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Turlough House in 1914

Turlough House 1914 (117k)
Peter MITCHELL in Australia sends a photograph of Turlough House which accompanied a letter, dated 15 January 1914, sent by Jacob BECKETT of Spencer Park. Below we have a photograph taken in 1985 for comparison. The lake no longer exists although there is talk of restoring it as part of Folk Life Project earmarked for Turlough House.

Turlough House 1985 (42k)
Peter is keen to discover more about Jacob Beckett whose wife (nee Braithwaite) died in 1914 and her death was written up in the local press - presumably the Connaught Telegraph. The Beckett family lived on the old Spencer Park Estate.
Can anyone enlighten Peter further regarding details of the Beckett family? The story is even more interesting in that in our roots guestbook we also have a Cameron Eppler who is a grandson of a Ronald Carey Beckett, a brother of a Jacob Beckett, also of Spencer Park - Cameron informs us that the Beckett family were the owners of Spencer Park Estate.

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