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3 December 1841, Friday

Yesterday, at Falmouth, after a severe but short illness, much respected by all who knew him, Mr. SELLEY, of the Green Bank Hotel, aged 60 years.

At St. Agnes, on Friday last, Mrs. Matilda CAVELL, wife of Mr. T. Cavell, stone mason, aged 34 years.

At Lower St. Columb, on the 27th ultimo, Mrs. BALL, widow of the late Mr. John BALL, formerly of Rialton mill, in that parish.

At Goran Haven, on Friday last, Mrs. Elizabeth COX, aged 67 years; on the same day, Susannah Olive, daughter of Mr. Wm. OLIVER, sen., aged 19 years.

At Redruth, on Wednesday last, from the sudden bursting of a blood-vessel, Mr. Wm. HARRIS, formerly a grocer, of that town.

On Friday last, at Lower Quarter, in the parish of Ludgvan, Mrs. E. EDWARDS, aged 78 years.

On Saturday last, at Lower Quarter, in the parish of Ludgvan, Mrs. H. OATES, aged 48 years.

At Hayle, on Friday last, Mr. Zachariah WILLIAMS, aged 27 years.

At St. Ives, on the 28th ult., Mrs. Polly SAMPSON, aged 82 years.

Last week, at Marazion, after a protracted illness, Thomas, eldest son of the late Mr. Thomas CORNISH, of that town.

At Marazion, on the 26th ult., at the house of his grandfather, Wm. CORNISH, Esq., Robert, only son of Walter LINDSAY, Esq., of Mountjoy-square, Dublin, aged 3 years.

On the 27th ultimo, at the residence, Haven Cottage, near Exeter, aged 68 years, Mr. Wm. CLEEVE, steward to Sir L. V. PALK, and Sir J. S. GRAVES SAWLE, Bart.

On the 21st ult., at the residence of her son, Portland-square, Plymouth, aged 98, Mrs. Elinor HIGHAM, widow of the late J. Higham, Esq., and mother of J. W. S. Higham, Esq., late Warehouse-keeper in the Customs, Plymouth.

10 DECEMBER 1841, Friday

At Hurryhur, in the East Indies, on July the 15th, of cholera, Mary, beloved wife of Capt. Charles Heathcote WILSON, of the 32d regiment, M.N.I., and third daughter of the late John JAMES, Esq., of Truro.

At Higher Trenance, St. Austell, on Friday last, Mr. R. GLASSON, aged 27 years.

At Newquay, on the 1st instant, Jemima, infant daughter of Mr. James HICKS, blacksmith, aged 12 months.

On Sunday se'nnight, Mrs. Eliza HOCKIN, of Trewellard, St. Just in Penwith, leaving a husband and four small children to lament their loss.

On Saturday last, at St. Ives, Mr. BROAD, aged 62 years.

At St. Ives, Mrs. Susan BROAD, aged 63 years; also, Mr. J. CARDEW, excise-officer, aged 54 years.

On the 9th of August, at Alexandria, Captain David RATTRAY, of the brig "Zephyr," of Penzance, aged 38 years.

At Penzance, on Sunday last, Mrs. Robert Richards, aged 73 years.

On Saturday last, at Holywell, Flintshire, George GRENFELL, Esq., formerly of Penzance, aged 63 years.

17 DECEMBER 1841, Friday

On Saturday last, at Truro, Mr. William CRAZE, aged 77 years.

On Saturday last, at Mr. OSLER's, confectioner, in Pydar-street, Truro, Jane, daughter of Mrs. WILLIAMS, aged 3 years.

On Monday last, at Biscovey-cottage, St. Blazey, Mrs. POLKINGHORNE, widow of the late Mr. John Polkinghorne, aged 71 years.

At Ludgvan, on Thursday last, Mr. WILLIAMS, aged 50 years; also on Sunday last, Mr. James THOMAS, aged 48 years.

On Saturday last, at Trannack, in the parish of St. Erth, Mrs. Jane TINNER, aged 82 years.

Last week, at Trink, in the parish of Lelant, after a few days illness, Mrs. Elizabeth BENNATS, greatly lamented by a large circle of friends.

On Saturday last, at Penzance, Mr. Benjamin TREMBATH, formerly a respectable bookseller, &c., in that town, aged 73 years.

At Newlyn West, on Saturday last, Mrs. Richard MICHELL, aged 49 years.

At Grey Lake, near Camelford, Mrs. HICKS, of Bodmin.

On the 1st instant, at Exeter, Mr. James MERIFIELD, mason, of St. Wenn, in this county, aged 32.

At North Brixton, Surrey, Herbert, son of Mr. James HOOTON, formerly of Falmouth, aged 8 years.

At his residence, 42 Castle-street, Leicester-square, London, on Monday last, the 13th instant, aged 44 years, the Rev. William EYRE, B.A., (son of the late Mr. Joseph Eyre, of Truro, and brother of the late Rev. Joseph Eyre, of Exeter College, Oxford,) Perpetual Curate of St. Martins in the Fields, and Head Master of Archbishop Tenison's Endowed Grammar School, in that parish.

At Plymouth, after a severe illness, Commander W. STYLES, in his 80th year, eldest son of the late Wm. Styles, Esq., M.D., of Dover. He was one of the few surviving officers of Rodney, and served under him at the taking of the island of Santee Statue and the capture of the Spanish fleet. William IV. being present on that occasion, to whom he was personally known, bestowed on him, when Lord High Admiral, the out pension of Greenwich.

At Appledore, Mr. Wm. CLIBBETT, sen., ship-builder, of that port.

24 DECEMBER 1841, Friday

In March last, in Australia, Mr. Michael DUNSTAN, eldest son of Mr. James DUNSTAN, of Penwethers, in the parish of Kea.

On Saturday last, at Michell, Mr. William BASSETT, aged 44 years. At Bissow, on the 21st instant, the youngest son of Capt. Wm. VERRAN, of Bissow mine, aged 2 years and 3 months.

On Monday the 20th instant, at Helston, the Rev. Richard Gerveys GRYLLS, in his 84th year.

Lately, at Helston, Mr. Ralph BARTLE, grocer, aged 56 years. At Cusgarne, in the parish of Gwennap, on Sunday last, Capt, Nicholas NICHOLLS, late of Bolanos mine, Mexico, aged 45 years.

On Sunday last, at Camborne, the wife of Mr. Wm. BENNETT, aged 66 years.

On Wednesday morning, the 22nd instant, at the Vicarage of St. Gluvias, Maria, the wife of the Rev. J. SHEEPSHANKS, Vicar of that parish, and Archdeacon of Cornwall.

At Probus, on the 20th instant, Mr. Wm. HOTTEN, in the 73rd year of his age, having been a member of the Wesleyan Society 43 years.

At Pool, on Saturday last, after a long and severe illness, Mrs. PRYCE, the lady of G. A. Pryce, Esq., and eldest daughter of W. REYNOLDS, Esq., of Trevenson House, aged 44 years.

At Guernsey, on Sunday, the 5th instant, aged 48 years, Richard SKUES SCOTT Esq., late of Helston, for many years steward and deputy receiver of the tin coinages in Cornwall and Devon.

