Vatican Regesta 412: 1450

Pages 205-208

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 10, 1447-1455. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1915.

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Vatican Regesta, Vol. CCCCXII. (fn. 1)

De Curia.

4 Nicholas V.

3 Id. June.
(11 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 25d.)
To Nicholas de Basso, a canon of Ferrara. Mandate to collate and assign to Manuel Guarini, a canon of Ferrara, the canonry and prebend in the said church, value not exceeding 70 gold florins of the camera, which (on their becoming void at the apostolic see, and therefore reserved, by the resignation to Eugenius IV of the late Master John de Opizis, then a chaplain of the said pope and auditor of causes of the apostolic palace, and collector of the camera in England, made by his proctor the late Master Eymundus Polart, then a scriptor and member of the household of the said pope) that pope ordered, on 4 Kal. Dec. anno 16 [1446], to be collated and assigned to Daniel Antonii de Opizis, clerk, of Ferrara, who was, as he alleged, in his thirteenth year; the said prebend being, as the recent petition of the said Manuel contained, one of the major prebends of the said church and requiring deacon's orders, and the said Daniel not only [not] being a deacon, but not even wearing the clerical habit (fn. 2), of which circumstances the said Daniel made no mention in the said letters. Dignum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. Coll. S. Cousin. Constantinus. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape.) [3 pp.]
8 Kal. Sept.
(25 Aug.)
(f. 184d.)
To Master Vincent Clementis, [S.]T.P., canon and provost of the church of Valencia (Valentin.), papal· nuncio and collector in the realm of England. Faculty to him, whom the pope lately made his nuncio and collector in England, to grant to six persons of the said realm that they may take the fruits etc. of their benefices for seven years whilst studying at an university, and not be bound to reside. Cum te dudum. (Pe. de Noxeto. de Curia. Coll. S. Cousin. D. de Luca.) [1p.]
(f. 185.)
To the same. Faculty to grant to twelve persons of either sex, nobles [of the above realm], to have a portable altar. (Pe. de Noxeto. | de Curia. Vis(a) S. Cousin.D. de Luca.) (fn. 3)
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to grant indult to twenty persons of either sex, lay and ecclesiastic, regular and secular, of the above realm, that the confessor of their choice may commute their vows of abstinence and pilgrimage (except only of pilgrimage to the Holy Land, SS. Peter and Paul and St. James), continence and chastity (unless they were solemnized), and taking holy orders or religion. (Pe. … Luca, as in the preceding, and as in the case of each of the following faculties.)
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to dispense twelve men and as many women of the above realm, related in the third and fourth or the fourth degrees of kindred or affinity, to marry or who, being ignorant of the said relationship, have married, to remain in their marriage; proclaiming past and future offspring legitimate.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to dispense ten ecclesiastics of the above realm on account of illegitimacy to be, after they reach their twenty-third year, promoted to all holy orders, even the priesthood, and minister therein, and to hold a benefice with cure.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to confer the office of notary public on twelve persons [of the above realm] found fit after examination, provided that they be not married or in priest's or other holy orders; with the form of oath to be taken by them.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to grant to twelve persons of either sex of the above realm to choose their confessor, who may as often as opportune hear their confessions and grant absolution, enjoining penance, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to dispense twelve persons of the above realm on account of any kind of illegitimacy, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold two compatible benefices with or without cure, even if one be a canonry and prebend in a collegiate church, and resign them for purpose of exchange.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to absolve fifty persons of either sex, ecclesiastical or secular, of the above realm from any sentences of excommunication. suspension and interdict, enjoining penance. and to dispense them on account of irregularity, and rehabilitate them.
