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Domestic Occurrences. INTELLIGENCE FROM VARIOUS still existing feudal privilege, are exempt

PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. from the process; but the rents due were Corn.-The Act of 1825 has now had a liable. The jury returned a verdict, seizing fair trial; instead of producing an equality 1801. due for rent, aod also a freehold house of price, corn has fluctuated to the extent and 35 acres of land, to answer the plainof one-third of the average rates; and it has tiffs' debt. been accessary to a larger importation of foreign wheat into Great Bricain than at any LONDON AND ITS VICINITY. former period. The average price of wheat Very extensive improvements and addifor every month during the year 1829, was, tions to the Zoological Gardens, in the January, 75s.; February, 725. 6d.; March, Regent's Park, are now in active progress. 675. 8d.; April, 695. 11d.; May, 695. 9d.; The space on the other side of the road has June, 70s. 7d.; July, 66s. 5d.; August, been granted to the Zoological Society. 66s. 5d. ; September, 64s. 2d. ; October, The most important and formidable work, 578. 3d. ; November, 56s. 5d.; December, is the excavation of the road for the 565, 10d. The foreign supplies of wheat, purpose of making a subterraneous passage barley, and oats, that came into London to communicate between the present Zooduring the past year :-wheat, 877,920 qrs.; logical exhibition and the additions in prebarley, 200,551 qrs.; oats, 340,658 grs. paration, without coming out into the road. Total of similar imports in 1828-wheat, The beautiful edifice lately erected by 451,262 grs.; barley, 29,939 qrs.; oats, Messrs. Hoare, bankers, Fleet-street, now 106,440 qrs.

nearly completed, will cost little short of While working a recently-opened mine 60,000l. for which a fuvd has been long accucopper having been the objeci of search- mulating. The house is completely isolated, there has been discovered a large and regular its neighbours standing nearly a foot from lode of silver and gold in the Wigford Mine, its wide walls, which gives it a dignified apwhich is situated not far fron. Loddisuell, near pearance. Its roof and rafters are iron; Kingsbridge, Devonshire. The ore is of a the front and sides of Portland stone. dark-grey colour, approaching to black, with Dec. 26. A Commission to inquire into * metallic lustre; and upon analysis it is the state of mind of Mr. Davies, a tea-dealer, found to consist of iron, antimony, copper, of Philpot-laue, sat for eleven days, and silver, and gold. The lode is of consider- might have sat as many more, had not the able width, and the accompanying minerals jury this day, when there were nearly twenty are a white fluor spar, spatose iron ore, and medical men to be examined on the part of carbonate of lime. The mine has been Mr. Davies, expressed themselves as perworked, and the discovery made, by some fectly satisfied. 'Sir C. Wetherell insisted private individuals.

on his right to reply, and after he had done A woman of the name of Hester Garstone so, the jury declared their unanimous opihas been committed to Hereford gaol, nion, « that Mr. Davies was now of percharged with robbing the Guildhall of a fectly sound mind, and capable of managing vast number of records of that city. She his affairs." Mr. Brougham, as Counsel for was employed to light the fires and clean the unfortunate subject of inquiry, whose the rooms, and thus obtained access to these head was said to have been turned by his valuable documents, which she disposed of success in business, stated in his opening to different shopkeepers as waste paper. speech, that by the time the jury had decided Two sackfuls and a half have been reco- whether his client were capable of managiog vered; but as yet no one can ascertain the his property (about 10 or 12,0001.) in all extent of the loss, which is considered irre- probability there would be no property left parable.

