10 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
Appropriation, as below. Sixtus IV united and appropriated in perpetuity the parish church of Fortiviot in the diocese of St. Andrews, to the archiepiscopal mensa of St. Andrews, so that the late arch bishop Patrick and the archbishop for the time being might, on the death or resignation of the rector, take possession, etc. The recent petition of archbishop William contained that, subsequently, on the death extra R.c. of the rector, John Lil, a dispute arose between the said archbishop and John Frisel, clerk, of the said diocese, the said archbishop alleging that it was united, etc., to the said mensa, and that the said John Frisel had unjustly opposed, and was opposing, and had hindered, and was hindering, the said archbishop from obtaining possession, the said John Frisel alleging, on the other hand, that the said union, etc., had been revoked, and that the said church belonged to him; that the present pope committed the cause, devoloed to the apostolic see by the extra-judicial appeal of the said John Frixel [sic], to the late Gundissalvus, bishop of Oviedo (Oviten., recte Oveten.), then a papal chaplain and auditor; and that, after he had proceeded to divers acts, short of a conclusion, the pope committed the cause to Mark, bishop of Palestrina and John, bishop of Albano, after which Lionel, bishop of Trau (Tragurien.), under a sub-commission from the said two bishops, promulgated a definitive sentence in favour of the said archbishop, and against the said John Frixel [sic], from which the latter has appealed to the said see. Seeing that whilst the said suit has been pending, and perhaps before the cause of the said appeal was committed, the said John Frixel [sic] has this day resigned to the pope the said suit and cause, and all his right in or to the said church, the said archbishop has petitioned the pope to unite, etc., anew, pro potiori cautela, the said church, yearly value not exceeding 30l. sterling, to the said mensa. The pope, therefore, hereby unites and appropriates anew the said church to the said mensa, whether it be void by the death of John Lil, or by the resignation of the said John Frixel [sic], or in whatsoever other way it be void. Ad perp. rei mem. Exigit commissi nobis desuper apostolatus officii debitum. [3½ pp. In the margin at the end: ‘Fe(bruarii).’ See above, p. 211–213.]