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Hertfordshire. Esex.Kent. Surry. Died.] At Welnetham, Miss Martha Up At Canterbury, Mr. Philip Chapman. Mrs. fon.
Tritton. Mrs. Robinson, wife of Charles At Worsham, after a long and painful ill. Robinson, esq. recorder of this city. Mr. ness, Miss Betts, daughter of the rev. George Thomas Hudson. Miss Drew. Mr. Grove. Betts.
Mr. John Mocket, distiller. In her chair, At the same place, at the very hour ap- whilst eating her breakfast, Mrs. Blake. pointed for his wedding, Mr. J. Jermyn.
Mrs. Friend, mistress of the ladies' boarding At Acton Place, near Long Melford, aged school in Margaret-street. In an advanced 99, Wm. Jennens, esq. supposed to be the age, Mrs. Benson, widow of the late Thos. richest commoner in England. King Wil- Benson, efq. auditor of the cathedral. liam was his godfather.
At Feversham, aged 75, Mrs. Elizabeth HERTFORDSHIRE.
Jackson. Mr. Thomas Gibbs, 44 years sero' Married.] At Stapleford, Thomas Blore, geant at mace to the corporation. esq. to Mrs. Gell, relict of the late Philp At Whitstaple, aged 45, Mrs. Minter. Gell, esq. of Hopton, in Derbyshire, and
At Ineden, Mrs. Payler. youngest daughter of the late Wm. Milnes, At Ashford, in his 420 year, Mr. William csq. of Oldercar Park.
Clark, serjeant in the West York militia. Colonel Bulwer, of the Norfolk militia, to At Brompton, in an advanced age, Mr. Miss Lytton, of Knebsworth House.
Robert Dadd, many years a quarter-master of Died.] At Hartsbourne, Manor-place, Ed- the ship-wrights in Chatham dock-yard. ward Gray, esq. of Edward-street, Portman. At Hearn, Mrs. Holborn. square, and a justice of the peace for Mid At Elham, Mr. John Wood, farmer. dlesex,
In his 55th year, deservedly lamented by Married.] At Camberwell, the rev. Wm. all who knew him, Michael Harvey Bre- Priestley, pastor of the independent conton, esq. of Epping Green, in this county. gregation of Protestant diflenters at Déal, At Bovingdon, in his 76th year, the rev.
to Miss Jane Hutton, of Buckingham, Thomas Parkins, formerly of Lincoln col- ! Died.] At Croydon, Simon Baratty, esq. lege, Oxford. Well known among a nume
At his house at Clapham Common, aged rous acquaintance for the great fingularity of 71, Samuel Smith, esą. his character: his zeal in the cause of reli At Ewell, in a fit of apoplexy, Alexander gion bordered upon enthusiasm: his exertion's Brydges, esq. in the cause of humanity were indefatigable; At his house on Richmond Hill, in his and, while he was constantly enployed in 63d year, Thomas Allen, esq. formerly a promoting acts of charity, or the interest of commissioner of the customs. others, he was remarkable for the total ne At Cobham, John Freeland, esq. glect of his own,
At Camberwell, aged 76, Josiah Mannery,
esq. Also, Mrs. Langton. Married.] The rev, Job Wallace, vicar At East Sheen, James Weatherstone, esq. of Braxted, to Miss Mary Ann Lucas, of At Bottleys, in Surry, Sir JOSEPH Yarmouth.
MAWBEY, bart. many years celebrated as a At Saffron Walden, the rev. Mr. Newtón, senator and magistrate. Notwithftanding the rector of Tewin, Hants, to Miss Douglas, boasted magnitude of our commerce, and the only daughter of the late J. C. S. Douglas, immense increase of our manufactures, it is esq. of Jamaica.
but comparatively of late years that they At Dunmow, John Clapton, to Miss Dobson, have attained their present consideration. The
Died.) At Great Baddow, Mrs. Wilson, ças of Henry VIII. and Elizabeth first wife of Lieut. Wilson, adjutant of the West witnessed any beneficial intercourse with diEfiex regiment of militia.
Itant nations, and, but a little before that Allo Mr. Archer, of the Bellinn. Aged period, the fleeces of England were worked 91, Mrs. Godfrey.
into broad cloths by the looms of Flanders.
There is one important branch of trade that Married.] At Rochester, Mr. Charles has been almost created, and most certainly Paine, to Miss Horne.
has attained its present consequence in our At Whititable, Mr. T. Gann, boat builder, own days; this is the distillery. Along with to Miss Mary Kemp. Mr. Rodney Warlow, it has arisen a new race of men, whose to Miss Jane Giles.
wealth has obtained for them considerable At Tenterden, Mr. S. Timson, to Miss eminence in the state, enabled them to cope Milfted.
with the nobility in point of riches, and to At Hythe, Mr. Charles Miles, of the procure seats in at leait one portion of the leGrange, in Southwark, to Miss Woolly, of giNature. The subject of this short memoir, the former place.
during a large portion of his life, appertained At Langley, Mr. James Alexander, banker, to this class to which we have just alluded. of Maidstone, to Mrs. Elgar, widow of Mr. If high birth depended either upon, or were Elgar Taylor, of Frant, in Sussex.
even accompanied by virtue and talents, it Died.) Wm. Hienley, esq. of Gore Court, might have been a reproach to the late Sir Hear Maiditone,
Joseph Mawbey, that he first saw the light
Life of Sir Joseph Mawbey.
473 in a cottage. His father was a peasant, and Mr. Wilkes, he supported that gentleman in he himself was born at Ravenstoné, in his contest during the Middlesex ele&ion, and Leicestershire, where a sister of his still re not only countenanced him with his presence, fides: she married a farmer, and 'the wealth but aided him with his purse. His exertions attained by her brother did not so far harden were also confpicuous in the memorable conhis heart, as either to make him desert or dif- test about general warrants. own her. The schoolmaster of the little vil. When the Lord Mayor and Mr. Alderman lage, proud perhaps of having educated such a Oliver were imprisoned in the Tower, for lo pupil, is accustomed to narrate, with great nobly maintaining the franchises of the city satisfaction, how young Mr. Mawbey set out of London, we find Sir Joseph Mawbey from home for the county town, in order to walking in procession with the fociety of travel in the stage coach to London, where be Antigallicans, to pay his respects to them. became a great man, &c.
On the appearance of Serjeant Glynn, as a It was to a rich uncle, at Lambeth, that he candidate for the first county in the kingdom, was sent by his parents; by this relation he he contributed his assistance and support, and was adopted, and at his death became princi- subscribed thirty pounds towards the necessary pal proprietor, in perhaps the greatest distil- expences 1. lery in England.
In common with the other friends of free In the year 1760, it was his good fortune dom throughout the kingdom, he expressed to marry Miss Pratt, an amiable woman,
his indignation at the conduct of government, with whom he lived many years in great con
in respect to the.“ Brentford riots,” and jugal felicity; by this lady he had several protected loudly against the extension of the children, and he lamented her death with the royal mercy to the guilty M Quirk, convictfincereft affliction.
ed on this occasion of murder. The "mas. The reign of George II. closed, and that sacre in St. George's Fields," as it was then of George III. opened with the brightest pro- termed, was another subject of just animadspects. But there were soon clouded, and a version and rigorous inquiry: in that cafe system is then thought to have commenced, also, the culprits did noe feel the weight of which led to the American war, and the still the avenging laws. greater calamities of the present day.
A conduct so uniformly hostile to ministeAt the general election in 1761, Mr. rial despotism, of course drew down upon his Mawbey stood a candidate on the popular inte-, head the vengeance of the court party: their reji, to represent the borough of Southwark hatred and perfecutior, indeed, seem to have in parliament; and, notwithstanding a very ended only with his retirement from public warm opposition from the court party, hap- business. Sir Joseph's “hogs" became the pened to succeed. No fooner had he taken (tanding jest of all the minor wits, and Mr. his seat than he opposed the Bute administration, Burke himself, with a professional allufion, then supported by a junto, who affected to unworthy of his talents, happening to be ope arrogate to themselves the title of " the posed by the “ popular baronet," as he was king's friends," a class of men, happily cha- then called, affirmed, that all his arguments racterised by Davenant, as “ an ignorant,
confuted his principles, “ and that,' like a mercenary, and servile crew; unanimous in pig in swimming, he was only cutting his evil, diligent in mischief, variable in prin
own throat.” He is also said to have been ciples, constant for flattery, talkers for liberty*,
an object of daily ridicule, in a newspaper but Naves to power; ftiling themselves the conducted by a man who was a disgrace to his court party, and the prince's only friends.” cloth, and supported by one of the most abans
On this occasion, he conducted himself doned nifcreants that ever disgraced nobility. with such spirit and uniformity, that his
At the general election in 1768, Sir Joseph conduct was noticed by the heads of the op was once more returned for the borough of position, and when the Rockingham party Southwark. On a vacancy taking place for came into favour, Mr. Mawbey had the offer the county of Surry, he was soon after of a baronetage f: this was at a period when chosen one of its representatives, and in this titles were offered with a more sparing hand capacity was always found steadily opposing than at present.
the encroachments of the prerogative, and During the Grafton and North administra. voting on the side of the people. tions, Sir Joseph steadily adhered to the cause Let it be recorded to his honour, that he of the people; exhibiting the most marked was unifornily a fue to the American war, and dilike to the conduct of the ruling powers,' constantly opposed the raising of the supplies and proving to his constituents, and the na- 'by which it was carried on. On Monday, tion at large, that he had not bartered his Nov. 13th, 1776, he objected to the addiprinciples for a bit of parchment.
tional shilling on the land tax, proposed by Conceiving the rights every freeholder Lord North, and said, “ that it was unnein the kingdom to be injured in the person of cessary and wanton;" adding, “ it was diffi
cult to determine, whether it was most Whatever may have been the case in Sir founded on folly or injustice." William Davenant's time, it is but justice to remark, that they have of hate years been I He purchased a freehold in Middlesex, 100 bonest to make any pretensions of this kind. expressly for the purpose of a vore in that
+ The patent is dated July 30, 1765. county.
Biographical Notice of Sir Joseph Mawbey. Objecting to hostilities, it may be necessa- heath, in order to convert it into a Military rily supposed, that he warmly animadverted school, for the cadets of Woolwich warren. on some of the cruelties with which that It was thus that Sir Joseph Mawbey, in a contest was disgraced. To the honour of the venal age, supported the reputation of an British name, it must, however, be confesled, English fenator. At length the menorable that the soldiers were not let loose on the epoch of the " coalition,” the bitter fruits people. The burning of Æfopus, indeed, of which we are at this moment digesting, occurred, but it was allowed on all liands to occurred. A scheme, so thorougbly devoid be an unworthy measure, and there was not of principle, as that of the junction of the found a fingle man base enough to enter on its « friends of the people,” with " one of the justification. Martial law was then only em authors of the American war," was not reployed against those subjected to its opera- lished by a man, uniform in his support of tions, by the mutiny bill; and the idea of public liberty, and now becoming grey in the “ tortures and scourges," (at which the ad public service. herents of Robespierre would have started He accordingly supported Mr. Pitt, a youth with abhorrence !) was 'not even dreamed of whose principles appeared to be bottomed on by the British government, although it was the ancient conftitution, and whose profeschildishly supposed, that the cabinet of that lions were so plausible, that, young as he day had attained the maximum of human
was, he must have been fit guilt! « Grolsius bæc Rhadamanthus babet durisima if he had already become such an adept in
" To teach even the boary Numidian guiles!" regna, " Caftigatque, auditque dolos, subgitque fa- premature deception.
To this beardless statesman, Sir Josephı, teri."
like many other worthy men, gave a liberal, Sir Joseph Mawbey was a constant friend
but not a blind support. This circumstance, to the liberty of the prefs. In 1773, when however, proved unfavourable to his interests Mr. De Grey, brother to the chief justice, in the county, and we accordingly find, that and a member of the house of commons, at the general election, in 1790, he did not happened accidentally to include another gen
meet with that warm support, which he had tleman's estate * in an inclosure bill for the formerly experienced. He therefore retired parish of Tottington, in Nortolk, this ex
to the comforts of private life, the conscioustraordinary proceeding was quashed by the
ness arising from honest exertions, and the author of " the Diversions of Purley," who enjoyment of a liberal fortune. reprobated the measure with a masculine in
Some time before this, he had withdrawn dignation, attacked the impartiality of the from all concern in the distillery, having respeaker (Sir Fletcher Norton, afterwards ceived, as it is said, about seventy thousand Lord Grant), and finally laved his friend's pounds, for his share in that extenfive conproperty, On this occasion, Mr. San.pson Woodfall, printer of the Public Advertiser,
Having already been at a considerable exwas brought to the bar, and a motion was made for his conmitment to Newgate, but pence in fome contefted elections, he was
determined not to risk the independence of this was ftrenuously opposed by Sir Jofeph; himself and family, for a vote in the house and Mr. Tooke, who avowed himself the au
of commons; fcorning, therefore, to buy a thor, after displaying wonderful powers, and borough, he put a period to his parliamentary even calling up a blush on the then speaker's cheek, was fmified from the bar.
