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ST. AUSTELL PARISH

Life in the Parish

NEWS ARTICLES DEALING WITH THE ST. AUSTELL AREA
AS PRINTED IN THE WEST BRITON and CORNWALL ADVERTISER, 1840
Truro , Cornwall - Mrs. Heard, Publisher
(Julia Mosman, OPC)

FEBRUARY    MARCH


3 JANUARY 1840 , Friday


St. Goran Penny Clothing Society - The second annual distribution of clothing, &c., of this society, took place at St. Goran Church-town, on Monday se'nnight, when 100 subscribers received bedding, clothing, &c., to the amount of nine shillings each for their subscription of one penny per week. We are happy to perceive this society is improving, both in the amount of donations and number of poor subscribers; many happy faces we saw trudging through the rain with their bundles on their return from the distribution, and no doubt many a prayer was offered for the welfare of those who kindly assisted, whether by their money or presence, to place so many desirable things within their reach. We spoke in terms of commendation of this society last year, and we still heartily wish it success.
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Christmas Bounty - On Christmas Eve, a fine fat bullock was distributed to the poor at Tywardreath, and one guinea to each of twenty-four poor widows, being the annual munificent donation of William Rashleigh, Esq., of Menabilly. On the evening of the same day, a sumptuous repast was provided at the mansion, to which the tradesmen and labourers on the estate, and the cottagers of Polkerris, with their wives and families, sat down and spent the evening in a style which reminded us of days "far by gone."

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The Late Bank Robbery - We understand about £750 of the notes contained in the bank parcel, belonging to the Devon and Cornwall Bank, lost about three weeks since, between Devonport and Liskeard, have been returned to Mr. Webb, at the hotel, Liskeard, accompanied by a note, stating that the parties into whose possession it had fallen, had returned as much as they could afford, and that the authorities at the bank need not be under any apprehension respecting the cheques, as they were burnt. We have been informed that measures have been set on foot, by which it is hoped the whole property will be recovered.

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QUARTER SESSIONS

Samuel CONGDON, a mason and lath maker, was charged with stealing two pieces of Norway balk, from Mr. John HICKS, merchant, of Fowey. [The wood was on a raft above Bodinnick ferry. Prisoner had a shop 6-7 feet from the river at high tide. Mr. William HICKS, prosecutor's brother, proved the location of the raft. Pieces had not been sold. John PEARNE, constable, produced marked and numbered pieces of wood, which were proved by Mr. T. STRIBLEY, landing waiter of the Customs.]

Prisoner stated in his defense, that the shop spoken of was a place he had not been in for weeks together. The place was not locked, and was a thoroughfare for every one. People had come there for years and put in things without his knowledge. Corroborated by PEARNE. Verdict - Not Guilty.

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Samuel CUNDY [also spelled CUDDY], 21, Thomas ALLEN, 30, and Jas. GEACH, 29, were charged with breaking into the dwelling-house of John WEARY, of St. Austell, and stealing therefrom three sovereigns, half a sovereign, about £1 in silver, and some pence. Mr. Coode conducted the prosecution, Mr. John defended Cundy, and Mr. Bennallack the other two prisoners.

John WEARY, prosecutor, stated that he lived at Tregonissey, in St. Austell. On the 19th of November, he and his wife left the house about two o'clock, to attend a funeral, leaving in a chest up stairs three sovereigns, two half-sovereigns, and about 40s. in silver, including half-crowns, a fourpenny-piece, and a new sixpence. Gearch lived in Tregonissey; Allen and Cundy about half a mile off. Almost all the village attended the funeral; and just as witness got to church, he heard that his house had been broke open. He returned home about half-past four, when he found the door broken in with an iron bar, and his two boxes wrenched open, and all the money gone. Cross-examined by Mr. John - Geach and Allen were apprehended on the same evening; Cundy not till the 9th of December. Witness suspected Cundy from his being flush with money. Witness had never had but this one four-penny piece in his life.

Mary Weary, wife of prosecutor, corroborated his evidence. She was the last to leave the house, and locked the door securely.

William ROUSE, a boy nine years old, on the day of the funeral, saw Allen and Geach go in at Weary's gate. Allen said "Come on, let's go in here, Geach." Both of them went in. They went round the corner of the house, and witness lost sight of them. This was about
three o'clock .

Matthew ROBERTS, constable, examined the prosecutor's premises on the 19th November. He found footsteps in the garden, one of which he measured. He went in the same evening to Geach's house, and measured his shoe. He then went to Allen, and found that his shoe corresponded with the measure of the track. He took Allen to Weary's garden, and desired him to make another track which corresponded also with the tracks previously discovered there. Witness took both prisoners into custody.

Richard ALLEN, a brother of prisoner Allen, lived at Wrestling Down, about three-quarters of a mile from Tregonissey. He attended the funeral, and was very late. In going, he had to pass Weary's house, and he saw the prisoner Cundy jump over the garden hedge. There was no public road there. Witness overtook Cuddy while he was cleaning his shoes in the grass. This was a trifle after three. Cross-examined: Witness had no suspicion of Cundy till the 9th of December, after he had been taken up. Had no suspicion from seeing him jump over the hedge. Cundy attended the funeral, and had his best coat on.

Joseph WEARY, son of prosecutor, knew Cundy from a boy. He had been away for twelve months in
Wales . In Sept. last, witness asked him how he got on in Wales, and he replied that he had saved about £6, but having been ill eight weeks, he had spent all except enough for one week.

Several other witnesses were examined, after which Mr. John addressed the jury for Cundy; when Mr. Bennallack called Samuel ORCHARD to prove an alibi for his clients. This failed, but still the jury, after a careful summing up of the evidence by the Chairman, acquitted all the prisoners.

The remainder of the business for Wednesday before this Court shall appear next week, when we shall complete our report of the Sessions.
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John WATERS was indicted for stealing, in the parish of St. Stephens, a faggot of furze, the property of Isaac GRIGG. It appears the prosecutor had from time to time lost a quantity of furze from his rick; and on this occasion, on the 18th of November last, his son traced some footsteps from the rick to the dwelling of the prisoner, and accused him of the theft. The prisoner afterwards confessed himself as the thief. Guilty.
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10 January 1840


Tregony - On Wednesday evening last, a mob assembled in the street at Tregony, with bundles of reed and faggots of wood, in order to burn the effigy of Mrs. Rundle, who has been unjustly accused of giving information against Fugler, the person who has been committed to prison for six months, for having been detected with a keg of contraband brandy in his van; but the rabble were soon dispersed and driven out of the town, by one of the constables acting under the orders of the mayor. Our readers will perceive, from our report of the case in our last week's paper, that there is not the slightest ground for the charge made against this honest and industrious person, or her family.
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CORNWALL EPIPHANY SESSIONS (continued from Jan. 3)

Jane WATTS, 64, was charged with stealing potatoes from the Guardians of the St. Austell
Union . The prisoner, an inhabitant of the workhouse, was employed on the 13th of December in washing potatoes, and was proved by the governor, Mr. EVELYN, and by another inmate, to have placed 13 potatoes under her bed, and seven in her pocket. She made no defense; but stated that she was a poor widow, with six children, and had been in a starving condition for several weeks. Guilty. A certificate of a former conviction for felony was produced.
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Jane DREBLE, 22, was charged with stealing a gold pin, a gold ear drop, and other articles, from Malachi Deeble, of Tywardreath. The articles were stolen from the shivets of prosecutor's chest, and found on prisoner's person in a lodging-house, in St. Austell. Verdict, Guilty. One month's hard labour.

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Andrew GILES, 21, and Mathew CRAP, 18, were charged with having stopped Philip HARRIS, in a field in Saint Dennis, on the night of the 16th of December, and abetted by another man, name unknown, in robbing the said Philip Harris of two half crowns. The prosecutor stated that he was a labourer, of Higher Quarter, St. Austell, and on Sunday, the 16th of December, he went to see his sweetheart, Elizabeth BROKENSHIR. They went to chapel together, and about
eight o'clock returned to her father's house in St. Dennis, with Francis HOOPER and Mary BROKENSHIR, who were also courting. Witness remained at the house till about twelve o'clock . In returning homeward, as he was getting over a stile, three men came out of the hedge-grip; and two of them, turning away their faces, held his collar, while the other demanded his money or his life, and took from his pocket two half crowns. He did not know either of the men who held his collar. They were about the size of the prisoners. He had seen Giles and Crapp at the chapel, and afterwards.

Cross-examined: Giles was formerly a follower of Eliz. Brokenshir, and Crapp of Mary Brokenshir. When they came out of chapel, prisoners followed them closely to the house. Giles spoke to Elizabeth , and laid hold of her, which witness did not like. There were two houses at the bottom of the field, in which the assault took place. Witness did not go for a warrant till a week afterwards.

Mary Brokenshir saw two men like the prisoners near her father's house, but could not swear to them. Verdict, Not Guilty.
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Robert HANCOCK was charged with stealing, at St. Austell, a leg of mutton, the property of James COMBE and Eliza PASCOE. The case was far from a good one, and the prisoner was acquitted.
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On Monday last, two sons of Mr. Joseph Drew, post-office, St. Austell, named Joseph and Glanville, accompanied by another lad, named Philip Higman, went out shooting. On their return, the gun was carried by Higman, who was walking by the side of Glanville Drew, when, by some accident, the gun went off, lodging the contents in Drew's thigh. Surgical aid was quickly procured, when it was found that amputation of the limb was absolutely necessary. For this purpose he was conveyed home, the accident having happened near Tregorrick, a mile from the town. The leg was cut off close to the groin, but just as the operation was completed the little fellow died. He was not eleven years of age, but was a lad possessed of abilities beyond those generally bestowed on boys of such years, and was a grandson of the late distinguished Samuel Drew. The feelings of the parents we do not attempt to describe, and we understand that Higman, who is also very young, feels acutely, although the misfortune was purely accidental, and he is nowise to blame. We do not wish by any means to reflect on the parents in this case; it was an accident, and cannot now be altered in any way, but we feel called on to censure the practice of allowing lads of such tender years to carry firearms. We know the boys, and we know the parents in this case, and are convinced that nothing would be done which would do the children an injury; but boys of such ages of 10, 12, and 14, are too young and thoughtless for such dangerous amusement. Here is another warning, and much as we regret its occurrence, is common with all who know Mr. and Mrs. Drew, and Mr. and Mrs. Higman, we sincerely trust it will not be lost on the survivors, but that in future, guns will only be trusted with persons of more mature years.

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As the extra-ordinary length of the calendar has excited considerable attention, perhaps the following Analysis may be interesting to our readers:

AGES of the PRISONERS

.....................................Males.....Females
Under 10 years.................1 .......... 1
Above 10 under 20 ........14 .........16
Above 20 under 30.........27 .......... 2
Above 30 under 40...........7 .......... 5
Above 40 under 50...........4 .......... 1
Above 50 under 60...........2 ...........0
Above 60 under 70...........0 .......... 2

Not able to write .............7 ...........2
Imperfectly.....................47 .........12
Well ..................................2 ......... 1

Stealing Eatables ...........12 ......... 8
Stealing Dress................. 7.......... 6
Stealing Money .............. 7 ......... 5
Stealing Sheep,Cows, Horses.... 5 ....... 1
Stealing Furniture ...........2 .......... 3
Stealing Tools..................3 .......... 0
Stealing Fiting?.............. 2 ........... 1
Stealing Miscellaneous Articles.. 11 ...... 3
Cases of Kitting............. 4 ........... 0
Cases of Rioting ........... 4 ........... 0
TOTALS...................... 57 males.. 27 females
Results of Trials
Found Guilty ...................................48
Pleaded Guilty ................................. 5
Acquitted ....................................... 25
Bills ignored..................................... 3
Admitted Queen's Evidence ........... 1
Not tried on second charges .......... 2 total 81

From the Eastern Division 51
Western Division 27 total 78
3 other??
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JANUARY BIRTHS

 

3 JANUARY 1840 , Friday

 At St. Austell, on Tuesday, Mrs. David Burns, of a son.

10 JANUARY 1840

At St. Austell, on Wednesday last, Mrs. Ponsford, of the Sun Inn, of a son.

At Par, on Wednesday, Mrs. E. Eveleigh, of a son.  

17 JANUARY 1840

At Fowey, last week, the wife of John Cragoe of a daughter.


JANUARY MARRIAGES

 

3 January 1840 , Friday

At St. Austell, on Tuesday, Mr. Alfred Geach, to Miss Grace Jenkin.

 

31 JANUARY 1840 , Friday

At St. Austell, on Friday last, the wife of Mr. James BARTER, of the office of Messrs. Coode & Sons, of a daughter. Also, on Wednesday, the wife of Mr. W. LARK, draper, of a daughter.

At the Registry Office,
St. Austell, on Sunday last, Mr. John GROSE of Luxullion, to Miss Christian DYER , of the former place.


JANUARY DEATHS



3 JANUARY 1840 , Friday

At Fowey, last week, after a long and severe illness, Betsy Jewells, aged 30 years.


