Vatican Regesta 375: 1438-1441

Pages 293-295

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. CCCLXXV (fn. 1)

De Curia

8 Eugenius IV

Prid. Id. July.
(f. 4.)
To all etc. Requesting safe-conduct etc., during the pope's pleasure, for Peter Sanctis de Pisauro, bearer of these presents, who is an official of Master Peter de Monte, papal notary, collector of the papal camera in England and Scotland and Ireland and papal nuncio, and whom the pope is sending to divers parts on business of the pope and the Roman church. Cum dilectum filium. (Blondus. | M. de Pistorio.) [See above Reg. CCCLXXIV, f. 129.]

9 Eugenius IV

18 Kal. Jan.
(f. 117.)
To Bartholomew [Zabarella], archbishop of Spalato, papal referendary. Extension of the faculties, except only those concerning benefices, which the pope recently granted to him for his mission to Charles, king of France, (fn. 2) so that they may apply to the realm of England, to whose king, Henry, the pope is also sending him on arduous business of the pope and the universal church. Cum nuper te. (Poggius. Coll[ata.] and de Curia. | L. de Schiaciis.) [See above, p. 262.]
6 Kal. Jan.
(f. 117d.)
To William Croyser, archdeacon of Teviotdale, papal nuncio. Faculty, at the recent petition of abbot Patrick and the convent of Holyrood—containing that the late Jordan, cardinal bishop of Albano, called cardinal Orsini (de Ursinis), after divers inquiries and processes in regard to the charges made against the said abbot, by John de Kers, a monk (sic) of Holyrood, deprived the abbot, whereby he and the convent incurred the sentences contained in the said processes; and praying for a remedy, alleging that there is no truth in the said charges—to make inquiry into the said charges, and if he find that the abbot has been falsely accused, to annul the said processes and sentences, absolve the abbot and convent from all sentences of excommunication etc. incurred in virtue of the said processes, dispense them on account of irregularity and rehabilitate them. The said abbot is, however, to take anew to the above William an oath to be faithful and obedient to the pope and the Roman church, and to resist all attempts against the honour, dignity or estate of the pope and the apostolic see. Exhibita nobis. (Poggius. Coll[ata]. de Curia. | N. de Carbonibus.)
(f. 118.)
To the same. Faculty to him, whom the pope is sending as his nuncio to Scotland, to absolve John, bishop of Glasgow from all sentences of excommunication etc., howsoever incurred even by contempt of papal mandates, and to absolve him from the crime of perjury incurred by not observing promises made under oath, to dispense him on account of irregularity, and to rehabilitate him. The bishop is to take oath to him that he will be faithful and obedient to the pope and his successors, and will oppose the enemies of the pope and the Roman church. Cum te de cuius fidei. (Poggius. Coll[ata]. de Curia. | L. de Riciis.) [Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hibern. et Scot., p. 375, No. 747.]
5 Kal. Jan.
(f. 118d.)
To the same. Faculty to him, whom the pope is sending as his nuncio to Scotland on business of the pope and the Roman church, to dispense four men and as many women, related in the third only or in the third and fourth degrees of kindred or affinity, to marry or to remain in marriages contracted in ignorance of the said relationship, and to declare past and future offspring legitimate. Cum te ad regnum. (Poggius. Coll[ata]. de Curia. | F. de Laude.)
3 Non. Jan.
(f. 119.)
To the bishop of Moray, and Master William Croyser, archdeacon of Lothian, apostolic notary and nuncio. Mandate as below. The recent petition of John, Cistercian abbot of Kynlos in the diocese of Moray, contained that although he obtained peaceable possession of Kynlos and for ten years and more has laudably governed it, recovering at great labour and expense many of its alienated goods, and abstaining from perjury and every other appearance (specie) of evil, nevertheless, upon Henry Butie, a Cistercian monk of Cupar in the diocese of St. Andrew's, falsely suggesting to the pope that the said abbot was publicly keeping, and committing incest with certain women related to one another by kindred (invicem consanguineas), had alienated certain goods of his monastery, had been false to his oath, and been guilty of divers other crimes, the pope ordered the precentor of Moray, in case the said Henry would accuse the said abbot before him, to summon the abbot and others concerned, make inquiry, and if he found the said charges true, to deprive the said abbot, and in that event to make provision of Kynlos to Henry. At the said petition, which added that Ingram Lyndesay, precentor of Moray, has not yet begun to proceed to the execution of the said mandate; seeing, too, that the said abbot holds the said precentor suspect, the pope revokes the said precentor's commission, and orders the above two to summon the said Henry and others concerned, make inquiry, and if they find Henry's statement false, and the said abbot's true, to impose on Henry perpetual silence, and not to allow the said abbot to be molested by him or any other in regard to the aforesaid. Juxta pastoralis officii. (Poggius. Coll[ata]. de Curia. | A. de Racaneto.)
10 Kal. March.
(f. 134.)
To James, bishop of Dunkeld, residing in the Roman court. Mandate to carry out the exchange desired by Walter Stewart, archdeacon of Aberdeen, of the said archdeaconry, a non-major, non-elective dignity with care, value not exceeding 50l. sterling (provision of which the pope made to him on its voidance by the death of Thomas de Tynyngan, a papal chaplain, previous to which it was reserved to the pope, and possession of which he has not yet had) and Laurence Piot, canon of Glasgow, of his canonry and prebend of Cardios (rectius Cardros) therein, value not exceeding 20l. sterling. The bishop is to see that there be no simony. (Apostolice sedis. A. de Florencia. | et collata per me H. Foulani. Bonannus.) [See above, p. 276.]

