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776 Obituary of confiderable Persons; with Biographical Anerdotes. [Aug.
Mr. M. was born in the parish of St. George Hanover-fquare, on the 8th of January, 1736; was educated at Eton, and entered at St. John's College, Cambridge, being intended for the Church. He died at Rome, after a lingering illness, early in the morning of the 15th of March, and was buried in the evening of the 16th, in the ground adjacent to the pyramidal fepulchre of Caius Ceftius, within the city-wall, the place affigned for the interment of Proteftants; twenty-four English gentlemen accompanying the body, inclofed in a coffin covered with black cloth, and holding lighted torches, while the funeral ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Wade, an English clergyman, then at Rome. He has left a confiderable legacy to Signor Antonio Cortefe, fecretary to the Neapolitan embaffy at Rome, with whom he had lived in continual friendship for more than 15 years.
June... Mr. Thomas Feild, horse-dealer, and master of the White Horse livery-ftables in Gray's-inn-lane.
10. At the free-fchool in Primrose street, Bishopfgate-street, after a painful illness, Mrs. Sarah Ellis, wife of Mr. John E. in her 47th year, having been married near 28 years. To her nearest relations, her natural chearfulness and easy mind, her great fidelity and tender affection, endeared her. She was an affectionate parent, and a difcreet inftructor to young and tender minds. Her converfation gave a fweetnefs to the pleafures of life. Strictly honest and fincere. the was courteous and civil to all, and took pleasure in ferving every one to the best of her ability. 13. At South Carolina, Mr. Wm. Saunders, merchant, of Bristol.
July 1. At his feat at Balenegare, co. Rofcommon, Ireland, in his 82d year, Charles O'Connor, efq He was a member of the Royal Irish Academy, a respected antiquary, and author of many different works. Lineally defcended from the laft unfortunate native prince who ruled that ifland; poffeffed of all thofe amiable and engaging qualities which could fecure friends, and of abilities which must command pre-eminence, he was debarred of every benefit which fuch quali ties and circumstances could procure, by being a Roman Catholick. His heart was fill better than his head. His integrity, through the courfe of a long life, was unimpeached; and his charities equalled his income. He poffeffed but a small ettate, the vaft poffef fions of his family being loft by fucceffive forfeitures to the Crown, in the two laft centuries, in confequence of what was then called Rebellion, but which, in the prefent age, would be deemed by all, Refiftance to Oppreffion. A short time before his death, it is faid he engaged many of his relations and friends to emigrate to the United States of North America, to feek for freedom and independence in the forefts of that continent, rather than obtain either in their native country by means difhonourable, or by a de
fertion of their religious principles. He looked on Religion, let the mode be what it might, as the only means which could fecure the human heart from corruption; and that the worft poffible system of Legislation was that which could inflict penalties on the retention, or annex rewards to the defertion, of this principle. If he had a weakness, it was a fingularity of opinion, that the English nation do not poffefs the virtues generally attributed to them as peculiarly characteristic, viz. generous courage, and love of univerfal liberty. He denied them the former, for they were cruel after conqueft; and the latter, for he afferted they would enflave where they could command. To many individuals, however, of this nation he was as partial as he was the contrary to the aggregate (but, alas! what nation can, in the aggregate, equal its individuals with many he cultivated a very warm friendship; and the teftimonies Lord Lyttelton and others bore to his merits and his value must be highly flattering to his pofterity, in whatever climate or country they may fix their abode; and should they endeavour to imitate them, they will be highly ufeful. He published "An Account of the Nature and Conditions of a Charter to be granted for the working and manufacturing Mines and Minerals in Ireland; together with fome general Heads relating to the Advantages that must neceffarily result from that laudable Establishment. In a Letter to the Right Hon. Thomas Lord Southwell. London, 1754- ""Differtations on the Hiftory of Ireland, Dublin, 1766," 8vo. In the "Collectanea Hibernica," vol. III. are his "Reflections on the Hiftory of Ireland." Campbell (Hiftorical Sketch of the Government of Ireland, in Mr. Gough's "Camden," III. 42*), calls him the "fond advocate for the Pagan antiquities of Ireland."
3. At the baths of Selters, aged 75, Baron Vonder Horft, one of the oldest ministers of ftate in the Pruffian government.
5. At Roche en Chouart, In France, M. Alphonfe de Bourbon, who had both, written and practifed fuccessfully on opticks. He was defcended from John de Bourbon, grand butler of France, one of the four great officers in the household of the antient French kings, and who figned all the royal patents.
