Vatican Regesta 374
1436-1438

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'Vatican Regesta 374: 1436-1438', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 8: 1427-1447 (1909), pp. 286-293. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104444 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Vatican Regesta, Vol. CCCLXXIV (fn. 1)

5 Eugenius IV

De Curia

1435[-6].
15 Kal. Feb.
Florence.
(f. 25.)
To all etc. Requesting safe-conduct etc., during three years, for Thomas Launcelevee, brother and turcopolier (frater et Tricoplerius) of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, who has to go on business of his own to divers parts, and for twelve companions. Cum dilectus filius. (A. de Florencia. de Curia. | Jo. de Steccatis.)
1435[-6].
8 Id. March.
Florence.
(f. 60.)
Annulment etc. as below. Martin V, upon learning that at the instigation of John, bishop of Glasgow, then chancellor of the realm of Scotland, and other prelates and clerks of the council of James, king of Scots, divers ordinances and statutes had been put forth to the manifest hurt of ecclesiastical liberty and the derogation of the authority of the apostolic see, gave commission [Cal. Lett. VII, p. 18] to Jordan, bishop [now] of Sabina, then of Albano, and Peter, [now] bishop of Albano, then cardinal priest of St. Stephen's on the Cœlian, to cite the said bishop to appear before them in person and make answer; gave commission, after the citation had been duly decreed by the said bishops Jordan and Peter, to William Croyser, archdeacon of Teviotdale, a member of the household and acolyte of the present pope, to execute it; and for that purpose sent him to divers parts as his nuncio and as nuncio of the apostolic see, as well as for other business concerning the Roman church, exempting him as regarded his benefices (ipsumque ad beneficia sua) from all jurisdiction etc. of any ordinaries, etc., and taking the same under the protection of himself and the said see, etc. [see below, Reg. Lat. CCCII, f. 298]. The said William, after duly executing the said citation, lawfully reproduced it before the said bishop Jordan (fn. 2) and Lewis, cardinal priest of St. Cecilia's (who had been substituted for the said bishop Peter, then absent from the Roman court), on account of which the said John and other prelates and clerks provoked the indignation of the said king against William, who being then at the said see and under its protection, was cited by letters of the said king to appear in the then forthcoming parliament to hear himself declared a traitor, all those of the said realm who were at the said see being forbidden, under penalty, to have dealings with him, as the king's enemy. Subsequently the said king sequestrated all the fruits etc. of William's benefices, and forbade his proctors to send him aught, until he should appear in the king's presence. Finally the king, by his letters and in his council, declared William a traitor and renewed the sequestration, the same being subsequently published in the said [Roman] court, wherefore William has appealed to the apostolic see and has petitioned the pope for a remedy. The pope annuls hereby the said royal letters, and all proceedings taken by the king or by his order or by any others, the said publications in the said court or without it, sentences of treason etc., sequestrations etc., restores William to his estate etc. as before the said commission was delivered to him, restores him to his benefices and the fruits etc. thereof, orders those who have taken the said fruits etc. to make restitution etc., under pain of excommunication (from which none but the pope shall be able to absolve, except in the hour of death), suspension, deprivation etc., 10,000 nobles of English money, and perpetual disability. Ad fut. rei mem.Romanus pontifex. (G. de Callio.) (In the margin is Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape.) [Printed in full in Theiner, Vet.Mon. Hibern. et Scot. p. 373, No. 745, from ‘Reg. Tom. XV (i.e. the present Register), fol. 60,’ and with date ‘Datum FlorencieMCCCCXXXV octavo Idus Maii (sic) anno quinto.’ See Raynaldi Annales, an. 1436, § 29, without indication of source, and with date: ‘Datum Florentiæ ….MCDXLVI, viii id. Maiianno vi.’ See also above, Reg. CCCLIX, ff. 246d sqq. and CCCLXVI, f. 149.]
1435[-6].
8 Id. March.
Florence.
(f. 62d.)
To Nicholas, cardinal priest of St. Cross in Jerusalem, John, cardinal priest of St. Peter ad Vincula, and Dominic, cardinal deacon of St. Mary's in Via Lata, and the abbots of Kelkow, Melros and Balmurynach in the dioceses of St. Andrews and Glasgow. Mandate, exemplifying the preceding, (fn. 3) to publish and execute the same. Hodie nostre emanarunt littere. (Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. | G. de Callio.) [2 pp.]

6 Eugenius IV

1436. (fn. 4)
6 Non. July.
Bologna.
(f. 102d.)
To Anthony, bishop of Urbino, nuncio of the apostolic see in the realm of Scotland. Appointing him (after consultation with, and with the counsel and assent of, Branda and Hugh, cardinal bishops of Porto and Tusculum, Anthony, John, Francis and Angelus, cardinal priests of St. Marcellus's, St. Laurence's in Lucina, St. Clement's and St. Mark's, and Lucidus, Prosper and Dominic, cardinal deacons of St. Mary's in Cosmedin, St. George's in Velabro and St. Mary's in Via Lata, respectively) nuncio of the pope and of the apostolic see in the said realm; with faculty to visit and reform all churches, monasteries, etc., exempt and non-exempt, bishops, abbots, etc., rectors etc., and with the necessary powers to punish, deprive, suspend, make fresh provision and collation, etc. Dum onus universalis gregis. (Jo. de Steccatis.) [2⅓ pp. See above, p. 229.]
6 Id. July.
Bologna.
(f. 103d.)
To the same. Faculty to him, whom the pope is sending as nuncio of himself and the apostolic see to Scotland for arduous business of the pope and the Roman church, to reserve to his gift, for collation to twelve clerks of his choice, twelve benefices, secular and regular, with or without cure, one in each diocese, even if canonries and prebends, priories, dignities etc., but not major nor principal dignities, nor conventual priories, of any value in the case of clerks who are masters of theology etc., or who are of noble or knightly race, in the case of other clerks value not exceeding 40l. sterling if the benefice have cure, or 30 if it have not. Benefices incompatible with benefices obtained in virtue of these presents are to be resigned, etc. Cum te ad regnum Scocie. (Poggius. de Curia. | Jo. de Augeroles.) [2¾ pp.]
5 Id. July.
Bologna.
(f. 105.)
To the same. Faculty to absolve twenty-five persons, secular and regular, who have laid violent hands on priests and clerks, to the extent of effusion of blood etc., and to dispense them on account of irregularity, etc. Cum etc. (Poggius. de Curia. L. de Riciis.)
6 Id. July.
Bologna.
(f. 105d.)
To the same. Faculty to dispense thirty persons in cases in which the pope's major penitentiary can do so, etc. Cum etc. (Poggius. de Curia. | Jo. de Cence.)
1436.
6 Id. July.
Bologna.
(f. 105d.)
To the same. Faculty to grant to fifteen persons of either sex, nobles, to have a portable altar. Cum etc. (Poggius. de Curia. | Jo. de Mota.)
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to dispense thirty persons on account of any kind of illegitimacy, to be promoted to all holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, and to be promoted etc. to secular honours, dignities and offices, etc. Cum etc. (Poggius.de Curia. | Ja. Bouron.)
Ibid.
(f. 106.)
To the same. Faculty to choose and appoint a fit priest as penitentiary and confessor, who may hear confessions and grant absolution in those cases in which the minor penitentiaries in the Roman court can do so. Cum etc. (Poggius. de Curia. | G. Colini.)
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to dispense twenty-five men and as many women, provided that they be nobles or grave persons, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred and affinity, or to remain in marriages contracted in ignorance of the said relationships; and to declare past and future offspring legitimate. Cum etc. ([Poggius. de Curia.] N. de Carbonibus.)
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to grant to twenty persons to choose any fit priest as their confessor, who may hear their confessions and grant them absolution, enjoining a salutary penance, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Cum etc. (Poggius. de Curia. | G. Bec.)
5 Id. July.
Bologna.
(f. 106d.)
To the same. Faculty to confer the office of notary public on fifteen persons, not married nor in priest's or other holy orders; with the form of oath appended. Cum etc. (Poggius.de Curia. | G. de Callio.)
6 Id. July.
Bologna.
(f. 107.)
To the same. Faculty to dispense ten ecclesiastical persons on account of defect of age, so that they may, after they have completed their twenty-second year, be promoted to the priesthood, and that they may, in case they have been already promoted, minister in their orders, and hold a benefice even with cure. Cum etc. ([Poggius. de Curia.] N. Cuper.)
Ibid. To all etc. Requesting safe-conduct etc. for the above nuncio, and for his retinue to the number of thirty. (Without limit of duration.) Cum venerabilem fratrem. (Poggius. de Curia. | Ja. de Viterbio.)
Ibid.
(f. 108.)
To John, bishop of Glasgow and Walter, abbot of St. Thomas the Martyr's, Aberbowothoc (sic), in the diocese of St. Andrews. Faculty, as soon as the visitation and reformation for which the above nuncio is being sent has been carried out, to recover from the clergy of the realm, by way of procurations or of a charitative subsidy, the thousand ducats (cf. f. 109) of the camera which by the pope's order they have caused to be given to the said nuncio for the expenses which he will sustain in going to Scotland. Cum de nostro mandato. (Poggius. de Curia. | G. de Sega.) [Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hibern. et Scot., p. 375, No. 746.]
4 Id. July.
Bologna.
(f. 109.)
