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874 Obituary of confiderable Perfons; with Biographical Anecdotes. [Sept.

dity; and whilft he feemed flow in deciding, he was retarded not by dulnefs of conception, but by the range of his fagacity, and the comprehenfion of his views. The aufterity of his deportment, the effect not of pride but of conftitution, was foftened into affability by a native gentleness and benevolence, which could not be disguised; and through a feverity of manner, perhaps not ill fuited to the ferious dignity of his mind, beamed the mildeft effufions of a generous and feeling heart. His affections were not easily excited; but they were strong, fteady, and permanent; and, whilft he fcorned to make profeffions of regard, his actions proved him a fincere and difinterested friend. Noble and elevated in his fentiments, he has left behind him a character unfullied by a fingle mean or difhonourable act: nor, indeed, was it poffible that a man, the independence of whofe virtue refted upon himfelf, and, far from courting, rather fhunned applaufe, could have deviated from the ftrict path which honour and confcience prefcribe. Endowed with fingular powers of understanding, he fought not their difplay. His genius was too proud to stoop to fame, too modeft to hope for it; but the gratitude of that place which has been enriched by his talents, and adored by his virtues, will pay to his memory that tribute of admiration and praife which the diffidence that ever attends real abilities would have prevented him from accepting in his life.

In her 75th year, Mrs. Sarah Taylor, of Manchester, one of the people called Quakers, amongst whom she had been a preacher upwards of 50 years.

20. At Carlow, in Ireland, Capt. Mark Kerr, of the 9th regiment of dragoons, fon of the late Rob. K. efq. of Newfield.

22. At Gottingen, the learned Profeffor MICHAELIS, defervedly celebrated for his literary productions; of whom we hope to receive very ample particulars.

At Cupar, in Fifefhire, in his 89th year, Wm. Millar, efq. of Starr.

23. Mr. John Centlivre, of Founder's court, Lothbury, a Swiss merchant.

After a tedious illness, Mr. John Hawtyn, of Holywell, Oxford, watch-maker, and one of the common-council of that city.

At his brother's houfe in Sonthampton-ftr. Bloomsbury, Mr. Jofeph Tootell.

At his houfe in Kildare-ftreet, Dublin, at a very advanced age, Geo. Doyle, eiq. furgeon, and fenior member of the Royal College of that faculty.

At Durham, greatly and defervedly lamented, Rev. Samuel Dickens, D.D. He had the firit prebendal stall in the cathedral of Durham, was archdeacon of the diocefe, official to the dean and chapter, and held the rectory of Eafington, annexed to the archdeaconry. He was admitted at Chrift Church, Oxford, where he proceeded M. A. 1743, B. D. 1742, D. D. 1753.

25. Cha. Rofs, efq. of Craven-ftr. Strand.

In Queen-street, Wolverhampton, aged 82, Mrs. Molineux, relict of Mr. Tho. M.

At Waddington, near Lincoln, aged 88, Mr. Rich. Gad, fen. the oldeft man in that village, and by trade a weaver.

26. At his houfe in Duke-street, Grosvenor-fquare, Mr. Gideon Hewitt, one of the extra meflengers to his Majefty. His death was occafioned by his horfe falling with him, on the 24th, in Pall-mall. Mr. H. had been difpatched on the 21st, at night, from the Secretary of State's office, with a respite for a convict who was to be executed on the 22d at Salitbury, which duty he performed with fuccefs; and on the 24th was fent with difpatches to Mr. Dundas, at Wimbledon; on his return from which place he met with his unfortunate accident. Mr. Dundas, upon hearing of the misfortune, with great humanity fent Mr. John Hunter, with directions to give Mr. Hewitt every poffible affiftance. He was trepanned on the 25th, in the evening; but the concuffion of the brain was too violent for the utmost human skill to counteract.

At Iflington, Mrs. Turpin, widow of Mr. T. bookfeller, in Holborn.

At Margate, fuddenly, while in company with fome friends, with whom he went to pafs the evening, Mr. John Butler.

27. Mr. Gabriel Heath, oilman, at Aldgate, and one of the common-council of. that ward (fee vol. LVI. p. 440). He had been long and feverely afflicted, and has left an amiable and affectionate wife (with one child), who was the eldest daughter of Mr. Deputy Humfrys, of Bread-freet hill.

At his houfe on Wandfworth-hill, Mr. Robert Harris.

28. At his houfe in Tothill fields, Weftm. Mr. Arrow, carpenter to his Majefty.

At St. Margaret's Bank, near Rochester, aged 65, Mrs. Anne Byers, relict of Mr. Jn. B. many years taylor and draper at Chatham.

29. At Heftercombe, co. Somerset, Warre Bampfylde, efq. in the committion of the peace, and late colonel of the Somerfet

thire militia.

At Berwick, Major Bickerton, townmajor of that garrifon. He was the elder brother of Admiral Sir Rich. B bart.; and fucceeded Major Rogers in 1789.

At Bristol Hotwells, Mifs Fortescue, eldest daughter of the late Right Hon. James F. of Ireland, and niece to the E. of Clermont.

30. At Yarlington, in her 19th year, after a lingering illness of more than fixteen months, Mifs Mary-Ann Jackson, fecond daughter of the Rev. Dr. J. rector of that pan, and prebendary of Westminster.

At Mantua, John Gerard d'Arco, prefident of the Royal Academy there.

31. Michael Ferron, ef. of Whitler'scourt, Cannon-ftreet.

At South Mimms, John Barwick, efq. Mr. Wm. Wootton, of Ewell, co. Surrey, Jieutenant of the Eaft Middlefex milka. At

At Glaffaugh, Lady Dowager Abercromby, of Birkenbog.

On his way to Exeter, whither he was going to be married, Mr. Bulling, a refpectable farmer at Briflington.

Lately, Mr. John Humphries, an English merchant at Conftantinople, who had for fome years been entrusted with the direction of the overland difpatches to the Eaft India Company. The charges of the laft difpatches tranfmitted from Conftantinople, on the 2zd of April laft, amounted to the fum of 211. 105. 6d.; which, with the annual flary, makes in the whole 711. 10s. rod. Mr. Barbauld fucceeds Mr. Humphries as agent for the Company; and the mercantile houfe is now carried on under the firm of Barbauld and Co.

At Liege, in Germany, on his travels, aged 19, Sir Francis Gerrard, bart. of Bryan, co. Lancaster.

At Dieppe, in France, on her return from abroad, where she had been for the recovery of her health, the Lady of Wm. Powell, efq. of Ringmer, near Lewes.

At Cork, Lieut. James Smyth, of the royal navy. He served in the flect under Sir Edw. Hawke, at the defeat of Conflans. Unfortunately drowned at Cork, Lieut. Cofby, of the army, nephew and intended heir of Admiral C.

At his houfe in Camden-ftreet, Dublin, Wm. Dunn, efq. an alderman of that city.

At Leith, in an advanced age, Mr. Wm. Burgh, merchant.

Aged 105, Mrs. A. Thomas, of Bayvil, co. Pembroke. She knitted a pair of neat ribbed flockings with great judgement a few days before her diffolution; and retained her faculties to the laft moment of her existence.

Mr. Wm. Cox, many years clerk to Geo. Hogg, el. of Lynn.

At Wellingborough, Mrs. Anderfon, late of Edinburgh.

At Marih-gate, Charles Deave, efq. fifty years fecretary to the different Matters of the Roils. rie was the oldeft law-oficar, Lord Mansfield not excepted; having come into ofice in 1741, when Mr. Juftice Fortescue, from the Common Ples, was made Matter of the Roils. The othe, with perquifites, &c. is very confiderable.

At Brumpton, near Scarborough, in his 84th year, Sir George Cayley, bart. upward's of 60 years in the commillion of the peace for the county of York.

