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THEATRICAL REGISTER.

BIRTHS. MR. COLMAN's Theatre, HAYMARKET.

June

T Poltiinore house, Devon, the July 3. The Doublful Son ; or, Secrets 22. wife of G. W. Bamfylde, esq. of a Palace, in five acts, by Mr. Dimond.

a dau. 26. High Life in the City, a Comedy, 24. In Sackville-street, the wife of J. in five acts, said to be written by Mr. Eyre. Spottiswoode, esq. a dau. DRURY-LANE COMPANY

Lately, At Haddington, in Scotland, AT THE Lyceum THEATRE IN THE STRAND. Lady Harriet Mitchell, sister to the Duke

July 9. Tricks' upon Travellers, an of Beaufort, a son. Opera, by Sir James Bland Burgess. The The Countess of Jersey, a son. musick by Mr. Reeve and Mr. Horn. At Ryde, Isle of Wight, Lady Caroline

21. Twenty Years Ago, a melo-dramatic Barham, a son. entertainment in two acts, by Mr. Po. July 10. At Evington, Kent, the lady cock. The musick by Mr. Welch. of Sir J. C. Honywood, bart. a dau.

11. At Clay Mount Cottage, Enfield, ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS. the wife of W. Cook, esq. a son. EV. Richard Johnson, B. A. St. An 12. At Blithfield, Staffordshire, Lady

thony, alias St. Antholin, and St. Bagot, a son. Juhn Baptist, united Rectories, London, 13. At Barton rectory, the wife of Rev. vice De Salis, dec.

J. Scholefield, a dau.
Rev. Francis B. Astley, Manningford
Abbas R. Wilts.

MARRIAGES.
Rev. Thomas Carlyon, Probus V. to be

T Madras, the Hon. John held by dispensation with the rectory of Oct. 23. Edmond Elliot, third son of Truro.

Lord Minto, and private secretary to hini as Rev. P. R. Davis, D. D. Pendock R. Governor-general, to Amelia thịrd dau, of Worcestershire.

James Henry Cassamajor, esq. a member Rev. Joshua Rowley, Newbourn R. Suf of Council at Fort St. George. folk.

1810, June 21. At Radipool, Geo. AnRev. John Whitchurch, Newton R. near drews, esq. post-captain R. N. to Miss Sudbury, Suffolk.

Okeley, dau. of J. 0. esg. of Weymouth. Rev. L. Robert Brown, B. A. Kelsale Laicly, At Clontarf, near Dublin, Har. and Carlton consolidated RR. Suffolk. vey Pratt, esq. Capt. in the Cavan light

Rev. C. B. Coxe, M. A. Avington R. infantry battalion, to Miss Kearney, eldest Berks, to hold with East Shefford R. dau. of the Bishop of Ossory.

Rev. Messrs. Munsey, Howells, and At Baltimore, Mr. Mansfield, son of Montgomery, Vicars Choral of Hereford the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of ComCathedral.

mon Pleas, to the dau, of Gen. Smith. Rev. W. Tremayne, All Saints Here Major Alex. Frazer, 76tb reg. to Caro. ford.

line eldest dau. of John Kingston, eşq. of Rev. John Timbrill, vicar of Beckford, Basing-house, Herts. Rural Dean of the deanry of Campden, At Hazeleigh, Essex, W. Hill, esq. of Gloucestershire.

Londou, to Emma dau. of Johu Dunkin, Rey. Wm. Hayne, Coleridge V. Devon. esq. of Woodham Mortimer lodge.

Rev. James Sewel, Biddulph V. near John Pemberton, esq. of York, to the Congleton.

eldest dau. of the late W. Browne, esq. of Rev. James Garbett, Marden V. Here Tallentine hall, Cumberland. fordshire.

July 3. Hon. Samuel Hood, to Lady Rev. Christopher Jones, Yarkhill R. Charlotte Nelson, dau. of Earl Nelson. Herefordshire.

Rev. T'ho. Anthony Methuen, rector of Rev. Brook Edward Bridges, Lenham Allcannings, Wilts, to Eliza Maria eldest V. Kent, vice Lloyd, dec.

dan. of Rev. Henry Plumptre, rector of Rev. T. B. Bullen, M. A. Kennet R. Claypole, near Newark upon Trent, Cambridgeshire.

5. Rev. John Rideout, rector of Wooda Rev. James Dunn, B. D. Melton Parva mancote, Sussex, to Mrs. Dring, widow V. Norfolk, and Preston R. Suffolk. of Rev. John D. and youngest dau. of Sir

Rev. Robert Fountaine Elwin, B. A. Wil. Harry Goring, bart. by and Hargham consolidated RR. Norf. 7. J. Scott Dixon, esq. of Morden,

Rev. Peter Scrimshire Wood, Middle Surrey, to Mrs. Mary Wright. ton V, Norfolk.

Capt. Geo. Bean, royal artillery, to Rev. Wm. Cooke, M. A. Brockhampton Frances-Eliza, eldest dau. of Wm. Bicka perpetual curacy, Gloucestershire, nell, esq. of Cadogan-place.

Rev. Mr. Bowen, Kidwelly V. Caermar 12. Baron de Steiger, of Berne, Swit. thenshire.

zerland, to Miss de Tasset, dau. of FerRev. Thomas Seabrook, Denston per- ' min de T. esq. of Ashford-lodge, Essex. petual curacy, Suffolk.

By special licence, Wm. Gerald Bagat, Bet. Wm. Howell, Felsham R. Suffolk. of Castle Bagat, co. Dublin, esq. to Anne,

eldest

eldest dau, of the Marchioness Dowager of At Wroxton abbey, Oxon. the Right Lansdowne, and of her first husband, the hon. the Earl of Guildford, to Miss Maria late Sir Duke Giffard, of Castle Jordan, Boycott, fifth daughter of the late Thobart. of whom she is coheiress.

mas B. esq. of Rudge-hall, Salop. 13. At Winchester, the Rev. John Hay At Putney, Wm. Baring, esq. fourth garth, son of Dr. H. of Bath, to Sophia son of Sir Francis B, bart. to Fanny fourth dau. of the Rev. Edmund Poulter, a pre dau. of Jolin Thompson, esq. of Waverley bendary of Winchester.

abbey, Surrey. 18. At Little Hampton, Capt. Farring Capt. Henry Lidybird Ball, late of His ton, of the royal artillery, to Jane dau. of Majesty's ship Gibraltar, to Aạne Geore the late Roger Curry, surgeon, R. N. gjana Harriette, eldest dau, of Major-gen.

19. By special licence, the Hon. Charles Gabriel Johnston, late of the East India Cecil Cope Jenkinson, (half brother to the Company's service. Earl of Liverpool) to Miss Julia Shuck 24. Right hon. Lord Brownlow, to Miss burgh Evelyn, only dau. of the late Sir Hume, dau. of Sir Abraham H. bart. and George Shuckburgh, bart. of Shuckburgh- niece to the Earl of Bridgewater. house, co. Warwick. The bride has a 26. Dr. Buxton, of Fenchurch-street, to landed estate of nearly 15,0001. per an Janet, eldest dau. of Joseph Travers, esq. num, and 40,0001. in ready inoney. of Highbury-grove.

BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR OF HAYDN. See Vol. LXXIX. pp. 678. 781.

The parentage of the celebrated HAYDN came to pay a visit to the Dean, with whom was of the lowest description ; his father he was and old and intimate friend. In the being in no better a situation in life than a course of conversation, Reiter mentioned common waggoner in Rohraw, an Austrian that, as many of his choristers had lost village on the frontiers of Hungary. This their voices, he was in search of others to man bad learned to play on the harp during replace them, and enquired if the Dean his travels to Frankfort on the Mayn; a

