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These pages were all posted the first year I began this web site - 2003.
Notes Date Posted
John Gilmore Griffin biography This has been updated with photos added. More photos were added January 2, 2003. December 31, 2003
Newslippings BMD from 1929-1942 Originally these were attributed to Miss McCready, but that was my error. I have alphebetized them now & transcribed more of them (more still to come). December 31, 2003
1929, July 28 Letter from "Cousin Minnie" to Mary Wright This page also includes two photos which were in with the letter sent to MAry Wright of Gilford Castle. December 31, 2003
1921 - February 22 - Letter from William Reid to Unnamed Aunt This letter also concerns business dealings with Dungooley & Tullyvallen, properties first in the hands of the 1700s Coulter family members. December 30, 2003
1921 - February 22 - letter from Wm. Reid to Mary Griffin This letter also concerns business dealings with Dungooley & Tullyvallen, properties first in the hands of the 1700s Coulter family members. December 30, 2003
1921, February 24 - letter from Bessie Brown to Mary Griffin This letter concerns business dealings with Dungooley & Tullyvallen, properties first in the hands of the 1700s Coulter family members. December 30, 2003
1940 - Letter from James M. Carroll to Alan E. Skuce Genealogy questions re: Gilmores December 30, 2003
1940 - Letter from James M. Carroll to Mary Wright Genealogy questions re: Gilmores December 30, 2003
1898 - Samuel Bradford Land Case This concerns lands of Cavananore & Annaghavackey - a case with implications started a hundred years or more earlier and involving several Bradfords & Jacksons in the dispute. December 30, 2003
1897 Will Probate for Mary Anne McCready I have also included her photo December 30, 2003
1932 Letter from Unknown Emily to "Mollie" Mary Wright This letter has some chat about a document being found. Hard to say which document. December 17, 2003
November 1, 1960 Letter from Aiken McClelland to James Francis Wright The three letters from Aiken McClelland contain genealogical information and were transcribed thanks to Wendy Jack. December 17, 2003
July 8, 1960 Letter from Aiken McClelland to James Francis Wright December 17, 2003
1959 Letter from Aiken McClelland to James Francis Wright December 17, 2003
1897 Letter from Margaret McCullagh NOTE: This letter was written just two weeks after the death of Andrew Bradford McCullagh, the second husband of the writer of this letter, Margaret née Jackson. Margaret would have been 44 years old at the time of this letter and about six months pregnant with her tenth and last child. At the time of his death (and this letter) the children were ages 8, 7, 5, 3, and 1. December 7, 2003
Site Map I have included directions on how to search this site using Google's Advanced Search - since I have not installed a search engine specific to my pages - yet. December 7, 2003
Wright Family Tree This tree starts in 1587 and ends with the WRIGHT family of Gilford Castle. There are also photos of Gola & Carrachor. December 6, 2003
Gilmore Family Tree This tree includes five generations reaching back to 1735. December 5, 2003
Menary Family Photos This Album contains 14 photos covering the lives of Menary family members who spanned three centuries December 3, 2003
Oliver, Mary Jane 1821 - 3 October 1875. A very brief bio & photo December 2, 2003
1768 Agreements between Andrew Coulter & John Coulter November 30, 2003
Cavananore This is the first of my pages that will track a property through letters, wills and labels on photos and other such documents. They will be hyperlinked on the Place Names of Note Page and also appear on the Maps page.. November 30, 2003
Browne, Robert Boyd Emigrated to Idaho. Biography Update November 30, 2003
1927 Will Abstract for Hubert Evelyn Brown November 29, 2003
1924 Will Abstract for Elizabeth Brown November 29, 2003
1916 Will Abstract for Thompson Brown November 29, 2003
1910 Will Abstract for James Carlisle Monteagle Browne November 29, 2003
1907 Will Abstract for Acheson Henry George Gilmore November 29, 2003
1899 Will Abstract for George Crean Martin November 29, 2003
1894 Will Abstract for Rev. Hugh Edgar November 29, 2003
1892 Will Abstract for Daniel Gunn Browne November 29, 2003
1886 Will Abstract for John Jackson November 29, 2003
