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This is one of a series of letters from George JACKSON, a solicitor in Dublin. He is writing to his nephew John JACKSON who is now 24 years old, but was only sixteen years old when David JACKSON, his father, died.
Sharon Oddie Brown July 19, 2006

Dr John [1]


            I received your letter of the 26th of Febry this day and am happy to hear that you and all friends at Creggan are well w:ch thank God is the Case with all friends here. I have got pretty well of the Rheumatism & hope I shall continue so but I am by means so stout as I was before the Sickness I had last Spring – I am thankful for your kind [small hole in document]tention of getting me Charley Quins [2] business Relative to the Legacy let to the heirs of Patk Traynor [3] but as it would be very inconvenient to Transact that business by letter I must decline it, he had therefore – better employ some At:ey in Dundalk or near him with whom he can have frequent Meetings on the Subject _ If Hanratty [4] does not pay your Mother I will compel him to do it for he is your Mothers Tenant & not the Doyles [5] .


            My love to all friends, I am

                        Dr John

                                    Yours Sincerely [?]

                                    Geo Jackson [6]


42 College Green [7]

3rd March 1804

[1] John JACKSON (1780-1817). His father had died when he was about 15 years old and he has been managing (with his Mother’s help) the affairs of their farms and such.

[2] A Charles QUIN lived in the townland of Cregganduff according to the 1828 Tithe Appointment Records. This townland is just north of Liscalgot and east of Urcher.

[3] Patrick TRAYNOR In 1828 there was an Owen, Henry and Thomas TREANOR living in the townland of Rathkeelan. I don’t know who this Patrick is.

[4] A Hugh HANRATTY was mentioned in the 1828 Census of Crossmaglen Townland and John, Felix & Bryan HANRATTY were mentioned in the 1828 Tithe Appointments of Rathkeelan, Creggan Parish, Co. Armagh, while a James HANRATTY was in the 1766 Census. I don’t know the identity of this HANRATTY.

[5] In 1766 Census, there was a James DOYLE resident at Urker. In the 1828 Tithe Appointments, there was a David DOYLE. I don’t know which one it would be here.

[6] George JACKSON son of George JACKSON & Margaret O’Laughlin.

[7] This is in Dublin.



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