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Deptford, provifion merchant. March 7
church, Middle fex, potatoe merchants, Feb. 18 Surman William, aud Ephraim Ford, Cheltenhamn, linen.
drapers, Feb. 25
Vinn Thomas, Clement's lane, Lombard Areet, dealer
builder, Feb. 28
cooper, May 2
houteman, Feh. 18
factors and gluvers, April 18
facturer. Feb. 25
INCIDENTS MARRIAGES AND DEATHS IN AND NEAR LONDON:
With Biographical Memoirs of distinguished Characters recently deceased.
A N aperiest chalybeateSpring has latelybeen At St. Martin, Butler Thompson Claxton,
discovered near Begging-hall, Norwood, esq. eldest son of Robert C. esą, of Bristol, which, from the analysis and repeated trials, to Miss Lucy Shuckburgh Anderson, only is likely to prove a discovery of the greatest daughter of John Proccor A. esq. of Newimportance, particularly on account of its street, Spring Gardens. contiguity to London. In constitucional dis- At St. Sepulchre's, J. Moore, esq. of eases, especially scrofulous affections, inflain- Newport, to Miss Iles, daughter of I. I. esq. matury, gouty, and bilious habits; eruptions, of St. Jobn-street. or leprous complaints of the skin; and such At Lambech, Mr. Keating of the Strand, constitutions that have been impaired by long to Miss Brooks, daughter of the late William residence in hot climates, or by the too libe. B. esq. of Hern Hill, Surry. ral use of spirituous liquors, it has proved more The Rev. H. Hervey Barber, of the Bri. beneficial than any other spa water in this tish Museum, tu Miss Smith, daughter of kingdom, and has effected cures in cases of Harry S. esqof Pentonville. scrorula, and diseased livers, which appeared At St. Pancras, John Litherland, esq. to to the faculty hopeless.
Miss Ellen Jepson, eldest daughter of the About eleven o'clock on the night of the Rev. George J. senior vicar ot winculn cathe24th of February, a fire broke out in the dral Theatre Royal, Drury.lane. So furious and William Shaw, esq. of the Bombay milie rapid was the progress of the conflagration, tary establishment, co Frances Catharine, that before two o'clock the whole of that ex- daughter of the late R. R. P. Steer, esq. of tensive and magnificent edifice was totally con- Bawtry, Yorkshire. sumed. The fire is said to have begun under Mr. William Douglas, of Ware, to Miss the saloon, on the side of Brydges.street. Mary Lee, of Sunderland. Thus has the metropolis been deprived in the At Mary.le donne, Captain Peter Pare space of five months, by the same means, of ker, of the royal navy, commander of his its two principal places for dramatic enter. Majesty's ship Melpomene, to Miss Marianne tainments.
Dallas, second daugliter of Sir George D. MARRIED.
Bart, At St. Clement's Danes, John Morrough, C. Ellison, esq. to Miss Lovegrove, of esy. of Cork, to Mary, youngest daughter of Great Marlow, Bucks. Francis Plowden, esq.
At Chelsea, Henry Willmott, esq. of Ai St. Janies's, Captain G. Peters, of the Shoreham, Sussex, to Miss G. H. Gregory, 9th light dragoons, to Miss Read, of Wal- of Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. thamstow.George Wils, esq. of Newgate- At Hammersmith, John Dickson, kq of street, to Miss Sophia Griffin, third daughter Helshleshields, Dumfrietshire, to Christian of Robert G. esq. of Golden-square.-T. Sole, heiress of John Bethune, esq. of Beam Bramali, esq. of Lichfield, to Miss S. Ro. gale bins, second daughter of Mr. R. of Warwick. stre, Golden-square.
DIED. At St. George's Bloomsbury, Mr. Horlex, In Arlington-street, the infant daughter of of Chisweil:street, to Phæbe, eldest daugh- Loid Miiton. ter of James Johnston, esq. of Lincoln.--. In Upper Seymour-street, Mis: Langham, Ebenezer Gardner, esq. of Cannon-stree', to sister of Sir William L. Bart. Harriet, only daughter of the late T. Mere- At Kennington, Miss Maria Afeyrick”. dish, esq. of Calcutta.
in Hill-street, Dr. Hona hunier, FRS
Physician extraordinary to the Prince of In Hoxton-square, Samuel Tooth, esq. 65. Wales.
At Grimsthorpe Castle, near Bourn, Lin. In Half Moon-street, the Rev. Pbilip colnshire, his Grace Brownlow Berlie, Duke Stanbope Sme's, vicar of Asion Abbott, Buck. of Ancaster and Kesteven, Marquis · and inghamshire, and chaplain in ordinary to his Earl of Lindsey, Lord Lieutenant and CusMsajesty.
tos Rotulorum of the county of Lincoln, and in Charles street, Berkeley-square,
Law- Recorder of Boston. He was born in 1729, Terce Dundas Campbell, esy. editor of the and was consequently in his 80th year. In Asiatic Annual Register, and author of seve- 1762, while Lord Brownlow Bertie, he martal publications on East India affairs.
ried his first wife Harriet, daughter and In Pall Mall, the Rev. Robert Phillips, heiress of George Morton Pitt, esq. but by rector of Great Wheinet ham, Suffolk, vicar her he had no issue. In 1769, he was uniof Kempstone, Norfolk, and chaplain in ted to Mary Anne, daughter of Peter Ledordinary to the Prince of Wales.
yærd, esq. who died in 1804. By this lady In Baker street, the Rev. George Chandler, he had one daughter, Mary Elizabeth, born late of Myless, near Chipping Ongar, Essex. in 1771, and married in 1793, to Viscount
At Black beath, Captain Tkousas Goscb, a Millington, eldest son of the Earl of Portmember of the Turkey company, in which
She died in 1797. His Grace, wbile trude he commarded a ship for thirty years, a commoner, was returned knight of the shire 72
for the county of Lincoln in several parliaIn Albemarle-street, Lieutenant-Colonel
In 1799 he succeeded his nephew, Borbwell, late of the 2d, or North British Robert in the dukedom of Ancaster, and be. Dragoons.
came a claimant for the office of great Cham. At his house in Whitehall, at the advan. berlain of England, but failed. His Grace ced age of 82, James Duff, Earl of Fife, having no male issue, by his death the dukeViscount Macduff, Baron Braco, of Kilbryde, dom is extinct: the marquisate is also extinct ; in th: county of Cavan, in Ireland. His but the title of Earl of Lindsey devolves lordship was created an English peer, by the upon General Albemarle Bertie, M P. for ditle of Baron Fife, in Great Britsin, and the horough of Stamford ; unaccompanied, was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Bamtishire. however, by any estate, unless it shall be He is succeeded in his titles and estates by his determined that that of Uffington descends nephew, Jan.es Duff, esq. [Further particu- with the title. Grinsthorpe Castle and park lars of this nobleman will be given in our next.] descend to Lord Gwydir, by right of his wife,
In Southampton-street, Strand, William Lady Willoughby d'Eresby, and, it is beBurrows, esq. eldest son, ty the second lieved, will be made the residence of his marriage of the late Sir Kildare D. Burrows, lordship’s son, the Honour ble Peter Burrell, Bart.
who lately married the heiress of the house of At Stockwell, T. Barrett, esq. proprietor Perth. The personal property of the duke of Vauxhall Gardens.
(amounting, it is supposed, to upwards of In St. James's Place, Cerera! Mordaunt, 200,0001.), is chiefly bequeathed to his 7.
grace's grandson, Mr. Colyear, the heir in In Pater-noster-row, Mr. Alexander Hogg, abeyance of the earldom o: Portmore. The bookseller, 56.
deatn of the Duke of Ancaster is a subject of In Argyle-street, Lady Lunim, relict of real sorrow to hundreds. His Grace was the Sir Francis L. Bart.
common benefactor of all who lived around In Upper Norton-street, Mrs. Adair, re- him; and, as a landlord, was regarded as fict of Mr. Serjeant A.
indisputably the best in England. Very few In Old Burlington-street, his Excellency of those who held farms on che extensive doCount Brubl, many years minister from the main of the Duke, have had their rents ade 11 ctor of Saxony, to bis Britannic Majesty, vanced during the 30 years in which His Knight of the Order of the White Eagle Grace was their landlord.
