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DEATHS.- Dec. chair, having undergone but little pain, the state of the manufactures and comand having, as he well deserved to have, all merce of the province of Benares; and that should accompany old age-honour, in a despatch to the Court of Directors, love, obedience, troops of friends.' No dated January 1788, the acknowledgman in the prime of youth was wept over ments of the Supreme Government were with more genuine tears than the old expressed for the “ ability, zeal, and unman of ninety-one.
wearied assiduity with which Mr. Barlow “ After his death it became known that had executed the commission intrusted to his charities during his life had been very him." The character Mr. Barlow had great, and the hand which administered established in the public service recomthem generally concealed.
mended him, at a very early period after “ He left an ineffaceable impression the arrival of Lord Cornwallis in India, upon the hearts of his relations and to his lordship's attention and highest friends. He belonged to an age, a school, esteem ; and the ties of mutual frienda race that is past."
ship and confidence, which were then “Non come fiamma, che per forza è spenta, formed, remained unbroken until the
Ma che per se medesma si consume, death of that illustrious person. In 1788,
Mr. Barlow was nominated Sub-SecreA guisa d'un soave e chiaro lume, tary to the Supreme Government in the
Cui nutrimento a poco a poco manca; revenue department--an office which the
great revenue and judicial reforms then
“ R. P.” in progress rendered of particular importAt Woburn-square, aged 72, John
The system of revenue and judiBellamy, esq., late of the House of Com cature established under the auspices of He was the son of the late John
Lord Cornwallis is justly considered a Bellamy, esq., who was for a long time masterpiece of legislative wisdom. In Housekeeper of the House of Commons, this great plan Mr. Barlow co-operated which office the late Mr. Bellamy like- with distinguished ability; and Lord wise filled for many years with great respect Cornwallis, throughout the future period and esteem. He was also an eminent of his life, expressed the warmest sense of wine-merchant in Parliament-street. He gratitude for the aid which he had so ably had lately retired from his duties at the given, and considered Mr. Barlow to have House, as he had some time from the established the most strong and lasting cares of business, with a large fortune. claims to his country's approbation. Mr.
At Oddington House, aged 91, Barlow continued in the situation of SubLady Reade, relict of the late Sir John Secretary in the Revenue Department Reade, Bart., of Shipton Court, and until 1796, when he was appointed Chief youngest daughter of Sir Chandos Hos
Secretary to the Supreme Government, kyns, Bart.
in which office he exhibited the same 21. At Alexandria, suddenly, from administrative talent. The services of congestion of the brain, aged nearly 21, Mr. Barlow having been attended by a Lord Bernard Thomas Fitzalan Howard, uniform course of approbation, he was third and youngest son of the Duke of advanced by the Court of Directors, in Norfolk. He had recenily arrived at April 1801, to the station of a Member Alexandria from a tour in Greece.
of the Council of Bengal. Lord Welles. 22. At Fir Grove, Farnham, aged 84, ley, who was at that time absent from Sir George Hilaro Barlow, Bart. and the scat of Government, immediately apG.C.B., formerly Governor-General of pointed Mr. Barlow to be Vice-President Bengal, and subsequently Governor of in Council during his absence from the Madras, Sir George H. Barlow was the Presidency. In 1802 the Court of Di. fourth son of William Barlow, esq., of
were pleased to appoint Mr. Bath, by Hilare, daughter of Robert Barlow to the situation of Provisional Butcher, esq., of Walthamstow, and Governor-General, and in 1803 he was brother to the late Admiral Sir Robert advanced to the dignity of a Baronet. In Barlow, K.C.B. He went to India in 1805 an important change took place in the service of the East India Company the Government of India, by the recall in 1778, and the excellence of his cha. of Lord Wellesley and the re-appointracter and attainments speedily drew the ment of Lord Cornwallis to the station attention of the ruling authorities. In of Governor. Lord Cornwallis arrived 1787, he was selected by Lord Corn. in India in July, and he had not pro. wallis to conduct an investigation into ceeded far in the work of pacification
DEATHS.-Dec. with the Mahratta States, with which we est approbation of the Supreme Governwere then at war, before the hand of ment, and the strong commendation of death terminated the career of that dis the Court of Directors, were repeated in tinguished patriot. Sir G. Barlow, ac successive despatches. On this memorable cording to his provisional appointment, occasion it was the gracious intention of succeeded to the office of Governor. his Majesty George III. to have raised General, and he did so in circumstances Sir George Barlow to the peerage. For most critical and difficult. The Court of this purpose every preliminary arrangement Directors recorded on that occasion their had been made, when his Majesty fell into thanks for “the promptitude and energy
the last illness, from which he never with which he followed up the plan which
The Prime Minister, Mr. his illustrious predecessor, Marquis Perceval, however, entertained a strong Cornwallis, had marked out for the re sense of Sir G. Barlow's claims on storation of peace and amity with the public gratitude, and, if he had been Mahratta
powers; for the judgment and spared from the hand of the assassin, there ability he displayed in accomplishing de can be little doubt that the intention men. finitive treaties of peace with Dowlut Row tioned would have been carried into effect. Scindiah and Jeswunt Row Holkar; and From this period every thing was changed ; for the vigour with which he immediately Sir George, in the course of his reforms, entered upon the important work of re had made many enemies, and these now trenching the expenditure of the Com. got the upper hand in the Councils of the pany, and the progress he made therein.” India Board ; the Government of the On the death of Mr. Pitt, in Jan. 1806, Prince Regent timidly or treacherously Mr. Fox's administration came into power, yielded to the clamour thus excited, all when a very sweeping change took place idea of conferring a peerage was abanin every office under the Government; doned; and, not satisfied with this, the and, by an unusual proceeding (viz. the Court of Directors, with the concurrence sign-manual of the Sovereign), Sir George of the Prince Regent's Gevernment, sent Barlow was required to resign the situa out orders to Sir George Barlow immetion of Governor-General—a proceeding diately to transfer the Government of that excited strong disapprobation. Lord Madras to other hands. Sir George BarMelville and Lord Castlereagh, in their low returned from India in 1814, having places in Parliament, strongly protested passed thirty-four stormy years of his life against it. It is, however, due to the in that country. He now withdrew en. Government of that day to say that they tirely from the turmoil of public life, and did what they could at least to palliate the lived during the subsequent years of his injury. Sir George had formed the in- life in the midst of a devotedly attached tention of immediately returning to Eng- family, respected, honoured, and beloved land; but his Majesty's Government and by all who had the privilege of his friendthe Court of Directors joined in so ear ship or acquaintance. Sir George Bar. nest a request that his services in India low married at Calcutta, in April 1789, might be continued, that he felt it his duty Elizabeth, daughter of Burton Smith, to yield to their solicitation. It was on esq., of Westmeath, by whom he had issue this occasion that his Majesty was pleased eight sons and seven daughters. to confer on him the Order of the Bath, In Lower Grosvenor-street, in his The Court of Directors appointed him 49th year, bis Excellency Count Nomis Governor of Madras in May 1809, and de Pollon, Envoy Extraordinary and he took charge of that government in the Minister Plenipotentiary from the Court following December. Previously to his of Sardinia. The Count was a Member arrival, a “very dangerous spirit of cabal of an ancient Sardinian family. At a very had shown itself among several officers of early age he entered the service of his the army.” An alarming mutiny soon after country, and served with distinction in the broke out in the Madras ariny, combined war against Napoleon. He subsequently with great distractions in the civil service. directed his attention to diplomatic affairs, In one of the most alarming crises that and when but of a very tender age came ever occurred in our Indian history—a to this country as secretary to the Duc convulsion that shook the Goverment to D'Aglie. He was subsequently advanced its foundation-everything was done, to the office of chargé d'affaires, the every arrangement carried into effect, with duties of which he discharged for some a degree of energy, firmness, and ability time. He afterwards proceeded as Sar. that could not be surpassed. The warm- dinian Minister to the Hague, from which
DEATHS.- Dec. he returned about ten years since to this rarity, who was a native of Edinburgh, Court, as chief minister, and in such was born in March 1813, and was the capacity he has terminated his earthly niece of the Scotch poet, Ferguson. At
The Count was altogether for an early age she displayed much taste for nearly five-and-twenty years a resident in music, and her father determined upon country, and was highly respected in the having her instructed in singing. Her circles of our aristocracy.
