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DEATHS.-JAN. dently declined all further inter- directors, by Messrs. Heath, Byrne, course with the French authorities Sharp, Fittler, Landseer, and on the subject.

Lowry, all engravers of the first The crime of forgery still con- eminence, who all declared that the tinuing with unabated frequency, in pretended copy was not any thing the year 1797 Dr. Tilloch presented like a correct resemblance of the to the Bank of England, a specimen original, nor even executed in the of a note, which, if adopted, would, same manner,

your Petitioner's he conceived, place the impres- specimen being executed on, and sions on bank paper beyond the printed from, a block in the manner reach of imitation. Of this plan, and of letter-press, but the copy being the fate which awaited it, we may executed on, and printed from, a gather some information from a

copper-plate in the common rolling petition, presented by him to the press; and the said engravers signed House of Commons in the year certificates to that effect, and gave 1820; which stated, “That in the the same to your petitioner ; and year 1797 your Petitioner pre- the other engravers, who were not sented to the Bank of England a at the bank when the examination Specimen of a Plan of Engrav- was made, afterwards compared the ing, calculated to prevent the pretended copy, and gave your petiForgery of Bank Notes, accom- tioner a certificate similar to the panied with a Certificate signed by last mentioned-all agreeing that Messrs. Francis Bartolozzi, Wilson the copy was no more like the Lowry, Thomas Holloway, James original, than a brass counter is like Heath, William Sharp, James Fittler, a guinea. William Byrne, J. Landseer, James "That, notwithstanding these Basire, and other eminent Engravers, certificates, the Bank rejected the stating, each for himself, that they plan offered by your petitioner, folcould not make a copy of it,' and lowed their old plan for upwards of that they did not believe that it twenty years longer, trusting to the could be copied by any of the known infliction of punishments for their arts of engraving and recommend- protection and that of the public, of ing it to the notice of the Bank of the effects of which your petitioner England, as an art of great merit will say nothing and never paid and ingenuity, calculated not mere- your petitioner any remuneration ly to detect, but to prevent the for his expenses and trouble, both forgery of bank notes.

of which had been considerable. That the said specimen was “ That on the appointment of a executed in consequence of a written royal commission in the year 1818, permission from Mr. Giles, then to examine and report on the best governor of the bank, and on a

means for the prevention of forgery; verbal promise from him, that your your petitioner laid before the said petitioner should be well remune- commissioners the forementioned rated by the Bank, if his specimen specimen, accompanied with another could not be copied, and at all executed for the purpose, and events be paid for his trouble and exhibiting improvement; expenses.

and stated to them,

that, not & That the Bank engraver (then a being a professional artist, these Mr: Terry) said he could copy it, specimens (notwithstanding their and in about three months there- certified merit) could give hut an after did produce what he called a imperfect idea of the perfection of copy, but which was, in fact, very which your petitioner's art was susunlike the original.

ceptible. “ That on the 4th of July, 1797,

That the said commissioners, the said pretended copy was examin- from many specimens offered by ed before a committee of the Bank different individuals, recommended


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DEATHS.JAN. the adoption of one offered by a Mr. years that it was under his manageApplegath.

ment, he published numerous essays "That the said plan of the said and dissertations on the Prophecies, Mr. Applegath is, as your petitioner some of which were on detached has been informed, and believes, in points, and others in continuation fact, the same with and differs not of a systematic train of thought in the principle of execution from and argumentation. These comthe plan offered by your petitioner positions were afterwards collecttwenty-three years ago; and there. ed together by a gentleman in the fore the preference thereto given North, and published in a volume, appears to your petitioner to be an under the name of “ Biblicus." Of act of great injustice towards him, these dissertations the author never the original inventor."

lost sight; and it is highly probaThe steam-engine was another ble, if his life had been prolonged, subject to which Dr. Tilloch devoted that the public would have seen the his comprehensive mind; and it has work, now sustaining the name of been alleged that the improvements Biblicus, in a more enlarged form. which goes under the name of At present the volume contains Woolf's engine, were suggested and ing the above collection is exceedmatured principally by Dr. Tilloch ; ingly scarce. In the year 1823, Dr. nor did even age or sickness prevent Tilloch published, in one volume his labours in order to render the octavo, "Dissertations introductory steam-engine still more complete; to the Study and Right Understandfor, among the list of new patents, ing of the Language, Structure, and there is one dated the 11th of Janu- Contents of the Apocalypse.” The ary, only fifteen days before his great design of the author appears death, - To Alexander Tilloch, to be, to prove that the Apocalypse of Islington, doctor of laws, for his was written at a much earlier period invention or discovery of an im- than our more distinguished comprovement in the steam-engine, or mentators suppose, and prior to in the apparatus connected there- most of the Epistles contained in with, and also applicable to other the New Testament. In an adveruseful purposes."

tisement prefixed to this work, the Seeing, with regret, that there author informs his readers, that was but one periodical publication “about forty years have elapsed in London, in which the man of since his attention was first turned science could embody his own dis- to the Revelation; and the contents coveries, or become acquainted with of that wonderful book have, ever those of others ; he established the since, much occupied his thoughts.'' Philosophical Magazine, the first In a subsequent paragraph of the number of which appeared in June, same advertisement, he alludes to 1797. During the early periods of another work on the Apocalypse at its existence, Dr. Tilloch was the sole large, which he then had in hand, proprietor, and such he continued and which included the dissertations until about four years since, when that first appeared in the columns of the name of Richard Taylor, F.L.S. The Star. The last work which he was added to his own as joint pro- ever engaged to superintend, was prietor. This work was under Dr. « The Mechanic's Oracle,” now Tilloch's management, until he was publishing in numbers at the Caxcompelled to desist from his labours ton Press. by those debilities of nature which In his religious views, Dr. Tilloch terminated in his death. Amidst was what in common estimation these various avocations and duties, would be deemed somewhat singular, Dr. Tilloch found time to turn but his opinions were generally unhis attention to subjects of Theo- derstood to be of the Sandemanian; logy. In The Star, during the early kind. The few, with whom he Vol. LXVII.


DEATHS.-FEB. associated, assume no other name 3. At Brighton, sir George Shee, than that of Christian Dissenters. bart. of Lockleys, in the county of They profess to conduct themselves Herts. according to the directions of Scrip- 4. At Hastings, Major James ture; and for the government of Sharp, of Kincarrathie, Perthshire. their little body appoint two elders, 5. At Hackney, Mrs. Lydia Watwho are elected to their office, and son, relict of the late W. Watson, receive no remuneration. Their esq. of Homerton, aged 72. place of worship is a room in a house 6. At his house in Brunswickin Goswell-street-road, where they square, Robert Morris, esq. meet every Lord's day, sing, pray, 7. At his father's, major-general read the Scriptures, and offer praise N. Forbes, Sloane-street, captain to God, when one of the elders, or Charles Forbes. some other brother under his direc- G. P. Carr, esq. of Lower tion, gives an exhortation generally Edmonton, aged 70. from some passage of scripture that 8. At Winchester, Mrs. Hannah has been read. The sacrament is Martin, at the advanced age of 109 also regularly administered every years. week. Of Dr. Tilloch's uniformly 9. In Upper Phillimore-place, virtuous and arniable character it is Kensington, Mrs. Hartle, relict of scarcely possible to speak too highly. the late colonel Hartle. From the year 1789 his name was 10. At his house at Darrinane, in constantly before the public; and the county of Kerry, in the 98th through this long march of thirty- year of his age, Maurice O'Connell, six years, it never contracted a

esq. single stain.

