Document ReferencePl C 52/122
TitleInformation lately sworn before different magistrates in the province of Leinster, Ireland; 11 Mar. 1801
Date11 March 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that a committee of rebel officers highly regarded by the 'United Irishmen' meet twice a week at the house of one Murphy, near Garryhunden, Carlow; explains that they have agreed to attack Clogreuannan, the house of Mr Rochfort and Springhill, and were intending to murder Mr Rochfort's eldest son because of his involvement in the 'late rebellion'; suggests that these men are using children to pass messages between the various committees to avoid suspicion; mentions that some messages of the committee near Garryhunden have been read, copied, resealed and sent onto Kilkenny.

Explains that it appears the rebels intended to initially pretend that their insurrection was based on food shortages; they planned first to raise the parishes and baronies and then get each captain to command 1000 men; explains that they would have joined the French if they invaded; mentions that they are sowing their crops as quickly as possible in order to have plenty of time to rebel; names two rebel leaders as John Carter and James Murphy of Nurney, Kildare; mentions that they were better supplied with arms than in the last rebellion; adds that their intention was to exclude Protestants from the Council and execute and who communicated with them.

Originally enclosed with Pl C 52/121/1-2.
Termcivil disorder, Ireland 1801
Irish affairs, civil disorder
Irish affairs, rebellion

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA41450Rochfort; - (fl 1801); Mrfl 1801
NA41451Springhill; - (fl 1801); Mrfl 1801
NA41452Carter; John (fl 1801); Captain; Irish rebel leaderfl 1801
NA41453Murphy; James (fl 1801); Captain; Irish rebel leaderfl 1801
NA35691Musgrave; Richard (-1818); 1st Baronet; of Tourin Waterford; Irish political writer-1818
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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