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Lateran Regesta 746: 1474-1475

Pages 411-416

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. DCCXLVI. (fn. 1)

3 Sixtus IV.

De Exhibitis.

1474.
8 Id. June.
(6 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 11v.)
To the treasurer of Limerick, David Crernag, (fn. 2) a canon of the same, and James Cantuell, a canon of Cashel. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Thomas Ogalchou, priest, of the diocese of Limerick, contained that lately he and John Dondum resigned for purpose of exchange their respective benefices, viz. a canonry of Limerick and the prebend of Tallikahayn therein, and the rectory of Holy Trinity, Drominoclierin, in the said diocese, of lay patronage, the exchange being carried out by William, then bishop of Limerick, by his ordinary authority, with the consent of Thomas, earl of Kildare (Childarie), of the diocese of Kildare, patron of the said rectory; and that in virtue of the said bishop's collation and provision the said Thomas obtained and has held possession of the said rectory for about six years. His said petition adding that he doubts whether the said collation and provision hold good, the pope hereby orders the above three to collate and assign to him the said rectory, with cure and value 8 marks sterling, whether still void as above, or void because the late David, son of the White Knight of Clangibun, (fn. 3) held it for more than a year without having himself ordained priest, and without dispensation, or void in any other way. The pope hereby dispenses him to receive and retain for life with the said rectory any other benefice, or without the said rectory any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches, etc., or dignities, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (At the end. F. xxx. Expedita Nono Kal. Julii anno tertio. Sassenatensis.) [3½ pp.]
5 Id. July.
(11 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 90r.)
To the archdeacon of Kilmore. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Odo Offegayd, priest, of the diocese of Kilmore, contained that after Paul II had aggravated the sentences of excommunication etc. renewed by Martin V and Eugenius IV against simoniacs, he, then in minor orders only, (fn. 4) on the voidance of the perpetual vicarage of Enga in the said diocese by the resignation of William Megioiol (?) (fn. 5) to the ordinary, made a bargain with the said ordinary, and promised to pay him a certain sum of money if he would collate to him the said vicarage, after which the said ordinary made him collation and provision thereof, under pretext of which he obtained and has held possession for between about four and five years; and that meanwhile, being under the said sentences, he has had himself promoted to minor and also to all holy orders, (fn. 6) and ministered therein, even in the ministry of the altar, thereby incurring irregularity. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above archdeacon to absolve him from excommunication and simony, etc., enjoining a salutary penance, rehabilitate him, dispense him on account of irregularity, and dispense him to minister in his said orders, and thereupon to collate and assign to him the said vicarage, with cure and value 8 marks sterling. Before the said archdeacon proceeds to execute these presents, the said Odo is to resign. Solet sedes apostolica. (At the end: P. xxx. Tertio Non. Augusti anno tertio. de Varris.) [4 pp.]

4 Sixtus IV.

De Regularibus.

1473[–4].
15 Kal. April.
(18 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 121r.)
To the abbot de Flumine dei, and the priors of Dermath and Molyngerre, in the diocese of Meath. Mandate to grant in commendam for life the rectory of Discert in the diocese of Meath, with cure and value 8 marks sterling, void by the death of Henry Okynge extra R.c. (although John, bishop of Clonmacnoise (Cluanen.), has, under pretext of a collation by the ordinary, he having no papal dispensation for the purpose, detained possession for between two and three years, without any canonical title), to Richard Whyte, a monk of St. Mary's, Kilbeggan (de Benedictione dei), O. Cist., in the said diocese, who is illegitimate, being the son of unmarried parents, notwithstanding which he has been made a clerk, and who alleges that the fruits etc. of the said monastery are so slender that the monks cannot dwell there, and that the said bishop, who is to be summoned and removed, neglects the cure of souls and allows the buildings of the said church to fall into ruin. The pope hereby dispenses the said Richard to be promoted to all, even holy orders and be elected etc. to any abbatial dignity of the said order, notwithstanding the said defect, etc. Religionis zelus, vite etc. [3 pp. +]

3 Sixtus IV.

1474.
3 Non. May.
(5 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 153r.)
To Dermit Oflannagan and Charles Magorachtaige, canons of Elphin, and the official of the same. Mandate, as below. The pope has been informed by Donatus Myegillaruayd, perpetual vicar of Fidarta in the diocese of Elphin, that Theobald de Burgo, O.P., who holds by papal dispensation the priory of St. Mary, Rosconran (recte Roscoman), O.S.A., in the said diocese, has committed simony and has alienated [and] dilapidated and converted to his evil uses the immovable goods and the precious moveable goods of the said priory, and, wearing armour like other men at arms, has marched in an army of armed men, in which wilful murder was committed, (fn. 7) has wholly neglected the care of the said priory, and has committed many other excesses and crimes. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above three, if the said Donatus will accuse the said Theobald before them, to summon the latter, and if they find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to receive Donatus as a canon of the said monastery, give him the regular habit, and receive his profession, and thereafter to collate and assign to him the said priory, conventual, with cure, and value 60 marks sterling; whether it be then void by such deprivation and removal, or be still void by the death of Maurice Yconcubair extra R.c., or be void in any other way. The pope hereby dispenses him to retain the said vicarage in commendam for life with the said priory, and, if he resign it, to receive another parish church or perpetual vicarage, and retain it in like commenda. Apostolice sedis providentia. [3¼ pp.]

4 Sixtus IV.

1475.
10 Kal. Sept.
(23 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 202r.)
To Richard Drowthz, a monk of St. Mary's, Conuentre, O.S.B., in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Dispensation to receive and retain any benefice with or without cure, wont to be held by secular clerks, depending on the said monastery or any other monastery of any order, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. [1 p.]
11 Kal. Aug.
(22 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 214r.)
To William Wilkeshere, prior of St. Mary's, Flicham ad Fontes, O.S.A., in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation, as below. The pope lately dispensed him to receive and retain for life with the said priory any other benefice with or without cure, wont to be held by secular clerks, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, it being stated in the pope's letters that the said priory was not conventual nor a dignity [nor] a personatus, that it was not elective, and that it had not cure. At his recent petition, containing that the said priory is a conventual dignity with cure and elective, (fn. 8) the pope, in order that the said letters may not be held surreptitious, hereby grants that they and the said dispensation shall hold good as if it had been expressed in them that the said priory was a conventual dignity and was elective, and that it had cure. Religionis etc. [1⅓ pp.]

3 Sixtus IV.

Prid. Id. Aug.
(12 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 231r.)
To the abbot of Mothel (de Mothalia) in the diocese of Lismore, and the precentor and the archdeacon of Lismore. Mandate, as below. The pope has learned that the monastery of Inishlounaght (de Surio), O. Cist., in the diocese of Lismore, is without an abbot by the death extra R.C. of Patrick Odonnochw, although William, also Odonnochw, a monk, has without title and de facto unlawfully detained possession of it for about a year, as he still does, under pretext of an unlawful bargain between him and Dermit Ohyffernan, likewise a monk (who alleged that provision had been made to him by papal authority of the said monastery, void as above), by which bargain the said Dermit, having received a certain part of the possessions of the said monastery, is said to have sworn not to molest the said William. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above three to summon the said William and others concerned, and cause Thomas Ogrechain, perpetual vicar of the united parish churches of Wortheytrath and of li [sic] Ballimarteli, in the said diocese, the annual value of which vicarages does not exceed 5 marks sterling, if they find him fit to rule the said monastery, to be received as a monk therein, and the habit thereof to be given to him, and receive his regular profession, and thereupon to make provision to him of the said monastery, annual value not exceeding 95 marks sterling, whether void as above, or by the cession of the said Dermit, or in any other way, etc. The pope further grants that he may be blessed by any Catholic bishop of his choice in communion with the apostolic see, and wills that he shall be bound, after he has made the said profession, to resign the said vicarages. Solicite considerationis. [12/3 pp. See above, p. 402.]
14 Kal. Sept.
(19 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 261r.)
To Master Gabriel Contareno, a papal chaplain and auditor. Mandate, as below. It was set forth to Paul II by the late John Caueris, a canon of Scone, O.S.A., in the diocese of St. Andrews, that, on the voidance of the priorship of the monastery of Inchmahome (sancti Colmoci de Insula), O.S.A., in the diocese of Dunblane, by the resignation of the late Gilbert de Camera, the sub-prior and convent elected Thomas Dog. a canon of the said monastery, who, consenting thereto, got it confirmed by John, bishop of Dunblane; that after he had held possession for some months, the said pope, upon his alleging that it was void by the death of the said Gilbert, ordered provision thereof, as so void, and previously reserved, to be made to the same Thomas, the papal letters containing no mention that he had been elected prior of the said monastery as void by the said resignation, and had been confirmed, and had obtained it uncanonically, and had taken the fruits, etc. The said statement adding that the said letters, under pretext of which the said Thomas had continued to detain the monastery for less than a year, were surreptitious, etc., the said pope ordered certain judges [viz. the bishop, the dean and the precentor of Dunkeld] to summon the said Thomas, etc., and if they found the foregoing to be the case, and the said letters to be therefore surreptitious, to decree etc. that they were null and void, etc., and in that event to collate and assign the said priory to the said John [as more fully in Vat. Reg. DXXXIV, f. 69, in Cal Papal Lett., XII, p. 338, e.g. the annual value of the priory is there mentioned, viz. as not exceeding 80l. sterling.]
Subsequently it was set forth by the said Thomas to the present pope that after the date of the said prior letters, a dispute having arisen between the said John and Thomas about the said priory, the latter alleging that provision had been made to him in virtue of the said letters, the said pope Paul committed the cause, at the said John's instance, to Master Nicholas de Edam, a chaplain of the said, as of the present pope, and an auditor of the apostolic palace, who promulgated a definitive sentence by which he adjudged the said priory to Thomas, and imposed perpetual silence on John, from which sentence the latter appealed to the apostolic see; that, at his instance, the present pope committed the said appeal to Master Nicholas de Ubaldis, a papal chaplain and auditor, who, wrongfully proceeding, revoked the sentence of the said Master Nicholas de Edam by his definitive sentence, from which the said Thomas appealed to the said see; that the pope, at the latter's instance, committed his appeal to the above auditor Gabriel; that whilst the appeal was pending before the said auditor, and after he had proceeded, short of a conclusion, the said John died at the said see; and that the pope called up the said appeal cause to himself and extinguished the suit, and granted to the said Thomas that the said prior letters of pope Paul granted to him, and their consequences, should thenceforth hold good, etc., even if the said priory became void by the death of the said John, or in any other way, it being stated in the letters granted to the said Thomas that the annual value of the said priory did not exceed 60l. sterling.
The recent petition of Alexander Ruch, a canon of Cambuskinneth, (fn. 9) O.S.A., in the diocese of St. Andrews, contained that Thomas Lech, a canon of Dunkeld (sub-commissioned by Thomas, bishop of Dunkeld, one of the executors of the said letters granted by pope Paul to the said John), promulgated a sentence in favour of the said John and against the said Thomas; that the latter appealed from it to the said see, and that at his instance the said pope committed his said appeal, and also his appeal from certain alleged grievances inflicted on him by the said bishop or the said canon, to the said Nicholas de Edam, who by his sentence revoked that of the said canon; that no mention was made in the present pope's said letters of the said canon's sentence, nor of the resignation of the said Gilbert, nor of the election and confirmation etc. of the said Thomas; and that the fruits etc. of the said priory were at the date of the pope's said letters granted to the said Thomas worth more than was expressed therein, although they were and are not worth more than 75l. sterling. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above auditor Gabriel, if and after summoning the said Thomas and others concerned he find the statements set forth by the said Alexander to be true, to declare the pope's said letters to have been and to be surreptitious and invalid and null and void, and in the event of his so doing, to surrogate the said Alexander in and to all the right which the said John had in or to the said priory at the time of his death, make collation and provision to him of the said right, admit him to the prosecution and defence of the said right and also of the said suit and cause in the state etc. in which the said John was at the time of his death, etc., and, moreover, to collate and assign to him the said priory itself, which is conventual and depends on no other monastery or religious place, and the fruits etc. of which do not exceed an annual value of 75l. sterling, as the said Alexander alleges; whether it be void by the resignation of the said Gilbert or any other, or be void in any other way, even if it be specially reserved to the apostolic gift, or be generally reserved because it is conventual or by reason of the death of the said John, and even if it be elective and have cure, inducting the said Alexander, and removing the said Thomas and any other unlawful detainer, etc. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (At the end: Jo. xxx. Pridie Kal. Novembris anno quinto. Fortin.) [5⅓ pp.]

Footnotes

  • 1. On the back of the volume: Anno 3. Libro 1.
  • 2. The fourth letter is doubtful.
  • 3. quondam David filius albi militis de Clangibun.
  • 4. tunc in minoribus duntaxat ordinibus constitutus; but cf. below.
  • 5. Several of the letters are indeterminate.
  • 6. interimque sententiis ligatus huiusmodi se fecit ad minores ac etiam ad omnes sacros ordines alias tamen rite promoveri; but cf. above.
  • 7. et in exercitu armatorum ubi homicidium voluntarium perpetratum ex(tat)it etiam loricatus ut ceteri armigeri accederenon expavit.
  • 8. Cumprioratus huiusmodi conventualis dignitas curata et electiva fore noscatur.
  • 9. The middle of the word has been obscured by correction.