Lateran Regesta 317
1432

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'Lateran Regesta 317: 1432', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 8: 1427-1447 (1909), pp. 435-449. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104470 Date accessed: 29 November 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. CCCXVII (fn. 1)

2 Eugenius IV

De Diversis Formis

1432.
17 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 1d.)
To the bishop of Adria. Mandate as below. The recent petition of Nemeas Ohenractaich, canon of Clogher, contained that although he formerly obtained, by collation and provision made to him by papal authority, the rural rectory called a comorbanship (plebania canorbania [sic] nuncupata) of St. Tierney's (Sancti Tygernaci), Cluaincoyr, (sic) and subsequently the rectory of St. Maeldoid's (Melldotus), Mucnam, both in the diocese of Clogher, on their successive voidance by the death of Henry Megmachuna and Philip Micgilaceanan, and was dispensed by the said authority to hold both together for life, in virtue of which collation and provision and dispensation he had held them for a number of years, nevertheless Thomas Ohe[n]rachtaych, clerk, of the said diocese, asserting that the rectory of St. Maeldoid's was void in a different way and that he had impetrated it from the apostolic see, prevented Nemeas's peaceable possession, and brought him before John Osyhig, canon of Clogher, as executor of papal letters in the matter of the said impetration; that Nemeas appeared before the said executor, and at his mediation agreed by oath to hold St. Maeldoid's for a year and more and to procure meanwhile at his own expense another benefice for Thomas of like value, failing which the said executor should proceed to execute the said letters and induct Thomas to St. Maeldoid's; and that Nemeas, keeping possession of St. Maeldoid's for such year and more, and taking the fruits, and considering the said agreement unlawful and simoniacal, did not observe the said oath nor procure such benefice. The said petition adding that Nemeas has resigned the said rectory, Thomas having obtained possession, and that he fears, on account of the aforesaid, to be molested in regard to St. Tierney's, the pope orders the above bishop to relax Nemeas's said oath, to absolve him from the guilt of perjury and from excommunication etc., enjoining penance, to dispense him on account of irregularity and rehabilitate him, and to grant to him, who has studied canon and civil law for several years, that the said collation and provision of St. Tierney's, value not exceeding 30 marks, shall hold good from the date of these presents, in whatsoever way it became void; notwithstanding that he was lately received by authority of the ordinaries as a canon of Clogher and of Armagh. Vite etc. (An. and P. de Montella. | An. Gratis pro deo. Septimo Idus Junii Anno Secundo. de Adria.) [See Cal. Lett. VI, p. 428, and VII, p. 42.]
12 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 6.)
To the archdeacon of Ossory. Mandate, at the recent petition of the dean and chapter of the church of Leighlin—containing that the Augustinian priory of St. Stephen, Leighlin, founded and endowed by the said church, has been void for about forty years by the death of prior Richard Walsche; that it is exposed to ruin; that its fruits etc. are reduced to not more than five marks; and that there has long been a dispute as to the right of taking the tithes in the lands of the manor of Wodstock and from the glebe in the diocese of Leighlin, belonging to the bishop for the time being or his mensa; and praying for the suppression of the said order in the priory, the extinction of the name and dignity of a priory, and its appropriation to their capitular mensa—seeing that in the city and diocese of Leighlin there are no fit persons to whom it is possible to write in the matter, to summon the bishop of Leighlin and others concerned, and if he find the facts to be as stated, to appropriate to the said church, for the daily distributions, the said priory, with its annexed churches and chapels and all its rights and appurtenances, and to apply and grant the said tithes to the said capitular mensa, value not exceeding 2 and 40 marks respectively, so that the said dean and chapter may take possession of the said priory, tithes, rights and appurtenances. The pope wills that the priory's said fruits shall be perpetually divided and converted into such distributions, and that the dean and chapter shall cause its cure of souls to be exercised by a fit priest, to be appointed and removed at their sole pleasure. Humilibus et honestis. (An. and Jo. de Crivellis. | An. l. de Adria.)
1432.
2 Non. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 8.)
Relaxation of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of the Assumption visit and give alms for the repair etc. of the Augustinian priory of St. Mary, Bettkelerd, in the diocese of Bangor, which, with its church and buildings, is in a ruinous state, has been burned, has had its means diminished by wars and calamities, and lacks ornaments, books and chalices. [Without limitation of the period of validity.] Univ. etc. Dum precelsa. (An. and Poggius. | An. xxvi. de Adria.)
17 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 18.)
