Grandfather Sanders Pocket Book

These extracts from Grandfather Sanders Pocket Book kindly provided by Frank Pinto.

Grandfather Sanders Pocket Book

(Transcribed by Frank Pinto in 2010)

 

What follows is a transcription of a small book, measuring approx 3in X 5in. Inside the front cover, which is reddish brown and once carried a brass clasp to keep it closed, is the Almanac for 1851. It contains observations hand written in pen and ink by, Grandfather Sanders. Its entries start in 1851 and end in 1867 although there are some later entries in a different hand. I have typed these later entries in italics. It gives a brief insight into some of the people living in Gorran Haven at the time, mainly listing Births, Deaths and Marriages. Its contents may help those interested in researching their family history.

 

It is said that at the time the entries start Grandfather Sanders was the landlord of the Ship Inn, Gorran Haven. The Ship Inn was situated at the top of the beach in the cottage now known as Beach House. It is part of the complex that contains the Mermaid Café and is now surrounded by the sea defence wall known locally as “The Platt”.

 

The book is currently the property of Robert Holland, who lived for most of his childhood in Gorran Haven. He now lives, with his wife Jenny, in France.

 

The book was bequeathed to him by Dorrie Liddicoat who lived with her husband Jim and his brother Fred in a cottage in Rattle Street, Gorran Haven, now known as Rosedale. Fred and Jim were fishermen working together on a typical Gorran Haven Crabber named Lindy Lou. These gentlemen were well known to anyone living in Gorran Haven just after the Second World War. Both men always wore the fisherman’s “uniform” of roll necked navy sweaters and jacket. Jim was a large quiet man but Fred was a real character always with a cigarette in the corner of his mouth. He chain smoked untipped Woodbines. He smoked them until the stub became that small that it was too hot to hold between his lips. The next cigarette was then lit from this stub if he could find a way of holding it without burning his fingers. He was also the caretaker of the snooker room in the Old Institute. Those of us boys who were teenagers in the sixties spent many winter school holiday afternoons sitting, happily, with Fred around the “Tortoise” coal fired stove.

 

 

 

I have tried faithfully to reproduce Grandfather Sanders words and spelling. Where I have found it impossible to read a word or letter I have inserted question marks.

 

Each page of the book is numbered but not, I believe, by Grandfather Sanders. I have, however, included the numbers as reference points.

 

Not all of the entries are in chronological order so I have emboldened the years. This I hope highlights where entries have been added later.

 

On page 5 there is reference to “taking up the West Briton”. It would appear that Grandfather Sanders must have found some of the articles in the newspaper so interesting that he made entries about them in his book.

 

The first section of the book, (approx 35 pages) relate to the pub and are lists of items needed for brewing. The more interesting contents follow.

 


Page 1.

1851

June 17th     Brewd 36 galls o beer

July 7th         Brewd 18 Galls o beer

July 31st     Brewd malt            1 7

August 4th                               3 6

12th                                3 6

19th                                3 6

25th                                1 7

Sep     30th.

1852

13th Jan E A Home one day with bad lip

 

E A went to Miss Clark Oct 21st.

Home 3 days with finger.

Sep 26 Seteld with my house and Esther.

 

Page 2

1851

                                       £     s     d

June pead for malt & hop 3   15     0

July                                5   12     2

August                           2     2     6

August                           3   15   10

Sept                               4     8     0

Oct                                 1   13     9

Nov                                 2 14     0

Dec                                 3   12   0

————–

27     3   7

1852

Jan                                   2     5     0

Feb                                 2       5    0

March                             3       9     0

April                               4     2     6

May                                 2     5       0

May                                 4     7       0

June                               4   10      0

July                                 5   12       6

August                             7   2       0

Sept                               6   0       0

 

Page 3

May Lead out for the house

                                         £   s   d

Lock and lach                         1   3

Glas and puttey                       2   8

Hingis for windos                     0   6

Paint and oil                     1   0 10

Brushes and Lime                   3   6

Wood                               1   1   6

Work                                   10   6

Hingis and latch for doors         2   6

Edward Oliver                         7   0

Jacub Reaket                           1   0

———–

3   11 5

William Gie                             1 41/2

Jacub Recket                           2   6

Settled                               3 15 31/2

Febry 28th Cheldren went to scool

April Susan home 1 & 1 week

Elizebeth       2 & 1 & 2

 

Page 4

1851

                                     £     s   d

June 4 47 tuns of coals 16   9   0

Fright                   12   6   9

Carige & stowin       1   8   10

—————-

30   4   7

 

July 23 Coals 47 tuns     16   9   0

Fright                           13   1   0

Carige & stowing             1   18 0

————-

30 18   9

————–

61     3 4

 

 

1852

April 1st    

401/2 tuns of coals         28 17 0

Carige                             1   0 10

Stowing                                7   6

Lowence                               2 6

—————

30   7   10

June 4th 11 tons 6 cwt       7   9   8

Carige & stowin                     5   2

Lowence                              1   0

————–

7   15 10

Page 5

1852

Janry Lead out for the house

£   s   d

Chimle top                          5   0

Jacub Recket                       2   6

Repearing Slet                     2   6

Nov Repearing Slet                     8

Settled

 

March 53 Reparing slet         1   6

Oct     Wod for Stalile           7   0

 

May 53 Bought a pig of Mr Burn

 

West Briten tuck up on the 19th of March 1852

 

Page 6

Eliza Ann went to Miss Clarks Oct 21st 1851.

Nov 16th Pead Miss Clark 12s 6d

Dec home 3 Days with a Bad finger

Janry 1852 home one day with A bad Lip

Febry home 15 days with A bad thum

 

Dec 27th 1852 A very high tide.

Broke in Sellers Doors

 

Nov 18th 1852 The Duke of Wilinton beured

Page 7                               £     s   d

Sept 4th Coals 5 cwt             2     4   2

Sept 27th 63 ton                 42   10   0

Janry 1st 1853     Malt     1B   8 Galls

Janry 21st             Malt     1B   8 Galls

Febry 10th             Malt     1B   6 Galls

Febry 10th   Settled

Febry 19th           Malt       3   3

Febry 19th           Hops     29 lbs

Febry 26th           Malt     3 galls

March 11th           Malt     21/2 galls

Settled

April                   Malt       5   3 Galls

May 6th               Malt       21/2 Galls

Settled

May 30th             Malt       21/2 Galls

June 4th               Malt       21/2 galls

June 4th               Hops     30 lbs

Settled

 

Page 8

Oct 1852

Paid Mr E Cowlin for malt & Hops £7 2s 6d

Dec                                           £3 9s 0d

 

Pead in 52                               £52 9s 6d

 

Febry 1853 Pead                       3 18 4

March                                       7   2 0

May                                           7 10 0

June 14th                                   7   2 6

Sept 10th                                 13 2 0

Nov 3rd                                       8   0 0

Dec                                           4   2 6

———-

50 17 4

 

 

Page 9

Receved malt & Hops from Mr E Cowlin July 3rd             Malt      21/2 Bushls

July 17th           Malt     11/4

July 24th           Malt      21/2

Augst 7th           Malt     21/2

Augst 7th           hops     28 lbs

Augst 17th        Malt      11/2 B

Settled

Augst 28          Malt     21/2

Sept 11th         Malt      21/2

Sept 25th          Malt     21/2

Oct 9th            Malt     21/2

Oct 9th              Hops   25 lbs

Oct 23rd             Malt     21/2

Settled

Nov 24th            Malt     21/2

Dec 24th            Malt     1 B 8 g   Settled

Page 10

Baut of Mr Varcoe

15 tons 9cwt Coals

19s per ton       £14 13s 6d

 

April 25th

Baut of Mr Varcoe

18tons 9cwts of Coals

17s 9d per ton   £16 7s 6d

 

May 27th

Baut of Capt Lealen

16 tons 3 cwt of coals at

17s 3d per ton   £13 19s 0d

 

Page 11

Baut of Mr Varcoe

33 tons 8 cwts of Coals at

16s 6d per ton   £27 11s 0d

Carige                       14s 7d

Stowing                       8s 4d

Lowence                     4s 6d

————–

£28 18s 3d

 

Sept 6th Baught of Capt Leleain

30 tons 1cwt of Coals at

17s per ton           £25 10s 0d

Carige & Lowence         9s 0d

Stowin                           2s 6d

—————

£26   1s   6d

 

