Vatican Regesta 476: 1460

Pages 401-407

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. CCCCLXXVI. (fn. 1)

De Curia.

2 Pius II.

13 Kal. March.
(18 Feb.)
(f. 77d.)
To Francis bishop of Terni (Interamnen.), the pope's nuncio and orator [and] collector of the apostolic see of the tenths of all ecclesiastics in the realms of England, Scotland and Ireland. Appointing him receiver, collector and exactor in the said realms of the tenth for one year of all ecclesiastical benefices imposed by the pope at Mantua with consent of the cardinals etc. for the preparation of a fleet against the Turks, as is contained more fully in the pope's letters on the subject; with mandate to betake himself in person to the said realms, and exact, levy and collect the said tenths from all benefices whatsoever, and also with faculty to do so, give acquittances, compel the disobedient by ecclesiastical censure and deprivation, appoint preachers in order to exhort the people to contribute to this sacred work, etc. Cum pro apparatu. (Marcellus. | B. de Reate.) [3⅓ pp. See above, Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXIV, f. 153. These bulls ‘Cum pro apparatu expedicionis maritime,’ given to the collectors in various realms charged with the collection of the ecclesiastical tenth in aid of the Crusade, occur passim in the ‘Vatican’ Registers. Thus Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXV, f. 37d. refers to one such bull registered in ‘libro vii. fo. cccvii’ i.e. Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXIV, f. 307. So also Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXVIII, f. 303r., refers to another in ‘libro vii. fo. cclvi,’ i.e. again Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXIV. Another example occurs in Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXVII, f. 80r. Cf. also Reg. Vat. CCCCLXX, f. 389, ‘Ad perpetuam rei memoriam. Licet ea que,’ about Calixtus III's commission to Alan, cardinal priest of St. Praxed's, to collect the tenth for a crusade in France.]
Kal. April.
(1 April.)
(f. 79.)
To Francis bishop of Terni, nuncio of the apostolic see and the pope's orator with power of a legate de latere, and collector in the realms of England, Scotland and Ireland of tenths of ecclesiastics of those parts and of all oblations, whether for the crusade or arising in any other way for this sacred work. Appointing him, in addition to his recent appointment as collector of the tenth, as is contained more fully in other letters of the pope [see the preceding], collector, exactor and receiver of all moneys, goods and oblations howsoever arising for this sacred [work], with the necessary faculties, including faculty to appoint preachers in order to induce the faithful to contribute, such preachers to be entirely obedient to him. Cum te nuper. (Marcellus. | A. de Hirspaco.) [In the margin: de Curia. 1⅓ pp.]
(f. 79d.)
To Francis bishop of Terni, the pope's nuncio and orator with power of a legate a latere, and collector in the realms of England, Scotland and Ireland of the tenths of all ecclesiastics of those parts. Faculty, as below. The pope lately at Mantua proclaimed a three years’ war against the Turks, and imposed a tenth of all ecclesiastical benefices for three years, as is more fully contained in certain letters of his drawn up on the subject and published in the session at Mantua. Seeing that on account of certain impediments the said letters have not yet been published [in the said parts] nor brought to the knowledge of the persons of those parts, (fn. 2) and considering also the wars and other calamities with which in times past the said parts of England, Scotland and Ireland have been disturbed and are at present afflicted, the pope grants faculty, if the nuncio do not see the possibility of doing otherwise, to impose in the said parts the said triennial imposition of tenths for one year, and reduce the three years to one, fix the term of payment of such year as the whole month of September next to come, prorogue the said three years if he think expedient, and do whatever else in the matter he knows to be expedient; the pope hereby decreeing that the censures and pains promulgated in the letters of the [said] tenths and in other letters of the pope shall not be binding except for the said one year and for the term of September or other, as it shall seem good to him to change, just as if the publication made at Mantua etc. had not been made as far as regards England, Scotland and Ireland. Cum pridem in dieta Mantuana. (Marcellus. | C. de Rinuciis.) [1¼ pp.]
13 Kal. March.
(18 Feb.)
(f. 80d.)
To Francis bishop of Terni, the pope's nuncio and orator, collector of the apostolic see of the tenths of all ecclesiastics in the realms of England, Scotland and Ireland. Faculty to grant to persons of both sexes dwelling within the said realms, who give in aid of the Crusade as much ready money as they would spend for the maintenance of their whole household in a week, (fn. 3) plenary indulgence of all their sins and the other spiritual graces expressed in the letters of Crusade, and to give acquittances. Cum pridem in dieta Mantuana. (Marcellus | T. de Castello.) [In the margin: de Curia. ¾ p. Below the foregoing faculty is:—
Idem habuit litteras Cruciate incipientes, ‘Ecclesiam Christi etc.’
Item litteras super decimis universaliter impositis, incipientesPugnatem [sic] contra Amalech etc.’
S. de Spada,
C. Fidelis.]
3 Non. Nov.
(3 Nov.)
(f. 100.)
To the bishops of Glasgow and Whiteherne and the archdeacon of Glasgow. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of James and Mary, king and queen of Scots, contained that the minister and friars of the Trinitarian house of Fale in the diocese of Glasgow, instead of the redemption of captives and hospitality engage in uncleanness etc., so publicly and notoriously that there is a great rumour among all the inhabitants of the realm; that on account of exemption from the ordinaries and the dangers of sea and land and the negligence of their superiors, their enormities and shameful life are not corrected, and that they are so much involved in evil that they cannot be brought back to decency and the observance of their rule; and that the said queen has built and erected a certain great hospital, with church, houses, etc., and a number of dignities etc. therein, and has endowed the same. At the said petition, the pope hereby orders the above three, if they find the statements made therein to be true, to remove the said minister and friars, place them in other houses of the same order in the realm, suppress the said order in the said house, and unite and appropriate the said house, value with its annexes not exceeding 70l. sterling, to the said church and hospital in perpetuity, so that the rectors thereof may take possession of the said house etc., without requiring the licence [of the ordinary or] of any other, etc. Ad ea ex apostolice servitutis. (Ja. de Piccolominibus. | G. de Puteo. N. Tungrien [rectius Tunguen]. S. Crusiliati.) [In the margin: Januarii. 32/3 pp. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illustr., p. 421–422, No. 397, from ‘Reg. Tom. IX. fol. 100,’ i.e. the present Register, omitting the Non obstantibus and following clauses. See below, Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXXVI (?), f. 228.]
5 Non. May.
(3 May.)
Macereto in the
diocese of Siena. (fn. 4)
(f. 231d.)
To the bishop of Killala (Aladen.). Mandate, at the petition of Nemias and Richard de Ibernia, of the order of friars minors of the Observance (containing that although there are in the province of Ireland many places of the said order, there is only one in which the due observance is kept according to the rite of the order of the Observants, but (fn. 5) that all the said places are ruled by conventual or non-observant friars) if the facts be as stated, to grant to the said two friars licence and faculty to reform four places of the said friars conventual, and to reduce them, with consent of the friars dwelling therein, to the Observance, keep therein the regular observance according to the order, rule and rite of the Observants, and live and remain under the obedience of the ultramontane vicar-general of the Observance, etc. Sedis apostolice. (Ja. de Piccolominibus. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. G. de Puteo. T. de Triuio.) [In the margin: Maii. 2 pp. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illust., pp. 425–426, No. 801, from ‘Reg. Tom IX. fol. 232’ [sic], i.e. the present Register, omitting the Non obstantibus and following clauses. See below, Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXXV, f. 245.]
Prid. Id. June.
(12 June.)
Petriolo in the
diocese of Siena.
(f. 232d.)
To Peter and John de Medicis and their fellows (sociis), merchants of Florence, following the Roman court. Acknowledgment of a loan by them in ready money of 2,000 florins of gold of the Camera to the pope and the Camera and of the price of a tapistry worked in gold and silver (fn. 6) sold by them to the pope for 1,250 florins; with assignment to them hereby, for the more speedy payment, of all moneys from annates due to the Camera on account of any voidances of cathedral or metropolitan churches and monasteries, the expedition of which or the payment of such annates shall be committed to them by the society of the above Peter de Medicis and Gerocius de Piglis and the society of the heirs of James de Salviatis and their fellows dwelling in the city of London, and by the same society of the said Peter and Gerocius and that of Peter de Rabacta and their fellows of Bruges, (fn. 7) so that whenever any sums become due to the Camera through such voidances, they may retain them until the said sum has been wholly paid, putting them down to the account of the pope and the said Camera. (fn. 8) Cum nos nuper. (G. de Piccolominibus. | L. de Mancinis.) [4/5 p. In the margin at the end is: Pridie Idus Junii and in the margin near the beginning is the memorandum: Anno domini mcccclxi die quarta mensis Maii pontificatus domini nostri pape Pii ii anno tercio Rome in Camera apostolica coram dominis de dicta Camera, Leonardus de Vernacis institor societatis de Medicis confessus fuit se suo et dicte societatis nominibus habuisse a dicta Camera totam summam trium millium ducentorum et quinquaginta florenorum auri de Camera in presenti bullam contentam, et de quibus eciam se dictis nominibus se tenuit contentum et integre satisfactum, et quietavit dictam Cameram etc. This memorandum, which is apparently in the hand of G. de Vulterris, notary of the Camera, is cancelled, the following note being appended in the same hand: Cass(atum) quia per errorum. See below, p. 412.]
Kal. April.
(1 April.)
(f. 244d.)
To William Croyser, archdeacon of Teviotdale (Thevidalie) in the church of Glasgow, a notary of the pope. Reservation and assignment to him (who has this day resigned to the pope the secular priories of Grèzes (de Gradanis) and [de] Decanatis without cure in the diocese of Carcassonne, provision whereof the pope has ordered to be made to John Guasqueti, a member of the papal household; who is a valetudinarian, and whom the pope knows to have undergone great labours and perils for the defence of ecclesiastical liberty and the papal jurisdiction) of a yearly pension for life of 30 old écus of gold of France, of which 64 are worth a mark of gold, on the fruits etc. of the said priories, to be paid by the said John, who has consented, and by his successors, in the city of Avignon in the chapter-house (in loco capitulari) of the convent of the Celestines or in the Roman court, if he happen to be there dwelling, on All Saints'; with mandate executory hereby to Peter bishop of Albano and the bishop of Orange (Auraycen.) and Sisteron. Grata devotionis obsequia. (G. de Pi[c]colominibus. | xxiiii. G. de Puteo. A. Trapezuntius.) [In the margin: Februarii. 4 pp.]

