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circumstance was as follows:-Mr. Grum. 1820. IN Montagu-square, Nicholas El- mitt, late one night, met a commercial Lately. liott, esq.
traveller, who had mistaken his road, and In the Minories, aged 108, a woman enquired the way, to the nearest inn or named Mumford. She retained all her public-house. Mr. G. replied, that, as he faculties to tbe last. She was a remark- was a stranger, he would shew him the ably intelligent woman, and was much way to a quiet respectable house of pubesteemed in the neighbourhood.
lic entertainment for man and horse, and Mr. Holmes, the Musician. He was took him to his own residence. The trathe first performer of his day on the bas- veller, by the perfect ease and confidence soon, and, if he was ever equalled, can of his manner, showed the success of his never be excelled for science, skill, taste, host's stratagem ; and every thing that and expression on that instrument.
he called for was instantly provided for In his 87th year, Mr. George Simpkin, bimself and his horse. In the morning he of Finedon, who, for more than fifty years, called, in an authoritative tone, for his was a regular contributor to several pe- bill; and the hospitable landlord had all riodical publications, and particularly to the recompence he desired in the surprise the Gentleman's Diary.
and altered manners of his guest. Many Derbyshire.-At his native place, Bel. other whimsical acts of kindness are re. per, aged 68, James Harrison, esq. of lated of him. Hanover-square, London. - He was Shropshire. At Shrewsbury, Mr. J. elder brother of the late Mr. Samuel Har- Chambers, said to be the oldest provinrison, the celebrated tenor singer.
cial Comedian in the kingdom. He had Devonshire. In one of Dovey's alms. appeared on the Shrewsbury Stage during houses, Exeter, aged 100, Mary Heath ; the last 30 years. His merits as an actor six months after the death of her sister, were inconsiderable ; but in private life Elizabeth Heath, in the same house, aged he was much respected. 103.
Somersetshire. - At Westbury, at an Essex. Mr. Joseph Greenwood, one advanced age, Mrs. Franklin, the lineal of the Society of Quakers, who lately died descendant of the celebrated Dr. Hooper, at Coggeshall. He bequeathed five pounds Bishop of Gloucester, who suffered marto each of the Friendly Societies in that tyrdom in the reign of Queen Mary. place, of which there are seven in num- Aged 37, James York, of Compton ber. This is certainly an act of great Martin. He had heen Clerk of the above liberality, and, we have no doubt, will parish between 60 and 70 years, and had be productive of much benefit to the indi. been married to his wife (who survives viduals by whom it is to be shared ; but bim) 63 years, and had by her 21 children. there is still another trait in the character In Green Park Place, Bath, aged 44, of Mr. Greenwood, for which he was so Lady Christiana-Elizabeth Keith, daughjustly respected while living, and which ter of the late Earl of Kintore. so well deserves to be recorded after his James Parker, esq. Solicitor, of Axdeath. At a certain part of Mr. Green- bridge. Whilst attending the funeral of wood's life, he met with difficulties, and a friend at Stock, near Wrington, he was had occasion to rely upon the liberality of seized with apoplexy, and although me. bis creditors, who accepted a composition dical assistance was immediately procured, iu discharge of their several demands. expired in about an hour and an half. Some years afterwards, when, by indus- He has left a widow and two sons. try, Mr. Greenwood had recovered from Warwickshire. - Aged 107, John Cran. his state of adversity, and the sunshine of mer, of Much Park-street, Coventry. prosperity beamed down upon his hum. SCOTLAND.--At Crookedholm, in the pable endeavours, actuated by that principle rish of Kilmarnock, in his 100th year, which the honest man will ever promote, Duncan Wright. During the greater part he called his creditors again together, and of that long period he mostly gained a paid them not only the deficiency of the livelihood by carrying salt from the Wes. first sum, but also the interest upon the tern salt-works, which he sold in Kilmardebt.
nock, and the country around. Hants. — Major T.J. Harrison, of the IRELAND.At Bishopscourt, while sitting Royal 'Artillery. He was interred in in his chair, W. Ponsonby, esq. the only son Portsmouth Garrison Chapel with the mi. of the late distinguished W. P. esq. M. P. litary honours due to his rank.
