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Lateran Regesta, 400: 1443

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Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 9, 1431-1447. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1912.

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13 Eugenius IV (cont.)

De Regularibus.

1443.
17 Kal. Sept. Siena.
(f. 1.)
To John Gele, a canon of Lübeck (Lubicen.) and John Morton and Ralph Morwyll, canons of Exeter. Mandate, at the recent petition of the abbot and convent of the Cistercian monastery of Bokelond in the diocese of Exeter (containing that its fruits etc. are too slender for the abbot to support therewith hospitality etc.) to appropriate to the abbatial mensa the parish church of Baunton in the said diocese, value not exceeding 160l. and 40l. respectively, provided that its patrons, the prior and convent of Bath, consent, so that on the death or resignation of the rector the said abbot and convent may take possession and have the said church served by a perpetual vicar with a fit portion. Commissum nobis. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxxv. de Adria.)
11 Kal. Sept.
Siena.
(f. 1d.)
To the abbots of Dunfermlyng, Cambuskynneth and Melrose, in the dioceses of St. Andrews and Glasgow. Mandate, at the recent petition of Robert, abbot of the Cistercian monastery of Culross in the diocese of Dunblane—containing that he was formerly unanimously elected abbot by the convent on the death without the Roman court of abbot John, that the election was duly confirmed by the father abbot of the said monastery, and that by vigour of such election and confirmation he obtained possession of the administration; but that Laurence de Lundoris, a monk of the Cistercian monastery of Balmurinooch in the diocese of St. Andrews, falsely alleging that the said monastery of Culross and its administration belonged to him, with the aid of lay power caused abbot Robert to be dragged out (extrahi) by force from the said monastery and imprisoned in a certain tower, took possession of the monastery and despoiled it of goods to a value of about 300 marks of the money of Scotland; adding that he has recovered possession, and praying for the commission in those parts of the cause which he intends to bring against the said Laurence—to summon the said Laurence and others concerned and, if they find the said dragging out and imprisonment true, to proclaim Laurence and his chief accomplices excommunicate until they give satisfaction and come for absolution to the apostolic see, and in other respects to hear the said cause and decide it without appeal. Humilibus supplicum votis. (An. and Jo. le Goupil. | An. xvi. de Adria.)
Id. Aug.
Siena.
(f. 5.)
To the dean and the archdeacon of Killaloe and the prior of Monaincha (Insula viventium) in the diocese of Killaloe. Mandate to collate and assign to Henry Olathym, an Augustinian canon of Monaincha (Insula viventium) in the diocese of Killaloe (to whom the pope lately ordered provision to be made of the wardenship of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary de Thomdonym in the same diocese, and whom the pope dispensed, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a canon professed of the said order and an unmarried woman, to receive and hold it) the said wardenship, which has cure and is perhaps a conventual dignity, depends on the said monastery of Monaincha, is wont to be governed by canons thereof and whose value does not exceed 16 marks sterling, so long void by the death without the Roman court of its warden John Olathym that its collation lapsed to the apostolic see; summoning and removing Patrick Omegera, a canon of the said order, who took possession under pretext of letters of the present pope obtained surreptitiously because he did not mention therein its true value, and has detained it for more than a year but less than two. Henry is hereby dispensed on account of the said defect etc. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxviii. Pridie Kal. Septembris Anno Terciodecimo. de Adria.)
9 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 27d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Lindores (de Londorys), in the diocese of St. Andrews. Mandate as below. Lately [see below, f. 204] the pope made to William Boner, prior of St. Andrews, provision of that priory, a major elective dignity, then void in a certain way and previously reserved, by letters in which the said William expressed its yearly value as 5000 gold florins of the camera. At the recent petition of David Ramesy, a canon of the said monastery (containing that before the said provision he went to great expense for the prosecution of his election, which had been made by the chapter or a certain part of the canons, in transmitting the election to the pope by an envoy etc.) the pope (to whom the said David has this day given up all right in or to the said priory) orders the above, seeing that David desires to study, but possesses nothing beyond his place as a canon, from which in absence he receives nothing, receiving when resident his food and clothing only, to grant and assign to him, whilst residing in an university and studying in the faculty of theology, a yearly pension of 100 gold florins of the camera upon the fruits etc. of the priory, to be paid by the said William and his successors for five years. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (An. and G. Gonne. | An. xx. de Adria.) [See Cal. Lett. VIII, pp. 269, 270.]
