1333. Grant by Edward III of England to Philip Ronayne Phillipum Ó Ronane de Hibernia Nacione, Cork, at he and all his issue, begotten and to be begotten be of free State and condition and from all manner of Irish Servitude free and exempt, and that they may use English laws.
1333 Grant by Edward III to Philip Ronayne Phillipum Ó Ronane de hibernia nacione EDWARD BY GRACE OF GOD king of England and France and Lord of Ireland to all his Bailiffs and faithful to whom these present letters shall come, GREETING. Be it known to you that we are willing to impart our gracious favor unto Phillip Ó Ronane of the country of Ireland, have out of our Special grace and by the assent of our beloved cousin THOMAS, EARL OF DESMOND, the Deputy of our dear brother GEORGE, DUKE OF CLARENCE, granted to the same Phillip that he and all his issue, begotten and to be begotten be of free State and condition and from all manner of Irish Servitude free and exempt, and that they may use English laws in and by all things and enjoy them in the same manner that the English men within said land hold and enjoy and use the same and that they answer and be answered in any of our Courts whatsoever, of our heirs and Successors, and that they be qualified to acquire and to hold and to enjoy all manner of lands tenements rent services offices and other possessions whatsoever for themselves their heirs and assigns for ever. AND to succeed in the same and to inherit the same, and also to be promoted to any ecclesiastical benefice whatsoever as well Dignities and other benefits [benefices?] and to have receive, possess, and Enjoy them in like manner as the English men within the said land have enjoyed and use the same without any let or impediment in the part of Us, our heirs, Successors, officers, or Servants whatsoever No Irish Laws or any statutes, ordinances, promises, or privileges past before this time, withstanding. So that the same Phillip and his issue aforesaid be our faithful subjects towards our heirs, and us and hold and conduct themselves our faithful people from time to time to time. IN WITNESS THEREOF WE HAVE CAUSED THESE OUR LETTERS PATENT TO BE MADE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE AFORESAID DEPUTY AT BREE ON TWELFTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER AND IN THE SEVENTH YEAR OF OUR REIGN. Prendergast. By a petition endorsed by the same deputy and sealed with his private seal and for six shillings and eight pence paid into our hamper and in consequences of the said authority of Parliament being granted. [Translation of Latin test.]
Courtesy Cork Historical and Archaeological Society 1919 and subsequent revisions and this edition—including the index—produced by Thomas Ronayne, Detroit, Michigan, for purposes of genealogical research, August, 1998.