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Mjrtjuij of Stafford, if done by a tenant at tack rent.

9. To the person who shall, in the year 1807, no'ke in a substantial and durable manner, the best reservoir in hi* farm, for the reception of dun? water, either fpr floating or carrying off in carts, a silver medal, cup, or five guineas.

JO.. To the person, who ahall lay down for permanent pasture, not less than six acre* oF land, in the best manner and cleanest from weeds, and sowed with clover an'. Krass seed^, the same to be viewed in May, 1S10, a silver cup or seven guineas.

11. To the person who ahill in the year 1809, improve by marling on the green award, in the best and moat effectual manner, not less than eight acres of Una, a silver cup or seven guineas.

12. To the person who shall, in the year 1809, improve by snirling on the fallow, in the beat and most effectual manner, not less than five acre* of land', to. be viewed before the marl is turned under, a silver cup or Ave guineas.

1,3, 'To the person who shall exhibit, in 18(19, the, best clover root, growing on lards which shall have, borce cabbages or turnips in 1807, such crop consisting of not less than four acrts, and to be viewed by the, 12th of June next, a silver cup or five guineas.

14- To the person, wdo shall exhibit the best crop of wheat, growing on lands which shall h-jve borne cabbaees or turnip" in 1308, and clover in 1809, such crop consisting of not less than four acres, and to be viewed in July 1810, a silver cup or five guineas.

JJ.B. No person, except subscribers to this society, can be entitled to any of the foregoing premiums.

Married.'] At.Mayfield, William Greaves, Mil, of Derby, to Miss Evans, only daughter of the Rev. William E,

D«»iJ At West Brpomwiclc, Mr, El well, 71.

At Great Birr Hajl, Mr. Whitby, 78.

At Burrlem, in the Pottericr, Mrs. Bagnal, of the Leopard Inn.

At Ncwcait'e, Mr. Samuel Hilton, an alderman of that borough. He served the office of mayor in 1793 —Mr, Richard Barley.

At the Park. House, near Ashley, Mr. Dean.

At Bctlcy, Mts. Hsrlaaton.

At Finney Green, Mrs. Steel, wile of, Mr. George S. A

At the Over llearoies, near Eccltshajl, Mr, Richard blakeman, 42.

At Wolvethampton, Mrs. Downing, wife at ivir. D. mercer, of Nantwich.

At Golden Hill, Mr. Bridgwood.

At Lane Kiul, Mr. Hartje,—Mr, James Goodwin.

At Lane DJph, Mr, Richard Forrester, a srricauc in the local militia. His eldest son was entered in the same grave wiib him.

At BeiAswich, Mrs, >VilliamJ»U»ori, 4?.

At LichfirW, aged 71, the Rev. James FaV oner, D.I), archdeacon of Demy, divinity* lecturer,.a pronentlary of Gaia Minor in he cathedral church o Lichfiel I, rector of ThorpeConstantine, in the county nf Sc.iti'rd. vicar of Lullington, in De-byshire, and for many years, an able, active, and upright in*gis. trate; respected and esteemed in the various departments of his ussfill and valuable life.— It) the 66th year of her sge, Anna Seward, a lady distinguished for her talents in various works of literature. She was the daughter of the late R v. i immas S rector o; Eyam, Derbyshire, prebendary uf Salisbury, and cinon residentiary of Lichfield. From this parent she received an excellent educationShe early discovered symptoms ot a rhyming propensity, and becoming acquainted with the late Lady Miller, of Bath Easton, was a frequent, and sometimes a successful candidate for the myrtle wreath of me poetic institution of that villa. Her first regular publication was a beautiful ele^y on Captain Cook, which together with an ode to the Sua, a Bath Easton prise poem, was published in a qu-irco pamphlet in 1780. The following year she produced a monody on her gallant and amiable friend Major Andre; and it is said that Dr. Darsvin, speaking of this poem, and that on Captain Cook, used to style her the inventress of F.pic elegy. Her subsequent ptoductinns have been, a poem totbe memory of Lady Miller; Louisa, a poetical novel; an ode on General Elliot's return from Gibraltar] Llangollen Vale, with other poems; Sonnets and Huratian Odes; and a Life of Dr. Darwin. [Further partUulari iv.ll be given in our ntxt.]


