EUGENE MAGENNESSE. MS 603, p. 10a 6 Dec 1553
MS 603, p. 10a
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 201.
Order indented at Drougheda, 6th December [1 Mary], between Sir Anthony Sentleger, Deputy of Queen Mary, and the Council in Ireland, of the one part, and Eugene Magennesse, now constituted captain and principal of his nation by the Lord Deputy and Council, of the other part.
Magunesse shall be the Queen's faithful subject. He shall not admit any provisor from the Roman Court. He shall be always ready to serve the Queen, and in all expeditions and journeys into the northern parts render aid to the Lord Deputy with twenty-four horsemen and sixty foot, and an entire band (proelium) of galloglaghes, for three days and nights, going and returning. He shall not conduct or retain any Scots, but repel them with all his force. He will permit Ferdorgh, daughter of the Lord Donald Magunesse, and the wife of [the said] Donald and her children, to possess their lands and goods. He will be favourable and assistant to all the Queen's tenants in Mourne and Lecale, and not impose on them any imposition by way of a purchase (per modum emptionis) or any other exaction, unless of their own free will.
The Lord Deputy and Council grant to the said Eugene that if any of his nation or of his men should at any time be rebels, then the Lord Deputy will render assistance to him in repressing them. According to ancient custom he ought to pay to the Lord Deputy for granting him the dignity of Magunesse, 100 kine, but the Lord Deputy has remitted and condoned them to the said Eugene.
To all the above articles the said Magennesse pledged his corporal oath on the Holy Evangelists.
Dated 6 December, 1 Mary.
Contemp. copy. At the end is the following note: "The copies contained in this volume of 26 written leaves do agree with the copies found registered in the Old Council book.--John Chaloner." [This note refers also to other copies contained in the same volume, on ff. 6. 10., &c., which are noticed under their respective dates.]