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1828.) OBITUARY. Hon. and Rev. A. G. Legge.--Hon. Sir G. Grey. 371 the Right Hon. Abrabam, now Earl of ter in 1817, and to tbe Chancellorship Erne, but still unmarried ; 3. the Hon. and the Rectory of North Waltham in Jobn, Lieut.-Col. in the Army, and Go- 1819. vernor of Hurst Castle, who married in Mr. Legge was married at Blithfield, 1797 Jane, daughter of Walter Weldon, Dec. 15, 1795, by Dr. Bagot, Bishop of St. esq. by Aune, only daughter and heiress Asaph, to that prelate's niece Honora, of Sir Samuel Cooke, Bart. of St. Catbe- daughter of the Rev. Walter Bagot, rine's near Dublin, and has issue; 4. Rector of Blithfield. I By this lady, Patience, wbo died young ; 5. Lady Ca- who is aunt to the present Lord Bagot, therine; and 6. tbe Hon. Meliora, who and survives her husband, he had issue died in 1784. The Earl married, se- tbree sons and five daughters : 1. the condly, July 22, 1776, Lady Mary Her- Rev. George-Augustus, the late Vicar of vey, eldest daughter of Frederick Au. Bray. He married, Aug. 20, 1825, Augustus, fourth Earl of Bristol and Bishop gusta, eldest daughter of William-Bowof Derry, sister to the present Marquess yer Atkins, of Braywick Grove, esq. but of Bristol, to the late Duchess of Devon- died witbout issue in the following June, shire, and the Countess of Liverpool. and is briefly noticed in our vol. xcvi. i. By the Countess, who survives him, he 646. 2. Charlotte-Anne, married in had an ouly child : 7. Lady Elizabeth- 1825 to the Hon. and Rev. Artbur-Pbilip Caroline-Mary, married March 30, 1799, Perceval, son of Lord Arden. 3. Anotber toJames-Archibald Stuart-Wortley-Mac- 4. Heneage-Walter, who was a kenzie, esq. now Lord Wharucliffe. Midsbipman, R. N. but died March 2,
1827, aged 22 (see our last vol. part i.
285). 5. anotber son. HON. AND REV. A. G. LEGGE.
6. Honora, who
died July 7, 1814. 7. Frances-CatheAug. 21. At the house of his brother
rine, who died an infant Nov. 27, 1812. the Hon. Henry Legge on Blackheatb, 8. Henrietta-Elizabeth, who died Feb. aged 55, the Hon, and Rev, Augustus- 26, 1824, in her Ilth year; and 9. a George Legge, M.A. Chancellor and Pre- daughter born in April 1816, bendary oi Wincbester, Chaplain to his Mr. Legge's death was awfully sudMajesty, Rector of Wonston and North den. Whilst sitting at dinner he was Waltham in Hampshire, and a Justice seized with an attack, supposed to bave of the Peace for that county; brother to been occasioned by suppressed gout, and the late Earl of Dartmouib, K. G. and expired in a few minutes. He was a man the late Bishop of Oxford ; and uncle to of real kindness of heart and amiable the present Earl.
manners; and his loss is sincerely laHe was born April 21, 1773, the mented by bis numerous relations and eighth and youngest son of William ibe friends. second Earl of Dartmoutb, by Frances Catherine, sole daughter and beiress of
Hon. SiR GEORGE GREY, Bart. Sir Cbarles Gunter Nicoll, K.B. He was educated, with otbers of his brothers, Oct. 3. At his residence in Ports, by Dr. Parr at Hatton *; and was after. mouth Dockyard, after a long and pain, wards of Merton College, Oxford, where ful illness, aged nearly 61, the Honourbe attained the degree of M.A. in 1796. able Sir George Grey, Bart. K.C.B. Cap. He was appointed King's Chaplain in tain in the Royal Navy, resident Com1798. For his or her preferments he was missioner of Portsmouth Dock-yard, entirely indebted to his balf-uncle the Marshal of the Vice-Admiralty Court at late Bishop Northt. He presented him to the Rectory of Wonston in 1797 ; tu 1 There had previously been two that of Crawley, also in Hampshire, in marriages between the families of Legge 18.. ; to bis prebendal stall at Wincbes.
and Bagot. In 1724 Sir Walter Wag
staffe Bagot, the fifth Baronet, married . Two of his letters to Dr. Pars, writ. Lady Barbara Legge, daughter of the ten in 1797 and 1816, are printed in the first Earl of Dartmouth. Afterwards Doctor's Works and Correspondence, Charles Bagot Chester, esq. (son of Sir edited by Dr. John Johnstone, vol. vill. Walter) married Catherine, daughter of
the Hon. Heneage Legge. Mrs. A. G. + Elizabeth (daughter of Sir Arthur Legge is grand-daughter of Sir Walter, Kaye), dowager Viscountess Lewisham, and the Hon. A. G. Legge was greatand mother to the second Earl of Darts nephew of Lady Barbara. Since Mr. mouth, became the second wife of Fran- Legge's marriage, a fourth alliance took cis third Earl of Guilford, and by bim place in 1807, when the present Lord had issue the Hon. Brownlow North, Bagot (grandson of Lady Barbara) marBishop of Winchester, and Louisa the ried Lady Louisa Legge, daughter of the late Lady Willoughby de Broke.
372 OBITUARY.-Hon. Sir G. Grey.-Rt. Hon. Denis Browne. [Oet. Barbadoes ; an Alderman of Portsmouth, after appointed to one of the yachts in Vice-President of the Naval and Military attendance on the Royal Family at Wey. Bible Society, &c.; younger brother to mouth, and continued to be employed Earl Grey,
on that sort of service till about April, He was born Oct. 10, 1767, the fourth 1804, wben he succeeded Sir Isaac Cofbut third surviving son of Gen. Charles fin, as Commissioner of Sheerness Dockthe first Earl Grey, by Elizabeth, daugh- yard, from whence he afterwards res ter of George Grey, esq. of Southwick in moved to Portsmouth. In June 1814, the courity of Durbam. He was a Lieu- his present Majesty, when on a visit to tenant of the Resolution in Rodney's the Aeet at Spit head, in company with action in 1782; and at the com- tbe Allied Sovereigns, was received by mencement of the war with France, in Commissioner Grey, and in consequence 1793, we find him serving on board the presented him with the patent of a BaQuebec of 32 guns; from which he was ronetcy, which is dated July 29 that promoted to the command of the Vesu- year. On the 20th May, 1820, he was vius bomb; and on the 1st Nov. in the nominated an extra K.C.B. same year, he obtained post rank in the Sir George Grey married, in July 1793, Boyne, a second-rate, bearing the fag of Mary, daughter of Samuel Whitbread, Sir John Jervis, with whom he served esq. by Lady Mary Cornwallis, and sister during the memorable West India cam- to the late Sam. Whitbread, esq. M.P. paign. At the siege of Guadaloupe be for Bedford, who had in 1788 married commanded a detacbment of 500 sea- Sir George's elder sister Lady Elizabeth men and marines, landed to co-operate Grey. By tbis lady, who survives him, with the army.
Sir George Wad issue six daughters and On the 1st of May, 1795, soon after three sons: 1. Mary, married in 1898 to Capt. Grey's return to England, and Thomas Monck Mason, Esq. Capt. R.N. whilst be was attending a court-martial 2. Sir George, born in 1799, who has at Portsmouth, a fire broke out on board succeeded to the Baronetcy ; 3. Elizathe Boyne, then at Spithead, and she beth, who became in 1817 the second was totally destroyed. (A particular wife of the Hon. Charles Noel Noel, account of this accident will be found in now Lord Barham, but died in the fol. our vol. Lxv. p. 433.)
lowing year, shortly after giving birth to Captain Grey subsequently command- a son, now heir apparent to that title; ed the Glory, another ship of 98 guns, 4. Harriet; 5. Hannah-Jean; 6. Cbarforming part of the Channel fleet. In lotte, who died at the age of eight in the following year we find him in the 1814 ; 7. Jane, married in 1896 to Victory, a first-rate, bearing the fag of Francis Baring, esq. eldest son of Sir Sir John Jervis, with whom he contin Thomas Baring, bart. ; 8. Charles; and nued during the whole period that offi- 9. a son, who died an infant in January, cer held the command on the Mediter- 1814. ranean station. He consequently assisted at the defeat of the Spanish feet
Rt. Hon. DENIS BROwne, off Cape St. Vincent, Feb. 14, 1797, on which occasion the Victory had only 1 Aug. 14. At Claremorris, aged 68, man killed and 5 wounded.
the Right Honourable Denis Browne, a Previously to his return to England, his Privy Councillor for Ireland, Governor friend the Commander-in-chief gave him of the County of Mayo, and late Knight the dormant appointment of Adjutant.. in Parliament for the same; uncle to general of the Fleet, under which he the Marquis of Sligo, K.P., and great acted in a certain degree, so as not to uncle to the Earl of Disart. give offence to the senior Captains. The He was the younger son of Peter the Admiral, in a letter to Earl Spencer, an- second Earl of Altamont, by Elizabeth nouncing his intention of resigning the only daughter and heiress of Denis Kelly, command to Lord Keith, mentions this esq. Chief Justice of Jamaica. He was circumstance, and adds, “In the state I one of the representatives of the county am in, Captain Grey is essentially neces. of Mayo in Parliament for upwards of sary to my comfort, and I hope your five and thirty years, during which time Lordship will approve of his accompanya be held paramount sway uver its intering me.'
nal discipline and local interests. In In the spring of 1800, Earl St. Vincent the long voyage of his political life, be hoisted bis flag on board the Ville de had to encounter many severe storms, in Paris of 110 guns, as Commander-in- which be proved himself a skilful and chief of the Channel fleet; and at the successful pilot. During the frying seasame time our officer assumed the com- son of foreign invasion, domestic rebelmand of that ship, which he held antil lion, and more private and local disturb. the month of March 1801. He was soon
ance, his active and vigilant mind was 1828.) OBITUARY.-Sir T. Whichcote.-Sir R. J. Woodford. 373 eminently and usefully engaged in the in Lincolnshire, esq. and by that lady punishment as well as the prevention of had eight sons and five daughters : i. crime, and in the preservation of the Diana, married in 1810, to Hermann public peace. As a ruler and a magis. Gerard Hilbers, esq. 2. Sir Thomas, trate, he did not bear the sword in vain; who has succeeded to the Baronetcy; be be was in times of danger and commu- married in 1812 Lady Sophia Sherard, tiun a terror to all who proved them- sister to the present Earl of Harborough, selves inimical to public safety, or to
and has several cbildren. 3. Henrietta, private tranquillity,--an avenger to exe- married in 1807 to Capt. James Atty, of cute wrath on those who did evil, and tbe North Lincoln Militia, and died in conduced as much as any man of bis 1810. 4. Henry, who died an infant. rank tu suppress that spirit of insubor- 5. Caroline, married in 1814 to Francis dination, so dangerous to the public Willis, esq. son of the late Archdeacon weal, and so prevalent in an often dis- of Wells. 6. Benjamin. . the Rev. tracted country. In the more private, Francis, who was of Christ's College, though not less useful, situation of a re- Cambridge, M.A. 1819, and married in sident country gentleman and landlord, 1826 Eliza, only daughter of Robert Mr. Browne was, by example and pre- Bree, M. D. 8. George. 9. Catharine, cept, an encourager of industry and married in 1816 to the Rev. John Hanagriculture. In 1822 Mr. Browne pub- mer, Vicar of Hanmer in Flintshire, lisbed “ A Letter to the most noble the third son of the present Sir Thomas Marquis Wellesley, on the present State Haniner, bart, and brother-in-law to of Ireland” (reviewed in vol. xcs. i. 439). Lord Kenyon. 10. Charles ; and 11.
