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in this way from the days of Sir Robert Walpole, beyond the time of William Pitt the second, bearing on his back the mighty results of their labours, poor old John, who was as important in his own conceit as any Statesman in his time, may lay in his claim also for his share of re


The wife of Mr. King, of Cranhill, near Wantage; and on the following night, Mr. King, her husband.

At York, aged 88, the Dowager Lady Vavasour. She was a lineal descendant of the ancient family of Vavasour, of Spaldington, Yorkshire, a younger branch of the house of Hasselwood.

Jan. 10. At W. Sturch's, esq. of Southampton-row, Bloomsbury, Helen, eldest daughter of Rev. G. V. Sampson, rector of Errigal, in the diocese of Derry.

In Old Palace-yard, Westminster, aged 83, Mrs. Anne Lloyd, only surviving dau. of the late Rev. Dr. Pierson Lloyd.

George Helder, esq. of Euston-square. In his 85th year, Peter Cherry, esq. of Gloucester-place, New-road, and of Pilstie, Essex.

In bis 72d year, Mr. Matthew Brown, late of St. John's-square, Clerkenwell, printer. He was the only son of Mr. Robert Brown, many years a printer in Windmill-court, West Smithfield. Both the father and the son were respectable in their profession; and from their presses have been issued many good and correct editions of the Greek and Roman Classicks. Mr. Robert Brown was Master of the Company of Stationers in 1777; and died in 1781. Matthew had been a Liveryman of the same Company more than 50 years; and was much esteemed by those who intimately knew him. He was modest and unassuming; and occasionally exhibited a vein of pleasantry and wit. Sorry are we to add, that his efforts in business were not so successful as could have been wished. Yet his latter days were cheered by the kind regard of some of his oldest friends; by the endearing solace of five dutiful and affectionate children; and he had the satisfaction of having been selected as a proper person to enjoy an annuity of 30%. bequeathed by Mr. Bowyer to be given to a learned printer, under the sanction of the Company of Stationers.

Of the gout in his stomach, Lieut.-gen. Floyd, colonel of the 8th dragoons, and governor of Gravesend and Tilbury.

At Lisbon, in his 94th year, his Excellency the Baron de Lebzeltern, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from the Court of Vienna to that of Portugal, and which character he had sustained with honour in that country, during the long period of fifty-two years. The interment, which took place on the Sunday following, in the church of St.

John Nepomucene, was performed by torch light, and the ceremony was grand and impressive. The whole of the corps diplomatique, and many of the principal nobility and officers, attended. His Excellency the Duke of Cadaval, and his brother, together with the representatives of the repective Courts of Spain, England, France, and Denmark, supported the pall. Their Excellencies, the Delegate from the Holy See, and Marshal-general Beresford, also assisted. The whole was conducted with magnificence and solemnity, under the superintendence of Count Heury de Boubelles, chief secretary to the Austrian Legation.

Jan. 11. In Princes-street, J. Shaw, esq. son of the late Dr. Shaw, of Russell.sq. In Devonshire-place, the wife of Gen. Morse.

In Belgrave-place, in his 65th year, Ensign W. Silk, who had been in the army upwards of 50 years.

In her 80th year, Sarah, wife of James Delagal, esq. of Hackney.

At Walworth, aged 74, Mrs. Judith Thompson, only surviving sister of the late Rev. Seth Thompson, of Kensington.

In her 72d year, Martha, wife of Worthington Brice, esq. of Bristol.

At Bradford, co. York, whilst on a visit, Mr. Bacon, of the firm of Mander, Bacon, and Co. Wolverhampton.

At Dublin, Rev. Dr. James Vince Miller, of Prospect, near Black Rock. Jan. 12. In her 80th year, Anne, wife of Richard Thornton, esq. of St. John's, Southwark.

At her son's, in Brunswick-square, in her 86th year, Mrs. Gooch.

In his 65th year, whilst at tea, Mr. John Skirven, of Ratcliff Highway, printer.

At the Parsonage, Dudley, Alfred, youngest son of the Rev. Dr. Booker, vicar of that parish. So sudden was the death of this engaging child, that, when stricken, he was asleep; and, just before, had been playfully smiling at those around him. Too pure for earth, his spirit fled

To those bright realms above;
Where sorrow's tears are never shed,
But all is joy and love.

Jan. 13. At her son-in-law's, S. Wadeson, esq. of King's-road, Bedford-row, in her 89th year, Mrs. Spiller, relict of B. Spiller, esq.

Anna, youngest daughter of Thomas Allingham, esq. of Chelsea.

After the rupture of a blood-vessel, in her 18th year, Emily Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Richard Bignell, esq. of Middleton Stoney, co. Oxford.

At Clynderven, Pembrokeshire, in her 62d year, Mrs. Harding, wife of J. Harding, esq.

At an advanced age, Randall M'Donnell, esq. of Dublin.


Jan. 14. Aged 61, Phoebe, wife of J. Jackson, esq. of Silver-street, Clerkenwell. At Beckenham, Kent, in his 85th year, Joseph Cator, esq.

At Bath, exactly one month after the decease of Anue his wife, in his 43d year, Richard Henry Stovin, esq. of Witherne, co. Lincoln.

Jan. 15. In South Audley-street, aged 69, Alexander Brodie, esq..(father of the Marchioness of Huntley) late of Arnhall, co. Kincardine. He has died possessed of a handsome fortune, honourably acquired in India, from whence he returned It will of course go to many years ago. the Marchioness of Huntley. His beauti. ful house and estate in the county of Kincardine, called the Burn, was lately purchased by Mr. Shand, of Jamaica, at the price of 70,000/. It was formerly the property of Lord Adam Gordon, the uncle of the Duke of Gordon; and, in point of picturesque scenery, is one of the most diversified and romantic places in Scotland. Charlotte, wife of A. P. Cumberbatch,


At Richmond, Surrey, in his 45th year, Edward J. Collins, esq.

At Bath, Mrs. Leman. She was the daughter of Wm. Nind, esq. barrister-atlaw, of Beaufort-buildings, London. In 1796 she married Rev. T. Leman, then Chancellor of Cloyne.

Griffith Jones, esq. of Cardigan, late of Calcutta.

Aged 32, Mary Deborah, wife of Grey Jermain Cooper, esq. of Staple-hall, near Fenny Stratford, Bucks.

Jan. 16. In Soho Square, in his 88th year, E. Bowman, esq. one of his Majesty's justices of peace for Westminster.

At Hammersmith, A. B. Turnbull, esq. in the prime of life, after a long and painful illness. For about eight months previous to his illness he edited the Public Ledger. He was conversant with most of the ancient and modern languages, and possessed an excellent understanding, with a generosity of disposition far above his means. A perfidious friend had led him into pecuniary embarrassments, which he was for many years unable to remove, and which, with an increasing family, preyed upon his mind, and probably contributed to injure his health. Such is the fate of ill-placed confidence; the man in question having received essential favours from him. We regret to say that Mr. Turnbull has left an amiable widow and four small children in such circumstances as forcibly to appeal to the feelings of all who knew him. At Windsor, Cordall Powail, esq. first clerk of his Majesty's spicery.

At Netherton, co. Worcester, William Watts, esq.

At Ballinrobe, Maj. Chapman, 3d drag. guards, eldest son of Mr. T. Chapman, of Putney.

Jan. 17. Mr. J. Swan, jun. late printer of the Statesman.

At Higham Hill, Walthamstow, in his 60th year, John Branton, esq. late of Aldersgate-street.

Aged 68, Robert Hudson, esq. of Tadworth-court, co. Surrey.

Jan. 18. Aged 36, the wife of Mr. A. Hall, solicitor, Coleman-street, and daughter of R. Liddell, esq. of Leith, North Britain.

At Mrs. Dyneley's, Bloomsbury-square, Lieut.-col. Baynes, assistant deputy adj.gen. R. A.

At Langford, near Bristol, Philippa, wife of Charles Wathen, esq. of Camberwell, Surrey, and daughter of the late Rev. Charles Lee, of Bristol.

Jan. 19. The wife of Symons Trickey, esq. of Upper Charlotte-street, Fitzroy


Jan. 21. At Hillingdon, in her 56th year, Elizabeth, wife of Caleb Atkinson, esq.

In Harley-street, Cavendish-square, the wife of J. Teasdale, esq.

Jan. 22. Aged 69, the wife of John Wyatt, esq. of Hatton Garden.

At Bristol, Mrs. Wright, relict of the late Mr. Matthew Wright, banker.

Jan. 23. Aged 64, Mr. Edward Terry, of Clapham Common.

Jan. 24. At Islington, in his 69th year, Mr. J. Powell, who had officiated as clerk of the parish upwards of forty-six years.

At Feltham vicarage, Middlesex, in his 79th year, Rev. A. Kilgour, D. D. many years vicar of that place.

