|8 Id. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the abbots of St. Mary, Kylcowyll [sic], and St. Mary's, Howtyrlawne, in the diocese of Cashel, and the precentor of Cashel. Mandate, as below. Lately the pope, upon learning that the rectory of the parish church of St. David, Insywolachom [sic], in the diocese of Ossory, which was alleged to be of the patronage of clerks or laymen, had been so long void that its collation had lapsed to the apostolic see, although John Morgan, priest, of the said diocese, had under pretext of a presentation and institution made to him by authority of the ordinary after the said lapse detained possession for some years, ordered certain judges in those parts to collate and assign it, howsoever void, to William Dullard, priest, of the said diocese; and subsequently the pope ordered provision to be made to Richard Fostall (who was holding a canonry and prebend of Ossory) of the precentorship of Ossory, then about to become void in a certain way, the pope's will being that as soon as he got peaceful possession thereof, he should resign the said canonry and prebend, as is more fully contained in the pope's respective letters, the former of which stated that the said William was of noble birth. The said canonry and prebend being therefore to become void by the obtaining of the said precentorship, and the recent petition of the said John containing that the said William Dullard is not of noble birth, the pope, seeing that if this be true the said former letters are surreptitious, and seeing that from fear of the power of the said William the said John cannot safely meet him in the city and diocese of Ossory, hereby orders the above three to reserve to their gift, for collation to the said John upon their becoming void, the said canonry and prebend, and moreover to summon the said William and others concerned, and if and after they find the foregoing to be true, to decree and declare the said former letters and their consequences to be null and void, and in the event of their so doing, and if in the result of the suit they find that the said John, too, has no right in or to the said rectory, to collate and assign it to him, and also the said canonry and prebend, yearly values not exceeding 10 and 5 marks sterling, respectively, and induct him, removing any unlawful detainers. Vite etc. [5½ pp.]