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1825.) OBITUARY.-Admiral Lord Radstock, G.C.B. 273 written Walgrave, of which this nobleman Geary I. to cruise off Cape Ortegal, in is a member, is denominated from a place company with the Licorne of 32 guns, of their own name in Northamptonshire, fell in with, and, after an obstinately confbere they resided before the year 1200. tested action of four hours, captured, La His Lords bip is the second son of John Capricieuse, a new French frigate, pierced third Earl of Waldegrave*, by Lady Eli- for 44 guns, but mounting only 32, with zabeth Gower, sister of Granville, first a complement of 308 nien, above 100 of Marquess, and aunt of the present Mar, whom, including her Commander, were quess of Stafford t ; and was born July 9, either killed or wounded. Upon taking 1758.
possession of the prize she was found in The profession of the navy was his own so disabled a state, owing to her gallant particular choice, and he was happily defence, that upon the report of a survey placed under the tuition of such officers held by the carpenters of the British frias were calculated to improve his early gates, Captain Waldegrave ordered her geoius for nautical science. Having gone to be burnt. ibrough the inferior gradations of service Li Prudente bore the brunt of the above in the Mediterranean and Western Seas, action, and was consequently a greater be was promoted to the commaod of the sufferer than her companion. She bad Zephyr sloop about 1775, and on the 30th four midshipmen and 13 seamen killed, of May, 1776, advanced to the rank of her second lieutenant, one midshipman, Post Caplain io the Rippon of 60 guns, and 26 men wounded. The Licorne had bearing ibe broad pendant of Sir Edward only three men slain and seven wounded. Vernon.
lo the spring of 1781 Captain WaldeCaptain Waldegrare's time passed on grave accompanied Admiral Darby to the in the usual routine of service until Aug. relief of Gibraltar, and towards the close 10, 1778, on which day the Commodore of that year he assisted at the capture of being on a cruise off the coast of Coro- a number of French transports that were mandel, fell in with a French squadron proceeding with troops and stores to the under M. Tranjolly. An action ensued, West Indies, under the protection of M. and was maintained with great obstinacy de Guicher. The skill displayed by the for two hours, when the enemy,availing him. British squadron on this occasion, io preself of the crippled condition of the British sence of an enemy's fleet, Dearly double ships, made sail and steered for Pondi- in numbers and force, is recorded in Marcherry. On the 21st Sir Edward again shall's Royal Naval Biography, p. 58.9. got sight of them, but their superiority in Having terminated his progress through sailing prevented his being able to bring the American war with infinite credit, the them to action; they, however, quitted the state of Captain Waldegrave's health recoast, which gave the Commodore an op- quired him to seek a wilder climate than portunity of taking possession of the an- that of England; he accordingly repaired chorage in Pondicherry-road, by which to the Continent, where he remained semeans he was enabled to co-operate with veral years, during which period he vithe army in the reduction of that place. sited Paris, Marseilles, Constantinople, Ju October it surrendered to the British Smyrna, and several of the islands in the arms. In this action the Rippou had 4 Archipelago, and made a tour of the slain and 15 wounded.
grealer part of Greece, The climate of the East ludies pot In the armament of 1790, in conseagreeing with Capt. Waldegrave's health, quence of the differences with Spaio rebe relurned to England, and immediately specting Nootka Sound, but amicably ad. vo his arrival was appointed to the Po justed before a rupture, the subject of mona of 28 guns. In this ship he cap- ibis memoir was appointed to the Majestured the Comberland American privateer tic of 74 guns; and in 1793 to the Couof 20 guns, and 170 men. This was an rageux of the same force, which accomimportant service, for the enemy's vessel panied Lord Hood to 'Toulon; at the surhad been particularly destructive to our reader of which place,' on the 28th of Au. trade. Some months after he removed gust, the disembarkation was completed into la Prudente of 38 guns and 280 men,
under the immediate protection of two and after making a royage to the Baltic frigates, supporųed by the Courageux and was attached to the Channel fleet.
