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HARBOUR OF ARDROSSAN.
improvement and prosperity of the counCHĘ harbour of Ardrossan, on the west try, on plans by Thomas Telford, Esq.
a engineer. William Blair, Esq. of Blair, for a canal which is to pass from thence thro!
Grand Master Mason, of the ancient moPaisley, to Glasgow, as well as the canal) ther lodge, Kilwinning, laid the Foundahas been brought forward entirely under
tion Stone of these works, on the 31st the patronage of the Earl of Eglinton. The day of July, 1806, and of the Æra of 31st of July was fixed on for the founda- Masonry, $806. May Almighty God, tion stone being laid, it being the birth-day
s the Grand Architect of the Universe, of Lord Montgomerie.' On the summit of bless and prosper the undestaking, and the rocks Lord Eglinton caused tents to be protect to the latest ages the name of erected, io one of which were tables for - Montgomerie." 300 persons; there was also an elegant fent for the reception of the Ladies.
The Earl of Eglinton addressed the com. The Free Masons of the ancient mother pany present in a very neat speech, in which lodge, Kilwinning, with their Grand Mas
his Lordship stated, " that though in the ter, William Blair of Blair, Esq. and a par
course of nature he could not expect to see ty of the Saltcoats volunteers, with the these works at the summit of their prosband of the Airshire rifle battalion, pro perity, he had no doubt that long after he ceeded from the town of Saltcoats, along the and many of those who had given aid to shore to Ardrossan. Before the procession the measure were gone, the country would arrived at the harbour, they were joined by reap the advantages of them, and estimate the Earl of Eglinton, ac ompanied by a
their true value." Thereafter a very imnumber of the most respectable Gentlemen pressive and suitable prayer was given, by of the county and neighbourhood, by Mr the Rev. Mr Duncan, minister of ArdrosTelford the engineer, &c. At the moment san, and immediately on a flag being hoistthe procession, amidst crowds of spectators, ed in the adjacent mason's shed, where the arrived at the pier, the Countess of Eglini from eight field pieces
, placed near the
stone had been prepared, a round was fired ton, attended by Lady Montgomerie, and above fifty Ladies of the first rank and dis. Castle, and returned from two of his Matinction in the county, appeared on the jesty's cutters which were stationed in the point of an entinence, near the old castle of Bay, with 21 guns. Ardrossan, which overlooks the bay. At,
Two tables, each i 20 feet long, were laid, three o'clock the principal foundation stone,' and upwards of 200 persons sat down to a at the point where the pier is connected splendid dinner, with choice wines, and with the shoxe, was laid by the Grand Mas. every fruit of the season, provided by the ter, with the usual solennities. In this Earl of Eglinton. After dinner several loystone were deposited, one bottle containing al and appropriate toasts were given. Acoins of his present Majesty; also another
hout seven o'clock, the Earl and his Counbottle, containing a list of the names of the tess proceeded to Eglinton Castle, where a subscribers, and the acts of Parliament un.
splendid ball concluded the evening ; ac der which it is to be executed.
Saltcoats also, various parties spent the eve
ning in dancing and festivity: INSCRIPTION
It must give great pleasure to every “ In the Reign of the most Gracious Save friend of his country to see, during a most
reign George III. the Right Hon. Hugh, expensive war, extensive works, of the
of the edifice was laid on the 26th August chair. Upwards of 500 persons sat down by James Brodie of Brodie, Esq. M.P and to table, among whom were the Earls of Provincial Grand Master Mason. It is an Haddington, Moray, and Dalhousie, Lords Octagon Tower, 24 feet in diameter, and Napier, Elibank, Dowie, and Elcho, Lord 75 in height, conformable to a plan furnish- President, and several of the Judges, and ed by Mr Charles Stewart, Architect a great number of Gentlemen of rank and at Darnaway Castle. lhe scite of the distinction from all quarters of the country. building is the summit of the Cloven Hills, The entertainment was in the highest stile in the immediate vicinity of Forres, com- of elegance, and was conducted with
demanding a view of the Murray Firth, and gree of regularity and good order; that did eight surrounding counties.
much credit to the six gentlemen who had
been previously appointed Stewards for LORD MELVILLE.
the occasion. Many loyal and appropriate In addition to the addresses voted by songs were given. The utmost harmony
tnasts were drink, and several excellent different bodies to Lord Melville on his
and joy prevailed till a late hour, when the acquittal (as given in our Mag. for July,) we insert the following from the highly
conipany broke up Near 600 tickets were
issued by the Stewards, at one guinea' and respectable Society of Writers to his
a half each. In the evening there was a Majesty's Signet, which was voted at a general meeting of the Society held in the drew's square.
brilliant display of fire-works in St. Ana Signet-hall on the 24th of June, on a divi. sion 120 against 38.
LEITH RACES.-Began on the 4th Au. ADDRESS.
gust. Monday, the City of Edinburgh's “MY LORD-Among the numerous con- purse of so guineas was won by Mr Lonsgratulations which you are now receiving, dale's grey horse at three heats, beating permit us, the Writers to his Majesty's three others. Tuesday, the King's purse Signet, to express our sincere joy at the of 100 guineaś was won by Mr 'Hodgson's issue of the solemn trial which you have grey niare Priscilla, beating two others. lately undergone.
Wednesday, Mr Hodgson's bay mare Lady " From our long and intimate knowledge Mary walked the course for a subscription of your Lordship's character for a period purse of 50 guineas. Tlursday, the Hunof nearly thirty years, during the great- ters' purse of so guineas was won by Mr
part of which you presided over Baird's mare by Toby, beating Mr Baillie's this Society, we were little afraid of the horse Toby, who unfortunately foundered result of an investigation which affected the third round of the second heat Fri your honour; and the decision of the High day, Mr Hodgson's bay mare Lady Mary Court of Parliament has proved that our again walked the course for the Ladies confidence was well founded.
purse of so guine'as. Saturday, a purse “ Considering the intimate connection for the beaten horses of the week was won which the Society now has with your Son, by Mr Best's bay mare Fairy, beating a. we cannot refrain from taking this
nother. There were several matches betunity of also congratulating your Lord- twist some officers of the rst dragoons, and ship, upon his manly and able conduct in some hack races, none of which, 'more the late trying situation in which he was than the principal races, afforded any sport. placed; and we sincerely hope, that both There were few equipages on the savds, your Lordship and he may long live to en- and seldom so thin an attendance of perjoy these honours, which, for your faith- sons of rank and fashion. ful services, our most gracious Sovereign On Saturday the 28th June, the Royal has been pleased to bestow upon you, Company of Archers shoe for the Edinburgh We have the honour to be, &c.
Silver Arrow, which was gained by Chas. Signed in name of, and by appointment Cunningham, Esq. And on Saturday the of the Society, by
12th Jály, the King's Prize was shot for Hugh WARRENDER." on Burntstield Links by the Royal Com
Det. Keeper, pany of Archers, and gained by John RusAddresses, in similar terms, have also sel, Esq. clerk to the signet. been voted to his Lordship by the Society The Silver Club, given by the City of of Solicitors at Law in Edinburgh; by the Edinburgh to the Hon. Society of Golfers, burghs of Dumfries, Lanark, Stirling, Had- was played for over leith Links on Saturdington, North Berwick, Kinghorn, and a day August 2. and won by James Scott, great many others.
clerk to the signet. On Friday June 27. a large company During the vio'ent thunder storm on the of Lord Melville's friends dined together gth of August, a pleasure boat overset off in the Assembly Rooms, Georg Street, Inchcolm, and Mr Crawfurd, son of the Edinburgh ; the Earl of Haddington in the late Capt. Crawfurd of Carronbank, and
four men belonging to Queensferry, were say, Esq. late of the Island of Birhaloes, all unfortunately lost. One of the bodies
now Sir James Ramsay, Bart. of 3.imiin, was cast ashore at Portobello, and another was, by the unanimous verdict of a respecnear Queensferry, some 'weeks after, both table Sury, consisting chiefly of Genulemen in a mucilated state.
of the law, served heir male to Sir Gilbert
Ramsay, first Baronet of Balmain:
Brougiton, Esq. deputy cashier of Excise, Col. Robert Anstruther is appointed to Miss Mary Wardrop, daughter of Janies conjunct Clerk of the Bills in Scotland, in Wardrop, Esq. late of Torbauhill. room of his father Sir Robert Anstruther - 30. At Edinburgh, Lieut. Col. H. Beck. of Balcaskie, Bart. who has resigned. with, assistant Adjutant General at Kilken
The counies of Caithness and Sutherland ny, to Miss Sophia Irving, youngest dauglia are now divided into separate sheriffdoms, ter of the late Lieut. Col. Irving, of the and James Trail Esq; is continued Sheriff- goth regiment. depute of Caithness, and George Cranston Yuty 21. At Cunninghamıhead, Ayrshire, Esq. advocate is appointed Sheriff depute of Lieut.-Col. Reid, of the East India. ComSutherland.
pany's service, to Miss Christina Snod. 'The King has presented the Rev. Ro- grass, eldest daughter of Neil Snodgrass bert Lunan to the church of Kinne tles, Esq. of Cunninghamıhead. vice the Rev. David Ferny, deceast. The 23. At Lambeth church, Col. Thornton Rev. T mas Brown to the church of of Thornville. royal in Yorkshire, to Miss Tongland, vi e Mr Robb, deceast. The E, Cawston of Munden, in Essex. Rev. Andrew Burns to the church of Glen
August 19. At Londoni, Major John ila, vice Mr Peat, deceast. And the Rey. Malcolm, of the Hon. East India ComDavid Inglis; to the church of Lochlee, pany's Bengal establishment, to Miss Elede yice Mr Perse, deceast.
nor Todd, of Darlington. The Rev., John Dick has been elected
22. At Brechin, the Rev. George Whit. minister of Rutherglen by the Town Coun- son, one of the ministers of Brechin, to cil, in room of Mr Forlong, deceast. Mi-s Mollison, daughter of the late Prue
John Græme, Esq. of Eskbank, has pre: vost Mollison of that place. sented the Rev. Robert Haldane to the 23. At Easingwold, w. Oglevý Frazer, Church of Drumelzier, vacant by the death Lieut. Royal Navy, to Miss Preston, daughof the Rev John Welsh.
ter of Wm. Preston, Esq. of the above place. June 24. The Senatus Acadenrieus of 27. At Castle Huntly, Perthshire, Lieut the University of Edinburgh conferred the Coi. Thomas Inglis, of the Edinburgh midegree of Doctor in Medicine on the fol. litia, to Miss Charlotte Elizabeth Ainslie, lowing Gentlemen, after the usual examina- second daughter of the late Sir Philip Aintions :
slie of Pilton. Of Scotland. --john Hastie, Andrew Hal.. 28. At Lennel House, Roxlurghshire, the liday, Alexander M'Donald, David Mar- Hon Gilbert Elliott, eldest son of the Right cin, and Wm. Thomson. From England Hon. Lord Minto, to Miss Mary Brydone, -Henry Herbert Sou: hey, John Thatcher, eldest daughter of Patrick Brydone, Esq. Wm Winstanley, and John B. Freer.- and grand-daughter of the late Principal From Ireland. George Clarke, John Mor- Robertson.
ison, James Brown, Matthew Quinlan, 28. At Edinburgh, Lieut. Henry Spry,
Craw, Esq. of Haddingtou.
29. At ditto, Capt. Macarthur, to Miss conferred the degree of Doctor in Medicine, Elisabeth Wemyss, daughter of David on the following gentlemen :
Wemyss, Esq. oi 94 Andrew's. From Virginia - John Wharton. From 30. At Bernard Bower, near Edinburgh, Geneva--Peter Marignac. From England Robert Gordon, Esq, younger of Edintore, -William Bealy, Richard Byam Dennison, writer to the signet, to Mrs Burnet, widow John Eyre, Jonathan Roger Stokes. From of Arch. Birnet, Esq late of Bengal Wales Wm. Mason. From Ireland Jere- . In Hertfordshire, George Frere Esq. miah Curtayne, Thomas Doxey, Henry of Lincoln's Inn, to Miss Grant, sister of Edgeworth, Patrick Fleming, Timothy Ke- John Peter Grant, Esq. of Rothiemurchus. fin, Samuel L'Estrange, James Ogilby. Of Sept. 1. At London, the Hon. George Scotland-- Robert Briggs, Archibald Camp. Herbert, son of the Earl of Czermai von, to bell, Alex. Gardier, and Robert M.Lean, Miss Head, daughter of the late Francis po the 234 June, at Edinr. James Ram. Head, Esq. of St Andrew's Hall, Norfolk.
Sept. 2. At Jedburgh, William Somerville, II. At Edinburgh, the Lady of Major
Mrs Falconer of Brightmony, a 3. At St Pancras, Lieut. George Rudall, daughter. of the South Devon militia, to Miss Louisa At Kelly, the Lady of the Hon. Ma. Dunbar, daughter of Sir George Dunbar jor Ramsay, a daughter. Bart.
13. At Ediaburgh, Mrs Paterson of CarAt Ballater, Thomas Burnett, Esq. pow, a son. Advocate in Aberdeen, to Miss Mary -. At Delvin House, Lady Muir Mac. Garden, daughter of the deceased Peter kenzie, a son. Garden, Esq. of Delgaty.
14. At Linlithgow, Mrs Liston, a daughAt Bath ,Peter Latouche, jun. M. P. for Leitrim, to the Hon. Miss Caroline 17. At Camis-Escan, Mrs Hamilton Maude, daughter of the late Lord Viscount. Dundas, younger of Duddingston. a son. Hawarden.
