Lateran Regesta 261
1425-1426

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'Lateran Regesta 261: 1425-1426', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 7: 1417-1431 (1906), pp. 452-458. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104371 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, VOL. CCLXI (fn. 1)

9 Martin V (cont.)

De Regularibus

1426.
3 Non. June.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 9.)
To [—] Henton, canon of the Augustinian priory of St. Frideswide, Oxford. Indult to resign to the ordinary, once only, his perpetual vicarage of Merston in the diocese of Lincoln, simply or for exchange, and hold instead a similar or dissimilar benefice, and to resign in like manner such and any other benefices as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc.
9 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 31.)
To the provost of the church of St. Stephen, Vienna, in the diocese of Passau. Mandate, in consideration of the losses which they have suffered and daily suffer from the invasions of the Hussites, to relieve abbot Nicholas and the convent of the Benedictine monastery of the Scots, Vienna, from their obligation to pay a life pension of 80 gold ducats a year to Thomas, their deposed abbot, Nicholas's predecessor, now abbot of the Benedictine monastery of St. James without the walls of Würtzburg (Herbipolen.). Sincere deuocionis affectus.
19 Kal. Feb.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 60.)
To the dean of Clonfert. Mandate to cause William Omadadayn, canon of Clonfert, to be received as a canon of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary de Portupuro, Clonfert, and to receive his profession; notwithstanding that he holds a canonry and prebend of Clonfert and the rectory of Ceandiuagid in the diocese of Clonfert, value not exceeding 4 marks, which he is to resign. Cupientibus vitam.
Non. Feb.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 82d.)
To the same. Mandate, at the recent petition of Patrick Yclinnan and other friars of the third order of St. Francis, called the order of Penitence in Ireland — containing that formerly Walter de Burgo, lord of Congnacnicuile, chief of his sept (capitaneus sue nacionis nuncupatus), and his brothers, of the diocese of Tuam, and a number of other faithful of those parts gave to the said Patrick, friars and order, certain possessions and lands in the said and other dioceses, for the founding of houses and monasteries and churches, and that in one of the said possessions, within the said diocese, Patrick and the said friars have begun to build, with licence of the ordinary, a house or monastery with church, bell-tower, bell, cloister and other offices—if he find the facts to be as stated, to confirm the said possessions to the said Patrick, friars and order, and to grant them licence to complete the said building, with church, cemetery, bell-tower, bell, houses and other offices, to retain and inhabit the same, to receive and retain gifts of lands etc., to beg alms and convert them to the said building etc., and to say and celebrate divine offices according to the manner of the Roman court. The above dean is to further grant that the friars and sisters of the said order in Ireland, who hear divine offices and receive the sacraments in their own churches, cannot be compelled by parish priests and others to do so elsewhere. Piis fidelium votis.
12 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 89.)
To John Philippi, a Friar Minor. Dispensation to him, the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold any offices etc. wont to be governed by Friars Minors. Religionis etc. (Ja. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. de Cerretanis.)
12 Kal. April.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 104.)
To the Benedictine prioress and convent of Poleslo in the diocese of Exeter. Indult, when they leave the monastery on its business, to have a portable altar, on which they may cause mass and other divine offices to be celebrated by their own or other fit priest in presence of themselves and the members of their household. Sincere deuocionis affectus.
4 Non. March.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 110.)
To Cormac Occallanayn, canon of Annadown. Mandate, at the petition of William Pulard, a Friar Minor of the house de la (sic) lymclayr in the diocese of Annadown, containing that once, when he was in priest's orders, he and several others, clerks and laymen, playing at a game in which the players held a long thin blunt-pointed stick (virgam longam subtilem et in anteriori parte obtusam), which they threw (ribrarent) one after the other, he accidentally struck on the temple near the ear one of the players, Donald Ohaschin, a layman, and that the blow produced a small wound from which, after half a year, during which Donald went about eating and drinking, thanks to his own bad treatment and the unskilfulness of his surgeons, he died; and adding that William was not otherwise guilty of Donald's death —if he find the facts to be as stated, to rehabilitate him, dispense him on account of irregularity, and dispense him to minister in his orders. Sedes apostolica, pia mater. [Eubel, Bullarium Franciscanum, VII, p. 649, No. 1697.]
2 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 120d.)
To John Stokton, Augustinian canon of St. John the Evangelist's in Helaghe Parke, in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who is a priest, the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all dignities etc. of the said order and house. Religionis etc.
3 Kal. Feb.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 159d.)
To the archdeacon and Laurence Ofruan and Lewis Ochinari, canons, of Clonmacnoise. Mandate to collate and assign to William Oduarlla, Augustinian canon of St. Mary's, Galynd, in the diocese of Clonmacnoise (who lately received papal dispensation, as the son of Donatus Oduarlla, priest, also a canon of St. Mary's, and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders), the priorship of St. Mary's, with cure, net value not exceeding 8 marks, void and therefore reserved, under the pope's late general reservation of all conventual priories, by the death of Patrick Oduarlla, the said Donatus, who has for more than five years unduly detained, as he still does, possession under pretext of election by the convent after and against the said general reservation, being summoned and removed. Religionis etc. (Ja. xxv. Sexto Non. Marcii Anno Nono. de Casatiis.)
6 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 173d.)
To the abbot of Feversham in the diocese of Canterbury. Mandate, at the recent petition of the prior and chapter of the church of Canterbury, if he find the following appropriations to have been made to their meusa lawfully and for reasonable causes, to confirm them, namely of the parish church of Godmisham and its annexed chapel of Challok, the parish church of Westerham and its annexed chapel of Edynbregge, the parish church of Frennyngham and its annexed chapel of Creton, the parish churches of Munketon and Eastri and certain chapels annexed to them, and the parish churches of Westwell, Westclyve by Dover, Feyrfelde, Sesaltre, Mepham and Depham, in the dioceses of Canterbury, Rochester and Norwich, and a number of others [not here named]. Hiis que pro dei.
Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 179.)
To Henry de Driden, Augustinian canon of Holyrood, Edymburgh, licentiate of canon law. Dispensation to him (who after having, when a clerk, entered and made his profession as a canon of Holyrood, and caused himself to be promoted to all holy orders, received successive papal dispensations, as the son of a married man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted (i) to all administrations and offices of his order, (ii) to benefices wont to be governed by canons of his order, (iii) to dignities, even abbatial, of his order, after which dispensations he obtained the perpetual vicarage of St. Cuthbert near the said town, wont to be governed by canons of his order, and, resigning it, was appointed abbot of Holyrood, subsequently resigning the abbey to bishop Henry and having a yearly life pension of 30l. (cf. f. 184d) of old sterlings reserved to him by the said bishop, to be paid by the abbots for the time being, and obtaining from abbot Patrick the priory of St. Mary de Trahile, of the said order, in the diocese of Whiteherne, an administration without cure, which he has likewise resigned to the said abbot) to hold any benefice with or without cure, wont to be governed by Augustinian canons, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, litterarum etc. (Pe. xx. Quinto Kal. Junii Anno Nono. de Casatiis.) [See above, p. 368.]
5 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 184d.)
To the bishop of Alet, the abbot of Kelso (Calcouien.) in the diocese of St. Andrews, and the archdeacon of Glasgow. Mandate as below. The recent petition of Henry de Driden, canon of Holyrood, Edymburgh, licentiate of canon law, contained that on the voidance of the perpetual vicarage of Faukirk in the diocese of St. Andrews, wont to be governed by canons of Holyrood, by the resignation to bishop Henry, of James Cameron, canon of Holyrood, abbot Patrick and the convent, in accordance with ancient custom, presented him to the said bishop, who instituted him, by virtue of which presentation and institution he obtained and holds possession, but doubts whether the said presentation etc. hold good. The pope, having learned that the said vicarage is still void, hereby orders the above executors to collate and assign to the said Henry (who is a priest, and who when a clerk etc., as in the preceding mandate, which is here recapitulated, with abridgement, as far as the end) the said vicarage, value not exceeding 20l. of old sterlings, whether it became void as stated, or in any other way; notwithstanding that a yearly life pension of 20l. (sic) of old sterlings was lately assigned to him by authority of the ordinary from the abbatial mensa of Holyrood. Religionis zelus, litterarum etc. (Pe. xxiiii. Kal. Junii Anno Nono. de Casatiis.)
11 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 188.)
To the archdeacon of Clonmacnoise. Mandate to grant in commendam to Gregory Omayl, clerk, of the diocese of Clonmacnoise, whom the pope lately ordered the said archdeacon to cause to be admitted as a monk of the Cistercian abbey of St. Mary, Granard, in the diocese of Ardagh, and to receive his profession, and who lately received papal dispensation, as the son of a bishop (antistite) and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after he has so admitted him and has received his profession, the perpetual vicarage, value not exceeding 8 marks, of Fuygre in the diocese of Clonmacnoise, void and reserved by ‘Execrabilis’ because Lewis Odalachan, when holding lately the deanery of Clonmacnoise, a major dignity, obtained it and held it with the said deanery. Vite etc. (Pe. xx. Secundo Non. Junii Anno Nono. de Casatiis.)
