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Lord Viscount Lascelles, eldest son of the Earl of Harewood. By his lordship's death the Hon. Henry Lascelles, M.P. for the county of York, now Lord L. becomes heir to the estates and earldom of the house of Harewood. At his house near Fulham, 84, John Ord, <sq., late a master in chancery, and formerly M.P. for Midhurst, and chairman of the committee of Ways and Means, during a considerable part of Lord North's administration. aAt Croydon, after a few hours illness, * Lieut.-Gen. F. Grose, colonel of the 102d tegiment. At Hackney, 79, the Rev. J. Pickbourn. At Heston, 22, Miss A. M. Syer. At Ealing, 50, J. Latewood, esq. of BagAnor, Sussex. At Ripley, Mr. Wm. Peters. At Mitcham,71, Wm. Pollard, esq. At Limehouse, 87, Mr. C. Hitchcock. At Wanborough, Miss H. Birkbeck. At Egham, 74, Capt. Barber. Mrs. Shadwell, of Gower-street. At Woolwich, Mr. Galindo, of Marchmont-street. At London, John Craufurd, esq. of Auchinames. At George-street, Portman-square, 63,Jeremiah Turner, esq. At Greenwich, Capt. William Crowder, E.I.C. At Chelsea, John Boardman, esq. of Dublin, barrister-at-law. Aged 60, T. Nash, esq. of Guildford-st. Aged 27, Miss Eliza Matilda Burmes, of Kingsland Road. Aged 63, John Ray, esq. of Surrey-street. Aged 66, Edw. Cox, esq. of Hampstead Heath. , Mrs. Sadler, of Poplar. Mrs. Sarah Gregory, of Leman-street. Aged 74, Wm. Nodes, esq. of Upper Charlotte-street, Fitzroy-square. At the Caledonian hotel, Adelphi, where he had arrived a few days before from India, Wm. Blackstone, esq. registrar of the supreme court at Calcutta. At Putney-hill, 83, Arch. Cochran, esq. Aged 77, Mrs. Anne Ashew, near NorfolkStreet. At Barnes, 82, Adam Wood, esq. . In St. Margaret-street, Westminster, 82, John Ley, esq. deputy clerk of the House of Commons. Aged 64, Mr. Benj. Heseltine, NicholasI
ane. Aged 48, Mrs. Heyworth,Tavistock-street,
Aged 28, Mr. Jos. Marris, solicitor.
...Aged 70, Mrs. Sarah Ham. . At Richmond, Eliza, eldest daughter of
David Dundas, esq. serjeant-surgeon to the
†ed 93, Jos. Royal, esq. of Great Cum
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Aged 54, J. Gilbert Gardiner, esq. of Ber. ner's-street. Jos. Wright, esq. of Cheshunt. At Camberwell, 25, J. Josiah Dickson,esq. Aged 58, Mrs. Soley, of John-street, Bedford-row. i In Great Russell-street, 72, Robt. Hucks, esq. of Aldenham House, Herts. Aged 33, Henry Burrell, esq. secretary of bankrupts. Aged 18, Miss Adele Constance. Thos. Puckle, esq. of Clapham Common. Aged 17, Caroline, youngest daughter of the late Major-Gen. Nesbitt. At Acton, Mr. D. Bacter, surgeon of 2d royal veteran battalion. In St. Clement's Alms-houses, Dame Ma. 7 y Anastasia Pryce, widow of the late Sir Edw. Manley Pryce, bart. At Woolwich, Mr. G. Dale, bookseller. At Kingsland, Mrs. Cowie, of New Broadstreet Court. Aged 68, Mr. John Downs, Little Trini. ty-lane. Aged 74, Mrs. Kirby, of GreatTitchfieldStreet. At Croom's Hill, 60, Capt. J. Wm. Wood. Aged 17, Mr. Gervas Cape, of Albion Place. Aged 16, Eliza, only daughter of T. A. Barnes, esq. of Kingsland-road. Amelia, wife of Fr. Whitmarsh, esq. Tavistock Place, Russell-square. In Upper Harley-street, Harriet, second daughter of Sam. Bosanquet, esq. In S. Audley-street, Lady Catharine F. M.Scott,fourth daughter of the Duke of Buccleugh and Queensberry. At Kennington, the wife of Jas. Shears, esq. of Fleet Market. At Pentouville, Mr. Robt. Richie, mer. chant, of Finch-lane. At Epping Forest, 22, Miss Eliza Hook Buwn. At Seymour Terrace, Edgeware-road, 28, Mr. Jos. Marris, of Burton-upon-Humber. At Barnet, 43, Mrs. Britt. At Harpsden, Lady Harriet Finch. Aged 52, Mrs. Phillips, Jamaica row, Bermondsey. Aged 90, Mrs. Baker, mother of Mrs
The Rev. H. F. Ainslie, fellow of Jesus. college, Cambridge. Aged 72, Chas. Bedford, esq. Mr. Wm. Peters, of Ripley, Surrey. In Portman-square, 86, Henry Dawkins, esq. of Standlynch, Wilts, the celebrated fellow traveller and co-labourer of Mr. Wood in the splendid publication respect. ing the antiquities of Balbeck and Palmyra. At Eden Farm, near Bromley, in Kent, the Right Hon. Lord Auckland. [Particu. lars of his Lordship's life will be given in our next Number.] At the house of the Duke of Rutland, aged 10 months, George John Frederick 4 D Manners,
