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At Greystock, on the 6th inst., the Lady of W. H. DOWSON, Esq., of a son.


EXTRAORDINARY BIRTH.—The truth of the following account of a most extraordinary phenomenon is warranted by a letter from Rambouillet, quoted by the Debats:—"On the 7th instant, a woman of the commune of Prunay-sous-Ablis was brought to bed of twin daughters, but so united as to have the appearance of one body with two heads, four legs, and four arms. Two vertebral columns are perfectly distinguishable, and there are two chests and throats, with the organs of deglutition. There are also distinct organs of evacuation for each, and consequently it is inferred that the whole of the internal economy is double; but there was only one umbilical cord. This phenomenon is too young for any extensive or accurate observations to be made, but it is clear that the faculties of the two united beings are distinct, as one is frequently engaged in taking nourishment while the other is asleep. The heads are reversed, so that should one be placed on its feet, the head of the other would be hanging downwards with the feet in the air. The length of the two children is 20 inches. The arterial pulsations are isochronic in general, but those of one are little more frequent than in the other. They have been baptized separately by the names of Marie Louise and Hortense Honore. Their mother is a healthy woman, and was brought to bed last year of a child perfectly formed.




At St Mary's, on the 23rd instant, Mr. William CHAMBERS, to Miss Ann SPEDDING; on the same day, Mr. William DODGSON, to Miss Ann REED; on the 25th instant, Mr. Thomas HARSLEY [sic – HORSLEY on FreeBMD], to Miss Sarah DARLING; on the same day, Mr. William CRAIG, to Miss Jane WILLIAMSON.


At St. Cuthbert's, on the 21st instant, Mr. Alexander JOHNSTON, of Langholm, to Mrs. Mary BATY, of Botchergate; on the 24th, Mr. Samuel CARRUTHERS, currier, to Miss Margaret CROSTHWAITE; same day, Mr. William HIND, to Miss Elizabeth RUSH; on the 25th, Mr. Joseph RICHARDSON, of Botchergate, to Miss Jane LOWTHIAN, of the same place; same day, Mr. John NICHOL, to Miss Margaret MARTIN; same day, Mr. David DUCKETT, to Miss Mary PATTIE.


On Tuesday, the 18th of September, at old St. Nicholas Church, Liverpool, Mr. John ASHBRIDGE, compositor, to Miss Elizabeth COWEN, eldest daughter of Mr. Joseph COWEN, Rickergate, Carlisle.


At Hayton, on the 25th instant, by the Rev. Mr. TOPPING, Mr. Thomas LAWSON, to Miss Isabella HARDING, both of Greenholme Lodge.


At Hayton, on the 20th instant, Mr. Thomas HENDERSON, of Warwick Bridge, to Miss Ann HODGSON, of Corby Hill.


At Penrith, on the 25th inst., Mr. Robert CARRUTHERS, of Poak Mills, to Miss Jane YOUNG, of Penrith.


At Tiverton, on the 15th inst., by the Rev. Thomas CAREW, Timothy FEATHERSTONHAUGH, Esq., of Kirkoswald, in this county, to Eliza, daugher of John Were CLARK, Esq., Tiverton, Devon.


At the Friend's Meeting House, at Allonby, on the 25th inst., Richard HALL, of Waverton, to Mary WILLIAMSON, of Allonby.


At Workington, since our last, Mr. Wilfrid PEIL, shipwright, to Miss Elizabeth MALLY.


At Grassmere, on Tuesday last, Mr. Thomas PARKINSON, to Mrs. Elizabeth STANLEY, innkeeper, Keswick.


At Whitehaven, on Saturday last, by the Rev. E. WHITE, Capt. John HODGSON, of the brig Donegal, of Maryport, to Ann, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Thomas DODGSON, of Whitehaven; lately, by the Rev. T. DALTON, Mr. John GRAHAM, mariner, to Miss Ann COWL; on the 21st, by the Rev. John JENKINS, Mr. Thomas COWMAN, master mariner, to Miss Elizabeth GLOVER.


At St. Bees, on Wednesday week, Mr. John ATKINSON, cooper, Ginns, to Isabella, daughter of Mr. RAVEN, of High House, Sandwith.


On Tuesday, the 16th instant, at Dumfries, by the Rev. Wm. RYAN, P. BRETHERTON, Esq., of Liverpool, to Miss CATTAN, of Hardthorn.


On the 10th instant, in the Chapel in Wentworth House, James J. R. MACKENZIE, Esq., only son of Sir James W. MACKENZIE, Bart., of Scatwell, to Lady Ann WENTWORTH FITZWILLIAM, fourth daughter of Earl FITZWILLIAM.


On the 16th instant, at Spanish Place Chapel, Manchester Square, the Hon. William STOURTON, second son of Lord STOURTON, of Allerton Park, Yorkshire, to Catherine Alicia, eldest daughter of Edmund SCULLY, Esq., of Bloomfield House, Tipperary.

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In East-street, Botchergate, on Friday, the 19th instant, Margaret, wife of Mr. William MURRAY, school master, aged 72 years.


In Church-street, on the 19th instant, Terrance GUNN, aged 54 years.


In Duke-street, on the 21st instant, Ann LONG, aged 15 years.


In Brewery Row, on the 25th instant, Mary SLOAN, aged 26 years.


In East Tower-street, on the 25th instant, Ann ROBERTS, aged 22 years.


At Sebergham, on Saturday last, the 20th instant, after a lingering illness, borne with christian fortitude, Mr. George STOBBART, aged 66 years.


At Penrith, on the 21st instant, Michael GIBSON, aged 10 years.


At Cockermouth, on Monday week, Fanny, youngest daughter of Mr. TODD, of the Globe Inn; on the 23rd inst., Frances, the youngest daughter of Mr. W. COWEN, chaise driver.


At Maryport, on Monday week, Mrs. Mary BLACK, aged 45; on Thursday week, Mrs. Elizabeth ARMSTRONG, aged 47 years.


At Workington, lately, Mr. George LITSTER, father of Mr. LITSTER, auctioneer, aged 81 years; Mr. John HAYES, aged 53 years; and Mr. Wm. MAKINSON, aged 64 years.


At Cleator, on Tuesday week, Hannah, wife of Mr. John ROBINSON, aged 20 years.


On the 6th ult., on his passage from Demerara to Port Glasgow, Joseph, son of Mr. Robinson RIGG, of Whitehaven, aged 14 years. This promising youth was an apprentice on board the Ann Wise, and unfortunately fell overboard and perished.


At Whitehaven, lately, Miss Jane WHITFIELD, aged 32 years; Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Joseph RICHARDSON; on Friday week, suddenly, Jane, daughter of Mr. John FIDLER, of Workington, aged 22 years.


At Bath, on the 16th instant, Elizabeth, widow of the late Charles PATTENSON, Esq., civil service, Bengal.


On the 28th ult., at Mold, in Wales, Mr. Anthony DEAN, bookbinder, eldest son of the late Mr. John DEAN, of Egremont, aged 35 years.


On Tuesday, the 16th instant, at his residence, in St. Anne-street, John RUTTER, Esq., M.D. He was a native of Liverpool, being born there on the 23rd of August, 1762, consequently was in his 77th year. After studying at Edinburgh, and taking his degree there, he finally settled in Liverpool about the year 1788. The senior physician of the place, his persevering assiduity and extensive reading kept him at the head of his profession. The Medical-hall may be considered a monumental proof of his zeal for the science. He was a munificent contributor to this building which he has enriched by the gift of his very valuable medical library. Though he considered himself as prevented by his profession from taking an active part in the great political events of the day, yet he was far from being an uninterested spectator of anything that affected the happiness or welfare of mankind. He was one of the small band of pioneers, including CURRIE, ROSCOE, and others, who gave the first impulse and a right direction to that public spirit to which we owe those institutions of which Liverpool is, with reason, proud. The Athenæum owes its existence principally to his exertions. A shrinking reserve prevented his being intimately known, except to a few, but he was respected by all; and those only who lament his loss can fully appreciate his value in the nearer relations of friendship and domestic life. In his medical library are many duplicates of works already in the Liverpool Medical-hall; these duplicates, which amount to upwards of 300 volumes, he has bequeathed to the Carlisle Medical Library.


We regret to announce the death of Mr. Sergeant ROUGH, Chief Justice of Ceylon.—Globe.


At Dapoorie, near Poonah, on the 5th July, Sir Robert GRANT, governor of Bombey.


DEATH OF GOVERNOR CLERK.—Wm. CLERK, so well known as the companion of Merriwether LEWIS in the first voyage across the Rocky Mouutains to the Pacific, died at St. Louis, on the 1st Sept.


The Moniteur Parisien records the death of a woman, named Marie PRIOU, which happened recently in the environs of Saint Beal, in the Haute-Garonne, at the patriarchal age of 158 years, retaining, as they say, her mental faculties to the last, although her corpse, when dead, weighed only 42lb., her flesh being gone, and her skin and muscles adhering to her bones like parchment! They add that, at the age of 66, she sold a cottage and some trifling pieces of land for an annuity of 162f., which the purchasers have consequently had to pay for no less a period than 92 years!