11 Eugenius IV

6 Kal. May.
(f. 244d.)
To Richard Caudray, dean of St. Martin's-le-Grand, London. Indult for life to visit by deputy the archdeaconries which he holds in the churches of Lincoln and Norwich, and to receive the procurations, even in ready money. Meruit tue devocionis. (Blondus. Coll[ata]. | M. de Pistoria.)
(f. 245d.)
To the bishops of London, Bath and Salisbury. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, to cause it to be executed. Hodie nostras concessimus litteras. (Subscribed as in the preceding.)


  • 1. Described on the back as ‘To. 16’ and Eug. iv. de cur. An. viii. ix. x. xi. L[ibro] xvi.’ On the original inside of a double parchment leaf, which was the original cover, De Prætis has ‘Eugenii iv. de Curia. An. viii. ix. x. xi. Libro (sic) xvi. Tom. xx.’ On the original outside of this cover, in contemporary hands, is ‘Eugenii iv. Bullarum Lib. xx.’ and ‘Regestrum quintum Bullarum de Curia domini Eugenii quarti,’ and other more or less contemporary notes. The rubrice are headed ‘Regestrum bullarum de Curia Eugenii iiii quintum,’ over which is, also in a contemporary hand, ‘Inceptum Ferrarie anno octavo.’ At the top of f. i is ‘Regestrum quintum domini nostri pape Eugenii quarti inceptum Ferrarie pontificatus eiusdem anno octavo.’
  • 2. On ff. 104d–109d and on f. 111 are the usual faculties, dated at Florence on various days of October, 1439, to grant dispensations etc., conferred on the above archbishop in furtherance of his mission as the pope's orator to Charles, king of the French, and John, duke of Brittany, with the powers of a legate de latere. On f. 110 is a letter of safe-conduct etc. for him, to be valid only till his return, dated 15 Kal. Nov., 1439 (anno 9). On ff. 148d sqq., 167d sqq., are other faculties, dated 4 Id. Sept., 1440 (anno 10), addressed to him under the title of archbishop of Florence, whither he was translated on Dec. 18, 1439 (Eubel, Hierarchia).