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The Right Hon. Lord Henniker, has appointed the Rev. William Chaty, M. A. Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, to be one of his Lordship's domestic Chaplains.
The Rev. Henry Hasted, M. A. Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge, is appointed by the Earl of Bristol, to be one of his Lordship's domestic Chaplains. The Rev. Thomas Cautley, B. D. is instituted to the Rectory
of Stratford St. Mary, in Suffolk, on presentation of the king.
The Rev. Clement Leigh, M. A. has been nominated to the perpetu, al Curacy of Newcastle-under-line, by the Rev. Mr. Robinson, Rector of Stoke, Staffordshire.
The Rev. James Barnby, M. A. Fellow of University College, Ox. ford, and one of the assistant masters in king Edward the sixth's school in Birmingham, has been unanimously elected master of the Grammar School in Bradford, in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
The Rev. Brownlow Villiers Layard of St. John's College, is presented, by the Duke of Ancaster, to the Rectory of Uffington, in Lincolnshire,
The Rev. Jeremiah Jackson, late of St. John's College Cambridge, is elected head master of the free school in Wisbeach.
The Rev William Norford, is instituted to the Rectory of Bradfield Combust, in Suffolk, on the presentation of the Rev. Henry Hasted, of Bury.
The Rev. Charles Bethune, M. A. is presented to the valuable Rece tory of Wanstrow, Somersetshire.
MONTHLY OBITUARY, WITH ANECDOTES OF DISTIN
GUISHED PERSONS. The following account of the death of Mr. Bradley, is given in the
"The death of this gentleman having occasioned a variety of reports, relative to the melancholy event, we embrace this early opportunity of laying a correct statement of the affair before the public:-Mr. Bradley, together with three of his friends, dined with the master of the orphan school at Howrah, on Friday. The room in which they dined, was the upper story of one of the towers of the school-house. All the glass windows, except one, and the doors also, were closed. Immediately after dinner, about nine o'cløck, Mr. B. rose from his chair, and was seen by a gentleman present, wlio supposed the open window led to the main terrace of the building, to step over the low, railing of that window. No other person observed this circumstance. About a minute after, some one asked, “Where is Mr. Bradley ?" And on observing the door was still shut, the master of the house was instantly seized with the most dreadful apprehensions. These were soon realized for, descending with the utmost haste into the area below, found the mangled corpse of his friend, who a few minutes before was in perfect health, engaged in interesting conversation, respecting a mercantile speculation. The writer of this article is certain, from his knowledge of Mr. Bradley's pecuniary circumstances, his strength of mind, the composure with which he rose from his seat at the fatal moment, that his death was purely accidental, and that he only designed to go out upon the terrace of the house, when the unfortunate accident took place.”.
Sept. 24, At the Moravian school, in Mirfield, near Leeds, Christian Mydowe, a native of the Island of Otaheite, in the South Seas; supposed to be in the 17th or 18th year of his age. It appears from a number of concurrent cireumstances, that he had lived some time with the missionaries at Mattavia Bay, previous to leaving his own country, and had received from them some instruction both in the use of letters, and the principles of Christianity. The Cornwall, Captain Blyth, a South-whaler, happening to touch at the Island, this young adventurer entered on board, with a view, as he expressed it, “To visit the land where the ships came from, and to see King George.” Sailing from thence, they made to the Spanish coast, and on their return, touched again at Otaheite, from whence they brought also another native of the name of Oley: Shortly after their arrival in England, Mydowe made a voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, and from thence to the South Sea. On his return to England, a second time, he was fortunately found and recognised by some of the missionary society in London, who placed him, along with his countryman Oley, under the care of the Rev. Dr. Okely, at the Moravian school in Mirfield, where he made considerable progress in learning. Some time previous to his death, he laboured under a variety of conplaints, (occasioned probably by the vicissitudes of our climate) which terminated a life distinguished by correct conduct, and most amiable dispositions. The day before his death, he was at his own request initiated into the Christian Church by baptism, expressing his faith and confidence in the animating hopes inspired by the Christian re. ligion.
