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On Saturday, the 12th instant, at the vicarage, Appleby, the Lady of the Rev. Joseph MILNER, vicar, of a son.


At Villa Victoria, near Castle Mona, Isle of Man, the Lady of Major COLOMB, of a son.


On Wednesday week, in Stafford House, London, the Duchess of Sutherland, Mistress of the Robes to her Majesty, of a daughter. The Duke and Duchess have now six children, two sons and four daughters.


The Princess of Capua was safely delivered of a daughter on Tuesday morning, at her apartments at Mivart's Hotel. It is understood that the infant princess will, when baptised, receive the name of Penelope BOURBON DE CAPUA.




At Wetheral, on Wednesday last, by the Rev. E. STANGER, Mr. John Richardson, of Linstock Castle, near this city, to Jane, second daughter of Mr. Geo. GRAHAM, of Wetheral.


At Gretna, on the 6th ult., Mr. LEITH, to Jane, only daughter of the late J. M'PHERSON, Esq., near Banff.


On the evening of Sunday, the 20th May, at Gretna Hall, Scotland, James BAKEWELL, Esq., of Manchester, to Louisa Caroline, only surviving daughter of the late Thomas WHITEHEAD, Esq., of Mountsorrel, Leicestershire.


On the 17th instant, at the parish church, Kendal, by the Rev. John HUDSON, M.A., vicar, John SIMPSON, Esq., manager of the Whitehaven Joint Stock Company's Branch Bank, at Penrith, to Agnes, eldest daughter of R. BRANTHWAITE, Esq., of Kendal.


At Bridekirk, on the 10th instant, by the Rev. H. A. HERVEY, Mr. George BURTON, of Tallentire, to Mrs. Dinah BARNES, of the same place.


At Crosthwaite Church, Keswick, on Saturday last, Mr. Daniel BRIGGS, of Bassenthwaite, to Miss Mary SWINBURN, formerly of Bothel.

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On Monday last, 21st inst., at the house of her sister, Mrs. Sarah HUNTINGTON, Old Queen's Head, St. Alban's Row, Miss Elizabeth WILSON, aged 43 years.


In John Street, Caldewgate, on Saturday last, Mr. Hugh MITCHELL, aged 45 years; his remains were followed to the grave by the brethren of the Operative Lodge of Dumfries,—he was justly respected for uprightness of character, and kind and friendly manners to all.


In King Street, Botchergate, on Tuesday last, Mr. Joseph TOPPIN, late chorister and lay canon of Carlisle Cathedral, aged 90 years.


In John Street, Caldewgate, since our last, Thomas BEATIE, aged 30 years.


At Scotby, on the 22nd inst., Mr. Thomas CAPSTICKS, aged 68 years,—much respected.


At Dalston, on the 24th instant, Mr. Andrew BATY, aged 53 years.


At Brampton, on Friday, the 18th instant, Mr. J. FERGUSON, for many years a consistent member of the Wesleyan Methodist connexion, aged 60 years; also, on the same day, Mr. J. DAWSON, joiner, aged 34 years.


At Walton Mill, on Thursday, Mr. John WAUGH, advanced in years.


At Wigton, on Saturday last, Mrs. Ann ROBSON, late of Brampton, aged 70 years; same day, Mr. Edward RICHARDSON, currier, aged 47 years; on Tuesday last, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Joseph WISE, aged 68 years; same day, Hannah, daughter of Mr. Wm. SCOTT, grocer, aged 12 years.


At Stotgill, near Hesket-new-market, on Monday last, Robert, son of John STRONG, aged 18 months.


At Terril, on the 21st instant, Mr. Isaac SLEE, land surveyor, aged 54 years.


At Mosside, in the parish of Holme Cultram, on the 13th inst., at the advanced age of 88, Mr. Richard JACKSON, yeoman.


At Oughterside, on Sunday last, very suddenly, William MASON, in his 18th year.


