Notarial Instrument 10
The Submission of Niall O'Hanlon
Submission text (English, translated by Edmund Curtis)
Notarial Instrument X records that: on the same day, the 16th of March, and in the same place in Drogheda, in the presence of the King and notary, Neel O’Hanloyn [Niall O’Hanlon], removing his girdle, &c., and on bended knees, &c., took these words in Irish, which were rendered in English by Thomas Talbot, interpreter, in the presence of many understanding Irish, viz.:
‘I, Niall O’Hanlon, become liegeman of my Lord Richard’, &c. [as in Instrument I].
Oath from Instrument 1
'I, John MacDonald, become liegeman of the lord Richard, King of England and France and Lord of Ireland, sovereign lord of me and my nation, as also of his heirs, kings of England, from this day forth in life, limb, and earthly honour, so that he and they shall have over me power of life and death, and I will be faithful to the same and his heirs for ever in all things and will help to defend him and his heirs against all worldly enemies whatsoever, and will be obedient to the laws, commands, and ordinances of the same or any of them according to my power and that of all mine: and I will come to the said lord my King and his heirs, being kings of England, and to his or their parliament and council or otherwise whensoever he or they shall send for me or whenever I shall be required, called, or summoned on his or their part or the part of their lieutenants: and I will well and faithfully come to the said Lord King, his heirs and their lieutenants, or to any of them, to give counsel, and I will do in all and singular that which a good and faithful liegeman ought to do and is bound to do to his natural liege lord, so help me God and these God's holy Gospels.'
For the observing of which allegiance and fealty, he bound himself [as in Instrument VI], if he should violate the said oath, to forfeit to the Papal Camera 20,000 marks. Whereupon the King admitted Niall as his liege, and he requested the notary to make him a public instrument.
Penalty from Instrument 6
they took corporal oaths, and further by a similar oath, the said T. O’Concor bound himself that if, which God forbid, he shall violate his said oath in part or in whole, doing or procuring to be done anything by himself or others in contempt of the said Lord King or his heirs or to the offence of himself or his heirs or to the detriment of his government or that of his heirs, he will pay to the Papal Camera 20,000 marks of good and lawful sterling English money.
Witnesses as in Instrument IX.
Witnesses from Instrument 9
Witnesses: Thomas, Archbishop of York, the bishops of London, Chichester, and Llandaff, Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Nottingham, Thomas Percy, Marshal of the Household, and William Scrope, the King’s Chamberlain.