cornwall england newspaper


3 MARCH 1837, Friday

On Saturday last, at Bosvigo Farm near Truro, of brain fever, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Henry Ellery, aged 32 years.

On Thursday, the 23rd ult, Mrs. James, wife of Mr. Henry James, grocer, Truro, aged 50 years.

At Tywardreath, on the 28th ult, Mr. Samuel Serpell, aged 48 years, leaving seven children to lament their loss.

On Wednesday last, at Tresillian, Mary, third daughter of the late Mr. Mitchell, of that place, aged 23 years.

On the 13th ult., at Well Town, Warleggan, Mr. B. Lean, aged 57 years.

On Wednesday last, at Camelford, Mrs. Soloman, aged 55 years.

At the house of his son-in-law, Carvedras, near Truro, where he had been for the benefit of his health, Mr. Wm. Steppings, of Ilfracombe, Devon, block and pump maker, aged 67 years.  He was for many years a member of the Calvanistic society; his end was peace.

On Wednesday last, at St. Ives, Mr. John Painter, aged 81 years.  On Thursday, Mrs. Goodman aged 67 years,  Mrs. Ann Couch, aged 81 years, and the infant son of Mr. William Veal, aged 6 months.

On the 20th ultimo, at London,  John Grant, Esq. the respected Secretary to the Albion  Mining Association; sincerely regretted by all who knew him.  His urbanity of manners commanded the respect of a large contingent of friends who have sustained a loss long to be remembered.

At the London Inn, St. Austell, last week, Miss Hannah Bastard, aged 86 years.

At Mount Charles, St. Austell, on Thursday last, Mrs. Collings, aged 41 years.

On Friday last, at his residence at Trevena, in the parish of Tintagel, W. Wade Esq. aged 71 years.  The deceased was a highly honourable and benevolent gentleman, and respected by all who knew him.

On Sunday morning, at West Looe, Mrs. Wilcocks, after only two days illness, aged 46 years, daughter of the late Mr. Jeeves, many years Comptroller of H. M. Customs at Looe.  She was generally beloved.


At Penzance, on Friday last, the Rev. Wilkinson Stephenson, Wesleyan Minister, aged 34 years. His end was peace.

At Penzance, on Tuesday last, Mrs. Rillstone, aged 66 years.

At St. Ives, Mr. Sidney Richards, aged 85 years.

At Falmouth, on Tuesday morning last, the youngest son of Capt. J. Cooper, aged 8 months.

At Lower St. Columb, on the 5th instant, Miss Kezia Nicholls, fifth daughter of the late Mr. James Nicholls, of decline, aged 20 years.

On the 3rd instant, in the Workhouse, Penzance, where she had been an inmate for 10 years, Hope Reseigh, in the 94th year of her age.


At Truro, on Wednesday last, at the age of 90 years, Mr. William Harlow, for upwards of 50 years an inhabitant of this town.  During 70 years, he honourably sustained a Christian profession, having been first a member of the Tabernacle, Moorfields, London, under the ministry of the celebrated Geo. Whitfield; and for many years a deacon of the Independent church of this town.  He was greatly beloved by all who knew him, and distinguished by his zeal in the cause of religion.  He gradually sunk under increasing infirmities, powerfully exemplifying to the latest period of his affectionately disposition to those whom he has left to mourn his loss, and came to his "grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in his season".

Last week, at Truro, Mrs. Bult, relict of the lat Mr. Thomas Bult, late of the Seven Stars Inn, Truro, aged 70 years.

At Launceston, on the 7th instant, the Rev. John Rowe, aged 60 years, perpetual curate of that parish, and also vicar of St. Cleather, near Launceston.

At Liskeard, on Friday last, Mr. Henry Longmaid, copperplate engraver, aged 36 years.

At S...  near Fowey, last week, the infant son of Mr. Richard Hicks.

Last week, at Fowey, Mrs. Line, aged 89 years.  Also, on Wednesday last at Fowey, the infant daughter of Mr. Kingcome of the Crown and Anchor Inn.

At Penzance on Tuesday last, Mrs. Batten, relict of the late John Batten, Esq.

At St. Agnes, on Friday last, Mr. Wm. Matthews, of Mevagissey, aged 19 years.

Lately, at Probus, Mr. Thomas Gerrans, a respectable butcher, aged 76 years; also, Mrs. Ann Searle, aged 35 years.

At Plas Newydd, Bodmin, on Saturday last, William James Esq. civil engineer &c, aged 66 years.

At Bodmin,on Friday last, after a short illness, Mary, the wife of Mr. William Carter, aged 25 years.

On Sunday last, at Penzance, Nanny Ninnis, at the advanced age of 100 years and 5 months.

To the last she was in possession of her mental faculties; and till within the last few weeks, was enabled to walk about; she could also read the smallest print without the aid of spectacles, and was for upwards of 60 years a steady and  consistent member of the Wesleyan Society.


