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. CCCCLXXXIV. (fn. 1)
2 Pius II.
4 Pius II.
14 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To Thady Maccomiayc (rectius Maccormayc) alias Ofihallay, a monk of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Boyle (de Buellio), in the diocese of Elphin. Reservation to the pope's gift, for collation to him (who is a priest and is illegitimate, being the son of a priest, a monk of the said order, and an unmarried woman, or (alias) of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, related in the second degree of kindred) of a benefice wont to be governed by monks of the said monastery, even if an administration, cellarership, sacristship, priorship or claustral office, value not exceeding 30 marks sterling if in the parts where the old taxation of the tenth has been reduced to one half, or 18 marks sterling if in other parts, in the collation etc. of the abbot and convent of the said monastery. He is hereby dispensed to receive such benefice, or without it any other benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by monks of the said order, and to resign it simply, when he pleases, once only, and receive and retain instead a similar or dissimilar benefice, notwithstanding the said defect etc. Religionis etc.|
|Concurrent mandate to the abbot of St. John the Evangelist's, Tuam, and the dean and the provost of Elphin. Hodie specialem. (fn. 2) (G. de Piccolominibus. | G. de Puteo. In the margin: Gratis pro deo.) [3 pp. Briefly in Theiner,op. cit., from ‘Reg. Tom. XVII. fol. 22,’ i.e. the present Register.]|
4 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the dean of Killaloe (Laonien.). Mandate (the pope having been informed by Thady Maconmara, clerk, of the diocese of Killaloe, that Malachy Maconmara, rector of the parish church of Cluoynlard (or Cluoynlacd) of the half cantred (medie cantrede) of Oblayd in the said diocese, is a public and notorious fornicator, has dilapidated etc. the goods of the rectory, and committed perjury) if and after Thady, who is of a noble race of dukes and is in his twenty-second year, accuses Malachy before the above dean, to summon Malachy, and if he find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign the rectory, of the patronage of laymen and value not exceeding 16 marks sterling, to Thady; and, the pope having further learned that the perpetual vicarage of Killokeinedid in the said diocese, provision of which was lately made by papal authority to James Oflainura, priest, of the same diocese, became and is void (because it was lately, with James's knowledge and consent, and after the said provision, united and appropriated for ten years, with the consent of the bishop and chapter of Killaloe, to the archdeaconry (fn. 3) of that church, whereby he tacitly gave up his right in or to the said vicarage, and because the term of the said union has expired) to collate and assign it, value not exceeding 6 marks sterling, to the same Thady; whether the said benefices be void as stated, or the rectory be void because the said Malachy held it for more than a year without being ordained priest and without dispensation, or be void by his resignation, or whether they be void in any other way, and provided that the said patrons of the rectory consent; notwithstanding the said defect of age etc. The pope hereby dispenses Thady to receive and retain for life the said rectory and vicarage, and not to be bound for five years to be promoted to any holy orders on account thereof, whilst studying letters in an university or in a studium particulare according to the custom of the country. (fn. 4) Dignum arbitramur. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxxvi. A. de Reate. S. Crusiliati. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Decembris. 3 pp. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illust., pp. 433–434, No. 811, from ‘Reg. Tom. XVII. fol. 129,’ i.e. the present Register, omitting the Non obstantibus and following clauses and therefore the dispensation etc. at the end, and with the spelling ‘Cluoynard Mediecantiede de Oblayd.’]|
|1461 [rectius 1462].
7 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To John Row, canon and sub-dean (fn. 5) of the church of Exeter. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Henry Drew, layman, of the diocese of Exeter, contained that he lately committed fornication with a kinswoman of Joan Hamely, a daughter of Joan's mother's brother, (fn. 6) that in the course of time, forgetful of such fornication, and even ignorant that there was any impediment on that account between him and the said Joan why they should not marry one another, he contracted marriage with Joan per verba legittime (sic) de presenti (Joan being utterly ignorant of the said fornication committed with her kinswoman, as she still is), and that they consummated the said marriage and are still cohabiting. At the said petition, adding that if a divorce were made between them, or if the said fornication (which is altogether secret and known to no one except Henry himself and the said kinswoman) were made public, grave dissensions and scandals might probabaly arise between their kindred and affinity, that Henry would run danger of death, and Joan would be defamed and perhaps remain for ever unwed, the pope, seeing that the said act of fornication, by which affinity is said to arise between Henry and Joan, is quite secret, orders the above John Row, who in virtue of his office of sub-dean (fn. 7) is confessorgeneral for the diocese of Exeter, to absolve Henry from the said excess and from sentence of excommunication, if any, incurred by the foregoing, enjoining penance etc., and without judicial publicity (fn. 8) to dispense Henry and Joan to remain in the said marriage, notwithstanding the impediment of relationship in the second degree of affinity; decreeing legitimate the offspring born, if any, and that to be born. Exhibita nobis. (fn. 9) (G. de Piccolominibus. | xx. A. de Reate. C. de Narnia.) [In the margin: Februarii. 1¾ pp.]|
