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(1.) I acknowledge and accept the King to be my Sovereign Lord and King.


(2.) I will annihilate and relinquish the usurped authority of the Bishop of Rome.


(3.) "For all such exactions and customs as have been by me and my sequel taken upon the river of the Banne upon any of the King's subjects, I promise to signify to his Majesty the cause and considerations thereof, and therein to stand to his Majesty's order.


(4.) I humbly require his Majesty's pardon, and to be taken as an Englishman.


(5.) I promise that no provisor of the Bishop of Rome shall be maintained in my jurisdiction.


(6.) That the King shall have the first fruits of all spiritual promotions within my country and rule.


(7.) That for all the King's lands under my rule I will pay yearly rent.


(8.) I promise to bear to the King yearly three "chief horses," to be delivered to his Deputy at Michaelmas.


(9.) "To give rising out to the King's Deputy, whensoever he shall come for any war in the north parts for two days, with all my power of horsemen, kerne, and galloglasse, and to every general hosting there 24 horsemen and 40 footmen, at my costs and charges.


(10.) To put in, as my pledge for performance of my duty of allegiance, my brother's son called Jeneken, to be delivered to Mr. Travers' servant now at the Banne. In witness whereof the Lord Deputy and Council, and the said Maguyllen, have set their hands to the same. 18th May 34 Henry VIII.


Contemp. copy.

Date: 18 May 1542
Held by: Lambeth Palace Library, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
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Unpublished Finding Aids: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 164.

Former Reference Department: MS 603, p. 41

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