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the reflection of his own disobedience to dramatic veteran, a scholar, ard a gentlehis mind, and he dropped tears in plente man, whose facetious and eccentric chaous libation : in his grief he saw the sor racter will be ever remembered with plearow of his parents, whom he had deserted, sure by all who knew him.
In his comto follow what he began to perceive a mad pany Cherry enjoyed much comfort and career, in despite of the many unanswered satisfaction, and remained attached to it renionstrances he had received, with a fair till Mr. Knipe's death; he then joined the promise of forgiveness and affection, should principal provincial company of Ireland he return to his business. This philanthro- under the management of Mr. Atkins, pic female lamented that she could not where he filled a most extensive round of furnish him with a bed, but offered to lend characters, and for many years was the hiin her husband's cloak, and to procure a popular favourite of the North of Ireland. bundle of dry hay, that he miglit sleep in Here he married the daughter of his old an empty room in her house. His heart friend and manager Mr. Knipe, by whom was too full lo pay his gratitude in words; he has had a large family. his eyes thanked her; he wept bitterly, Mr. Ryder having, in 1787, been enaccepted her kind offer, and retired to gaged for Covent Garden, Mr. Cherry, rest. The intruding any further on her whose provincial reputation had reached kindness was painful to him, as she was the capital, was called up from Belfast to struggling to maintain a numerous off- supply his place at the Theatre Royal, spring. He therefore carefully avoided Smock Alley, Dublin. Here, for six years, the house at meal-times, and wandered little Cherry (as he was familiarly called) through the fields or streets, until he sup stood at the top of his profession in the posed their repasts were finished : at last, comic line. so overcome by fasting and fatigue, that Having long entertained a desire of he could not rest, he rose from his trooper's visiting England, he engaged himself and cloak in the dead of the night, and explored Mrs. Cherry to Tate Wilkinson, at the the kitchen, searching the dresser and all time when Mr. Fawcett was called to its shelves and drawers, in hopes of finding Covent Garden, whose situation he filled something that might satisfy the crav at the Theatres Royal of York, Hull, &c. ings of his appetite, but in vain. On his for three years; when he again returned return to his hay-truss, he accidentally to his native country. He continued two struck against the kitchen table, the noise seasons in Ireland; after which the manaof which he feared might alarm the fami- ger's irregular payments, and other disly; and, uncertain of the real cause of gusting circumstances, induced him to his leaving his apartment at that hour, return to England. He accepted an enthey might naturally suppose that his pur- gagement with Messrs. Ward aud Banks, pose was to rob the house, as a reward for managers of the Theatre Royal, Manchestheir hospitality: the idea added to the ter, where, with his wife, he successfully misery be then suffered; he trembled, he perforined two years. From thence he listened, but all was quiet; and then re went to Bath, and for four seasons enjoyed newed his search (for his hunger overcame an ample share of public favour. his fears), and to his gratification be found On the abdication of the late Mr. King, a large crust of stale bread, which he was Mr. Cherry was engaged at Drury Lane, afterwards informed had been used for where he made his appearance on the rubbing out some spots of white paint 25th of September 1802, in the characters from the very cloak that composed his of Sir Benjamin Dore and Lazarillo, and bedding; he, however, ate it with aridi was received with great applause. ty, as he was entering on the fourth day Mr. Cherry was the author of the follow. without the least refrestiment, and returned ing dramatic pieces: 1. “ Harleqain on heartfelt thanks to Providence, whose om the Stocks,” a pantomimic romance, 1793; nipotent hand was stretched in the very 2. “ The Outcasts,” an opera, 1796, not critical moment, to save him from the printed; 3. “ Soldier's Daughter,” a comost direful of all possible deaihs, starving! medy, 1804 ; 4. “ All for Fame," a comic
At length, after enduring more than the sketch, 1805; 5. “ The Village,” a comeusual hardships attendant on a strolling dy, 1805; 6. “ The Travellers," a dra. life, he left the stage, once more
matic opera, 1806; 7. “ Thalia's Tears,” ed to reason and the shop,” and remained a poetical effusion, 1806, not printed ; 8. at home upwards of three years.
