Vatican Regesta 525
1465-1466

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'Vatican Regesta 525: 1465-1466', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 12: 1458-1471 (1933), pp. 235-253. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103871 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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Vatican Regesta, Vol. DXXV. (fn. 1)

Secrete.

1 Paul II.

1465.
6 Id. Aug.
(8 Aug.)
[St. Peter's,] Rome.
(f. 16.)
To Charles Magoireachtayg, Donald Macgillaruayd and John Otonayr, canons of Elphin. Mandate (the priorship of St. John Baptist's, Derynndum (recte de Rynnduin), of the order of the Knights Hospitallers (Cruciferi), in the diocese of Elphin, a conventual dignity, having become void by the death without the Roman court of Dermit Macaegagan, and reserved to the pope in virtue of his late general reservation of all conventual priories; and the pope having learned that Felimy (Felmicus) Macdubgayll, a canon of Elphin, desires to live in the said house with the convent under the regular habit) to cause the said Felimy to be received as a brother in the said house and the regular habit to be given to him, and to receive his profession, and moreover to summon Thomas Macaegagan (who, a son of the said Dermit, recently extorted from the present pope, as Felemy alleges, a grant of the said priory, as being void by the death of Colla Yceallaig, intruded therein after the death of the said Dermit and with no right therein), and others concerned, and to collate and assign the priory, with cure and elective and net value not exceeding 12 marks sterling, whether void as above, or by the resignation of the said Dermit, or in any other way, to Felimy, after he has been so received and has assumed the habit and made his profession. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xx. Residuum gratis pro deo. N. Bregeon.Jo. Tartarinis. F. de Gualbis. D. de Piscia. Coll(ationata).B. [de] Zucheta. In the margin: Augusti.) [22/3 pp.]
12 Kal. July.
(20 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 74d.)
To John Ohullachayn, perpetual vicar of the parish church of Kilkeran in the diocese of Ross. Absolution etc., as below. His recent petition contained that whilst, when he was in minor orders, (fn. 2) he was residing in a certain monastery for the defence of it and its abbot, a certain other, perhaps alleging that the monastery belonged to him, violently attacked it with a band of soldiers (fn. 3) ; that a certain layman, who along with the said John and others wished to protect the monastery from such attack and violence, hit one of the invaders, a layman, on the head with a stone, who died; that John himself with another stone gravely hit on the head, even with bloodshed, another of the invaders, a clerk, but dressed in secular garb and at the time unknown to John; and that he afterwards, without having obtained any dispensation or absolution in regard to the aforesaid, had himself promoted by his ordinary, who was informed of the foregoing, to all even holy orders, and that he has ministered in the orders received by him, even in the ministry of the altar, and obtained, by collation made to him by authority of the ordinary, the said vicarage, and is at present in possession. The pope therefore absolves him from any sentence of excommunication incurred on account of the foregoing, dispenses him on account of any irregularity contracted, dispenses him to minister in the said orders and the ministry of the altar and to retain the vicarage, and rehabilitates him. Immensa sedis apostolice. (L. Dathus. | Gratis pro deo, pro paupere Ibernico. A. de Collis. Jo. de Buccapedulibus. Coll. B. In the margin: Novembris.) [1¼ pp.]

2 Paul II.

7 Id. Dec.
(7 Dec.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 79d.)
To the prior of Dearg in the diocese of Ardagh. Mandate, as below. The pope exemplifies in full the letters ‘Dignum arbitramur et congruum, of pope Pius II, dated at Tivoli, 1463, 6 Kal. Sept. (27 Aug.) anno 5, and addressed to the above prior [See Cal. Papal Letters. Vol. XI, p. 508], by which the said pope orders the said prior to collate and assign to Donald Ofargayl, clerk, of the diocese of Ardagh, who is illegitimate, being the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, the rectory of the rural lands or plebes of Muntireoleys (fn. 4) in the said diocese, the cure of which rectory is wont to be exercised by perpetual vicars, and whose value does not exceed 24 marks sterling, alleged by some to be of the patronage of laymen, although no patron who has used the said right is to be found, on the voidance of which by the death of Robert Magranayl at the apostolic see, and its consequent ipso facto reservation, the said pope granted provision to be made to the late Rory Magranayl, clerk, of the said diocese, by whose death at the said see the rectory is still void and still reserved; although some of the canons of Ardagh—on the ground that Cormac bishop of Ardagh had formerly de facto divided amongst the prebends of the canons of the said church the said rectory, as being then void by the death of Cornelius Y[f]argayl (after citation put forth by a papal delegate at the instance of the said Robert, to whom provision of the rectory had been ordered to be made by papal authority), and also on the ground that the said bishop afterwards consented to a sentence delivered in favour of the said Robert (fn. 5) —have unduly detained and still detain possession of a part of the rectory, which said canons are to be summoned and removed; whether it be void as above, or by the resignation of the said Robert and Rory or of Donald Y[f]argayl, clerk, of the said diocese, or be still void by the deaths of Michael Micenkoyg and the said Cornelius Y[f]argayl, or be void in any other way; pope Pius further dispensing the said Donald to receive and retain the rectory, notwithstanding the said defect etc. At Donald's recent petition, which contained that pope Pius died before execution of the said letters was proceeded to, the present pope hereby orders the above prior to proceed to execute them as if they had been presented to him, and as if he had begun to proceed to their execution, during the lifetime of the said pope. Dudum felicis recordationis Pius papa ii. (L. Dathus. | xii. A.de Collis. A. Oriens. Coll. B. In the margin: Decembris.) [2½ pp.]
3 Kal. Dec.
(29 Nov.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 83d.)
To John Balfour, elect of Brechin. Dispensation motu proprio to him, to whom the present pope recently (pridem) made provision of the said church, that, even after he has been consecrated, he may retain therewith in commendam the parish church of Conueth in the diocese of St. Andrews, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, if he win it, about which, after he had held it in peace and by canonical title for more than nine years, a suit has been brought against him by Richard Cady, priest, of the diocese of Glasgow. Personam tuam. (L. Dathus. | xxx. A. de Collis. Baudetus. Jo.de Tartarinis. F. de Gualbes. N. Bregeon. In the margin:Decembris.) [1 p.]
1465[–6].
4 Id. Jan.
(10 Jan.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 86.)
To Patrick bishop of St. Andrews. Grant, etc. as below. Pius II made provision to Henry, then a monk of the Benedictine monastery of Dunfermlyn in the diocese of St. Andrews, of the Cluniac monastery of St. Mirrin Paisley (sancti Mereni de Pasleto) in the diocese of Glasgow, on its voidance by the death without the Roman court of abbot Thomas Tarwet, during whose life the said pope had specially reserved it to his gift, and reserved and assigned to the present pope, then cardinal of St. Mark's, a yearly pension for life of 300 florins of gold of the Camera on the fruits etc. of the said monastery, to be paid by the said Henry and his successors, abbots of the said monastery, at certain terms and in a certain place, with the usual penalties of excommunication for delay, and eventual deprivation in the case of non-payment etc. [see Cal.Papal Letters, Vol. XI, p. 388]. Afterwards, upon a dispute arising between the present pope [then cardinal] and the said Henry about the said pension, which the former alleged that the latter was bound to pay to him and had refused to pay, etc., thereby incurring excommunication, the latter alleging that he was not bound to pay it, the said pope Pius committed the cause, notwithstanding that it had not lawfully devolved to the Roman court, to [John], then cardinal priest of St. Prisca's, called the cardinal of Zamora, now cardinal priest of St. Laurence's in Damaso, with power to cite the said Henry in the town of Bruges and elsewhere, even by edict, under threat of deprivation, etc. And after the said cardinal John had cited Henry by edict and had by his sentence, which became a res judicata, declared that he had incurred sentence of excommunication, and had condemned him in costs, upon its being set forth by the present pope [then cardinal] to his said predecessor that Henry had contemned not only the said citation by edict, but also the requisitions and instances made to him, in the presence of many clerks and seculars, by John de Balfur, the present pope's proctor, thereby incurring sentences of excommunication etc., bound by which sentences he had openly taken part in divine offices for more than three years but less than five, in contempt of the apostolic see etc., the said predecessor gave commission to the said cardinal John to hear and terminate the cause which the present pope [then cardinal] intended to bring in the matter of a declaration that the said penalty of deprivation had been incurred. And after the said cardinal John had proceeded to a decree of citation, which however had not yet been executed, the present pope, upon his succeeding to his said predecessor, at the instance of Master Anthony de Eugubio, procurator-fiscal of the papal Camera, by reason of the impediments of the said John, committed the resumption and further hearing and termination of the cause (fn. 6) to Nicholas cardinal priest of St. Cecilia's, who has promulgated a definitive sentence, which has become a res judicata, by which he has declared Henry to have been and to be deprived, and the said monastery to have become and to be void, and has removed him and condemned him in costs. The said monastery being therefore void by such deprivation and declaration, and the reservation by the pope's predecessor still holding good, inasmuch as the said monastery had not been disposed of by the said predecessor at the time of his death, the pope hereby, approving and confirming the proceedings and sentences of cardinals John and Nicholas, etc. hereby grants the said monastery for life to the above bishop Patrick, to be held by him in commendam together with the said church of St. Andrews and with the priory of Petenwen in his diocese and any other benefices which he holds by papal authority in titulum and in commendam, etc.; with mandate hereby to the [bishop] elect of Tarazzona (Tirasonen.), the prior of St. Andrews and the abbot of Lindores (de Londoris) in the diocese of St. Andrews to publish all the foregoing and induct and defend the said bishop, removing Henry etc., compelling contradictors by sentences of excommunication, deprivation, fines etc., without appeal, and invoking, if necessary, the aid of the secular arm. The pope further grants to the said bishop faculty to make collation of benefices void by such deprivation, even if they be canonries and prebends, dignities, personatus, administrations or offices in cathedral or collegiate churches, and such dignities be episcopal, abbatial, or major or principal accordingly, and such dignities etc. be elective and have cure, and to receive in the name of the papal Camera the annate[s] from the persons to whom he collates them, and give them acquittance, etc. (fn. 7) Romani pontificis providentia. (L. Dathus. | Gratis de mandato sanctissimi domini nostri pape. Ja. de Buccabellis Coll. [Jo.] Gerones.) [7 pp.]
1465[–6].
19 Kal. Feb.
(14 Jan.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 92d.)
