cornwall england newspaper

THE NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE VOL. X, From July to December, 1818

transcribed and compiled by Sue Dent, OPC for Lansallos


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Five hundred pounds of public money has been granted for the relief of the Scilly Islands. The Cornwall Gazette makes an additional statement: "A thousand pounds at least is necessary to satisfy their present necessities, and from two to three thousand pounds to establish mackarel and pilchard fisheries, as a means of permanent support." A subscription is recommended for the purpose.

Immense shoals of pilchards have been lately seen off the north coast. Five thousand were lately brought into Looe by the driving boats, and the season is expected to be uncommonly favourable for the fisheries.

Birth.] The lady of W. RASHLEIGH, Esq. of a daughter.

Married.] At Cardynham, Henry PETRE, Esq. of the Inniskillen Dragoons, to Elizabeth Anne, eldest daughter of E.J GLYNN, Esq. of Glynn.


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Births.] At Colton House, the lady of G.B. Lawrence, Esq. of a daughter. At St. Ives, Mrs HAYN, of two sons.

Married] At St. Martins, J.T NICHOLAS, Esq. a companion of the Bath, &c. and Captain in the navy, to the eldest daughter of N. WERE, of Landcox, Esq. At Padstow, Mr GILL, of Egloshayle, to Miss CHAPMAN. Mr. W. SPEAR to Miss RABY.

Died.] At Truro, Mrs JOHN, in her 95th year: her memory remained unimpaired till a late period. At Skisdon Lodge, 91, Mary BOX. At Penzance, Mrs PENGELLY, 85. At Tresawle, in Probus, Mr T. WHITFORD, aged 38. At St. Ives, the wife of Mr. A. BERRIMAN.


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The design of demolishing Pendennis Castle is now abandoned.

Harvey who swindled various Banks in this country, has been taken in Switzerland.

A deputation of the Magistrates of the western part of Cornwall,consisting of Sir Rose PRICE, bart., Rev. William VEALE, and Rev. Uriah TOMKINS have recently investigated the state of the inhabitants of the Scilly Islands, and their report has been just published. This document fully confirms the accounts previously received of the distresses of the islanders, and concurs in the necessity of establishing fisheries for their permanent relief and employment. The sum required for this purpose is calculated at 7670l. and an urgent appeal is made to public benevolence to supply the funds for placing 1200 fellow-creatures beyond the reach of future want, by affording them the means of occupation and subsistence. A subscription has been opened in Cornwall for the purpose.

Birth.] At Penzance the wife of the Rev.G.Smith, of a son.

Married,] At Kenwyn, Mr J SKEWS of Chacewater, to Miss N.SKEWS, of Twelveheads. Miss M. MOON, to Mr J TRENOUTH, both of Liskeard. Rev James CARNE of Penzance, to Charlotte, third daughter of the late E. JONES, Esq. of Brackley.

Died.] At Trevissome, in Mylor, Miss ELLIOTT, fifth daughter of Mr. J.E. of that place, 25. At Looe, of the typhus fever, Mr. Wm. LAMB. Mrs. Richards, wife of Capt. J.R. of Padstow. At Falmouth, Mr DENTON, formerly serjeant-major in the Pendennis Local Militia artillery, 69.

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At Penryn, Capt. GRAVES. At Fowey, aged 90, Mrs Mary LANYON. Mr John KROGER, merchant-broker, of Plymouth.


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We find, from a statement in that respectable paper, the Cornwall Gazette, that the Pilchard fishery on the Cornish coast has nearly failed; the fish having been driven away by the equinoctial gales. It has, however, since stated, that they are returning.

The same paper states, that an advance of 9l. per ton has taken place in the standard of copper ore at Pool, being an increase, during five weeks, of 21l. per ton.

G. JOHN Esq. is chosen mayor of Penzance; C LETHBRIDGE, Esq. of Launceston; --- TURNER, Esq. of Marazion; T. HEXT, Esq. of Restormel Castle, of Lostwithiel; and John DENT, Esq. of Camelford, for the ensuing year.

The Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, the District Bible Societies, and the favourers of National Schools are all upon the alert in Cornwall, and indeed in every other part of the kingdom, to extend their laudable objects. Our readers must be aware that our limits will not allow us to give any of the voluminous proceedings at such meetings.

Births.] At Trekew, the lady of Mr P. PHILN, Esq. of a daughter. At Rosedale, the lady of P.S TOM, Esq. of a daughter.

Married.] At St. Budock, P.R. HARRIS, jun. Esq. a Captain in the Royal Cornwall Militia, and second son of P.B.H. of Rosemerryn, Esq. to Miss G.P. THOMAS, of Berdreppa. At St. Feock, Captain WOOLDRIDGE, of the Navy, to the eldest daughter of R.A. DUMELL, Esq. of Trelissick. At St. Columb, the Rev. C. PAYNTER, to the only daughter of Dr. PETER, of that place. At Cornelly, J. SINDERCOMB, Esq. late of the Royal navy, to the eldest daughter of Mrs. WOOLCOCK, of Rose Hill.

Died.] At Falmouth, suddenly, William THOMPSON, Esq. 56. - After a protracted illness, Mr J. SYMONS, ship-builder. At Liskeard, Mr. J. BOWDER, of the Society of Friends, 90. At Truro, Mrs. Mary DAWE, 39. At Helston, Captain W. POLLARD, many years Deacon of the Baptist Church in that town, 83. At East Looe, Mr. R. MAYNARD, shipbuilder, 73. At West Looe, Mrs. J. MAYNARD, 77. At Newlyn, Mr. A JAMES, 70.


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The Cornwall Gazette States, that the inhabitants of Penzance are raising an additional subscription for the relief of the Scilly Islanders. A considerable sum is also expected from London.

A meeting has been held in Launceston, Earl Stanhope in the chair, to raise subscriptions, for completing that important undertaking, the Bude Canal.

The Scilly Isles. - A report of the dangers resulting to the shipping, and consequently

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to human lives on the Cornwall coast, has been drawn up by the Surveyor- General of the Duchy of Cornwall, to which is appended a list of 34 vessels that have been lost, with most of their crews: and as a remedy in future, it is proposed to build a lighthouse upon the westernmost rock (called the Bishop) similar to that on the Eddystone. The subject is under the consideration of the government and the plan recommended is expected to be put in hand very speedily, as an offer to build it has been made by Mr. Rennie, the engineer.

In the town of Stratton, Cornwall, the clergyman, the churchwarden, the clerk, and the sexton, have now each nine living children, and no more.

Births.] At St Breocke Rectory the lady of the Rev. W. MOLESWORTH, of a son. At Callington, the wife of the Rev. Mr. TUCKER, of a son.

Married.] At Madron, Capt. F. CORNISH, to Miss ROBERTS, both of Penzance. -- Mr. J. LUKE, Jun. to Miss MORRIS. -- Mr. HAM to Miss TONKIN, of Penzance. At Morval, Mr John MORSHEAD, jun. to Miss Ann Richards, of Liskeard.

Died.] At Falmouth, Mrs. TROUNCE, 68. At Marazion, Mr. LEEDHAM, in consequence of the dreadful injury which he sustained by falling over a cliff near the road from Mousehole to Penzance. At Penzance, Mr. Philip NOAL, 82. - Gabriel CASLEY, 84.

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