could assist him. This afforded an opporcircumstanc- to which may, in a great tunity for mentioning young Haydn, measure, be attributed the proficiency his who, with his usher, were immediately son Joseph afterwards displayed in his sent for, and, after a trial of his powers profession, as old Haydn was accustomed and execution, he was regularly appointed on a Sunday evening to practise those a chorister at the Cathedral of St. Stesongs with which he was acquainted, whilst phen. He used to relate that at his first his wife accompanied nim with her voice, interview with Reiter, bis appearance was and his little son seating himself at the feet more that of a hedgehog than a human of his parents, and taking a piece of wood being. In his new office, Haydn was prointo his right hand, scraped upon the left perly instructed in the theory of musick; in imitation of performing on the violin. and so attached did he become to that fasAt one of these domestic concerts, a school cinating science, that soon after he atmaster of a neighbouring village, who was tempted to compose in eight and sixteen a distant relation of Haydn's, observing parts. “I thought at that time,” said that the boy kept excellent time in his he, “that it must be good, because the . movements, advised his father to bring parts seemed full, and the paper black : him up to the profession of musick; a but Reiter reprimanded me frequently for measure to which he was not averse, as he my presumption in undertaking what it had long felt an inclination to fix him in was impossible for me at that time to exesome ecclesiastical situation, and the study cute." At the age of 16, Haydn was disof musick appeared the first step towards charged from the Cathedral Church, bethe promotion of bis object. In the dis. cause his voice was broke : he was then tressed circumstances of Haydn's parents, obliged to live in Vienna for several years it is not to be supposed they could afford in the greatest distress. He lodged in a to expend much upon the education of garret six pair of stairs high, which had their children; but here Fortune stood the neither stove nor windows; and he has child's friend, for the rector, who kept the often declared that his breath froze on his academy at Haimburg, took him into bis bed covering, and the water, as soon as musick-school, either for a very

small

pre he had carried it up stairs, turned to a mium or totally free of expence. At this solid piece of ice. At this time he gave place he was instructed in the duties of lessons in musick, and played in several his religion, learned to read and write ; orchestras; yet his poverty prevented him to sing and play on several instruments, from associating with his friends, and he an advantage Haydn ever after gratefully had no other comfort than that of amusing acknowledged. He had remained nearly bimself on a half-worm-eaten harpsichord, two years in Haimburg, when Reiter,' the With this instrument he sat down to comcourt musician, who conducted the musick pose; but his genius soon overcame every at the Cathedral of St. Stephen, at Vienna, difficulty. Fortune now appeared weary of

tormenting

tormenting him, for Madame Martini, an sington ; and the residue of her property
acquaintance of Metastasio, became his pu was left to a grand-daughter of Sir John
pil in singing and playing ; and thus he Cotton, in whose family she had passed
got his board for nothing during three great part of the early years of her life.
years. In this period he was made Lec P. 502. By the death of the late F. G.
turer at a convent in Leopoldstadt, which Skinner, esq. the Naval service has suf-
brought him 101. per annum. He played fered a severe loss; and it is not right that
also on the organ at Count Haugwize's such a man should pass unnoticed to his
Chapel, and sung at the Cathedral of St. grave, without some brief memorial of his
Stephen. · Haydn never went to Italy ; virtues and his talents. Capt. Skiuper was
if he had, he would have acquired a true brought up under Sir H. B. Neale, who at
taste for Italian Operas, which would that time commapiled thre St. Fiorenzo,
have rendered his reputation as great for and was with him when he brought his
Focal, as it is all orer the world for his ship with so much judgment from amongst
instrumental musick. Thus rose Haydn, the mutineers at the Nore; he was also
by his own exertions, froin the greatest with Sir H. B. Neale, when, in company
distress; and his compositions, for the last with the Amelia, he fought three French
fifty years, have immortalized his name. frigates on the coast of France; but which
He left a moderate fortune at his decease, escaped, in consequence of the latter
chiefly saved from what he had acquired being dismasted, and being close in with
by his travels, and particularly by coming the French ports. In the course of their
to England, where he acknowledged that service, his captain, whose character
his works lave been best rewarded, where needs no eulogium, became sincerely at-
he was universally respected; and where tached to him, and finding him, in every
in 1791 he was created a Doctor of respect, an admirable officer, in 1804,
Musick in the University of Oxford. He succeeded in getting him made a Com-
took, on his return from this couutry, a mander. On the breaking out of the pres
small house and garden at Gumpendorf, sent war, which succeeded the short peace
where he lived as a widower, until the of Amiens, Capt. Skinner made perpetual
time of his death. In form, Haydn was of offers of his services, and was at length,
middle size, and had no remarkable fea- in the beginning of 1808, appointed to the
tures. In 1805 he composed instrumental Hindłostan of 24 guns, and 150 men, which
parts to a church service, which had been was employed as a store-ship in victualling
written only for voices in 1742; and after. Sir Charles Cotton's Fleet, at that time
wards presented it to his benefactor, the blockading Lisbon. In the autumn of the
Prince of Esterhazy, which was the last of same year, he was appointed to the Gold-
his works. He composed from his eight- finch of 10 guns and 74 men, one of a class
tenth to his seventy-third year, 115 over of vessels built on a plan of General Bent-
tures, 163 pieces for the viola di gamba, ham's, well calculated for sailing, but for
20 divertimentos for various instruments, no other purpose, and intended for the
3 marches, 24 trios, 6 violin solos, 15 destruction of the small French privateers
concertos for different instruments, 50 which infest the straits of Dover; but, un-
services, 83 quartetts, 66' sonatas for the accountably as it may seem, bardly ever
piano-forte, 48 German, English, and employed upon this service, In this
Italian duetts, 5 German puppet operas vessel, on the 18th of May last, as he was
fa performance which the late Empress cruizing off Bilboa, in the night he fell in
Maria Theresa was much attached to,), with a large French corvette of 14
5 oratorios, 366 Scotch airs, and 400 mi 130 men, called La Mouch, wbich he en-
nuets and waltzes. He was born in 1739, gaged about three in the morning, and
and died in May 1809.

continued in close action till about eight,

when the French captain took advantage Vol. LXXX. pp. 187. 665. The Will of of a breeze of wind to make his escape, Mrs. Middleton was, like every act of her and the Goldfinch, having suffered much life, a mark of a good heart. She left to in the masts and rigging, was incapaci. a distant relation (having no near rela- tated froin following him. Capt. Skinuer tions) an estate, which came from her fa had three men killed and twelve wounded. mily, in Yorkshire. To a Baronet, well A few days afterwards the corvette was known in the charitable institutions of the taken off St. Andero by the Amelia, Capt. Metropolis, she left a considerable pro- Irby, who, in his letter to the Admiralty, perty, iu regard to which he had assisted made honourable mention of Capt. Skinher in establishing her right of succession. ner's spirited conduct. It appeared from To her hushand's relations she gave what the French Captain that in the action with ever had been her husband's ; fir her the Goldfinch, he lost two men killed, and faithful servants she made a most generous nine wounded. Upon this occasion Capt. provision ; 1000l. was distributed among Skinner received the most flattering lether three Executors; a charitable dona ters from the Admiral of the fleet, and the tion was allotted to poor persons in Keu Port-admiral; and his conduct was consi

dered

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dered such as entitled him to a better ship. only sister and heiress of the Rev. John Before he returned, therefore, from bis Heathfield, Minister of Northaw, Herts, subsequent voyage to Cadiz, he received who died the 6th of February last, leaving from the Admiralty an appointment to the a will written, but not executed, and Trinculo, at that time just launched, and therefore useless : but his sister solicione of the finest sloops in the service. tously endeavoured to fulfil what she There was now an opportunity opened to thought his intentions. She was bried on him of distinguishing himself, which was the 31st of May, the day on which the as suddenly closed by one of those unfore. new church at Northaw was opened, to seen events which baffle all human calcu, which the Rev. Samuel Davis is presented lation, and all his hopes of fame and how pour were closed for ever: he had con

Mr. WINDHAM. tracted a violent cold, on his return from P. 589. col. 1. l. 19. r. Mr. Windham Cadiz, in consequence of his keeping open was born in London, May 3, 1750. his cabin-window at night, for the ac Ib. at bottom. The mutiny here mena commodation of a gentleman who came tioned happened at Norwich, before the home with him as a passenger, and who departure of the Norfolk Militia for their was aflicted with an asthma. By the quarters at Southolt and Aldborough in time he arrived off Falmouth, his disorder Suffolk. increased considerably ; in his anxiety Ib. col. 2. I. 16. r. “ Early in the next to land dispatches from the Marquis Wel- year he went abroad, and spent that lesley, then at Seville, he was exposed to and the following year,” &c. a great deal of bad weather, in the latter ........ 1. 43. r. “ In 1784 he came inend of last October; and after making use to Parliament, where he sat twenty-six of the speaking trumpet, when it blew a years ; at first for the city of Norwich, gale of wind, in a fit of coughing he broke afterwards for various boroughs, and for a blood vessel. However, as it was the a short time (1807) for the county of Norfirst wish of his heart to go out in his new folk; and he had not sat a month in the sbip, he proceeded to Portsmouth, and House of Commons, when he was selected had nearly fitted her for sea, when he by Mr. Burke to second his motion for a broke the ruptured vessel a second time. Representation to His Majesty on a very The physician of the fleet then gave it as important subject.” his opinion, that it was certain death to P. 591. col. 2. 1. 8 from the bottom, for enter into active service, and ordered him "lesser," r. “ least.” home, where he gradually' declined, till P. 592. col. 1. 1. 12. for “ insisted,” 7. death put a period to his sufferings. Such “ encysted." is a brief sketch of the life of this excellent P. 593. col. 1. l. 17. r. “for interment in young man,

As an Officer, his merits the" &c.“ were of the very highest order, and gave

DEATHS. promise of his one day earning the right to 1809, T Balasore, in the East Inbe enrolled in the annals of his country, Nov. 23. amongst those who have done so inuch ho Lieut. col. Plumer, 2d reg. Native Infantnour to it by their courage and capacity. ry, and dau. of Mr. Robert Trueman, of An attention to his duty that was unremit- Bread-street, London, after a long and ting, a perfect knowledge of his profession, painful illoess, sustained in every part of an intrepidity that never failed him wben

its progress with the meekness and re. present death was before his eyes; but above signation which innocence and virtue in. all, a lively regard to the comforts of his crew spire. Possessing all the advantages of were only a part of those qualities which yonth and beauty, amiable in her manforiped his title as an Officer. On-board

ners, with every accomplishment that his ship he never allowed the meanest eubauces the charms of female character, cabin boy to be struck, and perhaps there she was esteemed wherever knowin; yet was no other in which there were so few all these exterior accomplishments, the punishments. Those only who knew him graces of person and manner, that reaintimately can form an adequate idea of dered her valuable and acceptable to so the kindness and virtues of his noble heart: ciety, derived a higher lustre from the he was the delight of his friends; and it inestimable qualities of her mind; the may be said of him, with the greatest sweetness of her disposition, the benevo truth, that he was one of the brightest or lence of her beart, and the genuine worth naments of the arduous and honourable that shone in every part of her conduct, profession which he had chosen.

endeared her to her family and friends. P. 567. The beautiful Elegy on Castle Her early fall, in the bloom of youth and Building was written by Rev. Charles Jen- beauty, is a severe Visitation to a fond

and disconsolate husband, and to those P. 668. The late Mrs. Heathfield was friends and relations who knew and adan antient and respectable maiden lady, wired her virtues. GENT. Mag. July, 1810,

30, At

Alles, aged 23, the wife of

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30. At Patna, in the East Indies, Ben 12. At Antigua, aged 49, Capt. Charles thia, the wife of the Rev. W. A. Keating. White, R. N. Commissioner of the dock

Deg. 7. At Muscat, in Persia, in the yard at St. John's. 23d year of his age, Wm. Chicheley May At Messina, in Sicily, aged Bunce, esq. British Resident at that 19, Mr. Robert Williams Bishop, late place for the East India Company ; to à midshipman on-board His Majesty's which appointment he was very lately ship Spartan, and second son of Charles promoted by the Government of Bom B. esq. of Doctors Commons. bay. He was the only son of Mr. Wm. 2. At Carrickfergus, co. Antrim, IreBunce, of Northiam in Sussex, and ne land, Mr. Wm. Wallis, son of the late phew to R. C. Plowden, esq. director. James W. esq. of Harling : he has left a His superior abilities, and rectitude of widow and child in England. condact, obtained him the most reputable 26. On his return to India, on board patrons, and every honourable distinction the Eldon, off Madeira, Capt. E. W. Smyin the Service that his youth would admit thies, 15th reg. N. I. in the Company's of, and his deportment to all ranks of service, Madras establishment. people their entire confidence, esteeni, · 28. At Gibraltar, Mr. C. Greetham, and attachment.

