INDEX

 

 

Cornwall  Smugglers

with

Coast Guard / Revenue / Salt Officers

 

 

Cornish Smugglers

Dr. Johnson described a smuggler as being:

"A wretch who, in defiance of justice and the laws, imports or exports goods either contraband or without payment of the custos."

Adam Smith gave the following definition:

" A person who though no doubt highly blamable for violating the laws of his country, is frequently incapable of violating these of natural justice and who would have been in every respect an excellent citizen had not the laws of his country made that a crime which nature never meant to be so."

This is an ongoing project in which it is hoped to list as many of the smugglers of Cornwall as possible. If you have evidence of any then please let me know so that I can add them to the site. E-Mail

George Pritchard

Key

S/M = SHERBORNE MERCURY                  
CHR = CUSTOM HOUSE RECORDS  Penzance                                                                
C/N = CORNISHMAN NEWSPAPER                                           
W/B/ = WEST BRITON NEWSPAPER                       
PRO = Public Records Office                             
J/W = JAMES WHETTER "CORNWALL FROM THE NEWSPAPERS 1781 -93"
H/J = A.K.HAMILTON-JENKINS "CORNWALL AND IT'S PEOPLE"
JRJ = JEREMY ROWETT JOHNS  "THE SMUGGLERS BANKER"
TCS = John Vivian  "Tales of Cornish Smugglers" 
SoF = Henry H Shore "Smugglers of Fowey" 1910
BG = Baring Gould "a book of the west" 1899
SIC = Smugglers In Cornwall, Frank Graham
B. = BarbAra, Looe Museum.
OBR = Old Bailey Court Records
CN = Cyril Noalls  Smuggling in Cornwall
C/M = CORNISH MAGAZINE 1898
KC&S = E. kEBLE cHATTERTON, King Cutters and Smugglers
PCH = PENZANCE CUSTOM HOUSE
  P/G = PENZANCE GAZETTE     
R/N = R.J.NOALL "A HISTORY OF St. IVES"
CRO = CORNWALL RECORD OFFICE.
rCG = Royal Cornwall Gazette
TREW = Trewman's exeter flying post
TS        -  The SMUGGLERS

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Name

Parish

Date

Sentence / Boat/ Other 

Source

A

Henry Addlington (Ships Cook)

Polperro

1803

Industry

JRJ

George ANDREWS (Boy)

Falmouth

1850

Smuggling spirits aboard the Walter of Falmouth

KC&S

Richard Arnold

Bodmyn

1725 /1730

Bodmin Innkeeper

 

John Avery

Betreaux Castle

"

Mariner on the Sarah A Betty

 

Robert Avery

"

"

Maltster

  

Thomas Avery

"

"

Miller

 

Thomas Avery Jnr

"

"

 

 

PETER AVERY

Broad Oak Downs

1799

3 years Hard Labour

OBR

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Richard Badge

Isles of Scilly

1830

Owner Speedwell 

Badge Family

John Baker

Polperro

1778

Swallow

JRJ

Henry Baker

St Austell

1725/1730

Yeoman

PRO T.64/148

William Barker

 

1801

1 month in Newgate Prison

RCG/16.5.1801

Samuel Bannister

Falmouth

1850

Smuggling spirits aboard the Walter of Falmouth

KC&S

Joseph Beauford

Maker

"

 

"

 John Bond

St Austell

"

Yeoman

 

Edward Samuel Barnard

Wendron

1799

2 years hard labour

OBR

Bawden of Mavagissey

St Ives

Dec. 1831

Smuggling fi

TCS

Peter Bennallack

Veryan

1840

Smuggling

W/B 6 NOV. 1840

William Borlase

Porlorn Cove

March 1828

Lighting Fire

TCS

George Bramwell

Penzance

August 1791

 

S/M

BROWN

Fowey

1822

Smuggling 100 kegs of spirit

RG

John Brown

Porlorn Cove

March 1828

Lighting  Fire.