for him to manage. It is stated that the Dec. 8. An inquest was held at Bury St. cost of the proceedings, instituted by the Edmund's, before the sheriff of Suffolk, young man's mother, who has married upon a writ of capias ullegalum. This pro again, will be about 50001., including the ceeding, which is seldom resorted to, was expence of sending five or six Counsel down jostituted by Messrs. Taylor and Co. soli. to Brighton, to make the first application citors, of Norwich, to attach the property to the Lord Chancellor. of the Count and Countess de Frelog, in Dec. 30. A meeting, composed chiefly consequence of their having been outlawed of military officers, took place at the in an action for the recovery of 2001. for United Service Club house, the obiect of professional business. The Countess de which was the establishment of a Museum, Frelog was a daughter of the late General to be more particularly devoted to inudels of Hethesset, and owner of some estates in Scientific Inventions connected with the na- • Suffolk. The defendants had refused to pay val and inilitary services, but which is also the plaintiffs' bill, and left the kingdom; to include collections in natural history, &c. the plaiotiffs in consequence proceeded to His Majesty's approbation of the plan was outlawry, by which the freehold estates of communicated to the meeting ; and a series the defendants, and debts owing to them, of resolutions, with a subscription, were imbecame liable to seizure. Some of the de- mediately entered upon for carrying it into fendants' estates were copyhold, which, by a effect.

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(XCII. PREFERMENTS.

Rev. Ld. W. Russell, Eastmanstead CheECCLESIASTICAL PREFORMENTS.

neys R. co. Bucks. Rev. G. Marriott to a Preh, in York Cath. Rev. E. R. Theed, Fletton R. co. NorthRev. W. Hicks, Sturmer R. Essex.

ampton. Rev. R. F. Jones, Compton V. co. Berks. Rev. M. C. Tompson, Woodstone R. Hant. Rev. R. Newcombe, Clocaenug R. co. Den ingdonshire. bigh.

Rev. V. K. Child, Chapl. to the Earl of Rev. G. C. Rashleigh, Andover V. Hants. Buchan.

BIR TU S. Dec 3. In New Kent-road, the wife of Lately. At Mailstone, the wife of Lieut.A.J. Kempe, esq F.S A. a dau.—_-23. At Col. Tod, a son. At Hoddesdon, Herts, Alpha Lodge, the wife of Major-Gen. Ash- the wise of Cape. Hughes, a 300.- At worth, a son.— 23. At Heydon Hall, Hampstead, the wife of Capt. Macdonald, Norf. the wife of W. Lytton Bulwer, esq. a 16th reg. a dau.- At Eslington-house, RON 27. Ac Densworth Cottage, near the Hon. Mrs. Liddell, a dau in GowerChichester, the wife of Capt. Toinkinson, street, the wife of Capt. H. B. Henderson, RN. a 800.- 29. In St. Jamies's-place, Bengal arny, a dau, - In Bloomsburythe wife of Archd King, a son. 30 lo square, the wife of W. Ward, esq. M.P. Portland-place, the wife of Abel Smith, a son. esq. M.P. a son.

MARRIAGES. Dec. 8. At St. Mary's, Bryanston--eq. Hants.- 24. At Cranford, James Marse, J. B Coulson, esq. Capt. Gren. Guards, to esq to the Lady Caroline Fitzhardinge Juliana Eliz. orly child of the late Rev. Berteley, second dau of the late Earl of Edw. Dawkins, of Purtman-square - Ac Berkeley. At Radbourn, Derbyshire, Lyme Regis, John Passmure esq. Wells- Henry Dixon, esq, of Gledhow, Yorkshire, roat, Bathi, tu Eliz. eldest dau. of J. Ed to Einna Matilda, second day, of the Rev, wards, esq. banker At St. Mary-le- Edw. Suchaverel Wilmot, M.A. late Rector bone, Jas. Greenwood, esq. of Golden-sg. of Langley, and niece of Sir Robert Wilmot, surgeon, to Ann Sophia, youngest dau. of of Cheddesden, 28. At St. John's, the cowager Lady Synge, of Manchester-st. Hackney, the Rev. Rich. Harvey, Rector

10. At All Souls, Mary-le-bone, F.S. of Hornsey, Miildlesex, cu Eliz, second dau. Larpent, esq. of Putney, to Charlotte Ro- of Thomson Hankey, esq, of Dalston.samind, third dau, of late Ge. Arpold Ar 29 Ac Luton, Bedfordshire, the Rev. Tho. nold, exq. of Halstead-place, Kent. - 14. Sikes, of Luton, to Helen, eldest dau. of At St. George's, Hanover-sy. Capt. Wm. the late Wm. Burr, esq. Ac Cheshunt, Locke, son of Win. Loche, esq. (late of R. D. G. Jones, esq. tu Eliz. second dau. of Norbury Park), to Selina, ifth dau. of the late Rev. Philip Godfrey, Rector of Adm. and Lady Eliz. Tollemache.- 15. Ayet St. Lawrence.- 31. At Bithwick, At Tillington, Sussex, the Rev. S. TNI- the Rev. J. B-Atkinson, of West Cowes, to bronk, Kector of Freckenham, to Frances, Charlotte, third dau. of S. Dowell, esq. of fourth dan. of the late John Ayling, esq. Great Pulteney-street, Bath At Troy, At Hampton, John Kingston, esq. of Queen- Monm. the Hon. P. H. Abbntt, brother to Anne-st' to Louisa.Henrietea, second dau. Lord Colchester, to Frances-Cecil, dau, of of late Sir C. Edinonstore, Bart. and grande late Dr. Tulbot, Dean of Salisbury, and dau, of Beaumont Lord Hutham. At niece to the Duke of Beaufort.- Charles Dunham, Norfolk, Tho. Farquhar Chilver, Teissier Master, esq. of Saffron Walden, to esq. of Saville-row, to Lucy-Eliza, second Eliza Browne, only child of Wm. Truston, dau. of Dr. Clarke, of Dunhamn Lodge. esq. of Havering At Camberwell, John At St. George's, Planover-sq. Capt. Cuth- Nix, es of Sydenham, to Caroline, ellest bert, 2d Life Guards, to the Hon. Jane dau of C. E. Heunings, eso. of Dulwich. Graves. At Prestwich, Win. Ewart, esq. Lately. Ac Cheshunt, the Rev. John M.P. to Mary-Anne, eldest dau. of the late Christian Reichardt, to Louisa Maria, eldGeo. Augustus Lee, esq. of Singleton, nearest dau. of the late Joseph Goodhart — Manchester. At Kingston, the Rev. F. At Cockermouth, Capt. W. C. Illingworth, Merewether, to Margaret, eldest dau. of 28 Bombay Light Cavalry, to Helen, youngthe Rev. J. Wall, Vicar of Kington, and est dau, of the Rev. E. Fawortt. At PaPreb. of Hereford. At Milbrook, near ris, Miss Frances Ellinor Allen, niece of Southampton, Audrew Crawford, M.D of Lady Mahon, of Hull, Yorkshire, to Mons. Winchester, to Emino, youngest dau. of the De Thiery, son of the Baron de Thiery, late A. F. Nunez, esg. of Basing Park, Chateau de Thiery, at Bondy, dear Paris.

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Vice-ADMIRAL BALLAKD. Gardner, he was made a Commander for Oct... Ai Exmouth, Samuel James bis gallant conduct in the battles beBallard, Esq. Vice-Admiral of the Blue, tween Earl Howe and M. Villaret de of Park-street, Baib, and Coates Hall, Joseuse, May 28 and 29, and June 1, Yorkshire.

i 1794. The Queen, on the latter day, - Tbis ufficer's grandfather, a Dutch had 36 men killed, and 67 (including merchant, settled at Portsmouth, and ber captain and 3 lieutenants) wounded. married a grand-daughter of the Rev. Our officer's post commission bears Francis Chandler, a bold, awakening, daie Aug. 1, 1795 ; previously to which and popular preacher, and a man of be had acted as Captain in several linegreat piety and learning, who lost a con- of. baldle ships, during the temporary siderable property in houses by ibe absence of their proper commanders ; Great Fire in 1666. His father, Sainuel, served as a volunteer in the Queen; went to sea at a very rarly age with regulared the quora men on the coast Admiral Hulmes, but alterwards became of Sussex; and commanded ibe Megæra a merchant at Portsmouth, and married fire-vessel, altached to Lord Bridport's a Miss Flins, of Epsom in Surrey, to fleet. He subsequently acted for some which county be retired from business time as Captain of the Thunderer 74; in 1784.

