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At the National Scotch Church, London, the Rev. Wm. Cameron, Minister of Lochbroom, Ross-shire, to Martha-Issbella, elder dau. of the late Rev. Alexander Cameron, Minister Edderton, Ross-shire. At Tatterford, the Rev. Wm. Back-Daniel, M.A. to Anne-Chad, dau. of the Hon. and Rev. Adolphus Augustus Turnour.—In Holy Trinity, Gray’s-inn, John Charles Moor, esq. Lieut. late of the Hon. Fast_India Company’s Civil Service, to Harriet-Esther, youngest dau. of the late Nathaniel Taylor, esq. of Cornard, Suffolk. Lately. At South Molton, Devon, R. Jennings Cross, esq. late of the Middle Temple, to Lucy, u. of John G. Pearse, esq. At St. George’s, Hanover-square, William Jenkins, esq. of Her Majesty's flock. yard, Woolwich, to Louisa-Sophia, second dau. of the late Hon. Sir William Oldmall Russell, Chief Justice of Bengal. At St. Martin’s Church, Col. Louis Theodore Frederick Léon Belin, only son of the late Gen. Belin, to Henrietta-Newport, eldest dau. of the late Capt. Tinley, 3d Royal Veteran Battalion. Not. 2. At Paddington, the Rev. William Frederic Wingfield, M.A., of Christ Church College, Oxford, second son of the late John Wingfield, D D., Prebendary of Worcester Cathedral, to Charlotte, second dau. of George Nicholls, esq. of Hyde Park.jot Brighton, John Welch, esq. of the Inner Temple, eldest son of the late John Welch, esq. of Lancaster, to Henrietta-Hele-Fowell, eldest dau. of Richard Sprye, esq. of Chesham-pl. London, and grand-dau. of the Rev. John Sprye, Vicar of Ugborough. 5. At North Barsham, Norfolk, Charles Richard Nelson, jun., esq. Sompting, Sussex, eldest son of C. R. Nelson, esq. London, to Elizabeth. youngest dau. of E. F. Leeds, esq. of the former place.—At Winkleigh, Robert George Luxton, esq. of Winkleigh, to Amelia, only surviving dau. of the late C. Luxton, esq. of the same place.—At Brighton, the Rev. J. L. Roberts, M.A., of New Inn Hall, Oxford, to Mary-Augusta, youngest dau. of the Rev. George Proctor; D.D., of Kemp Town. —At Norwich, W. ii. Miller esq. M.A., Professor of Mineralogy in the University of Cambridge, to Harriet-Susan, second dau. of the late V. Minty, esq. of the Ordnance Civil Service. 6. At Whitestone, William Lambert, esq. of the Close, Exeter, to Emmeline-Mary, second Jau. of the Rev. &. Cole, of Hurston. 7. At Highworth, Wilts, Geo. Fred. Crowdy, esq. of Farringdon, Berks, to Maria-Kate, oùngest dau. of James, Crowdy, esq. of the oriner place.—At Dublin, Joliffe Tuffnell, esq. 3d Drag Gds., younger son of the late Col. Tufnell, of Bath, to Henrietta, relict of the late Robt. Fannin, esq. of Dublin, and only dau. of Croastiaile Molony, esq. co. Clare.—At Cheveley, John Fairlie, esq. of Cheveley Park, to Mary, eldest dau. of William Parr Isaacson, esq. of Newmarket.—At Stanton, Suffolk, John Ray, esq. second son of Walter Ray, esq. of Tostock, in the same county, to Julia, dau. of the Rev. George Bidwell, Rector of Stanton.—At Monkstown, near Dublin, Rich. Pater, esq., to Lucinda, dau. of , the late Richard Milliken, esq. At Paris, Major Henry Arthur O’Neill, to Emma-Charlotte, third dau. of Robert Sympson, esq. 8. At Hatherleigh, co. Devon, the Rev. Francis E. B. Cole, Curate of the same place, to Miss Elizabeth Field, third dau. of the Rev. Samuel Field, Vicar of Hatherleigh.--At Northfleet, Kent, Horatio, fourth som of the Rev. William Pace, M.A., Capt. Madras Army, to Jobina, third dau. of Wm. H. Styles, esq. of New House Farm, Northfleet. 9. At Trinity Church, Southwark, Robert John Thomas Bearcroft, son of the late
