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Promotions, Births, Marriages, Deaths, fc. (Aug. 1, nary and minister plenipotentiary to the king Mr. John Conquest, of Bishopsgate-street, of Wurtemberg

to Jane, third daughter of R. Steven, esg, of Sir James Gambier, to be consul general in the Paragon, Keni-road. the United Vetherlands.

At St. Olave's, Hart-street, S. Bencraft, · Henry Chamberlain, esq. to be consul esq. to Lucy, eldest daughter of Admiral Bugeneral in the Brazils.

ry, of Denniton, N. B. J.C. Mellish, esq to be agent and consul General Lord Combermere to Miss Gre. in Lower Saxony, and the free cities of Ham- ville, niece to Lady Crewe. burgh, Bremen, and Lubeck.

Jas. Wardrop, esq. of Charles-street, St. Hen. O'Donnell, esq. to be agent and James's-square, to Mrs. Burn, widow of consul general at Algiers.

Capt. B. R. N. Birihs.] In Bolton-street, the Hon. Mrs. At Allhallows Staining, Jos. Dicker, Milnes, of a daughter.

esq. of East Grinstead, Sussex, to Mary, · In New-street, Privy-gardens, the lady of eldest daughter of Jos. Reyner, esq. of MarkJ. H. Tremayne, esq. M. P. of a son and lane. heir.

P. L. Godsal, esq. to Grace Ann, eldest In Grosvenor-square, Mrs. Fuller Mait- daughter of Mr. Sergeant Best land, of a son.--Mrs. Maberly, of a son. Died.] In Graston-street, the Hon. Mrs.

In Devonshire-place, the widow of John Caroline Howe, relict of John H. esq. of Scott, esq. of a son.

Houslow, Bucks, sister to the late Earl and In Fitzroy-square, the lady of Wm. Ha- present Viscount Howe, 92. slewool, esq. of a daughter.

In Piccadilly, Mr. John Stockdale, book. In Albemarle street, the lady of Robert seller, 64. Keate, esq. of a son.

Chas, Dumergue, esq. surgeon-dentist to In Hans place, the latly of Sir G. W. De- her Majesty, the Prince Regent, the Prinnys, M. P. of a daughter,

cesses, &c. 75. He was a native of France. At Littleton, Lady Caroline Wood, of a The Hon. Capt. Walpole, R. N. second son.

son of the Earl of Orford, 29. In Lower Grosvenor-street, Lady Foley, In Charlotte street, Portland-place, Lieut.of a son,

col. G. Powell, of the East India Company's Married.] At St. George's, Hanover- Bombay establishment. square, Chas. Compton Cavendish, esq. In Spring-gardens, Mr. Rob. Dighton, 62. youngest son of Lord G. H. Cavendish, to In Compton-street, Brunswick-square, Mr. Lady Catherine Susan Gordon, eldest daugh- John Penford, surgeon, formerly of Bishop's ter of the Earl of Aboyne.-Benj. Thomas, Waltham. M. D. of Kington, Hereford, to Miss North, In Great Coram-street, Thos. Inglis, esq. daughter of Wm. N. esq. of Chelsea.- of the East India Company's civil service in Joseph Morez, M.D. of Oporto, to Eliza, Bengal, fifth son of John I esq. of Markyoungest daughter of J. Edwards, esq.-Ma- lanc.-Mrs. Forster, 75. jor-gen. Carey, of the third guards, to Caro- In Pall Mall, Rob. Ladbroke, esq. 774, forline, fourth daughter of Sam. Smith, esq. merly M. P. for Warwick. M. P. of Woodhall Park, Herts.-Rich. On the Adelphi-terrace, Mrs. Street, wife Seymour, esq. of Inholmes, Berks, to Mary of Mr. S.of the Courier evening newspaper. Ann, eldest daughter of Lieut. Gen. Read, of In Sloanc-street, J. A. Du Roveray, esq. Crowood, Wilts.

formerly attorney-general of the Republic of At Marylebone, W. Cotton, esq. of Upper Geneva, 68. Being banished from his opBerkeley.street, to Miss Chandler, daughter of pressed country, at the instigation of the the late Rev. Dr. C.

