8 Lr. Ormond Quay Dublin.
28 March 1883.
Dear Mrs. Menary,
Herewith I have the pleasure of returning you the two original deeds you sent me for lodging in trustees James McCullagh's estate viz. marriage settlement dated 24 April 1871 and conveyance of the annuity to Miss Oliver dated 4 March 1868, as I have now got them up finally. Please drop me a line of acknowledgment and oblige.
Urker Lodge, Crossmaglen.
 Mary MENARY (1872-1946) is the only daughter of William MENARY (1838-1874) & Mary JACKSON (1844-1921). Her father died when she was fifteen months old and he was a mere 36 years old.
 James McCULLAGH. I would assume that this is the James McCULLAGH (d. 1865) of Ednafirkin who married Eliza WALLACE. He was a brother of the Elizabeth McCULLAGH (1788-1880) wife of John JACKSON who was Mary MENARY’s Great-grandmother,
 Interesting – I have a wedding date of 06 Jul 1871 which may have been when the wedding was – following the settlement agreement. It comes from a transcript of entries from the Daily Rememberancer Book of Thomas Clair Whiteside (368) prepared for him by his mother (Sarah WHITESIDE née McCULLAGH).
 Mary Jane OLIVER (1821-1875) of Cavananore, daughter of Benjamin OLIVER and Elizabeth BRADFORD. She never married. She was an aunt of Sir Thomas JACKSON.
 Robert JOHNSTON. If there is a family connection, it is one that I am unsure about.
· In the Diocese of Clogher marriages, there is a record of a Magery (sic) McCULLOCK marrying a Robert JOHNSTON in 1825.
· In the latter part of the 1870s, a Robert Johnston, address 8, Lr. Ormond-quay, Dublin, owned 3 acres in Co. Dublin.
· A Robert JOHNSTON served on a jury for a Forkhill case in 1845.
· There was an earlier John JOHNSTON (1729-1816) of Woodvale & Urcher who may be a link. JOHNSTONs of Woodvale were linked to earlier deeds of Urker. 1830 Sept 2.
· In 1884, a Mr. JOHNSTON was agent for the Ball estate.
· It may be that the Richard JOHNSTON who married Anne JACKSON (daughter of George JACKSON & Margaret O’LOUGHLIN) in 1767 is related to this Robert JOHNSTON.
 Urker Lodge was the home of the JACKSON family. I would suspect that JOHNSTON was either using it as merely the place that he was writing from, or else he was staying temporarily.
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