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Public Records Office (PRO) Catalogue
4 Jas 1 1606
E 134/4Jas1/Hil15 John Veale v. Griffith Bond, John Stephen, Roger Taylor.: Right to the toll tin in the manor and parish of Catstock; whether workers of tin there have had tin toll free? Was John Glanvile farmer of such toll tin, and did he convey such right? Customs of manor.
E 367/2194 Glanvill, Elizabeth: A messuage and 100 acres of land called Wolson or Woolson (parish of Pounstock?)
E 367/841 Glanvill, Elizabeth: A messuage and 100 acres of land called Wolson or Woolson (parish of Pounstock?)
5 Geo I.
E 134/5Geo1/Mich10 John Glanville, Esq. v. John Trelawney, Esq.: Parish of Saint Germains (Cornwall), and the defendant's lands, &c., in vills and places called South Coldrinnick, North Coldrinnick, Tresulgan, and Trehurst (Cornwall), &c., &c. Tithes. [The names of Sir John Glanvill and Julius Glanvill (plaintiff's grandfather and father), Pascho Lawry, Thos.
E 134/5Geo1/Mich19 John Trelawney, Esq. v. John Glanvill, esquire: Rectory and parish of Saint Germains and the plaintiff's lands, &c., in the "vills and places," called South Coldrinnick, North Coldrinnick, Tresulgan, and Trehurst (Cornwall), &c., &c. Tithes. [The names of Sir John Glanvill (defendant's grandfather), Julius Glanvill (defendant's father), Pascho Lawry, Thos.
E 134/5Geo1/Hil1 John Glanvill, Esq. v. Wm. Hancock, Esq., Fras. Keckwich, Wm. Cressell, Jas. Luce, gent., Wm. Andrew, John Harris, yeoman.: Rectory and parish of Saint Germains, in the county of Cornwall. Touching the defendant's messuages, &c., in said parish called "Hendra," "Minewithen," "Cobaland," "Maders," and "Eglarooze," and the defendant Hancock's part of a farm in said parish called "Catchfrench," and his lands called "Furze Grounds," and "Cliffe Grounds," and the other defendants' messuages, &c.
E 134/5Geo1/Hil2 John Glanvill, Esq. v. John Trelawney, Esq.: Rectory, vicarage, and parish of St. Germains (Cornwall), and defendant's "capital mess., Barton tents and lands lyeing in, or which are called by the sevl name of `Coldrinnick,' `Coldrinnick `Barton, South or Lower Coldrinuick,' `North or Higher Coldrinnick,' and `Tresulgan,' all lyeing within the said parish," &c.
E 134/5Geo1/Hil3 John Trelawney, Esq. v. John Glanvill, Esq.: Rectory or parsonage impropriate, vicarage and parish of St. Germains, in the county of Cornwall, &c., &c. [See also No. 2 in this term.]: Devon; Cornwall.
11 Geo I.
E 134/11Geo1/Mich3 John Glanville, esquire v. Edward Trelawney, clerk.: Rectory or parsonage impropriate and parish of Saint Germans (Cornwall) and the defendant's messuages, &c., in said parish "called or known by the name of or lying in West Bonalvah or Bonalva." Tithes.: Devon; Cornwall
E 134/11Geo1/Hil4 John Glanville, esquire v. Edward Trelawney, clerk, dean of Exeter.: Rectory and parish of Saint Germans, in the county of Cornwall, and the defendant's lands, &c., in Bonalva or West Bonalva, &c., &c. Tithes.: Cornwall
12 George II. Mich.
C 202/126/1 Return of Writs: Cornwall - Oath of John Glanville, J.P.
WO 97/506/67 WILLIAM GLANVILLE Born ST AUSTLE, Cornwall Served in 32nd Foot Regiment Discharged aged 47
C 202/213/4 Cornwall - Francis Glanville

Heralds' Visitations of 1530, 1573 & 1620
Glanville, page 177



Glanvill, Henry - Farmer, Stepps - 139 acres


1830 Pigot's Directory
Glanvill, Robert, Wadebridge
1910 Kelly's Directory
Glanville Julian, Kirland House
Glanville Deeble, farmer, Penbugle
Glanville T. Tordwn, St Breward, Bodmin


1910 Kelly's Directory
Glanville William. Church town, Trevalga, Boscastle


1856 Kellys
Glanville, John - Slimeford - farmer
1883 Kellys
Glanville, John - Gunnislake - farmer
1901 Kellys
Glanvill, Mrs H. - Gnaton Villa, Albaston - Private Resident
Glanvill, W. M. - Wheal Arthur - carrier
Glanville, Mrs - Gnaton Terrace, Albaston - Private Resident
Glanville, J & H - North Park - Farmers
Glanville, John - Hatches - Farmer
1901 Kellys
Glanville, John - Hatches - Farmer
1910 Kelly's Directory
Glanville Thomas Henry, farmer - Albaston
Glanvill Thomas, farmer - St Ann's, Gunnislake
Glanville Harry Clifton, farmer - North park


