Vatican Regesta 528
1468

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'Vatican Regesta 528: 1468', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 12: 1458-1471 (1933), pp. 283-292. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103874 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Vatican Regesta. Vol. DXXVIII. (fn. 1)

Secrete.

4 Paul II.

1468.
7 Kal. April.
(26 March.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 48.)
To John Corned, rector of All Saints, Hollisle, in the diocese of Norwich. Exemplification from the Register of Calixtus III, which shall have the force of the original, of the letters, which have been burned, of that pope:—
Calistus episcopus servus servorum dei dilecto filio Johanni Corned rectori parrochialis ecclesie omnium sanctorum de Hollisle Norwicensis diocesis salutem et apostolicam benedictionem. Nobilitas generis vite ac morum honestas aliaque laudabilia probitatis et virtutum merita super quibus apud nos fidedigno commendaris testimonio nos inducunt ut te specialibus favoribus et gratiis prosequamur.Hinc est quod nos qui dudum inter cetera (substituted in the margin, and subscribed ‘G,’ in place of the ‘alia’ of the text, which is cancelled) voluimus etc.prout est registrata de verbo ad verbum libro ultimo bullarum secretarii (fn. 2) felicis recordationis domini Calisti pape iii. folio xxxiiiio. [i.e. Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXII, f. 34d, in Cal. Papal Lett., Vol. XI, p. 166] usque ibiDatum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno etc. mcccclvii., Quinto Kal. Martii pontificatus nostri anno tertio.’
Provisionis nostre. (L. Dathus. | xiiii. G. de Fuentes.P. de Monte. A. de Mucciarellis. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Martii.) [1 p. See below, f. 107d.]
1467[–8].
6 Kal. Feb.
(27 Jan.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 56d.)
To the abbot of Kilbeggan (de Benedictione dei alias de Kylbegan) and the priors of Baleybogan and Durnach, in the diocese of Meath. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Thomas Ruth alias Magruhert, clerk, of the diocese of Meath, doctor of decrees, contained that after he had been dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest, prior of a hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, and an unmarried woman, (fn. 3) to be promoted to all holy even priest's orders and receive and retain a benefice even with cure, [and] had obtained, collated to him by authority of the ordinary, the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Dru(m)rane in the said diocese, he, inasmuch as a certain layman usurped by force the fruits etc. for more than three years, gave up the rule and exercise of the cure of souls of the parishioners and betook himself to the study of letters; that after the death of the said layman, and without having been promoted to holy orders on account of the said vicarage, he was received as a canon of Cloyne (?), and, the said vicarage having been erected by authority of the ordinary into a prebend thereof for seven years, or until he should obtain another prebend, he took the fruits etc. for more than seven years, as if assigned to his prebend, studying canon and civil law in non-university schools in Ireland, there being no universities there, and teaching others (fn. 4) ; that afterwards, upon John Ossygall alleging that the vicarage belonged to him, and boasting that he intended to contend against Thomas about it, and a number of powerful laymen taking possession of its fruits etc., and threatening him, (fn. 5) so that he dared not go to the place of the said vicarage without personal danger, he gave it up as lost (fn. 6) ; that subsequently, upon the parish church of St. John Baptist, Kylbery, in the said diocese, of the patronage of laymen, becoming void in a certain way, and Edward Plunket the patron presenting Thomas, without his having obtained any other dispensation in the matter, to William bishop of Meath, and that bishop instituting him, he in virtue of the said presentation and institution took possession and detained it for some months but less than a year, taking the fruits to a value of 10d. of English money (fn. 7) ; that afterwards John Stakpoll, also a doctor of decrees, alleging that St. John's belonged to him, brought Thomas before the archbishop of Armagh, the metropolitan, who by an unjust definitive sentence revoked the said presentation and institution, Thomas's appeal from which the present pope has by other letters committed to the above three. The said petition adding that some allege that the said John Stakpoll too has no right in or to the said church of St. John, the pope hereby rehabilitates Thomas on account of the foregoing, orders the above three, if by the event of the suit they find that Stakpoll has no such right, to collate and assign the said church, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, to Thomas. The pope hereby dispenses him to receive together therewith one another benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., and any other benefices, of any number and kind, with and without cure, compatible with one another and with the said two incompatible benefices, even if they be canonries and prebends, dignities etc., and, if such incompatible benefices be parish churches or perpetual vicarages, to retain them for five years only, if they be other incompatible benefices to do so for life, and to resign them all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (L. Dathus. | lx. G. de Fuentes.P. de Monte. A. de Piscia. C. de Narnia. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Februarii.) [4 pp.]
1468.
