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-Tycho Brahe. (Aug. generally, doubtless being found to shootiug a game-cock, giving for co-operale, whereby to arrest the his authority the Anti- jacobin Reoverwhelming tide of pauperism and view, I take the liberty to inform disquietude, and restore to our Couvyou, that it is a metaphorical saying, try its welfare, security and prospe- and that no Law exists in England, rity. The following is extracted from awarding death to such a crime, but an account given by Mr. B. Overseer that he, travelling in disguise (as at Birmingham: “That he was an was his custom), went shooting with Overseer of the Poor in the years some other people, and having shot 1817 and 1818; that there were 800 nothing, he discharged his fowlingadult poor in the Work-house, for piece at a cock belonging to the whom there was no employment; landlord of the ion, where he resided. that about thirty acres of land be- A person who was near gently relonged to the Town; that these were buked him for it, and he replied, that let to different tenants; but that four if he would stop till he could re-load acres were obtained, on which they his fowling-piece, he would shoot planted Cabbages and Potatoes, and him also. To consequence of which obtained a sufficient supply for 600 he was taken up for a misdemeanour, persons in the House from July to and writing a letter to his brother, September. In March 1818, he took then in Suffolk, it was refused by seven and a balf acres more, and cul- him to pay the postage, when a pertivated two acres in flax. The soil son by chance knew the writing to was hard and sterile, but being dug be Turpin's; the letter was accordby the spade, and the turf buried ingly opened, and it was discovered without mavure, it has a very pro- that the person in custody was Turmising appearance.” Mr. B. accedes pin; which circumstance being known, to the established sentiment, that the witnesses came against him, and be Culture of Land by hand labour is was condemned for various robberies, the only suitable employment for the and stealing two horses, and suffered Parochial Poor. Signed on behalf the punishinent inflicted by the law of the Provisional Commitlee,

at York. From which circumstances BENJAMIN Wills, Hon. Sec. it is evident, that the crime for which

Turpin suffered death was not shoot. Mr. URBAN,

Aug. 18. ing a Game-cock, but that that action IT T is hoped that those Owners and brought on his discovery.

Occupiers of Land, and Parishes, By inserting these few particulars, who, from a conviction of the utility you will greatly oblige your constant of the plan, are now in so many parts Reader,

W.E.F. engaged in furnisbing labouring Poor with small portions of Laod, will, by Mr. URBAN,

Aug. 14. their example, be the means hourly of НЕТ

THE learned Traveller, Dia Clarke, exciting others to the adoption of ibis has mistake in very important mode of ameliorating quoting Mr. Coxe's Travels as authe condition of the Poor, and re- thority for Tycho Brahe's being born ducing the Poor-rates. What is ef- in the island of Huen. fecting in Kent by Lords Abergavenny Mr. Coxe on the contrary asserts, and Le Despencer, as well as by Pa- that he was born at Knudstorp, dear rishes in that country, merits uni- Helsingfors, in Scania. As i have versal notice. There can scarcely never seen this place noticed in any exist a doubt, but that the Govera- Gazetteer, perhaps some of your ment will, ere long, co-operate in readers mag be able to inform me granting Land at no great distance whether Dr. Clarke should not rafrom London, on which a number of ther have corrected Mr. Coxe; or Metropolitan Poor may be employed. should this inquiry fall under the Yours, &c.

B. Wills.

eye of the learned Doctor, as he pos.

sesses Hermelin's splendid maps of Mr. URBAN, Kent, Aug. 20. Sweden, he can, with little trouble,

(AVING observed in your last inform nie the exact situation of one of your Correspondents states Helsingfors, or in the island of that one Turpin, a notorious bigh- Huen. wayman, was at last executed for

Yours, &c.

SCANIA.

Mr.

