Smyth of Ballynatray

Smyth of Ballynatray

The Holroyd-Smyth family who lived at Ballynatray House near Youghal in County Waterford descend from a family named Smyth who were closely allied with Richard Boyle, the Great Earl of Cork.   Sir Richard Smyth, Elizabethan Adventurer Back in 1600, during the...
The Earls of Mount Cashell (Moore)

The Earls of Mount Cashell (Moore)

The Moore family, Earls of Mont Cashell, lived at Kilworth in north County Cork. This story looks at the story of the six earls, with a focus on the 5th Earl and his wife Charlotte, only child of Richard and Harriette Smyth of Ballynatray.     Origins of the...
The Ponsonbys of Kilcooley Abbey, County Tipperary

The Ponsonbys of Kilcooley Abbey, County Tipperary

For more on this family, see Smyth of Ballynatray, Holroyd-Smyth of Ballynatray and the Earls Mouncashell..   Sir John Ponsonby of Bessborough had two grandsons – the 1st Earl of Bessborough and Major General Henry Ponsonby. General Ponsonby lived at Ashgrove in...