To Malcolm (Macolino) Johannis, canon of Dunblane, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him—who has been successively dispensed by papal authority, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, (i) to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold two benefices, even if one had cure and were in a cathedral church, (ii) after he had been so promoted and had obtained, in virtue of the preceding dispensation, a canonry and prebend of Dunblane, collated to him by the said authority, to hold four other benefices with or without cure, compatible with one another and with the said two, even if in cathedral or metropolitan churches canonries and prebends, or in collegiate churches elective dignities, etc. with cure, and to resign them [simply or for exchange], as often as he pleased, and hold instead six other mutually compatible benefices [below, f. 30]; and who holds the said canonry and prebend, value not exceeding 24l. sterling, and has been for seven years, and still is, official-general of the episcopal court of Dunblane—to hold any other benefices with or without cure, of any number and kind, compatible with one another and with the aforesaid, even if they be canonries and prebends and elective dignities, major or principal accordingly, personatus etc., even if with cure, in cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them and the said six, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (An. and Jo. de Crivellis. | An. xxx.de Adria.)
14 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 23d.)
To David de Narne, canon of Glasgow, M.A. Dispensation to him—who has studied canon law for about four years in the university of Paris, and has been dispensed by papal authority, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, (i) to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, (ii) after he had been made a clerk, to hold one other compatible benefice, even if a canonry and prebend in a cathedral or a collegiate church, (iii) to hold four other mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, even if canonries aud prebends, dignities, major or principal accordingly, personatus etc., even if elective and with cure, in cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them, simply or for exchange; who holds a canonry and the prebend of Moffet in Glasgow, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, and to whom the present pope lately granted provision of a canonry, with reservation of a prebend and a dignity etc., even if elective and with cure, of Aberdeen, and of a benefice with or without cure in the common or several gift of the bishop and the prior and chapter of St. Andrews—at the petition also of king James, whose chaplain and a continual member of whose household he is, to hold for two years two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc. in cathedral or collegiate churches, not being two major nor two principal dignities, nor two parish churches, etc. Litterarum etc. (An. and A. Wyt. | An. xxiiii. de Adria.)
7 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 30.)
To Malcolm (Macolino) Johannis, canon of Dunblane, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation as below. After having been dispensed by papal authority, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold two benefices, even if one had cure and were in a cathedral church, and after having subsequently obtained the vicarage of Kyppan in the diocese of Dunblane, he was rehabilitated (on account of his having obtained and held, for some time, resigning the said vicarage, without any other dispensation on account of the said defect, a canonry of Dunblane and the prebend of Kyppan therein, on presentation by the patron Robert, duke of Albany, and institution by authority of the ordinary), had provision ordered to be made to him by papal authority of the said canonry and prebend, and was dispensed to hold them, in virtue whereof he now holds them, value not exceeding 24l. sterling. He is hereby dispensed to hold four other benefices with or without cure compatible with one another and with the said canonry and prebend, even if canonries and prebends and in cathedral, even metropolitan churches, or elective dignities etc. with cure in collegiate churches, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead six other mutually compatible benefices. Litterarum etc. (An, and G. de Elten. | An. xxvi. de Adria.) [See above, f. 18.]
15 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter s Rome.
(f. 52d.)
To John Gray, rector of Caldorecomitis in the diocese of St. Andrews, master of arts and medicine. Dispensation to him—who has been dispensed by papal authority, as the son of a married man and a nun, (i) to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, (ii) to hold two or three other mutually compatible benefices, even if canonries and prebends in cathedral churches, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, (iii) to hold a dignity, even if major or principal, and if with cure and elective, and to resign it, for exchange or simply; who holds the above church, and is litigating in the Roman court about the parish church of Lyston in the diocese of St. Andrews and about a canonry of Glasgow and the prebend of Renfraw therein, value not exceeding 40, 100 and 40 marks of old sterlings respectively; and who was lately dispensed by papal authority to hold for five years any three, and after the lapse of the said five years and for life to hold any two, benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if, etc., and to resign such two, simply or for exchange—to hold any benefices with or without cure, of any number and kind, compatible with one another and with the aforesaid, even if canonries and prebends, dignities, etc., and to resign all the aforesaid benefices simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (An. and P. de Montella. | An. xxxx.Septimo Kal. Septembris Anno Secundo. de Adria.) [See above, pp. 381–383.]