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1819.] Tunnel förmed for the Regent's Canul. 165 Mr. URBAN,

June 3. The Regent's Canal is to connect the THE Tunnel formed for the Re Grand Junction Canal with the Thames.

gent's Canal, under the hill at This important work had been for some Penton ville, in the parish of Isling-time suspended, but on the 12th of ton, having excited a considerable August 1817 (the Prince Regent's degree of public curiosity, I request Birth-day) the proceedings were reyou to insert in your useful Miscellany commenced, in consequence of a reà View of its Mouth, surmounted with solution of the Commissioners for the à Prospect of the celebrated Tea. issue of Exchequer Bills; to advance house, called Wbile Conduit House, the Canal Company, on loan, 200,0001. with the shattered remains of the old in addition to.100,0001. raised by the Conduit, to which it owes its name proprietors amongst themselves. (seen in the centre of the View). The After passing through the Regent's distant objects on the left, are Isling- Park, and there forming supplies for ton Church and Workhouse. · (See the ornamental lakes of water in the Plate 1.)

Park, it runs nearly in a straight diA Sketch of the Conduit in its per- rection across the Hampstead and fect state, with a short account, is Kentish-town roads to the tunnel, as given in your vol. LXXI. p. 1161; shewn in the view. From the Easand another view of it is to be found tern end of the tunnel the line passes in Mr. Nelson's “ History of Isling. along pasturage-fields to the inn callton;" in which well-compiled pub. ed the Rosemary-branch; a little to lication is a good account of while the Westward of which, a branch will Conduit Tea-house. This house and be taken off, and carried across the gardens were celebrated half a cen. Cily-road (over which will be erected tury ago, as a place of great resort, , a handsome bridge); and the Canal not only for the lower orders of the then proceeds across the Kingsland and community (as at the present period), Agastone-roads to the Cambridgebut for decent tradesment and their heath-roads; and then to Mile-endfamilies, on a Sunday afternoon, to road, across the Commercial-road; and drink tea, &c.

finally terminates in the North bank of T'he humvurs' of the place in its' the Thames' at Limehouse, being alhappiest limes may be learnt from a , together a distance of 81 miles. Poem published in your Magazine for The estimated revenue of the Ca. May 1760, (vol. XXX. p. 242.) nal, when coinpleted, is 60,0001. per

some years ago, this house and annuni, and the expence of maintepremises were kept by Mr. Christo- nance and management (exclusive of pher Bartholomew, who was reduced prime cost) is estimated at 10,0001. from a state of affluence and respecta- per annum; leaving the annual suin bility to 'wretchedness and want by of 50,0001. for interest and dividends. gambling in the State Lotteries. His The whole line is now so nearly commelancholy fate is held out as a warp. plele, that it is expected to be opened ing to others,' in your Obituary for in a few inonths. March 1809, vol. LXXIX. p. 284.

Yours, &c.

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COMPENDIUM OF COUNTY HISTORY.

ABDITIONS TO DERBYSHIRE. (Continued from p, 15.)

EMINENT NATIVES. Abney, Sir Thomas, Lord Mayor, one of the founders of Bank of England, Willes.

ley, 1639. Ashe, John, dissenting divine, biographer of Bagshaw's “ Apostle of the Peak,"

Metcalf.
Ashton, Charles, master of Jesus College, Cambridge, scholar, Bradway, 1665.
Bancroft, Thomas, satiric and epigrammatic poet, Swarkston.
Billingsley, John, presbyterian divine, author on Pupery and Schism, Chesterfield.
Blount, Sir Walter, standard bearer to Henry IV. Barton Blount (slain at Shrews-

bury, 1403).
GENT. MAG. August, 1819.

Blount, Blount, Walter, Lord Mountjoy, K. G. High Treasurer to Edward IV. Barton

Blount.
Blythe, Geoffry, Bp. of Lichfield and Coventry, Norton (died 1534.)

John, Bishop of Salisbury, Norton (died 1500.)
Botbe, John, Bp. of Exeter, Sawley.

