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John Smithwick

John Smithwick[1]

Male 1830 - 1891  (60 years)

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  • Name John Smithwick 
    Born 7 Aug 1830 
    Christened 8 Aug 1830  Church of Pallasgreen, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick, IE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Address 1865  Malka, Punjab, Pakistan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Part of the Umbeyla Campaign (Ambela Pass) 
    Address 24 Mar 1866  Guahati, Assam, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "Gowhatty"  
    Address 1868  Kalka, Haryana, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deployed with East India Company. Kalka was the starting station for the Kalka-Shimla railway, transporting the British to the summer capital of the Raj in Shimla. 
    Died 27 May 1891  Kilduff, Pallasgrean, Co. Limerick, IE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death certificate was registered on 8 Sep 1891. Cause of death "Asthma and heart disease, 12 months". Listed as "Army pensioner", and wife Kate was present at death.
    Person ID I15  Smithwick Family Tree | Smithwicks in Ireland
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2017 

    Father Michael Smithwick 
    Mother Mary Connell 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Carty  [2
    Married 12 May 1852  Cawnpore (Kanpur), Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Martha Smithwick,   b. 9 May 1859
     2. Robert William Smithwick,   b. 29 Nov 1862, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1863, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2017 18:56:16 
    Family ID F657  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catherine Bradshaw,   b. 12 Feb 1853, Kilduff, Pallasgreen Parish, Co. Limerick, IE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1915, Bristol, CT, US Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1871  Pallasgreen Parish, Co. Limerick, IE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John B. Smithwick,   b. 19 Feb 1872, Co. Tipperary, Tipperary, IE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1952, New Britain, CT, US Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Catherine Smithwick,   b. 19 Feb 1872, Co. Tipperary, IE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889, Co. Tipperary, IE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
    +3. Anne Martha Smithwick,   b. 23 Oct 1873, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick, IE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1962, Waterbury, CT, US Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +4. Robert C. Smithwick,   b. 31 Jul 1875, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick, IE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1950, Peck Lane, Cheshire, CT, US Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Edward Smithwick,   b. 11 Nov 1876, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick, IE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 5 1921  (Age 44 years)
    +6. Henry Edward Smithwick,   b. 11 Nov 1876, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick, IE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1963, FL, US Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     7. Peter Joseph Smithwick,   b. 18 May 1878, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick, IE Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Rebecca Smithwick,   b. 31 Aug 1879, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick, IE Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Joseph Peter Smithwick,   b. 19 May 1880,   d. 11 Mar 1946  (Age 65 years)
     10. William Michael Smithwick,   b. 21 Jan 1881, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick, IE Find all individuals with events at this location
    +11. William Francis Smithwick,   b. 6 Jan 1882, Oola, Co. Limerick, IE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1945, Bristol, CT, US Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     12. Margaret C. Smithwick,   b. 14 Feb 1885, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick, IE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1905, Bristol, CT, US Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    +13. Mary C. Smithwick,   b. 18 Aug 1886, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick, IE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1974, Thomaston, CT, US Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +14. Rebecca C. Smithwick,   b. 18 Aug 1886, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick, IE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1974, Thomaston, CT, US Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2015 09:49:40 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 May 1852 - Cawnpore (Kanpur), Uttar Pradesh, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAddress - Part of the Umbeyla Campaign (Ambela Pass) - 1865 - Malka, Punjab, Pakistan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAddress - "Gowhatty" - 24 Mar 1866 - Guahati, Assam, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAddress - Deployed with East India Company. Kalka was the starting station for the Kalka-Shimla railway, transporting the British to the summer capital of the Raj in Shimla. - 1868 - Kalka, Haryana, India Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Smithwick
    John Smithwick
    Photo shows Indian Mutiny Medal awarded (future Victoria Cross).

    Documents
    John Smithwick - birth and baptism certificate
    John Smithwick - birth and baptism certificate
    Birth and Baptism Certificate
    Diocese of Cashel Parish of Pallasgreen
    On examination of the Register of Baptisms of above Parish I certify that according to it John Smithwick was born on 7th day of Aug 1830, and was baptised according to the Rites of the Catholic Church on 8th day of Aug 1830 in the Church of Pallasgrean Co. Limerick by the Rev. PP.
    Parents Michael Smithwick Mary Connell
    Sponsors John Bradshaw Mary Meara
    Confirmed _____
    Married 12/2/1871
    Signed Philip Hickey PP
    Given this 11th day of Nov 1987 at the Parochial House - Pallasgreen - Co. Limerick
    Catherine Bradshaw and John Smithwick - marriage certificate
    Catherine Bradshaw and John Smithwick - marriage certificate
    Certificate of Marriage
    Diocese of Cashel Parish of Pallasgreen
    EXTRACT FROM THE MARRIAGE REGISTER
    John Smithwick - Kilduff and Catherine Bradshaw were married in the Church of Pallasgreen Co. Limerick according to the Rite of the Catholic Church, on the 12th day of Feby. 1871. The Witnesses were Thomas King and Mary Boyle
    Rev. Philip Hickey P.P.
    Date 11/11/1987
    Death Certificate - John Smithwick
    Death Certificate - John Smithwick
    John Smithwick enlistment records
    John Smithwick enlistment records
    John enlisted with the British Army in the 70th Regiment of Foot in 1847.

  • Notes 
    • From Catholic parish registers: "illeg"

      Based on the information that we have so far, one hypothesis is that the father was Michael Smithwick of Mount Catherine. The geography and timing fits, and the Connell name was associated with Mount Catherine: http://smithwickfamily.org/getperson.php?personID=I290&tree=smithwick

      Researching candidates for who his first wife were. Mary Carty is one -- https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGNV-9VS. As far as we know, there were only 2 John Smithwicks in Indian Army.

      Also researching candidates for children of first marriage. See:
      - Robert William Smithwick: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGG1-G61
      - May Humphries Smithwick: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGJM-HKY

      Received a pension in 1869. "Pension The undermentioned warrant officer is admitted to pension as specified opposite to his name Sub conductor J Smithwick of the army commissariat department 2s 6d a day as sergeant major payable in Europe This cancels GGO No 2 of Jan 6" in "Allen's Indian mail and register of intelligence for British and foreign India", p. 567.

  • Sources 
    1. [S71] Copies of testimonials and Correspondence for John Smithwick, (Collection of Robert J. Smithwick, Jr.).

    2. [S177] India Marriages, 1792-1948, (FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGNV-9VS.

    3. [S177] India Marriages, 1792-1948, (FamilySearch.org), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGNV-9VS.