French, he sought an asylum in England, Ar St. Pancras, W.G. H. Medhurst, esq. where he experienced the most honourable to Fortunata Paula Seraphina Catherina protection, and where his talents secured Medhurst, (late l'appalardo,) they having him general respect. been before married at Messina, Sicily.

Sir Soulden Laurence, knt. late one of the At St. Andrews, Holborn, Rob. Burn, esq. justices of the court of Common Pleas, forR. No to Miss Wood, of Hatton-garden. merly of St. John's coll. Cambridge, B. A.

At St. Botolph's, Aldersgate, the Rev. 1771, M. A. 1771. Chas. Pritchelt, of the Charterhouse, to Miss In Portman-square, Heprv Dawkins, esq. Burder, of Camberwell.

of Stradlynch, Wilts, the fellow-traveller and Mr. T. Iredale, of Wentworth, Yorkshire, co-labourer, of Mr. Wood, in the splendid to Ann Franı es, daughter of the late Sir Jas. publication of the antiquities of Balbec and Ibbetson, bart. of Denton park.

Palmyra, 86. At Bromley, the Rev. C. W. Le Bas, pro In Chelsea hospital, Lieut..col. Robert fessor of mathematics at the East India col. Matthews, major of that establishment. lege, near Hertford, to Sophia, second daugh In Upper Guildford-Street, John King, ter of the late Mark Hodgson.

esq. formerly of Lisbon, 86. A. M. Sandeman, esq. of Lothbury, to În Newman-street, Jos. Smith, esq. Miss Harriet Fenn, of Great Marlborough- In Baker-street, Mrs. Gildemcester, strect.

of D. G, esq,

1814.) Account of M. P. Andrews, Esq, the Earl of Peterborough.

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In Stafford-row, Buckingham-gate, C. estimated at about 110,000l, which he has Bedford, esq. only surviving issue of G. charged with an annuity of 2,000l. per Bchford, esq. 71. Both father and son held annum to a lady for life, which reverts 19 the office of deputy to the late Hurace Wal- the faniily of Mi. Pigou, who is residuary pole, Earl of Orford, usher of his Majesty's legatee. To each of his executors, Sir receipt of exchequer

Walter Sterling, and Messrs. Wilsonn and At Pentonville, Chas. Page Smith, esq. 51, Groie, he has left 1000l. to Major Tope In Newman street, James Smith, esq. ham, 3001. and to the theatrical funds of In Perry.street, Jas. Loughan, esq. Covent Garden and Drury Lane, 100l. aIn Hereford-street, Mrs. Elinor Ring, 101, piece, as a testimony of his respect to the At Lambeth, Miss Mary Ann Kent, nicce cause of the drama, to Vice-admiral Hunter, 17.

At Dauntsey, Wiltshire, Charles Henry In the Seven Dials, Mr. John Williams, Mordaunt, Earl of Peterborough and chimney-sweeper. He commenced business Monmouth, Baron Mordaunt, of Ryegale, in 1754, with a few shillings, and has left Surry, and of Turvey, Bedfordshire. His real and personal property, accumulaied by lordship, the only son of Charles, fourth earl, industry and frugality, to the amount of by his second countess, was born in 1756, $1,0001.

and succeeded his father in 1779. He was At Blundell Lodge, C. Fotherington, esq. fond of retireinent and literature, and never He had beun thrice married, and was the married. By his death the carldom bem father of 28 children, ten of whom survive comes extinct, but thic barony of Mordaunt cim.

of Turvey only, descends to his half-sister, At Finchley, Mrs. Eliz. Rhodes, motlier of Lady Mary Anastasia Grace, who was born the late John R, esq. 03.

in 1739, and is unmarried. At Lalebam, Francis Grindall, only sur At Kiskby Mallory, Leicestershire, Mary, viving child of Francis Hartwell, sq. Viscountess Wentworth, wife of Viscount W,

At Hammersmith, Jann Kinderley, esq. of She was the third daughter of Robert, Earl Bedíord-row, an eminent solicitor, 69. of Northington, lord high chancellor of Eng.

