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Lateran Regesta 723: 1472-1473

Pages 322-327

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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Lateran Regesta, Vol. DCCXXIII. (fn. 1)

2 Sixtus IV.

De Regularibus.

1472.
Prid. Id. Dec.
(12 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 8r.)
To Nicholas Southcote, a canon of the monastery of St. Bartholomew, wont to be governed by a prior, without the walls of London, O.S.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be ruled (fn. 2) by secular clerks, even if a parish church, etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum. [1¼ pp.]
Kal. Dec.
(1 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 39v.)
To the abbot of St. Mirren's, Paisley (sancti Murini de Pasleto), in the diocese of Glasgow, the precentor of Glasgow, and William Sympil, a canon of the same. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of the prior and chapter of the church of Whiteherne (Candidecase), O. Praem., contained that although the taking of all the tithes of fruits growing in the open field (in territorio) of the place of Byscoby in the diocese of Whiteherne, which is within the bounds of the parish of the said church, belongs to the said prior and chapter, nevertheless abbot William and the convent of Dundranen, O. Cist., in the said diocese, alleging that the right of taking the said tithes belongs to them, obtained papal letters to the archdeacon of Glasgow and Thomas Penwen, a canon of the same, and caused the said prior and chapter to be cited before Gilbert de Rerick, archdeacon of Glasgow, and the said canon Thomas, who, wrongfully proceeding, promulgated an unjust sentence in favour of the said abbot and convent and against the said prior and chapter; and that the latter appealed to the apostolic see, but have been prevented by a lawful impediment from prosecuting their appeal within the lawful time. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above three to summon the said abbot and convent, and if they find true what is alleged in regard to the said impediment, to proceed in the appeal cause, and confirm or annul the said sentence, without appeal. Humilibus supplicum votis. [12/3 pp.]
15 Kal. Jan.
(18 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 71r.)
To Rory, abbot of St. Broganus's, Mothel (de Motalia), O.S.A., in the diocese of Lismore. Grant, as below. On the said monastery becoming void because Thady Ombrissa obtained the priory of St. Catherine, Waterford, O.S.A., collated to him by papal authority, Paul II ordered provision of it to be made to the said Rory, his letters stating that its fruits, etc., did not exceed 40 marks sterling in yearly value. His recent petition contained that the executors of the said letters made him provision, and that in virtue thereof he has obtained possession, and that the said fruits exceed, not only 40, but 60 marks. The pope, therefore, hereby grants that the said letters and their consequences shall hold good from the date of these presents, as if they had stated that the said fruits, etc., did not exceed 60 marks. Apostolice solicitudinis studium. [12/3 pp. See Cal. Papal Lett. XII., p. 305.]
1472[–3].
15 Kal. March.
(15 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 83r.)
To the official of Kilfenora (Fynaboren.). Mandate to cause John Ochonnabayd, a canon of Kilfenora (who was lately dispensed by papal authority on account of illegitimacy, as the son of a bishop and an unmarried woman related in the simple third degree of affinity and the simple fourth degree of kindred, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he was made a clerk), to be received as a monk of the monastery of St. Mary, Corcomroe (de Petra fertili), O. Cist., in the diocese of Kilfenora, give him the regular habit, and receive his profession, and thereupon make provision to him of the said monastery, value 24 marks sterling, without an abbot, and so long void that its provision lapsed to the apostolic see; summoning and removing Laurence Otyermai [sic], a monk of the said monastery, who, under pretext of certain false letters, has without any canonical title detained possession for about ten years. The said John has hereby special dispensation to hold the monastery, notwithstanding the said defect, etc., and grant to be blessed by any catholic bishop in communion with the said see. He is in due course to resign his canonry of Kilfenora and prebend of Nova therein. Suscepti cura regiminis. [3 pp.]
1472.
18 Kal. Jan.
(15 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 103r.)
To the prior of St. Edmund's, Hathasseyll, in the diocese of Cashel, and Thomas Myell and John Oconnvynch [sic], canons of Cashel. Mandate to cause William Olonregan, clerk, of the diocese of Lismore, to be received as a canon of the monastery of St. Mary, Cathyr, O.S.A., in the said diocese, give him the regular habit, and receive his profession. Cupientibus vitam regularem. [1 p.]
1472.
Ibid.
(f. 103v.)
To the prior of St. Edmunds, Hat[h]asseyll, in the diocese of Cashel. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, after it has been executed, to collate and assign to the above William Olonregan, who is in his twenty-fifth year, the above-named priory of St. Mary, Cathyr, conventual, dependent on no monastery, elective and with cure, value 60 marks sterling, so long void that there is no certain knowledge of the last mode of voidance, and that its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see; summoning and removing Eugenius Maceray, who, under pretext of an election only, has without any title or other right detained possession for between fourteen and sixteen years, and from fear of whose power the said William cannot safely meet him in the city or diocese of Lismore; whether it be void by the resingnation of the late William Tobyn, or in any other way. The said prior is to receive from him the usual oath of fealty according to the form enclosed. Dignum etc. (At the end: F. xxviii. Expedita Septimo Ydus Jan. Anno Secundo. Sassenatensis.) [22/3 pp.]
