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mod passed off without further damage.
Early on Thursday morning last we
were visited by another thunder storm,

BIRTHS.
one clap of which (about five in the
morning) was little less tremendous Jan. 25. At Cheshunt, Herts, lady
than that whose effects we have de Charlotte Wollesley, of a daughter,
scribed, but providentially did no harm

31. At Guildhall, the lady of the that we have heard of.

city remembrancer of a son, her swelfch Deal, Feb. 18. The wind, which all child. day yesterday was variable and light,

Feb. 1, In Red-lion-square, the gave no indication of an approaching lady of Malcolm Ross, esq. of a daughstorm; but after sun-set it veered round ter. to the N. N. W. and by midnight blew 2. The duchess of Montrose, of a å hurricane, accompanied with a prodi- son, in Grosvenor-square. This child, gious fall of snow and sleet. It contie although nor the heir apparent to the nued to increase in violence during the family estates, becomes entitled to connight, and this morning presented to us siderable property, by the bequest of a a most distressing spectacle; no less near relative. chan eighe vessels being driven on shore 3. Ac his house in Portman-square, between the south end of the town and the lady of colonel Bcauinont, of a son. Xingsdown, a distance not exceeding 8. As his house in Berkeley-square, two miles and a half in length.-Two the lady of Thomas Buckler Lethbridge, Tirge ourward-bound West Indiamen

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M. P. of a daughter. (one a fine copper-bottomed vessel) The lady of the hon. general sir Ar. are wrecked close by Deal castle. The thur Wellesley, of a son and heir, at Hope, Deal hoy, with a large freight of his house in Harley-street. goods from London, is on shore near 9. At Clapham, the lady of Chris. Walmer castle, but it is haped that topher Magnay, esq. of a daughter. greater part of the goods will be saved.

At his house in Lincoln's-inn-
A large American vessel drove on shore fields, the lady of Thomas Peregrine
at the same time, and striking the Courtenay, esq. of a daughter.
ground sooner than the Hope, formed 17. Ac Mapledurham-house, Oxon,
a kind of barrier to the latter, and in the lady of Edward Blount, esq. of Bela
a considerable degree broke off the lamore, Staffordshire, of a son.
violence of the sea. Four other ves.
sels are on shore to the southward of
Walmer castle; but at present I can.

MARRIAGES.
not learn any particulars respecting
them, except chat one is a large Ply-

At Hampstead church,
mouth trader; and at the instant of J. W. Lloyd, esq. to miss Anna Maria
her striking the ground, the mast Longley, daughter of John Longley,
went by the board, and in its descent esa of Hampstead.
fell on two of the unfortunate crew At Crailey, by the rev. E. Oslebar
and crushed them to atoms. In the Smith, Robert Oslebar, third son of the
momentary intervals of the show's late Richard Oslebar, of Renwick-house,
Ceasing, we can discover seven or eight in the county of Bedford, esq. to Chare
vessels is the Downs dism'asted. One lutre, daughter and heiress of the late

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Jun. 29.

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Feb. 1.

31. At Acron, Thomas Packin, esq. esq. of Pend-hill, in the county of of Lombard-street, merchant, to miss Surrey. Hughes, daughter of the late Wm. At Wollerton, in Norfolk, the hon. Hughes, esq. of Birmingham.

and rev. Wm. Wodehouse, youngest At Plymouth, Henry Strangeways, son of loid Wodehou e, to miss Huse esq. of Shapwick, in Somersetshire, to sey, elder daughter of Thomas Hussey, miss Bewes, eldest daughter of the late esq. of Galirim, in Ireland, and grande Harry Bewes, esq. of Duloe, in Corn. daughter to lord Orford. wall. The rev. J. J. Hume, rec

DEATHS. tor of West Kingston, Wills, to miss Lydia Lane, youngest daughter of the Jan. 22. At Southampion, in the late Thomas Lane, esq of Gicleton. 67th year of his age, Arthur Ham, house, in the same county.

mond, esq. a justice of the peace for Thomas Kinloch, esq. of Kilric, that town and county, and late one Scotland, to miss Anne Moriey, third of the surveyors-general of the cuse daughter of the late Jaires Morley, esq. toms in London.

5. At St. George's, Hanover-square, 25. Miss Catharine Sarah, youngest by the rer. Thomas Walter Ward, Mr. daughter of the rev. Thomas Sandford, Smith, of Barnet, to the accomplished of Sandford-hall, in the county of miss Dean, of Princes-street, Hanover. Sal. p. square.

Mrs. Huet, wife of Doctor Huet, At St. George's Bloomsbury, Edward M. D. of Gower-street, Bedforda Barnwell, esq. of ene colony of Deme- square. rara, to miss Lucy Brotherson, of Char. 30. At Bath, the lady of Wyndham lorte-streer.

Knatchbull, e:q. of Russell-place, sister John Walter, esq. to miss Moody, to sir Edward | natchbull, bart. both of Chelsea.

At her brother-in-law's, Ac St. George's church, Hanover. general Berthwick, at Greenwich, square, sir Daniel Fleming, bart. to miss Mrs. Mary Lind, eldest sister to the Fleming,daughter of the late sir Michael late John Lind, esq. barrister, of Lin. Le Fleming, bart.

coln's-inn, At St. George's church, Hanover On Monday last, at Hadley, Mrs. square, Thomas Vincent, esq. to Mrs. Harris, relict of the late James Har. Hazlewood, of Dean-sprcet, Soho. ris, esq. of Great Baddow, Essex.

Ac Barham-court, the seat of 4. At his house at Siamførd-hill, the right. hon. lord Barham, Wm. in the 70th year of his age, Mr. Wm. Henry Hoare, esq. eldest son of Hen. Holdsworth, formerly of the Bank of Ty Hoare, esq. to miss Noel, eldest England. Caughter of Gerard Noel, esq. of Ex 5. Wm. Buckley, esq. in Gowerzon-park Rutlandshire, and_grand- streer, and of Garden-court, Middledaughter of lord Barham. The ce. Temple. remony was performed in Tutor-church 6. Lady Ashlıurst, wife of sir Wm. by the rev. Gerard Noel, the lady's bro. H. Ashhurst, of Waterstock, in the ther. After the ceremony, the happy county of Oxford. Dzir set out for Mitcham-grove.

8. Ai her house in Hinde-street,

Feb. 2.

10.

Account of the EXECUTION of the Murderers, and tlie DREADFUL

ACCIDENT in the Old Bailey, which happened on Monday, Feb. 23.

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THE wretched sufferers were John would confess their guilt, made them Holloway and Owen Haggerty, for generally run forward; those the farthe murder of Mr. Steel, near the 11 thest off from the spectacle pushing mile-stone, on Hounslow-heath, on the forward to obtain a view, caused the evening of the 6th of November, 1802; shock, which was so great, that there and Elizabeth Godfrey, for ftabbing was nothing to be beard from several Richard Prince with a pen-knife in the quarters but agonizing screams, and left eye, on Christmas-day last, of shrieks of 'Murder! Murder!' At this which wound he languished until the moment a cart, which was overloaded 14th ult. when he died.

with spectators, opposite Mr. Haley's Owen Haggerty made no public wine-vaults, broke down, and some of acknowledgment of either guilt or the persons falling from the vehicle innocence. John Holloway, a stout, were trampled under foot, and never but very savage and malignant looking after arosc. A few yards from this fellow, wore a smock frock, he had scene of distress, nearly facing Mr. his hat in his hands; and mounting Hazel's, tallow-chandler, stood a piethe scaffold, he jumped, and made an man, who, from the extreme pressure, aukward bow, and said, 'I am inno dropped his basket, and, in stooping cent, innocent, by God!' He then for it, was trampled upon by the turned round, and bowing, made use crowd. This accident caused several of the same expressions – Innocent! to fall, to each of whom it was death. Innocent! Innocent! Gentlemen! No The screams of the dying and wound. verdict! No verdict! No verdict ! ed were dreadful; no assistance could Gentlemen !--Innocent! Innocent! be afforded! One unhappy woman

