SUBMISSION OF MCDONELL. MS 603, p. 41a 18 May 1542
MS 603, p. 41a
Calendar of the Carew Manuscripts preserved in the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth, ed. J. S. Brewer & W. Bullen (6 vols., 1867-73), vol. I, document 165.
Printed in "State Papers," III. 383, from the original in the Record Office.
(1.) I acknowledge the King to be my Sovereign Lord.
(2.) I renounce the Bishop of Rome's authority.
(3.) I humbly beseech the King to assign to me and my followers his lands called the Grene Castle and the Mourne, now lying waste, for which I bind myself and my followers to serve his Majesty, whenever he shall have need in Ulster, with 120 spears well harnessed, and in any other place in this realm with 80 spears well harnessed for 14 days or three weeks.
(4.) "I humbly desire his Majesty, in case any such need shall be, that no ["mo" in "State Papers;" i.e. more.] galloglasse shall be hired, that such galloglas as I shall bring above the said number may be hired afore other strangers.
(5.) I have put in my pledge called Raynold McDonell into the hands of the Lord Deputy for performance of the premises, and have taken oath henceforth to be a faithful subject, in presence of the Lord Deputy and Council, whose hands are subscribed; and in further witness I have to the one part of this submission set to my hand and seal, 18th May 34 Henry VIII.