30.] In the college at Ely, Mrs. Metcalfe, wife of the Rev. Wm. Metcalfe, one of the Minor Canons in that cathedral. This excellent woman was truly exemplary in the several stations of wife, mother, and friend. To her husband she was loving and affectionate, and managed his domestic affairs with neatness and economy: To her children she was most tenderly kind, though not weakly indulgent; and her friends ever found her sincere and benevolent. The christian duties she duly discharged in daily devotion, and the happy fruits of such conduct were fully displayed in pious patience and religious resignation through a long and painful illness.
Oct. 1.] At Windsor, in the 75th year of her age the Hon. Anne Brudenell, relict of the Hon. Col. Brudenell, and one of the bed-chamber women to her Majesty; a lady whose benevolent mind and amiable manners, endeared her to all who had the happiness of her acquaintance. Her remains were interred on the 8th in St. George's Chapel Windsor, in the same grave with her beloved husband.
At Margale, Nicholas Gay, Esq. F.R.S. He was a man of letters and a very great traveller. Among his remarks on the manners of different countries, he said, nothing appeared to him so apparent a sign of wealth, as an English broad-wheeied waggon heavily laden ; “ I respect them so much (said he) that when I pass onė, I am always inclined to take my hat off."
At the age of 100, Mr. John White, gardener of Heigham, in tlie county of Cambridge.
3.] Aged 7, the Rev. Brooke Hurlock, of Dedham, formerly of Emanuel college, B. A. 17520
At his house on Turnham Green, in the 83d year of his age, Ralph Griffiths, Esq.L.L. D. conductor and proprietor of the Monthly Review. He was for many years an eminent bookseller in Paternoster Row. In 1749 he started the above mentioned Journal, in conjunction with the late Dr. Rose, of Chiswick, who was editor of it to his death. This Journal must undoubtedly be considered as one of the very first in point of mere literary merit in the world. But it is to be lamented that its political and theological character has not been always favourable to sound prin. ciples. At one time indeed, it rendered eminent service to our religion, by completely overthrowing the positions advanced by Dr. Priestly in his • History of the Corruptions of Christianity.' But since that time it has rather receded to its former sentiments.
4.) In the yoth year of his age, Robert Whincop, Esq. town clerk of Lynn.-Few men have passed through life more respected or died more lamented. In the relative and social duties he constantly practised the most endearing virtues. His amiable mind, his feeling and benevolent heart, preserved to him the love and esteem of his family and friends to the latest moment of his life. He bore a lingering and painful illness with the manly fortitude of a christian, totally void of enthusiasm or bigotry of principle. His memory is deeply engraven in the hearts of those who knew him (among whom is the writer of this paragraph) which no time will ever efface.
Miserrima fortuna est quæ inimico caret.
Conscia mens recri famæ mendacia rider. At his seat at Mistley, near Manningham, Essex, Everard Fawkener, Esq. one of the commissioners of stamps. He was in perfect health the preceding evening, but next morning was found dead in his bed.
5.) Mr. Edward Box, of Chichester, watch maker and gun-smith"As he was shooting, on the Old Broil, near that city, in company with Mr. Thomas Legg, and beating for game in a furze field, the trigger of the fowling piece of the latter was caught by some of the furze, that unfortunately discharged it, and mortally wounded Mr. Box, who was immediately conveyed home, and properly attended ; but he expired on Thursday evening. The charge entered the deceased's right breast, and came out at the shoulder. Mr. Legg's feelings in consequence of the above accident will be much easier conceived than described.
At Sutton-house, Lincolnshire, the Rev. Timothy Mangles, Rector of Aysthorpe, in that county, and formerly of Trinity college, Cambridge ; B. A. 1791; M. A. 1794.
At Epsom, Surry, aged 98, Mrs. Nicholls, relict of Dr. Frank Nicholls.
Near Cadleigh, Devon. Mr. J. Pearce, farmer, aged 90. In a concealed part of the house was found 6000 guineas and half guineas, to the joy of his executors. He always pleaded want of money,
6.] In the county of Cavan ; Lieut. Kerr, of the Portland yeoman infantry, as he was exercising his corps, a shot was discharged from the ranks, which entered his body, and he instantly fell. The astonishment produced by this dreadful circumstance may be easily conceived, as Lieut. Kerr was a gentleman much beloved by his corps and highly respected in the country. Upon an investigation it appeared, that the brother of the man who had fired this unfortunate shot had been the night before shooting wild ducks on a neighbouring lake, and that the innocent perpetrator had borrowed his musket, and was suffered to fall into the ranks without having had it properly examined.---Lieut. Kerr survived but four hours. Acoroner's inquest was held on the body, and, after an accurate enquiry, a verdict was found of accidental death; in consequence of which the unhappy man who caused it was admit. ted to bail.
10.] At a very advanced age, the Rev. William Oakeley Vicar of Holy Cross, Shrewsbury, and Rector of Forton, Staffordshire.
Aged 58, the Rev. Matthew Cookson, Vicar of Mirfield, to which he
was presented in 1778 by the late Sir George Armytage, of Kirklees, Bart,
11.) At his house at Langford, in Wiltshire, aged 65, Robert Burland, Esq. youngest brother of the laté Sir John Burland, baron of the Exchequer and uncle to J.B. Burland, Esq. M. P. for Totnes.
At Tapley, near Bideford, Devon. the seat of John Cleveland, Esq. Augustus Saltren Willet, Esq. of Porthill in that county.
Sir John William Rose, Kit. Recorder of the city of London. He was in town, and in perfect health on Monday. In the afternoon, he returned to his house at Peckham, where he slept in the evening. Soon after midnight, he awaked Lady Rose, saying that he felt hiniself extremely unwell, and that he thought himself dying. Medical assistance was immediately sent for, and obtained; but human assistance was of no avail, for Sir John breathed his last, between three and four o'clock in the morning. He was a sound lawyer; and generally esteemed in the city. He is succeeded by Mr. Sylvester, common-serjeant.
At his seat, at Badminton, Gloucestershire, in the sgth year of his age, the most noble Henry Somerset, fifth Duke of Beaufort, Marquis and Earl of Worcester, Earl of Glamorgan, Viscount Grosmont, Baron Herbert, Lord of Bagland, Chepstow and Gower, Baron Beaufort of Caldecot Castle, Baron Boretourt, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotu. lorum of the Counties of Monmouth and Brecknock, and Knight of the most noble Order of the Garter. His Grace was mafried April 2, 1766, to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late Hon. Admiral Boscawen, and sister to George Evelyn, Viscount Falmouth, by whom he has left cight sons, and three daughters. His eldest son Henry Charles, Marquis of Worcester, succeeds him in his titles and estates.
His Grace's complaint was the gout in his stomach; a disorder to which he was much subject. In the last week it daily encreasing, the first medical aid was resorted to but without effect. The gout getting into his stomach occasioned almost instantaneous death. His remains were interred about noon on the 20th, in the Family vault at Badminton. The ceremony was impressively solemn, and numerously attended.
The Duke will be very much lamented by his Family, his Friends, his Neighbours, and his numerous Tenantry, in the Counties of Gloucester and Monmouth. He maintained the dignity of his rank rather by the simplicity of his manners, and his provincial hospitality, than by attention to exterior splendour, and the display of fashion. It was not to his taste, nor did it suit with his habits to solicit notice by any of those attractions at which the public gaze with temporary admiration. Grosvenor Square was not disturbed by his festivities, but every guest at his house felt gratified with his reception, and delighted with the hospitality and hara mony which prevailed.
His Grace was a Churchman of the good old stamp, and his politics were correspondent. On the death of the Earl of Guildford (Lord North) he sought for, and at one time expected, the Chancellorship of Oxford, but the influence of the Duke of Portland prevailed against him.