three other line-of-battle ships. On the On the 4th of July, 1780, Captain Wal: following day, Captain Waldegrave aud degrave baring been sent by Sir Francis the late Lord Hugh Seymour Conway were
sent to England with Lord Hood's des. • See sol. Liv. ij. p. 799.
patches, giving an account of this import. + Lord Radstock's uncle, James 2nd
Those officers being ordered Earl, married Maria, dau. of Sir Edward
to proceed by different routes, the former Walpole, she afterwards became consort to the Duke of Gloucester, brother of Geo. I Failier of Sir William Geary, bart. III. and died in August 1807.
wlio died Aug. 6, 1825. See p. 276. Gent. Mag. Seplember, 1825.
274 OBITUARY.Admiral Lord Radstock, G.C.B. [Sept. proceeded to Barcelona, and from thence sisting in the solemn ceremonies of a day across the Spanish Peninsula ; and return. devoted to thanksgiving for the splendid ed to the Mediterranean with instructions triumphs that the Almighty bad vouchfor Lord Hood's further proceedings, hy safed to the Fleets of Britain. On the the way of Holland, Germany, and Italy, 19th of Dec. 1797, their late Majesties and on his arrival resumed the command and all the Royal family, attended by the of the Courageux, in which ship he termi- great officers of the State, and the MemDated his services as a Captain. On the bers of both Houses of Parliament, went 4th of July, 1794, he was advanced to the in procession to St. Paul's Cathedral to rank of Rear-Admiral, a short time pre- returo thanks for the glorious naval vicvious to which be had been nominated a tories oblained by Lord Howe, Jane 1, Colonel of Marines.
1794 ; by Admiral Hotham, March 19, His promotion 10 a' flag obliged Rear- 1795; by Lord Bridport June 23, 1795; Admiral Waldegrave to return to England by Sir John Jervis, Feb. 14, 1797; and by laud. He subsequently held a com- by Admiral Duncan, Oct. 1l, the same mand in the Channel teet. On the 1st of year; and to deposit the flags taken on June, 1795, he was made a Vice-Admiral, those occasions, as well as the colours of and in the fall of the same year be again the Dutch Fleet captured by Sir George sailed for the Mediterranean. During the Keith Elphinstone, August 18, 1796. Fif. succeeding spring he was sent with five teen Flag - officers and twenty - six Cap. ships of the line to negociate with the Tu. tains atiended the procession; and at the visians. His mission was of a peculiarly end of the first lesson entered in two di. arduous and delicate nature, notwithstand visions right and left of the King's chair, ing which, however, he executed it to the advancing to the altar, and there deposited complete satisfaction of those by whom the trophies of their valour. he had been deputed. On the right pre- When Sir John Jervis was raised to the vious to his quitting Tunis the boats of Peerage, and the other flag officers under Vice-Admiral Waldegrave's squadron, un. his command were created Baranets for der the direction of Captain Sutton of the their conduct in the battle off Cape St. Egmont, cut oui of the bay several armed Viocent, the latter rank was offered to vessels. From this period, excepting the Vice-Adm. Waldegrare; this, however, he unprecedented leogth of time which the declined, as being inferior to that sbich ships were kept at sea, nothing remark- be then held as an Earl's younger son. able occurred until the 14ih of February, He received the freedom of the City of 1797, when Sir John Jervis, wilh hiteen London for his distinguished services, and sail of the line, encountered and defeated on the 29th of Dec. 1860, previous to the a Spanish feet consisting of twenty-seven Uni n, was created a Peer of Ireland by ships, seven of which mounted from 112 the title of Baron Radstock to 130 guns. This memorable event com) - His Lordship was promoted to the rank pletely defeated the projected junction of of Adiniral April 29, 1802, from which ihe navies of France, Holland, and Spain, time he was not employed. At the pub. and thus preserved to Great Britain its lic funeral of the gallant Nelson, Lord proud dominion of the ocean. Upon this Radstock attended the body by water from occasion Vice. Adiniral Waldegrave receiv. Greenwich, and was one of the supporters ed a letter from the Earl of St. Vincent, of the chief mourner, the late Sir Peier then Sir John Jervis, in acknowledgment Parker, Adiniral of the Fleet. He was noof the very essential services he had ren. minated a G.C.B. Jan. 2, 1815. dered. He also received a note from the His Lordship married at Smyrva, in heroic Nelson, accompanied by the sword 1785, Cornelia Jacoba, second daughter of the second Captain of the St. Nicholas, of David Van Lennep, esq. chief of the as a proof of his esteem for the poble Dutch Factory at that place, by whom he manner in which he conducted himself. has had a numerous is:ue. Two of his