7 Id. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 56.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, at the recent petition of the master of the hospital of St. Cross of the town of Stratford on Avon (supra Abonam), of the ordinance ‘Univ.sancte matrisNoverit universitas vestra’ of Thomas [Polton], bishop of Worcester, sealed with his seal and dated in his manor of Hillyngden, 22 Feb. A.D. 1428 [-9], the third year of his translation, put forth by him in order to appease dissensions between the warden or guardian of the collegiate church of the said bishop's town (ville nostre) of Stra[t]ford on Avon and the chaplains in the oratory or chapel of the said hospital, the said warden or guardian alleging that the said chaplains are bound to take oath to him to observe the contents of a provincial constitution put forth by archbishop Robert Wynchelsey beginning ‘Presbyteri,’ and the said chaplains denying that they are bound to do so, in accordance with their foundation and the statutes and ordinances of Godfrey [Giffard], sometime bishop of Worcester.
Bishop Thomas ordains (i) that the said priests, present and future, shall take oath to the commissary of the bishop, (fn. 2) in presence of the said guardian or his proctor, that on Sundays and greater feasts when the people assemble for divine offices, or when a dead body is present or an anniversary is celebrated in the said church, they shall not begin their masses in the chapel of the said hospital before the Gospel at High Mass in the said collegiate church has been read, unless by the malice of the guardian the High Masses there be inordinately postponed in order to prevent the celebration of divine offices in the oratory of the said hospital; provided that if on the said Sundays and feasts any of the said priests or other neighbouring honest persons are obliged to go forth early in the morning, one mass only may be celebrated for them, privately and without any bellringing, by one of the said chaplains in their oratory; (ii) that they shall swear not to stir up strife, but rather to do their best to make concord, between the said guardian and his parishioners; (iii) that they shall swear not to hear confessions of the parishioners of the said guardian, nor of one another (nec inter se ipsos), without his licence, except by licence of superiors; (iv) that they shall swear not to receive for their own use, but to hand over in full to the said warden or his proctor all oblations made in the said chapel or oratory; (v) that they shall swear not to administer to any parishioners, nor to one another (nec inter se) any sacraments or sacramentals, except by licence of the said guardian or his proctor, nor celebrate nor receive trentals (tricennalia) to his prejudice; (vi) that they will not entice parishioners of the said collegiate church from hearing divine offices therein, but sustain its honour and do nothing to the prejudice of it or its warden; (vii) that if the said warden goes to their place, or if they meet him, they will salute him with reverence and behave to him fittingly and honestly; (viii) that once a year at least, namely on the wake (in foro scilicet dedicacionis) of the said church divine offices shall totally cease in the chapel of the said hospital, and all its priests and clerks shall assemble at the said collegiate church and assist at divine offices in their surplices, obey the warden or his deputy, and make their oblations at the principal mass, in order thus to show themselves to be parishioners of the said church. Bishop Thomas appends to his foregoing ordinance an exemplification of the above constitution of archbishop Winchelsey, viz. ‘Presbiteri necnon alii sacerdotes stipendiarii …. Rectores vel vicarii vel eorum loca tenentes debent benigne recipere juramentum predictum et habebunt copiam in ecclesiis de premissis,’ [as in Lyndwood Provinciale, Const. pp. 35 sq.] Ad fut. rei mem. Regimini universalis ecclesie. (An. and Ansclmus. | An. lx. de Adria.) [7 pp.]
5 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 63d.)
To the archbishop of Tuam. Mandate, after imposing penance for incest, to dispense to marry Emundus de Burgo and Furola (sic) inge Laartayd, of his diocese, who, not in ignorance that they were related in divers third and fourth degrees of kindred and affinity, have committed fornication; decreeing past offspring, if any, and future offspring legitimate. Oblate nobis. (An. and P. de Montella. | An. xviii. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 64.)
To the bishop of Annadown. The like in regard to Cormac Okynnan and Anastasia Yerlayd, of his diocese, who, not in ignorance that they were related in the third and fourth degrees of affinity, have committed fornication and had offspring, which, with future offspring, is to be decreed legitimate.Oblate etc. (An. and P. de Montella. | An. xviii. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 67.)
Relaxation of two years and two quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who visit and give alms for the repair or fabric of the below-mentioned chapel on the Sunday before the feast of St. Peter's Chains, on which day St. Patrick is specially venerated in the chapel of St. Patrick on the hill which is called Croagh Patrick (capella S.P. in Monte qui tumulus S.P. nuncupatur sita), whither resorts a great multitude, by whose alms the parish church of Achagauur in the diocese of Tuam is adorned with chalices and other ornaments. [Without limitation of the period of validity.] Univ. etc. Licet is. (Ja. and P. de Montella. | Ja. xx. Aprutin.)
6 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 88d.)
To the bishop of St. Davids. Mandate, if he find fit, to dispense Welwelyn (rectius Lewelyn) ap Madac ap Jeban (rectius Jevan) ap Phelip, scholar, of his diocese, on account of his illegitimacy as the son of a priest, professed of the Premonstratensian order, and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all holy orders and holy three compatible benefices with or without cure, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Ex parte dilecti filii Welwelyn. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xx. de Adria.)
7 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 96d.)
To the bishop of Glasgow. Mandate, at the petition of John Scot and Hawissa Turnbulle, of his diocese (containing that they formerly, not in ignorance that they were related in the third and third degrees of kindred, contracted marriage per verba legitime de presenti and had offspring, that sentence of divorce (divortii sententia) was delivered by the above bishop's ordinary authority, and that John and Hawissa were absolved by the same authority from the sentence of excommunication which they had incurred by the said contract: and adding that for the sake of the legitimacy of the said offspring etc. they desire to be joined together in marriage), if the facts be so, to dispense them, notwithstanding the said impediments of kindred, to contract marriage and remain therein, decreeing legitimate the said offspring and the offspring to be born of the said marriage. Oblate etc. (An. and Jo. de Crivellis.) | An. xxii.de Adria.) [Stuart, Gen. Hist. of the Stewarts, pp. 461 sq.]
Ibid.
(f. 96 bis, recto.)
To John de Staneton, clerk, of the diocese of Dunblane. Dispensation to him—who was dispensed by papal authority, 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, in virtue of which he was made a clerk; and to whom provision was lately granted by the said authority of a benefice with or without cure in the common or several gift of the with or without cure in the common or several gift of the bishops and the chapters etc. of St. Andrews and Dunkeld—to hold four other benefices with or without cure, compatible with one another and with the aforesaid benefice, even if canonries and prebends, elective dignities etc. with cure, not being major nor principal dignities, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (An. and Conilli. | An. xxiiii. de Adria.)
6 (fn. 3) Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 105.)
To Lewis Rede, rector of Lanreithow in Cornwall, in the diocese of Exeter, B.C.L. Dispensation to him—who is of noble race, and holds, besides the said church, a canonry of Abergwili in the diocese of St. Davids with the prebend of Tra[l]wng and a canonry of Wells with the prebend of Octava Cumba, value not exceeding 26l. and 8 and 8 marks respectively—to hold for three years with the said church one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if an elective dignity etc. with cure, provided that such dignity be not major nor principal, and that such benefice be not another parish church nor a perpetual vicarage. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxiiii. de Adria.)
12 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 110.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Mandate to absolve, and to dispense John de Ogilby and Cristiana Forestarii, of his diocese, after temporary separation, to contract anew the marriage which they formerly contracted per verba legitime de presenti and consummated, not in ignorance that they were related in the double third degrees of affinity; proclaiming legitimate the offspring to be born of such marriage. Oblate etc. (An. and Jo. de Crivellis. | An. xxviii. de Adria.)
14 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 111.)
To the same. Mandate to dispense Adam de Carketil and Elisabeth de Touris, of the dioceses of St. Andrews and Dunkeld, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the third degree of kindred. Oblate etc. (An. and Franchomme. | An. xx.de Adria.)
8 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 145.)
Relaxation, during twenty years, of two years and two quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of the dedication, the usual octaves and days, and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair, conservation and fabric of the parish church of Hurberton in the diocese of Exeter, which is exposed to ruin. (Univ. etc.Licet is. (An. and Cincius. | An. xxii. de Adria.)
Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 154d.)
To James Broys, canon of Aberdeen, M.A. Grant to him—who is a kinsman of king James, and to whom on 8 Kal. May anno 1 [1431] the present pope made provision of a canonry with reservation of a prebend and a dignity etc. of Aberdeen, and also of a benefice with or without cure in the common or several gift of the bishop and the dean and chapter etc. of Dunkeld, even if a canonry and prebend, elective dignity etc. with cure, in a cathedral or a collegiate church, provided that one of such dignities were not major in Aberdeen or such cathedral church, nor principal in a collegiate church, the pope requiring that upon his obtaining such dignity etc. or benefice with cure the said letters should be void as far as regarded a benefice incompatible therewith—that even after obtaining such dignity etc. or benefice, the said letters shall nevertheless hold good in regard to such other incompatible benefice; with dispensation hereby to hold for five years any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if they be elective dignities etc. with cure, and one of such dignities be major or principal, but not two parish churches. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (Ja. and H. Rayscop. | Ja. xxiiii.Quarto Id. Aprilis Anno Secundo. Aprutin.)
