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DEATHS.-APRIL. of the county, and supplying the Naples, and, during the absence of place of his first cousin the secretary the ambassador, remained as charge of state, then created baron Gren- d'affaires. In that post he had ville. He was again returned for several opportunities of displaying Buckinghainshire at the general superiority of talent. His wit and election of 1796, but retired in July, gaiety were proverbial ; and the 1797, by again accepting the Chiltern former more than his politics, havHundreds, and, Oct. 20 following, ing the misfortune to displease the was himself advanced to the peerage queen of Naples, Marie Caroline, by the title of baron Glastonbury of he retreated from Naples, and went Butley, county of Somerset, with to reside at Venice, where he was remainder to his only surviving known as the chevalier Denon. brother Richard, a general in the His talents, his amiable disposition, army, and his issue male. Neither and the elegance of his manners, his lordship nor his brother were ever gave him a ready introduction to married, and his brother having died the well known Nadame Albrizzi ; before him, April 22, 1823, the title and he soon became one of her is extinet.
greatest favourites, and the soul of 27. At Paris, in his 80th year, or, her delightful parties. She has according to another account, aged drawn his portrait in all the flatter84, baron Dominique Vivant Denon, ing colours of an exalted and an so well known as director of the Italian friendship. Devoted to the French Museum, and for his travels arts with a passion that knew no in Egypt. He was attending on the limits, his mornings were entirely 26th of April at the sale of the occupied in Italy in improving himvaluable collection of paintings by self in the study of the Fine Arts, the old masters, the property of M. and particularly in drawing. When Perrier. The concourse of amateurs, the Revolution broke out he adopted which this sale had drawn together, its principles, at least in appearance. was immense, and rendered the room Selected by Buonaparte to accomin which they were assembled so pany him to Egypt, he by turns oppressively hot, that the baron, wielded the sword and handled the unable to endure it any longer, re- pencil. His stock of gaiety never tired for relief to the fresh air. The left him, even in the greatest reday was chilly, and the sudden verses, and under the severest prichange of temperature produced an vations. Denon returned with Buoalmost instantaneous effect upon naparte to France, and prepared his him; he was seized with a trembling, great work “ Travels in Upper and and, getting into his carriage, pro- Lower Egypt during the campaigns ceeded immediately home : medical of General Buonaparte.” Napoleon assistance was procured without said one day, on looking over Denon's delay, but the symptoms of ap- work, “If I lost Egypt, Denon has proaching dissolution came on so conquered it.” Napoleon rewarded rapidly as to convince the faculty his attachment and superior talents, that their aid was vain. In fifteen by appointing him director and adhours he was no more ; a short ministrator-general of the Museum illness thus terminating a long life. and Medal-mint. No medals were M. Denon was born in a small town allowed to be struck, of which the in Burgundy, of a noble family ; design and execution had not redestined to shine in courts, he was ceived the approbation of Denon. at first appointed page of the cham- When it was proposed to crect a ber. The king, at an early age, column in the Place Vendome, in appointed him gentleman in ordi- honour of the grand army and the nary, and soon after, secretary of battle of Austerlitz, which was to embassy; and in this quality he ac- be composed of cannon taken from companied baron Talleyrand to the enemy in that campaign, Denon
DEATHS.--APRIL... MAY. was appointed to superintend its benedictions bore testimony to the execution. The column of Trajan sincerity with which his loss was at Rome was intended as the type; deplored. The body was removed but Denon has greatly surpassed at twelve o'clock from his house on his model. In casting the bronzes the Quai Voltaire to the church of in basso-relievo, many imperfections St. Thomas Aquinas, which was occurred in the plates which puzzled hung with black on the occasion, M. Denon to remedy; he at length and high mass performed with the hit upon a plan which perfectly suc- utmost solemnity.
