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deliver the same to his Lordship; whereupon the oath of Lord Chancellor was administered to him.
Feb. 5. This Gazette contains a Proclamation by the King in Council, requiring all persons being in office of authority or government at the decease of the late King, to proceed in the execution of their respective offices, pursuant to the 6th of Queen Anne, and the 57th of his late Majesty.
Rev. J. W. Niblock, (curate of Hitchin, Herts,) Master of the Free School, in that
Rev. R. Wood, A. B. of Dublin, and Perpetual Curate of Heywood, High Master of the valuable Free Grammar School of Bury, in Lancashire, vice Rev. Edward Bushby, resigned.
Rev. T. Fisher, Roche R. Cornwall. Rev. Thomas Garnier, (Rector of Bishop's Stoke, near Winchester,) Brightwell R. near Wallingford, Berks.
Hon. and Rev. Augustus Legge, Chancellor of the Diocese of Winchester, North Waltham R. Hants.
Rev. Mr. Lowe, Hallow V. Worcester. Rev. Edward Graves Meyrick, D. D. Winchfield R. Hants.
Rev. Henry Thomas Austin, M.A. Steventon R. Hants.
Rev. Thomas Dade, M. A. one of the Senior Fellows of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Bincombe with Broadway R. Dorsetshire.
Rev. Benjamin Vale, LL. D. late of Christ College, Cambridge, to be afternoon Lecturer of St. Luke, Middlesex.
Rev. Henry Southall, B. A. Rector of Kington, Worcestershire, Bishampton V. in the same county.
Rev. David Rowland, (Curate of St. Peter's, Carmarthen,) Tregaron V. Cardiganshire.
The Hon. and Rev. Armine Wodehouse, M.A. West Lexham R. Norfolk.
Rev. Edward Herbert, B. A. Abberton R. Worcestershire.
Rev. J. Davies, Evington V. Leicestershire.
Rev. Jer. Burroughes, of Burlington St. Andrew R. Suffolk.
Rev. H. Blunt, Clare V. Suffolk.
Rev. J. Williams Butt, Lakenheath V. Suffolk.
Rev. Harrison Packard, M. A. to the Rectory of Fordley, with the Vicarage of Westleton annexed, Suffolk,
Rev. Charles Leicester to the second portion of Westbury, co. Salop, vice Rev. Dr. Lawrence Gardner, resigned.
Rev. Edward G. Meyrick, D.D. to hold the Rectory of Winchfield, Hants, with the Vicarage of Ramsbury, Wiltshire.
Rev. William Collins Cumming, to hold the Rectory of St. Mary's, Bedford, with the Vicarge of Eaton Bray, in the same county.
Jan. 4. At Lifford, co. Donegall, the wife of the Rev. John Graham, of a son. —— 12. The wife of J. Phipps, esq. Montpellier-house, Leamington, of a daughter. 18. At Hawkewell, Yorkshire, the Lady of Lieut.-col. Coore, of a son.-21. At Llansanfrede, Monmouthshire, Lady Har. riet Jones, of a son. — At Carrah (Limerick), the Lady of Sir Aubrey de Vere Hunt, bart, of a daughter.-23. In Essex, Lady Petre, of a son.— At Edinburgh, Mrs. Johnstone, of Alva, of a daughter, being her 16th child.-31. At Edinburgh, Viscountess Duncan, of a son. - At Westport (Mayo), the Marchioness of Sligo, of a son and heir.
Feb. 1. At Weston-house, Warwickshire, the Countess of Clonmell, of twindaughters. 4. At Harbledown, near Canterbury, the wife of the Rev. J. B. Bunce, a son.-7. At Buckingham-house, Pall-mall, Countess Temple, of a daughter.
-9. In Hill-street, Berkeley-square, the Lady of the Hon. Thomas Knox, of a daughter. In George-street, Hanoversquare, the Countess Cowper, of a daughter.- 10. (In the evening), and 11 (early in the morning), at Hampstead, the wife of Wm. Hall, labourer, of three children, two boys and a girl; the mother and children are all doing well. Two years since she had twins, both of which are now living, and one other child.-12. At her father's, Lieut.-gen. Macleod, St. James'spark, Lady Gardiner, of a son.— 18. At Bumpsted Helion Vicarage, Essex, the wife of Rev. Thomas Mills, of a son.
Lately. In Mountjoy-square, Dublin, Viscountess Massarene, of a son. — At Hipley, near Portsmouth, the wife of Capt. Bashford, of three children; two sons and a daughter, who were doing well, and were baptised on Sunday, Edwin, Henry, and Laura-Anne.
1819, Aug. 23. At Calcutta, Henry Manning, jun. esq. of the Civil Service, son of Henry Manning, esq. of Sidmouth, to Caroline, daughter of Lieut.-gen. Russell, of the Bengal Establishment.
Dec. 28. The Rev. Edw. Royds, B. A. Rector of Brereton, Cheshire, to Mary, daughter of Thomas Molyneux, esq. of Newsham-house, near Liverpool.
1820, Jan. 5. At Cassel, Herman Sillem, esq. of Mark-lane, to Wilhelmina, fourth daughter of Professor Waitz, Physician to his Highness the Elector of Hesse Cassel.
7. Robert Langan, esq. of Ballynacourty (Waterford), to the relict of the late Capt. Dudgeon, of the 60th regiment; and, on his return to his seat, the same day, he was taken ill, and died on the 11th. 8. Capt. John Maitland, R. N. son of the late Hon. Col. R. Maitland, brother of the late Earl of Lauderdale, to Dora, daughter of Colth Bateman, esq. of Bedford (Kerry), Ireland.
12. At Marseilles, Robert, son of the Hon. Robt. Leeson, uncle and presumptive heir of the Earl of Miltown, to Elizabeth, daughter of the late Ralph Marshall, esq. of Callinaferry (Kerry).
14. At Edinburgh, W. F. Campbell, esq. to Lady Elinor Charteris, dau, of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Wemys and March.
17. At Dublin, Sir Stephen May, of Belfast (Antrim), to Frances Stella, dau. of the Rev. B. Nixon, of Paynestown (Meath).
The Rev. W. D. Ridley, to Maria, dau. of Robt. Tidswell, esq. formerly of Oporto. Capt. Forrest, R. N. C. B. to Miss Stonor, niece to George Corey, esq. of Tor Abbey, Devonshire.
Robert, son of Major Wm. Potts, Alderman of the City of Carlisle, to MaryCatherine, daughter of Mrs. Whisson, late of Bath.
18. The Rev. Thomas Stephen Hodges, to Julia, daughter of the late Wm. Boteler, esq. of Eastry, Kent.
19. William, son of Wm. Wilberforce, esq. M.P. to Mary Frances, daughter of the Rev. John Owen, Rector of Paglesham.
20. J. H. Adams, esq. Deputy Commissary General, to Esther, daughter of Ottiwell Wood, esq. of Edge-hill.
J. D. Newbolt, esq. son of Sir J. H. Newbolt, Chief Jastice of Madras, to Blanch, daughter of the late J. Knight, esq. of Faerlynch, Devonshire.
Sir James Stuart, bart. of Allanbank, to Elizabeth Catherine, daughter of the late Elborough Woodcock, esq.
Capt. Sir E. F. Stanhope, bart. R.N. of Stanwell, Middlesex, to Mary, daughter of Major Dowell, late of the Commissary Department on the Hon. East India Company's Bengal Establishment,
22. Lieut. George Franklyn, R.N. to Barbara, daughter of the late John Duth
24. At Myros Wood, co. Cork, Denny Creagh, Moylan, esq. to Miss Mary King, sister of Lady Jodrell, of Sall-hall, co. Norfolk.
25. At Edinburgh, the Hon. Henry Robert Westenra, son of Lord Rossmore, and M.P. for the county of Monaghan, to Miss Anne Douglass Hamilton.
27. The Rev. Henry Parish, A.M. of Epsom, to Sarah, daughter of the late T. Stowers, esq. of Charterhouse-square.
Alex. Teixeira Sampays, esq. of St. Helen's Place, brother of the baron Teixera, of Lisbon, and Agent to the Royal Wine Company of Oporto, to Harriet, daughter of the late Nath, Kent, esq. of Fulham, Middlesex.
31. Charles James Fox Combe, esq. son of the late Harvey Christian Combe, esq. to Henrietta Anna, daughter of John Church, esq. of Bedford-place.
Thos. St. Felix. esq. of Demerara, to Mary, daughter of J. Osborne, esq. of Upsal Hall, Waltham Abbey.
Lately. James Yonge, esq. of Cardwood, Devonshire, to Miss Margaret Crawley, daughter of the late Sir Thomas Crawley Bovey, bart.
Feb. 1. Robert, son of the late Col. John Hilburton, of the Hon. East India Company's Madras Establishment, to Anne, daughter of Robert Chamberlain, esq. of Worcester.
3. At Dublin, the Hon. and Very Rev. the Dean of Killala, to Sophia, daughter of the late Sir George Ribton, bart.
4. John, son of J. Hambrough, esq. of Marchwood Lodge, Hampshire, to Sophia, daughter of Gore Townshend, esq. of Honington Hall, Warwickshire.
7. Thos. Nunn, jun. esq. Mistley, to Mrs. Ayles, of Woodford Cottage, both in Essex. 8. John Walker, esq. of Artillery-place, Finsbury square, to Jessy, daughter of the late John Johnson, of St. Thomas's in the East, Jamaica.
At St. George's, Hanover-square, by the Very Rev. the Dean of Chester, the Earl of Uxbridge, eldest son of the Marquess of Anglesey, to Eleanora, second daughter of the late John Campbell, esq. of Shawfield, having been previously married on the 5th of August last, at Altyr, in Scotland, the seat of her brother-inlaw, Sir Wm. G. Cumming, bart.
14. Henry Eyre, esq. of Botley Grange, Hampshire, to the Hon. Juliana Devereux, daughter of the late, and sister of the present, Viscount Hereford.
15. Robt. H. Barber, esq. of Hayton Castles, Nottinghamshire, Barrister-atLaw, to the daughter of S. Wordsworth, esq. of Edinburgh.
FUNERAL OF HIS LATE MAJESTY KING GEORGE III.
The particulars of his Majesty's death, and an historical view of the principal occurrences of his reign, have been already given. We have now the melancholy task of recording the last sad tribute of respect paid to the mortal remains of our departed Sovereign.
Ash-Wednesday, the 15th instant, being the day appointed for the Royal obsequies, at an early hour on the Tuesday preceding, all the roads leading to Windsor were thronged with carriages, driving forward with the utmost expedition. On their arrival in Windsor they completely blocked up the streets. At one side, and in front of the principal inns, were carriages and four, filled with personages of distinction, eager ly enquiring for any accommodation which could be afforded them, and at any price. The great attraction of this day (if such a term be applicable to a pageant of such mournful grandeur), was the lying in state of our late lamented Sovereign. The publick were to have been admitted to witness this ceremony precisely at 10 o'clock; but owing to the necessity of making some further arrangements which were not originally contemplated, the state rooms were not thrown open until 11 o'clock.
At that hour the Publick were ad. mitted through the entrance to the Castle, called Queen Elizabeth's Gate. The crowd then passed on to the Eastern extremity of the upper court, and entered it at the Tower adjoining the department of the kitchens; after ascending the narrow winding flight of stairs in the Tower, the spectators were ushered into an anti-room, where two porters stood in full uniform, with crapes on their arms and staves. From the antircom they passed direct into the magnificent apartment called St. George's Hall, the chamber which is dedicated to the Order of the Garter. No sign of mourning met the eye in this splendid Hall, except a black cloth covering the Throne. Its paintings were all unco vered, and the fine allegories which decorate the walls were as fresh and brilliant as during the days of the grand pageants so often celebrated within them.
Passing from St. George's Hall, the crowd entered the King's guard chamber, the left side of which was railed off, so as to form an avenue of about ten
feet wide, along which the people passed. Without the railing an open space was
kept, in which several Yeomen of the Guard were stationed in full mourning.
From the guard-chamber the throng moved at once into the King's Presencechamber, which was the first room that directly reminded the spectator of his advance to the funeral bier. This spacious chamber was entirely hung with. black cloth.
In the Presence chamber were stationed a line of Yeomen of the Guard in full mourning. The next room, the King's audience-chamber, was that in which the body lay in state. This cham ber was hung with purple cloth from the ceiling to the floor, and lighted with a number of silver lamps and candelabræ filled with wax lights. At the upper end, under the throne on which his late Majesty so often sat in regal state, was placed upon tressels the royal coffin.
The canopy of the throne was on this occasion considerably enlarged, so as nearly to extend over the whole surface of the coffin. The foot of the coffin was the only part exposed; the pall, which was of the richest black velvet, was there thrown aside, and the silverornaments, richly gilt, lay open to view. The following is a copy of the Inscrip tion on the coffin plate:
Regis Hanoveræ, ac Brunsvici et Lune
Obiit XXIX die Januarii, Anno Domini
Etatis suæ LXXXII, Regnique sui LX,
lamps. At each side of the coffiu were three large silver altar candlesticks, with very large wax lights. From the room where the body lay, the spectators were led through the King's drawing-room, and part of the State bed-room, and they retired through the Western end of the quadrangle.
During the day no less than 30,000 persons were admitted to see the mournful spectacle.
At half past four o'clock, after the doors were shut with regard to the Publick in general, the Eton youths were admitted. The Masters, Fellows, and Scholars were all in deep mourning, with crape round their hats. The effect was mournfully grand. From ten to three o'clock yesterday, the Publick were admitted, in the same manner as on the preceding day.
At seven o'clock his Royal Highness the Duke of York entered the Chamber of Mourning, and took his seat at the head of the coffin, where he sat as Chief Mourner until the body was removed.
