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Title: Robert Chesney, Co.Antrim, to His Daughter Jane, Canada
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileChesney, Robert/175
SenderChesney, Robert
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCo. Antrim, N.Ireland
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceT3238/2: Presented by Mr H.K. Moore
ArchiveThe Public Record Office Northern Ireland
Doc. No.9501230
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLET
LogDocument added by LT, 23:01:1995.
Word Count630
TranscriptTo: David McClure,
Ching uacousy,[?]
Care of Israel Ramsom
Upper Canada.

8th June. 1834.
Dear Son and Daughter,
We take this favourable opportunity of sending you these few
lines with our well wisher, James Nicholl to let you know that we
are a all in good health at present for which we all have reason to
thank the giver of every good and prefect gift. The only particular
thing we have to relate to you is concerning your brother Robert's
death, which began to operate upon him nearly two years ago. It was
something in the way of a paralitic stroke or as Dr. Maden [Madden?] termed
water on the brain., which took away his understanding and reduced
his bodily strength to at lenght he died on the 8th of July 1833 and
was laid with his kindred dust in the burying place of Templemoyl.
[Templemoyle?] Your Mother is dead but we wrote a letter to you concerning
which took place the 20th July 1831.
Dear Jane I have to relate to you that your sister Kitty sat beside
me during the time I wrote this letter and the tears have scarcely
dried from her cheeks from I began to write this letter to I ended
it. She says if she had but one hour with you what comfort and
consolation it would give her, for she is afraid that you think a
great deal of long. She is living in Bovill's town with her husband
James Bovill and has two children and names them David and Robert.
She is very comfortably situated with a loving husband and kind
Father-in-law and mother-in-law and a Christianable neighbourhood
and her husband and she have some thoughts of going to America to
you, but would wish to be directed first by you and we likewise have
some thoughts of you and your husband coming back to the old country
again. But would be unable to advise you least any mischance might
happen again. Your sister Betty Fields has a child a few weeks ago
and names it Eliza. She is very delicate in health, your brother
George is well and living in a place he got with his wife. She has
been ailing some time back, but is getting better.It was thought she
had cholera which surprised us all very much. But thank God she has
got well again. Your sister Kitty has sent you a small present of a
handkerchief in the bundle which your sister Hanna [Hannah?] sent
you as a token of her love to you. Your brothers an [and?] families
are all well and we hope this letter will find you and your family
all our old acquaintance in the same. I would speak more largely to
you concerning the state of our country but your brother John has
sent you two letters and would let you know of these things. We had
a very short time to write this letter as Jason Nicholl was going
away. So I hope you will excuse anything amiss that is here
Your brother William wrote the former part of this letter, these are
a few lines with my own hand. You know that I am not in good health,
but have reason to be thankful that I am able to go about but do
little of any kind of work. Your brother James is not married yet.
He and me live together, and he is an [--------?] son. We have Nancy
Esler keeping house [--------?] Esler's daughter. We have two boys
living with us, Samuel Donely [Donnelly?] junior and the other boy
is of the mane [name?] of Hamill. We received two letters since you
left us. The last in Sept. 1832. We expected one this spring but got
none. No more at present but remain

Your affectionate father to death
(signed) Robert Chesney