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Jan. 16.-The corning-bonse, No. 4, in the Esq.--At Lancaster, Mrs. Bowes, wife of Thomas King's powder-mills, ar Faversham, blew up
with Bowes, Esq.-:11 Hale, aged 101, Alice Barnes.-a tremendous explosion. Of the six men em At Newton, near Warrington, Edward Ackers, ployed in the building at the tiine, four were Esq.--At Poulton Hall, near Lancaster, Ms. blown to pieces, and their bodies and limbs Eidsforth, wife of A. Eidsforth, Esq. aged 34. scattered to a distance of upwards of one hun.
LEICESTERSHIRE, dred yards from the site of the building: DIED.-At Leicester, the landlord of the Mar. One of the arms was found on the top of quis of Granby public house. He was apusing a high elm tree. The fifth man was taken
himself in sparring with a relative, wben liere np alive, but no hopes of his recovery are enter ceived an inforiunate blow in the pit of the tained. The sixth 'man, George Holmes, the stomach. He went to the outer door for the foreman of the work, singular to relate, was benefit of the air, but had scarcely reached it found alive also, sitting in the midst of the smok- when he fell down, and iustantly expired. ing ruins, with his clothes burning; but he was
LINCOLNSHIRE. otherwise not much injured, and is likely to do well. At the door of the corning-house was
Died. At Stanford, aged 76, Mrs.Thompson,
relict of Kerchever Thompson, Esq.-At Moston, standing a tombril, or covered waggon, with two Mr. Abrahanı Simpson, aged 92.-At Lavgton, horses, and a driver. The waggon was blown to Mrs. Bartholomew,wite of Thomas Bartholoniew, pieces, and the driver and the horses were killed. Of the three borses employed within aged 70.–At Louth, Mr. Robert Pearson, aged 78;
Esq:--At Spalding, Falvood Sanderson, Esq. the building, two have perished, but the third and the same day, his sister, Mrs. Westerhy, aged is living: No circumstances have transpired, 77:- 1 Little Ponton, aged 89, Mrs. Pennyman, from which an opinion can be formed with re relict of William Pennyman, Esq. -At Sudbrook spect to the cause of the accident: it is the third Holme, near Lincoln, Hannah, wife of Lieut. of that kind that bas bappened at these mills | Col. Ellison, M. P. for that city: with these seven years. A plan is in contempla
NORFOLK tion by which it is hoped that these fatal aceidents may in a great measure be prevented. It
At the late Sessions for this county, a curious is intended to simplify the machinery, so that
action was brought, in wbich a clergyman was the power of one horse only will be required, but plaintiff under the fallowing circumstances :-It the whole of the works are to be sunk in the was alledged, that, on a certain Sunday, while he grond, with a loose roof of weather boarding,
was preaching, the danghter of one of his parish. which, in the event of the composition taking oneis, came with her sister into the church, atfire, will fly off' and give vent to the explosion.
tended by a man, who carried a bag. The ladies Died. - At Brasted-place, aged 69, Mrs. Tur
“ with clanging stride,"clattered in their pattens ton, relict of Dr. John Turton, physician to his
up the aisle-opened the door of their pew-packMajesty: -At Sheerness, Captain Bass, of his Ma.
ed the moveables therein into the bag, and, after jesty's ship Gluckstadt. At Queenborough, Ed. pasting a label containing the words, “a pew to ward Shove, Esq. one of the Magistrates for the lett,” on the door, retreated in the same order. To county:-At Brookland, aged 24, 2dward Snoad, punish this conduct the action was brought, but Esq.-At Northfleet, aged 80, Sir Thomas Wise
the bill was not found. man, Bart.-At Margate, Aun, wife of Jacob
The following extraordinary coincidence in Sawkins, Esq. and daughter and sole heiress of
the lives and deaths of two gentlemen and two Captain David Turner, Esq. of Naslı-court, Isle ladies, was recently recorded in the Bury and of Thanet.
