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aged 78, Samuel Bagster, Milo publisher of the Polyglot Bibles.

29. In Torrington-square, Capt. Edward Harris Butterfield, R.N. He was the second son of Rcar-Adm. William Butterfield. He was actively engaged in the suppression of the slave trade in the Atholl, 28, and SybilU, 48, and as mate of the Black Joke, the tender of the latter, he contributed to the capture of 21 vessels, carrying an aggregate of upwards of 7000 slaves. For his dashing capture of El Almirante, of 14 guns and 80 men, having 460 slaves on board, after a severe action of 80 minutes, he was placed on the Admiralty list, and ultimately appointed First Lieutenant of the Primrose, 18, Jan. 5, 1830. On Sept . 7 following, he again signalized himself in a desperate conflict with another slaver, the 4eloz Pauagra, of 20 guns, to which he owed his promotion to Commander, March 7, 1832. In the interval, on the 16th of April, 1831, he commissioned the Brisk brig, and captured the Preuva, with 313 slaves. Subsequently in the Fantome, 16, with a small squadron of brigs under his orders, he seized 48 slavers, containing 5628 captives. He was advanced to post rank Nov. 23, 1841. Capt . Butterfield committed suicide at the house of his brother-inlaw, Dr. Smedlev.

— At Pau, "R. W. St. John, sq., formerly Consul-General of England at Algiers.

— At his residence, near Bristol, aged 75, George Daubeney, esq.

— At Corby, aged 76, Elizabeth Jane Caroline, relict of the Rev. J. Harris, Rector of Deene and Corby, youngest daughter of the late Sir Percy Bysshe Shelley, bart., of Goring Castle, Sussex, by his second wife, Elizabeth Sidney, sole heiress of the Sidneys, Earls of Leicester.

30. At Kingston, Canada West, Major Alexander Forbes, late of the 79th Highlanders. He served in the Peninsula, at Badajoz, in the battle of the Nivelle and Nive, and at Waterloo, where he was wounded in the leg by a muskeUrall.

— At St . Leonard's-on-Sea, aged 18, Emma, eldest surviving daughter of Tycho Wing, sq., of Thorney Abbey.

30. At his house in Moray-place, Edinburgh, in his 75th year, Sir James Wcllwood Moncreiff, the ninth bard (1626), of Tulliebole, co. Kinross;

one of the Senators of the College of Justice. He was the second son of the Rev. Sir Henry Wellwood Moncreiff, the eighth bart., a very eminent divine of the Church of Scotland. Sir James was called to the Scottish bar in 1799, and nominated one of the Ordinary Lords of Session in 1829. For extensive and sound legal knowledge, for acuteness, combined with an everhealthy and reliable judgment, and for indefatigable industry, he was, perhaps, superior to his many able contemporaries. He succeeded his father in the dignity of a baronet in August, 1827. He married, in 1808, Anne, daughter of Capt . George Robertson, R.N., and had issue.

31. In Keppel-street, Russell-square, aged 65, Mr. John Dickens In his earlier years, Mr. Dickens held an office in the Navy Pay Department, at Chatham Dockyard; he afterwards joined "the press," and had ever since been known as one of its most efficient, and at the same time one of its most respected members. He was the father of the celebrated novelist, Mr. Charles Dickens.

— At Bossall Hall, aged 79, Marianne, relict of the Rev. Wm. Nesfield, Rector of Brancepeth.

— At Kilmacoe, Comm. John White Pritchard, (RN., 1828. He was actively employed for twenty years during the war, and was Aide-de-Camp to Admiral the Earl of Northesk, in the Britannia, at the battle of Trafalgar, for which he received a medal.

Lately. At Edinburgh, aged 82, Mr. James A. Haldane, a great promoter of evangelical Christianity in Scotland.

Lately. At Chichester, in his 85th year, Comm. George Reynolds, RN., son of the late Adm. John Reynolds. In 1791 he was wrecked in the Pandora, 24, sent in search of the mutineers of the Bounty, and was first lieutenant of the Vengeance, 74, at the capture of St. Lucia and Trinidad.

Lately. At Hanover, aged more than 80, the lady named Sophie Yon Lenthe, the widow of a subaltern civil official. In the year 1771, when the unfortunate Queen Caroline Matilda, of Denmark, obtained by the intervention of her brother George III. an asylum at Cette, in Hanover, she wished to adopt a child to supply the void left in her heart by the detention of her own children from her. An orphan girl, known as "little Sophie," wag selected, and remained with the Queen till the death of Her Majesty in 1775, when she received a small pension from the State.


Lately. Aged 66, M. Henri Delatouche, once a celebrated name among French writers.

Lately. At Berlin, the Russian philosopher Jacobi.

Lately. In his 58th year, M. Lachmann, Professor of Greek Philology in the University of Berlin, author of many works, philological and critical. And on the same day, M. P. F. Stuhr, Professor of Mythology and the Philosophy of History in the same university.

Lately. Dr. Czermak, a celebrated Professor of Anatomy and Pathology in the University of Vienna.

Lately. Aged 94, M. Francois, father of the artists of Belgium.

Lately. At Paris, M. Ganneau, inventor of a new religion, which he named "Evadai'sme," and of which he was the "Mapah." The new faith flourished at the era of Mormonism and the Unknown Tongues, and gained some notoriety.


1. At Plymouth, in his 64th year, Rear-Admiral John Toup Nicolas, C.B., K.H., and K.F.M. Rear-Admiral Nicolas was the eldest son of retired Comm. John Harris Nicolas, R.N., of East Looe, Cornwall, and was brother of the late Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas, G.C.M.G., the very distinguished historical and genealogical author. Capt. Nicolas was in constant service in the junior ranks of his profession. In 1810 he was appointed to the Pilot, 18, in which he did great service on the east and west coasts of Calabria, where he captured and destroyed upwards of 130 of the enemy's vessels. On the 17th of June, 1815, he attacked the French manof-war La Legire, mounting 28 guns, and caused her to run. On this occasion Capt. Nicolas received post rank. On the 4th of June, 1815, the Prince Regent conferred on him the companionship of the Order of the Bath. On the 4th of October in the same year His Majesty the King of the Two Sicilies conferred on him the small cross of the Royal and Military order of St. Fordinand and Merit; and on the 26th of April, 1815, he was raised to the rank

of Knight Commander of the' same order. In March and April, 1816, the Pilot accompanied Lord Exmouth to Algiers and Tunis, when all the Neapolitan and Sardinian slaves were liberated. During the peace Capt. Nicolas had the command of several vessels, and distinguished himself by his tact and ability in the services on which he was employed. In Sept., 1841, he commanded the Vindictive, 50, in which he was chiefly employed on the East India station. On his return home he touched at Tahiti, where his firmness was called into requisition in resistance to the aggressions at that time made on the islanders by the French. Capt. Nicolas was the inventor of several highly valuable appliances for the service, and ga»c some useful information to the Admiralty on the subject of the Mediterranean charts. In 1814 he published a pamphlet, entitled "An Inquiry into the Causes which have led to our late Naval Disasters." The last active appointment held by Capt. Nicolas was that of Captain-Superintendent of the Royal William Victualling Yard, Plymouth. He arrived at the rank of Rear-Admiral on the 30th of December last.

1. At Chelmsford, Jane, relict of the Rev. Vincent Edwards, Vicar of Broomfield, sister of the late Lord Chief Justice Tindal.

2. At the residence of Lord Mackenzie, near Edinburgh, in his 53rd year, the Rev. James Seaton Reid, D.D., Professor of Ecclesiastical and Civil History in the University of Glasgow.

— At Clifton-hill House, aged 70, George Eddie Sanders, sq., a magistrate for the county of Gloucester and city of Bristol.

—' At Richmond, aged 81, Miss Maria Babington, last surviving sister of the late William Babington. M.D.

3. In Montague-strcet.Portman-square, Lieut.-Gen. Sir John Macleod, knt., C.B. and K.C.H., Colonel of the 77th Foot, Sir John Macleod entered the army as an Ensign in the 78th Highland Regt., in 1793, and next year served in Holland in the arduous campaign under the Duke of York. He was present at the attack and capture of Fort St. Andre, the bombardment of Nimeguen, and the sortie, the attack, and defeat of the enemy at Beirren Mansel, Guilder Mansel, and Thuil. In 1814 Col. Macleod served in the campaign under Lord Lynedoch, and commanded the brigade which carried the village of Merxem on the 11th of January, on which occasion he was severely wounded. In 1815 he was nominated a Companion of the Bath, and in 1832 he was knighted by King William the Fourth. In 1840 he was appointed colonel of the 77th Regiment.


3. At Stonehouse, Mrs. Fanshawe, wife of Commodore Arthur Fanshawe, C.B., Commander-in-Chief on the Coast of Africa, daughter of Vice-Adm. Sir Edw. G. Colpoys, K.C.B.

— At Bowood Park, in her 66th year, the Host Hon. Louisa Emma, Marchioness of Lansdowne. She was the fifth daughter of Henry Thomas, second Earl of Ilchcster, by Maria Theresa, daughter of Standish Grady, esq., of Capercullin, co. Limerick, and was married to the Marquis of Lansdowne on the 30th of March, 1808. The deceased Marchioness was the animating spirit of that refined and intellectual society which made Lansdowne House and that of the late Lord and Lady Holland the great points of attraction of all that was witty, learned, and polished in the Whig circles. Nor was her Ladyship less endowed in the best and noblest qualities of the heart; and hundreds of poor families, spread over the princely demesnes of the family, have sustained a loss which they will feel severely. The lively interest which this excellent lady took in everything that related to the comfort and moral habits, the wellbeing and well-doing of the poor on the estate, has passed into a proverb. Stimulated by a lively faith, and aided by two valuable tastes, a love of cottage architecture and of the education of the young—in many a roomy and convenient peasant's home; in her three very efficient schools at Buckhill, at Calne, and at Foxham; in the lodges of elegant and varied designs which cover the avenues to the park; in the picturesque group of gabled buildings which cluster about the Italian gate at Deny Hill; above all, in the churches, which both there and at Foxham (the one by her influence founded, the other restored) have provided the means of grace and truth to long-neglected populations, and made the wilderness to blossom as the rose;—in and by such works as these she has left an imperishable record of what may be effected by the combination of a refined understand

ing, a humane heart, and a religious spirit. Her Ladyship has left issue.

3. At Coblentz, aged 34, the Hon. Frederick Savile, fifth son of the Earl of Mexborough.

4. At Front, Mary, third surviving daughter of the late John Adams, esq., of Peterwell, Cardiganshire, and M.P. for Carmarthen.

— At Liverpool, in his 57th year, Edward Rushton, esq., barrister-at-law, stipendiary magistrate in that town.

5. At Highgate, aged 82, William Barron, esq., formerly of the Strand, a highly-respected member of the Court of Assistants of the Stationers' Company. He served Master in 1837, and was again elected to that office in 1841.

— At the house of his brother, in Leicester, aged 65, Thomas Cradock, esq., a Major in the army, and one of the Military Knights of Windsor. Shortly after the breaking out of the Peninsular War in 1808, being then lieutenant of the 27th Foot, he joined the army in Portugal under the command of Lord Wellington, and took part in nearly all the important actions of that memorable war, including Busaco, Albucra, Talnvcra, Cuidad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, the Pyrenees, Nivclle, Orthes, and Toulouse. At the siege of Badajoz his regiment (the 27th) formed part of the storming party at the main breach, and such was the carnage that Major Cradock, though only lieutenant, entered the town in command of the regiment. At Salamanca he was engaged in the skirmish, one of the most celebrated in the war, that took place the night before the battle, when an important position occupied by a strong corps of the enemy was carried at tho point of the bayonet by a comparatively small force of British troops. At Albucra, the division to which Major Cradock belonged (Sir Lowry Cole's) formed the reserve, but was brought into action early in the day to supply the defection of a corps of 10,000 Spaniards, who had been suddenly seized with a panie, and abandoned the important position assigned to them. At the close of the war with France in 1814, tho 27th was one of the regiments which was immediately shipped off to America, to take part in the war then going on with that country. Lieut. Cradock accompanied his regiment, and was engaged in several of the actions of the latter part of the war, including the disastrous one of New Orleans. The American war had just terminated when that with France was renewed by the escape of Bonaparte from Elba, in March, 1815, and the 27th was one of the old Peninsular regiments which were fortunate enough to rejoin their chief in time to fight once more under his command in the ever-memorable battle of Waterloo. Here they displayed in no small degree the unflinching fortitude and indomitable perseverance which on that eventful day so nobly distinguished the British regiments of the line. Out of little more than 700 men who took up their ground in the morning, 400 had fallen killed or wounded before the repulse of the enemy and the final advance of the British line in the evening. Amongst the wounded was Lieut. Cradock, who received a severe wound from a musket shot in the face, the ball entering one cheek, carrying away part of the roof of the mouth, and passing through the other cheek. In 1842 Capt . Cradock was appointed one of the Military Knights of Windsor, having been selected from amongst a great number of competitors, solely in regard to "his services and his conduct in the field," as was signified to him in the most handsome and gratifying manner by Sir James Graham, with whom the appointment then rested. In 1845 he was promoted to the rank of major by brevet.


