Vatican Regesta 381: 1431-1434

Pages 315-317

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. CCCLXXXI (fn. 1)

[Liber] Primus Officiorum

1 Eugenius IV

4 Id. Jan.
SS. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 75.)
To Ardicinus, cardinal deacon of SS. Cosmas and Damian's. Grant to him—to whom the pope recently granted indult to visit during ten years his archdeaconry of Northcampton (sic) in Lincoln by deputy, and to receive the procurations in ready money—that the person or persons thus deputed may visit even two, three or more churches, monasteries, etc., on one and the same day, and receive from them in ready money the procurations due, and that the executors of the former letters may execute these presents. Exposcit tuorum ex[c]ellencia. (A de Luschis. Jo. de Collis. Duplicata per Ja. de Brancaciis. In the margin: ‘Gratis pro persona domini cardinalis’ and ‘Ni[h]il,’ usually written ‘nil,’ i.e., a reference to the registration fee.)
2 Non. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 86.)
To Master John de Obizis, canon of Ferrara, papal chaplain, nuncio of the apostolic see, and collector of the papal camera in England. Appointing him (who is also an auditor of causes of the apostolic palace, and has exercised for several years and is still exercising the office of collector in the said realm) to the said office during the pleasure of the pope and the apostolic see, with the usual faculties. He is to send in his accounts every two years and pay in his receipts by letters of exchange or other safe way, and is to take the usual oath of fealty to Francis, cardinal priest of St. Clement's, regent of the camera, and to receive a like oath from his own sub-collectors. Ex fideli. (Poggius. Collata per me A. de Perusio, R[egistratorem]. R. de Valencia. In the margin is de Curia.) [2¾ pp. For faculties given to Obizis on the occasion of this renewal of his commission as collector, see above, pp. 278, 279.] [See also below, pp. 319, 320.]
(f. 87d.)
To Master John de Obizis, canon of Ferrara, papal chaplain and nuncio, and collector of the papal camera in Ireland. The like, mutatis mutandis. Hodie siquidem te. (Subscribed in the preceding.) [2¾ pp.]
6 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 88d.)
To Master John de Obizis, canon of Ferrara, papal chaplain, collector of the papal camera in Scotland, and nuncio of the apostolic see. The like, mutatis mutandis. Nuper siquidem te. (Subscribed etc. as ibid.) [2½ pp.]
3 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 90.)
To Thomas, bishop of Hereford, and Master John de Obizis, auditor of causes of the apostolic palace, nuncio of the apostolic see in England. Mandate to visit in person and reform monasteries etc. of the Cistercian order in the realm of England, exempt from the jurisdiction of diocesans, which the pope has heard to be in need thereof. They are to deprive none, but are to report to the pope cases for deprivation. Ad ecclesiarum et monasteriorum. (Subscribed etc. as ibid.)

2 Eugenius IV

6 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 187d.)
To John de Lithqow, Cluniac monk of Paisley in the diocese of Glasgow. Appointing him a papal chaplain, with the enjoyment of all immunities etc. granted to papal chaplains.Virtutibus clarens. (xxx. B. de Monte. S[tephanus] Garnerii.Ste[phanus] Garnerii. Ang[elus] (or Aug[eroles.]).)

3 Eugenius IV

Prid. Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 205d.)
To John Bloxwych, of England, a Carmelite. Appointing him to the office of a papal penitentiary in St. Peter's, Rome, and the Roman court. Before beginning to exercise it, he is to take to Jordan, bishop of Sabina, the pope's major penitentiary, the usual oath of fealty, according to the form appended.Religionis zelus, vite etc. (A. de Florentia. A. de Florentia. In the margin: Gratis de mandato d. n. p.)


  • 1. Described on the back as ‘To. 22’ and ‘Eug. IV. Offic Lib. 1.’ On a flyleaf De Prætis has written ‘Eugenii IV. Officiorum Tom. 1.’ A parchment flyleaf has, in a contemporary hand, ‘Primus Officiorum Eugenii Quarti,’ below which is a large pen and ink sketch of the arms of ‘Eugenius papa quartus,’ with a contemporary signature, B. Radeker. For a similar design and signature see above, p. 280, note. On the other side of this leaf is a letter of Jordan, cardinal bishop of Albano, of the 13th year of Martin V.