Norwich Post :-Mř. Jary and Mr. Elliott, lately LANCASHIRE.
residing in and near South Walsham, married On Sunday, Feb. 11, the spire of St. Nicholas, I died on the same day, one at live o'clock in the
two sisters on the same day, these ladies both commonly called the Old Church, Liverpool, fell in, about ten minutes before the time of ser morning, and the o:ber at five in the afternoon; vice, extending from the tower to the con nunion
and the same day, viz. the both inst. closed the table, all which was desolated in an instant, and existence of their two husbands, the first at five now presents a most awful spectalcc. It is sup- :'clock in the morning, and the other at five in posed that thirty, chiefly old women, and the
the afternoon. children of a Sunday Charity School, have been
MARRIED-At Norwich. the Rev. Dr. Tur. killed, besides a nuinber with fractured limbs, ner, Dean of Norwich, to Miss Taylor, niece of skulls, and otherwise dreadfully mutilated! They
the Rev. Mr. Peele.-Starling Day, Esq. Alderhad been pinning the foundation of the north man, to Mrs. Rodwell.-- At Erpingham, Captain west angle of the tower; and it is feared that this Cubitt, to Miss Churchill. dreadful accident is to be attributed to neglect, or
DIED.-At Norwich, Mrs. Martineau, wife of suffering the bells to be rung whilst the tower Philips Meadows Martinean, Esq. aged 58.-In was in this obvious state of insecurity. The spire il ber x5th year, Mrs. Ayres. -Mrs. S. Chapman, of George's church, in Liverpool, lias lately been aged 88. -At Swardestone Hall, ju her 98th year, taken down, owing to the repeated and urgent
Mrs. Mary Berney, last surviving dangliter of representations of the neighbouring inhabitants, || Thomas Berney, Esq. who died in 1720.--At and though it was in a tottering state for a con
Fring, Thomas Dnsgate, Esq., and about three siderable time, the wishes of the people in the
weeks afterwards his wife, Mrs. Dusgate.-At Deighbourhood were utterly disregarded.
Swaffham, Mrs. Kandall, relict of Robert Randall MARRIED.-At Warrington, Robert Penning
and sister of the above meutioned Mrs. Dusgate. ton, Esq. 10 Viss Fawcet, both of Kendal.-At --At New Houghton, aged 75, Mr. J. Mitchell.Preston, James Pedaler, Esq. of Greenbank, to
Mr. Reynolds, surgeon, of Massingham. He was Miss Pedder, daughter of Edward Pedder, Esq. called upon to attend the above Mr. Mitchell, and
DIED.-At Sefton, Ass. Webster, wife of John while at his house, expired by a similar fit to that Webster, Esq.–At Stockton Lodge, Maria,
w hich proved fatal to his patient. daughter of Captain Bover, R. N.-At Liver
NORTHUMBERLAND. pool, aged 57, Caleb Fletcher, Esq.-William MARRIED.-At the Holystone, James ArmPotts, Esq. of Petersburgh, Virginia.-At Old strong, aged 85, to Margaret Craggs, aged 19. Hall, near Manchester, aged 04, W m. Douglas, || At Heworth, the Rev. John Hodgson, to Miss
Kells. At Wooler, the Rev. William Gillmour, saucepan; that in the evening of the same day, to Miss Bolton.- At Arlerdon, Mr. Robert Gor her danghter went and hired another servant, don, of Skelcow, to Miss Howard of that place. and on their way home they called on an apos Their united ages amount to thirty-four years. thecary, who, when he arrived at the house, found The father of the bridegroom is thirty-five, and
the servant dead! The new servant then carried the mother about the same age.
the deceased up stairs, and placed her on a bed, DIED.-At Dalton le Dale, near Corbridge, with her clothes ou, and she remained in that Mrs. Ann Graham, aged 94.–At Alnham, aged state till the following Thursday. Mrs. R. said, 100, John Rutherford. He retained his faculties that her reasou for thus leaving the corps was, nearly till his death.-At Cramlington, Mrs.
that “the father might see her in the condition Elizabeth Cartwright, one of three daughters at a in which she expired.” When asked, what food birth of Mrs. Robert Smith, of Strother House, had been given her the day before, she answered, near Boldon. The other two are still living:-At broth for breakfast and supper, and hung beef for logoe, aged 64, William Dixon, Esq. At Forest dinner; this last assertion, however, was disBurn, near Rothbury, Mathew Hall, aged 107. proved hy the appearance of the beef which had At Hexhain, aged so, Mrs. Mason. -At Ponte not been cut. The father of the girl, who lives land, the Rev. John Blyth, of Hartley.-At New. at Guilsfield, near Pool, deposed, that be came castle, Mary, widow of John Walker, aged 102. – to Shrewsbury in consequence of a letter from Miss Ogilvie, daughter of the Rev. Mr. Ogilvie. Mrs. R. written on Tuesday, and received by Aged 95, Mr. John Eden.-In his 86th year, Mr. him the following day, in which he was informed John Coulter.-Mrs. Young. She went to bed that his daughter was ill, although at that time at night in good health, and in the morning was actually dead! The inother of a servant, who found a corpse. In his 77th year, Nicholas Wal bad formerly lived with Mrs. Ridley, stated her ton, Esq. one of the receivers of the revenues of general food was broth made of beef's liver, and Greenwich Hospital, in this district.
flour puddings; she was always locked up in the NOTTINGHAM.
bouse whilst ber wistress and daughter dided, or DIED.-At Gamston, the Rev. Edward Mason, went from home; that she came away ill, and Rector of Heapham and Becsby, Lincolnshire. continued so half a year. An adjoining neighAt Long Eaton, aged 78, Thomas Hopkins, Esq. I bour to Mrs. Ridley stated, that nine days ago she whose breed of game-cocks were highly celebrai had heard, for several hours, violent grouns in ed. -At Newark, aged 86, Mrs. Lacy.
the back part of Mrs. R.'s premises, where it apOXFORDSHIRE.
peared the deceased had been contined, and exDIED-Mr. John Maggs; returning with his posed to an inclement nig!it, in consequence of wife and son from Camely to East-Court House, I having placed small coals, instead of large, upon be fell into a quarry, eleven feet deep in water, the kitchen fire! An acquaintance of the de. and was drowned :' he was a man greatly respect ceased affirmed, that the girl bad wept and comed, 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 per called a surgeon who was of opinion, that the into the same quarry about four years since. It body was in a putrid ştate, and that nothing Oxford, the Rev. Mr. Watts, of Uffington, Berks. could be ascertained by opening the stoSHROPSHIRE.
inach. This being the case, the Jury, after & A shocking murder was committed some time || patient investigation of four hours, recorded the ago, by John Williams, late of the Wood houses, following verdict: “ That no evidence had been near Whitchurch, on the body of his wife. Not- | produced that the deceased had died otherwise withstanding the most diligent scarch, no traces than by the visitation of God; but that they had of the murderer could be discovered, and it was great reason to suspect, that the deceased had concluded he had made his escape. A few days been improperly treated by her inistress.”—Mrs. since, his body was found hanging at the top of a Ridley, who has a genteel income, and is about barn in Norbury, near the place where he had 60 years of age, gave her evidence with apparent committed his crime. From its putrid state, it unconcern ; and when the verdict was read, she is probable he bad hung himself soon after the kneeled down, and begged the clemency of Hea. inurder.
