The death of Mrs Barabra Eustace-Duckett took place at her home in
Castlemore, after a long illness. Daughter of the late Major and Mrs
Hall, Kellistown, deceased was a member of the Carlow Hunt for many
years. On the death of her mother last spring, she was unanimously
appointed Master of the Carlow Hunt. Her interests were not confined to
hunting. She was one of the foremost breeders in the country of Labrador
Retrievers and the prefix "Castletown" was well known not only in
Ireland but also in Great Britain, Canada and the U.S.A. She was also
secretary of the Retriever Field Trials Association and acted as a judge
on many occasions. She is survived by her husband Mr. Oliver Hardy
Eustace-Duckett, her daughters, Mrs O' Lambert, New Ross; Mrs K. Carvill,
Castlemore and her sister Mrs J. Alexander, Milford, Carlow.
Source: Nationalist and Leinster Times December
1965. Transcribed by Michael Purcell
Message from Robert Browne-Clayton, January 2010. to Michael Purcell
Many thanks for the two articles about my Grand Mother and the
school and about Mrs. Hall. I never met my Grand Mother as she died
before I was born but I know she died in agony from cancer, refusing any
medication as she was a Christian Scientist. Mrs. Hall I remember very
well, a great friend of the Browne-Claytons as were her daughters. My
sister Magda and I were terrified of her with her booming voice in the
hunting field. If we overtook her on our pony, she would yell at us to
stop and we would be roundly admonished, particularly if we had taken a
fence before her.
- Again many thanks.
- With best wishes, Robbie.
- This information is for personal use
only, and under no circumstances is it to be used/copied for commercial
- Neither can it be used for the
purpose of gain from any person and/or organisation without permission
of the author.
- © 2001 Ireland Genealogy Projects,
IGP TM By Pre-emptive Copyright - All rights reserved