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Funeral of his late Majesty.
Equeries to his Majesty.
Clerk Marshal and First Equery.
Grooms of the Bed Chamber to his Majesty.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas.
The Master of the Rolls.
Treasurer of the King's Household.
Privy Counsellors (not Peers):
Sir J. Nicholl, R. Ryder, N. Vansiitart, C. Arbuthnol, C. Long, C. Bathurst, T.
S. E. Eardley, C. Blaney, R. W. Curzon.
J. R. Townshend.
Kenyon, Mootague, Walsingham, Aston.
Rouge Dragon Pursuivant.
Duncannon, Vallerort, Ingestrie,
Viscount Sidmouth :
Earl Powis :
The Dukes present supported the Pall.
The Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain :
The Earl of Westmoreland, K.G.
Chester Herald, acting for Norroy King of Arms.
Viscount Lake; Marquis of Headfort, K. St. P.
Gold Stick : Earl Cathcart, K. T.
Groom of the Stole: the Marquis of Wiuchester.
The Banner of Hanover, borne by Lord Hill, G.C.B.
The Union Banner, borne by Lord Grenville.
The Great Banner, borne by Lord Clinton.
The Royal Crown of Hanover, borne
A Gentleman Usher.
John S. Dobyos, esq.
Gentleman Usher. R. Powell, esq. cushion, by R. Bigland, esq. Norroy,
S. Randall, esq. acting for Clarenceux King of Arms. The Lord Steward of his Majesty's Household : the Marquis of Cholmondeley, '
attended by his Secretary, T. Brent, esq.
The Lord Chamberlain of his Majesty's Gentleman Usher. Household, the Marquis of Hertford, A Gentleman Usher. H. Seymour, esq. K. G. attended by his Secretary, John
H.J. Hatton, esq. Calvert, esq.
THE ROYAL BODY, Covered with a fine Holland Sheet and a Purple Velvet Pall, adorned with Ten Escutcheons of ihe Imperial Arms, carried by Ten Yeomen of the
Guard, under a Canopy of Purple Velvet.
1st Gentleman Usher
Gentleman Usher of Garter Principal King of Arms : Daily Waiter to his
the Black Rod: Sir
Sir Isaac Heard. Majesty.
T. Tyrwhitt, knt. The Caref Mourner, his Royal High
ness the Duke of York, in a long black Supporter : Cloak, with the Star of the Order of the
Supporter : The Marquis of
The Marquis of Garter embroidered thereon, and wearStafford, K.G. ing the Collars of the Garter, Bath, and
Buckingham. Royal Hanoveriau Guelphic Order. Train Bearers : The Marquis of Bath; the Marquis of Salisbury, K.G. assisted by
Lord Viscount Jocelyn, Vice-Chamberlain of his Majesty's Household. Assistants to his Royal Highness the Chief Mourner: The Marquis Conyngham, the Marquis Cornwallis, K. St. P.; the Earls of Shaftesbury, Huntingdon, Dartmouth, Aberdeen, K.T. Pomfret, Aylesford, Harcourt, Waldegrave, Bathurst, K.G.
Chatham, K.T. Liverpool, K.G. Ailesbury, K.T. Arran, Bessborough. Princes of the Blood Royal, in long black cloaks, the train of each borne by two Genslemen of the respective Households of their Royal Highnesses :
The Duke of Sussex. The Duke of Clarence.
of his late Majesty: The Lord Chancellor ; the Archbishop of Canterbury; Lord Arden; the Archbishop of York; the Rt. Hon. Sir Wo. Grant; the Marquis of Camden, K.G.; Lord St. Helen's; the Lord Bishop of London ; the Earl of Macclesfield ; Lord Henley, G.C.B.
[Feb. Master of the House
Vice Chamberlain to hold to his late MaGroom of the Stole to his late Majesty
his late Majesty on jesty on the Windsor
the Windsor Esta. on the Windsor Establishment : Establishment : B. C.
blishment : Lord J.
barı.; Lieut.-Geo. Sir H. Campbell.
His late Majesty's Trustees:
Sir John Simeon, bart.
Equeries to his late Majesty :
Gentlemen Pensioners with their Axes reversed.
Yeomen of the Guard with their Partizans reversed. Upon the arrival of the Procession at appeared most sensibly affected. There St. George's Chapel, the Knight's Mar a settled melancholy in the counsbal's men, the trumpets and drums, tenance of Prince Leopold, which nafiled off without the door.
turally heightened the interest his Royal At the entrance of the Chapel, the Highness's presence uniformly inspires. Royal Body was received by the Dean The Dukes of Clarence, Sussex, and and Prebendaries, attended by the Choir, Gloucester, evinced considerable agitawho fell immediately before Blanc Cour. tion of feeling, in which the whole of sier King of Arms, bearing the Crown the spectators appeared to sympathise. of Hanover, and the Procession moved In the Metropolis, business of every into the Choir, where the Royal Budy description was entirely suspended. Di. was placed on a platform, and the Crown's vine Service was celebrated, in the and Cusbions laid thereon.
Churches, while the deep funeral tone His Royal Highness the Duke of York, of the different bells proclaimed the the Chief Mourner, was seated on a obsequies of the Father of his people. Chair at the Head of the Corpse, and This spontaneous homage to his methe Supporters on either side.
mory did honour to the moral and The Princes of the Blood Royal were loyal sentiments of the British nation. seated near the Chief Mourner.
No Royal Edict was required, to call The Lord Chamberlain of his Majes- forth this outward sign of affectionate ty's Household took his place at the respect. A simple suggestion from the Feet of the Corpse ; and the Supporters Chief Magistrate of the City of London of the Pall and of the Canopy arranged (and even that was anticipated by pubthemselves on each side of the Royal lic feeling) is the only act of authority, Body.
that preceded this general tribute to The service was commenced by the departed Royalty. Dean of Windsor. It was about nine Many appropriate and excellent Ser. o'clock when the first part of the Pro. mons were preached in honour and comcession entered the South aile, and the memoration of his deceased Majesty's whole had not taken their seats within public and private virtues. the Chapel until ten o'clock. The An The great bell at St. Paul's, and those them of “ Hear my Prayer," was sung of most of the Churches, tolled at in. by Masters Marshall and Deering in a tervals the whole of the day. The superior style ; and the celebrated Fu. Union Flag was hoisted half-mast high neral Anthem by Handel, upon the on the Tower, the Admiralty, the Pardeath of Queen Caroline, was sung by liament House, St. Martin's Church, St. Messrs. Knyvett, Sale, Vaughan, and Giles's, and many other Churches, as Masters Marshall and Deering.
also on the different vessels in the Sir Isaac Heard then proclaimed the River. style and titles of his Majesty, and the The Stock Exchange, by order of its Royal Body was lowered into the vault Committee, and the Royal Exchange, about half after ten o'clock.
by order of the Gresham Committee, The ceremonial terminated about were closed the whole day. Not only eleven o'clock, and as the Royal Dukes the shops, but the counting-houses of were departing with the other Members the merchants were closed. of the Procession, a " Solemn Volun Minute guns were fired in the Park, tary' was performed.
at the Tower, and on the banks of the His Royal Highness the Duke of York Thames, from nine to ten o'clock.
[ 177 ] FUNERAL OF His ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF KENT. In our Obituary of last month, p. 85, On Friday the procession moved on we have recorded the sudden and la in the same order to Cumberland- lodge, mented death of his Royal Highness the which is situated in the Great Park on Duke of Kent.-On Saturday, the 12th the South side of Windsor, and arrived instant, his remains were committed to there at six o'clock in the evening. the silent tomb.
On the procession arriving at the The body of his Royal Highness lay in lodge, the coffin was received at the state for a short time at Woolbrook principal entrance of Mr. Mash, attend. Cottage, Sidmouth, previous to its final ed by Colonel Stevenson. It was conremoval from a scene which, but a few veyed into one of the suit of rooms on days before, was distinguished by all the ground floor, immediate at the left the joys of domestic bliss and social hap of the Hall. piness. This took place in a spacious Upon the arrival of the procession at room, which was bung with black cloth St. George's Chapel, Windsor, the drums and lighted with thirty wax candles. and trumpets of the Royal Household, The glare of day was altogether exclud the Knight Marshal's men, and the sered. The coffin and urn were raised upon vants and grooms of the Royal Family, trestles, and covered with a rich velvet filed off without the door. pall, turned up at each end to sbew the The coffin was one of the largest which splendid materials of which they were has been made for any of the Royal Facomposed.
mily. It was 7 feet 5 inches and a lialf At the head of the coffin was a su in length; 2 feet 10 inches in breadth; perb plume of feathers, and three smal 2 feet and 1 inch in depth; and weigh. ler plumes placed on each side ; right ing altogether upwards of a ton. and left were three large wax tapers, in The following is a copy of the Inscripsolid silver candlesticks, standing near tion upon the plate of his coffin :five feet high.
DEPOSITUM The whole had an awful and imposing
Illustrissimi Principis effect. The concourse of persons who
EDUARDI DE BRUNSWICK-LUNENBURG, were admitted to the solemn spectacle
Ducis Cantii et Stratherniæ, Comitis was immense for a country town. The
Dublinæ, company entered at one door, and hav.
Nobilissimi Ordinis Priscelidis, ing walked round the Royal remains,
Honoratissimi Ordinis Militaris de Balneo made their egress by another. Every
et Illustrissimi Ordinis Sancti Patricii, thing was conducted with the greatest
Equitis, order and regularity.
Filii Quartogeniti Augustissimi et PotenOn Monday the 7th the procession
tissimi towards Windsor commenced, attended
Georgu Tertii, by an immense concourse of spectators,
Dei Gratia, Britanniarum Regis, Fidei from the surrounding country, who sin
Defensoris, cerely lamented the early loss of one to
Obiit whose future residence among them they
XXIII Die Januarii, Anno Domini had looked with the most pleasing sen.
Ætatis suæ Upon the arrival of the procession at
LIII. Bridport, the remains of ir Royal Highness were placed in the church there, The Supporters of the pall and canopy under a military guard, dr.g the night bearers were Lord Cathcart, Sir William of Monday.
Keppel, Sir Charles Asgill, Sir Hew On the following morning, at ten Dalrymple, Sir George Nugent, Sir o'clock, the procession moved in the Alured Clarke, and General Gascoyne, same order, halting on Tuesday, the 8th, all full Generals, in their uniforms, bis at Blandford; on Wednesday, the 9th, late Royal Highness being of that rank. at Salisbury, and on Thursday, the 10tb, At the entrance into the Chapel the at Basingstoke; the same arrangement
Dean of Windsor commenced reading being observed, for placing the remains the sublime Funeral Service, “ I am the of his late Royal Highness, each night Resurrection and the Life.” as at Bridport.
After the conclusion of the office of In every town through which the ca Burial, the venerable Sir Isaac Heard valcade passed, the utmost respect was proclaimed the style of his late Royal evinced by the inhabitants; the shops Highness. were closed--the Church bells tolled, After the funeral obsequies had been and'every other suitable attention was sulemnized, the Royal Dukes retired to paid which the solemn occasion required. the Castle. GENT. MAG. February, 1820.
[Feb. JOHN EARL OF SUFFOLK AND BERKSHIRE. liging disposition--that hilarity, cheer
Feb. 23. At Charleton House, Wilt. fulness, and good-humoured complacency shire, Jobn Howard, Earl of Suffolk and which accompany the consciousness of Berkshire, Viscount Andover, and Baron well-doing, and are the best evidence of Howard of Charleton, a General in the a mind at peace with itself and in chaArmy, Colonel of the 44th regiment of rity with all the world. The tempered inFoot, Governor of Londonderry and Cul. dulgence with which the reins of paternal more Forts.
authority were guided, secured for him, His Lordship was born at Tralee, in from his children, their fondest regard and the county of Kerry, March 7, 1738-9;
most filial confidence. He treated his was page to his Royal Highness William friends with a politeness that charmed, and Duke of Cumberland ; on Nov. 17, 1780,
a generosity that came from the heart. was promoted to the rank of Colonel in Every guest was made happy within his the army; and in August 1783, ap
doors. Innocent pleasure dwelt under pointed Colonel of the 70th regiment of his roof, and hospitality presided at his foot. He was married at St. Anne's, table.—During the long and afflicting illWestminster, July 2, 1774, to Julia,
ness which termiuated in his death, the daughter of John Gaskarth, of Penrith,
consolations of Christian hope, and his unco. Cumberland, esq. by whom he had
clouded assurance of the mercy and good. issue, Charles Nevinson, Viscount An
ness of God in the promise of a happy imdover (now Earl of Suffolk); three other mortality, were his refuge and his strong. sons and one daughter.
hold. He bowed with entire resignation
and grateful contentment to that searchJoshua Cooke, Esq.
ing discipline by which his faith was exOn Monday Feb. 7, died, at his house
ercised ;--and thus the severity of his in New College-lane, Oxford, Joshua
trials served but to prove still more surely Cooke, esq. aged 67, for many years an
the solidity of bis virtue; and his probaeminent bookseller in that city. There tionary sorrows (if we may venture to af.
firrn so inuch on such an awful theme), by are few men, in a private condition of life, who have been attended to their softening his devotion, and refining all the grave with feelings of more affectionate tempers of his soul, rendered him a fitter attachment than those which have been 'recipient for the felicities of another world, awakened by the death of Mr. Cooke.
and a brighter example for the edification First the partner, and afterwards the suc
of this ! -Jackson's Oxford Journal. cessor of the truly-respectable Mr. Daniel
[From a Correspondent.] Prince (who died, at an advanced age, in “ Mr. Cooke, one of the most estimable 1796), he soon secured to his name the
and disinterested friends I ever had, was, fairest reputation as a man of business, if I mistake not, a native of Hereford, by an inflexible integrity, and a long whence he removed early in life, and was course of laborious exertion. This repu apprenticed to Mr. Daniel Prince, to whom tation was accompanied by that reward he became partner, and successor. Mr. which, happily, is the almost invariable Cooke's very amiable temper, and friendly attendant upon industrious virtue. He disposition soun procured him an euviable was respected by every one both in the Uni distinction with the gentlemen of the University and the City; and on that ac
versity, by whom he was frequently incount was extensively patronized and emi vited to the honours of the Common Room, nently successful in trade, and for some
and received with the respect due to a few years previous to his lamented de man of engaging manners, and well-incease had retired from the fatigues of formed mind. His memory in literary business with a handsome fortune, acquir. anecdote was uncommonly retentive, and ed in the most creditable of all ways-by a long acquaintance with the eminent the force, that is, of his own assiduity, and
scholars of Oxford, their early history, the honourable sway of personal desert. and progress in public life, rendered his With these more affirmative traits of cha conversation highly interesting. But he racter was associated all the placid virtues. possessed more valuable qualities. He There was no taint of ill nature in his com. was a man of inflexible integrity, and in position-no unkindness or asperity in his the relative duties, it would be difficult to language or conversation. He was never mention a parent whose affection was known to administer to those ears which stronger, or more wisely, regulated, or are so greedily open to the tale of scan. whose family more strictly deserved to be dal and inalicious inuendoes on the cha named the family of love. Being left racter and conduct of their neighbours. a widower, while yet in the prime of life, And yet no man was more fond of the he devoted the remainder of it, to promote rational charms of society; but where the happiness of his four amiable daughever he was seen he always bore about ters, and how well he succeeded, their him those conciliating manners and ob- lasting sorrow will atiest.”