Anon Spanish Dollars," a musical entertain. the theatrical drum beat in his ears ; he ment, 1806; 9. “ Peter the Great," forgot the misery of his former campaign a dramatic opera, 1807; 10.“ A Day in ing; the glory of it only remaining in his London,” a comedy, 1807, not printed recollection; and, after making some excursions of little moment, he joined a re. spectable corps under the command of * Jones's new edition of " Biographia Mr. Richard William Knipe, a well-known Dramatica,” 1812.
untimely fate is recorded in our vol. 1811. OF
his wounds, at Port Louis, in LXXXI. part ii. page 392. Thomas June 12. the Isle of France, aged 32, Hay was born in London, and while reChristopher Wilson, esq.sèn.capt.in the 22d ceiving the rudiments of education under . foot. This gallant officer had been in the Dr. Croombie, his parents acceded to the army 16 years, and had seen a great deal of ardent and unconquerable desire he exservice. He was with the ever-to-be-la pressed for the sea service, and obtained mented Abercrombie in Holland, and iy the for him an introduction to the late gallant West Indies, and for several years past Capt. Tetteswortlı, under whose coinmand had accompanied his regiment on active he entered as a midshipman in the Tartar service in the East Indies. At the attack frigate. Previously to going aboard, he aud capture of the Isle of France by the spent two months with the Rev. R. Yates Hon. Major-gen. Abercrombie (son of the in Chelsea College, for the purpose of forabove-named Hero), he led the grenadiers warding his education; and his docility of of his regiment. From thence he was sent temper, engaging manners, and sedulous to take possession of Fort Tamatave in attention, while so employed, gave the Matavia, on the Isle of Madagascar. surest pledge of the excellent character he There he remained as commandant or subsequently maintained. He sailed with governor, till he had only seven men fit the Tartar from the Thames, in February for duty, himself and all the rest of the 1803, and distinguished himself by his ingarrison that survived being sick of the trepid attention to duty, in the engagement pestilential fever. While in this defence that proved fatal to Capt. Bettesworth. less state, a French squadron of frigates After two years service, with the most graattacked the fort, and consequently took it tifying marks of approbation, and indeed without resistance. Captain Wilson, with friendly regard, from the officers of the his garrison, were made prisoners, and Tartar, he removed to the Menelaus, Capt. conveyed on board the Renommée. In Parker; but, this vessel suddenly putting a short time, however, a British squa to sea while he was on shore at Portsmoutb, dron of frigates turned the tide of affairs : he was placed, by Sir R. Curtis, on the they attacked and captured two of the books of the Royal William, to wait the Enemy. During the action, Capt. Wilson, return of the Menelaus, and by the Admin still unable to quit his coc, was carried be. ral's advice passed six months most uselow; but, being soon overpowered by the fully and creditably, in Dr. Burney's exheat, he requested to be taken up again, cellent naval academy at Gosport. He and in this helpless situation he received was then ordered aboard the Galatea, to eight severe wounds from the fire of his proceed to the East Indies to join his ship. own countrymen; from the effects of The Menelaus having left those seas bewhich, and the fever that still oppressed fore his arrival, he coutinued on board the him, he lived only to reach the Isle of Galatea, and bore his share in the tremenFrance, where his unhappy wife was dous and unequal conflict this vessel supanxiously expecting his arrival. He died ported, for two hours, against two of the in four hours after he was landed.- Enemy's frigates, between the Mauritius Captain Wilson was the youngest son of and Madagascar. In the letter he wrote the late William Wilson, esq. recorder of to his parents immediately after the action, Berwick-upon-Tweed, by Mary, daughter after stating that he has been sent with a of Christopher Scott of Sculcoates, in the boat to a neighbouring island, a 'portion of county of York, esq. by whom he had four the devoted ardour that has exalted the sons, all in the army, three of whom have British Naval Character to the Supremacy died in the service of their country. The of the Ocean, broke forth in the glowing lamented subject of this article married, in expression of professional enthusiasm, “I 1801, Rebecca Anne, third daughter of should have died with a broken heari, if I James Wyborn of Hull Place in Kent, bad not returned in time to be present at esq. inaternally descended from the an. the action." The Galatea was afterwards tient families of Dinely and Goodere of ordered to proceed to Calcutta, and on Worcestershire. By her he has left a son reaching the Hoogley river, this amiable, and daughter, too young as yet to be sen gallant, and most promising young officer sible of the loss they have sustained. But fell a victim to fever, and was interred at the estimable qualities of this brave and Kidgeree, about 90 miles below Calcutta, amiable officer, together with his profes- with military lwnjurs, and with every sional merits, cause his premature death mark of respect, by which the officers and to be sincerely deplored by all who best whole ship's company could erir.ce their knew him, and felt as an irreparable loss adiniration of the undaunted valour they by his disconsolate widow.
had so recently witnessed, and their regard Aug. 21. On board his Majesty's fri- for the excellent qualities that had engate Galatea, in his 17th year, Thomas deared him to all his companions, and Hay, midshipman, youngest son of Wil called forth the sincerest sorrow for the liam Hay, esq. of Russel-square, and only loss his country and his friends bad so brother of Ensign Alexander Hay, whose prematurely sustained. These testimonies
of respect, offered by a grateful Country to Jan. 18. At Oakley Lodge, near Cirendeparted worth, are a just tribute of ap cester, Arnold Merrick, sen, son of Aris. plause for zealous and active service, and tarchus M. and grandson of Roger M. esq. hold forth an engaging and persuasive ex of Thruxstone-court, Herefordshire. His ample to rising merit; and the sorrowing grandfather married a Miss Pye, of an parents who have lost their only two sons eminent family in that county. From his in the short space of one month, cannot mother, Mary (Hallett), he inherited a indeed forget that they were once blessed remarkable genius for surgery, which mawith every prospect and every hope that ny of his old neighbours, still living, will could gratify a parent's fondest wish, but attest with grateful recollection. He took may still look for consolation to those fu so much delight in musick, that he built a ture expectancies which youthful virtue gallery for singers, and taught a band of and unsullied character present to Christ. psalm-singers in a neighbouring church, ian resignation.
St. Devereux; and with his own hands he Dec. 15. At the Cape of Good Hope, constructed a musical instrument of almost after an illness of eight days, Dr. Vander every kind at present known. He was the kemp, a distinguished Missionary to the first that introduced into Herefordshire the Hottentots and other nations of South winnowing machine. Unfortunately for the Africa, under the patronage of the Mis interests of his own family, about twenty sionary Society of London. Dr. V. was years ago, he gave up an extensive farm, a graduate of the university of Edin the Valletts, and business as a land-surburgh, had practised for some years as a veyor, just before events took a turn so physician in Holland, and had attained much to the enrichment of farmers, to beconsiderable eminence in his profession. come Wood-steward to the late Earl Ba. At that period of life when the desire of thurst, at Cirencester. In this situation repose induces most men to retire from he continued, to the great advantage of his scenes of activity and labour, this vene lordship's extensive and admired woods, rable man was impelled, by feelings of the till the day of his death. He was highly purest benevolence and most exalted phi- esteemed by his acquaintance through lanthropy, tò undertake a mission to some every period of his life, and his death is of the most ignorant, uncultivated, and most sincerely lamented by his surviving® unpromising of mankind, and cheerfully to friends. expose himself to all the fatigues and pri Jun. 19. In the breach of Ciudad Rovations which such an arduous enterprise drigo, in his 20th year, Lieut. Alex. Bell, involved. His labours were unremitted, of the 45th regt. The glorious circumhis prudence was not inferior to his zeal, stances attending his fate, together with and his success in promoting civilization the recollection that he has fallen in the and Christianity, in a place which he found service of his country, leaving behind him both literally and morally a wretched wil. an unsullied reputation as a gentleman derness, was such as to afford his benevo. and a soldier, are great alleviations to lent mind no mean recompence.
