Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 12, 1458-1471. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1933.
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Lateran Regesta, Vol. DLXIV. (fn. 1)
2 (fn. 2) Pius II.
De Dignitatibus Vacantibus.
17 Kal. July.
Petriolo in the
diocese of Siena.
|To the archbishop of Tuam and John de Burgo and Thady Ohanly, canons of the same. Mandate to collate and assign to Denis Macgillavanach, rector of the parish church of Fuoran Mor in the diocese of Annaghdown (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman related in the second and second degrees of affinity, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he had himself so promoted) the archdeaconry of Annaghdown, a non-major elective dignity with cure, value not exceeding 9 marks sterling, void by the death of Donatus; whether it be so void, or be void by the deprivation of John Ymadagayn, or by the resignation of Walter (Vateri) de Burgo, priest, or be void in any other way, and notwithstanding that he holds the said rectory, value [likewise] not exceeding 9 marks sterling, and that he is litigating before certain judges (not named) without the Roman court about the archdeaconry of Kilmacduagh (Duacen.), a non-major elective dignity with cure, value not exceeding 12 marks sterling, against a certain adversary by whom he was despoiled thereof, of which archdeaconry provision had been made [to him] by the said papal authority, and about which he had been dispensed, (fn. 3) and that the present pope recently by divers successive letters ordered provision to be made to him of the said rectory and a canonry of Clonfert and the prebend of Keylhaspoy Omoclayn (fn. 4) therein, the value of which [canonry and prebend] does not exceed 2 marks sterling, and by other letters dispensed him to receive the rectory, and to retain it for life together with the said archdeaconry in litigation, in the event of his being restored thereto and his winning it, or without them any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc., but not major or principal dignities, nor parish churches nor their perpetual vicarages, and to resign such benefices, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased. As soon as he has obtained the said archdeaconry of Annaghdown he is to resign whichever he prefers of the said archdeaconry of Kilmacduagh and rectory, if he meanwhile obtain them or one of them, or give up all right therein. Vite etc. (H. and G. Gonne. | H. xii. Expedita (fn. 5)x0 . Kal. Novembris Anno Tercio. Folani.) [42/3 pp.] See Cal. Papal Lett., XI, pp. 249 and 408.]|
3 Pius II.
|6 Non. Oct.
|To the dean of Achonry (Akaden.) and John Ohara and Cornelius Okearnaych, canons of the same. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Odo Othedura, a canon of Achonry ([A]kaden.), that after Martin V's renewal of his predecessors’ sentences etc. against simoniacs. and his reservation to himself and his successors of absolution therefrom, John Odartan. archdeacon of Achonry (Akaden.), as the result of a simoniacal bargain received from Rory (Rurico) Oseluit, priest, of the diocese of Achonry, a sum of money as the price of the said John's resignation in Rory's favour of his perpetual vicarage of the parish church of the town of Kilosellu (opidi de Deklosellu or Dekilosellu) (fn. 6) in the said diocese, and that he so resigned it, thereby committing simony and incurring the said sentences etc.) if and after Odo accuses John before the above three, to summon John and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove John, and in that event to collate and assign the archdeaconry, a non-major nonelective dignity with cure, value not exceeding 3 marks sterling, to Odo; notwithstanding that he was lately received by authority of the ordinary as a canon of Achonry ([A]kaden.) (fn. 7) without a prebend. Vite etc. (P. and G.Gonne. | P. xxii. Pridie Kal. Novembris Anno Tertio.de Varris.) [3¾ pp.]|
9 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the abbot of Clayr in the diocese of Killaloe (Laonien.). Mandate as below. The deanery of Killaloe, a major dignity, having become void by the death of John Ocormacayn during the life of Nicholas V, and reserved in virtue of the general reservation of all major cathedral dignities, made by that pope, who died without having disposed thereof, Calixtus III, in virtue of his declaration of the continued reservation of benefices reserved by his said predecessor and not disposed of by him, ordered provision to be made thereof to John Ohogayn, priest, of the said diocese [of Killaloe], by letters which have proceeded to execution. Seeing however that, as the present pope has been informed by Thomas Ocormacayn, clerk, of the diocese of Killaloe, before the impetration of the said letters the said John had, on account of the division of the fruits of the parish church of Balle in Kaisleaynara in the said diocese, and of simony between him and Matthew Ohurhyle. priest, of the said diocese, in regard to the said church, incurred the sentences etc. promulgated against simoniacs. wherefore the said letters are held null and invalid. and seeing that the said deanery is still void as above, although the said John has unduly detained it for more than five years, and still detains it [under pretext] of the said letters and the collation and provision which followed, the pope hereby orders the above abbot, if and after Thomas (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of unmarried parents, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice with cure, after which he had himself made a clerk) accuses John before the above abbot, to summon John and others concerned, and if he find the foregoing to be true, to declare the said letters and collation and provision and their consequences to be null, and to remove John from his detention of the deanery, and in that event to collate and assign the deanery, with cure and elective, value not exceeding 15 marks sterling, to Thomas, if found fit, after first receiving from him the usual oath of fealty according to the form enclosed; whether void by the said declaration. removal and death, or by the death of Dermit Ylonragayn, priest, or by the resignation of the said Dermit, or in any other way. Thomas is hereby dispensed to receive and retain it, notwithstanding the said defect etc. Dignum arbitramur. (O. and G. Gonne. | O.xxvi. Pridie Non. Februarii Anno Tertio. Pontanus.) [5 pp.]|
