cornwall england newspaper

1836 Articles and Other Items

5 February 1836, Friday

- Mr. O'Connell at Liverpool

- the Great Reform Party meeting

- British seamen

- Tory Association

Truro - The crowded and spirited meeting of the Town-council and inhabitants of this borough, which was convened in our Town-Hall, on Tuesday evening last, for the purpose of addressing his Majesty in acknowledgement of the boon conferred upon the county by the Municipal Reform Act, presented a most exhilarating contrast to the miserable abortion of the Tories, which took place at the Assembly Room on Monday week, a report of which, much more lengthy than the affair merited, appears in our last page.

St. Austell - On Monday last, the labourers in the different clay-works in the parish of St. Austell, "struck" for an advance of wages, and to obtain their end, they entered the town en masse, in order to expostulate with the proprietors on their present depressed state.  They were listened to with patience, and we are happy to say their request was cheerfully acceded to.  It is but justice to add that the men behaved in the most order manner.

Fowey- On the 17th ult, Mr. William Ivey, of the Globe Inn, Fowey, cut in his garden two fine broccoli and a fine cabbage, from last year's plants.  He has since cut several other broccoli.

On Wednesday last, a finely-modeled little vessel, of about 60 tons burden, the property of Samuel Abbott and Co., Wadebridge, was launched from Mr. Tredwen's dock-yard, Padstow, amidst the cheers of a numerous assemblage of spectators.  Soon after the launch, Mr. Richard Tredwen, whose seven years apprenticeship to the art of shipbuilding had that day expired (which happened also to be his birth-day), ordered a suitable supper to be prepared at the Inn, where he was met by 52 persons of the establishment, who spent the evening in the most convivial manner.

St. Columb - On Saturday morning last, between nine and ten o'clock, the house of Mr. William Veale, at Higher Roswastes(?), in this parish, was discovered to be on fire. The wind blowing at the time a perfect gale, in two hours the house and much valuable furniture were reduced to a heap of ashes. Happily, the fire was got under without extending its ravages to any other premises. The loss to Mr. Veale must be very great, as no part was insured. The fire is supposed to have been occasioned by a spark from the chimney.

Falmouth- The "Lord Melville," which sailed on the 25th of January, with the Lisbon Mail, put back on the 31st, with loss of boat, one part stove in, and the mate injured; he was left on shore, and she sailed again on the 1st instant, in company with the "Quail", with the mail of that day.  In the evening, they both came back, but sailed on the 2nd instant, and had a fine wind, but rather high.  No doubt they will have a fine passage.

An Irish steamer and several other vessels are at anchor in the Mount's Bay, wind bound, and many more are still working in.  A sloop was dismasted yesterday at two P.M., off the Land's End. The "Eliza Richards", which arrived here this morning, passed within a quarter of a mile of her, but could render no assistance.

PENZANCE - Arrived, the Lord Vernon, Langon, from Cork; the Pulterey, Chudleigh, from Bristol, with loss of boom and sails split; the Eliza, Richards, from Swansea to Hayle, but driven round land, it being impossible to get in. Sailed, the Dolphin, Bawden, for Swansea.

12 February

News headlines: House of Lords
House of Commons
Irish Municipal Reform Bill
Reformed Parliament news

Liskeard- Yesterday, Mr. Lyme, the Mayor of Liskeard, and Mr. Fookes, the late Mayor, committed four vagrants to the house of corrections for one month. Mr. Everest the keeper of the Gaol, has lately written to Mr. Lyne, stating that if all the Mayors and Magistrates of Boroughs would follow his example, the vagrants would soon leave this county without giving legal notices to quit. It is hoped that these pests of society will shortly be compelled to work for their living. The Corporation of Liskeard are making a bye law, to fine the keepers of lodging houses for harbouring them in that Borough.

