Vatican Regesta 532
1469

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'Vatican Regesta 532: 1469', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 12: 1458-1471 (1933), pp. 316-331. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103878 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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5 Paul II.

1469.
3 Id. April.
(11 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 16d.)
To Donald Ochoncur, Dermit Oflanagan and Patrick Oscyngyn, canons of Elphin. Mandate, as below. The pope has been informed by Magonius Ochactagan, clerk, of the diocese of Elphin that, upon the voidance of the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Killcurchayd in the said diocese, and its having been void so long that by the Lateran statutes its collation had lapsed to the apostolic see (although a certain Cornelius Ohehactagan, who behaved as vicar of the said church, had unduly detained possession for several years under pretext of a collation made to him by the ordinary after the said lapse, and was still unduly detaining possession), he ordered Charles Ochoncur, prior of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary's, Roscoman, in the diocese of Elphin, and Dermit Maconcagy and Charles Magorehacthi, canons of Elphin, to summon the said Cornelius and others concerned, and to collate and assign the said vicarage, whether void as above or in any other way, to William Offlannagan, clerk, of the said diocese; that the said prior Charles Ochoncur, at William's instance, caused Cornelius to be summoned before him, and proceeded short of a conclusion; that the said William promised to pay the said judge Charles a sum of money in order that he should give sentence in William's favour, and that the said Charles, proceeding, gave a definitive sentence in William's favour, by which he adjudged the vicarage to him and made him collation and provision, which sentence became a res judicata; and that under pretext of the said collation and provision William obtained peaceable possession of the vicarage, and is still in possession, paying in due course the said money, and thereby incurring simony and the sentences etc. therefor. The said collation and provision being therefore without force, the pope hereby orders the above three, if and after Magonius accuses William before them, to summon William and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to decree the said collation and provision to be without force, and in that event to collate and assign the vicarage, value not exceeding 3 marks sterling, to Magonius. Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xviii. M. de Sole.A. de Vulterris pro comput(atore). D. de Piscia. P. de Monte.Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Maii.) [3¼ pp. Theiner's cross is in the margin of the Rubricelle, although not in the margin of the text. His ‘etc.’ is there, however, but the bull is not in his Monumenta.]
15 Kal. May.
(17 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 22d.)
To the bishop and the chancellor of Lismore and Patrick Purcell, a canon of Ossory. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of John Hedyan, archdeacon of the churches of Cashel and Ossory, contained that although he, as nuncio and collector of the papal Camera in Ireland, has borne great labours etc. for the benefit of the said Camera, nevertheless Peter Cantwell, clerk, of the diocese of Ossory, by means of alleged papal letters of deprivation fraudulently obtained in regard to the archdeaconry of Ossory, without any mention of the office of collector nor of the papal privileges, immunities etc. granted to collectors, got a commission given to the prior of St. John the Evangelist, Iniscorty, in the diocese of Ferns, which letters have been for about a year and a half, as they are this day, stayed by the officials of the said Camera in John's absence, on the ground that they had been obtained surreptitiously because no mention was made of the office of collector [and] the privileges and exceptions thereof, [and] especially through the allegation that the said archdeaconry was without cure, whereas it has cure. The said petition added that the same Peter, under pretext of other letters of the present pope, in part dissimilar and suspect and, as is believed, fraudulently made, or rather forged, of which a copy is not to be found in the pope's registers, (fn. 2) brought the said John before Nimeas Obrine, prior of the said monastery, and that the said John protested before the said judge delegate and Peter etc. that in the said letters no mention was made of his office of collector and its privileges and exemptions, and inhibited them from further proceedings, and that after the said inhibition, protestation etc., the said Nimeas nevertheless, in contempt of the office of a collector and of the Roman church, delivered an unjust sentence of deprivation against John in the matter of the said archdeaconry of Ossory, and in favour of Peter, etc., from which sentence etc., John has appealed to the apostolic see, and has set out for the Roman court. At John's said petition, praying the pope to revoke and annul all the papal letters obtained in the matter of the said archdeaconry of Ossory, in which no express mention was made of the said office, privileges and exemptions, and their consequences, and to order them to be deleted and cancelled from the registers of petitions and bulls, (fn. 3) and to order the said judge Nemeas and Peter etc. and other abettors to be condemned in the costs and losses suffered by John, under pain of censures etc., even of deprivation and disability, and order them to be avoided by others until satisfaction has been made to him for such costs etc., the pope hereby orders the above three to summon the said judge Nemeas and Peter and their adherents etc., and do what is lawful, causing their decision to be observed by the said censures etc., without appeal. Ex injuncto nobis. (Marcellus. (fn. 4) | xiiii. M. de Sole. T.Ricardi (?) pro comput(atore). B. Lunensis. Collat. G.Blondus. In the margin: Junii.) [2⅓ pp.]
Prid. Id. May.
(14 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 39d.)
To William Cameron, licentiate in decrees. Collation etc., as below. The priorship of the Augustinian church of St. Andrews, a major dignity, having become void by the resignation to the present sub-prior and chapter of the late David Ramsay, made during an illness of which he died less than twenty days afterwards, and having become ipso facto reserved to the pope in virtue of his general reservation of all major dignities in cathedral churches, the said chapter, perhaps in ignorance of the said reservation, elected the said William, openly professed of the said order and of lawful age, who, consenting thereto, obtained from Patrick bishop of St. Andrews, in virtue of a papal indult granted to that bishop, as he alleged, confirmation of the said election and the making of provision to him. (fn. 5) The said election, confirmation and provision being therefore without force, and the priorship still void by the death of the said David, the pope hereby makes to the said William collation and provision thereof, elective and with cure, and value not exceeding 1,080l. (fn. 6) sterling. Religionis zelus, litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Dunkeld and the abbots of Scone and Lindores (de Scona et Lundoris) in the diocese of St. Andrews. Hodie dilecto filio Wilhelmo. (L.Dathus. | xxx. xvi. M. de Sole. A. Ingheramus. Jo. de Tartarinis. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Junii, tax(a) [mense] Maii mutat(a).) [3½ pp. See below, p. 328.]
Ibid.
(f. 51d.)
To the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. Mandate to absolve from excommunication incurred, enjoining a salutary penance, Peter Warburton layman and Helen (Elena) Seuage of his diocese, who formerly, not ignorant that they were related in the third and third degrees of kindred, contracted marriage per verba legitime de presenti. In the event of the bishop's so absolving them, the pope hereby dispenses them to remain in the said marriage, (fn. 7) notwithstanding the said impediment and that arising from the fact that the said Peter committed fornication with a certain Agnes Newton of the same diocese, related to Helen in the fourth degree of kindred, and decrees legitimate the offspring born and that to be born of the said marriage. Oblate nobis. (L.Dathus. | xxv. Adriano [sic]. B. de Maffeis. D. de Piscia.Jo. de Veneriis. Collat. G. Blondus.) In the margin:Julii.) [1 p. +.]
1468.
10 Kal. Dec.
(22 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 131.)
To the bishop of Treviso (Teruisin), the subdean of Glasgow and the official of St. Andrews. Mandate (at the recent petition of Andrew Haye, clerk, of the diocese of Glasgow, containing that on the voidance of the rectory of the parish church of Bigar in the said diocese, which is every other turn of the patronage of laymen, (fn. 8) by the death of John Arois (or Arous), David Haye, lord of the place of Lochquhorwart in the diocese of St. Andrews, the lay patron for that turn, presented the said Andrew within the lawful time to Andrew bishop of Glasgow, who without reasonable cause has refused to institute him), the said rectory being still void as above, to collate and assign it, with cure and value not exceeding 18l. sterling, to the said Andrew, who is by both parents of noble birth. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xx. Adrianus. B. de Maffeis. D. de Piscia.A. de Mucciarellis. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin:Julii.) [2¼ pp.]
1469.
6 Non. May.
(2 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 133d.)
To the dean, the archdeacon and the precentor of Kilmacduagh (Duacen.) Mandate (the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Vctnama (fn. 9) in the diocese of Kilfenora (Finaboren.) having become void by the death of John Macgiruastir, and having been void so long that by the Lateran statutes its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, although Thomas Ocumin, clerk, of the said diocese, has by his own temerity and without any title or tittle of right unduly detained possession for about four years) to collate and assign it, value not exceeding 6 marks sterling, to Maurice Macgiruastir, clerk, of the same diocese, who, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of an unmarried man and a married woman, was made a clerk by authority of the ordinary, after which he was dispensed by papal authority to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, and who, on account of the inordinate favours which Thomas has in the city or diocese of Kilfenora, has no hope of obtaining justice, the said Thomas being summoned and removed. Vite etc. (L.Dathus. | x. M. de Sole. P. Bertrandi. D. de Piscia.S. de Mlyny. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Junii.) [2⅓ pp.]

