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List of the present House of Commons.-Promotions.

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Athlone Bo.-Henry Handcock
Bandon Bo.-Lord Visc. Bernard
Belfast Bo.-Sir A. Chichester
Cavan Co.-H. Maxwell, †J. Young
Cashel Bo.-M. Pennefather

Carlow Co. †Sir J. M. Doyle, †W.
Blackney.

Carlow Bo.-Lord Tullamore

Clonmell Bo.-Eyre Coote
Cork City-Hon. J. Boyle, D. Callaghan
Cork Co.-Lord Boyle, Hon. R. King
Coleraine --Sir J. Brydges
Carrickfergus-Lord G. Hill

Clare Co.-Maj. Macnamara, M. O'Connell
Donegal Co.-Sir E. Hayes, +Col. Conolly
Down Co.-Ld. Castlereagh, Ld. A. Hill
Dublin Co.-Lord Brabazon, Col. White
Dublin City-+Sir H. Harty, +L. Perrin
Dublin University-T. Lefroy
Dundalk Bo.-+Col. J. E. Gordon
Drogheda-J. H. North
Downpatrick-E. S. Ruthven
Duncannon-Hon. T. Knox
Dungarvon-Hon. G. Lamb

Ennis-+Right Hon. W. V. Fitzgerald
Enniskillen-Hon. A. Cole

Fermanagh Co-M. Archdall, Lord Corry
Galway Co.- Sir J. Burke, J. S. Lambert
Galway Town-†J. J. Bodkin
Kerry Co.-D. O'Connell, F. W. Mullins
King's Co.-Ld. Oxmantown, Col. Bernard
Kilkenny Co.-E. of Ossory, Ld. Duncannon
Kilkenny City-N. P. Leader
Kildare Co.-R. M. O'Ferrall, †Sir W. Hort
Kinsale-Capt. J. Russell, R. N.
Leitrim Co.-Col. Clements, S. White

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Limerick Co.-Hon. Col. Fitzgibbon, Col.

O'Grady

Limerick City-Right Hon. T. S. Rice
Lisburne-H. Meynell

Londonderry Co.-Sir R. Bateson, Capt.
Jones

Londonderry City-Sir R. Ferguson
Longford Co.-Ld. Forbes, A. Lefroy
Louth Co.-A. Dawson, R. L. Sheil
Mallow-C. D. O. Jephson

Mayo Co.-J. Browne, D. Browne
Meath Co-Sir M. Somerville, Ld. Killeen
Monaghan Co.-Hon. E. Blaney, †Hon. H.
B. Westenra

Col. S. R. Chapman, C.B. to be Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bermudas.

Newry-Hon. J. H. Knox
New Ross-+C. Tottenham
Portarlington-Sir W. Rae
Queen's Co.-Sir H. Parnell, Sir C. Coote
Roscommon Co.-A. French, O. O'Connor
Sligo Co.-J. Cooper, †Col. Percival
Sligo Bo.-J. Wynne

April 26. 56th Foot-Major H. Harris Pritchard to be Lieut.-Col.; Capt. W. Mitchell to be Major.-69th Foot: Brevet Lt.Col. R. Johns to be Major.-Unattached: Major Lord Edw. Hay to be Lieut.-Col. of Inf.; Brevet Lieut.-Col. W. O'Donoghue

Tipperary Co.-T. Wyse,†J. H. Hutchinson
Tralee +W. Ferrand

Tyrone-Hon. H. C. Corry, †Sir H. Stewart
Waterford Co. - †Sir R. Musgrave, †R.
Power

Waterford City-Sir J. Newport
Westmeath Co.-Col. Rochfort, M. L. Chap-

man

Wexford Co.-Col. Chichester, †H. Lambert
Wexford Bo.-†C. A. Walker
Wicklow Co.-R. Howard, J. Grattan
Youghall Bo.-Hon. G. Ponsonby

At all the contested Elections the grand struggle has been between the advocates of the Reform Bill and its opponents. According to the returns, the counties of England will be represented by 70 Reformers, opposed to 6 Antis; the cities of England, by 42 Reformers and 8 Antis; the boroughs, not comprised in Schedules (A) and (B) 126 Reformers and 46 Antis; the boroughs to be disfranchised in Schedule (A), by 28 Reformers and 76 Antis; and the boroughs to lose one member in Schedule (B), by 31 Reformers and 53 Antis; thus leaving a majority of 108 in favour of Reform.

[** The Scotch Returns are not yet complete ]

PROMOTIONS AND PREFERMENTS.

GAZETTE PROMOTIONS.

April 7. Capt. H. Jelf, esq. and ClarissaAmelia Sharp, of Kincarrochy, co. Perth, after their intended marriage, to use the surname, and bear the arms of Sharp, in addition to that of Jelf, and the designation of Kincarrochy.

April 23. Right Hon. R. Montgomery, Lord Belhaven, to be High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

to be Lieut.-Col.; Capt. W. Hawkins Ball to be Major.

April 27. Major-Gen. R. Bourke to be Capt.-Gen. and Governor-in-Chief of New South Wales and Van Dieman's Land.

April 29. 3d Dragoon Guards: Lieut.Gen. S. Hawker to be Col.-47th Foot: Brevet Major F. Heatly to be Major.Garrison: Major-Gen. John Waters to be Captain of Yarmouth Castle.

May 2. Lieut.-Gen. Sir W. Houston, G.C.B. to be Lieut.-Governor of Gibraltar. -69th Foot: Capt. R. Brookes to be Major.

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May 10. To be Extra Aides-de-Camp to his Majesty, with the rank of Colonel in the Army Lieut.-Col. A. Campbell, Brevet Lieut-Col. J. Bell, S. B. Auchmuty, T. Lightfoot, A. D. Faunce, G. Brown, F. Fitzclarence, G. P. Wingrove.-1st Foot

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Guards Lieut.-Col. F. T. Roberts to be Capt. and Lieut.-Col. - Garrison: Lieut.Gen. Hon. J. Ramsay to be Governor of Carlisle.-Brevet: Capt. E. W. Bouverie, to be Major in the Army.

May 11. Koighted: J. Whatley, esq. Groom of the Bedchamber.

May 12. Dr. W. M Michael to be Physician in Ordinary.-Right Hon. Laurence Lord Dundas to be Lieut. and Sheriff Principal of the shires of Orkney and Zetland.

Col. G. Fitzclarence to be Baron Tewkesbury, Visc. Fitzclarence, and Earl of Munster.

May 13. Right Hon. Sir F. J. Lamb, G.C.B. to be Ambassador Extraordinary to the Emperor of Austria.

May 14. J. Button, of Stifford, Essex, esq. to use and bear the surname and arms of Freman only.

May 16. Sir T. S. Champneys, of Orchardleigh Park, Somerset, bart. to take the surname of Mostyn before that of Champneys; and also bear the arms of Mostyn quarterly with those of Champneys.

May 17. 72d Foot: Lieut.-Col. T. F. Wade to be Lieut.-Col.-90th Foot: Lieut.Col. C. G. J. Arbuthnot to be Lieut.-Col.Unattached: Brevet Major J. Agnew to be Major.

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS.

Rev. W. H. Dixon to be Canon Residentiary in York Cathedral.

Rev. J. Bartholomew, Preb. in Exeter Cath. Rev. E. Mellish, Preb. in Hereford Cath. Rev. J. Clatton, Preb. in Hereford Cath. Rev. L. Lewellin, Preb. in Brecon Col. Ch. Rev. M. Anderson, Sherrington R. Somerset

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April 18. At the Vicarage, Ashburton, the wife of the Rev. J. Wrey, a son.22. At Brayfield House, Bucks, the wife of Lieut.-Col. Bourchier, a son.—————23. Southampton, the wife of the Rev. Dr. Wilson, a son.-24. In North Audleystreet, the wife of W. Bulwer, esq. a dau.. 27. At Cambridge, the wife of the Rev. Professor Scholefield, a son. At the Rectory, Souldera, the wife of the Rev. W. C. Risley, a son.- -29. In Portland-street, the wife of Lieut. -Col. Healy, a dau.

