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Dr. Heslop, as was once said of a certain 1801, Sir James Marriot and William
church dignitary, and may perchance Smith, Esq. were returned, but at that
be said of another -- that he died of 1802 (Mr. Crespigny having trans-
“ shamefully rich," -- to the surprise of ferred to Sir John his interest in the
all who misjudged his public means, and borouglı, which, though it had been fre-
knew not the private demands upon it, quently defeated, was of great power
the late Rector of Marylebone died he was again elected, and continued to
poor. - New Monthly Magazine. sit for Sudbury till 1819, when, having

HIPPISLEY, Sir John Coxe, Bart, represented it in five parliaments, he
of Warfield Grove, Berks, recorder of retired.
Sudbury; T. C.L., F. R. and A.S.; May In 1792 he returned to Italy, where
3 ; in Grovesnor-street; in his 80th year. he continued till 1796, employed in

The Hippisleys are a Somersetshire many important negociations, the bene,
family, which has been traced to an ficial results of which were acknow.
early period. Sir John was the only ledged in the most flattering manner by
surviving son of William Hippisley, Esq. his majesty's ministers.
of Yatton, Somerset, by Anne, eldest In 1796, at the instance of the late
daughter of Robert Webb, Esq. of king of Wirtemburg, he was engaged
Cromhall, county of Gloucester (the in the negociation of that prince's mar-
representative of the ancient family of riage with the Princess Royal of Great
Clyfford House, Somerset); he was Britain, an alliance considered at the
named Coxe, from his paternal grand- time as likely to be of great importance,
inother Dorothy, only daughter of Wil. his Serene Highness being the brother-
liam Coxe, Esq. of East Harptree, So- in-law of the Emperors of Germany and

Russia. In consequence of the success
He was a student of Hertford Col- of that negociation, Sir John Coxe Hip-
lege, Oxford, and created D. C. L. pisley was created a baronet of Warfield
July 3, 1776 ; he was early entered as Grove, Berks, April 30, 1796. The
a student, and became a Bencher of reigning Duke of Wirtemburg, by let-
the honourable society of the Inner ters patent, granted to Sir John and his
Temple. In 1779 and 1780, being in posterity the right of bearing his ducal
Italy, he was engaged in many commu- arms, with the motto of the Great Order
nications to government. At Rome, of Wirtemburg, “ Amicitiæ virtutisque
early in the latter year, he married fædus. This grant was confirmed by
Margaret, second daughter of Sir John the King of Great Britain's sign ma-
Stuart, Bart. of Allanbank, county of nual, July 7, 1797, and commanded to
Berwick. By this lady, who died at be registered in the College of Arms.
Brompton, September 24, 1799, aged The arms of Wirtemburg are borne on
44, he had one son, John Stuart (born the breasts of the baronet's supporters,
August 16, 1790), who has succeeded which are eagles regardant rising sable.
to his title, and three daughters, Mar- On the alliance taking place, Sir John
garet Frances, married (July 6, 1805) was appointed, together with the Duke
to Thomas Strangeways Horner, Esq. of Portland, Lord Grenville, and Mr.
of Mells Park, Somerset, Windham- Chancellor Pitt, a commissioner and
Barbara, and Louisa-Apne. On his trustee of her Royal Highness's mar-
return, in the following year, he was re- riage settlement.
commended by Lord North, then at the The benevolent and munificent act
head of the Treasury, to the Court of of his late Majesty towards the unfor-
Directors of the East India Company, tunate representative of the house of
by whom he was appointed to that ser. Stuart, and the expressive feelings of
vice with the advanced rank of four dignified gratitude with which the boon
years. He resigned this employment was accepted and acknowledged, are
in 1789, having held offices of great facts generally known and applauded.
trust and importance in the kingdom of The distresses of the Cardinal of York
Tanjore during the war with Hyder were originally notified to his Majesty,
Ally, and his son Tippoo Sultaun. in consequence of the letters addressed
Soon after his return to England he to Sir J. Hippisley by the Cardinal
was appointed recorder of Sudbury, and Borgia ; and the transaction may well
he was thereby introduced, at the gene- be considered as an interesting feature
ral election of 1790, into the represent- in the reign of George the Good.
ation of that borough. At the two fol- Sir John served as High Sheriff of
lowing general elections, in 1796 and Buckinghamshire in 1800. In the

munications on Prison Discipline, ad-
dressed to His Majesty's Secretary for
the Home Department.

The particulars here related refer
chiefly to the public life of Sir J. C.
Hippisley, but if the moral portrait of
the deceased be sketched from his con-
duct as a husband, a father, a friend,
and a neighbour, it forms the best
estimate of his worth. Gentleman's



HOLLIS, John, Esq. Nov. 26th,
1824; at High Wycombe, Bucks; aged
He was the last descendant in the
male line of an opulent dissenting fa-
mily, well known in other counties, as
well as in Buckinghamshire, for their
zealous attachment to the cause of civil
and religious liberty, and for their li
beral support of it. The Hollis family
left Yorkshire about the middle of the
seventeenth century, and established in
the Minories, London, a trade in what
is called hardware, by which they ac-
quired very considerable property.
this family was the celebrated republican
Thomas Hollis. The late Mr. Hollis
was himself distinguished by his inge-
nuous love of truth, and eager and
anxious search after it, by his zeal in the
cause of freedom, and by his kindness
and beneficence. Those who knew him
well, the poor in his neighbourhood, and
many persons in various situations, who
received his benefactions without know-
ing their benefactor, will long expect in
vain, if they should expect that his place
in society will be supplied to them.-
Gentleman's Magazine.

same year he was named in the charter
of the Royal Institution of Great Bri-
tain one of the first managers of that

Sir John Hippisley married, secondly
(February 16, 1801), at Whattley, So-
merset, Elizabeth, daughter of the late
Thomas Horner, of Mells Park, Esq.
and relict of Henry Hippisley Coxe,
Esq. M. P. for Somersetshire (who
was very distantly related to our Ba-
ronet, being descended from the heiress
of the elder branch of the Hippisley
family, seated at Camely, who, by a
remarkable coincidence, had, by mar-
riage with a Coxe, associated the two
names in her family also). By his
second marriage Sir John acquired the
mansion-house of Stone Easton, but
had no issue.

On the installation of the Duke of
Gloucester as Chancellor of the Uni-
versity of Cambridge, in 1811, he re-
ceived the honorary degree of M. A. as
of Trinity College. In 1816 he was
treasurer of the Inner Temple. He
was also a vice-president and constant
supporter of the Literary Fund Society,
one of the principal promoters of the
literary institutions at Bath and Bris-
tol, a member of the Government Com-
mittee of the Turkey Company, and a
vice-president and efficient member
of the West of England Agricultural
Society. He was for many years an
active magistrate for Somersetshire, and
none exceeded him in the zealous dis-
charge of his judicial duties.

In his senatorial capacity he bestowed
considerable attention on the state of
Ireland, and the question of Catholic
emancipation, in favour of which he
published "Observations on the Roman
Catholics of Ireland," 1806, 8vo.-

Substance of additional Observations
intended to have been delivered in the
House of Commons on the Petition of
the Roman Catholics of Ireland," 1806,
8vo." Substance of his Speech in
the House of Commons on the motion
of the Right Hon. H. Grattan, re-
specting the Penal Laws against the
Catholics of Ireland, April 24, 1812,"
8vo." Letters to the Earl of Fin-
gal on the Catholic Claims," 1813,

Sir John was also much interested on
the Tread-Mill question, and in 1823,
published an octavo volume, recom-
mending the Hand Crank-Mill as a
substitute for that machine. The work
consisted of correspondence and com-


HOLMES, Sir Leonard Thomas
Worsley, Bart. Member and Recorder
for the borough of Newport in the Isle
of Wight, Commandant of the Isle of
Wight Yeomanry Cavalry, and an act-
ing magistrate for the county of Hants;
Jan. 10; at his mother's, Dowager Lady
Holmes; after a lingering illness; aged
He was the eldest son of the Rev.
Sir Henry-Worsley Holmes, LL. D.
by Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Leo-
nard Lord Holmes; born July, 1787.
On the death of his father, the eighth
baronet, April 7, 1811, he succeeded to
the title; and June 5, 1813, married
Ann, daughter of John Delgarno, Esq.
and niece of Leonard Troughear,
Lord Holmes (which title became ex-
tinct in 1801); by whom he had issue
three daughters and no son; in conse-
quence, this ancient baronetcy (one of
the earliest creations of James I. in
1611) becomes extinct.



He was a man who, whether his cha-
racter be contemplated in the relations
of private life, as a son, a husband, and
a father; in social life, as a friend and
a gentleman; or in public life, as a
member of parliament and a magi-
strate; has not left his superior on this
side the grave. His urbanity of man-
ners, and kindness of heart, conciliated
towards him the affection and esteem of
all men and all parties, however differ-
ing in worldly views, or divided in reli-
gious or political opinion; whilst his
ample fortune, and great political weight,
enabled him to second the kind affec-
tions of his nature, and to be a friend
to all around him.

On the 19th his remains were re-
moved from Newport, for interment in
the family vault at Arreton. The Isle
of Wight never before witnessed such a
scene as Newport then presented. All
the shops were closed during the day,
and business of every kind suspended,
and each individual, from the nobleman
to the cottager, appeared to vie with each
other in showing respect to his memory.
The funeral procession, which com-
menced precisely at twelve o'clock,
and extended nearly a mile in length,
was composed of the male relatives, ser.
vants, and tenants of the deceased, the
heads of all the families of distinc-
tion in the island, the members of the
Philosophical Society, and Isle of Wight
and Vectis institutions in Newport, every
respectable tradesmen in the town, and
the members of the several Masonic
lodges in the island. Twenty-six car-
riages were counted, and in them many
persons of distinction. Gentleman's



JERMYN, Edmund, Gent., Dec. 28,
1824, at Harwich, greatly respected,
and in his 72d year. Mr. Jermyn was
the senior Capital Burgess, and Cham-
berlain of that borough. He was de-
scended from the Depden branch of the
very ancient family of the Jermyns,
which was long seated at Rishbrook,
now called Rushbrook, in Suffolk, which
was possessed of land in that parish as
early as the commencement of the 13th
century; and one of whom was the
erector of the venerable hall, a fine
specimen of the Elizabethan æra, The
elder branch of this family ended in
heirs general, coheiresses on the decease
of Thomas Lerd Jermyn, Baron of St.

Edmund's Bury, in 1703, who was the
nephew of Henry Jermyn, Earl of St.
Alban's, and the eldest brother of Henry
Lord Jermyn, Baron of Dover. The
Editors of The Magna Britannia"
state in their account of this noble family
that "there is hardly a man in England
of the name of Jermyn." The ances-
tors of the late Mr. Jermyn were for-
merly seated at Great Welnetham, and
Hesset, in Suffolk.-Gentleman's Ma-

JERNINGHAM, Lady Frances,
relict of Sir William Jerningham, sixth
Baronet, of Cossey, Norfolk; March 2;
at her house in Bolton-Row; aged 77.

She was the eldest daughter of Henry,
eleventh Viscount Dillon, by Lady
Charlotte Lee, daughter of George, first
Earl of Lichfield (and grand-daughter
of Lady Charlotte Fitzroy, daughter of
King Charles II.) She was married
to Sir William Jerningham, in June
1767. He was the representative of
one of the few remaining families of
English gentry, prior in date to the
Conquest, and was descended, on his
mother's side, from King Edward III.
Sir William died in 1809, leaving by
his widow, the present Baron Stafford,
and Frances Georgiana, lady of Sir
Richard Bedingfield, besides two sons,
since cut off in the flower of their age;
viz. William, who signalized himself by
his distinguished bravery in the Austrian
service; and Edward, an English bar-
rister, and Secretary of the late British
Catholic Board, whose memory is af-
fectionately cherished by all who knew
him, and whose death was an irreparable
loss to the members of his communion.
The venerable lady whose decease we
now record, had been declining in health
for the last twelve months, and breathed
her last without a struggle. Her dig-
nified person, courteous manners, and
undissembled piety, had long rendered
her an object of veneration and respect
to the friends of the family, and to the
numerous individuals who participated
in its hospitality.-Gentleman's Maga-

JOHNSTON, Lieut.-Col. Arthur;
formerly in the 19th reg. foot, and 2d
Ceylon battalion; late in His Majesty's
regiment of Royal Corsican Rangers,
and Assistant Commandant at the
Senior Department of the Royal Mili-
tary College, Farnham; June 8, 1824;
at Sholden Lodge, Hants.

As a military man, Col. Johnston
will be long remembered in India,




especially for his seizure of the capital eighty-seventh year of his age, univer-
of Ceylon in 1804, which

sally respected by an extensive circle of
achievement in oriental warfare not to friends. At the early part of his life
be surpassed. With a detachment of he was surgeon in the Oxford Blue re-
70 European and 305 Native troops giment, which he resigned, and settled
he penetrated nearly 200 miles through in the profession at Northampton at the
a mountainous and most unhealthy age of twenty-six. In the year 1763
part of the Island, to the heart of the was elected surgeon to the Northamp-
kingdom of Candy, and in spite of the ton County Infirmary, which was esta.
destructive mode of warfare practised blished in 1743, under the superin-
by the natives of that country, suc-

tendence of the late Dr. Stonehouse.
ceeded in gaining possession of their From the general benefit which con-
capital town; but which, being dis- tinued to be derived by the afflicted, it
appointed in his expectation of support was resolved by the governors in 1790,
from other detachments of the govern- that a voluntary subscription should be
ment forces, he was compelled to eva- immediately opened, to provide a more
cuate, and under difficulties and suf- eligible situation, which also received
ferings the most appalling, his ammu- the most ardent support of the clergy,
nition all spent, and his men sinking with the benevolence of their parishion-
under disease, and harrassed day and ers throughout the county.

When a
night by an invisible foe; he neverthe. suitable site of seven acres of land was
less effected his retreat to Trincomalee, obtained, on the east of St. Giles's
with the loss of only eight Europeans church, and an edifice erected for the ac-
and forty-eight Natives ; an exploit commodation of ninety-six in-patients,
worthy of his family and of the British and an unlimited number of out-pa-

tients, admitted from all counties, the
His constitution, however, having whole arrangements were confided to
been radically injured by the climate the direction of Dr Kerr, Mr. Charles
of Ceylon, he was compelled to retire Smith, and able architects. On the
early from public service, and induced completion of the Infirmary, in 1793,
to alleviate as much as possible the Dr. Kerr having afforded much general
sufferings of sickness, by domestic en- satisfaction to the governors by his un-
dearments; in the relations of private paralleled a:tention to the institution,
life the energy of his intellect, the so much respectful deference was shown
moral dignity of his principles, and to him that no professional gentlemen
the nobleness of his feelings, though were introduced by the governors but
acknowledged with esteem and respect those who had his sanction and ap-
by all that knew him, can be duly proval. This continued to be adhered
appreciated by those only, who had also to from the admission of the patients
earned his love; he lived in the exer- in the new establishment to 1824. In
cise of many noble virtues, and he died this year, when he had entered into his
with a purity and fervour of Christian fiftieth year at the Institution, the go-
faith which, while it soothes the vernors requested Dr. Kerr to sit for
remembrances, cannot but influence his portrait, which was painted by Mr.
the lives of those with whom he was Phillips, R. A. and afterwards engraved

by Mr. Sayer. He was a zealous
Col. Johnston was the eldest son friend to the King and Church Esta-
of the late John Johnston of Clare, Wishment. Indefatigable in the early
county of Tyrone, Ireland, Esq. de- commencement of the war, 1793-4, he
scended from the ancient family of that raised an entire regiment, called the
name in Annandale, in Scotland. He Northamptonshire Fencibles, for the ser-
was born at Lifford, county of Donne- vice of government, and obtained the co-
gal, July 1778, and married Feb. 1817, lonelcy for his son, now Major-general
Martha, daughter of the late Thomas Kerr. He also raised a troop of North-
Smith, Esq. of Shalden Lodge, Hants. amptonshire Volunteer Cavalry, of
Private Communication.

which he was Captain-commandant till
1823, when they were disembodied.

He was firmly attached to the borough

of Northampton, and was at all times

zealous in the public welfare.
KERR, William, M.D. at North- The central situation of Leamington
ampton, September 4, 1824, in the Spa, and the very high opinion he en.

tertained of the beneficial effects of
those waters, induced him to become a
warm patron in promoting the interest
of the inhabitants; and the magnificence
of the place owes its fame chiefly to the
recommendation of the venerable Dr.
Kerr, and the public spirit of others.
On the 10th of September his remains
were interred in a vault within St. Se-
pulchre's church, attended by upwards
of forty governors of the Infirmary,
who all sympathized in the loss of their
revered friend.-Gentleman's Magazine.


LAMB, Sir James Bland, Bart.
D. C.L. This gentleman, when known
by the name of Burges, greatly distin-
guished himself in politics and litera-


He was the only son of George
Burges, Esq. a military officer, and
afterwards comptroller-general of the
customs in North Britain, by the ho-
nourable Anne Wichnoure Somerville,
only daughter of James, tenth Lord So-
merville, and was born at Gibraltar,
June 8, 1752. He was about seven
years under the tuition of the Rev. Dr.
Somerville, author of "The History of
the Reign of Queen Anne, &c." during
which time he attended for the space of
two years the University of Edinburgh.
He was then placed at Westminster
school, where he continued till Christ-
mas 1769, when he was removed to
University college, Oxford, and placed
under the tuition of Dr. Scott (now
Lord Stowell). Having left the Uni-
versity in 1773, he made the tour of
France, Italy, Switzerland, and part of
Germany. On his return he attended
the courts in Westminster-hall; and in
Easter Term, 1777, was called to the
bar by the society of Lincoln's Inn.

On the 19th of June that year, he
married the honourable Elizabeth Noel,
second daughter of Edward Viscount
Wentworth, who died in 1779, without
issue. In 1778 he published "Heroic
Epistles from Serjeant Bradshaw in the
Shades, to John Dunning, Esq." De-
cember 16, 1780, he married, 2dly,
Anne, third daughter of Lieutenant-
Colonel Lewis Charles Montelieu, Ba-
ron of St. Hypolite; by whom (who
died October 17, 1810) he had issue
ten children. In 1783 appeared his
"Considerations on the Law of Insol-
vency," 8vo; and a "Letter to the Earl

of Effingham on his lately proposed
Act of Insolvency," 8vo.

These were works of acknowledged
merit and authority. He was, however,
induced to relinquish the profession of
law. In very early life he had formed
a close intimacy with Mr. Pitt and the
late Duke of Leeds, who, being anxious
to attach to their party one so highly
talented, prevailed upon him to embark
in political affairs.

In 1787 he was returned M. P. for
Helston in Cornwall, and in 1790 re-
chosen. In August 1789 he was ap-
pointed one of the under secretaries of
state for the foreign department. In
the course of that year, Mr. Burges
published an "Address to the Country
Gentlemen of England and Wales, on
County Courts," 8vo.; and in 1790,
"Letters on the Spanish Aggression at
Nootka," 8vo. published under the sig-
nature of Verus. He also privately
printed a "Narrative of the Negocia-
tions between France and Spain in
1790." In 1794, Mr. Burges, Evan
Nepean, and Stephen Cotterell, Esqrs.
were appointed Joint Commissioners of
the Privy Seal.

Mr. Burges and another under sec-
retary of state, of congenial talents and
attachment to the British constitution,
not mere servility to the government of
the time, were the founders of "The
Sun" newspaper, under the sanction of
Mr. Pitt. Among the effusions of wit,
humour, and satire with which he en-
livened the columns of that newspaper
in its early days, were a series of verses
entitled The Casuist, in which he pour-
trayed, with poetical spirit and charac-
teristic truth, the chief members of the
Opposition at that period; and several
admirable tales, among which was The
Bishop's Wig. Of a graver cast were a
series of letters under the signature of
Alfred, in which he took a comprehen-
sive view of the several states, political
objects, and relative interests of all Eu-
ropean governments. These letters he
collected and published in 1792, in one
8vo. volume, which contains such solid
matter as may be useful to statesmen at
all periods.

On resigning his office of under se-
cretary of state, he was created, October
31, 1795, a Baronet, of Burville,
Berks; and was also appointed for life
Knight Marshal of the King's house-

Having now retired from all political
duties, he devoted himself entirely to

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