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THEATRICAL REGISTER.
DRURY LANE.

March 31. An Easter piece, under the title of Anster Fair, or Michael Scott the Wizard, dramatised by Mr. Pocock, was brought forward. The plot is wholly devoid of interest, but a good deal of mer riment was excited by the practical jokes with which it was interspersed. There were also some good scenery and cleverly managed transformations.

April 10. Lord Byron's tragedy of Sardanapalus was represented for the first time. It was listened to with strict at

tention throughout, but as an acting play it may be considered as rather dull and uninteresting; notwithstanding it was announced for repetition amidst partial applause.

COVENT GARDEN.

March 31. The Easter piece was an adaptation, by Mr. Planche, from the French of "Le Pré aux Clercs," called The Challenge. The music and singing were the chief recommendations, in which Mr. Wilson and Miss Inverarity displayed their vocal powers.

PROMOTIONS, PREFERMENTS, &c.
GAZETTE PROMOTIONS.

Mar. 19. Mary Eccleston, of Lytham, co. Lan caster, spinster, second dau. of Thos. Eccleston, formerly of Scarisbrick, esq. to take the surname and arms of Dicconson.

Mar. 26. J. E. Alexander, esq. Captain of 42d Foot, to wear the insignia of the third class of the Royal Persian Order of the Lion and Sun.

Knighted, James Nicoll M'Adam, esq. of Whitehall.

Mar. 27. Knighted, Capt. John Woolmore, K.C.H. Deputy Master of the Trinity-house.

Mar. 28. 3d Foot, brevet Lieut.-Col. J. Dennis, to be Lieut. Col. 49th Foot, Capt. Thos. Stephens, to be Major.

April 8. 15th Foot, Lieut. Col. G. W. Horton, to be Lieut. Col.-96th Foot, brevet Lieut. Col. H. White, to be Lieut.-Col.-Brevet Major W, Hulme, to be Major.

April 9. Rear Adm. Sir Thos. Masterman Hardy, Bart. G.C.B. to be Governor of Greenwich Hospital.

April 11. 1st Foot Guards, Lieut.-Col. Benj. Des Vœux, to be Capt. and Lieut.

April 14. Adm. Sir Geo. Martin, G.C.B. to be Vice Adm. of the United Kingdom.-Adm. the Hon. Sir Robert Stopford, G.C.B. to be RearAdmiral of the United Kingdom.

April 15. Col. Sir Dudley St. Leger Hill, to be Lieut. Governor of St. Lucia.

April 16. Knighted, John Williams, esq. Baron of the Exchequer.

The Earls of Leitrim and Donoughmore to be Knights of St. Patrick. The Earl of Erroll to bé a Knight of the Thistle.-Lord Sussex Lennox to be Postmaster of Jamaica.-G. C. Antrobus, Esq. to be High Sheriff of Cheshire (Mr. Astley excused.)

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Members returned to serve in Parliament.
Thirsk.-Samuel Crompton, esq.
Paisley.-Sir Daniel Keyte Sandford.

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS.
Rev. W. M. Allen, Wormegay P. C. Norfolk.
Rev. H. C. Boutflower, St. John's Chapel P. C.
Bury, co. Lanc.

Rev. F. Charnley, Wicklow R. Ireland.
Rev. E. Churton, Monks Eleigh R. Suffolk.
Rev. W. W. Clarke, North Wooton V. Norfolk.
Rev. J. J. Cory, Aylesham V. Norfolk.
Rev. J. Curwen, Plumbland R. Cumberland.
Rev. J. Davies, Reynoldstone R. co. Pemb.

Rev. C. J. Furlong, Warfield V. Berks.
Rev. J. Green, South Ottering R. co. York.
Rev. T. Gretton, Pipe V. Hereford.
Rev. P. B. Haines, Deene and Corby R. co.
Northampton.

Rev. F. Henson, South Kilrington R. co. York.
Rev. H. P. Higman, Fakenham R. Norfolk.
Rev. H. Lefroy, Outragh R. co. Leitrim.
Rev. H. Martin, Aughrim R. co. Roscommon.
Rev. W. G. Neathman, St. Paul's P. C. Stone-
house, Devon.

