Vatican Regesta 573: 1471-1476

Pages 46-49

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. DLXXIII.

Bullarum Communium Lib. Lib. XXIII. Tom. XXVIII.

5 Sixtus IV.

3 Id. March.
(13 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 22r.)
To the abbots of St. Mary's de Fontance and Whalley, in the dioceses of York and Lichfield and Coventry, and the prior of Carlisle. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Gilbert Marsden, (fn. 1) a canon of the priory of Bolton in Crawen, O.S.A., in the diocese of York, contained that on the voidance of that priory by the resignation of Christopher Laschoris without the Roman court, the convent unanimously elected by way of scrutiny the said Gilbert, who consented, but that, although the election was canonical, William Potman, vica-general in spirituals of George, archbishop of York, unjustly refused to confirm it, wherefore Gilbert has appealed to the apostolic see. At his petition for the commission in England of the appeal cause and of the cause which he intends to bring against Christopher, who hinders the said election from being confirmed and Gilbert's obtaining peaceable possession, the pope hereby orders the above three to summon William and Christopher, hear both sides and decide what is just without appeal, causing their decision to be observed by ecclesiastical censure. Humilibus supplicum votis. (In the margin: Mar.) [1⅓ pp.]
6 Non. Oct.
(2 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 25r.)
To Alexander Rate, clerk, of the diocese of St. Andrews, a member of the pope's household. Decree, etc., as below. On the voidance of the deanery of Dunkeld, a major dignity, by the death of Patrick Yhowng without the Roman court, the pope made provision of it to the above Alexander. His recent petition contained that a cause arose about it between him and James Lewinton, [now bishop] elect of Dunkeld, then of lower rank, (fn. 2) and that the pope committed it, although not lawfully devolved to the said court, to Master Gabriel de Contarenis, a papal chaplain and auditor. Seeing that, the cause being still pending before the said auditor, the pope has this day made provision to James of the said see, whereby, as also by his impending consecration, the deanery, value 60l. sterling, is to become void, the pope, hereby calling up to himself the said suit, and extinguishing it, decrees that the said letters and their consequences shall hold good from the date of these presents. Grata familiaritatis obsequia. (Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. In the margin. Decembris.) [2¼ pp. See above, p. 40.]
7 Kal. Feb.
(26 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 40v.)
To the dean and Donald Macbreyn, canon of Emly, and the official of the same. Mandate to cause Maurice Oglesayn, clerk, of the diocese of Killaloe (Laonien.), to be received as a canon of the priory of St. John Baptist by Lenaenach, O.S.A., in the said diocese, cause the regular habit to be given him, and receive his profession, and thereupon to collate and assign to him the said priory, conventual, elective and with cure, dependent on no other monastery, and value not exceeding 80 marks sterling, void and reserved (under the pope's general reservation of all conventual priories) by the resignation of Maurice Ycynedyg (fn. 3) to the ordinary; summoning and removing Odo Okeruyll, priest, who has detained it for between one and three years in virtue of papal letters in which it was stated that the value did not exceed 50 marks sterling. Apostolice sedis. (In the margin: Fe.) [3¼ pp.]
4 Id. Feb.
(10 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 42d.)
Grant to the church of Glasgow, at the petition of king James, of the indulgences etc. of the Jubilee year. Ad fut. rei mem. Pastoris eterni. (De Curia). [8 pp. Theiner, op. cit. p. 474.]

4 Sixtus IV.

Non. April.
(5 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 88r.)
Decree etc., as below. The see of Kildare (Daren.) having become void by the death of Geoffrey, during whose life the pope had specially reserved it, and Richard Long, clerk, having intruded himself without any canonical title, and unlawfully detaining possession, the pope gave commission to Theodore, cardinal deacon of St. Theodore's, to inquire thereupon, and also upon the fitness of the late David, sometime [bishop] elect of Kildare, and to report to the pope in secret consistory; whereupon the said cardinal cited Richard to appear before him in person, and, proceeding in contumacy, in due course reported to the pope, who on 4 Kal. Aug. anno 3 [29 July, 1474] made provision to the said David and removed Richard. Having been informed that the said church is still void as above, because David has died at the apostolic see, without his letters of provision having been drawn up and without having had possession, the pope has this day made provision to James Wal, [now bishop] elect of Kildare. In order, therefore, that there may be no doubt about the said sentence and removal etc., because David's said letters were not drawn up, the pope hereby decrees that they shall take effect from the date thereof, and that these presents shall be sufficient proof of them; with mandate executory hereby to the bishops of Aleria (Aelerien.), Ossory and Leighlin, who are to compel Richard to give up possession, under pain of excommunication etc., invoking, if necessary, the said of the secular arm. Ad fut. rei mem. Admonet nos. (In the margin: Jan.) [3 pp.]

