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from his Grace's liberal subscriptions to all and for many years before he retired from works of splendour or utility.
the Bar, he stood in the very foremost rank We have one 'rait to add to this pora ait of these lines of practice, to which he con
it is the last, and the most important. fined himself. No lawyer was more reAs the Duke of Buccleuch held his high sorted to for written pleadings and for opi. situation for the happiness of those around nions--particularly Feudal Questions and him, he did not forget by whom it was in Arbitrations of importance and intricacy. committed to him. Public worship was The leading features of his mind were at all proper seasons performed in his fa- strength of judgment, a correct and delimily ; and his own sense of devotion was cate taste, a strong sense of propriety, a humble, ardent, and sincere. A devout high feeling for, and constant attention to believer in the truths of religion, he never, personal dignity, honour, and indepeneven in the gayest moment, permitted dence. His understanding was clear and them to be treated with levity in his pre- exact and his memory retentive. In few sence; and to attempt a jest on those sub- minds was treasured up more various ard jects, was to incur his serious reproof and useful knowledge, better arranged, and displeasure. He has gone to receive the more at command. An acute observer of reward of these virtues, too early for a men and manners, he had an inexhaustible country which will severely feel his loss, fund of anecdote, which was never introdufor his afflicted family and his sorrowing ed but with point and effect. He had an friends, but not too soon for himself, since exact and critical knowledge of the Latin it was the unceasing labour of his lite to language. The classical epitaph on his improve to the utmost the large opportu- father's monument in the Dunfermline cenities of benefiting mankind, with which metery will now be perused with peculiar his situation invested him. Others of his interest from the affecting circumstance, rank might be more missed in the resorts that there, mutatis mutandis, is drawn, of splendour and of gaiety frequented by with a master's hand, his own character. persons of distinction; but the peasant, The English language, though in his youth while he leans on his spade, age sinking to it had not been much attended to in this the grave in hopeless indigence, and youth country, he, from the very first, made it struggling for the means of existence, will his peculiar study to speak, as well as write, long miss the generous and powerful pa- with purity and elegance. The babit betron, whose aid was never asked in vain came quite natural to him. In cnversation when the inerit of the petitioner was un he spoke with case and fluency, in the most questioned.
appropriate and significant words, the most elegant turn of expression, the justest pro.
nunciation and emphasis : and he read THE LATE ADAM ROLLAND, ESQ.
and recited with a taste and feeling, that Died at his house in Queen Street, Edin- gave the author a force and effect not per. burgh, on the 18th of August, ADAM ROL. ceived when read by another. LAND of Gask, Esq. Advocate, and Deputy He did not, however, speak in public when Governor of the Bank of Scotland.
he had to stretch his voice beyond the tone The death of Mr Rolland makes one of of conversation, but early confined himselt those blanks which cannot easily be sup- exclusively to written pleading and giving plied-an accomplished gentleman, an ele- opinions a division of professional labour gant scholar, an eminent lawyer, a Chris- in which he had no example, and has had tian from conviction, a man of unsullied no successor. probity and honour, of liberal and benefi. He intermeddied little with politics. But cient habits and an ardent lover of his in the years 1790 and 1791, when he apcountry.
prehended danger to the country, from the He received the first rudiments of his spreading of the Democratical principles, education at Dunfermline, near which lies engendered by the French Revolution, he his paternal estate of Gask. He went thought it his duty to depart from his through a regular course of study at the usual habits, and give the weight and sancUniversity of Edinburgh, and early gave tion of his name to the measures which appromise of that character which he after- peared to him necessary for repelling the wards so eminently maintained. The stu- danger. dy of the law, he used to say, had never He was always an admirer of Mr Pitt, been to his liking, and he followed it in and a personal friend of the late Lord Je. deference to the opinion of his friends. He ville, to whom he was much attached, and, passed Advocate in the year 1753, the same from the purest motives, a steady and deyear with Sir Ilay Campbell, Bart. and the cided approver of their public mcasures. late Mr Andrew Crosbie ; and though he It does not indeed appear that he ever redid not fall so immediately into general garded any thing in the power of Ministers, practice as those two great Lawyers and as an object of ambition. He was repeatcelebrated Pleaders, yet his worth and ta- edly asked to accept a seat on the Bench, lents were, at length, duly appreciated; as a Judge of the Court of Session, prior to 1796; when he was strongly solicited by that rule which gave him the command of Lord Chief Baron Dundas, then Lord Ad. a portion of time to himself. vocate, no longer “ to resist the general From this state of dignified and useful wish of the Court, and indeed of the coun- retirement, and in the enjoyment of genetry;" and he declined a similar offer after ral respect and esteem, Mr Rolland was the division of the Court into two Chambers. removed by the attack of his last illness, in
He had, for some time before this, been the 85th year of his age. abridging his business, and he soon after Polite, cheerful, affable, benevolent, inwithdrew from practice altogether—when telligent, regular, orderly, and dignified his health and faculties were still cntire, his his character was strikingly pourtrayed by line of practice most enviable, and his con. his personal appearance -little above the sideration at the bar as high as ever. This middle size, erect, without any tendency to he did from no disgust or discontent, but stoop, even in his declining years; his feafroni the conviction that, with the compe tures, as well as person, elegantly formed, tence he had acquired, he could pass his re with a graceful demeanour and fine exmaining years in a manner more suited to pression of countenance ; exact in his dress, his inclination and time of life.
without any approach to frivolity-a finishHe had, some time before, been appoint. ed gentleman of the former age--but with. ed one of the Directors of the Bank of Scot- out any of that peevish nonconformity with land, and he continued for several years to the present time, which is often the weakdevote a good deal of attention to its affairs. ness of age, but which lessens that usefulOn the death of Patrick Miller, Esq. ofness, which men so respectable as Mr RolDalswinton, he was appointed Deputy Go. land have always in their power, and which vernor.
he never failed to exercise to his friends, He delighted to relax occasionally in the his neighbours, and the public.-Edinburgh society of a few select friends. His conver- Advertiser. sation was instructive, lively, and fascina. This distinguished person has left the ting. His knowledge and good taste were following legacies to the under-mentioned not confined to philology and polite liter institutions. ature, but extended through the whole Society for Propagating Christian circle of the Liberal Arts.
- L. 1000 A threatening of an attack of apoplexy Lunatic Asylum
. 1000 & few years after his retirement, and his in- Society for the Relief of the Desti. creasing deafness, made him afterwards se tute Sick . .
1000 clude himself, in a great measure, from Senior Female Society . . 1000 general company. But he continued to the Junior Female Society
1000 last to keep up with the increasing know- Magdalene Asylum
. 1000 ledge of the age, took a warm interest in the Edinburgh Bible Society
1000 public and private occurrences of the day, Royal Intirmary
500 and was always ready to countenance by his Charity Workhouse
500 naine, andaid by munificent donations, every Orphan Hospital
500 charitable plan that appeared to him to be Asylum for Industrious Blind .
500 recommended by its utility. His charities, House of Industry . both of a public and private kind, were li. Edinburgh Education Society . 500 heral and extensive. and many who were Parochial Institutions for the Edu. relieved by his bounty will lament his cation of the Poor - - 500 death.
Society for Promoting Religious He was a zealous Presbyterian, and re Knowledgs among the Poor - 500 gularly attended public worship until his Society for the Suppression of Beg. deafness rendered him incapable of hearing. ging . . . . 500 The Sunday he carefully kept sacred both Society for the Sons of the Clergy - 500 from business and company. Amid the For a free School in Dunfermline - 1000 unceasing round of engagements, great, he paid, was the benefit he had derived from
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS.
Strangford, lady of his Excellency Vis. June 18. At Florence, Lady Burghersh, count Strangtord, his Majesty's 'Envoy wife of his Excellency the British Plenipo. at that Court, a daughter. tentiary at that Court, a son.
