Lateran Regesta, 414
1444-1445

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'Lateran Regesta, 414: 1444-1445', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 9: 1431-1447 (1912), pp. 452-459. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103441 Date accessed: 25 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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14 Eugenius IV (cont.)

De Regularibus.

1444.
16 Kal. Oct. St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 6d.)
To the abbot of Jedworth in the diocese of Glasgow. Mandate as below. It was lately set forth to the pope by the abbot and convent of the Benedictine monastery of Kelsow in the diocese of St. Andrews, immediately subject to the Roman church, that the said monastery, situate not more than four miles of those parts from the borders and not more than one mile from a certain castle in Scotland occupied by the English, had by the long wars and the frequent visits of men-at-arms of both realms been so much burdened and suffered so much loss that the abbot and convent had long put off giving attention to (fn. 2) the repair of the buildings; and that if the perpetual vicarages, of their patronage, of Enerlethan and Selkerk in the diocese of Glasgow, were united and appropriated to the said monastery, they would be able to give attention (fn. 3) to the said repairs and better bear their burdens; wherefore the pope, by letters whose execution has been proceeded to, ordered the above abbot, if he found the foregoing to be true, to appropriate and unite the said vicarages to the said monastery in perpetuity, so that on the cession or death of the vicars the abbot and convent might take possession. At the recent petition of the said abbot and convent (containing that they fear lest, on account of divers expectative graces, granted or to be granted, to persons in those parts, containing suspending clauses against such unions, the effect of the unions and appropriations of the said vicarages may be greatly retarded; and adding that if to Thomas de Peblis, vicar of Enerlethan and William Medilmast, vicar of Selkerk, were reserved and assigned a suitable pension upon the fruits etc. of the said monastery and their respective vicarages, they would probably resign, whereby the said unions and appropriations would more quickly take effect) the pope hereby decrees and declares that his intention was and is that such expectative graces etc. should and shall in no wise prejudice or hinder the taking effect of the said unions and appropriations, and orders the above abbot to receive and admit the resignation of the said two vicars, and thereupon to decree that the union and appropriation of the said vicarages, made as stated, has taken effect and, as far as shall be necessary, pro tutiori cautela, to unite and appropriate anew in perpetuity the said vicarages, value not exceeding 30l. and 20l. of old sterlings respectively, whether void by such resignations or in any other way, to the said monastery, value not exceeding 500l. of old sterlings, and to reserve and assign to each of the said vicars a yearly life pension as above. He is to see that there be no simony in the matter of the said resignations. Pastoralis officii debitum. (An. and F. de Laude. | An. xxxv. de Adria.) [3¾ pp.]
Prid. Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's. Rome. (f. 17.)
To Richard Hall, prior of the Benedictine priory of St. Mary, Belvoir (de Beluero), in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult at his recent petition—containing that he has for some time laudably ruled the said priory, which depends on the monastery of St. Albans, is wont to be governed by its monks (of whom he is one), liable to be recalled at the pleasure of the abbot; that he fears lest he be removed and recalled by the said abbot on frivolous and perhaps unlawful grounds; and that he intends, with the help of his friends, to augment (fn. 4) the said priory in spirituals and temporals—that he may not be removed or recalled by the said abbot or any other person without reasonable cause, and unless cognizance thereof has first been lawfully taken. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (An. and G. Elten. | An. xx. de Adria.)
14 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 28.)
To the official of Ardagh. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Richard Ofiargail, an Augustinian canon of Inismoir Lacagamna in the diocese of Ardagh, that John Oschani, prior thereof, has dilapidated many of its goods, has committed perjury, and is involved in divers other crimes) if Richard (who has made his profession and is illegitimate, being the son of a priest, professed of the said order and of a race of dukes, and an unmarried woman) will accuse John before the above official as usual etc., to summon John, and if he find the above to be true, to deprive John, and in that event to collate and assign the said priory, conventual and dependent on the Augustinian monastery of Louth (de Luga) in the diocese of Armagh, and value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, to Richard, whom the pope hereby dispenses to receive and hold it. Dignum etc. (An. and Jo. de Steccatis. | Ax. xxxii. de Adria.)