Prid. Non. Sept.
Siena.
(f. 74.)
To the abbot and convent of the Augustinian monastery of St. Osith, in the diocese of London. Grant and indult to rent, let or grant to farm or yearly pension to any persons, even laymen, for such time as shall seem good to them, the fruits etc. of all their appropriated parish churches, without requiring licence of diocesans or of any other, provided that such leases etc. do not extend to fee or alienation. Meritis vestre devocionis. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxxv. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 80d.)
To the priors (fn. 2) of St. John Baptist's by le Nacnach (rectius Naenach) and Monaincha (Insula vivencium), in the diocese of Killaloe. Grant as below. The pope lately ordered them to cause Patrick Ohaly, clerk, of the diocese of Killaloe, to be received as a canon of the Augustinian priory of Lorrha (Fontis vivi de Lochra) in the said diocese, and to admit his profession, and thereafter to collate and assign to him the said priory, which is conventual, then void and previously reserved. At his recent petition (containing that it is asserted that Maurus Okynnedyg, a canon of the said monastery, under pretext of an election made in his favour, and perhaps of a confirmation or provision by the ordinary, unduly detained the said priory for about seven years, as he still does, of which there is no mention in the pope's said mandate) the pope grants that the same and its consequences shall nevertheless hold good from the date of these presents, and orders the above to summon the said Maurus etc. and make the said collation and otherwise execute the said mandate. Religionis etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. [ ] (fn. 3). Residuum pro deo. Id. Septembris Anno Terciodecimo. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 82d.)
To the abbot and convent of the Benedictine monastery of Rading, in the diocese of Salisbury. Grant and indult for the abbot and his successors, in priest's orders, to confer on any of the monks the first tonsure, and to bless palls (pallas), vestments and other ecclesiastical ornaments necessary for divine worship in the said monastery and its dependent places. Sacre religionis. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. lx. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 83.)
To the same. Grant and indult, at their recent petition (containing that their said monastery is very distant from the city of Salisbury, that therefore it is expensive and in many ways harmful to send their monks thither to take orders, especially because the younger ones, when outside the monastery, are liable to be led astray by carnal desires and exposed to worldly perils), that whenever in future the said orders are at the statutory times conferred by the bishop of Salisbury or his suffragan, or by his authority, in any place of the city and diocese distant a day's journey from their said monastery, any other catholic bishops of their choice may confer on any of their monks all, even holy orders, etc. In apostolice dignitatis. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. lx. de Adria.)
8 Id. April.
Siena,
(f. 87.)
To the bishop and the chancellor of Ross. Mandate as below. The pope lately—upon being informed by Henry Bucterry (sic), a Cistercian monk of Cupar in the diocese of St. Andrews, that John, abbot of Kynloss, of the same order, in the diocese of Moray had, after being canonically admonished by authority of the ordinary, publicly kept, and was keeping and committing incest with, certain women akin to one another and related in the prohibited degree, (fn. 4) had dilapidated many of the goods of the said monastery, and was involved in very many other crimes [not here specified]—ordered the precentor (cantori) of Moray, if Henry would accuse John before him etc. as usual, to summon John and if he found the above charges or one of them enough for the purpose to be true, to deprive John, and in that event to make provision of the said monastery to Henry [above, p. 48.] Subsequently, as Henry's recent petition contained, he caused John to be brought before John, bishop of Moray (to whom Ingram Lyndesay, then precentor of Moray, had handed over his commission) who, after proceeding short of a conclusion, delayed giving sentence, although duly requested by Henry to do so, wherefore Henry, [with the help of] very many notable wellwishers of the said monastery, to whom John's crimes were notorious, and with the consent of the greater part of the convent, despoiled John of the administration and intruded himself, and has unduly detained it not yet a year, taking fruits etc. not exceeding 140 ducats, which he has, with the counsel and help of the said greater part, laid out for the utility of the monastery and convent, retaining thereof for himself nothing beyond his ordinary expenses etc. The said petition added that Henry would rather have a good and speedy judgement than carry on in the way described the said administration, possession of which he is ready to give up; and the pope has been further informed by Henry that John has caused a woman to be branded on the face, from which she died, (fn. 5) has sat in person on the judgement seat whilst a layman was being condemned to death, has committed perjury, committed incest with two sisters, and, after the said letters were presented to the said precentor Ingram, returning to his wonted sin, begat offspring by one of the said sisters, alienated sixty oxen and cows, pawned a chalice for 10l. of the usual money of Scotland, carried away almost all utensils from the said monastery to southern parts, cunningly extorted from certain monks of the said monastery, with whom it had been deposited, and taken away with him, a sum of 300 gold crowns of the mint of the king of Scotland belonging to the monastery, and perpetrated divers other excesses and crimes [not here specified]. At the petition of Henry (who asserts that on account of the inordinate favours which John enjoys, he has no hope of obtaining justice in the city and diocese of Moray) praying the pope to call up the cause to himself and commit it to others in those parts, etc. the pope, hereby calling the cause up to himself, orders the above bishop and chancellor, if Henry will accuse John in regard to what he has newly related, as above, after Henry has duly given up the said possession, to dispense him on account of irregularity and rehabilitate him, to summon John etc. and to resume and hear further the said cause, and if they find the above or one (aliquod) of them to be true, to proceed to the execution of the pope's said other letters, and decide what is just without appeal, etc., and, assigning a reasonable yearly payment to be made to John for his maintenance and defence, as long as the suit lasts, to cause the said monastery to be sequestrated by Robert Yhoung and John de Telyn, monks thereof, etc. Ex suscepte servitutis. (An. and Ja. de Vicentia. | An. xxxv. de Adria.) [4frac12; pp. See also Cal. Lett. VIII, pp. 295, 356, 366.]
10 Kal. July.
Siena.
(f. 110.)
To the abbot of Inisgad in the diocese of Killaloe. Mandate to collate and assign to Dermit Macinnercheny, clerk, of the diocese of Killaloe, who is of noble race, if found fit, the still void, as below, perpetual vicarage of Killnasuleach in the said diocese, value not exceeding 6 marks sterling, of which, on its voidance by the resignation of Donatus Ydulayg to bishop James, that bishop made collation and provision to the said Dermit, who by vigrour thereof obtained and holds possession, but doubts whether they hold good. Dignum etc. (An. and Ja. Petri. | An. xx. Pridie Non. Julii Anno Terciodecimo. de Adria.)
Prid. Id. Oct.
Lateran. (f. 133.)
To John Barton, an Augustinian canon of Hexham in the diocese of York. Dispensation to receive and hold for life any benefice with cure wont to be governed by secular clerks or by regular clerks of any order, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage or a chantry, and if of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
17 Kal. July.
Siena.
(f. 167d.)
To John de Wodthorpe, a Premonstratensian canon of St. Mary's, Hagneby, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who says he is abbot of the said monastery, to receive and hold for life any benefice wont to governed by secular or regular clerks, even if etc. as in the preceding. Religionis etc. (An. and Ciprianus. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
3 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 170d.)
