|Title:||[K Shields?], to [V Shields?], Re: Wills of C & J Shields.|
|Collection||Irish Emigration Database|
|Source||T 2237/8: Copied by Permission of Miss N.M. Shields, 57 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2. #TYPE LET Letter From Kevin Shields, [?], 23 August 1863, to Vincent Shields, [?], Re: Wills of Charles and James Shields.|
|Archive||Public Record Office Northern Ireland.|
|Log||14:03:1990 JM created 25:09:1990 JF input 29:09:19|
|Transcript||My dear Vincent, 23. 8. 63 [1863?]|
In going thro' [through?] my papers here preparatory to my exit on
21st September next I came across the enclosed interesting family
documents i.e. (1) Will of Charles Sheals [Shields?] (the General's father,
presumably) dated 22nd Jan, [January?] 1810 & (2) Copy Will of James Shields of South Carolina dated 10th Dec, [December?] 1827
They were given to me to keep by my Father shortly before his death.
I think you are the proper person to keep them in your
"archives" and so enclose them herewith. Cleaning out presses & drawers is an awful business after the accumulation of 40 years.
A very distant American relative called on me lately, one John H.
Danton whos [whose?] mother was a Shields, a neic [niece?] of Litt[?]
Shields & who, he informed me, solemnly & formaly [formally?] renounced the
"Romish superstition" in middle life!
Hoping Dinah, the family & yourself
are all well & flourishing