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tenant and Vice-Admiral of Orkney and Shetland, and President of the Society of Antiquaries in Scotland. He was the only son of the late Sir Lawrence Dundas, by Margaret Bruce, sister of the Honourable Robert Bruce, Lord Kennet, one of the Lords of Session and Justiciary. He married Lady Charlotte Wentworth, only sister of the present Earl Fitzwilliam, by whom he has left four sons and five daughters living, viz. Lawrence, now Lord Dundas, lately elected Member for the city of York; George, a Captain in the Royal Navy; Thomas, in holy orders; and Sir Robert, a Colonel in the army; Margaret, married to Archibald Spiers, Esq.; Charlotte, to Viscount Milton; Frances, to Robert Chaloner, Esq.; Mary, to the Rev. William Wharton; and Isabella, to T. C. Ramsden, Esq. His Lordship was created a Peer in 1794. He was well known in this city, where he often resided in the early part of his life, and represented Stir lingshire in several Parliaments.-Edinburgh.




Died at his house, Abbey Hill, Edinburgh, on the 19th June, the Honourable FLETCHER NORTON, senior Baron of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland, one of the oldest Judges in the three kingdoms. On the death of Baron Wynne, in 1776, he was appointed English Baron of the Exchequer in Scotland, having officiated as such, at the time of his death, forty-four years. The Honourable Baron was second son of Fletcher, first Lord Grantley, and was born in 1744. He married Miss Balmain, daughter of James Balmain, Esq. Commissioner of Excise, by whom he has left four sons and four daughters. The eldest son is presumptive heir and successor to the titles and estates of his uncle, the present Lord Grantley.

There has seldom appeared a stronger instance of the influence of manners and conduct, that is, the manners and conduct which spontaneously arise from the best feelings of our nature, when combined with the soundest judgment, in acquiring the esteem and affection of all ranks of persons in society. Baron Norton took up his residence in Scotland at a time when the prejudices between that country and England, which had been gradually subsiding after the rebellion in 1745, were revived by the periodical publication of the North Briton. But these prejudices were converted into sentiments of regard for him as soon as he was known.

In a judicial capacity he was eminently distinguished for a precision and soundness of opinion, a calm unruffled temperance of manner, and an accuracy of judgment which have seldom, if ever been surpassed. His personal appearance on the Bench was

particularly noble and dignified, and will long be remembered by those who have had an opportunity of observing him engaged in the official duties of his station. These qualifications, combined with a conscientious and unremitting attention to every department of the office with which he was intrusted, an integrity which could not be shaken, and an attractive urbanity of manners, rendered him a bright ornament of that Court of which he was so long a member, and secured him at once the respect and esteem of every individual with whom he was associated in discharging its important functions. His cordial and generous hospitality will be universally acknowledged; and the charms of his easy and refined conversation will ever dwell in the memory of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. To the sportsman he may be represented as a perfect model; a constitution by nature firm and vigorous, was in him established by habits of unwonted activity and exertion; and to the last year of his life he retained that juvenile ardour and energetic elasticity of mind which endeared him even to the youthful enthusiast in the sports of the field. To the poor, and those who have none to help, his loss will be irreparable. By them his approach to the various districts in which he was accustomed to reside, was ever hailed with the liveliest joy and acclamation, and his departure deplored with the mingled homage of blessings and tears.

In domestic life, the effects of his amiable qualities were most interesting. As a husband, a father, a friend, and a master, he was equally revered. His fund of information-of anecdotes, admirably well told

his social disposition, and the gentlemanly pleasantness of his manners, made his society universally coveted.

Resentment had no place in his bosom. He seemed almost insensible to injury, so immediately did he pardon it. Amongst his various pensioners were several who had shown marked ingratitude; but distress with him covered every offence against himself.

His attention to religious and moral duties was uniform and constant. Not a Sunday passed, either in town or country, when he was prevented from going to church, that the service of the Church of England, and a sermon selected from the works of the best English and Scots divines, were not read to his family; and so inviolable was his regard to truth, that no argument could ever prevail upon him to deviate from the performance of a promise, though obtained contrary to his interest, and, by artful representations, imperfectly founded.


Died on the 20th June, at Caroline Park,

near Edinburgh, ARCHIBALD COCKBURN, Esq. late of Cockpen. Mr Cockburn entered into the Faculty of Advocates in 1762, and was long Sheriff Depute of the county of Edinburgh, which office he filled greatly to the satisfaction of the public. He was afterwards made Judge Admiral, and in 1790 was appointed a Baron of the Court of Exchequer, in room of Baron Stewart Moncrieffe, which he resigned in 1809, and was succeeded by Baron Clerk Rattray.


Died at his house in Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, on the 22d June, Dr JOHN MURRAY, Lecturer on Chemistry in Edinburgh.

The death of this distinguished philosopher, snatched from us in the prime of life, and full vigour of his faculties, will long be felt as a national loss. His works, now of standard celebrity at home and abroad, have, from the spirit of profound and accurate analysis, which they everywhere display, and from the force, clearness, and precision of their statements, most essentially contributed to advance chemistry to the high rank which it now holds among the liberal sciences. His very acute, vigorous, and comprehensive mind has been most successfully exerted in arranging its numerous and daily multiplying details, defining its laws, and, above all, in attaching to it a spirit of philosophical investigation, which, while it lays the best foundation for extending its practical application, tends at the same time to exalt its character, and dignify its pursuit. As a lecturer on chemistry, it is impossible to praise too highly the superior talents of Dr Murray; always perfectly master of his subject, and very

successful in the performance of his experiments, which were selected with great judgment, his manner had a natural ease and animation, which showed evidently that his mind went along with every thing he uttered, and gave his lectures great freedom and spirit. But his peculiar excellence as a teacher was a most uncommon faculty, arising from the great perspicuity and distinctness of his conceptions, of leading his hearers step by step through the whole process of the most complex investigation, with such admirable clearness, that they were induced to think that he was following out a natural order which could not be avoided, at the very time when he was exhibiting a specimen of the most re fined and subtle analysis. With him the student did not merely accumulate facts, note down dry results, or stare at amusing experiments: he was led irresistibly to exercise his own mind, and trained to the habits of accurate induction. To those solid attainments which entitled Dr Murray to stand in the first rank as a man of science, was united a refined taste, and a liberal acquaintance with every subject of general interest in literature. His manners were easy, polite, and unpretending, regulated by a delicate sense of propriety, with much of that simplicity which so often accompanies strength of character and originality of mind. He rose to eminence by the intrinsic force of his talents; he was above all the second-hand arts by which so many labour to attract attention; and a native dignity of sentiment, and manly spirit of independence, kept him aloof from all those petty intrigues which are so often employed with success to bolster up inferior pretensions.

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June 1. At St Mary-la-bonne Church, London, Admiral James Douglas, second son of the late Admiral Sir James Douglas, Bart to Miss Blathwayt, of Braynston Square.

At Aberdeen, John Fraser, Esq. of London, to Jane, eldest daughter of George Still, Esq. of Millden.

2. At Arbroath, David Scott, jun. Esq, of Newton, to Margaret, daughter of the Rev. George Gleig.

5. At Edinburgh, Warren Hastings Sands, Esq. W. S. to Miss Harriet Lindesay, youngest daughter of the late Henry Bethune, Esq. of Kilconquhar.

Mr Donald Campbell, merchant, Glasgow, to Miss Margaret Campbell, youngest daughter of the late Mr Alexander M'Pherson of Achriach, Argyleshire.

At Eastwood Manse, William Moffat, Esq. surgeon, Glasgow, to Jean, second daughter of the Rev. G. Logan, Minister of Eastwood.

At Tillywhandland, James Walker, Esq. writer, Forfar, to Catherine, daughter of Mr Wm. Michie of Carseburn.

At Bellfield, George Fulton, Esq. to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of James Stalker, Esq.

6. At Edinburgh, Mr J. Brewster, General Post Office, to Magdalene Strachan, daughter of the deceased Mr Daniel Lizars, engraver.

At Edinburgh, Mr John Maclachlan, bookseller, to Elizabeth, third daughter of Mr John Steele, merchant.

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John Hunter, his Majesty's Consul General in Spain.

7. At London, George Finch, Esq. M.P. son of the Earl of Winchelsea, to Jane, daughter of Admiral and Lady Elizabeth Halliday.

8. At London, the Right Hon. Robert Peel, M. P. eldest son of Sir Robert Peel, Bart. to Miss Julia Floyd, youngest daugh ter of the late General Sir John Floyd, Bart.

- At Camberwell Church, near London, George Warden, Esq. of Glasgow, to Sally, eldest daughter of Vincent Wanostrocht, Esq. of Alfred House, Camberwell.

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At Lybster, in Caithness, David Laing, Esq. surgeon, to Susan, only daughter of the late Lieutenant-General Sinclair of Lybster.

At Glasgow, A. F. Gray, Esq. Comptroller of his Majesty's Customs, Irvine, to Margaret, second daughter of the late Benjamin Barton, Esq. Commissary Clerk of Glasgow.

10. At St Martin's Church, London, James Imlach, Esq. of Banff, to Isabella Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. William Leslie, of Balnegeith, county of Moray.

At Cousland, John Bonar, Esq. of the Grove, to Jessie, youngest daughter of Mr George Dickson, Cousland.

12. Michael Ramsay, Esq. of the Hon. East India Company's service, to Helen, fourth daughter of the deceased Wm. Richardson, Esq. late of Keithock.

At Edinburgh, Walter Cook, Esq. writer to the signet, to Mary, second daughter of the late Alex. Chrystie of Balchrystie, Esq.

At Edinburgh, James Anderson, Esq. younger of Stroquhan, to Mary, eldest daughter of the Rev. Dr Anderson, George's Square.

At Falkirk, James Thomson, Esq. of Reddoch, to Agnes, youngest daughter of the late Alex. Boyd, Esq.

13. Josiah Howard, Esq. Stockport, Cheshire, to Janet Buchanan, youngest daughter of James Provand, Esq. merchant, Glasgow.

16. At St James's Church, London, Peter Rose, Esq. of Demerara, to Huntly, third daughter of Wm. Gordon, Esq. of Aberdeen.

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20. At London, the Hon. and Rev. George Pellew, third son of Admiral Viscount Exmouth, to the Hon. Frances Ad dington, second daughter of Lord Viscount Sidmouth.

At Edinburgh, the Rev. W. M. S. Preston, A. M. of Stratforth Vicarage, Yorkshire, to Margaret, only daughter of Charles Moyes, Esq. of Lumbenny, Fifeshire.

21. At Edinburgh, Charles Lennox Cumming, Esq. of Roseisle, to Miss Mary Elizabeth Bruce of Kinnaird.

23. At Edinburgh, Stair Hawthorn Stewart, Esq. of Physgill, to Miss Johnston, only daughter of the late James Johnston, Esq. of Stratoun.

28. At Edinburgh, William Jardine, Esq. younger of Applegarth, to Jane, youngest daughter of the late Mr D. Lizars, at her brother's house, No. 6, George Street.


August 26, 1819. At ea, on his voyage to Calcutta, Mr William Farnie, surgeon on board the Abberton East Indiaman, son of Mr Thomas Farnie, Kilconquhar, Fifeshire.

September 14. At Purnea, Captain William Macpherson.

24. Captain William Dallas, formerly of the Country Service.

October 20. At Peddy Gurral, the lady of G. Meikle, Esq. surgeon to his Highness the Nizam's Russel Brigade.

21. At the Presidency, Captain Thomas Douglas, 5th native infantry.

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At Sankerrydroog, Captain J. T. Kettle, 4th N. V. B.

December 27. At Colombo, island of Ceylon, Charles Hay, Esq. son of the late Alexander Hay, Esq. of Mordington.

January 23, 1820. In Jamaica, in the prime of life, James Wallace, Esq. of Mayfield, (only son of the late Mr John Wallace, teacher, who died at Glasgow, on the 1st of the same month.)

25. Of palsy, at Atcherrypaukum, on the route to Trichinopoly, Lieutenant G. C. Johnstone, Royal Scots.

February 9. On his passage home from India, Mr Robinson Murray, son of the late Mr George Murray, Edinburgh.

March 10. Suddenly, while walking in his garden, near Tangier, in the 73d year of his age, James Simpson, Esq. American Consul to the Emperor of Morocco, formerly Russian Consul at Gibraltar, and partner in the house of Anderson and Simpson, merchants there.

17. On board the Surrey, homewardbound East India ship, Eliza Susanna Foulis, infant daughter of LieutenantColonel David Foulis, of the Madras Cavalry.

31. At Jamaica, Miss Popham, daughter of Sir Home Popham.

April. At St Croix, in the West Indies, George Allan, Esq. nephew of the Rey. Alex. Allan, late Episcopal minister in Edinburgh.

1. In Jamaica, of a fever, Charles Wight, son of Alex. Wight, W. S.

6. At Old Harbour, Jamaica, Chas. Copland, Esq. late of Aberdeen.

May 3. At London, Mrs Christian Davidson, wife of Mr Thomas Hay.


At Ratisbon, the Rev. James Robertson, through whose perilous exertions the gallant Romana, with his ten thousand Spaniards, effected their escape from the north of Germany, and soon after joined their countrymen who were then struggling for their independence.

5. At Perth, Captain Archd. Campbell, on the half pay of the 56th regiment.

At Smart's Buildings, London, in her 105th year, Ann Henley. She used to sit at various doors in Holborn, to sell her cushions; was short in stature, always wearing a grey cloak, and was as mild and modest in her deportment as she was cleanly in her person.

7. At the Manse of Assynt, Helen, wife of the Rev. Hugh Mackenzie, D. D. minister of that parish.

9. At Aberdeen, in the prime of life, Dr James Simpson.

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At Rineton, the Rev. James Macdonald, chaplain to the late 76th regiment of foot, son of the late James Macdonald, Esq. of Rineton.