1830 Pigot's Directory
Glanvill Elizabeth - Shopkeepers & Dealers in Sundries
1910 Kelly's Directory
Glanville Johnson. New Downs, Kehelland


Glanville, Francis, Esq. - Gentry. Sheriff of Cornwall EFP 1790, MP 1797
Subscriber to Flindell's Western Luminary: the Family Newspaper of the Nobility and Gentry, Farmers & Traders of the counties of Devon, Cornwall, Dorset & Somerset
Glanville, Miss - 300 acres


1910 Kelly's Directory
Glanville John - Smiths, Blacksmiths & Farriers

Fiddlers Green

Glanville, Nanny - 6 acres


1910 Kelly's Directory
Glanville Mrs Amelia. Fore Street, Polruan - shopkeeper


Glanvill, Fras. - 507 acres


1830 Pigot
Glanville Rev. William - Genry and Clergy
1844 Pigot
Glanville Rev. John - Gentry and Clergy


Francis Glanvill - mayor
17th Century
Glanville, Richard - goldsmith, pig-keeper, hat maker
1830 Pigot
Glanville Francis, esq. Hexworthy - Nobility, Gentry and Clergy


1830 Pigot
Glanville Julius, Church St - Curriers and Leather Sellers


1773 (Sherborne & Yeovil Mercury newspaper)
10th May. Glanvill Thomas - sale of goods
1777 (Sherborne & Yeovil Mercury newspaper)
5th May. Glanvill Thomas - shopkeeper debts
9th Jun. Glanvill Thomas - mercer sale of stock
1th Sep. Glanvill Thomas - bankrupt dividend
25th Aug. Glanvill Thomas - creditors
Glanville, Lady, reps of - 154 acres

Newlyn East

Glanville, Maria (Mrs) - Farmer, Trevilson
Glanville, Richard - Carpenter
Glanville, Richard - Builder & Contractor
Glanville, Anthony - Farmer, Trevilson
Glanville, Mrs Maria - Farmer, Trevilson
Glanville, William - Farmer, Newham
Glanville, Anthony - Farmer, Trevilson
Glanville, William - Farmer, Newham
1910 Kelly's Directory
Glanville Henry, farmer - Traffel
Glanville Thomas, farmer - Newham
Glanville Henry. Traffel, St Newlyn East, Grampound Road


Glanville, Johnson - Turks Head, 48 Chapel Street (reputedly Penzance's oldest pub)


Glanville, John - 2 Albert Road
Granville, E. - Beer Retailer, 133 Fore Street


Glanville, Rev. H.C. - 139 acres

St Austell

1830 Pigot's Directory
Glanvill Julian - Cabinet maker
Glanvill Richard - Grocers & Tea Dealers
1844 Pigot
Glanville Richard, Fore St - Grocers & Tea Dealers
Glanville, Francis - Grocer, 3 Truro Road

St Columb

Glanville, Miss - 6 acres
Glanville, Miss N. - 1 acre
1910 Kelly's Directory
Glanvill E. Treviglas, St Columb Minor
Glanville Miss, Union Hill

St Germans

1830 Pigot
Glanville, Francis

St Stephens by Saltash

Glanville, G. S. - Tredown


1830 Pigot
Glanville, Rev. William


1910 Kelly's Directory
Glanville John. 2 Gnaton terrace. Albaston, Tavistock
Glanvill T. St Ann's, Gunnislake, Tavistck


1910 Kelly's Directory
Glanville W. Fenterleigh


Glanville, G. - 2 Pole Terrace


1910 Kelly's Directory
Glanville Reginald Carew, 2 Robartes terrace
Glanville & Hamilton, land & estate agents, 53 Lemon st
Glanville Reginald Carew, barrister, 53 Lemon st
Glanville Philip, boot & shoe maker, 16 Old Bridge st

Tom Richards' Log - Twenty Years and Three Months Experience in the Royal Navy,
April 1856 - July 1876

Tom Richards was a seaman in the Royal Navy, and in his retirement he dictated the story of five major voyages he made.
He was born in the parish of St Germans, Cornwall, on 14th November 1840, and he died in 1931. He is buried in the City of London Cemetery in Ilford, Essex.
I am indebted to Andy Anderson whose grandmother was the person who wrote down Tom's dictated stories.
A couple of extracts from his dictation follow which refer to Glanville family members and the house at Catchfrench, St Germans, Cornwall. . .

In March 1850 I was taken in the employ of three good old maiden ladies living at Catchfrench House (built in 1580) in the same parish, to go errands and do general work. I had been living here about three years when the ladies bought a pony and a four-wheeled trap which I was very proud to look after. These ladies did a vast amount of good in the parish, especially among the poor. They built a school and arranged among themselves that one of them should be in school every day to assist the mistress in giving instruction. They were not wealthy, but of good family. During my service with them, a relative of theirs, the Earl of St. Germans was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; and some years after, another relative, the Earl of Mayo, was Governor General of India, and was unfortunately assassinated. They were also connected with British Admirals and Generals, and they were connected in some way with Admiral Sir Robert Stafford.

