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At Hayle, on the 26th instant, Mrs. John Jenkin, age 68 years.

On Sunday, the 29th ult., at E[?], in St. E[?] Mary, the wife of Mr. W. Langdon, aged 67? years after suffering with patience, piety, and re[?] more than 20 years, the painful and distressing effect of cancer in the breast. The deceased was highly respected and her last days were cheered by a lively hope of [?] blessedness that awaited her in a better world.

At St. Austell, on Monday last, Edward, son of Mr. Wm. Crapp, carpenter, aged 4 years.

At Helston, on the 30th ult., the infant daughter of Mr. Wm. Sleeman, spirit-merchant.

On Wednesday, last, at St. Erth, Mr. Henry Stevens, yeoman, aged 30? years [50?].

At St. Just in Roseland, on Friday last, Mr. [?] Blachford, aged 75 years.

At Stythians, on the 25th ult., Mrs. Honor Bishop, age 96 years.

At Penzance, on Sunday last, the infant son of Mr. John Bryer, of the coast-guard service.

On Monday last, at Penzance, Mr. John Beard, age 42 years.

On Friday last, at Pentireglaze, in the parish of St. Minver, Constance, the beloved wife of Mr. J[?] Rowe, and daughter of the late Mr. T. Glascoe?, of Madron, near Penzance.

At Camelford, on Monday last, aged 63 years, Mr. William Rowe, saddler and ironmonger.

At Brixham, on the 23rd ult., after a protracted illness, Mr. W. Calley, surgeon, aged 43 years.

On the 21st alt., at his residence, No. 66, Vine-[?], Liverpool, Mr. John Swan, merchant, of that town, [?] late of Point, in this county, deservedly regretted by all who knew him.

On the 20th ult., Jane Urquhart, daughter of the late Captain John Urquhart, of the 7[?]th B[?], [?] wife of Joseph Collier Cookworthy, M.D., Mayor of Plymouth.

On the 14th ult., at the Island of Jersey, in his [?] year, Mr. Alfred Godolphin, youngest son of Mr. Godolphin, of Falmouth.

At Ilfracombe, Capt. Ephraim Lovering, of the schooner "Fairy Queen," of Plymouth. The vessel was bound to the Azores, and was driven into Ilfracombe, in consequence of bad weather, when the Captain was taken ill and died. It is rather remarkable that Ilfracombe was the place of his birth.

11 DECEMBER 1840, Friday

In Lemon-street, Truro, on Wednesday morning, the 9th instant, of consumption, Mary, third daughter of Mr. Thomas Dryden, aged 25 years. Her end was peace.

At St. Mawes, on the 20th ult., aged 62 years, Catharine, the wife of Mr. Thomas Jordan, roper. Also, at St. Mawes, on the 1st instant, Mr. William Arthur, officer in H.M. Customs, aged 69 years.

At St. Austell, on Tuesday last, aged 13 months, Peter, youngest son of Mr. William Crapp, carpenter. We recorded the death of a brother of this child in our last paper.

On Saturday last, at Clift Cottage, near Fowey, Mr. J. C. Searle, aged 31 years.

At Lostwithiel, on the 30th ult., Jane, infant daughter of Mr. W. Probert, aged 5 months.

On Friday last, near Holmbush, St. Austell, Mr. J. Daniell, aged 78 years.

Lately, at Penzance, Mrs. James Williams, aged 66 years.

At St. Just, Mrs. Susan Welch, aged 60 years.

On Tuesday last, after a short illness, at her residence, Penheale, near Launceston, Mrs. Simcoe, wife of the Rev. H.A. Simcoe. She was a lady of no ordinary character; - and, in addition to a sound judgment, she not only possessed all that a fond husband could desire, or an affectionate family need, but all those virtues which command universal esteem, and adorn the Christian. The poor have lost in Mrs. Simcoe a great benefactor and every one who has visited Penheale, whether as a guest or on business, will deeply lament her decease.

At Lanyon, in Madron, on the 1st instant, after a protracted illness, Henry, third son of Mr. Richard Hichens, aged 43 years. He possessed a strong and vigorous mind, an amiable disposition, and genuine piety. The Wesleyan society, of which he was an esteemed member, deeply sympathise with his surviving relations, and mourn their loss.

At Iilfracombe, on Wednesday, 2nd of December, aged 18 years, of a decline, Charlotte, second and beloed daughter of Samuel Enalaz? Clark, Esq., of that place. Naturally retiring and serious in disposition, she early sought, by communion with her God, to be made meet for that change, which she contemplated with resignation, and entered on with perfect tranquility.

On the 3rd instant, at the Theatre House, Devonport, at the advanced aged of 74, Mr. Dawson, father of the present manager of that theatre, and of the wife of D. W. Osbaldiston, Esq., formerly lessee of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, and now of the City of London Theatre. Mr. Dawson was one of the remaining school of fine old English actors; his Job Thornberry, Sir Anthony Absolute, &c., will long be remembered as sterling specimens of the art. By the leading veterans in the profession, in London and the provinces, he was well known, and regarded for strong integrity and kindness of heart.

On the 27th ult., suddenly, at his residence, Brizham, after partaking of his breakfast in his usual good health, Mr. Richard Crewse, the last survivor of three brothers, whose respective ages, at the period of their decease, amount when added together to 281 years. Mr. John attained the age of 87, Mr. Frank 99, and Mr. Richard 95 years. They were remarkable for the temperance of their habits and the regularity of their lives. They were all three bachelors, and the only separation they have known from infancy, has been the few intervening years between their deaths.

18 DECEMBER 1840, Friday

In London, on Thursday, the 10th instant, the lady of Richard Vyvyan, Esq., of Trenan, in this county, deeply regreated by all her friends and acquaintance.

At Falmouth, on Friday last, William Joseph, infant son of Mr. Clarke, draper, &c.

At Tolvern, in the parish of Philleigh, on Tuesday last, after a short illness, Mrs. Hoblyn, relict of the late Mr. Edward Hoblyn.

At St. Austell, on Monday, Caroline, youngest daughter of Mr. Richard Williams, butcher, aged four months.

At Bowgeyh[ee?]re, in the parish of Ludgvan, on Sunday last, Mrs. Parkin, aged 69 years.

On Monday last, at Marazion, Mrs. Ann Hollow.

On the 9th instant, at St. Clair, near Penzance, Richard, second son of R. Cornish, Esq., aged seven years.

At Penzance, on Wednesday se'nnight, Mr. Elvins, aged 62 years.

On Saturday last, at St. Just in Penwith, after a protracted illness, which he bore with Christian resignation, Mr. Mark Tonkin, aged 51 years.

On Monday last, at St. Stephens by Launceston, at an advanced age, Rev. C. Lethbridge, vicar of Stokeclimsland, and rector of St. Thomas, near Launceston, - much respected by all who knew him.

On the 11th instant, at Launceston, Susan, wife of J.D. Badcock, Esq., of Menwennick.

At Tregrehan, in this county, aged 62 years, Mary, wife of Capt. Collins, R.N., of Trewardale, and eldest daughter of the late Thomas Carlyon, Esq. Her charity was without ostentation, and numberless are the poor who will have to lament her loss.

At St. Breock, on the 15th instant, after a short illness, James Irons, for twenty-two years coachman to the Rev. William Molesworth.

At Percutum, in the parish of St. Erth, on Friday last, Mr. Thomas Williams, aged 43 years.

At Lowerquarter, in the parish of Ludgvan, on the 9th inst., Mr. John Troon, aged 60 years.

On the 8th instant, of consumption, aged 19, James Congreve Morris, of Trinity College, Cambridge, fourth son of the late Rev. Wm. Morris, master of Wye College and perputual curate of Wye, in the county of Kent.

On the 24th ult., on his passage from Jamaica, Lieut. Thomas Valentine Cook, R.N., 48, commanding the barque "Pegasus." His death was occasioned by a violent cold, caught during the recent gales, after entering the channel. The ship put into Guernsey the day after his death, and the body was conveyed to Gardeners' Hotel, and from thence to the tomb; six Captains of the Royal Navy attending as pall bearers. He has left a widow and a young family to deplore their irreparable loss.

In his 41st year, at T[?]ton, in Devon, Lord Brace, eldest son of the Earl of Elgin.

25 DECEMBER 1840, Friday

On Saturday last, in Lemon-street, Truro, Sarah, the youngest child of J.S. Stansmore, Esq., Collector H.M. Customs, aged three years.

On Saturday last, at Truro, Mr. Thomas Jolliffe, [water?]-maker, aged 28 years.

At Truro, on Sunday last, Mr. Simon Wills, aged [?] years. Also, on the same day, Mr. John Shear, aged 32 years.

At the Ship Inn, Truro, on Wednesday last, Elizabeth Hannah, daughter of Mr. John Jane, of Redruth, aged six years.

At Penryn, on Wednesday, the 23rd instant, the lady of T.L. Barber, Edq., aged 66 years.

At Helston, on Monday last, the infant daughter of M[?] Menadue, currier.

On the 16th instant, at St. Ives, Miss Mary Quick, aged 24 years. - Also, on the 20th instant, Mr. G. Lod[?], aged 50 years.

At the house of her son, the Rev. J. Hart, Trego[?], Mary, the relict of the late Mr. Hart, of Bridport, Dor[set?], in the 78th year of her age. She finished her Christian course of upwards of half a century with joy.

At Greewicks, St. Mabyn, on Monday last, Mr. Edward Stone, aged 24 years, eldest and only surviving son of Mrs. Stone, and nephew of D.P. Hoblyn, Esq., of Colquite. Mr. Stone was a young man much esteeded and respected by all who knew him; and the distess of his bereaved mother can be more easily conceived than described, his only brother, two years younger, having died about 15 months since.

In his 17th year, Charles, son of the Rev. T.S. Smyth, and nephew of Sir Charles Metcalfe, Bart.

On Tuesday last, at his residence, Milton Abbey, after a short illness, most deservedly lamented, Mr. John Brandon, aged 77.

On Thursday, the 17th instant, after an illness of two hours, at her father's house, in Princess-square, Plymouth, Harriet, wife of Major Edward Jones, formerly of the Royal Marines, and youngest daughter of R.L. Gwatki[?] Esq.


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