APRIL Deaths

                                                 APRIL 1838 DEATHS


On Sunday, the 1st  instant, at her residence, Lemon-street, Truro, Miss Jenkins, aged 50 years.

At Truro, on Thursday, the 29th ult., deeply regretted, Emilia Frances, the beloved wife of Mr. H. C. Milford, aged 31 years.

On Sunday last, William Henry, the infant son of Mr. John Carter, of Truro, aged 16 months.

On Friday last, at Plymouth, John Drake Pridham, Esq., Banker of that place, in the 61st year of his age, universally regretted.

Lately at Hood, near Totness, John Wills Mapowder, Esq., aged 58 years.

At Gwennap, on the 1st instant, after a long and severe illness, Mr. Thomas White Moyle, aged 61 years.

Last week, at St. Erme, Mr. Wm. Varcoe, carpenter, aged 24 years.

At Courland, on Friday last, William Dimble, Esq., aged 75 years.

At. St. Austell, on Saturday last, Mr. Henry Vian, watch-maker, aged 22 years.

On the 18th of February last, of yellow fever, on board H.M.S. “Romney” at Havannah, in the prime of life, Lieut. John Wien, of the 1st West India Regt., deeply lamented by his brother officers, who showed to his remains every mark of honor and respect, due to his worth and noble-minded qualitites.  By his family and friends, his loss is most severely felt.  

At Liskeard, on Friday last, aged 57 years, Mrs. Rawls, relict of the late Mr. Rawle, attorney. 

At Liskeard, on Monday last, of the typhus fever, the Rev. Wm. Fookes, one of the Magistrates of the Municipal borough of Liskeard.

On Wednesday last, at Probus, Mr. Daniel Bennet, shoemaker, aged 29 years.

At Falmouth, on Thursday last, Betsey, third daughter of Mr. J. Jacobs, aged 16 years.

At Ludgvan on Thursday last, after a few days illness, Mr. Henry Curnow, aged 68 years.

At Penzance, on Sunday last, Mary Rosina, the infant daughtrer of Mr. C. Crocker, upholsterer. 

On the 25th of March, in London, Margaret, relict of the late Walter Trevelyan, Esq., of Nether Wilton in Northumberland, and daughter of the late Richard Hichens, Esq., of Poltair, in this county.

A communication has been received from Serampore announcing the decease of the last survivor of those devoted men who were the founders of the Serampore mission.  During his last illness, Dr. Marshman was favoured with the richest consolations of the gospel; and in the forenoon of Tuesday, December 5, 1837, after solemnly committing himself, his family, and the mission into the hands of his God and father, he tranquilly breathed his last.  He was buried the following afternoon.  Two days after Mr. Marshman’s death in India,  a union was effected between the Serampore mission and the Baptist Missionary Society.  


At. St. Just, on Monday last, Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Capt. Nicholas Boyens, of the Honourable Trinity Board.

At his residence, in Gwinear, on the 29th of last month, the Rev. Wm. Vawdrey, aged 68 years.  He was curate of that parish for upwards of 23 years, and for the last four years rector of Kennerleigh in Devon.  Mr. Vawdrey was a man of the greatest humility, charity, and  benevolence; his name will be long revered by all who knew him, particularly by the inhabitants of Gwinear, as in him the poor of that parish have lost a friend indeed.  He was a scholar of the first class, being perfectly acquainted with the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew languages, in the latter of which he read his bible.  He has left a large family to lament the loss of an affectionate parent and protector.  His funeral was attended by nearly all the inhabitants, and scarcely was there one present who did not shed a tear to the memory of their late beloved pastor and friend.

At Helston, on Friday last, Mrs. Elizabeth Richards, aged 45 years.  She was followed to the grave by her father and mother, whose united ages amounted to 190 years – Peter Martin, the father, who is sexton of the parish being 96, and Bina, the mother, 91.

[as written; it actually adds up to 187 years, but it’s a better story this way!]

At Launceston, on the 25th ult.,  Mrs. Derry, aged 79, for many years a consistent and exemplary member of Castle-street Chapel, in that town.  

At Tywardreath, on Friday last, Mrs. Beer, wife of Mr. G. Beer, of the Ringing Bells Inn, aged 43 years, leaving a husband and nine children to lament their loss.

On Saturday morning last, at the residence of Mrs. Harris, St. Aubyn-street, Devonport, aged 79 years, Elizabeth, relict of the late Mr. Pascoe, surgeon, of Tregony.

At Woodside, Plymouth, on the 5th instant, to the great grief of her afflicted husband and family, after giving birth to a daughter, Mary Ann, the beloved wife of Captain Atkinson, and eldest daughter of Mr. Ottley, late 60th Rifles.


On Saturday last, at Truro, Samuel, only child of Mrs. May, draper, aged three years. 

On Tuesday last, at Launceston, of consumption, Elizabeth, fourth daughter of the late J. M. Bligh, Esq.

At Perranzabuloe, on Sunday last, Mr. Francis Veall, jun., brother of Miss Jane Veall, who it will be seen, was married on the same morning, but previously to the melancholy intelligence of the death of her brother having reached her.

On Friday, the 13th instant, at Tintagel, Frances, the wife of the Rev. Robert Stapylton Bree. 

At Ludgvan, on Tuesday last, Mr. Wm. Trevorran, aged 42 years; also, Mr. Williams, aged 18 years  

At Penzance, on the 18th instant, G. W. Latchmore, Esq., son of John Latchmore, Esq., of the Borough of Southwark, aged 23 years. 

At Launceston,on Friday last, Parr Cunningham Hockin, Esq., solicitor.

On Sunday last, at Venton Gimps’ Mill, Perranzabuloe, Mrs. Susanna Hodge, daughter of Mr. John Bennett, formerly clerk of the parish, and who was succeeded in that office by Mr. Francis Veall, the present clerk, and father of the above Frances Veall.


On Sunday last, at Truro, Mrs. Custies, relict of the late Mr. Wm. Corties, saddler, aged 81 years. 

At Truro, on the 26th instant, at her uncle’s, Mr. Uglow, Mary Ann Ellis, aged 21, after a protracted illness, which she bore with Christian patience, and a firm reliance through Christ of a happy eternity.

At Truro, on Saturday last, John, son of Mr. S. Edwards, hair-dresser, aged 2 years.

At Truro, on Sunday last, Mrs.Honor Pengelly, aged 99 years. 

Last week, at the house of his son, in Falmouth, aged 54, Mr. James Harvey, a native of Camelford, but lately resident of Newlyn, Penzance.

On Thursday last, at Redruth, Miss Jane Magor, daughter of the late Reuben Magor, Esq.  She bore with patience and fortitude her long illness, which had closed a life of active piety and benevolence.

At Redruth, on Friday, the 20th instant, the infant child of Mr. Nancollas.

At South Turnpike, Redruth, on Tuesday, the 21st instant, Captain James Middleton.

At Falmouth, on Wednesday last, aged 34 years, Mrs. Drew, wife of Mr. J. Drew, chemist &c, of that place.

At Hayle, on Sunday last, Charles, son of Capt. John Trebilcock, aged 7 years.

On Saturday the 21st instant, Theodore Drayton, infant son of the Rev. H. W. Williams,Wesleyan Minister, St. Ives.

At Launceston, on Sunday last, J. Roe, Esq.

At St. Austell, on Thursday last, aged 18 months, John Roberts, only son of Mr. James Hockin.

On the 18th instant, at Lympstone, after a long illness, W. C. Callow, Esq., M.D., of the 6th or Innskilling Dragoons.

On the 8th of February, at the Havannah, on board the “Romney”, Lieut. J. Winn, of the 1st West India Regiment, eldest son of Joseph Winn, Esq. of Tremayne in St. Martin’s in this county.  His funeral was conducted with all the honours due to a British officer, being attended, on leaving the ship, by the boats of the British and French squadrons, Commissioners, Superintendents, and twelve carriages of officers and gentlemen.  He was universally beloved and esteemed by his brother officers and all who knew him. 

On Thursday the 19th instant, at West Looe, from the bursting of an aneurism about the heart, Parkyns Prynn, Esq., late a Commander in Her Majesty’s Navy.  Mr. Prynn first joined the service in 1796 as midshipman, and served successively in that capacity the Adventure, Crescent, Monarch, Queen Charlotte, and Hyaena.  In 1795, he was at the taking of the Dutch Squadron, at the Cape of Good Hope, under Lord Keith; he also served in America, and the Channel.  In 1798, he received an acting order as Lieutenant, from his Captain, and Mr. Charles Paget, of the Penelope, stationed at the Western Isles.  In 1799, he acted by a similar order in the Brilliant, under Sir Edward Pellew, at Newfoundland, and Quiberon Bay, and in October, 1800, the Admiralty, in consideration of his services and high testimonials, confirmed him in his rank as Lieutenant, and appointed him to the Barakil, in which ship he was ordered on the expedition to Egypt, was at the landing of the troops, and on shore with the army in the battles of the 13th and 21st of March.  He afterwards volunteered, and served up the Nile in gun-boats, until the surrender of Grand Cairo, on which occasion his coolness, intrepidity and talent as an officer were warmly acknowledged by his superiors, and the Grand Seignor presented him with a gold medal.  In 1805, he was appointed to the Achilles, Sir Richard King.. Second Lieutenant, and afterwards first, in which capacity he had the honour of fighting in the memorable battle off Trafalgar, where he received two wounds.  The last ship in which he served was the Espiegle, as first Lieutenant; and he retired on half pay, when paid off in 1807.  At the general promotion which took place in 183x, he received at last some acknowledgment for his active service, being appointed to the rank of retired Commander.  In private life he was known as a fond husband, a tender parent, and a sincere friend.