Lateran Regesta 501
1455

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'Lateran Regesta 501: 1455', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 11: 1455-1464 (1921), pp. 211-224. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103689 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. DI. (fn. 1)

1 Calixtus III.

De Beneficiis Vacantibus.

1455.
Non. June.
(5 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 28d.)
To Gilbert de Ryrik. Collation and provision to him, who is a priest and is studying canon law in the university of Rome, of the perpetual vicarage of In[ve]rouri in the diocese of Aberdeen, value not exceeding 9l. sterling, void at the apostolic see and ipso facto reserved by the resignation of Duncan Lichton made to the pope by his proctor Henry Lichton, clerk, of the diocese of Moray; notwithstanding that he holds the parish church of Dronnok in the diocese of Glasgow, value not exceeding 4l. sterling, which, as he has offered, he is to resign upon obtaining the said vicarage. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of Arbroch and Holywood (Sacri nemoris) in the dioceses of St. Andrews and Glasgow, and the vidame of Reims. Hodie dilecto filio. (P. and [A. de] Cortesiis. M. Amici. | P. xiiii. xiii. [probably rectiusxii.’] Pridie Id. Junii Anno Primo. de Varris.) [3⅓ pp.]
3 Non. June.
(3 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 37d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Kyllsenaid, in the diocese of Kilfenora (Fynaboren.) and the treasurer and chancellor of Kilfenora. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Dermit Macgerreastyr, priest, of the diocese of Kilfenora, that Denis Macgeruastyr, perpetual vicar of Noua alias de Nuocouayl in the said diocese, a public and notorious fornicator, has dilapidated and alienated etc. the goods of the said vicarage and committed simony, to the shame of the priestly order) if and after Dermit (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of unmarried parents, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he had himself so promoted) accuses Denis before the above three, to summon Denis, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign the said vicarage, value not exceeding 4 marks sterling, to Dermit, to whom the pope hereby grants that he may resign the said vicarage, simply or for exchange, when he pleases, and receive and retain instead a similar or dissimilar benefice, notwithstanding the said defect etc. Vite etc. (P. and H. Masheim. | P. xii. Residuum gratis pro deo. Quinto Kal. Julii Anno Primo. de Varris.) [3 pp.]
12 Kal. May.
(20 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 57.)
To Matthew Maconmara, a canon of Limerick. Decree etc., as below. Nicholas V (upon learning that the perpetual vicarage of Dubgere in the diocese of Killaloe (Laonien.) had become void because Donatus bishop of Killaloe had summoned to his presence and by a definitive sentence deprived and removed for his faults and demerits Henry Olacdeayn, by his ordinary authority, and had made collation and provision thereof by the said authority to Denis Odalayd, priest, of the said diocese; and that by virtue of the said collation and provision Denis had obtained possession and had held it for about nine years, but was in doubt as to whether they held good) granted on Prid. Id. Feb. anno 8 [12 Feb., 1455] a mandate to a certain judge [not here expressed] to collate and assign the said vicarage, value not exceeding 5 marks sterling, to the said Denis, whether it were still void as above, or by the death of David Idalayd, or by the resignation of the said Henry, or in any other way. Inasmuch as the said pope died before his letters were drawn up, the pope hereby decrees that the said grant shall hold good from the said date, and that these presents shall suffice as proof thereof; with mandate to the above canon to collate and assign as above. Rationi congruit. (P. and H. Masheim. | P. xx. Undecimo Kal. Junii Anno Primo. de Varris.) [3 pp. —.]
Ibid.
(f. 63.)
To the dean of Elphin. Decree etc., as below. Nicholas V granted on Prid. Id. Feb. anno 8 [12 Feb., 1455] a mandate to a certain judge [not here expressed] to collate and assign to Donald Macciaedagayn, priest, a canon of Elphin, the perpetual vicarage of Chilerua(n) in the diocese of Elphin, value not exceeding 3 marks sterling, so long void, because John Macciaedagayn, having obtained it by canonical collation, had held it for more than a year without having himself ordained priest and without dispensation, that by the Lateran statutes its collation had lapsed to the apostolic see; whether it were void as above, or by the resignation of Florence Miccieadagayn (rectius Micciaedagayn), or in any other way, and notwithstanding that he had been received by authority of the ordinary as a canon of Elphin. Inasmuch as the said pope died before his letters were drawn up, the pope hereby decrees that the said grant shall hold good from the said date, and that these presents shall suffice as proof; with mandate to the above dean to collate and assign as above. Rationi congruit. (A. and M. Amici. | A. xx. Pridie Non. Junii Anno Primo. Concordien.) [3 pp. +.]