Dec 5 Baught of Capt Leleain

551/2 tons of Coals at

22s 7½ d per ton   £62 15s 8d

Carige Stowing     £ 2   7s 8d

—————

Totel                     £65     3s 4d

Page 12

Baught of Mr E Cowlin Malt & hops

                                 B   Gs

June 9th       Malt         2   15

July 11th       Malt       21/2

July 30th     Malt       21/2

July Returned Hops   121/2 lbs

August 8th     Hops     41/2   lbs

August 13th   Hops     3      lbs

August 13th   Malt       2½   B

August 22nd   Malt       21/2 B

August 22nd   Hops     12 lbs

Sept 10th   Settled the above

Sept 12th       Malt       15 galln

Sept 17th       Malt         21/2   galln

Sept 17th     Hops       2 lbs

Oct 1st         Malt         21/2   B

Oct 1st         Hops       20 lbs

Nov 3rd   Settled the above

Nov 21st       Malt         11/4 B

Dec 2nd       Malt         11/4 B

Dec 19th       Malt         11/4 B

Page 13

Oct 1853 Baught of John Frances 3 Hogheds of Cider at £1 2s 6d per Hoghed       Settled

 

Do of Wm Dingle 2 hogheds at £1 2s 6d per hoghed     Settled

 

Do of Wm Dingle 4 hogheds at £1 5s 0d per Hoghed

Oct 31st Pead Wm Dingle   £5 2s 0d                     Settled

 

Do Recherd Hennea 2 Hoghead for     £1 5s 0d per Hoghead £2 10s 0d           Settled

 

Receved from W Dingle 2 Hoghead one kilderken & 8 galls

 

 

Page 14

1854

Receved Malt & Hops of Mr E Cowling

Jan 21st Malt     21/ 2   B

Jan 25th Settled

 

Febry 18th Malt  21/2   B

March 4th   Malt   21/2   B

March 4th   Hops   30 lbs

March 4th   Settled

 

April 8th     Malt   21/2   B

April 23rd   Malt   21/2   B

May 2nd   Settled

 

Dec 22nd   Malt   21/2   B

 

Pig   1

 

1855

Janry 12th   Hops     5 lbs

Janry 20th  Hops   14 lbs

Malt   21/2   B

 

 

Page 15

Pead Mr E Cowling in 1854

Janry 25th pead   £ 3 8s 0d

March 7th   pead   £10 10s 0d

May 2 Pead           £ 6 17s 0d

Sept 30   Pead     £13 13s 0d

Nov 25   Pead       £ 6 10s 0d

—————-

£41   0s 0d

1855

May 1st   Pead       £24 12s 0d

June 12th Pead     £ 6 13s 0d

Augst 6   Pead     £12   7s 6d

Oct     2   Pead     £ 7   12s 0d

—————-

£51   5s 0d

Page 16

1855

March 2            Malt     21/2   B

March 24          Malt      21/2   B

Do                   Hops   30 lbs

Aprl 14             Malt     21/2   B

Do                   Wheat     ½ B

May 1st   Settled

May 5                 Malt      21/2   B

Wheat     ½   B

May 26             Malt       21/2   B

June 12   Settled

June 23            Malt       21/2   B

July   16            Malt       21/2   B

Hops       3 lbs

July 27             Hops     24 lbs

Malt      21/2   B

Augst 6     Settled

 

 

Page 17

                               B       G       s

Winued Weat                 15     15

Barley                     2       12     30

Barly                     1       14   17

Weat                     1         2   26

Barley                     1       22   23

Weat                     4       12     £4   15s

Weat                               £8   16s

Barley                             £3     2s

                         B       G     £      s

Barley             3       8       3       2

Barley             2       0       2       1

Barley             5       20     3       10

Weat               2       3     2       15

 

Weat             8         8     11     15

Barley          15       20       9       9

21       4

Weat               6         5

Barley             8         8

 

 

Page 18

1855

May 16th Ad Coal from J Liddycoat

102 ton   18s 6d Per Ton   £94 7s 0d

Stawing                            £ 1 5s 6d

Carige                             £ 2 7s 6d

Lowance                           £0   14s 0d

———————–

£98 14s 0d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page 19

1855

Oct 10 But of Mr Hicks

Malt     21/2   Bush

Hops     3 Lbs

Poorter 1 Kilder

Nov 2nd                    Malt      1 B   6 Galls

Hops   4 lbs

Settled

Nov 28th            Malt     3 Bus 18 Gall

Hops   4 lbs

Dec 11th           Hops   1cwt   2qtr 27 lbs

Settled

Janry 2            Malt     5 B

Settled

Febry 28           Malt      5 B

Poorter 1 Kilderk

Settled

Apprl 2            Malt     5 B

Poorter 1 Kilderk

May 14th           Malt     5 B

Porter 2 Kilder

Settled

Dec 24             Porter 2 Kilder

Page 20

Nov 2              Pead Mr Hicks   £ 6   3s

Dec 11th            Pead Mr Hicks   £16   1s

Janry 19th 1856 Pead             £ 7 18s

March 28         Pead Mr Hicks   £ 7 11s

May 20             Pead Mr Hicks £15 3s

July 9               Pead Mr Hicks £11 15s

August 22       Pead Mr Hicks £15 14s 6d

Oct 31            Pead Mr Hicks £12 10s 0d

Janry 7th 1857 Pead Mr Hicks   £ 2 0s 0d

£95   1s 0d

 

 

Page 21

1856

July 7th Receved from Mr Hicks

Malt      61/2 Bus

Poorter             3 Kild

July 9th Settled the above

July 9th              Poorte             5 Kild

August 5           Poorte             5 Kild

Malt     71/2   B

Sept 9              Malt     5 B

Poorter             1 Kild

Oct 11             Malt     5 B

Settled

Nov 3rd             Malt     6 B   6 Galln

Dec 4              Malt     5 Bush

1858

Janry 4 from Mr Hicks 5 Bush

July 1st   Malt       21/2   Bush

Poorter   3 Kildr

Settled

July 7th   Malt       5 Bush

Poorter   4 Kilder

Settled

Sep                     5 Bush

 

Page 22

1857

Janry 2 Receved from Mr E Cowlin

Malt     21/2   B

Janry 17           Malt     21/2   B

Febry 14           Malt     21/2   B

Febry 17     Settled

March 7           Malt     2     B   16 Gal

March 21         Malt     1     B     6 gal

Aprl 4               Malt     21/2   B

Aprl 18             Malt     21/2   B

Settled

May 15            Malt     21/2   B

May 30             Malt     21/2   B

June 13             Malt     21/2   B

June 27            Malt     21/2   B

July 4               Malt     21/2   B

Hops   21/2   B

July 14            Malt     5     B

Settled

Augst 6           Malt     5     B

Sept 1             Malt     4     B 7 Gal

 

Page 23

1857

Febry 17 Pead Mr E Cowlin   £11 10s

Aprl 18   Pead Mr E Cowlin   £12   9s

June 2 ad Cash                   £ 5   9s 0d

July 17 Pead                       £16   12s 6d

August ad Cash                   £4     0s 0d

Octr 2   Pead                      £12     6s 6d

Oct 29 Pead                     £ 8   12s 0d

Dec 23 Pead                       £10   0s 0d

Pead in 1857                     £80   10s 6d

 

1858

Janry 15   Pead                 £10   0s 0d

May 18   Pead                   £17 10s 0d

Augst 25 Pead                   £15   0s 0d

Sept 20 Pead                   £ 2   5s 0d

£44   15s 0d

 

Page 24

1857

June 23 Receved 67ton 14cwt of Coal

From the Eliza 17s per ton £57 10s 10d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page 25

Sep 5   from E C           Malt     5 Bus

Oct 2nd                         Malt     21/2   B

Settled

Oct 16                          Malt     21/2   B

Sider   2 Hogs

Barly   3 Bus

Oct 29             Settled

Dec 12                         Malt     21/2   B

Dec 24                         Malt     21/2   B

Settled

1858

Feb 20                          Malt     21/2   B

March 6                        Malt     21/2   B

March 20                      Malt     21/2   B

Aprl 1st                        Malt     21/2   B

Aprl 17                        Malt     21/2   B

May 8                         Malt     21/2   B

May 22                         Malt     21/2   B

Settled

 

 

Page 26

1858

Malt from Mr E Cowling Bush   Galls

June 1st            Malt       21/2          3

June 19             Malt       2     15

June 30            Malt       2     18

July 17              Malt       2     18

Hops     70 lbs

Aug 7               Malt       21/2  

August 25   Settled

Sept 18            Malt     2       6

Sept 20th     Settled

Dec 11th            Malt       21/2  

Dec 24             Malt       21/2  

Settled         38 Bush

Janry     1859   Malt       5

Febry                 Malt       5

March              Malt       5

April 2             Malt       21/2   B

April 16             Malt      21/2   B

March 22   Settled

 

 

Page 27

1858

August receved Malt from Mr Hicks

August 16         Malt       7 1/2 Bush

Sept 7   Settled

Sept 18             Malt       5

Oct 7       Settled

1859

April 26            Malt     5   Bush

 

1860

Malt     5     B

Sept 10            Malt     5     B

Nov 3             Malt     5     B

Dec 15            Malt     5     B

 

 

1861

Janry 30           Malt     5     B

March 16         Malt     5     B

Aprl 13             Malt     5     B

May 11           Malt     5     B

May 16           Malt     5     B

May 27           Malt     71/2 B

July 3               Malt     71/2   B

July 3               Hops     86 lbs

July 23             Malt     5     B

40     Bushel

 

 

Page 28

Pead Mr Hicks                        £     s     d

Janry 7             Pead 11   7   0

July 2nd     Pead           7   12   0

July 7th     Pead           9   11   6

Sept 7     Pead           6   19   0

Oct   7     Pead           5     0   0

Dec 17     Pead           8   18   0

39     7   6

1859       Pead Mr Hicks

May 13     Pead           7     9   0

1860

July 27     Pead           8   1   0

Oct 10th     Paid             9   0   0

Nov           Paid             9   8   0

26   9   0

1861

Jan 10th     Paid           10   6   6

Feb 14     Paid             11 11 6

Aprl 10     Paid             8   17 0

Aprl 26     Paid             9   5   0

June 14     Paid             17   5   0

July 19     Paid             20 16 0

78     1 6

 

Page 29

1859

Pead   Mr E Cowling         £       s       d

Janry 10                           7       10     0

Febry 19       Pead             7       10     0

May   16       Pead             7       10     0

July 5         Pead           12         0     0

Augst 31       Pead           14       10   0

Dec 12         Pead             8       19     0

57         9     0

1860

March 22     Pead             11       0     0

July 20       Paid               17       10     0

Sept 27       Paid               11         0   0

Nov 7         Paid               2         9   6

 

Page 30

1859

Receved   malt from Mr E Cowling

May 28             Malt           21/2     Bushls

June 11            Malt           5

June 11            Hops         44 lbs

July 2              Malt           21/2

July 5       Settled

July 12              Malt           21/2

July 19              Malt           5

Augst 9             Malt          21/2

Augst 27           Malt           5

Augst 31   Settled

Oct                  Malt           21/2

Nov                  Malt           21/2

Dec 12     Settled

1860

Janry                Malt     1   B     16 Galls

Janry 14          Malt           21/2

Febry 25          Malt           21/2

March 10         Malt             5     Settled

Aprl 7              Malt             5

 

Page 31

1860

Receved malt from E Cowlin

May 8              Malt         21/2     Bushel

May 12            Malt         21/2     Bushel

May 26           Malt         21/2     Bushel

June 15             Malt         21/2     Bushel

June 30             Malt         21/2     Bushel

July 20     Settled

Augst 4            Malt         5     Bushel

Augst 24          Malt         21/2     Bushel

Augst 24          Hops         45 lbs

Sept 27     Settled

1861

Ad Malt from Mr Hicks

Sept 5              Malt         5   Bushels

Sept 26            Malt         5   Bushels

Oct 19             Malt         71/2 Bushels

Nov 30             Malt         5   Bushels

 

Ad in 1861 Malt 621/2 Bushls

Page 32

Augst 6 Paid Mr Hicks £ 9 2s 0d

Oct 5     paid               £20 13s 0d

Nov 1st   Paid               £ 8   0s 0d

In 1861 paid               £115 16   0d

 

1862

Janry 8   Paid   Mr Hicks   £12   6s   0d

Janry 17                           £12 16s 0d

March 18 Paid                 £ 6     2s 0d

May 16     Paid                 £15   18s 0d

July 5     Paid                 £10   17s 0d

Augst 8   Paid                   £16     5s   0d

Oct 8       Paid                   £15     6s   6d

Nov 7     Paid                   £2     9s   6d

Dec 2     Paid                     £10   0s   0d

£101   11   4

Page 33

1862

Ad from Mr Hicks

Janry 13           5 Bushells Malt

Febry 27           5 Bushels 5-5-0

Aprl 24             5 Bushels

66 lbs Hops 5-17-10

June 5             5 Bushels Malt

July 8               5 Bushels Malt

August 2           71/2 Bushels Malt

Sept 3              71/2 Bushels Malt

5 lbs Hops   8-9

Nov 27             5 Bushel Malt

37 lbs Hops 2-17-0

Dec 31             5 Bushels Malt

55 Bushels

 

Page 34

1863

Paid Mr Hicks

Janry 7   Paid     £22 12s 6d

Aprl 8     Paid     £19 10s 0d

July 8     Paid     £21   9s   6d

Sept 1st   Paid       £21   0s 0d

Oct 7     Paid       £12 15s 6d

1864

Janry 6 Paid       £25   7s 0d

March 2 Paid       £11   6s 0d

Aprl   6   Paid       £ 3   5s 0d

July 6     Paid       £     13s 0d

Augst 5   Paid       £11 14s 0d

June 3   Paid         £10   0s 0d

Sept 6   Paid         £12   6s 0d

Nov 5     Paid        £13 16s 0d

£86   17s 0d

Page 35

1863

Malt from Mr Hicks

Febry 28           Malt     5         Bushels

Aprl   4           Malt     5         Bushels

Aprl   30           Malt     5         Bushels

Hops   47 lbs

June 13            Malt      5         Bushels

July 11            Malt      5         Bushels

Augst 8            Malt      5         Bushels

Sept 3              Malt      5         Bushels

Oct 15             Malt      5         Bushels

Hops 1cwt 2qtr 3lbs

£12 6s 8d

Nov 28             Malt      5         Bushels

45 Bushels

1864

Janry 2             Malt      5         Bushels

Febry              Malt      21/2        Bushels

Aprl 27            Malt      5         Bushels

July 16             Malt      5         Bushels

Sept 5               Malt      71/2        Bushels

Oct 22              Malt      5         Bushels

 

Page 36

1865

Paid Mr Hicks

January 7th   Paid     £11 14s 6d

April 7           Paid     £11 19s 0d

May 19         Paid     £ 7   5s 6d

July 7         Paid     £ 1 17s 6d

Sept 5         Paid     £ 6 11s 0d

Nov 25         Paid     £ 6 19s 6d

Dec 28         Paid     £ 9   8s 0d

£55 15s 4d

1866

Janry 17 Left the house and Mr Parks went in

 

Janry 13 John Guy went in the cottige to live

 

Page 37

1865

From Mr Hicks

March 4            Malt     5   B

July 8              Malt     5   B

July 29             Malt     5   B

Augst 18           Malt      5   B

Sept 27             Malt     5   B

Oct 28             Malt     5   B

Dec2                Malt     5   B

 

Nov 9 Lent Mrs Rickwood £3 0s 0d

Settled

 

Page 38

1854 Nov 7 Mr E Harvey left Gorran for Ostrelyea

 

1857 July 27 Mr Varcoe Seald from Liverpole for Ostrelyea

 

1857 Sept 9th Grace Honney Seald from Liverpole for A Merica

 

 

Page 39

H John Dadd Maried Nove 11    1854

Nichles May Maried Nov 21       1854

Mr Wm Kendell Maried Nov 22 1854

Wm Kitto & Elizebeth Rickerd Maried June 29 1861

Litel Edward Herrel Drowend July 8 1861

Brat home my mother on the 2 of May 1860. She left on the 20 of June 1860

 

Page 40

Fred Ball & E Ann Sanders Maried March 17 1860*

First child born Oct 5              1860

Second child born June 29       1862

Little Fiddey died June 22          1865

Third child born Janry 23          1868

4th Child born Nov 30th              1872

 

Thos Grose & Sard Ann grose Harral Maried Nov30 1861

 

August`18th 1874 E Ann Ball had a son Charley Ball born Nov 13          1875

C Ball died of wounds received in action April 3rd 1918 at Elaples France

 

Page 41

John Thomas

Gorge Thomas

& Edward Guy maried Sept 22 1856

Wm Guy & Ester Liddicoat maried Oct 18th 1856

Joseph Keys & Carraline Hennah maried Sept 8 1861

 

Mr E Cowling maried Nover 27 1861

 

John Dingle & Mary Ann Rickerd maried March 2 1862

 

Samuel Granvel died June 14th 1867

 

 

 

 

Page 42

Wm Rouse & Susan Golley maried April 19 1862

 

Thos Biling & Eliza Harvey maried Janry 26 1865

 

Mr Michell & Elan Frances maried April 13 1865

 

Miss Lanyan maried September 9th 1868

 

Gorge Golley and Ann Biling maried September 17th 1868

 

Page 43

S Kerkin & Mary Sanders maried march 3 1863

Cora Mary died July 19             1867

4 Child Born August 8th 1868

 

Wm Rickerd & Susan Sanders* maried Oct 13 1867

Presumably another daughter ? I think this may be Wm Richards not Rickerd.

