The Parliamentary Gazetteer 0f Ireland, 1844-1845, Vol. 2

Knock, or Knough, a parish in the barony of Morgallion, 3 3/4 miles south south east of Nobber, co. Meath, Leinster.  Length and breadth, each 1 1/2 mile; area, 975 acres, 3 roods, 20 perches. Pop., in 1831, 502; in 1841, 602. Houses 114.  The seats of Belleville and Gravelmount are in the north; and the hamlet of Crowtown is north of the centre.  The road from Stackallan to Nobber, passes through the interior.  A priory for Regular Canons, under the rule of St. Augustine, is said to have been founded at Knock, in 1148, by Dowchad Hua Kervail, prince of the country, and Edan Coellaidhe, bishop of Clogher.  This parish is a vicarage, and part of the benefice of Drakestown, in the dio. of Meath.  In 1834, the Protestants amounted to 13, and the Roman Catholics to 502; and there was neither church, chapel, nor school.