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tershire.—Mrs. Ormsby.- John, son of Mr. At Lympstone, whither he went for the Samuel Whitchurch, 17.-Mrs. Arden, wife recovery of his health, J: J. Grellier, esq.
of Humphrey A. esq. of Sutton, Warwick- several years secretary of the Royal Exchange skire --Mrs. Mary Newcomen, 74.-Charles Insurance Office, London. To this gentle. Purvis, esq. of Darsham, Suffolk.-- T'he Rev. man, the Monthly Magazine has been in. S. Abraham, of Creech. Robert Goodwin, debted for many valuable papers un political esq.
arithmetic, and other important subjects. At Didmarton, Sarah Sophia, telict of Ri. He was an able mathematician, and an exchard Tuck, esq. of Bowd Ford, Wilts. cellent writer. For Dr. Gregory's Dictionary
At Wells, Francis Raddun Besley, only of Arts and Sciences, he furnished a large child of Mr. B. druggist
number of articlís, which exhibit a sound At Wrington, Moses Corbet, esq.
judgment; powers of correct reasoning, and a
vast store of general knowledge. During the Married.] At Beaminster, the Rev. Wil- last two years, he was a concributor to the liam Rose Holden, A.M. Fellow of Wor- Rev. Dr. Rees's New Cyclopedia, and percester College, Oxford, to Miss Eveleigh. haps alınost one of his last efforts was the
At Lyme, William Maule, esq. of Lon- drawing up a short article for that work. In don, to Mrs. Blakeney, of Bath.
the volume that is yet unpublished, will be At Dorchester, Mr. Joseph Cust of Came, found among other articles from the pen of to Miss Mary Bascombe, third daughter of Mr. Grellier, one on the docks, that will be Mr John B.-Mr. Thomas Besant, to Miss read with interest. In the office in which Groves.
the greater part of his time was spent, he was At Wareham, N. Hone, esq. to Mrs. Hay- highly respected for a most diligent attention ter, widow of John H. esq.
to the various duties of his station ; for his acDied.] At Poole, Thomas Saunders, esq. curacy in business, for his strict and undevi. merchant, 47.-James Seager, esq. alder- ating integrity, and for the amiableness of his man of that corporation, 71 - John Bird,
As a husband, a facher, and a esq. 86.-Mr. Lawrence Tullock, 68. friend, his loss will be long and severely felt. At Bourton, Mrs. Chinnock.
In every relation of life, lie was beloved while At Lodes, near Bridport, Mrs. Graves, living, and those who were best acquainted wife of Robert G. M. D.
with his virtues and talents, will most and At Sherborne, Mrs. Pride, relict of Mr. longest revere his memory. John P.-Mr Thomas Webb.
At the house of Captain Seymour, Friary At Camesworth, the Rev. George Bartlett, Lodge, Plymouth, Mr. Gibbings, late Masminister of the congregations at the Vale and ter's-mate of his Majesty's ship Amethyst, Weytown, 30.
aged eighteen years, a youth of the most At Blandford, Mr. J Jellyman, late of amiable disposition and admirable conduct, Downton, Wilts, 58.
beloved by all his shipnates.
At Salcash, Mrs. Spicer, wife of Lieut.Between the hours of five and six o'clock, Colonel S. of the royal artillery, at present on the 29th of December, a fire was disco- un foreign service. vered at Escolt, near Honiton, the beautiful At Hubberston, near Milford, John A. and highly improved seat of Sir John Ken- len, esq. He retired to rese apparently in naway, bart. occasioned by the carelessness very good health, and next morning was ní a servant leaving a candle in a dressing. found a corpse. room, wbich communicated to the window- At Dawlish, Miss Gardiner, daughter of
The family with a number of visi- the lace Colonel G. of Bellevue, Southamptors were at dinner' when the alaim was given, and so rapid were the flames, that the At Exmouth, Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton, mansion, cogether with the whole of the very 85. Superb and elegant furniture, valuable paint- At Brixham, Thomas Dacrés, esq. barrackings, &c. was entirely destroyed, nothing master of the Berry head garrison, late capbeing saved from the devouring element but tain in the 39th regiment, brother of Adthe jeweis, plate, and papers. A farmer of miral D. and brother-in-law of W. Adams, the pame of Pyle, while laudably rendering esq. M. P. his assistance, tell from a ladder, and was un. fortunately killed.
Lord Grenville has projected great improveMarried.] At Barnstaple, Mr. William ments on lus fine estate of Bonconnoc. The Aldred, master of an academy in that town, extensive downs, so long neglected, though to Miss Harriet Avery, daughter of Mr. A. they contain vast tracts of the richest soil, of Topsham.
are now to be cultivated, and some parts of Died.) At Plymunth, Mrs. Nicholson, them sown with corn, others with acorns. wife of George N. esq. purser in the royal Viscount Falmouth intends to build a new navy. She had the preceding evening at. mansion, upon his beautiful estate of Tre. tended the marine ball, and appeared in good gothpan. His lordship's acknowledged taste health and spirits.-Mr. Nicholas Norman, will doubtless discover a better site than that late gunner of his Majesty's ship Unicorn. of the present house, and the line of a mure
eligible road than that which now leads from art, of the royal navy, second surviving son Mopusferry to Tregothnan.
of the late Hon. Admiral Keith, of GlasserMarried.] At Perranzabuloe, Wm. Peter, ton, to Miss Elizabeth Dalrymple Hay, third esq. of Lincoln's-inn, London, to Frances, daughter of Sir John Dalrymple H. bart. of the only child of John Thomas, esq. of Park-place, Glenluce. Chiverton, vice-warden of the Stannaries of Died.) At Hamilton, Mr. Robert Godwin, Cornwall.
late manager of the theatres at Hamilton, Died.] At Marazion, Emma, fourth daugh. Kilmarnock, Irvine, &c. ter of Dr. Moyle. At Truro, Miss Mitchell, daughter of Tho.
Married.] Ac Dublin, Hugh Cathcart, mas M. esq. and sister to Commodore M.
esq. son and heir of Sir Andrew C. bart, to Mr. John Parkyn, 81.-Mrs. Ferris.
Caroline, eldest daughter of Conway Heatley, At Penzance, Mr. George Woodis, 75. Mr. John Richards, of Bodmin, 21. --Mr. ese, grand-piece of John, Duke of Argyle,
and cousin to the late Duchess of Riclimond. W. R. Desencourt, 17. At Helston, Mrs. Rogers, wife of Mr. R. D. esq. of Dunsandle, county of Galway, and
Died.] At Dublin, Mrs. Dily, wife of James attorney, 46.
daughter of the late Right Hon. Sir Ralph At Falmouth, Mrs. Chard.
Gore, bart. 86.--T. M'Kenna, esq. He was a At St. Columb, Mr. Denham Melanchton political writer of much celebrity, and enJewell, surgeon, 24.
joyed from government a pension of 2001. per At St. Ives, Mr. Thomas Quick.
ann. for past services. Charles Farran, esq. At St. Mawes Mr. Cory, surgeon. in the 86th year of his age, many years depuAt Trevissam, Mr. Walter Elliott, 97.
ty clerk of the pleas of the Irish Exchequer. Married.] At Brecon, William Murray, of the royal marines, to Miss Catherine Wil- Killed, in the month of October last, in a kins, youngest daughter of Jeffery W. esq. glorious attempt to repulse a body of French of the Priory, Brécon.
troops who had landed in the island of Capri, Died.) At his seat of Penbedw, aged 66, Major John Hamill, of the Maltese regiment. Watkin Williams, constable of the castle of This gallant and heroic officer had only seen Flint, and one of his Majesty's justices for his 30th year, when his country was deprived the counties of Flint and Denbigh, and for- of his valuable services. He was a native of the merly major of the Shropshire militia. His north of Ireland, and traced his descent from Joss will be severely fell by a numerous circle a most respectable Roman-catholic family. of relations and friends.
His fate was attended with circumstances At Swansea, Mr. George Harry, agent to truly affecting circumstances equally calcu. the Birmingham and Copper Company's works lated to excite sensations of regret and admiin tbe vicinity of that town.
ration, and which must render his memory
dear to the nation in whose service he bled, Married.). At Dumaget, in the county of and confer immortal honour upon his name. Wigtown, Lieutenant Leveson Douglas Stew
MONTHLY COMMERCIAL REPORT. THE feet from India lately arrived consists of the following ships :--the Duke of Mon
trose, Walpole, Sarah Chriftiana, and Northampton, from Bengal; the Worcester, from Fort St. George and Bombay ; 'Sir W. Pulteney, and Union, from Bombay. Their cargoes confift of 9,266 pieces Bengal piece goods, 9,123 pieces calicoes, 68,400 Madras calicoes, exclusive of a large quantity of prohibited goods, drugs, and privileged goods, among which are 2,052 bales of cotton.
