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fourth mate of the York; in wbich voyage the steam-engine, the work of his friend he made several useful surveys on the and contemporary Mr. Watt, of BirmingWest Coast of Sumatra. He returned to ham). His improvement originated as foi. England in October 1775; and, not fully lows: In his first voyage to India, the York, deterınined to continue the service, he re in strong gales of wind on the coast of Su. sumed the command of his own vessel, in matra, having parted her cables, and lost which he was accustomed to make an an all her anchors but one, it forcibly struck nual voyage to America; and the remain his mind that some improvement might der of the year was employed in the coal be made in the manufacture of cordage, trade. Being in London about this time, to prevent a repetition of snch accidents; Mr. Sayer, the cbart-seller, understanding and, after experiencing great trouble, he that he had made surveys of the Sumatra invented a mode for the equal distribution Coast while in the York, wished to give of the strains upon the yaros; he took them publicity ; and, in consequence of out a patent for the same, and erected there being no accurate chart of St. machinery at Mary port, where his endeaGeorge's Channel, requested he would vours were crowned with complete suceess complete his survey of the same ; which in the attainment of his object. The pa. he accomplished, after indefatigable la. tent, however, lay dormant for some time, bour, in the course of the year 1777 ; and the rope-makers being averse to depart its accuracy bas been acknowledged by from their old manufacture ; but, on be. the most distinguished naval characters. ing joined by some respectable friends -In the following year, he was very concerned in shipping, the superiority of earnestly requested by his former patron, Capt. Huddart's patent being fully proved Sir Richard Hotham, again to proceed to by repeated trials, he commenced once India, in a vessel built on the bottom of more rope. maker (though with great'averthe Royal Caplain, wrecked off Pelowar sion to entering into business). Capt. in Dec. 1773. He sailed from the Downs Huddart retired to Highbury-terrace, iu April 27th, 1778, in the Royal Admiral, plentiful, if not opulent circumstances, as chief mate; but the captain dying at honourably acquired, secure in the esteem Portsmouth, he was appointed to the coin. of those friends who were dear to him, and mand, and made four voyages in ber in a the high respect of all who had the pleaperiod of ten years ; during which time, sure of his acquaintance; and closed a he was but twenty inonths in England. life of unwearied utility, after a lingering His time not particularly devoted to the illness of many mouths, in Christian faith duties of the ship while in India, was em aud hope, in the 75th year of his age. On ployed in the usual manner; and he com the 27th of August, his mortal remains pleted a survey of the whole peninsula were deposited in a vault under St. Marfrom Bombay to Coringo. His astrono. tiu's Church in the Strand. In his figure mical knowledge, from the eclipse of Ju. Capr. Huddart was tall and erect, his fea. piter's satellites, enabled him to ascertain tures were regular, and his countenance the longitude of Bombay with more accu. strongly indicative of those powers of mind racy than any former Geographer. — He for patient investigation and rational conquitted the India Company's service in clusion which he so eminently possessed, 1788, and made surveys of the Western blended with an expression of placid be. Islands of Scotland; and was appointed nevolence equally characteristic of that in 1790, by the Trinity House, in a sur amiable simplicity which so strongly envey of Hasbro' Gatt, for the purpose of deared him to those who were incapable placing the lights through that intricate of appreciating his more scientific qualinavigation. In the year 1791, he was fications.-Capt. Huddart married in 1702, appointed an Elder Brother of that cor and had five sols, one of whom only surporation, and also F. R. S. : and few have vives, now residing in Highbury.place; had higher pretensions to these honoura he was formerly a merchant at Leghorn, ble distinctions; for to him (as may be and some time Pro.consul there. Williain collected from the preceding account) the died in the command of the York, at science of Navigation owes many valuable Macau; and Johusoo in Italy, whither he discoveries and improvements, the result went for the recovery of his health; the of much personal fatigue and expensive other two died in their infancy. experiment: the world in general is like. wise much indebted to him for many of WILLIAM ALEXANDER, Esq. the best Maps and Charts extant; and his July 23. Died, of a brain fever, at the knowledge of Mathematicks and Astro house of his uncle at Rocky Hill, near nomy ranked him in the class, if not upon Maidstone, Kent, William Alexander, esą. a level, with the first professors of those F. S. A. and L. S. He was born at Maid. sciences. Of his skill in Mechanism he stone, April 10, 1767; where his father, has left a monumeut in the machinery for Mr. Harry Alexander, fallowed the busithe manufacture of cordage, unrivaled in ness of a coach-naker.
A few of his ear. this or any other Country (if we except lier years were passed at the Grammar.
School of Maidstone, under the Rev. Thos. He was a man of mild and unassuming Cherry, since Head-Master of Merchant manners; rich in the knowledge of Art ; Taylors' School in London : but in 1782, and of uusullied integrity. at the age of fifteen, he quitted his native His remains were interred in the Churchtown for the Metropolis, where he was yard of Boxley, near Maidstone, July 30, sent for instruction as an Artist.
1816. He first studied drawing under Mr. A Portrait of Mr. Alexander was drawn William Parr, of Fountain-court in the by H. Edridge, and engraved by C. Picart, Strand; was afterwards placed with Mr. but was never published. Julius Ibbetson, a landscape-pajuter; and Feb. 27th, 1784, became a student at the
MR. THOMAS TOMKINS. Royal Academy.
Sept. 5. Died, in Sermon-lane, Doctors' In 1792, he was appointed Draughts Commons, after a long and painful illness, man of the Embassy to the Court of China; which he bore to the last with exemplary and accompanied the Earl of Macartney fortitude, in his 74th year, Mr. Thomas to Pekin: where he remained during the Tomkins, the celebrated Penman. Of this Journey to the Northern frontier. He re gentlemian's performances in ornamental turned with the other persons of the Eu writing, it is impossible to speak more ropean suiie in 1794 ; and in the following highly than they deserve. Let it suffice year married Miss Jane Wogan, a lady of to say, that for boldness of design, inex. a respectable family in Wales, whom he haustible variety, and elegant freedom, had the misfortune to lose within a short he is justly considered as having attained time after bis marriage.
the ne plus ultra of the art. Among his : In 1802, he received an appointment as innumerable Works are the following: Professor of Drawing at the newly-formed A transcript of the Charter granted by Royal Military College at Great Marlow; King Charles II. to the Irish Society, couwhich he quitted May 28, 1808, on being taining 150 folio pages. Titles to many appoiuted Assistant Keeper of the De- splendid editions of valuable books; parpartment of Antiquities in the British ticularly Macklin's Bible; Thomson's Museum.
Seasons ; the Houghton Collection of The Drawings which accompanied_Sir Prints, &c. A Transcript of Lord NelGeorge Staunton's Account of the Em sun's Letter announcing his Victory at the bassy to China, published in 1797, were Battle of the Nile : this was engraved and almost exclusively from his pencil. published. Titles to three volumes of
In 1798, he published four Plates of Manuscript Musick, presented to the King « Views
Headlands, Islands, &c. taken by Mr. Linley. Honorary Freedoms preduring the Voyage to China ;” amounting sented to the celebrated Generals and Adto fifty-three in number : and in the same mirals for their splendid Victories in all year completed the Drawings from Mr. parts of the Globe during the last 40 years; Daniell's sketches, which illustrated Capt. framed duplicates of which may be seen Vancouver's Voyage to the North Pacific in the Chamber of the City of London*. Ocean.
Addresses to their Majesties on many The productions of his pencil also orna Public Occasions, particularly from the mented Mr. Barrow's Travels in China, Royal Academy; duplicates of which were 4to, 1804 ; as well as that Gentleman's unanimously voted to be preserved in the Voyage to Cochin China, published in Library, as choice specimens of ornathe'year 1806.
mental penmanship. Mr. Tomkins was In 1805, Mr. Alexander published “The well known and highly respected by Costume of China illustrated in Forty- 'the most eminent British Painters, and eight coloured Engravings,” in quarto ; possessed many choice specimens of their accompanied by explanatory descriptions abilities, which had been mostly presented of Chinese Manners. This work was so to him by the respective Artists. Of Mr. well received by the publick, that he was Tomkins's character, benevolence appears encouraged to bring out another Volume to have been a prominent feature. Never on the same subject, comprising a similar man studied more the happiness of those with quantity of plates and letter-press, which whom he was connected, or laboured more has been but recently published.
assiduously to promote it. His religious Three Volumes of Engravings from the principles were strictly those of the Church Terra Cottas and Marbles in the British of England; and with respect to Civil Go. Museum were published in 1810, 1812, vernment, the King had not a more duti. and 1815, by the Trustees: the Drawings ful subject, nor the Constitution a friend of which were executed by Mr. Alexander; by whom it was more revered.—Mr. Tomand the Descriptions written by Mr. Tay- kivs was the Author of an elegant and inlor Combe, the Keeper of the Departinent of Antiquities. - Previous to his death, * To these exquisite specimens of Ca. Mr. Alexander had completed the Draw: ligraphy we bave recently bad occasion ings for a fourth Volumpe.
to allude; see p. 78. !
structive publication intituled “Rays of The next favour from Mr. Owen, dated Genius, collected to enlighten the Rising June 4, 1816, conveys a very awful proof Generation,” in 2 vols. 8vo: see vol. of the frailty of human nature. LXXVII. p. 338. - A very fine Portrait “Dear Sir, I sit down to perform what I of Mr. Tomkins was painted by Sir Joshua think a much more melancholy office than Reynolds, the last, we believe, which that it would be, had I to inform you of the eminent Painter finished; from which death of poor Mrs. V. Within a short there is a good Mezzotinto by Charles time she has fallen into a most dreadfully Turner. Another good Portrait of Mr. desponding state ; out of which I have as Tomkins, painted by G. Engleheart, and yet found it impracticable to raise her, engraved by L. Schiavonetti, is prefixed to and which is most truly distressing to all his "Rays of Genius.”
around her. Frances Disturnell seems
quite broken-hearted about it. Mrs. Vias MR3. MARIANNE Vias.
imagines, poor soul! that every thing she Io the month of March 1813, the Rev. has done, and now does, is wrong ; and Weeden Butler, lecturer of Brompton, that nothing can preserve her from future published in ihis work (page 198), a very damnation. Whether this sad state of remarkable appeal to general commisera mind proceeds from weakness of body, or tion, in behalf of two as remarkable cha from any other cause, God only knows, racters, Mesdames Palairer and Vias, sis and he can alone remove it. I am in ters. To that interesting appeal we con clined to view it in the light of partial de. fidently refer our readers. In May 1813, rangement. I thought it right not to allow we printed for our friend his very hand you to remain ignorant of these circum. some List of Subscribers, on pecuniary stances; leaving you to exercise your own terms for which he expressed his acknow. judgment as to ihe utility of paying her a · jedgments and thanks. In April 1814, visit. In all probability you wouid have we inserted his account of Mrs. P.'s de. more weight with her than any other percease, in her 94th year.
I am, dear Sir, very faithfully, We have now, with due repetition of re yours,
E. 0." spect, to record the casting off of mortality The crisis of mortality, from various of the last of the Vias race : she never unequivocal symptoms, was evidently and married, and at her time of very protracted rapidly approaching; and, on Friday, existence we believe she could assert with July 12, 1816, Mr. Owen assured his the American Logan, that " no drop of friend Mr. B. of the event: kindred blood flowed in ber veins."
