Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Smyth (Headborough)

The Smyths were established in conty Waterford since Elizabethan times. This branch was descended from William, third son of Sir Percy Smyth of Ballynatray, who fought in the rebellion of 1641. Mrs. Catherine Smyth was among the principal lessors in the parish of Kilwatermoy, barony of Coshmore and Coshbride, county Waterford, in 1851. Pierce [Percy] Smyth of Headborough held townlands in the parish of Kinsalebeg, barony of Decies-within-Drum, at the same time. An estate of almost 2,000 acres belonging to Percy Smyth in county Waterford was advertised for sale in June 1867 with the advowson to the living of Rathcormack, Diocese of Cloyne, county Cork. Percy Smyth of Headborough is recorded as the owner of over 3000 acres in county Waterford in the 1870s.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Headborough Headborough Kilwatermoy Lismore Kilwatermoy East 67 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X076915
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 81
Snugborough Snugborough Kilwatermoy Lismore Kilwatermoy East 67 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X064924
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 81
Monatray Monatray West Kinsalebeg Youghal Kinsalebeg 101 Decies-within-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X116775
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 81
Newtown House (Kinsalebeg) Newtown Kinsalebeg Youghal Kinsalebeg 101 Decies-within-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X121786
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 82
Mayfield (Kinsalebeg) Prospecthall Kinsalebeg Youghal Kinsalebeg 101 Decies-within-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X117781
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 82
Prospect Villa (Kinsalebeg) Prospecthall Kinsalebeg Youghal Kinsalebeg 101 Decies-within-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X116781
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 82
Woodbine Hill Prospecthill Kinsalebeg Youghal Kinsalebeg 101 Decies-within-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X128782
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 82

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Smyth, 25 June 1867, Vol 86 (8), MRGS 39/042, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of royal licence to Catherine, widow of the Rev. Percy Scott of Headborough, who has without licence assumed the name Smyth that she and her issue will continue to use the name Smyth, Dec. 3, 1862. Genealogical Office: Ms.152, pp.367-70 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Smyth of Rathcogan, Camlarif, of Headborough in Co. Cork, of Ballynetra, of Bishops Island, Co. Cork, c.1600 -- c.1850.Genealogical Office: Ms.176, pp.511-6; National Library of Ireland
  • Notebook with clothes expenditure accounts of Percy Smith of Headborough, Co. Waterford, 1857-58. Ms. 20,991 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to Catherine Smyth of Headborough, Co. Waterford, widow of the Rev. Percy Scott Smyth and to her son, Percy Smyth of Headborough and Monatrea, his continuing under Royal Licence to use the name and arms of Smyth, Dec. 23, 1862. Genealogical Office: Ms.108, pp.444-5 ; 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. Genealogical Office: Ms.93, pp.136-9 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files: barony of Coshmore & Coshbride. ; Waterford County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources