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Rev. R. Gilbert, r. of Setrington, Yorkshire; ley, Esq., of Clapham, Surrey ; Rev. J. T. Rev. W. Fletcher, Head Master of the Gram- Round, B.D., r. of St. Runwald's, Colchester, mar School, Derby, to Hannah Maria Jane, to Louisa, second d. of the Rev. G. F. Barsecond surviving d. of J. Bainbrigge, Esq., of low, M.A., T. of Burgh, and of Sotterley, that place ; Rev. R. H. Wall, of Islington, to Suffolk; Rev. C. H. Barham, r. of Barming, Miss' E. Gray ; Rev. S. Massy, B.A., of Kent, tó Elizabeth Maria, only d. of the late Hawton R., Nottinghamshire, to Miss Hey- W. B. Ince, Esq., of Nahutty, near Calcutta ; wood, of Upton Cottage, Yorkshire ; Rev. J. Rev. H. Cotterill, Fellow of St. John's Coll., B. Atkinson, r. of Kingston, Isle of Wight, to Camb., to Anna Ísabella, eldest d. of J. ParnJane, d. of the late J. Johnston, Esq., of Kin- ther, Esq., late of Jamaica ; Rev. R. Forcardine ; Rev. G. M Drummond, of St. sayth, of Whitchurch, Hants, to Frances Mark's Chapel, Portobello, to Georgina, third Jane, d. of the late T. Baynton, Esq., of d. of J. Brougham, Esq.,

of Stobars ; Rev. J. Clifton; Rev. C. Rawlins, to Charlotte Hill G. Cumming, of North Rimcton, Norfolk, to Rickards, youngest d. of the late G. Rickards, Miss A. c. Beckham, of Barmouth; Rev. J. Esq., of Piccadilly; Rev. J. Statham, of E. Bates, P. C. of Stratton Audley, to Ellen Amersham, Bucks, to Louisa Maria Berkin Susan, youngest d. of J. Carleton, Esq., late of Meackham Lisle, second d. of the Rev. Dr. Dublin; Rev. J. Cross, v. of Merriott, So- Lisle, r. of St. Fagans, Cardiff, Wales. merset, to Anne, youngest d. of the late S. Had


The " Events" are collected from the public papers, except where private correspondents are so

good as to send more authentic accounts, which are always marked “From a Correspondent."


ance of the clergy and several gentlemen, IRISH CLERGY.-His Grace the Duke

formed a society for building chapels in of Bedford has written to the committee

those districts.- Chester Chronicle. for the relief of the distressed Irish clergy,

IMMANUEL Church, OSWALDTWISLEinforming them that his grace cannot con

On the 1st of January the first stone of the sent to his name appearing on the list of

above church was laid by the Rev. W. K. subscribers for their relief.-Bedford Cor.

Tatam, A.M. Among the subscriptions respondent of the Northampton Herald.

received for building this church the

Bishop of Chester has obtained from the BUCKINGHAMSHIRE.

Chester Diocesan Society 8001. towards On Thursday, Jan. 7th, a sermon was endowment. The Archbishop of Canterpreached at Buckingham, for the benefit of bury has subscribed 50l., and Sir Robert the Irish Clergy, by the Rev. Walter Far- Peel has given the site, and a donation of qubar Hook, in which he gave an able and 1501.-Ibid. concise view of the Irish church from its earliest period. The sermon has been

CORNWALL, printed, at the particular request of many A richly-chased, and very valuable who heard it. A collection was after- silver coffee-pot was presented last week, wards made, which amounted to upwards at a public dinner, by the inhabitants of of 601., and this sum has been increased the town and parish of Redruth, Cornwall, by subsequent subscriptions. — Oaford (where the enemies of the church are exPaper.

tremely numerous,) to the Rev. Dr. TanThe Rev. Charles Townsend, of Milton

cred, as a memorial of their esteem and reHouse, has, with his usual benevolence,

spect.--Ereter Gasette. distributed among the poor of the parisbes

On Tuesday, Jan. 19th, a most respectof Great and Little Milton and Ickford,

able and influential meeting of gentlemen twenty-six fat sheep and two fat hogs.

of conservative principles assembled at Ibid.

