ST. AUSTELL PARISH
Life In Cornwall, In The Early Nineteenth Century; by R.M. Barton;
- extracts from the West Briton newspaper 1812-1830 -
Editor, Mr. Heard, Truro
(Julia Mosman, OPC)
Mr. Dove, of St. Austell, surgeon and oculist, has reason to believe that there are many worthy and deserving persons in that part of
26 Mar 1813
Goud, Windsor, Stevens, Lang and Co. respectfully inform the nobility, gentry and commercial gentlemen, and the public in general, that on the 5th of April next the Royal Mail Coach from London.
On Tuesday, the 27th day of June next, will be rung for, at St. Austell, on a fine new peal of eight bells, the following prizes viz. for the first best peal, the sum of 8 guineas, for the second ditto 4 pounds, for the third ditto, 2 pounds, and for the fourth ditto (if there be more than five sets to ring), a silver bell. And as a further encouragement to ringers who live more than 20 miles from St. Austell, and shall not have tried the bells previous to the day of ringing for the prizes, they will be permitted to ring one peal on the morning of the said day. N.B. Each set of ringers must bring anumpire with them. No ringers will be allowed to ring on the day before the ringing, after seven o'clock in the evening.
the ringing, after seven o'clock in the evening.
Tin Bounds near St Austell to be sold by auction....part or shares in several pair of tin bounds, called:
Polgooth, Hewas, St. Margaret's, Colscarne, Boskelling, Poldest, Small Hopes, Good-Friday, Easter-Eve, Baldew-weel, Screed, Come-by-Chance, St. Lawrence, Great Hope, Bonaventure, Shillings-go-by, the Pool, Great Groan, Ployden's Misfortune, Hall-Stennicks, Baldew, Lady Beam, Come and Welcome, Little Boskelling, Cock's Barrow, New Bounder's Folly, Fear Nothing, the Pleasure Bounds, Hammer, Ream Slip, the Slead, and Welcome Fortune.
Hammer, Ream Slip, the Slead, and Welcome Fortune.
To be sold by auction, on Tuesday, the 6th day of May next at in the afternoon, at the Queen's Head Inn, St. Austell . . . two-thirds of the tin stream work called Welcome Christmas, in the parish of St. Austell, and one-eighth part of several pairs of tin bounds, including the bounds wherein the work is situated, and twenty-two 96ths of the tin stream work called Bob-engine, in St. Austell, and in several tin bounds adjoining.
On Monday night, at St. Austell, a miner, in a state of intoxication, to prove the strength of some gunpowder of which he had a considerable quantity in a bag, enclosed a little in paper, and held it to a candle, leaving the open bag close at hand. As might have been expected, the smaller quantity ignited the larger; which exploding, burst out the window of the room, shattered and threw down a partition which separated that apartment from the next, and otherwise damaged the premises. The man, his wife, and child are dreadfully burnt, but their lives are not considered to be in danger.
lives are not considered to be in danger.
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