Vatican Regesta 761: 1487-1492

Pages 289-290

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. DCCLXI. (fn. 1)

Bullarum Liber LXIV.

8 Innocent VIII.

5 Id. Jan.
(9 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 39r.)
To Robert, late bishop of Glasgow, archbishop elect of the same. Exempting him and the church and province of Glasgow, his suffragans, the bishops of Dunkeld, Dunblane, Whiteherne, and Lismore, the chapters of the church of Glasgow and its suffragan churches, the clergy and people of the cities and dioceses, for as long only as the said bishop Robert shall rule the church of Glasgow, from all jurisdiction, etc., of the present archbishop of St. Andrews and the archbishop for the time being, as primate of Scotland and legatus natus in the same, and taking them under the protection of St. Peter and the apostolic see, and that of the pope; with mandate executory hereby to the bishops of Urbino and Aberdeen and the abbot of Kelso in the diocese of St. Andrews. Personam tuam. [3 pp. In the margin at the end: ‘Fe(bruarii).’ Theiner, Vet.Mon. Hib. et Scot., p. 505, No. DCCCLXXXIX, from ‘Reg. Tom. LXIV, f. 39,’ i.e. the present Register. See also Reg. Vat. DCCXXXII, f. 29r., above, pp. 220, 221.]

4 Innocent VIII.

10 Kal. Dec.
(22 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 239r.)
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archbishop from obtaining possession, the said John Frisel alleging, on the other hand, that the said union, etc., had been revoked, and that the said church belonged to him; that the present pope committed the cause, devoloed to the apostolic see by the extra-judicial appeal of the said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.]


  • 1. On the back of the volume: ‘Inn. viii. Bullar. An. vii, viii. Lib. lxiv.’ On the front cover of the original sheepskin binding, preserved at the beginning of the volume, is the contemporary ‘lxiiij. Bull. d. In.’ (i.e. Liber lxiiij. Bullarum domini Innocentij), above which ‘lxiiij’ is repeated, and on the back of it is the usual later ‘Innoc. 8. Lib. 64.’ There are 1–360 ff. of text (all foliated in arabic numerals), and no ‘rubricelle.’