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1820.] Theatrical Register. The Queen.
271 Monday, Sept. 25.
ENGLISH Opera House, LYCEUM,
Sept. 4. The Baron de Trenck, an firing a pistol in St. Sepulchre's Church ;
Opera ia three Acts. The fortunes of the and his lunacy being clearly substan- Baron, who was a victim of Prussian desa tiated, he was committed to the care of potism, have been long known. The dra.
matist has taken some liberties with hishis friends.
tory; but through the good acting, particuTHEATRICAL REGISTER.
larly of Mr. T. P. Cooke and Miss Kelly, New Pieces.
the Opera has been very successful. HAYMARKET THEATRE. Aug. 31. Dog Days in Bond Street ! a Comedy in three Acts. By the Prologue
DRURY Lane THEATRE. we were given to understand, that this was Sept. 16. Mr. Kean closed his engagethe first dramatic production of a Lady ; ment with this Theatre, previous to his and was written in Jamaica. It is a very going to America. The Theatre closed diverting piece, was admirably acted, and for one month to prepare for the Winter has had a considerable run.
THE QUEEN. The Proceedings against the Queen of the Solicitor General; the next day were resumed on Monday, August 28, Mr. Brougham made his election to ad. and continued until Saturday the 9th inst. journ for a short interval; and it was ulThe time was principally occupied in the timately resolved, that further proceed. examination of the following witnesses: ings should be adjourned to the 3d of Guiseppe Bianchi, door-keeper of the October, Grand Bretagne lon, Venice;-Paolo Ra- Her Majesty 'did not attend the House gazzoni, mason at the Villa d'Este ;-Ge- for the last few days of the proceedings, rolamo Mejani, superintendant of the except on Friday, when she had a congardens of the Princess;— Paolo Oggioni, sultation with her legal advisers as to the under-cook to the Princess ;-Louisa Du. time which she might require to prepare mont, femme de chambre to the Princess; for her defence.
Luigi Galdini, mason at the Villa With regard to the nature of the prod'Este; -Allessandro Finetii, ornamental ceedings before the House, it may be ne painter at the Villa d'Este; - Domenico cessary to state, that every Bill as it passes Brusa, mason at the Villa d'Este; - An. either House of Parliament, comes to its tonio Bianchi, inhabitant of Como ;-Gi- second reading, and upon that stage in ovanni Lucini, white-washer at Villa a Committee of the whole House, or by d'Este;--Carlo Rancatti, confectioner to reference, they are bound to see its prethe Princess ;--- Francesco Cassina, mason amble well proved; and alterations are at the Villa d'Este; -Guiseppe Rastelli, frequently made according to the result superintendant to the stables of the Prin- of their deliberation upon the testimony cess ;-Guiseppe Galli, waiter at the
received (on oath before the Lords); this Crowo Inn, Barlisina ; - Guiseppe Del is the present stage of the Bill of Pains Orto, baker to the Princess;-Guiseppe and Penalties. Their next step will be a Gugiari, boatman on the Lake of Como; third reading, on which the whole Bild --Guiseppe Sacchi, equerry and courier will be debated, and clauses aliered or to the Princess.
rejected, or added; and after which it Madamoiselle Dumont was the prin- will, on motion, be either passed or cipal and most important of these wit- thrown out. If it be passed, and sent to
This lady, in virtue of her call. the Commons, the same forms will be ing, was supposed to have been better observed. acquainted with the terms on which her royal Mistress and her Chamberlain lived Nuinerous Addresses have beeu pretogether; accordingly her testimony was sented to the Queen from different parts fuller and more particular than that of of the country; but our confined limits former witnesses, and tended to prove prevent their insertion. Suitable Answers that her Royal mistress had been guilty to them all have been returned. of much unbecoming levity and indecent The Warwickshire Advertiser of August familiarity with her courier Bergami. As 26, says,
“ We are authorized to state, to the rest of the witnesses, none of them that from the sixth of last July, the An. displayed any thing povel in the cata.
swers to the several Addresses were write Jogue of charges against her Majesty. ten entirely, and solely, by a learned and Some were not at all cross-examined, and ingenious Clergyman who once held the others but very slightly.
