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perhaps, the richest ready-monied commoner in England. He is heir to the peculiar virtues of his economical father, and is estimated to be worth near a million of floating disposable cash, and she is his only child. She is under age, but was not made a ward of Chancery. The plan devised by the three gentlemen was well concerted. One of them, under pretence of paying his addresses to a lady on a visit to Mrs. Elwes, contrived to be received into the family in the character of her lover, where he was treated with the utmost respect; and this gave him opportunities of arranging the matter for his friend Mr. Duffield. On Wednesday morning he prevailed on Mrs. Elwes to accompany his own intended wife a shopping; and in their absence, he handed with the utmost openness, Miss Elwes to the door, near which a chaise and four was drawn up. He met Mr. Elwes in the hall, who asked them where they were going; she was without a hat or bonnet, and said she was only going to her mamma, who was waiting for her. The gentleman proceeded with her, placed her in the chaise, by the side of her gallant, and returned to the house with the utmost unconcern. Mr. Elwes had inquired in the mean time, how long Mrs. Elwes had been out, and seeing her conductor return, inquired where his daugh ter was. He with perfect sangfroid, told him he had delivered her to the man destined to make her happy; and that she was off to Gretna Green, where he advised him to follow, and assist in the ceremony. The distress of Mr. Elwes, and still more of Mrs. Elwes, on her return, may be conceived. They both set off in a post-chaise and four, on the north road; but proceeded no farther tham St. Alban's, where not having heard the least account of their route, they resolved to re


MARRIED.-At Mary-le-bone, Captain Spicer of the 2d regiment of Life Guards, to Miss Prescot, sister of Sir George Prescot, Bart.-John Blenkarne, Esq. of Cheshunt, to Miss Colclough, of Beaconfield Notts, niece to General Wynyard. At St. George's, Hanover-square, James Marsh Weldon, Esq. of Kentish Town, to Miss Oliphant only daughter of Lancelot Oliphant, Esq. late of Stonfield Lodge, Cumberland.-At Camberwell, Edward Buller, Esq. of Southampton, to Anna Maria Frances, eldest daughter of Stephen Cattley, Esq.

DIED. In the London-road, St. George's Fields, Andrew Robinson Bowes, Esq. This gentleman's name was originally Stoney, but he assumed the name of Bowes, on his marriage with the late Countess of Strathmore. He was a very singular character, and of an Irish family of respectability. The last twenty-two years of his life, were spent in the King's Bench, or within the rules of that prison. He commenced life with a fashionable extravagance, that laid the foundation for all the disappointment he afterwards met with. He was first known in public by his duel, or rather pretended duel, with the Rev. Mr. Bate Dudley, in consequence of this gentleman speaking too lightly in his newspaper of the character of the late Countess of Strathmore, to whom Mr. B. (till then Mr. Stoney) was afterwards married, and from whom be separated in the course of a few years. Mr. Bowes represented Newcastle in Parliament, and the trick he played his adversary, by getting his voters on board a ship, and bribing the Captain to run into Ostend (as if by adverse wind), will never be forgotten. Mr. Bowes was of an untractable and irascible temper, but perfectly well bred, and abounded in elegant anecdote. In the early part of his imprisonment, be formed an intimacy with an agreeable young _No II Vol I—Ñ_S.

lady of only fifteen years of age, whose father was incarcerated in the same walls, and by her he has left five interesting children. Of his behaviour to this amiable companion in his adversities, the ancient maxim, "de mortuis nil nisi bonum," silences the pen. Mr. Bowes, however, with much persuasion, by the few friends left him, has settled one hundred a year upon her for life; and he has made a small provision for the children out of his estates, which, although encumbered with mortgages, are of very considerable value. His only legitimate son, by Lady Strathmore, viz. William Johnstone Bowes, who was a Lieutenant in the navy, is supposed to have perished with Sir Thomas Trowbridge, on board the Blenheim, in the East Indies.-In Charles-street, St. James's square, John Hoppuer, Esq. R. A. whose excellence as a painter is attested by his numerous and valuable productions. The inerits of Hoppner were not confined to his profession; he was a man of general talents, with great natural strength of understanding, and many of the attainments of cultivation. In literature his taste was good, and he has often exercised his pen, both in poetry and prose, with conspicuous ability. He touched the piano-forte, and sung with great feeling, and was well skilled in the principles of music.-In Argyle-street, Caleb Whitefoord, Esq. He was well known in the first polite and literary circles, and possessed great talents and information. Mr. Whitefoord was the author of many works of approved merit, though he never put his name to any of his productions. He struck out a new species of humour, which was known by the name of "Cross Readings," and when he first communicated it to the public, he gave the apt signature of "Papyrius Curso." Upon the whole he was a man of distinguished talents, a zealous friend to his country, a loyal subject, and a very respectable member of society. His friend Goldsmith winds up his character in "Retaliation," with the following appropriate lines:Merry Whitefoord, farewell! for thy sake I admit, That a Scot may have humour, I had almost said


This debt to thy memory I cannot refuse,
Thou best natur'd man, with the worst humour'd

John Lynch, Esq. Barrister of the Middle Temple, aged 33. He was the author of several useful and ingenious publications, and though many have been so well received by the public as to call for repeated editions, he would never willingly avow himself their author, even to his most intimate friends.-In John-street, Bedford-row, John Roberts, Esq. many years one of the Direc tors of the East India Company, aged 71.-At Camden Town, Mrs. Byam, wife of Edward Byam, Esq. President of his Majesty's Council, Antigua. In Hanover-street, Hanover-square, Lorengo, youngest son of Lorengo Stable, Esq.At Blackheath, aged 75, James Moore, Esq.-In Hornsey-lane, in her 75th year, Mrs. Penton, relict of George Penton, Esq.-In Islington-road, in her 84th year, Mrs. Shell.-In Baker-street, North, Mrs. Hankin, relict of George Hankin, Esq. of Hanstead, Herts.-At Hackney, in his 85th year, David Powell, Esq.-In bis 68th year, Mr.Gilbert Pidcock, proprietor of the Menageries, Exeter Change-In Tenterden-street, the Hon. C. L. Dundas, second son of Lord Dundas, and M.P. for Richmond, Yorkshire-At Twickenham, the Dowager Viscountess Dudley and Ward.-At her house in Lower Grosvenor-street, the Right Hon. Lady Catharine Stanhope, at the advanced age of 95.






Mr. Holt of Greenham, when digging in his garden, lately found, about a foot and a half below the surface, a curionsly wrought earthen pot containing a large quantity of ancient coins, some of as early a date as Henry II. and many supposed to be much older. They are deposited in Dr. Lamb's Museum at Reading.

DIED.At Gay's House, Maidenhead, aged 95, Lady Antonia Leslie, mother of Lord Lindores. At Willow House, Hurst, Mrs. Round, daughter of the late Rev. Mr. Skelton, rector of Warfield.

DIED.-At Gatehouse of Fleet, Alexander Birkwhistle, Esq. aged 60. This gentleman built the cotton mill at Gatehouse, when that place did not contain more than thirty houses. Owing to the employment given to workmen it has increas. ed, in the course of twenty years, to upwards of three hundred houses.-At Holm Rook, near Whitehaven, Mrs Lutwidge, wife of Admiral Lutwidge-At Brampton, aged 87, Mr. John Halliburton-At Bankhouse, in Kinnyside, Mrs. Elizabeth Boadle, aged 92.-At Workington, Mrs. Grisdale, aged 87-In his 83d year, Mr. John Hayton-At Whitehaven, Mrs. Dorothy Robert Langley.-At Dalston, Mrs. Mary RichThompson, aged 85.-At Penrith, aged 87, Mr. Sirardson, aged 93.-At Woodside, near Wigton, in her 88th year, Mrs. Wood. DEVONSHIRE.