Lawrence, Abp. of York, Sawley.
Bourne, Samuel, dissenting divine and author, Derby 1647.
Butler, William, physician, 1726.
CAVENDISH, WILLIAM, Duke of Newcastle, loyal bero, author on horsemanship,

Bolsover, 1593.
Cockaine, Sir John, Chief Baron to Henry IV. Ashborne.

Sir Thomas, author on Hunting, Ashborne (died 1592.)
Crosbawe, Richard, benefactor, Derby (died 1625.)
Dethick, Sir Gilbert, Garter King at Arms to Edward VI. Derby.

Sir William, Garter King at Arms to Elizabeth, Derby.
Fitzherbert, Sir William, first bart. author on Revenue laws, Tissington.
Gell, Anthony, founder of school and almshouse, Wirksworth (died 1583.)

Sir John, Parliainentarian General, Wirksworth (died 1671.) Harrison, Ralph, dissenter, author of " Sacred Harmony," Chinley (died 1810.) Horne, William Andrew, murderer, hanged 1759, Butterley, 1685. Johnson, Christopher, physician, Kiddersley (ilor. 16 cent.) Johnson, Michael, bookseller, father of Dr. Samuel Johnson, Crebley, 1656. Kniveton, Saintloc, antiquary. Mundy, Francis Noel Clarke, poet of “ Needwood forest," Markeaton. Newton, William, carpenter, poet, Wardlow, 1755. Oldfield, Joshua, presbyterian divine, and author, Carsington, 1656. Outram, William, divine and scholar, author on sacrifices, 1625. Port, Sir John, founder of Repton school, Etwall. Robinson, Benjamin, presbyterian divine, author on the Trinity, Derby, 1666. Rodes, Francis, judge, Stavely, Woodthorpe (ilor. 1585.) Shirley, Sir Hugh, warrior, Shirley (slain at Shrewsbury.)

Sir Ralph, warrior at Agincourt, Shirley. Taylor, Martha, fasting damsel, Over Haddon (died 1684.) Vernon, Sir George, hospitable and munificent "King of the Peak," Haddon (died

1565.) Vernon, Sir Henry, Governor to Prince Arthur, Haddon (for. temp. H. VII.)

Sir Richard, Speaker to Parliament at Leicester in 1425, Haddon.

Sir Richard, the last person who held the high office of Constable of Eng. land for life, Haddon. Watson, Henry, first manufacturer of ornaments of Auor spar, Bakewell, 1714. Wilmot, Sir Edward, physician to George II. and III. first bart, Chaddesden, 1693. Sir John Eardley, Chief Justice of Common Pleas, Ormaston (died 1792.)

MISCELLANEOUS REMARKS. At Allen-bill, in Matlock parish, died Mr. Adam Wolley, 1657, aged 99 ; and his wife Grace, 1669, aged 110. They lived together in marriage 76 years.

To Ashborne Church, besides the beautiful monument, by Banks, for Pe. nelope, daughter of Sir Brooke Boothby 1791, are many memorials of the antient family of Cockayne, and the tomb of dean Langtoni, who was killed by his horse falling over a precipice at Dovedale, 1761. In this town resided and died in 1788, Dr. Johu Taylor, the friend of Dr. Johnson.

In Ashford Chapel is a tablet to the memory of Henry Watson, who first formed into ornaments the fluor spar of this counly, and died 1786.

lo Bakewell Church is a curious antient monument of Sir Godfrey Foljambe 1376, and Avena his wise 1383, with several memorials of the VerDons and Manners, and the tomb of Sir Thomas Windesley, mortally wounded at the battle of Shrewsbury, fighting for Henry IV.

Belper Unitarian Meeting house is under the ministry of D. P. Davies, one of the Historians of this County.

At Bolsover in 1633, Charles I. and his Queen, on their way to Scotland, were splendidly entertained by the brave and loyal William Cavendish, Earl (aftewards Marquis and Duke) of Newcastle, the expence of one dioner only being 40001. The poetry and speeches on the occasion were composed by

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