1444[–5].
Id. Feb. St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 71d.)
To William de Boyis, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of Dunfermlyne in the diocese of St. Andrews, licentiate of canon law. Reservation to the pope, for collation to him, a licentiate of canon law by examination, of the sacristship of the said monastery, a perpetual office with cure, value not exceeding 30l. sterling, about to become void by the provision which the pope has recently made of the said monastery to abbot Richard [see above, pp. 432–433, 435–436]. Religionis zelus, litterarum scientia, vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Dunkeld and Ossero and the abbot of St. Mary's, Lindores (de Londoris), in the diocese of St. Andrews. Religionis etc. (An. and G. Gonne. Jo. de Tefelen. | An. x. xii. Quartodecimo Kal. Martii Anno Quartodecimo. de Adria.)
1444.
12 Kal. Dec. St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 111d.)
To the precentor and William de Elphinston and Robert de Prendirgest, canons, of Glasgow. Mandate to collate and assign to Robert Barberii, a monk of the Cluniac monastery of Paisley in the diocese of Glasgow, the claustral priorship thereof, value not exceeding 30 marks sterling, void by the death of Andrew Stuart; summoning and removing Robert de Kyngorn, a monk of the same, who took possession and has detained it for about a year, under pretext of a grant made by the convent without consent of Thomas Moriow, then abbot, although the appointment and removal of the claustral prior belong to the abbot alone; whether it be void as above, or by the said Thomas's removal of Finlay de Cadzow, [now] a monk of the said monastery, or in any other way. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xx. Tercio Non. Decembris Anno Quartodecimo. de Adria.)
1444–[5].
10 Kal. Feb. St. Peter's, Rome. (f.82d.) (fn. 5)
Confirmation, at the recent petition of the abbot and convent of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary the Virgin and St. Dogmael in Kemmeys, in the county of Pembroke (Penbrochie), in the diocese of St. Davids—containing that they and their predecessors hold many and divers possessions granted in frank almoin by divers lords of the barony of Kemmeys, the said monastery's founders, and especially by William Caunton, recently lord of Fyschgart, and other nobles of those parts, to wit: the lordship, barony or franchise (frangesiam) of the hundred of the town (hundredi ville) of St. Dogmael and of Cassa Abbatis, within the bounds of the parish of the said town of St. Dogmael, the town and lordship of Fyschgart, Treveiordan, Maynclochog, Moylgroue, Langtot, Lesbrawst, Nantgwynt, Monachlogddu (Nigra Grangia), Comkerwyn, Menethtergch, Prisscle, the priory or cell of Pill (Pilla), dependent on the said monastery, and Eglowyse Vroo, in the said diocese, the parish church of Rattrew and the lordship and temporal jurisdiction there, the chapel of Cokynton in the diocese of Exeter, the cell or priory of Glascharis [sic] in the diocese of Ferns; that they have power of life and death within the lordship of Cassa Abbatis, exercised by their stewards, bailiffs and officers, and that the said monastery has within the lands called St. Dogmael's, and especially within the precincts of the said monastery and within the said Cassa Abbatis, a certain immunity called 'Nothvadegwell alias refugium,' where fugitives can dwell in safety, etc.—of the said grants etc.; violaters of the immunity of the said monastery etc. being hereby decreed excommunicate, etc. Ad perp. rei mem. Regimini universalis ecclesie. (An. and G. de Elten, Jo. de Steccatis. | An. xxxxv. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f.84.)
To the bishop of St. Davids, the abbot of Whitland (Albalanda) in the diocese of St. Davids, and the archdeacon of Cardigan in St. Davids. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, to publish the same, defend the abbot and convent in respect thereof, and excommunicate publicly in church, etc., violators of their said rights, sanctuary (refugium) etc. Hodie nostre emanerunt littere. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
6 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 84d.)
