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TRIALS FOR HIGH TREASON.
OLD BAILEY, Monday, April 17. This being the day appointed for puting Arthur Thistlewood upon his trial, for High Treason, the Session- House was surrounded at a very early hour by a multitude of anxious persons, and the applications for admission were numerous beyond all precedent.-At nine o'clock precisely the Chief Justices Abbott and Dallas, the Chief Baron and Mr. Justice Richardson, the Common Serjeant and the Lord Mayor, entered the Court, and took their seats on the Beach. The Lord Justice Clerk of Scotland also sat on the Bench.
The prisoner, A. Thistlewood, having been placed at the Bar, the Clerk of the Arraigns proceeded to call over the pannel. Thistlewood seemed more composed and collected in his demeanour than when arraigned. The whole manner and deportment of the prisoner was characteristic of the respectable station in life which he once filled.
The Chief Justice observed, as there were several persons now about to be put on their trials, whose trials would come on one after the other, the Court thought it necessary to prohibit the publication of any one of the trials till the whole was finished *.
The prisoner was then called on to plead. Mr. Shelton read the indictment, and the prisoner pleaded Not Guilty.
At half past one the Attorney General addressed the Jury in a luminous speech of considerable length. The circumstances adduced relative to the Conspiracy were similar to those stated in p. *165 et seq. of the present Volume. His Address occupied about an hour and three quarters. Previous to entering on the examination of witnesses, all the other prisoners included in the indictment along with Thistlewood were brought to the bar, and remained there to hear the evidence adduced. The only witness examined was Robert Adams, who has been admitted an evidence for the Crown: his examination by the Solicitor General and Mr. Gurney occupied the Court four hours and a quarter. His cross examination by Mr. Curwood was short.
Tuesday, April 18.
The principal witnesses examined today were-Hall an apprentice of the prisoner Brunt; Hiden, who was connected with the party; the Earl of Harrowby; John Monument, one of the gang seized in Cato-street, admitted as King's evidence; his brother Thomas Monument; Thomas Dwyer, who gave information of
* As the trials of the State Prisoners remein unfinished, we cheerfully comply with the directions of the Court, by ab. staining at present from giving more minute details of them.
the plot to Lord Harrowby, a little after one o'clock the day on which it is alleged that it was to have been carried into execution; G. Kaylock, Richard Monday, and Elizabeth Westal-the three last inhabitants of Cato-street; and Ruthven, the police officer.
Wednesday, April 19.
Mr. Adolphus addressed the Jury on behalf of the prisoner; and in a speech which occupied nearly four hours in the delivery, contended that there was not evidence to support the charge of high treason.
The Jury after an absence of about twenty minutes, returned into Court, and delivered a verdict of Guilty on the third and fourth counts of the indictment.
Thistlewood, who appeared wholly unaffected by the verdict, was then removed from the bar, surrounded by several officers.
The Court adjourned to Friday.
Friday, April 21.
DRURY LANE THEATRE. April 8. Shakespeare versus Harlequin, a Drame, in two Acts. The principal incidents and situations are taken from a celebrated piece of Garrick's, called Harlequin's Invasion. The scenery is good; the music chiefly selected. It has been attractive to the full extent of its deserts.
COVENT GARDEN THEATRE.
April 3. Harlequin and Cinderella; or, the Little Glass Slipper, a Pantomime. The subject is well known, and the per. formance has been successful.
April. 22. Henri Quatre; or, Paris in the Olden Time, a Musical Romance in three acts, said to be written by Morton. PRO
PROMOTIONS AND PREFERMENTS.
GAZETTE PROMOTIONS, &c.
Sir F. Armstrong, permitted to wear the insignia of the Portuguese Order of the Tower and Sword; and Capt. Strachey, R. N. the insignia of a Knight of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Wlademir.
March 28. The 14th regiment of Light Dragoons to bear on their colours and appointments the words "Talavera-Fuentes d'Honor-Salamanca-and Orthes," in consequence of the distinguished services of that regiment in those battles; and the 53d Foot the words " Vittoria-Pyrenees -Nivelle-and Toulouse," for like services in those battles.
Major-general Sir H. Taylor appointed Military Secretary to the Comm. in Chief.
2d West India Reg.-Major Bradley to be Lieut-colonel, aud Capt. Lord, to be Major.
3d Royal Veteran Batt.-Major-gen. St. George, to be Major.
7th Ditto-Lieut.-colonel Ross, to be Lieut..col.
STAFF.-Major-gen. Sir H. Torrens, to be Adjutant gen. to the Forces.