24 JANUARY 1840 , Friday

At St. Austell, last week, Mr. PASCOE, late of Bodmin, aged 82 years.

FEBRUARY

7 FEBRUARY 1840

FREE EMIGRATION TO SOUTH AUSTRALIA - No charge for children above the age of seven years.

Married Labourers, Artisans, and other Working Men, may have a Free Passage to this flourishing Colony for themselves, their wives and such of the children as are above the age of seven years or under one. The applicants must be people of good character, and if above 30 years of age they must have a family. Every particular, and the necessary papers, may be obtained free of expense on applying postage paid to Mr. I. LATIMER, Rosewyn-row,
Truro . Mr. L. is also Agent to the Commissioners for the sale of Land in the Colony. Every person who purchases a section of eighty acres is entitled to take out four full grown people. The demand for working men is greater than ever, and those who have written home state that the wages continue very high (as they always must while labourers are wanted); and that the colony is in the most prosperous condition. Vessels leave London for South Australia , about the 1st and 15th of every month. Agricultural laborers, Shepherds, &c., may have an early passage if they make immediate application. February 4, 1840 .


14 FEBRUARY 1840, Friday


HER MAJESTY'S MARRIAGE - We understand that our much respected Member, E. TURNER, Esq., and his Lady, received from the Lord Chamberlain, tickets of admission, to St. James's Palace, on the occasion of Her Majesty's marriage.

MARRIAGE OF HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND WITH PRINCE ALBERT OF SAXE COBURG & GOTHA - We last week gave an account of the preparations within Buckingham Palace and St. James's Chapel, for conducting the ceremony of the Royal Nuptials, to which we need only add now that her Majesty repeatedly personally inspected the works, and expressed the utmost solicitude that as much accommodation as possible should be afforded to the spectators. Up to Friday a vast number of persons were admitted to see the preparations, and were not checked till the crowd became so great as inconveniently to interfere with the workmen. On Saturday none were admitted but from an order of Lord Duncannon or the Lord Chamberlain, by which privilege a great number of the Nobility had an opportunity of judging of the effect of the preparations almost in a state of completion. Preparations for celebrating the joyous event were not, however, confined to
London , but extended to every part of the kingdom. The provincial papers have teemed with descriptions of the various modes in which the universal joy was to be manifested. Public meetings were called, subscriptions raised, and committees formed, for arranging the plans of action, so that the poor, as well as the rich, might participate in the happiness to be so widely diffused. It was, in fact, a general holiday, in which all classes were included; dinners, balls, and assemblies - illuminations, fire works, and processions - and every variety of festivity and joyous hilarity, were encouraged and promoted. Substantial feasts were provided for the poor, both old and young; and in most of the Unions care was taken that the helpless paupers should not be forgotten, and that their ordinary fare should receive acceptable and seasonable additions.


FOWEY - In consequence of the severe illness of the son of Capt. DAVIS, of the Royal marines, the bells could not be rung nor the guns fired; but in the afternoon, about one hundred old women were regaled with a good cup of tea at the Town-hall, which the inhabitants kindly provided for them. At the Sailors' Return, a large party assembled to dine; after spending a most comfortable afternoon, with music, singing, &c., the conviviality of the day was closed by the company singing our national air of "God save the Queen."


MEVAGISSEY - A dinner was provided at the Ship
Inn , and partaken of by some of the respectable and loyal inhabitants of this place, and there was a grand display of fireworks in the evening by the Coast-guard.

On Wednesday se'nnight, a whale 50 feet long, became embayed behind a ridge of rocks at Charmouth, and was captured.

21 FEBRUARY 1840


ADVERTISEMENTS - Free Emigration to South Australia - Important Public Notice - The South Australian Commissioners have recently come to a determination, in order to promote Emigration to the fertile and flourishing Colony of South Australia, to allow SINGLE MEN an ENTIRELY FREE PASSAGE, provided they are Working Men, not exceeding thirty years of age, and have a sister who will accompany them. The sister willalso have a FREE PASSAGE, if she is able to pursue any calling.

This is an important and highly valuable alteration in the Commissioner's Regulations, as hundreds of young men who have wished to emigrate have been prevented by the high charges hitherto made for their passage.

The Commissioners have also recently made another alteration to their rules, calculated to meet the great necessities of the poorer classes. It was a custom to charge £3 each for all children of labouring Emigrants between the ages of one and fifteen. This was frequently a bar to the emigration of many desirable Families, and the Commissioners have now determined to give a free passage to all children of eligible parents, under one and above seven years of age. For those between these respective years, £3 each will be charged as before.

