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knighted by the father of the supper, and was remarkably present Duke of Bedford when cheerful, when he fell from his Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Dr. chair and expired. Lyster's situation as Secretary The Rev. R. Taylor, Rector made him known to all the no- of Honychurch in Devonshire. bility and landed interest in Ire. By a fall from his horse the land: but though many were Rev. Joshua Metcalfe, B.A. of the livings bestowed upon ami. Cannock, Somersetshire, and of able persons during thirty-five Brasenose College, Oxford. years, this worthy unassuming At Beauregard in the island man died a Curate at the age of of Guernsey, aged 85, Peter Do. sixty-six.
bree, Esq. the oldest member of The Rev. Dr. Haves of Bagot the Society for promoting Chris. Street, Dublin, riding on the tian Kuowledge, having been a sands near Rigsend-beach, he subscriber thereto upwards of was, by the rush of the tide sixty years. whelmed into the water, and At Windsor Castle the Rev. both the horse and his rider John Lockman, D.D. F.A.S. unfortunately perished. There Canon of Windsor, and master were several persons near him of St. Cross, Hants. who at first imagined he was Near Uxbridge the Rev. only washing his horse's feet; James Palmer, M.A. of Oriel as the tide surrounded him he College, Oxford. He was killed called for assistance, but no one on the spot, by a fall from his dared venture towards him. He horse. He was a man who poshad property to the amount of sessed a mind highly liberal, an three thousand pounds about him. understanding well cultivated,
At Bexley in Kent, aged 70, and manners extremely preposthe Rev. William Green, M.A. sessing. A strict attention to his 37 years Vicar of that place, and clerical duties, marked most 38 years one of the Mathemati- strongly the conscientious princal Masters of the Royal Mili. ciples upon which he uniformly tary Academy, at Woolwick. acted.
In his both year, the Rev. In Little Dean's Yard, West-Thomas Pentycross, Rector of minster, the Rev. Dr. Smith, St. Mary's Wallingford, Berk- prebendary of Westminster, and shire.
after the resignation of Dr. In his 60th year, the Rev. Markham head master, for many Joshua Larwood, Rector of years, of Westminster school, Swanton Morley, Norfolk, and The Rev. Jonathan Ion, Vicar many years Chaplain on board of Sherne, Kerburn, and Low, his Majesty's Ship Britannia. thore with Little Ruston in the
The Rev. Dr. Roberts, Rec- East Riding of Yorkshire.' tor of Drewsteignton in Devon. At Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire.
i shire, aged 81, the Rev. Richard At Usinaston, Pembrokeshire, Littlehales, more than forty the Rev. R. Gibbon.
years Vicar of Eaton Socon, At Whitchurch the Rev. Mr. Bedfordshire, and of Glendon, Hoskens. He had eaten his Huntingdonshire.
At White Roothing, Essex, place, and Archdeacon of aged 78, the Rev. Sir William Northumberland. . Cheere, Bart. senior governorfof At Edgeware, Middlesex, the Christ's Hospital, also a gover- Rev. John De Veil, Rector of nor of the Westminster Infir- Aldenham, Hertfordshire. mary, and of the Middlesex Hos- At Godshill in the Isle of pital. Dying without issue his Wight, aged 82, the Rev. title becomes extinct; and his Francis Worsley, many years fortune, amounting to 150,0001. Vicar of that parish. devolves to his neices Mrs. Ma- Thomas Edwards Freeman, dyll, wife of Mr. Charles Ma- esq. of Batsford, Gloucester. dyll, Esq. of Papworth, Cam. He was a gentleman of long anbridgeshire, and her sister Miss cestry and great renown. In Cheere.
the consideration, and in the At Hunslet, near Leeds in view of the melancholy truth, Yorkshire, the Rev. James Mil- of what has been observed by a ner, for the last thirty years mi- very noble Author, that the de- . nister of that place.
cease of estimable characters At Eardisland, Herefordshire, leaves to their surviving friends aged 71, the Rev. John Tho- a chasm' in society, a friend of mas, many years Rector of the deceased, who was in habits Munkland, in that county. . of intercourse with him near
At Shepperton, Middlesex, thirty years, thinks it but jus. Mrs. Anne Horsley, sister to tice to truth, and to his valuable the late Bishop of St. Asaph. remembrance, to join this small
Aged 77, the Rev. David tribute of his testimonial of his Henry Durand, one of the mic esteem and value to society; he nisters of the French Church in being very finely endowed, from Threadneedle-street.
nature and habitude, with the Suddenly, Sir Giles Rooke, excellent accomplishments of a Knt. one of the Justices of the gentleman and scholar. He Court of Common Pleas, lived a long life in the pursuit
Aged 47, the Rev. John and practice of the best social Lawrence, LL. B. Rector of and philanthrophic principles Halling, and perpetual Curate and actions; and adorned with of Salperton and Severnhamp- the higher and more splendid ton, in the county of Glouces. embellishments of a christian. ter.
life and character, he exercised At Bridgerule, Devonshire, the best of its principles, those the Rev. John Kingdon, M.A. particularly of charity and bene. formerly Fellow of Exeter Col. volence; and lived in the conlege, Oxford, and an active stant exercise of that most noble magistrate for the counties of one of vigilant kindness, so as Devon and Cornwall.. finely to illustrate the truih of
The Rev. E. B. De la Fon- what has been beautifully obe taine, Rector of Great Ponton, serves, of a superior nature, “ to Lincolnshire.