Curacy of Harbury, in this county, and On Thursday, the 71h, the case for the who was recommended to her Majesty by prosecution closed with the summing up the resident Minister of Hatton."
PROMOTIONS AND PREFERMENTS.
GAZETTE PROMOTIONS, &c.
Aug. 26. Royal East lodia Volunteers
To be Captains — H. Johnson, S. S. Cancellor, c. Mortimer, J. Peppercorne, G. Collard, W. Evans, W. Young, E. Leslie, G. Medley, and C. Wheeler, esqrs. Sept. 2.
41h Poot Brevet Lieut..col. Auwell to be Major ; and Col. M‘Combe to be Lieut..colonel.
64th -Colonel Burrows to be Lieut.. colonel.
Sept. 5. Mr. Harvey Strong, to be Consul at Glasgow for the United States of America.
Sept. 9. 33d Foot-Major Phillott, from half-pay, to be Major.
37in Ditto - Capt. Bruce to be Major.
2d West India Reg. - Major Burke to be Liegt.-colonel.
Royal Regiment of Artillery — Brevet Colonel and Lieut.-col. Dickenson to be Colonel; Brevet Lieut..col. and Major Leake to be Lieut.. colonel; and Brevet Major and Capt. Farrington to be Major,
Royal London Militia - Col. Sir C. S. Hunter, bart, and Alderman, to be Colonel; Lieut..col. J. J. Smith, Alderman, to be Lieuto-colonel ; Capt. V. Russell to be Major ; Capt. J. Tatham to be Adju. tant; Captain lieut. J. Deans to be Pay. master; W. H. Box, Gear. to be Surgeon; and Capt. J. E. Despard to be Quarter. master.
Rev. Thomas - Schreiber, Bradwell-bear the sea R. Essex.
Rev. Thomas Wynne, St. Nicholas V. in Hereford.
Rev. Charles Kendrick Prescot, Stockport R. vice his late father,
Thomas Turner Roe, M.A.* Benington R. Lincolnshire.
Rev. W. Crabtree, Checkendon R. Oxon.
Rev. J. Johnson, Fellow of Magdalen College, to the donative of Sandford, near Oxford.
Rev. James Rudge, D.D. of Limehouse, to be chaplain to Prince Leopold.
Rev. John Holmes, A.M. Saint Nicholas R. with All Saints annexed, in Southelmham, Suffolk.
BIRTHS. Aug. 20. lo Heriot-row, Edinburgh, Essex, the Lady of Sir George Denys, the Right Hon. Lady Anu Fraser, of a bart. of a daughter. 10. At Hampstead,
- 22. lo Piccadilly, the Countess of Mrs. Spottiswoode, of Spottiswoode, of a Roseberry, of a daughter. - 24. At Lau, daughter, since dead. - 11. At Ballygib. sapne, the Lady Georgina Quin, of a son. lin (Cork), the Lady of William W. Be.
Lately. At Sligo, Ireland, the wife of cher, esq. M.P. (late Miss O'Neil), of a Charles Phillips, esq. Barrister, of a dau. son. We regret to state the child only
Sept. 2. At Rockville, East Lothian, lived till next day. - At Great Hallibury The Lady of Sir Thomas Trowbridge, bart. Parsonage, the wife of the Rev. Charles of a daughter. -7. At Twinstead Hall, Spencer Bourchier, of twins.
MARRIAGES. Feb. 26. At Dinapore, in the East In- daughter of the Hon. B. Brown Davis, esq. dies, J. E. Watson, esq. of the 30th re- of that island. giment N. I., lo Mrs. Caroline Swinton,
At Bagueres de Bigorre, in dau, of the late Major Joseph Pleteber. the South of France, Robert Sayer, esq.
July 21. At St. Christopher's, West of Trinity College, Cambridge, to Frances, Iudies, C. Hamilton Mills, esq. eldest son daughter of G. H. Errington, esq. late of of G. Galway Mills, esq. to Frances-Jane, Cotton Hall, Staffordshire,
1820.) Marriages of eminent Persons.