11 Kal. June.
(22 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 77.)
To the bishop of Ross [in Ireland]. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Cornelius Omulchonere, clerk, of the diocese of Ardfert, that Florence Osullevan, rector of the rectory of Inisdasleioueg otherwise commonly called the parcels of Cahyirbreslean and Kylldacom and Kyillymunelleach, (fn. 2) in the diocese of Ardfert, (fn. 3) has committed simony and, being a public and notorious fornicator, has dilapidated and alienated etc. the goods of the said rectory, to the shame of the clerical order) if and after Cornelius (who lately, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of a priest and prior, a canon regular professed of the order of St. Augustine and an unmarried woman related in the third degree of kindred, was made a clerk, and was afterwards dispensed by papal authority to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, and who from fear of Florence's power has no hope of obtaining justice in the city and diocese of Ardfert) accuses Florence before the above bishop, to summon Florence, and if he find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign the said rectory, which is without cure and value not exceeding 3 marks sterling, to Cornelius, whether it become void by such deprivation, or be void by the death of Maurice Ysulleuuan, or by the resignation of the said Florence, or in any other way. Cornelius is hereby dispensed to receive and retain the rectory, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the said defect etc. Dignum arbitramur. (P. and G. Gonne. P. xxv. de Varris.) [5 pp.]
Kal. July.
(1 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 84d.)
To the official of Clonfert. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Nicholas Ofathyd, clerk, of the diocese of Clonfert, that William Offathyd, perpetual vicar of Kyllernimthyr (rectius Kyllcruimchyr) alias Kynealethyn in the said diocese, a public and notorious fornicator, has committed simony and perjury, to the shame of the priestly order) if and after Nicholas, who lately, notwithstanding his illegiti macy as the son of unmarried parents, had himself made a clerk, accuses William before the above official, to summon William, and if he find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign the said vicarage, value not exceeding 8 marks sterling, to Nicholas, whom the pope hereby dispenses, notwithstanding the said defect, to be promoted to all even holy orders and receive and retain the vicarage. Dignum arbitramur. (P. and G. Gonne. | P. xxvi. Nono Kal. Augusti Anno Primo. de Varris.) [3 pp.]
7 Kal. Aug.
(26 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 92d.)
To the bishop of Zamora and Andrew Macbradayd and Terence Ocayrbry, canon[s] of Kilmore (Triburnen.). Mandate, as below. Eugenius IV ordered Thady (Tyteus), now bishop of Kilmore, then perpetual and secular vicar of St. Bridget's (Sancte Brigide), Nurnagy, in the diocese of Kilmore, to be received as a canon of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Druimleachan, in the said diocese, requiring him, as soon as he made his profession, to resign the said vicarage [see Cal. Papal Lett., IX, p. 493]. The said pope further ordered provision of the said priory, then void, to be made to the said Thady (Thiteus), after he had made the said profession, and willed that, after he had obtained the priory, he might hold therewith for life the said vicarage in commendam [ibid., p. 528]. Seeing that the present pope recently (after the said Thady (Thateus) had made his profession, had obtained the priory in virtue of the said letters, and had held therewith the vicarage in commendam for several years) made provision to him, still holding the vicarage in commendam, of the church of Kilmore, after which he was consecrated by the pope's order at the apostolic see, wherefore the said commenda has ceased and the vicarage is still void by the said profession, the pope hereby orders the above three to collate and assign to Nemeas Odroma, clerk, of the said diocese, who was lately dispensed by papal authority on account of illegitimacy, 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, and whom the pope hereby absolves from all sentences of excommunication etc. and also from simony and perjury, as far only as regards the taking effect of these presents, the said vicarage, value not exceeding 4 marks sterling; notwithstanding that he has been received by authority of the ordinary as a canon of the said church of Kilmore (Triburnen.), which was recently by order of the pope changed into the church of Kilmore (Keelmoren.). (fn. 4) Vite etc. (O. and Nicasius. | O. Gratis pro deo. Decimo Kal. Septembris Anno Primo. Pontanus.) [3½ pp.]
1455.