improventent was so rapid that in two At Duke-street, Westminster, aged years she had made great proficiency in 87, Jane, widow of Samuel Humfray, esq., the art, and, after singing at some few conof Coworth House, Berkshire, and sister certs in Edinburgh with great éclat, she of the late Sir Charles Morgan, Bart., of was introduced by her father, in 1829, to Tredegar Park, Monmouthshire, whom Sir George Smart, who became her vocal she survived only 17 days.
instructor. After a course of study she At his residence, in Fisherton-An appeared at Covent Garden, in December ger, near Salisbury, at the close of his 1830, as Cinderella, with great success, 89th year, General George Mitchell. and in April 1831 the production of General Mitchell entered the army in Spohr's opera,
“ Azor and Zemira," 1776, and served as Lieutenant-Colonel afforded her an opportunity of improving of the 31st Dragoons, under the Duke of in public favour. In 1834 she married York in Flanders, and conducted his men Mr. Martyn, the bass singer, also of safely through Holland during the intense Covent Garden Theatre, and at the frost of 1794-95, in which the British expiration of her London engagement army suffered very severely. He also they made a tour of the principal cities distinguished himself in the battles of of America with profit and reputation. Famars and Cateau, and received the The fine person of Mrs. Martyn made thanks of the Commander-in-Chief. He her very attractive in the United States. became a Major General 1809, Lieu. They then returned to England, after a tenant. General, 1814, and General, 1837. stay of two years, and finally established At his residence, Dartford, county
themselves as teachers of music in Kent, in a fit of apoplexy, after many Newcastle-on-Tyne. years of suffering, aged 64, John Dunkin, 29. At Lancaster, aged 89, John Denis esq., author of some interesting works of De Vitré, esq., Lieutenant R.N., and late topography, and a diligent antiquarian. of West Knoll, Cumberland, for many His principal works were The History years the oldest Lieutenant in her Ma. of Bromley,” “ The History of Bicester, jesty's service. In 1781, when Lieutenant with an inquiry into the Antiquities of of the Chaser, 18 gun ship, whilst cruising Alchester, a city of the Dobuni, in Ox off the Madras coast, she was fallen in fordshire,”
."." The History and Antiquities by the Bologna, French frigate, of 36 of the Hundreds of Bullington and guns, and, after engaging her in a severe Ploughley, co. Oxon," and History but unequal contest for two hours and of the Antiquities of Dartford.”
upwards, was compelled to surrender, 24. In Eaton-place, aged 79, John For four months the officers of the Chaser Gage, esq., of Rogate Lodge. Hampshire, were kept as prisoners of war on board the a Clerk of the Signet; uncle to Lord French vessel, but were afterwards unViscount Gage.
justifiably transferred to the tender mercies 25. At Stilton, suddenly, aged 72, of Hyder Ali, under whom it is well Stephen Rowles, esq., late of Washingley known all English prisoners were most and Haddon. lle has bequeathed to the cruelly treated. He was subjected to these Stamford and Rutland Infirmary such a cruelties for nearly two years, and it is sum of money as would produce a clear believed that he was the last survivor of annual income of 500l., of which 3501. is all the British prisoners who had been in to be appropriated to the general purposes confinement under the tyrant Hyder Ali, of the infirmary, 1001. for the salary of the or his still more inhuman and perfidious house-surgeon, and 501. to provide a successor, Tippoo Sultan. chaplain, and after a few small legacies he At Dundalk, aged 67, Captain gives the residue of his property to the Chandle, of the 17th Lancers. He first infirmary, to enlarge and extend the entered the service as a private soldier. charity.
