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from those who conscientionsly enter til promoted to the rank of Brigadiertained sentiments different from his own. General. On the 1st of Jan. 1800, he re

Sir Charles Wale was three times ceived the brevet of Colonel ; and on the married; first, in 1793, to Louisa, third 20th of June 1804, was appointed Bri. daughter of the Rev. C. Sherrard, of gadier-General, and to command the Huntingdon; secondly, in 1803, to the Shropsbire brigade of yeomanry and vothird daughter of the Rev. W. Johnson, lunteers, from which he was removed to of Stockton-on-Tees; and, thirdly, in the Staff, at Norman Cross, the 24th of 1815, to Henrietta, daughter of the Rev. June 1806. He attained the rank of Thomas Brent, of Croscombe, co. So. Major-General the 25th of April 1808 ; merset. He has left 7 sons and 5 daugh. that of Lieut.-General the 4th of June ters; bis eldest son was a Fellow of St. 1813, and the full rank of General the John's college, Cambridge, whence he 22d of July 1830. obtained the rectory of Sunning-hill, near Windsor. His eldest daughter was mar MAJOR-GENERAL CLEMENT Hill. ried to Dr. Sherlock Willis, and his Jan. 20. At the Falls of Gairsoppa, second to M. B. Ffolkes, esq. son of in the province of Canara, aged 63, MajorSir W. B. Ffolkes, Bart. Two of his General Clement Hill, secondin command sons are following their father's pro at that presidency under the Governor fession in the Bengal Service, one in the Lt.-Gen. the Marquess of Tweeddale, Navy, and anotber at the Bar. His esti. commanding the Mysore division of the mable lady survives bim.

Madras army; and an Equerry to H.R.H.

the Duchess of Kent. GENERAL HENRY WILLIAMA.

Major-Gen. Hill was a younger brother Feb. 16. At Chalk-farm, Kent, in of the late General Lord Hill. He was his 80th year, General Henry Williams. born April 16, 1782, the sixth son of Sir

He entered the army as Ensign in the John Hill, Bart. M.P. for Shrewsbury, 13th Foot, the 25th Dec. 1778, and was by Mary, daughter and coheir of John made Lieutenant on the 16th of Feb. fol

Chambre, esq. lowing: In Nov. 1780 he sailed with He entered the army as an Ensign in his regiment for Barbadoes, and arrived the Royal Horse Guards, the 22d Aug. the 13th of January 1781. Three days 1805 ; became Lieutenant 6th March after he embarked on board the Alfred 1806; Captain, 4th April 1811; Major, man-of-war, with two companies to do 19th December of that year; Lieut.-Co. duty as marines, and debarked at the lonel, 30th Dec. 1813; Colonel, 21st taking of Eustatia the 3rd of the fol. June 1827; and Major-General, 10th lowing month. In August he embarked Jan. 1837. This gallant officer was a with the tank companies of the 13th, Peninsular and Waterloo man. Helanded for Antigua; and the 24th Jan, 1782, in Portugal in 1808, and served throughwas sent with bis corps to the relief of out the campaigns that followed, as aide. St. Kitt's, then attacked by a French de-camp to his brother, Lord Hill. He force under the Marquis de Bouillée. served also during the campaign of 1815. It was afterwards sent on board the Monta. He was slightly wounded at Oporto in gue man-of-war to do duty as marines, the passage of the Douro, and slightly at and there remained till March, 1782, the battle of Waterloo. He was unwhen the 13th disembarked at Antigua. married. Lieut. Williams returned to England in July 1782.

VICE-ADMIRAL WOLLASTON. The 31st of May 1788, he was appointed Feb. 19. At Bury St. Edmund's, in his Captain Lieutenant in his regiment; 78th year, Charles Wollaston, esq. Viceand the 5th of May 1789, obtained his Admiral of the Blue. company. In September of the latter Adm. Wollaston was the third son year, he again embarked for Barbadoes. of the Rev. Frederick Wollaston, LL.D. In March 1790, he returned to England. formerly Lecturer of St. James's, Bury, In Feb. 1792, he rejoined the regiment also Rector of Woolverstone in Sufat Kingston, Jamaica, and in December folk, and Peakirk in Northamptonshire, came home, from ill bealth. On the 8th a Prebendary of Peterborough, and one of May 1794, be succeeded to a Ma- of H. M. Chaplains, by his second jority in the 13th ; the 22nd of August wife, Priscilla Oitley. He entered the following was appointed Lieutenant-Colo Navy in the year 1781; was made a nel, by brevet; and subsequently raised Lieutenant in 1790; Commander, in the late 120th regiment. The 24th of 1796; Captain, Jan, 1, 1801; Rear-AdMay 1796, he was appointed Inspecting miral, August 1840; and Vice-Admiral Field Officer of the Salop recruiting dis of the Blue at the last promotion in Notrict, in which situation he continued un. vember 1841. He was Midshipman of

the Formidable in Rodney's actions, the late Lady John Russell, dowager Lady When Commander, he bad the Cruiser of Ribblesdale, who was the daughter of eighteen guns on the North Sea station, Thomas Lister, esq, of Armitage Park, where he captured six French privateers, by Mary Grove. carrying in the whole 68 guns and 282 Mr. Grove purchased Shenstone Park men. At the renewal of tbe war in 1803, of Lord Berwick in 1797. be was appointed to a command in the He was twice married : first, on the Sea Fencible service, between Blackwater 5th July 1792, to Caroline, third daughter and the Stour,

of the Very Rev. Baptist Proby, Dean of

Lichfield, and niece to John first Lord LIEUT.-COLONEL BATTERSBY, C.B. Carysfort, by which lady, who died in Dec. 18. At his residence, Listoke, 1800, he had issue two sons : 1. Edward Louth, Ireland, Lieut.-Colonel Francis Grove, esq. M.A. a barrister-at-law; Battersby, C.B.

2. Francis Grove, esg. Commander R.N. This officer entered the army as En who married, in 1825, Emily, only child of sign in the 8th Foot in 1796; was ap the late George Ure, esq. of the Hon. pointed Lieutenant 10th Aug. the same E.I.C. service, and secondly, in 1839, year ; Captain, 10th April 1801 ; Major, Mary, eldest daughter of the late William 11th May 1809; and Lieut.-Colonel in Roberts, esq. and has issue by both mar. the Glengary Fencibles 6th Feb. 1812. riages.

From July 1799 to Aug. 1800, he The late Mr. Grove married secondly, served in Minorca; in Egypt from May 9, 1809, Emilia, second surviving March to Nov. 1801 ; and was in the daughter of the late Sir Edmund Cradock actions of the 13th and 21st March, and Hartopp, Bart. and by that lady, who sur12th May of that year; at the investment vives him, he has left three other sons : and surrender of Alexandria ; and during a 3. the Rev. Edward Hartopp Grove, part of the period commanded his regi. M.A. Fellow of Brazenose college, Oxment. He embarked from Egypt for ford ; 4. Robert, an officer in the 90th Malta, and from thence went to Gib Regiment; and 5. Edmund-Sneyd, R.N.; raltar, where he remained until Aug. and two daughters, Marianne, and Matil1802, and was then placed on half-pay. da-Jane. In May 1803, he was restored to fullpay in the same corps--the 8th Foot. E. W.A. DRUMMOND HAY, ESQ. F.S.A. He served in the expedition of 1807 to March 1. In his 60ch year, Edward Copenhagen. In Jan. 1808, he embarked William Auriol Drummond Hay, Esq., for Nova Scotia, and in Dec. of that Consul-General in Morocco, principal year, sailed from Halifax to Martinique, clerk in the Lyon Office of Scotland, and where he had the honour of leading the F.S.A. Lond. and Scot. attack that carried the bridge on the Mr. Hay was born April 4, 1785, the morning of the 2nd Feb. 1809, and was eldest son of the Very Rev. Edward several times warmly engaged with his Auriol Drummond Hay, D.D., Dean of company.

He returned to Nova Scotia Bocking, fifth son of the Right Rev. in April, and was in the same month ap Robert Lord Arcbbishop of York, (and pointed Deputy - Quartermaster-General uncle of the present Earl of Kinnoull.) io the Army in that province.

by his first wife Miss Elizabeth Devisme. Lieut.-Colonel Battersby was many In the earlier part of his life_ Mr. Hay years on the half-pay of the Glengary held a commission in the 73rd Regiment, Fencibles. For bis services he was ap and served as Aide-de-camp to Majorpointed a Companion of the Bath. General Robertson, of Lude, who com

manded in the Eastern district, He was EDWARD GROVE, Esq. D.C.L. also at Waterloo. March 7. At Shenstone Park, near In 1822 he published a dissertation on Lichfield, in his 76th year, Edward a free-stone group of a Roman sphynx Grove, esq. D.C.L. a Deputy Lieu- discovered in the excavations for the tenant of Staffordshire, and for many foundation of the hospital at Colchester ; years an active magistrate for the counties a reply to wbich was given in our Maof Stafford and Warwick,

gazine for Feb. 1822, vol. xcii. i. 107. Mr, Grove was grandson of William Mr. Hay had been unwell for some Grove, esq. D.C.L., formerly M.P. for time, but not to a degree that excited in Coventry, and the eldest son of William his friends any apprebension of a fatal Grove, esq. D.C.L. of. Honiley, High termination--a result that may not unSheriff of Warwickshire in 1773, by Lucy, reasonably be traced to great mental exeldest daughter of Major Edward Sneyd, citement and physical exertion in bis youngest son of Ralpb Sneyd, esq. of negotiations for the settlement of poliBishton, co, Stafford, He was uncle to tical differences between France and the

state to which he was accredited. He well-digested account of a highly in' married Dec. 11, 1812, Louisa Margaret, teresting period." His · Dissertation only daughter of John Thomson, esq., by on the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper" whom he had issue, first, Edward Hay was considered by tbe late Dr. Vincent, Drummond, esq. President of Council in Dean of Westminster, one of the most the Virgin Islands, who married in 1838, masterly refutations of the Hoadlyan and has issuie; 2nd, Louisa, married Nov. scheme of it which had been publisbed. 26, 1838, to G. C. A. Norderling, esg.; The serioon on the Athanasian Creed 3rd, Thomas Robert, Lieut. 42d Royal was preached at a visitation of the ArchHighlanders ; 4th, Elizabeth Catharine, deacon of Worcester, at Worcester, and married, 1810, W. Greenwood Chapman, it has reached a fourth edition; in the esq., of Foot's Cray bill, Kent; 5th, leview of it in the Gentleman's Magazine Theodosia, married, 1814, Mons. P. Vic. it was remarked, that “this discourse, tor Maubousson, attached to the French like the other works of that erudite Consulate in Morocco.

scholar, is distinguished by forcible rea

soning, and ardent zeal for the truth." Rev. HENRY CARD, D.D. F.R.S. The last of his works that we shall

In our December Magazine, p. 651, refer to is the “ Dissertation on the Allwe gave a slight notice of this gentleman, tiquities of the Priory of Great Maltogether with a list of his works. Having vern," which appeared in 1831. This now been favoured with a fuller and more book was dedicated to H.R.H. the correct sketch of his life, we have much Duchess of Kent, and was written chiefly satisfaction in presenting it to our readers. with a view to obtain subscriptions to

Dr. Card was born at Egham, in wards the extensive repairs of the parish Surrey, on the 6th May, 1779. At the church which were then in progress, and age of ten he was removed from a private it was highly successful in its object. school at Woodford and placed under Dr. Dr. Card was elected Fellow of the Thompson at Kensington. Thence he Royal Society in 1820 ; Fellow of the went to Westminster school in 1792, and Society of Antiquaries in 1821 ; and in four years afterwards, baving reached 1839 an Honorary Member of the “ So. the sixth form, he entered at Pembroke ciété Française de Statistique UniverCollege, Oxford, where be carried the selle ;' he was also a Member of the reputation of possessing both solidity and Royal Society of Literature, and a Fellow quickness of parts. In October 1799 le of the Statistical Society: took his degree of B.A., in November On 24th May 1803 be was ordained 1805 that of M.A., and in June 1823 Deacon by Bishop North, and on 31st o! that of D.D.

same month, Priest by Bishop Fisher. A list of his works having appeared in His first preferment was the living of the former notice, it is unnecessary here Sassey and Wolferlow, in the county of to again enumerate them, a few remarks, Hereford, which he received in June however, with reference to them may 1812 from the late Sir T. E. Winnington, not be unacceptable.

His first per

Bart. In August 1812 he was appointed formance, when only in bis 24th year, Chaplain to the Dowager Viscountess was the “ History of the Revolution in Gage. In June 1815 he was presented Russia," the first edition of which ap. to the vicaruge of Great Malvern by E. peared in 1803, and was dedicated to T. Foley, esq. of Stoke Edith Park, and Lord Henry Petty (the present Marquess in June 1832, by the saine patron, to the of Lansdowne), his contemporary at vicarage of Dormington cui Bartestree, Westminster. Of this work, together co. Hereford. with that which appeared in 1804, " His. Great Malvern Church had been for torical Outlines of the Rise and Es. many years in a most dilapidated state, tablisbinent of the Papal Power," we but in 1812 and 1813 some repairs were may justly observe, that it is doubtful

made. Much, bowever, remained to be whether any two works, written at so done, when, "in a propitious hour, the early an age, show a greater degree of re Rev. Dr. Card was inducted to the searcb, more command of language, or vicarage, and that gentleman immediately stronger intellectual endowments than directed his attention to the repairs which these.

were still requisite;"* a new subscription “ The Reign of Charlemagne," &c. was then set on foot. A letter with recame out in 1807, and is thus spoken of ference to these repairs, dated 11th July,

the Monthly Review: " We must 1816, and signed “ An Old Visitor to allow that the performance shews its Malvern," which appeared in our vol. author to be a man of enlarged views and LXXXVI. ii. 35, states that Dr Card liberal sentiments," and again, “we are bebolden to him for a fuir, authentic, and * Neale's Account of Malvern Church.

had raised above 5001, in a very short were my anticipations disappointed. The time, without causing a single levy to sermon was excellent, intelligible to all, be made on the parish. In June 1826 the production of a scholar and a divine, Dr. Card was presented by the parishioners animated throughout by a piety equally and visitors with two salvers," as (ac- removed from austerity and compromise. cording to the translation from the Latin It were, indeed, devoutly to be wished inscription) a pledge of respect and that our great churches in general had affection well deserved alike on account officiating ministers like Dr. Card." of the restoration, by bis zeal and care, Such was his eloquence and his ability of a most venerable edifice, whence as to plead in behalf of charity, that by his much honor has accrued to religion, as first efforts in such a cause, in a sermon accommodation and advantage to the wor preached at St. John's Church, Margate, shippers of God; on account of his clear, in August 1812, for the benefit of the spirited, and eloquent exposition of the “ Sea Bathing Infirmary," he collected divine word ; and on account of the 1061. 8s. 6d. the largest sum ever reduties of pastor which have been most ceived on such an occasion for that insti. ably fulfilled by him during a space of ten tution, and this, notwithstanding all the years."

other churches and chapels in the Isle of In 1834 considerable repairs of a sub Thanet, were open for similar contristantial nature were done to the exterior butions on the same Sunday. At Great of the church, and the battleinents and Malvern he raised in this manner from pinnacles of the nave and porch were the year 1820 to 1810 the sum of 1,0241. restored, and at the same time the ac Dr. Card did not for some time precumulated soil to the depth of between vious to his death enjoy good health, but tjyo and three feet, was removed from he was not in such a state as to cause the foundations on the north side, which alarm in his family ; in the spring of 1844, were thoroughly renovated. In 1811 the however, it was thought advisable tliat he remainder of the exterior, the tower ex should seek charge of air, and, accord. cepted, was completely restored. During ingly in April he went to Ryde, from the time of his incumbency of Great which he derived much benefit, and after Malvern, he raised, by his individual ex. remaining there until the end of May, ertions about 3,0001. for church repairs he left on his return bome; it was on and restorations, besides about 4001. by going away from this place that he met church rates, which, through his in. with the accident which terminated in his fluence, were granted by the parish for death, It appears that owing to some ornamental works. Looking at all that mistake he went on board the wrong Dr. Card has done for Great Malyern steamer, and that on stepping from the Church, we may sately affirm that his boat which brought him back to the pier name will be handed down to posterity as be missed his foot and fell into the water, one of its greatest benefactors, and, by and also cut the shin of his left leg; the bis deeds, as there shewn in such bold accident, however, was thought of trifling characters, he has raised a monument to consequence, and, on his reaching Lon. his memory which will endure until the

dou, although it was considered advisable edifice itself sbull cease to be.

he should keep quiet, no apprehension He was also well qualified to discharge was entertained, and the wound appeared the duties of a minister in a place like to be going on well; after rern.aining there Great Malvern, where persons of the about three weeks he went home. Shortly highest rank were wont to resort during after his arrival at Malvern unfavourable the summer season. He was much ad. symptoms shewed themselves, which mired as a preacher as well as a render, were soon followed by mortification, and and possessed those qualifications of he grew rapidly worse, when his medical voice, manner, and impressiveness of attendants considered that the only chance delivery, which alike command in the which remained of saving his valuable pulpit and in the desk the attention of life was the amputation of the leg, which an auditory. The late Bishop Jebb, in a operation was performed on 26th June; letter to the late Countess Harcourt, all that could be done was, however, of writes that he saw Malvern Church no avail, for after lingering until the 4th

filled by a very large and attentive con August he finished his earthly career. gregation, and having altogether, more During nearly the whole of his long impressively than I have often witnessed, illness his sufferings were of the severest ihe appearance of what a church ought nature, and nothing could exceed the to be. * * * * My conclusion was, that fortitude with which they were borne, such a congregation must be well taught : nor ibe Christian spirit of resignation to nor, when Dr. Card ascended the pulpit, the divine will which supported bim

