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Friday, 4 Jan


List of Game Licenses, General Certificates of £3.13s.6d each

Bolitho, Richard F. Penzance
Caroe, William Penzance
Chanballa, William St. Just Penwith
Cuminin, William Sancreed
Edwards, Richard Penzance
Hosking, Henry Penzance
Price, Sir C.D. Bart. Penzance
Rescorla, John Penzance
Vercoe, William Newlyn

The GAOLER’s REPORT stated that there was nothing connected with the discipline or health of the prison that called for any remark. The gaoler felt it his duty, however, to report that there were no fewer than nine men in prison committed from St. Ives for smuggling, and of these, only three had been sentenced to labour. The others remained indoors. He felt it necessary to bring this subject before the magistrates, as there was an order from Government for the payment of 6d. a day for the maintenance of persons imprisoned at the suit of that department of the revenue. No allowance was made except the sentence was not to hard labour. It seemed reasonable that on proper application orders should be given for payment of a similar allowance to all crown prisoners, and he begged to observe that the Government did so in some instances. The return of prisoners was 91 men, 16 women, total 107. The rules and regulations of the gaol had been complied with.

Jane Gendell, 23, of Gulval, was indicted for stealing three geese, the property of Mr. John Rich. Mr. Geo. John appeared for the prosecution; Mr. Stokes for the prisoner. John Stratton stated that he lived at Ding Dong, near Tredinnick; as he was going over Tredinnick common, he saw three geese near Venteoigga[?] adit; the geese were plucked, and the feet were off in the cloth, along with the heads and bodies and gilblets; took up the legs and afterwards gave them to John Rich. Elizabeth Stratton witness; saw plucked ducks and some pickles [or geese were pickled] hidden in the Ventoigga adit at Tredinnick. John Rich, who resided at Gulval, had lost some geese with a slit in the right foot. The foot brought to him by John Stratton matched his geese. Constable was called, searched the prisoner’s house, found a jar with a recently made pickle. Prisoner lives less than a quarter of a mile from witnesses’ house. Mr. Stokes briefly addressed the jury, contending that there was no evidence on which the prisoner could be found guilty. The jury immediately found the prisoner NOT GUILTY.

Mary Richards, 50, of Camborne, widow, was charged with having stolen a pair of shoes, the property of Nicholas Trenwith. Nicholas Trenwith is a shoe maker, living at Penzance, who attended the market at Camborne; was there on the 7th of December, and saw the prisoner there; she came to his standing to look for a pair of shoes for a lad about eight years old, which were tried but did not fit; prosecutor afterwards saw prisoner with a pair of shoes on her belonging to him, and his son went after her and took them away. There were witness’s property and had not been paid for. Tippet, a constable of Camborne, produced a pair of shoes, which the prosecutor identified. John Trenwith, the son of the prosecutor, stated that he had taken the prisoner with the shoes on her arm. Edward Tredcane proved that he saw the prisoner take the shoes off the standing, and he afterwards saw them taken away from her by the last witness. GUILTY, four months’ hard labour.


At Penzance, on the 2nd instant, Joseph Nicholls, Esq., late Comptroller of her Majesty’s Customs at that port, aged 79 years.

Friday, 11 Jan


Jenefer Basley, 21, and Dorcas Bailey, 22, were charged with stealing at Ludgvan a quantity of potatoes, the property of Henry Thomas Davey. It appeared from the evidence of a son and daughter of the prosecutor that Jenefer Bailey was seen by them taking potatoes from a pile in the prosecutor’s meadow; while Dorcas appeared to have carried them off to their dwelling-house, which was within two fields of the pile. On being charged with the theft, Dorcas said she did not steal them, and Jenefer, that it was the first time she had ever stolen any. Verdict, both GUILTY; three month’s hard labour.

James Parmore, 18, charged with having stolen a pair of shoes of St. Ives, the property of John Clark Chapman, pleaded GUILTY. Two months’ hard labour.


At Trea[?]owe, in the parish of Ludgvan, on Monday last, Rebecca Eddy, wife of Mr. James Hosking, of a daughter.


On Sunday last, at the vicarage-house, Gulval, the Rev. Robert Dillan aged 86 years, Vicar of that parish.

At Penzance, on Thursday, the 3rd instant, Mr. John Cornish, aged 79 years, highly respected by a large circle of friends.

On Sunday last, at Penzance, Mr. John Corn, aged 23 years.

Friday, 18 Jan


PENWITH ANNUITANT SOCIETY—We are glad to hear that this Institution, having for its object the making provision for the widows or other female relatives of the members, is rapidly obtaining public attention and support, the number admitted into it being now nearly 70. We are always gratified at the formation and prosperity of these laudable societies, especially when founded on safe principles, which we understand is pre-eminently the case in this instance. Our readers will perceive by advertisement in another column, that the late meeting be admission of members stands adjourned to Thursday next.


At St. Ives, Mrs. Mitchell, Duke of York Inn, of a daughter.

Last week, at Tregadjack, in the parish of Ludgvan, Mrs. William Hosking, of a daughter.


At Liskeard, on Thursday the 10th instant, Jas. Roberts, Esq. of Gulval, to Miss Henwood, of the former place.

At the Registrar’s Office, St. Austell, on Saturday the 12th instant, Mr. Richard Pomery, farmer, of Goran Haven, to Miss Emilia P[?]y of Penzance.


At St. Just, in Penwith, on the 10th instant, Ann, wife of R. J. Ferris, Esq., surgeon, aged 29 years.

Friday, 25 Jan


Wanted, at St. Ives School, Cornwall, a man of good recommendations, who has been accustomed to Instructions in Elocution, Glos, Mapping, and Mathematics, one who could also talk and teach French; if he were approved would find the above a desirable situation.

None other than personal application to be made to JOHN PHILLIPS.

Note—the salary may not exceed Fifty Pounds per annum.


[Two unreadable entries]

Friday, 1 Feb


On Thursday, the 24th ult., at the parish church of Saint Hilary, John Tregonning, Esq., late of the parish of Ludgvan, to Margaret, second daughter of Mr. Rich. White, of the former parish.

At Penzance this week, Mr. Jacob Co[r/s]in to Miss Beetle; and Mr. John Berryman, Alverton, to Miss Mary Kemp, of Trereife.


Suddenly, at Newly[n], near Penzance, William, son of Mr. Thomas Carter, aged 23 years.

Friday, 8 Feb


On the 31st ultimo, at Trereife, the lady of Day P. Le Grice, Esq., of a son.


At Penzance, on the 23d ult., Mr. Samuel Openham, to Betsy, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Israel Levy, of Truro.

Friday, 15 Feb


On Tuesday night last, a fire broke out in the shop of Mr. Joseph Corin, hatter, Penzance, which at first threatened a most fearful destruction to a vast property; but by the prompt assistance of the inhabitants, the fire was prevented from extending beyond the front showroom, though not before upwards of 100 hats were totally destroyed, and near 300 were much injured and rendered nearly useless. How the fire originated is not known, but it is supposed to have been occasioned by a spark from the candle having fallen on some loose papers in the shop at the time of its being shut, about two hours previously. The engines were soon on the spot, but the fire was got under without their being used. We understand the stock was insured in the Imperial Insurance office.

SHOPLIFTING—On Monday night last, about ten o'clock, a boy called John Charles was taken into custody, and lodged in the jail at Falmouth, on the charge of robbing a shop. On Tuesday, he was brought before the mayor and magistrates, but the case was not quite clear enough to commit him on it. In his defence, he stated that he had run away from his father, who is a master block-maker at Penzance, with another boy, who went into the shop and pulled out the till; but that the man belonging to the shop caught him, and gave him to the constable instead of the other boy. He was reprimanded by the magistrates, and sentenced to one week's imprisonment and hard labour, and information of the circumstance was to be sent to his father in Penzance.


At Verbeld[?], in the parish of Ludgvan, on Tuesday last, Mrs. Jane Hoskings of a daughter.


At Madron, Mr. John Ellis, to Miss Honor Wallish.

Last week, at St. Ives, Capt. John Husband, of the brig “Integrity,” to Miss Hoskin, of Lelant. Also, Mr. James Richards, of St. Ives, to Miss Cundy, daughter of Capt., Cundy, of Lelant.


On the 31st ult., at Rosengrouse, Ludgvan, Mr. John Dunstan, aged 87 years.

On the 13th instant, at Penzance, Emma, wife of Mr. Peter Roberts, aged 90 years. Also, Mr. Thomas Noye, aged 81 years.

Friday, 22 Feb


On Wednesday, William James, aged about 63 years, living in New-street, Penzance, hung himself with his handkerchief in the back house, near his dwelling, and was found quite dead and cold. The poor man was frequently subject to mental aberration.


At Penzance, on Wednesday last, the lady of J. T. Millett, Esq., surgeon, of a son.


At Madron, on Tuesday last, the 13th instant, by the Rev. Lovell Blewett, Richard M. Esq., of . to Anne Nicholls, only daughter of the late P. B. Marth, Esq., of the same place.

[remainder missing]



Friday, 1 Mar


At Penzance, Mrs. William Allen, of a son.

Friday, 8 Mar


At a petty sessions, held at Penzance, on Monday last, before the borough justices, James Corin, jun., was convicted of a most atrocious assault upon a poor German Jew, and fined in the greatest amount the law prescribes, namely £5. It appears that the gentlemen of the mob, at Penzance, fancy they have a prescriptive right, on Shrove-Tuesday, to blacken the faces of persons they meet with burnt cork, and to commit other freaks equally indicative of civilization and good manners; and, accordingly, as the Jew was entering the town on that day, with his little traveling box on his back, he was met by Corin, who seized him, and endeavoured to disfigure his countenance in the most approved fashion of the place. The Jew, naturally enough, resisted, for which Corin knocked him down several times, and beat his head against the pavement with such force that the blood flowed from both ears, and it was for a time feared he was killed. Corin, in default of payment, was committed to prison for two months; and we hope this conviction will teach such brutes that they cannot commit their savage freaks with impunity. The correspondent who sends us these particulars suggests the propriety of Penzance following the example of Truro, by immediately organizing an efficient police, which shall be uninfluenced by local feelings.

ROBBERY—On Saturday last, William Bennetts was charged before J. P. Magor, Esq., at Redruth, with having stolen a quantity of blanketing of a peculiar quality, called plain country blanketing, used chiefly in the west of the county, the property of Philip Blamey, jun., of Gwennap, wool-factor. The prisoner keeps a cook's shop at Camborne, at which the vans stop, and goods are there deposited by different parties to be conveyed to their various destinations by other vans. On the 26th of December last, Mr. Blamey sent some blanketing by his father's cartman to be left at the prisoner's house, and thence to be forwarded to Mr. William Hoskin, of Penzance. Some parcels were forwarded, but one of them never arrived at its destination; and suspicions having been excited against the prisoner, a search-warrant was obtained by Mr. Tippet, the constable of Camborne, who searched his house, and found a quantity of blanketing answering the description of that which was lost. The prisoner was then apprehended, and underwent an examination, after which he was bound over to answer the charge at the Sessions.


