1803 in Carlow.
[Note added 2010. Aftermath of 1798! The
term "are you up" was used by the United Irishmen to
identify fellow travellers.]
Information received on Oath from Michael
Whit, Esquire of Tullow, Gentleman, that on Monday the 15th
August 1803 he met with a man who gave himself the name of
Robert James, on his way from Dublin to Clonegal, and that
after some conversation Robert James asked him "was he up"
Whit answered no, after which
conversation Robert James declared that he "was up" and on
meeting a detachment of Military Soldiers Robert James
turned to Michael Whit and told him there is some of the
Bloody Yeomen, Damn them all and Damn the King and all his
Heirs on Land and at Sea.
Sworn before me this 16th day August
1803. (signed) John Sewill.
That Robert James (believed by me
Benjamin Bunbury to reside in Ballon on the land of Thomas
Nowlan) he brought before the Magistrates of his Lord the
King at Carlow to answer to the above charge to the example
of all others of Evil mind offending against the Peace of
our Most Gracious Lord the King, his Crown and Dignity.
(signed) Benjamin Bunbury, 17th August 1803.