5 Kal. Aug.
(28 July.)
(f. 205d.)
To the abbot of Ratuoyh in the diocese of Ardfert and the precentor and Edmund Macelygeoyd, a canon, of Ardfert. Mandate to collate and assign to Maurice Fitzmoris, clerk, of Ardfert (whose recent petition contained that at about the time of his birth his father was present and aided at the capture of the late Nicholas, bishop of Ardfert, by some of his enemies. and that he was absolved by the apostolic see, and made satisfaction to the said bishop; whom the pope hereby rehabilitates on account of the foregoing, and dispenses to hold any compatible benefices; and who lately, notwithstanding his illegitimacy. as the son of an unmarried man of a race of dukes and barons and an unmarried woman, related, as is alleged, in the fourth and fourth degrees of affinity, had himself made a clerk), the chancellorship of Ardfert, a non-major dignity with cure, value not exceeding 8 marks sterling, void by the death of Eugenius Yconchur, and the perpetual vicarage of Rindbera in the said diocese, of like value, void because Donatus Oscreassayd held it for more than a year without being ordained priest and without dispensation, summoning and removing the said Donatus, who after the lapse of the said year has, without any new title, detained possession for about three years. He is hereby dispensed to hold them together for life, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, provided that he do not hold two parish churches etc. Vite etc. (Marcellus. | Ja. de Calvis. Jo. de Rocapetri.Coll. S. Cousin.) [3 pp. In the margin Aug(usti).]
Non. Sept.
(5 Sept.)
(f. 246.)
To the dean of Derry. Mandate, at the recent petition of Donald Ochatan, archdeacon of Derry (containing that he, who is descended from a race of kings, cannot be maintained with the fruits of the said archdeaconry, a non-major dignity with cure) to unite to the said archdeaconry the parish church, called the plebania, of Roga alias Durimcoab in the diocese of Derry, value not exceeding 20 and 40 marks sterling respectively, void by the resignation of Dermit Machlosgaid, for the lifetime of the said Donald, who was dispensed by papal authority, as the son of a priest, of royal race, and an unmarried woman, also of royal race, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold any compatible benefices with and without cure, of any number and kind, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, and whose father, Maurice Ocathan, priest, of the said diocese, has for about eight years detained, as he still does, the said parish church without any canonical title, but by his own temerity; summoning and removing the said Maurice, and admitting the said resignation by papal authority. Ad ea ex apostolice. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. Ja. de Calvis.H. Roleti. Coll. S. Cousin. Ja. de Ste[c]catis.) [2½ pp.]
18 Kal. Dec.
(14 Nov.)
S. Maria Maggiore,
(f. 328d.)
To the vidame of Reims. Mandate to admit by papal authority the resignation which James Lyndesay, rector of Inchibriok in the diocese of St. Andrews, proposes to make, and to collate and assign the said church, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, to James Lyndesay, clerk, of the diocese of Brechin, who is studying arts in the university of St. Andrews, and has attained his twenty-fourth year, on account of which defect of age he is hereby dispensed. The above vidame is to see that there be no corruption in the matter of such resignation. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxii. B. de Urbino. A. de Nepe. Coll. S. Cousin. G. Amire.) [2 pp.]


  • 1. On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with ‘Nicol. Curia. Liber vii. Tom. xxviii.’ Inside the cover is the usual front half of the original sheepskin binding, with the contemporary ‘Fabriani, mccccl.’ ‘Septimus bullarum de Curia Nicolai V,’ and other more or less contemporary notes. A flyleaf has, in the hand of Giovanni Bissaiga, ‘Nicolai V. de Curia. Liber vii. Tom. xxviii,’ after which come the ‘Rubricelle vii libri de Curia domini Nicolai pape Quinti.’
  • 2. non solum [non] sit diaconus sed etiam in habitu clericali non incedat. On f. 126, under date 1450, 17 Kal. July anno 4, there is another mandate about the same canonry and prebend, in which the description of Daniel's dress takes a more positive form: quodin habitu laicali incederet.
  • 3. This and the following faculties are registered in an abridged form, as regards address etc., and with ut mention of the incipit (Cum to dudum), thus: Eidem ut supra, usque Nos volentes. …