8 Id. Aug.
(6 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 110.)
To the prior of Holy Trinity, Loccuactham (rectius Loccuacthair), in the diocese of Kilmore (Triburnen.). Mandate to collate and assign to Andrew Magbradayd, clerk, of the diocese of Kilmore (who was lately dispensed by authority of the ordinary on account of illegitimacy, as the son of unmarried parents, to be promoted to minor orders and hold a benefice without cure, after which he was made a clerk) the rectory of St. Patrick's, Dr[u]mguyn alias Machariminbayr, in the said diocese, without cure and value not exceeding 8 marks sterling, void at the apostolic see and therefore reserved, by the death there of Patrick Maconyng; whether it be so void, or by the resignation of the said Patrick or of Malachy Magbradayd, or in any other way, and notwithstanding that he has been received by authority of the ordinary as a canon of Kilmore. He is hereby dispensed, on account of the said defect, to be promoted to all even holy orders and receive and retain the rectory. Dignum arbitramur. (O. and G. Gonne. | O. xx. Septimo Kal. Septembris Anno Primo. Pontanus.) [2¾ pp.]
7 Id. June.
(7 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 157d.)
To Eugenius Oconeil, John Cok and William Ocearnaid, canons of Killala (Aladen.). Mandate (the pope having been informed by Thomas Oduynd, perpetual vicar of Rosseyre (rectius Rosseyrc) in the diocese of Killala, that Thomas Omurchro alias Omurchuayn, perpetual vicar of Crosmolina and Eugenius Occunnan, rector of Rosseyre (sic), in the said diocese, public and notorious fornicators, have dilapidated and alienated the goods of their said respective benefices, that Eugenius is irregular on account of having been present at and taken part in divers fights, manslaughters, depredations and arsons, and that he and the said Thomas Omurchro have committed perjury, (fn. 5) to the shame of the clerical order), if and after the said Thomas Oduynd accuses them before the above three, to summon them, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove them (here with the spelling ‘Omurchu’), and in that event to collate and assign the said vicarage and the said church of Rosserie (sic), which is without cure and was formerly called the chancellorship of the church of Killala, their value not exceeding 12 marks sterling, to the said Thomas Oduynd. Upon obtaining possession of them he is to resign the said vicarage of Rosseyre (sic). Vite etc. (P. and H. Masheim. | P. xx. Nono Kal. Julii Anno Primo. de Varris.) [3½ pp.]
12 Kal. May.
(20 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 176.)
To the provost and chancellor of Kilmacduagh (Duacen.), and Thomas Macgillavanach, a canon of the same. Decree etc., as below. Nicholas V (upon being informed by Dermit Mackcleneayn, clerk, of the diocese of Kilmacduagh, that Eugenius Onyellayn, perpetual vicar of Killyhegney in the said diocese, had publicly kept concubines in his house and dilapidated and uselessly consumed for the purposes of the said concubines and other depraved purposes the goods of the said vicarage and, being under sentence of the greater excommunication on account of contumacy, and publicly so proclaimed, had celebrated and taken part in masses and [other] divine offices, even in contempt of the Keys, and incurred irregularity, to the shame of the clerical order) ordered on Kal. March anno 8 [1455] certain judges, if and after Dermit accused Eugenius before them, to summon Eugenius, and if they found the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign the said vicarage, value not exceeding 2 marks sterling, to Dermit. Inasmuch as the said pope died before his letters were drawn up, the pope hereby decrees that the said mandate shall hold good from the said date, and that these presents shall be sufficient proof; with mandate to the above three to execute the said letters. Racioni congruit. (P. and H. Masheim. | P. Gratis pro deo. Decimo octavo Kal. Julii Anno Primo. de Varris.) [4⅓ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 178d.)
