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An Inse
genitive: na hInse
non-validated name
(Irish)
Ninch
(English)

Glossary

inis, inse
English island; river meadow

Centrepoint

53.683, -6.25936latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1379
le Ninche
Patent Roll 2 Richard II INSPEXIMUS of the partition of the lands and tenements that belonged to Theobald Verdon made in 6 Edw. III [1332–3] and sent into the chancery of Edward III by that K.'s order, in these words … And also suit and all the services of the following free tenants: Richard de la Bere … in Athnebaghlagh …Richard Preston … in Leynagistoun…John Bellewe… at Bellewestoun … Richard Rodipak … at Haunginlest and Ballymallagh … Fromund Brune … at Moymurthie … Mabel Bermingham … at Mekenamstoun … in Rathsquitnagh … Henry s. of Leo [fitz Leones], John Poswyk, heir of James Dunheued … at le Ninche … John Whitacre … at Payneston … Adam Hauberge … at Staghmone …And 12½ acres [acris dimidio] in Lynaneston, viz. that Richard Preston and other tenants hold there (Cal. ICR (chancery.tcd.ie))
Cal. ICR
1389
Nynche
Patent Roll 12 Richard II INSPEXIMUS of the tenor of a record and process of a plea before Alexander [Balscot], bp Meath, Jcr of Ire., between Nicholas, son and heir of Robert fitz Leones and Robert Preston kt, concerning one third of the manor of Nynche, co. Meath ... Dated at Gormanston, Saturday after St Luke the Evangelist 11 Ric. II [19 Oct. 1387]." (Cal. ICR (chancery.tcd.ie))
Cal. ICR
1530
Nynche (Walter Starkey of ...)
27 May 1530. Dublin, before the Barons of the Exchequer. Jurors:—Walter Starkey of Nynche, Mathew Bathe of Bessheleston, William Richyn of Glascarn, Thomas Corbally of Dunshaghlyn, Nicholas Tuyt of Frayne, John Nugent of Balrathnesly, Robert Crompe of Marscaleston, Nicholas Mole of Martineston, Nicholas Ford of Fordeston, James Begge of Moyaghie, Richard Bertram of Rathouth & John Coyne of Grenoke. Christopher Plunket of Killallon, (2) called Christopher Kegh,(3) illegitimate s. of Thomas Plunket, late of Loghcrew, had on 25 Nov 1522, the date of his outlawry, 3 cows worth 6s.8d each, 2 horses worth 6s.8d. each, 7 pigs worth 12d. each, 2a. corn worth 3s.4d. an acre, & 2a. oats worth 3s4d. an acre, & a 30 farm of 80a. in Ballenekyll(4) & Shancoxe, part of the manor of Killallon, co. Meath, held from John Plunket, Lord Kyllen, for 16 years from 10 Sept 1526 at 4m. p.a. & worth 3s.4d. more than that. The 3s.4d. are therefore taken into the King's hand.
Cal. Inq.
1532
Nynch (William Stark of ...)
23 Jan 1532. Dublin, before the Barons of the Exchequer. Jurors:— John Bathe of Colpe, William Stark of Nynch, John Stanle of Fynnor, Oliver Balffe of Molernegon, James Nugent of Moyrath, John Telyng of Siddan, Thomas Ley of Rathreghan, Walter Huse of Moyluske, John Nugent of Balrathneschly, Thomas Cusake of Clonardran & Alexander Everys of Rathtayne. Lavallinus Nugent of Ballebrennagh, gent; d. 10 Mar 1532, seised of half the lands, ten. & services in Lyttyll Bolyes & Kernys, B. Dyweleke, co. Meath, being a sixteenth part of a purparty of the manor of Dyweleke, held in chief. Heir:— s. Edward aged 40. The lands are taken into the kings' hand. (2)
Cal. Inq.
1540-1
Inche
Rychardstown (Jenico Preston vicar of Gormaston...John Traves)
Ir. Mon. Poss.
1540c
le Nynche et Leyton
Rectoria de Julyanston…Julyanston et Damaneston infra eandem parochiam… villata de Rogerston…in le Nynche et Leyton….villatis de Mynestons… Crown Survey 33
Crown Surv.
1545
Nynche
Lease to John Pluncket of Donsoghly, gent. ; of the hospital of St. John the Baptist of Neweton by Trym ; lands, Newton and the Rathe, Longwodde alias Moderve, Balreyne, Warenston, Aghir, a cart shed in Trym, Saint Johniston, Litle Moreton, Corraghton, Richardiston, Nynche, Moyaghir by Kenlys, and Cloneguffin ; rectories of Tollonoge and Fynnor, county Meath. FHen. 467
F
1569
Nynche, Leyton
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
1618
Ninche
Symon [Fullam], Ninche, co. Meath. <br> Prerogrative Wills 184
Prerogative Wills
1666
Ninch
Paul Brasier, Esq…part of Mote, 120 a…bar. Kells…Ninch, 368 a. —more in the same, 21 a…Duleeke, co. Meath. Date 3d March 19th year.— ASE 100‒101
ASE
1683
Ninch
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
1744
Inch (Jane [Dillon])
[Dillon], Jane, Inch, co. Meath, wid.<br> Prerogrative Wills 134
Prerogative Wills
1751
Ninch [Henry Coddington]
Henry [Coddington], Ninch, co. Meath, esq. Prerogrative Wills 93
Prerogative Wills
1794
Ninch
Markey, Anne, Ninch, co. Meath, spinster<br> Prerogrative Wills 315
Prerogative Wills
1836
Leath ton, 'half bottom'
OC/OD:AL Leathanach: Mí20,38
1836
Ninch
OD:AL Leathanach: Mí20,38
1836
Ninch
pl:AL Leathanach: Mí20,38
1836
An innse, 'the inch, 'strath or holm'
OD:AL Leathanach: Mí20,38
1836
A ninse, 'the island or holm'
dúch:AL Leathanach: Mí20,38
1836
A ninse, leath ton
pl:AL Leathanach: Mí20,38
1836
Leyton
DS:AL Leathanach: Mí20,38
1836
Nunch
BS:AL Leathanach: Mí20,38
1836
Ninch
CM:AL Leathanach: Mí20,38
1836
Nunch
Betaghstown Map 1787 (She Leathanach: Mí20,38
1836
Ninch
Quit Rents (Copy):AL Leathanach: Mí20,38
1836
Nunch and Laystown
GJRates (Old Docket): AL Leathanach: Mí20,38
1836
Ninch
TAB Leathanach: Mí20,38
1836
Nunch and Laystown
HCSV:AL Leathanach: Mí20,38
1836
Ninch
DS:AL Leathanach: Mí20,38

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