Vatican Regesta 503
1460

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'Vatican Regesta 503: 1460', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 11: 1455-1464 (1921), pp. 574-589. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103759 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Secrete.

2 Pius II.

1460.
6 Kal. May.
(26 April.)
Siena.
(f. 14d.)
To all and singular etc. Requesting a safe-conduct for Robert Flemmyng, a papal notary and proctor in the Roman court of Henry, king of England, who has to go to England and other parts, and for his retinue to the number of twelve. Cum dilectus filius. (Ja. de Pi[c]colominibus. | Gratis etc. Jo. de Vulterris.) [Registered briefly.]
7 Id. July.
(9 July.)
Siena.
(f. 66.)
To Robert Ispedrell, rector of Estbradenham in the diocese of Norwich, bachelor in laws. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 10l. sterling, any other benefice, or if he resign that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if major or principal dignities etc., or such mixed, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (G. Lollius. | l. M. Amici. F. de Maffeis. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Ju(nii). 1¼ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 67.)
To Edmund (Edraundo rectius Edmundo) Causton, perpetual vicar of Kessynglond in the diocese of Norwich, M.A. (fn. 2) Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any other benefice etc. as in the preceding. Litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. M. Amici. F. de Mafeys. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Jul(ii). ⅓ p. Registered briefly, with the aid of repeated references ‘ut in superiori’ and ‘ut supra.’]
Ibid. To Edmund (fn. 3) Beche, rector of St. Mary the Virgin's in the Marsh (in Marisco) within the precinct of the cathedral church of Norwich. The like, the value of the said church not exceeding 10l. sterling. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. M. Amici. F. de Mafeis. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin:Juli(i). ⅓ p. Registered briefly, with the aid of ‘ut supra.’]
Non. July.
(7 July.)
Siena.
(f. 67d.)
To Archibald Jardin, rector of the second portion, called the rectory of Hertyshed, (fn. 4) of the parish church of Lammynton, wont to be governed by two rectors, in the diocese of Glasgow, bachelor in decrees. Dispensation to him, who is of a noble race of knights and barons, (fn. 5) to receive and retain for life with the said portion, which is of lay patronage and has cure, value not exceeding 10l. sterling, any one other benefice, or if he resign the said portion any two other benefices, with cure etc. as to Robert Ispedrell above, f. 66, mutatis mutandis. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. G. de Porris pro Puteo. N. Tungen. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [In the margin: Junii. 12/3pp.]
5 Id. July.
(11 July.)
Siena.
(f. 69d.)
To Thomas Hert, rector of St. Andrew's Rocheford, in the diocese of London, M.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 24l. sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible even if another parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a major or principal dignity etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (Ja. de Piccolominibus. | l. G. de Porris pro Puteo. C. Fidelis.) [In the margin: Junii. 1½ pp.]
Id. July.
(15 July.)
Siena.
(f. 74d.)
To Robert Hoon, rector of Dray[ton] Beaucham in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any other benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Nobilitas etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. M. Amici. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [1½ pp.]
3 Non. June.
(3 June.)
Siena.
(f. 82d.)
To John Manyngham alias John Mannyngham, M.A., [perpetual] vicar of St. Margaret's in Louestoft, in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 26 marks sterling, any one other benefice, or if he resign the said church any two other benefices, with cure etc., as to Robert Ispedrell above, f. 66, mutatis mutandis. Nobilitas etc. (Ja. de Piccolominibus. | l. G. de Puteo. L. de Mancinis per N. Tungen. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Maii. 2 pp.]
1460.
7 Kal. June.
(26 May.)
Macereto in the
diocese of Siena.
(f. 87.)
To the official of Clonmacnoise (Cluacen., rectius Cluanen.). Mandate as below. The recent petition of John Ymadagayn, archdeacon of Annaghdown, contained that prior Thomas and the convent of the house of the hospital of St. John Baptist, Tristolldiarmod, of the order of the Cruciferi in the diocese of Dublin (considering that the rectors of the parish churches (fn. 6) of Muntermuraiad, which lawfully belong to the said house and are canonically annexed thereto, on account of the distance and dangers of the roads, the interferences and encroachments of laymen and clerks, and other lawful causes, could not conveniently rule and govern and reside in the said churches in person, and that if the said churches were granted to a good man of those parts as procurator, it would be for the benefit of the said house and churches) granted, after careful consideration, the rectory of the said churches to the said John in perpetual procuration, and unanimously appointed him procurator alike of the said house as of the said churches, with the condition of his being bound to pay yearly two marks of the usual money of those parts to the prior and convent in token of lordship, as is said to be more fully and in greater detail contained in the letters of the prior and convent drawn up in the matter. At the said John's petition, the pope hereby orders the above official, if he find the foregoing to be as stated, to confirm the said grant and appointment etc. by papal authority. Ea que pro ecclesiarum. (L. Dathus. | xx. G. de Puteo. N. Tungen. P. de Bonitate.) [In the margin: Maii. 1½ pp.]
4 Kal. June.
(29 May.)
Macereto in the
diocese of Siena.
(f. 87d.)
To Bernard Ofloynd, Dermit Oscara and Thady Oruagrid, canons of Tuam. Mandate to collate and assign to Thomas Macacdagayn (sic), clerk, of the diocese of Tuam, the son of a subdeacon and an unmarried woman, the provostship of Tuam, a non-major non-elective dignity with cure, value not exceeding 3 marks sterling, void by the death of Redmond (Raymundus) Membrosus (sic) without the Roman court, summoning and removing Redmond Bremichiam, priest, of the said diocese, who without canonical title or tittle of right has detained possession for days and years; whether it be void as stated, or by the promotion of the late Richard (Ryscerdus) de Burgo to the church of Killala (Aladen.) and his consecration, or in any other way. The pope hereby dispenses him to receive and retain it, notwithstanding the said defect etc. Vite etc. (Ja. de Piccolominibus. | xv. Residuum gratis pro deo. Juravit. G. de Puteo. T. de Treuio.) [In the margin: Junii. 22/3 pp.]
14 Kal. June.
(19 May.)
Macereto in the
diocese of Siena.
(f. 92.)
To the bishop of Orte (Ortan.) and the officials of Aberdeen and Brechin. Mandate, the pope having this day [see the next following] reserved to his gift, for collation to Richard Wyly, priest, of the diocese of Brechin, M.A., a canonry of Ross and the prebend of Kelmychel therein, to become void by the promotion, made by the pope this day, of James elect of Moray (Moramen. rectius Morauien.), and by his consecration, which is to be administered to him, to collate and assign them, upon their becoming thus void, to the said Richard, and to induct him etc. Hodie cum canonicatus. (G. de Piccolominibus. | x. G. de Puteo. N. Tungen. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [In the margin: Maii. 1⅓ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 93.)
To Richard Wyly, priest, of the diocese of Brechin, M.A. Reservation to the pope's gift, for collation to him, of a canonry of Ross and the prebend of Kelmychel therein, value not exceeding 9l. sterling, which are to become void by the promotion, made by the pope this day, of James elect of Moray (Maromen. rectius Morauien.), and by his consecration, which is to be administered to him. Litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | x. G. de Puteo. N. Tungen. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [In the margin. Maii. 2 pp. See the foregoing mandate.]
8 Kal. Aug.
(25 July.)
Siena.
(f. 102d.)
To Nicholas Kene, rector of Snyterlee alias Blackeney in the diocese of Norwich, I.U.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, any one other benefice with cure or (seu) otherwise incompatible, or without that church any two benefices with cure and (et) incompatible, even if major etc. as to Robert Ispedrell above, f. 66, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. M. Amici. F. de Maffeis. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Julii. 1½ pp.]
4 Id. Aug.
(10 Aug.)
Siena.
(f. 113.)
To John Peddewell, perpetual vicar of Wynescomb in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Indult to take for life, as if personally resident, and to rent, let or grant to farm or yearly pension to any persons, the fruits etc. of the said church and his other benefices, the value of which the pope holds to be hereby expressed, whilst engaged in the study of letters at an university, or residing in another of his benefices and in the cathedral church of Wells, in which he is a vicar, or in the Roman court; with mandate executory hereby to the bishop of Salisbury, the abbot of St. Mary's, Glastonbury and the dean of Exeter. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | lv. M. Amici. F. de Maffeis. S. de Spada:) [In the margin: Julii. 2½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 114d.)
