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Lateran Regesta 735: 1473-1476

Pages 365-372

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. DCCXXXV. (fn. 1)

3 Sixtus IV.

De Beneficiis Vacantibus.

1473[–4].
5 Kal. March.
(25 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 12r.)
To the dean of Aberdeen. Mandate to collate and assign to John Ruch, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, M.A., the perpetual vicarage of Lesle, in the diocese of Aberdeen, value 8l. sterling, void at the apostolic see, and therefore reserved to the pope, by the resignation of James Fenton to the pope. Dignum arbitramur. (At the end: N. xx. Decimo Kal. Januarii anno sexto. Garilliati.) [2 pp.]
1473.
(recte 1474).
Prid. Kal. April. (fn. 2)
(31 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 48r.)
To the dean of Kildare (Daren.). Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Kervallus Ycolghan, priest, of the diocese of Kildare, contained that on the [perpetual] vicarage of Gessyleyt alias Rylleye, in the said diocese, of lay patronage, becoming void by the resignation of the late William Ycolghan, by proctor, to Paul II (to which pope Edmund Oduyud, clerk, of the said diocese, to whom the said pope had granted provision of the said vicarage, on its voidance as above, gave up the said grant, without the letters thereof having been drawn up), the said pope ordered provision to be made to the said Kervallus, dispensing him on account of illegitimacy, as the son of a priest and an unmarried or a married woman, to receive and retain it; that, before obtaining possession of the said vicarage, he made a bargain with Maurus Omaena, clerk, of the said diocese, who alleged that he had a right to it, to the effect that if the latter did not molest him he would pay him a sum of money, after which he obtained possession, and has with consent of the patron detained it for between four and five years, even after beating in self-defence, with a little bloodshed, a certain priest of the said diocese, who was aiding another claimant to the vicarage; and that he has meanwhile had himself promoted to all, even holy and priest's orders, and ministered therein, but not in contempt of the Keys. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above dean to absolve Kervallus from the crime of simony and violence and from sentences of excommunication, etc., incurred therefor, enjoining a salutary penance, rehabilitate him, dispense him on account of irregularity, and dispense him to minister in his orders, and thereafter to collate and assign to him the said vicarage, value 12 marks sterling. The pope further dispenses him to resign it as often [sic] as he pleases, (fn. 3) and hold instead another similar or dissimilar benefice. Before the dean proceeds to execution, Kervallus is to resign the vicarage. Solet sedes apostolica. (At the end: N. xxx. Id. Julii anno quinto [1476]. Garilliati.) [3 pp. +]
1474.
7 Kal. Aug.
(26 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 50r.)
To the official of St. Andrews. Mandate to collate and assign to John Ruch, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, the perpetual vicarage of the parish church (fn. 4) of Coupar (de Cupro) in the said diocese, value 16l. sterling, void because James Ogylwy, perpetual vicar (fn. 5) of the said church, has obtained by collation of the ordinary, made in virtue of a special papal privilege, the provostship of St. Salvator's at St. Andrews, a principal dignity. Dignum arbitramur. (At the end: N. xx. Quarto Id. Septembris anno sexto. Garilliati.) [1½ pp.]

DE REGULARIBUS.

Prid. Non. April.
(4 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 56r.)
Confirmation, at the recent petition of the abbot and convent of the monastery of Theukesbury. O.S.B., in the diocese of Worcester, of the appropriation to the said monastery by John, bishop of Worcester, of the priory of Derhurst, of the said order and in the said diocese, conventual, with cure of souls, dependent on no monastery or regular place, and of the patronage of the kings of England. The pope exemplifies:
(i). The letters of John, bishop of Worcester, drawn up in the form of a public instrument, in two pieces of parchment, and attested by Robert Enkbarow, clerk, of the diocese of Worcester, notary public by papal authority, in the year 1469, indiction 2, the 5th year of Paul II, June 29, in the chapel within the bishop's manor of Northewyk (fn. 6) by the city of Worcester, in the presence of the following witnesses: master Thomas Balsall, S.T.P., master William Mogiis, M.A., archdeacon of Stafford and Anglesey, John Gower, esquire, literate, and Richard Clent, literate, of the dioceses of Worcester and Exeter. (fn. 7) The said bishop recapitulates the letters patent of king Edward IV, dated at Westminster, 25 July anno 7 [1467], and granting in frank almoin from the preceding 3 June to John Galeys, abbot, and the convent of the monastery of St. Mary, Teukesbury, the said priory of Derhurst, with its manors of Derhurst, Hawe, Wolston, Okynton, Culne St. Denis, Welneford, Preston, and Compton, in the county of Gloucester, and More and Teynton, in the county of Oxford, rents of salt-pans in le Wyche, in the county of Worcester, and all lands, etc., and the churches of Derhurst and Okynton with their annexed chapels, lately appropriated to the said priory, with all demesne lands, etc., the statute of mortmain notwithstanding [Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1467–77, p. 66]; and in accordance therewith, and at the petition of the abbot and convent of the said monastery of Teukesbury, and of their proctor, William Vance, I.U.B., appropriates in perpetuity the said priory of Derhurst with its said manors, etc., to the said monastery, to the honour of God and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in whose honour the said monastery is founded and dedicated; (fn. 8) ordains that there shall be in the said priory one religious in priest's orders, being a monk of the said monastery, who shall be prior or warden of the said priory, appointed and removeable at the will and pleasure of the abbot, (fn. 9) and four other monks and a secular priest to celebrate masses and other divine offices in the said priory daily for ever, which secular priest shall administer the sacraments and sacramentals to the parishioners of the parish church of Derhurst; that the said prior or warden and monks and secular priest shall pray and celebrate for the good estate of king Edward and queen Elizabeth, and for their souls after death, and for the souls of Richard, late earl of York, the king's father, etc. [as named in the above-mentioned letters patent]; that they shall receive competent maintenance from the said abbot and convent; that they and their successors, and their servants, etc., shall be subject etc. to the said bishop and his successors, who shall have and exercise all ordinary jurisdiction and correction over them as hitherto and at present exercised in the said monastery and over its abbot and convent and servants, etc., that the said bishop and his successors shall have and exercise all ordinary jurisdiction, visitation and correction over the said parish church of Derhurst and all churches, etc. in the diocese of Worcester, appropriated, etc., to the said priory, and over their vicars, chaplains and parishioners, as hitherto had and exercised by him and his predecessors, etc., provided always that whenever he or his successors shall actually visit the said monastery, the said prior or warden and monks shall come to the said monastery, and submit themselves to visitation, like the other brethren of the said monastery; and that by way of indemnity the abbot and convent shall pay yearly at Michaelmas to the said bishop and his successors 20s., to the prior and chapter of Worcester 20s., and to the archdeacon of Gloucester 6s. 8d.
The said bishop's letters exemplify:
(a). The above-mentioned letters patent of Edward IV.
(b). The letters of the abbot and convent of Teukesbury, sealed with their common seal, and dated in their chapter-house of Teukesbury, 21 April, 1468, recapitulating the said king's letters patent granting them in frank almoin, for the purpose of appropriation to their said monastery, the advowson of the alien priory of Derhurst, with the manors of Derhurst, Hawe, etc. [as above], and appointing master William Vance, I.U.B., as their proctor, with power to appear for them before John, bishop, and the prior and chapter of Worcester and the archdeacon of Gloucester, for the prosecution of the said appropriation, etc., and with power to sue for confirmation thereof in the apostolic court, or elsewhere, etc.
(ii). The letters of prior Thomas and the chapter or convent of the cathedral church of St. Mary, Worcester, consenting to the said appropriation, sealed with their common seal, and dated in their chapter-house at Worcester, 1 May, 1469;
(iii). The letters of John Segden, S.T.P., archdeacon of Gloucester, consenting to the same, sealed with his seal, and dated at Gloucester, 4 May, 1469.
Ad perp. rei mem. Ad apicem summi apostolatus. [171/5 pp. See also Cal. cit., p. 550. Cal. Pat. Rolls. 1441–6, p. 271. and Cal. Papal Letters, Vols. VIII, p. 241, and X, p. 217.]
3 Non. June.
(3 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 78r.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Newry (de Viridi ligno), in the diocese of Dromore, and John Osiaguil (? recte Ofraguil) and John Onustendih, canons of Dromore. Mandate, as below. The pope has been informed by Oliver Valche, a monk of Down, O.S.B., that Thomas Brecnai, prior of the said church, made a bargain with the late Thomas Maure alias Muclach (?), then prior, that if the said Thomas Maure [would receive] the said Thomas Brecnai [as a monk of the said church, and would resign the said priory in his favour], he would give up to him for life certain places etc. belonging to the said priory, which he did; and that after the said bargain the said Thomas Maure received the said Thomas Brecnai as a monk of the said church, and subsequently freely resigned the said priory to the late Thomas, bishop of Down, (fn. 10) who, perhaps in ignorance of the said bargain, admitted the resignation, and confirmed in the said priory the said Thomas Brecnay, who had been elected thereto by the said Thomas Maure alone; and that under pretext of the said election and confirmation the said Thomas Brecnay took possession of the said priory, and has detained it for about ten years, taking the fruits, thereby incurring simony and the sentences of excommunication etc. promulgated against simoniacs. The said election and confirmation being therefore without force, the pope hereby orders the above three, if the said Oliver (who is by both parents of noble race, and was born of a lawful marriage, and who has made his profession of the said order, (fn. 11) and who from fear of the said Thomas Brecnai cannot safely meet him in the city and diocese of Down), will accuse the said Thomas Brecnay before them, to summon the latter and others concerned, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to decree the said election and confirmation and their consequences null and void, and remove the said Thomas Brecnai, and in that event to collate and assign the said priory, elective and with cure, value not exceeding 30 marks sterling, to the said Oliver, whether it be void as above, or by the death of the said Thomas Moure [sic] extraR.c., or by his (fn. 12) free resignation, or whether it be void in any other way, etc. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (At the end: F. xx. Expedita Sesto [sic] decimo Kal. Julii anno tertio. Sassenatensis.) [3 pp.]
1473.
8 Id. Sept.
(6 Sept.)
Tivoli.
(f. 82v.)
To Robert Sutton, a brother (fratri) of the house of Burton, of the order (militie) of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult for him, who has made his profession of the said order, and is in his twenty-sixth year, to rule etc. the said or any other house of the said order, or any member of the same, and to be elected master or warden, etc.; notwithstanding his defect of age (the institutes etc. of the said order requiring the age of not less than thirty years), and papal and other constitutions, etc. Religionis zelus, vite etc. [1 p.]
4 Kal. Nov.
(29 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 137r.)
To the prior of Clonthwoscyrt in the diocese of Clonfert, and the dean and the archdeacon of Clonfert. Mandate to grant licence to Maurus Oschota, a canon of St. Mary's, Hactruym, O.S.A., in the diocese of Meath (Meden.), to migrate from that monastery, in which, as his petition contained, there is a sufficient number of canons, to that of St. Catherine the Virgin, Acharym Omane, of the same order, in the diocese of Clonfert, in which there are few canons; after asking, even if he do not obtain, the licence of his superior. Religionis zelus, vite etc. [1½ pp.]

