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"SMYTHE of BARBAVILLA" (Westmeath, Ireland)
descended from Thomas Smyth (b.1520) who married Jane Layton.
John Smythe 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. 1851 Census - SMYTHE, John - 1792 - Ireland - with his 2 sons and daughter in England ... but, according to Burke's Irish Family Records, he was dead by 1850 ...
There were four sons and three daughters of the marriage:
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1851 Census UK Irish Strays - SMYTHE "strays"

SMYTHE, Althe <1828> Ireland
SMYTHE, Henry <1830> Ireland
SMYTHE, John <1792> Ireland
SMYTHE, John J. B. <1817> Ireland
1. William Wyatt Smythe (d. 1839) It seems that William Wyatt Smythe may have had a family. Or the following line descends from a brother.
A descendant Smythe male, William Wyatt Smythe married Robina Augusta Conran in 1877 at Plympton St Mary, Devon (September quarter). William Wyatt (Conran) Smythe was a Captain in the Royal Navy. Three sons appear to have been killed during the First World War. The eldest son, Ralph Conran Smythe was born in 1878. His brother Andrew Graham Conran Smythe was born in about 1883 and was married to Ivy L. ? by 1917. Another brother (presumed) was William Henry Smythe. He was younger than the above two brothers, born in about 1886.

There is some variance between the above and below ...

Devon 1891 1891 CENSUS - P.R.O. Piece No. 1722
Registration District No. : 276
Enumeration Dist. No. 1
Civil Parish: Plympton St Mary. 
Parish: Plympton St Mary
Enumerator 01 - Folio 13 - Page 20  - Sched. 130 -Dart House.
SMYTHE William W. Head Married  Male  37 y Lt. RN
SMYTHE Robina A. Wife Married  Female  37 y 
SMYTHE Ralph C. Son M 10 y 
SMYTHE Robina C. Dau F 7 y 
MACKENNY Mary Servnt F 19 y Cook 
PITWOOD Lucy Servnt F 19y  Housemaid
2. John James Barlow Smythe 1817-1860 m. Florence Mary Tolcher. There were children of the marriage. SMYTHE, John J. B - 1817 - Ireland

3/4. Frederick Smythe (Twin of Henry M.) (b.1829) - married Emily Copeland. There were children of the marriage.

Information September, 2003, from James Smythe of London, places this line in context. Gratitude is extended to him for making this lineage available to this site. Click on the hyperlink below.

4/3. Henry Meade Smythe (Reverend) 1829-1902 - married (firstly) Jessie Miéville (d. after 1875). There were children of this marriage. He married secondly (1884) Frances Catherine Pritchard. There were also children of this marriage. SMYTHE, Henry - 1830 - Ireland
Research strays
probably descendants of the same family ...
Rudolph Meade SMYTHE - Capt, 5th Bttn. Bedfordshire Rgt. Died of wounds 13-10-1915. Grave at Helles Memorial, Turkey. Manager of Barclays Bank, Ramsey.
Ernest Meade SMYTHE - Born: 25 March 1904, Ealing, Middlesex. Died: 9 July 1975, St. Columb Major, Cornwall. 'Major Cricket Teams: Bengal Governor's XI.
Known as: Ernest Smythe'. He was educated at Allhallows School in Somerset. He was probably not, as first thought, a son of Arthur J. Smythe and his wife, Sarah ?Evans, living in Acton, Middlesex in 1901 at the time of the UK Government census.

There was also a * (see below) Sir John Smythe who was tennis correspondent of The Sunday Times and played first-class cricket in India.

Frederika Smythe
married Capt. Stewart
There is a separate web reference to a Miss Smythe as being a nurse during the Crimean War.
Althe Smythe
married the Reverend Pye
SMYTHE, Althe - 1828 - Ireland

There is also a web reference to a Miss A.E.(Althe Elford?) Smythe as being a nurse during the Crimean War.

Agnes Smythe
married (unknown) Stevens

There is also a web reference to a Miss A.E.(Agnes Elford?) Smythe as being a nurse during the Crimean War.

5. Michael Smythe 1795-1812 - lost at sea.
6. Robert Leavens Smythe 1796-1812 - died young.
7. 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.
ii. 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.
iii. Catherine 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 the marriage.

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John George Smyth

Born: 24 October 1893, Teignmouth, Devon, England
Died: 26 April 1983, Westminster, London, England
Major Teams: Europeans (India).
Known As: John Smyth

James Smyth

Born: 13 June 1892, Blything, Suffolk, England
Died: 18 June 1958, Lisbon, Portugal
Major Teams: United Provinces.
Known As: James Smyth

* Brigadier The Right Honourable Sir John Smythe Bt, VC, MC

Lady Elizabeth Ann Fitzroy. Born 29 June 1788. Died 27 October 1865. Married 16 April 1814 John Henry Smyth (son of Hon. John Smyth and Lady Georgiana Fitzroy) Born 20 March 1780. Died 20 October 1822.

Robert Fitzroy - Vice-Admiral, Governor of New Zealand - Born 15 June 1805 Ampton Hall, Died 30 April 1865 Norwood (suicide). Married (1) 27 December 1836 Mary Henrietta O'Brien, daughter of Edward James O'Brien Born 1812 Died 5 April 1852 Hammersmith. Married (2) 22 February 1854 Maria Isabella Smyth, daughter of John Henry Smyth and Lady Elizabeth Ann Fitzroy.

Killed at QUATRE-BRAS - 16th June 1815

Brevet-Major Charles SMYTH - 95th Foot - Died of Wounds.
Major of Brigade. Born 8th January 1786. 4th son of John Smyth, of
Heath Hall, near Wakefield, and Lady Georgiana Fitzroy. See also maternal line connection (Douglas Anstruther) for his stage collaboration with Yvonne Fitzroy in 1914 and Fitzroy connection also with Lloyd-Anstruther family. Almeric Fitzroy may be found as a visitor in the currently published pages of the Anstruther Guest Book 1901-1950.

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Albert Ernest Stafford Smythe

Born in county Antrim, Ireland on 27 December 1861, Albert E. S. Smythe was a journalist in Belfast, Chicago, and Toronto (Toronto Globe, World, The Lamp). He was President of Toronto Press Club in 1907. He also wrote two books of poetry: Poems Grave and Gay (1891) and The Garden of the Sun (1923). He introduced theosophy into Canada, and was the first president of the Toronto Theosophical Society. He died in Hamilton, Ont., on 2 October 1947.

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