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Marquis of Stafford, if done by a tenant at Ar Lichfeld, aged 71, the Rev. James rack rent.
Fali oner, D.I), archdeaco' of Dervy, divinity9. To the person who shall, in the year lecturer, a prebendary of Gaia Vinor in he 1809, make in a substantial and durable man. cathedral church o Lichfieli, rector of Thorpener, the best reservoir in his farm, for the Constantine, in the county of Statford, vicar reception of dung water, either for floating of Lullington, in Derbyshire, and for many or carrying off in carts, a silver medal, cupe years, an able, active, and upright magisor five gvineas.
trale; respected and esteemed in the various 10. To the person, who shall lay down departments of his usiful and valuable life.for permanent pasture, not less than six acres In the 66th year of her age, Anna Seward, of land, in the best manner and cleanest from a lady distinguished for her talents in various weeds, and sowed with clover and grass seeds, works of literature. She was the daughter of the same to be viewed in May, 1810, a silver the late Rév. Thomas S. rector of Eyam, cup or seven guineas.
Derbyshire, prebendary ut Salisbury, and 11. To the person who shall in the year cnon residentiary of Lichfeld. From this 1809, improve by marling on the green sward, parent she received an excellent education. in the best and most effectual manner, not She early discovered symptoms of a rhyming less than çight acres of land, a silver cup or propensity, and becoming acquainted with seven guineas.
the lale Lady Miller, of Bath Easton, was a 12. To the person who shall, in the year frequent, and sometimes a successful candi1809, improve by marling on the fallow, in date for the myrtle wreach of the poetic the best and most effectual manner, not less institution of that villa. Her first regular than five acres of land, to be viewed before publication was a beautiful elegy on Captain the marl is turned under, a silver cup or five Cook, which together with an ode to the Sun, guíneas,
a Bath Easton prize poem, was published in a 13, To the person who shall exhibit, in quarto pamphlet in 1780. The following 18n9, the best clover root, growing on lands year she produced a mopody on her gallant which shall have borse cabbage, or turnips in and arniable friend Major André; and it is said 1807, such crop consisting of not less than that Dr. Darwin, speaking of chis poem, and four acres, and to be viewed by the 12th of that on Captain Cook, used to style her the June ncxi, a silver cup or five guineas. inventress of Epic elegy. Her subsequent
14. To the person, who shall exhibit the productions have been, a poem to the memory best crop of wheat, growing on lands which of Lady Miller: Louisa, a poetical novel; an shall have borne cabbages or turnips in 1808, ode on General Elliot's return from Gibraltar; and clover in 1809, such crop consisting of Llangollen Vale, with other poems; Sonnets nor less than four acres, and to be viewed in and Horatian Odes; and a Life of Dr. Darwin. July 1810, a silver cup or five guincas. [Further particulars will be given in our next.] N.B. No person, except subscribers to this
WARWICKSHIR L. society, can be entitled to any of the foreguing Married.) At Harborne, John, the eldest premiums.
son of Joseph Freeman, esq. of Pedmore Hall, Married.] At Mayfield, William Greaves, Worcestershire, to Mary Anne, second daughM.D, of Derby, to Miss Evans, only daughter ter of the late William Caslep, esq. of the of the Rev. William E.
Ravenhurst, Staffordshire. Died.] At West Broom wick, Me, Elwell, At Stratford on Avon, the Rev. Thomas
Wyndham, of Hinton, Hants, co Anne, Al Great Barr Hall, Mr. Whitby, 78. eldest daughter of Walter Stubbs, esq.
At Burrlem, in the Potteries, Mrs. Bagnal, At Aston, John Reames, esq. of Bristol, to of the Leopard Inn.
Anne Isabella, second daughter of Mr. Wil. At Newcastle, Mr. Samuel Halton, an al- liam Whitmore. derman of that borough. He served the Died.] On Sunday the 26th of March, office of mayor in 1793 -Mr. Richard Barley, aged 21 years, Miss Shuckburgh, daughter of
All the Park House, near, Ashley, Mr. Sir Stewkley Shuckburgh, baronet, of Shuck. Dean.
burgh Park. The foliowing are the circumAt Betley, Mrs. Harlaston,
stances relating to the very melancholy death At Finney Green, Mrs Steel, wife of Mr. of this truly amiable and accomplished young George S.
lady: Lieutenant Sharp, of the Bedfordshire At the Over Hearpies, near, Eceleshall, Mr, militia, with the other officers of that regiRichard Blakeman, 42.
ment, quartered at Daventry, frequently At Wolverhampton, Mrs. Downing, wife visited at Shuckburgh Park, during which of Mo, D. niercer, of 'Nantwich,
visits, Mr. Sharp formed or professed to have Ac Golden Hill, Mr. Bridgwood.
formed an attachment for Miss Shuckburgh. At Lane End, Mr. Hartle. --Mr. James. As soon as the baronet perceived that Mr. Goodwin,
Sharp's attentions to Miss Shuckburgh wore At Lane Delph, Mr, Richard Forrester, a the appearance of particularity, he coquired serjeant in the local militia. His eldest son into his character and connections, and finding was entered in the same grave with him. neither such as he approved, he cominunicated
At Berkswich, Mrs. William Jackson, 49, the intelligence he had receiveduspesting
them to his daughter, and immediately desired then, indeed, I should be happy. Caroline,
PHILIP A. S.
P. A.S . No-no-no, in answer as he supposed to a "I came so fully assured of seeing you proposal of elopement. A pistol was imme. Tast night, that I was not prepared to die, or diately. fired and one fellathe butler was indeed I should. I acknowledge you have abuut to open the dour, when in the space of good grounds to treat my threats so slightly, two seconds another pistol was fired and the but the time will come when you may sce other feil; the butter then alarnied the my resolution is not to be shaken. What family, and on opening the duor, Miss Shuck. would have been your feelings (if you have burgh and Mr. Sharp were found lifeless on any feelings), had you found me with my the floor. The two letters of the 24th and brains blown out at the cave this morning, 26th of March, addressed by Mr. Sharp to which certainly would have been the case; Miss Shuckburgh, found un-opened in the had I not put such confidence in your coming summer house after the shocking event, prove to meet me? O! for shame, Caroline; so beyoid all doubt that the interview which long as the gentlemen were over their wine, ended in this' sad catastrophe was on Miss not to spare me one short moment, to niake Shuckburgh's part fortuitous; that she had my deach easy; but I forgive you, nor will I not the least expectation of seeing Mr. Sharp, repine at my unhappy lot. Had you seen my but went solely for the purpose of leaving the brains scattered on the earth, you could have letters she had received from him, and of taken my letter from my cold hand, and carrying away those she had written. They rend it with composure, without shedding a were as follow:
4. P. A. S. Friday, March 24, 1809. Extracts from the letter, dated Sunday morna "Caroline! O my beloved Caroline! I cane ing, two o'clock, March 26, 1809. .but a short time longer endore your cruel (Now that I have settled, as well as my
scorn ; prepare to hear the worst of me, and agitated mind will allow me, all my earthly take care of yourelf. O! ny heavens! how affairs, I will devote my last sad monients to Joth I am to die, bot you compel me to leave my ever and for ever beloved Caroline, proyou for, was ever the time to come when vided the contents or your letter, 1 expect to you would bave no parents to oppose your find at the cave, does not compel me to kin
will, I dare not, cannot think you would make you, as well as myself, which I hope in ben. Litme happy. I wish once more to read your ven it will not. I canse firmly resoi sed to
dear leuten, and then, oh my honour, I will die; I have exerted all my energy to lives bring them to the cave to-morrow night, and but without you it cannot be; all my reli shall expect to find mine in the same place gion and fortitude I had used to possess, has on Sunday night. If you love me, tell me now left me; and indeed I am á wretched where you are going on Monday with Frank mortal; and yet I feel nyt the least fear of and your dear father. Your professions of love deach, but can with pleasure and composure we ardent as I etould possibly wish; would quit this lite, for it is timpossible I can suffer w God that your actions were us convincing morej tad if you doubt we will, whicla
shall believe you do, if you say one other used to walk twenty miles a-day to superin. word about your letters, I think I shall be tend his farms, and performed that arduvus tempted to take you with me, to that other task in the week preceding his death. and that better world you talk so much At Birmingham, Mr. John Wright. -Ed. about; where we shall be united, never, ward, the youngest son of Mr. Thomus Webb. never to part; then, indeed, we shall enjoy William Beach, M.D.-Mr. Richard Pilthat bliss your cruel parents deny us here; cher, attorney. He married a sister of the but I fervently hope your letter will be kind, late Col. Montresor, of the royal engineers. and give me another solemn vow never to be Mrs. Langston, 76 - Mr. John Jones.--Mrs. another's; then I can die alone and contented; Beardsmore. -Mr. Bartholomew Redfern, 69. but if you give me room to suspect tha: you --Mr. W. Styles, many years proprietor of will ever become any one's wife but mine, the Royal Hotels the thought will be certain death."
At Bulkingron, the Rev. Edward Nason, “ I am contented to die, and fervently do curate of that place. · I hope you may be able to live, and live At Dudley, Mr. William Reeve.
happy, and sometimes think of me. I have At Coventry, Mss. Woodroffe, 76.-Mr. from my heart and soul forgiven all who have Timothy Francis.-Miss Jane Parker. injured me, and hope they will grant me At Camphill, Miss Hadley. their forgiveness. I feel not the least re- At Stratford upon Avon, Miss Ann Kimsentment against any one, and I feel I can nell, 25. die happy."
SKROPSHIRE. A short note, containing only the following Married. At Shrewsbury, S. Sampson, expressions, was found in Mr. Sharp's pocket, esq. of London, to Mrs. Crump, relict of the after his death :-“Caroline, Caroline, shame, Rev. Henry C. late of Leighton, in this shame upon you ; not one kind line at parting, county. cruel, cruel girl, adieu for ever!" But it is Died.) At Berghill, Mrs. Smith. 88. supposed that on seeing her come at a dis- At Newport, Mrs. Baddeley, wife of Mr. tance, he hastily thrust it into his pocket, B. surgeon. and wrote in pencil the following words, At Shrewsbury, Mr. Robert Webster. which were found lying in the room :-"Í Mr. Francis Pritchard, 89.-Mrs. Hughes. cannot live, and feared I should not have had Mrs. Orme, 80; and on the following day her resolution. I shall do it with more composure 'brother, Mr. Daniel Powell.-Mr. Davies. than I could have possibly expected."
At Stoke, aged 24, Mr. John Wright, son The letters written to Miss Shuckburgh of Mr. William W. of the Swan ion. His were scattered about the room ; those written death is attributed to having eaten a few by her were sealed up under cover directed to muscles, shortly after which he was seized Sir Stewkley Shuckburgh, and placed in a with violent pains in the abdomen, sickness, cupboard in the summer-house. The pistol fever, constipation, and other symptoms, dewithi which Mr. Sharp shot Miss Shuckburgh, noting intłanimation of the bowels; the most he threw to the opposite end of the rooni; able medical men were immediately called in, that with which he destroyed himself lay but their efforts were of no avail ; he lanclose by his right hand: he had two other guished three days in great pain, until tbc loaded pistols, one in his pocket, and the period of his dissolution. other was placed by the letters in the cupsAt West Coppice, John Smitheman, esq. board - he had also six bullets in his pocket. At, Whitchurch, Mr. Ivory, 42. - Mr. The coroners inquest was held the next day, Jackson, 35-Mr. Price, officer of excise. and a verdict was returned of lunacy respec. Mrs. Edwards.-Mr. Hassal, 70. ting Mr. Sharp, and that Miss Shuckburgh At Iscoyd, Mrs. Congreve, 69. died by bis hand. She was not at all disfigured At the Citadel, near Hawkstone, George by the shot, there being no appearance of it Downward, esq. many years steward to the but the small perforation where the bullet late Sir Richard Hill, and, since his decease, penetrated, which was on the left side of her to Sir John Hill, bart. He executed the head. A more angelick corpse was never seen, charge committed to him with the greatest as in life, so in death, her countenance exhi- integ:ity, punctuality, and diligence; and bis bited a smile of complacency. Her remains loss will be severely felt, not only by his were interred in the family vault at Shuck widow and children, to whom he was an afburgh, on Monday the 3d of April. The fectionate husband and indulgent father, but amiable and virtuous li:e of this young lady, also by his employer, and by all other persons is the only source of consolation which her with whom he had any transactions. distressed family and friends have under this Ac Market Drayton, Mr. Brazier, banker, extraordinary and most affictive occurrence.' At All Siretton, Moses Luther, esq.
At Chesterfield, Mr. John White, 74. At Smethcott, Mr. Rogers.
WORCESTERSHIRE, age, Thomas Smith, esq. His benevolence At a meeting of the inhabitants of Worto the poor caused him to be sincerely re- cester, for the purpose of taking into considegretied by all those who knew him. He re- ration the state of the children of the labour Laiped his faculties to the last momçat, and ing class of society in that city, it was re
sold Solved to open a subscription for the purpose county, and formerly fellow of St. John's of establishing a school, for tbe gratuitous college, Cambridge; in which university, afeducation of poor children in useful learning fer a residence of ten years, he completed and morality, on the plan of Dr. Bell and his education for the profession of medicine, Mr. Lancaster
which he afterwards exercised with great ceAlarried ] At Powick, Robert Stone', esq. lebrity and success. of Somer's Hall, Derby, to Miss Biew, daugna At Ross, Mrs Dew, sister of the late ter of John B. 689.
Daniel D. esq. 89.-Mrs. Aveline, relict of Al K ng'. Norton, Mr. John Crowley, to Samuel A. esq.--Mrs. Barrow, relict of Mr. Miss Ann Ingiolu, daughter of Mr. William Jonathan B. 82.-Mrs. Prusser, relict of Ms. 1. gen. of Withwood Farm.
Charles P. At Malvern, the Rev. William Raine, toA Much Marcle, near Ledbury, aged 46, Miss Parker.
the Rev. James Roberts, D.D. one of the Diedol At Worcester, Mrs. Ang Challo. chaplains to his Royal Highness the Prince of ner.- Mr. Richard Incell, 69.--Mr. Biddle. Wales, rector of Abbey Dore, and vicar of
At Redditch, Mrs. Millward, sen. relict Much Marcle. The affability of his manof James M. esq. 66.
ners, and his liberality of conduct, as well At Tunnel Hill, Upton, Miss Mary Ro. on the difficult subject of tythes, as on other binson, 38.
occasions, procured him the esteem of the At Dudley, aged 19, Mrs. Parsons, wife bisher orders of his neighbours and parishionof Mr. Daniel Parsons. She submitted her ers; whilst bis unbounded generosity towards understanding to the claims of the truth as it the roor equally engaged their respect and is in Jesus; and her deportinent in private affections. In his friendships he was warm life, and amidst every day's occurrences, ate and sincere; and if his natural spirits and vitested the sincerity of her faith and obedience. gour of constitution sometimes carried him In the circle of her family and neighbour beyond the strict lines of prudence and dishood, her character was the object of more cretion, no malignant passions harbuured in than ordinary esteem and admiration. It was his bosom, and the regrets which accompany her happiness to render others happy. Her his death will be numerous and lasting. kind and tender heart easily melted at human AC Meston under Penyard, Mr. Edward woes, and in works of mercy sbe was unwea. Tovey, 81. sied; but her wisdom and discrimination were At Wickton, near Leominster, Mr. Harris, equal to her benevolence. She was ever sep. 76. more anxious to afford permanent, than iin At Leominster, Mr Francis Jones. mediate, relief; studying to remove the cause
