Lateran Regesta 506
1455

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'Lateran Regesta 506: 1455', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 11: 1455-1464 (1921), pp. 248-255. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103694 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Lateran Regesta. Vol. DVI. (fn. 1)

1 Calixtus III.

De Beneficiis Vacantibus.

1455.
14 Kal. Aug.
(19 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 40d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Kyrieleyson, in the diocese of Ardfert. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Odo [son] of James Maccommara, treasurer of Killaloe (Laonien.), that Cornelius Omullonayd, perpetual vicar of Thomfyndlocha in the diocese of Killaloe, 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 Odo, who is by both parents of noble race, even of a race of dukes, and who from fear of Cornelius's power has no hope of obtaining justice in the city and diocese of Killaloe, accuses Cornelius before the above abbot, to summon him, and if he find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign the vicarage, value not exceeding 8 marks sterling, to Odo; notwithstanding that he holds the said treasurership, a non-major non-elective dignity with cure, and a certain rectory in ecclesiastical fee of Druimmlayll in the said diocese, without cure, value respectively not exceeding 8 and 2 marks sterling. He is hereby dispensed to receive the vicarage and retain it for ten years with the treasurership, during which period he is to exchange whichever he prefers for a benefice compatible with the other; if not, after the lapse of the said ten years he is to resign the treasurership. Dignum arbitramur. (O. and Nicasius. | O. xxxvi. Pridie Non. Septembris Anno Primo. Pontanus.) [4 pp.]
Prid. Non. Dec.
(4 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 109d.)
To Henry Murref, perpetual vicar of Strewellyn in the diocese of St. Andrews. Collation and provision of the said vicarage, value not exceeding 9l. sterling, the pope having admitted the resignations which, for purpose of exchange, he and William Scot have made to him this day through their proctor John Scot, priest, of the diocese of Glasgow, of their respective benefices, namely, the deanery of Dunblane (fn. 2) and the said vicarage. Apostolice sedis circumspecta benignitas.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Glasgow, the treasurer of Dunblane and the official of St. Andrews. Hodie dilecto filio. (O. and G. Gonne. M. Amici. | O. xiii. xi. Tertio Idus Decembris Anno Primo. Pontanus.) [2 pp. +.]
8 Id. Nov.
(6 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 115.)
To the bishop of Kilfenora (Fynaboren.), the abbot of St. Mary's, Kyllscanay, in the diocese of Kilfenora, and Donald Ocuynd, a canon of Kilfenora. Mandate, the pope having learned that the perpetual vicarage of Mearayd in the diocese of Annaghdown, of the patronage of laymen, is void (because Donald Macgillavanath, priest, of the diocese of Kilmacduagh (Duacen.), when holding it, obtained by his own temerity and de facto, and held together with it for more than a month, without any canonical title, certain perpetual (sic) rectories of the parish churches of Dunkleyn and Kyllcolgon in the said diocese of Kilmacduagh, and continued thereafter to detain unlawful possession of them for several years), and has been so long void that by the Lateran statutes its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, to collate and assign the said vicarage, value not exceeding 6 marks sterling, to Denis Macgillavanath, priest, of the diocese of Kilmacduagh (who was lately by authority of the ordinary dispensed on account of illegitimacy, as the son of a priest of noble birth and an unmarried woman related in the second and second degrees of affinity, 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 even with cure, and subsequently to hold the archdeaconry of Kilmacduagh, of which provision was ordered to be made to him, and who on account of the inordinate favours which the said Donald (fn. 3) has in the city and diocese of Annaghdown has no hope of obtaining justice therein), summoning and removing Donald; whether the vicarage be void as above, or by the resignation of the said Donald, or by the death of William Ycreachan, or in any other way; and notwithstanding that Denis is litigating without the Roman court against a certain adversary about the said archdeaconry, a non-major dignity, elective and with cure, value not exceeding 12 marks sterling, of which he was violently despoiled by the said adversary, and that the present pope lately ordered provision to be made to him of a canonry of Clonfert and the prebend without cure (simplici prebenda) of Kyllaabrygmaclayn (sic) therein, value not exceeding 2 marks sterling. [See above, p. 210.] He is hereby dispensed to receive the vicarage, and retain it for life together with the said archdeaconry, if he win it, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the said defect etc. Vite etc. (O. and H. Masheim. | O. xvi. Residuum gratis pro medietate et pro deo. Decimoseptimo Kal. Januarii Anno Primo. Pontanus.) [3½ pp.]