3 Paul II.

1467.
5 Id. June.
(9 June.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 136d.)
To Christopher Burgh, perpetual chaplain of the chantry of SS. Agatha, Lucy, and Scolastica, situate in the church of York. Confirmation, at his recent petition (containing that the said chantry, whose annual value does not exceed 12 marks sterling, is not a dignity nor a personatus in the said church, and has not cure of souls) of the collation made to him thereof by authority of the ordinary, and its consequences; with dispensation for him, who is a persona of the said church, and has held the said chantry, with its possessions, [house] and chamber, for several years, and has in many ways improved it, to receive and retain for life therewith any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., in another cathedral church etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases; with statute and ordinance that in future the said chantry, with its house and chamber and possessions, may and shall be held (even by a priest, if he be of illegitimate birth, provided that he have sufficient dispensation, and that he be not the son of the said Christopher, nor of the provost of the said college [sic]) together with any other incompatible benefice. (fn. 10) Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | lx. Jo. de Buccabellis. Collat. G. Blondus.) [2¼ pp. See below, f. 151.]

5 Paul II.

1469.
13 Kal. July.
(19 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 145.)
To the dean and the precentor of Limerick and Dermit Macmachona, a canon of the same. Mandate, at the recent petition of Dermit Ymanynayn, priest, of the diocese of Emly (containing that Eugenius, prior of the Augustinian priory of St. Mary, Cahir, in the diocese of Lismore, has granted on a long lease (firmam) the fruits etc., wont to be granted on a yearly lease to secular clerks, of the rectory of the parish church of Fedimur in the diocese of Limerick, which rectory is canonically united to the said priory; that the said grant is to the great loss of the prior and convent, because the said laymen have little regard for the possessions and rights of the rectory and only seek after the getting of the said fruits etc., and neglect to pay when due those fruits etc. which ought to be converted to the benefit of the convent; and alleging that he intends, if the said possessions and rights be granted to him to farm for life, to cause them to be well cared for (bene coli facere) and to conserve them, and to pay larger yearly cesses to the prior and convent) to summon the said prior and convent and laymen and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to remove the said laymen, and to grant the said fruits etc. to farm to Dermit for life, under a larger yearly cess. Justis et honestis. (L.Dathus. | x. Adrianus. B. de Maffeis. D. de Piscia. N.de Pi[c]colominibus. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin:Julii.) [1½ pp.]
6 Non. May.
(2 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 148.)
To the bishops of Glasgow and Aberdeen and the abbot of Melros in the diocese of Glasgow. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of prior John Hom and the convent of the Benedictine priory of Coldyngham in the diocese of St. Andrews contained that they have been wont to be visited by the bishops of St. Andrews; that between the bishop and the prior for the time being and the convent an agreement was made in regard to procurations on account of such visitation, about caritative subsidy and the rest of the episcopal rights due from the prior and convent to the bishops, in consequence of which agreement the prior and convent assigned to the bishop a certain church belonging to them, and that they have therefore not been wont from time immemorial to pay such procurations or subsidy, nor are bound to do so; but that Patrick [the present] bishop, untruly alleging that they were bound to pay him a certain sum of money arising from the said causes, suddenly monished and ordered the said prior to pay such sum within a certain time under pain of excommunication, wherefore John has appealed to the apostolic see, but the said bishop, in contempt of the appeal, of which he was not ignorant, and the time for prosecuting which had not lapsed, declaring that John had by his disobedience incurred the said sentence, has ordered him to be publicly proclaimed excommunicate. At the petition, therefore, of the said John and convent to order him to be conditionally (ad cautelam) absolved from the said sentence, and to commit the causes of the appeal and of the principal matter to some upright men in those parts, etc., the pope hereby orders the above three to summon the said bishop and others concerned, absolve John ad cautelam, hear both sides, taking cognisance also of the principal matter, and decide what is just, without appeal, causing their decision to be observed, by the said bishop by the pope's authority, and by others by ecclesiastical censure. Humilibus supplicum votis. (L. Dathus. | xvi. M. de Sole. P. Bertrandi.D. de Piscia. A. de Mucciarellis. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Junii.) [1¾ pp.]

3 Paul II.

1467.
5 Kal. Aug.
(28 July.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 151.)
Confirmation etc., as below. The recent petition of Christopher Burgh, provost, and the fellows of the newly erected college of St. William within the close of the church of York, contained that formerly Edward king of England, in order that ecclesiastical persons who have not houses of their own shall not seek lodgings with seculars, approved that George bishop of Exeter should, in accordance with the will of Richard Nevil earl of Warwick and his heirs, erect found and establish within the close of the said church in some messuage or street, in accordance with the will of the said bishop and earl or their heirs a perpetual college of certain persone, priest-chaplains, holding chantries or chaplaincies in the said church, and their successors, in honour of St. William sometime archbishop of York, to wit, a college of the provost of the said persone and their successors, and of the rest of the said persone and their successors, whom he [the said king] willed to be called fellows of the college (fn. 11) ; that the said bishop George, in accordance with the said will, and with the counsel of the said earl Richard, has erected and founded within the said close a perpetual college, in honour of the said St. William, of a provost of the said persons holding chantries in the said church, and of their successors, (fn. 12) who shall be called fellows of the said college; that he has also willed and ordained that such college shall be called in perpetuity ‘The college of St. William of York,’ to which he has appointed as provost for life the said Christopher Burgh; that he has willed that at each voidance the fellows shall within the next six days elect as provost another of the fellows and none other, and that the elect shall forthwith be instituted and ordained provost by papal authority and be so deemed and held for life, and that if at any voidance they cannot agree within six days, the bishop of Exeter shall, with consent of the said earl or his successors, nominate one of the fellows as provost, etc.; that he has ordained that the said provost Christopher and his successors shall supervise and dispose of all the goods of the said college for the benefit of it and the fellows, etc., that the provost shall have precedence over all other fellows, within and without the college, even in divine offices; that he has willed moreover and granted that the said provost and fellows or persone shall be and remain one body corporate in perpetuity, and have a common seal, and summon and be summoned and impleaded under the name of ‘The provost and fellows of the college of St. William of York,’ (fn. 13) and that the said provost Christopher Burgh may choose and have for himself and his successors the principal chamber, and that the provost for the time being may assign chambers to other persone and fellows, especially for those who inhabit the college and have their commons therein (fn. 14) ; and that he has also ordained that the provost now being and his successors in perpetuity may, along with three other fellows of the college, resident and elected for the purpose, make statutes etc. and annul them etc., and that no one of the said persone holding chantries in the cathedral church, or their successors, shall enter the said college to dwell therein unless he have first been admitted by the provost as a fellow; as is said to be contained in a certain public instrument, the tenour of which the pope holds to be expressed by these presents. At the said petition, the pope hereby confirms and approves etc. the said will, ordinance, erection and foundation, and all the contents of the said instrument concerning them. Ad perp. rei mem.His que pro divini cultus. (L. Dathus. | lx. Jo. de Buccabellis. Collat. G. Blondus. The usual name of the month does not occur in the left margin at the end, but in the right margin is: R(egistra)ta gratis.) [3 pp. See above, f. 136d.See also the royal licence, dated 11 May, 1461, for George bishop of Exeter and Richard Nevyll earl of Warwick to found the college, in Cal. Pat. Rolls, Edward IV, 1461–1467, p. 47, partly printed in Monasticon, Vol. VI, pp. 1184–1185.See also ibid. pp. 1183–1184 from Pat. 33 Hen. VI, p. [1], m. 1 (in Cal. Pat. Rolls, Henry VI, 1452–1461, p. 218), and see also Cal. Pat. Rolls, Edward IV, Vol. cit. p. 383.]

2 Paul II.

1466.
3 Non. Sept.
(3 Sept.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 160d.)
To John Edwardi, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, M.A. Reservation and assignment to him, who is a priest (George de Ledalle, canon of Dumber in the diocese of St. Andrews, having this day given his consent to the pope that, on account of the above John's services to him, the below-written yearly pension may be reserved and assigned to John upon the fruits etc. of George's canonry of the said church and the prebend of Petkox therein and of his parish church of St. Mary de la Foreste in the diocese of Glasgow, and of any of his future benefices) of a yearly pension of 20 marks of the usual money of the realm of Scotland, which do not exceed, as John alleges, 6½l. sterling, upon the fruits etc. of the said canonry and prebend and parish church, the yearly value of which benefices does not exceed 50l. sterling, (fn. 15) and of such other benefices, to be paid by the said George only, to John or his proctor, at Edynburgh, half at Christmas and half on the Nativity of St. John Baptist, until by George's efforts provision has been made to John of a canonry of Dumber and the prebend of Petkox therein, or of another equivalent benefice; with penalties for nonpayment etc. Litterarum scientia, vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Glasgow, the archdeacon of Calahorra (Calagurritan.) and John Ottirburin, a canon of Glasgow. Hodie dilecto filio Johanni. (L.Dathus. | xiii. xi. Baudetus. D. de Piscia. A. de Mucciarellis. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Novembris.) [3¼ pp.]