At Helleston, on Sunday evening last, after an illness of long standing, and much occasional suffering, George Simon Borlase, Esq., F.R.S. deputy-lieutenant of his county, in the forty-sixth year of his age.  The early death of this lamented gentleman will be felt, not merely as a private, but as a public loss.  As an active magistrate, ever ready to lend his best exertions to the cause of improvement, as the friend of every useful and benevolent institution, and as the strenuous promoter of every object calculated to advance the best interests of the county, and raise the general standard of intelligence among the people, he will be sincerely regretted by all who shared his labours, or are capable of appreciating their utility.  In his native town, more particularly, and its immediate vicinity, the independence of his character, his public spirit and liberality, will long be remembered in their effects, no less than in the grateful recollections of the inhabitants.  Of the many permanent records by which his practical worth may be estimated, it may be sufficient to notice the schools at Huel Vor, founded, supported, and to a considerable extent endowed, for the children of the miners in that populous district, by his persevering zeal and beneficence; and many similar undertakings directly as well as indirectly conducive to the advancement of religion and piety, either effected, commenced, or only frustrated by his premature decease, bear testimony equally honourable to his character.  He took much interest in the pursuits of science, and numbered among his friends Davies, Gilbert, Dr. Paris, and many other individuals distinguished in the scientific world.

At Helston, on Sunday se'nnight, Mr. P. Best, aged 81 years.

Suddenly, at Trevarth in Gwennap, on Tuesday last, John Paul Esq. surgeon, aged 69 years.

At Tregaswith, St. Columb Major, on Sunday last, universally beloved and esteemed, Philip Drew, Esq. aged 61 years; his loss will be long lamented by a numerous circle of sorrowing relations and friends.

At Penzance, on Tuesday last, Mr. Nicholas Tremewen, aged 79 years.

At Liskeard, on Thursday last, at an advanced age, Mr. R. Hockins, woolstapler.

At Enys, on the 18th instant, aged 71 years, Susanna Sarsons, for more than 19 years the much respected housekeeper in Mrs. Enys's Family.

At Hayle, on Saturday last, Mrs. Mary Thomas, aged 77 years.

At Padstow on Saturday last, after a lingering illness, Anna Maria, the wife of Mr. G. Graham, excise officer aged 21 years.

At Ladock, on Friday last, Mrs. Susan Pearse, aged 92 years, she was much lamented; her end was peace.

At Newquay, on Sunday last, Frances, second daughter of Mrs. Thomas, of the Old Inn, aged 20 years.

At Germoe, at an advanced age, Mr. Henbard.

At Callington, on the 11th instant, Mrs. Kinsman, aged 81 years, widow of the late John Kinsman of Manaton.

On Sunday morning last, at Torpoint, Mr. J. Powel.


On Monday last, at Polsue, near Truro, highly respected for his numerous excellencies, Mr. Gatley, aged 77 years.

At Rosewyn, Truro, on Saturday last, John Richards, Esq. aged 65 years.

At St. Blazey, on Monday the 27th instant, Thomas Bond, Esq. late surgeon of Fowey Consols and Lanescot Mines. His abilities and constant attention to the patients under his care, obtained for him considerable esteem and respect. He died from over exertion in his practice whilst labouring under the effects of an attack of the influenza. His loss will be deeply felt by the inhabitants of the thriving town of St. Blazey and its populous neighborhood.

On Tuesday, the 21st instant, at Rosenitheon, St. Kevern, at the advanced age of 92 years, 40 of which were spent in his Majesty's service, Mr. George Boom, beloved and lamented by all who knew him.

At Penzance, on Wednesday last, Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. Pool, Star Hotel, aged 12 years.

At Padstow, on Friday last, Mr. Humphry Sleeman, aged 73 years.

On Tuesday last, after a protracted affliction, borne with Christian patience and resignation to the Divine will, Mr. Oliver Matthrew, bookseller, stationer, &c in the 66th year of his age.

At Helston, on Monday last, Mr. Richard Hawke, aged 40 years. Also, Mrs. Moyle.

At Redruth, on the 29th instant, Elizabeth Ann, eldest daughter of Mr. Haynes, grocer aged 16 years.

Lately, at Mullion, highly respected, at an advanced age, Mr. Fowell, for many years a local preacher in the Methodist connexion.

On Saturday last, at Pengersick in Breage, Mr. T. Harvey, aged 78 years.

On Friday last, at Trew in Breage, Miss Hebbard, a highly respectable shopkeeper.

At Falmouth on Wednesday, the 22nd instant, the infant son of Mr. T. Dash.

At Falmouth, on the 23d instant, after a long illness, which she bore with resignation, Miss M. Frood, aged 30 years.

At Falmouth, on the 17th instant, aged 80, Mr. Richd. Pike, for many years a consistent and highly respected member of the Methodist society.


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