1 AUGUST 1840, Page 7

The Duke of Devonshire and a large party left Brighton

by the Dart steam-ship on Wednesday afternoon, for Dieppe. This vessel is en- gaged on her return to convey the Duke and Dutchess de Nemours anti sttite to Dieppe; whence they proceed to the ChAteau d'Eu, to join his Majesty the King of the French. The Earl of Derby continues his improvements at Knowsley Park. His Lordship's aviaries, which contain the rarest specimens of the fea- thered tribe, are now completed.

Sir Francis Burdett has sent a check for fifty guineas towards the building-fund for erecting a theatre for lectures, &c. for the city of Westminster.

Miss Burdett Coutts gave a grand dinner-party yesterday, and a con- cert in the evening, which was attended by the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of Wellington, Prince Capua, and others of the highest rank.

Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Paget died on Sunday afternoon, about two o'clock, after an illness of a few days, in Grosvenor Street, Sir Edward was the brother of the Marquis of Anglesey, and was in his sixty-fifth year.

Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Digby, the newly-appointed Commander- in-Chief at the Nore, vice Sir NI'aller Otway, is in his sixty-fourth year, and first cousin and heir presumptive to Earl Digby, Lord-Lieu- tenant of Dorsetshire. The gallant Admiral is married to the Vis- countess Dowager Andover, daughter of the Earl of Leicester ; by whom lie had an only daughter, the ei-decant Lady Ellenborough, whose mar- riage with her Lord was dissolved by act of Parliament in 1830.

The Cavalier Altavilla Villetta Calichiopulo, President of the Legis- lative Assembly of the Ionian Islands, has arrived in town, on a special mission, to present an address to her Majesty.

Count Survilliers, better known as Joseph Bonaparte, attended by Dr. Granville, M.D., and suite, left town on Sunday morning, by the Batavier steamer, for Rotaardam and the Rhine. There were also on board Lady Nugent and Sir George Head.

AVe understand private letters have been received in the College, announcing that the Deanery of Durham has been conferred on Dr. Waddington, Canon of Chichester.—Darhana Chronicle.

The Bishop of London has confirmed, in town and country this year, nearly 21,000 persons.