Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Blood Smyth

In 1784 Matthew Blood, a Lieutenant in the 57th regiment, son of John Blood of Castlefergus, parish of Doora, barony of Bunratty Upper, county Clare, assumed the additional name of Smyth after his marriage to Dorothea Julia Ingram, a great granddaughter of the Reverend Thomas Smyth, Bishop of Limerick 1695-1725. In the mid 19th century Matthew Blood Smyth held land in the parishes of Doora and Quin, barony of Bunratty Upper. This estate amounted to 954 acres in the 1870s. In 1910 the Venerable William Augustus Blood Smyth, Archdeacon of Killaloe, sold Castlefergus to his cousin, Captain Charles F. Blood of Ballykilty, parish of Quin.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castlefergus Castlefergus Doora Ennis Doora 32 Bunratty Upper Clare OSI Ref: R387 725
OS Sheet: 42
Discovery map: 58
Toonagh Toonagh Clooney Tulla Clooney 142 Bunratty Upper Clare OSI Ref: R439 777
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 58
Egmont Villa Curragh Clonfert Kanturk Kanturk 165 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R381 041
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 72

Archival sources

  • Irish Tourist Association Survey File, Parish of Doora, 1940s, Clare East 6.; Clare County Library
  • Farm diaries of Neptune Blood Smyth [? agent of Lord Egmont's estate]. of Curra, Kanturk, Co. Cork, c. 1827-1861. Microfilm P7620; National Library of Ireland
  • Miscellaneous copies of correspondence, legal papers, etc., relating to Neptune Blood Smyth of Curra, Kanturk, Co. Cork, concerning the family of Smyth and associated families of Gilchrist and Ingram, c. 1836-1856.; National Library of Ireland
  • Workmen's accounts of Neptune Blood Smyth [? agent of Lord Egmont's estate], of Curra, Co. Cork, including house-building accounts, c. 1834-1857. Microfilm P7620; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources