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1834.] OBITUARY.-Sir G. Bisshopp, Bt.-Sir H. D. Hamilton, Bt. 553 and the zealous, persevering attention The mother of Sir George was Jane, which the President gave to the interests only daughter of William Atkinson, Esq. of the Institution, not less than the of Pall-mall. She was married secondly catholic and amiable spirit in which he to the Rev. Lucius Coghlan, D.D. and presided over it, amply justified the choice died in London, since the death of her of the Provisional Committee. To his son, on the 10th of April. Lordship’s sound judgment and conci- His father having died during his inliatory manners, the Bible Society has fancy, the charge of his education devolved been not a little indebted for having wea- on his mother's second husband, Dr. Coghthered the storms which it has had to en- lan, who watched over the interests of his counter. For some time past, the in- beloved ward with a tenderness and fidecreasing infirmities of age precluded his lity beyond all praise, and who was amply taking the active part in the affairs of repaid for his anxiety by the dutiful and the Society which he formerly sustained; devoted attachment of his adopted son. and the chair has been occupied at the Sir George was indebted for his original public anniversaries by his friend, Lord preferment to the friendship and interest Bexley, who, it is supposed, will be in- of his cousin the late Duchess of Dorset; vited to succeed him.
but his subsequent elevation was entirely He published in 1810 “ A letter to the the consequence of his eminent qualificaRev. Christopher Wordsworth, D.D. on tions, and high and unblemished chathe subject of the Bible Society;" and in racter. He was for some years Arch1811 “ Considerations on communicating deacon of Aghadoe, and had recently to the Inhabitants of India the knowledge succeeded Dr. Bayly in the Deanery of of Christianity.”
Lismore. On the death of his cousin In 1786 he married Charlotte, only Cecil, Lord De la Zouche, Nov. 11, 1828, daughter of James Cornish, esq. a res- without issue male, Sir George succeeded pectable medical practitioner at Teign- to the Baronetcy. mouth. By this lady who survives Sir George Bisshopp was an elegant him, his Lordship had issue three scholar and a highly accomplished man; sons and six daughters : 1. the Hon. and distinguished through life for every Charlotte ; 2 and 3, Caroline- Isabella and quality of head and heart that can adorn Emily, who both died young; 4. the the character of the Christian gentleman. Right Hon. Charles John now Lord He married, May 17, 1820, CatherineTeignmouth, born in 1796, and at present Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew Sproule, unmarried ; 5. the Hon. Anna Maria, Esq. Capt. R.N. commanding the Royal married in 1821 to the late Col. Sir Tho- Yacht at Dublin; and by that lady, who mas Noel Hill, and left his widow in died in 1832, had issue three sons and 1832; 6. the Hon. Frederick-John Shore, three daughters: 1. Sir Cecil Augustus Assistant to the Secretary to the Com- Bisshopp, who has succeeded to the missioners in the ceded provinces of Baronetcy, born in 1821; 2. HarrietBengal; he married Jan. 25, 1830, his Arabella, his twin sister; 3. Jane- Annacousin Charlotte Mary, second daughter bella; 4. George-Curzon; 5. Edwardof the late George Cornish, esq. and has Cecil; and 6. Catherine-Mary. a son, born in 1832; 7. the Hon. HenryDundas, who died in 1826, when a Cor- Sir H. DALRYMPLE HAMILTON, BART. net in the 11th dragoons, aged twenty- Feb. 23. At Bargeny hall, co. Ayr, six; 8. the Hon. Caroline-Dorothea, aged 60, Sir Hew Dalrymple Hamilton, married in 1829 to the Rev. Robert fifth Baronet of North Berwick, co. Anderson, the eminent preacher at Brigh- Haddington (1697), LL.D. &c. &c. ton; and 9. the Hon. Ellen-Mary, mar- Sir Hew was born Jan 3, 1774, the ried in 1830 to Capt. Edward C. Fletcher, eldest son of Sir Hew Dalrymple the of the 1st life guards.
fourth Baronet, M.P. for the county of
Haddington, (descended paternally from Sir G. BISSHOPP, BT. DEAN OF LISMORE. the family of the Earls of Stair; through
March 22. At Cheltenbam, aged 42, a female ancestor from the Hamiltons of the Very Rev. Sir George Bisshopp, the Bargeny, formerly peers of Scotland, *) eighth Baronet (1620), Dean of Lismore, and Chaplain to the Castle of Dublin.
When the male line of this family Sir George was born July 5, 1791, the expired, the patent of peerage (granted only son of Edward Bisshopp, Esq. the by Charles I.) could not be found, and eminent army agent (see Gent. Mag. vol. the House of Lords declared in 1740 XLII. p. 89) who was the third son of that, as the original limitation of the Sir Cecil the fifth Baronet, by the Hon. peerage could not be ascertained, they Anne Boscawen, second daughter of Hugh could not determine whether the peera Viscount Falmouth.
age was extinct or not. GENT. MAG. VOL. I.
554 Sir Thos. Hare, Bt.-Adm. Robinson.-W.C.Brigstock. Esq (May, by his cousin-german Janet, daughter of at an early age, and became ComWilliam Duff, of Crombie.
mander some time previous to the conelected to Parliament for the county of clusion of the American war; and, Haddington on a vacancy which occurred during the peace that followed, he comin 1795, and was rechosen at the general manded the Trimmer sloop. In Sept. election 1796. He succeeded his father in 1790 he was made Post Captain. At the title Feb. 13, 1800; was appointed in the commencement of the war with 1802 Lieut.-Colonel of the Ayrshire mi- France, he obtained the command of the litia; was elected M.P. for that county, Brilliant frigate, stationed in the North on á vacancy 1803, and rechosen at the Sea, and was afterwards employed in the general election in 1806, but not in 1807. reduction of Calvi. He next commanded
He married, May 19, 1800, Jane, eldest the Arethusa, in the expedition under daughter of Adam_first Viscount Dun- Sir J. B. Warren, against Quiberon. can (by Henrietta Dundas, niece to the In 1804 he was appointed to the Swiftfirst Viscount Melville), and sister to the sure, in which ship, after cruising on the present Earl of Camperdown (who in Spanish coast, be accompanied Lord 1805 married Janet, Sir Hew's sister). Nelson to the West Indies, in pursuit By this lady, who survives him, he had an of the combined fleets of France and only daughter, Henrietta-Dundas, mar- Spain. Subsequently, he commanded ried in 1822 to the Duc de Coigny. He the Royal Sovereign, and Gibraltar of is succeeded in his title and estates by his
In 1808 he was promoted to only surviving brother Major-General Sir the rank of Rear-Admiral, in 1812 to John Dalrymple Hamilton, wbo, by the that of Vice-Admiral, and in 1825 Adonly daughter of the late Sir Patrick miral of the White. Warrender, Bart. has a numerous family. Adm. Robinson married in 1799 Miss
Shirley, of Pulteney-street, Bath, who SIR THOMAS HARE, BART. died in 1811. Feb. 15. At Leamington, aged 85, Sir Thomas Hare, of Stow Hall, Nor- W. P. BRIGSTOCK, Esq. M.P. folk, Bart.
Feb. At Comb Hay House, near Sir Thomas Hare was the only son of Bath, William Papwell Brigstock, esq. Thomas Leigh, of Iver in Buckingham- M.P. for the Eastern Division of Somshire, esq. by Anne, daughter of the Rt. ersetshire, and a Magistrate for that Rev. Robert Clavering, Lord Bishop of county. Peterborough. His paternal grandmo- Mr. Brigstock had not long been resither was Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas dent in the county of Somerset, though Hare, and sister and coheiress of Sir his family* had been connected by proRalph, Sir Thomas, and Sir George Hare, perty with it. On coming forward as a of Stow in Norfolk, Barts. on which candidate for County Member, in 1832, family the title was conferred in 1611, and he stated himself to be a “staunch and became extinct in 1761. In consequence real Reformer, upon deliberate convic. of this descent, he assumed the name of tion;" and appealed to his conduct “ as a Hare by act of parliament; and was county magistrate of many year's standing created a Baronet by patent dated Dec. (though not long acting in this county), 11, 1818.
as a landlord, and as a country gentleSir Thomas Hare was twice married. man.” He was elected after a poll which His first wife was Mary, daughter of Sir terminated as follows: Francis Geary, of Polesdon in Surrey, Wm. Gore Langton, esq.
4249 Bart.; by that lady, who died in Dec. W. P. Brigstock, esq.
4003 1801, he had no issue. He married se- J. P. Miles, esq.
3603. condly, Jan. 15, 1803, the Hon. Anne- Jir. Brigstock married, June 16, 1817, Elizabeth Graves, second daughter of Emma- Margaret, second daughter of the Thomas first Lord Graves, and by her late Rev. George-Henry Glasse. wbo died Sept. 11, 1823, bad issue one daughter and one son: Elizabeth-Anne;
RICHARD MARTIN, Esq. and Sir Thomas Hare, born in 1807, who Jan. 6. At Boulogne, in his 80th bas succeeded to the title.
year, Richard Martin, esq. formerly M.P.
for the county of Galway. ADMIRAL MARK ROBINSON,
This eccentric personage was origiFeb. 21. At Freshfield, near Bath, nally a gentleman of good fortune, and aged 80, Mark Robinson, esq. Admiral was elected to represent the county of of the White.
Galway in the first parliament after the This gallant officer was son of RearAdmiral Robinson, who lost a leg in the Several of the family are recorded action off Cape Henry, Sept. 5, 1781, in Croydon Church ; see Steinman's His. and died in 1799. He entered the Navy tory of that town, pp. 181, 182, 191.
1834.] OBITUARY.--Col.Wardle.--W.A. Brooke, Esq.-- A. Aufrere, Esq. 555 Union, of which measure he had been a into obscurity. It was doubtless conwarm advocate. He resided at Ballyna- venient for him to retain his seat in Parhinch in that county; and commanded a liament as long as possible, which he did troop of yeomanry, and a corps of in- until the dissolution in 1812; but he was fantry. He was also particularly attached not elected a second time. He subseto the sports of the field. But his fame quently employed himself, for a time, chiefly rests upon his devoted patronage, in farming near Tunbridge in Kent, but in his latter days, of those members of was finally obliged to escape from his the brute creation, which are doomed to creditors by taking flight to the Conti. suffer in the streets of the Metropolis. In their defence he obtained an Act of Parliament which is known by his name;
W. A. Brooke, Esq. and, whilst he continued in London, he
At Benares, in the East was indefatigable in bringing before the Indies, William Augustus Brooke, esą. magistrates cases in which it might be This Gentleman went to India in the put into execution.
civil service of the East India Company At length, however, in the year 1826, in the year 1768, and was, at the time Mr. Martin lost his election for the of his decease, the oldest servant on the county he had then represented in six Bengal Establishment. After filling vaparliaments; and his embarrassed circum- rious minor offices he became, about the stances consequently drove him abroad. year 1796, Senior Judge of the Court of His son, Richard Martin, esq. of Ballyna. Appeal, or Superior Court at Calcutta. hinch, is the present Member for Gal- In January 1804 he was transferred in wayshire.
the same capacity to Benares, where he
continued till his decease. He held the COLONEL WARDLE.
office of Senior or Presiding Judge of the Nov. 30. At Florence, in his 720 Court of Appeal, in conjunction with that year, Gwyllym Lloyd Wardle, esq. for- of agent or representative of the Gover. merly M.P. for Oakhampton.
