Smiddys of KILLEAGH, Co.Cork



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 84 

m MARY BRIDE (1755/56 - 09/01/1816) died aged 60

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 70 

m JOHN BRIDE  (b.?  d.?)


4. RICHARD SMIDDY (b. 1747/48-d. 08/01/1832) 

m MARY BRIDE (b. 1755/56- d. 09/01/1816)

Their children/paístí  were-

5. PIERSE SMIDDY (Ballyhonock) (b. 1780/81- d. 15/10/1827) age 46 

m HANORA KENNEDY (Knockane)(b. 1783/84- d. 12/07/1875) aged 91

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)

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).

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 38

6. MICHAEL SMIDDY (1819/20-(03/03/1857) died aged 38 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 20

6. PIERSE SMIDDY (1828/29-05/12/1854) died aged 25

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 m (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 33 m MARY MAHONY (Ballynatting)

Many thanks to Kevin F. Hunt (a relation of the above family) for the above information .