3 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 159d.)
To the bishop of Kildare. Mandate to dispense to marry James le Botiller, earl of Ormonde (Ermonie), and Elizabeth, daughter of Gerald, earl of Kildare, of the dioceses of Dublin (fn. 4) and Kildare, notwithstanding that on the side of the fathers of both of them they are related in the third, and on the side of James's father and Elizabeth's mother in the third and fourth degrees of kindred (ab utriusque suorum genitorum tertio, necnon a genitoris Jacobi predicti et genitricis ipsius Elizabeth lateribus tertio et quarto consanguinitatis gradibus insimul conjuncti sunt). Oblate etc. (An. and P. de Montella. | An. xxiiii. de Adria.) [See above, p. 31.]
2 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 160.)
To John Crosby, rector of Bryghtwel in the diocese of Lincoln. Grant—recapitulating Martin V's mandate to the bishop of Carlisle to rehabilitate and dispense him on account of his having mortally wounded a glover [above, p. 173], in execution of which bishop Marmaduke duly dispensed and rehabilitated him, after which he obtained the above church—that the said letters and the said proceedings hold good, notwithstanding that they did not mention his illegitimacy as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, on account of which he has been otherwise dispensed by papal authority. Vite etc. (B. and P. de Montella. | B. xx. Valven.) [See below, f. 165d.]
5 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 161d.)
To John Penthlyne, perpetual vicar of Luton in the diocese of Lincoln, I.U.B. Grant (recapitulating Martin V's dispensation to hold for five years with the parish church of Langanne in the diocese of Llandaff, value not exceeding 10 marks, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, as is contained in letters of the present pope, those of Martin V not having been drawn up on account of his death) that the said dispensation and letters, and their consequences hold good from the present date, as if the said letters stated the fact that at the date thereof he was holding, not the said church of Langanne, but the above vicarage of Luton, value not exceeding 60 marks. Litterarum etc. (Ja. and A. Wyt. | Ja. xvi. Sexto Id. Maii Anno Secundo.Aprutin.) [See above, p. 346.]
6 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 163.)
To Alice Burton, nun of the Augustinian (fn. 5) priory of St. Margaret, Bramhall, in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to her, the daughter of an unmarried nobleman and an unmarried noblewoman, to hold any benefice wont to be held by nuns of her order, even if a priory etc., and if elective, and to be elected etc. to any abbatial dignity of the said order. (fn. 6) Religionis zelus, vite etc. (An. and Jo. de Crivellis. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 165d.)
To John Crosby, rector of Bryghtwel in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him—who was formerly dispensed by papal authority, 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, after which, having been promoted to all minor orders, he obtained the above rectory, which his father held, not immediately before him (quam antea mediate genitor tuus obtinuit), value not exceeding 24l.; who is a B.A., and has studied canon and civil law for five or six years at an university, as he is still doing—to hold three other benefices with or without cure, compatible with one another and with the said rectory, and to resign them and it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (An. and N. Volrat. | An. xxiiii. de Adria.) [See above, f. 160.]
12 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 169.)
To Howel ap David, rector of Llanghyneuuen in the diocese of Bangor. Dispensation to him—who was formerly dispensed by papal authority, 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; and who is a B.A. and holds the above church, value not exceeding 13 marks—to hold four other benefices etc. as in the preceding. Vite etc. (An. and H. Raiscop. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
4 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 174d.)
To the bishop of Durham. Mandate to dispense to marry Christopher Conyers, donsel, and Marjory Eure, damsel, of his diocese, notwithstanding that they are related on both sides in the third and third degrees of kindred. Oblate etc. (An. and Jo. de Crivellis. | An. xx. de Adria.)
5 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 175.)
To John Biokholes (rectius Brokholes). rector of Tynby alias Tenebie in the diocese of St. Davids. Prolongation by five years of the two years during which he was lately dispensed by papal authority to hold with the said church one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible. John is a master of the chancery of Henry, king of England, and holds, besides the said church, canonries and prebends of York, Wells and Abergwylly in the said diocese, value altogether not exceeding 110 marks.Vite etc. (An. and H. Raiscop. | An. xxvi. de Adria.)
17 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 182d.)
To William, bishop of Dunkeld. Dispensation, seeing that the fruits etc. of his episcopal mensa have been so much diminished by the wars and other calamities which have long afflicted those parts and still go on, that he receives nothing from them, and that he has no place belonging to the said mensa where he can stay, to be presented to and instituted in, and to receive and hold with his church of Dunkeld, as long as he is bishop thereof, any benefice with or without cure, and to resign it, simply or for exchange. Personam tuam. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
17 Kal. May.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 187.)
To Thomas de Peblis, priest, of the diocese of Glasgow. Rehabilitation, he having formerly (after he had been dispensed by papal authority, 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, and in virtue thereof had been so promoted and had obtained the parish church of Bigare in the diocese of Glasgow, collated to him by authority of the ordinary) exchanged, without having obtained any other dispensation on account of the said defect, the said church with William Scot, priest, for the perpetual vicarage of Innerlethane in the said diocese, the exchange being carried out by the late William, bishop of Glasgow. He is to resign the said vicarage.Sedes apostolica. (An. and Jo. de Crivellis. | An. xvi. de Adria.) [See above, pp. 420, 421.]
5 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 194d.)
To James, bishop of Adria, residing in the Roman court. Mandate as below. On the voidance at the apostolic see, by the death there of William de Spalding, of the parish church of Colaise in the diocese of St. Andrews, Martin V made collation and provision thereof to James de Camera, [now] rector. At the recent petition of the said James, containing that the said letters did not mention that at the date thereof he had, as he still has, a spot which formerly grew suddenly (fn. 7) in his right eye, in spite of which he has several times, and publicly, celebrated mass and other divine offices, with the knowledge and toleration of the bishops of St. Andrews and their officials, and without scandal, the pope orders the above bishop, if he find that the said spot does not cause great deformity nor manifest scandal to the people, to decree that the said letters and their consequences have been and are valid, as if they mentioned the said spot, and as if William had been dispensed on account thereof, and that he could and can minister in his orders and celebrate mass and the said offices. Apostolice sedis. (Ja. (fn. 8) | Ja. xx. Aprutin.)
5 Non. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 196.)
To the bishop of Salisbury. Mandate to dispense William Barly and Margery Crawkys, of his diocese, to remain in the marriage which they formerly contracted per verba legitime de presenti and consummated, in ignorance that William's mother had been god-mother to Margery at her baptism, since learning which they have abstained, as they still do, from cohabiting; decreeing past and future offspring legitimate. Oblate etc. (Ja. and Hubanto. | Ja. xx. Aprutin.)
Non. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 197.)
Relaxation, during twenty years, of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of St. Brandan the Confessor and the dedication, the usual octaves and days, and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair etc. of the church of Annadown, of which the said St. Brandan is the patron, and which is ruinous by age and by the wars and other calamities which have afflicted and still afflict those parts, and is in need of books, chalices and other ornaments. Univ. etc.Licet is. | Ja. and Cincius. | Ja. xxvi. Aprutin.)
5 Non. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 197d.)
To Philip Machenregi, clerk, of the diocese of Achonry. Rehabilitation on account of his having held for three years without having himself ordained priest the perpetual vicarage of Kilbeach in the diocese of Achonry, value not exceeding 1 mark, which he obtained by collation made by authority of the ordinary, and which he has resigned. (Sedes apostolica. (Ja. and P. de Montella. | Ja. xvi. Aprutin.)
Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 209d.)
To James, bishop of Killaloe. Exemplification from the register of Martin V of the following letters of that pope:—
(i) Romani pontificis, addressed to James Olonyrgayn, elect of Killaloe, and dated at SS. Apostoli, Rome, 5 Id. Dec. anno 13 [1429], making provision to him, a priest, of the diocese of Killaloe, of the church of Killaloe, void at the apostolic see and therefore reserved to the said pope by the resignation made to Jordan, bishop of Albano, at the said see, by William Ohedian, canon of Lismore, as proctor, of Eugenius, now a bishop in the universal church, sometime bishop of Killaloe.
(ii), (iii) and (iv) Romani pontificis, addressed to the chapter of Killaloe, to the clergy and to the people of the city and diocese, and dated as above, recapitulating the preceding provision, and ordering them to obey the said elect.
(v) Ad cumulum, addressed to the archbishop of Cashel, and dated as above, recapitulating as in the preceding, and ordering him to favour and assist the said elect.
The pope decrees that the present exemplifications shall have the same force as the original letters. Provisionis nostre. (Ja. and P. de Montella. | Ja. lxx. Aprutin.) [8¼ pp. The four letters to the chapter etc. are given in full. See above, pp. 377, 378.]
14 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 217.)
To John Knyght, perpetual vicar of Peuesye in the diocese of Salisbury. Indult, during seven years, to take and to rent etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices whilst studying letters at an university, and not to be bound to reside. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Bath, the dean of London and the precentor (preceptori) of Salisbury. Vite etc. (An. and A. de Camporegali, Ja. Goier. | An. xiiii. xvi.de Adria.)
8 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 221.)
Relaxation, during twenty years, of four years and four quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of Holy Trinity, the usual octaves and days, and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair etc. of the church of Holy Trinity of the Friars Preachers’ house of Molynkear in the diocese of Meath, in which forty professed friars used to be maintained by alms, but which has suffered so much from long wars and other calamities that hardly eight in priest's orders reside therein, and that the buildings of the church and house themselves are threatened with ruin. Univ.etc. Licet is. (An. and M. de Pisis. | An. Gratis pro deo.de Adria.)
1432.
4 Kal. June.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 242d.)
To the bishop of Leighlin. Mandate, after imposing penance for incest, to dispense to marry David Obryn and Hone iny Nolan, of his diocese, notwithstanding that they are related in the third and in the double third and fourth degrees of affinity, and the third and fourth degrees of kindred, and have committed fornication and had offspring, which, with future offspring, is to be decreed legitimate. Oblate etc. (An. and P. de Montella. | An. xxiiii. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 247d.)
To John Perton, rector of Cheverel Magna in the diocese of Salisbury. Indult, during seven years, to take and to rent etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of the said church and of his canonry and prebend of the church of St. Chad, Shrewsbury, and of his other benefices, whilst studying letters at an university, and not to be bound to reside. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Adria and London, and John de Obizis, canon of Ferrara. Vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten. Jo. Rode. | An. xv. xvii. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 251d.)
To the bishop of Ross. Mandate (seeing that for certain causes the bishop of Aberdeen [Henry de Leighton] is not to be written to in the matter) to dispense Andrew de Glaster and Janet (Joneta) de Lychton, of the diocese of Aberdeen, to contract anew the marriage which they formerly contracted per verba legitime de presenti and consummated in ignorance of the existence of an impediment of spiritual relationship arising from the fact that Andrew received the sacrament of confirmation from a certain catholic bishop (antistite), Janet's father; proclaiming past and future offspring legitimate.Oblate etc. (An. and A. Wyt. | An. xx. de Adria.)
14 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 263d.)
To Griffin, bishop of Ross. Grant as below. Martin V reserved to his gift, to be held by Griffin in commendum until he should obtain possession of the administration of the goods of his said church of Ross, or of another church, three or four benefices with or without cure, secular or regular, even if priories, of any patronage, in the province of Reims or Tours; after which, as his petition to the present pope contained, in the cause long ventilated before a certain auditor of causes of the apostolic palace between him and William Cherpin, then a monk of the Benedictine monastery of Saint-Jacut in the diocese of Dol, about the Benedictine priory of Locminé (de Loco monachorum) in the diocese of Vannes, which Griffin had obtained in commendam in virtue of the said letters, the said William obtained a definitive sentence by which the said priory was collated and adjudged to him, and perpetual silence imposed on the said bishop, who was absent from the Roman court and undefended, from which sentence, as soon as he heard of it, he appealed to the apostolic see, although after ten days from its promulgation. Seeing that he, being in possession of the said priory, has this day resigned to the pope all right in or to it by his proctor, John Colini, rector of Orgères (de Orgeriis) in the diocese of Rennes, and that the pope has admitted it and has, by other letters, extinguished the said suit, if pending by reason of the said appeal, the pope hereby grants and assigns to him, until he obtains the said administration, a yearly pension of 50 gold crowns on the fruits etc. of the said priory, to be paid, under stated penalties, by the said William, who has consented, and by his successors, in the city of Vannes, half at Christmas, and half on the Nativity of St. John Baptist; notwithstanding the statutes and customs of the Benedictine monastery of Saint-Gildas [-de-Ruis] (Sancti Gildasii Ruien.), in the diocese of Vannes, on which the said priory depends. Personam tuam.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Saint-Brieuc, and the abbots of Saint-Melaine (Sancti Melani) near Rennes and Saint-Jacut de Insula in the diocese of Dol. Personam venerabilis fratris. (An. and Anselmus. N. Volrat. | An. xiiii. xvi. Sexto Kal. Septembris Anno Secundo. de Adria.) [The letter of grant and the concurrent mandate are both cancelled with strokes, and a note in the margin has: Cassate et alibi registrate propter mutationem judicis, An. de Adria.]
2 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 275.)
To Walter Gilbert, rector of Blacmayston (sic) in the diocese of Canterbury. Indult to receive and to hold for life, together with the said church, value not exceeding 3l. sterling, even without licence of the ordinary, any compatible benefice or office, even if it be of the patronage of laymen in the province of Canterbury, notwithstanding the statutes and constitutions of the church of Canterbury forbidding the holding with a parish church of a benefice in the province, without special licence of the ordinary. Vite etc. (An. and N. Volrat. | An. xx. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 275d.)
Relaxation, during twenty years, of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of St. Be[u] no and the dedication, the usual octaves and days, and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair and conservation of the collegiate church of St. Be[u]no, abbot and confessor, Clannecuaur, in the diocese of Bangor, which is also parochial. Univ. etc. Licet is. (Ja. and Cincius. | Ja. xxvi. Aprutin.)
6 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 289d.)
Relaxation, valid in perpetuity, of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Michael, from the first to the second vespers, visit and give alms for the conservation and fabric of the collegiate church of St. Michael Royal (in Riola), London, which is also parochial. Univ. etc. Et si in cunctis. (Ja. and Cincius. | Ja.xxiiii. Aprutin.)
4 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 293d.)
To William Bothe, rector of Leght in the diocese of Lichfield. Prolongation as below. Martin V dispensed him to hold for three years with Leght any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible [Cal. Lett. VII, p. 459]; and the present pope, upon its being set forth to him by William that he had obtained the archdeaconry of Middlesex, a non-major dignity, prolonged the said three years, about to end, by other two, and dispensed him to resign meanwhile the said church and archdeaconry, simply or for exchange [above, p. 324]. The pope now, at the petition of William, who is of noble birth, and still holds the said archdeaconry, which has cure, and the said church, value together not exceeding 200 marks, and the canonries and prebends of Consumpta-per-Mare in London and Cherdestoke in Salisbury, value together not exceeding 60 marks, prolongs the said two years by other seven. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (Ja. and A. Wyt. | Ja. xxv. Aprutin.)
2 Non. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 305.)
To John Flemy[n]g, canon of Brechin, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him—who was dispensed by papal authority, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, (i) to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, (ii) after he had been so promoted and had obtained the chapel of St. Mary, Kilgerre, in the diocese of Dunkeld, to hold two or three other benefices compatible with one another and with the said former benefice, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, once only, and hold instead four compatible benefices; and who holds the said chapel, without cure, the parish church of Fuchnevin in the said (sic) diocese, and a canonry and prebend of Brechin, value altogether not exceeding 30l. sterling—to hold two other benefices with or without cure, compatible with one another and with the aforesaid, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead six compatible benefices. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. Goyer. | An.xxiiii. Septimo Kal. Septembris Anno Secundo. de Adria.)

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual Italian description Eugenio IV. 1432.Anno 2. Lib. 25.’ On the bottom edge is the contemporary description ‘Primus de diversis formis anno secundo domini Eugenii pape iiiiti.’ A flyleaf has only modern notes, e.g. ‘Vidi pro R[everenda] C[amera] A[postolien] Hib. Ang.’
2 Coram nostro out nobis successoris cujuscunque commissario.’ The pope's recapitulation of the bishop's letters has ‘coram co (sic) aut cujusuis sui (sic) successoris commissario.’
3 'sexto,’ substituted in the margin for ‘Quinto’ by An[dreas de Adria].
4 The words ‘Dublinen. et’ are added in the margin, with note: Correctum de mandato domini B[lasii patriarche] Graden. Cancellariam regentis, An. de Adria.
5 The text is moniali prioratus sancte Margarete de Bramhall ordinis sancti Benedicti Augustini Saresbirien. dioc., the word Benedicti (instead of Augustini) being cancelled by a stroke of the pen and A[ndrea]s writren over it.
6 The clause in italics is added in the margin by An[dreas de Adria].
7 Inopinate’ is substituted in the margin for ‘preter sui culpam,’ with note:Cassatum et correctum de mandato domini B[lasii patriarche] Graden. [Cancellariam] Regentis, Ja. Aprutin.
8 The usual second name in the margin is not given.