Lateran Regesta 595: 1463-1464

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 595: 1463-1464', in Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 12, 1458-1471, (London, 1933) pp. 206-209. British History Online [accessed 13 April 2024]

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

6 Pius II.

De Tabellionatus Officio.

13 Kal. Nov.
(20 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 5d.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Faculty to confer the office of notary public on Richard Wellys of Conyngesby, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln, provided that he be not married and not in holy orders, and if he have completed his twentyfifth year and he found fit after examination, first receiving from him his oath according to the form appended. Ne contractuum. (B. and L. de Narnia. | B. xvi. Coronensis.) [2/3 p.]
17 Kal. Feb.
(16 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 15.)
To William Comyn, priest, of the diocese of York. Conferring on him the above office, for which he has been found fit after examination by Rodrigo cardinal deacon of St. Nicholas's in Carcere Tuliano, vice-chancellor of the Roman church, to whom he has taken oath in the form appended, the said office to be exercised by him in pious and ecclesiastical causes only. Ne etc. (P. and L. de Narnia. | P.xvi. de Varris.) [2/3 p.]
Ibid. To Thomas Boll, priest, of the diocese of Salisbury. The like. Nede Varris.) [2/3 p.]
Prid. Non. Feb.
(4 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 17d.)
To the bishop of Norwich. Faculty as above, f. 5d., in the case of Thomas Gerard, clerk, of the diocese of Norwich, provided etc. as ibid. Ne etc. (P. and G. Trapezunt(ius). | P. xvi. de Varris.) [2/3 p.]
6 Kal. April.
(27 March.)
(f. 31.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Faculty to confer the above office on Thomas Birchold, priest, of the diocese of Worcester, dwelling in the diocese of Canterbury, if found fit after examination, the said office to be exercised in pious and ecclesiastical causes only, first receiving his oath according to the form appended. Ne etc. (Her. and Gas[par] Blondus. | Her. xvi. de Monasterio, pro magistris Registri.) [2/3 p.]
5 Id. June.
(9 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 36d.)
To Richard Whyte, priest, of the diocese of York. Conferring on him the above office, as above, f. 15. Ne etc. (P. and Gasp[ar] Blondus. | P. xvi. de Varris.) [2/3 p.]
4 Non. March.
(4 March.)
(f. 52d.)
To Laurence Lonneys, deacon, of the diocese of Norwich. Conferring on him the above office, as above, f. 15, to be exercised by him, when necessary, in pious and ecclesiastical causes. Ne etc. (Her. and G[aspar] Blondus. | Her. Monasterio, pro magistris Registri.) [½ p.]

De Beneficiis Vacantibus.

3 Id. March.
(13 March.)
(f. 105.)
To the prior of the monastery of Inysfaleynd, wont to be governed by a prior, in the diocese of Ardfert, the chancellor of Ardfert and Thady Oduie, (fn. 2) a canon of the same. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Matthew Ofahwe, treasurer of Ardfert, that Thomas Ogallwan, perpetual vicar of the parish church of Kaher alias Inisdaslevoc in the diocese of Ardfert, has openly kept an unmarried woman as his concubine, even after having been admonished by the ordinary to put her away and abstain from such adultery, and has dilapidated etc. and converted to evil uses the goods of the said vicarage, to the shame of the clerical order; and the recent petition of the said Matthew containing that if the vicarage were united to the said treasurership for his life he could be more becomingly maintained, and that it would be to the honour of the church of Ardfert (fn. 3) ) to summon those concerned, and if they find the facts to be as stated, and also if and after Matthew, who is of noble race, and cannot live becomingly from the fruits of the said treasurership, accuses Thomas before the above three, to summon Thomas and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove Thomas, and in that event, and if the ordinary consent, to unite the vicarage, which has cure and whose value does not exceed 10 marks sterling, to the treasurership, value not exceeding 5 marks sterling, for Matthew's life, and moreover to collate and assign the vicarage to him; notwithstanding that he holds a certain parcel, without cure, of lands which are wont to be assigned as the title of a perpetual benefice, (fn. 4) value not exceeding 1 mark sterling. Providencia sedis apostolice. (Her. and M. Amici. | Her. xxx. Septimo Id. Aprilis Anno Monasterio, pro magistris Registri.) [4 pp.]
Id. March.
(15 March.)
(f. 107.)
To the treasurer of Ardfert. Mandate to collate and assign to Thomas Fitzmoris, clerk, of the diocese of Ardfert, who, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of a deacon and an unmarried woman, has been made a clerk, the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Dubach in the said diocese, value not exceeding 8 marks sterling, void because John Neyl, having obtained it by canonical collation, held possession for more than a year without having himself ordained priest, and without dispensation, summoning and removing William Neyl, priest, who in contempt of the admonitions of the ordinary has detained it for about two years, and still detains it, without any title. Thomas is hereby dispensed to be promoted to all even holy orders and receive and retain it, notwithstanding the said defect etc.Dignum etc. (Her. and [A. de] Cortesiis. | Her. xxii.Septimo Id. Aprilis Anno Sexto. de Monasterio, pro magistris Registri.) [2⅓ pp.]

