Vatican Regesta 559: 1471-1473

Pages 23-25

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. DLIX.

Bullarum Communium Lib. IX. Tom. XIV.

2 Sixtus IV.

17 Kal. Sept.
(16 Aug.)
(f. 64v.)
To Stephen, cardinal priest of St. Adrian's. Motu proprio grant in commendam for life, to be held with his said titular church and that of Milan, of the deanery of Salisbury, a major elective dignity with cure (value not expressed), about to become void by the pope's promotion of James Goldouullis, elect of Norwich, and by the consecration which is to be conferred upon him. (fn. 1)Ad personam tuam. (Gratis pro reverendissimo domino cardinali Mediolanensi.) [1¾ pp.]
6 Kal. Aug.
(27 July.)
(f. 110.)
To the bishop of Brechin. Mandate to make provision to Alizona Hom, a nun of North Berwyk, O. Cist., in the diocese of St. Andrews, of the said monastery, to which, on its voidance by the resignation of the late Mariota de Ransay (recte Ramsay), abbess, commonly called prioress, thereof, some of the nuns clandestinely elected Elizabeth Forinam (recte Forman) as abbessalias prioress, who is to be removed, etc. Suscepti cura regiminis. [In the margin: Oct. 4½ pp. Theiner, op. cit. p. 471, with the proem and final clauses abridged. See below, pp. 29–30.]

1 Sixtus IV.

8 Kal. Sept.
(25 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 247r.)
To Master Matthew de Porta, a papal chaplian and auditor. Mandate, as below. It was set forth to Paul II by Thomas Chawmer, perpetual vicar of Cretton [sic], in the diocese of St. Andrews, that a cause had arisen between him and Robert Barri, clerk, about the perpetual vicarage of Glammis, in the said diocese, of which, on its voidance by the death of William Carnis without the Roman court, Thomas alleged that provision had been made to him by papal authority, which Robert prevented from taking effect. The said pope, therefore, at the instance of Thomas, committed the cause, although not lawfully devolved to the said court, to Master John de Cesarinis, a papal chaplain and auditor, who by a definitive sentence adjudged the said vicarage to Thomas, from which sentence Robert appealed to the apostolic see, whereupon the said pope, at Robert's instance, committed the appeal, even against Andrew Lyell, clerk, to the above auditor Matthew, who has proceeded, short of a conclusion. It being further set forth on behalf of Thomas that it was alleged that alike he, Robert, and Andrew had no right, etc. to the said vicarage, the said pope ordered the said auditor, on 6 Kal. June anno 7 (27 May, 1471), if he found that Thomas, Robert and Andrew had no such right, to collate and assign the said vicarage of Glammis, value 15l. sterling, whether void as stated, or by the death of Nicholas Graham, priest, of the said diocese of St. Andrews (to whom papal provision had been made, and who died before his letters of provision had been drawn up), or in any other way, to the said Thomas, who had been dispensed by papal authority to hold with the said vicarage of Crethon, value 9l. sterling, any other benefice, or without that vicarage any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign or exchange them, etc. The said pope having died before his letters were drawn up, the pope hereby validates them from their said date, and orders the above auditor to collate and assign the said vicarage to Thomas. Rationi congruit. [In the margin: Junii. 5⅓ pp.]

3 Sixtus IV.

8 Id. Sept.
(6 Sept.)
(f. 263.)
To William Turibwl (recte Turnbul). Collation and provision of the perpetual vicarage of Cadar, in the diocese of Glasgow, value 16l. sterling, void at the apostolic see, and therefore reserved, by the death there of James Inglis. Nobilitas generis, vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the deans of Glasgow and Siguenza (Seguntin.) and the official of Glasgow. Hodie dilecto filio. [In the margin: Sept. 2¾ pp.]

2 Sixtus IV.

11 Kal. Aug.
(22 July.)
(f. 306v.)
To the abbots de Lundorys and Inchafra, in the dioceses of St. Andrews and Dunblane, and the dean of Reims. Mandate to collate and assign to James Fenton, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, M.A., the perpetual vicarage of Tibe[r]mur, (fn. 2) in the diocese of Dunkeld, value 14l. sterling, void by the death without the Roman court of Malcolm Loutfut; John Ruch, (fn. 3) perpetual vicar de Rane, in the diocese of Aberdeen, to whom the pope granted provision on 8 Id. June anno 1 (6 June 1472), having resigned that grant, before the drawing up of the letters thereof, by his proctor, Bernard de Assentio, clerk, of Segorbe (Segobricen.). Litterarum scientia, vite etc. [In the margin: No(vembris). 2 pp.]


  • 1. James Goldwell's provision was dated 17 July, 1472, and he was consecrated by the pope himself at Rome, on the following 4 Oct., according to Le Neve, Fasti, ed. Hardy, II, p. 468: so that there appears to be a discrepancy of about a year. The cardinal evidently did not de facto obtain the deanery, as John Davyson was nominated to succeed Goldwell on 29 April 1473 (ibid., p. 616).
  • 2. The full spelling ‘Tibermur’ occurs further on in the bull.
  • 3. Rather than ‘Kuch.’