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. DCXVIII.
11 Sixtus IV.
Prid. Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To Cornelius Ochenay, Maurice Otressay, and Donald Omuilkwy, canons of Clonfert. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of William Oceallaygh, prior of St. John Baptist's, Renydwyn, of the Order of Cruciferi of Jerusalem, in the diocese of Elphin, contained that although he obtained the said priory, conventual, elective and with cure, by canonical collation and held possession of it in peace for fourteen years, Thady Oceallaygh, clerk, under pretext of a collation made de facto to him (then a minor and illegitimate, being the son of unmarried parents, and without any dispensation), despoiled William of the priory, likewise de facto, intruded himself, and forced William to abide by the award of certain arbitrators, who, after receiving from Thady the sum of 24 marks sterling, wrongfully awarded to him the priory. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above three (seeing that William cannot safely meet Thady in the city and diocese of Elphin), to summon Thady, and if they find to be true what is alleged in regard to the said spoliation, etc., to decree null and void the said collation to Thady and the said award, and in that event to restore William to possession, and, by way of greater precaution, (fn. 1) to make provision to him anew of the said priory, value with its annexes 26 marks sterling, removing Thady, and condemning him to restore the fruits taken since his intrusion and to make satisfaction to William for costs lawfully incurred, under pain of incurring sentence of excommunication, removeable by none but the pope. Justis petentium votis. (In the margin: Maij.) [3½ pp.]|