Lateran Regesta 572: 1461-1462

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 12, 1458-1471. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1933.

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'Lateran Regesta 572: 1461-1462', in Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 12, 1458-1471, (London, 1933) pp. 134-137. British History Online [accessed 16 April 2024]

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Lateran Regesta, Vol. DLXXII. (fn. 1)

4 Pius II.

[De Provisionibus Prelatorum.] (fn. 2)

3 Id. Dec.
(11 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 8d.)
To William, elect of Orkney. Provision to him, a canon of the church of Orkney, who is at the apostolic see, of the said church, void by the resignation to the present pope of bishop Thomas, and therefore ipso facto reserved.Apostolatus officium.
Concurrent letters to the chapter of the church—Hodie ecclesie vestre; to the clergy and to the people of the city and diocese, and to the vassals of the church—Hodie etc.; to the archbishop of Trondhjem (Nidrosien.)— Ad cumulum; and to Christian king of Norway—Gracie divine. (H. and Millinis. | H. xx. x. x. x.x. x. x. Folani.) [4 pp. In Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica, II, p. 229, from ‘pii ii.a. 2 (sic). Lat. l. pr. f. 8,’ i.e. the present Register.]
16 Kal. Nov.
(17 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 76.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Mandate, at the recent petition of Patrick Madour, a monk of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Newbotille, in the diocese of St. Andrews, a licentiate in theology (fn. 3) (containing that, on the said monastery becoming void by the death of Thomas, the convent duly elected as abbot the said Patrick, who had made his open profession and was a priest and of lawful age, and that he consented to the election; and adding that some doubt whether the election holds good) if he find that the election was lawful, to approve and confirm it by papal authority; if not (alioquin), and if he find Patrick fit, to make provision to him of the monastery, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, equal to 100 gold florins of the Camera. The said bishop is to bless him or cause him to be blessed by another catholic bishop, and he or such bishop is thereafter to receive from him the usual oath of fealty according to the form enclosed, and send it as soon as possible to the pope by Patrick's (suas) letters patent sealed with Patrick's (suo) seal by the above or such other bishop's envoy (per proprium nuncium quantotius destinare procures seu procuret). Solicite considerationsis. (P. and A. de Cortesiis. | P. lx. de Varris.) [3 pp.]
4 Non. Dec.
(2 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 82.)
To Donatus Oconcubayr, elect of Killala (Aladen.) Provision to him, a Friar Preacher, in priest's orders, of the church of Killala, of which, on its voidance by the death of Bernard, the present pope made provision to the late Mylerus, by whose death at the apostolic see, without having had possession of the rule and administration, and without the letters of his provision having been expedited, the see is again void and reserved. Apostolatus officium.
Concurrent letters to the chapter of the church—Hodie ecclesie vestre; to the clergy and to the people of the city and diocese, and to the vassals of the church—Hodie ecclesie Aladensi; and to the archbishop of Tuam—Ad cumulum. (fn. 4) (H. and Ja. de Rizonibus. | H. xx. x. x. x. x. x. Folani.) [5 pp. Eubel, op. cit., II, p. 94, with the spelling ‘Oconenbayr' from Pii ii. a. 4. Lat. l. pr. f. 82, i.e. the present Register.]
Prid. Non. Dec.
(4 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 84d.)
To Donatus, elect of Killala. Faculty to him, to whom the pope has recently (pridem) made provision of the said church, to be consecrated by any catholic bishop of his choice, assisted by two or three like bishops, and for such bishops to consecrate him, after having first received from him the usual oath of fealty according to the from appended. The pope decrees that if such bishop presume to consecrate him without having received the said oath, and if Donatus presume to receive consecration, such bishop shall be eo ipso suspended from the exercise of the pontifical office, and both he and Donatus from the administration of their respective churches. Further, Donatus is to send as soon as possible to the pope by his own envoy the said form of oath by his letters patent sealed with his seal (fn. 5); without prejudice to the archbishop of Tuam, to whom the said church is by metropolitical right subject. The form of oath is appended in brief. Cum nos pridem. (H. and Ja. de Rizonibus. | H. xxviii. Folani.) [1½ pp. See the preceding bull of provision.]

De Regularibus.

