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near the Ship-yard. A great number of At Rivenhall, Mrs. Hulley. warehouses, workshops, &c. have been re. At Springfield, Mr. Partridge. moved, and several houses are immediately At Stratford, Thomas Daire, esq. underto be pulled down to make room for further sheriff of the county. improvements, and for the erection of a At Birdbrook, Mr. Samuel Fitch. steamn-engine, to be employed in grinding

KENT, and pulverizing the stones found under the About ten o'clock in the morning of the Beacon cliff, which have lately been dis. 24th of September, one of the powder-mills çovered to possess a quality that will render at Dartford, together with some adjacent a cement composed of them, as durable as buildings, blew up; the report was tremerastone itself. The corporation is said to have dous, and was heard for several miles around; stfused 15,0001. for the stones of this kind indeed, so terrific was its explosion, that it now lying under the cliff'The light-houses shook the earth at a distance of about a mile will shortly be pulled down and rebuilt, and and a half, with as much force as an earththat now lighted by sea-coal, will afterwards quake could have done. Two persons lost be furnished with lamps, with reflectors like their lives. This is the third time within the other. The spire of the steeple recently these six years, that accidents of this kind taken down, on account of its decayed state, have happened at Dartford. will not be rebuilt, the Trinity-house con- The project of an archway through part of șidering it of no consequence as a sea-mark. Shooter's hill, has been revived, and formal

Married.] At Colchester, Mr. Peter De- notice given of an intended application to vall, jun. to Miss Mary Taylor, daughter of parliament for a bill to carry it into effect. the late Mr. James T.

At the last general quarter sessions of the At Chelmsford, Mr. Richard Parr, of the peace, for the western division of this Whire Horse, to Miss Sarah Field, second county, the magistrates finally decided on the daughter of Mr. F. of Great Waltham. scite on which the new county hall, county

At Great Badduw, John M.Lachlan, esq. gaol, and other public buildings are to be of London, to Anna, daughter of Abraham erected, and the ground, fourteen acres, un Bullen, esq.

the north side of Maidstone, extending nearly At Braintree, Mr. T. Nash, to Miss Sarah from Week-street to the barracks, has been Lambert, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Stumped out, and approved of. These pube Joseph L.

lic edifices are to be on a grand and extensive At Maldon, Mr. Henry Wells, to Miss scale, with a spacious road round the walls to Mary Ellis.

connect with the public roads, and will be in At Woodham, Walter Edward Perry, esq. every respect creditable, as well as ornamentai of Maldon, to Miss Hance, daughter of John

to the county.

Application will be made to parliament in Died.] At Chingford Hatch, William the ensuing session, for an act for making a Bell, esq.

navigable canal from Brandbridges, in the At Stanford le Hope, aged 46, Mr. George parish of East Peckham, in this county, to Evans. He was on board the unfortunate the river Rother, in the parish of Iden, Sus. Grosvenor East Indiaman, when she was sex, with a collateral cut to certain chalke wrecked on the coast of Caffraria, on the 4th hills, near Wye, and a cut, or railway, 13 of August, 1782, and was one of the few who, shall be deemed most expedient to Cranafter experiencing unparalleled sufferings, brook. during a journey of 117 days continuance Married.] At Chatham, Lieutenant Jeans, across the deserts of that inhospitable coun- R.N. to Eleanor, daughter of Williams Madtry, arrived at their native home, and is sup- dock, esq. of Sheerness posed to have survived that catastrophe the At Wingham, the Rev. John Taddy, to longest of any of those unfortunate suf- Carharina, third daughter of Samuel Laferers.

tham, esq. of Dover. Ac Sandon, Mr. Sewell.

At Tenterden, Mr. Hughes, of Cooling, At Colchester, Mrs. Winnock, relict of second son of Edwari H. esq. of Merslam, to Mr. Samuel W.-Mr. Codsell.-Mrs. Ram, Charlotte, youngest daughter of the late widow of James R. gent. late of Monkwick William Mantell, esq. ot Kench-hill, Ten, Berechurch. Mr. Samuel Bullock, of Great terden. Wigborough, 41.-William, Hearn, gent. Dier) At Ramsgate, Sir Alexander Mon. comptroller of the customs of this port. ro, of Novar, N.B. a commissioner of his

At Chelmsford, Mr. William Hayward. Majesty's customs, 83. -Miss Howlett, daughter of Mr. H. late of At Sydenham, Josiah Dornford, esq. a London, apothecary.--Mrs. Martha Summers, justice of the peace for this county, 76. widow of Mr. S. whom she survived but At Margate, Mr. G. Readhead, of the ötteen months, 28.

house of Hogg, Readhead, and Co., Philpot At Great Baddow, Mr. Charles Moss. lane, London, Ac Great Waltham, Mrs. Goodeve.

Ac Dover, John Knap, esq. captain and At Mountnessing, Mr. Robert Barker, of paymaster of the Royal Miners' light inthe George inn.



H. esq.

At Hornewood Lodge, the seat of Major- daughter and heiress of Richard Swayne, general Morgan, suddenly while at dinner, esq. of Bere, in Dorsetshire, by a daughter the Hon. Anne Henley Ongley, third daugh. of Thomas Trenchard, esq. of Wolverton ter of the late Lord O. and sister to the pre- and Lychet-Maltravers, in the same county, sent Lord.

Mr. Carrer, after having been educated at At Margate, the Rev. William Chapman, Cambridge, went into the army, and had a M.A. rector of Kimble Parva, Bucks, and company in the 9th regiment of foor (if we vicar of St. John's, Margate. He had en. miscake not) about sixty-five years ago. At joyed the living of St. John's, only since this period his active and intelligent mind Easter, 1809, being then presented to it on made him much' consulted and employed, the death of the Rev. William Harrison. particularly on the Kentish coast, when the

At Sturry, Mr. John Dell, 53. From rebellion of 1745 created serious fears of an bodily infirmity, which rendered his life re- invasion. Some years afterwards, he marcluse at an early period, he formed a love for ried a lady of good fortune at Deal, to whom literacure, and was the writer of several po- some of his sister's poems are addressed ; and erical productions, replete with humour and retiring to the excellent house which formed ingenuity ; under the signature of Rusticus. a portion of her property in his native town,

At Maidstone, Mr. William Cork, sur. there passed the remainder of his life, and geon.-William, only son of Mr. William breathed his last. Soon after, he was put Elgar.

into the commission of the peace for the At Folkestone, Mr. William Reynolds, county, any discharged the duties of it for a solicitor.

long period of years with eminent superiority, At Canterbury, Thomas, eldest son of 60 as to entitle him to the elevation to the Lieutenant-colonel Greene, of the Royal chair of the East Kent sessions, which he Artillery, in the East India service, 17. filled for some time with great credit. He

At Tovil, John Beeching, esq. 47.-Mrs. was a man of very lively and acute natural Dowell, wife of Stephen D. esq.

parts, very highly cultivated, an exact and At the Marine Barracks, Chatham, Lieu- elegant classical scholar, an excellent lin. tenant Hancorn. He was leaving his room guist, and a man of extensive and general in the south end, and proceeding down the reading; in all which various departments he stone steps, which are separated from another continued to exercise his admirable faculties flight of steps by a low iron railing, when he to the last, his final illness not having atoverran himself and fellinto the area, by which tacked him for more than ten days before his he dislocated his neck and fractured his skull; death. Till that period he enjoyed all the he survived but a few hours.

powers of his body and mind with little apAt Mongeham parsonage, in the 82d year parent decay; his memory and vivacity were of his age, after a little more than an hour's in strong force; he moved with agility, and indisposition, the Rev. Henry Dimock, of the marks of age had made little impression Peinbroke college, Oxford, M.A. 1751 ; rec- on his person; he worked in luis garden, he tor of St. Edmund the King, and St. Ni. read with eagerness, he talked with his cholas Acons, London, and of Blackmanstone, usual clearness and fluency, and he abated in in this county. Of this good man, at the none of the attentive politeness of the old close of a long life spent in the practice of court. He joined in all social circles, lived every duty, professional, social, and domestic, cheerfully and hospitably, and betrayed noit may be truly said, he fell asleep. The thing of the peevishness of an octogenarian. depth and soundness his learning, the His person was that of an hale man, of little strict orthodoxy of his belief, and the pri- more than sixty. He had seen much of life, mitive simplicity and integrity of his man- knew its follies, and turned not with stern ners, might have entitled him to the highest repulsiveness from an acquaintance or comoffices in the church; but, in this world, pliance with its humours. In short, he had reward does not always accompany desert. all the polish, and all the agreeable knowIn the father's bouse are many mansions. His ledge, of a man of the world, added to that of will be bright and splendid, as were his a ready and perfect scholar. In his literary talents and his virtues; firm and immoveable, taste, he was what some would deem too anas were his perseverance and his faith. tique; and many would deem too severe. of

At Deal, aged 87, John Carter, esq. the the ancients, among his prime favourites, was oldest magistrate (perhaps with the excep- Horace; and of the moderns, Pope. He tion of Lord Frederick Campbell) of the seemed to prefer wit and acute sense, to sen. county. He was brother of the celebrated timent and fancy. His politics were the se Mrs. Elizabeth Carter, the poetess, and of whiggism, perhaps a little extended with learned translator of Epictetus, who died the times. He feared despotism rather than February 19, 1806, aged 89. He was born anarchy; and corruption rather than lizenabout December, 1723, the eldest son of Dr. tiousness. He saw the two extremes of dan. Nicholas Carter, minister of Deal, and rector ger between which modern lgovernments of Woodchurch and of Ham, in the saino were vibrating; and leaned to the side of the county (a native of Buckinghamshire), who people. The stores of his understanding died at Deal in 1774, aged 87, by Margaret, were so abundant, and in such constant ex



ercise, that it was difficult to contend with him; and his very years, which had all the From an advertisement in our paper, (says venerability, without any of the weakness of the editor of the Brighton Herald) the public age, added the imposing advantage of high will perceive, that some of our friends in Tespect and awe. Rank never dazzled him; London have been seized with a desire to blesa office and power he treated with indifference; this town and its vicinity with water works. and all the habits of his life were guided by a It will also be seen that the commissioners of calm and manly independence. He was a Brigbthelmstone, noc immediately perceiving Baster of the law (various and complex as it the necessity of such a boon, are determined is) which concerns the duties of a country to rejece it. They have refused it civilly magistrate, and wielded all its technicalities from the gentleman who made a respectful with astonishing readiness and skill. On application to them on the subject; but these subjects he was firm, and sometimes, should it be attempted to force it upon them, perhaps, a little tenacious in his opinions; by an act of parliament, they have pledged but it was very rarely that he could be de- themselves to the town to do all in their tected in an error,

His pen was continually power to prevent its taking place. Dr. Tiere in his band, and in the course of a long lite, nty, who has professionally paid great ate he was the author of several pamphlets and tention to the quality and sources of the water political letters of a temporary nature, which with which Brighton is most profusely suphave probably perished with the occasion. plied, declares, that it is the most healthy He has left a widow (his third wife) Anne, and salubrious that the island of Britain can daughter of the late Mr. Jages Powell, of boast, and that should this water be diverted Wingham, and three caughters ; of whom from its natural course, confined in reser, the eldest married Janies Williamson, esq. voirs, or pass through pipes, it would be deJate major of the 70th regiment; the other prived of its medicinal character, and might two are single. He was a most affectionare generate diseases, which at present are alhusband, and a mosi fond and attentive most unknown to the inhabitants. facher ; dedicating much of his time to the Married.] At Brighton, James Clarke, instruction and accomplishment of his chil. M.D. of Nottingham, to Ellen, second daughdren; and applying his case and his fortune ter of the late John Abraham, esq. of Toto to their gratificatios. In his death, buch , tenham. they and his widow will experience an irre- Ac Horsham, Thomas Abraham, esq. to parable loss. He has left one surviving half. Louisa, daughter of the late Edward Carter, brother, the Rev. Henry Carter, of Witten- esq. of Portsmouth. ham, in Berkshire, who has several children; Died.] At Burwash, William Constable, of whom, two sons are post captains in the esq. 64. navy.