6. At Lufwick, co. Northampton, in his 63d year, Mr. William Bafs; who, in the younger part of his life, was brought-up in the feafaring line; afterwards was many years fervant to Mr. Squire, a merchant of eminence at Thrapfton, which place he filled with great punctuality, but a few years before his death retired from all business.
7. At Valencia, aged 111 years, 2 months, and 8 days, Pafchal Seria.
11. At Rome, of a violent coliek, aged 61 years and eight months, Cardinal Gregory, of the creation of 1735.
12. Mahomet Bath, Dey of Algiers. In half an hour after his death, his fucceffor,
Haffan Bafha, was proclaimed Dey, without any tumult.
15. At Hamburgh, aged 60, M. Baugier, the Dutch fecretary of legation there.
18. Aged 22, Mils Howman, daughter of Rev. Mr. H. of Giffing, near Difs, Norfolk. 19. At Stapenhill, of a confumption, in her cth year, Mifs Sophia Lloyd, youngest daughter of the Rev. Owen L.
21. At Manuden, Effex, in her 81ft year, Mrs. Sarah Westwood.
22. At Batchelor's-lodge, co. Meath, Ireland, Hamilton Wade, efq. formerly a major in the army.
23. Aged 69, Mrs. Hardwick, of Market Deeping, co. Lincoln. She has left children and grand-children.
At Copenhagen, aged 29, Capt. Weft, lately appointed fecretary of legation to the Court of Drefden.
24. At Chatham, after a long illness, Mr. Wm. Blenkinfop, sen. upholder, &c. there.
At Hull, Mr. John Jackfon, joiner and cabinet-maker, fon-in-law of the Rev. James Godmond, of Armin.
25. At his houfe in Rutland-fquare, Dublin, in his 79th year, Rev. R. Hancock, dean of Achonry.
26. At Hayes, co. Middlefex, Thomas Hawes, esq.
27. At his houfe on Stepney-causeway, in his 77th year, Mr. Jn. Matthews, plumber.
At his houfe in Park-lane, aged 64, Edw. Morant, efq. On his return from Ifleworth, on Saturday evening, the 16th instant, paffing through Kenfington, his young horfes took fright at Kenfington - gore. Mr. M. was thrown out, and carried home in a state of ftupor and infenfibility. The wounds, principally on his face, were deemed of no danger, and he returned cards of thanks to his enquiring fiends on the Friday following:but on the 23d it was found, too late, that his medical friends had been mistaken in their opinion of Lis diforder. His only fon, Edw. M. efq. of Pylewell, near Lymington, was elected M. P. for Hindon, in Wilts, in the parliament of 1761, and married Mils Goddard, April 22, 1762. (See vol. XXXII. p. 194.). The late Mr. Morant was proprietor of many eftates in the island of Jamaica, which have been long in the family, and from whence various parts of that island take the family-name; fuch as Morant River, Point, and Bay.
28. At Giliton, Herts, Rev. Wm. Gibfon, rector of St. Magnus, London-bridge, of Gilston, and of Wickham-Bishop's, Ellex, 1779. At Linton, near Rofs, in Scotland, Rev. Dr. Bofwell, minifter of that parish.
At Antrim-houfe, in Merrion-fquare, Dublin, the Moft Noble Randall-William M'Donnell, Marquis, Earl, and Baron Antrim, Vifcount Dunluce, one of his Majefty's moft honourable privy council, governor of the county of Antrim, knight of the Bath, a baronet, and grand master of Antient Mafons GINT. MAG. Auguft, 1791.
in England. He was born Nov. 4, 1749; fucceeded his father, Oct. 13, 1775; married, July 3, 1774, Letitia Trevor, daughter of Harvey Lord Viscount Mountmorres, relist of the Hon. Arthur Trevor, fon of Arthur Lord Viscount Dungannon: by whom he has left iffue Anne-Catherine and LetitiaMary, both born Aug. 11, 1778, on whom the earldom and vifcounty are entailed by patent, May 2, 1785. His Lordihip was created a Marquis in August 1789.
At Shraule, near Carlow, in the Queen's county, Ireland, Rob. Hartpole, efq. brotherin-law to the Earl of Aldborough.
At his caftle of Hardenbroeck, aged 70, Baron de Hardenbroeck, first lieutenant-general of infantry in the fervice of Holland, and governor of Bergen-op-Zoom, and the forts belonging thereto.
29. At his houfe in Thurles, in his 49th year, the Most Rev. Dr. James Butler, titular Archbishop of Cahel; to which fee he was promoted in 1774-The name of Butler has always been eminently diftinguished in the annals of Irish hiftory; and it was accompa nied with refpectable merit in this good man, whom his family, diocefe, and very numerous friends now justly lament.
At Thompson's hotel, Exeter, Robert Harvey, efq. late of the island of Grenada.— He poffeffed eftates in the West Indies to the amount of 80ool. a-year, which he has bequeathod to his nephew. To his other rela tions in Scotland he has left ample legacies. At Breda, aged 68, Rear-admiral Quirya Dabenis, of the Dutch navy.
30. In her chair, in the fchool-room, Mrs. Birdfley, fchool-miftrefs, of Hunt's-court, Whitecrofs-ftreet. She expired fo unexpectedly, that the was for a confiderable time fuppofed by the children to have been asleep. At Maidstone, in his 67th year, John Brenchley, efq. one of the jurats and fenior jattices of that corporation.
At Uffington, near Stamford, aged 75, Mrs. Mary Barker, a maiden lady.
At Donington, co. Lincoln, aged 67, Mrs. Terrington, a widow lady.
At Gainsborough, aged 38, Mr. Jervas Holmes, furgeon; a gentleman not more efteemed in his profeilional line than beloved as a real friend.
Mrs. Crufo, wife of Mr. C. upholder, Lynn. In Derbyshire, in his 43d year, Sir William Fitzherbert, of Tillington-hall, in that county, bart. one of his Majesty's justices of the peace for the faid county, and recorder of the borough of Derby; in which office he is fucceeded by John Balguy, efq. of Duffield. He was the eldest brother of Lord St. Helens, ambaflader at Madrid, and married a daughter of Baron Perryn.-When we look carefully into this moral world, from whence this amiable, worthy man has juft withdrawn, and furvey its prefent ftate and condition; when we difcover the ftrange paucity of good characters, and the multiplicity
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of fuch as are bad, and below mediocrity, that walk about therein; nothing but our forro v for what we lofe could equal the admiration we pay to the deceafed Baronet. With what increase of affection, with what ineffable tranfport, we prefs to our bofoms that character whofe privation we can never fufficiently lament! And as we de cry how little actuates the prefent generation, fave ambition and nonfenfe, and that all human purfuits feck nothing but for felf-interest, fraud, peculation, and proftitution; what a bright, charming gleam of fuperiority gently and nobly fpreads itself over the dear memory of this matchlefs man! Peace to his fhade!-Of his talents, or the acumen of his wit, it is quite unneceffary to declaim. They stand not in need of the blazonry of any biographer; and as to his literary menit, his Book of Maxims," which bears record of his knowledge of the human mind, and his other writings, bear fufficient teftimony. Such were his honour and integrity, that it would be difficult for the moralift to prove whether they were innate or adfcititious. If a steady and watchful attention to the wants and interefts of his fellow-creatures in general, or of his countrymen in particular; if his loyalty to the King, his attachment to the Englith Constitution, and the laws by which it has been fo long and fo happily fupported; if these be valuable qualities in an honeft citizen, then Society has to regret the irreparable lofs of fuch a friend. Like the immortal Howard, and the philanthropic Day, he, inftead of pursuing the paths of pleasure, and thofe that lead to wealth, and the fruition of this world, purfued, from the moft beneficent motives, thofe that lead to the grave. He was a niggard of that exercife that might have fecured his life. His views were folely directed for the benefit of others; he forgot his own. To find out obje As for the exercife of his benevolent heart was his fole delight. His love of mankind, and his charity, were unbounded. Whilft his mind was intent upon the police of his country, and his country's reformation, he died most fincerely lamented; and he may be faid to have died for the fake of others, as he deftroyed his health by forming plans for the fupport and happinefs of thofe who wanted both. A foe to the faftidiousness of modern life, he retired from the great theatre of fashionable vices, though formed, by a refined education, and peculiar natural abilities, to adorn the most brilliant circles, in which he had always been brought up, and exchanged the coil and idlenels of the great world for the privacy and tranquility of a rural life; where, for elegance, purity, and fuavity of manners, he lived and died admired, and for true affability and dignity of life and character revered, as well as a bright exemplar of all the milder and more focial virtues. Equanimity, ferenity, and a refignation to the Divine Will, appeared in his features, and pervaded his whole denteanor, to
the very margin of that "awful bourne from whence no traveller returns."