and on the 20tb Feb. 1796, obtained the Mr. S. J. Ballard entered the naval command of the Pearl frigate, in which service on board the Valiani, of 74 guns, he was employed during the ensuing two commanded by the Hon, Joh: Leveson years in affording protection to the Gower, Dec. 1, 1776, and in that ship Quebec, Baltic, and Newfoundland was present at the capture of the Li- tadıs, and in occasional cruises off corrie and Pallac, French frigates, by the Calais and Havre. feet under Adm. Keppel; and in the In March 1798, the Pearl, in comaction with M. d'Orvilliers, vff Brest, pany witb the Sheerness, of 44 guns, July 27, 1778, on which ucraion ibe bearing the broad pendant of Comm. Valiast bad 6 men killed and 26 wound- James Cornwallis, sailed for the coast of ed. Jo Oct. 1779, he was removed into Africa ; from whence she was sent to the Shrewsbury, another bird race, Barbadoes, Captain Ballard arrived commanded by Capt. Mark Robinson, there at the close of July, and from that and soon after sailed, in company with period was principally employed as seibe fleet under Sir G. B. Rodney, to the nior officer at tbe Saintes, watcbing relief of Gibraltar.

two French frigaies in Basseterre, and On the passage thither, the Shrews- cruising to windward of Deseada, where bury assisted at the capture of a Spanish he captured le Scævola, a privateer of convoy, and the deleat of Don Juan de 10 guns and 73 inell; l'independance, Langara, Jan. 8 and 16, 1780. Return of 12 guns and 66 men ; a row-boat, ing to England with the prizes in the and a Durch schooner; and re-captured ensuing month, she alsu contributed to eight American vessels. He returried to the capture of a French 64, and several England in June 1799, with the Vengemerchant ships, by the squadron under ance 74, and a large fleet of merchantmeu. Rear Adm. Digby. We next find her - In October following, Capt. Ballard · proceeding to the West Indies, where conveyed Gen. Fox from Portsmouth to sbe bure a part in no less than five Minorca ; and during the ensuing two actiulis withibe French Atet com- years, he was engaged in a great variety manded by Count de Grasse, viz. off of service on the Mediterranean station, Martinique, April 29, 1781 ; off the particularly in the Gulf of Lyons, and Chesapeake, Sept. 3, in the same year; in the delence of Purto Ferrajo, in the and in Basseterre Road, Jan, 25, 26, island of Elba. He returned Dec. 3, and 27, 1789. In the two furnier sbe 1801, and paid off the Pearl on the 141 la sustained a loss of 20 men slain, and Marcb, 1802, after commanding her for 66 wounded.

upwarıls of six years, during which time Mr. Ballard was promoted to the rank be bad taken, destroyed, and re-capof Lirurenant by Rear-Adm. Joshua fured about 80 vessels ; among which, Rowley, at Jamaica, Feb. iv, 1783; and in addition to those already mentioned, from ibat period served successively in were a Genoese polacre, of 14 guns; la the Shrewsbury, Torbay, Astrea, Mo. Vertu, of 10 guns and 40 men ; and an narcb, Alfred, and Queen, from which armed xebec. He also assisted at the latter ship, bearing the flag of Rear-Adm. capture of la Carerre, a French frigate

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of 40 guns and 356 men ; l'Incroyable, ter of the late, and sister to the present of 28 guns and 220 men ; and a Ragusan Sir Thomas Crawley Boevey, Bart. of brig bound tu Algiers, with presents Flaxley Abbey, co. Gloucester. from Buonaparte to the Dey.

From this period, notwithstanding bis repeated applications for an active ship,

EUGENIUS Roche, Esq. Capt. Ballard could not obtain any other command than that of a district of Sea Nov. 9. Ju Hart-street, Bloomsbury, Fencibles, till Oot. 1809, when he was aged 43, Eugenius Roche, Esq. Editor appointed to the Sceptre, of 74 guns, in of the Courier Newspaper. which ship he soon after sailed for tbe Mr. Roche was born in Dublin, but Leeward Islands; and immediately on his family emigrated to France before he bis arrival off Martinique, with the was two years old, and be remained Alfred 74, and Freija frigate, under bis there until he attained his eighteenth orders, was sent by Sir Alex. Cochrane year. His father, who is still living, in pursuit of four French frigates, which held a situation as professor of modern had recently captured tbe Junon, a languages under the French goverBritish frigate ; and two of them, each ment, and took care that his children pierced for 44 guns, were shortly after became proficients in tongues, particudestroyed at Ance la Barque, together larly English and Italian. Mr. Eugewith ibe batteries and magazines under nius Roche, when he made his way into which they bad taken refuge.

England, in 1804, was an accomplished Towards the latter end of Jan. 1810, scholar, having composed various poems Captain Ballard escorted a Division of in French (which may be called bis own the Arniy destined for the attack of language), in English, Italian, Latin, and Guadaloupe, from St. Lucia to the Greek. He brought strong letters of Saintes, and from tbence be proceeded recommendation to Messrs. Hoare, of with tbe squadron under his orders, and Fleet-street, by whom he was received transports, towards Trois Rivieres. From in the kindest manner, particularly by that period until the surrender of the the late Mr. Huare, in whose bouse he island, he commanded the detachment was a guest for nearly two years. of seamen and marines attached to tbe Before Mr. Roche was twenty, he was second division of the army; and his the Editor of the Day Newspaper; in active co-operation was acknowledged which capacity he suffered twelve montbs' with tbe best thanks of the Commander imprisonment, for a passage alleged to of the Forces, Lt.-Gen. Sir Geo. Beck be a libel on Government, although it with, in general orders,

was distinctly understood that such paPreviously to his return to England, ragraph had been inserted without his Capt, Ballard visited Antigua, Marti knowledge. nique, St. Lucia, Barbadoes, Tobago, On his liberation from confinement. Trinidad, Dominica, St. Kitts, Tortola, Mr. Roche became the Edicer of the and St. Thomas's. He sailed from the National Register, a weekly paper; and latter island with the homeward-bound subsequently of a Magazine, called Litrade early in August, and arrivedi at terary Recreations ; in which appeared Spicbead Sept. 95, 1810. After docking some of the earliest productions of Lord and refiting the Sceptre, he was placed Byron, Allan Cunningham, and Gaspey. under the orders of Lord Gambier, and Lord Byron's verses, beginning with by him occasionally entrusted with ibe “ There is a mystic thread in lile," command of a detached squadron em- were enclosed to the editor in a note, ployed in watching the enemy's ships in stating that, if they were deemed worthy Brest Harbour and Basque Roads. of inserlion, they were at bis service; Some time in 1812 he received official and, if inserted, his Lordship requested norice of his being appointed to super- some copies of the Magazine migbt be intend the payment of the sbips at Spit- sent to bim, head; but, as he did not wish to be On the demise of bis “Literary Resuperseded at sea, wbile blockading an creations," Mr. Roche took an active enemy, he remained in the Sceptre, on part in the Morning Post ; and after a Channel service, till she was ordered tu lapse of twenty years, returned to the return to port, in Jan, 1813. He be editorsbip of tbe Day, the title of which came a Rear-Admiral June 4, 1814. bad been changed to the New Times,

Admiral Ballard married first, bis and has since been transformed into the cousin, Maria, only daugbter of James Morning Journal. Before {bis latter Flint, of Feversham, Esq.; and by her change, however, Mr. Rocbe became a had eight children, three of whom, a sbare bolder in the Courier,and Editor of son and two daughters, are now living; that paper. secondly, Dec, 2, 1822, Catharine, daugh. The culy productions of Mr. Roche,

PART 11.]
OBITUARY.-Mr. John Mawe.

