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bourg, widow of his late Serene Highness the Prince of Leiningen, and sister of his Royal Highnes the Prince of SaxeCobourg, the chosen husband of our much-lamented Princess Charlotte. The Royal Pair, shortly after the solemnity, arrived in England, and were re-married, according to the rites of the English Church, at Kew Palace, on the 11th of July 1818. Persevering in the economical plan which he had laid down before his marriage, the Duke, a few weeks after this second ceremony, returned with his royal bride to Amorbach, the residence of the Duke of Leiningen, which the Duchess, who was left by the will of her late husband guardian of her son (a minor) and Regent of the Principality during his minority, had occupied as her residence during her minority. It was during their Royal Highnesses' retirement at this spot, that the Duchess proved to be pregnant; and as her Royal Highness fully concurred in the senti ments entertained by her illustrious consort, as an Englishman, that her child ought to draw its first breath on English ground, they both revisited this country, where the Duchess gave birth to a daughter named Alexandrina Victoria, who was born at Kensington Palace on the 24th of May 1819. His Royal Highness, a very weeks ago, took his Duchess and their lovely offspring into Devonshire, to give them the benefit of its purer air and milder climate; but unhappily fell himself a victim to a sudden attack of pulmonary inflammation, produced by accidental cold. At the time of his death, besides the offices and dignities we have already enumerated, his Royal Highness was invested with those of a Knight of the Garter, Thistle, and St. Patrick, a Knight Grand Cross of the Bath, Keeper and Paler of Hampton Court Park, Co. lonel of the Royal Scots Regiment of Foot, and since the year 1805, a Field Marshal in the Army.

The public are too well acquainted with the zealous benevolence of the Duke of Kent to render it necessary that we should call to their remembrance the many noble instances of that virtue which he displayed. Scarcely a public charity in the Metropolis was known to him to exist, which did not, in one way or other, derive benefit from his ready patronage. To most he contributed, and over many he presided, delivering his sentiments on all public occasions with a dignity and propriety rarely to be met with. His Royal Highness was eminently distinguished as a man of business, carrying on an extensive correspondence, both on charitable and other concerns, with his own hand, and writing

with an ease and elegance seldom equalled. Nor did his Royal Highness's private virtues less endear him to his family, and his numerous friends. His loss to society in general may truly be said to be great indeed.


Dec. 30. At the Phoenix Park, Dublin, Frances-Thomasine Countess Talbot, in her 38th year. Her Ladyship's disorder was an inflammation of the bowels. The rapidity of the progress of this dreadful visitation left scarcely a pause between alarm and despair. On Tuesday her complaint assumed a character of danger, and on Wednesday her Excellency's state was such as to preclude all hope of recovery.

Her Excellency was the daughter of Charles Lambert, esq. and sister of Gustavus Lambert, esq. of Beaupark, in the county of Meath. She was nearly connected with the Earl of Cavan, and her mother was the Hon. Miss Dutton, of Sherborne in Gloucestershire, sister to James Lord Sherborne. She was married on the 20th of August, 1800, to the Right hon. Earl Talbot. Viscount Ingestrie, the heir apparent to the Noble House, was born the 11th of July, 1802.

This illustrious Lady, the consort of the Nobleman who acts as the Representative of Royalty in that part of the United Kingdom, was regarded with the most affectionate veneration by the whole Irish People. She was their country-woman, their benefactress, the patroness of every useful undertaking, the cour teous and hospitable exemplar of female dignity and worth. To these public claims on respect, she added domestic virtues, which to the circle of her private friends endeared her still more while living, and rendered the stroke of her death tenfold more painful. It would be vain to attempt describing the grief, in which this sudden calamity has involved a tender husband, or a fond and numerous offspring. The best consolation of their sorrows will be, the remembrance of her virtues; and these are unaffectedly but powerfully sketched in the following extract from a Dublin paper : "Her's was no common excellence. It was not in the pomp of grandeur and the parade of Courts that the Countess Talbot sought the felicities of our being. It was not to the gay scenes of the world, or to the splendour of her station that she looked for happiness. No. Though brightly and conspicuously she adorned the circle of the great; though affably and cheerfully she communicated delight to all


around her; though warmly she entertained at her magnificent, frequent, and hospitable board; it was not, we say, in the exterior pageantry of her elevated rank, she courted enjoyment. It was in the sweets of social tenderness; in the affections of family, in the duties of a wife, the caresses and endearments of children, the love of kindred, the intercourse of friends. It was in the practice of rare, genuine, unostentatious beneficence; in all the gentler agencies of goodness; in the luxuries of charity and the works of mercy; it was in these, the higher offices of humanity, that our departed Vice-Queen sought her chiefest pleasures; from these, it was, she drew her hopes of deserving the heaven that has this day unfolded to her pure and gentle spirit."

The remains of the Countess, attended by her widowed Lord, have been remov. ed to this country for interment.


Dec. 19. At Naples, after an illness of only two days, of an inflammation in the bowels, Sir Thomas Freemantle, ViceAdmiral of the Blue, late Commanderin-Chief in the Mediterranean, which appointment he had not held more than eighteen months.

The Neapolitan papers, of the 27th December, speak in terms of the utmost regret at the death of Sir Thomas. His remains were carried to the grave on the 23d with every demonstration of respect and military honour that could be bestowed on the memory of so distinguished an officer, by the Neapolitan Government. On this occasion the whole garrison was drawn out, and lined the streets, and the hearse was preceded by a body of cavalry. The Neapolitan Minister General, Count Nugent, with the British, Austrian, and Netherlands Ambassadors, attended. The Duke of Leeds, Earls Spencer and Wentworth, with all the English residing at Naples, forming a train of upwards of 60 carriages, followed the hearse; six Midshipmen in uniform bore on cushions the decorations and honours of the deceased, viz. G. C. of the Bath, G. C. of the Guelph, G. C. of St. Ferdinand and of Merit, G. C. of St. Michael and St. George, C. of Maria Theresa, and the Ribband and Badge of Trafalgar. Captains Pellew, Campbell, Hamlyn, and Baker, R. N. in full uniform, with Captain Green, and officers of the Rochfort, which had borne the Admiral's flag. Lieutenant Freemantle, R. N. chief mourner, supported by Captain Green and Mr. Munroe the Secretary. The pall borne by six Lieutenants

R. N. in full uniform, the seamen of the Rochfort, two and two, following.

He was a meritorious and distinguished officer, the friend and companion of our immortal Nelson in many of his most brilliant actions, particularly in the two last Copenhagen and Trafalgar. Sir Thomas has left a large family to deplore his loss, in which lamentation a numerous circle of friends participate and as few men possessed a more kind and benevo→ lent heart, and were ever more ready to assist their officers, many of these have to regret the loss of a friend and patron. The Rochfort, of 80 guns, Captain A. Green (the flag-ship on the station), has been ordered to return to England, with Lady Freemantle and her numerous family, and to take out Sir Graham Moore to the command.


Dec. 27. At Dublin, Professor Von Feinaigle. With feelings of the sincerest sorrow (says a Dublin paper) we have to announce the sudden death of this estimable character; to whose genius and talents Ireland is so deeply indebted for the great and salutary reformation which he effected in the education of her youth. His successful labours in that difficult department, by which the acquisition of knowledge was rendered both agreeable and easy, must ever be held in grateful recollection by the parent, the pupil, and the school-master. The day of rivalry has long since passed by; and all must join in unfeigned regret for the man, and in warm admiration of his estimable qualities. The parents of his pupils, and the public at large, look with some anxiety to the choice which may be made of a successor. Of the Institution itself, which has conferred so many benefits on the country, we can devoutly say, "Esto perpetua.”


Lately. The Rev. George Hill, D. D. F. R. S. Edinb. Principal of St. Mary's College, and Primarius Professor in the University of St. Andrew's, one of the Ministers of that City, and one of his Majesty's Chaplains in Ordinary for Scotland. This gentleman was born at St. Andrew's about 1748; educated at the University of his native city, where he first obtained the Greek Professorship in the College of St. Salvador. He was long one of the chief ornaments of the Church of Scotland, and was distinguished for his manly and impressive eloquence, both in the pulpit and the General Assembly.

Dr. Hill married a town's woman of his own, by whom he has a large family. He has published "Sermons," &vo,

1795; "Sermons by James Gillespie, D.D. from the Author's MS." 8vo, 1796; "Theological Institutes," 8vo, 1803; "Lectures upon Portions of the Old Testament, illustrative of the Jewish History," 8vo, 1812.


pursuits. Amongst these must more particularly be mentioned M. Lamouroux, Professor of Natural History in the Royal Academy at Caen, Member of several Academies, and Author of an excellent work on the Zoophytes. With this gentleman Mr. Stackhouse was in correspondence to his death. They were both engaged in an attempt to methodize the John Stackhouse, Esq. who died at his heterogeneous mass at present crowded. house in Bath Nov, 22, 1819, in his 78th together under the genus "Fucus," and year, as noticed in p.569, was the youngest to separate the several species into proson of the Rev. William Stackhouse of perly distinguished genera, according Trebane, in the county of Cornwall, to their natural character and affinities. D. D. and Rector of St. Erme in the Each of these acute observers had made same county, and nephew of the Rev. considerable progress in this arduous atThomas Stackhouse, author of the "His tempt, and though they did not entirely tory of the Bible," and " Body of Divi coincide in the detail, the general result nity." He was for a short time a Fellow of their conclusions did not widely differ. of Exeter College, Oxford; but succeed. The sketch of Mr. Stackhouse's proposed ing in 1763, by the will of his relation arrangement was published in a second Mrs. Grace Percival, sister of Sir Wil-edition of the "Nereis," in quarto, in' liam Pendarves, to the family estate of that name, he vacated his fellowship, and after passing two or three years in foreign travel, settled at Pendarves, and resided there with little intermission till 1804, when he gave up the property to his eldest son, and retired to Bath.

Mr. Stackhouse was a Fellow of the Linnæan, and some foreign literary societies. His studies in Natural History, though not confined wholly to that department, were principally directed to Botany, and more particularly to that obscure and little understood part of it— the Marine Plants. In the study of those at present arranged under the genus "Fucus," and which are the product of, or are found on the shores of Great Bri tain, he was sedulously employed for many years; and whenever it was prac ticable in examining them in their places of native growth, for which purpose his residence in Cornwall, situate between the two seas, and at no great distance from either, offered him peculiar advantages.

The result of these observations he at length published in 1801, in a thin but large folio volume under the title of

Nereis Britannica," containing coloured figures of all the then-discovered British Fuci, with descriptions in Latin and English. This excellent work was slightly noticed in our 79th volume, p. 1042. The publication, as has hap pened to many others, did not meet with the estimation to which it was justly entitled in the Author's own country, but was received with high approbation ou the Continent, and introduced a correspondence between Mr. Stackhouse and some of the continental Botanists, who were engaged in the same or similar

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1816, containing the same plates, but not coloured, and the descriptions in Latin only.

Although every Botanist who has studied the Marine Plants is perfectly aware of the necessity of separating them, widely as they differ in form and habit, into several genera, yet none (as the writer of this believes), with the exception of the two above-mentioned Authors, have ever made public any actual progress. This almost entirely arises from the very imperfect knowledge at present obtained of the fructification of these plants, and the consequently extreme difficulty of obtaining proper data whereon to form generic characters, whilst it is evident that such characters made out from form, substance, and habit of growth only, must be very uncertain and frequently erroneous. That Mr. Stackhouse had made considerable approaches to this desirable end must be acknowledged by all unprejudiced observers, and had he been spared a longer life, it is probable he would have brought it as nearly to perfection as the subject will allow.

The pretensions, nevertheless, of Mr. Stackhouse to a literary character are not rested solely on his botanical pursuits. He was a very good classical scholar: many of his leisure hours had been devoted to the study of the work of Theophrastus on Plants. His proficiency in the Greek language, combined with his botanical knowledge, rendered him particularly qualified for the elucidation of this Author, as is evinced by his publication of a corrected edition of the Greek text, with a copious Glossary and Notes, in two volumes, crown 8vo, the first of which appeared in 1813, and the second,

second, with the Glossary and Notes, in 1814. He also published, in 1811, at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, "A Catalogue of the Plants of Theophrastus arranged according to the System of Linnæus, principally for the Use of travelling Botanists."

It was, however, in private life, and in the bosom of his family, that the character of Mr. Stackhouse shone most conspicuous; as a husband and a father, as a master and a friend, none have exceeded him, and, above all, he was a Christian in the true sense of the word. The latter years of his life were constantly spent at Bath during the winter season, where he had a house in Edgar-buildings; and in that place he will be long remembered and regretted. Whenever any charitable institutions were to be formed, whenever any public improve ments were suggested, Mr. Stackhouse was amongst the foremost, and by his money, and his advice, was ever ready to promote the benefit of that city. The author of this feeble and imperfect tribate to the memory of this excellent man, and his long-known and highly esteemed friend, in conjunction with his sorrowing family, must long lament his loss.

Multis ille bonis flebilis occidit.

EDWARD DOWNES, Esq. Dec. 30. At Shrigley, near Macclesfield, Cheshire, in bis 52d year, Edward Downes, Esq. Member and Graduate of the University of Oxford, one of the Magistrates of the county of Cheshire, and the last male branch of one of its most antient families. Of the active beneficence which eminently distinguished his life, of his zeal to promote the honour of God and the interests of true religion, of his devoted attachment to the venerable establishments of his country, both in Church and State, many will be ready to bear ample testimony. To the few, however, who witnessed the holy calm and cheerfulness, which a genuine heartfelt piety diffused around his dying bed; to those who heard his last faultering accents employed in grateful praises and thanksgivings to the God of all peace and comfort, the peculiar excellence of his character shone forth in its brightest lustre; and the regret which they feel for his loss can only be mitigated by the recollection of his peaceful and happy removal from a world of care and sor-" row; and the fullest reliance on the truth of that scripture which says, "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."

GENT, MAG. January, 1820.


Jan. 5. After a short illness of two days, at the Hotwells, Bristol, in his 86th year, Robert Lowndes, Esq. formerly of Lea Hall, in the county palatine of Chester, and of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, but late of Widcombe Crescent, Bath. He was the eldest male representative of the Lowndes's of Overton Hall, in Cheshire, from whom are descended those of Buckinghamshire and the county of Oxford. His assiduous endeavours to serve the public in a similar manner to the late Mr. Rose, whom he strongly resembled in his ardent wish to be useful to mankind, may be exemplified by two large boxes of manuscript papers, which he was several years in composing; the writing of them having been his principal amusement in a long solitary life. Indeed, his character as a writer shewed a kindred spirit to the well known Mr. Secretary Lowndes, to whom he was distantly related..


Dec. 25. At his house, in St. Lawrence, Ipswich, in his 61st year, deeply regretted by his family and the town in general, Samuel Thorndike, esq. In 1792, he was elected one of the Common Council of that antient Borough; and in seniority was the fifth of that loyal and respectable body. He served the important office of Bailiff six times: in the years 1795-6; 1798-9; 1801-2 ; 1804-5; 1808-9; and, lastly, in 1814-15; with the highest credit to himself, and the greatest advantage to the interests of the borough. He had likewise performed the duties of Coroner for five several times, and died in the discharge of that useful office. He was also Treasurer of the Corporation, and one of the Governors of Christ's Hospital. He had for many years carried on the trade of a watchmaker in Ipswich, his native town; having served his apprenticeship with the late eminent and ingenious Mr. William Mayhew, of Woodbridge, a self taught genius, and the constructor of a magnificent orrery, which, without having previously seen one, he made on the most simple principles, and finished in the most scientific manner. Mr. Thorndike had, in a great degree, imbibed the talent of his master, and among his valuable stock, has left a clock of his own construction, which, without winding up, performs its evolutions for the period of an entre year.



1819. AT Calcutta, aged 33, James June 23. Robinson, esq. M. D. Superintendant of the European Insane Hospital at that Presidency, eldest son of the late Rev. T. Robinson, of Leicester.

July 7, In his 66th year, Benjamin Turner, esq. one of the Attorneys of the Supreme Court of Judicature, and the oldest British resident at Calcutta.

Oct. 3. At Marseilles, the Chevalier Aimable De Loppinot de la Tresilliere, Lieutenant in the 12th regiment of foot, and son of Gen. Count de Loppinot, of the Island of Trinidad.

Nov. 11. At sea, Donald Campbell, esq. Rear-Admiral of the White, and Flagofficer at the Leeward Islands. The Salisbury, with his remains, reached Barbadoes on the following Saturday.

