Vatican Regesta 553: 1472

Pages 12-14

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. DLIII.

Bullarum Communium Lib. III. Tom. VIII.

1 Sixtus IV.

6 Id. March.
(10 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 46d.)
To the bishop of Aberdeen and the archdeacon of Lothian (Loudonie). Mandate, if they find that, as alleged in the recent petition of James, king of Scots, the union of the poor hospital of St. Leonard, in the diocese of St. Andrews, to the Augustinian monastery of Holyrood by the borough of Edinburche was made from false and unlawful causes, to dissolve and annul it. Romanus pontifex. [In the margin; Apri. 1½ pp.]
(f. 47r.)
To the same. Mandate, at the petition of king James (containing that a number of canons of the Premonstratensian Order and of the Order of St. Augustine govern divers parish churches in Scotland otherwise than is becoming for the welfare of the souls of their parishioners and the canons themselves) to add to themselves two prelates of the said Order[s], (fn. 1) visit the said canons and their churches, and correct them, by depriving and removing them from the said churches and sending them back to their monasteries; with faculty to compel obedience. Officii nostri cura. [In the margin: Apri. 1½ pp.]
12 Kal. April.
(21 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 60r.)
Exemplification from the Register of the apostolic Camera, at the recent petition of William Ydonochow, (fn. 2) abbot of St. Mary's Inishlounaght (de Surio), O. Cist., in the diocese of Lismore, of letters of Paul II, viz. ‘Paulus etc. dilecto filio precentori ecclesie Lismorensis salutem etc. Sollicite considerationis intuitu(m) [sic] prout pastoralis officii cura requirit circa statum ecclesiarum et monasteriorum omnium salubriter dirigendum etc. R(egistra)ta de verbo ad verbum libro viijo felicis recordationis domini Pauli pape ii folio xliii(fn. 3); with decree that the present exemplification shall have the same force as the original letters. Ad fut. rei mem. Provisionis nostre. [In the margin: Apri. 1 p. See Cal. Papal Lett., vol. XII. p. 309.]
Prid Non. May.
(6 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 116r.)
To Alexander Schrymgeour, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, licentiate in laws. Decree, etc., as below. Paul II, on the voidance of the monastery of Thomas the Martyr, Abirbroth[o]k, O.S.B., in the diocese of St. Andrews, by the death of the last abbot (whose name he held as expressed), made provision thereof to the late Richard Cutre, a monk of the same, master in theology, who had made his profession and was of lawful age; the said pope annulling the election which had been made of Richard by the convent, and granting that the provision should hold good, even if the monastery were void by the deprivation by Patrick, bishop of St. Andrews, of Malcolm Brida, a monk of the same. The monastery having since become void by the death of the said Richard, the pope (who by other letters has ordered Alexander to be received as a monk of the monastery, the regular habit to be given to him, and his profession to be received, has granted him the monastery in commendam for three months, and has decreed that, as soon as he has been received as a monk etc., as above, provision is within the said three months to be made to him of the monastery; the pope having learned, moreover, that the said Richard did not expedite his letters of provision, and that at the time of his death a suit was pending before a papal auditor between him and the said Malcolm about the rule of the monastery) hereby extinguishes the said suit, confirms the said bishop's deprivation, decrees that Malcolm had no right, and decrees, motu proprio, that the said commenda and provision granted to Alexander, who is also M.A., and of noble birth, shall hold good from the date thereof, as if the letters thereof had mentioned that Malcolm had not expedited his letters, and that the said suit was pending, etc.; even if the monastery be still void by the death or resignation of the late Walter, sometime abbot, without the Roman court, or in any other way. Romani pontificis providentia. (Sine taxa). [3 pp.]
8 Id. April.
(6 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 120r.)
To William, bishop of Ostia. Mandate, at the petition of James, king of Scots, to suppress, after inquiry, the order of St. Benedict in the priory of Col[d]ingame, in the diocese of St. Andrews, which is not conventual, and to unite it in perpetuity to the chapel royal of St. Mary the Virgin, in the said diocese, the fruits of which are alleged by the king to be insufficient for those who serve it; to take effect on the death or resignation of the present prior, titular or commendatary. Romanum decet pontificem. (Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape). [In the margin: April. 2 pp. See below, Reg. Vat. DLVII., f. 188r.]
(f. 247d.)
Confirmation, etc., as below. The pope exemplifies (in full) the letters Summi dispositione rectoris of Paul II, addressed to Robert Blakadyr, abbot of Melros, O. Cist., in the diocese of Glasgow, and dated at St. Peter's, Rome, 1471, 3 Non. April (3 April), anno 7, making provision of the said monastery, void by the death of Andrew without the Roman court, during whose life it was reserved by the said pope, to the said Robert, a clerk only, M.A., and of noble birth, whom on the same day the said pope had dispensed to rule the monastery, on condition that as soon as he obtained possession he should take the habit and make his profession, etc. At Robert's recent petition (containing that Richard Lam, a monk of the monastery, has intruded himself and holds possession, alleging that he has been elected and confirmed as abbot, etc.), the pope confirms the said letters of Paul II, decrees that they hold good, admonishes Richard not to behave as abbot, and others not to obey him as such, on pain of excommunication, etc., but to admit Robert as the true abbot, etc.; with mandate to the bishops of Glasgow and Dunblane and the archdeacon of Moray (fn. 4) to induct abbot Robert into possession of the monastery, etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Pontificalis auctoritas. (Grutis de mandato domini nostri pape). [In the margin: Maij. 6½ pp.]


  • 1. dicti ordinis.
  • 2. Presumably the same person as ‘William Ydonhyn’ of Cal. Papal Lett., vol. xii, p. 309.
  • 3. i.e. a brief reference to the contemporary number of the Register of Paul II, viz. Liber viii, corresponding to No. DXXXI in the ‘Vatican’ series of Registers. See Cal. vol. cit., p. 307, note.
  • 4. archicpiscopo (recte archidiacono) Moraviensi.