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the bar, charged with having riotously and feloniously assembled, on the 30th of October, and demolished his Majesty's gaol and the house of the governor. After a long trial, which continued two days, the jury brought in a verdict of guilty against all the prisoners, with the exception of Williams, who was declared not guilty.Thomas Evans Bendall, aged 19, and James Simms, aged 18, were also found guilty of having destroyed by fire a palace belonging to the Bishop of Bristol. On the 6th, Michael Sullivan, Tho. Gregory, Cornelius Hickey, John Snooks, Wm. Reynolds, and Rich. Vines, were found guilty of demolishing houses. On the 7th, Geo. Andrews, Pat. Baruett, Benj. Broad, Stephen Gaisford, and Timothy Collins, were found guilty of demolishing houses. Captain Lewis was also put upon his trial for killing and slaying a little boy, named Tho. Morris, by shooting him with a pistol, but acquitted. The labours of the Commission terminated this day. Eighty-one offenders had been convicted; five of whom were left for execution, and nineteen were to be transported for life. Several of the others were sentenced to transportation for seven years, and the rest to various terms of imprisonment. On the 27th instant, four of the convicts (Davis, Clarke, Kayes, and Gregory,) were executed in front of the new gaol, amidst a vast assemblage of people.
Jan. 6. The Nottingham Special Commission commenced with the trial of Geo. Beck, who was found guilty of being concerned in burning the silk mill at Beeston, belonging to Mr. Lowe, whereby property amounting to 14,000l. was destroyed. The next day, Geo. Hearsou, Tho. Shelton, and John Armstrong were found guilty of participating in the above outrage. The 11th, Chas. Burkins, Val. Marshall, and Tho. Whittaker were tried and found guilty of setting fire, on the 10th of Oct. to the dwellinghouse of J. Musters, esq. of Colwich-hill, the gentleman who married Miss Chaworth of Annesley, celebrated as being the object of Lord Byron's earliest attachment. Sentence of death was passed on five of the condemned, and on four others death has been recorded.
Jan. 14. A most destructive fire broke out this morning at Glasgow, by which a court of three sides, (Queen's-court,) of great extent, occupied chiefly as warehouses, was burnt to the ground. The value of the property destroyed is estimated at 150,000l. Unhappily two lives were lost. Mr. D. N. Penman, a promising young man, about 22 years of age, fell a victim in endeavouring to save property from the shop of his father, Mr. Penman, bookseller; and a fireman was killed by falling from a ladder upon the spikes of an iron railing.
The Cholera.-The following is a chronicled synopsis of the progress and effects of this pestilent disease. On the 2d Dec. last,
the Cholera (from Sunderland) made its first appearance at Newcastle; and on the 23d at Haddington in Scotland. On the 25th, the disease broke out with great violence at Gateshead, which is merely separated from Newcastle by a bridge over the Tyne. So rapid was its progress, that on the 26th, there were reported 89 cases, 10 of which were fatal. On the 27th there were 59 new cases, and 82 deaths; besides 48 cases in Newcastle. At the same time three deaths were reported at Houghton-le-Spring, and three at Hartley. The disease has gradually extended itself to the neighbouring villages and townships during the month of January; and on the 24th, according to of ficial reports, the cases stood thus:-Remaining at Sunderland 2; total, since commencement of the disease, 586; deaths 202: --at Newcastle 72; total 837; deaths 260: -at Gateshead 5; total 386; deaths 188:— at N. Shields and Tynemouth 17; tutal 97; deaths 87-at S. Shields and Hepburn Colliery 2; total 6; deaths 2-at Newburn 21-at Wallsend 4 :-at Killingworth 2; dead 1 :-at Hellon 52; total 276; deaths 59-at Haddington and vicinity, N.B. 4; total 54; deaths 24 :-at Tranent, N.B. 26; total 49; deaths 20-at Musselburgh, N.B. 46; total 81; deaths 29. Totals from places where the disease has ceased 317; deaths 108. Total from commencement of the disease 2322; deaths 771.
LONDON AND ITS VICINITY. Jan. 7. The new Stage Coach Act came into operation, which lately passed through parliament, for the avowed purpose of allowing the omnibuses and short stages to take up and set down passengers in the streets, for the accommodation of the public, who would then be able to ride a long distance for the moderate charge of from 6d. to 1s. Under the old act of parliament, any stagecoach driver taking up a passenger in the streets, and setting him down in the streets, was liable to a penalty of not less than 51.
Jan. 10. The inhabitants of Greenwich were amused by a man walking under the surface of the water in the Thames, immediately opposite the Royal Hospital. A craft was moored off the stairs, to which was affixed a ladder, down the steps of which the exhibitor descended into the water. He was dressed in a manner so as to exclude the water from penetrating, and upon his head he wore a sort of helmet, which covered his face, and in which there were two small bull's-eyes, whereby he was enabled to see. During the exhibition he remained under water nearly twenty minutes.
Jan. 11. The new Court of Bankruptcy was opened. Until some more convenient place is appointed, the Court will hold its sittings, by favour of the Speaker of the House of Commons, in the Committee Room No. 12. The four Judges took their seats
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in the following order: on the right of Chief Justice Erskine, Mr. Justice Pell; ou his left, Mr. Justice Cross and Mr. Justice Rose.
Jan. 17. The annual meeting of the proprietors of stock in St. Katharine Dock Company, was held at the Dock House, Tower-hill, for the purpose of declaring a dividend, and on other affairs; Thomas Tooke, Esq. in the chair. From the returns made relative to the trade, it appeared that in 1880 the number of vessels that had entered the St. Katharine Docks was 893, comprising an aggregate tonnage of 141,771 tons, but that in the last year, 1,089 vessels had entered the docks, of the tonnage of 177,248 tons, making an increase in the trade of 196 ships, and 35,477 tons. From the general details of the business of the docks, it appeared that in the last year there had heen an increase above the Pool of 372 ships, and 70,796 tons. The earnings of the St. Katherine Docks, in the last halfyear, had been above 40,000l. A dividend of one and a half per cent was agreed to, and the meeting adjourned.
Jan. 24. A general meeting of the members of the Law Institution was held at their new building in Chancery-lane, for the acceptance of the charter of incorporation recently granted in their favour to Messrs. Adlington, Brundrett, Frere, and W. Tooke. The latter gentleman was called to the chair, and prefaced the reading of the charter by observing, that they were assembled on occasion of the most interesting and at the same time gratifying event which could occur to them in their professional capacity -to receive and accept his Majesty's Charter of Incorporation, who had thus graciously granted his royal sanction to their undertaking, and to the useful purposes to which the building was devoted. Their predecessors
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frequently adverted to the importance of that object, which they considered as unattainable, but which it had been the good fortune of the Managers of this Institution to achieve. It would be a waste of that most precious of all commodities, time, to insist upon what they were all equally, if not better, able to appreciate than himself, the value of the boon conferred. He should, therefore, only observe, that their profession had thus for the first time obtained a permanent local habitation and a corporate name; it should be their care, as it was their duty, so to occupy and employ the one as to redound to the credit of the other. The charter was then read, and the following resolutions unanimously agreed to :
That his Majesty's royal charter as now read be accepted. That the thanks of the Incorporated Law Society be offered to Mr. Tooke for his zealous and successful assistance iu obtaining his Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation, and for his general attention to the interests of the Society, and to the business of this meeting. That the thanks of this meeting be offered to Mr. Bryan Holme for his exertions in the original formation of the Law Institution, which have led to the establishment of this Incorporated Law Society. That the cordial thanks of this meeting be offered to the Committee of Management for the continuance of their zealous and able exertions in the affairs of the Institution.
The meeting, which was most numerously and respectably attended, then separated, apparently highly gratified by the acquisition of the charter, and with the effect of the handsome and convenient building, by the contemplated arrangements and appropri ation of which it is intended to give efficiency to the charter.
PROMOTIONS, PREFERMENTS, &c. GAZETTE PROMOTIONS.
Dec. 23. Capt. Stevens, to be Equerry to the Duke of Cambridge.
Dec. 31. The Rev. W. Lowther Sisson, of Gayton-le-Marsh, Lincoln, to take the surname and bear the arms of Wayet, in addition to that of Sisson.
Jan. 2. W. Smith, esq. to be Commissary Judge, and H. Macaulay, esq. to be Commissioner of Arbitration, to the British and Foreign Commissions at Sierra Leone, for the suppression of illegal slave trade.
Jan. 2. The Right Hon. John-Francis Baron Howden, to take the surname of Caradoc, instead of Cradock,
Jan. 6. The Hon. H. R. F. Wellesley to be Secretary to his Majesty's Legation at Stutgardt.
Jan. 7. Christopher-Wilson Newberry,
of Furnival's-inn, in compliance with the will of his maternal uncle, Heury Wilson, esq. to take the surname, and bear the arms, of Wilson only.
Jan. 9. Henry Torrens D'Aguilar, esq. to be Page of Honour to His Majesty.
Jan. 20. Dr. Cornwallis Hewett, M. D. to be Surgeon Extraordinary to his Majesty.
-2d Life Guards, Lieut.-Col. R. M. Oakes, to be Major and Lieut.-Col.
ECCLESIASTICAL Preferments. Rev. F. Oakley, Preb. in Lichfield Cath. Rev. W. Wilson, D.D. Preb. in Winchester Cath.
Rev. B. Brooke, Storey P. C. co. FermaDagh.
Rev. A. W. Brown, Pytchley V. co. Northampton.
Rev. Hare Tully corbett R. co. Monaghan.
Rev. G. Harris, Errigal V. co. Monaghan.
Rev. J. Muckleston, Wichnor R. co. Staff.
Rev. G. Preston, Tasburgh R. Norfolk.
St. George, Dromore R. co. Down. Rev. J. T. Symons, Trevalga R. Cornwall. Rev. W. R. Taylor, Town Barningham R. Norfolk.
Rev. W. H. Trim, Sandford Creas R. Som. Rev. J. R. Young, Sidavereck R. co. Fermanagh.
Rev. G. Ware, Ashton R. co. Somerset.
Rev. C. C. Beaty, to the Earl of Portmore.
Jan. 5. At Warrington Grange, Gloucester, the seat of Josiah Gist, esq. the Hon. Mrs. Samuel Gist, a son and heir.
Jan. 6. At Newcastle-on-Tyne, the lady of Lieut.-Col. Holloway, R. Eng. a dau.
Jan. 8. At Oxford, the wife of the Rev. E. B. Pusey, Regius Professor of Hebrew, a dau.
Jan. 13. At Belle Vue, Forton, the wife of Capt. Amos, 35th Reg. a dau.
Jan. 15. At the Rectory, Langton Herring, the wife of the Rev. F. J. C. Trenow, a dau.
Jan. 18. In Portland-place, the Countess of Sheffield, a son.
Dec. 28. At Paignton, the Rev. T. G. Hall, late Tutor of Magdalen College, Cambridge, to Eliza, second dau. of the Rev. John Lane Kitson, late Vicar of Ashburton.
-81. At Llanllwni, David Jones, esq. banker, of Carmarthen, to Margaret, only dau. of D. Jones, esq. of Bailybedw.
Lately. At York, James Carter, jun. Ald. and son of James Carter, esq. Mayor of Portsmouth, to Emma, third dau. of the Rev. Charles Wellbeloved, of York.-At Brighton, the Hon. Cha. Anderson Pelham, eldest son of the Right Hon. Lord Yarborough, to the Hon. Adelaide Maude, dau. of Lord Hawarden. At her father's, Major.-Gen. Sir Colin Campbell, K.C.B. Lieut.-Governor of Portsmouth, Miss Maria
Wellesley Campbell, to the Hon. C. H. Norton, M. P. for Guildford.
Jan. 3. At Millbrook, the Rev. Wm. Grime, of Horncastle, to Eliz. Mary, dau. of the late Major Baynton.At Buckingham, H. Rawson, esq. of Leicester, to Emma-Augusta, only dau. of Major Macdonald, of Buckingham.-4. At Thoverton, the Rev. J. P. Sydenham, of Bickleigh, to Sarah, only dau. of the late J. Pugh, esq.- -At Malpas, the Rev. T. W. Langshaw, to Mary Anne Maria, dau. of W. Reynolds, esq. Malpas House, Monmouth.
