Monday, 24 January 2011

The Forgotten Colony

Mark Thompson has kindly sent me a most interesting publication entitled Sir Thomas Smith's Forgotten English Colony Of The Ards And North Down In 1572.

Mark runs an excellent blog with lots of historical information about the Ards Peninsula and more.

Sir Thomas Smith (23 December 1513 – 12 August 1577) was an English scholar and diplomat; and his attempts to settle the Ards proved unsuccessful.

For his contemporary spelled "Thomas Smythe" or "Thomas Smith" (1522-1591), see Customer Smythe, antecedent of the Viscounts Strangford.

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