1847 Will of Andrew Coulter Bradford This also includes a case brought by Barbara Donaldson after the fact. This is a most interesting case. Barbara Donaldson was the sister of Andrew Coulter Bradford, both of them children of Thomas Bradford & Elizabeth Breakey. Not all the Trustees appointed to deal with A.C. Bradford’s will had wanted to follow through with their duties and the upshot was that J.B. Gillmer was left holding the bag.  He then decided on his own to let Bradford’s niece Mary Jane Oliver and sister Margaret Bradford continue to live on the property rather than selling everything off. This meant that those who had inherited annuities (hence Barbara Donaldson) were getting short shrift.  The advantage also went to his niece Sally McCullogh wife of Thomas McCullogh of Dunraymond since she still received the bequeathed interest on a bond of £1,100 owed by her husband even though the annuities bequeathed to others were being left unpaid. It was even more galling that the value of the assets were quite probably diminishing due to mismanagement. November 28, 2003
November 30, 2003
Footnotes amended
1871 Letter from Eliza Jackson to her son, Thomas Thanks to information supplied by Wendy Jack, errors have been corrected and footnotes on the Gray family & the Tichborne case added November 23, 2003
Browne, David Bell Photo in biography format. No other info as yet. November 21, 2003
Browne, Robert Boyd Emigrated to Idaho. Biography (brief) November 21, 2003
Browne, Daniel Gunn & Jackson, Margaret Updated hyperlinks and photo November 21, 2003
James Jackson (1850-1925) & Sarah Browne(1847) New biography November 21, 2003
Menary, Martha 1835- NEW biography - brief! November 21, 2003
Jackson Mary 1844-1921. I have added a photo of herself with William Menary - her first husband. November 21, 2003
Photo added to David Brown biography This is the David Brown 1872-1919 who worked from age 18 to age 46 (when he died of a heart attack) at The Imperial Bank of Persia in London, Tehran and Baghdad November 21, 2003
1859 Will of Margaret Bradford I have also posted on this page photos pertinent to this will. They date from the mid-1800s. November 21, 2003
1790 Will of Martha Coulter I can't quite nail down her place in the family, though am getting closer. November 20, 2003
1851 Will of Eliza Donaldson This will tells us a lot about connections, religious interests and social class in this extended family. November 20, 2003
1816 Killynure Tree Planting Agreement November 19, 2003
1799 Agreement between Eliza Bradford & Samuel Bradford November 19, 2003
1875 Letter from Eliza Jackson to Mary Jane Oliver A suggestion to lease lands to Andrew Coulter Bradford Jackson. November 19, 2003
1827 Letter from Eliezer Birch Gillmer to Elizabeth Bradford This letter gives a detailed glimpse into the minutae of family financial arrangements. One suspects a very low level of trust between brother & sisters here. November 19, 2003
1827 Letter from E. Jackson to her daughter "Sallie" A brief domestic letter November 19, 2003
1815 Will of William Donaldson November 19, 2003
1811 Letter from Willam Donaldson to Oswald Lawson This a fascinating letter from the William Donaldson the Presbyterian husband of Barbara Bradford. He expresses his strong political support for the agendas of the Irish Catholics and his opposition to the established clergy (see 1812 letter for a continuation of the conversation) November 19, 2003
1806 Madden Hill This document is helpful for some of the light that it sheds on the Birch family and various property and inheritance issues. November 14, 2003
1811 Marriage Settlement - John Jackson & Elizabeth McCullagh November 12, 2003
1785 Will of John Bradford This will has been footnotes as well. November 12, 2003
1775 Will of Andrew Coulter I still have some of the geography to work out here, but the names should be familiar to many of us (they will get footnoted later) November 11, 2003
1812 Letter from Donaldson to Lawson (See 1811 letter for an earlier part of their conversation.) November 10, 2003
1826 Letter to Elizabeth Jackson re: rent reassement November 9, 2003
1850 Letter from B. Donaldson to Mary Jane Oliver November 9, 2003
Will of Mary Jane Oliver 1875 Bequests to various Oliver-Jackson-Reid-McCullagh-Norris family members November 9, 2003
1925-1931 Distributions to Trustees of A.C. Bradford November 9, 2003
1828 David Jackson to Margaretta Jackson NOTE The PS was added on November 9, 2003 November 9, 2003
1792 George Jackson to Elizabeth Bradford November 7, 2003
1871 Letter from Eliza Jackson to Thomas Jackson This is a very touching letter. Eliza was writing to her son, Thomas, who was away from home working for the Hong Kong Shanghai Bank and had just married Amelia Lydia Dare in Yokohama.

