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the late Mr John Cunningham, Dirle- September 17. Lost in the ship Jane, on ton.

entering the River Plate, Mr Francis 16. At George Square, Edinburgh, Mr Sommers, of the house of Sommers and Adam Brack, Clifton, to Jessie, eldest Ewing, Rio de Janeiro, when all on board daughter of the late James Brunton, of (consisting of five passengers, the captain Lugton Bridge-end, Esq.

and crew) perished, except the chief mate, Pierre Felix Viennot, Chevalier of who was dashed on shore by the violence the Legion of Honour, to Sylvia, youngest of the gale. He was not discovered till the danghter of the late Robert Shaw, Esq. of third day after the shipwreck, having then Dublin.

been found by the natives in a very forAt Edinburgh, Alexander Stewart, lorn condition, with a broken leg, and Esq. Finsbury Square, London, to Agnes otherwise much bruised. Marshal, eldest daughter of William Lo- October 15. At St Mary's, Jamaica, gan, Esq. Queen Street.

James W. Boyd, Esq. son of Thomas 17. At London, Major Keane, 7th hus. Boyd, Esq. Dumfries. sars, A. D. C. to Major-General Sir Hus- 23. At Demerara, James Jamieson, sey Vivian, K. C. B. and third son of Sir Esq. John Keate, Bart. M. P. to Anne, third November 23. At Tortola, in the 68th daughter; and also John Grove, Esq. year of his age, the Hon. James Robertson, M. Ď. of Salisbury, second son of Thomas his Majesty's Chief Justice of the Virgin Grove, Esq. of Fearn, in the county of Islands, having honourably sustained that Wilts, to Jean Helen, fourth daughter of office for a great number of years. Sir William Fraser, Bart. of Bedford December 6. At Queensferry, John Mar. Square.

tin, Esq. in the 83d year of his age. 20. At Edinburgh, Alexander Heastie, Aged 100 years, Mr Eldred, Page to Esq. surgeon, royal navy, to Isabella, only the King. He carried a heavy mace bedaughter of the late Richard Baxter, Esq. fore the

Regent on the last occasion of his of Demerara, and grand-daughter of An. Royal Highness going to St James's chadrew Macfarlane, Esq. late of Jamaica. pel.

27. At London, Robert Johnston of In the 58th year of his age, on his Murphy Hill, St Ann's, Jamaica, Esq. to voyage from Madras to this country, in the Catharine Cole Taylor, daughter and heir- ship Boyne, Major-General Aldweld Tayess of the late John Taylor of Harmony lor, of the Hon. East India Company's Hill, St Ann's, Jamaica, Esq.

service. 29. At Barnton House, James Cunning- 8. Major Adair, eldest son of Thomas ham, Esq. of Balgownie, to Agnes, third Adair of Genoch, clerk to the signet, was daughter of the late George Ramsay, Esq. drowned on board the Indian, wrecked off of Barton.

the coast of France, on the night between 31. At London, Colonel Sir Alexander the 7th and 8th of December. Bryce, C. B.C. St F. K. C. commanding the 16. At Coventry, in his 87th year, Roroyal engineers, Portsmouth, to Emily, bert Simson, Esq. M. D. for more than youngest daughter of the late John Porker, half a century an eminent and highly reEsq. of Muswellhill, banker, London. spected physician in that city. He was the

February 3. At Craigbank, James Stir- son of Dr Thomas Simson, late Professor ling, Esq. merchant in Glasgow, to Sarah, of Medicine and Anatomy in the Univerdaughter of John M'Caul, Esq. of Craig- sity of St Andrew's, and nephew of the late bank.

Dr Robert Simson, the celebrated ProfesLately. At Bath, Rear-Admiral Mac- sor of Mathematics in the University of namara, to the Hon. Mrs Charleton, wi. Glasgow. dow of the late Lieutenant-Colonel Charle- 25. Princess Sophia Caroline Maria, ton.

Margravine of Bayreuth, in the 81st year At Achadashenaig, in the island of Mull, of her age. Robert Maxwell, Esq. Chamberlain of Tirit, 26. At his house in Portsoy, Mr James to Catherine, eldest daughter of the late Ro- Milne, merchant there, in the 82d year of bert Stewart of Sorn.

27. At Cheltenham, Alexander Peterkin, DEATHS.

Esq. of Chatham, in the island of Jamaica, June 27, 1817. Near Ghazypoor, in Ben- and of Greeshop, in the county of Moray, gal, of a fever, Lieutenant Greenhill, 17th North Britain. foot, in the 27th year of his age, second son 30. At Musselburgh, in the 86th year of Charles Greenhill, Esq. of Fearn.

his age, Mr Thomas Thomson, 40 years July 9. At Visigapatam, John Wilson, and upwards town-clerk of said burgh. Captain in the 15th regiment native in- Robert Waugh, Esq. of Foxhall. fantry, and Brigadier Major north division 31. At Greenlaw House, James Kibble, of the Madras army, eldest son of John Esq. of Whiteford. Wilson, merchant, Dalkeith

At Leith, Mr Richard Grinlay, jum VOLL


his age.

Dec.31. At Glasgow, Mary, eldest daugh- Rev. John Kirkwood, minister of the Relief ter of Professor James Millar, of that Uni. Congregation there. versity.

9. At Ormly, John Rose, Esq. Sheriff. January 1, 1818. At Doonside, Captain Substitute of Caithness. James Roberton Crawford, of Doonside, of 10. At London, General Sir John Floyd, his Majesty's 21st dragoons.

Bart. Colonel of the 8th light dragoons, Miss Isabella Blake, daughter of Sir and Governor of Gravesend and Tilbury Francis Blake, Bart. of Twisel Castle, Dur- Forts. ham.

At Edinburgh, on the 10th curt. 2. At Bath, William Balder ston, Esq. Thomas Allan, Esq. of Linkfield, WestW. S.

barns, in his 45th year. At Aberdeen, Captain John Coutts, At Bath, John Robertson, Esq. late in the 73d year of his age.

of Chesterhall, aged 79. Aged 103, Mrs Park, of Gilbert 11. At Edinburgh, in his 88th year, ME Street, Liverpool. She lived in a state of James Miller, glover there. widowhood 55 years, and retained all her -- At London, Harriet Jane Leslie Mel. faculties to the last.

ville, eldest child of the Hon. J. L. Leslie 3. At Southampton, Sir Richard Onslow, Melville. Bart. K. G. C. B. Admiral of the Red, and 12. At Castlecraig, Miss Janet Maitland Lieutenant-General of the Royal Marines. Carmichael, third daughter of Sir Thomas He was the next father of the Fleet to Earl Gibson Carmichael, Bart. St Vincent.

At her son's house in John's Street, At Newburgh, the Rev. David Hep. Edinburgh, Mrs Ballantyne, senior, relict burn, minister of the Associate Congrega- of the deceased Mr John Ballantyne, mertion there, in the 60th year of his age, and chant in Kelso. 33d of his ministry.

Captain William Gordon Rutherford, 4. At his house in the Canongate, Edin. R. N. at the Royal College, Greenwich. burgh, James Baillie, Esq. of Culterallers, 13. At Glasgow, in the 53d year of his aged 86.

age, Edward Hazelrig, Esq. author of At Invergordon, in the 98th year of those popular papers, entitled, “ The Ather age, Mrs Rebecca Robertson, widow of tic Stories." the late Captain John Robertson, of the 420 At Dunjop, in Galloway, Walter regiment.

Paterson, Esq. of Dunjop. At his house in South Castle Street, At his seat, at Cuffnels, the Right Edinburgh, Andrew Liddell, Esq. in the Hon. George Rose, in the 80th year of his 74th year of his age.

age. Mr Rose was distinguished for his At Cowes, the lady of James Mac- unwearied application to business, and for donald, Esq. M. P.

his extensive knowledge of detail, in which At Aberlady, Mr Robert Paterson, hejwas equalled by few; and by these quaaged 94.

lities he rendered himself so useful, that he At Woodhead, near Borrowstoun. rose to some of the most lucrative and imness, Charles Addison, Esq.

portant offices in the State. He was Trea5. At Ochiltree House, John Johnstone, surer of the Navy, President of the Board Esq. He served in the army for upwards of Trade, Clerk of Parliament, Keeper of of 40 years.

the Records in the Receipt side of the Es At her house in Heriot Row, Edin- chequer, one of the Lords of his Majesty's burgh, Lady Hope, relict of the late Sir Privy Council, and Elder Brother of the Archibald Hope of Craighall, Bart. Trinity House, Verderer of the New Fo.

6. At Glasgow, Mr Richard Thomson, rest, Hants, and Member of Parliament preacher of the Gospel. He had the mis- for the town of Christ Churchi. At an fortune in infancy to lose his sight by the early period of his life, his arithmetical tasmall-pox.

lents, and extensive financial knowledge, -- At Greenock, Mrs Campbell, jun. recommended him to the particular attenof Strachurr, Argyllshire.

tion of the Earl of Shelburne, (atterwards At Drochil Castle, Mrs Marion Marquis of Lansdown,) who was then First Tweedie, spouse of James Murray, Esq. Lord of the Treasury, and he was soon of Craigend.

after appointed one of the Secretaries to 8. At Little France, parish of Libber. the Treasury, but resigned on the forton, Mary Porteous, relict of George mation of the Coalition Administration of Knight, late public-house keeper there, in Lord North and Mr Fox. On the subsethe Tolst year of her'age. She was born in quent elevation to the Premiership of his February 1717, and had 12 children, 53 friend and patron, Mr Pitt, he was again grandchildren, and 51 great-grandchildren; appointed one of the Secretaries to the 88 of whom are now living.

Treasury, and continued as senior in that 9. At Strathaven, in the 63d year of situation for many years. On the retirehis age, and the 32d of his ministry, the ment from office of Mr Pitt and his im

mediate political adherents, Mr Rose re- 23. At Fern Tower, Miss Esther Carosigned his situation, and was shortly after line Baird, second daughter of the late Mas skorn of his Majesty's Privy Council. jor-General Joseph Baird, and niece to He was subsequently, on the return of General Sir David Baird, Bart. G. C. B. Mr Pitt to office, one of the Paymasters- At her house, Greenhead, Glasgow, General of the Forces; and on the retiring in the 88th year of her age, Mrs Mary of the Fox Administration from power, Campbell, widow of the Rev. George Law Mr Rose was appointed Treasurer of the rie, D. D. minister of Loudoun, and Navy, which important office he held to daughter of the learned and celebrated Dr the time of his death. Mr Rose was the Archibald Campbell, late Professor of Di. son of a non-juring clergyman, and has, we vinity in the University of St Andrew's. believe, a sister still living either in Aber- - At the Water of Leith, Mr Alexandeen, or in the neighbourhood.

der Stiven, aged 74, 52 of which he was 15. At London, Alexander Brodie, Esq. brewer there. father to the Marchioness of Hụntly. 24. At Craig, Robert Gordon, Esq. of

- At Edinburgh, Janet, eldest daugh- Craig. ter of Alexander Macdonald of Boisdale, 25. At Edinburgh, Mr William Baillie, Esq.

Accountant to the British Linen Com - At Greenock, aged 64, Mrs Chris- pany. tian Alexander, widow of the Rev. John 26. At Afton Lodge, Ayrshire, Mrs M*Queen, late preacher of the Gospel. Stewart of Afton, widow of Major-General She has bequeathed L. 10 to the Greenock Alexander Stewart, M. P. and Colonel of Infirmary, 1. 10 to the Female Benevo- the 2d regiment of foot. lent Society, L. 5 to the Kirk Session of

28. At Edinburgh, Sir John Carmichael the New Parish, and L. 15 to three indi. Anstruther, of Anstruther and Carmichael, gent persons.

Bart. M. P. 16. At Old Windsor, greatly lamented, 30. At Glasgow, Mrs Mary Wilson, rethe Right Hon. Lord Walşingham, oflict of the deceased John Anderson of Merton Hall, Norfolk, father of the Hon. Kingsfield, Esq. and Rev. Thomas De Grey, one of the Pre- 31. At Sydenham, near Kelso, George bendaries of Winchester Cathedral. He is Haldane, Esq. succeeded in his titles and estates by Ge- February 1. At Carnwath House, Barneral the Hon. George de Grey.

bara, youngest daughter of Norman Lock. At Maxwelltown, Mrs Euphemia hart, Esq. Stewart, wife of Mr Zachariah Cowan,

At his seat, Ampthill Park, Bedand daughter of William Stewart, Esq. of fordshire, the Right Honourable John Shambelly.

Fitzpatrick, Earl of Upper-Ossory, Baron - At Tours, John Hamilton, Esq. of Gowran, and a Peer of England.-His Bardowie.

