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THE EARL OF SEAFIELD.
tin sloop, Capt. Christopher C. Askew, Oct. 24. At Cullen House, co. Banff, May 22d, 1821; promoted to the comafter an illness of some weeks, in his 74th mand of the Hind 20, on the Mediteryear, the Right Hon. Lewis- Alexander
ranean station, April 25, 1823; advanced Grant Ogilvy, Earl of Seafield, Viscount to tbe rank of Captain Aug. 4, 1826; and of Reidbaven, and Lord Ogilvy of Desk- appointed to the Tweed 28, fitting out for ford and Cullen, in the peerage of Scot- the Cape of Good Hope station, May land, and a baronet of Nova Scotia. 18th, 1827.
He was born the 22d March, 1767, the In Oct. following Lord Henry touched eldest son of Sir James Grant, of Grant, at St. Jago ; and many days had not Bart. by Jean, only daughter of Mr. elapsed after his departure from that Alexander and Lady Anne Duff. He island before five of his midshipmen, succeeded to the title of Baronet on the their schoolmaster, and a servant, fell death of his father, Feb. 18, 1811; and victims to brain fever, supposed to have on the 5th Oct. following, on the death been produced by sleeping on shore; of bis grandınother's nephew, Jar among these unfortunate young gentlemen Ogilvy, Earl of Findlater, and fourth was a son of Capt. Geo. Aldham, R. N. Earl of Seafield, he inherited, in terms The Tweed returned home, Jan. 21st, of the entail, the lands and baronies, and 1831, and was paid off at Portsmouth on titles conferred by several patents of King the 9th of the ensuing month. His LordWilliam III. to the family of Ogilvy, the ship was last autumn appointed to the heirs male of the first Earl having then command of the Druid, the operations of failed.
wbich have produced a great sensation on Having died unmarried, he is succeeded the coast of China. Her crew is one of the in his titles and estates by his brother, the finest in the navy, consisting entirely of Hon. Col. Francis-William Grant (now picked men. Their captain has indulged Earl of Seafield), born 6th March, 1778, in the fancy of making them wear long and married the 20th May, 1811, Miss beards, depending in some cases to their Mary. Anne Dunn, only daughter of waists. John Charles Dunn, esq. by whom he His Lordship held an appointment in bas a family of six sons and the household of his Royal Highness the daughter ; his eldest surviving son, Mr. Duke of Sussex until bis sailing for InJohn Charles Grant, is now Viscount dia. He was Provincial Grand Master Reidhaven. The present Earl repre- of the Freemasons in the Oxfordshire dissented Elginshire and Nairnshire in eight trict, and has died a bachelor. The late parliaments, and only retired last session, Duke of Marlborough had six children, when he was succeeded by Mr. Cum- four sons and two daughters, all of whom ming Bruce. His Lordship is Lord are dead except the present Duke. The Lieutenant of Inverness-shire, and Co- late Duke died on the 5th of March last, lonel of the Inverness-sbire Militia. and Lord Chas. Churchill on the 29th of
the following month. LORD HENRY J. Churchill. June 2. At Macao, in China, of dy- ADMIRAL LORD MARK R. KERR. sentery, in his 43d year, Lord Henry Sept. 9. At bis residence in HenJohn Churchill, Post Captain R. N. rietta-street, Cavendish-square, in his commanding H. M. ship Druid ; only 64th year, Lord Mark Robert Kerr, a surviving brother to the Duke of Marlbo. Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy, uncle rough.
to the Marquess of Lothian, and father His Lordship was born on the 22nd of the Earl of Antrim. Sept. 1797, the fourth and youngest son He was born on the 12th Nov. 1776, of George fifth and late Duke of Marlbo. tbe third son of William-Jchn fifth Marrough, by Lady Susan Stewart, second quess of Lothian, K. T. a General in the daughter of John seventh Earl of Gal. army, and Colonel of the 11th dragoons, loway.
by Elizabeth, daughter of Chichester He served as midshipman on board the Fortescue, esq. M.P. for the county of Glasgow frigate, Capt. the Hon. Henry Louth, whose lady was the daughter of Duncan, C.B. in 1815. He was made a Richard first Lord Mornington, grandLieut. into the Amphion 38, bearing the father of his Grace the Duke of Wel. broad pendant of Commodore William lington. Bowles on the South American station, Lord Mark entered the naval service July 14th, 1818; appointed to the Mar- at an early age, and in 1792 was a Mid
shipman of the Lion, 64, in which ship · field, and has a daughter ; 11. the Hon. Lord Macartney proceeded on his em- Mark Kerr, Lieut. R.N.; 12. Fanny, bassy to China, and returned from thence who died an infant ; 13. Lady Fredericato England, Sept. 6, 1794, after an Augusta; 14. Lady Emily-Frances, absence of two years.
The Lion was at married in 1839 to Henry Richardson, that time commanded by the late Ad- esq. ; and J5. the Hon. Arthur-Schom. miral Sir Erasmus Gower, knt. Lord berg Kerr, born in 1820. Mark served as a Lieutenant on board the Sans Pareil, of 80 guns, and was ADM. SIR SIDNEY SMITH, G.C.B. present in the action off l'Orient, June May 26. At his residence, No. 9, 23, 1795, when three French line.of. Rue d'Aguesseau, Paris, aged 76, Sir battle ships fell into the hands of the William Sidney Smith, G.C.B. Admiral British. He afterwards commanded the of the Red, and Lieutenant-General of Fortune sloop of war, mounting 12 guns, the Royal Marines; K.S. and K.F.M. on the Mediterranean station, under the This chiyalric and far celebrated cha. orders of Sir John Jervis, by whom he racter of the last age was the third and was promoted, Feb. 18, 1797, to be youngest son of Capt. John Spencer Captain of the San Ysidro, 74, one of Smith, of Midgham, Sussex, who served the prizes taken four days before in the during the seven years' war, and at the memorable battle off Cape St. Vincent. battle of Minden was aide-de camp to His Lordship’s subsequent appointments Lord George Sackville, and was after. were March 7, 1797, tbe day on which he wards Gentleman Usher to Queen Charwas confirmed in his post rank, to the lotte. His mother was Mary, daughter Danäe; Oct. 17th following, to the Cor- of Pinkney Wilkinson, esq. an opulent morant, of 20 guns; and on the renewal merchant, but who, being displeased with of hostilities in 1803, to the Fisgard Mrs. Smith's marriage, left the bulk of Frigate. The Cormorant formed part his fortune to bis other daughter, Lady of the squadron under Commodore Duck. Camelford. Sir Sidney was born in worth, at the reduction of Minorca, in Park-lane, Westminster, and educated Nov. 1798; and on the 19th of March in partly under Dr. Knox at Tunbridge the following year, captured the Spanish school, and partly by the Rev. N. Morbrig of war, El Vincelo, of 26 guns and gan at Bath. He soon manifested a great 144 men. In the Fisgard, Lord Mark taste for the sea-service, and was sent, cruised with considerable activity and before he was twelve years of age, as a success on the coasts of Spain and Por- midshipman on board the Sandwich, under tugal. He was advanced to the rank of Lord Rodney. At the age of sixteen be Rear-Admiral, July 19, 1821 ; and to was made a Lieutenant, into the Alcide that of Vice-Admiral in 1837.
74; and at nineteen a Post-Captain. As He married, July 18, 1799, Lady at the latter period the American war was Cbarlotte Kerr, who in 1834 succeeded just brought to a close, be had no opporher sister as Countess of Antrim; and died tunity of acting in the navy of bis own on the 26th Oct. 1835, having had issue country ; but war breaking out unexpectthe numerous family of fifteen children, of edly between Russia and Sweden, Capt. whom six daughters and three sons sur- Smith applied for leave to serve in the yive. Their names are as follow : ).
navy of the latter power. Lady Letitia Louisa Kerr, who is unmar- sent at the engagement between the Duke ried; 2. Sidney-Augusta, died an infant; of Sudermania and the Prince of Nassau, 3. William, died in 1819; 4. Mark, died and was, for his conduct and bravery in an infant; 5. Lady Georgiana-Anne- that action, honoured with the order of Emily, married in 1825 to the Hon. and the Sword, and of which his own soveRev. Frederic Bertie, youngest brother reign approved his acceptance. From of the Earl of Abingdon, and has a nume- that time he was called Sir Sidney Smith. rous family; 6. Lady Caroline-Mary, A peace between Sweden and Russia married in 1826 to the Rev. Horace- again threw him out of active life, and he Robert Pechell, Chancellor of Brecon ; travelled into the South of Europe. Hear7. Schomberg, who died an infant; 8. ing that Lord Hood had got possession Charles-Fortescue Viscount Dunlace, of Toulon, he hastened thither, and ofwho died in 1834, aged 24; 9. Ladyfered his services. Soon after his arrival Charlotte- abeth, married in 1835 to it was determined to evacuate the city; George Osborn, esq. eldest son of Sir and the destruction of the ships-of-war, John Osborn, Bart. ; 10. the Right which could not be carried off, was enHon. Hugh- Seymour now Earl of An- trusted to Sir Sidney. He succeeded in trim, who married in 1836 Laura-Ce. firing ten ships of the line, the arsenal, cilia, fifth daughter of the Hon. Thomas and mast-house ; but much of these were Parker, avd niece to tbe Earl of Maccles. saved by the exertions of the French.