11 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the provost of Toustorfin (recte Corstorfin) in the diocese of St. Andrews and Robert Forster, a canon of Glasgow, residing in the said diocese [of St. Andrews]. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of John de Haliborton, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, and all the parishioners of the parish church of Elstanfurde in the said diocese contained that the fruits etc. of the nuns' monastery of Hadington in the said diocese, of the Cistercian order and wont to be governed by a prioress, are commonly worth a sum of 250l. sterling, a year, making [a sum] of 625 florins of the Camera; that the said fruits etc. are abundantly sufficient for the maintenance of the prioress and convent of the monastery, in which over 24 nuns have commonly been wont to dwell, and for other burdens; that amongst the parish churches united to the monastery is that of Elstanfurde, commonly worth 16l. sterling a year, and that its parishioners of both sexes. about 200 in number, pay personal and praedial tithes to the prioress and convent, and that the prioress and convent receive mortuaries and other emoluments in accordance with the custom of the country; but that nevertheless the prioress and convent cause the said church of Elstanfurde to be served by a priest removable yearly at their pleasure, contrary to the canons, to the great prejudice etc. of the said parishioners. (fn. 8) Wherefore the said John and parishioners have petitioned that, in order to obviate the perils of souls which may probably arise in consequence of the foregoing, and in order that all matter of alteration may be cut off, especially as a moiety of all the said fruits etc., is, with some becoming dwelling (mansio) for his residence, enough for the maintenance of a perpetual vicar, and in order that they [the parishioners] may become the more ready to pay tithes and oblations, the pope should provide a remedy. The pope therefore orders the above two to summon the said prioress and convent and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to institute John (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a married nobleman, a baron, and an unmarried woman (i) to be promoted to all [even holy] orders and receive and retain a benefice even with cure, in virtue of which he, after having been so promoted, obtained by canonical collation a certain perpetual chaplaincy of Haliburton in the said diocese, (ii) to receive and retain with such benefice another compatible benefice, and to resign them, for exchange or otherwise, once only, and receive and retain instead two compatible benefices, even if one of them had cure) as perpetual vicar of the said church, commit to him the cure of the souls of the parishioners, and assign to him for life a moiety of the said fruits with a becoming dwelling (mansio) according to the custom of the country, etc.; notwithstanding that he holds the said chaplaincy of Haliburton, without cure and value not exceeding 6l. sterling. Solicitudinis pastoralis officium. (O. and Jo. de Millinis. | O. xx. Sexto Non. Maii Anno Tertio.Pontanus.) [31/5 pp.]|
|12 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the abbot of Middleton (de Choro [sancti] Benedicti) in the diocese of Cloyne (Clonen.), and the precentor of Cloyne. Mandate as below. The recent petition of John Tirri, priest, of the diocese of Cloyne, contained that to the Augustinian monastery of All Saints by the city of Dublin, wont to be governed by a prior, there belongs the rectory of the parish church of Rathbarri in the said diocese [of Cloyne], and that the prior and convent have been wont to grant to farm or rent the fruits etc. of the said rectory, temporarily and under a certain yearly cess to be paid to the monastery, by which grant the said church very often suffers in spirituals and temporals. At the said petition, adding that if the said fruits etc. were granted for life to the said John to farm or rent for the price and yearly cess wont to be paid by other persons to the monastery, the said church would greatly benefit etc., the pope hereby orders the above two, if they find the foregoing to be true, to grant the said fruits etc. for life to John to farm or rent, under the same cess and price as hitherto. Humilibus supplicum votis. (O. and G. Gonne. | O. x. Pontanus.) [1½ pp.]|
