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Raystown
(English)

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53.5036, -6.42913 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1403
Rayestoun
GRANT, for good service, to Henry Strangwys of custody all lands [etc.] in Rathcrossan and Grenok, and also 30 acres of land in Rayestoun near Ratoath, co. Meath; [to have] for life, without rendering anything.
Cal. ICR
1538-9
Grayston ows. Rayeston ors. Kayeston
CPCR
1540c
Rowiston
Liberi tenentes … <br> Et quod Walterus Delahide … Rowiston <br> … Simon Bereford … Molynam … <br> Newton … Et quod Christoferus Plunkett … Mershallmore … <br> … Simon Bereford … Kyllerowe … <br> … idem Simon … Cabbragh … Harrottiston <br> … in villa de Rathtouth … Terre vocate Mawdelyns … Ratowth 40 acre terre … vocate Mawdelyns Crown Survey 61
Crown Surv.
1572
Reveston?
Lease…to Michael Fitzwilliams esq…The rectory of Donamore and the lands of Knockboy, Reveston, Wotton, Mughoreston, much Roberteston, little Roberteston, Taylforston alias Newton alias Ailfordeslonde alias Tylners-landes, and little Buleston co. Meath, … The site of the manor of Donamore and lands, a watermill and land called Myllstricke alias Myll meedstryke in Donamore, land of Much Bulleston and Newton, co. Meath… Maintaining one English horseman and two archers on the manor of Donamore. Provided that he shall not assign without license, nor let to any not of English nation, and shall not charge coyne ' or other exactions. F 2168
F
1575
Raieston
(2268). Lease, under queen's letter, 16 Ap., 1574, to Jasper English. Horsey, esq. ; of the tithes of corn, hay, and turf, of the long tithe of the parish of Rathtowth, extending to ...Pecobeston, both the Glascanes, Raieston, Golding's land, and Rathecoules land, our Ladie land by Rywen crosse, land in Much Ballibyn in the holding of Ann Begge, co. Meath (leased by Henry, abbot of S. Thomas the martyr, xx. Hen. VIII.,… F 2579
F
1599
?Roweston
Grant to Nicholas Taaff, of Athclare, of 15 acres of arable land in Roweston, called Bridocke, in the county of Meath. CPCR (Morrin II) 518
CPCR
1669
Raestown (Thomas [Plunket])
Thomas [Plunket], Raestown, co. Meath <br> Prerogrative Wills 379
Prerogative Wills
1671
Rayestowne
20. THOS. COOTE and HENRY FLOWER esqrs… In Rayestowne, 74 a…bar. Ratoath…<br> in Mallafine, 84 a…in Ballymade, 14 a… in the same, 14. a…bar. Duleeke, ASE 228
ASE
1693c
Rayestowne (Harlochstowne & ...)
WIL' COM' LIMERICK, & CHRIST' В ARO de SLANE tinct'fuer*, de alta prodicon … MAT BAROdeTRIMLESTOWNE, MAT'BARNEWAL & ANTH' MULLEDY MIL … baro deTrimlestowne seis' fuit …Howhaggard [Newhaggard?]345acre … in … Moyfenragh … Assy 226 acr’ … Assye, Ballinter 2 acr’ … White cross lane … in Deece …Laggunhall & Clowestowne 31 acr’ … in … Duleeke … Harlochstowne & Rayestowne … 148 acr’ … Archestowne, Knockboy, Meltowne & Hacklockstowne … Fleene al’ Fitz-Lyons, Grenagh in bar. Ratoath … Pranestowne … in … Skreen … Vessingstowne 120 acr’ … Lushtowne 180 acr … Davidstown 30 acr’ … in … Dunboyne … Robertstowne 160 acr’ … Johnstowne 100 acr’ …Woodtowne 180 acr’ … Greenoge 180 acr’ … Fidalfe-Balfe 120 acr’… Fidalfe-Rochford 160 acr’ … Logh 50 acr’, Dunreagh 80 acr’ … Ballymalaughlin 80acr’, Ballytrasny 260 acr’, Cookstowne 140 acr’ … Kileglan 460 acr… Inq. Gul. & Mar. 2
Inq.
1703
Rayestowne
51. GEORGE LOWTHER of Killrew, esq., 12th June 1703…The townand lands of Glascairnes, 294 a…Baltrasney, 20 a…Birford’s part of Harlockstowne, 1 a… of commonage on Baltrasney and Harlockstowne.—in Rayestowne, 2 a…bar. Ratoath <br> …in BallymcLoghlin, 2 a…in Dunsaghlin, 1 a…in Flemingstowne…in Newtown of Trym, 1a…bar. Deece, same co—the estate of Ignatius Birford, attainted. Forf. Est. 382
Forf. Est.
1703
Rayestowne
36. EDWARD RILEY of Dublin, esq…The town and lands of Prantstowne, 231 a.; bar. Screene…<br> a moiety of Rayestowne, 74 a…Archerstowne, 140 a…in Miltowne, 72 a…in Grenoge, 9 a. ; bar. Ratoath…<br> the estate of Mathew Barnwall of Archerstowne, attainted, which, having been granted to Joost Earl of Albemarle, were conveyed by him…to said Riley Forf. Est. 387
Forf. Est.
1836
Raystown
Map 1723:AL Leathanach: Mí100,66
1836
Racetown or Raystown
Lease:AL Leathanach: Mí100,66
1836
Rayestowne
DS:AL Leathanach: Mí100,66
1836
Bail' an rása
pl:AL Leathanach: Mí100,66
1836
Bail' an rása
OC:AL Leathanach: Mí100,66
1836
town of Ray (Mr Ray)
OD:AL Leathanach: Mí100,66
1836
Raystown
OD:AL Leathanach: Mí100,66

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