nor-general in Benares, till March 1829; This notorious personage was originally when he relinquished his duties as a cria Colonel in the Welsh Fuzileers, with minal judge, retaining his civil functions which regiment be served in Ireland only till March 1833. He then wholly during the rebellion of 1798. At the resigned his judicial appointments; but general election of 1807, he got into Par- continued to reside in Benares, as the liament for Oakhampton, and in Jan. Governor-general's agent, till his de1909, he attained no little popularity from his successful motion for inquiring into He was a man profoundly versed in the conduct of the Duke of York, in the the laws and institutions of the natives of ofice of Commander-in-chief. Though India, and is one of the few instances the inquiry terminated with a majority of which have occurred of that complete 278 to 176, in favour of the Duke, yet alienation or expatriation of mind, and the objects of faction were sufficiently indifference to their native country, which answered, by the popular clamour which has sometimes appeared in persons who drove his Royal Highness, for a time, have been long resident in India. from bis office. Col. Wardle thereupon acquired a sudden and extraordinary popu. ANTHONY AUFRERE, Esq. larity; his portrait was blazoned in every Nov. 29. At Pisa, in bis 77th year, little print shop, medals were struck in Anthony Aufrere, esq. of Old Foulsbam his honour; and the sapient corporation Hall, in the county of Norfolk. of London voted him the freedom of the He was the eldest son of Anthony city, in a box of 100 guineas' value. Aufrere, esq. of Hoveton Hall, Norfolk,
Not six months, however, had elapsed who died in 1814, in his 85th year, having before Mrs. Mary Ann Clarke, who had been for more than fifty years an acting been the prime mover of his proceedings, magistrate for that county. His mother broke off her acquaintance. . An uphol. was Anna, only daughter of John Norris, sterer prosecuted him for the expenses of esq. of Witton in Norfolk, and sister to furnishing the lady's house, and be was John Norris, esq. the founder of the cast in several hundred pounds damages. Norrisian professorship at Cambridge, By this circumstance bis real motives and and the last male descendant of the antient character were sufficiently exposed. How family of Norris of Speke near Liverpool. ever, he continued for a time to prosecute Mrs. Aufrere died April 11, 1816, havhis military inquiries in the House of ing just entered her 82 year, and a meCommons; but by degrees the whole moir of her will be found in the Gentlebusiness faded away from the public man's Magazine, vol. lxxxvI. i. 381. mind, and the principal agent relapsed Early in life Mr. Aufrere acquired a
556 OBITUARY.-Col. Leonard.—Capt. J. R. Lapenotiere, R. N. [May, taste for German literature, and he trans- siege of Alexandria. In 1803 he was lated and published the following works; appointed Town Major of New BrunsA Tribute to the memory of Ulric von wick; and in 1805 he obtained a ComHutten, from Goëthe, 1789. Travels pany in the New Brunswick regiment, through the Kingdom of Naples in 1789, afterwards the 104th foot, and continued from the German of Salis., 1795. A to hold both those appointments until warning to Britons against French per- 1813, wben he resigned the former, on fidy and cruelty; or, a short account of his regiment being ordered to Canada. the treacherous and inhuman conduct of In April he was appointed Deputy Assisthe French officers aud soldiers towards tant Adjutant-general; and in that situathe peasants of Suabia, during the inva- tion obtained permission to head his comsion of Germany in 1796, selected from pany in the attack made on Locket's well authenticated German publications, Harbour on the 29th of May, in which with an Address to the people of Great his company suffered severely, and he was Britain, by the Translator, 1798.