At Islington, of a wound received 18 years land, sister to the late earl, of whom she 260, and supposed to have been quite healed, was one of the co heiresses, and first marCapt. Belton.

ried to Edward, the last Earl Ligonier, She In Bond-street, Henry Tresham, esg, R.A. was united in 1788 to Viscount W. by whom Or this distinguished artist, a full account she had no issue. shall be given in our next.

At the Hermitage, Hambledon, HampIn Staple Inn, William Townsend, esg. shire, Sir Erasmus Gower, admiral of the principal of that society, and an eminent so white, 1. This officer, the eldest of 19 l.citor, sq.

children of Abel Gower, esg. of Glandoven, Io Cleveland-row, Miles Peter Andrews, Pembrokeshire, was early destined for the esq. M. P. for Bowdley, which he has repre- naval profession. He went to sea very semited ever since the year 1790. This gen- young, under the protection of his maternal lkman, the second son of a respectable mer- uncle, capt. John Donkley; and served after cbant of London, was himself designed for the death of his relative, under various com. bastaess; but owing to his father's acquaint manders on the North American station, in ance with Garrick, Foote, and of her dramatic the Channel, and the irish and North Seas, characters, his mind received a bias towards In 1762, he passed his examination for lieutheatrical composition. He was the author tenant, and was soon afterwards selected 23 of The Election, a musical interlude ; Bel- one of the officers whom it was deemed nepnegor, Summer Amusements, and Fire and cessary to send into the service of Portugal,

Water, operas ; Dissipation, a comedy, in in the apprehension of an attack on that we acts; Better Late than Never ; the country by Spain. On the conclusion of Mysteries of the Castle; the Enchanted the peace which speedily followed, he ... Castle; the Best Bidder; and the Baron of companied Commodore Byron, in his yoyaç Ankvervankotsdarsprakengotchdern, foun- round the world in the Dolphin; and it was

on a popular tale with the same tiile, by not till his retum in 1766 that he was proj e Margravine of Anspach. On the death moted to the rank of lieutenant, in which of his elder brother, he succeeded to bis capacity he sailed on another vorage of diss Share i are in the celebrated and lucrative manu, covery with Capt. Carteret, in the Swalbw. actory of gunpowder at Dartford, and on From this perilous expedition he returued in be commencement of the prcent war, be- 1769; and towards the end of the same year, same lieutenant-colonel of the St. Martin's embarked as lieutenant of the Swift sloop, of Prince of Wales's volunteers. He pure for the Falkland Island station. In that ased some years since, the noble mansion vessel he had the misfortune to be wrecked,

by Lord Grenville, facing the Green on the 13th of March following, in Post ark, and the fashionable parties which he Desire, on the coast of Patagonia. The 23 Soine years since in the habit of giving, ship grounded on a sunken rock at high were not eclipsed by any in the circle of the water; and just as the crew began to enter

at world. The property left by him is tain hopes that their exertions for getting her New NONTHLY MAG.-No.7.

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Promotions, Births, Marriages, Deaths, 8c. (Aug. 1, nary and minister plenipotentiary to the king Mr. John Conquest, of Bishopsgate-street, of Wurtemberg

to Jane, third daughter of R. Steven, esq, of Sir James Gambier, to be consul general in the Paragon, Keni-road. the United Netherlands.

