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was found dead at the bottom of the staircase, in her house at Hammersmith. She staid up some time after her husband went to bed, and is supposed to have fallen backwards going up stairs. She was a lady of great accomplishments, and left a numerous offspring, as well as her afflicted husband, to deplore her premature and melancholy fate.
5. At Mr Macintosh's vintner, Writer's Court, Mrs Mary Eden, aged 45, relict of Mr Eden, sometime shipowner of the port of Dublin. This gentlewomen was the daughter of Mr England, a respectable wine-merchant in Dublin. After the death of her husband, and during the peace of Amiens, she disposed of her property with the intention of joining her brother, who was married and resided in France; but war having been proclaimed, she got no further than Gosport, where she remained till all her pecuniary means were spent. She then made application to be admitted one of the attendants in Haslar Hospital, and was appointed to take care of Mr James Macintosh, surgeon of his Majesty's ship Melampus, whom she accompanied to Scotland in 1805. From that period, to her death, she continued to reside with Mr Macintosh, where her conduct which will long be remembered, procured her the esteem and affection of every member of the family.
At Newton upon Ayr, Captain William Cuthbert, aged 58 years.
At Garnet Hill, the Rev. Andrew Mitchell, Pastor of the Associate Congregation, Beith, in the 72d year of his age, and 47th of his Ministry. Engaging in his manners, yet faithful in his administrations, he conciliated the love and respect, not only of the people of his own charge, but also of all descriptions of persons in that part of the country. By an appointment of Heaven, as rare as it was enviable, he continued, for the space of 42 years, to execute the various duties of his office, with laborious assiduity, and uninterrupted by almost any incidental indisposition. At length, feeling himself over
taken by a debility, from which he expected not to recover, he spent the last remains of his strength, in adressing a so-, lemn admonition to his people, and taking an affectionate farewell of them. After some years of suffering, he was permitted to sink gently down to rest. His character and ministry will be long remembered with affectionate respect by his people, and by those who knew him.
8. At Lanark at the advanced age of 100 years and 16 days, Mr William Hutton, a native, and many years one of the Magistrates of that burgh. It is unnecessary to remark, that Mr Hutton enjoyed a remarkably good state of health during the whole course of his long existence, which was distinguished, particularly for the last. sixty years, by the utmost temperance and regularity. What is very extraordinary in the history of this old man, in early life, he performed three voyages to the East, Indies, a climate proverbially fatal to Europeans, and more than 82 years have now passed since he visited that distant region. He retained all his faculties, hearing excepted, in great perfection, even to the period of his death, and particularly when recounting the affairs of other times, his memory seemed as fresh a few months. before his dissolution, as it was 50 years ago.
10. At Glasgow, Mr Robert Tannahill, teacher, aged 58, a man of strong mental powers, and univessal erudition. The hilarity of his disposition endeared him to the circle of his friends.
11. At London, after an indisposition of only a few days, in consequence of a cold lately caught, which brought on a brain fever, Lady Catherine Stewart, wife of General Stewart, now serving in Portugal; she was a lady of great beauty, and accomplished mind.
At Bath, Vice-Admiral Lumsdaine At Monmouth, after a short illness, Andrew Cherry, Esq. the respectable manager of the Swansea, Carmarthen, and other provincial theatres. Last month he cpened the theatre in the above town, and was received with every degree of respect due to his merit; but about a fortnight since he was seized with an indisposition, which confined him to his bed, and terminated his active life, in the 50th year of his age He was well known in the dramatic woria as the author of "The Soldier's Daughter,' "The Travellers," and other popular productions.
At Newton-Stewart, Mr Anthony M'Caa, aged 74.
ter of the late James Drummond, Esq. of Croftnappock.
Lately, Frederick Sparke, Esq. Major of the 51st regiment. This zealous and excellent officer served in the East and West Indies, Egypt, Corunna, Walcheren, and a great part of the present campaign in Spain and Portugal; the fatigues of which proved too much for his constitution, already impaired by his long services. He died at Castel Branco.
J. Purnell, Esq. merchant, Bristol. He had been looking over one of the houses now finishing in the Lower Crescent, Clifton; when, upon throwing up a. window in the attic storey to admire the prospect around, he lost his balance, was precipitated into the arca, and killed on the spot.
At Saltcoats, Janet Hendry, widow, aged 43 years. She was affected with a dropsy for seven years. In the course of the last six years and a half, she was tapped one hundred and fourteen times, the quantity of water discharged, amounting to seven thousand four hundred and twenty-four English pints, or three tons fourteen hundred and twentyfour pounds weight. As a mark of the strength of her constitution, she last sum-. mer walked on a visit to her friends upwards of seven miles, and next day had 79 pints of water taken off.