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Monday, 3 Oct


Emigration of fisherman from Mousehole to America is contemplated on account of the dulness of the fishery.

An Unused Hearse—Penzance Burial Board have kept a hearse for twenty-eight years, but it is so little used that they have offered it to the Madron Work-house for £10.

Gun Accident At St. Levan—Whilst shooting with some friends at Trengothal, St. Levan, on Wednesday, Mr. George Williams, of Rosekestal, received two shots, one just over one eye, whilst another grazed the ball of the other eye. He is being attended by Mr. Searle, surgeon, St. Just.

Repeated Robberies By A Young Girl—A few days since a girl of 12, Eliza Williams Cock, of Penzance, was leniently dealt with on account of her tender years for a somewhat impudent theft of two rings from a house at which she called to sell blackberries. Her father, who has married a second time, promised to send the child to a sister at St. Just. On Monday Miss Annie White, of Chapel street, Penzance, called at Dr. Helm’s, at Marazion, and left her umbrella at the front door. Cock stole it, and hid it in a old account-house at Gwallon, St. Hilary, where P.G. Lyle found it. Taken before Messrs. Charles Ross and Samuel Downing, county justices, at Penzance on Wednesday last, the young, but apparently hardened, offender was sent to Bodmin for a month, then to a reformatory for two years.


ANDREW—At Newlyn, Penzance, September 27, the wife of Mr. W. Andrew, of a daughter.

Thursday, 6 Oct


BATTEN—At Penzance, October 3, the wife of Mr. James Batten, of a daughter.

GILBERT—At Lelant, October 3, the wife of Mr. E. Gilbert, of a son.

UREN—At St. Ives, September 28, the wife of Mr. William Uren, of a son.


CLIFTON–JENKIN—At Hea, Madron, October 2, Mr. James Clifton to Miss Catherine Jenkin, both of Penzance.

MARTIN–CHELLEW—At Fulham, London, September 18, Thomas, youngest son of William Martin, Common Moor, St. Cleer, to Alice Chellew, of Towednack, Penzance.


BRYANT—At Bellair-terrace, St. Ives, October 3, Capt. Henry Bryant, harbour-master of that port.

JULEFF—At Carbis Bay, October 2, Maria, relict of John Juleff, crucible maker, Redruth, aged 75.

LAWRENCE—At Penzance, September 30, Mr. Henry Lawrence, market gardener, aged 73.

TIPPETT—At Plymouth, Charles Henry, son of the late Mr. R. E. Tippett, solicitor, Penzance, aged 48.

Monday, 10 Oct


JOHNS—At Grass Valley, Nevada, America, Mr. J.C. Johns, eldest son of the late Mr. Frank Johns, of Towens Farm, Lelant, aged 49.

Thursday, 13 Oct


An Old Cornish Church—Under this heading the British Architect contained a series of interesting sketches of Uny Lelant Church from the pencil of Mr. T. Raffles Davison, who accompanies them with the following pen and ink description.—A conspicuous object amongst the sandhills, or towans, on the south side of St. Ives Bay, is the church of St. Uny, Lelant. From certain points on the towans it has a strange air of loneliness and isolation, the one building visible amidst a wide stretch of white sand and waving rushes. The village itself is further inland, and the church looks as though it had alone successfully resisted the depredations of the Danes (for it is supposed some parts remain of Saxon origin), whilst the village had retreated in self-defence. It is said a town has existed hereabouts before St. Ives existed, of which the driving winds have buried all present traces. Saint Uny is supposed to have come from Ireland with his sister, St. Is, A.D. 460, and settled here.

This old Cornish church, as shown in our sketches, represents the general appearance as consecrated in February, 1421, though the north window in the north aisle and the chancel window are modern (1845). It is characteristic of most churches as now standing in West Cornwall—a nave and chancel with north and south aisles, all of equal height, presenting a long low mass of building with a sturdy tower at the west end, and nearly all of it built in Perpendicular character, is the type usually seen. A door in the north aisle and stairway opening to the rood screen is very common amongst the churches, as at Lelant; the screens themselves only existing in remnants. The northern nave arcade contains an old Norman arch and two round pillars. West of it is an Early English arch cut out of the thickness of the wall, but not formed of arch vou[?]oirs. The arcade piers are chiefly built in that grey granite which sparkles all over with flakes of mica, and has a singularly pleasing effect. Most of the caps have been replaced in a coarsely-moulded pattern, but two or three have the quaint original carving as shown in my sketch. The roofs are of the old waggon style common in Cornwall.

The rafters, about 3½in. in thickness, and set 12in. apart, have curved braces under the collars, and have longitudinal moulded strips fixed across. At the intersections are finely carved bosses, and it appears that a long time since the best of these were moved from the chancel roof to a position over the south aisle, where the squires pew might benefit by them. Every fourth rafter is moulded and carved, and the longitudinal strips and wall plates are carved also; the old Cornish roofs of this kind look exceedingly well, and nowhere can a more satisfactory form be found. Accommodations is provided for about 400 persons.

There was a fairly complete restoration of the church in 1873, at a cost of £1,175, which included reseating and the decoration of the chancel roof. This restoration was done under the superintendence of Mr. J.D. Sedding, who is responsible for much excellent work in neighbouring churches. The church and others hereabouts owe much to the discriminating care of the present incumbent, the Rev. R.F. Tyacke. The three eastern stained glass windows (executed in 1845) are about as bad as any in existence; it would be difficult to imagine a more intensely disagreeable arrangement of colour than the centre one exhibits. Mr. Henry Irving is, I suppose, a parishioner of Lelant, as he was born near St. Ives, which is a chapel under Lelant. The church has been twice struck by lightning—in 1827, when a pinnacle was knocked down and the dado in the chancel set on fire; and 1879, when a pinnacle was again knocked down. If it be desirable, according to Professor Huxley, to terminate the conductors with plates in the ground, the exposed situation of Lelant should claim an early belief in the precaution. In 1538 it was considered dangerous to come to Lelant because of the pirates, but nowadays one can hardly go to a pleasanter place, commanding such beautiful seascape and landscape views. Fortunate is it that some 329 miles intervene between it and London Bridge that so fair a spot may not be overrun and spoilt.


DUGDALE—At Penzance, October 6, the wife of Mr. Robert Dugdale, jun., butcher, of a son.

FRYAR—At St. Just, October 9, the wife of the Rev. G. Fryar, Wesleyan minister, of twin-daughters – once since dead.

FORBES—At Upton Park, Forest-gate, London, October 6, the wife of Mr. John Forbes (and daughter of Mr. Stephen Cara, Penzance), of a daughter.

LANDER—At St. Ives, October 6, the wife of Mr. Adam Lander, of a daughter.