At St. Olave's, Hart-street, S. Bencraft, · Henry Chamberlain, esq. to be consul esq. to Lucy, eldest daughter of Admiral Bugeneral in the Brazils.

ry, of Denniton, N. B. J. C. Mellish, esq to be agent and consul General Lord Combermere to Miss Gre. in Lower Saxony, and the free cities of Ham- ville, niece to Lady Crewe. burgh, Bremen, and Lubeck.

Jas. Wardrop, esq. of Charles-street, St. Hen. O'Donnell, esq. to be agent and James's-square, to Mrs. Burn, widow of consul general at Algiers.

Capt. B. R. N. Births.] In Bolton-street, the Hon. Mrs. At Allhallows Staining, Jos. Dicker, Milnes, of a daughter.

esq. of East Grinstead, Sussex, to Mary, · In New-street, Privy-gardens, the lady of eldest daughter of Jos. Reyner, esq. of MarkJ. H. Tremayne, esq. M. P. of a son and lane. heir.

P. L. Golsal, esq. to Grace Ann, eldest In Grosvenor-square, Mrs. Fuller Mait- daughter of Mr. Sergeant Best land, of a son.-Mrs. Maberly, of a son. Died.] In Grafton-street, the Hon. Mrs.

In Devonshire-place, the widow of John Caroline Howe, relict of John H. esq. of Scott, esy. of a son.

Houslow, Bucks, sister to the late Earl and In Fitzroy-square, the lady of Wm. Ha- present Viscount Howe, 92. slewool, esq. of a daughter.

In Piccadilly, Mr. John Stockdale, bookIn Albemarle street, the lady of Robert seller, 64. Keate, esq. of a son.

Chas. Dumergue, esq. surgeon-dentist to In Hans place, che la ly of Sir G. W. De- her Majesty, the Prince Regent, the Prinnys, M. P. of a daughter.

cesses, &c. 75. He was a native of France. At Littleton, Lady Caroline Wood, of a The Hon. Capt. Walpole, R. N. second son.

son of the Earl of Orford, 29. In Lower Grosvenor-street, Lady Foley, In Charlotte.street, Portland-place, Lieut.of a son.

col. G. Powell, of the East India Company's Married.) At St. George's, Hanover- Bombay establishment. square, Chas. Compton Cavendish, esq. In Spring-gardens, Mr. Rob. Dighton, 62. youngest son of Lord G. H. Cavendish, to In Compton-street, Brunswick-square, M. Lady Catherine Susan Gordon, eldest daugh. John Penford, surgeon, formerly of Bishop's ter of the Earl of Aboyne.-Benj. Thomas, Waltham. M. D, of Kington, Hereford, to Miss North, In Great Coram-street, Thos. Inglis, esq. daughter of Wm. N. esq. of Chelsea, of the East India Company's civil service in Joseph Morez, M.D. of Oporto, to Eliza, Bengal, fifth son of John I. esq. of Markvoungest daughter of J. Edwards, esq.--Ma- lanc.-Mrs. Forster, 75. jor-gen. Carey, of the third guards, to Caro- In Pall Mall, Rob. Ladbroke, esq. 74, fora line, fourth daughter of Sam, Smith, esq. merly M. P. for Warwick. M. P. ot Woodhall Park, Herts. --Rich. On the Adelphi-terrace, Mrs. Street, Wife Seynjour, esq. of Inholmes, Berks, to Mary of Mr. S.of the Courier evening newspaper. Ann, eldest daughter of Lient, Gen. Read, of in Sloane-street, J. A. Du Roveray, esq; Crowood, Wilts.

formerly attorney-general of the Republic of At Marylebone, W. Cotton, esq. of Upper Geneva, 68. Being banished from his Berkeley-street, to Miss Chandler, daughter of pressed country, at the instigation of the late Rev. Dr. C.

French, he sought an asylum in England, Ar St. Pancras, W, G. H. Medhurst, esq. where he experienced the most honour to Fortunata Paula Seraphina Catherina protection, and where his talents secas Medhurst, (late Pappalardo,) they having him general respect. been before married at Messina, Sicily,

Sir Soulden Laurence, knt, late one of the

forAt St. Andrews, Holborn, Rob. Burn, esq. justices of the court of Common Pleas..." R. N. to Miss Wood, of Hatton-garden. merly of St. John's coll. Cambridge, B. A.

