Lateran Regesta, 429
1446-1447

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'Lateran Regesta, 429: 1446-1447', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 9: 1431-1447 (1912), pp. DLXV-DLXXII. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103456 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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16 Eugenius IV. (cont.)

De Regularibus.

1446.
12 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 13d.)
To the dean of Elphin. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Charles Oconchubair, an Augustinian canon of St. Mary's, Cyllmoyr Nasinna, in the diocese of Elphin, that Magonius Macceochayd Yceallayd, prior of St. Mary's, Rosscomayn, of the said order and diocese, has dilapidated many of its goods, committed simony, and omitted to say the divine office) if Charles, who is the son of unmarried parents, will accuse Magonius before the above dean etc. as usual, to summon Magonius, and if they find the above to be true, to deprive Magonius, and in that event to collate and assign the said priory, conventual and with cure, dependent on no monastery or other regular place, value not exceeding 60 marks sterling, to Charles, who is hereby dispensed on account of the said defect etc.; whether it become void by such deprivation, or be void by the death of William Ylannagayn in the Roman court, or by Dermit Maceadgan, sometime prior, obtaining the priory of the house of St. John Baptist, Rinduyn, of the order of Crouched Friars (ordinis Cruciferorum), in the said diocese, or in any other way. Dignum etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxx. Pridie Non. Junii Anno Sextodecimo. de Adria.) [3 pp.]
6 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 22.)
To John Rudmerley, a Benedictine monk of the monastery commonly called St. Mary's de Strugull, Chapstow, in the diocese of Llandaff. Dispensation to him, a priest, to receive and hold for life any benefice with cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a chantry, even if of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he wishes (quotiens volueris). Religionis zelus, vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
Ibid. (f. 24.)To Robert Chambrelayn, an Augustinian canon of Merton in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to him, a priest, to receive and hold for life ... as often as he pleases (quotiens tibi placuerit), as in the preceding. Religionis... Adria.), as ibid.
Prid. Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 47d.)
To William Catton, prior of the Augustinian priory of Erdebury in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Dispensation, seeing that with the 40 marks sterling which is the annual value of the said priory, he cannot easily repair its houses and buildings, which are threatened with ruin, and furnish the necessaries of life to its canons, at his own petition and that of Ralph Boteler, baron of Sydeley and treasurer of the realm of England, to receive and hold for life, together with the said priory, or even without it, any benefice with cure ... pleases (quotiens tibi placuerit), as in the preceding. Religionis etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxvi. de Adria.) [1 p. +]
12 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 74.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews, the provost of Corstorsin (rectius Corstorfin) in the diocese of St. Andrews and the official of St. Andrews. Mandate (the pope having been informed by John Kers, rector of the chapel of Corstorsin [sic] in the diocese of St. Andrews, that John Wyddirspon,' perpetual vicar of Tranent in the said diocese, caused him, when carrying certain papal letters in order that they might be executed, to be assaulted by certain laymen and imprisoned, and, when under sentence of excommunication, has celebrated masses and other divine offices in contempt of the Keys), if Kers will accuse Wyddirspon' before them etc. as usual, to summon him, and, if they find the above to be true, to deprive him, and in that event to collate and assign the said vicarage, which is wont to be governed by Augustinian canons of Holyrood, Edynborch, of whom Kers is one, and whose value does not exceed 20l. sterling, to Kers; notwithstanding that he holds the said chapel, likewise wont to be governed by the said canons, value not exceeding 8l. sterling, which, upon obtaining the said vicarage, he is to resign. Religionis etc. (An. and Jo. de Steccatis. | An. xxii. Pridie Non. Junii Anno Sextodecimo. de Adria.) [3 pp.]
17 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 78.)
To the abbot of Inchcolm (Sancti Columbe de Emonia) in the diocese of Dunkeld. Mandate to confirm, after enquiry, the appropriation made by James, bishop of St. Andrews, by consent of the chapter, with reservation of a yearly pension for a perpetual vicar of 14 marks of the money of Scotland and an honest mansio, of the parish church of Hailes (de Halis) in the diocese of St. Andrews, value, including the said pension, not exceeding 20l. sterling, and, pro potioris cautele suffragio, to appropriate it anew to the preceptor and friars of the Augustinian house of St. Anthony near the town of Leth in the said diocese, value not exceeding 10l. sterling, the building of which, as they allege, is not yet completed, and which is insufficiently endowed for the religious who dwell, and for the works which have to be completed there. Injuncte nobis. (An. and Jo. de Steccatis. | An. xxx. de Adria.) [1¾ p.]
3 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 90.)
To the priors of Kylynworth [sic] and Makstoch, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, and the archdeacon of Coventry. Mandate, at the recent petition of the prioress and convent of Eton, of the order of Fontevraud, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield (containing that whilst a cause was pending before certain judges appointed by papal authority, between them and the abbot and convent of the Benedictine monastery of Lire in the said diocese, about tithes of mills, hay, woods, stone-quarries (fn. 2) within the parishes of Eton and Hingley in the said diocese, which churches the said abbot and convent were holding to their uses, and also about the lesser tithes therein, an amicable concord was made between them, whereby the abbot and convent renounced for ever any suit in the matter, and the prioress and convent were to pay 3s. 4d. of those parts every year for ever to the said church of Hingley) to confirm, after enquiry, the said concord. Ad exequendum pastoralis. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxviii. de Adria.) [1½ p.]
7 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 96d.)
To the dean and Donald Oconchubair and Cristanus Macquedian, canons, of Elphin. Mandate to cause Charles Oflannagan, a canon of Elphin, to be received as a canon of the Augustinian priory of St. Mary, Roschomman, in the diocese of Elphin, and to receive his profession. He is in due course to cease being a canon of Elphin, and is to resign, if he meanwhile obtain them, or give up all right in or to, the perpetual vicarages, value not exceeding 4 marks sterling, of Termancaelyn and Duma in the said diocese, provision of which the pope recently granted him. Cupientibus vitam. (An. and Ja. de Vicentia. | An. vii. Residuum pro deo. de Adria.) [See below, Reg. Lat. CCCCXXX, ff. 153d., 154.]
4 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 130d.)
To John, abbot of the Premonstratensian monastery of St. Mary and St. Thomas the Martyr, Hagneby, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation, at his recent petition (containing that the fruits etc. of the said monastery have been so much diminished by fires, floods and other calamities that he cannot, from the portion of the said fruits allotted to the abbatial mensa, decently keep his state and conveniently support his burdens) to receive and hold in commendam for life with the said monastery any benefice with cure, wont to be governed by secular clerks or by regular clerks of any order, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a priory or dignity, even conventual, or office, even if such priory, dignity or office be elective and have cure, and to resign it, simply or for exchange [as often as he pleases]. Tue devotionis precibus. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. de Adria.)
19 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 135.)
To the abbots of Holywood (de Sacro nemore) and Corsregole in the diocese of Glasgow and the provost of Lerida (Ilerden.). Mandate to cause John Kendald, rector of the chapel of St. Mary Grace's (de Gracia) in the diocese of Glasgow, M.A., to be received as a friar of the Trinitarian house of Berwick (de Beruico) in the diocese of St. Andrews, and to receive his profession. He is in due course to resign the said chapel, value not exceeding 3l. sterling. Cupientibus vitam. (An. and Ja. de Vicentia. | An. xvi. de Adria.) [1 p. +]
Ibid.To the abbots of Holywood, Corsregole and Kylwynyne in the diocese of Glasgow. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding (fn. 3) (the pope having been informed by the above John that Thomas Morton, minister of the house of Phalefurd, of the said order and diocese [of Glasgow] has, after and against his superior's monitions to put her away, publicly kept as his concubine a certain woman, by whom he has had six children, (fn. 4) has dilapidated and converted to his and her pernicious uses fruits and goods appointed for the repair of the said house, and for the said redemption [of captives], has not duly served the said house in divine [offices], and has not kept up therein a fixed number of friars for the celebrating of divine service, in accordance with its primeval foundation and endowment and the statutes and customs of the said order) if John will accuse Thomas before them etc. as usual, to summon him, and if they find the above to be true, to deprive him, and in that event to collate and assign the ministership, conventual and elective, value not exceeding 80l. of old sterlings, to John, after he has been duly received and made his profession, as above; whether it become void by such deprivation, or be void by the resignation of the said Thomas or in any other way. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (An. and A. de Cortesiis. | An. xxvi. Quartodecimo Kal. Februarii Anno Sextodecimo. de Adria.)
1446[–7].
8 Kal Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 170.)
To John Offecomb', a monk of Dunkeswel in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him, who is professed of the Cistercian order, to hold for life any benefice with cure, even wont to be held by secular clerks, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a chantry, and if of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (A. and G. de Elten. | A. xxv. de Felletis.)
1446.
5 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 218d.)
To James Cameron, abbot of Holyrood (Sancte Crucis) near Edinburg, of the order of St. Benedict, (fn. 5) in the diocese of St. Andrews. Faculty to him, to whom the pope recently made provision of the said monastery, to be blessed by any catholic bishop, who shall thereafter receive from him the usual oath of fealty, according to the form enclosed, and shall send it (fn. 6) to the pope by the abbot's (tuas) letters patent, sealed with the abbot's (tuo) seal; without prejudice to the bishop of St. Andrews, to whom the said monastery is by ordinary right subject. Cum nos nuper. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xii. de Adria.)
Ibid. (f. 219.)To the bishops of Glasgow and Dunkeld. Commission for one of them, (fn. 7) seeing that the pope has recently made provision to the above abbot James of the above monastery, to receive (recipiat) from him the usual oath of fealty according to the form enclosed, and for the receiver thereof to send it (fn. 8) to the pope by the abbot's letters patent sealed with the abbot's seal. (fn. 9) Cum nos nuper. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xii. de Adria.)
4 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 229d.)
To the abbots of Pypwell and Croxton and Newbo, in the diocese of Lincoln. Mandate, at the recent petition of the prior and convent of the Augustinian monastery of St. John Baptist, Launde (de Landa), in the diocese of Lincoln (containing that its fruits etc., formerly amounting to 1,000 marks sterling, have been so reduced, by reason of the bad management (fn. 10) of its holders and of sinister events in those parts, that they are not worth more than 400 marks a year; that the priory is burdened with the payment of a yearly pension of 91 marks and with a debt of 500 marks; that its houses and granges in many places are threatened with ruin, and that very great hospitality is observed therein daily), to appropriate to the said priory, after enquiry, the parish church of Owdeby in the said diocese, of their patronage, value not exceeding 30 marks sterling, so that the priory and convent, who allege that king Henry the Sixth has given his consent, may take possession if or as soon as void, and convert the fruits etc. to their uses, a fit portion being reserved for a perpetual vicar. Ex injuncto nobis. (A. and G. de Elten. | A. xxxviii. de Felletis.) [1½ pp.]
Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 230.)
To the bishop, the dean and the official of Limerick. Mandate, as below. The pope recently ordered provision to be made of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Monasteranenagh (de Magio) in the diocese of Limerick, void by the death of abbot Nicholas at the apostolic see, and thereby reserved, to Philip de Geraldinis, then a canon or brother of the Augustinian house of St. Mary and St. Edward, Limerick. At the recent petition of the said Philip (containing that the said provision was made in virtue of the said mandate, and that Nicholas Trostan alias Lewes, a monk of the said monastery [of Monasteranenagh], under pretext of his election by the convent, and confirmation by the ordinary, has taken possession of the administration) the pope orders the above to summon Nicholas and others concerned, and if they find the said provision lawful, to induct Philip into possession of the said administration, removing the said Nicholas and any other, etc. Ad ea ex apostolice. (An. and Anselmus. | An. xviii. de Adria.) [1½ pp.]
3 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 240d.)