1 Pius II.

12 Kal. Sept.
(21 Aug.)
(f. 267d.)
To the abbot of Dere and the prior of Rostinot, in the dioceses of Aberdeen and St. Andrews, and Walter Ydil, a canon of Aberdeen. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of abbot Ma[l]colm and the convent of the Benedictine monastery of Abirbrothok in the diocese of St. Andrews, contained that although its fruits etc. were formerly abundantly sufficient, they have become so slight, through the misgovernment and carelessness of the abbots, that they do not exceed 1,200l. sterling a year, which are not enough for their maintenance and burdens and the repair of the monastery, the walls and buildings of which are very ruinous and wasted, and for the payment of debts of 3,000 marks of the money of Scotland. At the said petition, for the union and appropriation of the priory of Fiby (rectius Fivy) of the said order in the diocese of Aberdeen, which is not conventual nor a dignity nor a personatus, depends on the said monastery and has been wont to be assigned to one of the monks thereof, revokable at the pleasure of the abbot, and is distant 56 Scots miles therefrom, and whose value does not exceed 18l. sterling, and of which Alexander Massonis, a monk of the said monastery, holds and detains possession with the help and by the power of James king of Scots, etc., the pope hereby orders the above three to summon the said Alexander and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to unite and appropriate the priory to the monastery in perpetuity, so that when the said Alexander has for a just and reasonable cause been removed by the said Ma[l]colm or the abbot for the time being, and recalled to the convent, and a monk's portion has been assigned to him, as to one of the other monks, abbot Ma[l]colm or the abbot for the time being and the convent may take possession, etc. Ad ecclesiarum. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxxviii. G. de Puteo. N. Tungen. N. Bregeon.) [In the margin: Junii. 2½ pp. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illustr., pp. 418–419, No. 793, from ‘Reg. de Curia Tom. IX. fol. 267,’ i.e. the present Register, omitting the Non obstantibus and following clauses. See below, Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXXI, f. 113d.]


7 Kal. June.
(26 May.)
Macereto in the
diocese of Siena. (fn. 9)
(f. 277.)
To the bishop of Killaloe (Laonien.). Mandate to absolve from excommunication incurred, enjoining penance, and, after temporary separation, to dispense to contract marriage anew and remain therein Malachy Mecorman, layman, and Anina Inimecorman, of his diocese, who formerly, not in igorance that they were related in the third and third and quadruple fourth and fourth degrees of affinity, and the double third and fourth degrees of kindred, contracted espousals, which afterwards by carnal copulation became a marriage, (fn. 10) decreeing legitimate the offspring to be born of the said marriage. Oblate nobis. (Ja. de Piccolominibus. | xxii. G. de Puteo. N. Tunguen. P. de Spinosis.) [In the margin: Junii. 1 p. +.]
4 Kal. June.
(29 May.)
Macereto in the
diocese of Siena. (fn. 11)
(f. 278.)
To the same. Mandate to dispense Cornelius Macmathima (rectius Macmachuna), layman, and Filorcia Inybrieyn, of his diocese, after absolving them from the belownamed excess, and enjoining penance, to marry, notwithstanding that they are related in the double third degree of kindred, aware of which they, being in love with one another (cum mutuo se diligerent), committed fornication several times; proclaiming legitimate the offspring to be born of the said marriage. Oblate etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xx. G. de Puteo. N. Tunguen. P. de Spinosis.) [1 p. No date in the margin.]
(f. 305d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Kilbeggan (de Flumine dei) and the prior of St. John's of Jerusalem, Kyllkeneayd, in the diocese of Meath. Mandate (the pope having been informed by William Offergayll, clerk, of the diocese of Ardagh, that John Omochan, rector of the lands de Termto or of the parish church of Cluoncorpi, in the diocese of Elphin, (fn. 12) an open and notorious fornicator, has dilapidated etc. the goods of the rectory and committed simony) if and after William, who is illegitimate, being the son of unmarried parents related in the fourth and fourth degrees of kindred and the double third and fourth degrees of affinity, accuses John before the above abbot and prior, to summon John, and if they find the aforesaid, or anything thereof sufficient for the purpose to be true, to deprive him, and in that event to collate and assign the said rectory, value not exceeding 8 marks sterling, to William; whether it become void by such deprivation, or be void by the death of John Macgilli, or in any other way. The pope hereby dispenses him 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. (L. Datus. | xxx. G. de Puteo. N. Tunguen. Pe. de Bonitate.) [In the margin: Junii. 4 pp. Briefly in Theiner, op. cit., p. 454, from ‘Reg. Tom. IX. fol. 305,’ i.e. the present Register, with the spelling ‘Offertgayll’ (which is the mis-spelling in the rubricella) and ‘de Terranto,’ and the wrong date, viz. ‘MCCCLXIII. IV. Kal. Martii, anno V.’]


  • 1. On the back of the volume is the usual modern red leather label, with: ‘Pii ii. de Cur. Anno ii. Tom. ix.’ Inside the volume is the front half of the original sheepskin binding, with the contemporary description: ‘viiii. liber domini nostri Pii’ (to which apparently ‘2i. anno [secundo]’ has been added), and other unimportant contemporary and later notes, including the usual ‘Vidit Ph.’ The Rubricelle, of which there are 20 pp., are headed in capital letters: ‘Rubricelle libri viiii. bullarum domini Pii pape ii. anno tertio,’ and at the end is: ‘Finis Rubricellarum libri viiii. D.’ There are i.—cccxxxvi. ff. of text. On ff. 2r–4r. is the annual bull ‘in Cena domini’ viz. ‘Ad perp. rei mem. Excommunicamus,’ dated at Siena, 1460, 4 Id. April anno 2. Below it is the note: ‘Die Jovis sancta decima mensis Aprilis publicata dicta bulla publice ut moris est presente sanctissimo domino nostro papa et r(everendissi)mis dominis cardinalibus episcopis et aliis prelatis et coram omni populo ibidem presente ipsa eadem bulla fuit posita et affixa in valvis ecclesie maioris Senensis etc.’
  • 2. prout in nostris litteris desuper confectis et in sessione Mantue facta publicatis plenius continetur. Verum quia littere ipse, certis obstantibus impedimentis, hactenus minime publicate necnon ad personarum illarum parcium noticiam deducte fuerint
  • 3. in pecunia numerata integre et sine fraude tantum pecuniarum erogaverint quantum pro sustentatione universe sue familie in ebdomada qualibet exponerent.
  • 4. Datum Macereti Senensis diocesis.
  • 5. ‘sed.’ Theiner has ‘si.’
  • 6. unum pannum de araza cum auro et argento laboratum.
  • 7. Preterea pro celeriori persolutione et satisfa[c]tione dicte summe omnes et singulas pecuniarum quantitates ex annatis eidem camere pro tempore debitis ratione vacantiarum quarumcunque cathedralium vel metropolitanarum ecclesiarum necnon monasteriorum, quarum seu quorum expeditio aut huiusmodi vacantiarum (? rectius annatarum) solutio vobis per sociatatem tui Petri de Medicis …. ac etiam per societatem Petri de Rabacta et sociorum suorum de Brugis pro tempore co(m)mitte[n]tur, vobis ex nunc earundem tenore presentium assignamus.
  • 8. illas ad nostram [sic] et dicte camere computum describendo.
  • 9. Datum Macereti Senensis diocesis.
  • 10. sponsalia que postmodum per carnalem subsecutam copulam transiveruni in matrimonium per verba alias legitime de futuro contraxerunt.
  • 11. Datum Ma[c]eret[i] Senensis diocesis.
  • 12. rector terrarum de Termto sive parrochialis ecclesia [sic] de Cluoncorpi Elphinensis diocesis.