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THE LATE HONOURABLE BARON
tenant and Vice-Admiral of Orkney and particularly noble and dignified, and will Shetland, and President of the Society of long be remembered by those who have had Antiquaries in Scotland. He was the only an opportunity of observing him engaged son of the late Sir Lawrence Dundas, by in the official duties of his station. These Margaret Bruce, sister of the Honourable qualifications, combiued with a conscienRobert Bruce, Lord Kennet, one of the tious and unremitting attention to every Lords of Session and Justiciary. He mar- department of the office with which he was ried Lady Charlotte Wentworth, only sister intrusted, an integrity which could not be of the present Earl Fitzwilliam, by whom shaken, and an attractive urbanity of man, he has left four sons and five daughters ners, rendered him a bright ornament of living, viz. Lawrence, now Lord Dundas, that Court of which he was so long a memlately elected Member for the eity of York; ber, and secured him at once the respect George, a Captain in the Royal Navy; and esteem of every individual with whom Thomas, in holy orders; and Sir Robert, he was associated in discharging its ima Colonel in the army; Margaret, married portant functions. His cordial and geneto Archibald Spiers, Esq.; Charlotte, to rous hospitality will be universally acknowViscount Milton ; Frances, to Robert ledged ; and the charnis of his easy
and Chaloner, Esq. ; Mary, to the Rev. Wil refined conversation will ever dwell in the liam Wharton ; and Isabella, to T. C. memory of a wide circle of friends and acRamsden, Esq. His Lordship was created quaintances. To the sportsman he mayo a Peer in 1794. He was well known in be represented as a perfect model ; a conthis city, where he often resided in the stitution by nature firm and vigorous, was early part of his life, and represented Stir- in him established by habits of unwonted lingshire in several Parliaments.-Edin- activity and exertion ; and to the last year burgh.
of his life he retained that juvenile ardour and energetic elasticity of mind which en.
deared him even to the youthful enthusiast Died at his house, Abbey Hill, Edin- in the sports of the field. To the poor, and þurgh, on the 19th June, the Honourable those who have none to help, his loss will FLETCHER NORTON, senior Baron of the be irreparable. By them his approach to Court of Exchequer in Scotland, one of the the various districts in which he was accusoldest Judges in the three kingdoms. On the tomed to reside, was ever hailed with the death of Baron Wynne, in 1776, he was ap- liveliest joy and acclamation, and his depointed English Baron of the Exchequer in parture deplored with the mingled homage Scotland, having officiated as such, at the of blessings and tears. time of his death, forty-four years. The In domestic life, the effects of his amiable Honourable Baron was second son of qualities were most interesting. Asa husFletcher, first Lord Grantley, and was band, a father, a friend, and a master, he born in 1744. He married Miss Balmain, was equally revered. His fund of infordaughter of James Balmain, Esq. Commis- mation of anecdotes, admirably well told sioner of Excise, by whom he has left four - his social disposition, and the gentlemansons and four daughters. The eldest son ly pleasantness of his manners, made his is presumptive heir and successor to the society universally coveted. titles and estates of his uncle, the present Resentment had no place in his bosom. Lord Grantley.
He seemed almost insensible to injury, so There has seldom appeared a stronger immediately did he pardon it. Amongst instance of the influence of manners and his various pensioners were several who had conduct, that is, the manners and conduct shown marked ingratitude; but distress which spontaneously arise from the best with him covered every offence against himfeelings of our nature, when combined with self. the soundest judgment, in acquiring the His attention to religious and moral esteem and affection of all ranks of persons duties was uniform and constant. in society. Baron Norton took up his re- Sunday passed, either in town or country, sidence in Scotland at a time when the when he was prevented from going to prejudices between that country and Eng- church, that the service of the Church of land, which had been gradually subsiding England, and a sermon selected from the after the rebellion in 1745, were revived by works of the best English and Scots divines, the periodical publication of the North Bri.
were not read to his family; and so inviolaBut these prejudices were converted ble was his regard to truth, that no arguinto sentiments of regard for him as soon as ment could ever prevail upon him to devi. he was known.
ate from the performance of a promise, In a judicial capacity he was eminently though obtained contrary to his interest, distinguished for a precision and soundness and, by artful representations, imperfectly of opinion, a calm unruffled temperance of founded. manner, and an accuracy of judgment which have seldom, if ever been surpassed. His personal appearance on the Bench was Died on the 20th June, at Caroline Park,
THE LATE BARON COCKBURN.
near Edinburgh, ARCHIBALD Cock- ' successful in the performance of his exBURN, Esq. late of Cockpen. Mr Cock- periments, which were selected with great burn entered into the Faculty of Advocates judgment, his manner had a natural ease in 1762, and was long Sheriff Depute of and animation, which showed evidently the county of Edinburgh, which office he' that his mind went along with every thing, filled greatly to the satisfaction of the pub- he uttered, and gave his lectures great freelic. He was afterwards made Judge Ad- dom and spirit. But his peculiar excelmiral, and in 1790 was appointed a Baron lence as a teacher was a most uncommon of the Court of Exchequer, in room of faculty, arising from the great perspicuity Baron Stewart Moncrieffe, which he resign- and distinctness of his conceptions, of leaded in 1809, and was succeeded by Baron ing his hearers step by step through the Clerk Rattray.
process of the most complex investi.
gation, with such admirable clearness, that THE LATE DR MURRAY.
they were induced to think that he was Died at his house in Nicolson Street, following out a natural order which could Edinburgh, on the 22d June, Dr John not be avoided, at the very time when he MURRAY, Lecturer on Chemistry in Edin- was exhibiting a specimen of the most reburgh.
fined and subtle analysis. With him the The death of this distinguished philoso- student did not merely accumulate facts, pher, snatched from us in the prime of life, note down dry results, or stare at amusing and full vigour of his faculties, will long be experiments : he was led irresistibly to felt as a national loss. His works, now of exercise his own mind, and trained to the standard celebrity at home and abroad, habits of accurate induction. To those sohave, from the spirit of profound and accu- lid attainments which entitled Dr Murray rate analysis, which they everywhere dis- to stand in the first rank as a man of play, and from the force, clearness, and science, was united a refined taste, and a precision of their statements, most essen- liberal acquaintance with every subject of tially contributed to advance chemistry to general interest in literature. His manthe high rank which it now holds among ners were easy, polite, and unpretending, the liberal sciences. His very acute, vi- regulated by a delicate sense of propriety, gorous, and comprehensive mind has been with much of that simplicity which so often most successfully exerted in arranging its accompanies strength of character and ori. numerous and daily multiplying details, de- ginality of mind. He rose to eminence by fining its laws, and, above all, in attaching the intrinsic force of his talents; he was to it a spirit of philosophical investigation, above all the second-hand arts by which so which, while it lays the best foundation many labour to attract attention ; and a for extending its practical application, tends native dignity of sentiment, and manly at the same time to exalt its character, and spirit of independence, kept him aloof dignify its pursuit. As a lecturer on che- from all those petty intrigues which are so mistry, it is impossible to praise too highly often employed with success to bolster up the superior talents of Dr Murray; always inferior pretensions. perfectly master of his subject, and very
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS.
3. At Dumblane, Mrs Malloch, a son. January 17. At Calcutta, the lady of 4. Mrs Blackwell, York Place, Edin. Hugh Hope, Esq. of the Hon. East India burgh, a daughter. Company's civil service, a son.
5. At Portland Place, London, the lady May 23. At Hatton Castle, Mrs Duff of Alex. Macgregor, Esq. of Balhaldies, of Hatton, a son.
a daughter. 27. At Redcastle, the lady of Patrick At Hollybent Cottage, the lady of Grant, Esq. a son.
Andrew Hunter, Esq. younger of Bonny31. At Melville Street, Edinburgh, the toun, a son. lady of B. B. S. Stafford, Esq. a daughter. 7. At Bishop's Court, Isle of Man, Lady
In Upper Harley Street, London, the S. Murray, a son. lady of Mr Stuart, a son.
9. Mrs Young, Palmer's Buildings, 17, June 1. At Edinburgh, the lady of West Nicolson's Street, a son. John Street, Esq. of the Royal Regiment 10. At Canaan, near Edinburgh, Mrs of Artillery, a daughter.
James Ballantyne, twin daughters. 2. At Rochdale, the lady of Lieutenant- 11. At Marshall Place, Perth, Mrs Colonel Macgregor, 88th regiment, a son. Gloag, a son.
The lady of Godfrey Meynell, Esq; 13. Her Royal Highness the Princess of of Meynell Langley, Derbyshire, a son. Orange, a boy. This is her-third son.
13. In Heriot Row, Edinburgh, Lady John Hunter, his Majesty's Consul GeneDouglas, a son.
ral in Spain. At Stirling, Mrs Fraser of Farraline, 7. At London, George Finch, Esq. M.P, a daughter.
son of the Earl of Winchelsea, to Jane, 16. At Barjarg, the lady of William daughter of Admiral and Lady Elizabeth Francis Hunter, Esq. a son.
Halliday. 22. At Cavers Manse, Mrs Strachan, a 8. At London, the Right Hon. Robert
Peel, M. P. eldest son of Sir Robert Peel, The Duchess of Rutland, a son. Bart. to Miss Julia Floyd, youngest daugh 24. At Perth, Mrs Caw, wife of Thomas ter of the late General Sir John Floyd, Caw, Esq. Collector of the Customs, a son. Bart.
The lady of Michael Stewart Nicol- At Camberwell Church, near London, son, Esq. of Carnock, a son and heir. George Warden, Esq. of Glasgow, to Sally,
25. Mrs Patison, Abercrombie Place, eldest daughter of Vincent Wanostrocht, Edinburgh, a daughter.
Esq. of Alfred House, Camberwell. 27. At Hill Street, Edinburgh, Mrs At Lybster, in Caithness, David Graham, a son,
Laing, Esq. surgeon, to Susan, only 28. At Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, daughter of the late Lieutenant-General the lady of Sir James Montgomery, Bart. Sinclair of Lybster. M. P. a daughter.
At Glasgow, A. F. Gray, Esq. CompLately, At her Grace's House, in Upper troller of his Majesty's Customs, Irvine, Grosvenor Street, London, the Duchess of to Margaret, second daughter of the late Richmond, a son.
Benjamin Barton, Esq. Commissary Clerk
of Glasgow MARRIAGES.
10. At St Martin's Church, London, June 1. At St Mary-la-bonne Church, James Imlach, Esq. of Banff, to Isabella London, Admiral James Douglas, second Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. William son of the late Admiral Sir James Douglas, Leslie, of Balnegeith, county of Moray. Bart. to Miss Blathwayt, of Braynston At Cousland, John Bonar, Esq. of Square.
the Grove, to Jessie, youngest daughter of
East India Company's service, to Helen,
At Edinburgh, Walter Cook, Esq.
At Edinburgh, James Anderson,
At Falkirk, James Thomson, Esq.
Cheshire, to Janet Buchanan, youngest
16. At St James's Church, London, At Bellfield, George Fulton, Esq. Peter Rose, Esq. of Demerara, to Huntly, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of James third daughter of Wm. Gordon, Esq. of Stalker, Esq.
Esq. late of Kirktonhill.
Thomas Dougal Esq. banker in Mon.
Esq. of Kilgraston, to the Honourable 7. At Edinburgh, Charles Guthrie, Esq. Margaret' Gray, bis Lordship's second to Jane Campbell
, daughter of the late Sir daughter.
20. At London, the Hon. and Rev. April. At St Croix, in the West Indies, George Pellew, third son of Admiral Vis- George Allan, Esq. nephew of the Rey. count Exmouth, to the Hon. Frances Ad Alex. Allan, late Episcopal minister in dington, second daughter of Lord Viscount Edinburgh. Sidmouth.
1. In Jamaica, of & fever, Charles
Davidson, wife of Mr Thomas Hay.
the gallant Romana, with his ten thousand 23. At Edinburgh, Stair Hawthorn Spaniards, effected their escape from the Stewart, Esq. of Physgill, to Miss John. north of Germany, and soon after joined ston, only daughter of the late James their countrymen who were then struggling Johnston, Esq. of Stratoun.
for their independence. 28. At Edinburgh, William Jardine, 5. At Perth, Captain Archd. Campbell, Esq. younger of Applegarth, to Jane, on the half pay of the 56th regiment. youngest daughter of the late Mr D. Lizars, At Smart's Buildings, London, in her at her brother's house, No. 6, George 105th year, Ann Henley. She used to sit Street.
at various doors in Holborn, to sell her
cushions; was short in stature, always August 26, 1819. At a, on his voy- wearing a grey cloak, and was as mild age to Calcutta, Mr William Farnie, sure and modest in her deportment as she was geon on board the Abberton East India. cleanly in her person. man, son of Mr Thomas Farnie, Kilcot- 7. At the Manse of Assynt, Helen, quhar, Fifeshire,
wife of the Rev. Hugh Mackenzie, D. D. September 14. At Purnea, Captain Wil. minister of that parish. liam Macpherson.
9. At Aberdeen, in the prime of life, Dr 24. Captain William Dallas, formerly of James Simpson. the Country Service.
At Covington Manse, the Rev. Bryce October 20. At Peddy Gurral, the lady Little. of G. Meikle, Esq. surgeon to his Highness At his house, Craignestock, John the Nizam's Russel Brigade.
Ure, Esq. late merchant in Glasgow. 21. At the Presidency, Captain Thomas 10. Ai Cheltenham, in the 57th year of Douglas, 5th native infantry.
his age, Major-General Sir Haylett Fra. At Sankerrydroog, Captain J. T. mingham, Knight Commander of the Bath, Kettle, 4th N. V. B.
and of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic December 27. At Colombo, island of Order, Colonel of the Royal Horse Artillery, Ceylon, Charles Hay, Esq. son of the late and Commanding Officer of the Royal Ar. Alexander Hay, Esq. of Mordington. tillery in Ireland.
January 23, 1820. In Jamaica, in the In Norfolk Street, Strand, London, prime of life, James Wallace, Esq. of May. Captain John Anderson, late in the sea ser. feld, (only son of the late Mr John Wallace, vice of the Hon. East India Company. teacher, who died at Glasgow, on the 1st At his house in George Square, Edinof the same month.)
burgh, Captain James Tod, late of the
In Wimpole Street, London, Henry
At London, Captain John Anderson,
donald, chaplain to the late 76th regiment 17. On board the Surrey, homeward. of foot, son of the late James Macdonald, bound East India ship, Eliza Susanna Esq. of Rineton. Foulis, infant daughter of Lieutenant. 12. At Biggar, Mrs Margaret Noble of Colonel David Poulis, of the Madras Baddingsgill, at the advanced age of 82. Cavalry.
At Braehead Manse, Mrs Sommer31. At Jamaica, Miss Popham, daugh- ville, widow of the late Mr Samuel Som ter of Sir Home Popham.
merville of Ampherlaw.
12. At Auchtermairny, Fifeshire, Mar. . Mr Alex. Stewart, manager for the Most garet Marianne Lundin, third daughter of Noble the Marquis and Marchioness of the deceased Christopher Lundin, Esq. of Stafford. Auchtermairny.
16. At Hopeville, Caithness, Mrs Helen - At Inchgarth, near Forfar, after a Sinclair, wite of David Brodie, Esq. of long illness, Mrs Elizabeth Ure, spouse of Hopeville.A few hours afterwards, at the Rev. John Skinner, and daughter of Stanstill, her sister, Mrs Henrietta Sinclair, the late John Ure, Esq. Sheriff-clerk of of Southdun, both daughters of the late Forfarshire.
