The Smyth Family

Ann (Smyth) Dickson

Father: Patrick Smyth

Mother: Rebecca (King) Smyth

Married: Joseph Dickson in June 1803
Irish Marriages, Being an Index To the Marriages in Walker's Hibernian Magazine, 1771 To 1812 vol 1 p260 (Henry Farrar, 1890)
Dickson, Joseph, Grafton St.=Smyth, Anne, d. of late Pat., of Stafford St. June 1803 p. 383

Joseph was possibly the Joseph Dickson of Ballyfree, county Wicklow. That Joseph was married to to Anne, and had a child named Robert Smyth Dickson (tombstone in Glenealy parish church). If this is correct, then Anne died in 1837, in Dublin, of the lingering effects of influenza (Limerick 27 March 1837).

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Harriet C. Smyth

Father: Patrick Smyth

Mother: Rebecca (King) Smyth

Notes: Harriet was the second daughter of Patrick and Rebecca

Death: 22 October 1808

Buried: Killinane, county Carlow, Ireland
The history and antiquities of the county of Carlow p342 (John Ryan, 1833)
KILLINANE.—The ruins of the church of Killinane and its burial bround, lie halfway between the Royal Oak and Leighlin-bridge. One gable and a side wall (sixty-three feet in length) are standing, and the ruin is bisected by another wall. A window in a ruinous state is observable in the east end. The whole is covered by a profusion of ivy. Inside the western end of the ruins is a tomb—with the following inscription:
  Underneath are deposited the remains of Harriet C. Smyth second daughter of Patrick Smyth late of Baillieborow in the county of Cavan, Esq. She died the 22nd of October, 1808.

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Hugh Smyth

Father: Thomas Smyth

Mother: _____ (Sheridan) Smyth

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Jane (Smyth, Young) Byrne

Birth: 1764/5

Father: Patrick Smyth

Mother: Rebecca (King) Smyth

Married  (1st): James Young

Children: Married (2nd): John Byrn in 1812

Death: August 1833, aged 68

Buried: St Michan's churchyard, Dublin, county Dublin, Ireland
Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland vol 6 (1904-1906) p511
Here lieth the Body of Patrick Smythe Esqre | late of Bailieboro in the County of Cavan | He departed this life on Saturday the 17th day of June in the year 1797 | in the fifty eighth year of his age | deservedly regretted by his family | and Friends | Beneath are deposited the mortal remains of Jane his eldest daughter relict of the late Revd James Young Rector of Timolin | and Balin (?), who died August 1833 aged 68 years. This inscription recorded by her youngest | son the Rev, S. Young Curate of St. Pauls, Dublin | who died on the 20th of March 1847 | Aged 39 years, & whose remains now lie interred here.