6 Non. Oct.
(2 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 132.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Leix (de Lege dei), in the diocese of Leighlin. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Charles (Kerualli) Yconaran, priest, of the diocese of Leighlin, contained that on the voidance of the perpetual vicarage of Techmucuo in the said diocese, of the patronage of clerks, by the death of John Olechlur at the apostolic see, the patrons, perhaps ignorant that it had become ipso facto reserved to Nicholas V in virtue of his general reservation of all benefices void at the said see, presented the said Charles to the bishop of Leighlin, to whom belongs the admission of the vicar, and that the bishop presented him to the archdeacon of the place, to whom belongs the institution and who, perhaps also ignorant of the said reservation, instituted the said Charles, in virtue of which institution he obtained possession and has detained it for several years in peace, taking the fruits in good faith. The said vicarage, inasmuch as pope Nicholas died without having disposed thereof, remaining reserved to the present pope, he hereby orders the above abbot to collate and assign it, value not exceeding 12 marks sterling, to Charles. Dignum arbitramur. (P. and G. de Callio. | P. xx. Octavo Kal. Novembris Anno Primo. de Varris.) [22/3 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 179.)
To the prior of Inyscronayn in the diocese of Killaloe (Laonien.), the archdeacon of Killaloe, and Thady [son] of Thady (Tatheo Tathei) Macconmara, a canon of the same. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Geoffrey Odonchw, perpetual vicar of Ardrathyn in the diocese of Kilmacduagh (Duacen.), that Malachy Omaclayn, rector of the rectory in rural fee called [the rectory] of Oflanncaed, (fn. 4) situate within the bounds of the parish church of Killcaide in the diocese of Killaloe (Laonien.), has committed simony and, a public and notorious fornicator, has dilapidated and alienated etc. the goods of the said rectory and is much defamed of these things in those parts, to the shame of the priestly order) if and after Geoffrey (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 who afterwards obtained the [said] perpetual vicarage of Ardrachyn, canonically collated to him, and had himself so promoted) accuses Malachy before the above three, to summon him, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign the said rectory, without cure and of the patronage of laymen, value not exceeding 6 marks sterling, to Geoffrey; notwithstanding that he hold the said vicarage, value not exceeding 6 marks sterling, with which he is hereby dispensed to receive and retain the rectory, notwithstanding the said defect etc. Vite etc. (O. and G. Gonne. | O. xx. Quinto Id. Octobris Anno Primo. Pontanus.) [3½ pp.]
8 Id. Sept.
(6 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 180d.)
To the prior of St. Mary's, Dungemin, in the diocese of Derry (Deren.) Mandate (the pope having been informed by John Oluyn, priest, of the diocese of Derry, that David Omulmochory alias Omulmochary, perpetual vicar of Moghbili alias Maghbili in the said diocese, a public and notorious fornicator and a simoniac, has committed perjury, to the shame of the priestly order) if and after John (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest religious, a friar of the order of Preachers, and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, and who afterwards had himself so promoted) accuses David before the above prior, to summon him, 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 16 marks sterling, to John; whether it become void by such deprivation, or be void by the death of Odo Omubraty, or by the resignations of the said David and Odo, or in any other way. Dignum arbitramur. (O. and M. Amici. | O. xx. Quinto Id. Octobris Anno Primo. Pontanus.) [3¼ pp.]
