Henry Meade Smythe - ("Tiger Smythe") descended from Thomas Smyth (b.1520)
Henry Meade Smythe (1787-1862) Father of "The (other) Twelve" (moved to England in the 19th century) He married (23 AUG 1836 British Embassy Chapel, Paris, Seine, France) his 1st cousin once removed, Frances Barbara Cooke (1817-1906) (NB - Barbara Smyth (b. 1751) m. 1774 John Cooke of Cookesborough, Co. Westmeath)
The 12 Children of the marrriage -
Ronald and Pat (Patricia) Smythe's line
Henry Meade Smythe/Frances Barbara Cooke
1. Katherine Frances Leititia Smythe (1837) m. Colonel Finch White 1867. She d.1899. There were 2 sons and 4 daughters of the marriage.
2. Richard Altamont Smythe (1838-1924) of Court-na-farrage, Co. Dublin. High Sheriff of Co. Louth 1871, sometime Captain of Salop Militia. m. 1869 (Dublin) Francis Anne Jane Bellingham (d. 1934) 4th daughter of Sir Alan Edward Bellingham, 3rd. Bt. There were children of the marriage.
3. Harriett Eleanor Ingoldsby Smythe (1840) m. Henry Bellingham, (His first marriage) - 2nd son of William Stewart Bellingham. There were children of the marriage. She died in 1880. 4. Henry William Ingoldsby Smythe (1842) m. 1878 Frances Hyatt. There were children of the marriage.
5. Colonel Ingoldsby Thomas William Somerset Smythe Lt. Colonel 85th Regiment. b. 1844 d. 1930 Married 1stly. 1869 Charlotte Elizabeth Anne Plowden, (died 1877) 2nd daughter of George Augustus Chichele Plowden, (Bengal Civil Service, India)

Their children were

Henry Smythe b 1870 d. Bayfield, Colorado USA 1953 unmarried
Charlotte Elizabeth Smythe b. 21 March 1872 qv below
Frances Elinor Smythe b 1873 d. 1954 unmarried

The eldest daughter: Charlotte Elizabeth Smythe b. 21 March 1872 married 2 Feb 1897 Rev. William Francis Denny Curtoys, (d. 1948) son of W .J. Curtoys, of Calcutta India  - Charlotte Elizabeth (Smythe) Curtoys died 7 May 1955. Their children – 3 sons and one daughter. qv Pat Smythe biography .

Colonel Ingoldsby Thomas William Somerset Smythe (1844) d. 1930 married 2ndly. 1882 Emily J. F. Shearin (d. 1928) widow of W. J. Curtoys of Calcutta, India and stepmother of Rev. William Francis Denny Curtoys. (NB Burke's Irish Family Records publ. c. 1976 has Emily J.F. - Curtoys papers call her Emma)

6. William Frederick Fortescue Smythe (1845) ("of Adelaide S. Australia") d. 1882 - married 1878 Jessie Mabel Laurie (who married secondly unknown) A daughter, Helen Barbara Smythe was born (1879) of this marriage. Helen Barbara Smythe married (1903) John Henry Jenner, son of John Jenner of Chisenbury, Wilts. She died in 1965 leaving 2 sons and 1 daughter. Her husband died c. 1930.

Jessie Mabel Laurie: Born: 1 Jan 1851 Port Adelaide, South Australia. Died: 29 Jun 1928 Brompton, South Australia. She was " ... well-known in Adelaide as a writer of serials (Paul Depasquale, A Critical History of South Australian Literature 1836-1930), Jessie (Waterhouse) was the eldest of 8 children of Buxton Forbes Laurie, pilot and harbourmaster at Port Adelaide, and his wife Mary Small. She married (Irishman) William Frederick Fortescue Smythe in Feb 1878, and they had a son [died young] and a daughter. She was widowed in 1882. In 1891 she married the widower John Immyns (Jack) Waterhouse. There is no record of children ..."

7. Somerset Albert Middleton Smythe (1847) m 1869 Evelyn Casey. There was one child of the marriage - he was Robert Smythe b.1870 who married before 1898 Rose Yerbury (d.1918). He disappeared in North America in 1932. I son and 1 daughter of the marriage.

8. John Theophilus Meade Smythe (1849) d. 1891 unmarried.
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900
ROCK ISLAND 10/21/1896 00E/0235 00017658
9. Arthur Meade Smythe (1851) d. 1920 Electrical Engineer. He married (1878) Alice Louisa Kemmis (d.1928) widow of Reverend William H. Walker, Rector of Nacton, Suffolk and 2nd daughter of Henry Richard Kemmis (Barrister-at-law) of Newberry, Coolock and Robuck, Co. Dublin and later of 13, Norfolk Crescent, Bath, Somerset.

The sons of Arthur Meade Smythe and Alice Louisa Kemmis were:

Male Smythe b. 1882 - died an infant.

Arthur Clifford Gordon Smythe (Lt. Colonel Burma Rifles) b.1884 d. 1964 m. 1926 Dorothy May Percival - widow of H. Lloyd Cowdy. There were no children of the marriage.

Eric Hamilton Smythe b.1886 d. 1945 - married his 1st cousin once removed, Frances Monica Curtoys. (d. 1952)

The children of Eric Hamilton Smythe and Frances Monica Curtoys: -

1. Richard (Dicky) Gordon Beverley Smythe (died aged 4)
2. The Reverend Canon
Ronald Ingoldsby Meade Smythe
b. 1925 d. 2008
m. 1 (1961) Gillian Deby (died 1961)
m. 2 (1977) Wynn - née ... widow.
The children of Wynn's first marriage have become adopted family to the 2nd. marriage - Alex, Penny and Timothy.

Canon Ronald Smythe's book "Not One Sparrow" - Pentland Press (no longer trading)Noted from Monica Koechlin (September 2010) "Sadly, Ronald Smythe died in 2008. He broke a hip and his health very rapidly deteriorated. He is survied by his widow, Wynn, and his three step-children - Alex, Penelope and Tim."

Ronald Smythe - Educated at Queen's College Oxford (BA 1946, MA 1951) and Ely Theological College. Head of History Dept. St. George's Jerusalem 1952-1954, Ordained 1955.

Curate of Wanstead 1954-56, Vicar of Belus Park, Essex 1956-62, Vicar of Harfield Heath (Bishops Stortford) from 1962, Select Preacher of Oxford 1963.

Senior Lecturer and Counsellor, Westminster Pastoral Foundation from 1970. Retired.

3. Patricia Rosemary Smythe O.B.E. b. 1928 d. 1996
m. 1963 Samuel Koechlin d. 1986
Monica Koechlin
m (1) Mathis Buttiker (Div. 2006)
2008 Monica Koechlin married (2) Kunle Sanyaolu.
Monica Koechlin Buttiker
"Schranken der Forschungsfreiheit bei der Forschung an menschlichen Embryonen." pub. 1997
Lucy Koechlin
m./div. Rudi Jappert.
1 son. Max Jappert

Detail from Charles Simpson portrait - Pat Smythe and Prince HalPatricia Smythe: 1928-1996

Hon. Freeman of Worshipful Company of Farriers, 1955; Freeman of City of London, 1956; Hon. Freeman of Worshipful Company of Loriners, 1962; Yeoman, Worshipful Company of Saddlers, 1963; OBE, 1956. Eminent equestrian and famous international show jumper and author (under name of Pat Smythe) of numerous works on riding and adventure stories for children. Her childhood and early life may be read in her autobiographical book "Jump For Joy".

10. Frances Isabella Anne Smythe (1853) m.1 Edmond Charles Ribton Byrne de Satur, youngest son of Lawrence Byrne of Dublin. There were 3 daughters of the marriage. He died in 1885. She married secondly in 1913 Charles Ashton F.R.G.S. JP MA. There were no children of the marriage.

12. Lucy Emily Althea Maria Smythe (1857) m. 1879 Cesare Ginoulhiac of Florence, Italy and died 1935. 1 son (died in infancy) and 1 daughter of the marriage.

Majority information courtesy of Ronald Smythe, 2002 with additional material c/o Judy Jerkins & Professor Jeremy Curtoys and with reference to Burke's Irish Family Records 1970s editions, LDS files + Ancestry.com records.


Mar. Lic.
CUPPAIDGE, Elinor, William SMYTH, 1745
Lord Mayor of Dublin: Richard Smyth 1823-24, 1831
11. Herbert Ralph Smythe (1854) ("of Adelaide S. Australia") m. c. 1882 Frances Adelaide Ayliffe (d. 1913). He died in 1922. There was 1 child, a daughter, of the marriage - Lucy Barbara Ingoldsby Smythe (1883) m. 1911 Arthur Tarlton Jefferis. She died in 1917. There was a son and a daughter of the marriage. He remarried (unknown) and died c. 1960.

Jefferis, Barbara (a.k.a. Jefferis, Barbara Tarlton; Hinde, Mrs John ) Also writes as Margaret Sydney. Born: 25 Mar 1917 Adelaide, South Australia.

"Daughter of Lucy Barbara Ingoldsby (Smythe) and Tarlton Jefferis, Barbara was educated at Riverside (Adelaide) and the University of Adelaide (B Arts, not completed). In 1939 she married John Hamilton Hinde, ABC film critic.

She moved to Sydney in her twenties and worked in daily and magazine journalism, then as a freelance radio writer. She has written more than 50 radio dramas and dramatised documentaries as well as serials, scientific and educational programmes ..."


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