2 Pius II.
4 Pius II.
5 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To Cormac Magamrugan, Cormac Magranaill and Eugenius Orodocan, canons of Ardagh. Mandate (the pope having learned that the perpetual benefice [called] the rectory, not belonging to the episcopal mensa of Kilmore, of the rural lands of the whole parish of the parish church of Kelmor in the diocese of Kilmore, (fn. 10) has been so long void that there is no certain knowledge of the mode of its true and last voidance, and that its collation has by the Lateran statutes lapsed to the apostolic see, although the prior and convent of the Benedictine monastery of SS. Feighin (Fe[ch]yny) and Taurin, Fouor, in the diocese of Meath have long wrongfully detained possession without any tittle of right; and the recent petition of Cormac Osyridean, a canon of Kilmore, containing that his canonry of Kilmore, in which church there is a fixed number of canons, has no prebend, and adding that if the said benefice were erected into a prebend of Kilmore he, who holds no other yearly fruits on account of the said canonry, and the holder of the canonry for the time being, could be more decently maintained etc.) to summon the said prior and convent and others concerned, collate and assign to Cormac the said benefice, which is without cure and the value of whose fruits etc., after deducting a certain part which has been wont to be paid to the bishop, does not exceed 8 marks a year, induct him and remove the said prior and convent etc., and moreover, if they find the above statements to be true, and the bishop consents, to erect the said benefice into a prebend of Kilmore, etc. Apostolice sedis providencia. (G. de Piccolominibus. | Gratis pro deo. S. de Spada.) [In the margin at the end: Februarii. 2⅓ pp. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illust., p. 434, No. 812, from ‘Reg. Tom. XVII. fol. 192,’ i.e. the present Register, omitting the Non obstantibus and following clauses.]|
12 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To Mulerus [son] of David and Mulerus [son] of Henry Baret, (fn. 11) canons of Killala (Aladen.) and the official of the same. Mandate, as below. The pope has been informed by Thomas Baret, warden obedientiary of the cell of St. Mary by Cresmulyna (sic) of the order of canons regular of St. Augustine, in the diocese of Killala, that, whilst a cause was still pending before certain judges in Ireland (in partibus) between William Baret and Donatus Oduyn, priests, of the said diocese, about the deanery of Killala, they, after long litigating and winning the one against the other divers sentences from the said judges, made an unlawful agreement to the effect that they should each take the fruits etc. of the said deanery and should each serve it in divine [offices] half time, as they do at present. The pope therefore orders the above three, if and after Thomas, who is by both parents of a race of magnates, accuses them before the said three, to summon William and Donatus, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive them of the said deanery or any right therein or thereto, and remove them, and in that event to grant the said deanery, a major elective dignity with cure, value not exceeding 8 marks sterling, to Thomas, to be held by him in commendam for life with the said wardenship, value not exceeding 16 marks sterling, which is not enough for him becomingly to maintain his state. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxx. A. de Reate. S. Crusiliati. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Januarii. 4 pp.]|
|To Malcolm (Malchomo), abbot of Alberbrothot (sic), O.S.B., in the diocese of St. Andrews. Licence and faculty for life to receive from any persons any resignations, simply or for purpose of exchange, of any perpetual vicarages and parish churches belonging to his presentation, provided that there be no simony or even corruption, and to make the consequent provisions and institutions etc., without requiring licence of the ordinary and any other. He is to certify to the officials of the papal camera or its collector or its sub-collector the names of the persons to whom he makes such collations simply, etc. Exigit devotionis sinceritas. (G. de Piccolominibus. |lx. M. Amici. A. de Nepe. T. de Castello.) [In the margin:Septembris. 1½ pp. Theiner has marked this in the Rubricelle with his usual cross, although not in the text of the volume, but has omitted it from his Monumenta.]|