My Dearest Sally,
Eric G. asks me to forward enclosed P. Order and to explain to you why it is smaller than usual. The tenants appealed to have rents reduced and the costs have made the difference. It is not likely to be so little next payment.
We miss Uncle Tom badly. He left us £500 each but the interest on that will be long coming as it is not yet invested or paid to us.
Kathleen Tabor has got her leg broken while riding at the [Curragh] where her husband and she are staying at present. Stansted is to be let or sold and Minnie is staying at Brinton on Sea a house of Bee Markers. Old Mr. Marker died suddenly last week and little Richard is the heir to the estate to Bee will have great responsibility. Both she and the child are delicate.
Bessie and Sam Gilmore are about to start for Teintsin. They will likely sail in April. Jim Wright is due home in May. He is leaving H. Kong for good as far as we know. Mr. [Mayes] our rector is transferred to Kilmore parish and dear knows what creature we may get in his place. He has been here nearly eight years and we are sorry to lose him.
So far all our relation in the war are alive and well. I saw the paper that Mary Reid got with Clair's letter also the notice of Mr. W's fainting in Church. You must have got an awful fright. I hope it has done you no harm and that rest & change have done him good. Is Mary married yet? It is very sad for you all so much trouble & worry. All friends here are well. Eva was her making a good recovery after the birth of her son. Also Kathleen Major whose husband is one of the married men called up to the colours. He is not gone yet but expecting orders daily. George McCullagh is in Dublin with the Fusiliers and so far likes soldiering.
Fond love to you and yours
Envelope addressed to:-
7 pm 15 MR 16
 I would guess a date of 1916 – going from the events related.
 Eric G? possibilities include GILMORE or GRIFFIN (amongst others)
 Sir Thomas JACKSON who died four months earlier and was both a financial and emotional support to the extended family.
 Kathleen McCullagh (née JACKSON ) Tabor, eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Jackson & Amelia Lydia Dare
 Albert Maitland TABOR (1872-1941)
 Home of Sir Thomas Jackson
 Amelia Lydia Dare, widow of Sir Thomas Jackson
 Beatrice Minnie Shrieve (née JACKSON) MARKER, daughter of Sir Thomas & Amelia Lydia Dare, wife of Raymond John Marker
 father of Raymond John MARKER
 Richard Raymond Kitchener MARKER (1908-1965), son of Raymond John MARKER and Beatrice Minnie Shrieve JACKSON
 Elizabeth “Bessie” (Brown) Gilmore, wife of Samuel Gilmore, daughter of Thompson Brown & Elizabeth (Jackson) Brown
, son of Eliezer Gilmore & Sarah (Jackson) Gilmore, husband of Elizabeth “Bessie” (Brown) Gilmore (note Samuel and Bessie were first cousins)
 James Wright, husband of May “Mollie” (Menary) Wright and son in law of Mary (Jackson) (Menary) Griffin. Two years later, he would buy Gilford Castle. He made a lot of money in the Far East.
 Mr. MAYES?
 Mary (McCullagh) Reid, wife of William Reid , sister of Sarah WHITESIDE
 Thomas Clair Whitehead, son of Sarah (McCullagh) Whitehead & William Sherlock Whitehead
 William Sherlock Whitehead, husband of Sarah (née McCULLAGH) WHITESIDE
 Mary Ione Whiteside, daughter of William Sherlock WHITESIDE and Sarah McCULLAGH
 Eva Oliver (Reed) Ussher
 James Neville Butler Ussher
 Kathleen (née JACKSON) MAJOR, the twin sister of Francis Gordon Jackson, children of John JACKSON & Kate Maria WHITING. She is a niece of Sir Thomas JACKSON.
 Cecil MAJOR
 George David McCullagh, son of Margaret (Jackson) (Reed) McCullagh. He would be killed March 28, 1918
 Mary (Jackson) (Menary) Griffin