For some years previous to his de- Robert, who both died infants ; 12. cease, he bad in a great measure re- Louisa; and 13. Christopher, born in tired from public life; not wiibstand- 1806. ing which, be acted as one of the Grand Jurors of bis county at the late SIR R. J. WOODFORD, BART. Assizes; and whilst in the execution of May 17. On board bis Majesty's pachis duty, he was seized with the illness ket the Duke of York, when returning which terminated fatally.
towards England, aged 44, his ExcelMr. Browne married, in 1790, his cou- lency Sir Ralph James Woodford, second sin Anne, daugbter of Ross Mabon, esq. Baronet of Carleby in Lincolnsbire, and by Lady Anne Browne, daughter of the Governor of Trinidad. first Earl of Altamont.* By this lady, He was the only son of Sir Ralpb the whu, we believe, survives bim, he had first Baronet, formerly Minister-extraorissue; 1. James Browne, esq. now M.P. dinary at the Court of Denmark, and a for the county of Mayo; 2. Peter, late character who must still be fondly reM.P. for Rye, who married in 1822 Ca- membered by the few who, like bimself, therine-Esther, daughter of the late J. adorned by their wit and graceful conPaget, esq. ; 3. Denis; 4. John; 5. versation the charming circle of the ceGeorge ; 6. Anne; 7. Elizabeth ; 8. Jane, lebrated Mrs. Montagu. He died Aug. who died in 1825; and 9. Charlotte. 26, 1810, and was succeeded by his sun
now deceased, SIR Thos. Whichcote, BART. Sir James had been fifteen years GoSept. 23. At Aswardby in Lincoln
vernor of Trinidad ; and his good judgshire, having sustained an honourable
ment, steadiness, and suavity of manand amiable character, aged 65, Sir
ners, brought that island from its turThomas Whichcote, fiftb' Baronet of that bulent, self-ruining condition, to a state place.
of order, prosperity, and internal happiHe was born March 5, 1763, the only
ness. His health being at last affected surviving son of Sir Christopher the by so long a residence in a tropical atfourth Baronet, by his distant cousin mosphere, be made a cruise to Jamaica Jane, daughter of Thomas Wbichcote of for change of air and scene. But the Harpswell, esq. Knight of the Shire of remedy was not successful; and quitting Lincoln in six successive Parliaments.
that island with an increase of alarming Sir Thomas succeeded his father in symptoms, his valuable life terminated the Baronetcy March 9, 1786 ; and serve
on bis voyage home to the more salued Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1798. He
brious climate of his native country. married, June 24, 1785, Diana, third
Sir James was never married ; and daughter of Edmond Turnor, of Penton
the Baronetcy bas become extinct. The
next male heir of the family is his cou* Mr. Browne's sister Lady Elizabeth sin, Gen. Alexander Woodford, maternal was married in 1786 to Ross Mabon, nephew to the late Duke of Gordon, esq. of Castlebar; and his sister Lady who, wbile commanding the foot guards Charlotte is wife of John Mabon, esq. of Houguemont, behaved with distin874 OBITUARY.-Sir P. Macgregor.-Sir H. Torrens. (Oct. guisbed gallantry on the ever-memora- being then only fourteen years of age, ble day of Waterloo. He is at present he commenced bis military career as an in a military station at Corfu.
Ensign in tbe 52d regiment. In June
1794 he was promoted to a LieuteSIR PATRICK MACGREGOR, BART. nancy in the 92d regiment; and in Dec. July.. In Saville-row, aged 51, Sir 1795 was removed to the 63d regiment. Patrick Margregor, Bart. Serjeant-sur. With the latter corps he joined the expegeon to the King, Vice-President of the dition under Sir Ralph Abercrombie for Royal College of Surgeons, Surgeon to the reduction of the enemy's colonies in the General commanding in cbief, and the West Indies, distinguished himself for twenty years Personal Surgeon to by his bravery on several occasions, and bis late Royal Higbness the Duke of was severely wounded in the thigh at York.
the siege of Morne Fortunée in St. Sir Patrick was the fourth but eldest Lucie, May 1, 1796. On the 9th of surviving son of James Macgregor, of June following, he rejoined the corps at Bellimore, co. Inverness, esq. by Mar- St. Vincent, and was present at the garet, daughter of Alexander Grant, of storming of three French redoubts on Tullochgorum in the same county. His tbe loth of June. He served for seven father died in India in 1794, and four months in the Cbarib country, and combrothers were all military men. Charles, manded a post in the woods during tbe the eldest, died also in India in 1782 ; reduction of those people. In March George, who was Major in the E. I. Com- 1797, on the return of the troops to Ja. pany's service, and Governor of Cudda- maica, the General rewarded his ser lore, died in 1810; James died at Bastia vices by a company in one of the West in 1795. Sir Patrick's younger brother, India corps then forming; and on one Lieut. Col. William Gordon Macgregor, occasion, when quitting the regiment furmerly of the 9th foot, is still living. with which he had been acting, the
Sir Patrick was created a Baronet non-commissioned officers and soldiers only in the present year, by patent dated under bis command insisted upon bearthe 17th of March. It is remarkable ing him in triumpb upon their shoulthat he was the very last on the roll of ders, as a rude but touching mark of Baronets.
their attachment and admiration. In He married, Nov. 12, 1806, Bridget, 1798 Sir Henry Torrens returned to daughter and beiress of James Glenny, England; and in August following was of Quebec, esq. and bas left issue: 1. appointed Aid-de-camp to Gen. White Sir William, who has succeeded to the locke. In November of the same year title, born in 1817; 2. Charles ; 3. Anne- he embarked for Portugal, as Aid-deGrant ; 4. Georgiana; 5. Bridget; and camp to General Cuyler, who command6. another daugbter.
ed the British auxiliary army sent to
protect that country from the threaten. Sir Henry TORRENS, K.C.B. ed invasion of the Spaniards under Aug. 23. While on a visit at Welwyn French influence. While holding this in Hertfordshire, aged 48, Major-Gene. situation, in Aug. 1799, he was removed ral Sir Henry Torrens, K.C.B. K.T.S. from the West India corps to the 2012 Colonel of the 2d foot, Adjutant-general regiment of foot; and bearing that his of his Majesty's forces, and a Commis regiment was to form a part of the force sioner of the Royal Military College at destined for Holland under the Duke of Sandhurst.
York, be immediately relinquished the This most able and distinguished offi- advantages of his staff situacion for the cer, who was brother to the Hon. Robert post of bonourable danger. He served Torrens, now Judge of the Common in all the different actions of this sanPleas in Ireland, and to the Ven. John guinary campaign, during which the Torrens, D.D. the present Archdeacon British army sustained its high characof Dublin, was born in the city of Lon- ter, though the object of the expedition donderry in 1779, the son of the Rev. failed. The inundation of the country, Thomas Torrens. Having lost both his and defeat of the Austrian army upon parents at an early age, he and his three the Rhine, which enabled the French brothers were left to the care of his to assemble a force four times more nu. grandfather, the Rev. Dr. Thomas Tor- merous than ours, compelled our troops, rens, a Fellow of the University of Dub. after many a desperate struggle, 10 evalin, and a gentleman of bigb literary at- cuale Holland. In the last of these containments. He received his education tests, which was sought between Egmont at the Military Academy of Dublin, and Harlaam, Sir Henry Torrens was wbere, from the hilarity of his disposi- again desperately wounded. A musquet tion, he was universally designated ball passed through his right thigh and “Happy. Harry." In November 1793, lodged in the left, from which it was
1828.) OBITUARY.Şir H. Torrens.Dr. Gall.