The latest accounts from the colony show that labour is still in great demand, and that wages far beyond what the laboring and mechanical classes ever receive in this country are willingly given. Thousands of persons would find immediate employment. If the gentry, the parish officers, and the yeomanry of Cornwall would, in these times of general distress, assist those laboring families of good character who are desirous of emigrating, they would not only in many cases relieve the parish rates of burdens that are constantly recurring, but they would benefit themselves, the poor that are left behind, the family emigrating, and the colony to which they are sent. All particulars, and the necessary papers, may be had, free of cost, of MR. I. LATIMER, Rosewyn Truro.

The sales of land in the colony during the first 8 months of 1839, which brings us down to the latest accounts, reached 104 Acres, realizing £104,000. This fact alone shows an unexampled prosperity in a colony which contains, at the utmost, only 12,000 inhabitants, and which little more than three years ago was a desert, untrodden by the foot of a white man. The number of sheep in the colony exceeds 90,000, many thousands of which have been brought overland from
New South Wales , on account of the superiority of the pastures, and the more abundant supply of water. The number of other stock is immense and the rapid progress of the colony has never been excelled by any British colony in the world. Truro, Feb. 20, 1840
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St. AUSTELL - On Wednesday evening, the 12th inst., a ball took place at the White Hart Inn, to celebrate the marriage of her Majesty. The ball was opened by Mr. David Price, and Mrs. J. Hodge, and Mr. N. Martin, and Mrs. Emerson. Dancing was kept up till a late hour, with great spirit. The stewards were Messrs. N. Martin, D. Price, James Andrew, and W. Hoskins. The room was tastefully decorated with arches of evergreens, festooned with white, and the ladies and gentlemen wore white rosettes in honour of the occasion. An excellent supper was served up by Mr. Lynn, in a style for which he is justly celebrated.
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ST. AUSTELL USEFUL KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY - On Tuesday evening, the 11th inst., Mr. Thomas Lewarne, gave a lecture on the Eminent Characters of Ancient
Greece , in continuation of a previous lecture on Ancient Grecian History. Both of these lectures displayed much reading and judicious remark; and at the close of the latter, a request was made that Mr. Lewarne would take up the subject of Ancient Rome - a request with which he signified his willingness to comply, after he had disposed of Modern Greece. The next lecture will be on the 25th, by Mr. Wm. Willis, on the Druidical Temples of Britain .

FEBRUARY BIRTHS

14 FEBRUARY, 1840

At St. Austell, on Sunday last, the wife of Mr. George THOMAS, shoemaker, of a son.

 

21 February 1840

At St. Austell, on Friday last, Mrs. Richard Glanville, grocer, of a daughter.

 

FEBRUARY MARRIAGES

 

7 FEBRUARY 1840, Friday

On Thursday last, at the Unitarian Chapel, Morley-street, Plymouth, by the Rev. W. Odgers, Mr. James SAUNDERS, Wine and Porter Merchant, Notte-street, to Mrs. BENNET, of Oxford-street, relict of the late John BENNET, Esq., of Fowey, Cornwall.

28 FEBRUARY 1840, Friday

On Sunday last, at Mevagissey, by the Rev. D. Jenkins, Mr. Hill, of Polgooth, to Miss M. A. Hodges, of Mevagissey.

FEBRUARY DEATHS  



14 FEBRUARY 1840 , Friday


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


21 FEBRUARY 1840 , Friday


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


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.

 

MARCH



6 MARCH 1840 , Friday

LONGEVITY - An old woman, named Ann ROBERTS, was buried at Roche, on Tuesday, the 25th ult., who had attained the age of 100 years, and who has left behind her 8 children, 66 grand-children, and 68 great-grand-children. The names of the children, with the number of children each has, has been handed us, but we deem it unnecessary to insert them.
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20 MARCH 1840 , Friday


TYWARDREATH - On Tuesday evening se’nnight, Mr. I. LATIMER, of
Truro , delivered a lecture in the Market house, at Tywardreath, before an exceedingly large audience, on the subject of emigration, especially in reference to South Australia , explaining fully the admirable principles upon which that colony has been established. The lecturer read many interesting and valuable letters which had been recently sent home. The Rev. T. PEARCE, Perpetual Curate of Tywardreath, occupied the chair, and at the close warmly expressed the interest he felt in the subject of the lecture and in the colony itself, as many of his parishioners had gone there. The Rev. Gentleman concluded by proposing the thanks of the meeting to the lecturer for the interesting and instructive matter that he had laid before them. The proposition was cordially seconded by Mr. W.E. GEACH, and responded to by three hearty cheers from the meeting. There were a large number of ladies present.

27 MARCH 1840 , Friday


ST AUSTELL USEFUL KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY - On Tuesday evening, an excellent lecture was delivered here by Mr. Wm. KITT, on Architecture.

LAUNCHES - On the 19th instant, a fine smack, of about 90 tons burthen, named the “John and Jenefer,” ELLERY, master, was launched in fine style, from the building-yard of Mr. MARKS, at Bodinnock, near Fowey. She is intended for the coal and culm trade, and her principal owner is Mr. BLOWEY, of Golant. On the following day, another fine smack, of about the same tonnage, was launched from the building-yard of J.T. TREFFRY, Esq., at Fowey. This vessel, which is the sole property of Mr. Treffry, is named the “Model” to be commanded by T. MOSS, and is intended for the general trade from and to Par.

MARCH BIRTHS

6 MARCH 1840 , Friday


At St. Blazey, Mrs. M. ROBERTS, a daughter; also, Mr. T. RICHARDS, a daughter; Mrs. R. FREAM, a son; and Mrs. SPARGO, twin daughter.

At Mulverra [Mulvra], St. Austell, on Thursday, the 28th ult., the wife of Mr. John ROBERTS, a son.

 At Higher Blowing-house, St. Austell, on Friday last, the wife of Mr. John MARTIN, a daughter.


20 MARCH 1840, Friday


At Pentewan, St. Austell, on the 18th instant, the lady of Captain PRICE, R.N., of twins, a boy and girl.

At Fowey, on Saturday, the 14th instant, Mrs. John COLLINS, of twins sons – one of which has since died.

MARCH MARRIAGES


13 MARCH 1840 , Friday

Lately, at the parish church, Trewen, near Launceston, Mr. Philip HAM, aged 83 years, to Mary STEPHENS, aged 25 years. This marriage was one of policy, to preserve an estate to the bridegroom's family, it being widow's holding or bishop's land.

20 MARCH 1840, Friday

At St. Stephens, in Branwell, on the 12th instant, Mr. George YELLAND, to Mrs. MERIFIELD, of the Queen's Head Inn.

 

MARCH DEATHS



6 MARCH 1840 , Friday


Lately, at
Charlestown , Mr. Philip HAMMER, aged 79 years.

On Tuesday last, at
Charlestown , Mr. Richard LYLE, aged 67 years.

At Tregonissey,
St. Austell, on Friday last, Mr. Wm. VEALE, aged 81 years, uncle to the Messrs. Veale, drapers, St. Austell.

At Penrice,
St. Austell, on Monday last, after a lingering illness, Miss Elizabeth LULY, for many years an esteemed servant of Mr. J.S.G. SAWLE, Bart.

At
Plymouth , on the 25th ult., aged 25 years, Mr. R. REDMORE, late boatman of the coast guard station, at Gorran Haven. The deceased removed to Plymouth , about a month ago, with his only child, for the benefit of their health. The child died about a fortnight before its father.


13 MARCH 1840 , Friday


At Gray, in the parish of St. Austell, on Wednesday last, Mrs. KINVER, aged 77 years, late of Otterham, in this county.

On Monday last, at Fowey, Mr. Wm. Netherton, aged 79 years.

At Fowey, on Tuesday, Elizabeth HINGSTON, youngest daughter of Capt. E. NICKELS, aged 4 years and 10 months.


27 MARCH 1840 , Friday


At St. Austell, on Sunday last, after an illness of only a few days, Mr. James MERIFIELD, aged 54 years, formerly a confidential clerk in the office of the late J.W. CHILCOTT, Esq., of
Truro .

At Sticker, St. Mewan, on Tuesday last, Mr. John COUCH, aged 69, upwards of 50 years a member, and many years a class-leader of the Wesleyan Society. He survived his wife but seven weeks.

On Tuesday the 10th instant, after a long illness, which she bore with Christian patience, Mrs. Grace GROSE, of St. Blazey, in the 79th year of her age, having been a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Society 15 years.


At the house of Lieut. W. SAMWELL, R.N., Gorran Haven, Mrs. KEY, mother of Mrs. Samwell, aged 67 years.


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