Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

368 OBITUARY.-T. W. Tatton, Esq.-William Milford, Esq. (April, T, W. TATTON, Esq.

ing the Middle Temple, commenced the March 2. At the house of bis sister, study of the law ; but his brother was the widow of Sir Masterman Mark Sykes, the member of the family that was desBart. in St. James's-Place, aged 43, tined to acquire eminence in that proThomas William Talton, esq. of Witben- session, and Mr. Mitfurd early quiuied it, shaw, co. Chester.

on obtaining a commission in the SouthHe was the second son of William Hampshire Militia, in which he was afterEgerton, of Taiton and Withenshaw, ward Li-Colonel*. His father died in esq. M. P. for Cheshire from 1802 till 1761, wben be succeeded to the family his death in 1806, by bis second wife estate at Exbury, and May 18, 1766, he Mary, second daughter of Richard Wil- married Frances, daugbier of James braham Buotle, of Latham in Lancashire, Molloy, esq of Dublin, and, i brough her esq. The deceased was consequently maternal grandmother, second cousin to younger bruther to Wilbrabam Egerton, Henry, present Earl Baiburst. of Tarton Park, esq., the present Knight Mr. Mitford's first publication apof the Shire for the County of Chester, peared anonymously ili 1774. It was and nephew 10 Edward Bootle Wile “An Essay on ibe Harmony of Language, braham, esq. the present Baron for the intended principally to illustrate that of Cinque Port of Dover.

the English Language." It was much The family of Tarton, from which the admired ; and Horne Tooke is stated 10 late Mr. Egerton was paternally de- have frequently expressed a wish, that scended, being one of ancient repute he had been its autbor. A second edition among the gentry of Cheshire, be se- was publisbed in 1804. lected his second surviving son, the The first volume of his History of subject of the present nutice, to repre- Greece appeared in 1784, in quarto. The seni it at the family scat of Witbenshaw. favourable manner in which it was reThe latter, accordingly, by royal sign- ceived by the ablest and soundest critics, manual, daied Jan. 9, 1806, re-assumed encouraged bim to proceed. The second the name of Tatton, which had been volume was publisbed in 1790, the third resigned by his grandmother in 1780, in 1797, but the work was not comon her acceding (after her husband's pleted till 1810. It has been erroneously decease) to the estates of her own family asserted, that Mr. Mitford spent a long of Egerton.

time at Athens; but the fact is, that he Mr. Tatton married, Oct. 20, 1807, never travelled beyond Naples. Emma, tbird daughter of the Hon. John Whilst in the Militia, Mr. Mitford Grey (third son of Harry, fourth Earl published a “ Treatise on the Military of Stamford), and first cousin to the Force, and particularly the Militia of this present Earl of Stamford and Warring- kingdum ;" and, in 1791, when, as reion. By this lady be bad issue, five cently, the public mind was agitated on daughters : Emma, Mary · Elizabeth, the grand national question, relative to Henrietta, Frances, and Louisa ; and a the means of supplying the country with son, Thomas-William, born in 1816. bread, he published another pamphlet,

Mr. Tatton served ihe ofice of High entitled, “Considerations on the Opinion Sheriff of Cheshire in 1809.

stated by the Lords of the Committee of

Corn, in a representation to the King William MITFORD, Esq.

upon the Corn Laws, ibat Great Britavu Feb. 10. At Exbury, near Southamp- is unable to produce Corn sufficient for ton, aged 83, William Mitford, esq. F.S.A. its own consumption," &e. It was Mr. Professor of Ancient History to the Royal Mitford's opinion, that it was not only Academy, and Author of the History of possible, but easy, for our Island 10 supGreece.

ply a quantity of wheat sufficient for the This sound scholar, usesul citizens, aud use of its inhabitants. good ınan, was brother to Lord Redesdale, In 1796, Mr. Mitford, ébrough the being the eldest son of John Mitford, interest of ihe Duke of Northumberland, esq. of Lincoln's Inn, by Philadelphia, was returned to the House of Commons daughter of Wm. Revely, of Newby in as Member for Beeralston, of which Yorksbire, esq., which lady was first cou- borough, his brother John (now Lord sin to Hugh, first Duke of Northumber- Redesdale) had been one of the repreland. He was born in London, Feb. 10, sentatives during the two preceding 1743-4; and was educated at Cheam Parliaments. He did not deliver bis School in Surrey, under the venerable and excellent William Gilpin, on whom be It has been re marked as a singular bestowed the living where he resided and coincidence, that the author of the Dedied. From Cheam Mr. M. went to cline and Fall of the Roman Empire was Queen's Coll. Oxford. He left the Univer- also a Militia officer, being Captain in sity without taking a degree, and, enter- the Hampshire Grenadiers.

1997.)
OBITUARY.-Rev. John Evans, LL.D.

369 sentiments in the House on many sub- of Baptist ministers, from a Thomas jects ; but he gained great credit by his Evans, one of the ministers ejected by exertions in upholding the Militia sys. 'the Act of Uniformity. He acquired at tem. On the proposition brought forward Bristol the elementary parts of his eduin 1798, by Mr. Secretary Dundas (tbe cation, and in November, 1783, became late Viscount Melville) for increasing a student in the Bristol Baptist Academy, the number of field-officers in the Mi- over which his relative Dr. C. Evans litia, Mr. Mitford opposed the measure then presided as Theological Tutor. in its various stages, contending that Having remained there some time, he the Militia should be governed by the went to Scotland in 1787, and passed Militia Laws, and not by those of the three winters as a student at the College regular army; and entered into a brief at Aberdeen, then adorned by the talents history of the Militia in this Country, of Drs. Campbell and Gerard. A fourth commenting on the salutary jealousy of winter was spent at the University of a military despotism with which it was Edinburgh ; and having attained the deestablished. On subsequent occasions, gree of A.M., he returned from Scotland Mr. Mitford always arrayed himself in June, 1791. Entertaining serious against any innovation of those princi. doubts respecting the truth of several of ples on which the Militia was originally the Calvinistic doctrines, he in 1791 acfounded. He sat in three Parliaments cepted an invitation from the morning for Beeralston, from 1796 to 1806 ; and congregation of General Baptists at afterwards represented New Romney Worship Street in London, where, after from 1812 till 1818.

officiating a few months, he was chosen In 1802 Mr. Mitford acquired a large pastor, and ordained May 31, 1792. This addition to his property in the Revely his first proved bis only pastoral engageestates in Yorkshire, belonging to his ment, and, after thirty-five years of unmother's family. He continued, how- interrupted harmony, terminated but ever, to bis death, to make Exbury in with his existence. Hampshire his country residence, having

Dr. Evans's first publications were, only a year or two previously to the date " An Address, designed to promote a last-mentioned, rebuilt his paternal revival among the General Baptists;" mansion there. It is situated on the and “Juvenile Pieces designed for Youth ,shore between Lymington and South- of both Sexes;" both printed in 12mo, ampton, nearly opposite Yarmouth in 1793. the Isle of Wight. The beauties of the The Sketch of the Denominations of place bave been illustrated by the pen the Christian World, by which the name and pencil of the picturesque Gilpin. of Dr. Evans, to adopt the words of the Mr. Mitford was appointed Verdurer of preacher of his funeral discourse, “bas the New Forest in 1778.

become identified with the history of A few years since, Mr. Mitford pub- religious opinion,” first appeared in the Jished “ Observations on the History of beginning of 1795, in the form of a Christianity ;" and last year be adver- shilling pamphlet. The circumstances tised a work on the Religions of the that gave rise to tbis production are cuAntient World.

rious, and are narrated in the later edi. Mr. Mitford had six sons and a daugh- tions of the work. The rapid sale of ter: William, a Lieutenant in the Royal the first impression called for a second Fusileers, who died in 1790 unmarried; edition in July of the same year, and Bertram, who died young; Henry, a during a period of about thirty years, Captain R. N., lost at sea in 1801, leav- fourteen successive editions, comprising ing a son, who died shortly after, and in al! 100,000 copies, have been circutwo daughters; John, now a Commis- lated: and a fifteenth edition, now in sioner of Bankrupts ; Bertram, an Irish the course of publication, bad been comCommissioner of Enquiry; Charles, who pleted by the author immediately before died young ; and Frances.

bis last illness. The book has been

translated into Welsh, and various conRev, John Evans, LL.D.

tinental languages, and several editions Jan. 25. At Islington, in bis 60th have appeared in the United States of year, the Rev. John Evans, LL.D. author America. In his dedication of the fourof the “ Sketch of the Denominations teenth edition to his friend the late Lord of the Christian World," and numerous Erskine, the author, after noticing the other works.

extensive circulation of his work, thus This voluminous and highly useful adverts to the impartiality by which it is writer was born at Usk, in Monmouth- so singularly distinguished, and to the shire, Oct. 2, 1767, and traced his de- inconsiderable sum for wbich he parted scent, through an almost unbroken line with the copyright : " lis impartiality GENT. MAG. April, 1827.

has been the basis of its popularity.

370
OBITUARY.—Rev. J. Evans, LL.D.

(April
That it is altogether free from religious necessity and importance of Religion,
bias the author does not aver-but he 12mo. 1801.
bas strove to divest himself of prepus- Sermon on the Peace of Amiens, 8vo.
session. The zealot has complained that 1802.
in the perusal of the Sketch the opinions Sermon on the threatened invasion,
of the writer cannot be developed. This entitled, “The Duty of every Briton at
is a flattering though involuntary testi- this perilous Moment,” 8vo. 1803. (Re.
mony to the accuracy of the work. Were viewed in Lxxiv. 534.)
vanity, my Lord, the object of the writer, The Juvenile Tourist, or excursions
it bas been satiated; but a philosophy through various parts of Great Britain,
inferior to that of his Divine Master 8vo. 1803.
would have taught him to suppress so The unhappy effects of eni husiasm
ignoble a passion, when desirous of in- and superstition, a sermon, 8vo. 1804.
forming and improving mankind. Were (See vol. lxxiv. 852.)
filtby lucre the end in view, then indeed The destruction of the combined fleets
he has been disappointed. Unfortu- of France and Spain, a sermon on the
nately, the author sold the copyright of victory of Trafalgar, 8vo. 1805.
the Sketch for ten pounds; but bis Picture of Worthing, 12mo. 1805. (See
friends bave administered to bim a ne- vol. Lxxv. 352 ; LXXXVIII. i. 613.)
gative consolation, by reminding bim that The Poetic Garland, 12mo. 1806.
a similar sum was paid for the copyright The Parnassian Garland, or Beauties
of Watts's Hymns, as well as of that of Modern Poetry, 24mo, 1807.
gigantic product of buman genius, Para- Flowers of Poetry, 24mo.
dise Lost.

The Prosaic Garland, 24mo. In August, 1795, Dr. Evans married A Sermon at the opening of a new Mary, one of the daughters of the late place of worship, Cranbrook, 8vo. 1808. Rev. John Wicbe, for nearly half a cen. Sermon on behalf of the Lancasterian tury General Baptist Minister at Maid- system of educating the poor, 8vo. 1808. stone, and the friend and associate of An Address on the baptism of Isaac Foster and Lardner. Of this union, Littleton, a converted Jew, 8vo. 1808. productive to both parties of the most so- A Letter tu Robert Hawker, D.D. suge jid and lasting domestic happiness, three gested by bis defence of the London Fe. sons now live to cberish the remembrance male Penitentiary, 8vo. 1809. and emulate the virtues of their father. A New Geographical Grammar, 2 vols. Shortly after his warriage he opened a 8vo. 1809. seminary, which, after conducting it first The Jubilee rendered a source of religiat Hoxton Square, and subsequently at ous improvement, a sermon, 8vo. 1809. Islington, with continued respectability An Address on the interment of Steand success for about thirty years, he phen Lowdell, Esq. 8vo. 1809. ultimately relinquished in 1825, to enjoy A Sermon on the death of the Princess that honourable leisure to wbich his pre- Amelia, 8vo. 1810. vious exertions bad so justly entitled him. Religious liberty the offspring of Chris