9 Kal. Oct.
(23 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 241d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Boyle (de Buellio), and the prior of St. Mary's, Kyllmoirnasinna, in the diocese of Elphin, and Cristin Machedian, a canon of Elphin. Mandate, as below. Nicholas V (on being informed by William Obeollayn, clerk, of the diocese of Elphin, that Nemeas Obeollayn, perpetual vicar of Druimcliab in the said diocese, had committed a number of excesses and crimes, then expressed) ordered certain judges, if and after William accused Nemeas before them, to summon Nemeas, and if they found the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign the vicarage to William. The pope has been informed by Eugenius Oconeil, a canon of Killala (Aladen.), that the said William caused Nemeas to be summoned before Magonius, then abbot of Holy Trinity, Lochce, in the said diocese, one of the said judges, and accused him of the said excesses and crimes, and that the said abbot, after proceeding in the cause between William and Nemeas to a number of judicial acts short of a sentence, received a certain sum of money from Nemeas, thereby committing simony, and by his definitive sentence acquitted Nemeas from prosecution by William, (fn. 5) upon whose appeal to the apostolic see from the said sentence, the cause of appeal was committed by pope Nicholas to the dean of Elphin and other colleagues; that subsequently Thomas dean of Elphin, proceeding in the said cause of appeal, by his definitive sentence revoked (after having received from the said William a certain sum of money, [thus] continuing the simony) the said sentence simoniacally delivered against William, and adjudged the vicarage to him; that from the [dean's] said sentence Nemeas appealed to the apostolic see, and that, after he had appointed a proctor for the prosecution of the cause of the appeal, William and he, at the advice of certain friends, and with the assent of the diocesan and in his presence, came to the following agreement, namely, that the parishioners of the said parish church might obey either William or Nemeas, at their choice, that William and Nemeas might from the parishioners of their respective obedience receive tithes, oblations, obventions and other parochial rights, and administer to them the sacraments, which agreement they swore to observe, and for some time did so, after which, these things notwithstanding, Nemeas's proctor (fn. 6) obtained in the cause of the said last appeal papal letters to certain judges, who, proceeding in the said cause, by their definitive sentence invalidated and revoked the said sentence delivered against Nemeas, and acquitted him from prosecution by William (fn. 7) ; that then Nemeas and William, similarly relying on the advice of friends, came to another agreement, namely, that Nemeas should give up and renounce in William's favour all right belonging to him in the said vicarage, and that William should pay Nemeas a sum of money, which he has hitherto done, committing simony; and that Nemeas and William are greatly defamed in those parts of the said simony and divers other crimes, to the shame of the clerical order. The pope therefore orders the above three, if and after the said Eugenius (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) accuses William and Nemeas before them, to summon them, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove them, and in that event to collate and assign the said vicarage, value not exceeding 16 marks sterling, to Eugenius, whether it become void by such deprivation, or be void by the deprivation and removal, by a definitive sentence which became a res judicata, of the said Nemeas for his faults and demerits by a certain judge sub-delegated by papal authority, or be void in any other way, and notwithstanding that provision has been made to Eugenius by the said [papal] authority of a canonry of Killala and the prebend commonly called Dr[u]mmard therein, of which he is not in possession, value with their annexes likewise not exceeding 16 marks sterling, and that he has been received by the said authority as a canon of Elphin. He is hereby dispensed, notwithstanding the said defect, to receive and retain the vicarage. Vite etc. (P. and H. Mashe[i]m. | P. xiiii. Residuum gratis pro deo. Quinto Kal. Decembris Anno Primo. de Varris.) [5½ pp. See Cal. Papal Lett., X, p. 284.]
6 Kal. Sept.
(27 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 299.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Monasteranenagh (de Mayo, rectius ‘de Magio’) in the diocese of Limerick, and Gerald [son] of Philip and Maurice [son] of David Fuscus (the ‘Brown’) de Geraldinis, (fn. 8) canons of Limerick. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Richard Purcell, canon of Limerick, that Gerald de Sancto Jacobo, rector of the free chapel [de] Rusell alias de Paleis in the diocese of Limerick, has kept a certain woman as a public and notorious concubine, and dilapidated and alienated etc. divers goods of the said chapel, and committed perjury, and is defamed of these things in those parts, to the shame of the clerical order) if and after Richard (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, and afterwards to hold canonries and prebends in Limerick and Cloyne (Clonen.) and subsequently the precentorship of Limerick, of which [benefices] provision was ordered to be made to him, and also any other benefices of any number and kind, with and without cure, compatible with one another and with the aforesaid, even if canonries and prebends. dignities etc., not being major or principal dignities, and to resign them all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased) accuses Gerald before the above three, to summon Gerald, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign the said rectory or chapel, without cure and of the patronage of laymen, and value not exceeding 3 marks sterling, to Richard; notwithstanding that he holds canonries and prebends of Limerick and Cloyne, value not exceeding 14 marks sterling, and that provision was lately made to him by papal authority of the said precentorship, of which he is not in possession, a non-major dignity with cure, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling. The pope hereby dispenses him not to be bound for five years from the time of execution of these presents to have himself promoted to any holy orders, even to that of subdeacon, whilst studying letters in an university or a studium particulare in England or Ireland, (fn. 9) on account of the said precentorship, if he obtain it, or of any other dignity or benefice with cure. Vite etc. (P. and G. de Callio. | P. xxx. Octavo Id. Septembris Anno Primo. de Varris.) [42/3 pp.]
7 Id. Aug.
(7 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 303.)