11. At Waterford, Roger Cashin, 26. At Bath, John Burnett, esq. esq. aged upwards of 105 years. formerly of the British factory at At seven o'clock, his highSt. Petersburgh, aged 72.

ness Frederick the IVth, duke of 27. At Spring-bank, Worcester- Gotha. By his death, the male line shire, lady Mostyn, wife of sir Ed- of the branch, descending from duke ward Mostyn, of Talacre, bart. (see Ernest the Pious, which has reigned p. 10.)

nearly 200 years, is extinct; and 29. At Cornwall-terrace, Regent's the dominions of the house fall to Park, Kennett Mackenzie, esq. the collateral branches of Hildburg

In Marlborough-place, Brigh- hausen, Cobourg, and Meiningen, ton, aged 63, the rev. Pakington who have accordingly published a George Tonkyns, LL. D.

proclamation to that effect. - At Kensington, Amelia, widow 12. At Chester, aged 63, the rev. of captain John Warburton. Thomas Maddock, M.A. prebendary

30. At Grosvenor-place, Bath, of Chester, rector of the Holy TriRichard Bendyke, esq.

nity in that town for nearly forty 31. At Great Shaddow, Essex, in years, and rector of Northenden in the 81st year of his age, Walker ihe same county. He was of BraUrquhart, esq.

zenose college, Oxford, where he At her house in Beaumont- took his degree of M.A. In 1786, street, Miss F. Doveton.

he was instituted to the rectory of

the Holy Trinity, on the presentaFEBRUARY

tion of the earl of Derby ; in 1803,

he was collated to a prebend in 1. At Bromley, Middlesex, John Chester cathedral, by the then Buttleworth, esq. in his 74th year. bishop of Chester (Dr. Majendie,

At Kells, county of Meath, now bishop of Bangor), and in aged 109 years, Mark Begg, esq. 1809, he was presented to the rec

3. At Bath, Martha Fraser, third tory of Northenden, by the dean daughter of Richard Litchfield, esq. and chapter of Chester.

He was

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DEATHS.-Feb. the last surviving son of the late and three daughters almost without rev. Thomas Maddock, M. A. for- provision. merly one of the rectors of Liver- 13. W. W. Prideaux, esq. of pool.

Portland-square, Plymouth, aged 12. John Humphreys Parry, esq. 28. barrister-at-law. He was returning

Arthur Skeene Loftie, esq. at night from Pentonville, to his late of Canterbury, in the 78th house in Burton-street, when, meet- year of his age. ing with a bricklayer of the name 17. At Falmouth, Michael W. of Bennett, whom he had previously Tray, esq. seen at the Prince of Wales tavern At his house, Islington, the in North-street, a scuffle ensued, rev. W. Draper, in his 80th year. the consequence of which was - Henry Wrottesley, esq. M. P. fall, producing a concussion of the for Brackley. brain. He died in a few minutes 20: Mary, wife of Charles Widder, after he had been brought back to esq. of Champion-hill. Camberwell. the tavern; and a coroner's jury 21. At Wimbledon House, Sagave a verdict of “Manslaughter muel Maryat, jun. esq. aged 25 against William Bennett.” Mr. years. Parry was born in 1787, near Aged 74, Catherine, wife of Mold, in Flintshire. His father, Benjamin Hodges, esq. of Cadoganwho was rector of Llanferns, sent place. him at a proper age to the grammar 22. In Portman-street, Elizabeth, school at Ruthin ; and on his re- daughter of Thomas Mills, esq. of moval, placed him in the office of Great Saxham Hall, Suffolk. his maternal uncle, Mr. Wynn, a - In Devonshire-street, Portmansolicitor at Mold. He subsequently square, aged 30, Eleanor-Anne, entered himself a student of the wife of captain John Franklin, R.N. Middle Temple, and was called to one of the gallant officers of the the bar in 1811. As a barrister, he Northern expedition. This accomwent the Chester circuit, and for plished lady was the youngest some time practised with every daughter of the late Wm. Porden, prospect of success; but becoming

