Mentioned in the 1842
Transcribed by Sandra Pritchard
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TRESAVEAN, Copper Mine.
Examined March 23rd., 1841
Henry Francis, 16 years old.
Thomas Dunstan, 1years old
James Orby, about 18 years old.
Henry Vincent, 18 years old.
James Stevens, 15 years old.
William Richards, 18 years old.
John Tresidder, 18 years old.
James Stevens, 40 years old.
Abraham Harris, 54 years old.
Mary Ann Roscorla, 12 years old.
Jane Uren, 16 years old.
Mary Johns, 14 years old.
Elizabeth Karkeek, 18 years old.
Richard Uren, 11 years old.
Joseph Odgers Vincent, 14 years old.
Elisha Williams, 27 years old
John Crougy, 44 years old.
Mineworkers: Examined March 10th.
1841 in TRURO
Richard Burrows, 26 years old.
Eliza Allen, 20 years old.
Benjamin Sarah, 23 years old
Charles Burnet, 36 years old.
Charles Oates, 41 years old.
Anna Wasley, 20 years old.
Sally Fall, 19 years old.
Paul Trewartha, 43 years old
James Harper, 38 years old
mineworkers: Examined March 20th.1841 in REDRUTH
Mr George Harris.
John Young, 50 years old.
Mr. Thomas Stevens, 45 years old.
William Bosanko, 47 years old.
Mr Richard Carpenter, 30 years old.
Stephen Davey, Esq.
J.P. Magor, Esq.
mineworkers: examined o March 24th. 1841 at Truro
Henry Trevethan, 50 years old
James Thomas, 25 years old.
Eliza Evans, 17 years old.
Fanny Francis, 17years old.
Mines, Copper Mine:
Martha Buckingham, 14 years and one month old.
Mary Verran, 14 years and 10 months old Mines
Elizabeth Curnow, 24 years old.
Christina Pascoe, 17 years 4 months old
William Trethewy, 13 years old.
Elisha Morcom, 13 years 6 months old.
Richard Jeffrey, 9 years and 1 month old.
Examined Trethellan, March 6th 1841
John Henry Martin, 12 years and 8 months old.
Samuel Tippet, 10 years and 7 months old.
William Harris, 15 years old. March 6th., 1841
Thomas Knuckey Martin, 14 years and 2 months old.
Grace Bowden, 17 years and 9 months old.
Martha Williams, 11 years and 5 months old.
Consols Mine, Tin Mine. Examined March 30th. 1841
Mr. Nicholas Sampson Cloak, 31 years of age.
Charles Manuel, 16 years old.
at Camborne, April 23rd., 1841
Mr. Phillips? Rev. Samuel Dunn. ?
Tresavean Mine, near Lanner, worked through much of the 18th century, is said to have already produced over £1,500,000-worth of copper ore. In the 1830s it is for a while the third largest copper producer in Cornwall, employing over 1300 people. By 1860 another £1,500,000-worth of ore has been sold. Working finally ends in 1927. From 1819 to 1840 the Consolidated Mines of Gwennap, worked as a number of smaller concerns from the 1750s, are the richest of all the Cornish copper mines, and for many years richest of the whole world. Ores to the value of £2,250,000 are sold. By 1838 63 miles of underground workings have been driven, and the mine employs 2000 persons.