A Missing Lord.
I The Hon Henry Boyle has left London for Canada, with a View of endeavouring to find some traces of his- eldest brother of whom nothing has bsen heard for over two years, and who, by the somewhat sudden death of his father, the Earl of Shannon, some months ago, has succeeded to the family titles arid estates. - About seven years ago Viscount Boyle, having resigned his commission; in the »Rifle brigade, left England with a view of settling in the west of Canada, where he was subsequently joined by his brother Henry and they were engaged together for some time in ranching operations. As the speculation did not, however prove so successful as was expected,. the. brothers separated,, and after a short interval Mr Henry Boyle decided some three years ago to return to England, | in order to avail himself of an opening which had offered in the city. Before leaving, Mr Boyle wrote to his brother telling him he was going home, and asking if he would not also. Lord Boyle decided,, however, to remain in Canada, and -since then, with the exception of a report received from an innkeeper Chat he was seen about two years ago near one of the mining camp?, nothing has been heard of him. Last year every effort was made to 'find him, as, apart from the natural "anxiety of his friends, Lord Boyle came into a considerable sum of money, and it became necessary to find him, in order to procure his signature to some paper*. It is understood that Lord Shannon, ' before he died, had arranged to sell a considerable portion of the estates in Ireland to the tenants under Lord Ashbourne's Act. He died, however, without signing the necessary deeds, and it is said the matter will have to «tand over until it is discovered who the present owner of the estates is. It is thought that, unless some misadventure has happened to Lord Boyle, he has probably left Canada, as, from the fact that at one time he was a member of the Canadian Parliament, his appearance was so wellknown both in the east and the west that some one would have answered the numerous advertisements which have been published in the Dominion offering a reward, for authentic information, * »
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A Missing Lord., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2430, 2 June 1890
A Missing Lord. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2430, 2 June 1890
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