3 Id. Aug.
|To the abbot of St. Thomas the Martyr's and the prior of All Saints without the walls of Dublin. Mandate as below. The recent petition of William Talbot, prior of the house or hospital of St. John Baptist's without the walls of Dublin, of the order of Crossed friars (ordinis Cruciferorum) living under the rule of St. Augustine, contained that although he has always studied to be of good life and conversation, and has not been defamed of any crime, nevertheless, the present pope, circumvented by the false report of Richard Hediane, clerk, of the diocese of Cashel, to the effect that William had perpetrated a number of excesses and crimes then expressed, ordered the dean of Leighlin, his name not being expressed, if Richard accused William before the said dean, and if he found the said statements to be true, to deprive and remove William, and collate and assign the priory to Richard; that David, dean of the said church, proceeding to execution, cited William to appear before him, in a place very and even notoriously suspect to William, in order to answer to the foregoing, and, although it was signified to the said dean on William's behalf that the said place was not safe for him, William, inasmuch as the dean unjustly refused to appoint him another place, appealed to the apostolic see but, lawfully hindered, has not prosecuted the appeal within the lawful time, wherefore he has petitioned the pope, notwithstanding the lapse of the said time, to commit the causes of the appeal and of the principal matter to some upright men in those parts. The pope therefore orders the above two, if they find what is alleged about the said impediment to be true, notwithstanding the said lapse to summon Richard and others concerned, hear both sides, taking cognisance also of the principal matter, and decide what is just without appeal, causing their decision to be observed by ecclesiastical censure, without appeal. Humilibus supplicum votis. (P. and A.de Piscia. | P. xvi. de Varris.) [2 pp.]