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Indies and back, and was present at the decisive victory of Trafalgar. Mr. West, who was then master's mate, had charge of the signal department, and was severely wounded. In 1807 he had the bad luck to be taken prisoner by a Spanish corvette, while in charge of a prize, and remained a prisoner until the Spanish nation rose against their French oppressors. He was then sent home with despatches to the British Government, and was employed in communications with the patriots along the coast. In 1808 he received his commission as lieutenant, and served in the Lavinia in the Walcheren expedition. He was first-lieutenant of the Jaseur, on the coast of North America, and was engaged in many spirited actions with the Americans, and received the thanks of his admiral. After the peace, Mr. West was unemployed, except for a few months. His retirement he devoted to horticultural pursuits, in which he excelled, and to the performance of the duties of a country gentleman. For many years he was an active magistrate of Newcastle, in which district he was very highly esteemed. Capt. West was twice married, and has left one son and one daughter. May 28. In Camden-street North, Camden-town, aged 71, Ann, widow of William Westall, esq., A.R.A. Oct. 27. Aged 68, the Rev. John Master Whalley, of Clerkhill, Lancashire, and Rector of Slaidburn, Yorkshire, third son of the late Sir James WhalleySmythe-Gardiner, bart. Dec. 6. At his residence, in Gloucester-terrace, Hyde-park, aged 69, John Wheelton, esq., one of the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex in 1840. Mr. Wheelton and Mr. Evans were Sheriffs of London and Middlesex during the memorable collision between the House of Commons and the Common Law Courts, arising out of the case of Stockdale v. Hansard. Having levied an execution, under a writ from the Queen's Bench, on the goods of the Serjeant-at-Arms, these gentlemen were ordered to the bar of the House of Commons for breach of privilege, and committed to the custody of the Serjeant-at-Arms, by whom they were confined (though not very strictly) in one of the strong rooms of the old Palace of Westminster. It was, however, admitted, on further consideration, that the Queen's Bench was right, and the Sheriffs were discharged. Aug. 9. At the house of Major Pearce, Portishead, aged 71, Lady Whish, relict
of Lieut.-Gen. Sir W. S. Whish, K.C.B., of the Bengal Artillery. June 3. At Grasmere, Mary Euphemia, wife of Sir Thomas Woollaston White, bart., of Wallingwells, Notts. Sept. 17. Suddenly, Sir Wm. White, of Carah-lodge, Killarney, and Gloucester-place, Portman-square, London. June 21. At Simonosaki, Japan, aged 27, while in command of H.M.'s gunvessel Leven, one of the squadron employed in surveying the Japanese coast, James Hawkins Whitshed, Lieut. R.N., eldest son of Sir St. Vincent and the Hon. Lady Whitshed. Jan. 12. At Rode Hall, aged 88, Randle Wilbraham, esq., the younger son of Richard Wilbraham, esq., of Rode Hall, M.P. for Chester, to whose office of high steward of Congleton he succeeded in 1798. Mr. Wilbraham was the representative of a younger branch of one of the ancient families of Cheshire —“that seedplot of gentry"—being the 15th in direct male descent from Sir Richard de Wilburgham, high-sheriff for Cheshire in the 43rd Henry III., who, by his two marriages with heiresses of the Houses of Vernon, of Shipbrook, and Wenables of Kinderton, acquired large estates in the county, a portion of which is still in the possession of the elder branch of the family. During his long life Mr. Wilbraham was widely known for his liberality as a landlord, his unbounded charity, and for the stores of sound learning and the knowledge with which his cultivated mind was amply filled, which secured to him, during the protracted period he “dwelt among his own people,” the everincreasing respect with which he was re garded by them. Sept. 21. Aged 69, Mrs. Elizabeth Wildman, eldest daughter of the late James Wildman, esq., of Chilham Castle, Sept. 28. At St. Germain-en-Laye, Lady Harriet Catherine, relict of Sir John Williams, knt., one of the justicesof Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench. Oct. 10. At Clovelly Court, Bideford, Devon, aged 70, Sir James Hamlyn Williams, bart. April 24. At Whitburn Hall, near Sunderland, aged 63, Sir Hedworth Williamson, bart., a magistrate and deputylieut. of Durham, and M.P. for Sunderland in the Parliament of 1835–7. Sir Hedworth married, in 1826, the Hon. Anne Elizabeth Liddell, daughter of Lord Ravensworth, and has left issue.
July 22. After a few days illness, aged 38, James Neynoe Vivian Willyams, esq., a magistrate for the county of Cornwall. Oct. 22. At Brighton, aged 31, Robert Edward Eardley, eldest son of Sir Henry S. Wilmot, bart., of Chaddesden, Derbyshire. May 16. At Monkstown, aged 50, the Lady Janet, daughter of the 31st Earl of Mar, and wife of Edward Wilmot Chetwode, esq., of Woodbrook, Portarlington. July 13. At his house in St. John's Wood, aged 72, Fletcher Wilson, esq., Danish Consul-General, and Knight of the Royal Danish Order of the Dannebrog. April 25. At Nostell Priory, Yorkshire, (the seat of her brother, Charles Winn, esq.), aged 61, Miss Louisa Winn. Sept. 4. At the Vicarage, St. Bartholomew-the-Less, London, aged 90, the Rev. Samuel Wix, M.A., F.R.S., F.S.A., of Christ College, Cambridge, Hospitaller of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Wicar of St. Bartholomew-the-Less, and Rector of Inworth, Essex. This clergyman was a man of indefatigable industry, and besides the conscientious discharge of his important clerical duties, he found time to make some very valuable additions to our theological literature. In 1808 he published a work on the Thirty-nine Articles, entitled “Scriptural Illustrations of the XXXIX Articles of the Church of England, with a Practical Comment on each Article, affectionately intended to Promote Religious Peace and Unity.” Mr. Wix was among the last of the old High Church School of Divines, a genuine follower of Robert Nelson and the foun
ders of the Christian Knowledge Society.
He cared more for devotional than polemical subjects; yet his intense desire for religious peace and unity led him into the thorny paths of controversy. In 1819 he wrote a work which commanded a great degree of public attention, styled, “Reflections concerning the Expediency of a Council of the Church of England and the Church of Rome being holden with a view to accommodate Religious Differences.” It produced an angry reply from Bishop Burgess; to which Mr. Wix wrote a most temperate answer. This work, however, attracted the attention of Jerome, Count de Salis, who had an intense sympathy for its object. He had it translated at his own expense into most of the modern languages of Europe, and maintained during his life a most affectionate intimacy with its author.
Mr. Wix's leading idea was, that both Churches contained many men of earnest piety and profound devotion; that if these men could only be brought together in the spirit of Christian brotherhood, the Spirit of Truth, in answer to their humble prayers, would unite the dissevered Churches in one grand body, free from error and the distortion of truth. That he had no sympathy for the temporal supremacy of the Papacy was proved by his Essay, in 1822, on “Plain Reasons why Political Power should not be granted to Papists,” which passed through two editions. The Rev. Mr. Wix was a man of singular humility and simplicity of character. Cheerful, and conversant with all the most interesting subjects of the day, pcssessor to the last of a vigorous intellect, a memory stored with interesting and valuable knowledge, and sound com. mon sense. Though he outlived all the friends of his youth, he has left those of a second and third generation to revere his memory, while they deplore his loss. The Governors of St. Bartholomew's, to mark their sense of his valuable services to their noble Institution, passed, at a general court held for the purpose, a resolution of the deepest respect to his memory, and ordered a commemorative marble tablet to be erected in the Church of St. Bartholomew-the-Less. June 10. At Norwich, aged 75, Elizabeth, dau. of the late Rev. Philip Wodehouse, Rector of Hingham, and Prebendary of Norwich Cathedral. Nov. 26. At her residence, Lowndessquare, Margaret, widow of Richard Wogan, Lord Talbot de Malahide and Furnival, of Malahide Castle, county Dublin. Oct. 29. At Dunse, Alexander Wood, esq., Advocate, Sheriff-Substitute of Berwickshire. Jan. 12. At Paris, aged 80, Colonel William Woodgate, C.B., formerly of the 60th Foot. In early life he saw much service in Canada, in the West Indies, and in the Peninsula. June 3. At Malvern, of neuralgia, which suddenly attacked the heart, aged 30, Arthington, second son of Sir W. Worsley, bart., of Hovingham, Yorkshire. Oct. 26. At Bebek, Turkey, aged 38, H. T. Wroth, esq., Legal Vice-Consul Chancelier of the Supreme Consular Court at Constantinople. Feb. 24. At Clifton, aged 61, Lieut.
Colonel the Hon. Charles Alexander Wrottesley, late of the 29th Regt., second son of the first Lord Wrottesley. The deceased served with the 15th Lancers at the siege of Bhurtpore, in 1825-6. July 13. In Spring-gardens, London, aged 84, George, eldest son of Lieut.General R. H. Wynyard, C.B. Jan. 7. At Brighton, after a long illness, aged 52, the Right Hon. Charles Anderson Worsley Anderson Pelham, Earl of Yarborough, Baron Yarborough, of Yarborough, Lincolnshire, and Baron Worsley, of Appuldercombe, Isle of Wight. The deceased Peer was educated at Eton, and entered Parliament for Newtown, Isle of Wight (since disfranchised), as soon as he became of age. In 1832, he was elected for Lincolnshire (part of Lindsey), which he continued to represent until called to the Upper House, by the decease of, his father, in 1846. In 1854, he was appointed Vice-Admiral; and in 1857, Lord-Lieutenant of the county. Whilst in health he took an active part in politics on the Liberal side ; but of late years he had suffered from paralysis, and in consequence had retired from public life. April 22. At Stock House, Dorset, aged 75, the Rev. Henry Farr Yeatman, LL.B., for many years chairman of the Dorset quarter sessions. The deceased, who was, in 1819, appointed to the living of Stock Gayland, near his own residence, having previously married a lady of considerable fortune, employed his leisure in intellectual pursuits, confining these, however, chiefly to one direction, namely, that of law. The statutes at large, the practice of the Courts, the clearing up of legal doubts, the reconciling of what to many appeared to be conflicting enactments, were his study and delight. As chairman of quarter sessions, his charges to the grand jury were so much valued that several of them have been published ; and in all matters connected with the welfare of the county in which he officiated, he was most laborious and painstaking in the discharge of the duties and responsibilities of his position. Dec. 10. At Florence, aged 72, Dr. Southwood Smith, the eminent physician. He was born at Martock, Somersetshire, Dec. 21, 1788, and was, therefore, at his decease within 11 days of completing his 73rd year. Dr. Southwood Smith was well known for his earnest and consistent labours in the cause of sanitary reform.
April 25. At Guernsey, aged 102, the Hon. Mrs. William Annesley. Her death was the result of accident, the venerable lady having fallen from her bed and dislocated her collar-bone a few days previously. March+12. At Browne's Hospital, Stamford, aged 103, William Ball. The deceased was a native of the village of Brigstock, and was brought up as a stonemason at King's Cliffe, and resided there until he became a bedesman at Stafford, 33 years ago. In early life he was a notorious poacher, deer-stealer, pugilist, wrestler, and the associate of abandoned characters; but he suddenly quitted these courses, and lived to obtain a very different reputation. April 13. At Rochester, aged 104, John Hill. He was always remarkable for being a man of very abstemious habits, and also an early riser, both of which, probably, conduced to his longevity. Until within the last few months Hill was in the habit of taking his daily walks about the city, and, notwithstanding his advanced age, had the appearance of being a hale old man. Feb. 15. At Newborough-villas, St. Paul's-road, Highbury-park, aged 102, Mr. John Jones. April 22. At Ballachulish, aged 106, Christina Mackintosh, or Macgillivray. She belonged to the Island of Skye, and was well known for upwards of half a century as “Kirstan Sgiathanach,” or Skye Kirsty, a sort of female gaberlunzie. She was always a strong and healthy woman, and till within a month or two of her death had all her faculties, and went about carrying a wallet of no ordinary dimensions. Sept. 12. Aged 102, Mr. John Cumming, farmer, Scalan, Braes of Glenlivet, He had passed his whole life in the immediate neighbourhood of Glenlivet, having been born within half a mile of the spot where he died. June 8. At Hoo, aged 100, Mr. Ezekiel Smith, a native of Dallinghoo. Feb. The Registrar-General records the death, at Perth, at the age of 105, of “the oldest inhabitant,” a woman whose name is not mentioned, but who was the eldest of 20 children born of the same parents; and 20 years, to a day, after her birth her youngest brother and sister (twins) were born.
The following Gentlemen, returned to Parliament on the issue of new Writs, were sworn at the table on the dates affixed to their respective names.
Writs issued during the Session 1860. C'umberland, W'. D). --Ilon. Perey Wynd. Ludlor.--Hon. G. 11. W. Clive, Feb. 8. bam, Feb. 5.
