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An Extraordinary Gazette, published this day, announced the defeat of the American forces, in a second attempt to invade Upper Canada. This brilliant victory, we regret to observe, was clouded by the death of Maj.-gen. Sir Isaac Brock, who fell gloriously in the field of battle. Nine hundred of the American army, and their commander, Brig.-gen. Wadsworth, surrendered themselves to Major-gen. Sheaffe.
Vauxhall Bridge is at last contracted for, and again begun upon. Col. Baynton, in conjunction with Mr. Grillier, has undertaken to complete it, in two years, for 75,000l. One pier is already laid. All the upper parts of the bridge are to be of cast-iron.
The Parish Registers (with which every parish and chapelry in England will be furnished before the first of January next) consist of 36,000 volumes, and the paper employed in printing them amounts to 3000 reams.
An issue has been made from the Bank of new 3s. and 1s. 6d. pieces. They are much better executed than the other Bank Tokens in circulation. The head is more prominent, and will require considerable force and power to make the impression.
The Commissioners for his Majesty's Land Revenue have at length given notice of their intention to apply to Parliament this Session for an Act to enable them to make the new street from Carlton house to Portland-place. The street is to be 100. feet wide, and its middle in a right line. from the entrance to the Grand Hall of Carlton-house to Piccadilly, where there is to be a small Circus; from thence it goes Northward into a square on the site of Mary-le-bone-street, Brewer-street, &c.; it then leads on North-westward to the top of King-street and Swallow-street, and then in a right line to Portland-place. The improvement likewise embraces a street from the East end of Pall-mall to St. Martin's Church, a square in the King's Mews, the opening. of Jermyn-street at each end, Charles-street into the Haymarket, and King-st. into St. James's-st.
The Building Committee of the, City of London have marked out the ground for the new square intended to be built in Moorfields; and this extensive work is ordered to be carried into immediate exeeution.
The Crown Leases having fallen in throughout the city of Westminster, renewals are now granting by the Lords of the Treasury, so as to increase the revenue of these Crown Estates more than 100,0007,
per annum, exclusive of the customary fines on renewal.
A magnificent monument, in honour of Lord Nelson, has been erected in one of the squares of Greenwich Hospital. The statue of the hero is in a recumbent position, and surrounded by emblematic figures of the United Countries mourning his loss, and a great number of rich corresponding ornaments and devices.
The Committee appointed to conduct the subscription for the relief of the British Prisoners in France have published a Report, by which it appears, that the number of those unfortunate persons amounts to above 15,000.
The Twelfth Report of the Committee of Public Expenditure presents no new peculation or default of enormous amount, but it explains the existing conditions of some of the old ones.--It appears that there remains due on Goldsmid's account 233,329%. 9s. 2d.; on Mr. Barrow's 5000l.; on Mr. Hunt's, 89,8771., and on Mr. Chinnery's, nearly 80,0007.; Mr. Steele's remains as before. In the outstanding accounts of the Barracks and Board of Works in Ireland, under the direction of Lord Tyrawley, there is a deficiency of 1,835,234 from 1796 to 1803; since which period notwithstanding the most urgent represent, ations, his Lordship had not brought the account to audit. It was however pro mised by the 1st of July, 1812.
An account of the reduction of the Na tional Debt from the 1st of August, 1786, to the 1st of August, 1812: Redeemed by Sinking Fund £199,763,420 Transferred by Land Tax redeemed
Ditto by Life Annuities purchased
On Account of Gr. Britain £225,708,835-
The sum to be expended in the ensuing Quarter is 3,030,513. 2s. 14d.
SCALE-shewing the average rate which may be obtained by investing 100%. sterling in Government Life Annuities, when the 3 per cents. are at the two following prices :
On a single
60 and under
Tables of the Rates for all ages above 35, adapted to prices of Stock between 50 and 60, are delivering, gratis.
THEATRICAL REGISTER. COVENT GARDEN THEATRE. Nov. 20. Love, Law, and Physic, a Farce; from the pen of Mr. Kenney.
