Robert Colenso was the father of Samuel May Colenso and Grandfather of Richard Veale Thomas Colenso. Robert seems to have been a professional publican and was the Landlord of the Queens head in Marazion (Sherborne Mercury) moving to the Kings Head Penzance in 1778. The Kings head seems to have been sited where the current "Tremenheere" Wetherspoons is and was a focus for much of the towns civic activity. A tradesman society of 101 traders met here regularly. Roberts name was often spelt "Calensoe". The following extract is from the London Gazette of 1786, it shows that the Kings Head was seen as a respectable establishment suitable for public meetings and in this case the meeting of a trust.