St. Mewan Parish News

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25 Jan 1839, Friday

THE MINING DISTRICT of ST. AUSTELL .. comprises parts of the parishes of Saint Ewe, Saint Mewan, Saint Austell, Saint Blazey, Tywardreath, Lanlivery, Luxulion, Roche, and Saint Stephens.

The northern portions consist of high granitic hills, between which and the sea are several varieties of the slate formation; and the southern parts contain some organic remains. Elvan-courses are numerous in the western part, and there is a small patch of serpentine in the cliff near Duporth.

The granitic formation here is of much greater extent than in any of the western districts. In general this rock is rather coarse-grained, is composed of feldspar, quartz, and mica, and frequently much schorl also. In the northern, central, and western parts, however, it is often very talcose and decomposing; and the sides of Hensbarrow, the highest land in the district, supply nearly all the china-clay and china-stone sent from this county to the Potteries; indeed, all, except very small quantities from Breage and Towednack, which we have already noticed in former publication.

The micaceous and talcose varieties of granite are not mingled together, but seem to affect distinct banding; still there is, not unfrequently, a sort of transition...

The granite throughout the district, but particularly that of the high-grounds immediately north of St. Austell, which is very talcose, is traversed by innumerable subcutaceous veins; the composition of those, and their relations to the containing rocks, are well known. These veins are generally of small size; sometimes they consist of schorl and quartz; at others, of schorl and feldspar; frequently of schorl alone; and occasionally portions of them are composed of quartz and feldspar only; usually, however, they are a mixture of all three substances, and most commonly abound in tin-ore. That ore is, however, seldom confined to the veins alone, for it is generally also dispersed through the substance of the adjoining rock; into which, though the line of separation is mostly distinguishable, the veins frequently pass by imperceptible gradations.

On the whole they preserve a parallelism; but there are many exceptions, and in such cases they often exhibit the ordinary phenomena of heaves and throws; when, however, they unite, they are frequently enlarged and become proportionally productive. They are generally so small, numerous, and closely connected to the rock that in several places they are "worked open to the day" as the tin ore contained in both rock and vein repays the expense of stamping and dressing. Carclaze is the best known locality, but the Bunny and Bean are equally remarkable. Mr. Thomas has obligingly furnished us with a statement of the dimensions of the excavation at Carclaze. "It occupies an area of five acres statute, and its solid content is about 63,000 cubic fathoms, or about one million of tons, and its depth is 136 feet." Whilst operations were conducted with activity, a steam stamping-mill was set up at the very bottom of the cavity; this, although long-disused, still remains. At pre! sent several small water-wheels in different parts of the opening are worked by a small stream collected from the neighbouring commons, the water escaping through the adit; and on the lower ground working many other similar machines in its course to the sea. [Note: Carclaze mine was first worked for tin, and was very productive. It was then mined for china-clay. Eventually, the mine was more than 1 mile across, and was the richest mine in all of Cornwall.] The small tin-veins in these spots are exactly similar to those of the same ore at Bullerwidden, in St. Just, and in the slate at Polberou, and also to the little strings of copper ore in slate at Wheal Music. On the outskirts of the granite are many interesting compounds of schorl with quartz and feldspar. A fine-grained and crystalline mixture of schorl and quartz forms the much-admired Roche Rock, and a very beautiful variety, consisting almost wholly of quartz, with radiating groups of crystals of schorl, occupies the brow of Saint Mewan Beacon.

The magnificent architectural decorations introduced by J. T. Treffry, Esq., into his residence at Place, are for the most part varieties of three rocks, and of the granites of this district, which have been polished by a machine erected for the purpose at the Fowey Consuls Mines. No description can do justice to their variety and beauty. As the granite nowhere reaches the coast and as the mining operations on its junction with the slate are not very extensive, the contact of the two rocks is not visible in many places.

At Trenance-bridge, near St. Austell, the granite and slate meet in the bed of the rivulet; but as the stream is muddy with china-clay, their junction can be observed only when the water is low. The granite is fine.-grained and felspathic, and the slate deep blue, thick lamellar,, and in some places micaceous, with an irregular cleavage which dips S.E. whilst the line of junction bears about E. and W. The joints generally traverse both without interruption.

