West Briton Newspaper transcriptions 1830s
The following extracts, relating to St Minver Parish or St Minver folk, have been taken from the West Briton Newspaper. The extracts have been transcribed by the OPC for St Stephen in Brannel and the OPC for St Austell and their team. Please visit their website, there is a search facility.http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wbritonad/
Entries are listed here in date order, with the 1830s on this page, 1840s on this page,
1 July 1836, Friday
Cornwall Midsummer Sessions, 1836 - These sessions commenced at Bodmin, on Tuesday last, when the following Magistrates were on the bench: J. H. TREMAYNE, Esq. Chairman, Sr. J. C. Rashleigh, Bart, J. Borlase, J. S. Enys, W. Hext, Humphry Williams, -- Rodd, J. K. Lethbridge, G. W. F. Gregor, N. Kendall, H. Thompson, and R. Spry, Esqrs. Dr. Rodd, Nich. Kendall, C. Lyne, J. Pomeroy, R. G. Grylls,jun., W. Molesworth, T. Pascoe, and D. Stephens, clerks.
22 July 1836, Friday
Birthday Festivities - On Saturday, the 9th instant, being the eleventh anniversary of the birthday of Miss Susan Symons, daughter and heiress of Samuel Symons, Esq. of Gonvena, a large party, consisting of about 50 ladies and gentlemen, were invited from Wadebridge and its neighbourhood, to spend the day at Polzeth-bay, in the parish of St. Minver, where they dined and drank tea on the rocks. The day was spent with the utmost harmony, and while the merry glass was going round, Morrish Wilton, Esquire, rose and made a very appropriate speech for the occasion, on the conclusion of which the whole party gave three hearty cheers. They then returned to Gonvena and spent the remaining part of the evening, with the greatest degree of conviviality, and had it not been for the approaching Sabbath, singing and dancing, no doubt, would have been kept up till a very late hour.
16 September 1836, Friday
Game License applications - County of Cornwall
Persons who have obtained Game Certificates for the year 1836:
LIST 1 - General Certificates at £3.13s.6d. each:
Sandys, W. S. - St. Miniver
13 October 1836
On Thursday evening, the 13th instant, a boat with three men and a boy, while crossing the ferry at
25 November 1836
Shipwreck - On Wednesday morning last, the smack "Britannia" of Jersey, Messervey, master, laden with apples for Milford, together with a schooner (name and Captain yet unknown) on entering Padstow harbour in a gale from NW got on the Dunbar sand. The vessels coming in contact, the Captain of the smack jumped onboard the schooner, and together with the whole of the schooner's crew was drowned; but the three men belonging to the smack were saved. It is expected both vessels will go to pieces.
On the same day, [Wednesday last] an inquest was held at St. Miniver, and Padstow, by Joseph Hamley, Esq., Coroner, on the bodies of two men supposed to have been part of the crew of the schooner that was lost last week, and verdicts of "found drowned" was returned. At the time the inquest was held, it had not been discovered where the vessel belonged to, but one of them was marked with many bruises, with the name of John Symons on the arm.
6 January 1837
St. Minver: notice of landholder's & tithe owner's meeting regarding Church Rates; signed D. Stephens, W.A. Yeo, Samuel Symons, Charles Lemon (by his Attorney, Thos. Whitford)
6 January 1837
CORNWALL QUARTER SESSIONS : These Sessions commenced on Tuesday last, at Bodmin, before E. W. W. Pendarves, Esq., M.P. Chairman, and a numerous Bench of Magistrates. The Court opened about eleven o'clock, and after the Act against riotous assemblages, and the Kings proclamation for the encouragement of piety and virtue, and for the preaching and punishing of vice and profaneness had been read, the Chairman proceeded to address the Grand Jury.
The following cases were tried: William HELBORNE (on Bail) charged with stealing five pounds of beets, property of Charles Phillipps, of St. Miniver. Acquitted.
30 June 1837, Friday
BIRTHS : On Thursday the 1st instant, at Tredrerick House in St. Miniver, the wife of Mr. John Morcombe Moyle, of a son.
15 September 1837
On Wednesday last, at Egloshayle, by the Rev. Thomas Stackhouse Carlyon, Thomas Martyn, merchant, of Wadebridge, to Susanna Symons, second daughter of Mr. Silas Edward Martyn, of St. Miniver.
22 September, 1837
MARRIAGE: At St. Minver, on Tuesday last, Mr. G. Hawken, of the smack "Rosamond Jane" of Padstow, to Ann, second daughter of Mr. W. Blake, of St. Minver.
17 November, 1837
We are informed that the earthquake lately felt at St. Miniver was also felt many miles distant in the surrounding country. Mr. J. Philp's house, at St. Tudy, was so severely shaken that nearly every pane of glass in it was broken
16 December 1837
BIRTHS : At Roserrow, in St. Miniver, Mrs. Henry Symons, of twin sons.
March 16, 1838
Coroner’s Inquest :
The following inquests have been held before Joseph Hamley, Esq., viz: On the 8th instant, at Padstow, on the body of Matthew Ryley, late captain of the smack “Hope” of that port. It appeared by the evidence of William Burt, a seaman on board, that the vessel was going out of Padstow, about ten days before, got on the [Danbar]. The sea was running very high, and the weather bad; and the last time he saw the captain on board he was at the helm. A short time after, he saw him in the sea, and thinks that he must have been struck by the tiller and knocked overboard. He threw a rope to him, but he could not reach it; a boat was then lowered, but the sea ran so high they could not get near him, and were obliged to get on board again to save themselves. The vessel was afterwards got off, but they saw no more of the captain. Jane Hicks, deposed that she lives in St. Miniver, and was walking on the sands the preceding morning, when she saw the body of a man lying on the beach. She got assistance, and had him removed to Padstow, where the body was identified as that of Captain Ryley. Verdict, accidental death.
22 June 1838
On Wednesday last, deeply lamented by a disconsolate husband and children, and a large circle of friends, Mrs. Jane Julian, wife of Mr. Thomas Julian, of Trevigo in the parish of St. Miniver; - she bore her illness, which was severe, with Christian fortitude, and died in the hope of a glorious resurrection, through the merits of her blessed Redeemer.
September 7, 1838
Runaway from his Master, Mr. Thomas Julian, of Trevigo, in the Parish of St. Minver, on Sunday, the 19th instant, his apprentice Thomas BOUSE or REBOUSE, 18 years of age, five feet six inches high, dark complexion, dark brown hair, wore away a short blue jacket, black waistcoat, and light cord trowsers. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this notice will be prosecuted, and whoever will bring the same to his said master, at Trevigo, shall receive One Pound Reward.
Dated August 23, 1838
30 November 1838
At St. Columb, on Monday last, Mr. James Rowe, of Pentireglaze, in St. Miniver, to Miss Glasson, of the former parish.
15 FEBRUARY 1839, Friday
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