Vatican Regesta 657: 1476-1478

Pages 208-209

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. DCLVII.

Officiorum Lib III.

5 Sixtus IV.

10 Kal. Aug.
(23 July.)
(f. 3r.)
To John Hedian, archdeacon of the churches of Cashel and Ossory, bachelor in decrees, nuncio of the apostolic see, and collector of the apostolic see and Camera throughout Ireland. Appointing him nuncio and collector in the provinces of Armagh, Dublin, Cashel, and Tuam, and throughout all Ireland, with the usual privileges etc., all other collectors and sub-collectors being hereby revoked, except Prosper Camulius, a papal notary, lately appointed collector there by the pope [see above, p. 207], who, upon his arrival in Ireland, shall himself exercise the office, the said John to do so if the said Prosper do not arrive, or whenever he is absent; with faculty to exercise by deputy the cure of souls and visitation of his dignities and other benefices from the time of his setting out for the apostolic see, (fn. 1) and to receive the procurations etc., and with the usual other faculties and powers for the exercise of the office of collector. He is to send his receipts by letters of exchange etc. (as above, p. 208), and is to take the usual oath of fealty to the pope's chamberlain, etc. Ex fideli. (De Curia.) [4½ pp.]

6 Sixtus IV.

6 Non. Oct.
(2 Oct.)
Foligno. (fn. 2) (f. 29v.)
To Master John Shirwod, archdeacon of Richmond in York, master in theology. Motu proprio appointing him, who proposes etc. (as above p. 207), a notary of the pope and the apostolic see, with the usual privileges, etc. (fn. 3)Pii patris. (In the margin: Sept.) [1 p. +]
7 Id. Jan.
(7 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 45r.)
To Alexander Suthirlande, archdeacon of Caithness (Cathanen.). Appointing him, who is of a race of earls and barons, an acolyte of the pope and the apostolic see, with the usual privileges, etc. Virtutibus clarens. (fn. 4) (In the margin: Jan.) [1 p.]
3 Kal. March.
(27 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 69v.)
To William Cameron, prior of St. Andrews, O.S.A., licentiate in decrees. Appointing him, who is of noble birth, an acolyte etc., as in the preceding. Virtutibus etc. (In the margin: Jun.) [1 p.]
Prid. Kal. July.
(30 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 103v.)
To Richard Heron, layman, of the diocese of London. Motu proprio appointing him, who is of noble birth, and proposes etc. (as above, p. 207), an honorary esquire and a domestic member of the household of the pope. (fn. 5)Consuevit interdum. (In the margin: Oct.) [1½ pp. See below p. 227.]

7 Sixtus IV.

Kal. Feb.
(1 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 126v.)
To John Neuton, a canon of Salisbury. Appointing him an acolyte etc. (as above, f. 45r.). Virtutibus clarens. (In the margin: Fe.) [1 p.]
15 Kal. March.
(15 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 127r.)
To Thomas Waus, precentor (cantori) of Moray, M.A. The like. Virtutibus etc. (In the margin: Fe.) [1 p.]


  • 1. a tempore quo iter ad sedem arripuisti veniendi predictam.
  • 2. Datum Fulginei.
  • 3. Without the oath of fealty clauses.
  • 4. The next following appointment has again the same incipit, which is the one usual in grants of the papal chaplaincy. ‘Virtutibus clarens’ occurs again as the incipit of an appointment as papal acolyte on f. 98v. of the present Register, but it is immediately followed, on f. 99r., by a grant of the same title, and in this case the incipit is ‘Merentur laudabilia.’
  • 5. in nostrum scutiferum honoris et familiarem domesticum.