Vatican Regesta 509
1462-1463

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'Vatican Regesta 509: 1462-1463', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 11: 1455-1464 (1921), pp. 640-647. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103765 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Vatican Regesta. Vol. DIX. (fn. 2)

Secrete.

[5] Pius II.

1462.
9 Kal. Nov.
(24 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 3)
(f. 16d.)
To George de Abbernethy, clerk, of the diocese of St. Andrews, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is of royal race and by both parents of baronial birth, not to be bound for ten years to have himself promoted to deacon's or priest's orders on account of any ecclesiastical benefice [with cure] or otherwise requiring holy orders, whilst studying in an university, provided that within a year from his obtaining a benefice with cure he have himself ordained subdeacon. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxx. N. Bregeon. L. de Lynardo.) [In the margin:Maii. 1 p. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illustr., pp. 432–3, No. 810, under the year 1461, from ‘Reg. Tom. XLII, fol. 16,’ i.e. the present Register.]

5 Pius II.

1463.
6 Kal. Sept.
(27 Aug.)
Tivoli.
(f. 34d.)
To Richard Hawkedon, perpetual vicar of Tavystok, in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him, all of whose benefices and their values etc. the pope holds to be sufficiently expressed [by these presents], to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage of Tov[y]stok (sic) any other benefice, or without the said vicarage or without them any two benefices, with cure and incompatible, even if major or principal dignities etc. or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or chantries (cantoria, rectius cantorie, i.e. cantarie), or such mixed, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxv. Residuum gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. G. de Porris. Jo. de Salas.) [In the margin:Augusti. 2 pp. —.]
Ibid.
(f. 35d.)
To William Wagot, rector of Heaunton in the diocese of Exeter. A like dispensation, mutatis mutandis. Registered briefly, with: ‘salutem etc. Vite ac morum etc. Alia similis dispensatio de verbo ad verbum inseratur, mutat(a) tantum parrochiali ecclesia de Heaunton, usque Datum Tibure ….. (G. ….. Salas), as in the preceding. [In the margin: [Augusti.].]
6 Id. May.
(10 May.)
[St. Peter's,]
Rome. (fn. 4)
(f. 63d.)
To John Stokes, rector of Browghton by Ba[n]bury (fn. 5) in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is a bachelor in decrees, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, any other benefice. … or such mixed as to Richard Hawkedon above, f. 34d., mutatis mutandis, provided that the fruits etc. of one (alterius) of [the said] parish churches do not yearly exceed 100l. tournois, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. N. Bregeon. A. de Nepe. N. de Tongues.) [In the margin: Maii. 1½ pp.]
1463.
Ibid.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 64.)
To William Brewne (sic), rector of Bodyngton in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain of George bishop of Exeter, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks of silver, any other benefice …. or such mixed as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis, provided that the fruits etc. of one (alterius) of the said parish [churches] do not exceed yearly 100 florins of gold of the Camera, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (G. … Tongues), as ibid. [In the margin: Maii. 12/3 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 65.)
To William Ingilton, clerk, of the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who is B.A. and in his twenty-first year, to receive and retain for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc. in cathedral or collegiate churches, and such dignities be [major] or principal accordingly, or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, provided that the fruits etc. of one (alterius) of the said parish [churches] do not exceed 100 florins of gold of the Camera, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite ac morum. (fn. 6) (G. de Piccolominibus. | lx. N. Bregeon. N. de Tongues.) [In the margin: Maii. 1½ pp.]
10 Kal. May.
(22 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 95d.)
To Thomas Boteler, priest, rector of Mepertyshale in the diocese of Lincoln, I.U.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 26l. 13s. 4d., any other benefice etc. as to Richard Hawkedon above, f. 34d., mutatis mutandis; provided that the fruits etc. of one (alterius) of such parish churches do not exceed yearly 100 florins of gold of the Camera. Litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. N. Bregeon. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Aprilis. 2 pp. —.]
7 Id. July.
(9 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 105.)
To Owen (Owyno) Sympth (sic), a canon professed of the monastery of St. John the Evangelist, Karmadym, of the order of canons regular of St. Augustine, in the diocese of St. Davids. Dispensation to him, a priest and of noble birth, to receive and retain for life any benefice with cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a chantry or an annual service wont to be given to secular priests in England, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and also to wear the habit of his profession under an honest priestly garment of dark (obscuri) colour. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxx. N. Bregeon. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [In the margin: Junii. 1 p. +.]
Ibid.
(f. 110d.)
To all Christ's faithful who shall see the present letters. Relaxation in perpetuity (the pope having learned that the inhabitants of the town of Beniptori (rectius Bempton) in the diocese of York, have to the glory of God and in honour of St. Michael the Archangel caused a certain chapel in the said town to be erected by the ordinary into a parish church, and have caused it to be enlarged, or rather almost entirely built at great expense, (fn. 7) and that the said church is not yet entirely provided with books and chalices and other ecclesiastical ornaments) of seven years and seven quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Michael the Archangel in September, from the first to the second vespers, visit the said church and give alms for the said books etc. and for its fabric and conservation. Quamquam propheta docente. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. N. Bregeon. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [In the margin: Junii. 1 p.]
1462[–3].
