Vatican Regesta 556: 1472-1473

Pages 16-17

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. DLVI.

Bullarum Communium Lib. VI. Tom. XI.

2 Sixtus IV.

13 Kal. Dec.
(19 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 95v.)
To John Woltres, rector of both portions of the parish church of Cattfeld, in the diocese of Norwich, wont to be governed by two rectors. Confirmation, as below. His recent petition contatined that on the voidance of the second (altera) (fn. 1) portion of the above church, of lay patronage, by the resignation of Henry Stevenesson to the vicar-general in spiritualities of Walter, bishop of Norwich, he, who was also rector of the first (alterius)* portion, was presented by the patron of the said void portion to the said bishop, who instituted him; and that for divers reasons (stated) the bishop by his ordinary authority dispensed him to hold both portions for life. The said petition adding that some doubt the force of the said dispensation, the pope hereby approves and confirms it. Vite ac morum. [In the margin: Feb. 2½ pp.]

1 Sixtus IV.

3 Kal. April.
(30 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 220r.)
To Master John de Cessarinis (sic), a papal chaplain and auditor. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Alexander Rathe, (fn. 2) clerk, of the diocese of St. Andrews, a member of the pope's household, contained that a cause arose lately between him and Robert Stewart, clerk, about the archdeaconry of Aberdeen, which he had obtained, on its voidance by the death of Laurence Piot without the Roman court, by virtue of a provision by Paul II, and that the said pope, at Alexander's instance, committed the cause, although not lawfully devolved to the Roman court, to the said auditor, who has proceeded short of a conclusion. The said petition adding that it is alleged that neither of them has any right, the pope orders the above auditor, if he find this to be the case, to collate and assign the archdeaconry, a non-major elective dignity with cure, value 40l. sterling, to Alexander, who is also a continual commensal of the pope. Grata familiaritatis obsequia. (Gratis de mandato domini nostri pope.) [In the margin: Feb. 3½ pp.]

2 Sixtus IV.

Prid. Non. Mar.
(6 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 229 bis v.)
To the dean and the archdeacon of Raphoe (Rapoten.), and John Olasce, (fn. 3) canon of the same. Mandate to collate and assign to Donald Ohaengusa, rector of the parish church of Kyllomaird, in the diocese of Raphoe, with cure and value 2 marks sterling, the perpetual vicarage of Drumtuahma, (fn. 4) in the said diocese, value 12 marks sterling, so long void, by the death of Fergollus Macgillage alias Ogalleribair [sic] without the Roman court, that its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see; although Bernard Ogallembair, priest, who is to be summoned and removed, has detained possession for about two years, under pretext of a provision by the ordinary, without canonical institution. He is hereby dispensed to retain the rectory with the vicarage for life, or with one of them any other benefice, or without them any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign or exchange them, etc. Vite ac morum. [In the margin: Mar. 5½ pp.]


  • 1. The word ‘altera’ is thus applied to both the first and the second portion.
  • 2. An unfinished and cancelled copy of the same bull on f. 219v. has the more usual spelling ‘Rate.’
  • 3. Written more like ‘Olasbe.’
  • 4. Also written ‘Drumtuhma.’