Ordnance Survey Field Name Book 1835

Baile Mhaistúin, Mace's or May's town.

Macetown: John O'Donovan.

Macetowne: Down Survey.

Macestowne: Down Survey Map.

Macetowne: Civil Survey 1654 -1656.

This townland is situated on the west side of the parish.

It is bounded on the north by the parish of Ardbraccan and the townland of Philpotstown.

It is bounded on the east by the townlands of Plilpotstown and Williamstown or Bawn.

It is bounded on the south by Bective parish.

It is bounded on the west by the parishes of Ardbraccan and Rataine.

It contains 316 acres 2 roods 22 perches statute measure, all under cultivation. It is the property of Earl Ludlow. Agent, Mr. Maguire of Cavan. It is let at will ( no leases ) at a rent of from 30 shillings to 40 shillings per Irish acre. Size of farms, from 40 to 100 Irish acres. Soil, stiff yellow clay with limestone bottom, producing pretty good crops of wheat, oats and potatoes, but bad crops of flax. The manure used is dung and soil taken out of the ditches. The houses of the tenantry are all of mud and are generally dirty.



The Parliamentary Gazetteer 0f Ireland 1844-1845 Vol.2.
Macetown, a parish in the barony of Skreen, 5 miles north north east of Dunshaughlin, co. Meath, Leinster. Length, westward, 2 1/2 miles; extreme breadth, 2; area, 1,991 acres, 1 rood, 15 perches. Pop., in 1831, 419; in 1841, 374. Houses 59. The surface consists of middle rate land; and is traversed by the road from Dunshaughlin to Duleek. This parish is a chapelry, and part of the benefice of Kilmessan, in the dio. of Meath, Tithe composition belonging to the incumbent, £10. The rectorial tithes are compounded for £58; and are impropriate in the Marquis of Drogheda. In 1834, the Protestants amounted to 17, and the Roman Catholics to 415; and there was neither church, chapel, nor school.