April 1. The dignity of Baronet, granted to Walter Scott, of Abbotsford, esq. [the celebrated Poet] and his heirs male.
April 4. Royal Waggon Train-Lieut.col. sir G. Scovell, K. C. B. to be Lieut.col. Commandant.
April 8.-Lieut.-col. Miles, of the 89th Fool, permitted to wear the insignia of the Portuguese Order of the Tower and Sword.
April 11. Right Hon. D. Boyle, Lord Justice Clerk of Scotland, sworn a Member of the Privy Council.
Major-gen. Sir B. D'Urban, appointed Capt. Gen. and Commander in Chief of Antigua and Montserrat.
Rev. Thomas Cleave, B. A. to be Matter of the Grammar School, Totness.
Rev. Richard Mant, D. D. (Domestie Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury,) to the Bishopric of Killaloe.
Rev. R. Hodgson, D. D. (late Dean of
Rev. John Harwood, A.M. Sherbourne
Hon, and Rev. Wm. Eden, son of Lord Henly, Beakesbourn V. and Harblesdown R. Kent.
Rev. Wm. Colby, Clippesby R. Norfolk.
Rev. Samuel D'Oyley Peshall, Morton Bagot R. Warwickshire.
Rev. D. Williams, A.M. Bleadon R. Somerset.
Rev. John Hodgkin, Northmolton V. Devonshire.
Rev. Kendrick Peck, Ightfield R. in Shropshire.
Rev. Charles Crane, D. D. of Paddington, Perpetual Curacy, Middlesex.
Rev. William Squire Rufford, M.A. of Christ Church, Oxford, Binton R. Warwickshire.
Rev. W. Forge, M.A. King's Stanley R. Gloucestershire.
Rev. W. Vernon, B. A. Hanbury R. Worcestershire.
Rev. F.Wrangbam, M.A. F.R.S. Thorpbasset R. near Malton, Yorkshire.
Rev. H. Brown, to hold the Rectory of Aylestone, Leicestershire, with the Rectory of Hoby, in the same county.
Feb. 11. At St. Helena, the lady of Lieut.-gen. Sir Hudson Lowe, K. Č. B.
March 2. At Stroxton House, LincolnIshire, the wife of the Rev. John Earle Welby, a son.-8. At Shottesbrook, the Hon. Mrs. Vansittart, a son.-14. At Brotherton, Yorkshire, the wife of Major Crowder, a son and heir.-26. At Hampstead Heath, the Countess of Huntingdon, a son, being her tenth child. [We are sorry to add, her Ladyship is since 'dead. See p. 578.-28. In Berkeley-sq. Lady Har
riet Clive, a dau.-29. The Duchess of San Carlos, a boy. Being the second son, he will bear the title of Comte de l'Union.
April 3. At Putney, Lady Sarah Lyttelton, a son.-14. The wife of W. Robin. son, esq. Queen-square, Bloomsbury, a daughter. At Arbuthnot House, lady Arbuthnot, a son.-20. At Preshaw House, Hants, Lady Mary Long, a daughter.—At Beauchamp Lodge, near Gloucester, the wife of Major-geu. Guise, a son.-Lately, at the Hermitage, Brompton, Lady Charles Bentinck, a daughter.
Susanna Elizabeth, daughter of Lieut.governor Smith.
1819.-Oct. 12. At Bombay, A. N. Rid. dell, esq. son of Col. John Riddell, to Mary Anne, dau. of Lt.-col. Edwards, 73d Regt. Nov. 18. At Prince Edward's Island, Hector Harvest, esq. of Shepperton, to of Lieut.-col. South.
1820.-Jan. 15. At St. Helena, Capt. Guy Rotton, 20th reg, to Maria, daughter
March 1. Alex. Jamieson, esq. to Miss Frances Thurtle, of Brompton, known in the literary world by her Histories of France and Spain.
10. At Suffolk, near Belfast, J. R. Park, M. D. of Bedford Square, to Mrs. Stouppe.
22. Lieut. H. F. Bowness, of the Madras Establishment, eldest son of Majorgen. Bowness, to Arabella, daughter of Dr. Hill, of Devizes.
Lieut. J. H. Porter, Royal Marines, to Harriet, daughter of J. Pratt, esq. of Faversham.
Robert Currey, esq. to Charlotte, third daughter of the Rev. Wm. Lipscomb.
27. G. Norton, esq. of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at Law, to the eldest dau. of J. Rose, esq. of Gray's Inn.
Thos. Wren, esq. Major in the Madras Army, to Letitia Montagu, youngest dau. of Vice Admiral Barton, of Exeter.
Rev. Thomas Dade, rector of Broadway and Brincombe, Dorset, to Jane, daughter of late Colonel Lloyd, of Bawdeswell.
28. Lord Kircudbright, to Miss Cantes. Rev. B. H. Drury, of Eton College, to Catherine Sarah, eldest daughter of J. Bean, esq. of Clapham House, Sussex.
Lately, at Rome, Hon. William Dawson, to Patience, dau. of Lieut.-Gen. Scott, and grand-daughter of the late Sir Edward Blackett, bart.
Charles Struth, esq. of Upper Harleystreet, to Emma Louisa, daughter of J. Stracey, esq. of Harley-place.
Rev. B. M. Willan, of Queenborough, Kent, to Harriet, dau. of late Marcus Dixon, esq. of Barwell Court, Surrey.
Rev. F. T. Cookson, M.A. Curate of St. John's, Oxford, to Mary Ellen, dau. of Rev. R. Faucett, M. A. Vicar of Leeds.
John Benyon, esq. of Newcastle, Carmarthenshire, to Mary Ellen, dau. of the Rev. C. Russell, of Lydeard St. Lawrence.
April 3. Thomas Benwell, esq. to Mary, dau. of Sir Edward Hichings, of Oxford.
6. Rev. Richard Ellicombe, Prebeudary of Exeter, to Elizabeth, dau, of the Rev. John Swete, of Oxton House.
Edward Wells, jun. esq. of Wallingford, to Mary Anne, dau, of John Hedges, esq. Mayor of that borough.
Rev. Thomas King, of Wallington, Surrey, to Amelia, dau. of late Jas. Quilter, esq. of Hadley.
Maurice Swabey, jun. esq. of Langley Marish, to Frances, only dau. of late C. Clowes, esq. of Delaford, Eucks.
Henry Francis Hough, esq. of East India Company's Service, to Eliza Paton Bruce, dau. of late Lieut.-Gen. Bruce.
Thomas Kithingman Staveley, esq. of Sleningford, Yorkshire, to Mary, only dau, of John Claridge, esq. of Pall-mall.
Rev. Edward Bankes, rector of Corfe Castle, son of II. Bankes, esq. M. P. to GENT. MAG. April, 1820.
Hon. Frances Jane Scott, daughter of the Lord Chancellor.
8. Rev. Henry Daniel Leeves, to Sophia Mary, second daughter of the late Lieut. Col. Haultain, of Bath.
Samuel Barlow, esq. of Middlethorpe, Yorkshire, to Harriet, daughter of the late Joshua Harner, esq.
10. Rev. Calvert F. Moore, to Catherine, dau. of Mr. and Lady Catherine Marlay. Charles Henry Strode, esq. of Frant, near Tunbridge Wells, to Caroline, dau. of the late John Wombwell, esq.
11. Rev. Rob. Austen, rector of Steventon, Hants, to Eleanor, daughter of Henry Jackson, esq. of Sloane Terrace.
Capt. W. C. Lempriere, Royal Artillery, to Harriet, dau. of Thos. Reid, esq.
13. Brigadier-Gen. John Pine Coffin, C.B. third son of the Rev. J. Pine Coffin, of Portledge, Devonshire, to Maria, dau. of the late George Monkland, esq, of Belmont.
Thomas Joseph Turner, esq. of Great Yarmouth, Captain E. 1. C. service, to Jane, dau. of John Bawtree, esq. of Colchester.
15. Rev. Mordaunt Baruard, of Thornton, to Maria, dau. of late Major Bolton.
At Portsmouth, Capt. Harrison, R. N. to Catherine, daughter of Mr. Mottley, of Portsmouth.
Thos. Jeffery Bumsted, esq. B. A. of Queen's College, Oxford, to Fanny, dau. of the late Roger Smith, esq. of Manor House, Walworth.
17. At Edinburgh, Lord John Campbell, to Miss Glassell, of Long Niddrie. Cap. W. B. Dashwood, R.N. to Louisa Henrietta, dau. of Fred. Bode, esq.
18. At Wardour Castle, Lieut. Col. G. Macdonnell, C. B., late J. F. Officer in Canada, to the Hon. Laura Arundel, second daughter of the late Lord Arundel.
George West, esq. Royal Engineers, to Louisa, daughter of Hen. Revell, esq. of Round Oak, Surrey.
Capt. Garth, R.N. to Charlotte, dau. of Lieut. Gen. Frederick Maitland.
Peter Dixon, jun. esq. of Carlisle, to Sarah Rebecca, daughter of Major-Gen. Clarke, of Upper Charlotte-street.
