Death of James McBride, Esq., of New York.
DEATH OF JAMES MCBRIDE,ESQ., OF NEW YORK.- The New York Evening Post, of the 19th ult., announces the death of the gentleman above named. "Mr. Mc Bride," says the Evening Post, "was a native of Armagh, Ireland. He was born on the 30th day of Sep. 1770. He was a member of a highly respectable family, and belonged to that class of Irish Protestants commonly denominated in this country the "Scotch Irish", and noted for their good citizenship and loyal attachment to the country of their adoption. Being of an enterprising spirit, Mr. Mc Bride emigrated to this city in the year 1795, embarked in commercial pursuits, carried on a very extensive business between this and his fatherland, and was the means of communication for thousands. Two of the ships which were owned and employed by him are still, doubtless, well remembered by many - the Erin and the old Dublin Packet. He was one of the most successful merchants of his day. Cautious in his undertakings, if he ever missed what others gained in bold speculation, he preserved what they might have lost. He was distinguished here among a class of merchants noted for the strictest integrity, and who contributed much to elevate and ennoble, with true moral greatness, the early mercantile character of New York. He was universally respected, and enjoyed the unlimited confidence of all by whom he was known. At one time he and a fellow countryman, still living, and a survivor of the class above alluded to (Thomas Suffern, Esq.) had nearly the whole of the Irish trade of this city. He was also the last New York merchant who carried on a direct trade with Dublin. Mr. Mc Bride retired from business about twenty-six years ago. He retained his physical strength till very lately, and until the very last moment his intellectual faculties were perfectly unimpaired. The seat of his disease was the heart. Much beloved, respected, and deplored, he died in the evening of January 13th, in the 85th year of his age. In the will Mr. Mc Bride testified his deep interest in the religious and benevolent institutions of this metropolis, by appropriating to fifteen of its benevolent and religious institutions the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars, in sums of five hundred dollars each" (The deceased was brother to George Mc Bride, Esq., of Alistragh, Armagh; and uncle to the Misses Mc Bride, of Trevor Hill, Newry, and to Mr. William C. Mc Bride, College-street, Armagh,)Close