-At Kilkhampton, Cornwall, the Rev. E. A. Rouse, to Eliz. Mary, eldest dau. of the Rev. J. Davis, Rector of Kilkhampton.Ed. Hobhouse, esq. son of the late Sir Benj. Hobhouse, Bart. to the Hon. Hester Charlotte Graves.- -5. At Marston, the seat of the Earl of Cork, the Rev. John Bramston, to Clara-Sandford, only dau. of MajorGen. Sir Nich. Trant.- -At St. Pancras Church, Capt. Gardner, to Hellen, dau. of the late P. Carnegy, esq. of Lower Forfarshire.- -At Cranham, Essex, D. A. Morel, esq. of Langham-place, to Anna Maria, eldest dau. of the Rev. T. Ludbey, Rector of Cranham.- 5. At Doncaster, Sam. Earnshaw, esq. to Ann, second dau. of the late John Wall, esq. of Kirk Sandhall.At Camberwell, the Rev. Orlando T. Dobbin, to Eliz. Garwood, dau. of W. Woollaston, esq.- -10. At Ilfracombe, John Somers Down, M.D. to Jane, the third dau. of Rear-Adm. Bowen.- -At Benton, Rich. Fleetwood Shawe, esq., of Brantingham Thorp, near South Cave, to Anna, eldest dau. of Col. Bell, late 36th regt.Tettenhall, H. Straubenzee, esq. of Spenithorne, Yorkshire, and late of 14th Light Dragoons, to Henrietta, eldest dau. of Sir J. Wrottesley, Bart. M. P. and niece to the Earl of Tankerville.- -At the Savoy, C. Thomson, esq. Attorney-gen. of St. Kitts, and eldest son of the late C. Thomson, esq. to Maria, only dau. of N. Byrne, esq. of Lancaster-place.At St. James's, Robert, eldest son of Robert Snow, esq. of Saville-row, to Georgiana, eldest dau. of Roger Kynaston, esq. of St. James's-place.
-At Clapham, the Rev. C. Lawson, of Richmond, to Frances, second dau. of the late T. Borrodaile, esq. of Streatham-common.
-Hensleigh Wedgwood, esq. third son of Josiah Wedgwood, esq. of Maer-hull, Staffordshire, to Frances Emma, dau. of the Rt. Hon. Sir J. Mackintosh, M. P.11. At St. David's Church, J. P. Esten, esq. Bar.-at-Law, eldest son of the Hon. J. C. Esten, Chief Justice of Bermuda, to Ann Fred. dau. of J. Hutchinson, esq. late of Bermuda.- 19. At Cambridge, the Rev. S. Tomkins, of Stepney College, to Caroline, third dau. of J. Ingle, esq.- -23. At Stepney, the Rev. W. Tayler, Rector of StokeNewington, to Martha Anne, second dau. of the late A. Wilson, esq. of Edmonton.
COUNTESS OF ORKNEY.
Dec. 30. At Beaconsfield, aged 75, the Right Hon. Mary O'Brien, Countess of Orkney, Viscountess of Kirkwall, and Baroness of Dechmont, co. Linlithgow, in the Peerage of Scotland (1696); first cousin to the Marquis of Thomond.
There has hitherto been only one Earl of Orkney, &c. the titles (which are inheritable by females, according to the ancient laws of the Scottish peerages) having devolved in succession on three heiresses. The first grantee of these titles was Lord George Hamilton, fifth son of William Douglas, Duke of Hamilton, and Anne in her own right Duchess, the heir of the first family of Hamilton. George Earl of Orkney was succeeded in 1737 by his eldest daughter Lady Anne, who was married to William O'Brien, fourth Earl of Inchiquin (ber first cousin by their mothers, who were sisters to the first Villiers Earl of Jersey); to the Countess Anne succeeded, in 1756, her eldest daughter, Lady Mary O'Brien, who also was married to her first cousin, Murrough the next Earl of Inchiquin, created Marquis of Thomond in 1801; and they left one only surviving daughter, whose death we now record.