20. Hon. and Rev. W. Leonard Addington, son of Lord Viscount Sidmouth, to Mary, daughter of the Rev. John Young, rector of Thorpe, Northampton.
Edward Applewhace, esq. to Judith, dau, of the late Samson Tickell Wood, esq.
Rob. Belcher, esq. of Henley-onThames, Oxfordshire, to Mary Sheldrake Kemmens, niece of the late Col. Sheldrake.
Rev. Thos. Clayton Glyn, of Fairsted, Essex, to Jemima Julia, daughter of Wm. Hammond, esq. of St. Alban's Court, Kent.
24. Mr. Charles Baker, merchant of Southampton, to Mary Ann, daughter of Mr. Thos. Wilkie, of Paternoster-row.
street, with all the furniture, plate, pictures, horses, carriages, &c. about the premises, are also left equally between them and another daughter, Lady Bromley. Similar articles about the house and premises at Hagley are given exclusively to Robert; to whom also, by codicil, are devised the freehold estates in the counties of Lancaster, Bucks, Middlesex, Nottingham, &c. Bequests of 3001 are made in favour of several upper servants, and all are benefited ac cording to degree and length of service. The residue is given in equal shares between the above children and his daughter Mrs. Dugdale. The will is dated 24th June, 1809. There are two codicils, one made in 1812, and the other in 1818.
REV. ISAAC MILNER, D.D. F.R.S. April 1. At Kensington Gore, in the
VISCOUNT BARON CURZON. March 21. In Lower Brook-street, in his 92d year, Asheton Curzon, Viscount and Baron Curzon. He was the younger son of Sir Nathaniel Curzon of Kedleston, co. Derby, Bart. who died in 1758, by Mary, daughter and co-heir of Sir Ralph Asheton of Middleton, in Laucashire, Bart. and younger brother of the late Nathaniel, first Lord Scarsdale. He was born Feb. 2, 1729; married (first) Esther, only daughter of Wm. Hanmer, esq. of Hanmer Betrisfield and of Iscoyd, Flintshire, by whom (who died July 21, 1764) he had issue, 1. Penn Asheton, born Jan. 31, 1757, married July 31, 1787, Suphia, Baroness Howe, eldest daughter of Richard, last Earl Howe, Knight of the Garter, and died Sept. 3, 1797, leaving issue Richard William, born Dec. 9, 1796, and other children; -2. Esther, married to the late Sir G. Bromley, Bart.;-3. Mary, married to,70th year of his age, the very Reverend Lord Stawell. - He married (secondly) Feb. 6, 1766, Dorothy, sister to Richard, first Earl Grosvenor, by whom (who died Feb. 24, 1774, he had, 4. Robert, born 1774; M. P. for Clitheroe ;-5. Charlotte, married to Dugdale Stratford Dugdale, Esq. M.P. for Warwickshire; and other issue. He married (thirdly) August 17, 1777, Anna Margaretta, sister of the late Sir W. Meredith, Bart. and widow of Barlow Trecothick, Esq., and by her (who died June 13, 1804) he had no issue. He was elected M. P. for Clithero, 1754. 1762, 1769, 1774, and 1790; in which Parlament he was elevated to the Peerage by the name of Baron Curzon, Aug. 13, 1794; from whence he was advanced to be Viscount Curzon, Feb. 27, 1802. His Lordship was LL.D.; and is succeeded in his titles and estate by his grandson Richard William, the present Viscount, who is recently married (see p. 279) to Lady Harriet Georgiana Brudenell.
The will of Viscount Baron Curzon was proved in the Prerogative Court on the 8th inst. by his son, the Hon. Rob. Curzon, the sole executor (appointed in a codicil). The personals were sworn under 120,000. Provision for his Lordship's children having been made in his late and former marriage, and by other settlements, they are by the will ratified and confirmed, and bequests to them are consequently of less amount. Fifteen thousand pounds are left to his daughter Elizabeth, and five thousand to his sou Robert; and the bouse in Davies
Isaac Milner, D.D. F.R.S. Dean of Carlisle, President of Queen's College, Cambridge, and Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in that University.
This learned Divine was born near Leeds, of parents who had neither to boast of wealth or pedigree. While he was a boy, his father, who was a weaver, died, leaving a widow and two children, Joseph and Isaac. The young Milners were obliged to be at the spinningwheel by break of day in summer; and in winter they rose by candlelight, for the purpose of maintaining themselves and their aged parent. Such a course of unwearied application to a laborious calling might seem very unfavourable to study, and yet these youths devoted all the spare hours they could gain from their business to a few books which chance threw in their way. This disposition for literary pursuits, added to their sobriety and industry, made them the subject of general conversation; and at length a subscription was formed, by which the eldest was enabled to quit the loom for the grammar school. Here Joseph applied to the Classies with such diligence as to be soon qualified for the University of Cambridge, where he proceeded to the degree of M.A. On entering into orders he obtained the curacy of Trinity Church, Hull, and was ap pointed Master of the Grammar School in that town. In the mean time Isaac continued at the weaving business; but, when his brother was established at Hull, he became anxious to follow the
same bonourable course. Joseph complied with his wishes, and took him for his assistant; after which he sent him to Queen's College, where he made a rapid progress in the mathematics, as well as theology and the learned languages. In 1774 he was senior wrangler, at which time he also gained the first mathematical prize. In 1782, he served the office of Proctor; and in 1783, being then M.A. he was nominated one of the Taxors of the University, and also Professor of Experimental Philosophy. At the University he formed a close friendship with Mr. Wilberforce, which proved the occasion of an introduction to Mr. Pitt; and these three eminent men, about 1787, made a tour together on the Continent. In 1788, Mr. Milner was elected President of Queen's College, on which occasion he took his Doctor's degree. The same year he was advanced to the Deanery of Carlisle, and in 1792 served the office of Vice-Chansellor. In 1798, the Doctor was made Lucasian Professor of Mathematics on the death of Dr. Waring; and the duties of that Chair, as well as those of every other station, he continued to discharge with equal diligence and ability.
Dean Milner was in every respect an extraordinary man. In early youth he rose superior to difficulties with which few could have successfully contended. His academical career was eminently distinguished. By the splendour of his reputation while in the vigour of life, and by uncommon zeal and activity in the cause of Science, he gave a strong impulse to the study of Mathematical and Philosophical Learning in his University. With him, indeed, the season of vigour and activity was not of long duration; a morbid constitution of body, acted upon by a mind wounded by severe domestic affliction, deprived the world of his exertions at a period when they were the most valuable. The latter part of his life-and that a very considerable portion of the whole-he passed in retirement; but it was the retirement of a man of talents and of learning. The range of his inquiries was surprisingly extensive: abstract Science, -Philosophy, theoretical and experimental, antient Literature,-History, -Theology,-by turns occupied his at
With regard to the intellectual faculties of this great man, he was most remarkable for the strength of his understanding. His mind seemed capable of grasping whatever was fairly within the sphere of human knowledge. At the same time, it may be doubted whether he possessed in a high degree that most splendid of mental endowments, inven
tion-the power of forming new com. binations of ideas; and, in matters of taste and imagination, he certainly discovered little sensibility.
To this very imperfect notice of the life and character of Dr. Milner, we sball only add, that the remembrance of his friendly disposition and many virtues, as well as the never-failing delight which his conversation afforded, can cease only with the existence of those who knew him.
The Deau has published some papers in the Philosophical Transactions, and the following separate performances : "Animadversions on Dr. Haweis's History of the Church of Christ," 1800, 8vo. "Strictures on some of the Publications of the Rev. Herbert Marsh, intended as a Reply to his Objections against the Bible Society," 1813, 8vo.
DR. THOMAS BROWN.
April 2. At Brompton, in his 4d year, Dr. Thomas Brown, Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh. It is not long since the name of Playfair was seen in our Obituary; and we have now the pain of adding to it that of Professor Dr. Thomas Brown, who, for amenity of manners, kindness of heart, and all the qualities which endear in private life, may well be styled the younger brother of Professor Playfair. They were both possessed of highly-cultivated minds; both ardent lovers of letters; and both had contributed to the progress of Philosophy and Science, the one in physics, the other still more eminently in the philosophy of the human mind; for Dr. Brown, we believe, has left few equals behind him in metaphysical acumen, and in the powers of analysis and generalization. As a poet, he is entitled to no small praise; but as a metaphysician, he displayed more originality, perhaps, than any one of his contemporaries; whose comprehensive surveys, elevated feelings and conceptions, and great powers, cannot be injured by doing him justice. Some of his friends, we know, were inclined to think that he carried his refiuements and generalizations too far; but that is impossible, we think, when care is taken to be accurate in the process. In all the relations of domestic life, Dr. Brown was most exemplary. A most anxiously kind and sender brother, a sure friend, a delightful companion. To refinement of manners-to all that forms the gentleman, he added all that distinguishes the man. Every one, from the most fashionable, to the most lowly, knew where to find him, and how they would find him. He had none of the littleness which makes so many afraid of