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OBITUARY.- Rear-Admiral Sayer.

[May, Lieut.-Col. Walker arrived in England length advanced to post rank, Feb. 14, in July 1810, and on the 24th June 1801. 1812, he retired from the service. In Capt. Sayer was not again called into 1822 he was appointed by the Court of service until the latter end of 1804, Directors, Governor of St. Helena, with wben he was appointed to the Proselyte the rank of Brigadier-General, wbich 28, in which he sailed in the following command be afterwards resigned.

year to the West Indies, with 150 mer

chant vessels and three regiments of inREAR-ADMIRAL SAYER, C.B.

fantry under his protection. In 1805 he

was removed to the Galatea 32, in which April 29. In Craven-street, Strand, he assisted in the capture of the Danish aged 57, George Sayer, esq. Rear-Admiral islands in Dec. 1807. During the year of the Blue, and C.B.

1808 be was entrusted with the comAdm. Sayer was a native of Deal, mand of a detached naval force emwbere bis father resided as Collector of ployed at the Virgin Isles and off the the Customs for upwards of thirty years. Spanish Main. He returned to England He entered the navy as a Midshipman in the spring of 1809, when the Galatea, in the Phenix frigate, commanded by being found very defective, was put out Capt. Geo. Anson Byron, with whom he of commission, and taken to pieces at proceeded to the East Indies. In 1790 Woolwich. and 1791 Mr. Sayer served on shore In November following, Capt. Sayer with a body of seamen and marines, at was appointed to the Leda, a new frithe reduction of Tippoo Saib's posts and gate of 42 guns; and at the commenceother possessions on the Malabar coast. ment of the ensuing year was ordered He was also employed on various boat to convoy a number of transports to services, in co-operation with the army : Cadiz, whence be returned with the flag and bore a part in the action between of Vice-Adm. Purvis. He subsequently the Pbænix and La Resolu, in Nov. escorted a fleet of Indiamen to Bengal, 1791.

and joining Vice-Adm.Drury at Madras, The Phænix returned to England in in Jan. 1811, was directed by that officer July 1793, and Mr. Sayer was soon after to assume the command of a squadron, made a Lieutenant into the Caryssort having on board 500 men, part of the 28, commanded by the present Sir Fran expedition against Java. For his exercis Laforey, in which he assisted at the tions on this important service, Captain capture of the Castor frigate, after a

Sayer received the thanks of the Suclose action of an hour and a quarter, preme Government of India, and all the off Brest, May 29, 1794. From that pe other authorities; and, on the 10th Jan. riod be served as Capi. L.'s First Lieu 1812, the thanks of both houses of Partenant in the Carysfort, Beaufort frigate, liament were voted to him, in common and Ganges 74, until March 1796 ; when with the other naval and military offihe was promoted by that officer's father cers employed in the capture of Batato the rank of Commander, and ap via and its dependencies, “ for their skil. pointed to the Lacedæmonian sloop of ful, gallant, and meritorious exertions.” war, on the Leeward Islands station, in Captain Sayer also received a gold me. which he was present at the capture of dal, and in 1815 was nominated a C. B. St. Lucia.

He remained as senior officer of a squaCapt. Sayer subsequently commanded dron for several months after the subjufor a short time the Albicore sloop on gation of the island. the Jamaica station; and in 1797 was In January 1813, Capt. Sayer was deattached to the flotilla equipped for the tained in command of an expedition to purpose of acting against the mutinous the island of Borneo, where, in conjuncships in the Nore. During the two en tion with Col. James Watson, be sucsuing years, and part of 1800, he com ceeded in taking the town, and subdumanded the Xenophon sloop of war, ing the whole province of Sambas. stationed in the North Sea. In 1799 he On the death of Vice-Adm. Sir Samuel brought the notorious Irish rebel, Nap Hood, at Madras, Dec. 24, 1814, tbe per Tandy, and his principal associates, command devolved on Captain Sayer. as state prisoners from Hamburgh to He accordingly hoisted a broad pendant London. His next appointment was to on the Leda; and made so judicious a the Inspector of 16 guns, in which he

disposition of the furce under his orders, conveyed the Prince of Orange and suite tbat Rear. Adm. Sir George Burlton, on from England to the continent. In con his arrival from England in June 1815, sequence of a representation by the mer to assume the chief command, sent bim cantile conmunity, of Capt. Sayer's zeal from Madras to the straits of Sunda and and activity in affording protection to the China sea, for the purpose of dithe trade of his country, he was at recting the movements of the ships he

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1831.] OBITUARY.-Rev. Dr. Gabell.- Francis Hayward, M.D. 469 had already dispatched thither. On his He resigned the Mastership of Winvoyage he heard, at Java, of i he ratifica chester at the close of 1823; when the tion of peace with the United States, scholars presented him with a magniand having proceeded to the China sea, ficent present of plate; consisting of a was returning thence, when he expe candelabrum weighing 200 ounces, the rienced a ty.foong, in which the Leda Latin inscription on which is printed in was nearly lost. Thus retarded in his our vol. xciii. ii. 543; and two massy progress, Capt. Sayer did not enter the tureeps. Straits of Malacca until Nov. 19, 1815, The only two occasions on which Dr. when he received intelligeuce of the Gabell appeared as an author, are those Rear-Admiral's death at Madras, on the already named. In the “ Works” of 21st Sept., by which event he again Dr. Parr, vol. vii. pp. 469—500, is printfound himself authorised to hoist the ed some correspondence between that broad pendant, and assume the denomi great scholar and Dr. Gabell, to wbich nation of Commodore. On the arrival The editor, Dr. John Johnstone, bas preof Rear-Adm. Sir Richard King, at the fixed the following remarks :close of 1816, be resigned the command bringing the correspondence of Dr. Parr to that officer, and returned to England and Dr. Gabell before the reader, I have after an absence of nearly seven years. to rejoice that the whole is committed

to me by the kindness and liberality of

Dr. Gabell. To this distinguished divine Rev. H. D. GABELL, D. D.

and preceptor's acuteness, erudition, April 18. At Binfield, Berkshire, aged judgment, and taste, Dr. Parr's testimony 67, the Rev. Henry Dison Gabell, D.D. is unbounded; and indeed the critical Rector of that parish, of Ashow, War discussions contained in their letters, wickshire, and of St. Laurence, Win

could only take place between real schochester; and formerly Head Master of lars. There are no less than ten elaboWinchester College.

rate letters on one of Bentley's Canons, We believe the father of this gentle and other metrical and philological subman to have been the Rev. Henry Ga. jects, from the pen of Dr. Parr; and bell, who, having been a Fellow of Mag these are answered and discussed by Dr. dalen college, Oxford, was Rector of Gabell. What, then, must the reader's Stanlake, Oxfordshire, and a magistrate regret be, that there is no room to insert of that county. He died Jan. 4, 1802 them all! I fully sympathise with it, (see our vol. LXXII. r. 182); and his not without a gleam of hope springing widow Oct. 7, 1810. Another of the fa

up in my mind that all will yet appear.' mily, the Rev. T. Gabell, was Rector of Dr. Gabell married Jan. 11, 1790, Miss St. Peter's and St. Jobn's in Winchester, Gage, daughter of the Rev. Mr. Gage, of he died in 1803.

Holton in Oxfordshire. Maria, bis third He was educated at Winchester

daughter, was married July 18, 1818, school, and thence elected a Fellow of to the Rev. William Scott, second son of New College, Oxford, where he proceed Sir Joseph Scott, of Great Barr Hall in ed only to the degree of B. A. before Staffordshire, Bart. he was elected master of Warminster schvol. In 1788 he was presented to

FRANCIS HAYWARD, M.D. the rectory of St. Laurence in Winchester, by Lord Chancellor Thurlow; and in April 18. At Bath, aged 92, Francis 1793 he came to make his permanent Hayward, M.D. residence in that city on being appointed He was born at Warrington in Lancasecond master of the school.

shire, one of at least sixteen children of In 1796 be published a pamphlet “On the Rev. Thomas Hayward, M.A. who the expediency of altering and amending was also a native of Warrington, the son the Regulations recommended by Par of Thomas Hayward * of that town, by liament for reducing the high price of Corn;" and in 1802 a Fast Sermon, * In the pedigree of the Marklands, preached at St. Laurence, Wincbester. inserted in Mr. Nichols's Literary AnecHe proceeded to the degree of M. A. as dotes of the Eighteenth Century, vol. iv. a member of St. Juhu's college, Cam. p. 657, to illustrate the biography of Jebridge, in 1807; and succeeded to the remiah Markland, the eminent scholar Head Mastership of the School on the and critic, the husband of Dorothy Markresignation of Dr. Goddard in 1810. In land is incorrectly described as “the 1812 he was presented by Chandos Leigh, Rev. William Hayward, M.A.” His esq. to the rectory of Ashow in War name was certainly Thomas; he was wickshire; and in 1820 by Lord Chan never “ M.A.” nor was he in tbe Church. cellor Eldun, to that of Bin field in Berk Ic is not certainly known in what proshire.

