At Greenhithe, Kent, on the 20th ult., the Lady of T. S. RICHARDSON, Esq., of a daughter.
At St. Cuthbert's, in this city, on the 30th ult., Mr. James CROOK, to Miss Mary SMITH.
At Penrith, on Saturday last, Mr. William CARTER, currier, to Miss Eliz. PENRITH; on Tuesday last, Mr. John BAGLEE, to Miss Sarah FAWCETT.
At Edinburgh, on the 23d ult., Mr. James SCOTT, house painter, to Miss F. BROUGHAM, both of Penrith.
At Crosscannonby, on Thursday last, Mr. George A. MILLS, of St. James's Street, Liverpool, to Catherine, eldest daughter of the late Mr. William CRAGG, of Workington.
At Crosscannonby, on the 23d ult., Mr. NORMAN, of Newcastle, (son of Mr. NORMAN, of Brayton,) to Mary, only daughter of Mr. Stephen MOORE, of Maryport.
At Workington, on the 27th ult., Mr. John HARRIS, shipmaster, to Miss Ann ATKINSON; on Tuesday last, Mr. M. DIXON, mariner, to Miss Mary Ann HOLGIT.
At Whitehaven, on the 24th ult., Mr. Laughlin BURNS, to Miss Susannah LINDOW.
At Liverpool, on the 14th ult., Mr. W. FOLKARD, of Brighton, to Frances Elizabeth COBBETT, eldest daughter of Mr. COBBETT, M. P., London.
At Liverpool, on Wednesday last, M. JOYNSON, Esq., of Mount Vernon, to Miss Jane, youngest daughter of the late Capt. Thos. STEPHENSON, of Whitehaven.
At Leeds, on the 9th ult., Mr. T. HIGGINS, cloth-dresser, to Miss Mary TURNER, both of Woodhouse, she being his sixth wife, and he her third husband.
At Edinburgh, on the 25th ult., George COOMBE, Esq., writer to the signet, to Cecilia, daughter of the late Mrs. SIDDONS, Upper Baker-street, London.
About 20 years ago, an individual of Bewdley was married, and the ringers, according to the good old custom in such cases, wished the new-married pair much hapiness [sic], intimating at the same time, that their own would be increased by the "usual fee." But love had not blinded the bridegroom's eyes so much as to induce him to cross the palms of these teasers of bell-metal without the due cause; he therefore replied, that if, 20 years' hence, he did not repent "the deed which that day witnessed," he would remember the ringers. The latter, it may well be supposed, despaired of their fee at such a distant day; but they were deceived. The 20 years recently expired. The happy husband had during that period experienced as much of bliss in the married state as generally falls to the lot of man; he had learned, in fact, ''how much the wife excels the bride," and he did not forget his promise; he invited "Tenor, Treble, and Co." to his house; gave them a good dinner and good ale, and those worthy persons left his hospitable roof, wishing him and his lady another 20 years of happiness, adding, moreover, a sly insinuation, that mayhap such another dinner would then await the ringers.— Worcester Jour.
Here, on Friday week, in Scotch Street, Wm. JACKSON, Esq., Collector of Customs at this port for many years, aged 52; a man much respected in the circle in which he moved.
On the 2nd, inst., Mrs. Jane ELLIOT, late of Blackwell, aged 61.
At the Irish Damside, on the 29th ult., Mrs. Alice GIBSON, aged 85.
In Swifts' Row, in this city, on the 20th ult., Miss Mary SUMMERVILLE, of Longtown, aged 22 years; much respected.
In Lower Grosvenor Street, London, on the 22nd ult., Hubert Reginald, infant son of Henry and the late Mrs. PETRE.
At Beanlands, in the parish of Irthington, on the 27th Sept., Mrs. Mary GRAHAM, widow, aged 95.
At Workington, since our last, Mr. Wm. WILEY, aged 64; on Wednesday last, Mrs. Elizabeth HUNTER, widow, aged 83.
At Parton, on Wednesday week, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas CUMMINGS, aged 33 years; on Friday last, Elizabeth, relict of the late Capt. Robert DIXON, of the Langton, of Whitehaven, aged 44 years; highly respected.
At Appleby, very suddenly, on Sunday last, Thos. BRIGGS, Esq., aged 54, late Deputy High Sheriff of Westmorland. By the demise of this highly respected gentleman, society will sustain an irreparable loss. In his public life, as Under-Sheriff, for the last eighteen years, he gained the respect and esteem of all who had any transactions with him.
At Burrels, near Appleby, on Monday last, Mr. Jos. CLARK, aged 84.
At Birmingham, on the 27th ult., Mary, the wife of Mr. Wm. CRAMPTON, aged 44.
At Linden Hall, near Morpeth, the seat of Mr. BIGGE, on the 19th ult., Thomas ALLAN, Esq., banker, Edinburgh, and proprietor of the Caledonian Mercury. Mr. A. was highly respected.
DEATH AND WILL OF AN EXTRAORDINARY CHARACTER.— A Correspondent informs us, that on Tuesday week, an old man, aged 83, in the most abject state of wretchedness, was brought to the London Hospital, while labouring under an attack of hermia [sic]. Having been put to bed, an operation was performed, and at the conclusion the old man desired the attendance of the clerk of the institution, as he found himself gradually sinking. The clerk attended and then made out the will of the patient, who ultimately drew from his mouth nine half-sovereigns, which he must have had there during the performance of the operation, as it took place immediately after he had undressed, and handed them to the clerk. He next called for a knile [sic], and cut from his tattered and filthy garments 96 more half-sovereigns, making altogether £53, and acknowledgements for nearly £400 placed to his account in the bank of England, and a bond of annuity for £67 per annum. In his will he bequeathed two sovereigns to the nurse and the servants of the institution, £50 for the expences of his burial, a sovereign to the beadle of Bethnal-green, who brought him to the hospital, and the remainder to his nephew, a gardner, named MATTHEWS, residing at Cardiff, in Wales. When told that £50 was a large sum to expend in funeral expences, and that he could be very decently interred for much less than half that amount he replied, that he had made up his mind that the sum mentioned should he expended, adding, that he did not wish to be buried as he had lived—a vagabond. A few hours after this he died. The only part of his history which he disclosed was, that he had been a sailor; that his name was DRAPER; and that he had a pension of £7 a-year.