Whitehall, Oct. 21. Sir Rupert George, bart. James Bowen, esq. Hon. John Douglas, John Harness, Doctor in Physic, Hon. Courtenay Boyle, and Wm. Boothby, esq. Commissioners for Transport Service, &c.
Whitehall,, Nov. 3. The Prince Regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, to grant the dignity of a Baronet of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to the following gentlemen respectively, and the heirs male of their body lawfully begotten, viz. -William Congreve, of Walton, Staffordshire, esq. Lieut.-gen. in the army, and Col. in the Royal Regiment of Artillery -William Payne, esq. Lieut.-gen, in the army, and Col, of the 23d Regiment of Light Dragoons-Albemarle Bertie, esq. Vice-admiral of the Red Squadron of his Majesty's Fleet-Sir Henry Russell, knt. Chief Justice of Bengal-Sir Ewen Baillie, of Portman-square, in the county of Middlesex, kut. Major-gen. in the army, and late Provisional Commander of the Forces at Bengal-Barry Close, esq. Major-gen. in the service of the East India Company -Right Hon. Claudius Stephen Hunter, Lord Mayor of London-Frederick John Falkiner, of Abbotstown, in the county of Dublin, esq. with remainder to his nephew, John Crosbie, of Killarney, esq. -Benjamin Hobhouse, of Chantry-house, in the county of Wilts, and Westburycollege, in the county of Gloucester, esq. -Stewart Bruce, of the city of Dublin, esq.-John Owen, of Orielton, in the county of Pembroke, esq.-Jahleel Brenton, esq. Post Captain in the Royal Navy Rev. Henry Bate Dudley, of Sloane Street, Chelsea, in the county of Middlesex, and of Kilscoran-house, in the county of Wexford, Doctor of Laws, and Chancellor of the Diocese of Ferns-Gilbert Blane, of Blanefield, in the county of Ayr, and of Culverlands, in the county of Berks, Doctor of Physic, and one of the Physicians in Ordinary to his Royal Highness, the Prince Regent-John Lister Kaye, of Grange, in the county of York, esq.-Sir Charles Ormsbie, of the City of Dublin, knt.-Eneas Mackintosh, of Mackintosh in the shire of Inverness, esq.-George William Leeds, of Croxton Park, in the county of Cambridge, esq.-William Knighton, of Hanover-square, in the county of Middlesex, Doctor of Physic, and one of the Physicians in Ordinary to his Royal Highness the Prince Regent -George Jackson, of Forkhillan, in the county of Armagh, esq.-Everard Home,
of Well Manor Farm, in the county of Southampton, esq. Serjeant Surgeon to his Majesty-Edward Kennedy, of Johnstown Mount Kennedy, in the county of Waterford, esq.-Richard Nagle, of Jamestown House, and Castle Donore, in the county of Westmeath, esq.-James Caleb Anderson, of Fermoy, in the county of Cork, esq,-James Galbraith, of Shapevalley, in the county of Donegal, esq.
Carlton-house, Nov. 3. Pickstan James, esq. M. D. one of the Physicians Extraordinary to the Prince Regent.
Whitehall, Nov. 10. Sir Richard Fletcher, knt. Lt.-col in the Royal Engineers, and chief engineer with the Army in Spain and Portugal, a Baronet of the United Kingdom.
Rev. John Davie, D. D. Master of Sydney-Sussex College, Cambridge, ViceChancellor of the University.
James Boswell, M. A. of Brasenose Col lege, and barrister of law, Fellow of Common Law, on the foundation of Charles Viner, esq.
Messrs. Henry Raeburn, Edward Bird, William Westall, and Alfred Edward Chalon, Associates of the Royal Academy.
Rev. W. Preston, Bilton prebend, in York Cathedral, vice Dr. Law, Bp. of Chester.
Rev. Mr. Randolph (son of the Bishop of London), Much Hadham R. Herts, vice Hamilton, deceased.
Rev. C. Fewtrell, Middleton Scriven R. vice Rowley, deceased.
Rev. B. Davies, vicar of Stalesfield, Kent, to the Living of Newchurch, vice Stoddart, deccased.
Rev. Joseph Langley Mills, Chaplain to the Forces in the Peninsula.
Rev. Sheldon Jodrell, B. A, Saxlingham with Sharington R. Norfolk.
Rev. Bernard Smith, Great Ponton R Linc.
Sept. 29. At Palermo, the Right Hon. Lady Montgomerie, a son.
Oct. 16. At Muncaster Castle, Scotland, Lady Lindsay, a son.
Oct. 18. At Guernsey, the wife of Major Young, of the 97th, or Queen's own regiment, a sou
Oct. 28. At Wanstead, the wife of T. Curtis, esq. a daughter.
Oct. 29. In Grosvenor-square, the wife of Edward Hartopp, esq. of Dalby House, co. Leicester, a sou.
At Whitchurch, co. Hereford, the wife of A. G. Hesilrige, esq. of Noseley-hall, co. Leicester, a son and heir,
Lately, In Hertford-street, Lady H. Fitzroy, a daughter.
In Berkeley-square, the lady of the Hon. Lawrence Sullivan, a son.
In Soho-square, the wife of M. White, esq. M. P. a son, being her 15th child. The wife of Dr. Dickson, Physician to the Fleet, a daughter.
At Montreal, Kent, the seat of her brother, Lord Amherst, the wife of John Hale, esq. deputy paymaster-general at Quebec, a son.
At Grove-place, Hants, the wife of Major-general Oswald, a daughter.
At Banskfee-house, co. Gloucester, the wife of M. B. Hicks Beach, esq. a dau. At Brighton, the lady of General Sir Robert Wilson, a son.
At Killerton, the lady of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, bart. a son.
At Castlemartyr, Ireland, the Countess of Shannon, a daughter.
Nov. 6. In Hertford-street, the Countess of Clonmell, a daughter.
The wife of John Simpson, esq. of Fairlawn, Kent, a son and heir.
Nov. 8. At Viscount Curzon's, Daviesstreet, the lady of the Hon. Robert Curzon,
Nov. 9. Mrs. Joseph Buckler, of Newman-street, a son and heir.
Nov. 13. In Little Stanhope-street, the wife of Lieut.-col. Edwards, a son.
In King's Arms yard, the wife of John Thornton, esq. a daughter.
Sept. 30. At Paris (according to the forms of the Churches of England and Rome), the Baron Mourin, general of brigade, to the daughter of the late Martin Martin, esq. of Lockasog, N. B.
Oct. 20. At Gibraltar, Viscount Malpas, eldest son of the Earl of Cholmondeley, to Caroline, second daughter of his Excellency Lieut.-gen. Campbell, Lieutenantgovernor.
Oct. 22. At Bonnington Lodge, Scotland, Lieut.-col. Napier, 52d reg. to Margaret, daughter of J. Craig, esq.
At Templemore, Antrim, D. J. Webb, esq. to the Hon. Miss Monck, sister of Viscount Monck.
Francis Magan, esq. of Streamstown, Westmeath, eldest son of T. M. esq. of Emo, to Margaret Strong Hussey, eldest daughter of Gerald Strong H. esq. of Westown, co. Dublin.
Oct. 24. At Chelsea, S. Wall, esq. Lieut.colonel of the Worcester local militia, to Eliza, youngest daughter and coheiress of the late J. Binns, esq. banker, Leeds.
Rey, G. Wheeler, of Staple Ashton, Wilts, to Margaret, second daughter of the late C, Domville, esq. of Santry-house, co. Dublin.
Oct. 30. James Davison, esq. of Chiswick, to Miss Duncan, of Drury-lane Theatre,
Lately, Dr. Robinson, of Finsbury-place, to Eliza, daughter of the late Benj. Good, esq. of Worcester.
Capt. Welby, 2d Life guards, son of Sir Wm. W. bart. to Mrs. Penton, widow of the late Henry P. esq. formerly M. P. for Winchester, &c.
Capt. J. Pits, 43d reg. to the eldest daughter of J. Phillips, esq. vice-consul at Belem, Rev. J. C. Townshend, rector of Alkerton, Oxon. to Miss Young.
Rev. T. Belgrave, rector of North Kil. worth, co. Leicester, to Maria, widow of the late J. H. Holmes, esq. and daughter of Rev. Chas. Chambers, rector of South Kilworth.
Geo. Keene, esq. of Stafford, to Sarah, daughter of the late Archibald Campbell, esq. M. D.
T. Waring, esq. of Edwardstone grove, to the only daughter of J. Hanmer, esq. of Holbrook-hall, Suffolk.
At Dublin, Sir Harcourt Lees, bart. to Sophia, daughter of the late Col. Lyster, of Grange, co. Roscommon.
Nov. 2. At Gibraltar, A. W. Court, of Mogadore, to Mrs. Spence, widow of the late T. S. esq. of H. M. S. San Juan.
At Hastings, T. E. M. Turton, esq. only son of Sir T. T. bart. to Louisa, second daughter of Major-gen. Browne, of the Sussex district.
No. 4. Tho. Chas. Hornyold, esq. of Hanley Castle, son of Thomas H. esq. of Blackmore-park, co, Worcester, to Brid get Mary, youngest daughter of John Webbe Weston, esq. Sutton-place, Surrey.
Nov. 7. Win. Irving, esq. of Great George-street, Westminster, to Sarah, only daughter of Richard Burlton, esq. of Leominster, co. Hereford.
At Clapham, Major Fyers, R. A. to Frances, fourth daughter of J. Bolland, esq. of Clapham.
Major N. Cameron, 79th, or Cameron Highlanders, to Lætitia Pryce, only daugh ter of Rev. J. P. Curry, of St. Brides, co, Pembroke.
Nov. 9. At Edinburgh, the Hon, Adole phus Tournour, to Jessie, second daugh, ter of F. Dewar, esq.
At Landilo, J. Hensleigh Allen, esq. of Cresselly, co. Pembroke, to Gertrude, youngest daughter of Lord Robert Seymour, of Jaltaris.
Nov. 10. J. M. Lloyd, esq. M. P. for Steyning, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Rev. Colston Carr, of Ealing.
At Daresbury, Cheshire, Rev. Peter Leigh, rector of a Mediety of Lymm, to Mary, youngest daughter of Rev. Dr. Blackburne, warden of the Collegiate church, Manchester.
Nov. 19. At St. George's, Hanoversquare, Lieut.-col. Warre, aid-de-camp to Sir W. C. Beresford, to Selina Anne, youngest daughter of the late C. T. Ma ling, esq.
Mr. URBAN, Toddenham, Oct. 15. It is a melancholy reflection, that "the righteous die, and few lay it to heart." I am led to this reflection by the recent death of the late Mrs. Ingram, of Little Wolford, Warwickshire; a venerable and most respectable old lady. I have no fondness for extravagant eulogies on the dead; nor have I any taste or talent for modern panegyrick. On the contrary, I have on some occasions been compelled to sigh-"Oh! how mis-stated on their flattering tombs!"-In justice, however, to Mrs. Ingram, whom I have had the honour of personally knowing, and in grateful remembrance of the kind and polite attentions which she has repeatedly shewn me, I feel inclined to offer my humble aid, in embalming her memory in your pages, by giving you a brief description of a few traits of her amiable character.-Mrs. Ingram was a woman of superior and refined understanding; polished by education and an intimate intercourse with the higher ranks. Her penetrating mind was stored with a general knowledge of men and books; and her manners were elegant and accomplished. She conversed with ease, good sense, and pleasantness,on various subjects. She was affable and condescending to her inferiors; kind and charitable to the poor; and a generous landlady to her tenants. She loved society to her very heart: and it evidently appeared to be her happy element. Nevertheless, although she was so well calculated for the happiness and duties of social life, yet a mysterious and inscrutable Providence appointed her a different station, namely, that of a single life. Mrs. Ingram was never married; but the propriety and rectitude of her conduct have made her a high honour to the vestal
I have been informed, that, once in her youth, she was on the eve of marriage, and every preparation made for the blissful union-when the object of her affection was suddenly snatched from her; not by a rival beauty, but by the Tyrant Death! So that if she was not the happy, nor "the mourning bride," she was, doubtless, the mourning virgin. But I do not youch for the authenticity of this anecdote: I give it as I received it; from no official source. Mrs. Ingram died on the 5th inst. in the 75th year of her age, after a very short illness, while on a visit at her brotherin-law's, Michael Wodhull, esq. at Thenford; and on Monday last, she was buried in the chancel at Church or Great Wolford, where a long race of her antient and highly-respectable family are interred. The corpse was conveyed in a hearse, attended by a mourning coach to her own door; where her tenants, &c. were waiting to follow, with affectionate regret, their beloved
friend and amiable Mistress to her last home! Eight poor men, cloathed in mourn ing by the direction of the deceased, had the mournful honour of carrying her from the church-yard to her silent grave !-The funeral service was read by the Rev. Gilbert Malcolm, the new rector of Toddenham, who, if I am not much mistaken, will prove a solid ornament to the Church of England, and a blessing to this village in particular. ANNE CLARKE,
Jan....At Batavia, a victim to the unhealthiness of the climate, aged 27, Mr. T. Morley, youngest son of the late Mr. David Hatton Morley, of Cockspur-street.
Feb....On board H. M. ship Samarang, in the East Indies, in his 22d year, Lieu tenant G. Cunningham, R. N. son of the late Sir W. C. bart. of Robertland.
March 12. At Samarang, in the Island of Java, Billington Loftie, esq. surgeon, son of the late Rev. J. L. of Canterbury.
April 30. Drowned whilst bathing, at Vizagapatam, in his 21st year, W. P. Larking, esq. having been two years in the East-India Company's civil service, on the Madras establishment.
Early in the spring, at Java, a sacri fice to the pernicious climate of that country, Capt. Thomas Englestone, R. N. commander of H. M. ship Procris, a deserving young officer.
May 8. At Calcutta, (at J. Palmer's, esq.) J. Barton, esq, of the East-India Company's service.
June 11. On his passage from Calcutta to Madras, Charles Whalley, esq,
June... On the Madras establishment, Lieut. Thomas Ivie, 25th reg. Native infantry, youngest son of the late John L. esq. of Glastonbury, Somerset.
July 22. At the battle of Salamanca, Lieut. col. Barlow. The Prince Regent, in addition to the usual pension, has settled 250l. per annum on his widow. Sept. 16. At Salamanca, Lieut. A. Thompson, 27th foot.
Sept. 21. At Bologna, M. Zambeccari. He had, accompanied by a friend, ascendet in a balloon, which on its descent became entangled in the branches of a high tree, and before it could be disengaged, caught fire. The two aëronauts leaped out, and M. Z. was killed on the spot. M. Bonoga, his friend, survived, though some of his limbs were broken.
At Manheim, Bittorf, the mechanician. He ascended in a balloon, and perceived, when too late, that it was damaged, and had no other resource than to open the valve. The balloon descended with extreme velocity; the inflammable matter took fire; the shreds of the balloon fell upon Bittorf's head and breast, which were much burnt. Suddenly the crazy vehicle
vehicle struck on the roof of a house, from which he was precipitated, and died the next day in great agony.
Sept. 23. At Arolsen, in his 68th year, the Prince of Waldeck.!