He, however, took frequent opportunities In 1779, we find the member for Surry, of declaring his opinions relative to public in execution of his parliamentary duty, move ing in his place, that Lord George Germaine affairs, and, in a particular and pointed man1hould vacate his leat in parliament, in confe
ner, expressed his disapprobation of the pre
sent disastrous war. quence of his having accepted of an office to
He still continued the exercise of his duties created posterior to the statute of queen Anne.
as a magistrate, and prefided with great On this occafion he entered into a history of
ability as chairman at the quarter feflions, unthe question, and proved himself to be a man
til his official functions were suspended, by of confiderable research.
an unfortunate event. A dispute having In the same year, he seconded Colonel
arisen about a road, he and another magistrate Barre's motion against " contractors ;” and in 1784, when a change of administration took
were requested to view and certify on the oc
casion. Some mistake unluckily took place, place, so careful was he of the public money, on all occasions, and under all ministers, that
and political enmity is supposed to liave had he opposed the expensive establishment con
its share, in a business, that is said to have ceived by a noble duke, then at the head of preyed on his spirits, until the last moments
of his existence. Malice itself could not, the ordnance board, for purchasing Sir Gregory Page Turner's splendid house at Blacká however, impute a corrupt motive to his con
duct, and the unanimous testimony of the
Bench I, exhibited the honourable feelings, * That of Tooke, Esq.
and particular regard, of his brother niagir* † That of fecretary to the Anrerican department.
I This alludes to a letter figned by the
Sir Joseph Mawbey.-Hampshire.-Wiltshire. 475 trates, respecting a justice of the peace, who He was greatly noted for his extraordinary had given an assiduous attendance to the du- skill in curing the distempers of cattle. ties of that office for upwards of forty years. Miss Frances Arundel, of Athcomb.
Sir Joseph, after this, resided almost con June 7th, after a short illness, at Deverell, tinually at his house at Botleys, in Surry; Mrs. M. A. Goddard, widow of rev. W. God. where he lived with great hospitality. He dard, of Stargroves, Berks.-- As an apology occasionally cultivated the muses, and we for intruding these imperfect outlines 'upon have seen some of his poetical effufions, the public, it may be observed, that in every which were certainly above mediocrity. On point of view the representation of a valuable the death of Lady Mawbey, he penned some life, promises some utilicy to mankind. The verses to her memory, which are spoken of present design is drawn with as much faith and as abounding in sensibility.
candour, as the partiality of an ardent friend Sir J. Mawbey carried along with him to may be supposed to poffefs. The desire of his grave the character of an independent man. being correct, and of doing the subject justice, In a corrupt age, this is no small merit, and is of more powerful influence in the mind of it perhaps created some, as it certainly added the artist, than to display his own feelings, or to the number and animosity of his enemies ; compose a flattering panegyric on a person for what can be a greater stigma on those who whose memory could not be embellished by are wallowing in the spoils of the public, either. Mrs. M. A. Goddard was the daugh-, than to behold a respectable distiller content ter of Major Prince, in his majesty's service. ed with an honourable competency, and She was born in the year 1774, but her pas fcorning to increase it by augmenting the dis rents dying at an early period of her age, the tress of the nation ?
care of her devolved on general Sir R. Sloper,
under whose liberal guardianship the received Married.] At Irfield, Walter Gray, efq. a good education. At the age of 18, she marof Southgate Grove, to Miss Rickman. ried the rev. Mr. Wm. Goddard, of Starer
At Heathfield, Mr. Charles Goringo of groves, in Berkshire; he was a man of an exWhifton Park, to Miss Elizabeth Luxford. cellent heart, and they lived very happily to
Died.] At Lewes, Mr. Charles Rider. gether until the autumn of 1797, when Mr.
At Chichester, in her 66th year, Mrs. Goddard, attacked with a complaint in the Anne Pilkington, widow of the rev. Dr. lungs, for which he was advised a voyage to Pilkington, late vicar of Finden.
Lisbon, unfortunately died on the passage, At Highdown Hill, in the parish of Wes- leaving a wife and three infant children, ton, Mr. Oliver, miller.
When Mrs. M. A. Goddard returned from this
melancholy duty, the arranged her affairs to Married.] At Southampton, Joseph Law- live with a brother-in-law, at Deverill, where rence Dowall, esq. to Miss Kingsbury. the event happened which occasions the present
At the same place, the right hon. ear! attempt at pourtraying her character. In per. of Yarmouth, eldest son of the Marquis of fon the was delicately feminine, her form was Hertford, to Miss Fogniani.
neat and elegant, her complexion pure and Died.] At Winchester, Mr. Rogers. Mrs. fair; she was allowed, by both sexes, to be Hopkins, wife of Mr. R. Hopkins, manuple handsome.--Her expression was peculiarly to the college.
pleasing, accompanied with a gentleness and At Portsmouth, Mr. John Shoveller, sen. affability of manner, which was extremely merchant. Lieut. William Christmas. captivating. She was mo left and graceful in WILTSHIRE.
her deportment, without the smallest appear. Married.) Mr. Rawlings, of Fording- ance of acting ;--there was nothing theatrical bridge, to Miss P. Curtis, of Breamore. about her. In company, and in conversation,
At Bishopsone, Mr. Thomas Harding, to her mildness of temper led her to assume aa Mrs. Clark.
inferior part: She seldom obtruded observaAt Bemerton, Mr. Meredith, land-sur. tions or arguments of her own ; the violence veyor, of London, to Miss Page, of the for- of difputation, and the gabble of impertinent mer place.
folly were equally repugnant to her disposition. Mr. Savory, jun. of Purton, near Swindon, Her passive conduct, on these occafiorrs, could to Miss Rogers, of Ramsbury.
not be considered a fault: whenever she sugDied.] At Salisbury, Mrs. Saffery. Mr. gested any thing, it was either founded in Edward Seymour, jun. In her 93d year, Mrs. good sense, or it was a simple expreffion of Goldwyer. Dr. William Hancock, formerly pure affection and benevolence. a physician of eminence, but who had for served that equality of temper which affuages many years retired from business.
and disarms anger; the was always ready to At Westbury Leigh, aged 73, Mr. Stephen forgive, and bountiful in her efforts to de Brown.
good. A modest dignity presided over all her A: Breamore, suddenly, Mr. Holloway. conduct : She never said a foulifh thing. In
domeftic life, in worldly business, in the duc magistrates of the district, in which they
ties of a mother, a wife, and a friend, the conveyed their opinion of his conduct in a
can never be excelled. Although she had a manner highly honourable to all parties st.
very unusual share of the most difficult tranf: was written and transmitted after bis retreat actions in worldly affairs, yei lae always apfrom the bench.
