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Title: Auty Staint[on?], London, to Mrs Duffin, Belfast.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileStaint, Auty/79
SenderStaint, Auty
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginLondon, England
DestinationBelfast, N.Ireland
RecipientMiss Duffin
Recipient Genderfemale
Relationshippenfriends (letter about ancestry)
SourceT 116/5: Obtained from Miss Duffin, Summerhill, Stranmillis, Belfast. #TYPE LET Auty Staint[on?], 21 Victoria Square, London S.W.1, to Mrs Duffin, Belfast: Genealogical References. 20th November,[?].
ArchivePublic Record Office, Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9005200
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
Log22:05:1990 JMR created 02:11:1990 CD input 05:11:1
Word Count332
TranscriptTo:- Miss Duffin
21 Victoria Square
Victoria 0293.

Nov 20

Dear Miss Duffin,
It is now
over a month since you very
kindly wrote to me & I owe
you a big apology.
We have been most
interested in what you told us
& it clears up a lot of
odd references in such papers as
we have.
It seems almost certain
that one of the brothers of M[rs?]
Baites and Robert Grimshaw
had a daughter Elizabeth who
married her cousin the son
of the William Murphy of
I enclose a photograph of
[Adam?] Duffin & his wife
[Maria?] and the pedigree of the
I gather that up to
the 1880s there were Osbornes
of the same family as the one
mentioned as marrying Conway
[Bliz?] and Grimshaw in the pedigree,
& [?] the diary of my
great grand mother about 1860-1870
(who married the son of Mrs
Baites and was herself (& [?])
first Elizabeth Grimshaw) talks a
lot of an Annie Stewart who
seems to be mentioned in this
pedigree at the right hand
I hope one day to come
over at Belfast & ask for
your kind offices [?] to
introduce me to M[?]
It sounds as though the
Murphys and a family called
[Cullimore?] (perhaps William
Murphy's mother was a [Cullimore?])
were Quakers and it sounds
as though the Grimshaws might
have been Quakers too.
There seems to be
no trace of any surviving
Murphys in Belfast.
My aunt was
most interested in your
letter & thanks you as
much as I do
I see you put Marianne Grimshaw
(who became Mrs [?]es & then Mrs
Murphy was 1781-1854 and I see
Nicholas was born in 1714. I
have an idea that the Nicholas
Grimshaw who founded the cotton
factory in Belfast brought over
from Lancashire his father
called Nicholas & perhaps the
Nicholas who was 67 in 1781
was Marianne's grandfather & not
her father.
It is all most
interesting. Please forgive
me if you can for my
Y[ours truly?]
Auty Staint[on?]