Truro; C. Carlyon, Esq., chairman ; when CHESHIRE.

resolutions were agreed to for the purpose SOCIETY FOR ERECTING CHAPELS IN

of establishing a Protestant Conservative Cheshire.-Our esteemed diocesan, with Association. Å Protestant and Conservaa view to increase the spiritual instruction live Association has also been establisbed of the inhabitants of the agricultural dis- for the hundred of West Penwith.-Westtriets in this county, bas, with the assist- ern Luminary.


The inhabitants of the parish of WivenOn Friday, January 15th, a numerous

hoe bave lately presented to the Rev. M. meeting of the gentry and clergy residing Dawson Duftield an elegant silver teain the southern division of the county was

service, consisting of a tea-pot, coffee-pot, held at the King's Head Inn, Derby, for

cream ewer, sugar basin, tongs, and the purpose of alleviating the distressed waiter, in token of their regard, and in state of the Irish clergy. °A. N. E. Mos acknowledgment of his assiduous performley, Esq, the high-sheriff, was in the

ance of the duties of his ministry. This cbair. A large collection was made on

is the second piece of plate he has rethe spot. - Derbyshire Courier.

ceived from the scene of his late labours;

a silver cup, purchased by a penny subDURHAM.

scription among the poor inhabitants and The Dean and Chapter of Durham, in the children of the National Schools havconjunction with Mr. Townsend and Mr. ing been presented to him after his fareDouglas, prebendaries of the cathedral, well sermon.-Ibid. have recently, with the consent of the

GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Bishop of Durham, augmented the perpetual curacies of Heworth and Jarrow,

The following letter, very honourable to by grants of property of the annual value the writer, has been received by the Lord of 1261.-Durham Advertiser.

Bisbop of Gloucester, enclosing a five

pound note, wbich has been added to ESSEX.

the subscription for the distressed Irish MEETING AT ROM FORD FOR THE RE: clergy :LIEF OF THE IRISH CLERGY.-The “ Essex

" To the Right Rev. the Lord Bisbop of Standard,” of Saturday, Jan. 9th, gives

Gloucester, Palace, Gloucester. the following remarks, made by Major

A dissenter, of small income, begs to Anderson, one of the speakers on that oc.

enclose to your lordship a trifle for the casion :

Irish clergy, in the hope that every disTo give some idea of the distress to

senter in the kingdom will cheerfully conwhich these worthy men are at present reduced, and the privations and sufferings this cause of Christian charity and bro

tribute (according to his several ability) to they are now enduring, and which, unfor.

therly love. tunately, is only one of many similar “ Dec, 22, 1835.” scenes that could be described, I will read the following, which is given on the au

A subscription has been entered into, to thority of a bighly respectable gentleman, offer a suitable token of affection and rewho says, -" The unfortunate clergy of spect to the Rev. George Christopher this province (Armagh) are at present in Hayward, M.A., who is about to leave the a state of the most unparalleled distress.

curacy of Avening, in Gloucestershire, Some families are literally starving. I have

where he bas constantly resided in the the pleasure of knowing some of them.

efficient discharge of every duty connected

with his sacred office for many years.They are men of the most exemplary cha

Gloucester Chronicle. racter, and of the highest literary attainments. Several are in full orders, and who

HAMPSHIRE. are obliged to labour with their sons and (From a Correspondent.) The National daughters on a few acres of rented ground Schools at Lymington, for the education to support a miserable existence. Some of children in the principles of the church of their children I have lately seen with- of England, having been bitherto carried out either shoes or stockings, and whose on in very incommodious rooms, bired for parents, as well as themselves, are exist. the purpose, Mrs. St. Barbe, (a widow ing upon eleemosynary kindness of their lady, inhabitant of the town,) à zealous neighbours, being actually fed as paupers member of the established church, with a from house to house ; others subsist only spirit of liberality which does ber infinite by what is voluntarily sent them by the credit, presented a piece of ground every Catholic peasantry of their own parishes. way suitable for the site of schools capable Many there are, I regret to say, who of affording accommodation for four hunrealize, in their experience, all that can dred children of both sexes; and also, at rend the heart of a human being, who ber sole expense, erected two dwellingsound the very depths of heartfelt wretch- houses for the master and mistress. The edness, and to whom bodily misery, or school-rooms, adjoining the houses, bave present destitution, is the least keen of been built by means of a public subscripthe evils they endure unshrinkingly and tion, and were opened on the 11th of silently."


so far en

The Dean and Chapter of Winchester the attack upon their property has been have manifested their accustomed libe carried on.- At a meeting recently held rality hy directing 1100 bushels of coals in Liverpool, the Rev. J. Lyons brought to be supplied to the poor of the city and forward a letter of a remarkable nature : suburbs of Winchester.

