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1899.) Memoir of Lieut.-Gen. Sir H. A. M, Cosby, Knt. 181 under General Smith at the second siege least success by hostile arms, and had of Tanjore, which being at last carried withstood very serious attacks both of by assault, after a passage had been Hyder's and of the Mabrattas,wbich it was effected over the ditch, be was deputed enabled to do from its natural strength by the General to treat with the Rajah, and local advantages for defence. The who had (on the breach being carried) capital of the country was in the midst retired into his palace, and appeared of high hills, and the whole face of the to be determined to defend himself couutry was covered and intersected by in that position to the last, Colonel woods and ravines; nor were batteries Cosby, accompanied by an interpreter of cannon wanting to strengthen its only, was admitted to bis presence. In defences, with a large body of brave men attaining this, Colonel Cosby had to pass to avail themselves of these advantages. through several intricate passages filled Still such was the superiority of English with the Rajah's adberents, who it discipline, and the tactics brought into seems bad devoted themselves to share play on this service, that whilst diverting the fate of their Chief, and which their the attention of the enemy by false degloomy but determined countenances monstrations, and turning their flanks, seemed strongly to indicate their being others were making more serious atprepared to do. The Colonel found the tacks on their principal barriers. From Rajah in a small chamber, with a few of these they were driven one after the bis most confidential friends. The in- other, until our troops gained such a terview was solemn and impressive, but footing in the country, as to alarm and it did not take much time to convince thereby cause a fluctuation of opinion the Rajab of the imprudence of further among their chiefs, as to the probable resistance. Colonel Cosby assured him success of further resistance; and which he was fully authorized to promise him ultimately induced the Rajah to capitunot only that his life would be guaran- late and agree to the terms settled by teed by the English, but that every de- our ally the Nabob of Arcot (whose licacy and respect should be observed to tributary he was), as those on which he bim, the females, and rest of his family: would be permitted to retain his situathe Colonel reminded him of General tion. He admitted Colonel Cosby to take Smith's well-known honourable cha- possession of Cavaretty, bis capital, until racter. The Rajah, after sighing once every thing was adjusted, and military or twice, asked Colonel Cusby if he roads cut through the country. The would swear by the sword he held in his loss on the side of the English was very hand to the truth of the statement, and trilling ; - the Colonel had a narrow that he was properly authorized to afford escape, his orderly Serjeant being killed protection. The reply being in the af- close to him. The whole business was firmative, the Rajab arose, said he was accomplished in six weeks, and Colonel satisfied, and gave orders to his people Cosby received the tbanks of the Madras to lay down their arms, for be relied on Government on the occasion, for his. the honour of the English. On this, celerity, enterprise, and judgment; and proper guards were immediately ap- it ended opportunely, for the rainy pointed by Colonel Cosby for the pro. season set in soon after. tection of the Palace, &c. &c.

In 1778, intelligence being received In 1775 Colonel Cosby, being still at Madras by an overland dispatch, of Adjutant-General, was sent to England the breaking out of war between Great with Dispatches of a confidential nature Britain and France, the army on the from the Commander-in-Chief, accom- coast of Coromandel was ordered to panied with tbe highest testimonials to take the field for the purpose of athis zeal, abilities, and merit as an officer. tacking Pondicherry. Lieutenant-CoColonel Cosby returned to his station lonel Cosby being still Adjutant-General, at Madras in 1777. A few weeks after bad shortly before in consequence of an bis return (although somewbat out application to the Government from the of the usage of the army, being still Nabob of Arcot) been appointed ComAdjutant-General,) he was appointed by mander of all the Nabob's regular Cavalry, the Government of Madras, to command then consisting of seven regiments, 550 a force consisting of tbree battalions of each, with 200 Light Infantry, 40 artilNative Infantry, with their field train, lery-men, and four six-pounders attached a battalion of the Nabob's troops, some to each regiment, forming in all a most cavalry, and an irregular force of the complete legion of 5,180 men, and 28 Calastry and the Ventitagherry Rajahs, pieces of cannun. Although this ap. to act against Bom Rauze, a Rajah of pointment was of itself of sufficient conthe first consideration, possessing an sequence to call for all Cosby's exertion ; extensive tract of country, about 90 yet, at the particular request of the miles N. W. of Madras. This country Commander-in-Chief, Sir Hector Munro, had never yet been penetrated with the Colonel Cosby readily agreed to act in

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192 Lieut.-Col. James Chisholm.--Very Rev. Archdeacon Jefferson. [Feb.
both capacities during the siege, and streets by a numerous and exasperated
discharged those important duties till soldiery, and an armed population, and
tbe fall of the place, which being most on the point of being surrounded and
skilfully defended by General Bellacombe cut to pieces, this intrepid and expe-
(at that time one of the best officers in rienced officer, with a handful of men,
the French service), did not surrender executed this service with such success,
until a practicable breach was made in as to intimidate the enemy, and served
the face of the Queen's Bastion, and a to gain for the small remnant of bis
passage effected across the ditch. On brave companions, a dearly-bought, but
the completion of this important service, honourable capitulation. In this action
Colonel Cosby was allowed to resign the he received a contusion on the bead
office of Adjutant-General, and it was from a ball.
very flatteringly notified by the Select In 1808 he was promoted to a majo-
Committee of the Madras Government. rity in the Royal African Corps, with
(To be concluded in our next.) which he served on the coast of Africa,

and, during a part of that time, as ComLieut.-COL. JAMES CHISHOLM. mandant of Goree. While thus em. In Invernesshire, Scotland, Lieut.-Col. ployed, he uniformly and determinedly James Chisholm, of the Royal African opposed the abominable and inhuman Corps. As an officer he was endowed traffic in slaves, many of whom he res. with much personal bravery and gal- cued from their oppressors, and restored Jantry in the field, and manifested great to their families and to freedom. On zeal for the service of his country, as his departure from the Island in 1816, well as an intimate knowledge of his the inbabitants of Goree, French as well profession. During a long course of as English, voted bim a gold medal, and active service, Colonel Chisholm, from an affectionate address, as a flattering the amenity of his disposition and man- testimony of the sense they entertained ners, was more than usually felicitous of bis services, and as a mark of gratiin gaining the approbation and confi- tude for the zeal with wbich he watched dence of his superiors, and acquiring the over the safety and interests of the Setfriendship and esteem of all with whom tlement. The Reports of the Royal he was acquainted. His first service African Institution contain abundant was in the 58th regiment, in which corps proofs of his cordial exertions in favour the immortal Wellington then com- of the unbappy natives of Africa ;-exmanded a company. In 1796 he joined ertions which, on his return to England, the 88th regiment, with a detachment were justly appreciated by all bis fellow. of which he served in India, both in labourers in human emancipation, and Guzerat, and in the Upper Provinces of particularly by that ardent and indeBengal, with distinguished gallantry, fatigable philanthropist, Mr. Wilberforce. where he attracted the notice, and ob- His death, though remotely attributable tained the countenance, of the late to the effects of intertropical complaints, General Lord Lake, and was with his was accelerated by an apoplectic seizure detachment incorporated with the 16th while on a visit with his friends in bis regiment, at that time under the com

native country mand of the Hon. Colonel Monson. He bore a conspicuous share in the opera- VERY Rev. ARCHDEACON JEFFERSON. tions of that destructive campaign, di- This excellent Divine, whose death is rected by the Commander-in chief in noticed in our last Obitnary, was colperson, against the troops and fortresses lated to the Rectory of Weeley in the of Rao Jeswunt Holkar. In one or more year 1806, by Bisbop Porteus; and, a assaults made upon the strong-holds of short time since, to the Vicarage of that daring Chieftain of the Mahrattas, Witbam in Essex, by the present Bishop Captain Chisholm received five wounds, of London ; where he had so much from some of which he never recovered. gained the esteem of the neighbour. Though smarting from unhealed wounds, hood, by the conscientious discharge of and his bealth greatly deteriorated by his important duties, and by his concian arduous service of eight years be- liating manners, that on Christmas day tween the tropicks, he was in the follow. Jast, a large proportion of the numerous ing year found engaged in the ill-Sated Dissenters resident in and about Witham, atiаck upon Buenos Ayres, in July 1807, attended bis Church, and expressed particularly in the rash assault of the themselves much gratified by the able city on the 5th of that month, wherein and impressive discourse wbich he delithe British troops lost all but their vered on that occasion. With a disin. honour. On this occasion, being or. terested liberality, he had begun, and dered to cover the rear of the left column was carrying on, extensive improve of his regiment, furiously pressed in the ments in the Vicarage-house, which

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1822.) Very Rev. Archdeacon Jefferson.Rev. John King.

