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signed his seat : and ever since-in do- and gave every assurance of future usemestic retirement in the bosom of his fulness, called off this scene before him. family- uvmolested by cares-undisturb- Pleasing as it would be to trace this ed by ambition – much occupied in the worthy man through the sce
scenes of doviews and duties which Christianity set mestic life in the exercise of all the relabefore him, he passed the remainder of tive and social duties; as a magistratehis days, with a general amelioration of as a husband-as a father--as a brother, health, in a serene and enviable tranquil- friend, and neighbour; and simple truth lity,--till it pleased the Supreme Disposer, as would be the lines of encomium in this by the illness of a few days, to bring to a delineation, where nothing would be overtermination his earthly course.
strained, but all still natural and easy, In his marriage with the only daughter yet the Writer of this slight sketch must of ihe Rev. T. Williams, of Pilroath, in decline to dilate upon it. By the impresCarmarthenshire, he was eminently happy.
sion of what he conceives of the repugBlessed with a fine and numerous family, nance of his gentle and unassuming spirit he had the affliction to see four lovely to every thing of display or vain exhibi. daughters, and a son, cut off successively tion; ever averse to parade, and aloof by a pulmonary complaint, in early life; from ostentation, --- by this impression is and, more lately, to see his eldest son the pen now repressed from any attempt at (Thos. Goddard, esq. sometime M. P. for sucb delineation; and restrained to leave Cricklade), whose excellence of disposition the example, in silence, to the recollection, and understanding, and manly powers of to the consolation, and to the imil.ation of discrimination, had attracted high respect, his surviving friends.
JAMES HOGBEN, Esq. On Sunday morning, Oct. 30,1814, died mild, tranquil, and (inassuming; indeed at his house in Berners-street, London, in he was so little confident of himself, and his 75th year, James. Hogben, esq. an of his own abilities, that some of his most early Member of the Surgeons Company, intimate friends knew but little of the exnow the Royal College of Surgeons. Mr. tent of his studies, or the magnitude of Hogben was a native of Smarden, in the his endowments, and to what degree he Weald of Kent; his professional studies carried them, until his Anatomical Tables . in London were principally directed by of the Gravid Uterus came forth, to the his friend Dr. Hugl Smith, then of Tower- admiration of all professional men. street, Physician, and some time Alder- Mr. Hogben quitted Essex 40 years ago, man of Tower-ward in this city. This and came to reside in Londov; he parted learned Doctor possessed a wonderful with his house and connexions at Chigwell acuteness in his profession, in which he to Mr. Thos. Burnett, a surgeon-apothewas successful in a more than ordinary cary of great ingenuity, and abounding degree, and was remarkable for bis disina with anecdote. [Mr. B. was grandson and terested humanity, as the kind Physician last survivor of the name and family of of the Poor. No worthy and learved Doc. the memorable Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum : tor ever lived more admired, or died more bis widow died Jately there at an advanced lamented, than Dr. Hugh Smith, of Chat- age.] Mr. Hogben had passed a long and ham-place*. After Mr. Hogbep finished laborious life in the duties of his profeshis studies in town, he was induced to sion ; he had a wonderful deal of merit, in commence practice at Chigwell, on the having finished a work of the greatest utiborders of Epping Forest, which he pur- lity to the Gentlemen of the Faculty, sued with the best success. During the
especially to young surgeons, by conveying intervals of business, he filled up his time to them in clear ideas, and displaying bewith his favourite amusements of drawing, fore them in a kind of mechanism (of which painting, and musick : numerous were his no adequate idea can be given by verbal subjects, and various were the works of description), the very elements of their his pencil, as well landscapes and por- profession of a profession the most imtraits, as the morbid parts of the human portant of all others, of producing and body A natural modest diffidence of bringing forth man into the world, The himself was ever predominant with him, plates are, it is believed, more than thirty and was insuperable. His maoner in number, of the size of nature, and of a
* We are the more particular in discriminating Dr. Hugh Smith, as there was another Gentleman of the same name in Halton Garden. Our Doctor had public mornings at his house for the Poor twice a week, which were ever abundantly crowded ; but he never could be prevailed upon to suffer the proffered guinea of the wealthy to put the poor man out of his turn on the list of supplicants. He died in the year 1790, at his bouse, Stratford, Essex,
regular series. It is not easy to con- that county, but in many others in Engceive by any description the merit of land, as a valuer of estates, the duties these plates. They lie perfectly fat, and fatigues of which he has followed for but are so contrived, by an ingenious pro- nearly half a century, with a permanent cess of a pasteboard drawn together with credit to himself and his employers, and small tapes or strings into the form of the wbo, blessed as be is with sound health, head of a foetus, that the forceps or and a fine constitution, is still engaged in vectis may be applied on them, to de the same pursuits, wisely knowing that monstrate, explain, and facilitate its ap- the human machine, when not in motion, plication on the living subject. This is apt to corrode and grow rusty, and that highly meritorious work, with its accom- exercise, moderately employed, is the best panying volume of observations and in. of physick. structions on the practice of Midwifery, In his person, Mr. James Hogben was ought to be in the hands of every young
above the middle size, elegant in his form, man, and of every older one, especially and with an engaging softness in his mancountry practitioners.
