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Sir William Staines. Edward Millor, Mus. D.
Marquis of Townsbend. kitchen was set up that excellent admoni- to his friend Sir W.Staines the character of tion, waste not, want not;" which a truly religious man ; we take pleasure Miss Edgeworth has taken as a motto to in quoting the following from the funean interesting story in her “ Parent's ral sermon preached on occasion of his Assistant."
death. Sept. 11, at Clapham, Surry, aged 76, “ He was a sincere, I may say a deSIR WILLIAM STAINES, knight vout christian ; and I believe, never nege and alderman. He was born in 1731, lected the duty of worship, public or in the Borough of Southwark, where private. He seems carly to have imhis father was a stone-mason. At an bibed serious opinions. He thought "early age he made a voyage as a com- much upon religion and thought for mon sailor to Portugal; was taken pri- himself. The goodness of Providence soner on his return and carried into was with him a favourite topic, and he France, remained there six months, and entertained the most enlarged notions was so altered by the hardships he endured upon the subject. Hence he attributed that, on his return, his mother did not every success in life to the Divine Provi. know him. He next put hiniself ap- dence, and his expressions of gsatitude prentice, and at length became a joure to that good Being who gave him all ncyman-stone-mason, at the same time things richly to enjoy,' were both ferkeeping a chandler's shop in Philip Lane, vent and frequent. Yet his religion was pear London Wall, when after working not of a morose and austere character. hours he would carry out coals to his His temper was social, and he entered customers. He soon became a little mas- with ease and pleasantry into scenes of ter in stone-masonry, and at length innocent and temperate conviviality. His about the year 1760, was recommended chcerfulness rendered him an agreeable to the appointment of repairing Bow companion, and conciliated a numerous Steeple. He also raised a scaffold round circle of private friends. But if there St. Bride's then considered a very diffi- was a feature particularly conspicuous in cult' undertaking. Hc afterwards be. his character, it was his charity and came stone-mason to the city and con- active beneficence." tracted for paving several streets with the Sept. 12, at Doncaster, aged 76, EDshen newly introduced Scotch pavement. WARD MILLER, Mus. D. His first
In 1793, Mr. Staines became Alder, attempt as an author was a pamphlet enman of London, Sheriff in 1796, and titled, “ The Tears of Yorkshire, on Lord Mayor in 1801. To the first of the Death of the most noble, the Mar. these honours he attained by the impres- quis of Rockingham,"who was his patron. sion which his charitable and truly ex- “ As a proof," says Dr. M.“ how much cellent character had made in his imme. this great and good man was beloved, díate neighbourhood. He fulfilled his 600 copies of this literary trifle were public duties with so much punctuality sold in the course of a few hours, on as to make amends for his want of early the day of his interment in York Mineducation, and to secure him great respect. ster.” Dr. M.'s Psalms of David for As he advanced from the condition of the Church of England and other works the poor, he did not, as is too often the composed expressly for the Dissenters and case, endeavour to forget them. · Besides Methodi ts were very popular. He had numerous private charities, he founded been 50 years organist of Doncaster; of during his life alms houses in his parish which town and its vicinityhe published in of Cripplegate, and at his quarries in 1805 the “ History and Antiquities," 4to. Yorkshire. Nor did he fail peculiarly. Dr. M. was one of the very few survive to regard those who had befriended him ers · who performed in the Oratorios of in his low estate. We knew a gentle. Handei under his personal direction. man who used to bestow upon him his September 14. At his seat at Rain. cast-off clothes when a poor journeyman, ham, Norfolk, aged 83, the MARQUIS and whom he had the satisfaction to en- OF TOWNSHEND. He was born in tertain with great courtesy at the Man- 1724, had George I. for his godfutter, sion-House, during his inayoralty. and early embracing a military life, he
As the source whence this excellence served under George II. in the battle of dowed, the Rev. Dr. Gregory attributes Dettingen, in 1743. He was also in the Miss Newton. Mr. 7. Wilson.-Mr. T. Haggerty. - R. Dawson, Esg. M.P.
