ReferenceMs 4811

Reminiscences of her family by Mrs Caroline Hamilton, nee Tighe. Daughter of Mary Tighe [see Ms4239]. With copies of letters, including a lively set from Lady Theodosia Crosbie to Lady Mary Tighe, her sister, 1746, and Sarah Tighe's description of the 1798 Rebellion to Sarah Ponsonby.

'My Grandmother, [Lady Betty Fownes] though an Earl's daughter, could write only a short letter - and yet she was considered a sensible woman and had energy enough to establish a little school - where girls were taught to make lace at a time when there were scarcely any school for the poor in Ireland' - her example followed by Mrs Peter La Touche.
Her mother was brought up in the 'gay society of Dublin' until her marriage. Her encounter with her new rural relations.

Her father's sister Theodosia was 'considered an eccentric girl from being more religious than her neighbours', her ideas were 'uncommon in those day, when young ladies acquired their religion from Pope's universal prayer.'

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Date1746; 1798
Repository NameNational Library of Ireland
AddressNational Library of Ireland Department of Manuscripts 2-3 Kildare Street Dublin 2
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