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Friday, 5 Jan

Births, Marriages and Deaths


Friday, 12 Jan


St. Ives
The Primitive Methodists in this town held a missionary [tea] meeting on the 1st instant, at which 30 persons were supposed to be present. Great peace and harmony pervaded the meeting, the surplus proceeds of which amounted to £17. 3s. At seven o’clock the chapel was opened for public service, when two missionary addresses were delivered to a large and respectable [group] by the Rev. Messrs Wm. Drillfeld, and Jas. Ch..l, who exhorted their respective societies to continue their missionary exertions, and abound in charity toward that species.

Horrible Death
A child three years old, son of Matthew Care, of St. Ives, drank boiling water from the tea kettle on the fire, in the absence of its mother, and died almost immediately.


On Tuesday last, at Lelant, Mr. William Morley, of the Sun Inn, aged 52 years. (poss 32 yrs)

Friday, 19 Jan


Wesleyan Chapels
During the past week several Missionary Meetings have been held in the Wesleyan Chapels, in the Penzance circuit, in addition to those noticed a short time since. The congregations were very good, and the interest felt will no doubt be lasting. The collections in every place exceeded those of any former year, and were in some places more than double. At Treen, a small village near the Logan Rock, where there is a neat chapel, the collection amounted to £8, one shilling for each person present. At Newlyn, notwithstanding the unfavourable weather, the collection amount to £24, being more than double the amount of last year.

Penzance Quarter Sessions
W. Coulson, Esq., having resigned the office of recorder of this borough, Thomas Paynter Esq., was immediately appointed, and held the first sessions on Wednesday, the 10th instant, at the Grammar school. There were several cases of felony, &c.

John ROBERTS, aged 13 years, charged with stealing some hard ware from Mr. SCANTLEBURY, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced in six months’ imprisonment at hard labour.

Henry FLAMANK was charged with stabbing Benjamin HOSKING, on the night of the 23rd of December last. This case excited considerable interest, and the court was, consequently, crowded to excess. Mr. Francis PAYNTER was employed for the prisoner, and Mr. Aaron SCOBELL for the prosecutor. Hosking stated that about two years ago, Flamank assaulted him in company with two girls, and from that time to this he had had no conversation with him.

That between twelve and one o’clock at night, in coming out of Mr. Joseph’s, he discovered a man hid in the corner of the passage; he exclaimed Halleo, who is there? and immediately Falmank said “you threatened to thrash me some time since, now I have got you - do it now, will you? I will stab you,” and immediately stabbed me in the left side, between the 7th and 8th rib, and followed me, cutting and stabbing me; and I received a wound also in my thumb.

Coming out of the passage, I met Mr. W. PEARCE, and told him I was stabbed. He and some other took me away to the surgeon. Flamank was seen near the place. The police were soon on the spot, and took Flamank into custody, to the police office, where he declared he was attacked by Hosking, and did it in self defense, and produced the knife to one of the police. Flamank’s employment is sometimes to prune trees; the knife is one that is used for such purposes.

During the trial, no direct evidence being given under what circumstance the act was committed, except the testimony of the prosecutor, the truth of which the prisoner denied, the jury returned a verdict of guilty of an assault, and Flamank was sentenced to imprisonment at hard labour for one year.

A woman named Elizabeth HARVEY, of Mousehole, charged with stealing some print, from the ship of Mr. YORK, draper, was found guilty, and sentenced to 13 months’ imprisonment.

A man named George HELYER was charged with stealing some clothes from the house of Mr. LUGG. The prosecutor failed to appear, and the prisoner was acquitted.

A woman named Susan HAWKE, charged with stealing wearing apparel, was convicted, and sentenced to one months’ imprisonment.

Owing to the severity of the weather, immense flocks of wild fowl have made their appearance here, and to the west, so much that at Sennen, as many as eighteen ducks have been killed at one shot.

Destructive Fire and Loss of Life
On Friday se’nnight, about two o’clock in the afternoon, a fire broke out in the dwelling-house occupied by Andrew Berryman, at Crowlas, in the parish of Ludgvan, which, in consequence of there being no supply of water at hand, continued to rage with unabated fury till the whole dwelling was reduced to one mass of ruin. The unfortunate man, who was in a neighbouring field, on discovering his house on fire, hastened to the spot, and on entering it, found his way to the wood corner from whence the flames [arose], when he was horrified to discover his little boy, a lad about four years old, literally burnt to a cinder. It is supposed that the child’s clothes caught fire, and communicated the flames to the wood corner. The poor unfortunate man had also six five pound notes consumed by the flames, besides nearly the whole of his furniture, and all the children’s clothes. We are happy to state that the Rev. H. E. Graham, rector of the parish, by his liberal donation toward the loss of the unfortunate sufferer, has set an example which it is hoped will be followed by the respectable part of his parishioners.


On Tuesday last, at Penzance, the wife of Mr. Robert Rogers, of a daughter; also, the wife of Mr. Wm. Richards, of a daughter.


On Sunday last, at Ludgvan, by the Rev. H. F. Graham, Mr. Pooly to Miss Mary Edwards.

Friday, 26 Jan


A Caution to the Fair Sex
One of the highest order of itinerant excavators, known by the appellation of Navy Luscombe, suddenly disappeared in the dead of the night, on Saturday, from the parish of Ludgvan, leaving a young woman, of respectable character, not a little disappointed, the banns of marriage between her and the fugitive having been published for the last time. This is the third instance that this deceiver has gone thus far in the steps of matrimony and no farther.


At Penzance, on Saturday last, Mrs. Reoscorla of a daughter.

At Stable-hobba, near Penzance, Mrs. S. Kernick, of a still-born child.


On Friday last, at his house, in Clarence-terrace, Penzance, the Rev. H. Treffry, jun. Wesleyan minister, aged 33 years. He commenced his ministry in 1821, when scarcely 20 years of age, and for 7 years laboured with great acceptance and usefulness, and bode fair to become a shining light in the connextion to which he belonged; but the exertion which his zeal lead lead him to make in the cause to which he had consecrated himself and all the powers, were too much for a constitution which, at first, was not very strong; and after sustaining two or three attacks of illness, which greatly weakened him, in 1831 he ruptured a blood-vessel in the lungs, and in consequence entirely laid aside from the work of the ministry. From that time to his death, he was the subject of uninterrupted afflictions, which through grace he bore with patience and submission to the divine will. In July last, he preached an anniversary sermon, at the request of some friends, but this proved too much for his weakness, and from that time he sunk rapidly towards the grave. His nervous system being much shaken, and the remedies to which he was obliged to have recourse, having a tendency to produce great depression, his feelings, in consequence, were not sensibly joyous, yet his faith in the atonement of Christ, and his expectation of future happiness through the merits of that atonement, were never for a moment shaken. He remained perfectly connected to the last, and died in peace.

At St. Just in Penwith, on Thursday, Mr. R. Boyers.

Friday, 2 Feb


On Saturday last, at Penzance, Mrs. Thomas Beckerleg, of a son.

At Penzance, on Monday last, the wife of Mr. James Eathorne, of a daughter.

At St. Ives, Mrs. James Painter, of a daughter. Also, Mrs. Thomas Kernick, of a son since dead.


At Ludgvan, on Tuesday last, the Rev. H. E. Graham, Mr. James Hosking, of Treasowe, to Rebecca Eddy, daughter of Mr. William Bilkey, of Tremenheere.


On the 20th ultimo, at Leskinnick near Penzance, Mrs. Barham, wife of T. P. Barham, Esq., aged 67 years.

Suddenly, at Penzance, on the 30th ultimo, Mr. John Hooper, carrier - he was quite well in the morning at seven o’clock, but was seized soon after with apoplexy, and expired the same evening.

Friday, 9 Feb


On Tuesday last, as Edward Blewett was engaged on the works of the new Pier, at Mousehole, near Penzance, a large stone fell on his leg, and caused a severe fracture near the ankle.


At St. Ives, Mr. Matthew Berreman, to Miss Siblyl Baragwanath.


At Penzance, on the 7th instant, aged 34 years, Thomas Chapman, Esq., M.D of the Bengal Staff, East India Company’s Service.

On the 30th ult., at St. Ives, Mrs. Ninnis, aged 30 years, wife of Captain James Ninnis, of the brig “Redruth.”

Friday, 16 Feb


Mr. Jacque’s Entertainment
This celebrated Illusionist, Ventriloquist, and Improvisor, has been performing at Redruth during the present week, where he had had very good audiences. We understand that he performs next week at Penzance, where we hope that he will meet with the encouragement which his talents deservedly merit.

On Friday last, a fine male child was found in Lariggan river, between Newlyn and Penzance; it was quite naked, and supposed to have been born about two or three days. The inhuman mother has not yet been ascertained.


At St. Ives, on the 11th instant, Mrs. J. F. Buzza, of Albion House, draper, of a daughter.

At St. Ives, on the 13th instant, Mrs. Samuel Mollard, of a son. Her husband was master of the ship “Gem,” which vessel foundered off Padstow about two months since, crew drowned.


At St. Ives, on the 13th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Havart, the Rev. Charles Jenkyns, of Sennen, to Blanche, second daughter of Daniel Bamfield, Esq., of that place.


At Mousehole, Mr. Harvey, aged 82 years.

Friday, 23 Feb


Penzance—During the past week the severity of the weather was such as is quite unusual in this neighbourhood. On Thursday it blew almost a hurricane, with a considerable quantity of snow, which disappeared almost immediately. Very little damage was experienced compared with what might have been expected, either to the town or shipping. Several of the vessels in the pier sustained damage in their bulwarks being stoved and their moorings cut and injured; but one vessel only, the “David” of Teignmouth, was so much injured in the hull as to be obliged to discharge her cargo. Another correspondent writes “It cannot fail to be satisfactory to the adventurers in the Wherry Mine, to learn that in the hurricane of last week, and blowing too from the quarter in which the mine was most exposed (SE to SSE) no damage whatever was sustained by any of the erections, which are extended about one hundred fathoms into the sea; whilst the injury done in the buildings on shore is confined to a few slates stripped from the boiler-house, the whole of which may be repaired for less than twenty shillings. We understand that the prospects of this spirited enterprise are extremely favourable.”

St. Ives—During the storm on Thursday last the French sloop “Jean Baptiste,” from Bristol to Rouen, with a cargo of iron and tin-plate, parted her stern mooring, and went broadside to the breach. She immediately filled, and the crew with great difficulty were saved. Several coasting vessels came in at the commencement of the gale, and the damage done to the shipping in the pier is supposed to amount to upwards of L500. Had it been spring tides, five or six vessels must have been cut down to the water’s edge. Great fears are entertained for the safety of the schooner “Edmund” of this port, which was seen off the bay during the gale. The town was quite exposed to the fury of the wind and snow, and the houses near the sea were, to a great extent, unroofed; but those that suffered most were on the terrace. They were not only unroofed, but the chiminies were blown down, and the greater part of the glass in the windows broken to pieces.

Clerical Bigotry
A child of Dissenting parents having died in Newlyn, the clergyman of the parish was applied to to bury it, but about two hours before the time appointed for the funeral, he refused to read the burial service, assigning as his reason that the child had not been baptized! The corpse was, however, taken to the grave, and having been deposited in the house appointed for all living, the afflicted father went outside of the cemetery, leaving his wife supported by a relative, and interred his own child after the manner generally adopted by the Dissenters, while tears flowed copiously from the eyes of a large concourse of spectators.

Melancholy Accident
On the 17th instant, a coroner’s inquest was held on the body of William Trenowden, miner, employed in the St. Ives consols. The deceased was engaged on the surface with his son, son-in-law, and three others, lowering a piece of timber into a shaft for the purpose of securing some ground at the adit level, when the sollering of an old and unknown shaft gave way, and he instantly fell sixty-seven fathoms and was literally dashed to pieces. Verdict, accidental death.

Friday, 2 Mar


Fatal Accidents A short time since, the son of Mr. Varvenour, of Mousehole, fell from the rigging of the “Rolle Carey” at the west of Scilly, and sunk to rise no more. The melancholy event has plunged the family in the greatest distress.


On Saturday, the 24th ult., at the house of his son-in-law, Mr. Joseph Billin, mercer and draper, Helston, Capt. Richard Boyens, formerly of St. Just in Penwith, aged 88 years, for 40 of which he held the situation of toller to the Duke of Leeds. Throughout a long life, he bore a character pre-eminently distinguished for uprightness and integrity.

At Penzance, on Friday last, Mr. Thomas Jones, master of the “Plymouth Trader” aged 76 years.

Friday, 9 Mar


St. Ives
The cargo of the French brig “General Foy,” which we stated last week had been brought into this port, is all discharged. About fifty hogsheads of sugar, in the bottom of the hold, were found to have been entirely washed out, and some casks of coffee damaged. The whole cargo consists of sugar and coffee, which is detained by a writ from the Admiralty for the salvors, who, no doubt, will be rewarded well for their services.

Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors
The matters of the petitions and Schedules of the Prisoners hereinafter named, are appointed to be heard at the Court-house of BODMIN, in the county of Cornwall, on the 31st day of March 1838, at the hour of ten o’clock in the morning.
William HUTCHENS, late of the Parish of Ludgvan, in the county of Cornwall, Grocer and Retailer of ___, Ale and Beer.
James GILLARD, late of Penzance, Cornwall, Coach builder (formerly in partnership, under the firm of Edward Lethbreidge and Gillard, Coach Builders, Penzance.)
[Moses] READ, late of the Town of Penzance, in the County of Cornwall, innkeeper.
John CARPENTER, late of the Town of Penzance, in the county of Cornwall, Cordwainer.


At Shepherds, Newlyn, on Wednesday last, Mrs. Hotten, of a son.


At Madron, on Saturday last, Mr. Chas. Anthony Cock, of Devonport, to Elizabeth Paul Moyle, daughter of Mr. H. M. Moyle, of Penzance.


Suddenly, at Madron, on Saturday last, Mr. John Richards

Friday, 16 Mar


Melancholy and Fatal Accident
On Tuesday morning last, a workman named William Squires, who was engaged in pointing the new Market House at Penzance, fell from the scaffold, a height of about 30 feet, and was so dreadfully injured that he died almost immediately.


At Hayle, on Sunday last, Grace Rodda, aged 85 years. She had been in the service of the Pascoe family, Penzance, 50 years, and was deservedly respected by them.

Friday, 23 Mar


On Friday last, there was a ball and supper given at Pearce’s Union Hotel, Penzance, by the bachelors of that town, at which about ninety ladies and gentlemen were present. Great credit is due to Mrs. Pearce, for the manner in which the supper was got up, which was superior to anything before witnessed at Penzance. The time was spent in the utmost hilarity, and the party separated at a very early hour in the morning.

St. Ives
A great number of lemons and several broken casks of tallow, have been washed ashore at St. Ives during the week, supposed to be from a vessel wrecked on the Seven Stones.


At Penzance, on Friday last, Mrs. Arthur James Beckerleg, of a daughter.

At St. Ives on the 18th instant, the Lady of George Herbert, Esq., Comptroller of H. M. Customs, of a daughter. Also, Mrs. Edwin Wearne, of a daughter, and on the 20th instant, the wife of Mr. James Boase, ore dresser, of a daughter


At Castle Horneck, near Penzance, on the 14th instant, Mary Ann, the youngest daughter of Samuel Borlase, Esq., aged two years and ten months.

Friday, 30 Mar


James WALTERS pleaded guilty of stealing two fowls, the property of Messrs. Calloway, at Gulval, and was sentenced to be privately whipped and discharged.


At Madron, on Saturday last, Mr. Thomas Grylls, to Miss Mary Webb, both of Penzance

At Ludgvan, on Sunday last, Mr. Thomas Barnes to Miss Jane Nicholls.

Friday, 6 Apr


I, the und-signed, SAMUEL PHILLIPS, of St. Ives, Huckster, having on the 22nd day of March last assaulted JOHN DUNSTAN, the younger, the Keeper of the Turnpike-Gate, at Redruth, whilst in the execution of his duty at Toll-keeper, and he being about to proceed against me for my improper conduct, I have consented to pay him a compensation for my grievously Improper conduct towards him, to pay all costs so incurred, and to make this public apology as a caution to others, and I thank him for his extreme [f]ealty towards me.
As Witness my hand, this Thirty-first day of March, 1838,
The [X] or sign of Samuel PHILLIPS


John LEE, 22, was charged with having assaulted William ROGERS, with intent to commit a felony. It appeared that the prosecutor, while on his way home on Saturday last, between the parish of Sancreed and St. Just, at which last place he resided, was overtaken by the prisoner, from whom he received a blow and was knocked down. They had a scuffle and the prosecutor was unable to rise again. But the prisoner, being much stronger than the prosecutor and a young man, took his stick away from him, and beat him unmercifully, telling him that if he did not give up his money he would take his life. … From his cries of “murder” a person named George Treraill came to his assistance, and with the help of Northey took him into [custody?] The ... two appeared to be still suffering ....excited by the appearance of Mr. Rogers, who is a very little personage, and did himself much credit by his valour proved on the occasion in question. The jury found the prisoner—Guilty, 12 months’ hard labour.


At St. Ives, on the 25th ultimo, Mrs. Williams, wife of the Rev. Henry Williams, Wesleyan Minister of a son.—On the 2nd instant, the wife of Mr. John Chapman, coast guard service, of a son.


At Ludgvan on Thursday last, after a few days illness, Mr. Henry Curnow, aged 68 years.

At Penzance, on Sunday last, Mary Rosina, the infant daughtrer of Mr. C. Crocker, upholsterer.

Friday, 13 Apr


Penzance Quarter Sessions
These sessions were held on Monday and Tuesday last, at the Grammar School, Penzance, before the recorder of the borough, Thomas Paynter, Esq.

Samuel CARNOW was indicted for stealing three paint brushes, the property of John EVA. It appeared that the prosecutor was employed by Mr. Phillips, in May, 1837, to paint his home, and that the prisoner went to his house for some paint. The prosecutor afterwards missed the brushes in question which had been taken by the prisoner, and given to a servant named Maria HUGHES, whom he charged to take care of them. Guilty. A former conviction and six months’ imprisonment were proved, and the prisoner had been previously transported. The recorder now sentenced him to seven years’ transportation.

Mary Guy ANDREWS, late a servant to Mr. Roscorla, was indicted for stealing a piece of Irish linen, the property of Mrs. Davy. There was a mis-description in the indictment, in consequence of which the prisoner was acquitted.

Mary Guy ANDREWS and Martha WARNE were charged with stealing a quantity of flour, beef, pork, ham, soap, &c from their then master, Mr. John Rescorla. From the evidence of Mr. Wren, a carrier, between Helston and Penzance, it appeared that the prisoner had, on several occasions, sent parcels by him, and that he had eventually become suspicious on account of the slovenly way in which the parcels were done up. He remembered seeing a pillow-slip with “R. no. 8” on it, and that was converted into a bag, and contained flour, ham, soap, butter, &c. Other evidence was called, and the facts fully proved, but the prisoners were acquitted on account of a wrong “laying” in the indictment. [Note: at a later time, Alice WEARNE, mother of Mary Guy Andrews, was tried for receiving these stolen goods, and found guilty. At that trial, the Judge said it was “a very well organized ring.” and her indictment was found good.)

Mary Guy ANDREWS was also again indicted for stealing a piece of linen, the property of Mr. Davy, from whom Andrews had received it for her mistress. The piece was found by Mr. Rescorla in the prisoner’s box. Guilty. Two years’ hard labour.

Mary WILLIAMS, a nursery maid, in the service of R. V. BOLITHO, Esq., was charged with having concealed the birth of a child of which she had been delivered. The prisoner, who was a young married woman, was found guilty. Two months’ imprisonment. The case occupied 14 hours.

Henry FRENCH and John CARBIS were charged with stealing a quantity of hay from a rick, the property of Joseph CARNE, Esq. The prisoners were seen carrying the hay away in a bag. Guilty. Six months’ hard labour.

The business closed on Tuesday evening.

Fairs to be Held in Cornwall in April
… Penzance, on the 19th.

William HUTCHINS, in his examination, stated that he kept a beer-shop and a grocer’s shop, about four miles from Penzance. The commissioner stated “there had been all through his circuit, more beer-shop keepers brought before him than men of any other calling whatever” He was declared to be entitled to the benefit of the act, and was discharged accordingly.

James GILLARD, it appeared, is a coach-maker, of Penzance, and commenced business in 1833. His detaining creditor is a Mr. John Parsons, of Truro, his father-in-law, who had lent him several sums of money, to the amount of £104, without any security until 1837, when the insolvent states he was pressed for the money, and he gave him a warrant of attorney, and paid him £12 in cash. Parsons took all his goods which made £54. His debts amounted to nearly £800. Discharged conditionally, on paying into court £35 for the benefit of the other creditors. Mr. Whitehouse, a creditor, and one of the firm of John and J. Pilchers, were named as assignees, or either of them.

James REED, an inn-keeper, of Penzance, appeared entitled to the benefit of the act, and was discharged forthwith. Mr. John Lascelles Cooper, assignee.


On Saturday last, at Penzance, Mrs. John Chester, of a son; and on Wednesday the 11th instant, Mrs. Richard Barnes, of a son.


At Madron, on Monday last, Mr. Edwin James to Miss Matilda Oats.

Yesterday, at Madron, Mr. Edwin Gluyas, of Hayle, to Miss H. Benfield, of St. Mary’s, Scilly.


At. St. Just, on Monday last, Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Capt. Nicholas Boyens, of the Honourable Trinity Board.

Friday, 20 Apr


Runaway Apprentice
Whereas Abraham ROBERTS, son of Mr. Abraham Roberts, Blacksmith of Newlyn, in the Parish of Paul, absconded from his master, Mr. C. J. TONKIN, Saddler, Truro, on Saturday, the 14th instant; all Persons are cautioned against harbouring or employing the said ABRAHAM ROBERTS, as they will be prosecuted according to law.
The said ABRAHAM ROBERTS is about five feet six inches high, 18 years of age, of dark complexion, particularly straight dark hair; he work away a dark coat and checquered fustian trowsers.
Truro, April 16, 1838.


Truro Quadrille Band
It affords us pleasure to state that this band, which was engaged for the ball at Penzance, on Tuesday evening, gave such proofs of their efficiency, as appeared the approbation of all present, and reflected the highest credit on their able conductor, Mr. V. Emily.


At Penzance, on Thursday, the 12th instant, Mrs. Andrew, wife of Capt. John Andrew, of the schooner “Venilla”, of a son; and on Friday, the wife of Capt. Bosustow, of a son.

At Ludgven, on Wednesday last, the wife of Mr. John Curnow, of a daughter


At Ludgvan, on Tuesday last, Mr. Wm. Trevorran, aged 42 years; also, Mr. Williams, aged 18 years

At Penzance, on the 18th instant, G. W. Latchmore, Esq., son of John Latchmore, Esq., of the Borough of Southwark, aged 23 years.

Friday, 27 Apr


The “BRISEIS”—We understand that, since the arrival of the “Magnet”, but little hope is entertained at Falmouth of the safety of the officers and crew of the “Breseis”, which sailed on the 6th of January with the mail for Halifax, and has not been heard of since. It will be truly melancholy if she has shared the fate of the “Hearty”, the “Redpole”, the “Thais”, “Ariel”, “Calypso”, and the “Myrtle”, all of which, with the exception of the latter, foundered at sea within a few years and all hands perished. Surely government will no longer continue in the packet service so dangerous a class of vessels as the old ten-gun brigs have always proved themselves to be, but at once provide for that service such craft as experience has proved to be so necessary for the security of life and property.

[Note by George Pritchard. These “Packet” ships earned the soubriquet “Coffin Ships”. We can well see why.

The “Breises” had as its captain one Leonard Courtney, a brother to James S Courtney of Penzance. James’ son [ also a Leonard Courtney] had lived with his uncle at Falmouth, presumably with a view to entering the naval service. On the death of his uncle he moved back into the family household at Penzance and the navy was rejected as a suitable profession. Instead he later became a Liberal polititian, MP and friend of Sir Stafford Cripps. Towards the end of an illustrious parliamentary career he was awarded the title of Lord Penwith. However, like most Cornish he left his native land when young to complete his formal education and never returned . He died in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea.]

The Late Wreck at Godrevy
The vessel wrecked at Godrevy on the night of the 16th instant, was the brig “Neptune” from London, 178 tons, A. Grant, master, from Liverpool to Rotterdam, with a cargo of cotton, hides, &c, &c. The bodies of nine persons, including the master and his two sons, have been washed up on shore and interred in Gwithian church-yard. The captain was identified by having the initials of his name marked upon one of his arms, but the body had no clothing on, except one boot. There have also been about 150 bales of cotton, 219 hides, 33 bags of allspice, and 5 bales of safflower washed on shore. In consequence of the stormy state of the weather, it is not yet ascertained where this ill-fated vessel first struck, as her bottom is not yet seen. The broken mast, yards, &c, &c, and parts of the hull that were dashed to pieces against the rocks, were sold on Saturday, by Mr. W. D. Mathews, auctioneer, Penzance.


Last week, at the house of his son, in Falmouth, aged 54, Mr. James Harvey, a native of Camelford, but lately resident of Newlyn, Penzance.

On Saturday the 21st instant, Theodore Drayton, infant son of the Rev. H. W. Williams,Wesleyan Minister, St. Ives.

Friday, 4 May


Partnerships Dissolved
Henry Samuel Boase, of Barton-crescent, London, John Josias Arthur Boase, of Penzance, and Pascoe Grenfell, of Gulval, Cornwall, bankers at Penzance.


At Madron, on Wednesday, Mr. James Pentreath, grocer, to Miss Edmonds, both of Penzance.


At Madron, on Friday last, Mr. T. Hall, aged 79 years.

Friday, 11 May

[Missing from microfilm.]

Friday, 18 May


The Sleeping Giant
On Sunday evening last, the inhabitants of Towedenack Church-town were greatly alarmed by a shrill sound that echoed from within the walls of the parish church. On approaching the edifice, they were horrified on beholding a spectre-like apparition that stood near the pulpit, in a ... and awful voice beseeching some person to release him from his disagreeable situation; but finding no assistance, he shortly after made his escape through one of the windows. The spectre proved to be a man that had fallen asleep during the time of Divine service that afternoon, and had remained in that state for some hours after the congregation was dismissed.

A Narrow Escape
On Friday last, between four and five o’clock in the afternoon, about a mile from Sancreed Church-town, on the road towards Penzance, Mr. Philip Nicholas was attacked by two traveling sweeps, in a most furious manner, one laying hold of the bridle of his horse, whilst the other threw his brush at Mr. Nichollas’ head, which was cut dreadfully. Fortunately, Mr. Nicholas had a small stick in his hand with which he got rid of the one holding the bridle, and made his escape. Every means for their apprehension has been used, but hither without success.

… Penzance 21st ….


On Monday last, in London, after a few days illness, James Halse, Esq., MP. for the borough of St. Ives and a Magistrate of this county.

Suddenly, at Towednack, on Tuesday se’nnight, Wm. Trewhella, aged 72 years, greatly respected by those who knew him.

At St. Ives, Mrs. Jane Quick, of apoplexy, aged 24 years.

On Sunday last, at Ludgvan, Jane Davy, aged 86 years.

At Penzance, on Monday last, Miss Daniel, aged 23.

On Thursday, the 10th instant, at Plain-an-gwarry, Redruth, deeply lamented, Mr. John Chester, of Penzance, eldest son of Mr. John Chester, of Redruth.

Friday, 25 May


St Ives Election [all emphasis as originally printed]
On Wednesday morning last, at eight o’clock, the Mayor, Wm. Bazely, jun,. Esq., attended at the Town-hall, to elect a fit and proper person to represent the borough of St. Ives in parliament, in the room of James Halse, Esq., deceased. William Tyringham Praed, Esq., of Trevethow, was proposed by the Rev. Wm. Malkin, and seconded by Mr. James Rosewall; and Capt. Francis Hearle Stephens, of Tregenna Castle, was proposed by Capt. James Stevens, and seconded by Wm. Bazeley, sen., Esq. On a show of hands being made, the majority was declared in favor of Capt. Stephens, when the friends of Mr. Praed demanded a poll, which was fixed to take place on Thursday morning, at eight o’clock. Both the candidates are called Conservatives. Mr. Praed declares himself to be “a firm friend to the Constitution of our common country in Church and State”, but says “but, with respect to the State, while I venerate the privileges it confers, and the liberties it guarantees, I am no patron of proved abuses, no foe to practical reforms.” Capt. Stephens says “To support religion, to guard the throne, to cherish liberty, to defend the rights and interests of all the people, and to reconcile them where they appear to be opposed; to protect by efficient means of commerce, trade, agriculture, and industry of the country, and by lightening the pressure of its burthens, to strengthen its credit and resources; ever to aim in all laws, customs, and institutions, at the greatest possible degree of improvement, and the least possible degree of change, are some of the principles on which I would endeavour in representing you to serve my country.” The speeches delivered in the Hall by the two candidates were quite common-place, as they principally confined themselves to expressions of gratitude, and assurances of success. (At the moment of going to press, we are informed that Mr. Praed has been returned by a majority of 8, the number being for Mr. Praed 255, for Capt. Stevens, 248.)


At. St. Ives, on the 23rd instant, Mrs. T. Sham, of a daughter; Mrs. B. Woodcock of a daughter; Mrs. J. Quick of a daughter; and Mrs. T. Adams, of a son.

On Thursday se’nnight, at Regent Terrace, Penzance, the lady of the Rev. Geo. Morris, of a daughter.


On Saturday last, at Ludgvan, by the Rev. H. E. Graham, Mr. John Eddy of Gulval, to Miss Elizabeth Trembath, of the former place.


On Wednesday last, at Long Rock, Ludgvan, Mr. Philip Callaway, aged 18 years.

On the 23rd instant, at St. Ives, Mrs. Kitty Uren, aged 81 years.

Friday, 1 Jun


On Tuesday evening, the 22nd ult., a public meeting of the total abstinence society was held in the Methodist Chapel, St. Ives, when Mr. Teare, the tee-total champion, and Mr. Blake, of Exeter, delivered addresses to a large and attentive audience. The extraordinary good effected by the operation of this society is very evident at this trying moment, for scarcely a drunken man, belonging to the town, is to be found, and the bands of musicians belonging to the two candidates having expressed a wish to attend the tee-total meeting, the worthy gentlemen kindly dispensed with their services for two hours and a half, in order to give them an opportunity of being gratified.

An Abstract and Analysis of the Commissioner’s Report on the Endowed Charities of Cornwall - presented to the Statistical Society, London, by R. W. W. Pendarves, Esq., M.P.
… The number of schools supported wholly or in part by the £982.12.2, and in which the instruction is given free, either to all or a part of the scholars, is about 12; including a free school at Madron, where 60 boys are taught reading, writing, and arithmetic; a school at East Looe, where 50 boys receive the same kind of instruction; and a grammar school at Penzance, of which the number of scholars is not reported. The remaining portion of the sum is divided among the inferior male and female teachers in 34 parishes of the county, who teach a little writing and arithmetic, but often reading only. …


At Madron, on Tuesday, Capt. Jasper Williams, of St. Ives, of the schooner “Jasper”, to Mrs. A. Downing, of Penzance.


At Paul, this week, Mrs. Jane Wren, aged 97—60 years a Wesleyan.

Friday, 8 Jun


At St. Ives, Mrs. T. Tremearne, of a daughter; and Mrs. Thomas, of a son.

At Ludgvan on Saturday last, the wife of Mr. Wm. James, of twin sons.


At St. Ives, Mr. Edward Bennetts, of Lelant, to Miss Bamfield, of the former place; also, Mr. W. Renoden, of Lelant, to Miss Bamfield, of Zennor.


At Ludgvan, on Tuesday last, Mr. Richard Oats, aged 29 years.

At Penzance, on Monday last, Mr. Richard Coulson, eldest son of Mr. Richard Coulson, painter.

At St. Ives, Mrs. Blanch Hichens, aged 90 years, she had been blind for the last 15 years; also, the infant child of Capt. T. Williams.

Friday, 15 Jun


Rara Avis [latin: Rare Bird]
Last week, a female Goosander was shot in the neighbourhood of Penzance, and is now in the possession of Mr. B. Mutton, watchmaker, Alverton-street, in that town, where, we have no doubt, the curious in ornithology may be gratified with a sight of it.


At Ludgvan, on Sunday last, Mrs. John Hosking, of the Old Inn, of a son.

At Penzance, on Monday last, the lady of S. Pidwell, jun., Esq., of a daughter.

On Friday last, at Lower Quarter, Ludgvan,. Mrs. W. Edwards, of a son.

At Towednack, on Sunday last, Mrs. Johanna Broad, of a daughter.


At Penzance, on the 10th instant, Anne, the youngest daughter of Mr. Alexander Marracki, a young lady who to great loveliness of person, attractive ___, and the gentlest disposition, added unaffected piety, and departed in the fullest assurance of a glorious immortality.

Suddenly, at Newlyn, on Sunday last, Mrs. Elizabeth Maddison, wife of J. B. Maddison, aged 54 years.

Friday, 22 Jun


This town is expected to be unusually gay on the day of her Majesty’s coronation. About 600 inhabitants will be regaled with beef and pudding at a public dinner in the new corn-chamber, provided by the voluntary contributions of the inhabitants; after which the members of the total abstinence society of that town and other places will walk in procession with appropriate banners, &c. to the above room, to take tea at their own expense. About 2,000 are expected. The members of the Penzance cricket club, will also perambulate the streets in their uniform, several triumphal arches are to be erected, and should the weather be fine, a general holiday, and a day of much pleasure, is anticipated.

On Wednesday, the 13th instant, the new and splendid shambles and [meat] market, Penzance, was opened. The Mayor proceeded from his house in form, accompanied by the Council and Architect, and the butchers walking before. On opening the gates, and admitting nearly as many of the inhabitants as it would contain, the Mayor proceeded to address the butchers with a very appropriate speech, by impressing on their minds the constant observance of the bye laws, particularly those that referred to them, and expressed his earnest hope that they would at all times adhere to order, decorum, and cleanliness. Having stated that he would be glad to hear from any one who had something to say, one of the butchers, James Penrose, stepped forward, being delegated by his brother butchers to express their sentiments on the occasion. Mr. Penrose spoke with considerable correctness, even elegance, pointing out the unanimity of feeling that existed among them as tradesmen with respect to the handsome manner in which they had now been treated, more especially referring to the splendid market that had been prepared for their reception that day, and to the anxiety manifested by the Mayor and Council to satisfy all parties with their appointments to the stalls. There was, however, one thing they had to complain of, and as it was but one, he was almost ashamed to mention it, which was the price of the stalls. He hoped and believed they would take the matter into their most serious consideration, and make the necessary reduction. He could not refrain from congratulating his Worship, that as a magistrate he believed him to be what all magistrates ought to be, and what the Almighty intended they should be “A terror to evil doers and praise to them that do well.” Three hearty cheers were then given, after which the Mayor installed every butcher into his separate place. Wombwell’s splendid band, at the request of the Mayor, kindly attended, and played several beautiful airs, finishing with “God save the Queen”.


On Monday last, at Ludgvan, the wife of Mr. Joseph Martin, Miner’s Arms, of a son.

On Friday last, at Penzance, athe lady of D. Bedford, Esq. of a daughter.


On the 7th instant, at St. Clement Danes, Strand, W. Nichols, Esq., of Penzance, to Ann, relict of E. Stephens, Esq., of Sometoncourt in the county of Somerset.

On Saturday last, at St. Erth, Mr. William Oaty, mason, to Miss Mary Ann Morris, of Lelant.


At Ludgvan, on Monday last, Mrs. Ann Cattran, aged 79 years.

At Penzance, on Saturday last, Mr. James Thomas, saddler.

At Penare[d], Penzance, on Sunday last, of apoplexy, Miss Foster, aged 51 years.

Friday, 29 Jun


[In Ludgvan, 270 tee-totalers led the parade, wearing white trowsers and blue “rosettes” on white satin ribbons; after parading the town, they joined similar groups from neighbouring villages, and, led by the Ludgvan band, all marched to Penzance for a great parade. All the buildings in the village were lighted, especially that of Mr. C. Harper who “most brilliantly illuminated his hotel”.]


At Madron, on the 27th instant, in his 81st year, the Rev. William Tremenheere, A.M., Vicar of Madron, with Penzance and Morvah, and for some years Chaplain to the late Viscount Torrington.

On Monday last, at St. Ives, after a few hours illness, Wm. Bazely, Esq., aged 64 years. The death of that gentleman has caused a deep feeling of regret throughout the town and neighbourhood, which has been evinced by the inhabitants partially closing their windows. Mr. Bazely was in good health, and attended divine service both morning and evening on Sunday; and by four o’clock on Monday afternoon he was removed from this world to a better place. His family have to deplore the loss of an affectionate and beloved parent; the poor a liberal employer and benefactor; and the inhabitants of St. Ives, a kind hearted and respectable friend and neighbour.

At Mousehole, on Saturday last, Mr. James Wright, the younger, aged 17 years.