At Towtock-houfe, after a very fevere illnefs, which the bore with exemplary refignation, the Lady of Sir Bourcher Wray, bart. only daughter of Sir Robert Palk.

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At Wakefield, co. York, aged 72, Mr. Samuel Harrifon.

At Broome, near Eye, in Suffolk, Mr. J. Hutchinfon, late fteward to E. Cornwallis. At Ferrybridge, co. York, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Lowe.

At Broughton, in Lancashire, aged 104, Mrs. Anne Waters. Six months previous to her death, the broke her arn, which was fet and healed in a very thort time: 159 perfons, according to the cuftom of that country, attended the funeral dinner.

At Tivetihall, co. Norfolk, Mr. William Potter, formerly a bricklayer at Difs; the number of whofe children, grand-children, and great grand-children, make up that of his years, viz. 67. He was carried to the grave by fix of his own fons.

At Brentwood, co. Eilex, Mrs. Newman, wife of Rev. John N. preacher at the antient chapel there.

Of a decline, aged 38, Mr. Tho. Cogger, mafter of the White Horfe inn at Ripley, Surr. At Reigate, Surrey, Mrs. Williams, formerly Mrs. J. Wilfon, of Drury-lane theatre.

At his apartments in the royal palace at Kensington, aged 82, John Smith, efq. He had been one of the clerks of the late Beard of Works near 50 years.-in a few days after him, died his only fifter, aged 80. Being both unmarried, they had lived together from their infancy. They were natives of Yorkfhire; and their property defcends to a nephew of the fame name, an eminent builder, in Vine Street, Piccadilly.

In Bury-itreet, St. James's, Mrs. Rayne, wife of Capt. R. in the East India Company's fervice in Bengal.

In an advanced age, Mr. Abraham Fleury, of Mile-end, formerly of Spital-fields, an eminent filk-weaver.

Sept. 1. At Dundee, in the 86th year of his age, and 6th of his miniftry, Rev. Sir Robert Prefton, bart. miniiter of Cupar, in Fifeshire.

At Pocklington, co. York, in his 78th year, Rev. Rob. Robinfon, B. D. fenior fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and rector of Harfwell, in Yorkshire.

At his houfe in York, in his 88th year, Jarrard Strickland, efq.

3. Mr. Barnard, ftationer, in Mitre court, Temple.

At his fon-in-law's (John Foulkes, efq. Hart-it eet, Bloomsbury, Londen), the Rev. Mr. Brownlow Toller, of Billugborough, 'co. Lincoln.

At Bufcott, Rev. R. Ready, rector of that place, and of Padmore and Cadmiore, Bucks. Aged 66, greatly lamented, Mrs. Eliz. Ackin, of Downham, in Norfolk, and dau. of the late Rob. Giil, efq. of Upwell, who 4. At Huntingdon, aged 63, much lamentfonte time fince ferved the office of high-ed by all his frieads and acquaintance, Daniel fheritt for the county of Cambridge.

At Milibroke, near Southampton, Mrs. Warren, te to the late Sir John Hobby Mill, bart.

Hopkin, M. D. F.R. S. His humanity and great abilities as a furgeon, man-midwife, and phyfician, make his death a public 15.

At Dundee, in his 30th year, Mr Thomas


876 Obituary of confiderable Perfons; with Biographical Anecdotes. [Sept.

Crichton, merchant, and lately one of the baillies of that place.

At the houfe of the Hon. Mrs. Hatton, in Portman-fquare, in his 58th year, Sir Brook Bridges, of Goodneftone, in Kent, bart. who was chofen in parliament for the county of Kent in 1763 and 1768. In 1765 he mar ried Fanny, only daughter and heir of Edmund Fowler, efq. of Danbury, in Effex; by whom he has left iffue feveral fons and daughters. His eldeft fon, Brook, died at Eton, 1781; and William, his fecond, by licence from the Archbishop, took the Chriftian name of Brook. For fome years before his death he was receiver-general of the land-tax for the county of Kent. He was grandfon of the firft baronet, Sir Brook B. who fucceeded his father, Brook, as auditor of the impreft of the treasury, and was created a baronet in 1713. The elder brother of the father of the first baronet was John Bridges, efq. the Northamptonshire antiquary. 5. Major-general Humphry Stevens, lieutenant-colonel of the 3d reg. of foot-guards.

