Vatican Regesta 713
1486

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1960

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'Vatican Regesta 713: 1486', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 14: 1484-1492 (1960), pp. 119-123. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=105260 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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Vatican Regesta, Vol. DCCXIII. (fn. 1)

Bullarum Liber XVI.

2 Innocent VIII.

1485/6.
12 Kal. April.
(21 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 3r.)
To the dean and the chancellor of Cloyne (Clonen.) and Donatus Humurchu (?), a canon of the same. Mandate to grant the conventual priorship of St. Mary, Bridgetown (Ville pontis), O.S.A., in the diocese of Cloyne, which has cure of souls and is elective, and the yearly value of which does not exceed 100 marks sterling, void by the death extra R.c. of John Walcoe, and reserved to the pope under his late reservation of all conventual priorships, in commendam for life to Nicholas, bishop of Lismore and Waterford, who alleges that he is in or about his fifty-fifth year, that he has been despoiled of the possession of his said united churches, that he is professed of the Cistercian order, and that Dermit Oleyn, a canon of the said order [of St. Augustine], under pretext of a collation by the ordinary, made to him on the voidance of the said priorship as above, when there were similar reservations, has detained possession for more than fourteen years, and that Philip Roe, also a canon of the said order, obtained the said priorship from the apostolic see five years ago under pretext of certain surreptitious letters, although he has never got possession; summoning the said Dermit and Philip, and removing the former. Personam venerabilis fratris nostri Nicolai. [6 pp. In the margin: Ap (r)i (lis).]
1486.
Prid. Non.
April.
(4 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 54r.)
To the priors of the monasteries, wont to be governed by priors, of St. Kieran (sancti Quirani) [sic] de Syr and St. Mary, alias St. Tierney (sancti Tigernachi), Athami[c]airt, and the prior of the priory of St. John the Evangelist by Kilkenny (juxta Kilcheniam), in the diocese of Ossory. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of William Dulliert, priest, of the diocese of Ossory, contained that on the voidance in certain ways (fn. 2) of the united rectory and perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Killmabui (fn. 3) in the said diocese, David, bishop of Ossory, made him collation and provision thereof by his ordinary authority, in virtue of which he obtained possession, and has held them for about seven years, taking the fruits, but fears lest the said collation and provision do not hold good. The pope has also learned that the rectory of the parish church of St. David, Insiuolakan, in the said diocese, alleged to be of the patronage of laymen or clerks, and a canonry of Ossory and the prebend called the prebend of Clonymeir (fn. 4) therein have been so long void that their collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, although John Orgam, priest, under pretext of a certain presentation and institution, and Patrick Oduy, clerk, under pretext of a collation, in both cases made by the said authority after such lapse, have for some years detained possession of the said rectory of In[i]smo[la]chan and canonry and prebend, respectively. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above three, if they find that the said united rectory and vicarage, which have cure of souls, and the yearly value of which does not exceed 8 marks sterling, and if, after summoning the said John and Patrick, they find that the said rectory of Insiuolachan, which has also cure of souls and the yearly value of which does not exceed 16 marks, and that the said canonry and prebend, yearly value not exceeding 6 marks, are void in any way soever, to collate and assign them to the said William, who is of noble birth; removing the said John and Patrick and any other unlawful detainers. The pope further dispenses him to receive and retain for life the said united rectory and vicarage, and the said rectory of Insiuolachan, and without them any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, etc., and to resign them, as often as he pleases, etc. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. [8 pp. +.]
1485/6.
15 Kal. April.
(18 March).
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 66r.)
To the prior of the monastery, wont to be governed by a prior, of St. Kieran (sancti Kyranni) de Syr, in the diocese of Ossory, and Nicholas Ohangussa and John Mackylabride, canons of Raphoe. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Bernard Oconcuach [sic], clerk, of the diocese of Elphin, contained that after he had been dispensed by authority of the ordinary on account of illegitimacy, as the son of unmarried parents, to be made a clerk, and after he had had himself made a clerk, the bishop and chapter of Elphin [elected] him a canon supernumerary of the church of Elphin, and then made him collation and provision of a prebend called the prebend of Drumcliamb [sic] therein, then void in a certain way, and subsequently of a certain perpetual ecclesiastical benefice, called a rectory of rural lands, in the said church [of Elphin], on its voidance by the death extra R.c. of Thomas Yharpa, clerk, sometime perpetual beneficiary in the said church, under pretext of which election, collations and provisions he obtained possession of the said canonry and prebend and perpetual benefice, taking the fruits thereof. Seeing that in accordance with the foregoing the said election, collations and provisions are without force, (fn. 5) and that the said prebend and perpetual benefice are still void as above, the pope hereby orders the above three to collate and assign to the said Bernard (who alleges that the late Charles, also Oconcuarb [sic], his father, detained the said prebend for some years without any title or right, and that provision was made to him after the death of his said father, without any intermediary, as aforesaid [sic] (fn. 6) ) a canonry of the said church and the said prebend, yearly value not exceeding 16 marks sterling, and the said perpetual benefice, without cure and value not exceeding 8 marks. The pope further specially dispenses him to be promoted to all, even holy and priest's orders, and receive the said canonry and prebend and perpetual benefice, and retain them for life in the said church under one and the same roof. Before the said three proceed to the execution of these presents, he is to give up to them the said canonry and prebend and perpetual benefice. Vite etc. [4½ pp.]
1486.
Prid. Id. May.
(14 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 123r.)
To the abbot of Jerpoint (de Serepont (e), recte de Jereponte), and the priors of the monasteries, wont to be governed by priors, of St. Kieran (sancti Kyrani) de Syr and St. Mary alias St. Tierney (sancti Tigernachi), Achmacayrt, in the diocese of Ossory. Mandate, as below. The pope has learned that William Whyte has resigned before witnesses the priorship of the monastery, wont to be governed by a prior, of St. John the Evangelist by Kilkenny (juxta Kylkeniam), O.S.A., in the diocese of Ossory, although John Seys, a canon of the said monastery, has detained it for some years without any canonical title. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above three to receive and admit by papal authority the said resignation, if they find it lawfully made, and in that event to receive John Cantwell, precentor of Cashel, as a canon of the said monastery, give him the regular habit thereof, and receive his profession, and thereupon to summon the said John Seys, and collate and assign the said priorship, conventual, elective, and with cure of souls, yearly value not exceeding 120 marks sterling, to the said John Cantwell, whether it be void by such resignation, or by the death of Richard Sanath [sic], extraR.c., or be void in any other way; removing the said John Seys. As soon as the said John Cantwell gets peaceful possession of the said priorship, he is to resign the said precentorship, a non-major dignity. Apostolice sedis circumspecta benignitas regularem vitam ducure cupientibus. [52/3 pp.]
1486.
Prid. Non.
April.
(4 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 259r.)
To Philip, archbishop of Antivari [olim Dioclea] (Antibaren. et Dioclen.), residing in the Roman court, the prior of the monastery, wont to be governed by a prior, of St. Michael's de Rupe in the diocese of Ardfert, and Dermit Octuama, a canon of Ardfert. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Florence Mecarthaigh, a canon of the monastery, wont to be governed by a prior, of St. Mary, Killagh (de Bello loco), O.S.A., in the diocese of Ardfert, contained that he impetrated from pope Sixtus IV letters to certain judges in those parts against John de Geraldinis, then prior of the said monastery, who, on account of certain crimes committed by him, had rendered himself unworthy of the said priorship and deserving of deprivation, in which letters the said judges were ordered, after accusation, etc., to make inquiry, and if they found the statements made to be true, to deprive and remove the said John, and, in the event of their so doing, to collate and assign the said priorship to the said Florence; that he accused the said John before the said judges, etc.; and that they, or two of them, summoned the said John and found the said accusations true, and by their definitive sentence deprived and removed him, and made collation and provision of the said priory, thus void, to the said Florence; that the said John appealed from the said sentence to the apostolic see, and impetrated other papal letters to certain other judges, also in those parts, one of whom, wrongfully proceeding in the cause, at the instance of the said John, without citing or summoning the said Florence, promulgated an unjust sentence revoking the said first sentence, from which, on