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West Briton Newspaper transcriptions 1840s

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,

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20 January 1887, Thursday

Deaths - MABLY - At Manor Park, London, January 12, Francis Henry, youngest son of the late Mr. John Mably, of Trewint, St. Minver, aged 32.


17 MARCH 1887, Thursday

RANDALL - At St. Minver, William Randall, yeoman, aged 71.


16 JUNE 1887, Thursday

Cornwall – Valuable Properties for Sale in Padstow, St. Columb, Little Petherick, and St. Minver. Mr. Hawken will Sell by Public Auction, on Friday, 24th June, 1887, at Three o'clock p.m., at the Commercial Hotel, Padstow, the undermentioned Property: - Lot 1 – Freehold dwelling-house, shop, and garden, in Duke-street, Padstow, occupied by Messrs. Nicholls and Matthews, drapers, &c. Lot 2 – Freehold yards and sheds, on the west side of New-street, Padstow, occupied by Messrs. Henwood and May. Lot 3 – Freehold stable, carpenters' shop, and garden, on the east side of New-street, Padstow, occupied by Messrs. Henwood, Brewer, Knight, Hawken, and Griffths. Lot 4 – Three Freehold dwelling-houses, in New-street, Padstow, occupied by Messrs. John Cowl, Joseph Cowl, and W.H. Bate. Lot 5 – Freehold and Leasehold wharves, quays, cellars, and stores, at Little Petherick, occupied by Messrs. Hawken and Sons, and Messrs. Langford and Son. Lot 6 – Two Freehold dwelling-houses, in Fore-street, St. Columb, occupied by Messrs. M. Hahon and Polkinghorne. Lot 7 - “Cock's Meadow,” freehold, containing 1a. 1r. 23p., near St. Columb, occupied by Mr. Bennetto. Lot 8 – Three Leasehold cottages, quay, store, &c., at Rock, in the parish of St. Minver; the quay and stores occupied by Mr. T. Martyn, and the cottages by Mrs. Rowe, Miss Thomas, and Miss Hicks. To view apply to the Tenants, and for further particulars see bills. All information can be obtained of the Auctioneer at Pentruse, St. Issey; or of Mr. John Pethybridge, Solicitor, Bodmin, at whose Office the conditions of sale may be seen one week prior to the day of sale. Dated Bodmin, June 6th 1887.

14 JULY 1887, Thursday

PROFITT At Penmain, St. Minver. July 11, Mr. Charles Profitt, aged 74.


20 OCTOBER 1887, Thursday

Serious Trap Accident At St. Minver – A trap accident occurred at St. Minver on Saturday [?] between the vehicles of Mr. P. Lean, St. Kew, and [?] Colman, St. Minver. Mr. Lean's trap was [?] pieces, the occupants being thrown out, severely [?] bruised. Each party accuses the other of furious [?] and neither had lights. If these had been pro[?] accident would have been avoided. The injured [?]sing favourably.


17 NOVEMBER 1887, Thursday

ST MINVER - Owing to the boisterous weather on the 5th instant, the display of fireworks that were intended to have been put off at the growing and beautiful little watering-place, Rock, was postponed until Saturday last. The display, through the generosity of Mr. Thomas DREW, who since that he has come to reside at Rock, has been untiring in promoting its interest, was extremely good.


6 December 1850

At Plymouth, on the 20th ult., after a few hours' illness, Mary Ann, wife of Mr. John OLIVER, jun., mason, formerly of St. Minver in this county, aged 32 years.



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