At St. Botolph's, Aldersgate, the Rev. 1771, M. A. 1771. Chas. Pritchelt, of the Charterhouse, to Miss In Portman-square, Ileory Dawkins, esq. Burder, of Camberwell.

of Stradlynch, Wilts, it:e fellow-traveller and Mr. T. Iredale, of Wentworth, Yorkshire, co-labourer, of Mr. Wood, in the sple to Ann Franı es, daughter of the late Sir Jas. publication of the antiquities of Ba Ibbetson, bart. of Denton park.

Palmyra, 86. At Bromley, the Rev. C. W. Le Bas, pro- In Chelsea hospital, Lieut..col. fssor of mathematics at the East India col- Matthews, major of that establishment. lege, near Hertford, to Sophia, second daugh- In Upper Guildford-Street, John sms ter of the late Mark Hodgson.

esq. formerly of Lisbon, 86. A. M. Sandeman, esq. of Lothbury, to in Newman-street, Jos. Smith, es wise Miss Harriet Fenn, of Great Marlborough. In Baker-street, Mrs. Gildemeest! strect.

of D. G. esq.

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1814.) Account of M. P. Andrews, Esq, the Earl of Peterborough. 73

In Stafford-row, Buckingham-gate, C. estimated at about 110,000l, which he has Bedford, esq. only surviving issue of G. charged with an annuity of 2,0001. per Bedford, esq. 71. Both father and son held annum to a lady for life, which reverts 19 the office of deputy to the latc Hurace Wal- the faniily of Mi. Pigou, who is residuary pole, Earl of Orford, usher of his Majesty's legatee. To cach of his executors, Six Teceipt of exchequer

Walter Sterling, and Messrs. Wilsonin and At Pentonville, Chas. Page Smith, esq. 51, Grore, he has lett 1000l. to Major TopIn Newmin treet, James Smith, esq. ham, 300l. and to the theatrical funds of In Percy-street, Jas. Loughan, esq. Covent Garden and Drury Lane, 1001. a: In Hereford-street, Mrs. Elinor Ring, 101, piece, as a testimony of his respect to the

At Lambeth, Miss Mary Ann Kent, nicce cause of the drama, to Vice-admiral Hunter, 17.

At Dauntsey, Wiltshire, Charles Henry In the Seven Dials, Mr. John Williams, Mordaunt, Earl of Peterborough and chimney sweeper. He commenced business Monmouth, Baron Mordaunt, of Ryegate, in 1754, with a few shillings, and has left Surry, and of Turvey, Bedfordshire, Dis real and personal property, accumulated by lordship, the only son of Charles, fourth carl, industry and frugality, to the amount of by his second countess, was born in 1756, 22,000l.

and succeeded his father in 1779. He was Al Blundell Lodge, C. Fotherington, esq. fond of setireinent and literature, and never He had beun thrice married, and was the married. By his death the earldom be. father of 28 chudren, ten of whom survive comes extinct, but the barony of Mordaunų bim.

of Turvey only, descends to his half-sister, A: Finchley, Mrs. Eliz. Rhodes, mother of Lady mary anastasia Grace, who was born the late Juho R, esq. 03.

in 1739, and is unmarried. At Laleham, Frincis Grindall, only sur. At Kirkly Mallory, Leicestershire, Mary, viving child of Francis Hartwell, sq.

Viscountess Wentworth, wife of Viscount W, Al Hammersmith, John Kinderley, esq. of She was the third daughter of Robert, Earl Bedford-row, an eminent solicitor, 69. of Northington, lord high chancellor of Eng.