Sept. 26. At New York, of a dropsy, in his 37th year, Mr. George Frederick Cooke, the celebrated Tragedian. Cooke was born at Berwick-upon-Tweed, and brought up as a printer; but, having been induced to play Horatio in Hamlet, the approbation he received induced him to give up his profession, and apply himself to the stage. His first appearance was at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, in the character of Castalio, for the benefit of Mrs. Massey, the wife of Mr. M. who was one of the famous club of that period, called "Choice Spirits," an association with George Alexander Stevens, Ned Shuter, Harry Howard, Mr. Rooker, &c. In 1794, he was engaged by Mr. Daly, then the manager of the Dublin Theatre, to lead the business of the Theatre, at a very considerable salary. In 1797, he was re-engaged by Mr. Jones, the succeeding manager, for three years, at an advanced salary. On the termination of this treaty, he was invited to Covent-garden Theatre by Mr. Harris, sen. where be made his first appearance Oct. 31, 1800, in Richard the Third; and his reception by a London audience was so enthusias tically expressed, that Mr. Harris not only increased his arranged salary, but gave him a benefit free of all expence. Nor was this generosity upon the part of Mr. H. unduly appreciated by Mr. Cooke, as it was his habit to fill a bumper to the health and felicity of that respectable gentleman, in those moments of intemperance, when the cunning of the heart has no influence over the language of the tongue. Mr. Cooke married, a few years age, a lady of respectable family; which terminated unhappily, as might be expected, from his dissolute habits. Not long afterwards, he accepted an invitation to America, where he married a second time; and exhibited his theatrical talents at the principal theatres, at New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Charleston. His remains were followed to the grave not only by his theatrical, brethren, but by many respectable inhabitants of the city. As an actor, his merits and defects are too well known to require any particular comment. It may, however, be observed, that altogether his talents were confined, and such as hardly justified the popularity which attended him. He was very deficient in taste, and wholly devoid, of grace. In characters drawn with energy, and which required bitter sarcasm in the detail, he was very successful, as was evident in his Sir Archy and Sir Pertinax, in which he displayed
strong humour, as well as precision in the dialect. Indeed, it is hardly enough to say that he was devoid of grace, as his action was remarkable for peculiarity, and a rough disregard of all elegance and dignity of demeanour. However, he was an original performer. The merit be possessed was founded on observation and experience, and his acting displayed, in parts suitable to his abilities and habits, a vigorous spirit and accuracy that gave the energy of nature to his performances. Altogether, he possessed a considerable share of merit; and it will be a very difficult matter to fill the space which he has left in the theatrical world.
Oct. 2. Miss Sarah Withycombe, of Marshwood, Somerset; and on the same day her nephew, the only son of Mr. Gibbs, of West Bagborough.
At Ludlow, Edward Holland Hamilton, youngest son of the Hon. Mr. and Mrs. H. At St. Helier's, Isle of Jersey, James Amice Lempriere, esq.
At Burgos, in consequence of wounds received at the siege of the castle of Burgos, Capt. Donald Williamson, 42d reg. foot, eldest son of Lieut.-col. W. of Banniskirk, inspecting field-officer of volunteers for the Northern district. A few days before his death, by the recommendation of Marquis Wellington, the Prince Regent conferred upon him the brevet rank of major.. He did not survive long enough to be informed of this gratifying proof of the estimation in which his conduct and services were held. The Colonel's only other son, Capt. W. of the 94th, fell at the head of the grenadiers of that regiment, in the storming of Ciudad Rodrigo, ou the 19th of Januarya last.
Killed by a grape-shot, in attempting to save one of the last Baltic convoy that had been driven ashore on the Island of Langland, in the Great Belt, Mr. Wm. Neales, midshipman of H. M. ship Cres. cent, son of Mr. W. N. of Plymouth. He had handsomely volunteered on this service; and finding it impossible to get the ship off, had succeeded in setting her on fire; but, as he was pushing off with his brave comrades, the Enemy brought down several field-pieces, by the fire of which he and four others lost their lives.
Oct. 3. Aged 46, Catharine, wife of Mr. R. H. Kendall, formerly of Ludgate
In Kennington-lane, Surrey, in his 71st year, Mr. Isaac Grigg, father of Mr. F. H. G. Bristol: a man whose strict integrity, general benevolence and affability, ensured him very general esteem.
At Stratton Park, Hants, Mary, eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Bariug, bart. and niece of Alexander Baring M. P.
At Froyle, Mrs. Watkins, relict of the late Rev. Geo. W.