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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,

For M A Y, 1811.

Mr. URBAN,

May 18. the approbation of others who think E commemorate the great ac as I do, I will pay five guineas into

your hands, to commence a subscripCommanders by Votes of Parliament tion for the purpose*: and splendid Monuments in Westmin. The fact is recorded by Lord Nelson ster Abbey, or St. Paul's: and the Pub- himself; and again by the Historian lick can do no more; for, to extend of his Life, Vol. II. pp. 2 and 24, in these honours to every brave man these words: that falls, would be impracticable. “ The noble conduct of John Sykes,

But there is an action of one indi. who died of his wounds, has beeo men. vidual in an huinble rank, so singular, tioned by Admiral Nelson. This brave man that a testimony of private respect twice saved the life of his beloved Comimight tend to conmemorate an effort mander, by parrying the blows that were of devoted heroism, which appears posed his own head to receive the full force

aimed at him; and, at last, actually interto have no parallel either antient or

of a Spanish sabre; wbich, fighting as modern. It is that of John Sykes, they were, hand to hand, he could not cuckswain of Admiral Nelson's bargę, oiherwise have prevented from falling on when he was attacked by a Spanish Sir Horatio." boat of superior force, of the inouth

I propose the Monument to be a of Cadiz harbour, July 4, 1797. plain stone, not marble, with the fol.

The method I propose for comme- lowing inscription upon it, or any bet. morating this gallant action is, by ter that may be proposed ; to be cut erecting a plain stone tablet in the in a large leiter, and placed low, so às Church of Portsinouth, or Plymouth, to be read with ease, and withinside the or both ; where might be read by Church, if leave can be obtained. I every common seaman, and prove an imagine the expence for such a stone, iociteinent to similar conduct in the carved and put up, would hardly exbreast of every individual in the ser ceed twenty guineas; and if the sub. vice, if called upon in a similar situ. scription answered double that sum, ation.

a stone both at Portsmouth and Ply. If this Proposal should meet with mouth would avt be superfluous.

Inscription:
“ To the Memory of
JOHN SYKES,

Seaman,
of His Majesty's Ship Theseus, who was Cockswain of Admiral Nelson's Barge when
he was attacked by a Spanish boat on the night of July the fourth, 1797, off the Moutlı
of Cadiz Harbour.

This brave man
twice saved the life of his beloved Commander, by parrying the blows that were aimed
at him, and at last actually interposed his own head to receive the full force of a Spanish
sabre, thus sacrificiog his own life to preserve

the Gallant Nelson.
To commemorate the devoted attachment of a British Seaman to a brave and

gene. tous Commander,

This Monument is erected.
English Barge :

Spanish Barge taken:
Adipiral Nelsun,

Don M guel Tremoyen,
Captain Freemantle,

three Officers,
eleven samen:

tweuty-six seamen :
six killed,

eighteen killed,
all the rest wounded.”

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* Our worthy Corresponrient is so moderate in his ideas of the expence requisite for ibis laudable testimonial to merit, which he proposes, that there can be little doubt of its being immediately supplied. EDIT.

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Mr. URBAN, Oxford, May 20. matters come in course,
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few remarks upon a phænome- Ordnance, the contracts for loans, non noticed in your pages 124 and and the considerations of currency, 234. It is stated that the Lapland- embarked in with eagerness, not ers will offer a stranger a piece a word has escaped on this great subof cold iron in severe weather, ject, the ultimate end for which we which, on being applied to the profess we have been arning, and ex. tongue, produces a sensation of burn. pressly stated to be for the defence of ing. May not this be effected by the our Religion and Laws, in that solemn rapidity with which the vital beat appeal to the Deity we have been rushes to one point in order to restore making for his support and blessing an equal temperature; the quantity of in the perilous war in which we are which caloric may be so abundant, as eng:Iged. for a momeut to cause sensations of Whence is this a pathy in so essenthe nature allvided to. The blackened tial a concern? or have we discovered appearance assumed by leaves when that our Constitution can be upheld affected by frost (evidently resembling without the aid of Religion ? that our the action of fire) may be accounted success is not owing to the blessing for on the sanje principle, viz. the sud- of Providence, or that our professions den transmission of heat from differ. are without the zeal requisite for their ent parts of a plant lo its leaves, adoption, and when millions are voted which we know are of a most delicate for the purposes of War, funds tostructure.