First child born Aprl 16th 1868

Second child born March 7th     1870

Third child born Oct 3 1873

 

Febry 1872 Mary Kerkin very ill

 

Page 44

The Bath & West of England Exebichen 1868 held at Falmouth June 1st

1st day 659 tickets sold at 2s 6d

2nd day 1-831               at 2s 6d

3rd day 8-903               at 2s 6d

4th day 15-961             at 1s 0d

5th day 3-797               at 1s 0d

totle for the week     30-881

£2-284 –7s-0d

 

January 10th 1870 M Kerkin and family went to Falmouth to live to keep a drapers shop

 

April 1871 S and M Kerkin had the small pox at Falmouth

 

 

Page 45

Silas & Elizebeth Prophet and two children left Gorran on the 18 of August 1868 for to seal from Liverpoole on the 20th in the Hibernian

Wm & Eliza Frances and one child and from Londonderry to seal for Quebec in America and on the 22nd there was a very heavey Gale of wind a great los of life and shipping on the Liveool Coast.

But the arived out safe

 

 

Page 46

Oct 5th 1868 Emma Kerkin died

 

Nov 26th 1868 Mr Keys died

 

I receved for my pinchin up to 1st of January 1869 £340 14s T. Sanders

 

January 31st 1867 Mr Varcoe sold the Ship Inn to Mr W Hicks for £61

 

Febuary 4 1867 Ann Climo died

 

June 14 1867 my brother Samual Granvell died

 

 

Page 47

June 14 1867 John Beer and Walter upset thare boat. Pick up by Wm Oliver narely drowend

 

1869 January 19th Evening from 8 to 10 a clock S. Kerkin servant girle ad achild out in the pigs house. Child ded

22nd Inquest held on the child. Returned verdick concealment of burth

Febry 2nd she was taken to St Austell and commited to Bodmin to take her triel to sizeis Tried on the 18 of March ad two months hard labeur

 

 

 

Page 48

1869 March 17 Mr Jinkens and Wm Michel died

 

Mrs Liddicoat

58 Killigreco St.   Falmouth

 

Dec12th 1868

Thos Liddicoat died aged 61 years

Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for thou art with me thy rod and thy staff they confort me. Psalms 23rd 4 virse

Janry 1867

The Prence of Wales & Lady Mordaunt a devorce triel in 1870

 

 

Page 49

John Pomery & Lize Kirken maried March 17th 1870

John Pomery seald from Plymouth March 18th for Osterilyea*

Looks like he sailed the day after the wedding

 

Wm Harvey & Esther Oliver maried March 21st 1870

 

Mary Jane Pomery died 22nd March 1870

 

Elizabeth Pomery seald from Plymouth to go to her husband to Osterilyea John Pomery May 25 1872

 

 

Page 50

The Emperor of France and Marshal Macmahons army surrendered to the King of Prussia on the 2nd of September 1870

Surrender of Metz Oct 27 1870 Marshal Bazaine with 173.000 officers and men lead down thare arms to the Prushens

320-000 french prisoners in Germany now

 

Sunday Janry 29th 1871

An armistice tuck place of 21 days between France and Prushia the Germans tuck possechen of the furts at Parras the french lead down ther harms

 

Page 51

The Loss of H M S Captain

The captain iron plated turet ship capsised of Cape Finister on the 7th of September 1870

 

Janry 17th 1871

Mr Harry Liddicoat and Miss Mary-Lowisa Julyan maried

Dec 30th 1871 first child born

July 2nd             1873 second child born

 

March 21st 1871. Her Royal highness Princess Louise with the Marquis of Larne maried

 

Page 52

I certify that the pensioner named on the other side is alive on this date. But (infurm) unable to atend in person to receive his pension

 

Navey pensioner £18 4s 0d per year

Greenwich pensioner £13 12s 0d

 

  1. Oct 15th Lead the foundashen stone of Govermant buildings at Gorran Haven

 

1867 Nov 29th Mrs E Ann Swoue died

 

Page 53

Sunday Febry 26 1871

Peace porclemed between Prushea and France

France to pay Prushea

£200-000,000 in 3 years

£40-000,000 in 1871

£80-000,000 in 1872

£80-000,000 in 1873

March 1st 30-000 Germans marcht into Paris and all the Germans troops all left the next day

 

Mr E Cowling & famely left Gorran for America June 2nd 1872

 

 

 

Page 54

Peter Pomery died Good Friday April 7th 1871

Gabrel Share died       1871

John Guy seald from Plymouth for Osterilyea May 27th 1871

John Pill died 22nd of Augst 1871

 

Thos Grose died 17th of Oct 1871

Nicklis Oliver died 1871

Wm Oliver died 1871

 

March14th Margret Dalley died 1872

 

Haryet Rowse died April 13th 1872

 

Page 55

Edwin Frances & Julia Wheeler Maried May 1st 1872

 

Wm Rickerd died June 9th 1872

Joseph Oliver died Sept 14th 1872

John Pomery died Nov 6th 1872

Wm Ball the Cripple died July 27th 1873

Tamazine Ball died March 16th 1874

 

Page 56

Mrs Silas Prophit

Breclein Post Office

Mard Entario

Canada West

 

July 8th 1872

Gabral Share & Joseph Dada Caut 500 Mackrel plumating. Sold at Mevegassey 9s per 100. £2 5s 0d a good days work

 

Mrs Ann Smith died Dec 1st 1862 aged 59 years.

 

Page 57

E B Liddicoat

W.M.Browne Esqr

Frampton Cottage

Clarendon Road

Putney S.W.

 

Sept 27th 1871

E.B. Liddicoat came home from London unwell. Left a gen for London Nov 17th to go to her Place. Came home a gen Nov 20th

 

June 16th 1874 Mr W.L. Mitchell and two sons left Gorran for Queensland

 

Mrs Mitchell & daughter left 19th June 1876

 

Page 58

Mr Grose went in and tuck charge of Mr S Kerkins drapers shop at Falmouth on the 22nd of August 1872

 

August 29th Mr Kerkin came to Gorran to atende a funearel of Pachence Kerkin. S. Kerkins sister

 

My Dear Mary. left again on the 30th.

 

Sept 23rd M. Kerkin & family left Falmouth & came to Gorran

 

Oct 23rd My Dear Mary* & family left Gorran for London. Seald for Willington New Zealand in the Forfarshire

Capt James Fox Shaw & Savill & Co

Nov 14 1872

 

Page 59

1872

Nov 19th Receved a letter from My Dear Mary. from the Downs. Leying in the Downs. Wind bound. Expected to seal that day 16th but wind S.W.blowing strong.

22nd Receved a nother letter from Exeter very heavy weather wind S. W. rite a head

That night thare was a very heavy gale from the S.S.W and the next day much shipping and lives lost on the coast. My Dear Mary and family out in it all but no acount of them. 3 hemmagrant ships put back. One ship wreck at Poortland. 3 lives lost.

 

 

Page 60

1872

Receved a nother letter wrot 1st. A piloat boat longside. Posted at Exeter. Gest ware they was wen the other letter went on shore. Had very ruf wind but nothing happened ondly a great shaking a bout. Very strong head wind but all well. P.S. now a fine fare wind came yesterday for them

Dec 8th

A nother very heavey gale of wind from S.W. Much dammage don by sea and land

 

I receved a nother letter from My Dear Mary. 8 of March 1873. Brot to Falmouth by a ship bound thare. Wrot Janry 5 1873. All well & fine weather

 

Page 61

An Emigrant ship run down by a steamer. 312 lives lost on the 22 of Janry 1873. Leying to the anker of Dongen ness. She was cald the North Fleet

 

Wreck of the Atlantic 650 lives lost 1st of April 1873 of the coast of Halifax

 

June 3rd 1873 I went to Ladock

 

Page 62

1873

march 20th had a letter from H Liddicoat to inform us that the Forfarshaire had arived out to New Zealand all well . He saw Brogdoms agent had a tillegram to say that she was arived out safe and well. Brogdoms had hemmagrants in the same ship

1873 May14th. Had a letter from My Dear Mary. The arived to Willington Mar2nd. Allwell Thank the Lord Auckland post office

 

Page 63

Mrs Ann Plent died May 11th 1873

 

Mrs Mary Ann Trengove died 22nd May 1873

 

Mrs Kendle died at Cotna Oct 5th 1873

 

Mrs Waller died Febry 17th 1874

 

Mr Wm Harral died March 15th 1874

 

Page 64

1873

June 10th Susan had a letter from My Dear Mary wrot on the 16 of April. All well

 

Adres Mr Kerkin

Mr Shorts Draper

Queens Street

Auckland

New Zealand

Auguat 15th Mrs Varcoe had a letter from My Dear Mary all well. Wrot 14th of May

 

Likes of war with the Wickato natives 100 miles from Auckland

 

Settled No war in September

 

Page 65

1873

July 3rd Mr E James & Olivia Water maried

 

Oct 19th Mrs Nickells. Capt Dick Nickells wife hangd her self at Mevagessey

 

1874 Febry 14th Mr Warn a cuper at Mevagessey hangd his self

 

1867

Oct 15 Lead the foundashen ston of the government buildings at Gorran Haven.

