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. CCCCLIII. (fn. 2)
4 Calixtus III.
5 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To Matthew Ogriffa, perpetual vicar of Disert Malacala in the diocese of Killaloe (Laonien.), bachelor of canon law. Reservation to the pope's gift, for collation to him (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 receive the said vicarage, and afterwards four other benefices with or without cure compatible with one another, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, and hold instead other similar or dissimilar compatible benefices for life, in virtue of which he had himself so promoted and obtained the above vicarage, value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, and the rectory in ecclesiastical fee of Dromcheybb (rectius Dromcleybb) in the same diocese, without cure and value not exceeding 5 marks sterling, and was received as a canon of Limerick by the dean and chapter, from which reception he received no emolument) of a canonry of Limerick and the prebend called St. Munchins (Sancti Monchini) therein, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, which are to become void by the promotion recently made by the pope of William elect of Limerick to that church and the consecration to be administered to him; notwithstanding that the pope has this day [below, f. 107] ordered provision to be made to him of the [perpetual] vicarage of Garr[e] in the said diocese, value likewise not exceeding 20 marks sterling. He is hereby dispensed to receive the said canonry and prebend and any other benefices with and without cure compatible with one another, of any number and kind, even if canonries and prebends, dignities etc., and to resign them and his other benefices, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and receive and retain instead for life other similar and dissimilar benefices compatible with one another. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.|
|Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Orvieto, the prior of St. Mary's de Raytgela in the diocese of Limerick, and Luke de Vivianis, canon of Ferentino. Hodie canonicatum. ([M.] Ferrarii. | xxv. xx. (sic). Constantinus. S. Crusiliati.) [In the margin: Maii. 32/3 pp.]|
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the abbot of St. Mary's, Inisgad, in the diocese of Killaloe (Laonien.). Mandate (the Angustinian monastery of SS. Peter and Paul de Forgio alias de Clar in the diocese of Killaloe having become void at the apostolic see, and therefore reserved to the pope, by the resignation made there to the pope of Roderick Macceayh (rectius Macereayh), [now] a canon, then abbot thereof, through John Cadeti, clerk, of the diocese of Saintes (Xantonen.), an abbreviator of apostolic letters, substituted as proctor for the purpose by Matthew Macceayh (sic), clerk, of the above diocese, the said Roderick's proctor; and the pope having this day by other letters ordered the above abbot to cause the said Matthew to be received as a canon of the said monastery and to receive his profession [see the concurrent mandate appended to the present mandate, below]), after he has executed the said mandate to make provision to Matthew (who was lately dispensed by authority of the ordinary on account of illegitimacy as the son of the said Roderick, already (etiam tunc) an abbot and professed of the said order, and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to minor orders, and afterwards by papal authority to be promoted to all the other orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which first dispensation he had himself made a clerk) if found fit, of the said monastery, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling. The pope hereby specially dispenses him to exercise the rule and administration etc., notwithstanding the said defect of birth, and notwithstanding that his father was an abbot, etc., and grants that he may be blessed by any catholic bishop, who shall receive from him the usual oath of fealty according to the form enclosed, and send it to the pope by Matthew's letters patent sealed with Matthew's seal, (fn. 1) without prejudice to the bishop of Killaloe, to whom the said monastery is by ordinary law subject. Inter sollicitudines.|
|Concurrent mandate to the above abbot (fn. 2) to cause the above Matthew to be received as a canon of the above monastery and receive his profession. Cupientibus vitam. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxxvi. xvi. Constantinus. H. de Vuna. Jo. de Cicchinis.) [In the margin: Junii. 3 pp.]|
|8 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To Nicholas de Fechkill, [abbot] of the Augustinian monastery of Insula missarum alias Inchaferay in the diocese of Dunblane. Collation and provision to him, a canon professed of the Augustinian monastery of Scone in the diocese of St. Andrews, at the petition also of James king of Scots, of the above monastery, value not exceeding 300l. sterling, void by the death of John de Muciay (? rectius Murray), during whose life it was specially reserved by the pope; with mandate hereby to the convent and all the vassals to render, the convent obedience and reverence, and the vassals their wonted services and dues (jura), and faculty to the said abbot to be blessed by any catholic bishop, and dispensation to him on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest, also a canon professed of the said order, and an unmarried woman, to exercise the rule and administration. Before being blessed, he is to take to the said bishop the usual oath of fealty according to the form enclosed, which the bishop is to cause to be sent to the pope by his own envoy, by the abbot's letters patent sealed with the abbot's seal (fn. 3), without prejudice to the bishop of Dunblane, to whom the said monastery is by ordinary law subject. Suscepti cura. (Nicasius. | lta . Constantinus. Pe. de Bonitate.) [In the margin. Junii. 12/3 pp. See below, f. 376.]|
