12 Kal. Aug.
To Branda, cardinal priest of St. Clement's. Grant as below. The pope lately ordered provision to be made to him of the canonry and prebend of Swerdes in Dublin, value not exceeding 200l., which were about to become void by the promotion, made by the pope, and by the approaching consecration of John, archbishop, then elect, of Armagh. The pope now (having recently [below, Reg. CCIX, f. 117d] made provision to Thomas, elect of Hereford, then a notary apostolic, of that see, who claimed and had taken possession of the said canonry and prebend, which he still holds, see above, Reg. CCVIII, f. 122) grants motu proprio to the cardinal (to whom, under the pope's said mandate, provision has been made of the said canonry and prebend, void by the above promotion and by the consecration of the said archbishop, which took place by the pope's order at the apostolic see) that the bishops of Worcester, Ross, and Spoleto may and shall make ad cautelam provision to him de novo, in accordance with the form of the said letters, if and as far as the said Thomas, elect, has any right, and if the canonry and prebend be void by his promotion and by his approaching consecration. Decens reputamus. (Antonius. Gratis pro domino cardinali. de Ponto.)