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Lateran Regesta 513: 1455

Pages 280-286

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. DXIII. (fn. 1)

1 Calixtus III.

De Officio Tabellionatus.

1455.
8 Id. Sept.
(6 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 14.)
To the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. Mandate to confer the office of notary public on John Creci, [priest], rector of West Kytk by (rectius Kyrkby) in his diocese, to be exercised by him in pious and ecclesiastical causes only, if found fit after examination, and after receiving from him his oath of fealty according to the form appended. (fn. 2) Ne contractuum. (O. and P. Candidus. | O. xvi. Pontanus.) [2/3p.]
1456.
Prid. Non. April.
(4 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 21d.)
To the bishop of Norwich. Faculty to confer the above office on Paul Tayloue (? rectius Taylour), priest, of his diocese, etc. as in the preceding. Ne etc. (C. and Blondus. | C. xvi. de Montepoliciano.) [2/3 p.]
1455.
16 Kal. June.
(17 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 26.)
To Richard Castell’, clerk, of the diocese of St. Asaph. Conferring on him the above office, for which he has been found fit after examination by John bishop of Zamora, regent of the papal chancery, to whom he has taken the oath in the form appended (in which he is described as ‘a clerk, not married and not in holy orders’). Ne etc. (P. and Marcellus. | P. xvi. de Varris.) [½ p.]
1455[–6].
10 Kal. March.
(21 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 37d.)
To the bishop of Bath and Wells. Faculty to confer the above office on Richard Lichefeld, clerk, of his diocese, provided that he be not married and not in holy orders, if he have completed his twenty-fifth year and be found fit after examination, first receiving from him his oath of fealty according to the form appended. Ne etc. (P. and Jo. Aurispa. | P. xvi. de Varris.) [2/3 p.]

2 Calixtus III.

1456.
10 Kal. May.
(22 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 40.)
To John Chvune, clerk, of the diocese of Salisbury (Sarasburgen.). Conferring on him the above office, for which he has been found fit by the above John bishop of Zamora, regent etc., to whom he has taken the oath in the form appended (in which he is described as ‘John Chuune, (fn. 3) clerk, of the diocese of Salisbury (Saresbirien.), not married and not in holy orders). Ne etc. (C. and Rinucius. | C. xvi. de Montepoliciano.) [2/3 p.]

1 Calixtus III.

[De Beneficiis Vacantibus.]

