Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 8, 1427-1447. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1909.
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Vatican Regesta, Vol. CCCLXVI (fn. 1)
[5 or 6 Eugenius IV.]
[5 Eugenius IV.]
[6 Eugenius IV.]
5 Id. July.
Bologna.] (fn. 2)
|To Anthony, bishop of Urbino. (fn. 3) legate (cf. Reg. CCCLXXIV, f. 109) of the apostolic see to the realm of Scotland. Faculty to recover from John, bishop of Glasgow, and Walter, abbot of St. Thomas the Martyr's, Aberbrothoc, the 1,000 gold florins of the camera which they, at whose instance the pope has decided to send a legate to Scotland, promised at Bruges in 1435, indiction 13, anno 5, to pay for the expenses of whatsoever legate (cf. ibid) the pope should send, as is contained in a public instrument drawn up by Ivo Tanguidi, of the diocese of Tréguier (Trecoren.) notary public. Cum per alias. (The letter is unfinished and therefore undated. It immediately precedes in the register the next following letter to king James.) [Cf. what is probably the final form of the faculty, below, Reg. CCCLXXIV, f. 109.]|
6 Eugenius IV
4 Non. April.
|To James, king of Scots. Requesting him to hold excused, and to restore to his dignities etc., William Groyser (sic), archdeacon of Teviotdale, for about twelve years a papal acolyte, for having withstood the statutes etc. put forth against ecclesiastical liberty, against whom certain prelates and clerks, notably John, bishop of Glasgow, have roused the anger of the king, who is said to have declared him a traitor and to have sequestrated the fruits of his benefices; with exhortation to annul, and to publish his annulment of, the said statutes etc., which the pope hereby, in so far as is needful, himself annuls. Eterni patris. (3¾ pp. Without the usual subscription.) [Printed in Raynaldi Annales, an. 1436, § 30, from ‘Lib. 11 (i. e. Reg. CCCLXVI) p. 149.’ See the pope's letter to king James, ‘Pro ca authoritate,’ dated at Florence 8 Id. May, 1436, also in behalf of Croyser, in Raynaldi, an. 1436, § 29. See also below, Reg. CCCLXXIV, f. 60.]|
|12 Kal. Nov.
(f. 185.) (fn. 4)
|To William, bishop of Lincoln. Faculty for three years to visit his diocese by deputy, and to receive the procurations. Devocionis tue. (Without the usual subscription.)|
9 Eugenius IV
(f. 340d.) (fn. 5)
|To B[artholomew de Zabarellis], archbishop of Spalato, Peter, bishop of Meaux (Melden.), John Franciscus de Capitibus Liste, I.U.D. and knight, and John de Turrecremata, S.T.P. and master of the apostolic palace, the pope's orators. Faculty for them, whom the pope is sending to the realm of France for other arduous business, to treat for truces between the kings of France and England and their kinsmen etc., in the hope of a lasting peace, and to do whatever else they may judge necessary or opportune for the strengthening of such peace. Ad ca que pacem. (Without the usual subscription.) [In Raynaldi Annales, an. 1439, § 39, from ‘Lib. 11 (i. e. Reg. CCCLXVI), p. 340.’ See below, p. 293.]|
|To John, earl of Hontyngdon and count of Ivry, admiral of England, Ireland and Aquitaine. Indult that five chaplains, priests or clerks, secular and religious, officiating at divine offices in his chapel or otherwise in his service, may take the fruits of their benefices, saving only the daily distributions, without being bound to reside, and that they may rent, let or grant the said fruits to farm or yearly pension to any persons, even laymen. Merita devocionis.|
|Concurrent mandate to the bishop of London, and the deans of York and Lincoln. Merita dilecti filii.|
|8 Kal. Nov.
|To the same and Beatrice his wife. Indult that the confessor of their choice may grant them, being contrite and having confessed, plenary absolution, even in cases reserved to the apostolic see, once in life and once in the hour of death, and may, as often as convenient, hear their confessions and those of the members of their household, grant them absolution, except in cases reserved to the said see, and enjoin penance, with the usual clauses against abuse and about fasting on every Friday or other day for a year, and the commutation of the said fasting into other works of piety; with indult to have a portable altar, on which they may cause mass and other divine offices to be celebrated, even before daybreak, by their own or other priest, who may also administer the sacraments to them and their household; and further indult that the said confessor may commute any their vows into other works of piety. Provenit ex vestre devocionis affectu.|
|To the above earl. Indult that all his private chaplains may wear at mass and other divine offices vair almuces (armutiis de pellibus varii uti valeant) like the canons of cathedral churches of those parts. Merita devocionis.|
|Declaration in the matter of the faculty which the pope lately granted to Anthony, bishop of Urbino, upon sending him as nuncio to Scotland, especially on business concerning ecclesiastical liberty, to reserve to his gift twelve benefices, secular and regular, for collation to as many clerks; with special reference to the causes pending in the Roman court between Robert de Lichtlb (sic), Laurence Piot, Alexander de Thorntan and William de Elfynstan, clerks, of the diocese of Glasgow, about the church of Bonham in Penna, in that diocese, and between James Croyfos (rectius Croyser) and Thomas Peuben, clerks, of the diocese of St. Andrews, about the perpetual vicarage of Ca[l]der in that diocese. Ad fut. rei mem. Circunspecta (sic) et equa.|