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his salary for life, and also to present him the Commission ought not to have been with a piece of plate of the value of 100 omitted without cause shown to the Great guineas.
Seal, of which the Lord Chancellor would 19.John Hendry, late tacksman of the judge for himself, after due and just invescorn mill at Kirkmichael, is apprehended tigation. and imprisoned in Ayr jail, on suspicion of 24. Burgh Reform.-From the Scots. having committed an extraordinary compli- man.- List
of such of the royal burghs of cation of crimes throughout Carrick. Scotland as have, within the last six months,
On Tuesday se’ennight, one of the men openly espoused the cause of Reform, and employed in cutting a road through the voted resolutions, condemning the practice ruins of the castle of Dingwall, the strong- of self-election, with the total population of hold of the Earls of Ross, found a massive each, according to the census of 1811. gold ring, set with a single large diamond,
Population. six feet beneath the surface. Although it Edinburgh...102,987 Dingwall ......... 1,500 bears no inscription, yet, from the work
..100,749 Haddington.....4,370 Aberdeen .......21,639 Lauder..
.1,742 manship, it seems to have been made in an
Dundee .29,616 Jedburgh .4,454 age when the arts were in their infancy. 5 Perth.............16,945 20 Forres.......... 2,925 The diameter is nine-tenths of an inch
Dumfries ........9,262 Fortrose.... .1,312
Inverness....... 10,757 Lanark............5,667 within, and one inch four-tenths when
Dunfermline.. 11,649 Annan. .3,341 measured over.
Montrose.........8,955 Sanquhar .........2,709
10 Ayr..... 20. Melancholy Shipwreck. The brig
.6,291 25 Wigtown.. .2,711 .5,750
Whithorn........1,955 Leander, Fish, 236 tons per register, of and Inverury ............907 Aber brothock.,5,280 for Shields, from London, in ballast, being Elgin... .4,602 28 Peebles.............2,485 driven northward by the late furious gales, 15 St Andrews......4;311 Total population379,360
List of royal burghs which have not hith, 5th inst. and soon after struck, about one
erto moved in the cause of Reform. A.M. on an outer rock in that dreadful part
Inverbervie ........927 of the coast at Longside, near Slains Castle.
Brechin...........5,559 Inverkeithing...2,400 The vessel being thereby thrown on her
Anstruther, E. 1401
.2,681 beam ends, fell with her gunwale under a Anstruther, W.} Tain
.2,384 5 Pittenweem.....1,096 25 Wick
5,080 shelving rock on the main-land, on which,
.1,600 Kirkwall .1,715 at this awful moment, two of the crew Kilrenny .........1,233 Dumbarton .....3,121 jumped, and had with difficulty only just
Cambelton ...... 7,807 Renfrew..........2,305
Rothsay... .3,514 Rutherglen......0,529 secured themselves, when looking round, 10 Inverary 1,11330 Dunbar...........3,965 they found their unfortunate vessel, with Banff................3,600 North Berwick.1,727 all left on board, eight men and a young
Cullen.............1,070 Nairn....... .2,504
Kintore............ 863 Linlithgow...... 4,022 woman, had totally disappeared. Left in Burntisland. .1,934 Selkirk. 2,466 this nearly hopeless situation, the survivors, 15 Kirkcaldy. -3,747 35 Kirkcudbright, 2,763 Andrew George and James Durward (young
Lochmaben.. .2,392 Cupar
New-Galloway.. 659 men, and the only two on board unmarried), Forfar .............5,652 38 Stranraer.... .1,923 clung to the rock, exposed to all the horrors Culross .............1,611 of that most tempestuous and dreadful night,
20 Queensferry..... 558 )Total population 102,233 in vain expecting the dawning day to bring
From this statement it appears, that of the prospect of their deliverance; for, on the the sixty-six Scottish royal burghs, twentyreturn of day-light, they found themselves eight, or nearly one half of the total num. under an impending precipice of prodigious ber, have voted resolutions in favour of reheight, from which there was hardly a pos- form, And it also appears, that the popu. sibility of their being seen from the land, lation of those burghs which have taken or of their escaping from their perilous situ measures for the abolition of the practice of ation but by the ocean, into which, after self-election, is to the population of those passing the day in a state of despair not to which have not expressed themselves on the be expressed, the poor seamen, although subject, nearly as four to one. much exhausted, threw themselves, and As the above list is interesting in a statisswimming round a point, got to an accessi- tical point of view, from its containing an ble point of the steep cliff, and with the account of the population of the different greatest exertion gained the summit in the royal burghs in this part of the kingdom, evening.
we shall add an additional list of some other Commission of the Peace for Fifeshire. - principal towns, not royal burghs, with their The names of Dr Charles Stuart of Dun- population, according to the same census. earn, and Mr James Stuart, younger of
Population. Dunearn, which were omitted from the last Paisley .19,907 Beith
.,3,755 Commission of the Peace for the county of
Greenock............19,042 Stewarton ............3,049
Nelston...... 4,949 Dunse....... .3,082 Fife, owing to the Lord Lieutenant not re Kilinarnock ........10,148 Peterhead.. .4,707 commending their names to be inserted in Alloa......... 5,096 St Vigeans. ..4,771
Clackmannan..... 3,605 Falkirk ........... ..9,929 it, were, a few days ago, restored by the
Port-Glasgow...... 5,116 St Ninians. 7,636 special order of the Lord Chancellor, who
Crieff............. 3,300 Newtoir-Stewart....2,847 was at the same time pleased to desire, that
4,408 Kinross.... 2,214
Melrose....... 3,132 Musselburgh.........6,393 it might be understood that he conceived
Hamilton............ 6,453 Dalkeith.............4,709 the rule to be, that a name once inserted in Maybole
High Court of Justiciary, Edinburgh.- Andrew Forgie, spirit-dealer there, was On Wednesday came on the trial of the pursuer, and John Henderson, excise-officer Reverend Joseph Robertson, minister of in Dunfermline, was defender. the Leith Wynd Chapel of Ease, in Edin The issue sent from the Second Division burgh, and William Pearson, spirit-dealer of the Court of Session to the Jury to try, in Canongate, accused of falsehood, fraud, was, “Whether, on the evening of the 27th, and forgery, and of celebrating unlawful or morning of the 28th of September 1816, marriages. The pannels pleaded Not or about that time, the defender did, in the Guilty, and the trial proceeded. After Bridge Strect of Dunfermline, or the neighhaving examined a number of witnesses on bourhood thereof, violently assault, and both sides Mr Drummond for the Crown, cruelly beat and bruise the pursuer, to the Mr Maitland for Mr Robertson, and Mr effusion of his blood, with a pistol, or other. Pringle for Pearson, severally addressed the wise, or whether the pursuer did tirst assault Jury, when Lord Gillies summed up the and strike the defender.” whole in a very able manner; after which The damages were laid at £1000. the Jury, without leaving the box, unani. Mr John Clerk addressed the Jury for the mously found Robertson guilty of clandes- defender, and Mr Jeffrey spoke in reply. tinely celebrating the marriages libelled, The evidence having been summed up by and both the prisoners guilty of feloniously the Lord Chief Commissioner, the Jury reusing certificates of proclamation of banns tired for about half an hour, and returned as genuine, knowing them to be forged. a verdict for the pursuer.—Damages £70. Next day Lords Succoth and Reston having High Court of Justiciary, Edinburgh.. delivered their opinions on the case, Lord Wednesday came on the trial of Patrick Gillies, who presided, after addressing the Main, George Stewart, George Aitchison, prisoners, sentenced them both to three and John M.Nicol, prisoners in the jail of months' imprisonment in the jail of Canon- Edinburgh, accused of theft and housegate, and Mr Robertson thereafter to be breaking. banished Scotland for life, in terms of the One of the pannels, Stewart, died in statute, and Pearson for the period of four- prison since his indictment was served upon teen ycars, with the usual certifications. him. A woman of the name of Jane Con
26. Ross-shire. In consequence of the nal was also charged in the indictment as a notice in the Inverness papers, a numerous resetter ; but a certificate was produced from and respectable meeting of the members of a surgeon, on soul and conscience, stating, the Ross and Sutherland-shires Highlard that owing to her having been, within a few Society, clad in the complete costume of days, delivered of a child, she could not their respective clans, took place at Tain with safety be removed. on the 19th inst. After fixing on a code of John M. Nicol, having failed to appear, regulations, whereby it was resolved, not was outlawed. only to revive the dress and language of The diet against Jane Connal was contheir forefathers, but also to establish a fund tinued. for some benevolent purpose, and agreeing, It appeared, that a gang of these boys, that the society shall in future be denomi. from ten to sixteen years of age, had lived nated The Ross, Cromarty, and Suther- and slept in the house for a considerable land-shires Highland Society;" and after tiine. ballotting several gentlemen as members, There was produced along with one of elected office-bearers for the ensuing year. Main's declarations, a letter he had con
Daring Robbery.—On the night of Friday trived to send out of the jail to a boy of the last, about eight o'clock, Peter Mair, car name of Cameron. It was as complete a rier betwixt Blackburn and this city, was, flash production as ever was produced, and on his way home, attacked by three villains, only intelligible to the gang. In his declanear the village of Tollcross. Two of them ration, Main fully explained the meaning of seized him, and laid him prostrate upon the all the flash words. "Attached to the letter foot-path, while the other searched him ; were three verses of a flash song. but not finding what he wanted, he went to The Jury returned a verdict, unanimousthe cart, and discovered his great coat, ly finding both pannels Guilty of the crimes which contained a pocket-book, with near libelled, but Aitchison not guilty of being ly £200 in bank-notes : without offering habit and repute a thief. Thereafter, the any violence to liis person, the robbers made Chancellor of the Jury stated, that the Jury, clear off with their booty. It is somewhat by a very great majority, almost amounting singular, that although the carrier had about to unanimity, recommended Aitchison to £2 in silver upon him, and a silver watch, mercy. no attempt was made to deprive him of these Lord Gillies stated, that this was a most articles. It is therefore probable, that the melancholy and distressing case; for it was a robbers had previously known of what pro- lamentable fact, that the greater part of the perty he was possessed, which we under. crimes committed in this country were by stand belonged chiefly to weaving agents. youthful depredators, of which the numbers
The Jury Court proceeded on Wednese who had of late appeared at that bar were day to try the issue, in which Andrew For most woful examples. gie, weaver in Dunfermline, eldest son of Lord Hermand proceeded to pass scue
tence of death upon the prisoners, when a four times. This strongly shows, that this
dinary on the Bills appointed the bill to be 30.-Friday, the sitting Magistrate in answered. Answers for the Lord Provost the Council Chamber sentenced Alexander and Magistrates of Edinburgh having been Aitchison, Jacob Wagner, George Hardie, given in, Lord Bannatyne, upon application George Macqueen, George Thomson, and from the suspenders, agreed to hear counsel Duncan Mackenzie, to be confined for six- upon the question of interdict; and on ty days in Bridewell, at hard labour, for Monday, upon hearing Mr Cunningham as stealing a quantity of articles from the shop counsel for the suspenders, his Lordship obof Mr Alexander Spence, goldsmith, Bank served, that it was unnecessary for Mr Laing, Street. The above culprits are all young on the part of the city, to state any thing, boys, some of them not exceeding ten years as his Lordship was disposed to refuse the of age; and the whole have formerly been interdict, which he did accordingly, but in Bridewell, some of them not less than passed the bill quoad ultra.
APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &c.
Mr Harington is approved of as Consul at the
Mr Isaac Hadwen is approved of as Consul at
Dop of the amplete ced, and his decko
1 Foot. Ensign J. Dixon to bc Lieut. by purch. vice Hendrick, prom.
12 Feb. J. Stoyte, from h, p. to be Ensign, vice Grant, dead
11 do. A. Graham to be Ensign by purch. vice Dixon
12 do. Surg. B. Sandford, from h. p. 83 F. to be
Surg. vice Roberts, cancelled do. 2 Lieut. w. Hunt to be Adj. vice Imlack, res.
