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Friday, 5 Jul


On Tuesday last, at Penzance, the lady of G. D. John, Esq. of a son.


On Thursday, the 27th ult., at Gunwin, in the parish of Lelant, aged 24 years, Blanche, the eldest daughter, and on Friday, aged 23 years, Henry, the third son of Mr. Andrew Hosking. They were greatly respected by all who knew them, and are now very deeply lamented by a numerous circle of friends.

Friday, 12 Jul


Elizabeth Eddy, 29, and Catherine Warren, 29, were charged with stealing several small articles of wearing apparel, the property of James Jilbert, of Gulval. The evidence addressed was that of the prosecutor’s wife, who stated that the voluntary confessions of one of the prisoners had induced the search that was made, when part of the articles were found on their premises. Guilty. The Court sentenced Eddy to two and Warren to three months’ hard labour.

On Friday last, a young man called John Hawken, and a lad about 14 years of age, son of Capt. Saundry, went from Penzance Pier out into the Bay about a mile in a very small boat. By some means one of them moved from the centre, which caused the boat to fall on one side and let the water in, and the other jumping quickly on the opposite side to counteract the danger, upset the boat, and both were thrown into the water. Hawken, being a good swimmer, succeeded in keeping himself up until a boat reached him from the Pier, and also attempted to save the other boy, but before assistance arrived he sank, and has not as yet been found. His mother and family are almost comfortless, as he is the second son lost at sea very lately.


On the 1st instant, at Penarc Academy, near Penzance, Mrs. Barwis, of a son.

On Monday last, at Penzance, Mrs. T. Stewart, of a daughter.

At Penzance, on Saturday last, Mrs. John James, of a son.


On the 4th instant, at Penzance, of consumption, where he had arrived from Maderia only five days previously, Rev. Cornelius William Lyne, aged 35 years, Minister [?] of Grange, in the county of Armagh, Ireland.

On Wednesday last, at Gulval, near Penzance, Mr. Christopher Mathews, aged 58 years.

On the 6th instant, at St. Ives, Mr. Isaac Thomas, aged [?] years.

Friday, 19 Jul


These sessions were held on the 12th instant, before Thomas Paynter, Esq., recorder. Richard Jennings, 33, was charged with having stolen 8s. from the person of Avis Hosking, on the 26th of May last. Guilty. To be imprisoned for one year at hard labour. James Hayes, 55, was charged with having stolen on the 9th of May last, a pair of braces, the property of Messrs. T. and W. Coulson, drapers. Acquitted, in consequence of the absence of James Coulson, an assistant in Messrs. Coulson’s shop; and thereupon the recognizances of Messrs. Coulson for his appearance were estreated in £10.


At Penzance, on Monday, the 15th instant, Mrs. Edward Rowe, of a daughter.

At Penzance, on the 16th instant, the wife of Mr. F. Small, of a daughter.


At Gulval, on Saturday last, Mr. Charles Richards, to Miss Fanny Roberts. The united ages of the bride and bridegroom are 139 years.


On Friday, the 12th last, at Newlyn, Mr. Simon Searle, aged 79 years.

Friday, 26 Jul


On Monday last, a social entertainment of tea and cake was given to that laborious and valuable class of the community, the fisherwomen of Newlyn, at the new corn-chamber, Penzance, which was tastefully decorated with evergreens, flowers, &c., for the occasion. The ladies of the fish-market, in their proper costume of gipsy bonnets, highly decorated, proceeded to the room with a band of music, where they met with other ladies in more retired life, together with a number of gentlemen, including his worship the Mayor, and partook of the repast that had been provided. The Queen of Newlyn sat upon her throne, receiving the grateful congratulations of her sex, and the addresses of the gentlemen. After tea, the band struck up some light airs, and the company commenced dancing, which continued upwards of three hours.

It appears by the accounts received from Ireland, that the boats which went thither from this port on the Herring Fishery have been unsuccessful. The misfortune in this case is the greater, seeing that the Mackarel Fishery was a disasterous one, and the Pilchard Fishery, last season, but very indifferent.

On Monday evening last, as Mr. Holman, of the hotel, St. Ives, was returning from Ludgvan, in his open cart, with several others, the horse took fright, and upset the cart, the wheels of which went over Mr. Holman, and injured him very much about the head and neck. We are happy to say the other persons are but slightly hurt.


At Penzance, Mrs. Scantlebury, of a daughter.


At St. Ives, on the 25th instant, Mr. John Craze, to Miss Noal, daughter of Capt. William Noal, of Wheal Darlington Mine.

Friday, 2 Aug


A wag, from the North Parade, Penzance, has sent us the following lines from the French:

“A dentist here makes teeth of bone,
For those whom Fate has left without,
And find provisions all his own,
By pulling other people’s out!”

The greater part of the fishing boats belonging to this port have returned from the herring fishery in Ireland, and we are sorry to add the season has proved a complete failure. Very few fish have been taken, and the prices low, in consequence of a combination among the buyers, which is a great loss to Cornwall, as not less than 250 boats have been engaged in the Irish fishery from the Mount’s-bay and St. Ives this season. Great preparations are making for the pilchard fishery, which will commence on Monday week; and we sincerely hope this will prove more successful. The writer of this adds, it is now (Wednesday) blowing a heavy gale, at N.N. W.; and several vessels came in this morning with sails split, and otherwise damaged.

The body of the youth, son of Captain Saundry, who was unfortunately drowned about a month ago, near Penzance pier, was picked up on Monday last, and interred the same evening.


At St. Ives, Mr. William French, to Mrs. Ma[garet] Roch, of the Sloop Inn.


On the 29th ult., of consumption, at his father’s house, in his 25th year, William Henry, eldest son of William Carncross, Esq., of Belle-vue Terrace, Penzance; he endured his varied suffereings with fortitude and Christian resignation; and resting alone on the merits of Jesus Christ, he died under the full assurance of a blissful immortality. Those who best knew him will long lament his heavy […]

At Penzance, on Wednesday last, aged 29, Maria, the wife of Mr. Arthur James Beckerleg. [Ma??]

At Trevedga, in Towednack, Mr. James Quick, aged 73 years.

On Sunday last, at St. Ives, Mrs. Stevens, wife of Capt. James Stevens, aged 70, universally respected. Her death is severely felt by her family and friends.

On the 23rd of July, after a short illness, at Cath[?]donglass, Scotland, Mr. Richard Lisle, Esq., 41, supervisor of excise, eldest son of Mr. Richard Lisle late officer of excise, Penzance. As an officer he was highly esteemed, and much respected by all that knew him.

Friday, 9 Aug


Abraham Nicholls, a carrier at Penzance [was a witness in one of the cases.]

Charity Land[er]yon, 25, was charged with stealing clothing and other linen, &c., the property of her master, G. Sealy, of Marazion. The case turned on the identity of the articles, in sustaining which Mrs. Sealy gave her strongest evidence on some marks on a table-cloth, which was proved by Mrs. Martin, a laundress of Penzance, to have been in prisoner's possession some months before she went into Mr. Sealy's service. Not guilty.

MURDER OF AN INFANT—Charlotte Galloway was charged with the willful murder of her infant child, but the grand jury having ignored the bill, Mr. Rowe said the prosecution under the coroner's warrant would not be proceeded with. The Judge stated that the circumstances were of a very doubtful character, as the child was found dead through the mother having lain upon it during the night, and directed the jury to find a verdict of Not Guilty.

[In the Charge to the Jury on Friday, the Judge had said:]—“In the first of them [the 3 murder cases] Charlotte Galloway seems to have been an unfortunate woman in the work-house, where she was delivered of a child, which lived to the age of three weeks. It does not appear that she was particularly affectionate to this child, but that is a frequent incident under similar circumstances. On the night before the child died, there were three of four persons in the room, who saw her strike it, but not with any great violence. In the morning, she rises at an unusually early hour, and goes out, leaving the child in bed. About two hours after, some of the inmates of the house go into the room, and find the child dead. A small quantity of blood was on the bed clothes; and the child was discoloured in many parts of the body. On the body being opened, all that appeared was a congestion of blood, indicating death by suffocation. There is, in addition to this, some slight evidence of an inclination to get rid of the child, and of wishing to be out of the place [the workhouse], which helped to lead the coroner's jury to the conclusion to which they came. On the other hand, there is the obvious supposition that the mother might have overlain the child, and thus produced suffocation. It will, therefore, be material for you to ask the medical man whether there is a reasonable probability of death having taken place under such circumstances; and if so, you would be exercising a sound discretion in not finding a bill of murder, because charges of that description should never be sanctioned by a grand jury without strong ground for believing a conviction may be brought home to the accused. The prisoners' expressions of anger towards the child, I, for my part, am inclined to attach very little importance to. You know that when an event of this kind takes place, it is very common for witnesses to remember every little expression as an angry kind, and the mind is too apt to give them an importance, which, considering the mode of life of these people, and their general manner of expressing themselves, ought not to attach to them. I am inclined to think you will not deem this a case of willful murder; and if not, I do not see how you can find any bill at all, because the supposition on which you would say it was not willful murder would be that it was an accidental suffocation, and, of course, without blame to the mother.”


On Tuesday last, at Ludgvan, the wife of Mr. John Johns, of a son. Also, Mrs. Nicholas Oates, Jun., of a daughter.

Friday, 16 Aug


The wrestling advertised to take place on Tuesday, the 30th ult., commenced on Wednesday, the 31st ult., in a field at the back of the Golden Lion Inn, the whole of which day, and that of Thursday, were occupied in making standards; and that on Friday, about one o’clock, the first round of standards commenced to play, it being put off to that time in consideration of several standards being miners, which gave them the opportunity of working at their respective mines in the early part of the day, and of returning again to the ring. Much interest was excited in this round, William Hodge, of Sithney, and William Penhall, of Gwinear, being matched, the latter of whom, after a contested struggle of upwards of a quarter of an hour, threw his competitor. In the second round of standards, Thomas Gundry, of Sithney, and Penhall were matched; and after two rounds had been played with strength apparently equal, Gundry resorted to the disgraceful mode of buying Penhall’s back (to use Penhall’s own words) for two pounds, which mode also practiced by Rodda buying the back of John Berryman, of Towednack, and Richard Gundry that of James Carsue, of Sithney. In the third round of standards, William James of St. Just (Penwith) threw Richard Gundry. Thomas Gundry and Rodda were matched, and Rodda, without wrestling, gave his back to Gundry; after which Gundry walked over the ground without wrestling, having also agreed with James Morton, of Stithians. The prizes were therefore awarded as follows:
1st prize of ten guineas, to Thomas Gundry, of Sithney
2nd ditto, of six guineas, to James Morton, of Stithians
3rd ditto, of four guineas, to John Roberts, of Illogan
4th ditto, of two guineas, to Wm. James, of St. Just
5th ditto, of one guinea, to T. Bennetts, of St. Just


At Penzance, on Friday last, William Davy, Esq., aged 64 years.

At Penzance, on Monday last, of scarlet fever, Mary Rosewall Pengelly, eldest daughter of Mr. Henry Pengelly, aged 6½ years.

Friday, 23 Aug

[No issue on the microfilm, though it is possible that some of the extensive coverage of the Assizes was published on that date. Nothing of local interest.]

Friday, 30 Aug


Melancholy and Fatal Accident—On Friday last, a fine young man called David Eddy, of St. Just, aged 17 years, being about to descend in one of the levels of the Levant Mine, lost his balance when placing his tools in the kibble, and was precipitated into the shaft, 20 fathoms deep. He was, of course, killed on the spot.

Births, Marriages & Deaths

[Microfilm blurred and illegible]

Friday, 6 Sep


On Monday, the 19th of August, RAN AWAY from his Master John Docton, Tailor, Penzance, his APPRENTICE, Samuel Hoskin, aged 15, about 5 feet 3 inches high, dark hair, wore away a dark short jacket, cord trowsers, single-breast waistcoat, and blue cap.

Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this notice, will be prosecuted, but if the said Apprentice will return to his master, nothing more will be done in the matter.

Padstow, September 2, 1839


We are informed that this person, who has lately caused so much disturbance, is the illegitimate son of a fisherwoman at Newlyn, near Penzance, in which place he long worked as a journeyman rope-maker. He was a most industrious young man, and was always considered to possess superior talent. [see Sep 20 below]

On Monday last, an inquest was held at the Red Lion Inn, St. Ives, before William Hitchens, Esq., Coroner, over the body of James Smoulton, aged about 40. The deceased was under-ostler at Holman’s Hotel, and had for a considerable time before his death, slept in the hay-loft. On Sunday, he complained of having great pains in his bowels, and the next morning he was found dead. The jury returned a verdict of died by the visitation of God. Smoulton was an entire stranger in St. Ives, and is supposed to be a native of Bideford or Barnstaple.


