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of Sir John Owen, bart. M.P. for the coun had some time ago remitted to France, ty of Pembroke.
and invested in real estate, and about At Cerrigldwydion, Edward Edwards, 10,000 dollars in gold, were found after esq. bigh sheriff of Denbighshire.
his death, deposited in the false bottom of At the Hall, Baglan, T. Jones, esq. a wooden chest, under a quantity of old At Ty Coch, aged 86, John Hughes, esy. cloatbs and rubbish. The extraordinary
TRELAND. At Dubliu, aged 87, Rev. weight of the chest, after its visible conHenry Maxwell, rector of Dromore, co. tents were taken out, excited curiosity, Down, and of Mary borough, Queen's and led to the discovery of the treasure. County.
He has left a brother who is living in At Tully, co. Maye, aged 107, Niebolas France, and has a large family ; to this Garvey, esy. who possessed his mental brother, it was his last request that all his faculties to the last.
effects might be remitted. At Newberry, near Mallow, aged 72, Near York, Pennsylvania, Mr. Michael Lieut.-col. Charles Newman, who com Baird. He was of German extraction, and manded the 8th regt, of dragoons during his father left him a valuable farm of 500 the campaigns in Flanders in the early acres, with some farming and household part of the war of the French Revolution. articles. He kept a tavern many years, He was found strangled in his bed, and married, and raised four children. He kom the investigation it appears tbat the accumulated an immense property, which murderers were his own servants, who he preserved so teuaciously, that he af. bave been apprehended. The booty gain- forded not a dollar for the education of ed by this atrocious act consisted only of his family. He was never known to lay a few bapk-notes, a gold-watch, the Colo. out one dollar in cash for any article he nel's pistols, and the clothes worn the pre- might be in want of; he would do without ceding day. He was a gentleman of the it, or would find some person who would most mild and conciliatory mavners, in barter with him for something he could dulgent to his tenantry, and always ready not sell for cash. He farmed largely, and to relieve the distressed.
kept a large distillery, which he sopABROAD. -- At Marcigny-sur - Loire, plied en irely with bis own grain. He Count de Precy, who commanded the Ly kept a team for the cooveyance of his onese Army in 1793, lieut.-general and whiskey and four to Baltimore, which, commander of the Order of St. Louis. when he could not sell for money at a
At Brussels, Courtois, one of the French price that would suit hiin, he bartered for Regicides.
necessaries for his family and tavern. In At Conches, Normandy, Gen. Turreau, this way he amassed an estate of 400,000 who was for some years French Ambassa. dollars. Such was bis attachment to dor to the United States.
money, that he was never known to lend, At Norfolk, America, P. Forde, a na. or credit, a single dollar to any man. tive of France, well known for his penuri. Upon the best mortgage or other security ous habits, and stroug attachment to the that could be given, he would not lend a precious metals. During a residence in cent. He never invested one dollar in that place of about 20 years, he continued any of the public funds ; neither would in the occupation of a retail grocer, upon he keep the notes of any bank longer the most limited scale; his stock in trade than till he would get them changed. He never exceeded 200 dollars ; yet in this deposited bis specie in a large iron chest, inconsiderable way, he accumulated up until it would hold no more. He then wards of 50,000 dollars! The manner in provided a strong iron - hooped barrel, which he lived may in some degree ac which he also filled. After death his count for an accumulation so dispropor. Strong boxes, “ from whose bourne no tionate to the means he employed. He traveller had ever returned,” yielded denied himself all the comforts of life, 230,000 dollars in gold and silver. The kept no company, and employed no ser cause of bis death was as remarkable as vapts, except occasionally a negro boy to the course of his life. A gentleman from stay in the shop when he went out. One Virginia offered him twelve dollars per room served him for his store, parlour, bushel for 100 bushels of clover seed; bed-chamber, and kitchen; and the whole but he would not sell it for tess than thira expense of his household would be over teen dollars, and they did not agree. The rated at 100 dollars a-year. The acquisi- seed was afterwards sent to Philadelphia, tion of money constituted his only source where it sold for seven dollars per bushel, of enjoyment; for this he gave himself and brought in the whole 500 dollars less up to a life of wretchedoess in other re than the Virginian offered for it. On respects, that he might have challenged the ceiving an account of this sale, he walked compassion of meudicity itself; and be through his farm, went to his distillery, yond this his ideas of happiness never and gave various directions to his people. wandered. About 20,000 dollars were: He then went to his waggon-house, and deposited in thebanko, 15,000 dollars be hanged himself.
