Vatican Regesta 490: 1463

Pages 470-474

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)

De Curia.

5 Pius II.

7 Kal. April.
(26 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 41d.)
To James, cardinal priest of St. Crisogonus's. Transferring for life to him, in consideration of his past services to the realm of England, and those which for his singular affection towards Edward king of England and the said realm he will render in future, the yearly pension of 500 florins of gold of the papal camera which Eugenius IV reserved and assigned to the late Prosper cardinal deacon of St. George's in Velabro, to whom the same pension had also been previously assigned by the General Council of Basel, on the fruits etc., amounting to 2,000 florins a year, of the archdeaconry of Canterbury, a major dignity, until he should obtain benefices in England to the value of 600 florins, which pension was duly paid to the said cardinal till his death at the apostolic see by Thomas Chuhele (rectius Chichele), archdeacon of Canterbury, and his successors; with the usual penalties for non-payment etc., and with mandate hereby to the archbishop of Benevento and the bishops of Exeter and Ely to cause the pension to be paid. Ad personam tuam. (G. de Piccolominibus. L. Therunda. Gratis pro persona domini cardinalis. Collationata, Alcala.) [34/5 pp. Beneath the final subscription is the note: Fuit ex(pedi)ta similis dupp(lica)ta scripta per dictum L. Therunda. See Cal. Papal Lett. IX, p. 166.]

4 Pius II.

12 Kal. July.
(20 June.)
(f. 124.)
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.
(14 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 143.)
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.

17 Kal. July.
(15 June.)
(f. 155d.)
To the abbot of St. John the Evangelist's, Tuam, and Dermit Maccassarlay and David Omullamma, canons of Tuam. Mandate, as below. The pope has been informed by Eugenius Omurchu, a canon of Tuam, that (after the present pope had ordered the abbot of Knockmoy (Collis victorie) in the diocese of Tuam, if and after Thomas de Angulo, a canon of Tuam, accused Jordan de Exonis, also a canon of Tuam, about divers crimes and excesses which, as the pope had been informed by the said Thomas, Jordan had perpetrated, to summon Jordan, and if he found the information true, to deprive and remove him from his canonry of Tuam and the prebend of Balla therein, and in that event to collate and assign them to Thomas) such accusation etc. did not take place, but that Jordan and Thomas divided the fruits etc. of the said canonry and prebend between them, each of them levying for his own use a part thereof. The pope therefore orders the above three, if and after Eugenius (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure) accuses Jordan and Thomas before them, to summon them, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive Jordan of the canonry and prebend and Thomas of all right in or to them, and to remove Jordan, and in that event to collate and assign them, value not exceeding 5 marks sterling, to Eugenius, whom the pope hereby dispenses to receive and retain them, notwithstanding the said defect etc. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | Gratis pro deo (repeated also in the margin). Juravit. S. de Spada. Ja. de Buccapudulibus.) [In the margin: Martii. 3 pp. Theiner's usual cross occurs in the margin of the Rubricelle, although not of f. 155d., but the bull is not in his Monumenta.]

5 Pius II.

3 Non. Feb.
(3 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 157.)
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.
(29 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 168.)
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.’]


  • 1. On the back of the volume is the usual modern red leather label, with: ’Pii ii. de Cur. An. iv. v. T. xxiii.’ and on the bottom edge of the volume is the usual contemporary description: ‘xxiii. bullarum domini Pii pape ii.’ Inside the volume is a parchment flyleaf, probably part of a notarial instrument, so thoroughly scraped that very little trace of the writing on it survives. The Rubricelle, of which there are 15 pp., are headed: ‘Incipiunt Rubricelle xxiii libri bullarum domini nostri Pii pape ii,’ and end with the word ‘Finis.’ There are ff. i. to cccxiiii. of text.
  • 2. pro eo quod Anglici tuarum civitatis et diocesis Morinen. vicini civium Morinen. olim atrocissimi hostes quandam partem tui episcopatus iamdiu occuparunt et occupant.
  • 3. et cum huiusmodi falsis instrumentis per dilectum filium Johannem electum Aradakadensem ab eodem Johanne archidiacono ut dicebatur substitutum, cessione in manibus nostris licet minus veraciter facta et per nos admissa, ad cedendum regimini et administrationi dictarum ecclesiarum, ipsis ecclesiis pastore ut dicebatur licet falso carentibus de persona sua provideri obtinuit. There is a small cross in the margin of the Register opposite this not too clear passage.
  • 4. et nichilominus ea que super falsitate, antedicta supradictorum instrumentorum repercritis [per? ] processum vestrum manu publica subscriptum et sigillo alterius vestrum clausum et sigitlatum nobis quantocius transmittere et destinare curetis, ut nos in premissis et circa ea procedere valeamus, justicia mediante. Theiner has ‘manu publico.’ The passage seems to be defective.
  • 5. Preterea volumus quod formam juramenti huiusmodi a te tunc prestiti nobis de verbo ad verbum per tuas patentes litteras tuo sigillo signatas per proprium nuntium quantotius destinare procures.