DE DIVERSIS FORMIS.

1474.
13 Kal. June.
(20 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 192v. (fn. 13) )
To John Crethon, precentor of Glasgow. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said precentorship, which is a non-major elective dignity with cure, value 30l. sterling, any other benefice, or without the said precentorship any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches, etc., or dignities, etc., and resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. [1½ pp.]
18 Kal. July.
(14 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 236r.)
To Robert Blakadir, precentor of Dunkeld, M.A. Dispensation to him, who has been sent to the pope as the orator of James, king of Scots, and is of a race of barons, and to whom provision has been lately made of the said precentorship, a nonmajor non-elective dignity with cure, of which he is not yet in possession, to receive and retain for life with it any two other benefices, or without it any three other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities, etc., or two parish churches, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, etc. Nobilitas generis, litterarum scientia, vite etc. [2 pp.]

DE REGULARIBUS.

15 Kal. Sept.
(18 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 253v.)
To the bishop of Derry, the abbot of St. Mary's de Vtburim (fn. 14) in the diocese of Connor, and the archdeacon of Connor. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Nellanus Onel, prior of St. Mary's, Muccumur, of the order of St. Victor, in the diocese of Connor, contained that on the priorship of the said monastery, a conventual dignity, becoming void by the death of Robert Macgilheinan extra R.c., after Paul II's reservation to his collation of all conventual priories, void and to be void, and after the said pope's aggravation of the sentences promulgated against simoniacs, the said Nellanus, who was then a secular clerk and in minor orders only, and who had been dispensed by papal authority on account of illegitimacy, as the son of unmarried parents, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, made a bargain with the ordinary that if he would make him collation and provision of the said priory he would give him a certain sum of money; that after the said bargain the said ordinary made the said collation and provision, and gave him the regular habit, without his having made any other profession, or his having obtained any other dispensation on account of the said defect, and that under pretext thereof he took possession of the said priory, and has detained it for about eight years, taking the fruits; and that, after wearing the habit for some time, he has often put it off and engaged in secular business, (fn. 15) thereby incurring simony and apostasy, and the sentences of excommunication etc., therefor; and that, whilst under the said sentences etc., he had himself promoted to subdeacon's orders, and, thus promoted, has taken part in divine offices, thereby contracting irregularity. At his said petition, therefore, the pope (to whose gift the said priory, not having been disposed of by the said pope, remains reserved), hereby orders the above three to absolve him, after he has made his profession to them, from simony and apostasy and excommunication incurred therefor, and the said other sentences, etc., enjoining a salutary penance, etc., rehabilitate him, dispense him on account of irregularity incurred, and dispense him to minister in the said orders, and in the event of their so doing, to collate and assign to him the said priory, elective and with cure, dependent on no other regular place, and value not exceeding 12 marks sterling. The pope hereby specially dispenses him to receive and retain it, and resign it, as often as (fn. 16) he pleases, and to be promoted to priest's orders, notwithstanding the said defect of birth, etc. Solet sedes apostolica. (At the end: N. xxxx. Pridie Idus Septembris anno quarto. Garilliati.) [4⅓ pp.]