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


On Saturday the 31st inst., Mr. Joseph Boase, of White Cottage near St. Ives, to Miss Mary Pascoe.

Friday, 13 Sep


At Penzance, on the 2nd instant, the lady of Captain Jago, Royal Artillery, of a son.


At Penzance, on Sunday, the 8th instant, aged 66 years, Ann, widow of the late Mr. Ralph Tonkin, who for 41 years was a truly pious member of the Wesleyan Methodist Society, and greatly beloved and respected.

Friday, 20 Sep


The following particulars of Mr. Lovett are from a Penzance correspondent:—Wm. Lovett is the son of Mrs. Carne, of Newlyn. Mr. Carne is a miner, and has two sons (the brothers of Wm. Lovett), one of whom is a wheelwright, the other is a joiner. William was a very quiet, industrious man, and of a good character, before he went to London, where he has been for sixteen years. His father was a master of a coasting vessel.


On Friday, September the 13th, at Pearce House Academy, near Penzance, the beloved wife of Mr. Barwis, after a painful and protracted illness, borne with the greatest resignation and Christian fortitude, aged 34[?] years.

A short time since, at Fernando Po, on board the brig “Alfred” of London, Mr. William Andrew Stephens, son of the late Augustus Stephens, Esq., collector of customs at St. Ives, aged 22 years.

Friday, 27 Sep


On the 20th instant, at Cheltenham, where he had [gone] for the benefit of his health, Capt. Giddy, R. N. of [?]tair Cottage, near Penzance, aged 59 years. “He [rests] from his labours,” and it may truly be said “his [?] follow him.”

Friday, 4 Oct


St. Ives—No pilchards have been seen during the week, and the prospect is very gloomy. Indeed, fish of every sort are exceedingly scarce, and some of the men employed in the mackerel fishery have earned but one shilling each for seven weeks.

The body of John PASCOE, one of the two men who were drowned in the Bay on the 14th instant, was found on the beach near Long-rock, early on Saturday, and was interred at Gulval Church-yard the same evening. The body of James BOWDEN has not yet been found.


On Tuesday last, at Penzance, the lady of D. B. Bedford, Esq., of a daughter.

At St. Just Rectory, on the 1st instant, the lady of the Rev. C. W. Carlyon, of a daughter.

Friday, 11 Oct


We are informed that a weekly amateur concert has been established at the Assembly-rooms, in this town, the first meeting of which took place on Tuesday evening last, and was very respectably attended. The performance, which was entirely instrumental, was certainly executed in a manner highly creditable to the performers, considering the short space of time which has been occupied in getting it up. We understand there is to be vocal music introduced as early as it can be brought about. We sincerely hope the gentlemen who have been so strenuous in their exertions to furnish the inhabitants of this town and neighbourhood with such a delightful and innocent source of recreation will be successful in accomplishing their object.

SHIPWRECK—On Friday morning last, the 4th instant, at eleven o’clock, the sloop “Industry” of Plymouth, Triplett, master, which had sailed from Penzance in ballast the day before, was within 10 miles of her destined port, Swansea, with a fair southerly wind, when in an instant the wind shifted to the north-east, and blew a storm with a heavy cross sea. The sloop was forced to bear up, and at two in the afternoon she sprung a leak. The pumps were manned, but in vain, the water gained on them so rapidly that at five they all got into the boat on the deck, except the master, who said “As it is the will of the Almighty that we are to perish, it matters not where it is; the boat cannot live on the water five minutes.” However, just as the sloop began to settle in the sea, he jumped into the boat with the others. In a few seconds, she floated off the deck, and in another minute the waters closed over the unfortunate sloop. Our readers may imagine the heart-rending position of these poor fellows, four in number, in a small open boat, St. Ives 50 miles dead to leeward, a tempest raging, and night approaching fast—not an atom of provisions, not a drop of fresh water—no oars even; in fact nothing but the clothes they stood in, a broken paddle to steer with, and happily a bucket for bailing. Throughout a long and dreary night did they momentarily expect to be engulphed in the ocean; so constantly did the sea break into their frail bark, and nearly fill her. The next morning, at seven, they were observed by some miners borne along before the wind and sea towards almost the only spot west of St. Ives where there was a chance of landing. In a few minutes more, the boat was thrown up between two rocks in a small cove, about 10 or 12 feet wide, close to the Gurnard’s Head Point, where she was instantly bilged and all the crew left floating in the breakers. Happily aid was at hand. The miners successfully exerted themselves, and all were rescued. The kindness and hospitality of the Reverend Mr. Stoneman, the vicar of Zennor, and his warm-hearted parishioners, quickly provided them with food and clothing, and enabled them to reach Penzance, where Mr. Richard Pearce, the honorary secretary of “the Mount’s Bay Branch of the Shipwrecked Fishermens’ and Mariners’ Benevolent Society” supplied them with the means of returning to their homes, without subjecting the poor fellows to the further wretchedness of applying for parochial relief. We cannot resist this opportunity of pointing out the usefulness of this institution, and are indeed rejoiced to find that at Penzance there has been established a branch society. We hear also that one is now forming in Plymouth. Surely our philanthropic friends in Falmouth, and other ports in our county, will not be slow in following so excellent an example, to effect which we are quite sure that Mr. Pearce will readily furnish every assistance and information in his power.


