Hugh Lyle Smyth

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Hugh Lyle Smyth (15 Nov 1834 – 25 May 1911) was a wealthy merchant and a JP who was appointed High Sheriff of Cheshire in 1895.[1]

He was born in Derry to Ross Thompson Smyth and Sarah Lyle.[2] He married Eliza Turner of Rusholme Park on 5 June 1862.[3] They had eleven children. Their family home was Crabwall Hall, in the village of Mollington, Cheshire. He had a large country house, Barrowmore Hall in Great Barrow, Cheshire, designed by the architect, John Douglas (1829–1911) and completed c. 1881.[4] His daughter Una Maud Lyle Smyth was a novelist who wrote under the name Marius Lyle.


  1. ^ London Gazette: no. 26606. p. 1455. 12 March 1895
  2. ^ Hugh Lyle Smyth at
  3. ^ Marriages at St James in the District of Rusholme, Manchester
  4. ^ Hubbard, Edward (1991), The Work of John Douglas, London: The Victorian Society, pp. 117–118, 252 ISBN 0-901657-16-6

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Ralph Brocklebank
High Sheriff of Cheshire
Succeeded by
Frederic James Harrison