John ARTHUR of Coswinsawsin
Elizabeth VIVIAN
(Abt 1793-1864)
William James ARTHUR of Carloose


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Mary Caroline HENDRA

William James ARTHUR of Carloose

  • Born: Jun 1860, Breage, Cornwall 2
  • Married: 23 Dec 1886, Gwithian, Cornwall 1
  • Died: 5 Oct 1924, Carloose, Gwinear, Cornwall
  • Buried: 8 Oct 1924, Gwinear, Cornwall 1

   Research Notes:

In 1891, William J. Arthur (30) of Gwinear, farm labourer, and wife Mary C. (30) of Phillack, were living in Cold Harbour, Gwinear. Present were children: Rosina (3) of Gwithian, Henry H. (2) of Gwinear.

In 1901, William J. Arthur (40) of Gwinear, general labourer at Rynamik Factory, and wife Caroline (40) of Phillack, were living in Carloose Gwinear. Present were children: Gladys (13) of Gwithian, Henry (12) of Gwinear, John (7) of Gwinear, Ernest (5) of Phillack, Edgar (1) of Phillack, Willie (9) of Gwinear

In 1911, William Arthur (50) of Gwinear, miner, and wife Carrie (50) of Phillack (mother of 8 children, 1 deceased), were living in Carloose Fraddam Hayle. Present were children (all single): Harry (22), miner, Willie (19), farm labour, John (16), farm labour, Ernest (14), home, Leslie (11), school, Terisa (8), school


William James Arthur of Carloose died aged 64 years (burial record).




To find her husband hanging in a stable at the rear of their dwelling-house was the pathetic experience of Mrs. Arthur, wife of Mr. William James Arthur, of Carloose, Gwinear, on Sunday morning.
Mr. Arthur had been a miner up to about six month ago, when he took a small holding at Carloose. He had recently not been in good health, and the loss of a son a few months back seems to have greatly affected him, and caused him to be very depressed, he even going so far as remarking that he wished he was dead, though he had never threatened to do away with himself, and there was nothing to lead his relatives to apprehend that anything of such a nature would occur.
Mr. Arthur had complained of pains in the head, for which he had taken medical advice. On Friday he visited his son at Copper Hill, Troon, with whom he stayed the night, and before returning home he visited Dr. Blackwood, at Camborne.
He appears to have reached Carloose at 3 o'clock, and returned to bed as usual, and when Mrs. Arthur followed him shortly after, she found him asleep.
He rose about 6 a.m. on Sunday, telling his wife he was going to bring in the cows. Mrs. Arthur came down about 7 o'clock and went round to the back. She found her husband had brought in the cows. She called him, but, getting no answer, she went to the stable, where she was horrified to find him hanging from a beam.
Running across the road, Mrs. Arthur called her son-in-law (Mr. Edward Hampton), who cut deceased down. He was dead but the body was warm. Deceased had evidently tied a rope round his neck and stood on a stone, which he kicked away from under him. 3

   Marriage Information:

William married Mary Caroline HENDRA, daughter of Henry HENDRA and Charity WEBBER, on 23 Dec 1886 in Gwithian, Cornwall 1. (Mary Caroline HENDRA was born on 9 Feb 1861 in Lethleans, Phillack, Cornwall 4, christened on 28 Feb 1861 in Phillack, Cornwall 4 and died in 1949 in Penzance District, Cornwall 5.)

   Marriage Notes:

Married 25 years in 1911.


William James Arthur, 26, of Gwinear, bachelor, miner, son of James Arthur, miner, and
Mary Caroline Hendra, 25, of Clyze Gwithian, spinster, daughter of Henry Hendra, husbandman

Married by Banns

Witnesses: Henry Hendra, Rosina Arthur


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2 Compiler, Aged 9 months at the 1861 UK Census.

3 The Cornishman and Cornish Telegraph, 8 Oct 1924.

4 Phillack Parish Register Transcripts.

5 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, 2nd Quarter, vol. 7a, p. 119.

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