Lateran Regesta, 418
1445

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'Lateran Regesta, 418: 1445', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 9: 1431-1447 (1912), pp. 488-504. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103445 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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15 Eugenius IV (cont.)

De Diversis Formis.

1445.
8 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 5d.)
To John Steyle alias Stanford, perpetual vicar of Aldenham in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult for seven years to take, and to rent, let etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices, whilst studying letters at an university or residing in the Roman court. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Bath, Worcester and Aquila. Vite etc. (An. and F. de Laude. Jo. le Goupil. | An. xv. xvii. de Adria.)
3 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 7.)
To Dermit Oconcubayr, scholar, of the diocese of Kildare (Daren.). Dispensation to him, who is in his fifteenth year, to be promoted, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of unmarried parents of a great race of dukes and princes, to all, even holy orders and receive and retain any compatible benefices with or without cure, forthwith if they be without cure, or after his twenty-second year if they be with cure or [one be] a dignity or a personatus or a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases; provided that he be not promoted to any of the said holy orders before the lawful age. The pope further grants that in future papal graces and letters etc. he need not mention the said defect and the present dispensation. Illegitime genitos. (An. and G. Gonne. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)
6 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 24d.)
To William Wrcharde, priest, of the diocese of Ross. Dispensation to him (who was formerly dispensed by papal authority, as the son of unmarried parents, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he was so promoted; who is of noble birth, and to whom the pope recently ordered provision to be made of a canonry and the prebend of Kylteyrn in the church of Ross, value not exceeding 16l. sterling) to receive and retain any other benefices with or without cure, compatible with one another and with the said canonry and prebend, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (An. and G. Gonne. | An. xxxviii. de Adria.)
1444[–5].
Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 27.)
To Magonius Ohallburain, priest, of the diocese of Annadown. Rehabilitation, he having on the voidance of the perpetual vicarage, of the patronage of the bishop, of Magouillind in the diocese of Annadown by the death of Thomas Maconryth, obtained it under pretext of a collation and provision, made to him by the chapter of Annadown, the see being void, without his having been dispensed on account of illegitimacy as the son of unmarried parents, without which dispensation, moreover, he has meanwhile had himself promoted to all, even holy orders and ministered therein. Magonius, who is of noble birth, is hereby dispensed to minister in all the said orders, but is to resign the said vicarage. Sedes apostolica. (An. and Ja. Petri. | An. xv. de Adria.)
Ibid.To Matthew Osyriden', John Macannyled and John Ociuleayn, canons of Tuam. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, to collate and assign the above vicarage, value not exceeding 5 marks sterling, after he has duly resigned it, to the above Magonius, whom the pope hereby dispenses, notwithstanding the above defect etc., to receive and retain it. [Nobilitas generis,] Vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xviii. Quarto Non. Maii Anno Quintodecimo. de Adria.)
1445.
11 Kal.
May.St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 32d.)
To all faithful. Relaxation, in perpetuity, of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Michael the Archangel visit and give alms for the repair, restoration and conservation of the parish church of the said saint, Sowth Curyton, in the diocese of Exeter. Divine majestatis. (An. and Poggius. | An. xxv. de Adria.) [See below, f. 60d.]
1444[–5].
15 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 38.)
To Peter Raoulin, perpetual chaplain at the altar of St. Mary de Orto in the church of Rouen. Dispensation to him (who is in or about his twenty-third year, (fn. 2) is a member of the household and a singer in the chapel of Richard, duke of York, and holds the above chaplaincy, which is without cure, value not exceeding 4l. of petits tournois) to receive and retain, after he attains his twenty-third year, (fn. 3) any benefice with cure, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage. Vite etc. (An. and F. de Laude. | An. x. de Adria.)
1445.
6 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 54d.)
To all faithful. Relaxation, during twenty years only (the pope having learned that in the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary the Virgin without the walls of London there is a hospital of poor sisters in which the poor and sick and other miserable persons are kindly received and refreshed, and children and pregnant women cared for, (fn. 4) and many other pious works of charity done by the mistress and sisters, wherefore the faithful of those parts have a singular devotion to the church of the said monastery and to the said hospital, to whose said mistress and sisters certain revenues have been assigned, which are not enough) of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and the dedication of the said church and hospital and on All Saints, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week, and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and six days visit the said church and give alms for the maintenance of the said hospital. Dum precelsa. (An. and Cyncius. An. xxxviii. de Adria.)
18 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 60d.)
To all faithful. Relaxation, in perpetuity, of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of the Assumption of St. Mary the Virgin visit and give alms for the conservation of her chapel situate in the cemetery of the parish church of St. Michael, Sowth Churyton, in the diocese of Exeter. Dum precelsa. (An. and Cincius.| An. xvi. de Adria.) [See above, ƒ. 32d.]
4 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 63d.)
To the bishop of Kildare (Daren.) Mandate, after imposing penance for incest, to dispense Cornelius Oconcubair, layman, and Morina Inymora, of his diocese, to marry notwithstanding the impediments arising out of their being related in the double fourth degree of kindred and the double third and the quadruple fourth degrees of affinity, aware of which relationship they formerly committed fornication with one another and had offspring, which, with the offspring to be born of the marriage, is to be decreed legitimate. Oblate etc. (An. and Ciprianus. | An. xx. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 63d.)