4 Kal. April.
(29 March.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 107d.)
To John Corned, rector of All Saints, Hollisle, in the diocese of Norwich. Grant, as below. Calixtus III dispensed him to receive and to retain for life together with the said church of All Saints, Hollysle, any other benefices, or if he resigned that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or dignities etc., by letters in which it was expressed that he was by both parents of noble birth. At his recent petition, containing that inasmuch as he is not of noble birth he fears lest the said letters may be held surreptitious, the pope hereby grants that the said dispensation and letters and their consequences shall hold good from the date of these presents as if no mention had been made therein of such nobility. Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xvi. Corradinus. G. Pelle. D. de Piscia. A. de Mu[c]ciarellis.Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Aprilis.) [2 pp. +.See above, f. 48.]
1467[–8].
5 Non. March.
(3 March.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 137d.)
To the abbot of Kilbeggan (de Benedictione dei alias de Kylbeghan) and the priors of Baliboghan and Kylkeny, in the diocese of Meath. Mandate, as below. Nicholas V (upon its being falsely suggested to him by the abbot and convent of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Navan (de Nouano), in the diocese of Meath, that although the said monastery, which was notable and famous, had been originally sufficiently endowed and competently built, nevertheless by reason of wars and fire and other misfortunes its fruits etc. had become so slender that the wonted number of canons could not be maintained and that the abbot could not attend to repairs etc., and that if the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Ardbinchan (recte Ardbrichan) in the said diocese, which is not more than two miles distant from the said monastery, and whose rectory was lately canonically annexed to the monastery, were united and appropriated to the monastery the abbot would be able to keep a larger number [of canons], to the increase of divine worship, and be better able to attend to such repairs, etc.) ordered the abbot of St. Mary's, Trim (de Trabacto), (fn. 8) in the said diocese, his name not being expressed, and Patrick Okynagan, a canon of Armagh, if they found the foregoing to be true, to appropriate and unite the said vicarage to the monastery in perpetuity, so that on the resignation or death etc. of the vicar the abbot might take possession by his own authority etc., as is contained more fully in the letters of the said pope, in which it was expressed that the fruits etc. of the monastery did not exceed 100 marks sterling [Cal. Papal Letters, Vol. X, p. 559]. The recent petition of James Porter, archdeacon of Kenleys in the church of Meath, contained that the said commissaries, proceeding to execution of the said letters, without observing the form thereof and without informing themselves about the foregoing statements, de facto united and appropriated the said vicarage to the monastery, and that the said fruits etc. were even then worth more, although they did not and do not exceed 110 marks sterling, with which the wonted number of canons could be maintained and the abbot attend to the said repairs etc., in spite of which worship and the wonted number of canons is daily diminished, cause is furnished to the abbot and convent for wandering and frequenting taverns, (fn. 9) the buildings tend to fall, the cure of souls of the parishioners of the said church is neglected and is sometimes committed to unfit persons, and its fruits etc. are dilapidated and for the most part converted, not to the uses of the monastery, but to unlawful uses, and the manse (mansus) and glebe of the said church are threatened with ruin, so that in time of rain, snow or hail the priests or clerks who serve the church cannot celebrate divine offices in its chancel. At the said petition, for the rescinding and dissolution of the said appropriation, etc., the pope hereby orders the above three to summon the said abbot and convent and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing statement to be true, to rescind and dissolve the said appropriation, or to decree it to be null, and in that event to collate and assign the said vicarage, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, to the said James, who was lately dispensed by papal authority to receive with the said archdeaconry of Kenlis (which is a non-major dignity, and of which he is in possession, and about which he is litigating in the apostolic palace before a certain auditor, and the value of which and of his other benefices the pope holds to be expressed by these presents), in the event of his winning it, any one other benefice, or if he resigned it any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages or chantries or dignities etc., and to retain them, if parish churches or perpetual vicarages for three years only, if other incompatible benefices to do so for life, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased. The pope's will is that if by reason of the foregoing the abbot and convent or James appeal to the pope or the metropolitan or any other, no one soever may or shall meddle with such appeal, until the appellant in person or by proctor presents himself to the pope and carries back to Ireland (fn. 10) letters from the pope or the apostolic see in the matter of his said appeal thus lodged. Romanus pontifex cum naturam sortiatur humanam nonnunquam variis figmentis fallitur et sepenumero illa etiam ad importunam precum instanciam concedit, que alias veritate comperta concedenda non essent, sicque rebus cognitis illa revocat cassat et a[n]nullat prout in domino conspicit salubriter expedire … (L.Dathus. | l. G. de Fuentes. Jo. de Tartarinis. Collat.G. Blondus In the margin: Mar(tii).) [5 pp.]