fession he was, but there is reason to

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OBITUARY.— Francis Hayward, M.D. [May, Dorothy his wife, a daughter of Ralph ably his studies had been directed, and Markland, esq. of the Meadows, to whüm the eminent powers of his own mind. he was married Nov. 25, 1682. He was He settled at Hackney about the year born Feb. 5, 1695-6, entered Brase 1760, and there he continued ull 1805, nose College, Oxford, March 3, 1712-13, when he abandoned a very extensive took the degree of B.A. Oct, 10, 1716, practice, and left a numerous circle of and of M.A. July 9, 1719. On March 4, friends, many of whom were eminent 1722, he was instituted to the Vicarage for their literary and scientific attainof Garstang, in his native county. This ments, for the enjoyment of that hopreferment he resigned in 1731, and nourable repose which was looked for about that time removed to Warrington, rather through a nalural inclination, where he was Master of the Grammar than from any sense and feeling of failure school, and Curate of the Chapel of in the corporeal or intellectual powers. Sankey, till his death in 1757. His It was at this period of his life that burial is registered at Warrington, Sept.

his friend Dr. Tate obtained for him the 2, io that year. The biographer of one diploma of M.D. from one of the Scotch of his pupils who attained to a distin Universities. With the world before guished eminence, Dr. Percival of Man bim, he first elected Taunton as the chester, has described bim as an able place of his residence; but be soon disbut severe master. He was an admirable covered, what so many others have found, scholar, and a very useful man.

that England presents no place which is The Rev. Thomas Hayward married equally eligible with Bath, as a retireat the Church of St. Sepulcbre, North ment in the period between the burry ampton, Nov. 28, 1717, Elizabeth, the and the end of life. He removed thither only child of Jarrett Lestock, esq. of in 1806, and at Bath the whole evening Ashton near Northampton, the son of of his long day of life has been past, in Richard Lestock, who was a Captain in the enjoyment of many intellectual pleathe Navy in King William's wars, and sures, for which his well-stored and wellbrother of Richard Lestock, Vice Admi exercised mind had prepared him, with ral of the Blue, whose suspension in

fewer infirmities, except that great one 1745 by Admiral Matthews, and subse of the loss of sight, than usually falls to quent acquittal by a Court Martial, the share of persons of such very advanced created at the time a very extraordinary years, and in the frequent serious but sensation.

unostentatious meditation on his end. The late Dr. Hayward was one of the Dr. Hayward married a sister of the younger children of this marriage. He late Naihaniel Green, esq. who was was born Jan. 25, 1738-9, and baptized many years the British Consul at Nice ; at Warrington, Feb. 21 following, when by wbom be had nine children, four the name of Francis was given to him by sons and five daughters :-). Thomas, his godfather, Dr. Francis Annesley, the who was trained under Mr. Wales, an Rector of Winwick. To the instruction eminent nautical mathematician, and of bis accomplished father, was to be at was sent early in life to sea.

He was a tributed the purity of taste in elegant midshipman on board the Bounty, in literature by which he was distinguished, Captain Bligh's unfortunate voyage to as well as those attainments, which were Otabeite, and when on the return the considerable, in science and classical li mutineers seized the ship, he was the terature. The profession of Medicine first person put down by ihem into the was his own choice, and he seems

launch. He bore all the hardships of bave bad from his sixteenth or seven the long exposure in the open boat, and teenth year, the direction of himself to returned with Captain Bligh. When the acquirement of the means by which the Pandora was sent out to bring home it was to be prosecuted with success. the mutineers, under the command of But he fell in London into very able Captain Edwards, he went as third Lieuhands, and the admirable skill, the sound tenant, with the charge of the maihe, sense, and the eminent success and high matical instruments, and the making reputation wbich he enjoyed, while in astronomical observations and a chart the practice of it, showed at once how of the voyage. On its return the vessel

struck on a reef of rocks on the north think that he was an Attorney. The of New Holland, and was wrecked. tradition is, that he was born at Dares Most of the crew were saved; and after bury in Cheshire. The time of his death nineteen days of suffering, which he was is also unknown, but he survived his wife, accustomed to describe as severer than who died in 1707, as appears by acquit- those which he sustained in the launch tances given to the Marklands for his of the Bounty, they reached Timor in wife's fortune.

the ship's boats. At the beginning of

1831.]
OBITUARY.-James Christie, Esq.