To Thady Ohanlyd, a canon of Tuam. Mandate (the pope having been informed by William Omincgayd (rectius Omuregayd), clerk, of the diocese of Tuam, that Thomas Obrayend, perpetual vicar of Hanarayd in the said diocese, has publicly kept a concubine in his house, and dilapidated, taken away and uselessly consumed the goods of the said vicarage for the evil purposes of the said concubine and [her] offspring, still alive, (fn. 10) has committed simony and incurred perjury, and is much defamed of these things in those parts, to the shame of the clerical order) if and after William (who states that he is illegitimate, being the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, and that temporal lords unduly favour Thomas (fn. 11) ) accuses Thomas before the above canon, to summon Thomas, 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, of the patronage of laymen and value not exceeding 16 marks sterling, to William, whom the pope hereby dispenses, notwithstanding the said defect, to be promoted to all even holy orders and receive and retain it. Dignum arbitramur. (P. and H. Mascheim. | P. xxvi. Octavo Id. Septembris Anno Primo. de Varris.) [3 pp.]
3 Non. June.
(3 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 307d.)
To Denis Macgillavanach, archdeacon of Kilmacduagh (Duacen.). Mandate—the pope having been informed by Richard (Riscerdo) Obarcdy (sic), canon of Tuam, that John Riys, perpetual vicar of Galluia in the diocese of Annaghdown, has laid violent hands on and wounded a priest, to the effusion of blood and injury of a limb (membrique debilitationem), thereby incurring sentence of the greater excommunication, and, being under the said sentence, has celebrated masses and other divine offices and taken part therein, in contempt of the Keys, has committed simony and incurred perjury, to the shame of the priestly order) if and after Richard (Riscerdus), who on account of the inordinate favours which the said John has in the city and diocese of Annaghdown, has no hope of obtaining justice therein, accuses John before the above archdeacon, to summon him, 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, whether it become void by such deprivation, or be void by the deaths of John Lang or John Mickenylyd, or in any other way, to Richard; notwithstanding that he has been received by authority of the ordinary as a canon in the churches of Tuam and Annaghdown. Dignum arbitramur. O. and H. Mascheim. | O. xxii. Sextodecimo Kal. Octobris Anno Primo. Pontanus.) [3½ pp.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern description in Italian: ‘Calisto iii. 1455. Anno l. Lib. 2.’ A flyleaf has, in different contemporary hands: ‘Secundus de beneficiis vacantibus anno primo domini nostri domini Calisti pape iii.’, ‘R(ecipe) Tri[es], P.’ [de Varris] and ‘Rubricatus est.’ On the bottom edge of the volume is the contemporary description: ‘Secundus de beneficiis …,’ as above. There are ff. i.–cccxvi. of text.
2 Dumkelden.’ of the text is cancelled and over-written ‘O[ctavianu]s’ [Pontanus], and ‘Dumblanen.’ is substituted in the margin, with the note ‘Co[r]rectum et cassatum de mandato Jo. Zamorcn. Regontis, O. Pontanus.’
3 Nicolaus’ of the text is cancelled and over-written ‘O[ctavianu]s as before, and ‘Donaldus’ substituted in the margin and subscribed ‘O
4 rector rectorie in feudo rurali de Oflanncaed nuncupate.
5 et eundem Nemeam ab impetitione dicti Willialmi per suam di[f]finitivam sententiam absolvere non expavit.
6 Willialmus et Nemeas predicti, consilio quorundam amicorum ducti et ad id diocesani loci assensu accedente ac eo presente, ad talem compositionem et concordiam devenere videlicet quod quicunque ex parrochianis dicte parrochialis ecclesie vellet alteri ex Willialmo et Nemea predictis obedire posset, et ipsorum quilibet habens obedientiam a suis parrochianis obedientibus decimas oblationes oblationes (? rectius ‘obventiones’) et alia iura parrochialia recipere, ac eisdem parrochianis unusquisque ipsorum Villialmi et Nemee respective ecclesiastica sacramenta ministrare posset, illamque [compositionem et concordiam] prestitis desuper iuramentis servare, illique stare et aliquandiu permanere presumpserunt, quodque postea hiis non obstantibus procurator dicti Nemee
7 infirmarunt et revocarunt ac eundem Nemeam ab impetitione dicti Willialmi absolverunt.
8 et Geraldo Philippi ac Mauricio David Fusci de Geraldinis.
9 ut litterarum studio in loco ubi illud generate vel particulare existat in Anglia vel Ybernia insistendo. …
10 in provosque diete concubine et prolis super terram gradientis usus inutiliter consumerenon expavit.
11 qui ut asserit defectum natalium de presbytero genitus patitur et soluta, et quod domini temporales dicto Thome nimis favent. The construction is faulty.