Mr.George Johnston, Begghead, Long Corvey, Cumberland
Jamaica, Portland 14th May 1824
I am sorry it falls to my lot to acquaint you of the death of your two sons Mr.George and Mr.Thomas Johnstone of this place the former early in the latter on the 31st December. Mr.Thomas Johnston has left a will appointing Mr.Andrew Watson & myself as his executors and as soon as we can get his affairs arranged we shall make you acquainted therewith.
I am Sir your obedient servant
[The transcriber shows the address as as Rigghead in the document catalogue, but Beghead appears as a location connected with the Johnston family in the 1851 census and is situated in the parish of Netherby.]