ven upon her friends, and its vengeance on her The following wager, between Evan Morris enemies! Notwithstanding the laudable exer. and Thomas Hand, Becleburt, Shitinal, Shrop- tions of inany persons, the populace unwarrantshire, for fol. each, was lately decided :-Tho. | ably assembled, and broke the windows of the mas Hand engaged to draw 05 sacks of wheat house. flour, and waggon, all at one time, up Hegford DIED.-At Shrewsbury, aged 83, John Barber, Hollow-way, near Shifinal, Shropshire, with Esq.-In her goth year, Mírs. Thomas, relict of two horses, self and son, in balí an hour; W. Thomas, Esq. a Captain in his Majesty's which was done in 19 minutes and a half, on Navy.—Mr. Ford: he was surveying some preThursday the 18th of January last, by himself and mises near Kingsland, where he was building a son, with only one horse. He conld have taken house to which be intended to retire, when his 35 up with the same help. The weight is 3 ton, | foot slipped, and he was precipitated into a well, 18 cwt. The bank is 100 yards long, and rises and instantly killed. 45 feet. There is a sudden turn about half way
SOMERSETSHIRE. up the bank.
Andrew Pearce, a very industrious man, who On Friday, Jan. 25th, an inquisition was works at Messrs. Hare and Sons'foor-cloth manu. taken, at Shrewsbury, on the body of Elizabeth factory in Bristol, was married Jan. 20, 1801, to Williams, of the age of 15, who was a servant of | Hannah Taylor, by whom he hus had fourteen Mrs. Ridley, in Alkmond's-square. The circum children, in little more than six years, with a stance attending this case had excited a consider speedy prospect of a further increase to the fa. able degree of commiseration for the fate of the mily -The children consist of three boys, born dectased, and indignation towards her mistress. October, 1901; two boys, October 3, 1802; one It appeared by the evidence of Mrs. Ridley, that boy and a girl, July 1503 ; two boys, May 13, the girl seemed rather unwell on the preceding | 1804; one boy and a girl, February 14, 18055 Monday; that at noon she went to bed, and ate one boy and a girl, January 14, 1800; and ons only some broth, which was taken to ber in a boy, November 30, 1807.
Died. - At Barh, Sir Charles Turner, of Kirk. MARRIED.-It Beighton, B. L. Clayton, Esq. leatham, in the county of York, Bart.-- Richard surgeon of Norton, to Mrs. Midson, widow of Cope Hopton, Esq. of Canon Froome, Hereford Robert Midson, Esq. of Stowmarket. shire.-Richard Johnson, Esq. late of Swatt ham, DIED.At Ipswich, Mrs. Parish, a maidez Norfolk.-ged 92, Anna, reliet of John Pigott, | lady, whose benevolent disposition induced her Esq: of Brockley Court.- At Clifton, Elinor, to relieve every one whose necessities appeared third daughter of T. M. Talbot, Esq. of Penrice to call on her charity; she actually had twenty Castle, Glamorganshire.
pensioners living at her bouse when she died, STAFFORD
besides children supported at different schools, About six o'clock, in the evening of Tuesday, and numbers relieved by her occasional dona. Feb. 6th, a dreadful explosion of gun-powder tions.- Irs. M. Hingeston, danghter of the Rev. took place, at Lanc Delph, in the Potteries, in a Mr. Hingeston, formerly Master of Ipswich joiners' shop belonging to ile proprietors of the Grammar School.-- At Cockfield-Ilall, in his new colliery, behind Messrs. Bourn, Baker, and 7 !st year, Sir John Blois. He is succeeded by Bourne's manufactory. A man was pouring pow. his eldest son Charles, Lieutenant-Colonel of the der out of a paper into a flask, and, by some Ouse and Derwent Volunteer Corps of Infantry. means unknown, it caught fire, and communi In her 83d year, Mrs. Wakeham, relict of the cated to the powder in the boxes (about 941bs.), Rev. Dr. W'akeham, Dean of Bocking. and the whole blew up, and killed the man in
SUSSEX stantly, and burnt two other men who were in the DIED.At Brighton, Mrs. Jones, wife of Coshop, but they are fast recovering:
lonel Jones, of the isth Light Dragoons.-Mrs. MARRIED.-At Woolstanton, Richard Raw Aon Pitches, daughter of the late Thomas Pitches, 800, Esq. of Rose Hill, near Liverpool, to Anne, Esq. Accountant-General of the Post-Office. eldest daughter of Dr. Bent, of Basford,' near Mirs. Mary Howell, one of the female bathers, Newcastle. - It Weston, William W. Whitinore, agod 76. - At Southover, aged 80, Mr. James Esq. of Dudinaston, Shropshire, to the Hon. Beadles.- At Hurstperpoint, in consequence of a Miss Bridginan, only daugliter of Lord Bradford. fall down stairs, by which she fractured her
DIED. - At Tumworth. Mrs. Harper, rclict of skull, Mrs. Mitchell. Alderman H.-At Rickerscote, Mrs. Perkins,
WARWICKSHIRE. sister of T. B. Perkins, Esq.--At Spring Hill, On Thursday, Jan. 18, as - Brown, Esq. John, eldest son of Mr. Startin, banker, of Bir of Ark-Hall, near Coventry, was walking over uningham, aged 17.- At Brancoit, aged 95, Mrs. his growds, he met with a person in female attir, Bentley.--.li Walsall, in consequence of her who appeared to be in great distress, saying she clothes takiug fire, Mrs. Widdlemore.
