Indenture, 30 August 1540, 32 Hen. VIII., between Sir Anthony Saint Leger, Deputy; John Alen, Chancellor; Sir William Brereton, Marshal-at-Arms; William Brabazon, Under-Treasurer of Ireland; and John Travers, Master or Keeper of the Artillery, of the one part: and Thadeus O'Dyn, captain of Oregan; Thadeus Fuscus O'Dyn, son of the said Thadeus; and others of his following, of the other part.
(1.) The latter will be faithful to the King and his Deputy, and acknowledge the King, and not O'Chonor or any other person, to be their Sovereign Lord.
(2.) For all damages and injuries by them done to the King and his subjects, they will make compensation according to the arbitration of the Lord Deputy and the Earl of Ormond.
(3.) They will serve the King at the command of the Lord Deputy in their own persons, with 24 footmen, well armed and victualled, in every hosting, under a penalty of 6s. 8d. for each footman deficient; and in every other voyage or sudden progress, with their full number of horsemen and footmen, for two or three nights.
(4.) The Lord Deputy and Council promise that they will not burthen the dominions of the said Thadeus and Thadeus Fuscus with any other men of war than those above expressed, otherwise than they will burthen the subjects of the King in the marches of Kildare.
(5.) They and their successors, and all possessors of the dominion of Castelbreke, otherwise called Toghesuier, will pay every year to the King a rent of six good and plump kine; and they will pay the arrears of the same rent for three years ending next Michaelmas.
(6.) They have delivered to the Lord Deputy Edmund, son of the said Captain O'Dyn, and Thadeus, son of Thadeus Fuscus; and having given other sufficient hostages to the said Deputy and Council of the King to be approved of, they will, as often as he shall choose, give other hostages in place of them, or other sufficient sureties.
(7.) They will not only make plain, open, and spacious roads through their dominions, so that the King's subjects may freely and safely pass through them, but also permit the Lord Deputy to fell and destroy woods and forests for his passage, without interruption of the peace.
|Date:||30 Aug 1540|
|Held by:||Lambeth Palace Library, not available at The National Archives|
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|Former Reference Department:||MS 603, p. 108|