31 DECEMBER 1841, Friday

On Wednesday morning, at his seat at Tregothnan, the Right Honorable Edward, Earl Falmouth. His lordship's death was almost sudden, the first symptom of the attack of which he died having shewn itself but an hour and half before he was a corpse. Earl Falmouth was in his fifty-fifth year, having been born on the 10th of May, 1787. He was married on the 27th of August, 1810 to Anna Frances, daughter of Henry BANKS, Esq., of Dorset, by whom he had issue, a son, Lord Boscawen Rose, now Earl Falmouth. The awful suddenness of the Noble Earl's decease must make it felt by his bereaved family, as one of those stunning blows which render fruitless all attempts at consolation, and for which there is no remedy, but the healing influence of Time. The violence of grief which naturally follows such calamitous visitations of Providence is in this instance increased by the remembrance of the personal qualities by which his lordship won the warmest attachment of all his family connexions. By his widow and his son his memory will be ever cherished for his connubial and parental virtues. As a public man it is well known that his lordship was a Conservative, and identified himself with those of his party whom, from their extreme views, it is common to describe as 'high church-and-state men.' Differing, as we have done, most conscientiously, from the opinions which his lordship maintained on, we believe, every important subject that has agitated the public mind throughout the course of our labours, we owe it to his memory to express the conviction we feel that he, as conscientiously, differed from those of which we have been the humble advocates. He is now beyond the reach of praise or censure; and while, for the last time, expressing our regret that his views were not in unison with those which we believe best adapted to promote the real interests of the country, we feel pleasure in also recording our belief in the purity of his motives, and our acknowledgment of the consistency of his zeal. In questions relating to the welfare of the county his lordship at all times, and especially of late years, took a lively interest. We may particularly instance the re-establishment of the Stannary-court, and the alteration of the Packet-station, as cases in which his local patriotism was most honourably displayed. Into both these matters he entered con amore made himself thoroughly conversant with their details, and bent his energies most resolutely to the promotion of the county-interests. The character of his lordship's intellect, which, without any disparagement, may be described as having been clear and acute, rather than profound or comprehensive, enabled him readily to grasp the merits of such cases, and exhibit them with considerable ability. His address at the Bodmin meeting, on the Packet question, for its lucid arrangement of facts, the skilful use of admissions on the other side, and the tact in selection and compression by which all the main features of the case were shewn in brief compass, was a model which a professional pleader might have envied. At the last public meeting but one which his lordship attended he expressed the gratification he felt in mingling with his friends and neighbours on an occasion (that of presenting addresses on the birth of the Duke of Cornwall) when all contrarieties of opinion were merged in perfect unanimity of feeling. If on such an occasion all party variances should be dismissed from the mind, how solemn and imperative is the duty to forego such references when their subject is lying silent in death! We can scarcely realize the fact, as we trace the lines, that Edward, Earl Falmouth, who but yesterday occupied so conspicuous a station in the public eye, is now no more. In his grave be buried every remembrance but of his virtues! We would retain no recollection but of the historical dignity of his name, the accomplishments of his mind, and the warmth and purity of his domestic attachments; and unfeignedly do we breathe our wishes that the ancestral splendour of his line may revive in the inheritor of his title and domains.

On the 21st instant, at his residence, Nelson Terrace, Swansea, in the 52nd year of his age, after a lingering illness, borne with calmness and resignation, Michael WILLIAMS, Esq., formerly of Gwennap in this county, manager of the extensive Copper Works belonging to Messrs. WILLIAMS, FOSTER, and CO., in the neighbourhood of Swansea, whose irreparable loss will be long and deeply felt by his bereaved family. He was justly respected by a large circle of friends, who knew and esteemed him as a man of unswerving integrity and a judicious adviser, and distinguished through life by an active and conscientious performance of all its relative duties.

On the 22nd instant, at the house of Mr. SHEPPARD, St. David's Hill, Exeter, Mary, relict of the late, Capt. Sheppard, of the schooner "Eclipse," of this port, aged 52 years.

At St. Agnes, on Wednesday, the 22nd instant, Mrs. Phillippa STEPHENS, aged 76 years. She was a consistent member of the Wesleyan Methodist society upwards of 50 years.

On Saturday last, at Salem, near Chacewater, Mr. Matthew WILLIAMS, aged 44 years.

On Saturday last, at Penryn, T. L. BARBER, Esq., at an advanced age.

At Falmouth, on Tuesday morning, at an advanced age, Miss Leah SOLOMON.

At Falmouth, on Saturday last, the infant son of Mr. GEORGE, cabinet-maker.

On Thursday se'nnight, at St. Ives, Mrs. S. ROW, aged 35 years.

On Wednesday se'nnight, at Penzance, deservedly respected by all who knew him, Capt. John CUNDY, aged 80 years.

At Callywith, near Bodmin, last week, Mr. Benjamin HARRIS, aged 70 years.

At Liskeard, on Wednesday last, aged 36 years. Mr. John Turner PETER, late of Niagara, Upper Canada.

At Bude, on the 22nd inst., after a short illness, Mr. John HODGE, late of St. Germans, aged 67 years.

On the 11th instant, at her residence, Castle Hedingham, Essex, Miss Margaret FOWKE, aged 58 years, sister of the late Rear-Admiral, and youngest surviving daughter of the late Major Thorpe FOWKE, formerly of Tavistock, Devon.


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