Lateran Regesta 747: 1475-1476

Pages 416-418

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. DCCXLVII. (fn. 1)

4 Sixtus IV.

De Diversis.

5 Kal. Aug.
(28 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 46v.)
To Edmund Lockay alias Willeynson, (fn. 2) perpetual vicar of Wolvey in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage, value 20l. sterling, one other benefice, and (et) without the said vicarage, any two 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. [12/3 pp.]

5 Sixtus IV.

Kal. Sept.
(1 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 59v.)
To William Tykhull, rector of St. Mary's, Morley, in the same diocese. The like, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. [2 pp.]

4 Sixtus IV.

11 Kal. Sept.
(22 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 60v.)
To John, abbot of St. Mary's, Tupholm, O. Praem., in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said monastery any benefice, secular or regular, even if such secular benefice be a parish church etc., or such regular benefice be an elective priory with cure, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Personam tuam. [1¼ pp.]
8 Kal. May.
(24 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 86r.)
To Robert Culguoho(n)ne, [bishop] elect of Argyll (Ergadien.). Motu proprio grant to him (to whom the pope has this day made provision of the said church), to retain for life his canonry and prebend (which is of lay patronage) of Glasgow. Personam tuam. [1 p.]
15 Kal. Aug.
(18 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 109r.)
To the dean, the archdeacon and the official of Ardagh. Mandate to collate and assign to Cormac Machynnoglay, clerk, of the diocese of Ardagh, the perpetual vicarage of the parish church de Kyllynymury in the said diocese, with cure and value 6 marks sterling (half of which is in the hands of a certain layman), (fn. 3) void at the apostolic see, and therefore reserved, by the death there of Bernard Machynnaglay; summoning and removing Rory Ohuban, clerk, who, as the said Cormac alleges, has without any title detained possession for between about two and three years. Vite etc. (At the end: P. Gratis pro deo. Nono Kal. Augusti anno quarto. de Varris.) [14/5 pp.]

5 Sixtus IV.

11 Kal. June.
(22 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 178r.) (fn. 4)
To John Fuller, perpetual vicar of Westeham in the diocese of Chichester, bachelor in decrees. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage, value 20l. sterling, one other benefice, etc. as above, f. 46v. Litterarum scientia, vite etc. [2 pp.]

4 Sixtus IV.

1475 (fn. 5)
5[sic] Non. June
(1 June)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 268r.)
To Nicholas Goldewel, rector of Whyrlyngworth in the diocese of Norwich, bachelor of civil law (in legibus). Dispensation, as above, f. 46v., mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. [2 pp.]
3 Kal. April.
(30 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 277v.)
To the bishop of Llandaff. Mandate to absolve from excommunication incurred, enjoining a salutary penance, and to dispense, after temporary separation, John Gwyn, layman, and Joan Gamage, mulier, of his diocese, (who contracted marriage, not in ignorance that they were related in the third and triple fourth degrees of affinity), to remain in the said marriage, notwithstanding the said impediments of affinity, and also the fact that the said Joan was godmother to a daughter of the said John by another wife; decreeing past offspring, if any, and future offspring legitimate. Oblate nobis. [1 p.]
6 Id. July.
(10 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 320r.)
To Roger Rotherham, archdeacon of Rochester (Roffen.), doctor of civil law (legum). Dispensation, as below. Paul II dispensed him to receive and retain for life with the parish church of Fecknam in the diocese of Norwich one other benefice, or without the said church 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 pleased [Cal. Papal Lett., XII, p. 799]. The pope now dispenses him, who has resigned Fecknam, and has in virtue of the said dispensation obtained the archdeaconry of Rochester, which is a major dignity, and the archdeaconry of Chester in the church of Coventry and Lichfield, which is a non-major dignity, to receive and retain for life with the said archdeaconries, or with such other two incompatible benefices, any third benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church, etc., or a dignity, etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases; provided that of such three incompatible benefices not more than two be parish churches or perpetual vicarages. Litterarum etc. [1¾ pp.]
15 Kal. July.
(17 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 322v.)
To the archdeacon and the precentor of Ross, and Anasius [sic] Odonnamayn, a canon of the same. Mandate, as below. The pope lately ordered provision to be made to John Roche, rector of St. Mary's, Standon, in the diocese of Cork, of the precentorship of Cork, void by the death of Donatus Oriwerdayn extra R.c., the pope's letters stating that, as the said John alleged, the fruits etc. of the said precentorship did not exceed an annual value of 20 marks sterling. The recent petition of Cornelius Ymurchu, clerk, of the said diocese, contained that he and a certain companion of his, both of whom were then clerks, after an exchange of insults came to blows, even to bloodshed (fn. 6); that the said Cornelius, being under a sentence of excommunication therefor, has often taken part in masses and other divine offices, but not in contempt of the Keys; and that the said fruits etc. are worth more than as stated, although not more than 30 marks sterling. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above three, the said Cornelius being unable, from fear of the said John, to meet him in the city or diocese of Cork, to absolve him from the said excess and sentence, enjoining a salutary penance, dispense him on account of irregularity and rehabilitate him, and in the event of their so doing to summon the said John and others concerned, and, if they find the said letters surreptitious by reason of the said misstatement, to declare them null and void, and in that event to collate and assign the said precentorship, a non-major nonelective dignity, to the said Cornelius, inducting him, etc. Apostolice sedis indefessa clementia. (At the end: Jo. xxviii. Quartodecimo Kal. Augusti anno quarto. Fortin.) [2¾ pp.]


  • 1. On the back of the volume: Anno 4. Libro 2.
  • 2. ? recte Willcynson.
  • 3. cuius fructus redditus et proventus sex marcharum sterlingorum secundum communen extimacionem valorem annuum ut dictus Cormacus asserit non excedunt, et qui per certum laicum pro mediatate occupantur et distrahuntur.
  • 4. On f. 251v. is an indult dated 1475, Prid. Non. July, anno 4, for George Menipeni, rector of Alpalhargues in the diocese of Uzès (Uticen.), LL.D., orator of Louis, king of the French, to the pope. He is doubtless the George Monypenny of Cal. Papal Lett. xi., p. 412, and xii. pp. 606 and 765.
  • 5. 5 Non. June being equivalent to Kal. June, there is presumably a scribal error in the date.
  • 6. ipse Cornelius et quidam eius socius tunc in clericatus ordine constituti cum inter eos certa verba injuriosa hinc inde mota fuissent se inuicem usque ad sanguinis effusionem percusserunt.