F.L, 'wards so salutarv a measure are not

even thought of Mr. URBAN,

May в. Admitting that new buildings canS

ty, of which I cannot but think tax on the Landholders you are a principal guardian, I am Churches that are competent to be persuaded you must be the advocate enlarged, and require io be so, for of the Established Religion of the the increased inhabitants of the Pa. country, and would promote its exten- rishes, should, under the immediate *sion by every means in your power, to authority of the Diocesan, be forththe extremities of this sea-girt Isle; with rendered sufficientlycommodions. “and upon this laudable principle I Sorry I am, however, to notice that "have ventured to trouble you with the this is not the case with the metrofollowing observations :

polis only; there is hardly a village in * In the course of the two last years, the neighbourhood, say within ten the consideration of the want of places miles of London, where the houses for public worship for this populous and inhabitants have not so multiplied metropolis was very prevalent, the as to require the enlarging of the old inhabitants of which, iu mnany parts Church, or building a new one upon of it, have bren doubled within a few a larger scale ; and the most disgrace. years; and, with the exception of some ful squabbles prevail about pews and Chapels built at the fashionable end of seats amongst the wealthier class, the town, and let out as a profitable whilst the inferior characters and concern, there is not any addition to the labouring poor have no accommo. Parish Churches, but which we had dation beyond that of standing in sanguinely expecied through the ex the ailes, which wili barely, contain er ion and persuasions in Parliament them, and therefore iocy decline to of our Archbishops, Bishops, Nobles, come : chancel pews are made a proand others, who have felt for the perty of by the lay in propriator; and cause of Religion, admitted the ne those who are accommodated with cessity of these measures, and whose pews attached to their houses by a names have been repeatedly mention- facully or by an allotment of the ed with the respect and veneration vestry, feel not the inconvenience suf. they were entitled to, from the pa- fered by others, or the privations of tronage they were disposed to give to the poor, where there should be as such in portant vrideriakings, as well little distinction as is consistent with ax for their general efforis in the pro- Christian society. In many places motion of learn n.', virtue, and reli- they cannot be ve the Gospel preach, gion ; but, aias! Sir, although other ed unlo them for want of room. As in

'the

neglects is the establishment of Chapels A

the vicinity of London also the vil- the ecclesiastical establishment, with lages are replete with semivaries of the lukewarm zeal of the laity? instruction, even for the children of On some fulure day, I may apprize the better class, the want of accom you of such villages as appear to remodation for them is severely f.It, quire this improvement, by stating and those children seek for admission their population, and the size of their round the Church, and often retire or chancel; and call more pointedly on are crowded together in a very inde our legislators to remedy these serious corous manner : thus the rising gene- mischiefs, which are a trespass against ration must lose all sense of devotion: religion and morality. The luminaor religious improvement; and al- ries in Church and State are earnestly though heads of families may meet importaned, and looked up to, for the with accommodation, their servants coinpletion of this essential service to often are excluded the service of their their fellow-subjects and posterity: Maker from these causes.

and they areinvoked by all considerate This disregard to the inferior orders persons to lay their commands or those in the community is as impolitic as wbom their authority can i:fiuence, uncharitable, and more or less we are nor longer to pause over this one liable to, or answerable for, the sad ef- thing needful, as they regard the highfects; we cannot expect sobriety, er interests of their countrymen, and honesty, and diligence, in those who the future prosperity of this exalted are excluded from instruction. It is nation. sometimes argued, that there is room A Member of the Church of England, for as many as will come to Church, that enlargement is in course unneces Mr. URBAN, Teniple, May 20.

T a time when great altention is

paid to the revival of old Engfor every sect, and in such numbers lish Literature, especially in the reas fully warrant the assertion that man

publication of Works on British Antiis a religious as well as a social being, quities and Biography, I am desirous of for he will no more live without some calliog the notice of the publick to the profession of religion, than without labours of the industrious and accusociety; and the difference of conve rate STRYPE. His pages contain animnience in one place of worship and mense body of useful and interesting the other, constitutes sufficient ground matter, relating to our Ecclesiastical for the preference to the Chapel. History, and to persons who occupied

In a parish not mang miles from the highest situations in the Church, London, I understand the liberality of at most important and critical periods; the parishioners (much to their credit) and it is well known how intimately have in two solemn meetings deter- the higher ecclesiastics were formerly mined on the enlargement of their employed in the distribution of the

Church, for the accommodation chief. Laws, and in all affairs that related to alls of the lower classes, &c., and have the civil part of the constitution,

provided sufficient funds to effect it ; That these works are a mine, to but as nothing can be done withont which modern writers may successful. a faculty from the Commons, and this lý resort, has been sufficiently evinced depends on the consent of farnilies by the valuable materials which Mr. for the removal of Monumen's and Archdeacon Churton has drawn from Grave-stones, the representatives of them, and with which every chapter which perhaps cannot be found, or in his Life of Dean Nowell is illuswho may refuse their consent, and trated. thus, perhaps, interdict the enlarge i The publications of Strype, to which ment altogether, or create a materia! ! particularly allude, are the followobstacle thereto, by which means the ing: and it is unnecessary, to say, that measure, salutary as it is, may be de

every; buyer of Books feels their feated; yet if the inhabitants chuse scarcits, from the prices which he jo to build a meeting-house, it might be now obliged to pay for theni, done without such obstacles, and be licensed as readily ; and the fact is no

Memorials of Archbishop Cranmer.

Life and Acts of Archbishop Grindal. torious, that many have been so built,

of Archbishop Parker. and are in constant use : Areirót these

of Archbisbop Whitgift. impediments equally disgraceful, in

of Archbishop Aylmer,

Aunalo

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Annals of the Reformation, &c. of the Mr. URBAN,

May 7. Church of England.

JOUR Correspondent, p. 516, in Ecclesiastical Meinorials during the the first part of your last Vo

reigns of Henry VIII. Edward VI. lume, styling himself Biographicus A. and Mary.

fairly allows his want of correctness Messrs. Cadell and Davies some time relative to the families of Tuite (not ago announced a History of London, Tute) and Blake. From what circumfounded on Strypo's Edit. of “Stow's stancos he could even suppose that Sir Survey,” being in the press. This John Blake was presumptive heir to will supply a great desideratum in To

the Wallscourt barony, I cannot conpography

jecture. With respect to the Morres

family, he persists in his former stateMr. URBAN,

May 6.

ment, on the alledged authority of SHALL be obliged to any of your I

“ eminent heralds ;' and he adds, pumerous Readers to inform joc

whatever your Correspondents may who was the Author of a Translation

any time therefore state to the of the whole New Testament into

contrary, is most probably devoid of Latin Hexameters. I never met in my

truth.Now, in the face of this anireading with any mention of or quo- able assertion, I repeat, without fear tation from it : and though I have of contradiction from any well-informseen the book itself in a distant Parish

ed channel, that Archdall's deduc. Library, I can only now speak from tion of the Lords Mountmorres and memory. I recollect that it appear- Frankfort, froin a baronet of the ed to be written by a chaplain of line of Morres of Knockagh Castle Queen Elizabeth, who was afterwards is erroneous. The direct ancestor made a Eisl.op by James J.

Ou con

of those Noblemen was Hervey Morsul ing Godwyn De Pra'sulibus Angl.

res, who obtaioed a grant of the I found that John Bridges, Dean of estate and manor of Castle Morres, Salisbury, and fellow of Pembroke

co. Kilkenny, (still the inheritance Hall, Cambridge, was consecrated of the family, and who was proBishop of Oxford in 1603, after the bably descended from a branch of see had been vacant eleven years. He the Morres's of Knockagh, previous died at 90, May 6, 1618; but no men

to the grant of the patent of baronettion is made in Godwyn of his being age. Sir John Morres, of Knockagh the author of the above work : nor

Castle, was created a baronet in 1631; in Wood's Athena Oxon. who refers and it is matter of doubt, whether for a farther account of him to “ Hist. any male descendant of his body is & Antiq. Oxon.” lib. ii. p. 291.; of

now in existence; if not, the title is, which last book I have not been able of course, extinct. Your intelligent to get a sight. If any of your Readers Correspondent, M.M.D. page 530, will give an account of this curious wbo seems better informed as to the translation and its author, he will oblige history of this antient house, could, many of your Keaders, as well as

perhaps, inform your Readers, as to Yours, &c.

N. N.

the relationship existing between Her

vey Morres, the patentee of Castle MR. URBAN,

March 20.

Morros, (the direct ancestor of the In .

stated that the death of the late and the Knockagh family. Archdall's very worthy and learned Dr. Michael statement, that the above Hervey Lort, was owing to an accident which Morres, of Castle Morres, was son of he met with in going to his Rectory at Sir John Morres, bart. has been long Male-end, near Colchester. I wish to since found to be erroneous. A gen: know in what year he was ipstituted tleman, who conceived himself ento that Rectory; and, as he was pro- titled to the baronetage, procured bably buried there, should be much copies of the wills and marriage setgratified by a copy of his epitaph, tlements of the baropets, of the line Perhaps some Essex Correspondent of Knockagh, and the result of his may be so kind as to oblige me, investigation was, that neither he nor Any particulars also of the Rev,

the Mountmorres family, were de John Jones, many years curate to Dr. scended from the grantee, but that their Young at Welwyn, or of the late Dr.

ancestor must have branched off at a John Cary, of Dertford, would be a

remoter period from the parent stemu, favour.

