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Title: Mary Dwyer, Independence, Iowa, to "Rev. Father", Co. Armagh.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDwyer, Mary/6
SenderDwyer, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginIndependence, Iowa, USA
DestinationCo. Armagh, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale
Relationshipunacquainted. She asks for information on some rel
SourceD889/7/1: Deposited by: Messrs Joshua Peel & Son, Solicitors, Armagh.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland.
Doc. No.1200298
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 19:12:00.
Word Count287
Buchanan Co [County?], Iowa,
United States.
April, 9th, 1901.

To the Parish Priest
Parish of Cady,
Co Armagh,

Rev. Father.
Not knowing your name
I beg to be excused in thus
addressing you an entire
stranger, which I know you
will when you read my
letter, so I will proceed at
About the year 1870
a man by the name of
Arthur Woods died here and
made a will to this effect.-
A house and three lots to his
wife, my Aunt, during her
life then it was to go to his
two sisters in your Parish
in Ireland: namely Rose
Hagarty and Agnes Duffy
In case of their death to
their heirs, share and share
alike. The rest of his property
was swindled away through
bad management at the
hands of the administrator
at that time, and is now
However, my Aunt -
his wife, died last november
And this house and three lots
worth about $250. dollars is
without an owner. This is
why I have written to you to
find out if possible any
clue to their whereabouts. As
it was my Aunts wish they
should be notified.
I spoke to an attorney
here; but he thinks it would
be too much of a trouble to
hunt up the heirs.
The place has been rented
for years, Consequently
badly run down.
If they Can not be found
it will undoubtly go for
taxes in three years
If any of them are found
I will send you the names
of a few of the lawyers here.
H. W. Holman CE Ransier
Abott Brothers Any one of which
are reliable men. Also the name
of our
Priest-Rev. Father O Dowd,
in case you or they should
wish to obtain any further
Hoping the heirs may
be found
I. await your reply.

Mary Dwyer.