Topic: Fincoul

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Fincoul was a house and gardens at Katikati owned by Mervyn Archdale Stewart and his wife Phoebe (nee Gledstanes).

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The name 'Fincoul' must be an old Stewart name from Ireland used by Mervyn Archdale Stewart's ancestor Sir John Stewart. It is mentioned in The Journal of John Wodehouse First Earl of Kimberley, 1862-1902 by John Wodehouse:  4 September 1865: Went today to Sir John Stewart’s at Fincoul Lodge a shooting lodge about nine miles from Armagh. The peasantry lit bonfires on the hills in my honour. We stayed here till Friday, & went grouse shooting each day. Ridiculously bad sport. First day I killed 3 brace, the other days less. A fine tract of moors where one would expect plenty of game. The country is rugged hilly – Lord Granard was there. Major Knox M.P. for Dungannon dined one night (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Emily Surtee's took the following photographs of the Fincoul in Katikati, New Zealand, in 1899:

 Fincoul, home of Mervyn Archdale Stewart, 1899

  Fincoul, bathing pool at Mervyn Archdale Stewart's 1899

Fincoul, Katikati, Mervyn Archdale Stewart's house, 1899

Fincoul's avenue, Katikati, home of Mervyn Archdale Stewart, 1899

Fincoul, estate of Mervyn Archdale Stewart, Katikati, 1899

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