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able to procure admission in the innyards, being drawn up in single files, in certain streets, designated in the municipal notice. From the earliest hour patroles of the Lancers paraded all the entrances to the town. The gates of the Castle were closed, and admission only given to those who had business with the departments of the Earl Marshal, the Lord Chamberlain, and the Groom of the Stole. Their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of York and Sussex passed some hours with their royal sister, the Princess Sophia, at the Castle. About half past three the latter drove off to Datchett, and the former, before five, to Frogmore. Throughout the whole apartments of the Castle the most complete seclusion prevailed. The of ficers of the various establishments were provided for at the Castle Inn, with the exception of a select party, viz. the Earl of Winchelsea, Earl Yarmouth, Lord Henry Howard, &c. who dined at the Queen's Lodge.

About half past six the gates of the grand entrance to St George's Chapel were opened to those who had tickets of admission. The avenues were lined on each side by a strong detachment of the Grenadier Guards, under the command of the honourable Col. Lord Frederick Bentinck. Every sixth man had a lighted flambeau. The most perfect regularity prevailed through the whole line. Such a grand military spectacle, chastened by the appearance of the many lovely women who crowded the windows of the houses in the streets through which the procession moved, gave a most imposing and finished etiect to the whole of this grand and awful preparatory ceremonial.

The procession itself reached Datchett about seven o'clock. The detachments of the Lancers from Staines and Egham then joined the cavalcade, and every preparation indicated

that the illustrious chief mourner, his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, with his royal brother, were about to meet the funeral.

Upon entering the choir, the royal body was placed on a platform, and the crown and cushion laid on the coffin.

The chief mourner sat on a chair at the head of the corpse. The supporters on either side.

The Princes of the blood royal sat near the chief-mourner.

The Lord Chamberlain of her late Majesty took his place at the feet of the corpse, and the supporters of the pall their places near the royal body.

During the service, the Knights of the Garter present occupied their respective stalls: The Judges, Ministers of State, Nobility, and Great Officers of the Household, were placed in the vacant and intermediate stalls. The ladies attendants in the seat be low the stalls, on the north side, nearest the altar: The officers of the Duchy of Cornwall, the Grooms of the Bed-chamber, Law-officers, &c. in the seat below the stalls, on the south side, nearest the altar: The Physicians, Equerries, &c. in the front seats, on either side: The Gentlemen Ushers, Pages, &c. were arranged on either side below the altar.

The part of the service before the interment, and the anthem, being performed, the royal body was deposited in the vault; and the service concluded, Sir Isaac Heard, Garter, pronounced near the grave, the styles of her late Majesty.

N. B.-The Knights of the several orders, who walked in the procession, wore their respective collars.

The procession from the entrance to the choir, within the chapel, was flanked by the grenadiers of the foot Guards, every fourth man bearing a flambeau.

The Royal Body was borne into the chapel at a quarter after eight o'clock, and was followed by his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, as Chief Mourner.

His Royal Highness being supported by the Marquis of Buckingham on his right, and the Marquis of Winchester on his left, and his train being borne by the Marquises of Bath

and Headfort,

Salisbury and Cornwallis.

His Royal Highness wore a long mourning clock, with the insignia of the several orders of the Thistle, the Garter, and the Bath, the Hanoverian Guelphic Order, and that of the Gold. en Fleece.

The Dukes of York and Sussex followed, each having his train borne, and each wearing a mourning cloak, with the insignia of several orders of Knighthood.

When the procession was fully formed within the chapel, and moved forward, a more impressive spectacle never presented itself to our view, or occurred to our imagination. There was a sad, solemn grandeur in the scene, which the dignified deportment of the Prince Regent, under the influence of those feelings which his Royal Highness has uniformly evinced throughout the illness of his beloved parent, was His peculiarly fitted to illustrate. Royal Highness, indeed, attracted particular attention, from the filial tenderness which he has so very laudably ma. nifested, and the settled melancholy which his countenance expressed.

As the procession advanced along the Royal Chapel, the choristers chanted the solemn service, "I know that my Redeemer liveth," and, excepting their voices, which re-echoed along the fretted roof, the most solemn and imposing silence prevailed. When the coffin was placed on the platform over the royal vault, the Prince Regent

took his seat at the head of it, all the
other illustrious personages standing,
with the exception of the Dukes of
York and Sussex, who took their seats
in their stalls, as Knights of the Gar-
ter. His Royal Highness wore collars
of the Garter, Bath, and the Royal
Hanoverian Order of the Guelphs,
over a large black mourning cloak, on
which was embroidered the Star of
the Garter. Throughout the whole
of the solemn ritual, his Royal High-
ness was so much moved, that his
grief was audible. The coffin sunk so
gradually by machinery, that its mo-
tion was almost imperceptible.
ring its descent, his Royal Highness
kept his eyes fixed upon it, and, when
it had entirely descended from his view,
he rose, and, Sir Benjamin Bloomfield
bearing his train, he passed along the
side of the open vault, towards the
altar, and left the chapel by the west-
ern porch leading to the interior of the
Castle. Immediately after, the whole
assembly began to withdraw, but with-
out any state ceremony or accompani-



The military remained under arms during the whole ceremony, and con tinued to parade the different ap proaches to the Castle, till day-light on Thursday morning.

The funeral service was read by the Hon. and Rev. H. L. Hobart, Dean of Windsor. Kent's "Lord, hear my prayer," was finely sung by four boys, two from the Chapel Royal, and two belonging to St George's Chapel. The remaining prayers were then read by the Dean. At half past nine, the remains of her Majesty were lowered by concealed machinery, with the car on which they had been borne into the "I know that my Redeemer choir. liveth," was sung by the vocal gentlemen in attendance.

The whole of the melancholy rites were concluded before ten o'clock. Sir Isaac Heard, as Garter King at Arms,

now at the close of his 88th year, came forward at the conclusion, and in a voice tremulous from emotion rather than from age, proclaimed the style and titles of the deceased. The Prince Regent, the great officers of state, and the nobility present, then retired. While they were preparing to leave the chapel, the solemn swell of the organ, which then struck up" The Dead March of Saul," drew additional interest into the close of the memorable scene.

Throughout the sad ceremony all x eyes were fixed on his Royal High=ness the Prince Regent, who, as chief mourner, took his seat at the head of the coffin. He seemed absorbed in grief, and was repeatedly observed during the ceremony to shed tears, though he struggled to maintain his wonted serenity and fortitude, under evident symptoms of the strongest and most agonized emotion, and he withdrew from the sad scene, accompanied by the Dukes of York and Sussex, the Dukes of Montrose, Beaufort, and Newcastle, at twenty-five minutes before ten o'clock.


The principal Cabinet Ministers who were present were-Lords Liverpool, Melville, and Harrowby; the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Bragge Bathurst, and Mr Canning. Before eleven o'clock the distinguished parties who formed the procession had quitted the Castle, and as soon as the carriages were put in motion, the military who lined the streets were withdrawn, and the glare of flambeaux and their gorgeous reflections totally disappeared.

5th. The following address of the city of Edinburgh having been transmitted to Viscount Sidmouth, one of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, it was presented by his Lordship to his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, who was pleased to receive the same very graciously :—


"May it please your Royal Highness,-We, the Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council of the City of Edinburgh, most dutiful and loyal subjects of his Majesty, beg leave to approach your Royal Highness with the most profound respect, and to express our unfeigned and deep feelings of sympathy and condolence on the lamented death of your august parent, her Majesty the Queen, the illustrious consort of our venerable Sovereign.

"We reflect, with a mournful gratification, on the memory of the many eminent virtues which adorned and exalted the character of her Majesty ; and while we bow with humble acquiescence in the appointments of Providence, we sincerely condole with your Royal Highness on this afflictive event, which has removed from the nation, whose interests are so dear to your Royal Highness, that salutary example and influence by which her Majesty had so long contributed most effectually to promote the public welfare, by guarding and improving the public morals.

"It is, at the same time, with the most lively concern, that we sympathize, in common with our fellow-subjects, in that more tender sorrow which domestic affection awakens in the bosom of your Royal Highness. But we humbly rely on your Royal Highness deriving, under the pressure of this severe calamity, all the consolations which religion is ready to afford, and which cannot but spring also from the consciousness of those zealous and endearing attentions which soothed the last scenes of your royal parent's sufferings, and which have attracted so deservedly, from every quarter of the kingdom, the most unqualified respect and admiration.

"Signed in our name, and by our

appointment, and the seal of the
City affixed hereto, at Edinburgh,
this 25th day of November, 1818

Lord Provost."

(Transmitted by the Lord Provost, and presented by Viscount Sidmouth.) On Friday night, the 6th of November last, a most desperate gang of poachers, (about twenty in number,) known by the name of the Bedfordshire poachers, or Robin Hood's gang, headed by a farmer named Field, of New Inn, near Silsoe, who called himself Robin Hood, attacked the woods and estate of Joseph Latour, Esq. of Hixton, near Hitchin. The keeper, Dalby, and his assistant, Godfrey, on finding Field and his companions advancing near them, concealed themselves in a hedge; the gang, how ever, crossing the hedge near the spot, discovered them, when, without any attack or provocation whatever on the part of the keepers, they formed a line around them, when four or five of the party most cruelly beat them, leaving them for dead. Field held his dog by the ear, while it licked the blood from the head of Godfrey. Much credit is due to Mr Latour, for his spirited exertions in sending immediately to Bow-Street for assistance, when an active officer of the name of Holyland was sent down, who soon ascertained that the gang consisted of at least forty men, with Field at their head, and that they were encouraged by a number of gentlemen and farmers. Two of the men, Senly and Brown, were speedily apprehended, and sworn to by the keepers, but neither of them would impeach his accomplices. About a week after, the officer had information of one of the party, named Usher, whom he succeeded in taking after four days and nights' severe labour, in a ditch, where he had a violent struggle for nearly half an hour, when

a young man came to his assistance, and they handcuffed him. Usher is a very stout bony man, six feet one inch high; he defended himself with a spade, till the officer wrested it from him, who was much hurt by the blows he received. In less than an hour, Usher gave a clue to the whole gang, when Holyland proceeded to appre hend Field as the ringleader, in doing which he was exposed to great danger, as he found him at a public-house surrounded by twenty of his colleagues, who had pledged themselves to die to a man rather than suffer Field to be taken. He entered the room, assisted by two of Lady de Gray's keepers, who, to their credit, stood by him until Field was taken. The officer was much assaulted, and had his warrant torn from him, when he drew his cutlass, and by a spirited and welltimed plan he carried Field off. Three of the ringleaders in the assault have been sent to Bedford gaol to take their trials at the ensuing sessions. Field, Usher, Senly, Brown, and Roberts, are committed for trial to Hertford gaol; and the officer is now in pur suit of the others. This gang has been for some time a terror to the whole neighbourhood, and Field has frequently given notice to the gentleman whose park he was going to attack Some idea may be formed of the de predations committed by Field's gang, when it is pretty correctly ascertained that Field has paid from 60l. to 70% a-week to his men, and employed a cart to convey away the plunder.

-The will of her late Majesty was proved in Doctors Commons by Lord Arden and General Taylor, her exe cutors. The personal property is sworn to, as being under 140,000l. Its stated to consist of a real estate in New Windsor, called the Lower Lodge; but chiefly of jewels, being those pre sented to her by the King on her marriage, having been purchased for

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50,000/-those presented to her by the Nabob of Arcot-and those purchased by herself or presented on birth days, and on other occasions. In case of the King's recovery, she bequeaths to him the jewels presented by himself; the rest, with her books, plate, and all ornamental articles, she directs to be divided among her four youngest daughters, the Duchess of Wirtemberg being alluded to as already provided for. The house, ground, fixtures, and common furniture at Frogmore, she leaves to the Princess Augusta Sophia, and the estate in New Windsor, to her youngest daughter Sophia. The will is dated Nov. 16, 1818, (the day before her Majesty's death). It is in the handwriting of General Taylor; and two of the attesting witnesses are Sir Francis Millman and Sir Henry Halford.

16th. An inquisition was taken yesterday afternoon, before Thomas Stirling, Esq., coroner, at the Hornsey Wood-house, on the body of John Thomas Taylor, a medical gentleman, who was stopped on Thursday night last, on the iron bridge of the New River, by some villains, and basely robbed, murdered, and thrown into the river.

The Jury being empannelled and sworn, took a view of the body of the deceased; there appeared violent marks of strangulation about his neck; a knife was in his waistcoat pocket, and a gold ring upon his finger, which the diabo. lical villains who murdered him, in their hurry, did not take from him. The following evidence was afterwards taken:

Mr Thomas Thorpe, of Red Lionstreet, Clerkenwell, deposed as follows: I was a particular friend of the deceased's; he was at my house on Tuesday last; he was then in good health and spirits. On the following Thursday I was at his house, and he was then from home; his brother call

ed on the following morning (Friday) upon me, and inquired if I had seen or had any knowledge of where his brother (the deceased) might be found,

as he had not been at home since the

preceding morning. I informed him that I had not seen him since he called upon me on Tuesday. The deceased's brother went from my house to Mr Norcutt, of Gray's-inn, and made inquiry, and there learned nothing at all satisfactory as to his brother's absence; he afterwards went with Mr Norcutt to Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital, to make inquiries there after the deceased, and was informed that he had not been there since he was at the lectures on Wednesday. The witness then related his calling on Mrs Pearce, and on the landlady of the Jolly Butchers, who gave him such information as induced him to pursue his inquiries towards Hornsey. He then proceeded: The first information we gained was, that cries of murder had been heard near West-green on Thursday night, and we were told if we could go to the Black Boy we might obtain more particulars upon the subject. We proceeded there, and found that there had been an alarm in consequence of the cries of murder about ten o'clock on Thursday evening; and that three men had entered into a house, with intention to rob it, but the family not being in bed, gave an alarm, and the robbers decamped. We then returned towards the tile-kilns, in the Green-lanes, crossed a field, and made for the wood; we traced some footsteps at the foot of the bridge, for an hundred yards, which the brother of the deceased said were much like his brother's, whom we were in search of; at the centre of the bridge we lost the trace of the footsteps, and we suspected that he had been murdered there, and thrown into the river. Mr Taylor's suspicions were considerably excited by the marks of the boots being straight, and not

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