Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Smith (Milford)

Ralph Smith of Ballingarry, county Tipperary, was descended from a family of that name originally based in Durham in the north of England. He settled in county Tipperary in the 17th century. His descendants married members of the Jackson, Cornwall, Cooke and Drought families. Ralph Smith of Lismacrory and Milford married Elizabeth Stoney of Greyfort and died in 1814. Their son Ralph Smith married Elizabeth Firman of Firmount and died in 1835 when he was succeeded by his son Ralph Smith Smith, who married Rebecca Bunbury of Lisbryan. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Ralph Smith held an estate in the parishes of Aglishcloghane, Dorrha and Lorrha, barony of Lower Ormond and William Sydney Smith held land in the parishes of Templebeg and Upperchurch, barony of Kilnamanagh Upper. In July 1852 over 800 acres, the estate of Ralph Smith Smith in county Tipperary was advertised for sale. In March 1857 the estate of Ralph S. Smith's son Richard Flood Smith, a minor, including Milford House and demesne, was advertised for sale. In November 1880 the estate of Henry Ellis Smith at Ballymona, 298 acres in the barony of Lower Ormond was advertised for sale. The Smiths of Gurteen and Mount Butler were branches of this family.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Milford Milford Aglishcloghane Borrisokane Aglishcloghane 16 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R912 992
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 53
Ballymona Ballymona Ballingarry Borrisokane Ballingarry 12 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R998 974
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 53
Lismacrory Lismacrory Ballingarry Borrisokane Ballingarry 12 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R980 990
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 53
Kilcarren Kilcarren Lorrha Borrisokane Lorrha East 17 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: M942 027
OS Sheet: 4
Discovery map: 53
Firville Kilgask Lorrha Borrisokane Lorrha East 17 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: M947 025
OS Sheet: 4
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Smith, 1 July 1852, Vol 17 (5), MRGS 39/007, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Grant of administration of Eliza Smith of Milford, Co. Tipperary, 1823. D. 18,817 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Smith of Sneinton, Co. Durham and Rushton, Co. Yorkshire, of Ballymacash, Co. Antrim and of Ballingarry, Liamacrory and Milford all in Co. Tipperary, c.1525 -- c.1842. Genealogical Office: Ms. 175, p. 304 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms, later cancelled, to the descendants of Ralph Smith of Milford, Co. Tipperary and Kilmore, Co. Dublin, descendant of Ralph Smith of Ballymacash, Co. Antrim, High Sheriff of Antrim 1679-80, and to the grandson of the first mentioned Ralph, being Ralph Sneyd Smith, son of William Sidney Smith, both of Milford, Christchurch, New Zealand, August 8, 1904. Genealogical Office: Ms.111, pp.153-4 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Ralph Smith of Milford (or Lismacrory), Co. Tipperary and to his grandson, Ralph Sneyd Smith of Christchurch, New Zealand, third son of William Sidney Smith, Feb. 3, 1914. Genealogical Office: Ms.111a, p.120 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of amended arms to Ralph Sneyd Smith of Milford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand, mentioning the confirmations of arms Oct. 29, 1844 and Feb. 3, 1914 made in error, March 14, 1921. Genealogical Office: Ms.111c, fol.4 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Smith, 31 Mar 1857, Vol 44 (51), MRGS 39/021, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Lease by Thomas Smith to Thomas Falkner of lands in Ballyvolvassa, Co. Tipperary, 1773. D.6919 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Miscellaneous letters mainly to Thomas Lalor Cooke re State prosecutions, elections in Cos. Tipperary and Laois, heraldic and genealogical material re the Cooke and Smith families, etc., c. 1783-1866 but mainly c. 1830-1840. Thomas Lalor Cooke Papers, Ms. 24,571 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection includes records re lunacy proceedings 1895-1933 Joseph G. Smith; LEC & LC proceedings re Drumnascart & Gortnarry, Co Tipperary & Ballyshane, King's Co; legal papers re Smith V Butler (Mary Carden Smith v James Butler & others); references re property in Roscrea, 1707-1908. Small Accession Index 105. M.4584-4587, D.23261-23272 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Smith, 5 Nov 1880, Vol 140 (14), MRGS 39/062, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Marriage Settlement of Joseph Bernard, Greenhills, King's Co. and Rebecca Margarette Smith eldest daughter of Ralph Smith, Millford, Co. Tipperary, 14 April 1795. 999/30/9 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Sale Rental of Milford & Cooga, estate of Richard Flood Smith, 31 Mar 1857. TL/F/30; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles

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