Of her birth the following singular anecdote has been related. The Countess, her mother, was deaf and dumb, and was married, in 1753, by signs. She lived with her husband at his seat, Rostellan, on the harbour of Cork. Shortly after the birth of her first child-the lady now deceased-the nurse, with considerable astonishment, saw the mother cautiously approach the cradle in which the infant was sleeping, evidently full of some deep design. The Countess, having perfectly assured herself that the child really slept, lifted an immense stone which she had concealed under her shawl, and, to the horror of the nurse, who, like all persons of the lower orders in her country, was fully impressed with an idea of the peculiar cunning and malignity of "dumbies," lifted it with an intent to fling it down vehemently. Before the nurse could interpose, the Countess had flung the stone, -not, however, as the servant had apprehended, at the child, but on the floor, where, of course, it made a great noise. The child immediately awoke, and cried. The Countess, who had looked with maternal eagerness to the result of her experiment, fell on her knees in a transport
of joy. She had discovered that her child possessed the sense which was wanting in herself. She exhibited on many other occasions similar proofs of intelligence, but none so interesting.
Lady Mary O'Brien was born Sept. 4, 1755; and succeeded her mother May 10, 1791 She married Dec. 21, 1777, the Hon. Thomas Fitzmaurice, second son of John Earl of Shelburne, and uncle to the present Marquis of Lansdowne; and was left his widow Oct. 28, 1793, having had issue an only child, Thomas Lord Viscount Kirkwall, F.R.S. and S.A. He was M. P. for Heytesbury 1802-6, for Denbigh 1812-18; and died Nov. 23, 1820; leaving, by the Hon. Anna-Maria de Blaquiere, sister to the present Lord de Blaquiere, (who survives him), two sons: 1. the Right Hon. Thos.John-Hamilton Fitzmaurice, now Earl of Orkney, born in 1803; who was lately an unsuccessful candidate for Aylesbury; he married in 1826 the Hon. Charlotte Isabella Irby, second daughter of Lord Boston, and has four sons; 2. the Hon. William Edward Fitzmaurice, Captain of the 2d Life Guards.
LADY FITZGERALD AND VESEY.
Her Ladyship was the younger dau. and co-heiress of the Rev. Henry Vesey, grandson of John Lord Archbishop of Tuam, and nephew to John first Lord Knapton, the grandfather of the present Viscount de Vesci; her mother was Mary, daughter and coheiress of George Gerry, Esq. She was married, in 1782, to the Right Hon. James Fitzgerald, Prime Serjeant of Ireland, who still survives; and was created a Peeress of Ireland in 1826, at which period her eldest son, the Right Hon. William Vesey Fitzgerald, was a member of the Wellington administration as Pay-master of the Forces.
Her Ladyship had three sons and four daughters: 1. Elizabeth, who died an infant; 2. John-Vesey, who died in 1794; 3. the Right Hon. William now Lord Fitzgerald and Vesey, and LordLieutenant of the county of Clare; be has filled various important offices in the State, and before the last change of ministry sat in the Cabinet as Treasurer of the Navy and President of the Board of Trade; he was formerly Knight in Parliament for the county of Clare, from
which seat he was ejected in a memorable contest with Daniel O'Connell ; and has sat in the present Parliament for the borough of Ennis; bis Lordship has never married; 2. the Hon. and Very Rev. Henry Vesey Fitzgerald, D. C. L. Dean of Kilmore; who with his elder brother took the name of Vesey before bis own in 1815; be married, in 1825, Elizabeth, youngest daughter and coheir of the late Standish Grady, of Elton, co. Limerick, Esq. and sister to Lord Viscount Guillamore, by whom he has three daughters: 5. the Hon. Mary Geraldine, who became, in 1809, the third wife of Sir Ross Mahon, of Castlegar, co. Galway, Bart.; 6. the Hon. Lætitia, married in 1814 to John Leslie Foster, Esq. a Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland, and cousin to Lord Viscount Ferrard; and 7. the Hon. Catherine-Geraldine Fitzgerald.
SIR CARNABY HAGGERSTON, Bart.