Darsetsbire.- Somersetfire. peared above the task"; cheerful, patient, and Married.] At Bathford, the rev. John persevering under fatigue her labour was Genger Barnes, M. A. fellow and tutor of Bae ever beforehand, and ihe preserved abundance liol college, Oxford, to Miss Anna Maria of leisure for the enjoyments of society. She Belcher, daughter of Geoffery Lovett Belwas generous, humane, and charitable in all cher, esq. of Lovett-hall, near Maldon, Effex. her dealings. Her accomplishments were not At Glastonbury, Miss Mary Willey, a of that glaring kind, which often tempts the young lady of genteel fortune, to one of the possessor of them to make a display; neither privates of the Cheshire supplementary militia. would her natural good sense and refined taste Mr. John Light, of Midgill Farm, to Miss have permitted her to make a shew of gaudy Parsons of Timibury. acquirements. Her affections were all pure At the Quaker's Meeting, at Sidcot, Mr. and susceptible; she felt keenly the aim of Self, druggift, of Brittol, to Miss Tanner, sentiment; received and communicated every of Woodborough. species of kindness with ardour, and left no At Bath, the hon, and rev. T. S. Twiftleattempt to intereft her friendship unrewarded. ton, to Miss Ashe, daughter of Benjamin Ale, In literary correspondence, the force of her esq. formerly in the service of the East-India mind became more evident: everyone who Company. Mr. Chapman, of Rodney Stoke enjoyed this happiness, knows how to value Lodge, to Miss Joan Saunders Brooks, daughe her talents. As a private character, she was ter of Joleph Brooks, esq. of Cofey House, beloved by all who knew her. In the relation near Wells. H. Brumgatten, etą. to Miss which her widowed state had placed her to- Brydges. The rev. William Ruch hallet wards an infant family, she was invaluable. Churchill, of Dorchester, to Mifs M. TurIn herself she knew no vice, she had no faults, ner, of Walcott Farm, Bath. Mr. J. Hul. and her foibles, if she had any, were undis man, jun. of Chilton, to Miss E. Spencer, of coverable. She was one of those rare human this city. beings, who approached, if she did not in At Wells, Mr. Oram, of Chilhampton, reality attain, the limits of the perfection of Wilts, to Miss Cross. our nature. May her orphan family learn the At Twerton, near Bath, Mr. Spencer, an true value of such virtues and endowments, opulent farmer of Newton St. Loe, to Miss and may they ever emulate their mother's ex- Dafter, of the former place. cellencies.
Died.] At his lodgings in Bath, on the
28th ult. the rev. Jesle Anker. The servant Married.] At Dorchester, Mr. Thomas had just taken up his breakfast, and was Wood, to Mils Gibbons, niece to Mrs. Car- gone to call the landlord, whom his master ter, of the Antelope inn. Mr. George Framp- wished to speak to ; but before he had reached ten, to Miss. Nelson.
the bottom of the stairs, he heard the explo. Died.] At Blandford, Mr. Thomas Wa- fion of a pistol, and instantly, returning to the
room, found the unfortunate gentleman wel
tering in his blood, the ball having entered The Caiffon lock, ereced on the Somerset the right temple. Mr. Anker had refided canal at Combhay, lately underwent a complete several months in Bath, and was highly ertrial before the gentlemen of the committee, teemed for his affability, and frank and geneand a numerous' assembly of spectators; when rous behaviour. About 18 months ago he the principles of its action and utility were lost his lady, which circumstance he took fully established. The descent of the caiffon, deeply to heart, and has been inconsolable from the upper to the lower level, the passage ever since. The writer of this article, who of the boat therefrom to the end of the tun
has been honoured with his acquaintance maa nel, its return, and admission into the caiffon, ny years can testify, that he has seldom known and its subsequent ascent and anchorage, may him pass an hour without bewailing his lady be regarded as a complete opera:'on, and efti- with the most tender poignancy. To disipate blishes beyond all controversy, the process of the gloom which now settled on his mind, he an invention which, in point of ingenuity and had recourse to gaming, and is said to have utility, may be considered as the greatelt dif- lost considerable fums; but not fu as matericovery of the present age. After the firft ex. ally to injure his fortune, which was very periment, several gentlemen, Iruck with the ample. That he was not impelled to the facility and safety of its operation, went down commission of the above rash act by pecuniin the caiffun to a depth of more than 60 feet, ary distress, was sufficicátly evinced by the and in lik manner returned to the upper level. great amount of cash, notes, and valuable efIn some parts of the machinery, the working fects, which he poslessed at the time of his was retarded by a few obstacles altogether ca death. The coroner's jury, from these consual, and which may easily be obviated in fu. fiderations, returned a verdict of lunacy. ture. However, to remove all doubt and Mr. Anker was a Norwegian of a noble faanxiety on the subject, Mr. Weldon, the in- mily. ventor, has undertaken to pass through the At Bath, Mr. Barlow, late an eminent mercaiffun lock 1500 ton of goods in 12 hours, chant in London. The hon. William William with only one man to work the machine, and Hewitt, second son of the late Viscount Lifaffiftanee of the boatman.
ford, late lord chancellor of Ireland. Mis.