Alderman Gabriel Newton, Gent.

On Tuesday morning last, about five o’clock, died Alderman Gabriel Newton, Gent. in the seventy-ninth year of his age. He was Mayor of this Corporation in the year 1732. The greatest part of his fortune he left in Trust to the Corporation, for educating children of poor Housekeepers. In this Town thirty five; at Ashby-de-la-zouch twenty five; at Earl Shilton twenty; at Northampton, St. Neots, Hertford, Huntingdon, Bedford, and Buckingham, each twenty-five. It is computed that he has left in Lands and Money for supporting this Charity, to the value of Fourteen Thousand Pounds and upwards; most of which he settled in his life Time, in pursuance of the Mortmain Act.
++And last night his corpse was interred in All Saints Church-yard, where a handsome Tomb is to be erected to his Memory. The funeral was attended by Eight Clergymen, the Mayor, Aldermen, Town Clerk and Chamberlains, in their Formalities. The Great Mace, covered with Black Crepe was carried before the Mayor by four Serjeants with their Maces, and other Officers following.