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his salary for life, and also to present him the Commission ought not to have been with a piece of plate of the value of 100 omitted without cause shown to the Great guineas.
Seal, of which the Lord Chancellor would 19._John Hendry, late tacksman of the judge for himself, after due and just inves. corn mill at Kirkmichael, is apprehended tigation. and imprisoned in Ayr jail, on suspicion of 24. Burgh Reform... From the Scots. hasing committed an extraordinary compli- man.- List of such of the royal burghs of cation of crimes throughout Carrick. Scotland as have, within the last six months,
On Tuesday se'ennight, one of the men openly espoused the cause of Reform, and employed in cutting a road through the voted resolutions, condemning the practice ruins of the castle of Dingwall, the strong- of self-election, with the total population of hold of the Earls of Ross, found a massive each, according to the census of 1811. gold ring, set with a single large diamond,
Population. six feet beneath the surface. Although it Edinburgh...102,987 Dingwall .........1,500 bears no inscription, yet, from the work. Glasgow.......100,749 Haddington...... 4,370 manship, it seems to have been made in an
Dundee ......... 29,616 Jedburgh.........4,454 age when the arts were in their infancy. 5 Perth............16,945 20 Forres.............2,925 The diameter is nine-tenths of an inch
Dumfries ........9,262 Fortrose. ..1,312
Inverness........ 10,757 within, and one inch four-tenths when
Dunfermline..11,649 measured over.
Montrose.........8,955 Sanquhar ........2,709 20.-Melancholy Shipwreck. The brig
Ayr.................6,291 25 Wigtown......... 2,711
Irvine .............5,750 Whithorn........1,935 Leander, Fish, 236 tons per register, of and
Inverury .............907 Aberbrothock ..5,280 for Shields, from London, in ballast, being Elgin............... 1,602 28 Peebles............2,485 driven northward by the late furious gales,
Dysart ............5,506 15 St Andrews......4,311 Total population379,360
15 found herself embayed in the dreadful storm from S.E. in the night between the 4th and
List of royal burghs which have not hith5th inst. and soon after struck, about one
erto moved in the cause of Reform. AM. on an outer rock in that dreadful part
Population. of the coast at Longside, near Slains Castle.
Inverbervie ........927 Stirling ...........5,820
Brechin............5,559 Inverkeithing...2,400 The vessel being thereby thrown on her
Anstruther, E.) 1401
Dornock .........2,68 L beam ends, fell with her gunwale under a
5 Pittenweem..... 1,096 25 Wick ..............5,080 shelving rock on the main-land, on which,
Crail ................1,600 Kirkwall .........1,715 at this awful moment, two of the crew Kilrenny .........1,233 Dumbarton .....3,121 jumped, and had with difficulty only just
Cambeltou ...... 7,807 Renfrew.......... 2,305
Rothsay..........3,541 Rutherglen......3,529 secured themselves, when looking round, 10
10 Inverary..........1,113 150 Dunbar...........3,965 they found their unfortunate vessel, with Banff....... ..3,600 North Berwick.1,727
Naim..............2,504 all left on board, eight men and a young
Kintore............ 863 Linlithgow...... 4,022 woman, had totally disappeared. Left in Burntisland......1,954 Selkirk............2,466 this nearly hopeless situation, the survivors, 15 Kirkcaldy.........3,717 35 Kirkcudbright..2,763 Andrew George and James Durward (young
Kinghorn ........2,204 Lochmaben...... 2,392
Cupar ..............4,758 New-Galloway.. 659 men, and the only two on board unmarried), Forfar .............5,652 38 Stranraer.........1,923 clung to the rock, exposed to all the horrors Culross ............1,611 of that most tempestuous and dreadful night,
20 Queensferry.... 558 Total population 102,233 in vain expecting the dawning day to bring
From this statement it appears, that of the prospect of their deliverance; for, on the the sixty-six Scottish royal burghs, twentyreturn of day-light, they found themselves eight, or nearly one half of the total num. under an impending precipice of prodigious ber, have voted resolutions in favour of re. height, from which there was hardly a pos
form. And it also appears, that the popusibility of their being seen from the land, lation of those burghs which have taken or of their escaping from their perilous situ- measures for the abolition of the practice of ation but by the ocean, into which, after self-election, is to the population of those passing the day in a state of despair not to which have not expressed themselves on the be expressed, the poor seamen, although subject, nearly as four to one. much exhausted, threw themselves, and As the above list is interesting in a statisswimming round a point, got to an accessi. tical point of view, from its containing an ble point of the steep cliff, and with the account of the population of the different greatest exertion gained the summit in the royal burghs in this part of the kingdom, evening.