1456.
8 Id. April.
(6 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 93d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Macosquin (de Claro fonte), in the diocese of Derry (Deren.) and David Omulmochari and Patrick Omeargay, canons of Derry. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Denis Olucharan, priest, of the diocese of Armagh, that Nicholas Ohaermegaidh, perpetual vicar of Domnachsinra (rectius Domnachfinra) in the said diocese, an open and notorious fornicator, has dilapidated etc. the goods of the said vicarage and, being excommunicated and publicly proclaimed excommunicate, has celebrated masses and other divine offices in contempt of the Keys, contracting irregularity, to the shame of the clerical order) if Denis (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of unmarried parents, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he caused himself to be so promoted and obtained the [perpetual] vicarage of Termunncumm[i]n in the said diocese, which he afterwards resigned), inasmuch as from fear of Nicholas's power he cannot safely meet him in the city and diocese of Armagh, accuses Nicholas before the above three, to summon him, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him from the said vicarage of Donnachsinra (sic), and in that event to collate and assign it, value not exceeding 3 marks sterling, to Denis, whether it become void by such deprivation, or by the deprivation, made by authority of the ordinary by a definitive sentence which became a res judicata, of Donatus Micgillindam, priest, of the said diocese, for his faults and demerits, or by the resignation of the said Nicholas and Donatus, or in any other way. Denis is hereby dispensed, notwithstanding the said defect etc., to receive and retain it. Vite etc. (P. and A. de Cortesiis. | P. Gratis pro deo. Tertio Id. Maii Anno Secundo. de Varris.) [22/3 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 165. (fn. 4) )
To the official of Dunkeld. (fn. 5) Mandate (the pope having been informed by John Michiso(u)n, priest, of the diocese of Dunkeld, that Malco[l]m de Loutfuce (rectius ‘Loutfute’), perpetual vicar of Tisbirtunie (sic) (fn. 6) in the said diocese, has forged and drawn up and falsely attested a public instrument about a pretended contract or public act, and has been judicially convicted of forgery, (fn. 7) to the shame of the priestly order) if and after John accuses Malco[l]m, who is a priest and a licentiate in canon law, before the above official, to summon Malco[l]m, and if he find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign the said vicarage, value not exceeding 12l. sterling, to John. Dignum arbitramur. (C. and G. Gonne. | C. xxii. Octavo Kal. Maii Anno Secundo. de Montepoliciano.) [3⅓ pp.]
1455.
9 Kal. Oct.
(23 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 170.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Wothina, in the diocese of Emly, the precentor of Emly and John Ocathila, a canon of the same. Mandate to collate and assign to Donald Macbrien, priest, of the diocese of Emly (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he had himself so promoted) the rectory of Gallbale alias Natharlach in the said diocese, of lay patronage, value not exceeding 8 marks sterling, so long void by the death of Geoffrey de Burgo that by the Lateran statutes its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, summoning and removing William Odubartaig, priest, of the said diocese, who took possession by his own temerity and has without any title unlawfully detained it for more than three years but less than four; whether it be so void, or by the death of Macrobius alias Macrarth (rectius Macraith) Ycangussa, or by the resignation of the said Geoffrey or Macrobius, or in any other way. Donald is hereby dispensed [to receive and retain it and] to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the said defect etc. Vite etc. (P. and A. de Cortesiis. | P. xx. Octavo Kal. Novembris Anno Primo. de Varris.) [2¾ pp.]
1455[–6].
5 Kal. March.
(26 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 202d.)
To the prior of St. Mary's, Dorean’ (or Dorran’), in the diocese of Elphin, the dean of Elphin and Eugenius Obernyn’, a canon of the same. Mandate (the pope having been informed by William Ofergayl, clerk, of the diocese of Ardagh, that Maurus Macgillavonaem and Eugenius Macmuicertaig (sic), behaving as perpetual vicars of Granard in the said diocese, divide and simonically share the said vicarage, (fn. 8) dilapidate and alienate etc. its goods, and, each of them, openly keep a concubine, to the shame of the clerical order) if and after the said William (who, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of unmarried parents who were related in the fourth degree of affinity and were of a noble race of dukes, has been made a clerk, and who from fear of Maurus and Eugenius has no hope of obtaining justice in the city and diocese of Ardagh) accuses Maurus and Eugenius before the above three, to summon them, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive whichever of them holds the said vicarage, and remove both of them therefrom, and in that event to collate and assign the said vicarage, which it is said was formerly of lay patronage, although no patron is now to be found, (fn. 9) value not exceeding 50 marks sterling, to William, who is hereby dispensed, notwithstanding the said defect, to be promoted to all even holy orders and receive and retain it. Vite etc. (C. and A. de Cortesiis. | C. xxx. Quinto Idus Martii Anno Primo. de Montepolitiano.) [32/3 pp.]
1455.
13 Kal. Jan.
(20 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 229d.)
To the abbot of St. Columba's de Cella nigra in the diocese of Derry (Deren.). Mandate—the pope having been informed by Salomon Ohegertayd, clerk, of Derry, that Rouelinus Omurgessan, priest, of the diocese of Derry (on the voidance of the parish church of Cluoynman in the said diocese by the deprivation and removal for his faults and demerits made by the late John bishop of Derry, by his ordinary authority, of John Omurgessan, by a definitive sentence which became a res judicata) by a simonical agreement paid a sum of money to the official of the said bishop, thereby incurring excommunication, and by means of the said official procured the making to himself, being thus excommunicate, of collation and provision of the said church, took possession under pretext thereof, and still unlawfully detains it; and that he has committed perjury and has dilapidated etc. the goods of the said church—the said collation and provision being without force, if and after Salomon (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest, a canon professed of the order of St. Augustine and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure) accuses Rouelinus before the above abbot, to summon Rouelinus, and if he find the foregoing to be true, to declare the said collation and provision and their consequences null and void and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign the said church, value not exceeding 6 marks sterling, to Salomon, who is hereby dispensed to receive and retain it, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, notwithstanding the said defect etc. Vite etc. (P. and H. Masheim. | P. xv. Residuum gratis pro deo. Sextodecimo Kal. Martii Anno Primo. de Varris.) [32/3 pp.]
