Vatican Regesta 539
1467-1471

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'Vatican Regesta 539: 1467-1471', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 12: 1458-1471 (1933), pp. 373-380. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103885 Date accessed: 20 November 2014.


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

Secrete.

4 Paul II.

1467.
15 Kal. Oct. (fn. 2)
(17 Sept.)
St. Mark's, Rome.
(f. 81d.)
To the bishops of Glasgow and Brechin, and the dean of Brechin. Mandate, at the recent petition of Henry Barre, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews (containing that he and William Lyon resigned for purpose of exchange their respective churches of Torri and Cullas in the said diocese to Patrick, bishop of St. Andrews, who carried out the exchange; and adding that he doubts whether the said bishop's collation and provision hold good), the said church of Cullas being still void as above, and the said William having, in the event of the said exchange not taking effect, formally given up all right in or to it, to collate and assign it, value not exceeding 13l. sterling, to Henry. Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xxii. A. de Collis. D. de Piscia. Collat.G. Blondus. In the margin: Maii.) [4 pp.]

7 Paul II.

1471.
8 Kal. June.
(25 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 128.)
To the prior of St. Columba's, In[i]stiock, in the diocese of Ossory, and the precentor and Philip Okerock, canon, of Ossory. Mandate, as below. Lately, upon its being suggested to the pope by William, bishop of Emly, that the fruits etc. of his episcopal mensa were insufficient for his maintenance, the pope, circumvented by the said suggestions, granted in commendam for life to the said bishop the priory of Kells, O.S.A., in the diocese of Ossory, then so long void that by the Lateran statutes its collation had lapsed to the apostolic see. Seeing, however, as the recent petition of Edmund Stapultan, alias Archer, clerk, of the diocese of Cashel contained, the fruits etc. of the said episcopal mensa are rich enough for the maintenance of the episcopal dignity etc., and that on account of the said commenda divine worship in the said priory is neglected, the pope hereby orders the above three to summon the said bishop and others concerned, and if they find evidence of surreptitiousness, to declare null and void the letters of the said grant, under pretext of which the said bishop has detained the said priory for about five years, and remove him, and in that event to cause the said Edmund (who was lately dispensed by authority of the ordinary on account of illegitimacy, as the son of a canon of the said order, in priest's orders, and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to minor orders and hold a benefice without cure), to be received as a canon of the said monastery, and to receive his profession, and moreover to collate and assign to him, after he has assumed the habit and made his profession, the priorship itself, conventual, elective and with cure, value not exceeding 100 marks sterling. He is hereby dispensed to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and receive and retain the said priorship or, without it, any benefice with or without cure of the said order, and to resign either, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Apostolice sedis. (L. Dathus. | xxx. A. de Collis. Jo. de Aquilone.S. de Mlyny [sic]. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin:Junii.) [6 pp.]
12 Kal. June.
(21 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 132d.)
To the prior of St. Columba's, Inistyiok, in the diocese of Ossory, and the dean and precentor of Ossory. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Peter Cantuel, clerk, of the diocese of Ossory, contained that he obtained from the present pope letters by which the pope ordered John Ohedian, archdeacon of Ossory, to be deprived and removed for his faults and demerits, the prior of St. John the Evangelist's, Innisehorthy (recte Innischorthy), in the diocese of Ferns, being the sole executor; that, having left the said letters in the apostolic camera, and having inserted the tenour of them in a certain instrument, Peter's proctor (Peter himself being quite in ignorance) took the latter with him to Ireland, as well as a rescript, the copy of which, as the said John alleged, could not be found, under pretext of one or both of which the said prior, (fn. 3) proceeding to execute the said letters, by his definitive sentence deprived John of the said archdeaconry and made provision of it to Peter, in virtue of which the latter obtained possession, and has for about three years received part of the fruits, from which sentence the said John appealed to the apostolic see, and obtained letters to certain judges, under pretext of which he caused Peter to be summoned for judgment, the said Peter also appealing to the said see from certain grievances inflicted on him in the said cause. Seeing that, in accordance with the foregoing, Peter doubts whether the said provision holds good, and seeing that, as the said petition added, some allege that even the said John has no right in or to the said archdeaconry, the pope, at the petition of the said Peter, who alleges that he afterwards totally expedited the said first letters and has paid part of the annate, hereby orders the above three to absolve him from sentences of excommunication etc. incurred on account of the foregoing, enjoining penance, and rehabilitate him, and thereafter to summon the said John and others concerned, and hear and decide the cause, without appeal, causing their decision to be observed by ecclesiastical censure, and moreover, if they find that John has no right in or to the archdeaconry, to collate and assign it, a non-major dignity with cure, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, to Peter. Solet apostolice sedis. (L. Dathus. | xxx. A. de Collis. Jo. de Aquilone. D. de Piscia. N. de Benzis. Coll. An. de Forliuio. In the margin: Junii.) [4½ pp.]
16 Kal. June.
(17 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 150d.)
To the prior of St. Mary's, Rathgeala, in the diocese of Limerick. Mandate, as below. The pope has learned that the rectory of the parish church of Ra[t]hkayll, alias Moynhatgaghy, in the diocese of Limerick, of lay patronage, has been so long void that there is no certain knowledge of the manner of its voidance, and that by the Lateran statutes its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, although Denis Offeralye, priest, of the said diocese, has for about twelve years detained possession with no canonical title; and the recent petition of Maurice Ydonurt, rector of Motheanach in the said diocese, contained that the fruits, etc. of the said rectory of Motheanach, which has cure and is of lay patronage, are too slight for his maintenance and for the hospitality which, after the custom of the Irish, he has been wont to keep up to pilgrims and guests, but that if to it were united for his life the said rectory of Ra[t]hkayll, which is about two miles distant therefrom, he could maintain himself more becomingly and keep hospitality. At the said petition, therefore, of Maurice, who alleges that to obtain such union he has with great labour come to the Roman court, and that the values of Rach[k]ayll and Motheanach do not exceed 24 and 16 marks sterling respectively, the pope hereby orders the above prior to summon the said Denis and others concerned, and if he find the foregoing to be true, and the said rectory of Ra[c]hkayll, which also has cure of souls, to be void, to unite it to that of Motheanach for the lifetime of Maurice, removing Denis and any other unlawful detainer. The pope hereby specially dispenses Maurice (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 hold a benefice even with cure) to receive and retain the said rectory of Rathkayll, if thus united, and to resign it and that of Motheanach, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Pastoralis officii. (L. Dathus. | xxx. A. de Collis. Jo. de Aquilone.Baudetus. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Junii.) [4½ pp.]

