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Glenbanna. [1]
Laurencetown,
Co. Down.
22nd Feby 1921.

 

My dear Aunt [2] ,

            I enclose 2 letters which Mrs. Griffin [3] asked me to pass on to you regarding the Dungooley [4] & Tullyvallen [5] annuities. I have written Mrs Griffin that I agree that the matter be left with O'Connor [6] . His charges will play havoc, most probably, with the annuities but I don't see what else is to be done to keep them alive.

            Mrs. Griffin writes – "It is almost 3 years since the annuities got any money and tho' the amount is small it should not be allowed to lapse. David Gilmore [7] will not act in his father's stead. Please when you read send to Slieveroe [8] and ask Aunt Maggie [9] to forward to Bessie Browne [10] . I think we may as well allow Mr. O'Connor to do as he suggests."

            I had a letter from Cis [11] this morning. All going well. Peggy [12] now thinks that as soon as she is able to travel she will come over for a spell, before settling down in York [13] and I hope she will be able to do so.

            I suppose Archie [14] has some difficulty in getting a house in York. Houses are probably scarce there as everywhere else.

            I wonder what I will be writing you about tomorrow!

                        With love to you all

                                    Your affect nephew

                                                W. Reid [15]



[1] Reid family residence mentioned in other letters.
[2] Which Aunt?
[3] Mary Griffin née Jackson (1844-1921)
[4] 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
[5] Tullyvallen. 4,655 acres, Co. Armagh in the Parish of Newtownhamilton
[6] Solicitor/property manager
[7] David Gilmore d. 1959, son of Eliezer Gilmore (1845-1919) & Sarah Jackson (1848-1942)
[8] Long time Reed family residence in Co. Monaghan where Margaret McCullagh, née Jackson and widow of Reed lived.
[9] Margaret McCullagh, née Jackson and widow of Reed
[10] “Bessie” Elizabeth Brown, 1843-1923 née Jackson , wife of Thompson Brown
[11] “Cis” is Sally McCullagh Reid (1870 - ?), daughter of William Reid and Mary McCullagh
[12] Margaret Annas Reid (1881-1956), sister of William Reid
[14] John R. Webster Archibald, husband of Margaret Annas Reid (1881-1956), sister of William Reid
[15] William Reid (1866-1923), son of William Reid & Mary McCullagh

 

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