To the bishop of Kilmacduagh (Duacen.), the archdeacon of Tuam and John Macgillavanach, a canon of Kilmacduagh. Mandate as below. The recent petition of Robert Glys (? recte Elys), clerk, of the diocese of Clonfert, contained that formerly, on the voidance of a canonry of Clonfert and the prebend of Drochee therein by the deprivation made by papal authority, for his faults and demerits, of Thomas Ohanyn, and by his removal therefrom, provision thereof was made by the said authority to the said Robert, who in virtue thereof obtained possession, taking therefrom a few fruits in good faith. The said petition added that he now doubts whether the said provision holds good, and that the fruits etc. of the said canonry and prebend are so slender that he cannot be maintained therewith, but that if the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Lochryach in the said diocese (provision of which was lately made to him on its voidance by the death of William Ywrey (sic), and which, on account of a controversy between him and Thady Ohanrayn, a canon of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary de Portupuro, Clonfert, who falsely alleged that it belonged to him, he has held and possessed for about four years without being promoted to holy orders, and which he still holds and possesses, taking the fruits thereof) were united to the said canonry and prebend for his life and as long as he held them, he could be more decently maintained and more conveniently bear his burdens. At the said petition of Robert, who alleges that Pius II granted him provision by way of a fresh (nove) provision of the said canonry [and prebend, see above, p. 5], and granted the making of such union, but that Robert, on account of a grave illness, was unable to cause the papal letters of the said grant to be expedited, the pope hereby rehabilitates him and absolves him from all sentences of excommunication etc. incurred by him on account of the foregoing, and orders the above three to collate and assign to him the said canonry and prebend, value not exceeding 6 marks sterling, and moreover, if they find that there are sufficient reasons for making such union, to unite the said vicarage, value not exceeding 8 marks sterling (provision of which the said Robert got made to him, on its voidance as above, by authority of papal letters in which there was no mention made that it was wont to be governed sometimes by secular clerks and sometimes by canons of the said monastery, and that it belonged to the said abbot and convent, but in which on the contrary it was by inadvertence expressed that it had been for 40 years governed by secular clerks only). to the said canonry and prebend for as long as Robert lives and holds them. They are further to grant to him that if he resign the canonry and prebend he may nevertheless retain the vicarage for life as the title of a perpetual benefice, and without new title be vicar of the said parish church. Sedis apostolice benignitas. (L.Dathus. | xx. Residuum gratis pro deo. Juravit. A. de Collis.Baudetus. Ja. de Rizonibus. F. de Gualbes. A. de Urbino. In the margin: Decembris.) [2½ pp.]

1 Paul II.

1465.
Prid. Id. Sept.
(12 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 114.)
To the abbot of the monastery of St. Columba in the diocese of Dunkeld, and Alexander Inglis and William Lauedre, canons of Dunkeld. Mandate as below. The pope has been informed by James Lindissay, clerk, of the diocese of St. Andrews, that John Karrik, archdeacon of Dunkeld and perpetual vicar of the parish church of Lothirysk in the said diocese, in order to obtain the said archdeaconry, made with Adam de Mongu[m]ry, then archdeacon of Dunkeld, and with a certain familiar of Adam, a bargain that if Adam would resign the archdeaconry for the purpose of its being collated to John, the latter would pay to Adam and the said familiar certain sums of money, which he did, thereby committing simony and incurring sentences of excommunication etc., notwithstanding which he celebrated masses and other divine offices; and that in consequence of such bargain and payments Adam resigned the archdeaconry by proxy to Calixtus III who, ignorant of the said bargain, admitted the resignation, and made collation and provision of the archdeaconry to John, who under pretext thereof obtained it and still detains it. [See Cal. Papal Letters, Vol. XI, p. 25.] The said collation and provision being without force, the pope hereby orders the above three, if and after James, who alleges that he is of royal race, and that John has also wilfully committed theft, accuses John before them, to summon John and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to decree the said collation and provision null and void, and deprive and remove John, and in that event to collate and assign the archdeaconry, a non-major, non-elective dignity, and also the said vicarage, value together not exceeding 40l. sterling, to James. The pope hereby dispenses him to receive and retain them together for life, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, provided that they be not two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or two major or principal dignities or such mixed. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (L.Dathus. | xxxviii. A. de Collis. Baudetus. N. Bregeon pro Tartarinis. F. de Gualbes. C. de Rinutiis. Coll. Jo. Gerones. In the margin: Novembris.) [3¼ pp.]

2 Paul II.

7 Id. Nov.
(7 Nov.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 123.)
To the abbot of St. Michael's, Mayo, in the diocese of Tuam, and Dermit Oscara and Eugenius Omurchu, canons of Tuam. Mandate as below. The pope has been informed by Malachy Ohygan, clerk, of the diocese of Tuam, that Thady Ianly, rector of the parish church of Dunmor in the said diocese, of the patronage of laymen, when litigating in Ireland (in partibus) about the said church with Milerus Bremisiam (sic), clerk, of the said diocese, the then possessor thereof, before a certain executor appointed by the apostolic see, promised Milerus, that if he desisted from the said suit, and if [Thady] could obtain the said church, he would pay him a sum of money, in consequence of which Milerus desisted from the suit, and Thady paid the money, thereby committing simony and incurring sentences of excommunication etc. therefor; and that moreover Thady, a notorious and open concubinary, has openly kept in his house a concubine by whom he has had offspring, still alive, to the shame of the priestly dignity. The pope therefore orders the above three, if and after Malachy (who alleges that the present patron has been wont to present to the archbishop of Tuam no fit person except simoniacally and after receiving money therefor) accuses Thady before them, to summon Thady and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove Thady, and in that event to collate and assign the said church, value not exceeding 24 marks sterling, to Malachy; notwithstanding the said right of patronage which, if they find true the simoniacal presentation alleged by Malachy, the pope specially derogates from for this turn only, etc. Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | x.Residuum gratis pro deo. Juravit. A. de Collis. Baudetus.Jo. Tartarinus. F. de Gualbes. P. de Spinosis. Coll. B. [de] Zucheta. In the margin: Decembris.) [2⅓ pp.]

1 Paul II.

1464[–5].
Id. March.
(15 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 147.)
To John elect of Exeter. Indult, at his petition and that of Edward king of England, that he, to whom the pope has this day (fn. 8) made provision of the said church, may retain for life together with the said church, even after his consecration or the lapse of the canonical time for consecration, the wardenship called the mastership of the [collegiate] church of Manchester (fn. 9) in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, which is an office in that church, the value of which and that of the episcopal mensa of Exeter the pope wills to be expressed by these presents. Personam tuam. (— (fn. 10) . | l. Jo. de Buccabellis. S. de Spada.Coll. Loisius. In the margin: Januarii) [1½ pp. See below, f. 187d. and Reg. Vat. DXXVI, f. 50.]

2 Paul II.

1466.
7 Kal. April.
(26 March.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 183d.)
To the official of Glasgow. Mandate, as below. Upon its being set forth to Eugenius IV on behalf of the late Duncan Cambel, knight and lord of the place of Argyll (de Archadia) in the diocese of Argyll (Ergadien.) alias Lismore, that formerly, for the health of the souls of the late James king of Scots and Joan his consort, and of James the present king, and of his own soul and the souls of the late Mariona his wife and of his present consort, (fn. 11) and their parents, kinsmen and friends and all the faithful departed, and for the propagation of divine worship and the adornment (fn. 12) of the parish church of St. Mundus in the said diocese, and considering that in that diocese (ibidem) there were no collegiate churches or at any rate very few, he, to the end that the said church, which hitherto had been wont to be governed by a secular clerk as its rector, might be erected into a collegiate church, had founded, instituted and ordained five perpetual chaplaincies for as many chaplains, one of whom should be over the others as far as regarded the direction of divine worship and be called provost, and another of whom should exercise the cure of souls of the parishioners, and be present at divine offices in the said church along with the other chaplains; and had ordained that the presentation of the provost and chaplain curate and all the other chaplains should belong to the said knight and his heirs and successors, and the institution of the provost and chaplain curate to the ordinary, and that of the other chaplains to the provost, (fn. 13) a number of possessions or lands then expressed and specified and rents or revenues, lawfully belonging to the said knight, being assigned by him for the purpose of such erection, (fn. 14) and that he had assigned for the said erection etc. the fruits etc. of the parish churches of St. Conan (sancti Connani) de Dysart and of the Three Holy Brethren (sanctorum trium fratrum) de Kanlochgoule in the said diocese, the right of patronage and presentation to each of which belonged to him; and that he had made divers ordinances, as was said to be more fully contained in certain authentic letters or public instruments, etc., the said pope Eugenius ordered the archdeacon of Argyll or (sive) Lismore, if he found the foregoing to be the case, and after the said knight had assigned as many lands and goods as, together with the fruits etc. of the said two churches, were sufficient for the said erection, to erect the said church of St. Mundus into a collegiate church, with all the insignia of a college and the jurisdictions etc. belonging to other collegiate churches of those parts, and also to approve and confirm all the reasonable contents of the said letters and their consequences, and moreover, in the event of his making such erection and appropriation and confirmation, to appropriate and unite in perpetuity the said churches of St. Conan (sancti Connanni) and Three Holy Brethren to the said church to be erected, values not exceeding 11, 25 and 12 marks sterling respectively, etc. The recent petition of the provost and chapter of the said [collegiate church] to the present pope contained that the late archdeacon of Argyll made the erection, and reserved the right of patronage and presentation to the said knight, for him and his heirs and successors; and that subsequently George bishop of Argyll appropriated and united in perpetuity to the capitular mensa by his ordinary authority the then void rectory of the parish church of Kylmalew in the said diocese, of the patronage of laymen, and value not exceeding 8 marks sterling, with consent of the patron, and that the provost and chapter in virtue thereof obtained and are now in possession of that church. At the said petition, the pope hereby orders the above official, if he find the said erection, reservation, grant and the said bishop's union etc. lawful, to approve and confirm them and their consequences by papal authority, and in the event of his doing so to unite in perpetuity, pro potioris cautelle (sic) suffragio, the said church of Kylmalew to the said mensa by the same authority, the value of which mensa the pope holds as expressed hereby, etc. He further grants indult hereby that the provost for the time being shall enjoy all the privileges etc. which other provosts of collegiate churches in Scotland enjoy, and that the institution of the chaplains who are presented to the said chaplaincies by the said patrons shall belong to the provost for the time being.Pastoralis officii. (L. Dathus. | Gratis de mandato sanctissimi domini nostri pape. G. Pelle. A. Trapezuntius.) [5¼ pp. The mandate of Eugenius IV does not occur in his Registers summarized in Cal. Papal Lett., Vols. VIII. and IX.]
6 Id. May.
(10 May.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 187d.)
To Master Nicholas de Ubaldis, a papal chaplain and auditor of causes of the apostolic palace. Mandate as below. The recent petition of Ralph Longley, a canon of St. Wilfrid's, Ripon, in the diocese of York, contained that although on the voidance of the wardenship, an office called the mastership of the [collegiate] church of Mamcestre in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, (fn. 15) of the patronage of laymen, by the promotion of John [now] bishop, then elect of Exeter, sometime warden, to that church, and by the consecration administered to the said bishop, then elect, by papal authority, he had by Richard West, lord de la Warre, layman, of the said diocese, the true and sole patron thereof, or by two laymen to whom he had granted the patronage for that turn, been presented to John bishop of Lichfield and Coventry within the lawful time, and by that bishop instituted by his ordinary authority, nevertheless the said John bishop of Exeter, alleging that the said wardenship had not become void by the said promotion and consecration, and that he had been able and was able by papal indult to retain it in commendam together with the said church of Exeter [see above, f. 147], prevented and still prevents the said presentation and institution from taking effect; and that, upon a ground of dispute (materia questionis) arising therefore between the said bishop John and Ralph, the present pope, at the said bishop's instance, committed the cause, although it had not by its nature lawfully devolved to the Roman court, to the above auditor, who is said to have proceeded, short, however, of a conclusion. The said petition adding that it is alleged by some that neither bishop John nor Ralph has a right in or to the wardenship, the pope hereby orders the auditor, if by the event of the suit he find this to be the case, to collate and assign to the said Ralph, all of whose benefices and their values, including that of the said wardenship, and the tenours of the dispensations by which he holds them, the pope holds to be expressed by these presents, the said wardenship which, although it is commonly called a mastership and an office, is in truth not an office but a principal dignity of the said church of Mamcestre, and has cure, and whose holder is bound by the statutes to personal residence, and which is not elective (fn. 16) ; whether it be void as above, or by the resignation of the said bishop John, or in any other way; inducting the said Ralph etc. Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xxx. G. Pele. P. de Bonitate. Ja. de Rizonibus. F. de Gualbes. S. Planas. Coll.Gerones. In the margin: Maii.) [2½ pp. See also below, Reg. Vat. DXXVI, f. 50.]
1465[–6].
15 Kal. April.
(18 March.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 191.)
To the abbot of Fermoy (de Castro dei) in the diocese of Cloyne (Clonen.) and Dermit Oleyn and Dermit Okywe, canons of Cloyne. Mandate, as below. On the voidance of the priorship of the Augustinian monastery of St. Edmund King and Martyr, A[t]hassel, in the diocese of Cashel, wont to be governed by a prior, by the promotion made by Pius II of David [now] bishop of Ossory to that church, and by his consecration administered him at the apostolic see, the said pope made provision or ordered provision to be made of it, being ipso facto reserved under his general reservation of all benefices void at the said see, to Edmund Stackbol alias Archer, a canon of the said monastery of St. Edmund. At the recent petition to the present pope of John abbot of the Augustinian monastery of Molana (de Insula sancti Melhansyd, recte Melhanfyd) in the diocese of Lismore, containing that the letters of the said provision are surreptitious because the value of the fruits etc. of the said priory then greatly exceeded what the said Edmund alleged, and also do so at present, wherefore the priory, possession of which in virtue of the said letters thus surreptitious Edmund has detained for some time and still detains, is still void as above, and is still reserved, inasmuch as the said pope Pius died without having otherwise disposed of it, the pope hereby orders the above three to summon Edmund and others concerned, and if they find that the fruits etc. of the priory did and do greatly exceed what he alleged in the said letters, to declare them and their consequences null and invalid, and in that event to grant the said priory, which is a conventual dignity and has cure, to the said abbot (who alleges that he is collector of the papal Camera in Ireland and by both parents of noble birth, and that on account of the slenderness of the fruits etc. of the said monastery of Molana (de Insula) he cannot be decently maintained, and that on account of the nearness of the said priory and monastery of Molana (de Insula) he can conveniently serve both of them), to be held by him in commendam for life together with the said monastery of Molana (de Insula), the pope holding to be expressed by these presents the yearly values, alike of the said monastery and of the priory, the fruits etc. of which latter cannot, on account of the warlike commotions in those parts, be easily and truly assessed (extimari). Personam dilecti filii Johannis abbatis. (L. Dathus. | xxx. Jo. de Buccabellis. P. de Chiarri. C. de Renutiis. Coll. Loisius. In the margin:Mar(tis).) [The rubricella is:—
Casalen. (sic).
Johanni abbati monasterii de Insula sancti Melhansyd (sic) providetur de prioratu.
fo. clxxxxi.
above which Theiner has inserted ‘Clonensis, f. 190. Ibernia,' which is not an improvement. This is another illustration of the danger of trusting to the ‘Rubricelle’ alone as a guide to the contents of the Registers.]
1466.
4 Id. April.
(10 April.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 192d.)
To the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. Mandate, at the recent petition of Anne Fitzherberte, a nun of the Benedictine monastery of St. Edith, Pollefworth (recte Pollesworth), in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, (containing that formerly, on its voidance by the death of Benedicta, the convent duly elected by a majority the said Anne, then a professed nun of the said monastery and of lawful age etc.), if he find her fit etc., to approve and confirm the said election by papal authority or, if not, to appoint her abbess of the monastery, the value of which the pope wills to be held as expressed by these presents. The said bishop moreover, in event of the election being confirmed or Anne being appointed by him, is to bless her, or cause her to be blessed by any catholic bishop; and he or such bishop is, after administering such blessing, to receive from her the usual oath of fealty according to the from enclosed, and to send it to the pope as soon as possible by her letters patent sealed with her seal. (fn. 17) Ex suscepte servitutis officio. (L. Dathus. | xxxx. G. Pele. Pe. de Bonitate. Jo. de Tartarinis. In the margin: Maii.) [2 pp.]
12 Kal. May.
(20 April.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 193d.)
To the bishop of Whiteherne (Candidecase), the abbot of Soulseat (Sedis animarum) and the archdeacon of Whiteherne. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Master Fergus Magdowel, provost of Bothans (de Bottanis) in the diocese of St. Andrews, a notary of the pope, that William Dougles, prior of the Premonstratensian church of Whiteherne, has committed fornication with his married sister, (fn. 18) committed simony, dilapidated and converted to his damnable uses a number of precious moveable and immoveable goods belonging to the priorship of the said church, which (fn. 19) he obtained simoniacally) if and after Fergus, who is also collector of the papal Camera in the realm of Scotland and M.A., and of noble birth and is a secretary of James king of Scots, and has been sent by that king as orator to the pope, accuses William before the above three, to summon William and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, or one of them sufficient for the purpose, to deprive and remove William, and in that event to grant the said priory, a major elective dignity with cure, value not exceeding 140l. sterling, to Fergus, to be held by him for a year, from the day of his obtaining peaceable possession thereof, in commendam with all his other benefices, and thereafter, if and after he takes the habit according to the custom of the said church of Whiteherne and makes his profession, to collate and assign it to him. As soon, however, as he has taken the habit and made his profession, or as soon as the year of his probation has elapsed, or before, if it appear that he wishes to change his life, or as soon as he has worn the habit for three days, he is to resign all his other benefices, present and future. Grata devotionis obsequia. (L. Dathus. | Gratis de mandato sanctissimi domini nostri pape, G. Pelle.L. de Banchis. In the margin: Maii.) [4¼ pp.]
Prid. Non. April.
(4 April.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 227.)
Confirmation, at the recent petition of the abbot and convent of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary without and near the walls of York, of the appropriation made thereto by William archbishop of York, with consent of the king of England, of the parish church of Eversham in the archdeaconry of Richmond, value not exceeding, as they allege, 20l. of the money current in those parts, in virtue of which appropriation they have obtained peaceable possession; with exemplification of the letters:—
In dei nomini amen. Nos Willelmus, of the said archbishop, sitting as a tribunal in the chapel in his manor of Sou[th]well in the diocese of York, dated in his manor of Sout[h]well 19 Oct. 1459, the 13th (fn. 20) year of his consecration and the 8th of his translation, making the said appropriation with the consent and assent of the dean and chapter of York and of Master John Bothe, archdeacon of Richmond, so that on the cession of death of Sir John Rokley, the rector, or his otherwise resigning it, they may take possession etc., a fit portion being reserved from the fruits etc. of the said church for a perpetual vicar, and also yearly cesses or pensions therefrom of 3s. 4d. to the archbishop and his successors, 3s. 4d. to the said dean and chapter and 5 marks to the said Master John Bothe, archdeacon of Richmond and his successors, to be paid in each case half at Whitsuntide and half at Martinmas, and also a yearly sum of 3s. 4d. for the poor parishioners of Eversham in accordance with the royal statute [15 Rich. II, c. 6], with penalties for delay.
Ad fut. rei mem. Romana ecclesia. (L. Dathus. | lx. G.Pele. D. de Luca. Coll. Loisius. In the margin: Junii.) [4½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 263.)
A like confirmation, at the like petition, of the appropriation made to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's without [and near] the walls of York by the same archbishop William with consent of the king of England, of the parish church of Burton [in Kendal] in the same archdeaconry of Richmond, value not exceeding 13l. 13s. 4d. of the money current in those parts, in virtue of which appropriation they have obtained peaceable possession: with exemplification of the letters:—
In dei nomine amen. Nos Willelmus, of the said archbishop, sitting as a tribunal in the chapel of his manor of Southwell, dated as in the preceding, (fn. 21) making the said appropriation of the said church of Burton in Kendale in the said archdeaconry, with consent etc.as ibid., so that on the cession or death of Sir Thomas Hornby the rector, or … 3s. 4d. to the said dean and chapter [as ibid.], and 40s. to the said master John Bothe and his successors, to be paid as ibid., and also a yearly sum of 3s. 4d. for the poor parishioners etc. as ibid. Ad fut. rei mem. Apostolice servitutis officium. (L. Dathus. | lx. G. Pele. D. de Luca. Coll. Loisius. In the margin:Junii.) [4 pp.]
5 Kal. June.
(28 May.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 281d.)
Confirmation etc., as below. Upon its being set forth to Pius II by the abbot and convent of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary without the walls of York [and] the dean and chapter of York [that] whereas a question arose formerly between the said abbot and convent, of the one part, and the said dean and chapter and the vicar of St. Laurence's in the suburbs of the city of York, of the other part, about the right of taking oblations and tithes of the place of Grenedick in the diocese of York, which place the abbot and convent alleged to be within the parish of St. Olave's, Fulford, annexed to the said monastery, the dean and chapter and vicar alleging it to be within the parish of St. Laurence's, annexed to the capitular mensa of York, at length the parties, after the suit had lasted for a long time before divers judges within and without the Roman court, agreed on the choice of William archbishop of York as arbitrator, who awarded that the abbot and convent could take and levy the said tithes and oblations and that they belonged thereto, and that they should agree to the appropriation to the said mensa of the parish church of Stretton alias Stratton in the said diocese, in their presentation, in which award both parties acquiesced, as is more fully contained in certain public instruments or authentic letters of the said archbishop sealed with his seal; and its being added to the said pope Pius on behalf of the said abbot and convent and dean and chapter that if the latter were to be without the said oblations and tithes and did not receive the compensation of the uniting of the said church, they and the said mensa would sustain no small prejudice, the said pope by his letters ordered William Brandi (sic), archdeacon of Cleveland, and certain colleagues [not here expressed] to summon the rector of the said church and the said vicar and others concerned, and if they found the facts to be as stated, to appropriate the said church of Stratton to the said mensa in perpetuity, reserving a fit portion for a perpetual vicar, and moreover, as regards the rest to approve and confirm etc. the said award. Afterwards, as the recent petition of the said abbot and convent and dean and chapter to the present pope contained, the said archdeacon, duly proceeding to execution of the said letters, appropriated the said church of Stratton, with consent of the king of England and its rector etc., to the said mensa in perpetuity, and approved and confirmed the said award, as is more fully contained, alike in the said letters [of pope Pius] and in a certain public instrument drawn up in the matter of the said appropriation and approbation and confirmation, the tenour of which (cuius tenorem) the pope has caused to be inspected and examined and inserted verbatim in these presents, except certain royal letters etc., the tenours of which he holds to be expressed by these presents, and except the signs and marks (fn. 22) ; and subsequently, on the voidance of the said church of Stratton, the dean and chapter, in virtue of the said letters and processes, took possession thereof, during the life of the said pope Pius, and at present hold possession. At the said petition therefore of the abbot and convent and dean and chapter, who allege that the fruits etc. of the said church of Stretton alias Stratton do not exceed 20 marks of the money now current in those parts, the pope hereby confirms and approves the said appropriation and confirmation and approbation, and all the contents of the said instrument concerning them, and their consequences. The pope adds the tenour of the said instrument, viz.:—
Univ. Christifidelibus presentes litteras inspecturis, whereby they are informed by William Brandi (sic), archdeacon of Cleveland, delegated as judge by the apostolic see together with the abbot of St. Germans, Selbi, in the diocese of York, and Master Vincent Clementis, a canon of Salisbury, collector of the papal Camera in England, appointed as his colleagues with the ‘you or two or one of you’ clause, that he, the said archdeacon William, on 5 Oct. 1459, in the collegiate church of St. Mary of Southwell (Southwiellie, recte Southwellie) in the diocese of York, received from the hands of brother Simon Wardi (sic), a monk of the said monastery [of St. Mary's, York], proctor of the abbot and convent, and Sir John Averill, chaplain, proctor of the dean and chapter, the authentic letters, duly sealed etc., and impetrated on behalf of the abbot and convent and dean and chapter, of pope Pius II, viz. the letters:—
Pius etc. dilectis filiis abbati monasterii sancti Germani de Selbi Eboracensis diocesis et Guillelmo Brand (fn. 23) archidiacono Clevellandie in ecclesia Eboracensi ac Vincentio Clementis canonico Saresbiriensi, in regno Anglie Camere apostolice collectori, salutem etc. Apostolice nobis licet inmeritis desuper iniuncte servitutis officium mentem nostram excitat etc., prout de verbo ad verbum libro v bullarum felicis recordationis domini Pii pape ii folio lv.reperitur registratas [i.e. Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXII, f. 55, in Cal. Papal Lett., XI, p. 389], sub data Mantue anno etc. mcccclviiiio quarto Idus Julii pontificatus sui anno primo;
that in presence of the below-written (fn. 24) notary and witnesses, he caused to be summoned Master Thomas Tanfeld, rector of the said church of Stratton and Sir Richard Haukesworth, vicar of the said church of St. Laurence, and others concerned, to be present on Monday next before the feast of All Saints next following, and at the aforesaid place, on which Monday, namely, 19 (fn. 25) Oct. in the year aforesaid, have duly appeared the said monk brother Simon Warde, proctor of the abbot and convent and of the said Master Thomas Tanfelde, and the said John Averell, proctor of the dean and chapter and of the said John Haukesworth; and that, in accordance with the evidence etc. laid before him, he proceeds to a final decision in the matter committed to him, as follows:—
In dei nomine amen. Nos Willelmus Brandi (sic) …, incorporating in perpetuity the said church of Stra(n)ton (recte Stratton) to the said capitular mensa, so that on the cession or death of Master Thomas Tanfelde, the rector, etc., the dean and chapter may take possession by their own authority, etc., reserving from the fruits etc. a fit portion for a perpetual vicar, provided that the dean and chapter and their successors distribute yearly on the feast of Michaelmas 2s. from the said fruits to the [poor] parishioners; and moreover approving and confirming the award made by the said archbishop William. (fn. 26)
Ad perp. rei mem. Regimini universalis ecclesie. (L. Dathus. | l. G. Pele. D. de Luca. In the margin: Junii.) [7½ pp.See also Cal. Papal Lett., XI, pp. 129, 160 and 196.]
4 Non. Aug.
(2 Aug.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 304d.)
To the archbishop of Arles and the bishops of St. Andrews and Glasgow. Mandate, as below. The pope was recently (pridem) informed by Master Patrick Home, archdeacon of Teviotdale (Theudallye) in the church of Glasgow, a notary of the pope, present at the apostolic see, that although Pius II had ordered the Benedictine priory of Coldingam in the diocese of St. Andrews to be granted to him in commendam, and although he in virtue thereof had obtained possession and had held it in peace for more than two years, nevertheless Richard Vile, clerk, then collector of the apostolic Camera in those parts (falsely alleging that the said Patrick was indebted to the said Camera in the sum of 400l. sterling on account of the annate of the said priory, and that he was entered (descriptum) as one of the debtors of the said Camera in a certain quaternion delivered to the said Richard by the clerks of the said Camera, in which quarternion were noted (annotati) all its debtors in those parts), had wrongfully sequestrated the said priory, and all Patrick's other benefices and his (eiusque) rents, profits and goods, in the hands of certain laymen, notably (signanter) of Alexander Home, knight, of the diocese of St. Andrews, Patrick's enemy, and had caused [the name of] the said Patrick, thus despoiled of his priory, benefices and goods, and injured to the extent of more than the sum of 4,000 gold ducats, to be for more than three months after the said sequestration, and without previous monition, to be affixed on the doors of the said church [of Glasgow] as excommunicate, etc.; and that John Home, clerk, son of the said Alexander (falsely alleging Patrick to be irregular because, being excommunicate, he had celebrated divine offices and taken part therein, and had dilapidated the goods of the priory) had impetrated papal letters against Patrick addressed to certain judges in those parts, and under pretext thereof had got him de facto deprived of the said priory by some of the said judges, too favourable to him (John) and the said knight his father, and had intruded himself in possession of the said priory, thus sequestrated in his father's hands, and had unduly detained possession, as he was still doing, from which deprivation etc. Patrick had appealed to the apostolic see. The pope therefore gave viva voce commission to Mark, bishop of Vicenza (Vicentin.), to inform himself with the clerks of the said Camera, and to make a report to him. Having recently learned, alike from the report of the said bishop and from the report of Stephen archbishop of Milan and Peter elect of Tarazzona (Tirasonen.), that Patrick was not and is not a debtor of the said Camera, but was entered (descriptum) by the said Richard in the said quaternion, by his own temerity, amongst the debtors of the said Camera after the subscription of one of the clerks and a notary of the Camera, (fn. 27) and was despoiled unjustly of possession of the said priory and benefices and of his goods, the pope hereby revokes the said sequestration and spoliation, and restores Patrick to the state in which he was before and at the time of the said pretended sequestration and spoliation, and orders the above three to monish and order the said Richard, Alexander and John to give up possession of the said priory and other benefices and restore all the goods and the fruits etc. of the said priory and other benefices, and other fruits etc. belonging to Patrick taken by them from the time of the said sequestration and spoliation etc., under pain of sentences of excommunication etc., without any appeal, and to aggravate processes etc., invoking, if necessary, the aid of the secular arm, etc. Officii nostri debitum. (L. Dathus. | xx. G. Pele. P. de Bonitate.Ja. de Rizonibus. F. de Gualbis [recte de Gualbes]. N. de Tongues. Coll. Jo. Gerones pro G. [de Vulterris]). [In addition to the foregoing subscriptions etc. at the end of the letter is the note: Est ex(pedi)ta dup(plica)ta tax(ata) ad x.per Jo. Baptista scripta per dictum N. de Tongues, and in the margin is the usual ‘Junii.’ Across the top margin of ff. 304d. and 305r. is: Non detur copia istius bulle alicui sub pena arbitrio sanctissimi domini nostri pape infligenda, M(arcus) episcopus Vincentinus manu propria. A marginal insertion near the end of the letter is subscribed G. de Vulterris. See Cal. Papal Letters, XI, p. 425, and above, pp. 232–4.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern gold lettered label: ‘Paul. ii. Secret. Ann. i. ii. Lib. ii.’ Inside the volume is apparently the front half of the original sheepskin binding, on which a contemporary ‘bullarum’ is still visible, i.e. the surviving portion of the original description ‘Liber ii. bullarum domini Pauli’ (or ‘ii. Secretus bullarum domini Pauli’): in addition to which is the later ‘Liber 2. Paul. 2.’ On the bottom edge of the volume is the usual contemporary description, viz. ‘ii. bullarum Pauli.' There are 16 pp. of rubricelle, headed ‘Rubricelle libri secundi bullarum sanctissimi domini nostri Pauli pape ii, facte per me Baptistam clericum Novariensem in Registro Camere Apostolice Scribam, et primo videlicet,' and then the string of rubricelle begins. They end: ‘Finis Rubricellarum libri secundi bullarum sanctissimi domini nostri Pauli pape ii. die xxiiia mensis Octobris mcccclxvi. per me Baptistam de Zucheta clericum Novariensem et in Camera Apostolica scriptorem. Deo gratis amen.’ The text extends from f. i. to f. cccxx.
