HUGH O'KELLY, ABBOT OF KNOCKEMOY. MS 603, p. 109 24 May 1542
MS 603, p. 109
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 168.
Indenture, 24 May 34 Henry VIII., between Sir Anthony Sentleger, Lord Deputy, and the Council, and Hugh O'Kelly, Abbot of Knockemoy, otherwise called "Collis Victorioe," Tuam diocese. The said Hugh, Abbot or perpetual commendatory of the said late monastery, appearing before the Lord Deputy and Council, submitted himself to the King and surrendered the said monastery with all its possessions. He recognizes his Majesty to be his supreme Lord and King, and promises to serve him against all men. He promises to renounce the Roman Pontiff, to assist the Lord Deputy, whenever he shall make an expedition into Connaught, with 80 horsemen, one band of Scots, and 60 kerne (turbarii); and elsewhere outside Connaught he will rise up, as often as he shall be called on, with 12 horsemen and 24 kerne. He will provide sufficient victuals for three months every year for 60 Scots, to be levied upon him and others of his sept and following in those parts, viz., Melaghlen O'Kelly, Callogh O'Kelly and William O'Kelly. In consideration of the premises he shall have the custody of the said monastery with all its appurtenances and with the rectory of Galway appropriated to the same, until the King's pleasure in that behalf shall be notified to the Lord Deputy and Council, paying to the King annually, in the said town of Galway, 5l. in money there current. He delivered his son Conor as a hostage to the Lord Deputy.