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1. Vice-admiral Caldwell, with the French corporation and inhabitants of which were of Aational colours,
course well acquainted with his merits. On Vice-admiral Sir T. Pasley, bart. the 13th of June, 1796, he was nominated, Rear-ad, Bazeley, Vice-ad. Gardner, Bart. in conjunction with Mr. Fox, one of the Rearoad. H. Seymour, Rear-ad Sir R.Curtis, members for Wes minster. It may be doubt. Capt. W. Domert, Rear-ad. Gambier, ej, however, whether a nival officer, liable Capt. J.Elphinstone, Capt J. W Payne. at all times to be sent aboard on public ser. II. Vice-ad. Goodall, with the flags taken from vice, is well calculated to represent a city the French in the Mediterranean Mar 13, 1795, which is the residence of the government, Rear-ad. W Young, and Capt. J. Holloway, may be considered as the second in the emIII. Rear-ad. Hamilton, bearing the flags taken pire, and ought to send two independent le from the French oft L'Orient, June 23, 1795. gislators to St. Stephen's chapel. Many se
Captain Larcom, Captain Guindall, vere contests have accordingly taken place ;
Capt. Monckton, Captain Browne. and in that with Mr. Tooke, his lordship IV. Vice-ad. Sir Charles Thompson, bearing had to contend with a man of the first-rate the Aags taken from the Spaniards off Cape talents. He was, indeed, well supported, and St. Vincent, Feb. 14, 1797,
attended by a numerous and respectable body Rear-ad. Sir H. Neison, Vice-ad. Waldegrave, of freeholders; but he who had never flinched Capt. Whitshed,
Sir Charles Knowles, from a contest with the public enemy, must Capt Sutton, Capt. Dacres,
be allowed to have been overmatched by the Capt. Irwin, Capt. Towry.
wit, satire, and eloquence, of so formidable an V. Capt. Douglas, bearing the flags taken from antagonist. On this occasion it was well the Dutch off the Cape of Good Hope,
known to all his friends that the gallant ve. August 16, 1796.
teran would have rather encountered a shower VI. Ad. Lord Duncan, bearing che Aags taken of cannon-balls, than been exposed to the from the Dutch off Caperdown, on the coast continual hisses of the mob, and pelted by the
of Holland, October 11, 1797, arguments of a popular adversary. At the Capt. Sir H. Trollope,
* Vice-ad. Onslow, general election, in 1802, when he was again Capt. 0. B. Drury, Sir G. W. Fairfax, returned for Westminster, Mr. Fox paid a Capt. J. Wells, Capt. W. Elphinston, very high compliment to his virtues and inteCapt. W. Mitchell, Capt. E. O'Brien, grity. " A noble admiral (said he) has been Capt, W. Bligh, Capt. Geo. Gregory, proposed to you. I certainly cannot boast of Capt. Waller,
Capt. W. Hotham. agreeing with bim in political opinions ; but Early in 1798, Sir Alan again served in the worthy of their choice than the noble lord, in
whom could the electors pitch upon more Channel Aleet, having his flag hoisted on board the Royal George, under Lord Bridport; his private character universally respected, as also in the beginning of 1799 in the Royal and a man who has served his country with a Suyereign; but he soon after returned into zeal, a gallantry, a spirit, and a splendour port with a squadron from a cruize off the
that will reflect upon him immortal honour?" coast of France. Having sailed again, it was
The family of Lord Gardner is still more nu. discovered that the French feet, after esca
merous than that of his father, consisting of ping from Brest during a fos, had steered
no less than fourteen children, all of whom, towards the Mediterranean; on which he was
three only excepted, are still alive. Two of sent by the commander in chief with a de.
the sons are officers in the army, and two in tachment of sixteen sail of the line to rein. the navy; and it is not a little remarka force the squadron off Cadiz, and in the Me able, that his wife was actualiy deliver. diterranean under earl St. Vincent. Per
ed of one of her children (Samuel-Mar. board the Europa at
He ceiving, however, that there was but little tin) on danger in either of those quarters, he returned
is succeeded in his titles by his eldest son in July with the convoy from Lisbon, accom
the honourable A. H Gardner, born in 1772. panied by nine sail of the line. Early in the
His remains were deposited in the Abbey..
The funeral was conducted year 1800 we once more find Sir Alan, who church, Bath. was soon after created a peer of Ireland, by with appropriate grandeur and solemnity; the the title of Lord Gardner, serving at one pe- hearse, six mourning coaches, and a long retia riod under his old admirali Lord Bridport in
nue of gentlemen's carriages, formed the the Channel Aeet, and at another command procession. Four sons of his lordship paid ing a squadron of observation off Brest ; buc
their last ustering of filial aifection, as chief on the 22d of August he left the Royal So
mourners ; the pall bearers were Admirals Sir vereign, and succeeded Admiral Kingsmill in
C. Knowles, M'Donnell, Sir J. Saumarez,
There the naval command in Ireland, which he Wolseley, Stirling, and Pickmore. held for several years. In 1807, he succeed.
has been seldom seen on any similar occasion ed the Earl of St. Vincent in the command
of in that city so great a concourse of spectatora the Channel Aleet, which ill-health obliged voutiy anxious to pay the last tribute of re
as attended this funeral; all appearing dehim some time since to relinqui:h. Gardner sat in three successive parliaments. spect to one of the firmest supporters of our
naval renown. In January 1790, he was elected one of the representatives for the town of Plymouth, the
At Goranbury, near St. Alban's, the was, and no doubt still is, in similar institu.' Right Honourable James Bucknell Grimston, tions, wholly neglected; and to many a man Viscount Grimston, Baron of Dunboyne, in of real talents, both natural, and acquired, the kingdom of Ireland, Baron Verulam, of the consequence has teen, consignment to Gorhambury, in the county of Hertiord, obscurity, and comparative insignificance for Great Britain, and a baronet, D. C.L. and lite. Mr. Edwards, however, sliewed his F.R.S. His lordship was born in 1747, and good sense by devoting a considerable portion was educated at Christ Church, Oxford He of his time, during his academical course, to succeeded his father in the family titles and the improvement of the capital advantage estates in 1773, and the foilowing year mir. which nature had given him, in a powerful ried Harriet Walter, grand-daughter of Lord and melodious voice, for the acquisition of a Forrester, whom he survived but a few weeks. delivery, that might fix his attention, and In 1784 he was returned knight of the shire give the best effect on his pulpit instructions. for the county of Hertford, and on the disso. This circumstance, as well as the excellence Jucion of that parliament was created an Eng- of the first discourses he delivered, excited lish peer by the title of Baron Veruiam. He considerable expectations of him as a preacher, is succeeded by his only son James Waiter, which were not afterwards disappointed. At born in 1775, who, in right of his mother, first, the art of the speaker was by much too lately inherited the barony of Forrester iu visible; but when practice and experience Scotland, and in August, 1807, married Lady had ripened and mellowed his talents for eloCharlotte Jenkinson, daughter of the late cution, every degree of stiffness and forma. Earl of Liverpool. The family seat of Gor. lity was nearly worn off, and his delivery, hambury Abbey was once the mansion of was at once easy, and in the highest degree the venerable Bacon, Lord Verulam, whose forcible and impressive In his best days, he gallery inscriptions and several curious por. was always heard with great attention, and traits are still extant. At this place the de. the younger part of his audience, who are ceased nobleman kept a considesable farm in usualiy most inclined to impatience under his own hands, and proved himself a skilful public instruction, were accustomed to say, and spirited encourager of agricultural im- though he was in the habit of delivering provements.
long discourses, and though familiar with The Rev. 7. Ewards, a dissenting minis. bis manner, they were never wearied. Duter of the unitarian denomination. He was ring the time he spent in preparation for the drowned early in the month of September, ministry, he was also remarkable for the 1808, whilst bathing in an arm of the sea, regularity of his behaviour, for strict integnear Wareham. This truly good man, and rity, for a consciencious though unostentahighly useful teacher of religion, was born tious regard for religion; and for ardoui, January 1, 1768, at Ipswich, where his ta. firmness, independence of mind, and zeal ther, the Rev. David Edwards, was pastor for truth, by which he was distinguished of a dissenting congregation of the calvinistic through the rest of his days, and thus ren. persuasion. It is reported, that in early life, dered an ornament to his sacred, and truly, he was designed for naval employment, and honourable profession. His first settlement with that view was some time at sea. Short as pastor of a congregation, was at Gateacre, however this might be, it is certain he after. near Liverpool. In the year 1791, a year wards uniformly discovered that intrepidity, made memorable for ever in English history, generosity, and nobleness of spirit, for which by the bitter and unrelenting persecution of the British navy has been so long and so one of the greatest and best men this country justly celebrated. Being as well prepared as could boast of; he received a unanimous invi. young men usually are for entering on tation from a large, and respectable congrecourse of academical education, he commen- gation at Birmingham, to ufficiate as colleague ced his studies for the ministry at a seminary, with this desurvedly eminent philosopher then supportej ac Hoxton, by the trustees of and divine. A fever, however, to the atthe late Mr. Coward's will, under the direc- tacks of which he was afterwards liable, pree tion of Dr. Savage, Dr. Kippis, and Dr. vented his immediate removal; and, during Rees; and in the year 1785, removed to a that interval, the riots alluded tu took place, similar institution at Daventry upon the same which finally ended in the voluntary banishfoundation, where he completed his education. ment of Dr. Priestley, into the wilds of It may be proper to remark here that at these America, and thus was removed one of the sensinaries every advantagc except one was en principal inducements of Mr. Edwards, as joyed, that could be requisite to prepare young he hiuself observed, to settle at Birmingmen for the successful discharge vl' ministerial ham, namely, that he might enjoy the beduties; and it is surely singular, that, upon nefit of the converse, advice, and example that one, their popularity, and consequently, of this intrepid friend of truth, science, and the extent of their usefulness, chiefly de. religion. llis colleague in this situation for pended. On the theory and practice of elocu. a few years, was the Rev. David Jones'; at tion, co lectures were given; no examples that time well known, and highly respected afforded; no exercises required. This study, for his spirited, and able pulslıcations in the $0 essential to the success of public speaking cause of freciom, political and religious, and MONTHLY MAC., No. 182.
In defence of the pure doctrines of christianity. his health however, at this period, rendered Upon the resignation of this gentleman, who relaxation and the air of the country neceshas since devoted liis superior talents to the sary. On this account he deciined some very a'ssiduous study, and to the practice of the promising offers that were inade to him, and law, the whole pastoral care of the congree. retired for some rime to the neighbourhood gation, by tlorir request, devolved upon Mr. of the sea ; officiating during one sunimer, Edwards. This circumstance alone was a suf. to'a small' but respectable congregation in the ficient tesóimony of the high estimation in Isle of Wighi. Soon after he was invited to which he was held, for till that period, two become the minister of a congregation of ministers had always been thought necessary protestant dissenters at Crediton, in Devonto fill that station. During his connection shire. He complied with their request, and with this society, the attendance upon his divided his services during the first year, ministry was often very numerous, and al. between that society, and another of the ways respectable In discharging the duties same description at Moieton Hampstead. of his office, his zeal for truth, his uncor. At these places, he usually preached three yupted integrity, his firmness and consistency, times on the Lord's day, besides which he but above all his generosity of spirit, and his had a weekly lecture. At Crediton, he carnest concern for the practical and religious also established Sunday schools, which in chap improvement of his hearers, were very con. neighbourhood' are common, chiefly spicuous, and on some occasions were dis. upon the plan of the very large and well played in a manner that does not often cccur. conducted institution of this kind at Birming. His exertions to be useful were by no means ham. Severe afflictions, however, that