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Ecclesiastical Preferments.--Rev. H. Wells, M.A., Hitcliin, V.- Rev. T. Pecktball, Broxbourne, V.
Ordinations.—July 4. Rev. W. Upton, over the Baptist church at St. Albans.
HUNTINGDONSHIRE. Deaths.—Nov. At Molesworth, rev. W. Ebers.
Deaths.—July 21. Rev. John Williams, A.M., curate of Plaxtol, 47.29. At Rainsgate, rev. Richard Harvey, A.M., one of the six preachers of Canterbury cathedral, V. of Eastry and Worth, and late V. of St. Laurence, in the Isle of Thanet.--Aug. At Otham, rev. W. Home.—At Leeds Castle, near Maidstone, gen. Martin, R.A., who bequeathed £ 100,000. to purchase landed property to annex to the present estate, and £30,000. for repairing the castle and improving the estate, which descends to his relative, Mr. Wyckham.-14. At Horsmonden parsonage, rev. Henry Morland, R., 49.Sept. 6. At the house of his son, rev. T. Knox, at Tunbridge, rev. Vicesimus Knox, D.D., R. of Rumwell and Ramsden Crays, Essex, and minister of the chapelry of Shipbourne, Kent. He was well known to the public by various publications of a theological and miscellaneous nature, and principally by bis “ Essays," which were written in an elegant and popular style. He edited the Elegant Extracts, translated a tract by Erasmus, and published it under the title of “ Antipolemus," with a view to point out the folly and wickedness of war - a subject to which he frequently recurred in his writings. A short time before his death he gave to the world a pamphlet upon the national advantages of classical learning, a topic then likely to have come before parliament in the discussion of Mr. Brougham's Education Bill; and one on which he was peculiarly calculated to give judicious advice, having been for 38 years head master of Tunbridge school, a situation which he resigned to his son. - -8. At Margate, Edward Bancroft, M.D., author of several useful works, the chief of which are : An Essay on the Natural History of Guinea," 8vo., 1769; “ Experimental Researches concerning the Philosophy of Permanent Colours, and the best Way of Producing them by Dyeing, Calico Printing, &c." 1794; and “ An Essay on the Yellow Fever." Having been formerly a physician to the army, he entered warmly into the dispute engendered by the military inquiry into the conduct of the ariny Medical board; and published a Letter to the commissioners on their Fitth Report, and a refutation of various misrepresentations made in the course of the controversy by Drs. M Gregor and Jackson. In 1770, he also published, “ The History of Charles Wentworth," a novel.
Ecclesiastical Preferments.—Rer. W. Horne, M.A., Otham, R.-Rer. G. Randolph, M.A., Eastry, with Worth, V.--Rev. George Audrewes, sixth preacher of Canterbury cathedral.—Rev. C. James Burton, Lydd, v. -Rev. J. Hodgson, M.A., Kennington, V.-Rev. G. Harker, to the new church at Chatham.-Rev. Isaac Mossop, V. of Cranbrook, Nannington, with Womenswould, P.C.-Rev. J. Bellington, Kinardington, V.- Rev. Mr. Winter, late curate of Milton, chaplain to the county prisons.
Ordinations.—June 13. The settlement of rev. R. Kemp, over the Independent church and congregation at Ashford, was publicly recognized. Oct. 24. Rev. T. James, late of the City chapel, London, over the Independent church, Boar's Street, Woolwich.
New Chapel.—June 14. The first stone of a new Independent chapel at Ashford, was laid by the rev. Dr. Raffles, of Liverpool.
Literary Intelligence.-Chief justice Abbott has instituted two prizes,
the one for a Latin ode, the other for an English essay; to he contended for by the scholars of the King's school at Canterbury, where his lordship was educated.