Lately. At Southampton, the wife of Lieut.-Col. G. Hely, a dau.- -At Coolhurst, Horsham, the Right Hon. Lady Eliz. Dickins, a son.At Cheltenham, the wife of Capt. Macan, 16th Lancers, a son.

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Rev. J. W. Arnold, Burrington P. C. Somer.
Rev. J. B. Atkinson, Kingston R. Isle of
Wight.

Rev. T. Brayshaw, Addingham R. co. York.
Rev. H. Burton, Atcham V. Salop.
Rev. J. Chevalier, Cransford R. Suffolk.
Rev. R. Clifton, Somerton R. co. Worcester.
Rev. W. Clive, Mountford V. Salop.
Rev. J. Cottingham, Chatwick P. C. Chesh.
Rev. F. W. Cubitt, Fritton R. Suffolk.
Rev. A. W. Eyre, Hornsea-cum-Riston V.

co. York.

Rev. E. Griffin, Wilburston V. co. Northam.
Rev. J. Harward, Wirksworth V. co. Derby.
Rev. J. Jackson, Tullow R. co. Carlow.
Rev. J. Jones, Llanaber R. Merionethshire.
Rev. E. J. Moor, Brightwell P. C. co. Berks.
Rev. J. Morgan, Dilwyn V. co. Hereford.
Rev. N. Morgan, Aston V. co. Warwick.
Rev. H.W. Neville, Bergh Aston R. Norfolk.
Rev. H. H. Norris, Hackney R. Middlesex.
Rev. H. B. Owen, Throcking R. Herts.
Rev. H. J. Passand, Shipton-on-Charwell R.
Oxon.

April 12. At the Hon. Mrs. Burrowes's house, Hill-street, Berkeley-square, his Excellency Baron de Cetto, Minister Plenipotent ary of the King of Bavaria, to Eliz.

Rev. J. P. Reynolds, Beeston St. Andrew R. Norfolk.

Rev. W. Smith, Honingham V. Norfolk.
Rev. H. H. Way, Henbury V. co. Gloucester.
Rev. T. P. White, Exton R. Hants.
Rev. P. Whittingham, Baddingham R. Suff.
Rev. H. I. C. Harper, to be joint Conduct
of Eton College.

BIRTH S.

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May 2. In Grosvenor-sq. the Countess of Wilton, a son.-8. At Bromley House, the Lady Sarah Murray, a son.-12. At the Vicarage, Britford, the wife of the Rev. R. H. Hill, a son.-14. The wife of W. H. Hooper, esq. Secretary of Greenwich Hospital, a dau.18. In Upper Harleystreet, the wife of Rich. Jenkius, esq. M.P. a son. At the Palace, Fulham, Mrs. Blomfield, the lady of the Bp. of London, a son.-19. At the Rectory, East Horsley, Hon. Mrs. Arthur Perceval, a son.20. At Halls, Holt, Wilts, the wife of Lt.Col. T. W. Forster, a dau.-23. In Parliament-street, the wife of J. Burder, esq.

a son.

MARRIAGES.

Cath. only dau. to the late Col. Burrowes, of Dengan Castle, and grand-dau, to Lord Decies, late Archbishop of Tuam.-At Exeter, W. Mackworth Praed, esq. barrister

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Marriages.