1 Sixtus IV.

16 Kal. Jan.
(17 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 95r.)
To the bishops of Urbino and Aberdeen, and the dean of Glasgow. Mandate (the pope having this day by other letters ordered certain judges to receive Alexander Haliday, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, as a canon of the monastery of St. Anthony, O.S.A., in the diocese of Vienne, give him the habit, and receive his profession), to collate and assign to him thereafter the preceptorship of the house of St. Anthony near Leych (recte Leyth), O.S.A., in the said diocese of St. Andrews, which is general and non-elective, dependent on the said monastery and wont to be governed by its canons, with cure and value 35l. of the money of Scotland, (fn. 4) void by the death of John Fuches without the Roman court, and reserved under the pope's reservation of all preceptorships general: whether it be so void, or by the resignation of Michael Gray, or in any other way. Religionis zelus, etc. (In the margin: Fe.) [3 pp.]

5 Sixtus IV.

Prid. Non. Jan.
(4 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 161v.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's Macosquin (de Clarofonte), and the prior of St. Mary's, Dungempin [sic], in the diocese of Derry (Deren.), and the dean of Derry. Mandate, at the petition of Patrick Omergay, clerk, of the diocese of Derry, to erect the rectory of Arigul in the said diocese, with cure and value 3 marks sterling, (so long void by the resignation of John Icylti to Nicholas, bishop of Derry, that its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see), into a prebend of Derry, without cure, and to make provision to the said Patrick (who, notwithstanding his illegitimacy, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, has been made a clerk by authority of the ordinary) of a canonry of Derry, and to collate and assign to him the said rectory, thus erected into a sine cura prebend. He is hereby dispensed to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold the said canonry and prebend, and to resign or exchange them, etc., notwithstanding the said defect, etc. Apostolice solicitudinis. (In the margin: Jan.) [4 pp. +.]
Kal. Jan.
(1 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 178v.)
To the prior of St. Mary's, Clontuasgertaomane, in the diocese of Clonfert. Mandate to reserve and thereafter to collate and assign to John Okaelly, clerk, of the diocese of Clonfert (who is by both parents of noble birth, and was lately present in arms in divers conflicts wherein a number of men were killed and wounded, but without himself killing anybody) one or two benefices, even if one have cure, etc., value 20 marks sterling if with cure etc., or 18 if not, in the gift of the bishops and chapters etc. of Clonfert and Elphin; the present letters to hold good as if granted under date Kal. Jan. anno 1 [1 Jan., 1471–2]. He is first to be absolved from any guilt of homicide which he may have incurred, penance being enjoined, rehabilitated, and dispensed on account of irregularity, and dispensed to be promoted to all other, even holy orders, and minister therein, short of the ministry of the altar. Dignum arbitramur. (In the margin: Mar.) [3 pp., +.]
Id. March.
(15 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 248v.)
Confirmation of Pius II's letters of provision to John Stak of the see of Ardfert; with letters conservatory for him hereby. Ad fut. rei mem. Dignitatum omnium. (Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. In the margin: Mar.) [5¼ pp. Theiner, op. cit., p. 476, with abbreviation of the proem and final clauses.]


  • 1. The ‘d’ is ill written.
  • 2. In minoribus constitutum.
  • 3. Or Ycyredyg.
  • 4. Cuius fructus redditus et proventus triginta quinque librarum sterlingorum monet(e) Scotie s(ecundu)m co(mmunem) exti (mationem) va(lorem) an(nuum) ut idem Alexander asserit non excedunt. There is evidently an omission, either of the value in pounds Scots or of the value in pounds sterling.