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Title: unknown
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileO'Hara, F.C.T/1
SenderO'Hara, F.C.T.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationdeputy minister at the
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOttawa, Ontario, Canada
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientGraham, Ogilvy
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipold acquaintances
SourceD.1754/32: Presented by J. A. Gamble, Esq., Coleraine.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.: 9503046
Partial DateDoc. Type: EMG
Doc. Typeunknown
LogDocument added by LT, 14:03:1995.
Word Count327
TranscriptDepartment of
Trade and Commerce

Office of
The Deputy Minister
OTTAWA, September 3rd., 1921.


Dear Mr. Graham,
Much water has flowed under London Bridge
since I had the pleasure of meeting you in Belfast in
1908, but the memory of my visit to the good city of
Belfast and to Larchfield remains a very happy one.
I have noticed in the press of late that your
establishment has been the centre of street fighting. I
presume you are still connected with those famous
mills. We are now awaiting with great interest the
outcome of the correspondence between Lloyd George
and de Valera. I have been wondering whether
conditions in Ireland are exaggerated in the press. Much
of the news we get comes through New York and is
doubtless doctored to please the Irish Americans in that
city. We are hoping that the troubles of Ireland will
soon be over, though, without being pessimistic, I rather
fear that peace will not come in our generation.

The object of this letter is to ask if you
would be good enough to complete a few details in the
enclosed sketch of my grandmother's family tree. You
will note the information I have is very limited. I
shall be glad if you could add the dates wherever

My mother, I am happy to say, is still in the
land of the living, enjoying excellent health; but I
suppose you seldom hear from any of the Dobbs family,
especially since the death of Aunt Meat some years ago.
She, I believe, always kept up an active correspondence
with our Irish relatives.

I have been in England twice since I saw you
in Belfast; once in 1911, and again in 1913; but my
trips were very hurried and I could not get beyond London.
I am always hoping against hope that I shall get over
there again, and if so I shall be delighted to renew our
too brief acquaintanceship of years ago.
Encl. [Enclosed?]

With kindest regards, believe me

Yours faithfully,
F. C. T. O'Hara

Oglivy Graham, Esq.,
York Street Spinning Co. Ltd.,
Belfast, Ireland.
Baron Graham
before 1451
Earl of Montrose 1505
3 March 1504
2nd Earl of Montrose _______
had 4 sons died 24 May 1571 |
3rd Earl died 1608
4 Earl died [Mar?] 1626
5 Earl b 1612 d May 1650 [ had several children, the
[created?] Marquis 1644 youngest son married
2nd Marquis died 1669 thence descended |
James 3rd Marquis died 1684 |
James 4th Marquis died 1742 [John Graham____________
[created?] duke 24 April 1707 |
2nd Duke died 1790 |
3 Duke born 1755 |
Ogilvy B. Graham
Rev. Francis W. Dobbs___1844______ Maria Graham
R. O'Hara________1868____Maria Dobbs etc
My mother
John Graham
of Scotch descent (descended from the Duke of Montrose) settled near
Magheragall Co. Derry in 1768 married 1771 Mary Eldest daughter of
Quintin Dick of the Garry near Ballymena Co. Antrim & niece of John
Campbell, a Banker of Donegall Place Belfast & Ardfechan Shankill
Co. Armagh & by her had 4 sons & 2 daughters
I John who m. 1800 his cousin Mary Dick & who d. 1806
II Quintin Dick d. aged 26
III Hugh of the R. Navy died unmarried
IV Campbell see below
I Mary m. Andrew McClean
II Elizabeth - Caird
Campbell the 4th Son married 1806 d. 1834 Helen Jemima day
of Capt. James Blair Ogilvie R.N. of Bally- Co.Antrim & by her who
d 1851. had issue
I John b. 1807 d. 1886. having 2 sons & 2 daughters
II Ogilvie Blair of Larchfield Co. Down 1819
III Campbell in Army b 1823 d unmarried.
I Margaret Jane d unmarried
II Maria m Rev Francis Dobbs who settled in Canada
III Elizabeth d unmarried
IV Dorothea d unmarried
V Dorothea d unmarried
John Graham of Scotch descent, settled in Co Derry near Magherafelt
in 1768 He married 1771 Mary, eldest daughter of Quintin Dick Esq of
the Garry, near Ballymena Co. Antrim & niece of John Campbell of
Donegall Place Belfast, Banker & Ardfechan, Shankill, & by her had 4
sons & 2 daughters.
I John m. 1800 his cousin, Mary Dick, & d. 1806.
II Quintin Dick d. aged 26
III Hugh, in the Navy. IV Campbell
I Mary, Andrew McLean Esq
II Elizabeth , Mrs Caird.
The fourth son
Campbell Graham married 1806 * died 1834 Helen Jemima dau. of James
Blair Oglivie Esq of [Ballygovan?] Co. Antrim R N & by her (who d.
1851) had issue
I John b 1807. died 1880
II Oglivie Blair. of Larchfield
III Campbell in the Army b 1823. d unm.
I Margaret Jane
II Maria m. Rev Francis Dobbs. & has issue
III Elizabeth d
IV Dorothea d.
V Dorothea d.
VI Helen Jemima d.
VII Dorothea d.
* James Blair Ogilvie was grandson of [Revd?] William Oglivie, who
was descended from the Airlie family: he came from Scotland in 1700
& m Jane, dau of Patrick Agnew, Esq of Kilwaughter Castle Co.
Antrim, by whom he had a son, William who m. Elizabeth 3rd dau. of
Major Blair of Blairmount who defended [Birless?] or [Bulcheis?]
Gate during siege of Derry 1688. He was a elder of the parish of
Blair of Ballhaycock (Co. Perth) & had a son James Blair Ogilvie
aforesaid who m. his first cousin, Margaret Shaw of Doagh & had 3
daughters Helen Jemima m. to Campbell Graham as above; Elizabeth of
Doagh (Merville near Belfast) & Dorothea m. 1st to her
[-----?] [----?] [Stafford?] Blair of Merville Co Antrim 2nd
[Major?] Rowan of Mount Davys Co. Antrim.

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