- "SMYTHE of
BARBAVILLA" (Westmeath, Ireland)
from Thomas Smyth (b.1520) who married Jane
- William Smyth 1750-1810
(Billy the Saint) married (1783)
Catherine Meade Ogle (1763-1826) elder
daughter and eventual heiress of William Meade
Ogle, MP for Drogheda, and his wife Mary Barlow.
Barbavilla Line - the direct continuation >
children of William Smyth and Catherine Meade
Ogle were: (7 sons and 3 daughters)
Ralph Smyth (1784-1814) "of
Newpark" married (1808) Elizabeth
son, William Barlow Smythe
(1808-1889) DL, JP, High Sheriff of Co.
Westmeath 1832, married (February 1837) Lady
Emily Monck. She was the 5th
daughter of 1st (and last) Earl of
Rathdowne. She died 22nd. November, 1837.
There was one daughter of the marriage, Emily
Smythe, b. 8/11/1837 and d.
Their second son, Henry
Matthew Smythe (1810-1893) (of
Dublin) married (1855) Maria
Coote.She was the 2nd. daughter
of Capt. Robert Carr Coote, 8th Royal
Irish Hussars. (Maria was
murdered (shot) in her brother-in-law's
carriage on 2nd April 1882) (see
Note 1 below)
third son was born in 1812. He
died an infant.
fourth son, Frederick Smythe 1814
-1897 was a Major in the 66th Regiment.
He married (1841) Ellen Johnson (d.
1901) daughter of Benjamin Johnson of
Newcastle-upon-Tyne. There were four
children of the marriage: Henry
Gerald Smythe, Ellen
Smythe, Emma Smythe
and Helena Smythe.
|1851 Census Oxford
- 11/42/ST JOHN
/HEAD/MAR/37//LIEUT ARMY STAFF
OFFICER OF PENSIONERS/-//IRL
- ELLEN S
- EMMA M
SMYTHE /D///5/SCHOLAR AT
HOME/OXF/ST MARY MAGDALEN/
- HENRY G
- HELENA E
SERV/OXF/ST PETER LE BAILY/
- AMY POOLE /SERV/U//29/NURSE/WIL/ASHTON
daughters of Henry Matthew
Smythe and Maria Coote were -
|Margaret Althea Maria
Smythe married (1880) her
cousin, William Edward Smyth
(d.1890) JP of Glananea Co, Westmeath.
She died in 1945 leaving two sons and a
daughter. See line of Thomas
Smyth, (High Sheriff
of Co. Antrim in 1691) - progenitor of
Smyth(e) families in Drumcree,
Glananea and Coole - Westmeath.
Elizabeth Ada Mary
Smythe married firstly (1878) Christopher
Bailey of Moorock House, Co.
Clare. She married secondly (1885) James
Hume Dodgson. She married
thirdly Clement Locke-Smiles.
She died in 1927.
Lyster Smythe died unmarried.
|Lydia Lucy Lyster Smythe
married (1887) Robert Darley
Guinness (d.1938) JP of Wootton
Hall, Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire. She
died in 1947. There were children of the
Maud Lyster Smythe O.B.E. 1919
married (1891) Sir Henry George
Richards K.B.E., K.C., M.A., (d.
1928) Chief Justice of the High Court of
Judicature for the NW Provinces of India.
He was the eldest surviving son of John
Henry Richards, Chairman of Quarter
Sesions for Co. Mayo. Frances Maud Lyster
Smythe died in 1938. There were children of the marriage. One source
says there were no children. (Follow
link for information from Christopher
Richards to whom gratitude is extended.)
son of Henry Matthew Smythe and Maria Coote was -
Lyster Smythe of Barbavilla (1859-1920).
He married (1885) Agnes Mary Henrietta
Litton (d. 1952). She was the only child
of Capt. Richard Weld Litton and Mary Stewart,
youngest daughter of Sir Hugh Stewart 2nd. Bt. of
child was a daughter, Gladys Mary
Lyster Smythe, who was born in
1887. She married (1922) Thomas
Henry Wilson MD, (d. 1941) elder
son of Captain John Wilson. She died in
1961. There were no children of the
||Born in 1890,
their first son, Henry Ingoldsby
Lyster Smythe of Barbavilla,
married (1919) Elizabeth
Palaemona Unger-Vetlesen (of
Jersey Ch..Is. with Norwegian ancestry).
