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Title: Alexander Irwin, Armagh, to George Dunbar, [Ireland?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileIrwin, Alexander/31
SenderIrwin, Alexander
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginArmagh, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland
RecipientDunbar, George
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 664/D/227: Presented by Arthur Pack-Beresford, Esq. Woburn, Millisle, County Down.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9601141
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 11:01:96.
Word Count309
TranscriptArmagh May 6 1863

My dear Dunbar

There are not any deeds amongst
the papers in the tin boxes which
I have here. They contain nothing
but letters and papers relating
to the Diocese of Armagh and to the
Irish Church. I have some
recollection of having seen
a Deed relating to the Kenyon's
affairs - and I thought it was
in a tin box that went to Woburn.
As to young James Jones I have
great fears that he will not
easily be got to fulfil his
intention of going to Canada.
He resigned the Agency, and
young Paton is canvassing
for it. Canada is the only
place for the infatuated fellow
to settle in. Lord Monk being
a relative could put him in
the way of getting a well
situated piece of land to clear
and take up his abode on. Mrs.
Jones has written to Lady
Monk ( who is also a cousin )
to bespeak the good offices
of the Governor General. He has
health, strength and energy, and
also a sufficent knowledge
of farming to enable him to
make a livelihood. His father
could help him to buy land
there - But I hope will not
be so soft hearted as to yield
in case the young man changes
his mind about going. Theo.
Jones has disinherited him -
he wd [would?] have had a property of
nearly œ500 a year if he had
lived respectably. But I
think his father was bewitched
about him, for it was a bad plan
to keep him at home, only half
employed, and associating with
cattle dealers and butchers at every
fair. I fear the effect of the
shock, and disappointment, and
chagrin will be injurious
to James Jones, who is not quite
recovered from the severe illness
which confined him to bed for a long
time - yours very truly
Alex. Irwin