Vatican Regesta 620: 1482

Pages 113-114

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. DCXX.

Bullarum Communium Lib. LXX. TOM. LXXV.

11 Sixtus IV.

12 Kal. July.
(20 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 166r.)
To the dean of Limerick, the prior of St. Mary's, Rakil, in the diocese of Limerick, and the official of Limerick. Mandate to collate and assign to Geoffrey Artur, a canon of Limerick, who is in or about his twenty-third year, the treasurership of Limerick, a non-major dignity, wont to be held by canons of the same church, with cure, and value 60 marks sterling, void in a certain way, although Dermit Obreyn, clerk, detains possession without any title or right, taking the fruits, etc., summoning and removing the said Dermit; notwithstanding that Geoffrey holds a canonry and prebend of the said church, value 4 marks sterling, and that the pope has this day by other letters ordered provision to be made to him of the perpetual vicarage of Kilkeyl (fn. 1) in the diocese of Limerick, value 6 marks sterling, and has by the same other letters dispensed him to receive and retain the said treasurership and vicarage, if collated to him in virtue of these presents and of the said other letters, respectively, and also dispensed him on account of the said defect of age. Vite etc. (In the margin: Jun.) [5¼ pp.]
Id. July.
(15 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 198v.)
To James Stanley, clerk, of the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Dispensation, as below. The present pope lately dispensed him to receive, as soon as he completed his fourteenth year, a dignity, etc., even major and elective, and with cure, etc. of any cathedral or collegiate church, or any benefice, even a parish church etc., and to retain the same in administrationem until he reached the lawful age, and thereafter to retain it in titulum, and to resign or exchange the same, etc., after which he obtained the parish church of Eccleston in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, which he at present holds in eandem administrationem. The pope now hereby dispenses him, who is in or about his sixteenth year, and is a kinsman of Edward, king of England, to receive with Eccleston, even after he holds it in titulum, one other benefice, or without Eccleston any two other benefices, and along with them, as soon as he attains his nineteenth year, any third benefice, or to hold any three other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if they be major elective dignities etc. with cure, or two of them be parish churches etc., and to resign or exchange the same, etc., and to retain them in titulum for life, provided that not more than two of them be parish churches or perpetual vicarages. Vite etc. (fn. 2) (In the margin: Junij.) [3½ pp.]


  • 1. Ill-written, and looking more like ‘Kilfreyl.’
  • 2. Inasmuch as he was of noble birth, the incipit might have been expected to be ‘Nobilitas generis, vite etc.’