Mr. Spencer Smith, late Minister Plenipotentiary at the Ottoman Porte, and brother of Sidney, has presented the University of Cambridge with two valuable Greek marbles, the body of an Amphora, about three feet in length, MARRIED. Mr. T. Tucker, of Mortonfrom the shores of Propuntis; and a votive tablet, hampstead, to Mrs. Britton, second daughter of or Cippus, from Cyricus. The first exhibits a Andrew Kinsman, Esq.-At Modbury, Lient. bas relief in a very high style of ancient sculp-D'Arcy, of the 13th Light Dragoons, to Miss ture; which is remarkable for the Pileus, or Mary Bartlett, daughter of N. Adanis Bartlett, Athenian hat, still worn by Patriarchs of the Esq. of Ludbrooke. Greek church; and of which only one other representation is preserved in ancient sculpture.

DIED. At Wratting Park, aged 85, General Hall, Colonel of the Old Buffs, a brother of the late John Hall Stevenson, Esq. of Skelton Castle, Yorkshire, and grand nephew of the first Lord Lowther, Viscount Lonsdale. He was one of the oldest officers in his Majesty's service, and Aiddu-Camp to the Marquis of Granby at the battle of Minden.

DIED. At Weston House, near Sidmouth, aged 95, John Stuckley, Esq. He was a gentle. tegrity. He has left the bulk of his fortune, man of superior understanding, ability, and inabove six thousand pounds per annum, to his relative, B. Bartlett, Esq. of the General PostOffice, nephew to Mr. Palmer, of Bath, to whom the public are so much indebted for the great improvements in that department. Mr. Stuckley has likewise left three thousand pounds Esq. of the Treasury-At Exeter, John Gould, per annum to another relative, Vincent Stuckley, Esq. of Derbyshire-Aged 81, Mrs. Mary Newbery. At Sidmouth, John Latouche, one of the firm of Messrs. Latouche's bank in Dublin, and father of the two Members of Parliament of that nanie. At Exmouth, in her 84th year, Mrs. Mary Willis, late of Bath; a widow lady of exemplary benevolence, liberality, and piety. She survived but a few weeks her only daughter, Mrs. Mary Cure, also a widow. DURHAM.


MARRIED. At Prestbury, Thomas Tipping, Esq. of Fulshaw Hall, to Anna, eldest daughter of Robert.Hilbert, Esq. of Birtles.

DIED.-At Chester, in his 84th year, Gabriel Smith, Esq. an Alderman of that city-At Nantwich, aged 100, Mr. Spencer.-At Congleton, the Rev. J. Wilson, Vicar of Biddulph, and head master of the free grammar school, Congleton. CORNWALL.

MARRIED. At Crowan, Captain Handcock, to Miss Fowl-At Helston, Samuel John, Esq. of Penzance, to Mary Millett, eldest daughter of Thomas Grills, Esq.

DIED.-At Helston, Caroline, daughter of the late Hender Mounsteven, Esq.-At Marazion, Jane, daughter of the late William Cornish, Esq.-At Poughill, the Rev. Digory Jose, Vicar of that place, an eccentric character, but sincerely devout man, aged 78.


During the last frost at Sunderland, some dis ciples of adult baptism, and total immersion, having to go through the ceremony, on approaching the water, did not altogether like its appearance, it being covered with ice; upon a little consul tuining an indulgence from their pastor (or per tation the objection was soon obviated, by obhaps recollecting the liberty taken by the pilgrim to Loretto, in boiling the peas in his shoes) to thaw the ice with a quantity of comfortably warm water. This is what Dean Swift called duckand diving for salvation." MARRIED. At Featherstonehaugh, Esq. to Miss Hill, sister of Sunderland, Marmaduke Sir C. Hill, Esq. comptroller of the customs of that port-Warren Lamb, Esq. of Newcastle, te Miss Hunter, danghter of the late Robert Hunter, Esq. of Medomesly, in this county.

DIED.-At Durham, William Benjamin Shute, the infant son of William Thompson, Esq.-At Sunderland, Mrs. Orwin, wife of Captain Qrwin. At Darlington, aged 84, Mrs. Stamper.