Mr. Lyons prefaced the introduction of The iubabitants of Basingstoke, assem- the letter by observing——“I would beg bled at a public meeting, have resolved to now also to read to you a letter I have reassist such of the poor belonging to that ceived within the last few days from a parish as are willing to emigrate, with the dignitary of the Irish Church, of rank and means of so doing. The time for appli- influence in that country, and who is well cation is limited to the 15th of February; known to many individuals present.

He and parties may choose any of the British writes thus :colonies, or the manufacturing districts of A respectable farmer, a Roman catho. England for their future abode.

lic, witb wbom I had formed an acquaint

ance, and whose mind was LANCASHIRE.

lightened as to see the errors of popery, A most gratifying tribute of respect bas but who had not the courage to stand the been paid to the Rev. Wm. Dawson, the persecution that always follows the public curate of Royton, on bis leaving that place retraction of them, determined at last to for the incumbency of Rampside, near dispose of bis property in this country, Ulverstop. The inhabitants invited Mr. and retire to America, where he could Dawson to a public dinner, on Wednesday profess what system of religion he liked evening, the 6th instant, at the Spread without suffering for it. On the day beEagle Inn, on which occasion they pre- fore he left the country, he came to me, sented bim with a splendid silver cup; and, after regretting the necessity of our and the Sunday-school teachers at Royton separation, said, Now, I am going have presented the same gentleman with to tell you one thing, which, if it was a beautiful and costly portable silver com- known I bad informed you of, I should not munion service, in testimony of their great bring my life with me to the ship.' I regard for bis valuable services to that in- begged of him not to tell me ; but he said, stitution. To sbew the influence of the 'Your kindness bas been so uniformly pastor, and the attachment of the flock, it shown to me, that I could not leave the need only be stated, that through the in- country for ever without giving you inforstrumentality of the former, nearly 1000l. mation that intimately concerns you and have been voluntarily subscribed by the the parsons, as they call the clergy of the inhabitants, and usefully expended in south. He commenced in nearly the fol. effecting improvements connected with lowing words, and added, "You may the established church in the village of make what use of it you like, after I am Royton, during the twelve years of Mr. gone. If the emancipation bill bad not Dawson's ministry there.—Manchester passed the lords, (this occurred in the Courier.

autumn of 1829, and we had not the On Friday, the 1st of January, the slightest idea that the lords would have teachers of the sabbath-schools connected been so foolish as to pass the bill,) there with St. Andrew's Church, Ramsbottom, was to have been a general stoppage of presented to their mucb-esteemed and ta- the payment of both tithe and rent through lented minister, the Rev. Andrew M'Lean, every part of Ireland. The whole plan M.A., a rich and beautiful silver cup, with was organized, and at a given signal the an appropriate inscription.

stand was to be made. The emancipation School for the Sons of the IRISH bill having passed the two houses, contrary CLERGY,- The funds of this excellent to their expectation, the plan bas been decharity are daily and rapidly increasing. ferred for two years, and in two years On Monday last, a few ladies of this town (1831) the war cry will be raised, first, transmitted to the treasurer, through the against tithes, and, if they succeed in Rev. Parkinson, nearly 601., which they that, the same warfare is to be carried on bad collected in a very few days, by against the payment of rent.' I expressed boxes placed on their work-tables. This my doubt of the truth of what he said. In mode of promoting the good cause, at once answer, be said, 'I have now told you the so simple and so efficient, is worthy of all truth, and time will tell whether I am imitation.- Manchester Courier.

speaking truth or not.' I need not tell There is one particular feature in the you the cry was raised against tithes in cause of the distresses of the Irish clergy 1831 by a popish bishop, now no more; which is specially worthy of attention and, if success attend that measure, rent the system of organization, upon which will follow of course. « The Romans,' said my informant, will never rest till themselves. In opa di cese alone, there tbey gain the possession of the land, and are not less thrr twenty officiating dissentdrive out the Saxons.' These were nearly ing ministers on the list of applicants for his words, and you may make what use of episcopal ordination—men ready to abanthem you like, and my name also.' And don principles, profession, and actual seradded, this conversation took place in vice, the moment an opportunity is afforded the year 1829. In December, 1830, the them for renouncing the cause they profess first opposition to the payment of tithes to hold dearer than life itself.” began in the parish of Graigue, on the The Rev. J, Lockwood, rector of St. borders of the counties of Kilkenny and Luke's Chelsea, being about to retire from Carlow, and from thence spread through the parish, the inhabitants intend to preout the south and west of Ireland, before sent him with a piece of plate, in testimony the end of 1832.'»

of their respect and esteem; and for this

purpose a general subscription is being LEICESTERSHIRE.

entered into by the parishioners, not exTwo pieces of sacramental plate-viz., ceeding 2s. 6d in amount from any india silver paten and plate, weighing together vidual. thirty ounces seven dwts., ave recently A paragraph, which has appeared in been presented to the parish of Medbourn, several papers, stating that the collection in the county of Leicester, by the rector, for chapels and schools in the West Indies, the Rev. L. P. Baker, and his aunt, Mrs. under the authority of the King's Letter, Hodgson.-Cambridge Chronicle.

amounts to 50,0001., has been contradicted LINCOLNSHIRE.

officially. The sum at present collected At a meeting of the parishioners of does not exceed 20,0001

. Crowland, held in the vestry on the 31st

A poll has been taken in the parish of ult., the churchwardens accounts up to

St. George, Southwark, on the question Easter were passed, and a rate of four

of granting a church-rate, at the close of pence in the pound granted.—Lincolnshire of 163. The result of the poll leaves the shopric of Austr lia. He is to embark, The present applicant, Sir Edwin Sandys, with his lady and family, and several other Bart., deposed, that, as beir male of Archpersons who go out with hin, on the 18th bishop Sandys, he had exercised his right of February, in the ship Camden, Captain of presentation, under bis Grace's endow. Lobban, now in tbe St. Katharine's Docks, ment. Upon a former exercise of this London, which vessel is to convey them privilege, the right had been recognised, direct to Sydney.

which the anti-church party bad a majority Chronicle.

rector's warden without funds either for MIDDLESEX.

the payment of the salaries of the sexton, THE LATE Rev. ISAAC SAUNDERS. –

the organist, the pew-openers, or any The remains of this excellent man, whose other of the minor agents employed about death in bis pulpit on New Year's Day the church. In order to make up the deoccurred under such awful circumstances, ficiency in the church-rate occasioned by were consigned to the tomb on Saturday, the refusal of a rate of one penny in the the 9th inst., and the coffin placed beside pound, it is the intention of the wardens that of the late Mr. Romaine. The pall to have an evening service. It is prewas borne by the Revs. T. Dale, Greig, sumed that the letting of the pows will T. Harding, Green, Rodwell, and Meakin, produce an adequate fund for the liquidaand a procession of nearly sixty mourners, tion of the several salaries of the sexton, including the churchwardens and vestry pew-openers, and others. It will be reclerks of the united parishes of St. Andrew membered that, in order to defeat the by the Wardrobe and St. Ann's, Black- church party, the radicals sent circulars to friars, followed, as did the children of all the licensed victuallers, stating, that if Joy's schools, and the City Sunday. the rate was carried, there would be three schools. Previously to the day of inter- services. This induced the publicans and ment, the united parishes over whose their numerous friends to poll against the spiritual interest the departed minister rate in greater numbers than ordinary ; bad watched, as curate, afternoon lecturer, but the refusal of the rate has just the and rector, for upwards of thirty years, effect dreaded by the anti-church party voted a letter of condolence, engrossed on -viz., the establishment of an evening vellum, to his bereaved widow. A sub- service.-Times. scription has likewise been entered into, The Church Commissioners have reand a considerable sum already subscribed, moved their office from Great Georgefor the purpose of erecting a monument as street to Downing-street. Part of the a testimony of their affection and esteem Council Office has been fitted up for the for him.

accommodation of the Commissioners. The Christian Advocate says—“We can The King has been pleased to direct assure the dissenters that their greatest letters patent to pass the Great Seal of the enemies are those of their own denomina- United Kingdom, nominating the Venetion ; and that of these, the most crafty and rable William Grant Broughton, Archtreacherous are a certain class of ministers deacon of New South Wales, to the bi

and a Fellow admitted ; but in three inThe Rev. Henry Blunt has finally re. stances, one in August last, when a vacancy signed bis living of Upper Chelsea, which occurred on the marriage of a holder ofá he has continued to hold at the request of Fellowship, the same had been refused; his patron, the Earl of Cadogan, since bis and on application, a letter was received, appointment to Streatham, on the present stating that another claimant had appeared, ation of the Duke of Bedford. We re- but no person was named. Mr. Justice gret that his ill health still detains him at Pattison-It does not appear whether the Torquay.- Record.

matter was subject to the right or authoThe VOLUNTARY System.-On Sunday rity of the visitor. Take a rule. evening, the 17th instant, the Rev. Mr. NATIONAL Society for PROMOTING THE Saunders, a dissenting minister at Mile EDUCATION of the Poor.-The promoters End, in the course of his sermon, took oc- of schools, who intend to apply through casion to advert to the support given by the society to the Lords of His Majesty's the various congregations of dissenters in Treasury, for pecuniary aid in building London to their pastors. He said he was school-rooms during the ensuing spring, placed in a situation in wbich he could are requested to transmit the specifications speak his sentiments without fear, neither and estimates of their plans to the society's receiving, nor expecting to receive, the office with as little delay as possible. least emolument from his congregation; Forms of application, &c., may be probut be must say, in respect to other con- cured at the central school, or by letter to gregations, differently placed, that the the secretary, the Rev. J. C. Wigram, support given to their ministers was most A.M. Sanctuary, Westminster.— Times. shamefully penurious. Many of those The Marylebone vestry meton Saturday, whose bigb literary acquirements bad cost the 9th of January, to receive the report of them years of labour, and their friends the committee recently appointed to conmuch money, were paid for their services sider of the stipends assigned by the at a lower rate than a menial servant. He church commissioners to the four district knew many ministers, connected by their rectors of the parish, and also of the protalents and character with the higher per application of the amounts received classes of society, who, from the meanness for the pew rents of the churches of those of those for whom they laboured, wearied districts. Captain Wardell was in the out their lives in seclusion from the world chair. The report stated, that the comon a miserable pittance. He had known mittee were of opinion that the acts 1 and others, for wbom the temptation had been 2 of George IV. required the pew rents to too strong, and who, by keeping pace with be applied not only to the salaries of the their connexions in society, had prepared ministers, but also to the payment of the for themselves trouble and anxiety, and clerks' salaries ; and that this view was many such had thereby been brought to borne out by the 9th section of the act, by an untimely grave. He thought this which the church commissioners are diilliberality and meanness of spirit, so pre- rected to make assignments of a proporvalent amongst those who volunteered to tion only of the clear profits by way of support their own pastors, highly dis- stipend io the district ministers, as often graceful to the character of dissenters as occasion may require ; that is to say, generally, and, if persevered in, would from time to time, as the amount of the tend greatly to depreciate the talents and pew rents might increase or diminish; usefulness of the dissenting ministry and wbich was evidently intended by the the character of that body generally.- legislature as a stimulus to the rectors to Oxford Paper.

exert themselves. The report concluded Court of King's Bench.-Bail Court. by recommending the present incomes of - The King v. the Master and Fellows of the four rectors to be reduced from 6001. Peterhouse College, Cambridge. — Mr. to 500l. per annum, there not appearing to Petersdorff applied io the Court for a rule be a sufficient fund to pay each of the to sbew cause why a mandamus should not said ministers 6001., and leave a surplus issue against the authorities of Peterhouse sufficient to meet the other objects of the College, for the non-admission of a Fellow, act. Mr, Kensett moved the adoption according to an authorized presentation. of the report, which motion was seconded,

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