5 Paul II.

1469.
10 Kal. May.
(22 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 166.)
To the bishops of Elphin and Leighlin and the chancellor of Lismore. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Richard Hedyan, prior of the priory or house or hospital of St. John Baptist without the New Gate of Dublin, of the order of Cruciferi, immediately subject to the Roman church, contained that after a dispute had arisen between him and William Talbot, a brother of the said Order, about the said priory, which is exempt from all jurisdiction of the ordinary, and which each of them claimed, and after the suit had, in virtue of papal letters, been long agitated in those parts before divers judges, and after Richard had won two sentences, to a like effect, and William had won one sentence, which however was null, they at length, with consent of the convent, agreed that Richard should receive and levy the fruits etc. of all the prior's benefices and goods etc. in the province and dioceses of Cashel and Leighlin (fn. 16) for a period of seven years, renewable every seven years, and should hold and possess the said goods and benefices etc., and should pay to the convent therefor a certain yearly pension. The pope therefore, holding as expressed by these presents the values of the said goods and benefices, about which, they being much diminished by wars etc., Richard alleges that he has no exact information, orders the above three, if they find the said agreement etc. lawful, to approve and confirm it, etc., and to decree null and void whatsoever may have been done against it after Richard set out on his journey to the Roman court, etc. Ut ea per concordiam. (L. Dathus. | xx. Adrianus. B. de Maffeis. D. de Piscia.A. Oriens. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Augusti.) [4 pp.]
14 Kal. Aug.
(19 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 206d.)
To the bishop of Orte, the precentor of Ross and Denis Oceniuyn, a canon of the same church. Mandate, at the recent petition of Lactinus Ocormyk, perpetual vicar of the parish church of Fanlobuys (fn. 17) in the diocese of Cork (containing that on the voidance, by the death of Macrobius Ohederscoll, of a canonry of Cork and the prebend of Drundaliag therein, he, in virtue of letters of Pius II, accepted them within the lawful time and got provision made to him, and in virtue of such acceptance and provision obtained possession; but adding that he now doubts whether they hold good) to collate and assign to the said Lactinus, who has studied for several years in canon law in the university of Oxford, and was lately dispensed, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, the said canonry and prebend, which prebend is said by some to be sacerdotal, value not exceeding 12 marks sterling; notwithstanding that he holds the said vicarage, value [likewise] not exceeding 12 marks sterling, which he is hereby dispensed to retain along with the canonry and prebend, notwithstanding the said defect, etc. Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xxiiii. Adrianus. M. de Sola (recte Sole). B. de Ma[f]feis. D. de Piscia. L. de Banchis. Collat.G. Blondus. In the margin: Augusti.) [3 pp. See Cal.Papal Lett., XI, pp. 265 and 392.]
1468[–9].
Kal. Jan.
(1 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 225.)
To Master James Goldwell, archdeacon of Essex in the church of London, a notary of the pope. Indult, as below. Nicholas V dispensed him to receive and retain for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, and Calixtus III to receive and retain therewith any third benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if they were dignities etc., even major or principal dignities, or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, and such dignities etc. were elective, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, in virtue of which, as his recent petition contained, he has held the deanery of Salisbury, a major elective dignity, and the archdeaconry of Essex, a non-major dignity, both with cure, and the parish church of Great Carth in the diocese of Canterbury, on their successively becoming void, and at present holds them together. The pope therefore, holding as duly expressed by these presents the values of the said and any other his benefices held and expected etc., and notwithstanding his late constitution (that if any commende, temporary or for life, should be granted by the pope of benefices incompatible with benefices held even by persons dispensed to hold incompatible benefices, the benefices thus granted in commendam should count as incompatible benefices, and the number of incompatible benefices be reckoned to be the same as before such commende were made (fn. 18) ), and notwithstanding any other papal constitutions and those of the legates Otto and Ottobon, etc., grants indult to him, who is a counsellor of Edward king of England and his proctor-general in the Roman court, that he may retain the said deanery along with the said archdeaconry and parish church and his other benefices present and future, in such wise that it shall not count as one of his incompatible benefices, but that the said dispensations shall remain in force, and that, if provision be made to him of a cathedral or a metropolitan church, he may retain in commendam therewith for life the said deanery (which the pope hereby decrees shall not become void by such provision and the consecration to be administered to him or by the lapse of the canonical time for consecration) together with such cathedral or metropolitan church, or with that to which he shall be translated, and that he may dispose of the fruits etc. of the deanery, as he has hitherto, and as the true deans of Salisbury have been able to do and ought to have done. (fn. 19) Grata devotionis obsequia. (L. Dathus. | l. Adrianus. B. de Maffeis. N. de Albizis. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Augusti.) [3¾ pp. The dispensation by Nicholas V does not occur in that pope's Registers in Vol. X of the present Calendar. For that of Calixtus III, see Vol. XI, pp. 90 and 142.]
1469.
Kal. Aug.
(1 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 234d.)
To the chancellor and the treasurer of Cork and Edmund Mawndwyll, a canon of the same. Mandate (the pope having been informed by David Miagh, (fn. 20) archdeacon of Cork, that Nicholas Nuten', rector of the parish church of Inchemaknell in the diocese of Cork, promised Cardiffe, a layman, (fn. 21) the patron of the said church, that if Cardiffe presented him thereto, then void by the death of Thomas Tirri, he would give him a certain sum of money, thereby incurring simony and the sentences of excommunication etc. therefor, and that, after the said bargain and part payment, the said Cardiffe presented him to Jordan bishop of Cork who, perhaps in ignorance of the bargain, instituted him, under pretext of which presentation and institution he took possession and has by his own temerity and without any title unduly detained possession for about nine years) if and after David (who was lately dispensed by papal authority to receive and retain for life together with the said archdeaconry, which is a non-major dignity with cure, and which he was then as he is now holding, any two benefices or without it any three benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if they were dignities etc. or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages etc., and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, provided that he did not hold more than two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages; and the value of whose benefices, including the said archdeaconry, the pope holds to be expressed by these presents) accuses Nicholas before the above three, to summon Nicholas and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to decree the said presentation and institution, and their consequences, to have been and to be null and void, and remove Nicholas, and in that event to collate and assign the said church, value not exceeding 15 marks sterling, to David. Vite etc. (L.Dathus. | xxxii. Adrianus. B. de Maffeis. D.de Piscia.F. de Valleoleti. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin:Augusti.) [6 pp. See Cal. Papal Letters, XI, pp. 394, 395.]
1468[–9].
Prid. Non. Feb.
(4 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 245d.)
To the bishop of Elphin. Mandate to grant in commendam for life to William Bremecheam, archdeacon of Tuam (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all even holy orders and receive and retain the said archdeaconry, which is a nonmajor, non-elective dignity with cure, and provision of which was then ordered to be made to him, and also to receive and retain the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Anathayd in the diocese of Tuam, which was ordered to be united to the same archdeaconry for William's lifetime and as long as he should hold the archdeaconry; and who has been duly made a clerk) the Premonstratensian monastery of Holy Trinity, Tuam, immediately subject to the Roman church, void by the death of abbot David, value not exceeding 8 marks sterling, to be held by him together with the said archdeaconry and its said annex, the fruits etc. of which (quorum) do not exceed a yearly value of 28 marks sterling. The pope hereby dispenses him to receive and retain the monastery in commendam for life, notwithstanding the said defect, etc. Romani pontificis providentia. (L. Dathus. | xxv. Jo. de Buccabellis. G. de Fuentes. D.de Piscia. Jo. de Cremonensibus. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Martii.) [2½ pp.]
1469.
Id. July.
(15 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 255d.)
To Berardus, cardinal priest of St. Sabina's. Mandate (the Augustinian priory of St. Andrews, a major dignity, being void by the death of David Ramsay, and ipso facto reserved to the pope under his general reservation of all major cathedral dignities; and John Valas, clerk, of the diocese of Glasgow, by both parents of baronial race, being desirous of serving the Lord in the said church under the regular habit, and alleging that William Cameron, a canon of the said church, has without any canonical title intruded himself in the priorship after and contrary to the said general reservation, and has behaved as prior of the said church, wearing the habit thereof and the mitre which the priors thereof have been wont to wear, and has taken the fruits and, without having been expressly dispensed in the matter of the irregularity [contracted] by taking the said fruits, has unduly detained possession for several months but less than a year) to summon the said William and others concerned, and if he find to be true the said instrusion, disability and lack of express dispensation, and that William had therefore and has no right in or to the priory, to remove him, and in that event to cause John to be received as a canon of the said church and the regular habit to be given him, and to receive his regular profession, and moreover to collate and assign to him the said priory, elective and with cure, value not exceeding 1,080l. sterling; whether it be void as above, or by the resignation of the said David or William, or in any other way. The pope grants faculty to the cardinal to cite the said William and such others to the said [Roman] court or without it, even by edict to be affixed to the doors of the church of St. Andrews, if access cannot be conveniently had to William's presence, etc.; and wills that John shall not be bound to take the habit and make his profession before he has obtained peaceable possession of the priory in virtue of these presents, and that as soon as he has obtained it and has made his profession, etc. he shall be bound to resign all his benefices with and without cure. Apostolice sedis providentia. (L.Dathus. | lv. Adrianus. S. de Mlyny. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Septembris.) [4 pp. See above, p. 318.]

4 Paul II.

1467[–8].
4 Non. Jan.
(2 Jan.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 257d.)
To the bishop of Durham. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Richard, abbot of the Premonstratensian monastery of Shap (monasterii Vallis Magdalene de Hepp’) in the diocese of Carlisle, contained that formerly Simon, abbot of Prémontré in the diocese of Laon, considering that although several (plura) monasteries and places of the said order in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland are subject by ordinary right to the abbot of Prémontré as their head, nevertheless, on account of the distance etc., he could not visit them in person, appointed the said Richard as perpetual visitor in those parts, with faculty and power to visit, reform, suspend, depose, imprison and punish, assemble chapters-general and make therein constitutions etc., and do what the abbot of Prémontré himself could do, and with the obligation of certifying every three years by his own envoy his doings to the said Simon and the abbot of Prémontré for the time being; and added that he has been by many abbots of the order in those parts gladly admitted to the said office of visitation. At the petition of the said Richard, who alleges that he is very acceptable to Edward king of England and to the English nation and to the abbots of the said monasteries and places, the pope orders the above bishop, if the foregoing be true, to approve and confirm by papal authority the said appointment, etc.Decens reputamus. (L. Dathus. | l. Adrianus. B. de Maffeis. D. de Piscia. L. de Mancinis. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Septembris.) [2 pp.]

