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of the gipsics repeatedly dared the gentleman to shoot the animal, which, unfortunately, he at length attempted to do, but missing his aim, lodged the contents of the gun in the head of a child, who had just emerged from the tent, and she died instantly. A coroner's inquest on the body has returned a verdict of accidental death; but the accident made such an impression on the gentleman, that he has never spoken CHESHIRE.



A survey was lately made by Mr. Hutchinson, Chanel-en-le-faith, author of the "Tour through the High Peak,' miners, to ascertain the most proper place for and some old experienced laying a stage, and fixing the necessary apparatus for a descent into Eldon Hole; and there can be no doubt, but this adventurous undertaking will prove highly interesting to the public, as well as useful to the scientife geologist. The length of the line let down into Eldon Hole has DILD-At Chester, Miss Roberts, a maiden been stated by some writers to have been two lady. It has been observed, that no person in thousand eight hundred fathoms, while others the family ever quitted this world without a look-give a very different and far less calculation. Be ing-glass having been broken; and on this oc- this however as it may, it is very probable that dif casion the largest one fell, and was shattered into ferent subterraneous passages will be discovered a thousand pieces!Mrs. Egerton, aunt to John by the adventurers, extending in various direc Egerton, Esq. M. P. for Chester, aged 78-Intions, and communicating perhaps with the great her 96th year, Mrs. Witters.-Mrs. Moult, Peak's Hole, or some other dark some caverns of aged 78, mother of Mr. John Moult, Pro- the earth. There is no one person now living prietor of the Chester Courant.-At Stock- who has descended into Eldon Hole, and indeed port, Mr. Smith. He was walking in the street, the descent formerly made by a person of the when he fell down and expired without a adjacent country, who was let down only to the struggle. first perpendicular landing, to discover whether CORNWALL. a human body, suspected to have been mur dered, was thrown into this pit, could not be expected to produce any very authentie account, as the inducement arose froni a mere casual circumstance, without any preparation, and perhaps without the spirit of investigation: The most minute attention is required on such an occasion, as the smallest cranny or aperture is often known to open into the most magnificent apartments of the mineral kingdom.

DIED At Derby, in St. Werburgh's work. house, Hannah Wood, aged 105. DEVONSHIRE.

DIED-Suddenly, the Rev. Arthur Wade, Vicar of Tintagell, near Camelford, in this county. It was remarkable, that this man made his will above fourteen years since, but it was not executed till about four hours previons to his death, as his wife was conscious (she said), that whenever he should do it, he would depart this life; and so it came to pass, about four hours after the solemn document was signed.-At St. Columb, in his 76th year, Mr. John Rouse, an opulent farmer. Under his bed were found fifteen hundred guineas, besides bills, &c.-At Lanherne, aged 84, Ann Theresa Butler, of the Society of Carmelites, who took refuge in this country from the fury of the French revolution. CUMBERLAND.

A dog, the property of Mr. Teasdale, of Ousby, lately took the quest of a fox, which he ran for the extraordinary time of thirty hours, four of which were run within the view of some miners, who at that time were upon Duftou Fell. The dog and his intended prey were at that time running round the bottom of the hill, the arch dog (still keeping that side of reynard which led to his cleft in the rock) at last came up with him, but being so much exhausted by his toilsome chase, was unable to attack him for some time, and they both lay as lifeless together. The miners then made to his assistance, but so ardent was his desire to make reynard his prey, that he would not suffer them to come near till he had destroyed him himself.

MARRIED At Carlisle, Christopher Bout stead, Esq. to Miss Hannah Robinson.-At Greysok, illiam Topping, Esq. of New Rent, to Miss Arabella Wilhelmina Child, third daughter of Jacob Child, Esq.-At Gretna Green, John Lawson Swallow, Esq. of Knorren Lodge, near Brumpton, in this county, to Miss Richardson, daughter of J. Richardson, Esq. of Cumcatch.

On the 19th of February, Mr. Hall, a miller at King's Bridge, having employed a butcher to kill some pigs for him, during the absence of the latter to get some refreshment, who left his kaife benessing the operation, agreed to play at kill-pig; hind, four young children, who had been witothers, who acted the part of the butcher, stuck the youngest was to be the pig, when one of the him in the throat, and killed him on the spot: the other three, alarmed at what they had done, ran into the adjoining mill,and hide themselves under the wheel, which was not working at the time, but was set going almost immediately afterwards, and crushed them all to death!

MARRIED.-George Drake, Esq. Captain in the 1st Devon Regiment of Militia, to Maria Saltern Knighton, eldest daughter and coheiress of the late John Moore Knighton, of Greenosen, in the same county.-At Totues, Lousia, the second daughter of William Bengal, Esq. of that place, to William Marshall, Esq. Assistant Paymaster-General at the Cape of Good Hope.

DIED.-At Exeter, Lieutenant Darby, of his Majesty's ship Impetueux. He put an end his to life by shooting himself with a pistol: it appeared in evidence before the Coroner's Inquest, that he had written several letters, to his father, sister, &c. informing them of the rash act he was about to commit, attributing his unhappiness of mind to an unfortunate love attachment; and that hav


DIED. At Stanwix, aged 81, Mr. John Andrews. At Keswick, in her s0th year, Mrs.ing received a challenge from a rival, which, at Jane Scott-At Carlisle, aged 60, George Ross, Esq.-At Armathwaite, in consequence of a fall from his horse, John Fisher, Esq. of Calkeld, in Loweswater. At Whitehaven, aged 66, Mrs. Piercy, relict of the Rev. Mr. Piercy-Mrs. Mary Bruce, in her 86th year.-At Peeletown, Isle of Man, James Birchill, M.D.-At Douglas, John Livesey, Esq.

the earnest entreaties of his friends, he had decowardice had rendered life miserable-Verdict, clined accepting, the dread of the imputation of felo de se.-At Lympstone, Lady Charles Fitzand sister to Lord Castlereagh-The Rev. Dr. roy, eldest daughter of the Earl of Londonderry, Henry Manning, Rector of Stoke-in-teignhead and Drewsteignton.

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fire; the almost immediate explosion of these combustibles was dreadful, that although all were desirous, none could afford timely assistance: to relieve himself he used first his right hand, then his left band, until by explosions in both they were dreadfully burnt, torn, and useless; in this shocking state of misery, and by the explosions in his pocket, he fell on the ground in a state of insensibility, where he was rolled about until the combustibles were extinguished or exhausted. For many weeks after, the extent of the wounds, particularly on his breast and side, could not be ascertained, owing to the consolidation of part of his clothes in a mass with the wounds. This statement of a melancholy fact, it is hoped, will be remembered as a caution in the use of fire works.-At Portsmouth, Mrs. Case, wife of Capt. Case, late in the Revenue service.-At Southamp ton, aged 93, Richard Vernon Sadleir, Esq. father of the corporation and a justice of the peace for the county.

The steeple of Harwich church, on a late survey, has beeu pronounced in so ruinous and dangerous a state, as to render it necessary to be taken down and rebuilt. It having been for a great number of years a conspicuous sea-mark, this circumstance is mentioned for the informa tion of mariners.

DIED.-At Chelmsford, in her 92d year, Mrs. Mary Ashley-At Purley, the Rev. Roger Hayne, MaCurate of that place-In her 67th year, demoiselle Genevieve Gaudoin, upwards of forty years superintendant of the late boarding-school of Mrs. Pugh, at Great Badon. GLOUCESTERSHIRE.

A few days since, a travelling Jew who sells spectacles, &c. called at a public-house in Brant Broughton, for refreshments. Some of the compauy there, inclined to mischief, thrust a lighted pipe-head into his bundle, just as he was leaving the house, and as soon as he had got into the fields, the bundle caught fire, and his whole stock in trade and himself were enveloped in flames.The abominable wantonness of those who could enjoy a sight like this, reminds us of the scriptura! words" they scatter fire-brands, and arrows, and death, and say, Are we not in sport MARRIED.-At Cheltenham, Dr. Benjamin Hayward Brown, to Elizabeth Selina, eldest daughter of Eyles Irwin, Esq.


DIED.-At Newuham, at the very advanced
age of 108, Anne Robins. She had been sexton
of that parish upwards of fifty years; gave her
evidence, in a cause tried at the assizes in this
city, about eight years since, with astonishing
clearness and perspicuity, and retained all her
faculties to the last.-At Wotton, in her 92d
year, Mrs. Brown.-At Tetbury, Lieutenant
Colonel H.H. Sloper, commandant of the Hors-
ley Volunteer Infantry, aged 43.


