My dear Aunt  ,
I enclose 2 letters which Mrs. Griffin  asked me to pass on to you regarding the Dungooley  & Tullyvallen  annuities. I have written Mrs Griffin that I agree that the matter be left with O'Connor  . His charges will play havoc, most probably, with the annuities but I don't see what else is to be done to keep them alive.
Mrs. Griffin writes – "It is almost 3 years since the annuities got any money and tho' the amount is small it should not be allowed to lapse. David Gilmore  will not act in his father's stead. Please when you read send to Slieveroe  and ask Aunt Maggie  to forward to Bessie Browne  . I think we may as well allow Mr. O'Connor to do as he suggests."
I had a letter from Cis  this morning. All going well. Peggy  now thinks that as soon as she is able to travel she will come over for a spell, before settling down in York  and I hope she will be able to do so.
I suppose Archie  has some difficulty in getting a house in York. Houses are probably scarce there as everywhere else.
I wonder what I will be writing you about tomorrow!
With love to you all
Your affect nephew
W. Reid 
 Reid family residence mentioned in other letters.
 Which Aunt?
 Mary Griffin née Jackson (1844-1921)
 Dungooley. This is likely referring to the same land that had been in the family since at least 1768 when there were agreements between Andrew & John Coulter. It is a townland of 609 acres in the Barony of Upper Dundalk, the Civil Parish of Faughart, Co. Louth
 Tullyvallen. 4,655 acres, Co. Armagh in the Parish of Newtownhamilton
 Solicitor/property manager
 David Gilmore d. 1959, son of Eliezer Gilmore (1845-1919) & Sarah Jackson (1848-1942)
 Long time Reed family residence in Co. Monaghan where Margaret McCullagh, née Jackson and widow of Reed lived.
 Margaret McCullagh, née Jackson and widow of Reed
 “Bessie” Elizabeth Brown, 1843-1923 née Jackson , wife of Thompson Brown
 “Cis” is Sally McCullagh Reid (1870 - ?), daughter of William Reid and Mary McCullagh
 Margaret Annas Reid (1881-1956), sister of William Reid
 John R. Webster Archibald, husband of Margaret Annas Reid (1881-1956), sister of William Reid
 William Reid (1866-1923), son of William Reid & Mary McCullagh
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