Vatican Regesta 500: 1458-1459

Pages 549-551

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. D. (fn. 1)


1 Pius II.

(f. [1]r.) [1458.]
xix. [die Augusti]
Parrochialis ecclesie de Morcon (sic) Glascuensis diocesis. Patricius Alexandri.
(f. [1]d.) xxi. [die Augusti]. Vicaria ecclesie parrochialis de Morcow (sic) Glasguensis diocesis. Georgius de Kymmont.
(f. [6]r.) 4a die Septembris. Perinde valere super prebenda Clonensis [ecclesie]. (fn. 2) Donaldus Ocearuuill.
(Ibid.) ““ Parrochialis ecclesia de Dompnachmor Armachane diocesis, per obitum Godefridi. (fn. 3) Willialmus.
(f. [8]r.) no date. Parrochialis ecclesia Killnichnyss in Ibernia, per obitum Malachie. Tatheus Occaancon.
(Ibid.) Parrochialis ecclesia de Cluainyoss ac de Cunaci rural(is), per obitum Tigernacii in Ibernia. (fn. 4) TerenciusOcarbri.
(Ibid). Prebenda ecclesie Clonensis, per promotionem Jo. Stach. Johannes Roche.
(Ibid.) Nova provisio super monasterio beate Marie Clogerensis propter dilapidationem Patricii. Idem Patricius.
Prid. Kal. April.
(31 March.)
(f. 22d.)
To John, prior of the Augustinian priory or monastery of Hexham in the diocese of York. Dispensation to receive and retain in commendam for life with the said priory or monastery (in which there is a large number of monks or canons, (fn. 5) and which, on account of its having been twice burned by the Scots, (fn. 6) of wars and mortalities and very many divers other inconveniences, has been reduced to such great ruin and destruction that from its slender fruits the prior cannot maintain himself and his state and bear his burdens) any benefice with or without cure, secular or regular of his order, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a chantry or an annual or a free chapel, and if of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxx. A. de Moncia. Jo. de Vulterris.) [2/3 p.]
8 Id. March.
(8 March.)
(f. 26.)
To James Lyndosay (sic), precentor of Moray, of a noble and baronial race. (fn. 7) Dispensation to him, who holds inter cetera the said precentorship, a non-major dignity with cure, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, to receive and retain therewith for life one other benefice, or if he resign the precentorship any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or major or principal dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (G. Lollius. | l. A. de Montia. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Martii. 1½ pp.


  • 1. On the back of this exceptionally thin volume is the usual modern red leather label, with the description: ‘Pii. ii. Sec. L. iii. T. 33.’ The usual contemporary description on the bottom edge of the volume is illegible. The first 8½ folios, which are unnumbered, consist of a list of very brief notes or memoranda arranged in three columns. They are not Rubricelle and have no relation to the text proper of the volume (ff. i.–xli.). The few of them which concern the calendar are reproduced in column above, as they appear in the Register. Of these 8½ unnumbered folios the first four, viz. [1]r. to [4]r., bear dates from the 19th to the 31st of some unmentioned month, apparently August; ff. [4]d.–[5]d. bear dates i. and ii. of a month which is apparently September, the last three items on f. [5]d. being dated ‘ii. Septembris,’ and the top margin of f. [6] r. having the date ‘4a die Septembris.’ At the bottom of f. [5]r., in the midst of the 2 Sept. entries, is ‘xx. Augusti,’ whilst ‘xxv. Augusti’ occurs near the bottom of f. [6]r., thus confirming the supposition that the entries on ff. [1]r.–[4]r. belong to August. There is no date at all on ff. [6]d.–to the end of the list on f. [9]r., but they presumably belong to the month of September. An examination of these brief notes or memoranda shows that they belong to the year 1458. They are evidently a kind of diary kept by the Datary, who was interested from the point of view of fees, of grants signed by Pius II between the day of his election, 19 Aug., and the day of his coronation, 3 Sept., 1458, with which period the dates above mentioned, with the exception of the ‘4a die Septembris’ on f. [6]r., coincide. The memoranda, which are written in a minute and difficult personal Gothic cursive hand, consist for the most part of brief records of impetrations of provisions of benefices, with a few indulgences and dispensations and such other miscellanceous matters as ‘Baptista de Zabellis suscipitur in subdiaconum,’ i.e. is appointed a papal subdeacon (f. [2]r.), ‘officium scriptoric ciusdem,’ i.e., an appointment to the office of writer of apostolic letters, apparently void by the promotion of Nicholas Capranica (f. [3]r.), ‘licencia arrendandi fructus (ibid.), altare portatile (ibid),’ etc. The name of the impetrator is in the third and last column. These few folios of brief notes are followed by 3½ blank leaves, after which comes the text proper of the volume, viz. ff. i.–xli;, consisting of Littere secrete of the first year of Pius II, the only ones falling within the scope of the present calendar being those on ff. 22d. and 26, analysed above.
  • 2. i.e. a validation from the date 4 Sept. of a provision by Calixtus III of a canonry and prebend of Cloyne, the letters of which had not been drawn up on account of the pope's death. See above, p. 304.
  • 3. See Cal. Papal Lett., X, p. 666.
  • 4. See above, p. 220.
  • 5. in quo copiosus monachorum sive canonicorum numerus existit.
  • 6. proper duplex incendium Scotorum.
  • 7. de nobili et baronum genere procreato. The mention of this in the address is exceptional.