At Blingion, of a wound received 18 years land, sister to the late earl, of whom she 250, and supposed to have been quite healed, was one of the co heiresses, and first mare Capt. Belton.

ried to Edward, the last Earl Ligonier, She In Bond-street, Henry Tre-ham, esq. R.A. Was united in 1788 to Viscount W. by whom Of this distinguished artist, a full account she had no issue. shall be given in our next.

At the Hermitage, Hambledon, HampIn Staple inn, William Townsend, esg. shire, Sir Erasmus Gower, admiral of the principal of that society, and an eminent so. white, 71. This officer, the eldest of 19 hicilor, 80.

children of Abel Gower, esq, of Glandoven, la Clevelan c!-row, Miles Peter Andrews, Pembrokeshire, was early destined for the esq. M. P. for Bowdley, which he has repre- naval profession. He went to sea very sented ever since the year 1790. This gen, young, under the protection of his maternal teman, the second son of a respectable mer- uncle, capt. John Donkley; and served after chant of London, was himself designed for the death of his relative, under various combusiness; but owing to his father's acquainte manders on the North American station, in ance with Garrick, Foote, and other dramatic the Channel, and the Irish and North seas, characters, his mind received a bias towards In 1762, he passed his examination for lieutheatrical composition. He was the author tenant, and was soon afrerwards selecidas of The Election, a musical interlude ; Bel- one of the officers whom it was deemed ner phegor, Summer Amusements, and Fire and cessary to send into the service of Portugal, Water, operas; Dissipation, a comedy, in in the apprehension of an attack on that hve acts; Better Late ihan Never ; the country by Spain. On the conclusion of Mysteries of the Castle; the Enchanted the peace which speedily followed, he 29. Castle; the Best Bidder; and the Baron of companied Commodore Byron, in his voyac Kinkvervankotsdarsprakengotchdern, founa round the world in the Doiphin; and it was ded on a popular tale with the same tile, by not till his retum in 1766 that fic was p:0g the Margravine of Anspach. On the death moted to the rank of lieutenant, in which of his elder brother, he succeeded to his capacity he sailed on another vorage of Ass thare in the celebrated and lucrative inanu, covery with Capt. Carteler, in the Swallow. factory of gunpowder a: Dartford; ani on From this perilous expedition he returued in the commencement of the prisent war, be 1760; and towards the end of the same year, came lieutenant-colonel of the Sr. Martin's embarked as lieutenant of the Swift sloop, or Prince of Wales's volunteers. He pur- for the Falkland Island station. In that chased some years since, the noble mansion vessel he had the misfortune to be wrecked, built by Lord Grenville, facing the Green on the 13th of March following, in Port Park, and the fashionable parties which he Desire, on the coast of Patagonia. The was soine years since in the habit of giving, ship grounded on a sunken rock at high were not eclipsed by any in the circle of the water; and just as the crew began to enter. great world. The property left by him is tain hopes that their exertions for getting her New NONTHLY Mag.No..

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Account of Sir E. Gower-Viscount Howe.

