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Subject: [CORNISH] Weekly Newspaper, News, 10th November, 1843.
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 14:56:42 +0100
West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser - Friday, November 10th, 1843.
NOTICE - Whereas, a separation having taken place between me and my wife,
CHARLOTTE EDDY, I hereby give notice, that I will not be answerable for any
debt or debts which she may contract after this public information. STEPHEN
EDDY. Pendarves Mills, Camborne, Nov. 6, 1843.
THE STANNARIES COURT - MOTIONS - COODE and OTHERS v. WILLIAMS - Mr.
STOKES moved for a decree pro confesso on behalf of the plaintiffs, who were
labourers in the Tregothaan Consols mine, for the sum of GBP21 or
thereabouts. Decree granted.
Mr. G. N. SIMMONS subsequently moved an affidavit for a rule to show cause
why the defendant should not be allowed to answer, and the decree be
suspended in the meantime. Rule nisi granted.
WILLIAMS v. NICHOLL - Mr. STOKES moved for a new trial, on the ground that
the verdict which was given for the defendant was against evidence. The
Vice-Warden postponed his decision to look over the evidence.
FERRIS v. TEALOR - Mr. STOKES obtained a rule nisi to show cause why the
verdict in this case, which was tried last sittings, should not be set
aside, and a new trial granted on the ground of excess of damages. The rule
nisi was subsequently granted.
SIMMONS v. KNIGHT - Mr. G. N. SIMMONS said this case was undefended, and
he moved, on an affidavit of interlocutory judgment having been signed, for
a rule to go before the Registrar. It was on a bill of exchange, in which
there was judgment by default. Rule nisi granted.
MITCHELL v. LLOYD - Mr. CHILCOTT, in this, which was a similar case,
obtained a similar rule.
MICHELL and OTHERS v. CARNE - Mr. ROBERTS moved for a rule nisi for
judgment, the parties not having proceeded to trial, though issue was joined
in April last. Rule nisi granted.
TREGILGAS v. DUNGEY - Mr. HOCKIN showed cause against a rule nisi,
obtained by Mr. BENNALLACK, for a new trial, on the ground that the verdict
was against the weight of evidence as to the plaintiff being a miner at the
time the debt was contracted. Mr. HOCKIN contended that by the convocation
act, 16 Ch. I., c. 15, it was only necessary that the plaintiff should be a
miner at the time of the commencement of the suit. Mr. Bennallack said the
plaintiff was not a working miner for just before the account was brought he
bought a small share in a trumpery mine. The learned advocate said he
remembered that when he was Steward there were numerous cases decided in
which the principle was laid down that it was necessary the parties should
be miners at the time of the contraction of the debt, such cases would be
found in the steward's book if that could be obtained. That book he (Mr.
B.) had handed over to the late Mr. BORLASE of Helston, when he ceased to
act as steward. His Honour said that that book had never found its way into
the office, although it ought to have been delivered up with the other
documents connected with the proceedings of the old Stannaries Courts. His
Honour expressed a wish to see the book, to ascertain the practice, and
postponed his decision in order that a search might be made for it.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 - PADDON and ANOTHER v. FERRIS - Mr. STOKES moved for
a rule to show cause why the proceedings in the case of W.H. PADDON and
JOSEPHUS FERRIS, v. JOHN FERRIS, should not be dismissed for want of
prosecution. Issue was joined on the 28th of April last, and since that
there had been no further proceedings taken. Rule nisi granted for a
judgment as in case of a nonsuit.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7. - TROUNSON v. BROADHURST - This was a small debt
case in which the jury gave a verdict to the defendant on the ground that
the plaintiff, who had bought a share in a mine called Wheal Lovell for 15s.
which had since stopped, was not a miner. Mr. ROOKES applied for a rule
nisi for a new trial on the ground that the verdict was against evidence;
but the Court refused the rule, observing that the question as to what
constituted a miner was properly one for the consideration of the jury.
PERRY v. JOHNS - This was a case in which a mine captain claimed GBP36.
1s. 6d. for wages, &c. of the adventurers in Treloar and Crowgey mine, the
surface work of which was done on a neighbouring mine called Wheal Lovell,
where only mine buildings were erected. Mr. ROGERS, for plaintiff, applied
on an affidavit for service, on Wheal Lovell to be deemed good personal
service, the residence of the adventurers being unknown. His Honour
suggested an amendment in the affidavit, and subsequently allowed the
service to be made on the defendant's wife, who resides in the county, and
also to be stuck up on the counting-house at Wheal Lovell.
SAINT AUSTELL AND SAINT STEPHENS RAILROAD - A meeting of gentlemen
connected with the clay works and mines in the neighbourhood of Saint
Stephens and Saint Austell, was held at Saint Austell, on Thursday, the 2nd
inst., when a company was formed for the purpose of extending the railroad,
which now runs from the harbour to Pentuan to Saint Austell, about six miles
further into the midst of the Saint Stephens clay works; and Mr. CHILCOTT,
solicitor, of Truro, was instructed to take immediate steps for obtaining an
Act of Parliament in the ensuing session for the purpose of effecting this
object. The advantage of such railroad to the clay owners and their lessees
will be very great, by enabling them to ship their clay at half the present
price, and with no damage to the material; whilst the landed proprietors
will be almost equally benefited by the great facilities it will afford them
in obtaining lime and other manures for their land.
PENZANCE SAILORS' CHAPEL - this chapel, which was to have been opened on
Friday last, was not regularly opened till Sunday, in consequence of the
severity of the weather on the former day. On Sunday afternoon, the
attendance was so numerous, that many were unable to obtain admission. The
services were conducted by the Rev. T. HEELY, of the Wesleyan connexion, and
the Rev. J. FOXELL, Independent minister, the latter gentleman preaching
from Acts XIII., 26. The chapel, which is intended for the use of sailors
and their wives, is neat and commodious, and is built on ground given for
the purpose by Mr. CORNISH. The erection of the building cost only GBP100,
in addition to which there are other expenses amounting to about GBP20 -
leaving a deficiency of GBP30. On Sunday, about GBP5 were collected, and
there were to be other services in the course of the present week, at which
collections would be made.
PILCHARD FISHERY - MEVAGISSEY - The boisterous and unsettled weather for
some time past, has prevented the fishermen from following their avocations;
and at present, the later shoals of pilchards have not made their
appearance. The seans are still on board.
ENORMOUS TROUT - Last week, while Mr. JOHN HARRIS, of Penderleath, in the
parish of Towednack, was angling in a river at Cold harbour Moor, he caught
a trout, which measured 14 inches in girt, and was 20 inches long. It is
supposed to be the largest fish of the kind which has ever been caught in
REDRUTH UNION - We have great pleasure in stating that the tradesmen, and
others employed at the Redruth Union House, have made a subscriptions
amongst themselves, and presented Mr. ROGERS with a very handsome Inkstand,
&c., as a testimony of their respect for his character, and their grateful
sense of the kindness he had uniformly manifested towards them since he has
had the management of the house. We believe that Mr. Rogers, who has
received an appointment to the governorship of the Chard Union House,
carries with him the good wishes of all who have had an opportunity of
witnessing the judgment, and kindness, with which he has made the Redruth
Union House, as far as practicable, a comfortable home to the necessitous,
an effectual school of industry for the lazy pauper, and a pattern house in
respect of cleanliness, classification, and discipline.
SMUGGLING - On Monday last, the house of JANE TOMS, whose husband was some
time since sentenced to six months' imprisonment for smuggling, was searched
by the Custom-house officers, of Falmouth, for concealed contraband goods;
and, after some time, they discovered a kind of cave dug out under the
ground-floor of the house, where was deposited demi-johns of spirit, cigars
&c. Jane awaits the order of the commissioners.
TRURO POLICE - On Friday last, NATHANIEL BENNETTS, was brought up for
re-examination, but was discharged, the police not having been able to find
an owner for the apples which had been found in his possession.
On Saturday, WILLIAM GUBB was again brought up on the charge of stealing a
pen-knife and brooch, but was discharged, the evidence against him not being
strong enough to commit him for trial.
On Monday, JAMES DAVEY, shoemaker, alias the Goldfinch, of Truro, was
charged with drunken and disorderly conduct on Sunday last, and was fined
5s. with costs. Being an old offender, he was also ordered to find two
sureties in GBP10, to be of good behaviour for the next twelve months, in
default of which he was committed to the house of correction until the next
On Tuesday, ELIZABETH TREZISE, of Gwennap, was charged with drunken and
indecent conduct in the streets, and was committed to the house of
correction for one month's hard labour.
On Wednesday MARY ANN GILBERT, of Kenwyn, was charged with stealing a silk
shawl and other articles, the property of EMMA WALL, of Truro. The stolen
articles were found in her father's house, and she was committed to take her
trial at the next sessions.
TYWARDREATH - On Wednesday last, WALTER GUMMOW, mason, of St. Austell, was
brought before the Rev. CHARLES LYNE, charged with being drunk and
disorderly on Sunday last, and with assaulting Mr. WILLIAM KEAM, shoemaker,
of St. Blazey. He was fined 5s. with costs.
ATTEMPT AT MURDER - On Saturday last, Mr. KEAST, master of the Union
House, at Torpoint, had a narrow escape of his life. One of the paupers, in
a deranged state, attacked him with an open knife, which he had previously
sharpened. Mr. Keast, fortunately, had some coppers in his pocket, which
turned the knife, and so prevented it from injuring him. He then jumped
over a garden wall, seized a stick, and felled his pursuer, who was close
after him; after which assistance arrived, and the maniac was properly
ST MERRYN CHURCH - We understand that a monument, after a neat
ecclesiastical design, and executed in a superior style, by Mr. EDGCOMB,
statuary, of Truro, has been erected in this Church, in the memory of the
late Rev. John GURNEY, formerly Vicar of that Parish and other members of
ALARMING FIRE - On Friday morning last, the inhabitants of Penryn were
aroused about three o'clock, by the cry of "fire," which broke out in a
house occupied by a person named PASCOE, in Helston Road, and which was
totally destroyed; but by the timely arrival of the engines, and the
exertions of the inhabitants, the adjoining houses were saved. A great part
of Mr. Pascoe's furniture was destroyed in its hasty removal.
MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT AT HAYLE FOUNDRY - On Monday last, as a man named
THOMAS POTTER, of St. Erth church-town, was in the act of assisting to lift
a large heat from the forge to the anvil by the help of an iron bar, his
feet suddenly slipped, and one of his legs, which came in contact with the
bar, was severely fractured.
CORONERS' INQUESTS - On Monday last, an inquest was held by Mr. GILBERT
HAMLEY, deputy coroner, at Moorwinstow, in view of some bodies supposed to
be there of the unfortunate crew of the "Alonzo," It appeared from the
evidence of Mr. GEORGE WHITEING DEEVY, that the vessel sailed about the 24th
of October from Stockton, laden with iron, and the crew consisted of nine.
A man of the name of MARTIN deposed that he saw about that number in a boat
about three gun shots from the land last Saturday week, at half-past eleven
o'clock. He called to them several times, and held up his hat; he watched
the boat as long as he could, but soon lost sight of her. The vessel which
the unfortunate men left, came in safe at Bude. Only four of the bodies
have yet been picked up, and they, from having been in the water so long,
could not be identified by Mr. Deevy, the owner. A stocking of one of the
men was marked G. D., and as there was a man on board of the name of GEORGE
DEE, there could be no doubt that they belonged to the "Alonzo." Verdict, -
On the same day an inquest was held by J. HAMLEY, Esq., at Tywardreath, on
view of the body of a child, who was found dead by its parents early on
Monday morning, having gone to bed apparently well. Verdict, - Died by the
visitation of God.
On Thursday, the 2nd instant, an inquest was held by Mr. HAMLEY, at the
Blackhead, near Charlestown, upon the body of WILLIAM TRESTAIN BRAY, aged 21
years. The deceased had been gathering sea weed, with which he loaded a
small boat so heavily that it sunk with him. He kept himself on the water
for a short time, but not being able to swim, before assistance could reach
him he sunk in about seven feet of water to rise no more. His father and
uncle witnessed the accident, but having to go to Ropehaven for a boat,
about forty minutes elapsed before the body was recovered. Verdict,
The following inquests have been held before W. HICHENS, Esq., coroner,
since our last report:- On the 2nd instant, in the parish of St. Hilary, on
the body of WILLIAM CADDY, aged about three and a half years, who caught his
clothes on fire, on the 31st ult., and died on the same day. Verdict -
On the 8th inst., in the parish of Sithney, on the body of THOMAS RICHARDS,
aged 23 years, who on the preceding day, whilst at his labor at Wheal
Penrose mine, in the above parish, fell into one of the shafts thereof, a
distance of 50 fathoms, or thereabouts, and was instantly killed. Verdict,
- Accidental death.
On Monday last, an inquest was held before JOHN ROSCORLA, Esq., at the
Guildhall, Penzance, on the body of Mrs. WILLIAM COLENSO, of Market
Jew-Street, aged 64 years, who had died suddenly on the previous Saturday.
>From the evidence adduced, it appeared that Mrs. Colenso kept a school, and
that on Saturday morning, between ten and eleven o'clock, while engaged in
her duties, she suddenly leaned her arm upon the table, and a strange noise
proceeded from her throat. Mr. Colenso was immediately called and he at
once sent for a surgeon, but it was useless. It appeared that the deceased
had recently undergone an operation for dropsy, and the surgeon then
intimated that she could not survive long. Verdict - Died by the visitation
On Saturday last, an inquest was held at the Crown and Anchor inn, Falmouth,
by W. J. GENN, Esq., on the body of JOSEPH HERBERT, aged 16 years, who was
an apprentice on board the "Ann Grant," lying in Falmouth roads. The
deceased was employed in greasing the main-topmast, when he lost his hold,
fell on the deck, and expired instantly. Verdict - Accident death.
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