To Patrick Rode, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, M.A. Reservation and assignment (seeing that he has this day ceded to the pope the suit pending in the Roman court between him and David de Crainach, priest, of the diocese of Aberdeen, about the chancellorship of Brechin, and all right therein or thereto, and that the pope has granted provision of the said chancellorship to the said David) in order that he (who is a priest, is of noble birth, has come thrice from Scotland to the Roman court, and possesses no benefice) may not suffer too great loss from the said cession, of a yearly pension for life (or until provision has been made to him, and he has obtained possession of a benefice of a yearly value of 50 marks of the money current in Scotland) on the fruits etc. of the said chancellorship of 20 marks of the said money, which is said to exceed by five or six florins the third part of the said fruits etc. (fn. 5) ; to be paid by the said David, who has consented, and by his successors, in equal portions at Whitsuntide and Martinmas in the city of Brechin. Nobilitas generis, vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Ossero, the abbot of Cupar in the diocese of St. Andrews and the dean of Brechin. Nobilitas etc. (An. and G. de Elten, Jo. de Steccatis. | An. x. xii. Id. Maii Anno Quindecimo. de Adria.)
3 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 68d.)
To all faithful. Relaxation, during twenty years only, of two years and two quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of the dedication of the relics and on All Saints, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week, and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and six days visit and give alms for the repair and conservation of the ancient chapel of SS. John the Apostle and Evangelist and Edward the King and Confessor, Whitwell, near the city of St. Davids, on the public street within the bounds, precinct and circuit of the places of the stations of St. David, by which [chapel] a multitude of faithful of those parts is wont to journey on pilgrimage; the pope's desire being that the said chapel may be held one of the said places and enjoy the same prerogatives and privileges, that it may have its buildings and ornaments repaired and conserved, and that the faithful may resort thither the more readily and help towards the said repair and conservation (fn. 6) Licet is. (An. and Blondus pro Poggio. | An. xx. de Adria.)
4 Non. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 91d.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Mandate to dispense John Langney, layman, and Agnes Halby, of his diocese (who formerly contracted marriage per verba legitime de presenti, consummated it and had offspring, in ignorance that, as they afterwards learned whilst the said marriage was being solemnized after the manner of the country (fn. 7) , the said Agnes had been godmother at the confirmation of a daughter of John by his first wife) to remain in the said marriage, notwithstanding the impediment of spiritual relationship arising from the aforesaid; decreeing the said offspring and future offspring of the said marriage legitimate. Oblate etc. (An. and Pizolpassus. | An. xviii. de Adria.)
5 Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 92.)
To Edward Puyngges, rector of the parish church of Westburne in the diocese of Chichester. Dispensation to him, who is by both parents of a race of barons, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 50l. of the money current in those parts, any one other, or without it any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (An. and Ja. Petri. | An. lvi. de Adria. | [Without the usual mention of the pope's late ordinance to the contrary, see above, p. 5.]
Prid. Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 111.)
To the bishop of Clonfert. Mandate to dispense Philip de Wale, layman, and Margaret de Burgo, to marry notwithstanding that they are related on both sides in the third and third and in the third and fourth and in the fourth and fourth degrees of kindred, aware of which they have committed fornication with one another, for which penance is to be imposed; decreeing legitimate offspring born, if any, and that to be born of the marriage. Oblate etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xx. de Adria.)
16 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 123d.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate, after imposing penance for incest, to dispense Robert Donne, layman, and Helen Donne, of his diocese, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the second and third degrees of kindred, aware of which they formerly committed fornication together more than once; decreeing legitimate the offspring born, if any, and that to be born of the said marriage. Oblate etc. (An. and Jo. de Steccatis. | An. xxvi. de Adria.)
12 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 143d.)
To Thomas, bishop of Leighlin. Faculty, at his petition (containing that in his city and diocese there are divers persons of both sexes who are related in the third and third and the fourth and fourth degrees of kindred and affinity, or combinations thereof, and have more than once committed fornication together, and had offspring, some of whom have, not in ignorance of the impediments, contracted marriages per verba legitime de presenti, consummated them and had offspring therefrom, whilst others of them desire to do so; and that they cannot on account of their want of means (fn. 8) , the perils of the roads and the distance of the places conveniently have recourse to the apostolic see), provided that he receive no temporal gift or reward, to absolve four men and as many women of the said city and diocese, howsoever related in the above degrees, namely the said non-ignorant from excommunication incurred [by contracting marriage], enjoining penance, and to dispense the said non-ignorant, after temporary separation, to contract marriage anew, those who desire to contract marriage, to do so and remain therein, and those who in ignorance of the said impediments, have contracted marriage, to remain therein; decreeing (decernendo) offspring already born thereof legitimate, and proclaiming (nunciandi rectius nunciando) legitimate the offspring to be born thereof. Personam tuam. (An. and Ja. Petri. | An. xxxx. sed gratis de mandato domini nostri pape in plumbo et registro. de Adria.)
5 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 145.)
To Adam, elect of Chichester. Faculty to him, to whom the pope recently made provision of the said church to be consecrated by any catholic bishop, assisted by two or three others. The consecrator shall thereafter receive from him the usual oath of fealty according to the form enclosed, and send it to the pope by Adam's letters patent, sealed by Adam's seal; without prejudice to the archbishop of Canterbury as metropolitan (fn. 9) . Cum nos nuper. (An. and G. Gonne. | An. xvi. de Adria.)
1444[–5].
Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 152d.)