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off would be crowned with success, she to send am embassy to the Emperor of China, suddenly slipped from the rock, overset, and and Lord Macartney was nominated to consunk. The greater part of the unfortunate duct it, capt. Gower, who was knighted on men, and licut. Gower among the rest, were the occasion, was appointed to the command nearly naked,--they had little or no provi- of the Lion, of 64 guns, equipped for the sions, of which, as well as sweet water itself, purpose of conveying his lordship to the the dreary, desolate, inhospitable coast, upon scene of negociation. The circumstances of which they were i hrown, was tolally desti- this mission are well known ; it will, there. tute; and to aggravate their hardships, it fore, be sufficient to observe, that the Lion was just then the winter of that climate. In returned to England in September 1794. In this distressing situation they continued till November following, Sir Erasmus was ap. the 12th of April, when they were relieved pointed to the Triumph, of 74 guns, in by the arrival of the Favourite sloop of war, which he served in the Channel, under which couveyed them to the Falkland Lords Howe and Bridport. The Triumph Islands. Here Mr. Gower remained till the was also one of the little squadron, of five Spaniards by force dispossessed the English ships of the line and two frigates, which, settlers, on which he sailed for England in under the orders of admisal Cornwallis, the Favourite, with the intelligence. His made such a masterly retreat on the 17th of next appointment was that of second lieu- June, 1795, in the face of a French arma. tenant of the Princess Amelia, the flag- ment, composed of thirteen sail of the line ship of admiral Rodney, who had the and fourteen frigates, and the conduct of Sir Jamaica station assigned him. After the Erasmus, on this trying occasion, wbrained commencement of the American war, he the justly-deserved encomiums of the comfirst served in te Levant frigate on the Me- mander in chief. When the dreadful muditerranean ; but when Sir George Rodney tiny bruke out at the Nore, in 1797, Sir was sent, in 1779, as commander-in-chief to Erasmus hoisted his broad pendant on board the West Indies, he selected Mr. Gower to the Neptune, of 98 guns, in the Thames, be his first lieutenant, on board the Sand- and assumed the command of the vessels wich. His squadron had the good fortune equipped to act against the mutineers; but to fall in with a Spanish convoy belonging on the fortunate termination of the insurto the Caraccas Company, bound to Europe, rection, he continued second in command and to capture 26 out of 27 ships which in the same quarter, under vice-admiral Sir composed it. The commodore's ship, the T. Paslev. He afterwards served as a priGuipuscoana, of 64 guns, being deemed fitvate captain in the Channel Aleet, till his for service, was immediately commissioned promotion to the rank of rear admiral of the by the British admiral, by the name of white in 1799, since which time he has not Prince William, and Mr. Gower appointed held any active employment. If the name her captain. After commanding several of this officer is not crowned with such other vessels attached to the squadron at brilliant glory as surrounds those of some of Gibraltar, capt. Gower was, in November, the heroes of our naval annals, it is evident 1781, appointed to the Medea, of 28 guns, from the whole tenor of his life, that the under orders for the East Indies. There he cause must be sought in circumstances alone was employed in various services; and in which withheld from him opportunities of 1793, took the French ship of war, Chasseur, acquiring equal distinction. of 20 guns. But the coolness and gallantry At Twickenham, the right honourable of a British seaman were perhaps never more William Viscount Howe, general of his mastrikingly di.played, than in the subsequent jesty's forces, colonel of the 19th regiment attack of the Viyheid, a Dutch East India- of dragoons, governor of Plymouth, K. B. man, pierced for 64 guns, but having only and one of his majesty's most honourable 32 mounted, under the batteries of Cudda- privy council. His lord-hip was the third lore. Notwithstanding the absence of a son of Scrope, second Viscount Howe, and great proportion of his crew, capt. Gower, Baron Clonawly of the kingdom of Ireland, running between the ship and the batteries, and succeeded his brother Richard, Lord whose shot went through both sides of the Howe, in his Irish honours, Aug, 5, 1799. Medea, boarded and carried off his prize in He was the fitih viscount, and dying withthe highest style, and received the thanks of out issue, his titles are extinct. He was his commander-in-chief, Sir Edw. Hughes, born Aug. 10, 1729, and received his eduand of the governor and presidency of Fort cation at Eton; bui, being designed for a George for his conduct. On the conclusion military life, left that seminary very early, of perce, which soon followed this event, and was soon after presented with his first capt. Gower returned to Europe. After a commission in the army by H.R.H. William short repose, he complied with the solicita. Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, wbo gave tion of commodore Elliot, on his appoint- him a cornetcy in his own regiment of light ment of governor and commander-in-chief d'agoons. Having passe through the varion the Newfoundland station, to accompany ous grallations of the service, he was adhim thither as his captain. When in 1792 vinced to the rank uf colonel in the year it was determined by the British government 1701, and in 16h was appointed to the

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