Bracciano in the diocese of Sutri.
|To the abbot of Clayr alias de Furgio in the diocese of Killaloe (Laonien.), and the dean and official of Killaloe. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Donatus Ograda, clerk, of the diocese of Killaloe, contained that provision was made to him by papal authority of a canonry of Killaloe and the prebend of Tuomgrene therein, and that, wrongly believing that the perpetual vicarage of Tuomgrene in the said diocese was canonically united thereto (of which union no mention was made in the said letters of provision), he got possession of it on its voidance in a certain way, without any title, and took the fruits, etc. for between twelve and thirteen years in good faith; that Matthew, bishop of Killaloe, seeing that Donatus could not well be maintained with the fruits etc. of the said canonry and prebend, united thereto for Donatus's life by his ordinary authority, with consent of the chapter, the said vicarage, then also void in a cetain way, under pretext of which he has, without any rehabilitation, taken the said fruits etc. for between five and six years more, likewise in good faith; that he caught a kinsman of his, a thief and incendiary, and handed him over to his father, without intending his father to do him any harm, whereas his father mutilated the said thief (fn. 1) ; and that, inasmuch as Donatus McMathona and Lucanus Ocory, clerks, of the said diocese, were molesting him in regard to the canonry and prebend, under pretext of papal letters surreptitiously extorted, he promised by oath to pay them money, and has paid part of it. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above three to absolve Donatus, who alleges that he is of noble birth, from simony and from sentences of excommunication etc. incurred, enjoining penance, dispense him on account of irregularity, dispense him to be promoted to all, even holy and priest's orders, and minister therein, and hold the said canonry and prebend and vicarage, and also, if he obtain it in virtue of these presents, the archdeaconry of Killaloe, and any other compatible benefices, and to resign or exchange them, rehabilitate him, and, summoning the said Donatus McMathona and Lucanus, relax the said oath. In the event of their so doing, they are to collate and assign to him the said canonry and prebend, value 16 marks sterling, and grant him in commendam for life the said archdeaconry, a nonmajor dignity, the value of which and of its annexed prebend does not exceed 40 marks sterling, void by the death of Thady McNamara without the Roman court. Furthermore, if they find that the reasons for the said union still hold good, they are to confirm it, and to unite the said vicarage, value 6 marks sterling, to the said canonry and prebend for the lifetime of Donatus, and as long as he holds them. He is first to resign the vicarage. Apostolice sedis. (In the margin: Aug.) [10 pp.]