Saturday 12 Nov 1842   (p. 3, col. 6-7)

 

Marriages.

On the 6th instant, Mr. Joseph ARMSTRONG, of Botchergate, to Miss Jane PEARSON, Unthank, near Dalston.

At Sebergham, on the 27th ult., by the Rev. John HEYSHAM, Mr. Thomas MARTIN, of Mosedale, to Jane, only daughter of Mrs. BELL, of Papergill.

At Wigton, on Wednesday last, Mr. George ROBINSON, farmer, Street, in the parish of Westward, to Miss Ann ROSS, of the former place.

At Whitehaven, Mr. Peter KENNEDY, mariner, to Mrs. STURGEON; Mr. John RUSSELL, mariner, to Miss Henrietta JOHNSTON; Mr. John BURNS, of Harrowthwaite, mariner, to Miss Isabella BOUSTEAD.

At Workington, Mr. Isaiah GILLEAD, mariner, to Miss Mary SCRUGHAM.

At Gosforth, on Saturday last, Mr. Isaac HODGASON, husbandman, to Miss MOSSOP, of Seascale.

 

Deaths.

In Crosby Street, on the 1st inst, Mary, wife of Mr. Carleton THOMPSON, aged 69 years.

At Durdar, on the 9th instant, Miss Elizabeth GRAHAM, aged 68 years.

At Grimoorhill Tollbar, on the 14th ult., John, infant son of Mr. Joseph JOHNSTON.

At Rockliff, on the 25th ult., Mr. John SINCLAIR, aged 67 years, deeply regretted by his family and friends.

At Cardewlees, on Friday, the 28th ult., Jane, wife of Mr. John WILSON, aged 71 years.

At Wigton, on the 3rd instant, Richardson, son of Mr. John HOWE, clock and watch maker, aged 20 years; on the 5th inst, Mary, widow of the late Thomas SMITH, aged 58 years.

At Nenthead, on the 6th instant, Mr. Joshua PERCIVAL, aged 48 years.

At Streatham, on the 30th ult., Susannah, the wife of Matthias ATTWOOD, Esq., M.P. for Whitehaven.

At Lancaster, on the 10th ult., where he had gone for the benefit of his health, Mr. Joshua WHARTON, of Kirkby Stephen, aged 25 years.

At Waitby, near Kirkby Stephen, on the 13th ult., Mrs. WHARTON, mother of the above, aged 60 years.

At Whitehaven, Mrs. Ann SOUTHERAN, aged 52; Joseph, the son of Mr. Robert KELLY, stone mason, of Mount Pleasant, Egremont, aged 21 years.

At Hensingham, on Sunday week, Mary, widow of the late Mr. John SCORR, aged 67 years.

At Egremont, on Friday last, Mrs. THOMPSON, wife of Mr. Jacob THOMPSON, aged 71 years.

At Hale, Mr. John GATES, aged 85, clerk of the parish church at that place, which situation he filled for the long period of _6 years.

At Workingten, since our last, Mr. John Mc.CLUKEY [sic – McCLUSKY according to FreeBMD], aged 33 years; same place, on Thursday last, Mrs. Margaret LOWERY, widow, at the advanced age of 92 years; and on Friday last, John Gibson, son of Mr. Nicholas KERRUISH, aged ten months.

At Cockermouth, on Friday last, Miss Mary BOLTON, aged 68 years; and at the Union Workhouse, on Sunday last, Mr. Wm. PORTERS, formerly of the Golden Lion inn, Maryport, aged 95 years.

At Bootle, on Tuesday week, of typhus fever, Edward, son of Mr. Anthony PARKE, aged 13 years.

At Wolverhampton, on the 31st ult, Mr. Cornelius POWIS, at the advanced age of 85 years, deeply regretted by his family and friends.

In London, on Saturday, November 5th, Mr. Joseph TIFFIN, aged 70 years, brother of Mr. John TIFFIN, of Dovenby, in this county.

At Georgetown, Demerara, on the 20th ult., aged 53 years, Alexander STEVENSON, Esq., the original projector, and for twenty-five years the proprietor, of the Guiana Chronicle, acknowledged to be, during his connexion with it, the leading journal of this colony.—Guiana Times, August 22. (Mr. STEVENSON was a native of the parish of Melrose, county of Roxburgh, Scotland.

At Rumney Iron Works, lately, aged 108, Mrs. Joyce JONES. She was the mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, of 103 children. Her youngest son is living, and is 73 years old. This extraordinary woman lived in four King's and one Queen's reign. She possessed her faculties and an extraordinary memory to the last, and used to amuse and instruct the juvenile branches of her family with the then chronicled history of the American outbreak, the French Revolution, the glories and deeds of WOLFE, WASHINGTON, BONAPARTE, NELSON, and Wellington.

DEATH OF WILLIAM HONE.—Mr. William HONE, the well-known author of the Every-Day Book and other popular works, died on Sunday last at his house in Grove-place, Tottenham, after a long illness and much suffering, which he bore with the most exemplary patience. In early life he was celebrated as one of the first satirical writers of the day; his "Political House that Jack built" went through upwards of 50 editions, and it is said, that by illustrating this and similar works the fame of George CRUIKSHANK was first established. By putting one of his satires into the form of the Liturgy of the Church of England, he was prosecuted for blasphemy; and his trial before Lord Ellenborough, which lasted three days, and in which he successfully defended himself in person, with the greatest ability, may be considered one of the causes celebres of this country. When Dr. STODDART established the paper, now extinct, called the New Times, Mr. HONE published an admirable burlesque of it, in the form of a newspaper, called the Slap at Slop, by which he gave a nickname to, and effectually demolished, that very frothy and pompous person. Having abandoned his career as a satirist, he appeared in later years as the editor of the Every-Day Book, the Year-Book, and the Table-Book, three works, all on the same principle of giving antiquarian information in a popular form, and all exhibiting the indefatigable perseverance and research of Mr. HONE. The Every-Day Book, in which the information given is connected with the days in the year, may be considered as a standard library book. Towards the close of his life, he became one of the conductors of the Patriot newspaper, and in this situation he continued till increasing infirmity, occasioned not so much by years as by the unremitting labours of his life, caused him to retire from every active pursuit.