Soon after the above glorious event the sons are in the navy; the eldest of whom, subject of this memoir was nominated Go. Capt. the Hon. George Granville Walde. vernor of Newfoundland, and Commander. grave, C. B. succeeds to the title. in-chief of the squadron employed on that These were the public services of the station. This appointment be held for se- noble Peer, lately demised, to his counveral years, during which he devo:ed his try. his privale capacity, in every whole attention to the welfare of that amiable and every attractive relation of Island, and obtained very particular ap- life, his actions shone forth with resplenprobation.
dent lustre. To ameliorate the condition, It was at that period the regulation for to promote the happiness spiritual and the Governor of Newfoundland to return to England at the fall of the year, and re. Radstock, co. Senel. was possessed main there during the winter months, In by his family since the reign of Henry the consequence of this custom, Vice-Adm. Eighth, by the marriage of his ancestor, Sir Waldegrave had the gratification of as- Edward Waldegrave.
1825.] OBITUARY.Lord Lilford.
275 temporal of his fellow-creatures, he ap- ciation of the motives under which it was peared ever peculiarly to consider as the made. “talent committed to his charge,” and With powers of mind which fitted himn when not employed in the honourable to take an active part in public life, in line of bis profession, his time, bis labour, which, when occasiou called him forth, and bis thoughts, were uniformly and in- he was not backward to show himself, cessantly directed to these important eods. he courted retirement as the chief scene Hence he was unwearied in the patronage of his duties and pleasures, devoting his of every bomane and charitable institu. unceasing attention to the education of tion which ornamenti che “metropolis of his children, aod seeking delight in doEngland,” and imitating the example and mestic endearments and social intimaprecept of bis divine Master, daily went cies, about doing good. He was President of For both he was admirably calculated the Naval Charitable Society, one of the by a sensibility that was deep and tender, earliest Members of the Society for the an uoderstanding large and cultivated, Education of the Poor in the Principles of and a taste exquisitely refined. He de the Established Church, and a zealous at. lighted in excellence of every kind; but teadant on the Committee of the Society chiefly in the excellence of goodness and for promoting the Enlargement and Build wisdom ; of which, while studying to ing of Churcbes and Chapels.
form himself after the model of a revered On the 26th the remains of Lord Rac- father, he sought out living examples and stock were removed from Portland-place, associates among every rank and de. and interred in the vault adjoining the scription of men. Upright, honourable, North wall of the chancel of Navestock independent, high-minded, bis temper Church *, Essex, where his father and might have carried bim into too much of grandfather, Earls of Waldegrave, and abstraction, had not real Christianity other members of his noble and most an- given him the right bias and aim. His ciedl family, are likewise buried.
moral mark was always bigb; and he
pursued it humbly; judging erery part LORD LILFORD.
of his own conduct with scrutinizing seJuly 4. In Grosvenor place, the Right veriiy, and though always admired by Hudourable Thomas Powys, Baroo Lile others, seldom or never satisfied with himford of Lilford Park, co. Northampion, self. As an imperative duty he was di. and of Atherton and Bewsey, co. Lao- ligent in doing good, and unaffectedly casier.
careless of showing or concealing it. His He was the eldest son of Thomas first mind was distinguished both by delicacy Lord Lilford, by Mary daughter of Gal. of feeling and by purity of motive, holdfridas Mann, of Biocon Malherbe, and ing the love of praise in strict subjection ; piece of Sir Horatio Mano, bart. K. B. bis piety was sincere and unobtrusive; Ambassador to the Court of Florence; was it flowed as naturally in the strain of bis born April 8, 1775; and received bis conversation as it lived in the actions of education at Si.John's College, Cam. his daily life. bridge, where he obtained the degrees of Einbracing in his affection the whole B. A. 1797. and M.A. 1802.
Church of Christ, be was in particular an On the 5th of December, 1797, he mar
attached Member of the Church of Engried Henrietta-Maria, eldest daughter and
land. He agreed cordially with her doc. beiress of Robert-Vernon Atherton, of
trines and institucions, not as an habitual Atherton Hall, co. Lancaster, e q. and
prejudice, but in enlightened knowledge by her (who died August 11, 1820) had
and deliberate love. issue, Thomas Atherton, present Baron
As a member of the highest legislative Lilford, aod eleven other children, six
assembly, he was auldicted to no political daughters aod five sons.
master; nor were politics the atmosphere On Wednesday the 131h his mortal re- in which he breatbed frerly, or took demaios were deposited in the family vault light. Yet be entered it, secured from its at Achurch in the county Northamptoo.
infection, in the strength of bis indepep. The fuueral was private; being attended
dence, and sanctity of higher principles only by the family and immediate con.
and references, than with the maxitos or Dexions of the deceased Lord, and by the connexions of the political world. He Oandle and Thrapsion troops of North- combined a generous love of freedom with amptopshire Cavalry, of the latter of
the determined support of order. In mowhich the Noble Lor had long had the ments of peril he was always seen at his command. Their offer of attendance bad post; in ordinary times he was best pleas. been volunteered in the most respectful ed to confide in others. aud affectionate manner, and accepted on
Such a man was he who is now taken the part of the family with a full appre
from his family, his friends, and the world,
in the very vigour of his age; and at the A view of it is in vol, xciii, ii. p. 17, full period of advancing excellence. His
276 OBITUARY.—Lord Henry Moore.- Sir W. Geary, Bt. (Sept. death was suddeo ; but in no respect was Alex. Stewart, esq. (uocle to the present he voprepared. With the practical con- Marquess of Londonderry), and the Right viction that life was unceriain, and witb Hon. Joha-Ormsby Vandeleur. the persuasion that his own life would be short, he brought every action 10 a speedy SIR WILLIAM GEARY, BART. and regular account, and in studying bow Aug. 6. Ac Oxeobeath, Keol, aged 70, best to live, died daily.
Sir Wm. Geary, Bart Director of GreenIt is good to record that such men are wich Hospital, many years Representative sent into existence, and that they are io Parliament for Keul. He was the se. soatched from it without a full recom- cond aud eldest living son of Sir Francis, pense in the present scene. Sucb facts first baronel, by Mary, only child of Ad. convince us that this world, in its best miral Philip Bartholemew, of Kent, Esq. form, is not a reward, but a preparation. Ou the death of bis father in 1796 he
This record is written as though it would succeeded to the title, and having come be subjected to the scrutiny of that judge into possession of a large property in ment to which the writer has often cong. right of his mother, settled at Oxenbeath dently referred; a judgment which toler. Park, one of the most delightful spots in ated no vagueness, and which abhorred all England, finely surrounded by woods, inexaggeration; which weighed scrupulously terspersed with hop plantations, as well the value of words as the pictures of things. as cherry orchards, and at no great dise It is a true record ; untaiated by partial- tance from the banks of the Medway. ity, though flowing from the pen of old, In 1796 he aspired to be a Member for and faithful, and fond affection ; from on the County in which he had takeu up bis who spoke the words of truth to him with residence; and accordingly presented himvoreserved freedom, but who never dared self as a candidate, at the same time with to offend him with the language of uode. Sir Edward Koatchbull, and Filmer Honyserved praise.
