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John Henry (now Duke) born Jan. 3. 31. At the manse of Gratney, in the 1778: Catharine-Mary, born Apr. 29. 88th year of his age, and both of his mi1779; a son, born 1780 : a daughter, nistry in that parih, the Rev. Mr James born Dec. 21.1781: and Ld William Gath. Robert-Albyne, born 1783. He was ap. 31. At Glasgow, in her 89th year, pointed Lord-Lieutenant and Cuftos Ro. Mrs Hamliton, relict of the Rev. Me tulorum of the county of Leicester, 1779; Thomas Hamilton, minister of Holyclected Knight of the Garter, 1782; wood. Lord Steward of the Household, 1983; Lately, at Spalding, in Lincolnshire, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, Feb. II. Mrs Albin, wife of Mr Albin bookseller 0784-His Grâce, a day or two after his at that place. She was mother of 23 return to his residence in the Phoenix children, 21 of whom were single births, Park, from his late tour through Ireland, and the lalt twins. complained of being feverish; and, up Lately, at Dresden, Mr Kenneth Pera on his physicians being consulted, their guflon, secretary to Morton Eden, Efq; opinion was, that, owing to the violent the British ambassador at that court, a living his Grace was obliged to subinit young gentleman of great genius and to during an excursion of three months, learning, and translator of the beautiful together with hard riding, his blood was epic poem of Jofeph. He was a native extremely heated. His Grace had fre. of Lanerkshire, and brother of the Rev, quently travelled 70 miles a-day on Mr Ferguflon, mmifter of Pettymain in horseback, during his abfence.-On O&t. that county. The amiable manners and 10. eight days after the period of the literary accomplishments of Mr Ferguss tour above-mentioned, his Excellency's son, particularly his skill in the foreign malady increased, so as to confine him to languages, recommended him, almoft his chamber. He died on Wednesday without friends, to the office which he the 24th, at a little after nine o'clock in held, and in which he was highly res the evening. His body was opened ear* {pected. ly the next morning, when his liver ap., Nov. I. At Glasgow, Mr John Greenpeared so much decayed and wasted as to law, merchant, formerly of Boston, New render his recovery impoffible. He was England, fensible of his approaching end for ma. 2. At Springwood park, near Kello, ny hours preceding his diffolution, and Sir James Douglas, Knt and Baronet, expressed a wish to see the Duchefs ; Admiral of the White, having been in his but added, to Dr Quin, " in point of Majefty's service 72 vears. time it will be impoflible: I mult there- 3. At the Episcopal palace at Fulham, fore be content to die with her image between two and three o'clock in the before my mind's eye." A short time afternoon, after a long illness, aged 77, before he expired, he had an interview thc Rt Rev. Father in God Robert Lowth with some of his children, which was D. D. Lord Bishop of London, Dean of truly affecting. He received his education his Majefty's chapels royal, a Lord of at Trinity College, Cambridge; and was trade and plantations, a governor of the eminently distinguished for every polite Charter-house, a trustee of the British accomplishment; a good scholar, and a Museum, one of the Lords of the privy complete man of the world. His filial council and F. R. S. 1763. On the day aitection, and his love of honour and after his death, as the diocesan of London, justice, are exquisitely illustrated by the the great bell of St Paul's cathedral was voluntary payment of the vast sum of tolled from half past feven till eight o'clock. 150,000l. of his father's debts. He was His family were originally from the coun: the twenty-seventh viceroy of Ireland ty of Lincoln. His father was William fince the union. The marquis of Buck- Lowth of St John's College, Oxford, ingham has been appointed his fucceffor. and chaplain to. Dr Mew, Bishop of · CE, 28. At Stanley, near Perth, Mr Winchetter, well known by his com. Andrew Keay, nerchant in Perth, mentaries on the prophetic writings, and youngeft son of the deceased James Keay other learned works-His Lordship was of Snaigow, Esq; .

born in 1710, and was bred at Winchef ; 28. Åt London, Maj. Archibald Stew- terischool. From thence he was reinove art, late of the royal regiment of horfeo ed to New College, Oxford, where he guards.

proceeded M. A. 1737, and was created 29. At Port-Glasgow, Lt-Col. Pow. D. D. by diploma in 1754. His fame lett, late of the 45th regiment. . for classical accomplishments and Orien


Deathso tal literature was there foon and greatly '15. At Greenlaw, the Rev. Mr John established, and was ever accompanied M•Vitie, minister of the Associate conwith private worth, and manners at once gregation at that place. delicate and manly. His literary cha- 16. At his seat at New Hall, the Most racter is well known. When a boy at Noble George Hay Marquis of Tweed. Winchester school, he published a poeń dale, Earl of Gifford, Viscount Walden, on the genealogy of Chrift; Prelections Baron Yester, &c. &c. He was the on Hebrew poetry, while he held the youngeftfon of Charles Marquis of poetry professorship at Oxford ; in 1962, Tweeddale, by Lady Susan Hamilton, Institutes of Grammar; in 1778, a Trans- daughter of William and Anne, Duke lation of Isaiah ; besides fome fermons, &c. and Duchess of Hamilton. He lućceed

Nov. 4. At Dumfries, Mrs Nimmò, re- ¢d his nephew, the only surviving fon of lict of the Rev. Mr Nimmo minister of his eledst brother John, Marq. of TweedJohnstone.

dale (the last Secretary of State for Scot4. At Abbeville, in France, where he land, and last Extraordinary Lord of had gone for the recovery of his health, Session), by Lady Franc. Carteret, daughthe Rt Hon. George Ramsay, fixth Earl ter of John Earl Granville. His Lordof Dalhousie. He entered Advocate 1757; ship dying unmarried, is fucceeded in fucceededghis brother Charles 1764; mar- his honours and estate by his cousin ried his present Countess 1767, was cho George Hay, Efq; now 'Marquis of fen in 1774, and every election fince, Tweeddale, who was married in April one of the fixteen to represent the Peer's 1985 to Lady Hannah Charlotte Maitof Scotland in Parliament ; was made á land, daughter of the Earl of Lauderdale, Lord of Police in 1775, which he, enjoy- by whom he has one son and a daughter. ed till that board was suppressed, in 1782;, 18. At Deans, the Hon Mrs Mary represented his Majesty in 1777, and in Palconer, spouse of George Norvel, Esq; the five following General Assemblies of of Boghall. the Church of Scotland. He is now suc- 19. At Edinburgh; James Fergullon, ceeded in title and estate by his eldest Bfq; younger of Craigdarroch. fon, Lord Ramsay, a minor, to whom 19. At Edinburgh, Mr Robert Laurie, the patrimonial estate goes of course; but accountant in the excise-office. a property worth 7000l. a-year, which , 19. At Aberdeen, Capt. Patrick Innes, came from a distant relation, goes to the of the late South Fencible regiment. fecond son. The savings on that estate, 28. At Dundee, Miss Elizabeth Strawhich have been accumulating ever since chan, eldest daughter of Mr Strachan, the legacy came to the late Lord, are merchant there." divided among the other fons and daugh Aug. 2. At his settlement of Portrose ters, who are eleven in number.

in the Bay of Honduras, Simon Maca 6. At Langside, Miss Helen Stuart; kenzie of 'Jamaica, son of the late De daughter of the late Sir John Stuart of John Mackenzie in Fortrofe, Rossfhire. Castlemilk, Bt.

Deći I. At Conheath, William Kirk6. At Rooksnest, in Surrey, Mrs Clerk, patrick, Esq; wife of Lt-Col. George Clerk.

2. Ai Crawfordsdyke, in the 78th year 6. At Peterhead, Mrs Catharine Cu- of his age Mr Ja. Wilson merchant, and mine, spouse of Mr James Arbuthnot formerly one of the magistrates of Greenmerchant, and daughter of the late ock. George Cumine of Pittuly, Efq;

8. At Glasgow, Mr Robert Edmund, 7. At Kilbarchan, aged 84, Mrs Speirs, student in divinity. relict of Mr Alexander Speirs merchant. 2. Mr William Mercer, late merchant 5.9. At Powis, Mrs Mayne of Powis in Edinburgh. : 7. At London, in her 104th year, Mrs 10. Mr Claud Inglis, merchant in Alehorne, who several years since was Edinburgh. Mown about as the strong woman. * 19. At Leith, Mrs George Ramsay. · 8. At Edinburgh, Miss Margaret Ha 13. At his house in Adams's Square, liburton, daughter of the late Provost Edinburgh, the Right Hon. Robert DunGeorge Haliburton.

das of Arniston, Lord President of the · 11. At his seat at Heath-hall, in the Court of Seffion. His Lordship filled that county of York, in his 75th year, Henry iinportant ftation for twenty-seven years, Howard of Gloffop, in Derbyshire, Efq; in a manner very honourable to himself, next heir to the Duke of Norfolk. and satisfactory to the country. He was í 12. At Ryde, in the isle of Wight, a particularly distinguished for the accurafged 103, Mi Walter Henry Franklin. cv, acuteness, and vigour of his mind. APPENDIX to VOL. VI. No 36. . 3


The records of the Court will hear ample Baron Norton, followed by the teftimony of his great abilities and inte

principal Officers and the Atgrity as a judge. The “ law's delay,"

tornies belonging to the to often complained of, and the hange

Court, in their gowns, ing up suits for years, which was fre.

three and three. quently more pernicious to the litigants Officer of his Majesty's Signet, in his ihan losing their plea, were unknown gown, his mace covered with crape. since his Lordship prefided on the Bench. The Depute-keeper, Commiftioners, and Till within a few days of his death, he Clerks to his Majesty's Signet, in continued to fulfil the important duties their gowns, three and chree. of his station with his usual vigour and The Preses of the Agents or Solicitors accuracy. The loss of this eminent Judge admitted by the Court of Seffion, and will be long and deeply felt by his courtry his brethren-three and three. in general, and by the members of the The Firit Clerks of Advocates-three College of Justice in particular. His

and three. Lordship was Solicitor General for Scot. The procession proceeded down the land during the rebellion in the year Fishmarket Close, up the Horfe Wynd, 1745; he was appointed Lord Advocate and along by the front of the College, in 1754, and Lord President in 1760. to the Lord President's house in Adams's He was several times Representative in Square, where it went round the square Parliament for the county of Edinburgh. till the corpie was brought out. ImmeHis Lordship was no less respected and diately after this, the mutes, &c. pro. beloved in his private character as an in- ceeded forward to Nicolson-Street, where dependent country gentleman, than in the hearse waited. At this time, the his public capacity as a judge.

Principal and Professors of the Univers On the 18th the remains were interred fity reversed their manner of walking, at the family burial-place of Borthwick, the junior Professors going first, and the At ten o'clock before noon, the funeral Principal of the College last. The Lord proceffion began from the Parliament Provoit, Magistrates and Council obferclose in the following order :

ved the same etiquette, so that the Lord Town Officers, two and two ; 'their Provoft came to walk immediately be

halberts covered with crape. fore the corpse, preceded by the sword 'The Mace-bearer and Sword-bearer of and mace-bearers. The rest of the pro. the city ; the mace and sword. cefsion was conducted in the same order covered with crape.

in which it set out, by which means the The Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Lords of Seffion fell to take place immeCouncil in their robes--three diately after the corpse. The friends of and three.

the deceased, and fuch gentlemen as did · Mace-bearer of the University ; his not belong to any of the public bodies

mace covered with crape. who attended the funeral, walked after The Principal and Professors of the U. the Advocates first clerks, In this order niversity in their gowns-three

the whole procession moved on to Nicole and three.

son-Street, where the corpse was put inFour Mace-bearers of the Lords of to the hearte, and conveyed to the place Session two and two; their maces of interment, attended by the relations covered with crape.

and friends of the family, in mourning The Lords of Session in their robes

coaches, and by several of the Nobility,

Lords of Seffion, &c. &c, in their own two and two. Principal Clerks of Session, and Clerks

he carriages, amounting, in all, to upwards of Teind Court, in their gowns

of fifty,

The following is the new arrangement two and two.

in the Bench. Bar-keeper to the Dean and Faculty of Of

. the

The Right Hon. Thomas Millar of Advocates, in his gown, his bat

Barskimming, Lord Justice Clerk, to be ton covered with crape.