esq. an

architect of considerable possessed of property by the death talents, which were displayed in of his father, and being too much the building of Eaton Hall (lord attached to the social pleasures of Grosvenor's), the king's stables the metropolis, his practice gra- at Brighton, &c. Miss Porden's dually dwindled, till at length he education, which was private, and lost all connection with the bar. under the immediate direction of His latter years were in great mea- her father, was of a superior, and sure devoted to literary pursuits ; he rather uncommon description. At was the author of several poems a very early age, she discovered inserted in the “ Welch Melodies,” a genius for poetry. The work of and was the projector of “The this much lamented lady which Cainbro-Briton.” About six months was first known to the public, was before his death he published the called “ The Veils, or the Triumph first volume of a biographical work, of Constancy, a poem in six canentitled “ The Cambrian Plutarch,' tos, highly estimated for its union and he had lately been appointed of poetical grace and scientific into superintend 'the Welch por- telligence; "it was published in tion of the great National His- 1815. It was not till three years tory, about to be published by go- afterwards that she again appeared vernment. He married a daughter before the public, as the author of of Mr. Thomas, a respectable soli- “ The Arctic Expedition,” an incitor of Llanfyllin, in the county of teresting poetic tribute to the galMontgomery, and left two sons lant adventurers who were engaged

muse was

DEATHS.FEB. in one of the most perilous enter- Batsford, county of Gloucester, who prizes by which the present age has died without issue, March 16, 1808. been distinguished.

On the death of his father, the third Another effusion of Miss Porden's baronet, June 26, 1819, he succeeded

“ An Ode on the Coro- to the title. He sat in parliament nation of His most Gracious Ma- both for Blechingly and Hampshire, jesty George the Fourth, in July but retired from representing the 1821.” Her grand work, “Caur latter at the last election. de Lion, or the Third Crusade,” in 23. At his seat, Vicar's-hill House, sixteen cantos, 2 vols. 8vo., was near Lymington, Hants, John-Child published in June 1822. In the Purvis, esq. admiral of the blue. month of August 1823, Miss Por- He was descended from a very reden gave her hand to captain spectable Norfolk family; his grandFranklin, to whom she had been father, George, was post-captain, some time engaged, and who had and at the time of his death a comthen recently returned from the missioner of the Navy Board. At land expedition employed to assist the commencement of the war with in exploring the Polar Regions. France in 1778, he served on the Happy, but brief was their union. American station as a lieutenant of Mrs. Franklin, whose mind eager- the Invincible, bearing the broad ly sought every kind of useful in- pendent of commodore Evans, in formation, entered with great energy which ship he returned to England; into the enterprizing spirit of her and on his arrival was appointed to husband; and, notwithstanding her the Britannia, a first rate, carrying devoted attachment to him, and the the flag of vice-admiral Darby, with severe trials and dangers attendant whom he remained until his promoon the expedition, she earnestly tion to the rank of commander. wished him to repeat the attempt, On Aug. 19, 1782, captain Purvis hoping that he might accomplish being on a cruise off Cape Henry, the object so much desired. With in the Duc de Chartres of 16 guns this delightful anticipation she and 125 men, fell in with, and after looked forward to welcome his re- a smart action captured, the French turn; but, a pulmonary complaint, corvette l'Aigle, of 22 guns and 136 from which she had suffered nearly men, of whom 13, including their two years, reached its crisis about commander, were slain, and 12 the time that captain Franklin re- wounded. The British sloop had ceived his orders to proceed on the not a man hurt. For his gallant expedition, and she was given over conduct on this occasion, captain by her physicians five days previous Purvis was posted Sept. 1, following. to his quitting home. She expired On the commencement of hostilities exactly one week after having bidden against the French republic in Feb. him an eternal farewell ; leaving a 1793, he was appointed to the Amdaughter, eight months old, uncon- phitrite frigate, and subsequently scious of the loss of so truly valua- to the Princess Royal, a second rate, ble a mother.

in which latter ship he was ordered 22. At Hursley Lodge, Hampshire, to Gibraltar to receive the flag of aged 45, sir Thomas Freeman Heath- rear-admiral Goodall, and from cote, bart. He was the eldest son thence proceeded with the fleet of sir William Heathcote, hart. and under lord Hood to the southern M. P. for Hants, by Frances, coast of France. On the 29th daughter and coheiress of John August the fleet entered the port Thorpe, esy. of Embley, in that of Toulon, and rear-admiral Goodcounty. He was born Sept. 3, 1769; all having been appointed goveron the 27th of June, 1799, he mar- nor of that town, captain Purvis ried Elizabeth, only daughter of received directions to take the Thomas Edwardes Freeman, esq. of Princess Royal as high up the

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