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folk estate, where he closed his useful pilgrimage. His frame was by nature delicate and feeble'; but, aided by habits of temperance and regularity, he arrived at the age of 80, without any diminution of that placid cheerfulness for which he was remarkable, or without being deprived of the smallest portion of his intellectual vigour; and, in fine, he may be truly classed among the favoured few, whose suns arose, attained the meridian of life, and set without the intervention of a cloud.

MR. R. E. Mercier.


April 3. At his house, in Angleseastreet, aged 60, Mr. Richard Edward Mercier, for many years Bookseller to the University of Dublin. He was of an ancient and highly-respectable Hugonot family. Since their arrival in this country they have held high rank in the army. His grandfather lost his life in the service, By the female line Mr. Mercier was descended from the De Daillons, Dukes de Lude. Iu 1666 Henri Duke de Lude, Grand Master of Artillery, dying, Monsieur, his great uncle, succeeded to one of his titles; but he leaving no issue, the dukedom became extinct. Mr. Mercier was a man of extensive information in his profession; and we can say with truth, that his death is a loss to the Booksellers of Ireland that will not be easily repaired. He published some of the finest books that have issued from the Dublin press. Among which were the Codex Rescriptus of St. Matthew, edited by the present Vice ProVost of Dublin University, and probably the first and only Persian work that has appeared in Ireland. In addition to his knowledge of books, Mr. Mercier possessed a fund of general information that rendered his conversation amusing and instructive. Though not affluent, no man was more respected for private worth and inflexible integrity. He met with severe pecuniary embarrassments, which he bore with uncomplaining for titude; yet the disease which terminated his existence, originated in intense anxiety of mind, induced by adverse circumstances. The perfect simplicity of his character, his sincere piety-piety that enabled him to endure acute sufferings with manly resignation, and to meet his last hours with unshaken resolution, combined with his many amia. ble and exalted qualities, will long endear bis memory to all who enjoyed his acquaintance.

In 1794, Mr. Mercier married his cousin Maria, daughter to Major Cotterell Mercier, by whom he has left several


GENT. MAG. May, 1820.


April 15. At Rome, John Bell, esq. late of Edinburgh, one of the most eminent surgeons of the present day. He published The Anatomy of the Human Body, vol. I. 8vo, 1793, containing the Bones, Muscles, and Joints; vol. II. containing the Heart and Arteries, 1797; vol. III. containing the Anatomy of the Brain, Description of the Course of the Nerves, and the Anatomy of the Eye and Ear, with Plates by Charles Bell, 1802. 3d edit. 3 vols. royal 8vo, 1811. Engravings of the Bones, Muscles, and Joints, illustrating the first Volume of the Anatomy of the Human Body, drawn and engraved by himself, royal 4to, 1794. 3d edit. Engravings of the Arteries, illustrating the second Volume of the Anatomy of the Human Body, royal 4to, 1801; 3d edit. 8vo, 1812. Discourses on the Nature and Cure of Wounds, 8vo, 1795; 3d edit. 1812. Answer for the Junior Members of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to the Memorial of Dr. James Gregory to the Managers of the Royal Infirmary, 8vo, 1800. The Principles of Surgery, 3 vols. 4to, 1801– ́ 1808. Letters on Professional Character and Manners, or the Education of a Surgeon, and the Duties and Qualifications of a Physician, 8vo, 1811.


Jan. 11. At his house, in Port Louis, Mauritius, after an illness of only 12 hours, Major William George Waugh, of the Hon. East India Company's Military Service. He was born in London in the year 1779, and was the fifth son of the late Joseph Waugh, esq. an eminent and opulent merchant, of Dowgate Hill, London. Proceeding to India at an early period of life, he gradually rose to the rank which he held at the time of his death. His early habits of industry and application, joined to a peculiar aptitude at accounts, qualified him more particularly for those civil branches of service to which military men are elgible; and in offices of this nature Major Waugh was successively employed at the Presidency of Madras, and in the Eastern Islands.

Circumstances of a domestic nature called him to England at a moment when the prospect of a rapid and splendid fortune had opened upon him, with all the attractions of certainty; but filial and fraternal affection prevailed over every other consideration, and Major Waugh returned to his pative country at the call of a widowed mother; where, on his arrival, he found himself doomed only to weep with and console his orphau sisters. Having fulfilled these duties in

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a manner as much beyond human praise as earthly reward, he returned to India, to seek that advancement, which was become more than ever necessary to him; and on his passage, in 1810, was captured in the Company's ship Windham, and brought a prisoner to the Mauritius; from whence, being exchanged, he returned to Madras. On his arrival there, he joined the Expedition then preparing for the conquest of this Island; and obtained, on that event, from his former friend and protector, his Excellency Governor Farquhar, the post of Treasurer and Accountant General to the new colonies. He has since filled a variety of the highest situations in each, under yarious circumstances, until mipisterial arrangements having left him without public employ, and his active disposition revolting at the idea of that indolence which attends on want of occupation, his military views having already terminated by ill health, and a consequent retirement on full pay on the Invalid List, Major Waugh turned his attention to other objects, and determined to embark his property in commercial and agricultural pursuits. In consequence, at the period of his death, he was a partner in the house of Berry and Company, of Port Louis, and a proprietor, in equal shares, with Mr. Telfair, in the large estate of Belombre.

In every relation of life a rigid unbending integrity, and a strictness of principle bordering on severity, was, to the world's eye, the prevailing feature of Major Waugh's character. To those who gained his confidence he gave his friendship with such a single-heartedness, such devotion, such sincerity of attachment, as no language can describe, and experience only appreciate; and this was accompanied by a generosity of feeling and practice, which none but its objects ever knew.

The writer of these lines knew him well; and in the fulness of that knowledge he tenders to his virtues this tribute of affection, gratitude, and respect.


1819, AT the Presidency, Calcutta, Νου. 11. aged 40, John Mitford Rees, esq. of the Civil Service, and Second Judge of the Provincial Courts of Appeal and Circuit for Calcutta.

Nov. 17, at Calcutta, aged 22, Thomas Temple Blackburn, esq. of the Civil Service, son of Peter Blackburn, esq. of Clapham.

Dec. 24. At the Mauritius, Edward Howe Tyrer, esq. of the firm of Messrs. Weston and Tyrer, London.

March 3. At St. Petersburg, aged 35,

Louis Duncan Casamajor, esq. Minister Plenipotentiary of His Britannic Majesty at the Court of Russia. Distinguished by literary acquirements, by the purity of his principles, and the virtues of public and private life, Mr. Casamajor, cut off as be has been in the midst of his career, bears with him the regrets of his countrymen, and of those foreigners to whom he was known. His funeral, at which the Diplomatic Body and a great number of persons of distinction assisted, took place this day at noon in the English Chapel. Mr. Casamajor was fourth son of Justinian Casamajor, esq. of Potterells, co. Herts.

March 13. At his house in BurtonCrescent, Mr. James White, Agent of Provincial Newspapers. He was justly endeared to his friends, by the qualities of his heart and endearments of his mind. He was the author of an ingenious little work, called "Falstaff's Letters," published soon after the detection of Ireland's celebrated Shaksperean Forgery.

March 22, at Offord, Hunts, aged 67, Thos. Sisney, esq.'

At Paris, Emma, wife of Lieut.-gen. Coghlan, and daughter of the late Rev. Sir Thomas Broughton, bart. of Doddington Hall, Cheshire.

April 1. Aged 15, Caroline, only daughter of the Very Rev. Dr. Busby, Dean of Rochester, and grand-daughter of Dr. Thackeray, formerly Physician at Windsor,

April 5. At St. Petersburg, in his 20th year, John, eldest son of Wm. Venning, esq. of Holloway-place.

April 9. At Marseielles, Cecilia, relict of Capt. H. Howorth, late of the East India Company's service in Bengal.

April 11. Near Dublin, in her 90th year, Olivia, Countess Dowager of Rosse, widow of Sir Rich. Parsons, second Earl of Rosse, who died in the year 1764, without issue. She was the daughter of Hugh Edwards, esq.

April 14. Suddenly, at Chester, aged 55, George Barnard, esq. Inspector of Taxes for Chester and North Wales.

April 15. In St. James's-square, Edinburgh, James Robertson, esq. writer to the Signet.

At Amorborch, in Germany, in her 18th year, Louisa, fourth daughter of John Butler Butler, esq. Commissary General of the Forces, whose family have thus been deprived of two children in the short space of nine days. (See p. 380.)

April 17. Elizabeth, daughter of the late E. Gould, esq. of Kew Bridge, Middlesex.

At Twickenham, aged 81, Mrs. Anne Thomas.

April 19. I. F. Wood, esq. of Vineyard Walk, Clerkenwell, late of his Majesty's Customs.

April 21. In one of Davy's houses,

Exeter, Elizabeth Heath, in the one hundred and third year of her age.—A sister of the deceased is now living there who has nearly completed her hundredth year.

April 22. At Hexham, in Northumberland, in his 80th year, the Rev. J. Clarke, deeply and sincerely lamented. In him the poor have lost a most invaluable friend and benefactor; in public charities he ever took a leading part, and his private ones were numerously and wisely selected. He is succeeded by his son, the Rev. R. Clarke, of Walwich Hall, Northumberland.

At Florence, the wife of Wm. Barnett, esq. and daughter of the late Archbishop Markham.

At Gooll Castle, Glamorganshire, Deborah, the relict of James Moore O'Donel, esq. son of the late Sir Neale O'Donel, bart. M.P. for the county of Mayo.

lo Great George-street, Dublin, Hampden Evans, esq. of Portrane.

At Seend, Wilts, the Hon. and Rev. Edward Seymour, son of the late Lord Wm. Seymour, and cousin of the present Duke of Somerset.

April 23, at Blackheath, aged 58, Peter Lawrie, esq. of Ernespie, Scotland. Samuel, son of Sawyer Spence, esq. of Upton, Essex.

In his 80th year, the Rev. John Martin, many years Pastor of the Baptist Church, in Keppel-street, Russell-square.

April 24. In her 29th year, Julia Christiana, wife of Mr. F. M. Wegener, of Wapping, Solicitor.

At Twickenham, in his 90th year, Mr. Thomas Willis, well known as a practical chemist in London for 58 years.

John Roberts, esq. of the Rectory, Great Wakering, Essex.

At Monaquil, near Nenagh, P. Going, esq. one of the oldest Magistrates in the county of Tipperary.

April 25. At Maidstone, in his 59th year, Edward Homewood, esq. one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for Kent.

At Geashill (King's County), aged 25, R. Edward Digby, esq. son of the late Dean of Clonfert, in Ireland.

At Jersey, Edward Morritt, esq. late Deputy Paymaster General to the Forces in that island.

At York, Hall Plumer, esq. elder brother of the Master of the Rolls.

At Winslade House, near Exeter, Josias du Pre Porcher, Esq.

April 26. At Ballysalla, near Kilkenny, aged one hundred and eleven, Bridget Byrne, widow. Until within these two years, she was hearty and active; and she retained possession of all her faculties to the last day of her long life. She lived in five reigns, one of them (that of Geo. III.) the longest recorded in British history.

At Goldings, Herts, aged 73, Richard

Emmott, esq. of Emmott Hall, Lancashire.

In Beaumont-street, Anna Maria, the widow of Felix Laurent, esq. of Taunton, Somersetshire.

At Paris, in his 65th year, Count Vol ney, a Member of the late Senate of France, and Member of the French Academy. He died of inflammation in the bowels.

The Rev. Isaac Denton, Vicar of Crossthwaite, Cumberland.

April 27. Drowned in the river Isis, Mr. J. Bourke, Exhibitioner of Corpus Christi College, and son of the Rev. J. W. Bourke, Vicar of St. Martin's, Shropshire. Accompanied by two other UnderGraduate friends of the same society, he was sailing in a pleasure boat near Iffley, when a violent gust of wind meeting the vessel, it was upset. He made an effort to reach the shore by swimming, (a purpose accomplished by the two gentlemen who accompanied him) but his strength failed him. The water being deep, a full hour elapsed before the body could be recovered; and although Dr. Williams and Mr. Hitchings, the surgeon, repaired to the spot, with all possible promptitude, yet, after so long a submersion, every assistance which professional skill could administer, was unavailing. Mr. Bourke only entered the University in the present Term, and he was the sole child of his afflicted parents; a circumstance that must severely sharpen the calamity, and aggravate the bitterness of their bereavement. On the 4th of May, his remains were interred in the Cloisters of Corpus Christi College. The funeral was attended by the Members of the Society. The chief mourners were, Sir Robert Kennedy and

Bedford, esq. relatives of the deceased. The funeral service was read by the Rev. the Provost of Oriel College.

At Early Court, Berks, John Townsend, esq. son-in-law to Sir Wm. Scott. At Islington, aged 76, the wife of J. Chambers, esq.

In his 79th year, Thomas Talbot Gorsuch, esq. of Queen-square Wesminster.

April 28. William Davies, esq. of the respectable firm of Cadell and Davies, booksellers in the Strand. He was a gentleman of liberal principles, and unsullied purity in all his dealings.

At the Marchioness of Exeter's, at Langley Park, Kent, after a long and painful illness, which she bore with uncommon fortitude, Frances Julia, Dowager Duchess of Northumberland. She was the third daughter of Peter Burrel, esq. of Beckenham in Kent, (and sister of the Duchess of Hamilton, now Marchioness of Exeter, the Countess of Beverley, and Lord Gwydir); married to the late Duke of Northumberland, May 25, 1779; by


whom she had issue, the present Duke; Lord Prudhoe; and other children. The remains of the late Duchess were removed, in-grand state, from Lord Gwydir's House at Whitehall, for interment in Westminster Abbey,

In Whiteball Place, in his 65th year, John Garden, esq.

Of apoplexy, instantly, Mr. Clementson, of Basinghall street, Blackwell-ballfactor.

In Charlotte street, Bloomsbury, Jas. Leaver, esq. late of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

At Hampstead, in his 6th year, Henry, eldest son of Henry Ellis, esq. of the British Museum.

In consequence of a fall from his horse, Sir John Trollope, bart. D.C.L. of Casewick, near Stamford, Lincolnshire. Sir John succeeded his brother, Sir Thomas William, May 13, 1789, and married March 24, 1798, Miss Thorold of Lincoln, by whom he has left a numerous family.

At Lymington, Hants, Elizabeth, the relict of Dr. Richard Pulteney, eminent as a physician and botanical writer; (who died Oct. 13, 1801; see our vol. LXXI. pp. 1058. 1207). Her unaffected and amiable minners had endeared her to a large circle of friends. Bles-ed with au uncommon share of health, she died af. ter a very short illness, at the advanced age of 81 years. The bulk of her property she has bequeathed to her godson, (a minor), Charles Pulteney St. Barbe, the eldest son of her adopted daughter.

April 29. At Farleigh, near Maidstone, in his 78th year, Wm. Phelp Perrin, esq. At Sunbury, in his 40th year, Colin Douglas, esq. of Mains.

April 30. At Clifton, in his 79th year, Schaw Grosset, esq.

lu Park-street, Grosvenor-square, Mary, relict of Jeremiah Dixon, esq. late of Fell Foot, Westmoreland.

