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. CCCCLXXXIII. (fn. 1)
4 Pius II.
6 Kal. Oct.
|To the bishops of Brechin and Whiteherne and the archdeacon of Tréguier (Trecorensis). Mandate, as below. The recent petition of John Seres, priest, of the diocese of Brechin, M.A., contained that lately, on the parish church of Lamigton in the diocese of Glasgow, of lay patronage, becoming void because William Wodman obtained, collated to him by authority of the ordinary, the parish church of Lunde in the diocese of St. Andrews, William Bahedus of Lamygton, nobleman, the patron of Lamigton, presented the said John to Andrew bishop of Glasgow, who instituted him, then holding inter alia the provostship of Monyboyll in the said diocese of Glasgow, a principal dignity, also of lay patronage, in virtue of which presentation and institution he obtained possession, and has held the said church together with the provostship for about five months, but less than six. The said provostship being therefore void by his obtaining the said church, and John doubting the validity of the said presentation and institution, and the said church being still void as above, and the said John, who is secretary of James bishop of St. Andrews, alleging that he believed he had been sufficiently dispensed, the pope hereby orders the above three, provided that he henceforward resign the said provostship, to collate and assign to him the provostship, which is non-elective and is without cure of souls, value not exceeding 9l. sterling, and the said parish church, value also not exceeding 9l. sterling. The pope further dispenses him to receive and retain them for life, or without them any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages, or major or principal dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (Ja. Papien. | lxx. M. Amici. A. de Nepe. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin:Octobris. 4¼ pp. Briefly in Theiner, op. cit, p. 454. Besides making his usual cross in ink in the Rubricelle and in the text of the Register, Theiner has written in ink in the margin of the text his usual ‘etc.’ i.e. his instruction to himself or his copyist to omit all after the words Non obstantibus pie memorie Bonifacii pape viii. i.e. the nonobstante clauses etc.]|
|6 Kal. Oct.
Tivoli. (fn. 2)
|To the archbishop of Tuam and John de Burgo and Thomas Oconnalta, canons of the same. Mandate—the pope having been informed by William abbot of the Augustinian monastery of St. John the Evangelist, Tuam, that Malachy Odurruhia (sic), [perpetual] vicar of Strin (rectius Serin) alias of the Relics of St. Iedahey (sic), also [in the diocese] of Tuam, has dilapidated the fruits etc. of the said vicarage, publicly kept a concubine in his house, by whom he has had offspring, and committed perjury and many other enormous crimes; and the recent petition of the said abbot containing that the fruits etc. of the abbatial mensa are so slight, not exceeding 20 marks sterling a year, that he cannot decently live, but that on the contrary the canons are in great poverty, etc.—if and after the said abbot accuses Malachy before the above three, to summon Malachy, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to unite and appropriate in perpetuity the said vicarage, value not exceeding 6 marks sterling, to the said mensa, whether it become void by such deprivation etc., or be still void by the deaths of Murianus Ygoduayn (sic) or Odo Mugillacumayn, clerks, or be void by the resignation of the said Malachy, or in any other way, so that William or the abbot for the time being may take possession etc. without requiring licence of the diocesan or any other. The pope's will is that in the event of their making the said deprivation, removal, union etc., the said William and the prior for the time being shall be bound to cause divine offices to be celebrated in the said vicarage, as has hitherto been wont, and to bear its wonted burdens. Ad ecclesiarum et monasteriorum. (G. de Piccolominibus. | Gratis pro deo. M. Amici. Registrata et collationata per me Ma. Hennier. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [In the margin at the end: Septembris. 3 pp. +. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illustr., pp. 431–432, No. 808, from ‘Reg. Tom. XVI. fol. 57,’ i.e. the present Register, omitting the ‘Non obstantibus’ and following clauses, and therefore the above clause ‘The pope's will …,’ and with the spellings Oconualta, Iedalhey and Muriam (for the genitive Muriani).]|
