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Family Notices




DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. MONMOUTHSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS.—These ses- sions will commence at Urk on Monday next. The business of the first day will be of the usual routine character. The calendar contains up to this day (Friday) the names of 23 prisoners for trial. Appeals none. FESTIVITIES AT CLYTHA. During last week, Clytha House and the sur- rounding neighbourhood was the scene of a succes- sion of festivities, celebrating the coming of age of William Reginald Herbert, Esq, the eldest son of William Herbert, Esq. Doubtless, many of our readers had anticipated finding a report of the pro- ceedings in our last week's issue, and as circumstances of an unpleasant nature arose out of the representa- tive of another journal presenting himself at the festivities uninvited, we think it due to Mr. Herbert to state that the absence of our representative was the result of an omission from the invitation list—an omission for which that gentleman has since expressed to us his regret. However, we have pleasure in (this week) furnishing our readers with a report of the festivities. On Monday evening, a grand invitation ball took place for which upwards of three hundred invitations had been issued, and which was attended by about 200 guests, whose names we suljoin:— Lady Tredegar; Hon. Miss Morgan; Hon. Lieut.-Col. F. C. Morgan; Hon, Arthur Morgan; Hon. Gr. Morgan; Mr. Octavius Morgan, M.P.; Sir George and Lady Walker; Sir J. and Lady Bailey and party; Crawshay Bailey, Esq.; Hon. J. F. and Mrs. Clifford Butler; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Berrington; Mr. R. and Lady Catherine Berkeley Captain H. Berkeley; Countess Faa Di Bruno; Captain Digby Boycott; Mrs. Clifford, and party; Mr. and Mrs. A. Crawshay; Mr. Thomas Falconer; Mr. J. D. Falconer; Lord Viscount Hereford; Major Edmund Herbert; Sir lhomasPhillips; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rolls, Misses Rolls, and Mr. J. A. Rolls, and party; Major A. and Mrs. Rolls, and party; Lady Wolseley; Miss and Mr. Arney, jun,; Capt. and Mrs. Amyel; Mr. and Mrs. F. Batt; Mr. and Mrs. Baldwyn; Mr. C. and Miss Blount; Mr. Jas. Bromage; Mr. W. H. Brewer; Mr. Edgar Brewer; Mr. and Mrs. Curre, and party; Rev. Archer and Mrs. Ciive; Miss De Win ton; Captain and Mrs. Davies; Mr. C. E. Davis; Mrs., Miss, and Mr. Eyre, jun.; Miss Elmslie; Mr. and the Misses Fowke; Mrs. and Miss Gray Mr. Richard Gabb; Mr., Mrs., and Mr. W. B. Graham; Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Gwynne; Mr. Alfred Gambia; Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton, (Hilston Court) Miss Winifred Hibbert; Mr. and Miss Gwynne Holford; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hill; Mr. T. Hotchkiss; Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Homfray; Mrs. and Miss Hawkins; Mr. S. Hom- fray, and Miss Stable; Mr. J. M, Herbert, and nephew; Mr. F. J. Justice; Mr. James John, (Newport); Mr. Ed- ward Jones; Captain and Mrs. Kennard; Captain, Mrs., and the Misses Kane; Captain and Mrs. C. E. Lewis, (St. Pierre); Mr. F. Levick, jun.; Mr. James Murphy, (Chepstow); Mr. aud Mrs. W. Manning; Mr. Capel Miers Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Mitchell, and party Major M'Donnell; Mayor of Newport; Miss Middleton; Mr. MCall; Captain and Mrs. Phipps; Mr. Charles Powell; Mr., Mrs.. Miss, and Mr.Walter Powell; Mr. Thos. Powell, jun.; Miss Rawson; Mr. and Mrs. Russell; Miss Scrope; Mr. Simon T. Serope, jun.; Major and Mrs. Stretton; Miss Seymour; Mr. and Mrs. S. Steele; Mr. and Mrs. Elmes Steele; Mr. Charles Searle; Mr. Talbot Searle; Miss Vann; Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. Vaughan; Mr. and Mrs. Hanbury Williams; Mr. Wil. liam West; Mr. R. F. Woollett; Major and Mrs. Wickham; Mr. and Mrs. Waltord Mr. H. W. Wall. bridge Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Williams, (Pontypool). The Duke and Duchess of Beaufort, we understand, were unable to attend, in consequence of their having pre- viously left Troy House, where they had been staying since Monmouth races. The ball-room was a temporary structure, furnished in the most exquisite style conceivable. The interior was divided by Corinthian columns of vein marble, and fitted with panels in imitation of moire silk, with crimson and gold GUILLOSCHE borders. The cornice was scrolled, and ornamented with trusses, &e. The ceiling was lined in gold on white, and finished with a coloured centre piece, from which was suspended a thirty-light glass and gilt chandelier; the four corners with twenty-light pedestals, glass and gilt, and the panels were lit with sixteen six- light chandeliers. The orchestra, which was occupied by the Royal Monmouthshire Militia Band, was recessed, with arcaded front; crimson interior. Columns draped in white, wreathed with crimson, and interspersed with gar- lands, festoons, and flowers. Between the columns was a statue of Flora," surrounded by flowers in vases. Other vases were artistically arranged in various parts of the room. The drapery and seats were crimson, and the floor of polished oak. The room was brilliantly illuminated and presented on the whole, a most magnificent spectacle, to which the gorgeous dresses of the ladies contributed not a little. The ball was opened by Lady Tredegar, and Mr Wm. Herbert. Danping was carried on with the utmost spirit until about five o'clock on Tuesday morning. The supper, which was of the most BECHEBCHE description, was laid in the dining room, the Clytha band playing du- ring the inteival. On Wednesday, the tenantry of the estate assembled at the invitation of their deservedly respected landlord to participate in the festivities. Dinner was served up in a large marquee, to which up- wards of a hundred persons sat down, comprising in addi- tion to the tenants, the whole of Mr. Herbert's family, and a number of ladies and gentlemen who were visiting at the mansion. The chair was taken by Wm. Herbert, Esq., whilst the vice-chair was occupied by W. Reginald Herbert, Esq., the gentleman to whom they had assem- bled to do honor. After the repast, a prodigious bowl of punch was brought in, and each glass having been filled out ot its contents, Mr. Herbert proposed the loyal toasts, which having been right loyally received, he gave the ''Army, Navy, and Volunteers," to which toast Major Stapleton, Captain Berkeley, and Captain Robert Berkeley severally res- ponded. Mr. George Pritchard, White House, proposed The Health of the young 'Squire," (as Mr. Reginald Herbert Herbert is termed), in doing which, he said he was proud of the honor of proposing the toast. The gen- tleman to whom he referred (the speaker continued) must be an object of the greatest interest to the tenantry; and we hope to find in him a renewal of those estimable quaib ties which distinguish the present head of that honoured family. I am sure we shall not be disappointed in our expectations; for from the training he has received from his noble-minded and amiable mother, and the precept and example of his respected father, will ensure a realization of all we can desire. We may rest assured that he will be a good landlord—a noble representative of his class-a liberal minded gentleman; and may his tenantry, our successors, have every just reason to respect him, as we have to respect the present head of the house ot Clytha. (Cheers). 1 need only add, that x nave to propose tne health of William Reginald Herbert, Esq., of Clytha; may he always be prosperous and happy as we wish him. (Enthusiastic cheers). W. R. Herbert, Esq., in responding, said.: Gentlemen, I feel unable fully to express my feelings at this moment; I can only stty that I am highly gratified by the hearty and enthusiastic reception you have given my name— (cheers)-and by the flattering terms made use of by my friend, Mr. Pritchard. There are a few things which hap- pen only once in a man's lifetime—(laughter and cheers) -coming of age is one of them. I was about to say you can only be married once-(Iaughter)-but that might, perhaps, be saying too much; and when I look at the head of the table, and see so many beauties—(renewed laughter)—I am tempted to think that one would wil- lingly be married half-a-dozen times. (Cheers and laughter). I am happy to see around me so many joyous faces, which I take to be the true index of glad hearts; and I trust on many future occasions to see the same smiling countenances. (Cheers). You will agree with me, that I can give no tairer promise as to my future career, than in saying that I shall, to the utmost of my power, follow in the footsteps of my worthy and biloved father. (Cheers.) Gentlemen, I thank you for the honour you have done me in proposing my health. (Loud applause.) The ladies then stood'up again to pledge prosperity to Mr. Reginald Herbert; Lady Tredegar, with happy humour and a little pleasant badinage, wishing Mr. Reginald happiness with his half-dozen wives. (Loud applause.) Mr. Morgan, Pye Corner, Nash, proposed the health of W. Herbert, Esq., of Clytha, (Cheers.) Might he live to bear the name of Herbert as long as he had that of Jones. (The toast was drunk with three times three, and musical honors.) W. Herbert, Esq., replied. He said: I am truly happy I to meet so many ot my tenantry on this festive occasion. Many of them have come a considerable distance, and I am much obliged for their attendance-it is flattering to one's feelings, and I hope we shall see them oftener in 1 future. (Cheers). Connected as I am with the fathers, and grandfathers, and, I was going to say, great grand- 1 fathers of many of my friends around me—(Cheers)—I t hope I have taken deep root in your affections, and I trust < the same mutual good feeling will continue to subsist be. ( tween the branches of the parent stock—(Applause)—that ( the offshoots will be indigenous to the soil. There have j been attempts to eradicate the old tree, but I think you J will all agree they have not been successful. [Loud ap- I plause,] Englishmen generally know what is right; and t public opinion will assuredly prevail at last—[Hear, hearj ] -will get the upper hand; and there is nothing therefore t like standing your ground firmly, when right and justice are on your side. [Loud applause.] I leel flattered that s you have come in such large numbers to support one of 1 the oldest oaks of Monmouthshire-whether known by the f name of ap James, ap Rogers, ap Jones, or ap Herbert, c [Applause and laughter.] Although the narr e may be i changed, the same race still exists; and notwithstanding ( the change of name, I trust there will be no change of t feeling between us. [Cheers.] I trust we may meet-I t was going to say, twenty years hence-but that is rather more than can be expected. We were, to-day, comparing N the ages of some pf the old tenants, and before another s quarter of a century has elapsed, they will probably be r gone the way of their forefathers. We may hope, how- f ever, that your descendants will, on similar auspicious oc- c casions, meet my successors, and that between them will s be perpetuated for generations, in the relation of landlord and tenants, that mutual good will and kindly feeling a which I am gratified to have cause to believe, subsists be- c tween you and myself. [Applause.] Gentlemen, I return t you my thanks, and beg to drink to the very good health r of you all. [Loud cheering]. I Several other toasts were pledged in the most hearty man- t ner, after which the company left their seats, andtheyounger 1 and more active portion joined in various games and pas. c times provided for them, in the grounds, in which the r family and the distinguished visitors cordially participated, s and spared no effort to contribute to the enjoyment of the c humbler guests. The wives and families of the tenants ( were regaled with a substantial and abundant tea in the J. tent, and in the evening the whole party repaired to the r ball room, where dancing was indulged in for some hours, I The labourers employed on the estate were treated to a t dinner at the White Swan inn. I On Thursday, Reginald Herbert, Esq., by way of finale a to the festivities ot the week, invited the members of the e Llanarth Cricket Club to join the gentlemen visiting at v Clytha House in a game of cricket, and accordingly, about 1 Clytha House in a game of cricket, and accordingly, about 1 noon they met in the picturesque park, in front of Clytha House, where, in the presence of the ladies, the game was carried on with great spirit and cordiality. Between the innings, the cricketers were hospitably regaled with the good things for which Clytha House is proverbial. On Tuesday, the 30th ultimo, Clytha School, belonging to W Herbert, Esq, was the scene of great rejoicing, for through the benevolence of that gentleman-who while he feasted the rich, he ne'er forgot the poor,upwards of sixty children belonging to the school sat down to an amply replenished board of tea, cake, and other adjuncts, so grateful to the juvenile palate. After tea, warm and substantial articles of clothing for the ensuing season were distributed by their benevolent pastor, the Rev S Fisher, to those who, by their regular attendance at school, were entitled to the gifts. The children then adjourned to their spacious playground, and indulged in various games and childish frolics, until the merry strains of the violin recalled them to the school room, where they dinced away right merrily until tired down with their exertions, about eight o'clock, they quietly dispersed, with a feeling of sincere gratitude to their kind benefactor, and a remem. brance of the Young 'Squire's coming of age that will never be effaced.