Vatican Regesta 448


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'Vatican Regesta 448: 1456-1457', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 11: 1455-1464 (1921), pp. 58-61. URL: Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Vatican Regesta. Vol. CCCCXLVIII. (fn. 1)

De Curia.

2 Calixtus III.

9 Kal. Dec.
(23 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 11.)
To the bishop of Lismore. Mandate, at the recent petition of John bishop of Limerick (containing that although provision was canonically made to him by papal authority of the said church, and although he was appointed bishop, and in virtue of such provision and appointment obtained possession [and held it] for about thirty years, ruled and administered it diligently, and laudably administered, as he still does, the goods of the capitular mensa, nevertheless, upon its being recently falsely set forth to the present pope by Thomas, who behaves as bishop of the said church, that the said John had died without the Roman court and in those parts, and that the said church was void by his death, the pope gave commission to Peter cardinal priest of St. Mark's to inform himself and to report to the pope in consistory about the merits of the said Thomas and the said voidance; that after a number of false witnesses had, at the instance of the said Thomas and on his behalf, been produced and examined before the said cardinal, who did not perceive that they were false, and a report had been made by the said cardinal before the pope in consistory, the pope made provision to Thomas of the said church and appointed him bishop, etc., as is contained more fully in letters of the pope, in virtue of which Thomas had himself consecrated and caused himself, as he still does, to be named and entitled bishop of Limerick) to summon the said Thomas and others concerned, and if he find the facts to be so, to annul the said provision and appointment of Thomas, and their consequences, and to annul the said letters thereof, and declare them null and void, and in that event to forbid the said Thomas to exercise pontifical offices in future. Justis et honestis. (Jo. Cosida. | xx. Ja. de Viterbio. A. Lumpe. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Decembris. 12/3 pp. Theiner, Vet. Monum. Hibern. et Scot. Hist. Illustr., pp. 401–402, No. 779, from ‘Reg. de Curia. Tom. xiii., fol. 11.’ i.e. the present Register.]

3 Calixtus III.

Id. June.
(13 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 174.)
To John Bole, archbishop of Armagh, commissary of the pope and the apostolic see. Commission and mandate to collect in Ireland the tenth of ecclesiastical benefices which the pope has imposed on the whole world in aid of the recovery of Constantinople from the Turks; with the usual faculties and powers. Cum superioribus annis. (M. Ferrarii. | P. de Spinosis. de Curia.) [3½ pp. Printed in full in Theiner, Vet. Monum. Hibern. et Scot. Hist. Illustr., pp. 402–404, No. 781, from ‘Reg. [de Curia.] Tom. xiii., fol. 174,’ i.e. the present Register. For like commissions see above, Reg. Vat. CCCCXXXVII., f. 247; CCCCXXXVIII., f. 217; CCCCXLII., f. 43d., and below, Reg. Vat. CCCCLIV., f. 260.] (In the margin of f. 174r. is the following note:—Anno a nativitate domini moccccolviio . indictione va die xxia mensis Junii prefatus dominus Johannes archiepiscopus promisit in bie[n]nium vel triennium ad plus, et interim quandocunque requisitus fuerit, reddere bonum computum et rationem de administratis per eum in dicta commissione in Apostolica Camera, et de satisfaciendo etc. Item de fideliter exercendo absque dolo fraude simonia et baractaria (i.e. barattaria, usually written barataria) ad honorem sanctissimi domini nostri pape etc., obligavitque se propterea sub pena Camere et privationis archiepiscopatus et omnium aliorum suorum benefitiorum et offitiorum in forma, juravitque supra pectus suum etc. Rome in Camera Apostolica presentibus dominis Bartholomeo Regas vicethesaurario, Giliforte, Sulimanno, Ja(cobo) de Maciarellis et Antonio de Forlivio clericis Camere Apostolice, et me G. de Vulterris dicte Camere notario. A similar note, like this one somewhat difficult to read, occurs in the margin of f. 64r, in the case of Master Michael Amici, canon of St. Denis, Liége, a writer and abbreviator of apostolic letters, on the occasion of his appointment as nuncio and collector of contributions for the crusade etc. in the provinces of Mayence etc.)
(f. 175d.)
To all and singular to whom these presents shall come. Requesting safe-conduct etc. for the above John Bole, archbishop of Armagh, primate of Ireland, whom the pope is sending in person to Ireland on business of the pope and the Roman and the universal church, which admits of no delay; to be valid during two years only. Cum venerabilem fratrem. (M. Ferrarii. | Jo. de Vulterris. de Curia.) [¾ p.]
Prid. Id. May.
(14 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 180d.)
To the archdeacons of Colchester in London and Coventry, and Henry Sharpe, canon of Olowhton, in the church of Lichfield, doctor of laws. Mandate to dispense John Pakynton, layman and Margaret Smyth, as above, Reg. Vat. CCCCXLVII., f. 248d. OblateMaii), as ibid. [½ p.]
Ibid. To the bishop of Lincoln. Mandate to dispense William Wall’, layman and Agnes Lussell’, as ibid, f. 249. Oblate nobis. (M. Ferrarii. | xvi. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Maii. ½ p.]
6 Kal. Aug.
(27 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 209d.)
To John Wardalle, a canon of Lincoln, doctor of laws. Grant and indult for life to take and rent, let or grant to farm or yearly pension to any persons, even laymen, the fruits of his canonry and prebend of Lincoln and of his other benefices, whilst studying letters at a university or residing in the Roman court, and not to be bound to reside in his benefices. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. xxxx. G. de Puteo. | Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin:Julii. 1½ pp.]

2 Calixtus III.

5 Kal. Dec.
(27 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 222.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, of the appropriation by William bishop of Coventry and Lichfield of the parish church of Mancestre to the Cistercian monastery of Merevale (de Miravalle) as above, Reg. Vat. CCCCXLV., f. 183, with the variants there noted. Ad perp. rei mem. Vota religiosorum. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Vulterris. (fn. 2) ) [6¼ pp.]

3 Calixtus III.

6 Kal. Aug.
(27 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 270.)
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.
(2 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 290d.)
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.]


1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with ‘Calix. iii. de Cur. An. ii. iii. Tom. xiii.’ Inside it is the usual front half of the original sheepskin binding, with ‘Tercius decimus de Curia domini [nostri domini Calisti pape tertii]’ ‘Vidit Phi,’ ‘Bulla de festo Salvatoris domini nostri Jesu Christi videlicet Transfiguracionis’ and other unimportant contemporary notes, and also the 16th century ‘Visum V(ictorius) Cl(ementinus’) [notarius camere apostolice], which occurs occasionally on these parchment sheets. Eighteen pages of ‘Rubricelle’ follow, headed ‘Secuntur Rubricelle tertii decimi libri de Curia sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Calisti divina providentia pape iii. pontificatus eiusdem anno tertio, incepte de mense Augusti mcccclviio . indictione quinta.’ At the end of the ‘Rubricelle’ is ‘Explicit liber tertius decimus in Rubricellis per Rainaldum Camere registratorem.’ There are ff. i.-cccxxi. of text.
2 The text, as well as the subscriptions at the end of the bull, differs from Reg. Vat. CCCCXLV., f. 183.
3 insimul unitas obtines.
4 in filiarum suarum super terram gradientium usus et utilitatem.
5 vocatis dicto Dermitio et aliis qui forent vocandi. Cf. below.
6 executor predictus vocatis omnibus qui fuerant evocandi minime comparentibus coram dicto uno executore, idem executor prefatum decanatum litteris predictis alias per te minime purificatis decanatum predictum tibi dicta auctoritate contulit et providit etiam de eodem licet nulliter et de facto, tuque collationis et provisionis huiusmodi pretextu possessionem corporalem dicti decanatus apprehendisti, illumque extunc detinuisti prout detines de presenti, partem fructuum ex illo provenientium percipiendo similiter de facto, ac quod litteris predictis minime purificatis prefatus Dermitius extra Romanam curiam extitit vita functus.
7 etiam perinde ac si clausula expressa predicta, videlicetvocatis dicto Dermitio et aliis qui fuerint evocandi’, in illis apposita non fuisset.