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funeral sen-ice, and on the Sunday following preached an impressive Sermon to a numerous congregation, which he concluded in nearly the following words: "That it was gratifying to see that even in these evil days, when ministers of the Gospel did their duty, they were sure, as in this case, to reap their reward in the love and attachment of their flocks." His remains were interred, in accordance with the offer of Herbert B. Curteis, Esq. M.P. for Sussex, the lay-impropriator of the parish, in the chancel, tinder that altar from which he had for forty-seven years distributed the bread of life, and cheered many a fainting bean.
Rev. John Farbent.
The Rev. John Farrent, son of John Farrent, of Diss, in Norfolk, and Elizabeth Gates, was born at Palgrave in Suffolk^Jo Dec. 1783, while the small-pox was prevalent on the other side of the Waveney. He was designed to be a surgeon; but before the completion of bis medical studies, he devoted himself to theology, and became a preacher among the Wesleyans: at length, being led by the force of his own reasoning to declare himself a Baptist, he was baptized in the open air, at Fonicctt St. Peter's in Norfolk, March 1812. After laboriously preaching in various parts of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridgeshire, he settled as pastor of a small church at Isleham in the last-named county; whence he finally removed to London in 1817; and early in the following year he accepted the pastorship of a small but ancient church • of the new or Trinitarian connection of General Baptists,in Chapelplace, Suffolk-street, Southwark. Here he continued the rest of his life, unostentatiously performing his public duties, in a laborious and useful manner.
He was endowed with extraordinary powers of reasoning and memory; which applying to moral philosophy and theology, and adding thereto a good stock of philology, he became a master in his profession. Hi- eloquence was usually re
* Founded about the year 1674, and formerly worshipping in Duke-street, in "the Park." Having dwindled in numbers and influence, and neglected to fill up the number of trustees, the chapel, burying-ground, and a 'house or two belonging to them, were seized and appropriated by the surviving trustee, in 1799; from which time the society bad only temporary places of worship, until 1809, when the present chapel was built. The pastorship shares in a liberal old endowment provided by the will of Captain Pierce-John.
strained by an instructive gravity; bur when he gave up the reins, his persuasiveness was irresistible. Being top diffident to publish his theological writings, he has only left in print specimens of what he could hnve done, namely, a Sermon intitled, "Immersion of Believers the Baptism of the New Testament" (preached 11 April, 1822, pp. 35, Svo.\ and many very choice papers on the " Faculties of the Human Mind," and on " the Passions," published during the three last years, in the Sunday School Teachers' Magazine. The republication of these is contemplated, with original pieces selected from his voluminous papers in the writer's possession.
His bodily strength and activity were uncommonly great. When young, he was raised from rank to rank as a volunteer, until he was reputed the best swordsman in three counties. In the last seven yean of his life he renewed the field-exercises of his youth for the recovery of his health, until he became a most accomplished sportsman. On the SJOth of December last, a fragment of a copper cap was thrown into his right eye, whilst using a percussion-gun; in extracting which, he was miserably mangled by an operator of great name and fame, and hardly recovered his strength with the loss of his eye, after many weeks of darkness and motionlessness. The shock which his nerves received in this affliction, made him unable to bear his wonted exertions; and, combined with new troubles, brought on epileptic fits, which ended in brainfever, under which his vast mind sank in insensibility, and he died after sixteen days' illness, on the 4th of October, 1832, when he had almost completed his fortyninth year.
He was buried in the vault under Mr. Knight's chapel, in Long-lane, Southwark, on the 9th of the same month; when the Rev. Dr. Collyer pronounced an interesting address to the mournful spectators. He was twice married; and has left four daughters by his former wife Sophia Reement; and by his widow, Sophia Todd, an only son, John Frederic Farrent, born Sept. 9, 1823. His library passed under Messrs. Sotheby's hammer, on the Ib'th, 17tb, and 18th days of the past month, November. W. H. B.
Mm Thomas Hardy.
Oct. 11. At Pimlico, in his 82nd year, Mr. Thomas Hardy.
This individual, about forty years ago, attained an unfortunate celebrity by being an active propagator of the principles of the French revolution, one of the founders (and Secretary) of the London Corresponding Society, and the subject of u 'unsuccessful Government prosecution, in association with Home Tooke, Thelwall, .Holcroft, and others, in the year 1794.
Hardy was by trade a shoemaker, and kept a shop in Fleet-street. Notwithstanding his fiery political temperament, be was a man ot kindly private feelings. "We have heard an amusing instance of his generosity. Some time after his trial, the wife of the foreman of the jury which tried him was accidentally tempted, without noticing his name, to make a purchase at his shop. Upon ber giving ber address, Hardy exclaimed, "Pray, Madam, are you related to that worthy titan who was the foreman at my trial? If so, I cannot take your money. I beg your acceptance of the shoes." Now, it so happened that the gentleman in question, although he bad felt it to be his duty in justice to coincide in Hardy's acquittal, was, in bis personal opinions, a decided Tory, arid as warmly reprobated Hardy's principles as man could do. The lady, on perceiving the faux pat she had made, retreated in precipitation; nor was her story, even at the best she could make of it, very acceptable to her husband.
We are not aware that there was any thing remarkable in Hardy's subsequent career. He was a constant attendant at the Radical dinners at the Crown and Anchor, and kept up his connection with the leading men of that party. His politics, however, did not keep his pot boiling; and latterly Sir Francis Burdett had mainly contributed to his support and that of his sister and companion. At the period of his decease he was engaged in printing his own Memoirs, which are expected to be published in a short timeIt being considered by the friends of Mr. Hardy that the justice of his political views have been greatly confirmed by the passing of the Reform Act, his obsequies were made the occasion of a sort of popular triumph, and a funeral oration a la fraiifahe. The body was conveyed in a hearse from Pimlico, followed by two mourning coaches. Several other coaches joined the procession at Charing Cross, and a number of persons belonging to the working classes followed four abreast. In this order the procession moved along the Strand, Fleet-street, and the City, to Bunhill-fields burying ground. After the funeral service had been read by the Rev. l)r. Rice, Rector of St. Luke's, " an active and zealous reformer," Mr. Thelwall, the aged survivor of the trials, addressed a crowd of many thousand persons. His oration chiefly consisted of a tirade against Mr. Pitt and his fellow ministers, especially Sir John Scott, who was then Attorney-general; but one passage is worthy of record, particularly as the asGent. Mag. November, 1832.
semblage seemed duly to appreciate its application to a notorious modern "agitator." He said that " Hardy and those that acted with him had always borne in view this principle, which he begged to • impress on all those who entered seriously into political life—that no man has a right to agitate the country against the existing government, unless he is resolved to carry his life in his hand, and is ready to lay it down at an instant's warning, rather than apostasize from his principles, or even retire in the hour of peril." This sentiment (says the Times) was followed by a subdued cheer, which run through all the crowd.
M. Pons. M. Jean Louis Pons, the celebrated astronomer, (whose death was recorded in our last vol. pt. ii. 477,) was for many years employed at the Observatory at Marseilles; where, though his means were extremely limited, he became universally known for his steady attention to the discovery of comets: an attention which procured him the medal of the Asstronomical Society of London. In the summer of 1819, Maria Louisa, Duchess of Lucca, entered into a correspondence with Baron Zach respecting the endowment of a first-rate observatory at Lucca; desiring him to solicit an astromer of known eminence to preside. Three names were immediately suggested; Encke, Littrow, and Pons: and, as the two former had received appointments in their own countries, the choice fell on the latter. In the mean time the Baron had repaired to Lucca, in order to select the site and direct the erection of the required edifice. It was 100 feet long, by 30 in breadth, independent of dwelling apartments; and was built on a hill in the royal park of La Marlia, four miles from the city, with an excellent command of horizon; and was munificently furnished with instruments of the best description. M. Pons was honoured with the titles of of " Her Majesty's Astronomer Royal, Director of the Asirotcopic department of the Observatory, and Emerito Professor of the Royal Lyceum." Amongst other arrangements was the payment of 100 dollars from the queen's purse, for every comet that might be discovered; and it is remarkable that M. Pons, immediately on his arrival, detected the one forming an isosceles triangle with 7 and p. firginu. From such a commencement, the astronomical world had great reason to form high expectations; especially as it was decided that the observations should be published annually, after the manner of those at Greenwich. But the energy of the institution was spent in its mere erection; it promised much, but performed nothing; and, after lingering in existence about four years, it was at length formally abolished. M. Pons, after this, disappointment, continued to observe with such means as he could obtain; till Leopold II. invited him to Florence, on conditions as honourable as magnificent. He accordingly went thither in July 1825, after having just recognised Encke's comet at Lucca, before his departure. The previous computation of its return had been a guide to his researches; yet it proved the excellence of his eye at the age of 64, as he saw it long before any one else.
Av$. 17. At Boynton, Yorkshire, aged 86, the Rev. Thomas Simpson, for fifty-six years Perpetual Curate of Boynton, and vicar of Carnaby, Auburn, and Fraislborpe, to all which he Was presented by Sir William Strickland.
./".. 18. At Greenwich, aged 88, the Rev. Janes Payne George, M.A. of Einan. coll. Camb. 1785.
Aug. 19. In Devonshire-place, aged 781, the Rev. Dr. Stephens, of Southfield, Tunhridge, Kent.
Aug. 20. Aged 73, the Rev. John Whitehunt, Rector of Newton, Suffolk. He was formerly Fellow of St Peter's college, Cambridge, where be graduated B. A. as Hth Senior Optime, 1783; M.A. \\- ••-, and he was presented to his living by his college in 1810.
Aug. 25- At Droitwich, the Rev. Grtgory Hicks, Fellow of Trinity college, Oxford, where h« attained the degree of M.A.in 1805.
Aug. •.'!). At Leamington, after a long and severe, illness, the Rev. Robert Beehoe RadcUffe, Roctor of Ashby de-la-Zouch, and Chaplain to the Marquis of Hastings. He was lately Fellow of King's college, Cambridge, where be graduated B.A. 1821, ALA. 182..; and was presented to Asbby in 1828 by the Marquis of Hastings.
A«f. 27. At HiU-bouse, Twyford, Berks, aged 76, the Rev. Thomas Bisdcll.
Stpt. 1. At his father's at Epsom, aged 28, the Rev. Eilimril Bridges Richards. He was u Fellow Commoner and B.A. of Jesus college, Oxford.
Sept. 9. At bis father's Winckton, the BflV. T^omai Penruildoclcf, Vicarof Coinpiuii I hiuiiliri liiyi"'. Wilts. He was the eldest son of Thos. Penruddocke, esq., and was a member of Wadham college, Oxford.
Srpt. 3. At Wye college, Kent, aged 44, the Uev. Ifilliam Morris, Perpetual Curate of Wye, He was of All Souls' college, Oxford, M.A. 1812; and was presented to Wye in 1817 by the Earl of Winclielsea.
Londov Deaths. Oct. 3. At Hampstead, aged 83, widow of J. Severne, esq, of M under field House, Herefordshire.
Oct. 10. At Edmonton, aged 77, Sarah, wife of T. L. Tweed, esq.
Oct. 15. At SL Katharine's, Regent's Park, aged 66, Mary, wife of the Rev. G. F. L. Nieolay, eldest dau. of the late Rev. Thomas Hayes, Vicar of St. Oswald's, Durham.
At Hampstead, George Vincent Joseph, fourth son of James WheWe, esq. of Woodley-Iodge, Berks.
Ort. 16. At Blackheath, Eleanor, widow of John Taylor, of Carshalton Park, esq. whom she survived only three months.
In Torrington-square, aged 18, MaryEsther, youngest dau. of late Abraham Cumberbatch Sober, esq.
Oct. 23. Aged 87, Jane, relict of the Rev. W. Taylor, M.A.
At Duke-st. Manehester-sq. Anne, wife of Cbas. Novcrre, esq.
Oct. 25. In Spring Gardens, at the house of his grandfather John Han.-. esq., aged 18, Lieut. Thomas Keigbtly, Madras Engineers.
Mr. John Bumpns, bookseller, of Skinner-street. He drowned himself in the Surrey Canal, having shown symptoms of insanity some days before. He bas left a widow and six children.
