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ty from a few minutes after twelve till near one o'clock.

The principal article in the low ware houfes was fugar; and, as the water rofe only a few inches above the floor, and in a fhort time fell rapidly, the ground tier of the fugars only fuffered a little on that fide of the hogfhead next the floor, which will not be much injured for the refiner, and the remainder can easily be feparated for the grocer.

Port Glasgow was in a fimilar fituation. Dumbarton has also fuftained confiderable damage, and the road between that town and Dunglas having been covered by the tide, the carriers and paffengers were obliged to betake them felves to another road.

At Ayr there was a prodigious deluge on the 25th January, in confequence of the highest tide ever remembered on the coaft, and above twenty-four hours conftantrain, which fwelled the river exceed ingly. The little Light-houfe was carried away entirely; the Rope-work houfes filled with water, and hemp, &c. much damaged; many families were obliged to leave their houfes and remove their furniture. The wall between the barracks and the fea was beat down by the fury of the waves; the whole of the quay, with great part of the road leading to it, was inundated; in Mr M'Adam's ware-houses at the fhore, and in the dwelling-houfes connected with them, the water flood five feet deep, and all the cellars and ground floors on both fides of the river were feveral feet under water. The highest tide of which there is any remembrance was in January 1739, and, by marks that are ftill preferved, it appears that this was confiderably higher. Fortunately, no lives have been loft, nor has the shipping in the port suffered any damage.

Dumfries, Jan. 26.

For long time past, we have had very boisterous weather. In confequence of exceffive rains, accompanied with a moft violent wind, the river Nith rofe on Sunday morning, and on Monday to a greater height than ever has been remembered. In this town, several chimnies have been blown down, a great many houfes much injured in the roofs, and fome cottages in the neighbourhood entirely demolifhed. Between this and Glencaple, three houses, inhabited by four families, were yesterday fwept away by the great fwell of the river, and all the furniture either deftroyed, or carried into the fea. As a good deal of Barley was feen float

ing about Gleneaple Quay, we are much afraid fome of the veffels on the coaft may be loft.

At Whitehaven, the ftorm on the 23d Jan. was dreadful in the extreme. The tide, from ten to eleven o'clock at night, rofe to a height never experienced fince the year 1771; being not lefs than 22 feet at the end of the Old Quay; and the waves, from the great violence of the wind, were toffed with incredible fury over all the works of the harbour, and seemed to threaten them with entire demolition.

On Sunday the weather was more moderate, but another dreadful tempeft came on at night, which was fucceeded by as ftormy a morning: between four and fix o'clock, there was a great deal of thunder and lightning: by half paft ten, the tide had again risen to an enormous height, covering all places adjacent to the quays, and the market-place. The tide of Monday morning was higher than the former, more awful than any phenomenon of the kind that has occurred for a century paft, and we fear more deftructive. The Bulwark has fuffered confiderably, the New Quay is faid to be entirely deftroyed, and the parapet wall between the fea and Mr Rumney's house at the foot of Duke Street is washed. down; the family was taken out of the window into boats.--Boats plied in the Market-place, to take the inhabitants out of feveral of the houses. That part was inundated for four hours, and at one time the water flowed 60 yards up King Street, where no perfon living ever faw it before. During all this time the gufts of wind were tremendous, and with little intermiffion from the S. S. W. [The remainder of Scotch news is delayed till next month.] BIRTHS.

Jan. 13. Mrs Fairnie of Kilmux, a fon, at Kilmux.

15. Mrs Kinnear, of Kinloch, a fon, at Kinloch,

22. Mrs Marjoribanks of Marjoribanks, a daughter.

23. Mrs Fotheringham Ogilvie of Powrie, a fon.

24. Mrs Ramfay of Barra, a daughter. 30. The Hon. Mrs Spiers of Elderflie, a daughter, at Elderflie-House.

Lately, at Limerick, the Lady of Major Buchannan, a daughter.

Feb. 4. The Hon. Mrs Captain Hunter, a fon.

5. Mrs Mackenzie of Mountgerald, a daughter.

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Lately, at Glasgow, George Buchannan of Auchintorlie, Efq. to Mrs Jean Houfton, widow of Major James Campbell of the Royals.

at Limerick, James Paterfon, Efq. one of the Commiffioners on behalf of the Dutch prizes, to Miss Jane White, daughter of the late William White, Efq. of that city.

at Edinburgh, John Gordon, Efq. of Whitehill, to Mifs Eleanor Maitland, daughter of the deceased Pelham Maitland, Efq.

Jan. 18. At Mylnefield, Eneas Mackay, Efq. of Scotftown, to Mifs Helen Mylne, daughter of Thomas Mylne, Efq. of Mylnefield.

20. At Enfham Church, Wm. Monro, Efq. Lieutenant-Colonel of the Caithness Legion, to Mifs Bower, of Ensham-house, eldeft daughter of Edmund Bower, Efq. of Profpect Hill, Berks,

22. At St Andrew's, Mr James Smith, one of the established teachers, to Mifs Bell Stalker, only furviving daughter of Mr Alexander Stalker, late merchant there.

24. At Menie, Thomas Buchan, Efq. of Auchmacoy, to Mifs Euphemia Turner, eldeft daughter of Robert Turner of Ménie, Efq.

Feb. 1. At Coilsfield, Major Robert Dundas M'Queen, younger of Braxfield, to Mifs Lillias Montgomery, fecond daughter of Colonel Montgomery of Coilsfield.

8. At Glasgow, James Farie, Efq. younger of Farme, to Mifs Scott, daughter of Mr A. Scort, merchant.!

-. At Glasgow, Mr Archibald Hunter, manufacturer, to Mrs Jean Montgomerie.

9. At Peterhill, Mr Andrew Faulds, bleacher at Arthurly, to Mifs Chriftian Campbell, daughter of Mr James Campbell of Peterfhill.

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2. At Muffelburgh, Mr Burn, Baltic merchant, Fisherrow, to Mifs Scott only, daughter of the late Dr. Scott.


June 23. In the Weft Indies, on board, the Iphigenia frigate, Mr Dun. M'Neil, fon to the late Capt. Duncan M'Neil of Dunmore.

Laft fummer, on his paffage from Ma-* drafs to Bengal, Mr Alex. Kellie, furgeon, fecond fon of Mr George Kellie, furgeon, Leith.

Oct. 11. At Grenada, of the yellow fever, Major Norman M'Lean, of the 68th regiment. This brave officer defended the poft of Guyave for five months, with a handful of men, without once being infulted by the Brigands. But the. moment they heard of his death, they attacked it, and got poffeffion of it the fourth day after his interment. Every individual at Grenada regrets his death and even the negroes teftified, by their grief at his funeral, that they had loft, their protector.

26. At Savannah La Mar, Jamaica, Me Walter Forbes, merchant there.

In Nov. laft, at Martinique, in three, days illness, aged 19, Capt. J. Johnston, of the 79th regiment, fecond fon of Mr Johnfton of Lathrifk.

Nov. 15. At St Domingo, Wm. Hay, Efq. fecond fon of the Hon. Wm. Hay, Efq. of Lawfield, and Captain in the 834, regiment of foot.

Dec. 5. At Gibraltar, Chas. Strickland, Efq. Major of the 82d regiment.

11. At Antigua, Charles Ker, Efq. an eminent merchant of that ifland.

- At Peterwodfky, in Ruffia, Mádam Polterazky, fecond daughter of Chas. Gafcoigne, Efq.

30. At Stornaway, Mr Alex. MIver, fenior, merchant there.

Lately, at Trincomale, Mr Ja. Welsh, furgeon to the Lafcelles Eaft Indiaman,

Jan. 7. Pat. Thomson, Efq. of Warwick Court, London, merchant, and formerly a writer in Edinburgh.

8. At Clofebara, Neil Ewart, Efq. of Allershaw.

12. At Edinburgh, Alexander Sinclair, Efq. of Barrock.

13. Mrs Balfour, relict of the late Arthur Balfour, Ely. of Fernie.

14. At Schivas, Hugh Forbes of Schivas, Efq.

- At Nairn, Mrs Elifabeth Sutherland, fpoufe of Mr Rob. Forbes, furgeon.

15. At his houfe in Prince's ftreet,. Walter Hunter of Polmood, Efq. 15. At

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At his house in Inverkeithing, Capt. James Brital, of Blairlogie.

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At Gordon Cafile, Mrs A. Chrif tie, who had been for many years houfe keeper there.

16. At Camberwell, Mr David Richardfon, of Panton-fquare, London.

17. At Edinburgh, Mr Robert Williamfon, formerly merchant in Leith.

18. At Londonderry, in the 19th year of his age, Lieut. Wood of the Fifefhire fencibles. On the 21ft, his body was interred with military honours, accompanied by the fincere regret of all who knew him, for his premature death. On the 19th, the Coroner held his inquiry, when the Jury gave a verdict, "That the deceased came by his death by a fhot fired from a piftol by Lieut. Salmon."

19. At Dundee, Charles Lyle, Efq. of Kinnordy.

20. At Stromness, John Sinclair merchant.

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At Stirling, Mrs Edward Alexan

At Balgarvie-house, Mrs Robert

fon of Balgarvie.

21. At Dura, near Cupar, Mifs Ifabella Menzies,eldeft daughter of Dr Robert Menzies, phyfician there.

23. At Dunkeld, Lady Cath. Murray, infant daughter of his Grace the D. of Athol.

24. At Muffelburgh, Mrs Margaret Chrighton, fpoufe of William Chrighton, Efq. of South Carolina.'

25. At Greenock, Mrs Mary Boog, wife of Mr Dav. Williamfon, merchant there.

26. At Aberdeen, Chas. Gordon, Efq. of Buthlaw.

29. At Lancafter, Mr Alex. Stevens, fenior, architect.-A gentleman highly efteemed in private life, and the many public works he has erected are the best encomium on his profeffional merit.

30. At Afcog, in Argylefhire, Mrs Jean Douglas, relict of Archibald Macvicar, late tackfman of Auchadachown.

31. At Edinburgh, Mr Robert Wilfon,


Feb. 1. At Craighead, in the parish of Dunblane, Perthhire, in his 89th year, Michael Stirling, formerly farmer at Glafingall in that parifh, where, in 1758, he invented a threshing-mill, believed to be the firft in Scotland, and which from that year to the present has threshed annually the whole crops produced on an extenfivé arable farm.

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At Finzean, Archibald Farquharfon, Efq. of Finzean.

11. At Dumfries, Mifs Herries Efdaile.

-At Coats, Alexander Aytone, Efq.", of Kippo.

At Aberdour, the Rev. Mr Robert Lifton, minister there, in the 66th year of his age, and 42d of his miniftry.

12. At his houfe in Antigua Street, Thomas Anderfon, Efq. late of the island of Jamaica.

At Forfar, after a few days illness, Bailie William Gray, aged 85 years. He enjoyed a fingularly good conftitution, never having by any trouble or fickness been confined a day to his bed previous to the diftrefs he died of. He has left behind him fifty-eight children and grand-children, befides a number of greatgrand-children.

13. At her houfe, head of St John'sStreet, Canongate, Mrs Katharine Chriftie, daughter of the deceated Ja. Chriftie of Newhall.

14. At Aberdeen, Captain Geo. Symmers, late of the 25th regiment of foot, barrack mafter of Aberdeen, and Captain of one of the Volunteer companies.

At Dumfries, in the 81ft year of his age, Mr George Gordon, late merchant there.

- At Dumfries, Mr James Miligan, merchant.




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