21. At Lausanne, Lady Harriet Moste, July 18. At Stockholm, Viscountess a son.
24. The lady of E. D. Ross, Esq. of 29. At Clumber Park, Tuxford, Notts, Great George Street, Westminster, a son. her Grace the Duchess of Newcastle, a
27. At Pancras Lane, London, the lady daughter. of Dr Charles Maclean, a daughter.
At Forge Lodge, Dumfries-shire, the 30. At Sorn Manse, Mrs Balfour, a son. lady of P. Mein, Esq. a son.
3). At Thrushgrove, near Glasgow, Mrs 31. At Ayr, Mrs Hill of Nailly, a son. James Turner, a son, being her eleventh Lately, At Dingestowe Court, Monchild, and ninth son.
mouthshire, the lady of Sir John Boyd, - At Sea View, near Belfast, the lady Bart. 3 son. of Colonel Balfour, of the 3d regiment, a daughter.
MARRIAGES. - At London, Mrs Leith Hay, a son.. July 17. At Liverpool, James Wallace
August 2. In Dorset Street, Portman Monteith, Esq. of Greenock, to Margaret, Square, London, the lady of T. W. Ram- eldest daughter of Alexander Anderson, say, Esq. a son.
Esq. of Liverpool. - At General Sir Hew Dalrymple's, 27. At Gatehouse, Thomas M'Courtie, Bart. Upper Wimpole Street, London, the Esq. of Walltrees, to Miss Mary M Nae, lady of Captain Dacres, a daughter. Fleet Street. Gatehouse.
- At Prince's Street, Edinburgh, Mrs 28. At Glasgow, Archibald Brown, Esq. Nicoll of Mains and Strathmartin, a daugh. to Miss Grace Hamilton, second daughter ter.
of the late Claude Hamilton, Esq. 4. The Countess of Euston, a son.
August 2. At Stobs Mills, Mr Robert -- Mrs Irvine, Northumberland Street, Leef, to Jane, daughter of George Miller, Edinburgh, a daughter.
Esq. of Hope Park. 6. At Stirling, the lady of George An 3. At Brigham, near Cockermouth, the derson, Esq. surgeon, a son.
Rev. George Coventry, M. A. eldest son of - In Upper Cadogan Place, London, Dr Coventry, Professor of Agriculture in the lady of Charles Grant, Esq. a daugh- the University of Edinburgh, to Jane, eldter.
est daughter of the late Dr Head, of ligh - At Powfoulis, the lady of James Cross, county of Cumberland. Bruce, Esq. a son.
- At Warriston Crescent, Robert Dry6. At Sundrum, the lady of John Ha- bourgh Menzies, Esq. in Agnes, second milton junior, Esq. a son.
daughter of the late Rev. David Pyper, 7. At Montrose, Mrs Dr Ross, a daugh- minister of Pencaitland. ter.
- At Few House, Perthshire, Alexan8. At Edinburgh, the lady of George der Scot, Esq. writer to the signet, to He. Fairholme, Esq. a son and heir.
len Sutherland, only daughter of the late 9. At Portland Place, London, the lady E. Marshall Gardiner, Esq. of Hillcairney. of Thomas Naughten, Esq. a son.
- At Killerinont, Walter Long, Esq. 11. Mrs Trotter, Abercromby Place, of Rood Ashton, Wiltshire, to Miss Mary Edinburgh, a daughter.
Ann Colquhoun, daughter of the Right - At Leith, Mrs Dr Macaulay, a daugh- Hon. Arch. Colquhoun, Lord Register of ter.
Scotland. 13. At Dunvegan Castle, the lady of J. - At Corsbie, Adam Walker, Esq. N. Macleod, Esq. of Macleod, a daughter. younger of Muirhouselaw, to Catharine,
14. The lady of Admiral Sir Richard third daughter of John Murray, Esq. of Strachan, a daughter.
Uplaw. 15. At Balbirnie, Fifeshire, the lady of 4. At Marchbill, Francis Maxwell of Major-General Balfour, a daughter. Liverpool, Esq. to Margaret, eldest daugh
16. At Boulogne, in France, the lady of ter of William Boyd, Esq. of Marchhill. Major Macdougall, 85th regiment, a son. 5. At Altyre, the residence of Sir W.
