St Anthony in Roseland Burials in Woollen 1768-1814



This my transcription of the parish records for St Anthony in Roseland and has been made from LDS film 246796 images 203 to 213 (courtesy of the Church of Latter Day Saints). The spellings of names varies wildly so think laterally!

The register is entitled "Burials in Woolling" and came about as a result of two acts of Parliament that were passed in the late 17th century to protect and promote the English wool trade. The first in 1660 prohibited the use of any material other than wool for burial. The second in 1678 required "No corpse of any person shall be buried in any shirt, shift, sheet or shroud or anything whatsoever, made or mingled with flax, hemp, silk, hair, gold or silver, or in any stuff or thing other than what is made of sheeps wooll only" and imposed a fine of 5 for defaulters. It introduced an affidavit which had to be signed, stating that the deceased was buried in woollen. The fine could be imposed not only on the estate of the deceased but also on the family and even on the householder in whose house the person expired!

Those who could afford to, sometimes made provision in their will for the 5 to be paid, so that they would not suffer the ignominy of being buried in wool. There is certainly a possible example of this here if you look for the burial of Sir Richard Spry in 1775. You will see that he was buried in linen so someone had to pay the fine for him!

Each year the register had to be presented to a magistrate by the cleric and I have shown the magistrate's statement as it was recorded in the register.

These acts were not repealed until 1814.

This transcription may be a useful cross check against the burial records for the period.

