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Title: Sadie Wright, Ontario, to Mr J. G. Perry, Armagh, Ireland
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWright, Sadie/17
SenderWright, Sadie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOntario, Canada
DestinationArmagh, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland
RecipientPerry, J.G.
Recipient Gendermale
RelationshipMs Wright writes about her late father's
SourceD 889/7/1: Deposited by Messrs. Joshua Peel & Son, Solicitors, Armagh
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, N. Ireland
Doc. No.9909034
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 27:08:99.
Word Count658
TranscriptFowlers Corners, Ant.

Apr. 30. 1899

Mr J. E. Perry

Dear Sir, - Thro [through?] the recommendation
of Mr Jno [John?] McLellan of Armagh I write
to you regarding some family
affairs of which I shall relate.
I am a grand daughter
of Mr Samuel Wright who
emigrated to Canada from
Armagh in 1832 and who
was a son of McNeil Wright
and grandson of Samuel
Wright. My father's name
was Gordon McNeil Wright
who died Nov. 10; 1898.
McNeil Wright had a
brother Captain Michael
Wright who never married.
It is of their property I
would speak. -
McNeil Wright had a farm
containing about 100 acres in
the townland of Enawary
also he owned the townland
of Bellard.
Margaret sister of McNeil
owned the townland of Lislea.
Capt. Wright owned a property
near Bessbrook and it is
now owned by a Counselor [Councillor?]
Harris who got by will from
his Uncle Wm. [William?] Edmund
Green, who got by purchase
from Mr. J. G. Richardson,
who got it from the executors
of the Late Jno. [John?] G. White J.P.
who died in 1864 & who was
nephew of Capt. Wright.
On Mr White's death word
was sent my grandfather
Mr Samuel Wright to send over
the power of attorney but my
grandfather died shortly after in
1866 and it was never done;
his family until recently
being ignorant of the fact.
The property formerly owned
by McNeil and Margaret
Wright is now owned by
Mr James Richardson son
of the late Mr J. G. Richardson
it is believed that
McNeil Wright made a
will but of its contents
we are ignorant. Mrs
White (widower) who lives near
Bessbrook and who is a
grandniece of the late Capt.
Wright says - his wife, whose
maiden name was
Bettie McNeill, sold it in
bits and spent it on
herself and family by
what right she did this
we do not know, her husband
died young.
My grandfather, on the
death of McNeill and Capt.
Wright was the only male
left by the name of Wright
and was supposed to
have been the heir; but
unfortunately he married
about 1830 Mary Gordon
who was considered very
much beneath him and
therefore wounded the family
pride and on account of
this he emigrated in
1832 to Canada where he
was forced to live in very
different circumstances
and possibly his pride
prevented him from
sending the power of
Attorney when requested
to do so on the death
of Jno. [John?] G. White.
Now I would like to
know why the executors
sold the estate of the late
Jno. [John?] G. White when they
knew that Samuel Wright though
dead had heirs; and
when they did sell it
what did they do with
the money and also the
money accruing from
the sale of the property of
Margaret Wright.
The money must be
somewhere and part of
it must belong to the
heirs of the late Samuel
Wright this is what I
want you to find out
and if it can be got
as I am sure it can
with a little trouble
you will take whatever are
your expenses out of it.
There are a great many
intermarriages, McNeill
Wright's wife was a McNeill &
her mother's name was
Gordon; Mrs McNeill's W's
[wife's?] sister married a
Relton and another sister married
a McNeill a relative of her
own, the J. Reltons and Gordons
and McNeills are Co Louth
friends. Sir Jno. [John?] McNeill
is also some friend. He was
the engineer who constructed
the Great Northern Railway.
Mrs [Nicholas?] White
(widow) of whom I spoke &
whose maiden name was
Fletcher is the only relative
I know and I learned of
her from the Rev. Thos.
[Thomas?] Cromie Bessbrook.
It is from Mrs White
I received what information
I know, and I refer you to
her for any information else
you may require.
Kindly let me hear
from you at your earliest
possible convenience
I remain
your sincerely
Sadie Wright
Fowlers Cor's [Corner's?]