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but, from the first, its close was foreseen; and we know from those in close connexion with her, that her spirit was placid and resolved, and that she looked forward to the approach of the last struggle without a fear.

GEORGE PINCKARD, M.D. May 15. In Bloomsbury-square, aged 67, George Pinckard, esq. M.D. Physician to the Bloomsbury Dispensary.

Dr. Pinckard was a distinguished member of the College of Physicians, and in extensive private practice. In early life he was attached to the medical department of the army, having accompanied the expedition of Sir Ralph Abercromby to the West Indies, towards the close of the last century, as Physician to the Forces. He was afterwards promoted to the rank of Inspector-General of Hospitals, and continued for many years to superintend the entire medical department of that unhealthy station. He had a mind enriched by the stores of literature, and was the author of several works. Among these, his "Notes on the West Iudies," published in three octavo volumes, 1806, is regarded as a production of standard utility as a medical guide to the climate, abounding in original and intelligent views of the state of society, and accurate statistical information. Dr. Pinckard was the founder of the Bloomsbury Dispensary, and continued the Physician for upwards of thirty years. To his professional exertions, and unremitting solicitude for its welfare, that charitable institution mainly owes its flourishing state. The severe visitations of bodily pain, to which for the last ten years he was occasionally subject by the disorder which so abruptly cut short his existence, compelled him to relax somewhat in the number of his personal attendances at the infirmary, and at the bed-side of the poor; but his mind continued to the last to watch over and promote its interests. In a pamphlet published shortly before his death, he has left proofs of the intelligence of his mind, and of his active benevolence in the cause of the poor.

A coroner's jury assembled to inquire into the circumstances of his sudden death. Dr. Rehard Pinckard, his nephew, said he resided in the same house with the deceased, and on Friday morning, May 15, his uncle proceeded to take breakfast, witness reading to him during the time. While thus engaged, a patient called, and Dr. George Pinckard went down stairs to him. In a minute or two witness heard a sound as if something had fallen heavily, and shortly afterwards the bell rang. The female patient who

had called on the deceased, told him, that after Dr. Pinckard had examined her throat, he turned round to write her a prescription, but before he got to the table he fell down, and in less than two minutes was a corpse. Dr. Williams of Bedfordplace, and Dr. Moore of Lincoln's-innfields, deposed that they were present at the examination of the body, and they had ascertained that the deceased laboured under a disease termed angina pectoris for a considerable length of time. They fouud partial ossification in the vessels about the heart, and also inflammation of the aorta. The jury returned a verdict

of "Died by the visitation of God."

Dr. Pinckard was married June 27, 1817, to Miss Eastwood.


March 30. At Dorchester, on his road from Torquay to London, aged 76, Richard Sharp, esq. of Park-lane, and Mickleham, F.R.S. and S.A.; a gentleman well known in the literary world as "Conversation Sharp."

Though a great part of his life was spent in the superintendence of extensive commercial concerns, of which the responsibility rested on himself alone, he made such good use of his leisure, as to merit and receive the title of a man of letters, not the least distinguished of his time.

His "Letters and Essays in Prose and Verse," recently published, show that, if he had more exclusively devoted himself to study and composition, he might have taken a high station among our moral philosophers and moral poets. His taste and judgment were so correct, that Sir James Mackintosh, who was well acquainted with him, said that Mr. Sharp was the best critic he had ever known. His advice, which was equally valuable in matters of speculation and of practice, was always at the service of his friends, in whose reputation and success in life he never failed to take a lively and a generous interest. He was not less distinguished by his benevolence and kindness of heart, than by his powers of conversation. At the general election of 1806, he was returned to Parliament for Castle Rising, for which he sat till 1812, and was afterwards chosen for Portarlington, for which borough, we believe, he sat until 1820. In politics he was in principle a steady and consistent Whig; and though he had latterly retired from Parliament, no one was more watchful of political events, or more anxious for the extension of civil and religious liberty, and the improvment of the moral condition and happiness of society. Mr. Sharp has left behind him upwards of 250,000l. He has bequeathed

to Miss Kinnaird, his niece, to whom he was most affectionately attached, 150,0007, and he has fairly distributed 100,000l. among his other nieces and nephews.

SIR GEORGE TUTHILL, M.D. April 7. In Cavendish-square, Sir George Tuthill, Knt. M.D. Fellow of the College of Physicians. He was of Caius College, Cambridge; in 1794 was fifth Wrangler; and was subsequently elected to present a University address to the King.

Sir George Tuthill's entrance upon his professional career was considerably protracted, owing to an untoward circumstance, from which he was somewhat romantically delivered. Previous to the war with France, having proceeded to Paris, he was, with his lady, included among the numerous detenus at that period. When he had continued in captivity for some years, Lady Tuthill was at length recommended to appeal to the generosity of the First Consul; and, being provided with a petition, she encountered Napoleon and his suite on their return from hunting, and respectfully presented her memorial. The result was propitious, and in a few days they were on their road to England.

This accomplished physician was for many years attached to Bethlem and the Westminster Hospitals, and was highly esteemed by his professional brethren for his extensive professional acquirements, and general erudition. Under a cold exterior, Sir George Tuthill carried a very warm heart, and was much beloved by his patients and friends-he was pecu liarly straightforward in his transactions, and was always actuated by the finest feelings of a gentleman and honourable man. His friendship was not readily given; it was never slightly withdrawn. Sir George was strictly a sententious speaker he spoke in quick, short sentences, seldom uttering a word more than the occasion required, or omitting one that was necessary. He was for many years a lecturer on the practice of physic, &c, and, at one time, boasted the largest class in London; of late, his practice had been chiefly devoted to diseases of the brain, and his name has usually been included among the evidences in the Commissions de lunatico inquirendo. He was appointed to deliver the Harveian oration at the College of Physicians, on the 25th of June, and with his friends Sir Henry Halford and lately deceased colleague Dr. Maton, was actively engaged in effecting such wholesome reforms in the College as he deemed the improvement in the present state of medical science had GENT. MAG. VOL. IV.

rendered necessary. He was, however, a firm opponent to radicalism in the profession.

Sir G. L. Tuthill received the honour of knighthood, April 28, 1820. Sir George's malady was inflammation of the larynx-his medical attendants were Sir H. Halford, Dr. Warren, Dr. Watson, and Mr. Laurence. Mr. Knox, of the Westminster Hospital, also sat up with him. He died after an illness of 10 days. His funeral took place on the 14th April at St. Alban's. Many individuals of rank were desirous of paying the last sad token of respect to his memory; but Mr. Basil Montagu, his executor, directed that his funeral should be strictly private, in obedience to the wishes of Sir George, who was known to have an aversion to the pomp and show of mourning. He has left a widow and daughter.

His library, containing a good collection of books in medical, botanical, and miscellaneous literature, was sold by Messrs. Sotheby on the 26th and 27th of June.


May 9. At Chelsea, aged 66, Mr. William Blanchard, the eminent comedian.

He was a native of York, where he was brought up by an uncle, the printer of one of the newspapers, who apprenticed him to the same business. At the age of seventeen, however, he left home to join a company of comedians at Buxton, in Derbyshire, then under the management of Mr. Welsh. He made his debut under the assumed name of Bentley, in the part of Allen a Dale in Robin Hood, and a favourable reception induced him to pursue his theatrical career. His success continuing, he was induced after a year or two to appear in his proper name, and performed some of the most usual tragic characters, as Romeo, young Norval, Barnwell, &c.

When he had attained the age of twenty, he became a manager on his own account, and opened theatres at Penrith in Cumberland, Hexham in Northumber land, and Barnard Castle and Bishop's Auckland in Durham, After a few seasons he relinquished management a poorer man than when he commenced.

In 1793 he was engaged by Mr. Brunton, for the Norwich company; in which he had abundant opportunities for the display of his talents. In particular his performance of rustic characters, old men, smart servants, sailors, &c. obtained him some applause, and rendered him an established favourite throughout that circuit. His increasing reputation attracted the attention of the managers of Covent Garden, who at once engaged him for five

years commencing with the season of 1800. On the first of Oct. he made his first bow to a London audience, in the characters of Acres in the Rivals and Crack in the Turnpike-gate.

His correct delineation of the numerous characters which he successively assumed in play, farce, and opera, made him an universal favourite. His Fluellen, Menenius, Polonius, Pistol, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Sir Hugh Evans, and many others, were evidences of the soundness of his judgment and versatility of his talents.

Mr. Blanchard was twice married, and had several children. His health, neither benefited by poverty, misfortune, nor seeking means to forget them, had been for some time impaired. On the Tuesday previous to his death, he dined at Hammersmith, and about 6 in the evening quitted his friends for his residence at Chelsea. On his way, he must have had a fit and fallen into a ditch, from which it appears that he could not extricate himself until nearly 3 o'clock in the morning. On the day after, he got up and shaved himself, but in the course of the evening was visited by another severe fit, which was succeeded by one on the Thursday, still more violent, and on the following day he died. His remains were interred in the burialground of Chelsea New Church, attended to their final resting-place by his youngest son, aged 15; Mr. Fearman, his son-inlaw; his brother-in-law, Mr. Harrold; Mr. Fisher, father of Miss Clara Fisher; Mr. W. Evans, Mr. Thomas Grieve, Mr. Drinkwater Meadows, Mr. F. Matthews, Mr. Warner, and Mr. Tilbury. All the members of the dramatic corps would, from the high esteem they entertained for poor Blanchard, have attended his obsequies, had not his own particular relations wished the ceremony to be performed as privately as possible. He was fortunately a very old member of the Covent-garden Theatrical Fund, and hence his widow will receive for life an annuity of 101. per annum.

There is a portrait of Mr. Blanchard in the European Magazine for July 1817.


March 26. In Upper Gower-street, aged 77, the Rev. William Agutter, formerly Chaplain and Secretary to the Asylum for Female Orphans. He was of Magdalene college, Oxford, M. A. 1781; and published the following sermons: The Abolition of the Slave Trade considered in a Religious Point of View, preached at Oxford, 1788; On the death of his friend, the celebrated Rev. John Henderson, at Bristol, the same

year; The Origin and Importance of Life, at Northampton, and at Carshalton, for the Royal Humane Society, 1789; Christian Politics, or the Origin of Power and the Grounds of Subordination, at Northampton 1792; The Sin of Wastefulness, at St. Vedest, Foster-lane, 1796; Deliverance from our Enemies, at the Thanksgiving, 1797; The Faithful Soldier and True Christian, and The Miseries of Rebellion considered, two sermons at Northampton, 1798; The Difference between Death of the Righteous and the Wicked, illustrated in the instances of Dr. Samuel Johnson and David Hume, esq. before the University of Oxford, 1806.


April 15. At Stoke, Plymouth, the Rev. Robert Turner, M.A.

April 20. At Lopen, near Crewkerne, aged 85, the Rev. John Templeman.

April 21. Aged 67, the Rev. J. Flockton, Vicar of Sherbourne, Norfolk, to which he was collated in 1831, by the Bp. of Ely.

April 21. Aged 67, the Rev. Thomas Mears, Rector of All Saints' and St. Lawrence's, and Vicar of St. John's, Southampton. He was of Wadham college, Oxford, M. A. 1792. He had performed his clerical duties in Southampton for upwards of forty years; but was presented to the livings by the Lord Chancellor, in the year 1817. The rectory of All Saints will in future be held distinct from that of St. Lawrence.