wood, Esq. The contest continued dura As a public speaker, his talents were ing nine days, at the end of which he was considerable, bui the exercise of them was second on the poll, having 4418 votes. so controuled by his natural modesty, that Filmer Hunywood, Esq. the unsuccessful they were not to be called forth except candidate, and several of the electors peunder the impulse of a strong and urgent tioned against Sir William's election. On sense of public duty. The qualities of his the 5th of May, 1797, the Chairman of tbe heart are too well and painfully attested Committee that tried the Election reported by the deep sorrow of his most amiable to the House, that Sir William was duly family, of his numerous friends, his te- elected, and that the petition was not frinants and domestics, by all of whom he volous or vexatious. Jo 1797, when be was ardevtly beloved and revered.
To declared his dissent from Mr. Grey's plan hin the beautiful language of Shakspeare of Parliamentary Reform, “ as being 100 may be most justly applied,
nearly allied to Universal Suffrage," Sir His life was gentle, aud the elements
William suggested a plan of bis own, So mixed in him, that Nature might stand
which was to divide the country into dis
tricts, each of which might send one Mem. up And say to all the world, “This was a man'."
ber to Parliament, who could be elected at little or no expense by those who paid
poor's rates to the amount of 101. or 201. LORD HENRY Moore.
He considered the election by ballot “as Lately. At Clifton, near Bristol, Lord the only radical cure to the many erils Henry Seymour Moore, joint Muster. we experienced, more especially as it led master-General in Irelaod, only brother to a good and substantial melioration." and beir presumptive of the Marquess In 1302 he once more offered bis serof Drogbeda.
vices, and having polled 4085 was again He was the secoud son of Charles late and returaed, the books baving been kept open sixth Earl and first Marquess of Drogleda, during the same period as before. Filmer by Anne, dau. of Francis first Marquess Honywood, esq. the unsuccessful candidate of Hertford, and K. G. He married, Sept. in the former election, was relurocd with 28, 1824, Mary, 2d dau. of Sir Heory him, to the exclusion of Sir E. Knatchbull Parnell, of Rathleague, Queen's County, the successful candidate at the said elecBart, and M.P. for Queen's Couoty, by tion. lo 1803, when the establishment of Caroline-Elizabeth, eldest dau. of John the Prince of Wales was brought before first and late Earl of Portarlingtoo. the House by Mr. Calcraft, Sir William
Lady Henry Moore was delivered of a spoke in favour of an immediate resumpson only a few days before his Lordship's tion of the splendour of the heir apparent. death; and this child is now the presump- In the following session be opposed Mr. tive heir to the titles and estales of bis Wilberforce's proposition for an abolitioa uncle. His Lordship's three surviving sise of the Slave Trade, provided that measure ters are married to the Earl of Westmeath, was to take place immediately, as it would
1895.) OBITUARY.-Sir Thomas Stepney, Bart. &c.
277 be only a transfer of misery to the ne- tepant of the County. He was the son of groes, who would be exported by other na- the Rev. Elias T. M.A. sometime Fellow tions. On the 15th of Jan. 1810, he mar. of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Rector ried Mrs. Dering, daughter of Richard of Sowton, Devonshire, and a Portionist Neville, of Furoace, co. Kildare, Esq. and of Bampton, Oxon. of which latter County relict of Edward Deriog, Esq. eldest son he was a Justice of the Peace. Mr. T. of Sir Edward Deriog, Bart, and had is- was bred up to the profession of the law, sue a son, boro Nov. 20, 1810, and ano- and his father residing at Bampton, he ther son, born io April 1816.