ners; to man was ever more 'esteemed in In early life Mr. Hogben practised, for his profession, or died more lamented by bis amusement, on the German flute, till, his friends. From the delicacy of his conbeing of a delicate form, and subject to stitution, as we said, he was liable to frecough, he found it affected his breathing, quent attacks of pleuritic and inflammaand gave him some alarm by an affection tory pains of the breast: in the months of on the chest, so that he found it necessary, July and August be had a cold upon him, in order to continue the gratification which was increased by his professional which he derived from this instrument, duties, and although it was not very urto contrive an artificial breath for it. geot, yet it did not go off as heretofore, This he accomplished so perfectly and but floated off and on for many weeks, and so conveniently, that he could sing as the very best advice of the very best and well as play at the same time. This not- most experienced of men had no visible able piece of mechanism is now in the effect to remove it. Thus situated, his possession of his surviving brother, and is disease gradually gained upon him, and really a curiosity worthy of the attention at length deprived the world of his valua. of the Amateur.
ble life, to the grief of his relations, Mr. Hogben was descended of an an- friends, and the republick of learning. tient and reputable family, long seated in Mr. H. was never married. On the Sunday the Weald of Kent; many of them have
after his decease, his remains were interred been remarkable for their ingenuity, their in the Church-yard of Stoke-Newington, natural endowments, and their studious To sum up Mr. Hogbeo's character in acquirements. His father Thomas, and his few words, we shall only add, that to have grandfather, of the same name, were land. applied his natural and his acquired ensurveyors, a profession at tbat period not dowments to the very best purposes which so universally consulted as in later times, habit had made familiar to him, to the
so liberally remunerated for their promoting the improvement of science, Jabours ; they were likewise well informed and, of all others the most important, the in general mathematicks, pbilosophy, and
Obstetric Art, and that in a manner so astronomy, and have left bebind them perfectly new, plain, and useful, is.cermany elaborate proofs of their taleuts in tainly as great praise as a human being different treatises in manuscript, still in can merit; and the Writer of this Sketch the possession of this worthy family. His of his Life takes great pleasure to himself, father left many other children. His only as one of his most 'early acquaintance and surviving brother is Henry Hogben, esq. survivors, to be thus permitted by Proof Chalkwell-bill, near Sittingborn in Kent,
vidence to afford, however imperfectly, a gentleman well respected not only in this short history of bis useful life.
WILLIAM HUTTON, Esq. F. A. S. S. Sept. 20. Died at his house, at Bennett's my, three qualities that do not often meet Hill, near Birmingham, at the age of in the same person, jointly, made his for. ninety-two, William Hutton, esq. the
His capacity was sufficient to emvenerable Historian of Birmingham, and brace three objects at once, and to pursue autbor of various other works. Tois Gen- them all with avidity and perseverance. tleinan owed much to Nature, and nothing He attended to the minutesi concerns of to Education. He began the world with his business, at the same time that he was three guineas and a half, which he bor. purchasing estates with its profits, and rowed of bis sister; and a chest of old writing books for bis amuseinent. Mr. books, which were sold to him on uplimit- Hutton had retired from business twentyed credit. Talents, industry, and econo- two years; but, after he had ceased to re
ceive any emolument from it, he attended July 31. bu Fludyer-street, of a pulmo-
cond daughter of the late Geo. Winne, esq.
July .... Near Boston (N. A.), aged 23,
the son of the Hon. Judge Dawes. While 1813, AT the Island of Banda, Lieut. returning from South Roston in a small Dec. 13. W. J. Daker, (Madras Eu- - sprit-sail boat, he slipped froin the gunnel ropean regt.) son of Mr. Daker, of While- on which he was sitting perhaps too care cross-street.
lessly, into the water, and was drowned. 1814, Jun. 19. At Tricbinopoly, Major Aug. 1. Wm. Ambrose Sotheby, esq. John Fortune (E I. Company's 22d regt. late lieut.-colonel of the 1st Guards. N. 1. Madras Establishment).
At Abingdon, in his 43d year, Richard Feb. .... At Eunore, Capı. H. H. Tor- Stone, esq. formerly of Sunning. riano, of the Engineers (E. I. Company's At Ayr, T. M'Clelland, esq. agent for service)
the Bank of Scotlaud. March 14. At Port Louis, Isle of France, Aug. 2. ly Great Cumberland-street, Capt. A. Robertson (late of the E. l. Con- Marianne, wife of Major-geu. Sharpe. pany's Marine service), son of A. Robert- At the Hotel at Clifton, on her way to sov, esq. vf Poveran.
Chelienbam, the wife of Right Hon. Col. April 29. On board the ship Partridge, M.Mahon, secretary to the Prince Regent. on his passage to India, W. C. Ord, esq. At Barrington, co. Somerset, far ad. late of Bengal.
vanced in years, F. Webb, esg. a gentleMay 4. 'In the West Indies, in his 36th man well knowp for his literary acquireyear, Leui. P. Lowe, R. N.
ments; of whom more hereafler. May 31. At bis fatber's, Port Royal, Aug. 3. At Clara-buose, King's County, Jamaica, aged 21, C. W. Smith, esq. lieu- Mrs. Cox. tenant of H. M. ship Tanais, second son of Aug. 4. Aged 67, Mrs. Elizabeth MarCol. J. F. S. Smith, commanding the Royal riott, widow of W. Marriott, esg. whom Artillery in Jamaica.
sbe survived only three week's.
At an advanced age, J. Harwood, ; esq. Aug. 12. At Kennington, Thos. Field, of Exning, brother of the late Sir Bu. esq. many years Captain and Governor Harwood.
of Sandown Fort, Isle of Wight. Aug. 5. In bis 19ch year, Mr. Charles At Brompton, the wife of Lieut,-col. Henry Halcomb, scholar of Corpus Christi Newton, late Major of brigade in the College, Oxford, youngest son of John Western District. Halcomb, esq. banker, of Marlborough. At Bath, the Countess Dowager D'Alton,
Aged 81, Mrs. Knight, of Leicester. She was sister to the present Lord Trim
Aug. 6. Al Lambesh, Mrs. Mary Portal, bleston, and widow of the Count D’Alton, widow of Wm. Portal, esq. late of Castle- who fell before Dunkirk when that fortress street, Holborn.
was besieged by the Duke of York. Aug. 7. Hon. J. Talbot, brother to the At Worcester, in his 89th year, Rev. Earl of Shrewsbury.
Thos. Evans, D, D.the venerableArchdeacon At Rugby, co. Warwick, the wife of of Worcester, who had been a Prebendary Rear-admiral Chambers. ,
of the Cathedral upwards of 40 years. He At Clifton, Helen, dau. of the laie G. also held the rectory of Severn-Stoke. Buchan, esq. of Kelloe, N. B.
In his 41st year, L. W. Hartley, esq. of Aug. 8. At Uxbridge, aged 90, Mrs. Middleton-lodge, co. York. Ann Willes, only surviving dau. of the Aug. 13. At Putney, the wife of Capt. late Right Hon. Justice Willes:
Losack, R. N. At Somersham, co. Huntingdon,: Mr. In bis 66th year, J. Newberry, esq. of John Rumball Leeds, apwards of 50 years Dulwich, of the firm of Messrs. Heory. a very respectable farmer and grazier Meux and Co. there.
