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Transcription of news clippings saved in a diary at Gilford Castle. Initially I thought they were done by Mary McCready, but I was wrong (the date of her death makes this impossible). They were more likely to have been saved by “Mollie” Mary Wright as the last one was clipped four years before her death. I have alphabetized them as much as possible. Sharon Oddie Brown, December 31, 2003.
Updated August 29, 2005

ABBOTT – June 1, 1933, at Whitehave Hospital St. Bees, Cumberland, Nina Frances, eldest daughter of the late Venerable D.C. Abbott, D.D. Archdeacon at Clogher.

BARTLEY - September 4, at the Manse, Ballycarry, Mary Jane, wife of Rev. Thomas Bartley, eldest daughter of E. Gilmore, Crossmaglen. Funeral to Ballycarry at two o'clock this day (Saturday).

Brown - October 14, 1936, at his residence, Killynure House, Milford, Armagh, George, third son of the late Thompson Brown, J.P., and Elizabeth Brown. Funeral private. No flowers.

Brown – January 5, at Killynure House, Armagh. Mary, second daughter of the late Thompson and Elizabeth Brown. Funeral strictly private. No flowers.

BROWN – August 28, 1942, at Killynure House, Armagh, Thompson, eldest son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Thompson Brown. Funeral strictly private. No flowers.

The death of Mr. William Calvert, clerk of Armagh Rural Council and Board of Guardians, took place at his residence, the Mall, Armagh, on Sunday. Mr. Calvert was appointed assistant clerk to the Board of Guardians before the passing of the Local Government Act and succeeded Mr. William Turner as clerk of both the Guardians and Rural Council. Although he took little part in politics, Mr. Calvert was a staunch Unionist and his knowledge of Local Government Act was unexcelled. He leaves a wife and two daughters. Mrs. R. Reid, Armagh and Dr. Mary Calvert, Belfast.

CALVERT - June 13, 1937, at his residence, St. Mark's Place, The Mall, Armagh, William the dearly-loved Husband of Elizabeth Calvert. House and funeral private.

Coulter – September 10, 1928 at her residence, Seatown House, Dundalk, in her 86th year, Elizabeth, widow of Joseph Arthur Coulter, and relict of William Henry McCulloch, and only daughter of the late John MacDowell, all of Dundalk. Funeral private, by her own wish. No Flowers.

Coulter - January 23, 1931, at 27, Seaview Terrace, Warrenpoint, Co. Down, Edith Treweek Coulter, second daughter of the late Joseph Arthur and Elizabeth Coulter, Dundalk. Funeral private.

Miss Edith K. Coulter (49), sister of Mr. A.S. Coulter (solicitor), Dundalk, was found dead in her lodgings at Sea View, Warrenpoint, with a broad silk ribbon twisted twice around her neck and knotted. At the inquest yesterday, a verdict of self-strangulation committed whilst “temporarily mentally irresponsible” was returned.

DICKIE June 1, 1933, suddenly of heart failure, Alexander Alfred Dickie, Roachdale, Dundalk. Funeral (strictly private) to Kane this day (Monday). Belfast papers please copy.

GILLMER – June 1, 1927 at Auckland, James Birch Gillmer, late of Mayfield, Dromora, County Down, Ireland, beloved father of Mary Leedon in his 31st (sic) year. Interred at Hillsborough Cemetery, Aukland, New Zealand.

GILMORE - July 24, 1942, at Freeduff, Cullyhanna, Sarah, widow of Eliezer Gilmore, Licscalgot House, Crossmaglen, in her 95th year. Funeral private. No flowers or mourning.

Gilmore - June 8, 1939 at the Cantonal Hospital, Lausanne, Thomas Jackson Gilmore, M.B. (Edinburgh), of Stoke-on-Trent, Internment, Lausanne. No mourning, by request.