had lost her road; her apparent distressed situaSUFFOLK.
tion operating upon the benevolent feelings of The hoy Elizabeth Henrictta, of Papenburgh, Mr. Brown, he took her to his house and reCapt. Vanderwell, from Liverpool to Rotterdam, | lieved her necessities. The night coming on, she sprung a leak on the 13th ult and after tifteen strongly solicited a bed, which was granted. Part kours incessant toil at the pumps the men were of the family retired to rest, leaving a servant up obliged to run the vessel on shore near Kessing to make the afflicted object a few articles of neland, in this county. The distance from Lowe cessary clothing; but, to the astonishment of the stoff is near four miles; a heavy surf was upon servant, before shc had completed the garments, the shore: and it was evident that uoless a com sbe heard the stranger.coining down stairs; on munication could be secured by throwing a line which she immediately secured herself in a closet, from the shore to the slip, the crew must inevitably from which she coulel perceive the guest Jay á perish. All the apparatus was at Lowestoft, and brace of pistols and a darger on the table, then to every possible exertion was made to facilitate its unlock the front door, and go out in search, as removal. The crew consisted of the Captain and she supposed, of her companions: in the inSC VCD mco. The captain betook himself to the terim, the servant had the courage to lock the shrouds: the men secured themselves on the bow door, secure the pistols and dagger, and by that sprit. The deck was ander water, and the vessel means prevented the house froin being plundered. ready to sink in these circumstances the mortar It evidently appears that their guest was a man in was üred; the shot and line reached the bowsprit female dress. und fell in the midst of the seven men. To this Diem.-- At Wroxhall House, Mrs. Vaughton, they fastened themselves, about two yards distant wife of Thomas Hall Vaughton, Esq. aged 21. from each other. They then dropt in succession
WILTSHIRE. into the sea, and sunk till the line was bauled MARRIED.-John Gabriel, Esq. of Calne, to tiyht from the shore. In this manner they were Eliza, eldest daughter of John Ward, Esq. of dragged about eighty yards through the water, Marlborough. Ai Salisbury, Mr. Joseph Scoand then all sately landed; six out of the seven bell, of Stonehouse, Devon, attorney, to Miss lowered themselves into the sea free from en Anu Jane Cooper.-Hallitield O'Donoghue, A.B. sanglement; the seventh, by accident, threw hin of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, to Lydia, third selt on the wrong side of the rope attached to the doughter of the Rev. Edward Spencer, Rector of bowsprit. The afflicting part of the narrative re Winktield. mains to be stated. The Captain was still in the DIED.--At Westwood, Mrs. Southerton, wife abrouds, and saw all his people safe on shore. of Mr. Southerton, Solicitor.–At Burbage, Caro. The signs he made shewed the anguish of his line, youngest daughter of the late Rev. H. Jenmind, All was done for his reliet that could be ner, and niece of Dr. Jenner. done. A second shot was fired, and the rope at
YORKSHIRE. tached to it was thrown on the yard of the ship MARRIED.-At Gisbury, in Craven, Mr. Bank, where he was standing. He looked earnestly at to Miss Martha Hague, both of that parish. In the rope, but made po attempt to reach it. The | this marriage there was an extraordinary wont of deck was then broken up, and communication SINGULARITY; for the bridegroom is a iwin, and witi erery other part of the ship was cut oft. his twin brother attended; the bride is a twin, Another shot was tired, and the rope passed the and her twin sister attended; the clergyman who unhappy suficrer. At this instant the mast gave officiated is a twin; and the parish chork a twin, way, and the Captain was buried in the midst and his twin sister (who lives in that parish) and of the wreck.
