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Title: Petition to Lord Lieutenant by Isabella Bryson.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBryson, Isabella/28
SenderBryson, Isabella
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBangor, Co. Down, N.Ireland
DestinationDublin, Ireland
RecipientCharles Duke of Richmond
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 1454/3/1-12: Copied By Permission of Dr J.C.Robb Esq, M.B.E. M.D. M.C.H., 21Cambourne Pk., Belfast. #TYPE EMG Frank Robb, Australia, Also Alexander Robb, Nicola Lake, British Columbia, to the Robb Family, Dundonald and Ballysallagh, 3rd November 1805 to
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.8816077
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
Log12:10:1989 LT created 07:06:1990 IH input 07:06:19
Word Count526
His Exy [Excellency?} Charles Duke of Richmond
Lord Lieutenant General and Genl [General?]
Governor of Ireland
Dublin Castle

To his Excellency Charles Duke of Richmond Lord
Lieutenant General and General Givernor of Ireland
The Petition of Isabella Bryson of the parish of Bangor
in the county of Down
Humbly sheweth

That Petitioner's husband Andrew Bryson having
been implicated in the assosication [Association?] of United Irish men
previous to the year 1798, in the month of June in that year thought it
best to emigrate to America lest he might be induced to take any part in
the troubles of those unhappy times, particularly as he had taken the
benefit of his Majesty's Gracious Proclamation in the year 1797 by
swearing alligiance [allegiance?] to his Majesty and entering into
securities. That from that period till very lately Petr's [Petitioner's?]
husband has resided in the United states of America, never claiming the
privileges of an American Citizen, lest he should by that forfeit those
of a British subject, and Petr. [Petitioner?] has been so long deprived
of his society she being far advanced in years and bodily infirmity
rendering her incapable of undertaking a long voyage. That Petr.
[Petitioner?] being confident her husband had never borne arms against
the Legitimate Government of the Country, that his object in joining any
assosiation [association?] extended no farther than a reform in the Commons
house of Parliament,a firm conviction on the mind of your Petr [Petitioner?]
that any act her husband had committed in joining those associations had
been completely done away by his conforming to the Proclamation and by the
Act of amnesty passed in the year 1798, &c observing particularly that
system of conciliation & [Concern?] which marks your Excellency's
Government Petr [Petitioner?] took the liberty of requesting the return of
her husband whose property in this country for want of a person qualified
to superintend it, has been in a considerable degree deranged so much so
that from a comfortable competence Petr. [Petitioner?] and her five
daughters [were?] in danger of being reduced to a state of indigence.
Petr's [Petitioner's?] husband has complied with her repea[t?]ed
solicitations and thrown himself into the bosom of his family in hopes he
would be permitted to remain with them, but he unhappily has heard that he
is charged with Political delinquency and is threatened if he does not
again leave the country he will be arrested for Acts which he humbly
concieves [conceives?] could they have been substantiated his bail would
long in this been forferited Petr [Petitioner?] therefore submits her
case to your Excellency's humane consideration and throws herself on the
well known Clemoncy [Clemency?] peculiar to your Excellency's most noble
& honourable house presuming to hope that your Excellency will have the
goodness to extend your Gracious protection to Petr. [Petitioner?] & her
Husband and permit him to remain in the Country for 18 months or till the
intercourse with America as again open that he may have it in his power to
dispose of his property and remove his family with him to America -
And Yr [your?] Petr [Petitioner?]
as in duty bound will ever