To Denis Macgillavanach, archdeacon of Kilmacduagh (Duacen.) and the provost and chancellor of the same. Decree etc., as below. Nicholas V, upon learning that the perpetual vicarage of Fuoranmor in the diocese of Annaghdown, of the patronage of laymen, was void (because John Macgillavanach, then rector of Ardiahyn [rectius Ardrahyn] in the diocese of Kilmacduagh, had obtained it by collation of the ordinary on its voidance by the resignation of Maurice Ymulbrenaynd to John bishop of Annaghdown, and had without dispensation detained it for some time, together with the said rectory, against ‘Execrabilis’), and that it had been so long void that by the Lateran statutes its collation had lapsed to the apostolic see, as well as being reserved by ‘Execrabilis,’ ordered on 5 Kal. March anno 8 [25 Feb., 1455] certain judges, if they found the vicarage to be void as stated, or by the resignation of the said John Macgillavanach, or in any other way, to collate and assign it, value not exceeding 4 marks sterling, to William Odalayd, priest, of the said diocese of Kilmacduagh. Inasmuch as the said pope died before his letters were drawn up, the pope hereby decrees that the said mandate shall hold good from the said date, and that these presents shall be sufficient proof thereof; with mandate to the above three to make the collation. Rationi congruit. (P. and H. Masheim. | P. Gratis pro deo. Quintodecimo Kal. Julii Anno Primo. de Varris.) [3 pp. +.]
Prid. Id. June.
(12 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 193.)
To Thady (Thateo) Ocluayn, a canon of Clonfert. Mandate to collate and assign to Donald Okeallayd, scholar, of the diocese of Tuam, who is in his twenty-fourth year and is illegitimate, being the son of a clerk and an unmarried woman, after he has been made a clerk, the perpetual vicarage of Killoscoba in the said diocese, value not exceeding 4 marks sterling, void because John Meachada, clerk, of the said diocese, having obtained it by canonical collation, held it for more than a year without being ordained priest and without dispensation; summoning and removing Odo Macaedagayn, priest, of the said diocese, who has unlawfully detained possession, without any title, for more than two years but less than three, and from fear of whose power Donald cannot safely meet him in the city and diocese of Tuam; whether it be void as above, or be still void by the death of Donald Yrodichayn or the resignation of Odo Ymolchayn, or in any other way. The pope hereby dispenses Donald, on account of the said defect [of birth], to be promoted to all even holy orders and receive and retain the vicarage for life. Dignum arbitramur. (P. and Nicasius. | P. xx. Tertio Non. Julii Anno Primo. de Varris.) [32/3 pp.]
12 Kal. May.
(20 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 205.)
To Edmund de Stantona, a canon of Tuam. Decree etc., as below. Nicholas V, upon learning that the perpetual vicarage of Silimbrenyn (rectius Cilimbrenyn) in the diocese of Tuam, was void by the death of William Ocahal, ordered on Prid. Id. Feb. anno 8 [12 Feb., 1455] a certain judge to collate and assign it, value not exceeding 3 marks sterling, to Donald Obruduy, priest, of the said diocese, whether void as above, or by the death of Philip Machynfile, or in any other way. Inasmuch as the said pope died before his letters were drawn up, the pope hereby decrees that the said mandate shall hold good from the said date, and that these presents shall be sufficient proof thereof; with mandate to the above canon to make the collation. Racioni congruit. (P. and M. Amici. | P. xx. Quarto Kal. Augusti Anno Primo. de Varris.) [3 pp.]
4 Id. July.
(12 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 210d.)
To Donald Macmuoglay, Magonius Oconchubair and Eugenius Oconeil, canon[s] of Killala (Aladen.). Mandate to collate and assign to William Ocarnean, clerk, of the diocese of Kilmore (Triburnen.), who is illegitimate, being the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, the perpetual vicarage of Cluayn Claic alias Cluayn faircli in the said diocese, value not exceeding 3 marks sterling, so long void, because Cornelius Oruayrc alias Maclochlaind held it for more than a year without being ordained priest and without dispensation, that by the Lateran statutes its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see; whether it be void as above, or by the deprivation by authority of the ordinary, for his faults and demerits, of Dermit Ynuthian, priest, of the said diocese, or by the resignation of the said Dermit and Cornelius, or in any other way. William is hereby dispensed, on account of the said defect, to be promoted to all even holy orders and receive and retain the said vicarage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange [as often as he pleases]. Vite etc. (O. and H. Masheim. | O. Gratis pro deo. Juravit. Decimo Kal. Septembris Anno Primo. Pontanus.) [2⅓ pp.]
Prid. Id. June.
(12 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 213d.)
To the prior of St. Mary's, Innysfalynd, in the diocese of Ardfert. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Thady (Tatheus) Ycuyl, priest, of the diocese of Ardfert, contained that formerly, after Martin V's reservation to himself and his successors of the absolution from all sentences of excommunication etc. incurred for simony, and after Thady had been dispensed on account of illegitimacy, 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, upon the voidance of the perpetual vicarage of Maghoflatym in the said diocese, of the presentation of the abbot and convent of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary de Kyrieleyson in the said diocese, divers of Thady's friends promised, with his knowledge, to pay a sum of money to the abbot, or a certain son of his or a kinsman, to the intent that the abbot and convent should present Thady to the late Nicholas bishop of Ardfert, as a result of which bargain the abbot and convent or the greater part presented Thady to the said bishop who, perhaps ignorant of the said bargain, instituted Thady, under pretext of which presentation and institution he obtained possession of the said vicarage and detained it for some time, taking the fruits, and paid the said sum, being afterwards expelled by a certain adversary from possession, or removed therefrom by the agency of such adversary. The pope hereby, learning that the vicarage is void because Maurice Osullevayn held it for more than a year without being ordained priest and without dispensation, although he, who is an acolyte, of the said diocese, unlawfully detained it after the lapse of the said year, without having acquired any new title, for about another year, and still detains it, orders the above prior to absolve Thady from the said sentences etc., enjoining penance, dispense him on account of irregularity and rehabilitate him, and thereafter, summoning and removing the said Maurice, to collate and assign the vicarage, value not exceeding 12 marks sterling, to Thady, whether it be void as above, or by the death of Donald Ycayre, priest, or the resignation of the said Maurice or Donald, or in any other way. Thady is hereby dispensed, on account of the said defect, to receive and retain the vicarage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Solet copiosa. (O. and Nicasius. | O. xxxii. Tertio Kal. Septembris Anno Primo. Pontanus.) [42/3 pp. Inside the large initial ‘C.’ of ‘Calistus’ at the beginning of the letter is a ‘B.’]
4 Id. June.
(10 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 220d.)
To the dean, archdeacon and official of Clonfert. Mandate (the rectory called ‘Oconnylyd Ardacha and Leylynnyd’ of the parish churches, wont to be governed by one rector, of Fyecayl Kylluarayn and Oconnylyd in the diocese of Killaloe (Laonien.) (fn. 6) being void because Thady [son] of Donatus (Thatheus Donati) Macunmara, having obtained the rectory of the said churches by presentation of the lay patron and institution by authority of the ordinary, held it for more than a year without being ordained priest and without dispensation, and having been void so long that by the Lateran statutes its collation lapsed to the apostolic see, although the said Thady has unlawfully detained it for another year and more but less than two years, without being so promoted) to summon Thady, and to collate and assign the rectory, with cure and value not exceeding 16 marks (fn. 7) sterling, the said Thady being removed, to David Ocormachayn, clerk, of the said diocese, who is illegitimate, being the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, nobles, and who was lately received as a canon of Killaloe and Limerick in virtue of papal letters ordering provision to be made to him of canonries of those churches with reservation of a prebend of each, and dispensing him, notwithstanding the said defect, to receive and retain such canonries and prebends, and who from fear of Thady's power cannot safely meet him in the city and diocese of Killaloe; whether it be void as above, or by the resignation of the said Thady Donati, or in any other way. David is hereby dispensed, on account of the said defect, to be promoted to all even holy orders and receive and retain the said rectory. Vite etc. (P. and H. Masheim. | P. xxviii. Id. Julii Anno Primo. de Varris.) [4 pp.]
11 Kal. June.
(22 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 222d.)
To the bishop of Kilmore (Triburnen.), the prior of St. Mary's, Driumleathan, in the diocese of Kilmore, and the official of Kilmore. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Rory (Ruoricus) Magamrugan, priest, of the diocese of Kilmore, that Cristinus Magamrugan, perpetual vicar of Ynisbrethmayth alias Tempullatuyrth (sic) in the said diocese, has committed simony and perjury and, being under sentence of the greater excommunication and publicly proclaimed excommunicate, has in contempt of the Keys celebrated and taken part in masses (fn. 8) and other divine offices, and incurred irregularity, to the shame of the priestly order) if and after Rory accuses Cristinus before the above three, to summon Cristinus, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign the said vicarage, value not exceeding 8 marks sterling, to Rory. Vite etc. (P. and H. Masheim. | P. Gratis pro deo. Id. Julii Anno Primo. de Varris.) [4 pp.]
1455.