|6 Id. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To Robert Pennwen, clerk, (fn. 3) of the diocese of St. Andrews. Validation as below. Nicholas V, on the expected voidance of a canonry of Glasgow and the prebend de Glasgu primo therein, value not exceeding 50l. of old sterlings, when Thomas Perawen (rectius Penwen) should have obtained another canonry and prebend in the same church by authority of certain papal letters, reserved them to his gift under date 7 Kal. Sept. anno 1 [26 Aug. 1447], for collation to the said Robert (who had been 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 made a clerk), the said pope dispensing him to receive and retain them notwithstanding the said defect etc. In order that he, who is now a priest, of the said diocese of St. Andrews, and M.A., and has been further dispensed by papal authority, notwithstanding the said defect, to receive and retain any benefices of any number and kind, with or without cure, compatible with one another, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, may not be deprived of the said reservation etc. because by reason of the death of pope Nicholas the papal letters were not drawn up, the pope hereby confirms them, and decrees that they shall hold good from the said date, as if the letters had been drawn up, and that these presents shall be sufficient proof thereof; with mandate hereby to the bishop of Oviedo (Ovetensis) and the abbots de Kelse alias de Kalko and Newottill (rectius Neubottill) in the diocese of St. Andrews, to collate and assign to Robert the said canonry and prebend if or when void, notwithstanding that he holds the perpetual vicarage of Cader, to which is annexed the chapel of Conclud in the diocese of Glasgow, value, with that of the said annex, not exceeding 15l. of like [sterlings]. Rationi congruit. (G. de Piccolominibus. ~ xxx. M. Amici. A. de Nepe. L. Therunda.) [In the margin:Septembris. 3½ pp. Briefly in Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illustr., p. 454, from ‘Reg. Tom. XVI. fol. 124,’ i.e. the present Register. See below, Reg. Vat. CCCCXCVI, f. 269.]|
3 Pius II.
4 Pius II.
6 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 4)
|To the bishop and the dean of Leighlin, and Patrick Oburin, a canon of the same. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Dermit Odiuffin, clerk, of Ferns, that Philip Nogul, priest and chancellor of Ferns, being a public and notorious fornicator, is so ignorant of letters that he cannot speak Latin properly and does not intelligibly speak or understand the language of the place) if and after Dermit, who is illegitimate, being the son of a clerk and an unmarried woman, and who from fear of Philip's power has no hope of obtaining justice in the city and diocese of Ferns, accuses Philip before the above three, 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 chancellorship, a non-major non-elective dignity with cure, value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, to Dermit. The pope hereby dispenses Dermit to receive and retain it, and also to be promoted to all even holy orders, notwithstanding the said defect, etc., and makes him grant and indult not to be bound for seven years to be so promoted on account of the said chancellorship, whilst studying [letters] in an university, provided that he be ordained subdeacon within a year. Vite ac morum. (G. de Piccolominibus. ~ xxii. M. Amici. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Novembris. 3¼ pp. Theiner, op. cit., p. 432, No. 809, from ‘Reg. Tom. XVI. fol. 215,’ i.e. the present Register, omitting the Non obstantibus and following clauses, and therefore the above final dispensation and indult.]|
3 Non. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the abbot of St. Mary's, Middleton (de Choro [Sancti] Benedicti), in the diocese of Cloyne (Clonen.), and the provost and the chancellor of Cloyne. Mandate to collate and assign to Nicholas Birry, priest, of the diocese of Cloyne, of noble birth, the rectory with cure and the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Dungorne in the said diocese, which are of lay patronage and have for forty years been wont to be held by one clerk, and the value of which does not exceed 16 marks sterling, so long void, because John Gealward obtained, collated to him by authority of the ordinary, the perpetual vicarage of Balayspelan in the said diocese, that by the Lateran statutes their collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, although Matthew Oregayn, priest, of the diocese of Limerick or (alias) Artfert, who is to be summoned and removed, falsely alleging them to be void by the resignation of the said John made to the ordinary or before notary public and witnesses, and admitted by the same ordinary, took possession after the said lapse under pretext of a presentation by a certain alleged lay patron and of an institution by the same authority [of the ordinary], and has detained possession from between eight and twelve years. Nicholas is hereby dispensed, in so far as they are incompatible, to receive and retain them for seven years, during which period he is, in so far as they are incompatible, as aforesaid, to exchange one of them for a benefice compatible with the other, or else resign the vicarage. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. ~ xxxxv. A. de Reate. S. Crisiliati [rectius Crusiliati.] Baudetus.) [In the margin:Decembris. 5½ pp.]|