SIR WILLIAM O'KARROLL. MS 613, p. 71 1 Aug 1578
MS 613, p. 71
Calendar of the Carew Manuscripts preserved in the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth, ed. J. S. Brewer & W. Bullen (6 vols., 1867-73), vol. II, document 6.
Grant from Queen Elizabeth to Sir William O'Karroll upon his surrender of all his lands, castles, villages, &c. in the country called Ely O'Karroll and elsewhere, belonging to the said William, as by his charter enrolled in the Chancery of Ireland, dated 28 July, 20 Eliz., may more fully appear, in consideration of his services, and for the better government of the Queen's subjects residing in Ely O'Karroll, and in consideration of the service and rent to be paid by the said William, and by the assent of her faithful counsellor, Sir Henry Sydney, Deputy General, of all the said territories; to hold to himself, his heirs, and assigns, in capite, by the service of one knight's fee, when scutage runs in Ireland, and to pay annually 100l. of lawful money of Ireland. If the said rent should be in arrear for the space of four months, the Deputy may enter the said country and distrain. The said William and his heirs to be discharged from all exactions, impositions, cesses, bonaght, and other demands, and to answer to all hostings, roads, journeys, and risings-out with 12 horsemen and 20 footmen, whenever they shall be called upon.
Dublin, 1 August, 20 Eliz.
Signed: E. FitzSymon.
Ex' per Da. Ryan.