-He had for many months been in a deLincolnshire. At a very advanced age, clining state of health. Among the many Mr. Lewis Grummitt, formerly an eminent instances of untimely death daily mengrazier. It was from au hospitable joke tioned in our obituary, there is none, we of this worthy man's, that Dr. Goldsmith are convinced, that will be more sincerely took the hint of Marlow mistaking the
lamented than the one it is now become house of Mr. Hardcastle for an inn, in the our painful duty to record. comedy of She Stoops to Conquer. The At Springmount, near Mallow, Mrs.
Newman, Newman, relict of the late John Newman, dow of the Rev. Marmaduke Lewis, Recesq. of Dromore House (Cork), and dau. tor of Lullingstove, Kent. of Sir Richard Cox, bapt. of Denmanway.
Dec. 14. Ia her 32d year, Mary, wife of ABROAD.--At Algoa Bay, Mr. Thomas Mr. John Gilbert, of High-street, Borough. Calton, surgeon, formerly of Nottingham. Aged 59, Mr. Robert Cooke, of St. He went out as a settler.-He has left a Bride's-passage, Fleet-street, widow and five children, who are come In Surrey-street, Strand, aged 55, Chas. home passengers in the Kinnersley Castle Simpson, esq. late of Litchfield. transport.
Mary-Susanna-Penelope, wife of Wm. At Guntoor, in the East Indies, William Dodd, esg. of Judd-place East. Adamson, esq. of the Civil Service, Ma- At Morpeth, in his 69th year, John Wil. dras, son of the late Alexander Adamson, son, esq. of Hepscot, near that place. esq. of Bombay.
At Sidmouth, aged 22, Jas. Buchanan, At Java, aged 27, James Crawfurd, esq. of Brasenose College, Oxford, and esq. youngest son of Samuel Crawfurd, student of Lincolo's-inn. esq. of Isla, North Britain.
Dec. 15. In Buchanan-street, Glasgow, June 25. At Braybrooke, Northamp- in his 79th year, Rob. Thompson, esq.tonshire, near Market Harborough, aged As a manufacturer, he was among the first, 65, Mr. Jobn Norman, clerk of that pa- if not the very first, who introduced the rish. He was a man of strong natural cotton manufacture into Glasgow. abilities, which had he also possessed pru- Aged 62, John Holt, esq. of Wordsley, dence, would, doubtless, have advanced near Stourbridge, Worcester. him to a much superior station in life, At Dublin, Colonel Nesbitt. He chiefly followed the occupation of a At Epsum, aged 21, Charles Parish, land-surveyor; but was also an able as- esq. of Emanuel College, Cambridge. tronomer and mathematician ; and last Dec. 16. Dinah, wife of Mr. James year published an Almanack, in imita.
Cull, of the Strand, tion of the celebrated Francis Moore. In In her 51st year, Mary, the wife of a communication to the Northampton Mer- Mr. Thomas Hasted, of Threadneedlecury, ia Aug. 1806, he predicted that “the street. Summer of 1821 would be a very dry At Clifton Wood, Bristol, at an adone, from the planets Saturn and Jupiter vanced age, Levi Ames, esq. meeting in conjunction in June next in the In his 30th year, George - Mitchell fiery sign Aries, being the same sign they Sawyers, M. A. late of Kilmarnock. were in, in the year 1762, which was a re- At Torquay, Devonshire, Elizabeth, markably dry summer, such a one as has daughter of Wm. Leaf, esq. of East Dulnot happened in England since. The next wich, Peckham Rye, Surrey. time of their meeting was in 1782, in the Io Queen-square, Westminster, J. Hopsign Sagittarius, and that was a very wet kins, M. D. In the course of his practice
The last time of their meeting he attended, as accoucheur, nearly 16,000 was in July 1802, in the sign Virgo, and females. the latter end of that year was so very Dec. 17. In her 77th year, the widow dry, that there was a great scarcity of of Thomas King, esq. late of Maze-hill, water until the snow fell in winter. Thus Greenwich. it appears how different the seasons are At Hamble House, near Southampton, when these two planets meet in different Eliza, widow of Edward Taylor, esq. parts of the heavens."
Aged 72, Mr. Willis Hardham, yeo Dec. 12. In Charlotte-street, Portland. man.- What is remarkable, he was grandplace, the Rev. E. B. Johnson, late of father, uncle, and great-uncle to upwards Dulwich College.
of 200 persons, who are all living. In his 77th year, Henry Parry, esq. of In Upper Cadogan-place, Eliza, daughNorthampton-square.
ter of the late Harry Verelst, esg. of AstonAt Hastings, Elizabeth, daughter of hall, Yorkshire. Thos. Dickason, esq. of Montagu-street, In Albermarle-street, aged 84, Marga. Russell-square.
ret, daughter of the late Wm. Adam, esq. In Berkeley-square, aged 53, Theodore of Blair Adam, in Kinross-shire. Heo. Broadhead, esq. M. P. for the Bo- At Southampton, Hants, Henry, son of rough of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
the late Major Cole, of Twickenham. At No. 1, Carmarthen-street, Mr. Wm. In Wigmore-street, Cavendish-square, Toulmin, attorney.
in her 25th year, Eliza, wife of Mr. James In Leicester-place, Leicester - square.
Rorauer. aged 24, in a fit of apoplexy, Mr. Wm, At Brixton Hill, in his 681h year, Wm. Clifton, surgeon.
Pugh, esq. At Worcester, aged upwards of 60, Pat. In Lower Grosvenor-street, George IrDe Courcy, esq. solicitor, a descendant of ving, esq. of Broad-street Buildings. a branch of the Kinsale family.
The wife of Mr. J. Hughes, of Drury At Farningham, aged 85, Bridget, wi- Lane Theatre, and sister to Mrs. Orger.
Dec. 18. At Peckham, Maria, daughter At Bishopsgate, near Egham, in her of the late Rev. Martin Ready.
17th year, Barbara - Matilda, sister to At Acton, Margaret, daughter of Thos. Thos. Coventry, esq. of North Cray, Kent, Gainsborough, esq. R. A.
and niece to the Earl of Coventry. Sophia, wife of Mr. Wm. Bristow, of In Marlborough-buildings, Emily-Julie Brompton.
ana, daughter of the Hon. J. Browne. At Fawley Parsonage, near Southamp- Dec. 21. In bis 15th year, John, son ton, Louisa, daughter of the late Hon. and George Frederick Lockley, esq. of Half Right Rev. Brownlow North, Bishop of Moon-street. Winchester.
At Reading, aged 52, Widows Golding, At Berry, near Gosport, George, son esq. surgeon. of Captain M‘Kinley, R. N.
In her 61st year, the widow of the late At Gubbios Park, Herts, the wife of W. Hulme, esq. of Gillingham, Kent. Thomas Kemble, esq.
At Bath, Chas. Bacon, esq. of Moor Dec. 19. Aged 42, Mr. John Pirie, of Park, Surrey, and of Grosvenor-place, in Gray's Inn-lane.
that city. At Twickenham, in his 80th year, Mr. Dec. 22. In his 21st year, Joseph HibHoward, formerly of Phipp's Bridge, bert Newman, son of Mr. James Newman, Mitcham.
of Capworth-street, Leyton, Essex. Aged 63, John Clarke, esq. of Belle In Conduit-street, aged 66, the relict of Vue House, Ramsgate, late of Enfield, Wright Thomas Squire, esq. of Peterbo. Middlesex.
rough. At No. 19, Upper Berkeley-street, Port- At Bishopstrow, Wilts, in his 24th year, man-square, Mrs. Anne Rous Dottin, wi- the Rev. Edward Montague, youngest son dow of the late Sam. Rous. Dottin, a Cap- of Admiral Sir George Montague, G.C.B. tain in the 3d Dragoon Guards.
Dec. 23. In his 71st year, the Rev. At Knaresborough, aged 83, Mr.Wheel- John Thos. Jordan, B. D. Rector of Hickhouse, On the same day, at Knaresbo- ling, Nottinghamshire, and of Bircholt, rough, aged 83, Mr. Bensor. It is rather Kent, and many years Senior Tutor of remarkable, that the two deaths here re- Queen's College, Cambridge. corded were those of two Gentlemen who Dec. 24. At Brighton, in her 71st year, were born in the same year, lived in the the widow of the late John Beale, esq. of same town, and who died on the same day. Kingston, Surrey.
