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Title: Lilly Lyle, Knockanboy, Co Antrim to Mrs Hilton, Garvagh.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filelyle, lilly/140
SenderLyle, Lilly
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginKnockanboy, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
DestinationGarvagh, Co. Coleraine, N.Ireland
RecipientMrs Hilton
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceD 1226/6: Presented by Mr Benson, Garvagh, Co Londonderry. #TYPE LET Lilly Lyle, Knockanboy, Co Antrim to Mrs Hilton, Garvagh, Co Derry: 21 April 1816.
ArchivePublic Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.8911044
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
Log13:11:1989 LT created 15:01:1990 CMCN input 16:01:
Word Count242
TranscriptMrs Hilton

Dear sister knockanboy april 21st
i did not intend writing to you again until [until?]
i had heard from you by your own hand
but James Crawford sent me word that he
was going to see his sons family and that he
would call with you with any message i wod [would?]
send i did not know that it was necessary
for people when the [they?] were maried [married?] to drop
all afection [affection?] for their friends if i had i would
been the less surprised at your conduct since
you crossed the water the situation you
left me in and the sickness of my children
afterwards made me suppose you would be
anxious to hear from me indeed i think
you have begun the world in a way
that there is no great fear but it will last
with you
perhaps you may hire a servant girl
at may [May?] indeed i think it a little odd that
you had not one of some sort but you
know best what suits if so i hope you
and him will spare a few days to come and
see us this place is full of news at present
but i am not in a mood for detailing them
thus i send his compliments to william
and you and hopes you will let us see you
both here as soon as the labour is over
i add no more but remains your afect [affectionate?] sister
Lilly Lyle