Lateran Regesta 512: 1456

Pages 278-280

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 11, 1455-1464. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1921.

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Lateran Regesta, Vol. DXII. (fn. 1)

1 Calixtus III.

De Beneficiis Vacantibus.

5 Kal. Feb.
(28 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 24d.)
To the bishop of Alessandria and the abbots of Gedwert and Neubotil, in the dioceses of Glasgow and St. Andrews. Mandate to collate and assign to James Bortwic, (fn. 2) priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, bachelor of canon law, who is of noble birth and of a race of barons, the parish church of Lochqworwart (also written ‘Lochqwarwart’) in the said diocese, value not exceeding 9l. sterling, void because Peter de Orichton (fn. 3) (rectius Crichton), when holding it, obtained by collation of the ordinary the parish church of Kynuile in the said diocese. Nobilitas generis, litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (P. and [A. de] Cortesiis. | P. xx. Pridie Id. Februarii Anno Primo. de Varris.) [1¾ pp.]
[rectius 1456].
Non. April.
(5 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 64d.)
To the bishop of Alessandria, the precentor (cantori) of Moray and the treasurer of Brechin. Mandate to collate and assign to Gilbert Forstar, archdeacon of Brechin, a papal chaplain, who is also a papal acolyte and M.A., in consideration of his services to the pope and the apostolic see, the chapel of St. Mary Magdalen of the place of Arrate in the diocese of Brechin, without cure and value not exceeding 3l. sterling, void by the death of John de Atoha (rectius At[h]olia), its rector; whether it be so void, or be void by the deaths of David de Dw or John Brekbel or in any other way, and notwithstanding that he holds the said archdeaconry, which is a non-major dignity with cure, and a canonry and prebend of Moray, called the succentorship, the value of all which does not exceed 45l. sterling, and that provision was lately made to him by papal authority of the vicarage of Dunde in the said diocese of Brechin, value not exceeding 29l. sterling, of which he is not in possession and about which, in the course of litigation in the Roman court, he has won a definitive sentence against certain adversaries, which has become a res judicata, and that he was lately dispensed by papal authority to receive and retain for life with the said archdeaconry any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, provided that they were not two parish churches [or their perpetual vicarages]. Grata devocionis obsequia. (P. and A. de Amelia. | P. xxiiii. Quinto Kal. Junii Anno Tertio. de Varris.) [2 pp. See above, Reg. Vat. CCCCLVII, f. 47.]
12 Kal. Oct.
(20 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 83.)
To Malachy Ma[c]conmara, canon of Killaloe (Laonien.). Mandate to collate and assign to Donatus Macconmara, clerk, of the diocese of Killaloe (who was lately dispensed by authority of the ordinary, on account of illegitimacy as the son of an unmarried nobleman and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to minor orders and hold a benefice without cure) the perpetual vicarage of Kyllathnasuleach and the rectory without cure in ecclesiastical fee called [the rectory] of Clonlochayn in the said diocese, value not exceeding 8 and 1 marks sterling respectively, void at the apostolic see, and therefore reserved, by the death there of Matthew [son] of James Macconmara. Donatus is hereby dispensed, notwithstanding the said defect etc., to be promoted to all even holy orders and receive and retain the said vicarage and rectory. Dignum arbitramur. (C. and A. de Amelia. | C. xxii. Idibus Januarii Anno Secundo. de Montepolitiano.) [21/5 pp.]

De Dignitatibus Vacantibus.

Prid. Non. Dec.
(4 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 142d.)
To William Scot, dean of Dunblane. (fn. 4) Collation and provision (in pursuance of the resignation which for purposes of exchange he and Henry Murref have made this day to the pope, by their proctor John Scot, priest, of the diocese of Glasgow, of their respective benefices, namely, the perpetual vicarage of Strewellyn in the diocese of St. Andrews and the above deanery) of the said deanery, a major elective dignity with cure, value not exceeding 12l. sterling. Apostolice sedis circumspecta benignitas.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Glasgow, the treasurer of Dunblane and the official of St. Andrews. Hodie dilecto filio. (O. and G. Gonne. M. Amici. | O. xv. xiii. Tertio Id. Octobris (rectius Decembris) Anno Primo. Pontanus.) [2⅓ pp. See above, p. 249.]

De Diversis [Formis].

13 Kal. April.
(20 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 311d.)
To William Lindesay, perpetual vicar of the parish church of Inchbrayock (Insule sancti Brioci) in the diocese of St. Andrews. Dispensation, at his recent petition—containing that he was successively dispensed by papal authority on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, (i) to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice with or without cure, (ii) after he had been made a clerk, to hold another benefice with or without cure, even if a canonry and prebend of other than a cathedral church, (fn. 5) and (iii) after he had obtained the above vicarage, value not exceeding 8l. sterling, and had been promoted to all even holy orders, to receive and retain a canonry and prebend of Aberdeen and the like of Moray, of which he is not in possession, value not exceeding 24l. (fn. 6) sterling, in the event of their being collated to him in virtue of papal letters ordering provision to be made to him thereof—so that he, who is a licentiate in arts and a kinsman of many nobles and barons of Scotland, may receive and retain any benefices with and without cure, of any number and kind, compatible with one another and with the aforesaid, even if canonries and prebends, dignities etc., and resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (P. and Ernestus. | P. xxxv. de Varris.) [1½ pp. See above, Reg. Lat. DVII, f. 273.]


  • 1. On the back of the volume is the usual brief description in Latin: ‘1455. An. i. (to which ‘ii.’ has been added in pencil) Callixt. iii.’ A flyleaf, damaged with holes, has in different contemporary hands: ‘Primus de beneficiis, de dignitatibus, [de] prebendis [et] dignitatibus, de prebendis vacantibus et de diversis formis anno primo,’ ‘R(ecipe) G., P.’ [de Varris], ‘Rubricatus est,’ and ‘Vis(a).’ On the bottom edge of the volume is the usual faded contemporary description almost identical with that above, viz. ‘Primus de beneficiis, de dignitatibus, de prebendis, ac de prebendis et dignitatibus vacantibus et de diversis anno primo domininostri domini Calisti pape iii.’ There are ff. i. to cccxxiiii, of text.
  • 2. Ill written.
  • 3. ‘Orichon,’ with a superscript ‘t,’ but no corresponding caret.
  • 4. ‘Dumkelden.’ of the text is cancelled, and written above it is ‘O(ctavianu)s,’ ‘Dumblanen.’ being substituted in the margin with the note: ‘Co[r]rectum et cassatum de mandato Jo. Zamoren. riceregentis, O. Pontanus.’ A like correction has been made in the margin throughout the letter where the error has been detected by the corrector, ‘O. P.’, with the note each time ‘Correctum et cassatum et supra,’ with or without the addition of ‘O.’ or ‘O. Pontanus.’
  • 5. promoveri et unum cum cura vel sine cura primo, et deinde eciam postquam clericali caractere fueras insignitus ut aliud eciam si canonicatus et prebenda alterius quam cathedralis ecclesie forent beneficia ecclesiastica.
  • 6. ‘vigintiquinque’ of the text is cancelled, and written above it is ‘P(etru)s,’ ‘vigintiquatuor’ being substituted in the margin and subscribed ‘P.’