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James and Rachel Gracey

James Gracey, Born on the 12th July,
Rachel Davidson, Born on the 3rd August 1866
William John Gracey, Born on the 16th January 1888
Samuel Davidson Gracey, Born on the 29th May 1889
James Gracey, Born on the 26th January 1891
Maggie McKaig Gracey, Born on the 11th December 1894
Elizabeth Davidson Gracey, Born on the 11th December 1894
Robert A. Matthews Gracey, Born on the 4th June 1899

James Gracey, Married on the 9th July 1886
Rachel Gracey, Married on the 9th July 1886
Robert A. Matthews Gracey & Harriet Gracey Married 4/6/1928

Church of Ireland Temperance Society Member's Card
Castlewellan Branch  J. D. Kidd, Hon. Sec.
Address, Rectory Castlewellan
Name James Gracey In presence of J. D. Kidd
Date, May 5th 1909


Diocese of Dunmore, Parish of Castlewellan
Robert Andrew Matthews Gracey
Confirmed at St. John's Church, Newcastle
on June 2nd, 1913


Scott Letters

9th October 1902 from St. Nicholas Terrace, 30 Newport, Lincoln
My dearest Kathleen, We were so very sorry to hear your bad news, poor Mrs. Scott must be very ill indeed. We do hope you will keep well whatever happens. Please give our love to her & say how sorry we were to hear she was ill. Auntie meant to write you herself this week, but this morning received an invitation from Mrs. Appleby to go & stay with them for next week. There is to be a missionary Exhibition at Newark next week & Mrs. Appleby is having a lady who works in the Zenanas, to stay with her, Mabel & Lewis are also helping at the Exhibition so altogether it will be very lively & I'm sure Auntie will enjoy it. She will go on Saturday afternoon (D.V.) & is anticipating a probably stay of a fortnight. Mrs. Appleby asked her to go for the Exhibition week, but a week at Newark generally means a fortnight you know, & it is two years since Auntie spent as much as a day at Mrs. Appleby, Mary went back on Tuesday. She is looking very well now. She says they may stay only a week at Bournemouth (Mrs. Bethell went there on Tuesday) or they may Winter there. The day we all left poor old Gert, her servant went home ill, & there's no prospect of having her back at present. Since then they have all had bad colds & been quite poorly. I was to have gone there on Saturday for the day but not unless all the colds were better, however if they are all right Auntie says I may go & stay all the time she is away if Gert would like. I expect a reply from the latter tomorrow so will keep this letter & tell you what is to do. Gert had all their winter things to make so will most likely be glad to have me. We do hope Oswald & Katie are well. Please give our love to all friends & relations. Auntie sent Mrs. Costello a packet to Wellington Park, thinking she would doubtless have returned home. Fanny & Norah look so well now. They send their love to you. So did Miss Hyett & Mrs. Hemsby/Hemsley when last I saw them. We had the Harvest Festival last night with Mr. Carver to preach. Auntie bundled a shawl over her & went (7-0 p.m.) & is no worse for it. She is hoping sometimes to go to the Sunday evening service when it is a nice night, as the gas does not smell like it used to do. She is really wonderfully well. Mrs. Clarke (Mrs. A. Bishop's sister) says she looks younger than when last she saw her, at least ten years ago. Last week we had Mrs. Appleby for the day on Wed: & Mrs. A. Bishop, Mr. & Mrs. Clarke on Friday & a sea-fight Misses Bellamy, Clark & Co. on Saturday so had quite a week. You will see by the magazine there is plenty to do in the parish this Winter. I am to help with the Girls' Club on Thursday evenings. Turner's Building is only down a passage just across the road, so its not far away. It was quite pleasant going over the district on our return, everyone seemed so pleased to have us back, & Auntie was able to go over one half (her old one) herself & see all her old friends. The church really looked very pretty last night. The prevailing colours for the pulpit & chancel were mauve, green & white. I was at church nearly all the day Friday. Auntie has had another letter from Mrs. Appleby, & is to go there on Monday afternoon (D.V.) As Alice can manage very well for Auntie, I am to go tomorrow afternoon as arranged, to Gert. We had a letter from Will this morning saying the children were better & he & Gert nearly so. Auntie sends much love to you & will try & write from Newark, but if not, as soon as possible on her return. Mrs. Rice's C. M.S. Sale is to be before Christmas so there's heaps to do yet. The long room was in a dreadful mess. We have got the plaster & dust out of it, but it is not really dry yet so is not to be occupied for the present. Much love dear, trusting our heavenly Father will be with you in all this anxious time. Your loving old Mil.

9th October 1902  - Burkwood? Avenue Bushwood? - My dear Oswald, I received the telegram you forwarded to me conveying the sad news of the death of your poor dear Mother and my beloved sister Louisa. It is a sad blow to each and all of us. Your letter which I received on the 8th commenting on her severe illness and no hope of her recovery has to soon proved true. The poor thing bore up althrough the same hard will indeed. Accept these hurried few lines, I expect to hear from you as to the Funeral arrangements. Hoping you & Kathleen etc. are keeping well. Your ? Uncle William

10th October - The Hayes House, Lye, Nr. Stourbridge - Dearest Kathleen, I was indeed sorry to hear that dear Louisa was really gone, somehow I never thought of her as being seriously ill, only very delicate. I am sure it was a great comfort to you that she passed away without pain. Katie will miss her very much indeed you all will for time to come - I have always had some leaning toward elderly people - younger people cannot understand them until they themselves are old. Thanks so much for writing to me - I should have written at once but I had a boys birthday on hands. Oswald will feel lonely now thinking of the days when he was a little fellow, so you will have to be doubly good to him. I often think if your own dear Mother was alive how proud she would be of you and her grandchild. I shall write to you some other time, though indeed I have little to say. Your affectionate Cousin Emily

10th October 1902 - 53 Heytesbury Street - My very dear Kathleen, We are with you ? Oswald in your great sorrow and sympathize Lovingly with both your letter this morning was a great shock and grief. I cannot realize it, Surely it must have been sudden our dear letter soon Her Heavenly Father has taken to join Mary loved ones and ? ? ? Saviour for ????? may the God of all Comfort you both. Is there any thing we could do for you dear Kathleen. From Arabella and Margaret in deep and loving sympathy, Margaret

10th October 1902 - St. Nicholas Terrace, 30 Newport or Park - Your letter my dear has come as a great shock to me, although in your last you said dear Grandma was ill in bed again. I could not realise she was so near going home. I am sure it is a terrible shock to Oswald. I can't write lines so to give my kind love and say how deeply I feel for ?, & I will write when I feel more equal to it. I twill be a great blank for you after all these months of nursing but we must be thankful that the end was painless & peaceful. It would be wrong to wish the dear one back again. She is at rest and we could not wish it otherwise knowing what she was passed through. I can't write any more dear tonight but shall in a few days. Am sending you a pair of gloves & hope they will fit, much love to you all and very much sympathy from Your loving Auntie I. H. Hislop? P.S. I had a letter yesterday from Mrs. Appleby asking me to go there on a visit, hope to go on Monday (D.V.)

10th October 1902 - Ollar Lodge, Ballyclare - My dear Mrs. Scott, I see from today's paper that your Mother has entered into her rest. Accept my sympathy in your bereavement, I trust she was not a great sufferer. It is so long since I saw her. I hope you, Mr. Scott & Katie are well. I was sorry not to get over to your sale of work, but I have been away from home so much this year. I hope to call & see you one day when I am in Larne. With kindest regards to Mr. Scott & yourself & loving sympathy, Believe me, Very sincerely yours A. N. G. Beggs

10th October 1902 - 7 Windsor Gardens, Malone Road, Belfast - My Dear Mrs. Scott, Mother asks me to write & thank you for your letter which arrived last evg. & to tell you how sorry we all were to hear the sad news it contained. I need hardly say you have all our sincere sympathy. We hope that Mrs. Scott is bearing up under this great trial. Mother hopes to see you personally very soon. With our united love. Yours affectionately Massie McVeigh?

10th October 1902 - Main Street - Dear Mr. & Mrs. Scott, We are thinking of you, and simpathizing with you all the time. May the Great Comforter be with you and speak Peace and Love to your hearts. Yours very Sincerely L. and M. O'Donovan

11th October - 20 Wilton? terrace, The Plains - With kindest sympathy to Mr. & Mrs. Scott on the death of their dear Mother, from M. & J. Johnston.

11th October 1902 - 7 Avoca Terrace, St. Peter's Road, Cabra, Dublin - Dearest Mrs. Oswald, I have only just heard this minute that dear Mrs. Scott has passed away. It has given me such a shock that I can hardly write to you. I was looking forward so much to seeing her again, & I can't realize that I won't. I am sure you are in great trouble, so I am only writing you a line to self & all & Mr. Scott that you have my deepest sympathy, you know I loved her ?, & I feel that all of my greatest friends be gone. I am going down to Omagh, perhaps when you have time you will write me a line, the address will be c/o Mrs. I. Wilson, 13 Campsie Road, Omagh, Co. Tyrone. I am slow? now. With much love & heartfelt sympathy. ? affectionately Chassie Nibb???

11th October 1902 - Howth View, Dalkey, Co. Dublin - My dear Mrs. Scott, I was so sorry to see in yesterday's paper the death of Mr. Scott's Mother. I hope she did not suffer much at the last, you will require a good rest now, as you have had a great deal of nursing. I was very sorry I did not see you before we left Larne, but I thought you were away from home the week we left, I have been here since a few days after we came home as there were painters in University Square and Mr. Coates said I would be better away. Will you give my kindest regards to Mr. Scott and tell him I sincerely sympathise with him in his trial. With love to yourself and Katie. Believe me, yours very truly E. Emily Coates

11th October 1902 - 2 Riverview Terrace, Banbridge - My dear Oswald, We read just now in the paper with sorrow and sympathy for you & Kathleen of the death of Cousin Louisa, your letter earlier in the week prepared us for the end. For her one can only feel gladness, as for one of the saints of God, fallen asleep in Jesus; one who has left the world better for her having been in it. There are people here who even still remember her gratefully. Tho' I saw so very little of her, I can never forget the feeling of benediction & sweetness & purity her words & presence seemed to shed. You especially & Kathleen & little Katie will miss her terribly & I need not tell you how Ethel & I sympathize feel for you. Tho' in such a grief as this each heart alone knoweth its own bitterness; no human sympathiser knows even a little of anothers grief & that throws us back upon God who knows it all; even the deepest grief that we only can half understand ourselves; but we know that we can come without any reserve to Him, knowing that he knows exactly our needs & will supply them. I had thought of wiring to  you now to know if I could relieve you tomorrow but I suppose you have made all arrangements by this; If I had known in time enough I should have liked to have been at the funeral which I suppose took place today. We shall remember your two requests, only that one shall be answered now for you instead of Cousin Louisa. May you have a very successful & fruitful time next week. Ever yours most affectionately Jack

11th October 1902 - Riverview Terrace, Banbridge - My dear Kathleen, Having heard so lately from Oswald that his Mother was failing fast we were prepared for the sad news we saw in todays ? Times that she had passed away, sad for those left to mourn & miss her but a glad & joyous entering into Life for her and after her long illness & weakness one can only feel that sorrow is selfish no matter how keenly we feel the black and I am sure you will all miss her sorely, Oswald or Aswald of course especially, we feel deeply for him but he knows where to look for comfort. How are you feeling? I am sure you must be worn out, I wonder if you will be able to get away for a day or two after a while as you must want a rest & you know how glad we would be to have you here. I suppose all your time next week will be taken up with the Mission which we hope will be greatly blessed. With much love & deep sympathy for you all, Yours very affectionately Ethel G. Steele

11th October 1902 - 21 Keigley? Road - My dear Mrs. Scott, I see by yesterdays' paper that your dear invalid is at rest, I know the blank her death will make in your family circle, and we all sympathise with you and Mr. Scott in your bereavement. Dear Mrs. Scott was so long in ill health, for her it is a happy change, and in time you will be glad to think of her free from all pain and suffering and "forever with the Lord" - I hope you and Mr. Scott will not break down after such a heavy strain of anxiety and nursing - we thought Mr. Scott looked very pale last Sunday. Mr. Atkinson and ? ? returned from a ten day visit to London this morning, they join with me in love and deep sympathy. Very sincerely yours Cherrie S. Atkinson

12th October 1902 - 7 Ovoca Terrace, St. Peters Road, Cabra - My dear Mrs. Scott, It was only late last night that I heard of your terrible trouble. Please accept my sincere sympathy to Mr. Scott and yourself. she suffered such a lot that after all it was a happy release and to be with Him which is far better. Mother has not heard of it yet. I must tell her to-day. She was always so fond of her. In fact every one who came in contact with her. Take care of yourself dear as I know you must have done a lot for her. With love to Mr. Scott and yourself. Yours affectionately Edith Patterson

12th October 1902 - 4 Chelmsford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin - My dear Mrs. Scott, I have only just heard that my dear, and always true, friend has gone home, but you and Mr. Scott have much to console and comfort you in the assurance that she is now happy and is done with all the suffering, and that you were both dutiful, loving children to her. That was always her theme to me, and we shared a good many little confidences, when we met. After all it's but a little while, at most, till we all meet again (I hope) where there will be no more ? with much love and sympathy, I am, dear Mrs. Scott your loving friend Saul or Dave Paul? Patterson

13th October 1902 from 9 Bushfield Terrace, Donnybrook - My dearest Oswald, I was very very sorry to see the notice in Irish Times of your dear mother's death, what a loss to you, & how you must miss her, who was so genial & kind & good & affectionate above all as a wife & mother, you & she were more like brother & sister long ago than mother & son & I sympathize deeply with you in your sorrow which is I am sure shared by Kathleen, whose comfort will be treasured now, how different it is ? your poor Uncle William, whom I saw on Sunday, he looked so desolate & lonely one could not help feeling sorry for him, ? as he says the last of the family of brothers & sisters, it is very sad for him to be so very much alone, but he seems disinclined to go to visit any one, & your dear mothers' death will make him more bound? up in himself than ever, he will miss her letters and he is so fond of you, he has still some one to whom he can write. My oldest son who is in Provincial Bank, Ballymena called to see you one of the ? holidays you ? I am sure who T. Albert Morrow? could be, I was sorry he did not know of your mother being with you, as she was probably in & would I am sure have been glad to see him - she was a dear friend of my girlhood & I ? that she is gone but her work was done & she is now enjoying her award, I was glad to hear she did not suffer much at the end, with kindest regards for you & Kathleen, I remain your fond Cousin Jane Morrow

13th October 1902 My dear Kathleen, There must have been some great mistake, Jane never got Oswalds letter, none of us heard about Dear Aunt's death till we read it in the Irish Times on Saturday the 11th, I went in to town & told John I was with him when he sent the telegram. ? Mother is quite upset about it as it was actually her greatest wish that John should be there, she never forgets how good it was of Oswald to travel all night to dear father's funeral, poor Oswald ? to think of so many things may have put ? group address, all well all the deal alls suffering ? ? I do wish I had been ? that I could ? gave the time you asked me I was very fond of dear Aunt & she was of me she was very true to those she loved she is with her Saviour now and her dear husband who loved her so much you must be quite worn out dear Kathleen I forgot to tell you that John was thinking of going down on the Saturday to see Aunt herself she was so ill but was preweaked? by something, from facing that day that was the 11th the day dear Aunt was buried. I will write ? with love & sincere sympathy from ? ever yours L???

13th October 1902 - Tidworth House, Andover - Dear Mrs. Scott, I am sincerely sorry to hear of the trouble which has come upon you & Mr. Scott. I know that you have long been prepared for the ? which has been coming ? for so many months, and that this hopelessness of ? ? disease makes death a release ? poor suffered - but still when is does come it is always a shock & a trial to those who are left behind, and I trust just with a few lines to tell you that you are in my thoughts, and that I sympathise so much with you both during this sad time. I have come through such deep waters myself lately, that I think it makes we feel more for the sorrow of others - and believe me that I will ???? trouble and ? my sympathy with you & with Mr. Scott is jenuine (genuine) v. sincerely yrs. Helen? Barklie?

Kil? Ca? ? ? Oct 13th - My dear Mrs. Scott, ? ? ? ? Times of Saturday that your dear Mothers life here is ended. I believe it was one of suffering & patient endurance and a ? of much devotion and anxiety and care on you, well I can understand it all as my Mother was dying for years of heart complain & often I had to leave  my husband & young children for months to go attend her, but one has the comfort of knowing that every thing that could be done was done for the comfort & ease of our dear ones & that the loss to us is indeed happiness to them. When I thought how soon death comes to your circle in the Rectory - as it came to me years ago. When after a few days illness my oldest & only son died of c???? after much suffering. The whole ? seems ? to me while I write and think of your sorrow - my son was nine years old & such a strong boy but I am thankful that one of my children is indeed safe with his saviour - I had two boys since then - but he was my only one when he died. I hope Mr. Scott is bearing his grief ? for he has really no time ? to mourn with all he must have to do. The ? ? a week - are ? one a man might do ?, but we expect too much from our Clergymen. I also trust your little girl is getting strong & well in Larne for the ? is & good. ? ? Kindest Regards & ? ? ? my ???? very sincerely Bessie Mo??? do not trouble yourself to reply

14th October 1902 - 46 Ulsterville Avenue, Lisburn Road? - My dear Mrs. Scott, I saw today by the announcement in the paper that Mrs. Scott had passed away. I am sure you will miss sadly for some time one who has been for so long dependent on your care & love but yet in time you will feel thankful that she is at rest for the last few years life must at many times have been a great weariness to her. I was glad to hear from Mr. Scott on Sunday that except for weakness Mrs. Scott did not suffer much, that is a great maker for thankfulness, it is so hard to see suffering & not be able to do anything to help. My Mother joins me in love & sympathy to Mr. Scott & yourself. Yours affectionately I?sau Neill

16th October 1902 - Dunnottar House, Stonehaven, N.B. - My dear Mrs. Scott, You have been much in my thoughts this last week, and I am writing just a few lines to convey to you and Mr. Scott my most sincere and heartfelt sympathy with you in your loss. I know how hard it is for us to part with our loved ones, do take care of yourself, one is so apt to forget our health at these sad times. I won't trouble you with a longer letter, again assuring you of my true sympathy, with love, I am yours affectionately Fannie & Jack

20th October 1902 - 51 Barrowdale Road? Sefton Park, Liverpool - My dear Kathleen, It is indeed with great sorrow I write in answer to yours yesterday received, of course I knew the poor dear was ailing for a long time, but it has come very sudden at the last to me, I did not like constantly writing when she was not able to reply herself, but at the same time I think I was about one of the last she did write to. I am so glad to hear dear that she was quite prepared to go home, dear Louisa, she & I were very close friends & altho. we are a long time separated our thoughts were none the less for each other. I should very much like some little keep-sake of hers no matter how trifling & would treasure it greatly for her sake. Give Oswald both Richards & my kindest sympathy & joined in love to you, ever yours sincerely Minnie Armstrong


8 Ireton Street, Botanic Avenue, Friday - Dear Kathleen, I could not tell you how grieved I was when I got your letter this morning with the sad news of poor Mrs. Scotts death & I feel very very sorry that I did not get down to see her once more. After I wrote you that time in ? however? I went down to Castlewellan & then up to Moira as I had promised Mr. Brownrigg, I fully intended when I came back from Moira that I would go down & see Mrs. Scott before Mr. Anderson came back from his holidays but when up at Moira I felt my leg paining a little, the doctor said I would have to rest it & they made me stay home until the end of the week, the doctor said I was better more if I could stay. Mrs. Brownrigg was awfully kind, she made me stay in bed until 12 o'clock every day & the doctor put a bandage on my leg right & morning ? & took me out driving with ? in the afternoons & said I would have to rest it when I would go home, but when I came back I had to go about a little as I had no one ? ? ? work & I was in bed three weeks as I suppose you heard from Miss Castillo, ? ? ? ? ?a quiet thought of poor Mrs. Scott when in bed & intended writing to her but put it off from day to day. I have been up some time & out a little but my legs still feel very weak & I get such pains in my knees & ankles & cannot walk very far yet. I got a bad cold a few weeks ago & have been feeling so well since but I expect I am ? down after all the sitting & lying, I am glad to hear Mrs. Scott did not suffer much, I can hardly believe I will never see her again & I feel I have lost a very great friend, she was always so kind to me, now what about yourself, I hope dear Kathleen you will not be ? too much & getting laid up, I do wish you would ? a change, you ought to come up to ? for a while, its been a long time since you have been to see us, I was beginning to think lately that you had forgotten us altogether. Freddy? was away yesterday & today but was very sorry to hear when he came home of the sad news & joins me with deepest sympathy to yourself & Oswald in this time of trouble. With love Believe me your affectionate friend A. E.? Hull P.S. I went twice to hear Oswald preach last Sunday, it was the first time I had been to church for some time, but I think it was too much for me as I did not feel so well on Monday. I find I cannot stand very long at a time yet. I wonder Oswald never calls to see us