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Title: Rev. W. Stewart Donegal to Rev.G. Kirkpatrick Cullybackey
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileStewart, Rev William/30
SenderStewart, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationreverend
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginStranorlar, Co. Donegal, N.Ireland
DestinationCullybackey, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
RecipientRev. George Kirkpatrick
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipfriends, colleagues
SourceD1604/162: Presented by Rev.R.Kirkpatrick Larne
ArchivePublic Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.9407061
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 04:07:1994.
Word Count448
TranscriptTo/ Rev. George Kirkpatrick

Derry 12th Jan 1858
Ballymena 13th Jan 1858
Rev. Wm.[William?] Stewart
12th Jan 1858

Tyrcallan Stranorlan
Tuesday January 12th 1858

My Dear George
My nephew Henry William and my two nieces landed
by the Anglo Saxon at Portland I think on the 12th December
after a favourable voyage.There were some young ladies on board
who had come over with my nieces last spring. I have had several
letters from them since they reached their home, Balsarock, [G-----?]
Henry William who was twenty three on the 24th of last September ,
(the same day on which his father was sixty) was to have been
ordained by the Bishop of Toronto on the 20th, the sunday before
Christmas; but having taken Influenza, was obliged to defer it
till the next ordaination which is on the 25th of this month.
I think mentioned to you that Edward is locum temens rector in
the absence of the Rev. Arthur Palmer who is now residing in
Cheltenham for the educating of his family,& and who passed the Anglo
Saxon in the Indain at the mouth of the Mersey,so that our voyagers
were disappointed of meeting the Palmers in Liverpool.Mrs Griffith
and Helena are with us and are likely to remain for a considerable
time, as Mrs Griffith is by no means fit to travel. We expect Mr
Griffith by the Mail Van today from Glencolumbkille which is
distant 43 1/2 miles; viz, Stranorlar 1 1/2; Donegal 14; Killybegs
14; Glencolumbkille 14.
Lady Pakenham is still at Drumboe __ greatly affected in
her looks within the last year. Arthur of Langford Lodge & Col
Thomas, M.O., were with her at Drumboe for some time & her youngest
and most cherished, Charles is with her now. I like Arthur very
much indeed, in every respect. Lady Pakenham has procured a Civil
situation (not diplomatic,which I regret) for her son Edmund, who
has just joined the army in India, in the company's service,and
is serving temporarily in the 42nd Highlanders [-----?], whether
he will feel himself justified in quitting the army in this
conjuncture.We have got a young gardener from Langford Lodge;
Nasby Chase by name, whom we like very much. He will save Mrs Stewart
from the temptation of gardening in pospira persona,which is
very bad for her.Liston and Leech are still with us as a garden of nine Irish acres affords abundant work for two.I regret the tremendous [-------] in the trees in my garden,though it gives me much more meadow ground.
Gairdner, the Scotch contractor, gives full value for ash and beech,
as well as for larch; so down they came. The great Steam saw Mill
is constantly at work. Solitudinem faciunt (not paean but) lucrum
Mrs Stewart desires to be affectionately remembered to you and
to Mrs. Kirkpatrick.
Yours very sincerely
William Stewart.