Buried in WoollingWhen BuriedCertificate BroughtRegister Notes
ForenameSurnameDate YearDate-
HannahBEDELA14-May176814-May-
AnnOXENBERRY21-May176822-May-
JoanRUNDLE02-Oct176806-Oct-
PhilipTIDDY11-Jan176911-JanCornwall to wit. Seen and allowed at Tregony 3rd April 1769 by us, John LUKE, Darell CRABB
PascoTHOMAS21-Apr176923-Apr-
AgnesWHITBURNE26-Jun176927-Jun-
RichardHOCKIN06-Oct176907-Oct-
MargaretCANNING20-Nov176922-NovCornwall to wit. The within was seen and allowed at Tregony 19th April 1779 (sic) by us Francis GREGOR, Darell CRABB
HonourJENKIN19-Feb177021-Feb-
AmyOLIVER07-Mar177010-Mar-
ElizabethROBERTS12-Mar177013-Mar-
MaryROBERTS14-Mar177016-Mar-
ElizabethNICKELS16-May177018-May-
ElizabethMENEAR19-May177021-May-
MaryPASHBY13-Aug177014-Aug-
JamesPEARCE12-Oct177015-OctCornwall To wit, seen and allowed at Tregony the 6th of April 1771 by us John LUKE, Francis GREGOR
Luce (Miss)SPRY27-Jan177130-JanCornwall To wit. Seen and allowed at Tregony the 25th April 1772 the text on the other side by us Francis GREGOR, Darell CRABB
-----There was no one buried last year at St Anthony. Cornwall To wit. Seen by us at Tregony the 15 April 1773. Francis GREGOR, Darell CRABB
LewisBITTELL01-Dec177304-Dec-
Susanna (Mrs)RICHARDS12-Dec177314-DecCornwall to wit. Seen and allowed at Tregony the 7th day of April 1774 by us, John LUKE, Francis GREGOR
MaryCANNING01-Apr177404-AprThe daughter of Nicholas & Mary. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed at Tregony 20th April 1775, John LUKE, Francis GREGOR
MaryHOCKIN16-May177518-May-
Richard (Sir)SPRY26-Nov1775-Cornwall to wit. Francis MILLER made information before us, Darrel Trelawney & Francis GREGOR, two of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace in the said county that the above named Sir Richrd SPRY was buried in linen. Seen by us two of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the said county this 11th of April 1776.
JosephHARVEY01-Jan177605-JanCornwall to wit - seen and allowed by us at Tregony 22nd day of April 1777. Francis GREGOR, Darell TRELAWNEY, Henry ROSEWARNE
JacobTIDDY24-Mar177727-Mar-
Catherine (Mrs.)PEARCE05-Apr177707-Apr-
MarySTONE14-Mar177815-Mardaughter of John
RichardODGERS08-Apr177810-Aprson of Bryant
JohnNANKIVIL11-Apr177812-Aprson of John COCK. Cornwall to wit - seen and allowed by us two of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace at Tregony 24 April 1778
NicholasCANNING03-May177805-Mayson of Nicholas
ChristianROBERTS08-May177809-Maydaughter of Richard
JohannaROBERTS01-Jan177912-Jandaughter of Peter
AnnSOWEL26-Feb177927-Febwife of John. Cornwall To witt - seen and allowed by us his Majesty's Justices of the Peace of and for the said county at Tregony the 9th day of April in the year of our Lord 1779. Francis GREGOR, Hawkins TREMAYNE
WilliamPIPER15-Apr177918-Apr-
IsaacROBERTS15-Oct177917-Oct-
JamesPIVOT09-Nov177922-Nov-
GraceCANNING28-Nov177930-Novdaughter of Nicholas. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us at Tregony this 31 March 1780 being first verified under oath. Henry ROSEWARNE, Hawkins, TREMAYNE
NicholasHARRIS09-Feb178012-Febson of William
ElizabethTHOMAS06-Jun178008-Jun-
CatherineTIDDY02-Oct178003-Octdaughter of Mary
ElizabethROBERTS03-Nov178005-NovCornwall to witt. Seen and allowed by us two of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the county this 20 day of April 1781. Francis GREGOR, Henry ROSEWARNE
WilliamPADDY06-Apr178109-Apr-
JamesPASHBY30-Apr178103-May-
JudithROBERTS06-Oct178108-Oct-
HonorPEARCE07-Nov178110-NovCornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us two of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said county this 4th day of April 1782. F GREGOR, Henry ROSEWARNE
JaneGRILLS06-Apr1782--
JohnSOWEL18-Apr1782--
CatherineEDWARDS22-Apr1782--
PhilippaTRENEMEN16-May1782--
MichaelOXENBERRY22-Jan1783--
MaryPIPER25-Mar1783--
ElizabethKENDAL27-Mar1783-William Cornish, curate, certifies that all the above had proper certificates brought.
JaneOLIVER08-Apr1783-Cornwall to witt. Seen and allowed by us the 25th day of April 1783. F GREGOR, Henry ROSEWARNE
JamesRUNDEL16-Oct1783--
ElizabethROBERTS14-Nov1783--
MaryEMMET19-Feb1784--
JamesTREVELA09-Mar1784-William Cornish, certifies that all had proper certificates brought.
George (Mr.)PEARCE25-Mar1784-Cornwall to witt. Seen by us two of his majesty's Justices of the Peace of and for the said county the 16 day of April 1784. Hawkins TREMAYNE, Tho GRAHAM
RichardBENNET06-May1784--
PeterOLIVER24-Jan1785--
WilliamHARRIS25-Feb1785-Wm Cornish, certifies that all had proper certificates brought.
MaryALLEN08-Mar1785-Cornwall to witt. Seen by us two of his majesty's Justices of the Peace of and for the said county the 1 day of April 1785. F GREGOR, Edw. COLLINS
PeterROBERTS17-May1785-Wm Cornish, certifies that all had proper certificates brought.
ElizabethHARRIS14-Dec1785-Cornwall to witt. Seen and allowed by us the 20th day of April 1786. Edw COLLINS, Hawkins TREMAYNE
PhillipGLASSON08-Jun1786-Wm Cornish, certifies that all had proper certificates brought.
MargaretPARKIN20-Aug1786-Cornwall to witt. Seen and allowed by us the 12th day of April 1787. (not signed)
ElizabethPADDY18-Jan1787--
BenjaminODGERS25-Apr1787-Wm Cornish, certifies that all had proper certificates brought.
JohnKANDEL28-Feb1788-Cornwall to witt. Seen and allowed by us the 26th day of April 1788. Hawkins TREMAYNE, Edw COLLINS
BlanchTIDDY29-Dec1788-Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 30 April 1789. (not signed)
