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.
6 Innocent VIII.
7 Innocent VIII.
7 Kal. July.
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.
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.]|