In the cutting by which Carclaze is entered from the south, the granite and slate join, or rather pass into each other, through the medium of a compact rock, mostly composed of schorl and feldspar, which are sometimes mixed; at others, in alternating laminum of felspar and schorl; in some places, however, this rock is quartzose; whilst in others, the quartz resembles a veined structure.

The lamination of the rock inclines southward, but at a very high angle; and this must continue to a great depth, as several shafts have been sunk to the level of the adit, through which the water flows from the bottom of the mine in that direction, without touching the granite. The granite at Saint Blazey comes nearly as far east as the church, but its actual contact with the slate is uneven.

The general character of the slate is a fine grain with a silky luster, and schisto.... structure, and the ar.. dip of the cleavage is towards the S.E.; the prevailing colour is a deep blue, varying greatly, however, in intensity. In many spots it is quartacous, and often abounds in quartz veins.

At Polgooth the joints are filled with felspar-clay; and this occurs at Pembroke, East Crinnis, and in some parts of Fowey Consols also. At Pembroke the slate is of dirty white colour passing into a reddish brown.

A greenstone rock appears in irregular patches among the slate, in many parts of the district; for example to the road-side near Saint Mewan Church; and a somewhat similar rock, but decomposing and exhibiting traces of a slaty cleavage, appearing to consist of feldspar and hornblende, occurs between Saint Austell and Saint Mewan-Beacon.

It has been already stated that there is a laminated rock of schorl and feldspar with traces of quartz, near Carclaze; on the hillside towards Mount Charles, the common is covered with the debris of that rock, though the subjacent rock is there reddish brown slate alternating with beds of a pale buff colour, and contains large quantities of mica. At Apple-tree and Crinnis beaches we have found large quantities of encrinal slate, and in a coarse-grained arensceous slate at Porthpean are some portions which may perhaps be obscure. At Par, Polkerris, and Fowey, Mr. Peach (of the Preventative Service at Gorran haven) has discovered many more.

In the cliffs of Duporth, a vein of serpentine runs through the slate; it is variegated, and contains a hornblende, or some similar dark coloured mineral, which are often decomposed, and apparently cemented by extremely thin layers of a very pale green stratice. Some portions are much disintegrated, whilst others which tend to decomposition are still coherent.

Elvan-courses may be studied with great advantage near Polgooth. The largest of these, Reskilling .. is extensively quarried for building; it breaks S.E. and S.W., dips N.W., and is from three to eight fathoms wide. ... Most probably this is contiguous of the Polgooth elvan. The composition of all of these is much the same, viz. A basis of feldspar, quartz, and in some ... schorl,with large porphyritic crystals of pale buff and yellow coloured feldspar. Some parts of the Polgooth are traversed by minute veins of quartz, with certain tin-ore. The directions of the lodes in the greater part of the district are a few degrees S. of W; this is the case in several of the lodes at Beans, Polgooth, Pembroke, East Crinnis, and Fowey Consuls; there are, however, some in Polgooth, and Fowey Consols, and also the lode of Charlestown Mines, which bear nearly S.E. and N.W., and thus approximate the directions of the Counter lodes in the western districts.

There are not many cross-courses in this neighbourhood. At Polgooth a flces heaves the lodes and elvan thirty fathoms; a similar one heaves the lode at Pembroke about 7 fathoms; there are some cross-courses at Fowey Consols, but they are all inconsiderable.

Some very unusual phenomena attend the intersections of the lodes and elvan at Polgooth. Saint Martin's and Screed's lodes are both heaved by Reskilling-great-elvan; an occurrence, we believe, without a parallel in the mining districts.

At Restormel, a large iron vein or cross course bears a few degrees W. of N., and dips E., it is from 2 to 4 fathoms wide, and is generally in two branches, which includes a mass (heave) of slate between them. The working on it have been extended for more than two miles in length, but no more than ten fathoms in depth, and mostly not more than 3 or 4 fathoms. Its chief produce is brown earth, red, and hemastitic iron ore much mixed with quartz, but in some places it yields large quantities of oxide of manganese. It abounds in drosy cavities (..) which are lined with crystals of quartz, and lydrous oxide of iron.

Almost the whole of the northern and western parts of this district are granitic, yield only tin-ore; but in the eastern (slate) portions of it copper ore prevails, which is generally in the state of copper pyrites (yellow ore) but native copper, red, oxide of copper, felderz, b.. (purple copper), vitreous copper ore (gray copper ore), and some of the still rarer compounds of that substance, often with fine crystals, have also occurred in Crinnis, East Crinnis, Pembroke, and Fowey Consuls. In the last-named mine, sulphuret of bismuth occurs in abundance; usually crystallized in the cavities of the (yellow copper) copper pyrites. The shoots or bunches of ore all slip from the granite, and as the rock lies mostly to the westward, the east parts of the mines are commonly the deepest.

More Stream-Tin ore has been found in this district than in all the country besides. It always occurs in a rounded form, the masses varying in size from the finest sand to several inches in diameter.

At Pentuan the tin-ground was below sea-level, and was covered by large quantities of wood, nuts, sand, shells, silt and gravel. In the higher grounds, it rests on the granite, and there is not unfrequently a second layer of tin-ore separated from the first by a bed of distintegrated granite (false-shift). The whole is usually reversed by two distinct beds of peat, divided by granite provel.., and the whole by sand, silt, and gravel, the wash of the present streams. This formation is so interesting and peculiar, that we purpose returning to its consideration at some future opportunity.

East Crinnis, Pembroke, and Beam have been stopped after having been sunk to the depth of above 100 fathoms. Polgooth is now worked to about 40 fathoms under the adit, Charlestown Mines to about 80, and Fowey Consols to 180 or 230 fathoms from the surface.

8 June 1838, Friday

Married - At St. Austell, on Tuesday last, Mr. Thomas Treleaven, yeoman, of Polglase, in that Parish, to Miss Jose, of St. Mewan.

15 June 1838, Friday

Married - At St. Mewan, on Monday last, Thomas Coode, Esq., Solicitor, St. Austell, to Susan, only daughter of the Rev. W. Hocker, rector of the former parish.

17 February 1887, Thursday

Died - BLIGHT - At Sticker, St. Mewan, February 8, Eliza Blight, relict of Ephraim Blight (for many years a large farmer in the parish of St. Mewan), aged 81.

Notes From St. Austell - On Saturday last the funeral of Mrs. Blight, relict of the late Ephraim Blight, of Sticker, took place at St. Mewan Churchyard. Mrs. Blight has attained the good old age of 81. The service was conducted by the Rev. H. Ellis (Bible Christian), of Mevagissey. This is the first time since the passing of the Burials Act that a Nonconformist has officiated at St. Mewan.

7 October 1836, Friday

Married - On the 4th instant, at St. Mewan, Mr. Thomas Body, innkeeper, to Miss Mary Wills, of Trewinnick, in Gorran.

9 December 1836, Friday

Married - On Saturday last, at Sancreed, Mr. John Permewan, of Trevear, in Sennen, to Miss Harvey, of the former parish.

Married - On the 1st instant, at St. Mewan, Mr. John Evans, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. Bawden, of the Great Hewas Inn, Sticker.

25 May 1838, Friday

Married - At the Registry Office, St. Austell, on Saturday last, Mr. John Simmons, of St. Blazey, to Mrs. Elizabeth Webb, of Polgooth, widow. And on Sunday, Mr. William Vian, of St. Mewan, to Miss Sarah Stephens, of Polgooth. Although there is no chapel licensed for marriages in this district, yet this is the fifth ceremony that has taken place under the new act; and four other notices have been read at the Board of Guardians.

1 September 1837, Friday

Married - On the 13th instant, at Portsmouth, Edward Hocker, first Lieutenant, R. M, second son of the Rev. W. Hocker, Rector of St. Mewan, to Isabella Augusta, eldest daughter of Wm. Padwick, Esq., of Norfolk-house, Hayling, Hants.

24 March 1837, Friday

Married - At St. Mewan, on Thursday last, by the Rev. C. Hocker, Mr. Praed, hairdresser, &c, of St. Ives, to Amelia Paul, second daughter of Mr. John couch, yeoman, of the former parish.

25 January 1839, Friday

Births - At Sticker, St. Mewan, on Monday last, Mrs. Joseph Whitehair, of a still-born son.

12 February 1836, Friday

Died - At Trewoon-vean, St. Mewan, on Tuesday, Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. James Andrew, aged 11 years.

4 January 1850, Friday

Married - At St Mewan on Tuesday last, John Arthur PHILLIPS Esq., Professor of Metallurgy of Putney College to Marianne, youngest daughter of George ANDREW Esq., of Carne in the former parish.

20 October 1837, Friday

Died - At Methroes, St. Mewan, on Saturday last, aged 40, Mr. George Hennah, eldest son of the late Mr. Edmund Hennah, of St. Austell, leaving a wife and two children; he was a man of the strictest honour and integrity, and his memory will be long cherished by his relatives and acquaintances.

11 January 1839, Friday

Died - At Bosinvey, in St. Mewan, on Thursday last, Miss Mary Edwards, at an advanced age.

6 January 1837, Friday

Died - Last week, at Burngallow, St. Mewan, at an advanced age, John Gaved, sen., Esq.

11 March 1853, Friday

Married - At St. Mewan on the 3rd instant, Mr. Thomas DYER to Miss S. PEARCE, of Roseweek, in the parish of St. Austell.

2 August 1850, Friday

Died - At the St. Mewan Inn, Harriet MALLET, daughter of Mrs. Pearce, aged 39 years.

1 February 1850, Friday

Died - At Burngullow in the parish of St Mewan on the 24th ult., after a short illness, Mr Thomas Davey GAVED, yeoman, aged 48 years.

29 December 1837, Friday

Died - At Trewoone, St. Mewan, on Tuesday, aged 29, Mr. Christopher Bennetts, spirit merchant, of St. Austell, respected by all who knew him.

1 June 1838, Friday

Died - On Friday last, at Methroes, St. Mewan, Mary, eldest daughter of the late Mr. George Hennah, of St. Austell, aged 5 years.

15 April 1853, Friday

Married - At St. Mewan on Saturday last, Mr. J.B. HAWKE to Miss L. SKIDMORE, both of that parish.

20 January 1887, Thursday

Accident at Carn Brea Mine - Alfred NANCARROW, a lad, of Tregojoran, Camborne, was severely injured in the head by falling a distance of 12 fms. in Carn Brea mines. He was removed to the Miners' Hospital, and attended by Dr. W. PERMEWAN, of Pool.

St. Mewan Church - The parish church has lately been enriched by two very handsome donations. On Christmas day was used for the first time an altar cloth, presented by the Misses COODE, of Pond-dhu, St. Austell. The frontal is of white satin with the sacred monogram I.H.S. in the center. The stoles, super frontal, and super altar are of deep crimson, the correct Church colour. All are beautifully worked, the last named having seven golden stars along the length. On Sunday was seen for the first time a most beautiful painted window, by Heaton, Butler, and Baynes, in the east-end of the south aisle. It has been erected by members of the family in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel BENNETTS, of Trewoon, in the parish, and their children. As being situate between the great and swell organs an appropriate subject was chosen. In the centre light is represented our Blessed Lord in glory, with the world in his hand; on either side, David as the royal harpist, and Jubal as the inventor of musical instruments. The effect is very beautiful, and has much improved the appearance of the little church.

1 July 1853, Friday

William TREGAY, 39, was found Guilty of stealing on the 9th of April, 7 lbs. of beef, the property of James TOMS, railway labourer, at a public house in the parish of St. Mewan. - Two Months' Hard Labour.

