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1831.] OBITUARY.-Thomas Sherwood, Esq. M. D.
89 I bave mentioned, he printed « The stole many an bour which he conseDuties and Qualifications of the Chris. , crated to the history, the poetry, the tian Minister," a sermon preached in biography of bis own country.* Thence Chester Cathedral on the 20th Sept. he informed his understanding and cul1901; " What is Trutb?” a sermon tivated bis taste : thence, too, he drew, preacbed in the same cathedral, on occa those stores which, ever beaming as they sion of a General Ordination, 29th Sept. did within tbe breast of their possessor, 1816; “A Charge delivered to the sbed too their benign and delightful inClergy of the Archdeaconry of Leicester, fluence on bis companions and his friends. A.D. 1822." We believe there were seve Who ever beard him give, with that disral other occasional Charges and Sere tinct and manly intonation, tbat energemons published by Dr. Parkinson, but we tical expression, so peculiar to bimself, have peitber the titles of them, nor any Gray's Ode to Adversity, or Jobnson's means of ascertaining their dates. critique on Milton's plan of initiating
J. S. H. bis pupils into Latin, without being
awakened to the most lively sense of the
stern simplicity of the one, or tbe comTHOMAS SHERWOOD, Esq. M. D.
prehensive and grasping' vigour of the
upon him. The first shaft was aimed at
of their eccentric author etched hy himHis classical education had been from self, be communicated to Mr. Nichols, circumstances limited, but he gave sig wbo inserted them in the third volume of nal proof, when in the society of those “Literary Illustrations of the Eighteenth who bad approached nearer to the “in Century," p. 775, &c. But here begins tegros fontes” than himself, that he had afterwards traced them to their source, * See Surtees's “ History of Durham," had tasted, and bad drunk deeply too, vol. I. p. 10. Introduction; and judge of of the thousand delightful rills wbich the man“ without the early and valued fall into the grand stream of Poetry. assistance of whom that work would Amid his otber active employmeyts, he never have been undertaken." Gent. Mag. January, 1831.
90 OBITUARY.—Thomas Sherwood, Esq.-John Preston, Gent. (Jan, the sad tale ; tbat, under a mistaken buried with his father and mother and idea of the bigh theatrical powers, wbich children in Staindrop cburchyard. men into whose company it was his misfortune to fall (Mr. Kean among the
John PRESTON, GENT. number) persuaded him that be pos
Oct. 80. Aged 85, John Preston, of sessed, and in connection with the fact that his expensive habits had made him Drayton in Hales, co. Salop, Gent.
He was descended from an ancient afraid of meeting his justly-irritated father, be at once quitted the profession in family resident at Hough, in the parish
of Wibunbury, co. Chester, where his wbicb he was so well qualified to excel, and betook himself to the stage. He
ancestor, John Preston, was living in the
reign of Elizabeth; be inberited an had, bowever, the grace to drop his paternal sirname but the name of RALPH
estate at that place, wbich he held for
his life, and which bas now devolved on SHERWIN will not soon be forgotten, not
John Preston, of Burslem, the only son only in most of tbe provincial tbeatres,
of his first cousin. The deceased was but even at Drury-lane, where, in Dandie
the only child of Lawrence Preston, of Dinmont, and similar characters, which
Newcastle-under-Lyme, by Mary his wife, require a man well read in provincial eldest dau. and coheir of Thomas Grinpbraseology, be most particularly excelled. To follow this misguided youth by Elizabeth (Walford) his wife. The
sell, of Drayton in Hales, Gentleman, through the various chances and changes family of Grinsell is of greater antiquity of his subsequent bistory is unnecessary,
at Drayton than any otber of tbat town; if even it were possible.* It may suffice
it has been traced as resident there in to state, in general, that for many a year be dank deep of that bitter cup bably there much earlier, and was about
the reign of Henry VIII. but was prowhich is prepared for those who have exchanged their bome, under such cir.
a century ago so numerous, tbat their
christian names were insufficient to de. cumstances, for so degraded an occupa- signate them without having recourse tion. He was at length, bowever, freely
to other appellations. They are now forgiven by bis offended father, and witb
reduced to one family, which still contiout one single murmur of displeasure
nues to live there with the accustomed was welcomed to bis home; but, aster
From a very short time, without any apparent this his maternal family, Mr. Preston
respectability of its ancestors. reason, he abruptly quitted his father's house, attached himself to the stage
enjoyed some valuable freebold pro
perty. He was educated at the free once more, slept in a damp bed in Cambridge, early in the year 1830, and came
grammar school at Drayton, and, exhome to die. The full and free condo- cepting the short intermission of his
abode with his uncle Richard Gore, of nation of what was past, and the plea- Ruchdale, mercbant, bad resided there surable intercourse and conversation between father and son, as far as the grief siderable, and will be long held in re
from infancy. His charities were conof the former for the death of his daugh- membrance. He was also the firm and ter, and the deeply-routed disease of the
determined advocate to rescue from latter, would permit, will not be soon
oblivion and embezzlement the numeforgotten by those who witnessed them
rous bequests left by former benefactors, both. Amid the gloom which, from all sides,
and to see them appropriated agreeably lowered around him, the fatber recogniz- He was a strenuous supporter of the
to the intention of the respective donors. ed not the Arm which, in chastening, was
national school from the period of its correcting and purifying bis heart : he would talk incoherently of his lost daugh has bequeathed to its funds 10l. per ann.
first institution in 1788, and in his will ter from morning till night, and he would arising out of 5001. 3 per cent. Consols. sit gazing, with a vacant, glassy eye,
He has also given 4l. a-year to the use upon a picture of bis son in one of his
of the church, and 20s. yearly to the characters. He was forlorn and blighted
two church wardens, the parish clerk, - reason reeled on her seat
- she received not from him that "sweet obli- dends, for their trouble. He was a per,
and the person who receives these divivious antidote" so often administered to others—the conflict was over, and he
son of extensive information on general
subjects ; burried into eternity. His body was
but when any thing connected found in the Tees, at the distance of a
with the locality of his residence came field from his house, and was afterwards
in question, there were none who could, compete with him for correctness and ex
tent. His anecdotes bad been treasured * A brief account of Sherwin's thea up by an excellent and retentive metrical career has already appeared in our mory. Number for October last, p. 3;6. Edit.
91 Rev. B. L. EDWARDS.
At Stonehouse, aged 67; Lt.-Cole Jolin
Macdonald, late of 64th foot. Jan. 2. At Northampton, aged 66, the
Jan. 5. At Coombe Royal, aged 57, J. Rev. Benjamin Lloyd Edwards.
Luscombe Luscombe, esq. He was upwards of 45 years Minister
Jan. 15. At Modbury, aged 17, Anna, of the Independent Congregation assembling at King's Head Lane Chapel in youngest dau. of Rev. W. Stackhouse, of
Trehane, Cornwall. that town; and during that lengthened
DORSET. — Dec. 31. At Weymouth, periud proved bimself the ardent and aged 34, Fanny, second dau. of Wm. Holuncompromising friend of civil and reli- lond, esq. of Highnam Court, Glouc. gious liberty. His professional services
Jan. 1. At Shaftesbury, aged 74, Lydia, were characterised by the lucid arrange
relict of John Rogers, esq., faithful and exment of bis subjects, the perspicuity of emplary in the discharge of her duties as a bis style, and the fervid earnestness of
Christian and parent, leaving an only daughbis manner; but whilst enforcing bis own views of the peculiar doctrines of
At Weymouth, Julia Anna, eldest dau. of Christianity, he was never betrayed into
Lieut.-Gen. Browne. the slightest violation of candour or
Jan. 6. Aged 17, Emma, second dau. of liberality; and the benevolence of his
H. W. Johns, esq. of Blandford. disposition prompted him to the babi
DURHAM.-Dec. 26. At Stockton-ontual exercise of charity towards the Trees, aged 68, Richard Jackson, esq. Altemporal wants, as well as towards the
derman of that Corporation. religious opinions of all within the circle
Lately. At Bishop Auckland, aged 74, of his connexion. But tbe most distin. Mrs. Easterby, late of Skinning Grove, near guisbing trait of his character was bis
Whitby. unbending, inflexible integrity. Regard Essex.-- Jan. 1. At Bowes, Chippingless of the frowns of his opponents, and Ongar, aged 55, James Barlow, esq. uninfluenced by, though not insensible GLOUCEST.-Lately. In her 90th year, to, the smiles and approbation of bis Elizabeth, widow of Rev. Aug. Tho. Hupsfriends, he bad only to ascertain the line man, Rector of Beverstone, and Vicar of of his duty, and no selfish or personal Berkeley. considerations could induce him to
At Pauntley, Anne-Frances, wife of Rev. swerve from it.
At Hampton upon Severn, Anne, widow DEATHS.
of Rev. Richard Lockey, of Stenchcombe.
Jan. 1. Aged 74, Edmund Wick Viner, BEDS.-Dec. 22. At Ampthill, aged 92, esq. of Wick-street House, Painswick. Margaret, widow of Rev. Robert Hagar, At the house of her daughter Mrs. MereVicar of Haynes, Beds, and dau. of late dith, Bristol, aged 97, Mary, widow of Mr. Granado Pigott, esq. of Pigotts Abingdon, Richard Callen, and aunt to Charles Pyer co. Cambridge.
Callen, esq. of Great Merickston, Pemb. Berks.—Jan. 7. Aged 53, John Sher Jan. 3. At Clifton, Miss Guest, dau. of wood, esq. of Reading.
late Thos. Guest, esq. of Dowlais IronJan. 11. At Reading, aged 73, Lt.-Col. works. Balcomb, late of 1st dragoon guards.
Jan. 4. At Clifton, aged 90, Lt.-Gen. Bucks.--Jan. 6. At Great Marlow, Richard Bright, late of the Royal Marines, Francis, youngest son of W. Hickman, esq. and many years Commandant of the PlyJan. 12.
At Fingest, aged 83, Mrs. Ca mouth Division. He was appointed Capt. therine Lowndes, sister of the late Wm. 1775, Lt. Col. 1794, Col. 1798, Major-Gen. Lowades Stone, esq. of Brightwell.
1805, and Lt.-Gen. 1811. CAMBRIDGE.- Dec. 9. At Chesterton, Jan. 12. At Blakeney, Mary Ann, wife near Cambridge, advanced in age, Miss Eli of James Jones, esq. of Camberwell. zabeth Benson, one of the ladies of the Hants. — Dec. 26. At Ryde, Isle of Manor.
Wight, Mary, relict of Henry Singleton, Jan. 7. At Swaff ham Priors, Anna Ma
esq. ria, infant dau. of Rev. Dr. Jermyn.
Dec. 28. At Lymington, aged 76, HanJan. 12. Aged 21, John James Ibbot- nah, relict of Samuel Harrison, esq. late son, esq. student of St. Peter's College, banker, of Southampton, where her remains Cambridge.
were interred in the catacombs of All Saints' CUMBERLAND.—Dec. 31. At Whiteha church. ven, J. Bree, esq. brother of Martin Stapyl Lately. At Southampton, in the residence ton, esq. of Myton, Yorkshire.
of her son-in-law Joseph Chamberlayce WilDEVONSHIRE.- Aged 38, John Clark kinson Acherley, esq. the relict of Rev. Guy Langmead, of Derriford, esq. Justice of the Fairfax, rector of Newton Kyme, York, and Peace for the County, and Captain in North of Babworth, Notts. Devon Militia.