MARRIED-At West Malling, Richard Des bary, Esq. of the Temple, to Miss Anne Dowman, second daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Dowman. -At Canterbury, Charles Tudor, Esq. to Miss Moore.

DIED.-At Dartford, in his 106th year, James Gibson, a native of Dover. He retained his intellects almost till the hour of his death.-At Ivy church, Mr. Joseph Sacree, parish-clerk of that place 52 years. During which long period he never omitted his duty except on the Sunday preceding his death.-At Rochester, the Rev. De. Nicholas Brown, 41 years rector of Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire.


MARRIED. At Childwall, Richard Meadowcroft, Esq. of Manchester, to Mrs. Hutchinson of Wavertree. At Liverpool, H. H. Jones, Esq. of Llynon, Anglesea, to Jane, eldest daughter of Robert Scott, Esq..

DIED.-At Bolton, in his 88th year, Mr. G. Grundy. At Paradise Hall, Salford, Manchester, Mrs. Grey, aged 57, sister to the truly benevolent James Nield, Esq. of Chelsea-At Liverpool, Nathaniel Jefferys, Esq. formerly M. P. for Coventry.-At Manchester, to which place she had gone to attend the funeral of her sister, Miss Susannah Bakewell, of Spring Vale, Stadlordshire.

MARCH 3.-As some boys were lately walking along the beach at Portsmouth, one of them discovered an old leather glove washed up on the beach, which contained one hundred and fiftyeight guineas, and a few half-guineas.

MARRIED. At Kingston church, Lieutenant Colonel White, of the 86th regiment of foot, to Miss Greig, only daughter of the late William Greig, Esq. of the Island of St. Vincent.-in Jersey, Captain Philip Patriarche of the Royal Marines, to Miss Elizabeth Patriarche, second daughter of William Patriarche, Esq.

DIED. At Winchester, aged 19, Mr. T. Findon, son of Mr. Findon, attorney, Shipston-uponStowr, Worcestershire. The death of this amiable young man was occasioned by the following melancholy accident:-On the evening of the Jubilee, in October last, the deceased, with some other young gentlemen, being furnished with some serpents or fire-works of a somewhat formidable description, joined the multitude assembled round a large bon-fire opposite St. John's House, Winchester. He had placed his serpents, with the fuses upwards, in the inside breast pocket of his great coat, aud by some accident they caught


An attorney, of Hinckley, bas absconded, after having committed a forgery on the Hinckley bank, to the amount of £2000, as well as negoci ating bills of exchange, and holding money belonging to respectable farmers and other persons, which he pretended to invest for them, amounting

to near £4000.

DIED.At Mountsorrel, in her 83d year, Mrs. Wainwright. At Barron-upon-Soar, S. Beaumont, gent.-At Upton, aged 46, Mrs. Grew, and a few days afterwards her fourth son, William Grew.


Mr. Tooley, liquor-merchant, of Horncastle, lately received an anonymous letter, cautioning him to take care of himself. This letter he did not regard, conceiving it to be only meant to frighten him. However, on the 25th of February, as he was in his bed-room undressing to go to bed, a slug was fired at him through the window, which passed over his head and lodged in the Mr. Tooley immediately ceiling of the room. threw up the sash of the window, and jumped out into the street, but the perpetrator of the deed escaped.

DIED. Mr. Kitton,one of the porters of the London warehouse at Boston; he was found sitting in his chuir a lifeless corpse. He always resided by himself, and has died without a will; on searching the house, upwards of 500 guineas were found three bags, a large quantity of copper and other coins, &c.-At Carlby, aged 81, Mr. Taverner, who had been a noted wrestler, and won thirty-two prize hats. At Little Steeping, in her 10th year, Mrs. Chapman.


