civil parishtownland
Teampall na Móna
genitive: Theampall na Móna
non-validated name
(Irish)
Moorechurch
(English)

Glossary

móin, mónaidh
English bogland
English church

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    Is aistriúchán í an fhoirm Ghaeilge
    Rinne an scoláire Paul Walsh cur síos ar an logainm seo (Leaves of History, lch.70): ‘The designation is not derived from Edward Moore of Mellifont, or his descendants, in whose possession the temporalities of the church were after the year 1579. It is centuries older than the advent of these Moores to Ireland… The earliest reference to the parish known is that found in the Papal Taxation of 1302: ‘church de Mora…’ The form of this entry shows that Mora is a local, not a personal name. Again we have ‘Robert Saresfeld of Mora’ at date 1357 in the Gormanstown Register … The name appears as a local designation also in Scotland, and in England, as in the following: ‘canonry and prebend of Mora, in the church of London, value 12 marks’… The word is an early form of the English word moor Latinised.’

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Historical references

1531
Morchurche (William Penteny of ... tanner)
The following have sold hides contrary to statute:—(2) John Finglas of Trim, tanner (sold 6 at 4s. each to Gyllese O Kynelan of Birgesend on 10 July 1531), Walter Tanner of Trim, tanner(3) (sold 3 for 4s. each on same day to Cornelius alias Cannor Schomaker of Trim), Bryan O'Byrne of Stydalt, tanner (sold 6 for 4s. each to Nicholas Connyll of Dameston on 7 July 1531), Connor Shoemaker of Tryme, tanner (sold 4 at 4s. each on same day), Richard Skolloke of Kentyston, tanner(3) (sold 4 for 4s. each to Nicholas Connyll of Dameston on 16 May 1531), Peter Sparke of Rathowthe, tanner (sold 3 at 4s. each to Nicholas Andro of Cloneny, shoemaker, on 16 June 1531), William Bresyll of Dunboyn (sold 6 for 4s. each to Roger McGlynn of Gerrardeston(4) on 11 June 1531), Patick Rede of Kylleyn, tanner(3) (sold 6 at 4s. each to Dermitius Doone of Belper on 12 May 1531), William Penteny of Morchurche, tanner(3) (sold 4 at 35 4s. each on 11 July 1531), & William Callan of Dyweleke, tanner (sold 6 at 4s.
Cal. Inq.
1540-1
Morechirch
(Thos. Cusake)
Ir. Mon. Poss.
1540c
Morechurch
Rectoria de Morechurch <br> Ecclesia parochialis de Morechurch … in villata de Morechurch … Moymurdre et Irysshton, Sarcefyldeston, Rychardston et Kenok, Lestornan… Mullaghtelyn … Kynodeston, Clowtheston et Leganhale … Rathallen … Dardeston … Cryklotteston … (Wm. Peyntney clericus vicarus … Thomas Saresfylde … Crown Survey 34, 35
Crown Surv.
1546
Moorechurch
Athboy, Trymletson, Moorechurch, Gilbertston, Horsyngston, and Ploskeston CPCR 127 Graunt (Feoffment executed by Thomas Graunt of Athboy, unto John Tirrell of Trymletson, and William Penteny, vicar of Moorechurch, of all his lands in Athboy, Gilbertston, Horsyngston, and Ploskeston, in the county of Meath—Jan. 11, 19°.) Thomas
CPCR
1546-7
Morchurche
Morchurche, Rathkenye CPCR 131 Pentneye (Licence to George, Archbishop of Dublin, with the consent of…William Pentneye, Vicar of Morchurche… Andrew Barnewall and John Tyrrell, Vicars of Rathkenye. William
CPCR
1569
Morechurche
Lease … to Francis Agarde, esq … the rectory of Julyanston, extending to Julyanston, Damcaneston, Rogerstowne, Nynche, Leyton, and both towns of [Mynestone] ; the rectory of Killarvan, extending to Killarvan, Graft, Shallon, Newhaggard, Angor, and Gaffney ; eight copies of tithe corn out of Colpe ; out of Newton …S. James, 1, Stagrenan, 1, great Stamyn … little Stamyn, 1, Pilleston and Ballynard … Ballaugheston … Donnakerne, 6, and Payneston, 2, parcels of the rectory of Colpe ; the rectory of Morechurche, extending to Morechurche, Moynard, Irishtowne, Churchefeldston, Richardstone, Kenocke, Lesternon, Moylaughlyn, Kynodestone, Clowthestone, Leganbale, Durdeston, and Crykelotteston ; the rectory of Stamollen, extending to Stamollen, Balloy, Canthenston, Gormanstown, Baltrey, Stydall, Kilbreckeston, Clintonston, Gibbestowne, Tullocke, Hoggeston, Knockbegg, Harbertiston, Danielston, Grenanston, Whitelesse, Sadilston, Leceston, and Ballastrane; F 1480
F
1607
Morechurch
Grant from the King to sir Edward Fisher, knt… Lobingston, Rathmacrighan and Bardeston [Brittstown?], containin 120a or there abouts—in Dromconragh, 52a called Dowdall’s lands … the town and lands of Rowskagh—60a arable, 7a meadow, 40a of wood … in Warrington, called the Church Lands of Morechurch. CPR 92
CPR
1608
Moorechurch
Warreston, commonly called the lands of the church of Moorechurch, lately in the occupation of … shane Kernan of Warreston…Rathynacryghan CPR 130
CPR
1669
Moore-Church
47. EDWARD RICHARDSON—Moore-Church, 81 a… Little-Boolyes, 77 a…bar. Duleeke ASE 192
ASE
1683
Moore-church
16. NIC. Lord Visct. NETTERVILL… lordship of Ballygart, consisting of the villages of Ballygart and Corballis, 344 a…part of Ninch and Laytowne, 169 a…the villages and lands of Gillianstowne, 300 a…the Dainanastownes and 6 couple of capons out of the lands of Damanastne 138a…Moore-church, 46 a…in Kenoge, 20 a…in Johnstowne, 60a… bar. Duleeke… ASE 277-8
ASE
1703
Moorechurch
14. JOHN WADE, of Clonebreny, co. Meath…Clownstowne, 332a…par. Trevett…the estate of Dominick Barnwall, attainted…Killcooly, 231 a…bar. Navan…the estate of Ignatius Birford, attainted…part of Clowdstowne, 10 a…in Legganhall 20 a…par. Moorechurch…estate of Sir William Talbott, attainted, in Moyagher…18a…bar. Lune…the estate of Michael Chamberlain, attainted Forf. Est. 360
Forf. Est.
1710
Moorchurch
Patk. M‘Guire, Moorchurch, co. Meath. <br> Prerogrative Wills 305
Prerogative Wills
1836
Moorechurch Parish
BS:AL Leathanach: Mí076,1
1836
Moorchurch
Co. Map 1812:AL Leathanach: Mí076,1
1836
Moorchurch
Quit Rents (Copy):AL Leathanach: Mí076,1
1836
Moorechurch
GJ Rates (Old Copy):AL Leathanach: Mí076,1
1836
Moorechurch
HCSV:AL Leathanach: Mí076,1
1836
Moorechurch
HCER 1826:AL Leathanach: Mí076,1
1836
Moorechurch
DS:AL Leathanach: Mí076,1
1836
Teampul bhaile mhúr
pl:AL Leathanach: Mí076,1
1836
Moorechurch
OD:AL Leathanach: Mí076,1

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