10 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To Thomas de Burgo, Walter CucuZ (?), and Thomas Ocaymain, canons of Tuam. Mandate, as below. The pope has been informed by Thomas Bremechiam, a canon of Tuam, that on the voidance in a certain way of the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Scryn, called the place of the wardenship of the relics of St. Jarlath, without the walls of Tuam, (fn. 4) Magonius Omagnayd, priest, and subsequently John de Burgo, clerk, of the diocese of Tuam, got provision thereof made to them by papal authority; and that, after litigation before divers judges, they made an unlawful bargain to the effect that the said John should have possession, and should make a yearly division of the fruits with the said Magonius, which bargain is still being carried out, although, under pretext of certain surreptitious papal letters, Cornelius Ococenmaynd (?), clerk, of the diocese of Tuam, obtained a mandate of provision by papal authority of the said vicarage, as being void, whereas in truth it was not void. The pope has also learned that a vicarage in the church of Tuam, [called an] office or stipend, and the rectory, of lay patronage, of the parish church de Durnaior (fn. 5) (?) in the said diocese of Tuam, have been so long void that by the Lateran statutes their collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, although Nemeas Magneyll (fn. 6) and Thady (Taddeus) Ohayuli, priests, of the said diocese, (fn. 7) have without any title detained for some time the said vicarage, called an office or stipend, and the said rectory, respectively. At the recent petition, therefore, of the said Thomas (who is in or about his twenty-third year, and who is illegitimate, being the son of the archdeacon of Tuam, then in minor orders, and a married woman, and who has been made a clerk by the ordinary of the place), the pope hereby orders the above three, if the said Thomas will accuse the said Mangonius [sic] and John before them, to summon them, and also the said Thady, Nemeas, and Cornelius, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive the said Magonius and John of all their right in or to the said vicarage of Scryn, and remove them therefrom, and to decree and declare the said letters and their consequences null and invalid, and, in the event of their so doing, to collate and assign the said vicarage, called an office or stipend, which has cure, yearly value not exceeding 5 marks sterling, to the said Thomas, and to unite and appropriate thereto, for his lifetime only, the said vicarage of Scryn and rectory of Dumnior [sic], yearly value not exceeding 5 and 24 marks sterling, respectively, howsoever they be void, etc., even if the said rectory be void by the death in the Roman court of Raymund Bremechian [sic]; inducting the said Thomas, and removing the said Magonius, John, Thady and Nemeas. Ad ea libenter intendimus. [7 pp. In the margin at the end: ‘Mar(tii).’ The writing of this bull is also very bad and hard to read; cf. above, p. 264, note.]