13.] At Stoke, Somersetshire, at an advanced age, Mr. Thomas Musgrave, formerly a dissenting minister of the independent denomina. tion, who though possessed of a handsome income, not only refused, during the last three years of his life, to contribute any thing towards the propagation of the gospel or the support of the minister even in the very house where he had himself officiated for so many years, but absolutely denied himself (through mere parsimony) the comforts of clean linen, never having in a single instance, during that period, employed a washerwoman to wash his clothes, or a taylor to mend them. He retained his faculties to the last, and died lamenting his unjustifiable departure from Jl. 1. Churchm. Mag. Oct, 1803, Na
decency, decency, and exclaiming, that a want of cleanliness had hastened his end.
At Barrogill Castle, of a fever, in the 17th year of her age, the Right Hon. Lady Helen Sinclair, second daughter of the Earl of Caithness.
At her father's house in Baker-street, Mrs. A. S. Sober, wife of Cap. tain Sober.
14.] Thomas Mitner, of Wakefield, warehouseman; the disease of which he died was brought on by his garters being too tight during the time of exercising with the Wakefield Volunteers, on the 26th ult. whereby the circulation of the blood was fatally obstructed.
16.) At March, in the isle of Ely, Wm. Matthews, Esq. a Lieute, nant of the Doddington Volunteers. If compassion and mercy to the Widow, the Orphan, and the Afflicted, be meritorious, he will have his reward in heaven.
17.) At Portsmouth, universally lamented by all who had the plea. sure of his acquaintance; Christopher Guise, Esq. youngest brother of Sir William G. Bart. of Higlinam in Gloucestershire, and a Lieutenant in the Royal North Gloucester Militia.
In Widcombe poor-house, Somersetshire, at the great age of 103, Joanna Bowden; she retained her senses to the last.
18.] At his house in Westminster, Captain Thomas Burton, of the Royal Invalids. He was the oldest officer in his Majesty's service, and formerly of the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards, in which he lost an arm in the battle of Fontenoy, in 1745.
19.) At Cumner, Berkshire, without a struggle or a sigh, at the age of 83, Mrs. Bertie, widow of the Rev. John Bertie, youngest brother of Willoughby, Earl of Abingdon.
At Cheddar, near Axbridge, Somersetshire, after a short illness, the Rev. Thomas Drewitt, curate of that parish. He wrote an excellent tract entitled, 'Why are you a Churchman?' and some pamphlets in the Blagdon Controversy.
'21.] At his house at Twickenham, Lord Frederick Cavendish, uncle to the Duke of Devonshire, and to Lord George Cavendish. He was a man of strong mind, and amiable manners. He enjoyed for many years before his death the honour of being a field marshal of his Majesty's forces. He was born in August, 1729, and died in the 74th year of his age. According to his last will and testament, his estates in Lancashire and Northamptonshire, to the amount of 8000l. per annum, are bequeathed to his nephew Lord George Cavendish. The noble mansion and ex. tensive demesne of Twickenham park, valued at 60,000l. fall to the share of Sir W. Abdy. His Lordship also has left legacies to some other of his friends and connections.
26.] A few days since at the Prince William Henry's Hotel, Plymouth. Dock, J. Neville, Esq. aged 20, fifth son of John Pate Neville, Esq. of Badsworth Hall, in Yorkshire, a young gentleman of perfect suavity of inanners, and beloved by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. The fate of the family of Mr. Neville, is peculiarly interesting, and will silence those who murmur at the trilling evils of human life on its recital. In the course of a few short years this unfortunate family, as respectable as any in the county of York, has lost five sons and a daughter arrived at the age of maturity; viz. Lieut. Neville of the Queen's or ad regiment of foot, who fell in the battle of the glorious first of June, under eart Howe, when doing duty as a marine officer with that regiment. Captains John and Brownlow Neville fell (both belonging to the guards) in Hol. Jand. Capt. Cavendish Neville also of the guards, was taken ill at Malta, on his passage to Egypt, to join the ariny there, but lived long enough to arrive home and breathe his last sigh in the arms of his