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Killynure [1]
Armagh
Feb. 24th 1921.

 

My dear Mary [2]

            I had the enclosed letters from Peggie [3] this morning regarding the Dongooley [4] & Tullyvallen [5] property & I, like the others think Mr Oconnor [6] the most suitable person to manage it & I feel he will do us all justice

            I trust you are all well & enjoying the fine weather. We are all well here, no letter from Bessie [7] yet I expect it is on the way.

            With love from us all

                        Your fond sister

                                    Bessie Brown [8]



[1] Killynure, home of Thompson & Bessie Brown, just south east of Armagh City on the road to Monaghan.
[2] Mary Griffin née Jackson
[3] Margaret McCullagh née Jackson sister of Mary Griffin & Bessie Brown
[4] Dungooley first shows up in 1768 Agreements between Andrew & John Coulter. It is a townland of 609 acres in the Barony of Upper Dundalk, the Civil Parish of Faughart, Co. Louth
[5] Tullyvallen is first mentioned in 1775 Will of Andrew Coulter. It is a townland of 4,655 acres, Co. Armagh Parish of Newtownhamilton.
[6] Lawyer O’Connor
[7] “Bessie” Elizabeth Gilmore née Brown, daughter of Bessie Brown who was likely in Hong Kong or Tientsin at the time.
[8] “Bessie” Elizabeth Brown née Jackson

 

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