The Beckford family spanned several generations at the lathe with Victorian Era F. J. B. Beckford being the first traceable owner of ornamental turning equipment in the lineage.
For additional details and photos of pieces created by the Beckfords, see the Society of Ornamental Turners Bulletin #98.
If you want a tool to be the centre of all manner of tinkering and mending, or for exercise that is gentle and cheap, or for calling the mind off from anxiety or hard thinking, or for healthful and artistic creations, I know of no instrument to be compared to the Lathe. It is easily kept in order, and the results are so quick, so varied, and so beautiful, that you never get tired of it.Reverend John Todd (1870)