Vatican Regesta 578: 1476-1477

Pages 55-56

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. DLXXVIII.

Bullarum Communium Lib. XXVIII. Tom. XXXIII.

6 Sixtus IV.

Prid. Kal. Apr.
(31 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 150v.)
To John Marre, a Friar Preacher, bachelor in theology. Grant in commendam for life, at the petition of James, king of Scots, whose confessor he is, of the preceptorship called the ministership of Failefurde in the diocese of St. Andrews, of the Trinitarian Order, elective and with cure, value not exceeding 30l. sterling, void by the death of James Rede without the Roman court, and therefore reserved under the pope's general reservation of all conventual dignities of any Orders. Religionis zelus, litterarum etc.
Concurrent mandate to the officials of St. Andrews, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Hodie dilecto filio. (In the margin: Apri.) [3¼ pp.]
Prid. Non. Mar.
(6 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 162r.)
To the archdeacon of Richmond in the church of York. Mandate to absolve William Cuerton, a monk of the Carthusian monastery of St. Michael by Kingston upon Hull, in the diocese of York, from sentences of excommunication etc. incurred by leaving the said monastery without licence, on account of the persecutions which he suffered therein, by repairing to the Roman court, always, however, keeping his habit, and by celebrating mass etc., when under the said sentences, although not in contempt of the Keys; to dispense him on account of irregularity, rehabilitate him, and grant him licence to go to his said monastery or transfer himself to another of the same Order. (fn. 1)Sedes apostolica. (Gratis pro deo, et juravit. In the margin: Mar.) [12/3 pp.]
5 Kal. Oct.
(27 Sept.)
(f. 175v.)
To the bishops of Urbino and Tarazona (Tirasonen.), and the official of St. Andrews. Mandate to collate and assign to Andrew Yhowyngu, clerk, of the diocese of Glasgow, bachelor in decrees (who is a continual commensal member of the household of Jerome Visconti de Riano, the pope's vicar-general in the city of Imola, (fn. 2) and who was lately dispensed by papal authority on account of illegitimacy, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold any compatible benefices, and to resign or exchange them, after which he had himself made a clerk by a bishop other than the one deputed in the said dispensation), the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Leylmane, value 4l. sterling, by ancient custom in the presentation of the provost and chapter of St. Salvator at St. Andrews, void by the death of James Scot, to whom, on its voidance by the death of Thomas Rueuod (fn. 3) without the Roman court, provision was made by authority of other papal letters, but who has died without the said court without having obtained possession. Litterarum scientia, vite etc. (In margin: Decembris.) [3 pp.]


  • 1. As an alternative, his petition asked for licence to lead a solitary life as a recluse, under his said habit and order, but this is not included in the actual grant.
  • 2. Hieronimi vicecomitis de Riano pro nobis et Romana ecclesia in civitate nostra Imole vicarii generalis familiaris continuus commensalis.
  • 3. Rather than ‘Kueuod.’