On Monday last, at St. Ives, Mr. William Gribble, of Camborne, to Miss Ann James, of the former place.

Friday, 18 Oct


SMUGGLING—On Sunday morning last, H. M. cutter “Sylvia” commanded by Lieut. Brewer, captured an Irish craft, near the Land’s end, having on board 400 tubs of brandy, and four men, and brought them into Penzance pier.

Sally Toman, a respectable-looking young woman, the daughter of the parish clerk of Sancreed; was indicted for stealing a bottle and a quart of brandy, the property of Philip Nicholas, of Sancreed. The case for the prosecution was conducted by Mr. Hockin, and for the defence by Mr. John.

Maria Nicholas stated that she was the wife of the prosecutor, who kept a public-house at Sancreed; on the 13th of September last, about seven in the evening, she was in her back-kitchen; saw the prisoner coming out of the cellar; she had no right to be there; she used to milk the cows, and had nothing to do with any of the other work. The prisoner looked very confused, and witness desired her to go out for some water. They left the back-kitchen together, and witness went to the bar to light a candle, for the purpose of ascertaining what she had been doing in the cellar. As witness passed the front door the candle flickered out; the witness turned again to light it, and heard the door creak; she turned about very quickly, and saw the prisoner pass through the back-kitchen into the dairy. Witness saw her put a bottle down out of her hand, which contained British brandy. She [prisoner] came the next day and asked witness to forgive her. In her cross-examination, the witness stated that the prisoner’s father had called on her, and said witness had called his daughter a thief. Witness told him that she had not, and he said she had, and would serve her with a warrant, and witness would not have instituted this prosecution if she had not know that she was to be prosecuted.

Mr. John, after one or two objections, which were overruled, addressed the jury on behalf of the prisoner in an able address.

Mr. Pendarves commenced his summing up, but was interrupted by the foreman of the jury, who said that the jury were satisfied that the prisoner was innocent. The Chairman, however, said he would go through the evidence, and the jury then found the prisoner, very much to the satisfaction of the court, not guilty. The poor girl burst into tears when she heard of her acquittal, and exclaimed that she was “an innocent as a child unborn”—that being the orthodox phrase to express perfect freedom from guilt, which is resorted to on all occasions in courts of law.


At Penzance, on Monday, Mrs [?] Martin, of a son.

On Monday last, at Penzance, Mrs [?] Waldren Andrews, of a daughter.


At Madron, on Tuesday last, Mr. Wm. Honeychurch, to Miss Daniel.

Friday, 25 Oct


We understand that Mr. John Henry Pearce, son of the late Mr. John Pearce, of the Union Hotel, Penzance, has duly passed his examination at the Veterinary College, London, and is legally qualified to practice as a “Veterinary Surgeon.”


At St. Ives, last week, Mrs. James Permewan Williams, of twin daughters.


On Thursday, the 17th inst., at St. Jame’s Church, London, by the Rev. William Freemantle, brother of Sir Thomas Freemantle, M.P., the Hon. Emily Valentina Plunkett, only daughter of the Right Hon. Lord Dansany, to George Price, Esq., son of the late Sir Rose Price, of Trengwainton, in this County, and nephew of Earl Talbot. After the ceremony, the numerous members of the respective families assembled to an elegant dejune, among whom were noticed Lord and Lady Louth, Lady Kinnaird [etc.] Mr. Price with his lovely bride immediately departed for Kingsley Cottage, Hampshire, the seat of his uncle, Lord Sherborne.

At St. Ives, on the 21st instant, Mr. William Roberts, draper to Mary Kelly, eldest daughter of Mr. John Daniel, merchant, both of that place.


At St. Ives, on the 20th instant, the wife of Mr. Edw. Sothey, aged 25 years; also, the infant daughter of Mr. Edward Zoman.

At Penzance, on Monday last, Mrs. P. Richards, aged 86.

Friday, 1 Nov


LAUNCH—On Thursday, the 24th ult., a very fine schooner of 122 a.m. and 108 n.m. called the “Cornish Diamond,” was launched at Bridgwater. She was built by Messrs. Watson, Luer and Co., for Mr. James Young and his friends, of St. Ives – has a handsome full female figure-head—as to strength and model, is hardly to be surpassed – and will, no doubt, be a very fast sailer. We trust the “Cornish Diamond,” which went into the water in good style, amidst the cheers of hundreds of spectators, who were not deterred by the very heavy rain from witnessing the scene, through not aspiring to be considered the “first gem of the sea,” will by her success prove a valuable acquisition to her owners. [measurement initials very blurry; may not be correct]


At Ludgvan, on Sunday, the 29th ult., by the Rev. H. E. Graham, Mr. Thomas Roach, of Trathall, to Martha, third daughter of Mr. Francis Johns, of Crowlas.


On Tuesday last, at Penzance, Mrs. Allen, confectioner.

Friday, 8 Nov


At Penzance, on Thursday last, Mr. Williams of a son.

On Tuesday, at Penzance, Mrs. Charles, of a daughter.


At Ludgvan, on Thursday last, by the Rev. H. E. G[?], Robert, youngest son of Mr. Bilkey, [of Tremenheer?] to Jane, youngest daughter of Mr. Edmund Edwards, of Nanceddan.

On the 5th last at St. Ives, by the Rev. J. Havart, Mr. Samson Rosewall, of Towednack, to M.. Elizabeth Odgan[?] of the former place.


At St. Ives, on the 1st instant, Mrs. Sincock, wife of Mr. James [Sin]cock of the Coast Guard Service.

On Monday last, at St. [?]es, suddenly, Mr. R. Taylor, aged 28, a man much respected in his [? and] regretted by his numerous family and friends.

Friday, 15 Nov


MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS—We have received long reports from several towns in the county of the proceedings at the elections of their respective mayors; but the whole of those reports would occupy much more of our space than we can spare for such matters, and the insertion of some of them would be unfair towards the rest. We, therefore, merely state that the following gentlemen were elected to fill the office of Mayor of the respective boroughs with which their names are associated:

Penzance—Mr. John Batten

St. Ives—Mr. John N. Tremearne

At the meeting of the Penzance Town Council, after the mayor had been chosen, a motion was made by Mr. Colliver, and seconded by Mr. Rowe, that the order on the overseers to levy £300 as a lighting rate for the borough be rescinded. An amendment to this motion was moved by Mr. Richard Pearce, and seconded by Mr. Richard Moyle, to the effect that the order be confirmed, which was carried by a majority of 9 to 6. The question was also mooted as to establishing an assize of bread for the borough, when the town-clerk was requested to lay before the council at their next quarterly meeting the law on the subject.

St. Ives: On Thursday, the 7th instant, several seans were shot here, which enclosed fine shoals of pilchards between them, the greater part of which have been tucked up and cellared; and as the weather continues fine, we hope the whole will be secured. The fish are of fine quality, and well coated; and the quantity taken is supposed to be as follows:

Bolithos 2,000 hogsheads
Tremenheere and Co. 1,000 "
Union Co. 1,500 "
Wearne’s 1,000 "
Hocking and Co. 300 "
About 1,300 of the above have been sold fresh to the country, at about 1s.8d. per 120; and the sean owners are using every means to supply the wants of the poor at a cheap rate. It is generally thought that 1,500 hogsheads will be disposed of in this way.

Penzance—On Wednesday evening, the 5th instant, two seans shot on large shoals of pilchards off the Land’s end, but owing to the roughness of the weather they were obliged to be taken up, and but 12 hogsheads were secured.

DISASTER AT SEA—On Saturday last, the French brig “Normand,” from Cette, with a cargo of brandy and wine, for Havre, was brought into St. Ives, in great distress, having lost her rudder, and several of her sails. She is now under quarantine.


At Ludgvan, on Friday Se’nnight, the wife of Mr. [?] Martin, mason, of a daughter.


At Ludgvan, on Thursday se’nnight, Mr. Robt. Bilke[?] to Miss Jane Edwards.


At Madron, Catherine Williams, aged 78 years; th[is] poor old woman was account-house cook for upwards of 45 years, in the mines in the parishes of Gwinear and Phillack, and will be remembered by many mine agents, samplers, and miners, with regret.

Friday, 22 Nov


At St. Just, on Sunday last, the wife of Mr. R. Rowe, of a son.


At Gulval, on the 10th instant, Mr. Barnes, of that place, to Miss F[E?]. Gundry, of Helston.

At Buryan, on Thursday last, Mr. N. C. Daniel, to Miss R. Jenkin.

Friday, 29 Nov


PENZANCE—The town-council have, we are informed, purchased the Newlyn Green, extending from near Lariggan Bridge to near the Battery rocks, for a term of a thousand years, at a nominal rent, it being intended to be preserved as a promenade for invalids and others, to enjoy the sea air and prospect, for which purpose, indeed, it has been much resorted to. It is nearly three thousand feet in length, and commands a delightful view of the Mount’s Bay.


At Penzance, on Monday last, Mrs. W. Doble, of a daughter.


At St. Just, in Penwith, on Saturday last, Mr. Edwards, of Ludgvan, to Miss N. Williams, of St. Just.


At Penzance, on the 18th instant, Mr. Thomas Roberts, aged 73 years; on the 20th, Mrs. M. Pascoe, aged 20 years, and Mr. T. Smart, aged 64 years.

At St. Ives, on Sunday last, the eldest son of Mr. V. S. Quick, aged 7 years.

At Nancledra, near St. Ives, Mr. White, aged 60 years.

Friday, 6 Dec


ST. IVES FAIR—Last Saturday, the annual fair was held here, and notwithstanding the unfavourable state of the weather in the morning, numbers of visitors attended. In the evening, W. T. Praed, Esq., M.P., added to the conviviality of the town by a display of fireworks consisting of vertical wheels, fixed suns, Bengal and red lights, pyramids of roman candles, rockets, green and red stars, mine boxes, &c, &c. At the commencement, a salute was fired, and during the interval two large fire balloons were let off from the terrace, the whole of which from the darkness of the night had a very beautiful and imposing effect, and was witnessed by a large concourse of respectable spectators with much pleasure and delight, which was evinced by the hearty cheering during the exhibition, and more particularly at the conclusion.

ST. IVES—On Tuesday night, the 3rd instant, Mr. Martin, chief officer of the coast guard station here, captured, 9 miles N.E. of St. Ives head, the “Providence” of Padstow, and three men, Samuel Gribben, James Searle, and James Puckey, with 8 half ankers of foreign brandy, which he delivered to the collector of customs at this port. The men have been remanded until Tuesday next.

THE FISHERY—The Penzance driving boats, some night last week, caught a few pilchards, but they drove up channel near Plymouth, where they found hakes in abundance; they had from four to nine hundred each. The Plymouth trawlers are said to have taken large quantities of hakes, which have been sold in the Plymouth market, at one shilling per dozen.


On Tuesday at Penzance, the lady of John Batten, Esq., of a son.

On the 2nd instant, at Penzance, the wife of Capt. Peter Young, of the smack “Cork Packet,” of a son.

Lately, at Penzance, Mrs. Thomas Rodda, of a son.

On the 30th ult., at St. Just, in Penwith, the wife of Mr. H. G. Thomas, of a son.

On the 27th ult., at Newlyn, Mrs. William Curnow, of a daughter.


At Penzance, on the 3rd instant, Mr. Wm. Cock, hatter, to Susannah, third daughter of Thomas Lean, Esq., of Newlyn, in Paul.

On Wednesday, the 27th ult., at Ludgvan, Mr. Joseph Thomas, gardener, of Gulval, to Miss Grace Thomas, of the former parish.


At St. Ives, on the 24th ultimo, Mrs. Elizabeth Harris, aged 89 years. She was a consistent member of the Methodist Society for 56 years, and her end was peace.

At St. Ives, Miss Nancy Eddy, aged 68 years.

