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Whiteball, Dec. 3.-The King has been pleased to order a Congé d'Elire to pass the Great Seal, empowering the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Rochester to elect a Bishop of that See, the same being void by the translation of the Right Rev. Father in God Thomas, late Bishop thereof, to the See of Ely; and his Majesty has also been pleased to recommend the Rev. Walker King, Doctor in Divinity, to be elected Bishop of the said
See of Rochester.
Whitehall, Nov. 26.-The King has been pleased to grant to the Hon. William Harcourt, the office of Gentleman and Master of his Majesty's Robes, in the room of James Lord Selsey, deceased.
Downing-Street, Nov. 29.-The King has been pleased to appoint the Hon. Fran
eis Nathaniel Burton to be LieutenantGovernor of the province of Lower Canada, in America.
-To appoint Henry Bentinck, Esq. to be Governor and Commander in Chief of
the settlements of Demerara and Essequibo. -To appoint Chas. Bentinck, Esq. to be Governor and Commander in Chief of the settlement of Surinam.
-io appoint Lord Amherst to be Ambassador extraordinary and Minister plenipotentiary to the Court of Sicily.
The King has been pleased to present the Rev. David Watson to the church of Leuchars, vacant by the death of Mr Thomas Kettle, late minister there.
Nov. 21. Viscountess Arbuthnot, a son., 23. At Edinburgh, Mrs Craufuird, wife of Mr Archibald Craufuird, writer to the signet, a son.
23. At Rosebank, Mrs Scott, a son. 26. At Edinburgh, Mrs Cathcart, wife of Mr Robert Cathcart, writer to the sig
net, a son.
26. The Lady of Robert Stewart, Esq. of Alderston, a son.
26. At Parton, in Galloway, Mrs Scott, wife of William Scott, Esq. of Wimpson, in Hampshire, a son.
Dec. 1. At Leith, the wife of Mr John Cochrane, Surgeon in the Royal Navy, a
7. At the Admiralty, London, the Right Hon. Lady Mulgrave, a son.
8. At Relugas, the Lady of Thomas Lauder Dick, Esq. younger of Fountainhall, a daughter.
12. At Carbrook, Mrs Campbell, a son. 12. At Conheath, Mrs Connel, a daugh
14. At Edinburgh, the Lady of Patrick Torrie, Esq. a son.
At Stagbury, in Surry, the Right Hon. Lady Margaret Walpole, a son.
At Bath, the Lady of Sir John Louis, of the Royal Navy, a son.
At Warkworth, the Lady of Henry David Erskine, Esq. younger of Mar, a son. At Taunton, the Lady of Captain Buchanan, 18th light dragoons, a daughter.
At Fryern House, the Lady of Sir William Johnston, Bart, of Caskieben, a daugh
At Riddel, Lady Frances Buchanan Riddel, a daughter.
At Edinburgh, Mrs McFarlane of Balili, a son and heir.
At Inverness, the Lady of Lauchlan M'Gillivray, Esq. a son.
On his way from Bombay to Madras, by a stroke of the sun, Richard Arthur Wolfe, Lieutenant in the 47th foot, second cousin of Lord Kilwarden.
At St Thome, in India, William Todd, Esq. senior surgeon of the forces at Hydrabad, son of the deceased Andrew Todd, Esq. of Feall.
Aug. 10. At Spanishtown, Jamaica, Mr Hercules Carmichael, third son of Dr Carmichael, physician, Port Glasgow.
➡. In Dominica, John Laing, Esq. eldest son of Thomas Laing, Esq. Haddo.
Sept. 8. At Philadelphia, William Sandford, Esq. of the Bank of Pennsylvania, and formerly of the Inner Temple, London. Brig. Gen. Hughes, Lieut.-Col. of the $7th regiment, and Governor of Surinam. Lady Trail, relict of Sir John Trail.
At Bristol, Maria, daughter of Evan Baillie, Esq. M. P. for that city.
Nov. 11. At Forbes Lodge, Gifford, Mrs Hay.
- At Camberwell, aged 84, Tho. Wilson, Esq. late Chief Justice of the island of Dominica.
At Rican Langborne, the Rev. John Whitaker, author of the history of Manchester, the history of Mary Queen of Scots, and other publications of some celebrity.