was at an early age articled to the late
William Stephens, esq. of the neighbourSra ROBERT BATESON HARVEY, BART. ing parish of Kencot, whose practice lay
June 5. At Langley Park, Bucks, in very little in the proceedings of Courts of bis 78th year, Sir Robert-Batesov Harvey, Justice, but consisted principally of conBart. of Killoquin, co. Antrim. He was son veyancing, and stewardships and receiverof Richard Bateson, Esq. (son of Robert ships of noblemen and gentlemen. Mr. Bateson, Esq, of Garstang, co. Lancaster); T. at the age of 22, settled himself at Oxaod was uncle to the present Sir Robert ford as an attorney, and in March, 1766, Batesoo, of Belvoir Park, co. Down. was admitted a member of the Council
Chamber of that Corporation. From his SIR THOMAS STEPNEY, BART. talents and application to business he Sept. 12. Aged 65, Sir Thomas Step- very speedily attained to great eminence ney, eigbib Baronet, of Prendergast, co. in his profession ; be received appointPembroke, and Grooun of the Bedcham- ments to many of the College Stewardber to his R. H. the Duke of York.
ships, and to most of the public law situ. He was the younger of the two sons of ations in the County and City ; among Sir Thomas, the sixtb Baronet, by Elean others to the Clerkship of the Peace of por, only daugbter and beiress of Tho- the County, wbich he executed for nearly mas Lloyd, esq. He joherited the title in fifty years, until his resignation in 1815*. Oct, 1811, on the death of his elder bro- In 1795 he stood a severe contest for the ther Sir Joho (who was M.P. for Mop- office of Town Clerk of the Ciry, and sucmouth, and for many years Envoy and ceeded. This place has since his death Minister Plenipotentiary at the Courts of again become the object of a great conBerlio and Dresden, and who died at Vi. Bict between his second son, Mr. T. H. enna); and married at Edinburgh, June 8, Taunton, the Clerk of the Peace of the 1813, Mrs. Russell Manners. They had 'County, and Mr. T. Roberson, which last. Do issue ; and the title is extinct.
ed three days, and was attended with all Sir John, the third Baronet, having the bustle, parade, and expence of an elecmarried Justina, daughter and heiress of tion for a Member of Parliament, all the Sir Anthony Vandyke, the deceased Sir common Preeinen, who are 1800 in numThomas was fifth in descent from that ber, being voters. Mr. T. H. Taunton was justly.celebrated painter. It has been defeated, owing principally to his father generally supposed that Sir Thomas Step- and grandfather having been uniformly Dey was the last surviving representative partizaus of the new or Marlborough inof Sir Anthony; but that is far from being terest, now nearly extinct. On the great the case. The honourable distinction occasion of his R. H. the Prince Regent (for such it really is) devolves on the de paying a visit to Oxford in 1814, Mr. scendants of his sisters. He bad three; Taunton, as Town Clerk, had the honour the eldest, Margaretta-Eleanora, died une to read to him the City Address of Cone married; the second, Elizabetha - Brid. gratulation in the Council Chamber, where gelta, married to Joseph Gulston, esq. bis R.H. condescended to pay the CorpoP.S. A. the unrivalled Collector of Por- ration a visit. There were assembled at traits, and the Patron of Granger; and the time the Emperor of Russia, the King Mr. Gulston's only daughter is now the of Prussia, the Prince of Orange, the beau; eldest branch of the descendants of Van- tiful Duchess of Oldenburg, and the other dyke. A third sister of Sir Thomas, foreigo Princes and Ministers who honourJostioa-Maria, married first to Francis ed tbe celebrity at Oxford witb their comHead, esq. and secoodiy to General Cowpany. Mr. T. delivered the Address with ell, left by her first busband a daughter, so much energy, though then in his seventhe widow of the Rev. George Herbert, brother to the Earl of Carnarvon, (see * Sir William's predecessor in this part i. p. 379,) and by her second, two sons, office was Mr. Walker, many years the
auditor of the late Duke of Marlborough, Sua WILLIAM ELIAS TAUNTON. who maintained his station with a degree Aug. 3. At bis house at Grandpont, of dignity never excelled. He succeeded Berks, near Oxford, in the 81st year of Mr. Nares, M.P. for the City (afterwards bis age, Sir William Elias Taunton, Kot. Sir George Nares), who resigoed on being Town Clerk of Oxford, and Deputy Lieu. made a Judge of the Common Pleas.