grief, and soften even the keen feelings of Dec. 24. Capt. Thomas Phillips, of the parental affliction in lamenting his irrepaRoyal Marines, one of the unfortunate of rable loss. ficers who perished in the ill-fated Hero Jan. 23. Aged 23, Mr. Robert Marriott,
man of war, He was an officer of highly of Great James Street, Bedford-row. distinguished worth, having served his Jan. 28. At Dunmow, Essex, in his country in many hard-fought actions. 92d year, Dr. Robert Courthorpe Sims, Capt. P. was the third son of the late Rer. deservedly held in high estimation for su. Edward Phillips, vicar of West Tarring, perior skill and judgment in his profesSussex.
sion, and for the strict principles of inte1812, Jan. 15. At Clifton, in her 67th grity and benevolence by which his life year, Mrs. Dashwood, wife of Charles Vere was governed, joined with manners the D, esq. of Stauford hall, Notts. She was most mild and inoffensive. He had redaughter of Sir Francis Dashwood, of Lin ceived a liberal education in his youth, colnshire, and aunt to Lady Pitzharris had read much, and possessed a philoso(wife to the son of Lord Malmesbury). Her phical mind. He took the degree of remains were removed for interment in the Doctor of Physic, in the University of family vault in Stanford church, on the Edinburgh, in the year 1744, and wrote on 28th. And on the 12th of February, died, the occasion an inaugural dissertation, at Allestree hall, Derbyshire, aged 48, her De vomica pulonunis ; but, void of ambieldest son, Charles Armand Dashwood, tion, and more desirous of being really esq. formerly Lieut.-col. of the Royal useful than of acquiring riches or fame, Horse Guards Biue. He had been mar the doctor was content to practise as a ried but a few years to a daughter of the surgeon and apothecary in the small Dean of St. Asaph, by whom he has left a country town in which he died. He was family. His remains were interred at of the Quaker persuasion, and universally Stanford, with those of his mother. respected and beloved by his brethren; Gent. Mag. March, 1812.
and was indeed a sincere believer in, and strength of understanding, and exemplarý faithful follower of, the tenets of that re conduct under severe domestic afflictions. spectable sect, though perfectly free from She has left a disconsolate daughter, who the narrow-minded spirit, so frequently with all her relatives and friends will long observable in seceders from the Established deeply and sincerely deplore her lo83. Church of almost every denomination. Feb. 2. After a lingering illness, Mr. His bours of relaxation were chiefly spent Thomas Bird, of Stourminster Newton in his garden, in the cultivation of which Castle, co. Dorset. he took the greatest delight, particularly At Paris, Isaac Titsing, formerly in varying the arrangement of the walks, counsellor extraordinary of the Dutch the grass, and the plantations, so as to possessions in the East Indies, and amchange the general form of the whole, bassador at the court of Pekin. with a view of producing a more pictu Feb. 4. At Gallegos, of a wound receive resque effect. It ever bappened that one ed in the storming of Ciudad Podrigo, on design was hardly finished, before he dis- the 19th of Jan. in his 24th year, Lieut. covered, as he imagined, some new capa Wm. Smith, of the 77th foot. During the bility of further improvement. Thus the short time he had served in the army, be face of his garden was so frequently displayed qualities which endeared him to changing, that a person, thoroughly ac all who knew him, as a soldier and a quainted with it at one period, after an gentleman. absence of seven years, might scarcely he Feb. 12. In his 36th year, Capt. John able to recognise it for the same. In these Naish, of the 85th regt. lately returned alterations he was generally allowed to from Portugal. show much taste; and Dr. Sims's garden, Feb. 13. In Duke.street, Portlandthough limited in extent about an acre, place, in his 74th year, Maj-gen. Char was admired beyond any other in the William Este, Lieut.