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  1. Ralph Spracklin
    Ralph Spracklin April 30, 2013 at 1:30 am · Reply

    I’ve been researching Powerscourt for quite a a while. No mater where I search, trying to find our exactly where the “Family Burial Plot” is, no one mentions it. Most of my search is hampered by info on the “Pet Cemetary” I am keen to find out more about, and potential access to the graves of Richard Wingfield 5th. and his two wives. Lady Jocelyn and Lady Theodosia Anne Howard. Tragically, all of these people and many of their relatives died early deaths. I was baffled by that for a long time, until I discovered the cause was consumption, or TB, as we call it today.

  2. Dominic Fagan
    Dominic Fagan March 12, 2014 at 2:40 pm · Reply

    The graveyard you appear to be searching for is separated from the main gardens by a wall near the Pepperpot Tower. Alternatively, the road to “The Killing Hollow” about quarter mile before the main house.
    also borders the cemetery.

  3. Ralph Spracklin
    Ralph Spracklin April 20, 2014 at 2:38 pm · Reply

    Morning Dominic (and Michael)

    Thanks for responding to my query. It seems you are talking of the same graveyard as Michael mentioned. Is this graveyard totally walled or fenced in? Are you aware of any available pictures of this graveyard.(entrance gates, tombstones, vaults, etc.?) The area, as viewed from Google Earth, seems to be heavily treed, which may mean that it would be kind of a dark and dreary place, on even a sunny day.


  4. Ralph Spracklin
    Ralph Spracklin April 20, 2014 at 3:06 pm · Reply

    Hello Again
    In regards to the death of Theodosia Anne, I had assumed that she too had become infected by TB from all those around her and therefore had met the same fate. However, the real cause of death came on very fast, and was a result of scarletina (scarlet fever, as we call it today.) I was also intrigued by the fact that Theodosia Ann, was also an evangelist, in her own right and a flamboyant one at that. She at least held services in Brussels, Belgium, and for certain in other areas.

    As I am in Canada, I am still having a problem accessing the diary of Anne Jocelyn, sister of Theodosia Jocelyn (first wife of Richard Powerscourt and first cousin to Theodosia Ann (Howard) Powerscourt.)

    This was, in reality, an “All in the Family Story”

    Can anyone help me here?


    ANDREW BURR March 7, 2017 at 4:01 pm · Reply

    Is there such a thing as a picture of Theodosia Ann (nee Howard)? Also was there an Orangery in the grounds of the house – any more infor available?

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