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John Smiddy

Death 25 Mar 1851 (aged 37-38)
Burial Killeagh, County Cork, Ireland
Memorial ID 62205049 · View Source
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4 - Cross: Erected by Rev. Richard Canon SMIDDY P.P. Aghada in memory of his mother Hanora/Honora wife of Pierce/Pierse SMIDDY of Ballymakeigh/Ballymakey who died July 12th 1875 aged 91 years.

Also of his brothers, John died March 25th 1851, aged 38 years, Michael died March 8th 1857 aged 37 yrs, Lawrence died January 22nd 1847 aged 20 years, and Pierce/Pierse died December 25th 1854 aged 25 years.

Sons of PIERSE SMIDDY (Ballyhonock) (b. 1780/81- d. 15/10/1827) died age 46yrs.
HANORA KENNEDY (Knockane)(b. 1783/84- d. 12/07/1875) died aged 91yrs.
They moved to Ballymackeigh/makeagh more? They had a family of ?8 sons and 1 daughter.

Brother of
1. Rev. RICHARD D. Canon SMIDDY p.p. (Aghada)
(20/07/1811-11/06/1878) died aged 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.

2. 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)

3. LAWRENCE SMIDDY (1826/27-22/01/1847) died aged 20yrs.

4. 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.

married (16/02/1854)
JOHN AHERN (Ballydonagh,Dungourney)

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  • Maintained by: A. Smiddy
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 62205049
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Smiddy (1813–25 Mar 1851), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62205049, citing Killeagh Burial Ground, Killeagh, County Cork, Ireland ; Maintained by A. Smiddy (contributor 47408364) .