5 Kal. Feb.
(28 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 120.)
To all the inhabitants of the town of Poynton in the diocese of Lincoln. Grant and indult, at their recent petition (containing that it was formerly granted to them by papal authority that they might hear masses and divine offices in a certain chapel of the said town, and confess their sins to a fit priest therein, and receive from him the sacraments of Eucharist and Extreme Unction; and that on account of frequent floods in those parts it is at times dangerous for them to go to their parish church of Simpryngham in order to receive the other sacraments from the rector thereof), to have a baptismal font erected in the said chapel, have a cemetery hard by the chapel consecrated by a catholic bishop, have the sacrament of baptism and the other sacraments administered to them by the priest of the chapel for the time being, and have their dead buried in the said cemetery, saving the right of the said church. Apostolice sedis circumspecta benignitas. (G. de Piccolominibius. | xxx. S. de Spada. G. de Fuentes. S. Planas.) [In the margin:Martii. 1 p.]
1463.
4 Kal. April.
(29 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 123.)
To the bishop, the dean and the archdeacon of Glasgow. Mandate, as below. The pope recapitulates his late mandate ordering the bishops of Orte and St. Andrews and the abbot of Dumfer[m]lim in the said diocese, at the petition of the abbot of the Benedictine monastery of St. Thomas the Martyr, Alberbroth (sic), in the diocese of St. Andrews, to inhibit all bishops and ordinaries, except only the bishop of St. Andrews, the ordinary, to molest the said abbot and convent etc., as above, Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXXV, f. 275d. (fn. 8) The recent petition of Thomas bishop of Aberdeen contained that the greater part of the parish churches in his diocese are united to various monasteries of the order of St. Benedict and other orders, which churches are for the most part ruinous and lacking in ornaments and other things necessary for divine worship, on account of the avarice and neglect of the religious who hold them and who have little regard for them except in the taking of their fruits, and very many of which would, if it were not for the care of the ordinaries, be totally fallen and destroyed, so that if the said abbot and convent had informed the pope of the foregoing they would not have obtained such letters from him; and that moreover, when the aforesaid is ripely considered, it is evident that the said letters are liable to be held surreptitious and were granted by and extorted from the pope under false pretences, inasmuch as the said bishop of Aberdeen and other bishops of those parts do not unduly and without cause vex the said abbot and convent, but reasonably and fittingly etc. admonish and require them by their ordinary authority to come to synods etc. The pope therefore (fn. 9) orders the above three to summon the said abbot and convent and others concerned, and if they find that the pope's said letters emanated from false pretences, to annul them and their contents as far as regards parish churches in the city and diocese of Aberdeen only, the said letters to remain in force as regards other [such churches], to decree and declare that they do not extend to them [the parish churches in the said city and diocese], but that the said parish churches in the said city and diocese of Aberdeen are altogether excepted from the said letters, and not to permit the said bishop to be molested by the said abbot and convent or any others contrary to such annulment, decree and declaration. Romani pontificis providencia. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxxv. S. de Spada. A. de Urbino.) [In the margin: Martii. 32/3 pp. See also below, Reg. Vat. DXI, ff. 239 and 240d.]
Prid. Non. May.
(6 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 257d.)
To Thomas Grene, chaplain of the chantry of St. Giles by the city of Lincoln, founded in the cathedral church of Lincoln. (fn. 10) Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said chantry, value not exceeding 5l. of petits tournois, any other benefice etc. as to Richard Hawkedon above, f. 34d., mutatis mutandis; provided that one (una) of such parish [churches] do not yearly exceed 100 florins of gold of the Camera. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. N. Bregeon. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Aprilis. 12/3 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 258.)
To John Pontyngdon alias Portlond, perpetual vicar of Blanforde For(um), in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage, with cure and value not exceeding 14l. sterling, one other benefice, or without that vicarage any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible [even if they be dignities, personatus, administrations or offices in cathedral even metropolitan or collegiate churches, and such dignities be major or principal accordingly] and even if such dignities, personatus, administrations or offices be elective and have cure, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold two other incompatible benefices, provided that they be not two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxxx. N. Bregeon. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Aprilis. 1⅓ pp.]
Non. May.
(7 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 259.)
To the prior and chapter of the Benedictine church of Rochester (Rossen., rectius Roffen.). Indult (the pope having learned that a number of his predecessors granted to their church and the prior for the time being that he might wear the mitre, ring (anulo) and other pontifical insignia, and in the said priory and other churches belonging to the prior and convent give solemn benediction after masses, vespers and matins, provided that no bishop or papal legate were present; and they alleging that in the said grant concerning the mitre and pontifical insignia it was not expressed that the prior for the time being may use the staff and ring (annulo) (fn. 11) and almuce) that the present prior and his successors may wear not only the aforesaid, namely, the ring (annulo) and other pontifical insignia, but also the staff and almuce, and give benediction after mass in the said priory and the parish churches belonging to the prior and chapter, provided that no bishop or papal legate be present. Exposcit vestre devotionis. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxxv. S. [de Spada? ]. A. Oriens.) [In the margin: Martii. 1 p. The earlier grants referred to do not appear in the preceding volumes of the present Calendar.]

