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Lateran Regesta 525: 1457

Pages 318-324

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. DXXV. (fn. 1)

3 Calixtus III.

De Exhibitis.

1457.
11 Kal. July.
(21 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 61d.)
To the abbot of Paisley in the diocese of Glasgow, and the archdeacon of Lismore alias Argyll. Mandate, as below. Nicholas V (upon its being set forth to him by Robert de Hamylton, priest, of the diocese of Glasgow, bachelor in decrees, that, with a view to the study of letters, he appointed the late James bishop of Dunkeld and Henry Legan (rectius Logan), priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, as his proctors, with the fullest power, and that the said Henry at the instance of the said bishop, Robert being then residing at the university of Paris, resigned Robert's parish church of Abernit to the said bishop for the purpose of its being united to the chapter of Dunkeld, that the said bishop admitted the resignation and united the church to the said chapter in perpetuity, to Robert's prejudice, and that the dean and chapter, as compensation, assigned to him for a certain period a yearly pension of 20 marks of the usual money current in those parts, upon the fruits etc. of the said dean and chapter) ordered certain judges to grant and assign the said pension to Robert for life. At Robert's recent petition (containing that although William prior of St. Andrews, one of the said judges, granted and assigned the said pension to him, and that although the said dean and chapter paid it for several years, yet for nearly a year past they have without reasonable cause refused to pay; and that, although those of the dean and chapter who have prevented the payment have been declared to have incurred sentence of excommunication, and the chapter suspended a divinis, and the church of Dunkeld laid under interdict, yet the dean and chapter, contemning the said sentences etc., have celebrated [masses and other divine offices], violated the interdict and taken part in divine offices, in contempt of the Keys, and still do so) the pope hereby orders the above two to summon the dean and chapter and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to cause the said pension to be fully paid to Robert, and compel the dean and chapter thereto, without appeal, proceeding by aggravation of processes, ecclesiastical censure, and invoking the aid of the secular arm etc. Humilibus supplicum votis. (C. and Jo. de Millinis. | C. xx. de Montepolitiano.) [2⅓ pp. See Cal. Papal Lett., Vol. X, p. 21.]
Prid. Kal. Sept.
(31 Aug.)
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 73.)
To the bishop of London. Mandate, at the recent petition of Cristina Sewale alias Archer, wife of John Archer, layman, of the diocese of London (containing that the said John has so inhumanly beaten and wounded her beyond her deserts, even when she was pregnant, that he caused her to bring forth two still–born children, and has treated her and still treats her so cruelly that she is in fear of her life and cannot any longer remain with him; and praying the pope to order a judicial separation and the restoration of her dowry (fn. 2) ), to summon John and others concerned, and if he find the foregoing to be true, to pronounce between them sentence of separation (fn. 3) as above, and cause Cristina's dowry to be restored to her. Humilibus supplicum votis. (C. and H. Maesheim. | C. xvi. de Montepolitiano.) [1⅓ pp.]
8 Id. July.
(8 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 90.)
To the bishops of Winchester and Bath and the archdeacon of York. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Thomas Weston, rector of Rowstorn in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, contained that although in virtue of a provision made to him by authority of the ordinary he had canonically obtained the said church, and had held it for several years and was then holding it peaceably, nevertheless Thomas Mere, Robert Layceston and Thomas Leglon, (fn. 4) esquires, falsely alleging that he had obtained it by simony, brought him before John Stokys, doctor of laws, [auditor] of the court or audience of Thomas archbishop of Canterbury, primate of England and legatus natus, under pretext of a commission of the cause to the said auditor by the said archbishop, by his legatine authority, at the instance of the said esquires; that the said auditor, wrongfully proceeding, promulgated an unjust definitive sentence against the said Thomas, by which he deprived and removed him, and condemned him in the costs; that he appealed therefrom to the apostolic see, but that James Legh, clerk, of the said diocese, notwithstanding the said appeal, of which he was not ignorant, and within the period for prosecuting which Thomas still was, falsely alleging the said church to be void by such deprivation and removal, is said to have obtained the making of collation and provision to himself thereof by authority of the ordinary, and under pretext thereof molests and disturbs Thomas. The pope therefore orders the above three to summon the said esquires and James and others concerned, hear both sides, and decide what is just without appeal, causing their decision to be observed by ecclesiastical censure. Humilibus supplicum votis. (P. and H. Maesheim. | P. xvi. de Varris.) [2 pp.]
Non. May.
(7 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 122d.)
To the bishop of Alessandria, and the officials of Ross and Caithness. Mandate, at the recent petition of John Kennocthson, clerk, of the diocese of Ross (containing that on the voidance of the precentorship (cantoria) of Caithness, a non-major dignity, by the deprivation made by bishop William, by his ordinary authority, of John Wylle, the said bishop made collation and provision thereof by the same authority to the said John Kennocthson, who in virtue thereof obtained possession, but doubts whether for certain reasons the collation and provision hold good) to collate and assign the said precentorship, which is not elective and has cure, value not exceeding 9l. sterling, to the same John Kennocthson, who is of noble birth. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (C. and B. de Monte. | C. xx. Duodecimo Kal. Junii Anno Tertio. de Montepolitiano.) [2¾ pp.]
8 Id. Sept.
(6 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 162.)
To the dean of Cork. Mandate, at the recent petition of Lactinus (fn. 5) Ylongaych, clerk, of the diocese of Cork (containing that he obtained by canonical collation the [perpetual] vicarage of Achynach in the diocese of Cloyne, value not exceeding 3 marks sterling, and detained it for six years without having himself promoted to any holy order, afterwards resigning it to Jordan bishop of Cloyne; that also formerly, on the voidance of the perpetual vicarages of the united parish churches of Raynach (sic) and Magindi in the said diocese of Cork, he made a simonical bargain with Dermit Macormech to the effect that if with his help Dermit obtained them, La[c]tinus should receive the fruits etc. thereof, value not exceeding 8 marks sterling; that Dermit duly obtained them with the help of La[c]tinus, and that the latter has received the fruits thereof for six years, thereby incurring sentences etc. for simony, but has promised to do so no longer) if he find the foregoing to be true, to absolve La[c]tinus from simony and the said sentences etc., enjoining penance, dispense him on account of irregularity contracted, and rehabilitate him. Sedes apostolica, pia mater. (C. and H. Mascheim. | C. xxvi. de Montepolitiano.) [1½ pp. See above, p. 314.]
4 Id. May.
(12 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 185.)
To the bishop of Clogher. Mandate, at the recent petition of Charles Macmagnussa, layman, of the bishop's diocese (containing that the rector called the plebanus or comorbanus of the church of St. Tierny (Sancti Tigerniacii), Cluaneois, in the said diocese, has been wont to grant to farm for periods of five years in return for a yearly cess, even to laymen, the tithes, first fruits (primitias), oblations and dues (responsiones) belonging to the said church, and that if they were granted to the said Charles at perpetual farm the said church would without doubt benefit greatly) to summon the said rector and others concerned, inform himself, and if he find the foregoing to be true, and such grant to be to the evident benefit of the said church, to grant the said tithes etc., the names and values etc. of which the pope holds to be expressed by these presents, to Charles (who alleges that he is the chief of his sept (fn. 6) and a literate, and that he holds to farm for the present five years part of the said tithes etc.) and to his heirs and successors to farm for ever. Humilibus etc. (i.e. supplicum votis). (C. and H. Mascheim. | C. xx. de Montepolitiano.) [1p.]
Non. May.
(7 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 223.) (fn. 7)
To the prior of St. Mary's, Damynys, in the diocese of Clogher. Mandate, at the recent petition of John Macculmarthayn, clerk, of the diocese of Kilmore—containing that the prior and convent of the Benedictine monastery of SS. Taurin and Feighin, Fogur, in the diocese of Meath, have been wont to grant to farm or yearly pension for periods of five years the tithes, first fruits, oblations and dues belonging to the said monastery in the places called Bailyg(?)ebert (fn. 8) and Bayly curtag Camphylyn, in the diocese of Kilmore (? rectius Meath), and that if they were granted to the said John on perpetual lease or farm the said monastery would without doubt greatly benefit—to inform himself, and if he find the foregoing to be true, and the said grant to be to the evident benefit of the said monastery and convent, to grant the said tithes etc., the names and values etc. of which the pope holds to be expressed by these presents, to the said John on perpetual lease or farm. Humilibus supplicum votis. (C. and G. de Callio. | C. v. Residuum gratis pro deo. de Montepolitiano.) [1½ pp.]

De Provisionibus Prelatorum.

1457.
4 Kal. Aug.
(29 July.)
St. Peter's. Rome
(f. 249.)
To Richard Misyn. Provision to him, a Carmelite friar, of the church of Dromore, void by the death of Nicholas, during whose life it was specially reserved by the present pope. Romani pontificis.
Concurrent letters to the chapter of the church—Hodie ecclesie vestre; to the clergy and to the people of the city and diocese—Hodie ecclesie Dromoren.; to Henry king of England—Gratie divine; and to the archbishop of Armagh—Ad cumidum tue cedit salutis. (P. and Jo. Rode. | P. xx. x. x. x. x. x. de Varris.) [3¼ pp. In Eubel, Hierarchia, ad loc., under the above date, from the Obligationes, Vol. 72, f. 79, which agrees with the Register, including the spelling ‘Colwich’ and the mention of its diocese and value, as below, f. 250d.]
Ibid.
(f. 250d.)
To Richard, elect of Dromore. Grant to him, to whom the pope has made provision of the above church, the fruits etc. of whose episcopal mensa are insufficient, that, after his consecration, or the lapse of the period for consecration, he may retain his perpetual vicarage of Colwich (fn. 9) in the diocese of Coventry, which he holds by papal grant and dispensation, value not exceeding 12 florins of gold of the camera, in commendam with the said church of Dromore as long as he is bishop thereof. Sincere devocionis affectus. (P. and Jo. Rode. | P. xxv. de Varris.) [1 p. +.]
14 Kal. June.
(19 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 255d.)
To the bishop of Aberdeen. Mandate to make provision of the Cistercian monastery [of] Dere (fn. 10) in his diocese, value not exceeding 160l. of old sterlings (void at the apostolic see, and therefore ipso facto reserved to the pope, by the recent resignation made there to the pope by Nicholas de Fores, [now] a monk thereof, through his proctor William Lyndesai, a canon of Moray) to William Evyot, a monk of the said monastery, who is illegitimate, being the son of unmarried parents, and who was lately by papal authority translated from the order of Val-des-Choux to that of Cîteaux. The above bishop is to bless him, or grant that he may be blessed by any catholic bishop, and the pope hereby dispenses him on account of the said defect etc. Further the above bishop or the consecrator is, after the consecration, to receive from him the usual oath of fealty according to the form enclosed, and is to send it by William's letters patent sealed with William's seal, by his own envoy to the pope. (fn. 11) Inter solicitudines. (P. and A. de Amelia. | P. lxx. de Varris.) [3¼ pp.]
1457.
3 Kal. May.
(29 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 260d.)
To William, elect of Sidon. Provision to him, prior of Holy Trinity, Motesfont, O.S.A., in the diocese of Winchester, S.T.M., priest, of the church of Sidon, void by the death of Peter, during whose life it was specially reserved by the present pope. As soon as he has had the present letters expedited, he is to repair to the said church and reside there in person, and shall be unable to exercise pontifical offices without his city and diocese. Apostolatus officium. (C. and A. de Cortesiis. | C. xx. de Montepolitiano.) [1½ pp. As noted above, pp. 57 and 66, he is not in Eubel, ad loc., but see ibid. under ‘Si(n)donien.’ See alsoCal. Papal Lett., Vol. X, p. 103.]
Ibid.
(f. 261.)
To the same. Faculty to him, to whom the pope has this day made provision of the above church, to be consecrated by any catholic bishop assisted by two or three others. The consecrator is, after consecrating him, to receive from him the usual oath of fealty according to the form enclosed, and to send (destinare procuret) it as soon as possible to the pope by his own envoy by William's (tuas) letters patent sealed with William's (tuo) seal. Cum [nos] hodie Sidoniensi ecclesie. (C. and A. de Cortesiis. | C. xvi. de Montepolitiano.) [2/3 p.]
Kal. May.
(1 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 261d.)
To William Westecarte (rectius Westecarre), elect of Sidon. Indult to him (who is S.T.M., and to whom the pope has recently made provision of the said church, with the requirement to repair thither and reside in person etc., as above, (f. 260d.), seeing that he cannot conveniently repair to the said church, which is in partibus infidelium, and reside there, not to be bound to so repair and reside, and, after he has been consecrated, to exercise pontifical offices in other cities and dioceses at the request of the diocesans. Sincere devocionis affectus. (C. and A. de Cortesiis. | C. l. de Montepolitiano.) [1 p. —.]
6 Non. May.
(2 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 264d.)
To John, elect of Armagh. Provision to him, abbot of St. Mary's, Navan (de Novvano), O.S.A., in the diocese of Meath, on whose behalf the chapter of Armagh have petitioned, of that church, void by the death of John, during whose life it was specially reserved by the present pope; the provision recently made to him by the pope of the church of Derry, the letters about which have not yet been drawn up, being hereby annulled. Romani pontificis.
Concurrent letters to the chapter of the church—Hodie ecclesie vestre; to the clergy and to the people of the city and diocese, and to the vassals of the church—Hodie ecclesie Armachane; and to Henry king of England—Gratie divine. (C. and Jo. Rode. | C. xxiiii. xii. xii. xii. xii. xii. de Montepolitiano.) [22/3 pp. In Eubel, ad loc., under the above date from Oblig., Vol. 72, f. 76. See above, p. 291.]
1457.
11 Kal. Sept.
(22 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 304.)
To Laurence, elect of Durham. Provision to him, dean of London, licentiate in laws, priest, of noble birth, of the church of Durham, void by the death of Robert, during whose life it was specially reserved by the present pope. Divina disponente.
Concurrent letters to the chapter—Hodie ecclesie vestre; to the clergy and to the people of the city and diocese, and to the vassals of the church—Hodie ecclesie Dunelmen.; to the archbishop of York—Ad cumulum tue cedit salutis; and to Henry king of England—Gracie divine premium. (C. and Jo. Rode. | C. xx. x. x. x. x. x. x. de Montepolitiano.) [32/3 pp. In Eubel, ad loc., under the above date, from Oblig., Vol. 72, f. 79, which gives the surnames ‘Bothe’ and ‘Nivil.’ See Fœdera.]
Ibid.
(f. 305d.)
To the same. Motu proprio faculty to him, to whom the pope has this day made provision of the above church, to be consecrated by any catholic bishop assisted by two or three others. The consecrator is thereafter to receive from him the usual oath of fealty according to the form enclosed, and to send it (fn. 12) by Laurence's (tuas) letters patent sealed with Laurence's (tuo) seal as soon as possible by his own envoy to the pope; without prejudice to the archbishop of York, to whom the said church is by metropolitical right subject. Cum nos hodie ecclesie Dunelmen. (C. and H. Maesheim. | C. xvi. de Montepolitiano.) [1 p. —]
3 Non. Oct.
(5 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 320.)
To John, elect of Ferns. Provision to him, archdeacon of Lismore, priest, and acceptable (fn. 13) to the chapter of the church of Ferns, of which he is also a canon, of that church, void at the apostolic see, and therefore ipso facto reserved to the pope, by the resignation of Robert made this day to the pope through Thomas Hope, rector of Brompton Raaf in the diocese of Bath and Wells, substituted by the above John, who was the said bishop Robert's proctor for the purpose. Dum ad universas orbis ecclesias.
Concurrent letters to the chapter—Hodie ecclesie vestre; to the clergy and to the people, and to the vassals—Hodie ecclesieFernen.; to the archbishop of Dublin (Dumblanen., rectius Dublinen.)—Ad cumulum; and to Henry king of England—Gracie divine. (P. and A. de Cortesiis. | P. xx. x. x. x. x. x. x. de Varris.) [3 pp. In Eubel, ad loc., under date 4 Oct., 1457, from Oblig., f. 72, f. 80, which, however, has ‘die mercurii quinta Octobris,’ which agrees with the bove ‘3 Non. Oct.’ The Oblig., not quite correctly followed by Eubel, mentions John's surname thus, ‘domini Johannis Purcellis,’ and the reservation by the pope of a pension to bishop Robert of 40 marks sterling on the fruits etc. of Ferns. For the reservation of this pension see below, Reg. Lat. DXXVII, f. 36.]

