Vatican Regesta 497: 1464

Pages 509-512

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. CCCCXCVII. (fn. 1)

De Curia.

6 Pius II.

3 Kal. Aug.
(30 July.)
(f. 18d.)
To the archbishop of Cashel. Mandate to make provision to Dermit Yhaffirnan, a Cistercian monk of Holycross, Wolarlaund (sic), in the diocese of Cashel, priest, who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of an unmarried man and a married woman, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, and who in virtue thereof has been so promoted, and who has no hope of being able to obtain justice in the city and diocese of Lismore, the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Inishlounaght (de Surio), in the diocese of Lismore, value not exceeding 49 marks sterling, void by the death without the Roman court of Patrick, although Richard Londrus, a monk (fn. 2) thereof, who is to be summoned and removed, has under pretext of an election made of him by the convent and of the confirmation thereof by authority of the ordinary, taken possession of the rule and administration and detained it for between one and two years; whether it be void as above, or by the resignation of Florence Ymulwill or any other, or be void in any other way. The pope hereby dispenses Dermit to rule etc. the monastery, notwithstanding the said defect etc., and grants that he may be blessed by any catholic bishop, who shall thereafter receive from him the usual oath of fealty according to the form enclosed, and send it to the pope by Dermit's letters patent sealed with Dermit's seal. (fn. 3) He shall moreover in due course resign the grange of Colethr (or Colethe), depending on the said monastery of Holycross, value not exceeding 4 marks sterling. Debitum offitii. (G. de Piccolominibus. | l. S. Planas. G. de Condol(mario). N. de Benzis.) [In the margin: Julii, to the right of which is ‘Jo. de Cremon(ensibus)’ and ‘Ciriacus.’ 2 pp. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illust., pp. 452–453, No. 835, from ‘Reg. Tom. XXX. fol. 18.’ i.e. the present Register, with the spellings ‘Yhiffirnan’ and ‘Colethe,’ and abridging the latter part, and so omitting the oath of fealty clause, the mention that the grange of Colethe depends on Holycross, and its value, etc.]
16 Kal. July.
(16 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 111d.)
To the provosts of Mayboil and Hamylton in the diocese of Glasgow, and Oliver Principis, a canon of Angers. Mandate, as below. The pope lately (on hearing that the perpetual vicarage of Dimufres (rectius Dumfres) in the diocese of Glasgow was void because the late George Scoriswoyde, having obtained it by canonical collation, had held it for more than a year without having himself ordained priest, and without dispensation, or because he had been not sufficiently dispensed on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest and a married woman), ordered the bishop of Grasse, the official of Glasgow, their own names not being expressed, and William de Elphinston, a canon of Glasgow, to collate and assign it, if they found the facts to be so, to Gilbert de Rerick, a canon of Glasgow [see above, p. 431]. Afterwards, as Gilbert's recent petition contained, (after he, in virtue of the said mandate, had caused the said George to be brought for judgment before the said William de Elphinston, and after George had alleged the said William to be suspect, and William had sub-delegated Patrick Lech, a canon of Dunblane, and after George had made to the apostolic see an appeal which William held frivolous (fn. 4) ) the said Patrick, proceeding in the cause, promulgated a definitive sentence by which he adjudged the vicarage to Gilbert and imposed perpetual silence on George, in virtue of which sentence, which became a res judicata, and the said mandate etc., Gilbert obtained and is at present in possession of the vicarage. Subsequently, upon George's dying whilst he was still in possession, John Macki, priest, obtained letters from the pope committing George's said appeal from the said sub-delegation to a certain judge, and ordering the said John to be surrogated in and to all right belonging to George in and to the vicarage at the time of his death, and provision to be made to him of the said right and vicarage, and, after the said letters had been presented to the said judge, but before proceedings had been taken in the cause, Gilbert and John had recourse to four arbitrators, three of whom, as was allowable by the terms of the agreement, adjudged the vicarage to Gilbert and imposed perpetual silence on John, from which John has made no appeal. At the said petition (adding that there is a doubt about the force of the said provision, sentence, award and the rest of the foregoing, especially because two other arbitrators, alleging that it was competent for them to do so by the form of the said agreement, put forth an unjust award against Gilbert, before the said first award had been put forth) the pope, hereby approving and confirming all provisions made to Gilbert in the matter of the vicarage, and the said sentence, process, award by the three arbitrators, etc., and calling up to himself from the said judges the said cause, if any there be, and extinguishing the suit, and decreeing the said award by the two arbitrators, without Gilbert's having been summoned or cited, at least lawfully, but being absent, not through contumacy, to have been and to be unjust and null and invalid, etc., hereby orders the above two provosts and canon to collate and assign the said vicarage, value not exceeding 15l. sterling, to Gilbert, whether it be void as above, or be still void by the death of John Aton or the said George, or by the resignation of them or of the said John, or be void in any other way. Vite etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. | xxx. S. Planas, Taxa mutata. Coll. B. A. de Co[l]lis.) [In the margin: Junii. 4¾ pp. The brief rubricella is:
Glasguen. Gilbertus de Rerick. fo. cxi.,
opposite to which Theiner has made his usual cross. He did not repeat his mark in the margin of f. 111d, however, and the bull does not appear in his Monumenta.]
Id. June.
(13 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 162d.)
To all and singular to whom the present letters shall come. Request of a safe-conduct, during three years only, for Augustinus, abbot of St. Andrew's, Vercelli, who has to go as the pope's nuncio and commissary to divers parts, especially the realm of England, the principality of Wales and the lordship of Ireland, on business of the pope and the catholic faith, and concerning the state of the rest of the faithful.
Cum dilectus filius. (G. de Piccolominibus. | G. de Porris. de Curia.) [2/3 p. The brief rubricella is:
Littera passus. Augustinus abbas. fo. clxi. which again shows that an examination of the Rubricelle alone is an inadequate guide to the exact nature of the contents of the Registers.]


  • 1. On the back of the volume is the usual modern red leather label, with: ‘Pii ii. de Cur. A. iii. v. vi. T. xxx.,’ and on the bottom edge of the volume is the usual contemporary description: ‘xxx. bullarum domini Pii pape ii.’ A stout parchment flyleaf is followed by the very summary rubricelle, which extend to 9 + pp., and are headed: ‘Rubricelle libri (corrected from libricelle) tricesimi (written over viccsimi noni, which is cancelled) bullarum felicis recordationis domini Pii pape secundi.’ There are i-cclxviiii. (rectius cclxviii.) ff. of text. The last few bulls in the volume have ‘Collat(ionata) G. Blondus’ in addition to the usual subscriptions.
  • 2. qui se gerit pro clerico (sic) monasterii predicti.
  • 3. Volumus autem quod idem antistes qui dicto Dermitio munus huiusmodi impendet, postquam illud sibi impenderit, ab eo nostro et Romane ecclesie nomini fidelitatis debite solitum recipiat juramentum, juxta formam quam sub bulla nostra mittimus interclusam. Formam autem juramenti quam ipse Dermitius prestabit nobis de verbo ad verbum per eius patentes litteras suo sigillo signatas quantotius destinare procuret.
  • 4. necnon pro parte dicti Georgii sentientis se ut pretendebat exinde gravatum ad sedem apostolicam appellasset, dictoque Wilelmo appellationis huiusmodi tanquam frivole minime differente, Patricius….