The Smiths of Gurteen, near Ballingarry, county Tipperary, were a younger branch of the Smiths of Milford. Both families descended from Thomas (died 1772) and Dorcas Smith of Lismacrory, a house located very close to Gurteen. William was their third son and married Sarah Stoney of Greyfort. They had four sons. The youngest, George, married Ellen Palmer of Ivy Hall. At the time of Griffith's Valuation George Smith held land in the parishes of Ballingarry, Borrisokane and Loughkeen, barony of Lower Ormond. The Gurteen estate of 998 acres and the house were advertised for sale in November 1863. George Smith was tenant under the Court of Chancery. In the 1870s George Smith of Gurteen owned 1,104 acres in county Tipperary.
|Name||Townland||Civil Parish||PLU||DED||Barony||County||Map Ref|
|Gurteen||Gurteen||Loughkeen||Borrisokane||Ballingarry 12||Lower Ormond||Tipperary||
OSI Ref: R991 991
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 53
|Northland||Ballyhasty||Modreeny||Borrisokane||Cloghjordan 14||Lower Ormond||Tipperary||
OSI Ref: R960 886
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 53
- Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Smith, 17 Nov 1863, Vol 70 (37), MRGS 39/035, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Barony of Lower Ormond, 102 (Gurteen)
- LEET, Ambrose. ''A directory to the market towns, villages, gentlemen's seats, and other noted places in Ireland''. Dublin: Printed by B. Smith, 1814 : 204 (Gorteen)
- LEWIS, Samuel. ''A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland''. London: S. Lewis & Co., 1837: II, 291 (Gurteen), II, 375 (Northland)
- ORDNANCE SURVEY NAME BOOKS, County Tipperary: Vol.VI, Parish of Loughkeen, p. 166.