To the bishop and the archdeacon of Kilmore (Triburnen.) and the prior of the house of Holy Trinity, Lochwactair, in the diocese of Kilmore. Mandate to cause Thady (Tytheus) Macgumin, perpetual vicar of St. Felimy's (S. Fylemey), Kilmor, in the diocese of Kilmore, who holds by papal dispensation the said vicarage, of the patronage of laymen, and that of St. Bridget's, Nurny, in the same diocese, value not exceeding 8 and 4 marks sterling respectively, and is of a noble race of princes on the side of his paternal grandmother, to be received as a canon of the Augustinian priory of Drumlean in the said diocese, at present void, and the habit thereof to be given him, and to receive his profession. He is in due course to resign the said vicarage of St. Felimy's. Cupientibus vitam. (An. and Jo. de Steccatis. | An. xvi. de Adria.)
1445.
3 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 159.)
To the archdeacon of Connor. Mandate, at the recent petition of Donald Machcagaill (also written Machoagaill), layman, of the diocese of Connor—containing that formerly, after Semiquinus Machcon, captain of his nation, and Donald Ballach Machdomnaill and Alexander Machdomnaill. also laymen, of the said diocese, had given to him certain lands commonly called Serade Kaill and Bademegbcadab in the said diocese, he gave them in perpetuity, together with a certain chapel of St. Mary the Virgin founded and built by him thereon, to the brethren of the house of Roseyrc of the third order of St. Francis in the diocese of Killala (Aladen.), for the building of another house of the said order at the said chapel, the validity of which donations he now doubts—if he find the facts to be as stated, to confirm the said donations, and to grant licence to the brethren of the said house of Roseyir (sic) to receive and retain in perpetuity the said lands and chapel, and at the said chapel to build such other house and to cause the said chapel, if not yet consecrated, to be consecrated by any catholic bishop etc. Piis fidelium votis. (An. and F. de Laude. | An. Gratis pro deo. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 160d.)
To Philip ap David Lloyd, priest, of the diocese of St. Davids. Sedis apostolice ... Exhibita siquidem nobis nuper pro parte tua peticio continebat quod dudum, postquam ad omnes sacros eciam presbiteratus ordines rite promotus fuisti, tu quadam gravi infirmitate genitalibus tuis compressus, credens illam per hoc evadere ac imposterum eo castius vivere posse, absque quovis peccandi proposito, testiculum tuum dextrum cum cultello seu instrumento ad hoc apto quem seu quod tunc apud te habebas amputasti, and that afterwards being restored to his pristine health he, notwithstanding the aforesaid and without having obtained any canonical dispensation, in ignorance of the law celebrated masses and other divine offices, not in contempt of the Keys, and took part therein for many years, believing that it was lawful for him to do so. The pope hereby dispenses him, who is of noble race, on account of irregularity contracted, and dispenses him to minister in the said orders, even that of the priesthood, and to receive and retain any compatible benefices with or without cure. (An. and Jo. de Tefelen. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 162d.)
To William Estfeld, lord of the place of Honnesdoun, in the diocese of London. Indult to him, who is a counsellor of Henry, king of England, and is old, that the confessor of his choice, religious or secular, may dispense him, on the advice of his physicians, not to fast on fast days, and to eat flesh and milk-meats on the said days and other days on which the eating of flesh is forbidden. On the day when he thus eats flesh and milk-meats he is to give some alms to the poor. Ut eo sedi apostolice. (An. and Jo. de Steccatis. | An. xx. de Adria.)
1444[–5].
5 Id. March.St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 170.)
To John Marchant, priest, of the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him (who is in his twenty-third year, and in ignorance of the law has had himself promoted to all holy orders and ministered therein, and who has been absolved by papal authority) to minister in the said orders, notwithstanding the said defect of age etc. Devocionis tue. (An. and Jo. de Thefelen. | An. xii. de Adria.)
Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 177d.)
To the archbishop of Tuam. Mandate, the churches of Tuam and Annadown being united, after imposing penance for incest, to dispense Maurice Yheyn, layman, and Granina Inyhallarayn, of the diocese of Annadown, to marry, notwithstanding that they are related in the double third and single fourth degrees of affinity on different sides, aware of which they formerly committed fornication together several times and had offspring; decreeing the said offspring and that to be born of the marriage legitimate. Oblate etc (An. and Jo. le Goupil. | An. xviii. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 188d.)
To the abbot of Abbeygormacan (de Noua via) in the diocese of Clonfert. Mandate, at the recent petition of Thomas, bishop of Clonfert, to confirm, after enquiry, the donation which he, with consent of the dean and chapter of Clonfert, has made in perpetual frank almoin to the brethren of the third order of St. Dominic and the sisters of the same order dwelling in the town of Killcarbayn in the diocese of Clonfert, namely, of the chapel of Kyllcarbayn, united by papal authority to the vicarage of Killedarmuyrbolga in the said diocese, together with a number of parcels (petiis) of lands, walls and possessions adjacent to the said chapel etc. Ea que pro divini. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xvi. Residuum pro deo. de Adria.)
1445.
18 Kal. May.St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 190.)
To David Lewelini, priest, of the diocese of Llandaff. Dispensation to him, who is by both parents of noble birth, and receives a yearly pension for life of 8l. sterling upon the fruits etc. of the perpetual vicarage of Lantwyt in the diocese of Llandaff, to hold together for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages, notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance to the contrary [see above, p. 5] etc. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 191.)
To the archdeacon, the precentor and Matthew Machonmara, a canon, of Limerick. Mandate (the pope having learned that Philip Ossclarra and Nicholas Maccrauan have freely resigned their respective perpetual vicarages of Kyllfiele and Kyllfunteinan in the diocese of Limerick; and the recent petition of Laurence Ycommuyn, (fn. 10) ; priest of the diocese of Killaloe containing that the said vicarages are not more than one Italian mile apart, that they can be served by one man, and that their fruits etc. have been too much diminished by wars to suffice for the support of separate vicars) to admit the said resignations, and to unite, during the life of the said Laurence, the said vicarages, value not exceeding 2 and 1 marks respectively, each of which has cure of souls wont to be exercised by a perpetual vicar, and in that event to collate and assign the said united vicarages to the said Laurence, who alleges that he is of noble birth and is acceptable to the parishioners of the said churches, and who was lately dispensed by papal authority, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which, having been so promoted, he obtained the perpetual vicarage of Finach by authority of the ordinary, and, having resigned it, that of Thomfynlocha by papal authority, both in the diocese of Killaloe, which latter he has also resigned. Ex iniuncto nobis. | An. and Jo. de Steccatis. | An. xiiii. Residuum pro deo. Octavo Kal. Maii Anno Quintodecimo. de Adria.) [See Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 501.]
4 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 210d.)
To Edmund Austeyn, archdeacon of Kildare, B.C.L. Dispensation as below. After having been dispensed by papal authority, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold any compatible benefices with or without cure, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, the pope lately made provision to him of the archdeaconry of Kildare, a non-major dignity with cure, then void and previously reserved, and dispensed him for five years to hold therewith one other benefice, or otherwise any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible. At his recent petition, containing that he obtained the said archdeaconry and the perpetual vicarage of Cloncurrey in the diocese of Kildare, and is still holding them, and that the end of the said five years is at hand, the pope dispenses him, who is on his mother's side of noble birth, to continue to hold, even after the end of the said period, and for life, the said archdeaconry and vicarage, value not exceeding 20 and 25 marks sterling respectively. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (An. and pro Jo. de Steccatis, G. de Elten. | An. xxviii. de Adria.)
8 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 213d.)
To the bishop of St. Davids. Mandate to absolve from excommunication incurred, enjoining penance, and afterwards to dispense Morgan ap Dd' [i.e. David] ap Hopkyn, layman, and Guenllyan daughter of William ap Dd' ap Mewyk (sic), of his diocese, (fn. 11) after temporary separation, to contract anew the marriage which they formerly contracted per verba legitime de presenti and consummated, not in ignorance that they were related in the double fourth degree of kindred and the second and third and the third and fourth and the triple fourth degrees of affinity; decreeing past offspring, if any, and the offspring to be born of the said marriage legitimate. Oblate etc. (An. and Jo. de Steccatis. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
15 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 214d.)
To the bishop of Llandaff. Mandate to dispense David ap Greffyth vazan (vaghan i.e. vachan) ap Greffyth ddu, layman, and Nesa verze (verghe, i.e. verch) Howel ap Ieu(an) ap Res, of the diocese of Llandaff (who, not ignorant that they were related in the third degree of kindred, committed fornication together and had offspring) after imposing penance for their fornication, to marry, decreeing the said offspring and that to be born of the marriage legitimate. Oblate etc. (An. and Jo. de Steccatis. | An. xx. de Adria.)
4 Id. May
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 214d.)
To the bishop of Cork. Mandate to dispense James Bary, layman, and Joan [daughter] of Thady Meckarthy, of the dioceses of Ross and Cork, to marry, notwithstanding that they are related in the double third and fourth degrees of kindred and the third and fourth arising from six cases, and the double fourth arising from three cases (fn. 12) Oblate etc. (An. and Idem [i.e. Jo. de Steccatis]. | An. xxii. de Adria.)
15 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 215.)
To Walter Hyhert (rectius Lyhert), rector of Hygham in the diocese of Bath and Wells, S.T.B. Grant as below. His recent petition contained that formerly, on the voidance of the wardenship (custodia) of the house or hospital of St. Anthony in the city of London, for scholars and poor, by the resignation of John, [now] bishop of Worcester, then of lower rank (tunc in minoribus constitutus), to Henry, king of England, the said king, in accordance with immemorial custom, admitted the resignation and granted the wardenship, which is without cure, to Walter, in virtue of which he obtained possession and still holds it, but now doubts whether the grant holds good. The pope therefore grants to him, who holds the above church of Hygham, the provostship without cure of the royal college called 'Oriell'' in the university of Oxford, and the said wardenship, value not exceeding 50l., 10l. and 40l. sterling respectively, that he may lawfully retain the said wardenship. Litterarum screncia, vite etc. (An. and Jo. de Steccatis. | An. xx. de Adria.)
1444[–5].
5 Id. March.St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 223d.)
To James Ouchtre, priest, of the diocese of Dunblane, bachelor of canon law. Rehabilitation, at his recent petition, containing that formerly, after he, who is of noble birth, had been dispensed by papal authority, as the son of unmarried parents, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, he was so promoted and obtained the perpetual vicarage of Moneuard in the diocese of Dunblane, resigned it and, without obtaining any other dispensation, obtained the perpetual vicarage of Muthil, resigned it for exchange, and obtained that of Kyppen, both in the said diocese, and that he and John de Toulons resigned the said vicarage of Kyppen and that of Stratychtin respectively, in the diocese of St. Andrews, for purpose of exchange to Michael, bishop of Dunblane who, having power from the late Henry, bishop of St. Andrews, carried out the exchange, in virtue of which he obtained the said vicarage of Stratychtin and had held it for some time when he resigned it for exchange with the parish church of Terwet in the said diocese of St. Andrews, but, the said exchange having been for certain reasons cancelled (recisa), returned to the said vicarage of Stratychtin, and has detained it thenceforward for about five years, taking the fruits of Muthil, Kyppen, Stratychtin and Terwet successively. He is to resign the said vicarage of Stratychtin. Sedes apostolica, pia mater. (An. and Jo. de Tefelen. | An. xvi. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 224.)
To the official of Dunblane. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, to collate and assign to the above James, after he has resigned, the above vicarage of Stratychtin, value not exceeding 9l. sterling, still void by the resignation of the above John. He is hereby dispensed to receive and hold, notwithstanding the said defect etc., the said vicarage and any other benefices with or without cure compatible therewith and with one another, and to resign them and it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Dignum etc. (An. and G. Gonne. | An. l. Decimo Kal. Aprilis Anno Quintodecimo. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 227.)
To Emundus de Stantona, clerk, of the diocese of Tuam alias Mayo. Rehabilitation, at his recent petition, containing that after the pope lately ordered provision to be made to him, who is by both parents of noble birth, of the rectory of Roba in Kera in the diocese of Tuam alias Mayo, with cure and of lay patronage, then void by the death of Magonius Yhoumys, and dispensed him, being then in about his twenty-second year, to receive and hold it, he obtained it and continued to hold it even after reaching the lawful age, without being ordained priest and without any other dispensation, and has done so for more than a year but less than two years since the lapse of the time allowed by the said dispensation. He is to resign. Sedes apostolica. (An. and Jo. le Goupil. | An. xvi. de Adria.)
Ibid.To the bishop of Città di Castello (Civitatis Castelli) and the archdeacon and Elias Homurcu (sic), a canon, of Tuam. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, to collate and assign to the above Emundus, after he has resigned it, the above rectory, value not exceeding 8 marks sterling, void by the above non-promotion; whether it be void thus, or by the death of the above Magonius, or in any other way. He is hereby specially dispensed not to be bound for seven years from the present date to be promoted to deacon's or priest's orders, whilst studying letters and canon law, even in a studium particulare, there being in those parts no university; provided that within a year after obtaining possession of the said rectory by virtue of these presents, he be ordained subdeacon. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (An. and F. de Laude. | An. xxviii. Quarto Id. Aprilis Anno Quintodecimo. de Adria.)
1445.
Prid. Kal. April.St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 241.)
To all faithful. Relaxation in perpetuity of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. James the Apostle in July, from the first to the second vespers, visit the church of the Friars Preachers' house of Athnari in the diocese of Tuam, in which there are about thirty friars, and which has had its said church and offices greatly damaged by an accidental fire, and give alms for the repair and conservation of the buildings of the said church and house, and for the maintenance of the said friars. Splendor paterne. (An. and Cincius. | An. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. de Adria.)
3 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 250d.)
To the bishops of Ossero (Ausaren.), Gap (Vapincen.) and Ross. Mandate as below. The recent petition of Andrew de Tulach, archdeacon of Orkney, contained that formerly, when he was holding the perpetual vicarage of Lochrewton, and Alexander de Methfan that of Cowlle, in the dioceses of Glasgow and Aberdeen, Alexander's brother promised Andrew a yearly pension in order that he should resign Lochrewton for exchange with Cowlle, which pension Andrew, having made the said resignation, received for some years; that, in order that Gilbert Vaus should resign his canonry of Caithness and prebend of Canesbi for the said vicarage of Cowlle, whereof Andrew was then in possession, to Andrew's brother (ipsius germano), Andrew promised him a yearly pension, which he paid for some time, committing simony and thereby incurring ecclesiastical sentences etc.; that subsequently, upon the expected voidance of the precentorship (cantoria) of the church of Moray, then held by Ingram [now] bishop, then elect of Aberdeen, by the present pope's promotion of him to that see and his impending consecration, the pope ordered it, a non-major dignity with cure, to be granted in commendam to Thomas, bishop of Orkney, at the same time granting that bishop faculty to resign it without the Roman court to any canon of a cathedral church or other dignitary, and for such canon or dignitary to admit such resignation and carry out an exchange for any benefice with or without cure; that bishop Thomas, in virtue thereof, resigned to John, bishop of Moray, his commenda of the said precentorship, which had been duly made to him on its becoming void by the said promotion and by the said elect's consecration at the apostolic see, that the said Andrew resigned the said canonry and prebend, and that the said bishop John, under pretext of the said faculty, made collation and provision to Andrew of the said precentorship, and granted the said canonry and prebend in commendam to bishop Thomas; that under pretext of the said collation and provision Andrew obtained possession of the precentorship, and has held together for some time the said vicarage of Cowlle, canonry and prebend and precentorship, still detaining the precentorship, and taking the fruits of them. The pope therefore orders the above to absolve Andrew, who is by both parents of noble birth, from the said sentences etc., enjoining penance, dispense him on account of irregularity contracted by celebrating mass etc. when under the said sentences, and rehabilitate him. Before they proceed to execute these presents, he is to resign the precentorship. Sedes apostolica. pia mater. (An. and Ciprianus. | An. xvi. de Adria.) Within the upper half of the initial E of Eugenius is the name Leo.) [1 2/3 p.]
Ibid.
(f. 251d.)
To the same. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, (fn. 13) seeing that the said collation and provision are without force, that the said precentorship is still void, as above, and that it is reserved to the pope (under his late reservation, before the said resignation, of all benefices void and to be void at the apostolic see), after the said absolution, dispensation and rehabilitation have been made, to collate and assign to Andrew the said precentorship, value not exceeding 40l. sterling; notwithstanding that he (who lately, then holding the said archdeaconry, a major dignity with cure, and having had provision ordered by the present pope to be made to him of the said vicarage of Lochrewton, was dispensed by papal authority to hold them together for life, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased) holds the said archdeaconry, value not exceeding 10l. sterling, and that the pope lately ordered provision to be made to him of a benefice with or without cure, even if a canonry and prebend or dignity etc. in the gift of the bishops and the deans and chapters etc. of Moray and Ross, which letters shall, upon his obtaining the said precentorship, be null as far as regards a dignity etc. Hodie pro parte Andree. (An. and Ciprianus. | An. xxx. Id. Septembris Anno Quintodecimo. de Adria. The name Leo occurs as in the preceding.) [3 pp. See above, p. 18.]
17 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 260.)
To all faithful. Relaxation, to be valid during twenty years only, of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of the dedication, and on All Saints, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of forty days to those who during the said octaves and six days visit and give alms for the repair and conservation of the chapel of St. Mary within the parish of Kyrkbuy Kendall in the diocese of York. Licet is. (An. and Blondus. | An. xvi. de Adria.)
144[–5].
5 Non. March. St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 14) (f. 268d.)
Confirmation, as below. (fn. 15) The recent petition of Richard Caunton', provost called master of the college called the cantaria iniciati of St. Mary the Virgin near the church of St. Davids, and of the fellows thereof contained that they and their predecessors have possessed, and still possess, in virtue of legacies, grants in frank almoin and appropriations, many and divers lands etc., parish churches, chapels, tithes etc. granted to the said college or to the master and fellows of its chantry by divers lords, founders of the said college or chantry; and especially the priory of Whytwel and the chapel there, situate within the parish of the church of St. Davids, granted by the late Adam, bishop of St. Davids, and the chapter of that church, with certain tenements etc. and rents, namely of Porthmawre Llaythdir Harneglo Redegele Landredyan and other lands etc. and liberties; the temporal court and jurisdiction and cognizance of pleas etc., and the prison belonging of old to the said priory and prior of Wythwel, with the chapel there and oblations made in the said chapel and college, all their rights, customs and appurtenances in the lordship of Pebidiauk in the diocese of St. Davids, likewise the parish churches of St. Ishmael and Llangonnor in the lordship of Kedwely, Malros, Haroldston on the sea, St. Bernachius's, Neverne and Kilcom in the said diocese, with the patronage of the vicarages of the said churches, with all their lands, houses, glebes, possessions, rights, customs and appurtenances; and especially the glebe or lands of the said parish church of Neverne commonly [called] 'Clastir' in the barony of Kemmeys in the said diocese, namely a certain immunity called the Nothvabernach alias the sanctuary of St. Bernachius, where those who wish to dwell, and who flee for sanctuary to the said church or lands or glebe, and especially to the said 'Clastir,' enjoy safety and liberty without any hindrance etc.; that they intend to have and continue their title, right and claim in and to the aforesaid; that the said college possesses many privileges etc., granted to the said master and fellows etc.; and that all bailiffs, sheriffs etc. of the lordships of Pebydiauk, Pembroke, Kemmeys, Kedwely or of the county of Carmarthen, and all others who impugn etc. the said college or churches or their cemeteries, lands, possessions etc. and especially the immunity or sanctuary of the said 'Clastir,' and the precincts of the said college or priory or chapel of Wythwel, force away and arrest, molest etc. refugees therein, take away tithes etc. or hinder them from being paid, detain lands etc. belonging to the said college, violate its rights and privileges etc., break the enclosures and bounds of its lands, drive away the animals of the said master and fellows etc., or aid and abet any of the foregoing, are ipso facto excommunicate, and cannot be absolved until they have made satisfaction. At the said petition, for confirmation of the said grants etc., the pope hereby confirms the same, decrees excommunicate violators of the ecclesiastical liberty and immunity of the said college, churches, chapels, sanctuary etc., and all who maliciously accuse the said master and fellows in the temporal court etc., and decrees that the said master and fellows can and shall perpetually hold, possess etc. and enjoy the said college and the aforesaid lordships, churches, chapels, tithes, oblations in the said college and chapel of Wytwel, lands, possessions, liberties and immunity and sanctuary etc. (An. and G. de Elten. Jo. [de] Steccatis. | An. xxxx. de Adria.) [5 pp. See Monasticon, vol. VI., pp. 1387–1390 and Cal. Lett., vol. V. p. 285.]
Ibid.
(f. 271.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury, the abbot of Whitland (Albalanda) in the diocese of St. Davids and the archdeacon of Cardigan in St. Davids. Mandate, exemplifying the preceding, to publish the same and defend and assist the above master or provost and fellows, inhabitants, parishioners etc. in regard to the above grants etc. privileges, liberties, immunities, sanctuary and jurisdictions etc.; publicly proclaiming contraveners thereof excommunicate until they made due satisfaction, etc. Hodie nostre emanarunt littere. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xx. de Adria.) [2½ pp.]
1445.
