Saturday 24 Dec 1842   (p. 3, col. 6-7)



At The Hill, near this city, on the 17th inst., the lady of James R. GRANT, Esq., of a daughter.

In Chesham-place, London, on Saturday week, Lady John RUSSELL, of a son.



At St. Cuthbert's, on the 19th instant, Mr. James FOSTER, joiner, to Miss Dinah WOOD, of Backhouse's Walk; Mr. Peter ELMSLIE, of John Street, Botchergate, to Miss Mary NORMAN, of Water Street.

At Alston, on the 22nd inst., Mr. John CAIN, of Gallegill, to Miss Ann WALTON, of Alston.

At Plumbland, on the 18th inst., by the Rev. Mr. BUSH, Mr. Thomas WOTTON, officer of excise, Wigton, to Isabella Eliza MARRS, only daughter of the Rev. J. MARRS, of Mungrisdale, in this county.

At Cockermouth, on Sunday last, by the Rev. E. FAWCETT, A.M., Mr. Lancelot FLETCHER, weaver, to Miss Eleanor DUGGAN, formerly of Whitehaven; same place, on Monday last, Mr. John FISHER, shoemaker, to Miss Sarah YOUNGHUSBAND.

At the Superintendent Registrar's Office, Wigton, on Monday last, Mr. Thomas MATTHEWS, of Bowe, to Miss Jane BARNES, of Plowlands.

At Crosby Garrett, on the 13th inst., Mr. James WRIGHT, of Sandrigs, to Alice, second daughter of Mr. Edward CAPSTICK, of Town Head; same day and place, Mr. Henry STALKER, of Maryport, to Eleanor, fourth daughter of Mr. George CAPSTICK, of Crosby Garrett.

At Haile, on Saturday last, by the Rev. W. H. LEECH, rector of Egremont, Mr. William PEARSON, of Brayshaw, to Miss Ann JACKSON, of Stockbridge.

At Annan, on the 12th inst., Mr. Robert M’KINNELL, apothecary, to Jessy, eldest daughter of Mr. David WEILD, merchant and ship-owner.

At Hexham, on the 20th instant, Mr. James MESTON, tanner, to Miss Mary ROBSON, many years housekeeper to Mr. J. RIDLEY. There is a custom which entitled Mary to the Kailpot, on setting up a house for herself; this was freely conceded, together with a more substantial acknowledgment of her long and faithful services.

At Tynemouth Church, Newcastle, on the 21st inst., by the Rev. Christopher REED, vicar, Stephen TEMPLE, Esq., of the Inner Temple, barrister-at-law, to Eleanor, second daughter of the late Michael ROBSON, Esq., of West Chirton House, Northumberland.



In Union Street, Botchergate, on the 22nd instant, very suddenly, Reginald ARMSTRONG, aged 77 years.

In Backhouse's Walk, Mrs. Mary HIBBERT, aged 50 years.

In Abbey Street, on the 18th inst., Mary WILSON, aged 79 years.

In Rigg Street, on the 20th instant, Mary M'KENZIE, aged 22 years.

At Holme House, Warwick Bridge, on Monday last, of typhus fever, Jenkin, youngest son of Mr. T. WANNOP, in his 20th year.

At Roanstrees, on Wednesday, the 14th inst., of a severe palsy complaint, of only three days continuance, Ann, the beloved wife of Mr. John DODGSON, aged 73 years.

At Broadfield, on the 9th inst., Richard DUFTON, innkeeper, of the Hare and Hounds inn, in his 76th year.

At Potsgill, in the parish of Caldbeck, on the 13th instant, after a long and painful illness, which he bore with christian fortitude, Mr. Joseph WILSON, aged 54 years.

At Biglands, on the 27th ult., Mr. Joseph HENDERSON, aged 46 years. He has left a widow and large family to lament his loss.

At Brampton, on the 16th inst., Margaret, daughter of Mr. John ARMSTRONG, Pack Horse inn, aged 20 years.

At Wigton, on the 15th inst., Thomas, son of John GLAISTER, aged 31 years; on the 16th, Margaret CREIGHTON, aged 33 years.

At Bongate, near Appleby, on the 3rd instant, Elizabeth PICKERING, aged 91 years,—much respected.

At Nenthead, on the 19th inst., Mrs. Ann ATKINSON, aged 54 years.