We shall now enumerate, as perfectly tianity, a Sermon on the rejection of as we are able, Dr. Evans's publications: Lord Sidmouth's Bill, 8vo. 1811.

A Sermon on the death of Drs. Sten- The Christian Minister's Retrospect, nett, Kippis, and Harris ; with asew par- a Sermon preached at Worship Street, ticulars of their lives and writings. 8vo. on the 20th anniversary of bis Ministry, 1795.

Nov. 1811, 8vo. Sermon on the decease of the Rev. The Superior Glory of the second Charles Bulkeley, with a Sketch of his Temple, a Sermon preacbed at the openlife, character, and writings. 8vo. 1797. ing of Salem Chapel, King's Lynn, Jan. (See vol. LXXVII, p. 589.)

5, 1812. 8vo. An Apology for Human Nature, by Protestantism and Popery, illustrated the late Charles Bulkeley, with a prefa- in two letters from a Catholic Priest, tory address, 12mo, 1797.

with remarks, 8vo. 1812. 2d ed. An attempt to account for the infi- A Sermon on the decease of J, Brent, delity of the late Mr. Gibbon, founded Esq. 8vo. 1812. (See vol. LxxIII.I. 44.) on his own Memoirs, 8vo, 1797.

A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Moral Reflections, suggested by a view Hugh Worthington, 8vo. 1813. (Ibid. of London from the Monument, 12mo. ii. 455.) 1798.

Complete religious liberty vindicated, An Essay on the Education of Youth, in a letter respecting the petition for 12mo, 1798, 6th ed. 18...

# be abolition of all penal statutes in An Epitome of Geography, 12mo, matters of religion, 8vo. 1913. 1801. 2d ed. 1802.

A Sermon on the death of Thomas An Address to young people on the Mullett, Esq. merchant. 8vo. 1815.

[ocr errors]

1927.)
OBITUARY.-Dr. John Jones.

371 An Excursion to Windsor; to wbich from the family circle, and retire to the is added, a Journal of a Trip to Paris, banks of a secluded rivulet, about a mile by bis son John Evans, Jun. M.A. (Re- from the bouse, and there pursue his stuviewed in vol. LXXXVII. ii. 332-335). dies till hunger compelled him to return.

The Vanity of Human Expectations; His memory was at this time remarkable Sermon on the Death of the Princess for its strength and tenacity. Charlotte (Vide ibid. p. 610).

His father finding that it would be vain Memoirs of the Rev. William Richard, to attempt to consigo him to the drudgery LL.D. including a Sketch of his charac- of the farm, resolved to educate him for the ter and writings; with an Appendix, Christian ministry. About the age of fourcontaining some account of the Rev. teen or fifteen, he was sent to the GramRoger Williams, founder of the State of mar School at Brecou, then under the care Rbode Island. 8vo. 1819.

of the Rev. William Griffiths, where he The Christianity of the New Testa- reinained three years, until the death of

bis father in 1785. ment, impregnable and imperisbable, an Address occasioved by the trial of Car

About this period, bis neighbour and lile. 8vo. 1819. (See vol. lxxxix. ii. 54.) relation Mr. David Jones, afterward the

Death the inevitable lot of man; Re- colleague of Dr. Priestley, and known in flections on the decease of George the

the controversy with Dr. Horsley as the Tbird and the Duke of Kent. (See yol.

“ Welsh Freeholder," was a student at the xc. i. 344.)

New College, Hackoey. Through his reRecreation for the young and old ; an

commendation, the managers of that in. Excursion to Brighton, a visit to Tun- stitution admitted Mr. Jones a student on bridge Wells, and a Trip to Southend, the foundation. Here he soon acquired the with an alphabetical list of all the Water: friendship and patronage of the late cele

brated Dr. Abraham Rees, who iben held ing Places in the kingdom. 1821.

the office of resident tutor. He remained Richmond and its Vicinity; witb a glance at Twickenham, Strawberry Hill,

at Hackoey six years, and was a favourite and Hampton Court. 12mo. 1824. (Re- pupil of the late Gilbert Wakefield.

in 1792, the death of the learned and viewed in vol. xciv. ii. 443.)

excellent Mr. Thomas Lloyd having created Discourses on the Christian Temper,

a vacancy in the office of classical and ma. 1824.

thematical tutor in the Welsh academy at Tracts, Sermons, and Funeral Ora- Swansea, Mr. Jones was appointed by the tions ; published between 1795 & 1825, Presbyterian Board to be his successor.and Six New Discourses. 8vo. 1826.

After he had held this office about three (Reviewed in vol. xcvi. i. 337—339.) years, some unhappy difference arose beThis was accompanied by an excellent

iween him and his colleague, in which the portrait of Dr. Evans, by Woodman.

students rashly embarked as partizans.Some Papers on Death, by Mason, the The Board, finding no prospect of an amiauthor of " Self-Knowledge." 12mo. cable adjustment, and not wishing to side 1826. (Reviewed in vol. xcvi. ii. 439.) with either party in a matter which was Dr. Evans's character exhibited a rare

entirely personal, adopted the resolution assemblage of the nobler qualities that of dismissing both tutors, and removing the adorn humanity. His piety was without institution to Carmarthen. Oo quitting a tinge of bigotry, bis charity without the Swansea, Mr. Jones settled at Plymouth shadow of ostentation. He was manly, Dock, as the pastor of the Voitarian con. generous, and frank ; and bis amiable gregation in that place. He remained there virtues can be fully and adequately ap- two years, and then accepted an invitapreciated by tbose alone who were united tion to become the minister of the Unitarian to him by the ties of conjugal and filial congregation at Halifax, in Yorkshire affection.

Here he resided for three years, joining 10

his ininisterial labours the instruction of DR. JOHN Jones.

youib, an employment for which he was Jan 10. In Great Coram-st. Joho Jones, singularly well qualified by his higb classi LL.D. M. R. S. &c., author of the English cal attainments, and the peculiar bent of Lexicon and other works.

his mind. From Halifax be removed his This accomplished scholar was born at residence to London, where he continued Landingate, in Carmarthenshire. His fa- till the end of his life. ther was a respectable farmer; and the Not long after bis settlement in London, son had been destined for agricultural pur. he married the only daughter of his friend suits, till it was discovered that he had and former tutor Dr. Rees. This lady neither taste nor inclination for such occu- died, without issue, in the year 1815. Io pations. From his earliest childhood be 1817 he inarried Anna, the only daughter had evinced an unusual predilection for of the late George Dyer, esq. of Sawbridgebooks. It was bis frequent practice, im. worth, who, with two children, survives him. mediately after breakfast, to disappear After bis remova. to the metropolis,

372
OBITUARY.—Dr. John Jones.

[April, Mr. Jones occasionally preached for his period of life." When,” he writes, “ the brethren, but never bad the charge of a fashionable levity and scepticism of the congregation., Voder some momentary times should, in some degree, subside, feeling of disgust, he destroyed all his and the spirit of party give way to a manuscript sermons, and, from that time, rational inquiry and a zeal for the truth.” never could be persuaded to appear in the lo 1808, Dr. Jones published " Illustrapulpit. He still, however, adhered to his tions of the four Gospels, founded on profession; was a member of the Presby. Circumstances peculiar to our Lord and ierian body of Londou Dissenting Minis his Evangelists;" and in 1812, "Eccleters, and, for some years, one of the cle- siastical Researches, or Philo and Josephus rical trustees of the estates and endowments proved to be Historians and Apologists of of Dr. Daniel Williams.

Christ, of his Followers, and of his Gospel." A few years ago, the University of Aber. The author here mainiains at length, the deen conterred upon him the honorary de- hypothesis at which he had only glanced gree of Doctor of Laws, and within a in preceding publications. A sequel to year or two of his death, he was elected This work was published in 1813, in which a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. the author proposed to trace the origin of

Dr. Jones maintained a high reputation the introductory chapters in Matthew and as a teacher of the classical languages. Luke's Gospels from Josephus, and to de. He superintended for a cousiderable time duce the peculiar articles of the orthodox the education of the sons of the late faith from the Gnostics, who opposed the distinguished lawyer and philanthropist, Gospel in the days of Christ and his Sir Samuel Romilly, and to the last be Apostles, had under bis care some young persons Under the name of Essenus, Dr. Jones of opulent families. But it must be ob- published, in 1819, a New Version of the served, to the honour of Dr. Jones, that, first three Chapters of Genesis. The work while thus courted by the rich and noble, was occasioned by Mr. Bellamy's translahe was ever ready to afford encourage. tion that had then just appeared. meot and gratuitous instruction to young In the folowing year, the appearance of men in humble circumstances.

numerous Deistical works induced Dr. As an author, Dr. Jones acquired no Jones to print, in one volume, Svo, “A small degree of celebrity. In the year Series of important facts, demonstrating 1800, while resident at Halifax, he pub- the Truth of the Christian Religion, drawn Jished bis first work, in two volumes 8vo. from the Writings of its Friends and Eoeunder the title of “A Developement of mies in the first and second Centuries,” Remarkable Events, calculated to restore Dr. Jones's next publication was “ A Reply the Christian Religion to its original Pu. 10 two Deistical works, entitled, A New rity, and to repel the Objectious of Un- Trial of the Witnesses, &c., and Gamaliel believers." His original design was to Smith's Not Paul but Jesus." To the ritle embody in these volumes all the facts of this work he assumed the name of Ben which he meant to adduce to elacidate the David. His last publication of a theological meaning, and establish the credibility of character, which appeared in 1825, was the historical and epistolary writings of entitled, “ Three Letters addressed to the the New Testament. But his materials Editor of the Quarterly Review, in which is haviog unexpectedly accumulated as he demonstrated the Geouineness of the three advanced, he was able to carry on bis Heavenly Witnesses, 1.Joho, v. 7, by Ben plao no further than the end of the Acts David." of the Apostles. These volumes contain Dr. Jones ranked deservedly high as a a viadication of the authenticity of the scholar and philologist, and his writings on disputed passage ia Josephus; and the the classical languages are numerous. In work is remarkable, as conveying the first 1813 he published a short Latin Grammar intimation of the hypothesis, for which he for the use of schools, which was reprioted was afterwards so greatiy distinguished, in 1816. In 1804 be published a Greek of Josephus and Phito being converts to Grammar, on an improved plan. This work the Christian faith. lo 1801 followed 'a was repeatedly reprinted ; but iu the last second part of this work, entitled “ The year he re-modelled and nearly re-wrote Epistle of Paul to the Romans analysed, the work, and published it under the title from a Developement of those Circum. of “ Etymologia Græca, or a Grammar of stances in the Roman Church by which it the Greek Language," &c. The iotention was occasioned.” Lu the former volumes of the alterations in this edition, was to the author had intimated his doubts as to render the Grammar more generally useful the success of his undertaking; and be to young learners. now became convinced that be had failed lo 1812 Dr. Jones published " A Latin to excite interest in his speculations. He and English Vocabulary, on a simple, yet Therefore discontinued the prosecution of philosophical principle, for the Use of his original plan, meaniog, however, to Schools.” This work he afterwards greatly resume the subject at a more advanced improved, and re-published, in 1825, uuder

« AnteriorContinuar »