All Lewis entries for Newtown



Newtown

More information on Samuel Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)
Accompanying Lewis map for Meath

NEWTOWN

NEWTOWN, a parish, in the barony of LOWER KELLS, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 3 miles (N. by E.) from Kells, on the road from Bailieborough, by Navan, to Dublin ; containing 217 inhabitants. It is bounded on the west by a small river, which runs into the Blackwater at Bloomsbury ; and it comprises 1010- statute acres of tolerably good land, chiefly in tillage. Newtown, formerly belonging to the Meredyth family, is now the residence of Mrs. Groves. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Meath, united by act of council, in 1802, to the rectories of Kilbeg, Emlagh, and Robertstown, together constituting the union of Newtown, every third presentation to which is in the Bishop, and the other two in the Crown, The tithes amount to £66, and the gross value of the benefice, inclusively of the glebe, to £462. 10. The glebe-house was built in 1811, at an expense of £1384, of which £100 was a gift and £600 a loan from the late Board of First Fruits : the glebe comprises 20 acres, valued at £50 per annum, The church of the union, an ancient edifice, is in Kilbeg, In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Stahalmock.

ROBERTSTOWN

ROBERTSTOWN, a parish, in the barony of LOWER KELLS, county of MEATH, and province of LEINSTER, 2- miles (S. W.) from Nobber, on the road to Kells ; containing 335 inhabitants, This parish comprises 1640 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act ; the land is of good quality and chiefly in pasture. It is a rectory, in the diocese of Meath, forming part of the union of Newtown: the tithes amount to £76. 10, In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Stahalmock. About 90 children are educated in two private schools.


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