-governor of Carlisle. neighbourhood, and not unfrequently ex Feb. 14. At Leicester, Mr.Alderm. Sam. cited the curiosity of strangers ; to himself Clarke. He served the office of mayor it afforded a perpetual source of innocent for that borough 1808, and was justly esand healthful amusement for upwards of "teemed a truly worthy and respectable sixty years. He retained the perfect use character, both in public and private life. of his intellects very nearly to the end Feb. 17. In his 89th year, Rev. Richard of his long and active life ; and, in the Marsh, rector of Mount Bures, and vicar year 1807, published a small tract, enti of Great Tey, Essex. tled “ An Essay on the Constitution of At Edinburgh, Sir William Maxwell, Man, Natural, Moral, and Religious.” bart. of Monreith. The design of this work was more espe Feb. 18. At the governor's-bouse, in cially " to attempt to impede the torrent his 730 year, Col. Matthew Smith, major of that irreligious philosophy, the perni- of the Tower of London. cious doctrine of which had been spread Feb. 19. In Park-street, Grosvenorover Europe, to the unspeakable injury of square, the Hon. Mary Talbot, mother of the religion, morals, and interests, of the the Earl of Shrewsbury. She was daughinhabitants.” For, having retired from ter of Sir George Mostyn, of Talacre, in the fatigues of his profession, of which the Flintshire, bart. decay of his hearing rendered him in great At Mr. Thompson's, Strand, aged 73, measure incapable, he was still anxious F.Garrety, esq. Oak-Hanger-house, Berks. to devote a large share of his time to At Walthamstow, aged 6+, John Bacon, some useful employment. The improve. 'esq. late of King-street, Cheapside. 'ment and re-publication of the above Feb. 21. At the Hot-wells, near Bristol, mentioned essay was his chief mortal con Rev. John Fallowfield, rector of Barrow, cern, till the lamp of life was extinguished. Somerset, vicar of Great Grandsden,
Feb. 1. At Freshford, Rev. Dr. Baker. Hunts, formerly of Clare Hall, Cambridge, To the poor he was a liberal and unosten B. A. 1776, M. A. 1779. tatious benefactor; to his friends steady Feb. 22. Suddenly, aged 61, Rev. Mr. and sincere; and distinguished by the Washington, rector of Chilcomb, Hants, urbanity of his manners and the upright- and curate of St. Faith's, Winchester. ness of his character.
Feb. 23. At Clapham, much lamented At Ely Place, Dublin, Margaret, widow and esteemed, Mr. S. Franks, solicitor, of of the late R. Tunnadine, esg. of Man- Hart-street, Bloomsbury. chester, and youngest daughter of the At Melton Constable, Norfolk, (the seat late Peter Ormerod, of Ormerod, esq. of Sir J. Astley, bart. M. P. for that near Burnley, Lancashire. This amja county) the Hon. Lady Stanhope, eldest ble and interesting lady was, in early life, sister of the late Lord Delaval, and sistermuch admired for her beauty and accom in-law to the late celebrated Earl of Chesplishments; and at a later period, the meri- terfield. Her ladyship was twice married, dian of which she had scarcely niore than first to Sir Wm. Stanhope, brother to the aitained, for her highly cultivated mind, said Earl, who lived but a few years, and
on his death to C. Morrice, esq. the cele. 30,000 British troops in Portugal; at the brated Lyric Writer, then an officer in the same time he pointed out to the commanguards. Her ladyship was one of the der of the army, means by which Gen. finest women of the age, and of great un Kellerman's threats of plundering Lisbon derstanding and accomplishments. She might be rendered abortive. Sir Charles has bequeathed the whole of ber property, was, after his return to England, appointwhich is very considerable, to her nephew, ed' Commander in Chief in the MediterSir J. Astley, and her jointure of 10001. a ranean, and returned about 8 months since year devolves to the present Earl of to take the command of the Channel fleet; Chesterfield.
in which arduous and important employ, At Powick, near Worcester, Lady Pack- he terminated an useful and honourable ington, relict of Sir John P.