Remarkable instances of Longevity in this County.-Died in 1765, John Dowse, near Louth, aged 106.–10 1700, Mrs. Newiran, of Harlaxton, aged 105.-In 1758, Mr. Heighton, of Marston, ged 100.-In 1780, Mrs. Pollard, of Stamford, ged 197-In 1783, Willian Thompson, of North Kyme, aged 168. He enjoyed a good state of health, soaked two pipes, and drunk some ale on the day of his death. William Kirkby, of Bonby, near Barton, aged 162.-In 1789, Mary Ham, of Kexby, widow, aged 107.-In 1;60, John Quanbrough, of Bourn, aged it2. He was upwards of forty years collector of the tolls of that place. He lived alone in the most parsimonious manner, and was found dead in his bed. Upwards of £300 was discovered in holes and corners of his room, which he had not quitted for the last seven years-In 1792, Mrs. Lowdisdon, of Boston, aged 103.-Ann Frost, of West Raisin, aged in-Mrs. Pape, of Lincoln, widow, aged 102.—In 1793, John Burg, of Spalding,aged 100.—In 1797, Winifred Foxton, of MesBingham, aged 104.-in 1800, Elizabeth Shaw, of Real Cotes, aged 117.-In 1801, Mr. Cengreve, of Deeping Fen, aged 160.—in 1962, Elizabeth Stothard, of Kirton, near Brigg, aged 103. She was scarcely ever known to have had a day's illness. In her youthful days she has been seen to shear, bind, and stack an acre of corn per day, for forty days successively. She had many children, grand-children, and greatgrand-children-Mrs. Palmer, of Stamford, widow, aged 100. Her brother and sister died this year, the former aged 75, and the latter 67. Two other brothers died about two years before, the one 95, and the other 77. A surviving brother was this year 88. Their father also attained the age of 103.-In 1804, Mrs. Dewick, of Grantham, aged 100.-Benjamin Overton, of Stamford, aged 100.-Sarah Green, of Gainsborough, widow, aged 100.-Elizabeth Bullard, alias winfrey, of Gainsborough, widow, aged 16, --In 1807, Mrs. Saunders, at Easton, near Stord, aged 100.-Mary Alcock, of Aby, near Louth, aged 100. From the foregoing instances of advanced life, it will be seen that in this county, (which, in other parts of the kingdon has been usually deemed unhealthy) people can live to as protracted a period, as in those which are thought to be climates more favourable to the prolongation of human existence. We shall close this account by stating, that there is now living in St. Martin's parish, in Lincoln, a person, who, though nearly 100, walks several miles every day, when the weather will permit, and a short time ago, walked to Louth in one day, and came back to Lincoln the next. MONMOUTHSHIRE.

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MARRIED.-At Caerwent, near Chepstow, Mr. James Price, aged 22, to Mrs. Bullock, a widow, on the shady side of eighty-two. On their return from church, the road was strewed with burdock head, rue, hox, netties, and other herbs, symbolic of their expected connubial harmony. The damgel weighs 100 weight, and has five hundred charms, which the enamoured youth could not withstand.

Dirn. At Abergavenny, in his 83d year, Mr. W. Powell, attorney-at-law, the oldest, and while able to superintend his business, the most extensive practitioner in the county. NORFOLK.

There is now living at Oxburgh, in this county, W. Durant, gardener, who annualy consumes 1005 red herrings, chews 18lbs of tobacco, and feeds the frontispiece of his face with 305 ounces of snuff. The total sum of tobacco, snuff and red herrings, is £13 18 10.

MARRIED.-T. Blake, Esq. of Yelverton, to Miss Nicholls, daughter of J. Nicholls, Esq. of Hales-At Yarmouth, Capt. T. Gunton, of Bermondsey, Southwark, to Miss Mary Smith,

DIED. At Norwich, aged 74, Mr. W. Foster, attorney-In his 91st year, Mr. Joseph Thomp son.-At Great Dunbain, in her 93th year, Mis. Churchran-At Yarmouth, aged 94, John Spur geon, Esq, tewn-clerk


The law (says Steevens) is as nice as a newly laid egg: take the following as a proof-At the Peterborough Quarter-sessions, Daniel Bigley and Isaac Bowers were convicted, the one of stealing three, and the other five pigs; but an arrest of judgment was moved by the prisoners' advocate, upon the ground that the property was not described with Sufficient certainty in the indictment, insomuch as there was no such word as pig to be found in the law books, and therefore it might as well be applied to a pig of lead as to a ph of the species of swine; and in the county of Cornwall, or any other mining county, would have been so considered. It was contended on the other hand, by the advocate for the Crown, that as the law only required that degree of certainty in the indictment by which the prisoner might know upon what he stood indicted, and as the evidence from the beginning to the end described the property as pigs, by which description they are universally known at Peterborough and further, that as the indictments stated, "did steal, take, and drive away," and not carry away, as would have been the case had they been pigs of lead. After a long argument, the court remanded the prisoners, and respited their sentences until the opinion of the twelve Judges could be taken. The indictment has since been submitted, and pronounced correct.

MARRIED.John George, Esq. of Bythornhouse, Huntingdonshire, to Miss Angrave, of Halton-house, near Northampton.

DIED-Mrs. Wauchope, wife of the Rev. Mr. Wauchope, rector of Warkton-At Sudboroughhouse, Catharine Mary, only daughter of the late Morgan Vane, Esq.


A curious well of Roman masonry has lately been discovered by the workmen employed in digging the mound on which the Half-Moon battery lately stood at Newcastle. It is situated thirty feet below the surface, and is formed of fine hewn stone. Within a few yards of the well, two very large horns and the jaw-bones of a stag were found. On digging further, a great number of large beams of solid oak, was met with. The above circumstances have given rise to a variety of speculations as to the probability of the wkole of that immense ground being the production of


DIED.-At Earsdon, T. Fenwick, Esq. a Justice of the peace.-At Newburn, Mr. T. Taylor, principal colliery agent to the Duke of Northum berland.


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residing at Farnsfield. She was taking some soup off the oven, when her clothes caught fire, and she was so miserably burnt before assistance came to her relief, that she survived the accident only a few hours. She was in the 70th year of her age.-Miss Mary Glow, a respectable mantnamaker, of Collingham, near Newark, after two days' attendance on her brother, who died of a fever about a fortnight before she imbibed the infection. She was about 40 years of age, and was buried in less than 24 hours after her decease, in consequence of the dreadful contagion.-At Carlton, near Worksop, Mr. Christopher Frankland, aged 91 years. And two days afterwards Margaret, his wife, aged 79. They were both interred in one grave.-At Newark, Mr. James Guthrie, an Alderman of that Corporation. SHROPSHIRE.

MARRIED. At Shrewsbury, the Rev. Robert Evans, of Everton Notts, to Charlotta Margaretta, eldest daughter of Thomas Money, Esq. DIED.-At Coalbrooke Dale, Mrs. D. Darby, an eminent speaker of the Society of Friends: her eloquence in the cause of religion was peculiarly persuasive and impressive, and the zeal for the dissemination of Christian knowledge, led her to visit most parts of the British empire, in her ministerial capacity, where she was always well received and much esteemed.-At Shrewsbury, the Rev. George Holland, rector of Hanwood and Mindlow-At Bridgnorth, Sarah, wife of J. Spalles, Esq.-At Oarton, aged 85, Mrs. Tart-At Whitchurch, Mr. Thomas Roberts, in his 85th year.


MARRIED.-At Bristol, Mr. Alfred Anstri, of London, to Elizabeth Esther, third daughter of Joseph Smith, Esq.-Mr. Fargus, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late Robert Dyer, Esq.

DIED.-At Bristol, Mr. John Osborne, attorney-at-law. No one more intimately blended the man of honour with great professional ability, nor the man of business with the real gentleman.Frances, wife of the Rev. Mr. Pelly, rector of Siston, Gloucestershire, aged 24.-Mr. Thomas Barrett, 30 years chorister and verger of the Cathedral, and father of Mr. B. whose case, as prosecutor of Miss Latham, has engaged so much public interest.-At Taunton, Captain Hyde|| Curtis, R. N. aged 82. This officer was present at the execution of Admiral Byng.-At Yeovil, Robert Down, Esq.-At Milverton, Mr. Charles Holman, surgeon. His death was occasioned by a remarkable circumstance :--he was taking some refreshment at the house of one of his patients, when a greyhound entered the room, to which the deceased offered a bit of bread. The animal snapped at the food so eagerly, that his teeth pressed the deceased's fingers, but did not penetrate them. Inflammation ensued, a mortification succeeded, and terminated in his death. STAFFORDSHIRE.