Writs issued in the Rerres. Boston. - John Wingfield Malcolm, esq., Pembroke ('ounty.--Geo. Lort Phillips, Feb. 6.
esq., Feb. 5. Dartmouth. - John Hardy, esq., Feb. 5. Reading Gillery Pigott, esq., Feb 5. Honiton. --George Moffatt, esq., Feb. 6. Ripon. ---Reginald Arthur Vyner, mq., Leicester Borough. - William Unwin Hey: Feb. 6. gnte, esq., Feb. 8.
Southwark.-- Austen Henry Layard, esq., Netcastle-te pon-Tyne, Somerat Archi. Feb. 5. bald Beaumont, esq., Feb. 5.
Sukser, W. D.-Walter Barttelot BartNottingham, 8. D. - Lord Stanhope, telot, eaq., Feb. 5. Feb. 8.
Wick Burghs. - Viscount Bury, Feb. 5.
Writs issued during the Session 1861. Aberdeenshire. - William Leslie, esq., Morpeth. ---Right Hon. Sir George Grey. Feb. 27.
Re-elected, August 1. Andover. -- Henry Beaumont Coles, esq., Oxford City. --Right Hon. B. Cardwell. August 1.
Re-elected, July 31. Banffshire. ---Robert William Duff Aber. Pembroke Borough. --Sir Hugh Owen crombie, enq., May 8.
Owen, bart., March 11. Bolton. --Thomas Barber, esq., Feb. 19. Richmond.- Roundell Palaer, esq. July Bradford. --- William Edward Funter, 11. esq., Feb. 13.
Selkirkshire. - Lond Henry Scott, Aug. 5. County Cork. --Nicholas Philpott Lealer, Southwark, -- John Locke, esq. Reesq., March 5.
elerted, April 24. Durham City. --Sir William Atherton. Sutherlandakime. Right Hon, Sir David Re-elected, July 9.
Dundas, bart., April 9. Flini County.--Lord Richard Grosvenor, Tamnorth. - Right Hon. Sir Robert Peel. June 3.
Re-elected, August 1. London City. - Western Wood, esp, Tiverton. - Right Hon. Viscount Palmer. August 1.
ston. Re-elected, April 17. Longford. --Lieut. Colonel Lake White, Tynemouth. - Richard Hodgson, July 10.
April 29. Marylebone. -- John Harvey Lewis, enq, Wilts, 8. D.-- Lacut.-Col. Frederick Har. April 19.
vey Bathurst, Feb. 18. Montgomery Borough. - Captain John Wolverhampton - Thomas Matthias We.
Samuel Wille Johnson, enq-, May 6. guelin, e87, July 4.
June 28. The Right Hon. Sidney Herbert, and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, to have the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, by the name, style, and title of Baron Herbert, of Lea, in the county of Wilts. June 28. The Right Hon. Sir Richard Bethell, Knight, Chancellor of that part of the United Kingdom called Great Britain, and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, to have the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, by the name, style, and title of Baron Westbury, of Westbury, in the county of Wilts. July 30. The Right Hon. John Russell (commonly called Lord John Russell), and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, to have the dignity of an Earl of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, by the names, styles, and titles of Wiscount Amberley, of Amberley, county Gloucester, and of Ardsalla, county Meath, and Earl Russell, of Kingston-Russell, county Dorset. August 6. Wice-Admiral the Right Hon. Sir Maurice Frederick Fitzhardinge Berke
ORDERS OF KNIGHTIIOOD.
THE following Noblemen and Gentlemen have received the several Degrees in the ORDERs of KNIGHTHood during the Year:—
On DER of THE THISTLE.
Earl of Zetland.
ORDER or tin: BATH.
To be Military Knights Grand Cross:–
loy, G.C.B., and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, to have the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, by the name, style, and title of Baron Fitzhardinge, of the city and county of the city of Bristol.
October 18. The dignities of Baroness, Wiscountess, and Countess of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland granted to Anne, Duchess of Sutherland, wife of George Granville William, Duke of Sutherland, by the names, styles, and titles of Baroness Macleod, of Castle Leod, in the county of Cromartie, Baroness Castlehaven, of Castlehaven, in the same county, Wiscountess Tarbat, of Tarbat, in the same county, and countess of Cromar. tie; with grant, after her decease, of the titles of Baron Macleod, Baron Castlehaven, Wiscount Tarbat, and Earl of Cromartie, to Francis Sutherland Leveson Gower (commonly called Lord Francis Sutherland Leveson Gower), the second surviving son of the said Anne, Duchess of Sutherland, and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, with remainders over.
Gen. Sir James A. Hope.
To be Military Knights Commanders :-
Admiral Edward Harvey.