Elizabeth Godfrey was dressed in was trampled to death, who had a white, with a close cap; she wore fine girl of about three years of age long sleeves: she appeared much de- in her arms, but was very providentijected, and sensible of her situation; ally rescued froin a similiar fate by was rather stont, well-looking, and in the following stratagem: some per the 26th year of her age. About sons from the window of the first or six minutes past eight they were foor in the opposite house threw out. launched into eternity ;-when a most a rope, with a noose at the end, to the DREADFUL SCENE took place at the place where the persons lay trampled corner of Green-Arbour-lane, near upon; the child lay over her dying Skinner-street; where, from the im- mother, with heaps of others; and mense pressure of the crowd, several some person contrived to put the rope persons were trampled under foot, and round her body, by which means she 34 individuals were taken up killed, was pulled up, and taken in at the and dying; and also an equal number window. dreadfully bruised, trampled upon, During the hour the three malefaca and wounded, were carried to their tors necessarily hung, Ithere could be respective homes; besides 15 which but very little assistance afforded to are ia a dangerous state in St. Bartho- the unhappy sufferers; however, after Jomew's hospital. The following, as the bodies were cut down, and the we could collect, are the particulars gallows removed to the Old Bailey of this shocking affair. From the yard, the mob began in some degree many hours the spectators were stand. to disperse; the whole of which as.

relate, upwards of 100 persons dead, body was either put into a shell, or or in a state of_insensibility, lay the face covered over, with the name round the street. Twenty-seven dead of the party written on a paper, and bodies were taken to St. Bartholo- pinned over the body. mew's hospital, two to St. Sepul. The report from St. Bartholomew's chre's church, one to the Swan on hospital includes nearly the whole of Snow hill, one to a public house op- the dead bodies occasioned by this posite St. Andrew's church, Holborn ; melancholy catastrophe. They were one, an apprentice, taken to his ma placed as follows in one of the wards, ster's; Mr. Broadwood, piano-forte reckoning from the left of the enmaker, in Golden-square; a mother trance : was seen carrying away the body of berdead boy; Mr. Harrison, a respect CORRECTED LIST OF THE DEAD. able genileman, to his house at Holloway: There was a sailor boy killed 1. Bradford, Thos. Great Pulteneye opposite Newgate by suffcation; he street, Golden-square. carried a small bag, in which he had 2. Boother, Williain, at Mr. Wiber's, some bread and cheese, as it is sup 36, Colonade, Russell-square. posed he came some distance to be. 3. Carter, John, Type-street, Moorhold the execution. After the dead, fields. dying, and wounded, were carried 4. Carpenter, Benjamin, Hamneraway, there was a cart-load of shoes, 5. Ditto, junior,

smith. hats, petticoats, and other articles of 6. Cuttel, James, Gwinning's-court, wearing apparel picked up. Until Grub-street. four o'clock in the afternoon, every 7. Cooper, Thomas, 3, Rose-alley, house had some person in a wounded Golden-lane. statė; they were afterwards taken 8. Cross, Norwich-court, Fetaway by their friends on shutters, or ter-lane. in hackney coaches. The doors of 9. Dilling, John, King street, OldSt. Bartholomew's hospital wereclosed street. against the populace.--Afterthe bodies 10. Fieldhurst, Joseph, 2, Ploughof the dead were stripped and washed, street, Whitechapel. they were, to the number of twenty 11. Fry, Sarah, 3, Market-street, St. seven, ranged round a ward on the James's. first floor, on the women's side ; they 12. Guest, William, Gutter-lane, were placed on the floor, with sheets Cheapside. over them, and their clothes put as 13. Grover, Daniel, 51, Cow.Cross. pillows under their heads; their faces street, Smithfield. were uncovered: there was a rail 14. Herrington, William, 31, Skinneralong the centre of the room : the street, Somers Town. persons who were admitted to see the 15. Howard, Samuel, Charles-street, shocking spectacle went up on one Middlesex hospital. side, and returned out on the other. 16. Piat, William, 15, Russel-court, Until two o'clock, the entrances to Drury-lane. the hospital were beset with mothers 17. Panton, Charlotte, 19, King.strect, weeping for their sons !-wives for Drury-lane. their husbands !--and sisters for their 18. Pringle, Robert, 3, French-yard, brothers! -variousindividuals for their Bowling green lane, Clerkenwell. relatives or friends. -Seldon has such 19. Russel, Richard, 4, Alcock-lane, a scene of distress and misery present.

Shoreditch. ed itself in this metropolis. When 20. Saul, R. Whitechapel. the gates were opened a great con. 21. Tozor, Elizabeth, Fox-court, Raycourse was admitted; when the yard street, Clerkenwell.

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ful escape.

24. Tyler, William, 39, Church-street, and the top of Skinner-street. The Suho.

pressure came direct from all the chief 25. Wilson, George, 6, Beauchamp- streets, particularly from Skinner. street, Brook’s-market.

street and that which leads from 26. Williams, William, 9, Dyot street, Smithfield. Notwithstanding the exSt. Giles's.

treme violence with which she was at27. Wimble, John, 18, Great Barlow. tacked, she kept herself from falling ; street, Manchester - square.

but she never, thank God! either 28. White, Henry, at the Swan public felt or wished to feel herself in such house, Skinner street.

an alarming situation!' Sister King In other wards were is more per. appears to be about 56, low in staa sons, who though living were severely ture, but of a robust constitution, and maimed or bruised. The remarks of perfectly collected. She did not rethese survivors were all corroborative ceive any serious injury, but seemed of the circumstances we have stated. in perfect health, and was much elated

Thomas Worcester declared, that in having experienced such a wonderthe pressure of the crowd, which terminated so very calamitously, arose John Herrington or Atherington, from the confluence of the multitude said, that he was an auctioneer, of 34, from all the adjoining streets and al Skinner-street, Somers-town, that the leys; that they pressed forward with extreme pressure of the crowd from incredible force towards the scaffold; Ludgate-hill, or the Old Bailey, forced that he fell between the pump and the him off his feet opposite the Debtor's. top of Skinner-street; that this hap door, Newgate, when he was irrepened about eight o'clock in the sistibly carried a little towards Skinmorning, or a few minutes after; that ner-street, and there fell; that he soon having been trampled upon by vast afterwards became nearly senseless ; numbers, who were forced in the same that vast numbers fell over him; that direction, he soon became senseless; he frequently thought he was breaththat he was, notwithstanding, saved ing his last ; but that how he recoververy unaccountably or miraculously ; ed himself he could not tell, as he and he must have remained more than then totally lost all recollection. He 20 minutes in that perilous situation. now thanked God for his very mira.

James Devise's declaration went in culous escape with life, although very proof of similar causes and effects. He much bruised. He then made the was also one of the same crowd in following melancholy reflection, with which many suffered the loss of their all the anxiety and affection of a falives. According to the best of his ther. I went into the crowd accomrecollection, the disaster commenced panied by my son, a lad of twelve about eight o'clock, when the crimi- years of aga ! The violence of those nals about to be executed had their pressing around soon separated us!' caps pulled over their eyes. -(N. B. (He now paused, and wept bite They were not executed till 20 mi. terly) - What has become of nutes past eight o'clock).

him God knows!' - Again his Sister King (one of the nurses of great sensibility overcame him.-In this ward) corroborated the testimo broken and despairing accents, he thus nies of the two last, so far as regarded concluded his short but aifecting several of the crowd, both those who speech)--~ I have my fears !'had fallen on the ground, and those who (again he burst into tears)-MI had not, passing over the heads of the hope, however, he is safe, the same multitude. She recollected perfectly Providence which saved me may have well the last preceding sufferer having also saved my son !'The silent his foot on the crown of her head, tear then followed, and when we as. when she was forced, at the utmost sure the reader, that the gentleman hazard of her life, into the thickest who witnessed these sad and melanand most violent of the crowd. This 'choly exclamations knew that the son happened, she said, between the pump was numbered among the dead (as

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