Vatican Regesta 527
1467

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'Vatican Regesta 527: 1467', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 12: 1458-1471 (1933), pp. 269-283. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103873 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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3 Paul II.

1466[–7].
Prid. Kal. March.
(28 Feb.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 49d.)
Confirmation, as below. The recent petition of William Knolis, preceptor of the house of St. John of Jerusalem, Torfichem, in the diocese of St. Andrews, contained that recently the late Peter Raymondus (sic) Zacosta, master, and the baiulivii (sic), priors, preceptors and brethren of the said hospital, assembled in their chapter-general at Rome, dispensed, in virtue of letters granted to them by the present pope, the said William, who had already made his profession of the order, so that (notwithstanding the establishments (fn. 2) of the said hospital, by which it is said to be provided that it shall not be lawful for brethren thereof, who have not served for three years in the convent of Rhodes or at least for five years in the said religion, (fn. 3) to seek any preceptorships, and notwithstanding that he had not served in the said convent for three years or the said religion for five years) he might lawfully seek from the said master and convent the preceptorship of the house of St. John, Torfichem, of the said hospital, then void by the death of Henry de Levynsten'; and that they afterwards, in virtue of the said letters, collated and granted to him the said preceptorship for life. The pope therefore confirms hereby the said dispensation and collation and grant, and orders the archbishop of Arles and the bishops of St. Andrews and Dunblane to induct the said William, etc. The pope exemplifies:—
(i) the letters of brother Peter Raymundus Zacosta, master of the house of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, and the baiulivi, priors, preceptors and brethren of the said house, holding their chaptergeneral at Rome, setting forth that they have received:—
the letters of pope Paul ii, which they exemplify, Ad fut. rei mem. Provida Romani pontificis circumspectio, dated at St. Peter's, Rome 1466, 13 Kal. Jan. (20 Dec.) anno 3, empowering the master and brethren to receive and admit resignations of priorships, preceptorships or baiulive etc., made simply or for cause of exchange, and to make collation and provision thereof, notwithstanding any constitution etc. to the contrary;
[and the letters of the same brother Peter etc. and brethren as above addressed] to brother William Knollis of the realm of Scotland, a [knight] of the said conventual house, (fn. 4) beginning Expositionis vestre, and granting to him the said dispensation (fn. 5) under their leaden capitular bull, dated at Rome during (durante) the said chapter-general, 22 Dec. 1466,
(ii) similar letters of the above brother Peter Raymundus Zacosta … brethren of the said house (as above) holding their chapter-general at Rome, setting forth that they have received:—
the letters of pope Paul II, which they again exemplify, Ad fut. rei mem. Provida Romani pontificis circumspectio, dated at St. Peter's, Rome, 1466, 13 Kal. Jan. (20 Dec.) anno 3, as above, empowering etc. as above;
[and the letters of the same Peter etc. and brethren as above, addressed] (fn. 6) to the above brother William Knollis, beginning Religionis decoret alia virtutum vestrarum commendabilia merita, and collating and granting to him for life the baiuliva or preceptorship of St. John, Torphychen, void by the death of Henry de Lyvynston, under their leaden capitular bulla, dated at Rome in their said chapter-general, 14 Jan. 1466[–7].
Ad fut. rei mem. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (L. Dathus. | l.F. de Maffeis. Sinolfus. Ja. de Rizonibus. F. de Gualbes.Jo. Baptista. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Mar(tii).) [8¾ pp. The letter of Paul II referred to above, viz. Ad fut. rei mem. Provida Romani pontificis circonspectio (sic), dated at St. Peter's, Rome, 1466, 13 Kal. Jan. (20 Dec.) anno 3, about the admission of resignations by Hospitallers in their chapter-general at Rome of priorships, preceptorships etc., made simply or for exchange, and the making of fresh collation thereof, is duly registered in Reg. Vat. DXIX, ff. 191r.–192r.]

4 Paul II.

1467.
Prid. Id. Oct.
(14 Oct.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 131.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Middleton (de Choro [Sancti] Benedicti) in the diocese of Cloyne (Clonen.) and Dermit Oleyn and Dermit Okym, canons of Cloyne. Mandate, as below. The pope has learned that the perpetual vicarages of the parish churches of Killchru(m)pyr and Muchrony in the diocese of Cloyne have been so long void that [there is no certain knowledge of the mode of voidance, and that] their collation has by the Lateran statutes lapsed to the apostolic see, although William Ohenassy, who behaves as vicar thereof, has without any canonical title by his own temerity unlawfully detained possession for more than four years but less than five; and the recent petition of Nicholas, abbot of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Fermoy (de Castro dei) in the said diocese contained that the fruits etc. of that monastery are so slight that he cannot be maintained therewith, keep up hospitality and provide for (adsupplere et intendere) the repair of the church, cloister, dorter and refectory of the said monastery, which are threatened with ruin, the said churches being, as the said abbot adds, near the monastery, and the value of the said monastery and vicarages of Kyllchru(m)pir and Muchrony not exceeding 30, 8 and 4 marks sterling respectively. The pope therefore, holding the true and last modes of the voidances of the said vicarages to be expressed by these presents, orders the above three to summon William and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to appropriate and unite the vicarages to the monastery [in perpetuity], so that abbot Nicholas or the abbot for the time being may take possession by his own authority, etc. Pastoralis officii debitum. (L.Dathus. | xxx. Jo. de Tartarinis. P. de Chiarri pro comput(atore). C. de Narnia. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Octobris.) [2 pp. The Rubricella is:—
Unio Colonen.
Mandatur uniri parrochiales ecclesie de Killchru(m)pyr et de Muchrony Colonen. dioc. monasterio beate Marie de Castrodei dicte diocesis.
f. cxxxi.
Theiner has not noticed that both times the first o of Colonen. has been cancelled, making Clonen. and that a contemporary hand has also added in the margin, in very pale ink, the correct form Clonen. He has therefore not made his usual cross here in the margin of the Rubricelle. See below, ff. 166d. and 171d. and 173.]
3 Non. Nov.
(3 Nov.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 134d.)
To the prior of St. John the Evangelist's in the diocese of Ferns. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Peter Canthuel, clerk of the diocese of Ossory, that John Hedyan, archdeacon of Ossory, an open fornicator, has committed simony and alienated a number of goods in which the rents of the said archdeaconry consist) if and after Peter, who is of noble and baronial birth, and is in about his twentieth year, and who from fear of John's power cannot safely meet him within the city or diocese of Ossory, accuses John before the above three, to summon John and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove John, and in that event to collate and assign the archdeaconry, a non-major elective dignity without cure, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, to Peter, if found fit. The pope hereby dispenses him to receive and retain it, notwithstanding his defect of age, etc. Dignum arbitramur. (L.Dathus. | xxx. A. de Urbino. P. de Chiarri pro comput(atore). D. de Piscia. D. de Piscia. (fn. 7) Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Novembris.) [2¾ pp.]
9 Kal. Oct.
(23 Sept.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 151d.)
To the abbot of St. Broganus's, Mothel (de Motalia), and the prior of Caihir, in the diocese of Lismore, and the official of Lismore. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Maurice Ohyffirnayn, clerk, of the diocese of Cashel, that John Fwhit, chancellor of Lismore, is an open and notorious fornicator, has dilapidated immoveable goods of the chancellorship, and has committed perjury) if and after Maurice (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of an abbot and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, in virtue of which he had himself made a clerk) accuses John before the above three, to summon John and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove John, and in that event to collate and assign the chancellorship, which is an office, and to which is annexed the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Clomel in the diocese of Lismore, and which has cure and is non-elective, value with the said annex not exceeding 35 marks sterling, to Maurice, if found fit. The pope hereby dispenses him to receive and retain it, and to resign it simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the said defect, etc. Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xxx. A. de Mucciarellis. P. de Monte pro comput(atore).Ja. de Rizonibus. T. de Castello. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Septembris.) [3 pp.]
3 Kal. Oct.
(30 Sept.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 159.)
To Margaret queen of England. Indult that as long as she abides in places on this side the sea and beyond, (fn. 8) in which olive oil cannot be found even at the dearest price, she may in Lent and on other days on which the eating of milk-meats is forbidden, eat butter and other milk meats along with those who shall eat at her table and three servitors who shall serve at the same table as her food-tasters. (fn. 9) Ut eo sedi apostolice. (L. Dathus. | Gratis de mandato sanctissimi domini nostri pape. Jo. de Tartarinis. N. Bregeon. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Octobris.) [½ p.]
Ibid. To the same. Indult, at her petition (to the effect that, when living in England she, constrained by very many sufferings and tribulations, made divers and almost innumerable vows, impossible of fulfilment by her on account of her weak health, for example many fastings, the observance of which vows very often involves fasting four or five times a week and several pilgrimages to divers places unsafe for her, or rather inaccessible for her without manifest bodily peril, wherefore, as also because she is deprived of her moveable goods, she cannot conveniently fulfil, as is becoming and as she desires, the aforesaid and may other vows taken by her) (fn. 10) to choose a fit secular or regular priest as her confessor who, after having heard her confession, may grant her absolution, once only, for her crimes, excesses and sins and perjuries and transgressions of any vows, and also from all sentences of excommunication etc., even in cases reserved to the apostolic see, except offence against ecclesiastical liberty, violation of interdict imposed by the said see, crimes of heresy, any offence of disobedience or rebellion or conspiracy against the person or estate of the Roman pontiff or the apostolic see, etc., and, in general, in the casesx contained in the usual bull of Holy Thursday, (fn. 11) and in other cases not reserved to the said see absolution as often as opportune, enjoin salutary penance and commute into other works of piety all her vows, past and future, which she is or shall be unable conveniently to observe, except only the vow of Crusade, (fn. 12) and moreover that the said confessor or other of her choice may grant to her, being penitent and having confessed, plenary remission of all her sins, once in life and once in the hour of death, sic tamen quod idem confessor etc.ut in forma confessionalis. (fn. 13) Nulli ergo etc…. Datum
[Sincere devotionis affectus. (L. Dathus. | Gratis de mandato [sanctissimi] domini nostri pape. Jo. de Tartarinis.N. Bregeon. In the margin: Octobris.)] [1⅓ pp.]

3 Paul II.

6 Id. Sept.
(8 Sept.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 162d.)
To the bishop, the archdeacon and the chancellor of Kilfenora (Finaboren.). Mandate, as below. Upon its being set forth to Nicholas V on behalf of the abbot and convent of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary O'Dorney (de Kyrieleison) in the diocese of Ardfert that the late James de Geraldinis, earl of Desmond, and the late Patrick Frytzmores (sic), chief of his sept and certain other laymen, subjugated the said monastery to their jurisdiction and temporal rule as if it were their own patrimony, imposed and exacted from the abbot and convent and the monastery feudal dues, stipends, tallages, commons etc. against ecclesiastical liberty, sent their men and subjects at their own expence to the wars, and afflicted them with other grievances, (fn. 14) thereby incurring sentences etc., the said pope ordered the abbot of Corcomroe (de Petro [sic] fertili) in the diocese of Kilfenora and the dean and chancellor of Kilfenora to summon the said earl and others concerned, and if they found the foregoing to be true, to monish them and their abettors and accomplices to desist therefrom and restore to the abbot and convent what they had taken away from them, or to make a composition with them, under pain of the said sentences etc. The recent petition of the present abbot and convent to the present pope contained that the said earl, perhaps from fear of the said censures, ceased for some years from such rapines and insolences, but that, he being dead, his son Thomas de Geraldinis, earl of Desmond, and Thomas Frytzmores (or Feytzmores), now chief of his sept, (fn. 15) son of the said Patrick and marshal of those parts under the said earl, contemning the said censures and pains, commit not only the aforesaid but many other crimes etc. against the said abbot [and] convent and monastery, etc., the pope hereby orders the above three to summon the said earl and others concerned and do by papal authority what is lawful, and if they find that processes, monitions and citations cannot be safely published to the said earl etc., to publish the same by public edict affixed when necessary in neighbouring places, the which processes etc. shall be binding as if personally served.Romanus pontifex precipuus iusticie conservator. (L. Dathus. | xx. A. de Urbino pro comput(atore). P. de Chiarri. D. de Pisci[a]. B. de Reate. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin:Octobris.) [3 pp. See Cal. Papal Letters, Vol. X, pp. 497–499.]

4 Paul II.

Non. Oct.
(7 Oct.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 166d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's Middleton (de Choro [Sancti] Benedicti) in the diocese of Cloyne (Clonen.), and Dermit Oleyn and Dermit Okym, canons of Cloyne. Mandate (the rectory and perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Letyr in the diocese of Cloyne, which are of the patronage of laymen, and each of which has cure of souls, being, as the pope has learned, void because William Canton the yellow (Flavus) held possession of them, canonically collated to him, for more than a year without being ordained priest and without papal dispensation, and having been void so long that by the Lateran Statutes their collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, although the said William has detained the said vicarage for three other years after the said year, also without being promoted to any holy orders, and although Maurice Roche, clerk, of the said diocese, has unduly detained the said rectory for about eight years without any title; and the recent petition of the abbot and convent of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary Fermoy (de Castro dei) in the said diocese containing that the fruits etc. of their said monastery are so slender that they cannot be becomingly maintained therewith, and cannot conveniently provide for the repair of the cloister and other places of the monastery which, by reason of wars and other misfortunes which in times past afflicted those parts, are in great part threatened with ruin) to summon the said William and Maurice and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, and provided that the said patrons consent, to incorporate and unite in perpetuity the said rectory and vicarage, value not exceeding 8 and 10 marks sterling respectively, to the said monastery, value not exceeding 30, so that the abbot and convent may take possession by their own authority, etc. Pia devotione. (L. Dathus. | xxxv. A. de Urbino pro R(eferendario). P. de Ch[i]arri pro comp[u]t(atore). D. de Piscia. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Octobris.) [2½ pp. The Rubricella is:
Colonien.
Rectoria et perpetua vicaria parrochialis ecclesie de Letyr Colonien.dioc. mandatur uniri monasterio beate Marie de Castro dei Cistercien. ordinis Colonien. dioc.
f. clxvi.
The catchword ‘Colonien.’ in the margin is cancelled (although untouched in the rubricella itself), and ‘Clonen.’ is substituted by the side of it in paler ink, but Theiner has passed on without making his cross. See the next following mandate, and above, f. 131.]
17 Kal. Nov.
(16 Oct.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 171d.)
To the same three. Mandate (the [rectory of the] parish church of Kylluerd in the diocese of Lismore and the vicarage of the same, which are of the patronage of laymen, being, as the pope has learned, void, namely the rectory by the death of William Canton at the apostolic see, and the vicarage so long that of the true and last mode of its voidance there is no certain knowledge, and that by the Lateran Statutes its collation has lapsed to the said see; and the recent petition of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary Fermoy (de Castro dei) in the diocese of Cloyne containing that its fruits etc. are so slender that the abbot cannot provide for its repair and for the maintenance of himself and the convent and for hospitality (fn. 16) ), the pope holding the said true and last mode of voidance to be expressed [by these presents], and the said abbot and convent being, from fear of the power of the bishop of Lismore and others concerned, unable to meet them safely within the city and diocese of Lismore, to summon those concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to appropriate and unite in perpetuity the said rectory and vicarage, value not exceeding 5 marks sterling, to the said monastery, value not exceeding 30, provided that the said patrons consent, so that the abbot and convent may take possession by their own authority etc. Pia consideratione Romanum decet pontificem. (L. Dathus. | xxx. Jo. de Tartarinis. P. de Chiarri pro comput(atore). A. Cor. Britius (?). A. de Urbino. Collat.G. Blondus. In the margin: Octobris.) [3 pp. See the preceding mandate, and above, f. 131.]
1467.
13 Kal. Nov.
(20 Oct.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 173.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's Fermoy (de Castro dei) in the diocese of Cloyne (Clonen.) and Dermit Oleyn and Dermit Okym, canons of Cloyne. Mandate at the recent petition of David Canton, clerk, of the diocese of Cloyne (containing that although the rectories of the parish churches of Cloyndalayn and Killchrompit (recte Killchrompir) and Muchrony, belonging to the monastery of St. Mary, Glasargy, of the order of Tiron, (fn. 17) in the diocese of Ferns, and wont from time immemorial to be granted to farm to secular clerks by the prior of the said monastery, have been held by him for more than ten years at a yearly cess, by grants made to him for five years at a time by the said prior, nevertheless, inasmuch as he has repaired and restored at his own expense the said church of Mucrony, then in ruin, and has brought into better condition that of Cloyndalayn, he fears lest in future he may be molested) to summon the prior and the convent of the said monastery from fear of whose power David cannot safely meet them within the city and diocese of Ferns, and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to grant the said rectories to David, who alleges that he is of the stock of the founder of the said monastery and is of noble birth, for life at the said farm, without prejudice to the said monastery, and to preserve him in possession, provided that he pay the said cess. Humilibus supplicum votis. (L. Dathus. | xxv. A.de Urbino. P. de Chia[r]ri pro comput(atore). D. de Luca.Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Octobris.) [2 pp.See above, f. 131.]

3 Paul II.

5 Kal. Sept.
(28 Aug.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 178.)
To the archdeacon of Whiteherne (Candide casse, sic) and John Crcchton (recte Crechton) and Gilbert de Rerik, canons of Glasgow. Mandate to collate and assign to Master Fergus Magdowel, clerk, of the diocese of Whiteherne, a notary of the pope, who is by both parents of a noble race of barons and has been sent to the pope by James king of Scots as his orator, the parish church de Caueris in the diocese of Glasgow, of the patronage of laymen, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, so long void, by the resignation of the late William Forestar before a notary public and witnesses, that by the Lateran Statutes its collation lapsed to the apostolic see, although the present abbot of the Cistercian monastery of Melros in the said diocese of Glasgow, and a number of his predecessors, and the convent thereof, taking possession by their own authority without a tittle of any right, and without any title, have unduly detained possession for more than forty years but less than forty-seven years since the said lapse; admitting by papal authority the said resignation, if they find that it was lawful and if it has not been already admitted, and summoning and removing the said present abbot and convent. Grata devotionis obsequia. (L.Dathus. | Gratis de mandato [sanctissimi] domini nostri pape.Jo. de Tartarinis. N. de Benzis. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Octobris.) [4 pp.]

4 Paul II.

11 Kal. Nov.
(22 Oct.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 186.)
To the dean of Leighlin and Patrick Obroyn and Malachy Ochogly, canons of the same. Mandate as below. The pope has learned that Patrick Obryn, clerk, of Ferns, desires to enter the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Ferns; and has been informed by the said Patrick that Thomas Odruffyn, abbot of the said monastery, has committed perjury and, being under sentence of excommunication and proclaimed as such, and remaining thereunder for several years, has celebrated masses and other divine offices, thereby incurring irregularity. Seeing that the deprivation and removal of the said abbot from the rule and administration (of which he was despoiled de facto by Donald Omurthy, a canon of the said order, under pretext of certain letters granted to him by Pius II, the execution of which was proceeded to after the death of that pope on the vigil of the Assumption in the year of out Lord 1464, which letters were impetrated by the said Donald more than a year and a half before the said death) are null, the pope hereby orders the above three, if and after Patrick (who alleges that he is illegitimate, being the son of unmarried parents, and that the said Donald has without any canonical title for more than two years but less than three, unduly detained possession of the said monastery, under pretext of the said letters and processes, and that from fear of the power of Thomas and Donald he cannot safely meet them within the city or diocese of Ferns) accuses Thomas before the said three, to summon Thomas and Donald and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive Thomas, and remove both him and Donald, and in that event, and if they find Patrick fit, to receive him and cause him to be received as a canon of the said monastery and receive his regular profession, and thereupon (extunc) to make provision to him of the said monastery, value not exceeding 16 marks sterling, whether it become void by such deprivation and removal, or be void by the death of Patrick Imurthy, or in any other way. The pope hereby grants that he may, in that event, be blessed by any catholic bishop, and dispenses him to be appointed abbot and exercise the rule and administration, notwithstanding the said defect, etc. Apostolice sedis providentia. (L. Dathus. | lx. A. de Urbino pro R(eferendario).P. de Chiarri pro comput(atore). D. de Luca. Collat. G.Blondus. In the margin: Novembris.) [3 pp.]
13 Kal. Dec.
(19 Nov.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 251d.)
To John Spalding, dean of Brechin, M.A. Reservation etc., as below. The pope has this day, upon learning that Richard Wily, archdeacon of Brechin, desired to enter the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Calco alias Kelso, in the diocese of St. Andrews, ordered certain judges [not here expressed] to receive or cause him to be received as a monk thereof and to cause the regular habit to be given to him, and to receive his regular profession, the pope's will being that as soon as he had received the habit and made his profession, or as soon as the year of his probation had elapsed etc., he should resign all his benefices. The perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Dunde and the parish church alias the rectory of Ki[n]nel, in the dioceses of Brechin [and] St. Andrews, which the said Richard was and is holding by papal dispensation, being therefore about to become void, the pope (at the petition of James king of Scots, whose counsellor and confessor and master of whose chapel royal the said John is, alike in the respect of the present matter and also of his promotion to the church of Dunblane, then void), reserves to his own gift the said vicarage and church of Kinnel, the value of each of which does not exceed 30l. sterling, for collation to John, who was lately dispensed by papal authority to receive any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages or dignities etc., and to retain them for seven years if they were parish churches or perpetual vicarages, or for life if they were other incompatible benefices, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased etc., and who holds inter alia the deanery of Brechin, a major elective dignity. The pope hereby dispenses him to receive the said vicarage and church, and retain them together with the said deanery for three years, and to resign all three, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, etc. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Glasgow and Whiteherne and the dean of Reims, to make the collation to John, upon voidance (even if the said vicarage and church be generally reserved because the said Richard was recently collector of the papal Camera in those parts) and to induct John, etc. Hodie cum perpetua vicaria. (L. Dathus. | xxx. xx. Jo. de Tartarinis. P. de Chiarri. D. de Piscia. D.de Piscia. (fn. 18) Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Decembris.) [5 pp. See below, ff. 272 and 287.]

3 Paul II.

3 Non. Sept.
(3 Sept.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 254.)
Appropriation etc. as below. The recent petition of abbot Richard and the convent of the Benedictine monastery of St. Egwin (sancti Eguini), Evesham, immediateley belonging to the Roman church, in the diocese of Worcester, contained that formerly John bishop of Worcester (considering that, inasmuch as the Benedictine monastery of Alcester (de Aluicestria) in the said diocese, founded and endowed by the progenitors of Edward king of England and of the patronage of that king by reason of his duchy of Lancaster, was by the neglect etc. of divers of its abbots etc. so much decayed that the abbot alone remained therein, without a convent, and that its fruits etc. were so much reduced that they were not sufficient for the becoming maintenance of the statutory number of monks and the observance of hospitality etc., the said king had, for the foregoing reasons, given and granted in frankalmoin the patronage and advowson of the said monastery to the said abbot and convent of Evesham, in order that divine worship might be the more honourably performed in the said monastery of Alcester etc.), after deliberating with the chapter of Worcester, and with consent of them and of the archdeacon of Worcester, gave commission in the matter of uniting the said monastery of Alcester to that of Evesham to Henry Pant, clerk, licentiate in decrees, who, after due inquiry and with consent of the said king, united and appropriated Alcester to Evesham, in such wise that the abbot and convent of the latter might on the voidance of Alcester, take possession etc.; and ordained, moreover, that a monk of Eversham, in priest's orders, should be constituted prior or warden in Alcester, and that two other monks of Evesham, also in priest's orders, all three removeable at the pleasure of the abbot and convent of Evesham, should along with the said prior celebrate masses and the canonical hours in Alcester, the three to receive competent maintenance from the said abbot and convent for the keeping of hospitality and exercising other works of piety etc., and to be subject and obedient to the said bishop and his successors, the said bishop and his successors to exercise over them (fn. 19) and the said monastery of Alcester and the churches and places belonging to it from of old the [same] visitation and correction and every respect of jurisdiction as he had hitherto exercised, and the said abbot and convent to pay yearly at Michaelmas to him and his successors, in recognition of superiority, 13s. 4d. and to the prior and chapter of Worcester 6s. 8d., and to the said archdeacon and his successors also 6s. 8d., as is said to be more fully contained in authentic letters or public instruments of the said king, bishop and commissary. At the said petition, adding that they desire the said union and appropriation to be made anew (de novo) by papal authority, the pope hereby appropriates and unites in perpetuity the said monastery of Alcester with its churches etc. to that of Evesham, so that on the resignation or death etc. of the present abbot of Alcester the said abbot and convent may take possession by their own authority etc., and furthermore ordains that there shall be in Alcester a prior and two monks from Evesham, with the provision for subjection to the bishop, yearly payments, etc. as above. Ad fut. rei mem.Pastoralis officii debitum. (L. Dathus. | lxxxx. A. de Mucciarellis. P. de Chyarri. D. de Piscia. Collat. G.Blondus. In the margin: Septembris.) [3½ pp. See Monasticon, IV, p. 180 and Cal. Pat. Rolls, Edward IV, 1461–1467. p. 433.]

4 Paul II.

13 Kal. Dec.
(19 Nov.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 272.)
To Patrick Mason, priest, of the diocese of Brechin, M.A. Reservation etc., as below. The pope has this day, upon learning that Richard Wily, archdeacon of Brechin, desired to enter the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Calco alias Kelso … he should resign all his benefices, as above, f. 251d. A canonry of Ross and the prebend of Kilmitell (fn. 20) therein, which the said Richard was and is holding, being therefore about to become void, the pope, at the petition of James king of Scots, whose chaplain the said Patrick is, reserves to his own gift the said canonry and prebend, value not exceeding 8l. sterling, for collation to Patrick.Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Glasgow and Whiteherene and the dean of Reims, to make the collation upon voidance, and to induct Patrick etc. (fn. 21) Hodie cum canonicatus. (L. Dathus. | xii. xi. [sic]. Jo. de Tartarinis. P. de Chia[r]ri. D. de Piscia. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin:Decembris.) [4½ pp.]

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5 Kal. June.
(28 May.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 274.)
To John Cusing, rector of the parish church called the vicarage of Kelton (fn. 22) in the diocese of Whiteherne (Candide case). Collation and provision to him, a priest, of the parish church called the vicarage of Kelton (fn. 23) in the diocese of Whiteherne, value not exceeding 9l. sterling, void at the apostolic see, and therefore ipso facto reserved to the pope, by the death there of John Wyly. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Castro (Castren.), the archdeacon of Whiteherne and the official of St. Andrews.Hodie dilecto filio Johanni. (L. Dathus. | xii. x. N.Tunguen. N. de Benzis. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin:Ju(nii).) [2½ pp.]

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13 Kal. Dec.
(19 Nov.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 287.)
To Archibald Quihutlaw, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, M.A. Reservation etc., as below. The pope has this day, upon learning that Richard Wily, archdeacon of Brechin, desired to enter the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Calco alias Kelso … he should resign all his benefices as above, f. 251d: A canonry of Moray and the prebend called the succentorship therein, which Richard was and is holding, being therefore about to become void, the pope, at the petition of James king of Scots, whose secretary Archibald is, reserves to his own gift the said canonry and prebend, value not exceeding 30l. sterling, for collation to Archibald. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Glasgow and Whiteherne and the dean of Reims, to make the collation upon voidance, and to induct Archibald etc. (fn. 24) Hodie cum canonicatus. (L. Dathus. | xiii. xi. Jo. de Tartarinis.P. de Chiarri. D. de Piscia D. de Piscia. (fn. 25) Collat. G.Blondus. In the margin: Decembris.) [3¼ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 288d.)
To William Lowre, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, M.A. The like, in respect of the above Richard Wyly's said archdeaconry of Brechin, a non-major, non-elective dignity, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, likewise at the petition of the said king, whose chaplain and latin-master William is. (fn. 26) Litterarum etc.
Concurrent mandate as in the preceding. (fn. 27) Hodie etc. as ibid. (L. Dathus. | xiii…. Decembris.) as ibid. [3½ pp.]

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1466[–7].
Prid. Id. Feb.
(12 Feb.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 309.)
Ordinance etc. fixing the amounts of money to be paid by the various priories of Hospitallers towards the payment of the debts of the convent of Rhodes, in aid of the order, now almost reduced to extermination; amongst the priories and amounts mentioned being the priory of England, which is to pay for five half annates 42,500 scuta, which sum shall be paid in pounds of England at the rate of the money current in England, namely, 20s. for the pound of England, etc. (fn. 28) The methods of payment are laid down, amongst those mentioned being, ‘In England to the receiver of the priory of England,’ (fn. 29) etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Quamvis ex commisso nobis. (L. Dathus. | Gratis de mandato [sanctissimi] domini nostri pape. F. de Maffeis. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [4½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 311.)
To the master and brethren of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem and the convent of Rhodes of the same hospital. Grant of a delay of six years for the payment of their debts, etc. Ad hoc nos celestis pater. (L. Dathus. | Gratis de mandato sanctissimi domini nostri pape. F. de Maffeis. Jo. Baptista.) [3 pp.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the gold lettered black label: ‘Paul. ii.Secret. An. iii. iv. Lib. iv.’ Inside the volume is half, but not the front half, of the original sheepskin binding, with a few unimportant contemporary notes. The bottom edge of the volume has the contemporary description: ‘[Liber] iiii. bullarum domini Pauli pape ii.’ There are 21 pp. of rubricelle, headed: ‘Rubricelle libri quarti bullarum Registri Camere Apostolice pontificatus sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Pauli divina providentia pape ii. anno tertio et partim quarto. Et primo videlicet,' and then comes the first rubricella. They end: ‘Finis Rubricellarum libri quarti bullarum sanctissimi domini nostri domini Pauli pape ii. per me Loisium de Gumierriis Camere Apostolice scriptorem etc.’ There are i.–cccxii. ff. of text.
2 stabilimentis.
3 qui tribus annis in conventu Rhodi vel saltem quinque annis in religione illius habitum gestando non servivissent.
4 Or a [knight] conventual of the said house, cf. the next note but one below. Tenor vero litterarum magistriet fratrum predictorum talis est:Frater Petrus Raymundus Zacosta dei gratia sacre domus hospitalis sancti Johannis Jerosolimitani magister humiliset fratres dicte domus capitulum generale Rome celebrantes, Universis et singulisnotum facimus nos litterasPaulipape iirecepisse huiusmodi sub tenore videlicet PaulusAd fut. rei mem. ProvidaDatum Rome apud sanctum Petrumanno tercio. Religioso in Christo nobis precarissimo fratri Wilhelmo Knollis de regno Scotie dicte domus conventuali (sic, cf. the next note but one below) salutem … the ‘Frater Petrus Raymundus …’ being evidently meant to apply to this second letter also.
5 Here with the spelling ‘Torsechim’ and with the text: qui annis tribus in conventu nostro predicto Rhodi seu saltim annis quinque in occiduis (sic) sub superiorum obedientia habitum nostre religionis non gestaverint et servierint.
6 i.e. the same arrangement as described in the preceding note but one: here with the address Religioso in Christo nobis carissimo fratri Guillelmo Knollis dicte domus conventualis (sic, cf. the preceding note but one) militi ex regno Scotie
7 The first ‘D. de Piscia’ is in the first column, and the second ‘D. de Piscia’ in the second column of the subscriptions below the text of the letter.
8 quandiu in partibus citra et ultramarinispermanseris.
9 una cum hiis qui in mensa tua comedent et tribus servitoribus qui in eadem mensa pro credentia tibi facienda servient.
10 Hinc est quod nos tuis devotis supplicationibus inclinati tibi que ut asseris dum in partibus Anglie permansisti, quamplurimis angustiis et tribulationibus coacta nonnulla et pene innumerabilia vota tibi impossibilia et ad perficiendum importabilia utpote jeiunia plurima propter tue nature et complexionis debilitatem cum contingat vota emissa observando quater vel quinquies qualibet epdomada (sic) frequentius jeiunare peregrinationesque plures ad diversa loca tibi non tuta ymo verius talia quod sine persone tue periculo evidenti illa adire minime potes, et propterea necnon ex co quia (? quod) bonis mobilibus pronunc spoliata existis premissa necnon quamplurima alia vota que emisisti commode prout decet et optas adimplere nequeas
11 et generaliter in casibus contentis in bulla que consuevit in die cene domini per predecessores nostros Romanos pontifices publicari.
12 ac vota quecunque iam per te emissa et imposterum forsan emi[t]tenda que commode observare non potes vel poteris, sancte cruciate voto duntaxat excepto, in alia pietatis opera prout anime tue saluti expedire viderit commutare.
13 i.e. with the usual clauses against abuse of the present indult, etc.
14 quod quondam Jacobus de Geraldinis comes Desmonie et Patritius Frytzmores sue nationis capitaneus tunc in humanis agentes et quidam alii laici monasterium ipsum sub districtu et temporali eorum regimine tanquam proprium eorum patrimonium subjugare, ipsisque abbati et conventui ac monasterio bannagia stipendia tallias distribuciones meiconia sorrythyn turbam domestica(m) famulos equorum et canum ac ipsos canes privata subsidia aliasque etiam damnabiles exactiones contra libertatam ecclesiasticam imponere et ab eis exigere, eorumque homines et subditos propriis sumptibus et expensis ad guerras et lustra transmittere aliisque angariis affligere non formidabant. This text is in some places fuller, and in other places less full, than that printed in Cal. Papal Lett., Vol. X, p. 498, and both texts are more or less corrupt.
15 sue nationis modo capitaneus.
16 fructus redditus et proventus dicti monasterii sint adeo tenues et exiles quod illius abbas pro tempore existens ad dicti monasterii reparationes ac eius et conventus huiusmodi sustentationem necnon ad hospitalitatem quam ipsi observare tenentur minime sufficiant. The construction has become mixed.
17 Tyronen ordinis sancti Benedicti.
18 See below, p. 282 note.
19 Apparently written ‘Jncas,’ i.e. in cas, recte in eos.
20 MS. ‘Kilmitellyn,’ but the ‘yn’ is cancelled.
21 Here with the spelling ‘Kilmytell’ and without mention of Richard's having been collector in Scotland; cf. above, f. 251d.
22 rectori parrochialis ecclesie vicarie nuncupat(e) de Kelton.
23 parrochialis ecclesia vicaria nuncupata de Kelton.
24 Again without mention of Richard's having been collector in Scotland.See above, ff. 251d. and 272 note.
25 The first D. de Piscia is in the first column of subscriptions below the date of the bull, the second D. de Piscia is in the second column.
26 consideratione carissimi in Christo filii nostri Jacobi Scotorum regis illustris nobis pro te dilecto suo capellano ac in gramaticalibus instructore super hoc humiliter su[p]plicantis.
27 Again without mention of Richard's having been collector in Scotland.
28 Prioratus Anglie pro quinque dimidiis annatis solvet scuta quadraginta duo milia quingenta, que summa scutorum solvetur in libris Anglie ad rationem monete currentis in Anglia videlicet viginti solid(orum) pro qualibet libra Anglie, que sunt in termino quinque annorum computando dimidias annatas libr(arum) viim. lxxxiii preter et ultra scut(a) iiiim., que solventur in libris Anglie ducent(is) et viic. cannis panni, quia Anglici non sint obligati solvere scut(a) auri, quorum fit hic ratio duntaxat computorum ipsius thesauri causa pro arreragiis dicti prioratus solvetur tam in panni cannis viic. quam libris Anglie iic . per fratres Johannem Veston et Robertum de Pychuyn summa scutorum iiiim .; prioratus Francie predicto termino quinqu dimidiarum annatarum scut(a) xxxiiim lxxxvii, pro arreragiis scut(a) viim.; prioratus Alvernie
29 In Anglia receptori prioratus Anglie.