Vatican Regesta 575: 1476

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Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 13, 1471-1484. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1955.

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Vatican Regesta, Vol. DLXXV.

Bullarum Communium Lib. XXV. Tom. XXX.

5 Sixtus IV.

4 Kal. Aug.
(29 July.)
(f. 92v.)
To William Schewes, archdeacon of St. Andrews, M.A. Dispensation, as below. He was dispensed by papal authority on account of illegitimacy, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, and was dispensed by Patrick, archbishop of St. Andrews, who alleged that he had special faculty from the apostolic see, to hold therewith another benefice, even if a dignity etc. with cure; after which first dispensation he was made a clerk. Subsequently the pope made him provision of the archdeaconry of St. Andrews, and by the same and other letters dispensed him to hold for two years it and any two other benefices, and without them any three benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign or exchange them, subsequently extending the said two years to the term of William's life. The pope now, at the petition of king James, dispenses William, who is a councillor of the king, so that he may be elected or postulated bishop or archbishop, and so that in future papal grants he need make no mention of the said illegitimacy and dispensations. Sedis apostolice. (In the margin: Aug.) [2¾ pp. See above, p. 33.]