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. DCIX.
10 Sixtus IV.
8 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the abbot of Kirieleison in the diocese of Ardfert, and John Ofyn and Thady Ohurayn, canons of Ardfert. Mandate to collate and assign to Edmund Tobyn, clerk, of the diocese of Ardfert, the perpetual vicarage of Kyllwanawayn in the said diocese, value 6 marks sterling, void so long that there is no certain knowledge of the way of its voidance, and that its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, although Thomas Osulywayn, priest, of the said diocese, who is to be summoned and removed, has without any title unduly detained possession of it for between eighteen and twenty years. Vite ac morum. (In the margin: Maij.) [1¾ pp.]|
|3 Non April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the prior of Monaincha (Insula viventium) in the diocese of Killaloe (Laonien.), and the dean and the precentor of Killaloe. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Patrick Ocuyrch, priest, of the diocese of Killaloe, contained that on the voidance of the chancellorship of Killaloe by the resignation of Matthew, also [named] Ocuirch, to Matthew, bishop of Killaloe, that bishop made collation and provision of it by his ordinary authority to Patrick Flavus (fn. 1), also [named] Ocuyrch, clerk, of the said diocese, who, after holding possession for about a year, resigned it; that the present prior of St. John Baptist's by le Naenach, in the said diocese, was the executor of letters granted by the present pope to the said Patrick Ocuyrch (who had been 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 and priest's orders and hold a benefice even with cure, and who had caused himself to be so promoted) ordering provision to be made to him of one or two benefices, even if one had cure or were a dignity etc., in the gift of the archbishop of Cashel and the bishop of Killaloe, and the deans and chapters etc. of those churches; that the said prior, in the belief that he had power to do so, admitted the resignation of the said Patrick Flavus; that the said Patrick Ocuyrch accepted the chancellorship, as being thus void, obtained the making of provision to him, got possession of it under pretext thereof, and has held it for between about seven and nine months, but without taking any of the fruits; that subsequently the pope, having learned that the chancellorship was void, and had been void so long that there was no certain knowledge of the way of its voidance, and that its collation had lapsed to the apostolic see, although the said Patrick Flavus had, without any title, but de facto, detained possession for between one and two years, and was still detaining it, ordered the prior of Lorrha (Fontis vivi [de Lochra]) in the said diocese to collate and assign it, howsoever he found it void, to William Omerayg, clerk, of the said diocese, the pope's letters stating that he was illegitimate, being the son of a priest and an unmarried woman. Seeing that the said Patrick Flavus was holding the chancellorship, not de facto but by authority of the ordinary, and that therefore the said admission of resignation and the said acceptance and provision do not hold good, and that it is still void as above; seeing also that, as the said petition added, the said William is the son of a canon regular of the Order of St. Augustine, in priest's orders, of which no mention was made in the pope's said later letters, wherefore, as well as for other reasons, they are surreptitious and have no force, the pope hereby orders the above three to admit the said resignation, summon William and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to collate and assign the said chancellorship, a non-major dignity, value 10 marks sterling, howsoever void, even if it be elective and have cure, to the said Patrick Ocuyrch, whom the pope hereby dispenses to receive and retain it, notwithstanding the said defect, etc. Vite etc. (In the margin: Maij.) [5 pp.]|