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Family Notices

Family Notices

BIETSi On Tuesday last, at Chepstow, the lady of Richard Salmon, Esq. of a son. MARRSEO. On Wednesday last, at Penrice Church, by the Hon. and Rev. Mr Strangways, Richard Franklen, Esq. of Penlliue Castle, to Isabella, fourth daughter of the late Thomas Mausel Talbot, Esq. of Margam Park and Penrice Castle, in this county.—In honour of this happv occasion, merry peals were rung by the bells of Swansea and Cowbridge. At Tiiam, Captain Henry Gascoyne, 34th Regiment, son of General Gaseoyne, M.P. for Liverpool, to Elizabeth, the third daughter of his Grace the Lord Archbishop of Tuam. On the 19th ult. at Marvlebone, London, Mr. Hugh Davies, painter and glazier, of the Hay, to Miss Maria Llewellin. DIED. This mornipg-, in her fourth year, Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. John Williams, Cambriau-Office, Swansea. On Wednesday last, Mr. John Williams, of Bil-llern Vach, near Swansea, farmer, aged 77 years, sincerely lamented and respected by his family and a large circle of acquaintance. On the 2d inst. in London, William Place, Esq. late of the 77th Regiment of Foot. On the 27th nit. at Neath, aged 27, Emma, the beloved wife of Mr. R. H. Attwood, currier. On Saturday last, at Neath, Mr. Wm. Thomas, aged 77 years, well known for his industrious, correct, and obliging habits, as a carrier be- tween Neath and Swansea; and of whom it may in truth be said, that he never ate the-bread f idleness. On the 26th ult. at Cardiff, Mr. Frank Williams, surgeon, late of Tredegar Iron Works, leaving a disconsolate wife and nine children to lament their loss. He was much respected by all who knew him. Last week, Margaret, wife of Mr. John Morgan, of Llangwilly, near Llau pumsaint, Carmarthenshire. On Monday se'nnight, in her 20th year, Eliza, daughter of Mr. John Davies, of Pantymeillion, Carmarthenshire. On Wednesday last, Mr. WiHiam Evaus, cabinet-maker, of Carmar- then, at the advanced age of 80 years. On the 22d ult. aged 68, Mrs. Hughes, widow of the late Samuel Hughes, innkeeper, of Newcastle-Emlyn. On the 20th inst. at Newcastle Einlyn, Mr. James Thomas, of the Blue Bell, aged 83 years. On the 18th ult. in the 90th year of her age, deeply regretted by her relatives, and a numerous circle of friends, Mrs. Williams, of Holloway, near Tenby. On the 29th nIt. at the residence of T. Phillips, Esq. Brunswick- sqnare, London, Mrs. Williams, of Bronith Cottage, Radnorshire. On the 2Sth nit. at his father's house in Bromyard, aged 18, Mr. C. M. Chapman, son of the Rev. J. Chapman. He was one of the crew of the W oodford East India ship, wrecked 500 miles from Madagascar, on the 14th Februaty, 1829. On the 28th ult. in the 71st year of his age, Mr. Joseph Firmstone, of Highfieids, near Bilston. Mr. F. was an iron-master, commenced at Dowlais, Merthyr-Tydfil, and afterwards went to the Bradley and Deep- field Works, Staffordshire. Puddled iron was first made from the pig. Mr. F. conceiving an idea that melting the pig iron first before it was pnddled would deprive it of some of its impurities, and thereby refine it, suggested the idea to Mr. Samuel Homfray, who with his usual quickness instantly put it into practice, by merely melting the pig iron in the Finery (such as was then used for making a malleable iron), and running it out on the floor without any mould, grey as it was—(hence the names of Running-out-fire and Refinery). This iron was puddled, and the quality of the wrought iron was found to be much improved by it; and this was the first cause of iron being refined, and led to the present more improved process.