8 Id. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To Master Filinus Sandeus, (fn. 2) a papal chaplain and auditor. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of George Brun, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, contained that a dispute arose between him and the late Thomas Hamylton’, clerk, about a canonry of Dunkeld (Dunchalden.) and the prebend called [the prebend] of Ferin therein, provision of which the said George alleged to have been made to him by authority of the ordinary, although perhaps de facto, and that he had obtained possession of the said canonry and was in possession of it, and that the said Thomas had unjustly opposed, and was opposing, the said provision, and had hindered, and was hindering, him from peacefully obtaining possession of the said canonry and prebend, and had intruded, and was intruding himself in the said prebend, the said Thomas, on the contrary, alleging that they lawfully belonged to him; that the pope, at the instance of the said George, committed the cause, although not lawfully devolved to the Roman court, etc., to the above auditor, who is said to have cited the said Thomas, and also Nicholas Marrandi (?) (intruded in the said prebend after the death of the said Thomas) and Richard Rollok [sic] and Walter Sinal [? recte Smal], clerks, and is also said to have proceeded, in the matters concerning the said George, Nicholas, Richard, and Walter, to divers other acts, short of a conclusion. (fn. 3) Seeing that, whilst the said suit has thus been pending, it is alleged that none of the said George, Nicholas, Richard and Walter has any right in or to the said canonry and prebend, the pope hereby orders the above auditor, if by the event of the suit he find that this is so, to collate and assign the said canonry and prebend, yearly value not exceeding 24l. sterling, howsoever void, to the said George, removing any unlawful detainer. Vita ac morum. [4 pp. In the margin at the end: ‘De(cembris).’]