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Mence, esq. of the Grand Parade, Brighton.
At St. Katharine's Chapel, Regent's park, William Vaubuz, esq. of Killiow, near Truro, to Helen-Mary, eldest dau. of the late C. T.
Snulsby, esq. of Bessingby, Yorkshire. At
Wawne, Thomas Crust, esq. Town Clerk of Beverley, to Mercy, second dau. of the late
Richard Consitt, esq. of Hull. At Ilfra
combe, Horace Vidal, surgeon, to ElizabethLovering. only dau. of the late George Harris, esq. banker, of Ilfracombe.— At Wordsley, the Rev. Henry Girdlestone Young, only son of James Young, esq. Wells, Norfolk, to Eliza, eldest dau. of William Foster, esq. of Wordsley house, co. Stafford. At Urixton, Robert
Finch, M.D son of Frederick Finch, esq. of Groom's hill, Greenwich, to Louisa, eldest dau. of John Hales, esq. of Tulse hill. At Chelsea, F. R Sasse, esq. of the Foreign Office, second son of the late Richard Sasse, esq. to Mary-Anne, third dau. of C. II. Phillips, esq. of Cleveland row, St. James's.
Si. At Painswick, Glouc. Capt. Hugh Ha•non John Massy, of the 44th Regt. eldest son of the Hon. George William Massy, of Belmont, co. of Limerick, to Annie-Margaret, second dau. of the late Morgan John Evans, esq of Llwynbarried. —— At St. Georse's Bloomsbury, Ambrose Poynter, esq. of Park street, Westminster, to Lou'sa-Noble, dau. of
the late Gen. Robert Bell, Madras Artillery.
T. H. Burton Crosse, esq. eldest son or the late Col. Crosse, K.L. K.S.F., St. Crosse, Herefordshire, to Mary, widow of Durell Blake, esq. of Elkington hall, Som. and Belmont, co. Galway.
27. At St. George's Hanover sq. Harrourt Johnstone, esq. eldest son of Sir John V. B. Johnstone, Bart. M.P. of Hackness hall, to Charlotte, second dau. of Charles Mills, esq. of
Cameltnrd house. At St. Marylebone, Capt.
W. J. Verner, 21st Fusiliers, to Mary-Anne, youngest dau. of the late John Rogers, esq. of Langham place.
28. At Walcot, Bath, John ilarcon, esq. late Capt. 12lh Regt. to Ellen, second dau. of
John T. Anstey, esq. At Bath, Charles, son
of the late Rev. H. Nicholson. D.D. to Maria, youngest dau. of the late Thomas Grtsham,
esq. of Barnby Dun, Yorkshire. At Norton,
near Worcester, by the Rev.G. Edmood Walker, Hugh C. E. Childers, esq. B.A. of Trinity coll. Cambridge, to Emily, third dau. of George
J. A. Walker, esq. of Norton. At St.
George's Bloomsbury, Charles Yorke, esq. of Oundle, eldest son of Charles Frederick Yorke, esq. of Peterborough, to Elizabeth, fourth dau. of the Rev. Francis Dollman, Vicar
of Loders, Dorset. At Melton Parva, the
Rev. Francis Raikes, Rector of Carleton Forehoe, Norfolk, to Martha, eldest dau. of Rev. J. C. Barkley, Vicar of Melton Parva.
29. At the Roman Catholic Chapel in Spanish place, Manchester square, and subsequently at St. George's Hanover sq. Gen. Cabrera.to Miss Marianne-Catherine Richards, only child and heiress of the late Robert Vaughan Richards, esq. The bride it is said has
a fortune of 25,000/. a-year. At Sandhurst,
Charles G. Butler, esq t>6th Reiit. second son of Major-Gen. the Hon H. E. Butler, to JaneElizabeth, eldest dau. of the late Capt. Prnsser,
Royal Fusiliers. Jacob L. Elkin, esq. of
Devonshire pi. London, to Emily, eldest dau.
of Wm.W. Alexander, esq. of Berkeley sq.
At Colchester, John-Campbell, youngest son of Robert Lyall, esq. Ola Montrose, Forfarshire, to Octavia-Sopbia, dau. of the late Roger Nunn, esq. M.D.
30. At St. George's Hanover sq. Gladwin Turbutt, esq. of Oyston hall, Derbyshire, to Ellen, youngest dau. of the late Baldwin Duppa
TJuppa, esq. of Hollingbourne house, Kent.
At Hayes, Kent, Francis-Henry, eldest ion of
Francis Laseelles, esq. of the Madras Civil Service, to Mary, third dau. of Samuel Nevil
Ward, esq. of Baston Hayes. At Broms
grove, John Webster, esq. of Manchester, to Maria-Selina, dau. of the late George Fletcher,
esq. M.D. formerly of Chesterfield. At St.
George's Hanover sq. Frederick haworth, esq. to Louisa-Anne, youngest dau. and co-heiress of the late Thomas Stevens, esq. of Cross, co, Devon. At Wormley, Herts, William-Robert, eldest son of W. R. Hatches, esq. of Bishop's Stortford, to Annie, second dau. of the late Thomas Unwin, esq. of Sawbridgeworth.
Junel. At St. Paul's Hammersmith, J. A- D. Cox, esq. of Ham Common, Surrey, to MaryBrodie, relict of J. T. Smith, M.D. of Stevenage. Herts, and third dau. of the late W. Whitehorne Lawrence, esq. of St. Ann's,
Jamaica. At St Marylebone, the Rev. Thos.
Henry Knight, M.A. Incumbent of Stoke Canon, Devonshire, to Catherine-Jane, only
child of the late Thomas Lee, esq. At St.
Margaret's Westminster, the Rev. Thomas Dealtru, only son of the Bishop of Madras, to Lucy-Healey, youngest dau. of John Bagshaw, esq M.P. of Cliff house, Essex. At St. Peter's Eaton sq. Lieut. llallitlay, R.N. nephew of the late Adm. Tollemache, to FrancesLouisa, only unmarried dau. of the Hon. Chas.
Tollemache. At St. George's Bloomsbury,
Samuel T. Clarke, esq. solicitor, of Bury st. St. James's, second son of George Somers Clarke, esq. of Tavistock sq. to HenriettaElizabeth, second dau. of the late John Sherard Coleman, esq. of Bitteswell house, Leic.
2. At Stratford-on-Avon, the Rev. E. W. Wilkinson, of Christ college, Cambridge, to Maria-Eliza, dau. 6f JohnBranston Freer, esq. of Siratford-on-Avon.
3. At Chorleywood, the Rev. W. S. Thomson, MA. Rector of Fobbing, Essex, to Sarah, dau. of John Barnes, esq. of Chorleywood house, Herts.
4. At St. Peter's Eaton sq. Sir George Howland Beaumont, Bart, to Paulma-Menzies, third dau. of W. Hallows Belli, esq. and granddati. of the late Rev. \V. Howley, Archb. of Canter
bury. At Clifton, Capt. George Prucn,
Bombay Art. to Mary-Anne-Harriet, eldest dau. of Barrington Tristam, esq. of Clifton.
At Elton, in the county of Durham, the
Rev. Henry Maister, M.A. of New Inn Hall, Oxford, eldest son of the late Colonel Maister, of Winestead, in llolderness, to Grace, eldest dau. of George William Sutton, esq. of Elton,
in the county of Durham. At Glentworth,
Line, the Rev. John Day, eldest son of the Rev. Edmund Day, Vicar of Norton, to Catherine-Mary, only dau. of the Rev. H. Bassett,
Vicar of Glentworth. At Paddington, Geo.
David Pollock, esq. second son of Sir George Pollock, G.C.B. to Marianne-Charity, eldest dau. of Robert Saunders, esq. of Cambridge
square. At Lavenbam, the Rev. Charles
iex-Blake, M.A. younger son of the Rev. W. J. Jex-Blake, of Lamas in Norfolk, to Fanny, eldest dau. of the Rev. Richard Johnson, M.A. of Stalham in Norfolk, and of Lavenhara
rectory in Suffolk. At Baconsthorpe, Norf.
Henry Staniforth Paffe«on, esq. of Cringleford, near Norwich, to Isabella-Katherine, eldest dau. of the Rev. J. A. Partridge, Rector of
Baconsthorpe. At Edinburgh, Edw. Hunter
Blair, esq. of Dunskey, to Elizabeth, dau. of
the late George Wauchopc, esq. At St.
Giles's-in-the-fields, Arthur Foster, esq. of Bryanston st. youngest son of the late Charles Foster, esq. of Jamaica, to Lionella, only dau.
of William Lionel Lampet, esq. At St.
George's Hanover sq. Adam Atkinson, esq. of Lorbottle house, Northumberland, to Charlotte-Eustatia, only child of John Collett, esq. of Upper Belgrave street.—At Stratford-onAvon, the Rev. Edward Walker Wilkinson, of Christ college, Cambridge, to Maria-Eliza, dau. of J. B. Freer, esq. of Stratford-on-Avon.— At Wakefield, the Rev. Matthew Forde Smyth, B.A. Eccles, near Manchester, and ex-scholar of Holy Trinity, Dublin, to Henrietta-Noble, foungest dau. of the late H. Thompson, esq. apt. 66th Regt.—At Neston, Cheshire, the Rev. Samuel Haworth, B.A. of St. John’s college, Cambridge, to Ellen, youngest dau. of the late Mr. Samuel Briscoe. 5. At St. George's Hanover sq. the Count Maggiolini, of Monbercelli and Belvidere in Piedmont, Capt. of the Grenadier Guards, to Adelaide-Eliza, eldest dau. of Kerrison Harvey, esq. of Thorpe, near Norwich.--At St. Pangras, Thomas Theodore Campbell, jun., esq. of Gloucester crescent, Regent's park, to SabinaMariana, widow of Robert Neave, esq. Hon. E.I.C.'s Bengal Civil Service.—At Guernsey, the Rev. Robert Le Marchant, M.D. third son of John Le Marchant, esq. of Melrose, of that island, to Eliza-Catherine, dau. of Daniel Tupper, esq.-At Clifton, John Edward Har§. Pryce, esq. late Capt. 2nd Queen's ! oyals), and youngest son of the late Richard ryce, esq. of Gunley, Montgomeryshire, to Eliza-Martha, youngest dau. of the late Francis Burton, esq. of the 12th Royal Lancers. 6. At St. James's Piccadilly, the Ven. Marcus Gervais Beresford, Archdeacon of Ardagh, son of the late Bishop of Kilmore, to Elizabeth, relict of R. G. Bomford, esq. of Rahanstown, co. of Meath, and only dau. of the late J. T. Kennedy, esq. of Annadale, Down.——At Edinburgh, George Wailes, esq. solicitor, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to Anne-Jones, fourth dau. of the late John Dyer, esq. of Chicklade lodge Wilts, formerly chief clerk of the Adm. an one of Her *... Justices of the Peace. -—At Great Budworth, Cheshire, the Rev. Harold H. Sherlock, M.A. Rector of Ashtonle-Willows, Lancashire, to Mary-HarrietteHannah, eldest dau. of the late J. Leche, esq. formerly Capt. in 86th Foot. 8. . At Leamington, Stephen-Digby, son of the late Admiral Robert Murray, to Anne, relict of William Jackson Young, esq. of Ban: bury; —At St. James's Piccadilly, Alfred Whaley Cole, esq of the Middle Temple, barrister-at-law, to Eliza-Hill, only dau. of the late William Whitfield, esq. Lieut. R.N.—At Ledbury, Heref, the Rev. Henry John Chancellor, of St. Helier's, Jersey, eldest son of Mr. John Chancelior, of Hyde house, Battersea, to Anna-Maria, second dau. of Mr. John Burden. 10. At Leamington, Arthur Mowbray Cochrane, esq. youngest son of the late Hon. Archibald Cochrane, o R.N. to Mary, youngest dau. of the late J. M. Malonek, esq.-At É. Middlesex, Constantine Cole, of Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, to Sarah-AnneCatherine, youngest dau. of the late Col. C. F. Mackenzie, 60th Royal Rifles, and niece of the late Sir Colin Mackenzie, of Belmodothy house, Ross-shire. 11. At Knowle, the Rev. Rashleigh Duke, third son of the Rev. Edward Duke, of Lake house, near Salisbury, to Ellen Savage, third dau. of the late Rev. Charles Savage Landor, Rector of Colton, Staffordshire. — At St. David's H. Mills, esq. 2nd Bengal Grenadiers, to Mary-Anne, eldest dau. of G. C. Holroyd, esq. of Southernhay, Exeter. — At Temple Ewell, Philip Davis Rose, esq. of Rosebrook, Port Philip, fourth son of woo Roj of Dover, to Laura-Osborn, second dau. of Osborn Snoulten, esq. of Woodville, near Dover.—At St. George's Hanover sq. Vesey-Weston, eldest son of Capt. William Holt, R.N., to EllenMary, only dau. of John S. Gaskoin, esq. of Clarges st, Mayfair.—At St. Mark's Ken
nington, Capt. Edward Hall, 52nd Bengal N.I. to Harriette-Jane, eldest dau. of John Dalley, esq. late Collector of H.M. Customs, Newry, Ireland.—At Rochester, Francis Henry Talman, esq. D.C.L. Oxon, of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, to Elizabeth, youngest dau. of David Baxter Lewis, esq. of Rochester.—At Stroud, Baldwin Arden Wake, esq. Comm. R.N. to Adelaide-Maria, seventh dau. of the Rev. Geo. Hough, A.M. Far hill, Stroud, and late Senior Chaplain, Cape of Good Hope. 12. At Glasgow, Mr. Henry Bassano Hare, B.A. of Trinity college, Oxford, youngest son of the late Charles Hare, esq. of Bristol, to Jane, dau. of David Chapman, esq. of Glasgow. —At Tooting, James Rutter,esq. of Mitcham, to Laura-Matilda, dau. of William George Harrison, esq. of Hill house, Tooting common. —At Pancras, Capt. P. H. de Waal, 34th Regt. Bengal N.I. to Fanny-Susan, second dau. of the late Richard Curtis, esq. and granddau. of the late Francis Hargrave, esq. K.C. Recorder of Liverpool.-At Ryde, Isle of Wight, John Henry Anderson, esq. to Ellen, third dau. of the late John Alexander Thwaites, esq. of Knowle lodge, Hampstead. 13. At Leamington, the Rev. Richd. Cowley Pourles, M.A. Fellow and Tutor of Exeter college, Oxford, to Mary, dau. of the late G. Chester, esq. of the Bengal Civil Service.—At Farforth, George, Harwood Browne, esq. of Stainsby house, Linc to Amelia, youngest dau. of the late Samuel Allenby, esq. of Maidenwell. —At Paddington, T. E. Bigge, esq. of Bryanstone sq. to Ellen-Fanny, only dau, of the late G. O'Brien, esq. of Cheshunt, Herts.-At Stonehouse, Lieut. Benj. Spencer P. Pickard, R.N. to Mary-Ann-Annette, youngest dau. of the late Comm. Thomas Delafons, R.N.—At Dungarvan, Lieut. Carmichael, R.N. eldest son of the late Lieut.-Col. John Carmichael, to Margaret, youngest dau. of the late Sir Nugent Humble, Bart. of Clonkoscoran house, co., of Waterford.--—At Edinburgh, Capt. Robert Christie, 5th Bengal Light Cavalry, second son of Charles M. Christie, esq. of Durie, Fifeshire, to Sarah-Elizabeth, second dau. of the late Horace Petley, esq.-At St. Pancras, the Rev. A. R. G. Thomas, M.A. Incumbent of St. Paul’s, Camden sq. to Helen, foungest dau, of the late John Tennent, esq. ormerly of Liverpool and Rio de Janeiro, 14. At Llanaber, North Wales, John Maurice Foster, esq. of the Inner Temple, to Catherine-Anne, widow of William L. Owen, esq. of Caerberllan, Merionethshire. 15. At Acton, Middlesex, Charles-William, eldest son of Charles Berwick Curtis, esq. to Henrietta-Francisca, youngest dau. of William R. Robinson, esq. of Hill house, Acton.——At Upper Norwood, George-Fuller, eldest son of the late George Piggott Howes, esq. of the Adj.-General's Department, Horse Guards, to Anne-Elizabeth, eldest dau. of James Laming, esq. of Maida hill West.—At South Warnborough, Hants, the Rev. Robert, Gandell M.A. Michel Fellow of Queen’s college, and Assistant Tutor of Magdalen hall, Oxford, to Louisa-Caroline, eldest dau, of Thomas Pearse, esq. of South Warnborough lodge, and granddau. of the late Lord Charles B. Kerr.—At Clapham, George-Edward, youngest son of the late Rev. Henry Nicholson, D.D. to Emily, only dau. of James Harvey, esq. of Dolgelly. 26. At Copford, Essex, the Rev. Stratford Leigh, Vicar of Hatfield Peverel, to Priscilla, only dau. of the late W. P. Honywood, esq. of Marks-hall, formerly M P. for Kent. July 23. At St. James's Paddington, by the Rev. Rochard Harcourt Skrine, M.A. Geo. Chaplin Child, M.D. of Queen Ann street, to Ann-Eliza, dau. of Charles Baldwin, esq. of Sussex square.
