Canon Diggens ArchiveLongevity
From Polwheles "History of Cornwall"
Vol II. Page 45.
In St. Martin's are now living several very old people, particularly a man of the name of Roberts who was born in St. Keverne in the beginning of the year 1717. He walked hither on the 10th of June 1805 to lay a complaint before me as a Magistrate, and told his tale so well that on hearing his age I was surprised and for a while incredulous. That St. Keverne is not more remarkable for the fruitfulness of its soil than for the long lives of its cultivators.
|John Roberts||Roskilly Gate||107|
|At 94 she walked from Namboll to
Rosenithon 5 miles one afternoon. She was hearty at
the time of her death.
|Relative of the Rev. Mr. Jago.
|Late Rector of Landewednack and
The following were living in St. Keverne Feb. 1st 1805.
|She was Aunt of Mrs. Gilbert of
the Priory, Bodmin, a lady whose towering size of
intellect has almost made me a convert to the
Godwinean doctrine of the equality of the sexes.
|In 1804 I had some conversation
with this old lady who was lively and alert and
appeared not to have one complaint. I conversed
with her respecting the year 1745. She said it was
the most calamitous period Old England ever knew.
|Janes Kevern||Long Meadow Lane||92|
|Daughter of the Rev. Jago and
the Rev. Mr. Walters, Maryston, Devon.
|Aunt of Mrs. Gilbert of the
|Elizabeth Pentecost||North Corner||84|
|John Gilbert||Poor house||84|