12 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To Master Peter de Accoltis, a papal chaplain and auditor. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Alexander Suthiwland [sic], clerk, of the diocese of Moray, contained that on the voidance, by the death extra R.c., of James Lyndesai, of a canonry of the church of St. Mary de Rupe [alias Kirkheugh] at St. Andrews, and the prebend called [the prebend] of Strabrok, (fn. 4) which are alleged to be of the alternate patronage of two laymen, William Stutillant [sic], layman, of the diocese of Moray, one of the said patrons, to whom the presentation was said then to belong, presented the said Alexander, in a way perhaps null, to William, archbishop of St. Andrews, or to his vicar-general in spirituals, who refused to institute him; and that Alexander Rarich [sic], clerk, intruded himself under pretext of another alleged presentation and of an alleged institution made by authority of the ordinary; that the said Alexander Suttillant appealed from the said refusal, intrusion, etc., and from other grievances inflicted or threatened to be inflicted on him by the said Alexander Rerich, to the apostolic see, and that the present pope, at the instance of the said Alexander Suttillant, committed the cause of the appeal and that of the principal matter to the above auditor, who is said to have proceeded, short of a conclusion. The said petition adding that it is alleged that neither of the said presentations is canonical, and that neither of the said Alexander Suttillant and Alexander Rerich has any right in or to the said canonry and prebend, the pope, specially derogating for this turn only from the said right of patronage, hereby orders the above auditor, if by the event of the suit he finds that neither of the said presentations is canonical, and that neither of the said Alexander Suttilland and Alexander Rerich has such right, to collate and assign the said canonry and prebend, yearly value not exceeding 35l. sterling, to the said Alexander Suttilland. Vite ac morum. [8 pp. In the margin at the end: ‘Junii.’]