William Robert Bearcroft, esq. and second grandson of the late Edward Bearcroft, Chief Justice of the county, palatine of Chester, to Elizabeth-Jane, only dau. of Edward Butler Taylor, esq. late of Barbadoes.—At Byfleet, Surrey, Angus Duncan, esq. of Reading, Berks, to Charlotte-Maria, widow of Chas. Šhuttie! worth, esq. of the Grange, Great Bowden, Leicestershire. 11. At Binfield, the residence of Gerald Fitzgerald, esq. having been previously married according to the rites of the Roman Catholic Church, Ellis Cunliffe Lister Kay, esq. of Manningham Hall and Farfield Hall, Yorksh., to Eliza, widow of the late Geo. Mellefont, esq. and dau. of the late Baroness Talbot de Malahide.—At Stroud, John Michael Butt, esq. of Kingsholm, near Gloucester, to Isabeila-Elizabeth, youngest surviving dau. of John Pierce Brisley, esq. of Stroud.—At Antwerp, John Christian Bowring, esq. of Guadalupe-y-Calvo, in Mexico, to Jeanna, eldest dau. of Adolphus Hay, esq. of Antwerp. 12. At Brighton, William-Henry, only son of William Bonsey, esq. of Belle Vue, Slough, to Mary-Caroline, eldest dau. of M. G. Price, esq. of Brighton.—At Areley King's, Walter Hemming, esq. of Bentley Lodge, youngest son of William Hemming, esq. of Fox Lydiate House, to Fanny, eldest dau. of the late Wm. Lea, esq. of Areley House, in the county of Worcester. At Marylebone, Hugh, onl son of Hugh 1)avies, esq. of Maesoamed p Merionethshire, to Mary, second dau. of the late Walter Clerk, esq. of East Bergholt House, Suffolk.-At Reading, Archdeacon Hare, to Jane-Esther, dau. of the Rev. Michael Maurice.—At Awre, Gloucestersh. Thos. Smith, esq., of Worcester, to Anne-Wade, youngest surviving dau. of the late John Wait, esq. of New House, near Newnham.—At Frant Sussex, the Rev. Alfred Litt Winter, M.A. of Caulfield, Bedfordshire, to Matilda-Mary, youngest dau. of the late William Smith, esq. of Fairy Hall, near Eltham, Kent. 13. At Battersea, the Rev. George Ferris Whidborne, Incumbent of Charles chapel, Plymouth, to Rosa, fourth dau. of the late James Lucas, esq. of Loampit-hill, Deptford. —At Lynn, the Rev. Henry Hill, M.A. assistant curate of Snettisham, and second son of James Heydock Hill, esq. of Mansfield-st. London, to Dorothea-Everard, eldest dau. of Frederick Lane, esq. of Lynn.-At Tissington, the Rev. Godfrey H. Arkwright, third son of Robert Arkwright, esq. of Sutton Hall, to Frances Rafella Fitzherbert, fourth dau. of Sir H. Fitzherbert, Bart. of Tissington Hall, co. of Derby.—At St. James's Church, S. F. De Saumarez, esq. Capt. 74th Regt., to Charlotte, youngest dau. of the late Hiram Frazer, esq. Lieut. R.N. 14. At North Fitzwarren, the Rev. Richard Burridge, of Langford Budville, to Yo: second dau. of the late john Haddon's rner, esq. of Way House, near Taunton. At Chelsea, Charles Sterkey, esq., to Mary-Anne, eldest dau. of the late Samuel Bawtree, esq. of Whitehall, Colchester.—At Leighton, Samson S. Lloyd, of Birmingham, banker, to Emma, third dau. of the late Samuel Reeve, esq. of o House, Leighton Buzzard. —At Halifax, the Rev. Wm. Smith, M.A., of Trinity o Cambridge, to Helen-Elizabeti, dau. of John Rawson, esq., of Stoney Royā, near Halifax. —At Holloway, near London, Major Jackson, 3rd West India Regt. to Anne, youngest dau. of the late Thomas Shackels, esq. of Hull, shipowner. Portsmouth, Edward Čiod, esq. eldest son of the late Sir Hardinge Gifford, and brotherin-law to Sir W. W. Follett, to Rose, eldest dau; of William Pennell, esq. and niece to the Right Hon. J. W. Croker,
The PRINCEss Sophia MATILDA of Gloucest ER. Nov. 29. At her official residence at Blackheath, aged seventy-one years and six months (to a day), her Royal Highness the Princess Sophia Matilda of Gloucester, Ranger of Greenwich Park. She was born at Gloucester house on the 29th May 1773, the eldest child (and only surviving daughter) of Prince William-Henry Duke of Gloucester, (brother to King George the Third,) by Maria, Countess Dowager of Waldegrave, widow of James second Earl of Waldegrave, K.G. and daughter of the Hon. Sir Edward Walpole, K.B. second son of the first Earl of Orford. The King not having countenanced