Albert E.S. Smythe
Albert Ernest Stafford Smythe was born on December 27, 1861 at Gracehill, Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland (now part of Northern Ireland). On his father’s side he could claim German ancestry, while his mother was the last of the direct line of an old Irish family, the Carys of Redcastle. It is interesting to note that early in his writing career he occasionally used “Grace Hill” as one of his pseudonyms. Ben Madighan was another nom-de-plume, borrowed from the name of a small mountain not far from his place of birth. In 1872 the family moved from the village of Gracehill to the town of Ballymena. They moved again in 1876 to the city of Belfast. more . . .
The above chapter titled "Albert E. S. Smythe" taken from Theosophy in Canada by Ted G. Davy