'Smith10'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Smyth of Braco, Smythe of Methven, Smith of Rapness

(1) Commoners reports the tradition that this family "owes its origin to the Clan Chatan, being descended, it is asserted, from Neil Cromb, third son of Murdoch, of that clan, who flourished in the time of William the Lion" (who r. 1165-1214).
(2) Commoners spells the name "Smith" until later generations when it uses "Smythe". We mainly follow BLG1952 which uses "Smyth" then "Smythe".
Thomas Smyth (a 01.1477, apothecary to King James III)
1. Patrick Smyth of Braco, Perthshire
  A. William Smyth of Braco (a 1536, d before 1561)
  m. Agnes Scott (of family of Balwearie, relict of Christopher Snel of Balgarvie)
  i. Patrick Smyth of Braco (d 1604)
  m. Christian Haldane (dau of _ Haldane of Killour)
a. Alexander Smyth (dvp 1603)
  m. Margaret Oliver (dau of William Oliver, brother of laird of Pitfogo)
  (1) Patrick Smyth of Braco (d 25.04.1655)
  m1. (1618) Catherine Graham (dau of George Graham, Bishop of Orkney)
(A) Patrick Smyth of Braco, later of Methven (b 1627)
  m1. (1652) Anne Keith (dau of James Keith of Benholm, brother of 6th Earl Marischal)
  (i) Patrick Smythe (b 1655, dvp)
  m2. (1682) Janet Haldane (d 1725, dau of Mungo Haldane of Gleneagles)
  (ii) David (not Patrick) Smythe of Methven (b 1683, d 1732)
  m. (1707) Katherine Cochrane (d 1772, dau by Grizel Graham of William Cochrane, son of Lord William)
(a) David Smythe of Methven (b 24.06.1711, d 1764)
  m1. (1741) Mary Graham (dau of David (not James) Graham of Braco by Katherine Sterling)
  ((1)) David Smythe of Methven (b 17.01.1746, d 30.01.1806, Senator as Lord Methven)
  m1. (08.04.1772) Elizabeth Murray (d 30.06.1785, dau of Sir Robert Murray, Bart of Hillhead)
  ((A)) Robert Smythe of Methven (b 10.02.1778, dsp 05.10.1847, Convener of Perthshire, Lt. Colonel, 2nd son)
  m1. (05.04.1810) Mary Oswald (d 15.09.1814, dau of James Townsend Oswald of Dunnikier)
  m2. (06.02.1817) Susan Renton Muir-Mackenzie (dsp 1852, dau of Sir Alexander Muir-Mackenzie, 1st Bart of Delvine)
  ((B))+ other issue - David (b 1775, dvp 1798), James (b 1779, d 1802)
  m2. (02.08.1794) Euphemia Amelia Murray (d 1845, dau of Mungo Murray of Lintrose by Cecilia Lygon of Brigton)
((D)) William Smythe of Methven (b 23.01.1803, d 1892, Convener of Perthshire, 5th son) had issue
  m1. (09.08.1838) Margaret Walker (d 17.12.1846, dau of James Walkerof Westminster)
  m2. (20.12.1849) Emily Oswald (d 13.11.1902, dau of Gen. Sir John Oswald of Dunnikier)
  ((E)) Patrick Murray Smythe (b 03.12.1804, d 23.01.1872, rector of Rolihull, canon of Worcester) had issue
  m. (06.08.1844) Anne Gertrude Mynors (d 04.1860, dau of Robert Edward Eden Mynors of Weatheroak Hall)
((F)) Katherine Campbell Smythe (b 1799, d 25.12.1880)
  m. (17.07.1827) David Boyle of Shewalton (d 04.02.1853, Lord President)
  ((G))+ other issue - George (b 1797, d 1834), Cecilia (b 1800, d unm 1867)
  ((2)) Margaret Smythe
  m. George Oswald in Glasgow
((3)) daughter (dsp)
  m2. (sp) Katharine Campbell (dau of Patrick Campbell, 'Lord Monzie')
  (b) Christian Smythe
  m. (1744) John Craigie of Dumbarnie
  (c)+ other issue - Graham (d young, Captain), George (d unm)
  (iii) Patrick Smythe (4th son)
  m. Elizabeth Strasburg (dau of _ Strasburg, Colonel of the Russian Army)
  (iv) Margaret Smythe
  m. (mcrt 22.12.1701) Sir Thomas Moncrieff of Moncrieff (bpt 03.10.1678, d 10.1738)
(v) Katherine Smythe
  m. John Campbell of Glenlyon (b c1675, d 1746)
  (vi)+ other issue - Mungo (dsp), John (d unm)
  (B) Andrew Smith had issue
  m. _ Stewart of Burgh
  (C) Catharine Smith
  m1. John Cowan of Tailor Town
  (i) Katharine Cowan
  m. Sir William Graham of Braco
  m2. John Drummond (minister of Monedy)
  (ii)+ other issue - David (treasurer of Bank of Scotland), John (physician in Edinburgh)
  (D) Marian Smith
  m. Patrick Monteith of Egilshaw
(E) Barbara Smith
  m. John Gibson (minister of Haline)
  (F) Jean Smith
  m. Richard Murray of 'Scotscalder' (brother of the laird of Pennyland)
  (G) Margaret Smith
  m. James Drummond of Drummonderinoch
(H)+ other issue - Henry (dvp Marston Moor 1664), George (dvpsp)
  m2. (1639) Margaret (sb Jean?) Stewart (dau of Henry Stewart of Killinan)
  (J) John Smith of Huips
  (K) David Smith of Barnhill
  m1. Isobel Mercer (dau of Laurence Mercer of Pitteuchar)
  m2. Margaret (or Barbara?) Bruce (dau of George Bruce of Cultamlundy)
David's wives are as reported in the source used for information on the Bruce's of Cultamalundy. Whilst TCB (vol 4, 'Thriepland or Threipland') identifies Katherine's mother as Barbara, dau of Alexander Bruce of Cultmalindy, the dates make it seem more likely that she was a generation later (i.e. dau of Alexander's son George). As she was the eldest daughter, all of the daughters must have been of David's 2nd marriage.
  (i) Katharine Smith (d 18.03.1762)
  m1. _ Williamson of Perth
  m2. (1707) Sir David Threipland of Fingask
  (ii) daugher
  m. Patrick Davidson of Woodmell, Provost
  (iii)+ 2 daughters (d unm)
  (L) Alexander Smith had issue
  (M) William Smith (parson of Moneydie)
  m. ?? (dau of Arthur, Bishop of Galloway)
(i) James Smith of Eitherney (surgeon)
  (N) Agnes Smith
  m. Patrick Graham (Colonel)
  m3. Margaret Anderson
  (O)+ 3 daughters (dsp)
  (2) Andrew Smith of Rapness, Orkney
  (A) George Smith of Rapness
  m. Anne Graham (dau of Patrick Graham of Inch Braco)
  (i) daughter
  m. Sir William Keith of Ludquhairn (d c1700)
  (ii) daughter
  m. _ Leith of Aberdeen
  (B) Patrick Smith had issue
  m. ?? (dau of Arthur, Bishop of Galloway)
  b. Eupham Smyth

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Smythe of Methven), Commoners (vol i, Smythe of Methven Castle)
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