John Trenear's Silver





Capt John must have been highly thought of by his employers at Levant because in 1835 he was presented with a beautiful solid silver tea service consisting of tea pot, milk jug, sugar bowl, tongs, and spoons. He was also given a set of fine china dinner plates and tea service. The silver had the following inscription:-

"Adventurers" was the name given to the group of speculators who put up the money open a mine.


The sugar bowl and tongs have disappeared somewhere amongst the extended family of my grandfather along with the teaspoons. The coffee pot also vanished long ago but as can be read below was eventually found in Australia. Half of the china is at the bottom of the sea.


I found the picture below of a silver set remarkably similar to Capt John’s. It is described as a George IV English silver tea service, melon form, scroll feet and handles with acanthus leaf decoration, finial with full flower and leaf, marks for London 1825, maker's marks for Rebecca Emes and Edward Barnard

- The Trenear-Harveys of St Just-in-Penwith -