There ceeded, and he fancied himself the twelve mourning coaches, and a happy inventor, or discoverer, of the considerable number of private carsecret. A less enlightened mind riages at the obsequies. A detachwould therefore have felt mortified ment of the garrison were present to on finding that his secret had been render the deceased military honours. known and practised above two As he died unmarried, his property, thousand years. On the fall of which was very considerable, deNapoleon, Denon was maintained volved on his two nephews; one of in his place by Louis XVIII; but whom resided with him; the other on the return of the ex-emperor is a colonel in the French service. from Elba, he could not resist the 27. At Brussels, Sarah, the lady ties of old affection and gratitude; of rear-admiral Winthrope. and he, of course, lost his place on 29. At her house, in Ringstead, the second return of the king. He Norfolk, lady Martin, in her 66th since lived in retirement, enjoying year, widow of the late sir Mordaunt the otium cum dignitate in its fullest Martin, hart. of Burnham, Norfolk. extent. His cabinet of rarities in At Achnagairn, in the county works of art, and a choice but very of Inverness, John Fraser, of Achnumerous assemblage of Egyptian nagairn, esq. in the 84th year of his antiquities, drawings, paintings, and age. curiosities, which was open several 30. At his house in Tilney-street, days in the week, was the resort of John Vernon, esq. of Buckhurst strangers from all parts of the Hill, Berks. world; and his kindness and affability Francis Pierpont Burton, aged rendered him the most interesting 18, eldest son of the hon. sir Francis object there. For the last seven Burton, K. G. H. nephew of the years, he had employed the leisure marquis of Conyngham. moments disengaged from the offices of friendship, in the composition of
MAY. a work on the History of Art, with between three and four hundred 1. In the 72nd year of his age, plates from his own cabinet. The William Taylor, esq. many years subscription was closed in a short principal proprietor and manager of period after his intention was known. the King's Theatre. He resolved not to print one copy Esther Burgess, widow of the more than was subscribed for, and late Hugh Burgess, esq. of Mary-lathe number of subscribers was bonne. limited to five hundred. The baron Atkins Edwin Martin Atkins, was buried in the cemetery of Père esq. of Kingston Lisle, near Wantla Chaise, attended by upwards of a age. hundred persons of the most distin- At his house in Preston, Languished literary eminence, as well cashire, John Gorst, esq. as others of the highest military At the Vicarage, Runcorn, rank. His two nephews followed Cheshire, Sarah, relict of Theodore as chief mourners. An immense Perney, esq. formerly of Calcutta. crowd of the poorer orders followed 3. At Nice, lieut -gen. Matthew. in the train, and their tears and Banne.
DEATHS-MAY. 3. In Grosvenor-street, in his riott, and William Smith, esq. were 80th year, sir John Coxe Hippisley, returned, but at that of 1802 (Mr. first baronet of Warfield-grove, Crespigny having transferred to sir Berks, recorder of Sudbury, D. C. John his interest in the borough, L., F. R. and A. S.
which, though it had been frequently Sir John was the only surviving defeated, was of great power), he son of William Hippisley, esq: of was again elected, and continued to Yatton, Somerset, by Anne, eldest sit for Sudbury till 1819, when, daughter of Robert Webb, esq. of having represented it in five parliaCromhall, county of Gloucester ments, he retired. (the representative of the ancient In 1792 he returned to Italy, family of Clyfford House, Somer- where he continued till 1796, emset); he was named Coxe, from his ployed in many important negociapaternal grand-mother Dorothy, tions, the beneficial results of which only daughter of William Coxe, were acknowledged in the most flatesq. of East Harptree, Somerset. tering manner, by his majesty's mi
He was a student of Hertford nisters. college, Oxford, and created D.C.L. In 1796, at the instance of the July 3, 1776; he was early entered late king of Wirtemburg, he was as a student, and became a bencher engaged in the negociation of that of the hon. society of the Inner prince's marriage with the princess Temple. In 1779 and 1780, being royal of Great Britain, an alliance in Italy, he was engaged in many considered at the time as likely to communications to government. At be of great importance, his serene Rome, early in the latter year, he highness being the brother-in-law of married Margaret, second daughter the emperors of Germany and of sir John Stuart, bart. of Allan- Russia. "In consequence of the sucbank, county of Berwick. By this cess of that negociation sir John lady, who died at Brompton, Sept. Coxe Hippisley was created a 24, 1799, aged 44, he had one son, baronet, of Warfield-grove, Berks, John Stuart (born Aug: 16, 1790), April 30, 1796. The reigning duke who has succeeded to his title, and of Wirtemburg, by letters patent, three daughters, Margaret-Frances, granted to sir John and his posterity married (July 6, 1805) to Thomas the right of bearing his ducal arms, Strangeways Horner, esq. of Mell's with the motto of the great order of Park, Somerset; Windham-Barbara; Wirtemburg, “Amicitiæ virtutisque and Louisa-Anne. On his return in fædus.” This grant was confirmed the following year, he was recom- by the king of Great Britain's sign mended by lord North, then at the manual, July 7, 1797, and comhead of the treasury, to the Court manded to be registered in the Colof Directors of the East India Com- lege of Arms. The arms of Wirpany, by whom he was appointed to temburg are borne on the breasts of that service, with the advanced rank the baronet's supporters, which of four years. He resigned this are eagles regardant rising sable. employment in 1789, having held On the alliance taking place, sir offices of great trust and importance John was appointed, together with in the kingdom of Tanjore during the duke of Portland, lord Grenville, the war with Hyder Ally, and his and Mr. Pitt, a commissioner and son Tippoo Sultaun. Soon after trustee of her royal highness's marhis return to England, he was ap- riage settlement. pointed recorder of Sudbury; and The benevolent and munificent he was thereby introduced at the act of his late majesty towards the general election of 1790, into the unfortunate representative of the representation of that borough. At house of Stuart, and the expressive the two following general elections, feelings of dignified gratitude with in 1796, and 1801, sir James Mar- which the boon was accepted and DEATHS.-MAY. acknowledged, are facts generally hon. H. Grattan, respecting the known and applauded. The dis- Penal Laws against the Catholics tresses of the cardinal of York were of Ireland, April 24, 1812,” 8vo. originally notified to his majesty, in "Letters to the Earl of Fingal on consequence of the letters addressed the Catholic Claims,” 1813, 8vo. to sir J. Hippisley by the cardinal Sir John was also much interested Borgia,
on the tread-mill question, and in Sir John served as high sheriff of 1823 published an octavo volume, Buckinghamshire in 1800. In the recommending the hand crank mill same year he was named in the char- as a substitute for that machine. ter of the Royal Institution of Great The work consisted of correspondBritain, one of the first managers ence and communications on prison of that corporation.
discipline, addressed to his majesSir John Hippisley married again ty's secretary for the home depart(Feb. 16, 1871), at Whatley, ment. Somerset, Elizabeth, daughter of 4. At his house in Curzon-street, the late Thomas Horner, of Mells Mayfair, lieut.-gen, A. Brown. Park, esq. and relict of Henry Hip- - At Brighton, lady Herne, wife pisley Coxe, esq. M. P. for Somer- of sir William Herne, of Maidensetshire. By his second marriage, head Bridge. sir John acquired the mansion-house 5. At Paris, the right hon. lady of Stone Easton, but had no issue. Charlotte Wynn Belasyse, eldest
On the installation of the duke of daughter of the right hon. Henry, Gloucester as chancellor of the late earl of Fauconberg. University of Cambridge, in 1811, Lady Love, wife of sir John he received the honorary degree of Love, bart. of the Hithe, Eyham. M. A. as of Trinity College. In At his house, in Upper Berke1816 he was treasurer of the Inner ley-street, Portman-square, John Temple. He was also a vice-presi- Powell Smith, esq. in his 7 1st year, dent and a constant supporter of
- John Walter, esq. of Lindseythe Literary Fund Society, one of row, Chelsea, in the 82nd year of the principal promoters of the his age. Literary Institutions at Bath and - At his house, in Russell-square, Bristol, a member of the govern- Thomas Roberts, esq. in his 77th ment committee of the Turkey com- year. pany, and a vice president and effi- In Somerset-street, Portmancient member of the West of Eng- square, Frances, widow of the late land agricultural society. He was T. H. Barrow, esq. of the Island of for many years an active magistrate Barbadoes, aged 81 years. for Somersetshire, and none ex- 6. At South Lambeth, Mary, the ceeded him in the zealous discharge wife of John Hodgson, esq. of Linof his judicial duties.
coln's-inn, aged 33. In his senatorial capacity he be- 7. At the residence of his father, stowed considerable attention on near Enfield, Adam George Hogg, the state of Ireland, and the ques- esq. of the hon. East India Comtion of Catholic emancipation, in pany's service, in the 19th year of favour of which he published “Ob- his age. servations on the Roman Catholics 8. Åt his house in Seymour-street, of Ireland.”. 1806, 8vo.—“ Sub- London, aged 76, the right rev. John stance of additional Observations Fisher, D. D. lord bishop of Salisintended to have been delivered in bury, chancellor of the order of the the House of Commons on the Pe- Garter, provincial precentor of Cantition of the Roman Catholics of terbury, and F. S. A. Ireland," 1806, 8vo." Substance This exemplary prelate was born of his Speech in the House of Com- in 1748, the eldest of the ten sons mons on the motion of the right (eight of whom grew to man's es
DEATHS.-MAY. tate), of the rev. John Fisher, pre- Fast,” 4to. The same year Bishop bendary of Preston in the church of Fisher was translated to Salisbury. Salisbury, rector of Calbourn, in In 1818 was printed at Guernsey, a the Isle of Wight, and chaplain to Sermon he had preached from Col. Bishop Thomas, the preceptor of i. 24, at the consecration of St. George the Third., He received the James's church in that island.-He earlier part of his education at was an accomplished scholar and a Peterborough, where his father was sound divine ; but the ordinary then vicar; and was thence removed laborious duties of an extensive to St. Paul's school, London, In diocese, and the extraordinary and 1766 he was admitted at Peterhouse, important avocations to which his Cambridge, where he took the attention was imperatively called for degree of B. A. 1770. In 1773 he a considerable period, left him little was elected a fellow of St. John's leisure to employ his pen in literary college, and in the same year pro- pursuits. His superior merit, both ceeded M. A. In 1780 he proceeded as to ability and integrity, was adB. D., and in that year was ap- mitted and proclaimed by the flatter, pointed tutor to his royal highness ing attention he at all times received prince Edward, afterwards duke of from his majesty king George the Kent. In 1781 he was nominated Third, than whom no one was better chaplain to the king, and appointed able to discern, or more willing to one of the deputy clerks of the appreciate, what was truly and incloset. In 1783 he was elected a trinsically valuable. Of the good fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. opinion his Majesty entertained of In 1785 his attendance upon prince the bishop, no stronger proof could Edward ceasing upon his royal high- be given than that he was selected to ness going to Germany to finish his superintend the education of the education there, he went to Italy princess Charlotte of Wales, the for his health ; and was recalled then presumptive heir to the throne. from Naples in 1786, on being ap- 9. Thomas Caldwell, esq. of pointed by his Majesty a canon of Brentford, in the 56th year of his Windsor. September 5, in the fol- age. lowing year, Mr. Fisher married 10. Ather house, in Charles-street, Dorothea, only daughter of John Berkeley-square, Frances, widow of Freston Scrivenor, esq. of Sibton- Augustus 'Saltrey Willett, esq. abbey, Suffolk, by whom he had one aged 74, son and two daughters. Having 11. At Bexley, in Kent, at the proceeded D.D. in 1789, he resigned house of her son-in-law, Francis his canonry in 1803, on being pro- Dawson, esq. of the Royal Artillery, moted to the see of Exeter. In the Margaret, relict of the late William end of the same year he was appoint- Mercer, esq. of Clapham-common. ed preceptor to the princess Char- 12. William Nurse, esq. of Pinner, lotte of Wales. In 1805 he publish- aged 64. ed “ A Charge to the Clergy of his 13. At Knowle, Kent, after three Diocese at his primary Visitations, days illness, aged 71, the right hon. in 1804 and 1805,” 4to. The fol- Charles Whitworth, first earl Whitlowing year was printed his “Sermon worth of Adbaston, county of Stafpreached at St. Paul's at the yearly ford, baron Adbaston, lord Whitineeting of the children educated in worth of Newport Pratt, county of the charity schools of London and Galway, G. C. B. a privy councillor, Westminster,” 4to.; and in 1807 lord of the Board of Trade and “A Sermon preached before the Foreign plantations, high steward of Lords Spiritual and Temporal in the Stratford-upon-Avon, and D.C.L. Abbey church, Westminster, on The Whitworths are an ancient Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1807, being Staffordshire family, which, in the the day appointed for a General beginning of the last century, pro