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Title: Peter Doran, Ballintur, [Co Down?] to " Dear Brother"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDoran, Peter/42
SenderDoran, Peter
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBallintur, Co. Down, N.Ireland
Recipient Gendermale
SourceDocument Presented by & Copyright Retained by Sharon DoranTurnbow, 6321 Roosevelt St., Coloma M1 49038 616 849 0240.Sharon@parrett.net or info@sandcastlescottages.com
ArchiveCentre for Migration Studies
Doc. No.107160
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, Td by Tony Flanagan, 26:07:0
Word Count326
TranscriptBallintur, [Co Down?] Dec 28th 1888

Dear Brother I write
you these few lines
hoping to find you
enjoying good health
as this leaves us
all enjoying the same
Thanks be to god
I sold the pigs in the
point fair at 6 pounds
15s [shillings?] i [I?] had them in
Rostrever [Rostrevor?] i [I?] was offered
7 pounds in it and
I would not take it
i [I?] paid the rent
and bought two
young ones at 1 pound
12s [shillings?] I paid the
poorrates [Poor Rates?] and i [I?] sold
Magee and John Rourke
10 hundred of straw
at 2 shillings per
hundred i [I?] think
there will be another
load we sold no
potatoes yet
there is a sloop aloadining [loading?]
at the quay the [they?]
are giving 1s [shilling?] and 9 pence
In Newry the whites
are 1s [shilling?] and 10 and the
blues are 2s [shillings?] and 5 pence
Bridget and the
children are all
well Willy is
a good boy he is
on the altar every
Sunday Cathrine
stoped [stopped?] with Bridget
too [two?] weeks after
you left and
one of them goes
every Saterday [Saturday?] to
let her to chaple [chapel?]
Tom Murphy and
Matheu [Matthew?] Sloan is home
from cleveland [Ohio?]
a few days agow [ago?]
Joe Write [Wright?] and Cate [Kate?]
Fearon has got married
about a week after
you left Maria
Kielty died on
Sunday verry [very?] suddenly
she was got dead
in her bead [bed?] about
noon and she was
berried [buried?] on
Christmas day
i [I?] here [hear?] the fairs
around here is to be stoped [stopped?]
for a few months
on account of a desase [disease?] amongest
[amongst?] the cattle we have fine
weather we had no
snow or frost yet
Alicia Sloan is
gone back to
Liverpool She is
a little bit better
we all join in
sending our kind
love to you
No more at this time
from your loving brother
Peter Doran

remember me to William

(Transcriber's Note:-

" stopped with" means " went to live with"

Pound (£), shilling (s), and pence (d) was the
currency in use in Great Britain and Ireland
when this letter was written. It was changed
to Pound (£), and pence (p) following
decimalisation in Great Britain and Northern
Ireland in 1973.)

(Transcribed by Tony Flanagan.)