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other toils, far less congenial to his own and, although he occasionally recruited
appointed Solicitor-General. Mr Dupdas
men have descended to the grave with Mr Glassford was of an uncommonly stronger claims to the respect and affection healthful and robust constitution : he died, of all who knew him. His Lordship cerafter a few days illness, in the 55th year tainly was not endowed with those brilliant of his age. As a character, to which those talents which were conspicuous in many in public stations may fitly be directed for of his family ; but, joined to very respectan example of public virtue, we have able abilities, he possessed in an eminent thought ourselves privileged to express degree those graces of mildness, moderathose sentiments respecting him, in which tion, and affability, which blunt all perevery one to whom he was known will sonal and political animosity, and were so unite, and to offer this imperfect tribute particularly displayed in the very trying to his worth. Of his more private virtues, times in which he held the situation of his and of his importance to those connected Majesty's Advocate. We allude, of course, with him in the relations of domestic life, to those recently after the French Revoluit is not our province to speak, nor to esti- tion, when the minds of men in this part mate their grief, who mourn in secret the of the country, as well as in others, were loss of such a friend, and the failure of agitated with feelings of no common intesuch a prop. How repeated, and how im. rest. At that eventful period it required, pressive are the warnings which we receive in the person holding the powers and refrom God. Be ye also ready, for in such sponsibility of Lord Advocate, decision and an hour as ye know not, the Son of Man firmness,-command and moderation of cometh."-" Prepare to meet thy God.” temper; and men of all parties now agree
that Mr Dundas, in that situation, pos
sessed and displayed those qualities in a THE LATE LORD CHIEF BARON DUNDAS.
degree salutary to the public, and most
honourable to himself. Firm in his offi. June 17, 1819.-Died at Arniston, the cial duties, he blended the discharge of Right Hon. Robert Dundas of Arniston, these with a spirit of tenderness to those late Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Ex- whom he thought misled, and of con. chcquer. His Lordship had been for a ciliation to all who differed from him in long time in a very delicate state of health, the opinions at that time agitated ; and
it has been generally allowed that his trick Hepburn of Smeaton, by Marion, Lordship's conduct on that occasion, aided daughter of Sir George Suttie of Balgone, by the like decided and temperate ineasures Baronet. His father was eldest son of of Mr Elder, then Lord Provost, preserv- George Buchan of Collegehead, in the ed our city from the scenes of turbulence county of Haddington, and of Kello in and violence which so strongly threatened Berwickshire, who derived his descent from
the original Earls of Buchan, through the As a Judge in the Exchequer the Lord ancient and respectable family of Buchan Chief Baron was equally valuable. In the of Auchmacoy in Aberdeenshire. By his limited range of public cases which come mother Sir George was descended from one before that court in Scotland, the delin- of the oldest and most considerable houses quency of parties arraigned for breach of in the county of Haddington, the Hepthe revenue laws, is generally so clear and burns of Wauchtoun, the principal family apparent, that there is little room for doubt of that name, of which James Hepburn of hesitation in a judge's charge to the Earl of Bothwell and Duke of Orkney, jury ; but when it appeared that a defend husband of Queen Mary, was of a younger ant had acted from no improper motive, or branch. Sir George was early deprived of when a doubtful law was endeavoured to his mother, Fæmina crimia formæ pulchri. be interpreted to the prejudice of the fair tudine morumque probitate ornata, (monu. trader, his Lordship displayed a zeal, and mental inscription at Haddington,) who exen fervour, for the cause of the latter, died 14th October 1742, atat. 23, leaving which evinced that no length of service, as three sons and two daughters, of whom the a functionary of the Crown, could weaken only survivor now is John Buchan, Esq, his attachment to the rights and liberty of an able and intelligent Writer to his Mathe subject.
jesty's Signet, and Solicitor of Exchequer. If the qualities of which we have given Sir George was well grounded in classical 2 feeble outline rendered his Lordship so learning, and made considerable proficiency respectable in public life, it may easily be in every branch of education. Being desconceived how much they endeared him in tined for the bar, he commenced his legal private. His character, indeed, as a pri- studies at Edinburgh, passed one year at Fate individual, in all the relations of life, Leyden, and completed his course at the was most exemplary, and is universally ac- University of Edinburgh, his principal knowledged. It may be well repeated of companion being the late Henry Viscount Chief Baron Dundas, what was said by an Melville. These associates studied togeaninent judge on concluding the character ther several hours every day with the most of one of his brethren,-“ He has died, exemplary diligence, and the friendship leaving no good man his enemy, and at then contracted subsisted undiminished teaded with that sincere regret which only during the life of that eminent statesman, those can hope for who have occupied the to whose great patriotic and comprehensive like important stations, and acquitted them. political measures Sir George afforded a selves so well."
steady support. Sir George became a memHis Lordship married his cousin, Miss ber of the Faculty of Advocates 18th JaDundas, daughter of the late, and sister to nuary 1763; and on the death of his mo. the present Lord Viscount Melville, by ther's brother, George Hepburn of Smea. whom he has three sons and two daugh. ton, unmarried, 1st March 1764, his estate ters-Robert, his successor in the estate of devolved on Sir George, who, in conseArniston ; Henry, an officer in the navy ; quence, assumed the additional name of and William Pitt. His eldest daughter Hepburn. Hc thus succeeded to the bawas lately married to John Borthwick, rony of Smeaton Hepburn, a property that Esq. younger of Crookston ; and the young had been in the Hepburn family so early est is unmarried.-Edin. Courant.
as the fourteenth century, being a portion of the very extensive possessions of the
Hepburns of Wauchtoun, given in 1538 THE LATE SIR GEORGE BUCHAN
by Sir Patrick Hepburn of Wauchtoun to HEPBURN.
his second son Adam Hepburn of Smeaton,
from whom it came by lineal descent to Sir 26th June 1819.-Died at Smeaton, in George. On this fertile property Sir George the county of Haddington, after a long and erected one of the most commodious and severe illness, in the 81st year of his age, Sir best planned houses in Scotland, on a gen. GEORGE BUCHAN HEPBURN of Smeaton tle eminence in the midst of a highly cul. and Letham, Bart., formerly one of the Ba- tivated demesne, where he and Lady Heprons ot' the Court of Exchequer in Scotland. burn exercised the most liberal hospitality This respectable judge, born in March 1739, to their numerous friends, among whom a few months after our most gracious and were reckoned several of the most eminent venerable Sovereign, was eldest son of John characters of the nation ; and the late Lord Buchan of J.etham, near Haddington, by Melville passed some time there a few Elisabeth, only surviving daughter of Pa- weeks before his Lordship's lamented de. cease. This accession of fortune did not ture of that district, and the means of its relax the diligence of Sir George in the le. improvement; and the subject of covegal profession, which he assiduously follow. nants in leases, and other important topics ed, and was well employed as a counsel. of rural management, are therein fully disHe held the office of Solicitor to the Lords cussed. 2. A Treatise, under the signaof Session, as Commissioners of Teinds, from ture of Rusticus Abnormis, calculated to 1767 till June 1791), when he was appoint remove the gloomy ideas that prevailed reed Judge of the High Court of Admiralty of specting the depreciation of the Paper Cur. Scotland. On the death of his father, 21st rency. 3. A Speech, delivered at the November 1792, he succeeded to the estate County Table of Haddington in March of Letham and other valuable property in the 1813, on the important subject of the Corn county of Haddington, which he increased Laws, published at the request of that by additional purchases ; and, on the 31st meeting. In 1818, Sir George was at the of December 1800, was constituted one of trouble of selecting and shipping a considerthe Barons of Exchequer. He continued able quantity of the best grain in the counto hold that important trust with general ty, for his friend Mr Ferguson of Pitfour, satistaction till November 1814, when he M. P. to distribute for seed among the ocretired from his high official situation, in cupiers of his extensive estates in the north the 76th year of his age, not so much of Scotland. In the spring of the present from the decline that generally attends so year, alarming symptoms appeared. His advanced a period of life, the vigour of his sufferings during his last illness were exmental faculties remaining unimpaired, as tremely distressing, but he bore them with to enable the legislature to introduce that pious resignation to the Divine will, till the important measure, trial by jury in civil termination of his mortal existence, after causes in Scotland, now carried into exe- having well performed every duty of life. cution by his successor on the Exchequer His death was a public loss, and a severe bench, a gentleman of eminent abilities, blow to his immediate connections and par. and in great practice at the English bar. ticular friends, who always enjoyed the beIn testimony of the approbation of the nefit of his sound and judicious advice, Sovereign of his public services, on the given with the utmost readiness. In seve27th of December 1814, the dignity of ral instances (quorum pars fui) his powerBaronet of the United Kingdom of Great ful interest with ministers was successfully Britain and Ireland was conferred on Sir exerted for their benefit; and not a few George, with remainder to the heirs male of were indebted to his kindness for pecuniary his body.
assistance. He set a commendable exam. After Sir George's retirement from the ple in attendance on religious ordinances, Court, his time was usefully employed. and meetings for the relief of the poor. He He was a most active magistrate of the was a considerate landlord to his tenants, county of Haddington, of which he was and a kind master to his servants and de. convener, having therein succeeded his fa- pendants; and his conversation was unther, who held that office for upwards of commonly instructive and interesting, enlithirty years; and he took the principal lead vened with pleasantry and an inexhaustible at all public meetings, giving the highest fund of anecdote. satisfaction by his legal knowledge and ha- A few days after his death, there appearbits of business, united to mild and concie ed in a periodical publication a tribute to liating manners, similar to
the memory of Sir George, by an expe--Crispi jucunda senectus
rienced agriculturist in his neighbourhood, Cujus crant mores, qualis facundia, mite from which the following extracts are taIngenium.
ken: He occupied himself much in agricultu- “ As Sir George, in his younger days, ral pursuits, in which he was perfectly spent most of his time with his grandfather skilled, and continued his literary researches at Longniddry, a place where husbandry to the last, being well versed in history and was studiously exercised, he, at an early antiquities, particularly of his native coun. period, entertained a predilection for agritry, and in political and rural economy. cultural pursuits, which never left him His practice was to make remarks on the whilst he was capable of attending to the margins of the books he perused, his hand business of the field. The principles which writing being very minute, at the same he held concerning the first of all arts were time distinct, and his sentiments were not only singularly correct, but, what was clearly expressed. He had an extensive of more importance, his practice was equal correspondence, and excelled in that line. to that of the first rate farmer. In short, He was author of, 1. The original quarto he not only farmed well, but he also farmReport of the County of Fladdington, ed with profit, circumstances too often overdrawn up at the request of the Board looked by landed gentlemen when any conof Agriculture and Internal Improvement. siderable part of their estates is taken unThis report was generally approved of as a der their own management." just and scientific account of the agricul. “ As a leading man in the politics of the
county, Sir George Buchan Hepburn had son, Sir John Buchan Hepburn of Smeafor many years acted a distinguished part. ton and Letham, Baronet, admitted a memBut, without entering upon this wide field, it ber of the Faculty of Advocates, 16th Femay only be said, that to his influence may bruary 1790, married, 29th August 1800, justly be ascribed the uncommon and un- to Mary Turner, only surviving daughter precedented harmony which long prevail. of Thomas Hog of Newliston, in the ed in his native county. Trained early to county of Linlithgow, by his first wife, business, and gifted by Nature with mild Lady Mary Juliana Maitland, third daughand liberal dispositions, he was eminently ter of James seventh Earl of Lauderdale, qualified to take a lead in public matters. by whom he has a daughter, Mary, and Fer persons, in fact, were more capable two surviving sons, Thomas and John. than Sir George of managing business at a Sir George Buchan Hepburn's second wife pablic meeting. Intimately acquainted was Margaretta Henrietta, daughter of with the laws of his country, and endowed John Zacharias Beck, Esq. of the Cape of with sufficient powers to explain and illus. Good Hope, who was first married to Captrate them in a satisfactory manner, he was tain Grant, (one of the fourteen sons of A. at all times listened to with attention by lexander Grant of Shewglie, in the county tbe justices and freeholders, especially as of Inverness,) the companion and friend in he cas quite free of that bigotted obstinacy arms of Lord Clive, to whom he was sewhich too often induces others to persist in cond in command at the decisive victory of measures after their popularity is discover. Plassey in 1757 ; secondly, to that brave ed and ascertained. In a word, the death officer, Brigadier-General Simon Fraser, of this respectable gentleman may justly be lieutenant-colonel of the 24th regiment of considered as a great loss to the county of foot, who fell at the battle of Saratoga, 7th Haddington." (Edinburgh Courant of 1st October 1777, being thus noticed in the July 1819.)
government dispatches: “ The extensive Sir George Buchan Hepburn married, merits which marked the public and prifirst, Jean, eldest daughter of Alexander vate character of Brigadier-General Fraser Leith of Glenkindy and Freefield, in Aber will long remain upon the memory of the deenshire, by Jean, eldest daughter of A. army, and make his loss a subject of partikexander Garden of Troup, by Jean, eldest cular regret.” By this lady, to whom he daughter of Sir Francis Grant of Cullen was married in 1781, and who survives to and Vonymusk, Baronet, Lord of Session, lament the loss of a most affectionate husand by her, who died in 1766, had one band, Sir George had no issue.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS.
burgh, the lady of Major-General John Dec. 21. 1818. The lady of William Hope, a son. Mackenzie, Esq. surgeon to the governor's 4. At his Lordship's house in Park body guard, Madras, a son.
Lane, London, Viscountess Cranley, a May 24. 1819. At Rome, the lady of daughter. Thomson Bonar, Esq. a son.
6. At London, Lady Katherine Halkett, 27. At Berlin, her Royal Highness the a son. Duchess of Cumberland, a Prince.
8. Mrs Crauford of Ardmillan, a son. 28. At Birmingham, Mrs Short, 6th 10. At Eskbank, Mrs Wood, a daughDragoon Guards, a daughter.
ter. At Newry, the lady of Major Ha 13. At Portsmouth, Mrs Captain Dal. inilton, inspecting Field Officer of the zell of Glenae, a daughter, northern district of Ireland, a son.
15. Át Ruchill, the lady of Duncan - At Gifford, the wife of David Cree, Campbell, Esq. of Barcaldine, a son. a labouring man, of three sons, who, with - At Stirling, the lady of John Cusine, the mother, are all doing well.
Esq. a daughter. - At Erraght, the lady of Lieut.-Col. = At Edinburgh, Mrs Cochrane of Cameron, C. B. Kt. St. A. a son and heir. Ashkirk, a son.
31. At Aberdeen, Mrs Henry Lums. 16. At Greensted Hall, the lady of Ma. den, a daughter.
jor Ord of the Royal Artillery, a son. June 1. In Stanley Place, Shrewsbury, 17. Mrs Campbell, Picardy Place, Edin. the lady of the Rev. Richard Massey, a burgh, a son. con, being her twenty-second child.
18. At Milton, Lady Hunter Blair, a - At luis house in George Street, Edin son.
18. The Countess of March, a daughter. 24. Andrew Sword, Esq. Mungalhead,
19. At his house in Cleveland Row, St to Mrs Brock, Falkirk. James's, London, the lady of John Crau. 27. At Glenstockadale, Appin, Licut. furd, Esq. of Aucherames, a son.
Dunald Campbell, late of the 57th regi- The wife of — Murray, journey, ment, to Jessy, eldest daughter of the late man weaver, Citadel, Leith, was delivered Captain Anderson of that place. of three daughters, who, with the mother, 29, At London, John Innes, Esq. of are doing well.
Guildford Street, to Caroline, second daugh20. In Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, the ter of Sir William Beechy. lady of H. St G. Tucker, Esq. a son. 31. At Orchardton, Lieut.-Col. Max.
- At Edinburgh, the lady of Anthony well of the 30th regiment, to Miss Doug. Maxtone, Esq. of Coltoquhey, a son. las, daughter of James Douglas, Esq. of
- In London Street, Edinburgh, Mrs Orchardton. Joseph Gordon, a daughter..
