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Title: Tenant Petition of John Devlin to William Steuart Trench,
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDevlin, John/18
SenderDevlin, John
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer, shoemaker
Sender Religionunknown
RecipientTrench, William Steuart
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 3531/P/Box 2: Deposited by Major J. E. Shirley. #TYPE LET Shirley Papers: Tenant Petition of John Devlin to William Steuart Trench, [Location?], 21 February 1844, [Shirley Estate?], [Farney?], [County Monaghan?].
ArchivePublic Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9005008
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
Log08:05:1990 NHL created 25:06:1991 OT input 02:07:1
Word Count164
TranscriptTo William Steuart Trench Esqr [Esquire?] &c. &c.

The Petition of John Devlin, formerly of Lisnagevragh. [Lisnaguiueragh?]

Humbly Sheweth
That your Petitioner has hitherto
endeavoured to merit an honest industrious Character,
He rented a small farm here, and became so much
embarrassed, that he was served with an Ejectment
Process, and was in consequence, obliged to sell his
interest therein, for a mere trifle more than the Rent
then due on it. He is by Trade a Brogue-maker, [shoemaker?] and
reared a numerous family, which are now dispersed thro' [through?]
the world, and himself one of the most desolate
beings in existence, without any means of amelioration
He has One Daughter in America, on whom he could
depend for comfort in his old age, but having no means
of Conveying himself to where She lives there, He has
been advised to submit his case to your kind consideration
and implore your Honor [Honour?] to assist him to reach to his
Daughter, where his last moments would be employed
in praying for your long life and prosperity.
And he will ever pray.
John Devlin

Feby [February?] 21st 1844

John Devlin
of Lis[negiverah?] [Lisnaguiueragh?]
March 23/44 [1844?]