15 Kal. May. St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 273d.)
To the bishop of Durham. Mandate to dispense John Bekyngham, layman, and Joan Emmote, of his diocese, to marry, notwithstanding that they are related in the double third degree of affinity. Oblate nobis. (An. and Ciprianus. | An. xx. de Adria.)
8 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 279d.)
To all faithful. Relaxation, to be valid during twenty years only, of four years and four quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of the dedication, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and six days visit and give alms for the repair and conservation of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Killagh (de Bello loco), in the diocese of Ardfert, which is situate in a place where wars are almost continually going on, (fn. 16) and whose buildings are threatened with ruin, and for the completion of its church, whose restoration and enlargement have been recently begun. (fn. 17) Et si propheta dicente. (An. and Trapezuntius. | An. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. de Adria.)
15 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 294.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Jerpoint (de Geruponte), in the diocese of Ossory. Mandate, at the recent petition of David Gundini, a canon of Ossory (containing that formerly Thomas, bishop of Ossory, inasmuch as the fruits etc. of David's prebend of Clonhymyry in the said church were not worth more than 3 marks sterling, united thereto, with consent of the chapter, the rectory of the parish church of Kylmabuyg in the diocese of Ossory, which has a perpetual vicar, on its voidance by the death of Thomas Cardiiff, in virtue of which David took possession and still holds it to his uses, taking fruits therefrom, which are few; and adding that some hesitate as to the validity of the said union), if he find the facts to be so, to unite the said rectory, value not exceeding 3 marks sterling (besides which David holds the rectory of Beuwle alias Onync in the said diocese, value not exceeding 4 marks) to the said prebend, as long as David shall hold it. Ad ea ex apostolice. (An. and Ja. Petri. | An. xxvi. de Adria.)

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern Eugenio IV. 1445. Anno 15. Lib. 1. There is no contemporary flyleaf. On the bottom edge of the volume is the usual contemporary description, the first line of which is almost invisible: Primus de diuersis formis anno xv domini nostri Eugenii pape iiiti.
2 qui ut asseris in vicesimo tertio vel circa tue etatis anno constitutus ... existis.
3 postquam vicesimum tertium dicte statis annum attigeris (? rectius peregeris).
4 in monasterio ... sit quoddam hospitale pauperum sororum in quo pauperes et infirmi alieque miserabiles persone illuc confluentes benigne recipiuntur et recreantur, ac infantes et mulieres pregnantes refocillantur.
5 pensionem annuam viginti marcharum monete in eodem regno currentis que in quinque vel sex florenis tertiam fructuum reddituum et prouentuum dicte cancellarie partem excedere dicitur.
6 Cum ... capella de Whitwell prope ciuitatem Meneuensem in honorem beatorum Johannis Apostoli et Evangeliste ac Edwardi Regis et Confessoris super stratam publicam infra metas precinctum et circuitum locorum stationum sancti David antiquitus situata sit, per quam ... multitudo deuotionis et peregrinationis causa iter facere consueuerunt, Nos cupientes ...
7 quodque postmodum dum prefatum matrimonium juxta morem patrie solemnizaretur.
8 propter earum impotentiam.
9 Volumus autem quod idem antistes ... recipiat juramentum ... ac formam juramenti quod te prestare contigerit nobis ... per tuas patentes litteras tuo sigillo signatas, per proprium nuntium ... destinare procures (rectius procuret).
10 An improvement upon the doubtful reading, 'Ocurryn (or Ocuuyn)' in Cal. Lett. viii. p. 501.
11 pro parte Morgan ap Dd' ap Hopkyn laici et Guenllyan filie Will(elm)i ap Dd' ap Mewyk mulieris tue diocesis. The words pro parte are added in the margin and subscribed: An.; the words Will(elm)i ap are also inserted in the margin, and subscribed: Correctum de mandato domini R[oberti de Cavalcantibus, olim palatii apostolici auditoris] episcopi Vulterran. locumtenentis, An. de Adria.
12 duplici tercio et quarto consanguinitatis necnon tercio et quarto de sex ac duplici quarto consanguinitatis gradibus de tribus casibus inuicem conjuncti sunt.
13 Here with the spellings 'Cowle,' 'Canesby.'
14 'Datum Rome ... Anno Incarnacionis dominice Millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo quarto, quinto non. Marcii Anno Quintodecimo. Eugenius IV.'s pontificate began on March 11, 1431, so that 5 Non. March (March 3) in the 15th year, if 'anno 15' be correct, corresponds to the Incarnation year 1445, in modern style 1446. Above the word 'quintodecimo,' however, is a small cross, to which corresponds another in the margin, which suggests that 'quintodecimo' is an error for 'quartodecimo,' with which latter 1444[–5] would agree.