A feet from the Leeward Isands is also arrived, and we are happy to say to a good market, as Rum, Sugar, and Coffee are in demand, and fetch good prices. The East India Company have declared for their March Sale, '13,800 chests of Indigo, and of Piece Goods 34,000; Calicoes, 124,826; Prohibited, 83,704 ; Prompts, Jaly 21st.
Sweden having been obliged to shut her ports against us, at the instance of the Emperor of Ruflia, we may say the trade of the Baltic to this country is at present at an end; con. sequently the articles of Timber, Tallow, Tar, Pitch, Iron, Hemp, Flax, &c. must considerably advance in price; and we trust the legislature will at this time give every encouragement to the Iron Manufacture, growers of Hemp; Flax, &c. as those valuable articles can be procured in our country in abundance, and equal to any foreign article imported. The trade of Archanap?
th that of other Russian ports, has been very confiderable this year; in
of several articles were pushed up to an unexpected hei:
vables-Tallow, 80 to 85 ditto -Hemp, 75 to 80 d
---Linseed, 14 to 15 dittoRye, 10 to 108 dictu
he want of tonnage, lo few tips being arrived to carry off the goods brought to market, the stock remaining on hand is very confiderable, and consists of 30,000 poods of yellow Candle Tallow, lent to :Irche angel from Petersburgh; 500,000 poods of Bar Iron ; 30,000 poods of Train Oil; 13,000 chetverts of Rye; 60,000 ditto of Wheat; 500,000 Mais; 3,000 poods of Candles ; 80,000 barrels of Tar; 3,000 poods of Pease; 15,000 poods of Rye Flour ; 10,000 barrels of Pitch ; 12,000 cherverts of Linseed; 5,000 punds of Hemp, and 2,000 poods of Flax. Some contracts have been made for the present year at advanced prices
The markets of London and Liverpool continue full of Cotton-wool, and fetch good prices, particularly those of the Brazils, as Marinham and Pernambucco; and the Cottoa of our own West India illands keeps steady in price, and is of remarkably fine quality. Every band, both male and female, is bufily employed at Manchester, and its neighbourhood, in the manufacturing of Caliçoes and Cottons, &c. for South American orders; and the towns of Birmingham and Sheffield are executing large orders for the same country.
Irish Linens have confiderably advanced in price, and ftill likely to be higher, in confequence of the scarcity of Flax-seed from America last season. Should the embargo continue in America, we trust and hope the legiNature will grant premiams to the growers of Flax in Ireland, so as to encourage the farmers, as well as the poor induftrious weavers of this neceffary article.
COURSE OF EXCHANGE.
Prices of Hops.
Hamburgh.. 35 2 34 9 34 9 Bags.-Kent, 31. 10s. to 41. 10s. per cwt. Altona .. 35 3 34 10 34 10
Sussex, 31. to 41. is. per cwt. Amsterdam 36 1 35 10 35 10
Essex, 21. 18s. to 41. 45. per cwt. Paris ...... 23 16 23 16 23 16 Pockets.Kent, 31. 15s. to 5l. 10s. per cwt. Leghorn.... 495 492 493
Sussex, 31. 6s. to 51. Os. per cwt. Naples 42
-Farn. 31. 10s to 51. 55. per cwt.
The average price of Raw Sugar, ending Oporto 73
65 168 4th of January, 1809, is 52s. 3 d. per cwt. Dublin 11
114 exclusive of duties. Cork ...... 11 111
New Dollars, 5s. 5d. per ounce. The following are the average Prices of Navigable Canal Shares, Dock Stock, Fire Office Shares, &c. in January, 1809, at the Office of Mr. Scott, No. 28, New Bridgeftreet, Blackfriars, London: Grand Junction, 1281. to 1301. ex-dividend of 21. per thare, Dett, for the last half-year.-Neath Canal, in Glamorganshire, 2301. to 2341. dividing 15l. per fare per appun. --Monmonthihire, 1071. 108. dividing 51. per fare per annum, nett. --Wilts and Berks, 281. per share.-Kennet and Avon, 41 preinium on 201 Tares.Alhby-de-la-Zouch, 211.-West India Jock Stock, at 1681. per cent. ex-dividend of Si. per cent. nett, for the last half-year.-East India Dock, 1251. 10s. per cent.-London Deck, 1171. per cent ex-dividend of 21 per cent. nett, for the last half year.-Cominercial Road, 1141. 10s, per cent. ex-dividend of 21. 10s. nett, for the last half year.-Globe Inlurance, 1111. to 111. ex-dividend of 3!. per fare, nett, for the half-year.
NATURALIST'S MONTHLY REPORT.