through bis trials. He was buried in the your liberal support. One of the most parish cburch on 12th August; the fol natural as well as the most amiable feel. lowing account of the funeral appeared in ings of the buman heart is to afford some the Worcester Herald :

tribute of respect to those in death whom “ The remains of the late Rev. Dr. we have loved and esteemed in life, and Card, Vicar of Great Malvern, were in. what tribute of respect can we conceive terred in the family vault in the abbey more acceptable to the spirit of him who church, on Monday morning last. In is now the common object of our regret, conformity to the wish of the lamented than the appropriation of some portion deceased, the solemnity was conducted in of our superfluous wealth to the support the most private and unostentatious of those institutions which were the unmanner. The body was carried to the ceasing objects of his fostering care, church by servants and others employed wbile still permitted to exercise bis sacred at the vicarage, and followed by Mr. functions amongst you. Whether means Henry Card, the Rev. Mr. Pillans, Mr. may be permitted to the spirits of just Bridge of Mathon Lodge, and another men made perfect in the world to come, gentleman, brotber-in-law we understand of knowing wbat is passing in the scenes of the deceased, as chief mourners, of their former piety and usefulness, bas Mr. Addison and Mr. West, surgeons, not indeed been revealed to us, but if and Messrs. Arcber and Fancourt, church. such knowledge be vouchsafed to them wardens. The pall was borne by the Rev. we may safely assert that it may afford A. B. Lechmere, Rector of Hanley joy even in Heaven to be assured that Castle, Rev. Mr. Custins, Rector of those institutions wbich had been the Colwall, Rev. Mr. Romney, of Maddres- objects of our unremitted care while on field, Rev. Mr. Philpotts, of Maddres. earth, have not been neglected in confield, Rev. Mr. Dean, of Colwall, and sequence of our removal to another world. Rev. Mr. Baumgarten, of Malvern. I call then confidently upon those who Several other clergymen of the vicinity, respect the memory of their departed and others staying at present in Malvern, minister to place upon his grave the accompanied the sad procession, and it tokens of respect wbich he will most was closed by a long train of the pa denriy value, by liberally contributing to rishioners of all classes."

the religious education of these his In order to testify the affectionate re children, so that they may become the gard in which bis memory is held by his children of the kingdom, as we humbly late parishioners, a sum of money has bope like him, exchanging a life of piety been raised in the parish to

on earth for one of uninterrupted bapobituary window in the churcb to his piness in the mansions of the blessed." memory.

Dr. Card married, first, on the 16th But not only in Malvern is his character Sept. 1799, Mary-Anne, daughter of the and worth held in high estimation. His late Philip Buckley, esq. of the Lawn, diocesan, the Bishop of Worcester, al. South Lambeth, Surrey, by whom be luded to him in a manner the most gratify. left no issue ; and, secondly, 6th June, ing to his family and friends, in a sermon 1809, Christian, second daughter of tbe for the benefit of the charity schools of late Joseph Fletcher, esq. of Great the parish, preached on 1st September in George Square, Liverpool, by wbom, Great Malvern Church ; the following who survives him, he has left issue two extract from it (kindly communicated to sons and three daughters, namely, lst, the writer of this sketch at his request) Henry.Benson, a senior clerk in the will be read with much interest.

secretary's department of the General “ With regard to them (the charity Post Office, London ; 2nd, Louisa-Jechildren), indeed, I cannot refrain from mima, married, 6th May, 1813, the Rev. pressing one point upon your considera. W. H. Pillans, Rector of Himley, co. tion, which I feel sure will bave no little Stafford ; 3rd, William John Boyle, a weight with those who are now lament Lieutenant in the Navy; 4th, Mary; 5th, ing the loss wbich this parish has sustained Frances Annabella. in the departure of their late respected minister. "That voice wbich not many Rev. WILLIAM WINTHROP, B.D. weeks since recommended the word of Feb. 16. The Rev. William Win. God by his eloquent preacinhg in this throp, B.D. of Sloane-street, Chelsea. splendid edifice, restored to its present He was one of the sons of Benjamin state of architectural beauty very much Winthrop, esq. a Director of the Bank of through his indefatigable exertions, is now England, who died in 1809. He was for. indeed mute, but how often was it raised merly a Fellow of St. John's college, to commend the care of these children to Cambridge, as was his elder brother,

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