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Births.

 

On Tuesday week, at Eden Hall, the Lady of Sir George MUSGRAVE, Bart., of a son.

 

At Gravesend, the wife of R. MARTIN, Esq., of a son, her 19th child, fourteen of whom are now living.

 

The wife of a landed proprietor at Altruitweida, near Mitweida, in Saxony, was recently delivered of five daughters, who, though all perfect in their conformation, died in about half an hour after their birth.— Paris paper.

 

Marriages.

 

On Thursday, the 30th ult., at St. Mary's, by the Rev. W. REES, Mr. C. W. R. FLEETWOOD, of Liverpool, to Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. T. ARMSTRONG, druggist, in this city.

 

At Battle Hill, near Annan, on the 19th ult., Mr. Joseph OGLETHORP, of this city, coach painter, to Miss Sarah LAW, of the same place.

 

At Caldbeck, on Saturday last, by the Rev. Mr. PATTINSON, Mr. Henry WALLACE, tailor, Greysouthen, to Miss Matilda HODGSON, dress-maker, of the former place.

 

At the Register Office, Penrith, on the 28th ult., Mr. James M'MINNIS, to Mrs. Catherine FLANIGAN, widow; 29th, Mr. Thomas NEILL, to Miss Margaret JOHNSTONE.

 

At Crosscanonby, on the 27th ult., Mr. John HENDERSON, of Ellenborough, to Miss Betsey DONALD, of Maryport.

 

On Sunday week, at Brigham, Mr. John WILKINSON, of Little Clifton, to Miss Jane DIXON, of Old Field Mill.

 

At Harrington on Thursday week, by the Rev. John CURWEN, Mr. R. W. Whittingham, of the Royal Oak, Circus-street, Liverpool, to Mary, second daughter of Mr. Joseph SALKELD, of Harrington Mill, near Whitehaven.

 

On Tuesday week, at Egremont, by the Rev. W. H. LEECH, Mr. Isaac FLETCHER, millwright, to Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. John LEWTHWAITE, of the Globe Inn, Egremont.

 

On the 25th ult., at the Collegiate Church, Manchester, Samuel NEWTON, Esq., Green Bank, Atherton, county of Lancaster, to Elizabeth BANCKS, eldest daughter of Mrs. LAMBERT, of Whitehaven.

 

On Monday, the 20th ult., at Annan, by the Rev. James MONIELAWS, Mr. PRESTON, of Leeds, solicitor, to Miss SMITHSON, of the former place.

 

At Kirkcudbright, on the 24th ult., by the Rev. John M'MILLAN, Mr. James BROOM, teacher, to Miss Jean KNOX.

 

At Dumfries, on the 24th ult., by the Rev. Mr. FYFE, Charles SCOTT, whip-manufacturer, to Elizabeth MILLIGAN, stay and corset maker.

 

At Newcastle, on the 5th ult., at St. John's, Mr. Wm. CLARK, to Miss Jessie M'DONALD.

 

AN ISRAELITISH WEDDING.—On Tuesday week Whitchurch exhibited one universal scene of delight. For the first time in this town the interesting ceremony of an Israelitish wedding took place. Every lover of scriptural antiquities must venerate the customs of the patriarchs of old; customs preserved by the Jews to this day, as confirmed by the law given to Moses, through all the vicissitudes and persecution of their nation, throughout 3,000 or more years. An eye-witness has sent us the following particulars:—On entering the room we found Rabbi Aaron LEVI, Priest of the Jews, from London, occupied in writing upon a parchment, which we understood to be the marriage contract, the Rabbi having concluded the contract, handed it to others present to read, and then to the happy bridegroom, who, after apparently well considering the contents, which were written in the Hebrew language, singned [sic] the same, as also did two witnesses; this being done, the bridegroom was conducted from the room again, the bride being all this time invisible; a canopy was then erected, being supported by four persons of the Jewish faith, and solemn strains announced the approach of the bridegroom; the reverend official having placed himself beneath the canopy, the bridegroom was conducted in, supported on both sides by two male friends; again the sound of music proclaimed the approach of the bride, who was supported as the bridegroom, but by two ladies. We could not help here remarking the strict scriptural dress of the fair bride, who was arrayed in pure white, elegantly selected, being covered with a veil, as in Genesis, c. 24, v. 65. The music having ceased, the bride, still supported, was thrice led round her future husband, thus giving the bridegroom an opportunity of judging from the gait or figure of his intended wife, as he has no chance of viewing her countenance through the folds of her veil. She was next placed on the right side of her future lord; the priest proceeded then to pronounce a blessing upon all present, holding a glass of wine in his hand, which, after the conclusion of the prayer, was handed by a friend to the happy couple, in token of peace with all the world; they, having sipped the same modestly, handed it to the before-named friend. The venerable Rabbi then proceeded to read aloud the document before described, and then a second glass was filled, and a prayer offered up for the future grace of the new couple, and the wine again was tasted by both the young people in token of consent to each other; then followed a solemn silence, a moment of suspense, and the ring was produced. The fair hand of tbe bride was extended, and the ring being handed to the Rabbi, who first exhibited it to others and then examined it himself, and, handing the ring to the bridegroom, he placed it upon the forefinger of the right hand and pronounced the words—"Rahad Mekadasith Leh, Bethubath Zu Kadth Mosha Veh, Yesrael;" Anglo, Thus I thee wed, according to the laws of Israel, as by Moses commanded. The bridegroom leaving the ring upon the hand of the bride, a glass was placed upon the ground, and the brittle vessel was shattered into a thousand pieces by the right foot of the bridegroom. A token of tbe uncertainty of life; in all our joys we are shattered in a moment. The sudden change from solemnity to joy was electric; no sooner was the glass in the dust than the music struck up in lively note; the place resounded with the words "joy, joy," the congratulations were heartfelt and exhilarating. The veil of the bride was in a moment respectfully removed, and she stood before us with her eyes streaming thanks; and the ceremonies were concluded by a prayer, a benediction, and a supplication for the blessing of Jehovah on the young couple, their friends, and all mankind. The lady was Miss S. C. LAZARUS, well known in Whitchurch; the gentleman is Mr. Z. BARNETT, from London. The Rev. Rabbi was brought express from London for the occasion.—Shrewsbury Chronicle.