4 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 192.)
To the abbot of Driburch in the diocese of St. Andrews. Mandate, at the recent petition of William, Benedictine abbot of Kelso (Calkouien.) in the said diocese, immediately belonging to the Roman church—containing that in the parish church of St. James, Roxbuich (sic), in the diocese of Glasgow, a perpetual chaplaincy was founded by the late Roger de Aldton, layman, and that divine office was long celebrated by a chaplain at certain times of the year for the welfare of the souls of the said founder and his wife and friends, but that on account of the ruin of the said church in the border wars the saying of the said office has been long neglected and is not likely to be soon resumed—if the rector and the founder's heirs consent, to grant licence to the said abbot to cause the said office to be celebrated in a fit chapel of his monastery by a secular or regular priest, even a priest of the monastery, appointed by the said abbot (who asserts that to him belongs by ordinance of the said founder the choice of a chaplain), until the said church returns to its due state and the said chaplaincy to its wonted revenues, applying all the revenues of the said chaplaincy to such priest. Humilibus et honestis.
7 Id. June.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 196d.)
To John, prior of Canterbury. Indult, on account of his old age and bodily weakness, that his confessor may, as often as he thinks expedient, dispense him to eat flesh meat outside the precincts during Advent, Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima weeks, and on every Wednesday of the year, when the use of flesh is not otherwise forbidden. Exigit tue magne.
1425.
4 Id. Dec.
SS Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 197.)
To Thomas Mersche, Gilbertine canon of St. Catherine's without the walls of Lincoln. Appointing him, who has studied theology for several years at Cambridge and other universities, a minor papal penitentiary in St. Peter's, Rome, and in the Roman court. Before beginning to exercise the office he is to take oath (appended) to Jordan, bishop of Albano, the pope's major penitentiary. Religionis etc.
5 Id. Dec.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 217.)
To the bishop of Killaloe. Mandate to collate and assign to Donatus Okagayn, clerk, of the diocese of Killaloe (who lately received papal dispensation, as the son of a priest, an Augustinian canon, and an unmarried woman, to be promoted etc., as above, f. 188, after which he had himself tonsured, and whom the pope has this day ordered the above bishop to cause to be admitted as a canon of the Augustinian abbey of Clar in the said diocese and to receive his profession), after Donatus has been so admitted and has made his profession, the priory of Inyscronayn, of the said order and diocese, conventual, with cure and elective, dependent on and wont to be governed by canons of Clar, net value not exceeding 6 marks, void and reserved, under the pope's late general reservation of all conventual priories, by the death of Nemeas Ograda; Nicholas [son] of Richard Medonis, canon of the said monastery [of Clar], who has for more than two years detained possession without canonical title [see above, p. 181], being removed. Vite etc. (Pe. xx. Quarto decimo Kal. Februarii Anno Nono. de Casatiis.)
10 Kal. Jan.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 240d.)
To the prior of St. Mary's, Kyllmoyrnassinnna, in the diocese of Elphin, and the dean and Laurence Obeollayn, canon, of Elphin. Mandate to cause to be received as a canon of the Augustinian priory of St. Mary, Cluayntyascer[t] anassinnna, in the diocese of Elphin, at present void, and to receive the profession of, Matthew Maceylyd, clerk, of the same diocese. Cupientibus vitam.
Ibid.
(f. 241.)
To the same. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding (here with the spelling Cluayntyascertanassinna), to collate and assign to the above Matthew, after he has been thus admitted and has made his profession, the said priory, [conventual], with cure and elective, net value not exceeding 16 marks, void and reserved, as in f. 217, by the death of Hector Maccyago; Maurianus Mageanulyd, canon thereof, who has for more than five years detained possession under pretext of an election made by the convent and confirmed by authority of the ordinary, being removed. Religionis zelus, etc. (Ja. xx. Tercio Non. Marcii Anno Nono. de Cerretanis.) [See pp. 63, 64.]
13 Kal. Jan.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 242d.)
To John Bouer, Cistercian monk of Beaulien (de Bellolocoregis) in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to him (who is the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, and who, after making his profession in Beaulien, had himself ordained deacon) to hold any benefices of his order and any dignities thereof, even that of abbot. Religionis etc.
1426.
Kal. April.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 263.)
