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. DCXXVI.
Bullarum Communium Lib. LXXVI. TOM. LXXXI.
12 Sixtus IV.
16 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the abbot of St. Mary's, Kirieleyson, and the prior of St. Michael's, Ballinskelligs (de Rupe), in the diocese of Ardfert, and the official of Ardfert. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Dermit Ysullyvayn, clerk, of the diocese of Ardfert, contained that (after he had been dispensed by papal authority on account of illegitimacy, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, nobles, related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred and the double fourth degree of affinity, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure), on the voidance of the perpetual vicarage of Kyllmoneayn in the said diocese, John, archbishop of Cashel, the metropolitan, alleging that it had been so long void that its collation had lapsed to him, made collation and provision of it by his ordinary authority to the said Dermit, then in his twenty-second year, who obtained possession (after promising and giving certain moveable goods to Dermit [sic] (fn. 1) Ossullyvayn, clerk, of the said diocese, who had no right in or to the said vicarage, and who was hindering the said Dermit Ossullyvain from obtaining possession), and has detained it for between one and two years, without having himself promoted to any holy order, and without dispensation. The said collation and provision being therefore without force, and the said vicarage being still void, as above, and the vicarages de Templo novo alias de Glennmuyki and de Kyllechomgaym, in the said diocese, being also void (the latter two (fn. 2) so long that their collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, although Donatus Osega, clerk, has without any canonical title detained possession of the said vicarage de Templo novo for between nine and fourteen years, and Donald Oselyechayn, clerk, that of Kylchomagayn for between about four and six years), the pope at the said petition, hereby orders the above three to erect, with the consent of those concerned, the said vicarage of Kyllmonayn into a simple (fn. 3) prebend of Ardfert for the lifetime only of the said Dermit Yssullivayn (fn. 4), and to collate and assign to him (fn. 5) a canonry of the said church and such prebend, and also to unite to the said prebend, for as long as he shall hold it, the said vicarages de Templo novo and de Kyllchomayn; summoning and removing the said Donatus and Donald. He hereby dispenses the said Dermit Ossullivayn to receive and retain the said canonry and prebend and vicarages thus united, notwithstanding the said defect, etc., but before the said three proceed to execute these presents, he is to resign to them the said vicarage of Kyllmoneayn. Circumspecta Romani pontificis. (In the margin: Februarii.) [7½ pp.]|
11 Sixtus IV.
13 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the bishop of Limerick, the prior of St. Mary's, Rachguella, in the diocese of Limerick, and James Philippi, a canon of Limerick. Mandate, as below. It was lately set forth to the present pope by Maurice Yffaelan, clerk, of the diocese of Cloyne (Clonen.), that Maurice Odonortha, rector of Moythownath in the diocese of Limerick (provision of which had been made to the said Odonortha by papal authority, and to which the then void rectory of Rathcayll’ alias Moynhagah in the said diocese had been united by the said authority for his lifetime, and for as long as he should hold the said church of Moythownath), after binding himself to pay the annates for the said rectories to the papal Camera, did not do so within the time appointed, wherefore he incurred excommunication and deprivation, and consequently the said union was dissolved, and the said rectories, which are of the patronage of laymen, were void, although he had without any title detained possession of them for between six and nine years. The said statement adding that the said Ofaelain (fn. 6) could be decently maintained from the fruits etc. of the rectory of Moythownath if it were collated to him, and keep hospitality to pilgrims and guests after the Irish manner, the pope ordered certain judges to summon Odonortha, and if they found the facts to be as stated, to decree that he had incurred excommunication and deprivation, and that the said union was dissolved and the said rectories void; and in the event of their doing so to collate and assign the said rectory of Moythownath (fn. 7) to Ofaelan (fn. 6) and to unite to it, for as long as he should hold it, the said rectory of Rathcayll’ (fn. 8), provided that the said patrons consented. The said Yfaelan's recent petition contained that one of the said judges proceeded to execution, and, although the patron (fn. 9) of the said churches refused his consent, collated Mothewnach (sic) to him, and united thereto Ratchahyll', and that he obtained possession of Mothewnach, and has held it for between one and two years, taking the fruits in good faith; and that after the said collation and obtaining possession he gave a sum of money to the patron of the said rectory in order to obtain his consent, wherefore, as well as for other reasons, he doubts whether the said collation holds good. The said rectory being still void as above, and the perpetual vicarage of Corcomohyt in the said diocese of Limerick being also void, because William Oronan, priest, has obtained, by collation made by authority of the ordinary, the perpetual benefices called Particles (fn. 10) in the places of Dunyrys and Dungadmund in the said diocese of Limerick, which have cure, although, notwithstanding such voidance, he continues without any title to detain possession of the said vicarage; and the pope having been informed by the said Ofaelan that John Odonortha, perpetual vicar of Kyllide in the said diocese of Limerick, has, although excommunicate, celebrated mass etc., in contempt of the Keys, the pope, at the petition of the said Ofaelan (who was lately dispensed by papal authority on account of illegitimacy, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried or a married woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold the said collated rectory [of Moythownath]), hereby orders the above three to collate and assign to him the same rectory, value 16 marks sterling, and furthermore, if he will accuse the said John before them, to summon the latter, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him from the said vicarage of Kyllide, and in that event to unite it, value 10 marks sterling, to the said rectory [of Moythownath], for as long as Ofaelan shall hold the latter, and also to collate and assign to him the said vicarage of Corkomoyt, value with its annexes not exceeding 12 marks sterling, if, after summoning the said William, they find that it is void, removing both John and William; with the necessary dispensation to hold for life the said rectory, the vicarage of Kyllide to be united thereto, and the vicarage of Corkomoyt, and to resign or exchange them, etc., and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, and also not to be bound, whilst residing in the said rectory or in the vicarage of Corkomoyt, to reside in other benefices which he shall hold, notwithstanding the said defect, etc. Romanum decet pontificem. (In the margin: Januarii.) [9¾ pp.]|
12 Sixtus IV.
6 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the abbot of Middleton (de Choro Benedicti) in the diocese of Cloyne (Clonen.), and Dermit Ohelathy and Maurice Stondon, canons of Cloyne. Mandate, as below. The pope lately ordered the then abbot of Holy Cross, Tracton (de Albotracto [sic]), in the diocese of Cork, and two others, to grant in commendam for life to Cornelius Offlayn, abbot of St. John the Evangelist's, Gill Abbey (de Antro Sancti Fymbarri), without the walls of Cork, O.S.A., the chancellorship of Cork, then void, and so long void that its collation had lapsed to the apostolic see, summoning Matthew Ourathuna, who was behaving as chancellor, and others concerned. He has also been informed by David Ohalynayn, a canon of Cork, that after Raymund, abbot de Albotracto (sic), had caused the said Matthew to be summoned, the said abbot Cornelius bargained with the latter that if he would resign the chancellorship with a view to the execution of the said letters, he should take the fruits for a certain time; that Matthew duly resigned; and that, perhaps in ignorance of the said bargain, the said abbot Raymund, proceeding to execution of the said letters, granted the chancellorship in commendam to the said Cornelius, who in virtue thereof has obtained possession, thereby incurring simony and excommunication, etc. The pope has also learned that the perpetual vicarage of Killnaglore (fn. 11) has been so long void that its collation has lapsed to the said see, although Maurice Osihachan, priest, of the diocese of Ardfert, has without any title detained possession of it for between four and five years. He, therefore, hereby orders the above three, if the said David (who was lately dispensed by papal authority on account of illegitimacy, as the son of an abbot, O.S.A., in priest's orders, and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, and subsequently to retain canonries and prebends (fn. 12) of the united churches of Cork and Cloyne, and who is afraid to meet the said Cornelius and Maurice within the city and diocese of Cork), will accuse Cornelius before them, to summon the latter, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to decree that the said letters were and are null and void, that the said commenda is annulled, and that the said chancellorship is void by the said resignation, and in that event to collate the said vicarage and chancellorship (which is a non-major non-elective dignity without cure), value together 6 marks sterling, to David, removing the said Cornelius and Maurice. The pope hereby dispenses him to receive and retain them for life, notwithstanding the said defect, etc. Vite etc. (In the margin: Mar.) [7 pp.]|
Prid. Kal. Mar.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To Donatus Odonywan, Renaldus Hoyrluada, and John Ocronyin, canons of Cork. Mandate, as below. The pope has been informed by Donald Machardich, a canon of the monastery of St. Mary alias St. John the Evangelist, Gill Abbey (de Antro Sancti Fimparii), O.S.A., in the diocese of Cork, that a papal nuncio in England, alleging that he had special faculty from the apostolic see, dispensed him, then in his twentieth year, to be appointed to and rule any monastery; that Richard, abbot of Cong (de Cungha), O.S.A., in the diocese of Tuam, (to whom belongs the confirmation of the abbot-elect de Antro, and the removal of the abbot of the same), removed Cornelius, then abbot de Antro; that the greater part of the canons de Antro elected the said Donald, that he consented to the election, had it confirmed by the said abbot Richard, and in virtue of the said dispensation, election and confirmation, obtained the said monastery de Antro, and ruled it for between three and four months, but that the said Cornelius caused him to be seized and closely imprisoned for between one and two years, until he gave up all right in or to the said monastery, swore not to attempt to recover it, and gave surety. (fn. 13) At the said Donald's petition, adding that it is alleged that the said nuncio had not the said faculty, and that he therefore fears lest he has contracted disability, etc., the pope hereby orders the above three, if Donald (who has made his profession, and is by both parents of noble birth) will accuse the said Cornelius before them, to summon the latter, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to make provision to Donald of the said monastery, which depends on that of Cong, and is a daughter house or member (filiale seu membrum) thereof, and the value of which does not exceed 50 marks sterling. The pope further grants that he may be blessed by any catholic bishop of his choice in communion with the apostolic see, and that as long as he lives he cannot be removed from the said monastery. Apostolice sollicitudinis. (In the margin: Mar.) [5 pp.]|