Item OHS70 - Photograph Album of E. Homan Mulock, Ballycumber House

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Photograph Album of E. Homan Mulock, Ballycumber House


  • 1908-1910 (Creation)

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53 digital images

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Eldest daughter of Francis Berry Homan Mulock, of Ballycumber, King’s County who on 16th October 1900 married Captain Claude Beddington (1868-1940), of South Street, Park Lane, London. Captain later Lieutenant-Colonel Beddington was, at this time serving with the Westmoreland and Cumberland Imperial Yeomanry. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Philharmonic Society of London. In 1929, as Mrs Claude Beddington she published 'Book of reminiscences, All that I have Met'. In later life she resided at 11 Welbeck House, Welbeck Street, London. She died on 19th December 1963. Of the marriage there was issue, two sons and a daughter Guy (1902-25), Sheila (1906) and Niall (1912).

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Youngest daughter of Francis Berry Homan Mulock JP, of Ballycumber, King’s County, born in 1882. On 6th August 1913 she married the Hon. Harold Stansmore Nutting (1882-1972), eldest son of Sir John Gardiner Nutting, Bart., J.P., D.L. Succeeded his father in 1918 as Sir Harold Nutting, D.L. 2nd Baronet. Of the marriage there were three sons, two killed on active service and one surviving son. Sir Harold served in France as Captain of the 17th Lancers 1914-18; and was afterwards Lieutenant-Colonel commanding Leicestershire Battalion. For a period, Sir Harold served as ADC to the Governor-General of Australia. Lady Hester died in 1961. Known as 'Enid'.


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Lady Powerscourt (Sheila Wingfield, née Beddington), whose aunt was Enid Mulock and who left her Bellair, gave the album to a farm steward at Bellair, Mr Salmon, who subsequently handed it on to his daughter. She gave the book to Connie Hanniffy, current owner of Ballycumber House.

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Scrapbook containing photographs, drawings, colour illustrations, postcards, and newspaper cuttings relating to the Homan-Mulock family of Ballycumber House. Particular interest shown in horses and equestrian events locally and in England, with photographs from the Pytchley, Grafton and Bicester Hunts; racing at Punchestown; Moate horse show; and polo matches and gymkhanas at Ballycumber House. Many of the photographs are unidentified but there are some depicting Sheila Beddington and her younger brother Guy and their father, Claude Beddington. The scrapbook is attributed to E. Mulock which could be either (Frances) Ethel Homan Mulock or (Hester Nina) Enid Homan Mulock, but most likely the former due to the several instances of her children and husband in the photographs.

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Copyright of digital images administered by Offaly History Archives. No reproduction online, in print or broadcast without express permission of copyright holder. Original volume in private ownership.

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Lisa Shortall, March 2018




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