At Penzance, on the 6th ult., Mrs. Anthony Stephens, of a daughter.


At St. Ives, Mr. Thomas Bawden, to Miss Kitty Quick.


At St. Ives, on the 4th instant, after a lingering illness, aged 50, Mr. Henry Olive, shoemaker.

On the 5th instant, at Penzance, Andrew Gray, Esq., of Dunbar, aged 28 years.

At Ludgvan, on Sunday last, Mr. Richard Oats Williams, aged 55 years, much lamented by a large circle of friends.

Friday, 15 Mar


CAUTION. A Separation having taken place between me, the undersigned James Trezise, and Margaret, my wife.

This is therefore to give Notice, that I will not be answerable for any debts she may contract after the date hereof.

JAMES TREZISE St. Just in Penwith, March 5, 1839


Lately, at Stoke Newington, Wm. Coulson, Esq., of Penzance, to Miss Jane Tonkin.

Friday, 22 Mar


During the heavy gale from the N.N.E. on Sunday last, a sloop was seen running for St. Ives bay, in a very disabled state, having lost the greater part of her sails. About noon, she came to an anchor two miles from the shore, but the cable soon parted. Being low water, and the sea breaking entirely across the Bay in such a manner as to leave no hope for the safety of the crew, Capt. Manby’s Life Apparatus, under the charge of the Coast Guard, was get on the beach [sic], and three 5-oared gigs were brought to the water’s edge, ready for launching; but just before the vessel struck, the crew left her in their boat, and most providentially came in through the seas in safety, when the vessel was dismasted, and filled immediately. She is the “Victory” of and from Bristol, for Exeter, with iron and free-stone. A small part of the cargo is saved.


At Penzance, on the 20th instant, the lady of Richard Pearce, Esq., of a son, which only survived two hours.

At Penzance, on Saturday last, the wife of the Rev. John Hall, Wesleyan Minister, of a daughter.


At St. Ives, on the 18th instant, Mr. Vivian Daniell to Miss Amy Uren.


Lately, at Penzance, Mr. Wm. Rowe, of Sithney. He was a sincere Christian, and his end was peace.

On Saturday last, aged 74 years, Mr. Thomas Bohenna, who, for many years, resided at Lelant, and was respected by his neighbours for his kindness and general urbanity of manners.

Friday, 29 Mar


Baragwanath vs Richards
Mr Erle and Mr. Butt for plaintiff, Mr. Crowder for defendant. The plaintiff, Michael Baragwanath, kept the hotel in St. Ives. The defendant, Thomas Richards, was his son-in-law. The declaration stated that the wife of plaintiff, and his two daughters, had, in March, 1837, voluntarily left his house; and that the defendant had received and harboured them contrary to the wishes and against the will of the plaintiff, whereby he had lost the society of his wife, and the assistance of his daughters. The defendant pleaded first the general issue; secondly, that he harboured the wife and daughters with the leave and licence of plaintiff; and thirdly, that the plaintiff had behaved so violently toward them that defendant had received them out of humanity.

Robert Quick, cabinetmaker and joiner, had been for several years acquainted with plaintiff, who kept the hotel at St. Ives. Knew his wife, and his daughters Elizabeth Hichens, and Matilda, who were now about 16 and 14 years old. [Witness testified that what violence he saw was started by the wife, who often slapped or hit him. Had seen the husband “groggy”, but never violent. She left her husband in 1835, and came back again not long before she left in March, 1837. Richards was a poor man, and had but two rooms and a small garret. Witness had also seen plaintiff’s children cut his head open with a mug or candlestick.]

Robert Toy was ostler and brewer at the St. Ives Hotel. [ Was there when the wife and daughters left in March, 1837. Testified the wife said the goods were as much her’s as his, and she took the teapot, and “smote” the things down from the dresser. Said he’d seen children spit on father when he was drunk, and insulted him.]

Cross-examined - had often seen his master drunk at ten or eleven o’clock in the forenoon. He would then sit in one place from morning till night. He was the weakest man alive when drunk.

Henry Richards, carrier, of St. Ives, gave evidence to the same effect.

Mr. Crowder addressed the Jury for defendant, alleging the improbability of this action being really brought by the plaintiff, to be restored to the society of those who the witnesses had said treated him so unnaturally. The learned gentleman then dwelt on the proved poverty of Richards, and contended that nothing but the direst necessity could have induced the wife and daughters to seek refuge in his house, where there was not even a bed for their use.

Ann Blight called; lived at the hotel from Aug. 1831 to June 1835. Baragwanath took to drink in 1831. Witness often saw him very drunk, nearly all the day through. He was then very violent with his family, and used abusive language. She left his employ in 1835, due to his drinking. [described a very violent fight just before the wife left in 1835]; wife was a very quiet and industrious woman, never spoke except to vindicate herself.

Joseph Johns kept an inn at St. Ives. Had often seen Baragwanath very drunk. He was then almost mad. Wife was a very clever, quiet, industrious woman, and was very much afraid of him.

John Richards, father of defendant, said when Baragwanath was drunk, he was wild drunk and would follow his wife [making comments, and criticizing, then threatening.]

Witness talked to him about his wife, and said “a house divided can’t stand.” He said “he would bring her a pauper on the town.” Never saw him smite her.

Mr. James Nicholas Penaluna, of Helston, was at St. Ives on the 23rd of February, 1837, and took a bed at the hotel. This witness spoke of an outrageous noise that was made by Baragwanath, and continued for five or six hours during the night; adding that he (witness) thought he should have had to defend his life.

Mr. Erle replied; and after the Learned Judge had summoned up, the jury retired, and in the evening, returned a verdict for plaintiff.

Court Cases
James Henry Michell, 14, and Richard Perry, 12, were charged with having stolen a lead weight, weighing about 50 lbs, the property of Robert Millett, of Marazion. It appeared that a weight had been taken out of the prosecutor's store, at Marazion, which he saw about a fortnight to three weeks before the 29th of December. He next saw it at Wheal Fortune mine, in Ludgvan. Mr. Hill, the store-keeper of the mine, stated that he had received it from a person named Oates. Mr. Oates was next called, and he stated that his wife had purchased the lead in question as old metal, and he had afterwards conveyed it to Wheal Fortune mine. Mrs. Oates, in her evidence, stated that the weight she bought was 53 lbs., and she bought it of Michell, who said he had picked it up on the Orcas rock. She gave 4s.3d for it. Her husband afterwards took it away. The evidence as to the identity of the weight produced, being the same as that she had bought of the prisoner, and which had also be! en conveyed away by her husband, being very unsatisfactory, the jury found both prisoners NOT GUILTY. The Learned Judge censured the conduct of Mr. Oates for having purchased the lead of these boys, and ordered that he should not be paid his expenses.

Friday, 5 Apr


Robert Perry, 27, was charged with having stolen a mare, the property of Samuel Phillips, of St. Ives, and with cutting her throat. Samuel Phillips lives at St. Ives. In January last had a mare and cart. On the 24th, about eight o’clock in the morning, the wheel of his cart was broken, when he let the mare loose, that he might get the cart repaired. He afterwards went on the Lelant road, and about 2½ miles from where he loosed the mare, he found her, and the prisoner standing with her. When prisoner saw witness coming up, he turned the mare, made her head fast, and cut her throat with a knife, and down she went. Witness had the mare seven months. He bought her of prisoner for £2, and had paid 11s. and 7s and 9s toward it. John Austin proved the purchase of the mare, and prosecutor’s continual possession of her from that time. The Learned Judge thought there was no evidence of a felonious taking. It was probable that the prisoner imagined, though falsely, that he had a right to take the mare, as the purchase money was not all paid. NOT GUILTY.

Matthew Daniell, jun, 23, charged with stealing from a changing-house on Morvah and Zennor Mine, a pair of trowsers, and a pair of drawers, the property of Thomas Carnow [Curnow?]. The prosecutor, a working miner, proved that he had put his clothes together in the changing house, on the 22nd of February, on going under ground, and when he came up again, the trowsers and drawers were gone. Henry Rowe saw prisoner go into the changing-house on the day in question, and on going in afterwards found the clothes thrown about. James Thomas was with prisoner, and they went away together. James Thomas was going to Morvah on the 22nd of February, with Daniell, who went into the changing house and brought out a shirt, trowsers, and drawers, and asked witness to carry them. He refused, and advised Daniell to carry them back, but he refused. Walter Gendell, constable of Morvah, (a constable of such a stamp, that the Learned Judge asked if they chose constables in Morvah for their stupidity,) gave a most blundering statement of his share of the business, from which we gathered that Dicky NEAL took the prisoner and delivered him to witness. GUILTY. A certificate of a former conviction was put in, and the prisoner was sentenced to fourteen years’ transportation.

James Thomas, 21, one of the witnesses in the last case, was charged with stealing a bridle and horse cloth, the property of Richard Dennis, of Morvah. The prosecutor, a farmer, missed a bridle and horse-cloth from his premises on the 26th of January; which, on the 24th of February, were found in a stable of St. Ives. Prisoner was then apprehended, and allowed that he had taken the things. Walter Hambly, a carrier, of St. Ives, the owner of the stable, stated that he bought the goods of prisoner in January; and that the prisoner told him he had had them for nine months. Walter Gendall, the constable, produced the articles, which were identified by the prosecutor. Witness said he had not taken prisoner into custody—a fact which the learned Judge said he could readily believe, as he appeared scarcely able, as yet, to find himself. (laughter.) GUILTY. Fourteen years’ transportation. There was, in this case also, a certificate of former conviction; and two other indictments against the prisoner, not proceeded in.

On Tuesday, the 2nd instant, a public meeting was held in the Town-hall, at this place, at which Roger Wearne, Esq., the mayor, presided, for the payment of distributing the rewards obtained for the pilots and others, for having so intrepidly exerted themselves [to save] the lives of the crew of the “Rival”, of Bristol, wrecked there on the 24th of December last, and also to [xx] the desirableness of establishing a life-boat in this [port]. The subscriptions &c received were as follows:

For the nine successful men:
The Royal Humane Society £10.10.0 and nine of the Society’s bronze medallions
From Lloyd’s £10.0.0
E.H. Adams, Esq., London £5.0.0
Local subscriptions £17.8.0

To be distributed among the whole who risked their lives.
From the London Royal Shipwreck Society £25.0.0 and four of the Society’s medals
to the four who risked their lives
W. T. Praed, Esq., M.P. £5.0.0

[The rest of the paper was crinkled, as to make no sense. It seems some of the money was given to the original nine, and then secondary prizes were awarded to the boat crews—excepting the Captains—some 40 persons in all.]


On Sunday last, at Creed, Mr. Peter Arthur, silversmith and jeweler, to Miss Angwin, both of Penzance.

Friday, 12 Apr


Charlotte Gallaway was committed on Monday last, to Bodmin gaol, charged with the murder of her illegitimate male infant, about three weeks old, at Paul workhouse. The child was found in her bed supposed to have been strangled, and the jury returned a verdict of willful murder. [see Aug 9 below]

Edmund Reynolds, 12, was charged with stealing two mole traps, at Sancreed, in February last. George Jenkin examined—I am a mole trapper; in February last I was employed by Peter Rowe, in Sancreed; on the evening of the 21st I set some traps; in the morning, I found one trap gone. I traced the foot steps into another field, where another was taken away, and to a blacksmith’s shop; and found the prisoner in Madron. I charged him with stealing them, and he told me they were up Drift-lane, in a bolt. He took me to them, and they were the same as I lost. The prisoner said that he had picked them up while going to work, and he took them home, when his father asked him where he got them from, and he told him. The father gave him a slap in the face, and told him to put them by, and he did, intending to place them there the next day. GUILTY, to be confined till the end of the sessions, on account of his good character and the recommendation of the prosecutor.


On Sunday last, at Falmouth, the wife of Mr. Wm. Stephens, of Penzance, of a son.

Friday, 19 Apr


Wendron v. Penzance
Mr. E. Coode and Mr. Grylls for the appellants; Mr. John and Mr. Smith for the respondents. This was an appeal against an order made for the removal of an illegitimate child named Clarinda Green from the borough of Penzance to the parish of Wendron. In the latter part of the last century, the grandmother of the pauper married a man named Thomas Moyle, who lived at Wendron, and whose settlement was admitted to have been in that parish. In 1800 he was convicted of a felony, and transported for seven years; on his return he went to Wilton, in Wiltshire, where he cohabited with a woman, whom he afterwards brought down to Wendron. His wife, after he was transported, lived with a man named Green, and took his name. While she lived with him, she had several children, and Jane, who was the mother of the pauper, and who is now dead, was one of the offspring of that illicit connexion. The pauper’s mother died in September last, previous to which she had been confined in the parish of East Stonehouse; but as the child was illegitimate, it derived its settlement from the grandfather. Several points were contested by the learned gentlemen employed on both sides, and the pauper was near being inflicted on the parish of Wendron, when Mr. Coode took as an objection the non-accessibility of Moyle to his wife within reasonable time prior to the birth of the pauper’s mother. The evidence was unfit for publication, and the non-accessibility being established, the order was quashed. The Court then rose.


At St. Ives, Mrs. Duston, of a daughter.


Yesterday, at Kenwyn, by the Rev. George Cornish, Richard Thomas, Esq., surgeon, Penzance, to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of W. Michell, Esq., of Comprigney, near Truro.

At St. Ives, on the 8th instant, Capt. James Thomas, of the schooner “Emerald” of Scilly, to Miss H. Edwards.

On the 17th instant, at St. Ives, Mr. John Grenfell, to Miss Jane Hoskin.

At Madron, on Tuesday, the 16th instant, H.H. Vevers, Esq. of Liverpool, to Clarinda, youngest daughter of the late Mr. M. Colliver, of Falmouth; also, Mr. John [P?]entreath, to Julia, eldest daughter of the late Stephen Lake, Esq. of Penzance.


On the 15th instant, at Halsetown, St. Ives, Mr. John Grenfell, aged 74 years; and on the 16th instant, the infant son of Capt. Thomas Richards, of the schooner “Commodore.”

Friday, 26 Apr


Penzance Quarter Sessions
The sessions for this borough were held on Friday last, before Thomas Paynter, Esq., Recorder. The following prisoners were tried:

Thomas Battenson, for stealing a sash and a plane, the property of Mr. John Sampson, innkeeper. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment.
John Wallis, for stealing two bottles, the property of Messrs. Davy & Sons. This prisoner also pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to a fortnight’s imprisonment at hard labour.
Jane Jennings, for stealing from the shop of Mr. R. Frean, baker, a loaf of bread. Guilty—and sentenced to be imprisoned for three months.
John McLeod, for making a violent assault on a police officer in the execution of his duty. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment at hard labour.
Capt. W. Andrews for an assault on Mary Ann Rogers, his servant. There were two counts in the indictment, one charging him with an assault with intent &c., the other with a common assault. The prisoner was acquitted on the first charge, but guilty on the second. Fined, £20.
Mary Miller, for an assault on Margaret Miller. The prosecutor did not appear, and the prisoner was discharged.


At Lower-quarter, in the parish of Ludgvan, on Friday last, Joseph Trewren, aged 24 years.

Friday, 3 May


At Penzance, on Monday last, Mrs. D. Tremewan, of a son.

On Friday, the 19th ultimo, at Lowerquarter, in the parish of Ludgvan, Mrs. George Hosking, of the New Inn, of a son.


At Buryan, on Tuesday last, Mr. Humphry Davy, fourth son of Wm. Davy, Esq., of Penzance, to Elizabeth eldest daughter of Mr. Nichs. Permewan, of the former parish.

At Madron, Mr. Geo. Sly, of Truro, to Miss Treweeke, of Penzance.


On Monday last, at Penzance, Richard Edwards, Esq., aged 80 years.

At Penzance, on Saturday last, Mr. Lisle, aged 74 years; a superannuated excise officer.

Friday, 10 May


At the Orchard, Penzance, on the 6th instant, the lady of T.S. Bolitho, Esq., of a daughter.


At Chelsea, on the 27th ultimo, after a short illness, Mr. James Stewart, furnishing-ironmonger, eldest son of the late Mr. Thomas Stewart, of Penzance.

Friday, 17 May


St. Ives
In consequence of the expected dissolution of Parliament, the friends of W. Praed, Esq., the present member for this borough, and Edward Ley, Esq., nephew to the late J. Halse, Esq., M.P., have been making an active canvass of the constituency. The candidates are both Tories.

Melancholy Loss of Life; Twenty Fishermen
On Tuesday night last, the 7th instant, the Mount’s-bay fishing boats went to sea, the weather being exceedingly fine; but during the night, [a storm] arose so suddenly that many of them were caught with their nets out; and the wind rapidly increasing. Several days had elapsed and no account was received from them, so that great apprehensions were entertained of their being all lost. Had the storm lasted much longer, their loss would indeed have been inevitable, but happily, the weather moderated, and all have arrived in safety after their narrow escape, with the exception of three, which were seen to sink by some others who were every moment expecting to share the same fate. Numbers of the unfortunate men have left large families without the least means of support. The men of the boats lost are the “Victory”, A. Kelynack, master; the “Neathy”, T. Blewett; and the “Bounty”, Pender.


At Mousehole, the wife of the Rev. Mr. Appleby, of a son.


At Gulval, on Saturday last, after a protracted illness, Mrs. Keigwin, relict of the late Rev. J. J. Keigwin.

At Penzance, on the 14th inst., Robert Michell, infant son of Mr. J. T. Millett, surgeon, aged 3 months.

At Mousehole, Mr. Abraham Wright, shipwright, formerly of her Majesty’s dock-yard.

Friday, 24 May


TODAY and TOMORROW—The Artists of the HUBARD GALLERY will continue to take LIKENESSES in their xxally striking peculiar style until to-morrow evening at Three O'Clock, at No., 24, St. Nicholas Street, Truro. An Exact Likeness is Best, with a FRAME and GLASS may in every instance be had for ONE SHILLING, or with finished drapery, 2s.6d. to 7s6d. WHOLE LENGTH FIGURES 3s. to 21s.—CHILDREN 2s.6d to 10s.6d. The Gallery will be opened in the LARGE HALL of the TEMPERANCE HOTEL, PENZANCE, about the MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

Truro, May 24, 1839


GAME LISTS (fourth publication)
Persons who have obtained Game Certificates for the year 1838

Pidwell, Samuel Penzance
Soddy, Francis* Uny Lelant

Those persons marked with an Asterisk have been brought into Charge for the Double Duty.
Made up from the 31st December, 1839, to the 5th of April, 1839. by order of the Board, Charles Pressly, Secretary Stamps and Taxes

PENALTIES—The Commissioners of Stamps and Taxes herby give Notice, that every person taking, killing, or pursuing Game, without first obtaining a Certificate, incurs a penalby of £20, and is also liable to be surcharged in double the amount of Certificate Duty.

Any person in pursuit of Game refusing on being duly required to produce his Certificate, or to permit the same to be read, or a copy thereof to be taken, or refusing to declare his true name and place of residence, also incurs a penalty of £20.

Friday, 31 May


Teetotalism—On Whit-Monday afternoon, the Teetotalers of Breage and Germoe held a meeting on the top of Tregoning Hill, from whence they adjourned to the large Wesleyan Chapel at Troon, in Breage, and were addressed by Messrs. Carne and Trestrail, from Falmouth. On Whit-Tuesday, the Teetotalers of Helston met on Helston downs, and followed the band to Sithney common, from thence to the pleasure grounds of Newham, the seat of Miss Basset, sister of the late Lord de Dunstanville, who is a warm friend of the society, and afterwards to the new Market-house at Helston, where they took tea in the evening. The Rev. B. E. Graham, Rector of Ludgvan, who had gone from his residence that morning to St. Ives and preached to a congregation of upwards of 3,000, gave an excellent lecture in the Market-house on the proved advantages of the society. The Rev. Gentleman was greatly cheered, after which he returned to his residence at Ludgvan. Our correspondent adds that he hopes there will be better regulation for keeping order when gentlemen come so far to lecture again.


At Penzance, on Tuesday last, Mrs. Harvey, wife of the late Mr. Wm. Harvey, druggist of that town, aged 75.

At Newlyn, Mr. R. Carne, aged 81 years.

Suddenly, at Penzance, Mrs. Elizabeth Tonkin, widow of the late Mr. Charles Tonkin, aged 79 years.

Friday, 7 Jun


At Penzance, on Sunday last, Mrs. A. Berriman, of a son.


At St. Ives, on the 30th instant, Mr. Anthony Grenfield, to Miss Mary Ann Richards.

Friday, 14 Jun


On Monday last, at Penzance, Mrs. Kindly, of a son.


BARNES–EDDY—At Hea, Madron, July 17, Mr. Charles E. Barnes, of Newlyn, to Miss Edith J. Eddy, of Gulval Cross. [Does this belong here, the style is of a later date?]

[remainder illegible]



Friday, 21 Jun


The Committee appointed at the Meeting held at Penzance, on the 28th of May 1839, are much gratified at having it in their power to report that the appeal to the sympathy and benevolence of the Public, on behalf of the widows, orphans, and other destitute relatives of the TWENTY FISHERMEN who were DROWNED on the 8th instantly, has been responded to as might have been expected; the amount of Subscriptions to the previous time being above £520, whilst at the same time there is every reason to hope that this will be considerably increased when the case becomes generally known.

Nothwithstanding, however, the liberality which has been evidenced and on a .of which the Committee with confidence rely, they deem it necessary to call further attention to the urgency of the case; as it must be borne in mind that a still larger sum [not] as yet subscribed, will be be requisite to carry out the intention expressed in the last resolution of the public meeting, vig. “That the Committee be requested to keep in view the permanent benefit of the orphan children, and not the mere keeping them from parochial relief, under a hope that they may be ultimately brought up in that line of respectability and credit which they would have enjoyed but for the loss of their parents.”

Subscriptions will continue to be received by the Treasurer, Mr. T. S. Bolitho, or at either of the Banks in Penzance.

Amount subscribed on the publication of the first list £127. 17s. 6d.

List of Additional Subscriptions [most names very clear; some were ‘blotty’]

Shipwrecked Fisherman’s Society, London £30 0 0 Septimus Richards, Paul £0 10 0
Lord Eliot 5 5 0
Sir C. Lemon Bt,MP 5 0 0 Thomas Vigurs 1 0 0
E.W.W. Pendarves, MP 5 0 0 T. Leah, Paul 1 1 0
W. T. Praed, MP 5 5 0 William Tonkin 0 10 6
Rev. T.H. Vyvyan 1 0 0 Abraham Chirgwin 0 10 0
Francis Paynter 1 1 0 Martin Chirgwin 0 10 0
Capt. Bennett, R.N. 5 0 0 E. J. Chirgwin 0 10 0
Mrs. Thompson 1 0 0 Michael Tonkin 0 15 0
Dr. William 0 10 0 Abraham Roberts 0 10 6
Miss Bennett 0 10 0 W. H. Tonkin 0 10 6
John Hamilton 1 0 0 R. W. Tonkin 1 0 0
John Pentreath 1 0 0 J. Mathews, Paul 0 10 0
W. T. Carne 1 0 0 J. Richards, Paul 0 10 0
Capt. Jago, R.A. 1 0 0 Sundry small sum, per Messrs.
Jackson & Chergwin
Mrs. Treffry 0 10 0 0 19 0
Miss A. Rogers 0 10 0 W. J. Henwood 2 0 0
Miss M. Rogers 0 10 0 Benjamin Downing 0 10 0
Miss C. Rogers 0 10 0 J. H. Merrifield 0 10 0
Miss E. Rogers 0 10 0 Fishermen at Newlyn and
Sundry small sums per Messrs. D. B. Bedford
and H. Y. Dennis
20 0 0
2 15 2 Ditto at Porthleaven 1 15 0
Rev. W. D. Longlands 0 10 0 P. Marrack, Newlyn 1 1 0
Mrs. Ley 0 10 0 Mrs. Marrack, ditto 0 10 6
Mrs. Stephens 0 10 0 John Stephens, jun, Sancreed 0 10 0
J.W. H. Huthnance 0 10 0 Messrs. J.M.W. & J.M Williams,
Capt. Davies, R.N. 1 0 0 4 0 0
P. Colliver 0 10 0 R. Foster, Lostwithiel 1 0 0
Richard Barnes 0 10 0 Mrs. Fawkener, Rosemorran 1 1 0
D. Tom 1 0 0 Rev. Mr.Boraston, Kenegie 1 0 0
Mrs. D. Tom 1 0 0 P. Grenfell, Gulval 1 0 0
T. Payne 0 10 0 R. Victor, ditto 0 10 0
Mrs. Tregarthen 0 10 0 Sundry small sums per
Mr. W. Bolitho
James Rosewall 0 10 0 1 4 6
Mrs. Paynter 0 10 0 George Carnack,Helston 0 10 0
Sundry small sums per Messrs. Robyns
and Bromley
The Misses Stone, Penzance 1 0 0
2 19 0 C. J. W. Ellis, Trengwainton 5 0 0
A Widow’s mite 1 0 0 Sundry small sums per
Rev. M. N. Peters
N. Phillips 2 2 0 0 16 0
J. Lyle, Bonython 1 0 0 R. T. Pentreath 0 16 0
H. Borrow, Truro 0 10 0 Rev. John Hall 0 10 0
_ Vigers, ditto 0 10 0 J. M. Bromley 1 0 0
_ Michell, Calenick 0 10 0 John Caddy 0 10 0
R. Hocking 1 0 0 Rev. John Buller, St. Just 2 2 0
John Coulson 0 10 0 John Trevise, ditto 0 10 0
Miss Coulson 1 0 0 N. Grenfell, ditto 0 10 0
W. Cock 1 0 0 N. Grenfell, jun, do 0 10 0
Henry Joseph 0 10 0 John Thomas ditto 1 0 0
R. D. Rodda 1 0 0 G. Chenhalls, ditto 0 10 0
John Pearce 0 10 0 Mrs. Reed 0 10 0
R. Simonds 0 10 0 Mrs. Cornish 0 10 0
John Carne 1 1 0
H. Rickard 0 10 6 N. Hayes, ditto 0 12 0
T. M. Wearne 1 0 0 J. & T. Phillips 0 10 0
M. Colliver 0 10 0 J. Fetris, ditto 0 10 0
W. Harris 0 10 0 S. H. James, ditto 0 10 0
R. J. Ferris 1 0 0 J. Bennetts, ditto 0 10 6
Martin Mathews 0 10 0 B. Gartrell, ditto 0 10 0
A. R. Marrack, Sancreed 1 0 0 Sundry small sums per
Rev. J. Buller, st. Just
Sundry small sums per Messrs
Pearce and Rowe
14 2 6
1 13 6 R. Hickens, Madron 0 12 6
Rev. William Veale Gulval 2 0 0 J. Bitch, Madron 0 10 0
A. K. Brittan 0 10 0 Sundry small sums per
Mr. W. Viegoe, Madron
H. Edwards, Scilly 0 10 0 0 19 0
S. Higgs 1 0 0 Mrs. Tremayne 10 0 0
R. Husband 2 2 0 J. H. Tremayne, Heligan 0 10 0
Mrs. William Peel 5 0 0 R. Marrack, Tavistock 1 0 0
The Messrs Peel 0 10 0 Rev. W. Oxman 1 0 0
Thomas Peel 5 0 0 James Flamank 1 0 0
Miss Tremenheere 1 0 0 J. N. R. Millett 1 0 0
Miss Peyton 1 0 0 W. Lawry, Morvah 0 10 0
Mrs. Boase 1 0 0 Mrs. Praed 5 5 0
Miss Boase 1 0 0 Rev. H. Rogers, Camborne 1 1 0
R. Bodilly 1 0 0 J. Downing, Newlyn 1 0 0
R. Richards 1 0 0 W. Thomas, Paul 5 10 6
Mrs. Joseph Batten 1 1 0 J. Wright, ditto 0 10 0
Mrs. Michell 1 0 0 W. Cornish, Marazion 0 10 0
Miss Pascoe 1 0 0 T. P. Garvey, ditto 0 10 0
Mrs. Garson 0 10 0 I. Millett, ditto 0 10 0
Miss Bloemxleld 1 0 0 W. Grenfell, ditto 2 2 0
T. P. Hocking 0 10 0 Rev. J. H Townsend, ditto 0 10 0
The Misses Giddy 0 10 0 Mrs. Cole, ditto 0 10 0
John Thomas 0 10 0 J. Hocking, ditto 0 10 0
J. R. Pascoe 0 10 0 S. Lawrence’s Commedians 1 0 0
Edmund Davy 0 10 6 __ Shaw, Bristol 1 0 0
John Polkinghorne 0 10 0 J. Rowe, Reginnis 1 1 0
Rev. U. M. Tonkin, Lelant 2 0 0 George Busustow, Ludgvan 1 0 0
Richard Millett 1 0 0 H. Hodge, St. Levan 0 10 0
A. Dryburgh 1 1 0 J. Wright, sen 0 10 0
Capt. W. Burgess, RN, Paul 1 0 0 Capt. J. Wright 0 10 0
Dr. Montgomery 1 0 0 John Coode, Launceston 0 10 0
J. Trembath, sen., Sennen 1 0 0 C. Gurney, ditto 0 10 0
Miss Jane Pxxxt 1 0 0 T. Pearse, ditto 1 0 0
Sundry small sums per Messrs. Boase
and Pascoe
G. W. Webber, ditto 1 0 0
0 19 0 N. H. P. Laurence, ditto 1 0 0
Edwin Ley 10 0 0 J. K.Lethbridge, ditto 1 0 0
The Misses Bolitho 1 0 0 Rev. Dr. Rodd 5 5 0
Servants at Chyandour 0 14 6 Joseph Branwell, Launceston 0 10 0
Sundry small sums per Messrs R. F Bolitho
and J. Pascoe
T. Ching, ditto 0 10 0
2 11 6 J. L. Cowland, ditto 0 10 0
R. Cornish, Ironmonger 1 0 0 W. Pearse, Newport 0 10 0
W. M. Baynard 0 10 0 W. A. H. Arundell, Lifton Park 5 0 0
John James 0 10 0 Miss Best, Launceston 1 0 0
C. M. Vilbert 1 0 0 H. Pethick, ditto 0 10 0
T. H. Bodilly 1 0 0 Messrs. Gill, Runnle & Co ditto 1 0 0
H. Runnalls 2 0 0 Rev. Charles Rodd 0 10 0
A. Blee 1 0 0 Sundry small sums at
Launceston per Messrs
Robins, and Co
John Connock 1 10 0 2 5 5
Wm. Dymond 0 10 0
Anthony Stephens 1 0 0 Rev. Thomas Hobyns,
James Stephens 0 10 0 1 1 0
Joel Lean 1 0 0 R. Hichens, London 1 1 0
John Harvey, woolcomber 1 0 0 N. Griffiths, ditto 1 1 0
Peter Roberts 0 10 0 W. Mortimore, ditto 1 1 0
William Davy 1 1 0 Sundry small sums at Maraxion, per
Rev. J. H. Townsend
William Harvey 1 0 0 2 10 6
Samuel York 1 0 0 __ Harvey, St. Day 1 0 0
J. Symons 0 10 6 John Kemp, Madron 0 10 0
N. Berriman 1 0 0 James Penlteath [?] 1 0 0
Mrs.Mackenzie, Lariggan 1 0 0 Paul Kemp, Madron 1 0 0
Mrs. Tyacke, Rosecadghill 0 10 0 Rev. Thomas Pascoe, St. Hilary 2 0 0
Amount of subscriptions since the publication of the first of the 20th., under 10s. 39 1 9

Total amount of Subscriptions to this date £520/1s/5d/

Dated Penzance, June 14, 1839


At Madron, Mr. W. C. Hemmings, chemist and druggist, to Miss Maria Brown.


On Thursday, the 13th instant, of consumption, aged 28 years, Mary Anne Charlotte, eldest daughter of John Luke, Esq., of Penzance.

Friday, 28 Jun


At Lelant, on the 15th instant, Mr. Joseph Polglase, of the Praed’s Arms Inn, aged 45 years.