|4 Non. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the archdeacon and the precentor of Cloyne (Clonen.) and Dermit Oleyn, a canon of the same. Mandate as below. The recent petition of Richard Pursell, a canon of Cloyne, contained that Nicholas V, upon hearing that the precentorship of Limerick was void, and had been so long void that there was no certain knowledge of the mode of its voidance and that its collation had by the Lateran statutes lapsed to the apostolic see, ordered the abbot of the Augustinian monastery of SS. Peter and Paul, Clare (de Forgio alias de Clar) in the diocese of Killaloe (Laonien.), and two colleagues (not here named) to collate and assign the said precentorship to Richard, who had been dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of unmarried parents (i) to be promoted to all [even] holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, (ii) to receive and retain a canonry and prebend in each of the churches of Limerick and Cloyne, provision of which had been ordered to be made to him [Cal. Papal Letters, Vol. X, p. 685]; and that Rory (Roricus), abbot of the said monastery, duly made collation and provision to him of the precentorship, and that in virtue thereof he obtained and at present holds it. The said petition added that after the impetration of the said letters a suit arose about the precentorship between the said Richard Pursell and Richard Fitzhanry, clerk, its then detainer, and that the parties chose William bishop of Limerick as judge and arbitrator, who adjudged the precentorship to Pursel[l] and imposed perpetual silence on Fitzhanry; and that afterwards Pursell, in accordance with an ordinance of the said bishop, in order that Fitzhanry should abstain from hindrances, and by way of compensation for the costs which he had incurred in pursuing the matter of the precentorship, promised to pay him, and in fact paid him, a certain sum of money and certain cattle (fn. 9); that, when Pursell was contending with Gillasius Okeyt, priest, about the deanery of Lismore, he received from the said Gillasius, in accordance with the composition of arbitrators and friends, a certain other sum of money and a woollen cloth (fn. 10) of a certain value; that, when he had a suit with Thomas Artur, clerk, of the diocese of Limerick about a canonry and the prebend of Ardkannzy in the church of Limerick, he received from the said Thomas, in accordance with the composition of arbitrators and friends, a certain other woollen cloth and a certain quantity of honey to a certain value, on account of which things Pursell fears that he has incurred simony and the sentences etc. against simoniacs, and also doubts whether the collation and provision made to him of the precentorship hold good. The pope therefore orders the above three to absolve him from all sentences etc. incurred on account of the foregoing, and from simony, enjoining penance, dispense him on account of any irregularity contracted, and rehabilitate him, and moreover, in the event of their so doing, to collate and assign to him the precentorship, a non-major dignity with cure, value not exceeding 50 marks sterling; whether it be void as above, or by the death of Patrick Cori or Alan (Aulani) Ylynchy or Cornelius Yhymori (recte Yhymoir), clerks, or by the promotion of Denis bishop of Ossory, lately made to him of that church by papal authority, and by the consecration administered to him by the same authority, or be void in any other way, and notwithstanding that he (fn. 11) (who was lately dispensed by papal authority to receive and retain the precentorship, if he obtained it in virtue of the aforesaid letters, and along with it and with the other benefices which he was holding any other benefices compatible therewith and with one another, of any number and kind, with and without cure, and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased [ibid.]) holds a canonry of Cloyne and the prebend of Croylleny and Imfrig’ therein, value not exceeding 6 marks sterling. Before they proceed to execute these presents, Richard is to resign the precentorship to them. Solet copiosa. (O. and G. Gonne. | O. xxx. Kal.Julii Anno Tertio. Pontanus.) [5¼ pp. See also ibid., pp. 380, 381.]|
|12 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the bishop of Derry (Deren.). Mandate as below. The recent petition of John Omulchayn, priest, of the diocese of Armagh, contained that although formerly the parish churches of Balycluyg, Cylluan and Drumfad in the said diocese, each of which had a rector, were by authority of the ordinary erected into a prebend of Armagh, nevertheless divine worship has been very much diminished in those churches in consequence of the said erection. The said petition added that if a perpetual vicarage were created and erected in the said church of Bayrbaus (sic) and its annexes, and two parts of its fruits etc. assigned for the holders of the prebend and one part only for the holders of such vicarage; that if the parcel of the rectory within the bounds of the parish of the parish church of Ardbo in the said diocese which pertains to the vicarage of that church (the parishioners of which parcel have for many years been wont, on account of the distance of the mother church, and on account of mortal enmities, to receive the sacraments in the said church of Balycburg (sic)), were united etc. in perpetuity to the vicarage thus to be newly created and erected; and that if the said vicarage with the parcel thus united were to be collated and assigned to the said John, it would be to the benefit of the said church of Balycluyg and its daughter churches, and the parishioners, and to the great increase of divine worship therein. At the said John's petition (fn. 12) for the creation and erection de novo of the said vicarage, and for the union thereto of the said parcel, etc., the pope hereby orders the above bishop to summon those concerned, and if he find the facts to be as stated, to create and erect de novo a perpetual vicarage in the said church of Balycluyg and its annexes, unite the said parcel to the said vicarage in perpetuity, and collate and assign the said vicarage, the value of which and of the said parcel does not exceed 3 marks sterling, and its annexes and all its rights and appurtenances, to the said John; provided that the said parcel be not, on account of such union, defrauded of its due services, but that its wonted burdens be duly borne. Ex apostolice servitutis. (O. and G. Gonne. | O.Gratis pro deo. Pontanus.) [3½ pp.]|