2 tunc in minoribus ordinibus constitutus.
3 cum quadam militum comittiva monasterium ipsum violenter invasisset.
4 rectoria terrarum ruralium sive plebium de Muntireoleys.
5 licet nonnulli canonici ecclesie Ardakadensis pro eo quod venerabilis frater noster Cormacus episcopus Ardakadensis rectoriam predictam, olim tanquam per obitum quondam Cornelii Y[f]argayl extra Romanam curiam defuncti vacantem, post citationem contra interesse putantem (sic) per quendam delegatum apostolicum ad instantiam dicti Roberti, cui de dicta rectoria apostolica auctoritate mandatum fuerat provideri, emanatam et assecutam, [inter] prebendas canonicorum dicte ecclesie de facto dimiserat (recte diuiserat), quodque postmodum dictus episcopus sententie pro dicto Roberto late consenserit (recte consenserat), partem dicte rectorie detinuerint prout detinent indebite occupatam. This passage is not clear.
6 causam huiusmodireassumendam et ulterius audiendam et fine debito terminandam etiam commisimus.
7 Nos enim tibi conferendi beneficia predicta cum per privationem huiusmodi vacaverint, etiam si canonicatus et prebende dignitates personatus administrationes vel officia in cathedralibus vel collegiatis ecclesiis, et dignitates ipse episcopales abbatiales aut maiores post pontificales seu principales fuerint in cathedralibus seu collegiatis ecclesiis predictisplenam et liberam tenore presentium concedimus facultatem. Bishop Patrick is thus encouraged by the grant, not only of the abbey in commendam, but of a faculty almost unprecedented in extent, to crush the rebellious abbot, so long the pope's own personal adversary.
8 hodie’ is added in the margin.
9 custodiam [magisterium nuncupatam ecclesie de Manicestria (recte Mamcestria).
10 i.e. without the usual L. Dathus in the margin at the beginning.
11 quod olim ipse clare memorie Jacobi regis et Johanne eius consortis necnon carissimi in Christo filii nostri Jacobi moderni regis Scotorum sueque proprie et quondam Marione ipsius conjugis necnon moderne conthoralis suorumqueintendens saluti animarum.
12 venustatem et decorem.
13 necnon prepositi et curati ad ordinarii (recte ordinarium) loci, ac aliorum capellanorum predictorum institutionem ad ipsum prepositum pertinere voluerat et ordinaverat.
14 nullis tunc expressis et expecifficatis (sic) possessionibus sive terris ac redditus sive introitus (? recte redditibus sive introitibus) ad ipsum militem legittime (sic) spectantibus et per eum ad opus erectionis huiusmodi assignatis.
15 custodiam ecclesic de Mamcestre Conventrensis et Lichefeldensis, diocesis que inibi officium magisterium nuncupatumcf. below Reg. Vat. DXXVI, f. 50, note.
16 discretioni tuemandamus quatenuscustodiam ipsam, que revera, licet magisterium et officium vulgariter nuncupet[ur], tamen non officium sed dignitas principalis ipsius ecclesie de Mamcestre et curata existit, et illam pro tempore obtinens personalem residentiam in dicta ecclesia de Mamcestre iuxta illius statuta facere tenetur, et ad quam quis non consuevit per electionem assumiconferas et assignes; cf. below Reg Vat. DXXVI, f. 50, note.
17 ac formam juramenti quod ipsam Annam prestare contigerit nobis de verbo ad verbum per eius patentes litteras suo sigillo munitas (instead of the more usual signatas) per proprium nuntium quantotius destinar(e) [tu aut idem antistes] procures seu procuret.
18 quandam eius sororem carnalem etiam coniugatam actu fornicario carnaliter cognoscerenon erubuit.
19 que (recte quem [prioratum]) symoniace adeptus est.
20 decimo’ is added in the margin to the ‘tercio’ of the text.
21 Here with ‘tertiodecimo’ in the text.
22 signis et caracteribus. See below, p. 251, note.
23 corrected by cancellation from ‘Brandi.’
24 subscriptis, i.e. below-written in the public instrument, but omitted in the pope's exemplification, as already intimated.
25 decimonono,? recte vicesimonono.
26 The pope's exemplification ends with the archdeacon's words approbamus et confirmamus in hiis scriptis, i.e. omits, as already announced, the notary's mark or sign-manual and subscription and the subscriptions of the witnesses etc.
27 post unius ex clericis et notarii dicte Camere subscriptionem.