Vatican Regesta 588: 1477-1478

Pages 70-72

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. DLXXXVIII.

Bullarum Communium Lib. XXXVIII. Tom. XLIII.

7 Sixtus IV.

Id. July.
(15 July.)
Bracciano in the diocese of Sutri.
(f. 53r.)
To the abbot of Clayr alias de Furgio in the diocese of Killaloe (Laonien.), and the dean and official of Killaloe. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Donatus Ograda, clerk, of the diocese of Killaloe, contained that provision was made to him by papal authority of a canonry of Killaloe and the prebend of Tuomgrene therein, and that, wrongly believing that the perpetual vicarage of Tuomgrene in the said diocese was canonically united thereto (of which union no mention was made in the said letters of provision), he got possession of it on its voidance in a certain way, without any title, and took the fruits, etc. for between twelve and thirteen years in good faith; that Matthew, bishop of Killaloe, seeing that Donatus could not well be maintained with the fruits etc. of the said canonry and prebend, united thereto for Donatus's life by his ordinary authority, with consent of the chapter, the said vicarage, then also void in a cetain way, under pretext of which he has, without any rehabilitation, taken the said fruits etc. for between five and six years more, likewise in good faith; that he caught a kinsman of his, a thief and incendiary, and handed him over to his father, without intending his father to do him any harm, whereas his father mutilated the said thief (fn. 1); and that, inasmuch as Donatus McMathona and Lucanus Ocory, clerks, of the said diocese, were molesting him in regard to the canonry and prebend, under pretext of papal letters surreptitiously extorted, he promised by oath to pay them money, and has paid part of it. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above three to absolve Donatus, who alleges that he is of noble birth, from simony and from sentences of excommunication etc. incurred, enjoining penance, dispense him on account of irregularity, dispense him to be promoted to all, even holy and priest's orders, and minister therein, and hold the said canonry and prebend and vicarage, and also, if he obtain it in virtue of these presents, the archdeaconry of Killaloe, and any other compatible benefices, and to resign or exchange them, rehabilitate him, and, summoning the said Donatus McMathona and Lucanus, relax the said oath. In the event of their so doing, they are to collate and assign to him the said canonry and prebend, value 16 marks sterling, and grant him in commendam for life the said archdeaconry, a nonmajor dignity, the value of which and of its annexed prebend does not exceed 40 marks sterling, void by the death of Thady McNamara without the Roman court. Furthermore, if they find that the reasons for the said union still hold good, they are to confirm it, and to unite the said vicarage, value 6 marks sterling, to the said canonry and prebend for the lifetime of Donatus, and as long as he holds them. He is first to resign the vicarage. Apostolice sedis. (In the margin: Aug.) [10 pp.]

8 Sixtus IV.

16 Kal. Oct.
(16 Sept.)
Bracciano in the diocese of Sutri.
(f. 215r.)
To the archbishop of Patras (Patracen.), the dean of Moray and the precentor of Glasgow. Mandate to collate and assign to John Browne, clerk, of the diocese of Glasgow, M.A. and bachelor in decrees, the parish church of Kyrkben in the said diocese, value 16l. sterling, provision of which was made by papal authority to the late Thomas de Camera, clerk, (who won before a papal auditor against Alexander Cant, clerk, a definitive sentence about it, which became a res judicata), and which has become void by the death of the said Thomas without the Roman court, without his having obtained possession; whether it be so void, or by the pope's promotion of Andrew, bishop of Orkney to that see, and by his consecration, or in any other way. Litterarum scientia, vite etc. (In the margin: Oct.) [3 pp. +.]

6 Sixtus IV.

5 Non. March.
(3 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 229v.)
To the provosts of Creichton, Holy Trinity near Edinburgh, and Dallreith (recte Dalkeith), in the diocese of St. Andrews. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of George Broun, clerk, of the diocese of Brechin, contained that after the pope's union of the parish church of Tynyghan and six others in the diocese of St. Andrews to the archiepiscopal mensa of St. Andrews, the said church became void by the resignation of Andrew Martini to John Drummont, dean of Dunblane, who, perhaps in ignorance of the said union, made collation and provision of it to Hugh Douglas, clerk, of the diocese of St. Andrews. The said collation and provision being therefore without force, the pope, to whom James, king of Scots has specially written on the subject, hereby suspends the said union, for this turn only, and orders the above three to summon the said Hugh and others concerned, and to collate and assign the said church, value 20l. sterling, to George. Vite etc. (In the margin: Junij.) [6 pp.]


  • 1. cum prefatus Donatus quendam eius consanguineum furem et incendiarium cepisset, idem Donatus consignavit illum genitori suo, non tamen animo ut idem eius genitor dicto furi aliquod dampnum inferret; ipse autem genitor dicto furi genitalia amputavit. …