SUBMISSION of HUGH, son of NELAN JUVENIS.
|Title:||SUBMISSION of HUGH, son of NELAN JUVENIS.|
Order made between King Edward VI. and Hugh, son of Nelan Juvenis.
(1.) The said Hugh submitted himself to the clemency of the King, repenting of the war which he had waged against him, and supplicated pardon, which was granted to him by us the undersigned. [The signatures are not given in this copy.]
(2.) Whereas he petitioned that the late monasteries within his country, which are now devastated, should be granted to him in farm with their lands at such rent as the King's Commissioners should assign, and that for the first two years he should be exonerated from payment for the same, we grant that exemption.
(3.) We have granted his petition for the monastery of the friars of Knockfergus, that divine services may be celebrated, and three secular priests serve there, as he asserts that the sepulchres of his ancestors are there, and that there is no other fitting temple in his country.
(4.) He asserts that in time of peace between him and Captain Lyppett, that captain spoiled him and killed two of his women servants (mulierculis); and he petitions that the affair should be examined and restitution made, which we have granted.
(5.) We grant his petition for the castle of Belferside to be restored to him in the same state as when he first possessed it.
(6.) He is content to forfeit his captaincy and all his lands, goods, flocks, and farms if ever he should depart from his faith or obedience, or from such orders as we or the governors of this kingdom shall prescribe for the government of his country; and because his hostages now remain with the Scots for payment of their stipends, so that he is unable to give hostages, he binds himself by oath.
(7.) He is content to pay all burdens, impositions, and services, and to perform all orders prescribed to him by the Lord Deputy heretofore.
In witness whereof, he set his hand, 28th December, 6 Edw. VI.
After the above was written, it was further ordered that of all [spoils] committed in time of peace, restitution should be made.
|Date:||28 Dec 1552|
|Held by:||Lambeth Palace Library, not available at The National Archives|
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|Former Reference Department:||MS 603, p. 48|