26 do. 8 Lieut. D. Vans Machen, from h. p. 75 F. to
be Lt. vice Briscoe, superseded 5 March 20 Hosp. Assist. J. Clarke to be Assist. Surg. vice Gardiner, 14 Dr.
12 Feb. 32
Lieut. W. Havelock, from 13 F. to be Capt. by purch. vice Hames, ret.
19 do 43
Ensign R. W. H. Drury to be Lieut. by purch. viçe Havelock, 32 F. 5 March
Halford to be Ensign by purch. vice Drury
do, 48 Capt. P. Macdougall, from h. p. 11 F. to be Captain
do. Lieut. H. M'Quarrie, from 86 F. to be, Lieut.
do. Ensign Campbell to be Lieut. vice Rogers, dead
12 Feb. Geo. Fitzroy to be Ens. vice Campbell do. 68 Capt. F. C. Crotty, from h. p. 39 F. to be Capt.
26 do. Lieut. s. Douglas, from h. p. 50 F. to be Licut.
25 do. Essign J. Kearns to be Licut. 26 do. Arthur Mair to be Ensign, vice Kearns, prom.
5 March 69 Gent. Cadet J. E. Muttlebury to be Ensign, vice Weir, prom.
19 Feb. 73
Gent. Cadet J. F. Woodward to be Ensign
by purch. vice Dixon, cancelled do 74 Capt. W, Brownson, from h. p. 23 F. to be Capt.
26 do. Lieut. W. Black, from h. p. to be Lieut.
25 do. Ensign S. Spooner to be Licut.
26 do. Hon. M. Arbuthnot to be Ensign, vice Spooner
6 March 77
Lieut. J. Wilson to be Capt. by purch. vice
5 do. Ensign J. G. Rogers to be Lieut, by purch. vice Wilson
do, H. Massingberd to be Ensign by purch. vice Rogers
John Gibson to be Ensign by purch. vice
12 Feb. 1818.
19 do. J. Clemison to be Cornet by purch. vice Ramsay, prom.
25 Dec. 1817 1 Dr. John Dillon to be Cornet by purch. vice Dillon, ret.
5 March 1818. Assist. Surg. W. Gardiner, from 20 F. to be
Assist. Surg. vice Hickson, dead 12 Feb. 1.5 William Elton to be Cornet by purch. vice Lane, prom.
do. 16 James Cannon to be Cornet by purch. vice M‘Dougall, prom.
Gds. to be Capt. by purch. vice Supple,
do. 25 Wm Gleadowe to be Cornet by purch. vice Wildey, 13 Dr.
12 do. James M.Douall to be Cornet by purch. vice Amiel, prom.
19 do. C.F. G. C. Ricketts to be Ens. and Lt. by purch. vice Armytage, York Rang.
5 March 1 Foot. Lieut. J. Štoyte, from h. p. to be Lieut. vice Bothamley, dead
10 Feb. J. Jeffries, from h. p. to be Lieut. vice Viller, dcad
89 Lieut. R. M. Lockwood, from Rifle Brig. Lieut. Mitchell, from 9 F. rec. diff. with Lieut.
to be Lieut. vice Gray, ret. upon h. p. 6 Mahon. h. p. 49 F.
Rogers, from 30 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. 30 Lieut. R. Myddleton, 12 F. to be Lt. vice Steuart, h. p. 11 F. Eager, ret upon h. p. 12 F. 19 Feb.
Hill, from 45 F. rec. diff. with Lt. Reed, h.p. 97 John Nichols to be Ensign by purch. vice Armstrong, from 48 F. with Lt. Heard, 55 F. Digby, ret.
Davidson, from 89 F. with Lt. Noble, h. p. 4W.I.R. Ensign H. Watts to be Lieut. vice Dela
Worsley, from Rifle Brig. rec. diff. with Lt. ney, dead
25 do. Crawforii, h. p. 45 F. M. B. G. Reed to be Ensign by purch. vice · Campbell, from Rifle Brig. with Lt. BrockTrousdale, ret.
man, h. p. 81 F. R.Y.R. Capt. T. Baylis, from h. p. to be Captain, Farrar, from York Chass, with Lt. Suthervice Ware, dead
4 March land, h. p. 1 F. Lieut. H. Armytage, from Coldst. F. Gds. Imlach, from 2 F. with Lieut. O'Brien, h.p.
to be Capt. vice Finch, R. W. R. 5 do. 87 F. 2.W.I.R. Capt. Hon. J. Finch, from R. Y. Rang.
Walsh, from 3 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. Sterto be Major, vice Massey, ret. do. ling, h. p. Ensign P. Gray to be Adj. vice Kent, res. Ross, from 26 F. with Lt. M‘Niven, h. p.
25 Nov. 1816. 42 F. R. Eng. Gent. Cadet W. Trevelyan to be 2d Lieut. Dowling, from 77 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. vice Tweed. prom.
18 Nov. 1817 Marshall, h. p. 4 F. S. W. Dixon to be 2d Lieut. -- Nott, from 80 F. rec. diff. with Lt. Archer, vice Williams, prom.
· Colls, from 2 W. I. R. with Lieut. Grassi, Staff.
h. p. York Lt Inf. Vol. Major G. W. Walker, 59 F. to be Dep. Adj. Gen. Ensign Penniger, from 70 F. with Ensign Sher
in Ceylon, with rank of Lt. Col. in the army, vice burne, h. p. 1 F. Erskine, dead
5 March 1818
Powell, from 45 F. with Ensign O'Donnell, Dep. Inspec. W. W. Fraser, with temp. rank, to be h. p. 27 F. Dep. Insp. of Hosp.
Hart, from 74 F. with Ens. Gore, h. p. 9 F. Hosp. Assist. D. Williams, from h. p. to be Hosp.
O'Brien, from 20 F. rec. diff. with 2d Lieut. Assist. to the forces in Birmingham
do. Douglas, h. p. 21 F. Assist. Surg. F. Sievwright, from h. p. 6 W. I. R. Quarter Master Ross, from 68 F. with Quarter-Mr
to be Supernumerary Assist. Surg. in the East Macbeath, h, p. 62 F. Indies
19 do. Assist. Surg. Sheppard, from 80 F. with Assist. Sur, Assist. Surg. B. Campbell, from h. p. 25 F. to be Regan, h. p. 93 F Sup. Assist. Surg. in the East Indies
do. Assist. Surg. T. Napier, from 95 F. to be Sup. Ass.
Resignations and Retirements. Surg. in the East Indies
Major Supple, 17 Dragoons Assist. Surg. J. Ligertwood, from 12 F. to be Sup.
Hames, 32 Foot Assist Surg. in the East Indies
Rogers, 77 do.
do. Assist. Surg. A. Sinclair, from h. p. Sicilian Regt.
Massey, R. W. I. Rangers To be Sup. Assist. Surg. in the East Indies. do.
Cornet Mimmack, 4 Dragoon Guards
Dillon, 1 Dragoons
Ensign George, 75 Foot
Smith, 88 do. Lt. Col. Everard, from 31 F. with Lt. Col. Dunkin, 77 F.
Digby, 97 do. Capt. Stirling, from 1 Dr. G. rec. diff. with Captain
Trousdell, 4 W. I. Regt. Northcote, h. p. 8 Dr.
Appointment Cancelled. Lieut. Dunne, from 2 Life G. with Lieut. Ha.ey, Ensign Dixon, 75 Foot | Surg. Roberts, 1 Foot h. p. 40 F. Kingsley, from 3 Dr. rec diff. witn Lieut.
Lieutenant Briscoe, 8 Foot
Captain White, 2 Ceylon Regt.
Heyland, 62 F. 14 Nov. 1817
James Cameron, 79 F.
Rogers, do. 27 Dec. 1817
23 Feb. 1818 Delany, 4 W. I. R. Captain.
Quarter-Master. Ware, R. York Rangers
Taylor, h. p. 27 F. 17 March 18
7 March 1818 Deakin, Staff Surg. 14 Jan. Capt. French, Ordnance Storekeeper at Stirling Castle
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