had confined to the pulpit. Considering the befallen some of his nearest relatives, as well smallness of his income, his liberality was as others of a personal nature, had induced almost unexampled. Little more than one-tbird 'him to form the resolution of leaving Deof wbor be received as ibe reward of his labours, vonshire, and suspend für a season his minixwas sufficient to supply his own necessities ; ebe terial labours. From the first it does not aprese was entirely devoted to the relief of those pear to have been his design to continue long who stood most in need of assistance; and to in that situation, for he had engaged to uffipecuniary aid, were conimonly added by him, ciate as minister at Crediton, only from year the still more valuable benefits of Christian
It was the will of Providence, advice and consolation. Nor can there be however, that his valuable life should now the least doubt, had his income from the he suddenly crit short, when many years of ministry teen double, or treble what it was, activity and increasing usefulness might have he would have employed the whole the game been expected; and to that will, mysterious way. In 1802, his eonnections with Bir- as it often is, it hecomes creatures whose famingħain was dissolved, but not without the culties are limited as ours are, to bear in deepest regret amongst his numerous and at. every instance with perfece acquiescence. fectionate friends. Every exertion was made That his death was accidental and wholly unby the young people of the society especially, designed, there is every evidence which the to induce him to remain with them. Their nature of the case will admit. His clothes address tu him on his departure, and the sub- were all found laid in the usual manner by s'antial proofs they afterwards afforded him of the water side; letters were in his pocket, their attachment, are testimonies to his in which he expressed his in'ention of returnworth, which cannot be cfficed. The ești- ing for a short time to his late abode. A few mation in which his memory is still held by days before, on his way through Exeter, he them; the fidelity and strength of their at. had purchased some books, and a few days tachment; the affection with which they previous to that he had writren a letter to-2 cherish the recollection of the known good young person of his former congregation at ness of his heart ; and his faithtul exertions Birmingham, abounding with proofs of good for their benefit, are as honourable to them- sense, and the best advice, which the cir. selves, as to him. Upon this separation, cumstances of that young person required. Air. Edwards removed to the neighwuurhood These surely are evidences that can leave no of London. He had been there but a few diubt in the mind of any impartial person. months, when he was atticted with a severe His publications consist of Letters to the illness, which so much attected his nervous Rev. Mr. Madeley, and a Vindication of ystem, as to render him is capable of great them. Lectors to the British Nation, (on the exertion, during his residence in this vicinity. Riots at Birmingham,) and Five single Ser. After no long confinement, however, he was
For an able and just estimate of his enabled to renew his ministerial services, character, and talents (which the sermons lie which were carried on partly at Edmonton, delivered, as well as those he published, prove, and partly in the inetropolis, where he con- to be far above mediocrity), the reader is ducted during the winter season, evening lec- requested to refer to an excellent discourse,
Of the spirit and ability with which occasioned by his death, delivered and pub. :bcse services were conduceed, the very ex- Jished by his successor at Birmingham, the cillent serinun on the death or Dr. Priestley, Rev. John Kentist, sold by Beicher, Birming. is ab admirable specimen; but the state of ham; and Johnson, St. Pául's Church Yard.
WITH ALL THE MARRIAGES AND DEATHS;
Communications for this Department of the Monthly Magazine, properly authenticated, and sent free of Pastage, are always thankfully received. Those ure more particularly acceptable which describe the Progress of Local Improvements of any Kind, or which contain Biographical Anecdotes or Facts relutive to eminent or remarkable Characters recently deceased.
NORTHUMBERLAND AND DURHAM. Robert Rawes, proprietor of several slate. THE number of baptisms in Newcas:le, and quarries at Shap, near Appleby, Westmore
Gateshead, for the year 1808, was 1235, land, 68. Mrs. Creighton, wife of Mr. of which 656 were males, and 539 females. David C. 22.-Mrs. Mather, 40 --Mrs. Burials, (including those at the Ballist Hills) Barry, 78. Mr. William Mewburn, 69.-1144, viz. 569 males, and 575 females. Mar- Mr. John Cram. riages 454. The baptisms of the Dissenters, At Bishop Auckland, Mr. John Burnell. which are considerable, are not included in At the Steel, near Bellingham, William the above number.
Dodd,.esq. Married.] At Wittinghanı, George Laingo At Billingham Grange, Mrs Burrell, 58. : esq. of Long Haughton, to Miss Law, daugh- At Lumney, Mr. Thomas Chapman, 78. ter of the Rev. Mr. L. vicar of the former At Elsdon, Mr. Anthony Hall, 75. place.
At Berwick, Mrs. Charcers.--Mr. James At Ryton, P. B. Minster esq. to Miss Ann Patterson. Elizabeth Stowe, of Ryton Grove, daughter At Sunderland, Mr. William Shepherd, 78. of the late John S. esq. of Newton, Lincoln. At Stannington, Mr. John Hart, 92. shire.
At Tantoby, Mrs. Richardson, 79. At Newcastle, Capt. John Ismay, of the At Wark, Mrs. Loraine, 84. Royal Navy to Miss Punshon.
At Bishopwearmouth, Mr. Anthony Ellis, Ac Monkwearmouth, Mr. William Moody, 30 years parish.clerk of that place, 66. of Durham to Miss Jane Jettersun, seventh A. Barnardcastle, Mrs. C. Richardson. daughter of Mr. William J. of Pancake Hall, At Edmondsley, near Chester-le-street, near Durhan.
Hannah, second daughter of George Wardle, At Houghton-le-Spring, Mr. Stephen Owens, of Chester-le-street, .co Miss Bow. den, daughter of Mr. B. of Dean House.
CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORELAND. At Durham, Mr. James Smurth. Ai Kendal Dispensary, 1087, patients were waite, 76.--Mrs. Hunter, 68.-Mr. John admitted during the last year.
Taylor, 56 - Mr. Thomas Dixon, 75.--- amounted to 1571. Ss. One hundred and two Mrs. Eleanor Wetherhead, 71--Miss Mary poor women received relief, during the last Fairest, 23 Mr. Martin Smith,
year, from the Lying in charity, in the same John Impeti, esq. 49.--Mrs. Pearson, 74. town, at the expence of 651. 14s. 3d.--Ar the
At Gateshead, Capt. A. Rutherford, of Schools of Industry, Kendal, at Midsummer Hillgate, 80.
last, there were 138 boys and girls employed, At Coatham Hall, Garth, near Darling. viz 30 boys in card-setting, and 108 girls in ton, Mr. Thomas Porthouse, inventor of the knitting, sewing, platting straw, &c. Ilir useful machines for heckiing and spinning yearly expences (including for repairs 361. 139. fax and hemp, 47.
3. and for rewards to 49 children 121. 23 At Wingate Grange, near Castle Edin, 60 ) amounted to 2981. and sixpence. Mr. Thom.as Waison, 106.—He recained his Married.] It Appleby, the Rev. John faculties tili his death.
Waller, rector of Southainstead, and master At Escomb, near Bishop Auckland, Mr. of Appleby School, to Miss Wade. Thomas Spark, 30.
At Sowerly Row, Mr. Denton, surgeon and At Walsingham, Mrs. Bates, wife of Mr. apothecary in Penrith, lo Miss Ann Wells. B. surgeon, daughter of the Rev. Mr. Hard. At Whitehaven, Tbomas Parker, esq. of inge, rector of Stanhope, and sister of the Hull, to Miss Spedding, youngest daughter late Captain H. of the St. Fiorenzo frigate. of the late James S. esq.
At Hexam, the Rev. Mr. Flewing, curate Died.) Ac Penrith, Mrs. Hindson, Bio of Hexam, and master of the Free Grammar w Ms. John Stagg, 22.-Mrs. Salkeld, School at Haydon Bridge.
wife of Joseph S. esq Mrs. Margaret Sand: At Newcastle, Miss Ann Mounsey, daugh- wich, 91--Mrs. Jane Ralpla, 81.-M. ter of the late Rev. Robert M. of Raven- Margaret Noble, 75. stonedale, Westmoreland.-Miss Marv Allen, At Wyersdale, Mrs. Jackson, 03. 15.-Mr. Hunter Benney, 32.- Mr. T. At Broughton in Ferness, Mrs. Elizabeth Wubbuck, 78.- Mrs. Ranney, SJ.-Mro Gasson, 70'; and a few days after vards ar 4
Fallen Cross, in Cleator, her brother, Mr. Bromby, mother of the Rev. Mr. B. vicar of
At Ackworth, Miss Heaton, sister of Jobn At Scotby, Mr. Thomas Colthard, 85.
