Colonel William Mercer of Aldie and Meikleour was clearly very fond of his Tullybeagles estate and had erected, sometime before 1790, a white obelisk on top of Craig Gibbon. This was so that he could point out Tullybeagles to his guests at Meikleour.
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The Lodge was apparently also white-washed but was finally demolished, and all traces removed, following unremediable dry-rot.
The last to live there was Miss Mary Anderson who died there on the last day of March 1946. This is the 1940 Valuation roll for Tullybeagles:
It would seem that Mary had lived at Tullybeagles all her life, and continued to look after the lodge after her the death of her mother Grace:
This is a photograph of Grace with her daughter:
The photograph below is of Grace with her husband, Donald Anderson, Gamekeeper for Tullybeagles. Donald died in 1916.
The photograph below features Lord Charles Fitzmaurice in an exercise for the Navy:
In October 1953 Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, and their young family were guests at Meikelour and at Tullybeagles they went to shoot:
My apologies if I have made any errors in sharing these details on Tullybeagles. Please let me know if I have. I would also love to see a photograph of the lodge, assuming that any such photograph may have survived.