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The order taken betwixt my Lord Deputy and the Earl of Ormond and the Lord Butler.


Memorandum, that the King has been advertised that divers variances have grown between Lord Leonard Grey, the King's Deputy, of the one part, and Sir Piers Butler knight, Earl of Ormond and Ossory, and Lord James Butler, his son and heir, High Treasurer of Ireland, of the other part, by occasion whereof the reformation and weal of this land have been hindered, and the King's subjects disquieted; and has addressed his letters to each of them by his Chief Justice and Master of the Rolls of this land, whose orders he commanded them to obey. They therefore exhibited their complaints in writing to the Chief Justice and Master of the Rolls and others of the Council, who have taken betwixt them these orders ensuing, to the performance whereof they are solemnly sworn.


(1.) The said Earl and Lord Butler have promised to serve the King under the Lord Deputy, as other noblemen of the King's subjects of this land do, and also to obey the Lord Deputy in all lawful things.


(2.) The Lord Deputy promises "to entreat and entertain the said Earl and Lord Butler after such loving sort and fashion" as appertains to their degrees, and the trust and credit the King has put in them, and will not send or give to them any unlawful commands.


(3.) The Lord Deputy, "at all times when he will have the said Earl and Lord Butler to attend upon him to hosting or journey," shall give them lawful and honest warning, which shall be sent to them by the King's writ, or by letters signed by the Lord Deputy and three at least of the Privy Council, except any sudden invasion or insurrection should chance, when they shall, as speedily as possible, assist the Lord Deputy.


Contemp. copy.

Date: 1538
Held by: Lambeth Palace Library, not available at The National Archives
Former reference in its original department: MS 603, p. 84
Language: English
Physical description: 2 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Unpublished finding aids: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 131.

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