MATTHEWS—At Penzance, October 6, the wife of Mr. Robert Matthews, of a son.


BECK–TREWHELLA—At Penzance, October 9, Mr. Benjamin Beck to Priscilia, second daughter of Mr. Henry Trewhella, Penzance.

NICHOLAS–OLIVER—At Hea Moor, Madron, October 10, Mr. Peter Nicholas, of Garris, Gulval, to Annie, youngest daughter of the late Mr. William Oliver, Chyandour, Penzance.


JENKIN—At Newlyn West, October 8, Susanna, relict of Mr. Charles Jenkin, aged 85.

RICHARDS—At Mousehole, October 7, Grace, relict of Mr. John Richards, aged 78.

ROWE—At Trevarrack, Gulval, October 9, Jane, wife of Mr. Richard Rowe, aged 82.

WILLIAMS—At the Stennack, St. Ives, October 8, Kitty, relict of Mr. John Williams, aged 84.

Monday, 17 Oct


Supposed Wreck Near The Land’s End—A piece of wood, part of the inside of a vessel, having cut on it “Smtstfl, 1886,” and five stars painted on it, was picked up at Sennen, near Land’s End, on Tuesday morning.

Lecture At Penzance—A very instructive and interesting lecture, entitled “The Pilgrim Fathers,” was given in the New Connexion Chapel on Monday evening by the Rev. E.H. Bennetto, of Plymouth. Mr. J.C. Simpson presided. Mr. Bennetto gave thrilling accounts of the journeys of the pilgrims by land and sea, and called upon the young men of the present age to be true men.

The Penzance Drowning Case—The body of the man who was found drowned in Penzance Harbour on Sunday morning has been identified by his sister, who arrived at Penzance on Tuesday evening, as that of George Churchill, who was formerly a policeman at Swainswick, near Bath. He had been a constable in the Bridgwater division of the Somersetshire Constabulary, and was the sole support of his widowed mother and sister. He bore an excellent character in the force, but insisted on resigning, though pressed by his superintendent to remain. He left the force on September 5th, and was with his mother (who thought he was on leave) until news of his death was received. No change in his manner was noticed during his visit at home.


THOMAS—At Penzance, October 12, the wife of Mr. Richard Thomas, Ashleigh House, Exeter, of a son.


RICH–TREMBATH—At Penzance, October 12, Mr. Henry James Rich, mine engineer, to Miss Elizabeth Ann Trembath, both of St. Ives.

SHAW–NUNN—At St. Mary’s, Penzance, by the Rev. Prebendary Hedgeland, assisted by the Rev. W. Wriothesley Wingfield, vicar of Gulval, October 13, Herbert Jocelyn, third son of the late J.R. Shaw, Arrow, Cheshire, to Henrietta, second daughter of John H. Nunn, Penzance.

Thursday, 20 Oct


St. Ives—Boat Accident At St. Ives—A boat accident occurred off the beach, St. Ives, on Monday afternoon. Two men named Jamieson and Butler, and a lad named Beard, hired a sailing boat to go gull shooting. When off Pednolver Point, Butler climbed the mast to do something to the sail, and as a result the boat turned over, throwing the occupants into the water. The accident was witnessed from the beach, and Mr. J. Stevens and a lad named Lander put off in a boat to their assistance. With difficulty Jamieson, who seemed to be the weakest, was pulled into the boat , the other two being picked up by the Cornwall Company’s follower boat. The sailing boat, which had filled and sunk, was successfully raised and towed to shore.

Serious Charge Against A Sennen Lad—At Penzance, on Monday, before Messrs. S.T.G. Downing (chairman) and C.C. Ross, James Johns, 14, farm labourer, Sennen, was charged under the Criminal Amendment Act with an attempted offence in regard to Beatrice Nicholas, a girl of 13, Vellandreath, Sennen. While the girl was going to school on the 14th Oct., through a field belonging to the farm of Scujack, James Johns was on the top of the hedge. He ran after her and threw her down, and she screamed. He behaved improperly to her, but she succeeded in running away. She went home and told her mother.—Cross-examined by Mr. G.L. Bodilly—She did not call him names, nor did he knock her down for so doing. She did not leave Sennen School because of trouble with her master, on account of her telling lies. There never had been any previous scandal between her and other boys.—Mrs. Elizabeth Nicholas, mother of complainant, said that when her daughter came home she was trembling, and had been crying, and her ulster was dirty at the back. - William Nicholas, the father, said he went to see the boy, who said she called him “Fleabite,” and he gave her a slap in the face.—Mr. Wellington Dale, who prosecuted, agreed to the charge being reduced to one of common assault, to which defendant pleaded guilty.—The Chairman said the Bench had gone very closely into the case, and had defendant been two or three years older, and if they could have believed the statement of complainant to its full, he would have been sent to Exeter to take his trial at the Assizes on a charge, the punishment for which was most serious. He had been very ably defended, and the points in his favour had been fully brought out. His advocate had exercised a very wise discretion in advising him to plead guilty to a common assault. But defendant must have no more “common assaults” of that kind proved against him. He had had a very lucky escape, and would never have such another if a similar charge were proved against him. This was his first offence of the kind, and he had received testimony as to good character from three gentlemen, including his schoolmaster. Taking all the circumstances into consideration, they would inflict a fine of 20s. and 9s. costs.


CHUDLEIGH—At Penzance, October 12, the wife of Mr. Clement Chudleigh, of a daughter.

HARVEY—At Mousehole, October 17, the wife of Mr. William Harvey, of a son—since dead.

TREMERE—At Penzance, October 15, the wife of Mr. George Treemer, diver, of a daughter.


MEAR–MOODY—At the Baptist Chapel, Perzance, October 17, Samuel, son of Mr. Samuel Mear, hootmaker, &c., to Janie, daughter of Mr. Moody, photographer, both of Penzance.

NICHOLLS–DOWNING—At Cape Town, September 10, Job Kelynack Nicholls, to Selina James, eldest daughter of the late Mr. James Downing, of the Fradgan, Newlyn West.


DANIELL—At Penzance, October 15, Charity, wife of Mr. William Daniell, aged 63.

RICHARDS—At Street-an-nowan, Newlyn, October 16, Elizabeth, relict of Mr. William Richards, aged 68.

WILLIAMS—At Newlyn, October 15, Susan, wife of Mr. Arthur Williams, aged 64.

Monday, 24 Oct


Information For Creditors—Elizabeth Stibbs, fish buyer, St. Ives; receiving order on debtor’s petition granted, Truro Court, October 10th. … Robert R. Carbines, market gardener and carrier, St. Ives; first meeting October 22nd, noon, Official Receiver’s, Truro; public examination November 5th, 11.30 a.m., Town-hall, Truro. …

Land In St. Levan—A little over 11 acres of land, part of Trebehor, St. Levan, was offered for sale by Mr. George E. Jenkin, auctioneer, Penzance, instructed by Messrs Trythall and Bodilly, at the Western Hotel, Penzance, on Thursday. Mr. Joseph Thomas, steward to Lord St. Levan, started the property at £600 and bid, with Mr. James Bolitho as a competitor, up to £800. £825 was named as the reserve, and there was no further bid. It was afterwards sold to Lord St. Levan for £800, and has, therefore, realised £72 10s. per acre.

St. Ives School Board—A fortnightly meeting of St. Ives School Board was held on Tuesday evening, Mr. J. Ninnes in the chair. Mr. W.H. Case, builder, tendered for the building plots adjoining the Board School. His offer for the 999 years was 21s. 6d. per plot for two plots, and 21s. each for five others. Mr. Faull proposed, Mr. Fuidge seconded, and it was carried that the tender (the only one received) be accepted. The Clerk intimated that Mr. R.R. Carbines, the tenant of the master’s house and grounds, had become bankrupt, and was indebted to the Board to the extent of £9 10s. After some conversation the clerk was instructed to prove on the estate.


EDDY—At Bellevue-terrace, Penzance, October 21, Jane, wife of Mr. William Eddy, aerated and mineral water manufacturer, aged 26.

Thursday, 27 Oct


Collision Off The Land’s End—Remarkable Escape Of A Plymouth Trawler—The Plymouth fishing sloop “Silver Cloud,” Samuel Briggs, skipper, arrived in the Sound between twelve and one o’clock on Saturday morning in tow of another sloop, the “Chanticleer,” in a damaged condition, the result of her having been run into by the iron steamship “Collingwood,” of Newcastle, on the previous Wednesday, when about ten miles south-east of the Wolf lighthouse off Land’s End. It seems that about half-past one p.m. on the day named, in fine, clear weather, with a good breeze, the “Silver Cloud” was towing her trawl in the position at sea already mentioned. The steamship “Collingwood” was from Newcastle for Glasgow, and the captain appears to have been unaware that the “Silver Cloud” was towing her trawl. Assuming that she was plain sailing, he gave her what he considered would be fair time to pass. The crew of the “Silver Cloud,” when the position of the sloop appeared dangerous, shouted and did all they could to direct attention to their position. Seeing that a collision was inevitable, however, the boat of the sloop was lowered over the port side, and immediately afterwards the steamship collided with her amidships on this side, cutting the boat completely in two. The presence of the boat in the position indicated was very fortunate for the “Silver Cloud,” which would, but for this buffer, have received the full force of the collision. As it was, the jibboom of the steamship struck and carried away the mast of the fishing sloop, whose bulwarks were also damaged. The fishing gear was disengaged, the goose neck of the trawl being broken, and all the trawling gear lost. The captain of the “Collinwood,” which was apparently not hurt by the collision, at once had a boat lowered to render assistance and ascertain the damage to the “Silver Cloud.” The captain offered to put the crew of the trawler, consisting of the skipper, two men, and a boy, into Penzance, but they did not desire to go there. Subsequently the “Collingwood” left on the understanding that particulars of the damage done to the sloop would be communicated to the captain at Glasgow. Having cleared away the mast, the crew of the “Silver Cloud” tried to make signals to the other trawlers, but without success, because they were leaving. Next (Thursday) morning, however, the “Chanticleer,” on coming out to the fishing ground, fell in with the dismasted sloop, and took her in tow to Plymouth.

New Schemes At Penzance—Two schemes, which will require all the energies and perseverance of their respective promoters, are now before Penzance, and are very dependent on voluntary and generous aid. These are the erection of a new library, to cost £3,000, and of a science school, at an expense of £1,200. If they are carried out both will be close to the present art schools and art museum.


ROWE—At St. Ives, October 17, the wife of Mr. Thomas S. Rowe, of a son.

WILLIAMS—At Bridport, October 19, the wife of Henry Woolcock Williams, of Penzance, of a daughter.


BADCOCK–NICHOLLS—At Hea, Madron, October 25, Mr. Thomas Badcock, to Mrs. Mary Beckerieg Nicholls, both of Street-annowan, Newlyn.

JOHNS–WHITE—At Hea, Madron, October 22, Mr. Richard T. Johns, of Mousehole, to Miss Nanny White, of Trern, Zennor.

LIBERT–RODD—At the British Consulate, August 1, and afterwards by the Rev. Thomas Stockton, at the American Episcopal Church, Antony Libert (formerly of Trinidad), to Fanny, second daughter of William Henry Rodd, Esq. (late of Leskinnick, Penzance).


JOHNS—At Penrose-terrace, Penzance, October 20, Honor Donald, second daughter of the late John and Susanna Johns, of Perranuthnoe, aged 45.

PERKIN—At St. Ives, October 20, Mr. John Perkin, fisherman, aged 81.

READ—At Llanelly, South Wales, October 24, Mr. Lewis Charles Read, Collector of Customs (late of Penzance), aged 41.

RICH—At Ludgvan, October 23, Mr. Thomas Rich, grocer, aged 51.

ROGERS—At Penzance, October 23, Elizabeth, relict of Mr. Robert Rogers, aged 77.

Monday, 31 Oct


A Penzance Vessel Abandoned—A telegram from Penarth states that the brigantine “Nicholas Harvey,” [of] Penzance, Penarth to Rio Janeiro, has been abandoned in the Bay of Biscay, with loss of rudder and unmanageable; was fired and seen to founder. The crew were landed at Penarth.


ROWE–ASHFORD—At St. Mary's, Scilly, Mr. Edwin Rowe, of Penzance, to Jessie, daughter of Mr. James Ashford, of St. Martin's.


HARVEY—At Clarence-street, Penzance, October 27, Peggy, relict of Arthur Harvey, aged 76.

Thursday, 3 Nov


A Cornish Divorce Case—In the Probate and Divorce Division of the High Court of Justice, on Thursday, the case of ROE v. ROE came before Mr. Justice Butt. It was a petition presented by the wife, praying for the dissolution of her marriage on the ground of the desertion and adultery of the respondent, a Cornish miner. Mr. Searle appeared for the petitioner; the respondent was not represented by counsel. Mrs. ROE said she was married to the respondent John ROE on the 16th of December, 1878, at the registry office, Penzance. He was a miner. After the marriage they lived at Helston. The marriage did not turn out a happy one. She found out that the respondent had formed an improper intimacy with a girl named Susan HALLAM. She accused him to that effect. He at first denied, but afterwards he admitted it was true. That was in 1880. After that he left her, telling her he was going to America, and that she would have to do the best she could for herself. He left her, and she had never seen him since. John SEMMINGS said he was now a miner in Cornwall. In 1881 he met the respondent at Higher Mountain, Michigan, working at the iron ore mine there. Roe was leading a bad life. He {witness} left America in 1883, and returned to this country. James PEMBERTHY, another miner, gave similar evidence. His LORDSHIP pronounced a decree nisi, and gave petitioner the custody of the child.

Death of a Self-Taught Man—There occurred at St. Ives on Sunday evening the death of Mr. James Rowe, who for 50 years had been a very successful schoolmaster. Mr. Rowe was in every way a remarkable man. Entirely self-taught, he was a man before he learned to write. He became wonderfully proficient in the higher branches of mathematics, and he had frequent correspondence with mathematical authorities respecting problems of more than ordinary interest. In this branch, and in grammar, Mr. Rowe was considered an efficient teacher, and many lads who have risen to high positions, both at home and abroad, have to thank him in great extent for the education which has enabled them to do so.

Monday, 7 Nov


INFORMATION FOR CREDITORS—James NICHOLAS and John RICHARDS, trading as Nicholas and Richards, painters, glaziers and paper hangers, Penzance, first and final dividend of 9s. 2½d. in the £, payable November 17th, Official Receiver’s. Truro.


LOGAN–WILLIAMS—At Penzance, November 2, Mr. Dundas Logan, to Miss Fanny Williams, both of Penzance.

OLDS–UREN—At Hea, October 31, Mr. James Henry Olds, butcher, to Miss Mary Jane Uren, both of St. Just.

RICHARDS–PARKER—At Ebenezer Chapel, Plymouth, November 2, William Richards, of St. Ives, to Mary Elizabeth Martin, only daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Parker, of Plymouth.


BANFIELD—At St. Mary’s Scilly, November 4, Mr. John Banfield, of the firm of Banfield and Sons, ship agents, of Penzance and Scilly, aged 61.

RICHARDS—At Tolcarne, Newlyn, October 328 Elizabeth, wife of Mr. John D. Richards, aged 60.

Thursday, 10 Nov


MORRAB HOUSE, PENZANCE—It is stated that Mr. KING, Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools for this district, has purchased Morrab House, Penzance, for the sum of £2,800. This prettily situated residence has for a long time been in the market, and Mr. King was one of the bidders when the house was recently offered for sale by auction.

THE ST. IVES HARBOUR QUESTION—Mr. Bedford BOLITHO has very kindly offered to guarantee the funds needed towards carrying out the work proposed with regard to St. Ives Harbour. A meeting of the Town Council on the subject is reported in our third page.

Monday, 14 Nov


PRIZE DISTRIBUTION AT PENZANCE—The annual distribution of prizes to the members of the Penzance Rifle Volunteer Company took place on Tuesday night in St. Johns Hall. Notwithstanding the inclement weather, there was a large attendance, including a number of ladies. The chair was occupied by Mr. Wellington DALE (Mayor), who was supported by Mr. T. Bedford BOLITHO, M.P., Major ROSS, Mr. T. CORNISH, and the officers of the corps Major MATTHEWS and Lieuts. CORNISH and MILTON. Before distributing the prizes the Mayor referred to the origin and progress of the Volunteer movement, and emphasised the indebtedness the country was under to the Volunteers. Speaking of the Penzance corps, he mentioned the great interest taken in the movement in the early days by the late Mr. T.S. Bolitho, and urged on the corps to foster a spirit of emulation, as without the existence of a friendly rivalry among the members the company could not sustain its reputation.

BANKRUPTCY OF MR. W. C. BORLASE ANOTHER ADJOURNMENT—At the London Bankruptcy Court, on Wednesday, Mr. William Copeland Borlase, late M.P. for the St. Austell division, whose petition was filed in July last, was called upon to undergo his public examination before Mr. Registrar Giffard. On the case being called, Mr. COOPER WILLIS, who appeared on behalf of the trustee to the estate, said he had to apply for another postponement. On the 13th August last, the date first fixed for the examination of the debtor, the trustee had only just received his certificate, and an adjournment was asked for on the grounds that the debtor had been obliged to go abroad for the benefit of his health. Only two or three days ago, the trustee had ascertained that Mr. Borlase was in Ireland, and required £10 to enable him to come over to this country. That was a request the trustee could not comply with, and the debtors solicitor had stated that he did not know his client would be required to attend that day.

Mr. WOLFF said he appeared on behalf of a large creditor. The debtor had been guilty of gross contempt of Court in not attending there that day. The statement of affairs was filed as long ago as July last, and the sooner it was shown that members of Parliament were not allowed to treat the Court in the way Mr. Borlase had the better. He should ask the Registrar to make a peremptory order that the debtor should attend there at an early date.
The REGISTRAR—We had better have a day fixed.
Mr. WOLFF—I do not oppose it as long as the adjournment is a short one.
Mr. WILLIS—The debtor has given no information to the trustee, who is anxious that before the debtor comes here to be publicly examined he should attend privately at my clients office, so that the trustee may be prepared to put the necessary questions at the examination before the Registrar. I ask for a reasonable adjournment to admit of that being done.
The OFFICIAL RECEIVER—At present we have no deficiency account.
The examination was then adjourned until November 30th at noon. Mr. Van Trump, the debtor’s solicitor, agreeing to accept service of the order for attendance on behalf of his client.
Mr. WILLIS intimated that a further adjournment would be necessary after the date now fixed by the Court.


JEWELL—At Cornwall-terrace, Penzance, October 12, the wife of W.J. Jewell, a daughter.

WOOLCOCK—At Penzance, November 11, the wife of Mr. Albert Woolcock, a son.


FOX–ROGERS—At St. Mary’s Newmarket, November 9, by the Rev. C.H. ROGERS, M.A., vicar of Broxted, Essex, brother of the bride, John Alfred Fox, only son of the late Arthur Fox, Tregea House, Penzance, to Maud Florence, youngest daughter of the late Samuel Rogers, of Newmarket.

Thursday, 17 Nov


FORTHCOMING MARRIAGE—A marriage has been arranged between MR. W.E.T. BOLITHO, son of Mr. Wm. Bolitho, of Polwithen, Penzance and Ethel Grace, second daughter of Mr. R.B.A. MACLEOD, of Cadboll and Invergardon Castle, Rothshire, N.B. [Corrected from W.F.T. BOLITHO by Tim Wilmot 18 Nov 2010]


PENBERTHY—At Penzance, November 10, the wife of Mr. Charles Penberthy, a daughter.

WILLS—At Penzance, November 11, the wife of Mr. William H. Wills, a son—since dead.


BRUFF–JOHNS—At Ashbury Methodist Episcopal Church, New York, October 24, Mr. Charles M. Bruff, of New York, to Jessie, youngest daughter of Mr. John T. Johns, engine-driver, Hea Moor, Penzance.

HALL–PERKINS—At Penzance, November 15, Mr. John S. Hall, grocer, Penzance, to Miss Harriet Grace Perkins, of Norton House, Penzance.

HOSKING–CARE—At St. Buryan, November 12, Augustus, fourth son of Mr. James Hosking, of Boscawen-rose, to Mary Ann, only daughter of Mr. Henry Care, of Boskenna, St. Buryan.

WOOD–SWIFT—At Hull, November 2, Thomas Newman Wood, of the Western-Union Telegraph Company, Penzance, to Kathrine Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Mr. Richard Swift, of Southwell, Nottinghamshire.


BAILEY—At Penzance, November 15, Mary, daughter of the late Mr. James Bailey, baker, aged 62.

BRANDER—At Penzance, November 14, Mary Ann, relict of Mr. William B. Brander chief officer coastguard, aged 74.

HOSKING—At Penzance, November 12, Mr. Henry Hosking, aged 21.

ROSKILLY—At Osceala, Michigan (from an accident in the Tamarack Mine), October 22, Mr. Richard Roskilly (a native of St. Ives), aged 50.

Monday, 21 Nov


INFORMATION FOR CREDITORS— … Arthur WILLIAMS, the younger, fisherman, Newlyn-in-Paul, first and final dividend of 5s. 3 ½ d in the £, payable some time and place. …




TOMAN—At ___, November 17, Agnes, daughter of Mr. Thomas Toman, of the Land’s End Hotel, aged 28.

Thursday, 24 Nov


CORNISH MEN AND CORNISH MATTERS—I have said nothing about Mr. W. C. BORLASE and his misfortunes. No one ever expected such a complete and apparently irremediable termination to a most promising career; nor, I think, does anyone outside a very small circle really understand how it has all come about. Few things have vexed me more sorely that this disappearance from a scene which he was so well qualified to adorn, and in which he had proved himself capable of doing his country yeoman service. It is impossible for me, at any rate, not to feel deeply sympathetic, and I believe there would be more sympathy than is felt now, at any rate, in some quarters, if the whole facts were fully known. There is too much half-knowledge just at present, and I doubt whether the gap will ever be really supplied. I am not in a position to say all I know, nor is it likely there will ever be a full speaking out.


MATTHEWS—At Penzance, November 21, the wife of Mr. John Matthews, a son.

REYNOLDS—At Hea, Madron, November 20, the wife of Mr. W. Reynolds, a daughter.

TAYLOR—At Regent’s-terrace, Penzance, November 22, the wife of J.C.E. Taylor, a son.


MICHELL–BEARE—At the Wesleyan Chapel, Penzance, November 16, by the Rev. E. WORKMAN, Edward H. Michell, to Mary Jane (Minnie Beare.


TREWAVAS—At Mousehole, November 18, Mr. John Trewavas, cooper, aged 94.

UREN—At Street-an-Garrow, St. Ives, November 19, Mary Michell, relict of Mr. Philip Uren, aged [?6].

Monday, 28 Nov


PENZANCE—ILLNESS OF Mr. WILLIAM TRYTHALL—Our readers will be glad to hear that Mr. William Trythall, solicitor, Penzance, is able to leave his bed for the first time for nearly a month. Mr. Trythall sustained an injury to his spine by an accident outside the Law Institution in London in January last. He was confined to his room for many weeks on his return, but seemed to have been on a fair road to recovery until a relapse occurred some weeks since. Mr. Trythall’s accident has naturally quite upset his nervous system, but we hope to hear, since he is again able to get down stairs, that his health may rapidly and permanently improve.

Thursday, 1 Dec


FUNERAL of Mr. S.H. James—The funeral of the late Mr. S. H. James, purser of Botallack mine, St. Just, whose death is referred to in our third page, took place on Tuesday at St. Just Parish Church, in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends. The service was conducted by the Rev. J. A. Reeve, vicar of the parish, assisted by the curate.


WILLEY—At 12, Regent-terrace, Penzance, November 27, the wife of J. Willey, of a son.


CARNELL–THOMAS—At Madron, November 27, Mr. Joseph Herny Carnell, farmer, of Carntiscoe, Lelant, to Mary Jane, daughter of the late Mr. William Thomas, of Carnyorth, St. Just.

THOMAS–CARNELL—At Madron, November 26, Mr, Alfred James Thomas, of Carnyorth, St. Just, farmer, to Martha Jane, daughter of the late Mr. Henry Carnell, of Carntiscoe, Lelant.


BLEWETT—At Mousehole, November 22, Mr. George Blewett, aged 67.

BUCKETT—At the Mount’s Bay Hotel, Penzance (the residence of her sister), November 26, Elinor, wife of A. H. Buckett, jun., and fourth daughter of Capt. George Hernaman.

EDDY—At Treen, Zennor, November 23, Mr. Thomas Eddy, innkeeper, aged 53.

JAMES—At Penzance, November 25, Stephen Harvey James, of St. Just-in-Penwith, aged 66.

KNEEBONE—At Torncoath, Paul, November 21, Mr, Thomas Henry Kneebone, farmer, aged 66.

PROWSE—At Treen, St. Levan, November 25, Mr. Israel Prowse, aged 32.

ROWE—At Paul, November 25, Mr. John Rowe, carrier, aged 80.

ROSEWALL—At St. Ives, November 25, Mary, relict of Arthur Rosewall.

Monday, 5 Dec


THE BANKRUPTCY OF MR. W. C. BORLASE [testimony abridged & paraphrased in some places] Public Examination; Painful Disclosures In the London Bankruptcy Court, on Wednesday afternoon, before Mr. Registrar Gifford, Mr. W. C. Borlase of Laregan, Cornwall, and late M.P. for St. Austell Division, was called upon to undergo his public examination as a bankrupt. Mr. Brown appeared on behalf of the trustee, Mr. Aldridge for the Official Receiver, Mr. Woolf for Madame Louise de Quiros, a creditor, and Mr. Terrell for the debtor. The accounts filed showed gross liabilities £42,653, of which £19,037 is unsecured, and assets £6,571.

Debtor, examined by Mr. Woolf, said “I was Assistant Secretary to the Local Government for three or four months during Mr. Gladstone’s late Government.
What salary attached to the office?—£1,500 to begin with, but it was cut down, as was that of the Board of Trade Secretary, to £1,200. I drew the salary for three or four months once a month, I think.
When did you draw it, and what did you do with it?—About £300. What did you do with it?—I used it for my own purposes in paying my debts.
To whom did you pay these Treasury drafts?—I cashed them usually at my club.
Did you keep no books at all?—None whatsoever.
You return amongst your liabilities, under list D, my client, Louise de Quimba, as entitled to £3,110.3s.4d, and you say that the liability was incurred between October, 1883, and January, 1887?—No doubt.
You append to this item in your statement, “This lady claims this sum for money alleged to be lent to me by her between those dates, and has recovered judgment for upwards of £3,700. 3s. 6d, part thereof in default of my being unable to pay that sum into Court in order to defend the action, but I do not admit the claim, as she has in her possession jewellery, furniture, and other articles I had purchased, the monetary value of which exceeds her claim.” Is that true?—Absolutely.
[Testimony continued—covering 3 columns of print, which elicited the facts that Mr. Borlase had bought furniture, etc. for her home, had guaranteed the lease for the home, and bought jewellery which he gave her. He also signed over some of the Treasury checks to her, to “help with expenses”. (However, he later admitted she had purchased many of the items on his behalf & at his direction, at her own expense.) He admitted she accosted him in Trafalgar-square, and demanded he return £500 that he had forced her to borrow from another person (Mr. Joseph Brown.) which behaviour he felt was designed to embarrass him. He had made further loans, using her furniture as security. He also later admitted she had pawned the jewellery to obtain money for him to pay a stock-broker. At the time, he wrote her “your conduct has been one of the noblest instances of self-sacrifice on the part of a woman of which I have ever heard.” He admitted he allowed the servants to address him as “Mr. de Quiros,” and that he lived in her residence. He was married at the time. Evidently in 1885, she discovered he was married, and “insisted at two o’clock in the morning on walking down the street with me, and she went into my wife’s bedroom and told her who she was, and who I was.”]
Had you hidden from her that you had a wife up to that time?—She did not know it at the time.
[Until 1887, he wrote her notes addressing her as “My Darling” and signing with nicknames—asking her to use his name as a reference, and take out more loans. Even a few hundred, he felt, could keep him from the clutches of his creditors. The other creditors attempted to lay claim to the furniture, which Madame’s lawyer rebuffed. There was no conclusion at the end of the article; the Registrar taking the case under advisement until January 11th next. More details of this session in the next paper.]

Mr. John Batten CORNISH, second son of Mr. Thomas Cornish, the Town Clerk of Penzance, and who recently passed his final examination and became a solicitor, has also passed seventh in the first class, the competition being among 400 students.

Thursday, 8 Dec


INFORMATION FOR CREDITORS— … Western Traction Engine Co, LTD; A general meeting will be held at Balleswidden, St. Just, on January 3rd, for the purpose of showing the manner in which the winding up has been conducted and the property disposed of.
Thomas ROBERTS, farmer, Trengothal, parish of St. Leven—first and final dividend 8s.6 ½ d in the £ payable December 24th, Official Receiver, Truro.
Mr. TONKIN, builder, Hea Moor, Madron, and Penzance—application for debtor’s discharge will be heard January 19th, 11 a.m., Truro Court.

Mr. BORLASE’s BANKRUPTCY—part 2. [Lawyers discussed Castle HORNECK, which brought in £1,200 yearly; Laregan, which was charged to the extent of £1,000, and 4 farms in St. Just which had not been included in his statements. Mr. Borlase maintained these properties were “unencumbered’ with debt, and he had unintentionally overlooked them in his statement; the lawyers tried to ascertain the truth of the claim & the value of the property. One mentioned the ‘suitability’ of the questions the day before.]

Mr. WOOLFE, representing Madame de Quiros, said he was anxious that the examination should be conducted without causing any unnecessary pain to anybody. At the previous examination an answer had been given by the bankrupt—unsolicited by him—which he (Mr. Woolf) had since been instructed to give the most unqualified denial to it, and he had in his possession a letter which he did not wish to read unless he was compelled to, which would prove what he stated to be well-founded. [The lawyers then exchanged pleasantries about keeping questioning “of the driest possible character.” Mr. Borlase said his statement the day before was “perfectly and absolutely true.” Mr Woolf then asked him to produce the letter he claimed Madame de Quiros wrote; Mr. Borlase said he could not lay his hands on it. Mr. B. then admitted he had ‘dined’ with the lady until she put a stop to it, in January 1887. Finally, he admitted the visits had been on the same terms as in 1886—and he acknowledged authorship of several incriminating letters. (addressed to “My darling” signed “Love, Willie.”) The questioning continued, but this time more pointedly, with letters reinforcing Madame’s case. Mr. Borlase signed promissory notes, but said he was still taking loans from many ‘friends;’ he acknowledged receiving £1,000 from Madame when she put up her jewellery as security for a loan, but maintained as it was his property, she hadn’t loaned it to him. He admitted he’d received £7,950 in 1887 alone, but had given his trustee only £5,000, and stated he resented the idea that he should have to account for the difference; he had no idea how it was spent. Madame had obtained judgments against him, but he had never paid them. He had paid Mr. Van Trump, and the money had gone to Mr. Wright. He did not know how many people he owed money to, as he never kept books. He went to Portugal and Spain on a trip, and while there arranged with Mr. Alwyn Kent, his brother in law, to issue bills, which were later discounted, and from which he (Mr. B.) had not received ‘one penny.’ His income up to his Uncle’s (the Rev. John COPELAND) death was about £2,000; as the uncle had been very generous with him in the past; Mr. B. had had “great expectations” which were never realized. In 1887, Miss EDYE, of Coombe Royal, Devonshire, had lent him £2,000. Miss TURNER gave £1,000; the lawyer asked how he disposed of it. Mr. B. stated “I do not and cannot remember details. My head has been in a whirl about these matters ever since.” He went to Scotland and Ireland on another trip, which was the cause of the delay in his hearings. He then admitted Madame de Quiros had discovered him in a carriage with his lawyer in London when he was supposedly on the trip, and had then demanded her money be repaid; he felt her action was intended to embarrass him, and so negated her financial claim. Case was adjourned until Jan. 11th.]


KINGDON—At Penzance, December 5, the wife of the Rev. F. Hawker Kingdon, of a daughter.


ANSTEY–PAUL—At St. John’s, Hammersmith, November 24, H. Christopher Anstey, of Keble College, Oxford, and assistant curate of St. Augustine’s, Croydon, son of the late Charles Christopher Anstey, of Caius College, Cambridge, (formerly rector of St. Levan, Cornwall), to Bertha Amy, youngest daughter of Theodore Paul, of The Lodge, Thwaite St. Mary, Norfolk.

QUICK–VEAL—At Penzance, December 5, Mr. John Mitchell Quick to Miss Mary Jane Veal, both of St. Ives.

ROBERTS–WALTERS—At Penzance, December 4, Richard Wakem Roberts, chief officer of the ship “Maraval” (son of the late Capt. W. H. Roberts, of Penzance), to Annie, eldest daughter of Mr. W. H. Walters.


BODINNER—At Mousehole, December 2, Elizabeth, relict of Mr. James Bodinner, aged 62.

BECKERLEG—At St. Ives, December 2, Wilmot, wife of Mr. Edward Beckerleg, aged 71.

DOIDGE—At Clarence-street, Penzance, December 2, Maria, wife of Mr, John Doidge, aged 31.

Monday, 12 Dec


WEST PENWITH PETTY SESSIONS—At these sessions, on Wednesday last, before Messrs. Thomas W. Field and S.T.G. Downing, James ROWE, a Madron farmer, was fined 14s. for omitting to get a dog license. John James COCK, of Penzance, was ordered to pay 6d. weekly towards the maintenance of his little girl now in a reformatory. A charge of cruelly working a horse, which had been injured in the hoof, but was thought to be quite recovered after rest and treatment for three months, was dismissed as against Mr. Sidney BAZELEY, of the firm of Messrs. Bazeley and Sons, merchants, Penzance, but one of their waggoners, George ANGWIN, was fined 14s. as he admitted to Inspector RIGG, of the RSPCA, that he was glad the horse had been stopped on its journey. The license of the Keigwin Arms, Mousehole, was transferred to John TRENOWETH; that of the Red Lion, Newlyn, from James JENKIN to John BRANCH. Alice MARTIN, formerly a domestic servant in Penzance, obtained an order for 2s. a week on Frederick GREEN, of the same place, for the maintenance of her child, and Elizabeth Ann HAND a similar order on William Charles EDWARDS, the former being of Ludgvan, and the latter of Gulval. In both cases Mr. Wellington DALE was for the applicants, and Mr. G. L. BODILLY for the defendants.

ST. IVES I.O.G.T.—An open lodge entertainment was given by the members of the “St. Ives Bay” Lodge in the Public Hall on Wednesday evening to a large audience. The Chairman (Br. John Stevens, W.C.T.) after the W. Chap., Br. A. W. Holtan, had offered up a prayer, touched very feelingly on the death of Mr. John Thomas, whose funeral had taken place that day. Mr. Thomas had been a pledged teetotaler for over forty-nine years, and since the death of the late Mr. William Docton had been the chairman of the Teetotal Society. In Good Templary Mr. Thomas took a strong interest, was a good Liberal, and a staunch Gladstonian. A letter of condolence to the deceased’s friends will be sent from the lodge. The entertainment consisted of songs, recitations, and speeches by the members. Miss M. H. Richards presiding at the piano, and also giving a solo; songs by Brs. Ninnis and Tanner, and Sisters Job, Stevens, and Noall; speeches &c by Brs. Anthony; James (recitation), Faull, Quick, Richards, and Bodcock; and ___ by the members brought a most enjoyable evening to a close.

DEATH AT ST. IVES—The death has occurred of Mr. Charles Bawden, who for the last ten weeks had been confined to his house. From the first, no hopes of a recovery were entertained by his medical advisors. Mr. Bawden was universally liked. He had been overseer and Guardian, and was only thirty-three years old. In politics he was a Liberal and Home Ruler. He leaves a widow and one child. The Rev. T. Q. Bawden, New Connexion, is his brother.

St. IVES PETTY SESSIONS—At these sessions, on Wednesday, before Messrs. W. Craze (Mayor), Joshua Daniel, Capt. W. Paynter, and Dr. Staff, J.P.’s, S. Williams summoned Samuel WILLIAMS, sen., Peter WILLIAMS, and Louisa WILLIAMS for using abusive language, and asked that the defendants might be bound over to keep the peace. The whole affair arose out of a family feud. After a patient hearing, the magistrates decided to bind over both Samuel and peter WILLIAMS to find sureties of £5 each and each to pay his own costs.
Jacob CORIN was summoned for being drunk, disorderly, using bad language, and assaulting P. C. Bennetts in the execution of his duty on the 26th ult. Corin pleaded guilty to all the charges, and was fined £1 and costs, 10s.6d, which were paid. Francis THOMAS and George STEVENS were summoned for fighting on the Terrace on November 27th (Sunday), and so committing a breach of the peace. Thomas pleaded guilty, but said it was self-defense, and Stevens pleaded guilty, both being fined 10s. each and costs, amounting to £1.3s, these sums also being paid. Several poor-rate defaulters were summoned and orders were granted.


BAWDEN—At St. Ives, December 8, Mr. Charles Bawden, grocer, aged 33.

Thursday, 15 Dec


PENZANCE BOARD OF GUARDIANS—“Seven Truro Ratepayers” wrote an anonymous letter to the Penzance Guardians a fortnight ago in reference to a woman named DEVANY, belonging to Penzance, but living in Truro, and in receipt of parochial relief. No notice was taken of the communication at the time, but the clerk (Mr. Cornish) opened a correspondence with Mr. Marrack (the Truro clerk) with the result that inquiries were set on foot. The “Seven Ratepayers” sent a further letter, which was read at the meeting of the Penzance Guardians on Thursday, in which they accused Devany of being a common prostitute, and of having a cart from spirit stores call at her home at frequent intervals. Mr. Marrack wrote, however, stating that there was not the slightest foundation for the charges made by “Seven Truro Ratepayers.” The charges were doubtless made by spiteful neighbours. Davany was very diminutive, but was able partly to earn her living. She was a very industrious and well-conducted person. The Chairman – These seven ratepayers seem to have had no excuse for defaming this poor woman, under a concealed name. Dr. HELM – the question is whether we ought to have read the letter at all. (hear, hear) Nothing further was said upon the subject.


ROWE—At Penzance, December 10, the wife of Mr. John H. Rowe, of a daughter—since dead.


HARRIS–GRIBBLE—At Gulval, December 12, Mr. Joseph Harris, youngest son of the late Mr. Harris, Penzance, to Miss Annie Maddern Gribble, of Trevarrack, Gulval.

RESEIGH–BENNETTS—At Hea, Madron, December 13, Mr. William T. Reseigh, tin streamer, to Miss Rebecca Bennetts, both of St. Just.


CROCKER—At Penzance, December 4, Mr. James Crocker, aged 22.

HAMLEY—At Leskinnick-terrace, Penzance, December 7, aged 72, Jane Hamley (formerly housekeeper to the late Mr. Richard Hidderley, Camborne).

QUICK—At St. Ives, December 10, Mary, wife of Mr. James Quick, aged 59.

RICHARDS—At Heamoor, Madron, December 6, Mr. Edward B. Richards, aged 30.

TRUDGEON—At Gulval, December 7, Grace, relict of Mr. Richard Trudgeon, blacksmith, aaged 77.

Monday, 19 Dec


ACCIDENTS AT PENZANCE—Mrs. Gribble, of Trevarrack, Gulval, an elderly woman, was knocked down by the running out of a draper’s revolving shutters, and the upper part of her thigh so badly broken that it cannot be set. The seven-year-old little girl of Mr. Edwin Michell, hatter, has been so severely scalded in her bath that she is in a dangerous state. The bath was near the kitchen range, and the fountain of hot water fell over, and severely scalded her legs and body. Mrs. Michell also is seriously ill from the shock. One of the youngest lads in the Cornishman’s offices – Way Richards of Newlyn – got his right hand under the cylinder of the printing machine, and so crushed it that he will certainly lose his second finger, if not the first.

FIRE AT ST. IVES—A fire broke out at St. Ives on Friday evening, in a workshop in the meadow occupied by Mr. William Burrell. About half-past five o’clock an alarm was raised, and the fire bell run for the fire engine. In about 20 minutes two houses adjoining the workshop were in flames – one occupied by Mr. Charles Paynter, and the other by Mrs. Coles. The three were completely burnt to the ground. A great deal of damage was done by the fire to houses adjoining. Mr. Burrell left his workshop about four o’clock, and there was no fire in the shop at the time. He has lost a quantity of tolls and other things, which are uninsured. Underneath his shop is a store occupied by Mr. W. H. Care [Cure?] in which were a quantity of laths, slate, cement, &c. which were destroyed and buried with the debris. The property belongs to Mr. Bazeley’s representative. It is feared that some of the fishermen living near have lost their nets, which were in lofts at the back of the workshop.


WEMYSS–TREWEEKE—At St. Pauls, Edinburgh, December 15, John Leith Wemyss, Esq., of the Abercorn Gardens, Piershill, and Penang, Straits Settlements, to Laura Blanche Curbenwin [Curgenven?] Treweeke, of Ferris Vills, Truro, only daughter of Thomas Henry Treweeke, of Alma Vills, Uny Lelant, Cornwall.


CALDWELL—At Penzance, aged 85, Mr. William Caldwell, many years in the coastguard service, and father of Counsellor James Caldwell.

CHARTER—At Gilbralter, November 15, Lieut. Commander W. B. Charter, of H. M. S. “Grapler,” brother-in-law of the Rev. Frank Hawker Kingdon, some time curate of St. John’s, Penzance, now of Madron.

Thursday, 22 Dec


DEATH of MR. GEORGE BEARE—Mr. George Beare, head of the firm of Messrs. Beare and Sons, printers and [stall news?], Penzance, died on Monday morning, after an illness of a few hours. Mr. Beare, who was only 28 years of age, was apparently in his ordinary health on Saturday evening, and on Sunday morning got up and dressed as usual. During the afternoon, however, he was seized by a violent internal inflammation. At night he got rapidly worse, and though at five o’clock on Monday morning he was able to partake of slight nourishment, he succumbed two hours later. Mr. Beare, who was generally respected in the town, was unmarried, but he leaves a widowed mother and several other relatives to mourn their loss.

FATAL RESULT OF A SCALDING ACCIDENT—The seven-year-old daughter of Mr. Edwin Michell, hatter, of Penzance, who was accidentally scalded through boiling water being upset a fortnight since, died on Sunday.


MATTHEWS–BOTTRELL—At St, Just, Penzance, December 17, Mr. James Matthews, to Mrs. Emily Bottrell, both of St. Just.

NOY–BERRYMAN—At Gulval, December 14, Mr. Thomas Noy, farmer, Gulval, to Miss Thomasine Curnow Berryman, of Penderleaf [?sp], Towednack.

OVERY–PENGELLY—At Penzance, December 15, Mr. Morris Alfred Overy of Kent, to Miss Mary Pellew Pengelly, of Penzance.

PURNELL–DREW—At Penzance, December 10, Mr. Charles H. Purnell, to Louisa, only daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Drew, both of Penzance.


BLEWETT—At Penzance, December 16, Mrs. Elizabeth Blewett, aged 67.

BATTEN—At Paul, December 18, Mr. John Batten, gardener, aged 77.

BEARE—At Market-place, Penzance, December 19, Mr. George Beare, printer and stationer, aged 27.

EDWARDS—At Penzance, December 16, Emma, daughter of Mr. John Edwards, of the “Lady of the Isles,” aged 10.

MICHELL—At St. Mary’s-terrace, Penzance, December 18, Janie, child of Edwin and Jane Michell, aged 8.

REED—At Tearoha West, Walarangdon [?], near Auckland, New Zealand, October 2, from the results of a dynamite explosion, Mr. George Reed, formerly of St. Just, aged 50.

STEVENS—At Victoria place, St. Ives, December 16, Mr. John Stevens, aged 69.

TAYLOR—At Penzance, December 19, Miss Sarah Taylor, aged 68.

THOMAS—At Botrea, Sancreed, December 17, Grace, wife of Mr. Henry Thomas, aged 34.

TONKIN—At Street-an-Nowan, Paul, December 19, Mr. Bryant Tonkin, carpenter, aged ___.

TASKIS—At Tregriffian, St. Just, Mr. William White Taskis, aged 29.

WILLS—At Newlyn, Penzance, December 18, Alice, wife of Mr. John Wills, aged 75.

Monday, 26 Dec


STAPLES—At Penzance, December 21, the wife of Mr. Charles Staples, of a son.


HOSKING–PROWSE—At Pendeen, December 17, Mr. Richard Hosking, to Miss Mary Prowse, both of Boscaswell.


ELLIOTT—At Penzance, December 23, Mary Jane, wife of Mr. John Elliott, aged 33.

Thursday, 29 Dec


DOBLE–BLOFIELD—At Stoke Damerel, December 28, William John, eldest son of Mr. Edward Doble, of Penzance, to Rosa Lily, fourth daughter of Mr. C. Blofield, late chief boatswain H. M. Dockyard, Devonport.

HAWKE–DREWETT—At St. Ives, December 27, Mr. P. H. W. Hawke, to Miss Mary A Drewett, both of St. Ives.

PURNELL–DREW—At St. John’s, Penzance, December 10, Mr. Charles H. Purnell, to Louisa, only daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Drew, both of Penzance.

STONE–MATTHEWS—At St. Buryan, December 24, Mr. John Warren Stone, to Miss Elizabeth Jane Matthews, both of St. Buryan.


STEVENS—At Victoria-place, St. Ives, December 16, Mr. John Stevens, aged 79.