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Treaty of peace and final concord between Lord Leonard Grey, Deputy, and the Lord Charles McYncrosse Cavenagh, otherwise called McMurgho, principal captain of his nation.


(1.) McMurgho promises to be a faithful liege subject to the King.


(2.) He will pay to the King all tributes, refections, and sustentations of Scots and other men of war, annually accustomed to be paid.


(3.) He will not adhere to any rebels of the King, nor permit them to be assisted by his people; especially Peter Wafer, whom he will apprehend and give up to the Lord Deputy.


(4.) He shall be always content solely with the peace and war of the King, and will rise up with the Deputy and issue forth with his entire band in [every] journey for three days at his own expenses, and in every voyage called hostings with 12 horsemen and banners, and 30 kerne (turbarii).


(5.) He will reform all damages by him or his adherents heretofore committed against the King and his subjects, according to the arbitration of two persons to be chosen on the part of the Lord Deputy and Council, and two others on his part. And in those things in which they differ, he will stand to the arbitration of the Lord Deputy, Peter, Earl of Ossory, and James, Lord Butler, Treasurer of Ireland.


(6.) He will allow the King's subjects to pass through his dominions without molestation; and the Lord Deputy will make proclamation that all persons coming from his dominions to the English parts shall not be molested for any fault committed heretofore; and neither the said Lord McMurgho now being, nor any others for the time being, shall have in his peace or war those whom the Lord Deputy now being has taken into his peace, namely, Lord O'Murgho, Edmund Duffe McDonaghe, Arthur, his son, and all of the country of the said Edmund, of Kinslagh (?), to whom or to any of whom he will do no damage.


(7.) In these and all controversies between McMurgho and Arthur, the son of Edmund Duffe McDonagh, they shall stand to the decision of the Lord Deputy and Council.


(8.) The Lord Deputy shall give to McMurgho such annual stipend as other Deputies have been accustomed to give him and his ancestors, if he shall show that he has any just title to such stipend within half a year hence before the Lord Deputy and Council.


(9.) He has delivered Edmund, son of John Juvenis O'Bryn, and the son of John Baulagh, commonly called "Shane Ballagh's son," as hostages, into the custody of the Lord Deputy.


(10.) As often as McMurgho shall infringe any of these articles, the Lord Deputy is to receive 200 cows from him.


(11.) Provided that, although the arbitration concerning controversies between McMurgho and Edmund Duffe should rest with the Lord Deputy, nevertheless, if by senior and indifferent persons of that country they can otherwise agree, that agreement shall be ratified by the Lord Deputy. Dublin, 12 May, 28 Henry VIII.


Contemp. copy.

Date: 12 May 1536
Held by: Lambeth Palace Library, not available at The National Archives
Former reference in its original department: MS 603, p. 78a
Language: Latin
Physical description: 3 Pages.
Unpublished finding aids:

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 77.

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