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mate friend of Dr. Law, then Master of under bis predecessors. He was never St. Peter's College, and afterwards Bimarried. His will is so short, and at shop of Carlisle, be was entered of that the same time breathes so truly the Society. Here he proceeded to the despirit of religion and kindness, that it gree of A. B. in 1760; and from the will no doubt be acceptable.

honor which he obtained on that occa. I have been induced to communicate sion (being the seventh Wrangler on these few facts, however scanty and im- the tripos), he was elected Fellow. He perfect, in tbe hope that some friend, soon, however, relinquished residence in familiar with the public and private life college, having been appointed in that of the Archdeacon, may enrich your year on the recommendation of his pages with a memoir of so exemplary a tutor, the Rev. Daniel Longmire, A. M.); character, that thus, though dead, be Under Master of the Free Grammar may yet speak.

J. S. School of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, then “Glory to God in the Highest, on governed by that eminent scholar and

Eartb peace, goodwill towards men. able instructor, the Rev. Hugh Moises, “The last Will and Testament of A.M. In this situation he continued Joseph Jefferson, Clerk.

seven years; and during that period “ 1 give and bequeath to the Col- bad the pleasure of seeing the school chester and Essex Hospital, the sum of raised so high in reputation, and the 1001. To tbe Essex Clergy Charity, the number of scholars so considerably insum of 31. To the Clergy Orphan Cha- creased, as to require the appointment rity, tbe sum of 501. To the poor inba- of a third Master. The present Lord bitants of the parish of Weeley, without Chancellor, the Earl of Eldon, and bis distinction as to lawful settlement, 201. learned brother, Lord Stowell, both reto be distributed in four successive ceived their education here while Mr. years, in equal portions, on Christmas King was the Under Master. In 1763, day, in bread and coals. And all the be proceeded to the degree of A. M. rest and residue of my real and personal In 1767, be removed from Newcastle to estate, including all plate, books, and Ipswich, baving been appointed Master other goods and chattels, of what nature of the Free Grammar School in tbat or kind soever, I give and bequeath to town, on the recommendation of his my dear and beloved sister-in-law, Mary old friend and preceptor Mr. Temple, Jefferson, now residing witb me, whose to whom the school committee had tenderness and affection has been un- written, through the Rev. Andrew Laywearied and unremiting, for her sole ton, A.M. Rector of St. Matthew (whose ose and benefit ; and I hereby appoint sister Mr. Temple bad married) to point ber the sole executrix. In witness out a person qualified to fill that situawhereof I have hereunto set my band tion. In the same year he was chosen and seal, this 24th day of December, by the Corporation the Town Preacher; in the year of our Lord 1821.

and notwithstanding the changes in the (Signed) “ Jos. JEFFERSON." political interests of the borough, he reThe personal effects were sworn under tained this situation for a period of 60001.

twenty-three years. In 1776, he was The Rev. JOHN KING, A. M. presented by his College to the Rectory Mr. King was born at Richmond in of Witnesbam, near Ipswich. In 1798, Yorksbire, on the 28th of April 1738, on account of some dangerous attacks and received the rudiments of bis edu- of illness, and an infirm state of bealth, cation at the Free Grammar School in he resigned the mastership of the school, that town, under the tuition of that truly which, by his talents and application, classical scholar and liberal divine, the he had raised so high in the public estiRev. Anthony Temple *, A. M. Vicar of mation, as to have bad upwards of seEasby. From Richmond be removed to venty boarders at one time in his house; Cambridge ; and on the recommenda- and retired to a residence on his rection of the Rev. Francis Blackburnet, tory, where he closed his eartbly career A. M. Archdeacon of Cleveland, an inti- on the 26th of January 1822, in the

84th year of his age, perfectly satisfied * For some account of Mr. Temple, with that lot and station assigned to see " Vichols's Illustrations of the Lite- him by Providence; and after having tary History of the Eighteenth Century,” filled, throughout a long life, a public vol. I. p. 767.

situation, with the big best credit to + For a Biographical Memoir of Mr. himself, and the greatest advantage to Blackburne, see « Nichols's Literary others. Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century,' Mr. King was the author of the folvol. III. pp. 14-24, 642 ; vol. VIII. pp. lowing works; viz. " Sententiæ ex 57,761 ; vol. IX. p.785.

diversis auctoribus excerptæ, et primis

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Memoir of Rev. John King, A.M.

[Feb. Linguæ Latinæ Tyronibus accommo- lege, Cambridge, where he proceeded to datæ, opera Johannis King, A. B. apud the degree of A. B. in 1800, and was Novocastrenses Sub-præceptoris." New. elected Fellow. In 1803, he proceeded castle, 1761. “ A Sermon, preached at to that of A. M. and was called to the Witnesham, Nov. 29, 1798, being the Bar. Io 1808, he married Caroline Maday appointed for a General Thanks- tilda Staple, of Hackney, and died Oct. giving on account of our late Naval 24, 1815 (leaving an only daughter), Victories. Ipswich." sm. 4to. And greatly respected by his relations and “A Sermon on the Catholic Claims ; friends, and with the fairest prospect of with Notes and a Postscript. Ipswich, rising to eminence in his profession, 1813." sm. 4to. There is an engraved being possessed of considerable talent Portrait of Mr. King (a private plate), and ihe greatest industry. He was buby Bond, from a Miniature by Dunthorne. ried in the chancel of the church of

His remains were interred in the Witnesbam, where on a bandsome chancel of the church of Witnesham; mural tablet affixed to the North wall, but, by his express desire, a mural and surmounted by an urn, with drapery tablet is to be erected in the church of over it, beneath which is a scroll with St. Mary at Tower, Ipswich, on which this sentence" The just is steady to it is intended to inscribe the following his purpose," and a book which is let. memorial:

tered “Law"), is the following inscrip" M. S. Johannis King,'A. M. Col- tion :legii Divi Petri apud Cantabrigienses “ Near this place are deposited the Socij; Ecclesiæ de Witnesbam, in hoc remains of John King, of ihe Middle Agro, Rectoris ; et per annos xxili apud Temple, Esq. Barrister at Law, late Gippuvicenses Publici Concionatoris. Pellow of St. Peter's College, Cambridge, Qui, juventutis instituendæ peritissimus, A. M.; eldest son of the Rev. John King, scholæ Regiæ per annos xxxI summa Rector of this parish. He was born the cum laude præfuit ; et cujus in honore 16th of May 1778, and died the 24th of erat septuaginta plus minus discipulos October 1815. He married Miss Caroin ædibus suis simul accepisse. Vixit line Matilda Staple, of Hackney, by annos lxxxu. Decessit vu Cal. Feb. whom he had issue one daughter, Anne, MDCCCXXII."

and both of wbom he left surviving him. He married, June 10, 1777, Elizabeth His integrity and abilities promised him Sarah, the only daughter of the Rev. the highest success in his profession; Thomas Bishop, A. B. Rector of Trim- his domestic virtues endeared him to ley St. Martin and Ash by Campsey, in his family and his friends ; his religion Suffolk, and Perpetual Curate of St. enabled him to bear with patience a Mary at Tower, and St. Mary at Elms, long and painful illness; and taught in Ipswich. She died Dec. 30, 1813, bim to look forward with confidence to and was interred at Witnesham, where, a blessed immortality. His widow bath on a mural tablet, on the south side of caused this monument to be erected, as the chancel, is the following inscription well to record bis virtues, as to testify to her memory :

ber affection for bis memory. “ Arms. Arg. on a bend Gul. cotised, “ Arms: quarterly, first and fourth, three besants. On an inescutcheon of a lion rampant between three cross pretence Or, three lions passant Sable. crosslets, 2 and 1 ; second and third, Crest : On a torse, a griffin Or, statant, Arg. on a bend cotised Gut. three and resting its right paw on a besant. besants; impaling, Or, a chevron Er

Elizabetbæ Sarai King, Revdi Jo- minois between three manches. Crest: annis King uxoris, et Revdi Thomæ Bi- a lion rampant crowned." shop unicæ filiæ et hæredis. Obiit die He was the editor of “A Report of trigesimo Decembris, A. D. 1813, ætatis the Cases, the King v. Younge, and the suæ 61. Nulla fere, sive uxor, sive parens, King v. Wright, for selling Guineas; omnibus magis præcellebat virtutibus and of the Arguments of the Counsel; nec liberis ejus fuit carior, imo jure with the Judgement delivered thereon. fuit cara discipulis, quos viginti per an- 1811." 8vo: and of “ Burn's Justice of nos summa alebat cura et sedulitate the Peace, brought down to the 50th apud Gippovicenses."

of George 111." 5 vols. 8vo. By her he had issue nine sons and one His second son, Robert Carew, is a daughter. It was his lot, however, to surgeon of eminence at Saxmundham in have experienced, during his life-time, Suffolk. His third son, George, is in the painful trial attendant on the loss the medical department of the East of five of these sons; wbich afflicting India Company's service. His fourth strokes of Providence he sustained with sun, William, is a physician in Queen becoming resignation. His eldest son, Anne-street West, and a Fellow of the Jobn, was educated at St. Peter's Col. Royal College of Physicians, London.