Will: An ambiguous codicil to Jane's will let to many years of litigation between two of her children, Jane Henrietta and Charles Sheridan. Despite the courts consistently siding with Charles's interpretation of the will, Jane and her husband continued legal actions for over 20 years. The entire saga is recorded in Irish Chancery Reports vol 8 Appendix ppviii-xix. The initial lawsuit in 1839 contains a number of details of Jane's will.:
Reports of cases argued and determined in the courts of Queen's Bench vol 1 pp611-615 (1840)
  By indenture dated the 6th of July, 1812, on the marriage of Jane Young, widow, with John Byrn, the lands of Drutamon, and of I.F.C.T.L.M. and K., (freehold,) and other leasehold lands were conveyed to trustees, upon trust to permit and suffer Anne Young (daughter of Jane, and afterwards Mrs. Swanzy) to receive thereout an annuity of £100, and to raise £1000 to be paid her on her marriage; and to pay Jane during her coverture for her sole use the remainder of the rents and profits; and upon such further uses, trusts, and purposes as should thereafter be mentioned by any deed to be executed by Jane, or by her last will and testament, notwithstanding her coverture, and duly attested according to law; and in default of such appointment, to the use of Jane, her heirs, &c. By another indenture, dated December 13, 1821, the said Jane Byrn, in pursuance and part execution of the power reserved to her by the last deed, conveyed the lands of M. and K. (part of the lands comprised in that deed) to the use of the defendant Jane Henrietta Hassard for her life, remainder to her issue in such shares as she should appoint. By her will, duly attested, and dated the 12th of February, 1830, the said Jane Byrn (after reciting the power in the settlement of 1812, and that the will in question and all future codicils were by virtue and in execution thereof, and of all powers enabling her, &c.) confirmed the deed of 1821, and devised all her property, real and personal, to trustees; habendum to the use of the trustees, upon trust to pay all debts, legacies, incumbrances, and funeral expenses, out of her personal estate, and the produce of certain chattel interests. She then directed that her trustees should stand seised of the lands of T.L. and C. to the use of her son Francis S. Young for life, and after his decease to the use of such of his sons and their heirs as he should appoint, and in default of appointment to his first and other sons in tail; remainder to the use of her second son Charles S. Young (the plaintiff) in strict settlement. The testatrix then directed that the trustees should stand seised of the lands of Drutamon, and of F. and I.,to the use of Charles S. Young for his life, with remainder to his children in tail. She then gave the following annuities: to her son William Walter Young an annuity of £50, to her sister Rebecca Rawson an annuity of £30, to her daughter Jane Henrietta Hassard an annuity of £100, to her daughter Mrs. Swanzy an annuity of £30, to Margaret Clarke an annuity of £10, and to her son John Young an annuity of £50; and she directed that the said annuities should be paid without any deduction, and empowered the annuitants respectively to distrain the premises thereinafter charged with them, or any of them, if unpaid for thirty days. An additional annuity was then given to John Young to commence as soon as the debts and incumbrances were paid. The will then went on to state, “I hereby charge the said several annuities on the lands so devised to the use of my son Charles S. Young, and on such residue as shall remain of the lands so directed to be sold, or the produce thereof after paying my debts and the incumbrances before directed to be paid thereout; and it is my intention that the lands so devised to the use of my son Francis S. Young shall not be liable to any portion of said annuities, debts, or incumbrances.” Then followed a devise of the lands of G. B. and T. or such part as should remain unsold, and such other property as the testatrix should die possessed of, to the use of Charles S. Young for life, remainder to his children successively in tail. A power was then given to each of the devisees for life to jointure, and make leases for three lives or thirty-one years. Charles S. Young was appointed residuary legatee and devisee. The testatrix afterwards, on the 14th July, 1833, made and executed a codicil to this will, by which she revoked the devise of the lands of L. and C. to her son Francis, and devised the said lands of L. to her son William in fee; and she revoked the annuity of £50 to William, and instead thereof gave him £500, payable after her debts should be paid; and she devised the lands of C. to the use of Mrs. Swanzy for life, (in addition to what was left her by the will,) remainder to her children. Then followed this clause: “And whereas I did, by my said will, give to the said trustees the town and lands of Drutamon, in the county of Cavan, to the use of my son Charles S. Young, as therein; now I do hereby revoke so much of my said will as gives said lands ot Drutamon to my said son Charles, and I do hereby direct that my said trustees shall stand seised and possessed of the said last mentioned lands to the use of my daughter Mrs. Jane Henrietta Hassard for her life, (in addition to what I have left her by my said will,) for her sole and separate use, free from the control and engagements of her present or any future husband, her own receipt to be alone a sufficient discharge; and after her death in trust for her son Patrick S. S. Hassard, if living at the death of his mother; but in the event of said Patrick dying before he attains his full age of twenty-one years, or not being alive at the death of his said mother, then I direct that said last mentioned lands shall go to my own right heirs. I do hereby confirm my said will in every particular, save so far as this writing by way of codicil alters or revokes the same; and I do hereby declare this to be a codicil to my said will, and to be deemed and taken as part thereof.” On the 15th of July, 1833 the testatrix made another codicil, by which she directed her furniture and household property to be sold for payment of debts and legacies, and bequeathed various articles of personal property to Mrs. Swanzy and her daughter, and to Henrietta Hassard. The testatrix died in August, 1833 without further altering her will, leaving at her death six children, who entered into possession under the various provisions of the will and codicil above recited. The plaintiff on the 28th of October, 1837, filed a bill in Chancery against the defendants, praying that it might be declared that the said lands of Drutamon, in the possession of Henrietta Hassard, together with the said lands of G. T. I. and F., in the possession of the plaintiff, were charged and chargeable with the payment of the several annuities due and payable under the will and codicils of the testatrix; and that all the said lands were liable to contribute rateably, in proportion to their respective value, to the payment of the several annuities. The question referred by the Lord Chancellor to this Court was, “whether, upon the true construction of the will and codicils, the lands of Drutamon were liable to contribute to the payment of the several annuities in the said will mentioned, or any of them.”

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Patrick Smyth

Birth: 1739/40

Father: Thomas Smyth

Mother: _____ (Sheridan) Smyth

Married: Rebecca King in 1775

Children: Occupation: We find references to Patrick as a coroner for county Cavan in 1776 (Ulster Journal of Archæology vol 8 p44 (1902)), a Commissioner of Affidavits in county Cavan in 1792 (Gentleman's and Citizen's Almanack 1792 p101) and as a receiver of rents (The Swanzy Manuscripts p68 held in the IGRS library extracted by Peter Manning published in the Irish Genealogical Research Society Newsletter vol 5 no. 9 September 2014 p167) Notes: Patrick was of county Cavan. His five daughters were co-heiresses of Patrick's estate.