GLOUCESTERSHIRE. of suffering, and to prevent its recurrence. Died.] At Warmley, Mr. John Davis. From a deep sense of the importance of early Ac Stow, Mr. Charles. instruction, she distinguished herself by her At Cirencester, Mr. William Townsend, attention to the improvement of the rising As St Briavell's, Mr. Thomas Kear. generation; and in her lamented death, the At Tormarton, Charles, second son of Mr. dhildren of the poor especially, have lost a Brookman. protectress and a friend, who will with diffi- At Wickwar, Ms. Carew. coliy be replaced. In the chamber of sick. At Little Soobury House, W. H. T. Conness, her Christian graces shone fortki with a rand. most engaging lustre, and piety and faich ob. At Stratton, near Cirencester, the Rev. Lained a signal triumph over nature. With Clement Glynn, rector of Great Chalfield, huly submission, and strong and animating Wilts. i hope, she awaited the appointed time, and at Ac Bank's Fees House, Sophia, wife of length sook into that sleep by which, through Daniel Raymond Barker, esq. the divine mercy, her powers of activity and Ac Gloucester, Stephen Woodifield, esq. enjoyment will, as she humbly crusted, be 84.-Mr. William Dunn, one of the officers unspeakably recruited and enlarged. While of the corporation of this city, 59.-Mrs. We cherish the sweet yet melancholy remem- Hopton, of the Lamb.-Mrs. Hannah Palmer, brance of the past, let us bow with reverence 90.-John Parker, esq. one of the justices of to the mysterious will of God, reposing our the peace for the county. selves on the assurance, welcome, beyond de. At Painswick, Mrs. Amelia Roberts. .scription, to the frail and mourning offspring At Tewkesbury, Mrs. Hayter. Miss Sper. of the dust, that human virtue shall not ry, 15. perish, aud that beyond the vale of death, At Draycott's Mill, Mrs. White. there is " a better country," where languor, At Duderioge, near Stroud, Mr. Thomas disease, and suffering, will be unknown, and Summers, 22. where friends will never part.
At Siroud, Mrs. Elizabeth Winnett.
At Slimbridge, Mr. 'l'homas French, 23. Married.] At Goodrich, Mr. Powell, of
OXFORDSHIRL. Ross, (o Miss Hughes.
On the night of the 4th of April, the Died.] At Hereford, in his 70th year, house of the Rev. Mr. Moulde, at the village John Cam, esq. receiver-general for the of Hackley, was consumed by fire, with
stablisz, stabling, &c. and four other houses adjoining. Newport Pagnel, Bucks, to Mrs. Locket, Two horses were burnt; it is supposed that daughter of the late Alderman Gudgeon, of damages to the amount of 50001. Wire sus. the former place. tained, and the premises were all uninsured. Died. At Wellingborough, John Arden,
Married ] At Henley on Thames, Jumes esq. late major in the 3d dragoons, eldest son Philip Hewlett, A. M. of Magdalen college, of the late Rev. John A. of Longcroft Hall, Oxford, to Miss Esther Beuze wille, daughter S'affordshire. of Peter B. esq.
At Daventry, Mr. George Houghton, many At Oxford, Henry Towsey, esq. co Frances, years master of the Swan inn, 80. youngest daughter of the Rev. Benj. Runge, At Kettering, Mrs. Dexter, relict of Mr. late rector of Wheatfield.
D. attorney, 80. At Drayton, Mr. William Floyd, of Ox
At Marston St. Laurence, William Walms. ford, to Miss Ann Stephens.
ley, gent. At Fulbrook, T. Justice, ela. of Apple At Fatherwick, Mrs Wilkinson, third ford, Berks, to Miss Hunt.
daughter of Henry O'Brien, esq. She was Died.] At Witney, Mrs. A. Fux.
susject to epileptic fits, and was found dead At Watlington, Miss Stringer.
in the drawing-room, where she had been left At Oxford, Mrs. Haynes, wife of Mr. alone for a few minutes Stephen H. 27.-Mr. John Taylor.-- Miss Al Great Weldon, William, eldest son of Moorsom, only daughter of the late Lieute. pant-colonel M. of the royal marines, 17. At Watford Gap, Miss Catharine Payne. At Alvescort, Mrs. Nalder, sen.
At Burton Latimer, the Rev. Samuel Bara At Bampton, John Mender, esg.
wick. upwards of fifty years rector of that At Headington, Mrs. Hannsh Smith, 31.
parish, 77. Ilis acts of bounteous and un. At Dorchester, Mrs. Sheen, 05.
wearied munificence were almost incredible, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE.
and so void of ostentation, that the source Alarried.) At Iver, Spurgeon Farrer, esg. whence they fowed were often unknown. To of Cole Brayfield, to Mis, Mittord, relict of mention one inštarce from among many, he Capt. M. of the royal navy, and daughter of
some time since sent an anonymous donation the Hon. David Anstrutber, of Huntsmere
of 10001. to the Society for promoting Chris. Park.
tian Knowledge, and will his death it is be. Ac Weat Wycomb, --- Doyle, esq. of
lieved that they never know who was the London, to Miss Crowther, daughter of Wat.
donor. Among his parishioners his acts of kin C. esq. of Flomer Green, near High kindness and charity were incessant; and is Wycomb.
might literally be said of him, that “he 4. High Wycomb, Mr. R. Piastowe, of
went about doing good." Loudwater, to Miss Badcuck, of Handy Cross.
HUNTINGDONSIIR L. At Stony Strat.ord, E. A. Worley, esq. to Married.] At St. Ives, Mr. William Faux, Miss Dayson.
jun. oSuston, in the Isle of Ely, to Miss Died. 1' At Thornlam Hall, the seat of Susan Rogely, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Sh.pherd, esq. Mrs. Gurney. Matthew R. eso. of Petton, Bedlordshire.
Mr. Gwillim, of Wendover. He was found Died.) at Huntingdon, Mr. E. M. Harris, dead on the road between that place a d 73. Aylesbury, and is supposed to have failea At Alconbury, Mr. William Goodwin. from his horse in an apoplectic fit.
CAMBRIDGESNIHI. At Newport Pagnel, Mrs. Sar.h Tye, 77. The subjects for the Members' Prizes for HERTFORDSHIRE
this year are :-For the Senior Bachelors, Died) The Rev. Thomas Bargus, rector of " Quænam præcipuè valeant ad Imperium Reedwith Barkway, and of Treyford, Sussex. ftabiliendum ?" For the Middle Buchelors, He was a justice of the peace for the county, " Anue historia vera (ex. gr. Sidne, a Zouch and while vificiating in that capacity w: scripta atque nuper edi a) plus valeat quam seized with convulsive spasms, and expired fabulosa (ex. gr. Grandisoni, a Richarsuno in a few hours.
conficta), ad hominum mores benè furman. At Bushey, M. Madan, esq. only surviving dus?" son of the late Rev. Mr. M. of Epsom, Surry. The prize proposed by the Norrisian ProAt Hitchin, Mr. James Haycock.
fessor for the best dissertation on “The NORTHAMPTONSHIRE.
Christian Sabbath," is this year adjudged to Married At Great Milton, Edward Bowles William Bolland, M. A. of Trinity-college. Symes, eso of Lincoln college, Orford, to Married.] Ar Haddenham, the Rev. Joseph Mary Anne, only daughter of w. Jemtett, Fayrer, of Somersham, Huntingoonshire, to esq. of Miliun-house, near Tetsworth, Ox. Surah, second daughter of Mr. John Clay : fordshire.
At Carnbridge, Samuel Fiske, esg. of Safe At Oundle, Mr. Rusher, to Elizabeth, fron Walden, to Lettice, eldest daughter of daughier of Mr. Nathaniel Ball.
tha late William Roberts. At Moulton, Mr. Thomas Easton, of Nor At Linton, Mr. Messenger, of Croydori, thampron, to Miss Sarah Barber.
Surry, to Misa Hand, of the Crown Jao, Ai Nor hamzon, Mr. Heery Marshall, of Linton .