account of the said nullity, he did not appeal, or, if he appealed, did not prosecute such appeal; that nevertheless in the meantime each of the said John and Florence, against the will of the other, took the fruits, etc., of the said priorship; and that subsequently Odo Omurhyrtygh also, who likewise behaves as prior of the said priory, impetrated other papal letters against the said John in regard to certain crimes to certain other judges in those parts (mention being made therein of the said letters impetrated by the said Florence, which letters the said Odo falsely alleged to have been surreptitious on account of the non-expression of the true value, whereas the said Florence expressed therein the true value of the said priorship), and under pretext thereof caused the said Florence to be summoned before one of the said judges, who, wrongfully proceeding in the cause, promulgated an unjust definitive sentence in favour of the said Odo and against the said Florence, from which latter sentence the said Florence appealed to the said see. The said petition added that after the foregoing he took up arms, and aided and abetted in certain conflicts in the prosecution and defence of his right and of the goods of the said priory against certain adversaries of his, and that in the said conflicts divers men were slain, although he neither wounded nor slew any one with his own hands, and that he grieves therefor, but is not guilty otherwise than as aforesaid; and that it is alleged that neither he nor John nor Odo has any right in or to the said priorship. At the said petition, therefore, of the said Florence, who alleges that he is by both parents of noble birth, and that by ancient custom, when the said monastery becomes void, the priors are elected by the convent and presented to the earl of Desmond, (fn. 7) as patron, and that the said earl has given Florence his assent, the pope hereby orders the above three to absolve him from the said excesses, enjoining a salutary penance, etc., dispense him on account of irregularity contracted thereby, and dispense him to be promoted to all holy, even priest's orders, even by any catholic bishop of his choice in communion with the said see, even residing in the Roman court, and even extra tempora, and to minister therein, even in the ministry of the altar, and to retain the said priorship, if he win and obtain it, and rehabilitate him, etc., and in the event of their so doing, to summon the said John and Odo and others concerned, hear both sides, taking cognizance of the principal matter also, and decide what is just, without appeal, causing their decision to be observed by ecclesiastical censure, and moreover, if and after the said cause has been lawfully introduced before them they find that none of the said Florence, John and Odo has a right in or to the said priorship, which is conventual, and the yearly value of which does not exceed 240 marks sterling, to collate and assign it to the said Florence, whether it be void by the said privation and removal, or be void in any other way, etc., removing any unlawful detainer. Apostolica sedis indefexa [sic] clementia. [4 pp.]
4 Kal. May.
(28 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 269r.)
To the chancellor of Emly, and William Okill and Cornelius Omykayn, canons of the same. Mandate to collate and assign to Maurice, [son] of John de Geraldinis, clerk, of the diocese of Limerick, a canonry of Limerick and the prebend called the prebend of Kylidy therein, yearly value not exceeding 6 marks sterling, so long void that by the Lateran statutes their collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, although James, [son] of Philip de Geraldinis, clerk, of the diocese of Lismore, who is to be summoned and removed, has detained them for some years without any canonical title, from fear of whose power the said Maurice dares not meet him in the city and diocese of Limerick. Vite etc. [4 pp. In the margin: Maij.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume: ‘Inn. viii. Bullar. Ann. i, ii. Lib. xvi.' The half of the original sheepskin binding which is at the beginning of the volume has only the contemporary ‘xvi Bull.’ and the usual later ‘Innoc. 8. Lib. xvi.’ There are 1–100–ci–cccx ff. of text, and no ‘rubricelle.’
2 certis modis.
3 Also written ‘Kilmabui.’
4 Seven minims with which the word ‘Clonymeir’ continues, making ‘Clonymeirnum,’ are crossed through.
5 The reason was presumably the fact that he had not been ordained priest, although it is not stated that his benefices had cure of souls. As regards the prebend in particular, see below and the next note.
6 nullo intermedio ut premittitur, but this is the first mention of the fact.
7 On the back of the volume: ‘Inn. vii. Bullar. An. i. ii. Lib. xvii.' The half of the original sheepskin binding at the beginning of the volume has the contemporary ‘xvii bull. domini Innocentii,’ and the usual later ‘Innoc. 8. Lib. xvii.’ It has also the contemporary order: ‘R (ecipe) Blond (e),’ but there are no ‘rubricelle.’ There are i–cccx ff. of text.