6 Pius II.

8 Id. Oct.
(8 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 261.)
To Nicholas Hele, rector of St. George's, Exeter. Dispensation to him, a chaplain of the present bishop of Exeter, to receive and retain for life with the said church, net value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any other benefice etc. as to Richard Hawkedon above, f. 34d.; provided that, if they be parish churches, the fruits etc. of one of them (alterius illorum [sic]) do not exceed yearly 100 florins of gold of the Camera. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. A. de Urbino. M. de Sole.) [In the margin: Octobris. 2 pp.]

5 Pius II.

14 (fn. 12) Kal. Sept.
(19 Aug.)
Tivoli.
(f. 287.)
To Thomas Chauntey, M.A., rector of Aston Chynton in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church of Aston Chinton, (fn. 13) value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, any other benefice etc. as to Richard Hawkedon above, f. 34d., mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxv. Residuum gratis. G. de Porris. Jo. de Salas.) [In the margin:Augusti. 1½ pp.]
Prid. Id. July.
(14 July.)
Tivoli.
(f. 321.)
To the archbishop of Tuam. Mandate, at the recent petition of Bernard Oheadra, dean of Achonry, containing that he (desiring to recover a certain castle built by the bishop of Achonry on lands of the church of Achonry, granted by the said bishop to the said dean Bernard and his brothers under a yearly pension, and thereafter violently taken away from the said bishop and from Bernard and his brothers by the late John Oheadra, layman, captain of his clan (gentis), and detained for many years by the said John and his sons) gathered together a number of men-at-arms for the purpose of capturing Rory Oheadra, the said captain's son, in order to recover the said castle, expressly forbidding them to mutilate or kill the said Rory or any of his servants; that, going with the said men-at-arms to capture Rory, and holding his unsheathed sword in his hand, in a fight between them and the said servants two laymen were killed in his presence and the said Rory taken prisoner; that he handed over Rory to his kinsmen to guard, and begged and invited them with gifts to keep him safe from Rory's kinsmen and friends; that, after disputes and wars had broken out between his kinsmen and those of Rory, and manslaughter had taken place, and after peace had been made, war broke out again, and Rory repaired with his kinsmen and friends to destroy and capture the said castle, and was trying to do so when one of his men-at-arms was killed by one of the said dean's friends in the dean's presence. Seeing that, as the said petition added, dean Bernard did the foregoing to recover the said castle and lands, although some allege the contrary, and that he had expressly forbidden, as stated, his men-at-arms to mutilate or kill any one, and that he himself mutilated or killed nobody with his own hand, etc., the pope orders the above archbishop to provide for him, enjoining penance etc. Sedes apostolica, pia mater. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxxx. G. de Porris. Baudetus. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [2 pp. (fn. 14) Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illust., pp. 449–450, no. 830, from ‘Reg. Tom. XLII, fol. 321,’ i.e. the present Register.]
1462[–3].
Kal. March.
(1 March.)
[St. Peter's,] Rome.
(f. 383d.)
Confirmation of a statute made in the chapter-general of the Hospitallers at Rhodes on 4 Nov., 1462, concerning the imposition of three annates upon all the benefices of the order for defence against the Turks, to be paid by the holders thereof in the realms of Castile and Leon, England, Aragon, Valencia, Portugal, Auvergne (Alvern[i]e,? rectius Algarvie), Navarre, Majorca, Scotland, the principality of Catalonia and the lordship of Ireland. Ad fut. rey mem. Etsi magnis mereantur. (G. de Piccolominibus. | D. de Luca.) [8½ pp., the writing being somewhat closer than above, Reg. Vat. DVIII, f. 384d., which is the same, mutatis mutandis.]
Ibid.
(f. 388.)
Confirmation of a statute made in the above chaptergeneral on the same date as above, mentioning the provinces of Italy and the realms of Castile and Leon, England, Aragon, Valencia, Portugal, Auvergne (Alvernie,? rectius Algarvie), Navarre, Majorca, Scotland, the principality of Catalonia and the lordship of Ireland. Ad fut. rei mem. Solitam Romani pontificis. (G. de Piccolominibus. | Gratis etc. D. de Luca.) [6 pp.]