Jan. 26. At Bridgnorth, co. Salop, Thomas Head, esq. who had been for many years in the Custom-house in the Port of London, where, through his own assiduity and strict attention to the duties of his office, together with a comprehensive mind on the subject of that branch of the public reveuue, he became landsurveyor, This situation he held but a short time; his health declining through the constant fatigue and bustle of the office, obliged him to seek an asylum of retirement and quietude in his native air, where he has resided several years, but in an apparently languid state. was at length seized with a pulmonary complaint, against which the effects of medicine proved of no avail, and he sunk with resignation to the will of Heaven at the age of 58.


*** A Tribute to the Memory of the Rev. Dr. CHARLES BURNEY in our next.


Vol. LXXXI. Part II. p. 590. A tombstone has lately been erected in the Church-yard of Prestonkirk, East Lothian, upon which the following lines are inscribed:

"Beneath the stone are deposited
the mortal remains

of the late ANDREW MEIKLE,
Civil Engineer at Houston Mill,
who died in the year 1811,

aged 92 years.

Descended from a race of ingenious Mechanicks, to whom the Country for ages had been greatly indebted, he steadily followed the example of his ancestors; and, by inventing and bringing to perfection A MACHINE

for separating Corn from the Straw (constructed upon principles of Velocity, and furnished with fixed Beaters or Skutchers), rendered to the Agriculturists of Britain, and of other Nations, a more beneficial service than any hitherto recorded in the annals of antient or modern science."

Vol. LXXXVII. Part I.

P. 476. b. Martin Drolling was born at Bergheim, near Colmar, 19th Sept. 1752; and was early distinguished for his great taste for drawing; and, in order to improve himself in this art, he went to Paris, with a view of working under the ablest masters, and studying the best models. He first became a portrait-painter, in which 'class he succeeded well, many portraits bearing his name, and obtaining great success. The penchant of Mr. Drolling attracted him towards the imitation of nature; this sentiment of truth, the first germ of talent, was seconded by the sight of some little Dutch pictures. Struck with the natural manner in which fami liar subjects were represented in these paintings, he attempted to imitate them. His first efforts were successful: and he continued to improve in this class till his death, insomuch that his last picture was perhaps his master-piece. Correct in his design, faithful in his colouring, his touch firm and animated, yet free; his choice of persons, though taken from common life, never contained any thing ignoble; such was the general outline of his talent. The productions of his pencil have always been much esteemed by amateurs: the Charitable Lady, the Confessional, the Milkmaid, the Foreign Merchant, the OrangeVender, and the School-Mistress, will ever occupy a distinguished place in the finest collections.

He died at Paris, in April, 1817, in the sixty-fifth year of his age; but he has left a lasting memorial of his genius and talents in his works, which will be esteemed as long as taste remains, and

we shall hereafter speak of a Drolling, as we do now of a Gerard Dow,

Vol. LXXXVII. Part II.

P. 184. b. The Rev. John Fawcett, D.D. was the author of several theological works, among which were learned and practical annotations on the Bible, a work only finished towards the close of his useful and laborious life.

P. 189. a. The books of all the charitable institutions of Bath record the public bounties of Winthorp Baldwin, esq.; but his private donations far exceed them in amount: his life appeared prolonged on purpose to do good; and the full possession of his faculties to his last hour enabled him to perform it with as much discretion as liberality.

P. 376. a. Eyles Irwin, esq. was formerly of the East India Company's civil establishment at Madras, and for many years one of its ornaments: he was approved in every station, and in the fulfilment of every duty confided to him. The late Earl Macartney, at a crisis of peculiar exigency, appointed Mr. Irwin a member of the committee instituted by his lordship for the management of the territory and revenues of the Carnatic; and afterwards entrusted to him the care and administration of the important provinces of Tinnivelly and Madurah, and the arduous task of negociating with and conciliating the Poligar chiefs. This refractory tribe were nurtured in arms, and, by the oppressive exactions of the Nabob's managers, were habituated to the use of them; they had been accustomed to yield only to military coercion, until Mr. Irwin, by a just and lenient system of conduct, which sought its object only in the plain and simple path of integrity and candour, completely won their confidence. To use the words of the Committee, "no force was required in the district to overawe the Poligar ;" and their confidence in the Company's justice was such, that a single message drew the most powerful of them from their woods to pay their tribute, or give any other proof of obedience that was demanded they protected the property of the Government and of the husbandman, paid the stipulated tribute, with the greatest part of their fixed balances, and in less than two years the Company had received nearly half the sum of the Nabob's collection in eighteen. Soon after the restoration of the country to the Nabob, Mr. Irwin returned to Europe; and a narrative of his voyage up the Red Sea to Suez, and of his journey over the Deserts, was published by him in 1787, in a series of let. ters, containing a great deal of interest