TCS

Peter Brown

St Ewe

1805

 

CRO/T/2411

Richard Barrett

Polperro

1796

 

JRJ

 Reginald Barrett

Polperro

1797

 

 

Richard Blackwell

Sennen

1804

Involved in shooting of Revenue officer

RCG March 1809

Capt. BUNTS

Polperro

1801

Capt.of Expectation Smuggling Cutter

TREW 14th May 1801

William Burgess

Trengrove Farm Portreath

1800

 

CN

 ? Bottrell

Sennen

1804

Involved in shooting of Revenue officer

RCG March 1809

Benjamin Bowden

Falmouth

1850

Smuggling spirits aboard the Walter of Falmouth

KC&S

 

 

 

 

 

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Joan Carrol

Paul

1780

 

CRO - QS/1/4/278

John Carter Alias The King of Prussia

Perranuthnoe

1770 - 1807

 

CM

Harry Carter

 Perranuthnoe

1770 -1807

 

CM

Robert Carter

 

1801

3 years hard labour

RCG/ 23.5.1801

John Canning (Carpenter)

Polperro

1803

Industry

JRJ

William Chaffer

St Micheal's Mount

Oct. 1822

Killed in Rose of Gweek shipwreck

TCS

Thomas CHAST

Falmouth

March 1839

Fined �100

WB 1st Mar.1839

JOHN CHAPMAN

Broad Oak Downs

1799

3 years hard labour

OBR

 John Common Jnr

St Austell

1725/1730

 

PRO T.64/148

John Congden

St Austell

"

Mariner

"

William Cork

 

1801

1 month Newgate Prison

RCG.23.5.1801

John Couch

Tywardreath

"

Yeoman

RCG.23.5.1801

Nathaniel Couch

Fowey

"

shopkeeper

RCG.23.5.1801

Thomas Couch

Tywardreath

"

Yeoman

RCG.23.5.1801

COUCH, of Grampound

Portloe

1845

Caught with 150 kegs of brandy

W/B 9 MAY 1845

Coryton of Pentille

Pentille

 

 

CRO/CY/872

William Curtis

"

 

 

 

Richard Cuff

 

1801

2 years in Newgate Prison

RCG/ 23.5.1801

William Clements

Rame

23 April 1805

 

CRO -QS/1/7/317-334

William Allen Cutler

Mousehole

1757

 

PCH

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William Daw

 

August 1787

 

S/M

John Dawny

Truro

1725/1730

Shopkeeper

PRO T.64/148

 John Dickenson

Falmouth

1725/1730

Shopkeeper

PRO T.64/148

John Dean

Lanteglos

19 Apr. 1803

Indicted

CRO -QS/1/7/235

Capt. DONALDSON

Hayle

1844

Fined then released

W/B 6 SEPT 1844

James Dunkin

Penzance

August 1791

?

S/M

James Dunn

Mevagissey

June 1802

Caught onboard the Flora Fined �200

KC&S

John Dunstan

Porlorn Cove

March 1828

Lighting Fire

TCS

John Dunstone

Stithians

1800

caught with 2 tubs

CN

DYE (Captain)

Coverack

1801

Caught onboard his sloop "TRIAL" by Kinsman

TREW 9th July 1801

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James Ellis (Mate)

Polperro

1803

Industry

JRJ

James Ellory

Probus

1834

 

H/S

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Andrew FRANCIS

Falmouth 1840 charged with smuggling W/B 18 SEPT 1840

W.B 28, SEPT. 1840

Thomas Fletcher

Looe

1830's

absconded  from the Coastguard service

B

John Fowler

Talland

1795

 

OBR

Nicholas Fugler,

Tregony / Truro

1839

Smuggling in Wagon

W.B  27th DEC 1839

Fugler

Tregony / Truro

1840

6 months prison

W/B 10/1/1840

Freeman

Breage

1793

Funeral

J.S. Buckingham

Christopher French

Near Par

1725/1730

Master of Vessel

PRO T.64/148

George Fox

Parr

"

Merchant

"

James Funnell

 

1801

18 months Newgate Prison

RCG/23.5.1801

John Fynn

Looe Island

1804

 

B

Joan Fynn

Looe Island

1804

Alias Black Joan

B

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Green

Penzance

October 1751

escaped

PCH

William GENDAL

Cawsand

1840

 Smuggling

W/B 13 NOV 1840

Anne George

Sennen

1802

Turned Kings Evidence

H/J

Joseph George

Sennen

1802

 