- At Drums, Carse of Gowrie, the wife G. G. Cumming, Bart. the Right Hon. the of a labouring man, named Alexander Earl of Uxbridge, son of the Marquis of Moodie, was safely delivered of three chil. Anglesea, to Miss E. Campbell, second dren, a boy and two girls, who are all doing daughter of the late John Campbell, Esq. well.
of Shawtield, and nicce to the Duke of Ar20. At Edinburgh, the lady of Robert gyle. Montgomery, Esq. a daughter.
7. At Islington, James Buchanan, Esq. 23. At Paisley, the lady of John Lowndes, of Glasgow, to Mary Ann, eldest daughter Esq. a daughter.
of the late William Finlayson, Esq. of St 24. At Stirling, Mrs Captain Forrester, Elizabeth's, Jamaica. a daughter.
9. At Tunbridge, Lieutenant-Col. Steele, 26. Mrs Gray, Chesterhall, a daughter. of the Coldstream Guards, to Lady Eliza
28. In Curzon Street, London, Lady beth Montagu, daughter of the Duke of Caroline Ann Macdonald of Clantonald, a Manchester. son and heir.
- At Clifton Hall, William Logan White of Howden, Esq. advocate, to Mar. riet, youngest daughter of the Right Hon. garet, eldest daughter of Alexander Charles Reginald Pole Carew. Maitland Gibson, Esq. of Clifton Hall. 23. At Mollance, William Renny, Esq.
9. At her father's house, John Flint, W. S. and solicitor of legacy duties, to Esq. son of the late Lieutenant-Colonel Margaret, second daughter of John NaFlint, of the 25th regiment, to Jane, se- pier, Esq. of Mollance. cond daughter of John Ewart, Esq. New. 24. At Crailing manse, the Rev, James ington, Edinburgh.
Strachan, minister of Cavers, to Jane, se- At St George's Chapel, York Place, cond daughter of the Rev. David Brown. Edinburgh, by the Rev. Mr Shannon, 25. At Luss manse, the Rev. Mr James William Henry Murray, Esq. to Miss M‘Lagan, to Miss Stuart, daughter of the Dyke, both of the Theatre-Royal, Edin. Rev. Dr Stuart, Luss. burgh.
27. Carl Gustaw, Baron von Bulow 10. At Ringston Place, Glasgow, David Wischendorff, to Helen Hay, third daughRankine, Esq. rifle brigade, to Barbara, ter of the late Henry David Inglis, Esq. daughter of the late Archibald Grahame, advocate. Esq. banker in Glasgow.
- At Newry, Robert Wallace, Esq. to - At St George's, Hanover Square, Catharine Matilda, daughter of the late London, Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. Thomas Templeton of Calcutta, Esq. James Henry Keith Stewart, M. P. bro. 30. At Laurieston, by the Rev. Dr ther to the Earl of Galloway, to Henrietta Johnston of North Leith, Dr Alexander Ann, second daughter of the Rev. Spencer Tweedie, Fellow of the Royal College of Madan, D. D. The Duchess of Marl. Surgeons, Edinburgh, to Miss Hannah borough and Lady Caroline Spencer Brown, daughter of the late David Brown, Churchill honoured the bridal party with Esq. their presence.
- At Glasgow, William M'Fie, Esq. - At Quidenham, Norfolk, James Mac. Greenock, to Miss Janet Marshall, second donald, Esq M. P. only son of Sir Archi. daughter of the late Claud Marshall, Esq. bald Macdonald, Bart. to Lady Sophia Sept. 1. At Eastwood manse, Wood SinKeppell, eldest daugbter of the Earl of Al. clair, Esq. Leith, to Helen, daughter of bemarle.
