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Lateran Regesta 743: 1474-1475

Pages 396-399

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 13, 1471-1484. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1955.

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Lateran Regesta, Vol. DCCXLIII. (fn. 1)

4 Sixtus IV.

De Diversis.

1474[–5].
4 Non. Jan.
(2 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 10r.)
To John Warde, rector of Ubdonlovell in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church any one other benefice, or if he resign the said church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches, etc., or dignities, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. [2 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 11r.)
To William Wylkynson, rector of St. Denis's, York. The like. Vite etc. [2 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 12r.)
To John Frense, rector of the hospital of St. Peter in the suburb of Bury St. Edmunds, without Rysbygare (recte Rysbygate), in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said hospital (here ‘Resbygare’), which has cure, and is wont to be given to secular clerks as a title of a perpetual benefice, any one other benefice, etc., as above, f. 10r., mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. [2 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 13r.)
To Thomas Hyke, rector of Nonyngton in the diocese of York, M.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life, etc., as above, f. 10r. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. [2 pp.]
1474.
4 Kal. Jan.
(29 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 16r.)
To Maurice ap David, rector of Rudpakston in the diocese of St. Davids, bachelor in decrees. The like. Litterarum etc. [1½ pp.]
1474.
Ibid.
(f. 17r.)
To Richard Manne, rector of Rodinge Aytrop in the diocese of London, bachelor in decrees. The like. Litterarum etc. [1½ pp.]
1474[–5].
8 Kal. March.
(22 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 20r.)
To the bishop of Salisbury. Mandate to dispense Geoffrey Radclliffe [sic], scholar, of the diocese of Salisbury, M.A., (fn. 2) to be, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of a married man and an unmarried woman, promoted to all, even holy orders and hold any compatible benefices with or without cure, of any number and kind, even if canonries and prebends, dignities, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Ex parte dilecti filii Galfridi Radclliffe scolaris Saresbiriensis diocesis magistri in artibus. (fn. 2) [1¼ pp.]
1474.
10 Kal. Jan.
(23 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 41r.)
To John Hyrste, rector of Charwelton in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to receive and detain for life, etc., as above, f. 10r. Litterarum etc. [2 pp.]
1474[–5].
4 Non. Jan.
(2 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 43r.)
To David Ston', rector of Stonsfild (fn. 3) in the diocese of Lincoln. The like. Vite etc. [12/3 pp.]

De Exhibitis.

1474.
12 Kal. Nov.
(21 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 84v.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Monasteranenagh (de Magio), and the prior of St. Mary's, Rathkeale (de Ragella), in the diocese of Limerick, and the chancellor of Limerick. Mandate, as below. After the pope's reservation to his gift of all dignities, etc., void and to be void at the apostolic see, upon the deanery of Limerick becoming void at the said see by the resignation of Thomas Yscheanacan alias Scheolayn, made to the pope by Donald Feregaill, clerk, of the diocese of Ardagh, substituted as proctor by Thomas Oronayn, clerk, proctor of the said Thomas Yscheolayn [sic], the pope made provision thereof, thus void and previously reserved, to the said Thomas Oronayn, clerk and bachelor in decrees. The recent petition of Dermit Macmachona, perpetual vicar of Kylkydei in the diocese of Limerick, contained that before the said provision had thus been made to him the said Thomas Oronayn had without any title held de facto possession of the parish church of Balygady in the said diocese for several years, and had taken its fruits etc., likewise de facto, thereby contracting disability, and was at the time of the said letters, and of the provision made to him of the said deanery in virtue thereof, still under disability. The said provision and letters being therefore without force, and the said deanery being still void, and still reserved under the pope's said general reservation of all dignities, etc., void at the said see, the pope hereby orders the above three to summon the said Thomas Oronayn, and if they find true what is alleged by the said Dermit, as above, to declare null the said letters, and the collation and provision of the said deanery made to the said Thomas Oronayn in virtue thereof, and in that event to collate and assign it, a major elective dignity with cure, value 60 marks sterling, to the said Dermit, who alleges that the said Thomas Oronayn has under pretext of the said letters, and without any other title or right, detained possession of it for between one and two years, that he (Dermit) is of noble birth, and that he holds the said vicarage of Kylkydei, value 12 marks sterling; whether the said deanery be void as above, or by the death of the said Thomas [Y]scheolayn, or by his resignation, or be void in any other way; the said Thomas Oronayn being removed. The pope hereby specially dispenses the said Dermit to receive the said deanery, and retain the said vicarage with it for life, and, without them, any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches, etc., or dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (At the end: P. xxxx. Sexto Id. Novembris anno quarto. de Varris.) [4 pp.]
1474[–5].
Kal. Feb.
(1 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 99v.)
To the bishops of Winchester and Bangor, and Thomas, bishop of Rathlure, residing in the diocese of Lincoln. (fn. 4) Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Eleanor (fn. 5) Grey, mulier, of the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, contained that in ignorance that John Acton, layman, [of the diocese of London], (fn. 6) had contracted marriage per verba legitime de presenti with Alice Weyght, (fn. 7)mulier, of the said diocese, she contracted marriage with him and solemnized, or (fn. 8) rather profaned, it before the church, that they lived together as man and wife for several years, still during the lifetime of the said Alice [Eleanor being ignorant thereof), and that, upon the foregoing being brought to her knowledge, she abstained, as she still does, from cohabitation with the said John; that recently, after the death of the said Alice, wishing to marry another, and seeking to have the said presumed marriage between her and the said John declared null, and to have herself declared free to marry any other man, she brought the said John before William Chinnore, (fn. 9) official of the present abbot of Westminster, O.S.B., in the said [sic] diocese (fn. 10) (to which abbot belongs by ancient custom the congnizance etc. of matrimonial and divorce causes between persons dwelling within the jurisdiction of the said monastery, within which jurisdiction the said John is dwelling); (fn. 11) that, inasmuch as the said official refused or delayed to administer justice to her, she appealed to the apostolic see, and has petitioned the pope to commit the said appeal cause and that of the principal matter to some upright men in those parts. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above three to summon the said John and others concerned, hear both sides, and, taking cognizance of the principal matter also, decide what is canonical, without appeal, causing their decision to be observed by ecclesiastical censure. Humilibus etc. (fn. 12) [2 pp.]

