EARL OF TYRONE and NELAN CONNELAGH. MS 603, p. 45 15 July 1543
MS 603, p. 45
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 181.
Order made before the Lord Deputy and Council respecting the controversies between Lord Con O'Neyle, Earl of Tiron, and Nelan Connelagh, captain of his nation, at Kilmaynam, 15 July, 35 Henry VIII.
(1.) As to the lands of Con, son of Nelan, now supposed to be detained from his heir by Nelan Connelagh, it is ordained that the same Nelan shall stand to the arbitration of Lord O'Donell, who shall make his order before the Assumption next.
(2.) That as to all other spoils and dissensions depending between them since peace was made between them in a certain sanctuary, before the journey of the said Earl into England, each of them shall stand to the arbitration of Deacon O'Donell, Arthur O'Donell, Thomas Magynsenan, and Brian O'Neyle, son of Eugene O'Neyle, who shall examine whether the spoil carried away from Connelagh by the Baron of Dongenan and John Wakley, one of the King's captains, while the Earl was in England, was lawfully taken away or not. If it was not justly taken, then the Lord Deputy promised to restore the same.
(3.) That Connelagh shall hold his lands without interruption from the said Earl, and pay only such rnet to the same Earl as the Earl's tribunes or officers shall prove to have been paid any time within 20 years past, without any other service, except to the King. Nevertheless, if any journey or voyage should be made for the King, he will rise up under the Earl's conduct.
(4.) Connelagh promised that as soon as the arbitration shall be concluded, and restitution thereupon duly made, he will pay to the Lord Deputy the 100 cows assessed upon him by the Lord Deputy and Council, in partial reimbursement of the Earl's expenses in his passage to English parts; so that the Lord Deputy is surety (fidejussor) to the Earl for payment of the same.