1468.
Non. May.
(7 May.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 198.)
To the priors of Killagh (de Belloloco) and Inysfalhytyn (sic) [in the diocese of Ardfert] and the archdeacon of the church of Ardfert. Mandate to collate and assign to Edmund Fitzmoris, rector of the parish church of Kyllury in the diocese of Ardfert, who is, as he alleges, by both parents of a race of earls, and has studied for some time in canon law, the deanery of Ardfert, a major elective dignity with cure, value with its annexes not exceeding 24 marks sterling, void by the deprivation made by John, bishop of Ardfert, of Gerald Fitzmoris for his faults and demerits, and therefore reserved, under the pope's late general reservation of all major cathedral dignities; summoning and removing Thomas Offyn, clerk, of the said diocese, who, as Edmund alleges, has unduly detained possession for about two years but less than three, under pretext of papal letters impetrated surreptitiously and without the truth being mentioned, or by the expression of falsehood, and under pretext of the consequent processes; whether it be void as above, or by the promotion of the said bishop to the church of Ardfert and his consecration, or by the resignation of the said bishop or Gerald, or in any other way: and notwithstanding that Edmund holds the said rectory, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, and that he was lately dispensed to receive and retain for life with the rectory any major or principal dignity in the event of its being collated to him in virtue of papal letters by which provision thereof was ordered to be made to him. (fn. 11) Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xxxiiii. Coradinus. G. Pele. D. de Piscia. B. de Reate. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin:Maii.) [3 pp.]
4 Id. May.
(12 May.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 201d.)
To the prior of St. Augustine's, Inyscronayn, in the diocese of Killaloe (Laonien.). Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Denis Yderayd, a canon of Killaloe, contained that after he had been dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of unmarried parents related in the fourth and fourth degrees of kindred, to be promoted to all even holy orders and receive and retain a benefice even with cure, and afterwards to receive and retain a canonry of Killaloe and the prebend of Dysert therein, provision of which was ordered by the said authority to be made to him, he obtained the said canonry and prebend and subsequently the [perpetual] vicarage of the parish church of Dysert alias Renealferavyn (recte Kenealferavyn) in the diocese of Killaloe, and, after having resigned the said vicarage, and without having obtained any other dispensation in the matter of the said defect, was presented by the lay patrons to the chapter of Killaloe, the see being then void, for the rectory of Dysert Moclatala (recte Moclacala) alias Kenealfarabig in the said diocese (then void because John Ograda, having obtained it by canonical collation, held possession for more than a year without having himself ordained priest and without dispensation), and was instituted by the said chapter; and that he has been in peaceable possession of the said vicarage for a year and of the rectory for about eight years, (fn. 12) taking the fruits thereof. The said presentation and institution being therefore without force, and the vicarage and rectory being still void as above, and the fruits of the said canonry and prebend being, as the said petition added, so slight that Denis cannot be conveniently maintained therewith, the pope hereby orders the above prior to collate and assign the said rectory, with cure and value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, to Denis, and to unite the said vicarage to the said canonry and prebend, value not exceeding 10 and 5 marks sterling respectively, for Denis's lifetime, so that he may thenceforth take possession by his own authority and retain it for his life etc. The pope hereby dispenses him to receive and retain the rectory and the vicarage thus united, notwithstanding the said defect etc., but wills that before the prior proceeds to execute these presents, Denis shall resign the rectory. Apostolice sedis graciosa benignitas. (L. Dathus. | l. Coradinus. G. Pele. D. de Piscia. B. de Maffeis. Collat.G. Blondus. In the margin: Maii.) [5⅓ pp. Opposite ‘Laonen.’ (sic) in the margin of the Rubricelle Theiner has not made his mark.]
1468.
3 Kal. May.
(29 April.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 254.)
To the dean and the precentor of Cork and John Fwyt, a canon of the same. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of David Lecurcy, clerk, of the diocese of Cork, contained that the rectory of the parish church of Killgobayn, of the patronage of laymen and with cure, being void because Donald Oncanty, having obtained it by canonical collation, held peaceable possession for more than a year without having himself ordained priest and without dispensation, and its having been void so long that by the Lateran Statutes its collation had lapsed to the apostolic see, Thomas Geroyd the patron presented the said David, after the said lapse, to the present bishop of Cork [not here named], who by his ordinary authority instituted him, under pretext of which presentation and institution he took possession and has unduly detained it for some time, taking the fruits to the value of 1l. sterling. The said presentation and institution being therefore without force, and the rectory being still void as above, although the said Donald after the lapse of the said year unduly detained possession for several years, as he still does, without having acquired any new title, the pope, hereby rehabilitating David, who is of a race of barons, on account of the foregoing, orders the above three to make provision to him of a canonry of Cork and, summoning the said Donald and others concerned, to collate and assign to him the said rectory, value not exceeding 3l. sterling, and, with consent of those concerned, erect it into a prebend of Cork until he obtain another prebend in that church, Donald and any other detainer being removed. Vite etc. (L.Dathus. | xxx. L. Dathus, taxa mutata. Jo. de Tartarinis.Collat. G. Blondus.) [3¼ pp.]