I had been in their service perhaps three years when they took my father into their employment as a gardener and general man, giving him a better wage, and got him to live in one of their cottages at Bonyalava. They were always very good to Granny Cook. My two brothers, William and John were sent to the ladies' new school at East Lodge.
In 1854 the Crimean War began. I happened to get hold of some illustrated papers showing the doings of the British Fleet in the Black Sea under Admiral Dundas, whose flag-ship was the "Britannia", a three-deck ship. I was fired with a wish to enter the Royal Navy and told father so. He would not hear of it, telling me I was too small and not strong enough. But I still persisted in telling him I should enter the Navy.

Entering The Navy
Admiral Fanshawe, uncle to the ladies, came to stay a little while at Catchfrench, and was shown the pony, carriage, etc., and of course the groom - myself. One of the ladies told him I wished to enter the Navy. He said I was too small, but I might do worse, and gave me a shilling.

Some little time after this, their brother Captain Glanville R.N. came to Catchfrench and was told I wished to enter the Royal Navy. "They won't have him", said the Captain, "he is too small, his hands could not grasp the ropes".

However on the 8th April, 1856, father took me to Devonport by market boat from St. Germans, there being no train in Cornwall in those days. We went on board the Training Ship "Impregnable", an old three-decker of 121 guns. At this time she was flying the flag of Admiral Parker at the main. Her captain was Charles Wise, and her commander was Palmer.

The Doctor passed me as fit, and I was examined in reading and writing, after which I was taken on deck by the Master-at-Arms, who explained matters to the officer on the Quarter Deck. I was then told to go into the office under the break of the poop, starboard side. I had to pass the Captain on my way aft, who asked me if I were quite sure I should like the Navy. I said "Yes Sir!" "You may have a good look round the ship", he said "before you decide, because after you come out of that office you will have to stay in the Navy ten years after you are eighteen". I again told him I should like it. He said, "Very well", so I went into the office and was measured, my description was taken and I signed my name. My height was 4 feet, 8 and 1/2 inches.

Extract continues one year later
I believe it was in April 1857 when I was returned to the Impregnable to await draft for sea. Soon after this the old "Boscawen" which had been in the Baltic during the Crimean War - then sent to the West Indies, now returned to Devonport to pay off. Her Captain was W. H. Glanville, brother to the ladies at Catchfrench. Whilst his ship was stripping, he came on board the "Impregnable" with his son Arthur, a midshipman. I was sent for on the half-deck. "Well Tom", said Captain Glanville, "How do you like the Navy?" "Very well, Sir!", said I. Now this was not the truth, but I was so bent upon going into the navy that I would not allow anyone to suppose otherwise. Captain Glanville asked me if I would like to sail in the "Boscawen", saying that she was to be recommissioned for the Cape of Good Hope. I told him that I should. He said, "She is a good ship, and a sailing ship like her will tend to keep up your seamanship". He turned to Commander Palmer and asked him to send me to the "Boscawen", which he promised to do. Captain Glanville said, "Would you like to see Arthur?" "Yes, Sir", I said. "He is in the boat alongside and he has his Baltic Medal". I ran down the ladder, shook hands with Arthur, and asked him how he liked the Navy. "Not a bit", said he, "and I am not going to stick to it". I wondered at this because I thought he looked very well. He showed me his medal and seemed to be very proud of it. His father came to the entering port. I shook hands with Arthur and ran up. "Now Tom", said the captain, "I hope that in a few years hence I shall hear you are Captain Main-Top".

H.M.S. Captain
During my leave the country received the awful news of the loss of H.M.S. "Captain" which foundered off Cape Finisterre one midnight in September. Out of a crew of 520 only 18 were saved. Among the lost were several of my old shipmates, one in particular, an old messmate named Anthony Spiller. There is a beautiful monument in St. Paul's Cathedral, on left hand side.
H.M.S. Captain is mentioned in Records of the Anglo Norman House of Glanville from 1050AD to 1880 as Wilfred William Glanville died on this ship. The Glanville family Tom knew at Catchfrench are described there too.

There are no other meaningful references to Glanvilles, though the chapter right after the second extract starts "A few weeks after this conversation with Captain Glanville......." and the narrative continues about young Tom's first ship, the "Boscawen" which was evidently being fully refitted after Capt. Glanville's previous voyage in her. Tom says that "Boscawen" was in the Baltic during the Crimean War, then in the West Indies before returning to Devonport for the refit. Presumably Glanville was presumably in charge of her in the West Indies, maybe in the Crimea too.
Tom, at sixteen, made his first voyage in "Boscawen" to Madeira, but under a different and less benign captain.