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DEATHS-MARCH. Norfolk did not marry again. He was tion. In Jan. 1815, he sailed for India, a nobleman of the most amiable and as Aide-de-Camp to the Marquess of unaffected character; and although a Hastings, accompanied by his brother Roman Catholic, contributed by muni. Henry (who soon after died in India), ficent donations to the interests of the appointed Aide-de-Camp to Sir Thomas Established Church.
Hislop. They arrived at Calcutta in 17. At his residence, Stockwell, Sur the month of July. Although in the rey, in his 74th year, Henry Petrie, midst of the rainy season, Capt. Fitzesq., Keeper of the Chancery Records clarence started to join the Governorin the Tower of London.
General, who was in the upper pro20. In Upper Belgrave-street, aged vinces, and in eleven days accomplished 48, the Right Hon. George Fitz-Cla the distance of 700 miles. In the inrence, Earl of Munster, Viscount Fitz terval between this period and the Clarence and Baron of Tewkesbury; a breaking out of the Mahratta war he Privy Councillor, a Major-General in visited Delhi, the north of India, &c., the army, and Aide-de-Camp to the but had not much opportunity of disQueen, Governor and Captain, also Con tinction. At the conclusion of the peace stable and Lieutenant of Windsor Cas. with Scindia he was selected to carry tle, Colonel of the 1st Tower Hamlets home the overland despatches, an un: Militia, a Commissioner of the Royal dertaking of no ordinary moment when Military College and Royal Military the condition of the surrounding counAsylum, Knight G.C. of Ferdinand of try was considered. He reached home Wirtemberg, President of the Royal in June, 1818, and received the brevet Asiatic Society, a Fellow of the Royal rank of Major, dated the 16th of June. Geographical and Geological Societies, Shortly after sustaining the severe acci. a corresponding Member of the French dent of a broken leg, which required Institute, &c. The Earl of Munster confinement and rest, he took the opporwas the eldest of the numerous family tunity of preparing for the press a which the Duke of Clarence, afterwards Journal of his Tour in India, which King William IV., had by the celebrated was published in 4to. 1819. On the comic actress, Mrs. Jordan. He was 21st Jan. in that year (having been renamed after the Prince of Wales, who duced to half-pay on the 25th Dec. prealways regarded him as his peculiar ceding! he was promoted to the brevet protegé. In Feb. 1807, at the early rank of Lieut. Col. on the nomination of age of thirteen, he was appointed Cor. the Duke of Wellington ; and in October net in the Prince of Wales's regiment following he married. On the 21st of Hussars. In the following year he March, 1822, he was appointed to a proceeded with his regiment to the troop in the 14th Light Dragoons ; on Peninsula, as Aide-de-Camp to General the i2th Dec.following he was appointed Slade ; and when but fisteen years old, a Major in the 1st West India Regihe participated in all the trying exigen: ment, and on the 29th of the same cies which accompanied the battle of month Major in the 6th Dragoon Corunna. After a short visit to Eng. Guards, which he commanded in Ireland, he rejoined the army in Portugal land. On the 8th Jan. 1824, he was as Aide-de-Camp to the Adjutant-Ge. promoted to an unattached Lieut.-Coloneral Sir Charles Stewart, now Marquess nelcy. On the 6th of July, 1825, he of Londonderry. From this period to was appointed Capt. and Lieut.-Colonel the end of the war, he served on the in the Coldstream Guards, from which staff at head-quarters, and was present
he returned to his previous position in twelve general engagements; and Dec. 4, 1828. In 1827 he communibe bere laid the foundation of his friend. cated to the Asiatic Society of Paris ship with the Duke of Wellington. At three papers on the employment of Fuentes d'Onore he particularly distin. Mahommedan mercenaries, a subject to guished himself. In 1813 he again re wbich he had devoted considerable atten. paired to the seat of war, and subse. tion. They were published in the “Jour. quently, at Toulouse, was severely nal Asiatique,', and were afterwards wounded in leading a charge against translated in the “Naval and Military cavalry. In Nov. 1814, he exchanged Magazine.” He also published an account from the 10th Hussars to the 20th Light of the campaign of 1809, in Spain and Dragoons ; and the altered condition of Portugal, and some other occasional affairs now changed his sphere of ac essays. Lord Munster was an original