At Belchamp Hall, Essex, the Countess At his fathers house in Manchester Buildof Dundoxald.
ings, Westminster, 28, Mr. Edward Wild In Upper Titchfield-street, the Rev. Charles Elvidge, who had been employed in the pay Powlitt, late rector of St. Martin's, near department upon the expedition to Monte Love, in Cornwall, 80.
Video, and Buenos Ayres; and upon his In Great Russel-street, Mrs. Jostin, re- return from thence, in consequence of his lict of R. J esą of Chancery.lane.
rej uration as a calculator and accountant, At Hammersmith, Simon Lesage, esq. was selected by the directors of the Provident 81.
Instirution, to be their secretary, which siIn Mount-street, Grosvenor.square, Harry tuatiņ he fiiled to their satisfaction, and reFa moord, esq. 70.
ceived every acknowledgment of their approIn Lamb's Conduit-street, Mr. Foba Moke, bation. Being however lately offered the apsolicitor.
pointment of assistant pay master to the troops In Buckingham-street, Fitzroy-square, at Lisbon, he was preparing for his voyage Mr. P. Şidney, son of John S. esg. of Huntun, to that place, but illness prevented his seco Kent.
ting out. He was a young man of great pro
mise, possessing abilities and virtues which was lieutenant-colonel of the 11th regiment must in time have raised him to eminence. of dragoons, and Alan was the eighth of
At his lodgings, cwo pair of stairs room, twelve children by his second wife. Having in Angel-court, Windmill-street, Haymar: manifested an early predilection for the naval ket, 68, Mr. Christopher Baribalemew, for- service, ne was stationed at the age of thirteen merly proprietor of White Conquit House, years, on the quarter deck of the Medway, which owed its celebri'y to the caste he dis of sixty guns, and had the good fortune to be played in laying out the gardens and walks, placed under the immediate inspection of an rendering it the first place of resort in the excellent officer, Sir Peter Denis, who had class of tea-gardens. Possessed of a good for. been chird lieutenant of the Centurion, and tune from his parents, the gardens, and the was patronized by Commodore, afterwards Angel inn at Islington, being his free holds; Lord Anson. In this vessel he remained (wo Tenting 20001, a year in the neighbourhoud years, and was present at an engagement, at of Islington and Holloway, remarkable for the conclusion of which a French ship of the having the greatest quantity of hay-stacks of line (the Duc d'Aquitaine) struck her colours any grower in the neighbourhood of London ; to two English men of war. at that time, the writer of this article was in midshipman afterwards accompanied his com formed by himself, he was worth 50,0001. mander, first into the Namur, of ninety guns, Not content, he fell a victim to the mania of in which he served under the gallant Admiral insuring in the loitery, for which he has Hawke, during the expedition against Ruchpaid 10001. a day. He passed the last 13 fort, and then into the Dorsetshire, of seventy years of his life in great poverty, subsisting guns. While on board of the latter, he was by the charity of those who knew his better taught one of the lessons of the old, which days, and as a juryman of the Sheritts’ Court he, in his turn has frequently repeated to for the county. In August 1807, he had a the new school. Being cruising with a thirty-second share in a 20,0001. prize. By squadron to the westward, May 29, 17.58, a the advice of his friends, he purchased an signal was thrown out for his ship to give annuity of 601. per annum; yet fatally chase, which she accordingly obeyed, and soon addicted to that pernicious pursuit, insurance, after came up with the Raisonable, a French he disposed of it, and lost it all: a few days sixty-four, commanded by the Chevalier de Roo before he died, he solicited a few shillings to han. Captain Denis did not fire a single gun buy him necessaries. A gentleman in his until he could do it with effect; and then, afmanners,
with a mind rather superior to ter a close engagement, that continued withthe generality of men, he at one time pos- out interruption from seven until nine o'clock sessed the esteem of all who knew him; in the evening, obliged the enemy to strike; yet he became the prey of that artful and de: the number of the killed amounting to sixtysigning set of men, who are interested in one, and the wounded to one hundred. Mr. eluding all the laws which are made to pre- Gardner was also on board the Dorsetshire, vent their nefarious practices, and which November the 20th, 1759, in the general enDever can be effected while government seduce gagement off Belisle between the English and the individual to pay 201. for the liberty of French Aleets, commanded by Sir Edward gambling for 101. This obituary is furnished Hawke and the Marstal de Conflans ; and as a warning to all ranks, particularly the Captain Denis was one of those officers who trading one, not to engage in a pursuit which particularly distinguished themselves on that will ultimately be their ruin; and when temp- occasion. The highest encomiums were beted to insure, let them remember the fate of stowed on bim personally by the commander Bartholemew.
in chief, who thanking him for his services, At his house in George-street, Hanover, in the warmth of his gratitude deciared that square, Mr. Sbelley, miniature painter. This the captains of the Dorsetshire and Resoluingenious artist has long been distinguished tion (Denis and Speke) “ had behaved like for his merit in the above line, but he rene angels.” After near five years constant emdered that branch of art subservient to the ployment, Mr. Gardner in 1760, passed the illustration of historical and poetical sub- usual examination, and was appointed a lienda jects, which he treated with taste, skill, tenant on board the Bellona, into which he knowledge, and elegance. He was one of followed his patron, Sir Peter Denis, who the founders of the exhibition of drawings in was soon after appointed to the Charlotte water-colours, in which department a degree yatch, for the purpose of bringing over her of excellence has been aitained, that de- present Majesty. Under Captain Falconer, monstrates a considerable advance in the arts who succeeded to the command, he assisted at of this country, and which far exceeds any the capture of Le Courageux, of seventy-four thing of the same nature in former times. guns, and was in April 1762 promoted to the
At Bath, where he had been some time for rank of master and commander and appointed the benefit of his health, the Right Hon. Alan to the Raven, of sixteen guns. Mr. Gardner Gardner, Baron Gardner of Uttoxeter, in Ireland remained upwards of four years without ob. and Baron Gardner of Uttoxeter in England. taining any superior rank. In May 1766 he This nobleman may be justly considered as was made post, into the Preston, of fifty guns, the architect of his own fortune. His father which had been fitted out as the flagship of
Rear-admiral Parry, whom he accompanied to of the British squadron, gave chace, the maPort Royal, in Jamaica. As profound peace menc that the signal was thrown out, and did then prevailed, Captain Gardner had neither not return the enemy's fire until she could get an opportunity to distinguish nor to enrich into close action. The English admiral was bimselt. On the expiration of the usual pe- once more unfortunate; for although he denud the Preston returned home, and was put termir.ed, notwithstanding his manifest infeout of commission The contest with Ame- riority, to give battle, yet the French always rica, soon after followed by a general war with took care to bear up so as to avoid it; and France, Spain, and Holland, however unfor. their ships being far better sailers, they were tunate it night prove for the general interest thus enabled, at will, to prevent a decisive en. of the country, yet was attended with many gagement. Byron, in his official letters to individual advantages, as it rescued a number the lords of the Admiralty, paya many comof promising young men from obscurity, and pliments to the gailantry of Vice Admiral enabled them to prove serviceable to their Barrington, and the Captains Sawyer and country. Captain Gardner had by this time Gardner, the last of whom had no less than become a husband and a father. While at sixteen men killed and thirty-nine wounded. Jannic. (May 20, 1769) he married Susan- Soon after this drawn battle, the Sultan was nah Hyde, the only daughter of Francis Gale. ordered to Jamaica, whence Captaia Gardner Esg. a planter in Liguania. This lady had, returned the following year to England with already brought him four children; and as he
a convoy under his care. On his arrival, his had now the prospect of a family to the full ship was paid off; and after remaining for a as numerous as that of his father, and was at short time out of commission, towards the end the same time ambitious of rising in the ser of 1791 he was appointed to the Duke, sevict, an appointment of course became an ob- cond rate of 98 guns, one of the ships sent to ject of consequence to him. Nor did he soli. reinforce the Aeet of Sir George Rodney, cit in vain; he obtained the Maidstone, a fri- who had meanwhile succeeded to the gate of twenty-eight guns, in which he sailed chief command in the West Indies. Capfor the West Indies early in 1778, and in the tain Gardner had the good fortune to join course of that year he fortunately obtained a the Admiral previous to the memorabie 12th zich capture on the coast of America. On of April 1789. On that glorious day the the 4th of November, while cruising about Duke was second to the Formidable, the fag. sixty leagues to the eastward of Cape Henry, ship of Sir George Rodney, and Captain Gardhe gave chase to and came up with the Lion, ner was the first to break through the enea French man of war, with fifteen hundred