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On the 4th instant, at the College, Kirkoswald, the Lady of Timothy FETHERSTONHAUGH, Esq., of a son.

On the 30th ult., the Lady of R. G. HINDSON, Esq., Solicitor, Sandgate Hall, Penrith, of a daughter.



On the 5th instant, at St. Cuthbert's Church, Mr. Isaac THWAITES to Miss Ann MILBURN, both of English Street.

At Gretna, on the 28th ult., Mr. William SANDERSON, blacksmith, Bothel, to Sarah JOHNSTONE, of Plumbland.

At Christ Church, Glasgow, on the 6th inst., by the Rev. George ALMOND, the Rev. Charles J. R. SMITH, to Mary, youngest daughter af the late Richard Musgrave LOWRY, Esq.

Tt [sic] Tavistock Church, on Tuesday, the 23rd inst, by the Rev. Thomas BENSON, rector of North Fambridge, Essex, John BENSON, Esq., Steward of his Grace the Duke of Bedford, to Adelaide Octavia KEMPE, niece (by marriage) to the Rev. E. A. BRAY, Vicar of Tavistock.

On the 1st instant, at the Collegiate Church, Manchester, Mr. James Griffiths, son of Mr. Samuel HAMNETT, of Messina, to Jane, fifth daughter of Mr. John GAYTHORPE, bookseller, of Whitehaven.

At Muncaster, Mr. William BRIGGS, of Ulverston, grocer, to Rebecca, youngest daughter of Mr. BROWN, of Walls, near Ravenglass.

On Thursday last, the 1st inst., at St. George's Church, Hanover Square, London, by the very Rev. the Dean of Carlisle, the Rev. Richard GWILLYM, M.A., incumbent of Ulverston, only son of the late Richard GWILLYM, Esq., of Bewsey, Lancashire, to Sarah, third daughter of the late Thomas STRICKLAND, Esq., Rydon Hall, Suffolk, and relict of the late R. CHILDS, Esq.



In Union Street, Botchergate, on Tuesday morning last, after a long illness, Mr. Edward FORSTER, aged 32 years. For the last seven years he was employed as a compositor, in this office. He was a steady, industrious, and unassuming young man; and his loss will be deeply lamented by a large circle of friends and acquaintances, to whom his kind and benevolent disposition had endeared him.

On the 3rd inst., in Botchergate, Mrs. Jane ROBINSON, aged 77 years; on the 4th inst., at Boggs, Mary HARE, aged 1 month.

In English Street, on the 4th inst., Mr. Thomas MILBURN, aged 36 years; same place, on the 1st inst, Mrs. Mary ROSS, aged 75 years; on the 4th, in Water Street, Mrs. Mary M'DINE, aged 84 years.

In Rickergate, on the 30th ult., Mrs. Prudence ELLIOT, aged 80 years; in Finkle Street, on the 3rd inst., Lititia, wife of Mr. Isaac NICHOLSON, agee [sic] 62 years; in Annettwell Street, on the 8th, Mr. Barnard RONEY, aged 53 years.

At Cumwhitton, on Thursday last, the Rev. W. FORD, M.A., incumbent of that place.

At Brampton, on the 3rd inst., Mr. Lan. STOKER, pensioner, aged 77 years.

At Nenthead, on the 7th instant, Mr. Thomas HUTCHINSON, miner, aged 65 years.

On Monday, the 5th inst., Ann, the wife of Thomas MILTON, Esq., of Lesson Hall, near Wigton, beloved and esteemed by all who knew her.

At Wigton, on the 3rd instant, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Geo. LAMB, aged 42 years.

At Udford, near Penrith, on the 2nd instant, Miss Mary HOLMES, aged 21 years; at Penrith, same day, Mrs. Rhoda LAWSON, widow, aged 78; on the 4th, Miss Agnes HUDSON, of the Horse and Farrier inn, aged 21; at the Toll Bar, Penrith, on the 8th inst., Mary, the wife of Mr. Thomas GIBSON, aged 73 years.

At Annan, on the 1st inst., William IRVING, rope maker, in his 83rd year; in Port Street, on the 29th ult., Mrs. Helen WIGHTMAN, of Blackadder, wife of Mr. Robert WIGHTMAN, coal merchant, advanced in years.

At Whitehaven, on the 1st inst., after a short illness, Mr. Jonathan LONGMIRE, jun., Market Place, aged 31; on Friday last, Mr. Richard WILLIAMSON, flax dresser, aged 63 years; on the 31st ult., Mr. John PATRICKSON, aged 47 years; in New Town, Mr. John COWPER, aged 64 years; and in the Union Workhouse, Mr. John DARLING, aged 78 years.

On Thursday last, at Round Close, near Whitehaven, awfully sudden, Mr. John BOWMAN, farmer, aged 38 years.

At the Infirmary, Howgill Street, Whitehaven, Mary FISHER, aged 11 years.

On the 5th of November, on his passage from Copenhagen to Newfoundland, Mr. Richard BLACK, carpenter of the brig Westmorland, of Whitehaven, in the prime of life. The deceased fell from the mainyard and was unfortunately drowned.

At Harrington, on Sunday, the 28th ult., Mr. William BIRKETT, husbandman, aged 60 years, much respected; same place, on Saturday last, Mrs. Ann PAISLEY, widow, aged 63 years.

On Friday last, at Orgill, near Egremont, the Rev. John VICCARS, incumbent of Haile, aged 75 years.

On Friday morning last, at Cleator, Mr. William SPEDDING, miller, aged 64 years; much respected.

On the evening of the 28th ult., Mrs. Dorothy JACKSON, wife of Mr. David JACKSON, of Routen Syke, Arlecdon, aged 44.

At Workington, on Thursday last, Mr. John WILLIAMSON, aged 29 years; same place, on the 2nd, Jane, wife of Mr. Peter YOUNGHUSBAND, aged 30 years; and on the same day, Mr. Jas. M'KAIG, aged 46 years.

At Greysouthen, on the 28th ult., Mr. John BELL, blacksmith, aged 18 years.

At Portinscale, on Tuesday week, Mrs. Mary FISHER, relict of the late Mr. John FISHER, of Gillbanks, Portinscale, aged 77 years.

At Keswick, on Wednesday last, Mr. William ADAMSON, miller, aged 32 years. The deceased being one of the members of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, his remains were followed to their last home by a very large number of the brethren of the order.

Lately, at Bothel, after a long and tedious illness, Barbara, the wife of Mr. Thomas ALLISON, tailor, aged 54 years; and at Torpenhow, lately, Mrs. Betty MARTIN, widow, advanced in years.

At Kendal, on Friday morning, Elizabeth, the wife of Mr. Richard HUDSON, chemist and druggist, aged 32 years.

On Friday, the 26th January, Mr. Thomas TURNER, postmaster at Burton, much and deservedly respected; on the 26th ult., at Hilderstone, near Burton, Edward CUMMING, Esq., in the 79th year of his age.

At Harrogate, on Monday last, Mr. [sic] EWART, mother of Wm. EWART, Esq., M.P.


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Deaths.   [continued]

At Mitford Vicarage, near Morpeth, on the 31st ult., aged 64, the Rev D. THOMPSON. The reverend gentleman formerly officiated as Curate at Horton, in the same county, from whence he removed about ten years ago, to the vicarage of Mitford, and by the faithful discharge of the sacred duties of his office, and his many endearing social qualities, he had secured the unaffected love and respect of all to whom he was known. Possessed of virtues of no common order, he spent his life in acts directed to the improvement of his fellow creatures; and, as he lived universally respected for his humanity and benevolence, he had the distinguished fortune to die without a personal enemy. Mr. THOMPSON, some years ago, published a collection of sermons of a practical character, the style and matter of which are alike creditable to his head and heart, and which are esteemed, not more for their admirable simplicity and clearness of diction, than for the moral purity which pervades them.

At New Zealand, in June last, Thomas H. MALONG, Esq., late of Sunderland, Lieut. in the Royal Westmoreland Militia. He was one of the unfortunate individuals killed by the natives in the late melancholy affair at Wairau. He held the office of Captain-Commander of the Civil Force for the city and province of Nelson, and has left a widow and two young children to mourn his untimely fate.

DEATH OF LORD DOUGLAS.—It is our mournful duty to announce the demise of Lord DOUGLAS, of Douglas, which took place at Bothwell Castle, one of the family seats, early on the morning of Saturday last. His Lordship was the eldest son of the preceding Lord, by Lady GRAHAME, only daughter of Wm., second Duke of Montrose, was borne in 1771. Upon the death of his father in 1827, he succeeded to the title of Baron DOUGLAS of Douglas; and at the same time, in virtue of the settlements of his grand-uncle, Archibald, Duke of Douglas; he inherited the extensive estates of that ancient Scottish family. His Lordship was never married, and is succeeded both in title and estates by his immediate younger brother, the Hon. Charles DOUGLAS, who twice represented the county of Lanark in Parliament. The benevolent character of the late Lord DOUGLAS is too well known to require commemoration from us.

DEATH OF THE DUKE OF SAXE COBURG.—It is our painful duty to announce the unexpected death of his Royal Highness the late Reigning Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha, who expired suddenly on the 29th ult. His Royal Highness was uncle and father in law to the Queen, father to Prince Albert, and brother of the King of the Belgians and the Duchess of Kent. He had just reached his 60th year. He succeeded his father in the year 1806, but, from his being in arms against Napoleon, he was secluded from possessing himself of his sequestered property until the year 1813. He commanded the 5th Corps of the Allied Army, and Mayence was surrendered to his arms. After his return from the Congress of Vienna, his time and attention were devoted to the welfare of his people, and to the personal superintendance of the education of his two sons: to the former he gave in the year 1819, of his own free will, a representative constitution. He was married first to Louisa, only daughter of Augustus, Duke of Saxe Gotha and Altenburg, by whom he had issue Ernest, Hereditary Prince, now reigning Duke, and Prince Albert. He married secondly Antoinette, daughter of Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, by whom he has left no issue. His Royal Highness was suddenly carried off by cramp in the stomach.

DEATH OF BOGHOS BEY.—ALEXANDRIA, Jan. 24.—His Excellency Boghos YOUSSOUF Bey [Boghos YOUSEFIAN Bey according to Wikipedia], Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Commerce to Mohammed ALI, Viceroy of Egypt, died in the afternoon of the 10th inst., at the age of about 71.

DEATH OF THE EARL OF BESBOROUGH.—This venerable nobleman died on Saturday, at the seat of his second son, Lord de Mauley, Canford-house, in Dorsetshire, where his Lordship had arrived from his house at Brighton, and sank under the prevalent influenza at the advanced age of 86. His Lordship is succeeded in his titles and estates by his eldest son, Viscount Duncannon, who was called up to the House of Lords in 1835. His Lordship was married in 1780 to Henrietta Francis [sic] SPENCER, daughter of John, first Earl SPENCER, by whom (who died in 1821), he had issue, John William, Viscount Duncannon, the present Earl. His Lordship was born in August, 1781, and was married in 1805, to Maria FANE, daughter of John, Earl of Westmorland, by whom, who died in 1834, his Lordship had a family of 14 sons and daughters; the eldest son, John George Brabazon, now Viscount Duncannon, was born in 1809. His Lordship's second son, Sir Frederick Cavendish PONSONBY, died 1837; and his Lordship's third son, William Francis Spencer PONSONBY, was created Baron de Mauley, by patent in 1838. His Lordship's only daughter, Caroline, was married to the present Viscount Melbourne, and died in 1828. The death of the Earl of Besborough puts several families of the highest rank into mourning—the CAVENDISHes, SPENCERs, PONSONBYs, BENTICKs, SOMERSETs, BEAUCLERKs, Westmorland, FITZGERALDs, Lansdowne, RUSSELLs, ASHLEYs, &c.