DEATHS-MARCH. member of the Royal Asiatic Society, issue three sons and three daughters. was elected a member of the Council in The melancholy event which termi1825, and in 1827 took a leading part nated the life of this nobleman will be in founding the Oriental Translation found detailed in a previous part of our Pund, of which he was constituted the volume ; see CHRONICLE for March. Treasurer and Deputy Chairman of 20. At his house in Conduit-street, Committee. The success of this design aged 87, the Right Hon. George Parker, was at once most gratifying to himself, fourth Earl of Macclesfield, co. Chester, and productive of very great benefits and Viscount Parker of Ewelme, co. to Oriental literature. He was elected Oxford (1721), Baron Parker, of Maca Vice-President of the Royal Asiatic clesfield (1716), a Privy Councillor, Society in March, 1829 On the 12th Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of May, 1830, he was raised to the peer of the county of Oxford, High Steward age by the titles already mentioned, of Henley, D.C.L. and P.R.S. He was his surviving brothers and sisters (not born on the 24th Feb. 1755, the elder already of higher rank) at the same son of Thomas the third Eail, by his time receiving the precedence of the cousin Mary, eldest daughter of Sir younger children of a marquess. The William Heathcote, the first Baronet of title of the Earl of Munster had been Hursley. At the usual age he was sent borne by his father when Duke of Cla. to Eton, and in due course to the Unirence, and generally used as his travel. versity of Oxford, where he completed ling name on the continent. On the his education. In 1777 he was returned 22nd of July, 1830, the Earl of Mun. to Parliament for Woodstock, and rester was appointed Deputy Adjutant elected in 1780. He was not in the General at head-quarters in succession Parliament of 1784; but to that of 1790 to Sir John Macdonald, who was placed he was returned as member for Mineat the head of the department in con head. In 1787 he was appointed a sequence of Sir H. T'aylor's selection Lord of the Bedchamber to the Prince for the post of Private Secretary to of Wales, afterwards George the Fourth; King William the Fourth. But to the but, joining the Court on the Regency great regret of every one connected question, he was in 1791 made Compwith the Horse Guards he relinquished troller of his Majesty's Household, and his situation there a few months after. in 1795 one of the Lords of the Bedwards. In the breyet which followed chamber to the King. He succeeded to the birth of the Prince of Wales, the the peerage, on the death of his father, Earl of Munster received the rank of Feb. 9, 1795. In 1800 he became CapMajor-General, Nov. 23, 1841. He was tain of the Yeomen of the Guard-an appointed to command the croops in the office to which he has more than once western district of England, and would been re-appointed. His Lordship took have commenced his residence in garri- his seat as a Privy Councillor in 1791 ; son at Plymouth on the 15th of April, therefore, with the exception of VisThe Earl of Munster was elected Pre count Sidmouth, he was the senior memsident of the Royal Asiatic Society ber of that eminent body. By his votes at the last anniversary, the 8th May in Parliament and his influence in the 1841. He had for many years past country, the Earl of Macclesfield earned occupied himself with a work on the the character of a good Conservative, military art and weapons of war of and a steady supporter of those instituthe eastern nations, for which pur. tions in Church and State which Enpose he studied their best authors, glishmen prize so highly. For many not only historians, but philosophers years past he had lived so inuch in reand theologians. Only a few weeks tirement, that the course of his exist. since, he returned from an extensive ence presented little more than the custour on the Continent, during which he tomary routine natural in his class of searched the principal libraries for society. Amongst a large circle of works and MSS, relating to his intended distinguished friends he was much and publication. The Earl of Munster deservedly esteemed. The Earl of married, Oct. 18, 1819, Mary Wynd- Macclesfield married, May 25, 1780, ham, a natural daugliter of the late Alary Frances, second daughter and coEarl of Egremont, and sister to Col. heir of the late Rev. Thos. Drake, D.D. Wyndham, M.P. for West Sussex ; and 21. At Cheltenham, aged 73, Mrs. by that lady, who survives him, he had Charlotte Mary Smith, late of Brighton,
DEATHS-MARCH. eldest and only remaining daughter of amiable manners and attentive conduct the late celebrated authoress Mrs. speedily made him a universal favourite, Charlotte Smith, wise of Benj. Smith, not only with the gentlemen connected esq. of Lys, Hants.
