Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Smyth (Castle Widenham)

At the time of Griffith's Valuation Grice R. Smith held land in the parishes of Ardnageehy and Kilquane, barony of Barrymore, county Cork. His estate of 1,325 acres in the barony of Barrymore was advertised for sale in January 1853. In November 1864 the rental of the estate of Henry John Smyth at Cloongaheen in the barony of Tulla Lower, county Clare and at Graigue in the barony of Pubble Brien, county Limerick and in the North Liberties of the city of Limerick, amounting to a total of 1042 acres, with a house in Dublin, was advertised for sale in the Landed Estates' Court. The rental includes reference to Grice Richard Smyth. Henry John Widenham Smyth was a brother of Grice R. Smyth and succeeded him at Castle Widenham in 1861. This Smyth family was a junior branch of the Smyths of Ballynatray, county Waterford. In 1819 Henry Mitchell Smyth married Priscilla Widenham daughter of John Brasier Creagh of Castle Creagh and his wife Elizabeth sole heir of Charles Widenham of Castle Widenham, county Cork. Grice Richard and Henry John were their sons. In the mid 19th century Henry M. Smith held land in the parishes of Castletownroche and Kilcummer, barony of Fermoy. In the 1870s Henry John Smith of Castle Widenham owned 286 acres in county Cork.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Renny Renny Lower Kilcummer Fermoy Kilcummer 131 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W703 995
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 80
Castle Widenham Castlewidenham Castletownroche Fermoy Castletownroche 130 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R686 021
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 73
Richmond Fermoy Fermoy Fermoy Fermoy Urban 141 Condons & Clangibbon Cork OSI Ref: W813 982
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 81
Bishop's Island Bishop's Island Ardnageehy Fermoy Watergrasshill 151 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W751 837
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 80

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Smyth, 3 Nov 1864, Vol 74 (18) & 4 May 1865, Vol 76 (9) & 2 Nov 1865, Vol 78 (51), MRGS 39/036, 39/037 & 39/038, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Smyth, 16 May 1851, Vol 7 (24), MRGS 39/003, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Smyth, 11 Feb 1852, Vol 13 (43), MRGS 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Smyth, 31 Jan 1853, Vol 20 (14), (incomplete rental), MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources