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OCCURRENCES IN LONDON ing to such a degree, that during the pa. AND ITS VICINITY.

roxysms the exertions of six men were re“ Windsor Castle, Aug. 8. His Majes- quired to prevent her tearing herself to ty has passed the last month in a good pieces. Her shrieks were most appalling; state of general health, and in a quiet they resembled rather the shrill note of state of mind; but his Majesty's disorder the bound than any thing human, and still remains unchanged.”

could be distinctly beard at the New River. Friday, July 23.

The paroxysms would often return, which At a Court of Common Council, the were repeated with visitations too dreadLord Mayor read a letter from Lord Sid. ful to describe, till four o'clock on Monday mouth, thanking him, by order of the morning, when she expired. Prince Regent, for his able and efficient

Friday, Aug. 20. arrangements to preserve the peace of the A dreadful fire broke out this morning City during the Smithfield Meeting on in St. Mary Axe, which destroyed three Wednesday se'nnight. He had 'received houses in that street, and burnt down Leainformation upon oath, that the disaffected thersellers' Hall, and other premises at the had hoped in this great city to have found back, with the chief part of their contents, abettors to have assisted in their project, before it could be subdued. which comprised a plot to an extent no less Another fire broke out about two o'clock inonstrous than that of firing this great city, this morning at Mr. Paul's, builder, Old and murdering all its peaceable inhabitants. Change, whose stock was consumed. It Monday, July 26.

communicated to the King's Head Inn. This evening a most disgraceful and Two waggons laden with goods, and nine daring scene of riot and plunder took place horses, and much other property, fell a at West-End Fair. The number of the sacrifice to the Aames. ruffians had been estimated as high as

Saturday, Aug. 21. 200. Many of them were armed with The Loro Mayor was occupied from an bludgeons; and those who were not, tore early hour this morning, until nearly two up the tressels of the stands for weapons to o'clock, in his private room, upon endefend themselves against the police offi- quiries relative to the circulation of handcers and copstables, whom they over- bills, and placards of a seditious tendency. powered. The conduct of these ruffiaos Among other results from these deliber. towards the females was most brutal, and ations, was the issuing of a summons for compelled them to utter the most distress- the attendance of Mr. Wooler, and a waring shrieks aud screams. Their arms were rant for the apprehension of Mr. Carlile. held up, their clothes cut, and every ar- The latter proceeding, we understand, is ticle of wearing-apparel torn from them. to be ascribed to a letter addressed by Tuesday, July 27.

Mr. Carlile 10 Mr. Sherwin, in his RegisA dreadful Gire broke out in the sugar- ter. Thomas Farrell, a bill-sticker, who house of Messrs. Craven and Shutts, Nel- had been apprehended while fixing up a son-street, Whitechapel. The sugar-house placard of a political nature, was then was consumed, and damage done to the examined, and ordered to attend again at amount of 15,0001.

a future period.--Edward James BlandSaturday, Aug. 7.

ford, Secretary to the Commitee of Two The Drury-Lane subscribers met; when Hundred, was afterwards put to the bar: the subscription of 25,0001. to clear the he was taken by the offices at his apart. immediate debts was declared full: the ments in Hackney; and in the same room Theatre was let to Mr. Elliston at 10,2001. were also found his wretched wife and five per ann. (exclusively of fruit-offices) for paked children, lying on the floor! On 14 years ; during that time 15,0001. to be the prisoner Blandford were found a numexpended in repairs.

ber of printed papers, including copies of Monday, Aug. 9.

a bill, deferring the projected meeting at A dreadful instance of canine madness Kennington till Wednesday, and then to occurred in Owen's court, Goswell-street- be held in Smithfield. road. Harriet Locke, from Gloucester- From Blandford was also taken an inshire, a young woman in service in a gen- strument capable of being used either as tleman's house near Highbury, was bitten the head of a pike or a dagger. It was in the foot by her master's dog J1 weeks composed of wrought iron, and consisted ago; at which time another female ser- of a blade about six inches in length, aud vant and the footman were each bitten by three quarters of an inch in width, extremethe same dog. Caustics had been applied ly sharp and pointed. At the bottom of the to the bite, but apparently to no effect. blade was a semicircular guard ; within The Friday following she was very much this was a spiral handle like the hilt of a indisposed, and tola the woman with whom sword, and this handle was terminated by she lodged, that she thought she was a strong screw, calculated, on occasion, about to be attacked with rheumatic fever. to affix it ioco a pole. Thus the weapon On Sunday she was seized with symptoms appeared to be admirably calculated for, of madness : which increased in the even- use, either as a dagger or a pike. Be.