the marriage of his brother, the infant was privately baptized by Dr. Moss, Bishop of St. David's, on the 26th June, the Princess Amelia in person, and the Duke and Duchess of Cumberland, being sponsors. Her Royal Highness for many years past has resided alternately in Curzon-street, May Fair, and at Blackheath; the latter residence was assigned to her as Ranger of Greenwich Park, in addition to which her Royal Highness also enjoyed a grant of £7,000 a year. The unostentatious and unfailing charities which were so liberally and bountifully dispersed by her Royal Highness will cause her loss to be severely felt by the poor. On all occasions of a public nature, whether a church was to be built or a school founded, her Royal Highness was always first to contribute her subscription on a most liberal scale. She was an annual subscriber to every local charity. A year before her demise her Royal Highness placed in the hands of the Vicar of Greenwich (the Rev. W. A. Soames) 100l., to be invested for the Jubilee Alms-houses, and 100l. for the Blue Coat Girls' School; but her liberality was chiefly felt in acts of private charity, which were dispensed with a most judicious discrimination. The executors named in the will of her Royal Highness are George Bankes, Esq. M. P. for Dorset, and the Hon. and Rev. Henry Legge, Vicar of Lewisham; and the Executrixes Lady Alicia Gordon and Miss Cotes. Her Royal Highness had been in a declining state of health for nearly two years. On Thursday Nov. 28, she took an airing in her carriage, and on Friday morning, after a restless night, she rang the bell for her attendant, and desired pen, ink, and paper to be brought to her bedside, when she penned a note to her medi
cal attendant, Mr. Wattsford, of Crooms Hill, Greenwich, dated “ Blackheath, Friday morning, nine o'clock,” commanding his earliest attention. That gentleman immediately went, and found his Royal patient labouring under considerable oppression of the chest, and at her request administered a soothing draught, which afforded instant relief. She then expressed a wish to be left alone, as she hoped to obtain some repose. Mr. W. returned home soon after ten o'clock, but in a few minutes after a messenger came, and announced great fear of her Royal Highness surviving until his return. Mr. W. returned with the messenger, and found that her Royal Highness had just breathed her last, and, as he understood, without a sigh. The remains of her late Royal Highness lay in state at the Ranger's house, Blackheath, attended by ladies and others of her late Royal Highness's household, during Monday the 9th December. The public were admitted from twelve o'clock at noon till four o'clock in the afternoon. A guard of honour, from the 2d battalion of Coldstream Guards, mounted in front of the house, at half past eleven A.M. and remained on duty till four o'clock in the afternoon. On the following day, at twelve o'clock at noon, the same guard of honour mounted in front of the Ranger's house; and at a quarter before one o'clock p.m. the remains of her late Royal Highness, escorted by a detachment of the 1st Life Guards, were removed for private interment in the Choir of the |. Chapel of Saint George at Windsor, in the following order: Four of the Queen's Marshalmen on foot; Charity School Children; Tradespeople of her late Royal Highness; The High Constable of Greenwich; Governors of the Parish; Overseers of the Poor; Churchwardens, Curates, and the Vicar of Greenwich. (The Parochial Authorities and others filed off at Deptford-bridge, the boundary of the parish.) A Mourning Coach, drawn by four horses, conveying the Pages and Dressers of her late Royal Highness. The Carriage of her late Royal Highness, drawn by six horses, the nine servants in deep mourning, conveying her Coronet, attended by Sir Archibald Murray, Bart.
THE HEARSE, drawn by eight horses, decorated with escocheons of her late Royal Highness's arms. A Mourning Coach, drawn by six horses, conveying the Executors and Executrixes named in the will of her late Royal Highness. A Mourning Coach, drawn by six horses, conveying the Medical Attendant of her late Royal Highness. A Mourning Coach, drawn by six horses, conveying Edward M. Browell and George M. Bainbridge, Esqrs. officers of the Lord Chamberlain of Her }*. household. The Carriage of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Gloucester, drawn by six horses. Upon arriving at the terminus of the Great Western Railway at Paddington, atten minutes before five o'clock p.m., the body was received by a guard of honour from the 2d Battalion of Coldstream Guards, when the escort retired. The guard of honour remained on duty till the departure of the special train conveying the remains, at a quarter before six o'clock. Upon arriving at Slough, at a quarter before seven p.m. the body was received by a guard of honour from the 1st battalion of Scots Fusilier (Huards : and, at a quarter past seven o'clock the procession moved, in the following order, to Windsor Castle, the Body being escorted by a detachment of the Royal Horse Guards, every man bearing a flambeau: Four of the Queen's Marshalmen.
Eight of the Queen's Grooms, in state livery, bearing flambeaux. The Mourning Coaches, the Carriage of her late Royal Highness, and the Hearse, in the same order in which they proceeded from Blackheath to Paddington. The Carriage of the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, drawn by six horses, the twelve servants in state livery. The Carriages of Her Majesty the Queen Dowager, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duchess of Gloucester, the Princess Sophia, and the Duchess of Kent, each drawn by six horses, and the servants in state livery. Upon arrival at Windsor Castle, at twenty minutes past eight o'clock, the escort filed off, the carriages of the Royal Family proceeding up the Castle-hill; and from the Castle-gate the procession was flanked by the 1st Battalion of Scots Fusilier Guards, every man bearing a flambeau, to the entrance of St. George's Chapel, where the Body was received by a guard of honour, the regimental band playing the “Dead March '' in Saul as the procession passed from the gate to the Chapel ; and the Marshalmen and Grooms filed off without the door. At the entrance of Saint George's Chapel, the Dean and Canons, attended by the Choir, received the Body, and the procession, having been previously formed, moved down the south aisle, up the nave, into the choir, in the following order:—
Gentleman Usher to the Queen,
The Lord Chamberlain of Her §§ Household, Lt.-Col. Sir T. N. Harris. the Earl De La Warr.
Gentleman Usher to the Queen, Sir William Martins.
The Coronet of Her late Royal Highness, upon a black velvet cushion, borne by
The Executors and Executrixes named in the Will of Her late Royal Highness,
Lady Alicia Gordon,
followed by Lady Georgina Bathurst, Lady Caroline Murray, Miss Vyse, of the Household of H.R.H. the Duchess of Gloucester; Lady Fanny Howard, of the Household of H.R.H. the Duchess of Kent; Sir John Morillyon Wilson, Knt., of the Household of the Queen Dowager; Baron Knesebeck, of the Household of H. R.H. the Duke of Cambridge; Capt. the Hon. G. A. F. Liddell, of the Household of H.R.H. the Duchess of Gloucester; Colonel Sir George Couper, Bart., of the Household of H.R.H.. the Duchess of Kent; Lord Wrottesley; Captain Fead, R.N. ; the Hon. Major Legge; Capt. the Hon. William Waldegrave, R.N. ; the Reverend Charles Grey Cotes, and the Hon. and Rev. Charles Leslie Courtenay, who had been invited to attend the solemnity. Mrs. Powell and Miss Cavanagh, the Dressers of Her late Royal Highness, closed the procession.
Upon arrival within the choir, the procession advanced near to the altar, when the body was placed upon tressels (the feet towards the altar), and the coronet and cushion laid thereon. The Chief Mourner sat at the head of the corpse; the supporters on each side; the supporters of the pall near the body; the Lord Chamberlain stood at the feet of the corpse; and others of the procession were conducted to their several places. His Royal Highness Prince Albert was present in his stall during the ceremony, attended by the Groom of the Stole to His Royal Highness, the Marquess of Exeter, K.G. and by Major-Gen. Sir Edward Bowater, K.C. H. Equerry to His Royal Highness.
The part of the service before the interment and the Anthem having been performed, the corpse was deposited in the vault near the Sovereign's stall; and the Dean having concluded the burial service, Garter Principal King of Arms proclaimed, near the grave, her late Royal Highness's style, as follows:–
“Thus it has pleased Almighty God to take out of this transitory life, unto His Divine Mercy, the late Most Illustrious Princess Sophia-Matilda, daughter of the late Most High, Most Mighty, and Illustrious Prince William Henry Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, Earl of Connaught, and Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Cousin of Her Most Excellent Majesty Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, whom God bless and preserve with long life, health, and honour, and all worldly happiness.”
After which his Royal Highness Prince Albert, attended by the Groom of the Stole and Equerry in Waiting to His Royal Highness, was conducted out of the Chapel by the Lord Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household; and the other persons composing the procession also retired,
The Countess of BERKELEY. Oct. 30. At Cranford House, Middlesex, aged 77, the Right Hon. Mary Countess of Berkeley. This lady, if not especially remarkable for her personal qualities, is memorable for having been the means of diverting, or rather of placing in abeyance, the dignities of one of the most ancient families of the peerage. She was one of the three daughters of Mr. William Cole, a publican and butcher at Wooton, near Berkeley, after whose death in 1782 or 1783 she came to London, and was in the service of Lady Talbot, and afterwards in that of Mrs. Foote, at Boughton Malherbe, in Kent. In the year 1784 the Earl of Berkeley became acquainted with her at Gloucester, and she was soon after domiciled with him at Berkeley castle, where she subsequently maintained her footing undisturbed, and became the mother of a very numerous family. She usually went by the name of Miss Tudor, that name being also assumed by her brother William Cole, for whom the Earl procured the place of an Assistant Commissary at Maidstone. . On the 16th May, 1796, the Earl of Berkeley, styled in the parish register “a bachelor,” and Mary Cole, styled “a spinster,” were married in the parish church of Lambeth, very privately, in the !. of “William Tudor,” the lady's rother, and the Rev. Caleb Carrington. The Earl died on the 8th Aug. IS10, leaving Berkeley castle and the principai estates of the family to his eldest son, the present Earl Fitzhardinge, who the fol. lowing year claimed the dignities of the Earl of Berkeley, Viscount Dursley, and Baron Berkeley. The first sitting of the Lords' Committee of Privileges took place on Monday March 4, 181 I. The examinations commenced with that of the lady herself, who swore that she had been first married to the late Earl of Berkeley on the 30th of March, 1785, in the parish church of Berkeley. The registry of this alleged marriage was subsequently pro
duced, but the Marquess of Buckingham, and others, declared their belief that, with the exceptions of the signatures of Mary Cole and William Tudor,” it was entirely in the hand-writing of the Earl of Berkeley himself. A fac-simile is given in the Minutes of Evidence, and in a Narrative relative to the Claim, published in 8vo. 1811. On the 1st July, 1811, the House of Lords came to a decision that the alleged marriage of 1785 had not been proved. The children born before the marriage of 1796 were, including one son and two daughters who died in infancy, seven in number ; 1. the Right Hon. WilliamFitzhardinge, formerly well known as Colonel Berkeley, and created by the Whigs Baron Segrave in 1831, and Earl Fitzhardinge in 1841; 2. Capt. Maurice Frederick Fitzhardinge Berkeley, R.N., C.B., and M.P. for Gloucester; 3. Augustus-Fitzhardinge; (4, 5, and 6, Maria, Francis-Ducie, and Henrietta, who died young;) 7. Francis Henry Fitzhardinge Berkeley, M.P. for Bristol. After the marriage of 1796 were born, 8. the Hon. Thomas-Morton-Fitzhardinge (who by the decision of the House of Lords would have been Earl of Berkeley, but does not assume the title); 9., the Hon. George Charles Grantley Fitzhardinge Berkeley,
* The other witness, “Richard Barns,” whose supposed mark was added, was a name that no one had ever heard of. Though numbered 74, the entry did not occur in its right place, but at the end of the book, and there was another No. 74.