with that establishment, but with the At Woodhorn, Northumberland, numerous customers of that house, by aged 87, the Rev. Benjamin Kennicott, whom he is deeply regretted. From his sen., Vicar of that parish. He was youth Mr. Skegg was an ardent lover of a nephew of Benjamin Kennicott, the the early Engiish poets, and the object learned editor of the Hebrew Bible. nearest his beart was the attainment of He was formerly Rector of Dodbrooke tine copies of their best works. In this in Devonshire ; and was collated to he spared no expense consistent with Woodhorn in 1798 by Dr. Barrington, the very limited means he had in his then Bishop of Durham, in testimouy power, and by degrees he formed one of of that prelate's adiniration of his un. the most perfect collections it has ever cle's work.
been the good fortune of a private indiAt Langton Matravers, Dorset, vidual to possess. On his retirement the Rev. Samuel Serrell, formerly Vicar last year from Messrs. Coutts and Co.'s, of St. Cuthbert's, Wells, in bis 80th who, with their usual liberality, evinced year.
their sense of his long and valuable 23. At his chambers in the Temple, services, by the allowance of a handJoseph Jolin Richardson, esq., B.A., some retiring salary, he determined to barrister-at-law, eldest son of the laté dispose of his collection, and placed it Sir John Richardson, Judge of the
in the hands of Mr. Leigh Sotheby, by Common Pleas. He was called to the whom it was sold. bar at Lincoln's-inn, Nov. 23, 1832.
Aged 97, the Rev. J. W. Masters, Aged 67, Col. William Carden Vicar of Sparsholt, near Winchester, Seton, C.B. He was appointed Ensign to which he was presented in 1794 by 90th Foot, 1796; Lieutenant, 88th, the Lord Chancellor. 1797 ; Captain 9th batt. of Reserve,
In York.street, Portman-square, 1803, in 88th foot, 1804; Major, 1812; Sir William Beatty, M.D., F.R.S., late brevet Lieut-Colonel, 1825; and Colo. Physician to her Majesty's Fleet and nel, 1838. He received a medal and Greenwich Hospital. He had served one clasp for the siege of Badajoz and his country long and faithfully in all battle of Salamanca.
climes, and had the melancholy duty of 24. At Lark Hall, near Preston, Sa- being officially present during the last muel Horrocks, esq., formerly M.P. for moments of the Hero of Trafalgar, his that borough.
6 Authentic Narrative" of which was 25. At his residence, Bloomsbury printed in 8vo. 1808. He possessed the place, Brighton, aged 69, Edward bullet which killed Nelson, which he Skegg, esq., who had been for nearly kept in a crystal case mounted in gold. forty-six years a confidential clerk in It may be justly said of Sir William the banking-house of Messrs. Coutts Beatty that his whole professional life and Co. The family of the late Mr. seemed to accord with the sentiment Skegg have been long settled in the expressed in Nelson's last and ever me. county of Essex, and his grandfather, morable signal to the fleet. He was the Rev. Ralph Skegg, was many years appointed Physician to Greenwich Hose Rector of Quendon and Chickney in pital in 1806, and resigned that office that county, and died in 1764. He in 1840. He was knighted by King married Abigail, only daughter of Lord William the Fourth on the 25th of May Herbert, and died leaving several chil 1831. His brother, Colonel Beatty, is dren, of whom Edward, the father of at present Commandant at Plymouth. the late Mr. Skegg, was elected Steward
At his residence, Brunswick. of Christ's Hospital, London, about square, Brighton, Sir Ralph Gore, Bart., the year 1786, and died there on Easter
in his 83rd year. Sunday, 1791, and is buried in the 26. At his residence, near Newport, cloisters. Mr. Skegg was educated at Isle of Wight, aged 78, the Rev. RichChrist's Hospital, and very early in life ard Cæsar Degrenthe, D.D. He was procured a situation in a large mercan one of the earliest refugees to this tile house in the City. About 1795 he country in the time of the French revoobtained an appointment in the house lution, and for many years kept an exof Messrs. Coutts and Co., where his tensive military acadeiny in that town,
DEATHS-MARCH. under the patronage of his Royal Highness the late Duke of Kent.
APRIL 27. At Tormohun, aged 75, Mary, second daughter of the late Hon. John 1. At Blundeston parsonage, aged Grey, and cousin to the Earl of Stam 40, Isaac Preston Cory, esq., Fellow of ford and Warrington.
Caius College, Cambridge. At Courtown, the seat of the Earl At the Military Hospital, Stoke, of Courtown, Annette, Wife of the Hon. aged 31, Dr. Nicholl, Assistant-surgeon and Venerable Archdeacon Stopford, of the 65th reg. and daughter of the late W. Browne, At Newby, near Stokesley, aged esq., of Browne's Hill, Carlow, in her 69, Mr. Robert Wiles. He had served
his country as a warrant officer for At his seat, Brentry, Gloucester above twenty years, and was greatly shire, John Cave, esq., an old and re respected by his superior officers for spected magistrate for the co. of Glou his general good conduct, and for his cester, in his 77th year.
distinguished gallantry on several occa28. Frances, widow of the late Sa sions, particularly in cutting out vesmuel Selwood, esq., of the Abbey sels on the shores of the Mediterranean. House, Abingdon, Berks, in her 78th 3. Aged 32, Elizabeth, wife of Henry year.
Scott, esq., of Bank House, West Brom. At Weymouth, Caroline Frances wich, and on the 31st March, in his Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Lord and 7th year, W. William, the youngest son. Lady William Somerset, in her 27th At Runcton House, near Chichesyear.
ter, Elizabeth, wife of George Buckton, At Kensington, Catherine, widow esq., of Oakfield, Hornsey, Middlesex, of the late George Matcbam, esq., of and eldest daughter of the late Richard Ashfold Lodge, co. of Sussex, and only Merricks, esq., of Runcton. surviving sister of the late Adm. Lord 4. At Preston House, near ShrewsViscount Nelson, K.B.
bury, in bis 64th year, Sir Francis Brian At his house in Fitzwilliam-square, Hill, K.T.S.; brother to Lord Ilill, the Dublin, Sir Hugh Dillon Massey, the General Commanding-in-chief. He was second Baronet, of Doopas, co. Limc boru April 21, 1778, the fifth son of rick (1781), the senior magistrate and Sir John Hill, the third Baronet of senior deputy lieutenant of that county. Hawkestone, co. Salop, by Mary, dauglı
31. At Oxford, the Hon. John St. ter and coheiress of John Chambre, of Clair, B.A., of Christchurch College, Peyton in the same county, esq. He youngest son of Lord Sinclair, in his served in the Portuguese army during
the Peninsular campaign; and was afterLately. At the Manse of Nesting, wards Secretary of Legation at Rio JaShetland, Mrs. Inches, widow of the neiro. He received the royal licence Rev. John Inches, Minister of that pa to accept the Portuguese order of the rish, in her 102nd year.
Tower and Sword, June 5, 1810. At Coventry, William Griffin, 5. At Brighton, aged 61, the Lady of esq., in his 93rd year.
Sir R. Campbell, and daughter of G. Pas- At Wood Villa, near Ottoxeter, ley, M.D., physician-general at Madras. Abraham Hoskins, esq., formerly of At Brighton, aged 86, Patrick Newton Solney, in his 83rd year. Kelly, LL.D. forinerly of Finsbury
At Bath, Mr. Richard Clarke, in square. Dr. Kelly was well known in his 94th year.
the literary and scientific world by his At Little Baddow, Essex, the clear and able treatises on Rev. A. Johnson, Vicar of that parish branches of science. He enjoyed the upwards of Afty years, in his 93rd year friendship of Maskelyne, Herschel,
At St. Stephens-in-Branwell, Hutton, Vince, Burney, Raine, and Cornwall, Grace Hooper, in her 106th many other eminent men of that geneyear.
ration, and passed a long life in the At Clapton, Mr. T. Ballance, of active promotion of practical science. Hackney, in his 93rd year.
His opinion on questions of currency - At St. Blazey, Cornwall, Mr. John and exchanges was frequently appealed Pearce, leaving one hundred and five to by committees of the Houses of grandchildren and thirty-five great Lords and Commons, where his evigrandchildren, in his 90th year. dence and calculations seldom failed to
DEATHS.--APAIL. throw light on those abstruse subjects. ionship of the Bath was conferred upon His great work, the “Universal Cam him. He was with the army throughout bist,” in which he had the assistance of the Affgban war, from 1828 to the period Government through the medium of of his death. He led the storming party their foreign consulates, is justly con at Ghuznee, and was the first man within sidered a standard authority on such the walls. On this occasion, from some points, and will be a lasting monument unexplained cause, he appears to have of his talent and industry.
laboured under the displeasure of the At his residence on St. Stephen's authorities—the honours conferred on Green, Dublin, Sir Ross Mahon, the his juniors in service, and his inferiors second Baronet of Castlegar, co. Galway in rank, having been withheld from him. (1819), a Lieutenant 60th Rifles, and Of this he respectfully but bitterly comone of the Aides-de-camp of the Lord plained to the Commander-in-Chief, the Lieutenant of Ireland; nephew to Lord Governor-general, and Horse-guards, Fitzgerald and Vesey. He was born but received no satisfaction. The man July 18, 1811, the eldest son of the late most distinguished at the storm of Sir Ross Mahon, created a Baronet in Ghuznee was slighted in the despatch, 1819, by his third wife, Maria Gerald- and insulted with the offer, which he ine, eldest daughter of the Right Hon. scorned, of the third class Dooranee James Fitz-Gerald, of Inchcronan, co. order. In the middle of September, Clare, Prime Serjeant-at-Law, and the 1840, he was despatched in quest of the Right Ilon, Catharine Baroness Fitz Wullee of Khooloom, ther in the deld, Gerald and Vesey. He was appointed with 10,000 men in support of Dost 2nd Lieutenant in the Rifles, Decem. Mahommed. After a series of difficult ber 14, 1834, and Lieutenant, Novem- and brilliantly executed maneuvres ber 23, 1838. He succeeded to the amongst the defiles of the Hinduo Koosh, baronetcy on the death of his father in he succeeded in bringing the enemy to August 1835; and, dying unmarried, is battle at Bamecan on the 18th of Sepsucceeded by his next brother, now Sir tember, where, with a force of less than James Fitz-Gerald Mahon. Sir Ross 1,000 men, be dispersed 10,000 of the was in the enjoyment of perfect bealth enemy-about 800 having been killed up to the night before his death, when or wounded. This action was so deci. he arranged with a party to proceed the sive as to terminate the campaign, and next day to the garrison races, at May- compel the surrender of Dost Mahomnootb, after which he was to have dined med. Col, Dennie was now offered the with the Duke of Leinster at Carton, second class of the Dooranee order, but
6. At Bridport, aged 62, John Gold- he refused it. An account of the ening, esq. He died suddenly while in gagement at Jellalabad in wbich he fell, the act of dressing.
will be found in our bistory chap. Afl. In leading his regiment against ghanistan. the enemy at Jellalabad, Colonel Wil 7. At his seat, Read Hall, Lancashire, liam Henry Dennie, C.B., Lieut.-Col. aged 49, John Fort, esq., a Dep.-Lieut. of H.M. 13th Foot, and Aide-de-Camp and magistrate of the county, and late to the Queen, Colonel Dennie entered M.P. for Clithero. He was the son and the army as an Ensign on the 1st of heir of Richard Fort, esq., who purchased January, 1800; was promoted to Lieut., Read Hall (the ancient seat of the by purchase, on the 4th August 1804; Nowell family) in 1799. He was a mato Captain, by purchase, 4th October, nufacturer at Blackburn, and was first 1810; to Major, by purchase, on the returned for that borough in 1832, in 19th April, 1821 ; and finally to Lieut. the Whig interest, having polled 157 Colonel, also by purchase, on the 6th votes to 124 given for John Irving, esq. July, 1832, having been the whole forty. In 1835, he was re-elected without two years
his service on full pay. He opposition. In 1837, be was opposed served in India during the campaign by Williain Whalley, esq., whom he under Lord Lake in 1805, 1806; was defeated by 164 votes to 155. He represent at the capture of the Isle of tired in 184). France in 1810; and greatly distin 3. At Bromley-hill, aged 78, Gen. guished himself during the Burmese Sir William Houston, Bart.., G.C.B. war in 1826-27, where he was severely G.C.H. and K.C. Governor of Gibralwounded. In acknowledgment of his tar, and Col, of the 20th Foot. This services on this occasion, the Compan- distinguished officer was the heir male