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02. 1. At Berlin, his Serene Highnefs the Hereditary Prince of Orange, to the Princefs Frederica-Sophia-Wilhelmina, fecond daughter of his Pruilian Majefty.
3. Mr. Edw. Wakefield, jun. of the OldJewry, to Mifs Crush, of Felfted, Eliex.
4. Hon. Henry Cecil (nephew to the Earl of Exeter), to Mifs Higgins.
5. At Sherborne, Mr. jof. Staines, of Wareham, furgeon, to Mits Fanny Foote.
6. Mr. David Ellis, of Long-Acre, to Mifs Ander fon, of Bedfordbury.
8. At York, John Bourke Ryan, efq. of London, to Mrs. Golip, relict of Wilmer G. elq of Thorp-Arch.
DEATHS. Feb. T Nagpour, where he had been re
George Forster, fo famous for travelling from Calcutta to London. It may prove fome confolation to the literary world that he had previously arranged and completed a relation of his journey from Kathmir to England, through Afghanistan and Perfia, and into Caffia by the Cafpian Sea.
May 17. On the coaft of Africa, Mr. Nicholas Latham, late midshipman of the Naffau, and eldest fon of Mr. L. of Collegegreen, Brittol.
July 18. In Spanish-town, Jamaica, Rev. Alex. Cumine, D.D. rector of the parish of St. Catherine.
29. At New Providence, the Rev. James Manning, S. T. P. prefident of Rhode-ifland College, North America.
Aug.... In St. Elizabeth's, aged 110, an old Negro-wornan, named Cooba. She belonged to the Hon. Thomas Chambers, efq. cuftos of that parish. From her maiter, and a numerous family of defcendants, down to the fourth generation, the had every comfort and convenience of life; befides which, having been entirely at liberty to do as the pleafed for 20 or 30 years pait, the used regularly to vifit a circle of acquaintance for many miles round, and not only was well received both by whites and blacks, but made herfelf ufcful to them, as the poffeffed her recollection o the last, and had her fenfes fo perfectGENT. MAG. October, 1791.
ly, that, to instance only her fight, which gene ally fails firft, fhe could fee to thread a needle, and was ftill fo active, that, a few months before her death, fhe was feen to dance with as much apparent ease as a girl of 15 years of age.
1. In Charles town, South Carolina, Geo. Abbot Hall, efq. collector of customs there.
6. At North Elmham, near Folkstone, co. Kent, aged 81, Mr. John Andrews, a repu table, fubftantial farmer, whose lofs is felt not only by a numerous family, but by a refpectable lift of country gentlemen in that neighbourhood, with whom he had been from his youth accustomed to affociate. Good-nature and a chearful difpofition made all ranks, as well as ages, defirous of his company. The common foibles of old age did not keep pace with his increafing years. When he had the misfortune to have any of his old friends taken from him, he was fure of a fucceffor in their reprefentatives, for youth as well as age enjoyed his fociety. Few have travelled through life, to the age of 81, fo much beloved. He was well known alfo in that part of the country as a fox-hunter, to the three last generations; he loved the sport dewly, and rode boldly after it at the age of 80. A ftoppage of urine carried him off, after a fhort illness, which he bore with much fortitude and refignation, during which he frequently expreffed a wish to enjoy one more hunting feafon. He has left behind him numerous relations, most of whom he had the happiness to fee doing well in the world, owing to his kind attention to their welfare.
18. At SaltЯeet, a watering-place on the Lincolnshire coaft, Mrs. Stovin, relict of Rich. S. efq. formerly of Withern, and late of Louth, co. Lincoln, and youngest daughter of the Rev. Sir Richard Temple, bart. deceased, late rector of Langton, near Spitfby.
Sept. 3. At Saddleworth, near Manchefter, where he went for the recovery of her health, Mifs Mary Buckley, of London, who bore a lingering illness with patience and fortitude.
8. At Peterborough (after he had faithfully and honestly served his mater, the Rev Dr. Brown, upwards of 45 years) Hen. Bracken.
13. At Dunfany cattle, in Ireland, the Lady of Lord Duntany.
At Bourn, aged oc, Mrs. Mawby, widow. 15. At his feat at Rockfield, co. Dublin, in his 75th year, John Sheppy, efq. many years deputy-cultomer and collector of the port of Dublin.
At Paris, Charles Orby Hunter, efq. Lord of the manor of Crowland, co. Lincoln, which, it is believed, he inherited from his uncle, Tho. C. H.efq. who died Oct. 20, 1769.
19. At Donnington, co. Lincoln, Mrs. Emmerfon, mistress of the free-fchool there. All the children attended her corpfe from the fchool-houfe to the grave.
At her house at Nottingham, Mrs. Drury, relict of Wm. D. efq. of Oakham, Rutland, and mother of Wm. D. efq. of Look's-hall, near Derby, formerly of Nottingham, and whofe family have refided there 400 years.
20. At Whitehaven, in his 63d year, Mr. John Ware, fen. proprietor and publisher of the Cumberland Packet.
At Farningham, Kent, the fon of JohnHenry Warre, efq.
At Langton-lodge, near Northallerton, co. York, in her 6th year, the eldest daughter of the Mafter of the Rolls.
Mr. Jonathan Taylor, farmer and grazier, of Kirton, near Boston.
21. At Winchester, the Rev. Mr. Mulfo, prebendary of South Alton, in that cathedral, and rector of Meonstoke and Easton, Hants. At Walthamstow, Jas. Bennett, efq. many years an eminent grocer. His fon died not Jong before him.
At his country-feat at Dulwich, James Bulcock, efq. in the commission of the peace, and deputy-lieutenant of the county of Surrey, and treasurer of the Surrey Difpenfary.
22. At Edinburgh, in his 105th year, John Strachan, flefhcadie. He retained his fenfes till within a fhort time of his death, and feldom had any complaint. He recollected the time when no flefher would venture to kill any beast till all the different parts were befpoke, butcher's meat being then a much more unfaleable article than now.
Rev. Francis Broade, D. D. of Southwick, co. Northampton, rector of Benifield, in that Courty, worth 3col. per annum, and in the gift of Lady Pocock.
24. At Gibraltar, Mr. Charles Green, alerk in the Victualling office there.
At Ellefmere, Dr. Hatchet. He was accidentally shot by Mr. Edwards, his brother-inlaw, by his fowling-piece going off while he was examining the flint. Dr. H. expired foon after, in the greatest agony, having received the whole contents of the gun in his groin.
Mrs. Barker, wife of Rich, B. efq. of Golden-fqu. furgeon to the 2d reg. of life-guards.
At Thorganby, in the Eaft riding of the county of York, the Rev. John Knowles. He was drawing a bucket of water out of a well adjoining his habitation, when the weight of the fweep falling off, and the poll ftriking his head, he fell down into the well. He was inftantly discovered, and taken out; yet there did not remain any figns of life. Mr. K. was much respected in his parith, where he had been curate 22 years, and, greatly to his credit, was never known to have neglect ed the duties of his church.
25. At his feat of Groll-caftle, in Glamorganshire, Sir Herbert Mackworth, bart. F.R.S one of the vice-prefidents of the Marine Society, colonel of the Glamo ganfhire militia, and M. P. in the lail parliament for Cardiff, as was his fa her (who died Aug 20, 1765) in 1739. He was created a baronet Aug. 24, 1776. His death was occafioned
by a thorn breaking in his finger, which brought on a violent inflammation and fwelling in the hand and arm. No medical af fiftance being called in till a month after the accident happened, an abforption of matter took place, and he died under violent fymptoms of putrefaction. He married...... daughter and fifter of Robert Trefufis, efq. by whom he had iffue Robert, his fucceffor, born in 1766, another fon and a daughter, born in 1769, of elegant accomplishments; who, as the estate is not entailed, are expected to be confiderable tharers in the large property their father died poffeffed of. Lady M. who was at Richmond when the received, the melancholy news of Sir Herbert's death, was fo much affected, that the was carried fenfelefs to her bed, and her recovery was long very doubtful.
At his houfe at Mile-end, Mr. Archibald Stewart, many years abroad-clerk at the late Sir Benj. Trueman's brewhouse.
At his feat at Barr, near Birmingham, aged 73, Tho. Hoo, efq.
Mr. Edw. Hall, of Manchester, 38 years one of the furgeons of the infirmary there.
At Glasgow, Jn. Dunn, efq. of Tannochfide. At Chatham, Mrs. Locker, wife of Mr. Jn. L. cabinet-maker.
At Croydon, Surrey, after a lingering illnefs, Mrs. Braithwaite, relict of Rev. T. B.
26. At Exton, Rutland, Mr. Wm. Wells. He had been valet-de-chambre to the Earl of Gainsborough near 30 years.
At Boxford, in Suffolk, in an advanced age, greatly lamented, Rev. Mr. Wade, master of the free grammar-fchool there, and rector of Kirtling and Afhley cum Silverley, co. Cambridge, which preferment is in the gift of the Earl of Guildford. Mr. W. performed his duty at church the preceding day as ufual.
At Laufanne, in his 53d year, Right Hon. William Lord Craven, Baron of Hamstead Marthall, lord lieutenant and culos rotulorum of the county of Berks, colonel of the Berkshire militia, recorder of Newbury, &c. His Lordfhip was born Sept. 22, 1737, and fucceeded his uncle, the late Lord, in 1-69. He married, 1767, Elizabeth, daughter of the late, and fifter of the prefent, Earl of Berkeley; of his feparation from whom, and her fubfequent "Travels" with the Margrave of Aufpica, see our vol. LX. p. 237.—He was a moit indulgent parent, a kind relation, a fteady friend, and a good man. His urbanity of manners, chearful good humour, and conviviality of difpofition, will long be rememhered with regret by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance; while his inflexible mtegrity, and uniformly independent conduct in the Houle of Peers, will be recorded to the latest poiter ty, and may ferve as a bright example to all who follow him. During the conteft relative to the Middlefex election, and at that period of the unfin tunate AmeriCan war when party ran hirheit, he refined the most flattering offers of honours and emolument
In Dublin, in an advanced age, the Hon.
Jument from those in power; and when the
27. At his houfe in Earl-street, Blackfriars, John Hart, efq. He was elected alderman of Bridge Ward Within in 1774; , and ferved the office of theriff in 1775; but his election as alderman of Bridge Ward baving been declared void by de nurrer in the King's Bench, 1776, he was elected alderman of Dowgate Ward in 1777; and principal land coal-meter in 1784. This place, worth near roool. per annum, was nominally given to Alderman Hart (to whom Alderman Pugh was tacitly joined) in 1784, on condition of refigning their gowns (it being agreed that the furvivor thould have the whole). Mr. P. lived but a thort time; and Mr. H. enjoyed the office till his death.
At his brother's houfe at Yelling, co. Huntingdon, in his 73d year, Mr. Rich. Venn.
At Bourn, co. Lincoln, aged 61, Rev. Wm. Young. He had been 30 years minifter of the General Baptift Congregation there.
28. At Barkby, co. Lincoln, in his 72d year, Mr. Ralph Woodcock.
At his mother's houfe in Bucks, James Fisher, efq. of Lincoln's-inn.
Suddenly, Mrs. Barber, wife of George B. efq. of Clock-houfe, near Bradford. She was at the affembly, at the Talbot inn, at that place, and, after dancing but one dance, fat down, and expired in lefs than five minutes.
29. At Newbury, Mr. John Sealy, for merly an eminent grocer in Threadneedle-ft.
At Hoddefdon, Herts, in her 55th year, Mrs. Martha Moore, wife of Wm. M efy.
In his 70th year, Win. Mafon, efq. in the commiffion of the peace for co. Surrey.
Sam. Hoare, efq. many years jerker of the custom houfe at Cork.
30. Mr. John Payne, many years one of the common-council of Breal-street ward.
Mr. John Munn, of the Crown, Barnet. Lately, in Span.th-town, Jamaica, in his 55th year, the Hon. Rofe Herring May, one of the members of his Majesty's council.
At Jamaica, Benj. Alten, efq.-Mr. Rob. Dowfe. Mr. Andrew Bryne.-Mr. John Robertfon. Mr. Myrie, fon of the late Gen. M.-Dr. Fatte.
In Ireland, Edmund Eyre, efq. fon of the late Rev. Archdeacon E. of Lynn, in Norfolk, and nephew to the late B.hop Keene, Lieutenant-colonel of the 64th regiment of foot, and a colonel in the army.
At Cork, aged 31, Mrs. Anne Winthrop, widow of J. W. efq.
At the fame place, Eneas Bury, efq. alderman of that city.
in Perthshire, in a very advanced age, Mrs. Menzies, widow of Capt. James M. and daughter of Lord Menzie.
At Chatham, aged 66, Mr. Daniel Brames, late of the dock-yard there.
At Brompton, near Chatham, Mr. William Elvey, many years a master shoemaker there.
At the fame place, Mr. Broughton, gent. At the fame place, aged 83, Mr. Jn. Lane, one of the people called Quakers.
At Melton, co. Lincoln, Mrs. Stokes, wife of Mr. S. attorney.
At Extoo, co. Rutland, Mr. Jas. Brearly. The banns for his marriage had been publithed juft two days before his death.
Of the hooping-cough, the Hon. Thomas Henry Coventry, youngest fon of Lord Vifcount Deerhurst, born June 30, 1789.
Mrs. Moriand, wife of Rev. Tho. M. of Darlington, co. York.
At Blawith, near Ulverstone, Mr. W. Gibfon. This extraordinary perfon, whose skill in the mathematicks aftonished all who knew him, was a fervant at a little farm-house at the age of 23, and ignorant of the rules of common arithmetick; but, after learning thefe from the children that were taught on an evening, he foon made himself mafter of Euclid's elements, algebra, and fluxions, and could multiply together any number of figures, under 9, by mere strength of memory.
At an alms-house in Monmouth, aged roz, Sarah Price. When about 50, the could not fee without the help of glaffes; but as the further advanced in years, the recovered her fight to fuch a degree as to fee to thread the fmallest needle, till within a few days of her decease.
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affurance of a blessed and glorious admiffion into that reft prepared for the righteous.
in his 82d yer, Robert Herries, efq. of Hall-
banding Lady H. and her sister into her post-
At Warwick, after a long illness, Rev. Mr.
Robert Barlow, ely of Bolton, co. Lincoln; a gentleman who poffetled a comprehenfive view of the utility of public improve ments, and by his known activity and firmnefs promoted thofe which have manifestly advanced the agriculture of the country in general, and the commerce of the town in which he refided.
In Frith-street, Soho, Mr. John Rogers, furgeon, fon of Mr. R. furgeon at Nottingham.
At Thorp-Lee-houfe, in Surrey, fincerely regretted by all who had the happiness of his acquaintance, Jeremiah Waring, cfy. one of the people called Quakers In thole virtues which alone can confer true nobility, none were fuperior; in mental endowments, few were his equals: yet, though to emineatly gifted, modefty and diffidence were diftinguished traits in his character; and it may be justly faid, he was cloathed with humility" as a garment. The tenor of his life, from early 'youth to the clofing hour, afforded a thining example of the "beauty of holiness;" dedicating the talents he had received to the honour and fervice of HIM who gave them. His piety was fervent, devoid of all fuperftition, and evidently that of an enlarged and liberal mind. A tenderlyaffectionate parent; a kind and generous mafter; a warm and faithful friend; to the poor a charitable benefactor; delighting in acts of mercy; alleviating the forrows of the widow; waping away the tears of the fatherlefs; and ever zealous in the promotion of good works. He fuftained the languors of ficknefs and pain with exemplary patience and refigation; and, in the 76th year of his age, calm, peaceful, and without a figh, quitted this tranfitory fcene, with a certain
truly amiable young lady had, for a confiderAt Fulham, Mifs Beata Willyams. This able time before her death, borne a moft fevere and painful illness with pious refignation to the will of God; her principal care feemed for thofe dear relations who furrounded her; the thoughts of parting from them would fometimes bring tears into her eyes, which her own fufferings hardly ever did. Her remains were depofited in a vault built for the purpofe in the church-yard at Fulham, next to the tomb of the late excellent Bishop Lowth, which fpot fhe herself had fixed on. Her elegant and engaging manners, joined to mufical talents, and a voice of a fuperior degree of excellence, particularly in facred mufick, rendered her, while living, the delight of a large circle of friends, and, at her death, an irreparable lofs to her afflicted family. She was the youngest daughter and, on her mother's fide, the was defcended of the late John W. efq. of Paiftow-house, Effex, and a commander in the royal navy; Dinely, of Charlton, co. Worcester. from the antient families of Goodere and
Mrs. Saplard, wife of Mr. S. carpenter, of Enfield.
4. After a long illness, Mr. Lomas, fen.
After an illness of not more than an hour, Eaft India Company ;-and, on the followMr. Bate, who, for a long time past, has been in the employ of raifing recruits for the ing day, his wife died as fuddenly.
Far advanced in years, Mrs. Goodwin, of Stamford, co. Lincoln, at whofe houte the card-affemblies were ufually held.
5. At Nottingham, aged 74, Mrs. Plowman, wife of Tho. P. gent.
Mr. Speediman, of Catherine-street, in the Strand. As he was walking in Long-Acre, about twelve o'clock, he fuddenly fell down ately attended; but his endeavours to restore in a fit, and instantly expired. The body was taken into a houfe, and a phyfician iramedihim proved ineffectual. His fervant, who was fortunately with him, fecured his watch vailing himfelf of the confufion, ftole the ring and money; but fome unfeeling wretch, afrom off his finger.
In Brompton row, Mrs. Grymes, wife of
efq. late an eminent wine-merch. in York.
At her lodgings in Bath, the Hon. Mifs
Sarah Torkington, daughter of James T. efq. of Great Stewkely, co. Huntingdon, and niece of the Earl of Harborough.
mortal honour by their gallantry and good conduct. The General (then a lieutenantcolonel) was feverely wounded there.
Mr. John Rawlinfon, of Red-lion-street, Clerkenwell.
At Oxford, in his 71ft year, univerfally lamented, Sir Richard Tawney, knt. fenior alderman and father of that antient city; over which he prefided three times in the important office of mayor, with dignity to himfelf and benefit to the publick. His conduct as a magiftrate, in the impartial diftribution of justice to the poor as well as the rich, in unwearied attention to, and watchful concern for, every thing that tended either to the honour or profperity of the corporation, will ever endear his memory to all good citizens; and his conduct will be long looked up to by all the members of that respectable body as a perfect example for their imitation. His office of mayor and his life closed within a few days of each other; and it has been much regretted by his friends, that a confcientious perfeverance in the difcharge of the important truft committed to him prevented him from going to the fea-fide, which, under the bleating of Providence, might have helped to fuftain a declining constitution, and enabled him to have fpun out, for fome time longer, a life fo truly valuable to fociety. He was a zealous and steady friend to our prefent happy establishment in church and state; and the author of this little sketch of his life has often heard him exclaim, with great ardour, how thankful he and every Englishman ought to be, that Providence had placed them under fo wife and happy a government. In private life he was a chearful companion; and his friends, who were both refpectable and numerous, ever found at his house a generous and cordial welcome. In a word, his manners, habits, fentiments, and style of living, ferved to convey a juft idea of a plain, honest, hofpitable Englishman; a character which, however eftimable, is, we fear, in the prefent day, almoft become extinct. From great attention and industry in a refpectable and extenfive line of bufinefs, as a public brewer, he acquired a very ample fortune, which he has bequeathed (a few legacies excepted) to his only furviving brother, Edward Tawney, efq. fenior alderman, and now father of the city.
6. At her houfe in South Lambeth, in a very advanced age, Mrs. Ducarel, relict of the late Dr. D. of Doctors' Commons.
In Red-lion-fquare, in his 80th year, Jas. Butler, efq. formerly of Pall-mall.
In Bermondsey-street, aged 48, Jn. Walter, efq. woolftapler.
At Burton, co. Bedford, John Lawfon, efq. At his houfe in Great Queen-street, Weftminster, in his Soth year, Lieut.-gen. John M'Kenzie, colonel-command.ant and adjutant general of the marine forces. He commanded the marines at the capture of Belleifle, in 175, where that corps gained im
7. Mr. Benj. Kirk, of Acomb, co. York. While ploughing in his field, he dropped down and expired immediately.
8. At his houfe in the Minories, Mr. Hen. Birch, dealer in china-ware, and of late infpector and appraiser of china-ware to the East India Company.
Mr. Montague, one of the city-furveyors. Aged 72, Rev. Cha. Batley, rector of Wetherden, and perpetual curate of Hunfton, both co Suffolk.
9. At his houfe in Brompton row, Knightf bridge, aged 72, Bateman Robson, esy. of Hartford, co. Huntingdon, many years an eminent folicitor of Lincoln's-inn.
At Ramigate, Henry Bootefeur, efq. of Billiter fquare.
At her houfe in town, by an apoplectic fit, the Dowager-countefs of Glafgow. Her Ladyship was the da ghter of George Lord Rofs, and was married to the late Earl in 1775. The whole of her own fortune, and fome part of Lord Glafgow's, were fettled upon her as a jointure; fo that the present Earl will find his income confiderably increafed by her decease. She was poffeffed of her large fortune as heiress to a large estate. Her Ladyfhip was alfo poffelfed of every quality that can endear her memory; her friendfhip was as wide as the circle of her acquaintance, and her beneficence as unwearied as its objects were numerous. She was the laft reprefentative of the antient family of Rofs, of Halkhead, in Renfrewshire, who have enjoyed thofe lands ever fince the year I 100. One of her Ladyship's ancestors, Walter de Rofs, was killed at Bannockburn; and, at that time, there were many very confiderable men of that name. An heiress brought the eftate of Melvil, in Mid Lothian, into the family about 110, which they held until the late Lord's death. The firft Lord Rofs accompanied James IV. to the field of Flowden, where he loft his life. James
Lord Rofs fat on the trial of the Earl of Bothwell for being concerned in the murder of Lord Darnley. Willam, the eleventh Lord, was High Commiffioner to the General Affembly in 1704, one of the Commiffioners of the Treafury, and one of the Commiffioners for the Treaty of Union in 1706. The 12th and laft Lord was long a Commiffioner of his Majesty's Customs.
10. Aged 65, Mrs. Lateward, widow of Mr. Jeremiah L. of Cattle ftr. Southwark.
At Sunnyfide, Rear-admiral Inglis. At his houfe in Brown's-fquare, Edinburgh, Sir Rob. Dalvel!, bart. of Binns.
In Brewer-Street, Golden fquare, in his 75th year, Mr. John Royall, many years a glove-m.ker in Panton-itr. Hay-market.
At Earl Shilton, co. Leicefter, Lady Sharp, relict of Sir Win. S. bart, and wife of Mr. Perrott, furgeon, of that place.