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PROMOTIONS AND PREFERMENTS.
Whitehall, Jan. 17. Rt. Hon. Sir John Jan. 10. General Sir Peregrine Mait Leach, Knt. Vice-Chancellor of England, land, Lieut.-Governor of Upper Canada. vice Sir Thomas Plumer.
Sir Thomas Plumer, Master of the Downing-street, Jan. 19. Major-Gen. Rolls, vice Sir W. Grant, resigned.
Sir John Keane, K. C. B. Governor and John Gunning, esq. Surgeon Extraordi. Commander in Chief of St Lucia, vice nary to the King.Dr. G. Smith, Physi Major-General Seymour, dec. cian Extraordinàry, and William Tudor, esq. Surgeon Extraordinary to the Queen. EcclesiasTICAL PreferMENTS.
Jan. 17. Admiral Sir Richard Bicker Rev. H. A. Pye, M. A. a Prebendary of ton, Lieut. - General of the Marines, vice Worcester Cathedral.--Gaselte. Sir R. Onslow, dec.-- Admiral Sir George Rev. W. Bradley, B. A. Friston V. with Hope, Major-General of the same. Snape annexed, Suffolk.
John Stockdale, esq. Standard-bearer to Rev. C. Crook, M. A. one of the Chaphis Majesty's band of Gentlemen Pen lains to the Prince Regent. sioners, vice Thos. Nicoll, esq. resigned. Rev. Wm. Buller, St. Vepe V. Norfolk.
BIRTHS. 1817, Dec. 19. At Glenkindy, the lady Sir John Salusbury Piozzi Salusbury, a of Sir Alexander Leith, a son and heir; son and heir.-8. At Micklefield Hall, the and soon after, a second son, since dead. wife of W. V. Surtees, esq. a dau.-9. At -26. The wife of Rev. Sir J. Reade, bart. Turvey House, co. Dublin, Right Hon. of Moyne House, co, Clare, a daughter. Alicia Lady Trimblestown, a son.—11.
1818, Jan. 1. lu Portland-place, the wife At Knock Drin. co. Westmeath, Right of Valentine Conolly, esq. a dau.--2. At Hon. Lady Leving, a son.--12. At LeisWooburn House, the wife of David Cham ton House, Suffolk, the lady of Lord bers, esq. a son.—At Edinburgh, the lady Huntingfield, a son.-14. At Rougham, of Sir Andrew Agnew, bart. of a son Suffolk, the wife of Rev. Montagu Wynand heir.-4. At Bath, the wife of Dr. yard, a son.-15. In Portland-place, Lady Percival, a dau.-5. The wife of Major Liddell, a son.–18. The wife of John gen. George Cookson, a son.-The lady of Bowyer Nichols, esq. of Red Lion PasMajor-General Sir William Auson, K.C.B. sage, Fleet-street, a dau.-20. At Norfolk Devonshire-place, a dau. - At Wheat. House, St. James's-square, the Countess hamstead, the wife of Rev. G. T. Prety of Surrey, a son.-26. At Clapton, the man, a son.—7. At Brynbella, the lady of wife of T. Forster, esq. a daughter,
MARRIAGES. 1817, Dec. 24. At Portsmouth, Mr. 6. Capt. Duncan Grant, R. A. to CeRichard Loe, merchant, to Miss Kerr, cilia, fifth dau. of Diggary Ring Marshal, niece of Mr. Edwards, of High-street. esq. of Truro, and widow of the late Capt.
Lately. --Rev. R. G. Andrews, M. A. Bernard Wills, R. A. head-master of Grantham school, to Jane Mr. Jacob Valentine, jun. son of the Elizabeth, only dau. of Rev. Jobo Wil Hebrew bard, to Miss Levy of Rathson, vicar of Leighton Buzzard.
bone-place. Rev. T. Lessey, to Hannah Sandford, At Edinburgh, Edward Poore, esq. neonly dau. of Dr. Scobell, of Hallatrow. phew of Sir J. M. Poore, bart. to Agnes,
Captain Bowles, 81st reg. to the eldest third dau. of Sir J. Majoribanks, bart.M.P. daughter of Oliver Stokes, esq. of the 7. Gilbert Stuart Bruce, esq. his Macounty of Kerry.
jesty's Consul-General for the Canary 1818, Jan. 1. James Hugo Greenwell, Islands, to Mary, second dau. of Niesq. of Bentinck-street, St. Marylebone, cholas, esq. of Queen-square. to Bridget, eldest dau. of Mr. Lloyd, of 8. Samuel Prior, esq. of Blackheath, Harley-street, and grand-dau. of the late late of Palermo, to Harriet, third dau, of T. John Salmon, esq. of Holcombe, Somerset. Stansfield, esq. of Field House, New-cross.
Lieut.-Col. Brereton, Royal Africau reg. Capt. Charles C. Johnson, 85th reg. to Margaret Anne, widow of the late Light Infantry, third son of Sir J. Johnson, Major W. Whitmore, and dau. of the late bart. of Montreal, to Susan, dau. of RearJ. A. Olton, esq. of Barbadoes.
admiral Griffith, of North Brook-house, 5. Robert Robertson, esq. of Rotter Hants. dam, to Harriet Eleanor, niece of John 13. Col. Ingless Fortescue, of Buckland Dixon, esq. of Cecil Lodge.
Fileigh, Devon, to Mrs. Sarah Bridget. Gent. Mag. January, 1818,
Right Hon. GEORGE Rose.
In private life Mr. Rose was justly distinJan. 13. Died, at his seat, Cuffnells, guished for his amiable qualities; and to near Lyndhurst, in his 74th year, without bis encouragement and exertions the Couna struggle, and with a serenity of mind try is, in a great measure, indebted for the which bespoke his being prepared for ano excellent system of Savings Banks, so very ther and a better world, the Right Hon. generally adopted. He possessed a most George Rose, M. P. for Christchurch, &c. extensive knowledge of the financial and
Of this eminent Statesman our Readers commercial affairs of the Country; and being already in possession of an authentic with a clear mind and accurate judgment memoir (in Vol. LXXXII. Part I. p. 246), combined an extraordinary degree of perlittle farther notice of him is now neces severance and assiduity in public business. sary. His whole life was active, labori. On Friday, Jan. 23, his remains were ous, and useful; and presented an in interred in the family mausoleum under stance of what may be accomplished by the Countess of Salisbury's Chapel, at industry and integrity. He was up early Christchurch. Numerous applications and late, and, with a total disregard of were made by the neighbouring gentry amusement, was always and totally in his for their carriages to join in the general business.
procession ; but this mark of respect was His outset in life is said to have been in declined by the family- The high estimathe capacity of a purser of a ship of war, tion in which this gentleman was held, and where his abilities became known to the the severe loss the poor of the neighbourlate Earl of Sandwich, by whom he was hood, as well as the country in general, recommended to the Earl of Marchmont, have sustained by his death, will be lovg whose patronage continued undiminished and sincerely regretted. till the death of that venerable Nobleman, in 1794, when Mr. Rose became his exe
LORD WALSINGHAM. cutor, with a bequest of his large collec Jan. 16. Died at Old Windsor, greatly tion of books, manuscripts and coins. lamented, Thomas De Grey Lord WalsingHis first public situation was that of De bam. His Lordship was the only son of puty Chamberlain of the Tally Court of Sir William De Grey, several years Chief the Exchequer; and his diligence and Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, abilities were displayed to great advan which situation he resigned in 1789, iu fatage in the year 1767, when he began to vour of Lord Loughborough, and was superintend the publication of the Jour epnobled in the same year by the title of nals of the House of Lords, of which im. Baron Walsingham. The late Lord was portant work 31 folio volumes were speedily born in 1748, and for a few years held completed. From that period he rarely the office of Under Secretary of State to failed to be employed in a public ca Lord George Germaine, then Chief of the pacity, by successive Administrations. Colonial Department. He was afterwards The late Mr. Pitt, in particular, bad the one of the Lords of Trade and Planta. highest regard for him ; nor was the al tions. lo 1787 Lord Walsingham suctachment of Mr. Rose to that illustrious ceeded the Earl of Tankerville in the imman less sincere and ardent.
portant and lucrative office of Joint PostMr. Rose had considerable literary pre master-General, which he held tiil 1794, tensions. Although neither a man of when he resigned it, and was succeeded brilliant genius, nor an elegant writer, by the late Earl of Leicester. In the all his publications discover a neatness following year his Lordship was voted and perspicuity of style, much and pro Chairman of the Committee of Privileges, found research, and great powers of ar and of the Committees generally, of the gument. As he wrote chiefly on matters House of Lords, a situation not only of of fact and business, his works partook great trust and importance, but involving of the manner and phraseology of a duties of a very laborious nature, princiman of business. In addition to the lite. pally with reference to the investigation rary publications before mentioned, it may and discussion of Estate, Naturalization, be noticed that Mr. Rose was the author and certain other Private Bills, which of the Dissertation on the Domesday almost uniformly originate in the House book, in Nash's History of Worcester- of Lords; the first description of which shire ; and of the following tracts, “ The affect a very great portion of the landed proposed System of Trade with Ireland property of the country, and which reexplained, 1785," 8vo. Speech on the quire the close personal attendance of the Corn Laws, 1814," 8vo. “Speech on the Noble Chairman every day, with few exProperty Tax," 1815, 8vo.
ceptions, throughout the Session ; fre.
quently from an early hour in the fore of good example, the exercise of gengine noon until late in the evening. ' In the hospitality, and of well-directed benevodischarge of these arduous and iinportant lence, he fulfilled the duties, and maiuduties, Lord Walsingham, during an in tained the respectability of an English terval rather exceeding twenty years, ac country-gentleman. Surrounded by a quitted himself with the greatest credit trading and most populous district, where and honour, and in a way to the perfect a spirit of turbulence and insubordinasatisfaction of the various descriptions of tion frequently prevails, he laboured as. individuals and parties concerned. The siduously, for more than twenty years, annual vote of re-appointment was always in discharging the heavy and responsible unanimous, and accompanied, more or functions of a magistrate for the counties less, with laudatory observations on the of Lancaster and Chester, and the West excellent conduct of the Noble Chairman, Riding of Yorkshire, with a probity, upby more than one of their Lordships. rightness, and impartiality, most honour
The deportment and manners of Lord able to his principles and character. Mr. Walsingham were courteous, gentlemanly, E. was also a Deputy-Lieutenant for Lanand affable, calculated to conciliate the cashire, and served the office of Highesteem and good-will of all those with Sheriff of that county in the year 1798. whom he had communication. In conse As a man he claimed general respect and quence of a paralytic affection, with wbich esteem-he was humane, friendly, and he was afficted about two years since, his sincere ; prompt in the forgiveness of Lordship resigned his situation as Chair- injuries, and, wherever his voice and inman of the Committees ; his health was fluence extended, zealous to promote never afterwards re-established, nor was peace and unanimity. Nor were these, he able to attend in his place as a Peer; occasional qualities only: they were deeply and in consideration of his long, faithful, implanted in his breast, and never slumand important services, their Lordships bered, when either public duty or private concurred, almost by acclamation, in a friendship called for their exertion. Wbilst Bill for enabling the Crown to settle a pen tolerant to the opinions of others, he che. sion of 20001 per annum on Lord Wal rished through life an habitual reverence singham, with a moiety thereof in rever for, and a firm and couscientious attachsion, we believe, during the lives of his ment to the civil aud ecclesiastical esta-, lady and daughters. His Lordship for blishments of his country ; and viewed several years held the office of Comp with regret those disorganizing attempts of troller of the First-fruits and Tenths. later days, which, under the mask of re
Lord Walsingham married, in 1772, the form, would wean the publiek from their Hon. Augusta Irby, sister of the present allegiance, and promote confusion, where Lord Boston, by whom he had George, God has commanded order. Advancing now Lord Walsingham, boro in June, age and declining health prompted Mr. 1776, a
Lieut.-General in the army ; E. a few years ago to seek a milder cliand the Hon. Rev. Thomas De Grey, a mate, and, in despite of every tie that dignitary of the church, and son-in-law of bound bim to it, to leave a favourite resithe Lord Bishop of Winchester; and also dence, the privacy and retirement of two daughters.
which, various circumstances had recently
conspired to lessen. But in that neighJohn ENTWISLE, Esq.
bourhood his active services, and the virDec. 16. Died, at Cadoxton-lodge, Gla tues that adorned his life will long be held morganshire, John Entwisle, esq, of Fox in veneration; and as no human being holes, in the county of Lancaster. This can claim exemption from error, let those gentleman was the eldest son of John infirmities that shaded his character be Markland, esq. of Ardwick (whose death, judged with the same indulgence which in 1799, at the venerable age of 83, was he was ever prompt to extend to the recorded in our Obituary Vol. LXIX, page heavier frailties of others. 86), and was born on the 20th August, 1744, 0. S. Becoming possessed in 1787
BARON THOMSON. of the patrimonial estate of the Entwisles The following character of this distin(which he inherited as the great-grandson guished person is extracted from the of Bertie Entwisle, Esq. Vice-Chancellor Taunton Courier, April 24, 1817 : of the County Palatine of Lancaster), he The Right Hon. Sir Alexander Thomson, assumed the name and arms of that an Lord Chief Baron of his Majesty's Court cient and respectable family, and on fix of Exchequer, as a lawyer, a scholar, ing his residence at Foxholes near Roch and a gentleman, had few equals. He dale, he rebuilt the mansion-house, and possessed the most refined taste, in the by many judicious improvements rendered
purest simplicity. He had a clear, vigothe seat of his ancestors one of the most rous, and comprehepsive understanding, desirable in that part of Lancashire. Here, and a mind deeply imbued with elegant by acts of public utility, by the influence and useful knowledge. The urbanity of
his manner was but the overflowing of the gardens, palaces, horses, elephants, Eubenevolence of his heart, In bis judicial ropean guns, lustres, and mirrors. He capacity his knowledge was extensive and expended every year about 200,0001, in accurate, his penetration acute, bis judg- English manufactures. This Nabob had ment sound, his impartiality undeviating, more than an hundred gardens, 20 palaces, bis attention vigilant, his eloquence simple 1200 elephants, 3000 fine saddle-horses, and manly. In criminal cases his huma 1500 double-barrel guns, 1700 superb lus.nity and patience were equally admirable; tres, 30,000 shades of various forms and in the discharge of that branch of his colours; several hundred large inirrors, duty, few men who ever ascended the Bri- girandoles, and clocks; some of the latter tish Bench have rivalled, none has ever were very curious, richly set with jewels, surpassed him. The sentences which he having figures in continual movement, was painfully called on to pronounce on and playing tunes every hour; two of criminals, were specimens of an eloquence these clocks cost him 30,0001., — Without so correct, simple, sublime, pathetic, and taste or judgment, he was extremely soli. affecting, that they frequently softened the citous to possess all that was elegant and hearts of the most obdurate, while they rare; he had instruments and machines of inspired all other hearts with veneration every art and science, but he knew none; and love. Few men have died more uni.
and his museum was so ridiculously disversally regretted. In that profession to posed, that a wooden cuckoo clock was which he was so brilliant an ornament, placed close to a superb-time-piece which | the present generation, at least, must cost the price of a diadem ; and a valu. wholly pass away ere its members can able landscape of Claude Lorraine sus. cease to revere and cherish the memory of pended near a board painted with ducks him who never lost an opportunity of and drakes. He sometimes gave a dinner evincing a courtesy, consideration, and to ten or twelve persons, sitting at their kiudness, towards every individual whom ease in a carriage drawn by elephants. he had it in his power to oblige; and His haram contained above 500 of the many of his decisions will through ages greatest beauties of India, immured in high to come be regarded as adding new light walls which they were never to leave, exto the stores of English jurisprudence. cept on their biers. He had an immense
number of domestic servants, and a very
large army, besides being fully protected Vizier ALLY.
from hostile invasion by the Company's Among the deaths mentioned in the subsidiary forces, for which he paid Calcutta Papers, we find that of Vizier 500,0001. per annum. His jewels amountAlly, once Nahob of Oude ; but being de ed to about eight millions sterling.– posed by the East India Company, he was Amidst this precious treasure, he might subsequently, and in consequence of the be seen for several hours every day, bandtreacherous murder of Mr. Cherry, and ling them as a child does his toys." Asuf others, at Benares, confined for life in a had no legitimate children, and it was room made to resemble an iron cage, in doubted whether he had any natural ones. Fort William, where he lingered out an He was in the habit whenever he saw a imprisonment of 17 years, three months, pregnant woman, whose appearance struck and four days. He died in May last, at bis fancy, to invite her to the Palace to the age of only 36. As a relation of the lie-in; and several women of this descripvicissitudes of fortune which this young tion were delivered there, and among the man experienced, with the circumstance of number was the mother of Vizier Ally. his long imprisonment, may not prove un Several children, so delivered, were brought interestivg to the reader, we shall here up and educated in the Palace. subjoin it.
The sprightliness of Vizier Ally, while Vizier Ally was the adopted son of Asuf- yet an infant, so entirely engrossed the ud-Dowlah, late Nabob of Oude. His affections of the old Nabob, that he determother was the wife of a Forash (a menial mined to adopt him. In conformity with servant of low description, employed in this resolution, the youth received an eduIndia in keeping the metallic furniture of cation suitable to a Prince who was desa house clean). His reputed father, Asuf. tined to succeed to the musnud. He is ud-Dowlah, was a wealthy and eccentric said, however, to have developed at this Prince.—Having succeeded to the musnud period a propensity to delight in the suf(throne) of Oude by the assistance of the ferings of the brute creation. The affecEast India Company, he professed great tion of the old Nabob towards his adopted partiality to the English.
“ Mild in man sou still increasing, he lavished upon him ners, polite and affable in his conduct, he every mark of regard. possessed no great mental powers; his At thirteen his marriage took place. To heart was good, considering his education, give an idea of the splendour which atwhich instilled the most despotic ideas. tached to his youth, and from which he He was fond of lavishing his treasures on subsequently fell, the following account
of his nuptials is extracted from Forbes's the line of elephants, were dancing-girls Oriental Memoirs :
superbly dressed (on platforms supported “ The wedding of Vizier Ally was cele and carried by bearers), who danced as we brated at Lucknow, in 1795, and was one went along. These platforms consisted of of the most magnificent in modern times. a hundred on each side of the procession,
“ The Nabob had his tents pitched on all covered with gold and silver cloths, the plains, near the city of Lucknow; with two girls and iwo musicians at each among the number were two remarkably platform. large, made of strong cotton cloth, lined “ The ground from the tents to the garwith the finest English broad cloth, cut in den, forming the road on which we moved, stripes of different colours, with cords of was inlaid with fire-works ; at every step silk and cotton. These two tents cost five of the elephants the earth burst before us, lacks of rupees, or above 50,0001. sterling; and threw up artificial stars in the heavens, they were each 120 feet long, 60 broal, to emulate those created by the hand of and the poles about 60 feet high: the walls Providence; besides innumerable rockets, of the ients were 10 feet high; part of and many hundred wooden shells that them were cut into lattice-work for the burst in the air, and shot forth a thousand women of the Nabob's seraglio, and those fiery serpents; these, winding through the of the principal Nobility, to see through. atmosphere, illuminated the sky, and, His Highness was covered with jewels, to aided by the light of the bamboo scenery, the amount, at least, of two millions ster torned a dark night into a bright day. ling. From thence we removed to the The procession moved on very slowly, to sh meeana, which was illuminated by 200 give time for the fire-works inlaid in the elegant girandoles from Europe, as many ground to go off. The whole of this grand glass shades with wax candles, and several scene was further lighted by above 3000 hundred flambeaux; the glare and reflec flambeaux, carried by men hired for the tion was dazzling and offensive to the occasion. In this manner we moved on in sight. When seated under this extensive stately pomp to the garden, which, though canopy, above a hundred dancing-girls, only a mile off, we took two hours to richly dressed, went through their elegant, reach. When we arrived at the gardenbut rather lascivious dances and motions, gate, we descended from the elephants, and and sung some soft airs of the country, entered the garden, illuminated by in. chiefly Persic and Hindoo-Persic.
numerable transparent paper - lamps or “ About seven o'clock, the bridegroom, lanterns, of various colours, suspended to Vizier Ally, the young Nabob, made his the branches of the trees. In the centre appearance, so absurdly loaded with jewels, of the garden was a large edifice, to which that he could scarcely stagger under the we ascended, and were introduced into a precious weight. The bridegroom was grand saloon, adorned with girandoles and about thirteen years of age, the bride ten; pendant lustres of English manufacture, they were both of a dark complexion, and lighted with wax candles. Here we had not handsome.
an elegant and sumptuous collation of Eu“ From the shumeeana we proceeded ropean and Indian dishes, with wines, on elephants to an extensive and beautiful fruits, and sweetmeats; at the same time garden, about a mile distant. The pro about a hundred dancing-girls sung their cession was grand beyond conception; it sprightly airs, and performed their native consisted of about 1200 elephants richly dances. caparisoned, drawn up in a regular line “ Thus passed the time until dawn, like a regionent of soldiers. About a when we all returned to our respective hundred elephants in the centre had houdas homes, delighted and wonder-struck with or castles, covered with silver; in the this enchanting scene, which surpassed in midst of these appeared the Nabob, mount splendour every entertainment of the kind ed on an uncommonly large elephant, beheld in this country. The affable Nawithin a boudah covered with gold, richly bob rightly observed, with a little Asiatic set with precious stones. The elephant vanity, that such a spectacle was never was caparisoned with cloth of gold. On before seen in India, and never would be his right hand was Mr. George Johnstone, seen again. The whole expence of this the British resident at the Court of marriage-feast, which was repeated for Lucknow; on his left the young bride three successive nights in the same mangroom : the English gentlemen and ladies ner, cost upwards of 300,0001. sterling." and the native nobility were intermixed on When Vizier Ally was recognised by the right and left. On both sides of the Asuf as his successor to the throne, great road, from the tent to the garden, were opposition was manifested by the old Naraised artificial scenery of bamboo-work, bob's family. He was, however, on the very high, representing bastions, arches, death of the latter, upheld by the English minarets, and towers, covered with lights in Government, and placed on the throne.glass lamps, which made a grand display. An adopted child by the Mohamedan On each side of the procession, in front of Law, is entitled to all the privileges of