At Penrith, on the 21st inst. Mr. P. TODD, aged 68.
At Whitehaven, Mr. Robert TAYLOR, aged 91.
At Workington, Mrs. Mary GILLEAD, aged 66 years. On Saturday, at the same place, Mrs. Elizabeth SULLIVAN, aged 52.
At Broughton-in-Furness, Mr. John GAWITH, aged 17.
At Mosser, parish of Brigham, Mr. WATSON, aged 67.
At Maryport, on the 14th instant, Mrs. Frances HODGSON, pawn-broker, aged 64.
At Hastings, on Sunday last, J. H. SMYTH, Esq. M. P. for the University of Cambridge.
On Friday week, in Borrowdale, Elizabeth REAY, aged 38 years.
Last week, in Kendal, John BARROW, Esq. deputy recorder, aged 50 years.
At Bridge-end, Old Hutton, near Kendal, Mrs. Jane CORNTHWAITE, in her 87th year. She had six sons and five daughters, all of whom she lived to see married and settled; she was grandmother to eighty-seven persons, and great grandmother to thirty-seven; and such is the spread of her family, that the sun is continually shedding its lustre upon some of her offspring, as they are dwellers in Europe, Asia, and America. She was near forty-three years a wife, and twenty-four a widow; she died the same month, and on the same day of the month, on which she committed her husband to the grave, twenty-four years before.
At Ulverston, Mrs. SEATLE, relict of the Rev. Mr. SEATLE, late of Finsthwaite.
At Cheltenham, on Saturday the 19th inst. the Rev. Wm. Shippen WILLES, of Astrop House, Northamptonshire, Prebendary of York, and Rector of Preston Bissett. He was third son of Mr. Justice WILLES.
At Haughton-le-Skerne, near Darlington, on the 16th inst. Major John MALCOLM, late of the East India Company's service. He particularly distinguished himself at the storming of Seringapatam, &c.
In Peel, Isle of Man, on the 5th inst. Mrs. Elizabeth HIGGINS, widow of the late Mr. J. HIGGINS, merchant, aged 65 years.
On the Land Arctic expedition, in North America, most deeply regretted, on the 20th October, 1821, just twenty-four years of age, Lieutenant Robert HOOD, R. N., eldest son of the Rev. Dr. HOOD, of Bury, Lancashire.—The Expedition, to which he was attached, had accomplished its object, and after dreadful sufferings from distress of every description, had, on its return, nearly reached a place of safety, when, most lamentable to relate, Lieutenant HOOD was assassinated by a Canadian!—He was a young man of the greatest promise. He had entered the Navy at the early age of 11; and had served as Midshipman under some of the most distinguished Officers; the late Sir Peter PARKER, Admiral Sir C. ROWLEY, the Hon. Captain DUNCAN, Admiral Sir Pulteney MALCOLM, &c. with whose most marked approbation, and indeed, particular friendship, he had been honoured.
On the 4th inst. at Grahamston, Glasgow, William GORDON, aged 96, who was buried on Thursday following in the Anderson burying-ground. This singular individual, who had for 10 years past worn the same coat, patched and mended, and who is said for seven years never to have used soap in washing himself, left behind him an immense quantity of keys, old and new, highly burnished; a hatful of pins; 15 large screws; from 90 to 100 hammers, adzes and gimblets; a great quantity of bottles and jars; and what may appear most singular, a roomful of boy's tops, peeries, whips, &c. His collection of sticks is curious. These, with gold and silver watches, are in the possession of his executor. For many years he wore a polished key on his thumb, and a gold watch in one pocket and a silver one in the other.
Mrs. GARRICK.—This venerable lady, the widow of the inimitable GARRICK, died in London, on the 17th inst., in the 99th year of her age, having survived her husband 43 years and nine months, he dying in Jan. 1779. Mrs. G. was so conscious of her approaching dissolution, it is said, that she ordered the sheets which were on the bed when GARRICK died, and which were scrupulously preserved by her, to be aired and put upon her bed. Whilst the servant was doing this, the old lady expired in her chair.
A Morning Paper announces the death of Mr. Nugent BELL, who had acquired some celebrity by his exertions in the case of the Huntingdon Peerage. An action to recover a sum of money advanced to him for the investigation of a claim to an estate was tried on Friday, and a verdict passed against him: on Friday evening he died.
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