566 Manners, Marquis of Granby, the heir of that ncble family. In Kent, at the house of Lord Malmesbury, the Right Hon. Lord Minto, late Governor-general of India. He was the representative of one branch of the family of Elliot, of great antiquity in the south of Scotland. His father, Sir Gilbert, was a conspicuous member of the House of Commons, and held waiious offices in administration. Lord M. was born in 1751, and educated at an English University. Having visited the principal countries of Europe, he was, in 1774, elected a member of parliament. Although of a Whig family, yet his father's attachment to the politics of the court led him to join the friends of administration in that embarrassing crisis, when the contest with America began to assume a serious aspect. The conduct of ministers, however, was too feeble, or too timid, to secure the support of their friends; and Lord M. then Sir Gilbert Elliot, with many others, connected themselves with the opposition. In all the measures adopted by that portion of the parliament, Sir Gilbert bore a distinguished part: and so well did he stand in their judgment, as to be selected to fill the Speaker's chair, in opposition to the ministerial candidate Mr. Addington, now Lord Sidnouth. About this time the great question of reform in parliament, and in different branches of public affairs, was publicly agitated and popularly encouraged. But the horrors consequent upon, although totally unconnected with the reformation instituted in France, excited much real, and a great deal more pretended, alarm in the minds of the friends of reform at home. To strengthen the hands of government by postponing to a more auspicious day the improvements in the constitution, and, above all, in the administration of the state, seemed to become the duty of the lovers of peace and good order. On this occasion, Sir Gilbert Elliot withdrew from the ranks of opposition. During the disorders created in France by the other powers of Europe, the people of Corsica sought to place themselves under the protection of Britain. Sir G. E. was pitched upon as a competent person to manage this business, and in the end of September, 1795, having been sworn in a member of the privy council, he was appointed a commissioner to that effect. Early in 1794, the principal strong holds of Corsica were surrendered by the French to the British arms: the King accepted the sovereignty
of the island, and on the 19th of June, 1794,
Sir G. E. as viceroy, presided in a general assembly of the chiefs of Corsica, in which was adopted a constitutional code, reprehended by some as extremely democratical, but perhaps not ill adapted to the genius and situation of the people for whom it was intended. Notwithstanding this arrangement, a considerable party devoted
Account of the late Right Hon. Lord Minto.
to France and their country remained in Corsica, who, encouraged by the successes of the French armies, in the adjoining region of Italy, at last rose in arms against the British authority. In the measures to be pursued to repress this disorder, diversity of opinions unhappily took place among the heads of the civil and military authorities. The insurrection at Bastia, the capital of the island, was suppressed in June, 1796; but, the French party gradually acquiring strength, it was in September following deemed wise to abandon the island entirely. The viceroy returned to England early in 1797, where his services were rewarded by his exaltation to a British peer
age, as Baron Minto, of the county of Rox
burgh, in Scotland. In July, 1797, Lord M. was appointed ambassador to Vienna, then the theatre of the most important and complicated negociations in which this country was engaged. It was through the intervention of his lordship, during this embassy, that liberal and honourable steps were taken, on the part of a great personage in this country, to extricate from indigence, and to secure a becoming provision for the only surviving branch of the
royal house of Stuart, then languishing in .
penury at Venice, in consequence of the invasion of Rome by the French. In parliament, for the union with Ireland, Lord M. was a strenuous advocate. When the peace of Amiens was on the carpet, he was ranked with those who conceived the interests of this country to have been less firmly secured than ought to have been done. As he had been an advocate for the union with Ireland, so was Lord M. one of those who earnestly regretted that any obstacle should arise to the completion of the conditions of Roman Catholic emancipation, on which a considerable portion of the people of Ireland were supposed to have given to the union their express or their tacit consent. When the administration of the Marquis of Wellesley, in India, expired, he was succeeded by Lord Minto, under whose general government many highly important, acquisitions have been made by the British arms, for the benefit of the state at large, as well as of the India Company in parti. cular. In the successful expedition against the great Dutch settlements at Batavia, and other parts of Java, Lord M. not only issued the necessary orders, and took the necessary measures to ensure success, but accompanied the troops embarked in person. . His period of residence in Bengal. drawing to an end, Lord Minto was relieved by the Earl of Moira, and soon af. tei wards took shipping for England, where he arrived in the middle of May; and ever
since his health was visibly on the decline. ..."
[Mr. W. Gardiner, (whose death was an-.
nounced in our last,) was many years known
for his collection of scarce and curious books, and remarkable for the “mino; 3.
of his manners, and for his misanthropic character. of his life, addressed to a friend. An article appeared in a Paper which makes it his duty to give the genuine account of this eccentric character to the public. Sir, I cannot descend to the grave with9ut explessing a due sense of the marked kindness with which you have favored me for some years. My sun has set for ever —a nearly total decline of business, the failure of my catalogue, a body covered with disease, though unfortunately of such a nature as to make life uncomfortable, without the consoling prospect of its termination, has determined me to seek that asyIum “where the weary are at rest.” My life has been a continual struggle, not indeed against adversity, bat against something more galling; and poverty, having now added herself to the list, has made life a burthen. Adieu, Sir, and believe me your sincere and respectful humble servant, WILLIAM GAR DIN ER. I beg leave to enclose a specimen of my engraving, of which I humbly beg your acceptance. I die in the principles I have published—a sound Whig. Sir, I present you with a brief memoir of myself—if you should find it of no other use, it will, at least, serve to light your fire. Your sincere and respectful humble servant, May 9, 1814. WILLIAM GARDINER. I, William Gardiner, was born June 11, 1766, in Dublin. I am the son of John Gardiner, who was crier and fac-totum to Judge Scott, and of Margaret (Nelson) his wife, a pastry-cook, in Henry-street. At an early age I discovered an itch for drawing, the first effort of which was spent in an attempt to immortalise Mr. Kennedy, my mother's foreman; and, vanity apart, it was at least as like to him as it was to any one else. At a proper age I was placed in the academy of Mr. S. Dilling; there I was, if I recollect right, esteemed an ordinary boy, yet was I selected, according to annual custom, to represent, on a rostrum, Cardinal Wolsey, and precious work I dare say I made of it. Before I quit school and Mr. Sisson Darling, let me do him the justice to say, that he was the only true Whig schoolmaster I ever heard of. Neither he nor his ushers assumed any power to punish the slightest offence. A book was kept in school, in which the transgressions of every week were resistered, with the proofs and evidence to the same. On Saturday the master sat asjudge, and twelve of the senior boys as jury, and every offender was regularly tried, and dealt with strictly according to justice. There was mo venial judge, whose passions became law —there was no packed jury to defeat the ends of truth. If ever there was an immaculate court of justice, that was it. My mother, the best and most pious of all mothers, our sheet auchor, dying, my father
He left on his table a memoir
attached himself to Sir James Nugent of Donore, county of Westmeath, an amiable and excellent gentleman; into his suite I was received. "My father, a strictly hones, and excellently tempered man, like myself, had neither ballast nor reflection, consequently, I was, at ten years old, my own master. At that time my talents began to expand, and I then, as I have uniformly through life, found that I could easily make myself a second-rate master of any acquirement I chose to pursue. I rode tolerably, I hunted passably, I shot well, I fished well, I played on the violin, the dulcimer, and the German flute tolerably, and my fondness for painting strengthened every day, and seemed to promise so fairly, that it was determined to send me to the Royal Academy in Dublin; there I stayed for about three years, and concluded by receiving a silver medal. London! Imperial London! the streets paved with gold!! struck my fancy. I adventured thither, and, being without practicable talents, I of course wandered about some time without a plan. Chance led me to connect myself with a