18. At Edinburgh, the Lady of the Hon. 11. At Edinburgh, James Skene, Esq. of Archibald ·M·Donald, a daughter. Rubislaw, to Miss Jane Forbes, daughter 23. At Airds, Mrs Livingston of Airds, of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo, Bart. a daughter.
13. At Coldstream, Ensign Aaron Reid, of 24. At Mamhead House, Devonshire, the the 2d battalion 72d Highlanders, to Miss Hon. Mrs Dundas of Arniston, Lady of the Elizabeth Douglas, daughter of Archibald Lord Chief Baron, a daughter. Douglas, Esq. of Adderstone.
15! Ai Danevale Park, Mr John M'Intyre, merchant in Glasgow, to Miss Eliza
DEATHS. Anna Ferrier, fourth daughter of Major. Feb. 4. On his passage from India, the General Ferrier of Bellside.
Hon. Col. Carleton, 25th light dragoons, 22. At Edinburgh, the Rev. Thos. Wil- eldest son of Gen. Lord Dorchester. liams, Horsham, Sussex, to Miss Graham Marcb, At Madras, Erskine Nimmo, Esq. Playfair, daughter of the late Mr James April 12. On the coast of Timor, Capa Playfair, architect, Russel Piace, London, Alexander Law, of the ship Greenwich
24 Of St Domingo, Mr William W. BIRTHS,
Houston, midshipman on board the Atlas, Yune 21. At Dallers house, Mrs Camp- son of the late Andrew Houston, Esq. of hell of Skerrington, a daughter.
Jordanhidl. -. At London, the Hon. Mrs Ferguson, May 19. At Jamaica, of the yellow fever, sis! er of Lord Duncan, a son and heir. Capt. Philip Armstrong of the royal artil
Aug. 23. At Edinburgh, Mrs Hawthorn lery, son of Dr Armstrong of Doncaster. of Castlewig, a son.
31. At St Vincent's, Crie Meek, Esq. 23. At Culter, Mrs William Wilson, of jure 1. At Grenada, the Hon. Aiex. Scott, Wilsonton, a son
a Member of his Majesty's Privy Council 23. At Southampton, Lady Charlotte for that colony. Howard, a son.
9. At Water Valley, Jamaica, Tho. -. At Dublin, the Countess of Belmore, mas Nasmyth, Esq. M. D. of Rhodes Hall. a daughter.
10. On board the Ann, Capt. ThomAt London, Viscountess Acheson, son, on the passage from Jamaica, Mr a son and heir.
Alexander Willis, fourth son of the late -. At Kirkdale, the Lady of Sir. Wil. Mr Robert Willis, Dunse. liam Loraine Bart. a son.
25. At his estate of Whitehall in JaLately, at Forres, Mrs Grant of Auchar. maica, George Napier Esq. one of the oldnick, a daugler.
est residents in Clarendon parish. Sept. I. At Edinburgh, the Lady of Ado 26. At Bristol, in the isth year of his miral Duddingston, a son.
age, John Paterson, Esq. of London, and 3. The Lady of Peter Miller, Esq. youn- of Carmacoup, in the couuty of Lanark ; ger of Dalswinton, a son.
one of the oldest merchants in the Canada 3. Mrs Hamilton, younger of Sundrum, trade. a son
At Jamaica, Mr Gillespie, surgeon 4. At Meggetland, near Edinburgh, Mrs of the Morne Fortunee sloop of war. Stewart, a son.
July 5. At Baltimore in Maryland, 4. At Barrock-house, the Lady of John James Somerville Esq. merchant, much la. Sinclair, Esq. of Barrock, a daughter. mented.
s. At Thorndon Hall, in Essex, Lady 17. At Nassau, Bahama, Mr Powell, sur Petre, of two sons; the youngest survived geon of his majesty's brig Port Mahon. only a few hours.
He died of his wound received in a duel ş At London, Lady Charlotte Gould, with Mr Conrade Coakley, who fell on the daughter.
July 17. At Jamaica, Capt. Sohn Seater, 16. At Hawick, Mr James Inglis, school of the Mediator frigate.
and post-master, in the 84th year of his 24.At Leith, suddenly, Mr Robert Jopp, age. merchant, much and justly regreted. 26. At London, Mr James Robson, an
31. At Lisbon, of a decline, Signor Lu- eminent bookseller. nardi, the celebrated aeronaut.
17. At Leith, Mrs Henson, widow of Lately, Alexander Drew, Esq. of Craig- John Henson, Esq. of Islington. encallie.
28. At Edinburgh, Mrs Carre, relict of Aug. 1. In Russia, Charles Gascoigne, the late John Carre, Esq. of Caverse, and Esq. formerly one of the original partners sister to the late Sir John Riddel of Ridof the Carron Company in Scotland. He del. was actual Counsellor of State to his In- 28. At Strachur-park, General John perial Majesty, and Knight of several or- Campbell of Strachur, Colonel of the 57th ders.
regiment of foot. Aug. 1. On board his Majesty's ship Sa- 29. At Stirling, Mrs Helen Glasford, turn, oft Cadiz, Lieut, James Flint, son of spouse of Mr Robert Carrick merchant the late Lieut. Col. Flint.
there. 8. At the Hotwells, Bristol, Patrick O'- At Dundee, Mr James Ballingall, Brien, the Irish giant. This extraordinary merchant. man, whose height exceeded eight feet, *. At the Countess Dowager of Erroll's, was born at Kinsale, in Ireland, and had in Queen Street, Edinburgh, aged 33, Lady long been the wonder of the age. He was Frances Hay, seventh daughter of the interred at the Catholic chapel in Trench- late James Earl of Errol.' She dropt down ard-street, Bristol. The stupendous coffin, suddenly in a fit while entering her bedfor this a remarkable personage, was in chamber after supper, and expired in a short length nine feet five inches; and five men time. got into it with ease, and had the lid placed Sept. 1. At Chelsea, Edward Nairne, upon its The brass-plate contained the fol Esq. F.R.S. in the 81st year of his age, lowing inscription : “ Patrick Cotter 0'- formerly optician to his Majesty, in Corne Brien, of Kinsale, Ireland, whose stature hill, London. was eight feet one inch. Died September At Edinburgh, Mrs Mary Gordon, 8, 1806, aged 46 years." There were widow of the deceased Mr Nathaniel Macemblems on it, denoting the deceased to kie, minister of Balmaclellan, and eldest have belonged to the Masonic Order of daughter of the late Alexander Gordon, Knights Templar.
Esq.of Carleton. 9. George Crawford, Esq.ouly surviving 3. At Dundee, Mrs Ann Graham, rechild of the late Captain David Crawford lict of the late Robert Fletcher of Ballinof Carronbank. He was unfortunately lost shoe, Esq. and daughter of the late Robert in a pleasure boat off Inchcolm in the Frith Graham of Fintray, Esq. of Forth, during the violent thunder storm 3. At Edinburgh, Mrs Agnes White, rein the afternoon of that day.
Tict of Mr David Murray, one of the De17. At Tunbridge Wells, Sophia, Coun.
pute Clerks of Session. tess of Mount Edgecumbe, third daughter 4 At Bruustane House, Mrs Anne Macand co-heiress of John Earl of Bucking- kenzie, spouse of Kenneth Mackenzie, Esq. hamshire.
writer to the signet. 17. At Liverpool, James Jackson, M.D. 5. At Hull, Miss Jane P. Bertram, only of Manchester, and son of Mr John Jack- daughter of Dr Bertram physician there. son, West Calder:
At Jersey, in the 95th year of his 18. At Burnbank, Charles Campbell, Esq. age, still possessing his faculties in a very of Leckuary, merchant in Glasgow. eminent degree, Charles Lampriere, Esq.
19. At Stirling, Mr James Millar, ar- of Rosel, many years Chief Magistrate of chitect, in the 38th year of his age.
that island. 20. At Hawick, Mrs Martha Ogilvie, At London, Lachlan Maclachlan, wife of Thomas Turnbull, Esq. of Fen- Esq. aged 44 years, late Lieut. "- Colonel wick.
of the roth regiment of foot. 22. At Perth, aged 23, Mr William Au- 9. At Edin. Mrs Isabella Mary Gor. gustus Demaria, Assistant Surgeon of the don, daughter of the late Col. George Gor67th regiment of foot.
don, of the Scots Brigade, and spouse of 23. At Worthing, suddenly, the Hon. W. Dr James Macneil of Stevenston. H. Bouverie, brother of the Earl of Radnor. 10. At Edinburgh, aged two years, WilHe married Lady Bridget Douglas, sister liam Dundas, second, son of Lieut. Gen. of the Earl of Morton.
Francis Dundas. 24. At Musselburgh, after a lingering 10. At Plymouth, Mr Thomas Maitland, illness, Mrs Elizabeth Whyte, spouse of eldest son of Capt. F. L. Maitland, of the Mr John Grant, merchant in Leith.