Rev. Sir H. Oakeley, Bocking R. Essex.
Rev. R. F. Onslow, Stoke Edith R. co. Hereford.
Rev. T. Parry, Baunton P. C. co. Gloucester.
Rev. R. Pocklington, Skeyness R. co. Lincoln.
Rev. J. Purton, Oldbury R. Salop.
Rev. W. Roy, Skirbeck R. co. Lincoln.
Rev. C. V. H. Sumner, Byfleet R. Surrey.
Rev. C. Taylor, Moreton-on-Lugg R. co. Hereford.
Rev. C. Turner, Kidderminster V. co. Worcester.
Rev. W. Wilcox, North Wotton R. co. Norfolk.'
CHAPLAINS.

Hon. and Rev. G. N. Grenville, to the King.
Rev. R. Drake, to the Earl of Cavan.
Rev. E. J. Raines, to the Earl of Dunmore.
Rev. G. Stuart, to Lord Gray.

CIVIL PREFERMENTS.

Rev. J. A. Giles, Head Master of Camberwell
School.

Rev. J. Richardson, Head Master of Brampton
Bierton Grammar School.

BIRTHS.

Mar. 6. At Walsal, Mrs. R. W. Fletcher, a son.-27. At Ingestre, Staffordshire, Lady Sarah Ingestre, a son.-At Woolley hall, Berkshire, the wife of the Rev. A. P. Clayton, a son.-At Berechurch hall, Essex, the wife of Thos. White, esq. a son and heir.-30. At Clifton, the wife of Capt. Prescott, C.B. R.N. a dau.-At Whitbourne, Herefordshire, the wife of the Rev. R. Briscoe, a dau.-31. In Dorset-place, Dorsetsquare, the wife of Major Hitchings, Deputy Adj.Gen. Madras, a son.

April 1. The Hon. Mrs. Vernon, a son.4. At Bank Hall, Lancashire, the wife of John Wilson Patten, esq. M.P. a daú. —— At King ston Russell, Dorset, Mrs. Robert Williams, a dau. 5. At Mersham Hatch, the wife of Sir Edw. Knatchbull, Bart. a dau. - 7. At Blackbrook House, the wife of Lieut. Col. Francis Le Blanc, a daughter.. At her father's, the Hon. and Rev. Dr. Marsham, Kirby Overblow, the wife of Lieut.-Col. Mac Lean, 81st Reg. a dau.-9. The wife of Sir James Lake, Bart. a son.11. In Old Palace Yard, the wife

of John Jervis, esq. M.P. a son.-13 At Bury, the wife of E. G. Hornby, esq. M P. a dau.—— The wife of the Hon. Tho. R. Keppel, a dau.At Weston Rectory, near Campden, the wife of the Rev. R. Allan Scott, a son.-14. At the Rectory, Amersham, the wife of the Rev. John Tyrwhitt Drake, a son.-15. At Rodney House, Clifton, the wife of Mark Pringle, esq. a dau. -17. The wife of the Rev. C. Pasley Vivian, a dau.

MARRIAGES.

Mar, 5. At St. Mary's, Lambeth, Denis, Apiédée Vaillant, esq. of Paris, to Caroline, dau. of Dr. Geo. Rees, of Clapham-rise.-6. The Rev. J. E. Tyler, B.D. Rector of St. Giles's-in-thefields, London, to Jane, only dau. of Divie Robertson, esq. of Bedford-sq.-At Chelsea, Ashburham Henry, son of Ashburnham Butley, esq. to Frances Helen, only child and heiress of the late Neptune Blood, esq. of Sloane street.— At Dover, H, Shore Milner Bouchette, son of the Surveyor-general of Canada, to Marianne, and G. S. Smith, esq. Dragoon Guards, to Geor. giana, dau. of the Hon. Herbert Gardner.-7. At Cley next the sea, the Rev. W. Whitear, to Harriet Sarah, fifth dau. of S. W. Thomlinson, esq.-9. At Brighton, the Rev. R. Farquharson, to Louisa, only dau. of the late Gen. R. Crauford,

11. At Blaytheruyche, Gerard Noel, esq. nephew of Lord Barham, to Sophia Lilias, dau. of Stafford O'Brien, esq. of Blatheruyche, Park, Northamptonshire. 12. At Devonport, the Rev. T. Hare, to Lavinia, dau. of W. Styles, esq. of Home Park.-13. At Marylebone Church, S. Marindin, esq. 2d Life Guards, to Isabella, eldest dau. of A. Colville, esq. of Berkely-street, and niece of Lord Auckland.-15. At Michaelstone, y, Vedw, Monmouthshire, Sir John Lewis Duntze, Bart. of Tiverton, to Frances Eliz. dau. of the Rev. J. Coles. At Brighton, Philip Stewart, esq. Bombay Civil Service, to Matilda Frances, dau. of the late W. Dawson, esq. of St. Leo. nard's-hill, Berks. — 16. At St. Pancras New Church, Sidney Smith, esq. of Burton Crescent, to Sarah, second dau. of the late Thos. Palmer, esq. of Russell-place. 15. At Great Maplestead, Fred. Luard Wollaston, esq. Barrister, to Diana Hariet, second dau. of J. Sperling, esq. of Dynes Hall, Essex.-18. The Rev. W. G. Moore, Rector of West Barkwith, Lincoln, to Emily Ann, only dau. of T. Andrews, esq. of Upper Homerton. At St. George's, Bloomsbury, the Rev. M. Watkins, Vicar of Southwell, Notts, to Eliza, dau. of the late Alex. Hunter, esq. at Kirkton, Perthshire.

At Kensington,

the Rev. J. Phillips Gurney, Vicar of Great Canfield, Essex, to Anne, dau. of the late J, Langton, esq. of Farnham, Bucks.-At the residence of Visc. Duncannon, Cavendish-square, the Earl of Kerry to the Hon. Augusta Ponsonby. At Naples, Edw. B. Hartopp, esq. of Dalby Hall Leicestershire, to Honor, dau. of the late MajorGen. Gent.-19. At Marylebone Church, C. F. Schrader, esq. to Harriet, third dau. of Gen. Northey Hopkins, of Oven Park, Bucks.-20. At Fulham, James Wright, esq. of Montagueplace, Hammersmith, to Alicia, widow of the late W. Bell, esq. of Portland place.

-20. At

St. George's, Hanover-sq. the Earl of Glengall, to Margaret Lauretta, youngest dau. of the late W. Mellish, esq. of Woodford, Essex.-31. The Rev. W. Rees, Vicar of Horsey, in Norfolk, to Eleanor, third dau. of late Rev. M. Ward, Rector of Horsington in Lincolnshire. — At Alton Towers, the seat of the Earl of Shrewsbury, Major Bishopp, to Eliz. relict of the late R. Dormer, esq. In Green-st. Grosvenor-sq. Lady East, sister to Hylton Jolliffe, esq. M.P.for Petersfield, to the Hon, J. C. Westenra, third son of Lord Rossmore, Lieut.-Col. in the Scotch Fusileers. The Rev. H. Jenkyns, Professor of

Greek in the University of Durham, to Harriet, eldest dau. of the Right Hon. H. Hobhouse, of Hadspen, Somerset.-At Hunton, Kent, the Rev. John Duncombe Shafto, Rector of Buckworth, Hants, to Catherine Harriet, dau. of the Rev. R. Moore.

April 2. At Wellington, Somerset, the Rev. Benj. Crosthwaite, of Wellington, to Charlotte Rebecca, dau, of the Rev. R. Jarratt. At Bath, G. Lowther, esq. of Astley, to Julia, second dau, of late Rev. W. Trevelyan, and grand-dau. of the late Sir J. Trevelyan, Bart. of Nettlecombe Park. At Woburn, Lord Chas, James Fox Russell, sixth son of the Duke of Bedford, to Isabella Clarissa, dau. of the late W. Davies, esq. of Pen-y-lan, co. Carmarthen, and granddau. to the late Lord Robert Seymour. The Rev. J. D. Broughton, Rector of Bletchley, to Frances, third dau. of Lewis Corkran, esq. of Long Ditton, Surrey.-At Brixton, the Rev. G. F. F. Anderson, to Sarah, dau. of the Rev. C. F. Mileham, of Stoke Newington.-3. At Oxford, the Rev. J. Carter, Rector of Bainton, Yorkshire, to Eliz. Anne, third dau. of the late Rev. R. Barker Bell, of Windlesham, Surrey.At St. Paul's, Covent garden, H. Byron, esq. to Eliz. Josephine, only dau. of J. Byron Bradley, M.D.-At St. George's, Hanover-sq. the Rev. R, Fiennes Wykeham Martin, to Mary, second dau. of Neill Malcomb, esq. of Poltallach, Argyleshire. At Elm, near Wisbech, Edmund Blackbourne, esq. of Wood-house, to Elizabeth, second dau. of W. Dow, esq. of Needham Hall.

-W. H. Walton, esq. of the Inner Temple, to Louisa Hoskins, eldest dau. of Chas. Legh Hoskins Master, esq. of Barrow-green House, Surrey.-8. At Dartford, Kent, the Rev. H. W. R. L. Johnson, of Petworth, Sussex, to Sarah Eliz. second dau. of T. B. Fooks, esq.-At St. Pancras New Church, Lieut. Col. Kelly, E.1.C. to Mrs. Charlotte Gray.-9. At Eton College, the Rev. J. Young Cooke, of Chellesworth, eldest son of the Rev. Chas. Cooke, of Semer, Suffolk, to F. Judith, second dau. of the Rev. J. Briggs, Fellow of Eton College.- -The Rev, J. Jackson, to Eliza, daughter of Col. Houlton, of Farley Castle.-10. At Wrington, Somerset, the Rev. R. C. Codrington, LL.D. to Sarah, the third dau. of the late Talbot Savage, esq.-At St. Mary's, Bryanston-sq. W. Geo. Tyssen Daniel Tyssen, of Foulden Hall, Norfolk, esq. to Mary, eldest dau. of Andrew Fountaine, of Narford Hall, Norfolk, esq.- -At Elmswell, Suffolk, the Rev. G. H. Vachell, to Cecilia Catherine, eldest dau. of the Rev. J. T. Lawton. At St. George's, Hanoversquare, R. S. Orlebar, esq. to Charlotte Eliz. eldest dau. of the Rev. V. Ellis, rector of Walton, Bucks. At Paris, Baron Louis Robert Jaen de Noé, 5th Hussars, to Louisa Helena, eldest dau. of the late J. Burke, esq. of York-place, Portmansquare. At Plaxtol, Kent, the Rev. W. Waldegrave Park, youngest son of the Hon. Mr. Justice Park, to Eliz. Jane, youngest dau. of Ed.. mund Yates, esq. of Fairlawn, Kent.-At Leamington Priors, Arch. M'Blane, esq. to Mary Magdalene, eldest dau. of Thos. Delves Broughton, esq. and niece to Gen. Sir John Delves Broughton, Bart. of Doddington Hall, Cheshire.At Saint Mary's, Bryanstone-sq. London, Silas Saul,, esq. of Carlisle, to Lucy Maria, dau. of the late Col. Rich. Clarke, C.B. of the Bengal Cavalry.

-At Stogumber, Somerset, the Rev. Thomas Prowse Lethbridge, youngest son of Sir Thos. Buckler Lethbridge, Bart. of Sandhill Park, to Isabella, youngest dau. of the Rev. Thomas S. Escott, of Hartrow.-15. At Mortlake, Surrey, the Rev. Samuel Hartopp Knapp, Rector of Letchworth, Herts, to Marianne Jane, widow of Dr. James, late Bishop of Calcutta.--At St. George's, Hanover-sq. Christ. Alex. Haserman, esq. Solicitor-Gen of Upper Canada, to Eliz. Emily, dau. of Walter Merry, esq. Lansdownepl. Cheltenham, late Deputy Secretary at War.

OBITUARY.

LORD TEIGNMOUTH.

Feb. 14. In Portman-square, aged 82, the Right Hon. John Shore, Baron Teignmouth in the Peerage of Ireland, and a Baronet; a Privy Councillor, F.S.A. and President of the British and Foreign Bible Society.

His Lordship was descended from a Derbyshire family, but, we believe, was born in Devonshire. His father, Thomas Shore, esq. was sometime of Melton in Suffolk; he died in 1759, leaving issue by Dorothy Shepherd, the late Lord Teignmouth, and the Rev. Thomas William Shore, Vicar of Sandal in Yorkshire, and of Otterton in Devonshire, who died in 1822.

Mr. Shore went early in life to India in the civil service of the East India Company. He arrived in Bengal in May 1769, and was soon afterwards stationed at Moorshedabad as an Assistant under the Council of Revenue. From Moorshedabad he proceeded in 1772 to Rajeshahye as an Assistant under the Resident at that station. In the following year his success in acquiring a knowledge of the Persian language obtained for him the office of Persian Translator and Secretary to the Provincial Council of Moorshedabad; and in 1774 a seat at the Calcutta Revenue Board, where he continued till the dissolution of that Board in 1781, and establishment of a General Committee of Revenue at the Presidency, of which he was appointed Second Member.

In January, 1785, he came to England with Mr. Hastings, with whom he had contracted an intimacy, and in the April of the following year returned to Calcutta, having been appointed by the Court of Directors to a seat in the Supreme Council as an acknowledgment of his distinguished talents and integrity. "Pacific habits, and skill in revenue," were the distinguishing qualifications, according to Mr. Mill, which recommended Mr. Shore, at that crisis, to the Company. Retrenchment was the order of the day, when the financier succeeded to the general. Sir John Malcolm, writing in the spirit of a military statesman, strongly condemns Sir John Shore's pacific policy; while Mr. Mill, taking the civilian's view of the question, defends it. Its wisdom would not, perhaps, have been questioned, had it been found practicable to adhere to it; but, unfortunately, it served only to prepare the way for Lord Mornington's

(Wellesley's) splendid military operations.

Mr. Shore took an active and prominent part in the formation of the revenue and judicial systems of India; and to his influence in the Council, the judicial and fiscal reforms introduced by Lord Cornwallis are in a great measure attributable; more especially his Lordship's grand measure of making the zemindar the proprietor of the soil, respecting the policy of which so wide a difference of opinion has been maintained. Mr. Shore was also mainly instrumental in the fabrication of that code of laws which was published in Bengal in the year 1793, shortly after its author had succeeded the Marquis Cornwallis as Governor-general of India. The publication of the laws or regulations of the Bengal Government was at that time, and has since been, regarded as an important æra in the history of British Administration in India.

On succeeding to the Governmentgeneral of India, Mr. Shore was created a Baronet; and previously to his retirement he was raised to a peerage of Ireland by patent dated Oct. 24, 1797.

He was the bosom friend of Sir William Jones, and succeeded him in the presidency of the Asiatic Society, in which capacity he delivered a handsome eulogy on his predecessor, which was printed, together with some other well written essays of his composition, in the Transactions of that learned body. In 1804 he published in 4to, "Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Correspondence of Sir William Jones;" and in 1807 he edited, in thirteen volumes octavo, "The Works of Sir William Jones, with the Life of the author."

His Lordship was appointed a Commissioner for the affairs of India, April 4, 1807, and was sworn one of the Privy Council on the 8th of the same month. He retained his seat at the India Board until a recent period; but, we believe, he never sat in Parliament.

On the formation of the British and Foreign Bible Society, in 1804, Lord Teignmouth was fixed upon as the most suitable person to occupy the office of President; Bishops Porteus, Shute Barrington, Fisher, and Burgess, being VicePresidents, together with Sir Wm. Pepperell, Adm. (afterwards Lord) Gambier, Charles Grant, and William Wilberforce. With such men, in such an enterprise, it was no small honour to be associated;

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and the zealous, persevering attention which the President gave to the interests of the Institution, not less than the catholic and amiable spirit in which he presided over it, amply justified the choice of the Provisional Committee. To his Lordship's sound judgment and conciliatory manners, the Bible Society has been not a little indebted for having weathered the storms which it has had to encounter. For some time past, the increasing infirmities of age precluded his taking the active part in the affairs of the Society which he formerly sustained; and the chair has been occupied at the public anniversaries by his friend, Lord Bexley, who, it is supposed, will be invited to succeed him.

