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Indenture, 14 August 33 Henry VIII.--Bernard McMahon, otherwise called Brian O'Maghery, appearing before the Lord Deputy and Council at Kilmaynam, submitted himself to the King.


(1.) He will be faithful to the King, and will acknowledge his Majesty to be King of Ireland.


(2.) He will renounce the Roman Pontiff's usurped primacy.


(3.) He will not adhere to the King's rebels.


(4.) In every general journey called hostings he will rise up with the Lord Deputy with 16 horsemen and 32 footmen victualled for three weeks, to serve in Ulster. If the hosting be in other parts, he will bring 8 horsemen and 16 footmen. If unable to come personally, he shall send a sufficient captain. On every sudden hosting or invasion for one, two, or three days and nights, he will rise up with the Deputy with all his power.


(5.) If he or any of his followers receive or conceal any goods or chattels of the Lord Conatius O'Neyle, captain of his nation, or of any of his followers, at [any] time when he shall rise up against the King, it shall be lawful for the Deputy to seize and retain not only such chattels, but also all the chattels belonging to Bernard.


(6.) He shall receive all his lands from the King, and pay the rents and services due.


(7.) For observance of premises he has delivered his son Arthur Mahon, as hostage.


Contemp. copy.

Date: 14 Aug 1541
Held by: Lambeth Palace Library, not available at The National Archives
Language: Latin
Extent: 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Unpublished Finding Aids: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 160.

Former Reference Department: MS 603, p. 45a

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