Vatican Regesta 537
1470

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'Vatican Regesta 537: 1470', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 12: 1458-1471 (1933), pp. 352-363. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103883 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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

Secrete.

6 Paul II.

1470.
15 Kal. June.
(18 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 11.)
To the bishop, the treasurer, and William Ofachi, a canon of Limerick. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Donald Maccrawan, priest, of the diocese of Killaloe (Laonien.), that Matthew Maccomarra, clerk, of the said diocese, and rector of Thomurlog (recte Thominlog) in the same diocese, has been present at public battles in which there was bloodshed and the slaying of many men, and continues to be often present thereat, (fn. 2) thereby contracting irregularity etc.; and the pope having learned that the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Cunthy in the said diocese has been so long void by the death of Rory Ocorbayn that by the Lateran statutes its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, although Gilatius (sic) Osyda, priest, of the said diocese, under pretext of letters of Pius II, surreptitiously obtained, in which he falsely suggested to that pope that he was of noble birth, has by his own temerity and de facto detained possession of it for about nine years without any title) if and after Donald (who from fear of the power of the said Gillacius (sic) cannot safely meet him within the city and diocese of Killaloe) accuses Matthew before the above three, to summon Matthew and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign the said rectory, of the patronage of laymen and value not exceeding 2 marks sterling, to Donald, and also the said vicarage, value not exceeding 12 marks sterling, Gillatius being summoned and removed; whether the rectory, which is without cure, be then void by such deprivation and removal, or be already void by the death of Donald Maccomarra, or the vicarage be void as above, or because a certain Matthew [son] of Laurence Maccomarra held it for more than a year without having himself ordained priest, or because when holding it he obtained the [perpetual] vicarage of the parish church of Kylmohorte alias Kylmurri in the diocese of Limerick, and held them together for more than a year, as he does at present, or whether they be void in any other way. Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xii. N. Bregeon. A. de Vulterris. D.de Piscia. G. de Lafiera. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin:Junii.) [4 pp.]

7 Paul II.

3 Id. Nov.
(11 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 25.)
To the bishop of Basel. Mandate as below. The recent petition of William and Smasmannus, brothers, barons of Rapolezteyn and Hohennack, and John de Nuensteyn, Henselmus Storck and Ulricus Wanner, laymen, contained that they and their accomplices captured in March, 1465, Thomas Hopfe (rectius Hoppe), canon of York, a priest, then a nuncio of the apostolic see on his way back from England to the Roman court, (fn. 3) and took from him his money and goods, imprisoned him in certain castles, and extorted from him for his liberation a sum of 500 Rhenish florins, thereby incurring the sentences of excommunication etc. promulgated by law and also by the bull of Cena domini (fn. 4) ; that the pope, at the instance of Master Anthony de Eugubio, procurator fiscal of the said court and of the apostolic Camera, (fn. 5) gave commission to James bishop of Padua, then residing in the said court, to proceed, with the power of citation, even by edict, against the said William, Smasmannus, John de Nuensteyn and against Dictrich (Didericum) de Rathsamhusen, knight, John Sehroph alias Hensterg and others their accomplices and abettors; that the said bishop, having found the foregoing to be as stated, cited the said William, Smasmannus, Dietrich, John de Nuensteyn and John Schroph and their said accomplices to hear the sentences etc. pronounced against them, and decreed that they should make restitution to Thomas, under pain of 4,000 gold ducats of the Camera to Thomas and of 10,000 to the said Camera, and, upon their non-appearance, without cause shown, and their non-restitution, declared them to be excommunicate, and caused them to be proclaimed excommunicate; that he afterwards aggravated and re-aggravated the processes made by him, interdicted them, and decreed the invocation of the secular arm. The said petition adding that the said William, Smasmannus, Dietrich, John de Nuensteyn, John Schroph and other accomplices have repented and have offered to make restitution to the said Thomas to a sum of 1,000 Rhenish florins, the pope hereby orders the above bishop to absolve the said William and Smasmannus, barons, and John de Nuensteyn and Henselmus Storck and Ulricus Wanner and their accomplices, after they have paid to the proctors of the said Thomas 1,000 Rhenish florins, 800 of which shall be for him and 200 for the papal Camera and the said Anthony, procurator fiscal, (fn. 6) from the said sentences etc., with consent of the said Thomas and Anthony, enjoining penance etc.Ad hoc deus. (L. Dathus. | xxxx. B. de Maffeis. Baudetus.D. de Piscia. A. de Mucciarellis. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Novembris.) [22/3 pp. This appears in the Rubricelle as:
Absolutio (after which another hand has added Basilien.).
Wilhelmus et Smasmanni [sic] fratres barones et complices laici. De absolutione.
f. xxv.
from which it is again evident that an examination of the Rubricelle alone is an insufficient guide to the bulls in the Registers concerning England. See Rappoltsteinisches Urkundenbuch, 759–1500, ed. K. Albrecht, Vol. IV, Colmar im Elsass, 1896, p. 405, under date 1468, May 20.]

6 Paul II.

1469.
4 Kal. Dec.
(28 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 59d.)
To Master John Franciscus Pavinus, a chaplain of the pope and an auditor of causes of the apostolic palace. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of John Alberneti (rectius Abberneti), M.A., clerk, of the diocese of Aberdeen, contained that, after the late James bishop of St. Andrews (under pretext of a faculty granted to that bishop by Nicholas V [see Cal. Papal Letters, Vol. X, p. 172] and revoked by Calixtus III and Pius II, to dispense a certain number of illegitimate persons to be promoted to holy orders and hold two benefices) had after the said revocation dispensed him to be, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of a married man and an unmarried woman, promoted to all, even holy orders and receive and retain two compatible benefices; and after he had, in virtue of the said dispensation, been made a clerk and promoted to the order of acolyte, a dispute arose between him and Thomas Kennedi, John Graham and William Lyon, clerks, about the parish church of Tanades in the diocese of St. Andrews, which, then void by the death of James Kennedi, the said John Alberneti (sic) alleged that he had accepted, and had procured the making of provision to himself thereof (in virtue of letters of the present pope, by which he ordered provision to be made to him of one or two benefices void or to become void, wont to be assigned to secular clerks, even if one had cure or were a rural deanery or archpriestship, or a dignity etc. in a cathedral or a collegiate church etc., in the common or several gift of the bishops of St. Andrews and Moray and the prior of St. Andrews, and the dean of Moray and the chapters etc. of those churches, the pope at the same time dispensing him to receive and retain for life such benefice or benefices, notwithstanding the said defect), and that the said Thomas, John Graham and William had unjustly opposed the said acceptance and provision, and had prevented them from taking effect. the said Thomas etc. alleging on the other hand, as they still do, that the said church lawfully belonged to them: and that the pope committed the cause, although it had not by its nature lawfully devolved to the apostolic see, at the instance of the said John Alberneti (sic), to the above auditor John, who is said to have proceeded, short, however, of a conclusion. The said petition adding that whilst the suit has been pending before the said auditor, the said Thomas has ceded to the pope this day, through his proctor Peter de Brunencho, clerk, of St. Flour, (fn. 7) the said suit and cause and all right in or to the said church, and that the pope has admitted his cession, and that some allege that none of the litigants has a right in or to the church, the pope hereby orders the said auditor to surrogate the said John Alberneti (sic) in and to all right belonging to the said Thomas at the time of the said cession, and to make collation and provision to him of the said right, etc., and moreover, if by the event of the suit he find that neither he nor the said William nor John Graham has such right, to collate and assign the said church, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, to the said John Alberneti (sic). The pope hereby dispenses him to act as a clerk and minister in his orders and receive and retain the church for life, notwithstanding the said defect etc., but as soon as he obtains peaceable possession of it, the said other letters shall be null and void as far only as regards a benefice with cure and of the same value as the said church. Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xxxviii. B. de Maffeis. Baudetus. D. de Piscia. P. de Monte. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Novembris.) [7 pp. See below, p. 365.]

5 Paul II.

1469.
5 Id. May.
(11 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 68d.)
To Thomas Straton. Collation and provision to him, a canon of the Augustinian church of St. Andrews, of the priorship of the Augustinian priory of Monymusk in the diocese of Aberdeen, which is conventual, elective and with cure, and whose yearly value does not exceed 55l. sterling, void by the death of prior David Hay, and ipso facto reserved under the pope's late reservation of all conventual priories. He is, as soon as he has obtained peaceable possession, to be transferred thither from St. Andrews, and the provision is made notwithstanding that he holds by papal dispensation the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Dow in the diocese of Dunblane, value not exceeding 9l. sterling, which he is to resign upon obtaining possession of the priory. Religionis zelus, vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of Londors, Scone and Arbroyth, in the diocese of St. Andrews. Hodie dilecto filio Thome. (L. Dathus. | xvi. xiiii. B. de Maffeis. A.de Mucciarellis. In the margin: Decembris.) [6¼ pp.]

7 Paul II.

1470.
7 Id. Dec.
(7 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 96d.)
To the abbot of Newbottyll and the provosts of St. Giles's of Edymburg[h] and Holy Trinity, near Edymburgh, in the diocese of St. Andrews. Mandate (the pope having been informed by John de Camera, priest, of the diocese of Aberdeen, that Patrick Prot [recte Piot], rector, called master of the church of St. Germanus de Sancto Germano in the diocese of St. Andrews, has dilapidated precious movables of that church, which is wont to be held by brethren of the order of the Cruciferi cum Stella, and in which there have been wont to be a poor hospital and a number of brethren of the said order, has kept up no hospitality therein nor kept any brother of the said order, but on the contrary has profaned the church, in which there used to be altars and other chapels, and the relics of Saints and other ecclesiastical sacraments, and has allowed and still allows laymen to dwell therein with their wives and families, as if it were a private house, with occasional bloodshed etc., and without the celebration of divine offices (fn. 8) ), if and after the said John (who alleges that he desires to serve God under the regular habit of the said order, and is prepared to expel the said laymen and their wives and families, cause the said church to be reconciled, and to keep two chaplains for the celebration of divine offices and four poor) accuses Patrick before the above three, to summon Patrick and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove Patrick, and in that event to cause John to be received as a brother of the said order and the regular habit to be given to him, and to receive his regular profession, and thereupon to collate and assign to him the said church, to which are annexed the parish churches of Aberluchnowth and Glenmycht, (fn. 9) in the said diocese and that of Aberdeen, and whose yearly value, with that of the said annexes, does not exceed 30l. sterling, even if the said church have cure. As soon as John has taken the habit and made his profession etc., and has obtained peaceable possession of the said church and its annexes, he is to resign all the benefices which he holds at present. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xxxv. G. Pele. A. de Senis. A. Incheramius [sic]. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin. Januarii.) [5 pp.]
18 Kal. Jan.
(15 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 126.)
To the deans of the churches of Dunblane and Ross and the provost of the church of Lyncloden [in the diocese of] Glasgow. Mandate, the pope having learned that Michael Gray has resigned without the Roman court the preceptory of the house St. Anthony, near Leth, of the order of St. Augustine, in the diocese of St. Andrews, to cause Alexander Stewart, clerk, of the said diocese, M.A., who alleges that he is of royal race and is of the family of the founder of the said house, to be received as a canon of the monastery of St. Anthony at Saint Antoine, (fn. 10) of the said order, in the diocese of Vienne, and the regular habit to be given to him, and to receive his regular profession, and thereupon, and after they have found the said resignation lawful, to admit it by papal authority, if it have not been otherwise duly admitted, and to collate and assign the said preceptory, which is general and whose yearly value, with that of its annexes, does not exceed 100l. of the usual money of the realm of Scotland, even if it be elective and have cure, to the said Alexander. As soon as he has made his profession etc., he is to resign all the benefices which he holds at present. Religionis zelus, litterarum scientia, vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xxxx.G. Pele. A. de Senis. D. de Piscia. L. de Mancinis. Collat.G. Blondus. In the margin: Januarii.) [3 pp. +.]
7 Id. Dec.
(7 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 167.)
To the archbishop of Kalocza (Colocen.) and the abbots of Molana (de Insula sancti Maylhanyfy) and Mothel (de Motalia) in the diocese of Lismore. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of John Oboan, priest, of the diocese of Lismore, contained that on the voidance of the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Kynsalebeg in the said diocese and of a canonry of Lismore and the prebend of Modelig therein, which canonry and prebend are of the patronage of laymen, by the deprivation and removal, made by Robert bishop of Lismore, of Dermit Okayll and Maurice Ofyn respectively, for their faults and demerits, John Stak, then rector of the said church, the presentation to the vicarage belonging by ancient custom to the rector for the time being, presented the said John Oboan to the vicarage, and Maurice son of John son of Thomas de Geraldinis, the sole lay patron of the said canonry and prebend, presented thereto the same John Oboan, whom the said bishop caused to be instituted to the vicarage by John [now] bishop of Ferns, then archdeacon of Lismore, and to the canonry and prebend by Gillasius Oket. dean of Lismore, in virtue of which presentations and institutions he obtained and at present holds possession. The said petition adding that John now doubts whether the presentations and institutions hold good, and the pope having learned that the vicarage and canonry and prebend are still void as above. he hereby orders the above three to collate and assign to John the said vicarage, which has cure, and canonry and prebend, value not exceeding 5 and 8 marks sterling respectively.Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xx. G. Pele. A. de Senis. D. de Piscia. Jo. de Tartarinis. In the margin: Januarii. (fn. 11) ) [5 pp.]
5 Kal. Jan.
(28 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 182.)
To the abbot of Fermoy (de Castro dei) and the priors of St. Thomas the Martyr's by Buttevant (juxta Butoniam) and Bridgetown (Ville pontis), in the diocese of Cloyne (Clonen.). Mandate (the pope having been informed by William Picoyd, perpetual vicar of the parish church of Kylldaryry (also written Kylldayry, as printed below) in the diocese of Cloyne, that Nicholas Heod, chancellor of Cloyne, has committed simony and perjury and dilapidated the immovable goods of the chancellorship, thereby incurring the sentences of excommunication etc. for simony and dilapidation), if and after William (who holds the said vicarage of Kylldayry together with the [perpetual] vicarage, annexed thereto for his lifetime, of the parish church of Neachlasg, (fn. 12) the yearly value of which does not exceed 4 marks sterling (fn. 13) ) accuses Nicholas before the above three, to summon Nicholas and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove Nicholas, and in that event to collate and assign the said chancellorship, a non-major dignity, value not exceeding 16 marks sterling, even if it be elective and have cure, to William, and moreover to unite and appropriate to it, for his lifetime, for his proper maintenance as chancellor, the said vicarage of Kylldayry. As soon, however, as he obtains peaceable possession of the chancellorship, and the said union has taken effect, he is, as he has offered, to resign the said vicarage of Neachlasg, (fn. 14) the said union of which to that of Kylldayry the pope holds to be dissolved. Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xxx. G. Pele. A. de Senis. D. de Piscia. Jo. de Tartarinis. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Januarii.) [6 pp. +.]
1470[–1].
Prid. Non. Jan.
(4 Jan.)
St. Mark's, (fn. 15) Rome.
(f. 216.)
