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PROMOTIONS AND PREFERMENTS.
GAZETTE PROMOTIONS, &c.
Feb. 22. [This Gazette contains the Proclamation, usually issued at the commencement of each new reign, for the encouragement of Piety and Virtue, and for the preventing and punishing of Vice, Prophaneness, and Immorality.]
Feb. 26. The Earl of Chatham, Governor of Gibraltar, v. Duke of Kent, dec.; Lord Beresford, Governor of Jersey, v. Earl of Chatham; Sir B. Spencer, Governor of Cork, v. Lord Beresford; Lieut. Gen. Hart, Governor of Londonderry and Culmore, v. the Earl of Suffolk, dec.; and the Duke of Richmond, High Steward of Chichester. [The Gazette further notifies his Majesty's approbation of the 44th Regiment being permitted to bear on their colours and appointments the words "Badajoz" and Salamanca."]
10th Light Dragoons-Lieut.-Gen. Lord Stewart, Colonel.
1st Foot-Gen, the Marquis of Huntly,
Colonel, v. Duke of Kent, dec.
42d-Gen. the Earl of Hopetoun, Colonel, v. Marquis of Huntly.
44th-Lieut.-Gen. Browne, Colonel, v Earl of Suffolk, dec.
50th-Major Poe, Major.
55th-Brevet Lieut.-Col. Lord Fitzroy, Major.
61st-Brevet Lieut.-Col. Poitier, Major. 92d Lieut.-Gen. Hope, Colonel, Lord Hopetoun.
Brevet-Lieut.-Col. Ramsay, a Colonel in the Army.
March 4. Sir U. B. Burgh, SurveyorGeneral of the Ordnance.
[The Gazette also notifies his Majesty's approbation of the 25th Foot being permitted to bear on their colours and appointments the words "Egmont-op-Zee," and the 5th Dragoon Guards the words "Vittoria" and " Toulouse."]
Rifle Brigade-The Duke of Wellington, Colonel in Chief.
1st Drag. Guards-Gen. Gwyn, Colonel. 49th Foot-Lieut.-Gen. Sir M. Nightingall, Colonel.
53d-Lieut. Col. Fleming, Lieut.-Col.
2d Ceylon Reg.-Lieut.-Col. Smelt, Lieut.-Colonel.
Gen. Sir S. Hulse, Governor of Chelsea Hospital, v. Dundas, dec.; and Sir H. Calvert, bart. Lieut. Governor, v. Hulse.
March 14. 38th Foot-Major Sir C. Cuyler, bart. to be Major.
1st West India Reg.-Capt. Fane, to be Major.
March 21. Lord Howard of Effingham to be a Knight Grand Cross of the Military Order of the Bath, v. Sir D. Dundas, dec.; and Lieut.-Gen. Sir H. T. Montresor to be a Knight Commander of the same Order, v. Lord Howard of Effingham.
11th Light Drag.-Major Smith, Major. 22d Ditto-Lieut. Col. Bourchier, Major. 49th Foot-Brevet Major Glegg, Major.
Wm. Hooker, esq. of Halesworth, Suffolk, Regius Professor of Botany in Glasgow University.
Carleton-House, Feb. 29. C. Barnett, of Stratton Park, esq. Sheriff of Bedfordshire The following amendments are made on the roll of Sheriffs (see p. 169): Co. of Southampton-J. Scotts, esq. made J. Scott, esq.
Denbigh-J. L. Salisbury, esq. made J. L. Salusbury, esq.
ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS. Rev. Wm. Clayton, B. A. Ryburgh Magna and Parva R. Norfolk.
Rev. Rd. Eaton, B. A. Elsing R. Norfolk. Rev. John Dolphin,Wake Colne R. York. Rev. Henry Baker Tristram, B. A. Bramham V. York.
Rev. T. F. F. Bowes, M. A. Barton in the Clay R. Bedfordshire.
Rev. John Keate, D. D. to a prebend in St. George's Chapel, Windsor.
Rev. G. Mettam, Aruesby V. Lincolnsh. Rev. Dr. Sandiford, to the Sinecure Rectory of Ashbury, Berks, vice Mordaunt ; an option of the late Abp. Moore.
Rev. T. H. Ashhurst, LL. D. Yaverland R. in the Isle of Wight.
Jan. 13. At Hillington Hall, Norfolk, the wife of Wm. Browne Folkes, esq. a son. Feb. 10. At Dublin, Lady Harriet Paget, a daughter.-At Woodby Lodge, near Reading, Mrs. Wheble, a daughter.14. At Rolleston-House, Staffordshire, the Lady of Sir Oswald Mosley, a daughter.16. At Boulogne-sur-Mer, the Lady of Sir Thomas Strange, late Chief Justice of Madras, a daughter.-In Rutland-square, Dublin, the Countess of Wicklow, a daughter.-19. The wife of George Cook, a jour
neyman out of employment, residing at 40, Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, of three female children who, together with the mother, are likely to do well; making now a family of seven children under 10 years of age.
March 3. In Rutland-square, Dublin, the Countess of Longford, a son.-At Charleville, Viscountess Monck, a daughter.10. In Bedford-square, the wife of Andrew Spottiswoode, esq. a daughter.-The wife of a journeyman baker of the name of Baxter,
Baxter, residing at No. 6, Monkwell-street, of three children (a girl and two boys), who, with the mother, are all likely to do well. The parents are extremely poor, and have two children besides.-11. At Clay Hill,
Beckenham, the wife of T. P. Courtenay, esq, a son.-16. In Lower Grosvenorstreet, Lady Catherine Whyte Melville, a daughter.-In Upper Grosvenor-street, the Lady of Hon, Capt. Knox, R. N. a son.
1819. Dec. 28. At Kingston, in Upper Canada, Lieut.-Col. Lightfoot, C. B. A. Q. M. G. to Cornelia, second daughter of Capt. Edward Williams.
1820. Feb. 1. Geo. Marshall, esq. of Godalming, to Sarah, third daughter of James Alexander, esq. of Eden Bridge.
2. W. J. Levi, esq. of Barbadoes, to Rebecca, daughter of Lemon Hart, esq. of Fenchurch-street.
3. The Rev. Rich. Sandilands, jun. of Putney, Surrey, to Miss De Brett, of Sloane-street.
John Hodgson, esq. of Lincoln's Inn, to Mary, daughter of John Godfrey, esq. of Purfleet.
5. J. Early Cook, esq. of the Nunnery, Cheshunt, to Sarah, daughter of Isaac Munt, esq. of Jamaica.
10. Charles Palmer Dimond, esq. of Gray's Inn, to Mary, daughter of John Woods, esq. of Chilgrove.
W. S. B. Turner, esq. of Newington, Surrey, son of the late Sir Barnard Turner, to Mary Anne, daughter of the late Sam. Steele, esq. barrister-at-law.
12. Thomas Davis, esq. of the Inner Temple, barrister-at-law, to Jane Ayerst, daughter of John Houseman, esq. of Soho
Thomas Flower, esq. of E. 1. C. Civil Service, Bombay Establishment, to Miss Elliott, of West Cowes.
14. A.N.E.Mosley, jun.esq.of Park Hill, Derbyshire, to Mary Theresa, only child of the late W. Stables, esq. of Hemsworur, Yorkshire.
Chas. Gordon Gray, esq. of St. James's, Jamaica, to Mary Augusta, second daughter of M. Faveaux, esq. of the War Office.
Rich. Hannam, jun. esq. of East Retford, solicitor, to Frances Mary, only daughter of the late Charles Sam. Fitzwilliam, esq. of Clixby, Lincolnshire.
15. Robert Hartshorn Barber, of Hayton Castles, Notts. barrister-at-law, to the daughter of Samuel Wordsworth, esq. of Edinburgh.
Arthur Hinckley, esq. of Lichfield, to Mary, daughter of the late John Jefferys, esq. late of Woodhouse.
17. Rev. Jas. Cumming, Professor of Chemistry at Cambridge, to Sarah, daughter of Chas. Humfrey, esq.
John Loch, esq. to Rabinia Maria, dau. of Arch. Cullen, esq. one of his Majesty's Counsel.
G. J. Parry, esq. of Lincoln's Inn, to Mary, daughter of Lieut.-Col. W. Brooks, of E. I. Company's service.
18. Capt. C. S. J. Hawtayne, R. N. to Anne, daughter of the late Charles Hope, esq. Commissioner of the Navy.
23. W. T. Heath, esq. to Matilda, and the Rev. F. Dollman, of Milton, Kent, to Amelia, both daughters of James Heath, esq. of Russell-place, Fitzroy-square.
F. W. Campbell, esq. of Barbreck, N. B. to Sophia, daughter of the late Sir E. Winnington, bart. of Stanford Court, Worcestershire.
24. Rob. W. Partridge, esq. of Oakly Hall, Essex, to Frances Anna, daughter of P. Lafosse, esq. of Turnham-green.
Major Spedding, of the 4th, or Queen's Own Regiment of Dragoons, to Sarah, daughter of Hugh Parkin, esq. of Skirsgill House.
26. Mr. John Whitehead, clothier, to Miss Ross, both of Gomersall, Yorkshire; the bride is daughter, niece, and sister to her father and mother; aunt and cousin to her brother and sisters; niece to her husband; sister to uncles and aunts; and daughter to her grandfather.
Lately, Capt. Laugharne, R. N. to Mary Amelia, daughter of the late Sir Stewkley Shuckburgh, bart. of Shuckburgh Park, Warwickshire.
The Hon. R. W. Penn Curzon (now Viscount Curzon) to Lady Harriet Georgiana Brudenell, dau. of the Earl of Cardigan.
At Bath, John Benyon, esq. of Newcastle, Carmarthenshire, to Mary, daughter of the Rer. C. Russell, of Lydeard St. Lawrence.
March 1. Lieut.-Col. Colquhoun Grant, of Forres, to Margaret, dau.of J. Brodie, esq. 4. David Jardine, esq. of the Middle Temple, to Sarah, dau. of J. Martineau, esq. of Stamford Hill.
6. Wm. Hen. Neville, esq. of Esher, Surrey, to Mary, daughter of the late H. Frogley, esq. of Hounslow.
9. James Oldham Oldham, esq. of Montague Place, Russell-square, to Mrs. Quintin Craufurd, of Belle Vue Place, Cheltenham.
J. Attersoll, esq. of Portland Place, to Augusta, dau. of the late Thos. Neville, esq.
11. The Hon. Charles Augustus Fitzroy, of the Royal Horse Guards (Blue), to Lady Mary Lenox, daughter of the late, and sister to the present, Duke of Richmond.
Wm. S. Harvey, esq. of Londonderry, to Jessie Mary, daughter of C. Roberts, esq. of the Exchequer.
20. Mr. John Rees, of London, to Esther, only child of the late J. Price, esq. and presumptive heiress of the late William Willis, esq. of West Ham.
THE DUKE of Béari. Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berri, second son of his Royal Highness Monsieur (whose melancholy face we record ed in our last, p. 167), was born at Versailles, Jan. 24, 1778. This Prince gave from his earliest years indications of an Ardent and promising disposition. His education was suspended for a time by the past events of the Revolution which obliged him to withdraw from France with his august father. He prosecuted his studies at Turin under the direction of the Duke de Serent, Governor of their Royal Highnesses the Duke of Angou leme and Berri. The earlier part of his youth was passed in the midst of camps. He had the honour of receiving lessons from the illustrious Prince of Condé, who was then gallantly supporting the honour of his name and the glory of his King. He was the relative and friend of the Duke d'Enghein, who was like him the victim of assassination.
The Duke of Berri in the chequered circumstances of his life was always be loved by those who were about him. In the army he was a strict disciplinarian; but he moderated the rigour of his or ders by the kindness of his manner. At home he was affable, and displayed in all the relations of private life an address full of mildness and amenity. Whenever he was hurried by the characteris tie ardour of his mind beyond what his cooler reflections would have allowed, he was always ready to anticipate the person who might have supposed him self ill treated, in order to offer satisfaction.
During the period of his emigration, he happened one day to reprimand, too severely, an officer full of honour. In a moment, perceiving his error, the young Prince took the gentleman aside, and said to him, "Sir, it was never my intention to insult a man of honour. On this ground I am no longer a Prince-I am like yourself, a French gentleman, and am ready to give you all the repara tion you may demand."
The campaigns of the Princes display ed in foreign lands the characteristic bravery of the French; but Providence reserved for other times the return of the Monarchy. The Duke of Berri, af ter having exhibited in vain his warlike disposition, was under the necessity of becoming a sojourner in England, as at that time all Germany bowed to the furtones of Buonaparte, and his arms GIKT. MAG. March, 1620.
appeared to have elosed throughout the Continent all the asylums which Europe had, till that time, afforded to the Bourbons.
The Prince passed several years in London, whence he was in the habit of making frequent journeys to Hartwell. In fine, he had the good fortune to return to his native shore in 1814. He landed at Cherbourg the 13th of April, ' when, placing his foot upon the shore, he exclaimed in tears, "Beloved France, in seeing you again, my heart is filled with the tenderest emotions. Let us bring back but an oblivion of the past, and peace and the desire of giving happinea to the French." Upon the road from Cherbourg to Bayeux, he received the most affecting testimony of the love of the people. Delighted with their transports, he could only reply to their acclamations by these words: Vivent les bons Normands.