“My dear Sir, I have just had Franees Died at East Sheen Vale, near Mort- Disturnell with me. She came to commu. Jake, on Friday afternoon, July 12, 1816, nicate the tidings of the decease of Mrs. Mrs. Marianne Vias, in her 94th year. Vias, who departed this (latterly to her (She was born on Sunday December 16, afflictive) life, at half past five o'clock in 1722.) Latterly, the Rev. Edward Owen, this afternoon. Her end was perfectly minister of Mortlake, very humanely no. calm; though, as her servant iold me,' ticed the good old lady and her valuable she had suffered very much for the last servant; and from him Mr. B. received a two days. This, I trust, was more appaletter, dated April 9, 1816, “My dear rently than in reality the case, as she had Sir, I have taken my pen this evening that lain during that time quite insensible, neiyou may not be without some tidings be ther taking food nor speaking. Frances yond that of the mere existing of our wor Disturnell seems to be much affected by thy friend, in whorn you take so kind an this event; which is not to be wondered interest; in which I trust I not a little at, considering the time she has lived with participate, if I am any judge of my own Mrs. Vias, and the many acts of kindness feeliogs. I saw Mrs. Vias about a week she has received from the departed. Time, back, and am most happy to assure you however, (which, by bringing to her conthat she appeared surprisivgly well, much sideration the very faint prospect which more active and less deaf than I have remained to poor Mrs, Vias of enjoying known her to be for some time past: she any farther portion of this life, will prove is indeed a wonderful woman; and, as far to her that this is a merciful release,) canas we can form any opinion of other peo not fail to reconcile her to the separation. ple's hearts who scarcely know our own, I desired Frances Disturnell to inform me she seems most enviably endued with the if I could be of any service to her: allow Christian virtues; the great and final re me also to say to yourself, that, if there is ward of which is yet at some distance. any point in which I can be instrumental Do not, I request, fail to apply to me at in promoting your wishes, you will find no all times when you require my assistance one more completely at your command for your friend. It gives me real pleasure than
E. 0." to be so employed. Believe me to remain,
WILL OF MRS. VIAS. dear Sir, very sincerely yours, E. 0." “I, Marianne Vias, by the grace of Gle GENT. Mag. September, 1816.
in possession of my montal faculties, and a
DEATHS. member of the Protestant Reformed Esta.
1815,, AT Ternate, one of the Moblished Church of England, residing in the Dec. 24. lucca isles, Capt. William parish of Mortlake, Surrey, do make this Coleman Carbery, Madras European reg. my last will and testament. Item. I ap commanding officer of the troops there. point Frances Disturnell my sole execu 1816. April 1. At Cuddalore, suddentrix to this my Will: and bequeath un ly, from the rupture of a blood-vessel, to her all my household goods, wearing aged 44, Lieuto-col. H. Roberts, 34th apparel, books, and kitchen utensils, and
reg. youngest son of the late Dr. Roberts, whatever other property I may die possess- provost of Eton College. ed of, to dispose of at her pleasure after July 14. At Summer-bank, Perth, Wm. my decease and the expenditure of the Stewart, esq. of Spoutwells. funeral rites. Sigoed by me, October the July 24. At Kentish-town, Thomas twentieth, 1814. MARIANNE Vias." Sandys, esq. of Eversholt, co. Bedford.
Signed, sealed, published, and declar At St. Martin's hill, near Canterbury, ed by the said Marianne Vias as her last in her 85th year, Mrs. Anne Pyott, relict will and testament."
of the late Thomas Pyoit, esq. She was " Witness, Anne Vaughan, Sloane- only daughter and heir of Charles Pyott, street, Chelsea ; Catherine Griffith, High- esq. and Ange bis wife, who was one of the row, Knightsbridge.”
'three surviving daughters and co-heiresses Amount of money collected by
of sir Richard Sandys, bart. formerly of subscription,
£.668 11 6 Northborne.court, Kent. Expended :
In his 64th year, Alex. Turner, esq. one Rock Annuity, £,320 17 6
of the senior aldermen of Leeds, whereof
573 17 6 Government Do. 253 005
he bad bgen twice mayor. Rem. 94 14 0
Suddenly, after having met several of
bis parishioners on the subject of agistSum total of Rock and Go
ment of tithes, Rev. Alex. Duncan, D.D. vernment payments(deduct
rector of Whalton, and vicar of. Bolam, ing tax) and other money,
Northumberland, received by Rev. W. B. and
July 25. Aged 65, Wm. Smart, esq. paid to Mrs. Vias,from March
of Hackney. 20, 1813, to July 7, 1816, inclusive for these Mr. B. took
July 26. In Highbury-place, Islinge Receipts from Mrs. V. 328 9 10
ton, aged 87, Mary, widow of Thomas
Wilson, esq. All Paid, £.423 3 10 T. Seymour, esq. of Alfred-place, BedN. B. The Government Annuity devolves, now, to the Nominee Frances Dis. In his 58th year, Revell Phillips, esq. turnell, late servant to Mesdames P. and V. of Shiffnall, Salop.
The expences of the good old lady's At Leyburn Grove, co. York, Mrs. Ridsepulture and other incidental ( harges are dell, relict of Ralph Riddell, esq. of greatly relieved by the receipt of Twenty Cheesburn Grange, Northumberland. GUINEAS through the generous agency of July 27. In Crawford street, PortJames Belloncle, Esq. together with the man-square, aged 61, Horatio Mucklow, following note to the Rev. Weeden Builer: esq. collector of his majesty's customs in
“ Dalston, Aug. 12. the port of London. “Dear Sir, I beg leave to apologize for At Kennington, aged 32, Mrs. Harriet not noticing your favour of July 17, in Garden, relict of the Jale Mr. Henry forming me of the death of Mrs. Vias. Garden, late purser of the Marquis Cam. I now take the opportunity of sending 211.' den Indiaman. (See p. 94.) being Mrs. Vias's payment, due in April In his 50th year, Thomas Barker, esq. last; and at the same time to inform you of Asbford-hall, near Bakewell, co. Derby. that I shall send 10 you another payment July 28. In his 45th year, the Rer. about October next: Mrs. V. or her rela. Wm. Gray, M. A. master of the Free tions, being entitled to the same. I remain, Grammar-school, Cheltenham. dear Sir, your obedient servant, J. R." At Calais, in his 75th year, John Pigott,
Such truly humane and liberal conduct esq. of Brockley.court, Somerset, in the needs no comment. -May I be permitted commission of the peace for that county. still anxiously to point my finger towards July 29. In Gower-street, aged 45, the faithful surviving servant and god-daugh. Thos. Garland Murray, esq. ter, F, D.? towards her, who has waited Aged 85, Gen. Count Charles of Eron her aged friends in a menial capacity, bach Schonberg, who had been 68 years withuut wages, and whose inheritance by in the Austrian
service. legacy is little more than worm-eaten lum July 30. At Golden Bank, near Lisber ?.... Yes ! Mr. Urban, God and God's keard, Cornwall, (the residence of ber family will approve the act.
W. B. brother, Major-gen. Eales) aged 51, Mrs. Chelsea, Sept. 4, 1816.
Eliz. Soudy, daughter of the late Wm.
Eales, esq. alderman of shat borough, and
At Bishop Morley's Widows'-college, mother of Lieut. T. Eales Soudy, 5th reg. Winchester, aged 77, Mrs. Grace Robinson, Bengal Native Infantry.
relict of the Rev. Bryan Robinson, late of At Stradelly, Queen's county, M. Dow Holybourne, Hants, whose death is reling, M. D.
corded in vol. LXVIII. p. 87. July 31. At Bristol, James Grueber, Aug. 6. At Tunbridge-wells, aged 32, esq. lieutenant in the 18th Royal Irish. Mr. Benjamin Neale, of St. Paul's Church
Aged 78, Benjamin Cole, esq. of Bath. yard, eldest son of the late James Neale,
In his 56th year, Res. Thos. Blundell, esq. He was a man the energies of whose M. A. rector of Halsall, Lancashire, mind exceeded the physical powers of his youngest son of the late Jonathan Blun. frame; by his death ihe poor have lost dell, esq. of Liverpool. He was for one of their best friends, society one of its merly of Brazenose college, Oxford, most useful members, and religion one of M. A. 1783.
its brightest ornaments. Aug. 1. In Hinde-street, Manches
At Teignmouth, in his 78th ter-square, in his 46th year, Rev. Ed«. year, Philip Langmead, esq. of Hoe Dawkins.
house, Plymouth, in the commission of the At Southsea, C. Bingham Hill, esq. peace for the county of Devon. surgeon of the 2d, or Queen's regiment Aug. 9. At Brighton, Lieut. Arlan Ross, of infantry.
R. N. brother of Col. Ross, 75th foot, and At Cottingham, aged 33, Capt. Cresser, son of the late Gen. Patrick Ross, chief late of the Royal Curnberland militia. engineer at Madras.
Aug. 2. Aged 44, Rev. Raymond E. L. At sir R. Laurie's, bart. near Dumfries, Rogers, vicar of Bishops-Stortford, Herts, Walter Ross Monro, M. D. Jate senior formerly of Oriel college, Oxford.
member of the Medical Board, Calcutta. At Dundee, in bis 87th year, Baillie At Stourton castle, co. Worcester, John Christall, many years postmaster of Thomas Worrall Grazebrook, esq. Stourthat town. He had been well educated, ton castle is remarkable for its baving been and to a strong understanding, added the birth-place of the celebrated Cardinal high independence of mind, and a stern Pole, the relation, but avowed enemy, of impartiality in the discharge of his official Henry VIU. duties. Though the salary of Mr. Christall Aug. 12. By the accidental discharge was very small, yet he contrived by strict of a double-barreled gun (during an execonomy not only to support his family, cursion for grouse-shouting), which caused chi from that source, but to save a instant death, aged 24, Alex. Simpson, esq. competency for his old age, and to leave of Collyhill, Scotland; the last surviving a considerable sum behind him.--Of this child of the late A. Simpson, esq. to whose he has bequeathed 101. to the lofirmary, ample fortune he succeeded about three 101. to the Kirk Session, 101. 1o the Lu. years ago. His literary acquirements natic Asylum, 51. to the Destitute Sick, were considerable ; and he had travelled and 51, to the Female Society.' An ho on the Continent with the view of informning nourable anecdote of Mr. Christall re himself concerniog the mavners and inmains yet to be told. The magistrates are ternal policy of foreign nations. He was patrons of a bursary, consisting of the a warm friend, and a most dutiful and sum of 1941. Ss. Jeft by will by a Mr. affectionate son to a mother who, after Brúce ; the interest of which to be always having lost all the other branches of a applied in educating one pupil of the name numerous family, had her affections and of Bruce. In 1773, this bursary being hopes entirely centered in him.' Young vacant, and no one qualified applying for as he was, and apparently to see many it, Mr. Cbristall was advised to take it for days, he had arranged his affairs, and in his late son Peter, then a youth ; and he his arrangement, it is said, was not unaccordingly received the proceeds for the mindful of the necessities of the indigent : two years (1773 and 1774) being 171. 10s. so that the poor, and the publick in general, But this sum be ordered in December last will have reason to respect bis memory. to be repaid to the patrons, with 41 years Aug. 15. Ai Windsor, in his 48th year, interest, amounting to 351. 175. 6d. ;-in Capt. John Kirkpatrick, of the East India all 531. 7s. 60.
Company's ship the Henry Addington. EnAug. 3. At Newnham, co. Gloucester, in deared as he was to a numerous class of bis 70ih year, Francis Lawson, esq. many respectable friends by his liberal and geyears an acting magistrate for the counties nerous sentimer.ts, it will be soothing and of Gloucester and Worcester,
gratifying to their feelings that his memoAt Brownstown, co. Kildare, the eldest ry should be recorded with the notice it daughter of the late Sir James Tynte, bart. merils. He was descended from a colla
Aug. 5. At Bailey-ball, Herts, while teral branch of the Kirkpatricks of Cloorop a visit to his wife's brother, aged 53, bura, Dumfriesshire. Left early io life an Col. George Maddison, of Partney, co. orphan, he received, from a noble-minded Lincoln, late of the 65th regiment. friend of lais deceased father, the tender