Saturday, 11 December 2010

SMIDDYS' of Killeagh, Co.Cork, Ireland

1. PIERSE SMIDDY (Kyle) (b.  d.) m ??
 
Their children/paístí were-
2. RICHARD SMIDDY (b.   d.) m ??
 
Their children/paístí  were-
3. PIERSE SMIDDY (b.  d.  ) m ??
 
Their children/paístí  were-
4. RICHARD SMIDDY (Ballyhona) (b.1747/48 - d. 08/01/1832) died aged 84yrs. 
married  
MARY BRIDE (1755/56 - 09/01/1816) died aged 60yrs.
Lived in Ballyhonock, near Killeagh. They had a family of 7daughters and 4 sons.
4. TIMOTHY SMIDDY (b.?  d.?)
4. HANORA SMIDDY (b. 1759/60-(d. 01/11)/03/1810) died aged 70yrs. 
married  
JOHN BRIDE  (b.?  d.?)

4. RICHARD SMIDDY (b. 1747/48-d. 08/01/1832) 
married  
MARY BRIDE (b. 1755/56 - d. 09/01/1816) 
 
Their children/paístí  were-
5. PIERSE SMIDDY (Ballyhonock) (b. 1780/81- d. 15/10/1827) died age 46yrs. 
married 
HANORA KENNEDY (Knockane)(b. 1783/84- d. 12/07/1875) aged 91yrs.
They moved to Ballymackeigh/makeagh more? They had a family of ?8 sons and 1 daughter.

Their children/paístí  were
6. Rev. RICHARD D. Canon SMIDDY p.p. (Aghada)
(20/07/1811-11/06/1878) died age 67yrs.
He became a priest and was ordained in Paris in 1837. He ministered in Killeagh (1838), Glountane (1839), Youghal (1840), Charleville (1851), Mallow (1853), Aghada as Parish Priest (1857-1878). Buried in Aghada.
From his ordination in 1838, until the time his Mother (Hanora) died in 1875, he kept a diary. The original is in the Diocesan Archives in Cobh but a transcript has been made. 
 
6. JOHN SMIDDY (1812/13-25/03/1851) died aged 38yrs.
6. MICHAEL SMIDDY (1819/20-(03/03/1857) died aged 38yrs approx
He was the first to invent and construct the fan, or machine, now so generally used for blowing the kitchen fires in Imokilly. (Diary of Very Rev. Richard Canon Smiddy)

6. LAWRENCE SMIDDY (1826/27-22/01/1847) died aged 20yrs.
6. PIERSE SMIDDY (1828/29-05/12/1854) died aged 25yrs.
He was the chief engineer on a steamboat trading to Canada and died there in an accident between Detroit and Lake Superior. 
 
6. MARY SMIDDY 
married
(16/02/1854) JOHN AHERN (Ballydonagh,Dungourney)
 
Their children/paístí  were-
7.HONORA AHERN – 
married  
Patrick WOODS from Main St., Killeagh.
7. MARY ELLEN  AHERN – (Never married).
7.PIERCE AHERN – (Never married).
7.MAURICE AHERN – 
married 
Mary RONAYNE from Ballyvorisheen, Castlemartyr.

5. RICHARD SMIDDY (1798/99-13/14/03/1832) died aged 33yrs. married
MARY MAHONY (Ballynatting).
 
Many thanks to Kevin F. Hunt (a relation of the above family) for the above information .
 




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