Smyth Family of Glenart, Blackrock and St Stephens Green, Dublin
Robert Smyth, junior of Stephens Green son of Robert Smyth and Rachel Weber, was a
Grocer and Wine Merchant. He married Martha Marks youngest daughter of late
Edward Marks of Cork on 19.09.1840 at St Bridget’s Church. Martha died 14.11.1858.
Robert's grandparents were Ferdinand and Rachel Weber, Harpiscord & Pianoforte
makers of 71 Marlborough Street whose instruments were distinguished for excellence
in materials, finish, and tone and who built the organs for St Werburghs and St
1 Robert William Smyth, eldest son married Caroline Matilda Millner, younger
daughter of James Millner, JP at Mountmellick Church on 19 .02.1868. Robert was
proprietor of the Ringsend Bottle Works. They lived in Donnybrook before moving
back to Westland Row.
1 Gerard Millner Smyth, second son, born 20.07.1870 at 56 Morehampton
Road was an engineer with the Goldenbuis Deep in Johannesburg. He
married Mary Elizabeth (May) eldest daughter of JD Spence of Anerly, Cowper
Road on 19.12.1902 at St Cyprian's Church, Durban, Natal.
2 James Millner Smyth, third son was an engineer with the Chief's Office, NGR,
Pietermaritzburg born 19.01.1873 at Donnybrook married Violet Frederica
Wiltshire on 14.04.1903.
3 Robert Millner born August 1876 at 3 Seaview terrace, Donnybrook was
superintendent of the Natal Durban Government Hospital. He was admitted
to the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in 1904.
2 Edward Weber Smyth born 10.10.1842 at 1 Westland Row 2nd son of Robert Smyth
and Martha Marks. He married Mary Isabella Davis aged 19 years daughter of Henry
Davis of Parsonstown on 25.09 1867 at Parsonstown Church. He was a Merchant of
7 St Stephens Green and Town Councillor for the Ward. Mary died in 5 Mar 1881 aged
33 at Glenart and was buried at Mount Jerome.
1 Temple Smyth born 02.12.1869 at 7 St Stephens Green North.
2 Son Smyth born 06.11.1870 at 7 Stephens Green.
3 Son Smyth born 28.05.1872 at 7 Stephens Green.
4 Spencer Smyth born 14.11.1873 at 7 Stephen’s Green.
5 Daughter Smyth born 13.02.1875 at 7 Stephens Green North.
6 Weber Smyth born 20.03.1876 at 7 Stephens Green North baptised at
7 Alfred Smyth born 15.05.1878 at Glenart, Blackrock, baptised at
8 Henry Smyth born 18.03.1879 at Glenart, Blackrock, baptised at
9 Godfrey Smyth born 16.05.1880 at Glenart, Blackrock baptised at
Edward secondly married his sister in law, Elizabeth Anna Davis youngest daughter of
Henry Davis of Parsonstown on 25.06.1886 at Neufchatel, Switzerland. Edward died on
23.05.1928 at Cuil Min, Sydney Avenue and was buried in Mount Jerome. Elizabeth died
26.12.1934 aged 78 at Tivoli House, late of Cuil Min.
10 Reginald Osborne Smyth MD born 24.11.1888 at Abbotsford, Park Avenue,
Sandymount. Reginald joined the RAMC and married Violet Cranwill daughter of
Thomas Butler Cranwill of 10 Montpelier Parade, Monkstown on 28.04.1915 at Kill
11 Lieut Donald Seymour Smyth youngest son born 05.11.1893 at Abbotsford, Park
Avenue, Sandymount. Donald of the Royal Irish Regiment was killed in action on
19.10.1914 at Le Pilly, France.
Robert secondly married Martha Hardcastle, younger daughter of the late Rev Charles Hardcastle of
Waterford on 11.03.1865 at the Congregational Church, Stretford, Manchester. Robert died 27.12.1892
aged 79 years at Knocksinna, Foxrock. Informant: Ion Herbert Smyth. Funeral to Mount Jerome.
3 Walter Mazier Smyth born 21.06.1872 at Duncairne Tce., Bray.
4 Sydney Hardcastle Smyth born 03.04.1875 at Knocksinna
5 Emily Muriel Smyth born 11.10.1876 at Knocksinna.
6 Adrian Holt Smyth born 10.07.1878 at Knocksinna.
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