Grenfell Family History



Fatal Accident

West Briton 26 December 1845

On Wednesday, the 17th instant, as a man named William Grenfell, was about returning from his labour in the fifty-four fathom level at Levant mine, he fell into a “scuttle hole,” about sixteen fathoms deep, and was taken up at the bottom in a state of insensibility. The poor fellow just lived to be conveyed to his own dwelling, and expired in about twenty minutes afterwards, leaving a wife and four children.

He was buried 20 December 1845 at St Just in Penwith, Cornwall.  William Grenfell and Jane Walls married 7 November 1833 also at St Just In Penwith.