|Title:||Arthur McConnell, Antrim, to Jane Nettleton, Canada West.|
|Collection||Irish Emigration Database|
|Destination||Canada West, Canada|
|Source||T 3081: Purchased from Metropolitan Toronto Library Board|
|Archive||The Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.|
|Log||Document added by LT, 09:06:1994.|
|Transcript|| Antrim, July 5, 1855.|
My dear Jane -
Your letter came safely to hand. There was nothing took place in
our family circle since my last but the death of your Uncle Langford
Manderson and Robert Gibson. Your Uncle died the latter end of
January and Robert about two months ago. Mr. Gibson had Robert's
life insured for œ200. He had only two or three payments to make
till he died. Roberts daughter Jane, remains with Mr. Gibson. He
is very much attached to her.
Mr. Hudson who was married to Miss Gibson and afterwards to Miss
Hall, fell down from a loft and lingered in great pain till he
died. Mr. Gibson intends to bring his daughter home.
Your brother William has got possession of your Uncle Langford
Manderson's house and farm. It was sold under the Encumbered
Estates Act. He paid œ800 for it. The rent is 4/6 the ------
Caningham acre: 40 acres in all. He has five sons and two
daughters. They are all very well.
Thomas Hunter and his family are all well. John McConnell and his
family are also well. His son, Arthur, went to the United States
about six months ago. He hired with a farmer and is doing very
well Malcolm McConnell has gone to England once more to try to make
a little more money. Anne and Betty still remain at home. Your
mother was unwell last week, but has again recovered. She seems to
be growing weaker than she formerly was - though not sinking
rapidly. My own health remains very good thanks to The Most High.
Langford still remains in America. He has not only the house you
had but all the house Mr. Taggart occupied. He still keeps the
I am not able to do much, but the little that I can I will do,
please God. I intend therefore in my next letter to send each of
you a small matter to show you that though absent none of you are
ever forgotten by me.
Be sure to write as soon as you receive this. I will then reply
in a short time, if the Most High spare me. Your mother and I send
our blessing to you all,
Your affectionate Father,