E. Skuce  , Esq.,
Dear Mr. Skuce,
Forgive me for troubling you, but I am trying to get together some information on the Gilmore connections.
My great-grandfather, James Gilmore  , was born in 1783, married a Jane Sibthorpe  (a descendant of the Sibthorpes of Dunany Abbey) and was a member of your persuasion, but before his death on 4th July, 1863, he had become a Catholic. He was the son of James Gilmore  (or Gilmer) who married a Betty Louden  . Unfortunately, those who no doubt would have had the information on the Gilmore end of the tree, are all dead, but my family understand that James Gilmore, Sen., lived somewhere about the border.
Mr. Arthur Coulter  with whom I was in touch, wrote to a Mr. David Gilmore  of Liscalgot, Crossmaglen, whom he understood was possibly a connection of these Gilmores. Mr. Coulter sent me a letter he received from Mr. Gilmore in which he said that he had never bothered about family history and the only information he had was about his father, but that he would try and find out. I then wrote to Mr. Gilmore myself on Tuesday last, giving him the queries that I was anxious to get information on. It was my sister, Agnes  , who mentioned to me that she understood Mrs. Skuce  had Gilmore connections which might be the same.
Forgive me for taking the liberty of troubling you and may I say that I shall be indeed grateful for any information that you can give me.
With kind regards.
James M Carroll 
 Allan E. SKUCE, husband of Maud Elizabeth REED, he died 1941
 Jane SIBTHORPE – I don’t know of her.
 Probably Arthur S. COULTER, solicitor of Dundalk and son of Joseph A. COULTER .
 David GILMORE (1878-1959) – husband of Elsie Muriel COULTER and son of Eliezer GILMORE & Sarah JACKSON and had two children: Andrew & Elizabeth.
 Maud Elizabeth REED (1878-1958), daughter of Margaret Jackson & Robert Hamilton Reed
 James M. CARROLL, eldest son of Vincent S. CARROLL The CARROLL family owned a large tobacco enterprise in Dundalk (amongst other things). James became Chairman in 1901 and held the position for 50 years until he died in 1962.
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