thian. About this period the family sus. VOL. LXXXIV. Part II.
tained a great loss in consequence of the P. 678. Sir Henry Edwin Stanhope was destruction by pre of Newbottle Abbey, a the only son of Edwin Francis Stanbope, venerable and antient pile, which recalled esq. cousin of the Earl of Chesterfield, the memory of past ages, the magnificence
and gentleman usher to the Queeo, and of the monastic institutions, and the for . was educated at Winchester College, and mer grandeur in which the House of Lo
afterwards entered at the University of thian was accustomed to live in Scotland. Oxford. He had not been long there, In 1777, while a major general, the mara when evincing an unusual activity of quis was appointed to the command of the mind, he was at the suggestion of the late 1st regiment of horse guards ; in 1782, he Farl of Desborough equipped, in 1768, was promoted to the rank of lieut.-general, for the naval profession ; and, after serv and in 1796 to that of general. Ju 1775 ing three years on the American station, and 1784, he was elected one of the sixs returned home, and took his degree. The teen representative Peers of Scotland; but breaking out of the American war again during the agitation of the Regency ques. called him into active service, on the uon in 1788 and 9, baying voted against .coast of New England, till, being ordered the Ministry, bịs Lordship was dismissed to go on shore at Newport in quest of fiom the command of his regiment of gvards, some deserters, he was taken prisoner by and he has not since been returned to the Americans, and after a close cuisine Parliament. He obtained, however, in ment for several months, found means to 1798, the colonelcy of the 11th light dra. effect bis escape.
lu 1781, he was pro goons. His Lordship married, in 1760, noted to the rank of Post-capiain, by Elizabeth Foriescue, daughter of Chiches, Adipiral Rodney, in the West Indies, and, ter F. Esq. of Dromisken, in Ireland, and from 1782 to 1786, commanded the Mer niece, by the mother's side, of Lord Morocury frigate, on the American station. ington, the grandfather of Marquis Welo He then passed some years in retirement, lesley. By this lady he had issue till 1794; and atter serving in various 1. William, Earl of Ancram, who, in 1793, ships, but without any opportunity of married Laily Henrietta Hobart (wbose acquiring military distinction, he was in marriage with the, Earl of Belipore had 1801, promoted to a flag. In 1805, he was been dissolved by Act of Parliament), by appointed to his last professional emplog. whom he has a family; and, secondly, ja ment, the cominand in the River Thames, 1806, Henrietta, youngest daughter of the at the expiration of which, in 1807, he late Duke of Buccleuch, 2. Charles was advanced to the dignity of a Baronet Beauchamp. 3. Mark Robert, a captain of the United Kingdom. He married in the royal navy, married to the second Peggy, daughter of Francis Malbone, esq. daughter of the Marquis of Antrim. of Newport, Rhode Island, by whom he Robert, a captain in the army, married to bas left Edwin Francis, bis successor, born Miss Roberts. . 5. Elizabeth, married, ja in 1793, and four daughters. The de. 1795, the Hon, Evelyn Pierrepoint Dor: ceased Baronet is said to bare retained, mer, second son of the Sth Lord Dormers through life, a strong relish for literary 6. Caroline Sidney. 7. Mary, Amarried in studies, to which he devoted his intervals 1788, to the Hon. Gen. St. John, and died of leisure. Being desirous of reading the 1791. 8. Leuisa, married, in 1793, Aro Old Testament in the original, he applied thur Atherley, Esq. Since the death of bimself to the acquisition of the Hebrer the Marchioness in 1787, his Lordship has language, “and we have been informed,” resided almost evtirely in the countrys of says the Editor of the Naval Chronicle, late years be fixed his abode at Farnham, in the biographical account of him, (Vol. where he lived in great privacy. The nirXV. p. 101.):“ that he has nearly com tues of charity, benevolence, and good. pleted a Bible with the accented pronun will towards alimeo, were never more como ciation of the proper names, according to spicuous than in the character and babits their derivations from the Hebrew and of this Nobleman, to whom deserving obGreek.”
jects never applied in vain; but his Lorde Vol. LXXXV. Part I.
ship's means were far from being propor. P.93. The Earl of Lothian accompanied tioned to the goodness of his heart. Elliott's Light Horse to Germany, where it P. 179. W. E. Barnes, Esq. edited acquired such high distinction under the Judge Bayley's Treatise on the Law of command of the late Duke of Brunswick, and Bills of Exchange". a book of acknow: afterwards assisted in some of the expedi ledged merit and general use. tions to the coast of France. In 176 1 he was P. 182. Chevalier Bugge was member promoted to the lieut.-colonelcy of the 12th of several Academies of Sciences. He light dragoons; in 1767, in consequence of died at the age of 74 years, after a faishful the demise of his grandfather, be exchang- gervice of 53 under three Soyeceigus., His ed the title of Lord Newboutle for that of merits were particularly conspicuous in Eart of Ancram; and by the death of his the trigonometrical survey of Sealand; and father in 1775, he became Marquis of Lo. he was sent in 1761 to Drontheim to observe
the celebrated transit of Venus, for which intended for his relation, Thomas Malet, purpose the French Government also dis chief justice of the Common Pleas, May patched' astronomers to Lapland. In 1780 31, 12 Car. Il. who probably died before he superintended the new arrangement of the patent was taken out, Thos. Twyadea the observatory of Copennagen in the Red succeeding him June 27, same yeart. In Tower, for which purpose the King gave 1798 he left Bombay, of which he had 7000 rix-dollars; made severalzimportant been acting governor, and returned !o Engdiscoveries and observations, and was sent land, bringing with him the first testi. to Paris, when the French liovernment, monial of respect and attachment that having determined to adopt a new system has ever been transmitted direct from the of weights and measures, solicited all the Peshwa to the East India Company. In Neutral and Allied Powers to depute com September of the year following, he marpetent persons to confer with their own ried Susanna, eldest daughter of Mr. James men of Science respecting the true quan- · Wales, a celebrated painter, who feil an tity of the metre and kilogramme. In untimely and much-lamented sacrifice to 1800 he published an account of his joure the ardour with which he devoted himself ney, containing important information on in the climate of India to the collection of the state of the Arts and Sciences in subjects for his elegant pencil. About the France. This volume was translated into same time Sir Charles endearoured to reEnglish. His principal work was his Ma. establish himself in some of the antient thematics, of which a German translation possessions of his family in Somersetshire, has been executed.
the principal seat of his family ever since P. 185, 1. 5. Kings-end, here mentioned the Norman conquest; but, failing in this as belonging to the Parish of Walthamstov, object, he chose Wilbury-house, with the is situated in a narrow tract of land, called parish and inanor of Newton Toney, in the Slip, which is bounded on the Northern Wiltshire, for his future residence. He and Southern sides by the Parish of Ley has left a family of ten children, of whom ton, on the Eastern by Wanstead, and ou his eldest son Alexander succeeds to his the Western by Hackney. A friend re
title and estates. quests joformation respecting this piece of P. 188. The Rev. Henry Dunnett, A.M. land: he wishes to be informed whether late of Brazer-nose College, Oxford, and there is any record which mentions the curate of Wraxball and Alworth, Wilts, cause of its having been granted to the was a man of deep science and profound Parish of Walthamstow.
erudition, and a much esteemed member P. 185, Sir Charles Warre Malel, Bart. of the College to which he belonged. He F. R. S. and F.S. A. was descended from possessed a heart replete with philanWilliam Lord Malet, one of the great thropy and benevolence; was an early barons who accompanied the Norman and zealous writer against the slave-trade; conqueror in bis invasion of England, and and to his exertions solely, the Asylum for whose family acquired very large posses the Blind at Liverpool owes its existence. sions in various parts of this country. He was a very extensive inoculator for He was eldest son of the Rev. Alexander the small pox amongst the poor; and Malet, M. A. rector of Combe Flory, Somer since vaccination became known, he set, and Maiden Newton, Dorset, and pre- greatly contributed, boil by bis writings bendary of Gloucester, who died Sept. 19, and personal exertions, to its general in1775, aged 71, and is buried in the former troduction. He married a sister of Dr. church. He had two sons and three Belcombe, of York, whom he has left with daughters. Charles was intended for or. eight children. ders; but when 16 had such a desire to go P. 280. Mr. Corbett was a pupil of the to India that his father procured him a celebrated Barry, and has left some ex. writership. He entered into the service cellent memorials of his talents in the of the Company in 1770, and held several portrait line, iu which he was chiefly emoffices of great trust and responsibility. ployed after his return from London to In 1785, in consequence of his knowledge his native city, (Cork.) His portrait of of the languages, he was appointed Ple. the late Dr. M'Carthy, and of Hon. C. H. nipotentiary to the Court of the Peshwa, Hutchinson, late M. P. for Cork, witla or Chief of the Mahrattas, having pre many others, are executed in a masterly viously visited the Great Mogul, and been style. His last performance was a highlycreated one of the Nobles of his Empire. finished likeness of the late Roman Ca. Uuder the patronage of Mr. Boddam, when tholic prelate, Rev. Dr. Maylan, in his governor of Bombay, he is said to have pontifical robes. Mr. Corbett's social disacquired, in about 26 years, not quite position, and foudness of musick, led him 100,0001. The East India Company, in to spend, in conviviality, a great portion reward for his eminent services, procured of that time, which, if devoted to his profor him the baronetage which Charles II. fession, would have secured bim an ample
independence. * See an account of him, with his epitaph, in Hutchins's Dorset, vol. II. p. 254. Hutchinx's Dorset, vol. II. 254,612. Gent. Mag. Suppl. LXXXVI. Part II.
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P. 284. The Rev. John Hey. D.D. was political economy and commerce of the formerly fellow and tutor of Sidney Sus British Colonies in that quarter of the Globe. sex college, Cambridge. Besides several P. 378. W. Bowen, M.D. has bequeathsingle sermons, he published a Poetical ed 2001. to the Bath General Hospital; Essay on Redemption,” 1763; and Lec 2001. to the Casualty Hospital; 501. 10 tures in Divinity, delivered in the Univer the Pierrepoint Street Society; and 501. sity of Cambridge,” 4 vols. 1796-1798. to the Bath Penitentiary:
P. 234. Richard Bevan, esq. of the P.380. The remains of Viscount WentMiddle Temple, was a commissioner of worth were interred in the family vault at Appeals ju the Excise. He was descended Kirkby Mallory, co. Leicester, on the from a younger son of the antient family 27th of April. His Lördship’s death exof Dyffryn, near Neaih ; and was a gen cited the deepest and most sincere re. tleman of great professional talents, and gret not only among his relations, but of general knowledge, particularly in the among all who were honoured with bis history and antiquities of his native coun. friendship and acquaintance. Hewas, betry; an atfectiooate husband, of a very sides being one of the most polite and friendly hospitable disposition, and an in. accomplished nobleineu of the age, pusstructive, entertaining companion. sessed of a very superior knowledge of the
P. 373, The Father of Sir W’m. Young, classicks, and an universal acquaintance the first baronet, was lieutenant-governor with the learned authors. To his numerous of Dominica, where he possessed consi tenantry he was a most generous landderable estates; and his mother was the Jord, and to his domestics and the poor, a daughter of Dr. Brook Taylor, secretary worthy and liberal friend. to the Royal Society. Sir William first P.474. The late W. J. Porier, esq. obtained a seat in Parliament, in 1784, for son of Rev. Thom's Porter, was born at the borough of St. Mawes, for which he Limehouse, March 1, 1764. His father was re-elected in 1790, 1796, and 1802, was, at successive periods, pastor of disand was returned for Buckingham in 1806. senting congregations at Bury-street, St. In the following year, bie was appointed Mary-axe, and Queen-street, RadcliffGovernor of Tobago, where he has ever highway, in London; and afterwards at since resided. He was the author of se Hinckley in Leicestershire, ánil at Norih. veral interesting work. In 1777, he pub- ampton. He was author of a very inte. lished “The Spirit of Athens,” 8vo. which, resting little tract, entitled “ Serious after nine years' study and revision, he re Thoughts on the Birth of a Child." His printed with the tiile of “ The History of mother was a daughter of Commodore Athens, politically and philosophically Boys, well known in the naval history of considered." In 1783 appeared a pamph the country as second mate of the Loxo let from his pen on Gilbert's projected borough galley, which caught fire at sea, amendınent of the Poor Laws, which was and was totally destroyed on the 25th of followed by the “ Rights of Englishmen," June, 1727 *. Mr. Wm. J. Porter, em. -"A Letter to Mr. Pitt on the Subject 'barked at a very early age under the par of Poor and Work-houses,"-"A Speech tronage of his uncle, the late Sir Henry on the Slave Trade," delivered in the
Harvey, in the pavy, and saw a good deal House of Commons in 1791. To'the abo of service in the West-Indies, at the time lition of ihat traffic, Sir William, as might when the French and English feets were be expected of a proprietor of West India opposed to each other, under the admirals estates, was a decided enemy. He also Count De Grasse and Lord Rodney. At prefixed a brief nemoir of Bryan Edwards the close of the American war, Mr. Porto the posthumous edition of the works of
ter was placed in his Majesty's Victual. ubat gentleman, and a life of his respect- ling Office, in which he continued, at Portable progenitor Dr. Brook Taylor, to his mouth and Deptford, until the year 1809; Contemplatio Philosophica. The last pro when the Commissioners for revising the Auction of his pen was “ The West India civil affairs of the Navy having recomCominon Place Book," a work containing mended the abolition of the office which a vast fund of io formation relative to the he held, he retired on a pension granted
* Mr. Boys and 22 other persons escaped in a boal, 16 feet long. 5 feet 3 inches broad, and 2 feet 5 inches deep; but without a particle of provisions or a drop of ** Sliquior of any kind, without mast, sail, or compass, and at the distance of 100 leagues
frum land. From the 25th of June to the 7th of July, they were driven about at the di mercy of waves, and during all tbat time they met with no help. Of their number,
16 were starved to death; the others had eked out a miserable existence by actually Hiving on the dead carcases of their fellow.seomen. Amongst these were Mr. Boys,
who annually passed as many days in religious exercises as the crew had been in disstress, in commemoration of his wonderful deliverance. He afterwards obtained the 3. gank of Captain in bis Majesty's Navy, and at length retired from active service, on
being made Lieutenant-govemor of Greenwich Hospital.
to him for 25 year's services : his supe and was employed during the war in Spain riors bearing bonourable testimony to the in an official capacity in the Peninsula. talent, zeal, and uvimpeachable integrity, Some severe observations made in the with which he had ever discharged the House of Commons, by General Tarleton, duties attached to his station. Of this relative to his conduct, while upon this inestimable man it may be truly said, that mission, led to the publication of a pamfew persons have been more esteemed and phlet by him, under the title of “ Narrespected while living, and in his death rative of Transactions in Spain,” 8vo. few more sincerely, regretted and lameni 1810. ed by his friends.
P.646. Capt. J.G. Hogan was a native of P. 477. The late Rev. Andrew Fuller Rathkeale, co. Limerick, and entered the was in the 620 year of his age, and 41st Russian service at an early age in 1794, by of his ministry. Although he was not fa the invitation and under the patronage of poured with a liberal education (which he bis countryman and kinsman the celebrated always regretted), the talents bestowed Gen. M. Lacy. It was the dearest object on him, cultivaled with diligence, compen
of bis ambition to tread in the steps,' and sated in a great degree the want of those to prove himself worthy of the protection advantages which it might have conferred. and friendship of that great man. He The singular acuteness and success with made the glorious campaign of 1799 in wbich he combated Deism and Socinian. Italy, under Suwarrow, and earned in the ism, in works very generally read and es course of it, by his conduct against the teemed the great variety of his public Enemy in the field, many of the orders cations on duct:inal, experimental, and
with which he died decorated. The numpractical subjects of religion-his exten
ber of wounds he received in the succes. sive, correspondence—and his animated sive actions of that memorable campaign and instructive discourses on his many
soon disabled him for further active serjouruies in different parts of England, vice, and, after some time, obliged him to Scotland, and Ireland, made him more retire altogether from the army. generally known than most men in the P. 382. J. W. Knapp, esq. had since same walk of life. The principal of his his father's death, a period of nearly 30 publications were~" The Calvinistic and years, officiated on the home circuit as Socinian Systems examined,” which went deputy' clerk of arraigns, ali ofńce which through several editions—" Socinianism he filled with such ability as uniforınly indefensible, containing a Reply to two
obtained him the thanks of the Judges la'e Publications, (by Dr. Tonlmin and presiding in the Crown Court. He is sacMr. Kentish,) a pamphlet, 1797—"The ceeded by his brother Thomas George Gospel its own Witness, or the holy Na. Knapp, esq. ture and divine Harmony of the Christian P. 465. The Will of the late Duke of Religion, contrasted with the immorality Brunswick bears date May 5, 1813, in this and absurdity of Deism," 8vo. 1799– country; there are two Codicils, the first • Memoirs of the late Rev. Samuel Penn,” dated as the Will, and the second at 8vo. 1800—" The Gospel worthy of all Brunswick, May 4, 1815. His Serene Acceptation" -" Expository Discourses Highness's property in England is sworu op the Book of Genesis,!' 2 vols, 1806– to be under the sum of 100,0001. Probate “ Dialogues, Letters, and Essays, on va. was granted on the 11th Dec. to the Prince rions Subjects,” 1806—"An Apology for Regent, Earl of Liverpool, and Count the late Christian Missions to India,” in Munster, three of the Executors. The three Parts, 1808. He was the Author of Prince Regent's appointinent is contained many smaller Tracts and single Sermons, in a Codicil; that of the two latter in the and Editor of “ A View of Religions, by Will. A power is reserved of issuing proHannah Adams," with Additions, 8vo. bate to the Right Hon. George Canning 1805; and “ Thornton Abbey, a Series (also appointed by the Will) the other of Leiters, on Religious Subjects, by Mr. Executor. The Duke has bequeathed the John Satchell,” 3 vols. 12ino, 1806. whole of his property here (with the ex
P. 568. Col. P. F. Venault de Char-'ception of a few annuities, as legacies to milly possessed property in St. Domingo, some of his household) to bis two sons, and was one of those who, during the war Carl and Wilhelm, in equal proportions. of the French Revolution, entered into a Much paternal solicitude is expressed connegotiation with a view to the reduction cerning their education, and Mr. Prince, of that island under the authority of Great their tutor, has a bequest of 2001. per anBritain. The manner in which he was num for life, if he continues in that capamentioned by the late Mr. Bryan Edwards, city till they are 21. The Duke directs, that in his History of St. Domingo, occasioned if political events should restore to them his publishing a Refutation of that History their domipions in Germany, they sball, in a quarto pamphlet, in 1797. He after at the age of 16, be sent thither, and inwards obtained rank in the British Army, structed in the laws and customs of their married an English lady of distinction, country, and their rights and duties as