Mr. Jones in the Strand, who made what he called “reflecting mirrors,” and cut profile shades in brass foil, which were denominated “polite remembrances to fiends;”, my enploy was to daub the portraits of any who were fools enough to sit to me. At this employment I got, most justly, neither praise nor profit. Falling in with a Mr. Davis, one of Foote's performers, who was endeavouring to establish a theatre at Mile-end, I listed as scene-painter and actor, playing generally comedy, occasionally tragedy, and was thought to have some though, I believe, very littie merit. The magistrates having interfered, the scheme was broken up, and my last theatrical effort was made as Darby, in the Poor Soldier, in the Haymar. ket, which they said was not ill dome, but acting was to me its own reward, which not suiting the state either of my finances, or my stomach, induced me to serve a Mrs. Beetham, in Fleet-street, who had at that time a prodigious run for black profileshades. my business was to give them the air of figures in shade, rather than the blank black masses which were customary. About this time the celebrated antiquarian, Captain Grose, took me up, and observing that I had not talents to make an eminent painter but that I might succeed as an engraver, he placed me with Mr. Godfrey, the engraver of the “Antiquarian Repertory,” I served him some time, but, as lie was merely an engraver of antiquities, I learned little from him. At my leisure, I had engraved an original design (stolen from Cipriani) of “Shepherd Joe,” in “Poor Vulcam,” Chance led me with this for sale to the newly-opened shop of Messrs, Silvester and Edward Harding, in Fleet street, and a connection ensued, which lasted through my best days. There I engraved many things of fancy ina.” 4 ID 2 ...terials;
terials; and also as many as time allowed of their Illustrations of Shakespeare—the principal part of the Economy of Human Life—and as many as I could of the Memoirs de Granont: some of the plates to Lady De Beauclerc's edition of Dryden's Fables were entirely my own, and many of those with the name of Bartolozzi assixed were mine. I should have mentiomed, that a long time before Bartolozzi was satisfied with my work, and listed me among the number of his pupils; I prepared for him several plates, published by Macklin. I believe I was inferior only to Bartolozzi, Schiavounette. and Tomkins, of that day, but I never liked the profession of engraving. Gay, volatile, and lively as a lark, the process of the copper never suited me. Under propitious circumstances, my talents would have led me, perhaps as an historical painter, to do something worth remembrance. An unfortunate summons from my father led me to forsake their mansion and return to Dublin, where I only squandered my money and injured my health. Once more in London, I took lodgings in the house of Mr. Good, a stationer, in Bond Street, when, as the devil would have it, a new-married couple came to live at the back of us; they determined to give a dashing entertainment to the Prince of Wales and the nobility, and them retire to domesticate on their “dirty acres.” For this purpose they erected a temporary apartment over their own yard and ours, approaching within half a yard of my window. I bored a hole through their tent to see the fun, staid in the cold a great part of the might, and arose in the morning with an inflamed eye, which has never since recovered its strength, and has been the cause of all my subsequent endeavors to geta living in other lines. By the kindness of the amiable Dr. Farmer, I was
admitted of Emanuel College, where I remained two years; but, finding that an Irishman could not there get a fellowship, I removed to Bene’t, where I got a degree of 5th Senior Optime. When it is considered that for the first two years I had no view of fellowship, and that for the third year I was obliged to work principally for the “day that was flying over my head,” I cannot but think I did as much comparatively as any man of my year; but fortune was always a jade to me: and Mr. D'Oyley, chaplain, at present, to the Archbishop of Canterbury, most deservedly succeeded to the next vacant fellowship—yet they kept me five years dangling after a fellowship, and might have provided for me without injuring him. At the dissolution of the partnership between S. and E. Harding, I remained with the latter, and principally employed myself in taking Silvester's place, that of copying portraits from oil to water colours. In this the tes. timony of the best artists in England are my witnesses that I beat hollow every one else. It was a line which suited me, which I liked, but which my cursed stars would not patronise. After this, all prospects in the church varnishing, and my eyes beginning to fail very fast, I turned bookseller, and for the last 13 years have struggled in vain to establish myself. The same ill fortune which has followed me through life, has not here forsaken me. I have seen men on every side-of me, greatly my inferiors in every respect, towering above me; while the most contemptible amongst them, without education, without a knowledge of their profession, and without an idea, have been received into palaces, and into the bosom of the great, while I have been forsaken and meglected, and my business reduced to nothing. It is, therefore, high time for me to be gone. WillIAM GARDINER.]
PRO V IN CIA L O C CURRENCES, wiTH ALL THE MARRIAGES AND DEATHS.
North UMBERLAN n AND DURHAM. N last Ascension-day, a yearly aquatic festival at Newcastle, a trial was made of the Tyne steam-packet, accompanied by a number of sailing and row boats down the river to Shields. She there, by various evolutions, proved that she was more manageable than any of the others; and, in returning to Newcastle, against the current, so far outstripped her competitors, as to reach the quay twenty minutes before them. A young woman who lost her sight by the small-pox when very young, has for some time supported herself at Hexham, by sowing gloves. Married.] At Newcastle, Mr. Wingate, to Miss Harrower.—Mr. Hodgson, to Miss Preston,
Great quantities of herrings were lately 'caught at Rockliff and Sandsfield, mear Carlisle, and at Poulton, near Lancaster; a circumstance scarcely ever remembered to have happened. Bridge over the Eden, near Carlisle.— On the 3d ult. the key-stone of this muchwanted and beautiful fabric was pnt into the first arch, and the next morning it was closed. Married.] At Carlisle, Thos. Ramshay, esq. to Miss B. Mounsey. At Walton, J. Lorimer, esq. to Miss Huson. At Bridekirk, Wm. Rudd, esq. to Miss M. Skelton. At Lanercost, Mr. W. Bell, to Miss A. Elliott. At Crosthwaite, H. Campbell White, esq. to Miss Clark. Died.] At Carlisle, 31, Mr. Joshua Ward. . . At Appleby, 92, Mr. John Shepherd. At Penrith, 85, Mrs. Roabert.—73, - Mr. G. Bell.—88, Mrs. Burriel.-63, Mr. Wm. Clark, At Kendal, 41, Mrs. Baines.—39, Mr. W. Bradshaw.—17, Mr. A. Airey.-24, Mrs. M. Airey.—57, Mr. Thos. Bulman. At Natland, 83, Mr. Wm. Black.-At Fallbarrow, 95, Mrs. Marg. Collinson.— At Threlkeld, the Rev. Thos. Clark.
- YORKSHIRE, The act for erecting a free church at Sculcoates, near Hull, contains a clause of no common importance, viz. to provide accommodation in the church for five hundred poor. The inhabitants of Scarborough, like
those of several other sea-ports, have formed a liberal subscription for the relief of their distressed townsmen returning from French prisons. According to the returns for the year 1813, the marriages in Leeds were 583, the baptisms 1406, and the burials 792: indicating an increase. over the preceding year, of 131 baptisms, and a decrease of 66 burials. The number of marriages was precisely the same as in 1812. At a meeting held at Hull, for affording relief to the prisoners belonging to that town returned from France, it was stated by a physician, that nearly the whole were afflicted with the tape-worm, supposed to be occasioned by the peculiar quality of their food. A cat in Huddersfield had 10st her kit. tens by accident; and a hen about the same time had deserted a brood of ducks she had been set to hatch: thus situated, the ducklings were placed among the straw in a stable, where the cat adopted them, lying beside and clinging round them. When they stray to their natural element, she stands by the water side watolling them with the greatest solicitude: and, as they return, she carries them one by one in her mouth to the warm retreat in the stable. No dog dare approach har when with her web-footed charge. Married.] At York, the Rev. to Miss A. Howard. At Leeds, Mr. J. Rushworth, to Miss M. Barker. At Hull, R. Moorson, esq. to Miss Maria Robertson.—The Rev. S. Ward, to Miss Ridsdale. At Halifax, Mr. Edwards, to Miss S. Kershaw. At Headon, T. Smith, esq. to Miss E. Champney. Died.] At York, Mr. Croft.—Mr. J. Blanchard, son of Mr. B. printer of the York Chronicle.—63, Mr. Wilkinson, a respectable ironmonger. At Huddersfield, Mrs. Hill. At Wakefield, Mrs. Strafford.—86, T. Sturges, esq.-40, Mr. Waller. At Leeds, Mrs. Maud.-20, Mr. W. Mapother. — 66, Mrs. Machan. — Mrs. Steel.-Mrs. Wilson.-20, Miss S. Ellis.— 74, Mr. Kellett.—73, Mr. H. Rinder. .. At Halifax, Mrs. Simpson.—Mrs.Senior. At Sheffield, 81, Mr. J. Beckett, At Pontefract, Mr. C. Brown, At Hull, 86, Mr. T. Lascelles.—29, Mrs. Foster. — 67, Mr. Holmes. – 66, Mrs. Simpson. At Gainsborough, 33, Mr. Jos. Torr. At Cleckheaton, 43, Mrs. Heywood.— At Horbury, Mr. J. Wood.—At Batley, 68, Mrs. Richardson.—At Rothwell Haigh, 68, Miss M. Fenton.--At Skipton, 58, Mrs. Normington.—Mr. E. Mawson.-At Beeston, 63, Mr. J. Wilkinson.—At - Shelf,