.

 

 

 

Page 66

E.B. Liddicoat left Gorran for London August 7th 1873

 

E.B.Liddicoat

Mr Mc Laren

Swiss Cottage

Somers Town

Nr. Tooting

Surrey

 

Miss Liddicoat

No 3 Smallwood Road

Nr Tooting

Surrey

 

E.B.Liddicoat maried Nov 23rd 1873.

 

Page 67

Aug 19th 1873 Wm Guy had a seasher in his head

 

Mrs J. Mc Laren

3 small Wood Road. Lower Tooting, Surrey.

 

Oct 1875

Mrs J Mc Laren

Stewarts Cottage, Somers town, Wandsworth Surrey.

 

Page 68

1873

Sept 10th I had a letter from My Dear Mary. All well. Wrot on the 3rd of June

 

Dec31st had a letter from My Dear Mary

 

Febry 26 1874

Susan had aletter from My Dear Mary all well

 

Aprl 7th had a letter from My Dear Mary. Kerkin unwell and out of imploy

 

July 7th Mrs Varcoe had a letter from My Dear Mary. All well

Page 69

1874

Janry 1st Mr Dobey Mitchell shat Mr Thos Smith in the face and bryst (breast?) but not ded. Blyend him in one eye

 

Febry 19th 1874

Mr Bride shot in the face with Mr Kendles man wen on duty going round the cleft. A coastguard

 

July 9th Mr Harry Liddicoat was hear to Gorran

 

Page 70/71

My Jesus I love thee I know thou art mine

For thee all the pleashires af sin I resign

My gracious redeemer my saviour art thou

If ever I loved thee my Jesus tis now

 

I have loved thee in life and I love thee in death

And I’ll praise thee as long as thou lendest me breath

And say when the death deu lies cold on my brow

If ever I loved thee my Jesus tis now

 

My souls full of glory wich inspires my toungue

Could I meet with angels I would sing them a song

I would sing of my Jesus and tell of his charms

And beg them to bear me to his loving arms

 

My God is reconciled, his pardoning vois I hear,

He owns me for his Child I can no longer fear

With confidence I now draw nigh and father abba father cry.

 

Page 72

Upon my head is glorious hope

Upon my bust my shield

With this bright sword I mean to fight

Until I win the field

 

My feet are shod with gosple peace

On wich I boldly stand

Resolved to fight until I die

And gain fair Candans land

 

The hope the blissful hope

Wich Jesus grace hath given

The hope when days and years are past

We all shall meet in Heaven

 

Page 73

1873 and 1874

the expense of the Tichborne Prosecution and Conviction of Arthur Orton. The sum total is fifty five thousand three hundred and 15£ with sum odd shillings and one penny.

 

August 4th 1874

Mrs Varcoe was home are and brot me Mrs Mingoes* wisht letter from My Dear Mary . I believe this to be Sam Kerkins sister who married James Mingo the Butler at Caerhays Castle and is my maternal Great, Great, Grandmother.

 

August 11th 1874

I sent a letter with a P order for £5 to My Dear Mary. Letter registered at Mevagissey paid 2s 10d to have it don

 

Page 74

1874

August 31st Susan had a letter from My Dear Mary all well. Mr Kerkin got into work at Napair 200 mile from Aucklan.

 

Nov 4th had a letter from Falmouth with one from My Dear Mary. All well

 

Dec16. I had a letter from My Dear Mary wrot the 22 of Oct . all well

 

Mrs Watson Durham St Auckland Nr Napeir

 

Beef 9 to 9 lbs bacen 1/3 eggs 3/6

butter 2/6

 

 

 

 

 

Page 75

Tammey Hill put to St Austell August 20th & to Bod man asilam 21st

 

1877. February 1st Tammey tacen to the asilam the 2nd time

 

Mr Thos Smyth Black Water Nr Scorrier

 

 

Page 76

1874

August 29th Wm Richards & John Frances faut. John Frances harm hurted very bad

 

Mrs J Mc Laren

First child born Janry 8th 1876. Maried Nov 23rd 1873

2nd child born october 31st 1877

 

Mrs J.Mc Laren

Robensons Cottages

Somers Town

Nr Tooting, Surrey

 

December 6th 1876 & 1877

The last letter

 

 

Page 77

Janry 12th 1875 had a letter from My Dear Mary wrot on the 23rd of Nov 1874. all well ad child 2nd Nov

Dereclins Mrs S Kerkin

Care of Kenross & co, Napier New Zealand

 

1875 April 12 th had a letter from My Dear Mary wrot on the 18 of Febry thinking of coming home

 

May 18th had a letter from My Dear Mary wrot on the 18th of March. Expected to leave 24th for England in the ship Glenlora of London Mary stayed in New Zealand only about 30 months

 

 

Page 78

Lose of a maill steemer at Silley 310 lives lost. Cald the Schiller 7th of May 1875

 

May 21st 1875

Robert Pomery & David Pattens boat filed & sunk at Carrethew . The was pick up by James Billing and Tom Billing. All most drownd

May 22nd 1875 Mary Dinney died

 

June 16th 1875

Susan Rickerd Mrs Hadient ???

Died at London

 

Page 79

Mr John Boucher Jackett & Mary Sanders Bowden maried May 17th 1875

 

Edwin Nichels & Susan Hill maried Christmas day 1875

 

Mr Ward & Miss Whater maried 1st Janry

Mr R Nichels & Miss Margery Kerkin maried Janry 4th 1876

Wm Beer & Hedah Oliver maried January 8th 1876

 

 

Page 80

August 19th 1875 Betsey Beer died

 

Sept 11th 1875 Mrs Parkes died. Sudant

 

Fredrick Thomas Ball died Oct 2nd 1875 aged 131/2 months

 

E Anns next babe born Nov 13th 1875. Baptised at the methedist Chappel janry 6 1876 This is Charley Ball refered to on page 40 who died in France from war wounds in 1918

 

Mr Hicks Peroppa Near Mevagessey

 

 

 

 

 

Page 81

1872

Sept 23 Mary Kerkin left Falmouth for Gorran. Oct 23 left Gorran for London

 

Nov 14 Left London for New Zealand

 

My Dear Mary arived Wilington March 2nd 1873. all well

 

My Dear Mary had child on the 2nd of Nov 1874

 

1875 July 17th had a letter from My Dear Mary wrot on the 14th of the Ils of Wite and sent on shore by Pilet. All well but head wind

 

 

Page 82

July 18th 1875 Mary Kerkin & family came home from New Zealand

 

August 6th M. Kerkin went to Ch Town to liv

 

M.K. went in Mrs L Mic???? Shop midsommers day 1876

 

Mr S. Kerkin came home from New Zealand August 29th 1876

Mary Kerkin & family left Auckland for England March 25 1875

Page 83

August 10th 1875 Gorran church re opend after gon throu a thorah repare

 

Colosian with H M Ships. The Iran Duke ran down her Magests ship Vanguard on the 7th of Sept 1875 and sunk her of the Irish cost

 

Finishing the repare of Gorran Ch Tower a serman preachd by the Lord Bishop July 31st 1876

 

 

Page 84

Mrs Rickerds Menagwins died February 10th 1876

 

William Rickerds lost two sows with 15 vears in the February 1876 worth

£12 0s 0d

one sow & 3 vears

 

March 30th 1876 Miss Kendall maried

 

Page 85

Susan Holley Oliver died April 16th 1876

 

Tamazine Billing died May2nd 1876

 

John Frances died July 5th 1876 aged 62 years

 

Mr French died at Flushing Nov 16th 1876 aged 86 years

 

Mrs Pathrick died January 12th 1877 aged 49 years

 

Page 86

May 15th 1876 Wm Ball went on bord the ganges to try to ship but the Dockter would not pass him

Age on magestate Certivicat born April 14th 1861

 

Mr Jenkins Cheef Boatman Polscathoa Gerrans

Mr Lowrey Tregarten died January 24th 1877

 

Page 87

All Most Home

Brothers loock I see the Haven

Ware I soon shall calmly rest

And no wave of care doth ripple

Ore its smooth and peaceful breast

To that port my vessel tendeth

On lifes sed no more ill roam

Angels bright are all around me

For the well im almost home

ALL most home

 

Page 88

1876

Mrs Thos Liddicoat & Mrs Harry Liddicoat

Was to Gorran from Falmouth Auhust 22nd for 3 days

 

Mr Richards

I nkeeper

St Gorran

 

Page 89

Charritey Pomery had a sale for her things Septr 18th 1876. Charritey left Gorran 20th and went to Fowey

 

Mr Appeldore went to Polscathed to live January 26 1877. Superanevated on £70 a year

 

Mr Cowlings coast guard died March 5th 1877. sudent

 

Robert Dinney died 2nd of May 1877

 

Page 90

1877

Wm Parks & Mary Ann Youten maried Febry 26 1877

 

Whit Sunday may 20th 1877 eve Wm Grose died sudent. Dolling the bel for Church

 

Richerd Jons died June 19th 1877

 

John Nickhels died July 16th 1877 aged 82 years

 

Harry Hirban died September 15th 1877

 

Page 91

April 24th 1877

War declared between Rushea & Turkey. First battle fot 26th

lost 800 men the Russians

200-000 Rushans crost the Danube up to the 1st of july

30 of July a great battle faut 8000 Rushens kild & 16000 wanded

 

another great battle faut August 21 to the 25 in the Shipak pass. The turks drove the Rushans out . The left 4000 ded in the pass & a great many wounded. A gret slatter with the Turks allso

 

Page 92

1877

I went to Ladock May 25 and to Falmouth 30th

Came home June 8th

 

Oct 14th 1877 a very heavey gale of wind from the S-S-W. Much damage don by sea & land

 

Pease sined with Rusha & Turkey Janry 30 1878 but Rusha wold not stop marching on Constantinople.