Married.'} At Harborne, John, the eldest son of Joseph Freeman, esq. of Pedmore Hall, Worcestershire, to Mary Anne, second daughter of the late William Caslep, esq. uf die Ravenhurst, Staffordshire.

At Stratford on Avon, the Rev. Thomas Wyr.dham, of Hinton, Hants, to Anne* eldest daughter of Walter Stubbs, esq.

At Aston, John Reames. esq. of Bristol, to Anne Is-bclla, second daughter of Mr. William Whitmore.

Died.] On Sund.iy the Jciih of March, aged 21 vears, Miss Shuckburgh, daughter of Sir Stewkley Shuckburgh, baronet, of shuckburgh Park. The following are the circumstances relating to the very melancholy death of this truly amiable and accomplished young lady: Lieutenant Sharp, of the Bedfordshire militia, with the other officers of that regiment, quartered at Davcntry, frequently visited at Shuckburgh Park, during which visits, Mr. Sharp formed or professed to have formed an attachment for Miss Shuckburgh. As soon as the baronet perceived that Mr. Sharp's attentions to Miss Shuckburgh wore the appearance of particularity, he enquired into his character and connections, and finding neither such as lie approved, he comiru. the intcli^-ace he had receive.! inspecting

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then, indeed, I should be happy. Caroline, my fate in certain; I am sorry you will not let me live; I am no child in my defermin nation; when once Gxed, ir is immoveaole; I have no earthly zhlogs to llre for, for you will never he mine. so I will seek another and a better world. I can now again scarcely believe you love me, as you will not :rust me wirh your tweet letters, but I llnll soon be. insensible to every thing; and on my' "'°f¢ you may depend on my putting them ll tht cave some time tonuorrow night. WMD I am dead, read them over, and judge of lb,delighr when I received them; and of my anguish ro brouliged ro give them up. My prepanriom ro quit this world rake up so much ofmyiime, :har I cannot say more, ¢han God bleu you! and may he tb: evvr protect you from the miserable awful end of your truly falrhlul and alTe¢ti0r\lI¢. !l1°UEl1 wretched, . P||||.rr A. S. “I implare and supplieate your prayers; and most rervenlly and lincertly will I pflfé' in my last moments, that you may never feel, the lean remorse of conscience, as the cause of my suicide, for it vi-is In your p°W¢-fy "ld your’| only, ro save me, bo! you IIN! with disdain all my arguments. Adieo,~ for ever adieu. P- A- 5| “I camp so fully assured of seeing you Inst night, that I wal not prepared to die, or indeed I should. I acknowledge you have good grounds to (roar my :hmm ao slightly, bor the mme will come when you may are my resolution is not to be shaken Wh!! would have been your feelings (if you hav¢ any feelings), had you found me with my brains blown out at the cave this morning, which certainly would have been the case, had I not put such conlidence in your coming to meet me? O! for shime, Caroline; to long as the gentlemen were over their wine, not to spare me one short moment, to make my deltheasy; but l forgive you, nor will I repine at my unhappv lot. Had you seen my brninsscartered on QQ* you could have

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shall believe you do. if you say one other word about your letters, I think I shall be tempt: d to take you with me, to that other and that better world you talk so much about; where we shall be united, never, never to part; then, indeed, we shall enjoy that bliss your cruel parents deny us here; but I fervently hope your letter will be kind, and give m* another solemn vow never to be another's; then I can die alone and contented; but if you give me room to suspect riia: you will ever become any one's wife but mine, the thought will be certain death."