Footnotes

2 On the back of the volume is the usual modern red leather label, with ‘Pii ii. Secret Lib. xii.’ T. xlii, and on the bottom edge of the volume is the usual contemporary description: ‘iius. Ai. Vti. et (an illegible word) VIti. Liber xii. Pii.’ Inside the volume is a parchment flyleaf, a writing on the inner side of which has been so effectually erased as to be almost entirely invisible. There are no Rubricelle, and the text embraces ff. i. to ccccxxiii, at the end of the latter folio being the usual ‘Gaspar Blondus.’
3 Datum Rome apud sanctum Petrum anno etc. (i.e. incarnationis) dominice mo cccclxii. nono Kal. Novembris anno quarto, ‘quarto’ being evidently an error for ‘quinto’ as in the date of the letters which precede and follow in the Register, and also as required in order to concord with 24 Oct. 1462.
4 Datum Rome etc. (i.e. apud Sanctum Petrum, as in the next following).
5 iuxta Babury. In the text of the letter it is written in full ‘Banbury.’
6 For the incipit see note to Reg. Vat. DVIII, f. 19d. above.
7 ac etiam in suis structuris et edificiis ampliari et magnificari quin ymo pene de novo construi et sumptuose edificari fecerunt.
8 Here the text is ‘seu reparationi dictarum ecclesiarum non intendebant’ and ‘tam ipsos quam eorum et dictarum ecclesiarum parrochianos decimatores firmarios ac colonos laicos decimarum debitores excommunicabant et excommunicatos publice denunciabant.’ Cf. above, Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXXV, f. 275d, and below, Reg. Vat. DXI, f. 239.
9 Cum autem sicut exhibita nobis nuper pro parte venerabilis fratris nostri Thome episcopi Aberdonensis petitio continebat maior pars parrochialium ecclesiarum Aberdonensis diocesis variis monasteriis sancti Benedicti et aliorum ordinum ut asseritur unite sint, quequiden ecclesie ut plurium ruinose ac in ornamentis et aliis divino cultui necessariis propter religiosorum illas obtinentium et eis modicum preterquam in percipiendis illarum fructibus affectorum avariciam et incuriam defectuose sunt, quarumque quamplures nisi ordinariorum locorum cura providisset totaliter prostrate et dirute forent, ita ut si ipsi abbates (sic) et conventus de premissis nobis noticiam fecissent, tales a nobis littere (sic) minime habituri fuissent, necnon premissis maturis digestis aperte constet predictas litteras surreptionis vicio subiacere, illasque ex falsis causis concessas et a nobis extortas fuisse, cum prefatus Aberdonensis aliique episcopi partium earundem dictos abbatem et conventum non indebite neque sine causa vexent sed eos prout rationabile et condecens est, ut pro statu earundem parrochialium ecclesiarum expedire denoscitur et prout etiam tam de iure quam de antiqua et approbata consuetudine tenentur, ut ad sinodos veniant auctoritate ordinaria moneant et requirant et eos non ultra id quod debitum et consuetum est, et quod reliqui partium earundem ecc(lesiasti)ci respective solvere soliti sunt gravent, pro parte dicti episcopi Aberdonensis nobis fuit humiliter supplicatum ut cum premissa in enervationem sue ordinarie jurisdictionis evidenter cedere dinoscantur, super hiis statui et indemnitati sue oportune providere de benignitate apostolica dignaremur. Nos igitur.…
10 capellano cantarie sancti Egidii iuxta civitatem Lincolniensem in ecclesia cathedrali Lincolniensi fundate eiusdem diocesis.
11 The mention of the ring here seems hardly consistent with what precedes and what follows.
12 quartodecimo’ is substituted in the margin for ‘sexto,’ which is cancelled.
13 Also spelt ‘Aston Quynton.’
14 Without the usual month in the margin.