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This is one of a collection of letters of condolence upon the death in Hong Kong of "Tanty" Andrew Hugh Gilmore JACKSON, a nephew of Sir Thomas JACKSON.
Sharon Oddie Brown, September 3, 2006.

Urker [1] ,

February 5th, 1918

 

My dear Andy [2] ,

 

I am sorely grieved at Tanty’s [3] death.  It was an unexpected blow and we were so long together and such good friends that I feel as if I had lost a son of my own.  We never had a cross word between us in all the years he lived here.  And was so easy to please and so bright and lively that when he left we missed him badly.  It is hard to remember that none of his own were near him at his last hours.  I hope Emily [4] and you are keeping up for the sake of those left behind.  When you get the particulars of his illness please let me know – but it will be long till you do – a month at least.  I hope Eilie [5] arrived safely.  It was good at her to start at once, ill as [?] here.  No letters from Stans [6] had yet but Tommy [7] expects to be over before going back to Dartry. 

 

With love, your affectionate sister,

Mary Griffin [8] .



[1] Urker, home of the JACKSON family near Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh.

[2] Andrew Coulter Bradford JACKSON (1846-1929) father of Tanty and younger brother of Sir Thomas JACKSON

[3] “Tanty” Andrew Hugh Gilmore JACKSON (1881-1918)was a nephew of Sir Thomas JACKSON and a son of Andrew Coulter Bradford JACKSON & Eliza Emily GILMORE. He was born and raised at the family farms at Lions Den & Forstertown – both near Trim in Co. Meath, Ireland. At the time of his death from typhoid, he was a broker with Messrs. Wright & Hornby –which had been owned in part by James Francis WRIGHT

[4] Eliza Emily JACKSON née GILMORE(1846-1938) – mother of Tanty.

[5] probably Edith Eileen GILMORE (1890-1977) daughter of Eliezer GILMORE & Sarah JACKSON.

[6] Stansted, Essex, England -  home of Amelia Lydia DARE, the widow of Sir Thomas JACKSON

[7] Thomas Dare JACKSON (1876-1954), son of Sir Thomas JACKSON

[8] Mary GRIFFIN née JACKSON (1844-1921), aunt of Tanty & sister of Sir Thomas JACKSON, resident at Urker.

 

 

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