De Diversis [Formis].

Non. Feb.
(5 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 198.)
To Miles (Miloni), elect of Leighlin. Faculty for him, to whom the pope has recently (pridem) made provision of the said church, to be consecrated by any catholic bishop assisted by two or three like bishops, and for such bishop to administer such consecration, after first receiving from Miles the usual oath of fealty according to the form appended. If such bishop presume to consecrate him, or if Miles presume to receive consecration, without the bishop's having first received the said oath, the said bishop shall be eo ipso suspended from the pontifical office and both he and Miles from the administration of their churches. Miles is, as soon as possible, to send to the pope by his own envoy his said oath, by his letters patent sealed with his seal, (fn. 5) without prejudice to the archbishop of Dublin, to whom the said church is by metropolitical right subject. Cum nos pridem. (P. and P. de Godis. | P. xxviii. de Varris.) [1⅓ pp.]
11 Kal. April.
(22 March.)
(f. 202d.)
To Robert Colsten, rector of the parish church of Kyrkcrist in the diocese of Whiteherne (Candide case), M.A., a chaplain of the pope. Dispensation to receive with the said church, value not exceeding 12l. sterling, any one other benefice, or without it any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or dignities etc., and to retain them for five years in the case of parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or for life if other incompatible benefices, and to resign them, simply or for exchange [as often as he pleases].Grata devotionis (fn. 6) obsequia. (P. and A. de Piscia. | P.xxxvi. de Varris.) [3½ pp.]

De Regularibus..

3 Id. Aug.
(11 Aug.)
(f. 301d.)
To the abbot of St. Thomas the Martyr's and the prior of All Saints without the walls of Dublin. Mandate as below. The recent petition of William Talbot, prior of the house or hospital of St. John Baptist's without the walls of Dublin, of the order of Crossed friars (ordinis Cruciferorum) living under the rule of St. Augustine, contained that although he has always studied to be of good life and conversation, and has not been defamed of any crime, nevertheless, the present pope, circumvented by the false report of Richard Hediane, clerk, of the diocese of Cashel, to the effect that William had perpetrated a number of excesses and crimes then expressed, ordered the dean of Leighlin, his name not being expressed, if Richard accused William before the said dean, and if he found the said statements to be true, to deprive and remove William, and collate and assign the priory to Richard; that David, dean of the said church, proceeding to execution, cited William to appear before him, in a place very and even notoriously suspect to William, in order to answer to the foregoing, and, although it was signified to the said dean on William's behalf that the said place was not safe for him, William, inasmuch as the dean unjustly refused to appoint him another place, appealed to the apostolic see but, lawfully hindered, has not prosecuted the appeal within the lawful time, wherefore he has petitioned the pope, notwithstanding the lapse of the said time, to commit the causes of the appeal and of the principal matter to some upright men in those parts. The pope therefore orders the above two, if they find what is alleged about the said impediment to be true, notwithstanding the said lapse to summon Richard and others concerned, hear both sides, taking cognisance also of the principal matter, and decide what is just without appeal, causing their decision to be observed by ecclesiastical censure, without appeal. Humilibus supplicum votis. (P. and Piscia. | P. xvi. de Varris.) [2 pp.]


  • 1. On the back of the volume is the usual modern description in Italian: ‘Pio ii. 1463. Anno 6. Lib. i,’ and on the inside of the cover is Mgr. Wenzel's ‘An 6. to. 6.’ A contemporary flyleaf has, in different contemporary hands, the description: ‘Primus de tabellionatus officio, de (?) beneficiis vacantibus, de (?) diversis [formis], de regularibus anno vio. domini Pii pape ii,’ the order: ‘R(ecipe) M., P. [i.e. P. de Varris],’ and the answer: ‘Rubricatus est. Jo. M.’ There is also the quasi-contemporary ‘Quesit(us).’ The contemporary description ‘Primus …’ occurs also, as usual, on the bottom edge of the volume. There are ff. i.–cccii. of text, many of which are blank, followed by a few blank ff. at the end of the volume.
  • 2. Vaguely written. Indistinct formation of letters is always a feature of the writing of this scribe. The spelling therefore of hardly any of the names is certain.
  • 3. idque eciam cederet ad decorem ecclesie Artferten. supradicte.
  • 4. quandam particulam terrarum in titulum perpetui beneficii assignari solitarum cui cura non imminet animarum.
  • 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 nuncium quantocius destinare procures.
  • 6. Substituted in the margin by P. [de Varris] in place of the ‘familiaritatis' of the text, which is cancelled and over-written P[etru]s.