Oct. ?8. At Clapton, aged 87, the widow of Thos. Sikes, esq. of Hackney. Oct. 29. In Gratton-st. Firzroy-sq. John B. Cobb, esq. late of the East Indiahouse, i
At Greenwich, Anne, widow of Gen. G. Bridges, Royal Eng.
Oct. 30. At Cold Harbour-lane, Surrey, aged 85, Temperance, relict of W. Bridges, esq.
Lately. Aged 80, Bent Ball, esq. formerlyCapt in63d regt.and one of the few surviving officers of the American revolutionary war, in which he received three musket balls in different parts of his body, one of which never could be extracted.
In Charles-court, Drury-lane, the notorious "Lady Barrymore." She bad passed from the drawing-room of a profligate peer to the lowest grade of prostitution. She had been brought 150 times to Bow-street Office on charges of drunkenness and rioting, and possessed great pugilistic skill and strength; but, when kept sober in Tothill Fields Bridewell, proved an useful and trustworthy assistant as matron of the female prisoners.
A'on. 1. Frances Eleanor, wife of Mr. Edm. Chambers, of Great Pulteney-st and Radway, Warw.; grand-daughter of late Capt. Fortescue, R.N., of CookhilL, co. Worcester.
At Brompton, Mrs. Susannah Curtis late of Park-lane, widow of John Curtis, esq. M. P.
Aon. 2. At Old Brompton, FrancesDorothy, wife of F. Crcsswell, esq. and mother of C. Cresuwell, esq. Recorder of Newcastle.
A'ov. 5. At Hanover.terrace, Regent's Park, aged 6,5, Helenora, widow of Claud Alexander, esq. of Ballucbinyle, N. B., dau. of the late Sir Wm. Maxwell, Bart, of Spingkell.
IVov. 6. Mary, wife of the Hon. and Rev. Charles Perceval. She was the •only daughter of the Rev. Primatt Knapp, wus married April 21, 1820, and had issue a daughter, bom in 1831.
A'or. 7. At Southampton-row, aged >••>, Isaac Tooke, esq.
In CadogaiKpl. aged 70, II. Freeland, esq.
Aon. 9. In Charlotte-st Portland-pl. aged 72, LieuU-( ! Robert Broughtoh, of E. I. C.'s Service.
A'on. 16. In Lamb's Conduit-st. Mr. £. Woodfall, late of the War Office.
A'od. 17. In Upper Bedford-pi, aged 21, Eliza-Frances, eldest dau. of late Vim. Potts Gregg, esq. barrister.
A'od. 19. In Lambeth Workhouse, aged 40, Mrs. E. Beverley, an actress of Home celebrity at Covent-gardcn mid Drury-lane Theatres. Some years since her husband was proprietor or lessee of the Bath and Bristol theatres. She had subsisted by writing pamphlets of doggrcl verses, which she sold for a shilling each.
A'ro. 22. At Kensington, aged 88, Robert Barlow Pratt, esq.
At Stamford-hill, aged 72, James Collins, esq.
Berks.—Oct. 9. At Windsor Castle, jMilicent-Wilhelmina, youngest dau. of William Monsell, esq.
Cambridge.—Oct. 21. Elizabeth, wife of Win. Mortlock, esq. of Meldreth.
Cornwall.—Oct. 1. At Sancret, Mr. Richard Saundry, aged 75; be was the champion of Cornwall for 30 years, and threw Parkins and all the wrestlers in the county for many years.
Dkrbt. — Xm>. 12. At Backwcll, Mary-Ann-Caroline, third dau. of Norman Uniacke, esq.
Dfvon.—Oct. la At Devonport, aged .'i I, P. Campbell, esq. Captain in the 22dfoot.
Oct. 15. Aged 83, M. Dyer, esq.. late of Alpbington, and formerly of the island ofTortola.
Mary, wife of Charles Gordon, esq. of Wiscombe Park.
Devon—Oct. 18. At Honiton, aged 47, the widow of J. Torring, esq. of Kingsbridge.
Oct. 10. At Budley Salterton, Anne, 2d dau. of the Rev. R. Jarratt, Vicar of Wellington, Somerset.
Aim. 8. At Torquay, Anne, wife of the Rev. Edw. Peacock, Vicar of Fife
head Magdalen, Dorset, and 2nd dau. of
Dr. Mansel, lute Lord Bishop of Bristol.
Dorset.—Oct 21. Aged 16, Laura
. Sabina, dau. of the Rev. J. W. Dugdell,
Rector of Kington Magna.
(Jrl. 22. At Ljiiie. aged 80, John Chambers, esq. a member of the Corporation, and recently superannuated from the Customs, having been Collector at Lyme many years.
Durham \m. 3. At Cockerton,
aged 78, Elizabeth, widow of John Llobmson, esq.
Essex.—Sept. 29. At Whitehall, near Colchester, aged 68, Samuel Bowtree, esq.
Oct. 30. At Dcdham, aged 69, .lenney, eldest dau. of John Thompson, formerly of Southwold, esq. and relict of CapL James Welsh, R.N.
Gloucester.—^. 24, At Bristol, aged 48, Anne, wife of the Rev. Chas. P. Bullock, Minister of St. Paul's.
Sept. 25. At Cheltenham, Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Ovcrbury, esq. late of Mecklenburg-sq.
Sept. 27. At the Hotwells, CatherineLouisa, youngest dau. of late Rev. Chas. Henry Parry, Vicar of Speen, Berks.
Sept. 29. At Bristol, Lt. Wybrants, 67th Foot.
iMtelg. At Eastbach, aged 89, James Machen, esq.
Oct. 2. At Newland, Mary- Ann, wife of the Rev. G. Ridout, LL.B.
Oct. 15. In her 8lth year, Mrs. Sarah Estlin, only surviving sister of the late Rev. Dr. Estlin, of Bristol.
Oct. 29. At Cheltenham, aged 42, Mr. Charles Crisp, one of the managers of that theatre; and on the same day, at Lakenheath, Suffolk, aged 20, his 2nd son, Mr. John Crisp.
.vod. 7. At Clifton, aged 72, Mary, relict of Edward Thomas, esq. of EgIwysnewyd, Glamorganshire, youngest brother of the Rev. Win. Thomas, A.M. many years Rector of Tortworth, Glouc. nd Chancellor of Llandaif.
Hants Sept. 20. At Portsmouth,
aged 18, Henrietta-Elizabeth, 2nd dau. of Capt. Rainier, C.B. of the Britannia. Sept. 28. At Wallop, aged 67, James Blunt, esq.
Oct. 15. At Chilton Candover, aged 6, Augusta-Sarah, youngest dau. of the Rev. William Berry, of Tarrant Hinton, Dorset
Oct. 22. At West Cowes, aged 31, Carew Bonham Hopkins, esq. of Airesford, and of Wilmington, Kent.
AVm. 10. At Andover, aged 74, Geo. Barnes, esq.
JVov. 11. At Winchester, aged 46, Thomas Archer Davis, esq. of the Convmissariat Department.
At Andover, in his 70th year, RalpU Etwall, esq.'
Hereford—Nov. 17. At Wigmore, R. Oakley, esq. of Pen Park, near Bristol.
Herts Oct. 20. At Felden, J. Gos*
Oct. 22. At Misley Hall, near Hertford, the seat of his uncle George Firmin, esq. by the accidental explosion of his gun, aged 18, Robert, only son of Robert Willson, of Bedford.
Nov. 3. At East Barnet, aged 85, Thos. Lambert, esq. many years resident at Oporto.
Kent Oct. 11. At Maidstone, aged
57, William Scudamore, esq.
Oct. 26. At Milton, near Gravesend, Sarah, third dau. of late N. Warren, esq. M.P. of Nielstown House, near Dublin.'
Nov. 16. At Oak Bank, near Sevenoaks, aged 61, the Right Hon. CatherineAnne, Countess of Aboyne. She was the younger dau. of Sir Cbas. Cope, the 2d Bart of Brewern in Oxfordshire, by Catherine youngest dau. of Sir Cecil Bisshopp, afterwards Countess of Liverpool. Her elder sister was Arabella-Diana, Duchess of Dorset and Countess Whitworth. She was married to the Earl of Aboyne April 4, 179), and has left six sons and two daughters.
Nov. 18. At Bougbton Hares, near Faversham, aged 73, John Hebday Lade, esq. a magistrate for the county, and formerly Ensign in the 39th regt He was the eldest son of John Lade, esq. (descended from an ancient Kentish family) by Hester, daughter of Hills Hebday, of Feversham, esq.
Nov. 26. At Beckenham, Catherine, wife of Captain Godby, R.N.
Lancashire Sept. 22. Aged 43,
Lydia, wife of Mr. Jas. Booth, Preston, niece of Thos. Brayshaw, esq. of Lancaster.
Sept. 24. At the house of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Kadford, Manchester, aged 76, Elizabeth, widow of Mr. Thos. Harvey, solicitor, Cambridge, and sister to late Col. J. C. Mitchell, E.I.C.
Oct. 10. Aged 40, Mr. John Hampson, of the firm of Hampson and Hadfield, printers, Manchester. He was well skilled in botany and entomology. His funeral was attended by nearly fifty printers.
Leicestersh.—Oct 14. At Catthorp, H. Blackmorc, esq. late of Lovel's-court, London.
IMcly. In his 100th year, Mr. T. Waite, graziar, Scalford.
Nov. 6. At Prestwold-hall, Miss Emma Dugdale, sister to Richard Stratford Dugdale, esq. of Merevale Hall, co. Warw. and to Wm. Packe, esq. of Prestwold. She was the 4th and youngest dau. of Richard Geast, esq. of Blithe Hall, co. Warw. by Penelope-Bate, eld
est dau. of Francis Stratford, esq. of Merevale.
Norfolk.—Oct. 22. Aged 22, Louisa Anne, youngest dau. of John Smetham, esq. of Lynn.
Northumberland. —Sept. 8. At South Shields, of cholera, the Rev. Wm. Henry Angas, son of the late Caleb Angas, esq. of Newcastle. For many years past he had devoted his time, his talents, and his fortune, to the interests of benevolence and religion. It was by him that the baptist churches in this country were brought into close acquaintance with the followers of the celebrated Memno Simons, a pious and retiring denomination of Protestants stretching from the mountains of Switzerland to the Frozen Ocean. Mr. Angas visited most of their churches brought before them the principles and object of the baptist missions to the East and West Indies, and secured their cordial co-operation in diffusing the blessings of Christianity to the very ends of the earth. It is to Mr. Angas's pen that the English Christian is indebted for the only authentic account of the present state of that sect.
Sept. 27. At Newcastle, aged 30, WaV ter Skerret Morson, esq. M. D.
Sept. 28. At Tynemouth, aged 64, Wm. Wood, esq. the inventor of patent felt for the sheathing of ships.
Nov. 4. At the bouse of his brother, in Newcastle, aged 51, Mr. John Potter, 2nd son of Wm. Potter, esq. of Walbottle. Though somewhat eccentric in his manners, and distinguished by habits of a very frugal and almost self-denying order, he was a man of considerable literary attainments, imbued with strong religious feeling, and had assisted his knowledge, both of men and things, by foreign travel. He walked over the celebrated field of Waterloo only a very few days subsequent to the grand contest. He has left considerable property; and, among other benevolent bequests, has left 200/. to the Newcastle Infirmary.
Nov. 9. At Blenkinsopp, Hannah, relict of the Rev. E. Dawkins, of Portman•quare.
Notts.—Nov. 24. At Norton, near Worksop, aged 82, Edward-Ephraim Pote, esq., many years resident at Patna, in Bengal, and formerly Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, to which he was removed from the Foundation at Eton in 1768. Mr. E. E. Pote was the youngest and sole surviving son of Mr. Joseph Pote, formerly bookseller at Eton, who died in 1787.
Someiiset.—Oct. "<!. Near Taunton,
Henry-Saville Shepherd, esq. of Ilfra
combe, 2nd son of Saville W. Shepherd,
esq. late of Coxside, near Plymouth.
Oct. 4. At Keynsham, aged 84, S»