M. Gacen,
Yours, &c, A CONSTANT READER.

Mr,

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p. 218.

Mr. URBAN.

May 3. Lord having sold it to his cousin, A of

ley, the first Protestant bishop first Lord with special remainder to of the Isles in Scotland, and after his maie descendauls. wards Bishop of Raphoe in Ireland, With respect to the Meares' family, was not the ancestor of the Northland I shall not interfere with your Cora fan.ily. The Prelate

' left an only son, respondent's barmless attempt to dig. Thomas, aiso Bishop of the Isles, who nify tilem, by identifying thein with died in 1628, issueless. Lørd North, the Morres' family of Ireland, and the land descends from the Silvyland Delamere family of Engiand. branch of the Knox family, and is

Yours, &c.

G.V. dow, by the extinction of the clder brauch (of which the Bishop was a

Mr. URBAN,

May 4. : younger son, the chief male repreI BEG leave to refer Scrutator to Knox of that ilk and Ranfurly, in in 1698, where he will find, word for the barony of Renfrew.

word, the remarks made upou what Sir Archibalil Acheson, of Glencair- appeared, singular in our customs and ney, co. Haddiugton, in Scotland, manners by the Abbé Delaporte, of Solicitor General, and many years

a later date, as quoted by Scrutator Secretary of State for Scotland, was in seated in Ireland in 1610, and in 1618

The Title to the Volume is, “ Me-' (see Pynpar's Survey) had two huo- moirs and Observations made by a dred and three men upon his estate Traveller in Englaud; on what apcapable of bearing arms. He was peared to hiin most remarkable in created a barobet in 1628, and died Religion, Politics, or Nlanners, Hisin 1634, at Letterkenny in Ireland. torical Facts, or Natural Curiosities, His lineal descendant Sir Archibald, with a particular Description of whatsixth baronet, was created Viscount ever is curious in London; the whole Gosford, and was grandfather of the epriched with Plates.” present Earl of G. who is the eighth The plates consist of Views of our baronet under the patent of 1628.

Public Buildings, Quakers' Meeting, The family of Echliu is of Scotch Milk Maids' Garlant, &c. under the origin; but Nr. Echlin, who was raised assumed name of H. M. de V. (H. Marto the baronetage in 1721, was not a ville de Vielly). native of that country. The family Should scrutator wish to be salis, had been settled in Ireland for more fied of the very original as well as than a century previous to that time. ingenious Author of these remarks, Robert Echlin was Bishop of Down he will find his real name by turning in 1613.

to the Correspondence of the Rev. Sir Andrew Stewart, created a ba- James Granger edited by Malcolm : ronet of Nova Scotia, was the eldest I thiok, in the Letters of the Rev. qon of Andrew, tirst Baron Castle Mr. Cole, recommendióg a perusal as Stewart of Ireland, who was the being useful to Mr. Granger, of an fourth Baron Ochiltree of Scotland, Edition printed at Paris, even later which latter honour he sold to his than that of the Abbé Delaporte, iu cousin Sir James Stewart (son of the 4 Vols. Svo. Earl of Arran) with the permission of Yours, &c. ANTI-SCRUTATOR. the Crown. On the failure of the line of this James Stewart, who thus be

Mr. URBAN,

Yaxley, March 18. came Lord Ochiltree, the Lord Castle The following inscription is taken Stewart laid claim to the barony, as reverting again to the elder branch, yard at Yaxley, au explanation of who had formerly enjoyed it; but which I request some one of

your Cors the claim was rejected, as, I under- respondents to favour me with. A.M. stand, do such instance of the aliena « Sacred to the Memory of John M‘Kay, tion of a title is on record, in the case late Private in the Fifth, or Ross-shire Mi. of the English or Irish peerage, and litia, who died at Norman Cross, Sept. 1st, seems peculiar to the Scotch baronage. *1808, aged 17 years. Born in the Parish of The present Earl of Castle Stewart is Dornoch, County of Sutherlaud, Scotland. the admitted lineal male descendant

Chriochnaich mi nis mo chath's mo reis, of Andrew fourth Lord Ochiltree,

is dlu ahomh bas is uaiah;

M' anam a choisrig mi dhia, and is yet deemed incapable of enjoy

triallaidh gu neamh le banaiah. ing the dignity, in consequence of that This stone was erected by his Parishioners."

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