life, chiefly spent in the service, and alFeb. 23. At Stoke, near Plymouth, sud ways to the advantage, of his King and denly, having retired to bed in good Country.-His remains were removed, health, Sir Charles Cotton, Commander in March 6, on board the Pelorus brig, Chief of the Channel fleet. He had seen Plymouth, and conveyed to Greenwich, as much actual service as most officers for interment in Cambridgeshire.—They of the present day. He was an excellent arrived at Southend ou the 10th of March. commander, a good man, and inviola On the following morning Rear-adm. Sir bly attached to his King and Country, T. Williams, Commander in Chief at the He was made Post Captain Aug. 10, Nore, attended by all the Captains of 1779, and cominanded the Majestic, under men of war at that place, in their respecLord Howe, on the 1st of June, 1794 ; tive barges, with the Admiral's flag, and and in the following year, he commanded Captains pendants hoisted half-way (the the Mars, during the masterly retreat of colours of the ships hoisted half-mast Adm. Corowallis, with five sail of the line, high), proceeded in regular order to the from before the whole French fleet, when Pelorus, to witness the ceremony of placthe Mars gallantly engaged the Enemy, ing the body in the barge belonging to the and her commander was highly extolled Namur, the flagship, with the lamented for his conduct. He was made Rear-Adm. Admiral's flag half-mast high.- On the of the Blue, Feb. 20, 1797 ; Vice-Adm. remains being placed in the barge, Sir T. April 29, 1802; and Admiral, April 28, Williams, and the respective Captains in 1808. Sir Charles, after obtaining his rotation, followed the Namur's barge to flag, served, first as junior, then as second the shore, where the body was landed and in command, in the Channel fleet, during placed in a hearse, attended by two carthe greatest part of the time when the riages, for the purpose of being conveyed Earl of St. Vincent held the chief com for interment ju the family vault. The mand, and by his conduct obtained the instant the body was lowered into the Naesteem of that distinguished Admiral. In mur's barge, all the ships of war began to December, 1807, Sir C. was appointed to fire minute guns, and continued so until command an expedition, and proceeded the body was placed in the hearsé. off Lisbon, Portugal being at that time After one hour's illness, in her 48th in possession of the French, ample scope year, Catherina Margaretta Maria, wife was afforded for the exercise of his com of Jobn Beck, esq. Comptroller of the passion, which was manifested in the suc Customs at the port of Workington, only cour he afforded to hundreds of distressed daughter of the late Rev. Bryan Allott, families, who found an asylum on board rector of Burnham, Norfolk, and niece to the British squadron; at the same time the very Rev. the Dean of Raphoe,' Ire. the Admiral's zeal and loyalty contributed land. greatly to animate and rouse the Portu. Feb. 25. Near Bristol, William Rowley, guese to rise in arms to rescue their in. esq. late Commissioner of the Customs. sulted country. Even before the arrival Feb. 28. At Islington, aged 37, Jobp of a British army, the Portuguese nation Till Allingham, esq. eldest son of Mr. was, by his exertions, roused to a high Thos. A. of Colebrooke Terrace, wine-mer. pitch of patriotism. A landing was effected chant. He was brought up to the profes. by a party of marines at Figueras. The sion of the Law; but is chiefly known to Portuguese standard was reared, round the publick by his dramatic talents, which which hundreds were daily assembling; received the test of long-continued appro. and the post was held until the arrival of bation. His loss, however, will be more Sir A. Wellesley, who there first disein- sensibly felt, by the domestic and social barked the British soldiers. Sir Charles circle of which he made so distinguished a long opposed the fatal Convention of part. Benevolence formed the basis of Cintra; and, although it is not generally his actions, and his manners bore the known, thrice returned it to its projectors plain impression of this principle. Howunexecuted; roundly declaring, he could ever he avoided ostentation, not only his not sign an instrument so much in favour occasional acts of pecuniary kindness, of a French army twice beaten, with but the lively įnterest be took, and the