Графични страници
PDF файл
ePub

ing, and in both these arts produced Nabob Vizier to the East India Com.
specimens of the highest excellence. pany, in the year 1801, he was removed
For upwards of fifty years he quitted to the same station in the ceded pro-
his bed only three times, and on these vinces, and was one of the Gentlemen
occasions his house was either inun- selected by Marquis Wellesley to assist
dated with water, or threatened with the Right Honourable Sir Henry Wel-
danger from fire. His curiosity, which lesley, G. C. B. in the discharge of the
was unbounded, prompted him to hatch trust of the office of Lieutenant-governor
different kinds of birds' eggs by the na- of those Provinces. In the year 1806,
tural warmth of his body, and he after- Mr. Seton was appointed to the office
wards reared the motley broods with all of President at the Court of his Majesty
the tenderness of a parent : so that on Shah Allum, at Delhi, and performed
visiting him it was no unusual thing to the grateful duty of securing the happi.
see various singing birds, to which he ness of the last few months of the life of
may be said to have given birth, perched that interesting Prince, and also of pro-
on his head, and warbling the artificial viding for the comfort of his son and
notes he had taught them.

successor, the present Emperor of Hin-
Naturally possessed of a good consti. dostan, on the accession of the latter to
tution, and an active, cheerful turn of the Musnud. The arrangements made
mind, his house was the general coffee. by Mr. Seton for the management of
room of the village, where the affairs of the territory to the Westward of the
the Church and State were discussed with Jumna, assigned for the maintenance
the utmost freedom. In consequence of of the Royal Family at Delhi, during
long confinement, his countenance had the years in which he retained the
rather a sickly cast, but it was remark- office of President at his Majesty's
ably expressive, and would have afforded Court from 1806 to 1811, were equally
a fine subject for the pencil of Wilkie, honourable to his own character, and
particularly when he was surrounded well calculated to promote the welfare
by his country friends. This singular of all classes of the inhabitants of that
man had acquired, by his ingenuity and territory, and their advantages have
industry, an honourable independence, been permanent. In the year 1811,
and died possessed of considerable pro- Mr. Seton accompanied the late Earl of
perty. In short, his history holds out Minto on the expedition against the
this very instructive lesson, that no dif- Island of Java; and after the success-
ficulties are too great to be overcome by ful conquest of that island, he was ap-
industry and perseverance; and a ge- pointed to the office of Governor of
nius, though it should sometimes miss Prince of Wales's Island, From that
the distinction it deserves, will seldom station he was promoted, in the year
fail, unless by its own fault, to secure 1812, by the Court of Directors of the
competency and respectability. He was East India Company, as the reward of
married only about three weeks before his long services, to a seat in the Su-
his death, which took place on the 3d preme Council at Fort William in
of May 1819, at Alyth.

Bengal, which he filled with much
SANDERS, Joseph, Esq., principal credit for five years, and was on his
partner of the Exeter bank, 17th Sept. return to his native country in 1818 at
1819. He died at the advanced age of the period of his death. During the
89.

long period of Mr. Seton's services, he
SETON, Archibald, Esq. was born had the happiness to possess in succes-
in 1758, and educated in Scotland. At sion, and in the fullest extent, the well-
the age of about 22, an appointment hav- merited confidence of every Governor
ing been obtained for him, as a Civilian, under whom he acted, after he had ob-
he repaired to Bengal, and remained tained a certain distinction in the ser-
there during an almost unexampled pe- vice, viz. the Marquises Cornwallis and
riod of thirty-eight years. After being Wellesley, and the Lords Minto and
employed as is usual, in some inferior Teignmouth. Early in the last year,
offices, he was at length entrusted with Mr. Seton determined to return to Eu-
the collection of the Revenues and admi- rope. He was extremely anxious once
nistration of the Civil and Criminal Jus- more to behold the country that had
tice in the Districts of Bhangolpore and given him birth, as he had been at length
Behar. He was then promoted to a enabled by means of a competent for-
seat in the Provincial Court of Justice tune to enjoy all the comforts it afforded.
in the Province of Behar; and on the But such was not the will of Provi.
occasion of the cession of a portion of dence,for he died at sea, March 30,1818,
the dominions of his Excellency the on board the William Pitt East India-

VOL. IV.

HH

He now

man, on the passage from St. Helena M. A. at the age of 85, Sept. 30th, 1819.
to England, in the 61st year of his age. He was Vicar of Maryslow and Thru-

SHAFTESBURY, the Right Ho- selton, in Devonshire, and formerly of
nourable Dowager Countess of, at Flo- Sidney-Sussex College, Cambridge.
rence, in the summer of 1819.

ST. CLAIR, Major-General. This
SHEE, M.K. John, Esq. Sept. 30, gentleman, a native of America, at an
1819, formerly of St. James's Place, early period of the war of independence,
He was the original founder of the Be- took up arms in behalf of his native
nevolent Society of St. Patrick.

country. Having distinguished himself
SIBBALD, Sir James, Bart. at on a variety of occasions, he soon rose
Fulham House, Hammersmith, aged to high commands; notwithstanding
77, Sept. 17, 1819, after an illness of which, he died in Jai), 1819, in great
many years duration. The baronetcy indigence, in that country for which be
descends to his nephew, Mr. now Sir had fought and bled.
David Scott, one of the Directors of ST. JOHN, Hon. General Henry.
the East India Company.

The St. Johns justly claim to be con-
SMITH, William, Esq. comedian, sidered as a very ancient English family
born in 1730 or 1731, was the son of a

which originally came from the conti-
London tradesman. He was educated

nent, and, obtaining lands, settled here.
first at Eton, and next at St. John's, There are two branches of these; the
Cambridge; but the sudden death of elder consists of the Barons St. John of
his father, put a period to his collegiate Bletsoe, formerly Viscounts Boling-
studies and advancement.

broke; the head of the younger, is St.
fixed on the stage as a profession; and John Viscount Bolingbroke and St.
obtained considerable celebrity. Being John, Baron St. John, of Lydiard
a handsome man, he formed an alliance tregoze, Baron St. John of Battersea.
with Elizabeth, second daughter of Sir Henry St. John, Bart. was cre-
Edward - Richard Viscount Boling- ated Viscount St. John, four years sub-
broke, who died in 1762. We shall sequently to his eldest son's promotion
probably present our readers with a more to the title of Bolingbroke. The latter
exiensive memoir of this gentleman ; was the celebrated Henry St. John, 1st
but in the mean time it may be neces- Viscount Bolingbroke, one of the most
sary to observe, that on withdrawing able and accomplished men of the age
from a theatrical life, he retired to his in which he lived, although deemed
beloved residence at Bury St. Edmund's very equivocal on the score of religion.
in the county of Suffolk, in his 891h In 1704, he was appointed Secretary of
year, Sept. 13, 1819, leaving property State ; and in 1712, after obtaining the
behind to the amount of nearly 18,0001. title alluded to above, he deemed it ne-
on the interest of which, he had con- cessary to retire to France, for the pur-
trived to live, so as for many years to pose of sheltering himself from the
enjoy his favourite amusement of fox- vengeance of his enemies. Notwith-
hunting;

standing this, articles of impeachment
SOMERVILLE, Right Honour- were exhibited against him, and on the
able Lord. Of this noblemall, we 10th of Sept. 1714, he was attainted by
possess ample materials for a regular both houses of Parliament. During his
memoir, which shall appear in our next exile he became Secretary of State to
volume. Meanwhile it may be neces- the representative of the house of Stu-
sary to observe, that he was one of the art, then an exile also; but finding him
greatest and most scientific agricultur- to be a weak man, and perceiving that
ists this country has ever possessed. His his partisans neither possessed vigour
lordship chiefly applied himself of late nor union, he determined if possible to
years to the cultivation of stock, and

make his peace at home.

On this oc-
succeeded to an unexampled degree in casion he succeeded to a certain degree
breeding, feeding, and fattening his only, for Walpole, who was jealous of
various kinds of sheep, cows, and oxen. his great and unrivalled talents, was

Lord Somerville was struck by the determined to keep from all participa-
hand of death in the midst of his ca. tion in power and consequence. Not-
reer, and died at Vevoy, in Switzerland, withstanding this, he found means to
Oct. 6, 1819.

acquire the confidence, and enjoy the
SPARROW, Lieut.- Colonel P. at friendship of the late Prince of Wales,
Jamaica, Aug. 22, 1819.

father to his present Majesty, by whom
Deputy Adjutant-General in Ratis- he was always treated with a degree of
land.

respect worthy of his abilities,
SPRY, the Rev. Jolin Teasdale, Henry St. Jolin, of whom we now

He was

soon

treat, was a younger son of John Vis. He has left property to the amount of
count Bolingbroke, by Ann, daughter, nearly 100,000l. among his relatives.
and co-heir of Sir Robert Furnese, TUCKET, Rt. Hon. George Thick-
Bart. Being destined from early life, nesse, sixteenth Baron Audley.
to the military profession, he

" JE LE TIENS.

Mot.
rose to the first station in the British Lord Audley was born Feb. 14th, 1758.
army, having in due time, attained He was the son of the celebrated Gover.
the rank of General, together with a nor Thicknesse,by Lady Betty,the daugh-
Colonelcy of a regiment of the line. In ter of the Earl of Castleton, and early
1771, he married Barbara, daughter of in life obtained a commission in the
Thomas Bladen, Esq. and sister to army by means of Lord Bateman, in
Henrietta, Countess Dowager of Essex, consequence of which he repaired to
and died in 1818.

Gibraltar. After a short residence
General St. John was a man of the there, he returned to England.
world. He possessed easy manners, a At the age of 19, Mr. Thicknesse
genteel address, and an amiable dispo- succeeded his uncle, John, the last
sition. But he stood too high in the army

Earl of Castleton, as Baron Audley,
list, perhaps, to be employed during the (April 28th, 1777,) and, by permission
late contest with France; and indeed, of his Majesty, assumed the arms and
whatever might have been his merits, name of Tucket, (April 3, 1784,)
his increasing years and infirmities must about seven years after.
have prohibited any appointment of this His Lordship was twice married,
kind.

first, on May 19, 1781, to Elizabeth
STEWART, the Rev. Charles Ed. daughter and co-heiress of the late
ward, M.A. Oct. 8th, 1819, in his 71st John Lord Delaval, who died in 1785.
year. He was educated at Magdalen By this lady he had issue: 1. Elizabeth
College, Oxford, and obtained the Rec- Susannah, who afterwards became the
tory of Wakes, Colne, Essex, and Rede, wife of John Cousens, Esq. ; 2. George-
Suffolk, in succession. This gentleman John, now 17th Baron Audley, born in
possessed a lively poetical imagination, March, 1783, and lately married at
and was author of “ Trifles in Verse,” Brussels, to a daughter of Admiral
&c.

Donelly.

The late Lord Audley had, for his
T.

second wife, Mrs. Moorhouse, the opu-

lent widow of a distinguished officer,
TELLER, Marshal Baron, Lieut.-Col. Moorhouse, who was killed
Vienna, in Sept., 1819. He was for- at the siege of Maryalore, in the East
merly a contractor for the Austrian Indies, who survives him.

at

After occa-
army and accumulated a large fortune; sionally residing at Edinburgh and
but on his death ten forins were only Dublin, his Lordship died at his seat at
found appertaining to him. He was Sandridge Lodge, Wiltshire, in his 61st
buried at the expense of his former year, on Aug. 23, 1818.
coachman.

THOMAS, the Rev. Thomas, at
Peckham, Surrey, formerly of Maes in

V.
Carmarthenshire, Oct. 1819. He was
the author of sermons, and elegies in VANSITTART, Mrs., in 1819, at

her house at Blackheath, in the 81st
THOMSON, Lieut.-Col. Richard, 'year of her age. She was the widow of
at Clifton, Sept. 30th, 1819. This the late H. Vansittart, Esq. who was
gallant officer had reluctantly retired lost, many years since, on his passage to
from the service, in consequence of the India, and mother of the Chancellor of
loss of his right arm at the siege of the Exchequer. It is said that this lady
Flushing, in 1809.

refused to wear mourning for her hus-
THORPE, Lieut.-Col. Peregrine band, who she supposed was wrecked on
Francis, at Bath, Oct. 10, 1819, in the some uninhabited island; and would
69th year of his age. He was formerly return at length to his native country.

of the 4th Regiment of Foot,
and of late years has enjoyed the pro-
fitable appointment of Military-Auditor-

W.
General on the Island of Ceylon.

TUCKER, William, Esq. at Down WALLACE, Robert, Esq. Sept. 12,
St. Mary, Devonshire, Sept. 30, aged 79. 1819, at Rosslane Fort, in the county

verse.

an offi

was

of Wexford, for many years a justice of a place in the King's household, by the
the peace for that district. He died intervention of Earl Talbot, then High
suddenly, while in the act of shaving. Steward, and at length became Secre-

WARDEN, Lieut.- Col. Francis, tary to a former Duke of Dorset, when
died at his apartments in Somerset street, that nobleman filled the same station.
April 14, 1819, at the age of 40. He Having been reduced in consequence of
repaired to Bombay at a period when he Mr. Burke's Reformation Bill, in 1783,
had scarcely attained his 16th year. The he retired on a pension, and settled at
disease that proved fatal, was an enlarge- Sunning Hill, Berks.
ment of the heart, obtained during hard Mr. Willis, who had a house in that
service, in an unfavourable climate. village, was nominated Lieut.-Col. of

WATSON, Lady, the widow of the the Kensington volunteers at the com-
late Sir Brook Watson, Bart., at East mencement of the war with France; he
Sheen, Surrey, Sept. 10, 1819.

afterwards superintended the household
WHITE, the Rev, John, M.A. of the late Princess Charlotte, and on
Mr. White who was a native of North her marriage, became Privy Purse.
Walsham, county of Norfolk, This gentleman, who was one of the
born in 1745. After the usual pre- founders of the Alfred, an Association
liminary education he repaired to Caius where play is unknown, published a
College, Cambridge, and in 1765 was description of Knole Park, in Kent, the
the senior Wrangler of the Tripos. residence of the Dukes of Dorset. He
As a fellow of that society for some left a widow and three children behind
years, Mr. White, who was in or- him, and his only son, is Chaplain
ders, obtained the livings of Cheving- General in India. Mr. Willis died in
ton and Hargrave, both in Suffolk. 1819,
This gentleman not only proved an WISHART, Lady Theresa Coch-
ornament to the University in which he rane, at Edinburgh, Sept. 4, 1819.
was educated, but to society at large. She was wife of Sir Thomas Cochrane,
He accordingly died Dec. 4, 1818, in Knt. K. B. and daughter of the late
his 74th year, greatly respected and Sir. Charles Ross of Balnagown, Bart.
lamented.

WOLSELEY, Sir Robert, Bart, at
WILLIS, Henry Norton, Esq., Paris, Sept. 2, 1819. He was a man of
F.R.S. F.S.A. This gentleman, the son an ancient family, originally called
of a medical practitioner, at Andover, Wolf-slay, from having encountered and
Hants, was originally an officer in the killed a ferocious animal of that species.
Hants militia. He afterwards obtained

a

THE END.

Printed by Strahan and Spottiswoode,

Printers-Street, London.

[ocr errors][merged small]
« ПредишнаНапред »