To Richard Ihon, [perpetual] vicar of Wydecomb in the diocese of Exeter. (fn. 7) A like indult to him, who is also official of the archdeacon of Totnes (Tottonie) in the church of Exeter, whilst studying letters at an university, or residing in the Roman court or in the church or city of Exeter; with mandate executory hereby to the bishop of Salisbury, the abbot of St. Mary's, Glastonbury and the dean of Wells. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | lv. M. Amici. F. de Maffeis. B. de Reate.) [In the margin: Julii. ½ p. Registered briefly, with the help of ‘ut in secunda (2a .) (fn. 8) proxime precedenti Johannis Peddewell usque inclinati …’]
14 Kal. Aug.
(19 July.)
Siena.
(f. 144d.)
To Thomas Mason, a monk of the Benedictine monastery or priory of Boxgrave in the diocese of Chichester. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a hospital, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxx. M. Amici. F. de Maffeis. A. Lumpe.) [In the margin: Julii. 2/3 p.]
3 Non. Aug.
(3 Aug.)
Siena.
(f. 162.)
To Thomas de Acon, rector of Clatford in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to him, who is M.A., to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 16 marks sterling, any [other] benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church etc. as to Thomas Hert above, f. 69d., mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. M. Amici. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [In the margin: Julii. 1½ pp.]
16 Kal. Aug.
(17 July.)
Siena.
(f. 167.)
To John Aleyn, rector of Holy Rood, Wodeton, in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor in decrees. Dispensation to receive and retain with the said church, value not exceeding 16 marks sterling, any other benefice, or if he resign the said church any two [other] benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, as to Robert Ispedrell above, f. 66, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (L. Dathus. | l. M. Amici. F. de Mafeis. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [In the margin: Julii. 1½ pp.]
3 Id. Aug.
(11 Aug.)
Siena.
(f. 178.)
To the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. Mandate to dispense Thomas Molineux, donsel, nobleman, and Joan Baldersthon, damsel, noblewoman, of the said bishop's diocese, to marry, notwithstanding that they are related on the paternal side in the second and third and fourth, and on the maternal side also in the third and fourth degrees of kindred. Oblate nobis. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxxx. M. Amici. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Augusti. 2/3 p. In the margin is also: Dispensatio matrimonialis in Anglia.]
19 Kal. Sept.
(14 Aug.)
Siena.
(f. 181.)
To Henry Says, rector of Westcote Barton in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor in decrees. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 10l. sterling, any other benefice, or without that church or them any two benefices, with cure and (et) incompatible, even if major etc. as to Robert Ispedrell above, f. 66, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (G. de Pi[c]colominibus. | l. M. Amici. F. de Mafeis. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin:Augusti. 1½ pp.)
Ibid. To Robert Hope, rector of Melton Marie in the diocese of Norwich, I.U.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 14l. sterling, any other benefice, or without it or them any two benefices, etc., as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. … Piscia.), as ibid. [In the margin: Augusti. 1½ pp.]
4 Non. Sept.
(2 Sept.)
Siena.
(f. 218.)
To John Wynys (or Wyuys), a friar of the Carmelite house in Flettestrete (or Fleitestrete) in the suburbs of the city of London. Dispensation to him, who is a priest, and has obtained licence from his provincial to impetrate any benefice and to receive and retain it, to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church etc., as to Thomas Mason, above, f. 144d., mutatis mutandis. Religionis etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxx. M. Amici. N. Tungen.) [In the margin: Augusti. ¾ p.]
11 Kal. Sept.
(22 Aug.)
Siena.
(f. 222.)
To Stephen Becle, a friar of the Carmelite house of Lossinham, in the diocese of Canterbury. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, to receive and retain for life any benefice wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church etc. as to Thomas Mason above, f. 144d., mutatis mutandis. Nobilitas generis, religionis etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxx. M. Amici. F. de Mafeis. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Augusti. 2/3 p.]

1 Pius II.

1459.
17 Kal. Sept.
(16 Aug.)
Mantua.
(f. 232d.)
To the provost of St. Bride's (sancte Brigide), Albernethy (sic), in the diocese of Dunblane. Mandate (the pope having been informed by John [Winton] priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, bachelor in decrees, (fn. 9) that John Lain, perpetual vicar, called the pensionarius of the parish church of Ebdey in the said diocese, an open and notorious fornicator, has publicly kept as his concubine a certain spiritual daughter of his, by whom he has begotten offspring, still alive, about which he is much defamed in those parts, and that he is also ignorant of letters and unfit to hold the vicarage of the said church, to the shame of the priestly order) if and after the said John Wi[n]ton accuses the said JohnLain before the above provost, 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 8l. sterling, to Wi[n]ton. [Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.] Ad audienciam nostram. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxv. B. de Brendis. Ja. Bouron. N. de Tungues.) [In the margin: Septembris. 2 pp. —.]

3 Pius II.

1460.
17 Kal. Nov.
(16 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 251d.)
To all to whom the present letters shall come. Requesting a safe-conduct for John earl of Worcester, who is returning from the East and Jerusalem, which he has recently visited, and for his retinue to the number of fifty. Cum dilectus filius. (fn. 10) (Ja. Papien. | G. de Porris.) [In the margin:Sine taxa.]
7 Id. Oct.
(9 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 255.)
To Francis bishop of Terni (Interannen. rectius Interamnen.), legate of the apostolic see, the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of London. Mandate, as below. The pope has learned that the monastery of St. Peter of Westminster, near London, and a number of other ecclesiastical places called ‘sanctuaries’ are the resort of almost innumerable criminals, malefactors and debtors etc., who enjoy full security and immunity therein, in virtue of the foundation of the said places or of royal privilege, confirmed by papal authority, and that not only do they obtain therein the fullest protection of their persons, so that all execution of justice is inefficacious against them, but the said criminals and malefactors, abusing the immunity which they enjoy, go forth by night from the said places with their accomplices and commit robberies, mutilations and homicides etc., and then return to the said places, which for many years have constituted dens of thieves and robbers. (fn. 11) The pope, therefore, considering that if former kings of England and the other faithful, who by papal authority and the authority of the said kings founded such places, wished them to acquire such great immunity, they did so in aid of human frailty, and not in order that their pious purposes should be perverted into hatred and evil, motu proprio orders the above three or the said bishop of Terni to make inquiry into the foregoing, and if they find them to be as stated, and if the consent of king Henry, who is the patron of a number of the said places, be given, to modify etc. the privileges, immunities, exemptions and liberties of all the said places, or, if it seem to them more expedient, to reform them, and to ordain whatever else may be necessary for the remedying of the said abuses etc. Detestanda iniquorum perversitas. (Ja. Papien. | G. de Porris.) [12/3 pp. In the left-hand margin of the letter is ‘London. contra malefactores etc.,’ and in the top margin is ‘Rome, 9 Octobris, 1460.’]
5 Id. Oct.
(11 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 257.)
To Thomas Darsset, perpetual vicar of St. Michael's in the town of Sutampton, in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to him, who holds the perpetual vicarage of the said church, which is appropriated to the Augustinian priory of St. Denys in the same diocese, the yearly value of which church and vicarage does not exceed 14l. sterling, to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage any [other] benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church etc. as to Thomas Hert above, f. 69d., mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. M. Amici. F. de Maffeis. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Octobris. 1¾ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 258.)
To Edmund Causton alias called Relyng (rectius Kelyng), perpetual vicar of Ressynglond (rectius Kessynglond) in the diocese of Norwich, M.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any [other] benefice with cure etc., as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. M. Amici. D. de Piscia. (fn. 12) ) [In the margin: Octobris. 1½ pp.]
Prid. Id. Oct.
(14 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 259d.)
To John Sanbroke, perpetual chaplain at the altar of St. Mary the Virgin and SS. Anne, Catherine and Margaret in the parish church of Stoke Edith in the diocese of Hereford. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with his chaplaincy or chantry at the said altar, the value of which and of his other benefices the pope holds to be hereby expressed, any other benefice, or without the said chaplaincy any two [other] benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a vicarage in the choir of the cathedral church of Hereford, or parish churches or perpetual vicarages, and to resign them simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, provided that the benefices which he may hold be not dignities. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxxv. M. Amici. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Octobris. 1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 260d.)
To Richard Pede, doctor of decrees, chancellor in the cathedral church of Lichfield, and rector of Stoke upon Trent in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Dispensation to him (who was lately dispensed by papal authority to receive and retain for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or dignities etc., and whose benefices and their values etc. the pope holds to be hereby expressed) to receive and retain for life with the said church and chancellorship, both of which he holds by the said authority, and with such incompatible benefice if he at present hold it, any other benefice, or without them any three benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if major or principal dignities etc., or with one of the said churches and chancellorship two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, etc., and to resign them all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, provided that he do not hold three parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, or three major or principal dignities. Litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxxx. M. Amici. F. de Mafeis. Je. de Salas.) [1½ pp.]
7 Id. Oct.
(9 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 286.)
To Francis bishop of Terni (Interannen. rectius Interamnen.), legate of the apostolic see in the realm of England and other parts. Grant and indult to have his cross borne before him within the limits of his legation after the manner of legates de latere. Exigunt rerum magnarum. (Ja. Papien. | G. de Porris.) [½ p.]
Ibid. To all Christ's faithful who shall see the present letters. Relaxation in perpetuity (the pope having learned that the parish church of St. Peter without the walls of Calais in the diocese of Térouane, which was formerly, by reason of the wars and other misfortunes with which in times past those parts were afflicted, burned by fire and utterly destroyed, has been begun to be re-built and repaired, together with a chapel of St. Mary therein, for whose completion and conservation, inasmuch as it is without yearly rents, the help of the faithful is the more opportune; and desiring that the said church and chapel shall be thus completed and conserved, and furnished with books, chalices and other ecclesiastical ornaments) of four years and four quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents as often as they visit the said chapel on the feasts of the Assumption, Nativity, Conception, Purification and Annunciation of St. Mary the Virgin, from the first to the second vespers, and give alms for the completion and conservation of the said chapel and church, and for their fabric, and for the purchase or provision of the said books and other ornaments, or bequeath or give anything in their wills or otherwise. The pope's will is that if at any other time of the year, without the said feasts, anything be given, bequeathed or contributed for the aforesaid purpose, it shall be wholly converted to and for the said fabric, without anybody's licence being required.Ecclesiararum et aliorum piorum locorum. (Ja. Papien. | G. de Porris. Gratis.) [1 p.]

2 Pius II.

7 Id. Aug.
(7 Aug.)
Siena.
(f. 289.)
To all friars of the order of [friars] minors, commonly called the Observance, of the province of Ireland, present and future. Confirmation etc. as below. A single (unicus) place in their province of Ireland, called Magyn in the diocese of Killala (Aladen.), was lately built by authority of letters of Nicholas V, (fn. 13) which contained inter cetera the following clause:—
‘We grant hereby to all and singular the friars of the order who shall dwell in the said place that they may enjoy all and singular the privileges, liberties, exemptions, immunities and indults granted by the said or any other authority to the houses or places and friars of the said province and order of the Observance.’
Before, however, the said grant Eugenius IV, and after it Calixtus III, granted a number of liberties, exemptions and indults or provisions to the friars of the Observance, of which liberties etc., on account of the great distance of their country and their separation from the intercourse of the said friars, and the smallness of their number, and the consequent difficulty of crossing the sea, they were ignorant, and were therefore ignorant also of the modes of the rule and life of the order of the friars of the Observance, so that they were under immediate rule, and therefore under the rule of the minister-provincial of Ireland, contrary to the common custom and rite and privileges or indults of the order; for, in accordance with the provisions and indults of the said Eugenius and Calixtus, the friars of the Observance in parts ultramontane may and ought to be under the vicar-general, and those of each province ultramontane under the vicar-provincial of that province, the vicargeneral ultramontane may and ought to be elected by the friars of the provinces ultramontane, and the vicar-provincial may and ought to be elected by the friars of his province and confirmed by the minister-general, and is, upon the latter's refusal, confirmed ipso facto by papal authority, and the said friars have to live, in accordance with certain forms and liberties contained in papal letters, under the said vicars. As soon as the said friars of the province of Ireland learned the said papal provisions and the life and rule of their brethren of the Observance, they began to rule themselves in accordance therewith, electing and obeying one of themselves, namely, friar Malachy Ocluban, as their vicar-provincial, in accordance with the letters of the said Calixtus, and behaving thenceforward as subjects of the vicar-general ultramontane. (fn. 14) Shortly before the time of the said election, however, another provision by the present pope had emanated, for the peace and concord of the friars conventual and of the Observance, containing the following clause:—
‘For the preservation of peace and quiet between you we will and order, under pain of sentence of excommunication, to be incurred ipso facto by contraveners, that one part shall not under any pretext venture to invade and take or otherwise disturb the places, convents or nuns’ monasteries of the other. (fn. 15) ’
Of the emanation of which provision they were entirely ignorant, but now, having learned it, fear lest their said election etc., and the consequences thereof, are not valid. The pope, therefore (desirous of helping all, especially those who are far removed and are therefore, without guile and even rather without fault, ignorant of papal ordinances), validates and confirms, at the petition of the said friars their said election etc. and all the consequences thereof, and declares that they, the friars of the said convent and province, present and future, shall remain under the vicar-general ultramontane and live according to the papal provisions and common rite of the friars of the Observance, notwithstanding the pope's said letters and those of any of his predecessors, or the statutes and customs of the said order, and any other things to the contrary. Ad uberiores. (Ja. Papien. | Gratis pro deo de mandato domini nostri pape. M. Amici. Servatius.) [In the margin at the beginning, below ‘Ja. Papien.,’ is ‘Fratrum Hibernie,’ and in the margin at the end is the month, as usual, viz., ‘Augusti.’ 2 pp. Wadding, Annales Minorum, Vol. XIII (Rome, 1735), p. 524. taken, ‘Ex. lib. 36 bullar, fol. 289,’ i.e. the present Register.]
Prid. Id. Aug.
(12 Aug.)
Siena.
(f. 305d.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of William, abbot of the Cistercian monastery of Deire in the diocese of Aberdeen, and David Bane, a monk of the same order, contained that a suit arose lately between them about the said monastery and the dignity of abbot thereof, and that after the cause had been ventilated for some time they for the sake of peace etc. made, with the consent of the convent, an agreement to the effect that abbot William should remain in peaceable possession, that David should give up and renounce in William's favour the said suit and cause and all right belonging to him in or to the monastery and the said dignity, which he afterwards did, and that a yearly pension of 20l. of the usual money of Scotland, which amount to about 8l. sterling, should be paid by William and his successors to David for life or until provision were made to him, and he obtained possession of, another monastery of the same order, and that also, for his costs in the prosecution of the said abbey of Deire, 200 marks of the said usual money should be paid to him within the next following five years; and that abbot William bound himself thereto, likewise with consent of the convent, as is more fully contained in a public instrument. The pope therefore orders the above bishop, if he find the said agreement and bond lawful, to confirm all their contents and their consequences, cause the said yearly pension of 20l. to be paid to David as above, and the said agreement to be firmly observed. Hiis que inter religiosas personas. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxx. M. Amici. Baudetus.) [In the margin: Augusti 2 pp. —.]

3 Pius II.

6 Non. Oct.
(2 Oct.)
Viterbo.
(f. 308.)
To John Arundell, rector of Kibworth in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is a subdeacon and on the side of both parents of a race of knights, (fn. 16) to receive and retain with the said church, value not exceeding 50 marks sterling, any [other] benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, or without that church any two [other] benefices with cure and (et) incompatible, even if major etc., as to Robert Ispedrell above, f. 66, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (G. de Pi[c]colominibus. | l. M. Amici. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Septembris. 1½ pp.]
Id. Oct.
(15 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 310d.)
To William Horneby, parson (persone) of the parish church of St. John Zachary, in the diocese of London. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said parsonage (personatus), value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any [other] benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church etc. as to Thomas Hert, above, f. 69d., mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. M. Amici. Fe. de Mafeys. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Octobris. 12/3 pp.]