To the abbot of Cella Nigra, Derry, and Maurice Okathan and Maurice Macblosgaidh, canons of Derry. Mandate to collate and assign to John Okeandhealagh, priest, of the diocese of Derry (who lately received papal dispensation, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted etc. as above, f. 188, and whom the pope has this day ordered the above three to cause to be admitted as a canon of the Augustinian priory of St. Mary, Dungevin, in the said diocese, and to receive his profession), after they have caused him to be thus admitted and have received his profession, the said priory, conventual, elective and with cure, value not exceeding 16 marks, void and reserved, as above, f. 217, by the death of John Omuireagaidh; although Philip Omuireagaidh, priest, of the diocese of Derry, who is to be removed, obtained when holding it the parish church [cf. above, p. 400] of Bothdomphnaidh in the said diocese, wont to be held by secular clerks, and held both together for some months, and has detained possession of the said priory for more than five years. Religionis zelus, etc. (Pe. xxvi. Quinto Kal. Junii Anno Nono. de Casatiis.) [See also above, p. 62.]
15 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 264d.)
To the abbot of St. Columba's, Iona (Hy Insula), in the diocese of Sodor, and the archdeacon and the official of Sodor. Mandate to cause Dugald, [son] of Alexander Maccan, rector of St. Comganus's, Ardnamorchan, in the diocese of Argyll (who lately received papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all [even holy] orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he obtained the above church) to be received as a canon of the Augustinian priory of St. Columba in Insula de Orbkansa in the diocese of Sodor, and to receive his profession; and thereafter to collate and assign to him the said priory, with cure and elective, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, void and reserved, as above, f. 217, by the death of Maurice Brichi; although Donald Moricii, canon of the same, who is to be removed, and who is an illegitimate son of the said Maurice, has detained possession for more than six years without canonical title; whether it became void as stated, or by the resignation of the said Maurice, or otherwise, and notwithstanding that Dugald, who is hereby dispensed on account of the said defect to hold the said priory, holds the above church, value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, which, as he has offered, he is in due course to resign. Vite etc. (Pe. xxx. Id Junii Anno Nono. de Casatiis.)
2 Id. June.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 267d.)
Exemplification, with the force of the original, at the instance of John, minister-provincial of the Friars Minors of the province of England, of Gregory XI's letters Ad perp. rei mem. Ad Romani pontificis prouidenciam, dated at Avignon, 5 Id. Nov. anno 3[1373], which the pope has caused to be inspected in his chancery, ordaining (upon information that a number of religious, including mendicants, take advantage of their having been made papal chaplains to refuse obedience and without their superiors’ licence to leave their houses and in some cases to go to the Roman court under pretext of their privileges as papal chaplains) that all religious of all, even mendicant orders, who are and shall be papal chaplains, shall be in all respects subject to their superiors, as if they were not papal chaplains, notwithstanding past or future grants, general or personal, to papal chaplains of exemptions and other privileges etc. Ad. fut. rei mem. Tenor quarundam litterarum. [The above ordinance of Gregory XI is printed in Cocquelines, Bullarium Romanum, tom. III. part ii. (Rome, 1741), p. 354, where the incipit is Per Romani …]
2 Non. June.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 297.)
To the Benedictine prior and chapter of the church of Canterbury. Licence, at their recent petition (containing that out of reverence for St. Thomas the Martyr a great multitude resorts thither from divers parts of the world, and that there has been at times, by reason of pestilences and other misfortunes, a lack of ministers, especially of those in holy orders and the priesthood) that during five years any of the monks may be promoted to the subdiaconate, the diaconate and the priesthood on attaining their seventeenth, nineteenth and twenty-second year respectively, by any catholic bishop, without requiring licence of the ordinary. Exigit vestre deuocionis sinceritas.
2 Non. July.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 309)
To the bishop of Saint-Brieuc (Briocen.), the archdeacon of Glasgow, and the official of St. Andrews. Mandate to collate and assign to John de Bolden, Augustinian canon of St. Mary's, Joddwortht, in the diocese of Glasgow, licentiate of canon law by examination, the still void claustral priorship of the said monastery, value not exceeding 2l. sterling, which became void by the promotion, by authority of the ordinary, of Walter to be abbot of the same, and of which the said abbot and the convent made, in accordance with ancient custom, collation and provision to the said John, who has obtained possession in virtue thereof, but who doubts whether the said collation and provision holds good. Religious zelus, litterarum sciencia. Vite etc. (Ja. xx. Secundo Kal. Augusti Anno Nono. de Cerretanis.) [See above, p. 370.]

Footnotes

1 On the back is the usual modern ‘Lib. 116.’ On the top and bottom edges is the contemporary description: Primus de Regularibus Anno Nono Martini. A flyleaf has, in the usual modern hands ‘Vidit Rmus. D. Contelorius’ … ‘Lib. cxvi