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he thought, without impropriety; for it appears, under the Patent, that the patentee has secured to himself a right to offer brass, tin, or any other metals or composition of metals. This Court cannot limit human art, nor is it possible to say, looking at the discoveries of our own days, whether other metals may not be brought within attainable compass. It is worthy of observation also, that Coffins were, from their construction, out of the reach of internal examination, and there was no means to prevent their being varnished, painted, or tinned, without fear of discovery; while parishes would still be under the necessity of receiving them, on the bona fide of the maker; for he was not excluded, under the Patent, from introducing more durable metals. It appeared too much to say that the Coffins would be always of the exact quality of those specified in the articles; parishes, therefore, have a right to guard themselves against other disguises. The parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, the subject of the present dispute, was in the most crowded part of the town, with a dense population, both of living and dead: both populations were rapidly increasing, and in the four cemeteries belonging to it, the bodies were as closely packed as decency would admit of. And he would ask, was a parish thus circumstanced fit for an experiment like this, for such it must be deemed by its most favourable advocates? When he weigh. ed the serious inconvenience to the parish, against the individual profit of the patentee, he could not hesitate on such an alternative. The patentee must be contented to await the issue of further experiment and observation, before he could reap that abundant harvest which would hereafter accrue to him, if it should turn out that his premises were well founded; let experience show that the apprehensions of the Court were groundless, and it was to be hoped that parishes would be then ready to do their duty; but the Court must know much more than it at present did, before it could overthrow its present opinion. The sum proposed to be charged in the Table of Fees for Iron Coffins, was 10%. extra; and what made it of more weight was, that the parish of St. George, Hanover Square, a parish peculiarly well governed, had adopted the same. Had it fallen to the Court to fix the quantum, it would probably have fixed a lower fee, and in other parishes he observed that to be the case; St. Saviour, Southwark, had proposed 51.; and St. George in the East, 61. 9s. 6d. ; doubtless the matter had been well considered by them, and that there were good grounds for the fees proposed; and it was not for the Court to disturb what had been done, founded, as he concluded it to be, on local
circumstances. The Court could not in the face of evidence, where the preponderance was considered to be in favour of the durability of iron, come to any other decision. The only point upon which he hesitated was the condition in the Table of Fees, that the depth of the graves in which metallic Coffins were to be deposited, should be 15 feet; and he must confess that he could see neither the justice nor prudence of this proposition; if the parish demand and receive a larger fee for Iron Coffins, they were entitled to the same ground as those of wood, the additional fee being a compensation for their longer duration; he still more objected to it on the ground of the increased expense to which parties would be subjected for a grave of that depth; besides, if such a measure were adopted, parishes would have no means of observing the decay of these Coffins by occasional observation, so as hereafter to come to a practical conclusion on the subject. The learned Judge concluded by expressing a wish that this point should be re-considered, and when they had so done, and the Table of Fees were again laid before him, amended in that respect, he should be prepared to confirm it accordingly.
The Parish having since complied with the recommendation, by making no restriction as to depth, the Table of Fees has been confirmed in the usual manner. Doctors' Commons.
At the Parish Church of St. Paul, Covent garden, a converted Jew was ordained by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of St. David's, in the presence of a very large congregation.
We observe, from an account lately laid before the House of Commons, "shewing the sums received and paid monthly by the Commissioners for the reduction of the National Debt, on account of the Banks for Savings, in England, from the 6th of August, 1817, to the 5th of April, 1821," that the deposits in these banks have amounted to no less than 3,726,7931.; while only 219,0727. have been paid back.
ISSUE OF SOVEREIGNS. This morning the Bank commenced exchanging Sovereigns for Bank notes; but few applications were made. A little form is necessary to receive them. The parties have to write their names and place of abode on the upper note, then present them to the Cashier for signature, at the same time saying they are to be exchanged for Sovereigns: afterwards they are to be taken to the Dividend Warrant Office, in the Bank-yard, which place is appropriated expressly for the purpose. The Tel
lers in the Hall of the Bank are the persons appointed to pay 57. notes and upwards. The Bankers, instead of the usual supply of small notes, received sovereigns only; and their introduction, therefore, into general circulation, was almost instantaneous. No notes of the denomination of 1. are now to be procured at the different bankers in the City; and the same difficulty exists at the Bank itself, the Directors intending, as we are assured, not to issue any more of that description at present; reserving the power which they possess under the Act, of doing so, for any emergency that may arise, affecting either their own supply of specie, or the demands of the country circulation. Inspectors have been sent to the principal towns to detect the forged notes that will probably on this occasion be presented.