641 that bear bis name, are " William Tell, the idea of making a personal inspection a tragedy,” and “ Invasion, a Play," of the vast mining operations in the both printed in 1808, in the “ Dramatic south of the American continent, went Appellant," a quarterly publication, the out on a voyage of commercial experiintention of which was to appeal to the ment, to the Rio de la Plata, in which public, in print, from the veto of thea he endured unusual bardships. After trical managers, but which expired with narrowly escaping death from the yelthe third number. “William Tell” low fever at Cadiz, and shipwreck on was in rebearsal at Drury Lane, when the coast of America, he at length that theatre was destroyed by fire. Mr. landed at Monte Video (instead of bis Rocbe was also the author of the words intended port of Buenos Ayres), only to to a set of French Melodies, arranged encounter imprisonment and seizure of by Madlle. James. A selection of his bis cargo. Nor had be long obtained Poems, including one of some length, partial freedom, before he inadvertently entitled “ London in a Thousand Years, incurred furtber persecution, by rashly is now preparing for publication, for the taking down from a wall, a tattered gobenefit of his family. He was twice vernment notice, in order to read it married, and bas left a widow and se. more at leisure. This brought on anveral cbildren in very indifferent cir- other confinement of six weeks, and a cumstanccs.

fine of 300 dollars. Mr. Roche was an industrious, though The arrival of General Beresford's exunostentatious labourer in the field of pedition caused Mr. Mawe's banisbliterature, and so sbaped his course

ment into the interior ; be afterwards through the angry ocean of politics and

accompanied General Wbitelocke's army contending opinions, as to command not

to Buenos Ayres; and after more than merely the respect, but the love, of all two years arrived at Rio de Janeiro. He parties, without compromising bis inte there was, after a short time, successful grity. His pen was directed by a since in obtaining an audience from the Prince sity of intention and kindliness of feeling Regent, wbo not only gave him a farare with political writers; and bis vourable reception, but promoted his readiness to give assistance in literary views, and strengthened his means, by matters, and the general amiability of letters, an escort of soldiers, and other bis manners, bad endeared him to his advantages. With this assistance, Mr. acquaintance.

Mawe, the first Englishman so favoured, was enabled to collect a large stock of

important information; and the result MR. JOHN Mawe.

was published at London, in 1812, in a Oct. 26. At his house in the Strand, quarto volume, intituled, “ Travels in after an illness of severe and protracted the Interior of Brazil, particularly in suffering, aged 64, Mr. John Mawe, tbe tbe Gold and Diamond districts of that well-known dealer in minerals, author country, by autbority of the Prince of “ Travels in Brazil," and various va- Regent of Portugal; including a voyage luable works; a member of the Geolo to tbe Rio de la Plata, and an Historical gical Society, and of the Mineralogical Sketch of the Revolution of Buenos Society of Jena; First Administrator. Ayres." These interesting Travels (which and Mineralogist to his Majesty the were reviewed at some length in our vol. King of Portugal, &c.

lxxxiji. i. pp.141-146) immediately took This enterprising man was a native of the rank of a standard work; they have Derbyshire, and his first publication, in gone through numerous editions in Eng1802, was on “The Mineralogy" of that land and the United States of America: county. It was accompanied by a de and have been translated, not only at scription of the most interesting mines Brazil, but in France, Sweden, Germany, in the north of England, in Scotland, and Russia. and in Wales; and an Analysis of Mr. In 1813 Mr. Mawe published, in 8vo. Williams's work, intituled, “ The Mi. “A Treatise on Diamonds and precious neral Kingdom." It appears that Mr. Stones, including their history, natural Mawe bad been for some years making and commercial. To which is added, the collections contained in this volume Some account of the best methods of (of which a review will be found in vol. cutting and polishing them,” (reviewed lxxii. p. 535) ; but that the proximate in vol. Ixxxiv. p. 671); in 1819, “ Famicause of their being brought into sbape liar Lessons on Mineralogy and Geology, was bis having been employed to make explaining the easiest met bods of dissurveys of ibe principal mines, and col criminating minerals and the earthy sublect specimens, for the Royal Cabinet at stances, commonly called rocks, which Madrid.

compose the primitive, secondary, floetz, In 1804, Mr. Mawe, having conceived or fat, and alluvial formations. To

Gent. Mag. Suppl. XCIX. Part II. which is added, a description of the La

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