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Deaths.

 

On the 29th ult., in this city, aged 83, Dinah BROCKBANK, of the Society of Friends, widow of the late Thomas BROCKBANK, of Ulverston.

 

At Caldcoats, on the 23rd ult., Mrs. Mary PATTINSON, aged 56 years.

 

In the Willow Holme, on the 26th ult., Elizabeth BELL, aged 78 years.

 

In St. Mary's Workhouse, on the 30th ult., Margaret JOHNSTON, aged 78 years; the deceased had been an inmate of the workhouse ever since the year 1786.

 

At Linstock, awfully sudden, Mr. John GRAHAM, blacksmith, who was at Carlisle on Saturday week and returned home the same night unwell, and died on the Tuesday following, in the prime of life. He was the last of the male line of the "Gallant GRAHAM's" of the Border.

 

At Dalston, on Saturday last, very suddenly, Allan JOHNSON, aged 19 years.

 

At Brunt-fauld, Kirkandrews, on Friday last, Peter M'VIEN, blacksmith and farmer, aged 58 years.

 

At Wigton, on the 14th ult., after a long and painful illness, Ann, the wife of Mr. Thomas HODGSON, police-officer, aged 31 years.

 

At Sebergham, on Tuesday last, Mr. Henry DENTON, aged 53 years,—much respected.

 

At Penrith, on the 26th ult., Mr. Thomas THOMPSON, joiner, aged 49 years. Mr. T. had the misfortune, about a month ago, to receive a serious injury from a large stone falling upon him at a buiding [sic] in that town.

 

At Whitehaven, on Wednesday week, Mr. John HALL, late of Burslem, aged 76 years, father to Mrs. WILKINSON, of the Whitehaven Pottery.

 

At Whitehaven, on Monday last, Elizabeth, only daughter of Mr. John ARMSTRONG, millwright, in the 17th year of her age; lately, Jane MOORE, aged 49 years.

 

At Parton, on Saturday last, Mr. Richard CORNTHWAITE, shoemaker, in the 58th year of his age.

 

At Green Bank, Patterdale, Mr. William MOUNSEY, yeoman, aged 50 years.

 

At Cockermouth, on Friday last, Mr. Lancaster LEATHES, surgeon, aged 27 years; on Saturday, Mrs. Agnes NOBLE, aged 47 years.

 

On Thursday week, at Tallentire, of small pox, Mr. Richard WALTON, in the prime of life.

 

On Sunday last, at Seascale, in the parish of Gosforth, Miss Sarah LEECH, daughter of Mr. Isaac LEECH, yeoman, aged 23 years.

 

On Monday week, at Ullock, near Keswick, awfully sudden, Mr. Miles TYSON, yeoman, in his 85th year.

 

At Dumfries, on the 18th ult., Mrs. Deborah CROSBIE, relict of Mr. William HAMILTON, merchant; 19th, Jane ANDERSON, second daughter of Mr. David ANDERSON, smith, aged 23 years.

 

At Newcastle, on the 18th ult., aged 19 years, Thomas Henry, second son of Mr. Joseph Cock ANGUS; 22nd ultimo, Mr. James NELSON, printer, formerly of Edinburgh; 20th, aged 73, Mr. John CORBETT, formerly many years clerk to Messrs. REED, BATSON, and Co.; same day, aged 58, Mr. John DICKINSON, much and deservedly respected; 25th, Isabella, wife of Mr. John MORRISON, butcher; same day, aged 66, Stephen BULMAN, Esq.

 

DEATH OF SIR WILLIAM MAXWELL, OF MONREITH, BART.—We regret to have to announce the death ot this gallant veteran, who expired at his seat at Monreith, on Wednesday week, in, we believe, his 60th year. Sir William had been for some days previously in so helpless a condition as to leave no chance of his recovery. So long as Sir William MAXWELL has been known as the head of one of the oldest families in the county of Wigtown, and connected as he was by family ties with the nobility in the three kingdoms, it would be superfluous for us to attempt any biographical notice of him; this, however, we may venture to say, without fear of contradiction, that wherever he was known he was esteemed for the kindness of his heart and the suavity of his manners. Sir William MAXWELL lost his arm in the ever-memorable battle of Corunnar where Sir John MOORE fell in the arms of victory; Sir William, on that occasion, commanded the 26th or Cameronian regiment of foot; and soon after this event he retired from the army. His eldest son, now Sir William MAXWELL, inherits the title and estate.—Galloway Register.