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Thomas Dalzell

Birthplace: Dundonald, Castlereagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: United States
Immediate Family:

Son of David Dalzell and Mary Dalzell
Husband of Martha Dalzell
Father of Robert Dalzell; John Dalzell and David Dalzell
Brother of Latitia Chambers; Sarah Lindsay; John Dalzell; Thompson Dalzell; James Dalzell and 2 others
Half brother of Robert Dalzell; William Dalzell; Jane Grainger and Alexander Dalzell

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About Thomas Dalzell

TITHE APPLOTMENTS 1834: John and Thomas DALZELL (brothers) jointly leased 25 acres of agricultural land in Carrowreagh.

Thomas and Martha went to America. Letters between Thomas and Thompson exist.

   Correspondence – Dalzell, Thomas
   Thomas Chambers Mss Collection No.13. T57.
   Washington State Historical Society
   315 No. Stadium Way
   Tacoma, WA 98403
   Newtownards March 26 1851
   Dear Sister I received your letter on the 6. I was glad to hear you were all in good health as we are at present thank God. I have been living in Newton these ten years. Letty McCully by marriage (?) ??? he bought Ballyregan from me for 150 pounds and twenty pounds a year of proffit [sic] rent to me. Margret got married twelve years ago he was the name of Montgomery of Carrick. He did not behave well and she left him awhile. I got them set up in Carrick [Carrickfergus?]. She is nine years dead and the child. John and Thompson are both well and the[y] are both married the second time. Tom's wife [??] has seven children and one to the first wife [farming?] with David Grainger. John has three living to the first wife I think this last woman will have none. He got his leg broke in the beginning of harvest was three years ago it is well as ever. Sully [?] and family is well a daughter married to …. Grainger. Margret is out of their place and about (near as the on time/) They were all well the last time we heard from them and one of her daughters married since they went there. Alexander is dead two years ago. Mary and family is well and doing well. Send word if you know anything of David, (if he bees living?) Ballyregan a cousin of Thompson's he left it to him by the name of Thompson but I think he had no will made we done everything in our power to claim it but all was in vain. I received your last letter you wrote but it was lost and I …......... write for ….... ….. I have three houses in Newtown and three acres of land. Two of them …. pays the rent of all Thomas. Mother and Father they were both dead when I received your first letter there was about two months betwixt their deaths. James was beat (?) out of Greengraves and the first wife is dead. He is got married to a woman below Newtownards that had a farm of land and I think he is doing well. Samuel Moore (?) has your mother's place. Robert Grainger and family is well and the third wife dead. John Guning and family well. Mr Findlay and wife both dead. Hans Sinclair (?) Dead. James Cooper and John both Dead. …. Died in ….... Your aunt (?) Burnside is Dead about two months ago. Mary Dougherty's Edward is Dead about half a year ago she is doing well. Bess is very poorley in health and her daughter is Dead. Lettey and her man …...... Bought old Jamey Ballintine November was a year ago and flitted(?) to it the[y] are threatening to give mine back to me. John Ballantine and family is to America. Only two daughters married in this countrey. Robert Anderson lost his life in falling in the dark in Belfast . William Austin was bea.... (south?) of Carrowreagh and he is making a fortune in Belfast. John Kyle is doing well the old[est?] son Thomas went to Call.... three of his daughters married. Hamilton Mitchell had great trouble in his family the[y] had mostly all the fever and two of them Died the[y] were upwards of twenty years of age. This Countrey is greatley to the Bad. Potatoes this good many years goes to the Bad about August the stalks and the potatoes in the course of three or four days and there is no one can tell the reason for it. They are six pence a stone at present but about setting time they are one shilling per stone. Wheat seven shillings per hundred meal ten shillings. Corn(?) five [shillings] and three pence. Send particular word what sort of land you occupy if it lies level and what you think it will cost you by the acre. John has a great mind to remove to it yet. John Montgomery made two attempts to slit his throat and had near finished himself since Margaret's Death and his Father and Mother sent him to America and he [en]listed and was shot in the Mexico Battle. Send word if your sons knows any thing about an irish that wrought in the mines of the name of Kilpa[trick]. Send word if your sons knows anything about Thos Kyle how he is Doing in the mines. John C........ is Dead. Robert is put out of Unicarvel held a hundred acres at a penny an acre he is living … Newtownards and his sister with him - [Next line indecipherable] .. or otherwise Miss O'Neill is living happy in thi town but widow. Martha was very Bad with [rheumatic pains?] in her legs a length of time she is quite well again and joins in love to Thomas and you and all the family. John's first wife went astray in her mind before she died. When you write Direct to Newtownards East Street No more but remains your affectionate Brother Thomas Dalzell Your last letter came in three months. I took it up to John's and Thompson's the next day and Thompson wrote to you before this was wrote and wish you may receive some of them. Let us remember the one thing needful we are getting up in years.
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Dundonald, Castlereagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Age 12
Dundonald, Castlereagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Age 14
Dundonald, Castlereagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Dundonald, Castlereagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
United States