Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
In the Wake of the Great RebellionRepublicanism, Agrarianism and Banditry in Ireland After 1798$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

James G. Patterson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780719076930

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719076930.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MANCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Manchester University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSO for personal use.date: 27 June 2022

The first wave, November 1798–June 1799

The first wave, November 1798–June 1799

(p.25) 2 The first wave, November 1798–June 1799
In the Wake of the Great Rebellion

James G. Patterson

Manchester University Press

This chapter describes the first wave of United Irish movement (November 1798–June 1799). On 19 November rebels burned the house of James Coleman near Doagh in south Antrim. Another band disarmed three Scottish soldiers who were travelling on the road from Ballymena to Derry on 8 December. At Tullyard in the north Down parish of Drumbo, rebels shot and wounded a weaver named Antwistle while he sat at his loom on the night of the 17 December. This politically motivated crime was the result of Antwistle having given testimony against a United Irishman, who was hanged at Lisburn. At Ballymena rebels, cut the hamstrings of John Forsythe, a private in the first Royal Regiment of Foot, on the evening of Sunday, 30 December. The level of rebel activity was substantially lower in Down than in Antrim. Yet arms raids did occur and the northern part of the county was particularly troubled.

Keywords:   first wave, United Irish movement, James Coleman, Doagh, Tullyard

Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.