H/J

John George

Sennen

1802

Hung

H.J OBR

John George

Polperro

1808

Hung at Newgate

PRO

Henry George

Flushing

1725/1730

Mariner

PRO T.64/148

Henry George

Mullion

1840

known as the Spattsman

CN

John Gilbert

St Michael's Mount

Oct. 1822

Killed in Rose of Gweek Shipwreck

TCS

William Gilbert

"

"

"

TCS

Lewis Grenfell

St Just

 

 

H/J

GREENSTREET

Falmouth 1845 6 months in prison W/B 2 MAY 1845

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Jacob Hansen

Lands End

1768

Wrecked off Lands End whilst Smuggling

PRO Cust 68/7

John Hawkey

Wadebridge

1794

found not guilty

OBR

Hawkins of Trewithen

Trewithen

1803/07

 

CRO/J/1/2123

JOHN HEALS

Broad Oak Down

1799

3 years hard labour

OBR

George Harris

Grade

1725/1730

 

PRO T.64/148

William Higgman

Pentuan

"

Yeoman

"

Michael Higman

"

"

Mariner

"

Henry Hoskin

Polpean

"

 

"

Hicks

Fowey

1833

Involved in Smuggling

SoF

  Thomas Hicks

Publican St Just in Penwith

1804

Lost at sea Priest�s Cove,     St Just

SM

 

Mrs Susanna Hockins

Polperro

1783

Part owner swallow

JRJ

Hoare

Madron

 

 

      J.C.Hoare

William HOBB

Falmouth 1740 Charged with having smuggled goods  W.B.5 JUNE 1840

Samuel Hydan

Nare Point

1839

assault

CN

Amram Hooper

Looe Island

1820

 

B

Elizabeth Hooper

Looe Island

1820

 

B

JAMES HUGHSON

Falmouth

1845

6 months Jail

W/B 11 APRIL 1845

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John Jaikes

Falmouth

1837

Caught Smuggling

W/B 10 Nov. 1837

William Johns

Polperro

1783

Swallow

JRJ

William Johns Jnr. Captain

Polperro

1803

Industry

JRJ

Thomas James

Mylor

1814

Shot by Excise

Gravestone Mylor

Jago

Redruth

1839

 

W/B 24th May 1839

HENRY JAMES

Falmouth

1843

smuggling

W.B.3 Feb 1843

W/B 10 FEB 1843

John James

St Kevern

1725/1730

Yeoman

PRO T.64/148

William James

Gorran Haven

"

Master of the William & Sarah 

"

Walter Jones

Truro 

"

Habberdasher

"

Arthur Jose

Bodmin

"

Innkeeper

"

Arthur Jose

Near Fowey

"

 

"

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John Keilgle

Mevigezzy

"

Gent

"

 George Kirkin

Fowey 

1834 

 

SoF 

William Keigwin

Mousehole

1757

 

PCH

Richard Kingcup

Fowey

1833

Tam o Shanter of Fowey

SoF

Melchisideck Kinsman

Gwennap

1768

Not guilty

CM

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Mary Lerrebee

Budock

1725/1730

Spinster

PRO T.64/148

William Lucy

Pentuen

"

Mariner

"

John Lanmaid

Polperro

1794

Sentenced to death but reprieved           

JRJ

 

John Leane of Gwennap

Truro

March 1801

Broke into Customs cellar

CN

Philip Light

Cawsand

1840

 Smuggling

W/B 13 NOV 1840

Robert Long

Veryan

1660

Caught at Veryan Bay

CN

John Longmead

Talland

1795

Convicted capitally, but Judgment respited, by order of the Court.

OBR

John Lowry Falmouth 1839 Summoned for smuggling WB15th Feb. 1839

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ALEXANDER MACDONALD Falmouth 1842 Assaulting a Customs Officer W.B.15 APRIL 1842
CHARLES MACDONALD Falmouth 1842 Assaulting a Customs Officer W.B.15 APRIL 1842
JOSEPH MACDONALD Falmouth 1842 Assaulting a Customs Officer W.B.15 APRIL 1842

 John Mark

Polperro

1802

 

H/S

 James Marks

Truro

1801

 Broke into Customs cellar

CN

Robert Mark

Polperro

1802

Shot by Customs

H/S

John Maddern

Madron

1752

Witness withdrew

PCH

William Moyle

 