31 January 1887, Monday

Died - GAVED - At River Walk, St. Austell, Jan 29, Jane Colwell, relict of homas Dayey Gaved, of Burngullow, St. Mewan.

22 November 1850, Friday

COMMITTALS AT ST. AUSTELL - On Tuesday last an Irish woman, named Joanna Sullivan, was committed, by Sir Joseph Sawle Graves SAWLE, Bart., and Mr. Edward COODE, to the house of correction at Bodmin, to hard labour for fourteen days, for wilfully and maliciously breaking two panes of glass at the St. Austell Union Workhouse on the 18th instant. At the same time William Henry BARBERY of St. Austell, was committed for one calendar month, for disobeying a magistrate's order for the maintenance of the bastard child of Elizabeth Pearce HARRIS, of St Mewan.

19 July 1850, Friday

CORONER'S INQUEST. The following inquest has been held before Mr John CARLYON, coroner:- On Wednesday last, at Truan, in the parish of St Mewan, on the body of Charles COOK, of that place, carrier, aged 55 years, who hung himself the day before in his hay field. He was found suspended to an oak tree by his neckerchief. It appeared from the evidence of different witnesses that he had been in a low desponding state of mind for some weeks past, at times scarcely knowing what he was about, or what to do. Verdict, "temporary insanity."

11 August 1887, Thursday

LANGFORD At Polgooth, St. Mewan, August 3, Mr. John Langford, aged 52.

11 November 1853, Friday

At Trewan, in the parish of St. Mewan, on the 3rd inst., Mr. Samuel BENNETTS, sen., aged 80 years.

23 DECEMBER 1853, Friday

At Sticker, on the 11th instant, Mr. William TRUDGEON, aged 52 years.

25 NOVEMBER 1887, Thursday

THE OLD POLGOOTH AND TREGONGEEVES MINE near St. Austell, has again been stopped, and over 80 persons thrown out of employment. This mine has been working since the days of Queen Elizabeth, when St. Austell was a small village, and has met with various successes, but of late it has been often changing owners and managers, and again it has become a knocked bal. The London agent, Mr. J.B. FASTENEGE, and Capt J. PARKYN are now on the spot making final arrangements; also the owner Mr. J.H. KEENE. It is hoped by some that the works may continue.

14 FEBRUARY 1840, Friday

At Sticker, St. Mewan, on Tuesday last, Margery, wife of Mr. John Couch, in the 59th year of her age. She was a faithful wife, and an affectionate mother. Throughout a long and useful life she was universally respected, and her truly honest and honourable scruples, she will long be remembered by all those who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. She was a steady member of the Wesleyan Society for nearly 50 years, and we may truly say "her end was peace."

10 July 1840, Friday

At St. Austell, on Tuesday, Mr. Wm. MERIFIELD, auctioneer, &c., to Mary, only daughter of the late N. CREWES, Esq., of Hembol, St. Mewan.

25 September 1840, Friday

On the 17th instant, Mr. John BROAD, of Veryan, to Mary, second daughter of the late Mr. John KEAM, of St. Mewan.

25 FEBRUARY 1842, Friday

At St. Austell, on the 17th instant, Mr. Theophelus MITCHELL, of South Caradon mine, to Miss CLEMO, of Polgooth, St. Mewan.

4 MARCH 1842, Friday

Lately, in the parish of St. Mewan, Mrs. S. MITCHELL, to Mr. James TRETHEWEY, both of Sticker.

8 APRIL 1842, Friday

At St. Mewan, on Tuesday last, the Rev. W. HOCKEN, aged 70 years.

10 JUNE 1842, Friday

At Burngulla, St. Mewan, on Monday, the 30th ult., Mrs. Thomas GAVED, of a daughter.

1 JULY 1842, Friday

At Trevanion, in St. Mewan, on Tuesday last, Mrs. D. ROBERTS, of a son.

9 DECEMBER 1842, Friday

ST. AUSTELL PETTY SESSIONS. At these sessions, held on Tuesday last, John BENNETS jun. butcher, of St. Mewan, was charged by Mr. YELLAND, butcher, with stealing from his market stand, on Friday last, a piece of pork, and was committed to take his trial for the offence at the next Quarter Sessions. Bail was afterwards taken for his appearance. A young man named Charles BONE, was charged with throwing down some of the coping of the wall on western road leading out of the town, and was fined GBP1. In default of payment he was committed for one month to hard labour.

24 NOVEMBER 1843, Friday

At Polgooth, in the parish of St. Mewan, on the 16th instant, Mr. Samuel Gaved, aged 63 years.

7 JUNE 1844, Friday

CORONER'S INQUESTS. The following inquests were held before J. CARLYON, ESQ., coroner, on Saturday last. At St. Mewan, on the body of ELIZABETH SMITH, aged 16 months, who attempted to run across the road near her father's house on Friday last, just as a waggon laden with clay stone was passing, and before the driver could possibly stop his horses the near wheel went over her head and killed her on the spot. Verdict, accidental death. Deodand, sixpence. [Clay wagons were know to have over 1,000-pound loads. jm]

15 NOVEMBER 1844, Friday

At St. Austell, on Monday last, Mr. Richard CRAB, shoe-maker, to Miss Honor CORWELL; and Mr. T. BRAY, to Miss Mary COCK, of St. Mewan.

27 JUNE 1845, Friday

CORONERS' INQUESTS - the following inquests have been held before JOHN CARLYON, Esq., coroner, since our last report: [among others] On Monday last, at Sticker, on the body of COLAN NICHOLLS, aged nine years, who was amusing himself, with other boys, on Saturday last, by descending and ascending the ladders in one of the shafts at St. Austell Consols mine, when he fell from one of the ladders to the bottom of the shaft, and was so seriously injured that he died a few hours after he was carried home.

11 JULY 1845, Friday

Births - At Burngulla, in the parish of St. Mewan, on Sunday last, the wife of Mr. T. GAVED, of a son.

23 JANUARY 1846, Friday

At STICKER, on Friday last, the wife of Mr. R TREVENA, aged 55 years.

3 APRIL 1846, Friday

At St. Mewan, on the 24th ult., Mr. Samuel SEARLE, millwright, to Miss Louisa BAWDEN.

12 JUNE 1846, Friday

FIRE AT STICKER - About seven o'clock on Wednesday, the 3rd instant, the inhabitants of this village were thrown into a great consternation by an alarm of fire., It was soon discovered that the dwelling-house of JOHN BLIGHT, husbandman, was on fire. There was no supply of water close at hand, but with the assistance of neighbours, the fire was, with great difficulty, subdued. By some means the furze in the wood-corner had caught fire, and ELIZA BLIGHT, seeing the fire as she passed the kitchen door, ran up stairs to the bed room and took out the two sleeping children. The greater part of the house was burnt down, the furniture destroyed, while all the family's wearing apparel was also burnt, besides some cash. We regret to learn that it is quite out of the poor man's power to purchase the common necessaries of life without the assistance of a benevolent public.

10 JULY 1846, Friday

Died - In ST.MEWAN, on the 25th ult., Mrs. COCK, aged 85 years.

4 SEPTEMBER 1846, Friday

Born - At St. Mewan, on the 25th ult., the wife of Mr. Jos. SNELL, of the St. Mewan Inn, of a daughter.

12 NOVEMBER 1847, Friday

On the same day at Sticker, in the parish of Mewan, on the body of THOMAS SKEWES, aged 30, who was killed at Polgooth mine, on the preceding Thursday evening, by the falling on him, of some stones and rubbish from the side of a shaft, while he was working below. He died on Friday from the injuries he received. Verdict, accidental death.

7 JANUARY 1848, Friday

Married - At St. MEWAN, on the 27th ult., Mr. John GAVED, butcher, to Miss Mary BENNETT, both of Polgooth.