2 Pius II.

Kal. Sept.
(1 Sept.)
Siena.
(f. 312.)
To John Beberlai, master or warden of the Trinitarian house of St. Michael the Archangel of Walknoff (rectius Walknoll) within the town of Newcastle upon Tyne [in the diocese] of Durham. Dispensation at his recent petition, containing that by reason of hospitality the said house is in many ways burdened, in order the better to keep up his estate and such hospitality and more easily meet the expenses of himself and the said house, the value of which the pope holds to be sufficiently expressed by these presents, to receive and retain for life therewith (fn. 17) in titulum or in commendam any other (sic) secular benefice with cure, even if a parish church etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. M. Amici. F. de Mafeis. D. de Piscia.) [1 p.]

3 Pius II.

8 Id. Nov.
(6 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 324d.)
To Gilbert Horeil, rector of Little Hynton in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is M.A. and bachelor in decrees, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 12l. sterling, any [other] benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church etc. as to Thomas Hert above, f. 69d., mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. M. Amici. G. de Porris.) [In the margin: Octobris. 1¼ pp.]
13 Kal. Dec.
(19 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 346d.)
To William Upton, professed of the Benedictine house or monastery of Winchecunde (sic) in the diocese of Worcester. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks etc., as to Thomas Mason above, f. 144d., mutatis mutandis. Religionis etc. (Ja. Papien. | xxx. M. Amici. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Octobris. ½ p. Registered briefly, with the aid of the phrase ‘ut in proxima usque ….’ i.e. a similar dispensation immediately preceding in the Register.]
Prid. Non. Nov.
(4 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 353.)
To Robert Flete, a brother (confratri) of the Augustinian hospital of St. Bartholomew without the walls of London. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice [with or without cure] wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church etc., as to Thomas Mason above, f. 144d., mutatis mutandis; with indult to recover at law any property of his, and to dispose thereof without requiring licence of his superior and any other. Religionis etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. M. Amici. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Novembris. 1⅓ pp.]
6 Id. Nov.
(8 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 361.)
To Cornelius Okearnayd, Odo Omochan and Dermit Ocleri, canons of Achonry (Akaden.). Mandate to collate and assign to Thady Othonir, priest, of the diocese of Achonry, the perpetual vicarage of Kyllmyctayg in the said diocese, value not exceeding 5 marks sterling, void at the apostolic see by the death there of Niallanus Ohynnigan, and therefore ipso facto reserved to the pope; summoning and removing Bernard Okearnayd, priest, of the said diocese, who, as Thady alleges, has detained possession for about fourteen years without a tittle of right; whether it became void as stated, or by the resignation of the said Niallanus or of Maurus Ykearnayd, or in any other way. Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xii. Residuum pro paupere Ibernico. M. Amici. D. de Piscia.) [2⅓ pp.]
10 Kal. Nov.
(23 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 376d.)
To Master Richard Caunton, rector of Fewleston in the diocese of Salisbury, I.U.D., a papal chaplain. Decree and dispensation, at his recent petition (containing that the said church, which has not yet been consecrated and has no cemetery, although there is a consecrated altar in it, was last year accidentally and completely destroyed by fire, and that if it, whose yearly value does not exceed 30l. sterling, [were accounted] to him as a benefice without cure, (fn. 18) so that there should be no incompatibility between it and other dignities or parish churches which he holds, he, who is a clerk of the papal camera, would from the said fruits etc. and from those of his other benefices diligently devote himself to the rebuilding of the said church) that as long as he lives and holds the said church it shall be and be deemed to be a benefice without cure, (fn. 19) so that without any dispensation he may hold it with any benefices having cure or otherwise by their nature incompatible with it etc., as if it were by its nature without cure. Grata devotionis obsequia. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxxvi. M. Amici. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Octobris. 11/5 pp.]
Id. Dec.
(13 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 385.)
To Robert Sutton, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Saviour, Faversham, in the diocese of Canterbury. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with [or without] cure wont to be ruled by secular or regular clerks of any order, even if it be a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a chantry, or be of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (Ja. Papien. | xxx. M. Amici. G. de Porris.) [In the margin: Decembris. ¾ p.]
Ibid.
(f. 409.)
To John Smyth, perpetual vicar of Stanford in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, a priest, to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 26l. 13s. 4d. sterling, any [other] benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., as to Thomas Hert above, f. 69d., mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (Ja. Papien. | l. M. Amici. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Decembris. 1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 411d.)
To William Winchecombe, rector of St. Mary's, Brome iuxta Ey in the diocese of Norwich, B.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 13l. sterling, any [other] benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (fn. 20) (Ja. Papien. … Piscia), as ibid. [In the margin:Decembris. 1¾ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 412d.)
To John Permenter, rector of SS. Peter and Paul's, Abingdon by Northampton, in the diocese of Lincoln, licentiate in civil law. Dispensation to him, who is a priest and a chaplain of the archbishop of Canterbury, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 26l. sterling net (de claro), any [other] benefice with cure as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. LitterarumPiscia), as ibid. [In the margin: Decembris. 2 pp. —.]
Ibid. To Thomas Mason, rector of Whitborn, in the diocese of Hereford. Dispensation to him, who holds the said church, a canonry and prebend of the collegiate church of St. John, Chester, and the hospital of St. John, Lichfield, value not exceeding 16l., 5l. and 20l. sterling respectively, to receive and retain for life with the said church any [other] benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (Ja. Papien. … Piscia), as ibid. [In the margin:Decembris. 2 pp. —.]
3 Kal. Nov.
(30 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 429.)
To Robert Forstar, (fn. 21) a canon of Glasgow, I.U.B. Collation and provision to him, who is also M.A., is by both parents of a race of barons, and a kinsman of James king of Scots, of a canonry of Glasgow and the prebend called Carstairs (fn. 22) value not exceeding 9l. sterling, which became void, and therefore ipso facto reserved to the pope in virtue of his late reservation of all benefices void by the death of followers of the Roman court in Rome or any place between Rome and Mantua, by the death of William Watsone, who died on his way from Mantua, where the pope was then with his court, to Bologna in a place between Mantua and Rome; with mandate hereby to the bishops of St. Andrews and Whiteherne and the provost of Corstorfin in the diocese of St. Andrews to induct him etc.; notwithstanding that the present pope lately motu proprio ordered provision to be made to him of one or two benefices wont to be assigned to secular clerks (even if one had cure or were a dignity or personatus in a cathedral or a collegiate church or both of them (quodlibet eorum) were a canonry and prebend, administration or office in such collegiate church, and such dignity etc. were elective etc., provided that such dignity were not major or principal) in the collation etc. of the bishop and the prior, archdeacon and chapter etc. of St. Andrews and the abbot and convent of the Benedictine monastery of Alberbrothe (fn. 23) in the diocese of St. Andrews, in virtue of which he accepted and got provision made to him of the parish church of Hailes (de Halis) [alias Colinton] in the said diocese, value not exceeding 25l. sterling, of which he is in possession and about which he is litigating in the apostolic palace, and notwithstanding that the pope recently granted him provision of a canonry and prebend of Aberdeen, then void or to become void, value likewise not exceeding 25l. sterling. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (G. de Pi[c]colominibus. | xxiiii. M. Amici. F. de Maffeis. Adrianus.) [In the margin: Novembris. 3 pp. +. See above, p. 449.]
7 Id. Nov.
(7 Nov.)
St Peter's, Rome.
(f. 448.)
To William Herwardi, priest, rector of St. Michael's, Halton, in the diocese of Canterbury, (fn. 24) S.T.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 18 marks sterling, any [other] benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church etc., as to Thomas Hert above, f. 69d. Litterarum etc. (Ja. Papien. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape, M. Amici. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Octobris. 2 pp.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern red leather label, with: ‘Pii ii. Secret. Lib. vi. T. xxxvi.,’ and on the bottom edge of the volume is the usual contemporary description: ‘iii. anni ii. Pii.,’ below which is also ‘Liber vi.’ Inside the volume, and acting as a flyleaf, is a fragment of proceedings by Simon de Valle, papal chaplain and auditor in a suit concerning a parish church in the diocese of Albi. There are no Rubricelle. The text contains ff. i. to cccclvi. + 457 + 458. F. cccclvi, has the usual ‘Gaspar Blondus,’ marking the original end of the text, so that ff. 457–458 were written afterwards, which accounts for their not being numbered in Roman figures like the rest of the volume.
2 Edraundo (rectius Edmundo) Causton alias dicto vicario perpetuo ecclesie parrochialis de Kessynglond … The ‘alias dicto’ suggests that some variant of his surname has dropped out.
3 Here ‘Edmundo’ is properly written.
4 rectori alterius portionis rectorie de Hertyshed nuncupate parrochialis ecclesie de Lammynton per duos solite gubernari rectores.
5 qui ut asseris de nobili ex militum et baronum genere procreatus existis.