|5 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the prior of St. Mary's de Raythgela in the diocese of Limerick, the chancellor of Limerick and Luke de Vivianis, canon of Ferentino. Mandate to collate and assign to Matthew Ogriffa, perpetual vicar of Disert Malacala in the diocese of Killaloe (who was late dispensed …… emolument, as above, f. 32d) (fn. 4), the perpetual vicarage of Garre in the diocese of Limerick, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, void by the death without the Roman court of William Torgir; (fn. 1) whether it be so void, or be void by the death of Malachy Ycomnyd or by the resignations of the said William and Malachy or of Gillasius Ykeyt, or be void in any other way; notwithstanding that the pope has this day [ibid.] ordered provision to be made to him of a canonry and the prebend [of St. Munchins] in Limerick, value [likewise] not exceeding 20 marks sterling, and has dispensed him to receive any benefices with and without cure compatible with one another, of any number and kind, even if dignities etc., not being major or principal dignities, and to resign them and his other benefices, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and to receive and retain instead for life other similar or dissimilar benefices compatible with one another. As soon as he obtains possession of the said vicarage of Garre he is to resign that of Disert. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. ([M. Ferrarii.] | xx. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Junii. 1½ pp. There are slight differences between the corresponding parts of this mandate and the reservation above, f. 32d.]|
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To John Stak, dean of Ardfert. Confirmation etc., as below. He was dispensed by papal authority on account of illegitimacy as the son of a deacon and an unmarried woman, [both] nobles, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which provision was by the said authority ordered to be made to him of the archdeaconry of Limerick, a non-major non-elective dignity with cure, by certain letters by which he was dispensed to receive and retain for life the said archdeaconry and any other benefices with or without cure, of any number and kind, compatible with the aforesaid [benefice and archdeaconry], even if canonries and prebends, dignities etc., and afterwards by other letters to receive and retain for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, provided that he did not hold two parish churches or perpetual vicarages; after which provision was by other papal letters ordered to be made to him of the plebania or rectory of Dungarwan in the diocese of Lismore, of the patronage of laymen. Subsequently, he having been by the bishop of Lismore, by his ordinary authority, created and received, with consent of the chapter, as a supernumerary (ultranumerarium) canon of of Lismore, and the said bishop having, with the said consent, created and erected the said plebania or rectory into a prebend of Lismore, and having assigned it to him for life, transferring the cure of souls of the said plebania to the said church of Lismore, in such wise that he was bound to pay a mark sterling yearly to the said church of Lismore, the said reception, assignment, creation, erection etc. and their consequences were by certain papal letters ordered to be approved and confirmed, and any defects therein made good, after which provision was made or ordered to be made to him, by successive letters, of the deanery of Ardfert, a major elective dignity with cure, of a canonry of Cloyne (Clonen.) and the prebend of Cull and Brecnnuy (rectius Brecmuy) therein, and of a canonry of Limerick and the prebend of Croch therein, which is of the patronage of laymen, by the last of which successive letters he had indult to retain for life the said archdeaconry and canonry and prebend of Limerick, but in which no special mention was made of the said archdeaconry and deanery, which are incompatible. At his recent petition (containing that in virtue of the said provisions, dispensations and indult he obtained the said archdeaconry, plebania [or rectory], deanery, canonries and prebends, and has held possession for more than five years, taking the fruits meanwhile; and adding that he fears lest in the collations and provisions made to him in virtue of the said letters, and in the consequent processes, and in the impetrations of the said letters, there may be some defects, and that therefore, and for other causes, he may be molested in respect of the said archdeaconry, plebania [or rectory], deanery, canonries and prebends) the pope (in order that the said letters, collations, provisions, processes etc. may not be taxed with surreptitiousness, absolving him hereby from all sentences of excommunication etc. and from the crimes of perjury, fornication and from other excesses etc., and rehabilitating him, and holding as sufficiently expressed his other benefices, and the values of them and of the said archdeaconry, plebania or rectory, deanery, canonries and prebends), approves and confirms the said mandates, collations, provisions, creation etc., and their consequences, and grants that the several said letters etc. shall hold good from the date of these presents (even if in them there were suppressions or omissions of fact, even if the said archdeaconry and deanery be ipso facto void because he, who is in minor orders only, did not within the lawful time have himself promoted to the priesthood, and even if they and the said plebania and canonries and prebends be at present void in any way soever) as if he had had himself so promoted, and as if in the said last letters he had made special and express mention of the deanery and archdeaconry, and as if all the other things aforesaid had proceeded etc. duly and lawfully, without any defect. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | lxxx. Constantinus. A. Trapezuntius.) [In the margin: Junii. 3¼ pp. See Cal. Papal Lett., IX., pp. 170, 171, 182, 183, 194, 195 and X., p. 453.]|
