Saturday 27 Apr 1844   (p. 3, col. 7)



At New Bond Street, London, on Saturday last, the 20th inst., the wife of Mr. Nathaniel ROBSON, of a son.

Mrs. BARGER, of Petersville, Madrid, about eighteen months ago, was safely delivered of three fine children, and the same lady last month presented her husband with four healthy children at a birth. Seven children in eighteen months!



At St. Mary's Church, on Saturday last, the 20th instant, Mr. William DINSDALE, of Stanwix, to Miss Elizabeth MILLS, Caldewgate.

At Gretna, on Tuesday, the 21st instant, James HUTTON, of Tarraby, to Isabella, eldest daughter of Mr. John BARNES, of Aspatria.

At Arthuret, yesterday week. Mr. Robert SEWELL, blacksmith, to Miss Elizabeth CULLEN, of Crofthead, near Longtown.

At Howgill, by Annan, on the 15th inst., by the Rev. James MONILAWS, William BELL, ship-carpenter, Maryport, to Janet RAE, Howgill.

At Whitehaven, on Sunday last, Mr. Christopher KELLY, mariner, to Miss Sarah LEWTHWAITE.

At Crosthwaite Church, Keswick, on Sunday last, Mr. D. SNOGLES, spinner, to Margaret, daughter of Mr. Jos. GRAVE, Keswick.



In Castle Street, on Wednesday last, the 24th instant, Silas SAUL, Esq., in the 83rd year of his age.

In Willow Holme, on the 17th instant, Robert JEFFERSON, aged 5 years.

In Court Square, on the 20th instant, Mrs. Mary MARINER, aged 41 years.

At Cumwhinton, on Tuesday, the 23rd instant, Mr. George COATES, aged 33 years,—much and deservedly respected.

At Netherby, on Wednesday week, Mr. John LOCKHART, gardener, aged 17,—a young man of most promising abilities.

At Penrith, on the 20th inst., Mr. Joseph ROUTLEDGE, yeoman, aged 90 years; on the 23rd, very suddenly, Mary, wife of Mr. Wm. TURNER, tinman, aged 56; and on the same day, Mr. Wm. MOOR, nailor, aged 67 years.

At Hayton, on the 20th instant, Mr. J. B. BROWN, shoemaker, aged 84.

At Wigton, on the 17th instant, Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. William CRAIGHILL, aged 12 years; on the 20th, Ann, daughter of James PATTERSON, aged 20 years; on the 21st, Mr. John BUCKLE, aged 80 years; and on the 23rd, Mr. James MILLICAN, aged 79 years.

At High Moorhouse, in the parish of Wigton, on the 21st, Susannah HARRISON, aged 34 years.

At Scale Beck, Underskiddaw, parish of Crosthwaite, on Monday, the 22nd instant, Elizabeth, eldest daughter to Mr. Isaac BANKS, husbandman, aged 18 years, much regretted.

At Annan, Mrs. PERCY, advanced in years.

At Annan, on the 17th instant, Mrs. SHENNAN, and on the following day, her husband, Mr. John SHENNAN, collector of the poor rates, there—both at an advanced age.

At Langholm, on the 16th curt., William CARRUTHERS, aged 23 years; also, on the 17th, James WARWICK, aged 26.

At Whitehaven, last week, aged 77, Mrs. Dorothy JACKSON, of Plumbland's Lane, a maiden lady; since our last, James, son of Mr. David MAGEE, baker, aged 3 years, and Jane, daughter of Mr. Joseph HENDERSON, carman, aged 8 months.

At Egremont, on Monday last, Mr. George Brisco WILLIAMS, butcher, aged 77 years.

At Settrington Rectory, Malton, lately, Ann, daughter of the late John DIXON, Esq., of Snellings, near Egremont, and wife of the Venerable the Archdeacon TODD, editor of JOHNSON's Dictionary &c., &c.

At Workington, since our last, Richard, son of Mr. John FAIRLANE, aged 23 years; same place, Mr. Jeremiah SCOTT, schoolmaster, aged 80 years, very highly respected by all who knew him. The deceased was a quiet, unassuming, and well educated man, and was specially famed for his excellent mode of teaching navigation, a thorough knowledge of which he had imparted to many hundreds of his fellow townsmen engaged in maritime life.

At Cockermouth, on Friday last, Mr. Wm. MOORE, grocer, formerly of Egremont, aged 44 years; on Sunday last, after a lingering illness of 18 months duration, Agnes, fourth daughter of the late Mr. John NEWLANDS, of the Esps, aged 18 years.

At South Dalton, near Beverly, Yorkshire, on the 16th inst., aged 69, the Rev. Francis BEST, nephew of the late Mrs. PALEY and Mrs. JOLLIFFE, and rector of the above place.

At Ravenglass, on Sunday week, Agnes, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Wm. THOMPSON, nurseryman, aged 32.

At Milnthorpe, on Wednesday last, aged 63, Mr. Thomas WHITTAKER, tailor, much respected.

At Well Heads, near Milnthorpe, on the 17th instant, Mrs. Mary STORY, widow, at the advanced age of 93.

At Burton, on Tuesday last, Mrs. CARTMEL, relict of the late Thomas CARTMEL, Esq., aged 74.

At Berwick, on the 19th instant, old "Jamie STUART," described by MAXWELL as the blood-royal, and said to be 115 years old. His royal blood and his great age are both somewhat apocryphal.

On the 27th ult., at Hopehouse, parish of Ettrick, Thomas HOGG, tailor, who for half a century was one of the most popular characters in that district. He was nearly related to the Ettrick Shepherd, whose friendship he enjoyed, and some of whose songs he sung with exquisite taste.

At Dunbar, on the 6th instant, Mrs. J. REABURN, aged 92. Mrs. R. was a most rigid Cameronian, and retained in her possession the flag of the Covenant, which was borne by her grandfather at the battle of Bothwell Brig. Although somewhat tattered, still all the emblems and inscriptions are perfectly legible. The old lady prized it beyond rubies, and has transmitted it as an heir-loom to her family.

At Gairloch, Ross-shire, lately, the celebrated Gaelic bard, Alasdair Buidhe MacIOBNAIR, at the advanced of eighty-four. He was a poet to the lairds of Gairloch, from whom he had a pension. He was a bard of great merit, but very few of his pieces have been printed. He may be considered the last of the Highland bards, with the solitary exception of the author of "Loch-Aie," MacCOLL. Alasdair Buidhe was at a wedding some years ago, when a miserly gentlemen observed that "the bards were extinct." "No," said Alasdair, "but those who rewarded them are gone!"