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The Irish Submissions to Richard II, 1395

Notarial Instrument 9

The Submission of Maurice Magennis

Submission text (English, translated by Edmund Curtis)

Notarial Instrument IX records that: on the 16th day of March, 1395, and in the same place in Drogheda, in presence of the King and the notary, Maurice [Muirchertach] Magennis, removing his girdle, &c., and on bended knees, &c., took these words in Irish, which were rendered into English by Stephen Garnon, interpreter, in the presence of many understanding Irish, viz.:

‘I, Maurice Magennis, become liegeman of my Lord Richard’, &c. [as in Instrument I].

For the observing of which oath of allegiance, 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 him as his liege, and he requested the notary to make him a public instrument.

Witnesses as in Instrument VIII, omitting the Archbishop of Armagh.

Submission text (Latin, transcribed by Edmund Curtis)