"I am contented to die, and fervently do I hope you may be able to live, and live happy, and sometimes think of me. I have from my heart and soul forgiven all who have injured me, and hope they will grant me their forgiveness. I feel not the least resentment against any one, and I feel I can die happy."

A short note, containing only the following expressions, was found in Mr. Sharp's pocket, after his death:—" Caroline, Caroline,shame, shame upon you; not one kind line at parting, cruel, cruel girl, adieu for ever!" But it is supposed that on seeing her come at a distance, he hastily thrust it into his pocket, and wrote in pencil the following words, which were found lying in the room :—" I cannot live, and feared I should not have had resolution. I shall do it with more composure than 1 could have possibly expected."

The letters written to Miss Shuckburgh were scattered about the room; those written by her were sealed up under cover directed to Sir Stewkley Shuckburgh, and placed in a cupboard in the summer-house. The pistol with which Mr. Sharp shot Miss Shuckburgh, he threw to the opposite end of the room; that with which he destroyed himself lay close by his right hand: he had two other loaded pistols, one in his pock,;, and the other was placed by the letters in the cupboard—he had also six bullets in his pu.kct. The coroners inquest was held the ntxt da_y, and a verdict was returned of lunacy respecting Mr. Sharp, and that Miss Shuckburgh died by his hand. She was not at all disfigured by the shot, there being no appearance of it but the small perforation where the bullet penetrated, which was on the left side of her bead. A more angtlick corpse was never seen, as in life, so in death, her countenance exhibited a smile of complacency. Her remains were interred in the family vault at Shuckburgh, on Monday the Jd of April. The amiable ami virtuous lie of this yorng lady, is the only source of consolation which her distressed family and friends have under this axtraordinary and most afflictive occurrence. At Chesterfield, Mr. Jchn White, 74. At Tack! took, in the 101st year of his age, Thomas Smith, esq. His benevolence to (he poor caused him to be sincerely regretted by all those who knew Imn. He retained hit faculties to the last moment, arid

used to walk twenty miles a-day to superintend his farms, and performed that arduous task in the week preceding his death.

At Birmingham, Mr. John Wright—^dwari, the youngest son of Mr. Thorn is Weob. —William Beach, M. D.—Mr. Richard Filcher, attorney. He married a sisrer of the . late Col. Montrtsur, of the r .yal engineers.— Mrs. Lang^ton, 76 —Mr. John Jonc;.—Mrs. Fcardsmore—Mr. Bartholomew Kedfern, 69. —Mr. W Styies, many years proprietor of the Ro\al Hotel.

At Bulkington, the Rev. Edward Nason, curate of that place.

At Dudley, Mr. William Reeve. At Coventry, Mrs. Woodrofle, 76-—Mr. Titnothy Francis—Miss Jane Parker. At Camphill, Miss Hadley. At Stratford upon Avon, Miss Ann Kimnell, 25.

saaorsHiai. Married.'] At Shrewsbury, S. Sampson, esq. of London, to Mrs. Crump, relict of the Rev. Henry C. late of Leighton, in this county.

Died.'] At Berghill, Mrs. Smith. 88. At Newport, Mrs. Baddeley, wile of Mr. B. surgeon.

At Shrewsbury, Mr. Robert Webster.— Mr. Francis Pritchard, 89.—Mrs. HughesMrs. Orme, 81); and on the following day her 'brother, Mr. Daniel Powell.—Mr. Davies.

At Stoke, aged 24, Mr. John Wright, son of Mr. William W. of the Swan inn. His death is attributed to having eaten a few -muscles, shortly after which he was seized with violent pains in the abdomen, sickness, fever, constipation, and other symptoms, denoting inflammation of the bowels; the most able medical men were immediately called in, but their efforts were of no avail; he languished three days in great p.iin, until the period of his dissolution.