The following distressing accident occurred at Walsall, on Sunday the 13th Feb.-Joseph Fudes, of Tipton, and his wife, having come over to spend the day with her brother, Joseph Smith, who is a gun-barrel borer at Walsall, the latter, in the course of the afternoon, whilst they and several neighbours were sitting together very sociably, gave Eades a gun, desiring him to take it home with him as a present to one of his sons! None of the parties knew of the gun being loaded, and Eades himself having examined the pan, and seeing no priming, formed the same conclusion; but on trying the lock, to the hoffor of all present, the piece, which proved to be loaded with shot, and must have primed itself by turning

A poor watch-maker, residing at Bungay, lately contrived a most ingenious machine for thrashing corn, to be worked by hand. Two years he devoted to the completion of his undertaking, and having brought it to perfection, found himself under the necessity of selling it by publie auction to defray his expences or, in case it should succeed, to assist him in making others. It was advertised in a Norwich Paper, and of fered for trial in a barn near the town, for which purpose he had procured different kinds of corn in order to decide on the work it would perform. What must have been the disappointment and vexation of the poor man on discovering, about a day or two before the sale, that some evil-disposed person had broken into the barn, and ma||liciously destroyed his principal wheels. Thus blasting his hopes, and the fruits of all his labour and invention in one moment.

about, went off, and the contents were lodged in the body of his own wife, who was sitting immediately opposite to him. The agonized state of the husband and brother may be better conceived than described. The unfortunate woman lived only two hours, leaving eight children to deplore her fate.

MARRIED-At Lilleshall, J. Ogle, Esq. of Beston, to Miss Taylor.-At Woodstanton, Mr. A. Wedgwood, of the Cottage, Eatsford, near Etruria, to Miss Hull, of Burslem.

DIED.-At Hanwood, at the honse of W. Wood, Esq. his sister, Mrs. Anne Wood-At Cannock Chase, near Rugeley, Mrs. Glover, wife of W. Cheshire Glover, Esq. SUFFOLK.

MARRIED-Mr. Joshua Cossack, to Mrs. Lofts, widow, both of Bury St. Edmunds. So anxious was the bride to evince her desire to "love, honour, and obey," that, in order to exonerate her swain from all the demands of unfeeling creditors, she absolutely crossed the highway in a state of perfect nudity, previous to her going to church-Thomas Harding Newman, Esq. of Nelmes, Essex, to Miss Harriet Cartwright, youngest daughter of the late John Cartwright, Esq. of Ixworth Abbey.

DIED-At Sudbury, Alexander Jameson, M. D. many years Deputy Inspector of military hospitals, aged 53.—At Milford, in her 94th year, Mrs. Lungley-At Ipswich, W. B. Coyte, M. D. aged 87-Mr. John Savage-Ensign Hector Munro, of the 2d regiment of foot.-The Rev. George Hall, 35 years pastor of the Baptist Meeting, aged 64-At Tressingfield, in her soth year, Mrs. Priscilla Chandler, a maiden lady. At Bury, aged 90, Mr. Robert Betts, one of the town serjeants.


MARRIED.-At Carshalton, by the Rev. William Rose, John Plummer, Esq. of Camberwell, to Miss Taylor, of Tunbridge Wells.

DIED. At Dorking, aged 98, Mr. James Constable, who never experienced any illness till within a few days of his death. SUSSEX.

DIED At South Stoke Kertory, Mrs. Wilton, widow of the Rev. William Wilton, who died on the 93th November last, leaving eight orphan children, for whom and for the widow the charitable contributions of the public had been earnestly solicited, and generously contributed, The Committee will now faithfully apply this money, and what may hereafter be received, for the children's support.-In Old Shor, ham poorhouse, Mis. Hill, a pauper, between ninety and a hundred years of are, she was found hanging by a cord, which had been used as a hand-rope to


The stairs, and was cut down, but not soon enough to revive, though the usual means were hamediately resorted to.-At Piddinghoe, aged 97, Mrs. Ann Back. She has five sons and daughters, and left grand-children, great grandchildren, and great great grand-children, to the number of 113.-At Chichester, Captain Craeraft, R. N. Commander of the Sea Fencibles on the coast of this county. He was First Lieutenant of the Brunswick on the 1st of June, 1794, and gallantly fought that ship after Captain Harvey was mortally wounded.


A fine Buck was lately observed by Mr. John Baucutt, of Northend, feeding in the inclosures near that place. The deer, on Mr. B. riding towards him, made off, at speed, across the country; topping every fence in his way, he took a circuit through Burton Dassett, beyond which place, being hard pressed, in endeavouring to cover a thick high hedge, the noble animal got entangled by his antlers, when his pursuer jumped off his horse and secured him. It is remarkable, that Mr. Baucutt followed the buck over every inch of ground, and over every leap, and that he caught him without a dog, aud took him home without any assistance. The buck is kept in a stall, and takes his feed as quietly as a cow.-The distance run was about four miles.

DIED At Moor-hall, John Hackett, Esq.At Birmingham, aged 88, Mrs. Haden. WESTMORLAND.

DIED. At Dove Nest, Ambleside, in consequence of her clothes taking fire, Miss Pedder, daughter of Edward Pedder, Esq.-At Newby, Mrs. Robinson, relict of James Robinson, of Ploverick.

church, not by way of sacrament, but merely in sign of mutual charity. To encourage this disposition, and by way of favour to the society itself of York cordwainers, Archbishop Scrope, as it seems, was pleased to grant a relaxation of forty days canonical penance, or a pardon of forty days, as it was anciently called, which, by the by, had no connection whatsoever with the forgiveness of sins of any kind, to those who on such occasions should join in the above-men||tioned social and fraternal Wasseil.

As a nursery-maid, in the service of Sir T. Pilkington, of Chevitt, was lately sitting with the Baronet's infant child near the fire, a spark flew on the child's clothes and set them on a blaze. The maid, with a sentiment of humanity and duty that merited a better fate, instantly ran to the cradle, and by wrapping the infant in the bed furniture, saved it; her own dress, however, was by this time in flames; she ran into another room, and rolled herself in the carpet, but unhappily too late, for she was burnt to such a degree that, after five days excessive torment, she expired.

MARRIED.-At Kirby-hall, the Rev. Dr. Claudius Buchanan, to Miss Mary Thompson.-J. Ridley, Esq. of the Plantation, near Whitby, to Letitia, daughter of the late Dr. Wells-At Campsall, near Doncaster, W. Rowley, Esq. of Kirk Smeaton, to Miss Sarah Bedford, of Fenwick Grange-At Hull, Capt. Cresser, of the Cumberland Militia to Miss Metcalfe,

DIED. At York, J. Bilton, Esq.-Mrs. Brandon, aunt to Sir W. Fettes, of Wamphray, Bart. in her 91st year.-At Hull, J. Robinson, Esq.At Sheffield, Mrs. C. Lindley.-At Pocklington, Mr. Simpson.-At Wakefield, Miss Lonsdale, in her 17th year.



The Treasury of the Cathedral of York has lately been enriched with a curious silver bowl, on which an inscription purports, that it was given by Archbishop Scrope, who was beheaded u 1405, to the confraternity of cordwainers of this city, with the promise of forty days pardon to those who should drink out of it. To understand this matter, it is to be observed, that the different professions and trades were accustomed in ancient times to form themselves into confraternities or societies, to which a great number of religious practices and devotions were annexed; and that amongst these, that of the Grace Cup, or Poculum Charitatis: which consisted in drinking health to each other, with the repetition of the word "Wasseil," at the conclusion of any public repast, was universal, being considered as a pledge of fraternal affection and charity. For the same purpose it was the practice of the French, till their late dreadful revolution, to eat bits of fine bread, which were distributed to all present in the most solemn services of their


The late Rev. Rice Pritcharch, was for some time after his admission into the church, awfully ensnared by the sin of drunkenness; he was at length recovered from it in the following singular way-He had a tame goat which was wont to follow him to the alehouse which he frequented; and he one day, by way of frolic, gave the poor animal so much ale that it became intoxicated. What particularly struck Mr. P. was, from that time, though the creature would follow him to the door, he never could get it to enter the house. Revolving on this circumstance, Mr. P. was led to see how much the sin by which he had been enslaved, had sunk him beneath a beast, and from that time, he not only became a sober man, but an exemplary Christian, and a very eminent minister of the gospel.

MARRIED. Captain Brigstooke, of the North Gloucester Militia, to Harriet, sister of Sir William Mansel, Baronet, of Iswed, Carmarthen.

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