    Scilly- For some weeks past the weather here, has been more than usually stormy. Early in the morning of Thursday last, a brig was discovered about six leagues SW by S of St. Agnes, with a signal of distress flying; and, although the attempt involved nothing less than the prospect of immediate destruction, twenty men of that Island resolutely went off in two pilot-boats, the "Champion" and "Cyclop", to endeavour to save the helpless crew. On nearing the ill-fated vessel, she was found to be the "Fame" of Exeter, Henry Nelson master; bound from Newport to Newcastle, with a cargo of pig iron. Her mainmast, boat, and bulwarks were gone, and she was fast sinking; - having four feet of water in the hold, and making two feet an hour; the crew being entirely exhausted by pumping, and other labours. By great persistence and intrepidity, the master and crew (being nine in number) were got on board the pilot-boats, and, after a long and perilous beating passage, safely landed at St. Mary's, where their immediate necessities were provided for, and whence they were taken to Penzance on Saturday morning.
    The master and crew were unanimous in gratefully acknowledging the invaluable services rendered to them, in the preservation of their lives, and the subsequent kindnesses which they experienced; but it is much to be regretted that there is no Public Fund for adequately rewarding such meritorious conduct as was displayed by the men of St. Agnes on the above occasion; and that their whole recompense will probably consist in the consciousness of having done a noble action, at the most imminent and long-continued personal risk.

   Disasters at Sea - The "Fanny" of St. Ives, belonging to Mr. James Sandow, has been lost during the late gales, and the whole of the crew, including Mr. Sandow's two sons, one of whom was the Captain and the other the Mate, have met with watery deaths. The stern of the vessel has been washed on shore near Newquay.
    On Sunday last, a boat was washed on shore at Gwithian, near Hayle, marked in the stern "Paul", Penryn, John Webster.
    (Announcements of 4 more ships being wrecked, and the body of an unidentified sailor, well described, including tattoos, were also mentioned.)

Dog Found - Found, near Comfort, in the Parish of Gwennap, on the 30th January last, a large BLACK and WHITE dog, with four white legs, white neck, nose, and tip of tail. The owner may have the said Dog, on application to Thomas FAULL of Roskear, near Camborne, by paying the expense of keep, and advertising the same; and should it not be owned in a fortnight, from the date hereof, it will be sold to pay the charges. Dated Roskear, Camborne, Feb 10, 1836

United States of America - For New York, the BARQUE ROYAL ADELAIDE 1,650 TONS BURDEN Now lying at Falmouth, will sail from that Port for NEW YORK, on WEDNESDAY the 16th of March (weather permitting). The Adelaide is well adapted for affording comfort and convenience to Passengers, being about six feet high between decks; and the extraordinary quick and regular voyages made by her across the Atlantic hitherto, are a convincing proof of the superior sailing qualities of this Vessel. This offers an excellent opportunity for persons wishing to settle at or near "Mineral Point" or in any part of the other "States" in America, as well as for persons emigrating to either of the "Canadas"; and by accounts just received from New York, it appears that in consequence of the very destructive fire that has lately taken place there, Tradesmen of all description are In great demand, and that wages are rapidly advancing. For terms, for freight or passage, and other particulars, apply to Mr. JOSEPH VIVIAN, Roseworthy, near Camborne, or to Mr. JOSPEH VIVIAN, Jun., Falmouth. Families may be accommodated with separate Cabins if preferred.

19 February

(only two pages, no Births, Married, Died, or Local news)

- Mining interests; summary of happenings
- Our commercial Prospects.... (regarding the state of business in the County)
- Sentencing and execution of the French conspirators
- Petitions praying for Relief of Agricultural Distress

Letters to the Editor - (NOTE - In response to an article regarding the Town Council of Truro and their petition to the King, a long letter was printed earlier which made points no one on our list would find relevant. But this reply is a classic.)
     To CAMILLUS, in the Cornwall Gazette
     None are so blind as those who will not see.  Your professed ignorance as to the strength of the Address to the King should be seen in honest light.
     Now as to the fact - I will tell you first by whom the Address was signed; then by whom it was not signed.  It was signed by nineteen Town-Councillors, a majority of the ten-pound householders, two-thirds of the municipal electors, together amounting to no less than six hundred persons.  It was signed by several independent gentlemen, Captain Wightman, Mr. O. Williams, and others.
     It was not signed by Dr. Carlyon, Mr. Warren, Mr. James Ferris, Mr. Vice, and another gentleman who shall remain nameless. Yours, &c. - A REFORMER


