Vatican Regesta 469: 1458

Pages 374-378

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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Vatican Regesta. Vol. CCCCLXIX. (fn. 1)

De Curia.

1 Pius II.

3 Non. Sept.)
(3 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 18.)
To Donald Okearwyll, a canon of Cork. Decree etc., as below. Calixtus III on 3 Id. July anno 4 [1458] made collation and provision to him, already (etiam tunc) a priest, of a canonry of Cork and the prebend of Kylaspugniellay [sic] therein, which is sacerdotal and has cure of souls, their value not exceeding 6 marks sterling, on their becoming void, and therefore ipso facto reserved, by the promotion made by the said pope of John bishop of Ferns to that church, and by his consecration administered to him at the apostolic see by order of the same pope; whether they became void thus, or because the late Gilbert Oherle, a canon of the said church, had for some years unduly detained therewith several incompatible benefices, without dispensation, against Execrabilis, or were void in any other way, etc.; notwithstanding that he held a canonry and prebend of Cloyne (Clonen.) and the perpetual vicarage of Anaghcriochan alias Clonferta in the diocese of Cloyne, value not exceeding 5 and 12 marks sterling respectively, with which vicarage the said pope dispensed him to retain for life the said prebend of Kylaspugniellan [sic] in Cork. Seeing that by reason of the said pope's death his letters were not drawn up, the pope hereby decrees that the present letters shall be sufficient proof of the said collation etc., and orders the bishop of Città di Castello (Civitatiscastelli), the archdeacon of Cloyne and Dermit Oleyn, a canon of the same to induct Donald into a canonry of Cork and the said prebend of Kylaspugmellam [sic] etc. Rationi congruit. (Ja. Lucen. | xxv. Fabritius. A. Lumpe.) [In the margin: Novembris. 3 pp. The first portion only is printed in Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illust., pp. 419–420, No. 794, from ‘Reg. Tom. II. fol. 18,’ i.e. the present Register, with the spellings ‘Okcarwyll’ and ‘Kylaspugnieway.’ See above, Reg. Lat., DXX, f. 157.]
Kal. Dec.
(1 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 22d.)
To John Wardale, rector of Aston Flamvil in the diocese of Lincoln, doctor of laws. Grant and indult that in case of his being disabled by any illness, defect or impediment, even an accident (etiam sinistro), howsoever caused, even arising out of his own fault or neglect he shall not be bound nor compelled for life to accept coadjutors, by authority of the ordinary or any other authority, in the said church and his other benefices whatsoever, present and future, but may dispose of the fruits etc. of the said benefices and appoint for himself coadjutors by his own authority, dismiss them if he pleases, and substitute others, the licence of his superiors having first been asked, although not obtained. Litterarum etc. (G. Lollius. | xxv. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1⅓ pp.]
12 Kal. Nov.
(21 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 33.)
To Thomas de Vaus, M.A. Collation and provision, at the petition of James king of Scots, whose first secretary and privy (intimus) councillor he is, of the deanery of Ross, a major elective dignity, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, void by the death of David Ogilby without the Roman court, and ipso facto reserved under the pope's late general reservation of all major dignities, whether it be reserved in the way stated, or because, as is alleged, the said David was a continual commensal member of the household of William cardinal priest of St. Martin's in Montibus, [the cardinal] of Rouen, and whether it have cure of souls; with mandate to the bishops of Glasgow, St. Andrews and Grasse, after receiving his oath of fealty according to the form enclosed, to induct him etc.; notwithstanding that he holds the deanery of Glasgow, a major elective dignity with cure, value not exceeding 50l. sterling, with which he is hereby dispensed to retain that of Ross for life. Litterarum etc. (Jo. Baptista. | xxxx. Fabritius. A. de Hirspaco.) [In the margin: Novembris. 3¼ pp.]
5 Id. Nov.
(9 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 64.)
To all and singular to whom these presents shall come. Requesting a safe-conduct etc. throughout the pope's territories without payment of toll etc., for the vicars and envoys (named) of Peter Matheus, preceptor of the hospital of S. Spirito in Saxia de Urbe and master-general of the whole order of S. Spirito; amongst the realms etc. mentioned, to which his vicars are wont to go for the purpose of visitation of the subject houses of the said hospital and the collection of alms etc., being the realm of England. Inter cetera. (Ja. Lucen. | Gratis etc. A. de Moncia.) [1¾ pp.]
Id. Sept.
(13 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 76.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, of the reformation of the statutes and foundation anew etc. by James bishop of St. Andrews (by his letters Univ. sancte matris ecclesieIn totius humani generis, dated in his castle of St. Andrews in the year 1458, Tuesday 4 April, 3 Calixtus III, in the presence of Thomas Luderdar [sic] the bishop's principal official, John Balfour, canon of Aberdeen, and John Seras secretary, witnesses) of the college of St. Salvator founded by him at St. Andrews, which foundation was confirmed by Nicholas V [viz. on 5 Feb., 1451, Cal. Papal Lett., X, p. 88]. Ad perp. rei mem. Inter ceteras felicitates. (L. Dat[h]us. | lx. Fabritius. C. Fidelis.) [15½ pp. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illust., pp. 406–411, No. 784, from ‘Reg. de Curia. Tom. II. fol. 76,’ i.e. the present Register, with the mis-spelling ‘Secras.’ See below, f. 244.]
