Vatican Regesta 557
1473

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'Vatican Regesta 557: 1473', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 13: 1471-1484 (1955), pp. 17-22. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104960 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Vatican Regesta, Vol. DLVII.

Bullarum Communium Lib. VII. Tom. XII.

2 Sixtus IV.

1472[–3.]
4 Kal. March.
(26 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 16r.)
Appropriation in perpetuity to the archiepiscopal mensa of St. Andrews, of the parish churches of Lessuade and Tonygam (? recte Cony[n]gam) and Fortewyot, and of the places of Unchbryok and Tannades and Fedyrckerii and Kynnell, in the diocese of St. Andrews. Ad perp. rei mem. Universalis ecclesie regimini. [In the margin: Aprilis. 32/3 pp. Theiner, op. cit., p. 469.]

1 Sixtus IV.

1471.
8 Kal. Sept.
(25 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 18r.)
To Patrick, bishop of St. Andrews. Validation, etc., as below. Upon his resignation to Paul II of his commenda of the Cluniac monastery of Paisley, in the diocese of Glasgow, held by him in commendam by papal grant and dispensation, the said pope made provision of the monastery, thus again void in the same way as before the said grant, to Henry Crigton, [now] abbot, and reserved to the said bishop, on 6 Id. April anno 5 (8 April 1469), a yearly life pension of 200 marks sterling on the fruits etc., to be paid by Henry and his successors, abbots or commendataries, with the usual sanctions. The pope hereby validates the said letters from the said date, notwithstanding that by reason of the death of the said pope they were not drawn up; with mandate executory to the archbishop of Antivari (Antibaren.) and the abbots of Driburgh and Bolmerinoch, in the diocese of St. Andrews. Rationi congruit. [In the margin: Aprilis. 5 pp. See Cal. Papal Lett., Vol. XII, p. 238.]
1472.
Non. June.
(5 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 28v.)
To John Colynson, archdeacon of Northampton. Indult for fifteen years, he being in his sixty-fifth year and suffering from divers infirmities, to visit his archdeaconry by deputy, and receive the procurations in ready money, [to a daily amount of 30 gros tournois, 12 to the gold florin of the Camera]. Meritis tue devotionis.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Lincoln and Norwich, and the official of Salisbury. Hodie dilecto filio. [2 pp. +]