we shall add an additional list of some other Commission of the Peace for Fifeshire.- principal towns, not royal burghs, with their The names of Dr Charles Stuart of Dun. population, according to the same census. earn, and Mr James Stuart, younger of
Population. Dunearn, which were omitted from the last Paisley ................19,907 | Beith ................ ..3,753 Commission of the Peace for the county of
Greenock.............19,012 Stewarton .............3,049
Nelston............... 4,949 Dunse...................3,082 Fife, owing to the Lord Lieutenant not re
Kilmarnock ........10,148 Peterhead............. 4,707 commending their names to be inserted in Alloa.................. 5,096 St Vigeans............4,771 it, were, a few days ago, restored by the
Clackmannan...... 3,605 Falkirk ..............9,929
Port-Glasgow...... 5,116 St Ninians............ 7,636 special order of the Lord Chancellor, who Crieff.. ..... 3,300 Newton-Stewart....2,817 was at the same time pleased to desire, that Kelso......
3,132 Musselburgh.........6,393 it might be understood that he conceived
Hamilton...... 6,453 Dalkeith............... 4,709 the rule to be, that a name once inserted in Maybole ............. 3,946!
4,108 Kinross ................2,211
High Court of Justiciary, Edinburgh. Andrew Forgie, spirit-dealer there, was On Wednesday came on the trial of the pursuer, and John Henderson, excise-officer Reverend Joseph Robertson, minister of in Dunfermline, was defender. the Leith Wynd Chapel of Ease, in Edin. The issue sent from the Second Division burgh, and William Pearson, spirit-dealer of the Court of Session to the Jury to try, in Canongate, accused of falsehood, fraud, was, “ Whether, on the evening of the 27th, and forgery, and of celebrating unlawful or morning of the 28th of September 1816, marriages. The pannels pleaded Not or about that time, the defender did, in the Guilty, and the trial proceeded. After Bridge Street of Dunfermline, or the neighhaving examined a number of witnesses on bourhood thereof, violently assault, and both sides-Mr Drummond for the Crown, cruelly beat and bruise the pursuer, to the Mr Maitland for Mr Robertson, and Mr effusion of his blood, with a pistol, or otherPringle for Pearson, severally addressed the wise, or whether the pursuer did first assault Jury, when Lord Gillies summed up the and strike the defender.” whole in a very able manner; after which The damages were laid at £1000. the Jury, without leaving the box, unani- Mr John Clerk addressed the Jury for the mously found Robertson guilty of clandes- defender, and Mr Jeffrey spoke in reply. tinely celebrating the marriages libelled, The evidence having been summed up by and both the prisoners guilty of feloniously the Lord Chief Commissioner, the Jury re. using certificates of proclamation of banns tired for about half an hour, and returned as genuine, knowing them to be forged. a verdict for the pursuer.-Damages £70. Next day Lords Succoth and Reston having High Court of Justiciary, Edinburgh. delivered their opinions on the case, Lord Wednesday came on the trial of Patrick Gillies, who presided, after addressing the Main, George Stewart, George Aitchison, prisoners, sentenced them both to three and John M.Nicol, prisoners in the jail of months' imprisonment in the jail of Canon. Edinburgh, accused of theft and housegate, and Mr Robertson thereafter to be breaking banished Scotland for life, in terms of the One of the pannels, Stewart, died in statute, and Pearson for the period of four. prison since his indictment was served upon teen years, with the usual certifications. him. A woman of the name of Jane Con
26. Ross-shire. In consequence of the nal was also charged in the indictment as a notice in the Inverness papers, a numerous resetter ; but a certificate was produced from and respectable meeting of the members of a surgeon, on soul and conscience, stating, the Ross and Sutherland-shires Highland that owing to her having been, within a few Society, clad in the complete costume of days, delivered of a child, she could not their respective clans, took place at Tain with safety be removed. on the 19th inst. After fixing on a code of John M.Nicol, having failed to appear, regulations, whereby it was resolved, not was outlawed. only to revive the dress and language of The diet against Jane Connal was contheir forefathers, but also to establish a fund tinued. for some benevolent purpose, and agreeing, It appeared, that a gang of these boys, that the society shall in future be denomi- from ten to sixteen years of age, had lived nated “ The Ross, Cromarty, and Suther and slept in the house for a considerable land-shires Highland Society ;” and after time. ballotting several gentlemen as members, There was produced along with one of elected office-bearers for the ensuing year. Main's declarations, a letter he had con
