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VI. Descendants of Mary of England, Landgravine of HesseCassel, next Daughter of George II. (she died 1772).

Ages 44 George Williain, Elector of Hesse-Cassel, Š..... 45 William Prince of Hesse, G.S.....

40 46 Frederick of Hesse, G. G.S....

15 47 Caroline of Hesse, G. G. D.....

18 48 Mary Louisa of Hesse, G. G. D...

16 49 Charles of Hesse, S..

73 50 Frederick of Hesse, G.S..

46 51 Christian of Hesse, G.S...

46 52 Mary of Hesse, Queen of Denmark, G. D...

50 58 No. 29, G. G. D.T

her children. 64 No. 30, G.G.D. 55 Julia of Hesse, G. D... 56 Louisa of Hesse, G. D....

28 57 Frederick of Hesse, S.....

70 68 William of Hesse, G. S....

30 59 Frederick of Hesse, G. S.....

27 60 George of Hesse, G. S...

24 61 Louisa of Hesse, G. D....

23 62 Mary of Hesse, G. D... 63 Augusta of Hesse, G. D..

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VII. Descendants of LOUISA of England, Queen of Denmark,

next Daughter of George II. (she died 1751). 64 No. 28, G. S. 65 No. 53, No. 29, G. G. D. 66 No. 54, No. 30, G. G.D. 67 No. 31, G. D. 68 Sophia of Denunark, Queen of Sweden, D........ 69 Gustavus King of Sweden, G. S......

39 70 Gustavus of Sweden, G. G. S....

18 71 Sophia of Sweden, G.G.D.....

16 72 Amelia of Sweden, G. G. D... 73 Wilhelmina of Denmark, Electress of Hesse-Cassel, D.... 70 74 No. 45, G.S. 75 No. 46, G.G.S.

her children. 76 No. 47, G.G. D. 77 No. 48, G. G.D. 78 Louisa of Denmark, wife of Charles of Hesse-Cassel,

[No. 48] D.... 79 No. 50, G. S. 80 No. 51, G, S. 81 No. 52, G. D.

her descendants. 82 No. 65, No. 63, No. 29. G. G. D. 83 No. 66, No. 54, No. 30, G. G. D.

VIII. Descendants of SOPHIA of England, Queen of Prussia, only Daughter of George I. (she died 1757].

Ages 84 Frederick William II. King of Prussia, G. G.S.. 46 85 Frederick-William, Prince of Prussia, G.G.G.S..... 22 86 Frederick-Lewis of Prussia, G. G.G.S.......

20 87 Frederick Charles of Prussia, G. G. G.S..

16 88 Frederick-Henry of Prussia, G. G. G. S...

13 89 Wilhelmina of Prussia, G. G, G. D.... 90 Louisa of Prussia, G. G. G. D......,

9 91 William-Frederick of Prussia, G. G. G. S...

23 92 Frederick of Prussia, G. G. G. D......

21 93 Frederick-Charles-Henry of Prussia, G. G. S.

36 94 Frederick-William-Charles, G. G. S..

43 95 Henry of Prussia, G.G.G.S....

6 96 Mary of Prussia, G. G. G. D....

2 97 Frederica of Prussia, Duchess of York, G. G.-D...... 50 98 Wilhelmina of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands, G. G.D. 43 99 No. 35, G. G. G, S. 100 No. 36, G. G.G.S.

her children. 101 No. 37, G. G.G.S. 102 No. 38, G. G. G. D. 103 Christina of Prussia, Princess of Hesse-Cassel, G. G.D.. 40 104 No. 46, G. G. G.S. 105 No. 47, G. G. G. D. her children. 106 No. 48, G. G.G. D. 107 Frederica of Prussia, Princess Dowager of Orange, G.D. 108 No. 34, G. G. S. 109 No. 99, No. 35, G.G, G.S, 110 No. 100, No.36, G.G. G.G.S. 111 No. 101, No. 37, G. G.G.S. 112 No. 102, No. 38, G. G. G. D.

her descendants. 113 No. 39, G, G. D. 114 No. 40, No. 14, G. G.G.S. 115 No. 41, No. 15, G. G.G.S. 116 Frederick-William of Prussia, G. S.....

37 117 Frederica-Dorothea of Prussia, Princess Radzivil, G. D... 47 118 No. 69, G. G. $. 119 No. 70, G. G.G.S. 120 No. 71, G. G.G, D. 121 No. 72, G, G, G. D. 122 Charles XIII. King of Sweden, G. S......

09 123 Sophia of Sweden, Abbess of Quedlenberg, G. D........ 64

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From the foregoing account it will be seen, that the three persons nearest the throne, being married and having children, are the King of Wurtemberg, Prince Paul his brother, and the Princess Frederica Buonaparte, their sister. This would be a grievous prospect, if we did not recollect, that although there is now 110 grandchild of George 111. yet all his sons, aud probably more than one of his daughters, are still of au age, at which a proper marriage might be hoped to produce offspring. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester are little more than forty years of age, and have been not much above a year married. It must, however, be confessed, that until we have a more certain prospect of issue from the British Branch, the public attention will be turned to the two young Princes of Brunswick, the sons and grandsons of the two illustrious Dukes of Brunswick who lost their lives in the fields of Jena and Waterloo. These young Princes were educated in England: but that is but a small alleviation of the repugnance we feel at having a foreign King: and this is a consideration which enhances and embitters all the regrets which the loss of our own lovely and excellent Princess excites.

The reader cannot fail to observe with interest, the state of the Electoral Family of Hesse, the venerable age of the Elector, and his two brothers, and their numerous children and grandchildren; and the circumstance, that the three wives of the three elder Princes are still living (two of them being in their own right, as well as their husbands, in succession to the British Crown,) will not be easily paralleled.

The attention of the public has been much directed to the state of the Succession to the Throne. The only inconvenience seriously to be apprehended, if we can banish from our minds the loss of a Princess whose virtues justified a hope that she would indeed „have been a British and a Constitutional Monarch, is, that which would arise from a rapid succession of short reigns. i A curious calculation has been made on this subject: it is rather amusing, than of any real value. There are fourteen English Princes and Princesses, who stand in the order we have already given. The following Table is formed on a medium between the Northampton Table of Observations, and the probability of life in London. · The females are marked (F.):

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From this Table it appears, that on the common probability of life, as applied to each individual, supposing none of them to have issue, there would be in the next twenty-one years, nine reigns, two of them female ones; and that after the first, there would be no reign longer than twenty-one months, and two as short as five months. This, however, is mere speculation ; for admitting the above Table to be correct, and that all the English Princes and Pripcesses were to die without leaving issue, it is probable, that the British people and Parliament would not permit any of the family of Buonaparte to ascend the Throne of these realms, even if there were no young Princes of the illustrious House of Brunswick to whom they could look in such an extremity. The apparent ground of our present hope, certainly is the probability of issue upon the approaching marriage of His present Majesty's youngest son, the Duke of Cambridge, with a young Princess of the Protestant House of Hesse· D’Armstadt; to which the attention of the whole nation is now directed, with the ardent and reasonable expectation, that from it may spring the future Heirs of the British Crown.

FAÇ-SIMILE OF HIS MAJESTY'S SIGNATURE, FEB. 12, 1806.

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