Capt Neil Boyd Watson McEacharn

Capt Neil Boyd Watson McEacharn

Birth
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Death 1964 (aged 79–80)
Toscana, Italy
Burial Provincia Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piemonte, Italy
Plot mausoleum in the gardens
Memorial ID 51281503 · View Source
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A wealthy Scots sea-captain, McEacharn bought the derelict 'la Crocetta' in Pallanza, Lake Maggiore in 1931. He built a new villa on the site, called 'Villa Taranto' in reference to his ancestor Etienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald, a Marshall of the French army, given the title Duke of Taranto by Napoleon. Captain McEachern transformed the gardens with 20,000 varieties of exotic plants and lavish landscaping of 20 hectares with stunning views of the lake. The Villa itself now belongs to the Italian State, and is used by the prime minister for conferences.
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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Sheilia W.
  • Added: 18 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51281503
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Neil Boyd Watson McEacharn (1884–1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51281503, citing Villa Taranto, Provincia Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piemonte, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .