« AnteriorContinuar »
1831.] OBITUARY.-Lady C. Waldegrave.-Sir M. Cholmeley, Bt. 367 signed the control of the Household) SIR MONTAGUE CHOLMeley, BART. be was appointed joint Payınaster-gene- March 10. Ai Easton Hall, Lincolnral of his Majesty's land forces, which shire, aged 58, Sir Montague Cholmeley, post be relinquished on the change of Bart. D.C.L. Ministry in tbe following February. This family are a junior branch of the At the general elections of 1806 and Cholmondeleys of Cheshire, and have 1812 he was also returned for Mun been seated in Lincolnshire for about muurh. In 1814 be was appointed Gu two centurics. Sir Montague was born vernor and Commander-in-Chief of the March 20, 1772, the eldest son of MonCape of Good Hope, where he remained tague Chulinrlry, e q. by Sarah, daughuntil about two years since.
ter of Humphrey Sibihorpe, M.D. He Lord Charles Somerset was twice mar was appointed Sheriff of Lincolnshire in ried : 1st, June 7, 1788, to the Hon. 1805; and during his Shrievalty was Elizabeth Courtenay, tbird daughter of created a Baronet, by patent dated William second and late Viscouni Courte- March 4, 1806. His ancesior Montague nay; by whom he had three sons and Cholmeley, esq. bad a warrant for the four daughters : 1. Elizabeth, married in same dignity, dated at Lincoln, July 16, 1812 to Lt. Col. Henry Wyndham; 2. 1642; but i be confusion of the times Georgina ; 3. Lt. Col. Henry Somerset, prevented the patent being made out. now Governor of Caffraria; he married The degree of M. A. was conferred on in 1817 Frances-Sarah, eldest daughter Sir Montague as a member of Magdalen of Rear-Adm. Sir Henry Heathcote, and College, Oxford, in 1808, and that of bas several children ; 4. Caroline-Isa D.C.L. in 1810. He was returned to bella, who died in childhood; 5. Cbar. Parliament for the borough of Grantham lotie, married in 1892 to Herbert Corn in 1820, and retired in favour of his son wall, e q. son of the Bisbop of Worces at the general election in 1826. ter; 6. Major Charles-Henry Sumerset, Sir Montague Cholmeley was twice of tbe 3d dragoons; 7. the Rev. Planta married; Ist, Sept. 14, 1801, tu Eligenet - Villiers - Henry Somerset, now zabeth, daughter of John Harrison, of Rector of Honiton in Devonshire. The Norton-Place in Lincolnshire, esq.; by first Lady Charles Somerset baving de wbom be bad three sons and three ceased Sept. 11, 1815, bis Lordship mar. daughters : 1. Sir Montague - John ried secondly, Aug. 9, 1821, Lady Mary Cholmeley, who bas succeeded to the Puulell, second daughter of Jobom suurth Baronetcy, and is now M. P. for Grant. and lare Earl Poulet, by wbom be bad bam; he was born in 1802, and mara son and i wo daughters : 8. Puulelt- ried in 1829 Lady Georgiana Beauclerk, George-Henry; 9. Mary-Sophia ; and fifth sister of the present Duke of St. 10. Augusta-Anne.
Alban's, by whom be bas oue son living ; His Lordship had been in Brighton 2. Elizabeth, married Aug. 5, 1825, tu only four days; and rode out on borse John-Jacob Buxton, esq. (M.P. for Bedback two days before his death.
win, only son of Sir Robert-John Bux
ton, of Sbadwell in Norfolk, Bart.); 3. LADY CAROLINE WALDEGRAVE.
Charlotte-Maria, who died Oct. 18,1822; March 31. At her house in Curzono
4. Frances, married March 6, 1828, to street, May Fair, aged 66, Lady Caro
her second-cousin Glynne. Earle Welby, line Waldegrave.
esq. only son of Sir William-Earle Welby, Her Ladyship was born March 1, 1765,
of Denton House in Lincolnsbire, Bart.; the fourth and youngest daughter of Jobn
5. James-Harrison ; 6. Henry-Daniel, a third Earl of Waldegrave, and of Lady
Commoner of St. John's College, Oxford. Elizabeth Gower his wife, sister to the
Sir Montague, having lost his first late Marquis of Stafford, Sbe succeeded lady Nov. 3, 1822, married secondly, the laredowager Countess of Cardigan March 18, 1826, Catherine fourth daugbas Lady of the Bedchamber to the Prine ter of Benjamin Way, of Denham-place cesses, and filled the duties of the same in Berkshire, esq. appointment to the late Queen Dowager of Wurtemberg during ber visit to Eng.
SIR J. P. ACLAND, BART. land, the year previous to her death. Feb. 25. At bis bouse in the Royal The attention of the surviving members Crescent, Bath, aged 75, Sir Jobn Palof the Royal House, whom she so long and mer Acland, of Fairfield, co. Somerset, faithfully served, was unremitting dur and Newhouse, co. Devon, Bart. ing a severe and painful illness, and He was a grandson of Sir Hugh Acsoothed the last moments of one of their land, tbe fifth Baronet, of Columb-Jobn oldest and most attached servants.
in Devonshire; and first cousin once Her remains were interred on the 6th removed to the present possessor of that of April, with those of her ancestors, at Baronetcy, Sir Tbomas Dyke Acland, Navestock, Essex,
Knight in Parliament for Devonshire. 368 OBITUARY.- Thomas Hope, Esq. F.R.S. 8: S.A. [April, His father, Arthur Acland, of Fairfield, Duchess-street, Mr. Hope devoted much esq. married Elizabeth, daughter of Wil time and study in finishing and fitting liam Oxenham, of Oxenham in Devoni- up ibe interior from his own drawings, shire, esq. by whom he had six sons, the and partly in imitation of the best speyoungest of whom was the lare Lt.-Gen. cimens, both ancient and modern, in Sir Wruthe Acland, K.C.B. who died in Italy. A description of this house will 1816,
be found in the first volume of “ The Sir John Paliner Acland was the Public Buildings of London," by Briteldest son ; be was created a Baronet ton and Pugin, accompanied by two by patent dated Dec. 9, 1818, and the plates representing the Flemish Picture. same year took the name and arıns of gallery, which was an addition made in Palmer in addition to Acland, by Royal 1820. A view of the old Picture Gal. sign manual.
lery, together witb a catalogue of the He was twice married, Ist, in 1781, to pictures, was published in Westmacott's Elizabeth, daughter of Jobn Rose Fuller, "Account of the British Galleries of of Rose Hill in Sussex, esq. by whom he Painting and Sculpture." had a son Sir Peregrine Palmer Acland, Mr. Hope's country mansion was at born in 1789, who has succeeded to the Deepdene near Dorking, and thither be title; and three daughters, Maria, Franbad removed a large number of bis picces Anne, and Henrietta; and secondly, tures, sculpture, and books, having Nov. 1, 1818, to Sarab-Maria, daughter built for their reception a new library, of Robert Knipe, of New Lodge, Berk- a gallery, and an amphitheatre, to arhampstead, esq. and widow of Philip range and display antiques. There are Gibbes, esq. by whom he had a son, three views of this mansion in Neale's born in 1819.
Seats; and two, with a description revised during the last year, will be found
in Prosser's “ Views in Surrey." It is Thomas Hope, Esq. F.R.S. & S.A.
remarkable that this beautiful spot is Feb. 3. In Duchess-street, Thomas described by the old topographer Aubrey Hope, esq.
by the name of its future owner. His The Hopes, of Amsterdam, whose words are as follow, “A long Hope, i.e. names bave been proverbial for wealıb, according to Virgil, deductus vallis, is for liberality, for the splendour of their contrived in the most pleasant and demansions, and for their extensive col- lightful solitude for house, gardens, orlections of works of art, are a younger chards, boscages, &c. that I have seen branch of the family seated at Craig in England; it deserves a poem, and Hall in Fifeshire, which enjoys a Baro- was a subject worthy of Mr. Cowley's netcy of Nova Scotia. The gentleman muse. The true name of this Hope is now deceased was one of three brothers, Dipden, quasi Deepdene." The naruone of whom still resides at Amsterdam, ral beauties of Deepdene were first and anotber, Philip Hope, esq. in New moulded into cultivation by the Hon. Norfolk-street.
