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Documents held at the Cornwall Records Office

1. Archdeaconry of Cornwall Records & Similar

2. Quarter Sessions Records

3. Stannaries Court Petitions

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1. Archdeaconry of Cornwall Records & Similar

Year Type of Record Details CRO Ref.
1695 Excommunication Margarett Bond ARD/160/1
1716 Testamentary Joanna Harry ARD/114/1-3
1720 Excommunication John Martyn & William Richard ARD/160/10
1740 Excommunication Joseph Harvey - reputed father of base child by Elizabeth Doble ARD/160/204
1741 Excommunication Elizabeth Doble - bastardy & to pay fee of last penance ARD/160/204
1748 Citation Elizabeth Richards, wife of the Rev.Nicholas, Rector - brawling ARD/156/85
1749 Citation Samuel Fitz - tithes ARD/156/225
1749 Citation Elizabeth Richards, wife of the Rev. Nicholas, Rector - brawling ARD/156/212
1751 Appeal causes William Bartlett and William Richards, churchwardens of Calstock v Elizabeth Poole ARD/152/15/1-24
1751 Penance John Carne & his wife Bridget - fornication ARD/163/41
1763 Appointment Appointment of proctor for Beaton Drake ARD/164/30/1,2
1764 Citation John Cowle - legacy ARD/156/519
1782 Citation Edward Westlake - tithes ARD/156/1214
1786 Removal Order Appeal against re: Samuel Cooksley P111/13/5/3
1790 Examination Theophilus Nicholson, aged 76 P50/13/4/1
1795 Settlement Examination Henry Coombe P107/13/4/5
1800 Examination Richard Harris P50/13/4/3
1808 Examination Edward Hawton P50/13/4/6
1808 Examination William Williams P50/13/4/9
1811 Examination Elizabeth Bouhay, single woman P50/13/4/15
1815 Removal Order Francis Vincent, labourer, from Calstock to St Dominick P50/13/3/1
1820 Removal Order Elizabeth Kittow, singlewoman, from Calstock to St Dominick P50/13/3/4
1821 Examination William Trevithick P50/13/4/18
1823 Citation Thomas Downe - tithes ARD/156/1839
1823 Citation Thomas Downe - tithes ARD/156/1841
1826 Citation Elizabeth Vodden & others - testamentary ARD/156/1869
1830 Apprenticeship Indenture Mary Cradick, aged 10, of Calstock, to Richard Parken, yeoman, of St Dominick P50/14/200
1830 Bastardy Order Thomas Hitchens, labourer of Calstock, re: child of Dolly Skinner, St Dominick P50/16a/14
1834 Sworn Statement Maria Pearce, singlewoman P50/16a/7
1835 Examination Jane Bennett, widow, of Stoke Damerel. Devon P50/13/4/21
1840 Examination Wilmot Dawe, aged 23 P50/13/4/22
1840 Removal Order Wilmot Dawe & family from St Dominick to Calstock P50/13/2/2
1840 Examination William Babb P50/13/4/23
       