Dec. 3. At Haggerston Castle, Northumberland, aged 75, Sir Carnaby Haggerston, the fifth Bart. of that place (1643).
He was born in May, 1756, the eldest son of Sir Thos. Haggerston, the fourth Baronet, by Mary, daughter of George Silvertop, of Minster Acres, in Northumberland, Esq.; and succeeded his father Nov. 1, 1777. He was for many years a distinguished member of the haut ton, but some years ago retired to his family residence and estates at Haggerston, where he was, from the whole tenour of his conduct, beloved by his numerous and rich tenantry, not less than by his neighbours, and was looked up to and considered by the poor and the unfortunate as their father and pro
Sir Carnaby married, Aug. 3, 1785, Frances, daughter of Walter Smyth, of Bambridge in Hampshire, Esq. second son of Sir John Smythe, the second Bart. of Esbe, co. Durham, and Acton Bur nell, co. Salop; by whom he had one son, who died in infancy; and one daughter Mary, married in 1805 to Sir Thomas-Massey Stanley, the present and ninth Bart. of Hooton, in Cheshire. The Baronetcy has devolved on his nephew Thomas, eldest son of Thomas Haggerston, Esq. of Sandoe, and afterwards of Ellingham, in Northumberland, Esq. Sir Thomas married Margaret, only child of William Robertson, of Ladykirk, in Scotland, Esq. and by that lady, who died in 1823, has five daughters. He has three surviving brothers, who are unmarried.
JOHN SPENCER, Esq. Dec. 17. At Breda, aged nearly 64,
John Spencer, Esq. D.C.L. of Wheatfield, in Oxfordshire; first cousin and brother-in-law to the Duke of Marlborough.
Mr. Spencer was born Dec. 21, 1767, the eldest son of Lord Charles Spencer (second son of Charles the second Duke of Marlborough, K.G., and elder brother of the late Lord Robt. Spencer, of whom we gave a memoir in our number for last August), by the Hon. Mary Beauclerk, only daughter of Vere Lord Vere, and sister to Aubrey fifth Duke of St. Alban's. He was created D.C.L. at Oxford July 4, 1793. He was elected M. P. for Wilton in 1801, and again in 1802, and vacated his seat May 12, 1804, on being appointed Receiver-general of the county of Oxford.
Mr. Spencer married Feb. 6, 1790, his first cousin Lady Elizabeth Spencer, second daughter of George third Duke of Marlborough, K. G.; and by her Ladyship, who died Dec. 11, 1812, had issue four daughters and two sons: 1. Frederica, who died Nov. 15, 1799, in her ninth year; 2. Georgiana-Elizabeth; 3. George-John, who died at Baden, in Germany, Aug. 14, 1820, in the 28th year of his age; 4, the Rev. Frederick Charles, who is recently deceased (and is noticed in our Oct. Magazine, p. 378), leaving issue by a sister of the present Sir Francis Morland, Bart. a daughter and two sons ;' 5. Caroline-Susannah, married January 14, 1830, to the Viscomte Charles de Mentque; and 6. Elizabeth, married April 22, 1823, to Lacy Romsey, Esq. Clerk of the Bills in the Treasury.
JOHN MARTIN, ESQ. M.P.
Lately. At Chislehurst, Kent, John Martin, Esq. a banker in Lombardstreet; and for twenty years a burgess in Parliament for Tewkesbury.
Mr. Martin was the eldest son of James Martin, Esq. for thirty-seven years the greatly respected representative of Tewkesbury, a character of whom appeared in our pages on his death in 1810 (see our vol. Lxxx. i. 184), and of whom a full and interesting memoir has recently been published in Bennett's History of Tewkesbury.
Mr. John Martin was a candidate fo succeed his worthy father at the general election of 1807, but was successfully opposed by Charles Hanbury Tracy, Esq. and resigned at the close of the second day's poll, when the numbers were-for Christopher Codrington, Esq. (the former member), 229; Mr. Tracy, 220; and Mr. Martin, 124. At the next election, however, in the year 1812, both Mr. Cod rington and Mr. Tracy resigned; and John Edmund Dowdeswell, Esq. and