At the manse of Leuchars, in Fife, the Rev. Thomas Kettle, minister of that parish, in the 68th year of his age, and 34th of his ministry.
15. At Edinburgh, aged $2, Mr Charles Smith, glover, Deacon of the Incorporation of Furriers, much regretted
16. At Falkirk, Mrs Falconer, wife of Capt. Falconer, and niece of the late Sir John Gordon of Embo, Bart.
17. At Stirling, Walter Moir Banks, only surviving son of Robert Banks, Esq. of Craighead.
17. At Mount Riddel, Miss Mary Miles Riddel, second daughter of the late Thomas Miles Riddel, Esq. of Mount Riddell.
18. At Edinburgh, aged 68, Mr George Reid, printer.
18. John Swan, Esq. of Prestonhall, Fifeshire.
18. At Edinburgh, Miss Henrietta Hope, daughter of the late Hon. Charles Hope Weir of Craigiehall.
19. At Hawick, William Oliver, Esq. merchant.
19. At Colinton, Miss Marjory Hay, daughter of John Hay, Esq. Pitfour.
19. At Dundee, Mrs Jobson, widow of the late Robert Jobson, Esq. banker, Dandee.
21. At Leith, in the 78th year of his age, Mr Geo. Ritchie, shipmaster; a man whose general character made him deservedly be loved and esteemed by all who knew him.
21. At Falkirk, Mrs Jean Whyt, relict of the Rev. John Belfrage, late minister of the Associate congregation there.
21. At Dumfries, Mrs Agnes Maxwell, wife of Mr George Johnston, of the coffeehouse there.
22. At Edinburgh, the Rev. Donald Macintosh, of the old Scots Episcopal church, the last of the nonjuring clergy of Scotland.
22. At Pitcaithley Wells, Mrs Clark, tenant there.
23. At Chapel, East Lothian, William Hamilton, Esq. younger of Bangour,
23. At Edinburgh, Miss Emilia Aytone Torry, eldest daughter of Mr Archibald Torry, merchant there.
23. At ditto, Gilbert Meason of Moredun, Esq. aged 83.
Nov. 23. At Taybank, near Perth, John Stewart, Esq. Surgeon-General of the army in the West Indies during part of the American war.
24 At Edinburgh, the Rev. Duncan Mackay, late acting chaplain of his Majesty's troops on the establishment of Madras. Mr Mackay, having returned from India some years ago, with a moderate fortune, he chose to express the respect which he always retained for that ancient seat of learning, where he had received his education, by founding a new Bursary in the United College of St Andrew's, and vesting the patronage thereof in his chief, Lord Reay. Having communicated his intention, and corresponded with the College upon the subject, he lately lodged 3001. in the hands of the Agent for the College; but he died before the necessary deeds were extended, and he left them to be executed by his trustees. The University of St Andrew's regret that, by the unexpected death of Mr Mackay, they are prevented from conferring upon him those academical honours to which he was well entitled, both by the respectability of his general character, and by this munificent testimony of his zeal in the cause of literature; and that the only tribute they can pay to the memory of their benefactor, is the insertion of this paragraph in a permanent periodical publication, where his generosity will stand recorded
24. At Dumfries, aged 16, Mr James Maxwell, fifth son of Wellwood Maxwell, Esq. of Barncleugh.
24. At Stirling Castle, Mrs Captain Fraser.
25. At Fort William, Frances Hay Macdonald, daughter of Lieut.-Col Macdonald, Inspecting Field-Officer there.
25. Mrs Hamilton, wife of William Hamilton, Esq. of Bothwell Park.
25. At Edinburgh, aged 21, Mr Alex. Ryrie, eldest son of the deceased Mr Donald Ryrie, late merchant in Edinburgh.
25. At ditto, aged 62, Mrs Jean Fraser, relict of the late Mr John Mackay, shoremaster of Inverness.
27. At ditto, Mrs Helen Brown, relict of Mr Thomas Brown, architect, aged 89.
27. Mr Alexander Begbie, farmer at Barmiemains, near Haddington, East Lothian.
28. At Hawkstone, Shropshire, in his 76th year, Sir Richard Hill, Bart, who had represented that county in Parliament for several years.
