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The Ponsonbys of Kilcooley Abbey

THE PONSONBYS OF KILCOOLEY ABBEY For more on this family, see Smyth of Ballynatray, Holroyd-Smyth of Ballynatray and the Earls Mouncashell.. THE BACKGROUND On 21st April 1902, six months after his fathers’ death, Captain Rowland Holroyd-Smyth married Alice Ponsonby, a direct descendent of Sir John Ponsonby of Bessborough. They subsequently had four sons – John, […]