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This letter was transcribed thanks to the considerable efforts of Wendy Jack. The footnotes were prepared by myself and then verified (and corrected or amplified) by Wendy. Many of the letters are the property of Betty Whiteside and/or Wendy Jack. Any researchers who wish to make further use of them should check with them first.
Sharon Oddie Brown, modified June 8, 2005

10 July 1913
Caddagh House,
Ballibay,
Co. Monaghan.

Dear Mr McCullagh

               Your brother James [1] died on Monday the 7 inst in Belfast and was buried yesterday in 1st Ballibay where your father and the rest are buried Rev W Reid [2] son [3] told me that he made a Will and left [Annamece] to Andy's [4] elder son [5] and some money he had to Mrs Whiteside [6] as far as I could gather he has left nothing to you and indeed I think he should  Mr W Reid [7] is Executor and is to come up to me to take Probate out when I get particulars I will send you all I know

  You and Mrs Reid are all left now [8] and my sister and I are all left of our Family  God only knows who may be next called.  May the Lord prepare us all for that change for what is this world nothing in comparison to eternity

  I hope you and your family are well

      With kind regards

          I remain

              Yours sincerely

                  M M Rutherford


[1] James McCULLAGH (d. July 7, 1913)

[2] Rev. William REID (1829-1906) is probably the husband of Mary MCCULLAGH

[3] Since there were several sons, I am unsure which one it mught be.

[4] Andrew Bradford McCULLAGH, deceased husband of Margaret JACKSON

[5] George David McCULLAGH (1896-1918) I wonder who it passed to after his death in the war?

[6] Sarah (née McCULLAGH) WHITESIDE (1852-1935)

[7] Probably William REID (1866-1923) son of Rev William REID. This may mean he was back from Asia.

[8] Incorrect. Thomas McCullagh was still alive too.

 

 

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