Submission Strategies

The Irish Submissions to Richard II, 1395

Notarial Instrument 24

The Submission of Malachy O'More et al

Submission text (English, translated by Edmund Curtis)

Notarial Instrument XXIV records that: on the 29th day of March, 1395, in the church of the Friars Minor at Castledermot, in the presence of King Richard, the notary, and others, Malachy [Maelsechlainn] O’More, removing his girdle, sword, and cap, on bended knees took these words in Irish, which were rendered into English by Guy Lenfaunt, viz.: I, Malachy O’More, become liegeman of my lord King Richard ’, &c. [as in Instrument I],

Whereupon came Touhe [?Tuathal] O’Kelly of Leighlin diocese, Philip O’Kelly, and O’Toole and did liege homage similarly. For the observing of which allegiances and of the conventions contained in a certain indenture made between the King on one side and Art MacMurrough and Gerald O’Byrne on the other, each singly took corporal oath, whereupon the King admitted them as his lieges. Thereupon they requested the notary to make them public instruments.

Witnesses: the bishops of Chichester and Llandaff, the Earl of Huntingdon, Thomas Percy, and William Scrope.

Submission text (Latin, transcribed by Edmund Curtis)