28. At London, John Gibson, Esq. late of Calcutta.
29. At his residence in Hampshire, Sir Thom. Pasley, Bart. Admiral of the White, aged 75. He lost his leg in Lord Howe's
30. At Carthagena, Mrs Butler, wife of Mr Joseph Butler, late merchant, Dumfries, 30. At London, Capt. Thomas Reed, 33₫ regiment of foot.
30. At Glasgow, Gilbert Hamilton, Esq. In the Temple prison at Paris, Marshat Brune, on the fifth day of his confinement. It was supposed he was poisoned. Bonaparte was so much dissatisfied with him for having allowed the Swedes to escape from Stralsund, that he said he would have him shot if he were not a Marshal of France.
At Gloucester, in his 77th year, Sir Charles Saxton, Bart. of the Royal Navy, and late Commissioner at Portsmouth.
Dec. 5. At London, aged 72, Wm. Hawes, M.D. senior Physician to the London and Surry Dispensaries, and the establisher, in 1774 (in conjunction with Dr Cogan,) of that meritorious and now flourishing institution, the Royal Humane Society.
5. At Coldstream, Mr John Fair, brewer. 5. At Edinburgh, Samuel Ward, Esq. late of the city of Dublin.
5. At ditto, the Rev. James Forrester, minister of Kilrenny, in the 63d year of his age, and 40th of his ministry.
5. At Lochbank, aged 80, Mrs Elizabeth Milligan, relict of Mr James Haining, late in Moss-side of Craigs.
5. At Perth, Jane Jarvis Macquarie, infant daughter of Lieut.-Col. Macquarie of the 73d regiment.
7. At Perth, aged 70, Mr Thomas Fiskin, merchant.
8. At Kirkcaldy, Mr James Meldrum, of Wester Pitewcher.
Mr David Alison, rector of the grammar school of Glasgow.
At Moorfarm, Mrs Barclay, wife of John Barclay, Esq. Sheriff-substitute of Ross.
Lately, in the Isle of Man, Sir John Piers, Bart. who has been an exile from Ireland since the verdict against him for
seducing Lady Cloncurry. The circum. stances attending this wretched man's death are horrible. He had debauched the daugh ter of a respectable clergyman, who, on discovering his disgrace, immediately shot himself! Upon hearing of which, Sir John also put an end to his life, by shooting himself through the head! The unhappy female is in a state of hopeless distraction!
Lately, at Alves, in Morayshire, Joseph Anderson, a tenant on the Earl of Moray's estate. In reaping some corn, he had one of his fingers slightly wounded by a prickle, which caused almost immediate swelling in his hand and arm, accompanied with extreme pain. A surgeon was called in on the same day, but à mortification ensued, and the unfortunate man expired on the seventh day. He was a man of a very amiable character, and respectable in his station. He has left a son, who, it may not be unworthy to remark, is the only remaining representative of a line of ances tors who have resided, as the Earl of Moray's tenants, on the farm of Easter Cleves, since the middle of the thirteenth century; it being but a few years ago that his father gave up to the Earl's factor discharges of rents paid to Earl Randolph.
S. S. 70 92 34 46 86 44 12. 70 9436 45 36 44 19. 72 94 34 45 35 43 52 58 26 72 92 32 44 35 43 52 57
Atticus and Scotus will appear in our next.
J. C.-J. G. S.,-G. X., and Miles Scotus, are received, and are under considcration.
The communications of J. S. will not suit our Miscellany.
In compliance with the request of Timon, (p. 903,) we shall leave the last MS. of W—r R-d at the Publishers, where he may s y see it on application,
Erratum. p. 903 col, 1. for the signature T. read Timon,
INDEX for 1808.
ESSAYS AND EXTRACTS.
provements in, 525
Alicant, brave defence of
Black Sea, history of the
burnt or suppres-
sed, 257, 416, 492, 572,
account of its dis-
Burghead, new harbour
city, account of,
324, 406, 490
1808, 38, 85, 166
Court of Session, its sin-
conduct towards the Pro-
tion of, 243
Fashion, remarks on, 580
Finlay's Scottish ballads,'