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Glenbanna [1] .

Laurencetown,

Co. Down.

22nd Feby. 1921

 

My dear Mrs Griffin [2] ,

            I have your letter regarding the Dungooley [3] & Tullyvallen [4] annuities and I am sending the papers, ? enclose, to Slieveroe [5]   I quite agree with you that the matter be left in the hands of O'Connor. His charges may play havoc but the annuities will be kept alive, and that seems to be the main thing under the circumstances.

I had a letter from Cis [6] this morning. Peggy [7] and her son [8] are getting on splendidly.

            Peggy now thinks that as soon as she feels able to travel she will come over here for a spell, before settling down in York, and I hope she will be able to do so. I imagine Archie [9] has some difficulty getting a house in York.they are probably scarce there like everywhere else.

            All are well at the Castle [10] . I saw them on Friday.

            With love to yourself & Molly [11]

                        I am

                        Yours affecty

                                    W. Reid [12]



[1] Reid family residence mentioned in other letters.
[2] Mary (Menary) Griffin née Jackson (1844-1921)
[3] Dungooley. This is likely referring to the same land that had been in the family since at least 1768 when there were 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
[4] Tullyvallen. 4,655 acres, Co. Armagh in the Parish of Newtownhamilton
[5] Reid family residence, Margaret (Reid) McCullagh née Jackson a sister of Mary Griffin would be still living there. Her first husband was Robert Hamilton Reed (or Reid)
[6] “Cis” is Sally McCullagh Reid (1870 - ?), daughter of William Reid and Mary McCullagh
[7] Margaret Annas Reid (1881-1956), sister of William Reid
[8] Allan Archibald
[9] John R. Webster Archibald, husband of Margaret Annas Reid (1881-1956), sister of William Reid
[10] Presumably James Francis Wright & his wife, Mary Menary, daughter of Mary Griffin.
[11] Presumably Mary Wright, née Menary
[12] William Reid (1866-1923), son of William Reid & Mary McCullagh

 

 

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