ing information respecting the countries through which be bad travelled, given in an elegant and perspicuous style. The Court of Directors of the East India Company, in testimony of their sense of his services, and of his uniformly upright conduct, granted Mr. Irwin a considerable pecuniary donation; and in the year 1792 they appointed him, and two other gentlemen of high reputation and approved services, as a Committee for the regulation of the Company's affairs in China, from whence he returned in 1794. The remainder of his days were passed in retirement, and devoted chiefly to literary pursuits-which were far more suited to his taste and the temper of his mind than

the bustle and agitations of public life; for, although fitted to adorn any station in which success could be commanded by respectable and cultivated talents, unwearied zeal, and inflexible integrity, Mr. Irwin possessed but little of what is called knowledge of the world. With warm affections, and great sensibility, he united a guileless, and almost infantine, simplicity and singleness of heart; and these predominant features of his character so much endeared him in private and domestic life, that, if it could be said of any man, it might be said of him to whose memory this tribute of affection is paid, that he never lost a friend, nor made an enemy.


Part I. p. 273. a. 1. 10 from the bottom, for Norfolk, read Suffolk.

P. 316. a. l. 17, for 39, read 28 houses. P. 317. a. 1. 25, for it was, read the great tithes were.

P. 396. b. l. 2. from the bottom, for instituted Nov. 15, 1723, read presented, in 1761, on the death of his father, who had been Vicar of this Parish 38 years. P. 397. a. 1. 10, read Joseph Lane. P. 510. 1. 21, read Hopson.

P. 511. 1. 19, read 9 Geo. I. P. 546. a. I. 26, read Barnewalls. PART II. p. 12, b. lines 17 and 19 from the bottom, read Brompton Brian.

P. 88. 1. 4 to 6 from the bottom, dele the whole paragraph, it being erroneous, and is rectified by the next following article, page 88-89 (both of Miss Mary Anne Moreton).

P. 89, a. l. 44, read Belem.

P. 91, b. l. 21, 22, read Pellegrin Treves. P. 135, a. l. 30, read 1706. (Q. Anne having begun to reign in 1702).

P. 162, a. 1. 29, read affect.

P. 270, b. 1. 28 from the bottom, read Brentwood.

P. 306, a. 1. 3 from the bottom, read Tivetshall.

P. 318, a. l. 21, read no.

P. 326, a. l. 29, read Charles (Churchill the satirist).

P. 358, a. l. 6, read 1812 (Limerick Mail robbery).

P. 376, a. l. 20, after King's County insert Ireland.

P. 452, a. l. 36, read Lady J. Thynne. P. 473, b. l. 6 from the bottom, read Fornham.

P. 478, a. 1. 24, read p. 464.

P. 628, a. eight lines from bottom, for O'Ceden, read Okeden.

METEOROLOGICAL TABLE for January, 1818. By W. CARY, Strand. Height of Fahrenheit's Thermometer.

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847 Kent


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73 937 640 029
85 600 041
89 600
87 000 043 1127
600 038 323

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Somerset 94 1100
Monm. 94 7100
Devon 96 500
Cornwall 92 1100 045

Dorset 88 300 044 026 848 0
Hants 89 1000 043 525 1145 3

PRICE OF FLOUR, per Sack, January 26, 75s. to 80s.

OATMEAL, per Boll of 140lbs. Avoirdupois, January 17, 33s. 5d.
AVERAGE PRICE of SUGAR, January 21, 49s. 54d. per cwt.

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Farnham Ditto......... 281. Os. to 351, Os.

Kent Pockets ......... 261. Os. to 31.

St. James's, Hay 41. 12s. 6d. Straw 21. 8s. Od. Clover 51.0 s. Od.--Whitechapel, Hay 57. 1 s. Od. Straw 21. 5s. Od.-Clover 6l. 10s. Od.-Smithfield, Hay 5l. 2s. 6d. Straw 21. 2ŝ. Od.



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Newcastle 31s. 6d. to 44s. Od. Sunderland 30s. Od. to 38s. 9d.
Clare Marketf0s. Od. Whitechapel 4s. 8d.
CANDLES, 12s. per Doz. Moulds 14s. Od. ·

COALS, Jan. 26:
TALLOW, per Stone, 8lb. St. James's 4s. 84d.
SOAP, Yellow, 98s. Mottled 108s. Curd 112s.

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