At Great Braithwaite, near Keswick, on Monday last, Mrs. Sarah MUMBERSON, aged 53 years.


At Cockermouth, on Sunday last, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Thomas HESLOP, woollen weaver, aged 34 years.


At Low Lorton, on Sunday last, Elizabeth, wife of Bartholomew STAGG, aged 27 years.


At Gilcrux, on the 9th instant, Mary, the relict of Mr. John WATSON, aged 81 years.


At Glasson, near Maryport, on the 22nd instant, Mr. Robert BROWN, formerly lessee of the Gwanrigg Colliery [sic – should be Ewanrigg Colliery], aged 52 years.


At Maryport, on the 16th instant, Mrs. J. FAULDER, widow, aged 79 years.


At Seaton, on the 14th inst., after a long and painful illness, Mr. Jonathan NICHOLSON, aged 59 years.


At Great Broughton, on Monday, the 7th instant, Joseph ROBINSON, aged 70 years.


At Riggs, Wythop, on Friday, the 18th, Miss Frances BOADLE, aged 59 years, much and deservedly respected by all who knew her.


At Old Scale, Wythop, on Monday, the 14th, Dinah, third daughter of Mr. Henry FISHER, aged 19 years.


At Workington, since our last, Mr. Peter IREDALE, aged 77 years.


At High Harrington, on the 16th instant, Mr. James CARR, formerly master of the brig Thomas Peile, of Workington, aged 34 years.


At Whitehaven, on the 17th instant, Miss DIXON, sister of the late Major Joseph DIXON, in her 78th year; same place, since our last, Mrs. Elizabeth BELL, widow, aged 75; Mr. John MASON, aged 61; Robert IRWIN, aged 26; Mrs. Margaret MACNULTY, aged 47; Mrs. Ann DAVIDSON, aged 58; Mr. Joseph NICHOLSON, aged 70; and Mr. James MOFFAT, aged 67 years.


Lately, at sea, on his passage home from Sierra Leone, Mr. Joseph HAIR, aged 34 years, mate of the brig Hutchinson, of Liverpool, and youngest son of the late Captain HAIR, of Whitehaven.


At Distington, last week, Mr. Joseph WATSON, aged 70 years. The deceased was in the employ of the Earl of Lonsdale as superintendent of the Distington Lime Works for upwards of a quarter of a century,


At Mosser, in the parish of Brigham, on the 17th inst., Mrs. WATSON, aged 73, relict of the late Mr. J. WATSON, of the same place.


At her son's house, near Cardigan, Mrs. JAMES, relict of Col. JAMES, and sister to the lady of Wm. BLAMIRE, Esq.

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Deaths.   [continued]


At Appleby, on the 20th instant, Mr. James BEWSHER, aged 82 years. Mr. BEWSHER faithfully discharged the duties of keeper of the county gaol at Appleby for a number of years. Same place, on the 23rd, Mr. Thomas BIRKETT, chairmaker, aged 57 years; same place, lately, Mr. James ROBINSON, labourer, aged 59 years.


At Hilton Hall, near Appleby, on the 20th instant, Stephen, son of Mr. Stephen BLACKETT, aged 18 years.


At Bleatarn, on the 11th instant, Mr. Septimus RICHARDSON, aged 25 [or 35 or 85?] years.


At Kirkland, Mr. John HUTCHINSON, yeoman, aged 67 years; much respected.


At Frainlands, on the 13th instant, Mr. James WILKINSON, yeoman, aged 37 years,—very much respected by a large circle of friends, and his loss will be severely felt by numbers in his neighbourhood.


At Maulsmeaburn, Mr. John SMITH, aged 79 years; Mr. Thomas SWAINSON, aged 96 years.


At Morland, Ann, relict of tbe late Mr. Thomas HOLME, advanced in years.


At Ghazapor, in the East Indies, in November last, Mary Anne, wife of W. H. YOUNGE, Esq., and daughter of the late Nicholas DENT, Esq., of Appleby.


At Kendal, on Sunday last, Mr. John PEARSON, ironmonger, aged 71 years.


At Hexham, on the 10th instant, Margaret, wife of Mr. Thos. CHARLTON, of Oakerland, near Hexham, woodman; 13th inst. aged 23, Isabella, wife of Mr. Henry WILKINSON, and daughter of Mr. Wm. MOFFATT, joiner.


At her late abode, in New Square, Cambridge, on the 4th instant, at the protracted age of 83, with the perfect retention of strong intellectual faculties, Mrs. E!iz. Carter HATFIELD, the founder, and up to her death sole proprietor of "The Huntingdon, Bedford, and Peterborough Gazette and Cambridge Independent Press."


On the 17th instant, in Bedford Square, London, Lucy, the wife of Thomas STARKIE, Esq., Q.C.


On Monday week, at his house in Clarges Street, Mr. Zachary MACAULAY. He took an early and prominent part in the question of slavery abolition, and, like Mr. WILBERFORCE, lived to see his efforts crowned with complete success. He was father to Mr. T. B. MACAULAY, now on his return from India.


At Taplow, in the county of Berks, lately, William THIRBY, at the advanced age of 108 years. He followed the occupation of shepherd upwards ot eighty years, and had lived at Taplow just a century. A short time previous to his death he stated, that during his long life he never suffered a day's illness, nor did he ever take a dose of medicine.


Lately, under the following melancholy circumstances, the Hon Graham KINNAIRD. Mr. KINNAIRD was Lieutenant commanding her Majesty's ship Rapid, and, the vessel having been driven on some rocks and wrecked off Bona, near Tunis, he attempted to get on shore in his gig, but such was the violence of the sea that the boat upset among the breakers, and Mr. KINNAIRD alone failed in reaching the shore. In fact, he was the only person drowned out of the entire crew of the Rapid, and it is but common justice to this yonng and gallant officer—one, too, of high promise—to add, that to his presence of mind and judicious arrangements in the midst of danger the salvation of the crew is, under Providence, attributable. Mr. Graham KINNAIRD was the younger brother of the present Lord KINNAIRD, and his death will throw into sincere mourning many noble families.


Some days since, Major-General CAMPBELL, Governor of Jersey. He entered the army in the year 1794, and rose by various stages to the rank of Major-General, in 1830. He served with distinction in the West Indies, and was present at the attack and capture of the Island of Martinique in 1809. He also served in Spain and Portugal, and shared in the glories achieved on the plains of Vittoria. In 1835 he was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey, and during the short period of his governorship had rendered himself very popular with all classes. He was in his 69th year.


On the 29th ult., at Manchester, at the advanced age of 69 [sic – more likely 89] years, Ellen BRIERLEY. Her husband, Nathaniel BRIERLEY, died about eleven years ago, in his 80th year. They had been married 60 years, and claimed to be progenitors of a number of individuals large enough to people a whole hamlet. They had 22 children, 74 grand children, 60 great grand children, and 5 great great grandchildren; making altogether 172 souls. In the duties of her vocation Mrs. Ellen BRIERLEY has aided in the birth of more than 2,000 children; and the last time she practised was at the accouchement of one of her own granddaughters, about eight months ago, having left a sick bed and walked 200 yards, to give her aid on the occasion. She declared this was the last time she should ever fulfil this duty, and directed that her little great grand-daughter should be provided with mourning at the funeral.


DEATH OF DR. WATSON.—WATSON, whose connexion with THISTLEWOOD, &c, is unforgotten, expired at New York on the 12th of February, aged 72. His widow was at St. Louis, unaware of the death of her husband, who died in the New York Hospital, and was followed to the grave by a few friends on the 14th of February. His son, who was suspected of shooting PLATT, on Snowhill, during the riots of 1819, died two years since. [This was James WATSON, a Spencean agitator.]