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to pursue his ecclesiastical studies, having tal Abstinence Association." His fame began shewn signs of a clerical vocation. On Easter to travel along the banks of the Shannon. First Sunday, 1814, he was ordained in Dublin by the men of Kilrush came in to be received, the late Archbishop Murray. After some then some hundreds from Kerry and Limetime he returned to Kilkenny, with the in. rick, until early in the month of August, tention of joining the mission of two Capuchin 1839, the movement burst out into one uni. friars there; but before long he removed to versal flame. The first great outbreak was Cork. By a rescript from the late Pope at Limerick, where Father Mathew had enGregory XVI. he received the degree of Doctor gaged to preach, at the request of the bishop; in Divinity, together with a dispensation al- and the mayor of which city deelared that lowing him to possess property. From the mo- within ten months no less than one hundred ment of entering upon his missionary duties and tifty inquests had been held in the county, at Cork, he began to shew the sterling worth one-half of which were on persons whose of his character. Ever diligent in his wo k deaths had been occasioned by intoxication, of the pulpit, the confessional, and the sick As soon as the country people heard that man's bedside, he devoted all his spare time, Father Mathew was in Limerick, they rushed not to violent agitation, like Dr. Cahill and into the city in thousands. So great was the other ecclesiastical firebrands, but to the crush, that, though no violence was used, temporal and spiritual wants of the poor, to the iron rails which surrounded the residence whom he acted as counsellor, fiiend, treasurer, of the “ Apostle of Temperance” were torn and executor.

down, and some scores of people precipitated By the force of his well-known character into the Shannon. It is said that some of as a genuine Christian patriot, even before the Scots-Greys, who attended to keep order the commencement of the Temperance move. in the streets, were actually lifted from the ment in the south of Ireland, Father Mathew ground; and so densely were the people had risen to the highest estimation among thronged, that several, in their eagerness to his people. The affability of his manners, touch the hem of Father Mathew's garment, his readiness to listen to every grief and care, ran quietly along on the heads and shoulders and, if possible, to remove it, the pure and of the vast crowd. At Parsontown, order self-sacrifieing spirit of his entire career, was only maintained by a body of the Rifles, were eminently calculated to seize upon the with their bayonets fixed and pointed, so as quick, warm impulses of the Irish heart, and to form a barrier to the rushing multitudes in to make his word law. Some 20 years ago, front of the chapel in which, in strong conthere was no country in which the vice of trast to the striking scene without, sat the intoxication had spread more devastation mild and unassuming man who had collected than in Ireland. All efforts to restrain it were this display of numerical force, and had marin vain. The late Sir Michael O'Logblen's shalled this peaceful army. We have not the Act for the Suppression of Drunkenness was time or the space to follow Father Mathew a dead letter : many even of the wise and in his temperance progresses. Some idea of good deemed it hopeless and incurable, and their results may be formed when we state it was said that the Irish would abandon that at Nenagh 20,000 persons are said to their nature before they abandoned their have taken the pledge in one day; 100,000 whiskey.

at Galway in two days; in Longhrea, 80,000 There were those who thought otherwise. in two days; between that and Portumna, Some members of the Society of Friends, and from 180,000 to 200,000; and in Dublin, about a few other individuals at Cork, had bound 70,000 during five days. There are few towns themselves into an association for the sup- in Ireland which Father Mathew did not visit pression of drunkenness, but found that they with like success.

In 1844 he visited Liverwere unable to make head against the torrent. pool, Manchester, and London ; and the enIn their despair, these gentlemen, though thusiasm with which he was received there, Protestants, applied to Father Mathew: one and in other English cities, testified equally to of them, more bold and energetic than the the need and to the progress of the remedy. others, is said to have ex claimed, “Mr. Ma. It only remains to add, that in Father thew, you have now got a mission worthy of Mathew the ecclesiastic was completely ab. yourself; do not reject it !"

sorbed in the Christian, the man of good-will Father Mathew responded to the call; towards all his fellow-men. To him, the Pro. with what success, ultimately, we suppose testant and the Catholic were of equal interthat our readers are all well aware. The est and of equal value. Again, no man ever work, however, was not the work of a day. displayed a more disinterested zeal. He spent For a year and a half he toiled and laboured upon the poor all that he had of his own, and against the deep-rooted degradation of the reduced to bankruptcy his brother, a distiller ** boys” of Cork, the ridicule and detraction of in the south of Ireland, whose death followed many doubtful friends, and the discountenance shortly upon the losses resulting from the of many others from whom he had expected Temperance crusade. Yet this man, and other support. He held his regular meetings twice branches of the family, though extensively a-week, in the Horse Bazaar. At length he connected with the wine and spirit trade, not had the satisfaction of seeing the mighty mass only bore their losses without a murmur, but of obdurate indifference begin to move. He even supplied Father Mathew with large continued to apply the lever, and the motion sums of money for the prosecution of his increased : some of the most obdurate drunk- work. A few years since, her Majesty was ards in Cork enrolled their names in his “ To pleased to settle upon Father Mathew an an. GENT. MAG. VOL. CCII.


nuity of 300'., in recognition of the services gineering practice. The almost incessant which he had rendered to the cause of mo- labour and the mental anxiety inseparable rality and order ; but even this, we under from this undertaking were more than even stand, was almost entirely absorbed in heavy his powerful constitution could support, and payments on policies of insurance upon his it is feared that they tended to shorten his life, which he was bound to keep up, to secure valu ble life. The caring project of conhis creditors; and further collections were structing a dock at Great Grimsby, by promade on his behalf about four years since. jecting the works far out upon the inud.

Lanks of the river Humber, was next succe-s

fully accomplished; and he commenced the J. M. RENDEL, Esq., F.R.S., C.E. two great works which alone suffice to hand Nor. 21. At 10, Kensington Palace-gar- down his name to posterity beside those of dens, aged 56, James Meadows Rendel, Esq., Smeaton, Rennie, and Telford,-the harbours F.R.S., C.E.

of refuge of Holyhead and Portland. Both The late Mr. J. M. Rendel was a native of these works were conceived with the largest the West of England, where he was practi- views, and have been carried on with great cally instructed in the executive part of the rapidity. In both cases the system was profession, and was early selected by that adopted of establishing timber stages over acute observer of talent, Mr. Telford, for the line of the jetties, and depositing the laying out and constructing considerable mas-es of stone, of all dimensions, by droplengths of turnpike roads in Devonshire and ping them vertically from railway-waggons Cornwall; and the difficulties he there en- into their positions ; thus bringing up the countered and overcame tended much to give mass simultaneously to above the level of the him that self-reliance so useful to him in his sea. In this manner, as much as 24,000 tons subsequent career. After being engaged in of stone have been deposited in one week; several large works in his native district, he and to supply this vast demand, monster undertook the construction of the cast-iron blasts of five or six tons of gunpowder were bridge over the river Lary, near Plymouih, frequently employed. These two great works at the express desire of the Earl of Morley, are progressing very satisfactorily; and it is who had the discrimination to discover the worthy of remark that, although the severe latent talents of the young engineer, then storms which have repeatedly occurred on the only twenty-two years of age ; and to his ex- exposed coasts where they are situated, have clusive direction, with the approval of Mr. done some injury to portions of the stages Telford, was entrusted the execution of that and of the temporary works, not a stone important work. It was commenced in the would appear to have been carried away year 1824, and was completed in 1827, as de- from the jetties; and the success of the scribed in the first volume of the Transac- system may be said to be complete, in spite tions of the Institution. This was soon fol. of the sinister predictions which prevailed lowed by the construction of the floating before the system was tried. Among the steam-bridge for crossing the estuary of the other works upon which Mr. Rendel was enDart, near Dartmouth, somewhat on the same gaged, should also be mentioned the construcprinciple as those subsequently established tions on the river Lea, and the improvements by him for crossing the Hamoaze, between on the Nene river ; the latter a work of conTorpoint and Devonport, as described in the siderable difficulty, and not yet completed. second part of the Transactions; and, later He was also employed by the Exchequer still, those at Saltash, at Southampton and at Loan Commissioners to report upon the Portsmouth. He was engaged also in the dis- drainage and other public works in Iretribution of the water-mains at H.M. Dock. land. He was less engaged in railwa's than yard, Plymouth, and on the waterworks at in hydraulic works ; but in England he Edinburgh. In the year 1838 he removed executed the Birkenhead, Lancashire, and from Plymouth to London, and soon became Cheshire Junction Line, and in India he had extensively occupied on important works, and the direction of the East Indian and Madras was engaged in the parliamentary contest Railways; the former projected by Mr. Macof that remarkable period in the history of donald Stephenson, as the first of the vast engineering. Among the numerous works system now being formed, and which will upon which he was occupied may be men- work such a revolution in the destiny of the tioned the Montrose Suspension-bridge; the Indian empire. The Ceylon and the PerInverness Bridge, and Leith and East and nambuco lives were also un ler his charge. West India and London Docks, where he de- The limits of this short sketch preclude the signed and executed extensive improvements, possibility of enumerating more of the works amounting to partial reconstruction. The upon which Mr. Rendel was engaged ; and it design for the construction of docks at Birk. would appear extraordinary how he could enhead, in Cheshire, of such an extent as to find time for such varied occupation, as, in create a formidable rival to Liverpool, addition to these active duties, he was very brought Mr. Rendel very prominently before frequently called upon by the government the world; and the protracted contests on to report on large works--the most implicit this subject will not only be long remem- confidence being reposed in his truthfulness, bered in the history of parliamentary com- the correctness of his views, and the fearless mittees, but the evidence given by the pro- expression of his opinions. He was a man jector and other engineers, as now collected, of great energy, clenr perception, and correct forms a valuable record of the state of en- judgment: his tick!

directed, and he knew how to make good use bours on this score at last became so loud, of the scientific acquirements and skill of all that he was obliged to relinquish his bucolic whose servic. s he engaged. His evidence pursuits. He s ld off all his stock except a before committees of the House was clear couple of draught horses, which he retained and convincing --seldom failing in carryi' g up to the time of his death, without using his poiut; and his reports on engineering them--a man being employed to feed and works are so well conceived and drawn up, exercise them. Mr. Dickonson continued in that it may be hoped they will be given to tolerably good health up to the Sunday the world, for the benefit of the profession. before his death, when his parishioners ob. Wi h these qualities, which were fully ap- served that he laboured under considerable preci ted, it need scar ely be mentioned that difficulty in the performance of his duty in he rose rapidly to a very high position in his the pulpit. On leaving the church he had profession. He became a Fellow of the to be assisted to the rectory by two of bis Royal Society, and was elected upon the parishioners, whom he dismissed as soon as council; he was a very early member of the he got to his own door. In consequence of Institution of Civil Engineers, having joined this indisposition, the church wardens a day it in 1824. He had been for the last sixteen or two afterwards tendered their good offi. years upon the council, and held the post of ces at the rectory; but Mr. Dickonson dePresident during the years 1852 and 1853.

clined their help, and it was only by a kind He was as amiable and kind in private life of gentle compulsion that they succeeded in as he was energetic and firm in public; and getting into the house. Mrs. Dickonson, who his decease, which occurred on the 21st of is in a delicate state of mind and body, at November, cast a gloom over the whole of first refused to open the door, but was ultithe profession of which he was a brilliant mately induced to admit one or two persons. ornament.

They found her husband in a deplorable state of prostration, arising from the sheer want of the necessaries of life, according to

the opinion of the medical men. He sank Rev. HENRY DICKONSON.

into a state of syncope, and died about Nov. 23. At West Retford, the Rev. Henry 1 o'clock in the morning of the 16th. The Dickonson, of St. Peter's College, Cambridge, interior of the house presented a scene of and rector of West Retford, Nottinghamshire. utter neglect. The windows had not been

The Rev. Henry Dickonson was the last cleaned for nearly twenty years; the windowrepresentative of a family who have lived in blinds, which had never been drawn up the neighbourhood for upwards of 200 years, during all that period, were rotten with age and possessed considerable estates at Clay- and dirt, and were patched up with pieces worth, the manorial rights of which were, of newspaper; the kitchen had hardly a until recently, vested in them. He was a particle of furniture, and there had been no graduate of St. Peter's College, Cambridge, fire in it for many years; the walls were in 1813, and subsequently obtained his de- covered with dust and cobwebs; the floors, gree of M.A. at that University. He was both board and brick, were of one uniform for a short time curate of Misson, and colour, from long accumulations of dirt. The subsequently curate of Hatfield, Hertford- room in which Mr. and Mrs. Diekonson shire. In 1818, he married Miss Wynn, the resided was nearly filled to the ceiling with daughter of a wealthy bookseller in London, large packing-cases, containing beds, linen by whom he acquired a handsome fortune, and furniture, including a piano,-none of a considerable portion of which, however, he which articles had ever been unpacked. soon afterwards lost in a lawsuit, which pro- The bed-rooms were almost bare of furniduced an estrangement between him and ture, and presented the same wretched and his wife's relations. In November, 1836, he dingy appearance as the rest of the house. succeeded to the living of West Retford, the Notwithstanding these indications of poverty next presentation to which had been pur- and misery, it has been ascertained that chased by his father for £1,205. From that Mr. Dickonson died worth between £40,000 period to the time of his death he has been and £50,000, the whole of which he has remarkable for his eccentric and penurious bequeathed to his wife.--He was considered habits. Although possessed of ample means, a liberal landlord, and the poor of West he never kept any domestic servant, and Retford have not unfrequently benefited seldom permitted any person to enter his by his charities. He was a man of stuabode. His appearance, excepting on Sun. dious habits, and an excellent Greek scho. days, was exceedingly mean for a clergyman. lar. The living of West Retford, thus renHe was dressed in shabby habiliments; he dered vacant, is in the gift of Mr. Hood, of used to go unshaved, and even unwashed, for Nettleham, near Lincoln. It is of the nomi. a week together; and he used to clean his nal value of £35) a-year, but it is in reality own shoes about once in the same interval. worth about £500. His diet was very spare ; about 3lbs. of meat, Since the funeral, the rectory at West a small loaf or two of bread, and half-a- Retford has been well searched, but no will pound of butter served him and his wife for of later date has, as yet, been found than a week. He once took to farming his own that of 1841 ; consequently Mrs. Dickonson, glebe, but his operations were so singular and her immediate friends, will take the and inefficient, that the land became a com- bulk of the property, and to Lacy Dickonplete nursery for every description of weed, son, Esq., will fall the freehold property in and the complaints of his agricultural neigh- West Retford, which has been purchased since the will of 1841 was prepared by his Nov. 25. At West Newington, Edinburgh, the late nephew, Peter Henry Bruce Dickonson,

Rev. Walter Fairlie, of the Free Church, Li

berton. Esq. The packing-cases which have been

At Trergof, Anglesey, aged 76, the Rev. Robert opened have been found to contain chairs,

Erans, B.A, 1802, M.A. 1805, St. John's College, tables, carpets, beds, bedding, sheets, Cambridge. blankets, table-cloths-and, in fact, every- The Rev. Daniel, B.A. 1801, M.A. 1804, thing requisite for furnishing a house respec

formerly Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, tably. An excellent Turkey and other car

Cambridge, Rector of Icklingham (1820), Suffolk,

after an affliction from paralysis, which has for pets, with hearth-rugs, have now made their

some time past, in a great degree, deprived him appearance, together with fire-irons, fenders,

of the use of his faculties. Whilst in active &c., which the rectory of West Retford had health, Mr. Gwilt was a most zealous supporter been a stranger to for more than twenty years. of agricultural improvement, and of the efforts of Tongs and poker were seldom in request, and

the Agricultural Society to encourage the labourer a small portion of the tire of a cart-wheel

as well as his employer, and an unwearied adwas all the while the substitute for a fen

vocate of the claims of those whom he believed

to have deserved well of the agricultural comder. The furniture, generally, is very good, munity. but ancient, and sadly out of condition. The At the Rectory, aged 52, the Rev. Henry Somers plate-chest—a valuable one, too-was found Cocks, B.A. 1824, M.A. 1627, Christ Church, Oxin a lumber-room, covered over with matting

ford, Vicar of Leigh (1827), Worcestersh., and

Dean Rural. and some straw and rags. When discovered,

At the Rectory, the Rev. Nathaniel Morgan, it was neatly packed, and found to be in good

B.A. 1803, M.A. 1806, formerly Fellow of King's condition ; since which it has been weighed, College, Cambridge, Rector of Rearsby (1812), Leian inventory taken, and it has been taken cestershire. to a place of safety. Mrs. Dickonson still Nov. 26. At the Manse, Keith, the Rev. Jas. remains at the house, and refuses to go

Thomson. away; she is in a most pitiable state of both

Nov. 30. At the Moor, Clifford, Herefordshire,

the Rev. William Timothy Napleton, B.A. 1824, mind and body, evidently arising from the M.A. 1827, B.D. 1834, late Fellow of Sidney Suswant of comfort, and of the sociabilities sex College, Cambridge, and of Penovre. which human nature requires. She is never At the Vicarage, aged 79, the Rev. Thomas more than half dressed, and what she has

Longlands, B.A. 1801, M.A. 1804, Trinity Coll., on does not appear to have been made, or

Cambridge, V. of Porchester (1806), Hants. even revised, within the present century.

At the Manse of Forteviot, the Rev. Robert

John Robertson. The funeral of this very eccentric indi- Lately, at his residence, Northlands, co. Cavan, vidual took place Dec. 2. `Mr. Dickonson's the Very Rev. Samuel Adams, M.A., Dean of predeceased relatives are all interred just

Cashel within the vestibule of the church, and his

At the Rectory, aged 92, the Rev. W. B. M. remains are outside, close to the west door,

Lisle, D.C.L,, Prebendary of Llandaff (1804), Rec

tor of St. Fagan (1792), Glamorganshire, and Vicar which is as near as the present law will of Llantillio-Pertholey (1799), Monmouthshire. allow.—Local Paper.

Dec. 1. At South Berwick, Maine, United States, aged 38, Joseph Bowers Gray, A.M., M.D., Principal of Berwick College, formerly of Chelmsford,


At Mount-Radford, Exeter, aged 44, the Rev.

Henry John Tooze, B.A. 1835, Brasenose College, Nov. 17. At Renton, in the 51st year of his minis- Oxford, Officiating Minister of Peyhembury, try, aged 73, the Rev. John Mackinlay, minister of Devon. the Reformed Presbyterian Congregation.

Dec. 2. At Wrington, aged 52, the Rev. Edw. Aged 69, the Rev. Thomas Smith, Vicar of Grevile Ruddock, B.A. 1827, M.A. 1830, Trinity Winterton (1829), Lincolnshire.

College, Oxford, late Curate of Westbury w. Nov. 20. At Winthorpe, Newark-upon-Trent, Priddy. the Rev. Robert Rastali, B.A. 1818, M.A. 1822, Dec. 3. Aged 78, the Rev. Robert Digby StilJesus College, Cambridge, Rector of Stubton, lingfleet, B.A. 1802, Edmund Hall, Oxford, Vicar Lincolnshire.

of Cleeve-Prior (1812), Worcestershire. At Scarborough, aged 30, the Rev. John Brooks, At Witherslack, Westmoreland, aged 60, the M.A. (B.A. 1850), St. John's College, Oxford, P.C. Rev. Patrick Fraser. of Walton-le-dale (1853), Lancashire.

Dec. 4. At the Rectory, aged 86, the Rev. Nov. 21. At Candleriggs-st., Glasgow, aged 25, John Austin, B.A. 1793, M.A. 1806, Exeter Coll., the Rev. Daniel A. Jarvis, minister of the Free Oxford, Rector of Pulborough (1822), Sussex. Church, Bonhill.

At fermoy, the R. C. Bishop Murphy, of At the Rectory, the Rev. Charles John Pinfold, Cloyne. He was a warm supporter of education, B.A. 1825, Christ's College, Cambridge, Rector of and never took any prominent part in affairs of Bramshall, S'affordshire.

a political character. At the Rectory, West Wratting, Cambridgesh., Dec. 6. At Castle Cary, aged 82, the Rev. aged 51, the Rev. Samuel Silver, M.A. (B.A. 1847), Thomas Spencer Phelps, B.A. 1797, Balliol Coll., St. Catharine's Hall, Cambridge, Vicar of Ful- Oxford, and incorp. M.A. 1836, Emmanuel Coll., bourne All Saints (1851), and formerly Curate of Cambridge, Rector of Maperton (1820), and WesWest Wratting, Cambridgeshire,

ton-Bamfyld (1836), Somerset. At Genoa, the Rev. Wm. Wellwood Stoddart, Dec, 12. At Orangefield, Greenock, the Rev.

1832, M.A. 1836, B.D. 1841, late Fellow of James Williamson, late Pastor of the French St. John's College, Oxford, Vicar of Charlbury and Flemish Protestant Church, Louvain, Nether(1853), Oxfordshire.

lands. He was possessed of much ability, and At the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. had, by diligent study, made his natural powers Broom, Roscommon-st, Liverpool, aged 58, the thoroughly effective. He entered a few years Rev. Wm. Tyrer, B.A.

ago upon a field of labour of peculiar promise, Nov. 23. Aged 77, the Rev. Robert Tviss, but the hand of sickness soon fell upon him and LL.B. 1803, LL.D. 1819, Pembroke College, Cam- he returned home. After some months of fallini bridge, of 37, Hamilton-terr., St. John's-wood, strength, a period of trial which he hore with and Hoseley, Flintshire.

truly Christian calmness sodfortidele


upon Friday last. A season which most other young men would have filled up with regrets, he diligently occupied in works of piety and thoughtful ki dness. The legatee of the valuable contributions which his venerable father had made to the antiquities of Greenock and the history of the progenitors of James Watt, he carefully collated the materials committed to his care, and publ shed, a few weeks ago, the beautiful volume, * The Meinorials of James Watt," which will in all time to come fix the connection of the great mechanician with this town. More recently, as we have had occasion to mention, Mr James Williamson presented to the Greenock Library his la'ge and valuable collection of works connected with the study of Divinity, which he has devoted to the use of probationers and students of all denominations. In private life he was greatly respected and beloved, and his premature death is deplored by all who had opportunities of knowing his worth, and had formed auguries of his coming usefulness.



June 21. At Winderadun, Lake George, New South Wales, Jas. Fitzgerald Murray, esq., M.D., A.B., F.C.S., and Member of the Legislative Council of New South Wales.

June 25. At Wanggratta, Australia, George Mi chell Harper, esq., stipendiary magistrate, second son of the late Wm. Harper, esq., sometime land-surveyor, Kirkcaldy, who emigrated in the year 1818.

Jul 16. At his residence, Edward Street North, Brisbane, aged 59, M. Feeney, esq., late Governor of her Majesty's Gaol, Moreton Bay, New South Wales, much and deeply regretted.

July 27. At Concord, near Sydney, New South Wales, aged 66, Sarah, relict of the late James Lester, esq.,,

solicitor, Ashford, Kent. Aug. 1. At the Cape of Good Hope, after a few days' illness, Edward, youngest surviving son of the late Wm. Goodrich, esq., of Maisemorecourt, Gloucestershire.

Aug. 2. At his residence, the Hall, Smith-st., Collingwood, near Melbourne, Victoria, agrd 29, Mr. Henry Hinson, son of the late Rev. William Hinson, of Northampton.

Aug. 1. At Java, Capt. Geo. Challenger, of the Dutch Indian ship, Djaoel Wadoot, youngest son of the late Mr. Wm. Challenger, of Bishopthorpe, near York.

Aug. 5. At River Plenty, Melbourne, Australia, aged 62, Katharine Rose, wife of Anthony Beale, esq., formerly H.E.I.C.C.S., St. Helena. Aug. 30

At Melbourn, aged 37, Catharine, wife of Andrew Rose Cruikshank, esq.

In Sept., at Commerce Scott, co. Missouri, United States, Wm. Docker, esq., M.D., only surviving brother of the late Mrs. Samuel Alcock, of Pear-tree-house, Cheadle, and son of the late Geo. Docker, esq., of the Crescent, Birmingham.

Sept. 10. At Jaulnah, Capt. George Raithby Rolston, 47th Regt. Madras Native Infantry.

Sept. 14. Whilst leading the attack on San Jacinite, pierced by several musket-balls, aged 26, Lieut. Wm. Walker Reader, of the Nicaraguan army, and youngest son of James Reader, esq., of Vale-cottage, Timperiey, Cheshire. Sept. 16.

At Brighton, aged one year, Anna Eliza, youngest child of John Gough Nichols,

Allan Mackenzie, of the 3rd Bombay Cavalry, third surviving son of Dr. Mackenzie, Carltonter., Edinburgh.

Oct. 4. At Meean Meer, Lahore, Georgina Anne, wife of the Rev. F. Farrer, Assistant Chaplain H.E.I.C.S., and eldest dau. of the Rev. W. J. E. Bennett, Vicar of Frome-Selwood.

Drowned in attempting to swim across the Jhelum, at Mozufferaba 1, in Cashmere, aged 23, Alexander James Trotter, Lieut. Bengal Artillery, second son of the late Archd. Trotter, esq., of Dreghorn, near Edinburgh.

Oct. 8. AtJhung, Lahore, Lieut. Henry Thomas Sewell, 48th regt. Bengal Native Infantry.

Oct. 10. On board the steam Alma, atıhe Sandheads, 100 miles from Calcutta, Joseph Richard Bedford, esq., some years in the H.E.I. Company's medical service.

At Bermuda, aged 19, Robert Harry Blenkinsopp Coulson, of H.M.S. Nile, third son of J. B. Coulson, esq., of Swinburne-castle. He was drowned in rendering assistance to a merchantvessel in distress.

Oct. 17. At Moosabagh, Lucknow, aged 30, Martin Petrie, Lieut. 21st B.N.I., and commanding 7th Oude Infantry.

Oct. 19. At San Francisco, California, of disease of the heart, aged 42, Henry Gunter, esq., former y of Liverpool.

Oct. 20. At Mhow, Henry Cadogan Harvey, Lieut. Madras Artillery, aged 26, son of the Rev. R. Harvey, vicar of Ramsgate.

At the French Rocks, Madras, aged 31, Capt. H. Bruce, 39th regt. N.I.

At Kurrachee, Scinde, aged 28, Lieut. Frederick Hickes, 2nd Bombay European L.I, eldest son of the late Lieut.-Col. Frederick Hickes, H.E.I.C.S.

At Leicester, Lieut.-Col. Henry Hawker, staffofficer of the Pensioners for the Leicestershire District.

Oct. 23. At York-pl., Edinburgh, Robert Davidson, esq.. of Ravelrig.

Oct. 24. At Mauree, the wife of S. B. Cookson, esq., Brigade-Major, Ravel Pindee.

Mr. George Troup Wells, of Ythan, Forgue, aged 82. At the age of ten he entered upon the world as a farm-servant. When about fifteen, he took a strong de-ire for the study of astronomy, and often went into the fields at night to study the motion of the stars. He made a globe for himself of clay, dried it in the sun, pasted it round with paper, and delineated thereon a map of the world. The meridian ring and horizon were of wood, made with his knife, and after having got it graduated, he was enabled with great exactness to calculate the eclipses of the sun and moon, also the changes of the moon throughout the year to hours, minutes, and seconds. About the age of thirty, George bound himself as an apprentice to a mason, and it was while following that occupation that he learned the art of dialing, an art in which we question if ever he was excelled by any dialist in the north of Scotland.

Oct. 25. Mrs. Julia Syles, wife of John Syles, of Blackstone, of dropsy, from which she had suffered for five years. During that period she bad been tapped upwards of 140 times, and more than 3,000 pounds of water were extracted.

Oct, 28. At Bermuda, of yellow fever, aged 20, Lieut. George Hogarth, 26th regt., eldest son of the late Lieut.-Col. Hogarth, C.B., 26th Cameronians.

Nov. 1. At Gibraltar, aged 20, John, son of Capt. William Barfield, late of Ipswich.

Nov. 2. At Exe-view, near Exmouth, aged 63, Lieut.-Col, the Hon. Robert Moore.

From a fall from the rigging, on board the R. Y S. schooner Fancy, cruising in the Mediterranean, aged 21, George Greenville Fortescue, esq., eldest son of the Hon. Geo. and Lady Louisa Fortescue.

enq, F.S.A.

Sept. 18. At Canton, aged 24, James Macrae Chitiy, esq., son of Chas. Chitty, esq., of Battleford, Devonshire, and late of Upper Clapton, London. Sept. 23.

At Fort Hare, Cape of Good Hope, aged 34, Capt. Wm. Elford Adams, of the 2nd Queen's Royal Regt., eldest son of the late Gen. Sir Geo. Pownall Adams, K.C.H.

Oct. 2. At Bombay, aged 37, Capt. Thomas

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