6 Paul II.

1470.
Id. Aug.
(13 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 189.)
To the bishop of Arezzo, the abbot of Paisley, in the diocese of Glasgow, and William Elphynston, canon of Glasgow. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Walter Dowglas, clerk, of the diocese of Glasgow, contained that on the voidance of the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Galscon (recte Galston) in that diocese by the death of Edward Clinymgham (? recte Cunningham), the present minister and convent of the Trinitarian monastery of Falsurde (sic), the ancient patrons, presented the said Walter to Andrew, bishop of Glasgow, who unjustly refused to institute him, from which refusal he has appealed to the apostolic see. The said vicarage being, as the pope has learned, still void, he hereby orders the above three to collate and assign it, value not exceeding 9l. sterling, to Walter, whether void as above, or by the resignation of the said Edward, or in any other way. Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xx. A. de Collis. Jo. de Aquilone. D. de Piscia. A.Ingheramius. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Maii.) [2 pp. + In the margin of the Rubricelle the name of the diocese is given as ‘Glasnen(sis)’ instead of ‘Glasguen(sis).’]

7 Paul II.

1471.
Non. June.
(5 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 202.)
To John Machgillabride, dean of Derry (Deren.). Grant, as below. Calixtus III. (upon being informed by him that the late Dermit Machblosayd had committed simony and was an open and notorious fornicator, and had given the goods, fruits etc. of the deanery for the use of his daughters, to the shame of the priestly order), ordered the prior of St. Mary's, Dumgermyn (recte Dungeimyn), in the diocese of Derry, and Eugenius Ougubuyn and Henry Omirgeasseryn, canons of Derry, to summon the said Dermit and others concerned, and if they found the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign the deanery to John; the said pope by the same letters dispensing him (who had been already dispensed by papal authority on account of illegitimacy, as the son of a priest religious of the order of St. Augustine, and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure), to receive and retain the deanery, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased. John's recent petition to the present pope contained that Nellanus Okaan, prior of the said monastery, proceeding after the death of the said Dermit to the execution of the said letters, made collation and provision of the deanery to John. who subsequently obtained a fresh provision from the apostolic see, and in virtue thereof obtained possession; and that a suit afterwards arose about the deanery between him and John Machblosayd, priest, of the said diocese, and that he has won against the latter three definitive sentences, the last of which became a res judicata. The said petition adding that some allege that the deanery became and is void otherwise than as above, the pope hereby grants to the said John Machgillabride (who alleges that he is in possession of the deanery, although the greater part of the fruits etc. are detained by the said John Machblosayd; that it has been declared by the metropolitan, the see of Derry being void, that the deanery belongs to Machgillabride; and that Donald Oqueroulan, priest, of the said diocese, under pretext of an expectative grace granted to him by the present pope, under which the said deanery is in no wise comprehended, has taken possession of a part of the said fruits, etc.) that each of the said letters and the consequences thereof shall hold good from the present date, and that the executors thereof shall make him provision of and induct him into the deanery, a major elective dignity with cure, value not exceeding 48 marks sterling, even if it be void by the death of the said Dermit Michblosay [sic], or in any other way. Vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xii. A. de Collis. Jo. de Aquilone. D. de Piscia. L. de Manzinis. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin:Junii.) [4 pp.]
15 Kal. May.
(17 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 243.)
