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Letter from J W Kernohan to JST Aug 24 1920 Dear Mr Torrens I have your letter asking if there is likely to be much additional information to glean. I fear we have almost exhausted the public records - - except the Bills that we were searching. We got to 1730 and among these was the Sergeant Hugh document, but there are many years yet to do. There are also Chancery Bills which we did not touch. There are only two names in the searches now and I have not asked searcher to continue till I learn your mind. It will cost more on that account. I have made a discovery of two Torrens tombstones in an old graveyard on the side of the River Bann opposite to the Torrens country. Following a clue given me I had a friend who says there are at least two stones of the early date of1720 or so. But it is difficult to have a place like this property searched unless one does it oneself. I am trying to get there myself soon. It is not near a railway. I think these stones should be photographed. I doubt if there is as much money in hand as will do Exchequer Bills and the trip to the graveyard, but it would be well to run through the rest of the bills from 1730 to 1800. To search the Chancery Bill list would probably be as large a thing as the excheq. bills. Please let me know your mind. I note that you desire to go to press by January, but we can arrange to get all before then. I got two monumental inscr. from from Aghadowey Churchyard, where I would have expected more. They are rather late. Believe me. Yours faithfully (signed) J W Kernohan It is quite a catch to have early stones, such as I reported above, they are so uncommon. There is an abstract that I was waiting on, but the Dublin man has not yet sent it. Will go with next.
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