10 Kal. July.
(22 June.)
(f. 177.)
Assignment to Vincent Clementis, a subdeacon of the pope, collector of the papal Camera in England, S.T.M., of the sum of 2,000 gold florins of the Camera, which he has lent to the pope and the said Camera, and which he is to repay to himself from the revenues of the collectorate of England, as below, Reg. Vat., CCCCLXXI, f. 173. Ad fut. rei mem. Debitum rationis exposcit. (G. Lollius. | A. de Montia. de Curia.) [1 p. The letter is cancelled with strokes and in the margin is: Registrata quinterno viio . iiiiti . libri de Curia domini Pii [i.e. Reg. cit., f. 173] quia tunc fuit expedita.]
6 Id. Jan.
(8 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 239.)
To John, elect of Chichester. Provision, as below. On the voidance of the said church by the death of Adam, during whose life it was specially reserved by Nicholas V, that pope, ignorant that Reginald Pecok, [now] a bishop in the universal church, had been guilty of heresy and therefore excommunicate, made provision to him of the said church, appointing him bishop and committing to him the rule and administration in spirituals and temporals, under pretext of which he exercised the said rule and administration. Afterwards the said Reginald, having been summoned by Thomas archbishop of Canterbury, the metropolitan, confessed in presence of the said archbishop, sitting as a tribunal, a number of his errors containing manifest heresy, confessed that he had long kept therein, even before his said promotion, abjured his said heresy, and freely and of his own accord resigned before the said archbishop and a number of other bishops, his suffragans etc., all right belonging to him in respect of the said rule and administration. The said church being therefore still void as above, and still reserved in virtue of the said reservation, the pope hereby makes provision thereof to the above John, archdeacon of Richmond in the church of York. Divina disponente clementia.
Concurrent letters to the people of the city and diocese of Chichester and also to the vassals of the church of Chichester—Hodie etc.; to the archbishop of Canterbury—Ad cumulum tue cedit; to Henry king of England—Gratie divine premium; and to John elect of Chichester, granting to him, to whom the pope has recently [sic] made provision of the said church, faculty to be consecrated by any catholic bishop of his choice, assisted by two or three like bishops, the consecrator to receive from him, after consecrating him, the usual oath of fealty according to the form enclosed, and to send it by his own envoy as soon as possible to the pope by John's letters patent sealed with John's seal (fn. 2)Cum nos nuper Cicestrensi ecclesie. (G. Lollius. | xx. xxx. xx. xxx. xx. xvi. (fn. 3)Fabritius. Je de Sala.) [In the margin: Januarii. 3¼ pp. See Cal. Papal Lett., X, p. 509. See also above, pp. 76–78, and below, Reg. Vat., CCCCXCIX, f. 63d. For the restoration of the temporalities to John Arundel, bishop elect of Chichester, dated 26 March, 1459, see Fœdera, under that date, and Cal. Patent Rolls, 1452–1461, p. 482.]
12 Kal. Nov.
(21 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 244.)
Exemption of the inmates of the above college of St. Salvator from the payment of tithe of fruits growing in their gardens, value not exceeding 1l. a year; with further privileges to them and the college in regard to the administration of the sacraments to them, their burial by a priest appointed by the provost or the majority of the thirteen inmates, etc. Ad perp. rei mem. Tunc pastoralis officii. (L. Dathus. | lx. Fabricius. C. Fidelis.) [In the margin: [N]ovembris. 1½ pp. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illust., p. 412, No. 785, from ‘Reg. Tom. II. fol. 244,’ i.e. the present Register.]
Prid. Id. Dec.
(12 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 343d.)
To the abbot of Paisley in the diocese of Glasgow and the official of Dunblane. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Thomas bishop of Dunkeld contained that Nicholas V (upon being informed that a number of bishops of Dunkeld had granted to farm or under a yearly cess to a number of clerks and laymen, to some of them for life, to certain of them for a long time and to others in perpetuity. a number of the possessions of the episcopal mensa, some of which persons were said to have obtained papal letters of confirmation) ordered the bishop of St. Andrews to revoke such alienations as he found unlawful; and that the said bishop Thomas caused to be brought before James bishop of St. Andrews, in virtue of the said letters, James Foderingham, layman, of the diocese of Dunkeld, who was unduly detaining a number of possessions, called of Fordale, in the said diocese, belonging to the said mensa and unlawfully alienated therefrom; that, after bishop James had taken some proceedings, his sub-commissioners William prior of St. Andrews and John Athilmer, provost of St. Salvator's at St. Andrews promulgated a definitive sentence by which they adjudged the said possessions to the said mensa; and that although the said James appealed to the apostolic see, etc., he has not prosecuted it for two years and a half, and that the appeal is therefore abandoned. At the said petition, the pope orders the above abbot and official, if they find the aforesaid to be true, to cause the said sentence to be executed, even by excommunication etc., invoking if necessary the said of the secular arm, etc. Ea que judicio. (Ja. Lucen. | xxx. Fabricius. P. de Spinosis.) [In the margin: Januarii. 1¾ pp. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illust., pp. 412–413, No. 786, from ‘Reg. Tom. II. fol. 343,’ i.e. the present Register.]


  • 1. On the back of the volume, in gold letters on a red leather label, is: ‘Pu ii. de Cur. Anno i. Tom. ii.’ Inside the volume is the front half of the original sheepskin binding, with: ‘Liber ii. domini Pii pape ii bullarum,’ and also: ‘Pius ii. [Liber] 2 bullarum. This is followed by 42 pp. of Rubricclle in the hand of Bissaiga, headed: ‘Rubricellæ secundi Libri de Curia domini Pii Papæ anno 1458, fæliciter in camera apostolica incipiunt.’ There are i.–ccccxxxii. ff. of text.
  • 2. Volumus autem quod idem antistes qui tibi prefatum munus impendet, postquam illud tibi impenderit, a te nostro et Romane ecclesie nomine fidelitatis debite solitum recipiat juramentum iuxta formam quam sub bulla nostra mittimus interclusam, ac formam juramenti quod te prestare contigerit nobis de verbo ad verbum per tuas patentes litteras tuo sigillo signatas per proprium nuntium quamtotius destinare procuret. Datum ut supra [sic].
  • 3. The letter to the people and vassals is in the form of a single letter, so that there are five distinct letters registered, whereas the taxes of six letters are indicated. The usual letter to the clergy of the city and diocese has apparently dropped out, but even its insertion does not explain the several amounts of the tax.