DE DIVERSIS FORMIS.

Prid. Non. July.
(6 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 267v.)
To John Wallys, perpetual vicar of Messyngham in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage one other benefice, or if he resign the said vicarage any two other benefices, with cure etc., as above, f. 192v., mutatis mutandis. Litterarum scientia, vite etc. [1¾ pp.]

2 Sixtus IV.

1473.
6 Kal. July.
(26 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 286r.)
To John, bishop of Beirut (Beriten.). Motu proprio reservation and assignment for life of a yearly pension of 20l. of the money of England on the fruits etc. of the church of Ardfert, payable half at Christmas and half at St. John Baptist's, in the city of London, he having this day resigned the rule of the said church to the pope, and the pope having made provision to Philip, [bishop] elect of Ardfert [Reg. Lat. DCCXXX. f. 332r., above, p. 352], who has consented to the said pension; with the usual sanctions for nonpayment. Personam tuam.
Concurrent letters to Bartholomew, cardinal priest of St. Clement's, and the bishops of London and Limerick. Hodie venerabili fratri nostro Johanni episcopo Beriten. [2¾ pp.]

5 Sixtus IV.

1476.
4 Kal. Aug.
(29 July.)
Narni.
(f. 340v.)
To William Crosse, a canon of the priory of St. Gregory without the walls of Canterbury, O.S.A., Dispensation to receive and retain for life any secular benefice with cure, or a regular benefice with or without cure, of any order, etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. [1 p.]

Footnotes

  • 1. On the back of the volume: Anno 3. Libro 1.
  • 2. The date is Millesimo quadringentesimo septuagesimo tertio, pridie Kal. Aprilis anno tertio. The ‘anno tertio’ is presumably correct, as all the bulls at this point in the Register are of the third year. This requires 1474, not 1473.
  • 3. ut vicariam huiusmodi quotiens [? recte quando] sibi placuerit dimitterepossit et valeat.
  • 4. The text had ‘parrochialis ecclesia.’ This is cancelled and initialled by N (i.e. N. Garilliati), and in the margin is substituted: perpetua vicaria parrochialis ecclesie, with the note: Cassat(a) et correct(a) de mandato Sy[monis] Patracen., N.
  • 5. Similarly corrected from ‘rector,’ cancelled, and the consequential cancellations and marginal corrections are made throughout the rest of the bull.
  • 6. MS. Morthewyk.
  • 7. presentibus tune ibidem venerabilibus viris magistris Thoma Balsall sacre et theologie professore, Wilhelmo Mogiis in facultate artium magistro archidiacono Staffordie et Angliscie, Johanne Gower armigero et Ricardo Clent litteratis Wigorniensis et Exoniensis diocesum testibus
  • 8. fundatur et dedicatum ex(is)tit (or ex(ti)tit).
  • 9. Not of the abbot and convent.
  • 10. Ad audientiam siquidem nostram dicto Oliuerio referente peruenit quod dilectus filius Thomas Brecnai, qui se gerit pro priore dicte ecclesie, sue salutis immemor sueque fame prodigus dei timore postposito ad prioratum ipsius ecclesie simoniace aspirans, cum quodam [recte quondam; see further on in the text] Thoma Maure alias Muclach (?) tunc priore eiusdem ecclesie conuenit et pepigit quod si ipse Thomas Maure prefatum Thomam Brecnai sibi certa loca et possessiones ad dictum prioratum pertinentia quoad viueret dimitteret prout dimisit, quibus quidem pactione et conuentione precedentibus idem Thomas Maure prefatum Thomam Brecnai in monac[h]um dicte ecclesie recepit, ac deinde prioratum ipsum ad premissum effectum in manibus bone memorie Thome olim episcopi Dunensis extra Romanam curiam sponte et libere resignauit … The text is clearly defective, a passage corresponding to the words in square brackets above having evidently been omitted in the register.
  • 11. qui ut asserit de nobili genere ex ultroque parente et ex legitimo matrimonio procreatus ac ordinem ipsum expresse professus ex(is)tit.
  • 12. Here again ‘Moure.’
  • 13. On f. 234r., under date 1474, 17 Kal. June, anno 3, is a dispensation to Hugh Vornan, a Friar Preacher, to hold a benefice with cure, wont to be held by secular clerks. His diocese is not given, and there is no mention of the constitutions of Otto and Ottobon, an omission which points to his not being English.
  • 14. Recte Utburnn, i.e. Woodburn.
  • 15. illum pluries dimisit et negotiis secularibus se immiscuit.
  • 16. quotiens (? recte quando).