GILMORE - June 8, 1939, at Lausanne, Thomas Jackson Gilmore, M.B., Ch.B., of Albert House, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, England, youngest son of the late E. Gilmore, Liscalgot House, Crossmaglen, and of Mrs. S. Gilmore, 105 Vernon Ave, Clontarf. Interment at Lausanne, Switzerland. No mourning, by his request.

Griffin-Atkinson – July 4, 1936 at Shaughnessy United Church, Vancouver, Canada by Rev H. Smith, DD – Captain Philip George Griffin, late Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) son of the late Mr. John Gilmore Griffin, Newry, and Mrs.Griffin, Toronto to Florence Marie Atkinson, R.N. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Atkinson, Claresholm, Alberta, Canada.

Griffin-Davidson – October 15 at St. Clement’s Church, North Toronto, by Rev Canon Fidler – Gerald Walter, youngest son of the late John Gilmore Griffin, Newry, and Mrs. Griffin, Toronto, to Marguerite Palmer, daughter of Captain J.R. and Mrs. Davidson, Glen Goval, Methel Scotland. (NOTE 1929 is the date of the wedding announcement which follows)

Griffin-Govier – June 25, at St. James Square United Church, Toronto, Canada, John Pelan, second son of the late John Gilmore Griffin, Newry, and Mrs. Griffin, Toronto, to Ethel Adella, daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. R.A. Givier, Clinton Ontario.

GRIFFIN – On 6th October, 1932 at the private Pavillion to Mr. And Mrs. Gerald Griffin (née Marguerite Davidson) 168 Courcelette road, a son, Michael Philip.

HARTIGAN - June 28, 1938, at Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge Surrey, Florence Gertrude Hartigan, widow of William Hartigan.

MARRIAGE HOUSTON-BAYNE May 27, 1939 at the Peak Church, Hong Kong by the very Reverend J.L. Wilson, M.A. Dean of Hong Kong, Thomas Jackson Houston, B.A. (Cantab), Colonial Administrative Service, only son of Mr. And Mrs. J.K. Houston, 14 St. Jude’s Avenue, Belfast to Margaret Emilie Sloane, M.A. L.L.B., younger daughter of John S. Bayne, W.S. and Mrs. Bayne, Edinburgh.

OBITUARY – DIED IN HONG KONG Mr. And Mrs. J.K. Houston, 14 St. Jude’s Avenue have been informed of the death, in a camp at Hong Kong, of their son, Mr. T.J. Houston, B.A. of the Colonial Administrative Service. Mr. Houston had a brilliant scholastic career and in 1934 won a Mathematical Wrangleship in the Cambridge University Tripos examinations. He was a pupil at Methodist College and gained exhibitions in both his Junior and Senior Certificate examinations. He entered Queens University in 1930 and two years later was awardeda Major Scholarship at Christ’s College, Cambridge. In June 1933, he obtained a first-class honours degree in mathematics and mathematical physics at Queen’s University.

HOUSTON - In camp at Hong Kong, Thomas Jackson, B.A. Cantab., Colonial Administrative Service, son of Mr. And Mrs. J.E. Houston, 14 St. Jude’s Avenue, Belfast.

MR. H. CURRIE AND MISS M.J. JACKSON A marriage has been arranged, and will shortly take place, between Herbert Currie, son of the late Mr. H.S. Currie and of Mrs. B.M. Bowater, of Abbots Close, Wonersh, Surrey, and Meryl Julian, twin daughter of Major and Mrs. G.J. Jackson of Great Posbrooke, Tichfield, Hants. THE TIMES, FEBRUARY 25, 1939

JACKSON - October 29, 1929, at his residence, Forstertown, Trim, Andrew C.B. Jackson, third son of the late David Jackson, Urker Lodge, Crossmaglen, in his 84th year. Funeral tomorrow (Thursday), 2 o’clock, to Trim Churchyard.

JACKSON – July 18, 1932, at Forstertown, Trim, Molly wife of T.D. Jackson. Funeral tomorrow (Wednesday), 2 o’clock to Trim.