471 the war of the French Revolution, be Mr.C. was educated at Eton, and origi. served on board the Incorsiant, from nally intended for the church; he passed which ship he removed to the Diomede, through that school with a reputation then on the East India station, when he honourable alike to bis acquirements again suffered shipwreck, the Diomede and to his correct principles. The adhaving struck upon a rock not laid down vantages thus obtained were followed in any chart, at the entrance of the har up with the energy and perseverance bour of Trincomalee. In December 1796 wbich belonged to his studious habits he was appointed Commander of the and his literary enthusiasm, and the reSwift, and in July 1797, Captain of the sults of which were seen in those able Resistance of 44 guns, and in a few days dissertations which reflect so much hoafter to the Trident of 60 guns. But nour on bis classical talents, and display before the Commission reached him in the soundness of his learning, the depth the Indian seas, this scientific and gal of bis researches, and the purity of his lant, but unfortunate officer, had pe taste. His first production, in 1802, was rished in the Swift, which bad gone an Essay on the ancient Greek Game, down in consequence of being overladen supposed to bave been invented by Palathrough an act of humanity to the crew medes antecedent to the siege of Troy ; of another vessel. Captain Hayward's it is an attempt to prove that the game Charts of the Voyage of the Pandora, of Palamedes was known to the Chinese, and of the Banda Seas, published by Mr. and was progressively improved by them Dalrymple, are proofs of great industry into the Chinese, Indian, Persian, and and eminent talent, at a very early age. European chess. -2. Francis, formerly Keeper of Naval An intimacy with the late Charles Stores at Martinique, and afterwards at Towneley, esq. (whose fine collection of Barbadoes.-3. William, now Commis vases and marbles now forms a part of sary of Accompts at the Cape.--4. Henry, the treasures of the British Museum) diof the Navy Pay Office, Somerset-House, rected the attention of Mr. Christie to lately deceased. The daughters were : 1. the use and meaning of those painted Ann, wife of Cornwall Reynolds ; 2. Eli vases usually termed Etruscan ; and in zabeth, married, 1 Joachim-Cbristian 1806 he published a truly classical and Stocqueler, and 2, Henry Till, both de beautiful volume, entitled "A Disquisiceased.--3. Henrietta, married to Charles tion upon E ruscan vases." In this Augustus Hayes.—4. Mary, married in work the originality of his discoveries is 1815 the Rev. Joseph Hunter of Bath, not less conspicuous than the taste and F.S.A.; and 5. Charlotte.

talent with which he explains them. Dr. Hayward was interred in the bu Any attempt to exbibit a specimen of rial-ground of the parish of Walcot, and his manner, or to illustrate his theory, the following words are on bis tomb : would lead us beyond our limits; it is Franciscus Hayward, M.D.

certain that by those best qualified to obiit Aprilis 18, A.D. 1831,

estimate the merits of this book, it is auno ætatis 93.

held in high and deserved regard. A limited number of copies having been

printed, the work soon became scarce, JAMES CHRISTIE, Esq.

and produced a very high price. In Feb. 2. In King-street, St. James's 1825, Mr. C., and as he very modestly square, after a long illness, aged 58, states “to correct this unfair estimate James Christie, esq.

of its value," published a new and enThe claims of Mr. Christie on the larged edition (reviewed in our vol. grateful recollection of posterity are xcvii. i. 135-140), adding an appendix, twofold; as a scholar of the first emi in which some most ingenious reasoning nence and a valuable contributor to the is employed to refer the shape and colour literature of his country, and as a gen of Greek vases to the water lily of Egypt, tleman whose private character most and a classification is given formed upon deservedly secured to him the friendship this basis. The great knowledge of his and respect of contemporaries, them- subject, in which few are equal to follow selves of no ordinary rank, and of great him, and the extensive reading which moral and intellectual worth.

this volume exhibits, place Mr. C. most Mr. C. was the eldest son of the gen deservedly in the first rank of classical tleman of tbat name, who was most de antiquaries. In connection with this servedly at the head of the line of busi his favourite enquiry, it may be stated ness in which he was engaged, and who that the description of the Lanti vase in probably was intrusted with the disposal the possession of the Duke of Bedford, of properly to a larger extent and of was written by Mr. Christie, and is more importance than any one who ever printed in the splendid volume which preceded him.

illustrates his Grace's collection of mar

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OBITUARY,-Rev. Basil Woodd.

[May, bles. The catalogue of Mr. Hope's vases, honour of God principally and sincerely, so much admired by scholars, is also and mingles not the affections with any from the same masterly hand.

creature, but in just subordination to reA third publication from the pen of ligion;" the happiness that springs from Mr. Christie is an Essay on the earliest such singleness of purpose and simplispecies of idolatry, the worship of the city of heart, was abundantly the porElements; the purport of which is to tion of Mr. C.; be was singularly blessed show for what purpose the elements in his domestic affections, in his friendwere referred to by early nations; what ships, and in all his engagements, and was understood of the Deity by their his good name and his virtuous exammeans, and by what misconstruction ple will be long cherished and piously they became objects of worship. In this remembered. as in the former work the religious tex Mr. C. was a member of the Dilletante ture of Mr. Christie's mind is every Society, wbich it is well known consists where to be traced, amidst the great of a select body, distinguished for high learning in which the discussion is in rank, as well as tbe taste for learned and volved.

scientific pursuits. He was for some In addition to these publicatiuns, the years one of the Registrars of the Lileactive mind of Mr. Christie enricbed the rary Fund, which was a favourite instibest of the Greek and Roman classics tution, and to the support of which his with copious notes and illustrations, and exertions very greatly contributed ; and his biblical criticisms are profound and was also a member of the Antiquarian acute. To bim literary pursuits formed Society of Newcastle. the most agreeable of all recreations, yet there was not bing about them of the

The Rev. BASIL Woodd, M.A. character of undigested study. His taste for poetry was refined and chaste; he April 12. At Paddington Green, aged read it with uncommon beauty and feel. 70, the Rev. Basil Woodd, for thirtying, and though he rarely indulged the eight years Minister of Bentinck Cbapel, “ idle calling," he wrote it with facility Marylebone, and Rector of Drayton and vigour.

Beauchamp, Bucks. But with all his literary acquirements He was born at Richmondin Surrey, Aug. and the great powers be possessed of 5, 1760, and educated by the Rev. Tbos. adorning any intellectual society in Clarke, rector of Chesham Buis. At the wbich he might be placed, his habits age of 17, be became a student at Triwere retiring, his pleasures and enjoy- bity College, Oxford, where he obtained ments simple and domestic. Brought the degree of Master of Arts in 1785, into contact, as he was, with the highest and of which college he remained a and the noblest, his bearing was that of member to the day of bis death. At the unaffected dignity, and whilst shrinking age of twenty-three he was ordained almost instinctively from honours that Deacon, at the Temple Church, by Dr. were offered him, he bore them when Thurlow, Bishop of Lincoln ; and in accepted with graceful propriety.

1784 priest, at Westminster Abbey, by It will not be surprising, then, if he Dr. Thomas, Bishop of Rochester. He raised the business be followed, to the frequently assisted the late Dr. Conyers, dignity of a profession. In pictures, in Rector of St. Paul's, Deptford. Shortly sculpture, in vertu, bis taste was undis afterwards he was chosen Lecturer of St. puted, and bis judgment deferred to, as Peter's, Cornhill, in which situation he founded on the purest models and the continued his services for twenty-four most accredited standard. If to these years. In February 1785, he received advantages we add that fine moral feel. the appointment of morning preacher ing and that inherent love of truth at Bentinck Chapel. Soon after entering which formed the basis of his character, on the labours of that place, he introand wbich would never permit him, for duced evening preaching, whicb was at any advantage to himself or otbers, to first opposed by many, as a strange and viulate their obligations, we may then novel proceeding; but he withstood the have some means of judging how in bis opposition, and saw his perseverance hands business became an honourable crowned with success, and his example calling, and how that which to many is followed by many otber ministers. In only secular, by bim was dignified into 1808, Lady Robert Manners presented a virtuous application of time and talents. bim to the rectory of Drayton Beau

But let it not be forgotten that the champ, to which place he was accus. keystone of this arch of moral strength tomed to repair for a few months of and symmetry, was the religious princi- every year. ple; that principle which, to use the Mr. Woodd exerted himself very Language of Jeremy Taylor, “ intends the greatly and successfully in establishing

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