8 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To Master Matthew de Porta, a papal chaplian and auditor. Mandate, as below. It was set forth to Paul II by Thomas Chawmer, perpetual vicar of Cretton [sic], in the diocese of St. Andrews, that a cause had arisen between him and Robert Barri, clerk, about the perpetual vicarage of Glammis, in the said diocese, of which, on its voidance by the death of William Carnis without the Roman court, Thomas alleged that provision had been made to him by papal authority, which Robert prevented from taking effect. The said pope, therefore, at the instance of Thomas, committed the cause, although not lawfully devolved to the said court, to Master John de Cesarinis, a papal chaplain and auditor, who by a definitive sentence adjudged the said vicarage to Thomas, from which sentence Robert appealed to the apostolic see, whereupon the said pope, at Robert's instance, committed the appeal, even against Andrew Lyell, clerk, to the above auditor Matthew, who has proceeded, short of a conclusion. It being further set forth on behalf of Thomas that it was alleged that alike he, Robert, and Andrew had no right, etc. to the said vicarage, the said pope ordered the said auditor, on 6 Kal. June anno 7 (27 May, 1471), if he found that Thomas, Robert and Andrew had no such right, to collate and assign the said vicarage of Glammis, value 15l. sterling, whether void as stated, or by the death of Nicholas Graham, priest, of the said diocese of St. Andrews (to whom papal provision had been made, and who died before his letters of provision had been drawn up), or in any other way, to the said Thomas, who had been dispensed by papal authority to hold with the said vicarage of Crethon, value 9l. sterling, any other benefice, or without that vicarage any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign or exchange them, etc. The said pope having died before his letters were drawn up, the pope hereby validates them from their said date, and orders the above auditor to collate and assign the said vicarage to Thomas. Rationi congruit. [In the margin: Junii. 5⅓ pp.]