The engagement is announced between Frederick Undeimus, youngest son of the late William Hollins and of Mrs. Hollins of Pleasley, Henley-on-Thames, and Daphne Myddleton, youngest daughter of Major and Mrs. G.J. Jackson, of Great Posbrooke, Tichfield, Hants.

McBride - February 20, 1939, Dr. William Scott McBride, Crossmaglen, Co Armagh, Medical Officer of Crossmaglen Dispensary District, aged 77 years. Funeral tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1p.m., to Forkhill. No flowers. Deeply regretted by his wife and family.

Dr. William Scott McBride, medical officer of Crossmaglen, CO. Armagh, dispensary district, died at his residence, Crossmaglen, on Monday last at the age of 77. Dr. McBride had been working in the Crossmaglen dispensary district for about 35 years. He qualified in the King’s and Queen’s College of Physicians, Ireland, and the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland in 1889, and was a very popular figure in the Crossmaglen district.

McBRIDE and WILKINSON – July 2, 1940, at Tewkesbury Abbey, Glocestershire, Lieutenant William Scott McBride, R.A.M.C., only son of the late Dr. William S. McBride and Mrs. McBride, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh to Ethel Inga Earle Wilkinson, only child of the late Arthur Wilkinson and Mrs. Bruce-Robinson, and grand-daughter of the late John Large Wilkinson, of Sefton Park, Liverpool

MENARY - January 17, at her residence, Armagh-Breague, Keady, Agnes, widow of Alexander MENARY, aged 81 years. Funeral on the Sabbath, 20th inst., at 2:30 p.m. to Clarkesbridge.

MENARY - July 28, 1942, at her residence, Edenykennedy House, Markethill. Mary Jane, beloved wife of Robert Menary. Funeral tomorrow (Thursday), at 3 pm to Cladymore Presbyterian Church. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband and Family.

A SILVER JUBILEE bridge and tea was held this afternoon by the Veterans of the 1866 Chapter I.O.D.E. at Sherbourne House Club. Guests were received by Mrs. H.F. Rykert, regent and Miss E.C. Menary and Mrs. Alfred Engers, vice-regents. A feature was the presentation by Mrs. W.B. Horkins, Municipal regent, of life memberships and pins to Miss. C.M. Briggs, retiring regent, and Miss E.C. Menary, who was secretary for 12 years. Twenty-five table were played. Tea hostesses were Mrs. Herbert W. Brown and Mrs. Albert Thompson. The tea table, done in Jubilee colours, was presided over by Mrs. E. W. Heward and Mrs. S.J. Turner, assisted by Mrs. Frank T. Sherk, and Aileen Herbert, Miss Adelaide Heward, Mrs. Edward Wright and Mrs. Norman Green.

OSBOURNE – On January 21, 1939, suddenly, at 23, North Road Hythe, Kent, Edward, beloved husband of Phyllis Eliza Osbourne, aged 78 years.

REAY - January 7, at a London Nursing Home, James McCabe Reay, retired Judge of the Supreme Courts of the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States and eldest son of the late Henry Reay, of Ardee, Co. Louth, Corn Merchant. Inserted by one of his classmates.

SCOTT- May 8, 1942, at Bangor, Frances, last surviving daughter of the late Robert and Mary Scott, of Ballinode, Co. Monaghan. Funeral arrangements later.

The death has occurred at his residence in London of Mr. James K. Tweed, a Ballymoney man whose mid-life was full of thrills. He was the son of Mr. John Tweed, Charles Street, and received his early education at the Methodist School, and later became a teacher. While engaged in his profession in Dublin, he was offered and accepted an appointment in the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank in London. Appointed as the Bank’s representative in China, he was in that country during the Boxer rising of 1900. His energy and forsight saved all the bank’s property during that terrible time, and he took a prominent part in the defence of the British Legation. Once his horse was shot under him, and twice he extinguished fired started on the Legation roof with bullets whizzing around him. Another signal service was a daring sortie which distracted the attention of the Chinamen from the advancing relief force. For all this he received the recognition of the Government, together with a handsome monetary gift from the bank. Latterly, he was directing the operations of a large concern in Shanghai.
One of his brothers is the Rev. Robert Tweed, Newtonhamilton and Clarksbridge, while another is Mr. John Tweed, Mayor of Angoretta, Australia. His only sister is Mrs. James Rankin, Belfast.
Tweed – September 29, 1928, at his residence, The Thatched Cottage, Newmarket, James Kirkpatrick Tweed, of Shanghai, third son of John Tweed, Ballymoney. Funeral from Belfast (Liverpool Boat), at 9 o’clock tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, 3rd October, for family burying ground, Kilraughts, passing Kilraughts Road end, Ballymoney, at 11:30 a.m.