To the precentor and the chancellor of Killaloe (Laonien.) and Thady Olachnayn, a canon of the same. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Rory Odroblan, perpetual vicar of the parish church of Birra in the diocese of Killaloe, that Donald Omacmachayn, perpetual vicar of the parish church of Roscrurnog, in the said diocese, has committed simony and celebrated masses and other divine offices in presence of an excommunicate, and dilapidated the immovable goods of the said vicarage of Rouscrurnog (sic), and that Philip Ohyynayn, perpetual vicar of the parish church of Killynure in the same diocese, a notorious fornicator, has sold and alienated the immovable goods of the said vicarage of Killinure. and has by his negligence allowed a parishioner to die without confession and other sacraments, and has neglected to celebrate divine offices in his church; and the recent petition of the said Rory containing that the fruits etc. of the said vicarage of Rouscrurnog [sic] are too slight for the becoming maintenance etc. of its holder, and that if the said vicarage of Killinure and his said vicarage of Birra, which is of the patronage of laymen, were united and annexed for his lifetime only to that of Roscrurnog he could be more decently maintained etc., and attend better to the repair of the said churches), if and after Rory accuses Donald and Philip before the above three, to summon them and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove Donald from the said vicarage de Rouscurrnog [sic] and Philip from that of Ki[l]linure, and in that event to collate and assign the said vicarages, the yearly value of each not exceeding 6 marks sterling, to Rory, and moreover to unite and annex the said vicarage of Birra, value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, and that of Killimure [sic] to that of Roscrurnog (fn. 16) , for Rory's lifetime only, etc. Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | — (fn. 17) . G. Pele. A.de Senis. D. de Piscia. M. de Meckan. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Januarii.) [4 pp.]
1470[–1].
18 Kal. Feb.
(15 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 244d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's alias St. John the Evangelist's de Antro without the walls of Cork and the abbot of Tracton (de Albo tractu), in the diocese of Cork. Mandate, as below. Lately, on the present pope being informed by Donatus Orywardayn, clerk, of the diocese of Cloyne (Clonen.), that Thomas Ohelaty, precentor of Cork, had committed simony and fornication and perjury and had sold and alienated etc. certain immovable goods of the precentorship (fn. 18) ; and the pope having learned that a canonry of the said church and the prebend of Dysertmoyr therein were void and had been void so long that by the Lateran statutes their collation had lapsed to the apostolic see, he ordered the above two (their names not being expressed) and Dermit Okywe, a canon of Cloyne, if and after Donatus accused the said Thomas before them, to summon Thomas and others concerned, and if they found the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove Thomas from the precentorship, (fn. 19) and to collate and assign the said canonry and prebend and precentorship, (fn. 20) which is a non-major dignity, value not exceeding 12 and 26 marks sterling respectively, to Donatus, whom the pope at the same time dispensed to receive and retain them for life. At the recent petition of the said Donatus (containing that John de Geraldinis, rector and perpetual vicar of the parish church of Kyllihyt in the said diocese, got provision made to him of the said precentorship under pretext of other papal letters which are surreptitious, of which fact no mention was made in the said earlier letters, and that some allege that the precentorship was then and is at present void because the said John, when having a right to it, obtained peaceable possession of the said rectory and vicarage, collated to him by papal authority) the pope, in order that Donatus may not lose the effect of the said earlier letters, orders the above two to summon John and others concerned, and, proceeding to the execution of the said earlier letters, to collate and assign the said precentorship, even if it be void by the obtaining of the said rectory and vicarage, and be therefore specially reserved to the apostolic see, to Donatus, etc., as if a mention of the foregoing had been made in the said earlier letters. Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xii. G. Pele. A. de Senis. D. de Piscia. (fn. 21) Collat.G. Blondus. In the margin: Februarii.) [4½ pp.]
1470.
15 Kal. Dec.
(17 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 256.)
To James de Dunmayn, (fn. 22) a canon of the Augustinian monastery of Jedward in the diocese of Glasgow. Grant etc., as below. The said James has this day resigned to the pope, without having had possession. the Augustinian priory of Rostino[t] in the diocese of St. Andrews. provision of which, on its voidance, was made to him by authority of the ordinary, and about which he has won before a papal auditor in the Roman court against John Wodman, an alleged canon of the said order. a definitive sentence which became a res judicata; and the pope, admitting the resignation. has ordered provision to be made of the priory, as void by the said resignation, and previously reserved to the apostolie see, to William Lindesai, priest, of the said diocese. The pope therefore grants and assigns hereby to the said James, with William's consent, a yearly life pension of a third part of the fruits etc. of the said priory, and, in lieu thereof, the whole lordship of Donmacht in temporals and spirituals, and all its fruits, together with the chapel of St. Seaffus, and its fruits. and the whole lordship or lands of Litylldisart, and all its fruits, belonging to the said priory, also the whole lordship of Petrewqueche in temporals and spirituals. and all its fruits, together with the whole rectory and vicarage of the whole lordship of Lowr, situate (sita) in the parish of Rostinot, and a house (mansio) within the gates of Rostinot called the little hall with the chamber and cellars thereof and garden adjacent thereto, in the said diocese and that of Brechin, and food and clothing according to the rule of the said religion, and also his own court in all those lordships and lands, to wit, Donimacht, Disart and Petrewqueche; with penalties in case of molestation by the said William or his successors, etc.; notwithstanding the statutes etc. of the monastery of Jedward, of the said order and diocese of Glasgow, on which the said priory depends, etc. The pope's will is that William and his successors shall cause the said chapel of St. Scaphus (sic) to be served at their expense and the sacraments to be administered to the inhabitants of the said lordships of Donimacht, Petrewqueche and Lowr, and pay all other burdens pertaining to the said pension. Religionis zelus, vite, etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Brechin (Berthunen, rectius Brechinen.) and Nicholas Garrilliati, a canon of Lausanne, and the official of Dunkeld. Hodie dilecto filio Jacobo Dunimain. (L. Dathus. | xvi. xiiii. G. Pele. A. de Senis.D. de Piscia. Jo. de Buccabellis. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Januarii.) [5 pp. See the two following mandates.]
Ibid.
(f. 258d.)
To the bishops of Leon (Legionen.) and Brechin and the chancellor of Dunkeld. Mandate to receive. or cause to be received, William Lindesay, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, as a canon of the Augustinian monastery of Jedward in the diocese of Glasgow. and the regular habit to be given to him, and also to receive his regular profession. As soon as he has received the habit etc., he is to resign the perpetual vicarage called the pensionaria of the parish church of St. Brioc (sancti Brion, recte Brioci) in the said diocese of St. Andrews, value not exceeding 5l. sterling, and all his other benefices. Cupientibus vitam. (L. Dathus. | — (fn. 23) ). [1¾ pp. See the foregoing grant and the following mandate.]
Ibid.
(f. 259d.)
To the same. Mandate—the Augustinian priory of Rostino[t] in the diocese of St. Andrews being void by the resignation to the pope of James de Dunmain, to whom provision had been made by authority of the ordinary, and who had won in the Roman court before a papal auditor a definitive sentence, which became a res judicata, against John Wodman, a canon of the said order, and the priory being ipso facto reserved in accordance with the pope's late general reservation of all priories and other benefices void at the apostolic see; and the pope having this day ordered (as in the preceding)—to collate and assign to the above William (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman. first to be promoted to all, even holy and priest's orders and receive and retain a benefice even with cure, afterwards another benefice with cure, thirdly a canonry and prebend of Aberdeen, fourthly a canonry and prebend of Moray, and finally any mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, with and without cure, even if canonries and prebends, dignities, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, provided that he did not hold major or principal dignities, after which [first] dispensation he was promoted to all, even holy and priest's orders), after he has received the habit and made his profession, the said priory, which is a non-conventual dignity, and belongs to the presentation of the abbot and convent of the said monastery of Jedward and the collation of the bishop of St. Andrews, and depends on the said monastery, and is wont to be governed by canons thereof, is non-elective and has cure, and whose yearly value does not exceed 110l. sterling; whether it be void as above, or by the death of Nicholas de Craffurd, or in any other way. The pope hereby dispenses him to receive and retain the priory, notwithstanding the said defect etc. Religionis zelus, vite etc. ([L. Dathus.] | xxxx. G. Pele. A. de Senis.D. de Piscia. Jo. de Buccabellis. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Januarii.) [5½ pp. This mandate follows the preceding mandate without any interruption or separating space, beginning in fact on the same line of the text on which the preceding mandate ends. The scribe thus treated it as an ordinary concurrent mandate. and began it with the words ‘Simili modo.’ These words have, however, been cancelled, and ‘Paulus etc.’ is substituted for them in the margin, thus making the ordinary form ‘Paulus etc. Venerabilibus fratribus Legionen. et Brechinen. episcopis …, salutem etc. Religionis …’ The initial ‘L. Dathus’ in the margin has, however, to do duty for both mandates, and there is only the one set of final subscriptions, as above, so that only one tax is mentioned.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern lettering: ‘Paul. ii.Secret. An. vi. vii. Lib. xiv.’ Inside it is the usual front half of the original sheepskin binding, with the contemporary description: ‘xiiii. bullarum D. Pauli,’ below which another contemporary hand has added ‘de anno viio.' A like contemporary description occurs also, as usual, on the bottom edge of the volume, viz. ‘xiiii. bullarum domini Pauli.’ A paper flyleaf has the announcement ‘Rubricelle libri xiiii. domini Pauli pape ii.’ and the rubricelle themselves begin on the following leaf. They extend to 9 pp., and are headed: ‘Incipiunt Rubricelle libri quarti-decimi bullarum felicis recordationis domini Pauli pape ii. faciende per me Aloisium de Campanea (sic) Camere apostolice notarium, et primo videlicet,’ and then the rubricelle themselves begin. They end ‘Finis Rubricellarum libri xiiii. bullarum domini Pauli pape ii.’ There are i.-cccx. ff. of text.
2 prout sepenumero interesse non deficit.
3 tune dicte [apostolice] sedis nuncium ab Anglia ad Romanam curiam redeuntem.
4 i.e. the general bull of excommunication published by the pope yearly on the Cena domini, Holy Thursday, which has been mentioned in the footnotes, above, pp. 229, 274.
5 magistro Antonio de Eugubio dicte curie et Camere apostolice procuratore fisci.
6 Here ipsi Antonio procuratori fiscali.
7 clericum Sancti Flori.
8 suorum salutis status et honoris immemor deique timore postposito, pretiosa mobilia dicte ecclesie que per fratres ordinis Cruciferorum cum Stella teneri, in eaque hospitale pauperum et nonnulli eiusdem ordinis professi degere consueverunt, dilapidare ac in illa nullam hospitalitatem servare nec aliquem professum ordinis memorati retinere, quin ymo corpus dicte ecclesie, in quo altaria et alie capelle cum sanctorum reliquiis et aliis sacramentis ecclesiasticis erant, profanare non expavit, ibique laicos cum eorum uxoribus et familiis perinde ac si domus privata esset, non sine seminis emissione ac quandoqus effusione sanguinis, absque divinorum officiorum celebratione inhabitare permisit, prout permittit de presenti, in anime sue periculum, pernitiosum exemplum et scandalum plurimorum.
9 The ‘nm’ has been corrected, and is therefore not clear.
10 in monasterio eiusdem sancti Antonii de Sancto Antonio dicti ordinis Viennensis diocesis.
11 Without the usual Collat. G. Blondus.
12 The last letter is uncertain.
13 qui ut asserit inter cetera perpetuam vicariam parrochialis ecclesie de Kylldayry. cum sibi ad ipsius Vilhialmi vitam canonice annexa vicaria parrochialis ecclesie de Neachlasg Clonensis diocesis, cuius fructus redditus et proventus quatuor marcharum sterlingorum secundum communem extimationem valorem annuum non excedunt obtinet.
14 Here the final ‘g’ is clear.
15 The scribe had begun to write ‘Petrum,’ but corrected himself as soon as he had written the first letter or two.
16 This time the first ‘u’ of ‘Rouscrurnog,’ which the scribe has written, is cancelled.
17 i.e. the tax is omitted.
18 preceptoriam is corrected, by the cancellation of the ‘p’ and the barring of the ‘e.’ to prece(n)toriam.
19 Here the scribe has again written preceptoria. this time not corrected.
20 Again preceptoriam, but corrected as in the preceding note but one.
21 i.e. once in the first column of subscriptions at the end of the letter, and again in the second column.
22 The ‘yn’ is doubtful. The compiler of the Rubricelle has read ‘Diniman.’
23 Without the usual terminal subscriptions and the name of the month in the margin. See the end of the following mandate.