The occafion of Sir William's retiring from the fervice of the King, or rather the Court, it is faid was a mifunderstanding between him and the Lord Chamberlain. He began his fervices at St. James's as a gentleman uher to his Majesty; in which fituation he continued, enjoying the peculiar favour and good opinion of his Royal Matter till he had attamed the feniority to which it has been the custom to annex the dignity of a baronet. The King conferred this honour on him; and he retired to his patrimonial eitate in Derbyshire, coming to towa only thofe months he was in waiting by the orderly courfe of duty. Upon a praticular occafion of fome ceremonial at St. James's, it was neceflary for a gentleman ufher extraordinary to attend at Court; and the Marquis of Saliibury, in quality and right of his office, ordered the Baronet to town, who pleaded in vain the diftance he was from London, indifpofition, inconvenience, and the expence of the journey for one day's attendance. At the fame time, he faid, that another gentleman ufher, at the Chamberlain's order, could not fail to do the duty in his room. The Marquis directed a fecond order to be fent to Sir William, commanding his attendance or bis refignation. The Baro net inmediately took a post-chaise, reached the palace in time to perform his duty, and immediately gave-in his refignation.
31. In his 80th year, Mr. Robert Aflett, late fecretary to the Lead Company.
After a long and very afflicting illness, Mrs.
Mr. Andrews, master of the Crown punch-
At Patay, in France, about the latter end of this month (July), M. Fromantel; who had given many proofs of a very fertile mechanical genius, and had formed elliptic compaffes on an excellent conftruction. He was defcended from M. Fromantel, a Dutchman, diftinguished as being the maker of the first pendulum cock ever ufed in England.
Lately, on his paffage from Grenada, John Cafties, efq. late of Baker-ftr. Portman-iq. At Copenhagen, aged 84, General Count d'Ahlefeldt.
At Cape Coaft caftle, Mr. Geo. L. Luck dou, of the Royal African Company's fervice.
At Cork, Francis Carleton, efq. one of the aldermen of that city, and father of Lord Chiet-juftice Carleton.
At Mount Ruby, near Mallow, in Ireland, Ruby M Carthy, efq.
At Cork, Mr. Rich. Daunt, attorney. At Derby, Mrs. Cooper, relict of Wm. C, efy collector of excife.
Mrs. Hutchinfon, wife of Mr. H. apothe cary, of Lynn
Aged wo, the widow Blake, of Stratford under the Cattle, near Salisbury.
Aged 31, Mrs. Empfon, of Barton-uponHuniber, co. Lincoln. She retained her faculties till within a few days of her death.
At Robertsbridge, Suffex, aged 89, Wm. Baker, a cordwainer; who had worked 75 years at his business.
At Swalcliffe, co. Oxford, Mrs. Wykham, wife of W. R. W. efq. She was a perfon in whom were united all the amiable qualities of the woman, the endearing ones of the wife, the tender ones of the parent, and the excellent ones of the Christian.
At Maidstone, Kent, Mr. Daniel Stuart, hop-merchant.
At Lichfield, Mr. Storer, builder, and one of the aldermen of that city.
At Peplow, co. Worcester, aged 81, Cha. Pigot, efq. many years one of the elder brethien of the Trinity-houfe.
At Colchester, Rev. Wm. Talman, rector of Birch Magna, near that place, in the patronage of the Bishop of London, who prefented him in 1777.
At his apartments in Worcester, of a paralytic stroke, Mr. J. Miller, comedian, many years manager of the theatre of that city, and thofe of Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton.
Drop,d down dead as he was coming from Highgate to Kentish-town, Mr. John Seymour; a perfon well known to the principal bookfellers and literary characters in this metropolis. By uncommon affiduity he had acquired a knowledge of various languages, and might have been highly useful had he been properly patronized; but, whether through the eccentricity of his character, increated by the failure of the chief plans on which he founded his hopes (after having been Literary Companion to an Honourable Senator), he was unfuccefstui in moit of his purfuits; with a hauteur of difpofition, arifing from the confciouinefs of his imperiority in knowledge, he exifted amid fuch depreffions as would have overwhelmed moft minds; and perhaps he often experienced as great hard!hips as Otway, Savage, Chatterton, &c.
