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Grand Master Mason, and Patron of the
The Right Honourable and Right Worshipful James Earl of Fife, Acting Grand Master under his Royal Highness;
November, the President and Council adjudged the gold medal, on Sir Godfrey Copley's donation, to David Brewster, L.L.D. and F.R.S. London and Edinburgh, for his discourse on light and heat, contained in his papers in the Philosophical Transactions.
The Right Honourable Sir John Marjoribanks of Lees, Bart. M. P. Grand Mas ter Elect;
William Inglis, Esq. of Middleton, Substitute Grand Master;
On Wednesday, 22d November, Mr Peter Campbell was ordained to the pastoral charge of the Original Burgher congregation in Kilmarnock, formerly under the ministry of the late Rev. Mr Jaffray.
Major-General the Honourable Alexander Duff, Senior Grand Warden;
David Anderson Blair, Esq. of Inchyra, junior Grand Warden;
On Thursday the 7th of December, the Reverend Mr Mearns, Minister of Tarvos, was elected Professor of Divinity in King's
Sir John Hay of Smithfield and Hayston, College, Aberdeen, in room of the deceased Bart. Grand Treasurer; Dr Gerard.
Alexander Laurie, Esq. Grand Secretary;
Rev. Dr John Lee, Grand Chaplain ;
William Cunningham, Esq. Grand Jeweller;-And
Alexander Peacock, Esq. Grand BibleBearer.
Immediately after the election, the brethren walked in procession from the Church Aisle to Freemasons' Hall, Niddry Street, with torch-light (the streets being lined with a party of the 6th dragoon guards), where the evening was spent with that harmony and hilarity for which this ancient and honourable order has ever been eminently distinguished.
Upon this occasion, Sir J. Marjoribanks, as Grand Master Elect, presided in the absence of the Earl of Fife.
We are sorry to have to add, that, during the procession, a most afflicting accident happened at the head of Blair Street, where a great concourse of spectators were assembled. In clearing the way for the proces sion, a crowd of people were driven against the railing of a deep area (the uppermost on the east side); and, by their heavy and sudden pressure, loosening the flag stones into which the iron is inserted, the whole, in length from 12 to 20 feet, gave way, and a number of people were thus precipitated backward into the area beneath. About 17 of them received more or less injury. One person had his thigh bone broken, and another his head much cut; these, with two women, one of whom was severely bruised in one of her sides and legs, were conveyed immediately to the Royal Infirmary. Most of them have since recovered.
This accident being soon communicated to the Grand Lodge, a subscription was instantly begun among the brethren, and a considerable sun raised for behoof of the sufferers.
At the anniversary meeting of the Royal
The following noblemen and gentlemen have been elected officers of different Societies :
Ireland, to Sir David Ochterlony, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Milk tary Order of the Bath, and Major General in the army in the East Indies, and to the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten.
Foreign Office, Dec. 2. Edward James Dawkins, Esq., appointed to be bie Majesty's Secretary of Legation at the Court of Florence: And Francis Peter Werry, Esq. to be his Majesty's Secretary of Legation at the Court of Dresden.
Dec. 4. This day the Right Hon. Charles Bagot was sworn a Member of his Majesty's Privy Council.
This day his Royal Highness the Prince Regent was pleased to invest ViceAdmiral Sir Herbert Sawyer with the ensigns of a Knight Commander of the Mest Honourable Military Order of the Bath:And also to confer the honour of Knighthood upon the following officers, Knights Commanders of the said Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath:
Lieut. Col. Sir William Williams.
Dec. 5. John Philip Morier, Esq. appointed to be his Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary to the Court of his Majesty the King of Saxony And Edward Michael Ward, of Bangor, Esq. to be his Majesty's Secretary of Legation at Lisbon.
Aug. 16. At the Cape of Good Hope, Henry Home, Esq. of Edinburgh, to Miss Margaret Andrews, of London, by J. S. Hewitt, A. M. chaplain to his Majesty's forces, and acting colonial chaplain.
Oct. 27. At Stirling, the Rev. George Brewster, of Scoonie, to Jane, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Hadaway, Esq. Stirling.
28. At Baron's Court, Tyrone, the Right Hon. Lord Manners, Lord High Chancellor of Ireland, to the Honourable Jane Butler, sister to the present Lord Caher.
-At Plymouth, Captain Robert Gambier, Royal Navy, nephew of Lord Gambier, to Caroline Gore, fourth daughter of Major General Browne, Lieutenant-Governor of Plymouth.
Nov. 3. At her father's house, Miss Janet Thaw, daughter of Mr John Thaw, farmer at Broom Flat, to Alexander Calder, Esq. merchant, Linlithgow.
18. At Balcarras, Charles Maitland Christie, of Durie, Esq. to Miss Mary Butler Lindsay, eldest daughter of the Honourable Robert Lindsay of Balcarras.
20. At Kippenross, William Napier MilJiken of Milliken, to Miss Elizabeth C. Stirling, fifth daughter of John Stirling, Esq. of Kippendavie.
21. At Edinburgh, Dr William Bowie, to Mrs Anna Frislin, widow of the deceased 'Captain Donald M'Nicol, Royal Scots.
At Clifton, John Thomson, Esq. of Kilbank, Lanarkshire, merchant in Bristol, to Miss Newman, third daughter of R. N. Newman, Esq. (M. D.) of Thornburgh Park, Gloucestershire.
-At Edinburgh, Mr John Wilson, writer, Alloa, to Miss Agnes Wilson, of Forth Street, Edinburgh.
23. At Beechhill, Perth-shire, David Henderson, Esq. of the East India Company's medical service, to Miss Ann Hay, third daughter of Charles Hay, Esq. of
28. At Lewisham, Kent, the Hon. Warwick Lake, to Elizabeth, only daughter of James Beveridge Duncan, Esq. of Damside.
30. At Carfrae, Mr David Walker, Timpendean, to Miss Mary Hogarth, third daughter of Robert Hogarth, Esq. Carfrae. Henry Stalford Northcote, Esq. eldest son of Sir H. Stalford Northcote, Bart. to Agnes Mary, only daughter of Thos. Cockburn, Esq. of Portland Place, London.
Dec. 1. At Kinmonth, the Reverend Wil liam Scott Leslie, to Isabella, only daughter of Thomas Inglis, Esq.
Jan. 6. 1814. At Kingston, Jamaica, Mr John Erminio Stabilini, surgeon, in the 26th year of his age, of the yellow fever. His superior abilities, benevolent disposition, and amiable manners, endeared him to all who knew him, and his early death has sunk his relations into the deepest distress.
April 15. 1815. Killed, in the attack by the British army under Major - General Ochterlony, of the Goorkha positions along the Malown mountains, C. L. Showers, Esq. senior Captain of the 10th regiment native infantry on this establishment. Death never claimed a nobler spirit, nor honour wept a braver soldier! Showers died as he lived, the proud memorial of a British officer.
May 25. At Batavia, in the 26th year of his age, deeply regretted by his friends and acquaintances, Mr Robert Duff, youngest son of the late Reverend William Duff, minister of Foveran.
July 4. In Grenada, Alexander Aberdein, Esq. proprietor of Richmond estate, acting collector of the customs at the port of Grenville, one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace, member of the Assembly for the united parishes of St Andrew and St David, and Major of the Colonial troop of light dragoons.
At Dublin, Robert Earl of Wicklow. Viscount Wicklow, and Baron Clonmore. His Lordship having died without issue, his titles and estates devolve to his next brother, the Right Hon. William Forward, of Castle Forward, in the county of Donegal, whose family re-assumes the name of Howard. By his Lordship's death a vacancy occurs in the Representative Peerage of Ireland.
24. At Aberdeen, James Ferguson, drysalter, Glasgow, aged 30 years.
16. At Blargymore, Badenoch, Ensign At Harlaw, William, second son of John M'Pherson, late of the 78th regiment, the deceased Mr Robert Kay of Harlaw. He was esteemed and reaged 88 years. spected by all who knew him while in life, and now much lamented by his widow, his children, and friends. He fought under General Wolf at the taking of Quebec, in 1759.
At Ardmore, Lieut.-General Thomas Geils, of the Honourable East India Company's service, in the 69th year of his age.
25. At Edinburgh, Mrs Cook, wife of Walter Cook, Esq. writer to the signet; and, on the same day, Christina, her infant
Sept. 9. At Berbice, Alexander Fraser, of Seafield Plantation, Esq. writer to the signet; and at the same place, on the 23d, his infant daughter, Jane Elizabeth.