At Boyle, Ireland, in his 34th year, At Downbam, Norfolk, Zachary Clarke, Major P. P. Dennis, of the East Esses one of the people called Quakers; the militia. greater part of whose life was spent in Aug. 14. In New Cavendisb-street, aged relieving the distresses of bis fellow-crez- 6.7, Adam Callander, third son of the late tures, Some years since he established a J. Callander, esq. of Craigforth, Stirling. free school on Dr. Bell's system, and has Aged 72, Rev. C. G. Clemens, late mi. since employed a teacher to superintend nister of the Congregation of the United it. He also annually distributed provi. Brethren at Baih, and formerly of Bristol. sions, money, and firing, to the poor wi. At Richmond, Yorkshire, aged 62, Mr. dows in Downham and two or three neigh- Robinson W. Craggs, for nearly 30 years bouring villages. Having, formerly, at Postmaster of that place, and one of the different times, observed that various cha- oldest meinbers of the Corporation. ritable donations to the poor in his imme. : Aug. 15. At Richmond, aged 23, Lucy, diate neighbourhood were misapplied, he, fourth dau. of Sir Thomas Turton, bart. at a very great expence, collected an ac- Aged 41, Mary Anne, wife of Thomas count of every charitable bequest in his Allen, esq. of Stratford-green, Essex. native county, wbich he publisbed in an Harriet, wife of Peter Augustus Lafaroetavo volume, aod by which means many gue, esq. of Husbands Bosworth, co. Leic. legacies; that had been improperly ap.
“This evening, about halfplied, or entirely neglected, have been re. past seven, the following most awful and covered, and distributed agreeably to the distressing scene oceurred in the parish of wills of the owners.
Harefield, two miles from Uxbridge, on the Aug. 9. At Lincoln, aged 18, William, road to Watford : Mrs. and Miss Mar. youngest son of the lale Alderman Henry ray, the wife and daughter of the Com. Swap He was lately elected to a scho- missary - general, were lately returned tarship at Oxford.
from Lisbou, and were travelling in a postAt Batb, Mrs. Morris, of Bitton,
chaise to Yardley-Bury, Hertfordshire ; Aug. 10. Aged. 78, John Hull, esq. of changed horses at tbe White Horse at UxClapron.
bridge, and when they arrived at the top Al Syston, co. Leicester, aged 60, Mat- of the hill leadiog to Harefield, the horses thew Sheffield, gent.
were frightened at some supposed nuisance Aug. 11. In her 53d year, Mrs. Agnew, by the road side, and set off with great wife of Capt. Agnew, Russell-square. impetuosity down it: by a sudden jerk,
Mr. C. Spence, of Old Bond-street, the pole dropped from its place in the dentist to bis Majesty. He was a pupil front part of the carriage, which instantly of the celebraled Mr. Norris in the early pressing upon the horses, increased their part of his life ; 'and was an excellent speed, and they became totally unma. vocal performer at the Music-room at nageable: the carriage very soon came Oxford.
violently in contact with a strong hedge Rev. Charles Buck, minister of the by the road side, upon which the driver, City Chapel, aud author of several useful who was most improperly seated upon the publications.
bar,' was thrown. The ladies finding Aged 68, John Thurston, esy. of Hoxton. themselves in a most perilous situation,
adopted the desperate resolution of jump- Mrs. Mills, of Denton-house, Oxon. ing out: Mrs. Murray was the first un- Aug. 19. Aged 34, Mary, wife of Robt: fortunate victim; and at about 40 yards Wray, esq. of Chancery-lane. further, Miss Murray, who was seen in At Walworth, in his 96th year, Christothe door way of the carriage by a female pher Roberts, esq. captain and comvisitor at Mr. Ives's farm, as it passed the mander in the Royal Navy. gate close to the house, threw herself At Margate, aged 44, D. Baker, esq. of from it. She was immediately placed in Chatham-place, Blackfriars. a chair, and carried into Mr. Ives's house,
20. Catherine, wife of Douglas in a state of insensibility; at this mo- Thompson, esq. of Chiswick. ment a person entreated, for God's sake, Of a mortification, in consequence of a assistance for a lady at a short distance fall in jumping over a ditch, Mr. Charles behind ; when, melancholy to relate, Mrs. Carter, of Eton, boat-merchant. Murray was found to be quite dead. Sur- In his 720 year, Edward Child, esq. gical aid was obtained from Uxbridge banker, of Abingdon, Berks. without loss of time, but, alas! without At his son-in-law's, Dr. Bourne, Oxford, avail, as Miss Murray was released from in bis 84th year, James Burr, esq. forher sufferings in an hour and a half.- merly steward to George and Robert, Thus has the happiuess of a most united Earls of Litchfield, by whom, and au exfamily, and the sincere and affectionate tensive circle of friends, he was highly interest of their friends to this part of it, esteemed. in one untimely moment, been literally Whilst dressing himself, without any dashed to the ground ! The Writer of previous indisposition, Mr. Ragg, surthis melancholy narrative can only hope geon, of Wigston, co. Leicester, a gentle. and trust, that the Almighty Disposer of man emineatly distinguished in his proall events will graciously support the fession, and greatly esteemed for his be. afflicted husband and parent, and two
nevolent disposition. lovely remaining daughters, through this In her 24th year, Letitia Alicia, daugh. trial of unparalleled 'distress, and grant to ter of Rev. L. Jones, of Miroshill, co, them that peace of mind, which neither Carmarthen. from the world, or by nature, they can Aug. 21. At Camberwell - grove, G. possibly expect. W. PARSLOW.-Yardley, Curling, esq. near Bunting ford, Herts."
At Rochester, aged 46, Mrs. Browne, Whilst singing a song, at a dinner on widow of the late Dr. Browne, of St. Rominating the Mayor of Gloucester, fell Margaret's. from his chair and instantly expired, At Bushy-park, near Dublio, in his 18th Merrett Stephens, esq. banker, of Glou- year, Abraham, second son of Robert cester. By the death of this gentleman, Shaw, esq. M. P. society has lost one of its brightest orna- Aug. 22. Aged 77, Mr. Lionel Booth, of ments, and the poor, one of their best Duke-street, Portland-place, Registrer of benefactors.
Pamphlets, Newspapers, and AdvertiseAt Bath, the wife of Rev. Mr. Raven- ments, at the Stamp-office, the duties of hill, of Shirehampton.
which office he had performed many years Mr. T. Randall, of Paulton, Somerset. with credit to himself, and benefit to the He was seized with a violent hemorrhage publick. Possessed of an active and inon the lungs a short time after his arrival telligent mind, improved much by travelat the Star Inn, Winchester, from Cowes, ling, and with a cheerful disposition, it Isle of Wight; and though medical assist- had been through life his great pleasure, ance was immediately obtained, he ex- besides the most strict performance of the pired in the course of two hours.
several duties enjoined upon him, either At Fowey, Cornwall, of a decline, G. from his public or private station in life, Fortescue, esq. captain in the Royal Cornwall militia, having survived his only bro to edify and improve all by the purity and
playfulness of his conversation, which rether but five days, who died of the same
ceived additional effect from his unassumcomplaint.
ing exterior, and the regularity and temAt Messrs. Jacksons, Louth, where he perance of his life. His latter days were was on a visit, in a fit of apoplexy, Mr. as exemplary as his life; serene and Benj. Crosby, of London, many years a cheerful to the last, he viewed his end bookseller in Stationers'-court, London. with perfect composure, recommending
Aug. 17. In his 74th year, Capt. John himself to the mercy of his God and Sa. Toone, of Islington.
viour. All who knew this honest and good Aged 67, Richard Jeffries, esq. banker, man, will not fail retaining a most lively Basingstoke.
recollection of his several excellencies and Aged 21, Tendrick, son of Adrian Moens, kindnesses. His remains are deposited in esy. of Bristol.
the burying-ground of St. John's, Mary Aug. 18. In Haydon-square, aged 18, le bone, and on his grave-stone is a referMary Anne, eldest daughter of Mr. Thos. ence to the place of his birth, SaxmundEvitt, solicitor.
ham, Suffolk, where his family bas long