At Cowes, Charlotte, wife of Rev. J. B. At Paignton, Lieut. Yard Eastley, R.N. Atkinson, and dau. of S. Dowell, esq. Bath.
[Jan. At Portsmouth, aged 96, Mr. Mackay, a Leathes, and dau. of late Lieut.-Gen. Heveteran soldier, who served in the Gerinan thersett. war of George II. as a drummer. A nume At Bracondale, aged 73, the widow of rous family of descendants surrounded his
Wm. Carter, esq. death-bed; and his intellects were perfect Lately. At Lynn, in the house of her to the last. He was one of six brothers uncle, s'hos. Allen, esq. aged 16, Harriett, who went into the army, and one of whom dau. of F. Hogge, esq. became Governor of Tilbury Fort.
Jan. 5. At Hillborough-hall, aged 53, Jan. 1. At Andover, aged 72, Capt. and Ralph Caldwell, esq. Adjutant Donald Fraser, 78th reg.
Jan. 7. At Norwich, aged 34, Mr. Jos. Jan. 5. At Warnford rectory, Jane, re Standard, artist. lict of Thomas Lewis Owen Davies, esq. late Jan. 12. Aged 8, Henry-Aug. son of of Alresford.
Rev. Wm. Chester, Rector of Denton, Jan. 8. At Yately, aged 63, Henry Ran NORTHAMPTONSHIRE.- Dec. 20. Aged 66,
Kirby Freer, esq. of St. Martin's Stamford, Jan. 13. At Bishop Stoke, aged 62, formerly an eminent glass merchant at ManFrances, wife of E. G. Bourdillon, esq. chester.
HERTS.--Jan. 20. At Sarratt Hall, aged Jan. 8. At Deane, advanced in age, the 36, Ralph Day, esq.
widow of Rev. T. Reid, Rector of Corby, Kent.-- Dec. 4. Augusta, third dau. of and of Stanton, Leic. John Jones, esq. of East Wickham ; and Lately. At Peterborough, aged 78, EleaDec. 25, Harriett, fifth dau. of late Rich. nor, widow of Mary Levitt Ibbetson, and Staynor Jones, esq. of the same place. only child and heiress of John Lander, esq.
Dec. 6. At Ramsgate, aged 61, Thomas the eminent mathematician, of whom meFawssett, esq. Major in the Cambridge Mi moirs will be found in our vol. Lx. 191, litia, only son of Thos. F., esq. of Wisbech, Lxxxv. i. 19. solicitor.
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE.--Dec. 28. At OsJan. 9. At Plaistow.green, Bromley, berton, Harriet, wife of Geo. Saville Folaged 75, Miss Boyd, late of Edinburgh. jambe, esq. She was the 3d dau. of Sir
Lately. At Ramsgate, Hester, relict of Wm. Milner, Bart. of Nun-Appleton, in the Daniel Robinson, esq. solicitor Gray’s-ivn. county of York, by his second wife Harriet,
LANCASHIRE. Dec. 31. James Har dau. of Lord Edward Bentinck, and was greaves, esq. of Bank-hall, Burnley.
married Dec. 9, 1828. Her remains were Jan. 3. Mr. Thomas Ashton, son of a interred at Sturton, near East Retford. great master cotton-spinner at Hyde, near Jan. 1. At Nottingham, aged 60, Mr. Manchester, was assassinated, on his way James Robertson, late one of the managers from the factory to his father's house. He of the Nottingham, Derby, and Stamford was found lying on the road about eight Theatres. o'clock, his body being perforated by two MONMOUTH.-Aged 69, Mr. Chas. Heath, bullets. It is supposed that he was mis- printer, Monmouth, where he twice served taken for an elder brother; but the causes the office of Mayor. He was the author of which have led to this horrible atrocity are a “ Descriptive Account of Piercefield and at present veiled in obscurity.
Chepstow," 1793 ; a “ History of MonLINCOLN.-Jan. 4. At Blyborough, aged mouth," 1804 ; and “ Accounts of Tin70, Louisa, widow of Peter John Luard, esq. tern Abbey, and Ragland Castle,” 1806. formerly of Northampton,
Oxon.-Jan. 7. Mary, 2d dau. of Jos. Middlesex.-Dec. 26. A: Tottenham, Parker, esq. St. Giles's, Oxford. aged 59, Thomas Carpenter, esq. an eminent SALOP.—Lately. At Ellesmere, aged 81, naturalist and cultivator of Science. His Bulkeley Hatchett, esq: researches and discoveries in the economy At Oswestry, advanced in age, Mary, and iustinctive operations of insects and mi widow of late Rev. E. Hamar, Rector of Hircroscopic animalculæ were original, exten nant, Montg. mother of 21 children. sive, and curious ; many of the latter were Jan. 14. At Market Drayton, aged 58, J. but the ten millionth part of an inch, yet all in life or animated motion. Heimproved Somerset.--Jan. 6. At Bath, aged 38, the method of illuminating the minutest Philip Bize Entwisle, esq. of Liswonngopaque objects by candle-light, under the house, Glamorgan, 6th son of late John compound microscope ; and published many Entwisle, esq. of Foxholes, Lanc. of his observations and discoveries in the Jan. 4. At Bath, aged 40, Mrs. Nisbitt, latter volumes of Gill's Techniological and wife of Col. Nisbitt. Microscopical Monthly Repository.
STAFFORD.Jan. 8. At Swinnerton-hall, Jan. 2.
At Shepperton, aged 84, James aged 59, Mary, dau. of the Hon. James DorLiving, esq.
mer, younger son of John 7th Lord Dormer. Jan. 10. At Hillingdon, aged 70, Charles SUFFOLK.-Jan. 3. At the Boys' HosMontague, esq. formerly of Camberwell. pital, Ampton, aged 41, Maria, wife of Mr.
NORFOLK.- Dec. 8. At Shropham Hall, Augustine Page, the Master, and eldest dau. in her 50th year, Sarah, wife of Rev. S. R. of the late Mr. Lionel Gowing, of Ipswich,
93 by Anne, his first wife. In the first institu. of Thomas Tuckey, esq. of Winterbourne tion of the National Society in Suffolk, in Bassett. 1812, sise was elected Mistress of the Central Jan. 6. At the Manor House, Fovant, School for girls iu Ipswich, which she con aged 62, Samuel Bracher, esq. tinued to conduct, on the removal of Mr. P. Jan. 13. At Marlborough, John Halto his present situatior, until 1821. In both combe, esq. the eminent coach proprietor. capacities she was always regarded with filial Jan. 15. At Salisbury, aged 72, Thomas affection by the children, respected and Rendall, esq. late of Milston. esteemed by their parents, and uniformly ob WORCESTER.—Lately. At Pull Court, tained the confidence and approbation of her Mary-Theodosia, eldest surviving dau. of superiors.
late Right Hon. Wm. Dowdeswell. SURREY.—Jan. 6. At Richmond, aged YORK.-Dec. 12. At Laughton-en-le28, Amelia, wife of James Quilter, esq. Morthen, aged 83, John Auton, esq.
Jan. 12. At Hartley, near Croydon, aged Dec. 22. Aged 28, Thomas, 3d son of 62, Simeon Smith, esq. of the Royal Ex late Thos. Fothergill, esq. of Aiskew House, change.
near Bedale. Jan. 14. Capt. Bridges, of Chessington, Dec. 28. At Hull, aged 42, Mr. William near Kingston. "He joined the hunt at Rid- Wright, bookseller and stationer. He was dlesdown, up a sudden pulled up his horse, a skilful mathematician, and contributed at and expired on his arrival at a public-house different periods of his life to varions manear at hand. He was a well-known sports • thematical periodicals. man in Surrey, and was exceedingly eccen Dec. 29. At Halifax, very suddenly, in tric in his dress, generally wearing a great his 105th year, John Logan, commonly profusion of coloured silk handkerchiefs about called “Old Logan.” He was born in his neck, and a hat with an enormous broad Montrose, Sept. 16, 1726. Fifty years of his brim to it, turned up at the sides. He was life were spent in the service of his country, the individual who performed a feat many in England, Ireland, and the West Indies ; years ago of riding full gallop down the for 19 years he belonged to the 20th CameDevil's Dyke, near Brighton, for a bet of ronian regiment, for 23 to the 32d regiment 500l. and won it.
of foot, for three to the 83d regiment, and Jan. 15. John Bristow, esq. of Bedding- five to the Bredalbane Fencibles. ton. When following Mr. Jolliffe's hounds, Dec. 30. At. Norman, near Tadcaster, he was observed to drop forward, and ulti- aged 57, Ann, wife of John Robson, esq. mately out of the saddle, on the ground. He SCOTLAND. - Oct. 30. At Greenock, was found to be quite dead ; his death is Lieut. Reid, 57th foot. attributed to apoplexy.
Nov. 14. At Helensburgh, near Greenock, SUSSEX.-Jan. 1. At St. Leonard's, Dear after a severe illness, Mr. Henry Bell, the Hastings, by a fall from his horse, in re practical introducer of Steam Navigation into turning from hunting, aged 17, George. Europe. It was on the 2nd of August 1812 James, only son of Thos. Wood, esq. of the that he launched the first steam-vessel, Regent's Park, and grandson of James Bur called the Comet, on the Clyde. The aumton, esq. of St. Leonard's.
ber of steam-vessels now plying on that river Jan. 5. At Brighton, aged 86, Mr. Pen amounts to more than sixty. Mr. Bell was fold, one of the oldest inhabitants, and father latterly reduced to dependance upon charity. of Mr. Penfold, solicitor.
Nov, 20. At Moncrieffe House, PerthJan. 6. At Goodwood, aged 8, Ladyshire, aged 41, Sir David Moncrieffe, the Sarah Lennox, 2d dau. of the Duke of Rich sixth Baronet of that place; nephew to the mond and Lennox, K.G.
Earl of Dalhousie, G.C.B., and brother-inJan. 11. At Little Hampton, Charlotte, law to the Earl of Bradford. He was the wife of Capt. Edw. Burt, R. N.
son and beir of Sir Thomas Moncrieffe, the Warwick. – Lately. At Leamington, fifth Baronet, by Lady Elizabeth Ramsay, aged 42, Wm. Syme, esq. Comptroller-gen. second daughter of George eighth Earl of of the Customs, Dublin.
Dalkousie. He succeeded his father March Oct. 27. At Leamington, Lieut. Rogers, 26, 1818; and married Jan. 12, 1819, He90th foot.
len, second daughter of Æneas Mackay, esq. Dec. 21. At Walton, the seat of her by whom he bad issue, 1. Helen; 2. Sir grandson Sir John Mordaunt, Bart. aged 75, Thomas Moncrieffe, born in 1822, who hns Anne, widow of William Holbech, esq. of succeeded to the title ; and 3. Wm.-Æneas. Farnborough, and sister to the Very Rev. Dec. 18. At Huntley, Captain John Dr. Woodhouse, Dean of Lichfield.
Gordon, late of 95th regiment. Jan. 17. At Foxcote, Francis Canning, At Huntley-bush, near Melrose, Isabella, esq. the head of the family from which eldest daughter of the late celebrated Dr. sprung Lord Garvagh and the late Mr. Can Adam Ferguson. ning. He was a wbig in politics, and a warm Dec. 24. At the Bridge of Earo, Perth, friend of Dr. Parr.
Ann, widow of Thomas Hunter, esq. of Wilts.-Dec, 29. Aged 72, Jane, widow Limerick.
Dec. 26. At Caledon, Robert Crothers,