At Bayswater, Aune- Elizabeth, daughter of Col. Wade, C.B. late Rifle Brigade.

At Gravesend, suddenly, aged 18, Isabella, only daughter of Thomas Hearn, esq. of the Commercial-road.

Lately. At Pimlico, Mrs. Stephenson.-She was always complaining of her income being scarcely sufficient. Her executors, however, to their great surprise, discovered upwards of 2000l. in Banknotes, many of which bear the name of "Abraham Newland," and 300 guineas.

At his seat, in Hampshire, Wm. Burgess, esq. formerly of the Strand, brother of the Bishop of St. David's.

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late Sir Thos. Burghe, bart, and brother to the Countess of Clanricarde and Viscountess Strangford.

Aged 27, beloved and deeply regretted by his relatives and numerous friends, Mr. John Crutwell, an eminent solicitor, of Bath, and youngest son of the late Mr. Crutwell, proprietor and editor of the Bath Chronicle.

Staffordshire-At Nab Hill, near Leek, in his 92d year, John Birchenough, for nearly half a century employed in the silk manufactory of Messrs. N. Phillips and Co. He was able to perform the finest work without glasses; had been 71 years a member of a Benefit Club, and never but one week on the sick list; was the father of 28 children; and had to walk to and from his work six miles a day.

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Yorkshire Aged 82, the Rev. John Myers, of Shipston Hall, Rector of Wyberton, near Boston, in Lincolnshire, and one of the Justices of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenants for those Counties. ABROAD In the Tyrol, the celebrated Tyrolese Patriot, Spechbacher, who dis tinguished himself so much in the war of 1809. His remains were interred with the greatest solemnity.

At Longville, Jamaica, aged 19, Charles Henry, son of the Rev. H. Wood, of Greuton, Somersetshire.

In the East Indies, John Hilbert Kaye, esq. Commander of a Corps of Auxiliary Cavalry in the Company's service, and second son of Jos. Kaye, esq. of New Bank Buildings.

At Wallahjabbad, in the East Indies, in his 21st year, Lieut. Wm. Haidane, 24th reg. Native infantry, on the Madras Establishment, fourth son of Lieut.-co!. Haldane.

Ou his passage from Madras to the Cape, in his 34th year, Capt. Arrow, of East India Company's service.

May 1. At Crafton Hill, Miss Magnall, many years conductress of the Ladies' Academy near Wakefield. From her pen, amongst other works intended for the instruction of youth, came the "Miscellaneous Questions," which have obtained extensive circulation; together with a volume of Poems, entitled "Leisure Hours," which will always remain as monuments of the acuteness of her understanding, the extent of her research, and the amiable and attractive nature of her piety.

Louisa, third daughter of Thomas Fowell Buxton, esq. M.P.: during the last


month was announced the death of three other children in the same family.

At Chertsey, in her 78th year, Mrs. Annabella North.

At Twickenham, in her 94th year, the relict of the late Amos Vialls, esq.

At Reading, in his 54th year, John Carter, esq. late of Highlands, Shinfield, Berks. Jane, wife of John Forsyth, esq. of Deptford.

May 2. In Upper Grosvenor-street, Susan, the last surviving child of John Wharton, esq. M. P.

At Walthamstow, Essex, in his 72d year, John Wansey, esq.

Gen. Vicars, formerly of the Life Guards, and brother to Mrs. P. La Touche.

In John-street, Blackfriars-road, in his 39th year, Mr. Matt. Miller, late of the Receiver General's Office, Custom House.

At Richmond, Surrey, John Dueffell, esq. 20 years one of the Representatives of Bishopsgate Ward iu Common Council.

In Yardly-street, in his 58th year, Charles Croughton, esq. late of Richmood, Virginia.

May 3. The wife of Capt. Stephen Newport, of George-street, Waterford.

At Saint Stephen's, near Canterbury, Frances, daughter of the Rev. Henry Plumptre.

At West Green, near Tottenham, in his 23d year, Arthur Babington, Student of Trinity College, Cambridge, son of Dr. Wm. Babington, of Aldermanbury.

May 4. In Tyndale place, Islington, in his 66th year, Thomas Griffith, esq. The wife of Dr. Ferris, Physician, of Beaconsfield.

At Lisson Grove North, St. Mary-labonne, in his 82d year, Thos. Pattrick, esq. In Charles-street, Berkeley-square, in her 79th year, the Right Hon. Lady Heneage Osborn, second wife and relict of Sir George Osborn, bart. of Chicksands Priory, Bedfordshire. She was the daughter of Daniel 7th Earl of Winchelsea and Nottingham.

At Bevis Mount, Hampshire, Henry Hulton, esq. Barrister-at-Law.

At Brighton, in her 70th year, the widow of the late Joseph Chitty, esq. of Chadwell, Essex.

At Rochford, Essex, aged 68, Elizabeth, only daughter of the late John Boghurst, esq. of Strood, Kent.

May 5. At Paris, Parr Bulkeley, esq. In Great Ormond street, the relict of Mr. Atkins, formerly Master of Sir John Gresham's Grammar School, at Holt, in Norfolk.

At Honfleur (Calvados), in France, Sarah, wife of Col. Lambrecht, of the Royal Artillery.

May 6. In Portman-square, John Denison, esq. of Ossington Hall, Nottinghamshire,

The Rev. Thos. Barstow, Rector of Aldham, and also of St. Laurence, in the county of Essex, in the 76th year of his age, and in the 50th of his incumbency of the former parish.

In his 30th year, Mr. Edw. Carr Webb, late of the Bank of England.

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May 7. In Smart's Buildings, in her one hundred and fifth year, Anne Henley. This extraordinary woman was born at West Chester, in 1716, and completed her 104th year the 4th of March last. She had enjoyed an uninterrupted state of health till within six days of her death, and retained her faculties in full vigour till within a few hours of her end. Her beverage to her 40th year was whey, which she discontinued upon coming to London. The latter part of her life she received something weekly from the parish, but supported herself chiefly by making pincushions, which were neatly executed, and without the aid of glasses.

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She had borne 13 children, four of whom are left to survive her, the youngest being upwards of 60 years old. She used to sit at various doors in Holborn, to sell her cushions; was short in stature, always wearing a grey cloak, and was as mild and modest in her deportment as she was cleanly in her person.

At Bath, in her 84th year, the relict of the late Geo. Phipps, esq. of Cork.

At Waltham Abbey, Essex, aged 78, William Mason, esq.

May 8. At Cheltenham, the relict of J. Poploe Birch, esq. of Garnstone, Herefordshire.

At Heton Lodge, near Leeds, Gen. Geo. Bernard, Colonel of his Majesty's 84th Regiment.

At Hillingdon, John Maud, esq.

At Portsea, James Napper, esq. formerly surgeon at Hampstead, Middlesex.

May 9. Aged 46, Mr. Edward Edmunds, late keeper of the Radcliffe Library, in the University of Oxford.

At Langleys, Essex, Samuel Joliffe Tufnell, esq.-By his death a considerable property in the Counties of Essex, York, Northumberland, and Middlesex, devolves to his nephew John Joliffe Tufnell, of Broomfield place, esq.

At the New Passage, whither he had gone for the benefit of his health, after a lingering illness, John Morgan, esq. an eminent surgeon and apothecary, of Bath, and a Member of the Body Corporate.

At Hackney, Mary, widow of the late Thomas Dawson, M.D. of that place.

At Belfast, Ellen, wife of Joseph Follingsby, esq. Comptroller of Customs for that port.

May 10. At Bicton, Devonshire, aged 83, Charlotte, relict of the late Wm. Bastard, esq. of Kitley, in the same county.

In Norfolk-street, Strand, Capt. John


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