H.R.H. The Duke or Cambridge.
July 8. At Cambridge House, Piccadilly, in his 77th year, H.R.H. Prince Adolpbus Frederick of Brunswick-Luneuburgh, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Tipperary, and Baron of Culloden; a Privy-Councillor, K.G., G.C.B., and G.C.H., Grand Master and first principal Knight Grand Cross of the Ionian Order of St. Michael and St. George, and Knight of the Prussian Orders of the Black and Red Eagle; Field-Marshal in the army, Colonel of the Coldstream Guards, Colonel-in-Chief of the 60th Rifles, and a Commissioner of the Royal Military College and Royal Military Asylum; Ranger of St. James's, Hyde, and Richmond Parks, Warden and Keeper of the New Forest; D.C.L., &c. &c.
The Duke of Cambridge was the seventh and youngest surviving son of King George theThird and Queen Charlotte; hisyounger brothers, the Princes Octavius and Alfred, dying in their infancy. He was born on the 24th Feb. 1774, and went by the name of Prince Adolphus for the first twentyfive years of his life, having no dignity of peerage until after the union with Ireland. On the 2nd June, 1786, together with his brothers Princes Edward, Ernest, and Augustus, he was elected a Knight of the Garter, the King on that occasion enlarging the number of the order to twentysix, exclusive of the sons of the Sovereign or his successors. Prince Adolphus received his earliest education at Kew, together with his brothers the King of Hanover and the late Duke of Sussex, under the care of Dr. Hughes and Mr. Cookson. At fifteen years of age he was sent with his brothers to Gottingen, to finish his studies. He also visited the court of Prussia to perfect his knowledge of military tactics.
Iu 1793 the Duke of Cambridge was appointed Colonel in the Hanoverian army. He served as a volunteer under his brother the Duke of York during the early part of the campaign of 1793, in Flanders, and during the latter part of that campaign with Marshal Freytag. On the retreat of the corps of observation under the Marshal, in September, the Duke of Cambridge received two wounds, and was taken prisoner near Rexpoode, but was soon after rescued by the Hanoverians.
At the close of 1793 the Duke of Cambridge was appointed Colonel of the Hanoverian Guards. His Royal Highness served the campaign of 1794 and part of 1795, as Colonel and Major.General in General
Walmoden's corps, and bore an active share in the various operations of that arduous campaign. His zeal, attention, and gallantry were always conspicuous, whilst his affability, and excellent character and conduct, secured him the respect and affection of all who approached him. In 1798 his Royal Highness was appointed Lieut.-General in the Hanoverian service. He was created a peer of the United Kingdom at the same time that his elder brother Prince Augustus-Frederick was created Duke of Sussex, on the 27th Nov. 1801. His titles, as in the case of his elder brother, were taken from each of the three kingdoms, being Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Tipperary, and Baron of Culloden. At the same time that he was thus honoured with the rank to which his princely birth entitled him, Parliament voted him a yearly allowance of 12,000/. This was subsequently increased (on his marriage) to 27,000/. per annum. He was sworn a Privy Councillor on Feb. 3, 1802.
In 1803 he was transferred from the Hanoverian to the British service; on the 25th Sept. promoted to the rank of General; and on the 17th Nov. appointed Colonel-in-Chief of the King's German Legion, a force then taken into British pay, and which was destined for the relief of Hanover, then menaced, together with the rest of eastern and northern Europe, by the French armies. The revolutionary fever, however, had so far affected the people of the electorate, that they showed no great disposition to accept the aid thus proffered, but rather evinced an inclination towards the French. The Prince, therefore, solicited and obtained permission to return to England, leaving the British forces under the command of Count Walmoden, who soon after surrendered.
In 1804 the Duke of Cambridge waa appointed to command the Home District; and on the 5th Sept. 1805 he received the Colonelcy of the Coldstream Guards.
In 1811 he was elected Chancellor of the University of St. Andrew's, on the death of the first Viscount Melville; but he resigned that office in 1814, after he had taken up his residence at Hanover, and was succeeded by the present Lord Melville.