EMIGRATION - To Van Diemen's Land - The splendid first class ship AMELIA THOMPSON, of 477 tons, fitted up under the direction of the EMIGRATION COMMITTEE, will sail from the Thames for Van Dieman's Land of the 28th of April. - SINGLE FEMALES, from 15 to 30 years of age, when approved by the Committee, will be allowed a free passage.  Married Agriculturalists and Mechanics, of steady character, will be conveyed in this Ship under very moderate terms, being in great demand in the above Colony.  All particulars will be furnished, on application to Mr. John Marshall, Agent to the Emigration Committee, 26 Birchin Lane, Cornhill, Launceston; under cover, addressed "To the Under Secretary of State, Colonial Department, London".

HERALD to end from Bristol and Cornwall - STEAM PACKET HERALD - John Vivian, Commander, Order of "The Herald" sailing for FEBRUARY, 1836 - From Hayle to Bristol - Monday, 29th, One, Afternoon, From St. Ives - half an hour later From Bristol to Hayle Saturday, 20th - Eight, Morning - The run from Hayle to Ilfracombe is ten hours and to Bristol sixteen or eighteen hours; from Bristol to Ilfracombe seven hours, and to Hayle eighteen hours. FARES, including Steward's Fees. To or from Bristol, Cabin 25s., Deck 10s.6d... ...Ilfracombe 22s., 8s. 6d. Children under 12 years of age, half price. Horses, Carriages, Luggage, and General Merchandise carefully conveyed. Refreshments of the best description, and at moderate charges, provided on board.

26 February

- Price: Seven Pence
- New Insurance Company
- Mr. Buckingham's compensation claims
- An attack on Mr. O'Connell
- Ireland - the Commander-in-Chief has issued a general order "expressly prohibiting the employment of the military in the collection of tithes and rents, or in the execution of legal processes of any kind. This order does not extend to cases of actual riot produced by an attempt to collect tithes and rents."

    Coroner's Inquest: Murder of a daughter by her father (two columns of testimony and description) Details about the "cold blooded murder" of Caroline Manuel by her "aged father", Philip Manuel, at Carnmarth, Gwennap.
Jurors Geo. Michell, foreman Joseph Grenfell, Richard Mager, Richard Cocking, Anthony James, William Bray, John Vivian, John Kendall, William Wilton, William Hensley, Jonathan Bawden, Richard Kendall, Richard Skinner, Thos. Kitto, Hugh Carlyon, John Philp, Charles Hawke, and John Hawke.
    Witnesses: John Matthews, Samuel Pellew Arthur, Surgeon, Martha Matthews (who refused to shelter the girls), William Webb, Mr. Burnett, constable, St. Day, Christian Manuel (Caroline's sister), Henry Peters neighbor
    (My summary of case: Christian and Caroline, who lived with their mother separately from Mr. Manuel, went to his home. He shouted at them to leave. They "teased" him by calling him a name. He picked up the gun, and started chasing them. They ran to a neighbor's, who refused "to take sides in a family argument". They got about ten feet away, when the father shot at Caroline. The shot struck her in the head, and she died. The doctor testified about the wounds, and the constable from St. Day gave evidence as to Manuel's temper and history. {JM} )     Verdic "From the evidence adduced here this day, we xxx unanimously of opinion, that Philip Manuel has committed the crime of Wilful(sic) Murder, and we return a verdict accordingly: - yet, from xxx knowledge of the man for many years past, and xxx personal observation of his conduct, we are of the opinion that the peculiarity of his disposition and the natural irritability of his temper, xxxx would justify any man in considering him to xxx of sound mind at times bordering on Insanity".

The New Baronets - In the list of new Baronets, we see the name of Joseph Sawle Graves Sawle, Esq. of Penrice, in this county, and of Barley, in the county of Devon. It is very remarkable that this gentleman has had a great uncle, two uncles, a cousin, and a father, all Admirals in the British Service.

N. Lawrence, Esq. of Launceston, is appointed the Under-sheriff for the County of Cornwall, and Mr. John Darke, County Clerk.

Wednesday - wind N.N.W. - arrived, the "Killigrew", Noye, from London, bowsprit carried away, head and catwater started, and with loss of two anchors and cables.

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