+ The Earl of Berkeley's motive for his conduct, it may be said, is obvious, but the following anecdote is interesting. Once he said to the Rev. Mr. Chapeau, “Oh dear Chapeau, I am very lowspirited and very unhappy. I knew an old friend of mine, by the name of Smith, who was a son of the Duke of Dorset born out of wedlock, and that man was my schoolfellow, and a man I loved exceedingly, and whenever I think of him I am always unhappy. I attended him all through his illness. He drank himself to death, because he was disappointed in the title.” And he added, “Believe me, my children shall never experience such cursed villainy through my means.” This Smith lies with the Sackvilles in their vault at Withyam, in Sussex, and his coffin bears the following inscription: “Wm. Smith, Captain of her Majesty's Dragoon Guards, died Octr 12, 1772, aged 28 years.” (Collectanea Topog. et Geneal. vol. iii. p. 301.) He was the son of Lord John Sackville, and elder brother to John Frederick the third Duke of Dorset,
M.P. for West Gloucestershire; 10. Lady Mary Henrietta Fitzhardinge Berkeley, who is unmarried, and has been resident with her brother at Cranford; 11. Lady Caroline Fitzhardinge, married in 1829 to James Maxse, esq.; 12. the Hon. Craven Fitzhardinge Berkeley, M. P. for Cheltenham ; and 13. Lady Emily Elizabeth, married in 1839 to Sydney Augustus Capel, esq. Lieut. 12th Lancers. Of the sons, the second and third (born before the marriage of 1796,) have both married, and have sons. The sixth and youngest have also married, and the former (George) has two sons. On this branch of the family it may be presumed the ancient Earldom and other dignities will eventually devolve, unless Mr. Morton Berkeley (really the present Earl Berkeley) shall choose to marry, and should have sons. He has lately resided at Cranford with his mother; but that estate is now said to be left to his eldest brother. The body of the Countess of Berkeley was interred at Cranford, which has been the customary place of sepulture of the latter generations of the family.
The EARL of LIMERIck.
Dec. 7. At his seat, South. hill Park, near Bracknell, Berkshire, in his 87th year, the Right Hon. Edmond Henry Pery, Earl of Limerick, Viscount Limerick, and Baron Glentworth, of Mallow, co. Cork, in the peerage of Ireland; and Baron Foxford of Stackpole Court, co. Clare, in the peerage of the United Kingdom; a Representative Peer and a Privy Councillor of Ireland, and Member of the Royal Irish Academy.
His Lordship was born Jan. 8, 1758, the o son of the Rt. Hon. and Rt. Rev. William-Cecil first Lord Glentworth, Lord Bishop of Limerick, by his first wife Jane, eldest daughter of John Minchen Walcot, esq. of Croagh. He entered upon life as a zealous supporter of the English government, and in consequence was in 1795 rewarded with the place of Keeper of the Signet and Privy Seal of Ireland ; and in 1797 with that of Clerk of the Crown and Hanaper, for the subsequent abolishment of which his Lordship enjoyed until his death a pension of 8461. He succeeded to the title of Baron on the death of his father, July 4, 1794; was created Viscount Limerick by atent dated Dec. 27, 1800; Earl of imerick by patent dated Feb. 11, 1803, and Baron Foxford, by patent dated Aug. 11, 1815. He was also elected one of the twenty-eight original Representative Peers of Ireland selected at the Union,