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Indenture made 14 July 1536, 28 Hen. VIII., between Lord Leonard Grey, Viscount Grane, Deputy, and Charles McMurgho, principal captain of his nation.


(1.) McMurgho shall be keeper and constable of the castle and dominion of Fernes, lately recovered by the Lord Deputy out of the possession of certain rebels, during the King's pleasure, paying for the first year eighty marks, and afterwards as by the Lord Deputy and Council and the Lord McMurgho shall be agreed.


(2.) Gerald Kavenagh, commonly called Gerald Sutton, shall be sub-constable and governor of the said castle.


(3.) McMurgho and Gerald shall safely guard and defend the said castle and dominions, and surrender them to the Deputy when required.


(4.) Maurus, son of McMurgho, now in the castle of Dublin, and Arthur, son of the said Gerald, now in the custody of the Earl of Ossory and of James, his son, shall remain with the Lord Deputy as hostages; and the same Charles and Gerald promise that if they fail in the premises they shall forfeit their possessions for ever. Moreover, the Earl of Ossory and his son James Butler, Lord O'More, and Moriertaghe Mc Arte Boy and his son Charles Kavanaghe are their sureties for the performance of the premises.


Contemp. copy.

Date: 14 July 1536
Held by: Lambeth Palace Library, not available at The National Archives
Language: Latin
Extent: 1 Page.
Unpublished Finding Aids: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 82.

Former Reference Department: MS 603, p. 79a

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