cornwall england newspaper



4 OCTOBER 1839, Friday

DEATH OF THE EARL OF MOUNT EDGCOMBE - The noble Earl, who died on Thursday evening, the 26th utl., was Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, Viscount Mount Edgcumbe, and Valietort, and Baron Edgcumbe of Mount Edgcumbe, in the county of Devon; a Privy Councilor, Lord Lieutenant, Vice-Admiral of the Coast, and Court Rotuloriam of the county of Cornwall; High Steward .. Plympton, K.C.L., F.R.S., and F.A.S. His Lordship was born on the 13th of September, 1764, succeeded to the titles on the 4th of February, 1795, having been married on the 21st of September, 1789, to Lady Sophia H[.], third daughter of John, second Earl of Buckinghamshire, who died on the 17th of August, 1806. By this marriage the late Earl leaves one daughter, now Countess of Brownlow, and two sons, Lord Valletort, who succeeded him, and the Hon. George Edgcumbe, Secretary of the Legation in Switzerland. Ernest Augustus Viscount Valletort, now Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, Colonel of the D[..] of Cornwall's Rangers, and Aide-de-Camp to the Queen, was born on the 23rd of March, 1797, and was married on the 6th of December, 1831, to Caroline, eldest daughter of the late Rear-Admiral Charles Fielding. His Lordship has one surviving son, born 5th November, 1832.

On the 7th of June, at Masoorie, Hymalyah mountains, Edward Minto, third son of Major E. Gwatkin, Superintendent Haupper Stud, Bengal.

On Friday last, after a short illness, Olympia, second daughter of Mr. Dale, Truro, aged 22 years.

On Wednesday se'nnight, at his residence, at the Mechanics' Institute, Plymouth, Mr. Drew, librarian, &c. He was much and deservedly respected.

On Tuesday se'nnight, at the residence of Mrs. Williams, Penwerris-terrace, Falmouth, Ann Charlotte, only daughter of Dr. Williams, of Rio de Janerio, aged 13 years and 6 months, greatly esteemed and lamented by a large circle of friends.

11 OCTOBER 1839, Friday

On Friday, the 4th inst., at Newham-house, aged 18 years, Catherine, second daughter of the late Mr. Dickson, of the Innskilling Dragoons.

On the 2nd instant, in Carclew-street, Mrs. Charity Beale, aged 60 years.

At Truro, on Sunday last, Mr. John Atkins, aged 69 years, 40 of which he was a sergeant in the Royal Cornwall Miners Militia, and was much respected by his officers and the men.

At St. Austell, on Monday last, after a lingering illness, Miss Elizabeth Dodge, aged 24 years.

At Roche, on the 3rd instant, in the 42nd year of age, after a short but painful illness, sustained with Christian fortitude, Mr. Joseph Lawry, eldest son of Mr. Samuel Lawry of that place. Finding himself to be on the "rock Christ Jesus," he fell asleep in full assurance of a glorious resurrection to eternal life. He was for nearly twenty years an acceptable local preacher and class-leader in the Wesleyan connexion, and was beloved and respected by all who knew him, which was shown by the number who attended his funeral, upwards of 1,000 having been present. He has left a widow and six young children to deplore their loss.

At Pengreep, on the 6th instant, at the advanced age of 95 years, Mrs. Bilkey, relict of the late Mr. John Bilkey, of Kenwyn. She was a worthy and consistent member of the Wesleyan Society for 80 years, and died in the full assurance of a blissful immortality.

Of scarlet fever, at Blackburn, on the 27th of September, Sebright Frere Galloway, in his 6th year, son of Major Galloway, of the 10th Regiment of Infantry.

On the 3rd instant, at St. Agnes, of scarlet fever, Mr. H. Davies, aged 21 years. He died within three days after he was seized, and was lamented by all who knew him.

At Redruth, on Saturday last, Mr. John Brown, aged 34 [31?] years, lately returned from Mexico.

On Monday, the 7th instant, at Fowey, after a long and severe illness, Miss Maria Collins, aged 23 years.

Last week, at Fowey, Mr. Jas. Borden, aged 51 years.

At Newacott, near Stratton, on Saturday last, Richard Kingdon, Esq., aged 65 years, deeply lamented by his family and friends.

At Bideford, Mrs. Hewett, widow of Graham Hewett, Esq.

At the Vicarage House, St. Stephens by Saltash, on Sunday, the 29th September, after a long and painful illness, the Rev. Thomas Bennett Edwards, aged 31 years, only child of Thomas Edwards, Esq., Stoketon, of the same parish. In life he was distinguished by a generous and liberal mind, truly blended with much amiability of character; but at a period when his prospects appeared most flattering, they were suddenly blighted by the inroads of affliction which soon terminated his existence. His memory will long be cherished by and endeared to his parishioners, to a numerous circle of friends and relations, and to all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.

18 OCTOBER 1839, Friday

On Sunday last6, at her residence, Pydar-street, Ann, relict of the late Samuel Mitford, Esq., aged 63 years.

On Sunday last, at Gwennap Church-town, Emma, youngest daughter of Mr. John S. Tonkin, aged 13 months.

At Newquay, on the 12th instant, the wife of Mr. R. Ellery, aged 59 years.

At Fowey, on the 15th instant, Mr. Josiah Longmaid, aged 30 years.

At Bodmin, on Thursday last, Mr. John Hicks, surveyor of Taxes, aged 26 years, youngest son of the late Mr. Wm. Hicks, schoolmaster. He was beloved and respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.

Last week, at St. Mabyn, Mr. Stone, officer of excise, aged 22 years.

At St. Austell, on Tuesday, in her 42nd year, Hannah, wife of Mr. John Bennetts, ironmonger, deeply regretted by her friends and acquaintances.

At Bodmin, on Wednesday last, Mrs. Newton.

Last week, at Middle Boscarne, Bodmin, Mrs. Hooper.

Last week, at Hay, St. Ive, aged 79 years, Mr. Daw, a respectable farmer of that parish.

On the 9th instant, at 3, Durnford-square, Stonehouse, aged 42 years, Anna Eliza, the beloved wife of the Rev. W. Hawks, Incumbent of Saltash.

On the 7th instant, at Paris-street, Exeter, Mr. Rogers, philosophical lecturer.

On the 2nd instant, in Barnstaple, suddenly, John, second son of the late Rev. John Edgcumbe, rector of Thornbury, Devon, aged 22 years.

Lately, in the state of Ohio, America, aged 68 years, Mr. Sanders Hornbrook, late wollen-manufacturer, of Tavistock, Devon.

26 OCTOBER 1839, Friday

At St. Day, on Thursday, the 17th inst. Capt. Matthew Williams, of West Wheal Jewel, aged 41 years.

At Seveock, near Chacewater, on Monday last, aged 43 years, Capt. Joseph Oates, late of the New Inn, Truro.

At Hayle, on Sunday last, Mrs. Meriton, wife of Mr. Meriton, rope-maker, aged 56 years.

Suddenly, at Tresco, one of the Scilly Islands, on the 19th inst., at the house of Augustus Smith, Esq., Capt. James Veitch, R.N., aged 72 years. The lamented deceased had gone to Tresco to dine with Mr. Smith and other gentlemen; but he had scarcely arrived at the house when he showed symptoms of being greatly distressed, and before relief could be administered he was no more. Attempts to produce resuscitation were tried, but were utterly abortive. Capt. Veitch had resided at Scilly, with occasional intervals, nearly 40 years, and is universally regretted by every person on the islands.

At St. Columb, yesterday, Mrs., Leverton, relict of the late Mr. W. Leverton, watchmaker.

At Whitewater, Mawgan in Pydar, Mr. Sandry.

At St. Ives, on the 20th instant, the wife of Mr. Edw. Sothey, aged 25 years; also, the infant daughter of Mr. Edward Zoman.

At Penzanve, on Monday last, Mrs. P. Richards, aged 86.

On Tuesday, the 15th of October, at his house, Portland-terrace, Southampton, in his 71st year, Rear-Admiral Sir Samuel Warren, K.C.B., K.C.H.
On the 6th instant, in the Dock-yard, Chatham, Mr. William Handy, of the Paymaster-General's office, aged [x6] years.

On the 20th instant, at Kenton House, the infant son of the Right Hon. Lord Lisle, aged 8 months.

On the 21st inst., in Exeter, after a long and painful illness, Mr. James John Renwick, of the firm of and Benwick, of London.

Lately, in the State of Ohio, America, aged 88 years, Mr. Sanders Hornbrook, late woollen manufacturer, of Tavistock. [repeat from last week, with more information - jm]

On the 18th instant, at the Circus, Greenwich, Captain George Silvester Maule, of the Royal Artillery, aged 46 years.

On the 10th instant, after a long and painful illness, aged 52 years, Mr. William Bignell, sergeant-major and quarter-master, for the last 24 years, in the East Devon Militia.

On the 14th instant, in the 90th year of his age, at this residence, Woodborough, John Purnell, Esq., one of the oldest magistrates for the county of Somerset.

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