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Volume XLVII: 1 Clement VII. Anti-Pope

Pages 540-544

Petitions to the Pope 1342-1419. Originally published by Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1896.

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1 Clement VII. Anti-Pope

1379. (f. 16d.)
Laurence LaveroK, of the diocese of Dunkeld, scholar of canon law. Whereas the pope gave him the perpetual vicarage of Dalry, in the diocese of Glasgow, value 20 marks, void by reason that Robert de Denys, who held it, was not ordained priest, or else by reason that his successor, Duncan Pety, was not ordained priest, and whereas the chancellor will not give the benefice unless he is more fully informed exactly how it is void, the pope is prayed to order letters to be expedited making express mention that the benefice is void either one way or the other. Granted. Avignon, Id. Sept.
1378. (f. 39d.)
Thomas de Cornton, of the diocese of St. Andrews, at the request of David Steward (Senescalli), son of the king of Scotland, earl of Strathern, whose chaplain he is. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Dunfermelyn, value 40 marks with cure of souls, or 30 wihout. Granted. Fondi, 12 Kal. Dec.
1379. (f. 57d.)
Roll of the Irish:—
The underwritten Irish, who in the beginning of May last set out to come to the pope, but on their journey were despoiled of their goods, and sustained many perils and toils:—
Ruaric Ycanhur, mayor of the prince of Connaught, of the diocese of Elphin, and Sabina, daughter of the late William de Burgo, who have cohabited for some time, and have children. For dispensation to intermarry, they being related in the third degree of kindred, inasmuch as their mothers were sisters, and for a declaration that their past and future offspring are and shall be legitimate.
Granted.
Ibid.
Dermicius Y Kelly, son of Catheus Y Kelly, and brother of Maurice, bishop of Clonfert, of illegitimate birth, already dispensed so as to be ordained and hold a benefice. For a further dispensation to enable him to hold one or two additional benefices. Granted.
(f. 58.)
The said bishop of Clonfert. On behalf of the said Dermicius, for a canonry of Clonfert, with expectation of a prebend. Granted.
Ibid.
Thomas M'egugan, canon regular of Roscommon, of illegitimate birth, already dispensed so as to be ordained and hold a benefice. For a further dispensation to enable him to hold any dignity or office of his order. Granted.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas he was unanimously postulated prior, but doubts whether such postulation holds good, by reason of his defect of birth, he prays for confirmation of the same. Granted.
Ibid.
The same. For confirmation of grants of possessions, rights, and jurisdictions made to the said prior and convent, and that the pope would place their churches, monastery, and themselves under the protection of the apostolic see. Granted.
Ibid.
Laurence Laverok, of the diocese of Dunkeld, scholar of canon law. Whereas the perpetual vicarage of Abirnethy, value 10l. was so long void that it lapsed to the apostolic see, and provision of it was made by the ordinary to the late Michael Manyson, who held it for a month without dispensation, together with the treasurership of Dunblane, and on his death it was given by the ordinary to Henry de Dunblane, who held it, together with other incompatible benefices, and on being resigned by him was given by the same ordinary to his kinsman Michael, under age and unlearned, the pope is prayed to give it to the said Laurence, notwithstanding that he has papal provision of a certain perpetual vicarage, which he is ready to resign. Granted.
(f. 59d.)
Nicholas O'quinaeych or O'Quaeych, Augustinian canon of St. Mary's, Cluycteuagrentomany, in the diocese of Clonfert. For a further dispensation like that granted to Thomas [M'egugan] (as above).
Granted.
Ibid.
The same. For the priory of the said monastery of St. Mary's, so long void by the death of the late prior, that it has lapsed to the apostolic see, and is now unlawfully detained by another.
Granted.
Ibid.
Simon M'Kyagham, priest, of the diocese of Elphin, brother of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. For a further dispensation like that granted to Thomas (as above). Granted.
Ibid.
John Oquinaeych, of the diocese of Clonfert, clerk, the son of a priest religious. For a dispensation to be promoted to all orders, and hold one, two, or three benefices. Granted.
Ibid.
Nicholas Oquinaeych, brother of the said John, and son of a priest religious. For the like. Granted as above.
Ibid.
Matthew Omulnuyn, of the diocese of Elphin, the son of a priest. For the like. Granted.
Ibid.