The following is the official statement of the number of Bank Notes and Bank Post Bills in circulation, made up to Friday, April 6:
£.1 and £2.............6,481,233.
Thursday, May 10.
The Incorporated Society for the MaDagement of the Literary Fund held their Anniversary at the Freemason's Tavern. It is an Institution of such a character, that while none can have a stronger claim upon the support of every friend to Learning and to Humanity, it has this peculiarity, that it cannot impress the public with a deep sense of its merits by a display of the objects to whom it has restored life and hope. The stream of its beneficence must be silent, or cease to flow. The man of education and talent, although of all men the most afflicted by the pressure of want, is yet too sensitive and too high-spirited to stand forth to the world as the dependant on charitable aid.
GENT. MAG. May, 1821.
In spite of this obstacle, for it is one as far as the bringing together a numerous body is an object, this Institution is rapidly gaining ground; and we have much pleasure in announcing, that the attendance at the Anniversary this day was not only respectable in the highest degree, but so numerous as to afford a proof that the Society had made a large addition to its friends. The Earl of Chichester was in the Chair, supported by Lord Pomfret, Lord Blessington, Sir J. C. Hippisley, J. Fuller, esq. Sir T. Lawrence, &c. &c. Mr. FitzGerald recited an Anniversary Address*. It was delivered with spirit and feeling, and was warmly applauded.
THE CORONATION.Within the last few days the works in Westminster Hall have been resumed, positive and distinct orders to that effect having been forwarded to the Board of Works. Various alterations are making in the costume of persons attendant on his Majesty. The dress of the pages is to be altered: it is to be blue and gold, richly ornamented, so as to accord with what is termed the King's (formerly the Prince Regent's) uniform. Proclamations respecting the Coronation and the re-assembling of the Court of Claims, it is expected, will be published in a few days. It is usual, we understand, to give at least six weeks' notice in the Gazette of a Coronation, for the information of foreign Ministers and Courts; and the time cannot be positively fixed till the probable period for the prorogation of Parliament may be ascertained.
DRURY LANE THEATRE.
April 24. Mother and Son, a Drama in three Acts; we believe, by Mr. Moncrief. Favourably received; but laid aside for the present, after two performances, on account of Lord Byron's Tragedy, which was first produced on the following night. (See p. 370.)
May 8. The Kind Impostor, called an Operatic Drama, founded upon Cibber's Comedy of She Wou'd and She Wou'd Not. It has been several times performed; but we cannot say that we approve of the present rage for turning sterling comedies into sing-song. Will the next experiment be made on The Provoked Husband, The Jealous Wife, The Clandestine Marriage, or The School for Scandal?
COVENT GARDEN THEATRE. April 23. Undine; or, The Spirit of the Water, a Romantic Drama (we believe, of German origin). The plot is interesting, and the scenery exquisite. It has had a great run.
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PROMOTIONS AND PREFERMENTS.
GAZETTE PROMOTIONS, &c.
April 28. This Gazette notiñes his Majesty's permission to Capt. R. SaumaR.N. to accept and wear the Cross of a Knight of the Austrian Order of Leopold. May 2. 6th Dragoon Guards-General the Hon. Rob. Taylor to be Colonel, vice Lord Carhampton, deceased.
STAFF. Lieut. Col. John Bell to be Deputy Quarter-Master-General at the Cape of Good Hope.
Carleton House, May 4.-The following is a copy of an order from his Majesty to the Marquis of Winchester, Groom of the Stole; which, in obedience to his Majesty's commands, has been communicated by his Lordship to the Lords of his Majesty's Bedchamber:
"The honour of Knighthood having, in two recent instances *, been surreptitiously obtained at the Levee, his Majesty, for the purpose of effectually guarding against all such disgraceful practices in future, has been pleased to direct, that henceforth no person shall be presented to his Majesty at the Levee by the Lord in Waiting, to receive the honour of Knighthood, unless his Majesty's pleasure has been previously signified, in writing, to the Lord in Waiting, by one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State."
May 12. This Gazette notifies, that on the 5th inst. Sir E. Paget took the oaths, as Governor and Commander in Chief of Ceylon.
33d Foot-Lieut. Col. Moffatt, from the 1st Ceylon Regiment, to be Lieut. Col. 41st Ditto-Brevet Major Chambers, to Major.
1st Ceylon Regt.-Lieut. Col. Sullivan, to be Lieut. Colonel.
MEMBERS RETURNED TO PARLIAMENT. May 8. Ludgershall The Earl of Brecknock, v. Earl of Carhampton, dec.
May 15. County of Down-M. Forde, esq. v. Marquis of Londonderry, now a Peer of the United Kingdom.
Orford-Marquis of Londonderry, vice Douglas, Chiltern Hundreds.
Andover-Thos. Asheton Smith, esq. v. his father, Chiltern Hundreds.
Rev. Wm. Evans, M. A. Wigmore V. Herefordshire.
*Allusive, we believe, to Sir Columbine Daniell, and Sir Charles Aldis.
Rev. J. S. Clarke, LL.D. (domestic Chaplain to the King), to a Prebend of the Chapel of St. George, Windsor.
Rev. Robert Williams, to the Living of Llandyfrdog, Anglesey.
Rev. J. Smyth, Keyingham Perpetual Curacy, Yorkshire.
Rev. E. M. Willan, Oving R. Bucks. Rev. T. Lawes, Halberton V. Devon. Rev. Wm. Proctor Thomas, LL.B. Holcombe Prebend in Cathedral of Wells.
Rev. Mark Aitkins, to the Church of the united parishes of Dyke and Moy, in the Presbytery of Forres and county of Moray.
Rev. Wm. Proudfoot, Minister of Shotts, to the Church and Parish of Avendale, Presbytery of Hamilton.
Rev. J. J. Drewe, Alstonefield V. Staffordshire.
Rev. J. Roberts, Quarnford Perpetual Curacy, Staffordshire.
Rev. John Jones, Llanvyrnach and Penrith RR. Pembrokeshire.
Rev. R. Chester, M.A. Elstead R. Sussex. Rev. Wm. Wyvill, B. A. Spenithorne R. York.
Rev. Wm. Ewin Girdlestone, Kelling with Salthouse annexed R. Norfolk.
Rev. Thos. Mills (Chaplain in Ordinary
Rev. P. A. French, Thorp Falcon R.
Rev. R. T. Whalley, M. A. (Prebendary of Wells), Ilchester and Yeovilton RR. Somersetshire.
Rev. John Turner, Corston V. Somersetshire.
Rev. T. Beckwith, East Retford V. Nottinghamshire.
Rev. R. H. Barham (Rector of Spargate), to be a Minor Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral.
Rev. J. H. Bromby (Vicar of Hull), Cheswardine V. Salop.
Rev. R. M. Mant, Mountsea V. and Killodiernan R. in the diocese of Killaloe, Ireland.
Rev. W. L. Rickard, Rufforth Perpetual Curacy, near York.
Rev. Lowther Grisdale, Walmsley Perpetual Curacy, Lancashire.
Rev. R. Hoblyn (Rector of All Saints, Colchester), St. Lawrence Newland R., in Essex.
Rev. Edw. Addison, B. D. Landbeach R. Cambridgeshire.
Rev. G. Proctor, M. A. of Worcester College, to be Head Master of Lewes School, Sussex.
Rev. R. Garvey, to be Head Master of Lincoln Grammar School.
April 25. At Vienna, Lady Vane Stewart (the lady of the British Ambassador) a son, who is heir to the large estates in the county of Durham.
Lately. At Tamworth, Staffordshire, the wife of Thomas Harper, esq. of Pontardawe, Glamorganshire, a son.
May 5. At Berkswell Hall, Warwickshire, the wife of John E. Eardley Wilmot, esq.adau.-13. At Devonshire-street, Lady Frederica Stanhope, a son and heir.-14. At Bourne Grove, Southgate, the wife of Quarles Harris, esq. a daughter.
Nov.1.1820. At Arcot, in the East Indies, Lieut. H. White, to Elizabeth, dau. of the late Rev. Herbert Jeffreys, of Ilford.
Feb. 26. 1821. At Florence, Viscount Tullamore, only son of the Earl of Charleville, to Miss Beaujolois Campbell, dau. of the late Col. Campbell, of Shawfield, and niece to the Duke of Argyll.
March 3. At Lund, in Westmoreland, Jamaica, Lyndon Howard Evelyn, esq. Collector of Customs at Savanna-le-Mer, to Alice, dau. of Benj. Samuda, esq. formerly of that island.
April 19. Newman Hatley, esq. of Langley Lodge, Herts, to Elizabeth, relict of late Mr. J. G. Jones, of Kingsland-road.
21. Geo. Rose, esq. of Lincoln's Inn, to Anne, dau. of the late Capt. Robert Pouncy, of the Hon. East India Company's service. Capt. Baghott, of the 80th regiment, to Charlotte, daughter of the late Col. Sloper, of Tetbury, formerly of Horse Guards Blue. 23. Right Hon. Heneage, Earl of Aylesford, to Lady Augusta Sophia Greville, sister to the Earl of Warwick.
24. The Rev. James Hitchings, of Sunning Hill, to Harriet, daughter of T. V. Cooke, esq. of Bracknall House, East Hampstead.
25. The Rev. H. B. Lennard, son of Sir T. B. Lennard, bart. of Bell House, Essex, to Hebe-Dorothy, daughter of E. Prideaux, esq. late of Haseworthy, Cornwall.
Rev. Charles Bridges, to Harriet, dau. of the late J. Torlesse, esq. of the Hon. East India Company's service.
26. At Upton-upon-Severn, Wm. Hall Buckle, esq. of Chaceley, Worcestershire, to Maria, dau. of the late Rev. Geo. Martin.
C. J. Monkhouse, esq. of Craven-street, Solicitor, son of the Rev. J. Monkhouse, rector of Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, to Amelia-Maria, daughter of the late Rev. R. M. Delafosse, of Richmond, Surrey.
Joshua Hart, esq. of Islington, to the widow of Jos. Meymott, esq. and dau. of the late J. F. Rigaud, esq. R. A.
Sir Wm. Dick, bart. to Caroline, relict of Lieut. col. Fraser, late of 76th reg.
The Rev. Thos. Millingchamp Davies, A. B. to Mary, only child of the late Alderman Bedward, esq. of Chester.
20. At Dublin, the Hon. G. W. Massey (brother to Lord Massey), to Narcissa, second daughter of the late James-HughSmith Barry, esq. of Marbury Hall, Cheshire, and Foty (Cork).
Sir Chas. Gray, one of the Judges of the Supreme Court at Madras, to Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Samuel Clark Jervoise, bart. of Tasworth Park, Hampshire.
Lately. David A. Dewar, esq. of Doles, Hampshire, to Anne, dau. of Richard Magenis, esq. of Grosvenor-place.
May 1. Lieut.-col. Cooper (Groom of the Bedchamber to the Duke of Clarence) to Miss Baker, daughter of the late Sir George Baker, bart.
The Rev. Owen Marden, of Earnley, to Anne, daughter of Mr. Thomas Lucas, of Pulborough, Sussex.
3. The Rev. John Gale Dobree, A. B. of East Bargholt, to Emily-Elizabeth, dau. of the Rev. Jos. Tweed, A. M., rector of Capel St. Mary, Suffolk.
5. Capt. John Drummond, Coldstream Guards, to Miss Georgiana Augusta Finch.
Louis-Henry Desanges, esq. of Finsbury-square, to Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. Dr.Dakins, Chaplain to the Comman⚫ der-in-Chief, of Dean's-yard, Westminster.
7. The Rev. Dr. Geldart, rector of Kirk Deighton, to Eliza, dau. of the late, and sister of the present, Wm. Cutfield, esq. of Bayly's Court, Sussex.
16. At Brailes, co. Warwick, by the Rev. Cornwall Smalley, vicar, Geo. Smalley, esq. A. B. of Trinity-college, Oxford, to the eldest daughter of Captain Hay.
19. At Kent House, Knightsbridge, by special licence, Capt. Frederick Fitzcla rence, of his Majesty's 11th reg. to Lady Augusta Boyle.-The bridegroom is the gallant young Officer who distinguished himself in the seizure and dispersion of the Cato-street Conspirators. The bride is the daughter of the Earl and Countess of Glasgow. The service was performed by the Rev. Dr. Moore, son of the late Archbishop of Canterbury, and attended by their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of York and Clarence, his Grace the Duke of Montrose, Lord Melville, &c. &c.
At Prattlewell, Essex, William Heygate, esq. M. P. and Alderman, to Isabella, fourth daughter; and on the same day, Thomas Pares, esq. M.P. to Octavia, fifth daughter of the late Edward Longdon Mackmurdo, esq. of Clapton, Middlesex.
24. Robert Downes, esq. son of the late Rev. Andrew Downes, of Witham, Essex, to Charlotte- Dorothy, eldest dau. of John Suard, esq. late of Wickham-place, in the same county.
EARL OF CARHAMPTON. April 25. At his house in Brutonstreet, at two o'clock in the morning, in his 78th year, Henry Lawes Luttrell, Earl of Carhampton, Viscount Carhampton of Castlehaven, Baron Irnham of Luttrelstown, Governor of Dublin, Patent Customer at Bristol, a General in the army, and Colonel of the 6th regiment of Dragoon Guards; born August 7, 1743; married, June 25, 1776, Jane, daughter of George Boyd, of Dublin, Esq. one of the most beautiful women of her day, as well as the most amiable, Her Ladyship survives him. He was brother to the beautiful Miss Luttrell, the late Duchess of Cumberland. His Lordship succeeded to his titles on the death of his father, in 1787.-Creations of the first Nobleman, the father of the deceased; Baron, 1768; Viscount, 1781; Earl, 1785.-His Lordship is succeeded in his titles and estates by his only brother, the Hon. John Luttrell Olmius, now Earl of Carhampton, &c. who assumed the name of Olmius on succeeding to the estates of Lord Waltham. His Lordship's death also makes a vacancy in the representation of the borough of Ludgershall, for which he was returned to the House of Commons. He stood third on the list of Generals-those preceding him being the Marquis of Drogheda and Earl Harcourt. Lord Car
hampton, when Colonel Luttrell, opposed the late John Wilkes, Esq. at the memorable election for Middlesex. Some years since he purchased the beautiful and well-known estate, Pains Hill, at Cobham, Surrey, which had been rendered a delightful promenade by the late Mr. Hamilton, and his successor, Benjamin Bond Hopkins, Esq. The park and grounds were continued in the same stile and neatness by his Lordship; in doing which his philanthropy was, among other traits of generosity, eminently conspicuous, by constantly employing a number of old and impotent labourers (who must now evidently be maintained by their respective parishes) in regularly keeping the walks and grounds peculiarly clean and neat. His charities were extensive, but without ostentation, and his loss will be deeply regretted in the neighbourhood of his residence.
The family of Luttrell is of Norman origin, and flourished from a very early period in Lincolnshire and Somersetshire. The late Earl sold the estate of Luttrellstown, co. Dublin, which was
granted by King John to Sir Geoffry Luttrell his ancestor, to Mr. Luke White. The first of the Luttrell family, who resided on the Luttrellstown estate, was Robert Luttrell, younger son of Sir Hugh Luttrell of Dunster Castle, co. Somerset, by Jane Beaumont; he died 15 Hen. VI. seised of the Castle and lands of Luttrellstown.
MARCHIONESS OF WORCESTER.
May 11. At the Duke of Wellington's, in Piccadilly, the Marchioness of Worcester. Her Ladyship was Georgiana Frederica Fitzroy, eldest daughter of the late Hon. Henry Fitzroy, son of Charles, first Lord Southampton, brother of the Duke of Grafton, by Lady Anne Wellesley, sister of the Duke of Wellington and Marquis Wellesley; and was married to the Marquis of Worcester on the 25th of July 1814. Her Ladyship was one of the most intimate and favourite friends of the late Princess Charlotte. She was present at the King's Drawing-room, and also at the Ball, on the night of the same day, given by his Majesty, to celebrate his birth-day, at which the Marchioness danced. On the following day (Friday) she found herself unwell, and in consequence went into a cold bath, which had an effect contrary to what was expected. The Marchioness was on a visit to her Noble Relatives the Duke and Duchess of Wellington, at whose house in Piccadilly she was confined. On Friday morning her case became extremely alarming, and at ten minutes before five o'clock she breathed her last.
SIR RICHARD RODNEY BLIGH, G, C, B.
April 30. At Belle Vue, near Southampton, Sir Richard Rodney Bligh, G. C. B., Admiral of the Red Squadron of his Majesty's Fleet, &c. &c. -Sir Richard was born in Cornwall, in 1737, of an ancient and noble family of that county, and was godson of the late Lord Rodney. He entered the naval service of his country at a very early period of life; but it was not until 1777 that he attained the rank of Post Captain; in which situation, in the command of the Alexander, of 74 guns, in November 1794, he exhibited in a most unequal combat with a French squadron, consisting of five ships of 74 guns, three large 'frigates, and a brig, such courage, and abilities, as, to use the words of a