In 1811 he was presented with an ensigncy 27. At Newcastle-on-Tyne, aged 33, in the Infantry, from which he subseMrs. Martyn, formerly Miss Inverarity, of quently exchanged into the Cavalry. In Covent Garden Theatre, Miss Inve 1812 he was gazetted to a lieutenancy, and
DEATHS.-Dec. late in the same year to a captaincy. His in Flanders during the campaigns of commissions were purchased by hard ser 1793, 1794, and 1795. He quitted the vice alone. He served during the cam army in April 1796, being then a Lieu. paign of 1790, in Holland, including the tenant in the same regiment. His Lordactions of the 2nd and 6th of October. ship was elected a Kepresentative Peer of He also took part in the siege of Malta, Scotland on the death of Lord Grey, in and was present at the surrender of La 1842, and supported the Conservative Valetta and the battle of Maida. In party. His Lordship was chiefly distin1807 he accompanied the expedition to guished for the quiet virtues of a country Egypt, and was wounded before Rosetta. gentleman and worthy landlord, and has In 1809 he served in the lonian islands, gone down to the grave much beloved and and witnessed the siege and capture of respected by those on his estates in Strath. Santa Maria. In 18:28 he was appointed earn, and those in their neighbourhood. Paymaster of the 17th Lancers.
His Lordship married at Edinburgh, June 30. In Pall Mall, aged 65, Mr. Joseph 12, 1806, Agnes, daughter of William Calkin. He was a pupil of Mr. Lyon, Greig, esq., of Gayfield-place, by whom and afterwards was articled for two years he had issue. to Spagnoletti, so long a leader of the At Schaw Park, ClackmannanOpera band. Mr. Calkin was a violin shire, aged 70, the Hon. Henry David player in the Drury-lane orchestra in 1798, Erskine, uncle to the Earl of Marr and and assisted in the arrest of Hatfield when Kellie, and heir presumptive to the latter he fired at George the Third.
He was a
dignity. Mr. Erskine was born May 10, tenor player in the Philharmonic Band, of 1776, the third son of John Francis Erswhich society he was a member and kine, Earl of Marr (who was restored to honorary librarian. In 1821 he was that dignity in 1824, and died in 1825), appointed one of the King's State Band by Frances, only daughter of Charles by George the Fourth, and he was many Floyer, esq., Governor of Madras. Mr. years an active member of the Royal Erskine married at St. Pancras, MiddleSociety of Musicians. Mr. Calkia was sex, Oct. 22, 1805, Mary Anne, daugh. also well known and respected as one of ter of John Cooksey, esq., by whom he the firm of Calkin and Budd, of Pall Mall, had issue. at one time booksellers to Royalty.
At Hickleton Hall, near Doncaster, 31. At Boulogne-sur-Mer, aged 79, aged 75, Sir Francis Lindley Wood, the Lady Hobhouse, relict of Sir Benjamin second Bart., of Barnsley, Yorkshire Hobhouse, Bart. ; daughter of Sir Joshua (1784). He was born Dec. 16, 1771, Parry, of Cirencester.
the elder son of Charles Wood, esq., of At Edinburgh, aged 73, the Right Bowling Hall, near Bradford, by CathaHon. John Rollo, eighth Baron Rollo of rine, daughter and coheiress of Thomas Duncrub, Perthshire (1651), a Represen Lacon Barker, esq., and succeeded to tative Peer of Scotland, and Deputy Lieu the title of Baronet, in pursuance of a tenant of Perthshire. His Lordship was special remainder, on the death of his born April 22, 1773, the eldest son of uncle Sir Francis, the first Baronet, who James, seventh Lord Rollo, by Mary, died July 9, 1795. Sir Francis Wood eldest daughter of John Aytoun, esq., of married Jan. 15, 1798, Anne, eldest Inchdairnie, Fifeshire, and succeeded to daughter and coheiress of Samuel Buck, the peerage on the death of his father, of New Granges, esq., barrister-at-law, April 14th, 1784. He was appointed to and recorder of Leeds, by whom he had an ensigncy in the Scots Fusileer Guards, issue, the eldest of whom is the Right February 17, 1790. He carried the Hon. Charles Wood, Chancellor of tne colours of that regiment at the battle of Exchequer. Lincelles, and continued to serve with it
the titles and precedence to which they
would have been entitled in case their PROMOTIONS. father, the late Captain Henry Dawson
Damer, had survived his brother the late
Earl. Sir Chas. Augustus Fitzroy, Knt., 1846.
to be Captain-General, and Governor-inChief, of New South Wales. Clarence
Thomas Wylde, esq., to be Clerk of the JANUARY
Peace at Swellendam, in the Cape of
Good Hope. Walter Harding esq., to be 30. George Frederick Street, esq., to Crown Prosecutor for the district of Natal, be Puisne Judge of New Brunswick; in South Africa. William Wright, esq., to be Advocate
16. The Hon. Henry John Rous, General, and William Boyd Kinnear,
Capt. R. N., to be one of her Majesty's esq., Solicitor-General for that pro.
Commissioners for executing the office of vince. Samuel Turner Fearon, esq.,
High Admiral, vice Capt. the Hon. W. to be Registrar-General and Col.
Gordon. lector of Chinese Revenue for the island
19. The Earl of Lincoln, to be one of of Hong Kong.
the Visitors of Maynooth College. 31. Lord Glenlyon, to be one of the
24. Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy, Knt., Lords in Waiting in Ordinary to her to be Governor and Commander-inMajesty, vice the Earl of Hardwicke.
Chief of North Australia.
25. The Marquis of Abercorn, K., G., ARMY APPOINTMENTS.
and the Right Hon. James Archibald
Stuart Wortley, sworn of the Privy Coun30. 2nd Dragoon Guards, Major Wm.
cil, Daniel Peploe Peploe, of Garnstone, Campbell, to be Lieut.-Colonel; brevet Major Power Le Poer Trench, to be Ma
esq., to be Sheriff of Hertfordshire, vice
J. F. Vaughan. jor.–4th Light Dragoons, Major William
26. Brevet Major George Hutt, BomParlby, to be Lieut.-Col. ; Capt. Lord
bay Art., brevet Major Robert Henderson, George A. F. Paget, to be Major.
Madras Eng., and brevet Major Joshua
Tait, 6th Bombay N. Inf., to be ComFEBRUARY.
panions of the Bath.
GAZETTE PROMOTIONS. 2. Edward Walter Bonham, esq., to be The Earl of Lincoln, to be Chicf Consul at Calais; Norman Pringle, esq., Secretary for Ireland. to be Consul at Stockholm.
The Right Hon. Sir Thomas Free4. Joseph Gibson Gordon, esq., to be mantle, Bart., late Chief Secretary for Provost Marshal for the Virgin Islands. Ireland, to be Deputy Chairman of the
8. The Marquess of Abercorn, K.G., to Board of Customs. be Groom of the Stole to H.R. H. Prince C. J. Knowles, esq., Q.C., to be AtAlbert.
torney-General of the county palatine of 11. Knighted, Roderick Impey Mur Lancaster. chison, Knight of the first class of the Im Henry Martley esq., Q.C., appointed perial Russian Order of St. Stanislaus, legal adviser to the Irish Government. &c., Fellow of the Royal Society, V.P.G.S. and R. Geogr. S., Member of
ARMY APPOINTMENTS. the Imp. Academy of Sciences of St. Petersburgh, Corresponding Member of 6. Ceylon Rifle Regiment, Lieut.-Col. the Institute of France, Hon. Member of H. Simmonds, from the St. Helena Regithe Royal Society of Edinburgh, and of ment, to be Lieut:-Colonel.–St. Helena the Royal Irish Academy, &c. &c. ; and Regiment, Lieut.-Col. J. Ross, to be Doctor John Richard-on, R.N., F.R.S., Lieut.-Colonel.-- Royal Engineers, Ma. Medical Inspector of Hospitals and Fleets. jor-Gen. E. W. Duruford, to be Colonel
13. Col. H. R. Ferguson, and Frances Commandant. - West Kent Militia, Capt. Julianna bis wife, only surviving sister to T. G. Monypenny, to be Major; Capt. the late Sir H. P. Davie, Bart., to take T. T. Hodges, to be Major. the name of Davie after Ferguson. The 13. 4th Foot. Gen. Sir T. Bradford, sisters of the Earl of Portarlington, to have G.C.B., from 30th Foot, to be Colonel