The Swanzy Manuscripts p68 held in the IGRS library extracted by Peter Manning published in the Irish Genealogical Research Society Newsletter vol 5 no. 9 September 2014 p167
P68. Chancery Bill. D30 Aug 1798. Amended 28 Feb 1800. Many ans. PL: Thomas Charles Stewart Corry, a minor, by the Rev. Robert Montgomery his next friend. DF: Rebecca Smyth, widow, Samuel Madden, the Rev. James Young, Jane his wife, Edward Groom, Sarah his wife, Harriette, Anne & Rebecca Smyth, Rebecca Corry, James Drought, Henrietta and Jane Stewart, Hamilton Gorges.Thomas Charles Stewart Corry, son of Thomas Corry, of Fairfield, Co Monaghan, Esq, a minor, about the age of 15, by the Rev. Robert Montgomery his next friend, states that Samuel Madden, of Hilton, Co. Monaghan, Esq., surviving trustee and executor of the will of Charles Stewart, late of Bailieborow House, CoCavan, Esq, deceased, filed his Bill in this court 2 Feb 1798, against several parties therein named. The will of Charles Stewart was dated 23 Dec 1788. He devised the Manor of Bailieborow to your supplt. Exrs. Samuel Madden and Patrick Smyth, of Bailieborow, Esq. Charles Stewart died 23 Feb 1793, the said Patrick Smyth was receiver of rents, and died 17 Jun 1797, leaving Rebecca Smyth otherwise King his widow, and leaving also five daughters his coheiresses at law, namely Jane Young, otherwise Smyth, the wife of the Rev. James Young, of Bailieborow, Co Cavan, Clk., and Sarah Groome, otherwise Smyth, the wife of Edward Groome, of Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, Esq, and Harriette Smyth, Ann Smyth &Rebecca Smyth, spinsters.

Death: 17 June 1797, aged 57

Buried: St Michan's churchyard, Dublin, county Dublin, Ireland
Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland vol 6 (1904-1906) p511
Here lieth the Body of Patrick Smythe Esqre | late of Bailieboro in the County of Cavan | He departed this life on Saturday the 17th day of June in the year 1797 | in the fifty eighth year of his age | deservedly regretted by his family | and Friends | Beneath are deposited the mortal remains of Jane his eldest daughter relict of the late Revd James Young Rector of Timolin | and Balin (?), who died August 1833 aged 68 years. This inscription recorded by her youngest | son the Rev, S. Young Curate of St. Pauls, Dublin | who died on the 20th of March 1847 | Aged 39 years, & whose remains now lie interred here.
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Rebecca (Smyth) Rawson

Father: Patrick Smyth

Mother: Rebecca (King) Smyth

Married: James Rawson on 2 March 1803
The Gentleman's Monthly Miscellany 1 May 1803 p245
James Rawson, esq. eldest son of captain Rawson, Cardented, Athy, to miss Rebecca Smyth, daughter and one of the co-heiresses of T. Smyth, esq. late of the county of Cavan

Irish Marriages, Being an Index To the Marriages in Walker's Hibernian Magazine, 1771 To 1812 vol 2 p262 (Henry Farrar, 1890)
Rawson, James, e.s. of Capt., Cardenten, Athy=Smyth, Rebecca, d. and co-h. of T., late of co. Cavan Mar. 1803 p. 192

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Notes: Rebecca received an annuity of £30 in the will of her sister, Jane Byrd, in 1830 (Reports of cases argued and determined in the courts of Queen's Bench vol 1 pp611-615 (1840)).

Death: Rebecca is probably the Rebecca Rawson whose will was proved in 1860, in the Principal Registry, Ireland.

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Sarah (Smyth) Groome

Birth: 1779/80

Father: Patrick Smyth

Mother: Rebecca (King) Smyth

Married: Edward Groome
Possibly this marriage between Edward Groome, Esq. and Sarah Smith on 19 December 1797 in Dublin St Thomas.

Children: Death: 1st May 1846

Notes: The pulpit in Ardamine church has the following inscription:
In Memory of Sarah wife of Edward Groome of Killinane in the County of Carlow Esquire died May 1st 1846 aged 66 years.

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Thomas Smyth

Married: Miss Sheridan, of county Cavan. This was possibly Elizabeth Sheridan, sister of Thomas Sheridan, the father of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Elizabeth lived at Quilca, in county Cavan; her grandfather was named Patrick. Both the Groome family tree written by W.F. Montague Groome in 1922, with later annotations, and the Groome family tree supplied by Ron Groome have it this way, but I do not find confirmation of this from biographies either of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (e.g. Memoirs of the life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Thomas Moore, 1826), or that of Elizabeth sister-in-law, Frances Elizabeth Sheridan (e.g. Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Mrs. Frances Sheridan (Alicia Lefanu, 1824).

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