Page images



amenities of unaffected kindness, bleft with examine it. The trunk of the head is pera gaiety of dispofition that combined French fedt, with all the teech sound, and of ena. sprightliners with English modefty, endued melled whileness. Several vaults have like. with a sensibility of heart that shared moft wise been discovered ; and coins, of great poignantly the joys and griefs of others, this antiquity. amjable woman spread lighi, and life, and Married.] At Southampton, Thomas Gra. rapture, through every feftive party ; and ham, era. to Miss Home, only daughter of in variably proved herself the christian soother

the late Major James H.-The Rev. Ken. of the distrefied, in want, in fortow, or in rick Saunders, to Miss Gibbons, eldest daugh. fckness.

ter of the late S. Kenrick C. eiq.

At Martyn Warthy, John Briggs, erg.

barrister, of Lincoln's inn, to Miss Margaret During the late hurricane on the morning Malcolm, niece to Admiral Sir Thomas of the 18th of February, a fheet of lead, Palles. weighing upwards of 2 cwt. was blown from

At Portsmouth, Captain Marshall, of the the deeple of Chiddingly church, in a S. E. soyal navy, to Miss Varlo, of Southwick. direction, to a diftance of upwards of 60 feet,

Died.] At Southampton, Sir William from the foundation, over a high footpath, Dunkin, late one of the judges of the suand alighted on a stout grave-rail, which preme court of judicature at Calcutta. was broken by its weight. The spire of this Mrs. Harfield, relict of Mr. James H. mer. church is greatly admired for the grandeur of chant. its archivedure. The ftru&ure is of free-ftone,

At Portsmouth, Mrs. Marshall, wife of its height 528 feet; in figure it greatly re

Mr. M. attorney.--Lieutenant P. Helpman, fembies tne cathedral (pire of Chichester, of the royal navy.-Miss Carey, eldest daughand is supposed to have been erected from a

ter of Mr. William C,Mrs. Twentyman, design of the fame architect. A buckle, one

of the Golden Lion.--Mr. John Jeffy, of the of the crefs of the ancient and noble family vidłualling office, of Pelham, is sculptured on a stone on cach

At Yand Farm, Ile of Wight, Mrs. Je fide of the steeple door.

rome, relict of Mr. John J. The free-school in Middle-ftreet, Brighton, ere&ed and endowed by a subscripcion among the several diffenting congregations in that Married] At Bradford, Mr. Thomas Hor town, has now upwards of a hundred boys fier Saunders, solicitor, to Miss Harriet Bush, daily atiending it, all of whom are success- fourth daughter of Thomas B. erg. fully educated by one master, Mr. Sharpe, Died.) At Warmintter, Mrs. Hooper. in the manner invented by Mr. Lancaster, Mr. George Wansey, 50. He was by nature and so strongly recommended for adoption endowed with a clear and comprehendve unby Mr. Whitbread, in the House of Com- derstanding, which had been improved by

education, and enlarged by Atudy in every At a public vestry lately held at Brighton, branch of literature ; yeche delighted not in it wasisesolved, that application be immedi- a vain display of his acquirements, but was ately made to parliament for an act for tlie anxious only to make his abilities useful both better regulation of the police of the town. to himself and others. He was snatched

Married.) At Seaford, Nicholas Tucker, from his admiring friends by a rapid and efq. of the royal navy, to 'Miss Evans, violent disorder, at that period of life when, daughter of the Rev. Mr. E. vicar of that from the strength of his conftitution, aided place.

by temperance, they had promised themDied.) At Lewes, Peter Simon, erg. col. felves a long enjoyment of the benefit of his Jector of the customs at Newhaven.-Mrs. virtues. Shoesmith.

Ac Salisbury, Mrs. Cockayne, reli&t of the At Uckfield, the Hon. and Rev. William Rev. William C. D.D. professor of astronomy Auguftus Irby, third son of Lord Boston, in Gresham college, and rector of Kilhampand sector of Whiston, Northamptonshire. Corawall.

At Fyndon, the Rev. Dr. Metcalfe, vicar of that place, 62.

Married.) At Reading, Mr. Z. Allnutt, At Newhaven, Mr. Smith, postmaster. At Haflemere, in consequence of her attorney, of Henley, to Miss Havell.-Dr

Taylor, to Miss Manley. cleches taking fire, Mrs. Bridger, an elderly

Died ) At Warfield Grove, the Hon. lady.

