JAMES SMYTH was born in Ireland about 1869.

Son of Michael Smyth, Lather, and Catherine (ref. his death certificate) or Ann (ref. his second marriage certificate) Lee.

James' occupation was Lath Splitter/Maker.

CATHERINE BYRNE was born in Ireland about 1865.

Daughter of William O'Byrne, Distillery Labourer, and Bridget Morrisey.

James and Catherine emigrated to England some time between 1889 and 1894. They moved to Glasgow between 1896 and 1900. They are at 70 Carrick Street in Glasgow on the 1901 census.


  1. Patrick Smyth, probably born in Ireland about 1886.

    Patrick is not with the family on the 1901 census. He was the informant on his father's death in 1934. His age is estimated from his own death certificate - he died at 34 Iona Road, Dunfermline, on the 11th of April 1964. According to the death certificate, he was married to Catherine Watson.

  2. Anne Smyth, born at 29 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin, on the 28th of August, 1889.
    Anne married James Carmichael, son of John Carmichael and Mary Paton Bain.
  3. William Patrick Smyth, born in England about 1894.

    William married Mary Laverty. He died at 5 Wedderburn Street, Dunfermline on the 14th of December 1955. His occupation was Steel Fixer.

  4. Catherine Smyth, born in England about 1896.
  5. Martha Smyth, born in Glasgow about 1900.
  6. Bridget O'Byrne Smyth, born about 1907.
  7. Bridget married John Keir Thomson (b.c. 1903) of Main Street, Cairneyhill, Labourer, son of John Keir Thomson and Jessie Wilson, at 5 Transy Place on the 29th of August 1930. Bridget was a Rubber Worker at the time of her marriage and lived at 69 Golfdrum Street.

  8. Mary Smyth
  9. Not confirmed, but Mary Smyth was witness to Bridget's marriage, and was living at the same address.

Catherine died at 93 Golfdrum Street, Dunfermline, on the 8th of November 1920.

James remarried, to Helen Lambert. Her name on the marriage certificate is Helen Gibson, daughter of Robert Lambert and Barbara Croft(?). The marriage took place at the Catholic Church, Dunfermline, on the 18th of September 1922.

James died at 26 Guildhall Street, Dunfermline, on the 9th of January 1934. The informant was his son Patrick.