To the prior of St. Mary's, Racgela, in the diocese of Limerick, and David Ohalynayn, canon of Clonmacnoise (Cluonen.). Mandate, as below. Lately there emanated from the present pope letters of the following tenour:Paulus etc. Ad perp. rei mem. Cum in omnibus iudiciis, which are registered in the first of his Registers de Curia, f. 142 (registrate de verbo ad verbum libro primo mere de Curia domini Pauli pape ii. [folio] cxlii.). (fn. 4) Seeing that, however, as the recent petition of Gerald de Geraldinis, clerk, of the diocese of Ardfert, contained, in the said diocese there are certain tithes, rights, possessions, rents, goods and buildings belonging to the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Huonea, in the diocese of Emly, commonly called Clothayncayth sive Farchimanach, which on account of the distance and the dangers of the roads have been wont to be granted to farm by the abbot of the said monastery, or his deputies, for periods of five years, sometimes to clerks and sometimes to laymen: that the said abbot or his deputies pay no heed to the ruin or desolation of the same, and rarely visit them; that some of the farmers wrongfully retain the said tithes, etc., allow the buildings to fall to the ground, and neglect divine worship and the cure of souls in the said place; seeing, moreover, that if the said tithes, etc., which the said Gerald with consent of the abbot and convent at present holds. and which he proposes to retain for five years, were granted to him for life for the accustomed and ancient farm and cess, he would strive to improve their condition, deliver them from the hands of wrongful possessors, and cause divine worship to be increased, the pope hereby orders the above prior and canon to summon the said abbot and convent and others concerned, and, if they find that it will benefit the said monastery, to grant the said tithes etc. to Gerald for life. Romanum decet pontificem. (L. Dathus. | xx. A. de Collis. Jo. de Aquilone. N. de Benzis. Collat. A. de Forliuio. No month in the margin.) [1½ pp.]

6 Paul II.

1470.
4 Non. May.
(4 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 264d.)
To the treasurer of Killaloe (Laonien.). Mandate to collate and assign to Rory Olonayn, priest, of the diocese of Killaloe, the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Kylmuri in the said diocese, value not exceeding 4 marks sterling, so long void, because Thomas Omullonay, after having obtained canonical collation, held it for more than a year without having himself ordained priest and without dispensation, that by the Lateran statutes its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see. although Donald Omechayn, priest, of the same diocese, who is to be summoned and removed, under pretext of a collation made to him by authority of the metropolitan (the see of Killaloe being void), after the said lapse, has detained it about eight years: whether it be void as above, or by the death of Donald Yhiki, or by the resignation of the said Thomas, or Donald Omechayn, or Donald Yhyki, or in any other way. Dignum arbitramur. (L. Dathus. | xx. N. Bregeon. A. de Vulterris.D. de Piscia. G. de la Fiera. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Junii.) [2½ pp. In the margin of the Rubricelle the name of the diocese, ‘Laonien.’, is omitted.]

7 Paul II.

1471.
12 Kal. June.
(21 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 266.)
To the provosts of St. Mary's, Bothlbile (recte Bothwile) and Hamylton, in the diocese of Glasgow, and the official of Glasgow. Mandate (at the recent petition of Duncan Bunche, canon of Glasgow, S.T.B., containing that he and Thomas Bulli resigned to the ordinary, for purpose of exchange, the canonry and prebend de Glasguscando (recte de Glasgu secundo) and the canonry and prebend of Renfreu, respectively, in the church of Glasgow, and that the said ordinary carried out the exchange, in virtue of which the said Duncan obtained possession of the said canonry and prebend of Renfreu, but now doubts whether the collation and provision made to him thereof hold good), to collate and assign to the said Duncan, who is also M.A., the said canonry and prebend of Renfreu, value not exceeding 20l. sterling; whether they be void as above, or by the resignation of Andrew and Duncan Bulli, or of the said Thomas [Bulli], or in any other way. Litterarum scientia, vite etc. (L. Dathus. | xxii. A. de Collis. Jo. de Aquilone. D.de Piscia. A. de Mucciarellis. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin: Junii.) [2½ pp.]

Footnotes

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On the back of the volume is the usual modern lettering: Paul. II.Sixt. IV. Secret. Lib. xvi. At the beginning of the volume is the front half of the original sheepskin binding, with contemporary notes, viz. ‘de anno viio,’ ‘non est totus rubricellatus,’ etc. An end-paper has: Pauli II.Bullar. Secret. Anno vi. vii. Tom. xvi. Adsunt alique bulle Sixti IV, to which a later hand has added the numbers of the folios on which they occur. One of these bulls of Sixtus IV falls within the scope of the present Calendar, and is analysed below. The leaf which follows announces the Rubricelle, thus: Secuntur Rubricelle libri xvi. bullarum sanctissimi domini nostri domini Pauli pape ii. excepta una bulla Sixti pape quarti pro confraterritate domus Sancti Spiritus de Caritate nuncupata Lauden., in octavo quinterno libri xvi. fo. clxxxx. Et est ultimus liber bullarum dicti domini Pauli, i.e. the last of the registers of the Littere secrete of Paul II. To this the same hand which has written the description ‘Pauli II. Bullarum,' etc., on the preceding leaf, has added: Adsunt etiam aliquæ Bullæ Sixti 4a fol. 9. The Rubricelle follow on the next leaf, and extend to 15 pages, ending with ‘Finis.’ The text embraces ff. 1–311, followed by f. 312 blank. On the bottom edge of the volume is also the usual contemporary description: xvi. bullarum [domini] Pauli

The bull of Sixtus IV mentioned above is of the first year of that pope, and is as follows:—

1471.
8 Kal. Sept.
(25 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 13.)
To Master Anthony de Grassis, a papal chaplain and auditor of causes of the sacred palace. Mandate etc., as below. It was set forth to Paul II. by James Lyndesay, priest, of the diocese of Brechin, that Thomas, bishop of Aberdeen, had carried out the exchange which the said James and William [Note continued p. 374]
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The date has been corrected from ‘Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno etc. mcccclxx. … anno septimo’ to ‘Rome apud Sanctum Marcum anno etc. mcccclvii. … anno quarto.’

Lyndesay wished to make of their respective benefices, namely, a canonry and the prebend of Croden in Aberdeen, and the precentorship (cantoriam) of the same church; that subsequently, upon Thomas Vaus, clerk, falsely claiming the said canonry and prebend, and despoiling the said William of his peaceable possession, and the latter appealing to the apostolic see, a cause arose between William and Thomas Hay, clerk (who had succeeded to Vaus), about the said canonry and prebend, William's provision of which Hay opposed, etc. The said pope, therefore, at William's instance, committed the cause, although it had not lawfully devolved to the Roman court, to the late Bernard Rovira, a papal chaplain and auditor, and then, on account of his death, to the above Master Anthony, who has proceeded, short of a conclusion; and upon the same pope's learning that the said William proposed to enter and make his profession as a canon of the order of St. Augustine, whereby his right in or to the said canonry and prebend would become void, he granted a mandate to the said auditor, under date 8 Id. Feb. anno 7 [1470–1], if he found that Hay had no right in or to the canonry and prebend, to surrogate the said James Lyndesay in and to all right belonging to William at the time of such profession, and collate and assign to him such right, and moreover collate and assign to him the said canonry and prebend themselves, value not exceeding 20l. sterling. The said pope's letters not having been drawn up by reason of his death, pope Sextus hereby decrees that his predecessor's grant shall take effect from the said date, and that the present letters shall suffice as proof thereof; with mandate to the above auditor to execute the same, collating and assigning the said canonry and prebend to James, and removing Hay and any other unlawful intruders, Rationi congruit. (L. Grifus. | xxvi. A. de Urbino.Baudetus pro computatore. A. de Senis. B. de Maffeis. Collat. G. Blondus. In the margin:Martii.) [5 pp.]

3 illis [litteris] in camera apostolica relictis, carumque tenore in quoddam [sic] instrumento inserto, quidem (recte quidam) procurator dicti Petri, eo nesciente et omnino ignorante, instrumentum ipsum et etiam unum rescriptum cuius copia, ut idem Johannes asseruit, reperiri non potuit ad partes Ybernie portavit, cuius sive quorum pretextu prior ipse
4 Paul II's bull against alienations, ‘Cum in omnibus judiciis,’ is printed passim, e.g. in Cocquelmes, Bullarium Romanum, tom. III, pars iii. (Rome, 1743), ad loc.