OWEN MCMAURICE O'CHONOUR. MS 603, p. 105 30 Aug 1540
MS 603, p. 105
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 147.
State Papers III 236.
Indenture, 30 August, 32 Hen. VIII., between Sir Anthony Saint Leger, Deputy; John Alen, Chancellor; Sir William Brereton, Marshal; William Brabazon, Under-Treasurer; John Travers, Master or Keeper of the Artillery; and other councillors of the King, of the one part: and Owen McMaurice O'Chonour, captain of Yrey, of the other part.
(1.) The said Owen will be faithful and obedient to the King and his Deputy; and he will acknowledge the King, and not O'Chonour or any other person, to be his Supreme Lord.
(2.) He will restore to all the inhabitants of the King's lands of Morret, all that which, in the name of the expenses of Scots, O'Chonour imposed on them, and henceforth will exact no rent or tribute from that dominion.
(3.) For all damages by him done to the King or his subjects, he will make compensation according to the arbitration of indifferent persons; and if they should not agree, he will stand to the final arbitration of the Lord Deputy.
(4.) He will serve in his own person with eight footmen and his [Or their? "Suis servien'" in MS.] servants well armed in every hosting, with victuals, under the penalty of 6s. 8d. for each foot soldier deficient; and in every other journey and sudden progress he will serve the King with all his horsemen and footmen, victualled for two or three nights.
(5.) The Lord Deputy and Council will not burthen his dominion with any other men of war than those above expressed, otherwise than they will burthen the King's subjects in the marches of Kildare.
(6.) He has delivered to the Lord Deputy his son Charles; and having given other sufficient hostages to be approved of by the King's Deputy and Council, as often as he (the King) shall choose he will give other hostage or hostages in place of them.
(7.) He will not only make plain, open, and spacious roads through his dominion, so that the subjects of the King may securely pass through, but will also permit the Lord Deputy to fell and destroy woods and forests for his passage, without interruption of the peace.