wibo has been married about twelve years, has had
twins twice, all living -- At Leeds, James Arini- To the wear and tear of the first actor, in all parte tage Rhodes, Esq. to Mary, only daughter of of a provincial theatre, Mr. Standevens' constiAlexander Turner, Esq.--Henry Spencer Kade fution, originally robust, tell a sacritice. As his dington, Esq. of Cavenham, Sittolk, to Mary health, and perhaps his theatrical time and bis Anu, fourth daughter of the late R. Milnes, Esq. powers of entertaining decreased, his family in. of Frvaton-ball. - At Thornton Watlass, C. Chay- || creased. A long sickness destroyed bis only tor, Esq. to Miss Carter, of Richmond.
ineans of helping his wife and children, and DIED.---Of a consumption, in an obscure dwel- | added to their embarrassments. The leasehold liny in Crossfield, Hallifax, and in circumstances property, the gift of Lord Cholmondeley, had of extremne distress, Mrs. Standevens, aged thirty been disposed of. About two years ago death reThe short history of this accomplished and un- nuoved
Standevens from the conteinplation fortunate young woman is painfully interesting ; of poverty and suttering, which he could 'not albut as the lesson which it teaches is full of in- leviate. It ought not to be omitted, that when struction, a few particulars are added, in the hope separated from his wife by sick ucss, u bilst sle that, as a warning example to female youth, her foilowed with part of her family the fortunes of suderings and melancholy fate may not have hup- the coinpany, the poor mau's letters endeavoured pened in rain.
to cheer aud support her, and breathed uuabated Eliza Evans was the only child of the Rev. Mr. tenderness and inflection for her and her children, Evans, of Malpos, in Cheshire, domestic chaplain Mrs. S. endeavoured to retain her stalion on the to Lord Cholmoudeley. His character, as given stage, humble as it was, but in vain. On the by one who knew him, was in every respect es- expiration of her engagement, it could not be recellent
He was exemplary and useful in the newed; her strength was unequal even to her discharge of his sacred office, noticed and caressed | subordinate parts; the insidious disease, to which by the rich and the great for his acquirement she fell a victim was gradually undermining her and virtues, and heloved by the poor for his piety constitution naturally delicate, and her spirits and charities. Eliza lost her mother at the early were completely broken. On foot with her chil. açe of tive years, and ten years afterwards was dren, in rags and wretchedness, she travelled bereit of her father. The interval between these from Tidswell, in Derbyshire, in search of her two deprivations was spent at the best schools husband's parish. About a year ago, whilst on which Chester and Shrewshury atforded. Her this route, she arrived at Halifax, and entering attainments were worthy of the opportunities at night, without any previous intimation, thie which she enjoyed. In addition to her native lan-ll house of a distant female relation of her husband, guage, she became mistress of French and Italian, ll threw herself and ber children upon her protecexcelled in music and drawing, and attained tion. But the circumstances of this relative were emigence in the variety of funcy-work, without | unequal to such a cail: she had for many years having neglected the more useful acquisition of taken care of and educated the oldest boy, and pluin-work. She was sent for from school to at- has continued her kindness to this unfortunate tend the death-bed of her father : he left her, at family to the present hour. the of 15, about sool, under the guardian- Mrs. Standevens and her children lived some ship of Sir Thomas Edwards, of Frodesley. To l time in a room in Copper-street, and afterwards this little fortune Lord Cholmondelez added the about three months in Crossfield. Here they life-interest of the leasehold property possessed by were supported by a small allowance from her her father, estimated at fruin Gol. tu quh. per an- hushand's parish--by her needle-und by her num. Her guardian died soon after his curate, teaching a few scholars-by the kindness of their and his ward continued to reside with Lady Ed relation-and by the casual bounty of the charitawards. Some circumstances, which at this dis
ble. Her disease had now nearly run its course; tance of tiine it were useless to detail, separated its last stage was alleviated, and the passuge to her from the protection of this family, and she the
