Assey

The Parliamentary Gazetteer 0f Ireland 1844-1845 Vol.1

ASSEY, Asigh, or Athsy, a parish in the barony of Lower Deece, and in the valley of the Boyne, 4 miles south of Navan, co. Meath, Leinster. Length, 1 1/2 mile; breadth, 1 1/4 area, 1,218 acres. Pop., in 1831, 108; in 1841, 138. Houses 17. The land is in general good.
On the banks of the Boyne stand the ruins of the old castle of Assey. Much embellishment is borrowed from Bective demesne, which lies along the opposite side of the river This parish is a rectory in the dio. of Meath. Tithe composition, £62 15s. 4 1/2d. Assey and Balsoon rectories constitute the benefice of Assey. Length, 2 miles; breadth, l 1/2. Gross income, £137 12s. 5 1/2d.; nett, £115 14s. 2 1/2d. Patron, the Crown.
The churches of both parishes are ruins in the midst of cemeteries. The union has at present neither glebe house, church, chapel, nor school. The incumbent of Kilmessan, whose church is only 1 1/2 mile distant, and to whose benefice Assey and Balsoon were formerly united, performs occasional duties, and receives, in compensation, the annual sum of £10. In 1834, the Protestants of Assey parish amounted to 4, and the Roman Catholics to 107; the Protestants of the union to 11, and the Roman Catholics to 420.