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West Briton Newspaper transcriptions 1850s

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,

                            1850s on this page, 1880s on this page



8 March 1850

At St Minver, on Wednesday last, Mr James LANSDELL jun., of Battle, Sussed, to Miss Caroline ALDERTON, of the same place.

26 APRIL 1850

CORONERS' INQUESTS.- The following inquest has been held before Mr J. HAMLEY, coroner, during the last week:-  On Maria CRADDOCK, an old woman at St Minver. She had gone to bed in her usual health, and in the morning whilst a girl, who slept with her, was dressing her, she fell down and instantly expired. Verdict, "visitation of God."


Thursday July 4. 1850

ABEL REBOUSE, 49 pleased Guilty of stealing, on the 19th of March at Trewarnan, in the parish of St Minver, a bundle of hay, the property of Mr Edward STEPHENS.


13 JUNE 1851, Friday

CORONERS' INQUESTS - The following inquests have been held before MR. HAMLEY, county coroner: On the 3rd instant, at St. Minver, on MARY JANE MATTHEWS, a child five years old, who was burnt to death by her clothes taking fire. The father was working in his garden in front of the house, and the mother had just gone upstairs, leaving the deceased and another child in the kitchen. The father heard a shriek, and on running in met the child coming out in flames. The fire was got out immediately, but she died in a few hours from the injury. Verdict, accidental death.


9 January 1852

PETER INCH, 18 and JOHN DYER, 19, were charged with stealing two geese, the property of THOMAS MARTYN, of Rock, in St. Minver. The geese were stolen from the prosecutor's premises on the night of the 7th of November, and carried on board the sloop "Mary," where they were subsequently found by constable BLANNING. Both prisoners were found guilty, but by Mr. G. COLLINS, on behalf of the prosecutor, were recommended to mercy, the prosecutor believing that they had been made the instruments of others.

22 APRIL 1853, Friday

At Tredrissick in the parish of St. Minver, on Sunday last, deeply lamented, Mr. John Morcombe MOYLE.


22 APRIL 1853, Friday

SELF DESTRUCTION. - On the 3rd instant Mr. James PENGELLEY, farmer of Rock, St. Minver, got up as usual and went to see his farm. His wife being unwell, when he came back he carried her breakfast upstairs to her and took his own breakfast, and went up stairs for his razor and told his wife he was going to shave himself, instead of which he went out to an outhouse and cut his throat in a dreadful manner. The servant maid saw him fall; medical aid was procured but to no effect.


29 April 1853

At Ipplepen on Wednesday last by the Rev. Harry MORSHEAD, rector of Kelly, the Rev. William Hart SMITH, vicar of St. Minver, in this county, to Charlotte PIERCE, eldest daughter of Northmore Herle Pierce LAWRENCE, Esq., of Northend House, Ipplepen and of Launceston


17 June 1853 Friday

At St. Minver on the 9th instant, Mr. William RANDLE of Trewint, to Harriet, third daughter of Mr. Henry ALDERTON, of Hastings, Sussex.


5 July 1853

ABEL REBOUSE, 49 pleased Guilty of stealing, on the 19th of March at Trewarnan, in the parish of St Minver, a bundle of hay, the property of Mr Edward STEPHENS.


16 SEPTEMBER 1853, Friday

MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT. - On Sunday forenoon last, four men, viz., Richard PETERS, Nicholas HORSWELL, William HOSKIN, and Thomas LANGFORD, took a covered barge or lighter, and went to Newquay after pilchards, intending to return on Monday morning, instead of which however the barge was found on the rocks under Pentire cliff, a total wreck, the fish were floating among the breakers, Hoskin's cap was also picked up but no account could be obtained of the men, and there cannot be a doubt but that they were all drowned. As there was a heavy ground sea that night, it is supposed that in coming round Stepper Point a sea broke over them, carried away the mast and bulwarks, and washed them overboard, and that the barge drifted to where she was found. Hoskin has left a wife and six children unprovided for, and Langford a wife and two children.


16 December 1853

At St. Augustin's, Bristol, John, fourth son of Mr. John BESWETHERICK, of St. Minver, in this county, to Lavinia COURTENAY, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Richard Dodge PHILLIPS, of the Red Lion Inn, Bodmin.





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