To the prior of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Clonthuasgert Omayne, in the diocese of Clonfert, and his brethren present and future. Taking their monastery under the protection of St. Peter and the pope, and confirming their possessions present and future, with mention of the following: the place itself where their said monastery is situate with all its appurtenances, the half cartron dimidiam quartam) of Nakylla, the half of Clonrosgormayn, the half of Mulyndylaideog, the cartron of Crosconayll, the half cartron of Lurga, in spirituals and temporals, and the spirituals of another cartron of Crosconayll, all the spirituals of the four townlands (villatarum) of Sirtayir,the rectory and vicarage of the whole parish of Clonynthuasgert (sic), the rectory of Nacarha and the rectory of Carhacolmayn, the rectory of Belathuaslugead as far as Clocnaflotuath inclusive, the vicarage of Sucyn and the vicarage of Theachmicconayll in the said diocese, with all their rights and appurtenances: confirming, furthermore, all liberties or immunities granted to the said monastery by the pope's predecessors, and liberties and exemptions by kings etc. etc. as usual Religiosam vitam. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xx. de Adria.)
Non. Sept.
Siena.
(f. 204.)
To the official of St. Andrews. Mandate to collate and assign to William Boner a canon of the Augustinian church of St. Andrews, out of consideration for James king of Scots, who petitions on his behalf, if found fit, the priorship of the said church, a major elective dignity with cure, value not exceeding 1000l. sterling, void and, under the pope's late reservation of all major cathedral dignities, reserved by the death without the Roman court of James Haldanston, who was also a papal chaplain. Dignum etc. (An. and Ja. Petri. | An. xxxv. Quarto Id. Octobris Anno Terciodecimo. de Adria.) [See above, f. 27d.]
Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 215.)
To the abbots of St. Mary's, Cong (Congha), and Holy Trinity, Ballintober (de Fonte Sancti Patricii), in the diocese of Tuam. Mandate, at the petition of the prior and convent of St. Mary's, Clonthuasgerat Omayne, in the diocese of Clonfert (containing that although they are not bound to give any money to ordinaries on account of visitations or procurations, but only to provide victuals on account of such visitations, nevertheless some of such ordinaries, to wit the bishop [and] archdeacon of Clonfert, have hitherto extorted on account of such visitations and procurations sums of money, and continually endeavour so to do, and under pretext thereof have promulgated divers sentences of excommunication etc. against them and their chaplains) to cause such extorted sums to be restored, and not to allow the said prior and convent to be compelled by the said bishop and archdeacon or any others to pay such sums, or be otherwise molested in the matter, and moreover to absolve the prior and convent from such sentences, after competent satisfaction has been made to the said ordinaries. Exhibita nobis. (An. and Jo. de Reate. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
3 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 220.)
To John Cornard', a brother of the order of St. Augustine. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain of the duke of Norfolk, and has made his profession of the order of canons regular of St. Augustine, at his own petition and that of the said duke, to receive and hold for life any benefice with cure wont to be governed by secular or by regular clerks of any order, even if a parish church etc. as above, f. 133. Religionis ... Adria.), as ibid.
9 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 222d.)
To Thomas Abendon, a brother of the order of St. Augustine, an inceptor in theology. Dispensation to him, who has made his profession of the order of canons regular of St. Augustine, to receive and hold for life etc. as in the preceding. Religionis zelus, litterarum sciencia, (fn. 6) vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
Prid. Non. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 231.)
To William Pertryk, prior of the Benedictine priory or cell of Lethum in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, prior of the said priory or cell, which depends on the monastery of Durham, to receive and hold for life etc. as in the preceding. Religionis etc. (An ... Adria.), as ibid.
3 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 231.)
To Thomas, abbot of the Augustinian monastery of Holy Trinity, Ballintober (Ville Fontis Sancti Patricii), in the diocese of Tuam alias Mayo. Grant etc. as below. Lately, on the voidance of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Knockmoy (Collis victorie), in the diocese of Tuam, by the death without the Roman court of Cornelius Okeallayd, the pope ordered provision to be made to Cornelius Micaedadgayn, then abbot of the above monastery of Holy Trinity, Ballintober, requiring him, upon obtaining St. Mary's by vigour of the said mandate, to resign Holy Trinity. Subsequently, after by the said vigour the said provision had been made by one of the executors of the said mandate, then residing in the said court, the pope by other letters (stating that provision had been made to the said Cornelius of St. Mary's and that he had been appointed, and that by vigour thereof he had obtained possession) ordered the late (fn. 7) Bartholomew, bishop of Valva, and two colleagues to make provision of Holy Trinity, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, if void as above, to the above Thomas, the pope further dispensing him, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest professed of the said order of St. Augustine and an unmarried woman, to be abbot of Holy Trinity. Afterwards, as Thomas's recent petition contained, the said bishop Bartholomew, proceeding to execute the said letters in the said court, made provision to Thomas, and subsequently one of the said colleagues did likewise in Ireland (in partibus), by vigour of which provisions Thomas obtained possession of the administration of Holy Trinity and has exercised it for more than a year but less than two years, taking the fruits. Seeing that, as the said petition added, provision of St. Mary's was duly made in Ireland to Cornelius, not indeed, as stated above, at the time of the date of the said later letters, but afterwards, and that Cornelius has obtained possession, the pope grants to Thomas (whom he hereby absolves from any sentences of excommunication etc., howsoever incurred, and rehabilitates), in order that the said later letters may not be regarded as surreptitious, that they and the said dispensation, and their consequences, shall hold good from the date of these presents, as if provision had been made of St. Mary's to the said Cornelius Micaedadgayn in Ireland at the said time, and as if he had been appointed abbot and had obtained possession. Exigit tue devotionis. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxiiii. Sextodecimo Kal. Januarii Anno Terciodecimo. de Adria.) [See above, p. 129 and Reg. Lat. 384, f. 172.]
10 Kal. July.
Siena.
(f. 209.)
To the dean, the archdeacon and Nicholas Ograda, a canon, of Killaloe. Mandate to collate and assign to Thady Ohanrachan, an Augustinian canon of Inisgad in the diocese of Killaloe, the Augustinian priory of Iniscronayn in the said diocese, which is conventual, depends on the Augustinian monastery of St. Peter and Paul, Clare (de Forgio alias de Clar), in the said diocese, and is sometimes (aliquando) wont to be governed by its own canons, value not exceeding 8 marks sterling, void by the death without the Roman court of Nicholas son of Richard Medonis alias Ograda, and reserved under the pope's late reservation of all conventual priories; summoning and removing Donatus Ocathan, a canon of Iniscronayn, who has unduly detained possession for more than a year but less than two years, under pretext of a collation made by the ordinary after the said voidance. Religionis etc. (Chri. and G. de Elten. | Chri. xxviii. Pridie Nonas Julii Anno Terciodecimo. Coronensis.)

Footnotes

  • 1. On the back of the volume is the usual modern Italian description Eugenio IV. 1443. Anno 13. Lib. 1. A flyleaf has the contemporary description Primus de regularibus anno xiiio domini nostri Eugenii pape 4. and in a different contemporary hand the name 'Nicolaus,' to which is added, in the same hand as the foregoing 'Primus etc.' the words 'rubricauit [die] Lune 20 Aprilis 1444 Rome. G[h]estendorp.' On the bottom edge of the volume is also, as usual, the same contemporary description as on the flyleaf.
  • 2. The word 'abbatibus' is crossed through and overwritten A[ntoniu]s, 'prioribus' being substituted in the margin by An[tonius de Adria.]
  • 3. The mention of the partial fee ought to occur here.
  • 4. quasdam mulieres inuicem consanguineas et in prohibito gradu se attinentes ac post et contra diuersas monitiones canonicas auctoritate ordinaria sibi super hoc legitime factas in suas concubinas publice tenuerat, tuncque tenere et cum illis incestum committere non verebatur.
  • 5. quandam mulierem cum ardenti ob quod illa postmodum decessit in faciem signari facere ... non expauerit.
  • 6. The words 'litterarum sciencia' are added in the margin, with the subscription An[tonius de Adria.]
  • 7. Bartholomew de Vincio, bishop of Valva, died in December 1442, (Eubel, Hierarchia, II, p. 287.)