cornwall england newspaper

January 1838 Deaths


The late Rev. Matthias - The remains of this gentleman were int[err]ed at Falmo[uth] on Monday morning last, when the xxx respect paid to his xxx by all classes.

On Saturday last at Breage, Thomas, youngest son of Mr. William James, farmer.  Mr. James has [buried] his wife, two sons, a daughter in about three weeks.

[All entries. except for the above two death notices, were either wrinkled or faint – or there was a large black bar through them where a page was mended. jm]


At the Rectory, St. Just, on Friday, the fifth instant, aged 3 years, Clement Winstanley, the first-born of twin sons of the Rev. C. W. Carlyon.

At Bekiddick, in Lanivet, on Friday last, Mrs. Thomas, widow of the late Mr. Thomas Thomas, aged 80 years.

On Saturday last, at Towan, near St. Austell, Caroline, second daughter of Mr. Christ. Merifield, aged 16 years.

On the 30th of December last, at Trewithian, in the parish of Gerrans, aged 49 years, Elizabeth Robins, after a protracted illness, which she bore with Christian patience, and a firm reliance through Christ, of a happy eternity. Her exemplary conduct and service of nearly [fo]rty years in one family, will be long and gratefully remembered.

On Tuesday last, at Lelant, Mr. William Morley, of the Sun Inn, aged 52 years. [poss 32 yrs - jm]

At St. Allen, on the 1st instant, deeply lamented by her family and numerous friends, Mrs. Mary Lanyon, wife of Mr. Henry Lanyon, aged 88 years.

At Tresillian, on Wednesday last, Mr. John Michell, aged 31 years.

On Tuesday last, at Helston, of consumption, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Samble, wife of Mr. John Samble, builder &c.

At Breage, on Sunday lst, Mr. Weare, of Pengilly, a respectable farmer of that parish, deeply regretted by all who knew him.

At Calstock, on the 31st ult., Mr. Joseph Chynoweth, maltster, aged 38 years, universally respected and lamented.

At Liskeard, on Saturday last, Mr. John Oliver, plasterer, aged 99 years. Also, on Tuesday last, Mr. Van Kirnick, baker, aged 75 years.

At Penryn, on Tuesday last, Mrs. Elizabeth Rogers, aged 78 years.

At C[ubert?] on the 28th ult., at the advanced age of 89 years, Mrs. Ann Chegwidden of the above parish. She had more than 100 grand and great grand children, nearly all of whom followed her to the grave.

[2 cannot be read completely - jm] William Patey . Esq, aged 37 years, Few men lived in the . respect and perfect esteem of his fellow townspeople more than he did.

[The second - jm] at Bossiney Tintagel, John Smons, Esq., aged 58 years. [The surnames are very unclear. - Smons did not look correct, but it was not clear. jm]


On Saturday the 13th instant, at Truro, deeply lamented by his family and friends, Mr. Thomas Vincent, bookseller, aged 76 years.

On Thursday, the 11th instant, deeply lamented by his family and friends, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. John James, of Hinton, St. George, Somerset, and mother of Mr. S. James of Trevesion, in this county, aged 73 years.

At Tresillian Bridge, on the 13th instant, aged 83 years, Mr. John Duff, who for more than half a century carried on the trade of a blacksmith in that village. The deceased was a good neighbour, an honest tradesman, an indulgent father, and a kind husband, and he is gone down to the grave in a full age, respected and regretted by his friends.

At Porthleaven, on Wednesday, the 10th instant, Mr. Sincock, miller, aged 72 years.

At Skyburria, in Mawgan West, William, eldest son of Mr. Richard Dunstone, aged 8 years.

At Helston, on Saturday last, in the 82nd year of his age, Mr. Wm. Harrup. Also, at Helston, on Tuesday last, the infant child of Mr. J. J. Penaluna.

At Helston, on Wednesday, the 17th instant, Mr. Jas. Jennings, of Penryn, aged 68 years.

At Lanlivery, suddenly, on the 6th instant, Mrs. Treleaven, aged 68 years, eldest sister of the late Nicholas Cole, Esq., of Trebyn, Lanhydrock.

At Falmouth, on Friday last, Mr. Symons, widow, aged 92 years. She was interred on Sunday last, at the Jews' burying ground, at Pounsharden, and was followed to the grave by a large assemblage of her descendants. [as written - Mr. should be Mrs., obviously jm]

At Falmouth, on the 10th instant, Mr. Robert Goodfellow, aged 69 years.

