cornwall england newspaper


3 FEBRUARY 1837, Friday

At Liskeard, on the 1st instant, Loveday, relict of the late Mr. Adams, surgeon, of that place, and sister to the late Mr. Lawrence, surgeon, who all came to Liskeard from America about 50 years since.  The loss of Mrs. Adams will be long felt by the poor of her neighbourhood, to whom her charity was only limited by her ability to relieve their wants; she was of a most amiable disposition and her end was the calm and peaceful one of the righteous.

On Thursday, the 26th ultimo, Arabella, the wife of Major Vivian, M.P.

On Tuesday morning last, Mr. James Eddy, in his 72nd year, for many years Deacon of the Independent Chapel in this town.  Amid accumulated adversity, which beclouded his later days. His end was peace.

At Truro, on Friday last, Mr. Battershall, of the Navy Arms Inn, Fairmantle-street, aged 63 years.

At Truro, on Sunday last, John Dunn, a well known pilot on the Truro river.

At Tolvern House, in Philleigh, on Friday last, Mr. Hoblyn, a much respected yeoman of that parish, aged 52 years.

On Monday last, at Probus, the wife of Mr. James Rooke, maltster &c, aged 57 years - her worth as a wife, mother and friend will long endear her memory to her bereaved relatives.  Her end was peace.

Yesterday, at Alternon, aged 22 years, while on a visit, Mary, wife of Mr. James Stephens of Camelford.

At Menabilly, near Fowey, on Sunday last, the infant child of Mr. Bosustow; also at Penhale, near Fowey, the wife of Mr. E. Parsons.

At Fowey, on Sunday last, Harriet Jane, aged 4 years, and William, aged 2 years, daughter and son of Capt. W. Todd, of the schooner "Ann" of that place; they were ill only a few days.

At West Looe, on Tuesday last, Elizabeth Marshall; and on the same day, Mary Harper, both an advanced age.

At Falmouth, on Tuesday last, Mr. Walter Hocking, aged 82 years, 60 of which he was a member of the Independent Church at that place, and with some others went out in 199 in the ship "Duff" as a Missionary to Otahelte, when this vessel was captured on her voyage, by one of Bonaparte's privateers.

At Falmouth, on Friday last, Mrs. Doubt, relict of the late Mr. G. Doubt, aged 76 years.

On Wednesday last, at Penzance, Mr. Reynolds, aged 72 years - for 25 of which he was town-crier and chapel clerk.

Also, Mrs. Corin.

Also, Mary Rosina, the infant daughter of Mr. Charles Crocker, upholsterer, aged 19 months.

At Penzance, on Thursday last, from a violent attack of influenza, Elizabeth,  wife of Captain James Tonkin, aged 71 years.

On Saturday last, at Mullion, Joseph, son of Mr. P. Willey, aged 19 years.

At Gwills, in Cury, at the residence of Mr. Hendy, his son-in-law, Mr. Cosworth Martin, a very respectable retired farmer.

At Marazion, on the 24th instant, Josepha, widow of the late Wm. Millet, Esq. aged 67 years.

At Marazion, on the 23rd instant, Mrs. Kitty Davey, aged 63 years.

At St. Erth, on Saturday last, after a short illness, Mrs. Rosewarn.

At Bodmin, on Saturday last, Miss Trescott, aged 78 years.

Also, Mrs. Clemence, at an advanced age.

At Newham, Bodmin, Mrs. Lewis Rescorla, aged 63 years.

At St. Michael's Mount, on Monday 23rd ult, Mr. Martin Matthews, a superannuated branch-pilot, aged 79 years.  He was the youngest of four old men members of the Wesleyan Society at the Mount who have died within the last three months whose united ages were 336 years.

On Tuesday, at St. Austell, aged 69, Mrs. Simmons, mother of Mrs. T. Grose, draper.

On the 25th ult, in Ebrington-street, Plymouth, Martha, relict of the late Mr. W. Clemow, of his Majesty's Customs, and formerly of St. Columb, in this County, aged 72 years.

On Friday last, at Devonport, Mrs. King, wife of D. King, Esq. Surgeon, R.N. and eldest daughter of Mr. Townshend, of the London Inn, Devonport.

At Hampton Lodge, Brighton, on Saturday the 21st ult, after a few days illness, the lady of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington, M.P., for Devonport.


On the 2nd instant, at the Priory, Bodmin, at the advanced age of 86 years, Walter Raleigh Gilbert, Esq. a gentleman whose urbanity of manners and integrity of life, justly commanded, throughout his long and unostentatious career, the regard and esteem of a large and highly respectable circle of friends and acquaintances.  His end was peace.

On Sunday last at his house, Claremont-place, Pentonville, George Pulford, Esq. aged 50 years.

At Truro yesterday, Alice, youngest daughter of Mr. Abraham Cock, ironmonger &c, aged 13 years.

At Truro, on Tuesday last, Mrs. Petherick, aged 79 years; and on Thursday, Mr. Petherick, husband of the above, aged 83 years.

On Thursday last, at his residence, Little Falmouth, Richard L. Symons, Esq. aged 78 years, having sunk under the effects of the prevailing epedimic{sic}.

At Falmouth, on the 2nd instant, Harriet, relict of the late James Tippett, Esq. of that town.

Also, on Tuesday, Mr. R. G[...]man.

On Wednesday night, at Falmouth, Mrs. Batten, of influenza, aged ... years.

At Helston yesterday, after a lingering illness, Mr. T. W. Pascoe, ... aged 29 years.

At Helston, Miss Brewinney, aunt of James Plomer Esq. aged 89 years.

At Helston, aged 68 years, after two days' illness, Mary, the wife of Mr. Edwards, a highly respectable and retired farmer, formerly of Mawnan.

At Helston, Mary, youngest daughter of Mr. Best, printer &c.

At Lower Tolgus, near Redruth, on Monday last, deeply lamented, Elizabeth, the wife of Mr. John Ellery; as a wife, she was placid and amiable - as a mother, most tender and affectionate - and as a neighbour, she was exemplary for her hospitality and acts of charity and love.  Her end was peace, and her memory will long be cherished in the hearts of all those who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.

At Redruth, on Monday,  Mrs. Charles Uren.

At Redruth, on the 5th instant, Ann Kitto, daughter of Mr. Thomas Harris of that place, aged 5 years.

At Camborne, on Sunday last, Tryphena, the widow of Andrew Rosewarne, in this parish, aged 81 years.  Also, on Monday last, the wife of Mr. Andrew Vivian, for several years a respectable mine-agent in this neighbourhood, late a malster.

At Pengiggan, in Camborne, on Wednesday se'nnight, Mr. Wm. Bawden, for several years a respectable mine-agent.

On Sunday last, at St. Agnes, Mr. Simon Retallack, aged 56 years, much respected by his relations and a large circle of friends.

On the 2nd instant, at Mewdan, in Mawnan, Mr. R. Willoughby, late of St. Agnes, aged 60 yers.

On Monday last, at Liskeard, Mr. Langford.

At Newlyn, on Wednesday, the wife of Mr. B. Downing.

On Saturday morning, at Mevagissey, Mr. Anthony Oliver, master of the schooner "Polgooth".

On Tuesday last, at Trewallack, Goran, Mrs. Grose, aged 63 years.

At St. Ewe, a few days ago, the only daughter of Mr. Kerkin, tanner, of that place.

At Probus, on Friday last, Mr. Charles Rundle, of Merther, aged 39 years; his end was peace.

On Saturday the 28th ult., at Penryn, Mr. Thomas Little, aged 62 years; also, on the same day, Miss Elizabeth Hosken, aged 30 years.

On Saturday last, at Lambourne, in the parish of Perranzabuloe, Ann Veal, at the advanced age of 91 years; leaving 40 great grand children, some of whom carried her to her grave.

On Tuesday last, at Perranwell, in the parish of Perranzabuloe, Richard James, aged 72 years; he had been a member of the Wesleyan Society for 30 years, and has reared a numerous family by his own manual labour, without receiving any Parochial aid.

At Marazion, on Saturday, the 4th instant, George Tilly, Esq. late of Falmouth, aged 56 years.

At Marazion, on Tuesday, the 7th instant, aged 68 years, Phillis, relict of the late Major Hill, of Paignton, Devon.

At St. Erth, on Sunday last, Mr. John Gilbart, aged 78 years, one of the proprietors of the extensive Iron Battery Mills, at that place.

At Penzance, Mr. T. Wallis, aged 79 years.

At Chyandour, near Penzance, Mrs. Woolcock, aged 80 years.

At Penzance, on Thursday, after a lingering illness, Thomas, eldest son of Mr. W. Curnow, aged 12 years.

On Sunday last, at Penzance, of Influenza, at the age of 80 years, Mrs. B. Martyn, a faithful and highly-valued servant for a period of 30 years in the family of the late John Rogers, Esq. of Penrose, in this county.  Her strong attachment and affectionate solicitude for the welfare of each member of the family were such as is rarely met with; and while they were fully appreciated will cause her to be ever remembered with affectionate gratitude.   Her end was peace, resulting from a firm trust in Jesus as her Saviour.

At Ludgvan, Mr. H. Thomas, aged 30 years.

At Padstow, on Monday last, Mr. Richard Dunn Williams, aged 50 years; and Mr. John Boyde, aged 86 years.

Last week, at St. Columb, George, the infant son of Mr. W. J. Geach, watchmaker.

Also, an infant son of Mr. Morcomb, cabinet-maker.

On Wednesday, Mr. William Tonkin, aged 75 years.

Also, Catherine, the wife of Mr. Richard Liddicoat.

On the 4th instant, at Crift, in Lanlivery, Mrs. Elisabeth Treleaven, wife of Mr. John Treleaven, yeoman, aged 97 years, for more than 70 of which she had been a member of the Methodist Society, and was highly respected by all who knew her.

At St. Day, Mrs. Catherine Bawden, aged 65 years; her end was peace.

Mr. William Curnow, shop-keeper, aged 63 years; he bore a protracted illness with Christian resignation, in full assurance of eternal life.

Mr. John Magor, aged 23 years; he was much respected by all who knew him.

Mr.  David Mutton, aged 29 years.

Miss Mary Roberts, aged 78 years.

The infant son of Mr. Thomas Kinsman.

On Sunday last, at Tavistock, (at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vigus) Mrs. A. Sandoe, aged 88 years, supposed to be one of the oldest Methodists in the world, having received her first ticket of Mr. Furze, rather more than 71 years since.  This is the second bereavement Mrs. Vigus had been called to suffer during the last six weeks, as her husband, the late Captain Vigus, having died on the 19th December last.

On the 24th ult. at Leeds, the Rev. W. Styan, in the 73rd year of his age, one of the oldest preachers in the Methodist New Connexion.  After having laboured as an itinerant preacher [35] years, he now rests from his labours, and his works follow him.


Last week, at Bodmin, almost suddenly, Mr. Walter Spry, of the Cornish Arms Inn, aged 64 years.

On Wednesday last, at Michaelstow, of the prevailing epidemic, Anna Maria, wife of Mr. Symons, and daughter of the Rev. William Pitt Bray, of Lesnewth.

At Chatham Cottage, Mawnan, on Monday the 13th instant, Captain Manderson, R.N. aged 75 years. Since his retirement from active service, he has been a public writer on a variety of national subjects, and one of the most strenuous and unceasing advocates of the superiority of Falmouth Harbour, as a Packet and Naval station.

At Flushing, in the parish of Mylor, on Wednesday last, Mr. Henry Stephens, aged 25 years; regretted by all who knew him.

On Friday morning last, after a long illness borne with exemplary patience and resignation, Elizabeth, relict of the late Mr. Wm. Teague, of Redruth, aged 67 years.  Mrs. Teague was respected and beloved by all who knew her and her loss will be severely felt.

On Tuesday last, of apoplexy, universally esteemed, and most deeply regretted, Mrs. Johanna Williams, late of Castle-house, St. Agnes, aged 73 years, amiable in youth, and beloved by all her associates; as she advanced to maturity a strength of mind was developed which but few possess, and under the influence of which, the whole of her intercourse with society was duly and wisely regulated.  Throughout her life, it may be truly said, she manifested a kind and friendly disposition to all who approached her; and for a series of years a number of poor people partook of her daily bounty.  Towards the close of life, her mind was prepared for the great change, which she so much desired through her saviour. She has left a numerous circle of sorrowing friends and relatives to lament their irreparable loss.

On Wednesday, the 15th instant, Richard Skinner, the eldest son of Captain Wm. Hensley, St. Day.

At Helston, Miss Moyle, sister of M. P. Moyle, Esq. Also, Mr. Stranger, formerly of Devon.

At Keverne, at an advanced age, the wife of Mr. Thomas Pearn, sen.

Last week, at Penzance, Miss N. Read, aged 86 years; her father, mother and three sisters each lived above 80 years.

At Penzance, on Wednesday the 15th instant, Mrs. Richard C... aged 71 years.

At Penzance, on Sunday, after a lingering illness, Mary, second daughter of the late Mr. Robt. Branwell, aged 27 years.

At Chyandour, suddenly, Mrs. Woolcock, aged 80 years.

On Monday last, at Great Wood, Mylor, the infant son of John Beckley, Esq.

At St. Ives, of influenza, Amy Stevens, widow, aged 70 years.  Also, Judith Shugg, aged 81 years.

At Padstow, on Thursday last, Samuel Trebilcock aged 70 years.  On Friday last, Philippa, the wife of Mr. William Hawken, aged 62 years.  And on Monday last, Mr. William Massey, aged 76 years.

At Ruan Lanyhorne, on Friday the 10th instant, Ann Jane, aged 82 years.   On Tuesday morning, the 14th, her husband, John Jane, aged 75 years.  Also, on the same day, Martha Jose, aged 85 years.

At Ruan Lanyhorn, on the 7th instant, Edward Arthur, son of Mr. James Hocking, aged 14 years.

