Hello Noreen, great to hear back from you.
I have made a note of your contact address and will hope to be able to cancel your post to keep it secure.
The item in the Cork Examiner, 5th September 1878 is on
Page 2 of that paper. Its just one paragraph headed "Fatal Accident To A Sailor". If its not our William, I wonder who it was. Cork Library were good enough to send me a photocopy in the mail, I could try to scan it to you, although the text is very small and a bit blotchy. I found that detail from a site that listed Index of Irish Deaths. There are a few other RAYMONDS on it, so I'll send you that as you may know of some of them.
I'm thrilled too, to be in touch with you, to be able to talk to someone from the same family line, is one of those breakthroughs that we always look for!
On my way out now, but will write to you tonight, NZ time.