He was the auth r of a collection of poems, confifting of Spring, &c. published about two years fince, and dedicated, by permition, to her Grace the Duchefs of Devon1hire. He likewife tranflated "The Corre. fpondence of Two Lovers, Inhabitants of Lyons," published about the fame time: and Lately has been engaged in procuring materials for a general history of the polite artists in this country, which bade fair to meet with general acceptance. He had likewife juft completed the printing of a volume from the French, intituled "Pfycology;" which would prove exceedingly useful for fchools.-The writer of this article cannot conclude without wifhing that thofe characters who have often experienced the value of his labours had exerted their influence in affisting him who fo often affifted them.
On the terrace, in Green-freet, Kentishtown, Mv. Crode, formerly a counfelior..
At Kentish-town, Mrs. Cooper, wife of Mr. C. printer, in Bow-street, and inventor of a fpecies of printers'-ink of peculiar ex
Aug. 1. At Chatham, after a long illness, aged 64, Mr. John Cazeneuve, many years a wine and bran ly-merchant there, but had retired from bufinels.
At Frome, co. Somerfet, James Wickham, efq. an eminent attorney.
At Scarborough, aged 72, Rev. George Dodsworth.
At Norwich, in his 60th year, Mr. Chriftmas Chadley.
After a long and painful illness, which he bore without a murmur, and clofed a long and virtuous life in his 74th year, Humphry Sandford, efq. of the ile, co. Salop. He inherited from his father, half a century ago, one of the compactest estates, and one of the most beautiful fpots, in this kingdom, being very nearly furrounded by the river Severn. He added confiderably to the value of it, by purchafing the tithes, and by draining one of the large pieces of water in the county. He is fucceeded in his eftate by his eldeit furviving fon, Mr. Folleot Sandford. He has left five daughters, and a fecond fon, Capt. Edward Sandford, who has been 22 years in the Eaft India Company's fet vice in Bengal, and now commands a battalion of Sepoys on that establishment, where Mr. Sandford had alfo four nephews, two of whom are returned to England, Major John Scott, M.P. for Stockbridge, and Capt. Jonathan Scott, of Nettley Cottage, in that county; the third, Capt. Richard Scott, who has been 23 years in India, diftinguithed himself in the last war in the Carnatic, where he commanded the 26th battalion of Bengal Sepoys, under Sir Eyre Coote, and is now at the head of the fame corps under Earl Cornwallis; the fourth, Lieut. Henry Scott, is fort-adjutant of t*: garrifan of Chunar. A very remarkable and uncommon initance of five perfons of one family furviving fo many years military fervice in the Torrid zone. To thote may be added a fixth, Lieut. Jonathan Scott, the brother of Mr. cott, of Berton, who is of the funs family. Mr. Sandford was high fheriff of that county in 1787, when in the 7th year of his age.
2. In the King's Mews. aged 82, Mr. Geo. Shaw, ferjeant-farrier to his Majefy.
At Lechlade, co. Gloucester, after a long and painful ilinefe, Mr. Myers, furgeon.
At Hamburgh, after a few days illness, in her 69th year, her Serene Highnets the Duchefs-dowager of Mecklenbourg Schwerin.
At Valenciennes, folm Byron, efq. elleft fon of the late im. Admiral B. barn Feb. 7, 1756. He married Lady Coniers, after her divorce from the prefeut D of Leeds, 1779.
3. At Huntingdon, in confequence of having been overturned the preceding evening in the York mad coach, by the horle taking fright at an us, Mr. Johm Vowell, jun. an
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eminent stationer in Leadenhall-street.- Mr. V. had imprudently, at the preceding stage, given a glass of wine to the coachman, in order to induce him to use difpatch. It is remarkable that this driver was at the time under profecution for affaulting one of his paffengers, and that the person who drove for him fince the accident had his thigh broken by driving against a waggon at the Crown inn at Royston, which pulled the fore-wheels and carriage from the perch, and entangled him among the traces. Mr.V was brought home on the 5th. His only fon died Dec. 24, 1790, and his daughter the 7th of the fame month, both in the prime of life. See p. 657, and vol. LX. pp. 1151, 1154.-His father furvives, upwards of 80 years old.
In her 68th year, Mrs. Way, many years housekeeper to the South-fea Company.
Mr. John A. Bland, of St. James's street, fword-cntler to his Majesty.
At her house in George-ftreet, Hanoverfquare, in her 59th year, Mrs. Chriftabella Dayrolles, relict of the late Solomon D. efq. the intimate friend and correfpondent of the famous Earl of Chesterfield; in whofe " Mifcellaneous Works" are many letters to Mrs. D. At Rookby-park, near Gretabridge, in the Eaft riding of Yorkshire, which he purchafed of the executors of the late Sir Thomas Robinson, Saury Morrit, efq. in his 57th year. He is fucceeded by his fon Christopher. 4. At Woodford-bridge, Elex, Jacob Rigail, efq. of Bath, Rulia merchant.
