Help – McDowell, Kilrudden House, Clogher, Photo Album 1863, Part 1

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I was recently given a photo album that came from a house clearance, I believe that it was the property of a Mrs Catherine Ashmuir Bamford (nee Noble). The album contains 26 photographs and two cards. At the start of the album the photographs are placed back to back, but after the first 8 photographs the arrangement is more haphazard and the backs of some of the photographs can viewed, showing the address of the studio. These range across Armagh, Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow and New York.

The title page (see below) gives the name John M. McDowell, Kilrudden House, Clogher, Co Tyrone and is dated 1863. There is one further date inside the album and that is 1878. I don’t know why Mrs Bamford would have the album in her possession, there may have been a marriage between the Noble or Harper families and the McDowell family at some stage. Harper is Mrs Bamford’s mother’s maiden name. If any one is aware of a connection between the Noble or Harper families and the McDowell family I would be glad to know the details.

Title Page

Title Page

Title Page

The following photograph is not as out of focus in the album as it appears here.Photo 1

Page 1

Page 1

Photo 2

Page 2

Page 2

Photo 3

Page 3

Page 3

Photo 4

Page 4

Page 4

Photo 5

Page 5

Page 5

Photo 6

Page 6

Page 6

Photo 7

Page 7

Page 7

Photo 8

Page 8

Page 8

Photo 9

Page 9

Page 9 reverse of Photo 9

Photo 9

Photo 9

Page 10

Photo 10

Page 11

Page 11

The rest of the photographs will appear in subsequent posts.

One Response to “Help – McDowell, Kilrudden House, Clogher, Photo Album 1863, Part 1”

  1. Daphne Cutts

    Hi Richard, I descend from the McDowells at Kilrudden House Clogher Co Tyrone Ireland.John McDowell was my greatgrandmother Jane McDowells brother.Jane and her husband came to New Zealand to live and they had a farm in the Manawatu which they called Kilrudden.I would love to make contact with you. Regards Daphne.


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