At Launceston, greatly respected by a large circle of acquaintance, Mr. Prockter, father of Mr. J. E. Prockter, of the White Hart, in that town.

At St. Austell on Friday last, Capt. Hancock, aged 58 years; and at St. Blazey, the same day, Capt. Wm. Williams, aged 40 years, both agents at Pembroke mine.

At St. Austell, on Thursday the 9th instant, John, third son of Mr. W. D. Dodge, draper, aged 19 months.

Yesterday, at St. Austell, aged 54 years, Mr. Digory Trudgian, shoe maker.

At Wallingford, Berks, on Monday the 6th instant, of influenza, aged 74 years,  Miss Ann Flamank, sister of the late Dr. Flamank of that place, beloved and respected by all who knew her.

At Sticklepath, near Okehampton, on Tuesday the 7th instant, of influenza, Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. George Pearse, woolen manufacturer, and of Friday the 10th, of the same complaint, Ann, widow of the late Mr. John Pearse, and grandmother to the above, aged 73 years; she was much respected and will be deeply regretted by an extensive circle of friends and companions.  They were interred together on Tuesday last.

At Truro, on Friday last, John only son of Mr. Stevens, of the Red Lion Hotel, in the 21st year of his age.  The death of this amiable young man is a subject of deep regret to all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.  His talents and acquirements, joined to a taste for study, gave fair promise that he was destined to pursue a course in future life honourable to himself, and useful to the community.  It has, however, pleased the Great Disposer of events to remove him in the morning of life, and at the dawn of those prospects which his friends hoped would realize their anticipations respecting him.  He bore a long and painful illness with patience and resignation beyond all praise, and, confident in the goodness of Him who directs all things, through the mediation of our Lord and Saviour, he closed his mortal like, in the full hope of exchanging it for an immortal one.

On Thursday the 9th instant, at Truro, after a long and distressing illness, Mr. Henry Hill, aged 50 years, upwards of 26 of which he was foreman in the office of the printer of this paper, which situation he filled with much ability and fidelity, and to the entire satisfaction of his employer. The deceased was a kind and affectionate husband, an indulgent father, and was much respected by all who knew him.

On the 10th instant, at Truro, sincerely regretted, Mr. George Simpson, aged 77 years, who for the greater part of his life was a consistent professor of the "truth as it is in Jesus", and died in the full assurance of eternal life through the rich merits of his Redeemer alone.

At Bodmin, on the 7th instant, the Rev. Joseph Pomery.  He was senior magistrate of the county, and the oldest incumbent, with the exception of one having been 60[?] years vicar of St. Kew.  For the first 40 years of his ministry, he performed his official duties with distinguished ability and effect; but on account of indisposition he was obliged to retire from his parochial duties for several years past.  He was a thorough Orthodox Clergyman of the established church, whose cause he advocated with much warmth and energy.  His mind was well stored with the doctrines and principles of the Christian Religion, which upon all occasions governed his conduct, to the last hour of his venerable old age of 88.  He was a man of social habits, and friendly disposition, and many benevolent acts of his will be long and gratefully remembered.


Yesterday, at Truro, after a long and painful illness, Mr. John Ashplant, of the King's Head Inn, aged 69 years.

At Chacewater, on Tuesday last, Mrs.Dowrick, aged 49 years.

At his residence, Trenethick, near Helston, at the advanced age of 83 years, after a protracted affliction, the Rev. Thomas Wills, vicar of Wendron and Helston.

Last week at Fowey, Mrs. James, at the advanced age of 81 years.

At St. Austell, on Saturday last, Eliza, only child of Mr. Badge, aged 18 months.

On Friday, at Angarrack, near Hayle, Mrs. Walters.

On Saturday, at Guilford, near Hayle, Mrs. Michell, aged 60 years.

On Saturday, at Hayle, Mrs. Bronacombe, aged 30 years.

On Friday last, at Penzance, Walter Pender, whose accident at the Gas works was recorded in our paper of last week.

At the old Parsonage, Redruth, on Sunday last, greatly regretted, Mr. Thomas Greenwood, aged 57 years.

At Redruth, on Wednesday last, Jane, relict of the late Mr. Richard Davey, aged 65 years.

On Sunday the 10th instant, at Lambourn, in the parish of Perranzabuloe, Mr. James Millstone, aged 75 years.  For 40 years he had been a member of the Wesleyan Society, during 35 of which he filled the office of classleader with zeal and ability.  His end was that of the righteous.

On the 13th instant, at Bolingey, in the parish of Perranzabuloe, Richard, only child of Mr. John Elliott, carpenter, aged 4 years.

At Saltash, on the 6th instant, Mrs. Elizabeth Oliver.

At Higher Rosewarne, in the parish of Camborne, on Wednesday last, Mr. Hugh Tregoning, mine agent, aged 47 years.


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