6 provide considerantes quod rectoria (rectius rectores rectorie) parrochialium ecclesiarum de Muntermuraiad Enachdunensis diocesis ad domum predictam legitime spectans (rectius spectantis or spectantium) et illi canonice annexa (rectius annexe or annexarum), tam propter locorum distantiam et viarum discrimina quam etiam laicorum et clericorum indebitas perturbationes et occupationes aliasque legitimas causas, personaliter regere et gubernare ac in eisdem residere commode non valebant, quodque si alicui probo viro de partibus illis in procuratorem ecclesie ipse concederentur domui et ecclesiis predictis salubrius consultum foret, habito desuper inter eos diligenti tractatu, rectoriam ecclesiarum predictarum prefato Joanni in procurationem perpetuam concesserunt, ipsumque Joannem tam domus quam ecclesiarum procuratorem unanimi consensu constitcrunt, cum hoc quod dictus Joannes duas marchas usualis monete illarum perotium (rectius partium) prefatis priori et conventui annis singulis in signum domini[i] solvere tenerentur (sic), prout in prioris et conventus predictorum desuper confectis litteris hec et alia plurima dicuntur plenius et serios[i]us contineri … The text is evidently faulty throughout.
7 Exonien.’ is added in the margin.
8 In the Register an indulgence for a church in the diocese of Seville comes between the indult to Peddewell and that to Ihon, hence ‘in the last but one.’
9 dilecto filio Johanne presbytero Sancti Andree diocesis bachallario in decretis referente, i.e. his surname has been inadvertently omitted by the scribe of the Register, and no space left for it. It occurs, however, further on in the text passim as ‘Witon,’ once as ‘Wyton,’ and once as ‘Winton,’ which is evidently the best form.
10 Cum dilectus filius nobilis vir Johannes comes Wigorniensis a partibus orientalibus et Ierosolymitan., quas pro sua devotione ut accepimus nuper visitavit, eciam ad ceteras diversas mundi partes habeat se transferre, Nos volentes etc., littera passus in forma, cum comitiva usque ad numerum lta (i.e. quinquaginta). Datum ….
11 quibus sic actis iterum ad dicta loca que speluncas latronum et depopulatorum per multos annos construerunt (? rectius constiterunt). Cf. the Vulgate ‘spelunca latronum facta est domus ista’ (Jer. vii. 11) and ‘domus meavos autem fecistis illam speluncam latronum, (Mat. xxi. 13, Mrk. xi. 17).
12 i.e. without ‘F. de Maffeis.’
13 auctoritate litterarum felicis recordationis Nicolai pape vti. iiiiti. predecessoris nostri, the vti, being cancelled. As the pope in question is said further on to have come between Eugenius IV and Calixtus III, the vti. was wrongly cancelled. The letters of Nicholas V do not occur in Cal. Papal Letters, Vol. X.
14 Erant autem ante dictam concessionem per bone memorie Eugenium iiii et post eam per Calistum iii summos pontifices nostros predecessores etiam nonnulla libertates exemptiones et indulta seu provisiones fratribus de observancia concessa, que tamen vos propter magnam patrie vestre distanciam et separationem a conversatione predictorum fratrum, propterque vestri numeri parvitatem, et per consequens propter transfretandi difficultatem ignorabatis, et ex consequenti etiam ignorabatis modos regiminis et vite familie fratrum de observancia, unde et stabatis sub regimine et cura immediate et pure, ac unde ministri provincialis Ybernie, contra communem morem ac ritum et privilegia seu indulta fratrum de familia observancie, nam secundum provisiones et indulta dictorum Eugenii et Calisti predecessorum fratres de observancia in ultramontanis partibus commorantes sub uno vicario generali, et eciam cuiuslibet provincie ultramontane de observancia fratres sub vicario provinciali illius provincie stare possunt et debent, et vicarius generalis ultramontanus a fratribus de observancia provintiarum ultramontarum, provincialis autem a fratribus de observancia sue provincie eligi potest et debet, et a ministro provinciali (rectius generali) confirmari, quo renuente ipso facto auctoritate apostolice est confirmatus, sub illis quoque vicariis predicti fratres secundum certas formas et libertates in litteris apostolicis contentas vivere habent, quancito autem ad predictarum apostolicarum provisionum viteque et regiminis fratrum vestorum de observancia noticiam pervenistis, secundum illa vos regere protinus incepistis, unum ex vobis, videlicet fratrem Malachiam Ocluban, in vestrum vicarium provintialem secundum formam litterarum prefati Calisti predccessoris eligendo, eidemque obediendo, ac vos extunc pro subditis vicarii generalis ultramontani gerendo.
15 ne pars una alterius loca conventus vel monialium monasteria quovis quesito colore invadere et capere audeat vel aliter perturbare.
16 et ex utriusque parentis lateribus de genere militum procreatus existis.
17 Cum itaque sicut exhibita nobis nuper pro parte tua petitio continebat quod (sic) predicta domus sancti Michaelis Archangeli Dwalknoff (sic) infra villam Novi Castri super Tynam predictam, cui presides, causante [hospitalitate] multiformiter pergravata existat, Nos ut statum tuum eo decentius et huiusmodi hospitalitatem tenere necnon tuis ac predicte domus dispendiis commodius obviare valeas provide, teque premissorum meritorum tuorum intuitu specialis gratie favore prosequi volentes, tuis in hac parte supplicationibus inclinati ut unacum dicta domo … The word ‘hospitalitate’ is evidently required, as indicated.
18 pro beneficio simplici.
19 beneficium simplex et sine cura.
20 The incipitLitterarum sciencia’ is unusual in the case of bachelors of arts.
21 Ill written, apparently ‘Forstart.’
22 canonicatus de Castello de taris nuncupatus et prebenda ecclesie Glasguensis, an unusual phrase.
23 Perhaps corrected to ‘Aberbrothe’ by expunctuation of the ‘1.’
24 Corrected in the margin from ‘Lincoln,’ with the note: Correcta de mandato domini Li(n)a(rd)i (?) Ja. Berta (? Baptista). This letter begins a fresh quinternion which is numbered in the bottom margin ‘xxiii,’ and has in the top margin the date on which it was begun, viz., ‘8 Nov. 1460,’ so that the letter was registered the day after its date.