• ease and emulate the cares of At Easington, the Rev. B. Heaven." In his urbanity and · Pye, LL.D. Rector of the above, address he was pleasing and ac.
ceptable; to all, and to his par: death. The Serjeant had a bro ticular friends, his social inter- ther, a Clergyman, who also had course added grace and delight. only one daughter; wbo marHe sat in several Parliaments for ried Mr. Ayliffe, of KingstonSteyning; iu which representa-upon-Thames, by whom she had tion he was succeeded by his no child ; and, after his death, only son, whose only daughter, married the Rev. G. Savage, the amiable and accomplished F. A. S. vicar of that place, and Mrs. Heathcote, the lady of rector of St. Mary Aidermary, Thomas Heathcote, esq. mem- London ; she is now living. ber for Blechingley, is his only. At his house in Park-lane, descendant in a direct lineal suc- George Damer, Earl of Dorcession.
chester, Viscount Milton, Baron 21. At his house in Bedford. Milton of Milton Abbey, in square, George Hill, esq. ser- Dorsetshire, and Baron Milton jeant at law, the king's most an- of Shronehill in Ireland, lord tient Serjeant, as he was called, lieutenant and custos rotulorum and as he literally was, for he of the county of Dorset, and a was of a great age (according to privy counseller in Ireland. His the papers, 92). He married a lordsbip was born March 28, lady who inherited a very consi- 1746, the second son of Joseph derable fortune on condition of first Earl of Dorchester, by the her taking the name of Medly. Lady Caroline, only daughter of cott; but which the Serjeant Lionel Duke of Dorset; and. would not let her use, except on succeeded to the earldom on his occasions when it was legally father's decease, in 1798, his necessary; he said, his father's elder brother, John, having died name was Hill, and so was his, issueless in 1776. The Earl and he thought it a very good leaving no issue, the titles of name. By her, who died a few Earl of Dorchester; Viscount years ago, he had two daughters; Milton and Baron Milton of ' one married to- Mr. Maunsell, Milton Abbey, become extinct,, of Northamptonshire; the other, as also the honour of Baron Milo. Barbara, to William Cockayne, ton of Shrone-hill, in Ireland, esq. second son of Viscount being the eighth Irish peerage Cuilen. The former died be, which has become extinct since fore the Serjeant, leaving only the Union. His Lordship was one child, a daughter. Mrs. Secretary to Earl Fitzwilliam in. Cockayne is living, and has ten Ireland; and enjoyed in an emidaughters. The Serjeant had a nent degree the private friend." Yery profound knowledge of the ship of their majesties. He is old Law; and there was not a succeeded in the estates by his case in the old Law Books which only sister, the Lady Caroline he had not in his recollection. Damer; ou whose decease they He quitted the practice at the devolve to the Earl of Portar. Bar some years ago, but conti- lington, whose grandmother, nued to give opinions for several Mary Damer, Viscountess Caryears after; indeed, he did not low, was sister to the first Lord leave his chambers more than Dorchester. three or four years before his
THE ORTHODOX CHURCHMAN'S MAGAZINE AND REVIEW,
For MAY, 1808.
The Church of England is become like an Oak cleft to Shivers with Wedges made out of its own Body, and at every Cleft, Profaneness and Irreligion is entering in..
Memoirs of the Most Reverend Father in God Dr. THO.
MAS SECKER, Lord Archbishop of Cantertury.
(Concluded from page 245.)
TN about two years after his grace's promotion to the fee
I of Canterbury, king George the second died. Of what passed on that occasion, and of the form observed in pro. claiming our present gracious fovereign, he left an account in writing. He did the same with regard to the ceremonials of marrying and crowning their majesties, for the performance of which, he found some difficulty in obtaining proper precedents. He had before, while rector of St. James's, baptized the new king (who was born in that parilh), and he was afterwards called upon to perform the fame office for several of his majesty's children: a remarkable concurrence of incidents in the life of one person VOL. XIV.
TI Chm, Mag. May 1808.
No No metropolitan ever conducted himself with more real dignity, wisdom, and moderation, than archbishop Secker. He considered himself as the guardian not only of the church, over which he presided, but of learning, virtue, and religion; and therefore from his high station he looked round on every thing that concerned them, embracing readily all opportunities for promoting their interests, and opposing as far as he could every attempt to injure them.
Men of learning and genius he sought out and encou. raged. Even those of humbler talents, if their industry was great, and their intentions good, he treated with kindness and condescension. He frequently employed both in un. dertakings suited to their respective abilities, and rewarded them according to their wants. He assisted them with books, promoted subscriptions to their works, contributed largely · to them himself, and used his interest for them with the great.
He expended upwards of three hundred pounds in im. proving the library of manuscripts at Lambeth. He also made a large collection of printed books for the use of his fucceffors. Every design which had for its objeet the advancement of virtue and religion he patronized with zeal and liberality. He contributed largely to the support of charity schools, and to the rebuilding of parsonage houses and churches. To the society for promoting Christian knowledge he was a great benefactor, and to that for pro. pagating the gospel in foreign parts he paid much attention, was constant at all the meetings of its members, and super. intended their deliberations with the greatest prudence.
He was very desirous to improve that excellent inftitution, and to diffuse Christianity as wide as the revenues of the society would admit. But Dr. Mayhew of Boston, in New England, having in an angry pamphlet accused the fociety of not sufficiently answering the purposes for which it was instituted, of departing widely from the spirit of their charter, and interspersing throughout his performance many illiberal reflections against the Church of England, and particularly upon the design of sending bishops to America, the 'archbishop made an anonymous reply to these invectives in a pamphlet entitled “ An Answer to Dr. Mayhew's Ob. fervations on the Charter and Conduct of the Society for propagating the Gospel.” . The ability and temper displayed in this answer, made such an impression upon Mayhew, that though he was too proud to confess his error, he afterwards condescended to