James Sinclair, Esq. of Harpsdale. Also, at Suddenly at Nairn, in the 70th year Hopeville, on the 22d, Jean, second daughof his age, the Rev. Isaac Kitchen, up- ter of David Brodie, Esq. of Hopeville. wards of 40 years minister of the Secession 17. At Bourdeaux, Margaret, only daugh. congregation there.
ter of James Lamont of Knockdow, Esq. 13. At Edinburgh, Mr James Sawers, At Inverness, aged 17, Catharine, bookseller.
third daughter of Mr James Suter, merAt Airth Castle, Mrs Graham, wi- chant. dow of William Graham of Airth, Esq.
At Sillwood Park, Sunninghill, Berke At Newport, Isle of Wight, Brevet shire, Mary, the wife of George Simsod, Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Worsley, senior Esq. aged 48. Major of his Majesty's 34th regiment of At Dunfermline, Mr Alexander Reid, infantry, Captain of Yarmouth Castle. merchant there.
At Hamburgh, Mrs Mary Cunning. 18. At Laurieston, Miss Anne Erskine, ham, eldest daughter of the late Mr John eldest surviving daughter of the late John Cunningham, Dirleton, and spouse of . Erskine of Carnock, D. D. one of the miAlexander M‘Laren, Esq. merchant, Ham- nisters of Edinburgh. burgh.
19. At Livingstone's Yards, after a few 15. At Lyons, Michael, second son of days illness, Mr James Combe. . Robert Bogle, Esq. of Gilmorehill.
At her house, Baxter's Place, Mrs At Pitnacree, Archibald Menzies, Smith, widow of the late Mr Thomas Esq. of Pitnacree.
Smith, merchant, Blair Street. 16, At Aberdeen, Patrick Milne, Esq. 20. At Broughton Place, Edinburgh, of Crimonmogate.
Mrs Wallace, widow of the late James At Montrose, Mrs Jean Straton, Benjamin Wallace, Esq. Bombay. daughter of the late Patrick Straton, Esq. At Tranent Lodge, Miss Margaret of Montrose, in the 85th year of her age. Inglis, daughter of the late Claud Inglis, A lady, whose highly benevolent disposi, Esq. merchant in Edinburgh. - tinn must long endear her memory to her 21. At the Manse of Portmoak, Christina relatives, and the inhabitants of Montrose. Drummond Riddell, third daughter of the She possessed both the means and the will Rev. Dr Laird, minister of that parish. to do good, and was always ready to alle- In Gower Street, Bedford Square, viate the wants and distresses of the poor. London, Alex. Hendras Sutherland, Esq. Devoid of all ostentation and vanity, she F. S. A. lived the life of a true Christian, and pos. 22. At Milton, the lady of Sir David sessed her mental faculties (which were Hunter Blair, Bart. very acute) to the last. Besides leaving At Linkfield, Musselburgh, Anna handsome legacies to her relatives, she has Maria Angel, youngest daughter of the late bequeathed the following sums :
Mr Alex. Pew, Leith. To the poor within the town of
- At Ardoch, Mrs Moray Stirling, wiMontrose,
L. 1000 dow of Charles Moray Stirling, Esq. of For the education of poor children, 1000 Abercairney. For the benefit of decayed gentle
At Banff, James Gardiner, Esq. late women in Montrose,
1000 of the Island of Jamaica. To the Episcopal Chapel of Mont
At Bath, the Right Hon. Lord rose,
1000 Sherborne. To purchase a house for the officiat
23. At Pinkieburn, near Musselburgh, ing Clergyman of the Chapel, 600 Alex. Lindsay, Esq. late physician in DubTo the Seamen's Box,
240 lin. At Airblas, near Hamilton, Gavin James Patrick, Esq. of Knowhead, Alston, Esq. W. S.
Stirlingshire. At Edinburgh, Mr James Cockburn, At the residence of her father, Claplately of the Linen Hall, Edinburgh, aged ham Common, of a rapid decline, in her 87.
22d year, Matilda, eldest
daughter of Thos. At Dunrobin Mains, Sutherlandshire, Newton, Esq. Warwick Square, London.
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