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The Dean and Chapter of Winchester the attack upon their property bas been have manifested their accustomed libe carried op.--At a meeting recently held rality by 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 whom I had formed an acquaint
ance, and whose mind was so far enLANCASHIRE.
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, Ulverston. 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 his 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 wbat 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 bave 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 tbe 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 had 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 ona di cese alone, there they gain the possession of the land, and are not less ther 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., have 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
does not exceed 20,0001. At a meeting of the parishioners of Crowland, held in the vestry on the Slsts
A poll has been taken in the parish of
St. George, Southwark, on the question ult., the churchwardens accounts up to Easter were passed, and a rate of four.
of granting a church-rate, at the close of
which the anti-church party bad a majority pence in the pound granted.-Lincolnshire
of 163. The result of the poll leaves the 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 pews 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 church wardens 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, tbe 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
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.
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, Dr. Penfold desired an amicable arrange
NORTHUMBERLAND. ment of the question. The Very Rev. The A numerous and highly respectable Dean of Chichester (Dr. Chandler), ob- meeting of the parishioners of Alnwick was jected to the report, as a breach of faith on
held in the vestry, in that town, on Thursthe part of the vestry. He observed, that
day the 10th of December, John Carr, Esq. the stipend of the rector was, in fact, only in the chair, wben resolutions were unani5001., as each of them bad to pay, out of mously adopted, and a subscription comthe 6001. now received, 1001, to the vicar.
menced, for the purpose of presenting some Mr. John Thomas Hope then made some testimonial of respect to the Rev. William observations in answer to Dr. Chandler's Procter, A.M., who is now in the 37th remarks, and the report was agreed to.- year of bis incumbency and personal mi. Times.
nistry in that parish ; and a committee was NOTTINGHAMSHIRE.
appointed to carry the object of the meetMr. William Howitt, the author of a
ing into effect. And on Monday, the 7th book on Priestcraft, and several other of January, a meeting was held at the works, has been chosen an alderman of White Swan Inn, Alnwick, to consider of Nottingham, and bas ventured to bolt the the presentation of a testimonial of affecdeclaration. The following sopbistical de
tion and respect to the aforesaid Rev. W. fence of his so doing appears in a Not
Procter, A.M., from those who have been tingham Radical Journal :
bis pupils ; Thomas Forster, Esq., of Aln. "Mr. Howitt stated to a meeting of the wick, in the chair; when it was resolved electors last week his intention to subscribe
" That the ability evinced by Mr. Procter to it (the declaration) at once, and occa during a period of forty-two years, as a sioned a good deal of merriment by his teacher of classical and English literature, mode of demonstrating his view of it. He entitles him to the esteem and gratitude of declared, that bad it been an unqualified his pupils ; and that their grateful recoland unconditional declaration, no motive lection of his valuable instruction and perwbatever should have induced him to ac
sonal kindness will be best sbewn and cept it; but as it was strictly and avow. perpetuated by the presentation of an apedly official, the words by virtue of your propriate piece of plate, and that a suboffice confining its operation to the council. scription be commenced for that purpose.” room, and leaving him as perfectly at li. -Kelso Warder. berty as before to act against the church in
OXFORDSHIRE. his private capacity, be should not only The lamented death of Dr. Burton causes take it, but should strictly and literally act
a valuable preferment, in the gift of the upon it. If this church was to be thrust Crown, to become vacant. Dr. Burton was upon every honest man when he entered Regius Professor of Divinity, and one of into office, like some old woman that had
the eight Canons of Christ Church,Oxford. lived so riotously as to bave disabled her He was appointed in 1829, on the demise of legs with gout, and must have supporters, the then Bishop of Oxford, Dr. Lloyd. The why, in office, he would even tolerate ber Professorship goes with the Canonry,which presence. He would not say a word about latter is worth about 15001. per annum; her in the council chamber; no, if he were
the former only about 401. The rectory of asked a question about ber, he would not
Ewelme is also attached to the Prefessoranswer it; he would say,
ship of Divinity --Oxford Paper.
A new chapel of ease and burial ground, he would thunder against her with all bis crated by the bishop of the diocese. The
at Whitchurch, Salop, were lately consemight. In the council-room be would not chapel and parsonage adjoining were built hurt this poor old beldame ; he would not from funds left by the late rector of the suffer ber to be hurt; but the moment he got out, he would catch ber in the landing parish, the Earl of Bridgewater. The place, pitch her down, and break her neck, present Countess purchased the land and if possible. This was his mode of reason
presented it to the parish. ing. It required no compromise of any
SOMERSETSHIRE. principle ; nobody, he believed, would sus- Bati.-The annual meeting of the Inpect him of a desire to prop the Establish- corporated Society for the Propagation of ment; it only required him to close his the Gospel in Foreign Parts, was held on mouth on one subject in one room, and that Tuesday, at the Assembly Rooms, divine only till the law was altered, and left him service having been previously performed all the world beside to act on it."
at Christ Church, where an eloquent disVOL. IX-Feb. 1836.
was delivered before the Lord of their esteem and respect for his private Bishop of the diocese, the principal resi- worth, and in testimony of their approba dent clergy, and other friends of the insti. tion of his public conduct during a resi. tution, by the Rev. J. H. Pinder, M.A., dence of nearly nine years in that town. late Principal of Codrington College, in the The rev.gentleman has been appointed cuIsle of Barbadoes, from John viii. 12- rate to the united churches of Tedstone “ I am the light of the world; he that fol. Wafer and Edvin Loche, near Bromyard. loweth me shall not walk in darkness, but - Wolverhampton Chronicle. sball bave the light of life.” At the meet- A school-room, capable of containing 200 ing which took place at the rooms, and boys and 200 girls, is about to be erected at which was very numerously and respect- Moxley, near Darlaston. It is intended to ably attended, the Lord Bishop of the have it licensed as a place of worship, and diocese presided. The Rev. W. D. Wil. the Rev. G. Fisk, rector of Darlaston, and lis (in the absence, through illness, of the the Rev. Isaac Clarkson, vicar of WednesRev. G, Baker, the diocesan secretary) bury, will officiate alternately on Sunday read the annual report; after which, the evenings. The site, forty yards square, following gentlemen severally addressed has been given by Lord" Foley, and the the meeting :—Sir William Cockburn ; the necessary arrangements are in progress.Ven. Archdeacon Moysey ; the Ven. Arch
Ibid. deacon Mountain, from Upper Canada ; the The Rev. Mr. Leigh has resigned the Rev. J. Algar, of Frome; the Ven. Arch- living of Bilston, which is in the gift of the deacon Broughton, from New South Wales; parishioners. The Rev. Mr. Fisk and the the Very Rev. the Dean of Wells; the Rev. Rev. H. S. Fletcher are candidates to sucMr. Seymour ; Capt. Mattlebury, R.N.; ceed him.-Derby Mercury. the Rev. W. D. Willis; the Rev. C. M, Mount, &c. The collection at the church
SURREY. and at the rooms amounted to 781. 155. 10d.
The Surrey Standard states_ It is a reThe friends of the Church at Shepton markable fact, that in Croydon, a town'conMallet have obtained a victory over their taining above 9000 inhabitants, and within opponents. The churchwardens of the fourteen miles of the metropolis, not even parish gave notice for a vestry to be held
one papist can be found! We most defor the purpose of passing their accounts voutly wish that every town, village, disand obtaining a church-rate for the current
trict, and city in the United Empire could year. The Dissenters mustered all their make the same boast. strength, and even placarded the walls,
Friday, January 22nd, a highly respectcalling upon their friends to attend. The able meeting of the freeholders and resifriends of the Church, however, were not
dents of West Surrey was held at the Red found wanting. A fourpenny rate was
Lion, Dorking, for the purpose of aiding asked for by the church wardens; to which in the relief of the distressed Irish Clergy; an amendment was moved by a dissenting 1101. ras subscribed at the meeting: minister, that a three-halfpenny rate only
Times. be granted. The original vote was carried
The consecration of St. Andrew's church by a majority of 13, the numbers being in the bamlet of Kingswood, in the parish for a fourpenny rate, 72; for a three-half- of Ewell, Surrey, took place on the 14th penny rate, 59. If the votes bad been taken inst., by the Lord Bishop of Winchester. according to right of property, the
majority Thomas Alcock, Esq., by whom and the
The church is erected on the estate of would have been trebled.-Bath Gazette. A silver vase and pedestal bas been pre
Vicar of Ewell it is chiefly endowed. It sented by the parishioners of Mells, So
has been built by the subscriptions of Mr. merset, to their late rector, John Frederick Alcock, the clergy, gentry, and inhabitants Doveton, LL.B., in grateful remembrance
of the parish, bamlet, and surrounding of bis exemplary conduct, during a resi- neighbourhood, and a grant from the sodence amongst them of twelve years, as a
ciety for Building Churches, to which the conscientious minister, and a firm, impartial Bishop bas added the munificent gift of magistrate, whose hand and heart were
501. Tbe church has about 200 free sit. ever open to relieve the distresses of the tings.-Surrey Standard. poor.
At the last quarterly meeting of the A purse containing 2601, has been pre- Lewes Deanery Committee of the Society sented by the inhabitants of Dudley to the for Promoting Christian Knowledge, -Rev. John Booth, B.A., on his leaving the present, the Rev. the Vicar, in the chair ; curacy of St. Edmund's church, as a token the Rev. Dr. Holland, T. Cooke, and J.