273 Wm. Rendall, esq. of New Windsor, Hereditary Prince of Lucca to the Prin. Berks, to Frances-Anne, daughter of the cess Maria Theresa of Savoy. late Richard Grape, esq.
23. Lieut.-col. B. Sealy, of the BomRev. Robert Earle, to Eliza, daughter bay Army, to the daughter of the late of the late Rev. Miles Cooper, both of Major J. Byers, Wateringbury, Kent.
At La Columbiere, Jersey, Major W. Chas. Waring, esq. of Maida Hill, to Mackay, of the 68th Light Infantry, to Catherine, dau. of Thos. Dollman, esq. Margaret, only child of Robert Mackay, of Upper Charlotte-street, Fitzroy-square. esq. of Hedgefold, Inverness, N.B.
8. E. V. Fox, esq. son of Wm. Fox, 24. Charles Oxley, esq. of Ripon, to esq. of Statham Lodge, near Warrington, Miss Waddilove, daughter of the Very to Anne, daughter of J. S. Daintry, esq. Rev. the Dean of Ripon. of Foden Bank, near Manchester.
25. The Hon, and Rev. Henry BridgeJohn Hope, esq. of the 891h regiment, man, son of the Earl of Bradford, to to Helen, daughter of the lale Geo. Bogue, Louisa, daughter of the Hon. John Bridgeesg. of Woodball.
man Simpson, of Babworth, NottinghamMr. John Taylor, merchant, of Leith, shire. to Jane, daughter of Wm. Lamont, esq. 26. J. W. C. Robinson, esq. son of G. Comptrolling Surveyor of his Majesty's Robinson, esq. of Hendon Lodge, CollecCustoms, Leith.
tor of the Customs at Sunderland, to 9. Lieut. - col. Sloper, to Charlotte- Frances. Anve, relict of John Berkeley, Anne, daughter of the Rev. Jas. Bernard, M.D. daughter of the late Sir James, sisRector of Combeflory, Somersetshire. ter to the present Sir Wm. Pennyman,
Thos. Edward, son of Thos. Bligh, esq. bart, of Ormsby Hall, Cleveland, and of Brittas, in Ireland, to Sophia, daughter niece of the Right Hon, the late Earl Grey of the late Wm. Eversfield, esq. of Denne of Howick, Northumberland. Park and Catsfield, Sussex.
28. Lieut..col. Hulse, of Cossington, 10. Lieut. Alex. Campbell, of the 77th Leicestershire, to Frances, dau. of the late regiment, to Catherine, daughter of Dr. John Minyer, esq. of Sinsom, Berkshire. J. M.Dougal, late of Cragganach.
Sept. 2. Wm. Kershaw, esq. of London, Wm. Small, esq. of Weymouth, to Ca- to Miss Louisa Charlotte Durand, dauglitharine-Frances, dau, of the Rev. Charles ter of the Very Reverend the Dean of Coxwell, of Ablington House, Gloucester. Guernsey.
Jas. Sidney, esq. to Sacharissa, daugh- 4. Sir Chas. Ogle, bart, of Worthy, ter of the late Richard Harvest, esq. of Hampshire, to Letitia, daughter of Sir Shepperton, Middlesex.
William Burroughs, bart. Rev. Rob. Taylor Hunt, to Miss Jones, 7. James Manning, esq. of Paperniece of the late Thomas Jones, esq. both buildings, Barrister at Law, to Clarissa, of Kennington.
daughter of the late Wm. Palmer, esq.
Charles Soames, esq. of Newington Harriet, daughter of the late Rev. John
14. John Phillips, esq. of Hanbury. Chas. Hanbury, esq. of Sloe Farm, both
Oxfordshire, tu Lady Johnstone, mother 15. Major-gen. Sir Geo. Townshend of Sir Fred. George Johnstone, bart. 'a Walker, K.C.B. to Helen, daughter of the minor. late Alex, Caldcleugh, esq. of Broad Green 14. Capt. Albert Goldsmid, of the 12th House, Surrey.
Royal Lancers, to Caroline, daughter of
Mary Lowther, daughter of the Earl 'and
Thomas Pomeroy, esq. of Hackney, in
SIR HOME Riggs PoPHAM, K.C.B. his camp at Arnheimn. Two strong bat
Sept. II. At Cheltenham, Admiral teries were erected on the left and right Sir Home Riggs Popham, K.C.B. He line of defence, and these were so effecbad but recently returned from his com- tually secured by the enemy's artillerists, mand, on the Jamaica station, where he that they at length destroyed one of the had lost his daughter and his health. boats that supported the bridge of com
This distinguished Officer was born in munication. Lieut. Popham having re* Ireland about the year 1762. Ais fa- paired thither from Ostend, immediately thér, by two or three marriages, acquired repaired the damage, and protracted the a numerous family. The boys were ob. fate of the town. Through the repreliged to seek their fortunes. The eldest sentations of his Royal Highness the son, now General Popham, distinguish- Commander-in-Chief, he first obtained ed himself in the East Indies. Home the rank of Master and Commander, Popham entered as a Midshipman into and shortly after that of a Post Captain the British Navy. During the American in the British Navy. About the same war he attained the rank of Lieutenant. time, having been properly authorized, In consequence of the peace be was in- he organized the fishermen of Flanders duced to turn his thoughts to the East, into a body for the defence of their own where his elder brother had been so towns, which proved very useful in the successful. He visited most parts of defence of Nimeguen. The scheme was India, and evincing a genius for nauti- afterwards adopted on a large scale in cal topography, was appointed at the England. special recommendation of Marquis In 1795, Captain Popham was acting Cornwallis, one of the Committee sent in as naval agent for British transports on 1788 to survey New Harbour, in the the Continent, and under his inspection River Hoogly, which bad been represent. were the British troops, which had been ed by Mr. Lacam as a proper place for a serving in Holland, embarked and es. dock-yard. He also appears to have corted home by the Dædalus and Amcommanded a country ship, and being phion frigates. Some time after, his bound from Bengal to Bombay in 1791, talents and enterprize induced Governduring a tempestuous monsoon, he was ment to appoint him to the command of obliged to bear up for the Straits of Ma. an expedition against Maritime Flanders. Jacca, and anchor at Pulo Pinang, now The armament was collected in the called Prince of Wales's Island. This spring of 1798, in Margate Ruads. This event led to the discovery and survey of Aotilla, consisting of 25 vessels of small the Southern passage, or outlet, which draught of water, sailed from the coast induced him to think that the great de- of Kent 14th May, and appeared off Ossideratum of a marine yard might be tend on the 19th. The landing was deeffectually obtained there. In 1791 a ferred in consequence of the wind being chart was engraved and published, and boisterous, but intelligence was receivLieutenant Popham received in conse- ed tbat the force in the neighbouring quence the thanks of the Government, garrisons was trifling. General Coote a piece of plate was presented him by proposed an immediate debarkation, notthe Governor General in Council, and withstanding the surf, and Captain Popthe Court of Directors recommended ham gave the necessary directions. The him in strong terms to the Admiralty. troops being landed, together with a About this period Lieutenant Popham, body of sailors, and the necessary implewho had acted as a free trader in that ments of destruction, they marehed to quarter of the world, was appointed to the sluice-gates and blew them up. It the command of the Etrusco, an Impe- was determined then to re-embark, but rial East Indiaman, and on his return to this was impossible from the roughness Ostend this vessel was seized by an Eng- of the sea. In the morning Major-gen. lish frigate, and made prize of. The Coote found himself completely sur. loss of the Commander was great, but it 'rounded, and was obliged to capitulate. had the effect of restoring him to the The Emperor Paul having shewn him. service in which he had been bred, and self disposed to join in the attempt tu opening him the way to fame and for drive the French out of Holland, protune. The French Revolution brought vided he received a subsidy, agreed to the war into Holland. In 1794 Picbegru furnish Great Britain 17,593 .men, with laid siege to Nimeguen. The Duke of six ships, five frigates, and two transYork was able to throw in supplies from ports. "Capt. Popham superintended the
1820.) Memoir of Sir Home Riggs Popham, K.C. B. 275 embarkation of the troops, in quality of of which he pointed out the advantages British Commissary. The Emperor which would accrue from a commercial, visited him on board the Nile lugger, intercourse between India and Arabia. and afterwards brought the Empress His Excellency bad planned an expediand family to inspect tbe vessel. 'Pbe tion, which was to be effected by the latter visit was unexpected there were troops about to be embarked for the accordingly no suitable refreshments Red Sea. The whole direction was to prepared ; but the Imperial Family in. have been conferred on Sir Home, but sisted on faring with the crew, and were, the orders were counternuanded. accordingly served with sult beef and On the 14th November, Sir Home rebiscuit. After visiting the ports of paired on board the Romney, to depart Cronstadt and Revel, and travelling 600 for tbe Red Sea, but was called back by miles within the polar circle, Captain' an express from the Vice-President in Popham, wook leave of their Majesties, Council, in consequence of a dispatch after receiving from the Emperor a gold received from England, intimating a snuff-box set with diamonds, and a large strong suspicion that the French had picture of the donor; and from the Ex- sent an expedition against the Portu. press a diamond ring. The Emperor guese settlement of Macao, with a view also bestowed on him the Cross of Malta, of interrupting the China trade. Sir and it is said be is the only Knight of Home suggested the necessity of sendthe Order whose promotion was for- ing an engineer to survey and repair the mally recognized at the Court of St. works. He offered his services for the James's.
convoy of troops and transports, and inOn his return to England he sought sisted on the propriety of taking possesretirement froin illness and hard labour sion of the Mauritius. The necessary at his house at Weybridge; but on his dispositions for the former measures were recovery he again sought for active ser- made, but arriving at Prince of Wales's,
He repaired tu Holiand, where Island on the 20th of December, 1802, the Duke of York had taken the com- he found Admiral Rainier, who directed mand, and rendered great and essential the Arrogant and Orpheus to proceed to service to the ariny. Being intrusted, Macao with the Indianen. In 1803 he along with Captain Godfrey, with the sailed into the Red Sea, and in March command of three gun buats stationed anchored in the harbour of Suez. His on the canal of Alkmaar, they protected arrang ents for preventing the plague, the flanks of the Anglo-Russians, and which was raging in Alexandria, from: so annoyed the advancing columns of communicating with the harbour of the Gallo-Batavian army as to acquire Suez and the shipping, were highly spipraise in the dispatches of the Com- rited and judicious. mander in Chief for their spirited and The Commodore being nominated judicious conduct. lo 1798 he orga
Ambassador to the States of Arabia, ennized the corps of bea fencibles at home, tered into a regular correspondence with the men having protections from the the Viceroy of Egitto, then residing at impress, to which they were before sub. Cairo, respecting an interchange of ject. A Post Captain, with a certain commodities with the India Company's number of Commanders and Lieute. settlement across the Desert, on paying nants were appointed for a certain por- stipulated duties; but in consequence tion of coast with liberal allowances. of violent changes wbich occurred in the The men were to receive one shilling infidel government, the treaty failed. each muster; they generally occurred He accepted an invitation of the Pacha on Sunday, and interfered little with of Egypt to visit Cairo. His Holiness their usual occupation. England was sent an officer of his household, with a divided into districts, and Sir Home no- troop of dromedaries, and many led minated to the command from Beachy horses to Suez, and they agreed to terms Head to Deal, which be beld until 1800. favourable to the English, respecting In 1800, being appointed to the com- the tarifi' of customs to be paid in the mand of an important expedition, be dominions of the Porte on ihe coast of sailed on the 5th December for the East the Red Sea, so as to secure among the Indies with a powerful squadron. After rest a monopoly of the coffee trade. He rendering numervus services both of a also made a journey to Tais for the same political and military character in the purpose, and incurred great peril and affairs of the East, he repaired to Cal- fatigue. At length be returned to Engcutta to bave an interview with the Go- land with the approbation of the Goveroor-General in person. He visited vernor-General of Bengal. On bis arthe Marquis Wellesley, and at his Lord- rival he found a new Ministry, and a ship's particular request, accompanied new Board of Admiralty. Soon after a him in bis journey to Oude, in the course Court of Inquiry was instituted to inves