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hitherto been chiefly regarded as Rt. Rev. John Skinner, Primate filling a subsitliary post by his of the Episcopal church in Scotpolished raillery and entertaining land. sarcasm ; but in his defence of 23. Mrs. Elizabeth Ilamilton, Mr. Fox's India bill he exhibited a lady well known to the public powers of argument, and masterly by various works devoted to the comprehension of an intricate moral and religious instruction of subject, wlich convinced the different ages and classes, and hearers that a steady application displaying a solid understanding only was wanting to place him in and cultivated taste. She died at the first rank of political speakers. Harrowgate after long and paThis, in the universal opinion of tient suffering under sickness, the nation, was attained by him, and was greatly regretted by when, as one of the managers of many attached friends. the prosecution instituted by the House of Commons against Mr. Hastings, he exhibited a copious

August ness, forco, and lustre of cloquence which both parties pronounced as 10 Elizabeth Countess of Balabsolutely unequalled within the carras. remembrance of the auditors. At 19. Louis Lady Bagot. this time, being again a member Sir Andrew Bayntun, bart. of opposition, he is supposed to 15. Joshua tunneck Lord Hunt. have exerted a great influence ingheld, in his first year. He was over the councils at Carlton- created an Irish peer in 1796, and house; and he obtained a place was member of parliament for in the collection of the revenue Dunwich. of the duchy of Cornwall, which 17. Lady Susan Clinton, wife of was the only permanent fruit of Lieut.-general Sir Henry Clinton, his political career.

He was a

and sister of the Earl of Wemyss. firm and consistent opposer of Mr. Lady Rawlinson, relict of Sir Pitt's measures; and did not he- Walter R. aged 73. sitate to encounter alļ the impu- 19. Joseph Huddari, esq. F.R.S. tations thrown upon the decreas- and an elder brother of the Trinitying band of reformists and advo- house, in his 76th year. This cates of freedom, during the war very izble and useful person, disof the French revolution.

tinguished as a geographer and Deeply involved in his circum- mechanist, was born of humble stances, and suffering in his pri- parentage at Allonby, a sen-coast vate character in consequence of village in Cumberland. His fahis necessities, with a constiintion ther having a share in a fishery broken by his habits of life, and a established in that place, Joseph debilitated mind, he sunk, the was much employed in the small melancholy example of brilliant vessels hy which it was carried talents deprived of almost all their on, and at length le obtained the value by moral defects,

command of a brig, in which he 12. Vice-adm. Sir II'm. Essing: made frequent trips to different ton, in his 63d year.

ports. Having a strong turn to 13, Lieut.-general Cliffe.

mechanics,

mechanics, he employed his lei- quence of the unequal stress upon sure in the study of ship-building different component parts. His and astronomy, and without any most ingenious piece of niechanism instruction he built a vessel of for this purpose was invented by which every timber was moulded him with such exactness of conby his own hands. This he navi- ception, that it was rendered pergated from 1760 to 1773 chiefly fect at one effort, without a prein St. George's Channel, making vious model. For this contrivance surveys of the ports and road- he obtained a patent, which lay steds, the accuracy of which ob- dormant for some time on account tained the notice of nautical men, of the prejudice of rope-makers and induced Sir Richard Hotham in favour of their received meto recommend bis entering into thod; but the superiority of Capthe East India service. He ac- tain Huddart's mode was so well cordingly made a voyage as fourth established on trial, that his own mate of the York, during which rope-work, constructed at Limehe took valuable surveys on the house, has proved a very successwestern coast of Sumatra. After ful concern. his return he resumed the com- Captain Huddart was a tall mand of his own vessel, in which erect figure, with a countenance he made an annual voyage to strongly indicating thought, with America ; and at the request of a an expression of placid benevochart-seller, he completed his sur lence corresponding with the amivey of St. George's Channel. In able simplicity of his character. 1778 he again sailed to the East

28. Sir Chaloner Ogle, bart. Indies as chief mate, and made senior admiral in the navy, in his four voyages in a period of tén years, during which tiine he com- Charles Chaplin, esq. M. P. for Hleted a survey of the penin- the county of Lincoln, aged 58. sula from Bombay to Coringo. 31. llon. Mary Bennett, relict After quitting that service he exe- of Hon Lieutenant-gen. Bennett. cuted surveys of the Western islands of Scotland ; and he was

September. employed by the Trinity-house in 1790, in a survey of that intricate 4. Sir Thos. Miller, bart. M.P." navigation Hasbro Gatt for the for Portsmouth, in his 81st year. purpose of placing lights. By bis 5. Hon C. Herbert, M. P. for Jabours above-mentioned, le ren. Wilton, aged 72. dered essential service to marine 6. Robert Morris, esq. M. P. for geography, and obtained high re. Gloucester. putation in that branch of science. Douager Countess D' Alton. Not less valuable to mariners was 10. Sam. Osborne, esq. admiral his capital improvement in the of the blue, aged 62. manufacture of cordage, by means Richard Rcynolds, of Bristol, a of which an equal distribution is member of the Society of Friends, made of the strains on the yarns, in his 81st year. This truly me. thus obviating the former danger morable person was long the prinof a cable giving way in conse. cipal in the concern known by the

name

89th year.

his 70th year.

his 81st year.

name of the Colebrook Dale Com- 16. Sir James Wright, bart. in pany, in which he raised an ample property, which, in his hands, 18. Philip d'Auvergne Prince de was the instrument of larger and Bouillon, Vice-adm. of the Red, in more diffusive beneficence than can easily be paralleled in any 22. In his 87th year, Sir Robert station of life. His charities, un- Gunning, bart. formerly minister limited by the distinctions of sect at the courts of Denmark, Prusor party, were extended as far as sia, and Russia. his careful and assiduous enqui- 24. John Manley, esq. Viceries could detect suitable objects, adm. of the Red. and were commoniy distributed 29. Lady Susannah Wombuell. withont any knowledge of the Rev. Wm. Bell, D. D. Senior hand which supplied them, ex- Prebendary of Westminster, in cept by the secret agents of his his 85th year. This learned dibounty. Such were his modesty vine was educated at Magdalen and humility, that they would not college, Cambridge, in which uniBuffer him to assume merit from versity he obtained considerable what he regarded as an indis- distinction. He became domestic pensable duty, and he considered chaplain to the Princess Amelia, himself as the mere steward of aunt to the present King, through the superfluity which Providence whose interest he obtained a prehad bestowed upon him. At Bris- bend of Westminster in 1765, and tol, where he resided during the two years afterwards proceeded latter part of his life, he was re- S. T. P. by royal mandate. He garded as a general good ; and acquired several other preferthe regret inspired by his loss was ments; and made himself known participated by all ranks and de- to the public by various publicanominations. Besides the honour tions. That for which he was paid to his memory by a numerous principally distinguished was "An attendance at his funeral, a gene. Attempt to ascertain and illustrate ral meeting of the inhabitants of the Authority, Nature, and Dethe city was convened by public sign of the Institution of Christ, advertisement, at which a reso- commonly called the Lord's Sup. lution unanimously passed for per," 1730, 8vo. In this work instituting a philanthropic asso- he chiefly adopted the opinions of ciation under the title of Reynolds's Hoadly on this sacrament; and it Commemoration Society.

produced a letter addressed to him 12. 113. Otway, relict of Vice- by Dr. Bagot. Dr. Bell followed adm. 0.

up the subject by “ An Enquiry, Sir Wm. Codringion, hart. in his whether any doctrine relating to

the nature and effects of the 14. General John Leveson Gouer, Lord's Supper can be justly foundaged 47.

ed on the doctrine of our Lord 15. Paul Cobb Methuen, esq. of recorded in the 6th chapter of the Corsham House, Wilts, which he Gospel of St. John," 1790. In had decorated with one of the 1787 he was the Editor of a cu. finest collections of pictures in rious tract by the late Dr. CouEngland.

78th year

rayer,

me

rayer, entitled “Declaration de chioness Wellesley, a native of mes derniers sentimens sur les France. differens dogmes de la Religion," 9. The Rev. Joseph Townshend, the manuscript of which had been rector of Pewsey, Wilts, at an adgiven by the writer himself to the vanced age. He was distinguished Princess Amelia, who left it to as a mineralogist and concholoDr. Bell. A translation of this gist, and in his scientific character work was published by Dr. Calder. was advantageously known by his In' 1810, Dr. Bell testified his at- “Journey through Spain," 3 vol. tachment to his Alma Mater and 8vo. He was also long a preacher to the established church, by among the Calvinistic Methodists, transferring to the university of in which capacity he fell under Cambridge 15,2001. 3 per cents. the lash of the author of the Spiin trust to found eight new scho- ritual Quixote. He was the au.. larships for the sons or orphans thor of sermons and various misof clergymen whose circumstances cellaneous tracts, one of which would not enable them to bear was a popular treatise on the whole expense of cducation at dicine. the university.