2. Quarter Sessions Records

1740 At Lostwithiel - William Higgman, an apprentice boy bound out by Calstock to Edmund Potter until the age of 24 and held in Bridewell for various offences: to continue in Bridewell until next sessions and Calstock to send a representative to show cause why Edmund Potter should not be discharged from his apprentice. QS/1/1/77
1740 At Lostwithiel - William Higman, apprentice to Edmund Potter of Calstock, [see QS/1/1/77] committed to Bridewell for being an idle and disorderly apprentice: warrant confirmed and to remain in Bridewell until next sessions. QS/1/1/79
1745 At Truro - Francis Gray of Calstock, tinner, accused of stealing various quantities of tin ore, etc. from Richard Moyle Thomas Sundridge and William Gribble, at Calstock: acquitted. QS/1/1/212 & 213
1749 Application of Calstock concerning male bastard child of Mary Crocker: Caesar Megrethan, alleged father, to pay 9d, weekly maintenance and 15 shillings lying-in expenses; surety, John Anthony Foot of Lawhitton; Mary Crocker to pay 3d. weekly maintenance. QS/1/2/52 & 53
1752 At Truro - Application by Richard Edwards of Calstock, married, house-keeper, over 30, for licence to operate as a badger lader*, kidder carrier,** buyer and transporter of corn: granted for 1 year; Richard Edwards, Nicholas Brent of St Dominic [St Dominick], and John Ambrose of Calstock, sureties. Similar application by Hugh Littleton, for licence to operate as a badger* lader, kidder carrier**, buyer and transporter of corn: granted for 1 year; Hugh Littleton, Richard Edwards of Calstock, and Nicholas Brent of St Dominic [St Dominick], sureties. QS/1/2/107
1753 At Lostwithiel - Applications for licences as badger laders, kidder carriers, buyers and carriers of corn and grain: Nicholas Brent of St Dominic [St Dominick], Richard Edwards of Calstock QS/1/2/129
1753 At Truro - Application by John Ambrose of Calstock for licence as a badger lader, kidder carrier, buyer and transporter of corn or grain: granted for 1 year on sureties of John Ambrose, John Wallis, junior, and James Lark of Calstock. QS/1/2/134
1837 At Bodmin - William Robert Ball of Calstock, labourer; indicted for taking a coat, value 5s., a jacket, value 5s., and a handkerchief, value 2d., property of Edward Collins: hard labour, 3 months. QS/1/13/104
1837 At Bodmin - John Collins, Thomas Collins, Robert Collins, labourers, all of Calstock; indicted for taking a mare, value 10, property of Richard Matthews; also for taking a gelding, value 10, property of Richard Matthews and Joel Matthews: all, hard labour, 12 months, of which 3 months in solitary confinement. QS/1/13/127
1837 At Bodmin - Susanna Coram of Calstock, single woman; indicted for taking 8 gold sovereigns, a gold ring, value 1s., and a silk neckerchief, value 1s., property of William Dawe: acquitted. QS/1/13/129
1837 At Bodmin - Appeal by St Dennis against order of 26 July last for removal of John Trebilcock, wife Elizabeth, and William Hill (6), a child by her former husband, and their joint children, Elizabeth (aged 3) and John (1), from Calstock: reversed with costs (2). QS/1/13/132
1837 Recognisances to appear at Quarter Sessions - Abel Harper, Michael Cock, John Hodge, miners concerning the case of Bone v Harper BRA/833/448
1838 At Truro - Appeal by Bere Ferrers in Devon against order of 1 Feb. last [1838] for removal of John Pearne from Calstock: order reversed, with costs. QS/1/13/157
1839 At Truro - John Treliving and Joseph Proctor, both of Calstock, yeomen; and John Bowhay of Devonport, ironmonger: appointed conservators of salmon for rivers Inney, Tamar and Werrington. QS/1/12/248
1839 At Bodmin - Appeal of Mr Williams against poor-rate assessment made on 9 April at Calstock: his rate assessment to be struck out in respect of Whimple; costs to appellant. QS/1/13/267
1841 At Bodmin - Richard Maunder of Stokeclimsland, labourer; for breaking and entering the house of Ambrose Daw at Calstock, and stealing clothing, bread and bacon, total value 13 shillings. 4d.: 2 years' hard labour, to include 6 weeks in solitary confinement. QS/1/13/413
1842 At Bodmin - George Bennett of Calstock, labourer; stealing pork from Richard Clarke and John Pearce: 2 months' hard labour. QS/1/13/507
1842 At Bodmin - James Hooper of Calstock, labourer; on a charge of assaulting Elizabeth Symons: acquitted. QS/1/13/552
1843 At Bodmin - Appeal of John, Michael and William Williams, esquires, against poor rate made at Calstock on 28 April: held over. QS/1/13/646
1843 At Bodmin - Joseph Cocking, jun., of Calstock, labourer; on a charge of stealing one iron crock and earthenware teapot, from Richard Doidge and Benjamin Cooke: acquitted. QS/1/13/658
1843 At Bodmin - Continued appeal of John Williams, Michael Williams and William Williams, esquires, against poor rate made on 28 Apr. at Calstock: granted; costs to the appellants. Appeal by same appellants against further rate of 29 July: granted. QS/1/13/673
1847 At Bodmin - John Williams, late of Calstock, labourer, acquitted of obtaining a half sovereign (10 shillings 6d.), three silver coins (7 shillings 6d), two silver coins (2 shillings) and a silver coin (6d.), monies of Patience Truscott. QS/1/14/288
1848 At Bodmin - Appeal of churchwardens and overseers of Calstock against order of Thomas John Phillipps and Francis Rodd, esquires, JPs, of 7 December for removal of Susanna Dawe and her children Ambrose, William and Lydia from Stokeclimsland  to Calstock; continued to next sessions. QS/1/14/341
1848 At Bodmin - Continued appeal of churchwardens and overseers of Calstock against order of Thomas John Phillipps and Francis Rodd, esquires, JPs, of 7 December for removal of Susanna Dawe, and her children Ambrose, William and Lydia from Stokeclimsland to Calstock; quashed, churchwardens and overseers of Stokeclimsland to pay those of Calstock 5 costs. QS1/14/360
1848? At Bodmin - Appeal of churchwardens and overseers of Kenwyn against order of John Kendall Fletcher, clerk and William Davis Horndon, esquire, JPs, of 6 March for removal of Josepha May, widow of Joseph May, and her children Joseph (12), William (10), Richard (9) and Josepha (6) from Calstock to Kenwyn; continued to next sessions. QS1/14/607
1848? At Bodmin - John Davis, late of Calstock, labourer, indicted for stealing a pair of shoes (1 shilling) and a pair of stockings (1 shilling), property of Henry Williams, on 28 Apr.; hard labour, 4 months. QS/1/14/621
1853 At Bodmin - George Wearing, late of Calstock, labourer, indicted for stealing 40 pounds of ground barley (3 shillings), property of Digory Warne, on 27 Nov.; hard labour, 4 months. QS/1/14/734
1853 At Bodmin - James Short of Calstock, labourer, indicted for stealing, on 25 September, a pair of boots, property of John Beer: prison, hard labour, 5 months. QS/1/15/23
1853 At Bodmin - John Hawking of Calstock, labourer, and Samuel Angove, late of same parish, labourer, convicted on own confessions, for stealing, on 15 October, a check cotton shirt, a pair of worsted stockings, a pair of fustian trousers and a pair of drawers, property of William Hodge: prison, hard labour, 4 months. QS/1/15/25
1854 At Bodmin - John Milman, late of Calstock, labourer, indicted for stealing, on 22 December, 2 pieces of timber, property of John Jago: prison, hard labour, 6 months. QS/1/15/42
1854 At Bodmin - James Remfry, late of Calstock, labourer, acquitted of stealing, on 17 December, a pair of shoes, property of Thomas Collins. QS/1/15/43
1854 At Bodmin - Silas Combe, late of Calstock, labourer, acquitted of assaulting William Shear on 12 March. QS/1/15/87
1854 At Bodmin - Elizabeth Coombe, late of Calstock, single woman, and John Painter of Calstock labourer, indicted for uttering a counterfeit coin on 17 August: prison, hard labour, 9 months. QS/1/15/106
1855 At Bodmin - Elizabeth Crook, late of Calstock, indicted for stealing, on 4 November, a piece of oak timber, property of Peter Stanisby and others: prison, hard labour, 1 month. QS/1/15/132
     
* badger lader - one who buys corn and other commodities and carries them elsewhere to sell; an itinerant dealer who acts as a middleman between producer and consumer
** - kidder carrier - licensed carrier & itinerant dealer
 

3. Stannaries Court Petitions
  (A selection only, see this link and following page for Petitions in Equity etc.)
Year Plaintiff(s) Defendant(s) Mine CRO Ref:
1848 John Williams, Michael Williams, William Williams and John Michael Williams, all carrying on business at Calstock under the firm of "John Williams the younger and Brothers". William Richards, captain and agent of Calstock Gunnislake STA/693c/244
1848 John Williams, Michael Williams, William Williams and John Michael Williams, all carrying on business as merchants at Calstock under the firm of "John Williams the younger and Brothers".   Hingston Down Consols STA/693c/246
1849 Henry Magor of Gwennap and Thomas Magor of Calstock, miners and tributers and copartners.   St Teath STA/693c/330
1851   William Boswarva Collum, miner and adventurer and purser of Wheal Calstock Mine, of Plymouth, and John Tree, miner and adventurer and captain and principal resident agent of Wheal Calstock Mine Wheal Calstock STA/693c/390
1852   William Gostwyck Gard, miner and purser and manager of Trevel Silver Lead Mine, of Calstock. Lewannick STA/693c/446
1854   John Kernick, miner and managing agent of Calstock United Mines, of Calstock Calstock United STA/693c/623
1854 Joseph Hodge, miner and former captain  Henry East, adventurer and resident captain and principal manager Wheal Edward STA/693c/662
1854   John Kernick, miner and managing agent Calstock United STA/693c/684
1855 Joseph Bowhay, John Sims and Isaac Rosekelly, miners and merchants of Calstock.  Nicholas Seccomb, miner and managing agent Holmbush STA/693c/798
1855   Nicholas Seccomb, miner and managing agent Holmbush STA/693c/808
1855   William Cooke, miner and managing agent Calstock United STA/693c/816
1855   William Watson, miner and purser and managing agent Drakewalls STA/693c/844
1856 Plaintiffs: John Hornbrook Gill, Wrayford Cornish Gill and Reginald Butler Edgcumbe Gill, miners and merchants of Tavistock. William Watson, managing agent and purser Wheal Edward STA/693c/906
1856 John Hornbrook Gill, Wrayford Cornish Gill and Reginald Butler Edgcumbe Gill, miners and merchants of Tavistock.  Defendant: Joseph Thomas Phillips, captain and managing agent Wheal Zion STA/693c/909
1856 Thomas Jefferd, labouring miner of Calstock. William Cooke, managing agent Calstock United STA/693c/966
1856 Henry Pomroy, labouring miner of Calstock. William Cooke, managing agent Calstock United STA/693/967
1856 Samuel Metters, labouring miner of Calstock.  William Cooke, managing agent Calstock United STA/693/968
1856 Edward Martyn, engineman of Calstock. William Cooke, managing agent Calstock United STA/693c/969
1856 Samuel Fitze, labouring miner of Calstock. William Cooke, managing agent Calstock United STA/693c/970
1856 James Chynoweth, James Rickard, Thomas Peters, William Kitto, Richard Burgess, Thomas Burgess, John Northey and William Glanville, labouring miners of Calstock. . William Cooke, managing agent Calstock United STA/693c/972
1857 John Fox of Callington, Robert Trewartha of Calstock, John Harris of Callington, James Trewartha the elder of Calstock, John Sheers of Calstock, and Richard Knott of Calstock, all labouring miners.  William Knott, principal agent Kit Hill Wheal Mary.. SA/693c/1040
1857 Included: John Bond of Gunnislake, Calstock, Thomas Bowhay of St Anns, Calstock, Joseph Hodge of Gunnislake, Calstock Bedford Consols, Tavistock STA/693b/16
1857 Joseph Simons of Callington, Richard Trevithick the elder and Richard Trevithick the younger of Callington, James Lugg of Calstock, Joseph Burnett of Callington and John White of Calstock, all labouring miners.  William Knott, principal agent Kit Hill Wheal Mary.. SA/693c/1040
1858 Joseph Bowhay and Isaac Rosekilly, merchants of Calstock.  William Knott, principal agent Kit Hill Wheal Mary.. SA/693c/1040
1858 John Skinner and Richard Terdrey Skinner, merchants of Tavistock, Devon.  Samuel [struck through and amended to] Nicholas Seccombe, principal agent Gunnislake Mine SA/693c/1040
1858 Richard Tregaskis, laboring miner of Calstock.  Robert Serjeant, purser Kit Hill Wheal Mary STA/693c/1129
1858 Thomas Bennett, William Forest and Joseph Fitze, laboring miners of Calstock. William Cooke, managing agent Calstock United STA/693c/1132
1858 John Peters, Edward Crocker, Samuel Peters and John Cotton, laboring miners of Calstock. William Cooke, principal agent Calstock United STA/693c/1133
1858 Joseph Hooper and John Fletcher of Calstock, and Richard Tom and William Dawe of Stoke Climsland, laboring miners. William Cooke, principal agent Calstock United STA/693c/1134
1858 Thomas Westlake, merchant of Calstock.  Robert Serjeant, principal agent Kit Hill Wheal Mary STA/693c/1141
1858 John Rogers, carrier of Calstock . William Cooke, principal agent Calstock United STA/693c/1143
1858 Samuel Lang, merchant of Calstock  Robert Serjeant, principal agent Kit Hill Wheal Mary STA/693c/1144
1860 John Milford, laboring miner of Calstock James Richards, principal agent Cornwall Great Consols STA/693c/1175


 

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