They had no children. In 1955
Barbavilla was sold by the family. He died in 1968.
End of 'Barbavilla' Smyth(e)s
son, Cecil St. George Lyster
Smythe (1895-1948) married
(1933) Patricia Angelina Speevack
(daughter of John Smart of New
York, USA). Their daughter and only
child, Valerie Barbara Lyster
Smythe (b.1934) married (1966) John
Anthony Bunn. He was the only
child of Frank William Bunn of
Twickenham, Middlesex. Children of John
Anthony Bunn and Valerie Barbara Lyster
Smythe : Hazel Jean Bunn
and Richard John Bunn.
Note: The Bunn
family's Douglas Bunn is
a celebrated equestrian in his own right.
A tireless promoter and patron of British
(and international) eventing, he has
ensured that Hickstead, in England,
remains as one of the great equestrian
venues; it owes its status as an
international arena to his vision and
|Born in 1897,
their youngest son, Army Captain, Richard
Litton Lyster Smythe, drowned in
Palastine in 1919.
In 1903, Elizabeth
Olwen Lyster Smythe was born.
She married (1922) Giuseppe
Fasulo (dec'd), the youngest son
of Giovanni Fasulo of Rome. There was one
son of the marriage, Richard
married secondly (1933) Capt.
Kenneth Henry Litton Mackenzie RN
(d. 1970), son of E.L.T. Mackenzie of
Worthing, Sussex. Daughters of the
marriage were Fiona Elizabeth
Jean Mackenzie b.1935 and Althea
Mackenzie b. 1938. The latter
married (1961) Marcus
William Meade Smythe - born 1785
- of Deerpark, Devon, MP for Drogheda 1822-1826. Married,
1815, (LDS has ! 17 March 1851) Lady
Isabella Mary Howard (d. 1840) eldest daughter
of 3rd. Earl of Wicklow (d.1818) and Eleanor
Caulfield. (d. 1807)
family text may be found via the internet. "John, Lord Eyre d. 30 Sep., 1781,
leaving issue an only dr., the Hon. Mary Eyre m. Hon.
James Caulfield, son of the 3rd Lord Charlemont. They
were both lost at sea with their infant child in a
hurricane between England and Ireland in 1775, their
surviving issue being James Eyre Caulfield and Eleanor
Caulfield, who m. the Hon. William
Howard, 3rd Earl of Wicklow."
William Meade Smythe
died in 1866. Children of the marriage: Eleanor
Smythe (died unmarried), Catherine
Stuart Smythe (died 1840 unmarried) and Isabella
Smythe (died 1856 unmarried).
- 3. Henry Meade Smythe (1787-1862) (aka
"Tiger Smythe") - the family of Ronald
and Patricia Smythe.
Rev.) 1791-1850 - Rector of Dromiskin, Co.
Louth. Prebendary of Louth in St. Peter's Pro-Cathedral,
Drogheda (1840). He married Harriet Elford Wyatt
(d. 1842), daughter of Rev. John Wyatt of Suffolk.
Michael Smythe 1795-1812 - lost
Robert Leavens Smythe 1796-1812
- died young.
Frederick Smythe 1798-1821 -
died unmarried in Ceylon.
|i. Altha Maria
Smythe 1789-1879 married the Rev.
Thomas Rice Fosbery, (d.1828) 3rd son of
George Fosbery of Kildimo, Co. Limerick. There
were no children of the marriage.
Frances Ann Smythe 1792-1850
married Col. Thomas Francis Wade,
CB, Deputy Adjudant-General of Ireland,
(d.1846) the youngest son of Robert Wade
of Clonebraney, Co. Meath. There were
children of the marriage.
Elizabeth Smythe 1800-1878 married
(1819) John Hamilton (d.1847) of
The Grove, Co. Meath, 3rd son of Henry Hamilton
of Ballymacoll, Co. Meath. There were children of