the Rev. George Loan. 11. At Lancefield, Roderick Gray, Mo. Lately, At St Mary's, Nottingham, Mr bile, West Florida, to Helen, daughter of Hawkins, aged 40, to Mrs Bowman, aged the late Henry Hardie, Esq. of Glasgow. 60, being the lady's seventh husband ! A
- At Maybole, W. B. Kennedy Law. great concourse of people waited to greet rie, of Woodhall, Esq. to Antonia, daugh- the happy pair on their return from church. ter of Arthur Robertson, Esq. of Wood. At Edinburgh, John Richardson, Esq. fordale, in the island of Trinidad.
to Lewis Hatby, fifth daughter of the late 12. At Seaton Farm, Old Aberdeen, Mr Lieutenant Colonel Hay, royal engineers. William Aikman, of the Bank of Scotland, Sir Henry Roddam Calder, Bart. of Aberdeen, to Ann, eldest daughter of Pe- Parkhouse, Kent, to Lady Frances Sclina ter Nicol, Esq. Old Aberdeen.
Pery, third daughter of the Earl of Lime- At Holkham Hall, the Right Hon. rick. the Earl of Rosebery, to the Hon. Miss At St Mary-le-bone, London, John W. Anson, sister of the Right Hon. Lord Vis. Grieve, Esq. of the 2d regiment of life count Anson, and grand-daughter of T. guards, to the Hon. Mrs Sidney Bowles, W. Coke, Esq. of Holkham Hall, M. P. sister to Lord Norwick. for Norfolk
At Kensington, the Rev. George Croly, - Lieutenant-Colonel Cowper, of the A. M. to Margaret Helen, second daughter Hon. East India Company's Bombay en- of the late P. Begbie, Esq. of the Stamp gineers, to Lydia, eldest daughter of Dr Office. Richard Reece.
At St John's Cathedral, Bengal, James 13. At Tradestown, Glasgow, Captain Jameson, Esq. to Frances Jane, youngest John Clerk, of the 27th regiment, to Miss daughter of the late Colonel Patton. Elizabeth Graham, daughter of the late At Chinsurah, East Indies, Mr Charles Roger Graham, Esq. of Ardrachkaig, Ar- Barber, to Mary Elizabeth Theresa, eldest gyll hire.
daughter of Capt. Mitchell, commanding 16. At St Gregory's Church, London, officer at that place. Alexander Harley, Esq. of Clunie, Dumfries-shire, late of the Hon. East India
DEATIIS. Company's Medical Establishment, Bengal, Oct. 24, 1818. Mr William Auldjo, to Sarah, eldest daughter of John Hyslop, youngest son of the late George Auldjo, Esq. surgeon, Doctors' Commons.
Esq. Chief Magistrate of Aberdeen. - Ai Glasgow, William Waddell, Esq. Dec. 7. Lost, in the China sea, Mr writer in Glasgow, to Jane, eldest daugh Christopher Lundin, second surviving son der of Mr Alexander Buchanan.
of the deceased Christopher Lundin, Esq. 19. The Earl of St Germains, to Har. of Auchterinairny.
20. At Hussingabad, Capt. Hugh Inglis and most affectionate parent, the qualities Ker, of the 7th Bengal cavalry, youngest of a cheerful and intelligent companion, son of the deceased William Ker of Ker and a sincerely faithful friend. To her field, Esq.
family her loss is irreparable, and it will Jan. 31. 1819. At Vizagapatam, Wilc long be felt by the very many objects of liam Marshall, eldest son of John Mar. her private benevolence. shall, Esq. of Edrington.
10. At Chelsea, James Hay, Esq. for. Feb. 3. At Sourabeya, Java, Mr Peter merly Speaker of the Hon. House of Assem. Kirkwood, midshipman.
bly of the island of Grenada, much and deseMarch 1. At Madras, the Hon. Mrs rvedly regretted by his family and friends. Elliot, wife of the Right Hon. Hugh El. - At Edinburgh, Mrs Mary Anne Ram, liot, Governor of Madras.
wife of Thomas Hamilton Miller, Esq. 20. On her passage to Bombay, on board - At Kew Green, Lieutenant-General his Majesty's ship Minden, the Lady of William Wynyard, late Equerry to his Rear-Admiral Sir Richard King, Com. Majesty, and Colonel of the 5th regiment mander in Chief in the East Indies of foot.
