Family tree and typescript relating to the McIlveen family of Drumioneth, Dromore, County Down, 1786-1872, the date of compilation is not noted.

The collection includes copies of letters, photographs and notes on family members, including several women. For example:

Copy of a letter from Eliza Ellison, nee McIlveen to her sister Isabella in Australia: 'Can it be possible that after so long absence that our minds and also our hearts are to be brought into contact through the medium of pen and ink. Dear Isabella I never thought to hear or see you again to we would meet in Heaven, where long divided Sisters and Families are promised to meet to part no more, when I heard of they [sic] parties that arrived from Australia to Ireland and enquiring if there were anyone about Dromore in the name of McIlveen my very blood ran cold in my veins...I am sure you would be very glad to hear a little from home. There are none alive in Ireland of your family now only myself and Brother David. for Sister Jane she is dead and buried 3 years now on winter. I attended her on her deathbed. She is buried in the grave with our father, and now I must let you know a little as concerns myself and family. I have had 7 children[,] three girls and four boys, two of the girls are dead and the remaining five are still living, Isabella died at five years of age and Eliza Jane lived to twenty one at which time she died rejoicing in the Lord. for myself I have good health and is able for any work as I always get plenty to do. I must say that we have one boy living with us, a Son of my eldest Sons...his mother died when he was only ten months old and I have kept him ever since...and now dear sister should this reach you I would like a long reply to this and to hear from all our Dear Friends my two Brothers, William and Alexander and also Sister Easter. Oh, how I would love to hear from all once more...I had almost forgotten to say I would wish to know if you knew anything at all of Sister Mary if she is dead or alive', 4 September 1877.

AccessContact Repository
Date1786-1872; 1877
Repository NameDown County Museum
AddressThe Mall English Street Downpatrick County Down
UK Postal CodeBT30 6AH
Telephone+44 33-0137-4049
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