Vatican Regesta 747: 1489-1490

Pages 264-265

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. DCCXLVII. (fn. 1)

Bullarum Liber L.

6 Innocent VIII.

4 Id. May.
(12 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 52r.)
To Donatus Oherlaj, Eugene Ossullewain, and Thady (Tatheo) Omurchu, canons of Cork. Mandate, as below. The pope has been informed by Thomas Oherdersegeoll, dean of the church of Ross, and William Ogillagimayn, a monk of the monastery of St. Mary, Ross, O.S.B., that Cornelius Odenawan, administrator of the fruits, etc., of the fabric of the said church, has dissipated [and] dilapidated them, and has converted them, not to the said fabric, which in head and members is in need of no small repair, but to his own uses. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above three, if the said Thomas, who is chief of his sept, (fn. 2) and is of noble birth, and the said William, who has made his profession of the said Order, will accuse the said Cornelius before them (seeing that on account of his power they have no hope of obtaining justice in the city and diocese of Ross), to summon him, and if they find the facts to be as stated, to deprive him of the said administration, and in that event to grant it, which is without cure, in commendam to the said Thomas and William. The pope further dispenses the said William to exercise it along with the said Thomas, notwithstanding that he is a monk professed of the said Order, etc. Gerentis in desideriis cordis nostri. [5½ pp.] (fn. 3)

5 Innocent VIII.

12 Kal. April.
(21 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 136r.)
To Master Peter de Accoltis, a papal chaplain and auditor. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Alexander Suthiwland [sic], clerk, of the diocese of Moray, contained that on the voidance, by the death extra R.c., of James Lyndesai, of a canonry of the church of St. Mary de Rupe [alias Kirkheugh] at St. Andrews, and the prebend called [the prebend] of Strabrok, (fn. 4) which are alleged to be of the alternate patronage of two laymen, William Stutillant [sic], layman, of the diocese of Moray, one of the said patrons, to whom the presentation was said then to belong, presented the said Alexander, in a way perhaps null, to William, archbishop of St. Andrews, or to his vicar-general in spirituals, who refused to institute him; and that Alexander Rarich [sic], clerk, intruded himself under pretext of another alleged presentation and of an alleged institution made by authority of the ordinary; that the said Alexander Suttillant appealed from the said refusal, intrusion, etc., and from other grievances inflicted or threatened to be inflicted on him by the said Alexander Rerich, to the apostolic see, and that the present pope, at the instance of the said Alexander Suttillant, committed the cause of the appeal and that of the principal matter to the above auditor, who is said to have proceeded, short of a conclusion. The said petition adding that it is alleged that neither of the said presentations is canonical, and that neither of the said Alexander Suttillant and Alexander Rerich has any right in or to the said canonry and prebend, the pope, specially derogating for this turn only from the said right of patronage, hereby orders the above auditor, if by the event of the suit he finds that neither of the said presentations is canonical, and that neither of the said Alexander Suttilland and Alexander Rerich has such right, to collate and assign the said canonry and prebend, yearly value not exceeding 35l. sterling, to the said Alexander Suttilland. Vite ac morum. [8 pp. In the margin at the end: ‘Junii.’]


  • 1. On the back of the volume: ‘Inn. viii. Bullar. An. vi. Lib. l.’ On the front cover of the original sheepskin binding, preserved at the beginning of the volume, is the contemporary ‘Liber lmi [sic]. Buliarum [sic] domini Innocentij viij’ and ‘R(ecipe) Narnia fo. 261’; and on the back of it is the usual later ‘Innoc. 8. Lib. 50.’ There are 1–309 ff. of text (all foliated in arabic numerals), and no ‘rubricelle.’
  • 2. qui sue nationis est capitaneus.
  • 3. The writing of this bull is perhaps the worst which has hitherto been met with in the registers.
  • 4. quod olim canonicatu [et] de Strabrok nuncupata prebenda ecclesie beate Marie de Rupe Sanctiandreevacantibus.