Lord President of the Court of Seffion, The Dean and Faculty of Advocates, in in room of the late Lord President Duntheir gowns, three and three.

...das.-The Right Hon. Robert M‘Queen · Macer to the Court of Exchequer; his of Braxfield, one of the Lords of Council

mace covered with crape. and Session, and one of the Lords of JufBarons of Exchequer, in their gowns and ticiary, to be Lord Justice Clerk. The bands, the Lord Chief Baron, supe Right Hon. John Swinton, of Swinton, ported by the Lord Advocate and one of the Lords of Council and Seffion, February,






' Burials at Edinburgh and Glasgow.--Table of Rain, &c. 496 to be also one of the Lords of Justiciary, public employments. He was long Chanin room of Lord Braxfield, promoted. cellor of the University of St Andrews, John MClaurin, Efq; Advocate, to be a and President of the Society in Scotland Lord of Council and Seilion, in room of for propagating Chriftian Knowledge. Lord Braxfield, promoted.

His Lordřip's father was one of the Dec.15. The Rev. Mr Alexander Scott, twelve British Peers created in one day minister of the gospel at Innerkip, in the by Queen Anne ; nine of whom are now 14th year of his age, and 43d of his mi- either extinct, or sunk in other titles. nistry.

17. At Edinburgh, Mr Lauder of Carollide.


Abstract of the Edinburgh Bill of Burials

for 1787.
19. Mr James Forbes, third son of Sir
William Forbes, Bt. of Pitsligo.

Males. Fem. Total. 21. At his house in St John Street,


109 92 the Right Hon. the Earl of Hyndford.

84 81 165 He was a most respectable and inde March,

169 pendent nobleman, and his benevolence April, and charity will be long remembered, in particular by the managers of the Or

June, phan Hospital, to which useful charity July, his Lordship for many years was a con August, fiderable annual contributor. His Lord September, fhip succeeded his cousin in 1767, and October,

139 married a daughter of Lord Preston November,

156 grange. Dying without issue, his Lord December,

| 97 | 179 thip is fucceeded in his titles and the family estate by Thomas Carmichael of Total, 1 862 1 965 | 1827 Maullie, Efq; the heir of line to the Earldom of Hyndford. 23. Mr John Dobson, student of me

Total of Burials at Glasgow. dicine, from the University of Cam

Males, bridge, in the 2;d year of his age.

Females, '. 86 26. At Leith, Capt. William Marshall.

1759 27. At his feat at Dupplin, the Right Hon. Thomas Earl of Kinnoul, &c. in Table of Rain which fell nea · Edinb. and the 78th year of his age. His Lordhip at Glaig. during the year 1787; the last was endowed with every public and prie as measured by a Rain Gage that gives vate virtue-In every period of his life, the thousandth part of an inch, and is he was most highly respected and belo- placed 33 feet high; and the mean ved; and his death is juftly regretted height of the Barometer and Thermoand lamented by his family, his friends, meter near Edinburgh.':. and his country. His Lordship was a British Peer, by the title of Lord Hay Baron Hay of Powarden. He is fucceeded in his titles and estate by Robert now Earl of Kinnoul, eldest son of his Lordship's brother Robert, late Lord Archbishop of York.-While Viscount Dupplin, he was Member of Parliament

Jan. 0.11781 1.21


36.5 for Cambridge from 1741 till he succeed

eedFeb. 0.88

29.548 40.32 ed his father in 1758, and was long

Mar. 2.39 2.78 29.465 39.6 Chairman of the Committee of Privi

April, 1.48

0.64 30.181 | 48. leges ; in 1741, was appointed one of the

May, 4:73 2.902;29.723 55.4 Commissioners of the Revenue in Ire June, 3.225 2.82 29.06 57.9 land ; and in 1946 a Lord of Trade and