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at-law, eldest son of Mr. Se:j. Praed, to Anue Frances, only dau. of Treby Hele Hays, esq. of Delamore, Devon. John Waters, esq. banker, of Sarne, Carmarthenshire, to Harriet, eldest dau. of Rich. Tho. Dixie, esq. of Gelly Deg House. -19. George, fourth son of John Nance Gooch, esq. of Brundish Hall, to Susan, youngest dau. of the late Wm. Garrett, esq. of Kettleburgh Hall, Suffolk - 20. At Camberwell, Edward, eldest son of Cha. Baldwin, esq. of Grove-hill, Camberwell, to Anne Calcott, youngest dau. of J. Horner, esq. also of Grove-hill.-27. At East Ducham, T. Mark Dickens, esq. late Lieut. Col. Royal Eng. to Louisa, dau. of T. Smyth, esq. of East Ducham.- -In London, S. Clement, esq. to Louisa, dau. of the late W. Paley, esq. barrister-at-law, and grand-dau. of the late Archd. Paley.28. At St. George's, Bloomsbury, John Edridge, esq. of Pockeridge-house, Corsham, Wilts, to Mary-Ann, eldest dau. of the late S. Yockney, esq. of Upper East Hayes, Bath.- -At Paris, the Count de Montebello to Mary-Teresa, eldest dau. of T. Boddington, esq. of Cumberland-place.- -At Harpsden, Vincent Vaughan, esq. of Caversham Grove, to Mary-Ann, only child of the late J. Hussey, esq. of Pinkney House, Berks.- -At Poslingford, Suffolk, J. Raymond, esq. of Baythorn Park, to MarySophia, second dau. of Col. Weston, of Shadowbush House.--At Kingscote, Gloucestershire, John Kennaway, esq. eldest son of the late Sir J. Kennaway, of Escot, Devon, to Emily-Frances, dau. of the late T. Kingscote, esq.At Bath, Capt. W. H. B. Proby, R.N., to Louisa, only dau. and heiress of the late Rev. S. How, of Strickland, Dorset -At Charles Church, Plymouth, the Rev. A. I. Frith, son of the late Col. A. Frith, to Georgina, youngest dau. of the late Capt. G. Wolfe.-30. At Rochester, the Rev. Aylmer Farquhar to Mary, second dau. of the late T. Scholes, esq. of High Bank, Lancashire.In France, Edw. Turnour, esq. eldest son of the Hon. and Rev. E. J. Turnour, of Arundel, to Miss Eliz. dau. of the late W. Crease, esq. of Dublin. At St. James's, the Hon. R. Pepper Arden, of Pepper Hall, Yorkshire, to the Lady Arabella Vane, youngest dau. of the Marq. of Cleveland.

May 2. Leonard Thompson, esq. eldest son of G. L. Thompson, esq. of Sheriff Hutton Park, Yorkshire, to Miss MaryWentworth Fitzwilliam, second dau. of Lord Milton, and grand-dau. of Earl Fitzwilliam.

-The Rev. W. Gilson to Eliza, third dau. of the Bishop of Chester.-3. At St. George's, Bloomsbury, James Higham, esq. of Torrington-square, to Emma, youngest dau. of Geo. Musgrave, esq. of Apsleyend House, Shillington, Bedfordshire.--At Henley-on-Thames, R. King, esq. of Grosvenor-place, to Georgiana-Ann, youngest dau. of the late Hon. Lieut.-Col. Geo. Carle