Friday, 13 Dec


LAUNCH—On Tuesday last, a fine schooner of 86 tons, called the “Racer” was launched from the yard of Mr. Symons, of Penzance. She is for the Penzance Shipping Company, and is to be commanded by Captain Barnes.

THE FISHERIES—Penzance—Information was received here on Wednesday se’nnight; that large quantities of pilchards were seen off the Land’s-end and St. Just, and great exertions were made by the fishermen to get their seans out. Some driving boats also went to sea, and such of them as drove in very deep water, caught considerable quantities. It appears that the fish were not inclined to approach the shore, for the boats which kept near the land were far less successful.


At St. Just in Penwith, on Sunday last, Mrs. James Rendall, of a daughter.


At Kenwyn, on Tuesday,the 10th instant, by the Rev. E. Shuttleworth, Mr. John Saundry, of Buryan, to [?]ia Freethy, eldest daughter of Mr. Baynard, of Liskes, near Truro.

At St. Ives, on the 10th instant, Capt. David Morton, of the schooner “Henry,” to Miss Wearne, eldest daughter of Capt. Francis Wearne. Also, Capt., Robert Morton, of the schooner “Morton,” to Jane, second daughter of Capt. Edward Clark.

On the 8th instant, at the Registrar’s Office, Penzance, Mr. Smith to Miss Warren, both of Sancreed.


On the 8th instant, at St. Ives, Captain Thomas Wall, of the ship “Speedy,” aged 80 years.

Friday, 20 Dec


BODMIN—The pupils of Mr. Read’s classical, mathematical, and commercial academy, underwent their examination in Latin, French, Mathematics, History, Chronology, Geography, Statistics and Arithmetic, on Thursday the 12th instant, in their spacious school room, which was tastefully decorated for the occasion. Recitations in Latin, French and English were followed by an examination in the Classic authors, History, Geography, Arithmetic, and the Mathematics which afforded considerable interest, and was listened to with marked attention by a densely crowded and highly respectable audience… The following are the names of successful competitors:

French, Master W. Pengelly Retreat Cottage, Penzance

2nd Geography, Master J. Cornish, Penzance

On Tuesday last, a man who was employed in the carrying lime for the masons, at the building of B. P. Brown, Esq., Penzance, fell from the ladder a considerable height, and was killed on the spot.


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At St. Ives, on Thursday, the 19th inst., Mr. Wm. Docton, tailor, to Miss J. Hockin, of that place.


At Rose Vale, near Penzance, Charles, youngest son of Mr. John Fox, aged 13 months.

At Penare-house, near Penzance, the youngest son of Mr. Barwis.

At St. Ives, on the 14th instant, Mr. Henry Edwards, aged 26 years. Also, Mr. William Thomas, at the advanced aged of 95 years, being the oldest person in the town. Also, John Giles, aged 21 years.

At St. Just, Miss Thomas, eldest daughter of the late John Thomas, Esq., of that parish.

Friday, 27 Dec


SUSPECTED INFANTICIDE—On Wednesday, the 18th inst., a young woman, living as servant with Mr. J. H. Bodilly, grocer, of Penzance, was taken in charge by the Police, on suspicion of having murdered her illegitimate infant. That morning, a newly-born female child was found in her bedroom, concealed in a band-box, with a tape about its neck, and quite dead; and immediately on the discovery being made, the woman left the house. She was, however, soon apprehended, when it was ascertained beyond doubt that she had recently given birth to a child. A coroners inquest was held, but the jury, having no satisfactory evidence that the child was born alive, returned a verdict accordingly, and the woman has been committed to take her trial on the minor charge of concealing the birth. She came to Penzance, it appears, from Camborne, and had been in Mr. Bodilly’s service about five months.


At Penzance, on the 19th instant, Mrs. Bawden, of a daughter; on the 23rd, Mrs. J. Andrews, of a son; and on the 24th, Mrs. Wm. Corin, of a son.


On Sunday last, at Budock, by the Venerable Archdeacon Sheepshanks, Mr. Edward House, printer, of Penzance, to Miss Jane Andrew, of Falmouth.

On Sunday last, at Madron, Mr. Thomas Rundle, of Penzance, to Miss Elizabeth Williams, of Gulval.

On Monday last, at Madron, Mr. G. Menhinnick, to Miss Sampson, both of Penzance.