Edward John Smith married Angel Teresa Montgomery
born circa 1799 28 Sep 1826 born circa 1807
died 7 Sep 1877 St Georges 4 Dec 1893
Goldsmith Tce, Bray 13 Lower Pembroke Street
Edward John Smith was the son of Philip and Anne Smith of Cherrymount, Co Meath. He
married Angel Teresa Montgomery at St George’s on 28 Sep 1826. Angel was the eldest
daughter of Alexander Montgomery of North Frederick Street & Kilmer House, Co Meath and
his wife Anne Thomasina Exshaw. Edward was a solicitor with offices initially at North Frederick
Street and later at 31 Rutland square, Dublin. They had at least four children who all died before
May 1833. There was a cholera epidemic that raged through Dublin in 1832/3. Edward was a
trustee and on the committee for the charity 'Dublin by Lamplight in 1861. He retired from
business and died in Bray on 7 Sep 1877. Angel died at 13 Lower Pembroke Street on
4 Dec 1893.
1 Anne Smith born 13 Aug 1827 at 14 North Frederick Street, baptised at St Georges died
4 Apr 1833.
2 Philip Smith born 8 Dec 1829 at 14 North Frederick Street, baptised at St Georges, died
as last surviving child in May 1833.
3 Mary Jane Smith born 23 Feb 1831 at 14 North Frederick Street baptised at St Georges
died May 1833.
4 Alexander Montgomery Smith born 9 Sep 1832 died by May 1833.
5 Edward John (E J) Smith born 23 October 1833 at 31 Rutland Square (at the house of
Angel’s father) baptised at St Georges. He was educated at Hall Place, Besley in Kent.
He was admitted Kings Inns in 1851. He was in practice with his father in Rutland
Square and they were solicitors to the Royal Insurance Company they were also
solicitors for the Dublin and Meath Railway Company. As only surviving son he
married Dorcas Maria Kelly at St John’s, Lisard on 22 Oct 1863. Dorcas was the only
daughter of Robert Wanless Kelley of Hamilton Square, Birkenhead & Islanmore,
near Croom and his wife Mary Anne Brown. E J Smith was a successful cattle
breeder in when they lived at Islanmore in the 1860's and 1870's. Edward had taken
over his father practice by 1865, moved his offices to 3 Sackville Street and retired
in 1869. They lived at Clonard from 1881 and Edward continued breeding cattle.
Dorcas’s father died in 1874 leaving 82K in personal estate in both Ireland and England.
Dorcas’s mother lived with them towards the end of her life and died at Clonard on
12 Apr 1892. E J died 5 Mar 1896 at Clonard and left 3.6K in personal estate. Dorcas
died 18 Apr 1923 at 32 Leeson Park.
1 Robert Wanless Smith born 5 Sep 1864 at Thorn Hill Old Conaught. He
entered the army in 1886 and served with the Scottish Rifles. He married
Alice Phyllis Bland at Bombay on 21 Mar 1887. Alice was the fourth
daughter of Francis Christopher Bland, Derriquin Castle, Co Kerry. In 1895
whilst he was living at Clonard, he legally changed his surname, and the
surname of his wife and children to Wanless-O’Gowan. He was based at the
Isle of Wight in 1896. He was sent to South Africa in 1899, and was severely
wounded at the Battle of Spion Kop. In 1914, following the outbreak of WW1,
he took a staff role as assistant quartermaster-general and then assistant
adjutant-general with the British Expeditionary Force. He attained the rank
of Major General during the Great War and commanded the 31st Division on
the Western Front. He was awarded a CBE in 1915 and they were living in
Sunningdale in 1920. They were living in Islanmore, Castle Hill, Farnham,
Surrey in 1939 where Alice died in 1941. Robert died 15 Dec 1947 at
Heatherbank Nursing Home, Hindhead, Surrey.
1 Lynedoch Wanless-O’Gowan born 29 Jul 1889 at Clonard was
baptised Anglican in 1904. He was educated at Charterhouse and
Sandhurst. He entered the army and was commissioned a 2nd Lt
in the Scottish Rifles, in 1909. He was seconded to the Royal Flying
Corps in 1915. He married Margaret Lettice Elizabeth Young in
1935 at Kensington. After the war he was appointed to the Air
Ministry and worked in Tokyo and Shanghai. He served again
during WW2 and retired with the rank of Wing Commander in 1941.
He and Margaret went to Australia in 1952 and Lynedoch died in
Perth, West Australia in 1971.
2 Phillida Mary Wanless Smith born 30 Nov 1890 at Clonard. Phillida
Wanless-O’Gowan married Charles Ralph Congreve 20 Jan 1914 at
Holy Trinity, Brompton. Charles was with the Durham Light Infantry
and the son of Walter Congreve of Hereford.
2 Edward John Shirley Smith born 14 Oct 1865 at Islanmore, Croom, Co
Limerick died a bachelor on 16 Jul 1887 at Clonard.
3 Son Smith stillborn on 1 Apr 1867 as Islanmore.
4 Son Smith stillborn on 23 Aug 1868 at Islanmore.
5 Daughter Smith born prematurely on 24 Dec 1869 at Islanmore who
survived but a few hours.
6 Daughter Smith born 1 Jun 1872 at Islanmore who survived but a few hours.
7 Son Smith stillborn on 29 May 1874 at Bray.
6 Francis Smith of 31 Rutland Square baptised at St Mary’s on 10 Dec 1835 died before
7 Angel Teresa Smith born 28 Feb 1838 at Rutland Square died of whooping cough in
8 Emily Smith eldest daughter 24 Jan 1841 married Robert Reeves on 31 Jan 1861 at St
Mary’s Church. Robert was a solicitor and the son of Samuel Spaight Reeves, solicitor
of Upper Mount Street.
9 Angel Jane Joanna Smith born 14 Apr 1842 at Rutland Square baptised at St Mary’s
died a spinster on 24 May 1918 at 32 Leeson Park.
10 Anne Thomasina (Annie Ina) Smith 25 Apr 1843 at Rutland Square baptised at St Marys.
She married John Wilson on 7 Apr 1864 at St Marys’ Church. John a lieutenant in the
Regiment of Infantry was the son of William Wilson of Westbury and was resident at
1 Thomas Henry Wilson born 1 Jan 1865 at Rutland Square.
11 Frances Alexandra (Fanny) Smith born 24 Jun 1845 at Rutland Square died 8 Oct 1855
12 Louisa Georgina Smith born 3 Mar 1849 at 31 Rutland Square. She married Thomas
Robert Gage on 4 Apr 1872 at St Stephen’s church Dublin. Thomas was the son of the
Rev Robert Gage, rectory of Desertoghill.
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