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Dowthstown or Douthstown, Meath

Historical Description

DOWTHSTOWN, or DOUTHSTOWN, also called DOWESTOWN, a parish, in the barony of SKREEN, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 3½ miles (S. by E.) from Navan, on the river Boyne and the mail coach road from Dublin to Enniskillen; containing 283 inhabitants. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Meath, forming part of the union of Skreen; the rectory is impropriate in P. Metge, Esq. The tithes amount to £62, of which £41. 6. 8. is payable to the impropriator, and £20. 13. 4. to the vicar. The Hon. Gen. Taylor has a seat in the cottage style in a demesne of about 590 statute acres, of which about 240 are plantations.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1840 by Samuel Lewis

Civil Registration

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Land and Property

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