Lordship was born May 7, 1745, succeed- At Stewart Lodge, Fife, Miss Lind. ed his father, the late Earl, in 1758, and say Stewart, second daughter of the late married, in 1769, the Duchess of Grafton, William Stewart Barclay, Esq. of Cullar- by whom, who died in 1804, he had issue nie.

two daughters, Anne and Gertrude. His 17. At Rosebank, near Falkirk, James Lordship was elder brother to the late GeHenderson, Esq.

neral Fitzpatrick, M. P. who, had he surAt Edinburgh, Donald Cameron, vived, would have inherited the Peerages, Esq.

which are now, we believe, become extinct. 18. Mrs Pollock, South Bridge, relict of Lately.-At her house, No. 45, North Mr James Pollock, Edinburgh.

Frederick Street, Edinburgh, Mrs Jane At Byth, in the 94th year of her age, Walker. Mrs Elizabeth Urquhart, of Byth.

At Hampton Court Palace, the Right 19. At Edinburgh, aged nearly 80, Mrs Hon. Lady Caroline Herbert, sister to the Mackay, relict of Mr John Mackay, Clyth, late Duke of Manchester. county of Caithness.

At London, Lieutenant-General Wil. · 20. At Musselburgh, in the 26th year liam Souter Johnston. This officer was at of his age, Captain James Stirling, late of the siege of Quebec in 1759, and distinthe 42d regiment, son of Major-General guished himself in the memorable battle of Stirling.

Bunker's Hill, where he was seyerely At Edinburgh, Mrs Euphemia Pres. wounded. ton, wife of Robert Preston, Esq. of New At Hastings, Sussex, H. Martelli, Esq. Sidney Place, Bath.

of Norfolk Street, London, whose eldest At Edinburgh, Hugh Ross, Esq. of son, a boy, of 11 years old, was a short Kerse.

time since left by his grandfather L.100,000, 22. At Aberdeen, Mrs Ann Brown, to be placed to the best advantage, until he spouse of Dr James Brown, physician attains the age of 21. there, and second daughter of the late Jo- At the advanced age of 99, John Smith, seph Cumine of Auchry, Esq.

who has been porter at the King's Print. ing-house, London, for more than 60 years. to his roost. Next day, he did not make He wore a cocked hat, according to the an.. his appearance down stairs; and was found cient custom, and enjoyed uninterrupted lying almost stiff with cold, and unable to health almost to the time of his decease. move himself-the bed-clothes, which he had

Suddenly, at Havre-de-Grace, Captain been made to provide himself with last year, G. R. Douglas, Royal Navy. He was lying folded up in a corner, as he had not carried to the grave by eight of his brother the heart to use them. On Sunday he officers, followed by the British Consul, as lost the use of all his faculties; and on chief mourner, and all the most respecta- Monday he breathed his last. His only ble English inhabitants in the neighbour surviving sister, a poor old woman, living hood.

somewhere in Strathmore, inherits all his At his house in Duke Street, St James's, property. London, on Thursday night, Count Ze- At Ayr, Mr James Gregg, at a very adnobia, in his 56th year. He was descended vanced age, who, for many years, was well from the first family in Europe among the known in Ayrshire, Galloway, and DumNoblesse ; being not only a Prince in the fries-shire, as an eminent teacher in dancVenetian Republic, but also a Prince of ing. He was a man of a happy temper, the House of Austria. Count Zenobia and of considerable originality of genius. was also the nephew of Emo, the late Ad. He was remarkably skilled in music, permiral of Venice; he was the owner of two formed with great taste and execution on of the finest palaces in the world, Emo and the violin ; and, besides “ Gregg's pipes" Zenobia. The political bias of the Count and “ Strathspeys,” which bear his name, is well known. As a man of fashion and he composed many other excellent pieces; gallantry, he took the lead at Versailles, which his modesty prevented him from acwhen under the ancient regime ; at Bax. knowledging, though he contributed to se ter's Club he usually risked 5000l. every veral musical publications. He had a taste night. This was about the year 1790. for painting, mechanics, and natural his

At Colchester, Lieutenant John An. tory, made and improved telescopes, and drews, in the 98th year of his age. He had had no inconsiderable knowledge of the been in various engagements, amongst mathematics, and was frequently employed which Dettingen, Fontenoy, and Culloden, as a measurer of land, until his advanced were those wherein he had principally dis- years rendered him incapable of bearing tinguished himself, in the former of which the fatigue. He taught dancing, until, he served as orderly man to his present by old age, he could scarcely see his own Majesty's grandfather, George II. His pupils, or hear the tones of his own violatter years were cheered by the munificence of his Sovereign, who, upon the re- Last week, at his lodgings in Chelsea, presentation of the Duke of York, bestow- James Glenie, Esq. F. R. S. in the 67th ed upon him a grant of fifty pounds per year of his age. This gentleman is well annum, in addition to his half-pay. known in the literary world. He was born

At his house, Lower Belgrave Place, in Aberdeen ; and at a very early period Pimlico, Mr Robert Palmer, of Drury- was sent as cadet to Woolwich. He rose Lane Theatre, after a long and severe ill. to the rank of Major of Engineers, and ness. He was in his 63d year, and was was employed in Canada. On his return the father of the company to which he be- to England, he published a treatise re. longed for upwards of 50 years. Mr Pal. specting the inutility of some fortifications, mer, like his brother, the celebrated John and incurred the displeasure of the Duke Palmer, was introduced to the stage under of Richmond, then Major-General of the the patronage and tuition of Garrick. He Ordnance ; so much so, that he quitted the was an actor of considerable merit.

service entirely. In 1806, he was made At Dundee, Thomas Clarke, a labour. Professor of East India Cadets, which si. ing man, 66 years of age, who, by dint of tuation he lost immediately after the trial parsimony and saving, had accumulated of Col. Wardle. He also was appointed property to the amount of from eight hun- in 1807, by the Earl of Chatham, Masterdred to a thousand pounds. On Thursday General of the Ordnance, Inspecting Enbefore his death, a most bitter and cold gineer in some of the West India Islands. day, he went into one of the neighbours' This situation, together with that already rooms to warın himself, before ascending mentioned, he also lost.


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The Scots Magazine,

MARCH 1818.

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CONTENTS. ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS. Notes on a Journey in America, &c. Some Remarks on the Progress and

By Morris Birkbeck

.253 Present State of Scotland, its Habits,

A View of the Constitution of the and Improvements


Church of Scotland. By George Letter of Advice, from Mr Godwin, to

Hill, D.D...........

259 a Young American, on the Course of

SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE Studies it might be most advanta

For January 1818; comprising Analygeous for him to pursue can............209 tical Notices of the most interest. Account of the Christmas Racket'a

ing Publications of the Monthnom 260 mong the Negroes in Jamaica ... 213 On the Life and Writings of James

ORIGINAL POETRY. Hogg : ( Pilgrims of the Sun' and The Evening Landscape-A Night 6 Mador of the Moor,') ananana.....215 Piece-To a Lady, inclosing some Notice of the First Establishment of MS. Poems-Sonnet on the Grave of Coffeehouses, 1555.

a Young Lady-Sonnet canceram.....266 On the Moral Constitution of Childe


ib. Observations connected with Meteoro

Royal —Geological—and Royal Society of Edinburgh

268 logy, with hints for the extension of

Meteorological Observations .........226 LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC IN. Document relative to the State of Edin

TELLIGENCE. burgh in 1619......

229 | State of the Weather in Iceland in Observations on the Prevalence of Fever Spring 1817–Altitude of Hills in

at Edinburgh, and the means of di- England-Aurora Borealis observed minishing it

230 at Glasgow-German Universities Affinity between the Hebrew and Gae- Sheik Ibrahim, &c. &c. ...a ..269 lic Languages.

-233 Works Preparing for Publication .....272 Journal of a Visit to Holland and Flan- Monthly List of New Publications ....273 ders in July and August 1817mm...... 234

MONTHLY REGISTER. On the State of the Currency www.nocoo...237

276 Battle of Sheriffmuir

Foreign Intelligence.....coramanaware maranasan 240

278 St Kilda Poetry

Parliamentary Intelligence
sammans menor.241
British Chronicle...more

marianne 281 REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS. Patents Publications relative to the Chinese Em- Appointments and Promotions ib.

bassy : By Messrs Ellis, Macleod, Meteorological Report.wrocco.caracoroana .287 and Captain Basil Hall.......... ...243 Agricultural Reportacomama........289 Frankenstein ; or, the Modern Prome- Commercial Report

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249Births, Marriages, Deaths...acaronow-294

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