He has also left two nephews by a At Brighton, James Mitchell, esg. of sister; the Rev. Thomas Pennington, rector Limehouse.-Henry Hughs, esq. of Harley of Thorley, Herts. ; and the Rev. Montagu street, Cavendish square. James Stanley, Pennington, vicar of Northbourn, near Deal, esq. one of the masters of the High Court of the biographer of Mrs. Elizabeth Carter, his Chancery, and steward of the Marshalsen sister.

court.- Mr. Burfield. ---Charles Fox, esq. SURRY,

many years a magistrate of Northamptonshire, Died y At her fathers, James Newton, esq. and one of the venderers of Rockingham forest. Merton Abbey, Mrs. Jane Ann Christie, -Mr. Reyner, of London. wife of Mr. Robert C. merchant, Mark-lane, -Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Eaton, of London, 65. London, aged 25 years. This truly amiable At Ilastings Barracks, Captain and Ada young woman, during the last two years, jutant Edward Trelawney, of the Bedford had been gradually tending towards the gravo, militia, in which regiment be served twenty. often enduring the most acute sufferings, and eight years. - Fountain North, esq. of Rouge alternately exciting the hopes and tears of ham, Norfolk. those, whose happiness materially depended At Chichester, Mrs. Turner.-Mrs. Feast, upon her fate. She was characterized y daughter of Mrs. Kitchenos, of Brighton. great suavity of manners, mildness of dispo- She was proceeding on her way to Ashford, sition, and benevolence of heart. During in Kent, for the purpose of seeing her sister, her illoess, she often manifested a fear, lest when the coach broke down, only two miles she should give too much or any unnecessary from the place of her destination, by which trouble, to those who cheerfully attended on accident she was so dreadfully bruised, thac her. After taking an affectionate leave of she died within three hours, all around her, at the close of two successive struggles for life, she with resignation and Applications will be made to parliament in composure fell asleep in the arms of death. the ensuing session, for acts for the following May her early removal from this world, purposes: 1. Por making a navigable canal prove an additional motive to the young in from the river Medway navigacion at Tuna gereral; and to those in particular who were bridge, Kent, to cuir municate with the har. related to her, to prepare for the coming of hour of Portsmouth, a: che Flet House, wish the San of Man.

Farious brarchies in cbe several counties of



Sussex, Surry, and Hampshire. 2. For home; but no tidings could be obtained of erecting a convenient stone pier at Ryde, in him, notwithstanding every possible search the Isle of Wight, and also a market-house was made, and large rewards offered, till and market place. 3. For exonerating from many days afterwards, when the body of this tythes all the homesteads, lands, and tythe. excellent young man was found in the Kenable grounds in the parish of Ashley, and net and Avon canal, having foated from the making compensation for the same. 4. For place where it is supposed he must have inclosing the common, or commonable lands, fallen in, (through the darkness of the night) called Butler's Wood, in the parish of Lock- to the mouth of a neighbouring tunnel. crly.

At Ivy House, near Chippenham, Matthew Married.) At Winchester, Mr Driver, of Humphreys, esq. 76. Lymington, to Mis. Gauger, relict of Mr. At Wyły, Mr. John Lock, 45. David G.

Ac Salisbury, Mary, wife of Mr. James At Stoke, W. C. Sharp, esq. of the Durham Garrett, 33.-Anthony, the well-known militia, to Mrs. Moody, of Elson, near Gos- cook at the Antelope in, aged 45 years, port.

nearly the whole of which he had passed at At Dummer, Charles Harwood, esq. to the Ancelope, having been fostered and supEliza, daughter of Thomas Terry, esq. ported by the late Mrs. Best and family, when

At Jersey, Captain G. F. Iddins, of the a helpless and nearly destitute child of colour. 57th regiment of foot, second son of John 1. He had saved 1101. mostly in guineas, which esq. of Summerfield, near Birmingham, to has been appropriated towards the support of Miss R. Rodber, daughter of Thomas R. esq. his aged mother. of Weymouth.

At Manningford Bruce, John Grant, esq. Died.] At Newport, Isle of Wight, John Ac Ansty, Mrs. Turner, wife of Mr. Kirkpatrick, esq. banker.-Mr. T. Cook, Henry T. second son of T. c. esq. 22. His death was occasioned by lying on the grass after fatiguing himself with shooting.

The opening of the Wilts. and Berks In the Isle of Wight, the Rev. John canal into the river Thames, at Abingdon, Wight Wickes, A.M. rector of Wardley cum was celebrated there on the 21st of SeptemBelton, Rutland and of Burslem, Stafford- ber, with every demonstration of joy. At shire.

half-past two o'clock a body of proprietors, At Emsworth, Dr. Joseph Heywood, many in the company's boat, with music playing, years master of a respectable seminary at and flags nying, passed the last dock inte Greenwich, 68.

the river Thames, amidst the loud huzzas of At Winchester, Mr. John Ridding, on of

a large concourse of people who lined the John R. esq. aged 17, senior scholar of Win- sides of the canal. The party proceeded from chester college, whose rising talents were re- the banks of the Thames, to the council warded at the last college election by a gold chambers, where they were joined by mensmedal.-Mrs. Crabb, relict of Mr. Alderman bers of parliament for Cricklade, Abingdon, C. 77.

Oxford, Hereford, Ludgershall, &c. and WILTSHIRL.

many gentlemen of the neighbourhood, and Application will be made to parliament in partook of an excellent dinner prepared for the ensuing session, for acts for the following the occasion. purposes : 1. For making a navigable canal

Applications are intended to be made to from the Wilts and Berks canal, in the parliament in the epsuing session, for acts for parish of Swindon, to join the Thames and making two navigable canals, the first from Severn canal, in the parish of Lalion. 2. For Reading to Isleworth, in Middlesex, and the making a navigable canal from the Wilts second from Reading to the grand junction and Berks canal, at Wootton Basset, to com- canal, in the parish of Cowley, Middlesex. municate with the canal, or feeder of the Married.] W. Hedges, esq. of Thatcham, dock company, at Bristol.

to Martha, second daughter of Mr. Graham, Alarried.] Ac Chippenham, Mr. John of Newbury -Mr. Lodge, of Newbury, to Tuckey, to Miss Pointing, only daughter of Miss Herbert, of Copyhold. - Mr. John Lew. Nicholas P. esq. of Langley-Burrell. is, of Newbury, to Miss Steel, of Stanmure.

At Bower-Chalk, Mr. John Burrough, to Died.] At Maidenhead Bridge, Sir Isaac Miss Norris, daughter of the late Mr. Tho. Pocock, formerly of Biggin, near Oundle,

Northampton, for which county he served At Salisbury, Mr. William Smith, of Mil. the office of high sheriff in 1786–7. ford, to Miss Caroline Lovedee.

At Greenham, aged 7%, Mrs. Tull. In At Trowbridge, Jobn Norris Clerk, esq. to three years and a hali sbe was tapped thirty Miss Perkins

nine times for dropsy, and had 1234 pints of Died ] At Melksham, Mrs. Bruges, wife of water taken from her. Mr. Thomas B. and only child of Mr. Taylor, At Reading, Mrs. Swallow, wife of Ms.

of Semington, 34. Mr Robert Pinckney, S. sen. :of Woodfall, near Burbage. He leit a At Ruscomb, Mrs. Pas more. friend's house at che latter place on his return At Thatcham, John Whiting; esq. 24.


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AtSwallowfield, Mr. Charles Bailey.-Mi. o'cloek the thermometer was at 47. Passing John Bailey

over the river, nearly perpendicular with At Emmer Green, Mrs. Fuller, 75. Lady Smyth's, at Redcliff, the parachute was

launched, with a cat in a basket attached to On Monday, September 24, about 40 mi- it, which descended rapidly for a considerable nutes past one, Mr. Sadler, of Oxford, and time before it expanded, when its molion was Mr. Clayfield, of Castle-street, Bristol, as- slow and peculiarly, graceful. At a quarter cended in an air-balloon from a field near past two o'clock, perpendicular with WoodBristol, and after twice crossing tbe Bristol spring, on the Somerset coast, near Clevceon, channel, from England to Wales, and from left England, and passed over the channel. Wales to England, and going the distance of At mid-channel, opened the valve, and near150 miles, came down on the Bristol chan- ing Cardiff, about twenty-five minutes past nel, three miles off the Valley of Rocks, at two o'clock, the thermometer 55, descended 20 minutes past four, in sight of a great num- so low as to hear the shouts of the people, and ber of people. A boat put off immediately the breakers between Barry and Scilly from Lymouth, and at 20 minutes past five Islands. Fearing the main lana could not be the boat got to the balloon, and brought Mr. reached, and a current of air impelling the Sadler and Mr. Clayfield safe on shore, with balloon towards the sea, more ballast was the balloon, at the valley of Rocks, Linton, thrown out, in doing which Mr. Sadler lost in Devonshire, to the great joy of the spec- his hat. At half-past two the balloon was tators. The apparatus for performing the about mid-channel, and continued descending process of filling, consisted of two large ves- till forty minutes past two o'clock, when it sels, containing upwards of 1500 gallons was perpendicular with the Flat Holmes ; each, into which there were introduced the light-house very visible. Still continutons of iron filings and water; the sulphuric ing to descend most rapidly towards the sea, acid was afterwards conveyed by a leaden a quantity of sand was shaken from one of syphon into the vessel, and from thence the the bags ; but the balloon continuing rapidly gas was conveyed, by means of two large to descend, several other bags were thrown tubes, terminating in nine other pipes in over, which instantaneously caused an ascene cach vessel, which passed through caustic so rapid, as to bring the balloon in coniact potash and water, into the balloon, by a large with the sand from the first-mentioned bag, silk conductor, prepared for the purpose. which fell into the car in a profuse shower. The following account has been published: The balloon continued to ascend until about

" Mr. Sadler, (being his sixteenth time of forty minutes past three o'clock, when it apascension), accompanied by Mr. William proached the Devon coast, the Bideford and Clayfield, entered the car at about twenty Barnstaple rivers being very easily distinminutes after one o'clock, the wind blowing guished. The thermometer now at 27 fresh from north-east, and commenced one of At fifty minutes past three, off Linton, the most daring enterprizes ever undertaken a small town on the coast of Devon, between by any aerial voyager. Mr. Sadler was well llracombe and Porlock. After having crossed aware of the consequence of the wind con- the Bristol channel twice, at ten minutes tinuing to blow from the quarter in which it past four o'clock, being desirous of reaching was at the time of ascension; for if they the coast, threw out every thing that could escaped being blown into the western ocean, be parted with, including a great coat, a va. they would have been compelled to traverse iuable barometer, a thermometer, a speakinggreat part of the channel, with every proba. trumpet, the grappling-iron, and even part bility of descending at a distance from the of the interior covering of the car, in the shore; but his zeal to gratify the public cu. hope of reaching the main land about Barnriosity, which had been greatly excited, sus- staple; but, owing to the exhaustion of the mounted every obstacle, and determined him gas, the balloon would not rise sufficiently to to make the attempt. The ascent of the bal- clear the high cliffs of Watermouth, near loon was rapid, and yet su still, that all sense Combe-Martin. The balloon still descend. of motion was lost to the aeronauts. The ing, and seeing no prospect but of contending balloon, about half a mile high, entered a with the sea, the aeronauts put on their life. thick black cloud, when Bristol and its neigh- preservers. A few minutes afterwards, the bourhood were no longer visible: the cloud car, with violent agitation, came in contact did not the least incommode them. Fiom with the waves, about four miles from the the rapid ascent, the cloud was soon passed "shore.” At this critical moment, their pethrough, when the grandeur and sublimity of rilous situation was descried, from the cliffs the view exceeded the power of description. of Lymouth, by Mr. Sanford, of Ninehead, On looking back on the cloud from which the Mr. Rowe, and some other gentlemen, whose aeronauts had emerged, the most beautiful zealous and well-directed efforts did them appearence exbibited itself. The shadow of great credit. They sent out a well-manned the balloon was observed in its centre, sur- boat to their immediate assistance, which, rounced with a mos: beautiful halo (circular when first discovered by the aeronauts, aptanbuw.) The balloon still ascended rapidly, peared about the size of a bird floating on the and soon entered a second cloud. At two


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