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LONDON AND ITS VICINITY.
Sept. 14. Two old houses in Exeterstreet, Catherine-street, Strand, which with fourteen others had been long ago condemned, fell with a tremendous crash. After infinite exertion, five out of six persons were dug out of the ruins. Two of them, an old woman named Hedgley, and a child of six months old, named Stokes, were quite dead; but the other three, a girl also named Stokes, a boy of nine or ten years of age, and a young woman, were alive. Mrs. Stokes, mother of the above children, was found dead the next day.
Oct. 5. The Tottenham Court-road Chapel, erected by the late Geo. Whitfield, on a building lease for eighty years, the term of which has lately expired, has ceased to be a place of public worship. Nineteen thousand pounds were offered by the managers, and refused by the proprietors.
Oct. 6. The young Queen of Portogal and suite arrived at Grillon's Hotel, Albemarle-street. They travelled from Bath in four carriages and four and two post-coaches. At Falmouth, Bath, Reading, Marlborough, &c. the young Queen was warmly welcomed. Some of the local corps of yeomanry were drawn out to receive her, and every mode of respect which could be locally provided was freely furnished on this occasion.-She arrived at Falmouth, in the Imperatriz frigate, on the 24th Sept., and was received with all the honours usually paid to a royal per
Oct. 25. This day was fixed by the Directors of the St. Katherine's Dock Company for the opening of the Dock already completed. On this occasion 8,000 red tickets were issued, which admitted the possessors to occupy the southern and western warehouses with the adjacent quays, wharfs, sheds, and docks, over which they were permitted to range without restriction. Two thousand blue tickets were issued by way of special invitation to his Majesty's Ministers, the Foreign Ambassadors, Directors of the other Dock Companies, &c. &c., which admitted the holders to the full range of the warehouses. The company was enlivened by several military bands of music. About a quarter before two the noble ship Elizabeth, an East Indian free trader, made her majestic entrée amidst a discharge of artillery and universal burrahs. The other ships that entered were the Mary, a Russian trader of 343 tons, the Prince Regent, of 400 tons, and several others from the Baltic, Cape of Good Hope, and Scotland. They were all gaily decorated and well manned. Soon after three the company were moned to the refreshment rooms by the band playing, "Oh the roast beef of old EngJand;" and hilarity was kept up for some hours after with toasts, healths, &c.
Oct. 1. Opened with Shakspeare's Hamlet. Mr. Young played the Prince, and Miss Kelly Ophelia.
Oct. 9. Was produced Miss Mitford's The materials of it are tragedy of Rienzi, and met with very distinguished success. taken partly from the splendid narrative of Gibbon; partly from the still more graphical and interesting account of Rienzi's eventful career, contained in the second volume of L'Abbé de Sade's Memoires pour servir à la vie de Petrarque; and, as far as the female characters are concerned, entirely from invention. Young is the hero, and inimitably well he embodies Miss Mitford's character. Claudia Rienzi's daughter has additional interest from its affording a debut to Miss Phillips, whose pathos, intelligence, and modest sweetness have enchanted the theatrical world.
Oct. 1. This house opened the same evening with its rival, and also with one of Shakspeare's dramas. As you like it was selected, and well performed. The house has been refitted with very great taste, and a new drop scene produces a fine effect.
Oct. 22. A translation of the Comédie Vaudeville, called La Belle Mère, by Scribe and Bayard, was produced, under the title of the Stepmother; but coolly received.
Sept. 29. This little house commenced its campaign under the joint management of Matthews and Yates, the two extraordinary "multitude in themselves." They commenced with two new pieces, entitled. My Absent Son or Brown Studies, and Wanted a Partner, a piece intended to introduce the circumstances of the union of the two great mimics. They are, we believe, both the production of Mr. Buckstone.
Oct. 9. A new burletta, entitled The May Queen, was produced, and has admirably suc
Oct. 21. A lively, interesting, dramatic burletta, in two acts, from the pen of Mr. Planché, called the Mason of Buda. The music by Rodwell. Very well received. SURREY THEATRE.
Oct. 1. A new domestic drama, under the title of Dissipation in Humble Life, was produced, and enthusiastically received. It has the merit of being one of the most moral pieces on the stage.
Oct. 17. A petite comedy, under the title of Right at last, the production of Mr. G. Collins Gibbon, was very well received.
Oct. 20. An historical drama, by Moncrieff, and entitled, the Pestilence of Marseilles, or the Four Thieves. It is rather heavy, particularly the first act, but met with a very favorable reception.
Promotions and Preferments-Births.
PROMOTIONS AND PREFERMENTS.
GAZETTE PROMOTIONS, &c.