On the 26th Nov. 1813, his Royal Highness was advanced to the rank of FieldMarshal, and was again appointed to command in the Electorate of Hanover, which had then been recently restored to the dominions of his royal father, after having been annexed for a time by the decree of Buonaparte to the kingdom of Westphalia. Shortly after, his Royal Highness was appointed by his father Governor-General of Hanover, and he continued to fill that important post with satisfaction to the country, until, in the year 1839, the death of King William IV. opened the succession to the throne of Hanover to the Duke of Cumberland, when the Duke of Cambridge returned to England. His administration of the affairs of that kingdom was characterized with wisdom, mildness, and discretion. On the breaking out of a popular commotion there, in the revolutionary period of 1831, the Duke's conduct was such a3 to eventually pacify all parties, and to effect the perfect restoration of order; in fact, the great regard the people of Hanover had for a prince so kind and conciliating, and yet so firm and so tenacious of his honour, went a great way to preserve the Hanoverian crown for his family.
On the 7th of May, 1818, the Duke of Cambridge was united in marriage, at Cassel, to the Princess Wilhelmina Louisa, youngest daughter of Frederick Landgrave of Hesse Cassel, and that marriage was renewed upon the arrival of their Royal Highnesses in England. Contrary, however, to the practice observed in most of the marriages of members of the Royal Family, this was celebrated privately, having been deferred to the 1st of June, in consequence of the ill health of Queen Charlotte. The only issue of this marriage were a son and two daughters: 1. Prince George-William-Frederick-Charles, born in 1819, and now Duke of Cambridge; 2. the Princess Augusta, born in 1822, and married in 1843 to the Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburgh Strelitz; and 3. the Princess Mary, born in 1333.
The Duke of Cambridge was nominated a Knight Grand Cross of the Bath, on the enlargement of the order, Jan. 2, 1815. He was nominated Grand Master of the Ionian order of St. Michael and St. George in 1826. In 1827 he was appointed Colonelin-chief of the 60th Foot.
In 1842 he received the honorary degree of D.C.L. from the University of Cambridge.
On the 29th Aug. 1835, he was appointed Ranger of Richmond New Park; on the 31st May, 1813, Chief Ranger and Keeper of Hyde Park and St. James's Park; and on the 22d Feb. 1845, Warden and Keeper of the New Forest; all of which offices he retained to his death.
In this country his Royal Highness has always been popular, and most deservedly so. Like his late amiable brothers the Dukes of Kent and Sussex, the Duke of
Cambridge was a zealous and indefatigable supporter of those public charities which are the pride of England, and he was always ready to give them his efficient aid by presiding at their anniversary meetings and festivals, where the frankness of his manners, and the straightforward earnestness with which he advocated their claims, rendered him an universal favourite. Without the slightest pretension to eloquence, he had yet a manly, unaffected, and thoroughly English style of speaking and conducting himself, which endeared him much to all those with whom he came publicly in contact. His Royal Highness was President of the Foundling Hospital, the London Hospital, the Small-pox Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, Queen Charlotte's Lying-in Hospital, and the Royal Orthopoedic Hospital; Patron of the Westminster Hospital, the Lock Hospital, the Jews' Hospital, Charing-cross Hospital, the Charitable Fund Dispensary, the Royal Asylum of the St. Ann's Society, the Royal Society of Musicians, the Society for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of Medical Men, the Society of Schoolmasters, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the London Society for the Protection of Young Females; Vice-Patron of the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital, the Royal General Dispensary, the Westminster General Dispensary, the Royal Dispensary for Diseases of the Ear, the London Orphan Asylum, the British Orphan Asylum, the Royal National Institution, the Royal Humane Society, &c.
