Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Smyth (Rathcoursey)

This family appear to have connections with the Smyths of Ballinatray, county Waterford and a late 17th century Francis Smyth of Rathcoursey is mentioned in the Ballyinatray entry in Burke's ''Landed Gentry of Ireland'' (1904). At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Smyths held land in the parishes of Cloyne, Dungourney and Middleton, barony of Imokilly, county Cork. In the 1870s John James Smyth of Rathcoursey owned 866 acres in county Cork. He was the eldest son of John Smyth of Rathcoursey and his wife Mary daughter of William Smyth of Coolbay, county Cork. In 1871 he married Jane daughter of William Mason of Derrylahan, county Tipperary.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rathcoursey House (West) Rathcoursey West Garranekinnefeake Middleton Rostellan 259 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W865 690
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Note of a deed being a release to James Smythe of Rathcoursey by Travers and Lucas with pedigree, Oct. 8, 1754. GO MS 144, p.35 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Abstract of deed of settlement on marriage of John Smythe, elder son of James Tynte Smythe of Rathcoursey, Co. Cork, with Elizabeth Moore of Cork, Oct. 17, 1788. GO MS 144: p.1; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Smyth of Yorkshire and of Rathcogan, Bridgefield, Headborough, Rathcoursey and Bishop's Island all in Co. Cork and of Ballynatra, Co. Waterford, c.1575 -- c.1850. GO MS 93, pp.136-139; National Library of Ireland
  • Abstract of deed of settlement on marriage of John Smythe, elder son of James Tynte Smythe of Rathcoursey, Co. Cork, with Elizabeth Moore of Cork, Oct. 17, 1788. GO Ms.144, p.1 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Note of a deed being a release to James Smythe of Rathcoursey by Travers and Lucas with pedigree, Oct. 8, 1754. GO Ms.144, p.35 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Smyth of Yorkshire and of Rathcogan, Bridgefield, Headborough, Rathcoursey and Bishop's Island all in Co. Cork and of Ballynatra, Co. Waterford, c.1575 -- c.1850. GO Ms.93, pp.136-9 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Smyth of Rathcoursey, two copy documents re the lands of Ballinrostig & Barrada, barony of Imokilly, leased by the Smyths to the Sherlocks, 1749, 1860. 99/56 2 ; National Archives of Ireland

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