midshipman of His Majesty's ship Volon30. At Madras, aged 20, Lieut. Henry taire, son of Mr. G. of the Customs at A. Howell, 5th Native Infantry, son of Portsmouth, Mr. Jas. H. of Surrey-street, Straud. June 1. At Lisbon, Wm. Wynne, esq.

1810, Jan. 7. At Guilou, Madras, aged surgeon to the forces. 25, Lieutenant Peter Penoulhet, 2d batta 3. Aged 63, John Wood, esq. of Har14th reg. Native Infantry. The honour court park, Salop. able zeal he at all times manifested in the 26. At her brother's house in the Isle of discharge of the duties of his profession, Wight, Miss Michell, of Brighthelmstone. was alone equalled by that honest integrity, At Balaruc, where he went for the be. and those amiable qualities, he displayed nefit of the baths, the celebrated Joseph de in all the transactions and scenes of pri- Montgolfier (the first who discovered the vate and social life. As he lived beloved principles of aërostation, and ascended in by all, but by none inore than his now a balloon.) surviving brother-officers, so must his 30. At Carshalton, Surrey, aged 68, death be regretted and deeply lamented by Capt. Samuel Goddard, of the 16th, or those who ever enjoyed the pleasure of his Queen's light dragoons. acquaintance.

Lately, Mr. Robert Foot, jun. of Lud. 8. At Calcutta, aged 16, William only well, Wilts. He was going out with his son of the Rev. Wm. Birch, of Rugby, loaded gun; but stopping to converse with Warwickshire.

a friend, incautiously rested on the muzzle March Ou board His Majesty's of the gun, which went off at half-cock, ship Pompée, at Guadaloupe, aged 20, and nearly the whole charge passed Mr. Wm. Ingle, master's mate of that through his left hand, grazed his side, and ship, and second son of John I. esq. of lodged in his shoulder. He lingered four Cambridge.

days. April Of fever on board the Walt At Wrexham, Richard Phillips, esq. hamstow East Indiaman, on his passage late of Tynychos, Salop. from Bengal, aged 20, Mr. J. T. Rutt, At Moorgate fold, near Blackburn, jun. eldest son of Mr. Rutt, of Goswell-st. Ralph Latus, esq. a coroner for Lancasti.

2. Aged 67, Mrs. Beldam, wife of Mr. Aged 76, Capt. Robert Brown, Ipswich. Valentine B. of Bishop Stortford ; the Rev. Mr. Grant, rector of Nalton, vicar warmth whose friendship endeared her of Roch, Pembrokeshire, and prebendary to an extensive circle of acquaintance, of St. David's. and whose tender and active sympathy At Tettenhall, where she resided for often rendered her a benefactress to the near a century, aged 106, Elizabeth poor, and a solace to the afflicted. Her Prettie, spinster. She retained her fasocial disposition, and great cheerfulness culties, and could walk about till within of mind, united with perfect propriety of a few days of her death. manners, made her a fit companion equally At Linton, Herefordshire, John Roberts, for the old and young. In the private re esq. Lieut. R. N. and son of the Rev. Mr. lations of life she ever discovered a heart Roberts. full of feeling and axection ; and while Suddenly, Miss Moore, an elderly lady, her immediate connexions live to regret of Salisbury, a'member of the Society of her loss, they will continue to bless her Friends. memory in the recollection of her many At Foxley, Wilts, the wife of the Rev. virtues. Bred in the faith and practice of J. Plumptree, assistant at Eton, and a Christian, she held fast her profession, eldest son of the very Rev. Dean of Glouc. and died in that humble hope which the Mr. T. Gillam, son of Mr. Benj. G. late Gospel only can create and fulfil.

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