He published in 1810 "A letter to the Rev. Christopher Wordsworth, D.D. on the subject of the Bible Society;" and in 1811" Considerations on communicating to the Inhabitants of India the knowledge of Christianity."

In 1786 he married Charlotte, only daughter of James Cornish, esq. a respectable medical practitioner at Teignmouth. By this lady who survives him, his Lordship had issue three sons and six daughters: 1. the Hon. Charlotte; 2 and 3, Caroline- Isabella and Emily, who both died young; 4. the Right Hon. Charles John now Lord Teignmouth, born in 1796, and at present unmarried; 5. the Hon. Anna Maria, married in 1821 to the late Col. Sir Thomas Noel Hill, and left his widow in 1832; 6. the Hon. Frederick-John Shore, Assistant to the Secretary to the Commissioners in the ceded provinces of Bengal; he married Jan. 25, 1830, his cousin Charlotte Mary, second daughter of the late George Cornish, esq. and has a son, born in 1832; 7. the Hon. HenryDundas, who died in 1826, when a Cornet in the 11th dragoons, aged twentysix; 8. the Hon. Caroline-Dorothea, married in 1829 to the Rev. Robert Anderson, the eminent preacher at Brighton; and 9. the Hon. Ellen- Mary, married in 1830 to Capt. Edward C. Fletcher, of the 1st life guards.

SIR G. BISSHOPP, BT. DEAN OF LISMORE.

March 22. At Cheltenham, aged 42, the Very Rev. Sir George Bisshopp, the eighth Baronet (1620), Dean of Lismore, and Chaplain to the Castle of Dublin.

Sir George was born July 5, 1791, the only son of Edward Bisshopp, Esq. the eminent army agent (see Gent. Mag. vol. XLII. p. 89) who was the third son of Sir Cecil the fifth Baronet, by the Hon. Anne Boscawen, second daughter of Hugh Viscount Falmouth.

GENT. MAG. VOL. I.

The mother of Sir George was Jane, only daughter of William Atkinson, Esq. of Pall-mall. She was married secondly to the Rev. Lucius Coghlan, D.D. and died in London, since the death of her son, on the 10th of April.

His father having died during his infancy, the charge of his education devolved on his mother's second husband, Dr. Coghlan, who watched over the interests of his beloved ward with a tenderness and fidelity beyond all praise, and who was amply repaid for his anxiety by the dutiful and devoted attachment of his adopted son.

Sir George was indebted for his original preferment to the friendship and interest of his cousin the late Duchess of Dorset; but his subsequent elevation was entirely the consequence of his eminent qualifications, and high and unblemished character. He was for some years Archdeacon of Aghadoe, and had recently succeeded Dr. Bayly in the Deanery of Lismore. On the death of his cousin Cecil, Lord De la Zouche, Nov. 11, 1828, without issue male, Sir George succeeded to the Baronetcy.

Sir George Bisshopp was an elegant scholar and a highly accomplished man; and distinguished through life for every quality of head and heart that can adorn the character of the Christian gentleman.

He married, May 17, 1820, CatherineElizabeth, daughter of Andrew Sproule, Esq. Capt. R. N. commanding the Royal Yacht at Dublin; and by that lady, who died in 1832, had issue three sons and three daughters: 1. Sir Cecil Augustus Bisshopp, who has succeeded to the Baronetcy, born in 1821; 2. HarrietArabella, his twin sister; 3. Jane-Annabella; 4. George-Curzon; 5. EdwardCecil; and 6. Catherine-Mary.

SIR H. DALRYMPLE HAMILTON, BART.

Feb. 23. At Bargeny hall, co. Ayr, aged 60, Sir Hew Dalrymple Hamilton, fifth Baronet of North Berwick, co. Haddington (1697), LL. D. &c. &c.

