Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Smyth (New Park)

In 1808 Ralph Smyth of Barbaville, Collinstown, county Westmeath, married Eliza daughter and heiress of Matthew Lyster of New Park, county Roscommon. At the time of Griffith's Valuation their eldest son William Barlow Smyth of Barbaville, held 3 townlands in the parish of Ballindoon, barony of Ballynahinch, county Galway, previously part of the Bunowen estate of the O'Neills. Pádraig Lane states that Smyth bought 2,796 acres from the O'Neills. A copy conveyance in the Joyce, Mackie and Lougheed collection documents the William Barlow Smyth's purchase of Bunowenbeg from the O'Neills in 1852. The collection includes a rentroll of the Smyth's estate at Callow, Dolan, Bunowenbeg and part of Ballyconnelly, dated 19 November 1877. In the 1870s William Smyth of county Westmeath owned 2,449 acres in county Galway, 2,108 acres in county Westmeath and 478 acres in county Meath. William B. Smyth was succeeded by his brother Henry Mathew Smyth in 1886. Henry Smyth of New Park, county Roscommon, married a Coote of Ballyfin and at the time of Griffith's Valuation held lands in the parishes of Kiltoom and Taghmaconnell, barony of Athlone, county Roscommon. In November 1860, over 1,800 acres in county Roscommon belonging to Henry Mathew Smyth were advertised for sale. The purchasers included Messers Gannon, Gaynor, Keogh and Meredith. On 9 June 1859 William Tuthill conveyed Drominagh to Frederick Smythe and in July 1870s Frederick Smythe put the estate up for sale in the Landed Estates' Court.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
New Park Carrowmurragh Kiltoom Athlone Kiltoom 15 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M987 485
OS Sheet: 48
Discovery map: 47
Castle Biggs/Drominagh Drominagh Demesne Terryglass Borrisokane Terryglass 19 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R834 985
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Neill, 14 May 1852, Vol 15, MRGS 39/007, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Smyth, 13 Nov 1860, Vol 60, MRGS 39/030, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Smyth of Barbavilla Papers, include title deeds and accounts of the New Park estate. Collection List 120, MSS 41,563-41,603; National Library of Ireland
  • New Park photos. 060/089; Irish Architectural Archive
  • Smythe family of Barbavilla, family papers. MS 11198; Trinity College Dublin
  • Estate of William B. Smyth at Callow, Dolan & Bunowenbeg, 1897. Small Private Accessions No 1/689. M.1458; National Archives of Ireland
  • William Sloman, solicitor's papers include documents re the will of the Reverend John Smythe brother of William Smyth of Barbaville, 1857-1909. 457/925-932 ; Plymouth and West Devon Record Office
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Smythe, 5 July 1870, Vol 98 (9), MRGS 39/046, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Joyce, Mackie & Lougheed, auctioneers' collection, includes records relating to the Smyth family's estate in Co Galway, 19th century. Co 3497, M.1458; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources