Vatican Regesta 690: 1492

Pages 42-44

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. DCXC. (fn. 1)

Secretarum Tomus IX.

8 Innocent VIII.

4 Non. June.
(2 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 7r.)
To the abbot of Holy Cross, Hoctharlayn, in the diocese of Cashel, and Florence Ogernayn, a canon of Clonfert. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Robert Macosti, clerk, of the diocese of Killaloe (Laon [i]en.), contained that the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Tiraglas in the said diocese, which is a member of the deanery of Killaloe, and has been wont to be given to farm under a yearly pension payable to the dean, has been so ill governed by the lay farmers that part of the said church has fallen, and part threatened with ruin, and that divine offices are not lawfully celebrated therein, and that if the said vicarage were let to farm for life to the said Robert for a larger than the wonted pension, he would have the said church repaired and divine worship celebrated therein. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above abbot and canon to summon those concerned, and if they find the facts to be as stated, and that it would be to the evident utility of the said deanery, to grant the said vicarage to farm to the said Robert for life under a larger than the wonted yearly pension, on condition that he cause the said church to be restored, and that he celebrate or cause to be celebrated divine offices therein. Ex iniuncto nobis. [2 pp. +.]
Id. July.
(15 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 49r.)
Monition, etc., as below. On the voidance of the monastery of St. Margaret, Dunfermelyn, O.S.B., in the diocese of St. Andrews, by the death extra Romanam curiam of abbot Adam, during whose life the pope specially reserved its provision to himself, the pope granted it in commendam for life to Raphael, cardinal deacon of St. George's in Velabro, who, without having had possession resigned it to the pope, whereupon the pope made provision of it to Thomas Cranston, then ruling (presidentis) the monastery of St. Mary, Gedword, O.S.A., in the diocese of Glasgow, and a member of the household of the said cardinal. The pope has learned, however, that Andrew, bishop of Orkney, has intruded himself in the said monastery of St. Margaret, without any title or right, and still detains possession, and that Robert Swynton, amonk of St. Margaret's, alleges that he has been elected by the convent. The pope, therefore, hereby monishes, motu proprio, the said bishop and Robert, within six days from these presents coming to their knowledge, to give up possession to the said Thomas, etc., under pain of interdict in the case of the said bishop, and excommunication if he disobey, and in the case of the others, under pain of excommunication, etc., and, in the event of further disobedience, interdict of the said monastery of St. Margaret, deprivation of benefices, etc.; with mandate executory hereby to the bishops of Alessandria, Paris and Brechin. Ad fut. rei mem. Pastoralis officii debitum. [6 pp.]
15 Kal. Aug.
(18 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 178v.)
Monition, etc., on behalf of Thady, bishop of Cork and Cloyne, as below. Lately, on the voidance in certain ways (fn. 2) of the united churches of Cork and Cloyne, the pope made provision thereof, previously reserved to the apostolic see, to Thady, [now] bishop. The pope has learned, however, that Maurice, earl of Desmond, William Barri, Edmund [son] of Maurice de Gerardinis, and the commonalties of the cities of Cork and Youghal, in the diocese of Cloyne, the brothers of the said earl and William and Edmund, and their subjects and those of the said cities, and also Philip Oronayn, clerk, of the diocese of Cork, and others, have prevented the said bishop from obtaining possession, and have taken the fruits, etc., of the said churches and turned them to their own uses. The pope, therefore, motu proprio, hereby monishes and orders the said Maurice, William and Edmund, and others aforesaid, the chapters of the said churches and the clergy and people of the said cities and dioceses, etc., (fn. 3) within six days, etc., as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. The pope further exhorts all archbishops, bishops, prelates, and Gerald, earl of Kildare, Florence McKarryg, prince of Carbery (principem Carbrie (n)tium), Thady, also prince of Desmond (etiam principem de Symonie), and Cormac [son] of Thady, and Donatus Juvenis McKarryg, and Maurice Royhce, and their brothers, sons and subjects, and all other princes, etc., and other catholic temporal lords, to assist the said bishop in obtaining the said possession, etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Exigit protervorum plectenda rebellio. [7 pp. +. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot., No. DCCCXC, p. 506.]


  • 1. On the back of the volume: ‘Inn. viii. Secret. An. 3 ad 8. Tom. ix.' It contains 247 ff. of text + 4 ff. of ‘rubricelle.’ The latter have no titleheading, but in the top margin is ‘No. 1890’ and ‘Inn. 8. Lib. 8. Bul. div.’
  • 2. The mode of voidance is thus not explicitly stated.
  • 3. Theiner has drawn a red line here in the register, and in the margin has written, in red pencil, ‘etc. ut in simili conservatoria de episcopo Artfertensi data supra no .’ i.e. he does not give the ‘no .’ See also p. 507 of his printed text, which is thus unfinished.