townland
Baile an Bhlácaigh
genitive: Bhaile an Bhlácaigh
validated name
(Irish)
Blakestown
(English)

Glossary

English townland, town, homestead

Centrepoint

53.8379, -6.54308 latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1301
Blakeston
Plea Roll 1301 (Lú) Leathanach: 54: 44
1540
Blakestowne
Ir. Mon. Poss. Leathanach: 225
1552
Blakestowne
F Leathanach: 1134
1608
Blakeston
Chan. Pl. Leathanach: O 113
1626
Blakestone
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 6
1628
Blakeston
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 14
1655
Blackstowne
DS
1658
Blackestowne
Inq. LP Leathanach: 28
1659
Blakes towne
Cen. Leathanach: 471
1660c
Blackstowne
BSD Leathanach: 261
1685
Blackstowne
Hib. Del.
1739-41
Blakstown
Corn Cen. Leathanach: 268
1777
Blakestown
TS
1836
Blakestown
AL
1836
baile bhlathac, a proper name
the town of An Blácach An Blácach - ¾n sloinne Blác(a) (le Blak).
OK & OC:AL

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