Prid. Non. Dec.
(4 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 241.)
To John Margillabride (sic). Collation and provision to him (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest religious professed of the order of St. Augustine and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all [even] holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he had himself made a clerk) of the perpetual vicarage of Fathynmura in the diocese of Derry (Deren.), the value of which, after deducting its burdens, ordinary and extraordinary, does not exceed 4 marks sterling, void at the apostolic see, and therefore reserved, by the death there of Patrick Magroday; notwithstanding that the pope recently ordered provision to be made to him of the deanery of Derry, a major elective dignity with cure, value not exceeding 48 marks sterling of which he has not possession and which was then expected to become void in a certain way, and dispensed him by the same letters to receive and retain it, notwithstanding the said defect, on account of which the pope hereby dispenses him to receive and retain the said vicarage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, when he pleases. The pope further grants to him, seeing that in the matter of the impetration of the said deanery he has endured great labours and expenses, that he may, without prejudice of the right of others, obtain possession of the vicarage before he obtains possession of the deanery, and nevertheless prosecute any right belonging to him in or to the said deanery, and win and obtain possession of the deanery, and freely and lawfully retain the vicarage meanwhile until he has obtained peaceable possession of the deanery, and decrees that by the obtaining of the vicarage the said right shall in no wise be considered to be void. (fn. 10) Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Zamora, and John Okerualan and Henry (Enrico) Omurgessayn, canons of Derry (Daren., rectius Deren.). Hodie dilecto filio. (C. and G. Gonne. Nicasius. | C. vii. v. Residuum gratis pro deo. Decimoseptimo Kal. Februarii Anno Primo. de Montepolitiano.) [5 pp. +. See above, p. 60.]
13 Kal. Jan.
(20 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 255d.)
To the abbot of Cella nigra in the diocese of Derry (Deren.). Mandate (the pope having been informed by Patrick Odubagay (rectius Odubagan), clerk, of the diocese of Derry, that Henry Omurgessan, priest, of the said diocese, simonically paid a sum of money to the official of Derry in order that collation and provision might be made to him of the parish church called the plebania of Cloyncach in the same diocese, on its voidance by the death without the Roman court, without having had possession, of Roger Oharchan, to whom provision had been made by papal authority on its voidance by the promotion made by the said authority of the late John bishop of Derry to that church and his consecration, thereby incurring sentence of excommunication; that, being under the said sentence he, by means of the said official, procured the making to him of collation and provision, and under pretext thereof obtained and still detains possession; that he notoriously keeps a concubine and has had offspring by her, and dilapidated etc. the goods of the said church) if and after Patrick (who was lately dispensed by authority of the ordinary, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to minor orders only) accuses Henry before the above abbot, to summon Henry, and if he find the foregoing to be true, to declare the said collation and provision and their consequences to be null, and to remove Henry, and in that event to collate and assign the said church, value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, to Patrick, whom the pope hereby dispenses, notwithstanding the said defect etc., to be promoted to all holy orders and receive and retain it, and to resign it, simply or for exchange. Vite etc. (P. and H. Masheim. | P. xv. Residuum gratis pro deo. Sextodecimo Kal. Martii Anno Primo. de Varris.) [2¼ pp.]
Id. Nov.
(13 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 292d.)
To the bishop of Sodor, the prior of St. Mary's, Orgonse, in the diocese of Sodor and the archdeacon of Sodor. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Moricius Fergussi alias Macgillafiurgy, priest, of the diocese of Sodor, that John Macmicm[ac]persom, perpetual vicar of St. Mary's, Alwascal in the island of Oist, in the said diocese, an open and notorious fornicator, has dilapidated etc. the goods of the said vicarage, incurred irregularity, and allowed many of his parishioners to die without the sacrament of Eucharist and children without baptism, to the shame of the clerical order) if and after Moricius accuses John before them, to summon him, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign the said vicarage, value not exceeding 10l. sterling, to Moricius. Vite etc. (P. and G. de Callio.) | P. xxvi. Quarto Non. Decembris Anno Primo. de Varris.) [3 pp.]
10 Kal. Dec.
(22 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 296d.)
To the bishop of Spoleto and the archdeacons of Moray and Sodor. Mandate to collate and assign to John Basok, perpetual vicar of Abarnet[h]i in the diocese of Moray, bachelor of canon law, who has been for more than nine years official-general in spirituals of John bishop of Moray, the parish church of Abriachy alias Bonach in the said diocese, value not exceeding 8l. sterling, void by the resignation of John Forestarius (or Forestarii) (fn. 11) made to the said bishop and admitted thereby by his ordinary authority; whether it be void as stated, or by the like [resignation], made by the said authority without the Roman court, of Richard Holand and Thomas Ros, to each of whom provision was made thereby by the said authority, or by John Wyly's obtaining by the same authority the precentorship (cantoria) of Caithness, a dignity with cure, or whether void in any other way; notwithstanding that the said [John] Basok holds the said vicarage of Abarnethy, value not exceeding 5l. sterling, which he is hereby dispensed to retain for life with that of Abryachy. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (P. and A. de Cortesiis. | P. xxxx. Tertio Non. Jan. Anno Primo. de Varris.) [3 pp. +.]

