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Mr David Bridges, Treasurer. 18. Sunday being the anniversary of the Duke of Buccleugh's birth, the fame was obferved on Monday at Dalkeith, when the inhabitants vied with each other in celebrating, with every expreffion of gratitude and joy, the day kept for the birthday of a nobleman univerfally efteemed, but whofe benevolence, hofpitality, and other amiable qualities, endear him in a very particular manner to the town and neighbourhood of Dalkeith. The different trades, as ufual, paraded the ftreets with their respective colours flying and attended by bands of mufic. At the Palace the company was brilliant and numerous. His Grace the Duke of Montague, the Countefs of Pembroke, Lord and Lady Herbert, the Ladies of Lothian, Lord Ancrum, the Right Hon. Henry Dundas, Treasurer of the Navy, &c. &c. In the Park, a grand difplay of fire-works was exhibited for the entertainment of the spectators.
24. The following gentlemen were chofen Merchant aud Trades Counsellors for the year enfuing, viz,
Meff Neil Macvicar, James Carfrae, Adam Keir, Merchant Counsellors. Andrew Wood, Surgeon, John Milne, Founder, Trades Counsellors.
De Hydrope Anafarca.
De Tuenda Nautarum Sanitate.
Charles Cameron, Esq. banker in Long don, to Lady Margaret Hay, fifter to the Earl of Errol.
Charles Stirling, Efq. of the Royal Navy, fon to Sir Walter Stirling, Bart. to Mifs Grote of Blackheath,
Col. H. St George, to Mifs Mariane Callender of Craigforth.
In St Peters, London, Lord Maza"rene, who was fo long confined in the Baftile, to the Lady, for the third time, who accompanied him during his cons finement.
The Rev. Mr. James Mylne of Paisley, to Mrs Hamilton of Kilpatrick.
Capt, Hugh L. Carmichael, 67th Regt, to Mifs Katharine Ferral of Dublin.
Thomas Barstow, Efq; of Leeds, to Mifs Mitchelfon, co-heirefs of the late Mr Samuel Mitchelfon clerk to his Ma jefty's Signet.
The Hon. Colonel Lennox prefumptiye heir to the Duke of Richmond, to Lady Charlotte Gordon, eldest daughter of the Duke of Gordon.
The Lady of General Hale, of her twenty-firft child.
Mrs McLean of Coll, of a daughter. Lady Saltoun, of a daughter. The Lady of Sir Gregory Page Tur ner, of a fon.
Mrs Campbell of Shawfield, of a daughter.
On his paffage from the Weft Indies, Patrick Maxwell, Efq. fecretary to the liland of Grenada.
Ifabella Campbell, wife of George Wood, furgeon in Edinburgh.
Sir Watkin William Wynne, M. P. for the county of Denbigh.
The Hon. Gen. John Fitzwilliam, col. of the 5th regt. of Dragoon Guards.
The Right Hon. Sir John Goodriche, Bart. M. P. for Rippon, and a Privy Councellor.
Suddenly in the Church of Linton, when going to preach, the Rev. Dr. Moffat, minifter at Newland.
Elizabeth Lady Dowager Cathcart, in the 98th year of her age, having married three hufbands; firft Mr Sabine of Hertfordshire; fecond, in 1739, the prefent Lord Cathcart's grandfather, who died in the Weft Indies in 1740, commander in chief of the expedition against Spain; and, third, Col. Hugh McQuire.
In Grofvenor Square, London, the Lady Dowager Carbery.
The Marchionefs of Lanfdowne, his lordship's fecond lady, and fifter to the Earl of Upper Offery.
The Lord Vif. Boyne, of the kingdom of Ireland. His Lordfhip is fucceeded by his fon Guftavus. This family is defcendants of the family of Abercorn in Scotland.
At her houfe in Cannongate, Lady Mitchel of West Shore.
At his houfe in Fifeshire, Capt. William Miller of the 43d regt. of foot.
The Marquis Carracciolo, Prime Minifter to the King of Naples; a nobleman whofe talents and integrity have been univerfally approved of.
At Hatton, the Right Hon. James Maitland, Earl of Lauderdale, Vilcount Maitland, Lord Thirleftane, Muffelburgh and Bolton, Heritable Royal Standard bearer of Scotland, Baronet of Nova Scotia, and formerly Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff of the county of Edinburgh, and one of the Lords of Police. -His Lordfhip was the eldeft of eight fons of Charles fixth Earl of Lauderdale, by the Lady Elizabeth Ogilvie, daughter of James Earl of Findlater and Seafield, the laft Chancellor of Scotland. He was born in the year 1718, fucceeded his father in 1744, was one of the fixteen reprefentatives of the Scottish Peerage in the tenth, eleventh, and fifteenth Parliaments of Great Britain. He ferved early in the army, and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. In $749, he married Mary Turner Lombe, of the county of Kent.
His Lordfhip is fucceeded in honours and eftates by his eldeft fon James Vif count Maitland, Member for Malmbury. -The Maitlands are a very ancient family in Scotland-Sir Richard Maitland was a confiderable Baron and great favourite of Alexander III. Six of this noble family have been Senators of the College of Juftice. Sir William Maitland of Lethington was Secretary to Queen Mary, and intrufted with her moft important affairs. His fon rofe to be Lord High Chancellor of Scotland, and was dignified with the honour of Peerage
by the title of Lord Thirleftane. The next Lord was created Earl of Lauder dale, and was Lord Prefident of the Council. His fon followed the fortune of Charles I. and II. and was nine years confined in the Tower of London'; on the Restoration, he was created Duke of Lauderdale and a Peer of England, and enjoyed many high offices of State. The late Lord's father was Prefident of the Court of Police and General of the Mint. The family have poffeffed the lands of Thirleftane, in Lauderdale, about 600 years.
Peter Delme, Efq. M. P. for Morpeth, and brother-in-law to the Earl of Carlifle. Lieut. Gen. Gengefieldt, Governor of Magdeburg, and Knight of the Black Eagle of Pruffia.
Charles Vere, Efq. banker in London, aged 74.
Mr Burrell aged 93, grand-mother to Sir Peter Burrel, the Ducheffes of Ha→ milton, Northumberland, and Lady Louvain. By this lady's demife Sir Peter ac quires L. 7000 per annum.
William Sloper, Efq; father to Gene ral Sloper, K. B.
Andrew Hay of Rannes, Efq; Mrs Skay, wife of David Skay merch→ ant in Edinburgh.
Valentine Morris, Efq; late Governor of St Vincents.
Captain Philip Welsh of the Royal Navy.
The Duchefs of St Albans, of a cancer in her breast. Her Grace was daugh ter to the prefent Earl of Befborough, was born 1742 and married in 1765.
Near Dunkeld, Mr John Steuart, aged 89: a few years ago, on a wager, this gentleman walked from thence to London, being 450 miles in four days and fix hours, 18 hours lefs time than was allowed him.
Charlotte Countess of Dyfart, without fue; her Ladyfhip was daughter of the late Sir Edward Walpole, K. B. and fifter to the Duchefs of Gloucefter; the title of Dyfart was conferred on a branch of the Murrays of Tullybardine, and went from them by a female into the Tellomache family, and who afterwards married the Duke of Lauderdale, but by whom he had no iffue.
George Cuthburt, Efq; Member of the Affeably in Jamaica, and late Provost Martial.
Nicholas Allan Blake, Efq; Meffenger to the Honourable House of Affembly in that ifland.
Mrs Drummond of Hawthornden. The Rev. Mr James Monro, at Cromerty.
Samuel Ellis, Efq, ftockbroker, by a fall from his horse.
Mifs Beckford, daughter of the late Alderman Beckford, of a cancer in her breaft.
Alex. Fordyce late Banker in London, whofe failure in 1772 brought irreparable misfortunes on many families, in that memorable year.
Mr James Boyd, many years a reputable Inn keeper in Canongage.
His Excellency Peter Langlois, Governor of Antwerp, and Commander in Chief of Anterior Auftria.
John Callender, Efq; of Craigforth, Advocate; this gentleman's ancestors acquired his eftate by a droll mistake: being Ferrier to King James VI. in Scotland, he made out his account in Scots money, agreeable to practice, which being fent to England, an order was made to pay it in Sterling money; which he accordingly received, and with which the family eftate, enjoyed to this day, was bought.
Alex. Údny, Efq; of Udny, Advocate, and late a Commiffioner of Excife in Scotland.
At Cairnbrock, John Rofs, Efq; aged ninety-four.
The Lady of Captain Lockhart of the Royal Navy, and fifter to Sir John Henderfon of Fordell.
Mrs Craigie of Glendoick, and fifter to Sir John Clerk of Pennycuick, Bt. The celebrated Silas Deane.
At Barfkimming, the Right Hon. Sit Thomas Millar of Glenlee, Bart. Lord Prefident of the Court of Seffion. His Lordship early in life was chofen Principai Clerk to the city of Glasgow, which he held until he was made a Judge; he was appointed Solicitor General in 1759 on Lord Alemour's promotion to the Bench, and fucceeded the late Prefident Dundas in 1760 as King's Advocate. The following year he was elected member of Parliament for the borough of Dumfries, &c. In 1766 he fncceeded Lord Minto as Lord Juftice Clerk, and in 1788 was promoted to the Prefident's Chair on the death of Prefident Dundas, and honoured with the title of Baronet by his Majefty. He is fucceeded in title and eftate by his only fon, now Sir William Millar of Glenlee, Bart. Advocate
and Principal Clerk to the High Court, of Justiciary.
The King has conferred the honour of knighthood on Thomas Byard, Efq; captain of the Impregnable, who fteered his Majesty's barge during his ftay at Plymouth, and feveral commanders, licutenants and midshipmen have been promoted to higher rank in the navy on this occafion.
The King has granted unto Lord Vifcount Falmouth, the office of Chief Juftice in Eyre, north of Trent, in the room of Charles W. Cornwall, deceased.
The Earl of Balcarras col. of the 63d. Regt. in place of the Earl of Waldgrave, appointed col. of the 14th in place of Lt. Gen. John Douglas, appointed col. of the 5th Regt. of Dragoon Guards in room of Gen. Fitzwilliam deceaft.
Robert Wellwood, John Bartholomew, and John Tovey, Efqrs. infpectors of taxes in Scotland (the land-tax excepted) a new appointment.
His Majefty has granted the dignity of baron of the kingdom of Ireland to the following gentlemen:
To the Right Hon. Hugh Carleton, chief Juftice of Common Pleas, Lord Carleton of Anner.
The Right Hon. William Eden, Lord
Right Hon. Luke Gardiner, Lord Mountjoy.
Right Hon. Robert Steuart, Lord Londonderry.
Sir John Browne, Lord Kailmaine of the Neale.
Sir Nicholas Lawlefs, Lord Clencurry.
Sir Samfon Eardly, Lord Eardly of Spalding.
The Earl of Westmorland joint postmafter general in place of Lord Carteret.
The Earl of Chesterfield mafter of the Mint in the room of the Earl of Effingham, who goes out governor of Jamaica.
Timothy Caiwell, Efq. one of the commiflioners of Excife, in place of Anthony Lucas, Efq. deceased.
Capt. Douglas of the Southampton received the honour of knighthood on his Majesty's leaving Wymouth. He is fon of the late Mr Douglas of Edinburgh, and nephew to the late Sir Andrew Snap Hammond.