15 Ad perp. rei mem. Regimini universalis ecclesie ... Sane sicut exhibita nobis nuper pro parte dilectorum filiorum Ricardi Caunton' prepositi sive magistri nuncupati collegii cantarie iniciati appellati beate Marie Virginis prope ecclesiam Menevensem necnon sociorum ejusdem collegii peticio continebat ipsi eorumque predecessores plurima et diversa predia terras possessiones tenimenta messuagia ecclesias parrochiales capellas decimas prediales et personales oblaciones ac bona in diversis locis consistencia dicto collegio sive cantarie illius magistro et sociis per diversos dominos ejusdem collegii sive cantarie fundatores, et presertim per bone memorie Adam dudum Menevensis ecclesie episcopum et ejusdem ecclesie capitulum prioratum de Whytwel et capellam ibidem infra parrochiam ecclesie Menevensis situatum, cum certis tenimentis podiis campis possessionibus et redditibus videlicet de Porthmawre ... Landredyan [as above], et aliis terris campis pratis pascuis pasturis viis semitis et libertatibus; curiamque et jurisdictionem temporalem et cognicionem negociorum placitorum et causarum, et custodiam carceralem ad dictum prioratum et priorem de Wythwel antiquitus spectancia, cum capella ibidem et oblacionibus in dictis capella et collegio factis et fiendis, suis juribus consuetudinibus et pertinenciis universis in dominio (fn. 18) de Pebidiauk Menevensis diocesis, necnon parrochialibus ecclesiis sancti Ismaelis et de Llangonnor in dominio* de Kedwely de Malros de Haroldston super mare sancti Bernachii de Neverne et de Kilcom dicte diocesis, cum jure patronatus presentandi ad vicarias dictarum ecclesiarum, cum suis terris domibus glebis possessionibus juribus consuetudinibus et pertinenciis universis, eisdem collegio sive cantarie magistro et sociis legata ac perpetuo in puram elemosinam donata et concessa ipsisque et eorum predecessoribus appropriata necnon ad eorum usum imperpetuum assignata; omnia quoque et singula premissa et presertim glebam sive terras dicte ecclesie parrochialis de Neuerne vulgariter Clastir infra baroniam de Kemmeys dicte diocesis sitas, videlicet certam immunitatem Nothvabernach alias refugium sancti Bernachii, ubi volentes potentesque ibidem morari et ad dictam ecclesiam sive terras aut glebam et precipue ad Clastir predictam causa refugii fugientes absque aliquo impedimento aut quavis vexacione vel molestia securitate et libertate gaudere possunt et debent, ac illic habitare disponentes (fn. 19) vexari evocari summari implacitari arrestari capi aut extrahi non debent quovismodo, in vim largicionum concessionum donacionum et appropriacionum hujusmodi eciam ab illorum [sic] temporibus citra possiderunt habuerunt et tenuerunt prout possident habent et tenent, titulum jus et clameum in illis et ad ea habere et continuare intendentes; prefatum quoque collegium eciam pluribus ac diversis privilegiis libertatibus immunitatibus et temporali jurisdictione illi magistro et sociis incolis parrochianis tenentibus et subditis certis numero et forma concessis fulcitum esse dinoscitur; et nichilominus omnes (fn. 20) et singuli baillivi bidelli vicecomites officiarii sive officiales dominiorum (fn. 21) de Pebydiauk Penbrochie de Kemmeys de Kedwely aut comitatus Kermerdinie dicte diocesis eciam pro tempore existentes, necnon alii quicunque qui prefatum collegium aut dictas ecclesias aut earum aliquam aut eorum cimiteria terras glebas domosaut possessiones et precipue Clastir predicti immunitatem seu refugium predicta, ipsiusque collegii aut prioratus seu capelle de Wythwel predicte cepta impugnaverint infregerint aut personas in eis vel aliquo eorum morari volentes refugium exigentes vel postulantes ab inde recedere compulerint, easque aut earum bona ceperint arrestaverint vel adduxerint vim injuriam vel violenciam intulerint, omnes quoque decimas oblaciones fructus census proventus obvenciones donaciones et emolumenta quecunque subtrahentes aut ea fieri impedientes, terras possessiones et tenimenta dicto collegio debita seu ad id spectancia preter et contra voluntatem existentis magistri et sociorum predictorum quomodolibet detinentes et occupantes, ac illius jura privilegia libertates immunitatem quovis modo violantes, ejusque terrarum clausuras et indagines frangentes, necnon ipsorum magistri et sociorum animalia extra eorum jurisdictiones et pertinencias sive terras fugantes ac res et bona adducentes, aut in hiis vel eorum aliquo auxilium consilium vel favorem prestantes, excommunicacionis sentencia sunt ipso facto innodati, a qua absolvi non possunt donec de hujusmodi offensis taliter (fn. 22) pro tempore commissis debitam et congruam satisfactionem impenderint magistro et sociis collegii predicti. Quare pro parte magistri et sociorum predictorum nobis fuit humiliter supplicatum ut largicionibus concessionibus donacionibus appropriacionibus assignacionibus immunitatibus et libertatibus predictis, aliisque omnibus et singulis in litteris autenticis sive instrumentis publicis ac cartis et munimentis super premissis omnibus confectis seriatim contentis, pro eorum subsistencia firmiori et ad hoc quod ipsorum que hactenus in vim largicionum concessionum donacionum et appropriacionum earundem gesta sunt non vacillet auctoritas, robur apostolice confirmacionis adjicere de benignitate apostolica dignaremur. Nos igitur ... Datum ...'
16 in loco ubi guerrarum turbines fere continuo vigere consueverunt situatum.
17 ut monasterium ... reparetur et conservetur, ipsiusque ecclesia noviter incepta seu de novo reparari et ampliari inchoata perficiatur ...
18 Substituted in the margin by 'An.' for the usual contracted form of 'domino,' which he has cancelled.
19 'disponentes,' is added in the margin by 'An.'
20 'omnes' is added in the margin by 'An.'
21 Substituted in the margin by 'An.' for 'dominorum' which he has cancelled. Cf. above.
22 Corrected by 'An.' from 'totaliter.'
00 Of. 'ad' Clastir 'predictam,' above.