6. At St. Thomas's, Southwark, aged 44, Eliza, wife of the Rev. William Deer, and younger daughter of Charles Francis, sq., of Vauxhall.

— Aged 62, the Rev. William Morgan Kinsey, RD.. Rector of Rotherfield Grey's, Oxfordshire.

— At Thornton Lodge, near Northallerton, aged 67, Mary, relict of Col. Bedingfeld.

7. At Uplands Hall, aged 73, LieutGen. Sir Thomas Whitehead, K.C.B., of the Bengal Army.

— At Norwich, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. William Squire, and only daughter of the late Sir W. J. Playters, bart.

— At Clifton, in his 83rd year, Thomas Browne, sq., Vice-Admiral of the Blue. This veteran officer entered the service nearly 70 years ago, and saw much active service on various stations. In February, 1796, in command of the boats of the Intrepid, 64, he cut out, from B cove on the north of

St . Domingo, La Perrante, of 26 guns and nearly 200 men, all of whom fled at his approach. He was appointed flag-captain to Rear-Admiral Eliot Harvey, in the Tunnanl, 60. in 1806 ; and he afterwards served in the same capacity in the Hannibal, Christian VII.. and A Itoukir. the flag-ships of Rear-Admirals P. C. Durham and T. B. Martin, in the last of which he commanded at the siege of Riga. From May, 1813, to December, 1815, he commanded the Ulysses, 44, in which he conducted Sir Thomas Graham's army to the Scheldt; afterwards, as commodore on the coast of Africa, destroyed the two last remaining English slave-factories; and at the time of Bonaparte's escape from Elba, conveyed home from St. Helena a fleet of Indiamen valued at 10,000,000/., and was in consequence presented by the Hon. E I. Company with a larger sum for the purchase of plate than had ever before been voted to any captain.

8. At Boulogne, Commander George Hall Dacre, R.N. In the Phanix, 36, he assisted at the capture, in 1801, of the French frigates Carrire, Sucds, and Bravoure. In 1803 he was taken prisoner in the Minerve, 48, when she grounded near Cherbourg, and did not regain his liberty until 1809.

— In Great Russell-street, Bloomsbury, aged 75, Mr. John Parry (Bardd Alaw). Mr. Parry was born at Denbigh, Feb. 18, 1776, and at an early age evinced talent for music, and was an admirable performer on most wind instruments, particularly on the clarionet. His compositions and arrangements for various instruments are innumerable. He was the editor of the "Welsh Harper," and the "Welsh Melodies." He adapted the music of " Ivanhoe," at Covent Garden; wrote the music for Dibdin's "Harlequin House," at the Lyceum; and "Oberon's Oath," at Drury Lane. The farce of "High Notions" was by him; as also, "Two Wives; or, a Hint to Husbands," "Helpless Friends," and "Fair Cheating." For several years he composed the songs for Vauxhall Gardens. One of his most popular compositions was the favourite song of "Jenny Jones." Mr. Parry was the conductor of many of the Eisteddfod in Wales; and in 1821, at a Gorsedd, or assemblage of bards, the title of Bardd Alaw was conferred on him. He was for many years the honorary treasurer of the Royal Society of Musicians, and honorary secretary of the Melodist Club. He has left a widow and one son—the wellknown popular vocalist, John Parry.

DEATHS-- April.

8. At Southampton, Miss Holmes, sister of the late Rev. W. A. Holmes, D.D., Chancellor of Cashel, &c.

9. At Clifton, aged 86, Frances, relict of Adm. Sir Edward Thornborough, G.C.B., Vice.-Adm. of the United Kingdom.

— At Stonehouse, aged 70, Thomas Phillips, sq., late Ordnance storekeeper at Bermuda.

— At Torquay, in the house of her mother, Mrs. Walter Murray, Eliza, wife of Lieut.-Col. Lawrence, of the Rifle Brigade.

— At Hartford, at an advanced age, Maria, widow of Sir John Trevelyan, hart.

— In London, Colonel William M. Sloane, late of the Brit. Aux. Legion in Spain, and formerly of the 23rd Fusilccrs, and 67th Regt., with which he served in India.

10. At St. Leonard's-on-Sea, the Right Hon. Elizabeth Oeorgiana Countess Spencer, daughter of the late William Stephen Poyntz, sq., of Cowdray House, Susses.

— At Halifax, NA, the Hon. Elizabeth Lady Harvey, wife of his Excellency Sir John Harvey, K.C.B. and K.C.H, Lieut.-Governor of Nova Scotia. She was the third daughter of Gerard first Viscount Lake.

11. At Plymouth, aged 63, Lieut . Col. David Hepburn, of the H.E.LC. Service.

— In Princes-street, Hanover-square, aged 32, Capt. Richard Henry Glyn, late of the Grenadier Guards.

13. At Glasgow, in his 69th year, C'apt. Charles Gray, R.M. This gentleman was well known in Edinburgh and throughout many parts of Scotland for his extended knowledge of Scottish song, his enthusiasm for everything connected with it, and his tasteful, genial, spirited contributions to it.

— At Faulshids, Selkirkshire, aged 76, Mr. John Park, brother of Mungo Park, the African traveller.

— In Motcombe-strect, Belgravesquare, in his 39th rear, the Hon. Dudley Anderson Worsley Pelham, Capt. li. N. and M.P. for Boston, only brother of the Earl of Yarborough. He served as midshipman on board the Dartmouth, 42, at the battle of Nava

rino, Oct. 20, 1827. Capt. Pelham was returned for Boston in August, 1849.

14. Dora, infant daughter of Charles Dickens, esq.

— At the Vines, Rochester, aged 73, Lieut.-Col. Robert Turberville Bingham, late of the Coldstream Guards.

— At Lyme, aged 56, Capt . George Fred. Symes, late of the Madras Artillery.

15. At Rostrevor, Downshire, aged 43, Commander Charles Postle, R.N.

16. In Camden New Town, aged 63, Major John Hamilton, late of the 77th Regt., and formerly of the 42nd.

— In the Wandsworth-road, Anne, widow of Owen Flintoff, esq., Chief Justice of Sierra Leone.

— Aged 60, Major Edward Jacob Bridges, Royal Artillery.

— Mr. J. C. Tarver, for a quarter of a century French Master at Eton College, and author of some standard elementary works.

17. Aged 74, Major-General Charles Palmer, late M.P. for Bath. He was the second son of John Palmer, esq., formerly one of the members for the same city, who originated the mailcoach system. General Palmer entered the army in 1796 as a comet in the 10th or Prince of Wales's Own Hussars. He served with that regiment during the whole of the Peninsular war, and attained the rank of Lieut.-Colonel in 1810. On the 8th of February, 1811, he was appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Prince Regent. General Palmer was first elected member for Bath, in the Liberal interest, on the resignation of his father in January, 1808. He continued to represent the city without a contest until the 9th of June, 1826, when he was opposed by Lord Brecknock, son of the Marquis Camden, Recorder of the city, and lost his election. He was again defeated by his noble opponent in 1828 and 1829; bnt in 1830 and 1831 (the last elections under the old system) he regained his seat. At the first election under the operation of the Reform Act in 1832, General Palmer was returned by a large majority, and again in 1835. At the election of 1837, General Palmer and Mr. Roebuck were defeated by the Conservative candidates, the late Lord Viscount Powerscourt and W.H.I,. Bruges, esq.

— At Camberwell, aged 71, John Simpson Jeseop, sq., barrister-at-law,

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