Saturday 26 Oct 1839   (p. 3, col. 7-8)



At Trinity Chapel, Whitehaven, by the Reverend Mr. DALTON, Mr. Samuel HARRIS, of this city, to Miss Sarah Sophia GEORGE, of Seven Oaks, Kent.

At Wigton, on Saturday last, Mr. Robert DARWOOD, to Miss Elizabeth SLANEY [SALANEY according to IGI and FreeBMD]; on Sunday last, Mr. Foster BLACKLOCK, to Miss Ruth HOPE.

At Abbey, on Saturday last, William OSTLE, Esq., Seaville,. to Anne, youngest daughter of Thomas BACKHOUSE, Esquire, Sanden House, Holme Cultram, and neice to the late Rev. J. LEWTHWAITE, Grosvenor Square, London.

At Kirkby Stephen, on the 18th instant, the Reverend Richard ROBINSON, curate of Cliburn, and youngest son of the Reverend Dr. ROBINSON, Rector of Clifton, to Miss WHARTON, Kirkby Stephen.

At Newcastleton, on the 14th instant, Alexander LEITH, Esq., of the Excise, Dumfries, to Mary, eldest daughter of the late John MURRAY, Esq., Newcastleton.

At Crosthwaite Church, Keswick, on the 15th instant, Mr. Robert FAULDER, brewer, Burns, near Keswick, to Mrs. Julia LANCASTER, of the Pack Horse inn, in that town.

At Crosscanonby, on Saturday last, Mr. J. WILMORE, to Miss Margaret MILLICAN, both of Maryport.



In St. Alban's Row, on the 7th instant, Esther, wife of Mr. John PIERCY, confectioner, aged 36 years.

At Upperby, on Tuesday last, Mrs. Margaret MORGAN, aged 87 years.

At Hills, Parish of Gretna, on the 11th instant, very suddenly, Mr. James GRAHAM, aged 77 years.

At Rigg, of Gretna, on the 14th instant, Mary BELL, wife of Mr. Daniel RUTHERFORD, aged 69 years.

At Brampton, on Thursday, the 24th instant, Mrs. Jane BURGESS, aged 60 years.

At Woodhouse, near Hesket-new-Market, on the 2nd inst., Mr. Robert BROWN, in the prime of life. He was an industrious clever farmer, and much respected.

At Hill Top, in the parish of Hesket-in-the-Forest, on Sunday morning, the 20th instant, after a painful illness, which she bore with great patience, Elizabeth, the wife of Mr. Joseph IRELAND—much respected. The needy were scarcely ever turned from her door without relief.

At Longwathby Mill, on Saturday, the 19th instant, Mrs. Ann DIXON, aged 77 years, late of Little Salkeld—much respected.

At Bongate, Appleby, lately, Mr. Henry WAPPETT, aged 19 years, formerly in the employ of Mr. BELL, draper, of Penrith. He was generally respected and beloved.

At Penrith, on the 19th instant, Mr. Joseph MOFFET, miner, aged 22 years; Mr. John GRISSENTHWAITE, builder, highly respected, aged 35 years; on the 23rd, Bridget, wife of Mr. Isaac WALKER, innkeeper, aged 33 years; and Miss Elizabeth LINTON, Townhead, aged 44 years.

At Workington, since our last, Mrs. Ann WINDER, aged 81 years.

At Common Side, near Keswick, on the 15th instant, Richard, son of Mr. Thomas CARTMEL, aged 15 years.

At Whitehaven, on the 16th instant, in King Street, Mary, wife of Mr. John JACKSON, grocer, and daughter of the late Joseph BENN, Esq., of Middleton Place, near Bootle, aged 54 years; on the 12th, in George Street, Mrs. Rebecca DREWRY, in the 75th year of her age, one of the Society of Friends; in Scotch Street, Mr. Taylor SWAINSON, many years a highly talented engineer and draftsman in the employ of the Earl of Lonsdale, at the advanced age of 83 years; on the 16th, in King Street, Barbara, wife of Mr. Patrick COWEN, rigger, aged 46; on the 17th, in Peter Street, Jane, wife of Mr. Charles BIRKETT, carriers' porter, aged 54 years; at the Infirmary, in Howgill Street, Mr. Thomas GIBSON, engineer in the establishment of Messrs. TULK and LEY, at Lowca, near Whitehaven, and late of Liverpool, aged 23 years.

At Moresby, near Whitehaven, on Sunday night last, Mrs. BOWNESS, relict of the late Mr. BOWNESS, many years cashier to the Earl of Lonsdale, at Whitehaven.

At Far Thwaite, near Egremont, on Saturday last, the 19th instant, Miss Jane STEELE, daughter of the late Mr. Joseph STEELE, aged 28 years.

At the house of her aunt (Miss BIRD, of Morland, Westmorland) on the 10th instant, Miss Margaret ROBINSON, in the 33d year of her age.

At 6, Union Street, Edinburgh, on the 13th ult., Margarat Ann MINTE [sic – should be MINTO], daughter of the late Richard HODGSON, of Carlisle, aged 30 years.

At Loughboy, near Drogheda, on the 3rd instant, at the extraordinary age of 115, Mr. Robert BODEN, gardener. Up to within a few months previous to his demise, he could walk into town (nearly a mile) without the aid of a stick, and never experienced a day's sickness. His memory and faculties he retained in full vigour to the last.

At Glenarkled, Buchannan, Scotland, at the age of 107, Peter M'NAB. A few years ago his neighbour, Donald M'GOWAN, died, aged 91. They were both stout men of their age. They took great delight in talking of Prince Charles, of whom they used to tell many old stories. Glenarkled lies between Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine, and has been long distinguished for the longevity of its inhabitants.

DEATH OF THE DUKE OF ARGYLE.—We have just received the following notice of the Duke of Argyle's death from our Correspondent at Inverary. The letter is dated Tuesday morning, 22nd October:— "It is with feelings of the deepest regret that I take up my pen to inform you that our much respected Duke of Argyle is no more. He died last night at dinner; fell dead off his chair, supposed to be in a fit of apoplexy. He was out and well before dinner, and had a ride up Glenary. He was a friend to the poor and needy at all times, and always relieved their wants. It shall be a long time ere the estate of Argyle shall have such a generous hearted man, who is deeply lamented by all who knew him." The late Duke was Hereditary Master of the Queen's Household, Keeper of Dunoon, Dunstaffnage, and Carrick, G.C.B., Lord Steward of her Majesty's Household, Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, Lord Lieutenant of Argyleshire, Vice-Admiral of the Western Coasts and Islands; born 1768, succeeded his father, 1809, married 1810 Lady Caroline-Elizabeth VILLIERS, daughter of the late Earl of Jersey (whose marriage with Lord PAGET, now Marquis of Anglesea, was dissolved in 1810), who died 1835 without issue. His Grace's father, John, 5th Duke, born 1723, married Elizabeth, daughter of John CUMMING, Esq., and widow of James, 6th Duke of Hamilton, and had issue, the present Duke; Lady Charlotte-Susan-Maria, born 1775, married 1st Colonel John CAMPBELL, 2d, 1812, the Rev. Edward-John BURY, who died 1832; Lord John-Douglas-Edward Henry (now Duke of Argyle), born 1777, married 1st, Elizabeth, daughter of William CAMPBELL, of Fairfield; 2d, Joan, daughter of John GLASSEL, Esq.; 3d, Anne Colquhoun, daughter of John CUNNINGHAM, of Craigends, and has issue by his second marriage.

DEATH OF REAR-ADMIRAL SIR SAMUEL WARREN.—Died, on Tuesday the 15th of October, at his house, Portland-terrace, Southampton, in his 71st year, Rear-Admiral Sir Samuel WARREN, K.C.B., K.C.H.

DEATH OF THE HON. WM. DRAKE IRBY.—It is with sincere regret we announce the death of the above gentleman, which took place at the close of the past week at Hedson Lodge, near Maidenhead, the seat of Lord and Lady Boston. The deceased, who was the second son of Lord Boston, and brother of the Countess of Orkney, was born in 1803.

DEATH OF THE DUKE OF BEDFORD.—We regret to have to announce the death of the Duke of Bedford, the head of the illustrious house of RUSSELL, which melancholy event took place at his seat in Scotland, on Sunday morning last, at the hour of one o'clock. His Grace, who through life consistently maintained the principles which hhve [sic] ever distinguished the noble name he bore—




               "Whose nobility comes to them stamped with a seal,


                  Far. far more ennobling than monarch e'er set,


               With the blood of their race offered up for the weal


                  Of a nation, that swears by that martyrdom yet."




His Grace was in his 74th year, having been born July the 6th, 1766. He succeeded to the tile and estates on the demise of his brother, Francis, the fifth Duke, in March, 1802, and was twice married. By his first wife (21st March, 1786) the Hon. Georgiana Elizabeth BYNG, daughter of Viscount Torrington, who died in Ocober, 1801, he leaves three sons—the Marquis of Tavistock (now Duke of Bedford), Lords George and John RUSSELL; and by his second (in June, 1803) with the Lady Georgiana GORDON, fifth daughter ot the fourth Duke of Gordon, who survives him he has left ten children. The late Duke of Bedford was Duke and Earl of Bedford, Marquis of Tavistock, Baron Russell of Cheneys, Co. Bucks, Baron Russell, of Thornhaugh, and Baron Howland, of Streatham, Co. Surrey, all in the British Peerage. His Grace was also a Knight of the Garter, a Privy Councillor, Recorder of Bedford, a Director of the British Institution and Patron of the Russell Institution, a Doctor of Laws, F.S.A. and F.I.S. The present Duke was born in 1788, and was summoned to the House of Peers in 1832 by the title of Baron Howland, after having for several years represented the county of Bedford in Parliament. He married in August, 1808, Lady Anna Maria STANHOPE, eldest daughter of the third Earl of Harrington, one of the Ladies of the Bedchamber to the Queen, who was born in 1783; their only issue is a son, now Marquis of Tavistock, in his 31st year. With the name, title, and estates of the illustrious house of RUSSELL, the present Duke also inherits its principles and undeviating love of popular rights and liberties.