At West Coppice, John Smitheman, esq. At, Whitchurch, Mr. Ivory, 42. — Mr. Jackson, 35 —Mr. Price, officer of excise.— Mrs. Edwards.—Mr. Hassal, 70. At Iscoyd, Mrs. Congreve_, 69. At the Citadel, near Hawkstone, George Downward, esq. many years steward to the late Sir Richard Hill, and, since his decease, to Sir John Hill, bait. He executed the charge committed to him with the greatest integrity, punctuality, and diligence; and bit loss will be severely felt, not only by his widow and children, to whom be was an affectionate husband and indulgent father, but also by his employer, and by all other persons with whom he had any transactions.

At Market Drayton, Mr. Brazier, banker.
At All Stretton, Moses Luther, esq.
At Smethcott, Mr. Sogers.

woacxsTxasHiai. At a meeting of the inhabitants of Worcester, for the purpose of taking into consideration the state of the children of the labouring class of society in that city, it was <e

•oltwl solved to ope^ a subscription for the purpose of establishing a school, for the gratuitous eau<"ation of pcor children in useful learning and morality, on the plan of Or. Bell and Mr. Lancaster.

. Marritd"] At Powicli, Robert Stone, esq. ©f Somer's Hall, Derby, to Miss Blew, daughter of John B. esq.

A'. K ng". Njrton, JMr. John Crowley, to Miss Ann lng;.nu> daughter of Mr. William 1. sen. ot Withwood Farm.

At Malvein, the Rev. William Raine, to Miss Parker.

DrJ.] At Worcester, Mrs. Ann Challo

ner Mr. Richard Incell, 69 —Mr. Biddle.

At Rrdditch, Mrs. MillwarJ, sen. relict of James M. esq. 66.

At Tunnel Hill, Upton, Miss Mary Robjnsoo, 38.

At Dudley, aged -19, Mrs. Parsons, wife of Mr. Daniel Parsons. She submitted her understanding to the claims of the truth as it is in Jesus; and her deportment in private life, and amidst every day's occurrences, attested the sincerity of her faith and obedience. In the circle of her family and neighbourhood, licr character was the o!»ject of more than ordinary esteem and admiration. It was her happiness to render others fiappy. Her kind and tender heart easily me'ted at human woes, and in works of mercy she was unwearied ; but her wisdom and discrimination were equal to her benevolence. She was ever mure anxious to afford permanent, than immediate, relief; studying to remove the cause of suffering, and to prevent its recurrence. From a deep sense of the importance of early instrution, she distinguished herself by her attention to the improvement of the rising generation; and in her lamented death, the dhildren of the poor especially, have lost a frotectiess and a friend, who will with difficulty be replaced. In the chamber of sickness, her Chriftian graces shene lortff with a most engaging lustre, and piety and faith obtained a signal triumph over nature. With truly submission, and strong and animating hope, she awaited the appointed time, and at length suok into that sleep by which, through the divine mercy, her powers of activity and enjoyment will, as she humbly trusted, be unspeakably recruited and enlarged. While we cherish the sweet yet melancholy remembrance ol the past, let us bow with rcveieuce to the mysterious wilt of God, reposing ourselres on the assurance, welcome, beyond description, to the frail and mourning offspring of the dust, that human virtue shall not perish, aud thai beyond the vale of death, there n " a better country," where languor, disease, and suffering, will be unknown, and where friends will never part.


Married] At Goodrich, Mr. Powell, of Ross, to Miss Hughes.

Dica.~\ At Hereford, in his 7dth year, John Cam, esq. receiver-general foi ihe

county, and formerly fellow of St. John"* college, Cambridge; in which university, after a residence of ten Tears, he completed his aducation for the profession ol medicine, which he afterwards exercised with great celcbritv and success.

At Ross, Mrs Dew, sister of the late Daniel D. esq. 84>.—Mrs. Aveline, relict of Samuel A. esq.—Mrs. Barrow, relict of Mr. Jonathan B. 82.—Mrs. Prosser, relict of Mr. Charles P.

A' Much Marcle,.neaf Ledbury, aged 46, the Rev. James Roberts, D. D. one of the chaplains to His Royal Hishness the Prince of Wales, lector of Abbey Dure, and vicar of Much Marcle. The affability of his manners, and his liberality of conduct, as well on the difficult subject of tythes, as on other occasions, procured him the esteem of the higher orders of his neighbours and parishioners; whilst his unbounded generosity towards the poor equally engaged their respect and affections. In his friendships he was warm and sincere; and if his natural spirits and vigour of constitution sometimes carried1 him beyond the strict lines of prudence and discretion, no malignant pissions harboured ill his bosom, and the regrets which accompany his death will be numrrous and lasting.

At Weston under Penyard, Mr. Edward Tovey, 8t.

At Wickton, near Leominster, Mr. Harris, sen. 76.

At Leominster, Mr Francis Jones.


Died] At Warmley, Mr John Davis).

At Stow. Mr Chatle*.

At Cirencester, Mr. William Townsend.

A* St Bmvell's, Mr Thomas Kear.

At Tormarton, Charles, second son of Mr, Brockman.

At Wiekwar, Mr. Carew.

At Little Soobury House, W. H. T. Con. rand.

At Stratton, near Cirencester, the Rev. Clement Clynn, rector of Great Chalocld, Wilts.

At Bank's Fees House, Sophia, wife of Daniel Raymond Barker, esq.

At Gloucester, Stephen Woodifield, esq. 84.—Mr. William Dunn, one or the others of the corporation of this city, 59—Mrs. Hopton, of the Lamb.—Mrs. Hannah Palmer, 90 —John Parker, esq. one of the ju>tices of the peace for the county.

At Painswick, Mrs. ^melia Roberts.

At Tewkesbury, Mrs. Hayter.—Miss Sperry, 15. 'At Draycott's Mill, Mrs. White.

At Dudericge, i.ear Stroud, Mr. Thomu. Summers, Sf2.

At Stroud, Mrs. Elizabeth Winnett.

At Slimbiidge, Mr. Thomas French, 23.


On the night of the 4th of April, the bouse of the Rev. Mr. Moulde, at the vil.j_- sf Hackley, was consumed by fire, with


sijblinj, Ice. and four oth r homes adjoining. Two horses were burnt; it is supposed that dama£ts to the amount of 50001. wt re sustained, sod the premises were all uninsured.

Married ] At Henley on Tharaes, [.met Philip Hewlett, A.M. of M„gdiieu college, Oxford, to Miit Esther Brusewille, daughter of Peter B. esq.

At Oxford, H-nry Towsey, esq. to Frances, youngest daughter of the Rev. Bei.j., late rectur of Wheatfield.

At Drayton, Mr. William Floyd, of Oxford, to Miss Ann Stephens.

At Fulbrook, T. Justice, esq. of Appleford, Berks, to Miss Hunt.

Vied.] At Witney, Mrs. A. Fox.

At Watlington, Miss Stringer.

At Oxford, Mrs. Havocs, wife of Mr.

Stephen H. 27 Mr. John Taylor.—Miss

Moorsom, only daughter of the latu Lirute. funt-colonrl M. of the royal marines, 17.

At Alvescott, Mrs. Nalder, sen.

At Bampton,' John Mender, esq.

At Headingtun, Mrs. Hami-h hnikh, 31.

At Dorchester, Mrs. Sheen, ii.>.


Married ] At lvtr, Spurgron Farrer, esq. of Cole tSrayf.tld, to Mis. Milt'ord, relict of Capt. M. of the royal navy, ami daughter of the Hon. David Anstruthcv, of Hunts.iicie Park.

At West Wycomb, Doyle, esq. of

London, to Miss Crowther, daughter of Watkin C. esq. of Flomcr Green, r.ear High


At High Wycomb, Mr. R. Plaistowr, of Loudwaier, to Miss Badcock, of Handy Cross.

At Stony Stwt.ord, E. A. Worley, esq. to Miss D ay sin.

Died. | At Thornliam Hall, the teat of Thomas Sir pheid, esq. Mrs. Gurnry.

Mr. Gwillim.of Wendover. He was found dead on the road between that plane a d Aylesbury, and is tupposed to have fallea from his horse in an apoplectic fit.

AC Newport Pagnel, Mrs. Tye, 77.


Died] The Rev. Thomas Hargus. rector 6f Reedwith Batkway, and of Treyford, Sussex. He was a justice of the peace for the county, and while officiating in that cipicity was •cited with convulsive spasms, and expired In a lew hours

At Bushey, M. Madan, esq only surviving ton of the late Rev. Mr. M. of bpaom, Surry.

At Hitchin, Mr. James Haycock.


Married] At Great Milton, Edward Bowles, esq of Lincoln college, Oxford, to Mary Anne, only daughter of W. Jemmttt, esq. of Milton-house, near Tetsworth, Oxfordshirr.

At Oundte, Mr. Rather, to Elizabeth, daughter of Mi. Nathaniel Ball.

At Moulton, Mr T hernias East en, of Northampton, to Miss Sarah Barber.

At Not hampton, Mr. Heary.MarthaU, of

Newport Pagnel, Bucks, to Mrs. Locket.

daughter of the late Alderman Gudgeon, of the former place.

aD'V.J At Wellingborough, John Arden, esq latemaprin the 3d dragoons, eldest son of the hate Rav. John A of Longcrol't Halls, S'afTordshire.'

At Daventry, Mr. George Houghton, many years master or the Swan inn, 80.

At Ketterinf, Mrs. Dexter, relict of Mr. D. attorney, 80.

At Marston St. Laurence, William Walmtley, cent.

At Rhthervaick, Mrs Wilkinson, third daughter of Henry O'Brien, esq. She was su'jject to epileptic fits, and was found dead in the dravving-ro/im, where she had been kit alone for a few minutes.

At Great Welcon, William, eldest ton of Wiiliam Bellamy, gent. 11.

At Watford Gap, Miss Catharine Payne. At Burton Lalimrr. the P.ev. Samuel Bar* wick, upwards of fifty years rector of that parish, 77. His acts of bounteous and unwcaiied munificence were almost incredible, and so void of ostentation, that the source whence they flowed were often unknown. To mention one instarce from among many, ho tome time since sent an anonymous donation, of HIO'il. to the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, and till his death it is believed that they never knew who was the donor. Among his parishioners hit acts of kindness ar,tl charity were incessant j and it might literally be said of him, that " he went about doins good."


Mi rried.] At St. Ives, Mr. William Faux,

jun. o.1" Suuon, in the Isle of Ely, to Mist

Susan Rugely, youngest daughter of the late

Matthew R. esq. ol Potton, Bedfordshire.

Died-] At Huntingdon, Mr. E. M. Harris,,


At Alconkory, Mr. William Goodwin.


The tubjects for the Members' Priret for this year are:—For ihe Senior Bachelors, "Qu'aiiiam ptxeipue valeant ad Imperium ftafciiiendum?" For the Middle Bachelors, •' Anue historit vein (ex. gr. Sidnx, a Xoueb. tcriuta atque nuper edia) plut v.leat qiiam fsliulosa (ex. gr. Grandisoni, a Rich.irsuno conficta), ad hominum mores beni lotmsnd.isr''

The prixe proposed by the Notrisian Professnr for the best dis ertstion on "The Christian Sabbath," it ihit year adjudged to William lVlland, M. A. of Trinity-eollexe.

Man ted.] At Haddenham, ihe Rev. .lostph Favrer, of somersharo, Huntlngodmmire, tb Saiah, second daughter of Mr. John Clay.

At Cambridge, Sarhucl Fiske, esq of S*i% fron Waldcn, to Lettice, eldelt daughter of fh> late William Roberts.

At Linton, Mr. Messenger, of Croydon, Surry, to Miss Hand, of the Crown Ino, Linton.


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