375 found impossible to extract it, and it new and more rapid mode of warfare of remained tbere until bis death,
the Duke of Wellington, induced Sir In Nov. 1799, after bis return from Henry to revise the old regulations, Holland, Sir Henry Torrens was pro- which were founded upon the slow Germoted to a majority in the Surrey rang- man system, and to embody into them, ers, which corps he formed and com- with great labour and zeal, the prompt manded, and served witb it one year ia and rapid movements wbicb had been so Nova Scotia. He was subsequently re- successfully adopted by the British armoved to the 86th foot, wbich be joined mies. This work met with the warm in Egypt, and commanded it on its re- approbation of the Commander-in-chief, turn across the desart on its return to and has been generally admired by miliIudia; as be did subsequently for two tary men for the clear and masterly me years, when in the field during the war tbod of the arrangements. with Scindia. After which he obtained The death of Sir Henry Torrens was leave to return home on account of ill awfully sudden. Apparently never in health, in consequence of a coup de so- better health and spirits than on the leil. At St. Helena, however, be reco- fatal day which closed his bonourable vered bis health, and married Miss Pat. and exemplary life, he went out for an ton, daughter of the Governor. He then airing on horseback, accompanied by returned to India, served there till 1805, Lady Torrens, bis two daughters, and on tbe 1st of January in which year he some gentlemen. He was seized with was promoted to the rank of Lieut.-Col. apoplexy, but did not fall from his horse.
After his return to England, Liento- As soon as it was discovered that he was Col. Torrens was employed for fifteen in a fit, he was carried into the house, months in the staff as Assistant Adju- and every effort was made to effect his tant-general for the Kent district; he recovery, but without success.
From was removed as Major to the 891h foot; his first seizure, till the moment of bis and in 1807 joined the expedition a- decease, two bours afterwards, he never gainst Soutb America, as Military Secre- spoke. tary lo the Commander of the Forces, By the desire of his fanily, the funeLt. Gen. Whitelocke. At the attack of ral of Sir Henry Turrens was private. It Buenos Ayres be received a contusion took place at Welwyn, on the Thursday from a musket ball, which sbattered a following his death, August 28. His resmall writing apparatus which was slung mains were attended to the grave by one to his side. On bis return to England of his earliest and most attached friends, be was appointed in December 1807, Lieut.-Colonel d’Aguilar. Assistant Military Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief. In 1808 he serva
DR. GALL. ed in the expedition to Portugal as Mi- Aug. 22. At his country bouse, at litary Secretary; and was present at the Montrouge, near Paris, aged 71, the cebattles of Ruleia and Vimiera, for which lebrated pbrenologist, Dr. Gall. battles he wore a medal; but in October Jean Joseph Gall was born in 1758, of that year be returned to England to in a village of the Duchy of Baden; his bis former Secretaryship, and afterwards parents were in trade. It was at Baden succeeded as Chief Secretary.
where he first commenced his education, In 1811 he was appointed to a com- then at Brucksal, and afterwards at pany in the 3d Guards; in 1812 he was Strasburgh, where he studied medicine, made Aid-de-camp to the Prince Regent under professor Hermann; it was at with the rank of Colonel, and in 1814 be Vienna in Austria, tbat he became inattained that of Major-General. In No- vested with the title of Doctor, in the vember 1815 he was appointed Colonel year 1785, and afterwards followed the of the Royal African corps, in September pracsice of medicine; but at this place 1818 removed to the ed West India re- he was not permitted to develope his giment; and in August 1822 to the 2d new ideas on the functions of the brain, foot guards.
which he had founded both on scientific About eight years ago he was appoint study and observations on nature. This ed to the situation of Adjutant-general, opposition to bis views at length deterand his health, which had suffered from mined him to visic tbe north of Ger-, excessive exertion and close confinement many, and he was well received in all: wbile he was Military Secretary, was the capitals of the German States, as entirely restored. The last important well as in Prussia, Sweden, and Denwork of Sir Henry Torrens, in his situa- mark, and he explained his system, betion of Adjutant-General, was the revi. fore several Sovereigns, by whom he was sion of tbe army regulations. The ex. honoured with marks of esteem and adperience of the campaign, and more miration. He likewise visited England, particularly the successful adoption of a and at length determined to go to and