EARL OF TYRONE. MS 603, p. 14 1 Oct 1542
MS 603, p. 14
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 173.
Letters patent creating Con O'Nele Earl of Tyrone for life, on his acknowledgment of the King's sovereignty, and of the error of himself and his ancestors. The title, after his death, to descend to Matthew alias Feardourghe O'Neile, his son, and his heirs male. Also grant of all his lands, to be holden by knight service. The said Matthew to be Baron of Doncanon; which title is always to be borne by heirs apparent to the earldom of Tyrone. Witnesses: Thomas [Cranmer], Archbishop of Canterbury; Thomas, Lord Audley of Walden, Chancellor; John, Earl of Oxford; Edward, Earl of Hertford; Stephen [Gardiner], Bishop of Winchester; John Viscount Lisle; John Lord Russell, High Admiral; Sir John Gage, Controller of the Household, K.G.; Sir Anthony Wingfield, the King's Vice-Chamberlain, K.G.; and Sir Thomas Wriothessley and Sir Ralph Sadler, Chief Secretaries. Greenwich, 1 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII.
Contemp. copy. At the end: "These copies do agree with the enrolment in the Queen's Majesty's Chancery of Ireland.--Ja. Stanyhurst.
Endorsed: "Tyrone. For Mr. Secretary.