To Michael Gray, preceptor of the Augustinian house of St. Anthony, Leth, in the diocese of St. Andrews. Collation and provision, at his recent petition (containing that on the voidance of the preceptorship of the above house, which is a preceptorship-general, by the death of John Stele, and its consequent reservation to the pope, under his previous reservation of all preceptorships-general of all orders, except the military orders, Humbert, abbot of the monastery of St. Anthony in the diocese of Vienne, to whose abbot belongs by ancient custom the collation and provision when there are no papal reservations, perhaps in ignorance of the said reservation, made collation and provision of the said preceptorship, which is not elective, to the said Michael, who, likewise ignorant, obtained possession in virtue thereof), the said collation and provision being without force, of the said preceptorship, still void as above, dependent on the said monastery and wont to be governed by canons thereof, of whom he is one, value not exceeding 8l. sterling. Religionis zelus, vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Concordia and Brechin and the abbot of Inchcolm (Sancti Columbe de Emonia) in the diocese of Dunkeld. Religionis etc. (A. and Ja. de Vicentia. Nicasius. | A. xii. xiiii. Quinto Non. Augusti Anno Sextodecimo. de Felletis.) [4½ pp.]
15 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 243.)
To John South, an Augustinian friar. Dispensation, at his own petition and that of Humphrey, duke of Gloucester, whose chaplain he is, to hold any benefice with cure, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, even if of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, [as often as he pleases], notwithstanding the statutes of Otto and Ottobon, etc. Religionis etc. (Chri. and Jo. de Steccatis. | Chri. xxx. Coronen.)
5 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 243d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate, at the recent petition of the abbot and convent of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Glastonbury, in the diocese of Bath and Wells (containing that although the presentation to the perpetual vicarage of Est Penart in the said diocese belongs to them, bishop Thomas has in contempt of them, alleging that it was void by the deprivation by authority of the ordinary of William Rossell', made collation and provision to Thomas Feyrman, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln), to summon the said bishop and priest, hear both sides, and decide what is just without appeal, enforcing his decision by ecclesiastical censure. Humilibus supplicum. (A. and Anselmus. | A. xii. de Felletis.)
5 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 313d.)
To the abbots of Abingdon (Abindonie) and Evesham, in the dioceses of Salisbury and Lincoln, and the archdeacon of Oxford in Lincoln. Mandate to confirm, after enquiry, the grant made by Henry, king of England, exonerating the abbot and convent of the Augustinian monastery of Oseney by Oxford, and their successors, from the collection and levying, in all places except in the county of Oxford, of all tenths, burdens and subsidies granted by the clergy of the realm to the said king and his successors. Apostolice servitutis officium. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxx. de Adria.) [2 pp. +]

Footnotes

1 The usual modern description on the back of the volume has been reduced by damage to 'Eugenio IV' only. A flyleaf has, in three different contemporary hands: Primus de Regularibus anno xvi.' 'R(ecipe) Nicolae,' and (running on) 'qui rubricauit eum et finiuit [die] lune 19 Junii 1447,' and in a modern hand 'Eugenii pape 4, No. 211.' The words 'qui rubricauit ...' added by Nicolaus himself when he had carried out the task allotted to him, are in a hand which has copied many letters into the Lateran Registers, e.g. on f. 31 of the present Register. Another flyleaf has the oft-recurring modern 'Vid(i) Hib. et A[ng.],' as well as 'Lib. ccxi., fol. 318,' etc. On the bottom edge of the volume is the usual contemporary description, not very legible: 'Primus de Regularibus, anno xvi. domini nostri Eugenii pape iiii.'
2 de molendinis, fenis, nemoribus, lapifodinis.
3 Here with spelling de Berwico.
4 sex filios utriusque sexus.
5 A small cross in the margin draws attention to this error.
6 destinare procures (rectius procuret).
7 committimus quatenus unus vestrum.'
8 destinare procuret.
9 per ejus patentes litteras suo sigillo signatas.
10 proper malum inordinatumque regimen.