Vatican Regesta 726: 1487

Pages 201-202

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 14, 1484-1492. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1960.

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Vatican Regesta, Vol. DCCXXVI. (fn. 1)

Bullarum Liber XXIX.

3 Innocent VIII.

Prid. Non. Aug.
(4 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 303r.)
To the bishop of Aleria (Alerien.). Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Odo Ydugnach, a canon of the monastery of Holy Trinity de Lauda [sic] dey [i.e. dei] alias Balibagam, O.S.A., in the diocese of Meath, contained that on the voidance of the monastery of SS. John and Peter, Clovairde [sic], of the said order and diocese, by the death of abbot James extra R.c., Edmund Ofaelecam and William Dalton, canons thereof, assembled the convent for the election of a new abbot, and that the convent postulated the said Odo, then a secular priest, who consented thereto, and, after he had been received as a canon in the said monastery of Holy Trinity, and after he had made his profession as a canon thereof, John, bishop of Meath, admitted the said postulation by his ordinary authority, translated him from Holy Trinity to SS. John and Peter's, and appointed him abbot thereof and blessed him, (fn. 2) in virtue of which appointment he has obtained possession of the rule and administration and goods. The said petition adding that he doubts whether the said appointment holds good, and the pope having learned that the said monastery of SS. John and Peter is still void as above, he hereby orders the above bishop, if he find the said Odo to be fit, to make provision to him of the said monastery, yearly value not exceeding 16 marks sterling, howsoever it be void. Solicite considerationis. (Gratis de mandato sanctissimi domini nostri pape.) [2¼ pp. In the margin at the end: ‘Sept (embris).’]


  • 1. On the back of the volume: ‘Inn. viii. Bullar. An. i. ii. iii. L. xxix.' On the front cover of the original sheepskin binding, preserved at the beginning of the volume, is the contemporary ‘R (ecipe) Stefane,’ and one or two similar notes, less clear, and on the back of it is the usual later ‘Innoc. 8. Lib. 29.' There are i–cccxx ff. of text, and no ‘rubricelle.’
  • 2. dilecti filii Edimundus Ofaelecam et Willelmus Dalton canonici eiusdem monasterii sanctorum Johannis et Petri illius conventum representantes et constituentes pro celebranda electione futuri inibi abbatis, vocatis omnibus qui voluerunt potuerunt et debuerunt electioni huiusmodi co[m]mode interesse, die ad eligendum prefixa ut moris est convenientes in unum, ipsum Odonem tunc presbyterum secularem in eorum et dicti monasterii santtorum [sic] Johannis et Petri abbatem concorditer postularunt, ipseque Odo postulationi huiusmodi, illius sibi presentato decreto, consensit, et cum in dicto monasterio sancte Trinitatis in canonicum rite receptus fuisset et regularem professionem per canonicos ipsius monasterii sancte Trinitatis emitti solitam expresse emisisset, venerabilis frater noster Johannes episcopus Midensis postulationem ipsam ordinaria auctoritate admittens eundem Odonem a dicto monasterio sancte Trinitatis ad dictum monasterium sanctorum Johannis et Petri transtulit et eidem monasterio sanctorum Johannis et Petri prefecit in abbatem sibique munus benedictionis impendit. …