Author Topic: Tudor Lodge Private Nursing Home. Downshire Road, Newry  (Read 1030 times)

AJC130

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Tudor Lodge Private Nursing Home. Downshire Road, Newry
« on: February 03, 2018, 12:30:09 AM »
This is where I was born 1947 could anyone tell me more about this place ?

BC50

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Re: Tudor Lodge Private Nursing Home. Downshire Road, Newry
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 11:44:47 PM »
If this residence was built before 1850 and was the only Tudor residence on Downshire, it used to belong to my Great Great Great Grandfather John Corbett Esq.  My 2 x Greaat Grandmother delivered her 5 children at the residence.  Twins daughters in 1839, another daughter in 1841 and a daughter in 1844.  The last child, my Great Grandfather was born there in 1850.  I was there last May and was able to drive by the residence but I did not want to disturb anyone by asking to see the inside.  I was told it is now, again, a private residence. 
John Corbett Esq was the N.P. in Newry in the early 1800's and the Churchwarden at the old church on the hill. 

I am not sure if this is of interest to you or if you were looking for more currant information.  This is all the information I have.  I am still trying to find the location and name of my 3x Great Grandmother (John's wife) and of my 2x Great Grandmother (Marianna Corbett Blayney).

Marleen

DonalAnthony

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Re: Tudor Lodge Private Nursing Home. Downshire Road, Newry
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 02:58:52 AM »
From the age of about 8 until I was about 17 I lived opposite Tudor Lodge on the Belfast Road (Downshire Road) in Newry. That was from the mid 1950s to the mid 1960s.  It was still a Nursing Home then, run by a lady known by everyone as Matron McCabe. In fact her name was synonymous with the “Tudor Lodge” name at the time. Matron McCabe was a Scott and the sister-in-law of a respected Newry GP, Dr William Rafferty. They were old family friends of my mother’s. After Matron McCabe retired it ceased to be a nursing home, I think in the early 60s. Dr Rafferty and his family, wife, two daughters and two sons moved from their town centre home out to Tudor Lodge and it became a family home for the Raffertys and McCabes. (Interesting detail for golf fans: one of the Rafferty grandsons was Ronan Rafferty who had a period of success as a professional golfer, including being part of a British Ryder Cup team who won a notable, and at that time rare, victory over the American team.)