Vatican Regesta 512: 1463-1464

Pages 674-677

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. DXII. (fn. 1)


6 Pius II.

7 Id. June.
(7 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
To the dean of Clogher. Mandate, at the recent petition of Edmund Olergusa, clerk, of the diocese of Clogher (containing that in the said diocese there is a certain rectory called the plebs de Circhimgorn belonging to the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Loueth, in the diocese of Armagh, the fruits etc. of which rectory [value not stated] have been wont to be granted by the prior to farm or rent; and adding that if they were granted to him for life it would be to the manifest benefit of the said rectory, monastery and prior, and that he would increase them many fold, etc.), to summon the said prior and others concerned, and if he find by summary information that the said fruits etc. have been ill alienated, and that such grant for life would be of manifest benefit as above, to grant them to Edmund on rent for life. Ad ea per que. (G. de Piccolominibus. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. S. Planas. L. Therunda.) [In the margin: Junii. 1½ pp.]
Kal. Aug.
(1 Aug.)
(f. 32.)
To James, nobleman, lord of the place of Hamilton in the diocese of Glasgow. Indult to have a portable altar. Registered briefly, with address and ‘salutem etc. Sincere devotionis affectus altare portatile etc. sub data Ancone anno. ‘(G. de Piccolominibus. | x. G. [de] Condolmario. Jo. de Veneriis.)
Id. Aug.
(13 Aug.)
(f. 68.)
To Robert Overton, prior of the Benedictine monastery or priory of St. Martin Novi operis, Dover, in the diocese of Canterbury. Dispensation to him (whom the pope lately dispensed to receive and retain for life together with the said priory any benefice with or without cure, even if a parish church etc., and of lay patronage, and wont to be governed by secular or regular clerks of any order, and to resign it, as often as he pleased, simply or for exchange) not only to receive such benefice as in virtue of the said grant he has obtained or may obtain in future, and retain it for life, together with the said priory, but also to receive such benefice and, if he has already obtained it, to retain it in titulum if he resign the said priory and without it, and to resign such benefice, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and in its stead receive another and similarly retain it for life without the priory. Religionis etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxx. S. Planas. N. de Benzis.) [In the margin: Julii. 1 p. + See above, p. 608.]
Non. Aug.
(5 Aug.)
(f. 100.)
To Richard Berd, perpetual vicar of St. Laurence's de Hungerfurdi, in the diocese of Salisbury, licentiate in laws. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, or, if he resign the said vicarage any two benefices with cure and incompatible, even if major or principal dignities, etc., or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or chantries or hospitals, or such mixed, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. S. Planas.) [In the margin: Julii, O. Principis pro distributore. 1¼ pp.]
[2] Non. June.
(4 June.)
(fn. 2)
To Thomas Duoci, (fn. 3) a monk professed of the Benedictine monastery of St. Martin Novi operis, Dover, in the diocese of Canterbury. Dispensation to him, who is a priest and was prior of the said monastery, to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church etc., and of lay patronage, and [to resign] it, [simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases], and receive and retain for life any other benefice. Religionis etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxx. S. Planas. N. de Benciis.) [In the margin: Julii, O. Principis pro distributore. ¾ p.]

4 Pius II.

3 Kal. Sept.
(30 Aug.)
(f. 148.)
To all Christ's faithful in the realm of England. Declaration etc., as below. In the first year of his pontificate, when the pope was going to Mantua for the purpose of holding the assembly which he had appointed for resisting the Turks, he judged necessary to send to Henry king of England and to the said realm in the name of the pope and the apostolic see some one in order to obtain help for the expedition against the Turks, (fn. 4) and to calm any discords in the realm and endeavour to make peace, and he therefore sent Francis bishop of Terni with the power of a legate de latere, who, as the pope has learned, behaved himself far otherwise than became him, perpetrated things which he was never ordered by the pope to do, and did against the pope's intention and will many things which the pope was afterwards grieved to learn. And since it has been reported to the pope by many that when the said bishop was in England, and grave discords had arisen between the said king and a number of his nobles and barons, so that there was even recourse to arms, he showed himself not a mediator, as became him and as he had been ordered, but a partisan, and adhered to those who had risen against the king, and when a battle was at hand, and both sides were betaking themselves to arms, raised the standard of the Roman church in battle against Christ's faithful, gave plenary absolution of all their sins to those who fell in arms against the king, and on the other hand excommunicated all who were fighting on the king's side, forbade burial to those of them who died in battle, and did many like things, by which he both showed himself partial and an enemy of the king, and also exceeded the limits of his legation and gravely offended the pope and the apostolic see, wherefore the pope, on his return to the pope and so defamed, at once cast him into prison to render an account of his doings and be duly punished for his excesses. In order therefore that none may fear on account of the said censures, interdict of ecclesiastical burial and plenary absolution of sins said to have been promulgated and granted by the said bishop against the helpers of the said king, the pope hereby declares that they emanated without his order, and on the contrary against his intention, and moreover, ad cautelem maiorem, annuls them. Anno primo nostri pontificatus. (G. de Piccolominibus. | D. de Piscia.) [1⅓ pp. See Raynaldi Annales, an. 1460 § 107, 1461 § 116 and 133, 1462 § 48; Fædera, an. 1459 Jan. 7, 1460 Dec. 9, 1461 Nov. 20 and 25, 1462 March 22, and passim in the Calendar of State Papers (Milan), ed. Hinds, Vol. I.]


6 Kal. March.
(24 Feb.)
[St. Peter's], Rome. (fn. 5)
(f. 161.)
To Edward king of England. Request etc., as below. The king has often, and very recently even by his letters, expressed his good will etc. towards the honour and estate of the pope and the apostolic see, and the pope does not doubt that the king's deeds will correspond to his words. The present bishop of London has for many years been bound to the papal Camera in 7,233l. 7s. 8d. [cf. above, Reg. Vat. DXI, ff. 270 and 271d.], and has refused to make satisfaction to the said Camera, wherefore he was admonished by an auditor of causes of the said Camera to make satisfaction thereto within a certain time, under pain of excommunication and 50,000 ducats, or appear before the said auditor to show cause why he did not pay, and that neither of these things was done by the said bishop, but that he became contumacious; wherefore, after the lapse of the assigned term the said auditor proceeded at the instance of the pope's treasury (fisci nostri) to declare the said bishop to have incurred the said pains, and letters of denunciation and execution have been decreed according to the custom of the Roman court, which the pope is sending to England at present in order to be executed, (fn. 6) as the king will be able to learn more fully by Vincent Clementis, the pope's notary and collector. The pope therefore hereby exhorts and requests the king to give favour and assistance in order that with their help the said letters may be swiftly and duly executed. Sepenumero alias tua serenitas. (G. de Piccolominibus. B. de Maffeis.) [1⅓ pp.]


  • 1. On the back of the volume is the usual modern red leather label, with: ’Pii ii. Secret. L. xv. T. xlv,’ and on the bottom edge of the volume is the usual contemporary description: ‘iii. Anni vi. Pii’ and ‘xvi.’ (sic). Inside the volume is a flyleaf, consisting of part of an unerased contemporary notarial instrument on parchment, recording the sale of property apparently situate in Rome. There are no Rubricelle, and the text extends from f. i. to f. iiolxiiii. i.e. cclxiiii, the volume being thus smaller than usual. At the end of the text is the usual ‘Gasper Blondus.’ In the top margin of f. i. is ‘Li(bro) primo.’
  • 2. Datum Ancone anno etc. millesimo quadringentcsimo sexagesimo secundo Non. Junii pontificatus nostri anno sexto; rectius sexagesimo [quarto], Secundo Non…
  • 3. dilecto filio Thome Duoci monacho …
  • 4. qui ad expeditionem contra Turchos obeundam auxilia … statuere conaretur.
  • 5. Datum Rome etc. mcccclxii.
  • 6. quas impresentiarum ad partes mittimus ut debite executioni mandentur.