15 September 1791

Hung

S/M & PRO

LAWRENCE MAROLI

Falmouth

184

Fined �100

W.B. 4 Nov 1842

John Martin

Nare Point

1839

charged with assulting to Customs men

            CN

Thomas Mann

Mousehole

1771

 

CM

Richard Mann

Mousehole

1772

Smuggling

PRO Cust 68/7

John Minard

Polperro

1797

 

JRJ

Benjamin Mellish

Fowey

1725/1730

 

PRO T.64/148

John Merryfield

Bodmin

"

Mercer

"

John Morcomb Jnr

Falmouth

"

 

"

 John Morcomb Snr

"

"

 

"

George Mitchell

St Keverne

 

 

 

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Oliver Nancollas 

Clothier St Austell

late 1700's

found with 35 galls Brandy

PRO T.64/148

John Nankervis

Ruan Minor

1887

Found with 10 pounds leaf tobacco

WB 21st Feb. 1887

Nevill Norway

Lostwithiel

1777 03Feb

sale of sloop 'Prosperous'

S/M

Nicholls

Publican Point

Apr. 1822

Smuggling

TCS

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Francis Oprey

Pentuan

1725/1730

Mariner

PRO T.64/148

Oats

St Just

1818

 

H/J

Richard Oliver

Polperro

1797

 

JRJ

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Pascow

Wendron

1799

 

OBR

Parkynson

Lostwithiel

1725/1730

Apothecary

PRO T.64/148

Parnall,

Master, Goddess of Voyages

of Mevagissy,

1790

Found drifting with no one aboard but with a cargoe of smuggled goods. Times of London Dec 31, 1790;"

Robert Pennington

Bodmin

"

Mercer

Times of London Dec 31, 1790;"

? Pender

Sennen

1804

Involved in shooting of Revenue officer

CN

Nicholas Pentreath

Penzance

1769

Smuggling Tea

PRO Cust 68/7

Nicholas Pentreath

Paul

1780

 

CRO - QS/1/4/278

Richard Pentreath Alias "Doga"

Mousehole

1771

 

CM

Francis Penver

Gerrans

1822

Caught by Active Excise Cutter sinking 40 - 60 kegs

RCG 1822

JAMES PENVER

Gerrans

1822

Caught by Active Excise Cutter sinking 40 - 60 kegs

RCG 1822

Permewan

St Just

1818

 

H/J

William Petherick

Broad Oak down

1799

 

OBR

Richard Petherick

"

1799

 

OBR

Lukey Petherick 

Polperro

1783

Part owner swallow

JRJ

Thomas Perry

Talland

1795

 

OBR

Edward Phillips

Hayle

1853 Charged with Smuggling WB 4.Nov 1853

Patrick Plunkett

Penzance

1778

 

PCH

William Pit Boatswain

Polperro

1803

Industry

JRJ

PITT

Chapel Point, Mevagissey

 1824

Giving warning light

RG

Moses Pitt

Penberth

1768

Crewmember Hopeful

PRO Cust 68/7

Pollard

Madron

1804

 

CRO/ X20/37

Christopher Pollard

Madron

1805

 

H/J

Joseph Pollard

Sennen

1805

 Charged with smuggling

H/J

Pool

Nancothnan

1805

 

H/J

Tom Potter

Polperro

1799

Shot Excise Officer

SIC    TS

Pierre Poulain, alias Peter WALTERS

Penzance 

1841

Smuggling

W.B. 9 April 1841

W.B.16 APRIL 1841

Pridham

 

1818

 

H/J

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Richard Quick

Penberth

1768

Mate on board the Hopeful 1768

PRO Cust 68/7

John Quiller Snr.

Polperro

1804

Lost at sea

SM

John Quiller Jnr.

Polperro

1780

 

JRJ

Richard Quiller

Polperro

1780

Lost at sea from the Privateer �Lively� 1796 aged 33

JRJ

William Quiller

Polperro

1780

Vigilant

JRJ

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REED

Fowey

1822

Smuggling 100 kegs of spirit

RG

Edward Reed

Gwennap

1725/1730

 

PRO T.64/148

Edward Reed

"

"

 

"

John Roberts

Truro

"

 

"

Phillip Rower 

Falmouth

"

 

"

