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Saturday 25 Jan 1840   (p. 3, col. 6-7)



At Thursby, on the 13th instant, Mrs. FAULDER, of a son.

At Shepard Hill, Penrith, on Sunday last, the Lady of T. C. BEATTIE, Esq., of a daughter.



At St. Mary's, on the 22nd instant, Mr. Robert BELL, coach-driver, to Miss Margaret MOSS.

At Glasgow, on the 23rd instant, Mr. Wm. HELME, bobbin-manufacturer, Caldbeck, in this county, to Miss Jane WILSON, of the same place.

At Penrith, on the 21st instant, Thomas HODGSON, to Miss Sarah GRISDALE; 23rd, Mr. John NOBLE, Sandgate, to Miss Mary MAUGHAM.

At Cockermouth, by the Rev. E. FAWCETT, A.M., on Saturday last, Mr. STODDART, saddler, to Eliza, second daughter of Mrs. SPROTT, of the George Inn.

At Workington, lately, Mr. William MURPHY, to Miss Mary M'MASTER.

At St. James's Chapel, Whitehaven, on the 15th instant, by the Rev. John JENKINS, Mr. Henry PARKIN, groom, to Miss Hannah RAY; and on the following day, Mr. Robert MOAT, rope maker, to Miss Elizabeth MELVIN.

On Thursday week, at St. Nicholas's Chapel, Whitehaven, Mr. William DOWNEY, mariner, to Miss Esther COWLEY, both of that place.

At Blackburn, on Thursday week, by the Rev. Dr. WHITTAKER, the Rev. John GREAVES, of Underbarrow, Westmorland, to Elizabeth, second daughter of Mr. Arthur COLE, late of Broughton-in-Furness.



On Tuesday morning, the 21st inst., Sophia Isabella, widow of the late Captain Charles DACRE, 12th Bengal Native Infantry, in her 57th year; a lady who was respected through life, and has died deeply regretted.

In George Street, on the 23rd inst., after a short illness, Mr. Thomas STORDY, aged 67 years, one of the Society of Friends. By the death of Mr. STORDY, society has lost one of its most valuable and useful members: whether as a man of business, public, or private, his strict punctuality and integrity were well known, and gained him the confidence of all parties. His unobtrusive walk of usefulness during a long residence in this city, manifested that he was a Christian practically desirous of following in the footsteps of his Divine Master; and we believe few men were more generally beloved and esteemed.

On the 24th instant, suddenly, Sarah, widow of the late Mr. Thomas WILSON, veterinary surgeon, of this city.

In Botchergate, lately, Mrs. Elizabeth WARWICK, aged 32 years.

In East Tower Street, since our last, Jane CRABTREE, aged 54 years.

At the Half-way Houses, near this city, on Thursday last, Mrs. Rachel ROBERTSON, widow, aged 67 years.

At Cummersdale, near this city, lately, Joseph SMITH, aged 51 years.

On the 22nd instant, Mary Jane, the infant daughter of John MARK, rope maker, of Newtown, near this city.

At Brampton, on the 18th instant, Margaret ARMSTRONG, grocer, aged 62 years.

At Wigton, on Monday last, Mr. James MOFFAT, aged 87 years.

At Oulton, in the parish of Wigton, on Sunday last, Mrs. Jane HAYTON, aged 46 years.

At the Union Workhouse, Eamont Bridge, on the 20th inst., Wm. BEWSHER, aged 69 years.

At Penrith, on the 23rd instant, Mr. John DALTON, senior, tailor, aged 74 years.

At High Skides, in the parish of Alston, on the 14th instant, after a short illness, Mr. Thomas WATSON, sheep dealer, aged 54 years,—much and deservedly respected by a large circle of friends and acquaintance.

At Cockermouth, on Thursday, the 16th instant, Mrs. Jannet M'LAUGHLIN, aged 81 years.

At Cockermouth, on Saturday last, after a lingering illness, which he bore with Christian fortitude and deep resignation to the Divine will, Mr. Daniel STEPHENSON, hatter, in the 27th year of his age. The loss of this excellent young man will be severely felt by his widowed mother, and the younger portion of her fatherless children, of whom he was the principal support. Mr. S.'s death is also deeply deplored by the conductors and teachers of the General Sunday School, to which he acted as assistant Secretary, and so long as his declining health permitted he evinced his devotedness to that establishment by a zealous and faithful discharge of the duties of his office, whilst his kind and friendly disposition, affable demeanour, and deep piety, gained him the respect and esteem not only of every one connected with the Institution, but of all who knew him.

At Workington, since our last, Mrs. Isabella SKELTON, aged 34 years; Mr. John SCOTT, aged 75; and Mr. Samuel WALKER, aged 33 years.

On Friday week, at Bridge End, Egremont, after a short illness, Hannah, the wife of Mr. Peter ROBERTS, carrier, aged 63 years—greatly respected.

At Kirkby Thore, on Thursday last, Mrs. Hannah JENNINGS, widow, aged 85 years.

At Rogerscale, lately, Mary, only daughter of the late Peter PEARSON, Esq., of Lorton.

On the 9th instant, at Kelbourne House, the seat of the Earl of Glasgow, the Dowager Marchioness of Hastings. Her Ladyship occupied this residence for the last few weeks, in the hope that the mildness of the climate at Kelbourne during the winter would prove beneficial to her shattered health. She did not feel alarmingly or seriously indisposed until the Monday preceding her death. On the Sunday her Ladyship had been in the drawing-room with her family. On Monday morning, however, she found herself unable to sustain the fatigue of dressing, and on the evening of that day became much worse. On Tuesday she rallied a little. Wednesday and Thursday were spent in fevered sleep, or rather lethargy, with intervals of delirious excitement. Her medical attendant is of opinion the immediate cause of her death was water on the brain, and that this disease was the result of extreme mental anxiety and distress. Since the decease of her noble Lord she lived in retirement in Loudoun Castle, Ayrshire, where the exercise of benevolence and the happiness of contributing to make others happy have been the solace of her widowhood. Her remains will repose at the family burial place, in Loudoun Park, by the side of those of her daughter. The Marquis and Marchioness of Hastings left Donington Park for Kelbourne immediately on receiving intelligence of the dangerous illness of the Dowager Marchioness. Her Ladyship Flora MUIR CAMBPELL [sic], was born in August, 1780, and on the 28th April, 1786, succeeded to the family honours as Countess of Loudoun, Baroness of Loudoun, Farrinyean, and Mauchline, in the peerage of Scotland. The Countess was married on the 12th of July, 1804, to Francis, first Marquis of Hastings, who died on the 28th November, 1826, leaving five children—the late lamented Lady Flora; George Augustus Frederick, present Marquis of Hastings, married on the 1st of August, 1831, to the Baroness Grey de Ruthyen; Sophia Frederica Christina; Selina Constance; and Adelaide Augusta Lavinia. The Marquis is now Earl of Loudoun, and combines in his own person an English marquisate, a Scotch and an Irish earldom, with the subordinate titles attached to each.

On the 31st ult., at Rome, Professor NIBI, the great antiquarian. He has left many learned works. The Archæological Academy have sustained an irreparable loss. It is said that he died extremely poor.—French paper.