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Monday, 4 Apr


GILES—At Mousehole, March 29, Nanny, relict of Mr. Joseph Giles, relieving officer, aged 86.

LEVIN–At Penzance, April 3, Mr. Israel Levin, jeweller and dealer in fancy goods, aged 71.

Thursday, 7 Apr


PENBERTHY—At St. Ives, April 3, the wife of Mr. Lewis Penberthy, of a daughter.

READ—In London, S.E., March 30, the wife of Mr. W. C. Read, late of Penzance, of a son.


BARBER—At St. Ives, March 31, Mr. E.H. Barber, aged 49.

DANIEL—At Pendeen, St. Just, March 31, Betsy, relict of Mr. Matthew Daniel, aged 66.

DOWNING—At Penzance, April 4, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Downing, aged 54.

Monday, 11 Apr


West Penwith Petty Sessions—At these sessions, on Wednesday, before Messrs. T. Bedford Bolitho (chairman), C.C. Ross, T. Robins Bolitho, and T.W. Field,
—Joseph Pollard, of Troon, St. Buryan, was fined 13s. 6d. for allowing bullocks to stray.
—Joseph Mitchell and Thomas Trembath, carriers, have each to pay within a week 10s. and costs for removing shingle from the seashore just off the west end of Penzance's promenade. They said it was for the rebuilding of Madron Church.
—Thomas Richards, of Canon's Town, mason, was ordered to pay 1s. a week towards his mother's maintenance.
—The license of the Marazion Hotel was transferred from Mr. J.T. Angore to Mr. W. Oats.
—John Williams, plasterer, and Richard Harris, carpenter, of Marazion, were fined 14s. each for disturbing Divine worship at All Saints’ Church in that township.

Labour in the stone quarries near Penzance is said to be very scarce at present.


ELLIS—At Pendeen, April 3[?], the wife of Mr. Thomas Ellis, “un.”, of a son.


HAWKINS–TREWERN—At Penzance, April 6, Mr. Joseph Hawkins, to Jessie Eddy, daughter of the late Capt. John Trewern, of Penzance.

NEWTON–GRENFELL—At Pendeen, April 2, Mr. W.J. Newton, to Miss Mary Jane Grenfell, of Carnyorth, Pendeen.


GRENFELL—At Penzance, April 10, Mr. Henry Grenfell, M.R.C.S. house-surgeon to the Penzance Dispensary and Infirmary, aged 47.

POWELL—At Penzance, April 6, Mr. Thomas Powell, missionary of the London Missionary Society, aged 69.

WEYMOUTH—At Penzance, April 5, Mrs. Susanna Usticke Weymouth, aged 79.

Thursday, 14 Apr


Sudden Death - Early on Sunday morning Mr. Henry Grenfell, M.R.C.S., house-surgeon to the Penzance Dispensary and Infirmary, died at his residence, Morrab's-road, Penzance. Mr. Grenfell attended to his duties early on Saturday morning, but at about 11 o'clock he was seized with a fit of apoplexy. He remained unconscious during the remainder of the day, and, in spite of all that medical skill could do, he died at eight o'clock on Sunday morning. The deceased gentleman, who was about 47 years of age, was highly respected in the town and neighbourhood.

The Pilchard Fishery—The Cornish pilchard fishery for years past has not been in the healthy condition in which “One and All” would care to see it. Prices have gradually become smaller and smaller, until at last the poor fishermen have become almost reduced to despair. As is well known, our principal customer for a very long period has been Italy, the inhabitants of other countries consuming them in small quantities only.

In a circular, dated Chyandour, March 31st, Messrs. T. Bolitho and Sons note those latter facts, and state “that from present appearances, pilchards must be sold at very low prices unless the quantity caught should be small, or fish of better quality can be secured.” During the past season the pilchards shipped from Mount’s Bay and St. Ives sold at prices ranging from 42s. down to 20s. per hogshead, and even lower, from which the cost of freight and other expenses must be deducted. “Selected Fish,” however, continues the circular, “cured in pickle, and carefully packed and pressed, have sold for at least 20s. per hogshead extra.” Therefore, fish of better quality and price must be sent, or the trade will vanish altogether. How the better quality is to be secured, Messrs. Bolitho and Sons say:—First—By careful selection of none but the best fish. Second—By putting them into tanks or barrels for pickling immediately on being landed. Third—By very careful washing and throwing out all doubtful fish. Fourth—By using half hogsheads, to contain 224 lbs. of fish (or even smaller packages), instead of using whole hogsheads, containing 448 lbs., great attention being paid to the packing and pressing.

It is of much importance to secure good packages, and the names of curers should be printed, by the use of a stencil plate, on the head of each cask, instead of being branded or marked otherwise as heretofore. We are of opinion that the system of curing pilchards in very small quantities must be put an end to, and we strongly advise that the small parcels of drift fish should be sold fresh as landed, and cured in fewer cellars, but the cellars must be improved. There can be no doubt that the want of air and light has tended to injure fish in the process of cure. The seine owners can take care of themselves, but our remarks will apply not less forcibly to them than to the drift fishermen. It is not probable that we shall again purchase any large quantity of pilchards, but we shall continue to feel the same interest as we have always felt in everything connected with the pilchard fishery.

Coming, as they do, from a high authority, and especially under the circumstances noted, the advice contained in the circular is worth careful consideration. The Bolithos have for many years been the largest buyers, in the trade, and their partial retirement is to be regretted. They have put a large capital in the business, and, whilst seeking to do their best for themselves from a commercial point of view, have ever aided the fisherman to the greatest extent. It is some consolation to receive their assurance that they will “continue to feel the same interest as we have always felt in everything connected with the pilchard fishery.” The proceedings which have recently taken place in connection with the visit of the Rev. J.E. Hargreaves to Italy show how necessary it is that some decided steps should be taken to preserve and develop the foreign demand. It would, indeed, be a county calamity if so material a portion of the piscine branch of the “fish, tin, and copper” industry as the taking and curing of pilchards should become practically defunct.


HARVEY—At Penzance, April 4, the wife of Mr. William Harvey, of a son.


SYMONS–TROTH—At St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, Mr. George Symons, of Penzance, to Miss Troth, of Scilly.


ASH—At Mousehole, April 8, Mr. William Ash, aged 28.

CHAMPION—At 29, Alverton-street, Penzance, April 11, Mr. John Champion corn and manure merchant, aged 67.

DREW—At Adeiside-street, Penzance, April 10, Mr. Samuel Drew (for 25 years in the employ of Messrs. Simpson, and Co., outfitters, Penzance), aged 61.

JILBERT—At St. Buryan, April 12, Mr. William Jilbert, aged 78.

LAWRENCE—At Trembath, Madron, April 7, Jane, daughter of Mr. William Lawrence, farmer and market gardener, aged 40.

LOVERING—At Penzance, April 7, Matilda Lovering, aged 40.

NINNISS—At Crowlas, Ludgvan, April 7, Eliza Ann relict of Mr. Francis Ninnis, formerly of Gulval, aged 72.

Monday, 18 Apr


TONKIN—At Pietermaritsburg, March 3, the wife of Mr. H. J. Tonkin (formerly of Penzance), of a son.


EDDY–HOCKING—At Hea, Madron, April 13, Mr. William Eddy, of St. Just, to Miss Jane Frances Hocking, of Cape Cornwall.


FOX—At Tregea House, Morrab-road, Penzance, April 14, Arthur Fox, in his 71st year.

KENT—At Penzance, April 12, Mrs. Ann Kent, aged 62.

WATKINS—At Penzance, April 14, Mary Ann, wife of Mr. William Watkins, aged 55.

Thursday, 21 Apr


Death of a Penzance Town Councillor—Mr. Arthur Fox, of Morrab-road, Penzance, died on Friday after a long illness. Mr. Fox was a member of the Corporation for many years, and also a Guardian of the poor. He paid great attention to the duties of these offices, and in various other ways gained the esteem of his fellow townsmen. The deceased, who came to Penzance from Illogan, was a successful mine speculator, and held a large interest in East Pool Mine. The funeral took place on Monday at Illogan, the place of deceased’s birth. Mr. Fox having been a member of Penzance Town Council, the Corporation accompanied the funeral from the house to the borough boundary. The deceased was also a member of the Board of Guardians, and that body was represented. At Illogan the ceremony was witnessed by a large number of persons. The service was performed by the Rev. Harry Oxland, vicar of Illogan. Mr. H. Carne, Penzance, was the undertaker.


PERROW–NICHOLLS—At Penzance, April 1, Mr. Isaac Perrow, of Tregeseal, St. Just, to Miss Mary J. Nicholis, of Church town, St. Just


CORKELL—At Penzance, April 18, Miss Priscilla Corkell, aged 46.

COUCH—At St. Ives, April 13, Elizabeth, relict of Mr. James Couch, aged 70.

ELLIS—At Penzance, April 18, Mary, relict of Mr. Francis Ellis, aged 68.

JACKSON—At Penzance, April 13, Mary, wife of Mr. Joseph Jackson, aged 44.

MATTHEWS—At the Temperance Hotel, Penzance, April 17, Maria, relict of Mr. Robert Matthews, aged 67.

Monday, 25 Apr


Owen John Rees, outfitter, &c., Penzance, came up for further examination by the Official Receiver. He said he knew a Mr. L Clark; he was a wholesale clothier in Bristol. He was a partner with Mr. Clark in the Penzance Clothing Company. He wrote Mr. Clark about three months ago with reference to a gold watch. He (the debtor) ordered a gold watch from George Taylor and Company, of Birmingham, in November last. The price of the watch was £13, but he never paid for it. Soon after he purchased it he resold it to his brother, Benjamin Rees, in Cardiff, for £13. His brother had not paid for it. He still owed him the money, but he had not inserted the debt in his statement, as it never occurred to him. Mr. Clark had nothing to do with the watch; he was in no way liable for it, but at the time he (the debtor) ordered the watch he was in partnership with Mr. Clark; and Mr. Clark had since written him to say that the account had been rendered to him. He simply sold the watch to his brother as a matter of favour to him. He had a house at St. Ives in his own name, but was only responsible for the payment of the rent; he did not occupy it. The landlord would not allow a female to become a tenant of the house, and as a friend of the present tenant, Mrs. Rowe, he undertook to be responsible for the payment of the rent.—The Official Receiver said they had to inquire further into the watch transaction, and also into other matters which the trustee (Mr. T. Chirgwin) was now investigating. He, therefore, asked that the examination might be adjourned.—The Debtor asked if it were not possible for him to pass his examination that day.—The Official Receiver said it was utterly impossible. If the debtor would do things which required investigation they could not conclude the examination. There was another matter to be inquired into in fact, there were several matters which had cropped up.—The Debtor said he particularly wished to pass his examination that day, as he had an opportunity of taking a situation. [rest of article lost]


HARVEY–JELBERT—At Penzance, April 20, Mr. William Phillips Harvey, to Miss Matilda Jane Jelbert, both of Mousehole.

LANDER–MAJOR—At St. Ives, April 17, Mr. Charles Lander, auctioneer and fish salesman, to Lavinia, youngest daughter of the late Capt. W. Major.

SOUTHWOOD–JENKIN—At Islington, London, April 10, Thomas G. Southwood, of London, 1st class P.O. H.M.S. “Excellent,” to Theresa Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. Edwin Jenkin, of Penzance.


GRUEZELLER—At Mousehole, April 20, Capt. Benjamin Gruezeller, aged 72.

HODGE—At sea, about 12 weeks since, whilst on a voyage from Iquique to Cardiff, Capt. James Hodge, of St. Ives (youngest son of the late Capt. Sam Hodge), master of the barque “Triton,” of Cardiff, aged 28.

POLGLASE—At Penzance, April 21, Mr. Richard Polglase, retired farmer, aged 88.

Thursday, 28 Apr


Fatal Accident to Cornish Miners Abroad—The death of Mr.Thomas Martin, of Halsetown, makes the third of Cornishmen at Tombstone, Arizona, within the last six months. Mr. Edward Richards, Breage, was blown up by giant powder on the 20th of October; while on the same day Mr. John Bennetts, of St. Blazey-gate, received a blow in the head from a bucket which fell on him, that caused death three weeks afterwards. The last named left a wife and one child.

Drunkenness At Penzance—In charging the grand jury at Penznce Quarter Sessions, on Monday, the Recorder, Mr. R.A. Kinglake, said he observed with regret an increase in the convictions for drunkenness from the last quarter as compared with the corresponding quarter last year. This might arise from a real increase or from greater police vigilance, but it was a fact to be watched, because nothing was more certain in cause and effect than that more drunkeness meant more crime, and especially more crimes of violence.


CATTRAN—At Newlyn, April 24, the wife of Mr. John Cattran, of a daughter.

LAWES—At St. Ives, April 22, the wife of Mr. J. Lawes, of a son.


HOLMAN–CURNOW—At Penzance, April 23, Mr. Philip Harvey Holman, to Miss Sarah Curnow, both of Penzance.


BRABYN—At Moduheagh Colliery, Queens County, Ireland, April 22, Mary, wife of Capt. W. Brabyn, formerly of South Providence, Towednack, aged 60.

CLARKE—At Penzance, April 24, Mr. Thomas Henry Clarke, railway clerk, aged 22.

DRAKE—April 24, Mary, oldest surviving daughter of the Rev. W.H. Drake, rector of Bridestowe and Sourton, Devon (formerly rector of Ruanlanihorne and Halseton, St. Ive[s], and Cecilia, his wife.

PENBERTHY—At St. Ives, April 22, Eliza Jane, wife of Mr. Lewis Penberthy, aged 24.

RICHARDS—At Trowan, St. Ives, April 16, Mr. Thomas Richards, farmer, aged 68.

STEVENS—At 71, Alexander-road, Upper Holloway, London N., April , Henry, fifth son of the late Capt. John Stevens, of Uny Lelant, aged 57.

Monday, 2 May


It Is Too Good To Be True—At the last meeting of the St Ives Town Council Capt. Paynter mentioned the fact that the fish taken at St. Ives last year was estimated at 2,700 tons weight and £48,000 value. It was intimated that the railways had supplied the tounage and the coastguards the estimate. The Mayor regretted that the town had not been able to ascertain and had these figures at an earlier day. Mr. Kernick questioned their accuracy, testing them in this way; for 1,000 men this meant £50 a man, and the fisheries of the North and Ireland, with local consumption, were not included; if these statistics were correct St. Ives ought not to be such a poor town.—Capt. Barber—Mr. Kernick does not seem satistied with it.—Mr. Lander—We sent away more fish from St. Ives than Newlyn and Plymouth together.

[start of lines unreadable due to tight binding] Defendant Drunk In Court—At St. Ives, on __esday, before the Mayor (Mr. Edward Hain, jun.), __ William Craze, W.J. Paynter, Joshua Daniel, __ Dr. Stail, magistrates, Charles Louis Williams, __ master at St. Ives, summoned Robert Jamieson, salesman, for assaulting him at the station, and also obstruction in the execution of his duty on the 25th __. P.C. Pengelley proved service of summons, but [Jamie]son was not present. Mr. Williams commenced his __ent, in the midst of which Mr. Jamieson, accom[panie]d by Mr. G.L. Bodilly, entered the Court. Mr. __ pleaded that his client did not know of the [summ]ons until six o’clock on Tuesday evening, and, [conse]quently, there was no time for him to get up a [defen]se. He asked the Court to adjourn the case for a __. Mr. Jamieson was then not in a fit state to defend [himsel]f, being drunk. The Court agreed, but requested there should be two sureties in Par. £20 and himself in __r him to appear next Wednesday. Mr. Jamieson __ moved to the prison.

[start of lines unreadable due to tight binding] Trap Fatality at Penzance—A fatal accident [happ]ened in Marketjew-street, Penzance, on Thursday [after]noon, at about a quarter to five, the busiest time of __market. Mrs. Elizabeth Carnell, of Lelant Downs, a [wido]w of 67, was crossing the street just opposite Mr. __ofswerder’s new hall when a runaway horse in a __ knocked her down with so much violence that, her __ coming against the kerbstone, she was taken up __less, carried into Mr. John Quick’s surgery close by, __ found to be dead. Mr. Edmonds, jun., grocer, of [Mara]zion, was driving his sister quietly down the street, __ the breeching of the harness broke outside the post__, the trap pressed on the horse, and it bolted, with __ unhappy result. No blame whatever is attributed to __. Mrs. Carnell leaves three grown-up daughters (one [marr]ied) and a son. At the inquest on the body on __ by the jury appended to their verdict of accidental __ a recommendation that the authorities should keep __ footpaths clear, especially on market days, the __nce taken having shown that deceased was knocked __ whilst making a detour to avoid a heap of building [mate]rials in Marketjew-street.


NICHOLLS—At Street-an-nowan, April 28, Joseph, only son of the late Capt. Joseph Nicholls, aged 25.

Thursday, 5 May


Cornwall—Valuable Freehold Lands, &c., in St. Levan, For Sale—To be Sold by Auction, by Mr. Alexander Berryman, at the Central Hall, Penzance, on Monday, the 16th day of May next, at Three o’clock p.m., in such lots as may be determined on at the sale, and subject to the conditions of sale to be then read, the following Freehold Properties, situate in the parish of St. Levan, Cornwall, viz.: - All that excellent Farm, known as Rosekestal, and now in the occupation of Mr. F. Rodda, whose tenancy expires at Michaelmas, 1888, comprising a Farm, Dwelling-house, labourer’s Cottage with two Gardens, Barn, Stable, Cattle Houses, Furnance House, Cart House, Piggeries, &c., and about 46 acres (statute measure) of rich Arable Land, and an undivided portion of the Cliffs, including the celebrated Tol Pedn, Penwith, and the Funnel Hole and portions of Carn Claze Common. Yearly rent, £110. Also all that Tenement, called Rosevale and Carn Willey, in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Matthews, at a yearly tenancy, rent £12, comprising about five acres of Arable, Pasture, and Croft Land. Also a Willow Garden, about 2 poles (customary measure), held by Messrs. Thomas and William Jackson, for a term of 30 years from the 25th December, 1877. Yearly rent 10s. Also Two Cottages and Gardens (about three-quarters of an acre), in the several occupations of Wm. Morcom and Thos. Jose, at the yearly rent of £4 each. Also the Reversion-in-fee of Penwith Cot, comprising two Dwelling-houses and Gardens, subject to a term of 99 years from the 29th September, 1868, at the yearly conventionary rent of 10s. 6d., in the several occupations of Robert Jackson and Edward Jose. Also adjoining the last-mentioned premises a woodbuilt House (with an iron roof) and Garden, in the occupation of William Angove, at the yearly rent of 10s. The land is of excellent quality, in a good state of cultivation, well watered, and admirably adapted for dairy purposes. To view apply to the Tenants; and for further particulars to the Auctioneer, 31, Clarence-street, Penzance; or the vendor’s Solicitors, Hodge, Hockin, and Marrack. Solicitors, Truro. Dated Truro, 25th April, 1887.


Clearing Out the Brocoli - It is estimated that about 230,00 brocoli left Penzance, Gulval, Marazion, and St. Erth one day last week.

Unwelcome Frost - A smart frost on Thursday morning cut down a wide area of new potatoes in Gulval, Marazion, &c. In many instances the follage of these were just covering the ground.

At the Penzance Police-court, on Monday, before Messrs. Francis Boase and J.B. Montgomery, borough magistrates, Owen John Rees, outfitter, of Marketjew-street, Penzance, and formerly connected with Messrs. Clarke and Company, Truro, was brought up under a warrant of the Treasuary, on the following charge:—"That on the 14th day of February last, at the borough of Penzance, being within four months next before the presentation of bankruptcy petition by him, he being a trader, did pawn, pledge, dispose of, otherwise than in the ordinary way at his trade, certain property which he obtained on credit and had not paid for - to wit, a quantity of cloth. Mr. G.L. Bodilly, solicitor (Messrs. Trythail and Bodilly,), appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. J.P. Milton (Messrs. Borlase, Milton, and Borlase) attended on behalf of prisoner. Supt. Nicholas having proved arresting the prisoner that afternoon, Mr. Bodilly asked that he might be remanded [?] Saturday next, stating that some of the witnesses in the case would have to travel from a considerable distance—Mr. Milton said he had no objection to the remand applied for being granted, but he would ask that the prisoner might be released on bail. To this Mr. Bodilly offered no objection. He asked, however, that it should be substantial—prisoner himself in £200 and two sureties in £100 each.—Mr. Milton asked for one in £100 or two in £50 each, but the prosecution pressed for the two at £100 each, which the Bench ordered.—Mr. Milton was not prepared at that moment with names of the bondsmen, the arrest being so sudden, but anticipated no difficulty in getting them in a very short time. The prisoner admitted having pawned this property in the course of his public examination, which took place at Truro, on Saturday week last, and His Honour (Judge Bere) informed him that for that offence he was liable to be arrested and prosecuted at any moment. The following is a report of the examination referred to:—
The Official Receiver (Mr. G. Appleby Jenkins)—You had some goods from Messrs. Cumming and Co.?—Yes.
And you pledged some of those goods, you say?—Yes.
Did you take them to the pawnbroker yourself?—No. I sent a man.
What is his name?—Rowe.
His Christian name?—Joseph.
Where does he live?—Prospect-place.
He lives there now?—Yes.
His Honour—What is he?—A labourer.
The Official Receiver—Was he in your employ? - No.
You gave him the goods, and he brought you back the money?—Yes.
And the pawnticket?—Yes. Which you have.
Are there any other goods which you have pledged or disposed of?—No.
The prisoner passed his public examination at the Truro Bankruptcy Court on Saturday last.


Bridle—At Penzance, April 30, the wife of Capt. W.H. Bridle, of a daughter


Angwin–Warren—At Hea, Madron, April 29, Mr. William J. Angwin, Carn Bosavern, to Elza Bennette Warren of St. Just. M

Rowe–Richards—At Penzance, May 1, Mr. Thomas Rowe, of Guival, to Miss Ann Richards, of Ludgvan.


Berryman—At Penzance, April 27, Mr. John Berryman, aged 80.

Carnell—Accidentally killed in Marketjew-street, Penzance, April 28, Elizabeth, relict of Mr. Henry Carnell, farmer, of Lelant, aged 67.

Searle—At Penzance, May 1, Mr. John Searle, aged 73.

Monday, 9 May


Information for Creditors—Isaac Batten, watchmaker and jeweller, Marketjew-street, Penzance first meeting, May 10th, at the Official Receiver’s, Bristol; public examination, May 12th, Town-hall, Truro. Charles H. Lowry, grocer, Falmouth; first and final dividend of 1s. 6d. in the £, payable May 16th, Official Receiver’s, Truro. Eward Blewett Ellis, boot manufacturer, late Penzance, now Newquay; receiving order on debtor’s petition granted Truro Court, May 2nd.

Penzance—Death of Mr. J.J. Lanyon—Mr. J.J. Lanyon, merchant, of Penzance, died at his residence on Friday morning. Mr. Lanyon had carried on business in the town for many years, and was highly respected. He was a member of the Town Council for a considerable time, and a staunch supporter of the Wesleyan body, in connection with which he had held several offices, including those of secretary and treasurer to the Wesleyan Day School.

Property Sale At Penzance—On Thursday afternoon, at the Union Hotel, Mr. George B. Jenkin [offe]red sale by auction the leasehold farm named ___venick, in the parish of Sancreed. Mr. Clemens [open]ed the bidding at £50, and was followed by Mr. H. ___mar, who bid £55; Mr. Clemens then bid £60; Mr. ___, £65; Mr. Pengelly, £70; Mr. Olds, £105; Mr. Thomas, £115; Mr. Olds, £120; Mr. Thomas, £125; Mr. [Olds] £125; and Mr. Thomas, £127. There was no other advance upon this bidding, and Mr. Thomas, [there]fore, became the purchaser.

West Penwith Petty Sessions—At these sessions Wednesday, 4th inst., before the Rev. J. Tonkin, ___man, and Messrs Charles C. Ross and T. Bedford [Bolitho], Thomas Evans, a Breage farmer, found tipsy in ___ Marazion district while in charge of a horse and ___, was fined 19s. George Phillips, farmer, of Mayon, ___, who is much too frequently before this and the Penzance Bench, was complained of for driving a horse ___ trap at the rate of 12 to 14 miles an hour, round the ___ corner at Alverton Bridge, in the western suburbs of Penzance, and was fined £1 and 11s. expenses. John ___, a farm labourer, of Gulval, was fined 11s. for an unlicensed dog. Elizabeth Ann Quick, of St. Just, ___ed an order of 3s. weekly, with costs, towards the maintenance of her illegitimate child, on William ___king, of Trewellard. John Henry Stanley, insurance [agent], of Penzance, does not pay 7s. 6d. weekly towards maintenance of his wife, from whom he is separated. ___ warrant was issued, but the bulk of his furniture burnt by fire on Sunday. [note, close binding]


DALE—At Penzance, May 4, Hannah, relict of Mr. John Dale, baker &c, aged 71.

JAMES—At Carmarthen, May 4, Elizabeth A., wife of Mr. Edward James, dental surgeon (late of Penzance), aged 41.

LANYON—At Penzance, May 6, Joseph James Lanyon, aged 70.

Thursday, 12 May


NICHOLAS - At Penzance, May 7, the wife of Mr. J. Hawken Nicholas, house decorator, of a daughter.


CANNING–FERRBORN—At Penzance, May 7, Mr. Joseph Canning, of Trevarrack, Gulval, to Miss Hannah Freeborn, of Penzance.

WILLIAMS–ANDREW—At St. Ives, May 7, Mr. Thomas H. Williams, to Miss Jane Andrew.


CARNE—At Mousehole, May 8, Emma Thomas, relict of Mr. Charles Carne, market gardener, aged [?6]1.

QUICK—At St. Ives, May 8, Mr. James Quick, aged 45.

ROACH—In London, May 6, Sarah Richards, wife of Mr. Henry Roach, of Penzance, aged 53.

THORNE—At Belmont, Redinnick, Penzance, May 9, Bertie, youngest child of Mr. Joseph Thorne, aged 6.

THOMAS—At Halsetown, St. Ives, May 4, Nancy, relict of Mr. Geoge Thomas, farmer, aged 80.

WOODWARD—At Penzance, May 10, Margaret, relict of Mr. John Woodward, stonecutter, aged 83.

Monday, 16 May


Gallant Resue From Drowning—A lad named Uren, son of Mr. Uren, landlord of the Crown Inn, Penzance, accidentally fell into the harbour of that town on Wednesday evening, and would certainly have been drowned but for the promptness, bravery, and skilful swimming of a young man of Chyandour named Mannaton. On the alarm being raised that Uren had sunk, Mannaton only taking off coat and waistcoat, leapt into the harbour, soon had the senseless lad in one arm, and by the aid of the other reached a mooring chain inside Ross’s-bridge, to which he held till a boat came. The greatest excitement prevailed during the rescue, and the gallant swimmer was loudly cheered when his work was done, and a life had been saved.

St. Ives Town Council—At a quarterly meeting of this Council, on Monday evening, the accounts for the three months were presented and a debt balance of £28 shown. A precept for £300 was received from the School Board, and a precept upon the overseers for £450, inclusive of £150 for Corporation purposes, was thereupon issued. The report of the Lighting Committee showed a total expenditure from August, 1886, to April, 1887, of £131; gas lamps had increased from 84 to 96. Only 29 oil lamps are now in use.—Mr. Henry Rich was appointed town plumber for the coming year. Tenders for laying sewerage pipes on the terrace were read as follows:—Robert Joy, £32; W.H. Care, £32 10s.; J.G. Oliver, £35 11s.; W. James and S.T. Noall, £36 9s.—Mr. George Eustice read an estimate of the Chyangweal and Penbeagle water schemes. For building reservoir at Chyangweal, putting the pump in order, piping, &c., to the town, and so giving the terraces a good supply, would cost £414 16s. 9d.; Penteagle resorvoir and piping down as far as the Wesleyan Chapel, £228 18s. 10d.; laying new piples rom the Primitive Chapel down over the wharf, £62 0s. 10d.—total, £705 6s. 3d.—It was moved by the Mayor, and seconded by Capt. Paynton that the scheme be adopted. The resolution was put and carried.—An amendment moved by Mr. Kernick, and seconded by Mr. Berriman, being defeated.

Newlyn New Pier and Harbour—Newlyn Harbour Commissioners, having successfully completed the new southern pier, are now concentrating their attention on the erection of the northern arm of the harbour. There is every reason to hope that the Board of Trade will give a favourable consideration to the application of the commissioners for a loan similar to the one previously granted. Capt. Sir George Nares, K.C.B., surveyor to the Board of Trade, visited the works on Saturday last, and it is understood he formed a very high opinion of the undertaking. During his visit to Penzance Capt. Sir George Nares was the guest of Mr. C.C. Ross, of Carne.

The Affairs of a Penzance Jeweller—A meeting of the creditors of Isaac Batten, of Penzance, watchmaker, was convened to be held before the Official Receiver in Bankruptcy for the Truro district (M G. Appleby Jenkins) at Bristol, on Tuesday. No creditors who had proved their debts personally attended the meeting, but the Official Receiver held proxies for a number of creditors. The gross liabilities amount to £836 0s. 2d., and the assets to £332 13s. 3d.—The debtor attributes his failure to sickness in his family, dulness in trade, want of capital, and pressure by creditors. Mr. J. H. Sampson, of Truro, accountant, was appointed trustee of the estate at a renumeration of 2 1/2 percent on assets realised and 2 1/2 per cent, on amount payable in dividend. Mr. Lewis H. Blanckensee, of Bristol; Mr. Thomas L. Mott, of Birmingham; and Mr. Richard Foster Bolitho, of Penzance, were appointed a committee of inspection. The debtor has been adjudged a bankrupt.


BARTLETT—At St. John’s Vicarage, St. Ives, Cornwall, May 12, the wife of the Rev. H.J. Bartlett, of a son.

SAMPSON—At Penzance, May 10, the wife of Mr. W.H. Sampson, provison merchant of a daughter.


KELYNACK—At Newlyn, Penzance, May 10, Mr. P. Kelynack, aged 34.

Thursday, 19 May


Penzance. Mount’s Bay Hotel, On the Esplanade. This old-established Hotel commands a better view of Mount’s Bay than any other Hotel in Penzance, as all the windows in the front and at the side have an uninterrupted and unsurpassed view of all the bay and St. Michael’s Mount. The Hotel is heated with hot water. Hot and cold baths. Choice wines, &c. Post horses and carriages. Table d’hote. Porter meets each train. Charges moderate. Terms and view on application. Mrs. Lavin, Proprietress.


Penzance Natural History Society—The society held a monthly meeting on Friday, when a visit to Mousehole was made, the cavern which gives the name to the village being explored. The old house in which Dolly Pentreath, the last speaker of the Cornish language, lived and died, was also visited. There was a good attendance, the weather being beautifully fine.

Mr. W.C. Borlase’s Residence Offered For Sale—Laragan, near Penzance, the former residence of Mr. W.C. Borlase, late M.P. for the St. Austell Division, was offered for sale at Penzance on Tuesday. £4,000 only was offered, and the property was withdrawn.

Property Aucion At Penzance—£3,100 was offered on Monday at a public auction at Penzance for the excellent estate of Roskestal, St. Levan. It was not, however, accepted. Mr. Marrack, of Truro was the solicitor for the vendor; Mr. Alexander Berryman acting as auctioneer. In all probablility the estate will soon be sold by private contract.


BROAD—At Morvah, Falmouth, May 16, the wife of Herman Usticke Broad, of a son


HOSKING–HOARK—At Penzance, May 15, Mr. James Hosking, to Miss Matilda Annie Hoare, both of Relubbus, St. Hilary.

PEAKE–BROWNFIELD—At Paul, Penzance, May 18, Mr. Henry Peake, to Miss Elizabeth Brownfield, both of Newlyn.

READ–AVEN—At Penzance, May 15, Mr. John Read, to Miss Catherine Aven, both of Penzance.

STEVENS–QUICK—At Penzance, May 17, Mr. William Stevens, to Miss Grace Quick, both of St. Ives.

TREMETHICK–BADCOCK—At Penzance, May 16, Mr. Thomas Tremethick, R.N., to Mary, daughter of Mr. Thomas Badcock, both of Newlyn.

WINGATE–PAYNE—At Penzance, May 14, Mr. Edgar Wingate, of Penzance, to Mrs. Jane Payne, of St. Martin’s, Isles of Scilly.


BARRATT—At Hayle, May 16, Grace, relict of Capt. James Barratt, of Boscawen Rose, St. Burian, aged 58.

WHITEHURST—At Treneglos, Gulval, May 13, Mr. Edward Capel Whitehurst, aged 62.

Monday, 23 May


Penzance—Penzance Rural Sanitary Authority—Mr. J. Quick, surgeon, has been unanimously re-elected medical officer of this authority.

The Rev. F.H. Kingdon—The Rev. F. Hawker Kingdon has accepted the curacy of Madron parish, and will shortly enter upon his new duties. Mr. Kingdom has been for two years curate of St. John’s, Penzance, and has gained many friends during his residence in the borough. Many of the worshippers at St. John’s regret the rev. gentleman’s removal from the curacy. The ladies connected with St. John’s Church mother’s meeting, to the number of 50, on Tuesday afternoon partook of tea on Miss Mitchell’s lawn at Lescudjack, the meeting having been arranged for the purpose of bidding farewell to Mr. Kingdon. A pleasant evening was afterwards spent.

Death of Mr. E.C. Whitehurst—Mr. Edward Capel Whitehurst, brother of the late Mr. Felix Whitehurst, who was for many years the Daily Telegraph’s correspondent at Paris during the time of Napoleon III, died at Gulval, near Penzance, on Friday. Mr. Whitehurst was himself a gentleman of no mean literary ability, formerly and for many years a very able correspondent of the West Briton, and of late a frequent contributor to the “Westminster Review.” He at one time took a prominent part in public discussions on the subject of the Established Church.


FORD—At Penzance, May 16, the wife of Mr. W.H. Ford, baker, of twins—boys.


HOCKING—At St. Just, April 17, Mrs. N. Hocking, relict of Capt. N. Hocking, of Botallack, aged 75.

RICHARDS—At Marketjew-street, Penzance, May 18, Mr. Alfred Richards, saddler, &c., aged 67.

Thursday, 26 May


Information for Creditors—Isaac Batten, jeweller, Penzance—Mr. J.H. Sampson, of Truro is appointed trustee.


BARKEL–CHENHALLS—At St. Just, May 18, the Rev. W.J. Barkel, Wesleyan minister, to Elizabeth Rosewarne, third daughter of Mr. Alfred Chenhalls, St. Just.

CHRISTOPHER–HOSKEN—At Penzance, May 21, Mr. John Christopher, to Elizabeth [?]bert, daughter of Mr. John Hosken, Madron.

CRASE–CHAMPION—At Penzance, May 22, Mr. Alfred James Crase, of Polmennor, Madron, to Annie, daughter, of the late Mr. John Champion, Penzance.


GLANVILLE—At Penzance, May 22, Ellen Gribble, wife of Mr. T.B. Glanville, aged 34.

JOHN—At St. Ives, May 23, Eliza Stevens, wife of Mr. J.T. John, commercial traveller, aged 50.

Monday, 30 May


Furious Driving At Penzance—At the Penzance Police-court, on Monday, before the Mayor (Mr. Wellington Dale) and Messrs. C.C. Ross and F. Boase, three cases were heard against drivers of Newlyn fish carts, who were charged with furious driving in the borough recently, to the endangerment of the lives of passangers.—In the case of the first two it was proved that the defandants were racing, while the third defendant admitte his offence, pleading only that he was hastening to catch the train in accordance with orders from his master.—The Bench said they were determined to put a stop to this rapid driving on the part of the drivers of fish carts, about which many complaints were constantly being made to the police.—Defendants were each fined 10s. and the costs.

In Jest Or In Earnest?—Grim Jesting—At the Penzance Police-court, on Friday, before Messrs. Wellington Dale (Mayor) and F. Boase, magistrates, Joseph Henry Opie, of Redruth, was charged with an attempt to commit suicide on the previous night. It appeared from the evidence of Margaret Nicholas, the daughter of a refreshment-house keeper in Marketjew-street, that Opie came there at 11:20 on Thursday evening, having been previously lodging in the house. He had been drinking, but was not drunk. He attempted to cut his throat twice, but was prevented.—A man named Woolcock, who occupied a bed in the same room as prisoner, stated that during the early hours of the morning he was awakened by something kicking against his bed, and by the light of the gas lamp outside saw Opie hanging. Wolcock cut him down, and prisoner was eventually roused to consciousness. He then said that he was only having a game with witness.—Prisoner was remanded in order that inquiries might be made.

Isaac Batten, watchmaker, &c., Penzance, was also examined. He said he commenced business at Marketjew-street, Penzance, in 1880. Twelve months ago he pledged some of his property, and another lot he pledged seven months since. He could not tell the exact amount, but thought the value of the first lot was about £17 or £18, and of the second lot £35 or £40. He received about £28 for the whole. He pledged the goods because he was pressed to pay certain bills coming due. To the best of his belief the goods were paid for. The last lot was redeemable; it was pledged for about half its value.—The Trustee (Mr. J.H. Sampson) said he had no complaint to make, and had received none from any of the creditors.—Debtor’s examination was concluded, subject to the necessary papers being signed.


ELLIS—At Penzance, May 25, Margaret, relict of Mr. William Ellis grocer, aged 78.

Thursday, 2 Jun


Fire At St. Ives—On Sunday morning a fire ___out in a seine loft belonging to Mr. William ___ter, in Puddingbag-lane. A quantity of smoke was observed to be issuing from the loft between five and six o’clock, and alarm was quickly given. The fire engine was taken to Chyanchy, and the hose passed through to ___er-lane, to which a part of the premises extend. In short time the fire was subdued. The only cause of the ___ that can be suggested is that about a fortnight ago a chimney belonging to Mr. Matthew Stevens in Pudding-bag-lane (being next to the loft) took fire, and in ___ to extinguish it a hole was driven in the chimney of the loft. Some fire must have found its way through the hole on Sunday and got amongst the dry nets. The property is very much damaged, and is uninsured, but the [seine?] are insured in the Sun Office.

The Attmeped Suicide At Penzance—Joseph [Hen?]ry Opie, aged 21, was brought up on remand before the Penzance borough magistrates on Saturday, charged with attempting to commit suicide on the 27th. Superintendent Nicholas said he had visited Redruth and made inquiries. He found that Opie's wife was at present in ___b. In reply to Mr. Boase, Mr. Nicholas said ___ had been out at the Cape of Good Hope. ___ said he had never done anything in this country. He had no intention of committing suicide. All he could ___ was he had done what he had done through drink. ___ intended giving up the drink altogether. The Mayor ___ for have been a very foolish young man, and have [ma]de yourself ridiculous. We shall discharge you, and ___ had better mend your ways and give up drinking. ___ner said he would, and left the Court.

Funeral At St. Ives—The funeral of the late Mr. Robert Morton took place on Tuesday morning, the ___ Cattan and Moffatt officiating. Deceased, who was at the ripe age of 71 years, was respected and liked ___ who knew him. A widow and three children (each ___ latter being married) mourn their loss. Messrs. ___ce and Tilly (sons-in-law) were the chief mourners. ___ coffin, on which there were some beautiful wreaths, was taken from the house to the cemetery in a hearse, followed by a large number of friends.


UREN—At Wherrytown, Penzance, May 30, the wife of Albert James Uren, tailor, of a son.


COCKING–PAYNTER—At Penzance, May 28 [23?], Mr. William John Cocking, to Miss Grace Paynter, both of St. Ives.