May 18. At Port-au-Prince, in St Do. 11. At Stirling, Capt. James Crichton, mingo, Robert Sutherland, Esq. formerly of the Briton Indiaman. 3 merchant in Kingston, Jamaica.
- At Stranraer, Mr Kelly, farmer in June. At Pointe-au-Petre, Guadaloupe, Stillock. He was a member of Sir Wil. Charles, fourth son of the Rev. Dr Bar- liam Maxwell, Bart. of Monreith's troop of clay, minister of the gospel at Kettle. cavalry, which was then on duty at Stran
July 5. At his seat at Newlands, in the raer, and having been warm and much facounty of Southampton, the Hon. Admiral tigued with drill the day before, wben he Sir William Cornwallis, G. C. B. Vice-Ad. came in from the field he had taken a miral of England, &c. &c. The naval an- draught of beer rather hastily, upon which nals of this country are graced with the he was seized with a violent cold and in. names of few individuals who stard so pre- flammation in the bowels, of which he died eminent as that of the late Sir Wm. Corn. next day. wallis.
12. Át Dalkeith, Mr George Rae, mer. 6. At Forbes Lodge, Alexander Forbes, chant there. Esq. of Inverernan.
13. At Scaton House, Hannah Char7. At Portobello, Charles, second son of lotte Georgiana, the infant daughter of Henry David Erskine, Esq. of Ammondel. Lord James Hay.
-'At her house, Gilmore Place, Edin. - At London, James Bell, Esq. of burgh, Mrs Murray of Mitchelstone. Russel Square.
At Gallatown, near Dysart, Mr Da. 14. William Woddrop, Esq. of Dal. vid Thomson, late merchant there; and at marnock. Coaltown, on the preceding evening, his - At Kensington Palace, Lady Porter, son David.
relict of Sir Stanier Porter, Knt. 8. At Canaan Grove, near Edinburgh, 15. At Cumnock, Mr Charles Macvitie, Miss Margaret Campbell, daughter of the aged 72. late Mr James Campbell, of Glasgow. - At the Manse of Pittenweem, the Rev.
- At Campbelton, Janet Black, spouse of Dr James Nairne of ('laremont, minister Mr Robert Lamb, writer there.
of that parish, in the 69th year of his age, - At Milnathort, after a short illness, and the 44th of his ministry. Dr Nairne the Rev. Andrew Imrie, in the 720 year died the Father of his Presbytery, as his of his age, and 34th of his ministry
grandfather and father had done. The fa9. At Madeira, Mrs Catharine Van mily had been favoured in Providence by Cortlandt, wife of Dr William Gourlay of a long tract of public usefulness in the saKincraig, physician in Maderia.
cred function; the Doctor's grandfather - At Inglismaldie, Kincardineshire, af. and father having been parochial ministers ter a few days illness, universally and sin- in the same Presbytery with himself, the cerely lamented by all who knew her, Ju- one for 68, and the other for 53 years. liet, Countess of Kintore.
Their united incumbences amount to 164 - At Rothesay, George Cuninghame, years, while for 116 successive years their Esq. Surveyor-General of the Customs for names have stood in the Presbytery roll. Scotland.
Although in a state of great debility of boAt Rothbury, Mr Robert Home, dy, in so much that he had latterly to sit in merchant, Berwick, much regretted
the pulpit, Dr Nairne's mind continued to - At Milnfield, after a lingering illness, be in full vigcur to the last; and the vari. which she bore with the most exemplary ety of his duties the last time he preached resignation and fortitude, Mrs Ann Bean, is striking-on the second Sunday before aged 55, wife of Mr Macdonell, writer, his death, he not only did his usual foreJoverness. Mrs Macdonell possessed the noon duty, but, in addition, ordained elrare talent of uniting with the daily exer- ders, dispensed the sacrament of baptism, cise of the duties of a sincere Christian, and celebrated a marriage.