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Thread #32544   Message #429837
Posted By: Jimmy C
31-Mar-01 - 02:16 AM
Thread Name: Roddy McCorley: date of origin ?
Subject: RE: Roddy McCorley: date of origin ?
Big Tim

I meant to add this to my previous response. This is taken from the Linenhall Library Web Site devoted to the 1798 rebellion. You can get to this site by going to the Belfast Telegraph site and selecting "United Irishmen". Lots of great stuff there.

But it still does not settle the question of his religion ?

In 1792 (and again in 1793) the government undermined Catholic support for the United Irish through the enactment of catholic relief acts. This, together with the overwhelming numbers of Presbyterians in Mid-Antrim, meant that those who rebelled at Antrim in 1798 were almost exclusively of the Presbyterian religion.