Oct. 21. At Boston, the well-known Lincolnshire physician, Dr Moody, to the great regret of all his living patients. This eccentric son of Esculapius professed to cure every disorder incidental to the human frame, by three sovereign remedies; the first of which he called Gentle John (sulphuric acid); the second, Number One (nitrie acid); the third, Golden Tincture gin and aloes.)
23. At Ardfert Abbey, county of Kerry, John Earl of Glandore, Viscount Crosbie, and Baron Brandon, Custos Rotulo. rum, and a Governor of that county; a Privy Counsellor of the kingdom of Ireland, F. R. S. and S. A. and M. R. I. A. and one of the twenty-eight Representative Peers in the Imperial Parliament. His Lordship was in the 63d year of his age, and succeeded his father, the late William, Earl of Glandore, in 1782. He married in 1777, Diana Sackville, daughter of Lord George Sackville Germain, and sister to the present Duke of Dorset, whom he survived only fourteen months, by whom he had no issue. The immediate cause of his Lordship's de cease was an apopletic fit. He is succeeded in the title of Baron Brandon by his first cousin, the Reverend William Crosbie, now Baron Brandon.
26. At Unity Valley, Jamaica, Mr Charles daughter. Gregory, late of Edinburgh.
21. At Roxburgh Place, Miss Jean Grant of Pilmuir.
At Dumfries, Mrs Sarah Crichton, relict of Mr John Henderson of Nunholm. 26. At Edinburgh, James Gibson, Esq. surgeon in Edinburgh, aged 77.
At Culcabock House, Inverness, in the 84th year of his age, Arthur Robertson, Esq. of Inches, one of the oldest proprietors in the north of Scotland, and for many years father of the roll of freeholders in the county of Inverness.
29. At London, Thomas Durham Calderwood, Esq. of Folton.
At Nelloor, India, Major Thomas Little, Commandant of the 1st battalion 3d regiment light infantry.
At Taylorstown, county of Wexford, at the great age of 122 years, Edward ConHe supported himself by selling trifling articles for country use, and was remarkable for the integrity of his dealings. His mental faculties were unimpaired, and he retained the perfect use of his sight and limbs until a few days before his death.
-At Brussels, of their wounds at Waterloo, Majors M'Lean, 73d; Davidson, 42d; Captains M⚫Nabb, 30th; Grant, 92d; and Lieuts. Beere and Prendergast, 30th. At Clifton Hall, Sir Gervas Clifton, Bart. aged 71.
At his house, at Bennet's Hill, near Birmingham, at the age of 92, William Hutton, Esq. the venerable historian of Birmingham, and the author of various other works.
- At Paris, Samuel Potts, Esq. formerly one of the Comptrollers of the General Post Office.
On board his Majesty's ship Africaine, Philip D'Auvergne, only son of the Duke of Bouillon.
5. At Killachillum, Stratherrick, Mr Hugh Fraser, tacksman of that place; many years ground officer to the Honourable Colonel Fraser of Lovat, in that district.
Theatre-Royal of that city, and formerly manager of the Edinburgh and Glasgow theatres. Through a long career, he preserved those principles of rectitude which give grace, and even dignity to every situation of life, and are even most conspicuous in a profession, which is, of all others, most subject to the strict and unabating scrutiny of the world. Of humble, but respectable origin, he raised himself to professional eminence by his talents, and he supported the station he had gained in society by his integrity. A talented actor, and an honest man, combine a character which is an unfailing passe par tout in every civilized coun try and few have ever maintained their claims to such a distinction more inviolably than Mr Rock.-High in the confidence of managers, his urbanity gained him the esteem of his dramatic associates, and when invested with power, a conciliating disposition removed the shackles which arrogance and presumption too often impose on the minds of those confided to their direction. In conversation, Mr Rock discovered a literary taste, and much reading, which rendered him an instructive as well as a cheerful companion-As a husband, a parent, and a friend, he was highly and justly estimated, and he departed this life regretted by all who had ever enjoyed the pleasure of his society.
7. At his house, Watergate, Mr John Hay, coach-hirer.
5. At Glasgow, Mr John Watson, many years kirk-treasurer in that city, in the 83d year of his age.
8. At Stranraer, John M'Cree, Esq. formerly of Jamaica.
9. At Smithston house, parish of KilAt Dublin, A. Rock, Esq, late of the winning, Alex. M'Gown, Esq. of Smithston Nov. 9.