grave rendered easier by medical assistance. left them, to reside with an old servant and house- A few days before her death, she was admitted a keeper of her father. It is unnecessary to give huine patient of the Halifax General Dispensary, any particulars of the carly disappointment of and was relieved from the fund of the Benevolent her hopes. Young, accomplished, in some de- Society, log the visitor of the district in which she gree independent, separated from any ntar con- lived. She was perfectly aware of her approachnections, and woinauly beyond her years, by oue ing dissolution. On the evening on which sbe imprudent act she plunged herself into einbar- died, she said to a poor kind neighbour,“ Do rassments which ended only with her life. At not leave me, Martha !” She poor woman koelt this period she becaine acquainted with Mr. Stan- | beside, (the bed was on the floor) and supported devens, a young man of 23, the bero at that the driny mother in her arms. After having in time of the Shrewsbury Theatre, and who wore
this situation been a short time engaged in prayer, the sock and buskin alternately, with equal and she looked for her oldest daughter, who was uo mean provincial celebrity. They met at a kuceling at the foot of the bed, and, fixing her musical party. They were both musical. At 16, eyes upon her serenely breathed her last. -ller whilst in mourning for her father, she became á dying words were, “ I bequeath my children to wile, and at 17 a mother. Her history is now God, and resign myself into bis hands!"--She soon told. Her life was what may be seen in the thus cornmended her orphans to the protection of green-room of every provincial thcatre. Her | Him who is the Father of the fatherless; and, tulents were not adapted to the stage ; her figure trusting to his merciful acceptance, gave back her kas little, her voice had lost its sweetness, und, spirit into the hands of the widow's God. This in particular, she could not get the better of a is a sorrowful tale, but there are some circumtimidity which made ber never feel at home upon stances on which the feelings may dwell with the stage. She did not rise above very subordi. pleasure. The acquirements of her youth she reaute parts in the theatre; and during the greater lained to the day of her death. In her accumsa portion of her career, she was an actress, not lated distresses they ministered to her support, from choice, but necessity. She dressed her face and initigated the sufferings which they could not with smiles, and her person with finery, to en
She was thus enabled to be the instrucable her to still the clamorous craving, and to tress of her children. In the several towns in cletbe the nakedacss of six poor children ai lume. which the company visited, she taught drawing
and the use of the piano-forte, and inade raffles of 1 of the county, and for several years a Magistrate pictures and fancy-work, for the support of her of the saine. family. Her quickness in plain-work contri. buted to the same end. And when her work
IRELAND. failed, or was finished, she spent her hours in In an early part of the last century, some eighty reading. She more than once attempted to esta- yrars ago, there lived in Ireland a gentleman blish a school, but the world's prejudice marred named Burton, who kept a banking-house in her success :-"She had been a player!" and it || Dublin, and another in Clonmel ; whose credit is no wonder that this laudable purpose fail. was so eminent, that it become proverbial in Ire. ed. Unfortunate woman! one single act of im- | land, where, when the goodness of security was prudence altered entire the complexion of her described, it was usual to say it was," as good as life. What a contrast do the two portions of it Ben Burton's.” It happened, however, in the present! though in the first fifteen years she felt | chapter of casualties ever attendant on human the irreparable loss of a mother, aud though her | affairs, that honest Ben Burton failed, and his father's death ultimately deprived her of an ad-affairs were thrown into the hands of trustees.viser and a home, her childhood and yonth were " The glorious uncertainty of the law” rendered spent happily and usefully, in the acquisition of ll this trust an hereditary concern ; and for seventyknowledge, and in the society of valuable friends. | four years the business had been involved in liti. The last tifteen years present a melancholy and gation. It was not until the last spring that the different picture ;-bui, in circumstances and in subject was brought to a final issue in Chancery, society by no means favourable to virtue, her cha- when the descendants of the first trustees paid to racter remained without blemish and without re- the posterity of the original creditors their reproach.
spective dividends upon the claims of their fore. And surely it is highly gratifying to find, that || fathers; which dividends, as the whole produce the religious impressions of her infancy and of Mr.Burtou's assets were thrown into the funds, youth, so far from being effaced by subsequent had accumulated very considerably; insomuch years, spent in a dangerous profession, and that one gentleman, named Fitzpatrick, the heremarked with a variety of sufferings, were recog- || ditary legatee, for the original sum of £879 renized during her illness, and in her last moments; ceived as his dividend upwards of £6000.-" Betthat they did not forsake ber amidst the most ter late that nover." squalid wretchedness, or during the most acute sufferings; but enabled her, in circumstances of
SCOTLAND. extreme distress, to die in peace, with humble
A very curions circumstance occurred lately resignation and hope. -Five destitute orphans near Meigle, which has had the effect of consurvive her-two daughters of the ages of 2 and tirming in that neighbourhood a species of sa10, and three boys of the ages of 13, 4, and ,
perstition which prevails more or less in every years ; the sixth child died fire years ago. To part of the country. The overseer of a blcachprevent the girls from being seni to the Work- l field heard, or thought he heard, one day, a house of their parish—to save them from the dan- dreadful shriek at a particular part of the ma. gers incident to their sex, to their youth, and to chinery which was then going: He knew the their unprotected situation, a suliscription has voice to be that of one of the young women been set on foot by a few opulent and humane who was employed at the work, and ran imcharacters, and which, we feel pleasure in stating, | mediately to the spot, apprehending that some has met with a support alike honourable to the accident had befallen her. He was much surfeelings of the subscribers, and corresponding to prised, however, to find that neither she, por the wants of the uu fortunate orphans.
indeed any body else, was within the house. At Beverly, Mrs. Mary Broadrick, sister-in-law On going out, he discovered her at a distant to the late Alderman Culson, and mother of thirty- part of the field occupied about something, two children.- At Drighington, the Rev. Geo. I along with some other women. He went up to Hitchinson.-At Sheffield, Mr. A. Crome; heher immediately, and questioned her if she had was author of an ingenious system of Short-land.been near the machinery, to which she replied -At Ruswarp, pear Whitby, Tho. Holt, Esq:- in the negative; he then related the parti. At Wakefield, the Rev. kich. Munkhouse, D.D. culars of what had happened. The circunstance vicar of that place.
made a deep impression on the poor girl's mind,
and, notwithstanding the ridicule of her comWALES.
panions, she grew very melancholy, from the
idea that what the overseer had heard was a DicD.-At Wrexham, aged 61, Charles Massic, “death waruing.” This lasted for several weeks, Esq.--At Swansea, Samuel Hancorne, Collector She had not recovered her cheerfulness, how. of the Customs there nearly twenty-two years.--ever, for many days, when, happening to pass At Pentre Parr, Carmarthenshire, Joshua Parr, near the wheel from which the shriek appeared M. D.-At Castle Piggin, Carmarthen, Thomas to issue, it laid hold of her, and killed her inBloue, Esq. formerly a Captain in the Militial stantaneonsly!
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