Daring Robbery. On the night of Friday trived to send out of the jail to a boy of the last, about eight o'clock, Peter Mair, car. name of Cameron. It was as complete a rier betwixt Blackburn and this city, was, fash production as ever was produced, and on his way home, attacked by three villains, only intelligible to the gang. In his declanear the village of Tollcross.' Two of them ration, Main fully explained the meaning of seized him, and laid him prostrate upon the all the flash words. Attached to the letter foot-path, while the other searched him; were three verses of a flash song but not finding what he wanted, he went to The Jury returned a verdict, unanimousthe cart, and discovered his great coat, ly finding both pannels Guilty of the crimes which contained a pocket-book, with ncar. libelled, but Aitchison not guilty of being ly £200 in bank-notes : without offering habit and repute a thief. Thereafter, the any violence to his person, the robbers made Chancellor of the Jury stated, that the Jury, clear off with their booty. It is somewhat by a very great majority, almost amounting singular, that although the carrier had about to unanimity, recommended Aitchison to £2 in silver upon him, and a silver watch, mercy. no attempt was made to deprive him of these Lord Gillies stated, that this was a most articles. It is therefore probable, that the melancholy and distressing case; for it was a robbers had previously known of what pro. lamentable fact, that the greater part of the perty he was possessed, which we under. crimes committed in this country were by stand belonged chiefly to weaving agents. youthful depredators, of which the numbers
The Jury Court proceeded on Wednes. who had of late appeared at that bar were day to try the issue, in which Andrew For- most woful examples. gie, weaver in Dunfermline, eldest son of Lord Hermand proceeded to pass sel
tence of death upon the prisoners, when a four times. This strongly shows, that this scene of the utmost distress presented itself. mode of punishment is disregarded by the The prisoners cried most piteously, and young depredators in this city and neighwhen desired to stand up, they fell down bourhood. below the bar. After some minutes delay, 14.--A bill of suspension and interdict, they were supported by the police officers; at the instance of James Stuart, Esq. youngand Lord Hermand, after a suitable admo- er of Dunearn, and others, proprietors in nition, in delivering which he seemed to be Prince's Street, against the completing the extremely agitated, and was often interrupt- road from the Earthen Mound, presently ed by the cries and lamentations of the pris. forming through the Park, in front of oners, sentenced them to be executed at Prince's Street, towards the public markets, Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 29th day of having been lately presented, the Lord OrApril next.
dinary on the Bills appointed the bill to be 30.-Friday, the sitting Magistrate in answered. Answers for the Lord Provost the Council Chamber sentenced Alexander and Magistrates of Edinburgh having been Aitchison, Jacob Wagner, George Hardie, given in, Lord Bannatyne, upon application George Macqueen, George Thomson, and from the suspenders, agreed to hear counsel Duncan Mackenzie, to be confined for six- upon the question of interdict; and on ty days in Bridewell, at hard labour, for Monday, upon hearing Mr Cunningham as stealing a quantity of articles from the shop counsel for the suspenders, his Lordship obof Mr Alexander Spence, goldsmith, Bank served, that it was unnecessary for Mr Laing, Street. The above culprits are all young on the part of the city, to state any thing, boys, some of them not exceeding ten years as his Lordship was disposed to refuse the of age ; and the whole have formerly been interdict, which he did accordingly, but in Bridewell, some of them not less than passed the bill quoad ultra.
APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &c.
Mr Harington is approved of as Consul at the Cape of Good Hope, for his Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias.
Mr Isaac Hadwen is approved of as Consul at Gibraltar, for ditto.
His Royal Highness has also presented the Rev. ir laidlaw, Newcastle, to the church and parish of Kirktun, presbytery of Jedburgh, vacant by the death of the Rev. Mr Elliott.
1 Foot. Ensign J. Dixon to bc Lieut. by purch.
vice Hendrick, prom. . 1 ro.
J. Stoyte, from h. p. to be Ensign, vice Grant, dead
11 do. A. Graham to be Ensign by purch. vice
do. Lieut. W. Hunt to be Adj. vice Imlack, res.
26 do. 8 Lieut. D. Vans Machen, from h. p. 75 F. to
be Lt. vice Briscoe, superseded 5 March Hosp. Assist. J. Clarke to be Assist. Surg. vice Garuiner, 14 Dr.