6 Non. May.
(2 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 228.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's de Portu patrum in the diocese of Annaghdown. Mandate to collate and assign to Thady (Tytheus) alias Dondsithe Omuleachlynd, priest, of the diocese of Annaghdown, the perpetual vicarage or chaplaincy in the church of Annaghdown, with cure and value not exceeding 4 marks sterling, which became void by the death of Nicholas Odubayn, and has been so long void that by the Lateran statutes its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see. Dignum arbitramur. (P. and M. Amici. | P. xx. Duodecimo Kal. Augusti Anno Primo. de Varris.) [2 pp. See below, f. 262d.]
3 Non. July.
(5 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 232.)
To Matthew Maconmara, a canon of Limerick. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Cornelius Macconmara, clerk, of the diocese of Limerick, that Laurence Ocumiyn, perpetual vicar of Kyllfiele in the said diocese, a public and notorious fornicator, has dilapidated and alienated etc. the goods of the said vicarage, and has incurred perjury and infamy) if and after Cornelius accuses Laurence before the above canon, to summon Laurence, and if he find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign to Cornelius (who was lately dispensed by authority of the ordinary, on account of illegitimacy as the son of unmarried parents, nobles, to be promoted to all minor orders [and hold a benefice without cure], after which he had himself made a clerk) the said vicarage, value not exceeding 4 marks sterling. Cornelius is hereby dispensed, on account of the said defect, to [be promoted to all even holy orders and] receive and retain the said vicarage. Dignum arbitramur. (P and G. de Callio. | P. xxiiii. Quarto Id. Augusti Anno Primo. de Varris.) [2 pp. +.]
6 Id. July.
(10 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 239.)
To the bishop of Kilmore (Triburnen.), and Nemeas Odroma and Cormac Osyridean, canons of the same. Mandate to collate and assign to Terence Ocayrbri, priest, of the diocese of Clogher (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of unmarried parents, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he had himself so promoted) the vicarage, with cure, of the plebs or lands of Clayndkellaych Mycmokuanaych (rectius Mycmolruanaych) alias Clayndacyga in the said diocese, (fn. 9) value not exceeding 5 marks sterling, void because Tierney (Tygernatus) Machanegcanaych (rectius Machanegeanaych), when holding the perpetual vicarage of Cluayneoys, also with cure, in the same diocese, obtained the said vicarage of the plebs by canonical collation, and has held it for more than four years but less than five together with the said vicarage of Cluayneoyo (sic), without dispensation, against ‘Execrabilis,’ and therefore by that constitution reserved to the apostolic see; summoning and removing the said Tierney, from fear of whose power Terence has no hope of obtaining justice in the city and diocese of Clogher; whether it be void as above, or by the resignation of the said Tierney or by the death of Magonius Olergusa, priest, or in any other way. Terence is hereby dispensed, as far as necessary, to receive and retain the said vicarage of the plebs, and resign it when he pleases, and hold instead a similar or dissimilar benefice, notwithstanding the said defect etc. Vite etc. (O. and G. Gonne. | O. Gratis pro deo. Decimo Kal. Septembris Anno Primo. Pontanus.) [3¼ pp.]
3 Id. May.
(13 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 247d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Kyllsenaid, in the diocese of Kilfenora (Fynab[o]ren.), and the treasurer and chancellor of Kilfenora. Mandate to collate and assign to John Ochogugayn, priest, of the diocese of Kilfenora (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of an Augustinian canon and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure) the perpetual vicarage of Kyllaspuglonayn in the said diocese, value not exceeding 3 marks sterling, so long void by the death of Matthew Omacchyn that by the Lateran statutes its collation lapsed to the apostolic see; summoning and removing Maurice Macmachuna alias Ochoncubair, priest, of the said diocese, who has for more than three years, but less than four, unlawfully detained the said vicarage under pretext of a collation by the ordinary after the said lapse, without any other canonical title or tittle of right; whether it be void as above, or by the resignation of the said Matthew, or by the deprivation of the late Donald Ylochlaynd, priest, of the said diocese, made by authority of the ordinary, or in any other way. Vite etc. (P. and H. Masheim. | P. Gratis pro deo. Nono Kal. Julii Anno Primo. de Varris.) [22/3 pp.]
4 Id. June.
(10 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 256.)
To the chancellor of Ross, David Ogyllagymayn and Dermit Odonngayn, canons of the same. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Dermit Odonnagayn, priest, of the diocese of Ross, that Dermit Osuotharayn (rectius Ofuotharayn), (fn. 10) perpetual vicar of Myros in the said diocese, a public and notorious fornicator, has dilapidated, alienated, taken away, pawned and uselessly consumed and converted to the evil uses of his children the goods, chalices, books and other ecclesiastical ornaments of the said vicarage, and has permitted the said church to be reduced to profane uses and its roof to fall into ruin, (fn. 11) to the shame of the priestly order) if and after the said Dermit Odonnagayn (who was lately dispensed by papal author ity by means of (per) a certain sub-collector of the papal camera in Ireland, who alleged that he had sufficient power from the apostolic see, on account of illegitimacy 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 he had himself so promoted) accuses the said Dermit Ofnothorayn (sic) before the above three, to summon Osnotharayn (sic), and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign the said vicarage, value not exceeding 6 marks sterling, to Odonnagayn; whether it become void by such deprivation, or be void by the resignation of the said Dermit Yfuothorayn or Roderick Yfuothorayn, or in any other way. Odonnagayn is hereby, ad abundantem cautelam, dispensed to minister in his said orders received, and to receive and retain the vicarage, notwithstanding the said defect etc. Vite etc. (P. and H. Masheim. | P. Gratis pro deo. Tertio Non. Julii Anno Primo. de Varris.) [22/3 pp.]
[3 Non. June.
(3 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.]
(f. 262d.)
To Thady (Tatheo) Odubayn, a Premonstratensian canon of St. John Baptist's de Cella parva in the diocese of Annaghdown. [Rehabilitation etc.] His recent petition contained that on the voidance by the death of Malachy Odubayn, a Premonstratensian canon, the said Thady's father and his immediate predecessor, of a certain vicarage or chaplaincy in the church of Annaghdown, wont to be assigned to secular clerks and sometimes wont to be governed by Premonstratensian canons, who believe this to be lawful to them in consequence of dispensations granted in accordance with certain privileges of that order, (fn. 12) collation was by authority of the ordinary made thereof to him, who had obtained no dispensation on account of illegitimacy as the son of the said Malachy, a priest openly professed of the said order, and an unmarried woman, and that under pretext of such collation he detained it for several years, taking the fruits, and that, having been deprived and removed therefrom by the ordinary, he has resigned it … Sedes apostolica, pia mater. [Unfinished and therefore undated, and cancelled with strokes, without marginal note, and without the usual initial letter ‘P.’ at the beginning. [1 p. —. See above, f. 228, and below, Reg. Lat. DIV, f. 228d.]
6 Kal. July.
(26 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 268.)
To the dean of Elphin and Eugenius Oconeil and Thomas Ohactaguyn, canons of the same. Mandate (the pope having learned that the perpetual benefice without cure, called the rectory of the townland of the rural lands of Clonchumoisig in the diocese of Elphin, which benefice is situate within the bounds of the parish church of Kyllmaccuagin in the said diocese, (fn. 13) is void because Maelerus de Burgo, an Augustinian canon of St. Catherine's, Eachdruym Omayne, in the diocese of Clonfert, then a secular clerk and holding the said benefice, entered the said monastery and made his regular profession as a monk thereof, and has been void so long that by the Lateran statutes its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see) to collate and assign to William Oriegayn, perpetual vicar de Calseto in the diocese of Tuam (who alleges that the said benefice was formerly said to be part of the goods of the community of Elphin, who is a priest, and who was lately dispensed on account of illegitimacy, as the son of a married man and a married woman, by authority of the ordinary to be promoted to minor orders and hold a benefice without cure, and afterwards by papal authority to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold another [benefice] with cure [and resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, and hold two other] benefices compatible with one another, in virtue of which dispensations he was promoted to minor orders and afterwards to all the said holy orders and obtained the said vicarage [de Calseto]) the said benefice, value not exceeding 2 marks sterling, whether void as above, or by the resignation of the said Maelerus, or in any other way; notwithstanding that he holds the said vicarage, value not exceeding 3 marks sterling. Vite etc. (P. and G. de Callio. | P. x. Residuum gratis. Quarto Kal. Augusti Anno Primo. de Varris.) [2 pp.]
8 Id. Sept.
(6 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 283.)