To Thomas Sowan, an Augustinian friar. Dispensation to him (who has studied theology and philosophy, each for three years, and often preached, and lately, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of a married man and an unmarried woman, had himself promoted to all, even holy orders), to be elected etc. to any offices of his order. Religionis etc. (An. and G. Gonne. | An. xx. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 89d.)
Relaxation, in perpetuity, of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Patrick visit the church of Corpus Christi of the Augustinian friars' (fn. 6) house of Benfada in the diocese of Achonry, (the building of which church and house has been recently begun, cloister, refectory, sacristy, chapterhouse, bell-tower, books, and many other things being still wanting), and give alms for the said building and completion etc. Etsi ecclesie et loca. (An. and A. de Florencia. | An. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. de Adria.)
1444.
Prid. Kal. Dec. St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 96.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Mandate as below. After the pope had made provision to William Boner of the previously reserved priorship of St. Andrews, a major dignity, it was set forth by David Ranie, a canon thereof, that before the provision he had gone to great expense for the prosecution of his election by the chapter, in sending, in spite of hindrances raised by the said William, an envoy to the pope, and that he desired to study, but had no resource beyond his place as a canon, from which he received nothing when absent, and when resident only his food and clothing; whereupon the pope, to whom David had given up all right in or to the said priory, ordered the abbot of Lindores (de Londor[is]) in the diocese of St. Andrews to grant and assign to David, whilst residing at an university and studying in the faculty of theology, a yearly pension for five years of 100 gold florins of the camera upon the fruits etc. of the said priory, to be paid by the said prior William and his successors. Seeing that the pope ordained that any letters of assignment of a yearly pension on the fruits of a benefice should be null without the consent of the person who had a right in the benefice; and seeing that, as the recent petition of the said William contained, he did not consent to the said assignment and is not disposed to do so, the pope, at his said petition and that of James, king of Scots, orders the above bishop to summon David and, unless he can show within an appointed time that William has consented to the said assignment, to declare the said grant null. Justis supplicum votis. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xx. de Adria.) [See Cal. Lett. VIII, pp. 269, 270.]
1444[–5].
15 Kal. Feb. St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 123d.)
To Richard Aylcsham (rectius Aylesham), a Benedictine monk of St. Albans. Dispensation to receive and hold for life any benefice with cure, wont to be governed by secular clerks or by regular clerks of any order, even if a parish church etc., and of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxviii. de Adria.)
1444.
17 Kal, Jan. St. Peter's Rome. (f. 130d.)
Confirmation, at the recent petition of the prior and convent of the monastery of St. Cuthbert, Bishop and Confessor, in the diocese of Durham (containing that they and their predecessors have possessed from time immemorial, by grants etc. from the late Edgar, David, Alexander, William, Robert, Robert and James, kings of Scotland, and divers earls of Dwnbare, the priory, cell or mansio and barony of Coldyngham in the diocese of St. Andrews, and divers lands, churches, chapels, etc., which grants etc. have been confirmed by popes and ordinaries, as is contained more fully in divers sealed letters of the said kings and earls or in public instruments, some of which James, bishop of St. Andrews has, at the instance of the said prior and convent, caused to be drawn up in the form of a public instrument), of the said grants etc.; with decree hereby that the said prior and convent [of Durham] and the prior of Coldyngham, and their successors, shall peaceably hold and possess in perpetuity the said priory of Coldyngham, with all its churches, chapels, lands etc. The pope exemplifies:—
The public instrument published by the underwritten notaries public (fn. 7) by order of James, bishop of St. Andrews, which the said bishop has ordered to be sealed with his seal, dated at St. Andrews, A.D. 1441[–2], indiction 5, January 18, anno 11 Eugenius IV, in the presence of Masters Walter St[e]wart, rector of the university of St. Andrews, John de Schewes, official of St. Andrews, Hugh Kennady [sic], provost of the chapel royal of St. Andrews, John Legat, a canon of Glasgow, and Alexander Balkancol, vicar of Kylspyndy, and many others. The said bishop sets forth therein that John Oll and John Penchere, monks of Durham, have exhibited to him, on behalf of the said prior and convent of Durham, a charter of confirmation of Robert, king of Scots, sealed with his great seal and containing a letter of confirmation of David, king of Scots, and certain charters, namely, three of Edgar, king of Scots, and a fourth of the late Patrick, earl of Dwnbare, concerning the donation of the mansio of Coldyngham and of certain other mansiones, lands and possessions to God and St. Cuthbert and the prior and monks of Durham; and that he has examined and caused the said charter of confirmation and its said contents to be copied and exemplified by the underwritten notary public (fn. 8) in the form of a public instrument, which shall have the force of the original. The bishop's said instrument exemplifies a charter of Robert [III], king of Scots, dated at Linlithgow, 26 January, 1391[–2]. [Raine. Hist. and Antiq. of North Durham, App. p. 20]. inspecting and confirming a charter dated at Edinburgh, 1 January [A.D. 1362(–3)], 34 David II. [ibid. p. 19], inspecting and confirming a charter, dated at Edinburgh, 16 March [A.D. 1327(-8)], 22 Robert I. [ibid. p. 17], inspecting and confirming the following:—
(i) A charter of Edgar, undated (circa A.D. 1100), concerning Coldingham [ibid. p. 1; Lawrie, Early Scottish Charters, XIX; Facsimile of original in National MSS. of Scotland, VI.]
(ii) A charter of Edgar, undated (circa A.D. 1098), concerning lands in Lothian. [Raine, p. 1; Lawrie, XVII.]
(iii) A charter of Edgar, undated (circa A.D. 1100), concerning Swinton. [Raine, p. 2; Lawrie, XX; Nat. MSS. IV.]
(iv) A charter dated at Peebles, A.D. 1126, 3 David I. [Raine, p. 4; Lawrie, LXV.]
(v) A charter of Patrick I, earl of Dunbar [A.D. 1182–1232]-undated, concerning Ederham. [Raine, p. 26.]
[Raine, Historiœ Dunelmensis Scriptores Tres (Surtees Soc., 1839), p. cccxiv, prints, without date, pope Eugenius's confirmation granted as above, at the petition of the prior and chapter of St. Cuthbert, but not his exemplifications of the several charters.]
1444.
17 Kal. Jan. St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 150d.)
To the archbishop of York and the dean and the archdeacon of York. Mandate, at the recent petition of the prior and convent of the Benedictine monastery of St. Cuthbert, Durham (containing that the priory or cell of Lithum of the said order in the diocese of York is dependent on the said monastery, that its prior or administrator is a monk of the same monastery appointed by the prior thereof and removable at his pleasure, and that such monk has to produce a lawful account of his administration every year in the said monastery, before persons appointed for the purpose, etc.; but that William Partryk, a monk of said monastery, appointed administrator, has collected sums of money under colour (obtentu) of his administration and, without mention of this and other facts, has obtained papal letters by which he cannot be removed for life from the said priory and administration by the prior of the said monastery or any other of William's superiors, except for grave and enormous delicts, under pretext of which letters he has dilapidated goods of the said priory, and refused to render an account, obey his superiors, answer in respect of grave and enormous crimes in which he is alleged to be involved, and undergo correction) if they find the foregoing to be true, to annul the said letters, the pope granting hereby to the prior of the said monastery licence to punish the said William as his crimes shall require, and to force him to render to him due and wonted obedience. Humilibus supplicum votis. (An. and Jo. de Tefelen. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
14 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 153.)
To John Oragillich, an Augustinian canon of St. Mary's, Kells (de Kenlys), in the diocese of Meath. Dispensation to him, a priest, professed of the said order, to be elected etc. to any dignities, even abbatial, offices etc. of the said order, even if elective and with cure, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of a priest, professed of the same order and abbot, and an unmarried woman. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
1444[–5].
Id. Feb. St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 204.)
To David Ofoy, a Cistercian monk of St. Mary the Virgin's, Kilcooley (de Arvicampo), in the diocese of Cashel. Dispensation, at his recent petition-containing that the said monastery has been almost completely destroyed and burnt by armed men, that its abbot Philip has left it and betaken himself to England with two monks in search of food and clothing, and has given David, who is a priest and on whose behalf James earl of Ormonde (Ormonie) has also petitioned the pope, licence to serve any ecclesiastical benefices—to receive and hold any benefice in Ireland with or without cure, even wont to be governed by secular clerks. Religionis zelus vite etc. (An. and Jo. de Steccatis. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
1444.
16 Kal. Nov. St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 230d.)
To John Peyton, a Benedictine monk of St. Albans in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to him who, before entering religion and after taking the degree of M.A., often preached to the people, to receive and hold for life any benefice with cure in the city or diocese of Lincoln, wont to be held by secular clerks or by regular clerks of any order, even if a parish church etc. and of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, litterarum scientia, vite etc. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
7 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 234d.)
To the chancellor and Ranaldus Orothlan and Elias Omurcw, canons, of Killala (Aladen.). Mandate—the pope having been informed by Mulerus Bared, a canon of the Augustinian house of St. Mary, Druymlehan, in the diocese of Kilmore, that Robert Dundonall, warden of the conventual cell, called the priory, of St. Mary, Crosmulyna, of the said order, in the diocese of Killala, is a notorious simoniac and dilapidator of the goods of the said cell—if Mulerus will accuse Robert before them etc., as usual, to summon Robert, and if they find the above to be true, to deprive Robert, and in that event to collate and assign to Mulerus the said wardenship, which is not elective and depends on the Augustinian priory of St. Thomas the Martyr by Buttevant (juxta Baitoniam) in the diocese of Cloyne (Cluonen.), is wont to be governed by canons thereof, whose holder is wont to be removed at the sole pleasure of the prior thereof, and whose value does not exceed 24 marks sterling. Religionis etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xii. Residuum pro deo. Non. Decembris Anno Quartodecimo. de Adria.)
8 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 242d.)
To Cormac, prior of the Augustinian house of St. Mary, Drymlethan, in the diocese of Kilmore. Dispensation to him, to whom the pope intends to make this day provision of the church of Ardagh, to administer etc. the said church, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of a priest professed of the said order and an unmarried woman. Multiplicum virtutum dona. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxx. de Adria.)

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern description '1444. An. xiv Eugenius IV.' A flyleaf has, in contemporary hands 'Primus (corrected from '2us.') de Regularibus et litteris dominorum Cardinalium anno xiiiio domini nostri Eugenii pape iiii.' 'R(ecipe) Johannes,' [Johannes] 'Rubricauit et finiuit die mercurii xiiii Octobris 1446.' On the back of the same leaf are the usual modern 'Vis. Hib. et Ang.' 'Lib. clxxxviii, fol. 293,' etc. On the bottom edge of the volume is the usual contemporary description, almost invisible.
2 intendere distulerant et postposuerant.
3 intendere,
4 augere intendis.
5 The folios in this part of the volume are bound out of order.
6 ordinis fratrum heremitarum Sancti Augustini de Obseruantia.
7 hoc presens publicum instrumentum seu transcriptum per notarios publicos infrascriptos de mandato nostro desuper publicatum. The names of the 'notarii publici infrascripti' are, however, not 'under-written.'
8 per notarium publicum infrascriptum. The 'under-written notary public' does not, however, appear in the pope's exemplification of the bishop's public instrument.