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TITLE
Letter for George McKay and Wife to Dr Black
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1741_R31_1_33
PLACENAME
Skulony
DISTRICT
Tongue and Farr
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Tongue
DATE OF IMAGE
20 July 1847
PERIOD
1840s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
6163
KEYWORDS
poor relief
poor house
money
tongue and farr
illness
Letter for George McKay and Wife to Dr Black

Mr McKay has got two sons and two daughters. His two son have left the family home heading south and his daughters are planning to leave. Thye only receive enough money to feed them for two weeks every month and are "in danger of perishing for want of food."

Mr and Mrs Mackay feel "quite deserted and destitude."

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Letter for George McKay and Wife to Dr Black

SUTHERLAND: Tongue

1840s

poor relief; poor house; money; tongue and farr; illness

Caithness Archive Centre

Letters requesting Poor Relief

Mr McKay has got two sons and two daughters. His two son have left the family home heading south and his daughters are planning to leave. Thye only receive enough money to feed them for two weeks every month and are "in danger of perishing for want of food."<br /> <br /> Mr and Mrs Mackay feel "quite deserted and destitude."