19 Feb. Lieut. W. Havelock, from 43 F. to be Capt.
by purch. vice Hames, ret. 19 do. Ensign R. W. H. Drury to be Lieut. by purch. vice Havelock, 32 F. 5 March
Halford to be Ensign by purch. vice Drury
do. 48 Capt. P. Macdougall, from h. p. 11 F. to be Captain
do. Lieui. H. M'Quarrie, from 86 F. to be Lieut.
do. 58 Ensign - Carnpbell to be Lieut. vice Rogers, dead
12 Feb. Geo. Fitzroy to be Ens. vice Campbell do. Capt. F. C. Crotty, from h. p. 39 F. to be Capt.
26 do. Lieut. s. Douglas, from h. p. 50 F. to be Lieut.
25 do. Ensign J. Kearns to be Lieut. 26 do. Arthur Mair to be Ensign, vice Kearns, prom.
5 March Gent. Cadet J. E. Muttlebury to be Ensign, vice Weir, prom.
19 Feb. 73 Gent. Cadet J. F. Woodward to be Ensign
by purch. vice Dixon, cancelled do. Capt. W. Brownsou, from h. p. 23 F. to be Capt.
20 do. Lieut. W. Black, from h. p. to be Lieut.
25 do. Ensign S. Spooner to be Lieut. 26 do. Hon. M. Arbuthnot to be Ensign, vice Spooner
6 March Lieut. J. Wilson to be Capt. by purch. vice Rogers, ret.
5 do. Ensign J. G. Rogers to be Lieut. by purch. vice Wilson
do. H. Massingberd to be Ensign by purch. vicc Rogers
do. 88 John Gibson to be Ensign by purch. vice Smith, ret.
III. MILITARY. 1 D. G. C. W. Evors to be Cornet by purch. vice Mimmack, ret.
12 Feb. 1818. J. F. S. Clarke to be Cornet by purch, vice Scott, prom.
19 do. J. Clemison to be Cornet by purch. vice Ramsay, prom.
23 Dec. 1817 1 Dr. John Dillon to be Cornet by purch. vice Dillon, ret.
5 March 1818.
Assist. Surg. vice Hickson, dead 12 Feb.
do. 16 James Cannon to be Cornet by purch, vice M.Dougall, prom.
do. Lieut. A. B. de C. Brooke, from R. Horse Gds. to be Capt. by purch. vice Supple, ret.
26 do. George Mecham to be Cornet by purch. vice Georges, prom.
do. Wm Gleadowe to be Comet by purch. vice Wildev, 13 Dr.
12 do. James M Douall to be Cornet by purch. vice Amiel, prom.
19 do. C.F.G. C. Ricketts to be Ens. and Lt. by purch.
vice Armytage, York Rang. 5 March I Foot. Lieut. J. Storti, from h. p. to be Lieut. vice Bothamley, dead
10 Feb. - J. Jeffries, from h. p. to be Lieut. sice Miller, dead
Dep. Adj. Gen. Ceylon
23 Feb. 1818
Captain. Ware, R. York Rangers
7 March 1818 Ensign.
Deakin, Staff Surg. 14 Jan, Delany, 1 W. I. R.
Capt. French, Ordnance StoreQuarter-Master.
keeper at Stirling Castle Taylor, 1. p. 27 F. 17 March 18
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Captains, Hon. J. Gordon Alex. Montgomerie David Buchan Wm Walpole John Gore Henry Shiffner F. E. Loch W. R. A. Pettman Henry Forbes A. B. Branch Hyde Parker John Ross F. A. Collier James H. Plumridge W. F. Wise J. R. White George Rennie
Lieutenants. Charles D. Ackland W. E. Parry H. P. Hoppner Robert Boyle R. P. Littlewort Richard Hoare James Roy George Heastey Fred. Freeman George Vevers Vaughan Lloyd J. A. Morell S. H. Hemmans Jos. F. Forster Wm Downey Jos. J. Johnson V. Munbee Thos W. Moffett James R. Booth John Church Henry Croker Mich. Stackpoole W. Ellison J. B. P. Chichestea George Robinson Fras Ormond G. W. C. Courtenay Wm Robertson R. B. Reed R. B. Fenwick C. Carpenter S. Hopkins Edward Coleman W. Hewett J. W. Young W. R. Cooley Alphonso Henry Mích. Quin James Annesley James U. Purches George Beckwith Wm Shepheard Vere Gabriel W. Hobson D. C. Clavering J. S. Murray John Franklin F. W. Beechy W. B. Weekes
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