The Russins lost up to this 89-879 men

But peace not settled.

 

 

Page 93

1877

May 19th Wm Harveys house sold to Mr Hemingway for £150

June 16th the houseold furneter & all the things solde even thare bed

Ed Harvey bat thare bed and a fue things for them

 

 

Page 94

Eliza ball at ladock maried July 5th 1877

First child born July 7th 1878

 

John Pill & Eliza Pomery maried July 7th 1877

First chilsd born Nov 14 1878

 

Wm Billing or Billey Bob maried April 16th 1878

 

Richerd Pill & Maryana Pomery maried June 29th 1878

 

 

 

 

Page 95

Mrs M. Kerkin ad a daughter July 11th 1877

 

I went to Ch Town August 8th 1878

3rd Sept Susan & Wm went to St Austell

 

Rosey May went to Plymouth Hospitle ill Saugust 14th 1878

Came home not cuerd Christmas and maried Sept 27th 1879

First child born June 6th 1880

 

 

Page 96

James Rickerd died October 18th 1877 aged 72 years

 

Betsey Guy died Oct 16th 1877 aged 84 years

 

Page 97

Adres

Rachel Maria Honey

Plattavale

U.S     Weld Co

N & A Col

 

Thos Keys left Gorran for St Mawes Oct 26th 1877

Mr Thos Keys com back to Gorran haven to live 3rd of June 1878

 

Page 98

Oct 4th 1877 Mrs Climo died

 

Nov 16th 1877 Edward Oliver died

 

Dec 14th 1877 Bessey Grose died aged 15 years a great sufferer for maney years. A happey realese for her

 

John Steevings died March 24th 1878 aged 85 years

 

 

 

 

 

Page 99

Dec 1877

The extract of Ruts or Mather Seigels

Curative Syrup sold by A.J White

36 Ludgate Hill London

 

I had a pare of shoos of Mr H Golley Dec 10th 1877

 

Mr Merrifield made cheef boat man. Left Gorran June 2nd 1878

Went to wite near wemouth

 

Page 100

1878

at Zion Church New York June 16th Capt Thos Liddicoat late of Falmouth of the mail steem ship Cani?nd to Amelia Sophia Jarvis of Falmouth maried

 

Arthur Liddicoat and Miss Scues maried May 15th 1879

 

Page 101

1878

Febry 19th Wallas Kerkin* went to Falmouth with Mr Liddicoat to learn the grocery bisnes

 

June 12th Mary Kerkin left Sam and com h down with us with two yungest cheldren. Went back 15th

 

Wallas Kerkin was home August 24th. 4 days

 

1879

Wallas Kerkin came home August 8th for 10 days

 

Wallas Kerkin left Mr Liddicoat Febry 20th 1880

Page 102

1878

Loss of H.M. ship Eurydice and 300 lives March 24th

The Eurydice frigate capsised of the Ile of Wite in a snaw storm. Ondley 2 saved out of more than 300. 315 men lost

 

A German ironclad sunk in the English Channel on the 31st of May 1878 and 326 livesz lost. 2 german men of war got in colloshen and one sunk in about 8 minets with 326 lives lost out of 540 men.

 

Page 103

1878

Mr Thos Mitchell died April 5th aged 87 years

 

Little Frank Guy Died June 28th

 

Mrs Pattan died July 17th aged 58 years

 

Wm Rowes died July 21st aged 83 years

 

Mr Hemingways father died Oct 2nd aged 79 years

 

Wm Parks died Oct 5th aged 66 years

 

Page 104

1878

The congress meet at Berlin in Germeney on June 13th to settle the Eastern question. England will be represented by Lord Beaconsfield and Lord Salisbury

 

July 13th Congress Brok up paice settled

England to have Cyprus to pay Turkey £150-000 a year ware the revenue is ondley £120-000

Cyprus is 1-45bmiels in lingth bredth 55 miles having an area of 4-500 miles having a population of 200-000.

 

Page 105

1878

August 27th Joney Mingoe* had his rite hand cut of in his grandfathers thrashing mashin. Dockters tuck his harm of above the elbo. 4 of his fingers pickt up among the corn in the barne. My maternal Great Grandfather

 

Page 106

1878

A very wet month a wisht time for the harvest. Plentey of thunder & litning

In maney parts of England much damage don

Sept com in fine

 

Page 107

A terrible disaster in the Thames. Narley 600 lives lost. The Prencis Alice of London coming up the reaver with about 800 Excursheners on board was run into by a nother steamer on 3rd of September 1878. The Prencis Alice sunk in les than 5 minites.

Sept 16th up to this time 700 boddeys pict up ded.

 

 

Page 108

A terrible colliery explosion at the Abercarn Colliery near newport. Out of 387 men & boys who went down the pit on the 11th of Sept 1878 ondley 112 have been saved. Leving 275 in the Pit. Pit on fier water turnd in to flud the pit

A nother acount sey ondly 82 have been saved.

 

 

Page 109

Linda ball maried September 28th 1878 to James Goodman Ladock

First child born Febry 28th 1879

 

 

Richerd Oliver maried November 26th 1878

 

 

Page 110

Mr Hemingways father died October 2nd 1878 aged 79 years

Mr Hemingways had a sale for his howses & land at Gorran Haven Oct 15th 1878.

Had a sale for his stock and furneter Oct 28th & 29th Left Gorran Oct 30th 1878

Nov 29th seald from Plymouth for austerilya ad a fine run out channale 4 days & 4 hours from Plymouth to Madarea

 

Bursting of a 38 tun gun in the H.M.S. Thunderer. 12 keld & 32 men wonded January 2nd 1879

 

 

Page 111

M. Kerkin came with me to live October 30th 1878 with two youngest cheldren forst to leave her husbend.

 

Mrs Varcoe from Ladock was heare May 25 1879

 

I went to Ch Town June 12th

 

Page 112

E Ann went in Walter Beers House November 2nd 1878

 

Page 113

Sunday morning Oct 27th 1878 young Wittey Hearle fell from a loft in the H.M.Ship and was kild.

 

Janry 3rd 1879 John Ball died

 

Janry 11th 1879 Pearce Every died

 

Febry 2nd 1879 David Pattans child died

 

March 4th 1879 John Andrew died

 

Georg Salliman died sudent March 18th 1879

 

Page 114

Dec 1878 the West of England and South Wales district Bank faild

 

Suspension of the Cornish Bnk at Truro Falmouth Redruth & Penign January 4th 1879

 

A meeting held at Truro Janry 28 a diveden of 16s in the £

 

Page 115

March 11th 1879

Elopment the Hon M Arbuthnott or otherways armstrong eloped from Mevagissey with Miss Edith Kendle but was taken at Exeter and put backto St Austell for pasin fals checks on a London Bank. Tried at St Austell and turnd over to Bodman sisesis. Tried at Exeter got 12 months hard laber at Bodman for foargery

 

Page 116

Handrew Pattan died April 26th 1879 aged 72 years. With brown crites

 

Wm Rowlings died April 27th 1879 aged 72 years. With brown crites

 

Elizabeth Jane Grose died May 8th 1879 with brown crites aged 62 years.

