The Belfast News-Letter
1 Jan 1839


In Belfast, on Christmas Day, the lady of Charles Tarrant jun. Esq., Civil Engineer, of a daughter.

December 25, at Loughbrickland, the lady of Captain E. C. Ansell, 7th Regiment, of a son.

December 27, at Goccan Lodge, the lady of Arthur H Read, Esq. of a son.


December 27, in Newtonlimavady Church, by the Rev. Robert Gage, Wm Charles Gage, of Coleraine, Esq. county Derry, to Mary, eldest daughter of the Rev. John Olphert, of Ballyconnell, county Donegal, and Rector of the parish of Drumachose, county Derry.

December 27, at Mosside, in the county of Antrim, by the Rev. S. Smyth, Presbyterian Minister of Draperstown, Mr Thomas Hanna, of Moyhamlet, county Derry, to Harriet Ann, daughter of John M'Cay, Esq.

December 31, by the Rev. Mr Campbell, of Whiteabbey, Mr Cortland Murray, of said place, to Miss Cecilia M'Bride, daughter of the late Mr. James M'Bride of Belfast.

December 20, by the Rev. Samuel Dunlop, Presbyterian Minister, Hillhall, Mr Robert Matthews, Loughaghery, to Martha, youngest daughter to Samuel Clarke, Esq. Blaris, Lisburn.

December 27, by the Rev. Henry Kyd, Joseph Clarke, Esq. M.D. Kilrea, to Helen Mary, second daughter of the late Mr Arthur Kyle, Dungiven.

December 25, by the Rev. Hugh Hanna  ?.C.C. Mr Wm. Davey to Miss Margaret Boston, both of this town.

December 11, by the Rev. Samuel Watson, A.M. Presbyterian Minister of the First Congregation of Killinchy, Mr Thomas Baylie, of Ballyministra, to Miss Elizabeth M'Cullough, third daughter of Mr Thomas M'Cullough, Tallongee.

June 20, at Norton, near St. John's N.B. Surgeon Bevan to Emily Elizabeth Shaw, eldest daughter of Mr. Samuel Shaw, late of Belfast.

December 21, in Upper Arthur-street, Miss Charlotte Knowles, daughter of James Knowles, Esq. and sister of James Sheridan Knowles, Esq. This deeply lamented Christian lady has been called to her rest from protracted illness which she endured with the most patient resignation. During many years she walked in close communion wit God, enjoying much of the Divine presence. Possessed of the ele....... views of gospel truth, and desiring fully to glorify and exalt her Almighty Saviour, her life was unreservedly devoted to his service. Her acquaintance with his Word was most intimate - her reliance on its promises unbounded - her zeal untiring -  her delight was to know and do the will of God. For the last ten years she was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Holywood, where her Christian labours, especially among the young, were unceasing and greatly blessed. As she lived so she died, rejoicing in hope, and triumphant in the prospect of a glorious eternity. Her memory will long  be cherished by the friends and relations who admired and loved her for her worth, and who are now called on to mourn for her death.
December 26, at Holywood House, James Orr, Esq. aged 60 years.
December 30, at 7o'clock, a.m. Mrs Samuel M'Crea, of Collinsward, near Belfast, of a few hours illness.
December 24, at Belfast, George Darling, at the age of 75 years; he was one of the many brave fellows who sailed with Nelson, and who surved their country at Trafalgar, & c.
December 17, at Ballylonghan, near Comber, after a long and painful illness, which she bore with the firmness, hope, and resignation of a Christian, Mr James Dugan, aged 67 years. The character which he maintained through life as a kind neighbour, a sincere friend, an affectionate parent, and an honest man, shall long survive in the memories of all who knew him.
December 21, at Seaforde, aged 45 years, Rev. Robert M'Cormick, having been 13 years Minister of the Seceding(?) Congregation of that place, during which time he endeavoured to discharge diligently, yet unostentationsly, the labourious duties of the Ministerial profession. He was a kind friend, a most affectionate husband, and a tender and indulgent parent. He has left a sorrowing widow and orphan child, who now mourn his loss.
December 25, at Omagh, Margaret, youngest daughter of Mr James Love.
December 20, at Killen, near Castlederg, Margaret, wife of Mr. Robert Caldwell, aged 39 years.
December 25, in his chambers in Trinity College, of fever, in the 17th year of his age, Louis Alexander, fourth son of Thomas Wm. Filgate, of Arthurstown, County Louth, Esq.
December 20, Captain the Hon. William Waldegrave, of the Royal Navy, second son of the late, and brother of the present Lord Radstock.
December 23, in London, Lieut.-General Charles Comer, H.E.I. Company's service, aged 82.
DEATH OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF CASHEL. - The Most Rev. Dr. Laurence, Archbishop of Cashel, died on Friday night at his town residence, Upper Merrion-street, Dublin, after a few days illness. His Grace had been a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and Professor of Hebrew in that University; and, in 1822, on the demise of Dr. Broderick, was elevated to the See of Cashel. On the death of the late Dr. Burke, Bishop of Waterford that See became lapsed, and the Administration of the affairs of the Diocese was entrusted to Dr. Laurence, who changed his residence from Cashel to the Palace at Waterford. The Archbishopric of Cashel is now extinct. The new Prelate will be Bishop of Cashel, Emly, Waterford and Lismore. Dr. Laurence was a very distinguished scholar. His Grace had been the private tutor of Sir Robert Peel, through whose influence he obtained the See of Cashel. Cashel is the first Archbishopric that has become vacant since the passing of the Irish Church Temporalities Bi
DEATH OF THE EARL OF CLARENDON. The Venerable Earl of Clarendon expired at his residence, Walmer Terrace, Deal? on Saturday last. the late Earl is succeeded in his titles and estates by his nephew, Sir George William Frederick Villiers (now Earl of Clarendon) our Ambassador at Madrid. The present Earl was born on the 12th o January, 1800, and is unmarried.
In November, at Kingston, Upper Canada, aged 50, Major Allen Cameron, Royal Artillery. He was an officer of great experience and bravery. He had served in every quarter of the globe. He was some time at Ceylon; and last winter he volunteered his services, during the troubles in the Canadas, and conveyed guns, arms and munitions of war to Toronto & c. He went afterwards, in charge of a party of artillery and guns, to Chippewa, where excessive fatigue and unremitting attention in erecting batteries and annoying the enemy, while in possession of Navy Island, brought on a severe illness, which deprived him of life.
In Tralee, Mrs. Elizabeth Devine, at the age of 110 years. She retained all her faculties to the last six months.

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