Mr. S. Bartos-Mr, J. Lack.- Capt. J. Macdonnell. battles of Fontenoy, Culloden, and La. dissolution. He possessed all his faculfeldt. He was with Woife at Quebec, ties in great vigour to the last. of which place he took possession as In Dublin, ŘICHARD DAWSON, cominander in chief, on the death of Esq. M. F. for the county of Monaghan. that lamented general. In 1764, Lord He had a seat in the Irish parliament, and T. was appointed lord lieutenant of Ire. had been returned to all the Imperial land, where he so conciliated the affec- parliaments since the Union, of which tions of the natives, that his birth-day he was a determined opposer. As a ser has been from that period annually cele- nator, he was an independent assertor of brated in Dublin. He was twice mar- every measure which he conceived ried, and has left eight children, besides would promote the national interest, the Earl of Leicester, who succeeds him. and was a uniform advocate for catholic " In his private character he was lively, emancipation, as the only medicine unaffected, and convivial. He possessed which could heal all the disorders of his an acute nind, and enlivened his con- native land. versation with that original pleasantry October 6th, at Mill Bank, Nor which was so visible in the works of his bury, in the parish of Stockport, pencil, when he chose to display it." In Cheshire, Mr. SAMUEL BARTON, the earlier part of his life, he frequently aged 76 ycars. It may truly be said of indulged its humours, and was an admi- him, that he was uniformly pious, benerable caricaturist even at the time when volent, and just. He was a sincere Hogarth filourished. No one enjoyed Christian, a kind husband, and an affeclife more than the Marquis Townsherd. tiopate father of thirteen children, who He suffered indeed some heavy aftlic- grew up to man's estate, twelve of whom tions, but he bore them with resigna- are now living with a widow to lament tion; and closed a life, protracted be his loss. He was adissenter, from prin. yond the comn:on date of nan, with the ciple, and buried in the chapel yard of general respect and estimation of his the dissenting chapel of Dean Row, near country.”
S. B. September 14h.
At Bristol, of a October toth. At Hackney, aged consumption, Miss NEWTON, niece, 105, Mr. JAMES LACK. He had ard only surviving relative of Charter- served as a priva!e soldier in the Gero
For her benefit an edition of his man wars under George I. and II. atworks was lately published by subscrip- tended General Wolfe in his last motion.
ments at the siege of Quebec, and had At Maryport, Cumberland, Mr. been in 15 engagements and 25 skirJOHN WESON, shoemaker, a man mishes, and never received a wound. nho, considering his occupation, was He flattered himself, some weeks prepossessed of extraordinary accomplish- vious to his dissolution, that he should
He was well skilled in mathe- live to the age of old Parr. maric, astror.omy, and optics. He also October 17th, at Berwick, aged excelled in mechanics, so as to make, 85, Captain JOHN MACDONwith great exactness, various philoso. NELL, many years commandant of the phical inscruments. All this knowledge late Invalid Corps of that garrison. He was self-acquired, with brile or no in was the last survivor of the companions terruption of his business. He has of General Wolfe, at the siege of Queoften said, that he generally worked at bec, and was the officer who rescued the his tradr, fourtein. ir fifteen hours per French commander in chief, Montcalm, day, while he wa: gaining the greatest when sinking under his wounds, of part of his nformati: n.
He was a dif- which he afterwards died) from the fury iderit man,andcons quently little known of an enraged soldiery, roused to madas a man of geni's.
ness by the death of their beloved At Moy, courry of Clare, Ireland, general. By the papers which he se. Mr. THOMAS HAGGERTY farmer. Cured in the French general's port folio, He competed his rorth year on the he rendered to his country an obligation zeil Julý ia t, and was never seriously of great national importance. No of...dejuscd uid a work previous to his ficer of his rank was ever more honoured
with the friendship of all classes of so. or regretted. It is remarkable, that ciety, more esteenied for the urbanity of three military associates of Wolfe, at his manners, or more universally beloved Quebec, occur in the present Obituary,
UNITARIAN FUND.-The Annu. The following gentlemen were chosen al Meeting of this Society was holden into office for the ensuing year : on Wednesday the 21st inst. in London.
Treasurer. The religious services were carried on
John Christie, Esq. at Parliament Court, Artillery Lane.
John Towill Rutt, Esq. doctrines. With the conclusion of the
Auditors. discourse were interwoven some extracts
Mr. G. M. Davidson. from the writings of the most celebrated
Rev. Thomas Rees. and respectable Unitarians, deceased and On the motion of the Secretary, ain living, tending to shew that the promo- alteration was made in the rules of the tion of Unitarianism among the people, society, as far as related to the geneis the natural result of all their labours, ral meetings. Hereafter there will be but and anticipating and (virtually) repelling one general meeting in a year; and that objections to the Unitarian Fund. The will be holden invariably on the wedday was unfavourable, but the congre- NESDAY WHITSUN WEEK, when gation was respectable, and the collec- the sermon will be preached, all the mon at the doors very liberal.
business will be transacted, and the soImmediately after the service, the So- cicty will as usual dine together, A ciety formed itself for business. J. T. general offer having been handsomely Rutt, Esq. was voted into the chair, made to the committee, by the trustees This gentleman read (with a view to of Parliament Cours Chapel, of the free use relieve the Secretary) the Report of of that place of worship on any occathe committee. The congregation sion, it his highly probable that the anhad been invited to stay whilst it nual meeting will be holden there in was read. The reading of it occupied future. about an hour. It was highly encou- Several new Subscribers gave in their raging, and was approved and received names to the treasurer. by the society, and the substance of it THE DINNER, which was, as last ordered to be printed, with such altera- year, on an economical plan, was at tions and corrections as the committee the King's Head Tavern, Poultry.should judge proper.
One hundred persons sat down to it. A motion was made and unanimously Ebenezer Johnston, Esq. was in the carried that Mr. Aspland should be re- chair ; William Frend Esq.was assistant quested to print the sermon delivered be- chairman at a second table. We obfore the society; but we understood him served many gentlemen from the coun. to decline this honour, on two grounds; try in the room. The following miI, the annual publication of the Report, nisters were present: the Rev. Messrs. made the printing of sermons unneces ary Aspland, Bennet, Ellis, (of Guildford,) and, 2, it was necessary to prevent the Brown, (of Southwark, Eaton, Evans, publishing of the sermons from grow. Gisburne, (of Soham, Cambridgeshire,) ing into a precedent, and no opportunity Holt, Jones, (of Trowbridge, Marsom, would be so favourable for doing this, as Nightingale, Rees, Rudd, of Bury St.Ed. the present.
munds, Simpson, (of Hackney,) Vidler, VOL. II.
Wright, &c. The sentiments and not only was no discordance, but also healthis given from the chair, were all the most perfect harmony.. The chairappropriate and pertinently introduced. man and the gentlemen of the committee A few of them deserve to be recorded: contributed materially to the pleasure 1. The cause of Religious Liberty, and of the day. Free Inquiry all over the world. 2 (as The friends and managers of the depending on the former,) The Unita- Fund considered the scene at this second rian Fund. 3. The venerable Theo- public dinner, as decisive of the public philus Lindsey. Upon this revered opinion with regard to it: and they p:oDame being announced from the chair, nounced (in the language of one of the Hír. W. Frend rose, and, in an imprese speakers) that it had passed it, ordeal.' sive speech, traced the history and This account is purposely moderatdescribed the character of Mr. Lindsey. cd. Every one of the company will His observations made a deep impreso bear witness that the relation falls short sion upon the company. 4. The me- of, rather than exceeds, the real fact. mory of Dr. Prie: tley. Some anecdoies
E. & S. and remarks were brought forward in N. B. Care will be taken, to give our connexion with Dr. Priestley's name. brethien, in the country, carly notice 5. “ Our Workmen, and their Woike” of the next Annual Meeting, at White This sentiment being introduced by the suntide, 1808. Chairman, was explained by Mr. Chris- On Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1807, the tie to come from Mr. Lindsey, on a late ORDINATION of Mr. SZAWARD, took occasion, in reference to the new Ver- place among the Protestant Dissenters sion of the New Testament.--The Mis- of the Presbyterian denomination, ajo sionaries here addressed the company; sembling for worship in the Old-Meet. and their speeches (viz. those of Messrs. ing house, Poole, Dorset hire. Rev. Wright, Lennet, &c.) were heard with Mr. Howell of Bere, commenced the heart-lelt satisfaction. 6. Mr. Frend. service with reading the Scriptures, howThis health was given by Mr. Rev. Mír. Fawcett of Bridport, engaged Wright, with a handsome eulogium in prayer, Rev. Edníund But ber of side upon Mr. Frend, the disinterested, mouth, stated the nature of a Christian zealous, and learned difender of Uni- Church, asked the u ul questions and tariani.on. The allusion to Mr. Frend's offered the ordination prayer. Rev. Thoearly sacrifices and exertions appeared mas Thomas of Warcham, gave the to affect that gentleman considerably; charge, Rev. 1. Howe of Biviport, as it raised the admiration of the whole preached the sermon, and Rev. Joseph
Some other senti- Corni h of Colyton, concluded. The ments and names were given by various whole service was conducted with such persons, all bearing upon the object of superior judgmest, ability, and eriousthe meeting and tending to promote it. ness, as to afford the highest gratincaSeveral gentienien addressed the com- tion to a very numerous audience. pany, be ides tho e already mentioned, The highly respectable characters and their addresses were uniformly in- thai have composed this congregation xcresting. Mes rs. D. Jones (of Trow. for a series of years, have eminentiy dibridge) and J. Gisburne (of Suham) tinguished themsölves as inflexible trends, gave a particular account of the state of buih civi' and religiou, liberty; a of Unitarianism in their respective disposition whi h still prevails. After neighbourhoods. Mí. R es made a mnot the Rev. Williaru Lampor: leit Poole animating aduress on the subject of the for Lan'a ter upwards of sixteen manis etate of opinion in Wales: as also on the elapsed before Mr. S. arrived. During subject of the Monthly Reposi ory, which that period the service was regularly was given as a sentiment. Other names carriid on by Mr. Elson, a young gene and particulars our limits prevent us tleman of the congregation, why met froin stating
