Smythe, Thomas, 1st Viscount Strangford -1635)

Thomas Smythe was the son of Sir John Smythe of Ostenhanger and Ashford in Kent, High Sheriff of Kent, and Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John Fineux of Hawe in Herne, Kent. He inherited a considerable fortune from his father who was the son of Thomas Smythe, farmer of the customs to Queen Elizabeth I. Thomas married in or before 1621, Barbara daughter of Robert Sydney, Earl of Leicester by his first wife Barbara, daughter and heir of John Gamage of Coity in Glamorganshire. He was made a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Charles I in 1625, and was created Viscount Strangford in the peerage of Ireland 17 July 1628. He died 30 June 1635 aged 36.

Seat / Residence(s): Osthanger, Kent
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Smythe, Thomas, 1st Viscount Strangford  (Stamp 1) Crest: A leopard's head erased pellety collared chained and ringed
Arms: Quarterly of nine 1. A chevron engrailed between three lions passant gardant (Smythe) 2. A fess raguly between three boars heads couped (Judd) 3. Three lions rampant within a bordure (Chiche) 4. Two chevrons and a canton (Crioll) 5. A cross voided (Crevequer) 6. Five chevrons (Averenches [Avering?]) 7. A chevron between three cinquefoils (Chichele) 8. A cross lined (Apuldrefield) 9. On a chevron a mullet, a crescent for difference (Mirfine)
Quarterings: 1. A chevron engrailed between three lions passant gardant (Smythe) 2. A fess raguly between three boars heads couped (Judd) 3. Three lions rampant within a bordure (Chiche) 4. Two chevrons and a canton (Crioll) 5. A cross voided (Crevequer) 6. Five chevrons (Averenches [Avering?]) 7. A chevron between three cinquefoils (Chichele) 8. A cross lined (Apuldrefield) 9. On a chevron a mullet, a crescent for difference (Mirfine)
Heraldic Charges: boars heads (3), Heraldic Charges: bordure, Heraldic Charges: canton, Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: chevron engrailed between, Heraldic Charges: chevron, on a, Heraldic Charges: chevrons (2), Heraldic Charges: chevrons (5), Heraldic Charges: cinquefoils (3), Heraldic Charges: cross lined, Heraldic Charges: cross voided, Heraldic Charges: fess, Heraldic Charges: fess raguly between, Heraldic Charges: leopard's head, Heraldic Charges: lions passant (3), Heraldic Charges: lions passant gardant (3), Heraldic Charges: lions rampant (3) within, Heraldic Charges: mullet