-- The Belfast News-Letter, 2 May 1823
-- DIED --
On the 23d April last, at the Falls, near Belfast, Mr. James Burden,
linen-draper and bleacher--a man of singular piety, integrity and
On the 24th ult. the Rev. Moses Neilson, D.D. aged 84, who was for 56
years the Presbyterian Minister of Kilmore, county of Down. Full of
years, he descended to the tomb. Rich at once in Classic reputation, and
religious consistency, his efforts gave to a place comparatively obscure a
literary fame and celebrity, which were duly estimated by the Universities
of his own and the sister kingdom. Nearly the father of the Synod of
Ulster, he commanded the respect, even of those whose views and sentiments
differed from his own. From the period, when he followed to the tomb the
remains of his son, the late lamented Dr. William Neilson, Professor of
the learned languages in the Belfast Institution--many of the ties which
bound him to the world, were loosed, but his attachment to this seminary,
which had been the scene of his son's distinguished exertions, continued
unbroken to the last.--Clear, collected, and discriminating, he steered
equally aloof from cold neutrality and enthusiastic prejudice. Beloved by
his family, honoured by his friends, his life passed in promoting the
welfare, confirming the religious hopes, and establishing by his advice
and example the purest principles of revelation, amongst the community, of
which for upwards of half a century he was the honor and ornament.
At Ballymoney, on the 20th ult. in the 64th year of her age, Mrs. Gordon,
relict of the late Mr. Joseph Gordon of that place.
In consequence of a fall, on the 25th ult. in the 54th year of his age,
Mr. George McCullough.--He was for many years Precentor to the
Presbyterian Congregation of Moneyrea ; and if the poet's aphorism be
true, that "an honest man's the noblest work of God." he may have been
equalled, but never surpassed. His funeral was attended by nearly one
thousand persons, and whilst the majority shed tears, all were silent as
At Letterkenny, on the 23d ult. aged 76, Mr. John Munn, long a
resepectable merchant in that town.
At East Hill, Wandsworth, Charles Warren, Esq. the eminent engraver of
London. He was conversing cheerfully a moment previous, fell on his desk,
and instantly expired.
A few days ago, at Six mile Bridge, county Clare, at the advanced age of
100 years, Mr. Edward Byrne, formerly an eminent Clothier ; he retained
his faculties to the last ; his wife still survives him, and she is in her
105th year, to whom he was married nearly 80 ; she possesses her
faculties, with the exception of sight.
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