He was preenemy out.
On his return he was appointed to the lingwood gave him the command of a command of the Diamond, a fine frigate, small squadron intended to harass the and had a small flotilla under his com. French in the kingdom of Naples, which mand, with which he did very considerable they had recently conquered. With this mischief to the enemy. In a gallant at. force he compelled the island of Capri to tempt to cut out a ship at Havre-de. surrender, and severely annoyed the Grace, he was taken prisoner to Toulon, enemy. In 1807, when it was supposed and, on pretence of his having violated that the Prince Regent of Portugal would the law of nations, in landing assassins in be compelled to act hostilely against France, he was detained a prisoner. After Great Britain, Sir Sidney was employed two years' confinement, he escaped, by to blockade the Tagus; but, on the prince means of a French officer, named Phil. resolving to remove, with the court, to lippeaux, who accompanied him to Eng. the Brazils, the British Admiral disland, and then to the East. In 1798 he patched four sail of the line to accomsailed in the Tigre, of 80 guns, for the pany the Portuguese fleet. Sir Sidney Mediterranean; he arrived at Constan. Smith was promoted to the rank of Vice tinople, and_then sailed with a small Admiral on the 31st July, 1810; but did squadron to Egypt. Buonaparte having not hoist his flag until the summer of marched to Syria, Sir Sidney repaired to 1812, when he was appointed second in Acre, and by his astonishing exertions he command in the Mediterranean ; propreserved the place, though not without ceeded to his station in the Tremendous an enormous loss of life. Buonaparte 74, and on arriving off Toulon, shifted his having quitted Egypt, Sir Sidney nego. flag to the Hibernia, a first-rate, where it ciated with General Kleber for the eva. remained until the close of the war. This cuation of the country, and by a treaty, service had little in it that was agreeable signed at Al Arisch, that desirable event to so ardent and zealous an officer, In was agreed to; but Sir Sidney's superiors 1814 he endeavoured to procure, from the would not ratify the treaty, and it cost Congress of Vienna, the abolition of the our army thousands of men to drive the
slave trade, and a conjoint attack of the In this Sir Sidney assisted. sovereigns upon the piratical states of In the battle which proved fatal to Aber- Barbary. His laudable exertions, howcromby, he received a wound; and soon ever, were fruitless. He then formed at afterwards, on account of the jealousy Paris an association called the Anti-Piramanifested towards him by the Turks, he tic, but it does not seem to have led to returned to England. At the latter end any beneficial result. When the Prince of the year, he received a valuable sword, Regent increased the number of the order with the freedom of the city, from the of the Bath, Sir Sidney was appointed corporation of London ; and at the gene. one of the Knights Commanders, and ral election, in 1802, he was returned to he had the honour of being invested with Parliament as one of the representatives the insignia of the order, by the hands of the city of Rochester. During the of the Duke of Wellington, at the Palace short time be sat in parliament, he spoke Elysée Bourbon, on the 29th Dec. 1815. on various occasions.
He also received for his services a pension As soon as the French war broke out, of 1,0001. a year. He attained the rank he offered his services, and was appointed of Admiral in 1821, and was appointed to the Antelope, of fifty guns, with the Lieut.- General of Marines on the 28th command of a flying-squadron ; and, in June, 1830, succeeding therein his late 1804, was made a Colonel of Marines. Majesty, William the Fourth. He mar. His squadron was engaged in protecting ried, on the Ilth Oct. 1809, the widow the British Channel coast, and intercept- of Sir George Rumbold, formerly British ing the French flotillas in their passage consul at Hamburgh. from one port to another; and in the per- An interesting work, entitled, “ Meformance of this duty he displayed his moirs of Admiral Sir Sidney Smith, accustomed activity. The nature of this K.C.B. &c.” by E. Howard, esq. the service led him to meditate on the con- author of " Rattlin the Reefer," was pubstruction of ships capable of acting in lished in 1839 in two volumes octavo. shallow water, and the result was his in- It contains two portraits of him, one from vention of a vessel which was said to be a picture by J. Opie, R. A. and the other admirably calculated for that purpose. In from a picture by Sir R. Ker Porter (both 1805 he was raised to the rank of Rear- engraved by W. Greatbatch). We exAdmiral of the Blue, and in the follow- tract from the same source the following ing year he boisted his flag on board the judicious remarks upon his character :Pompey, of 80 guns, in which he pro- “ In his person, though he has not receeded to the Mediterranean. When Sir vived the age of chivalry, he has shown Sidney reached that station, Lord Col- what is the real splendour of the chivalric
character. All his public actions seem in rewarding merit, which has been sub. to have been less the offspring of mere sequently evinced, was not displayed at military calculation, and naval science, that period ; and, notwithstanding the than of the intuition of the most romantic expectations raised by the recommendacourage and the highest moral feeling, tions of Lord Howe, he was not advanced always controlled by prudence and intre. to the rank of Post-Captain till June 24, pidity, that no danger, however sudden,
in the following year. could surprise, and no difficulty, however During the remainder of the war, menacing, vanquish. He was not only he commanded in succession the Pegasus constitutionally active, but restless, and Maidstone frigates ; the former emthough sufficiently cautious and deliberate ployed in the North Sea, the latter prinin working out the promptings of his en. cipally on the Jamaica station. In the terprising nature. In all relations of life, Pegasus, carrying 28 long nine-pounders, he was always esteemed just, charitable, and 120 men, he fell in with two Dutch and more than safely generous. He was brigs of war, the Echo and De Gier, of not deficient in a certain conversational 20 Dutch 12's, and 140 men each ; and species of eloquence, and displayed much after an arduous chase, during which his facility in composition. As a friend, or as ship struck on East Friezeland, drove an enemy, these were few who could them both on shore to the eastward of excel him."
the Texel, Previously to his leaving
the Maidstone, Captain Donnelly was ADM. SIR Ross DONNELLY, K.C.B. voted a handsome piece of plate by the Sept. 30. Ata
very advanced age, Sir Ross merchants concerned in the Oporto trade, Donnelly, K.C.B. Admiral of the Blue. for his zealous exertions in protecting a
This officer was a son of Dr. Donnelly, large homeward-bound fleet, and bringing and entered the naval service early in the it in safety to England, at a time when American war. He served under Vice- the enemy's privateers were very nume. Admiral Arbuthnot; and was employed 'rous, both in the Bay of Biscay and the in a battery during the siege of Charles, Channel. This token of their gratitude, town in 1780. Some time after the cap- however, he refused to receive, on the ture of that place, he had the misfor- ground that he had had no opportunity of tune, -when in charge of a prize, to be fighting in defence of their property, and taken prisoner by the enemy, who inhu- did not feel inclined to accept an honorary manly turned him adrift, with his crew, reward for the bare performance of his in an open boat, without sails or provi- duty. The fleet consisted of one hunsions, and in that helpless condition left dred and twenty sail, on board of which him to find his way to Trepassy, where the British factory at Oporto, apprehenhe arrived in a state of exhaustion, after sive of Portugal being invaded by the a laborious pull of two days and a night. French, had shipped no less than 32,000 In the following year he was promoted pipes of port wine, the largest quantity by Rear-Adm. Edwards to the rank of ever imported at one time into England. Lieutenant, in the Morning Star, of 16 Towards the latter end of 1801, he was guns,
on the Newfoundland station; removed into the Narcissus of 32 guns, from which vessel he removed into the and ordered to carry out the Algerine Cygnet sloop of war, as First Lieutenant. ambassador and his suite, with a great His next appointment was to the Media- number of valuable presents for the Dey tor 44, commanded by Capt. Luttrell, of Algiers, by whom he was presented with whom he continued, till that ship with a handsome sabre. From Algiers was put out of commission, at the end of be proceeded to Malta, and thence to the the war, in 1783.
Archipelago, where he made an astronoMr. Donnelly next served as Mate of mical survey of all the principal islands. an East Indiaman, from 1785 till the He next served with a broad pendant commencement of the war with France at Alexandria ; and was engaged there in in 1793, when he was appointed First making preparations for the embarkation Lieutenant of the Montagu, a 74 gun of the British troops, &c. &c. at the time ship, commanded by the gallant Capt. when Colonel Sebastiani arrived from James Montagu, who fell in the glorious Toulon to make a political and military battle of June 1, 1794, on which memo- survey of Egypt; the report of which, rable day Mr. Donnelly particularly dis- when published in the Moniteur, by order tinguished himself, and was mentioned in of the First Consul, produced those angry Lord Howe's public letter. The late discussions between Great Britain and Adm, George Montagu presented to him France, which terminated in the renewal the sword which had belonged to his bro
After the evacuation of Alexan. ther ; but unfortunately for the subject dria, Captain Donnelly escorted Gen. of this memoir, the same public liberality Stuart's army, and a number of French
soldiers, &c. who had been taken prison. the Cape, Capt. Donnelly proceeded with ers during the late campaigns in that Sir Home Popham and Major-Gen. quarter, to Malta.
About the same Beresford, to the Rio de la Plata, from period he conveyed the late King of Sar- whence he returned to England with dinia from Cagliari to Naples.
those officers' despatches relative to the The Narcissus happening to be at capture of Buenos Ayres, and bearing Genoa, when intelligence arrived of the specie to the amount of 1,086,208 dollars, British Minister having left Paris, Capt. found in the treasury of that place. Donnelly, eagerly seizing the opportunity Immediately on his arrival in England, that presented itself of evincing his zeal Capt. Donnelly was appointed to the for the public service, issued orders for the Ardent, of 64 guns, and ordered to escort vessels belonging to English merchants a reinforcement of troops commanded by immediately to depart, and in several Sir Sam. Achmuty, to la Plata. During instances he compelled their command- the investment of Monte Video, which ers to get under weigh, and quit the har. was carried by storm on the 3rd of bour, contrary to their inclinations, there- Feb. 1807, Capt. Donnelly commanded by saving a large sum to the underwriters. the brigade of seamen and marines landed He then proceeded to Leghorn, adopting from the squadron to co-operate with the similar measures; and, by his prompt army ; and shortly after, he had the and spirited conduct, prevented property honour of receiving the thanks of both to an immense amount from falling into Houses of Parliament. the hands of the enemy.
In 1808 Capt. Donnelly was appointed On the 8th July, 1803, Capt. Don. to the Invincible of 74 guns; and to. nelly, being off Sardinia, fell in with, and, wards the close of the same year, we find after a pursuit of twenty-two honrs, cap- him serving off Cadiz under Rear-Adm. tured l’Alcion, a French corvette, of 16 Purvis, by whom he was deputed, with guns and 96 men, returning from Alex- 200 men, to fit out the Spanish fleet at andria. He was subsequently entrusted the Caraccas ; which service, notwithby Lord Nelson with the command of a standing the sad disorder in which he squadron of frigates employed in watch- found the ships, and the reluctance with ing the port of Toulon : and so high an which the Spaniards consented to such a opinion did that immortal hero entertain measure, he performed, by means of very of his abilities, both as an officer and a extraordinary exertions, in the short seaman, that he placed his own relative, space of eight days, and thus saved them the present Capt. W. B. Suckling, and from falling into the hands of the French. several other young gentlemen in whose From the Cadiz station he proceeded to welfare he felt an interest, under his the Mediterranean, and joined Lord immediate care. Among the gentlemen Collingwood off Toulon, at the com. on the quarter-deck of the Narcissus at mencement of 1810, but was soon after that period, were the sons of Lord Dun. compelled, in consequence of a cataract, can, Sir Hyde Parker, Adm. Holloway, to resign the command of the Invincible, and Sir Thos. Troubridge. In writing a circumstance rendered the more morti. to the latter distinguished officer, March fying, as he had with infinite pains suc.. 17, 1804, Lord Nelson says,
ceeded in establishing a perfect system of cannot be anywhere so well placed as discipline among his young ship’s comwith Donnelly.”
pany. The disease of his eyes continued In July 1804, Capt. Donnelly sent the for about two years, and prevented him boats of his squadron to destroy about a from going afloat during that period. dozen of the enemy's settees lying at la Immediately on his recovery, he applied Vandour, in Hiéres bay, which service for employment, and had the gratification was gallantly executed under a tremen- of receiving an appointment, by return of dous fire of guns and musketry. He post, to the Devonshire, a new 74; which afterwards accompanied the expedition ship he fitted out with her marines, but sent against the Cape of Good Hope, never went to sea in, peace taking place under the orders of Sir Home Popham before she could be manned. He was and Sir David Baird. During the pas- advanced to the rank of Rear. Admiral, sage, the Narcissus was detached to pro. June 4, 1814; to that of Vice-Admiral, cure intelligence; and, proceeding on 1825; and to that of Admiral, in 1838. that service, captured a French privateer Capt. Donnelly lost a son, who, the of 12 guns and 70 men ; retook a large time of his demise, commanded the English Guineaman, mounting 22 guns, Najib regiment of native cavalry in the and drove on shore a ship of 32 twenty- East Indies. His eldest daughter was four pounders and 250 men, having on married to George-John, the late Lord board the ordnance of a French frigate, Audley, 18 April, 1816, and is mother which had recently been wrecked in of the present Lord. Table Bay. After the subjugation of
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