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Title: Messrs Wallace and Co, Downpatrick, to F.W.E. Savage.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWallace, J/105
SenderWallace, J.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender OccupationWallace & Co.
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDownpatrick, Co. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientSavage, F.W.E.
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 618/258: Presented by Major R. Savage-Armstrong, J.P., Strangford House, Strangford, Co. Down.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9808583
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 28:08:98.
Word Count429

Copy letter from Messrs Wallace & Co, Downpatrick, to F.W.E.

20 November, 1890

Dear Sir,
Ardkeen Estate
We are in receipt of your letter of [the?] 18
We did not write to the Army & Navy Club any letter
to you but we are only too glad to give you all the
information that we can at present [respecting?]
the above estate, & we quite enter into your
feeling about it as are the descendants of the Savage
When we found it necessary to sell this
estate, we found the tenancies & many other matters
connected with it in a state of great
confusion, & after a great deal of difficulty and
enquiry we have brought it now into [-------?]
like order & have a Receiver appointed over
it under the direction of the Court.
The title was exceedingly [troublesome?]
and the surveys were fully as much so. We think
we have now mastered the former & very nearly
so the latter, but it will be many months before
the estate is offered to the public for sale, &
we [question?] very much if the condition of the
property is such as that a private offer would be
entertained. This we shall know in the
course of a short time, & we will [---?] [--?] too
glad to communicate the result to you.
You ask how the tenants buy leases. They
have [not?] got leases, but the greater portion
have had judicial rents fixed, & the rents
have of course been lowered [thereby?]. The
next rent [roll?] of ten estate is about
œ3000, and the acreage about 3500
acres. These two latter we do not [----?]
for accuracy, but it is all we can give
you at present.
There is considerable difference amongst
the tenantry on the different portions of the
estate. On some [points?] they are struggling,
on other [points?] they are a fair sample
of tenants, so much so that it has been
said a portion of them would be able to
buy their holdings. There is not a map that
we could spare you, but there is one map
made a considerable ago (1885) which
shows the estate at a glance. Now a
tracing of this map would cost you about
œ2-2-0. The notices which have to be
seved on the tenants will have a map
annexed. [Ours?] we expect will be ready
in the course of three or four weeks, & one
of these can be sent to you.
[-------?], as soon as the rentals are
ready we will take care & send you
one addressing it, we presume, to
[L?] [-?] [lent?], [Cornwall?]
Yours faithfully
J [s?] Wallace

Wm [William?] [N?] Wallace

F.W.E. Savage Esq.

[L?] [-?] [lent?]