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. DCCIV. (fn. 1)
Bullarum Liber VII.
1 Innocent VIII.
3 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the prior of St. Michael's de Rupe in the diocese of Ardfert Henry de Burgo, treasurer of Kilmacduagh (Duacen.), and John Odonna, a canon of Tuam. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Dermit, [son] of John Ysullimayn [sic], clerk, of the diocese of Ardfert, contained that (after he had been dispensed by papal authority on account of illegitimacy, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and receive and retain a benefice even with cure, and after he had in virtue thereof had himself made a clerk), on the voidance of the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Kyllrochayn in the said diocese by the resignation of Dermit, also Ysullenayn [sic], archdeacon of Aghadoe (de Archadeo [sic]) in the church of Ardfert (who was holding it by papal dispensation along with the said archdeaconry) to John, bishop of Ardfert, the said bishop made collation and provision of it to the said Dermit, [son] of John, who in virtue thereof obtained possession. The said petition adding that he fears lest the said collation and provision do not hold good, and the pope having learned that the said vicarage is still void as above, he hereby orders the above three to collate and assign it, yearly value not exceeding 12 marks sterling, to the said Dermit, [son] of John. Vite ac morum. (Gratis pro deo. Juravit.) [3¾ pp.]|
7 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the precentor and the chancellor of Killaloe (Laonien.), and John Omera, a canon of the same. Mandate, as below. The pope has learned that the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Kyllbarrayn in the diocese of Killaloe has been so long void that by the Lateran statutes its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, although Thady Machkinay, priest, under pretext of a collation and provision made to him by the ordinary after the said lapse, and therefore null, and without any other title, has detained possession for between one and three years, and although he and Donatus Omurray, priest, have, after the said collation and provision, shared the fruits, etc., between them. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above three to collate and assign the said vicarage, yearly value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, to John Ohurrhile, priest, of the said diocese, summoning and removing the said Thady and Donatus. Vite etc. (Gratis pro deo. Juravit.) [2½ pp.]|
10 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the archdeacon of Clonmacnoise (Clonen. recte Cluanen), and Cornelius Okenaj and Bernard Odulgayn [sic], canons of the same. Mandate, as below. The pope has been informed by Fergal Machcochlayn, clerk, of the diocese of Clonmacnoise, that James Machcochlayn, perpetual vicar of the parish church of Fuyre in the said diocese, impetrated papal letters to judges in those parts against Edmund Origne (?), (fn. 2) who was then in possession of the said vicarage, which judges, or one of them, proceeding in the cause, promulgated a definitive sentence, which became a res judicata, in favour of the said James and against the said Edmund; that the said James was hindered by the said Edmund from obtaining peaceful possession, and that they agreed to possess the said vicarage between them by equal portions, each taking half of the fruits, without the authority of any superior, and that they have done so from that time onwards; that the said James is a notorious fornicator and open concubinary, and a dilapidator of the goods of the said vicarage; and that both he and the said Edmund have allowed the buildings of the said church to fall into ruin. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above three, if the said Fergal will accuse the same James and Edmund before them, to summon them, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive the said James, and remove him and the said Edmund, and in that event to collate and assign the said vicarage, yearly value not exceeding 8 marks sterling, to the said Fergal. (fn. 3)Vite etc. [3½ pp.]|
|6 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To Richard Joy, John Odonna, and Richard de Burgo, canons of Annaghdown (Enachdunen.). Mandate, as below. The pope has learned that a canonry of Annaghdown and the prebend called the prebend of Lac and the rectory [of the parish church] of Duo(n)mor in the diocese of Tuam have been so long void that by the Lateran statutes their collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, although William de Burgo, clerk, of noble birth, and Thady Ohanly, priest, have detained possession of the said canonry and prebend for between eight and fifteen months, and the said rectory for some years, respectively, without any title or right. At the recent petition of John de Burgo, clerk, of the said diocese of Tuam, who alleges that he is by both parents of noble birth, the pope hereby orders the above three to summon the said William and Thady, and if they find that the said canonry and prebend and rectory are void in any way, to collate and assign the said canonry and prebend, yearly value not exceeding 1 mark sterling, to the said John, and to unite thereto, for as long as he shall hold them, the said rectory, value not exceeding 24 marks, the said William and Thady being removed. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. [4⅓ pp.] (fn. 4)|
16 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To Eugene Orodakan, Andrew Macheyam, and Cormac [O]raracheyam, (fn. 5) canons of Ardagh. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Cornelius Yffergayll, dean of Ardagh, contained that after Paul II's renewal of all sentences of excommunication, etc., by his predecessors against simoniacs he made a bargain with the then bishop and the chapter of Ardagh to the effect that if provision were made to him of the rectory of the rural church of St. Patrick, Cnoc Racha, in the diocese of Ardagh, then void in a certain way, he would pay them a certain sum of money, thereby incurring simony and the said sentences, etc., after which the said bishop and chapter, to whom by ancient custom the collation, etc., of the said rectory jointly belonged (which rectory used to belong to certain religions, against whom there is prescription), made collation and provision of it, void as above, to the said Cornelius, (fn. 6) who under pretext thereof obtained possession, and still detains it, taking the fruits. Subsequently, upon its being set forth to the present pope by the said Cornelius that upon the deanery of Ardagh, a major elective dignity with cure, becoming void in a certain way, he took possession of it by his own authority [sic], and has detained it for about five years or more, but less than eight, taking the fruits, but converting them in part to the repair of the said church of Ardagh, the pope, rehabilitating him, ordered by other letters provision to be made to him of the said deanery. Seeing that, according to the foregoing, the collation and provision of the said rectory, and also the collation and provision of the said deanery (in virtue of the said letters, which have not begun to be executed), are without force, and the pope having learned that the said rectory is still void as above; seeing also that the said Cornelius fears lest the said letters (in which no mention was made of the foregoing) may be held to be surreptitious; and the pope having learned that the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of St. Mary alias St. Sanpfana, (fn. 7) Cluoynproay [sic], in the said diocese, became and is void because Eugene Macmurgertayg, when holding it, obtained another incompatible benefice, collated to him by authority of the ordinary, although he has detained it for a long time without having acquired any new title or right after the said voidance, the pope, at the petition of the said Cornelius, who alleges that he is by both parents of noble birth, and that the yearly values of the said deanery and vicarage do not exceed 30 and 8 marks sterling, respectively, hereby orders the above three to absolve him from simony and the said sentences, etc., enjoining a salutary penance, dispense him on account of irregularity contracted, and rehabilitate him, and, in the event of their so doing, to grant to him that the said letters with the dispensations, etc., contained therein, and the collation and provision of the said deanery made to him in virtue thereof, etc., and their consequences, shall hold good from the date of these presents, as if full and express mention had been made in them of all the foregoing, and as if at the date thereof the said Cornelius had not been under the said sentences, etc., and, moreover, if they find the said rectory, which is without cure, and whose yearly value does not exceed 8 marks sterling, to be void in any way, and if, after summoning the said Eugenius and others concerned, they find the said vicarage to be void as above, or in any other way, to collate and assign the said rectory to the said Cornelius, and to unite the said vicarage to the said deanery for as long as he shall hold the latter. Apostolice sedis indefessa clementia. [6½ pp.]|
Prid. Id. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To Walter Monipenx [sic], prior of St. Andrews, O.S.A. Decree, etc., as below. After Sixtus IV's reservation to his gift of all major dignities in metropolitan churches, upon the priorship of St. Andrews, which is a major dignity, becoming void by the death extra R.c. of William Cameren [sic], the chapter (as was set forth to the said pope on behalf of the said Walter) elected him, who had made his profession of the said order, and who consented to the said election, and got it confirmed by William, archbishop of St.Andrews, and provision made to him by the said archbishop, who alleged that he had special faculty by papal letters for the purpose, in virtue of which confirmation and provision he obtained possession. It being added that it was alleged that the said election, confirmation, and provision, and their consequences, were without force, and the said predecessor having learned that the said priorship was still void and reserved, as above, he made collation and provision to the said Walter, under date Id. June anno 12, of the said priorship, elective, and yearly value not exceeding 1200l. sterling, whether void as above, or because the said William Cameren [sic], when holding it, was a chaplain-acolyte of the said pope and of the apostolic see, or void in any other way, etc., the said pope's will being that as soon as the said Walter obtained possession of the said priorship he should resign that of St. Servatius, O.S.A., in the diocese of St. Andrews. The said pope having died before his letters were drawn up, the present pope hereby decrees that their contents shall hold good from the said date, as if they had been drawn up, and that these presents shall be sufficient proof thereof; with mandate executory to the bishops of Orte and Brechin and the precentor of Segorbe (Segobricen.) to induct the said Walter, etc. Rationi congruit. [52/3 pp.]|