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Title: Robert McNear, Ballynacor, Co Armagh, To Thomas McNear, USA
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMcNear, Robert/43
SenderMcNear, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBallynacor, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland
DestinationHanover Township, Penn., USA
RecipientMcNEar, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT.1315: Copied by Permission of Major J B McNair, 818 South Ardmore Ave, Los Angeles 5, California. #TYPE LET Robert McNear, Ballynacor, Co. Armagh, To Thomas McNear, Hanover township, U.S.A., 1791, Original In Huntington Library, California.
ArchivePublic Record Office Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8809141
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
Log21:09:1988 GC created 29:11:1988 PG input 24:01:19
Word Count359
Belnacor may ye 15th 1791
Dear Brother
I received your letter Dated ye 22 of November 1790 which
gave me great Satisfaction To think that ye should be at Corispondence
[correspondence?] betwixt you and I since my Brother is gone and
sister in law who died the 11th instant and I am almost here without
Brother or Sister save Elizabeth and Mary. Brother Wms [William's]
children is well and doing well and careful of their bisness
[business?] since their father Died you complain of me for not writing
of the Deaths that was amongst us but I did not neglect writing of
them Every one you speak of the high rents makeing [making?] the
tennants [tenants?] richer but the Dearth of the Land in
Irland [Ireland?] Is making a great many of the inhabitants to ship for
Philadelphia william Demistone widow and family and John Demistone widow
and family has sold their Land and goods and is now propairing
[preparing?] for amarica [America?] you tell me that you are upon
the Decline no wonder for I feel my self much in the Decline
tho [although?] I Always enjoyed a Double proportion of health
thanks be to god for it you Desier [desire?] to know the sertain
[certain?] years of your age and as nere [near?] as I can Learn they are
fifty four sister Elizabeths old daughter is Dead and left three
three children behind her I think our Numerous family is Declining
both the young and old turn over Brother garet Setton hath taken
to himself Martha McCalan for a second wife and is gone to live with
her and hath settled a good settle[ment?] upon his children
I and my wife joyns in our Love To you and yours
whilst I am your Loving Brother Robert McNear
Thomas McNear in Lancaster County hanover Township near sueet
(original letter in the Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino,
That the named Tho Mc [ ? ] and Edward in the parish a [are?] defended [descended?] of an Antient [ancient?] Protestant
family [ ? ] [ ? ] in their Country
Nav. [Indust ly?] followed his [ ? ] allways [ ? ]