himself wounded. On the 19th Feb. 1791, Mr. Aufrere In the campaign of 1814 he was again married Matilda, youngest daughter of actively employed. He bore a part in Gen. James Lockhart, * of Lee and Carn- the action of the 25th of July at Lundy's wath in North Britain, a Count of the Holy Lane, and was honourably mentioned in Roman Empire; in consequence of wbich Sir Gordon Drummond's despatches of connection he became the editor of the that action. In the assault on Fort Erie, “ Lockhart Letters,” in 2 vols. 4to. con- on the 15th of August, he was severely taining much curious correspondence be- wounded, and disabled from further sertween the ancestors of that family, and vice in the campaign. He succeeded to the confidential supporters of the Pre- the Majority vacated by the death of tender, previous to and during the Re- Lieut.-Col. Drummond, who was killed bellions of 1715 and 1745, which corres- at Fort Erie, and served with the 104th pondence was locked up for more than in Lower Canada until it was disbanded half a century, in order that every one in 1817. He subsequently retired to a concerned in it might be defunct before small property he had purchased, part of its publication.
the ground on which the action of Lundy Mr. Aufrere was an excellent modern Lane was fought, and there closed his hoscholar, and a master of the Italian and nourable career. French as well as German languages. He was formerly a frequent correspond- CAPT. J. R. LAPENOTIERE, R.N. ent of the Gentleman's Magazine under Jan. 26. At Fannyvale, near Listhe signature of Viator A.
keard, Cornwall, John Richards LapenoBy his lady, who survives him, he had tiere, esq. Capt. R.N. one son, and one daughter, the former This officer's great-grandfather, Frede. married to the youngest daughter of the rick de la Penotiere, was the son of a late Mr. Whertman, an opulent merchant French nobleman, but held the rank of of Hamburgh; and the latter, in 1818, to Colonel in the English army, and marGeorge Barclay, esq. merchant, of New ried Bridget, daughter of the Hon. John York, son of Colonel Barclay, his Ma- Fielding, D.D. fifth and youngest son of jesty's Commissioner for the American William third Earl of Denbigh. Boundary.
Mr. J. R. Lapenotiere was born at
Ilfracombe, in 1776, and went first to sea LIEUT.- COL. LEONARD.
in 1780 with bis father Lieut. Fred. LaOct. 31. At Lundy Lane, near the penotiere. In 1785, his great-uncle Safalls of Niagara, Lieut.- Colonel Richard muel Salt, esg. M.P. then Deputy GoLeonard.
vernor of the South Sea Company, being He entered the army as an Ensign in a warm patron of the King George's the 54th foot, in Dec. 1796, and became
Sound Company, a new design for carryLieutenant in the February following. ing on the fur trade on the western shore After serving in Ireland during the rebel. of America, he went out thither with lion of 1798, he embarked from South- Mr. Nathaniel Portlock, one of the fel. ampton, and joined Sir Ralph Aber- low voyagers of Capt. Cook. cromby in the Mediterranean. He dition returned there years after, with served the campaign of 1801 in Egypt, very indifferent success. and was Assistant Engineer during the
In 1791-3 he again sailed with Lieut. Portlock in the Assistance 110, in the
voyage described in Portlock's 66 * See an account of this family, now
round the World." represented in the male line by Sir Charles In March 1794 he joined the flag-ship Lockhart, of Lee and Carnwath, Bart. in of Sir John Jervis, under whom he Gent. Mag. Aug. 1816.
served at the reduction of the French
The expeWest India islands, after which conquests C. Boyle, by whom he was often emhe was promoted to the rank of Lieu- ployed in boats, and was wounded at the tenant, and appointed to command the capture of a convoy, inside of la VenBerbice schooner. He returned home as dome; on which occasion he had the first of the Resource frigate.
honour of being noticed by Lord Nelson, In 1800 Lieut. Lapenotiere obtained and received a grant from the Patriotic the command of the Joseph hired cutter, Fund. in which he was several times engaged In Jan. 1805, when at Jamaica, he with the enemy, near Brest, and when was appointed to the Franchise, in the employed in affording protection to the boats of which he was employed on seveMediterranean trade. She was paid off ral occasions, particularly at the capture in the spring of 1803, and Lieutenant La- of the schooner El Carmen in 1806. penotiere was soon after appointed to the On the Franchise leaving that station he Pickle schooner, which was attached to was removed into the Veteran, the flagLord Nelson's feet at Trafalgar, He ship, as Acting Lieutenant, and afterhad the honour of bringing home Vice- wards also, in 1806, to the command of Admiral Collingwood's despatches an- the Gypsey schooner of 6 guns; in which, nouncing that glorious victory; he was early in 1807, he captured the Julia, a immediately promoted to the rank of Com- Spanish schooner of nine guns and 89 mander, and was presented with a sword men, after an action of two hours and a of 100 guineas value from the Patriotic balf, in which more than half of the Fund at Lloyd's.
enemy's crew were killed and wounded. In 1806, Capt. Lapenotiere was ap- Upon this, Admiral Dacres nominated pointed to the Orestes 16, employed on him Lieutenant of the Pert; but he was the North sea until the summer of 1807, not confirmed in that rank until eighteen when he was attached to the armament sent months after, in the Favourite, in which against Copenhagen. Hewas subsequently he remained until the middle of 1810. employed on the Plymouth station, In August of that year he was appointed where, besides other captures, he took in to the Undaunted, from which he ex1810 the Loup, Garou privateer, of 16 changed in 1813 to the Leviathan, in guns, in a very honourable manner. He order to return home to recruit. was advanced to post rank Aug. 1. 1811. On his arrival in England, he heard of
Capt. Lapenotiere was twice married. the loss of his brother, George Watt, His first wife was Lucie Rohanna Marga- first Lieutenant of the Shannon, in the retta Shean, daughter of a gentleman in battle with the Chesapeake; and he had Brecknockshire, by whom he had four scarcelyjoined his family, when the newsardaughters. The eldest surviving daugh- rived of the death of another brother, Capt. ter is the wife of the Rev. W. Cuthbert, J. E. Watt, commanding the Surinam, M.A. of Beech Field house, Doncaster. and returning from seven years' service in He married secondly, in 1805, Mary Ann, the West Indies. Having thus lost both daughter of the late Lieut. John Graves, his brothers, and the former in so memo. by whom he bad seven children.
rable an action, by a shot from his own [A more extended memoir of Capt. ship, while in the act of hauling down the Lapenotiere will be found in Marshall's colours of the enemy, Lieut. Watt memoRoyal Naval Biography, Suppl. Part 11. rialized the Admiralty for promotion, as was pp. 384-390, from which the present has the custom of the service; but received been abridged.]
only an appointment as Lieutenant of the
Spencer 74, bound to the American staLIEUT. T. A. Watt, R. N. tion, in which ship he remained until it Lately. In London, Lieut. Thomas was paid off at Plymouth in 1815; when, Alexander Watt, R.N. formerly Com. having again applied to the Admiralty for mander of the Cæsar Indiaman.
preferment, without effect, he undertook Lieut. Watt entered the Royal Navy as the command of a fine ship trading to the Midshipman in Nov. 1799 in the Beaver, West Indies and South America, in C. B. Jones, Commander, and was re- which he made nine voyages from_the moved by Sir Charles Saxton Bart. who port of Liverpool, and four to the East had been an old shipmate of his father's, Indies from the port of London. He to join Captain Totly, in the Saturn 74, afterwards obtained a larger ship in the in which he served in the battle of Copen- East India free trade, and made five more bagen. He served with Adm. Totly un- voyages in her. During this service he til the death of that officer, on the Lee- experienced many alternations of good and ward Islands station; and then returned bad fortune, but the latter prevailed, and to England in the Castor, Capt. R. Pea- left him at last in ill-health, without the cock, and was paid off in 1802. In 1803 means of supporting his numerous family, he served in the Seahorse, Capt. the Hon. though he had the gratification of re