At Corby, Miss Jane Gaddes, eldest daugh- At Selby, John Audus, esq. who, during ter of Mr. Richard G. 22.
the last twenty years, has, by his energies, At Workington, Mr. William Adair, 24. abilities, and public spirit, made great imMrs. Hudson, 79.- Mr. Jonn Bradle, assis- provements in the new roads, buildings, &c. at tant to the master of the Grammar School, that town.
At Breckabank, Mr. Jolin Fleming, 83, At Rowcliffe, Patrick Berthwick, esq.
At Havingham, near Malton, Robert
At Close, in Embleton, Mr. Wilfred Ro. an approved minister among the Quakers, 69. binson, 82.
At North Cow.on, near Richmond, Mr. At Wath, Mr. Jacob Tyson, 71.
Robert Raisbeck. He died on the day At Lowther, Mrs. Lumb, 39.
which completed his 78th year; and was At Ambleside, Lieut. Steward, of the celebrated in thac neighbourhoud for his 88th Foot, son of the late Lieut. General S. skill in the management of cattle.
At Carlisle, Jane, wife of Mr. Jolin Bow- At Knaresborough, Mr. William Deerman, 62 -Mrs. llannah Wright, 70.- love.-- AIr. J. Green, 78. Mr. Thomas Wiikin, 56.-Mrs. Ann Hail, At the West Fields, Bramley, Mr. John 65, Jane, wife of Mr. Walter Armstrong, Beecroft, one of the partners of the iron. 27.-Mr. Joseph Robinson, of the Grey works, Kirkstall Forge, near Leeds, 59. Goat Inn, 42.-Mary, wife of Mr. George At York, aged 70, Richard Metcalfe, esq. Wood, 58.-Mr. John Blacklock, 21 -Eli. one of the Alderman of that Co poration. zabeth, wife of Mr. R. Jerrard, 80.
He served the office of Sheriff in the year At Kendal, Mr. James Creighton, 25.- 1787, and that of Lord Mayor in 1795.Mrs. Nelson, relice of the Rev. Mr. N. of Mrs. Dinsdale, wise of George D. csq. of Garsdale, near Sedburgh.--Moses, son of the Middlehamı, 23.--Mr. George Champlay, late Mr. M. Wilkinson, 16.--Mr. Thonias 70.- Henry Raper, esq. one of the Aldermen Huyton, son of Mr. H. of the White Lion of the Corporation, and father of the city, Inn, 21.-Mr. John Atkinson, 79. Mrs. 82.-He served the otlice of Lord Mayor in Dodgson.--Mrs. A. Patterson, 76.
the years 1765 and 1782, and discharged the At Maryport, Mrs. Sarah Saul, 67.-Capt. important duties of a magistrate with honour William Thompson. senior.--Mrs. Thomp- to himself, with credit and utility to the son, of the King's Arms Inn.
city... Joseph Collins, esq. of Welton, near
perual curacies of Slednere and Filey, in this
Lieutenant Colonel of the fourth Dragoon
one of the alderman of thiac borough.Mr. At Kirk. Hammerton, Mr. Edward Spink, John Cockson, one of the common council. jun. of Wilstrop, to Miss Howell, eldest Mrs. Furbanli, senr. and Mrs. F. jun.-Mr. daughter of the Rev. William it. or Knares- John Stocks -Mr. John Bradford, 38 years borough.
cork of Trinity Church, 67.-Mr. Philip At Malham, Samuel Broon; head Ward, Coultman, formerly an attorney.--Mrs. esq. of Mount Pleasant, near Sheffield, to Drake. Miss Martindale, of the former place.
Aged 69.--Ralph Ferry, esq. of Thorpe. At Brad:ord, Laurence Halstead, esq. of On his return from Sunderland, through the Burnley, Lancashire, to Anna, daughter of darkness of the night he lost his road, got the late John Preston, esq. of Bradford. among a quantity of drifted snow, where lie
Died.] At Doncaster, Mr. Charles Spen. perished, and was not found until the next cer, formerly of the Stefield theatre, 00.- morning Mr. Pugh.
At Lascelles Hall, Samuel Walker, esq. At Dowthorpe, Charles E. Broadley, esq. 62. of Hull.
At Stackhouse, near Settle, William ClapAt Hull, at the vicarage house, Mrs. ham, esq.