TWEED – October 29, 143, at his residence, Seaview, Warrenpoint, Rev R. J. Tweed, Senior Minister of Clarkesbridge and First Newtonhamilton. Funeral tomorrow (Sunday) leaving Warrenpoint at 3 o’clock, for Knotty Ash Cemetary, Rostrevor House, private. No flowers. No mourning, by special request.

Ussher-Adams – January 12, 1942, at Abington Church, Northampton by Rev H.M. Glascow (Army Chaplain) – James Neville Butler, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, only son of Mr. & Mrs. Jas Ussher of Braeside, Princetown Road, Bangor, Co. Down to Rosemary Joyce, only daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Oliver Adams of Kempstone, Christchurch Road, Northampton

USSHER – October 27, 1943, at Northampton to Rosemary wife of Lieut. J.N.B. Ussher – a daughter.

WADDELL - October 7th, 1936 (suddenly) at her residence, Lisnavene House, Henrietta M. Waddell, widow of the late Alfred Hambden Waddell, and eldest daughter of the late Samuel Gilmore, M.D., Castleblayney.

The resignation of his commission in the Hongkong Volunteer Defence Corps of Captain James Francis Wright with effect from October 3, 1939, has been approved by H.E. the Governor.

WRIGHT – On June 24, 1937, suddenly at Barton End, Alton, Hants, ROBERT THOMAS WRIGHT (TIM) late of Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, Yokohama, in his 73rd year. Funeral, Frimley Parish Church, 3:30 p.m., today (Saturday). (China and Japan papers, please copy).

43 years of Foreign Banking

Mr. Robert Thomas Wright of Barton End, Alton, who died with painful suddenness on Thursday last week in his 73rd year, was formerly connected for nearly 43 years with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank at Hong Kong, Rangoon, Kobe and Yokohama, and in each of these towns he had made a wide circle of friends, both personal and professional., by his estimable nature and kindly disposition. He was the manager of the branch at Yokohama when the disastrous earthquake of 1923 occurred, and he displayed heroic activities during the terrible time which immediately followed. After setting up the affairs consequent upon this disaster, his health gave way and he was obliged to retire in 1925 and has since resided in Alton. His only daughter and son-in-law are Mr. And Mrs. D.L. Newbigging of Shanghai.
In Alton, Mr. Wright was a valued supporter of the autumn show of the Horticultural Society and regularly exhibited chrysanthemums. He also presented a challenge cup for the best group of Japanese chrysanthemums.

The Funeral
The funeral took place on Saturday at Frimley Parish Church, Surrey. The Rev. W. W. Warren, vicar of St. Paul’s Camberly officiated, and the hymns were “Lead Kindly Light” and “Abide with Me”. Mr. H. Buckingham was at the organ.
Among those present at the funeral were: Mrs. R.T. Wright (widow), Captain and Mrs. R.F. Wright (son and daughter-in-law), Mr. J.F. Wright and Mr. J.S.R. Wright (brothers), Miss May Wright (cousin) Major W.A. Danby, brother-in-law, Mr. T. Johnston (nephew), Mr. R.E.N. Padfield (representing the Honk Kong and Shanghai Bank) and Miss N. Padfield, Mr. G.S. Sandford (late of Chartered Bank of India), Col. And Mrs. R.St. John Hickman, Col S.G. Morris, Capt. L.H. Churcher, Mr. And Mrs. E. Coutts, Mrs. M. Dean, Mr. J.D. Longmire (late of National City Bank), Admiral and Mrs. F. J.A. Dalton, Sir John Peter, Mr. V.J. Gadban, Mr. H. Yates, Mr. F.R. Sinton, Brig-Gen. And Mrs. H.A. Boyce, Miss D. Warnock, Miss Willis.

