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