Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 11, 1455-1464. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1921.
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Vatican Regesta, Vol. CCCCXC. (fn. 1)
5 Pius II.
4 Pius II.
12 Kal. July.
|To Henry bishop of Térouane (Morinen.). Indult, as below. His recent petition contained that by reason that the English near his city and diocese, formerly the relentless enemies of the citizens of Térouane, have held and hold possession of part of his see, (fn. 2) the rents etc. of his episcopal mensa are much diminished, and that for the defence etc. of the rights etc. of the said mensa and of his church, which the people of the said city and diocese daily seek to assail, he has to bear insupportable expenses, as also for the restoration and repair of the houses and buildings of his episcopal palace of Térouane and other houses belonging to the bishop, which by the neglect of his predecessors are in ruin, etc. The pope therefore grants him indult hereby to ask, receive and exact from all ecclesiastics beneficed in his city and diocese, secular and of any orders, a charitative subsidy, and convert it to his uses in the way expressed in other letters of the pope, for the more easy support of the said burdens, restoration and repair; with mandate executory hereby to the deans of St. Mary's de Sausoya and St. Peter's de Maceriis in the dioceses of Evreux and Laon (Ebroycensis et Laudunensis diocesum). Exigit tue devotionis affectus. (G. de Piccolominibus. xxxx. S. de Spada. G. de Fuentes. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin:Martii and dup(lica)ta. 1¾ pp. See above, Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXXVI, f. 226d, and below, Reg. Vat. CCCCXCIII, f. 133.]|
5 Pius II.
18 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the archbishop of Cashel and the bishops of Exeter and Limerick. Mandate, as below. Jordan bishop of Cork and Cloyne has set forth to the pope that William Roche, archdeacon of Cloyne, falsely alleging that the said bishop was so old and without strength and sight that he could not exercise the pastoral office in person, and pretending that the pope had appointed him as coadjutor to the said bishop [see above, Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXXI, f. 165], has taken and at present wrongfully holds possession of the fruits etc. of the episcopal mense of the said churches, etc.; that subsequently Gerald de Geraldinis, clerk, of Cloyne, a member of Jordan's household, forged certain instruments in which bishop Jordan appointed the said Gerald and John Ohedian, archdeacon of Cashel, as proctors for his resignation; that the said resignation having been falsely made to the pope by John [bishop] elect of Ardagh, the said archdeacon John's substitute, and admitted by the pope, with the help of the said forged instruments, he [Gerald] got provision made to him of the said churches, falsely alleged to be void (fn. 3) [above, Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXXIX, f. 260], and in virtue thereof strives to expel Jordan from the rule and administration of the goods of the said churches. At the petition of Edward king of England and of the said Jordan, the pope hereby orders the above three, if they find the foregoing to be true, to remove the said William from the said coadjutorship, compel him and his deputies to render an account of their receipts and administration, cause the remaining fruits to be restored to the said bishop Jordan, and restore him to his state as before the appointment of an alleged coadjutor. They are, moreover, to send to the pope as soon as possible the result of their inquest into the said forgery, signed by a notary and closed and sealed with one of their seals, in order that he may be able to proceed judicially in the matter, (fn. 4) and are meanwhile to inhibit both the said William and Gerald, as the pope himself does hereby, under pain of ipso facto excommunication etc., to meddle with the said churches and their goods and administrations, or do anything in virtue of the said alleged letters, or the said Gerald to have himself consecrated, until the pope has otherwise disposed in regard to the aforesaid, and are to cite and admonish them, under the said pains, to appear before the pope within a certain term to be fixed by him, etc. Etsi cunctis. (G. de Piccolominibus. | lxx. N. Bregeon. A. de Nepe. Jo. de Aquilone.) [In the margin: Aprilis. 2¾ pp. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Illust., pp. 448–449, No. 829, from ‘Reg. Tom. XXIII, fol. 143,’ i.e. the present Register. See also below, f. 157, and Fœdera, sub dat. 23 June, 1463.]|
4 Pius II.
5 Pius II.
3 Non. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To Gerald, elect of Cork and Cloyne. Faculty to be consecrated by any catholic bishop assisted by two or three like bishops, and for such bishop to administer to him, after having first received from him the usual oath of fealty according to the form appended, the said consecration. The pope wills and decrees that if the said bishop presumes to administer it and Gerald to receive it, without such bishop's having received from Gerald the said oath, the said bishop shall be eo ipso suspended from the pontifical office, and both he and Gerald from the administration of both the spirituals and temporals of their churches. Furthermore, Gerald is to send to the pope by his own messenger as soon as possible, by his letters patent sealed with his seal, (fn. 5) the form of oath taken by him, without prejudice to the archbishop of Cashel, to whom the said church is by metropolitical right subject. Cum nos pridem. (G. de Piccolominibus. xxviii. S. de Spada. G. de Fuentes. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [In the margin:Martii. 1 p. See above, f. 143, and Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXXI, f. 165, and CCCCLXXXIX, f. 260. Theiner has made his cross in the margin of the Rubricelle, although not of f. 157, but the bull does not appear in his Monumenta.]|
4 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To Richard Wyly, perpetual vicar of Dunde in the diocese of Brechin, M.A. Motu proprio reservation to the pope's gift, for collation to him (to whom the voidance of the church of Brechin was reported, by his own messenger, a week before it was reported to any other persons at the apostolic see, and at whose instance the pope committed the matter of the provision to the said church to Peter cardinal priest of St. Mark's, in order that provision should be made thereof to the said Richard), of the rectory of Kynnell in the diocese of St. Andrews, value not exceeding 30l. sterling, expected to become void by the promotion, made by the pope, of Patrick Graym, elect of Brechin, to that church, and by the consecration which is to be administered to him; with mandate executory hereby to the bishop of Orte, the abbot of Abbrebrothot in the diocese of Brechin (sic), and the official of St. Andrews, to collate the rectory to him on its becoming void as above, etc. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. lxx. N. Bregeon. N. de Tongues.) [In the margin at the end: Aprilis. 2½ pp. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illust., p. 448, No. 828, from ‘Reg. Tom. XXIII, fol. 168,’ i.e. the present Register. See Cal. Papal Lett., Vol. X, p. 251, with the spelling ‘Richard Willi.’]|