To all princes etc. of the realm of Scotland. Requesting and exhorting them to assist the above nuncio in his mission as visitor and reformer of the clergy and ecclesiastical estate.Cum ad partes regni Scocie. (Blondus. de Curia. | Jo. de Montecinerc.)
5 Id. July.
Bologna.
(f. 109.)
To the above nuncio. Faculty to recover from John, bishop of Glasgow and [Walter,] abbot of St. Thomas the Martyr's, Aberbrothoc, and from their sureties, the 1,000 gold florins (cf. f. 108) of the camera which they, at whose instance the pope has decided to send a nuncio (cf. Reg. CCCLXVI, f. 148) to Scotland, promised at Bruges, in 1435, indiction 13, anno 5, to pay for the expenses of whatsoever nuncio the pope should send, as is contained in an instrument of Ivo Tanguidi, of the diocese of Tréguier (Trecoren.), notary public. The said bishop is not to be allowed to return to Scotland without express licence of the pope and of the said nuncio, or of the apostolic see. [See above, Reg. CCCLXXIII, f. 159.] (Ja Branchacius.) The letter, which begins ‘Venerabili fratri Antonino (sic) episcopo Urbinat. [in regno Scocie apostolice sedis nuncio, salutem etc. Cum te] ad partes regni Scocie apostolice sedis nuncium constituerimus …’ is here and in other places defective. [See an unfinished copy of the same faculty above, Reg. CCCLXVI, f. 148.]
6 Id. July.
Bologna.
(f. 118.)
To the same. Faculty to dispense, on account of defect of age, three ecclesiastical persons who are at an university, so that after they have completed their twentieth year they may be promoted to the priesthood and hold a benefice with cure. Cum te ad regnum Scocie. (Poggius. de Curia.| A. Policianus.)
12 Kal. Sept.
Bologna.
(f. 127.)
To Master Peter de Monte, I.U.D., papal notary, nuncio of the apostolic see, and collector of the camera in England, Scotland and Ireland. Faculty to him, whom the pope has lately [Reg. CCCLXXIII, f. 177d. sqq.] sent as nuncio and collector to the above realms and island, to absolve from excommunication any ecelesiastics thereof, secular and regular, who have obtained benefices simoniacally, to dispense them on account of irregularity, and to rehabilitate them, making fresh collation. He is to certify the camera as to names and dates as usual. Cum te dudum. (Poggius. de Curia. | Collata. M. de Pistorio.) [For other faculties granted to him at various dates see below, ff. 275 sqq., and above, Reg. CCCLXV, ff. 228 sqq. and CCCLXXIII, ff. 182 sqq.]
Ibid.
(f. 128.)
To the same. Faculty to grant to fifteen persons to choose their confessor, who may hear their confessions and grant them absolution, enjoining a salutary penance, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Cum etc. (Poggius. Gratis de m. d. n. p. | Collata. N. de Cremonensibus.)
12 Kal. Sept.
Bologna.
(f. 128.)
To the same. Faculty to grant to fifteen persons to choose their confessor, who may hear their confessions and commute their vows of pilgrimage (except only to the Holy Land and SS. Peter and Paul [Rome] and St. James [Compostela]) and abstinence. Cum etc. (Poggius. Gratis de m. d. n. p. | Collata.M. de Pistoria [sic].)
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to dispense twelve men and as many women, related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred or affinity, to marry, or to remain in marriages contracted in ignorance of the said impediments, but not consummated; declaring past and future offspring legitimate. Cum etc. ([Poggius. Gratis de m. d. n. p.] | Collata. M. de Pistoria [sic].)
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to grant to ten persons to take for seven years the fruits etc. of their benefices, except the daily distributions, whilst studying at an university, and not to be bound to reside. Cum etc. (Poggius. Gratis de m. d. n. p. | Collata. N. de Cremonensibus.)
Ibid.
(f. 129.)
To the same. Faculty to grant to ten persons of either sex, nobles, to have a portable altar. Cum etc. ([Poggius.] Gratis de m. d. n. p. | Collata. N. de Cremonensibus.) (Beneath this faculty is the following brief entry, subscribed ‘Blondus. de Curia. | M. de Pistoria’: Littera passus concessa Petro de Pisauro, Magistri Petri de Monte nuncio, cum tribus sociis etc., duratura per unum annum a data presencium computandum tantummodo valituris (sic), data Bononie mccccxxxvi, pontificatus nostri anno sexto. [See below, Reg. CCCLXXV, f. 4.])
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to confer the office of notary public on twelve persons, not married and not in holy orders; with the form of oath appended. Cum etc. (Poggius. Gratis de m. d. n. p. | Collata per me A. de Perusio. N. de Cremonensibus.)
Ibid.
(f. 130.)
To the same. Faculty to dispense twelve ecclesiastics, on account of defect of age, so that after they have completed their twenty-second year they may be promoted to all holy orders, and to dispense those who have been already so promoted to minister in their orders, and to hold a benefice with cure. Cum etc. (Poggius etc. as in the preceding.)
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to grant to twelve clerks, holding any benefices, to study civil law at an university. Cum etc. (Poggius. Gratis de m. d. n. p. | Collata per me A. de Perusio. M. de Pistoria [sic].)
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to dispense fifteen persons, on account of any kind of illegitimacy, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice with or without cure. Cum etc. (Poggius etc. as in the preceding.)

