August 3, 1838


At Swansea, on the 6th ultimo, Mr. James Roe, son of Mr. Roe, late of the General Woolfe Inn, St. Austell, aged 43 years.


At St. Erth, on Friday last, Mrs. Amy Oliver, at the advanced age of 85 years.


On the 29th ult., at Pencarrow Mill, in the parish of Egloshaye, the wife of Mr. James Derry, aged 55 years.


On the 1st instant, at Wadebridge, Mr. William Annear, aged 70 years.


On the 28th ult., at Bolingey, Perranzabuloe, after a protracted illness, Mr. William Carter, late schoolmaster, quietly fell asleep in Jesus, much lamented by his numerous friends and acquaintances, aged 71 years.




August 10, 1838



On Friday last, after a long and painful illness, which she bore with great patience and Christian resignation, Miss Harriet Batchelor, daughter of Captain Batchelor, Truro, aged 20 years.  Though young, she was, by Divine grace, enabled to look at death without terror, to speak in her relations and friends of the joy which religion bestows; and with sweet calmness of soul she feel asleep in Jesus. 


On Thursday the 2nd instant, at Tregenna, a beloved daughter of Mr. Hearle, after a long and severe illness, which she bore with a great patience; but in the sure and certain hope of a blessed immortality.  Her amiableness of disposition will be long and affectionately remembered by all her relations and friends.


On Sunday last, at Lower Rosewin-row, Truro, Mrs. Pearce, wife of Mr. John Pearce, aged 61 years, after a long and painful illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude and resignation, leaving her husband and children to deplore their irreparable loss.


At Fowey, last week, the wife of Mr. Samuel Buller, aged 26 years.


At Falmouth, on Friday last, John, eldest son of Mr. Blew, cabinet-maker, aged 21 years.


On the 4th instant, at St. Ives, Mr. R. Thomas, aged 70 years; also, on the 6th instant, Mr. Broadbury, late a sergeant in the royal artillery, aged 68 years.


Last week, at Duloe, aged 35 years, Mrs. Werry.


At St. Austell, on Friday last, aged 83 years, Mrs. Margery Vercoe.  She bore a protracted illness of ten years with Christian patience, and died in the full triumph of faith.  Mrs. Vercoe was a member of the Wesleyan Connexion 45 years.


On Sunday last, at St. Austell, Mr. John Kellow,sen., aged 77 years.


On the 31st ultimo, at Tavistock, Mrs. Feaston, aged 44 years.


On Saturday last, at Swansea, aged 20 years, Thomas, son of Mr. Wm. Short, of Camelford.


At Swinton Park, Manchester, the Rev. Dr. Mr. All, aged 46 years.  The Rev. Gentleman was a native of St. Ives, in this county, and was eminent alike for talent, learning, and piety.


On the 5th instant, at No. 33, Bedford-square, London, (the house of her son-in-law, the Hon. Mr. Justice Patteson,) Frances Duke, widow of James Coleridge, late of Heath’s Court, Ottery St. Mary, Esq., in the 79th year of her age; deeply regretted by all her friends, and particularly by the poor in general, to whom she was a constant and liberal benefactress.



August 17, 1838


At Manchester, on the 6th instant, Mr. Henry Philp, aged 34 years, formerly of Truro.


On the 29th ult., Mr. Trevena, innkeeper, of Redruth.


On Saturday last, at Truro, Caroline, infant daughter of Mr. Passmore, saddler, &c.


On the 7th instant, at Penzance, Esther, wife of C. K. Clarke, Esq., of Dublin.


At Gwennap, on Monday last, Mr. Thomas Kendall, aged 55 years; 25 of which he lived a christian’s life, and his end was peace.


At Perranuthnoe, on the 21st ult., deeply regretted by her relatives and friends, particularly the poor to whom she was most benevolent, Miss Margaret Laity, aged 86 years, for upwards of 60 of which she was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist society.


On the 9th instant, at Heavitree, in the 23rd year of her age, Georgiana Amelia Boye, wife of Lieut. Charles Elery Boye, of the Bombay Arms, and daughter of the late James Samuel Tucker, Esq. of Maderia.


On the 5th instant, at her residence on the Friars, after a long, protracted illness, which she bore with patient resignation to the Divine will, Miss Mary Williams, aged 73 years, one of the Society of Friends, and daughter of the late Joshua Williams, banker, Exeter.


August 24, 1838



Suddenly, at Penzance, on the 16th instant, Mr. James Lake, bookseller, of Falmouth, aged 57.  Mr. Lake was a native of Exeter, and settled in Falmouth about 33 years ago, where he carried on business with credit to himself, and secured by his upright conduct the respect of all classes of his fellow townsmen.  In his death, his children have lost a kind and an indulgent father, and many a poor person a friend.  His remains were interred at Falmouth on Tuesday last, followed by most of the tradesmen and respectable inhabitants.


On the 16th instant, at Prenrose Terrace, Penzance, after a long illness, Peter Bown Harris, Esq., only surviving son of the late Peter Bown Harris, of Rosemerry, Esq., aged 45 years.


At Redruth, on Monday, Mrs. Edmund Michell.


On the 12th instant, at Torpoint, from the sudden rupture of a blood vessel, Davied Fryer Bate, Esq., surgeon.


On Thursday last, at Probus, after a long illness, which he bore with great patience and Christian resignation, Mr. Wm. Crocker, aged 31 years, late foreman of Mr. T. Pearce, tanner &c, Newport, Launceston, where he was highly respected by his master and all who knew him.


On Monday last, at Trevillick, in the parish of Creed, the infant son of Mr. R. Arthur, a respectable farmer.


On the 15th instant, at Honiton, in her 92nd year, Mrs. Catherine Copleston, sister of the late Rev. John Bradford Copleston.



August 31, 1838



On Tuesday, the 28th instant, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. James Hamilton, Woodland Terrace, Falmouth, Mrs. Duckworth, aged 81 years.  She was for 60 years a consistent member of the Methodist Society.


Lately, at Manchester, suddenly, Richard Smith, Esq.,….. Law to E. Turner, Esq., M.P. for Truro.  The deceased was a gentleman highly respected by the .. and beloved by the poor.


At St. Ives, Mr. Walter Sanders, aged 34 years.


At Blackheath Park, Kent, aged 76 years, Elizabeth Ann, relict of C. Sommerby, Esq., and aunt to the Rev. F. Webber, of Merther, near Truro.  She was a [person] whose many laudable and excellent qualities had endeared her to all who knew her; full of years, and rich in good works, in her life she was justly beloved and at her death she is as deeply lamented by her surviving family and friends.


On the 19th instant, at her house in Burlinton-street, Bath, Mrs. Mary Gray, aged 82 years, the last surviving sister of Dr. Gray, late Bishop of Bristol,; and of Mr. Grey, of Castle Cary. 


On Sunday se’nnight, at Raleigh House, Harriet, the beloved wife of Commander Edward Blanckley, R.N. aged 37[?], deeply deplored by her family and friends.  She was the fourth daughter of the late George Matcham, Esq., by Catherine, daughter of the late Rev. Edmund … Rector of Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk; consequently, was niece to the late Vice-Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, and second cousin to the present Earl.  She has left four children to mourn their bereavement. 


On the 17th instant, at Southmolton, aged 98 years and 2 months, Sarah Snow of that place. 


On the 6th instant, suddenly, at Boalogne-sur-Mer, to the inexpressible grief of his disconsolate widow and family, James C. [Luce] Esq., surgeon, of Tiverton, in the 25th [?] year of his age.  With talents of a superior order, enhanced and enlarged by laborious study and extensive …, he was destined, had his life been prolonged, to take a high position in his profession, which he had planned with equal zeal, credit, and success.