At the Parsonage, Borrowdale, on Thursday, the 15th inst., Margaret, the beloved wife of the Rev. Mr. NEWBY, aged 44 years.

At Keswick, on Sunday last, Mr. William TAYLOR, a travelling pedlar; same place, on the 14th inst., suddenly, Ann, the daughter of Mr. Benjamin WILSON, shoemaker, aged 15 years.

At the Union Workhouse, Cockermouth, on the 13th instant, Mary FARREL, aged 66 years, formerly of Greysouthen.

On board the Harmony, of Belfast, on the 8th instant, on her passage from Quebec, aged 27 years, Mr. Wm. M'MULLEN, of Maryport, mate of the above vessel.

At Maryport, on the 13th inst., Mr. Joseph COULTHARD, joiner and cabinet maker, advanced in years.

At New York, on the 29th ult., Elizabeth, fifth daughter of Mr. Thomas SCAIFE, of Maryport, in the prime of life. Miss SCAIFE was a lady of considerable poetic talent, and several of her contributions appear in the annuals of the present season, which evince no ordinary degree of talent in that species of literature. Had this lady been spared, there is little doubt but she would have shortly occupied a distinguished position amongst the female literati of the present day.

At Cockermouth, on Saturday last, Mrs. Mary DAWSON, aged 84 years; same place, on Monday last, after a short illness, Mr. Robert BARNES, shoemaker, aged 65 years.

At Little Clifton, lately, Mr. John HETHERINGTON, husbandman, aged 33 years; same place, on the 10th inst., in childbed, Mrs. Mary, HUDSON, aged 35 years.

At Lane Foot, in Lamplugh, on the 13th inst., Mr. William NICHOLSON, jun., aged 26 years.

On board the Mersey steam-packet, lately, whilst on his passage from Dublin for Liverpool, Mr. John SIMMONS, formerly of Whitehaven.

At Scilly Banks, near Whitehaven, lately, Mr. Wm. SMITH, aged 74 years.

At Demerara, lately, Captain MAXWELL, of the Claremont, of London, and late of Whitehaven, in the prime of life.

At Whitehaven, lately, awfully sudden, Miss FLEMING, aged 62 years; Sarah GREGGS, daughter of Mrs. HALL, widow, in the 22nd year of her age; Jane, wife of Mr. Thomas LITTLE, aged 60 years; Mr. Jonathan ARMSTRONG, aged 78 years.

At Raise, near Alston, on the 11th instant, Mr. Ralph WHITFIELD, aged 49 years.

At Newcastle, in Leazes Terrace, on the 13th instant, in his 77th year, much and deservedly respected, Archibald REED, Esq., for many years an able and efficient alderman and magistrate of that town.

DEATH OF THE HON. C. H. STRATFORD.—Letters have reached town which announce the death, at sea, on his return from China, of the Hon. C. H. STRATFORD, captain in the 18th Royal Irish, and second son of the Earl of Aldborough.

THE LATE DR. MITFORD.—Died on Saturday week, at Three Mile-Cross, Shinfield, G. MITFORD, Esq., M.D., in the 82nd year of his age. Dr. MITFORD was well known in this county as an active magistrate, and was for many years chairman of the Reading division petty sessions. He was a warm partisan of the Whig interest at our contested elections, and before his removal to the neighbourhood resided in Reading. His name has, however, become better known to thousands in connection with the elegant writings of his daughter, the authoress of "Our Village." In Miss MITFORD's works, the reader must have observed numerous allusions to her father, and in them will be found at once the most permanent record of his character, and the most touching illustrations of that devoted filial piety which forms the best and the brightest addition to her brilliant literary reputation.—Berkshire Chronicle.

DEATH OF GENERAL SIR FREDERICK WETHERALL.—The death of this gallant officer took place at Ealing, on Sunday last, in his 88th year. He entered the service in 1775 as an ensign in the 17th Foot, the colonelcy of which he held from February, 1840, up to his death, and has consequently been in the army upwards of 66 years.

At his residence, Oldtown, on the 13th instant, Henry EVANS, Esq., Vice-Admiral of the Red.

Another member of the Convention, M. Julien SOUHAIT, died at Nancy, at an advanced age, on the 15th inst. M. SOUHAIT voted for the death of Louis XVI., and was banished from France in 1815.