Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland. Here are From-Ireland.net’s records for Co. Wicklow.
ContentFRIENDSTOWN, a parish, in the barony of UPPER TALBOTSTOWN, county of WICKLOW, and province of I LEINSTER, 2.50 miles (S. E.) from Dunlavan, on the road to Stratford-upon-Slany; containing 324 inhabitants, and comprising 1572 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act.
The land is in tillage and pasture, and agriculture is improving.
It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Dublin and Glendalough, forming part of the union of Dunlavan ; the rectory is appropriate to the Dean and Chapter of St. Patrick's cathedral, Dublin. The tithes amount to £69, of which £43.3s. 1d., is payable to the lessee of the dean and chapter, and £25.16s.11d., to the vicar.
In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Dunlavan. Here are the ruins of an old church.