Monday, 28 February 2011

Ellen (Mary Ellen) SMIDDY (b 1857 Tipperary Co,IRL), daughter of John SMIDDY (b 1832 IR, d abt 1861) and Mary Ellen BOWE (b England,d 1885)..

Is SMIDDY a common Irish name?

Ellen (Mary Ellen) Smiddy b 1857 Tipperary Co,IR, d 1903 SD
married Peter Steinfeldt 1877 PA

She was daughter of *John Smiddy (b 1832 IR, d abt 1861) in mining accident in PA. Wife Mary Ellen Bowe b England,d 1885.

*John Smiddy was supposed to have been one of Queen Victoria's guards for 11 yr- stowed away on a ship to US. His wife and children came a year later.
other children:
Dave Smiddy b bef 1860
John Smiddy b aft 1860

Does anyone connect to this Smiddy family?

Ellen had a  brother John and two half brothers named Mahoney.
Posted by Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen on June 24, 2002

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Roger SKIDDY, described as "Warden of Youghal" in 1567.


The Wardenship of Youghal, in the Diocese of Cloyne, was founded by Thomas, Eighth Earl of Desmond, the charter being dated 27 Dec., 1464, and was confirmed by the Holy See. It was endowed with a large number of rectories and vicarages in the Diocese of Cloyne, and also had four vicarages in Ardfert. By the terms of the foundation, the wardenship consisted of a warden, eight fellows, and eight singing-men (vicars choral), and the endowment was about £600 per annum. Three years later the noble founder was hanged by the Viceroy of Ireland (15 Feb. 1468), and a stormy period ensued on account of the Wars of the Roses, in which the Earls of Desmond were involved. The ninth earl was murdered by his own servants on 7 Dec., 1487. Two years later the Bishop of Cloyne resigned; and his successor, Blessed Thady MacCarthy (beatified in 1895), died in exile as a confessor at Ivrea (24 Oct., 1492).

The last Catholic warden was Thomas Allen (1533), after whom came the schismatic Roger SKIDDY, who had various preferments under Edward VI, and was appointed Dean of Limerick and Bishop of Cork by Queen Elizabeth in 1562. He is described as "Warden of Youghal" in 1567. Sixty years later all the endowments were acquired by the notorious Earl of Cork, and in 1639 the rectory was united to the wardenship.

A Catholic succession of wardens was maintained as late as 1709, when Father Richard Harnet held the position, which was then merely titular. The warden's house is now the picturesque residence of Sir Henry A. Blake, and is more generally known as "Sir Walter Raleigh's House".

SMITH, History of Cork (Dublin, 1759); HAYMANN, Handbook for Youghal (new ed., Youghal 1896).
Transcribed by Dennis McCarthy
The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume XV
Copyright © 1912 by Robert Appleton Company
Online Edition Copyright © 2003 by Kevin Knight
Nihil Obstat, October 1, 1912. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor
Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Hanora/Norry SMIDDY married James/John Mullerick, Ballymadog, Co.Cork.

Hi Ann,

Researching my own family I've come across 

Hanora/Norry Smiddy m James/John Mullerick

1 William

b. 1836 GodParents Ml Barry & Mary Boozane

2. James

b. 1838 GodParents Thomas Mullerick & Mary Walsh


3. Timothy Mullerick

b. 1839 GodParents Maurice Mullerick & Ellen O Neill

4. Honora

b. 1843 GodParents Daniel McCarthy & Fanny Reamy (?)

5. Michael

b. 1846 GodParents Thos Loghlin & Batt Cashman.

These children were all Christened in Ballymacoda P4991 National Library. 

I don't know if they are part of your family but I thought I'd give them to you none the less.

Regards Úna 


Thanks to Una Niche for the above information, very grateful.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Birth notice of Ella Rose SMIDDY HAYDEN, Born on Friday March 4, 2005 at 12.15 p.m.

HAYDEN and SMIDDY - Conor and Pauline are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of their beautiful daughter Ella Rose.
Born on Friday March 4, 2005 at 12.15 p.m.
Welcomed with love and great excitement by her brothers Robert and Stephen, grandparents Anne and Noel and Dan and Marjorie SMIDDY , aunts, uncles and cousins.
Many thanks to Professor John Higgins and staff at the Erinville Hospital Cork.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Obituary of Ronald Joe SMIDDY, 57, of Wenatchee, R.I.P. June 7, 2005,

Ronald Joe Smiddy, 57, of Wenatchee, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, June 7, 2005, at Central Washington Hospital.
He was born May 19, 1948, in LaFollette, TN and served in the U.S. Navy from 1967-1968.
He was born again in 1973, and married Laura Hennigh August 2, 1986.
Upon discharge from the service, he returned to the family home in Manson, working for Valley Evap in Chelan.
He was injured in a motorcycle accident within one year of leaving the Navy.
He spent a long recovery in the Seattle Veteran's Hospital, then returned to Manson.
He moved to Seattle and lived there from 1973-1978, returning to stay in Wenatchee in 1978.

Ron was passionate about the Lord, his family, muscle cars and sports, in that order.
Ron had a strong faith and would minister to everyone about his beloved Savior.
Whatever occurred in his life, Ron's greatest passion was that anyone lost, would come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and make Heaven their home. That was his most heartfelt desire.

Ron loved muscle cars, having numerous Challengers, Roadrunners, Cudas, etc., over the years.
Anyone having a classic car was an instant friend.
Many thanks to all his car buddies that knew and will miss him.
Especially all his friends down at H&D's.

He is survived by his wife, at home; his daughter, Amber from NYC; brothers, Larry and Ed Smiddy of Wenatchee, Steve Smiddy of LaFollette, TN, and Gary Smiddy of Williamsburg, KY;
his sister, Linda Davis of LaFollette; his many nieces and nephews, Ronica Dailey, Kelly Weems, Brian Smiddy and Gabriel Smiddy, Zachary Smiddy, Chris Smiddy and Larry Smiddy, all of Wenatchee, Jonathon and Mathew Smiddy - U.S. Navy, Kimberly Curiton/Smiddy and Jeremy Davis of LaFollette, Tina Rookstool of Spokane, WA, Theresa Detmen of Grand Coulee, WA, Shawana Wellard and Shane Smiddy of Pocatello, ID, Lonnie Sutherfield - U.S. Marines, Michelle Partin of Louisville, KY, Joshua Smiddy, Amanda Smiddy and Gary Smiddy, Jr. of Williamsburg, KY. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and Louise Smiddy; his brother, Stan Smiddy; and sister, Rita Deshazer.

Services will be held Monday, June 13, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at the Newlife Center Church of God, 310 - 5th St. NE, East Wenatchee.
Visitation will be on Thursday and Friday, June 9-10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jones and Jones Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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