Indenture made on Saturday before the Purification, 9 Hen. V., between James le Bottiler, Earl of Ormond, and James FitzGerald, Earl of Desmond. MS 613, f. 24b
MS 613, f. 24b
The former appoints the latter keeper, governor, and overseer of all the baronies and lordships of Inchecoyn [and] Ymakylle, and of the town of Youghall, with all the free tenants and farmers of the Earl of Ormond and the tenants resident within the said lordships, whom Desmond will defend against all Irish enemies and rebels, and will cause all injuries done to them to be amended, as he would do to his own lordships and tenants in Munster. The said free tenants, etc. shall assist Desmond with all their power. Ormond also appoints Desmond seneschal in all the said baronies and lordships, to keep all his courts and jurisdictions there, and to correct all officers and their defaults, except Ormond's receiver[s] of rents and profits. Desmond to hold for life, and to have half the rents and other profits of said lordships, baronies, and town, and 240 acres of land.