with the hi hest approbation due to an We never witnessed (not excepting enlightened mind, a sound judgment, the meeting last year) such a truly pleas and a heart icilucnced by every virtuous sant christian meeting. Though the principle. company was so very numerous, there
of the company:
TUE WILTSHIRE CONFERENCE the insti:ution by our Saviers and his OF GENERAL BAPTISTS.---This disciples in the upper cham'er, as well confcrerce meets iwice a year, viz. in as the manner in which it anpears to the spring and fall. The spring meeting have been generally observed by the for this year was he d at Wedmore in primitive Ck istians. Somerset hire*, on Fister Tues/lay and From the tisports delivered of the Wednesday; and, considering ve dis- state of the different churches in the tance whi h the ministers and some of correxion, it appeared that nearly al of the hearers tad to travel, was very re. them had had an increase since the last spectably attended. Threcdiscourses on meeting, and that harmony and trangizen sz'je-ts were delivered, viz. on quillity genera'ly prevailed ; that though public oversbin---spiriival scenarier ----and the society at Iwcrne had hitherto beer the rewards of tbecbristin ministry. The without a meeting-house, yet it was fi:st subject was tocated on Tuesday pro perous, and from the promised rya evening by Mr. aliridge, of Lyndhurse; ertions of a few well-wishers to the the :ecorad on Wednesday afternoon by cause, it had reason to expect that its Mr. Jores, of Trowbridge, and the present disadvalitage would soon be third on the same everting by Mr. Smed, removed. ley, of Dowiiton. The mornin part of Among other resolutions passed, it Wednesday was, as vsual, devoted to was a reed to hold the next comference bu incus, in transacting which much at Salisbury: the order of the subjects harmony prevailed, and the intelligence and preachers to be as follows; received from the difierent churches in conciliution,” Mr. Kingsford; “ Improve the connexion was, upon the whole, pont of time," Mr. Aldiidge, and “Cbrisa pleasing. The conference closed with the sian nion,” Mr. Jores. ce'ebration of the Lord's Supper, to BAPTIST MISSION IN INDIA. witness which nearly the whole of a We look with considerable intcrest to. numerous company of hea ers staid; wards this Mis inn. Mir. Caroy, who is and, from the r serious attertion, there at the head of it, is an extraordinary is reason to believe it will be a season man, having raised himself by his indes long remembered.
fatigable industry from the situation of N. B. Wedmore is one of the churches a mean artificer in an English village, to that are patronized by the Unitarian a poet of litcrary cminence in Bengal Fund, where the a si cance of that Insti- lle is Professor of the Shan crit and tution has been of very essential service; Bergalee languagin the College at and it may be proper to remark, that Caluita. Mr. Marshman and the other when Mr Joncs reported the determi- missionaries appear to follow very closenation of the commitree of that fund to ly the steps of Cuey, and either are, of continue their aid, several of the mem- promise to be, learned in Oriental lan. ber; shed tears of joy.
guages. Their plan of converting the The autumnal meeting was held at Headens by putting the Scriptures into Iwerne, in Dorsetshire, on the two last their hands in their own vernacular days of September, and was conducted tongue is truly commerdable; and nearly in the same manner as that at though they inculcate the mi-Pagan Wedmore. The given subgests for the cotons of a Plurality of Persons in die three di courses were “ Fútb"_" Re Godhead, of an Incarnation of Deity, of sigration” — and “ The willingness of Divine Wrath satisfied by Vicarinis Ged to receive penitent sinners. " Mr. Sufrings, and the like, yet in translaJones treated the first subject on Tucs. ting the Bible they are doing a certain day evening ; Mr. Smedley, the second good, and supp yin, their converts with on Wednesday afternoon, and, in lieu of the nieans, which will not, we trust, be Mr Kingsford, of Portsea, Mr.Aldridge always negle ted, of becoming more en. undert ck the third the same evening. lightened than thein-elves. We are not Then followed, as on former occasions, the celebration of the Lord's Supper, which, from its being done in a private An account of this mecting was huuse and at a läie hour, naturally sent up sonetime ago, but happened brought to mind the commencement of unío:(ligately to be lo t.