Capt. Tonkin, commander of the Dictator man of war, at Chatham. He was unhappily taken fpeechlefs on the 31ft ult. juft after his fhip had weighed anchor, with a stroke of the palfy; in which fituation he was carried home to his house in Profpect row, Bromp ton, near Chatham, and fo continued five days. He was a brave officer, cfteemed one of the first feamen in the navy, and much beloved by his men. His remains were interred in Gillingham church-yard, attended to the grave by Admiral Dalrymple, Commiffioner Proby, and the Captains of the feveral fhips.

At Atherstone, co. Warwick, on his return from Buxton, after having been many years a moft excruciating fufferer by the gout, Rev. Mofes Porter, curate and lecturer of Clapham, Surrey.

6. At Chilham, in Kent, Mr. William Cronk, farmer, of that place, and formerly a fchoolmaster and book feller at Sandwich.

At Twickenham, Mr. Rich. Jones, many years a ftationer in the Middle Temple, and one of the Court of Affiftants of the Stationers Company.

Suddenly, at his houfe on Snow-hill, Mr. John Warner, brufh-maker. He had, for a twelvemonth before, laboured under fo great a dejection of mind, for which no caufe could be affigned, except it were religion, his bufinefs being very profperous, that it was found neceffary he thould retire into the country, with a proper attendant, in the abfence of whom, he put his fatal purpose in execution.

At Rochester, of the pally, Mr. Thomas Nicholfon, attorney, of Maidstone, and deputy clerk of the peace for the co. of Kent.

At his apartments in Barlow-ftreet, Mary 1a-Bonne, Rev. Mr. Temple, late vicar of Addingham, in Cumberland.

7. Mrs. Skelton, wife of Rev. Mr. S. of the Borough.

At Madrid, aged 110, Don Carlos Felix O'Neale. He was an old lieutenant-general in the Spanish fervice, a great favourite of the Monarch's, and had formerly been governor of the Havannah. He was the fon of the celebrated Sir Neil O'Neale, of the province of Ulfter, in the kingdom of Ireland, who loft his life at the battle of the Boyne, fighting for his favourite Monarch, James the Second For this purpose he raised a brigade upon his own eitate, which was confifcated, and his pofterity obliged to feek fortunes in different parts of the globe.

At his houfe in Windmill-ftreet, Edinburgh, Mr. John Scott, late furgeon to the 10th regiment of light dragoons, and son of the Rev. Mr. Thomas S. late minister of South Leith.

At Newcastle, aged ro2 years and 8 months, Mrs. "Anne Young.

8. At Wimbledon, co. Surrey, Mrs. Marianne Hays.

At Stockport, by the bursting of a bloodveffel, Rev. Wm. Jackfon, M.A. chaplain to the late and prefent Earl of Hardwicke, and master of the free grammar-school in Stockport upwards of 40 years.

At Thirsk, co. York, in her ro3d year, Mrs. Wharton, only furviving daughter of the late Anthony W. efq, of Gilling wood, in that county, and great aunt to John W. efq. M. P. for Beverley, to whom her great eftates and property defcend.

At Calais, in his way to Gottingen, of a rapid decline, from the bursting of a bloodvetfel, Le Gendre Starkie, efq. of Huntroid, co. Lancaster; a gentleman of the strictest honour and probity. He is fucceeded by his only fon, Le Gendre Pierce Starkie, etq.

At Lynn, aged 91, Mr. Bunting, who en joyed a good state of health till a few days before his death. He lived as fhopman to the late Alderman Patterson, woollen-draper, of that place, 50 years, which place he filled with a great deal of integrity. The faid mafter left him a genteel legacy during his life. 9. Hugh Barron, efq.

Sir John Leman, lecturer of St. Mary-atHill, Lower Thames-street.

At his chambers in Lyon's-inn, Rev. John Free, D. D. vicar of East Coker, Somerset ; of whom a particular account in our next.

Mr. Keelty, of Nottingham. He was fo corpulent, that eleven men were employed to carry him to his grave. His coffin meafured two feet ten inches over the shoulders, and was upwards of 20 inches in depth.

Aged 56, Mr. Barnes, wholefale ironmonger, of Tewkesbury. He rode out apparently well in the morning; returned about four o'clock in the afternoon, perfectly well; foon afterwards he complained of faintnefs; fate down, and expired in a few minutes.

10. At Edinburgh, the youngest son of the Lord Provost of that city.

At his houfe in Leicefter, Mr. John Va lentine, a celebrated musician.

11. Mr. Fisher, of Lothbury, a whole fale woollen-draper, worth 20,000l. which he had acquired by application and induftry in bufinefs. He unhappily loft his reafon by following fanatical preachers, and threw himself, at 12 o'clock at noon, from the leads of his houfe into the ftreet.

In her 80th year, Mrs. Frances Coltman, of Hatton-itreet.

At Doncaster, Mr. Geo. Robinfon, fon of Mr. Alderman R. and one of the common council of that corporation.

At Great Houghton, Mifs Mary Drury, fifter to Mrs. Ifaac Robinfon, of Doncaster.

12. At Wand(worth, Mrs. Beck, wife of Mr. B. feedfman in the Strand.

At Devizes, Wilts, Mr. Peter Wirgman, working-jeweller and goldfmith, of Denmark-ftreet, Soho, one of the most eminent artifts in his line, having diftinguished himfelf in the finishing of the box in which the freedom of the city of London was prefented to Lord Keppel, and in many other public exhibitions of ikill. Mr. W. has left a numerous family.

At his lodgings in Sloane-ftreet, Dr. James De Lancey Muirfon, eldeft fon of Geo. M. efq. late of New York.

At his houfe in William-street, Dublin, Theophilus Thomson, efq. late deputy-governor of the Bank of Ireland, and confulgeneral to the Court of Denmark.

At his feat at Mount Heaton, in the King's County, Ireland, the Right Hon. John Armftrong, one of his Majesty's moft honourable privy council, and M.P. for Kilmallock.

At Vowchurch, co. Hereford, in her 86th year, Mrs. Eliz. Stevens, widow, much refpected and beloved by all her acquaintance.

13. At Staumore, Herts, Catherine, Marchioness of Abercorn, daughter of Sir Jofeph Copley, and married to the prefent Marquis in June 1770.

At Brigg, co. Lincoln, Mifs Bentley, only daughter of Geo. B. efq. of that place.

At Sleaford, aged about 45, Rev. Jofeph Arnal Eyre, vicar of Dorrington and Ruikington, co. Lincoln.

14. At Camberwell, Mrs. Jackfon, wife of Mr. J. the celebrated letter-founder, in Dorfet freet, Salisbury-fquare, Fleet-îtreet. Aged 86, Mrs. Lewis, mother of Mrs. Trapp, printer, N° 1, Pater-nofter-row.

At Chicheftr, Jofeph Barker, efq. one of the oldeft members of that corporation.

Mr. John Reeve, farmer and grazier, at Whiffendine, co. Rutland.

At his feat at Woodbury-hall, co. Cambridge, the Hon. George Lane Parker, brother to the Earl of Macclesfield, lieutenantgeneral in the army, and colonel of the 12th regiment of dragoons. His fortune of 120,col. which he has bequeathed to his brother, was derived from induftrious exertions in India.