14 JANUARY 1848, Friday

VERYAN, appellant, ST. MEWAN, respondent - an appeal against an order for the removal of WILLIAM ROWE, MARY, his wife, and seven children from St. Mewan to Veryan [on the ground that settlement for him was that of his father. Pauper's brother testified his father rented a tenement called Tresavean[?], under a lease for fourteen years, in the parish of Veryan. SAMUEL HEARLE, one of the servants, testified the father paid poor-rates and land tax while holding the farm. Appellants claimed the lease had been signed by the brother, not the father, and that the father's name had been added. The court found for the settlement in Veryan.]

18 AUGUST 1848, Friday

Married - At St. Mewan, on the 5th instant, Mr. James DYER, late of the Diocsesan Training School, Exeter, to Miss D. CLEMO, of the former parish.

27 April 1849, Friday

At St. Mewan, on Saturday last, Mr. Henry DANIEL, chemist and druggist, of St. Austell, to Ellen, only daughter of the late Mr. James ANDREW, of Trewoon Vean, in the former place.

30 November 1849, Friday

REDUCTION OF RENTS - The steward of the Honorable Mrs. AGAR, of Lanhydrock, held her annual court at the Queen's Head Inn, St. Austell, on tuesday the 20th instant, for the Manor of Burngalloe, in St. Mewan, and lands in adjoining parishes, when a reduction of twenty-five per cent was made on the rents due at Michaelmas last.

21 DECEMBER 1849, Friday

Married - At St. Mewan, on Wednesday last, Mr. LANYON, of Gorran, to Mrs. SAMUEL ROBERTS, of the former parish.

23 May 1851, Friday

At St. Mewan, on the 13th instant, Mr. Edward Body MAY, butcher, to Miss Mary GAVED.

29 August 1851, Friday

Married - At the Wesleyan Chapel, St. Austell, on Wednesday last, the Rev. John McKENNY, Wesleyan Minister, to Jane, second daughter of Mr. John GAVED, merchant, of St. Mewan.

21 JULY 1854, Friday

Births - At Trewoon, in the parish of St. Mewan, on Friday last, the wife of Mr. Jacob OLVER, grocer, a son.

28 April 1854, Friday

At Nanphysick, in the parish of St. Mewan, on the 13th instant, Fanny, youngest daughter of Mr. Peter JENKIN, aged 15 years.

17 NOVEMBER 1854, Friday

ST. AUSTELL - A MARRIAGE QUESTION - It is reported that on Saturday last a couple presented themselves to the vicar for the purpose of being married, and delivered to him a certificate of banns, having been published in St. Mewan church on Saints Days. The vicar refused to marry. Is he legally justified in so doing?

13 OCTOBER 1854, Friday

At St. Mewan, on Sunday last, Mr. William SEARLE to Miss Eliza BENNETT; Mr. Ambrose PARNELL to Miss Catherine SEARLE; and Mr. John OSBORNE to Miss Mary Jane SEARLE, all of that parish.

5 JANUARY 1855

RICHARD SEARLE, 36, mason, was charged with stealing a quantity of deal planks, the property of Messrs. ROBERT SHARPE and Sons, at St. Mewan, in the month of July, 1854. Mr. Shilson conducted the prosecution.

6 July 1855, Friday

JOHN ROBERTS, 35, miner, was charged with stealing a quantity of wood fencing and other timber, the property of ROBERT SHARPE and SONS, railway contractors, at St. Mewan, on the 19th of June. The prisoner, it appears, lives near the Cornwall Railway, and also near the residence of MR. ELWIN STEVENS, a farmer in St. Mewan. On the 19th of June, MR. EDWIN STEVENS, in consequence of seeing prisoner's wife and another woman at the railway, obtained the assistance of two police constables from St. Austell, and searched the prisoner's house; they found there some twenty-five pieces of railway fencing and five sleepers, part of which had been used for building an outhouse in prisoner's garden. The prisoner, on being apprehended and charged, said he had been to work, and did not know what the women had been doing.

24 AUGUST 1855, Friday

Born - At Polgooth, in the parish of St. Mewan, on Friday last, the wife of Mr. J.D. Gaved, butcher, of a son.