To the bishop of Kilfenora (Fynnaboren.). Mandate (the pope having been informed by David Macgillavanach, priest, of the diocese of Kilmacduagh (Duacen.), that John Ohallayd, perpetual vicar of Newtown (de Nova villa) in the said diocese, has publicly kept a concubine in his house, committed manslaughter upon a certain clerk and, being under the greater excommunication on account of the said manslaughter, has celebrated masses and other divine offices and taken part therein, contracting irregularity, to the shame of the clerical order) if and after David (who was lately dispensed by papal authority on account of illegitimacy, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman related in the second and second degrees of affinity, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which, having been so promoted, he obtained the rectory of Dunkalleyin in the said diocese, collated to him by papal authority, although he has been despoiled thereof by a certain adversary, and who, on account of the inordinate favours which the said John has in the city and diocese of Kilmacduagh, has no hope of obtaining justice therein) accuses John before the above bishop, to summon John, and if he find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign the said vicarage, value not exceeding 2½ marks sterling, to David; whether it become void by such deprivation, or be void because the late Roderick Macgillavanach held it [for more than a year] without having himself ordained priest and without dispensation, or be void in any other way, and notwithstanding that provision was lately ordered to be made to him by papal authority of the said rectory, with cure, and of a canonry of Kilmacduagh and the prebend of Kilhaenayn therein, of which he is not in possession, the value of all which does not exceed 3½ marks sterling, he being at the same time dispensed to receive and retain the said canonry and prebend. He is hereby dispensed, notwithstanding the said defect, to receive and retain the said vicarage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Upon obtaining it he is to resign the said rectory, if meanwhile restored to it, or all right in or to it. Dignum arbitramur. (O. and A. de Cortesiis. | O. xxv. Sextodecimo Kal. Octobris Anno Primo. Pontanus.) [4½ pp.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern description in Italian: ‘Calisto iii. 1455. Anno 1. Lib. 1.’ The flyleaf has, in different contemporary hands: ‘R(ecipe) Symon, P. de Varris’ [the full subscription ‘P. de Varris’ is unusual], ‘Primus de beneficiis vacantibus anno primo domini nostri domini Calisti pape iii. anno primo’ [the last two words are not cancelled], ‘Vidi’ [followed by an illegible name beginning with a ‘T’ and ‘Vis(a).’ On the bottom edge of the volume is the usual contemporary description, similar to the above, viz. ‘Primus de beneficiis vacantibus …’ There are ff. i.-cccx. of text.
2 The second ‘1’ is subpunctuated, perhaps for expunctuation.
3 qui se gerit pro rectore rectorie de I. alias de particulis de C. et K. et K. vulgariter nuncupate Artfertensis diocesis.
4 Aut quod idem Nemeas ut etiam asserit in canonicum ipsius Triburnen. ecclesie, que nuper ex certis tunc expressis causis de mandato nostro in Keelmoren. ecclesiam commutata extitit, auctoritate ordinaria receptus fuit.
5 necnon Eugenius ex eo quod diversis enormibus conflictibus homicidiis depredacionibus et incendiis interfuit et se illis immiscuit irregularis existens ac Thomas Omurchro prefati periurii reatum committere non expaverunt. …
6 rectoria de O. A. et L. nuncupata parrochialium ecclesiarum de F. K. et O. dicte diocesis per unum solitarum gubernari rectorem.
7 marcharum’ is substituted in the margin by ‘P’ [de Varris] for ‘librarum’ of the text, which is cancelled and over-written ‘P(etru)s [de Varris].’
8 in ipsas,’ rectius ‘missas.’
9 vicaria curata plebis sive terrarum de C. M. alias de C. dicte diocesis. …
10 The name is not clearly written. In other parts of the letter it may almost be road as ‘Osirothorayn’ or ‘Ofirothorayn.’ Throughout it is doubtful whether the scribe meant to write ‘s’ or ‘f.’
11 in pravosque filiorum suorum super terram gradientium usus convertere, necnon mala malis accumulando ecclesiam predictam eiusqu etectum ruinari et dirui ac ad prophanos usus redigi permittere non expavit. …
12 et quandoque per canonicos Premonstratensis ordinis ex dispensationibus iuxta certa illius privilegia concessis id eis licere credentes.
13 perpetuum sine cura beneficium ecclesiasticum rectoria villate terrarum ruralium de C. Elphinensis diocesis nuncupatum quod infra limites parrochialis ecclesie de K. dicte diocesis situatum existit