At his apartments in that town, Sir John Good, one of the poor knights of Windfor; in which he is fucceeded by Mr. (now Sir John) Smith, a treasury meffenger. The value of this place is about 150l. per annum. 5. Aged 16, Mifs Anne Dyer, daughter of Mr. D. coal-merchant, near Temple-bar.
Suddenly, at the Bull-inn in Bishopfgateftreet, on his return home from Margate, where he had been for the recovery of his health, Mr. Thoroughgoal, fen. an eminext maltfter at Broxbourn, Herts.
6. Aged 33, Mrs. Wefton, wife of John Webbe W. efq. of Sutton-place, Surrey. She was niece to the late Sir John Lawfon, of Brough, co. York, and firft cousin to the prefent Baronet of that name.
In Scotland, in his 65th year, Rev. Mervyn Archdall, M.A. a member of the Royal Irish Academy, author of the "Monafticon Hibernicum," 1786, 4to. (of which fec vol. LVI. p. 973), and editor of the new edition of Lodge's Peerage, 1790, in 7 vols. 8vo. (fee vol. LX. p. 142).
Aged upwards of 60, Rev. Mr. Muffon, rector of Baginton, near Coventry.
7. Suddenly, at his houfe in Sloane-street, B. Jennings, efq. hufband of the DowagerJady Dudley and Ward. A paralytic stroke had confined him to his houfe about three weeks, and a fecond attack of the diforder carried him off. He was not only the man of bafinefs, but a gentleman of exemplary piety.
At Hackney, Mrs. Mary Chitty.
At Milton, near Shipton, co. Oxford, in his 75th year, Mr. John Matthews, one of the people called Quakers; a man who, though he did not enjoy the advantages of a liberal education, poffeffed a liberal mind, and held the dictates of confcience, and the approbation of his Maker, fuperior to every other confideration. Impreffed with the excellence and benefits of Christianity, the neceffity of holiness, and the infufficiency of faith, his affectionate and ardent folicitude for extending its genuine influence, and promoting the best interefts of his fellow-creatures, will long be remembered with honour to himself, and advantage to others. He enjoyed life's peaceful evening with a smile, and met the hour of his departure with that ftedfaft hope and placid refignation which fo eminently distinguishes a true Chriftian. He has left behind him a numerous offspring; among whom the ingenious and refpectable Secretary of the Bath Agricultural Society ranks as eldeft.
In is 85th year, univerfally lamented, Prince John-Frederick-Alexander, reigning prince of Wied, &c. director of the College of Counts of Lower Saxony and Weftphalia.
In her 74th year, Mrs. Eliz. Rogers, widow, of Bury St. Edmund's.
In his 65th year, Wm. Preston, efq. of Moreby, in the commiffion of the peace for the Eatt riding of Yorkshire, and treasurer of the Lunatic Afylum at York.
In Jermyn-street, Robert Waddel, efq. of Crawhill, near Linlithgow, in Scotland.
8. Aged 77, Mr. Rob. Brown, many years clerk of the Tylers and Bricklayers Company. Mr. B. was of the clafs of men called oddities. His dress was fingular-rusty black, with a hat in the old clerical style, and a black wig. Some fuppofed he was a coal-merchant; and a late Bishop of London, feeing him on the steps of St. Paul's church, imagined he was a diftreffed clergyman, and humanely defired one of the vergers to make enquiry into his fituation. Mr. B. had been a fcholar in his youth; and, about thirty years ago, wrote fome periodical papers in affociation with Kelly. He prided himself moft in his latter days on his knowledge of heraldry, and the connexions and dependencies of all noble families. A very fine mezzotinto print of him was done many years ago, which, from the fingularity of the drapery, might pafs for the portrait of an antient German Reformer. How he came by the name of Toby (except it arofe from the fignature he ufed to his papers) is not known, but he lived and died with it.
Aged 67, Mr. George Burley, farmer and brickmaker, of Lampton, near Hounflow.
9. At his houfe at Clay-hill, Enfield, aged 79, after a lingering illness, occafioned by a paralytic ftroke, Mr. Thomas Weston, formerly an eminent fnuff-merchant in Coleman-street, one of the people called Quakers, father of Mrs. Wright, of Norwich, who died in May last, and brother of Mr. W, wine