Sept. 25. Hon John Townshend to be Groom of his Majesty's Bedchamber.
Oct. 11. Nicholas Carlisle, of Somersetplace, esq. F.S.A. to be a gentleman of his Majesty's privy chamber in ordinary.
Member returned to serve in Parliament. Tralee.-Sir Ed. Denny, of Tralee-castle, co. Kerry, Bart.
March 20. At Poona, East Indies, Robert Arbuthnot, esq. son of Sir W. Arbuthnot, to Anne, second dau. of Col. Fitzgerald, C. B. 20th Reg.-25. At Calcutta, Capt. H. P. Cotton, Aid-de-camp to Gen. Pine, eldest son of Charles Cotton, esq. of Kingsgate, Isle of Thanet, to Georgina, youngest dau. of Major-Gen. Pine.-26. At Calcutta, Robert Forbes, youngest son of Lord Forbes, to Frances Dorothy, second dau. of Tho. Law Hodges, esq. of Hemsted, Kent.
Aug. 4. At Newport, Isle of Wight, Daniel De Lisle, esq. to Miss Anne, third dau. of the late Sir P. De Havilland, of Guernsey.- -6. At Guernsey, Lieut.-Col.
Rev. W. F. Hook, Holy Trinity V. Coventry. Rev. J. T. Maine, Husbands Bosworth R. co. Leic.
Rev. F. S. Newbold, Stickney R. co. Linc.
Rev. R. Hutchinson Simpson, M.A. Chaplain
Rev. C. Crofts, Head Master of Evesham
Rev. W. Grice, Second Master of Queen Eliz. Free Grammar School, at Horncastle, co. Lincoln.
Rev D. B. Hickle, Head Master of Hawkeshead Free Grammar School, near Kendal, Westmoreland.
Rev. R. R. Knott, Head Master of the Free
John Abel Smith, esq. a son.-
De Havilland, to Miss Harriet Gore, niece of Sir Ralph Gore, bart.——26. At Hull, the Rev. Tho. Davidson, of Ipswich, to Harriet, youngest dau. of the late Rev. J. Armitstead, of Cranage Hall, Cheshire.
Sept. 11. At Clifton, Nicholas Jersey Lovell, esq. of Lodway House, St. George's Somerset, to Mary, eldest dau. of John Warne, esq. of Clifton.- -At Oxted, W. Helder, esq. of Furnival's Inn, to Eliza, third dau. of the late Lieut.-col. F. W. Bel
lis, E. I. C.- -At Sutton Benger, Wilts, Geo. B. Carr, esq. of Green Lettuce-lane, London, to Harriet, youngest dau. of MajorGen. Bowness.- -At South Mimms, Middlesex, Lieut. Fred. Henry Le Mesurier,
R. N. to Jane Cath. only child of the late
-At St. Alban's, the Rev. Charles Gape,
Mary, dau. of Geo. Watson Smyth, esq. of
Lately. At St. George's Hanover-square, Tho. Stackhouse Burton, esq. to Miss Caroline Seymour, dau. of the late Jonathan Sadler, esq. and grand-dau. of the late Adm. Lynn.-At Bombay, T. G. Gardiner, esq. only son of the late Col. Gardiner, of Bellevue, Southampton, to Mary Frances, dau. of Sir John P. Grant, of Rothiemurchus, Invernesshire.
Oct. 2. At Gillingham, Norfolk, the Rev. Joseph G. Round, to Eliz. Martha, dau. of Rev. J. Lewis.At Iwerne Minster, Dorset, the Rev. Ed. Bower, Rector of Closeworth, to Eliz. Ann, second dau. of T. B. Bower, esq. of Iwern House.-W.Wrangham Collins, esq. of Manchester-square, and son of the late Gen. Collins, to Henrietta, eldest dau. of the Rev. C. W. Shuckburgh, of the Moot, Downton, Wilts.-At St. George's Hanover-square, Major J. Neave Wells, R. E. son of the late Adm. Wells, to Marianne, dau. and co-heiress of the late Benj. Wade, esq. of New Grange, co. York,
-At St. George's, Bloomsbury-square, T. Coventry, esq. barrister-at-law, to Eliz. only daughter of Mr. Justice Littledale.4. At Horsham, Lieut.-Col. R. Beauchamp, son of the late Sir Tho. Beauchamp Proctor, Bart. of Langley Park, Norfolk, to Sophia, dau. of the late Benj. Ball, esq. of Dublin. Dublin, Sir C. Dillon, -At St. Thomas's, Bart. of Lismullin, co. Meath, to Sarah, widow of the late Rev. J. C. Miller, D. D. At Bath, Chas. Thos. only son of Chas. Conolly, late of Midford Castle, Somerset, esq. to Jane Anne, dau. of Philip -At Bangor, Lawless, late of Dublin, esq.Col. H. White, M.P. to Eleanor, eldest dau. of W. S. Dempster, esq. of Skibo, co. Su-10. At Clifton, W. Rowland therland.Alder, esq. to Miss M. A. Hanson, ci-devant Countess of Portsmouth-14. At Mapledurham, Rev. J. Adair, Colpoys, son of Vice Adm. Griffith Colpoys, and Rector of North Waltham, Hants, to Ann, eldest dau. of the Lord Bishop of Chester.-15. At Llan badarn, co. Cardigan, Augustus, eldest son of John Frank Newton, Esq. of Weymouth, to Letitia Frances Henry, eldest dau. of Sir Robert T. Ricketts, of The Eims, Gloucestershire, Bart.
DUKE OF SAN CARLOS.
July 17. At Paris, of aneurism in the heart, aged 57, the Duke of San Carlos, Ambassador from Spain to the Court of France, and formerly to this country.
He was a native of Lima, and received bis education in the principal college of that city, the rector of which was his governor. At the age of seventeen he went to Spain, where he progressively attained his military rank, became a grandee of the first class, counsellor of state, &c. He commenced his military career as Colonel in the second regiment of Majorca infantry, of which bis uncle was Colonel-proprietor. He served in the Catalonian campaign, in the war of 1793; and as a volunteer in the Toulon expedition.
On the death of his uncle, Colonel San Carlos was appointed Chamberlain, and afterwards Governor, to the Prince of the Asturias, now Ferdinand VII. His system of education, however, not being in accordance with the political views of Godoy, Prince of Peace, the influence of that profligate adventurer deprived him of his honourable post. Yet, such was the consequence of San Carlos, that he was named Major Domo to the Queen in 1801, when the Court was occupied with negociating an alliance between the heir of Spain, and his cousin, a Princess of Naples.
In 1805, he was invested with the office of Major Domo to Charles IV.; but in 1807, sometime previously to the imprisonment of the Prince of the Asturias, through the intrigues of Godoy, in the palace of the Escurial, he was removed from Court, and appointed to the Viceroyship of Navarre. Three months after his assumption of that government, he was ordered to consider himself a prisoner in the citadel. This measure is understood to have been taken in consequence of a report that the Duke of San Carlos had ventured to advise the heir-apparent to deprive the queen-mother of all political influence, in the event of the King's death, his Majesty being at that time very ill, and also to put Godoy upon his trial. It was on the 29th of October that Ferdinand's papers were seized, his person placed in durance, and he and his counsellors declared to be traitors. In the subsequent investigation of the Escurial, the Duke was subjected to close and severe examination; and though liberated at the GENT. MAG. October, 1828.
same moment as the Prince, he was ordered to remove sixty leagues from Madrid, not to reside within twenty leagues of the coast, and not to fix his abode in Navarre.
When the French armies entered Spain he resided at Alfaro. In the mean time, the insurrection in Aranjuez broke out, Prince Ferdinand ascended the throne (March 1808), imprisoned and confiscated the property of Godoy, and appointed the Duke of San Carlos GrandMaster of the Household and Member of his Privy Council. The Duke arrived in Madrid some days before his royal master's departure for Bayonne, accompanied him in his journey, and had several conferences with Buonaparte on the subject of exchanging the crown of Spain for that of Etruria. In these conferences the Duke invariably insisted that Ferdinand would not consent to any treaty without the enjoyment of his liberty, or without the sanction of the Cortes. In the interim, Godoy had been liberated in Madrid, through the influence of Murat. He immediately proceeded to Bayonne, whither he was followed by Charles IV. and his queen. The old monarch then retracted his abdication, and ultimately his son was compelled to restore to him his crown. Ferdinand, Joseph Buonaparte having first been placed on the throne of Spain, was sent to Valençay, in France, whither he was accompanied by the Duke of San Carlos, the Canon Escoiquitz, &c. The Duke remained with Ferdinand till be, with Escoiquitz, was ordered by Buonaparte to Paris. While in that capital, he availed himself of the opportunity to confer with the diplomatic agents of Russia, Prussia, and Austria, on the affairs of Spain. Buonaparte afterwards suspecting the influence possessed by the Duke, and by Escoiquitz, over his royal captive, determined upon separating them from Prince Ferdinand. The Duke was accordingly confined at Leons-le-Taulnier, and the Canon at Bourges.
In his retirement the Duke of San Carlos cultivated his taste for botany, and more particularly for history, politics, and general literature. Five years had Ferdinand and his relatives been in captivity in France, when Buonaparte, finding himself attacked by the Allied Powers of Europe, and no longer in a condition to leave a numerous army in
Spain, determined to reinstate him. In consequence of this resolve he recalled the Duke of San Carlos to Paris, in November 1813. There San Carlos communicated with the Duke of Bassano, and then went to Valençay, where, after several long discussions, a treaty was concluded on the 11th of December. The Duke, in consequence, set out for Madrid, to obtain the consent of the Regency to the treaty. He arrived there on the 16th of January 1814; but the arrangements proposed by France were not accepted, and he was under the necessity of returning to Valençay. In passing through Catalonia he had a conference with Marshal Suchet, on the subject of evacuating Spain by the French army. Previously to the Duke's arrival at Valençay, Ferdinand, impatient of his return, had despatched Don Joseph Palafox to Madrid, with new instructions. At length, after many obstructions, the King, accompanied by the Duke, set out upon his return. It was found expedient to proceed in the first instance to Saragossa; and the Cortes not choosing to give up the reins of government, they next went to Valencia, in the month of April.
On the 3d of May, the Duke of San Carlos was appointed first Secretary of State. In consequence of the refusal of General Freyre to accept the office of Minister of War, the Duke accepted it, in conjunction with that of Minister of the King's Household. The former post. he soon afterwards resigned in favour of General Eguia.
The Duke of San Carlos was presented by the Emperor of Russia with the decoration of the order of the Black Eagle; -by the King of Prussia with that of the Red Eagle; and by the King of Naples with the insignia of the orders of Saint Ferdinand and Merit, and Saint Januarius;-with a very flattering letter of thanks from his Sicilian Majesty, for his having contributed to his re-establishment on the throne.
OBITUARY.-Earls of Marr and Erne.
In October 1815 he was nominated Ambassador to the Austrian Court. In 1817 he was recalled, and sent in the same capacity to the Court of Britain, where he resided some years, till replaced by the Duke of Frias. His next and last diplomatic appointment, which he held until the time of his death, was at the French Court. His health is said to have declined very rapidly since the death of his favourite daughter, the Countess de Lessine. He is succeeded in his title and estates by his eldest son, the Count del Puerto, au officer in the royal guards of Spain.
Soon after the restoration of King Ferdinand, the Duke his minister commenced the task of introducing a system of economy into the kingdom. He established a junta of ministers, over whom he presided, took various measures for a general repair of the roads, increasing the number of canals, and reviving the credit of the national bank; and he established several academies for the cultivation of the arts and sciences. Notwithstanding these very laudable exertions, his enemies were numerous; and finding them increase, he obtained permission in Nov. 1814, to terminate bis ministerial functions.
EARL OF MARK.
Sept. 20. At his seat, Alloa House, Clackmannanshire, aged 56, the Right Hon. John Thomas Erskine, thirteenth Earl of Marr and Baron Erskine.
He was the eldest son of John-Francis, the late Earl, by Frances, only daughter of Charles Floyer, esq. Governor of Madras; and succeeded his father in the title, Aug. 20, 1825. His wife was Janet, daughter of Patrick Miller, esq. by whom he had issue, 1. the Right Hon. John-Francis-Miller, born in 1795, and now Earl of Marr; 2. Jean, who died in 1806; 3. Lady Frances-Jemima; and 4. another daughter.
EARL OF ERNE.
Sept. 15. In Great Denmark Street, Dublin, aged 96, the Right Hon. John Creighton, Earl of Erne, Viscount and Baron Erne, of Crum Castle, co. Fermanagh, a representative peer for Ireland, a Privy-Counsellor in that kingdom, Governor of the County of Fermanagh, a trustee of the Linen Manufacture, &c.
This venerable peer was born in 1732, the second, but eldest surviving son of Abraham first Lord Erne, by his first wife, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the Right Hon. John Rogerson, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench in Ireland, He succeeded his father in the barony, in June 1772, and on the 12th of October, 1773, first took his seat in the Irish House of Peers. He was advanced to the dignity of Viscount Erne, of Crum Castle, by patent dated Jan. 6, 1781; to the Earldom of Erne August 18, 1789; and he was elected a Representative Peer for Ireland in 1800, at the memorable epoch of the Union.
The Earl was twice married: first, in February 1761, to Catherine, second daughter of Robert Howard, D.D. Bishop of Elphin, and great-aunt to the present Earl of Wicklow. By this lady, who died June 15, 1775, his Lordship bad issue:-1. Lady Elizabeth, who married James King, esq. and died in 1794; 2.