Footnotes

  • 1. On the back of the volume is the usual modern description in Italian: ‘Calisto III. 1457, Anno 3. Lib. 1.’ A flyleaf has the contemporary description: ‘Primus de Exhibitis et provisionibus prelatorum anno tertio.’ Above this is: ‘R(ecipe) C., P. [de Varris],’ whilst below it is the answering ‘Rubricatus.’ A like contemporary description occurs, as usual, on the bottom edge of the volume. There are ff. i–cccxxiiii. of text.
  • 2. peticio continebat quod prefatus Johannes vir suus eandem Cristinam preter demerita sue culpe adeo inhumaniter verberavit et vulneravit, etiam tempore quo ipsa pregnans extitit, quod ipsa successive duas [sic] infantes in utero suo iam vivificatos interfecit, dictaque Cristina illos exinde abortivos peperit, et eam tam atroci sevicia pertractavit hactenus et pertractat quod dicta Cristina de morte sua trepidans absque persone sue periculo cum dicto Johanne viro suo ulterius remanere non potest. Quare pro parte dicte Cristine nobis fuit humiliter supplicatum ut inter eosdem Johannem et Cristinam divorcium quo ad thorum et mutuam cohabitacionem celebrari, necnon bona ad dotem suam spectancia sibi restitui et assignari mandaredignaremur, Nos
  • 3. inter Johannem et Cristinam prefatos divorsii [sic] sentenciam quo ad thorum et mutuam cohabitarionem ut prefatur celebres.
  • 4. This surname is not clearly written.
  • 5. MS. Lattinus.
  • 6. pro parte dicti Caroli asserentis se sue nationis capitaneum et litteratum fore.
  • 7. i.e. the folio which comes between ccxxii and ccxxiiii, but is wrongly numbered ccxxii instead of ccxxiii.
  • 8. The words ‘de Bailyg(?)ebert et’ are added in the outer margin by C. [de Montepolitiano], and the letter after the ‘y,’ taken above to be a ‘g,’ has been cut through by the binder.
  • 9. ‘Cowich’ in Eubel, loc. cit., without mention of its diocese and value.
  • 10. monasterium de re, rectius de Dere.
  • 11. Volumus autem quod tu vel idem antistes qui prefacto Willelmo Evyot dictum munus [consecrationis] impendens (rectius impendes) seu impendet, postquam illud sibi impenderis seu impenderit, ab eo nostro et Romane ecclesie nomine fidelitatis debite iuxta formam quam sub bulla nostra mittimus interclusam solitum recipias seu recipiat iuramentum, ac formam iuramenti quod ipse Willelmus Evyot prestabit nobis de verbo ad verbum per eius patentes litteras suo sigillo signatas tu vel idem antistes per proprium nuntium quantotius destinare procures seu procuret.
  • 12. destinare procuret. The last letter has been corrected, either from ‘s’ to ‘t’ or from ‘t’ to ‘s,’ the former being presumably intended.
  • 13. gratum et acceptum.