5 Paul II.

1469.
3 Id. Sept.
(11 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 266d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's de Rossevalle alias de Rosglas in the diocese of Kildare (Daren.). Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Nicholas Ycolghan, clerk, of the diocese of Kildare, contained that (after he had been by Thady bishop of Ferns, who alleged untruly that he had special power from the apostolic see for the purpose, dispensed on account of illegitimacy, as the son of a clerk and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, which dispensation was therefore null), on the voidance of the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Primolt in the said diocese, of the patronage of laymen, by the death in the Roman court of Thady Ocaemayn, the patron Caluarius Oconchuuak (fn. 22) presented him to the [present] bishop of Kildare, without his having obtained any other dispensation in the matter; that the said bishop instituted him, and that under pretext of the said presentation and institution he obtained possession and still holds it, taking the fruits, although few; and that he was afterwards promoted within the statutory times to all even holy orders. The said presentation and institution being therefore without force, and the said vicarage still void as above, and the pope having been informed by the said Nicholas that Eugenius Ocaemayn, rector of the said church, a notorious fornicator, has dilapidated etc. the goods of the said rectory and wilfully killed his own brother, (fn. 23) to the shame of the clerical order, the pope, hereby rehabilitating Nicholas on account of any disability contracted by reason of the foregoing, orders the above abbot, if and after Nicholas accuses Eugenius before him, to summon Eugenius and others concerned and if he find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event, and if he find Nicholas fit, to collate and assign to him the said rectory, which has cure, and the said vicarage, value not exceeding 8 and 4 marks sterling respectively. The pope hereby dispenses him to act as a clerk and minister in the orders which he has received, and to receive and retain for life the said vicarage and rectory, notwithstanding the said defect, etc.; but before the abbot proceeds to execute these presents, Nicholas is to resign the vicarage. Dignum arbitramur. (L. Dathus. | xxv. B.de Maffeis. D. de Piscia. Jo. de Tartarinis. Collat. G.Blondus. In the margin: Septembris.) [3¾ pp.]
6 Id. July.
(10 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 268d.)
Union etc., as below. The Augustinian priory of St. Catherine, Waterford, being about to become void by the promotion, made by the present pope, of Thady elect of Down and Conner to those united churches, and by the consecration which is to be administered to him, the pope, at the petition of the said elect, who alleges that the fruits etc. of the said priory do not exceed 80 marks sterling, hereby unites and appropriates the priory, which is conventual and has cure and is elective, to the episcopal mensa, the yearly value of which the pope holds to be expressed by these presents, for as long as Thady shall be bishop of the see.Ad fut. rei mem. Decet ex benigno. (L. Dathus. | xxx.Adrianus. B. de Maffeis. D. de Piscia. T. de Castello. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Septembris.) [2 pp. +. See the next following.]
8 Kal. April.
(25 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 308.)
To the archbishops of Cashel and Tuam and the dean of Cork. Mandate, at the recent petition of prior Thady and the convent of the Augustinian priory of St. Catherine, Waterford (containing that a number of its benefices, possessions etc. have been so long detained by clerks and laymen of divers parts of Ireland that long prescription could be alleged, and that they are at present being so detained, against the will and consent of the prior and convent) to summon the said detainers and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to recall the said benefices etc. to the use and ownership of the priory, and restore the prior and convent to their pristine state, causing them to enjoy peaceable possession of the said benefices etc., and removing such clerks and laymen etc. Justis et honestis. (L. Dathus. | xvi. M. de Sole. P. Bertrandi.D. de Piscia. L. de Banchis. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Junii.) [1½ pp. See the next following mandate.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern lettering: ‘Paul ii.Secret. Ann. v. Lib. ix.’ Inside is the front half of the original sheepskin binding, with the contemporary description: ‘viiii. bullarum,’ to which a somewhat later hand has added ‘domini Sixti,’ after which apparently another hand has added ‘4ti.’ The ‘Sixti’ is cancelled, and below it is substituted ‘Pauli.’ A contemporary description occurs also, as usual, on the bottom edge of the volume, viz. ‘ix. bullarum domini Pauli pape ii. There are some 9 pp. of the usual contemporary Rubricelle, headed: ‘Rubricelle libri noni bullarum sanctissimi domini nostri pape Pauli secundi,' and ending: ‘Finis Rubricellarum huius libri noni, per me Baptistam de Zucheta canonicum Novarien. in Camera apostolica scriptorem.’ There are i.–cccxx. ff. of text.
2 nichilominus dilectus filius Petrus Cantuell qui se gerit pro clerico Ossoriensis diocesis per assertas litteras apostolicas privationis in forma juris super archidiaconatu Ossoriensi fraudulenter nulla mentione habita de officio collectorie neque de privilegiis immunitatibus exemptionibus et aliis libertatibus per nos et predecessores nostros Romanos pontifices similibus collectoribus concessis, dilecto filio priori monasterii sancti Johannis Evangeliste de Iniscorty per priorem soliti gubernari Fernensis diocesis eius proprio nomine non expresso obtinuit committi, quequidem littere per officiales camere predicte in absentia ipsius Johannis ex eo quod de officio collectorie privilegiis et exemptionibus eiusdem non fuit facta mentio surrectitie (sic) maxime archidiaconatum ipsum cui cura imminet animarum illum non esse curatum asserendo erant impetrate per annum cum dimidio vel circa fuerunt prout hodie sunt arrestate. Cum autem sicut eadem petitio subjungebat idem Petrus pretextu aliarum litterarum nostrarum in parte dissimilium et suspectarum ac ut creditur fraudulenter fictarum ymo verius falsatarum, quarum copia in registris nostris nullo modo reperitur
3 illasque de supplicationum bullarum Secretariorum et Camere apostolice registris deleri circumdari ac deleri (sic) mandare, ‘circumdari’ meaning deletion by drawing a ring round them, a method occasionally used in the papal Registers.
4 Written beneath L. Dathus, which is cancelled.
5 tuque electioni huiusmodi illius tibi presentato decreto consentiens, eam obtinuisti per venerabilem fratrem nostrum Patricium episcopum Sa[n]cti Andree vigore cuiusdam indulti apostolici sibi ut dicebat concessi simpliciter de facto confirmari, et tibi de dicto prioratu sic vacante provideri.
6 mille et octuaginta.
7 Nos enim, si absolutionem huiusmodi per te vigore presentium fieri contingat, cum prefatis Petro et Elena ut, premissis non obstantibus impedimentis, in eodem sic contracto matrimonio remanere libere et licite valeant auctoritate apostolica tenore presentium dispensamus. A direct dispensation of this kind by the pope himself, instead of a commission to the bishop to grant it, is very unusual.
8 que de jure patronatus laicorum alternatis vicibus existit.
9 The ‘c’ is uncertain.
10 dispensamus. Et nichilominus, ad omne ambiguitatis tollendum dubium, eadem [apostolica] auctoritate perpetuo statuimus et ordinamus quod de cetero cantoria ipsa cum domo et camera ac possessionibus huiusmodi, pariformiter sicut tu illam possedesti, etiam per sacerdotem si defectum natalium patiatur, dummodo secum sufficienter fuerit dispensatum, ac tuus et pro tempore existentis prepositi dicti collegii natus non existat, cum quocunque alio incompatibili benefitio teneri possit et debeat. There is a small cross above the ‘tuus,’ the second ‘u’ of which bears signs of correction.
11 peticio continebat quod olim carissimus in Christo filius noster Edwardus rex Anglie illustris circa honorem ecclesiastici status semper intentus, et ne persone ecclesiastice que proprias domus non habent cum secularibus hospicia querant, laudavit suamque regian celsitudinem exoptare asseruit quod venenerabilis frater noster Georgius episcopus Exoniensis juxta piam atque laudabilem voluntatem dilecti filii nobilis viri Ricardi Nevil comitis Warwyci suorumque heredum de certis personis presbyteris capellanis cantorias seu capellanias in eadem ecclesia habentibus et successoribus corum unum collegium perpetuum in honorem sancti Wilhelmi quondam dicte ecclesie Eboracensis archiepiscopi, videlicet de uno preposito personarum predictarum et earum successoribus, necnon de residuis personarum predictarum et earum successoribus, quas socios collegii illius postquam illud erectum foret nuncupari voluit, et infra clausuram dicte ecclesic in civitate Eboracensi in aliquo messuagio sive platea iuxta coluntatem et discretionem dictorum episcopi et comitis vel heredum suorum, crigere fundare et ordinare ac stabilire valerent (sic). The text does not seem to be quite satisfactory.
12 de uno preposito predictarum personarum cantorias in eadem ecclesia habentium et eorum successoribus.
13 quodque sub nomine et vocabulo ‘prepositus et socii collegii sancti Wilhelmi Eboracensis’ [implacitare] et convenire alios et ab aliis conveniri ac implacitari possint in quibusvis ecclesiasticis curiis ac judiciis
14 ac prepositus pro tempore existens per suam discretionem aliis personis et sociis cameras assignare possit, presertim illis qui collegium inhabitant et communas suas inibi fovent
15 The text was: super fructibus redditibus et proventibus canonicatus et prebende ac parrochialis ecclesic, quorum fructus redditus et proventus quadraginta librarum simihum secundum communem extimationem valorem annuum ut asserit(is) [or asserit(ur)] non excedunt. The word ‘quadraginta' is cancelled and ‘quinquaginta’ is substituted in the margin and subscribed ‘G.’ [i.e. G. Blondus]. The ‘non’ is also cancelled.
16 in provintia et dioc(esibus) Cassellensi ac Leglinensi.
17 MS. de deffanlobuys, recte de ffanlobuys.
18 Nos igitur, qui dudum inter cetera statuimus et ordinavimus quod si que in favorem etiam eorum cum quibus super incompatibilibus beneficiis simul obtinendis per sedem apostolicam dispensatum foret cammende de quibusvis beneficiis ecclesiasticis cum hiis que obtinerent incompatibilibus ad tempus vel ad vitam ipsorum durature per nos fieri contingere[n]t, beneficia sic commendata in numerum cederent incompatibilium, et alias tot incompatibilia censerentur quot ante commendas huiusmodi extitissent….
19 tibi ut ex nune decanatum predictum unacum archidiaconatu et parrochiali ecclesia ac aliis beneficiis que obtines et imposterum obtinebis ita quod in numerum incompatibilium tibi non cedat, sed dispensationes ipse integre et firme maneant, et si forsan de persona tua alicui cathedrali vel metropolitane ecclesic imposterum rite provideri contigerit, decanatum ipsum, quem per huiusmodi provisionem et munus consecrationis tibi impendendum aut lapsum temporis de consecrandis episcopis a canonibus diffiniti minime vacare decernimus, unacum eadem cathedrali vel metropolitana ecclesia cui prefectus, seu etiam illa ad quam successive rite translatus fueris, in commendam etiam quoad vixeris retinere necnon de ipsius decanatus fructibus…. disponere et ordinare libere et licite valeas, statuto et ordinatione premissis…. nequaquam obstantibus, auctoritate apostolica tenore presentium de speciali gratia indulgemus. The words ‘successive’ and ‘retinere’ are added in the margin, and subscribed G. [Blondus].
20 This name has been corrected, and the ‘a’ written above the corection, the result being uncertain.
21 dilecto filio Cardiffe laico.
22 The ‘k’ is doubtful, there having been a correction.
23 ac fratrem suum carnalem voluntarie interimere non expavit.