De Beneficiis Vacantibus.

1474.
12 Kal. Nov.
(21 Oct.)
St.Peter's, Rome.
(f. 244r.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Monasteranenagh (de Magio), in the diocese of Limerick. Mandate to collate and assign to Donatus Machenchard, clerk, of the diocese of Limerick, the perpetual vicarage of Kylmellayn in the said diocese, value 8 marks sterling, so long void by the death of Cornelius Odygy extraR. c. that its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, although William Macgillachanayn, clerk, who is to be summoned and removed, has detained possession of it for between ten and thirteen years after the said lapse, without any title or right. Dignum etc. (At the end: P. xx. Quarto Id. Novembris anno quarto. de Varris.) [2½ pp.]

Footnotes

  • 1. On the back of the volume: Anno 4. Libro 1.
  • 2. 'scholar’ and ‘M.A.’ do not usually go together.
  • 3. M.S. Stonssild.
  • 4. Venerabilibus fratribus Wintoniensi et Bangorensi ac in diocesi Lincolniensi residenti Thome Rathlurensi episcopis. Rathlure (so called from St. Lurach of Maghera, whence Machaire Ratha Luraich, the plain of St. Lurach's fort), was the old name of the see, and, although it was removed to Ardstraw, and was subsequently, viz. in 1247, ordered by Innocent IV to be transferred to Derry, the old name frequently occurs in the 14th century, and even later. Thus the above Thomas, i.e. Thomas Ingleby, received provision of the see of Rathlure in 1471, and he is described as bishop of Rathlure in the Patent Rolls, the bishop of Derry during the same period (viz. from 1466 to 1484) being Nicholas Weston (Ware, Commentary of the Prelates of Ireland (1704), p. 48, and History of the Bishops of Ireland (Works, ed. Harris, Vol. I. 1739), p. 286; Brady, Episcopal Succession in England, etc.), I. p. 323; Eubel, Hierarchia, II (1st ed., p. 159, 2nd. ed., p. 143); Cal. Papal Letters, I. pp. 233–4 (cf. ibid. p. 198), and XII, p. 695; Cal. Pat. Rolls, (1476–85), pp. 16, an. 1477, and 189, an. 1480; and information from the late Dr. W. H. Grattan Flood).
  • 5. Elionora.
  • 6. See the next note but three.
  • 7. ? recte Wryght.
  • 8. se, recte seu.
  • 9. Not clearly written.
  • 10. dicte diocesis. As the only diocese so far mentioned in the text has been that of Coventry and Lichfield, this suggests that at the first mention of him John Acton ought to have been described as of the diocese of London. See also the next note.
  • 11. infra quam [jurisdictionem dicti monasterii] ipse Johannes moram facit.
  • 12. i.e. Humilibus supplicum votis.