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Title: William M. White, Goderich to Eleanor McIlwrath, Newtownards.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWhite, William M/3
SenderWhite, William M.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmagistrate
Sender Religionunknown
OriginGoderich, Ontario, Canada
DestinationNewtownards, Co. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientMcIlwrath, Eleanor
Recipient Genderfemale
Relationshipher daughter is Jane White, who kept a
SourceD 1195/3/26: Presented by J. W. Russell & Co., Solicitors, 4 High Street, Newtownards, County Down.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9403056
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 09:03:1994.
Word Count396
TranscriptTo: Eleanor McIlwrath [nee Wallace?]
[County Down?]

From: William M. White
February 5 1867

Goderich 5th February 1867

My esteemed friend Mrs McIlwrath
With heartfelt sorrow I beg
leave to mention that we have lost our beloved daughter Jane
after a long illness she departed this life upon the 23rd
January 1867 about one o'clock P.M. consumption she was then
aged thirty six years two months and twenty six days she died
with her head resting upon my breast, she was frequently
speaking of you and requested me to send her last Love to dear
Mrs McIlwrath, although we expected her death long since,
still it came sudden at last, a man called upon me requiring
me to exercise my jurisdiction as a magistrate by granting him
a warrant against another party, having heard his statement
and found sufficient cause I granted the warrant, during the
time I was writing the weather being cold she was placed near
the stove in the dining Room and all the time I was writing
she was keeping up a conversation with the man upon different
matters, the man was a merchant living up in the next street
just as the man closed the Hall Door going out she said to me,
pa dear I want to rise for a little, she then went by herself
into a small Bedroom off the Dining Room she had not been in
the Bedroom more than half a minute when she gave a groan
followed by one more loud I jumped in and just caught her in
the act of falling she only breathed twice when all was over
the young man had not arrived at his own door before she was
with her saviour, My dear wife is as well as can be expected
her health is good but for a long time she could not get a
sufficient quantity of sleep owing to the noise that poor Jane
made whilst she was sleep have the kindness to let Mr
Milliken know and Miss [Lana?] White if you will do my
dear wife and myself the Honor of dropping us a few lines we
will feel thankful hope it will not be too much to request you
to let us know as to the health of Revd [Reverend?] [Hugh?]
[stained] John McKitterick Esq., Thomas Rogers Esq., John
Taylor Esq., not forgetting your own dear self and Husband &
My Dear Wife joins in [stained] respects to yourself & Husband

Mrs McIlwrath William M. White J.P. [Justice of the Peace?]
High Street Goderich
Newtownards C.[N?] [Canada?]