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ing asked bow he became possessed of it, will be saved in the transmission of letters
Blandford, after some hesitation, admit. between London and Scotland.
ted he had it of a person named Harland, By an Act of last Session, newspapers,
in Shoreditch; in which district the Lord duly stamped, may in future be conveyed
Mayor, from prior information, knew to the Cape of Good Hope, Ceylon, the
these pikes had been manufactured.---At Mauritius, and the East Indies, for one
the end of the examination Blandford was penny each packet, not exceeding one
remanded till Monday; with an intima. ounce, and one penny per ounce above
tion that every thing should be done for that weight.
his comfort, and for the relief of his fa- Mr. Rotch has published a statement
mily, whose deplorable situation had been of the money collected for erecting a Mo-
described,

nument to the memory of the late Princess
Wednesday, Aug. 25.

Charlotte; by which it appears, that the A meeting of Radical Reformers was total amount is 12,346l. 19š. 6£d. held at four this afternoon in Smithfield, The Lord Chancellor has determined Dr. Watson in the chair, who, with Thistle that children of Jewish parents are not enwood, Preston, and others, addressed the titled to admission to the privileges of the muliiude. Many violent resolutions were Bedford Charity. carried. Owing to the vigilance and for- It was decided on the 9th inst. at Bonbearance of the civil power, under the street Office, that where property is direction of the Lord Mayor, the after- pledged with a pawnbroker against the noon passed off without any disturbauce consent of the owner (even though no feof the public peace.

lony is committed), such Pawnbroker is Monday, Aug. 30.

bound to return the property to the owner Mr. Chantrey bas just completed a mo. free of costs. pumental tablet, erected in Chiswick IMPORTANT TO AGRICULTURISTS.-By an Church, to the memory of Mr. Thomas Act passed during the late Session, the Tomkins, who was no less esteemed for Proprietors of Salt Works are authorised his amiable character in private life, than to send out salt for the use of Agriculture, adınired for his skill and taste in ornamenduty free. The Act requires, that the salt tal penmanship., The tablet contains a shall be mixed in the proportion of one medallion of the deceased in Mr. Chan. bushel of soot or ashes, to three bushels trey's happiest manner, which his friendly of salt. The penalty for applying it to any recollection of the original and superior other purpose than Agriculture is 10r. skill have combined to produce; with em. Tweniy-four hours' notice is required 'seblems expressive of Mr. Tomkins's profes- fore salt can be loaded for this purpose. sional powers and the following inscription : Sacred to the memory of Thomas Tomkins, THEATRICAL REGISTER. of Sermon-lane, Doctors' Commons,

New Pieces, whom God in his wisdom thought fit to

HAYMARKET THEATRE. remove from his nuinerous circle

July 31. I'm Puzzled; or, Three to of respected and regretting friends

One. A Farce, said to be by Mr. Abbott, on the 5th of April 1816, aged 73 years. of Covent Garden Theatre. His professional abilities were exceeded

Aug. 7. Ladies at Home ; or, Gentle. only by his universal philanthropy.

men, we can do without you. Called a FeH. R. Reynolds, esq. has been appoint- male Interlude. The story is of French ed Commissioner of the Insolvent Debtors' extraction; and, if we mistake not, was Court, on the dismissal of Serjeant Run. first dramatized by Picard. It has been nington. Mr. Reynolds is the son of the re-modelled for the Haymarket, by Dr. late eminent physician, Dr. Reynolds, and Millingen, the author of The Bee-hive. was married some years since to Miss Very successful. Mitford, a very near relative of Lord Aug. 13. Belford and Minton; or, Redesdale.

There and Back again. A Farce, broad The Buccleuch family are expected 10 bumour, tinctured with grossness and val. augment their large hereditary possessions garity. Not repeated. nearly forty thousand pounds per annum, by the recent decision in Chancery; wbich ENGLISH Opera House, LYCEUM. has decreed, that the leases granted by Aug. 2. · Walk for a Wager ; OT, A the late Duke of Queensbury ou personal Bailitt's Bet. A Farce, by Mr. R. Peake, fines, paid to himself, are null and void. jun. This lively and good-humoured

A new plan of conveying the mails to piece of raillery met with great success. and from the distant parts of the island, Aug. 6. Belles without Beaur; or, The and the capitals, by light carriages, with. Ladies among themselves. An Operetta. out passengers, at the rate of eleven miles This is a more close imitation of the French an hour, is to be immediately carried into farce than Ladies at Home (see HAYMARKET, effect. Letters sent by this conveyance supra). It has had a considerable run. are to pay an additional postage for ex- Aug. 19. The Brown Man. A musical pedition. By this arrangeineni, a day Drama. Successful.

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PROMOTIONS AND PREFERMENTS.

GAZETTE PROMOTIONS, &c.

Rev. W. S. Goddard, D.D. 10 Kingstone July 24. Sir Miles Nightingale invested R. Isle of Wight. by the Prince Regent with the insignia of Rev. Richard Carlton, A. M. Nately a Knight Commander of the Bath.

Scures R. Hants. Alex. Keith, esq. knighted, and appoint- Rev. Robert Rolfe, A.B. of Saham To. ed Knight Marshal of Scotland.

ney, Hempnall V. Norfolk. Jas. L'Amy, esq. appointed Sheriff De- Rev. Herbert Raudolph, Marcham V. pute of Forfarshire.

Berks. July 31. Lieut. col. A. Allen, of the Rev. G. Powell, M. A, Duloe Sinecure East India Company's service, created a R. Cornwall. Baronet.

Rev. Henry Wm. Johnson Beauchamp, Mr. J. "Bell, Consul for Hanover, at M.A. Laton V. with Eisey V. annexed, Gibraltar, and Capt. J. Crosse, of the 36th Wilts. regt. to accept and wear the insignia of Rev. John Anthony Partridge, A. B. the Spanish Order of San Fernando. Town Barningham R. Norfolk.

Aug. 7. The rank of Major-general Rev. J. Stoddart, M.A. Fellow of Clare Digby Hamilton to be made permanent, Hall, Cambridge, to the mediety of Patin consideration of his having completed, tishall V. Northamptonshire. the 50ih year of his service.

Rev. I. W. Jones, B.A. Of All Souls' Aug. 14. Henry Petrie, esq. appointed College, to Shropton, co. Derby. Keeper of the Records in the Tower.

Rev. c. Wetherell, M. A. Byfield R.

Northamptonshire. MemBERS RETURNED TO PARLIAMENT. Rev. P. Penson, Minor Canon and Pre.

Aug. 7. City of Edinburgh.-The Right centor of Durham Cathedral, St. Oswald's Hon. William Dundas.

V. in that city. Aug. 14. County of Wilts.—John Be. Rev. Francis Thurland, M.A. Chaplain nett, esq. o. Methuen-Chiltern Hundreds. of New College, Oxford, appointed a Mi.

Aug. 21. Borough of Ashburton.- John por Canon of the Cathedral of Durham. Singleton Copley, Serjeant at Law, and Rev. M. Rowlandson, D.D. Monkton, Solicitor-general.

Farleigh R. Wilts.

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS.
Rev. Richard W. Hutchins, B.D. Fel-
low of Magdalen College, Oxford, New
Shoreham V. Sussex.

DISPENSATION. Rev. Wm. Barker, M.A. Rector of Sil. verton, Devon, to hold Broad Clist V, in the same county.

a son.

BI R T HS. June 18. At Florence, Lady Burghersh, of Abingdon, a son.--20. Mrs. Carey,

wife of Dr. Carey, Professor of Languages, July 8. At Stuart Hall (Tyrone), the of West-square, a son.-24. In Charles-sl. Countess of Castlestuart, a dau.-18. At Manchester-square, Lady Ogilby, a son.Stockholm, Viscountess Strangford, a dau. 27. In Welbeck-street, the lady of George --21. At Lausanne, Lady Harriet Hoste, Ormerod, esq. of Chorlton, Cheshire, a son. a son.--23. At Lacock Abbey, Wills, the Births extruordinary.-- At Blackhouse, Lady of J. R. Grosett, esq. a son; her se- near Wiglon, the wife of Mr. D. Clarke, venth child.-29. At Yester, N. B. the of three sons, who are likely to do well.-Marchioness of Tweedale, a dau.

The wife of John Thelwall, Police Officer, Aug: 4. The Countess of Euston, a son. of Liverpool, of one male and two female -4. In Crawford-street, Portman-square, children; the male was born alive, but the wife of Alex. McInnes, esq. ad reg. died soon afterwards. At Yelvertoft, Life Guards, a son.-14. At Highbury- Northamptonshire, the wife of Mr. Chas. place, Mrs. John Morgan, a dau.--19. Humfrey, of three fine boys, who, with In Hertford-street, May-fair, the Countess the mother, are likely to do well.

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MARRIAGES. July 3. Aged 78, Dr. Sam. Graydon, The Rev. G. Cornish, eldest son of G. to Christiana (aged 19), only dau. of Mr. Cornish, esq. of Salcombe Hill, Sidmouth, Rich. Ryan, of Maguire's Bridge, co. to Harriet, second dau, of Sir R. Wilmot, Permanagh. .

bart, of Chaddesden, Gext. Mag, Aug. 1819.

5. At

5. At Koniz, near Beroe, Mark Theo- James Halford, esq. of Piccadilly, and of dore de Morlet, M. 1). to Constance, Laleham, in Middlesex. youngest dau. of the late Sir J. Ingilby, 7. James Armstrong, esq. to Maria bart. of Ripley.

Jane, eldest dau. of Edwin Sandys, esq. 17. At Carlsrbue, the Margrave Leo- both of Kentish Town. pold of Baden, to the Princess Sophia Jas. Buchanan, esq. of Glasgow, to Wilhelmina, dau, of the Ex-King of Swe. Mary Anne, eldest dau. of the late Wm. den, Gustavus IV. and Queen Frederica. Finlason, esq. of St. Elizabeth's, Jamaica.

S. Nicholson, esq. of Rawcliffe, aged Hugo Charles Meynell, esq. of Hoar 80, to Mrs. Norwood, of Cambleford, Cross, Staffordshire, to Georgiana, eldest aged 40.

dau. of F. Pigou, esq. of Hill-street, 19. Mr. Win. Henry Murray, to Miss Berkley-square. Dyke, both of the Theatre Royal, Edin- The Rev. Wm. Claye, of Westthorpe, burgh.

Notts, to Juliana Elizabeth, eldest dau. of 20. Henry Stone, esq. to Margaretta, J, J. C. Bullock, esq. of Harley-street, second dau. of Col. Beaufoy, of Bushey and of Faulkbourn Hall, Essex. Heath.

10. At Thetford, James Steward, esq. of 21. Major Orr, Royal Fusileers, to Sa- Yarmouth, to Sarah, only dau, of Daniel rah, eldest dau. of Spencer Boyd, esq. of Sewell, esq. of the Abbey, Thetford. Pinkill, Ayrshire.

Jas. Macdonald, esq. M. P. eldest son 22. Henry Duncan Twysden, esq. R.N. of Sir Archibald Macdonald, to the Lady to Mary, third dau. of Sir Wm. Twysden, Sophia Keppel, eldest dau, of the Earl of bart.

Albemarle. 24. The Hon. Capt. Perceval, R. N. Lieut.-col, Hon. Jas. H. Keith Stewart, eldest son of Lord Arden, to the eldest M. P. (brother of the Earl of Galloway), dau. of J. Hornby, esq. of Titchfield. to Henrietta Anne, second dau, of the

26. Thos. Tyringham Bernard, esq. to Rev. Spencer Madan, D.D. Sophia Charlotte, dau. of the late Sir Da. Lieut..col. Steele, Coldstream Guards, vid Williams, bart. of Sarratt, Herts. to Lady Elizabeth Montague, daughter of

29. The Rev. H. E. Graham, of Hendon, the Duke of Manchester. to Elizabeth, eldest dau. of Sir George 11. A. Carrick, M.D. of Clifton, to CaLeeds, bart.

roline, youngest dau. of Rob. Tudway, 31. Sir Wm. Leeds, bart. of Croxton

esq. of Wells, and sister of J. P. Tudway, Park, Cambridgeshire, to Eleanor, second esq. M.P. for that city. dau. of Owsley Rowley, esq. of the Priory, 12. At Ipswich, Mr. John Leggatt, of St. Neot's.

Bucklersbury, London, to Martha Leggatt, Lately.' Lieut. col. Gregory, 44th reg. youngest dau. of Mr. Marston, Ipswich. to Harriet, third dau. of J. Helsham, esq. The Earl of Roseberry, to Hon, Miss of Kilkenny.

Anson, sister of the Right Hon. Lord VisAug. 2. John Meares, esq. of Easting, count Anson, and grand-daughter of T. ton, to Charlotte, eldest dau. of Sir John W. Coke, esq. of Holkham Hall, M.P. for Owen, bart. of Orielton, both in Pem- Norfolk. brokeshire.

16. Octavius Henry, fourth son of Wm. 3. Walter, eldest son of Rich. Long, Smith, esq. M. P. to Jane, dau. of T. V. esq. late M.P. for Wilts, to Mary Anne, Cooke, esq. of Hertford-street, May Fair. second dau. of Right Hon. Archibald Col- 17. Jos. Phelps, esq. of the island of quhoun, Lord Register of Scotland. Madeira, to Elizabeth, youngest dau. of

John Stracey, esq. of Sprowston Lodge, Capt. Dickenson, R. N. of Bramblebury, fourth son of Sir Edward Stracey, bart. of Woolwich. Rackheath Hall, Norfolk, to Emma, 18. W. Day, esq. of Mayfield, and Bra. youngest dau. of Christopher Clitherow, zen-nose College, to Caroline, eldest dau. esq. of Bird's Place, Herts.

of the late Dr. Johu Grindlay. Sir H. R. Calder, bart. of Park House, 19. T. W. Leech, esq. of E. I. C. Naval Kent, to Lady Frances Selina Pery, third Service, to Selina Charlotte, second dau. dau, of the Earl of Limerick.

of Wm. Toosey, esq. of Bencoolen. 4. A. Green, esq. of Hackney, to Mar. 24. Henry R. Pearson, esq. of Goldengaretta, fifth dau. of the late N. de St.

square, to Anue, eldest dau. of Thomas Croix, esq. of Homerton.

Harris, esq. 5. The Earl of Uxbridge, son of the S. Lovat, esq. of the Middle Temple, Marquis of Anglesea, to Miss E. Camp. to Frances, youngest dau, of the late John bell, second dau, of the late John Camp- Batt, esq. of Moditonha Cornwall, bell, esq. of Shawfield, and piece to the 25. John Callaghan, esq. of Teddington, Duke of Argyle.

to Grace Elizabeth, eldest dau. of Mat. Thomas Trayton Fuller Elliott Drake, Gosset, esq. of Twickenham (Viscount of esq. of Nuttwell-court, and of Buckland- 'the island of Jersey), and grand-daughter Monachorum, Devon, nephew of the late of the late Sir Thos. Frankland, bart. of Lord Heathfield, to Eleanor, only dau. of Thirkleby, Yorkshire,

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OBITUARY,

Dr. John Porter, Bishop of Clocher. ope were not told who he is, I believe one

This eminent Prelate (who died July would have no difficulty in discovering 27,) was formerly Fellow, and sometime him to be a great man. The gravity of Tutor of Trinity College, Cambridge; his years the sweet unassuming gentle. where he took the degrees of A. B. 1773; ness of his behaviour and the calm way A. M. 1776; S. T. P. per Lit. Reg. 1792. in which he gives utterance to thoughts,

Having been nominated one of the about which almost any other person Chaplains to Earl Camden, when that would have made so much bustle-every Nobleman repaired to Ireland as Viceroy, thing about the appearance and manuers he was speedily nominated to a Bishop- of this serene and venerable old man, has rick. Accordingly, on the translation of left a feeling of quiet, respectful, and affecDr. Law from Killaloe to the See of El. tionate admiration upon my mind.” pbin, in 1795, he was nominated successor to that Prelate; and in the course of James Forbes, Esq. F. R. S. the succeeding year was himself traps. Aug. 1. At Aix-la-Chapelle, James lated to Clogher.

Forbes, esq. of Stanmore, Middlesex, and The Bishop died intestate; he has left of Albermarle-street, Fellow of the Royal * property to the amount of 240,0001. and Antiquarian Societies, and Member of

the Arcadian Society at Rome. DR. JAMES PLAYFAIR.

He was a lineal descendant of the Earls James Playfair, D.D. F. R. S. F. A. S. of Granard, and was born in London in Edinb. (whose death we announced in

1749. Having obtained an appointment our last Supplement, p. 655,) was born

as a Writer to Bombay, be left England in the parish of Bendochie, in the county before he had attained bis 16th year; and of Angus, about the year 1740. After with a little knowledge of drawing, and an the common course of education he went ardent desire to explore foreign countries, to St. Andrew's, where he studied with he travelled near 20 years in different great diligence, and was licensed as a

parts of Asia, Africa, and America, en. Preacher by the Presbytery, of Meigle. deavouring to investigate the manners and He was next presented to the living of customs of the inhabitants, to study the New Tile by Mr. Stewart Mackenzie, af

natural history, and delineate the prio. ter which he obtained that of Meigle, near

cipal places and picturesque scenes in the seat of the same gentleman. This na

the various regions he visited. To these turally introduced him to the patronage of he added the costume of the natives; and the family of Bute, which led to his ap

coloured drawings of the birds, fish, in pointment as Principal of the United Col- sects, fruits, flowers, and vegetables, lege of St. Salvador and St. Leonard, in

found in such an infioite variety in those the University of St. Andrew's. He was the

distant climes. During that period he author of a laborious and valuable Sys- resided four years among the Brahmins, tem of Chronology, comprised in eight in Hindostan, at a distance from the parts, fol. 1784.

European settlements, where he had an He was the father of Dr. John Playfair, excellent opportunity of observing the the lamented Professor of Mathematics lives and tenets of that singular tribe. at Edinburgb; whose death we announced

His drawings and accompanying descripin our last, p. 87.-In “ Peter's Letters tions, during these travels, fill 150 folio to his Kinsfolk,” recently published, we find volumes, containing upwards of 52,000 the following notice, of Mr. Professor Play- pages, the work of his own hand. fair.

After having filled early in life several “ Mr. P. was the only other person

honourable and important stations in difwhose conversation made any very strik

ferent parts of India, be returned in 1784, ing impression on me--but, indeed, this

to enjoy the sweets of domestic life and migbt well be the case, without the least retirement at his mansion at Stanmore-hill. reflection on the talents of those present.

He married in 1788, Rosee Gaylard, This gentleman's mode of talking is just daughter of Joseph Gaylard, esq. of Stanas different as possible from his friend's

more, by whom he has issue one daugh(Professor Leslie); it is quietly, simply, ter, married in 1809 to the Comte de Monunaffectedly sensible, and that is all one

talembert, Minister from France to Wirthinks of it at first but by degrees he temberg. His hours of leisure were past says things, which, although at the mo. in vast literary labours--social affection, ment he utters them they do not produce and genuine hospitality, in the bosom of any very startling effect, they have the

a family and numerous circle of friends, power to keep one musing on them for a long time after he stops; so that even if * Elected F. R. S. in March 1803.

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