At eight o'clock the different parties who were to join in the procession, assembled in St. George's Hall, and were marshalled by Sir G. Naylor.
The Peers entered through Elizabeth Gate, passed over to the Gate of the King's Lodge, they then passed across the Kitchen Gate, and entered the Castle at the Eastern end of the State Apart
At a quarter before nine the coffin was brought through the different rooms, upon the bier used at the funeral of her late Majesty.
The Chapel was decorated in a style of splendour unexampled on any pre vious occasion. There was a raised platform, which extended through the South aile, up the nave to the choir; it was covered with black cloth. Upon
each side were ranged soldiers of the Foot-guards, every second man holding a wax light; behind these were sta tioned the Eton Scholars, to the number of 500 at least, all of whom were admitted by the special order of his present Majesty. In the north aile, seats, elevated above each other, were arranged for the accommodation of those persons who had received tickets of admission; those tickets were inadmissible after seven o'clock. The choir was also fitted up for the accommodation of persons of distinction; it was calculated to hold 94 persons.
The Chapel was hung with black, as well as the Knights' Stalls. The Gothic images only were left uncovered. The Altar also was hung with black, and near it were erected temporary seats for the Foreign Ministers and other stran gers of distinction who attended the procession. Amongst those Ministers were observed the Duke de San Carlos, Count Lieven, Baron Linsingen, Baron Lanseturf, &c.
The Communion Table was covered with massive gold plate, from the Chapel Royal, London, as well as from the Chapel Royal, at Windsor.
Over the Royal Mausoleum was a Canopy of rich blue velvet; on the top was a gold crown upon a cushion; upon the border was a Gothic scroll, with festoons beneath, upon each of which the Royal Arms were emblazoned.
Upon the Procession reaching the great gate of St. George's Chapel, on the South aile, the Body was received by the Dean of Windsor, and the organ immediately played, "I am the resur rection and the life, saith the Lord."— The Funeral Service composed by Dr. Croft and Mr. Purcell, was then chaunted, and the Procession entered in the following order.
Trumpets and keitle-drums, and drums and fifes of the Foot Guards.
The Knight Marshal.
Poor Knights of Windsor, two and two.
Pages of his late Majesty.
Apothecary to his Majesty.
Surgeons to his Majesty.
Apothecaries to his late Majesty.
The Curate and Vicar of Windsor.
Gentlemen Ushers Quarterly Waiters to his Majesty.
Grooms of the Privy Chamber to his Majesty.
Physicians to his Majesty.
Household Chaplain to his late Majesty.
Deputy Clerks of the Closet to his Majesty.
Equeries to the Royal Family.
Equeries to his Majesty.
Clerk Marshal and First Equery.
Gentlemen Ushers of the Privy Chamber to his Majesty.
Barons of the Exchequer and Justices of both Benches.
The Lord Chief Baron.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas.
The Vice Chancellor.
The Master of the Rolls.
The Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench.
Treasurer of the King's Household.
Privy Counsellors (not Peers):
The Right Hon. John Beckett, C. Bagot, W. S. Bourne, W. Huskisson, F. J. Robinson,
Eldest sons of Barons: The Hon. W. G. Harris, F. Stewart, H. L. Rowley, C. J. Shore,
Eldest sons of Viscounts: The Hon. G. A. Ellis, R. W. Chetwynd, F. J. Needham,
Barons: Lords Prudhoe, Harris, Decies, Alvanley, Lilford, Rolle, Braybrooke,
Bishops: Oxford, Chester, Exeter (Clerk of the Closet to his Majesty), Salisbury
Eldest sons of Earls: Lords Pelham, Binning, Brudenell; Viscounts Sandon, Bernard,
The other Viscounts present supported the Canopy.
Eldest sons of Marquises: Viscount Castlereagh, K.G., the Earl of Ancram.
The remaining Earls who attended walked in other places.
The Marquises present walked in other places.
The Dukes present supported the Pall.
The Deputy Earl Marshal:
The Lord Privy Seal :
The Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain :
Lord H. Howard- Molyneux-Howard.
The Earl of Westmoreland, K.G.
The Lord President of the Council: The Earl of Harrowby.
Chester Herald, acting for Norroy King of Arms.
Lords of his Majesty's Bed Chamber: Lords Amherst and Graves; Earl Delawarr;
Gold Stick Earl Cathcart, K. T.
Captain of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners: Earl of Courtown.
The Banner of Brunswick, borne by Lord Howden, G.C.B.
The Banner of Ireland, borne by the Earl of Roden, K. St. P.
The Banner of St. George, borne by Lord Howard of Effingham, K.C.B.
A Gentleman Usher.
The Royal Crown of Hanover, borne-
A Gentleman Usher.