Id. Feb.
(13 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 114d.)
To the vicar-general of the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. Mandate as below. The pope has learned that the nun's monastery or priory of Nunneton. of the order of Fontevraud. in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary, and dependent on the monastery of Fontevraud in the diocese of Angers and subject to the father-abbot thereof, and wont to be visited by him or by his mandate, is in need of reform (fn. 6) on account of the lack of such visitation, which has long been impossible by reason of wars etc., and also on account of the neglect of the prioresses and especially of Maud the present prioress; and that sometimes the prioress is elected by simony and sometimes by force, (fn. 7) and that the prioress thus elected alienates etc. and converts to her damnable uses the goods of the priory, leads an unhonest and criminous life, commits perjury [and] notoriously perpetrates the crime of incontinence and incest, even (fn. 8) with divers religious. The pope therefore, wishing to remedy the foregoing, from which, as he has learned, Agnes Porter, nun and claustral prioress of the said priory, has in the presence of grave persons appealed to the apostolic see, hereby motu proprio orders the above vicar-general to join to himself the abbot of St. Mary's de Pratis, Leicester (Leycestri) in the diocese of Lincoln, or the abbot of St. Mary's Merevale (de Maravalle [sic]) in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, repair in person to the said priory and exercise therein, both in spirituals and temporals, the office of visitation for this turn only, and grants them faculty to correct, imprison and punish with due pains prioress Maud and any others of the nuns, of whatsoever rank etc., in accordance with their crimes, deprive and remove them, and appoint others in their stead, etc. Super gregem dominicum. (H. and Ja. de Rizonibus. | H. l. Folani.) [3⅓ pp.]
146[1? ].
(fn. 9)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 238d.)
To the archdeacon of Derry (Deren.), Patrick Omergay, a canon of the same, and the prior of St. Mary, Dungerbhin, in the diocese of Derry. Mandate to cause Henry Olonain, clerk, of the diocese of Derry, to be received as a monk of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Macosquin (de Claro fonte alias de Mogoscan), in the said diocese, and cause the regular habit to be given to him, and to give it him, and moreover to receive his regular profession. Cupientibus vitam. (— and Jo. Augeroles. | —). [1¼ pp.]
10 Kal. April.
(23 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 308d.)
To John Snayth, prior of the priory of North Feriby. of the [order of the] hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who holds the said priory, and has made the profession wont to be made by the brothers of the said hospital, to receive and retain for life in commendam with the priorship, which is not claustral nor a conventual dignity, and the value of which the pope holds to be expressed by these presents, any benefice wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if it be a chantry or a perpetual chaplaincy or a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or be of the patronage of laymen, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (H. and Ja. de Rizonibus. | H.xxxviii. Folani.) [2 pp.]


  • 1. On the back of the volume is the usual modern description in Italian: ‘Pio ii. 1461. Anno 4. Lib. i.,’ and on the inside of the cover is Mgr. Wenzel's ‘Nella Rubricella An. 3. to. 14: ‘è dellan. 4o,’ which in fact it is. There is no contemporary flyleaf, but the hardly legible contemporary description occurs as usual on the bottom edge of the volume: ‘Primus de provisionibus [prelatorum] et de regularibus anno iiii. domini nostri domini Pii pape ii.' There are i–cccxv. ff. of text.
  • 2. There is no rubric at the top of f. i.
  • 3. The text was ‘licentiati in theologia capellani nostri.’ The words ‘capellani nostri’ are cancelled and over–written O[ctavianu]s (i.e.Octavianus Pontanus), and in the margin is: Cassatum de mandato domini vicecancellarii, O. Pontanus.
  • 4. There is no letter to the king of England.
  • 5. Preterea volumus quod formam huiusmodi a te tunc prestiti juramenti nobis de verbo ad verbum per tuas patentes litteras tuo sigillo signatas per proprium nuntium quantocius destinare procures.
  • 6. in spiritualibus et temporalibus deformacionis subiaceat opprobrio.
  • 7. quandoque vero per vim et metum qui cadere posset in constantem virum eligatur seu verius prophanetur, i.e. the common mediaeval phrase.
  • 8. ‘eciam’ is added in the margin and subscribed ‘H.’ i.e. H. Folani.
  • 9. The date is unfinished, thus: Dutum Rome apud sanctum Petrum anno incarnationis dominice millesimo quadringentesimo sexagesimo. There is not therefore the usual subscription after the date, nor is there the usual initial letter in the margin at the beginning.