At Southampton, the Marquis de la Luzerne, amballador from the Court of France, fecond fun of the late Comte de la L. and

brother to the prefent, to whom his fortune devolves, for want of iffue. His jewels, &c. will, by his own order, go to his niece, Vilcountefs de la L. who has attended his Excellency during his refidence in this country. He had laboured under difcafe for fome years; on account of which, he drove about to moft of the watering-places in the kingdom; but, in the latter end of July, he found his diforder coming on him very fast, and, receiving no relief from the Bath waters, refolved to take a tour through England for the air. In this tour he was stopped at Southampton, where he paid the laft debt to Nature. The pally had affected him so much, that for fome time he was deprived of the ufe of his legs and right arm, fo that for a time he was fed by a nurfe; but his Excellency ftill retained his fenfes until a few hours before his death. A few days before his diffolution, he had fome apparent symptoms of recovery, the blood having gained circulation in the right shoulder. His Excellency's bro. ther arrived at Southampton, and was in private converfation with the Marquis moft part of the night before he died.-Being high in favour with the French King during the American war, his Majefty, in 1787, appointed him ambassador extraordinary to the Court of Great Britain, in the room of Count d'Adhemar, who was then recalled. On the National Affembly attaining the government of France, his Excellency intended to return home, but was re-stationed under their jur.fdiction. The Marquis, through indifpolition, for fome time paft laid the weight of the of ficial bufinefs on M. Barthelemy, his fecretary, who will now be put in full committion at this court, until an ambaffador is appointed. His body was put on board a vellel on the morning of the 17th, to be tranfported to the vault of his family, at Beufeville, near La Hogue, in Normandy, attended by his brother and nephew-Few minifters, few men, were ever more juftly beloved than the late Marquis. By his familiar friends he was admired for the high urbanity of his manners, and the variety of his acquirements. By his dependents he is deeply regretted, as the indulgent rewarder of every defcription of merit. The value has been reciprocal. If his houfehold venerated their matter, his laft teftament has borne an honourable evidence of his conviction of their zeal and fidelity. He has left them all legacies appor tioned to their fituations. Called to fuftain a trying fituation during the most convulfed periods of political changes, his conduct has ever been manly yet conciliatory. Our moft gracious Sovereign highly etteemed him; and amid all the calumnies of contefting factions in his own country, the man leaf alfailed by any was the Marquis de la Luzerne.

15. At his houfe at Mile-end, in. Marr, efq. At her house in Ramfoy-garden, Edinburgh, Lady Eliz. Hay, fifter to the late, and aunt to the prefent, Earl of Kiunoul.

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16. At Rottingdean, of a moft violent feter and ague, Rev. Richard Cooperthwaite, rector of Meeching, otherwife Newhaven.

Mrs. Webster, of Old Fish-street. The cause of her death was a bruize the received by a fudden jolt, from the mifconftruction of her coach. It is on this account that pregnant ladies are forbid riding in fuch carriagesThis dangerous concuffion, fo fatal to many, arifes from low wheels in front, and high behind. To prevent thefe calamities, the wheels of coaches fhould be equal in height, and they not under four feet.

17. At Birmingham, Mr. Thomas Hurd, formerly a merchant there, and brother to the very excellent Bishop of Worcester.

Rev. Mr. Wingfield, rector of St. Julian's in Shrewsbury, and minister of Berwick chap, After a painful illness, Mrs. Stokes, wife of Mr. S. attorney, at Melton Mowbray, co. Leicester; a good Chriftian, wife, and parent.

18. Mrs. Moore, wife of Mr. M. mafter of the free grammar-fchool at Bourn, co. Linc.

At her houfe in Hart-ftreet, adjoining to Covent-garden theatre, in a very advanced age, Mrs. Eliz. Bennet. She held, formerly, a confiderable rank in theatrical fame, and had retired near 30 years. On the death of her friend Mr. Gibfon, the proprietor and manager of Liverpool theatre, in 1771 (fee vol. XLI. p. 378), fhe had a large fortune left her, which the employed in acts of munificence and liberality. She contributed freely to all the theatrical funds. Wonder not, when he became rich, that many, who call themfelves her relations, courted her acquaintance; to fome of whom, by her will, fhe has left 1oool.; to Mr. and Mrs. King, Icol. each; and to Mr. Wroughton, and 17 others, to guineas each, for a ring. She had given directions to be buried at Liverpool, near to Mr. Wm. Gibfou; but thinking it an idle and unneceffary expence, in that particular the altered her will, and ordered a very private funeral, with which her executrix, an old fervant, who had lived 27 years with her, did not exactly comply, but buried her handfomely at St. Paul's, Covent-garden. She had left her col. and an annuity of 6ol. a year.

