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Title: James Craig, Lisburn to Mary Craig, Holywood.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCraig, James/50
SenderCraig, James
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLisburn, Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
DestinationHolywood, Co. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientCraig, Mary
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT 1475/3/2: Copied by Permission of Miss A. McKisack, 9 Mount Pleasant, Belfast.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9404121
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 20:04:1994.
Word Count184
Transcript[August 25th, 1805?]

Dear Mary,
I hear that you fell asleep in the Chaise and
bruised the gooseberries. Ours are near done. I
suppose you are quite spoiled riding in Lord Londonderry's
coach. I think if Mrs Musgrave heard it she would keep
it up. She was out here tother [the other?] day and never once asked for
either of you till my mother spoke of you. She took care
to give her no room to remark. In my opinion when people
have nothing to talk about but their neighbours they should
hold their tongue. Your [you?] were in great luch [luck?] to get both to
the play and the [?]. It may be something to talk
about when you are an old woman. I was at Hillhall with
my mo [mother?]. Then last night the old cock pigeon has brought
home the prettiest wife you ever saw. She is all white
with one brown feather on her back. The masons will be
out here tomorrow to build the cave house and put a new
gate on the yard.
I am yours,
J. [James?] Craig.
(Aged 12)

Miss Craig,
Hollywood [Holywood?]