7 Eugenius IV

1437.
9 Kal. Oct.
Bologna.
(f. 191d.)
To all etc. Requesting safe-conduct etc., during one year, for John Ely, papal serjeant-at-arms and member of the pope's household, bearer of these presents, whom the pope is sending to the realms of England and Scotland and divers other parts on arduous business of the pope and the Roman church, and for his companions to the number of three. Cum dilectum filium. (Blondus. de Curia. | M. de Pistorio.) [See above, pp. 281, 282.]
3 Non. Oct.
Bologna.
(f. 195d.)
Littera passus concessa domino Roberto de Cavalcantibus sacri palacii apostolici auditori eundo ad regna Anglie et Scocie pro negociis domini nostri pape, cum sociis et familiaribus usque ad numerum vinginti (sic) etc. Datum Bononie Anno Incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quadringentesimo tricesimo septimo, Tercio Non. Octobris Pontificatus Nostri Anno Septimo. Jo. de Collis.” (At the beginning is ‘de Curia.’) [See above, pp. 266, 267.]

8 Eugenius IV

1438.
4 Non. June.
Ferrara.
(f. 275.)
To Master Peter de Monte, I.U.D, papal notary, nuncio of the apostolic see, and in England and Scotland and Ireland collector of the papal camera. Faculty to him, whom the pope lately sent on the above mission, to grant indult to ten persons to take for seven years, whilst studying at an university, the fruits etc. of their benefices, and not to be bound to reside.Cum te dudum ad Anglie. (De curia. | M. de Pistoria [sic].) [For other faculties granted to him at various dates see above, f. 127.]
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to dispense fifteen persons, on account of any kind of illegitimacy, to be promoted to all holy orders, even the priesthood, and hold one or two benefices with or without cure. Cum etc. (Subscribed as in the preceding.)
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to dispense twelve men and as many women to marry, notwithstanding that they are related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred or affinity, or to remain in the marriage which they have contracted in ignorance of the said relationship, provided that they have not consummated the same; and to pronounce offspring past and future legitimate.Cum etc. (Subscribed as ibid.)
Ibid.
(f. 276.)
To the same. Faculty to confer the office of notary public on twelve persons, provided that they be not married nor in holy orders, with the form of oath appended. Cum etc. (Subscribed as ibid.)
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to dispense twelve ecclesiastical persons, on account of defect of age, so that they may, after they have completed their twenty-second year, be promoted to all holy orders, even the priesthood, and that they may, in case they have been promoted, minister in their orders, and hold a benefice with cure. Cum etc. (Subscribed as ibid.)
1438.
4 Non. June.
Ferrara.
(f. 277.)
To the same. Faculty to grant to ten (fn. 5) persons of either sex, nobles, to have a portable altar. Cum etc. (Subscribed as ibid.)
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to grant to twelve persons to choose their confessor, who may give them absolution, etc., except in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Cum etc. (Subscribed as ibid.)

Footnotes

1 Described on the back as ‘To. 15’ and ‘Eug. IV. de Cur. An. v. vi. vii. viii.L[ib.] xv.’ On the original inside of a double parchment flyleaf, which formed the original cover, occurs in the hand of De Prætis ‘Eugenii IV. de Curia.An. v. vi. vii. viii. Libro (sic) xv. Tom. xix. On the original outside occurs, in a contemporary hand, ‘Regestrum bullarum de curia [Eugenii] quarti iiii,’ with other unimportant notes. The rubrice are headed ‘Registrum bullarum de curia domini Eugenii pape iiiiti quartum, inchoatum Florencie de anno domini millesimo quadragentesimo tricesimo quinto.’ At the end of the volume is another parchment leaf with the contemporary description, similar to the above, ‘Regestrum bullarum de Curia Eugenii iiii quartum.’
2 Jordano. Theiner has ‘Johanne.’
3 The register exemplifies the preceding letter in the abridged form: ‘Eugenius episcopus servus servorum dei. Ad futuram rei memoriam. Romanus pontifex precipuum super reges, etc., ut in precedenti bulla de verbo ad verbum,’ and continues: Cupientes igitur
4 This letter is dated 6 Non. Julii; those which follow are, with two exceptions, on ff. 105 and 106d, dated 6 Id. Julii.
5 ‘… concedendi utriusque sexus personis nobilibus, dcecim (sic) dictorum regnorum et insule …’ Cf. above, f. 105d ‘… concedendi quindecim utriusque sexus personis nobilibus illarum partium …’