Charles Howard, who died in 1714. Early in life, Mr. Tbomas Hope tra In 1805 Mr. Hope publisbed the drawvelled over various parts of Europe, ings whicb he had made for bis furniAsia, and Africa; and having, with a ture, &c. in a folio volume, entitled refined taste, acquired a facility of draw, “Household Furniture and Decoraing, brought bume a large collection of tions." Notwithstanding the ridicule sketches, principally of arcbitecture and attempted to be cast on this work in the sculpture. Soon after his return, and Edinburgh Review, it led the way to a settlement in London, he published “A complete revolution in the upholstery Letter, aildressed to F. Annesley, esq.on and interior decoration of bouses. “ To a series of designs for Downing College, Mr. Hope," says Mr. Britton, in his voCambridge,” in which, fuunding his judg- lume entitled "The Union of Painting, ment on what be had seen and examined Sculpture, and Architecture, “we are during his travels, he criticised with indebted in an eminent degree for the great severity the designs of Mr. Wyatt. classical and appropriate style wbich It is said to bave been in consequence now generally characterises our furniof these animadversions, that the ser- ture and domestic utensils. Like most vices of that gentleman were declined, other innovations, bis was described as and Mr. Wilkins employed in his place; whimsical and puerile by some persons, but the forbidding coldness of tbe build- as if it were unbecoming a man of foring of that new college, which is still tune to indulge in the elegant refineunfinished, harmonizes very ill with the ments which wealıb placed at his comsurrounding edifices of ancient English mand; whilst others caricatured the collegiate architecture.
system, by cramming their apartments Having purcbased a large house in with mythological figures and conceits,
1831.) Obituary. Thomas Hope, Esq. F.R.S. & S.A. 369 jumbled together without propriety or moirs of a Modern Greek," an histomeaning."
rical and geograpbical romance in three Mr. Hope was, in all respects, a muni. volumes, evinced at once the general ficent patron of art and of artists, and knowledge, the fancy, and powers of even of the bumbler mechanic ; for be the author.. It presents such a faithful bas been known to traverse obscure picture of the customs, manners, and alleys, lanes, and courts, to find out and countries of the Turks and Greeks, that, employ men of skill and talent in their when a gentleman of bigb diplomatic respective pursuits. Thorwaldsen, the station and abilities was advised to pubDanisb sculptor, was chieflv indebted to lish an account of his travels among him for the early support and patron those people, he replied that Mr. Hope age which be experienced. The genius bad already given such an accurate and of young Chantrey was called into ac graphic description of them in “Anastion, wbilst the more mature talents of tasius," that there would be notbing Flaxman were honourably employed. new fur bim to relate. These are only a few of the numerous Besides these works, Mr. Hope coninstances in which his liberality was tributed several papers to different penobly and advantageously employed. riodical publications; and at the time In one case, however, his patronage of bis decease was engaged in passing was returned by an act of the basest ille through the press a volume “On the gratitude. Some dispute having arisen Origin and Prospects of Man." He bas between Mr. Hope and a Frenchman of left a large collection of drawings and the name of Dubost, respecting the engravings, illustrative of buildings and price and execution of a painting, the scenery in Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, artist vented his spleen by ibe exbibi- Germany, &c. and several plates of his tion of an infamous caricature-a pic- antique sculpture and vases. ture which be entitled “ Beauty and the Mr. Hope married, April 16, 1806, the Beast," Mrs. Hope being drawn in the Hon. Louisa Beresford, fifreenth and former character, and her husband in youngest cbild of the Right Rev. Lord the latter, laying his treasures at ber Decies, Lord Archbishop