 

Page 117

May 25th 1879 Mrs Herben died. a happey relese for her. aged 63 years

 

Edward Harvey died May 27th 1879 aged 78 years

 

Grace Dadas child died June 3rd 1879 aged 10 days

 

Fannay Share died June 12th 1879 aged 73 years

 

Page 118

June 29th 1879 Sunday Edward Guy died sudent in the Wesleyn Chapple aged 82 years

 

James Grose died July 16th 1879

 

Sharlet Youten died November 20th 1879 aged 66 years

 

 

 

 

 

Page 119

Mrs Mary Ann Smith the beloved wife of Thos Smith died at Black water Sept 11th 1879 aged 63 years. Her end was peace

Oct 18th Thos Smyth was are to Gorran for a week

 

Page 120

Mr Harry Liddicoat was at Gorran Sept 5th 1879

 

Mrs E. Liddicoat was at Gorran Sept 16th 1879 from falmouth

 

Granmother Kerkin died January 28th 1880 aged 76

 

Granfather Kerkin died March 14th 1880 aged 79

 

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Febary 5th 1880. Robert Pomerys boat sunk and father & son drownd. Never pick up and ondley 2 botem boards of the boat

 

April 8th night 1880 a great wreek with the crab pots lost more than half of the pots with the mackerl drivers and tramels.

 

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Sunday night February 8th 1880

A very heavey gale of wind two vessels lost on our cost. A scuner at Pentuen ondley one man saved and a french vessel all hands lost at Charlstown

The was 2 welch vessels not one french

 

Mr Fisher died March 9th 1880 aged 82 years

 

A ladey loging with Mrs Walls died March 9th 1880

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr Gorge Thomas Lanlether died March 13rd 1880 Aged 50 years

 

Little Jacob Robings died April 12th 1880 aged 111/2 years.

 

Wm Harvey died 1880 aged 82 years

 

Mr Phylip Johns died October 15th 1880 aged 78 years

 

James Dingle died Janry 2nd 1881 aged 89 years

 

 

 

Page 124

Master Wm Kendell & Miss Luke Mitchell maried Septr 23rd 1880

 

June 16th 1874 Mr Wm Luke Mitchell and two sons left Gorran for Queens land

 

June 19th 1876 Mrs Luke Mitchell and Daughter left Gorran for Queensland

 

Mr W.L.Kendell com home to Gorran to see his mother July 19th 1883 but she was dead befor he com. She died June 3rd aged 81

W.L. Kendell left Gorran April 29th 1884

 

 

Page 125

March 2nd and 3rd 1881

A very heavey gale of wind from S.East.

A friench scuner drove a shauer at the Volt beach Gorran. She was struck by a sea of the Dodman and washt a man & boy over bord & drownd.

A sale for things the 9th at the Volt

24th the boy pickt up at Volt.

 

The same night a nother frinch vessel went a shour nare Charls Towne all drownd 5 in No.

Page 126

January 31st 1881. Sam & Wallas Kerkin went to Plymouth to emagrant to Queensland

Seald from Plymouth February 9th for Brisbane Queensland in the ship Zamora.

 

May 28th Mary ad a card from the ships agent St Austell to sey the Zamora arived to Brisbane may 23rd

 

Mary ad a letter August 2nd to sey the arived to Queensland all rite wrot the 3 of June

 

Nov 29th Mary ad a letter from Wallas.

 

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Dec 6th 1881

Mary ad a letter from Sam Kerkin Queensland

 

July 20th Mary ad a letter from Sam Kerkin to sey Wallass vessel was wrect but no lives lost on the 11th of May 1882

September 15th 1882 ad a letter from Wallas, Wm Ball, Tom Frances & verioes well

 

Oct 10th ad a letter from Wallas all well.

 

December 19th 1882 Mary ad a letter from Wallas with £5 0s 0d in it

 

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January 3rd 1883 ad a letter from Wallas

January 4th Mary ad a letter from Sam Kerkin her husband.

February 29th Mary ad a letter from Wallas.

 

March 29th Mary ad a letter from Mr Sam Kerkin. Wallas ad left stemer and gon in a otell to live 300 miles from Brisbane a place cold Mackey

 

April 17th mary ad a letter from Wallas with £2 0s 0d

 

June 19th Mary ad a letter from Wallas all well.

 

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March 27th 1882

Wm Ball Thos Frances & two Varcoes left Gorran for Plymouth to emagrant to Queensland. Saild from Plymouth 2nd of April in the ship Zamora for Brisbane Queensland

Arived to Brisbane 15th July. 15 weeks going out

Oct 10th ad a letter from Wm Ball well

 

Dec27th E.Ann ad a letter from Wm Ball with £2 0s 0d

 

April 17th 1883 E.Ann ad a letter from Wm Ball*

 

Page 130

Wm Near seald for Queensland 10th may 1882

 

Wm Near arived June 30th ton Queensland.

 

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Esther Guy died Octr 15th 1882 aged 60 years. A great suferer but her hend was peace.

Nickles Liddicoat died 30th of May 1883

 

Paggey Kerkin died Nov 16th 1882 aged 83 years

 

Mr John Pill died August 7th 1883 aged 84

John Golley died Febry 27th 1884 aged 76 years

 

John Guy died August 6 1886 aged 95 years

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March 14th 1883

Loweza Mary Ball went to Falmouth to liv with hant Liddicoat. Came home Dec 24th

 

August 31st 1885 Mr Witford died at Mevagissey was caried to Penryn & bueried with his friends

 

 

 

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Mosstey Kerkin went with his unckel H.Kerkin June 11th 1883 to liv

He left and com home last day of August

 

Thos Sanders Kerkin born Nov 2nd 1874

Mod Mary Kerkin born July 11th 1877

 

Page 134

June 19th 1883 E.Ann ad a letter from Wm ball with 4 likness s

September 5th 1883 E.Ann ad a letter from Wm Ball with £4 0s 0d

 

July 14th 1884 E.Ann ad a letter from Wm Ball 1200 miles in the Bush from Brisbane. Wrot on the 17th of April.

 

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August 8th 1883 Mary ad a letter from Wallas with a Post order for £8 0s 0d and papers for she & family to com out to Brisbane

Wallas paid £10 for thare pasige out to Queensland. Mary paid £4 0s00d for thare out fit in ship

 

 

Page 136

Mr W. Kerkin

Prince of Wales Hotel

Machay

Queensland

 

Mr I kerkin

C/o Mr Weeler

Hairdresser

Queens st

Brisbane

Queensland

 

Sarah Kerkin taken from Gorran Haven to Bodman asilam June 25th 1886

 

Page 137

Oct 22nd 1883

My Dear Mary & Family left Gorran for Plymouth to seal in the Merkara steamer for Brisbane Queensland. Seald on the 24th 9 am

 

Nov 10th ad a letter from My Dear mary from Malta wrot on the 3rd post stamp 2nd all well

Nov 21st ad a letter from Port Sed all well

 

Marcara listed arived to Brisbane 13 December all well

 

Page 138

March 4th 1884

Ad a letter from My Dear Mary from Brisbane all well.

Montey in a steamer with Wallas £3 a month all found

 

June 12th Mrs Varcoe to Ladock ad a letter from Mary wrot on the 10th of April 1884. The famely ad been all bad. Sanders very ill with the fever of the country. Was all better. Montey fourst to leave his ship. Wallas home 3 weeks bad but gon to his ship agen

 

August 14th E.Ann ad a letter from Mary. All well. Sent one to Mary 20th of August

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August 26th 1884

Mrs Varcoe Ladock ad a letter from My Dear Mary all well

 

Sept 22nd ad a letter from My Dear mary all well

 

May 20th 1885

E.Francis ad a letter from My Dear Mary a bout Tom Francis things. Wallas Kerkin was to Mackey seeing about them.

 

Ad a letter from My Dear mary July 7th 1885

 

I wrot to My Dear Mary July 29th 1885

 

I wrot Mary may 17th 1886

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August 5th 1885 ad a letter from Wallas Kerkin all well

 

August 25th Susan ad a letter from Mary all well

 

Nov 9th Mary Sanders ad a letter from My Dear Mary all well

 

September 6th 1886

I had a letter from My Dear mary. She ad a very bad finger a wiklow on it. 2 cors workt out of it. Suferd a lot. Dodterd twise Pead £1 for it & now the are gon 40 miels a way a gen. Got a farm 100 & 70 ekers

The are like a wondering sheepe never stop in one place

Wallas is cheef Stuerd in a company of steemers. Dooing well & Montey is at Brisbane in the stoors.

 

 

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Began about the Queyt at Gorran haven 2nd week in June 1886. Finesht last week in Nov 1886

 

 

Page 142

I wrot My Dear Mary nov 23rd 1886

 

E.Ann ad a letter from My Dear Mary May 17th 1887. all well wrot March 26th

 

Mrs Kerkin

Wassen Villas

Warry Shut

Brisbane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page 143

October 7th 1890

Wm Richerds Juner and Helen Pearce Maried at Gorran church

 

William James Liddicoat

Frederick William Liddicoat

Born 1st October 1892

Hilda May Liddicoat

Born 20 April 1894

James Liddicoat

Born Nov 18th 1906

 

Bessie Liddicoat died July 24 1901 buried Sunday 28

 

 

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Ball                    No

Fredrick               15058

A B

12

no

Fisherman

Gorran

Fredrick Ball X His mark

 

Witness

64 life long service Devonport

Navel reserve

 

Austell

Not sure what this is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page 145

Mr Thos Saunders died Janry 31st 1892

 

Mrs W Richards died Janry 26 1893

Mr W Richards died April 30 1895

 

December 3 1896 W?? C???