Richard Rewitt's

Talland

1795

Caught storing kegs

OBR

Richard Richards

Penzance 

1771

Smuggling Wool

PRO Cust 68/7

Richard Richards

Polperro

1804

Lost at sea, Priest�s Cove,    St Just

SM

James Richards

St Michael's Mount 

Oct 1822

Killed in Shipwreck 

TCS

Capt. William Richards

Prussia Cove

1801

 

CN

William Richards alias Payow

Mullion

June 1801

Fired on Preventative men

SM 16/11/1801

George Rose (Gunner)

Polperro

1803

Industry

JRJ

James Rogers

Breage

 

 

CHR

Rogers

Point, Restronguet Creek 

Apr. 1822

Assault Customs Officer 

TCS

Rowe

Falmouth

August 1836

Caught smuggling tobacco

WB 5/8/1836

Benjamin Rowett

Polperro

1797

 

JRJ

Richard Rowett

Polperro

1795

"Happy Return" captured

JRJ

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George Sampson

Falmouth

            1837

Caught smuggling

W/B 10 Nov 1837

James Sanders (Alias Brown)

Truro

1879

Charged with Smuggling

W/B 31 MAY 1839

John SARGEANT, alias John Sargeant BRETT

Penzance 

1841

Smuggling

W.B.16 APRIL 1841

W.B 9 APRIL 1841

george saul

Gerrans

1822

Caught by Active Excise Cutter sinking 40 - 60 kegs

RCG 1822

Stephen SAWLE

Falmouth

1850

Smuggling spirits aboard the Walter of Falmouth. He was the master

KC&S

Edward Scantlebury

St Austell Parish

1725/1730

Labourer

PRO T.64/148

SCANTLEBURY

Fowey

1843

Smuggling

W/B 24 NOV 1843

William SEAWARD, Alias William CHAMP

Penzance 

1841

Smuggling

W.B. 16 APRIL 1841

W.B.9 APRIL 1841

James Shepherd

 

1801

3 months Horsham Prison

CG/23.5.1801

John Stephens

Falmouth

"

 

"

Thomas Stephens

"

"

 

"

Isreal Solomon 

formerly Falmouth now Guernsey

1776 10Jun

Beyond the Law

S/M

Sleeman

Truro

1823

Boat "Hopewell"

H/S

John Skinner

Wendron

1799

 

OBR

Skiller

Wadebridge

1794

named in trial

OBR

Samuel Smallridge

 

1801

2 years hard labour Newgate Prison

CG/23.5.1801

William Spalding

Penberth

1768

crewmember Hopeful

PRO Cust 68/7

Spry

Helford

1825

Lighting Fire

TCS

John Spiller

Penzance

1851

Smuggling on Smack Wellington 6 months prison

TCS

WILLIAM STRICK

St Kevern

1800

Riot in order to rescue brandy from Revenue

TREW 5th June 1800

Isaac SYMONS

Falmouth

1840

Charged with having smuggled goods

W.B 5 JUNE 1840

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Richard TRANICK

Falmouth

1840

charged with smuggling

W.B. 18 Sept 1840

Methusaleh Taskus

Penberth

1768

accused of smuggling

PRO Cust 68/7

Teed 

Penzance

1851

Smuggling on Smack Wellington

TCS

The Rev. Sir Harry Trelawney 

Polperro

1796

Buyer of smuggled goods

JRJ

Martin Teague

Falmouth

1725/1730

Labourer

PRO T.64/148

John Thwaite

Penzance

1740

Master of Neptune

PRO 68/1

Edward Thomas

Falmouth

"

 

"

Nicholas THORNING

Falmouth

1841

Smuggling

W.B. 8 OCT 1841

Arthur Tingcomb

Lansellas

"

 

W.B. 8 OCT 1841

William Tredwyn

Bodmin

"

 

W.B. 8 OCT 1841

Richard Tresidder

Richard Tressidder Jnr.

Thomas Tressidder

John Tresidder

Richard Richards

Penzance

1768

Smuggling Wool

PRO 68/7

         

George Trevillian

Falmouth

"

Master of the sloop Restoracion 

W.B. 8 OCT 1841

John TRUDGEON, alias John Trudgeon, BAG

Penzance 

1841

Smuggling

W.B. 9 APRIL 1841

W.B. 16 APRIL 1841

William Tucker

St Blazey

"

Innkeeper

"

TUCKETT

Falmouth

1845

6 months in prison

W.B. 2 MAY 1845

Richard Tuckdale

 

1801

2 years in Newgate Prison

CG/23.5.1801

Trevaskis

St Ives

 

 

R.J.N

 

James Tinney

 

Polperro

 

1783

 

Part owner swallow

 

JRJ

John Thomas

 

Mousehole

 

1772

 

Smuggling

 

PRO Cust 68/8

 

John Thomas

Penzance

1783

Discharged

CRO 

QS/1/4/400-412

Richard Thomas

Sennen

1805

Named in Defence Brief

CRO ref. X20/38  

Thompson

Lostwithiel

1834

"Hope" seized in River Yealm

SoF

John Toms

Polperro

1789

 

JRJ

Richards Toms

Polperro

1804

Lost at sea

SM

Roger Toms

Polperro

1799

King's Evidence

SIC

TOMS

Falmouth

1840

Found with smuggled goods

W.B. 30 SEPT 184O

JANE TOMS

Falmouth

1843

Found with smuggled goods

W.B.  NOV 1843

HENRY Treloar

Newlyn

1842

Seized with 20 Tubs of Spirit

W.B.15 APRIL 1842

John Tresidder

Penzance

1771

Smuggling Wool

PRO 68/7

Richard Tresidder

Penzance

1771

Smuggling Wool

PRO 68/7

Rich Tresidder the younger

Penzance

1771

Smuggling Wool

PRO 68/7

Thomas Tresidder

Penzance

1771

Smuggling Wool

PRO 68/7

Richard Trethewy

St Stephens

1782

 

CRO/QS/1/4/350-362

John Tripconey

Nare Head

1839

Assualt

CN

Rev. J Troutbeck

Scilly Islands

1794

resigned his post

SIC

 

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wade

Fowey

1822

Smuggling 100 kegs of spirit

RG

John Webb Jnr.

St Austell

1787

 

CRO QS/1/5/238-259

Jacob Whetter

Gorran

1780

6 months Bodmin

J W

Gideon Whitter

PoIle Carris near Fowey

1725/1730

 

W.B. 8 OCT 1841

John Webber

Parr

"

 

"

William Windham (Surgeon)

Polperro

1803

Industry

JRJ

Dionysius Williams

Sennen

1805

 

CRO/X20/38

Capt. James Williams

St Ives

May 1851

found not guilty of smuggling

W.B May 1851

Captain WILSON

Master of the "Montrose,"

1842

Ship seized at Falmouth

W.B. 8 APRIL 1842

Thomas Woolcock

 

August 1792

 

S/M

Isaac Wright

Penzance

1769

Smuggling Tea

PRO Cust 68/7

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John Yeoman, Alias "Lean Jack"

Mousehole

1757

 

PCH

Yellam from Probus

St Ives

Dec. 1831

 

Smuggling fined �100

TCS

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Whilst researching his families history, Mike Nancollas put together a list from his research. I am grateful to him for allowing me to place it on the site. The all have the source as being T.64/148

Cornish smugglers 1725 - 1730

By Mike Nancollas

Smuggling was such an accepted feature of Cornish life up the eighteenth century that If must figure in many a family history. Yet It Is surprisingly difficult to find full records. There are two main reasons for this. One is the lack of records of quarter sessions and assizes for the County Court during this period. The other is that many smuggling cases were tried in the. Court of Exchequer for penalties rather than as criminal cases, and by a legal fiction were put down as having occurred at Ratcliffe in Middlesex so that the Cornish location cannot easily be discovered.

So when one does make a lucky find, it is all the more valuable. For instance, among the Treasury records at the Public Record Office, Kew, is a book (T.64/148) listing all prosecutions for penalties and duties commenced in �the Western Part of England and Wales, Kent & Sussex� between Trinity Term l725, and the first day of Easter Term, 1730.

The book lists the names of the alleged Smugglers, with places and in many cases occupations, together with the� goods they are said to have smuggled, and the penalty Imposed (normally a multiple of the unpaid duty) or whether the case was dropped for some reasons

As a personal footnote, I was consulting this book to find any smugglers from Polperro. There were none, which may or may not suggest that members of this notorious smuggling community were simply� not being caught.

I list above (with the usual kind permission of the Controller of HM Stationery Office) the Cornish names which I noted:

 

 

 

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