Dowager Lady Lawley, aged 78. 30. Sir Edw. Hulse, bart.

10. At Thenford, Northamptonshire, Michael Woodhull, esq.

aged 76, a gentleman of extenOctober.

sive learning, and great benevo

lence. He was educated at Win11. John Joseph Blake Lord chester and Oxford; and made Walscourt.

himself known by a translation 16. In Barbadoes, Lieut.-gen. of all the Tragedies and FragSir James Leith, Governor of that ments of Euripides, 4 vol. 8vo. island.

1789, and by a volume of Miscel. 17. Catharine, relict of Sir Hen. laneous Poems, in which he apFletcher, bart. aged 85.

peared as a zealous friend of li18. Sir Arthur Davies Owen, of berty, civil and religious, and a Glan Severn, in his 64th year. warm asserter of the general

21. William Lygon Earl Beau- rights of mankind. champ, in his 67th year.

11. Vict-adm. Charles Boyles. 22. Lieut.-gen. Forbes Cham. 14. Sir Roger Curtis, bart. Adpagne.

miral of the Red, particularly 29. Major-gen. Sir Geo. Holmes, known for his gallant and huof the Bombay establishment. mane conduct at the destruction

30. Frederick William I. King of the battering ships at the siege of Würtemberg

of Gibraltar.

17. Patrick Dillon, Earl of RosNovember

common, in his 48th year.

18. Hon. Henrietta Beauclerk, 3. Mary, widow of Sir Robert 2d daughter of Lord Beauclerk, d'Arcy Hildyard, bart. in her 75th in her 74th year. year.

26. Abraham Robarts, esq. M.P. 7. Hyacinthe Gabrielle Mar- for Worcester in his 720 year.

December

December.

nuinberless were the contrivances

for improving the useful arts 11. Lady Cutharine Murray, which he laid before the public, widow of W. J. Murray, esq. and and put to the test of experiment. daughter of the Earl of Gal. Among those was an important loway.

improvement in the printingRichard Howard Earl of Effing- press, which has been largely ham, in the 69th year of his age. adopted under his name. No one

15. Charles Stanhope, Earl Stan- could stand niore apart from dehope, in his 64th year. This no- signs of private interest, either in bleman was son to Philip Earl bis political conduct, or his scienStanhope, and received a great tilic pursuits ; and he appeared to part of his education at Geneva. regard perfect independence as He brought thence a warm at- more dignified and honourable tachment to the principles of civil than high office or court favour. and religious liberty, which di- He has been thought hard and rected his conduct during his unfeeling, and his domestic chawhole life, regardless of all fa- racter may in various points be mily or party connections, and in impeached, but he was a kind modes peculiarly his own; the landlord, and a liberal benefactor consequence of which was, that to the poor, in his parliamontary plans he fre- Lord Stanhope was married first quently acted alone, and was not to Hester Pitt, eldest daughter to less singular in his language and the great Earl of Chatham; and manners, than in his notions and secondly to Louisa, daughter of projects. It is, however, allowed Henry Grenville, esq. Governor that many of his reforming at- of Barbadoes. When he broke tempts were turned to useful ob

off his political connection with jects, and they cccasionally re- his brother-in-law, Mr. Pitt, his ceived support as well from the family preferred the patronage of ministers as the opposition. This the minister to the paternal roof; was exemplified by their adopting which occasioned him to say, that his bill respecting the prohibition as they had chosen to be saddled of purchasing gold at a price on the public purse, they must higher than the numerary value take the consequences. of bank notes; and their admis- sult was, that none of them were sion of his proposal for the digest named in his will, and all his disof all the statutes, wbich was the posable property was bequeathed labour that engaged his last pub- to eight executors not in the least lic cares. His knowledge was related to him. various and extensive, and his in- 17. In France, in his 36th year, dustry indefatigable. He pursued Sir Hen. Hollis Bradford, a knight with ardour every thing he under- commander of the Bath, and took, unchecked by disappoint- knight of orders in Russia and ment, and regardless of criticism. the Netherlands. From a mere boy he exhibited 18. Sir William Peppereli, bart. talents for scientific inquiry and aged 70. mechanical invention, and almost 95. Mary Hallyburton, Countess

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