It was in the environs of Bayeux he went unattended to meet a regiment, which had up to that time refused to recognize the authority of the King. When conducted by the Commander into the presence of the troops, “Brave soldiers," said he to them, "I am the Duke of Berri. You are the first French regiment which I have met. I am happy to find myself in the midst of you. I come in the name of the King my uncle to receive your oath of fidelity. Let us swear together, and cry vive le Roi. The soldiers replied to the appeal: a single voice only exclaimed vive l'Empereur. "That is nothing," said his Royal Highness; "it is only the remains of an old habit: let us repeat the cry of vive le Roi." It was done unanimously.
The Duke of Berri signalized his arri val at Caen by setting at liberty several prisoners, detained for two years for a pretended revolt, occasioned by scarcity. On the morrow they represented at the Theatre the hunting-party of Henry the Fourth. The Prince was present. The Mayor had the happy idea of introducing these poor people upon the stage; and at the rising of the curtain they were seen upon their knees with their wives and their children stretching out their bands towards the Prince, and loading him with blessings. Similar traits ac companied the progress of the Prince to Paris. Arrived at the Thuilleries, he ran to throw himself in the arms of his august father, and turning towards the Marshals who were present, "Permit
me to embrace you, also (he said), and to make you participate in all my feelings."
From the time of his return to Paris, he sought to gain the hearts of the Military. He visited the barracks, mixed with the soldiers, conversed with the Chiefs. On several occasions he made use of happy expressions, which were at the time published in all the journals. One day he said to General Maison, "Let us begin to know one another. When we shall have made together a few campaigns we shall know each other better." Unhappy Prince! he ought to have fallen at least on the field of battle.
At Versailles he reviewed a Regiment of Cavalry, some soldiers of which frankly expressed, in his presence, some regret for not being any longer led to battle by Buonaparte. "What did be do, then, so wonderful?" said his Royal Highness. "He led us to victory," answered the soldiers. "That, indeed, was not very difficult," replied the Prince, "with men such as you are!"
Let us now touch upon the details of the events which interrupted the happy days promised to France by the return of her legitimate Princes. Buonaparte brought back terror. The Duke de Berri was obliged to follow his family, flying towards Belgium. In the flight, this august Prince gave a new proof of his magnanimity. When he entered Bethune, three hundred soldiers cried "vive l'Empereur," with an insolent vehemence. The Prince could have put them to the sword, to the last man, with his troop composed of 4,000 men, but such severity would have been looked upon as an act of useless vengeance. The Duke of Berri dashes alone into the midst of these three hundred men, and proposes that they should cry vive le Roi: but finding his utmost efforts in vain, be said to them, "You see that we could exterminate you utterly; but live, illfated as you are, and disperse. One of them began to cry "Long live the Emperor and the Duke of Berri:" and the others repeated this cry, in which were united rebellion and gratitude.
Louis XVIII. at length regained his throne, and his family returned along with him. The Duke of Berri was regarded as the last hope of France. A young spouse was given him, and the blood of the Bourbons was on the point of being renewed. Who has forgotten the fêtes which signalized this event? The young Duchess," says a Paris paper, "belonged to us by a first pledge, and we flattered ourselves with others yet dear. Amiable Prince, such virtues were worthy of a better fate!"
The Duke of Berri, after his fatal catastrophe, expressed an impatience of seeing the King at his bed-side, of whom he said he had to ask a last favour. "I fear," said he, from time to time, "that I shall not live long enough to ask pardon for this man." It is observed, that he did not say, "for my assassin.”
His last moments were cheered by the endearing attentions of his wife. Just before he breathed his last, and as the King was about to make ber retire, the Duke seemed anxious to make atonement for some light errors which had occasioned chagrin to her. "Ab," said she, bursting into tears, “I did not need this new proof to convince me, that this fine soul was created for Heaven, whither it will certainly return!" The Prince, scarcely able to articulate his words, replied, "To die happily, I must die in thy arms, dear Caroline!" These were his last words. His distracted wife was removed by force from the spot, where the King joined her: her anguish was indescribable. She refused all comfort, and in accents of despair said to bis Majesty, who was taking his departure, "Sire, I wish to be permitted to go to my father, I can no longer live in a country where my husband has fal len the victim of such an atrocious crime." The Count de Nantouillet, who has been for thirty years the first offieer of his household, was introduced to him. "Come hither, my old friend," said the dying Prince, "let me embrace you before I die." The Count could make no answer, but threw himself by the bed, which he bathed with tears.
SIR DAVID DUNDAS.
Feb. 18. In the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, Gen. the Right Hon. Sir David Dundas, G.C.B. Governor of Chelsea Hospi tal. In the course of Sir David's long military career (commenced in 1752), he has served in most parts of Europe; as also at the memorable attack on the Isle of Cuba (1762), where Sir David (then Capt. Dundas) was Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Elliott. At length, after being engaged in most of the campaigns of that time, in 1789 we find him advanced to the rank of Major-General, and two years after he was placed on the Irish Staff. In 1793 he commanded the British and Allied Troops at the evacuation of Toulou, where he succeeded General O'Hara, alter the latter had been wounded and taken prisoner; and after returning to England, served in several campaigns in Flanders. As a small reward for his many and important services,
General Dundas was appointed in 1804 Governor of Chelsea Hospital, and a Knight of the Bath. In 1809 he was honoured by the appointment of Commander in Chief, which situation he beld two years, to the entire satisfaction of his Sovereign and the Army. The next and last mark of the Royal favour which Sir David received, was the Colonelcy of the 1st Regiment of Dragoon Guards, which he held to the day of his much lamented death.
SIR VICARY GIBBS.
Feb. 8. The late Sir Vicary Gibbs (whose death is noticed in p. 190) was educated at Eton School, and in 1772 was elected to King's College, Cambridge, as a scholar on Lord Craven's foundation, where he distinguished bimself by his attainments in classical literature; and where he took the degree of B. A. 1772, and proceeded M. A. 1775. He possessed strong powers, and bad attained profound legal knowledge, by great industry and long practice. He rose gradually by his own merits and diligence. In the earlier part of his life be was what is styled a popular Counsel; being employed for the Prisoners in the State Trials in 1794, as second to the present Lord Erskine, but seeing the evil which arose from the uncurbed licentiousness of demagogues who abuse the name of Freedom, he beeame a firm prop of established rule, and a resolute supporter of regal authority. He was appointed King's Counsel in the same year; and in 1795 was made Solicitor General to the Prince of Wales, and was also elected Recorder of Bristol He was appointed Solicitor General in 1805, which office he resigned on the change of administration in 1806. At the General Election in 1807, he was chosen one of the Representatives in Parliament for the University of Cam bridge; and on Mr. Perceval's adminis tration coming into power, was made Attorney General, which laborious situation be held till 1812, when he was appointed one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas. In 1813 he was made Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and soon afterwards Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, on the resignation of Sir James Mansfield, which important office be was obliged to resign in 1818, on account of ill health.
BENJAMIN WEST, Esq. March 10. Aged 82, Benjamin West, Esq. President of the Royal Academy.
The venerable and highly-respected Artist, who is the subject of this Memoir, was born at Springfield in Ches
ter county, Pennsylvania, Oct. 10, 1738, His ancestors, who were Quakers, emigrated from England with the celebrated legislator of Pennsylvania; and Mr. John West, the father of the Artist, who was of the same persuasion, went over to America, where the other branches of his family had settled. He married a relation in that country, by whom he bad ten children, the youngest of whom was Benjamin. By his father's side he was lineally descended from Lord Delaware, who distinguished himself in the wars of Edward III, and at the battle of Cressy under the Black Prince. Col. James West, the friend and companion in arms of the celebrated Hampden, was the first of the family who embraced the tenets of the Quakers. The maternal grandfather of the Artist, Thomas Pearson, was the well-known confidential friend of Wm. Penn.
The object which first called forth and discovered the genius of West, was that of a sleeping infant, whom he was one day placed to watch in the absence of its mother, he being then about seven years old. The child happened to smile in its sleep, when he was so forcibly struck with its beauty, that he seized pens, ink, and paper, which happened to lie by him, and endeavoured to delineate a portrait, though at this period he bad never seen an engraving or a picture. The year after he was sent to school in the neighbourhood. During his hours of leisure he was permitted to draw with pen and ink, for it did not occur to any of the family to provide him with better materials. In the course of the summer a party of Indians came to pay their annual visit to Springfield, who being amused with the sketches of birds and flowers which Benjamin showed them, taught him to prepare the red and yellow colours with which they painted their ornaments. To these his mother added blue, by giving him a piece of indigo; and thus, in a manner which might almost be mistaken for a poetical fiction rather than a fact, was he put in possession of the three primary colours. His drawings at length attracted the attention of his neighbours, who bappening to regret that the Artist had no pencils, he inquired what kind of things those were, and they were described to him as camels' bair fastened in a quill. As, then, he could not procure camels' hair, he supplied the deficiency by cutting with his mother's scissars some fur from the end of the cat's tail. From the frequent repetition of this depredation, his father observed the altered appear. ance of his favourite, and lamented it as the effect of disease; but when the young