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate etc., as below. The pope has recently learned that lately Reginald bishop of Chichester, solicitous for the welfare of the people committed to him, compiled certain libels or tractates or quinternions, in English and Latin, of the Christian religion and a number of others concerning the contemplative life, (fn. 1) and then, without having carefully corrected and amended them, as was becoming, gave them to divers persons, both clergy and lay, in the hope that they would derive therefrom salutary fruits, but that the said bishop remained frustrated in his hope, for, inasmuch as it was alleged by certain that the said libels etc. contained many things contrary to the catholic faith, the above archbishop caused him to be summoned before him to exhibit the said libels etc., which had been put forth by the bishop twenty-four years ago; (fn. 2) that the said bishop reverently exhibited and produced before the said archbishop a number of libels under certain protestations, namely, that if any things were contained therein contrary to the catholic faith he did not wish to hold them nor obstinately to defend them, but held them null and of no effect, (fn. 3) and that the archbishop committed the said libels to certain masters in theology and doctors in canon and civil law to be examined; that subsequently, some things having been found in the said libels by the archbishop and the said masters and doctors contrary to the said faith and to the teaching (determinationi) of Holy Mother Church, the said bishop recanted and abjured the said erroneous things thus found and certain other articles which were objected to him in presence of the archbishop and other bishops, (fn. 4) some of which are contained in the creeds, (fn. 5) namely, in the article ‘He descended into hell,’ also in the articles ‘I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints,’ also in the articles that the Church Universal may err in those things which are of faith, and that it is not necessary to salvation to give faith and credence to those things which a General Council determines in matter of faith, in all which things he confessed that he had erred and believed, held, written, preached and taught otherwise than Holy Mother Church holds and believes, and offered to undergo the satisfaction to be imposed on him and awarded by the archbishop, which he underwent and did penance (penituit); that, the bishop being penitent (penitenti) and returning to the unity of the church, the archbishop gave commission to John Stockes, (fn. 6) archdeacon of the church [of Ely], (fn. 7)to absolve him etc., and that the said archdeacon absolved him from all sentences of suspension and excommunication, restored him to the unity and sacraments of the Church, dispensed him on account of irregularity etc. and rehabilitated him, and restored him to his former state, as is contained more fully in the process made against the said bishop Reginald by the archbishop in the matter of the errors [and] heresies contained in the said books, libels, tractates and quinternions and the articles confessed by him, and subscribed by the hand of a notary public and produced before the pope, the tenours of which and of the said libels and articles the pope wills to be expressed as if they were inserted verbatim in these presents. The pope therefore, in order that there may be no hesitation in future (fn. 1) as to the validity of the absolution, dispensation, rehabilitation, restoration and other things done by the said archbishop and archdeacon, on account of defect of jurisdiction and because the said bishop Reginald was not lawfully and duly absolved, restored or rehabilitated, desiring to provide for the state of the said bishop Reginald and to honour the said archbishop in the foregoing matters, etc., ratifies hereby the said absolutions, dispensations, etc. and their consequences, and orders the above archbishop to absolve by the pope's authority the said bishop Reginald anew from all perjury, heresy, usury (fn. 2) and other crimes and excesses incurred by him on account of the foregoing, absolve him from all sentences etc., enjoining a salutary penance etc., dispense him on account of irregularity, dispense him to minister in his orders and in the office of the altar, and to be bishop of the same or any other church, even metropolitan, to which he may be transferred, and rule and govern the same in spirituals and temporals, and to exercise all things which pertain to order and jurisdiction, restore him to the state in which he was before the aforesaid, cause him to enjoy his former liberty, and rehabilitate him, etc., the pope himself hereby absolving, dispensing, restoring and rehabilitating him by these presents; orders, moreover, the archbishop to cause bishop Reginald to enjoy peaceable possession of his said church of Chichester, and not to permit him to be molested in any way on account of the aforesaid, compelling obedience by ecclesiastical censures, deprivation of benefices etc., disability and other more formidable penalties, without appeal, etc., invoking if necessary the aid of the secular arm, in regard to all which the pope hereby grants him full and free faculty, etc. Apostolice sedis indefe[s]sa (fn. 3)clementia. (M. Ferrarii. | xvi. Ja. Bauron [sic]. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Julii. 3½ pp. Registered again below, Reg. Vat. CCCCLXII., f. 326d. See also below, Reg. Vat. CCCCLXIX., f. 239.]|
8 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To John de Durhame, priest, of the diocese of Brechin, M.A. Reservation to the pope's gift, for grant to him in commendam, of the perpetual vicarage of Logi in the diocese of St. Andrews, which depends on the Augustinian monastery of Scone in the said diocese, and is wont to be governed by canons thereof, and the value of which and of its annexes does not exceed 6l. sterling, which is to become void as a result of the provision which the pope has this day [above, f. 85d] ordered to be made to Nicholas Fichkill (fn. 1) of the Augustinian monastery of Insula missarum, commonly called Inchaffaray, in the diocese of Dunblane. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.|
|Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Orvieto, the dean of Dunkeld and the chancellor of Brechin. (fn. 1) Hodie cum perpetua vicaria. (M. Ferrarii. | xiiii. xii. Constantinus. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Junii. 2¾ pp.]|