Saturday 22 May 1841   (p. 3, col. 7-8)



At the Lodge, St. Bees, on Thursday week, the Lady of G. H. WILCOX, Esq., collector of the customs at Whitehaven, of twin Sons.

On Friday week, the 14th inst., the Lady of Miles PONSONBY, Esq., of Hail Hall, of a Son.


At Workington Parish Church, on the 11th instant, by the Rev. J. HETHERINGTON, A.M., Mr. James PHILIPS, to Miss Isabella QUILLAM.

At Cockermouth, on Thursday last, Mr. George WREN, weaver, to Miss Mary Ann PHILLIPSON.

At Gosforth, on Saturday last, by the Rev. F. F. PINDER, A.M., Mr. Thomas JACKSON, blacksmith, Hinningside Forge, Gosforth, to Miss Ann SINGLETON, youngest daughter of Mr. William SINGLETON, of Sour Mire, in the parish of Gosforth.

At the Registrar's-office, Penrith, on Wednesday week, Mr. Joseph HODGSON, husbandman, to Mrs. RICHARDSON, widow of Mr. J. RICHARDSON, late of Appleby, innkeeper.

At Appleby, on the 20th instant, Mr. William ALDERSON, of Middleton, to Miss Margaret LANGHORN, of Appleby.

At St. George's, Hanover Square, London, on the 13th inst., the Hon. and Rev. Augustus DUNCOMBE, to the Lady Harriet DOUGLAS, daughter of the late and niece of the present Marquis of Queensbury.

At Exeter, Alexander HUDDY, Esq., to Mrs. Mary MANLEY. The bride is in her 75th year, and the present is her fifth husband, her first being the celebrated bookseller, LACKINGTON, of the Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square, London.


On Friday, the 21st instant, at the house of her brother, St. Nicholas Place, near this city, after a few days illness, Elizabeth, only surviving daughter of the late Mr. John RAWSON, of Birmingham. It is less than three months since we had to record the death of the younger sister.

In Lowther Street, on the 17th instant, Mrs. Ann BAXTER, aged 80 years.

In the Castle, on the 14th instant, Mr. John CADAHAY, a private in the 87th Regiment of Foot, aged 23 years.

In Watt's Buildings, Russell Street, Botchergate, on Thursday, the 13th inst., Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. William ROBINSON, in the 20th year of her age.

In John Street, Botchergate, on Friday, the 14th instant, Mr. Joseph MOORLAND, aged 86 years.

In the House of Recovery, in this city, on Sunday, the 15th instant, Mr. Francis MACARDAND, a native of Florence, aged 23 years.

In Harraby Hill Workhouse, on Friday, the 14th instant, Margaret CAMPBELL, aged 12 years.

In St. Mary's Workhouse, on the 17th instant, Mrs. Hannah ARMSTRONG, aged 64 years.

At Woodbank, near this city, on Tuesday, the 18th instant, Charles Gill, fifth son of Mr. HARRINGTON, in his sixth year.

At Cardew Hall, near this city, on the 16th instant, after a short illness, Mr. Thomas BROWN, aged 58 years. He was a man of strict probity and honour, and his decease is deeply deplored.

At Little Corby, on the 23rd ult., Rosanna, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret TINNISWOOD, aged 5 years; and on the 27th, John, their son, aged 3 years.

At Brampton, on Sunday, the 16th instant, Mrs. GIBSON, widow of the late Mr. John GIBSON, of Penrith, aged 63 years.

At Alston, on the 15th instant, Sarah, widow of the late Mr. Thomas LEE, grocer, aged 58 years.

At Nenthead, on Monday, the 17th instant, Mrs. Elizabeth BELL, aged 74 years.

At Glinger Bank, on the 16th instant, Margaret, wife of Mr. Robert FERGUSON, late of Bush-on-Lyne, aged 67 years.

At Newton, Kirkpatrick, near Gretna, on the 8th inst., Mr. Robert GRAHAM, aged 51 years.

At Workington, lately, Mr. William PENNY, aged 81 years; and Mr. Joseph FERGUSON, aged 35 years.

At Harrington, on Tuesday, the 11th instant, Mrs. Sarah CANNON, aged 33 years.

At Crosby, near Maryport, on the 14th instant, Mr. Thomas NELSON, blacksmith, aged 67 years.

At Maryport, on Saturday, the 8th instant, Mr. Thomas ROBINSON, aged 68 years.

At Cockermouth, on the 9th instant, Mr. Francis BATEMAN, husbandman, aged 77 years.

At Thornthwaite, lately, Mary, relict of the late Mr. John BIRKETT, joiner, of Keswick, aged 23 years.

At Bridekirk, on the 4th instant, Miss Ann BURNETT, dressmaker, aged 38 years.

At Barrow's Green, suddenly, on the 13th instant, Mr. John WOOF, of the Punch Bowl Inn, and formerly innkeeper at Pooley Bridge, near Penrith.

At Barbadoes Lodge, Appleby, on Tuesday, the 11th instant, Matthew, son of Mr. Thomas HARRISON, High Constable, aged nine years.

At Hoff Row, near Appleby, on Sunday, the 16th instant, Mr. George HUNTER, aged 41 years.

At Whitehaven, since our last, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. John CARTMEL, butcher, aged 73 years; Mr. David HODGSON, formerly sergeant in the Royal Cumberland Militia, aged 63; Mr. William JENKINSON, mason, aged 31; Isabella, wife of Mr. John RASSELL [sic – RUSSEL according to FreeBMD], malster, aged 54; at Ginns, Mrs. Elizabeth SLOAN, widow, aged 60; Mary, wife of Mr. William COULTHARD, aged 75; Sarah Ann, daughter of Mr. William NELSON, aged 16; Mr. William BLACK, aged 40; John, son of Mr. Michael QUAYLE, aged 26.

At Bank House, Kendal, on Tuesday, the 11th instant, Mrs. HUDSON, mother of Mr. HUDSON, stationer, in the 71st year of her age.

At Demerara, on the 2nd of April last, Captain ARMSTRONG, of the barque Thomas, of Whitehaven, aged 23 years. He was a clever, steady, and highly meritorious man, much respected, not only by his crew, but by all to whom he was known.

At her residence at Everton, Mrs. JENNER, of Liverpool, on the 8th inst. It will be recollected that this lamented lady and her son were shot by Mr. JENNER about a fortnight since; the boy was killed instantly, but Mrs. JENNER lingered in great pain up to Saturday last.

A few days since, after a long and painful illness, the Princess Charlotte of ROHAN Rochefort. “The life of this admirable woman,” says the Siecle, in noticing the event, “was marked with a cruel fatality. Belonging by birth to one of the most ancient noble families of France, she was, when young, married to the unfortunate Duke d’Enghein; but this union, though the result of mutual affection, did not obtain the sanction of the Duke de Bourbon, and consequently the Princess never publicly bore the name of her illustrious husband. It has been stated that, after the execution of the Duke d’Enghien at Vincennes, his father offered to confirm the marriage, and thus render the Princess heiress of the immense wealth of the house of Conde; but the Princess, with greatness of mind, refused to accept the fortune of the man whose name she had not been allowed to bear.”

In the prison of Ghent, on the 3rd inst., aged 80, Pierre Joseph SOETE, after a captivity of 63 years! At the age of seventeen he was condemned, for the murder of a young girl, to be broken on the wheel; but the Empress Maria Theresa, at the solicitation of the Societe de Saint George, at Ghent, commuted his punishment to that of perpetual imprisonment. In 1814, after 36 years spent in prison, Count BICHALOFF, hetman of the Cossacks, then quartered at Ghent, released SOETE; but finding himself without kindred, friends, or the means of living, he begged to return to confinement, and in the dreary asylum of the Rasp-huis (prison) he passed 27 years more, till death released him.