Vatican Regesta 695: 1488-1491

Pages 58-59

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. DCXCV. (fn. 1)

Officiorum Liber II.

4 Innocent VIII.

14 Kal. Aug.
(19 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 94r.)
To Edmund, bishop of Clogher, nuncio of the pope and collector of the Camera throughout Ireland. Appointing him apostolic nuncio and collector-general during the pope's pleasure, as in Reg. Vat. DCXCIV, f. 217r., above, p. 58. He is to take the usual oath to the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of Rochester (Roffen.), or one of them. Ex fideli solicita et diligenti, probitate quoque circumspecta. [6 pp.]
Prid. Non.
(4 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 103r.)
To Hugh Long, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, a papal acolyte. Appointing him an acolyte of the pope and the apostolic see; notwithstanding the constitutions of Otto and Ottobon, sometime legates in England, etc. Virtutibus clarens. (Gratis de mandato.) [1 p.]

7 Innocent VIII.

4 Kal. April.
(29 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 298v.)
To Master Andrew Format [recte Forman], clerk, of the diocese of St. Andrews, count palatine of the Lateran palace. (fn. 2) Creating him, who is also a papal [proto]notary and orator to the pope of James, king of Scots, motu proprio a count palatine of the Lateran palace, with all the privileges, etc., of that office; with faculty to create, after the manner of other counts of the said palace, notaries public and judges ordinary, and invest them in office with pen and inkpot, according to custom, (fn. 3) first receiving from them the usual oath of fealty, according to the form enclosed, and also to legitimate bastards, etc. The said oath is given in full, beginning ‘Ego. N. ab hac hora inantia fidelis ero beato Petro et sancte Romane ecclesie ac domino meo. d. [i.e. domino] pape et successoribus suis Romanis pontificibus canonice intrantibus …’ and ending ’sic me deus adiuuet et hec sancta dei euangelia.’ Grata devotionis obsequia. (Gratis de mandato etc.) [3 pp.].


  • 1. The address was ‘Dilecto filio molero de Burgo.’ The m has been corrected to M, and the o appears to have been corrected to e, but the result is not clear. It is ‘Molerus’ in the ‘rubricelle.’
  • 2. The register had ‘mccclxxx quinto, Quinto Id. Julijanno tertio.' The ‘quinto’ is very effectually cancelled, and ‘septimo’ substituted in the margin, thus giving mccclxxx septimo, Quinto Id. Julij. Theiner, or his transcriber, has misunderstood the correction.
  • 3. On the back of the volume: ‘Inn. viii. Offic. Lib. ii.’ On the side of the original sheepskin binding, preserved at the beginning of the volume, is the contemporary ‘Secundus Officiorum domini Innocentii pape viii,’ and other contemporary notes. The back of it is missing. There are 314 ff. of text and 5 ff. of ‘rubricelle,’ which have no heading.