June 1. At Townend, Dumbarton, Cap2). At Corsbie, Newton Stewart, the tain George M'Ghie, Royal Marines, to Hon. Mrs Montgomery Stewart, a son. Jean, third daughter of Mr William Mac
- At Edinburgh, the lady of Alexander intyre, shipmaster, Dumbarton. Stephen, Esq. a daughter..
- At Knockbrex, Jonathan Brown, Esq. 22. At Edinburgh, the Right Hon. the late of Jamaica, to Miss Haffie, niece to Countess of Airly, a daughter.
the late Sir William Douglas of Castle - Mrs Douglas, the lady of the late Douglas, Bart. Lord Reston, was safely delivered of a - At Langholm, Mr James Hastings, daughter.
to Miss Hodgson, both of Brampton. - At Edinburgh, Mrs Stark, a daugh. Their united ages only amount to 32 years. ter.
- In St John's Chapel, Edinburgh, 23. At Gordon House, Kentish Town, John Cay, Esq. advocate, to Emily, seo the wife of the Rev. Thomas Smith, a son, cond daughter of William Bullock, Esq. being her eighteenth child.
Secretary of the Island of Jamaica. 26. At Stirling Castle, the lady of Cap. - At London, John Whyte Melville, tain Bishop, 40th regiment, a daughter. Esq. of Bennochy and Strathkinnes, to the
At Bargaly, the lady of John Mackie, Right. Hon. Lady Catherine Osborne, onEsq. of Bargaly, a daughter.
ly daughter of her Grace the Duchess 30. At Warriston Crescent, Edinburgh, Dowager of Leeds. the lady of Captain John Thomson, R. N. 2. At Tiviot Row, Dr James Saunders, a daughter.
lecturer on the practice of medicine, to Miss - At Edinburgh, Mrs Ramsay, 44, Megget, only daughter of the late John Hanover Street, a son.
Megget, Esq. merchant, Edinburgh.
Lately. At Chevening, the Countess to the Right Hon. Lady Augusta Charteris,
youngest daughter of the late Lord Elcho, - At Dublin, the Hon. Mrs A. Hely and sister to the Earl of Wemyss and Hutchinson, a daughter.
- At Blackford, William More, Esq. MARRIAGES.
to Mary Elizabeth, daughter of John For. Deo. 2. 1818. At Columbo, in the Is. bes of Blackford, Esq. land of Ceylon, Mitchell Gibson, Esq. to - At Aberdeen, John Gordon Robert. Miss Thompson, only child of Captain son, Esq. surgeon, Tain, to Miss Jean Thompson of the 83d regiment.
Baillie Innes of Dee Street. 19. At Calcutta, Daniel Elliot, Esq. - At St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, son of the late Sir William Elliot, Bart. of London, Mr James Kerr, merchant, DumStobs, to Georgina, youngest daughter of fries, to Miss Sarah Ann Kerr of London. Lieut. General Russell, of the Hon. East 7. At Parkhouse, Archibald Young, Esq. India Company's service.
writer, Glasgow, to Christina, second daughMarch 11, 1819. At Cape Town, Cape ter of Robert Walkinshaw, Esq. of Park. of Good Hope, Robert Shand, Esq. sur. house. geon, R. N. to Margaret, second daughter - At the manse of Newton-upon-Ayr, of the late Alexander Millar, Esg. of Mon. the Rev. William Rorison, minister of trose.
Stair, to Mary, daughter of the Rev. Dr 30. At Malta, Lieut. Robert Tait, R.N. William Peebles. to Lucy, eldest daughter of John Allen, - At Dumfries, John Symons, Esq: Esq. physician there.
M.D. to Harriet, youngest daughter of the May 2. At Rome, John Cumming, Esq. late Hugh Maxwell, Esq. of Naples, to Miss Magee, eldest daughter - At Carnegie Park, John King, Esq. of W. Magee, Esg. of the Lodge, near of Sherwood Park, in the Island of To Belfast.
bago, to Margaret, only daughter of Jaunes