Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Smith (Derryvale)

John Sidney Smith was the manager of the Tipperary Joint Stock Bank, Roscrea, until he resigned in 1850 as he had been appointed agent to the 3rd Marquess of Sligo's estate at Westport, county Mayo (''Ballina Chronicle'', 24 July 1850). It is not clear if this Smith family was related to the Smiths of Milford and Gurteen, county Tipperary. Ralph Smith Smith had a son William Sidney Smith but he was too young to be the father of John S. Smith. John S. Smith lived in houses owned by the Birch family in the mid 1840s and was related to the Birches. In the 1870s John S. Smith owned 191 acres in county Tipperary. He died in 1886. His son John Edward Smith lived at Derryvale in the late 19th century. This family may be related to Christopher Smith, a merchant in Roscrea, who died in 1818 as a copy of his will is to be found among papers in the National Archives relating to the Derryvale family. Christopher had sons Samuel, Thomas, Joseph (of Mount Butler) and William.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Birchgrove Birchgrove Corbally Roscrea Roscrea 120 Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S153 894
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 60
Racket Hall Rackethall Corbally Roscrea Roscrea 120 Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S162 898
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 60
Derryvale Derryvale Corbally Roscrea Roscrea 120 Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S164 899
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 60

Archival sources

  • Westport Estate Papers, Collection List 78.; National Library of Ireland
  • Settlement on the marriage of Frances McDowell, Dublin City and William Smith, Rackethall, Co. Tipperary, 1 Dec. 1817. 999/138/7; National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes documents re Smith family of Derryvale & Roscrea, including plain copy will of Christopher Smith of Roscrea, 1817 & deed of trust Elizabeth Smith to John Sidney Smith, 1841, 1817-1911. Small Accs. Index 105, M.4110(1-6), T.12,034-12,036, D.21,845 ; National Archives of Ireland

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