MARRIED. At Corney, Mr. J. Jackson, of Park Nook, to Miss M. Benn, of Middleton-place, daughter of the late J. Benn, Esq.At Maryport,ing Captain Buttermere, of the Lavinia, to Miss Jane Dempsey-There was a marriage solemnized on the 27th November, in the parish church of Crosthwailte near Keswick, at which were present; two brothers, two sisters, and two Cousins; three husbands and three wives; four fathers and four mothers; four sons and four daughters; two uncles and two aunts; two nephews and two nieces; and yet the party consisted of no more than six persons.


Some time since, a dog having symptoms of hydrophobia, was pursued, and passing in the street, at Coggeshall, in this county, was observed to bite a bread barrow, which was standing at the door of a baker in that town. The barrow was actually chained up in the yard for six weeks to prevent its being used, and a carpenter was seut for to cut out that part which was seized by the dog.


Jan. 12. This morning, a fire broke out in the City of London Inn, in Dover. It ap pears it was occasioned by a foreigner, who, it is said, went to bed intoxicated, setting fire to the bed in which he slept, having left a candle in a chair by the bed-side. The flames communicated to another bed in the same room, and soon spread to every part of the house. Most of the rooms being wainscoated, in the short space of two hours and a half the whole was consumed, leav

only the bare walls standing. So rapid was the progress of the flames, that not a single article of furniture could be saved, and it was with difficulty that the landlord, who was awoke by the person who was the cause of this dreadful disaster, with the various inmates (one alone excepted) could escape, with their night clothes only upon them. At the back of the inn was the range of stables full of hay, straw, &c. and adjoining a large tallow-house, and nothing but the most unwearied exertions prevented the coinmunication of the flames to these buildings; had they taken fire, the consequences, from the confined situation of the neighbourhood, would have been truly dreadful. Most fortunately, at the moment, the water was up in the harbour, and the wind moderate, and a number of engines be

procured, were worked by the inhabitants, assisted by the military, who proved themselves of the greatest service in extinguishing the flames, and in preserving order. The houses in front of the inn (the street being very narrow) were much scorched, and the adjoining house of Mr. Philpott, partially damaged. Several other persons in the vicinity also suffered in their windows and furniture, which they were in haste to remove. The premises were insured in in the Phonix Fire Office for £1500, not more, however, than a quarter of the loss which the proprieter, Mr. William Crow, will sustain; the furniture, the property of the landlord, Mr. G. Gimber, who had lately taken the inn, was uninsured, and is valued at £500. The stock of wine and spirits, it said, was nearly all preserved; but the principal sufferer on this dreadful occasion was Mr. James Robinson, a cork-cutter of Canterbury. Having gone to Dover on business, which he was in the habit of doing at stated periods, he had for the first and last time, fixed his lodgings at the above inn, and on this fatal night, after supping with the landlord, with whom he had a previous acquaintance, he retired to rest in a lower room. In the confusion incident to the event, it would seem he was forgotten, and all recollection of him buried, till on the Sunday his wife becoming alarmed at his not returning from his journey, as was ex

DIED. At Southampton, Mrs. Alluutt, wife

of John Allnutt, Esq. of Clapham Common.-pected on Friday morning, sent a messenger to Mrs. Jolliffe, wife of William Jolliffe, Esq. Dover to make inquiry respecting him, when senior, bailiff-At Winchester, Mrs. Hall, aged after digging in the ruins for several hours, about 94-Mr. Downes, solicitor. At Portsmouth, four on that day, his body was found yet smoking Captain Marmaduke Bailey, of the Wanderer of and dreadfully mangled. The person who was Hull, in the Jamaica trade. While adjusting the cause of this disaster, representing himself the jib-halliards of his boat, at the mast-head, he to be a Russian gentleman, turns out to be was washed away by a heavy sea and never seen a Frenchman, in the character of supercargo to afterwards.-Aged 84, Lieutenant Richardson, a brig called the Elizabeth Alexevina, under formerly in the 1st Veteran Battalion. Russian colours, and which has been detained there for a considerable time. He was a good deal burnt, but had no bones broken. The Magistrates have since committed him to prison.


MARRIED.-At Waltham Abbey, Mr. N. Davis, Attorney of London, to Catharine, daughter of Thomas Wallis, Esq.-At Writtle, Samuel Simpson, Esq. of Isleworth, Middlesex, to Mary, daughter of the late Mr. Parnell, of Grays.

Du.D.-At Colchester, aged 80, Mr. Martin Riddellsdell, He was attending divine service in Holy Trinity church, apparently in good health;ing but fell suddenly into the arms of the persons in the pew with him, and expired without a struggle. -Mrs. Craven wife of Benjamin Craven, Esq. and daughter of the late William Kersteman Esq. -At Roxwell, aged 78, Mrs. Birch, wife of the Riv. Richard Birch.-At Sible Hedingham, Mrs. Maria Sedgwick, relict of Thomas Sedgwick, Esq. of Hackney.


The improvements recently begun at Cheltenbam are proceeding with great spirit. The fountions of the eight houses required to complete the Crescent, are now laying, and the new road from thence to the Colonade is begun. The proprietors of the Crescent, have purchased the meadowground in front, which is to be enclosed with iron palisades and planted. These embellishmentsing and additions, will render that elegant pile of building one of the first ornaments of the town. The New Public Assembly Rooms are in great forwardness. Some adjoining houses have been taken down to make room for the enlarged plan of these buildings, which, when completed, will be unrivalled for elegance, convenience, and ex


DIED.-At Berkeley, Edward, eldest son of Dr. Jenner, aged 21-At Stroud, aged 95, Mrs. Grazebrook; and a few days afterwards her husband, B. Grazebrook, Esq. banker, aged 80.-At Gloucester, James Sadler, Esq. one of the Aldermen of the Corporation, and who had twice served the office of Mayor-At Overbury, James Martin, Esq. many years the upright and independent representative in Parliament for Tewkesbury. He was born on the same day as our venerable Sovereign.-At Tewkesbury, aged 101, Mrs. Cole.

for the excellent purpose of affording gratuitous education to 50 children, or relations of such freemen as may be unable to pay fortheir instruction.

DIED.At Hereford, the Rev. W. H. Barry, Vicar of All Saints.-At Whitchurch, near Ross, Colonel Anderson.


MARRIED. At Ringwood, N. Combe Compton, Esq. of Manor House, to Charlotte, second daughter of William Mills, Esq. M. P.-William Dyke, Esq. of Vernham, to Miss Elizabeth Steel, of Ashmondsworth.-At Cheriton, the Rev. John Courtney, to Miss Ferrers, only daughter of the Rev. Edmond Ferrers.


A new school is forming at Hereford, under the immediate patronage of the Duke of Norfolk,

Jan. 16.-The corning house, No. 4, in the,, King's powder-mills, at Faversham, blew up with a tremendous explosion. Of the six men employed in the building at the time, four were blown to pieces, and their bodies and limbs scattered to a distance of upwards of one hundred yards from the site of the building.One of the arms was found on the top of a high elm tree. The fifth man was taken up alive, but no hopes of his recovery are entertained. The sixth man, George Holmes, the foreman of the work, singular to relate, was found alive also, sitting in the midst of the smoking ruins, with his clothes burning; but he was otherwise not much injured, and is likely to do well. At the door of the corning-house was standing a tumbril, or covered waggon, with two horses, and a driver. The waggon was blown to pieces, and the driver and the horses were killed. Of the three horses employed within the building, two have perished, but the third is living. No circumstances have transpired, from which an opinion can be formed with respect to the cause of the accident: it is the third of that kind that has happened at these mills with these seven years. A plan is in contemplation by which it is hoped that these fatal accidents may in a great measure be prevented. It is intended to simplify the machinery, so that the power of one horse only will be required, but the whole of the works are to be sunk in the

ground, with a loose roof of weather boarding, which, in the event of the composition taking fire, will fly off and give vent to the explosion.

DIED. At Brasted-place, aged 69, Mrs. Turton, relict of Dr. John Turton, physician to his Majesty.At Sheerness, Captain Bass, of his Majesty's ship Gluckstadt.-At Queenborough, Edward Shove, Esq. one of the Magistrates for the county. At Brookland, aged 24, Edward Snoad, Esq.-At Northfleet, aged so, Sir Thomas Wiseman, Bart.-At Margate, Ann, wife of Jacob Sawkins, Esq. and daughter and sole heiress of Captain David Turner, Esq. of Nash-court, Isle

of Thanet.


On Sunday, Feb. 11, the spire of St. Nicholas, commonly called the Old Church, Liverpool, fell in, about ten minutes before the time of service, extending from the tower to the communion table, all which was desolated in an instant, and now presents a most awful spectalce. It is supposed that thirty, chiefly old women, and the children of a Sunday Charity School, have been killed, besides a number with fractured limbs, skulls, and otherwise dreadfully mutilated! They had been pinning the foundation of the northwest angle of the tower; and it is feared that this dreadful accident is to be attributed to neglect, or suffering the bells to be rung whilst the tower was in this obvious state of insecurity. The spire of George's church, in Liverpool, has lately been taken down, owing to the repeated and urgent representations of the neighbouring inhabitants, and though it was in a tottering state for a considerable time, the wishes of the people in the neighbourhood were utterly disregarded.

MARRIED. At Warrington, Robert Pennington, Esq. to Miss Fawcet, both of Kendal-At Preston, James Pedder, Esq. of Greenbank, to Miss Pedder, daughter of Edward Pedder, Esq. DIED. At Sefton, Mrs. Webster, wife of Johu Webster, Esq-At Stockton Lodge, Maria, daughter of Captain Bover, R. N.-At Liverpool, aged 57, Caleb Fletcher, Esq.-William Potts, Esq. of Petersburgh, Virginia.-At Old Hall, near Manchester, aged 64, Wm. Douglas,

Esq.-At Lancaster, Mrs. Bowes, wife of Thomas
Bowes, Esq.-At Hale, aged 101, Alice Barnes.
At Newton, near Warrington, Edward Ackers,
Esq.At Poulton Hall, near Lancaster, Mrs.
Eidsforth, wife of A. Eidsforth, Esq. aged 34.


quis of Granby public-house. He was amusing DIED At Leicester, the landlord of the Marhimself in sparring with a relative, when he received an unfortunate blow in the pit of the stomach. He went to the outer door for the benefit of the air, but had scarcely reached it when he fell down, and instantly expired. LINCOLNSHIRE.

DIED. At Stamford, aged 76, Mrs. Thompson, relict of Kerchever Thompson, Esq.-At Morton, Mr. Abraham Simpson, aged 92.-At Langton, Mrs. Bartholomew, wife of Thomas Bartholomew, Esq. At Spalding, Fulwood Sanderson, Esq. aged 70.-At Louth, Mr. Robert Pearson, aged 78; 77.-At Little Ponton, aged 80, Mrs. Pennyman, and the same day, his sister, Mrs. Westerby, aged relict of William Pennyman, Esq.-At Sudbrook Holme, near Lincoln, Hannah, wife of Lieut. Col. Ellison, M. P. for that city. NORFOLK.

At the late Sessions for this county, a curious action was brought, in which a clergyman was plaintiff, under the fallowing circumstances:-It was alledged, that, on a certain Sunday, while he ioners came with her sister into the church, atwas preaching, the daughter of one of his parishtended by a man, who carried a bag. The ladies "with clanging stride," clattered in their pattens up the aisle-opened the door of their pew-packed the moveables therein into the bag, and, after pasting a label containing the words, "a pew to fett," on the door, retreated in the same order. To punish this conduct the action was brought, but the bill was not found.

The following extraordinary coincidence in the lives and deaths of two gentlemen and two ladies, was recently recorded in the Bury and Norwich Post-Mr. Jary and Mr. Elliott, lately residing in and near South Walsham, married two sisters on the same day, these ladies both died on the same day, one at five o'clock in the

morning, and the other at five in the afternoon and the same day, viz. the 10th inst. closed the existence of their two husbands, the first at five o'clock in the morning, and the other at five in the afternoon.

MARRIED. At Norwich. the Rev. Dr. Turner, Dean of Norwich, to Miss Taylor, niece of the Rev. Mr. Peele.-Starling Day, Esq. Alderman, to Mrs. Rodwell.-At Erpingham, Captain Cubitt, to Miss Churchill.

DIED.-At Norwich, Mrs. Martineau, wife of Philips Meadows Martineau, Esq. aged 58.-In her s5th year, Mrs. Ayres.-Mrs. S. Chapman, aged 88.-At Swardestone Hall, in her 98th year, Mrs. Mary Berney, last surviving daughter of Thomas Berney, Esq. who died in 1720-At Fring, Thomas Dusgate, Esq. and about three weeks afterwards his wife, Mrs. Dusgate.-At Swaffham, Mrs. Randall, relict of Robert Randall and sister of the above mentioned Mrs. Dusgate. -At New Houghton, aged 75, Mr. J. Mitchell.Mr. Reynolds, surgeon, of Massingham. He was called upon to attend the above Mr. Mitchell, and while at his house, expired by a similar fit to that which proved fatal to his patient.


MARRIED.-At the Holystone, James Armstrong, aged 85, to Margaret Craggs, aged 19At Heworth, the Rev. John Hodgson, to Miss


saucepan; that in the evening of the same day, her daughter went and hired another servant, and on their way home they called on an apo thecary, who, when he arrived at the house, found the servant dead! The new servant then carried the deceased up stairs, and placed her on a bed, with her clothes on, and she remained in that state till the following Thursday. Mrs. R. said, that her reason for thus leaving the corps was, that the father might see her in the condition in which she expired." When asked, what food had been given her the day before, she answered, broth for breakfast and supper, and hung beef for dinner; this last assertion, however, was disproved by the appearance of the beef which had not been cut. The father of the girl, who lives at Guilsfield, near Pool, deposed, that he came to Shrewsbury in consequence of a letter from Mrs. R. written on Tuesday, and received by him the following day, in which he was informed that his daughter was ill, although at that time actually dead! The mother of a servant, who bad formerly lived with Mrs. Ridley, stated her general food was broth made of beef's liver, and four puddings; she was always locked up in the house whilst her mistress and daughter dined, or went from home; that she came away ill, and continued so half a year. An adjoining neighEsq.bour to Mrs. Ridley stated, that nine days ago she had heard, for several hours, violent groans in the back part of Mrs. R.'s premises, where it appeared the deceased had been confined, and exposed to an inclement night, in consequence of having placed small coals, instead of large, upon the kitchen fire! An acquaintance of the deceased affirmed, that the girl had wept and com

DIED. At Gamston, the Rev. Edward Mason, Rector of Heapham and Beesby, Lincolnshire. At Long Eaton, aged 78, Thomas Hopkins, whose breed of game-cocks were highly celebrated.-At Newark, aged 86, Mrs. Lacy. OXFORDSHIRE.

DIED-Mr. John Maggs; returning with his wife and son from Camely to East-Court House, he fell into a quarry, eleven feet deep in water, and was drowned: he was a man greatly respected, and has left a widow and four young children.plained of hunger and hard usage. The CoroThe father of the deceased lost his life by falling into the same quarry about four years since-At Oxford, the Rev. Mr. Watts, of Uffington, Berks. SHROPSHIRE.

A shocking murder was committed some time ago, by John Williams, late of the Wood houses, near Whitchurch, on the body of his wife. Notwithstanding the most diligent search, no traces of the murderer could be discovered, and it was concluded he had made his escape. A few days since, his body was found hanging at the top of a barn in Norbury, near the place where he had committed his crime. From its putrid state, it is probable he had hung himself soon after the murder.

ner called a surgeon who was of opinion, that the body was in a putrid state, and that nothing could be ascertained by opening the stomach. This being the case, the Jury, after & patient investigation of four hours, recorded the following verdict: "That no evidence had been produced that the deceased had died otherwise than by the visitation of God; but that they had great reason to suspect, that the deceased had been improperly treated by her mistress."-Mrs. Ridley, who has a genteel income, and is about 60 years of age, gave her evidence with apparent unconcern; and when the verdict was read, she kneeled down, and begged the clemency of Heaven upon her friends, and its vengeance on her enemies! Notwithstanding the laudable exertions of many persons, the populace unwarrantassembled, and broke the windows of the

Kells At Wooler, the Rev. William Gillmour, to Miss Bolton.-At Arlecdon, Mr. Robert Gordon, of Skelcow, to Miss Howard of that place. Their united ages amount to thirty-four years. The father of the bridegroom is thirty-five, and the mother about the same age.

DIED. At Dalton le Dale, near Corbridge, Mrs. Ann Graham, aged 94.-At Aluham, aged 100, John Rutherford. He retained his faculties nearly till his death.-At Cramlington, Mrs. Elizabeth Cartwright, one of three daughters at a birth of Mrs. Robert Smith, of Strother House, near Boldon. The other two are still living.-At Ingoe, aged 64, William Dixon, Esq. At Forest Burn, near Rothbury, Mathew Hall, aged 107.At Hexham, aged 80, Mrs. Mason. At Ponteland, the Rev. John Blyth, of Hartley.-At Newcastle, Mary, widow of John Walker, aged 102.Miss Ogilvie, daughter of the Rev. Mr. Ogilvie. Aged 95, Mr. John Eden.-In his 86th year, Mr. John Coulter-Mrs. Young. She went to bed at night in good health, and in the morning was found a corpse-In his 77th year, Nicholas Walton, Esq. one of the receivers of the revenues of Greenwich Hospital, in this district.


The following wager, between Evan Morris and Thomas Hand, Beclebury, Shiffnal, Shropshire, for 10l. cach, was lately decided:-Tho-ably mas Hand engaged to draw 25 sacks of wheat flour, and waggon, all at one time, up Hegford Hollow-way, near Shifinal, Shropshire, with two horses, self and son, in balf an hour; which was done in 19 minutes and a half, on Thursday the 18th of January last, by himself and son, with only one horse. He could have taken 35 up with the same help. The weight is 3 ton, 18 cwt. The bank is 100 yards long, and rises 45 feet. There is a sudden turn about half way up the bank.

On Friday, Jan. 25th, an inquisition was taken, at Shrewsbury, on the body of Elizabeth Williams, of the age of 15, who was a servant of Mrs. Ridley, in Alkmond's-square. The circumstance attending this case had excited a considerable degree of commiseration for the fate of the deceased, and indignation towards her mistress. It appeared by the evidence of Mrs. Ridley, that the girl seemed rather unwell on the preceding Monday; that at noon she went to bed, and ate only some broth, which was taken to her in a


DIED. At Shrewsbury, aged 83, John Barber, Esq.-In her goth year, Mrs. Thomas, relict of W. Thomas, Esq. a Captain in his Majesty's Navy. Mr. Ford: he was surveying some premises near Kingsland, where he was building a house to which he intended to retire, when his foot slipped, and he was precipitated into a well, and instantly killed.


Andrew Pearce, a very industrious man, who works at Messrs. Hare and Sons' floor-cloth manu factory in Bristol, was married Jan. 20, 1801, to Hannah Taylor, by whom he has had fourteen children, in little more than six years, with a speedy prospect of a further increase to the fa mily!The children consist of three boys, born October, 1801; two boys, October 3, 1802; one boy and a girl, July 1803; two boys, May 13, 1804; one boy and a girl, February 14, 1805 one boy and a girl, January 14, 1800; and one boy, November 10, 1807.


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