Vatican Regesta 489: 1462-1463

Pages 466-470

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. CCCCLXXXIX. (fn. 1)

De Curia.

4 Pius II.

19 Kal. Sept.
(14 Aug.)
(f. 35.)
To the bishop of Lincoln, and the abbot of Swynshede in the diocese of Lincoln. Mandate as below. The recent petition of the prior and convent of the Benedictine priory of Spalding in the diocese of Lincoln contained that Boniface VIII appropriated and united in perpetuity to the said priory the perpetual vicarages, which the prior and convent alleged that they were holding canonically, of the parish churches of Epaldyng (rectius Spaldyng) [and] of Bescon (rectius Weston) in the said diocese, so that on the death or resignation of the then vicars the prior and convent might take possession of the said vicarages, and convert the fruits etc. to the use and support of them and of the priory, and retain the said vicarages and cause the cure of souls to be exercised by monks of the priory or by hired (fn. 2) secular priests, appointed and removed at the sole pleasure of the prior and convent. At their said petition, adding that although they have not in virtue of the said letters taken possession, and doubt whether for certain reasons the said union etc. hold good, the pope, holding the value of the said priory, which is conventual, and vicarages to be expressed by these presents, orders the above two, if they find the said letters lawful, to confirm the said union etc. and their consequences, and moreover, pro potioris cautela suffragio, to appropriate and unite the vicarages to the priory in perpetuity, so that the prior and convent may take possession, convent the fruits to the uses of themselves and of the priory and vicarages, and cause the cure of souls to be exercised as above. Ex iniuncto nobis. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxxx. A. de Urbino. M. de Sole. Jo. de Salas.) [In the margin. Augusti. 22/3 pp. Pope Boniface VIII's appropriation does not occur in Cal. Papal Lett., Vol. I.]

5 Pius II.

5 Id. Nov.
(9 Nov.)
Petriolo in the diocese of Siena.
(f. 79.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Macosquin (de Clarofonte), in the diocese of Derry and Donald Ocaelty and James Oflannagan, canons of Derry. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Patrick Oharcan, clerk, of the diocese of Derry, that Matthew Macceallaych, perpetual vicar of Aluuga in the said diocese, has openly kept a concubine, incurred perjury and committed simony) if and after Patrick accuses Matthew 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 vicarage, value not exceeding 4 marks sterling, to Patrick; notwithstanding that the pope lately ordered provision to be made to him of a benefice with or without cure in the presentation etc. of the bishop and the dean and chapter etc. of Derry. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. Gratis pro deo. Juravit. G. de Spada. S. Planas.) [2¾ pp. Theiner has not made his cross opposite the catchword ‘Deren.’ in the Rubricelle, and a fortiori has not done so in the text, so that the bull does not appear in his Monumenta.]
10 Kal. Nov.
(23 Oct.)
Petriolo in the diocese of Siena.
(f. 110d.)
To the archdeacon of Derry and Patrick Omearagayd and Peter Oduuayll, canons of the same. Mandate to collate and assign to Cornelius Machoroymriabayd, rector of Beandchor in the diocese of Derry (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a clerk and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he was so promoted and obtained the said rectory) the perpetual vicarage of Boychdasyach [sic] in the said diocese, value not exceeding 3 marks sterling, so long void, by the death without the Roman court of Dominicus Machcayg, that by the Lateran statutes its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see; whether it be void as above, or by the death of John Micchacg (sic) without the said court, or by the resignation of the said Dominicus or John or other, or void in any other way, and notwithstanding that he holds the said rectory, with cure and value [likewise] not exceeding 3 marks sterling. He is hereby dispensed to receive the vicarage and retain with it for life the said rectory, notwithstanding the said defect etc. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | Gratis etc. S. de Spada. Pe. de Bonitate. In the right margin is also: Gratis pro deo, S. de Spada.) [In the left margin:Januarii. 2½ pp. Theiner has again passed over the catchword ‘Deren.’ in the Rubricelle, and has omitted the bull from his Monumenta.]
Id. Feb.
(12 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 123.)
To the bishop of London. Mandate, at the petition of Thomas Kent, layman, and Joan Dounton, of his diocese, containing that formerly, desiring to marry, but being unable to do so without papal dispensation on account of an impediment of spiritual relationship because the late Isabella, the said Thomas's former wife, had been godmother at the baptism of a daughter of the said Joan and the late Thomas Dounton, her former husband, the said Thomas Kent gave a commission to a friend of his then dwelling in those parts, who had many acquaintances in the Roman court, (fn. 3) to obtain a marriage dispensation from the apostolic see by means of his friends, (fn. 4) and that after the lapse of some months the said friend alleged with assurance (fn. 5) that the said dispensation had been obtained from the said see, wherefore Thomas and Joan contracted marriage before the church and consummated it, but subsequently learned that the dispensation had not been obtained. The pope therefore orders the above bishop, after imposing on them a penance for the said excess, to dispense them to contract marriage anew, decreeing legitimate the offspring born, if any, and that to be born. Oblate nobis. (G. de Piccolominibus. | Jo. de Aquilone. In the right-hand margin: Non taxata.) [1¼ pp.]
(f. 123d.)
To the bishop of Ardfert (Arferden.), dwelling at London. The like. Oblate etc. (G. de Piccolominibus, below which is card (inalis). | S. Planas. In the right-hand margin: Non taxata.) [1¼ pp. Beneath this second registration of the same mandate (the only difference between this and the preceding being in the address) is the note: Fuerunt restitute predicte due dispen (satorie) bulle de mandato domini A. de Forlivio thesaurarii interveniente reverendissimo domino cardinali Papiensi, i.e. Jacobo de Piccolominibus. (fn. 6) ]
8 Kal. Dec. (fn. 7)
(24 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 146d.)
To Magonius Offuylleachan, clerk, of the diocese of Derry. Reservation to the pope's gift, for collation to him, who is illegitimate, being the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, of a benefice with or without cure, value not exceeding 25 or 18 marks sterling accordingly, in the collation etc. of the bishop and [the dean and] chapter etc. of Derry. The pope hereby dispenses him to be promoted to all even holy orders and receive and retain such benefice, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Silves (Silvensis), the abbot of St. Mary's, Macosquin (de Clarofonte), and the prior of Dungewyn, in the diocese of Derry. Hodie Magonio Offuilleachan. (G. de Piccolominibus. | Gratis pro deo. Juravit. S. de Spada. G. de Fuentes. A. Oriens.) [In the margin: Februarii. 3 pp. The Rubricella is thus:—
Expectativa. Magonio Offuylleachan clerico fo. cxlvi. Deren. conceditur expectativa. Hence it may have escaped Theiner's rapid eye.]
Prid. Kal. Feb.
(31 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 260.)
To Gerald de Geraldinis, a canon of Cloyne (Clonen.). Dispensation, notwithstanding his defect of age, he being in or about his twenty-ninth year, to receive and exercise the cure, rule and administration of the united churches of Cork and Cloyne, provision of which the pope intends to make to him this day. Divina superveniens largitas. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xx. S. de Spada. Jo. de Tartarinis.) [In the margin: Februarii. ½ p.] The Rubricella is thus:—
Dispensacioetatis Geraldo de Geraldinis canonico fo. cclx. Clonen. conceditur dispensacio super defectu etatis In spite of its being immediately followed by Gerald's provision itself, Theiner evidently caught sight only of the ‘Dispensatio etatis,’ and hurried past it.]
To Gerald de Geraldinis, elect of Cork and Cloyne. Provision to him, a canon of Cloyne, in minor orders only, of the united churches of Cork and Cloyne, void recently at the apostolic see, and therefore reserved to the pope, by the resignation of Jordan [now] a bishop in the universal church, then bishop of Cork and Cloyne, made to the pope by John elect of Ardagh, substituted as proctor by Jordan's proctor John Ohedian, archdeacon of Cashel and Ossory. (fn. 8)Apostolatus officium.
Concurrent letters to the chapters of the said united churches—Hodie ecclesiis vestris; to the clergy and to the people of the cities and dioceses, and to the vassals of the churches—Hodie etc.; to Henry [sic] king of England—Gratie divine premium; and to the archbishop of Cashel—Ad cumulum. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxxx. xx. xx. xx. xx. xx. S. de Spada. Jo. de Tartarinis. Coll (acionata) Gorones). [In the margin: Februarii. 32/3 pp. In the left margin at the beginning, below the ‘G. de Piccolominibus,’ and in the same hand, is the note: ‘Habet munus consecrationis et formam juramenti registrata in vii°. quinterno libri xxiii. domini Pii [i.e. Reg. Vat. CCCCXC, f. 157, below] quia fuit expedita post provisionem per unum mensem.’ Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illust., p. 447, No. 827, from ‘Reg. Tom. XXII, fol. 260,’ i.e. the present Register, omitting the concurrent letters. The provision and also the date of the obligation, viz. 2 April, 1463, are recorded in Eubel, Hierarchia II, p. 153, but only on the authority of the Schede di Garampi. See above, Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXXI, f. 165, and below, Reg. Vat. CCCCXC, ff. 143 and 157.]


  • 1. On the back of the volume is the usual modern red leather label, with ‘Pii ii. de Cur. An. iv. v. T. xxii.,’ and on the bottom edge of the volume is the usual contemporary description: ‘[Liber] xxii bullarum domini Pii pape ii.’ Inside is a parchment flyleaf, not a part of the original binding, but belonging to a public instrument from which the writing has been so effectually erased that there is hardly a trace left. The notary's sign-manual is faintly visible. A paper flyleaf has on the recto the announcement: ‘Rubricelle libri xxii bullarum sanctissimi domini nostri domini Pii pape ii,’ and the Rubricelle themselves begin on the following leaf. They extend to 15 pp. and are headed: ‘Rubricelle libri xxii bullarum sanctissimi domini nostri domini Pii pape ii anno quinto,’ and end ‘Finis. Deo gratias.’ There are i.-cccviiii. ff. of text.
  • 2. ’conducturos,’ rectius ‘conducticios.’
  • 3. qui in Romana curia plures notos habebat.
  • 4. amicorum suorum interventu.
  • 5. certitudinaliter asseruisset.
  • 6. Jacobus de Piccolominibus (Amanati) received provision of the see of Pavia, 18 July, 1460, which he retained upon becoming cardinal of St. Crisogonus's on 18 December, 1461 (Eubel Hierarchia, II, pp. 14 and 234).
  • 7. Datum Rome apud sanctum Petrum anno etc. millesimo cccclxii. Octavo Kal. Decembris pontificatus nostri anno primo, ‘primo’ being presumably an error for ‘quinto.’
  • 8. For his appointment to both archdeaconries see above, Reg. Vat. CCCCLXXV, f. 216d.