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bounty and benevolence were as smell resembling the fresh discharge conspicuous in the hour of distress, of cannon. as his fortitude was apparent in the The drivers on the road from Samoment of danger.

lisbury, and the passengers, corro: Between four and five borate the testimony, that the light23d.

o'clock in the morning, a ning was rather like a stream of violent storm blew from the south- fuid from a glass-house furnace; west, attended with successive flashes and the horses were fo generally of lightning, and continued rolls terrified, that with 'difficulty they of loud thunder, succeeded by heavy got on. Showers of hail and rain. Part of At Purfleet and Erith, which are the copper roofing of the new on the opposite sides of the river, a ftone buildings in Lincoln's-inn was few miles above Gravesend, the inblown over the Six Clerks' office habitants were in one continued into Chancery-lane, and some part alarm the greater part of the night, of it over the roofs of the op- for fear of the gunpowder magaposite houses in the lane, into a zine taking fire by the continued yard, and part passed through a gar- lightning. ret window of one of those houses, At Harrow-on-the-Hill and St. inhabited by Mr. White; so that Alban's, both elevated fituations, it must have been raised near a the ele&rical shock was very sensihundred feet into the air. Thir- bly felt, but no mischief done; teen trees were blown down in though at the latter the fire was Lincoln's-inn gardens. A maid- seen to play through and about the servant of counsellor Graham's was abbey fteeple in a singular manner, killed in her bed, by the falling As a proof that the storm was of a stack of chimnies, at his cham- as wide and extenfive as awefully bers on the south side of Lincoln's- dreadful, at Springfield near' Col. inn New-square: his man-servant chester, the hail-stones were very fortunately escaped, by quitting his heavy, the lightning continual, and, bed on the first alarm. Several trees with the thunder, resembled the bewere blown down in Moorfields. fieging of a fortress by the moit Many houses were unroofed, and formidable

enemy. others suffered confiderably.

At the Nore,' a floop, thąt caft The high piles of wood in most of anchor during the tempest, had ber the timber-yards round the metro fails torn from the mafts, but polis were blown down.

body hurt At Walthamstow, a large barn, The steeple of Beckenham church several stacks of chimnies, and fe- in Kent, a spire built of singles, veral trees were blown down. was fired, and a part destroyed.

At Windsor, the Atorm was very The singles of the spire of Hordreadful; the sentinels on guard sham church, in Susiex, were set on upon the terrace describe the air to fire, but were extinguithed by the have been so luminous, that they rain. could for a minute see at very A hovel belonging to Mr. Grant, great distances; and inftantly after it of Towcefter, was blown down by became dark in the extreme, with a the violence of the wind, by which

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accident, four cows that were under several parts were torn up by the it at the time were killed. A barn roots; and in one place a cottage at Blisworth was likewise blown was blown down, by which a man, down. Trees were blown up by his wife, and four boys, were killed the roots, the thatch stripped off cot. in their beds. In another place the tages, and many chimnies blown wind.quite unroofed the house of a down, in different parts of the gentleman, and blew the bell, &c. country.

which stood on his coach-house, seA very large elm tree, by the side veral yards, shattered the gable end of the road about a mile from Brent- of the stables, in which were fix fine. wood, was struck down by the light- coach-horses and five hunters: they ning, about two yards from the bot- all, however, escaped unhurt, except tom, and fell across the road, about two hunters that were in the stalls five yards before the leaders of the nearest the west end, one of which was Ipswich mail coach. All the horses killed on the spot, the other maimed turned round, snapped the pole, fo much, that it was necessary to overset the coach, and tore the har. Thoot it immediately. A very fine ness to pieces. By the construction large hot-house, built the last sumof the mail coach, the passengers mer, was also entirely levelled with escaped unhurt; but the guard re the ground; and the gardener, who ceived a bruise in his leg.

"lived close to it, suffered very much, The driver of the Liverpool stage- fome bricks, tiles, &c. falling coach was terribly scorched by the through the roof and top of the bed, lightning; and the drivers of the which broke his left arm, and bruised different mails had the utmoit dif- his thigh exceedingly. ficulty to make their horses keep the The storm was severely felt in road.

many parts of France. Several At Whitehaven, in the night it houses at Dunkirk were thrown became tempestuous; the wind raged down, and much damage done dreadfully; there was much thunder among the shipping. and lightning, and a great deal of Died, near Blarnev, in the county hail and feet fell. The tide in the of Cork, in Ireland, aged 84, Owen harbour flowed much earlier than M‘Carthy, esq. commonly called the usual time, and rose to an asto. Master-na-moran, or lord or master nishing height. Several of the of the principality of Moran. He fhips (there were a great number in has left an only son, now governor port) broke adrift in the course of of Miranda, and colonel of a regithe night, and many of them were ment of horse in the Portuguese damaged, but none materially. The service. The deceased had 15 broprofpect of the sea, with the coming thers, 13 of whom emigrated for tide, was alarming beyond descrip- bread, after losing their éstates in tion; the huge billows, chafing that kingdom, and were promoted each other, broke with irresistible to high ranks in the different armies fury over the outer works of the of France, Spain, Portugal, and harbour, and all was whitened with Germany. the foam.

At Arlescote-houle, near EdgeAccounts from North Wales are hill; in the county of Warwick, Mr. full of melancholy events. Trees in Thicknesse, many years high master,

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of St. Paul's school, from which em- fured: 6 feet 4 inches round the
ployment he had retired near waist.
twenty years. He died in the 77th
year of his age.

The mercers
company had to great an opinion
of his worth, and so much gratitude BIRTHS for the Year 1790.

r1790. for his services, that they would not consent to his resignation, until he Jan. 1. Lady Compton, a son and had named his successor; and they

heir. settled upon him, during his life, 21. Lady of Sir Tho. Whichone hundred guineas a year. The

cote, bart. a son. late Mr. Holbeach, a bachelor of Feb. 9. Lady of Reg. Pole Carew, large fortune in Warwickshire, had

esq. M. P. a daughter. been Mr. Thicknesse's friend from 13. Lady Warren, of Staplethe time he was upon the founda

ford-hall, a daughter. tion at Winchester; and, when he 24. Right hon, lady Charlotte resigned St. Paul's school, the good

Dundas, a daughter. old man desired him to retire to a

Lady Herbert, a daughter. wing of his old mansion-house, which

Lady Apíley, a fon and he had left standing for that purpose

heir. more than fifty years before. When March 16. Lady of fir John Frede. Mr. Thicknesse arrived at this plea

rick, bart. a daughter. sant remnant of hospitality and 19. Hon. Mrs. Finch Hatcon, goodness, situated in the midst of a

a daughter. noble park, he found a good fire April 5. Lady of the bishop of Linburning upon all the hearths in the

coln, a son. house; his binns filled with wines, 11. Lady viscount Falmouth, a and an annuity upon his table, the

son. donation of the generous owner :

23. Lady of W. Baker, esq. but alas ! before the revolution

M.P. a daughter. of one year, while Mr. Thicknesse Lady Louvaine, a son. and he were at dinner together, the Lady Willoughby of Erefgood old man threw his head back by, a daughter. in his chair, and died without a 28. Lady of hon. colonel Fane, groan.

At Alderwalley, Derbyshire, aged May 8. Rt. hon, lady john Russel, 202, Dorothy Fletcher.

a son,' Carlmywark, Galloway, aged 10. Lady of fir John Rous, 108, Jane Walker.

bart. a daughter. At Limerick, aged 102, Mrs. 21. At Paris, the duchess of Magee.

Devonshire, à fon and Near Donaghadee, aged 107, Mr.

heir. James Cree.

Hon. Mrs. Clifford, of New At Uttoxeter, in Staffordshire, ą.

Park, a son and heir. person of the name of Raulin, aged 28. Lady of fir Wm. Foulis, 32, nearly equal in weight to the

bart. a son. celebrated Mr. Bright, of Effex, June 14. Lady Haddo, a son. viz. 34 stone. Though but 5 feet 24. Lady of fir Alex. Jarvis, 6 inches and an half high, he mea

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28. Lady of fir Geo. Rumbold, Nov. 18. Countess of Carysfort, a bart. a fon.

fon.
July 2. Her Sicilian majesty, a Dec. 5. Lady of Geo. Summer,
prince.

efq. M.P. a daughter.
7. Rt. hon. lady Louisa Mac 6. Rt. hon. lady Stourton, a
donald, a daughter.

fon.
Countess of Glasgow, a 29. Lady of J. Blackburne, esą.
daughter.

M. P. a son,
19. Lady of the right hon.

Right hon. lady Compton,
Thomas Steele, M.P.
daughter.

Countess of Caithness, a son.
Aug. 3. Countess of Harrington, a MARRIAGES for the Year 1790.

fon.
4. Lady of hon. Lewis Wat- Jan. 4. Duke of Dorset to Mifs
son, a daughter.

Cope, eldest daughter of
15. Rt. hon. lady Charlotte

lady Hawkesbury. Lenox, a daughter.

Hon. Hen. Fitzroy to Rt. 16. Lady of J. Cox Hippisley,

hon. lady Ann Westley. esq. M. P. a fon and heir.

Hon. Mr. Digby to Miss
20. Lady of col. North, a son.