2 Sixtus IV.

1472[–3.]
9 Kal. April.
(24 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 60v.)
To Robert Ker, abbot de Calco, immediately subject to the apostolic see, O.S.B., in the diocese of St. Andrews. Grant, etc., as below. His recent petition contained that on the voidance of the monastery by the death of Alan without the Roman court, the convent unanimously elected Richard Robson, a monk thereof; that in virtue of the election, which by the ancient custom of the monastery required no confirmation, the said Richard obtained possession of the rule and administration, and got provision by apostolic authority; that Richard subsequently resigned to the convent, and that the convent elected the said Robert, that he similarly obtained the rule, etc., that provision was made him by apostolic authority, and that in virtue of the said election and provision he has been abbot for more than four years. Seeing that Richard Wyly, alleging that provision was made to him by the same authority, and that, without having obtaining possession of the rule, etc., he has resigned the said rule etc., and all his right, to the pope by James Inglis, canon of Glasgow (acting as substitute for Richard's proctor, Andrew, bishop of Glasgow); and seeing, also, that it is alleged that the monastery became and is void perhaps otherwise than as above, the pope grants that the said provision to Robert shall hold good from the date thereof, in whatsoever way the monastery be void; with ex habundanti cautella provision to him hereby of the monastery, value 800l. sterling, after deducting the burdens of the abbatial mensa. Personam tuam. [In the margin: Apri. 3 pp.]
1472[–3.]
4 Kal. March.
(26 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 180r.)
Annulment of the exemption, and subjection to Patrick, archbishop of St. Andrews, of the monasteries of Kelso (de Calco), O.S.B. and Holyrood, O.S.A. (which latter was exempted by Paul II), [See Cal. Papal Lett. Vol. XII, p. 725], the collegiate church of St. Salvator, founded by the late James, bishop of St. Andrews, near the archiepiscopal palace, and the church of St. Giles, Edinburgh, erected by the above archbishop Patrick into a collegiate church, all in the diocese of St. Andrews; with mandate executory hereby to the archbishop of Antivari and the abbots of Driburg and Belmeryn[o]ch. Ad perp. rei mem. Romanus pontifex. [In the margin: Apri. 3⅓ pp. Theiner, op. cit., p. 470.]
1473.
4 Id. April.
(10 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 183v.)
To the priors of Dearg and Saints Island (Insula Sanctorum), in the diocese of Ardagh (Ardakaden.), and Roger Oferagail, canon of Ardagh. Mandate to collate and assign to Tomultheus Omulmichil, priest, of the diocese of Elphin, the perpetual vicarage of Chilltrostan alias St. Patrick, in that diocese, and a canonry of Elphin and the prebend of Chilltrostan therein, void by the respective deaths of Cristinus Machedian and Odo Oflonnagayn without the Roman court, and value 4 and 8 marks sterling, respectively, although Charles Machydian, son of the said Cristinus, without any dispensation immediately to succeed his said father in the said vicarage, has detained it, collated to him by authority of the ordinary, for ten years, and has detained the said canonry and prebend, without any canonical title, for between two and three years; summoning and removing Charles, whom Tomultheus cannot safely meet in the city and diocese of Elphin. Vite ac morum. [In the margin: Maij. 2¾ pp.]
3 Non. April.
(3 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 188r.)
To William, bishop of Ostia. Mandate, as below. Pius II ordered the deprivation of John Pincher, prior of Coldingham, in the diocese of St. Andrews, the dissolution of the union of the said priory to the priory of Durham, and the grant of it in commendam to Patrick Hom, archdeacon of Teviotdale [Cal. Papal Lett., XI, p. 425 andXII, p. 232], in virtue of which he obtained and has held the said priory in commendam for a number of years; and the present pope, at the petition of king James, ordered the above bishop to unite the said priory of Coldingham to the chapel royal of St. Mary, in the diocese of St. Andrews [above, p. 14]. At the recent petition of the said king, the pope orders the same bishop to receive Patrick's resignation of the commenda, erect the priory into a collegiate church, to be called the chapel royal of Coldingham, make to the said Patrick (who holds, besides the said archdeaconry, the parish church of Kerington in the diocese of St. Andrews) provision of the deanery of the said chapel, and reserve the patronage thereof and future presentations to the said king and his successors, etc. Ex superne providentia. [In the margin: Maij. 5½ pp. Theiner, op. cit., p. 472, with a faulty summary, and ‘Kervigton’ for ‘Kerington.’]
1473.
11 Kal. June.
(22 May.)
S. Maria Maggiore,
Rome.
(f. 219r.)
To the bishop of Nocera. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Adam Gordon, priest, of the diocese of Moray, contained that after Paul II's reservation of all sentences against simoniacs, he simoniacally induced the late William Rat to resign his canonry of Caithness and prebend of Keldonen,’ got himself provision of them, thus void, obtained possession, and has detained them for more than two years; that a canonry of Aberdeen and the prebend of Banchie (recte Banchir) called de Vynyk (i.e. Devynyk) became void by Paul II's promotion of John, bishop of Brechin, to that see, and by his consecration at the Roman court, and that both Master Patrick Home, a papal notary, and John Laufas (fn. 1) clerk, of the diocese of St. Andrews or (sive) Dunkeld (Dukaden.), alleged that provision had been made to them thereof; that, whilst the cause between them was pending before a papal auditor, Adam agreed with Patrick and John's proctor that they should give up the suit and all right in or to the said canonry and prebend of Aberdeen, and that he should resign the said canonry and prebend of Caithness and another benefice, to the end that provision thereof should be made to Patrick and John, respectively; that, inasmuch as they were not content with the said canonry and prebend and benefice, he promised and paid money to Patrick and John's proctor, Patrick subsequently resigning by proctor, and John by himself, the said cause and all right in or to the said canonry and prebend of Aberdeen to the bishop of Aberdeen; that the bishop, perhaps ignorant of the said agreement and suit, admitted the resignation, and made collation and provision of the said canonry and prebend of Aberdeen to Adam, who got possession, and still detains them; that he resigned the said canonry and prebend of Caithness and benefice, as he had promised, and that provision of the canonry and prebend was made to a person agreeable to Patrick, and of the benefice to John; that, finally, Adam promised to assign to the lay patron of a certain benefice certain yearly rents if he would present him, although the agreement has not taken effect. The collation and provision to Adam of the canonry and prebend of Aberdeen being therefore without force, and they being consequently still void, the pope hereby calls up the said suit to himself, and extinguishes it, and orders the above bishop to absolve Adam from simony and its penalties, impose penance, rehabilitate him, and thereupon collate and assign to him the said canonry and prebend of Aberdeen, value 18l. sterling, after he has resigned them. Sedes apostolica. [In the margin: Maij. 10 pp.]

1 Sixtus IV.

1472.
4 Kal. Aug.
(29 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 251r.)
To John Manyngham, perpetual vicar of St. Margaret's, Louesto[f]te, in the diocese of Norwich, M.A. Dispensation on account of a defect or deformity in his left shoulder, arm and hand (without mention of which, and without dispensation, he had himself promoted to all, even holy and priest's orders, and obtained the said vicarage and other benefices with and without cure, and has administered the sacraments), so that he may minister in his orders, retain his vicarage and other benefices, and receive others, exercise the cure of souls of the parishioners, and administer the sacraments. Litterarum scientia, vite etc. [In the margin: Maij. 2¼ pp.]

2 Sixtus IV.

1473.
Prid. Non. Aug.
(4 Aug.)
Vicovaro, in the
diocese of Tivoli.
(f. 286v.)
To the bishops of Killaloe (Laonien.) and Limerick. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Ellen Cantwell, mulier, of the diocese of Cashel, contained that Richard Boteller, layman, of the same diocese, contracted marriage with her per verba de presenti, solemnized it with banns and consummated it, had offspring by her, kept her for years in his house as his wife, and cohabited with her; that, alleging that long before the said marriage he had, without having obtained papal dispensation, contracted marriage with Cathelina Boteller, mulier, of the diocese of Ossory, related to him by blood or affinity, (fn. 2) he expelled Ellen; and that, inasmuch as he alleged that, when he contracted marriage with Ellen, he openly declared that if he had not a sufficient cause to enable him to be separated from her in due time by the judgment of the church, he would not marry her for all the money in the world, some people, ignorant of the law, doubt whether the marriage with Ellen can hold good. (fn. 3) The pope, therefore, orders the above bishops to summon Richard, etc., and if they find the foregoing to be true, to declare that the marriage between Richard and Ellen was and is true and lawful, and compel him to cohabit with her as his lawful wife, etc. Humilibus supplicum votis. [In the margin: Aug. 2½ pp.]
1472[–3.]
9 Kal. April.
(24 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 300r.)
To John Lascy, canon of Wells. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of David Housbond, rector of the parish church of Brixton alias Brighteston, in the diocese of Winchester, doctor of decrees, contained that Robert Hogekyn, priest, of the diocese of St. Davids, simoniacally agreed with the late John Fysh, rector of the parish church of Herbrandston alias Herberston, in the said diocese of St. Davids, of lay patronage, that if John would resign in his favour, he would resign in John's favour his chapel called Mawdelenys hospital, in the said diocese of St. Davids, and would pay 5 marks sterling to the wife of the patron of Herbrandston, in order that she should induce the said patron to present him; that on the voidance of Herbarandston by John's resignation to the ordinary, David was presented by the said patron to the ordinary and was instituted, obtained the church, paid the said sum, and, even before he was inducted, bound himself, at the instigation of a commissary appointed by the said ordinary, or by his vicar, to pay a yearly pension of 5 marks sterling for about eight years to a layman, the said commissary's brother; that on the successive voidance of canonries of Chichester and the prebends of Ertham and Hanfeld, he obtained provision by authority of the ordinary; that he was subsequently dispensed by papal authority to hold for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise imcompatible, and to resign or exchange them, and, having resigned the said canonries and prebends, obtained by collation of the ordinary the parish church of Bedenden, in the diocese of Canterbury, and in virtue of the said dispensation held it for some time with Herbrandston’; that, resigning the latter, he obtained by authority of the ordinary the parish church of Akesford [sic], in the said diocese of Winchester, and in virtue of the same dispensation held it for some time with Bidenden; that he obtained by authority of the ordinary provision of a canonry of Hereford and the prebend of Parva Morton, and, resigning them, provision of a canonry of the church of the monastery of St. Mary, Winchester, O.S.B., and the prebend of Lekford; that, resigning Biddenden, he obtained, also by collation of the ordinary, the parish church of Brighteston alias Brixton, in the said diocese of Winchester, and held it for some time with Akesford; that, resigning Akesford, he obtained by collation of the ordinary the parish church of Elyngdon alias Elyndon, in the diocese of Salisbury, and held it, as he still does, with Brighteston and the said canonry and prebend of St. Mary's. At his said petition, which added that he fears lest his collations and provisions of the said canonries and prebends and churches are invalid, by reason of a statute of Ottobon requiring prelates, before instituting to benefices void by death, to certify themselves of such death, etc. (although the said statute is not observed by the majority of collators ordinary of the realm), and also fears lest by reason of the said simony he has incurred excommunication etc., the pope orders the above canon to absolve him from such simony, etc., enjoining penance, dispense him on account of irregularity, and rehabilitate him, etc., in which event the pope grants that the said presentations, institutions, collations and provisions shall hold good, notwithstanding the said statute etc., validates them, and dispenses him to hold the said churches of Brighteston and Elyngdon and canonry and prebend of St. Mary's for life. Apostolice sedis. [In the margin: Jan. 5 pp.]

Footnotes

1 Also written ‘Laufus’ or ‘Lanfus.’
2 consanguinea sive affinis.
3 et pro eo quod ipse Richardus tempore quo cum eadem Elena contraxerat coram pluribus et diversis suis amicis se dixisse asseruit quod nisi sufficientem causam haberet propter quam tractu temporis posset a dicta Elena per judicium ecclesic separari, pro maxima pecuniarum summa cum ea non contraheret, ab aliquibus juris ignaris revocatur in dubium an hujusmodi matrimonium cum dicta Elena contractum juribus subsistere possit. …