He was also Patron of the Art Union, and during the struggles that society has sustained to establish its reputation and the legality of its operations, he has stood in the front of its battle. In other cases, "he was not," as the Times has remarked, "found always in smooth water. He did not think it his sole duty to preside over turtle and venison, or to angle for banknotes. He did not seek solely to dignify that which was harmonious, or to give grace and solemnity to the administrative skill of others. On the contrary, wherever there was difficulty or dispute, there was the Duke of Cambridge in the midst of it. If a close committee of some charity in which he was interested became split into parties or torn by professional rivalry, he would suddenly make his appearance on a committee-day, take the chair as president of the charity without notice or ceremony, and, in a very short time, either compose the quarrel, or, what was equally important, put the burden and disgrace of the dispute on the right shoulders. He would sacrifice none of his own dignity in investigating the most minute circumstances, and he took care that others should not peril the charity by their disputes or intrigues. This habit of rushing into the breach was strongly shown in 1847, when the very existence of the German Hospital at Dalston was perilled by a dispute amongst its officers; and still more successfully exhibited in the same year at the Middlesex Hospital, where, from similar causes, a disturbance had taken place." His private character was ever unexceptionable. When young his habits were very studious, and his acquirements as a scholar were far more considerable than was generally supposed. He was the favourite son of his father, who on one occasion said fondly of him that "Adolphus had not committed his first fault." His manners were affable and pleasing, no person, perhaps, possessing more completely that characteristic which the French term "bonhommie." He was a thorough English prince in habits, disposition, and bearing, and he seemed at all times at home with the English people, and they with him.
Of music he was a constant and a cordial patron. There was no pretence in the interest he took in the art. If sometimes it was amusingly demonstrated, it was always sincere, and for the most part well directed. In his day, too, the Duke bore a fair reputation among amateur performers.
In the House of Lords the Duke of Cambridge spoke but rarely, and on important occasions. In politics, he had from the beginning of his career acted generally in favour of the Tory party: his deep affection for his father made him resist all overtures on the part of Fox, Sheridan, his brother the Prince of Wales, and the other Whigs of that day; and, though latterly always ready to support the measures of the Government as chosen by his Sovereign, if he conscientiously could, he on all occasions displayed Conservative calmness and caution. His mode of address, though not eloquent, was sensible and impressive, and he was ever listened to with attention and respect.
As a friend to the soldier's widow and the Soldier's orphan, his Royal Highness Worthily imitated the example set by his brother the Duke of York: he almost weekly visited the Military School at Chelsea.
His Royal Highness was attacked on the 13th of June with cramp in the stomach, but, after the severity of the attack had passed away, all danger was thought to be over. He was attended by Dr. Francis Hawkins, Dr. Bright, Dr. Watson, Mr. Keate, and Mr. IUingwortb ; and within a
few days of his death it was thought he would recover, although suffering from loss of appetite and much debility. He sank rapidly during the last four-and- twenty hours, and expired without a struggle.
His body was on Wednesday, the 17th July, consigned to a temporary restingplace in Kew Church, in the immediate vicinity of Cambridge-cottage, his favourite suburban residence. It is intended to erect a family mausoleum in a portion of the royal grounds near the church, where the deceased prince had more than once expressed his desire to be laid after death. The funeral arrangements were unostentatious, in strict accordance with the Duke's wishes; and to insure the privacy of the ceremonial it was arranged that the procession should move from Cambridgehouse shortly after six in the morning, and that the interment should take place at the early hour of ten o'clock. The procession left Cambridge-house in the following order:—
A detachment of Life Guards.
Seven mourning coaches, each drawn by four horses, conveying, 1. the pages of his late Royal Highness; 2. four Medical Attendants; 3. the Equerry of H.R.H. the Duchess of Gloucester, the Equerry of H.R.H. the Duchess of Kent, and two Equerries of his late Royal Highness; 4. three Equerries of his late Royal Highness; 5. the Equerry of His Majesty the King of Hanover, the representative of the Hanoverian Embassy, and the Groom in Waiting and the Equerry of Her Majesty the Queen; 6. the Lord in Waiting to the Queen, and two of the Bearers of the Pall, Lord C'amoys, Sir James Macdonell, and Sir William Gomm; 7. the Vice-Chamberlain of Her M ajesty's Household, and two of the Bearers of the Pall.
The state carriage of his late Royal Highness, drawn by six horses, conveying the coronet and cushion and the baton and cushion of his late Royal Highness, borne respectively by Baron Knesebeck and Colonel Hay.
drawn by eight horses, preceded and followed by Life Guards.
His Royal Highness Prince Albert, the Duke of Wellington, Lord John Russell, the Marquess of Lansdowne, Viscount Palmerston, the Earl of Jersey, the Earl of Minto, Viscount Jocelyn, Lord Fitzroy Somerset, Lord Forrester, and Lord Frederick Fitzclarence, were present, wearing scarfs and hatbands, seated in pews facing the altar. The Duchess of Cambridge, with the Princesses her daughters, entered the church by a private door, and sat in the Royal pew, which was hung round