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The Right Rev. Dr. George Chin. Lieutenant-gen. Skinner, chief ennery, Lord Bilhop of Cloyne. gineer of Great Britain.

Thomas George Lord Viscount Right Hon. Lady Widdringand Baron Southwell. His lord. ton. . fhip was born May 4, 1721, and

OCTOBER. succeeded his father in 1760. He Right Hon. Lady Hatton Boyle. married Miss Hamilton in 1741, by Hon. Elizabeth St. John, fister to whom he has left issue three sons and the late Lord St. John of Bletsoe. a daughter.

Anth. Chamier, Esq; under SecreAt Lyons in France, the Hon. tary of State, M. P. and F.R.S. John Roper, second son to Lord Miss Nelthorpe, sister to Sir John, Teynham.

Bart. The Hon. Mrs. Clarges, filter to Sir John Mordaunt, K. B. geneLord Barrington, and mother of Sir ral, and colonel of the 14th regiment T. Clarges, Bart.

of dragoons. Right Hon. John Drummond,

NOVEMBER. commonly called Lord Drum- Sir George Wombwell. Bart. mond, eldest son to the Earl of Lady Pettus, relict of Sir HoPerth.

race. At Knutsford, Lady Betty War. Right Hon. Countess of Donburton, reliat of the late Sir Peter negal. Warburton, and daughter of the late Sir James Stewart Denham, Bart, Earl of Derby.

Sir Saville Slingsby, Bart. Sir Theod. Boughton, Bart. Her Imperial Majesty departed

Lady Alburham, wife of the this life at Vienna on Nov. 29, Bishop of Chichester.

about nine o'clock in the evening. Lord Viscount Afhbrook, of the Her illness, thought but of short kingdom of Ireland.

duration, was exceedingly painSEPTEMBER.

ful. Hon. Lady Camilla Wallop.. The Hon. William Boyd, youngSir Thomas Dyer, Bart. ' eft brother to the late Earl of

Sir John Fielding, Knt. one of his Errol. Majesty's Justices of the Peace for Right Hon. Thomas Willough. the counties of Middlesex, Effex, by, Lord Middleton, and Baronet. Herts, Kent, Surry, and the city and His lordship was born Jan. 26, 1728, liberty of Weftminfter.

and succeeded his brother Francis, Mrs. Wingfield, mother to Lady the late lord, Dec. 15, 1774. He St. Aubin, and relict of the late married April 14, 1770, Miss Chad. William Wingfield, Esq. She was wick, by whom he has left no issue, daughter of the late Sir William on which account the title is supposed Williamson, and filter to the pre- 10 be extinct. fent Sir Hedworth Williamson, Mrs. Hellen Duffy, Lady Braco. Bart.

DECEMBER. Most noble the Marchioness of Right Hon. Countess Dowager of Lothian.

Shelburne. Right Hon. Peter Earl of Alta- Sir Christopher Traes, Bart. comont, Viscount Weft port, Baron lonel of the Cornish militia. Mounteagle, &c.


Right Hon. Lady Coleraine. Miss Asong, only daughter of

Hon. Lady Mary Leslie, youngest the Right Hon. Lady Frances Ar. daughter of the Countess of long. Rothes.

Sir James Barnaby, Bart. Mrs. E. Wynn, sister to the Right Hon. John Lord Viscount Jate Sir John, Bart.

Downe. Miss Frances Ewer, daughter of Sir H. Lippincott, Bart. the late Bishop of Bangor.

Sir Thomas Stapylton, Bart.



Account of the late Riots in the Cities much of the said act as disables of London and Westminster. persons educated in the Popish re.

ligion, or professing the fame, un. In the lait Seslion of the late Par- der the circumstances therein meo

liament, an Act was passed in tioned, to inherit or take by deFavour of the Roman Catholics, scent, devise, or limitation, in intitled, An Act for relieving his poffeffion, reversion, or remainder, Majefy's Subjects, frofiling the any lands, tenements, or herediPopin Religion, from cerlain Pe. taments, within the kingdom of nalties and Disabilities imposed on England, dominion of Wales, and them by an Act made in the Elie town of Berwick upon Tweed, venth and Twelfth Years of the and gives to the next of kin, be. Reign of King William' the Third, ing a Poteftant, a right to have intituled, An Ad for the further and enjoy ruch lands, tenements, preventing the Growth of Popery;' and heredicaments; and also fo of which Act, the following is much of the said act as disables an Abitradi,

Papills, or persons profefling the

Popish religion, to purchase any T HE preamble recites, that it manors, lands, profits out of lands,

1 is expedient to repeal cer- tenements, rents, terms, or heretain provisions in the act of King ditaments, wichin the kingdom of William ; and the clauses repealed England, dominion of Wales, or are as follow:

town of Berwick upon Tweed, and "That so much of the faid Act makes veid all and fingular cftates, as relates to the apprehending, terms, and ocher interests or protaking, or profecuring of Popith fits whatever out of lands, to be bishops, priests, or jesuits; and made, suffered, or done, from and also lo much of the said act as sub. aftcr che day therein mentioned, jects Popish bishops, priests or je. 10 or for the use or behoof of any luirs, and Papists, or persons pro such person or persons, or upon fefling the Popith religion, and any trust or confidence, mediately keeping school, or taking upon or immediately, for the relief of themselves the education is go. any such person or persons; Thall vernment or boarding of youth, be, and the fame, and every claule within this realm, or the domi- and matter and thing herein benions, thereto belonging, to per. fore-mentioned, is and are hereby petual imprisonment; and also fo repealed.

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And be it enacted by the au- most endeavour to disclose and thority aforesaid, That every per- make known to his majesty, his son and persons having or claim- heirs and successors, all creasons ing any lands, tenements, or he- and traiterous conspiracies which reditaments, under titles nor his may be formed against him or therto litigated, though derived them; and I do faithfully promise from any descent, devise, limita- to maintain, support, and defend, tion, or purchase, shall have, cake, to the utmost of my power, the hold, and enjoy the same, as if succession of the crown in his mathe said act, or any thing therein jefty's family, against any person contained, had not been made; or persons whatsoever; hereby ut any thing in the said act contained terly renouncing and abjuring any to the contrary notwithstanding. obedience or allegiance unto the

Provided always, and be it person taking upon himself the enacted, That nothing herein con- Ityle and title of Prince of Wales, tained shall extend, or be con in the lifetime of his father, and strued to affect any action or suic who, fince his death, is said to now depending, which thall be have assumed the style and title prosecuced with effect, and without of King of Great Britain, by the delay.

name of Charles che Third, and to Provided also, That nothing any other perfon claiming or pre. herein contained hall extend, or tending a right to the crown of be construed to extend, to any these realms : and I do swear, that person or persons but such who I do reject and detelt, as an unthall, within the space of Gx ca. christian and impious position, lendar months after the pafling of That it is lawful to murder or this act, or of accruing of his, her, destroy any person or persons whator their title, being of the age of foever, for or under pretence of twenty-one years, or who, being their being heretics; and also chat under the age of twenty-one years, unchristian and impious principle, Ihall, within six months after he or That no faich is to be kept with The thall attain the age of twenty, heretics : I further declare, that one years, or being of unsound it is no article of my faith, and mind, or in prison, or beyond the that I do renounce, reject, and feas, then within fix months after alijure the opinion, That princes lach disability removed, take and excommunicated by the Pope and wolcribe an oath in the words fol. council, or by any au:hority of

council, or by any au:n101

the See of Rome, or by any auThe Test or Oath. thority whatsoever, may be de. "! A. B. do sincerely promise posed or murdered by their suband wear, That I will be faithful, jeets, or any person whatsoever ; and bear true allegiance to his Ma- and I do declare, that I do not be. hry King George the Third, and lieve that the Pope of Rome, or him will defend, to the utmost of any other foreign prince, prelate,

power, against all conspiracies' state, or potentate, ha:h, or ought ind attempts wha:ever that hall to have, any temporal or civil jue made against his person, crown, risdiction, power, superiority, or W dignity; and I will do my us. pre-eminence, direêtly or indirect



ly, within this realm. And I do thod taken to in Aame the zeal of folemnly, in the presence of God, the people. These attempts being profess, teftify, and declare, That totally neglected by government, I do make this declaration, and and but feebly resisted by the more every part thereof, in the plain liberal minded in that country, proand ordinary sense of the words of duced all their effects. A furious this oath; without any evasion, spirit of bigotry and perfecution equivocation, or mental reserva. foon shewed itself, and broke out zion whatever, and without any into the most outrageous acts of dispensation already granted by the violence and cruelty against the Pope, or any authority of the See Papists at Edinburgh, Glasgow, of Rome, or any person whatever ; and elsewhere. As government did and without thinking that I am or not think it advisable to repress can be acquitted before God or this spirit by force, the just and man, or abfolved of this declara- benevolent intentions of the legiftion, or any part thereof, although lature were laid alde, the Pope, or any other persons or The successful resistance of the authority whatsoever, shall dispense zealots in Scotland to any relaxawith or annul the same, or declare tion of the penal laws against Pathat it was null or void.”

piits, seems to have given the first It concludes with 'reciting what rise to the Protestant Association in courts of judicature the oath is to England: for about the same time be taken, subscribed, and regi. bills were dispersed, and adverstered in ; and with an informa- tisements inserted in the news. tion, that the act fhould not be papers, inviting those who wished construed to extend to any Popish well to the cause, to unite under bishop, prielt, jesuit, or school that title ; and Lord George Gormaster, who shall not have taken don, who had been so active at the and subscribed the above oath, in head of the malecontents in Scotthe above words, before he shall land, was chosen their president. have been apprehended, or any pro. On Monday, May 29, a meeting sccution commenced against him. was held at Coach-maker's-hall,

The original motion was made pursuant to public advertisement, in the House of Commons by Sir in order to consider of the mode of George Savile, and received with presenting a petition to the House universal approbation, and a bill of Commons. Lord George Gor: was accordingly brought in and don took the chair, and after a paffid both Houses without a single long inflammatory harangue, in nega:ive.

which he endeavoured to persuade An extension of the same relief his hearers of the rapid and alarmto the Catholics of Scotland, was ing progress that Popery was makalso said to have been intended by ing in this kingdom, he proceeded parliament. The report spread an to observe, that the only way to immediate alarm throughout that stop it was going in a firm, mancountry; focieties were formed for ly, and resolute manner to the the defence of the Protestant faith, House, and shewing their reprecommittees appointed, books dif- fentatives that they were deterperfed, and, in short, every me- mined to preserve their religious


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