Sir Hew was born Jan 3, 1774, the eldest son of Sir Hew Dalrymple the fourth Baronet, M.P. for the county of Haddington, (descended paternally from the family of the Earls of Stair; through a female ancestor from the Hamiltons of Bargeny, formerly peers of Scotland,*)

When the male line of this family expired, the patent of peerage (granted by Charles I.) could not be found, and the House of Lords declared in 1740 that, as the original limitation of the peerage could not be ascertained, they could not determine whether the peerage was extinct or not. 4 A

554 Sir Thos. Hare, Bt.-Adm. Robinson.-W.C.Brigstock. Esq [May,

by his cousin-german Janet, daughter of William Duff, of Crombie. He was elected to Parliament for the county of Haddington on a vacancy which occurred in 1795, and was rechosen at the general election 1796. He succeeded his father in the title Feb. 13, 1800; was appointed in 1802 Lieut.-Colonel of the Ayrshire militia; was elected M.P. for that county, on a vacancy 1803, and rechosen at the general election in 1806, but not in 1807.

He married, May 19, 1800, Jane, eldest daughter of Adam first Viscount Duncan (by Henrietta Dundas, niece to the first Viscount Melville), and sister to the present Earl of Camperdown (who in 1805 married Janet, Sir Hew's sister). By this lady, who survives him, he had an only daughter, Henrietta-Dundas, married in 1822 to the Duc de Coigny. is succeeded in his title and estates by his only surviving brother Major-General Sir John Dalrymple Hamilton, who, by the only daughter of the late Sir Patrick Warrender, Bart. has a numerous family.

He

SIR THOMAS HARE, BART. Feb. 15. At Leamington, aged 85, Sir Thomas Hare, of Stow Hall, Norfolk, Bart.

Sir Thomas Hare was the only son of Thomas Leigh, of Iver in Buckinghamshire, esq. by Anne, daughter of the Rt. Rev. Robert Clavering, Lord Bishop of Peterborough. His paternal grandmother was Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Hare, and sister and coheiress of Sir Ralph, Sir Thomas, and Sir George Hare, of Stow in Norfolk, Barts. on which family the title was conferred in 1641, and became extinct in 1764. In consequence of this descent, he assumed the name of Hare by act of parliament; and was created a Baronet by patent dated Dec. 14, 1818.

Sir Thomas Hare was twice married. His first wife was Mary, daughter of Sir Francis Geary, of Polesdon in Surrey, Bart.; by that lady, who died in Dec. 1801, he had no issue. He married secondly, Jan. 15, 1803, the Hon. AnneElizabeth Graves, second daughter of Thomas first Lord Graves, and by her, who died Sept. 11, 1823, had issue one daughter and one son: Elizabeth-Anne; and Sir Thomas Hare, born in 1807, who has succeeded to the title.

ADMIRAL MARK ROBINSON, Feb. 21. At Freshfield, near Bath, aged 80, Mark Robinson, esq. Admiral of the White.

This gallant officer was son of RearAdmiral Robinson, who lost a leg in the action off Cape Henry, Sept. 5, 1781, and died in 1799. He entered the Navy

at an early age, and became Commander some time previous to the conclusion of the American war; and, during the peace that followed, he commanded the Trimmer sloop. In Sept. 1790 he was made Post Captain. At the commencement of the war with France, he obtained the command of the Brilliant frigate, stationed in the North Sea, and was afterwards employed in the reduction of Calvi. He next commanded the Arethusa, in the expedition under Sir J. B. Warren, against Quiberon. In 1804 he was appointed to the Swiftsure, in which ship, after cruising on the Spanish coast, he accompanied Lord Nelson to the West Indies, in pursuit of the combined fleets of France and

Spain. Subsequently, he commanded the Royal Sovereign, and Gibraltar of 80 guns. In 1808 he was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral, in 1812 to that of Vice- Admiral, and in 1825 Admiral of the White.

Adm. Robinson married in 1799 Miss Shirley, of Pulteney-street, Bath, who died in 1811.

W. P. BRIGSTOCK, ESQ. M.P.
Feb.

At Comb Hay House, near Bath, William Papwell Brigstock, esq. M.P. for the Eastern Division of Somersetshire, and a Magistrate for that county.

Mr. Brigstock had not long been resident in the county of Somerset, though his family* had been connected by property with it. On coming forward as a candidate for County Member, in 1832, he stated himself to be a "staunch and real Reformer, upon deliberate conviction ;" and appealed to his conduct “as a county magistrate of many years standing (though not long acting in this county), as a landlord, and as a country gentleman." He was elected after a poll which terminated as follows:

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