Prid. Id. Oct.
(14 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 115r.)
To the abbot of Balmureno in the diocese of St. Andrews. Mandate, at the recent petition of Patrick, abbot of Nuebotel, O. Cist., in the diocese of St. Andrews, containing that he fears lest he be molested on account of incontinence, after he has confessed his sins, excesses and crimes, to absolve him therefrom and from any sentence of excommunication incurred, enjoin a salutary penance, rehabilitate him, and dispense him on account of irregularity. Sedis apostolice copiosa benignitas. [1 p. +.]
15 Kal. Jan.
(18 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 120r.)
To Richard Shawe alias Coventre, a monk of St. Mary the Virgin's, O.S.B., Coventry. Dispensation to him, who is a priest, to receive and retain any benefice with or without cure, wont to be governed (fn. 3) by secular clerks, etc., as above, f. 8r. Religionis etc. [1 p.]
11 Kal. Jan.
(22 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 136r.)
To the bishop of Sodor, the abbot of St. Mary's, Rwythin (?), (fn. 4) in the diocese of Sodor, and Gilbert Vrytht, archdeacon of Sodor. Mandate to collate and assign to Alan Hobuntar, a Friar Preacher, the perpetual vicarage of Holy Trinity by Ramsay, in the diocese of Sodor (dependent on the Premonstratensian priory of St. Ninian in the diocese of Whiteherne (Candide case), and wont to be governed by canons thereof, and value 6l. sterling), so long void that its collation has lapsed to the apostolice see; summoning and removing Michael Magbrayar, a Premonstratensian canon, who without any title, and without having obtained any dispensation on account of illegitimacy, as the son of a Cistercian monk and an unmarried woman, has detained possession for between about nine and ten years. As soon as the said Alan has obtained possession, they are to transfer him from the order of Friars Preachers to the said priory of St. Ninian, and cause him to be received as a canon thereof, etc. Religionis etc. (At the end: N. xx. Id. Feb. Anno Secundo. Garilliati.) [3 pp.]
1472.
9 Kal. Oct.
(23 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 151r.)
To the archdeacon of Sodor. Mandate to collate and assign to Dougal (Dugallus) Donaldi, a monk [sic] of the priory of St. Columba, Orwensay, O.S.A., in the diocese of Sodon, who is illegitimate, being the son of unmarried parents, the said priory, elective and with cure, value 9l. sterling, void by the death extra R. c. of Dougal Makanr (?), and, being conventual, reserved to the pope under his general reservation of all conventual priories. He is specially dispensed to receive and retain it, notwithstanding the said defect, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Dignum etc. (At the end: N. xxxxvi. Undecimo Kal. Novembris Anno Secundo. Garilliali.) [2 pp.]
3 Non. Dec.
(3 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 158r.)
To John Warde, a canon of St. Mary's, Merton, O.S.A., in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be ruled (fn. 5) by secular clerks, etc., as above, f. 8r. Religionis etc. [1 p.]
1473.
16 Kal. June.
(17 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 188r.)
To Thomas Gyles, prior of St. Mary's, Dunstapil, O.S.A., in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be held (fn. 6) by secular clerks, etc., as above, f. 8r. Religionis etc. [1½ pp.]
7 Kal. July.
(25 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 233v.)
To John Wrighte, a canon of St. Andrews, O.S.A. Dispensation to him, who is a priest, to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed, (fn. 7) etc., as in the preceding. Religionis etc. [1 p.]
Ibid.
(f. 234r.)
To Hugh Bettheley (?), (fn. 8) a monk of St. Neots, O.S.B., in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be held, (fn. 9) etc., as ibid. Religionis etc. [1 p.]
4 Id. April.
(10 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 272v.)
To John Bosgawyn, a Friar Minor. Dispensation to him, who is of gentle blood and a renowned preacher, (fn. 10) to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be ruled (fn. 11) by secular clerks, even if it be a parish church, etc., and be in the realm of England, (fn. 12) and to resign, etc., as above, f. 8r.; notwithstanding the constitutions of Otto and Ottobon, etc. Religionis etc. [1 p.]
11 Kal. July.
(21 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 282r.)
To the treasurer of Waterford. Mandate, as below. Upon the priory of St. Catherine, O.S.A., in the diocese of Waterford, being about to become void by Paul II's promotion of Thady, [now] bishop, then elect of Down and Connor, and by the consecration which was to be conferred on him, the said pope united it to the episcopal mensa of the said churches for the life of the said bishop. The present pope has been informed by Patrick Cantwell, a canon of the monastery of St. Mary the Virgin, Cathyr, of the said order, in the diocese of Lismore, that the said bishop, being under sentence of excommunication by papal authority, has taken part in divine offices in contempt of the Keys, thereby contracting irregularity, that in the said priory, which is more than a hundred miles distant from the said churches [of Down and Connor], divine worship is diminished, hospitality not kept, and the substance of the poor dissipated, that the life of the canons is relaxed, that the priory itself suffers great hurt and the rule of St. Augustine, etc., is not observed, and that the said bishop has converted divers of its goods to evil and unlawful uses. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above treasurer, if the said Patrick (who lately, when a secular clerk, was dispensed by papal authority on account of illegitimacy, as the son of a bishop and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and receive and retain a benefice even with cure, has made his profession of the said order, and has without canonical title taken the fruits, etc., of the said priory, to a value of 6 marks sterling, and whom the pope hereby rehabilitates on account of the foregoing, and absolves from any sentences of excommunication, etc.), will accuse the said bishop before the above treasurer, to summon the said bishop, and if he find the said statements to be true, to dissolve and annul the said union, and remove the said bishop from the said priory, and in that event to collate and assign it, conventual, with cure and elective, and value 80 marks sterling, to the said Patrick, first receiving from him the usual oath of fealty according to the form enclosed. The pope hereby specially dispenses him to receive and retain it, or without it any other benefice with or without cure wont to be held by canons of the said order, even if a priory, etc., and to resign the said priory of St. Catherine or such benefice, simply or for exchange, when (fn. 13) he pleases. Apostolice sedis clementia. (At the end. N. xxxx. Decimo Kal. Aug. Anno Secundo. Garilliati.) [5¼ pp. See Cal. Papal Lett., XII., p. 330.]
1472.
4 Kal. Nov.
(29 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 294r.)
To Richard Byllyngham, a monk of Durham, O.S.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be held (fn. 14) by secular clerks, etc., as above, f. 8r. Religionis etc. [1 p. +.]
4 Kal. Dec.
(28 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 295r.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's without the walls of York, the archdeacon of Cliveland, and the official of York. Mandate, at the recent petition of the abbot and convent of Jervaulx, O. Cist., in the diocese of York (containing that the fruits, etc., of the said monastery are so much diminished by wars, floods, and other disasters, that they cannot easily maintain themselves decently and keep hospitality, etc.), to appropriate in perpetuity to the said monastery, after duly informing themselves, the parish church of Aynderby, commonly called Cuncampanille, (fn. 15) and the chapel without cure of St. Leonard, West Wytton, situate within the bounds of the parish of Wensley in the said diocese, which [church of Aynderby and chapel] are in the presentation of the said abbot and convent, the value of the said church of Aynderby and the said chapel not exceeding 54l. sterling, and that of the monastery being taken as expressed by these presents; so that the abbot and convent may cause the said church and chapel to be ruled by monks of the said monastery, appointed and removed at the pleasure of the abbot and convent. Pastoralis officii debitum. [2½ pp.]
Prid. Id. Dec.
(12 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 296r.)
To John Logger, a canon of the priory of St. Bartholomew without the walls of London, O.S.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be ruled (fn. 16) by secular clerks, etc., as above, f. 8r. Religionis etc. [1 p.]
Kal. Dec.
(1 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 296v.)
To the dean and the archdeacon of Tuam, and John Ocolayn, a canon of the same. Mandate, the rectory of the rural lands of Walluocktarach in the diocese of Tuam, wont to be assigned to secular clerks as the title of a perpetual benefice, having been so long void that its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, although John Okearni, priest, of the said diocese, has detained it for between seven and eight years, without any canonical title, to summon the said John, and collate and assign the said rectory, with cure and value 12 marks sterling, to Arthur Omalle, a monk of the monastery of St. Mary, Knockmoy (Collis victorie), O. Cist., in the said diocese, who is a native of the said Wall[uocktarach], (fn. 17) and who notwithstanding his illegitimacy, as the son of a monk professed of the said order, in priest's orders, and an unmarried woman, related in the fourth degree of affinity, has been promoted to minor orders; the said John being removed. The pope hereby specially dispenses the said Arthur to receive and retain the said rectory, notwithstanding the said defect, etc., and notwithstanding that he has made his profession of the said order, etc. Religionis etc. (At the end: F. xxx. Expedita quarto decimo Kal. Jan. Anno Secundo. Sassenatensis. [2½ pp.]

Footnotes

  • 1. Without the usual indication of Anno and Libro on the back of the volume.
  • 2. regi.
  • 3. gubernari.
  • 4. The middle of the name is obscured by correction.
  • 5. regi.
  • 6. teneri.
  • 7. gubernari.
  • 8. Or ‘Dettheley.’ The initial letter is not certain.
  • 9. obtineri.
  • 10. ex generoso sanguine natus et verbi dei predicator eximius.
  • 11. ’regi.
  • 12. An unusual clause.
  • 13. quando.
  • 14. teneri.
  • 15. Recte cum campanille, i.e. Steeple Ainderby, co. York, N.R.
  • 16. regi.
  • 17. qui ut asserit de prefata Wall oriundus existit.