Non. May.
(7 May.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 255d.)
To John Ruscell, archdeacon of Berkshire (Berkshirie) in the church of Salisbury, doctor of decrees. Indult for twelve years to visit the churches, monasteries and other ecclesiastical places of the said archdeaconry by deputy, and receive the procurations due therefrom in money; with mandate executory hereby to the bishops of Majorca and Salisbury and the official of York. Meruit tue devotionis. (L. Dathus. | S. de Spada. Collat. G. Blondus. (fn. 13) ) [1½ pp.]
9 Kal. June.
(24 May.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 296d.)
To Berardus, cardinal priest of St. Sabina's. Mandate, as below. Pius II made provision of the Augustinian monastery of Inchaffray (Insula missarum) in the diocese of Dunblane (Du(m)blanen., corrected from Dublinen.), on its voidance by the death of abbot Nicholas, during whose life it had been specially reserved by the said pope, to William Hadington, a canon of the same monastery. Afterwards, upon a cause arising between the said William and George Murref, [now] abbot (the latter alleging that he was elected by the convent, that the election was confirmed by authority of the ordinary, that provision was subsequently ordered to be made to him by papal authority, and that William had unjustly opposed the said election confirmation and mandate, and had hindered and was hindering them from taking effect) and, upon the cause lawfully devolving to the Roman court by George's appeal, the said pope Pius committed it, at George's instance, to Master Anthony de Grassis, now as then a papal chaplain and auditor. After the said auditor had proceeded to a number of acts short of a conclusion, the present pope (upon being informed by George that William, before his said provision, had de facto by secular power and favour taken possession of the rule and administration, without any title or any title of right, and had intruded himself, and thereafter, still continuing his intrusion, had, by certain simoniacal and unlawful means and by violently compelling certain of the canons, got himself elected abbot) gave a commission to the above cardinal to resume (fn. 14) the cause and hear it further, make an inquiry and report viva voce to the pope. Subsequently, when it was clear to the pope from the cardinal's report, made after the cause had been long ventilated before him, that many of the said statements were true, and that George had not full right in and to the rule and administration, the pope by certain letters declared the provision of William to the monastery to be null and void and removed him therefrom, and afterwards by other letters made provision to George, and appointed him abbot etc. At George's recent petition, containing that William, with a number of his accomplices and followers, has continued the said intrusion and detention, notwithstanding the foregoing, and still detains possession of the monastery, the pope hereby orders the above cardinal to admonish William and his said accomplices, etc., and order them under pain of excommunication etc. to desist within a certain term from the said intrusion etc., and to give up to George without delay possession of the rule and administration, etc., induct George and remove William, etc., aggravating and reaggravating the processes as often as expedient, and invoking the aid of the secular arm, etc. Justis et honestis. (L. Dathus. | xxx. Corradinus. G. Pell. Jo. de Buccab llis. Colla. G. Blondus. In the margin Junii.) [3 pp. The Rubricella is:—
Dublinen. Georgius Murreff abbas Insul fo. cclxxxxvi. [sic] missarum.
The words ‘abbas Insule missarum’ are cancelled, and over them is substituted in a different hand ‘de monasterio.’ See Cal. Papal Letters. XI, p. 502.]
9 Kal. June.
(24 May.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 298.)
To the bishop of Orte, the abbot of St. Mary of Inysgad and the prior of the secular and collegiate church of Inystayth, in the diocese of Killaloe (Laonien.). Mandate, as below. The deanery of Cloyne (Clonen.), a major dignity, having become void by the death of dean Heoth, whose Christian name the pope wills to be expressed by these presents, (fn. 15) and being therefore ipso facto reserved to the pope, in virtue of his late reservation of all major cathedral dignities; and the recent petition of Donatus Mecrayh, rector of the united parish churches of Ogormayk in the diocese of Killaloe, containing that if the rectory of the said united churches (the cure of which rectory is wont to be served by perpetual vicars, and the fruits etc. of which do not exceed 12 marks sterling in value) and the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Kyllufyn in the same diocese (the fruits etc. of which do not exceed 3 marks sterling in value), from whose fruits etc. two persons cannot be conveniently maintained, and which rectory and vicarage the said Donatus is holding together by papal dispensation, were united for his life and reckoned as a single incompatible benefices, he would be greatly benefited, (fn. 16) the pope hereby orders the above three to collate and assign to Donatus (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of an abbot of the order of St. Augustine of noble birth and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all even holy orders and receive any compatible benefices of any number and kind, with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends, dignities etc., even if two of them had cure or were otherwise incompatible, and were even parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or major or principal dign ties etc., and to retain even such incompatible benefices for life, and resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased) the said deanery, elective and with cure, and value not exceeding 16 marks sterling, and moreover, after summoning those concerned, to unite for Donatus's life only the said rectory and vicarage; so that he may take possession of them by his own authority, and retain them for life as a single incompatible benefice, even together with the said deanery if he obtain it, etc.Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | l. Coradinus. G. Pele. D. de Piscia. D. de Piscia. (fn. 17) Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin:Junii.) [6 pp.]
1467[–8].
4 Id. March.
(12 March.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 313d.)
To the prior of Inysfalen in the diocese of Ardfert. Mandate (the pope having been informed by John Clifard, priest, of the diocese of Ardfert, that Dermit Olongsygh, perpetual vicar of the parish church of Kyllerydayn in the said diocese, an open fornicator, has dilapidated and converted to evil uses the moveable goods of the said church, has by negligence let one of his parishioners die without the administration of the sacrament of Eucharist, although requested by that parishioner, and neglects masses, the canonical hours and other divine offices) if and after John, who alleges that Dermit has, moreover, not learning enough to exercise the cure of souls of the parishioners, accuses Dermit before the above prior, to summon Dermit and others concerned, and if he find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove Dermit, and in that event to collate and assign the vicarage, value not exceeding 6 marks sterling, to John, if found fit. Dignum arbitramur. (L. Dathus. | xx. Coradinus. Jo. de Tartarinis. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Aprilis.) [2½ pp. Theiner's cross is in the margin of the Rubricelle, and he has also written his ‘etc.’ in the margin of the text itself, in ink, but the bull does not appear in his Monumenta.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the modern gold-lettered description: ‘Paul. ii. Secret. An. iii. iv. Lib. v.’ Inside the volume is half of the original sheepskin binding, but perhaps not the front half, although it has in small writing the contemporary description: ‘5 (?) bullarum Pauli pape ii.’ The rubricelle, which fill 14 pp., are headed: ‘Rubricelle libri quinti bullarum sanctissimi domini nostri domini Pauli pape ii, facte per me Baptistam de Zucheta clericum Novarien. in Registro Camere Apostolice scribam’; and end: ‘Finis Rubricellarum huius libri. Finis.’ A contemporary description occurs also, as usual, on the bottom edge of the volume, viz. ‘V bullarum domini Pauli pape ii.’ There are i.–cccxxxiiii. ff. of text.
2 secretarii’ is added in the margin without subscription.
3 super defectu natalium quem patitur de presbytero priore hospitalis sancti Johannis Jerosolomitani genitus et soluta.
4 in scolis particularibus in partibus Hibernie ubi generali studia non vigent iuri canonico et civili operam dando et alios informando.
5 qui eidem Thome minas terrores et metum qui in constantem cadere poterant inferebant, i.e. the usual mediaeval phrase.
6 dictus Thomas vicariam ipsam pro derelicta habuit.
7 usque ad volorem decem denariorum monete anglicane.
8 not clearly written: cf. de Trabata in Cal. Papal Lett., Vol. X, p. 559.
9 materia vagandi et tabernas frequentandi eisdem abbati et conventui tribuitur.
10 ad partes.
11 An unusually clear example of the way in which the ground was canonically prepared beforehand.
12 necnon vicariam per unum, et similiter de facto rectoriam autem, huiusmodi per octo annos vel circa pacifice possedit prout po[s]sidet de presenti.
13 The tax is omitted, as well as the usual name of the month in the margin.
14 reassumeres,? recte resumeres.
15 et quem quondam decanus Heoth, cuius proprium nomen presentibus (this word is added in the margin and subscribed G. [Blondus]) haberi volumus pro expresso dum viveret obtinebat … This ‘proprium nomen’ clause is usual when the whole name is omitted, but a case like the present, where part of the name is expressed, and the rest covered by the safe-guarding clause, is exceptional.
16 i.e. it would be easier for him to attain his real object, namely the deanery.
17 The first ‘D. de Piscia’ is in the first column of the subscriptions at the end of the bull, and the second ‘D. de Piscia’ is in the second column.