Deaths, — June 24. By throwing himself into the Mersey, near Didsbury, James Watson, commonly called Doctor Watson, an eccentric native of Manchester, and formerly librarian to the Portico, there. From this situation he was some time since dismissed, owing to the irregularity of bis attendance, in which his aversion to any thing laborious or like confinement led him to persist after repeated friendly remonstrances and warnings from the committee. The same roving propensity lost him his next situation, as an assistant in the school of Mr. Race, at Altrincham, to which he was more than once recalled, after suddenly deserting its duties. His only einployment after he had finally left this place, was writing for trifling publications, by which he gained a scanty subsistence, until his own rash hand put an end to an existence,which, notwithstanding his talents, which were considerable, his unsettled disposition rendered useless to others, and burthensome to himself. Sept. 8. At Manchester, Rev. Theophilus Leney, upwards of 34 years a minister in the Wesleyan connexion, 64.-Oct. 30. At Leigh, Rev. Daniel Birkett, for 36 years curate and vicar of that parish, 67.— Noo. At Salford, Mrs. A. Smith, 101. – 11. At Liverpool, Edward Simon, aged 104 years and 22 days. He had been employed as a labourer in the docks near 70 years. His mother died at the age of 103, his father and his brother of 104 years. — 22. After a short but severe illness, Rev. W. W. Thornton, B.D. minister of the parochial chapel of Garstang.
Ecclesiastical Preferments. - Rev. W. J. Farrington, St. James's Rochdale.
- Rev. Henry Law, Childwall, V.- Rev. Robert Beatty, curate of Overton, Tatham Fell chapelry.
Ordinations. June 15. Rev. Charles Thompson, over the particular baptist church at Oldham.
New Chapels. — June 14. A new Independent chapel was opened at Pendlebury, a populous village four miles from Manchester; preachers, rev. Messrs. Dyson of Halshaw Moor, and Coombs of Manchester. Sept. 20. A new Independent chapel was opened in Jackson's-lane, Hulme; preachers, rev. Messrs. Roby of Manchester, and M'Call, of Macclesfield.
Deaths.-Sept. At Regworth, rev. J. Dawson, minister of the dissenting church, 64. At Muston, rev. H. Byron.
Ecclesiastical Preferment.- Rev. Robert Crockett, M. A. of Brazen-nose Coll. Oxford, Nailston-cum-Normanton, R.
LINCOLNSHIRE. Deaths. — Sept. At Colney Parsonage, rev. W. Gibson, prebendary of Lincoln, &c. - At Waddington, rev. W. Bowerbank. At Alford, rev. W. Thompson, master of the grammar school. — Nov. At Waddington, rev. J. R. Deacon.
Ecclesiastical Preferments. Rev. J. B. Sharpe, Marton R. near Horncastle. - Rev. W. Smyth, A. M., R. of Broughton, Bucks, South Elkington, R. — Rev. John Singleton, Satterby, R. Rev. John Nelson, B. A., Winterton, R. and Somerton chapelry, on the presentation of his father, rev. Charles Craven, of St. John's College, Cambridge, head master of Alford grammar-school.
Ordination. — July 12. Rev. R. Soper, late of Hoxton academy, over the church and congregation at the new chapel, Louth.
Deaths, Aug. 1. At the boarding-house, Kensington, in the 65th year of her age, Mrs. Inchbald, the celebrated novelist and dramatic writer; formerly a very popular actress, having in 1775 divided the public favor with Mrs. Siddons, whilst performing on the Manchester stage. . She had composed memoirs of her life, with anecdotes of her cotemporaries, but, since her death, these have been destroyed in compliance with her positive injunctions. 11. At Kensington, rev. Joseph Butler, fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. — 20. At Twickenham, rev. H. P. Beauchamp, A. M., fellow of King's College, Cambridge, 43. — At Kevsington, the widow Perry. Her maiden name was Hester Townsend. She was born at Branhill, near Calne, in Wiltshire, the beginning of December 1719, consequently she had lived in the reigns of all the Georges. She walked about Kensington and Hyde Park upon crutches, subsisting upon charity; but when she attained her century, a subscription of a penny per week was begun and continued by as many individuals as raised eight shillings, which was paid to her every Monday morning, to the day of her death. The earl of Chichester subscribed a shilling a week, and lord Dudley and Ward a guinea a year, which was appropriated towards the rent of her apartment. - Nov. 11. Mary Brittall, 105.
Ordinations. Muy 16. Rev. James Upton, over the Baptist church in Calton-street, Poplar. – Nov. 7. Rev. Joseph Shrimpton Brooksbank, over the Independent church and congregation assembling at Edmonton and Tottenham chapel.
