September 7, 1838



On Tuesday last, aged 16 years, after a short but severe illness, Emma, youngest daughter of Mr. John Blewett, of Truro, having been a member of the Bible Christian Society two years.


At Charlestown on Thursday, the 30th ult., Richard Pashley, mariner, of the “Repulse” Revenue cruiser.  The deceased was buried at St. Austell, on Sunday last, attended to the grave by the Inspecting Commander of the district, some of the officers, and a party of men of the Coast Guard and Revenue cruisers, who fired three sallies over his grave, in testimony of their respect for a deceased comrade.  It is supposed more than 2,000 persons were present, attracted, no doubt, by so unusual an occurrence.


At East Looe, on the 30th ult., Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Rowse[?], aged 3 years and a half.  [name]


At Chacewater, on Thursday, the 30th ult., Susan,  daughter of Mr. M. Morcom, aged nine months.


At Bodmin, on Thursday the 30th ult., aged 16 years, William, second son of Mr. John Pascoe, of Lanivet.


At Hayle, on Monday last, Mrs. Freeman, at the advanced age of 86 years.


On the 30th ult., at Liskeard, Mary, second daughter of Mr. Moon, of the Wade Inn.


At Duloe, on the 1st instant, Miss Rebecca Hambly, of Per..ilack, aged 24 years.


At Duloe, aged 39 years, the Rev. Henry Dowell, late of Bristol, brother of the Rev. Mr. Dowell, curate of Duloe.


September 14, 1838



On Saturday last, suddenly, at the Lizard, Mr. R. Blake, of St. Mawes, aged 49 years.  The deceased had long been a most extensive patron of seaning, and was employed in that business when attacked.  He has left a widow and several children to deplore their loss. 


On Saturday last, at Truro, Henry Scott, eldest son of Capt. Lanyon, R.N., aged 18 years.


At Lower St. Columb, on the 10th instant, the wife of Mr. J. Salmon, butcher, much and deservedly lamented.


At St. Ives, Mr. Sampson Richards, miner, aged 43 years.


At Penzance, on the 8th instant, at the advanced age of 94, Charles Phillips.  At the aged of 10 years, he was employed as a servant boy by the great grandfather of the present mayor of that town, with whom he lived several years, conducting himself so well that his master recommended him as an apprentice to Mr. George Matthews, carpenter, and joiner, where he served six years.  On the expiration of his apprenticeship, he went to work as a journeyman successively with Mr. Dennis, Mr. Woodis, Messrs. Hambleton and Son, for 51 years, till 1818, during which time he not only brought up the two families of his widowed sisters, but contrived to save money enough, as he thought, to carry him through his earthly pilgrimage.  Under this impression, he told his employers that his advanced age and increasing infirmities would not justify him in continuing to receive his wages, and no solicitations on their part could induce the old man to remain.  That there is no rule without an exception was proved in the case of poor Charles.  It has been said “all men think all men mortal but themselves.”  At the age of 74 he said to one of his friends, “I am an old bachelor; all my relations are doing well; I hope I have done my duty to them; I have no longer strength to work, and thank God I have saved more than enough to carry me to my grave, even if I should live to four score years of age.”   The period he had allotted himself arrived; another seven years, even passed over his head; but times were sadly altered.  His money had been drained to the last, notwithstanding the most rigid economy.   At 90 he had disposed of all his worldly goods, except his bed and bible; and, being driven to the utmost extremity, with his bible under his arm, and aided by his trusty staff, he wended his weary way towards the workhouse to ask admission and to desire help to bring up his bed.  Happily, Mr. Edward Harvey, who had worked in the same shop with him at Mr. Hambleton’s, met him on his journey – took him into his own house for the night, interested himself in his behalf – and procured from his old employers and a few kind friends a small subscription, which was continued to the end of his earthly career.  Would that we could enumerate a relation amongst the number of his supporters!  For the last 50 years of his life he was attached to the writings and opinions of the late Emmanuel Swedenborg.  His intellects remained perfect to the last, and his dying words were “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.”  His remains were borne to the grave by his brother journeymen; and his employers, and the other master-tradesmen of the town, attended his funeral, which was further honored by the presence of the mayor, and several other respectable inhabitants.


On the 2nd instant, at his residence, Fox Hill, Lyncombe, near Bath, much regretted by his family and friends, Mostyn Jones, Esq., son of the late Rev. T. Jones, of Redland, D.D., Vicar of Kingseignton, Devon, and Domestic Chaplain to his late Royal Highness the Duke of Kent.


At Bideford, on Saturday, of brain fever, Miss Mary Chochett, the only surviving child of Admiral Chochett.  The afflicted Admiral and his Lady lost their amiable and eldest daughter, Charlotte, about two months since.


On the 3rd instant, at Landcombe, near Dartmouth, (at her son’s residence) Mrs. Oldreive, relict of the late Lewis Oldreive, Esq., of Street, in the 90th year of her age.


On the 3rd instant, at Southmolton, aged 78, Mr. T. Brown, sen., many years a draper of that place.  His death was occasioned by a bullock throwing him down a short time since, and breaking his leg. 



September 21, 1838



At Truro, on Friday the 14th instant, after a severe illness of nearly two years, which he bore with great patience, Mr. James John, of the St. Clement Inn, aged 59 years.


At Truro, on the 14th instant, the wife of Mr. Bennett, tailor, aged 50 years.


Last week, at Fowey, Mr. John  Collins, a superannuated offer of customs, aged 84 years; also, Mr. Geo. Lucas, aged 37 years.


On Sunday, the 9th instant, at Probus, Susanna, daughter of Mr. William Jory, carpenter, aged 11 years.


On the 5th instant, at Ashburton, Miss Winifred  Eales, aged 80, sister of R. Eales, Esq., clerk of the peace of Devon, regretted by a numerous circle of friends.


On the 7th instant, aged 64 years, after a lingering illness, deeply regretted by his family and friends, Mr. Brookes, formerly coacanian[?] to J. H. Tremayne, Esq., Heligan, in this county, and late to J. Bacon, Esq., Mount Radford, Devon.


September 28, 1838



At Truro, on Sunday last, James Morris, son of Mr. George Bier, druggist, aged 3 years.


At Redruth on Friday last, the infant daughter of Capt. Thomas Teague, jun.


At Falmouth, on Saturday last, Kate, only daughter of Mr. Gray, Fountain Inn, of Scarlet Fever.


Last week, at Porth, near Par, after a protracted illness, Mr. Richard Rogers, aged 29 years.


At Helston, on Sunday last, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Hocking, wife of Mr. Peter Hocking, van proprietor, aged 38 years.


At Bodmin, on Wednesday last, Mrs. Wymond, aged 59 years. 


On the 10th instant, at Torpoint, Ann, the beloved wife of W.F. Maturin, Esq., R.N. [possibly Matarin… typeset is not clear]


On the 2nd of August last, at Manchester, in Jamaica, of inflammatory fever, William, eldest son of Mr. Richard Nicholls, late of Tregony, in the 25th year of his age; he was much beloved in the circle of his acquaintance and […ed] deeply regretted.  His remains were borne to the grave by several gentlemen who embraced this opportunity of shewing their respect to the memory of the deceased.