Friday, January 31, 2014

Award text: Eleanor Callaghan's Silver Crescent

Edward the Kyng and Thyra the Queene, to Eleanor Callaghan, right trusty and right welbiloved, we greet you well. By the contentes of suche letters, instruccions and reapourtes as we have receyved and herd, we understande to our singuler consolacion and comfourte the right, grete, honourable and diligent servyces you have rendered unto our Barony of Settmour Swamp, and in greteful acknowledgement of the labours, payns and travailes you undertake for the benefit of all, and willing and desiring you to persever and contynue accordingly, we do now by these letters advaunce you to the stacion of a Companion of the Silver Crescent, with all privileges, rights and liberties appertaining theretoe. The whiche thyng we have doon and caused to be doon on this 23 March, A.S. 47 in the first year of our reygn in Settmour Swamp.

Based on a letter of Henry VII to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1520 (original spellings preserved)

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