December 4 1 C??? W??

 

Mrs Eliza Ann Ball died Sept 9 1903

Mr Frederick Ball died June 7 1906

Grandfathers daughter and son-in-law

 

 

Page 146

William James Liddicoat

Louisa Mary Ball married June 9th 1892

 

Ernest Charles Legg

Ellen Ball married August 31st 1895

 

Charles Ball & Laura Liddicoat married April 20th 1904

 

Charles Ball died at Etaples Hoapital France of wounds received in action April 3rd 1918

Presume E.Ann & Freds children

 

Page 147

Ena Maude Ball born Oct 16th 1904

 

Joe Oliver died of wounds Oct 1914

 

Courtney oliver killed in France Nov 1914

 

Richard Billing died at the naval hospital Truro April 1918

Page 148

William Henry Patten drowned off Ireland July 1914

 

Thomas E Pollard drowned off Scotland Oct 1914

Charles Liddicoat died of wounds received in action at France Nov 1914

 

Charles Ball died of wounds received in action at Etaples Hospital France April 3rd 1918

 

William Robins Guy killed in action in France April 1914

 

Page 149

January 28th 1884

Marieg of the American midgets at manchester known as General Mites nativs of the United States of America

The Bridegroom stand 22ins and weighing 9lbs the Bride stand 20ins weighing 7lbs

 

June 4th 1885 a great fier at Mevagessey

 

Wm Billings seckend wife died Nov 19th 1885 in child birth

 

Lorra Ball died July 7th 1886

 

Page 150

June 16th 1883 Sunderland. 181 cheldran cruesht to death in the Victoria Hall at an Entertainment.

The galery doore being block the ware crusht to death leaving the galery one on the other befor the could be releved.

 

Began a bout the old Church at Gorran Haven July 14th 1884

June 4th 1885 Church opend by the Byship

Mrs Liddicoat from Falmouth & Mr H Liddicoat from Falmaouth & Mr Fred Varcoe Ladock was hear to the opening the church.

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1880

Mrs Grace Honey

Plattvill

Weld Co

Colorado

United Stats America

 

Augst 3rd 1885 Mrs Wm Granvell

My brothers wife was heare to Gorran for a week

 

Wm Granvell was at Gorran August 6th 1884

 

Wm Granvell was at Gorran Sept 22nd 1881

 

Mr Thos Smith was at Gorran Sept 6th 1881

 

 

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April 1880

Sapose los of H M Ship Atalanta with 700 men & boys on board no account how it apend

She was never heard of aney more. Nothing pict up belongin to her.

 

The Duke of Hedeburrow was at Gorran Haven march 24th 1882

 

Mrs E Liddicoat

Mr H Liddicaot

Mr Fred Varcoe was at Gorran haven June 4th 1885 the day the church was opend

 

 

 

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April 8th night 1880

The Gorran men lost most all thare crab pots and trammels with the mackerl drivers cut and card away most all from £2 to £12 to a boat.

 

I was up seeing the church at Gorran haven June 12 1885 a very nice little church the first time being out for 8 months

 

 

Page 154

Majer Cardew

Pey Offecer of Pensioners

Falmouth Janry 1879

 

Majer Cardew

Staff Officer

Falmouth

 

Sargent Collins

8 South St

St Austell

 

Mrs J Mc Laren

Robensons Cottages

Somers Towne

Tooting

Surrey

The last adress 1880

 

 

 

Page 155

Janry 21st 1867

The hend of the Ship Inn washt down at Gorran Haven

January 31st 1867 Mr Varcoe sold the Ship Inn to Mr W Hicks St Austell

 

Our loved ones William James Liddicoat

died Dec 14th 1929

Louisa Mary Liddicoat died Nov 27th 1935

Are these people Fred & Jims parents

 

Your obedient servant & co

 

 

Page 156

June 22nd 1853 E Ann went to Gerrens to live

 

June 25 Mary went to Penryn to live

 

July 1854 out settled for my clubs with Mrs Liddicoat. Ad cash £8 0s 0d July 12th

Settled the above

 

Settled for my club up to the 1st July 1855

 

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Nov 7th 1854 E Harvey left Gorran for Ostarilya. Saild from Liverpool on the 24th

 

May 22nd James Guy tuck house

 

1867 Grandfather Thomas Sanders daughter, Susan married a Wm. Rickerd on 13th October.

          (Rickerd should probably be read as Richards).

1868  Susan Richards had her first child  16th April.

1870  Susan had her second child  7th March

         “The loss of HMS Captain. This iron plated turret ship capsised off Cape Finistere on 7th September.”

1872   A Wm Richards died 9th June.

1873  Susan had her third child 3rd October.

“ An emigrant ship run down by a steamer. 312 lives lost on the 22nd January. Leying to the anker of Dongen ness. She was cald the North Fleet”.

“Wreck of the Atlantic 650 lives lost 1st April off the coast of Halifax.”

1874 Tammey Hill put to St Austyll August 20th & to Bod man asilam 21st.

June 16th Mr Wm. Luke Mitchell and two sons left Gorran for Queensland.

29th August  Wm. Rickerd (Richards)  and John Frances faut. John Frances harm hurted very      bad. (There is no indication  as to why they “faut”)

1875  May 21stRobert Pomery & David Pattens boat filed & sunk at Carrethew. They was pick up by        James Billing and Tom Billing. All most drowned.

“7th May.  Lose of a mail steemer at Silley 310 lives lost”.

1876  June 19th Mrs. Luke Mitchell and Daughter left Gorran for Queensland.

Charritey Pomery had a sale for her things Septr 18th. Charritey left Gorran 20th and went to     Fowey.

Mrs Richards, Menagwins died on 10th Feb.

Wm Richards lost two sows  with 15 years worth £12 (The reference to Menagwins and pigs implies the family were involved with farming)

1877  Feb 1st Tammey taken to the asilam the 2nd time.

May 19th Wm Harveys house sold to Mr Hemingway for £150 June 16th the household furneter & all the things solde even thare bed. Ed Harvey bat thare bed and a fue things for them.

James Richards died aged 72 on 7th October.     Wm Richards “Juner” married a Helen Pearce at Gorran church. (Presumably Susan’s son)

1878  Mr Hemmingways father died October 2nd aged 79 years.

Mr Hemmingways had a sale for his stock and furneter Oct 28th & 29th

Left Gorran Oct 30th  Nov 29th seald from Plymouth for austerilya. Ad a fine run out channale 4           days & 4 hours from Plymouth to Madarea.

At Zion Church New York June 16th Capt Thos Liddicoat late of Falmouth of the mail steam ship Cani?nd to Amelia Sophia Jarvis of Falmouth married.

“ Loss of HM ship Eurydice and 300 lives March 24th. The Eurydice frigate capsized of Cald the Schillerthe Ile of Wite in a snaw storm.”

“ A German ironclad sunk in the English Channel on the 31st of May and 326 livesz lost. 2 german men of war got in colloshen and one sunk in about 8 minets with 326 lives lost out of 540 men.”

“ A terrible disinter in the Thames. Narley 600 lives lost.” The Prencis Alice of London coming up the reaver with about 800 Excursheners on board was run into by a nother steamer on 3rd of September 1878. The Prencis Alice sunk in les than 5 minites. Sept 16th up to this time 700 boddeys pict up ded.”

1880  Master Wm. Kendell & Miss Luke Mitchell married Septr 23rd.

Febary 5th  Robert Pomerys boat sunk and father & son drownd. Never pick up and ondley 2 botem boards of the boat.

April. “Sapose los of HM Ship Atalanta with 700 men & boys on board no account how it append. She was never heard of aney more. Nothing pict up belongin to her.”

1883  Mr W.L. Kendell com home to Gorran to see his mother July 19th but she was dead before he  com. She died June 3rd aged 81.

1884  W.L. Kendell left Gorran April 29th.

Thomas appeared to have had aspecial interest in shipping disasters. The following are his records, presumably taken from the West Briton newspaper.

1886  Began about the Queyt at Gorran Haven 2nd week in June. Finesht last week in November.

(This refers to the construction of the present Quay. It is difficult to imagine that this could have been completed in less than 6 months. John Charles Williams who owned Caerhays Estates bought the land on which the quay and pound stand from the Duchy of Cornwall, built the quay, at a cost then of several thousand pounds and gave it to the fishermen. A very generous man. The fishermen promptly formed a Co-operative Society to safeguard its future. This Society continues to be active, managing ”.the harbour and raising funds for its upkeep.)

1893   26th June Mrs W Richards died.

1895   30th April Mr W. Richards died.