Footnotes

  • 1. On the back of the volume is the usual modern description in Italian: ‘Calisto iii. 1456. Anno 2 (apparently corrected in ink as well as in pencil to ‘l’). Lib. 1.’ A flyleaf has, in different contemporary hands, ‘Primus de officio tabellionatus, et de beneficiis vacantibus anno primo domini nostri domini Calisti pape iii,’ ‘R(ecipe) Tri[es], P.’ [de Varris], ‘Rubricatus est’ and ‘Vis(a).’ On the bottom edge is the usual contemporary description similar to that above, viz. ‘Primus de officioanno primopape iii.’ There are ff. i. to cccxi. of text.
  • 2. In the oath he is described as ‘John Creci, priest, of the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield.’
  • 3. As written in the Register one of the minims of the ‘uun’ is wanting, the result being ‘um.’
  • 4. clxiiiii, followed by f. clxvi.
  • 5. The address was ‘dilecto filio abbati monasterii de Cupro Sanctiandree diocesis.’ The six words from ‘abbati’ to ‘diocesis’ are cancelled, and written above is ‘P(etru)s,’ ‘officiali Dunkelden.’ being substituted in the margin, with the note: ‘Cass(atum) et correct(um) de mandato domini Jo. Zamoren. regentis cancellariam, P. de Varris.’
  • 6. Also written ‘Tywermovr’ lower down, which, however, is cancelled, above it being written ‘P(etru)s.’ In the margin is substituted the proper spelling, ‘Tybyrmure,’ with the note ‘Cass(ata) et correcta (in full) de mandato domini Jo. Zamoren. regentis cancellariam, P. de Varris.’
  • 7. super certo contractu seu publico actu per cum conficto vel qui nunquam factus vel concessus fuit quoddam instrumentum contra rei veritatem conficere illudque in formam publicam redigere et in co contenta minus veraciter attestari non erubuit, crimen falsi damnabiliter incurrendo, et de quoquidem crimine etiam judicialiter convictus fuit.
  • 8. pro perpetuis vicariis parrochialis ecclesic de Granardo alias Granaid [sic] predicte diocesis se gerenteseandem vicariam inter se dividere et simoniacam sectionem facerenon expavescunt.
  • 9. que ab olim de jure patronatus laicorum fore dicitur, licet ad presens nullus patronus repperiatur
  • 10. vicariam predictam ante assecutionem dicti decanatus assequi, ac nichilominus jus in eodem decanatu vel ad eum tibi quomodolibet competens prosequi, ipsumque decanatum evincere et assequi, ac dictam vicariam interim usque ad pacificam ipsius decanatus per te adeptam possessionem retinere libere et licite valeas auctoritate apostolica tenore presentium de speciali gratia concedimus, quodque per assecucionem vicarie jus huiusmodi minime vacare censeatur eadem auctoritate decernimus.
  • 11. dilecti filii Johannis Forestarii.