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OBITUARY.-James Christie, Esq.
the war of the French Revolution, be served on board the Inconstant, from which ship he removed to the Diomede, then on the East India station, when he again suffered shipwreck, the Diomede having struck upon a rock not laid down in any chart, at the entrance of the barbour of Trincomalee. In December 1796 he was appointed Commander of the Swift, and in July 1797, Captain of the Resistance of 44 guns, and in a few days after to the Trident of 60 guns. But before the Commission reached him in the Indian seas, this scientific and gallant, but unfortunate officer, had perished in the Swift, which had gone down in consequence of being overladen through an act of humanity to the crew of another vessel. Captain Hayward's Charts of the Voyage of the Pandora, and of the Banda Seas, published by Mr. Dalrymple, are proofs of great industry and eminent talent, at a very early age. -2. Francis, formerly Keeper of Naval Stores at Martinique, and afterwards at Barbadoes.-3. William, now Commissary of Accompts at the Cape.-4. Henry, of the Navy Pay Office, Somerset-House, lately deceased. The daughters were: 1. Ann, wife of Cornwall Reynolds; 2. Elizabeth, married, 1 Joachim-Christian Stocqueler, and 2, Henry Till, both deceased.--3. Henrietta, married to CharlesAugustus Hayes.-4. Mary, married in 1815 the Rev. Joseph Hunter of Bath, F.S.A.; and 5. Charlotte.
Dr. Hayward was interred in the burial-ground of the parish of Walcot, and the following words are on his tomb : Franciscus Hayward, M.D. obiit Aprilis 18, A.D. 1831,
anno ætatis 93.
JAMES CHRISTIE, ESQ.
Feb. 2. In King-street, St. James'ssquare, after a long illness, aged 58, James Christie, esq.
The claims of Mr. Christie on the grateful recollection of posterity are twofold; as a scholar of the first eminence and a valuable contributor to the literature of his country, and as a gentleman whose private character most deservedly secured to him the friendship and respect of contemporaries, themselves of no ordinary rank, and of great moral and intellectual worth.
Mr. C. was the eldest son of the gentleman of that name, who was most deservedly at the head of the line of business in which he was engaged, and who probably was intrusted with the disposal of property to a larger extent and of more importance than any one who ever preceded him.
Mr. C. was educated at Eton, and originally intended for the church; he passed through that school with a reputation honourable alike to his acquirements and to his correct principles. The advantages thus obtained were followed up with the energy and perseverance which belonged to his studious habits and his literary enthusiasm, and the results of which were seen in those able dissertations which reflect so much honour on his classical talents, and display the soundness of his learning, the depth of his researches, and the purity of his taste. His first production, in 1802, was an Essay on the ancient Greek Game, supposed to have been invented by Palamedes antecedent to the siege of Troy; it is an attempt to prove that the game of Palamedes was known to the Chinese, and was progressively improved by them into the Chinese, Indian, Persian, and European chess.
An intimacy with the late Charles Towneley, esq. (whose fine collection of vases and marbles now forms a part of the treasures of the British Museum) directed the attention of Mr. Christie to the use and meaning of those painted vases usually termed Etruscan ; and in 1806 he published a truly classical and beautiful volume, entitled "A Disquisition upon Etruscan vases." In this work the originality of his discoveries is not less conspicuous than the taste and talent with which he explains them. Any attempt to exhibit a specimen of his manner, or to illustrate his theory, would lead us beyond our limits; it is certain that by those best qualified to estimate the merits of this book, it is held in high and deserved regard. A limited number of copies having been printed, the work soon became scarce, and produced a very high price. In 1825, Mr. C., and as he very modestly states "to correct this unfair estimate of its value," published a new and enlarged edition (reviewed in our vol. XCVI. i. 135-140), adding an appendix, in which some most ingenious reasoning is employed to refer the shape and colour of Greek vases to the water lily of Egypt, and a classification is given formed upon this basis. The great knowledge of his subject, in which few are equal to follow him, and the extensive reading which this volume exhibits, place Mr. C. most deservedly in the first rank of classical antiquaries. In connection with this bis favourite enquiry, it may be stated that the description of the Lanti vase in the possession of the Duke of Bedford, was written by Mr. Christie, and is printed in the splendid volume which illustrates his Grace's collection of mar
OBITUARY.-Rev. Basil Woodd.
bles. The catalogue of Mr. Hope's vases, so much admired by scholars, is also from the same masterly hand.
A third publication from the pen of Mr. Christie is an Essay on the earliest species of idolatry, the worship of the Elements; the purport of which is to show for what purpose the elements were referred to by early nations; what was understood of the Deity by their means, and by what misconstruction they became objects of worship. In this as in the former work the religious texture of Mr. Christie's mind is every where to be traced, amidst the great learning in which the discussion is involved.
In addition to these publications, the active mind of Mr. Christie enriched the best of the Greek and Roman classics with copious notes and illustrations, and his biblical criticisms are profound and To him literary pursuits formed the most agreeable of all recreations, yet there was nothing about them of the character of undigested study. His taste for poetry was refined and chaste; he read it with uncommon beauty and feeling, and though he rarely indulged the "idle calling," he wrote it with facility and vigour.
But with all his literary acquirements and the great powers he possessed of adorning any intellectual society in which he might be placed, his habits were retiring, his pleasures and enjoyments simple and domestic. Brought into contact, as he was, with the highest and the noblest, his bearing was that of unaffected dignity, and whilst shrinking almost instinctively from honours that were offered him, he bore them when accepted with graceful propriety.
It will not be surprising, then, if he raised the business he followed, to the dignity of a profession. In pictures, in sculpture, in vertu, his taste was undisputed, and his judgment deferred to, as founded on the purest models and the most accredited standard. If to these advantages we add that fine moral feel. ing and that inherent love of truth which formed the basis of his character, and which would never permit him, for any advantage to himself or others, to violate their obligations, we may then have some means of judging how in his hands business became an honourable calling, and how that which to many is only secular, by him was dignified into a virtuous application of time and talents.
But let it not be forgotten that the keystone of this arch of moral strength and symmetry, was the religious principle; that principle which, to use the Janguage of Jeremy Taylor, "intends the
honour of God principally and sincerely, and mingles not the affections with any creature, but in just subordination to religion," the happiness that springs from such singleness of purpose and simplicity of heart, was abundantly the portion of Mr. C.; he was singularly blessed in his domestic affections, in his friendships, and in all his engagements, and his good name and his virtuous example will be long cherished and piously remembered.
Mr. C. was a member of the Dilletante Society, which it is well known consists of a select body, distinguished for high rank, as well as the taste for learned and scientific pursuits. He was for some years one of the Registrars of the Literary Fund, which was a favourite institution, and to the support of which his exertions very greatly contributed; and was also a member of the Antiquarian Society of Newcastle.
THE REV. BASIL WOODD, M.A.
April 12. At Paddington Green, aged 70, the Rev. Basil Woodd, for thirtyeight years Minister of Bentinck Chapel, Marylebone, and Rector of Drayton Beauchamp, Bucks.
He was born at Richmond in Surrey, Aug. 5, 1760, and educated by the Rev. Thos. Clarke, rector of Chesham Bois. At the age of 17, he became a student at Trinity College, Oxford, where he obtained the degree of Master of Arts in 1785, and of which college he remained a member to the day of his death. At the age of twenty-three he was ordained Deacon, at the Temple Church, by Dr. Thurlow, Bishop of Lincoln; and in 1784 priest, at Westminster Abbey, by Dr. Thomas, Bishop of Rochester. He frequently assisted the late Dr. Conyers, Rector of St. Paul's, Deptford. Shortly afterwards he was chosen Lecturer of St. Peter's, Cornhill, in which situation he continued his services for twenty-four years. In February 1785, he received the appointment of morning preacher at Bentinck Chapel. Soon after entering on the labours of that place, he introduced evening preaching, which was at first opposed by many, as a strange and novel proceeding; but he withstood the opposition, and saw his perseverance crowned with success, and his example followed by many other ministers. In 1808, Lady Robert Manners presented him to the rectory of Drayton Beauchamp, to which place he was accustomed to repair for a few months of every year.
Mr. Woodd exerted himself very greatly and successfully in establishing
OBITUARY.-W. Burrell, Esq.-M. Talbot, Esq.
schools. It is supposed that, under his superintendence, not less than 3000 children have passed through the schools connected with Bentinck Chapel, from among whom have risen four Missionaries, who have long filled posts of usefulness in foreign stations. He was for years an active member of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, the Church Missionary Society, the London Society for promotingChristianity among the Jews, the Prayer Book and Homily Society, the British and Foreign Bible Society, and an Association for supplying the barge men and boatmen on the Grand Junction Canal with Bibles, Testaments, and Common Prayer Books, and making provision for the instruction of their children.
As an author, Mr. Woodd confined his labours chiefly to tracts and to single discourses. The Memoir of Mrs. Hannah Woodd, his excellent mother, was one of his earliest productions, which afterwards found a permanent residence in Dr. Jerment's Memoirs of Pious Women.-The Church Catechism, with explanations.-The Faith and Duty of a Christian, expressed under proper heads in the words of Scripture.-Advice to Youth.-The Duties of the Married State.—The Day of Adversity.-The Rod of the Assyrian, a Fast Day Sermon. Memoir of Mowhee, a New Zealand Youth, who died at Paddington. A Memoir of Bowyer Smith, a pious child. The Harmony of Divine Truth. -The Excellence of the Liturgy, a Sermon.-A Missionary Sermon.-Selections from Versions of the Psalms of David, and other portions of the Sacred Writings; in which are some original compositions.
Mr. Woodd was warmly attached to all the doctrines of Christianity. He rarely led his hearers into the labyrinths of controversy; but chose rather to dwell on those topics which are best calculated to reach the heart, and to regulate the life. He was zealously attached to the Established Church.
WALTER BURRELL, ESQ. M. P. April 7. Aged 54, Walter Burrell, of West Grinstead, esq., Knight in Parliament for Sussex; only surviving brother to Sir Charles Merrik Burrell, Bart. and cousin to Lord Willoughby d'Eresby.
He was the third son of Sir William Burrell, Bart. LL.D. F.R.S. and S.A., by Sophia, daughter and coheiress of Sir Charles Raymond, of Valentine House in Essex, Bart. He served the office of Sheriff of Sussex in 18-, and was first elected to Parliament for that county in GENT. MAG. May, 1831.
1817, and re-chosen in 1818, 1820, 1826, and 1830. He was one of the majority on the motion for a Committee on the Civil List, which ousted the Wellington ministry, Nov. 15, 1830; and he voted for the second reading of the Reform of Parliament Bill on the 19th.
Mr. Burrell married Helen-Ann, widow of -- Chisholm, esq., and sister to Edward Ellice, esq. M.P. for Coventry, but had no children.
In the combined character of a sincere and warm private friend, an intelligent country gentleman, an active magistrate, and an upright Member of Parliament, we know not where we shall find Mr. Burrell's superior. In his public capacity he was a man of unestentatious conciliatory manners, easy of access, intimately acquainted with all the local interests of the county which he represented, and during five successive Parliaments anxious to reconcile the conflicting objects, and to promote the wishes of his constituents; possessing strong good sense, sound judgment, unsullied integrity, and independent principles.
M. TALBOT, Esq.
April 26. After a lingering illness, aged 58, Montague Talbot, esq., for 23 years manager and proprietor of the Belfast Theatre; and also for many years manager of the Newry and Derry Theatres. He was second son of Capt. George Talbot, Captain of the Worcester man of war, who, with his servant, was lost on the coast of Caffraria, in the Grosvenor East Indiaman. The Captain left a widow, two sons, and a daughter, to deplore his fate. The eldest, Francis Talbot, esq., is a bachelor, of good fortune and private habits, near London. Miss C. C. M. Talbot is married to Sir D. Forrest. Mr. Montague Talbot, the younger son, was bred to the English bar, and served his commons for the purpose of being called to it; but, having been much flattered on the dramatic talent he was thought to possess, he was, at a very early age, tempted to try his fortune on the stage; in consequence of which imprudence, his uncle, the celebrated Dr. Geech, his mother's brother, revoked a will, in which he had made Mr. Montague Talbot joint heir to sixty thousand pounds, with another nephew, the Rev. Dr. Crossman, Rector of Taunton, who, by this means, came in for the entire. Mr. Talbot was one of the most eminent comedians that ever graced the British stage. His forte lay in general comedy; though he frequently wooed the tragic muse with great success; in
OBITUARY.-Mr. Quick.-Clergy Deceased.
deed, his Hamlet, and other tragic characters, ranked high on the London boards.
April 4. At Islington, aged 83, Mr. John Quick, the celebrated comedian. He was born in 1748, and left his father, a brewer in Whitechapel, when only fourteen years of age, to become an actor. He commenced his career at Fulham, where he performed the character of Altamont in the Fair Penitent, which he personified so much to the satisfaction of the manager, that he desired his wife to set young Quick down a whole share, which, at the close of the farce, amounted to three shillings. In the counties of Kent and Surrey he figured away with great success; and, before he was eighteen, performed Hamlet, Romeo, Richard, George Barnwell, Jaffier, Tancred, and many other characters in the higher walk of tragedy. In a few years he sufficiently distinguished himself as an actor of such versatile talents, that he was engaged by Mr. Foote, at the Haymarket Theatre, in the year 1769, where he became a great favourite of King George the Third; and upon all occasions Quick was expected to appear in a prominent character. He was the original Tony Lumpkin, Acres, and Isaac Mendosa, and after his appearance in these characters, he stood before the public as the Liston of the day. Mr. Q. may be considered one of the last of the Garrick school.
In 1798 he quitted the stage, after thirty-six years of its toils, and excepting a few nights at the Lyceum, after the destruction of Covent Garden Theatre, he did not act afterwards. The evening of his life was calm domestic sunshine; he retired with 10,000l., which served him, and left something for his son and daughter. Up to the last day of his life almost, he was in the habit of joining a respectable company who frequent the King's Head, opposite Islington church, by whom he was recognised as president. Forty years ago he was told by the physicians that punch would be the death of him. He had then drank it twenty years, and he continued the practice till the day of his death, which it did not appear to have hastened.
The will of Mr. Quick (which, from constant wear in his pocket, was in a very tattered condition), has been proved at Doctors' Commons. His personal property was sworn to be under £6000; and, with the exception of £20 to an old servant, and one other small bequest, is divided between bis son, Mr. William Quick, and his daughter, Mrs. Mary-Anne Davenport.
April 9. At Newbury, aged 80, the Rev. James Bicheno, M.A. father of John Bicheno, esq. barrister.
April 5. At the Vicarage, Hornchurch, Essex, in consequence of a violent cold and inflammation of the chest, aged 61, the Rev. John Walker, B.C.L., late Fellow of New College, and vicar of Hornchurch, to which living he was presented, by the Warden and Fellows of New College, in 1819. Mr. Walker was one of the original proprietors of the Oxford Herald, and for several years assisted in its editorial department. He was the editor of "The Selections from the Gentleman's Magazine," in 4 vols. 8vo., of which a thousand copies were sold in a few months. He also published " Letters from the Bodleian Library," 3 vols. 8vo. ; a pamphlet entitled “Curia Oxoniensis; or Ob
servations on the Statutes which relate to the University Court; on the illegality of searching houses; on the Procuratorial Office; and on the University Police Act;" of which two editions were sold, and a third lately printed; "Oxoniana," in 4 vols. 12mo, and some other works.-Mr. Walker was of a placid and benevolent disposition, beloved by his relatives, and esteemed by his friends. He took his degree of B. C. L. July 5, 1797.
April 6. Aged 46, the Rev. Thomas Slatter, M.A. of Christ Church, and Rector of Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire. He took his degree of M.A. March 16, 1808.
March 6. At Dulwich college, aged 65, the Rev. Ozias Thurston Linley, B.A. Junior Fellow and Organist of that institution. He was the eldest son of the late Thomas Linley, esq. patentee of Drury-lane Theatre, and the late Right Hon. R. B. Sheridan. Mr. brother of Mrs. Sheridan, the first wife of Linley will long he missed by numerous affectionate mourners, whom his originalities instructed and delighted; for his wit was pointed by the keenest sense of truth, and tempered by the kindliest sense of charity. His literary acquirements were various, and his reading singularly extensive in the metaphysics of the Hartleian and other schools of the last age. But his learning on important points that concerned his profession as a clergyman of our national church was solid and profound; it was like his piety—plain, practical, and unostentatious. His taste for music induced him to resign a benefice he held, and accept the post of Junior Fellow of Dulwich college, on which member the duties of organist and teacher of the boys devolve.
Lately. The Rev. William Allen, Rector of Llanfihangel Isternllewyrne, Monm., and Vicar of Hay, Brecon ; to the latter of which churches he was presented in 1786 by Sir E. Williams, Bart., and to the former in 1800 by the Earl of Abergavenny.
At Kirkby Lonsdale, the Rev. John Gathorne, late Vicar of Tarvin, Cheshire. He was formerly Fellow of Jesus coll. Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. 1805, as seventh Junior Optime, M.A. 1808; and was presented to Tarvin in 1825 by the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield.
Aged 47, the Rev. Joseph Heath, Perpetual Curate of Lucton, and master of the school, and vicar of Wigmore, Heref. He was formerly Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, where he attained the degree of M.A. in 1810; was elected Master of Lucton school (to which the chapelry is annexed) in 1816, and presented to Wigmore in 1830 by the Bishop of Hereford.
The Rev. Robert Sadler, Vicar of Shustock, and Perpetual Curate of Water Orton, Warw. He was of Christ Church, Oxford, M.A. 1784, was presented to Water Orton in that year by Eari Digby, and to Shustock in 1803 by Lord Chancellor Eldon.
The Rev. Richard Charles Hippesley Tuckfield, Rector of Morchard Bishops, Devonshire, and late Fellow of All Souls coll. Oxford. He was presented to his living in 1827 by R. H. Tuckfield, esq.
The Rev. Robert Wynter, M.A. Rector of Penderin with Brongwin, Brecon, to which he was instituted, on his own presentation, in 1818.
LONDON AND ITS VICINITY.
March 27. Aged 27, Sophia-Frances, wife of Frances, wife of Mr. Bruce, of Francis-street, Golden-square.
April 17. In Park-place, St. James's, in the 45th year of his age, Sir T. Mostyn, Bart. of Mostyn, in Flintshire, and M. P. for that county during the last four Parliaments. Sir Thomas succeeded to the title as the sixth Baronet in 1796. He was never married; but had three sisters, with issue, who were married in early life to three Baronets. Sir Thomas was generally to be found in the House of Commons among the ranks of the Opposition party. He was owner of the celebrated Oxfordshire fox hounds.
April 22. In Whitehall-place, Lady Wetherell, wife of Sir C. Wetherell, and dau. of Sir Alex. Croke, of Studley-house, Oxfordshire.
In her 71st year, Eliz. wife of D. Beale, esq. of Fitzroy-square.
April 23. In Clarges-street, James Wedderburn, esq.
In Verulam-terrace, Frances-Mary, second dau. of Sir F. Hastings Doyle, bart.
At Walworth, aged 37, W. Adcock, esq. In George-st. Adelphi, W. Gordon, esq. April 24. In Devonshire-place, Mary, relict of the late John Baker, esq. of East Looe, and sister of Sir Digory Forest, of Exmouth.
In Russell-sq. T. Smith, esq. of Wray, Lancashire, and of the Hon. Society of Lincoln's-inn. April 25. At his chambers in Lincoln's
Inn, in his 78th year, John Calthorpe, esq. He was the 3d son of Sir Henry Gough, bt. of Edgebaston, Warwickshire, by Barbara, only dau. of Reynolds Calthorpe, esq. of Elvetham, Hants. He was consequently brother of the first Lord Calthorpe, and uncle of the present Lord. Mr. Calthorpe was born April 18, 1754, was a barrister at law, a commissioner of bankrupts, &c. Mr. Calthorpe was appointed one of his residuary legatees by the will of his relative the late Richard Gough, esq. of Enfield. See vol. LXXIX. pt. i. 322.
April 26. In Westbourne-place, Chelsea, aged 75, Mrs. Mary Hare.
In Alfred-place, Bedford-square, James Rysden Bennett, esq.
At Stoke Newington, aged 16, W. Wandesforde Frend, eldest son of W. Frend, esq.
April 27. In his 69th year, in Southampton-row, J. Pattison, esq. late a Director of the East India Company.
April 28. In Devonshire-st. Portlandplace, Anne, wife of John Wilson, esq. In Great Quebec-street, aged 64, Keeling, esq. late of Antigua.
April 29. In Harley-street, in her 79th year, Colin, relict of the late James Baillie, esq. of Dochfour, Inverness-shire, formerly M.P. for Horsham, and aunt to J. E. Baillie, esq M. P. for Bristol.
April 30. At the residence of her mother, aged 24, Emma-Sophia, wife of Josh. Peppercorn, esq. third day. of W. J. Albert, esq. late of the Customs, and niece of the late Sir M. M. Lopez, bart.
At Clapton-square, Hackney, aged 70, J. Bryce, esq.
May 1. In Upper Montagu-street, Russell-sq. aged 62, F. W. Sanders, esq. of Lincoln's-inn, barrister.
In Grove-lane, Camberwell, Eliz. eldest dau. of the late Coles Child, esq.
May 2. In New-street, Spring-gardens, aged 82, Fred. Booth, esq.
May 3. Aged 80, at Ivy Cottage, Clapham Common, Mrs. Hannah Dowson.
In Great Ormond-street, in her 64th year, Selina-Anne, wife of Zachary Macaulay, esq. and 3d dau. of late W. T. Mills, of Bristol.
May 4. In his 53d year, Col. J. Nicol, E. I. C. many years Adjutant-General of the Bengal army.
May 5. In Dorset-square, G. Paterson, esq. late Dep.-Accountant-Gen. E. I. C. May 7. Aged 65, A. Gordon, esq. of Oxford-court, Cannon-street.
May 8. In his 53d year, Tho. Massey, esq. of Rood-lane.
In Hereford-street, in his 77th year, John Hambrough, esq.