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Title: J.G. Cupples, Boston, to Miss Cupples, Loughbrickland
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCupples, J. G/90
SenderCupples, J.G.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBoston, Mass., USA
DestinationLoughbrickland, Co. Down, N.Ireland
RecipientMiss Cupples
Recipient Genderfemale
Relationshipmight be loosely related
SourceT 1476: Copied by Permission of Mrs. H.M. Gilmore, Belfast
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9507152
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 24:07:1995.
Word Count445
TranscriptLongwood, Boston, Massachusetts,

February 15, 1899.

Dear Madam,

I am putting together stray
matter concerning my surname, a somewhat
scarce name which you enjoy as well as myself.
A knowledge of you came to me through
writing to Mr Alexr [Alexander?] Cupples of Chicago when
in 1896 attracted by seeing his name printed in
the Directory of that city.
May I ask if you would kindly send me
some kind of pedigree of your immediate ancestry,
i.e., a simple one wich would not put
you to trouble, embracing as far as possible
dates of births & deaths with occupations?
I have no knowledge of any of your Brickloughland
[Loughbrickland ?] Cupples beyond your uncle, Mr James
Cupples, and the above Mr Alexr [Alexander?] Cupples's
allusion to the fact that your father was Mr Willian Cupples.
The most widely known Cupples in America
is Mr Samuel Cupples of St. Louis who once
told me of his parents having come from Brickloughland
[Loughbrickland?], and that its old parish church,
wherein they were married, has an ancient burying ground
where lie many of our name. Could you put me
in the way of getting a list of inscriptions
found today on the stones belonging to the name,
especially the ancient ones? I presume such
a church, like the old ones here, would have
an index revealing the names of those buried
within its precincts.
My Ulster list of the surname so far gathered
by me contains only these past names:-
Rev. [Reverend?] Saml [Samuel?] Cupples, 1740-1835, Rector
of Lisburn Cathedral.
Reverend Edward Cupples, son of above, 1785-1853, Rector
General, Diocese of Down.
Reverend Thomas Cupples, brother of above, 1788-1853, Rector
of Ballyrashine [Ballyrashane?].
Dr. Thomas Cupples of Newry, died 1801, brother of
above Rev. [Reverend?] S. Cuppes
Lieut. [Lieutenant?] Wm. [William?] Cupples, 1784-1833, son
of above.
Dr. Chs. [Charles?] Cupples, 1786- of Lisburn.

This branch are from Mullahead where it
touches some 200 or more years ago with the
original Cuppleses of Lancashire, long seated at
Ogual Hall in the village of Coppul.
My branch, Scottish, comes down from a Rev. [Reverend?]
Wm. [William?] Cupples of Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, born in
Ulster in 1688. This line once of goodly number
has no other representative than myself, my uncle
George Cupples of Edinburgh, the novelist, having died
issueless in 1891. The Mullahead branch is extinct
but represented by a Miss Corken of Ingram, Lisburn,
an aged lady, granddaughter of Rev. Samuel Cupples.
Any traditions that may be in your possession
respecting the name I should be very glad to secure
& in return will gladly send you some of mine.
I hope you will give me the pleasure of hearing from

Yours very truly