At Liskeard, on Friday last, Mr. Julius Glanville, currier, of that town, whose death was occasioned by a fall from his horse, in returning from Callington, on the 3rd instant. Mr. Glanville's skull was so seriously fractured by the fall, and his brain and other parts of his body so much injured, that all the skill of his medical attendants was unavailing. He has left a wife and nine children.

At his residence, in Hamilton Place, on Saturday the 13th instant, in the 87th year of his age, the Right Hon. Sir John Scott, Earl of Eldon, &c.


On Friday last, at his house, in Clarence-terrace, Penzance, the Rev. H. Treffry, jun. Wesleyan minister, aged 33 years. He commenced his ministry in 1821, when scarcely 20 years of age, and for 7 years laboured with great acceptance and usefulness, and bode fair to become a shining light in the connextion to which he belonged; but the exertion which his zeal lead lead him to make in the cause to which he had consecrated himself and all the powers, were too much for a constitution which, at first, was not very strong; and after sustaining two or three attacks of illness, which greatly weakened him, in 1831 he ruptured a blood-vessel in the lungs, and in consequence entirely laid aside from the work of the ministry. From that time to his death, he was the subject of uninterrupted afflictions, which through grace he bore with patience and submission to the divine will. In July last, he preached an anniversary sermon, at the request of some friends, but this proved too much for his weakness, and from that time he sunk rapidly towards the grave. His nervous system being much shaken, and the remedies to which he was obliged to have recourse, having a tendency to produce great depression, his feelings, in consequence, were not sensibly joyous, yet his faith in the atonement of Christ, and his expectation of future happiness through the merits of that atonement, were never for a moment shaken. He remained perfectly connected to the last, and died in peace.

Yesterday, at her residence in Lemon-street, Truro, in her 82nd year, Wilhelmina, relict of the late Rev. Richard Hole, rector of Falvingdon and of Inwardlegh, in the county of Devon.

On Sunday last, at Newham Cottage, near Truro, the infant child of Mr. Henry Williams.

On Saturday last, at Truro, Mr. Wm. Petherick, aged 86 years.

On Saturday last, at Truro, Mr. Francis Gray, late of the Duke of York Inn.

At Truro, on Saturday last, Mrs. Edwards, relict of the late Mr. John Edwards, hair-dresser &c., aged 62 years.

At Falmouth on Monday evening last, at his residence, Middle Terrace, H. Noye, Esq., aged 67 years.

At Tregony, on Saturday last, Mr. Jas. Dowrick, carpenter, aged 57 years.

On Sunday last, at Higher Pentire, in the parish of Wendron, after a very protracted illness, Mrs. Mary Oliver, aged 73 years.
On Saturday last, Mr. P. Thomas, for many years master of the National School at Feock. He lived respected by his neighbours, and departed with a hope full of immortality.

At St. Allen, on Monday last, Mr. Henry Lanyon, aged 83 years, who survived his wife, of the same age, three weeks, having been married to her 64 years.

At Porth, Lower St. Columb, on Sunday last, aged 76 years, Mrs. Perryman, relict of the late William Perryman, Esq., formerly of Tregony.

At Gwithian, on Saturday last, Mrs. Jane Penberthey, aged 75 years.

At Redruth, on Saturday last, Mrs. Nanny Lanksbery, widow, aged 96 years.

At Portreath, on Thursday the 18th instant, Mr. Thos. Rickard, many years pilot of that port.

Last week, at Trevissick, St. Austell, at an advanced age, Mrs. Trestain, wife of Mr. Trestain, yeoman.

At St. Austell, on Wednesday last, aged 16 months, Sarah, youngest daughter of Mr. Ponsford;

and on Thursday, Matthew, eldest son of Mr. W. Roberts, aged 14 years.

At Bodmin, on the 24th instant, Mr. John Ricks, gardener, in the 82nd year of his age.

In London, of consumption, on Saturday last, Jane, third daughter of the late J. M. Bligh, Esq. of Bodmin, aged 20 years.

At Helston, on Friday last, Mr. Mathew Harris, formerly a respectable builder of that town, and lately an eating house keeper, aged 74 years.

At Fowey this week, Mrs. Ivey, aged 82 years, and at Polruan, near Fowey, last week, Miss Colliver, aged 81 years.

At St. Gorran, on Saturday last, Gabriel Youlton, in his 93rd year. He was sexton of that parish for many years.

At St. Just in Penwith, on Thursday, Mr. R. Boyers.


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