Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 14, 1484-1492. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1960.
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Vatican Regesta, Vol. DCCXXXII. (fn. 1)
Bullarum Liber XXXV.
4 Innocent VIII.
8 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To Robert, bishop of Glasgow. Motu proprio exemption, as below. The pope has learned that since the departure of the said bishop and William archbishop of St. Andrews, primate and legatus natus, from the Roman court, whither they had come as orators of James, king of Scots, in order to make obedience to the pope and the apostolic see on his behalf, divers contentions, etc., have arisen between the said bishop and archbishop. The pope, therefore (who, whilst they were with him, gave viva voce order to the said archbishop not to molest the said bishop, and his church, city, and diocese, and, also viva voce, exempted them), in order to obviate future scandals, takes, motu proprio, the said bishop and his church, city, and diocese, his chapter, and the clergy, even religious, of his diocese, etc., and their goods, for as long as he shall rule the said church, under the protection of St. Peter and the apostolic see and the pope, and exempts them from all jurisdiction, etc., of the said archbishop and the archbishop for the time being, etc., and subjects the said bishop, etc., immediately to the said see, etc.; with mandate executory hereby to the bishops of Tréguier (Trecoren.), Dunkeld, and Dunblanc. Exigentibus meritis tue devotionis [3 pp. Theiner, Vet. Monum. Hib. et Scot., p. 502, No. DCCCLXXXV, from ‘Reg. Tom. XXXV, fol. 29,' i.e. the present Register. See also Reg. Vat. DCCLXI, f. 39r., below, p. 289.]|
|4 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the abbot of the monastery of St. Mary de Portu puro, Clonfert, and the prior of the monastery of Clontuscerta Omane in the diocese of Clonfert, wont to be governed by a prior, and the dean of Clonfert. Mandate, as below. The pope has learned that a certain perpetual benefice without cure (simplex), called the church or rectory de Madnurlay, of lay patronage, and the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Lyemolassy [sic], in the diocese of Clonfert, have been so long void that by the Lateran statutes their collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, although John Ocorroakeryn [sic], clerk, and Thady Olorichayn, priest, of the said diocese, respectively, have without any title or right detained possession for some time. At the recent petition, therefore, of John Ytreassy, (fn. 2) clerk, of the said diocese, the pope hereby orders the above three to summon the said John Ocormakayn and Thady, and the bishop and chapter of Clonfert, and others concerned, and if they find that the said benefice and vicarage, yearly values not exceeding 2 and 5 marks sterling, respectively, are void in any way, etc., to erect the said benefice into a prebend of Clonfert, and to erect therein a canonry, for the lifetime of the said John Otrassi, and in that event to collate such erected canonry and prebend and the said vicarage to the said John Otreassy, inducting him, and removing the said John Ocormakayn and Thady. Apostolice sedis circumspecta benignitas. [4⅓ pp. In the margin at the end: ‘Maij.’]|
|3 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the abbot of St. Mary's, Abbeygormacan (de Noua uia), in the diocese of Clonfert, and Maurice Otrassy and Donatus Ohwuiriy (?), canons of Clonfert. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Philip Odownylay, priest, of the diocese of Clonfert, contained that after he had been dispensed by papal authority on account of illegitimacy, as the son of a priest and a married woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, and had been made a clerk, he obtained by canonical collation the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Kiltormoyr in the said diocese; that he resigned it when provision had been made to him by the same [papal] authority of the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Killynaduna in the said diocese; and that, without having obtained any other dispensation, he and Fergal Odonnlan, priest, of the said diocese (to whom provision had been canonically made of the said vicarage of Kyltormoyr, resigned the said vicarages of Kyllinaduna and Kyltolmoyr [sic], respectively, to the present bishop of Clonfert extra R.c., who by his ordinary authority admitted the said resignations, and made de facto collation and provision of the said vicarages of Killynaduna and Kiltormoyr to the said Fergal and Philip, respectively, under pretext whereof the said Philip took possession of the said vicarage of Kyltormoyr and has detained it, taking the fruits, likewise de facto, thereby contracting disability. The said collation and provision of the said vicarage of Kyltormoyr being therefore without force, and the pope having learned that the said vicarage of Kyltormoyr (fn. 3) is still void as above, he hereby rehabilitates on account of the foregoing the said Philip (who alleges that after the said dispensation he had himself promoted to the said orders, that he has at great expense repaired and restored the said church of Kiltormoyr, which was in ruin, and that the said vicarage of Kyltormoyr has been by authority of the ordinary de facto united to the canonry and prebend of Clonfert held by Thady Macegayn, who has not had possession of it), remits to him the fruits received by him from the said vicarage of Kyltormoyr, and orders the above three to summon the said Thady and others concerned, and if they find the said vicarage of Kyltormoyr, yearly value not exceeding 3 marks sterling, to be void as above or in any way, etc., to collate and assign it to the said Philip. The pope specially dispenses him to receive it, and to resign it when he pleases, etc., notwithstanding the said defect, etc. Before they proceed to the execution of these presents, he is to resign it to them. Sedis apostolica, pia mater. (Gratis pro deo.) [7 pp. In the margin at the end: ‘Junii.’]|
|17 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the treasurer of Ferns. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Eugene Macd[o]wyl, a canon of the priory of St. Columba (sancte [sic] Columbe), Inistiogh, O.S.A., in the diocese of Ossory, contained that on the voidance of the monastery of St. Mary, Ferns, of the said order, the convent thereof duly elected as abbot the said Eugene (who was perhaps born of parents related in the double fourth degree of kindred, before they had been dispensed to remain in the marriage which they had de facto contracted, with the legitimation of the offspring then born and to be born, although they afterwards obtained such dispensation; and who had made his profession as a canon of the said priory, and was of lawful age); and that with the licence of his superior he consented to the said election, had it confirmed by the then bishop of Ferns, by his ordinary authority, and in virtue of the said election and confirmation obtained possession of the administration, and has been abbot for between three and four years, taking the fruits. The said petition adding that there is a doubt as to the force (fn. 4) of the said election and confirmation, and the pope having learned that the said monastery is still void as above, and that the rectories, of lay patronage, of the parish churches Curtoun and Insula, in the dioceses of Ferns and Glendalough (Glocordonlacen. [sic]), are also void, and have been void so long that by the Lateran statutes their collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, although John Oboligi and Maurice Okyrnayn, priests, of the said diocese, have detained the said rectories de Curtoun and de Insula, respectively, for some years without any title, and that the fruits, etc., of the said monastery are insufficient for the said Eugene's maintenance, etc., he hereby rehabilitates him on account of his taking the said fruits, and orders the above treasurer, if he find him to be fit, and if, after summoning the said John and Maurice, he find the said rectories and monastery to be void in any ways, etc., to make provision of the said Eugene to the said monastery, yearly value not exceeding 18 marks sterling, and to unite and appropriate to it the said rectories de Curtoun and de Insula, values not exceeding 16 and 20 marks, respectively, for the lifetime only of the said Eugene. The pope further specially dispenses him to be appointed abbot, and grants that he may be blessed by any catholic bishop in communion with the said see. Ex suscepte servitatis officio. [5¾ pp. In the margin at the end: ‘Maij.’]|