|To the treasurer and the precentor of Ferns and Thomas [O]Feargail, a canon of the same. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Donald Omu[r]chy, a canon of the Augustinian monastery of St. John the Evangelist, Tuam, that Thomas Odruhyn, abbot of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Ferns, being under sentence of excommunication duly pronounced by papal authority, and publicly proclaimed excommunicate, has celebrated or rather profaned, more than once, masses and other divine offices in contempt of the Keys, and taken part therein, incurring irregularity; that he has dilapidated etc. the goods of the monastery and consumed them for evil and unlawful uses; that he has expelled the canons, neglected to supply them with the necessaries of life, and allowed them to wander, so that some have died without the monastery through penury and poverty and want of the necessaries of life and his negligence, and so that not one religious is at present in the monastery on account of the said Thomas, who neglects divine worship therein, and goes elsewhere for the celebration of masses, and in other ways destroys the monastery in spirituals and temporals; and that he has committed perjury, about which and divers other crimes he is greatly defamed in those parts (fn. 3) if and after Donald (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, after which he had himself so promoted) accuses Thomas before the above three, to summon Thomas and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove Thomas, and in that event to make to Donald, if found fit, provision of the said monastery, value not exceeding 18 marks sterling; whether it become void by such deprivation, or be void by the death of Nicholas Ydouhyn (recte Ydruhyn), or by the resignation of the said Nicholas, or in any other way. Ex suscepte servitutis. (P. and G. Gonne. | P. xxxx. de Varris.) [3 pp. +.]
7 Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the abbot of Kelso in the diocese of St. Andrews. Mandate to collate and assign to William Forfar alias Hold, a canon of the Augustinian monastery of Jedworthe in the diocese of Glasgow, if found fit (who lately, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of unmarried parents, entered the said order and made his profession, and had himself promoted to all even holy orders) the priorship of the said monastery, conventual and value not exceeding 9l. sterling, void by the death of Nicholas de Craufurd, and reserved to the pope under his late general reservation of all conventual priories. He is hereby dispensed to receive and retain it, notwithstanding the said defect etc., and to resign it when he pleases, and hold instead another benefice of the said order with or without cure, even if a priorship etc. Dignum arbitramur. (O. and M. Amici. | O. xxx. Tertiodecimo Kal. Aprilis Anno Quarto. Pontanus.) [41/5 pp.]
Prid. Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the archbishop of Tuam and the abbot of St. Michael's, Mayo, in the diocese of Tuam. Mandate, at the recent petition of abbot William and the convent of the Augustinian monastery of St. John the Evangelist, Tuam (containing that formerly a certain David Prindragas, layman, of the diocese of Tuam, gave to the said monastery in frankalmoin for ever, with consent of his future heirs, a number of lands or possessions called the quarter [of] Desgyehan (fn. 4) in the said diocese, as is said to be more fully contained in letters patent sealed with the seals of the chapter of Tuam and the said convent) if they find the foregoing to be true, to confirm and approve the said donation of Desgyehan and the other contents of the said letters etc. and their consequences, and cause the said abbot and his successors and the convent to enjoy peaceable possession of Desgyehan and all their other goods. Sacre religionis. (P. and N. de Cortesiis. | P. Gratis pro deo. de Varris.) [21/5 pp.]