-----no burials in 1789
JohnBARGUS13-Jan1790-Wm Ed DILLON, curate, certifies that all had proper certificates brought.
NicholasCANNING21-Mar1790-Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 27th day of April 1790. Hawkins TREMAYNE, Edw COLLINS
-----no burials in 1791
WilliamMYNEAR27-May1791-24th June 1791 Wm. Baker succeeded the Revd. Wm. E. Dillon as curate of St Anthony since which time has been buried:
RichdMYNEAR15-Jul1791--
ElizabethJOHNS20-Jul1791--
MichaelOXENBURY14-Aug1791--
JamesMALDON31-Aug1791--
WilliamMYNEAR08-Sep1791--
ElizabethMYNEAR05-Oct1791--
JenniferOLIVER09-Oct1791--
MaryPIPER01-Feb1792-aged 88
JohnNICHOLLS13-Mar1792-aged 67. and proper certificates brought (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 13th day of April 1792. Edw COLLINS, Hawkins TREMAYNE
JohnOLIVER19-Feb1793-and a proper certificate brought (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 4th day of April 1793. Robert Lovell Gwatkin, John VIVIANS
CatharinePADDY20-Jun1793-aged 95
AnnWAKEM16-Jul1793-and proper certificates brought (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 5th day of June 1794. R L GWATKIN, Thos. SPRY
ElizabethJOHNS15-Sep1793--
JohnMENEAR08-Jun1794--
JohannaROBERTS29-Sep1794--
MaryPASBY08-Feb1795--
AliceHARRIS24-Feb1795--
BlanchPEARCE02-Apr1795-and proper certificates brought (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 18th day of April 1795. John VIVIAN, H POOLEY
NicholasPIPER13-Nov1795--
JosephJOHNS23-Dec1795--
JamesJAMES03-Jan1796--
GraceNICHOLLS23-Mar1796-and proper certificates brought (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 22nd day of April 1796. Hawkins TREMAYNE, Chris. H HAWKINS
MaryJAMES05-Jun1796--
RichardLUKE18-Oct1796--
SusanTIDDY20-Oct1796--
CatharineCARTER04-Nov1796--
GraceJOHNS01-Jan1797-and proper certificates brought (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 23rd day of May 1797. Willm. GREGOR, Jno. KEMPE
JohnOXENBERRY28-Jul1797--
JamesOLIVER02-Sep1797--
ClarindaHASSET11-Oct1797--
ElizabethKELLY25-Oct1797--
WilliamHASSET19-Jan1798--
MichaelOXENBERRY29-Mar1798-and proper certificates brought (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 12th day of April 1798. Chris H HAWKINS, Ar. KEMPE
Mary (Mrs.)DAVEY03-Jun1798--
JohnHASSET16-Nov1798--
AnnODGERS29-Jan1799--
MaryWAKEM12-Mar1799-and proper certificates brought (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 1st day of April 1799. John KEMPE, Jeremiah TRIST
AnnOLIVER21-May1799--
MaryNOEL06-Jun1799--
JamesEMMET12-Nov1799--
EleanorPEARCE12-Mar1800--
NicholasJAMES13-Mar1800--
RobertSEARLE24-Mar1800-and proper certificates brought (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 18th day of April 1800. John KEMPE, Jeremiah TRIST
RobertJAMES19-May1800--
HenryJOHNS25-Jan1801--
MaryPERKIN12-Feb1801--
KittyOXENBERRY19-Feb1801--
AbigailPEARCE05-Apr1801-and proper certificates brought (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 26th day of April 1802. John KEMPE, Thos. SPRY
MargaretODGERS13-Jun1801--
JohnSINCOCK29-Jul1801--
ElizabethJAMES06-Oct1801--
ThomasinDASH31-Oct1801--
BriantODGERS27-Dec1801--
JohnWEBB12-Jan1802--
MichaelOXENBERRY06-Feb1802--
CatherineRUNDELL28-Mar1802-and proper certificates brought (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 14th day of April 1803. Jeremiah TRIST, William GREGOR
SusannaTIDDY25-Apr1802--
WilliamOXENBERRY08-Jan1804--
MaryPERKIN15-Mar1804--
PhoebeOLIVE09-Apr1804-and proper certificates brought (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 16th day of April 1804. Edw COLLINS, Ar. KEMPE
ThomasLIDICOTT22-Oct1804--
JosephJOHNS23-Nov1804--
WilliamPEARCE08-Dec1804--
ThomasDIXON17-Feb1805-and proper certificates brought (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 19th day of April 1805. Thos. SPRY, Ar. KEMPE
ElizabethJOHNS27-Aug1805--
JohnMENEAR01-Dec1805--
CatherineJENKING13-Dec1805--
AnnPEARCE26-Jan1806-and proper certificates brought (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 14th day of April 1806. Edw COLLINS, John KEMPE
CharlesPEARCE21-Apr1806--
JosephJOHNS21-Sep1806--
MaryKENDELL18-Jan1807--
JaneDIXON06-Mar1807-and proper certificates brought (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 13th day of April 1807. Ar. KEMPE, Thos. SPRY
MargaretOXENBERRY17-Oct1807-and a proper certificate brought (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 13th day of May 1808. Ar. KEMPE, Thos. SPRY
--12-Nov1808-a man washed ashore by the sea upon the beach buried according to an act of parliament made for that purpose
HenryOLIVER17-Mar1809-and properly certified (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 19th day of May 1809. Edward RODD, Thos. SPRY
RichardRUNDLE07-Jul1809-and properly certified (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 28th day of April 1810. Ar. KEMPE, Edward RODD
AnnEMMETT17-Dec1810--
JohnOXENBERRY22-Jan1811--
JaneNICHOLLS20-Mar1811-and properly certified (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 30th day of April 1811. Thos. SPRY, Ar. KEMPE
Mary AnnTREGUNNA20-Apr1811--
KittyPEARCE13-Nov1811--
---1812-no burials in 1812
ElizabethLUKE08-May1813-16 years
JohnROBERTS16-Oct1813-4 days
EdwardROBERTS24-Oct1813-12 days
JaneODGERS23-Mar1814-80 years
JohnOXENBERRY31-Mar1814-82 years. and proper certificates brought (signed) Wm Baker curate. Cornwall to wit. Seen and allowed by us the 14th day of April 1814. Ar. KEMPE, Edward RODD

Bill O'Reilly 2006

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