HUMPHRYS–DAVEY—At St. Levan, May 24, Mr. William Henry Humphrys, of St. Buryan, to Susan Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. J. Davey, farmer, Trebehor, St. Levan.


BRYANT—At St. Ives, May 27, Mr. Thomas Bryant, aged 71.

MORTON—At St. Ives, May 28, Capt. Robert Morton, aged 71.

MORTON—At The Terrace, St. Ives, May 28, Capt. Robert Morton, aged 71. [note, two listings]

RENFREE—At Madron, May 9, Mrs. Grace Renfree, aged 65.

TRENERRY—At Crow[s-an-wr]ah, St. Buryan, May 23, Susan M. Trenerry, aged 7[6?].

Monday, 6 Jun


CORNISH—At Market-place, Penzance, June 3, the wife of James M. Cornish, of a daughter.

Thursday, 9 Jun


BAWDEN–CRAFT—At Hea, Madron, June 5, Mr. John Bawden, of Penzance, to Miss Jennette Craft, of Hea Moor, Madron.

WILLIAMS–HARDING—At Shanghai, China, April 7, Mr. Philip Williams, jun., of St. Ives, to Hannah Lois, eldest daughter of Mr. M. Harding, Horshan.


HOSKING—At St. Ives, June 2, Thomasine, wife of Mr. R. Hosking, aged 67.

LEVY—At Warwick-road, Malda-hill, London, W., May 31, Julia, wife of Israel Levy (sister of Mrs. Oppenheim, Penzance), aged 53.

LUKE—At Wellington, New Zealand, December 22, 1886, Samuel Pearse, second son of Samel and Ann Luke (formerly of Penzance), aged 32.

NICHOLIS—At Penzance, June 3, Mr. Edwin James Nicholis, aged 20.

POOLEY—At Hea Moor, Madron, June 2, Mary, relict of Mr. James Pooley, aged 87.

Monday, 13 Jun

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Thursday, 16 Jun


A Fatal Kick—One of several horses belonging to Mrs. Bostock’s menagerie, and stabled in Penzance, got loose on Thursday night and kicked so visiously other horses that one had a leg broken, and, valuable as it was, had to be destroyed, while another was hurt and disfigured about the head.

Dangerous Driving At Penzance—At the Penzance Petty Sessions, on Monday, before the Mayor (Mr. Wellington Dale), and Messrs. F. Boase and Victor, borough magistrates, Henry Male and Henry Pomeroy, fish-buyers’ drivers; Pascoe Harvey, driver of an hotel bus; and Joseph Batten, a cabdriver, were charged with furious driving in the borough at various recent dates. All pleaded guilty, the excuse in the first three cases being that they had to catch a train. Male and Pomeroy had to pay 11s 6d each, including costs, while Batten and Harvey were fined 10s and costs.

On Wednesday afternoon a somewhat unusual occurrence took place—a St. Ives fishing boat having put in, the weather being foggy, and a light wind. She had on board a quantity of hakes—which were soon disposed of at about 6d each—and several hundred mackerel, some of which were sold at 14 for 1s.

Failure of Mr. Borlase—At the London Bankruptcy Court, on Tuesday, Mr. Registrar Giffard, upon the application of Mr. A.E. Sydney, made a receiving order against W.C. Borlase, late M.P. For St. Austell, and of Laregan, Penzance, Cornwall, and Bond-street, W. The petitioning creditor is Mr. Samuel Lewis, bill-broker, of Cork-street, W., his debt being £4,013 19s. 9d., for which he holds security to the amount of £2,500. The act of bankruptcy alleged is noncompliance with the requirements of a bankruptcy notice. “There is,” remarks the London correspondent of a contemporary, “a good deal of sympathy with Mr. Borlase over the news of his bankruptcy. Mr. Borlase’s friends have done their best to avort the crisis in his affairs, unhappily without success. Mr. Borlase’s manners made him a social favourite, just as his gifts of speech promised him a successful political career. His love of archaeology, his interest in books and libraries, all gave him a distinctive place in London life, from which he is very much and very sincerely missed.”

Local Government Inquiry At Penzance—One of the series of Port Sanitary inquiries now being instituted throughout Cornwall was held at Penzance on Wednesday last, and attended by Col. H. Courtenay and Dr. Blayall resenting the Local Government Board, and other members of the Penzance Guardians, the Madron and Ludgvan Local Boards, the Helston Town Council, were present. On Messrs. R. Cade and J.G. Flower [Power?] being informed that it was not intended to include The Mayor and Town Clerk of Penzance, and the chairman the town of Helston in the Penzance Port Sanitary Authority, they withdrew—Col. Courtnay stated that the Government intended to make Port Sanitary Authorities permanent institutions, having jurisdiction mostly over present limits, and invited discussion on the composition of such permanent bodies.—Dr. Blayall, in the course of a long address, pointed out the value of permanent authorities over temporary ones, and gave examples supporting his opinion. He condemned the present Penzance infectious diseases hospital as being inconvenient in itself, too near the highway, and particularly as being connected with the main sewer, a fruitful cause of the dissemination of diseases, such as cholera, typhoid, &c. If the Local Government Board pressed them, as a district, to provide proper hospital accommodation it was not necessary that they should expend a large sum. They must remember, however, that there was no true economy without efficiency. Mr. T. Cornish explained the boundaries of the district minutely, and said that there was only one point in it where patients could be landed, unless they were afterwards taken over highways, except in populous towns or in one spot in Perranuthnoe. In this last named place a pier would have to be built, and that would be a costly proceeding. The town authorities were still willing to continue the present arrangements, which would cost a trifling annual sum, but if additional accommodation had to be provided the neighbouring parishes would, of course be asked to contribute.—The Revs. S. Kingsford (St. Hilary) and D.J. Harrison (Ludgvan), and Messrs. Taylor and Carter (of the Madron Local Board) spoke in favour of a continuation of the existing arrangements, and the inspectors having promised to report accordingly, the proceedings terminated.

A Savage Bite—Two men had a fight at Causeway-head, Penzance, on Saturday evening. Both fell and rolled on the ground, and the first thing one of them did was to spit away a bit of his antagonist’s ear.


Excellent Freehold Estates In St. Levan, West Cornwall, for sale, to be sold by auction, by Mr. W. Hosken Richards, at the Western Hotel, on Thursday, the 14th day of July next, at ___ o’clock in the afternoon, in the following or such order lots as shall then be determined on, and subject to conditions to be then produced, the fee-simple and ___ritance of and in— [note—the ad was very close to the left-hand side and some words were not readable]

The above farms, which are distant eight miles from Penzance, are situate within the fertile district of the ___ent deanery of St. Buryan, which has suffered much from the recent depression than other districts. The well watered, and the land is of excellent quality for all farming purposes, but the meadow and pasture is ___oularly rich as dairy land, and an enterprising ___, who should carefully adopt the new appliances making butter, would be enabled profitably to compete ___ the makers of the finest butter from Denmark or ___tany.

The rates are low, there being little or no poor relief ___ired in the parish, and the tithe rent charge is very ___rate, the greater part of the tithes having been ___erly covered by a modus of small amount. Further particulars may be obtained from Mr. Roberts, Trengothall; or at the offices of Messrs. Trythall and Bodilly, Dated 2nd June, 1887. Solicitors, Penzance.


KELYNACK—At Penzance, June 9, the wife of J. Kelynack, grocer, of a daughter.

TROUNSON—At Penzance, June 15, the wife of Mr. Thomas C. Trounson, of a daughter.


COAKES–STEVENS—At Penzance, June 12, Mr. H. Coakes, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Andrew Stevens, of St. Ives.

GOULD–WILLIAMS—At Queensland, Australia, February 12, Mr. Gould, farmer, to Katie, daughter of Mr. Thomas R. Williams (late of Newlyn West, Cornwall).

KESPELL–WILLIAMS—At Penzance, June 13, Mr. Robert James Kessell, of Lelant, to Miss Annie M. Williams, of Ludgvan.

THOMAS–MICHELL—At Penzance, June 11, Mr. John Thomas, of Boswednack, Zennor, to Miss Ann Mitchell, of Kerrow, Zennor.

WILLIAMS–ELLIS—At Hea, Madron, June 12, Mr. Charles Williams, of Uny Lelant, to Miss Johanna Jane Ellis, of Trezelah, Gulval.


PIDWELL—At South Kensington, June 7, Henry, last surviving son of the late Samuel Pidwell, of Morrab House, Penzance, aged 35.

UREN—At Trelyon Downs, St. Ives, June 9, Mr. John Uren, carrier, aged 43.

WINNAN—At Penzance, June 11, Harrriet, wife of Mr. John Winnan, aged 73.

Monday, 20 Jun


Wombwell’s Menagerie—After leaving Penzance on Monday, two of the lions of Wombwell’s Menagerie were found dead in their cages. They are believed to have died from suffocation. The loss occasioned is one of several hundred pounds.

The Will of Mr. Pascoe Grenfell—The will has been proved of the late Mr. Pascoe Grenfell, of Chenhall, Penzance, who died on the 12th February last, and of whose will and a codicil thereto the executors are Mrs. Elizabeth Trevilian Grenfell (the relict), Mr. George Grenfell, and Mr. Thomas Grenfell (the sons), the p___onalty being upwards of £4,500.

Penzance Natural History and Antiquarian Society—This society had a monthly excursion on Friday. The party went to St. Ives, and viewed the church, the points of interest being explained by the vicar, the Rev. J.B. Jones. The Manor House, by permission of the Messrs. Bolitho, was also inspected, and the Digey and remains of ancient chapels were likewise visited. The weather was beautifully fine, and the trip was much enjoyed.

More Fish Thrown Away—Several boats, becalmed, reached St. Ives harbour on Sunday morning, the 12th inst., and there being no sale for the fish, the mackerel (several thousands) were taken out in the bay and thrown overboard. The fish landed late on Saturday fetched 1s. 6d. To 2s. Per 120!


SYMONS–JAGOE—At St. Matthias Church, Dublin, June 14, John Symons, Esq., surgeon, Penzance, to Sarah Amelia, youngest daughter of the late Benjamin Jagoe, Esq., of Bandon, County Cork.

SIMMONS–BRAY—At San Francisco, California, February 22, Mr. John G. Simmons, of San Francisco, to Miss Jennie Bray, daughter of the late Mr. Digory Bray, of Newlyn West.


EDDY—At St. Ives, June 18, Mr. Richard Eddy, of Ayr-lane (father of late Mr. James Eddy, temperance lecturer), aged 95.

JEFFREY—At Hea, Madron, June 10, Alice, relict of Mr. Joseph Jeffery, farmer, aged 82.

OLIVER—At Drift, Sancreed, Mr. Thomas Oliver, hatter, aged 59.

PRICE—At Penzance, June 14, Louisa, wife of Mr. William Price, cutler, aged 45.

PROWSE—At Paul, June 12, Hannah, wife of Mr. Obed Prowse, farmer, aged 35.

ROACH—At Penzance, June 15, Mr. Henry Roach, mason, aged 80.

Thursday, 23 Jun


Death At St. Ives—Mr. Richard Eady, of Ayr-lane, an old and respected inhabitant, died early on Saturday morning. The deceased was father of the late Mr. James Eady, the temperance lecturer. He had been in excellent health down to recently, and had supper as usual on Friday evening. On the following morning he called his daughter Anna about two o’clock, and shortly after died in her arms without even a groan. He was nearly 95.

A Horse Drowned In Penzance—On Saturday morning a wain laden with new potatoes and drawn by two good horses, all the property of Mr. Chapple, of Rosepannel, St. Buryan, was driven on to the Extension Pier, Penzance, to place the potatoes on board a steamer. While turning the waggon the fore horse got a little restless, and slipped its fore-feet over the edge of the pier. It soon fell between the steamer and the pier, and dragged its companion after it. The weight of the two animals broke the shafts off the wain, so the shaft-horse was cumbered with this. As soon as possible, and with much difficulty, the horses were swum to a ship. Both landed, but one soon dropped and died from exhaustion, &c.


LACH-SZYRMA—At Christ Church House, Liverpool, June 20, James Henry Field, youngest son of the Rev. W.S. Lach-Szyrma, vicar of St. Peter, Newlyn, aged 8 months.

Monday, 27 Jun


BEARD—At Penzance, June 22, Mrs. Selina J. Beard, third daughter of the late Mr. James Harvey, builder, of Penzance, aged 55.

Thursday, 30 Jun


CORIN—At Penzance, June 28, the wife of Mr. Philip Corin, engineer, of a son.

LEWIS—At Myddleton-square, London, June 24, the wife of Mr. W.J. Lewis (and daughter of the late Mr. William Staples, of Penzance), of a son.

RICHARDS—At Penzance, June 28, the wife of Mr. Richard Richards, grocer and manure dealer, of a daughter.


CURRY–NICHOLLS—At Penzance, June 29, Mr. F. Townley Curry to Miss Janie Nicholls, both of Penzance.


JONES—At Penzance, June 19, Mr. Morris Jones, retired mercer and tailor, aged 74.

MONKTON—At Mousehole, June 20, Mr. Richard Henry Monkton, aged 79. Mr. Monkton was knocked down by a swing at Penzance Corpus Christi fair.

SIMONS—At Penzance, June 27, Elizabeth, relict of Mr. Thomas Simons, aged 66.

WATTERS—At Newlyn, June 20, Mr. William Watters, boat builder, aged 78.