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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.

Killynure [1] ,


2nd February 1918


My dear Emily [2]

We were deeply grieved here this morning of the great sorrow which you and Andy [3] have got to bear in the death of your dear son [4] .  It must’ve been a terrible shock to you both as I  suppose you may not have heard of his illness.  One can only ask God to help you to bear it. Mary [5] and I both feel for you. We both know Tanty better than we did the others, he was so much with mother [6] in Urker, for all liked him and mother was quite devoted to him.  Mary joins me in love and sympathy with you all,

your affectionate sister,

Bessie Brown [7]

[1] Killynure, Co. Armagh, home of Thompson BROWN(E) and Elizabeth JACKSON and their children.

[2] Eliza Emily JACKSON née GILMORE1846-1938), mother of Tanty and sister-in-law to author of letter.

[3] Andrew Coulter Bradford JACKSON (1846-1929)

[4] Andrew Hugh Gilmore JACKSON AKA “Tanty (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 –owned previously in part by James Francis WRIGHT

[5] Mary BROWN daughter of letter writer or Mary GRIFFIN –sister of letter writer. Hard to say.

[6] Eliza JACKSON (1815-1903) mother of Sir Thomas JACKSON.

[7] “Bessie” Elizabeth BROWN(E) née JACKSON (1843-1923) - sister of Sir Thomas JACKSON and Andrew Coulter Bradford JACKSON (father of Tanty).



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