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of Mr Peter Lindsay, merchant Inverkeithing, and sister of the late William Roxburgh, late Commodore in the service of Russia.
Feb. 16. At Irvine, Mrs Jean Campbell, spouse of James Crichton, Esq. collector of
18. At Dumbarton, Robert Mackenzie, Esq. of Broomfauld, Sheriff Clerk of Dumbartonshire, in the 67th year of his age.
19. At Edinburgh, Mrs Grace Rose, widow of Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonald of Huntfield, late of 81st regiment.
At Potterrow, Mr James Dickson, in the 78th year of his age.
At Edinburgh, William Roxburgh, M. D. F. L. S. chief botanist to the Honourable East India Company, surgeon on the Madras Establishment, and many years superintendant of the Company's botanic garden near Calcutta. Dr Roxburgh was the intimate friend and pupil of the celebrated Koenig, and, with Sir William Jones, Mr Warren Hastings, Lord Teignmouth, and the principal scientific characters in Bengal, first laid the foundation of the Asiatie Society. Dr Roxburgh was the author of many valuable tracts on the vegetable kingdom; his large work, entitled "Coromandel Plants," will do immortal honour to his memory. In the extent and profundity of his knowledge on Botanical subjects he was unrivalled, being held in estimation as the first of Botanists since the days of Linnæus.
- Of a typhus fever, aged 36, Ralph Oliver, (commonly called Little Ralphey) of the Ouseburn, near Newcastle, shoemaker. He did not exceed thirty-eight inches in height, was of a robust make, and his head remarkably large, in proportion to his
20. At London, in the prime of life, Mr David Thomson, landscape painter, a native of Edinburgh, whose professional talents and genius for poetry and music, united to the most amiable disposition, render his death an irreparable loss to his friends.
Beith for the suppression of the rebellion in the year 1745, under the command of the celebrated Dr Wotherspoon, who was then minister of that parish.
Feb. 23. At Manse of Foveran, the Rev. William Duff, minister of the Gospel in that parish, in the 83d year of his age, and 62d of his ministry.
22. Major-General Adam Gordon, aged 49; who, during the last two years, has had the command of the Aberdeen district. His unremitting attention to every department of public duty, in the different objects under his charge, joined to a very conciliatory disposition, and pleasant manners, has rendered his death, to all with whom he had intercourse, a subject of sincere regret.
23. At Paisley, James Dow, late baker in Paisley in the 100th year of his age. was a quiet, inoffensive man. For many years previous to his death, he had a pride in telling, that he was the only survivor of a party who volunteered from the parish of
At Edinburgh, David Sibbald, Esq. of Abden, W. S.
24. At Gredington, aged 29, the Right Honourable Lady Kenyon, leaving two sons and three daughters.
25. At Cheltenham, aged, 85, Sir Robert Herries, Bart.
26. At Rainhall Hall inn, Essex, aged 43, Sir William Shirley, Baronet. By his death the baronetage is become extinct. At Forres, James Straith, Esq. for many years an eminent medical practitioner at that place.
Aged 74 years, Mrs Grant, Heathfield, Strathspey.
At Forfar, Mr James Walker, town-. clerk of Forfar.
In the 57th year of his age, the Reverend Sir Robert Sheffield, Bart. of Normanby Hall, in the county of Lincoln; having survived his brother the late Sir John Sheffield, Bart. only 22 days.
At Sciennes, Edinburgh, David Moo
die, senior, in the 91st year of his age; and, on the 21st of March 1814, his eldest son, John Moodie, of Roslin hill, Jamaica, after a residence in that island for upwards of forty years.
Lost in the Sylph sloop of war, wrecked on Long Island on the 18th of January last, Mr Archibald Lundie, midshipman on
March 5. William Douglas Heron, son of board of that vessel, second son of Mr John Heron, Esq. of Ingleston. Archibald Lundie, writer to the signet.
Mr James Gillies, bookseller, Glasgow. 6. At Inverness, Alexander Macintosh, Esq. late Provost of that place, aged 79 years.
7. At Annan, Mrs Smith, relict of the Jate Eaglesfield Smith, Esq. of Langshaw, Dumfries-shire, aged 68.
Lately, at Hutchesontown, Glasgow, Mr Simon Fraser, Collector of Excise, in the 100th year of his age. A humble Christian, loving and obeying the truth: he was distinguished throughout his long life for the sweetness of his temper, the simplicity of his manners, and the integrity of his character. On the night preceding his death he was as well as usual. He expired at four in the morning, without a struggle, dying as he lived-in peace.
MISS HUTCHINS.-We are sorry to announce the death of this eminent young lady. The many discoveries she has made in the most difficult departments of British Botany, (mosses and sea-weeds) have raised
-At Newington, Mrs Walker, widow of Charles Walker, vintner, Edinburgh.
8. At Glasgow, William Hunter, Esq. of Greenhead.
At Edinburgh, John Carnegie, Esq. late merchant in Leith.
11. At Mollance, in the stewartry of Kirkcudbright, James Napier, Esq. of Waterside, aged 75.
12. At York Place, Mr James Cochrane, her name to the first rank in the science,
commanded the allied armies against France in 1793 and 1794.
and some time ago procured for her the high distinction of having a genus named after her, Hutchinsia. She spent much of her time in exploring the marine productions of Bantry Bay, and the minute accu racy of her descriptions could be equalled only by the delicacy and fidelity of her pencil. Many testimonies to her excellence are to be found in the splendid and justly celebrated botanical works of Mr Turner, Mr Hooker, and Sir J. E. Smith, with all of whom she maintained a scientific correspondence for the last ten years, which was interrupted only, about a year ago, by the unfortunate illness now proving fatal.
Edinburgh Literary Miscellany,
FOR MAY 1815:
With a View of the Castle of CESSFORD.
Register of the Weather for May,....... 322
North, or Level Line of Canal, be-
by Scottish Artists in 1815,.......... 327 Monthly Memoranda in Natural His...........335
tory,...... Military Ensigns during the Civil Wars,........ Report of Mr Telford, civil Engineer, on the intended Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal,......... Biographical Account of the late Mungo Park,............ Celtic Etymologies and Antiquities,.... 344 Report of the Proceedings of the French
National Institute for the year 1814, 346 Record of Kirk-Session Proceedings in the year 1708,.....
General Prospectus of the Edinburgh
Memoirs of the Progress of Manufac-
Contemplation on the top of Arthur's
Seat, on the 1st of May 1815,....... 376 Verses written on occasion of the Expedition to Washington,......
PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT. House of Lords,-Message of the Prince Regent to their Lordships,............ 377 House of Commons.-Proceedings of the Congress at Vienna,........ 279
Proceedings of the Circuit Court of Jus-
-at Ayr,-Dumfries,-and Jedburgh,
393 at Perth and Aberdeen,... 394 at Inverness,...... 395 Appointments, by the Prince Regent, 396 Births, Marriages, Deaths,
Stocks and Markets,
28 30.25 40
Apr. 26 30.2
30 29.99 40
60 29.8150 62
30.24 49 61
5 29.95 47
6 29.95 46
7 29.85 50 60 0.15 Rain
8 29.85 52
29.8 50 58
12 29.55 50 62
23 29.94 46 50 0.15 Rain
Quantity of Rain,.......... 2.29
High Water at Leith for
H. M. H. M. 0
1 11 27
55 12 19
39 3 3
0 9 34
4 10 36
611 35 112 26
Th. 1 9
Fr. 16 10
Sa. 17 11
Su. 18 12
Sa. 24 3 47
Su. 25 4 22
Juuc 4. King George III. born (1738.)
New Moon, 7.
For JUNE 1815. Apparent time at Edinburgh.
7 7 33 2 8 31
D. H. M.