Vatican Regesta 693: 1487-1491

Pages 54-55

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. DCXCIII. (fn. 1)

Secretarum Et De Curia Liber II Sive III.

3 Innocent VIII.

14 Kal. Feb.
(19 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 143r.)
To the archbishop of St. Andrews, the bishop of Dunkeld, and the precentor of Segorbe (Segobricen.) Mandate, as below. The pope lately, upon learning that the archdeaconry of Lismore was void by the death of John Browain extra Romanam curiam, and had been void so long that by the Lateran statutes its collation had lapsed to the apostolic see, ordered provision thereof to be made to John Cambel, [now bishop] elect of Sodor, then a clerk, of the diocese of Dunkeld. Seeing that the pope has this day, before the execution of the said mandate, made provision to the said John of the church of Sodor, wherefore the said archdeaconry is still void, he hereby orders the above three to collate and assign it, a non-major dignity, yearly value not exceeding 9l. sterling, to Robert Cambel, clerk, of the diocese of Glasgow. Vite ac morum. [2½ pp.]

6 Innocent VIII.

Prid. Id. Oct.
(14 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 148r.)
To Master Hadrian Castellen(sis), clerk, of Corneto, scriptor and member of the pope's household, and collector of the Camera in the realm of England. Appointing him, who is a continual commensal of the pope, collector during the absence from England of John de Giglis, archdeacon of London, who has for many years been and still is collector in the said realm, and who is shortly coming to the pope and the Roman court on business of his own; with the usual faculties. He is to take oath in the customary form to Raphael, cardinal deacon of St. George's in Velabro, the pope's Chamberlain, or his deputy, and the sub-collectors whom he shall appoint are to take the like oath to him. Ex fideli et diligenti industria. [4½ pp. Briefly summarized in Theiner, op. cit., p. 507, where, however, ’decimarum’ is to be deleted.]

7 Innocent VIII.

7 Kal. July.
(25 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 182v. (fn. 2)
To Master Hadrian Castellen(sis), clerk, of Corneto, a papal notary, nuncio of the pope and the apostolic see in the realm of England, and collector of the Camera in the same. Faculty to grant indult to twelve nobles of either sex of the said realm to have a portable altar; to confer the office of notary public on fifteen persons, even in holy orders, first receiving from them the usual oath of fealty, and to invest them with pen and inkpot; to dispense twelve men and as many women, who are related in the thrid and fourth degrees, or the fourth degree only, of kindred [and affinity], to marry, or, if they have unwittingly married, to remain in their marriages, and, if they have married wittingly, to contract marriage anew, after absolution from excommunication incurred, the imposition of a salutary penance, and temporary separation, decreeing the offspring of such marriages legitimate; to dispense each of twelve persons under the lawful age, so that as soon as he attains his twenty-third year of age (fn. 3) he may receive and retain a benefice with cure; to dispense each of fifteen other persons, on account of illegitimacy, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and receive and retain two benefices, one with cure and the other without, or two compatible benefices without cure; and to grant indult to ten other persons to receive the fruits of their benefices for life, or whilst studying letters at an university, except only the daily distributions, and not to be bound to reside; with the form of the notary's oath appended in full Cum nos alias te ad regnum Anglie. (Gratis de mandato etc.) [4½ pp.]
14 Kal. July.
(18 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 184v. (fn. 4).)
To Thomas Palmer, perpetual vicar of the parish church of St. Martin, Fyncham, in the diocese of Norwich, bachelor in decrees. Rehabilitation, etc., as below. When holding the said vicarage, he obtained by collation of the ordinary the parish church of St. Peter in the town (fn. 5) [of] Northampton in the diocese of Lincoln, and has held them together against Execrabilis for about four years without dispensation, believing that he had been dispensed by papal authority to hold two incompatible benefices, inasmuch as he had previously written to the Roman court in the matter. The pope, therefore, hereby rehabilitates him, and dispenses him to receive and retain for life the said vicarage and church, value not exceeding 30 and 85 gold ducats of the Camera respectively, or, without them, any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches, etc., and to resign them, etc., as often as he pleases, etc. Litterarum scientia, vite etc. [2½ pp.]


  • 1. On the back of the volume: ‘In. viii. Secre. Li. ii.’ On the side of half of the original sheepskin binding which is preserved at the beginning of the volume is the contemporary ‘Liber ultim (us) Secret (us) et de Curia domini Innocentii,’ and on the back of it is the later ‘Innoc. 8. 2s. Secr.,’ to which has been added ‘Sive iii.’ There are 206 ff. of text and 2 ff. of ‘rubricelle,' headed ‘Rubricelle bullarum presentis libri.’
  • 2. Corrected in pencil from the original folio number 172.
  • 3. necnon cum singulis duodecim etatis ut quam primum vigesimum tercium dicte etatis annum attigerit.
  • 4. Similarly corrected from 174.
  • 5. villa.