19. At Ipswich, aged 77, Mrs. Eliz. Beaumont, relict of Rev. Cha. B. M.A. late recor of Witnefham.

Aged 48, Mr. Tho. Billam, of Glentworth, near Lincoln, a confiderable farmer and grazier, formerly of Killymarth, co. Derby.

20. At Hampstead, Mrs. Patrick, wife of Faul P. efq. of New Broad-ftreet.

Mrs. Crabb, wife of James C. efq. of Southampton-row, Bloomibury, and an eminent infurance-broker at Lloyd's coffee-house. She is faid to have languifhed many months, from a hurt on her head, by the fall of a flower-pot from a chamber-window, and which at length occationed her death.

At Tunbridge-wells, John Sargent, efq. of Halftead-place, Kent; of whom we may venture to promife fome further particulars.

21. Mrs. Du Bois, wife of John Du B. efq. of New Bafinghall-street.

22. At flington, in his 88th year, Mr. Cumberlege, formerly a linen-draper in Newgate-street, and latterly, for many years, a collector for the New River Company.

In his 24th year, of a decline, at Caterham, in Surrey, whither he had gone for the benefit of his health, Mr. Rob. Baldwin, jun. bookfeller, in Pater-nofter-row. He was the eldeft fon of Mr. Henry B. the refpectable printer of "The St. James's Chronicle;" and nephew to Mr. Robert B. fenior, with whom he had just entered into bufineís, in which the prudence of his conduct promifed much fuccefs, which his untimely death has prevented. The grief of his furviving relatives, and the regret of all his acquaintance, form his best enlogium.

24. At Iflington, after a fhort illness, Mrs. Sufannah Heylva, wife of Edw. H.efq.

25. At Keafington, aged 73, Mr. Jofeph Curry, formerly an auctioneer at Newcastle.

23. At Tottenham, Mr. Glaffcock, fhopkeeper, who had acquired a fortune by letting-out fingle-horfe chaifes in Moor-lane, Fore-ftreet, and was remarkable for his bulk.



M. Woodley, fq. appointed captaingeneral and governor in chief of his Majefty's Leeward Caribbee Inlands, vice Shirley, refigned.

Alex. Hamilton, efq. appointed curfitor, or clerk and engroffer-general of all and all manner of original writs itfuing out of his Majefty's High Court of Chancery in Ireland.

Rev. Duncan M'barlane, prefented to the church and parifh of Dryman, in the prefbytery of Dumbarton, vice his father, dec.

Tho Smith, efq. appointed conjunct clerk to the bills in the orlice of his Majefty's Regifter of Rolls in Scotland, vice Waddell, dec.

CIVIL PROMOTIONS. TAMES Hune, cfq. appointed fecretary to the commillioners of the cuitonis, Ice Gale, refigned.

Hepburn, efq. appointed one of the vnder fecretaries of ftate for the home departant. John Clementfon, ef. deputy ferieant at armis, appointed a lottery commifliouer.


ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS. EV. James Webster, B. D. Meptilail R. co. Bedford, vice Weften, dec. Rev. Sir Harry Trelawny, bert. M. A. St. Allen V. Cornwall, vice Dillor, refiged Rev. Mr. Wetlana, appointed death of the cathedral of Litmore, in Ireland; and Rev. Mr. O'Beirne, Longford and Mohill RR.; all vice Ryder, dec.

Rev. Dr. Welfitt, St. Bene't R. Gracechurch-ftreet, vice Wyatt, dec.

Rev. Mr. Watfon, prefented to the perpetual curacy in the parish of Halifax, co. Yors, vice Nelton, dec.

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