April 26. At Teignmouth, aged 76, the Rev. George Fortescue, Rector of St. Mellion, and St. Pennick, in Cornwall, to the latter of which churches he was presented in 1789, and to the former in 1793. He was of Merton College, Oxford, B.C.L. 1785.

April 27. At Thorpe, Surrey, aged 66. the Rev. John Leigh Bennett, Vicar of that parish. He was of Braze-nose college, Oxford, M. A. 1796; and was presented to Thorpe in 1806, by the Lord-Chancellor, The death of his youngest son is noticed in p. 101.

April 29. At Antingham, Norfolk, (found hanging in his school-room) the Rev. John Hubbard, Vicar of Little Horstead, to which Church he was instituted in 1823 on his own presentation.

At Dewsbury, Yorkshire, aged 56, the Rev. John Buckworth, Vicar of that parish. He was of St. Edmund hall, Oxford. M. A. 1810, and was presented to Dewsbury in 1807 by the Lord Chancellor, having previously laboured for two years as Curate of that extensive parish.

April 29. At Morden, Surrey, aged 90, the Rev. John Witherington Peers, D.C.L. more than 57 years Rector of that parish, and for 65 years incumbent of

Chislehampton, co. Oxford. He survived five days his great-grandson, J. Witherington, only son of the Rev. John Witherington Peers, Curate of Old Shoreham. He was of Merton Coll. Oxford, M.A. 1770, D.C.L. 1778; was presented to both the churches above named by C. Peers, esq.

April 30. At Clare Hall, Hants, aged 76, the Rev. Andrew Sharp, Vicar of Bambrough, Northumberland, to which Church he was presented in 1792 by the trustees of Lord Crewe's charity.

May 2. At the residence of his mother, Lexden, near Colchester. aged 36, the Rev. Harvey Bawtree, of Gorleston, Suffolk. He was of Trin. coll. Camb. B.A 1815, M. A. 1818.

May 4. At Newark upon Trent, aged 65, the Rev. William Bartlett, Vicar of Newark and East Stoke. He was the grandson of John Bartlett, esq. formerly of Cortin Denham, co. Dorset, and an alderman of Bristol. He was of St. John's coll. Oxf. M. A. 1814, and was presented in the same year to Newark by the King, and to East Stoke by the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. He has left a large family.

May 4. Aged 63, the Rev. Charles Child, Rector of Overton Longueville, Hants. He was of St. John's coll. Camb. BD. 1811; was for several years Curate of Thiselton in Rutlandshire; and was presented to Overton Longueville in 1826 by the Earl of Aboyne.

May 6. At North Meols, Lancashire, the Rev. Gilbert Ford, Rector of that parish. He was of Wadham coll. Oxf. M. A. 1798; and was presented to his living in 1798 by Ford, M.D.

May 9. At Craike, Durham, aged 55, the Rev. Powell Colchester Guise, Rector of that parish, and Vicar of Elmore and Longney, Glouc. brother to Sir John Wright Guise, Bt. K C.B. He was of Christ Church, Oxford, M. A. 1804; was presented to Craike in 1818 by the late Bishop Barrington, to Elmore by his brother, and to Longney by the Lord Chancellor. He married Oct. 13, 1808, Maria, second dau. of Nathaniel Clifford, of Frampton Court, co. Glouc. esq and had issue William Christopher, who died Feb 2, 1834, æt. 22, and other children.

May 20. At Freckenham, Suffolk, aged 51, the Rev. Samuel Tillbrook, Rector of that parish. He was formerly Fellow of Peterhouse, Camb. where he graduated B. A. 1806 as 6th Senior Optime, M.A. 1809, B.D. 1816. He was presented to Freckenham by his college in 1829, and married on the 15th Dec. that year ■ fourth dau. of John Ayling Sussex.

