townland
Baile Driú Mór
genitive: Bhaile Driú Mór
non-validated name
(Irish)
Drewstown Great
(English)

Glossary

English townland, town, homestead
English great, big

Centrepoint

53.6644, -6.95084 latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1575
Druiston
Pardon to Oliver Plunket, of Rathmore, co. Meath, knt.. Gerald Plunket, of Irishton, Tho. Plunket, of Kenanston, Gerald Plunket, of Bollyes, Tho. Plunket, of Druiston, Edw. Betaghe, of Rathhalron. and Tho. Faye.—1 Sept., xvii. F 2677
F
1599
Drueston (Christ. Pluncket)
Conveyance whereby Richard Plunkett, of Rathmore, in the county of Meath ; Geo. Cusack, of Ratharon … Henry Plunckett, of Newton ; James Cusack, of Navan, in the county of Meath, granted and confirmed to Christopher Pluncket, of Killalon ; James Dillon, of Moymet; John Sarsfield, of Turmings; Patrick Cusack, of Rathbran, and William Wesley, of Dengen, the manors, towns, and lands of Kilskirr, Ballicullen, Milton, Ballenavilanaugh, Johnestowne, Robinston, Bolton, Harteston, Newton, of Duleke, in the county of Meath ; the mills of Drueston and Kenles … the wood of Cloncat, in the county of Meath, CPCR (Morrin II) 526-7
CPCR
1630
much Drueston
Ric’ Plunckett seis’ fuit de maner, vil’…de much Drueston & little Drueston…. Inq.CI 60
Inq.
1655-7
Great Drusetowne
DS
1655-7
Great Drusetowne
Plunkett of Tat==rath Ir: pap:
DS (P, TCD)
1660c
Great Dencetowne
Plunkett of Tatrath. 78.
BSD
1667
Great Drewestowne
Capt. THOMAS TANDY Great Drewestowne, 185…Little Drewestowne, 189 a in Girley, 100 a.— Gilbertstowne, 70 a… bar. Kells, co. Meath ASE 82
ASE
1684
Drewstown
Thos. [Tandy], Drewstown, co. Meath. <br> Prerogrative Wills 449
Prerogative Wills
1727
Drustown
(Leet of Ballynamonas, Wade of Clonobrany) part of the lands of Galleastown called Ballanamona, Lougherew, Davies of Drustown CGn. 54.117.35097
CGn.
1741
Drewstown
John [Tandy], Drewstown, co. Meath. <br> Prerogrative Wills 449
Prerogative Wills
1781
Drewstown
William [Rotheram], Drewstown,co. Meath. <br> Prerogrative Wills 407
Prerogative Wills
1795
Drewstown
Joseph M‘Veagh, Drewstown, co. Meath.<br> Prerogrative Wills 309
Prerogative Wills
1801
Drewstown
Jas. [Hamilton], the younger, Drewstown. <br> Prerogrative Wills 213
Prerogative Wills
1836
Drewstown Big
BS:AL Leathanach: Mí035,29
1836
Great Druistown
HCSV:AL Leathanach: Mí035,29
1836
Drewstown
Larkin (Mí):AL Leathanach: Mí035,29
1836
Drewstown
List of Voters 1832:AL Leathanach: Mí035,29
1836
Great Drewstown
TAB:AL Leathanach: Mí035,29
1836
Great Drucetowne
DS Ref.:AL Leathanach: Mí035,29
1836
Greate Drusetowne
DS Map:AL Leathanach: Mí035,29
1836
Little Drucetowne
DS Ref.:AL Leathanach: Mí035,29
1836
Little Drusetowne
DS Map:AL Leathanach: Mí035,29
1836
Drueston
Inq. J I:AL Leathanach: Mí035,29
1836
Drueston
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: Mí035,29
1836
Drewstown Great
OD:AL Leathanach: Mí035,29

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