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Marriage in High Life.-The Countess of Jersey, eldest daughter of the late Sir Robert Peel and widow of the sixth Earl of Jersey, was married on Tuesday to Mr. Charles Brandling, of Middleton-hall, Yorkshire. The marriage took place at St. Paul's Church, Knightsbridge. Her ladyship's uncle, the Very Rav. Dean of Worcester, officiated at the cere- mony. The wedding party, after the marriage, pro- ceeded to the Hon. Francis and Mrs. Stonbr's mansion in South Audley-street to breakfast. Owing to a recent affliction in the countess's family, the company was limited to a few intimate friends and relations. After the dejeuner the countess and her husband left town for Mr. Morant's seat in Hampshire. Cruel Desertion of a Wife and Child — William Littleton, a coster monger, was brought before the magistrate at Clerkenwell, charged with deserting his wife and child, and leaving them chargea.ble to the parish of St. Pancras.—The prisoner is known as a drunken, dissipated fellow, and has been in the fre- quent habit of illusing his wife and child. About a month since the prisoner, without the least provocation, beat his wife and child, and then de- serted them, leaving them without a farthing. The wife went to the parish authorities, and was admitted to the workhouse, and while she was there the pri- soner returned home, and was told where his wife had gone. He did not take the slightest notice until Tues- day last, when he went to the workhouse gate, and asked if his wife was inside. He then gave a wrong name, and said that all he wanted was to know if a friend of his was there. He then went to a public- house, and having got the worse for liquor, again went to the workhouse, and having made a disturbance, was given into custody. It was stated that the prisoner was a most violent fellow, and had been in the fre- quent habit of illusing his wife, and had often kept her without food. He had sold the whole of the furniture, and had also been cohabiting with a woman, whom he had helped to support.-The defence set up by the pri- soner was that his wife had deserted him, and that she had treated him ba.dly.—The lodgers in the house de- nied the prisoner's statement, and Mr. D'Eynccurt sentenced the prisoner to one month's hard labour in the House of Correction.