Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Smithwick

Peter Smithwick of Mount Catherine, county Limerick, married an Apjohn of nearby Linfield and died in 1780. In 1753, Peter's eldest son, William Smithwick, married Catherine Gabbett of Caherline, county Limerick and they had four sons. From their third son, Robert Smithwick of Rathjordan, descend the Smithwicks of Ballyngawsey, county Limerick and from their fourth son, Michael Smithwick of Mount Catherine, descend the Smithwicks of Youghal House, Nenagh, county Tipperary. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Peter Smithwick held land in the parish of Caheravally and Robert Smithwick held land in the parishes of Dromkeen and Rathjordan, barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick. The rental of the estate of Peter Smithwick, medical doctor, and Michael Apjohn, devisees in trust of Henry Smithwick, deceased, at Jamestown, Ballycarron and Rathjordan, 1,787 acres in total, was advertised for sale in January 1856. One lot was purchased by W.R. Atkinson and the second in trust by Mr Cleary. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the representatives of Peter Smithwick held land in the parish of Relickmurry & Athassel, barony of Clanwilliam, while Robert Smithwick held land in the parish of Emly, same barony. The estate of members of the Smithwick, Close and Lee families at Athassel-abbey South and Suirville, over 400 acres in the barony of Clanwilliam, county Tipperary, was advertised for sale in November 1873. Michael Smithwick of Mount Catherine married Alicia Bleasby of Ballycoree, county Cork and their son William Bleasby Smithwick built Youghal House, Nenagh, county Tipperary, in the 1830s. In the mid 19th century William and Henry Smithwick held land in the parishes of Castletownarra an Youghalarra, barony of Owney and Arra, county Tipperary. In the 1870s William B. Smithwick of Youghal House owned 1,150 acres in county Tipperary and his brother Peter Smithwick of Shanbally, Ballymackey, owned 343 acres. William B. Smithwick's eldest daughter Mary married Heber Koe who held untenanted land in the Castletown vicinity in the early 20th century. see http://www.smithwickfamily.org/home.htm

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Dromkeen House Dromkeen North Dromkeen Limerick Kilmurry 52 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R727 475
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 65
Mount Catherine Mount Catherine Ballynaclogh Tipperary No 2 Grean 146 Coonagh Limerick OSI Ref: R773 457
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 65
Phale Court Phale Lower Ballymoney Dunmanway Ballymoney 113 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W332530
OS Sheet: 108
Discovery map: 86
Pegsborough House Pegsborough Tipperary Tipperary Solloghodbeg168 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R887 382
OS Sheet: 59
Discovery map: 66
Lacken Lacken Rathlynin Tipperary Rathlynin164 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R955 422
OS Sheet: 59
Discovery map: 66
Suirville Suirville Relickmurry & Athassel Tipperary Thomastown 165 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: S002 339
OS Sheet: 68
Discovery map: 66
Rathcloheen Rathcloheen Reclickmurry & Athassel Tipperary Thomastown 165 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R992 371
OS Sheet: 68
Discovery map: 66
Barnlough Barnlough Templeneiry Tipperary Templeneiry 149 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R971 318
OS Sheet: 68
Discovery map: 66
Shanbally Shanbally Ballymackey Nenagh Ballymackey 109 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R938 784
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 59
Youghal House Youghalvillage Youghalarra Nenagh Castletown 99 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R789 828
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 59
Youghal Lodge Youghalvillage Youghalarra Nenagh Castletown 99 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R783 833
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Smithwick & Apjohn, 29 Jan 1856, Vol 38 (14), MRGS 39/018, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Smithwick, Close & Lee, 21 Nov 1873, Vol 112 (27), MRGS 39/051, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Smithwick, (Athasselabbey South), 9 Nov 1877, Vol 130 (16), MRGS 39/058, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Broughton - Adderley Papers, include Abbythassell, 3 leases, (Smithwick/Smithwick). 1782, 1817, 1886 Probates of wills of Maria Scott, 7 Dec. (nee Smithwick); Catherine Smithwick, 7 Ap. 1881; copy will of William John Smithwick, 11 Ap. 1881 (Broughton nephew and executor). 1877 - 1881 Draft abstract of title of J. L. Broughton to lands at Coolmoyne, co. Tipperary, 1886. 1886 Cost of resealing probate in Ireland, 1914 1914. 1782 - 1914. D587/23/1 - 4 ; Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes copy wills of Henry & Peter Smithwick of Barnlough, Co Tipperary, 1833 & 1836. Small Accessions Index 105. T.12277 & T.12278; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources