Vatican Regesta 562
1473-1474

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1955

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'Vatican Regesta 562: 1473-1474', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 13: 1471-1484 (1955), pp. 27-31. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104965 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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Vatican Regesta, Vol. DLXII.

Bullarum Communium Lib. XII. Tom. XVII.

3 Sixtus IV.

1474.
10 Kal. May.
(22 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 38v.)
Motu proprio reservation of the deanery of the collegiate church of Westburey, in the diocese of Worcester, which, although a principal dignity, is an office compatible with any other incompatible benefice or benefices with cure (fn. 1) ; to take effect on its voidance in any way except by the death of its present holder, William Canynges, at the apostolic see. Ad perp. rei mem. Romanus pontifex. [In the margin: No(vembris). 1¾ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 39v.)
To Robert Slymbrigge, rector of Bredon, in the diocese of Worcester, bachelor in both laws. Motu proprio collation and provision of the above deanery of Westburry, reserved this day, as in the preceding, upon its becoming void, as ibid.; with mandate executory hereby to the archbishop of Canterbury, the dean of London, and the archdeacon of Worcester. Litterarum scientia, vite etc. [In the margin: Novembris. 4¼ pp. See Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1467–77, p. 393, Slymbrigges’ licence to sue in the court of Rome for the above provision, dated 24 March, 1472/3.]
1473[–4.]
15 Kal. April.
(18 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 105r.)
To the archdeacon of Kildare (Daren.) and Thady (Tatheo) Omaenaic and Constantine Mackaeghayn, canons of the same. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Maurice Ocolgham, priest, of the diocese of Kildare, contained that, when a scholar, he obtained from the papal penitentiary a mandate ordering the bishop of Kildare to dispense him on account of illegitimacy, 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; that Richard Lang, who for several years had been held to be bishop of Kildare, although he had not proved his title, (fn. 2) gave him the tonsure and dispensed him, as above; that on the voidance of the perpetual vicarage of Kyllcluonfert, in the said diocese, of lay patronage, by the death of John Macysoc without the Roman court, and its having been void so long that its collation had lapsed to the apostolic see, he, under letters expectative of Paul II, accepted and got provision made him thereof, and has held it for between four and five years. The said acceptance and provision being null and void in accordance with the foregoing, the pope, hereby rehabilitating the said Maurice (who under pretext of the said dispensation has had himself promoted to all, even holy and priest's orders, but by a true bishop, and has ministered therein), and absolving him from all sentences of excommunication etc., orders the above three to collate and assign to him the said vicarage, value 5 marks sterling, whether void as above, or because Odo Obechayn, priest, of Kildare, then behaving as perpetual vicar thereof, agreed to give up to an adversary a part of the fruits (which in due course he did), if the latter left him in peaceable possession, or void in any other way. He is dispensed to receive the vicarage, and to hold with it for life any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign or exchange both. Before they proceed to execution, he is to resign the vicarage to them. Vite etc. [In the margin: Apri. 3½ pp.]
1473.
6 Id. Nov.
(8 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 107r.)
To the provost of Abernethe in the diocese of Dunblane. Mandate, as below. The pope has been informed by Thomas Pile, priest, of the diocese of Glasgow, bachelor in decrees, that Henry Peit, [now] perpetual chaplain at the altar of St. John the Evangelist in the collegiate church of Abernethe, agreed to pay the patron a sum of money if the latter would present him; that the latter did so to the ordinary and received the money, and that the ordinary instituted him, under pretext of which he obtained and has held the chaplaincy for more than twelve years, thereby incurring simony and sentences of excommunication etc. The pope therefore orders the above provost, if Thomas will accuse Henry before him, to summon Henry, and if he find the foregoing to be true, to declare the said presentation and institution null and void, and remove Henry, and in that event to collate and assign the said chaplaincy, without cure and value 7l. sterling, to Thomas. Dignum arbitramur. [In the margin: Apri. 3 pp.]
1473[–4.]
17 Kal. April.
(16 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 115r.)
To Robert Blakadyr, clerk, of the diocese of St. Andrews, M.A. Reservation, as below. Paul II made him provision of the monastery of Melros, O. Cist., in the diocese of Glasgow, on its voidance by the death of abbot Andrew without the Roman court, dispensing him to rule it without wearing the habit of its monks and without making his profession [see above, p. 14]; and Robert has this day, without having had possession, resigned it to the pope, who has made provision to Richard Lambe, a monk of the same. The pope therefore grants to him, who is of noble birth, a yearly pension for life of 120 marks of silver of the money of Scotland on the fruits of the said monastery, to be paid by the said Richard (who has consented, as well as the convent) and by his successors and by the convent, and also grants to him the lands of Hartsid in the diocese of St. Andrews, belonging to the said monastery, and value 40 like marks, to be held by him during the said pension, in accordance with an agreement between him and the said abbot Richard. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Tarazona (Tirasonen.), Aberdeen and Glasgow. Hodie dilecto filio. (Gratis de mandato sanctissimi domini nostri pape). [In the margin: Apri. 3¾ pp.]

2 Sixtus IV.

1473.
4 Kal. July.
(28 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 158v.)
To the bishop of Aberdeen. Mandate to collate and assign to Elizabeth Forman, a nun of the Cistercian monastery of Nortaberwick, in the diocese of St. Andrews, who has made her profession and is of lawful age, the prioresship of the same, a conventual dignity, value 100l. sterling, void by the death without the Roman court of Mariotta Ramsuy (sic). She may be blessed by any catholic bishop in communion with the apostolic see, who shall receive from her the usual oath of fealty according to the form enclosed, and send it to pope by his (suos) letters patent sealed with his (suo) seal. Ex suscepte servitutis. [In the margin: Apri. 4 pp. See above, p. 23.]

3 Sixtus IV.

1474.
Prid. Kal. May.
(30 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 160v.)
To the same. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Elizabeth Forman, a nun of Nortaberwick (as in the preceding), contained that on the voidance of the said monastery by the death (as ibid) of Mariotta Ramsay, the present pope granted her provision thereof, and that under pretext of the said grant she took possession, in ignorance of the law, before the letters were expedited, and has held it for several months, but less than ten. The pope, therefore, absolving her from any sentences of excommunication etc., and rehabilitating her, orders the above bishop to execute the said letters after she has resigned the prioressship. Sedes apostolica. [In the margin: Apri. 2 pp.]
1473.
10 Kal. Jan.
(23 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 180r.)
To the dean and the precentor of Limerick, and David Obrenayn, canon of the same. Mandate to collate and assign to Melerus de Burgo, canon of Limerick, who is in his twenty-third year, and is by both parents of noble birth, the rectory of Dyregellywayn, in the diocese of Limerick, of lay patronage and value 8 marks sterling, so long void (because Richard [son] of William (fn. 3) de Burgo held it for more than a year without being ordained priest and without dispensation), that its collation lapsed to the apostolic see, although Dermit Obarey, priest, of the said diocese, who is to be summoned and removed, has held it without a title. Melerus is hereby dispensed to hold it, notwithstanding the said defect [of age], etc. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. [In the margin: Mar. 2¼ pp.]
1474.
5 Kal. May.
(27 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 198r.)
To the archpriest of Bologna and the officials of St. Andrews and Dunkeld. Mandate, as below. It was set forth to Paul II [see Cal. Papal Lett., Vol. XII, p. 710] by Thomas Rogerson, priest, of the diocese of Dunkeld, that he made a bargain with David Daschinton, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews (to whom provision had been made by authority of the ordinary of the perpetual vicarage of Outhtrehowse in the said diocese of Dunkeld, on its becoming void by the resignation to the ordinary of John Ruvven and John Qwh[a]rton, clerks, of the said diocese of Dunkeld, who were litigating about it in the Roman court) that if David resigned the vicarage to Thomas, bishop [of Dunkeld], he (Rogerson) would give him a sum of money and also a yearly pension, which he did; that David so resigned, and that the said bishop, ignorant (it is believed) of the foregoing, made collation and provision to Rogerson, who under pretext thereof had held possession for between four and five years. The said pope, therefore, seeing that the said collation and provision were without force, and that the said vicarage was still void, called up the said cause to himself and extinguished the suit, and ordered certain judges to absolve Rogerson from simony and sentences of excommunication etc. incurred therefor, enjoining penance, rehabilitate him, and dispense him on account of irregularity, and thereupon to collate and assign to him the said vicarage, which has cure. Subsequently, upon the late Maurice Ra informing the said pope that the value of the vicarage was much greater than as stated in the letters of the said mandate, wherefore they were surreptitious, the said pope ordered other judges to summon Rogerson and others concerned, and if they found the said letters surreptitious, to declare them and their consequences null and void, and in that event to collate and assign the vicarage to Maurice. Rogerson's recent petition to the present pope contained that after William Lemerthon, one of the latter judges, had caused him to be summoned before him, he appealed to the apostolic see, and that the pope committed the appeal and the principal matter, at Rogerson's instance, to Master Nicholas de Wbaldis, a papal chaplain and auditor, who has promulgated an unjust sentence against Rogerson, from which he has again appealed to the said see; and that at Rogerson's instance the pope has given commission (as before) to Master Anthony de Grassis, also a papal chaplain and auditor, who has proceeded short of a conclusion. The said petition adding that whilst the suit has been pending before the said Master Anthony, Maurice has died without the Roman court, the pope, hereby calling up and extinguishing the said suit etc., orders the above three to absolve Rogerson from simony and from all sentences of excommunication etc. incurred therefor, enjoining penance, dispense him on account of irregularity, and rehabilitate him, and thereupon to collate and assign to him the said vicarage, value 9l. sterling, whether void as above, or by the death of the said Maurice, or by the resignation of Alexander Guthre or William Lyon or the said John Rovven or John Quyrton or David, or void in any other way. Solet apostolice sedis. [In the margin: Junij. 6¼ pp.]

Footnotes

1 qui inibi licet principalis persona (? recte dignitas) sit, tamen officium cum quibusvis aliis etiam incompatibilibus sive curatis beneficiis ecclesiasticis compatibile existit.
2 licet de suo titulo non docuisset.
3 Riccardus Will[el]mi.