12. At Biggar, Mrs Margaret Noble of Baddingsgill, at the advanced age of 82.

At Braehead Manse, Mrs Sommerville, widow of the late Mr Samuel Som merville of Ampherlaw.

12. At Auchtermairny, Fifeshire, Margaret Marianne Lundin, third daughter of the deceased Christopher Lundin, Esq. of Auchtermairny.

At Inchgarth, near Forfar, after a long illness, Mrs Elizabeth Ure, spouse of the Rev. John Skinner, and daughter of the late John Ure, Esq. Sheriff-clerk of Forfarshire.

Suddenly at Nairn, in the 70th year of his age, the Rev. Isaac Kitchen, upwards of 40 years minister of the Secession congregation there.

13. At Edinburgh, Mr James Sawers, bookseller.

At Airth Castle, Mrs Graham, widow of William Graham of Airth, Esq.

At Newport, Isle of Wight, Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Worsley, senior Major of his Majesty's 34th regiment of infantry, Captain of Yarmouth Castle.

At Hamburgh, Mrs Mary Cunningham, eldest daughter of the late Mr John Cunningham, Dirleton, and spouse of Alexander M'Laren, Esq. merchant, Hamburgh.

15. At Lyons, Michael, second son of Robert Bogle, Esq. of Gilmorehill.

At Pitnacree, Archibald Menzies, Esq. of Pitnacree.

16. At Aberdeen, Patrick Milne, Esq. of Crimonmogate.

At Montrose, Mrs Jean Straton, daughter of the late Patrick Straton, Esq. of Montrose, in the 85th year of her age. A lady, whose highly benevolent disposi-tion must long endear her memory to her relatives, and the inhabitants of Montrose. She possessed both the means and the will to do good, and was always ready to alleviate the wants and distresses of the poor. Devoid of all ostentation and vanity, she lived the life of a true Christian, and possessed her mental faculties (which were very acute) to the last. Besides leaving handsome legacies to her relatives, she has bequeathed the following sums :To the poor within the town of Montrose,

L. 1000


Mr Alex. Stewart, manager for the Most Noble the Marquis and Marchioness of Stafford.

16. At Hopeville, Caithness, Mrs Helen Sinclair, wife of David Brodie, Esq. of Hopeville. A few hours afterwards, at Stanstill, her sister, Mrs Henrietta Sinclair, of Southdun, both daughters of the late James Sinclair, Esq. of Harpsdale. Also, at Hopeville, on the 22d, Jean, second daughter of David Brodie, Esq. of Hopeville.

17. At Bourdeaux, Margaret, only daughter of James Lamont of Knockdow, Esq. At Inverness, aged 17, Catharine, third daughter of Mr James Suter, merchant.


At Sillwood Park, Sunninghill, Berkshire, Mary, the wife of George Simson, Esq. aged 48.

At Dunfermline, Mr Alexander Reid, merchant there.

18. At Laurieston, Miss Anne Erskine, eldest surviving daughter of the late John Erskine of Carnock, D. D. one of the ministers of Edinburgh.

19. At Livingstone's Yards, after a few days illness, Mr James Combe.


At her house, Baxter's Place, Mrs Smith, widow of the late Mr Thomas Smith, merchant, Blair Street.

20. At Broughton Place, Edinburgh, Mrs Wallace, widow of the late James Benjamin Wallace, Esq. Bombay.

At Tranent Lodge, Miss Margaret Inglis, daughter of the late Claud Inglis, Esq. merchant in Edinburgh.

21. At the Manse of Portmoak, Christina Drummond Riddell, third daughter of the Rev. Dr Laird, minister of that parish. In Gower Street, Bedford Square, London, Alex. Hendras Sutherland, Esq. F. S. A.

22. At Milton, the lady of Sir David Hunter Blair, Bart.

At Linkfield, Musselburgh, Anna Maria Angel, youngest daughter of the late Mr Alex. Pew, Leith.

-At Ardoch, Mrs Moray Stirling, widow of Charles Moray Stirling, Esq. of Abercairney.

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At Banff, James Gardiner, Esq. late of the Island of Jamaica.

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At Bath, the Right Hon. Lord Sherborne.

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At Airblas, near Hamilton, Gavin

Alston, Esq. W. S.

At Edinburgh, Mr James Cockburn, lately of the Linen Hall, Edinburgh, aged 87.

· At Dunrobin Mains, Sutherlandshire,

23. At Pinkieburn, near Musselburgh, Alex. Lindsay, Esq. late physician in Dub

James Patrick, Esq. of Knowhead, Stirlingshire.

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At the residence of her father, Clapham Common, of a rapid decline, in her 22d year, Matilda, eldest daughter of Thos. Newton, Esq. Warwick Square, London.

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