The Inows arise, and foul and fierce
All winter drives along the darkened air. FOR several days after the commencement of December, the weather was unnsually mild
and pleasant for this reason of the year. The nights have generally been frosty, but it was not until the 22d that we had any snow whatever. On the 9th, 10th, and 1ith, the fun shone su powerfully, that, about mid-day, the imall insects were flying about in little swarms, in the same nianner as in fummer. Even two or three of the butterflies were routed from their state of torpor, and were seen to flit along the air . In the night of the 17th we had a hard black froit, which continued till the 21st. It entirely destroyed the few autunnal flowers, which the mildness of the preceding weather had left. A confiderable quantity of low fell on the 22d. The froit' continued till the 27th. During all this severe wea. ther, the wind has varied no forther than from north to north-east and east. It is singular that, although the wind was nearly stationary, about east, till the end of the month, a thaw commenced in the evening of the 27th, which lasted, without intermiffion, till the 4th of January. The east is a quarter from whence, in the winter months, we nearly always have froft, and rarely iudeed any thing like open weather.
Woodcocks Woodcocks have this year been much less nunerons than usual. The change of the wind, from east to south west, towards the latter end of November, drove away the remainder of the first fight; and fince that time very few have been seen. Snipes are in great abundance. So long as the mild weather at thie beginning of the month continued; they were to be found on mott of the heaths in this neighbourhood. I was informed of a gentleman who shot more than forty in one day.
December 9. A few florets of the woodbine are till left.
Lainperns (petromyzon branchialis of Linnæus) are to he obferved adhering to stones in the rivers.
December 18. The hard frost of last night has compelled several species of wild fowl to feek for shelter in our harbours and rivers. This morning eight hoopers, or wild swans, were seen; and in the course of the day some flocks of wild geele.
The Turnip-greens have been rendered completely flaccid by the frost, and are all now lýing upon the ground.
The moles, which were yesterday bulily employed in throwing up their hillocks, are now compelled to seek for thelter out of the reach of the frost, as the whole surface of the earth is impenetrable by them. December 21. A bittern was this day shot.
23. I am not inclined to believe that the common wagtails migrate in the antumn, as it has generally been asserted by ornitholugifts. In the midst of the snow, and even during the severest weather we have had, I have conítantly seen them running and flying about.
December 24. The frost, has been fo fevere, that many of the fmall birds are killed by boys throwing sticks at them. I saw a liedge-Sparrow that had been picked up in one of the roads, and was alınot frozen to death.
I this day observed in the fields fone lambs which had juft been yeaned.
December 25. The blackbirds and thrushes are more numerous about the laues and hedges than I ever before observed them.
December 27. Amungit other species of wild fowl that I this day.law, were several Bernacle geese (Anas erythropus of Linnæus), and. white-fronted or laughing-geete (Anas albi. fius). Both kinds are excellent eating.
December 31. The turnip-leaves, by the mild weather since the 27th, have in a great measure recovered from their froit-bitten state.
In my Report for September, I have, by mistake, inserted papilio byale for papilio edusa, The large green caterpillar mentioned in tlie saine Report, as probably that of Bombyx tauus of Haworth, is, I am informed by an entomological friend, that of the female of Bombyx pavonus, or emperor moth.
MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT, THE frost, which has prevailed during the greatest part of the present month, has not
by any means injured even the moít forward Wheats; they of course continue to look well and healthy. This has most probably been the consequence of their being in most places slightly covered with snow.
The operations of the field have, however, been very much retarded by the above caule, as it has been quite impotlible to proceed with them. The business of repairing the fences, and that of ploughing, has been quite at a stand; cart-work and threshing out the grain being only practicable.
The young stork in the farm-yards, and the stall-feeding beasts, have in common gone on well, food being, in general, pretty plentiful, especially in the more northern districts.
The turnips, and other green winter crops, hare food the severity of the weather, in moft cases, in an unusual manner.
The theep-stock has, however, in inany cases, been greatly injured by the snows, and in fome situations great numbers loft.
All forts of grain have lately been considerably on the advance; and both Flour and Oatmeal are now getting high.-In England and Wales, Wheat averages per quarter, 90s. 6d.; Barley, 41s. 11d.; and Oats, 335.
Potatoes have likewise had much rise in the price, though they are very abundant in most of the northern counties.
The prices of both fat and lean stock keep pretty steady..In Smithfield Market, Beef fetches from 3s. 8d. to 4s. 10d. per stone of 81b. ; Mutton, from 4s. to 4s. 10d.; Pork, from 48. 8d. to 6s. 4d.
In Smithfield Market, Hay fetches from 51. 5s. to 61. 68, per load; Clover, from 71.79. to 71. 15s.; and Straw, from 11. 10s. to 1d. 163.
METEOROLOGICAL METEOROLOGICAL REPORT. ()bservations on the State of the Weather, from the 24th of December 1808, to the 24th of Junuary, 1809, inclusive, Four Miles N:N.W. of St. Paul's. Barometer.
Thermometer Highest, 29 74. Jan. 22. Wind N.W. Highest, 44o. Jan. 10. Wind W. Lowest, 28.20. Jan. 8. Wind variable. Lowest, 17°. jan. 18. Wind E.
On the 8th the 'glass was as
On the 13th at noon 7-tenths low as 28.2 but at
the thermometer was variation in of an inch the same hour on variation in
39 and 'on the 14th it 24 hours the oth it had 24 hours.
no higher than risen to 28.9.
'The quantity of rain fallen this month is equal to 4.2 inches in dept. Rainy as the month has been, the most striking and important feature is that of snow. We are apt andoubtedly to forget the events of past years, and on that account we cannot compare what is present with what is gone by, só accurately as could be withed, or we might be inclined to affirm that to uruch (now las not fallen in any winter these tifteen years, near the metropolis, as we have experienced during the last five weeks. Once in the month ttre frost was to severe as nearly io cover the Thames with ice. It then be to thaw, and the effects of the frost and fnow subsided very gradually: but the fall of Inow from the 20th to the 23d was by much the greatest, and the thaw came on in the morning of the 24th and continued during the whole of that and the following day so rapid as to occafion between this place (Highgate) and town very remarkable floods. In several parts of St. Pancras, carts have plyed the whole of this day (25th) to carry passengers from one place to another. We fear the thaw, which has been accompanied with rain, must be productive of much ferious injury in many parts of the country.
We have observed above that the greatest variation in the thermometer in any one space of 24 hours is go. This is the case supposing the oblervations to be made at ftated hours ; bat a much more remarkable variation happened between the evening of the 22d and morning of the 23d. On Sunday morning the 22d the thermometer was 289, Inow fell the whole day, but the temperature gradually increased, and about ten at night it rained, and the mercury was at 35o, but at fix or seven o'clock on the 23d it had fallen to 18° inaking a difference of 17° in the course of a single night of eight hours.
The average temperature for the month is equal to 33° 13 which is lower than it has been for seven years for the same month: and the mean height of the barometer is 29.3 nearly, which must be regarded as very low
l'le wind has blown chiefly froin the Easterly quarters. Only four days in the thirtyone can be reckoned brilliant, on 15 there has been rain often in larger quantities, and on eight there has been snow.
Astronomical Anticipations. The moon will be in conjunction with the Sun in the afternoon of the 14th at 59 minutes past one. On the evening of the 27th will happen an occultation of the 1 a of the crab, of the fourth magnitude, by the Moon. The innerfion will be at 41 minutes past nine, apparent time, or at 27į minutes past eight, clock tiine ; and the emerfion at 144 minutes
; past nine, apparent time, or at 27 minutes past nine, clock-time The disappearance of the star will be at that part of the confines of the Moon's unenlightened duk whict is 5 minutes to the north of her centre; and its re-appearance at the bright edge of the Moon, 7 minutes to the north of her centre. On the 9th. at 30m. 54s. past fix, evening, will happen an emerfion of Jupiter's first fatellite, the only one that will be vifiste to Great Britain before the 13th of next O&tober. A viable immersion of this satellite will not take place before the 2nd of next July. There will not be a vilible immersion of the second satellite before the 23d of next June ; nor a visible emersion before the 15th of next October. A viable inmerfion of the third satellite will not happen before the 14th of next June; nor a vifible emerfion before the 271 of next July. The firkt visible innerfion and emerfion of the fonrth satellite will not take place before the night of Feb. 28, 1812. Mercury may be feen, if the weather be favourable, about twenty days; that is, ten days before and len days after the time of his greateit elongation which takes place on the i7th. On account of this planet being in his perihelion on the day of his greatest elongation, the angle that be then makes with the sun will be only 18° 6', which is almost the least poftible. Note withftanding this circunstance, he will let that day not lets than 1h 40m. after the Sun, because that part of the Zodiac that he will then be in hears fo grant an angle with the ho. rizon. He fete on the 7th 1b. 16m. on the 19th 2h. 47m, and in the 27th ate 13m. after