Gillahormyn Eglasarge, of the diocese of Ardagh, the son of a priest. For the like. Granted.
Ibid.
The Augustinian prior and convent of St. Mary's, Clontuascritomathaycra. Whereas the monastery of St. Catherine's, Echadrona Omanny, in the diocese of Clonfert, of small value, was appropriated to them by authority of the ordinary, it being near by, and it was provided that the prior of the same should be jointly elected, the pope is prayed to order a commission and to confirm the said appropriation. Granted.
Ibid.
The same. For relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene to those who visit and help to repair the said churches or monasteries. Granted a year and forty days to those who so help.
Ibid.
John de Balnanys, of the diocese of Dunblane. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Lindores, in the diocese of St. Andrews, notwithstanding that he has a prebend in Abernethy.
Granted.
Ibid.
Simon Laverok and Brigid his wife. For plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted.
(f. 60.)
The aforesaid Thomas [M'egugan], and Nicholas [O'quineach], and Christian O'Keoneghram, a layman, and thirty persons to be named in the chancery. For plenary indulgence at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, Kal. Oct.
Ibid.
The abbot and convent of Cambuskyneth. Whereas on the voidance of the church of Kilmoronok, in the diocese of Glasgow, by the resignation of John de Lindestry, the late bishop John gave it to them, it being of the patronage of the late king Robert, and it has been held by them for forty years, with the reservation by the bishop of the appointment of a vicar on their presentation: confirmation of the same was prayed for, but as the papal letter could not be expedited during the life of the pope's predecessor because they had not with them at the Roman court the bishop's original letter of appropriation, they had to obtain compulsory letters under seal of P. cardinal of St. Anastasia's, vice-chancellor of the Roman church, which they took with them to those parts, in which the papal grant to the abbot and convent was summarily set forth. Moreover their petition, signed by the pope's predecessor, was lost, and the register of petitions is in the hands of Bartholomew [Prignano, Urban VI.], the intruded pope, so that the abbot and convent are defrauded. They therefore pray the pope that, as the intention of his predecessor is sufficiently declared in the compulsory letters, he would order letters of confirmation to be issued in accordance with the same, and under date of those of his predecessor, or else that he would make the grant anew.
Granted the confirmation. Avignon, 6 Non. Oct.
(f. 87.)
Thomas Cornell. For the church of Tanadas in the diocese of St. Andrews, which William Ramsey holds by virtue of letters of Bartholomew the intruded pope, and of which Thomas prays the pope to deprive him, he having held it for a year without being ordained priest. Thomas has the perpetual vicarage of Bonkil, in the diocese of Dunkeld, which he is ready to resign.
Granted. Avignon, 10 Kal. Oct.
(f. 139d.)
Andrew de Balmetancol, of the diocese of Dunkeld. For the perpetual vicarage of Langton, in the diocese of St. Andrews, void by reason that the late Richard de Cokburn held it without being in holy orders, notwithstanding that Andrew is eighteen years of age, for which he begs a dispensation. Granted. Avignon, 10 Kal. Oct.
1378. (f. 177.)
William Gerland, of the diocese of Moray. For a canonry of Caithness, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the perpetual vicarage of Neu[t]ill, in the diocese of St. Andrews, which he is ready to resign, and the chaplaincy of Duffus castle.
Granted. Fondi, 10 Kal. Dec.
1379. (f. 194.)
John Thome, of the diocese of Glasgow. Whereas a layman, by name Asplayn, pursued his mother from the town to the fields, and, as it is said, lay with her, he on hearing this the next day took a two-edged axe and came upon the layman in the fields, and, asking him why he pursued his mother, went to hit him on the head with the handle of the axe, but he moved his head so that the blow fell on his shoulder, then seizing the axe held it, and John, fearing that the layman would use the knife he had drawn, drew his knife, too, and attacked him with it, in order to get back the axe, and cut off his left thumb. He has been absolved and dispensed on account of this, so as to minister in his orders, but not those of the priesthood, and to hold one or two benefices without cure of souls, which dispensation is useless. He therefore prays that he may not have to beg for a further dispensation to celebrate low and high masses and hold a benefice with cure of souls.
Granted, except in the diocese in which the facts occurred, Avignon, 7 Kal. Nov.