Prid. Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To John, bishop of Nocera, residing in the Roman court. Mandate, as below. Upon learning that the perpetual vicarage of Enerlethen in the diocese of Glasgow was void (because James, [now] bishop of Dunkeld, then of lower rank, (fn. 3) had detained it for more than a month after the lapse of the period during which, when collation thereof was made to him, he was dispensed to hold it together with his parish church of Fortewot in the diocese of St. Andrews and the precentorship (cantoriam) of Dunkeld, a dignity with cure), the pope ordered provision thereof to be made to William Turnbul, clerk, of the diocese of Glasgow. Afterwards, as the latter's recent petition contained, upon a cause arising between him and Robert Broun, George Ker and William Marscal, clerks, the pope at Turrnbul's instance, committed it, it having lawfully devolved to the Roman court by Turrnbull's extra-judicial appeal, to the above bishop, who holds the place of a papal auditor. The said petition adding that it is alleged that none of the said latter three has any right, nor Turrnbull himself (because the letters granted to him did not mention the fact that the said James had detained the vicarage without any right for some years; but less than six, and was still detaining it, and also the fact that the said James was of noble birth), the pope hereby orders the above bishop, if as the result of the suit he find that none of the said four has any right, to collate and assign the said vicarage, value 40l. sterling, to Turnbull, even if void by the pope's promotion of the said James to the see of Dunkeld, and by his consecration, or if void in any other way. Vite etc. (In the margin: Novembris.) [32/3 pp.]