November 7, 2003
FOOTNOTES ADDED
November 9, 2003

Descendants of Alexander Menary This is a detailed descendant tree of four generations with the usual glitches in formatting for which I apologize. November 7, 2003
John Jackson & Kate Maria Whiting There is not much known of this family. One of their sons (Francis) settled in South Africa and many of his descendants still live there. November 7, 2003
Descendants of John Wright Again, mediocre formatting - but the descendant line is clear enough to work from. November 5, 2003
Descendants of George Bartley The formatting of this section is a bit rough and ready - but the information is solid & I wanted to move on with it - so here it is, warts and all (but still highly readable) November 5, 2003
Miss McCready's News Clippings This selection of births marriages and deaths have been all entered into our family tree. They were saved by Miss McCready, a family governess - more of her later. November 5, 2003
Amy Lloyd's History - Part 4 This section focusses on the PARKE family November 4, 2003
Amy Lloyd's History - Part 3 This section focusses on the JULIUS family. November 4, 2003
Amy Lloyd's History - Part 2 This section focuses on the DARE family November 4, 2003
Amy Lloyd's History - Part 1 This is an entertaining collection of bits which regrettably are not offered with sources. Some facts may be dubious, but we'll keep them for the time being! November 4, 2003
Robert Hamilton Reid & Margaret Jackson This page has new pictures and other updated information. November 4, 2003
1922 Whos Who entry for Edgar Monteagle Browne November 4, 2003
Wills and Will abstracts This page includes wills transcribed in their entirety, wills from which notes have been made and wills in abstract form November 4, 2003
Mystery Photos A bit of desk clearing here - more to be added. September 29, 2003
Hawkins, V.A. Caesar Information about his career in the Imperial Bank of Persia September 27, 2003
Browne, Thomas McCallagh This file has more data entered into it from HSBC sources. September 27, 2003
Benjamin Oliver I have addded several news stories and land records.I am temporarily using this Oliver as the site to store other Oliver materials. September 24, 2003
Charles Andrews Moorhead's Album Updated a few documents. This album is a collection of more than three dozen documents relating to the military experiences of Charles Andrews Moorhead - largely in South Africa and during WWI. September 23, 2003
David Brown More information has been gleaned from Banking and Empire in Iran by Geoffrey Jones September 22, 2003
Sir Thomas Jackson I have added a picture and a bit of information on Morgan's School in Castleknock. September 17, 2003
The Silver Bowl This is a first draft of a story about the Silver Bowl itself. September 17, 2003
Charles Andrews Moorhead's Album This album is a collection of more than three dozen documents relating to the military experiences of Charles Andrews Moorhead - largely in South Africa and during WWI. September 9, 2003
Richard Binney Orr I have added the index of records on Atherton & Gilmore families at the James Cook University Archives in Australia August 29, 2003
The McCullagh Letters #49-65 Some footnotes were amended. August 29, 2003
The McCullagh Letters # 15-29 Some footnotes were amended. August 29, 2003
The McCullagh Letters # 78-87 Some footnotes were amended. August 29, 2003
CDLS Article I have just done an edit on this and updated it. August 28, 2003
Brown, David 1872-1919. This is one more family member, another nephew of Sir Thomas JACKSON, who we have decisively connected to the HSBC. Thanks to Tina Staples of HSBC August 28, 2003
The Brown(e) Family Crests August 27, 2003
Photo Album: Brown Family Photos at Banff c. 1926 August 16, 2003
The Site Map This is an updated description of what can be found in the site and is worth reading at least once in order to use the site to its fullest. August 16, 2003
The McCullagh Letters #78-87 August 16, 2003
Under Maps, Place Names of Note - I have a few hyperlinks now to maps. August 15, 2003
The McCullagh Letters #98-132 Note: includes diary excerpts as well August 15, 2003
The McCullagh Letters #87-97 August 15, 2003
The Jackson Family - Five Generations This document is 16 pages long and has 267 footnotes. It was prepared by Wendy Jack of Australia. No living persons are included. August 15, 2003
The McCullagh Letters # 66-77 August 14, 2003
The McCullagh Letters #49-65 August 14, 2003
The McCullagh Letters #15-29 These letters are an invaluable historical link August 14, 2003
Updated biography of Robert Thomas WRIGHT August 14, 2003
Error corrected in 1915 letter from Bessie (Jackson) Brown August 14, 2003
Errors corrected in letters: 1889 Letter from Eliza (Oliver) Jackson and 1891 Letter from Eliza (Oliver) Jackson. They were wrongly attributed. August 14, 2003
The Birch Family - Five Generations This document is some 20 pages long with 420 footnotes and gives a detailed family tree for the descendants of James BIRCH and Mary JACKSON from the early 1700s until the middle of the 20th Century. No living persons are included. August 14, 2003
Thomas Jackson BROWN I have added a photo of the gravestone for John Fingal Smith - worth seeing. August 13, 2003
Richard Binney ORR I have added new information in his biography. August 13, 2003
Timelines 1800-1900 I have loaded in a few hundred more entries. July 16, 2003
Edited & inserted hyperlinks: Sir Thomas Jackson & Amelia Lydia Dare July 16, 2003
The Pirates & Mrs. Dare of Singapore Sarah Strieve Dare was the mother-in-law of Sir Thomas Jackson July 16, 2003
CDLS: A Personal Essay This syndrome touches our family and is shared here in case others are looking for personal experiences of it to help with their own. July 15, 2003
Site Map This also includes information helpful for finding facts in this site July 15, 2003
   

 

 

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