of Tuam, and feet, and addressing her in the language sister to the present Lord Decies. They of the French tale. This picture was had three sons, the eldest of whom, Mr. publicly exbibited, and attracted such Henry Hope, was a Groom of the Bedcrowds of loungers and scandal-lovers to chamber to King George the Fourth, view it, that from 201. to 301. a day was and stili holds tbat office to his present taken at the doors. It was at length Majesty. Mrs. Hope, also, is Woman of cut to pieces in the room, by Mr. Beres- the Bedchamber to her Majesty ; there ford, the brother of Mrs. Hope. Dubost, is a charming portrait of this lady by upon this, brought an action against Sir Thomas Lawrence. that gentleman, laying bis damages at Mr. Hope's will has been proved by 1000l. ; but the jury gave him only 51. bis brother, P. H. Hope, esq. and Jereas tbe worth of the canvas and colours, miah Harman, esq. to each of whom is and tbat would not have been awarded, left a legacy of one thousand pounds. had Mr. Beresford, instead of the gene The colleetion of Italian pictures, artisal plea of “not guilty," put in a plea cles of vertu, and the furniture, togethat he destroyed the picture as a nui ther with the house in Mansfield-street, sance.
are left to the eldest son, who is likeIn 1809 Mr. Hope publisbed “The wise residuary legatee. To his widow is Costume of the Ancients," in two vo- left one thousand pounds in money, to lumes, royal 8vo; in fixing the price of be paid immediately, an annuity of one which, in order to promote its more ex thousand pounds a year, in addition to tensive circulation, be at once sacrificed the lady's marriage settlement of three 10001. of the cost. The figures, wbicb thousand a year; and during her life were chiefly selected from fictile vases the mansion and furniture at Deepdene. (many of them in Mr. Hope's own col. Large legacies are left to bis other cbillection), are engraved in outline, and the dren, and many of bis friends are also greater part of them by that eminent remembered in his will, especially the master in that style, Mr. H. Moses. Rev. Wm. Harness, son of bis friend Dr. Three years afterwards Mr. Hope pub Harness, to whom he has left five hunlished his “Designs of Modern Cose dred pounds. Probate was grauted for tumes," in folio. These works evinced one bundred and eigbrytbousand pounds a profound research into the works of personal property. The gallery in Duo antiquity, and a familiarity with all tbat chess-street, appended to Mr. Hope's is graceful and elegant.
house, in which his Italian pictures are Mr. Hope's “ Anastasius; or Me- deposited, was built by his brother, Mr. Gent. Mag. April, 1881,
370 Obituary.—Rev. W. H. Carr.-Lt.-Gen. Lethbridge. [April, P. H. Hope, and the splendid assemblage pay any part of the rents to the Earl of of pictures by the Dutch and Flemish Errol, who in consequeuce conimenced masters, which are mingled with the an action against Mr. Carr. The cause Italian school, are the property of Mr. was given against his Lordship, first in P. H. Hope, by whom they were col
the Court of King's Bench, and finally lected.
in Chancery, by whose decree, William Holwell Carr, ibe infant, was declared
to be in immediate possession, July 16, Rev. W. H. CARR, F.R.S.
1806. The boy, bowever, remained in Dec. 24. In Devonshire-place, aged undisputed possession a still shorter 72, the Rev. William Holweli Carr, B.D. time ihan bis morber, dying at RamsF.R.S. Vicar of Menhenniot, Cornwall, gate Sept. 15 in the same year, in the
This gentleman's paternal name was seventh year or bis age; when, as he Holwell. His father was the Rev. Wil- was the only child of Lady Charlotte liam Holwell, B.D.F.R.S. Vicar of Thorn- Carr, the Etal estate devolved on bis bury in Gloucestershire, a Prebendary of aunt Augusta the late Countess of GlasExeter, and Chaplain to the King, the gow. editor of selections from Dionysius Ha
Mr. Carr was not again married. He licarnassus, 1766, and of extracts from bad been for many years one of the most Pope's Homer, 1776. He died in 1798, distinguished patrons, as well as an ex. and is briefly noticed in our vol, LXVIII.
quisite connoisseur, of tbe fine arts, and p. 259.
was a Director of the Britisb InstituHis son was of Exeter College, Ox. tion. His own pictures consisted prinford, M.A. 1784, B. D. 1790, and was cipally of the finest productions of the presented to the vicarage of Menhen- Italian school ; one of which is Leonardo nior, one of the most valuable benefices de Vinci's Christ disputing with the Docin Cornwall, by the Dean and Chapter tors, bought of Lord Northwick, in 1824, of Exeter, who always appoint a Fellow, it is said for 2,6001. This bighly valuor one who has been a Fellow, of Exe- able collection Mr. Carr has bequeathed ter College,
to the nation,-on this stipulation, howOn the 18th of May, 1797, Mr. Hol- ever, that a gallery should be provided well was married at London, to Lady wbere tbey may be properly seen and Charlotte Hay, eldest daughter of James justly appreciated. It is to be boped Earl of Errol, by Isabella, daughter of tbat the completion of this long desired Sir William Carr, of Etal in Nortbum. object may be hastened by this circumberland, Bart. The fine estate of Ecal stance; as the house now occupied by was left to the junior branches of the the National Gallery is not large enough Earl of Errol's family; and was pos- to display even the small collection sessed by the Hon. Wm. Hay, the second which has been already formed. sun, who in consequence took the name of Carr in 1795 ; but, as by Sir William
Lr.-Gen. LETHBRIDGE. Carr's will, no person succeeding to the Jan. 5. Aged 71, Lieut. Gen. Robert Earldom was to retain possession of the Lethbridge, brot ber to the late ChanEral estate, when the Hon. William cellor Letbbridge, esq. of Launceston. Carr, on the death of his brother George This officer entered the service in fourteenth Earl of Errol, succeeded to 1776, as an Ensign in the 60th regiment, the title in 1798, tbe estate devolved which he joined at St. Augustine, inupon Lady Charlotte Holwell.* On the East Florida ; and served in that garri. 201 h of November in the same year, she son until Nov. 1778, when he marched obtained the King's authority to her with the expedition into Georgia, under self, her busband, and the heirs male of Major-Gen. Prevost, and was present at her body, to take the name and arms of the siege of Sunbury. He returned to Carr. To prevent litigation and dis- England, in the latter end of 1779, in putes, her Ladyship consented to di consequence of promotion in a battalion vide the rents of Etal witb ber brotber of the regiment serving in Jamaica. He the Earl; but as, on her death in little arrived there in the following August, more than a twelvemonth after (Feb. 9, and remained until Dec. 1781, when he 1800), her right devolved on au infant came home in consequence of ill health. son, bis guardians considered that they In Nov. 1783, he embarked to rejoin bis could not witb propriety continue to regiment in Jamaica, served with it until
December 1785, when be again return* It is remarkable that the Hon. ed to England. In 1786, his corps was James Hay, tbe bird and youngest bro- removed to Nova Scotia ; and in July ther, who would have inherited the 1787, he embarked from England for Etal estate, was accidentally drowned the island of St. Jobn's, witb the view in the Thames the day after bis sister's of joining his regiment at Halifax. On marriage to Mr. Holwell.
reaching that island in September, he
1831.] OBITUARY.—Lt.-Gen. Lethbridge.—Simon Bolivar. 371 found that his regiment bad been re- motion of Major-Generals of June of that moved to Quebec, for which place be year (which removed him from his situcould find no opportunity of proceeding ation as Inspector), be finally returned until the spring; and when that period to England. He attained the rank of had arrived, be received information of Lieut.-General in 1825. his having been appointed to a company The wife of Major-Gen. Lethbridge in the newly raised 41b battalion of the died at Shrewsbury early in 1825. 60th regiment in England, so long before as the previous September. Instead of
SIMON BOLIVAR. proceeding for Quebec, be of course em Dec. 17. At San Pedro, near Santa barked for England, which he reacbed Martha, in Colombia, aged 47, Simon in July, and lust no time in joining his Bolivar, late President of that Republic, corps at Chatham, where he raised his This celebrated personage was a nacompany, principally at his own expense, tive of Caraccas, and received bis educaaccording to the conditions whereon he tion at Madrid. After finisbing bis stuhad been appointed. In the following dies, be visited France, England, Italy, year be exchanged back into the first and part of Germany, and, on bis return battalion 60th regiment then in Ca to the capital of Spain, he married a nada; where he continued to serve till daughter of the Marquis Ulstariz July 1793, when he was again obliged Sbortly afterwards he returned to his to ask permission to return to England native land, and, on his arrival, he found in consequence of ill health. In Novem- bis fellow countrymen engaged in open ber of that year he was nominated by hostilities against the parent state, and Lord Amherst, the then Commander-in- infamed with the bitterest animosity Chief of bis Majesty's Forces, one of his against the Spanish Government. BeAids-de-camp, which situation he held ing a man of great capacity, and of conuntil his Lordship resigned that post to siderable fortune-having more knowthe Duke of York, in February 1795. ledge than the rest of bis brethren He was then appointed by the late Mar- brought up in the same state of colonial quis of Townshend one of his Aids-de. society, and probably more ambition camp, and continued as such until his than knowledge, he soon gained an as. promotion to the Majority of the 3d bat- scendancy among the revolutionary or talion 60th regiment in Dec. 1795. independent party. He was first in
In May 1796, he joined his regiment, trusted with the government of Puerto then on actual service, in St. Vincent's, Cabello. That important position he and was sent to command a post in the was soon compelled to abandon; but tbe Charib country. On the termination of Congress of New Granada, by giving bostilities, be returned home, and ex- him the command of six thousand men, changed into the 2d battalion of the re- sbowed that their confidence in tbe zeal giment serving in Canada, for wbich be and talents of the General was in no reembarked in the August packet, and spect diminished. The victory of Araute joined bis regiment in Montreal in Nov. confirmed the favourable opinion that 1798. He returned to England, by way bad been formed of his military capa. of Lake Champlain and New York, in city, and contributed to inspire the InFeb. 1800. In Feb. 1802, he was ap- dependents with hopes of success. In pointed Lieut.-Colonel of the 4ih bat. 1814 Bolivar resolved to surrender the talion 60th regiment, serving in Ja- command, but was prevailed upon by maica, where he continued until June the urgent entreaties of the principal 1804. To October of the same year, men in Venezuela to continue in the having then been more than 28 years a dictatorship, and complete the liberation regimental officer, be applied to the of his country. Bolivar acceded to tbeir Commander-in-Chief for a recruiting request ; bui, after sustaining a consi. district, and was nominated to a district derable loss in the plains of Cura, be in Ireland. He attained the brevet rank was forced to yield to the superior force of Colonel in 1810, and continued in. of the Royalist commanders, and set specting Field Officer of the Enniskillen sail with the remnant of his troops for district, and subsequendy of the Shrews Jamaica. bury district, until Feb. 1812 ; when be The cause of the patriots appeared to exchanged with an Inspecting Field Of- be hopeless : but those who had escaped ficer of Militia in Canada, and he was the carnage of Urica, formed themselves fortunate enough to reach Quebec in into corps of guerillas, and kept up a June, seven days before the declaration desultory warlare against the focs of of war by the Government of the United South American independence. In the States. He continued to serve in Upper beginning of 1816, Bolivar, after receivand Lower Canada until October 1813, ing ten battalions of black troops from when, having been included in the pro. Petion, set sail with his small but deter