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Ing of encouragement than those which had this object in view . And with him , the due direction of benevolence was a subject for reason and deliberation , as he was conscientiously desirous on all occasions to apply his charity with a proper regard not only to the wants of the object , but to the general interests of society .
Of his conduct in the relations of private life , it is only necessary to observe , that it was in all respects worthy of the character which we have attempted to describe , and that it was perfectly consistent with that simplicity , integrity and benevolence which distinguished his general conduct .
He was married in 1793 , to Barbara , youngest daughter of the late Thomas Evans , Esq ., of this place , whom he survived many years . He died , after an illness of several months , on the 29 th of December , 1830 , in the 75 th year of his age .
Mr . Thomas Reynell . Dec . 19 , in London ^ in the 63 rd year of his age , Mr . Thomas Reynell . He was the third son of the late excellent and Rev . John Reynell , first of Plymouth , and afterwards of Thorverton , Devon , and received his early education from his great uncle , the Rev . John Reynell , of Totness , who was a favourite pupil of
Dr . Doddridge . In 1784 , he removed to the academy at Daventry , then under the able superintendence of the Rev . Thomas Belsham . Here his superior abilities , his assiduity and moral excellence , obtained for him the respect and regard both of his tutors and his fellowstudents . Upon quitting Daventry , at the expiration of five years , he officiated for some time as minister of a
congregation of Protestant Dissenters at Crediton , where his talents as a preacher weie held in high estimation , but the state of his health , combined with other circumstances , obliged him to relinquish the exercise of his profession ; and , after a short residence in the Peninsula , he finally settled in London , and there spent nearly the latter half . of his life . Mr . Reynell was possessed of no ordi-
nary talents ; but , like many other men , whose merit is conspicuous to every one but themselves , he courted retirement , and shunned the walks of active life , not because he was indolent or indifferent to the happiness and improvement of mankind , but because of his extreme modesty , which led him to shrink from publicity , and made him too diffident of
his own powers . Those , however , who were best acquainted with him , could not fail'to be impressed by the correctness of his judgment , the elegauce of his taste , the accuracy , variety , and solidity of his information , as well as by the urbanity of his deportment , the warmth of his affections , and the incorruptible integrity of his conduct .
In 1792 , Mr . Reynell was the author of some " Observations on the Rev . James Manning ' s Sketch of the Life and Writings of the Rev . MicaijahTowgood . " He also published , by request , a sermon , preached at Exeter before the Western Unitarian Society , in 1794 , and it was
the only production of his pen to which he affixed his name . These gave sufficient proof of his ability , and afforded the promise of still greater things—a promise which would , doubtless , have been more fully realized , had the circumstances in which he was afterwards
placed been more favourable to the exercise and development of his talents . Though he lived little in the world , he nevertheless enjoyed the society of a few congenial and literary friends who duly appreciated his worth , and his leisure hours were devoted to miscellaneous literary undertakings , the fruits of which adorn the pages of several anonymous publications .
Mr . Reynell was never married , but for his kindred he retained throughout his life the warmest regard , and by them his memory will be ever cherished with affectionate regret . J . R . W .
Miss Susan Kickards . Dec . 27 , at I ^ estbury-upon- Try m , near Bristol ^ Susan , eldest daughter of the late Thomas Rickakds , E . « q ., of Clapton , Middlesex .
142 Obituary . —Mr . Thomas Reynell . —Miss Susan Richards .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Feb. 2, 1831, page 142, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2594/page/70/