6 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To John Wardale, a canon of Lincoln, doctor of laws. Dispensation to receive and retain for life together with the parish church of Aston Flamwile in the diocese of Lincoln and the perpetual vicarage of Iseldon’ in the said (sic) diocese (which he holds united together (fn. 3) by papal dispensation, and the value of which and of his other benefices the pope holds to be sufficiently expressed by these presents) any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a dignity etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages or one of each. Litterarum sciencia. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Julii. 12/3 pp. See below, Reg. Vat. CCCCL., f. 153d.]
|4 Non. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To John Magillabride, clerk, of Derry. Grant etc. as below. Lately the pope, upon being informed by him that the late Dermit Micglosgay, dean of Derry, had committed simony and, being an open and notorious fornicator, had
dilapidated the goods and fruits etc. of the deanery for the use and utility of his daughters, (fn. 4) ordered certain judges, if and after John accused Dermit before them, to summon Dermit and others concerned, (fn. 5) and if they found the foregoing to be true, to deprive Dermit, and in that event to collate and assign the said deanery, a major elective dignity with cure, to John, and dispensed him, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of a priest religious expressly professed of the order of St. Augustine and an unmarried woman (on account of which he had been already dispensed by papal authority to be promoted to all holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure) to receive and retain the deanery, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, when (quando) he pleased. At John's recent petition, containing that upon his presenting the said letters to one of the executors appointed therein, that executor, on the non-appearance before him of all who were summoned, made a null and de facto
collation and provision of the deanery to John, who had not otherwise caused the said letters to be completed, under pretext of which collation and provision John took corporal possession of the deanery and thenceforward detained it, as he does at present, taking part of the fruits, likewise de facto; and that, without the said letters having been completed, the said Dermit has died without the Roman court. (fn. 6) The said deanery being therefore, in accordance with the aforesaid, still void by the death of the said Dermit, the pope, hereby absolving the said John from all sentences of excommunication etc. as far only as regards the taking effect of these presents, and rehabilitating him on account of any disability contracted by reason of the foregoing, grants to him, who is in the order of deacon, that the said letters shall hold good from the date of these presents, and that the said judges or their sub-executors may and shall proceed to execute them, as if the clause ‘after summoning the said Dermit and others concerned’ had not been inserted therein, (fn. 7) even if the deanery, whose value, together with that of its annexes, does not exceed in yearly value 48 marks sterling, be void by the deprivation or by the death of the said Dermit, or in any other way. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. G. de Puteo. Jo. Orticius. [In the margin] Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape.) [2 pp.]