Catherine Dopping was born in 1773, and married a “commoner”, James Smith of Culray in Longford. Her brother Ralph Dopping married a Catherine Smyth of Grousehall, whose sister Mary married a Phillip Hourican, from whom we are descended.
(Corrected – it did read John Smith, in fact it was James Smith)
I assume this is the confusion between whether Catherine Dopping was of Culray or Grousehall, the two Catherines were of the same time, one marrying into the Dopping family, and the other a Dopping marrying out of it.
According to Frank Collumb in his book “The Lough Gowna Valley” as a result of this marriage which was scandalous for a landed lady to marry a commoner, the Dopping family refused to call any girl Catherine as a result.
However, the STIRNET has Catherine down as unmarried, meaning she would be unmarried according to the Church of Ireland, but probably was married in a Catholic chapel, and may even have converted. I have her family tree:
JAMES SMITH born abt 1770 married CATHERINE DOPPING born 1773 the daughter
of Landed Gentry. They lived in Culray with children;
. [GEN 1 Family 01] PATRICK SMITH born abt 1805 who was transported to AUSTRALIA for buring turf;
.[GEN 1 Family 02] BRIDGET SMITH born abt 1810 married JAMES JONES of Dring and had children;
..[GEN 2 Family 02/01]David JONES,
..[GEN 2 Family 02/02]Patrick JONES
..[GEN 2 Family 02/03]Francis JONES
..[GEN 2 Family 02/04]Catherine JONES
..[GEN 2 Family 02/05]John JONES
..[GEN 2 Family 02/06]Bridget JONES
..[GEN 2 Family 02/07]Mary JONES.
[GEN 1 Family 03] JAMES SMITH born abt 1810 married Ann Reilly born 1813 – they lived in Culray with
..[GEN 2 Family 03/01] Mary SMITH born 1841 married THOMAS HOURICAN (brother of Phillip Hourican of Dunbeggan? WHO ARE THEIR ISSUE?),
..[GEN 2 Family 03/02] Philip born 1844,
..[GEN 2 Family 03/03] Patrick SMITH born 1846 married ANNE JONES of Dring they lived in Culray with children;
…[GEN 3 Family 03/03/01] James SMITH born 1887
…[GEN 3 Family 03/03/02]William Joseph SMITH born 1889 who married Ann Quinn who was a teacher from
Aughnagarron, Dring, they lived in Culray with children;
….[GEN 4 Family 03/03/02/01]Anna SMITH,
….[GEN 4 Family 03/03/02/02]Rosie SMITH,
….[GEN 4 Family 03/03/02/03]Patrick SMITH
….[GEN 4 Family 03/03/02/04]Sean SMITH
..[GEN 2 Family 04]ANNE born 1847 married Peter SULLIVAN of Aughakilmore and had children,
…[GEN 3 Family 04/01]Brigid SULLIVAN born 1877 married Willy REILLY and had children.
….[GEN 3 Family 04/01/01]Patrick REILLY,
….[GEN 3 Family 04/01/02]Liam REILLY
….[GEN 3 Family 04/01/03]Peter REILLY
….[GEN 3 Family 04/01/04]Catherine REILLY
all born in Aughakilmore.
Peter born 1878 married Bridget SMITH of Fostra and had children.
John, Peter, Anna, Patricia and James.
James born 1850
Brigid born 1852 married Bartholomew QUINN of Aghadowry and had children,
Mary Ann born 1887 and Bridget born 1888, Thomas born 1855
THOMAS SMITH born abt 1815 married Margaret SULLIVAN in 1847 (my gt
grandparents) they lived in Culray with children;
JAMES born 1848
Mary Ann born 1849
Patrick born 1853
Brigid born 1855
Thomas born 1857
Rose born 1859 went to USA
Michael born 1862
Peter born 1864
Margaret born 1867 married Thomas Kiernan of the Dring area who was supposed
to have been a widowed Tanner.
**JOHN SMITH born 1852 married Mary SHERIDAN born 1884 Legga (my grandparents)
lived in Culray with children;
***Mary born 1913
***Anne born 1915 married Eugene Stakem (my parents) (Christine Dobson, source, email@example.com)
***John born 1917
***Thomas born 1919
***Rose born 1922