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 Gough Family – Irish War Heroes

The Gough Family – Irish War Heroes

Family Origins   The first Goughs are believed to have been lived in Radnorshire near the border between England and Wales. Most authorities ascribe the origin of the name ‘Gough’ to the Welsh word Coch meaning ‘red’, although the word Gof...