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7 FEBRUARY 1840, Friday

At Maiden Green, near Truro, on Wednesday last, Capt. Christopher ROBINS, aged 76 years, upwards of 40 of which he was an agent to Messrs. Vivian and Sons, copper-smelters &c.

On Sunday last, at the Vicarage-house, Davidstow, Mrs. GILLARD, mother of the Rev. John Gillard, curate of that parish, aged 83 years.

On Wednesday last, at Anker, in the parish of St. Agnes, Mr. Alexander STEPHENS, yeoman, aged 70 years.

At Hayle, on Friday last, Mrs. SAMPSON, wife of Mr. Matthew SAMPSON, cabinet-maker, aged 54 years.

At Callington, on the 30th ultimo, Isabella, eldest daughter of Mr. E. RUNDLE, schoolmaster, aged 20 years.

On Saturday last, at Penryn, Mr. LAVIN, at the advanced age of 80 years.

At Polperro, on the 29th ult., the son of Mr. Samuel SLADE, aged two years and a half.

On the 4th instant, at Polperro, Mr. Richard MUTTON, aged 31 years.

At Polperro, Mr. Mark GEORGE, aged 76 years.

At Sidney, in the 50th year of his age, Mr. J. ROSLAND, upwards of twenty years Farm Steward to the Right Hon. Pole Carew, Antony House, and lately occupier of Herson Farm.

14 FEBRUARY 1840, Friday

At Truro, on the 12th of February, of consumption, James Le Breton, second surviving son of James (?)Ferm, Esq., in his 23rd year.

At Falmouth, on Friday last, Mrs. Hooper, aged (?) years.She was only ill a few days; her end was peace, she was highly esteemed by a large number of friends; and her death will be long deplored by her children and friends.

At Falmouth, on Saturday last, Ellen, youngest daughter of James Mogg, merchant, aged five months.

On Monday last, the 3rd instant, in the parish of St. (?)Erth, Mr. John Ralph, aged 54 years, leaving a numerous family to lament his loss.

At Sticker, St. Mewan, on Tuesday last, Margery, wife of Mr. John Couch, in the 59th year of her age. She was a faithful wife, and an affectionate mother. Throughout a long and useful life she was universally respected, and her truly honest and honourable scruples, she will long be remembered by all those who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. She was a steady member of the Wesleyan Society for nearly 50 years, and we may truly say "her end was peace."

At St. Austell, on Saturday last, aged 29 years, Mr. Andrew Hannah, tea-dealer, after a long and painful illness.

At St. Mawes, on Sunday se'nnight, aged 83 years, Mrs. Lean of the Fountain Inn. She was a woman of an amiable disposition , and was highly respected.

On Monday, 3rd inst. at Quarry Garden, in the parish of Quiethiock, Mary Snell, relict of George Snell,yeoman, and mother of Mr. W. Wood, auctioneer, Devonport, at the advanced age of 89 years.

At the village of Ramagate, in the parish of Camborne, on Friday last, the wife of Mr. Harris, joiner and builder, aged 61 years.

On Monday, after a severe illness, Ann, the wife of Mr. Keast, Governor of the St. German's Union House, (?)Torpoint, in the 44th year of her age.

On Monday last, at St. Agnes, aged 80 years, Mr. R. Daniell, who had served 10 years as sexton and 30 years as clerk of that parish, and was much respected by all the parishioners.

At Penryn, on Thursday, the 6th instant, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. Mallett, Mrs. Rowe, of St. Gluvias, aged 84 years.

At Penryn, on Saturday, the 8th instant, Mrs. Banks, wife of Mr. Edward Banks, master of the schooner "Atalanta," aged 55 years.

At Five Lanes, near Launceston, Mr. Broad, innkeeper, having only survived his wife about three weeks.

At Newport, near Launceston, on Thursday last, Samuel, infant son of Mr. Thomas Pearse, aged three months.

At Padstow, last week, Mr, Henry Ham, aged (?23) years; also Mrs. Sally Massey, aged 85 years.

At St. Austell, on Monday last, of consumption, Jane, the youngest daughter of Mr. Cornish, wheelwright, aged 16 years.

At Bodmin, on Thursday last, Mr. William Burrow, cooper, aged 36 years.

On Thursday, the 9th instant, at Crowlas, Mr. William Blight, aged 64 years.

On Saturday, the 1st instant, in the parish of Ludgvan, Mr. Sampson Thomas, at the advanced age of 87 years.

At Charlestown, on Friday night, the 7th instant, Mr. Baker Banks, aged 72 years, a man very generally known and highly respected, both for his commercial worth, and his consistent piety, the former part of his life was spent at sea; but for many years past he has had the charge of the port of Charlestown, and had the happiness of being equally esteemed for his integrity and urbanity, both by the proprietors of the port, and by the masters of vessels and others who had to transact business with him. As far as his influence and means extended, the poor partook largely of his kindness and benevolence. He was long a member of the Wesleyan Methodist society, and filled various offices in that church, much to the satisfaction and profit of those who were immediately concerned. His piety was of the highest order, and he died as he lived, full of the dignity, peace, and love arising from a lively and unshaken confidence in the atoning merits of the Lord Jesus Christ. As a christian and a friend, he was greatly beloved. His name will be long deservedly dear to many, and his death has left a vacancy both in the church and in the neighbourhood which it will not be easy to fill up.

On the 10th instant, at Stithians, after a short illness, aged 63 years, Mr. Thomas Dunstone, deeply lamented by his relations, and greatly respected and regretted by his friends.

At Helston, on the 8th instant, Dinah, wife of Peter Martin, sexton of Helston, in her 96th year. Her husband, who survives her, is in his 98th year, and is now able to walk about, and read the smallest print without spectacles. This patriarchal couple had been married 64 years.

At Bermuda, on the 25th of December last, of consumption, John Borlase, Esq., mate of H. M. S. "Serpent," eldest surviving son of Henry Borlase, Esq., of Helston, aged 32 years. He was a British officer in every sense of the word; free, open-hearted and generous; beloved by his messmates, officers, and men of the various vessels in which he served his country during 14 years of active service.

On the 31st ult., at Bristol, after a short illness, Agnes, widow of the late Wm. Symons, Esq., of Ha(?), near Saltash, in this county, aged 51 years. She was a lady beloved by her family, and sincerely lamented by a large circle of friends and acquaintance.

21 FEBRUARY 1840, Friday

On the 26th instant, at Paul's Terrace, Truro, Mrs. Barker, aged 59 years.

On the 24th instant, at Deveron, Mr. John Tucker, aged 29 years.

On the 17th instant, Mrs. Arthur, aged 60 years, widow of the late Rev. J. Arthur, Vicar of Colan.

At Bodmin, on the 20th instant, Mr. Stripp, cooper, aged 78 years.

On Sunday last, at Bodmin, Miss Grace Philp, aged 23 years, daughter of the late Mr. Francis Philp, of St. Mabyn.

At West Looe, on the 15th instant, Mrs. Prynn, of East Looe, aged 65 years.

At St. Austell, on Monday last, Mr. Thomas Higman, aged 85, many years a member of the Society of Friends.

At Padstow, on Saturday last, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Mary Williams, aged 77 years.

On Wednesday last, at Liskeard, aged four months, Thomas, the infant son of Mr. Moon, tailor and draper.

At Fowey, last week, after a lingering illness, Mr. Charles Bishop, aged 64 years. Also, Mr. Wm. Watty, of the same place, aged 24 years.

At Morval, on the 25th instant, Mr. William Olver, school-master, aged 31 years.

On the 9th instant, at Tregotha, Gwinear, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. Hodge, aged 34 years. The many excellences which adorned her character while alive, secured for her the esteem and respect of all who knew her; and her decease is deeply lamented by the circle in which she moved. Her last hours were those of calm tranquillity, yet she triumphed in the bright assurance of an "inheritance which is incorruptible, and that fadeth not away."

On the 21st instant, at Falmouth, after a short but painful illness, which was borne with christian resignation, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Mr. John Downing, aged 52. The life of this estimable lady was distinguished by a consistent, sincere, and unaffected piety; and by an exemplary maintenance of the various relations of wife, mother, and friend. Her loss will be long and severely felt by her sorrowing family, and by a numerous circle of friends, to whom she had, by her many virtues, been long and most deservedly endeared.

At Marazion, on the 25th instant, Mr. Wm. Eswick, aged 81 years. Also Mrs. Harriet Laity, aged 72 years.

At Helston, on the 25th instant, Mr. Thomas Molony, aged 40 years.

In London, on the 19th instant, after a short illness, Mr. Edward Oke, formerly of Falmouth, and late of Truro, tailor, aged 50 years.

On Tuesday, the 18th instant, at his residence, Paradise-row, Devonport, Commander Joseph Priest, R. N., for many years Lieutenant Warden of her Majesty's Dock Yard at that port.

On Sunday, at Earth Barton, in this county, after a long and painful illness, Mr. Thomas Batten, bookseller, Fore-street, Devonport, aged 29 years.

On Tuesday, the 18th instant, at Leamington, the Earl of Mansfield. His Lordship, who was in his 63rd year, was Earl of Mansfield in the peerage of England. Viscount Stormont and Baron of Scone and Balvaird in the peerage of Scotland, a Knight of the Thistle, Lord-Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire, Hereditary Keeper of the Royal Palace of Scone, and a Fellow of the Royal and Antiquarian Societies.

On the 30th of December last, on board his flag ship, the "Wellesley," 72, at sea, in the vicinity of Bombay, Rear Admiral Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland, K. C. B., Commander-in-chief in the East Indies. Sir Frederick, who expired in the 63rd year of his age, was descended from the noble house of Lauderdale. He has at all times borne with honour and credit his character as an officer and a gentleman, and to that we will add a thorough seaman, warmly and sincerely attached to his profession. he entered at an early age, and became Lieutenant of the "Andromeda" in 1795.

On Monday last, at Exeter, much and deservedly respected, Mr. Wm. Stephens, of the Half Moon Inn, in that city, and an extensive coach proprietor, aged 56 years. The deceased was seized with a sudden illness while riding on the Heavitree road on Monday afternoon, and beckoned to a person who was passing, and who immediately ran to him and assisted him off his horse. He was conveyed to the house of his son-in-law, Mr. Spark, near which he was first attacked, and prompt medical assistance was rendered him, but without avail,and he expired about ten o'clock in the evening.

28 FEBRUARY 1840, Friday

Same list as 21 Feb 1840.


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