Richard Bradshaw Annesley, youngett fon of

the Earl of Mountnorres. As some men were larely levelling a piece At Windsor, the Rev. Dr. Lancafter Adof ground at Quarr Abbey, between Ryde kin, rector of Belaugh, Norfolk, and minifter and Wootten Bridge, in the Isle of Wight, a of St. Andrew's, Norwich, 66. He was a human skeleton was dug up, which had been pious chriftian, a fincere friend, and Aria in interred (it is imagined) nearly 600 years. the discharge of his religious duties. He was The perfea ftate it was found in has aliract- the first founder, in Norwich, of that charied a vast aumber of people to the place, to table and benchcoat inftitution, the Sunday






[ocr errors]

William K. 24



schools, which he constantly attended and in- ing, taking his evening's pipe and beverage, ftru&ed for more tban 21 years. The pre- and retiring to his chamber. lent members of that admirable institution Ac Bristol, Samuel Ruggles Ruggles, esą. lincerely regret and iament the loss of their second row of Thomas K. erg of Spain's guide, frienu, and benefactor, whose only Hall, Ellex.-The Rev. Francis de Soyres, Audy was their improvement and happiness. minister of the French protestat chapel, and At Maidenhead, Mrs. Emblyn.

master of the French boarding School in this At Reading, Mr. Richard Poulton. -Mr. city,- Mrs. Curriffe, reli&t of H. Barnetc North.-Mrs. Olborne, reli&t of Mr. O. fur. C. esq.-Francis Adams, efq. of Nortonseon.

Malreward, justice of the peace and deputy. At Abingdon, Miss Kent, daughter of Mr. lieutenant for this county. As a magistrate,

his talents and extensive knowledge of his At Specphamland, John Dicker, esq country eminently qualified him to adminifter

At Thatcham, Capain Tinley, of the justice, and the benevolence of his heart royal navy, a brave and meritorious officer. ever led him to be a peace maker. ---Mr. Mat

At Speenhill Cottage, Mrs. Blagrave, wife thew Stretch, late of the Bush cavern.of T. W. Blagrave, esq. of Salisbury-square, Richard Highatt, efq.-Mr. Bannister, 70.London.

Mr. R. Hayward, 89. At Newbury, Mrs. Smith, wife of Mr. At Kilmersdon, Mr. Drape, only son of S.-Mrs. Auftin, formerly of the Three the Rev. Mr. D. Tuns.

At Weston Farm, near Bath, Mr. Abra.

ham Wintie, eldest son of Abraham W. era. At a meeting convened at Bath, on the Ac Stapleton House, Miss Lucas, daughter 19th of February, it was unanimously re- of J. R. Lucas, csq. 16. folved that a brewery, to be called the Bath Ac East Brent, aged 90, Mrs. Ham. She Patlic United Brewery, be establiihed in that has left five children, 39 grand-children, and city or its vicinity. It was at the same time go great-grand.children. agreed that the concern should conift of 2000 dares, at 25l, each, to be paid by instal. Married.) At Stepleton, Henry Seymer, mnents of 51. every two months. A confider. esq. of Handford, to Miss Beckford, only able number of thares were immediately fub- daughter of Peter B. esq. and niece to Lord scribed for.

Rivers. Married.] At Bath, William Aufin, esq. Died.] At Shaftesbury, John Brickle Melof Demerara, to Miss Piersey, second daugh- fiter, the only surviving child of Richard fer of the late Jeffery P. csq. of Cork.-Mr. M. esq. Joha Hall, of London, 10 Miss Cater, third At Winterborne, Mr. William Davis. danghter of C. W. C. esq.-William Lyd- At Martin's-town, Mrs. Tucker. doo, efq. late captain in the first Devon mi- At Sydling, John Hutchins, cousin to the litia to Miss Silicy.—Daniel Webster, efq. historian of Dorset, and great-grandson of a of Dean Park, Northamptonshire, to Miss former vicar of that place, 69. His grandMorgan, daughter of the Rev. Nathaniel M. father Peter, who was son of John Hutchins,

Charles Poole, esg. of Stowey, to Miss vicar of Sydling, and younger brother of Scare, of Rubys, near Bridgwater.

Richard the historian's father, though so much Died.) At Bath, Mr. Richard Scrace, for a cripple from his intancy as to be able tä merly master of the riding house in that walk or rather crawl only upon all fours, have city, go. At the late general election he ing his hands guarded by boards, supported his went to Nottingham to give his vote for family to an advanced age by keeping a small Melirs. Coke and Smith, with the same fil. day-school in the parish. The deceased was ver buttons on his coat and waistcoai, and for many years an honest, induitrious, and the same buckles on his shoes, that he wore much-valued labourer in Sir John Smith's on : fimilar occafios in the year 1745. He garden, and was supported by his bounty appeared highly delighted, and every person during a very tedious ficknefs, in which he present participated in his feelings.-Thomas was almost entirely confined to his bed. He Barrow, tíq. formerly of Manchefer - The has lettone fon, Peter Hutchins (an eccentric, dowager Marchionera of Ely. – Mrs. Hutchi- thoughtless young man, but of conliderable isson, reli&t of Mr. H. apothecary, 70 - natural abilities), now a common coldier in a Gilbert Petrie, esq. of Tobago.-Mrs. Durvo marching regiment. thy Browne. - Mrs. Bailey, wife of Mr. B.

DEVONSHIRE, ftationer,- Benjamin Morris, gent. 84. In Married.] At Exeter, the Rev. Richard the early part of his life he followed the Frone, of London, to Miss Ann Parmiater. profeffion of a drawing master, and was er. At Tiverton, John Hill, csq. of the Bomteemed an artist of abilities. His later years bay military establithment, to Miss Nelbitt, were remarkable for their wonderful regu. daughter of the late Major N. larity. The hands of his dial were not more At Crediton, Me. Smith, folicitor, to Miis accurate than he was in the instant of riting, Cleave.-Jir. Stephen Hugo, surgco.., to Miss brzakfatting, sttending public prayers, dia. Dinua Ward.


At Stokenham, the Rev. W. J. Birdwood, dollars and half-dollars, of the date of 1625, rector of Slapton, to Miss Dorothea Allen, have been found amongst the sand, which are daughter of M. Alien, esq. of Coleridge. conjectured to have formed part of the cargo

Died.] Ac Barnstaple, Mw. Ann Hare, 72; of a rich Spanish vessel fron South America, youngest daughter of Dr. Francis H. formerly called the Scanderoon galley, which was bishop of Chichester,

wrecked on that part of the coast upwards of At Plymouth, Mirs. C. E. Blackburn, wife

a century fince. Several persons now living, of Mr. B. ship-builder.

recollect their relatives mentioning the cisAt Milverton, Mrs. Cridland, wife of Tho- cumstance of the latter ship being loft, and mas C. esq. of Weacombe St. Auderics, So- fome families refiding in the neighbourhood merset.

at the time, who suddenly became rich, were At Exeter, William Holmea, esq. mer- supposed to have derived their opulence from chant, 71.

the wreck, notwithstanding every possible exAt Thorverton, Mr. Henry Pugh, fur- ertion was made by the then Magift ates of geon, one of the coroners for the County, 38. Swansea, to fecure such part of the property At Sandford, Mrs. Sargent, 58..

as could be saved, for the benefit of its




He has left a name,

Married ] At Clements, William Knapp, A splendid monument has been lately esq. of the Royal Miners militia, to Miss erected in the parish church of Hanmer, in Marshall, daughter of John M. esq. of Ror- the county of Flint, to the memory of the wyn, near Truro.

late Lord Kenyon. It is of the usual pyra. Died.) At Bodmin, Mrs. Elizabeth May, nidal shape, and is divided in height into wife of William M. esq. -Mr. William Pop- nearly two equal parts; the lowest is or bam, a member of that Corporation, 89.- cupied in the centre by a projecting pedestal Mrs. A. Marshall, 80, many years pofte containing the following appropriate ire mistress of that place.

scription : At Falmouth, Mr. Crips, superintendant of


Baron of Gredington, in the County of Flint, barracks,

I ord Chief Justice of England. At Truro, Mrs. Pearse, many years a re

In the execution of his high and important magigracy, be

was cmirently ditriaguifered for fpectable school-mistress chere, 79.-Mr. Learning, difcrrument, firmness, and integrity,

Not only was he qualified to adminifter the laws with bdelity David Williams, many years aslay-master to

Promptitude, and vitour, buil, as the the Cheadle and Pary's mine companies,

Guardian of the public morals,

To inítruct, admonish, and reform; The Rev. James Pakioe, vicar of Keverne.

The authority of bis high fation, great and weighty. At Chyandour, near Penzance, Thomas Initteltwasürengthened, craced,anddisni hed by the religious Bolitho, esq. 66.

And the untainted purity of his habitual conduct, At Trewithen, Mrs. Hawkins, mother of

Dear to his family, Sir Christopher H.

In every office and relation of domeftic life, At Fowey, Mrs. Jane W. Nicholls.

To which they look up with aficionate and hone& pride,

And which his country will remember At St. Ives, Mr. Nicholas Rowe, of the

With gittitude and veneration.

So long as her happiness and her glory fall continue to Golden Lion inn, 73.

depend op the great and unired principles of WALES.

Religion, law, and order.

Born October sih, 1732, 0.5. Amongst the many improvements adopting

Died April 4th, 1802. at Carmarthen, it is in contemplation to efta- On the right hand of, and adjoining, the blith a Medical Dispensary, for the charitable pedeftal, is a spirited figure of justice, with purpose of attending the fick poor at their own the Libra, and unheathed sword; on the houses. The corporation of Carmarthen in- left hand is another of Religion, bearing the tend to contribute an annual fum; the Medi- Crois, and Book of Life, opened in Proverbs, cal Gentlemen of the town have very hand. at the verse, “ The memory of the just shall somely offered their attendance and áttistance, be blessed.” From the top of the pedestal gratis.

rifes a gothic niche, from which a grand The corporation of Carmarthen has also curtain being supposed to be thrown tack, resolved to enlarge the present quay, by 'ex- a futing figure of his lordship is feen, in his tending it to the Bridge, which will be an parliamentary robes, and, though fmall, is incalculable advantage to the trade and ship- esteemed a very striking likeness. The ping of the town; likewise to erect a new whole monument is of fine white marble, gaol and house of correction; and that a cer. the figures are in alto relieve, and the deliga tain portion of the Corporation lands be sold, and execution is such as moft add to the saand others let by auction, to meet the ex- creafing reputation of John Bacon, jun. the pences attendant on the same.

sculptor. Two extraordinary discoveries have recent- Died.] At Brecon, Mrs. Bold, wife of ly been made on the coast near. Rofcilly, about Hugh B. esq. and one of the co-licitefia of twenty miles from Swansea: the tides of late the late John Phillips, efq. of Tregare, having receded much farther than usual, the Breconhire. wreck of a vertel has appeared, which was lost At Haverfordwest, John Griffiths, esą. there about 50 years ago, and a calk of iron surgeon of the Carmartben militia, 23. wire has been recovered. A short distance At Pembroke, Mr. John Clark, land and from the same spot, about 12lbs. of Spanith tithe agent, and fellow of the Antiquarian


Society at Edinburgh. He possessed strong wheel and lint immediately provided, and natural abilities, with great depth of know. the whole of their earnings regularly paid ledge; and his ideas were distinguished by an them; they have a warm comfortable room originality which strikingly animated his con- to work in; their dinners gratis ; and foch versation. In early life he indulged a taste as have children, fixpence weekly in addition; for composition; and, about twenty-five years they come in the morning, and go home at ago, published a small volume, entitled, The night; the children are instructed, .by aa Works of the Caledonian Bards, being a able and respectable mistress, to work Jace; translation from the Gaelic, in prose and and have an English teacher for one hour verfe. This effufion pofiefed all the energy daily ; they also receive what they earn. and dignity of the admired originals, and ex- The benefit of such an institution is too obo alted in no small degree the credit of the vious to require further comment; but, it author. Mr. Clark was appointed by the may be neceitary tu state that from fifty to Board of Agriculture, on its first inditution, fixty poor deftitute women and children ast to survey the district comprehending Here- conftantly employed and protected in te fordihire, Radnorshire, and Breconshire; and house ; amongst these are two girls, perfectly under its auspices, be publithed the Reports deaf and dumb. As this is entirely a fcfor those counties; a labour in which he dis- male inftitution, it has long been the with played both zeal and ingenuity, by collecting of the managers to intereft lume respectable fogether a body of useful information. He ladies to alist in the charge of is; and they has fince published An Inquiry into the Na. are now happy to state to the public, that ture and Value of Leasehold Property : con- they have been successful. A number of taining a variety of calculations eminently ladies, every way qualified for lo important a useful both to lund-holders and agents, and trust, have kindly consented to take ctrarge rendered familiar to every capacity. That of the internal arrangements, until relieved divifion of the Principality wherein he has by fucceflors equally willing, and egnally been actively employed for upwards of twenty qualified to promote the objects of the undeza years, is much indebted to him for many taking, by paying the strictelt attention to Heps in the progress to its present state of im- the good order and economy of the whole. provement: he planned, and fuperintended The very destitute fituation of a pak number the formation of some excellent roads, thro' of the wives and widows of luidiers, wirb.fae parts which were before almoft inacceflible to milies, calls loudly for protection, and it is travellers; and, by his exertions, the value a duty we owe the brave men who are fight. of church, as well as landed property, has ing, or who have fallen for us, that they there been increased in a high degree. The thould be proteclert. The House ai Industry poolness of his heart, the benevolence of his will afforri them an afylum, where, by their character, and the fincerity of his friendship, own honeit exertions, they may earn tireis tivetted the attachment of all his acquaint- bread, and see their female children inftrud. ance, and will secure to his memory their ed in such a manner is to earn theirs with refpe& and veneration; whilft the eminence comfort and credit. It is also intended, if of his profesional talents, and the irreproach. the funds will adınit, to begin a branch for able integrity which marked his whole con- the instruction of lusvants, by taking chuye doct, will sender the loss of his services a of a certain number of girls, and teaching subject of regret to the community at large. them all the necesary duties. As the mas

At Langynwyd, in Glamorganshire, Eliza- nagers are fully fenfible of the benefits which beth Thonius, aged 102, a poor woman who muit accrue to the public from such an intihad feen four generations, or her great tution, they boldly come forward to sjaim is great grand children, and lived in the reign protection, and they request particularly, of font, sovereigns in this kingdom. She that the ladies in general will be pleased 19 could fee, work, and walk a confiderable visit the House of Industry is Tiviot rok, distance, till within a fhort time of her and endeavour, by their countemance and pro

tection, to encourage female industry , and NORTH BRITAIN. !

by their advice and instruction, to cultivote The Edinlurgh House of Industry was eatly habits of religios and virtue, in order openeil in January 1601, for the reception that the opportunity of being thus extensively of fach poor and destitute women as were useful may be laid open to all. willing to work, but unable to procure em- Married | At Edinburgh, Mr. John Murployment. The female children of the poor ray, bookfeller, of London, to Mil Anne were also to be admitted, und taught lace Elliott, only daughter of the late Charles E. wurking, us the most profitable branch in esq. bookseller. which they could be employed. Both these Died.). A Lattwade, Mr. William Simpobjedts have been carried into effe& with fun, paper-maker. He served under Lund great fuecefs. From the period above-men- Cornwallis, as an officer of artillery, during frond, every woman entitled to the charity the American war. Upon his return to of the city or fubords, in want of work, and country, he married the daughter of inente in lillefiad úrcumstances, has, upun proper" nent paper manufacturer, which excited his pplication, been admitted to the houle attention to chat business, and he becaine dlok KLX Mac, No. 155.


de centrely

tensively concerned in it. He was the forft patriot; and in public and private charity his who introduced into that manufacture the liberality was at once exemplary and unoftenimproved method of Bleaching by means of tatious. Many are the children of sorrow Muriatic Acid ; and he generously communi. who bless his bounteous hand and fympacated the result of his lung, important, and thifing heart, whose-relieved distresses are expenfive experiments to the trade at large, known only to themselves. In the interwhich they acknowledged by making him a course of private society, and in the bosom of present of a handsome piece of plate. - In pri- his family, the qualities of Sir William Forbes vate life he acquired and retained the attach- were not less amiable, than those of his pubment and regard of a numerous circle of lic situation were honorable and useful. In friends, who sincerely regret his death. his youth he had devoted much of his tinie

At Fochabers, Mr. William Kellman, to the study of elegant literature; and, during 102. He was a millwright and carpen- the course of his long life, he never loit fight ter, and continued to work at his trade of those liberal pursuits which early affociation till within three weeks of his death.

had endleared to him, and whicb, while they At Dunfermline, Robert Scotland, esq. relieved the preffure of his more serious avoof Middlebank.

cations, lent a distinguished grace to his chaAt Port Patrick, Adam Gordon, esq. col. racter. He funited, in a degree which has le&tor of the customs.

feldom been attained, that acuteness and disAt Linlithgow, James Taylor, esq. Sherif crimination which are conferred by a know substitute of that county.

ledge of mankind, with the information of At Glasgow, John Robertson, esq. mere the scholar, and the courtly elegance of the chant.

gentleman; but in him the fascination of At Shirgarton-house,, Perthshire, John manner arose from the genuine feelings of Harvic, ela

his heart: he was polite and condescending. At Paisley, Mrs. Agnes Finlay, wife of because he was humane and benevolent; he James Howe, efq. of Grange, near Kilmar- was open and gracious, because he was cannock.

did and fincere. Sir William Forbes was At Burntilland, Miss Charters, daughter one of the earlieit members of the celebrated of the late Samuel C. efq.

Literary Club, which boasted amongst its At Dumfries, Lieutenant Richardson, of other illustrious associates, the names of Johnthe Westinoriand militia.

son, Reynolds, Garrick, and Burke. He lur. At Whitecroft, in the county of Dum. vived many of these eminent men, and, we fries, Robert Henderson, efq. of Cleugh. believe, has left few of the original members head, 83

behind him. The literary leisure of his late At his feat near Edinburgh, Sir William ter days was devoted to the fulfilment of a Forbes, bart. In this gentleman, who has task for which he was peculiarly fitted; we thus closed a long and honorable life, society allude to his account of the life and writings has to be wail a loss which will not be foon of his friend Dr. Beattie. or easily supplied. Sir Wm. F. was one of Ac Edinburgh, Archibald M'Phune, efy. the diftinguithed few whom Providence seems of Driep, captain in the Argylfhire militia. to have destined to purposes,pf the highest -The Rev. James Moyse, many years are dignity and usefulness, by combining, with a of the ministers of Cowgate chapel

. - The ftation of great influence in society, the best Hon. Richard Somerville Harrilton, second attributes of the understanding, and the no- fon of Lord Viscount Boyne, and a lieutenant bleft qualities of the heart. Burn to the in- in the royal navy -Mrs. Elliot, wife of Mr. heritance of an ample fortune, he early de Cornelius E. bookseller.-General John voted himself to the improvement of the Fletcher Campbell, of Salton-William commercial interests of his country, and was Law, of Elvingston, esq. Sheriff deputy of the founder, in conjunction with the late Sir the county of Haddington, 91 - tfter being James Hunter Blair, of the well known bank- delivered of a son, the lady of Sir James ing establishment, which now bears their mu- Nasmyth, of Pollo. -Sir William Ranılay, tual name. In this fituation, the views of of Banft, bart. Sir William Forbes were never directed to Mr. sobn Bell, bookseller, a gentleman the confiderations of personal advantage, un- who, for the period of half a century, connected with the welfare of the commu- ranked among the firtt of his profeßion, nity. His liberality and indulgence were u!- and, during many years of that periud, was bounded in the numerous cases of mercantile the father of the trade. Mr. Bell's contransactions which came under his view, of duct and character, throughout the course which his luminous and expanfive mind had of his long life, were distinguilted by intefirst ascertained that the objects were judiciuus grity, liberality, and independence. He was and honeft ; and many who now enjoy the a man of liberal education, was well acquaintcomforts of independence, we doubt not are ed with modern literature, and lived in habita onscious, that they miglit yet have lingered of intimacy with most of the essinent literary is the Itruggle of life, but for the confiding characters of the last century. His talents, liberality of Sir William Forbes. The fup- however, were of that kind which wther

port and encouragement of all public concerns thunned than courted notice; they were Engaged much of the attention oncluis geaving chiefly exhibited in the line of Iris prufcifiora


« PreviousContinue »