New Chapel. — Sept. 4. The foundation stone of a new chapel for the use of the church and congregation under the pastoral care of rev. J. Thomas, was laid in Southwell-lane, Highgate.
Deaths.- Aug. At Stirlingham, Mrs. E. Utting, 104.-18. At Yarmouth, in the 78th year of his age, rev. Benjamin Wymberley Salmon, 40 years R. of Caister, Oct. At Beccles, Mr. J. Aldred, 108. – 27. At his house in Norwich, Edward Rigby, M.D. A long life of exertion, which bad scarcely been chequered either by disease or accident, was closed by an indisposition of eight days, during which the public feeling was most painfully excited. After being presented with the freedoin of Norwich, he was elected one of its aldermen, and served the office of sheriff in 1803, and that of mayor in 1805. He was fellow of the Linnean and Horticultural Societies, and honorary member of the Philadelphia Society for promoting agriculture; president of the Philosophical Society of Norwich, a director of the Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society, and was attached to many other institutions, both foreign and domestic. In August 1815, the doctor's wife presented him with three sons and a daughter, he having then eight children, the two eldest of whom were twins. Remarkable as was this event in itself, there were circumstances which rendered it still more so. Dr. Righy was then a great-grandfather, and it is not likely that there were ever before born at one birth, three great uncles and a great aunt. The corporation of Norwich voted a piece of plate of the value of twenty-five guineas to their worthy alderman and his lady, to commemorate this singular addition to their family; directing also the event to be recorded in the city archives, and the names of the children to be engraved on the plate. None of them lived, however, quite twelve months. Besides some valuable
papers in the Medical Journals, Dr. Rigby published, in 1775, a treatise “On the Uterine Hemorrhage," a work held in such deserved repute, that it has passed through six editions. He was also the author of
the following works: “On the Use of the Red Peruvian Bark in the Cure of Iuteriniltents,” 8vo. 1783; “ On the Theory of Animal Heat,” 8vo. 1785; “ Chemical Observations on Sugar,” 8vo. 1780; Reports of the Norwich Committee on the Workhouses," 8vo. 1788; « Further Facts relative to the Care of the Poor and the Management of the Workhouse in the City of Norwich," 8vo. 1812. Agriculture was long a favourite suhject of his regard. He had for some years been the cultivator of his own estate at Framlingham, near Norwich, and had planted extensively upon it. In 1818 he published, “ Suggestions for an improved and extended Cultivation of Mangel Wurzel." He printed also an account of Mr. Coke's mode of farming, under the title of “Holkham and its Agriculture," a work which has gone through three editions; and translated and published the travels of M. Chatraiveaux, with a particular reference to the account be gives of the agriculture of Italy. His last publication, which made iis appearance but two years before his death, was, Framlingham and its Agriculture,” giving the practical application of his friend's Holkham system to sinaller farms.
Ecclesiastical Preferments. - Rev. Edw. J. Hewman, B. A., Hickering R. with Mattishall Burgh annexed. — Rev. J. Hompay, B. A., one of the ministers of St. George's chapel, Great Yarmouth. - Rev. Thomas D’Eye Betts, A. B., Colney R. – Rev. T. Paddon, M.A., Great Mattishall V., and Pasley R. Rev. F. S. Bevan, Carleton Rode R. -- Rev. Henry Ilarrisus, M.A., Shimpling R. Rev. George Edward Kent, B. A., master of the Grammar school, Little Walsingham.
Ordinations. - July 10. Rev. J. Fisher, late a student in the academy at Hackney, over the Independent church and congregation at Woriwell chapel. — 26. Rev. J. Elborough, late a student in Hoxton acadeiny, over the Independent church at Thetford.
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. Deaths. Nov. At Potterpury, rev. J. Gardener, many years minister of an Independent congregation at Cambridge. Ecclesiastical Preferment.
-- Rev. H. W. Whinfield, Battledon R. Ordinations. — May 22. Rev. J. E. Isaac, over the Independent church and congregation at Peterborough.
Death.—Sept. 28. Barbara Humble, of the Dog Bank, Newcastle, 103.
Ecclesiastical Preferment. – Rev. R. H. Scott, lecturer of St. John's, Newcastle.