May 21. At Grassby, co. Lincoln, aged 50, the Rev. Wm. Hutton Wilkinson, Vicar› of that parish and Kirmington. He was of Trin. coll. Camb. B. A. 1811, as 17th Senior Optime, M.A. 1814; was presented to both his livings in 1812, to Grassby by Mrs. Wilkinson, and to Kirmington by Lord Yarborough.

May 27. At the rectory, Bangor, aged 75, the Rev. Maurice Wynne, LL.D. of Llwyn, co. Denbigh, the last male descendant of the house of Gwydir. He was of Jesus coll. Oxf. B.C.L. 1790, D.C.L. 1798; was presented to the vicarage of Great Wenlock in 1793 by Sir W. W. Wynne, Bart. to Bangor in 1798 by P. L. Fletcher, esq. and to the chapelry of Overton in the same year by Earl Grosvenor.



Feb. 5. Aged 90, retired commander John Maver, R.N.

April 3. At Woolwich, aged 15, crushed under a great iron roller which was being drawn by fifty boys, Mr. Onslow, a cadet of the Royal Military Academy.


May 6. At Avenue-road, Regent'spark, aged 65, Rear-Adm. John Mason Lewis, on the superannuated list. served as a Lieut. of the Queen 98, in Howe's action of June 1, 1794; afterwards commanded the Snake sloop of war; and obtained post rank, Jan. 1, 1801. He was for many years a Commissioner of the Navy, successively resident at Antigua, Bermuda, and Malta.

May 12. At Winchmore-hill, aged 28, William Charles Haynes, esq. only son of the late Wm. Haynes, esq. of Kibworth Harcourt, Leic.

May 16. At Kensington, aged 72, Mr. Richard Harris, formerly printer of The Sun newspaper, and for many years clerk and publisher of The London Gazette.

May 18. At Bernard-st. aged 22, Launcelot, fourth son of John Barrow, esq. of Wedmore, Som.

May 20. Aged 17, Caroline-Georgiana, eldest dau. of Francis Willes, esq. of Gloucester-place.

May 22. At Camberwell, aged 80, Catherine, the wife of J. Ward, esq.

May 23. At Saville-row, aged 80, Robert Snow, esq. of the house of Messrs. Snow and Paul, bankers, Temple Bar.

At Clapham-common, aged 83, Mary, widow of Ebenezer Maitland, esq.

May 25. In Sloane-st. Sarah, wife of the Rev. T. R. Wrench, Rector of St. Michael's, Cornhill.

May 29. At Denmark-hill, Ann, wife of Wm. Manfield, esq.

May 30. In Devonshire-place, aged

45, George Thornton Bayley, esq. of the civil service on the Bengal Establishment. May 31. Aged 81, J. A. Myers, esq. first Secondary in the Remembrancer's office.

June 2. In London-street, Fitzroysquare, Sarah, widow of Capt. W. Story. June 3. At Walcott-place, Lambeth, aged 74, John Rush Cuthbert, esq.

June 4. At Clapham, aged 17, EmiliaSophia, third dau. of J. Thornton, esq.

June 6. In the Wandsworth-road, aged 75, James Denison, esq. founder and father of the Commercial Traveller's Society.

June 8. In Green-st. Grosvenor-sq. aged 87, G. W. Smyth, esq.

Aged 90, R. Fisher, esq. of Aldersgate-street and Mitcham.

In Hertford-st. May-fair, aged 5, Cradock Trevor Zacchia, youngest child of Benjamin Hall, esq. M.P.

June 10. In Park-place, Regent'spark, John Eames, esq.

At Clapham, in her 86th year, Margaret, relict of Andrew Van Yzendoorn, esq. of Mount-row, Lambeth, and formerly of Rotterdam. Also June 12th, in Burton-crescent, aged 23 years, Frederick Herman Arnold Bicker Caarten, esq. her grandson, eldest son of the late Adrian Herman Bicker Caarten, esq.

June 11. At the house of her son-inlaw, the Rev. Josiah Pratt, in Finsburycircus, aged 87, the widow of J. Jowett, esq. of Newington.

June 14. At Saville-row, Margaret, widow of T. Brent, esq.

June 23.

At the house of her sonin-law Mr. Baron Alderson, Caroline, widow of the Rev. Edw. Drewe, of Broad Hembury, Devon.

BERKS.-June 2. Mr. P. B. Dalton, of St. John's college, Cambridge. Accompanied by his elder brother, Mr. C. Browne Dalton, Fellow of Wadham coll. Oxford, he ascended the Thames from Eton in a two-oared boat, and on arriving at Maidenhead Weir, proceeded to bathe in the pool near Boulter's Lock. While swimming within a short distance of one another, the younger brother suddenly became exhausted, and sank, in spite of the utmost exertions of the elder, and when his body was recovered, life was extinct.

CAMBRIDGE.-May 29. At Cambridge, in her 82d year, Mrs. Pearce, widow of the Very Rev. Dr. William Pearce, Dean of Ely, eldest dau. of the Rev. Walter Sercold, of Cherryhinton.

Lately. At Queen's College, Cam. bridge, after a short illness, aged 22, Wastel Brisco, esq. youngest son of Sir Wastel Brisco, Bart. of Crofton Hall, Cumberland.

CORNWALL.-May 21. At Shillingham, Henry-Spry, fourth son of the late Edward Bennett, esq. of Exeter, and grandson of the late Rev. William Spry, Rector of Endellion.

Lately. At Penzance, J. Armstrong, esq. late Major 5th Dragoon Guards.

DERBY.-May 16. At Edensor, Florence, sixth daughter of the Rev. R. Smith, and sister to Mrs. Airy, of the Observatory, Cambridge.

At Hayfield, aged 104, Aaron Ashton. He was born in a cottage on the estate of Aspenshaw, and he recollected going to Manchester with his father, in 1745, to see the rebel army. At the age of 20 he enlisted, and was a soldier for 28 years; and at the battle of Bunker's Hill re

ceived a wound from the same shot which wounded Major Shuttleworth, of Hethersage. Within a few months of his death this old patriarch continued to walk about, and enjoyed good health and all his faculties nearly to the last.

DEVON.-May 18. At Exeter, aged 72, John Neave, esq. second son of the late Sir Richard Neave, and brother to the present Baronet. He was formerly Judge at Tirhoot and Chief Judge of Benares, both in Bengal. He married Sept. 9, 1789, Catharine, dau. of Col. Smith of Ireland, by whom he had issue three dau. and three sons: Anna- Frances; CarolineMary, married in 1819 to the Rev. Wm. Cookson, Vicar of Hungerford; Eliza, married in 1817 to John Milford of Exeter, esq.; John, Judge and magistrate at Allyghur in Bengal; Robert, magistrate and collector of revenue at Delhi; and Edgar.

May 20. At Hall, in the parish of Bishop's Tawton, aged 82, Charles Chichester, esq. for many years an active and intelligent Justice of the Peace in this county.

May 26. At Ilfracombe, William Shepherd, esq. eldest son of the late Saville William Shepherd, esq. of Coxside, Plymouth.

DORSET.-May 8. At Parnham, Lt. Oglander, of the Scots Fusileer Guards, youngest son of Sir W. Oglander, Bart. and grandson of the Duke of Grafton.

May 30. At Sutton, Tichborne Doughty, only son of Edward Doughty, esq. of Upton House, near Poole, Dorset.

Lately. Near Weymouth, Lieut.-Gen. Powell, of the E. I. Co.'s service.

June 3. Aged 6, Florence-Lucy-Hutchinson, youngest twin daughter of the Rev. Ralph Hutchinson Simpson, M. A. of Trinity coll. Cambridge.

ESSEX.-June 14. Anthony Merry, esq. of Dedham-house.

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