Lateran Regesta 781: 1477

Pages 599-600

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. DCCLXXXI. (fn. 1)

7 Sixtus IV.

De Diversis.

Id. Dec.
(13 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 209v.)
To Thomas Kanydy, a canon of the church of St. Mary at St. Andrews, called the chapel royal, immediately subject to the apostolic see. (fn. 2) Collation and provision, out of consideration for James king of Scots, of the canonry and prebend of the said church, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, which the pope has this day erected and instituted therein, the said canonry and prebend being thereby void at the apostolic see, and therefore ipso facto reserved to the pope. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to Guy (Guidoni) de Morcaul (recte Moreaul), a canon of Besancon (Bisuntin.) John Potier, a canon of Bourges (Bituricen.), and the official of St. Andrews. Hodie dilecto filio. (At the end: A. xii. x. Sextodecimo Kal. Marcii anno septimo. de Petra.) [22/3 pp.]
3 Non. Sept.
(3 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 252v.)
To the bishop of Salisbury. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of William Gydding, priest, of the diocese of Salisbury, M.A., contained that when holding the parish church of Wynfred Newburgh in the said diocese, he arranged with a certain solicitor who frequents the Roman court to obtain for him a dispensation to receive and retain two incompatible benefices, even parish churches, as the said solicitor had promised and as he swore to do, and that he gave [him] money enough for the expedition of such dispensation, and that the said solicitor went to the said court and returned without bringing William the papal letters of dispensation, alleging falsely that he had been robbed on his return journey, and had lost them, wherefore the said William, being perplexed, upon the said solicitor alleging that he intended to return to the said court, made a fresh payment, in the hope and on the condition that he should expedite duplicate letters and deliver them to the said William in England; that meanwhile, on the voidance of the perpetual vicarage of Wanting in the said diocese, the said William was presented thereto by the lay patrons, and was instituted, and that, believing that the said letters had long ago been expedited, he took possession of the said vicarage, and in good faith detained it and the said parish church for more than a month against Execrabilis, taking, however, no fruits in the meantime from the said parish church, but, suspecting the deceit and fraud of the said solicitor, because he returned a second time from the said court, again without bringing the said letters, he resigned to the ordinary the said parish church, retaining the vicarage. (fn. 3) The said vicarage being therefore still void by the said constitution, and consequently reserved to the pope, the pope orders the above bishop to rehabilitate the said William, and, in the event of his so doing, to collate and assign to him the said vicarage, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, and hereby dispenses him to receive it and with it any other benefice, or without it any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages, etc., and retain them for life, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. The pope wills that before the said bishop proceeds to execute these presents, the said William shall resign to him the said vicarage. Apostolice sedis circumspecta benignitas. [2¾ pp. At the end: A. lx. Quinto Kal. Octobis anno septimo. de Petra.]


  • 1. On the back of the volume: Anno 7. Libro 2.
  • 2. canonico ecclesie beate Marie sancti Andree capelle regie nuncupate sedi apostolice immediate subjecte.
  • 3. Exhibita siquidem nobis nuper pro parte dilecti filii Willelmi Gydding presbyteri Saresbiriensis diocesis magistri in artibus petitio continebat quod ipse alias tunc parrochialem ecclesiam de Wynfred Newburgh dicte diocesis inter alia obtinens cum quodam solicitatore curiam Romanam sepius frequentante quod sibi dispensationem ad duo incompatibilia etiam ad parrochiales ecclesias alias in forma impetraret uti ipse facere promiserat et iuramento firmauit conuenit, et pecunias pro expeditione dispensationis huiusmodi sufficientes tradidit et assignavit, qui quidem solicitator pro huiusmodi et aliis negotiis ad dictam curiam profectus et demum ad partes reuersus litteras apostolicas super dispensatione predicta eidem Willelmo minime altulit, asserens licet falso se in reuersione a curia prefata in itinere spoliatum et litteras predictas quas secum deferebat perdidisse, ex quo dictus Willelmus perplexus, volens sibi ipsi consulere, eidem solicitatori asserenti se velle reuerti ad curiam de nouo nouas pecunias numerauit sub spe et pacto quod dupplicatas litteras expediret et infra certum terminum illas sibi in Anglia consignaret, interimque prefatus Willelmus ad vicariam de Wanting dicte Saresbiriensis diocesis que di iure patronatus laicorum existit certo modo vacantem per veros patronos fuit presentatus et institutus, ipseque Willelmus, credens litteras dispensationis huiusmodi diu ante fuisse expeditas et per ipsas posse releuari, vicarie predicte possessionem apprehendens illam et parrochialem ecclesiam predictam post et contra constitutionem felicis recordationis Johannis pape xxii. predecessoris nostri que incipit Execrabilis per mensem et amplius, nullos tamen fructus interim ex dicta parrochiali ecclesia percipiendo, detinuit bona tamen fide, verum cum de dolo et fraude ipsius solicitatoris, ex eo quod reuersus secundo et iterato a prefata curia litteras dispensationis huiusmodi non attulerat, dubitaret, parrochialem ecclesiam predictam vicaria per eum retenta supradicta coram ordinario loci resignauit et dimisit