Ordination.- Rev. R. Gibbs, late a student in the old college, Homerton, over the Independent church and congregation, Westgate-street, Newcastle.
Miscellaneous Intelligence.- Oct. 23. A most dreadful explosion, arising from the ignition of hydrogen gas, took place at Mr. Russel's celebrated coal pit at Wallsend, with a violence that shook the ground like an earthquake, and alarmed the workmen of the adjacent collieries. By this lamentable event, the primary cause of which is undiscovered, fifty-two individuals perished, and twenty-six widows, and ninety children, were deprived of the means of sub-istence. The number of workmen in the pit at the time was fifty-six; of the remaining four, two were dreadfully burnt, one of whom is since dead, and two only escaped unhurt. The latter were, it appears, in the most remote part of the pit, beyond the place where the fire originated, and, after the explosion, succeeded in reaching the shaft, and by climbing up the brattice, escaped the danger of the after-damp. From the circumstance of the bodies of the unhappy sufferers being found near the
bottom of the shaft, it is conjectured that they also had been endeavouring to escape. The violence of the shock was so great, that the report was heard at the distance of three or four miles, a full coif was thrown out at the middle of the pit, and the body of a boy was thrown to some height out of the shaft, but fell again to the bottom. The colliery had been but lately re-opened, the workmen were selected as the prime colliers in the owner's extensive works, forty of them being under forty years of age, and the ventilation was considered as perfect as that of any pit in the neighbourhood. One of the men who escaped, in the course of an hour bravely ventured down again into the mine, to assist in bringing up the bodies of his companions. Their remains were decently interred in Wallsend churchyard, at the expense of the owners of the colliery, who presented each of their families with a guinea for present use, and will afford them a home, fuel, &c. as long as they may need them. We doubt not, however, that a public subscription will be raised for their permanent relief. — at another colliery at Newbottle, six men lately perished from inadvertently breaking down a stopping that led into an old waste, whence a suffocating gas issued and killed thein.
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. Deaths. April 6. Suddenly, at his house near East Retford, lieut.-geo. Charles Crauford, colonel of the second regiment of Dragoon Guards, and M.P. for the borough of East Retford. In 1787 and 1788 he published, in conjunction with his brother Robert, who like himself was a subaltern in the army, a translation of Teilke's “ Memoirs of the Seven Years War;" and “A Treatise on several Branches of the Military Art." In 1800, whilst a colonel in the army, he married the duchess dowager of Newcastle, who was a sister to the earl of Harrington. The interest of his wife's family, assisted by bis own merits, procured him the appointment of military commissioner to the confederate army in Germany, under the command of the archduke Charles of Austria; but receiving in one of the engagements with the French, a severe wound in the head, he was obliged to resign his situation to his brother Robert. — Sept. 24. Suddenly, of an ossification of the heart, the 'rev. John Brownell, of Newark-upon-Trent, Methodist ipinister, 51. He had been several years employed in the West Indies as a missionary, and proved himself to be an indefatigable and useful labourer in the church of Christ. — Nov. In Woolley's hospital, Nottingham, where she had resided 50 years, Sarah Part, 101. Ai Mould, rev. T. Bigsly, A.M., V. of Burton, &c. 63.
Ecclesiastical Preferment.-- Rev. E. G. Marsh, prebendary of the collegiate church of Southwell.
OXFORDSHIRE. Deaths. – Oct. 6. At his lodgings in Clarendon-street, Oxford, Joseph Harper, esq. D.C. L., many years a member of Trinity College, and for some time deputy professor of Civil Law in the University of Oxford. He was well known to the literary world by a work of much ability, published in 1813, under the title of “ The Principles of Philosophical Criticism as applied to Poetry.”
University Intelligence. — Mr. Heber is returned a member of parliament for this University. The numbers were: Mr. Heber, 612; Sir John Nicoll, 519; majority 93. Ecclesiastical Preferment.- Rev. H. De Foe Baker, M.A. Greatham, V.
SHROPSHIRE. Deaths. - Sept. At Wenlock, rev. R. Acherley. – A: Hawkstone, rer. Richard Hill. - 9. At his house at Shakenhurst, Edmund Meysey Wigley,