Their two sons:
1. James Smyth of Lisnegarby married (his cousin?) Frances Dowdall, daughter of Edward Dowdall of Montown. The son of this marriage was Edward Smyth (1662-1720) (Rt. Reverend) Bishop of Down who married (1696) his cousin, Elizabeth Smith (Smyth), elder daughter of the Rt. Reverend Edward Smith/Smyth - Smyth of Mount Henry.
SMYTH, Edward (1662-1720) b. 1662 Lisburn; Died 16 Oct 1720 at Bath. ed. by Mr Thomas Haslam; TCD Sch. 1678, BA 1681, Fellow 1684, MA 1684, LLB 1687, BD 1694, DD 1696. Chapl. Constantinople and Smyrna 1689-93; Chapl. to King William III 1693; Donegall Lect. TCD 1694; Dean of St Patrick's Cath. 1695-9; Vice Chancellor TCD 1697; Bishop of Down 1699-1720 s. of James and Frances (nee Dowdall), of Lisburn; m (1) 15 Feb 1696 Elizabeth (died June 1706), dau. of Right Rev. William Smith, Bishop of Kilmore 1693-9. Issue: William, b. 1697, d 1700; Edward, b 1704; 2 daughters; m (2) Apr. 1710 The Hon Mary Skeffington, dau. of Clotworthy Skeffington, Viscount Massereene and Rachel Hungerford. Issue: Skeffington Randal; James, MP for Antrim; another son; Rachel; another daughter.
James Smyth (MP for Antrim) was born in about 1715 and died in 1771. He married (1742) Mary Agar, daughter of James Agar and Mary Wemyss. They had the following children:
source: Luke Tyerman, The Life and
Times of John Wesley volume 3
A clergyman of the Church of Ireland, Dr. Edward Smyth was ejected from his curacy for supporting the Methodists. Expelled from the Established Church, he laboured as an itinerant and was introduced to John Wesley in the Isle of Man in 1777.
In 1779 Smyth moved to Bath in Somerset for the sake of his wife's health and was invited to preach at the Methodist Chapel. This caused a dispute between Wesley and the preacher, Alexander McNab, which resulted in McNab's expulsion from the Connexion for a time. Smyth returned to Ireland but in 1782 became one of Wesley's clerical assistants in London. In 1786 he was appointed minister of the Bethesda Chapel in Dublin, where he caused a division in the Methodist Society. He later moved to Manchester where he was curate of the churches of St. Luke's and St. Clement's.
cit. + John Pawson, A Chronological
Catalogue of all the Travelling Preachers (1795)
McNab (1745-97) was born in
Perthshire, Scotland. He joined the itinerancy in 1766
and laboured with great success in circuits across the
country. He was well regarded by Wesley who nevertheless
expressed concern over McNab's inabilty to accept
In 1779 McNab embarked on a tour of England to raise money to cover the cost of repairing the Edinburgh Chapel. While in Bath, he publicly disputed Wesley's right to invite the Anglican minister Dr Edward Smyth to preach in the Methodist Chapel. He argued that preachers were appointed by the Conference and that Wesley had no right to impose Anglican clergymen on them. It was only after a personal visit by both John and Charles Wesley that the defiance of his will by McNab and his supporters was ended. McNab was expelled from the Connexion but was reinstated in 1780, much to Charles Wesley's disgust. McNab retired from the itinerancy in 1782 and ended his days as the pastor of an independent congregation in Sheffield, Yorkshire.
Research into the marriage and family of F. Arthur Smyth (Archbishop of Dublin) and Elizabeth Bonfoy
Elizabeth Bonfoy was the daughter of Nicholas Bonfoy - (2nd Party to the deed mentioned below). Research indicates that her mother was Elizabeth Hale (d. March, 1763).
Elizabeth Martha Bonfoy (cousin of Elizabeth Bonfoy (Smyth) daughter of Nicholas) was the daughter of Thomas Bonfoy and was born in about 1748 in Huntingdonshire. She married John Roper (Rooper) of Berkhemstead Castle, son of Godolphin Roper and Mary Anne Harris. As Nicholas Bonfoy's daughter, Elizabeth (Bonfoy) Smyth, died in 1771, her cousin, Elizabeth Martha Bonfoy, was heiress. This indicates that Elizabeth Bonfoy Smyth was either an only child ... or only surviving child until she died in 1771.
1851 marriage listing ... source - August 14, in St. Thomas's Church, Dublin, the Rev. Wm. CONNOR, eldest son of the Rev. John MAGEE, late vicar of Drogheda, to Anne NISBITT second daughter of the Rev. Chas. Smith, late rector of Arklow, and grand-daughter of the late Archbishop of Dublin.
Freeman Journal, Dublin, Ireland 6 Dec 1763 marriage noted: The Rev. Mr. William Nesbitt of Mullingar to the most agreeable Mrs. Smyth of Anville in the County of Westmeath.
Obituaries - Limerick Chronicle 2nd January 1850 - At Egmont Villa, Kanturk, on Thursday morning, at the advanced age of 90, Dorothea Julia, relict of the late Mathew Blood Smyth, of Castle Fergus, county of Clare, Esq., and great grand-daughter of Dr. Smyth, formerly Bishop of Limerick, and grand niece to Dr. Smyth, formerly Archbishop of Dublin.
Noted aslo from http://www2.unil.ch/acvs/F/bull_00_publ2.html