In his 59th year, N. Ashhurst, esq. At New House, near Coventry, John Town Major of Portsmouth Garrison. Hopkins, esq. late of Friday-street. His funeral obsequies at the Garrison Dec. 26. In her 14th year, Augusta. Chapel, on Friday, presented a scene ho- Maria, daughter of Jos. Terry Hone, esq. pourable to his memory: the numerous Barrister-at-Law, of the Middle Temple, body of Officers of both Army and Navy and of Gloucester. (including General Sir George Cooke, In Baker-street, Portman-square, EliK. C. B. and Admiral Sir George Camp- zabeth - Mary, daughter of the late B. bell, G. C. B.) was followed by a long train Booth, esq. and sister to Lady Ford. of private friends.
Mary, daughter of the late Mr. Pitt, of Dec. 20. At Totteridge, Herts, in his Somers-place, New-road, near Euston-sq. 62d year, Rob. Davies, esq. of Southwark. Dec, 28. At Belvoir Castle, the Rev.
At his residence in Pentonville, after a Sir John Thoroton, Resident Chaplain to long and painful illness, borne with ex- the Duke of Rutland, and Rector of Boi. emplary fortitude and resiguation, in his tesford, Leicestershire. 39th year, John Twemlow, esq. of Dec. 29. Mr. John Bennett, Sub-TreaChecquer-yard.
surer of Christ Church, Oxford.
ADDITION TO THE OBITUARY.
VOL. XC. PART I. P. 182. The late Henry Andrews, of the fire side, with a table spread full of Royston, the celebrated calculator, was books, making astronomical calculations. born at Frieston, near Grantharn, of poor At a suitable age he was sent from home parents. At the age of six years he would to earn his living, and the first situation frequently stand in his shirt, looking at he filled was at Sleaford, as servant to a the moon out of the chamber window, at shopkeeper ; after this he went to Linmidnight; and when about ten years of coln, to wait upon a Lady, and during age, he used to fix a table on Frieston this servitude used, at every opportunity, Green, in clear frosty nights, and set a te. to make weather-glasses and weatherlescope thereon to view the stars. Soon houses. His last situation of this kind after, he would sit for weeks together by was in the service of J. Verinum, esq. ;
and his master, finding him so intent on side at Royston, where he opened a school
He had a very
A GENERAL BILL OF ALL THE CHRISTENINGS AND BURIALS,
Males... 11993 ? In all
Males... 9794 ?
Females 9554 19,348
1878 90 and 100 119
1975 30 and 40 2006 70 and 80 1208 101 103 0
Increased in the Burials this Year 120.
.702 Inflammation of the Li- Total of Diseases...19098
...3 Excessive Drinking .........2
.... 7 Killed by Falls and seve.
792) ral other Accidents......78
409 Total of Casualties...250
IN D E X
To Essays, DISSERTATIONS, and Historical Passages.
ABU BEER, anecdote of 397.
Ball, John, token of 510
by drowning 81. by boats upsetting 94. Bank Notes, circulation of 81
bal letter of 99. will of 381
Baptism, on adıninistering of 307
Baptismal Names, remarks on 112
Barkham, Sir Edward, notice of 390
Barritt, T. death of 470
Beavers, colony of, account of 364
Beauty, remarks on 395
Benefices, right of presentation to 35
Berrow, Rev. C. inquiry respecting 386
365,460, 557. President's Message 557 Bible Society, Report of 291
mus 33, 303, 402. remark on 482 Birmingham, commercial distress of 268
Blanc, Mont, expedition to 265
Boats, new invented 352, 447
Boethius, Gruninger's edition of 218
ness 32. letter to Henry VIII. ib.
Borde, Andrew, notice of 409
Bourbon Prize Money, distribution 290
Bowles's edition of Pope 488
Braddock, General, anecdote of 399
accession to the Portuguese throne 195
Brighton, encroachments of the sea at 558
Britain, Great, statistical view of 626
British Institution, inquiry by a member
Brookes, T. singular character of 378