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ton, and sister of Lord Dorchester.-4. At Hutton Cranswick, W.-Henry, third son of the late John Barkworth, esq. of Tranby House, to Mary-Anna, second dau. of Horner Reynard, esq. of Sunderlandwick House, and of Hob Green, near Ripon.-At All Souls Church, Langham pl. Francis Hawkins, M.D. of Curzon-street, Mayfair, to Hester, third dau. of the Hon. Baron Vaughan.-And, on the same day, Le Mar chant Thomas, esq. only son of John Thomas, esq. of Brunswick square, to Margaret, fourth dau. of Baron Vaughan.-5. His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Oldenburgh to her Royal Highness the Princess Cecilia, sister of Prince Gustavus Vasa.At Westbury, Salop, the Rev. Cha. Leicester to Anne-Penelope, second dau. of the late Richard Topp, esq. of Whitton, Salop.- -At Postwick, near Norwich, the Rev. W. H. Graham, B.A. of Exeter College, to Helen, fourth dau. of Robert Gilbert, esq.-9. At St. James's, G. E. Van Heythuysen, esq. 24th Reg. E. I. C. to Zillah, eldest dau, of T. L. Holt, esq. of Lower Bedford-place, Russell-square.- -At Oswestry, the Rev. G. Wharton, to Eleanor, only child of J. Hunt, esq.- -10. At Muirfield, near Inverness, Capt. J. W. Roberdeau, Bengal Cavalry, to Eliza Raper, second dau. of Arthur Cooper, esq. of luverness. -At Totness, Rich. Malins, esq. harrister-at-law, to Susauna, eldest dau. of the late Rev. Arthur Farwell, Rector of St. Martin's, Cornwall.- -At Axminster, the Rev. Edw. Cook Forward, Rector of Combpyne, to Mary, youngest dau. of the late John Banger Russell, esq. of Beaminster, Dorset.- At Wallingford, the Rev. J. Trollope, to Eliz. Bunce, third dau. of the Rev. W. Hazel, M A. -At Wateringbury, Kent, Major Maclean, 81st Reg. eldest son of Lieut.-Gen. Sir Fitzroy Maclean, bart. to Emily Eleanor, fourth dau. of the Hon. and Rev. Dr. Marsham.-12. At St. James's, the Rev. C. J. Plumer, Vicar of Norton, to Miss Thompson, of Stocktonupon-Tees.- -At Dublin, E. R. Borough, esq. eldest son of Sir Rich. Borough, bart. to Lady Eliz. St. Lawrance, sister of the Earl of Howth.- -At Nuthurst, W. H. Calhoun, esq. solicitor, of Arundel, to Eliz. dau. of the late Rev. T. Turner, of Hustperpoint.- -16. At Cossey, in Norfolk, G. Taylor, esq. M.D. of Kingston-uponThames, to Jane, second dau. of Rich. M'Kenzie Bacon, esq.- -At Kilkenny, R. Fowler, esq. son of the Bishop of Ossory, to Harriet Eleanor Wandesford, dau. of the Marquis of Ormond.—17. At St. George's, Hanover-square, the Right Hon. Robert Grosvenor, youngest son of Earl Grosvenor, to the Hon. Charlotte A. Wellesley, dau. of Lord Cowley.- At Compton, the Rev. T. Hand, Rector of Bulpham, Essex, to Cassandra, youngest dau. of the late J. More Molyneux, esq. of Loseley-park, Surrey.

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OBITUARY.

THE EARL Of Mulgrave.

April 7. At Mulgrave Castle, Yorkshire, aged 76, the Right Hon. Henry Phipps, Earl of Mulgrave, Viscount Normanby, of Normanby in Yorkshire, and Baron Mulgrave, of Mulgrave in the same county; third Baron Mulgrave of New Ross, co. Wexford (1768); a Privy Councillor; Lord Lieutenant, Custos Rotulorum, and Vice Admiral of the East Riding of Yorkshire; a General in the army, Colonel of the 31st regiment of foot, and Governor of Scarborough ; an Elder Brother of the Trinity House; G.C.B., F.R.S. and F.S.A.

His Lordship was born Feb. 14, 1755, the third son of Constantine first Lord Mulgrave, by the Hon. Lepell Hervey, eldest daughter of John Lord Hervey (and aunt to the present Marquis of Bristol), and Mary, daughter of General Nicholas Lepell. He entered the army at the usual age, and served in America from early in 1776 to the end of 1778; and for ten months in Jamaica in 1780. He attained the rank of Lieut.-Colonel in that year; was promoted to be Captain and Lieut.-Colonel in the first foot guards 1783, Major in 85th foot 1789, and Colonel in the army 1790. In 1793 he was appointed to the Lieut.-Colonelcy of the 31st foot, which he commanded in the expedition made that year to Toulon, and in 1794 in Zealand. In 1799 his Lordship was employed on a military mission to the Archduke Charles and Marshal Suwaroff. He was promoted to the rank of Major-General 1794, Lieut.-General 1801, and General 1809; and appointed Governor of Scarborough Castle in 1796.

At the general election in 1784, Col. Phipps was returned to Parliament for Totnes, and at the next, in 1790, for Scarborough. He succeeded his brother Constantine-John in the Irish Barony of Mulgrave, Oct. 10, 1792; and was created an English peer (as his brother had been in 1790), by patent dated August 13, 1794. He was introduced into the House of Peers, on the 25th of Nov. following, by the Lords Vernon and Dover.

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Yorkshire, on the resignation of the Earl of Carlisle. On the 7th of May 1808, he was nominated First Lord of the Admiralty; and he continued in that post until 1810, when he was transferred to the control of the Ordnance, as Master-general. This last office he resigned in 1818, on account of ill health, with which he has ever since been afflicted. He was advanced to the titles of Viscount Normanby and Earl of Mulgrave by patent dated Sept. 7, 1812.

The Earl of Mulgrave married, Oct. 20, 1795, Martha-Sophia, daughter of Christopher Thompson Maling, of West Hennington in Durham, esq. by whom he bad five sons and four daughters: 1, the Right Hon. Constantine-Henry, now Earl of Mulgrave, late M.P. for HighamFerrers, a young nobleman of taste and literary accomplishments; he was born in 1797, and married in 1818, the Hon. Maria Liddell, eldest daughter of Lord Ravensworth, by whom he has one son; 2. the Hon. Henrietta-Sophia, who died in 1808; 3. Lady Augusta-Maria, who died in 1813; 4. the Hon. Charles Beaumont Phipps, a Captain in the 3d foot guards; 5. Lady Katherine-Frederica 6. Lady Sophia; 7. Lady Lepell-Charlotte; 8. the Hon. Edmund; and 9. the Hon. Augustus-Frederick, born in 1809. A pension of £800 a year was granted to the Countess of Mulgrave in August 1829.

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A portrait of his Lordship, by Sir William Beechey, was exhibited at Somerset House in 1808.

His Lordship distinguished himself as a frequent speaker in the House of Lords; and in 1804 was taken into the Administration as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. In January following, he was appointed Secretary of State for the Foreign Department; which be held until succeeded by Mr. Fox in February 1806. In 1807 he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of

RT. HON. ROBERT WARD.

Lately. Aged 76, the Right Hon. Robert Ward, a Privy Councillor for Ireland, a Governor of Downshire, Colonel of the South Downshire Militia, and a Trustee of the Irish Linen Manufacture; uncle to Viscount Bangor, and greatuncle to the Earl of Clanwilliam, the Countess of Meath, the late Viscountess Powerscourt, and Lady Howden.

Mr.Ward was the 4th and youngest son of Bernard first Visct. Bangor, by Anne, daughter of John 1st Earl of Darnley, and widow of Robert Hawkins Macgill, esq. Mr. Ward was returned to the Parliament of Ireland in 1790 for the borough of Killallagh, and in 1796 for the city of Bangor.

He was twice married: firstly, in May 1782, to Sophia-Frances, third daughter of Chapel Whaley, esq. by whom he had four sons and one daugh

OBITUARY.-Sir H. Hawley.-Sir M. M. Lopes.

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ter: 1. James-Hamilton-Bernard, who died an infant; 2. Edward-Michael Ward, esq. now Minister Plenipotentiary at Dresden; he married in 1815 Lady Matilda Charlotte Stewart, sister to the Marquis of Londonderry, and has children; 3. Lieut.-Col. John-Richard Ward, Assistant Quartermaster-gen. in Ireland; 4. Robert-Arthur, who died in India in 1816; and 5. Sophia Anne, married in 1824 to John-Whitcomb Bayley, esq. F.R.S. and S.A., Chief Clerk of the Record Office in the Tower of London. Having lost his first lady in Sept. 1793, Mr. Ward married, secondly, in May 1797, Louisa-Jane, second daughter and coheiress of the Rev. Dr. Abraham Symes, of Hillbrook, co. Wicklow; and by that lady had four sons and two daughters: 6. the Rev. Bernard-John Ward; who married in 1824, IsabellaFrances, daughter of the late Robert Phillipps, of Longworth inHerefordshire, esq., and has a family; 7. Thomas-Lawrence Ward, esq. a Clerk in the Foreign Office; 8. Anne-Catharine, married in 1821 to John Goddard Richards, of Roebuck, co. Dublin, esq.; 9. James Hamilton, a Lieut. R.N.; 10. Louisa-Alice; and 11. William-Robert.

SIR HENRY HAWLEY, BART.

March 29. In Gloucester-place, Portman-square, aged 54, Sir Henry Hawley, second Baronet, of LeybourneGrange, Kent.

He was born Oct. 20, 1776, the eldest son of Sir Henry Lawley, who was created a Baronet in 1795, and his only son by his first wife, Dorothy, only daughter and heiress of John Ashwood, of Madeley in Shropshire, esq. He succeeded bis father in the Baronetcy, Jan. 20, 1826.

Sir Henry married Nov. 28, 1806, Catherine-Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Sir John Gregory Shaw, of Eltham Lodge, Bart., and had eight daughters and three sons: 1. Catherine-Anne; 2. Theodesia; 3. Marianne-Dorothy; 4. Augusta-Harriett; 5. Sir Joseph-Henry Lawley, who has succeeded to the title; he was born in 1813; 6. Henry-James; 7. Frances-Charlotte; 8. Emma-Grace, who died an infant in 1819; 9. Caroline

Elizabeth; 10. Henry-Charles; and 11.

Ellen-Catherine.

SIR M. M. LOPES, BART.

March 26. At his seat, Maristow House, in Devonshire, aged 76, Sir Manasseh Masseb Lopes, Bart. a magistrate for that county and for Wiltshire, and Recorder of Westbury.

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The ancestors of this gentleman were Spanish Jews; he was born in Jamaica Jan. 27, 1755; the only son of Mordecai Rodrigues Lopes, of Clapham in Surrey, esq. by Rebecca, daughter of Manasseh Perera, of Jamaica. He was first returned to Parliament at the general election in 1802, as member for New Romney; and, during that Parliament, was created a Baronet by patent dated Nov. 1, 1805, with remainder to his nephew, Ralph Franco, esq. only son of his late sister Esther, wife of Abraham Franco. In the same year he obtained the royal sign manual to take the name of Masseh before his own.

At the general election of 1812, Sir Manasseh was returned to Parliament for Barnstaple, and he was re-elected in 1818; but it was on the latter occasion that the transactions took place which led to the disfranchisement of the borough of Grampound. On the 18th of March 1819, he was found guilty at the Exeter Assizes of having corrupted and bribed the electors of that borough, in order to get himself returned, having given the voters £35 each. On the 2d of April, on the motion of Mr. Wynn, the House of Commons ordered that the Attorney-general should prosecute Sir M. M. Lopes for bribery. On the 13th of November he received sentence in the Court of King's Bench, "That for fence, of which he had been convicted in Sir Manasseh Masseh Lopes's first of Cornwall, he should pay to the King a fine of £8000, and be imprisoned in Exeter gaol for 21 months; and for his seshould pay to the King a fine of £2000, cond offence in Devonshire, that he and be further imprisoned in the same gaol for three months."

In 1823 Sir Manasseh again came into Parliament for his own borough of Westbury; and was re-elected in 1826; but Right Hon. Robert Peel, who was then retired in 1829 to make room for the ejected from the Protestant University timents on the claims of the Roman of Oxford, after he had altered his senCatholics.

Sir M. M. Lopes married Charlotte, daughter of John Yeates, of Monmouthshire, esq. His daughter Esther died July 1, 1819, aged 24. He is succeeded in his title, according to the patent, by his nephew, now Sir Ralph Lopes, having taken that name since his uncle's decease. He married in 1817 Susannah Gaisford Gibbs, elder daughter of Abra ham Ludow, of Westbury, esq., and has two sons. The value of the landed and personal effects of the late Baronet is estimated to exceed £800,000. A great por

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