Gunning, one of her ma-
Right hon. lady Arden, a

jesty's maids of honour.
daughter.

Thomas Langford Brooke,
Lady of Şam. Smith, esq.

esq. of More, to Miss
M. P, a daughter

Boughton, eldest daughter Sept. 18. Lady of sir David Carne

of fir Th. Boughton, gie, bart, a daughter.

bart. Lady of fir John Ingilby,

Rev. J. Jones, D.D. to the bart. a daughter.

dowager viscountess Ash25. Lady of John Anstruther,

brook. esq. M.P. a son.

Earl of Errol to Miss Blake, 30. Lady of hon. col. Rodney,

eldest daughter of J. Blake,

of Ardfry, county of O&. 4. Countess of Lauderdale, a

Galway, esq. daughter.

Owen Wynne, esg. M. P. 6. Lady of fir Geo. A. W.

to lady Sarah Cole. Shuckburgh, baronet, a

Edw. jeron Rickets, efq. daughter.

to the hon. Miss Twille8. Lady of fir Wm. Cunning

ton. ham, bart. a son.

Feb. Hon. John Spencer to lady
9. Lady Grace Douglas, of

Eliz. Spencer.
Cavers, a son.

Miles Sandys, Esq. to Miss
35. Lady of fir James Col-

Dalrymple, daughter of fir
quhoun, bart. a daughter.

J. Dalrymple, bart.
Rt. hon. lady Charles So 24. Hen. Otway, efq. to Miss
merset, a daughter.

Cave, fifter of fir Thomas
31. Lady of fir Henry Dash-

Cave.
wood, bart, a daughter. March 3. Hon. Mr. Montagu, son of

viscount

a lon.

to

viscount Hinchinbrook, to

Wm. Hen. Beauchamp, esq. Miss Buckingham.

son of fir W. Beauchamp 5. John Calcraft, efq. M. P.

Proctor, bart. to Miss to Miss Hales, daughter

Frances Davis. of fir Pym Hales, bart.

Hen. Methold, esq. to Miss 22. Hon. Ed. Foley to Miss

Eden, daughter of fir J. Hodgetts.

Eden, bart. 27. Col. Freemantle to the hon. July. Ch. Yorke, esq. M. P. to Mifs Ongley

Mifs Harriet ManningIn Italy, earl of Home to

ham. Miss Coutts.

Humph. Prideaux, esq. to April. Rev. J. Eyre to Miss Char

Miss St. Aubyn, daughlotte Armytage, daughter

ter of the late fir J. St. of the late sir George

Aubyn, bart.
Armytage, bart.

Marquis of Graham to lady 13. Hon. Mr. Townshend to

Caroline Montagù, fitter the hon. Miss Southwell.

of the duke of ManchesWilliam Elliott, eldest son

ter. of fir Francis Elliott, bart.

W.P. Hamond, efq. to Miss of Stobbo, to Miss Ruffell.

Carr, daughter of fir 24. Hon. Henry Dillon

Rob. Carr, bart.
Miss Grant.

Sir Wm. Wake, bart. to May. Col. Loftus to the right hon.

Miss Sitwell.
Jady Eliz. Townshend.

Aug. Hon. capt. Townshend to
Ch. Hoare, esq. to Miss

Miss Gladwyn.
Robinson, daughter of fir Wm. Trenchard, esq. to
Geo. Robinson, bart.

lady Hester Amelia de Edw. Hay, efq. to the hon.

Burgh, fister of the marMifs Maria Murray,

quis

of Clanricarde. daughter of lord Elibank.

Sir Griffith Boyntun, bart. Col. Hotham to Miss Dyke,

to Miss Parkhurst. daughter of fir J. Dixon

Hon. Spencer Perrival to Dyke, bart.

Miss Jane Wilson, daughJune. Hon. and Rev. Arch. Ham.

ter of sir Tho. Spencer Cathcart to Miss Fr.

Wilson, bart.
Henry Freemantle.

Benj. Jennings, esq. to the
Eben. Oliphant, esq. to Miss

dow. viscountels Dudley Mary Stirling, daughter

and Ward. of fir W. Stirling, of Ar

Cap. Ch. Irvine to Miss dock, bart.

Diana Gordon, daughter Wyndham Knatchbull, esq.

of the late fir Alexander to Miss Knatchbull, fil

Gordon of Lessmoor, bart. ter of fir Edward Knatch

Sir Ch. Afgill, bart. to bull, bart.

Miss Jemima SophiaOgle, Edw. Southwood Percival,

daughter of fir. Chaloner efg. to

Miss Sutton, daughter of the late lord Rev. Str.' Mafter to Miss Ģeo. Manners Sutton.

Eliz.

Ogle, bart.

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