my's line of battie, according to che new plan bogsheads of tobacco belonging to the mer- of attack adopted by the British 'Admiral on chants. Although the hold of this vessel that occasion. During one period of the acwas crowded with merchandize, yet there tion, tie Duke, in conjunction with the Forwere forty guns and two hundred men on midable and Namur, had to sustain the fire of board ; she therefore sustained a severe action cleven of the enemy's ships, and their loss and killed four and wounded nine or the was proportionably great. On board the Maidstone's men before she surrendered. Cap. Duke thirteenmen were killed and fitty seven tain Gardner bore away with his prize for wounded, among the former of which were Antigua; and soon after his arrival in the the master and boatswain. Such a spirited West Indies, he was appointed by Vice-ad- conduct entitled Captain Gardner to the par. miral Byron to the command of the Sultan of ticular notice of the commander in chief, 74 guns.
Hitherto the subject of this me- who was so well pleased with the exertions moir may be considered merely as a private of all under him as to remark in an emphaticharacter; but from this moment he is to be cal manner, “that he wanted words to exranked as a public man, occupied with his press how sensible he was of the ineritorious professional duty, and engaged in almost eve. conduct of all the captains, officers, and men, ry great action during the space of the subse- who had a share in this glorious victory obquent twenty-two years, which constitute one tained by their gallant exertions." Soon after of the most im.portant epochs in the naval his. this, a long peace ensued, during which, the tory of Great Britain. Having now obtained subject of this memoir appeared sometimes a ship of the line, Captain Gardner remained in a civil, and sometimes in a naval capacity; under the command of the gallant but unfor having acted as commodore on the Jamaica tunate Byron, whose fate it was tu ei.counter station, on board the Europe of fifty guns, in and combat unceasingly with dangers, difii. the years 1735 6-7-8 and 9, and in 1790 as a culties, and hurricanes, in every quarter of lord of the Admiralty; he also, as will be the habitable globe. In an engagement which seen hereafter, obtained a seat in parliament. sook place with the Count D'Es aing, off the Having been at length raised to the rank of Island of Grenada, the French, instead of he. rear admiral of the blue Feb. 1, 1793, he soon ing far interior in force, as had been suppo- after hoisted his fag on board the Queen of ninesed, exhibited no less than twenty-seven sail cyweight guns, and on the 24th of March he of line of battle ships, nut withstanding, sailed in the capacity of commander in chief to winch, the Sultan, which was the head nost the Leeward Islands. Upon the arrival of
Admiral Gardrer on this station, Sir John 1797, such a dangerous nutiny took place at Laforey resigned the command, and returned Portsmouth, that on the list of February is to England. Soon after this, being encoura- was deemed necessary for some persons of auged by the disputes between the republicans thority in the fleet to confer with the deleand royalists in the adjacent colony of Marti- gates. Accordingly the Admirals Gardner, nico, and earnestly pressed by the latter to Colpoys, and Pule, repaired on board the make a descent on that islaad, he determined Queen Charlotte, then in the possession of to give them every assistance in his power. the mutineers ; tut they would not enter Accordingly, on the 16th of June, a ter a into any negociation, as, they said, no arprevious consultation with Major-general rangement whatsoever could be considered as Bruce, that officer effected a descent with final until it was sanctioned by both King and about 3000 British troops, under cover of the parliament. On this Sir Alan was so disships of war; but finding the democratical pleased that, without reflecting on his own party too strong, they were reinibarked on danger, he seized one of the chief conspiracors the 21st with considerable loss. The adhe- by the collar, and swore that every filth man Tents to the house of Bourbon, who had on board should be executed. The crew, in magnified their means and numbers, were their turn, were so exasperated, that it was the chief sufferers, many of them having pe- with no small difficulty he escaped with lais rished in arms, while those who could nut life; after which Lord Bridport's Aag was be taken on board the squadron, experienced struck, and a bloody one, the emblem of tera more cruel death in the hands of their inex- ror, displayed in its place. On this Admiral orable countrymen.
After dispatching the Gardner, together with two of his lieutenants, Hannibal ani Hector, of seventy-four guns
were afterwards obliged to go on shore, and each, to reinforce the squadron on the Simai. he declined an, invitation to return until ca station, Admiral Gardner returned home, those officers were also permitted to accomand arrived at Spithead October 1, 1793. In pany him ; which was at length complied 1794 we find him as rear admiral of the white, with. He accordingly hoisted his fiag as serving in the Channel Aleet under Earl Howe, vice admiral of the white, and proceeded to and contributing with his usual intrepidity sea in the Royal Sovereign, of one hundred to che success of the memorable 1st of June. and ten guns, on the 6th of May, to cruise On the morning of this day the English and as be.ore, under Lord Bridport, in the ChanFrench fleets being in order of baltie, when nel. The spirit of mutiny, however, was not the British admiral threw out the signal to bear yet laid, for it discovered itself once more in up, and for each ship to engage her oppo- June, when the crews of several of the ships nent, Rear-admiral Gardner desired his crew behaved in a most audacious manner, and snot to fire until they should be near enough two of his own seamen were condemned to to scorch the Frenchmen's beards." The death.
We now recur to less disagreeable Qucen bore a conspicuous part in this action ;
It being determined to celebrate the for Captain Hutt and Lieutenant Dawes were Late victories in a solemn manner, St. Paul's mortally, and her master, with two lieute. cathedral was chosen as the most suitable nants and a midshipman, slightly wounded; place, and the 19th of December, 1797, fixed thirty-six seamen were kilied and sixty-seven for the day. His Majesty and all the royal disabled. In short, no vessel in the whole family, attended by the great officers of state feet, the Brunswick alone excepted, experi- and both houses of parliament, accordingly enced so severe a loss. Earl Howe in his repaired.thither tu deposit the standards taken public dispatches, of course, made particular from the French, Spaniards, and Dutch. Sit mention of Rear admiral Gardner ; and when Alan Gardner assisted upon this solemn occahis Majesty aiterwards gave orders for a gold sion, and the following was the order of the medal emblematical of the victory to be pre- procession : gented to certain distinguished officers, he was not only included in the number, but British peerage, and gold chains and medais
were conterred on the following officers : also appointed m.jor-general oi marines, and
1. l'ice admiralsir S Hood Auw Lurd Bridport created a baronet of Great Britain. sir alan
T. Graves. continued to serve under Earl Howe while
3 Rear-admiral A. Gardaer,
--- T. Pasley.
Sir R. Cur:is.
7. Cape. William Hope.
Elphinstone. present, in particular, at the accion off Puro
4 5. 6,
9. Hon. [ Pakenhain. l'Orient, June 22, 1795, when the French
J. I. Duck worth. fleét saved itself from inevitable destruction
Sir A Douglas. by a precipitate flight. * Ai che t«ginning of
Henry Harvey, 13.
W. Domett. The admiral for his conduet on this oc
J. W. Payne, zad Casion was admitted to the honours of the