July, 4.79 T 2.7 29.612 62.1 Plantation ; in 1954, a Lord of the


2.031 | 2.067129.7 63.7 Treasury ; in 1755, joint Pay-Master Sept. 0.6 1.15 29.81860.96 General of his Majesty's forces; in 1758,

2.173 3.96 129:57 36.3 Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster,

| 1.115 2.222 29.66 46, and a Privy Counseller; in 1959, Ama Dec. | 8.42 1 3.9 129.597 | 37 bassador Extraordinary to the King of Portugal : in 1961, he retired from all 131.9510129.35"].

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In the course of the year 1787 there The least height of the thermometer
have been, of clear days, 157 ; cloudy, was 17°, the greatest 77o. It is to be ob-
34; rain, 155; Inow, 6; sleet and hail, 13. feived, that in the months of Jan. Feb.

The thermometer stood between agrees and March, the height was taken about
able and very warm, or between 69 and fun-rising; in all the other months, about
77°, 32, dạys; between temperate and a- two afternoon.
greeable, or between 489 and 64°, 120
days ; between freezing and temperate, The least height of the barometer was
or between 32° and 48°, 172 days; at 28.4 ; the greatest, 30.37 ; the mean,
and below freezing, or between 17o and 29.66.
32°, 41 days,

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'ADDISON, mistakes of, con Barton's account of some remains of
Al cerning the Italian Opera, 3 antiquity in America,

Ayton, Sir Robert, account of . 17 Buchannan House, view and descrip-
Argyle, Earl of, his character, by Sir t ion of, -

G. Mackenzie, •

74 Burke, E. Esq; character of, 365
Aikman the painter, sketch of his life, 266 Bowes, Robinson, Efq; sentence a-
Argenson, characters, &c. by, - 317 gainst, - - 423
Attention, on the various manners of, 374 Browne, sentence of a court martial
Amphibious animals, on the qualities againit,


- 455
and properties of, - - 388 Births,

Appendix, or Historical Chronicle, 417 Bills of mortality for Edinburgh and
Austrian Netherlands, affairs in the, 418, Glasgow,

424, 436, 437, 447, 458.

Charles I. his character, by Sir G.
America, affairs in, 440, 452, 461, 470 Mackenzie, : •
Adultery, how punished in America, 461 Covenanters, army of the,

Borthwick Castle, view and descrip Craigie-hall, view at, and description, 129
tion of, -

- •' 3 Cannara, cave of, described, 148
Brydon's account of a remarkable Campbell, Sir A, character of, 188

thunder storm in Scotland, - 9 Cagliofiro, anecdotes of Count, 192
Banian tree, account of a celebrated Chinese anecdote, - - 231
one, . . . 20

, instances of fuperftition a."
Bass, journey to the isle of, . 53 mong the,

- 376
Broussonet's account of the Spanish Chefterfield, letter from the Earl of,
broom, - -
56 to his son,

i comparison of the mo-

m, character of the Earl of, 246
tions of animals and plants, 156 Criminal Code of Tuscany,

Buchan, Earl of, his account of the Culzean Castle, view and description
Life of Napier of Merchiston, 66 of, - - -

's discourse to the Society of Charles XII. anecc'o'es of, - ibid
Antiquaries, . .' 355 Chess, anecdotes respecting the game
Blind, on teaching them to read, 129 of, -

• 301
Bramins, description of the Supreme * Currents in the Atlantic Ocean, 389

Being worshipped by the, 134 Coins, ancient, found in Edinburgh
Bunbury's instructions to grown horse and Crieff, .

211 Chamber of Commerce of Edinb. 433.
Bellendenus, anecdotes of, - 264 Convention of delegates of the Bure
Blanc, Mont, observations and expe- gesses of Scotland, .

riments made on the top of, 271 Chancellor's speech in a cause respec-
Brown, the late ingenious painter, ting the trust oath, - 474

character of, - - 278 Drummond, of Hawthornden, ac-
Bamwell, tragedy of,
332 count of



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