The Wreaths
The following wreaths were from his family: His wife, Lucy; Bob and Marjorie; Peggie and “Buggie”; Tom, David and Maureen; Mollie and Jim; Annie and Tom; Peggie; Jack and Nellie; May Wright; Jim; Dorothy, Ronald and Francis; Charlie, Dulci and Dick; Will and Winnie; Royden and Nancy.
In addition wreaths were received from: Mr. And Mrs. Edward Coutts and family, Sir Edward and Lady Crowe; Mr. F.H. Bugbear; Mr. And Mrs. Gordon Stitt; Mrs. O. Syme-Thompson; Mr. And Mrs. A.M. Chalmers; Surg-Rear Admiral and Mrs. F.J.A. Dalton; Brig Gen and Mrs. H.A. Boyce; Dr. and Mrs. Curreer Williams; Capt and Mrs. Asser; Sir John and Lady Peter; British Legion (Alton Branch); Dr. and Mrs. H. Yates; Mrs. Percy R. Walsham and Mrs. McKinnon; Mr. And Mrs. Mortimer Pechell; Mr. And Mrs. Francis Luxton; Mr. And Mrs V.J Gadban and the children; Mr. Ernest J.C. Savory and Miss Sybil McBeth; Mr. And Mrs. G. Brady and Dodo; Mrs. L. Churcher and all at Cariad; Mr and Mrs. D. Longmire; Isable Dorman-Smith; Captain and Mrs. E.A. Burrell; Mr. And Mrs. O.J. Barnes; Mr. And Mrs. Geoffrey Smythe; Col and Mrs. St. John Hickman; Miss Argles and Miss E.S. Argles; Mr. And the Misses Warnock; Mr. And Mrs. W.J. Trim; Mrs. Stevens; Mr. And Mrs. E. Trimmer and George; “Old” Dandie and Mr. W. Small; Mr. Frank Findon; indoor staff at Barton End; “Walpole” staff at Chiselhurst; Miss Maynard; Dorothy.
Messrs Kemp and Stevens, Alton carried out the funeral arrangements.

The funeral took place on Saturday at Frimley Parish Church, Surrey, of Mr. Robert Thomas Wright, who for more than forty years, was associated with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank in China and Japan.
Mr. Wright who died suddenly on Thursday last in his seventy-third year resigned from the bank in 1925, when he was manager in Yokohama.
Among those present at the funeral were:- Mrs. R.T. Wright, Captain R.F. Wright (son), Mr J.F. Wright and Mr. J.S.R. Wright (brothers) and Mr. R.E.N. Padfield (and also representing the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank). Mr. G.S. Sandford (late of Chartered Bank of India) Col R>S.T.J. Hickman, Col S.G. Morris, CaptL.H. Churhcer, Mr. E. Coutts, Mr. J.D. Longmire (formerly National Cty Bank), Admiral F.J.A. Dalton, Sir Peter Peter, Mr. V.J Gadban, Dr. H. Yates, Mr. T. Johnston, Mr. F.R. Sinton, Brig-Gen H.A. Boyce and Major W.A. Danby.

Squadron-Leader the Rev. James Mitchell Wright, B.A. eldest son of Mr. And Mrs. Marshall Wright of Newbliss, County Monaghan, and Miss Mary Grace Bryant, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. R.J. Bryant, of Madras, India, were married in Cranwell Parish Church, Lincolshire, on November 1. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J.A. Jagoe, in Cranwell. Part of the honeymoon is being spent in Ireland.


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