The Guest Book at Ardgillan Castle: 1879 & 1882

Paper – 345

Lecture – 2021

Author – Aidan Herron

Report by Oona Roycroft

16 pages

Outline of local and world events in 1879. Backstories to those who visited Ardgillan in that time including: John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough and his wife France Anne Marlborough (daughter of 3rd Marquess of Londonderry; Robert J Pratt Saunders; Lord Gormanston and Georgina Gormanston; Edward Gibson, later 1st Baron Ashbourne; Talbot de Malahide, 4th Baron Talbot of Malahide; David Plunket later 1st Baron Rathmore; Charles Busch; Clarissa Bischoffheim and her daughters Ellen and Lily (Amelie). Also those related to the Taylors: Ida and John Conolly; Headfort (Sir Thomas Taylour of Headfort, cousin to the Ardgillan Taylors); Edward and Katherine Woods of Milverton Hall and R T Woods of Milverton Hall;

Categories – Social History