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ther's name was Field; but it is more certain that he was indebted for his high rank in Spain to the immediate recommendation of the first Perfonage in this kingdom, as a grateful return for an extraordinary politenefs and prefence of mind, exhibited at Windsor, in 1786, on the memorable occafion of his Majesty's facred life being attempted by Margaret Nicholfon (LVI.708.) At Strafburgh, aged 58, Frederick Louis Ehrmann, profeffor of natural philofophy and chemistry for the department of the 'Lower Rhine. He was the inventor of an inflammable air-lamp, of which he publifhed an account at Strafburgh, 178, 8vo, At Lingen, the former Grand l'enfionary of Holland, Van Spiegel.

At Warfaw, Prince Poniatowski, a brother of the late King of Poland.

At Pontoife, in France, in his 42d year, George Barnewall, Viscount Kingfland, of the kingdom of Ireland, and nephew of Earl Fauconberg. Dying without iffue, it is fuppofed the title is extin&.

In Ireland, Mr. Spillard, the celebrated pedestrian traveller.

At Swanfea, the Rev. William Thomas. He was born at Egiwyrnynyd, near Margam, in Glamorganshire, South Wales; initiated at Cowbridge, under Dr. Darell, and fent to Oxford to complete his education. He there took the degree of M. A. procured a fellowship, and continued many years tutor in Pembroke-college. Sir Watkin Williams Wynne and the Duke of Beaufort attended his instructions, and the latter ever continued in the most intimate terms of friendship with him. Mr. T. whilst at Oxford, made confiderable enquiries into the Welsh Language. He had in his library a letter from Evan Evans, generally called Evan brydyddhir, or the long-metre hard, containing a poem of Llywarchhen, with a Latin tranflation by Mr. Evans. This poem was produced by Mr. Evans, and others by Mr. Thomas, about the time that Offian first appeared, in order to fhew the litera i at Oxford that the Mufe of Cambria was as fublime and powerful as the fitter Mufe of their Northern contemporaries. Mr. Thomas, after quitting the univerfity, became chaplain to Lord Vernon, and proceeded ardently in the ftudy of works of antiquity and taste; and it is to his fondness of the Celtic or Welth language that we owe the "Differtatio de Bardis," which the indolent but erudite Evans undertook foon after the correspondence before alluded to, in behalf of the poets of Wales. His liberal way of thinking was extraordinary, and muit be attributed to his fuperior understanding, his extenfive acquirements, and his good opinion of mankind. The Methodist and Arian, High Church and Low Church, Bigot and Freethinker, all felt his affection GENT. MAG, May, 1900.

and friendship, as far as their conduc tended to the good of fociety; in no inftance has he appeared illiberal to the ene mies of the Church, though he himself never deviated from the most exact obfervance of church difcipline. Mafon, the poet, was among his acquaintance, and his Mufe has eternalized the enchantiug fitua tion of Briton-ferry. The prafent Bishop of Durham, when Bishop of Llandaff, had fuch a refpect for Mr. Thomas's character and talents, that he appointed him Chancellor of the Diocefe, and thewed every mack of attention and friendship likely to diftinguish unaffaming virtue. Mr. Thomas at one time made confiderable progrefs in the Oriental languages; a Lexicon Heptaglotton, and other works, of which the late Bishop, now of Durham, made him a prefent, fhew that his induftry in that branch of ancient literature was worthy of notice. Sir John Scott, now Lord El don, was his particular friend and regular correfpondent to the end of his life. He lived at Baglan, a moft greeable fituation furrounded by beautiful gardens, and com manding a view of Swanfea bay; his li brary was large and well chosen, and confitted principally of claffics, hiftory, biography, antiquities, and polite literature, Mott of his books contained various flips of papers on which were obfervations of his own, which, on many fubjects, evinced extenfive and confummate erudition. Dr. Bradley's Lectures on Aftronomy were in his poffeffion, fairly written out from notes he took in attending the instructions of that eminent and famous attronomer. The moft friking characters of Mr. Thomas's difpofition were fincerity and humility; he never thirsted after fame, yet fame followed him; was never diffipated, but always gay; he was not affumingly religious, yet always fincerely pious.

At Heptonftall, for advanced in years, Mr. William Greenwood, who had not lodged in bed for upwards of 40 years, bu

-pt in a chair near the fire. Also, in his goth year, Mr. Paul Greenwood, brother to the aforelaid Wm. G.

At Robin Hood's town, near Whitby, the Rev. Mr. Hepworth, many years minifter of Fyling-dales.

At Lyme, Dorfet, Mrs. Follet, wife of Mr. George F. attorney at law.

At Kemfing, in Kent, aged 70, James Bunce, efq. the laft male-defcendant of Mr. Alderman B. of London, who lent King Charles the Firft 60,0cél. which was not repaid; but he received a warrant for a baronet's patent (which neither be nor defcendants ever took out), and had an annuity of 500l. fettled on uim, which was continued to be paid to the family till Sir Robert Walpole's administration, when it was withdrawn.


In his 90th year, the Rev. Johu Daville, B. A. of Tenity college, Cambridge, 1736, rector of Broughton in his own right, and vicar of Wig ennall St. Mary the Virgin, with Iflington, all in Norfolk, both in the Crown. He was many years master of the grammar-school at Lynn; and in claffical learning was equalled by few, but excelled by none.

Rev. Lancaster Framingham, rector of a mediety of Weft Walton, and vicar of Rougham, Norfolk (the former in the gift of John Townsend, efq. the latter of the Crown), formerly of Caius college, Cambridge; B. A. 1749; M.A. 1753.

Rev. Wm. Talwell, vicar of Ailefham, Norfolk, formerly a minor canon of Canterbury cathedral; in the gift of the Dean and Chapter whereof the vicarage is. He was of Christchurch, Oxford; M.A. 1777; B.D. 1785; D.D, 1798.

Drowned himself in the mill-pond, near Batterfea, in consequence of the pa rents of a lady, to whom he paid his addreffes, having refufed confent to their propofed union, Mr. Sherman, of Pump-court, Temple, fon to Mr. S of South Lambeth. The brother of the deceased, a lieutenant on board the Formidable, per thed about five mont s fince, when in the meritorious act of faving a fellow creature from a watery grave. He was prefent when a failor unhappily fell overboard, and leaped into the fea to prefere his life, but in vain, he fell the victim of his own humanity; and thus the fame element has destroyed two brothers who were the hopes of their father, and beloved by all their relations.

At Hoxton, Mr. William Theed, fon of the late William T etq. formerly an eminent merchant at Bedford. He was a man of most unblemished character, and of a temper remarkably mild. In the early part of his life, he became enamoured of a young lady, the daughter of a clergyman, near Bedford, whom he loved with the warmest enthusiaẩm; but, from fome difagreements in fettling the preliminaries of their marriage between the parents, the match was unhappily broken off, and all further intercourfe between the lovers forbidden; a cruel mandare, that was borne by the lady with cold. nefs and indifference. The coldness of one whom he fo tenderly loved, and the disap pointment he experienced when his hopes were in their zenith, had fo powerful an effect upon his fpirits, that his intellects became difordered; and he was for several years at intervals in a state of infanity, which gaining upon him, he has for thefe laft ten years been a melancholy inhabitant of the receptacle for lunatics at Hoxton, where he died.

At Newington, W. Campbell, efq. late affiftant to the Board of Controul.

May I. At Berlin, the dowager Land

grave of Heffe Caffel, a princess of the houfe of Brandenburg Schwedt.

At his houfe in Leicester-fquare, Lieut.gen. Anthony-George Martin, late colonel of the gift foot.

At Kinnairdy, near Dingwall, ia Rossfhire, Mrs. Catharine Reid, wife of Mr. Patrick R. factor, of Tulloch.

Aged 72, Mr. Spurway, an eminent farmer, of Sert, near Bridport, Devon.

2 At Ilminster, in her 86th year, Mrs. Bush, mother of M. B. linen-draper there. Mr. Birch, of Uppingham, co. Rutland, whole fifter died that day 12 months.

3. At her father's houfe in Park-ftreet, Grofvenor-fquare, after a lingering illness, aged 23, Mifs Jane-Maria Tonyn, youngeit daughter of Gen. T.

This morning, at the Nore, Capt. Palmer, of the Selby armed fhip, in a fit of infanity, fhot him felf through the head with a pistol, of which he lingered till half paft 5 in the evening, when he expired.

John Beation, efq. of Cateaton-street, formerly of Botolph-lane, merchant. At Liverpool, R. Heywood, efg. banker. A Mile-end, aged 90, Mr John Le Souef. Mr. Rice James, post-mafter of Sheffield. At Tintinbull, Somerfet, Ms. Napier, widow of Andrew N. efq. of that place, and daughter of the late Edward Berkeley, efq. of Pyile-house, in that county.

4. At Barking, in Effex, aged 50, Mr. Rebert Cook, late an exinent furgeon of that place; and on the 11th his remains were interred, agreeable to his expreís defire; with Mafonic honours; George Downing, efq. grand master for the county, the reft of the grand officers, and upwards of 300 of the craft, clothed with the infignia of their office, attending on the occafion. The lodge was opened in, ample form at the town-hall; the proceffion was accompanied by the Barking and Ilford Volunteers, under the command of George Lee, efq. in which the deceased had served as a commiffioned officer. After the funerai fervice, an affecting oration was delivered over the grave by brother Junus Asperne, master of the St. Peter's Lodge, King's Head, Walworth; which was followed by an excellent exhortation from the grand mafter to the brethren, delivered with great feeling and effect.

About nine o'clock this night, Grenvil William Wheeler Medhurst, efq. of Kippis-ball, near Pontefract, fuddenly called Mrs. Medhurft's maid into the drawingroom, and threatened to ftab her with his fword. By the earnett entreaty of his lady, however, he was diverted from his purpose, and the fervant was permitted to leave the room. But he had fcarcely withdrawn, when he attacked her miftrefs with the most favage ferocity, gave her three fiabs in the body, and cut her throat in fo dreadful a manner, as nearly to fever her head


from her body. The fervants were firft alarmed by one of the children, who ran down ftairs exclaiming, that her papa had killed her mamma. As Mr. M. was armed with two or three brace of piftols, befides his fword, they were obliged to fend for a party of the Pontefract volunteers, who immediately fecured him, and carried him off to York cattle. His lady was a dutiful wife and tender mother; and the conduct of Mr. Medhurst can be attributed only to infanity. After a due examination of witneffes, a verdict was brought in, by a refpectable Jury, of Wilful Murder against her husband, in confequence of which he was committed to the caftle of York, on a warrant from the coroner.

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At Burford, co. Oxford, after a fhort illness, Mrs. Elizabeth Minchin, wife of Mr. T. M. diftiller. She was a faithful and indefatigable preacher among the people called Quakers.

Suddenly, Wm. Heaton, efq. one of the aldermen of Doncafter.

At Ho iton, Devon, after a lingering illnefs, in his 67th year, John Guard, efq. 5. Mr. Spencer, junior, master of that excellent inn the Talbot at Welford.

In Guilford Street, in his 65th year, Jofeph-Nicholas Smith, efq.

At his houfe on the South Parade, after a long and painful illnefs, on the point of fourfcore years of age, Bafil Wake, efq. formerly an eminent apothecary of Bath. The helpless and diftreffed were ever fare to find in him a friend, according to his ability; and to every public charity in that city, he had been for many years a liberal contributor.

6. At his houfe in Grofvenor-fquare, the Lady of Sir Lionel Darell, bart.

Samuel Lowe, gent. of Nottingham. Mr. Wm. Hind, of the Saracen's Head, Southwell, co. Nottingham.

Aged 22, Mrs. Mary-Anne Sharpe, wife of M. Martin S. jun. of Bury St. Edmund's, to whom the had been married only three weeks (fee p. 4×4).

Mr. Freer, farmer and grazier, of Hambleton, Rutland. On his return from Oakham fair, fatigued with the business of the day, he rested himself in chair and fell afleep his wife, going to awaken him, found he had breathed his last.

7. At Dawith, Devon, Barwell, efq. After a fhort but (evere illness, Mrs. Bakewell, of Caftle Domingon, co. Leic.

At his houfe in George-iqua. Edinburgh, Wm. Lockhart,efq. fuperannuated admiral.

At Clapham, Surrey, in her 74th year, Mrs. Dent, wife of Robert D. efq banker, Strand, near Temple-bar.

Mr. John Burford, clerk to the Committee of Eaft India Directors for Buying, threw himself out of a one-pair ofRairs window, under the new portico of the India house, Leadenhall-ftreet. His

head was crushed to pieces, and he only furvived a few minutes. The cause of this fatal accident can only be attributed to a fudden mental derangement, as he had regularly tranfacted his business in the office, though he had for fome time appeared rather dejected. He had been only 2 minutes in the room, where there were other clerks, when he opened the window, and fuddenly fprang out of it, in the fight of a number of people. On an inquifition before the coroner, it appearing that he had laboured under a great depreffion of mind and lownefs of spirits for some time past, the jury brought in a verdict of Lunacy.

In St. Pancras workhouse, Manchester, aged 104, Mary Bird; who retained all her faculties till the moment of her death, and ate a hearty dinner on the day he died.There is still in the fame houfe a Mrs. Tow, aged 100, and very healthy.

8. After a fhort illness, in his 85th year, Wm Vaffal, efq. of Batterfea Rife, Surrey.

At Croydon, Surrey, of a decline, Mr. Wm. Unwin, fecond fon of the late Rev. Wm. Cawthorn U. rector of Stock, Effex.

At the house of her brother, Dr. Steavenfon, Hanover-fquare, Mrs. Elizabeth Pager, relict of the late Thomas P. efq. of -Wardour-ftreet, Soho.

Mrs. Carpendale, wife of Mr. C. of Melton Mowbray, co. Leicester.

9. At her house in Great Ealing, Middlefex, Mrs. Diana Andrews, daugh. of the late Rob. A. efq. of Lower Grovenor-fr.

In his 11th year, Dudley Long, only for of Charles L. efq. of Saxmundham.

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At his apartments in Windfor caftle, in his gift year, Wm. Dick, efq. governor of the poor knights, near 4 years King's clerk, and clerk of the papers at the Mut, and the oldest royal meffenger.

Mrs. Fowler, wife of Mr. Thomas F. of Bugbrooke, co. Northampton, and former ly of Batterfea, Surrey.

IO At his houfe at Poplar, Effex, in his 70th year, John Powley, efq

In Soho fquare, aged 78, Mrs. Salusbury Brereton, relict of Owen Salusbury B. efq.

In Eait-street, Red Lion fg are, aged 54, Mr Thomas-Francis Martin deserv of the Cuftos Brevium office of the Court of Common Pleas.

At the Count of Lally's, at Richmond, Surrey, of a confumption, the progrefs of which was much accelerated by his labours, M. Mallet du Pan. For a month previous to his death, his friends had lot all hopes of his recovery, and he himself feeling his trength decline, talked of his approaching. end without either oftentation or weaknefs. The affliction of his family and friends afforded him the fureit evidences of Lis diffolution; he died without grief and without pain; the ferenity of his foul was feen in his countenance; he walked as well as rode out the preceding day, and break



fafted, as ufual, about an hour before his death. He feemed to feel himfelf reanimated by the fweetnefs of the air and the beauties of nature: he talked with pleasure of his walks and even of the recovery of his health but to those who had frequent opportunities of clofely obferving him, it appeared that he was confcious of his own fituation, though he wished to deceive others refpecting it; and that even to his laft moments he called to his aid all his ftrength of mind and goodness of heart, in order to alleviate his lofs, as much as poffible, to the tender family by whom he was furrounded and heloved. One day he faid to his wife and children, " If I was eafy with regard to your fate when I fhall be no longer with you, I fhould die without pain." For a month previous to his death he very attentively perufed the Sermons written by M. Romilly, on Refignation and the Immortality of the Soul. Long before the French Revolution, M. Mallet do Pan was diftinguished amongst Political Writers, no lefs by the extent of his knowledge and the vigour of his ftyle, than by the probity and independent fpirit of his character.— Born of an ancient family, which had for many years given Magiftrates to the Republick of Geneva, and Scholars to the Republick of Letters, it was in the footfteps of his forefathers that M. Mallet da Pan entered that career which he has followed with fuch purity and honour. The principles of religion and of focial order, of manners and laws, the rights of the People and of Princes, the comparison of principles and facts, the general history of mankind and of Europe in particular; fuch were the fubjects on which he exercifed his pen, till the Revolutionary hurricane developed all the energy and fagacity of his mind. His works fince 1789 contain a very valuable collection of important facts, vigorous ideas, and profound views of the principles, means, and effects, of the Revolution; and certainly form the best picture which has yet appeared of the faults and crimes of that great and terrible æra. never condefcended to become the Writer of any Party nor of any Government; he never wished to offend nor flatter any one, and he was less in ritated at the prejudices of which he was often the object, than at the frivolous or wicked pilious which gave rife to them. During the three years Sitting of the First French Affembly, his analyfis of the debates was read throughout all Europe, and confidered as a mode of dif cuffion no less luminous than impartial. For, while he intrepidly attacked the phalanx of the Factions, he neither diffembled the faults nor the exaggerations of their adverfaries. In his deteftation of the mania for innovations, he displayed neither a fuperftition for fupporting abufes, nor a hatred of all reformers; and though he


was not willing that the people shout! be without a curb, neither did he admit that they were without rights. It was a curous and affecting circumftance to behold in France a Proteftant Writer exclaiming against the perfecution of the Priests and the demolition of Churches; a Republican truggling against the fubverfion of Monarchy, defending the Clergy and oppreiled Nobility; and oppofing with unremitting vigour the doctrines of real liberty, and the general good, to the fophifms and the licentioufnefs of Faction. So true is it that probity and knowledge are fufficient to teach a due fubmiflion to what ought to be facred, aud yet to prevent the mind from abjectly bowing down beneath a yoke of ignominious fervitude. In 1793 the Reflections which he published on the causes, the means, and the power of the Revolu tion, excited much idle clamour. All wellwithers to good order judged favourably, and events fince that period have fully juftified the fuperior forefight of his opinions*. It may with truth be faid, that from this time to the day of his death, all the works of M. Mallet du Pan had for their object a Social War, which might lead with cer taity not a Honourable Peace. The tranquillity of Europe, the happiness of France as connected with that of other nations; the return to the great principles of order, of security, property, and liberty, occupied all his thoughts; and, if his ill health hầu not enfeebled him, his mind was well difpofed to have rifen to the highest pitch of his subject. In the midst of such a tempeft, of a scene so continually in motion, of an employment fo active and extended, and under the influence of an indignation as lively as its motive was pure; it is not to be fuppofed but that some mistakes may have escapad M. Mallet du Pan's attention, but certainly no perfon was ever lefs matled than him, and above all, no one ever wifhed less than him to mislead others. The impreffion made on him by the anarchy in France and all the exceffes of popular fury, his hatred of Jacobiniies, made all kinds of defpotifm till more odious to him; and attached him the more firmly to the British Constitution, of which he was a paffionate admire. His last moments were foothed by the confuling certainty, that the generous Netion who had given him an atylum knew alfo his value. Not only has the Government promised a particular protection to his family, but fome of the firth perfonages in the kingdom have propofed a voluntary fabscription for their fupport, and have fhewn hy what qualities a stranger can obtain the efleem and

* Mr. Burke used to say, that, when be read that work, he thought he had written it himself, fo confonant was it with all his fentiments.


intereft of Englishmen M. Mallet du Pan has left behind him a widow and five children. By the Revolution he loft his patrimony, all the fruits of his labours, all his perfonal property, his library, and a valuзbie collection of manufcripts; among which latter, was a work nearly finished, on the Political State of France and Europe before the Revolution. His remains were interred on the 15th at Richmond, attended by feveral very refpectable literary friends. II. At Twickenham, Mrs. Mierop. Philip Tomlinfon, gent. of Wirksworth, co. Derby.

At Market Harborough, co. Leicester, in his 78th year, Mr. Wartnaby, attorney.

At Homerton, co. Middlefex, aged 77, Thomas Davies, efq.

In his 75th year, Thomas Roberts, efq. of Powis place.

In Powis place, Charles Lewis, efq. In Upper Guilford-ftreet, James Monypenny, efq. of Maytham-hall, Kent.

12. At Hortham, Suffex, aged 59, Mrs. Humphrys.

At Hamburgh, in his 38th year, the Duke D'Aiguillon. He was about to return to France, with feveral other noble emigrants who had received the permillion of Bonaparte for that purpose.

13. At Chefter, in her 17th year, Mrs. Mary-Elizabeth Baynham, wife of Lieut. B of the 4th or King's own infantry, to whom she was married Aug. 1, 1799.

14. At his houfe in Kingfand-place, Mr. Peter Thornton, ftock-broker.

In Craven-street, Strand, after an illnefs of 4 days, Mis. O flow, wife of Arthur O. efq. barrister at law, and only daughter of Francis Eyre, efq. of Warkworth caftle, eo. Northampton, and Lady Mary Eyre.


Mr. Barrows, shop-keeper, of Flintham, near Newark. While eating his dinner at a friend's houfe in Newark, he fell from his chair, and expired immediately

Mrs. Ruskin, fen. of Exton, Rutland. She was very well in health on the 10th, in the evening of which day fhe endeavoured to return home from Oakham. She was obliged to flop at the public houfe in Burley, where the complained of a violent Pain in her head, and never af er spoke.

15. Suddenly, at Toddington, co. Bedford, Mr. John Potts, formerly an upholfterer in Kong-treet, Covent-garden.

At Gainsborough, on a vifit, Mr. Raven, a fubftantial farmer at Metheringham. At Hull, aged 99, Mrs. Cutstorth, rHA of the late Mr. C.

Suddenly, at Rotherham, co. York, Mrs. Mapplebeck, wife of Mr. M. painter. She was fitting at breakfast with a child on her knee, when finding herself unwell, the g ve the child to a fervant, and died instantly, James Smyth, eiq, of West Bradenham, Co. Norfolk.

At Ealing, Middlefox, Mrs. Vincent, wife of Robert V. efy.

In Park-lane, aged 69, of apoplexy, Mrs. Jane Freeland, of Ripies, Surrey.

Of a mortification, occafioned by a corndoctor having cut a tendour in his foot, Mr. Gromery, of Long-lane, Southwark.

16. Aged 71, the Rev. John Wood, rector of Milborne St. Andrew's, and formerly master of the, free grammar-fchool at Abbey Milton, co. Dorfet.

At his father's houfe at Exeter, of a pulmonary confumption, Sam. Codrington, efq, a barrister at law, of the Middle Temple. At Bath, aged 84, Jofeph Fowke, efg. Mr. George Carthorne,' partner în the houfe of Meirs. Hankey and Co.

In James street, Westminster, Mrs. Ayre ton, wife of Dr. A.

17. Mr. Richard Afkren, plumber and glazier, and one of the aldermen of Stamford, co. Lincoln, of which borough he ferved the office of mayor in 1793.

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Aged 28, Mr. Pren Baker, clock and watch-maker, of Newark, and a ferjeant of the Newark volunteer infantry.

In his 70th year, Rev. Jolin Houghton, father of the Rev. P. H. of Norwich.

Advanced in years, Mifs Anne Tooke, a maiden lady, of Cambridge.

At his houfe in Hill-treet, Berkeleyfquare, in confequence of a fall from his harfe when on a hunting-party, aged 41, Hugo Meynell, jun. efg of Quorndon, co, Leicester. He was born March 25,1759, and married, Aug. 2, 1782, Elizabeth, one of the daughters and coheireffes of the late Charles Viscount Irwin of the kingdom of Scotland, by whom he has left three fons and three daughters., In the beginning of April laft, from the ill state of his health, it was thought advife ble, to difpofe of Quorndon hail; which was accordingly fold, with abour 96 acres of land, including the pleasure grounds, for 16,000l. to the Earl of Sefron; who has alfo bought the foxhounds and kennels of that veteran sportsman the elder Mr. Meynell, the oldeft fox hunter in the kingdom, who has refided at Quorndon more than 47 years, and, having fince purchased a small boufe belonging to his houndfman, is going to build fome rooms to it at the back of the kennel, for an occation refidence during the hunting feafon. All the houses in Quoindon are at this time taken hy people of the first diftinction. A fmall boufe, with only a garden and itables, is let to Lord Foley and Sir Stephen Glyn for too guineas a year; another (mall houte to Sir Robert Lawley, bart at the fame ren; and another is taken by Lord Criven. Every houfe in the neighbourhood alfo that can be had is focured; and it is fuppofed that next winter it will be the largeft hung that has ever been at Quorndon; it being the fashion for all young men to join it.

18. In bis 72d year, Thomas Ellifon, efq. f Brentford Butts. His death was occafioned

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