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The Irish Submissions to Richard II, 1395

Notarial Instrument 38

The Submission of Conor O'Melaghlin et al

Submission text (English, translated by Edmund Curtis)

Notarial Instrument XXXVIII records that: on the 14th day of March, 1394 [N.S. 1395], in a certain room of the King’s within the enclosure of the Friars Preachers at Drogheda, in the presence of King Richard, the notary, and others, Conor O’Melaghlin of Meath diocese, and Gilla-Isa and Maolmuire O’Reilly of Clogher diocese, and Thomas O’Farrel of Ardagh diocese, famous Irishmen, removing their girdles, daggers, and caps, fell on their knees one after another at the feet of the King [as in previous Instrument], and took these words in Irish, which were rendered into English by John Bocombe, viz.:

‘I become liegeman of King Richard’, &c. [as in Instrument I].

For observing of which, each in turn took corporal oath. Thereupon the King admitted each of them as his liege, and they requested the notary that he would make them public instruments.

Witnesses: as in foregoing Instrument, but adding the bishop of Llandaff.

Submission text (Latin, transcribed by Edmund Curtis)