Oct. 20. At his seat, Springfield, near Ross, Herefordshire, aged 74, Imm Trusted, one of the Society of Friends.

Dec. 13. At Varessa, near Como, Italy, Count Dandolo; not less known by his writings on chemistry and rural economy, than by the part he took in the political events of the Republic of Venice in 1797.

Dec. 15. At Edinburgh, Katherine, relict of the late William Mure, esq. of Caldwell, one of the Barons of the Exchequer for Scotland.

Dec. 16. At Mildenhall, Suffolk, Emily Georgiana, daughter of Sir H. Bunbury, K. C. B.

At the Manse of Lochgoilhead, the Rev. Dr. Macdougal, minister of that parish, iu the 63d year of his age, and 36th year of his ministry.

Dec. 18. At Bath, suddenly, aged 65, Francis Fayermau, esq. Vice-Admiral of the Blue.

Alex. Rochelle Luscombe, esq. of Stony Mill, Galway.

At Tunbridge, aged 71, Wm. Simmons, esq. The death of this Gentleman was occasioned by his foot slipping in descend. ing the steps into his garden; he felt little or no injury at the time, but a mortification ensued, which speedily terminated his existence.

Dec. 19. Aged 94, Mr. John Rowe, founder and preacher to a new Sect of Religion, which sprung up at Calverton about 40 years ago. Their tenets are similar to those of "The Friends," excepting their having a regular preacher; and, of course, they disapprove of the marriageceremony, as performed in the Establishment, and marry amongst themselves. Mr. Rowe resided at Calverton, and continued to preach in a small chapel at that place until a short time before his death.

Dec. 20. At the Grove, Peasenhall, Suffolk, in his 20th year, Mr. Henry Jermyn. The severity of his last illness he bore with the same exemplary patience,

which he had manifested during a short life of great corporeal suffering.

After a long illness, the wife of Daniel Sewell, of Thetford Abbey, Norfolk, esq. By her death, her family are bereaved of a kind and valuable friend, and the poor of a constant and liberal benefactress.

At Loudham Hall, Suffolk, the youngest son of Jacob Whitbread, esq.

After a long illness, aged 62, James Barham, esq. Solicitor, of Ixworth, Suffolk.

At Downe-park, Lieut. col. Wm. Rattray, late of the Hon. East India Company's Bengal Artillery.

Dec. 22. At Wexford, Louisa Wilmot, the wife of Stamford Carroll, esq. late of the 4th dragoons. She was daughter of Sir John Heathcote, and niece of Sir Nigel Gresley.

In Forth-street, Edinburgh, the widow of the late Andrew Dalzell, esq. professor of Greek in the University of Edinburgh.

At Copdock, Suffolk, greatly respected, the relict of Mr. Whimper Cook.

Dec. 23. At Paris (on his way to the South of France), in his 23d year, A. Durdin, esq. of Belgrove (Cork).

Dec. 25. In New Inn-lane, Oxford, the Abbé Senéchal, one of the Teachers of the French Language in that University, and formerly one of the Professors belonging to the College at Amiens.

At Tiverton, aged 102, Wm. Gammins. He reaped several sheaves of corn in a field belonging to Geo. Barne, esq. when in his 100th year.

Dec. 26. At Bandon, aged 21, John, second son of Christopher Dowden, esq. But a few minutes previous to his death, he left the Meeting House of the Presbyterian Congregation of Baudon, of which he was a member, in perfect health and vigour, to get a flute, with which he intended to join in one of the sacred services of devotion; when, having arrived at home, and placed his hand on the drawer where the instrument was, he fell, and life was extinct in a moment.

At Brighton, aged 62, the Rev. Fred. Hamilton, formerly Minister of the Independent Congregation assembling in Union


In Erskine-street, Liverpool, aged 61, Alice, widow of the late Thos.Cartwright, esq. At Wrissle Lodge, aged 65, John Faithful Fortescue, one of the superannuated Admirals of His Majesty's fleet.

At Brixton-hill, Charles Gustavus Weston, esq. late of Brompton, and New Clement's Inn.

At his brother's (the Lord Chief Baron), in Stephen's Green, Dublin, Wm. O'Grady, esq. youngest son of the late Darby O'Grady, esq. of Mount Prospect, Li

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