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Rev. John King, A.M.- Red. Dr. Edward Barry. 185 He was of St. Peter's College, Cambridge, sumptuous, to raise the dejected, to wbere be proceeded to the degree of comfort the desponding, to inspire faith A. B. in 1809, being the twelfth Wrangler' and hope, and to conduct the dying on the Tripos, and in consequence was Christian to the busoin of his Saviour elected Fellow. In 1812, he proceeded and his God. The excellent Ordinary of to the degree of A. M. His fifth son, Newgate, Mr. Villelle, often availed bimCharles, was a lieutenant in the Royal self of his assistance in softening the Regiment of Artiliery ; and, baving been hardness of the offender by awakening severely wounded and taken prisoner the terrors of conscience. Nov. 28, 1812, near Fort Erie, in Upper From the busy scenes of the metroCanada, died at the Black Rock, Feb. polis, he was invited by the call of 99, 1813. A mural tablet is erected to Friendship to reside in Reading, where bis memory in the chancel of the church be employed his leisure hours in pub. of Witnesbam, with the following in- lishing some of his works. His atscription :

tention was then attracted by a new “To the Memory of Lieut. Charles species of Christians, who professed the King, of the Royal Artillery, who was principles, and preserved ibe forms of wounded severely, and taken prisoner, in worship, of the Established Church, but the battle near Fort Detroit, Upper who admitted dissenting preachers in Canada, Nov. 28, 1812. He languished their pulpits. The result of his examinatill Feb. 22, 1813, and was buried at tion of their conduct was bis “ Friendly Niagara, with military honours; aged 25. Call to a new species of Dissenters," a Pro Patriâ nos Patrice Fines, et dilectos publication, of which in a short time Parentes, nos Vitam."

several editions were printed. It was His sixth son, Richard Henry, served dedicated to Sir William Scott, by on-board the Shannon, under Sir P.R. V. whose interest he obtained the living Broke, and is a Lieutenant in the Royal of St. Mary's, and soon alter the more Navy.-His seventh son, Edward, a sur- valuable preferment of St. Leonard's, geon in the East India Company's ser- in Wallingford. There, by his assiduity Vice, died in camp at Talmauh, Madras, in the duties of his profession, by bis Aug. 14, 1817, from the effects of a affectionate and forcible private and march in bad weather, in the 25th year public exhortations, and particularly by of his age.

the institution of a Sunday evening lecHis daughter, Elizabeth, is unmarried; ture, he was gratified by the inost and two sons died in their infancy. crowded congregations, or the affection

of his parishioners, and of the interest Rev. Dr. EDWARD BARRY.

which his cbaracter excited in all deJan. 16. Ac Wallingford, the Rev. Ed- scriptions of persons in the town), a most ward Barry, M. D, and D. D. in the 63d affecting proof was given by the imyear of his age. He was the son of mense concourse of people who attended Dr. Barry, a physician at Bristol, and his funeral, and by the tears which were was educated at Bristol School under shed on that solemn occasion. that eminent scholar and master, Mr. He possessed a considerable share of Lee. He was originally intended for classical learning, and of general knowthe profession of physic, and after the ledge. He was cheerful and lively in usual course of study, be graduated at conversation, zealous and active in the Sc Andrew's. But the bent of his mind cause of benevolence; and his heart was was directed to divinity; and be accord- so open to charity, that he never beheld ingly made himself master of the prin- a person in distress without affording cipal Ortbodox and Calvinistical divines, relief in full proportion to his ability.Having compared their arguments, and He was twice married. His last wile, examined them by the safest and the the eldest daughter of the late Mr. Morell purest test, the Holy Scriptures, he took of Oxford, survives him. orders, and warmly esponsed the sound He published the following works : principles of the Church of England. “ A Letter to Mr. Cumberland, occaHe was several years Curate of Mary-le- sioned by bis Letter to the Bishop of bonne, and was considered as one of the Landaff," 1783, 8v0.--"A Sermon prearlie most popular preachers in the metro- ed Aug. 14, 1786, before the British pulis.' He united zeal and knowledge ; Assurance Society,” 4tv.-.“A Sermon *as energetic and persuasive ; and preached to the Convicts under Sen. most of the public charities in London tence of Death in Newgate, April 20," were bighly benefited by his exertions 1788, 460.--" Twelve Sermons on partiin their favour. His exhortations to the cular Occasions," 1789, 8vo.--" A Letsirk were particularly calculated to ter on the Practice of Boxing, addressed convert the infidel, to humble the pre- to the King, Lords, and Commons," Gzxt. Mac. Feltuary, 1822.

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