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Regesta 294: 1382-1383

Pages 244-249

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 4, 1362-1404. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1902.

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Regesta, VOL. CCXCIV.

5 Clement VII. Anti-Pope.

De Indultis, Privilegiis, Et Dispensationibus, Etc.

1383.
4 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f.6.)
To John de Daldowy, priest, of the diocese of Glasgow. Conferring on him the dignity of papal chaplain.
3 Kal. June.
Avingnon.
(f. 10.)
To Gilbert de Ly[l]e, rector of Forest in the diocese of Glasgow. Dispensation to hold one other benefice with cure, even if it be a dignity with cure, personatus, or office; be in a cathedral church even metropolitan, or a collegiate; and be elective; provided that such dignity, if in a cathedral church, be below the pontifical, or if in a collegiate, be not a principal dignity; provided also that the cure of souls in neither be neglected.
5 Id. June.
Avignon.
(f. 10.)
To Eufamia, consort of Robert king of Scotland. Indult to choose her confessor.
2 Non. June.
Avignon.
(f. 11.)
To Gilbert de Lile, rector of St. Mary's, Forest, in the diocese of Glasgow. The like.
16 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 34.)
Suspension from the administration of his diocese in spiritualities and temporalities of Robert bishop of Killala, under the following circumstances:— The pestiferous man Bartholomew, formerly archbishop of Bari, having been by violence intruded into the apostolic see, and a number of prelates and other ecclesiastical persons of the parts of Ireland having adhered to him, the pope sent Thomas [de Roschoman, added in the following letter, f. 35] prior of St. Coman's, Roscommon, in the diocese of Elphin, with letters containing the truth of the said intrusion and of his own election, and the processes against Bartholomew and his adherents, with power to convoke the clergy and people of the said parts to see the letters published; the pope, moreover, ordered the archbishop of Tuam and his suffragans to publish them in their cities and dioceses. Afterwards, when the prior summoned to Roscommon the archbishop and the bishops of Kilmacduagh and Clonfert, and Robert bishop of Killala, his suffragans, to see and hear the publication, the said Robert sent John Macoyreachtayg, archdeacon of Killala, to oppose and disobey the same, and to assert Bartholomew to be the true pope. Upon the prior publishing the letters in the presence of the archbishop, the bishops of Kilmacduagh, Clonfert, and Achonry, and other prelates, and a multitude of seculars, regulars, and lay persons, who professed themselves ready to obey, the said John, in the name of Robert, made opposition (Robert afterwards ratifying the same), asserting that Bartholomew was the true pope, naming him Urban VI. and endeavouring to bring the clergy and people of the same cities and dioceses to his obedience. When the archbishop admonished Robert, and ordered him to desist from his rebellion against the pope and the Roman church, to return to the unity of the catholic church, and to publish in his diocese the aforesaid processes, he persevered in his rebellion, and the archbishop declared that he was to be deposed from the episcopal dignity. Robert, by certain letters of the said Bartholomew, publicly declared the archbishop excommunicate, tried to induce his subjects not to obey him, and caused sums of money due to the papal camera to be assigned to Hugh bishop of Clonmacnoise (Oluariensis for Cluanensis, as in the following letter, f. 35), for the said Bartholomew. The prior then cited Robert to appear before Peter cardinal priest of St. Mark's, at Avignon, to whom, and to Nicholas cardinal priest of St. Mary's in Trastevere, the pope gave a verbal commission to examine the case against Robert, and to report to the pope. The cardinals, inasmuch as Robert had not answered to his citation, cited him again, and on his again not appearing, proceeded to the inquisi- tion of the case. On their report, and after diligent deliberation with them, the pope suspends the bishop. [Cf. Valois, II. 317n.]
Ibid.
(f 35.)
To the archbishops of Armagh and Cashel, and to the bishop of Glasgow. Recapitulation of the above circumstances of the suspension of Robert bishop of Killala, the administration of whose diocese the pope commits to Cornelius Oconeyl, canon of Tuam; with mandate to execute the same.
Ibid.
(f. 36.)
Suspension, in like manner as above, of Thomas bishop of Elphin, who acknowledged (as above) Bartholomew as the true pope, and, on pretext of his letters, admitted Malachy Ochynnerigi to the deanery, refused to obey the monitions and mandates of the archbishop of Tuam (as above), declared him excommunicate (as above) in the church of Kingstown (Villa Regum) in the diocese of Tuam, and caused sums of money to be assigned (as above). Having been twice cited to appear (as above), he remains contumacious.
Ibid.
(f. 37.)
To the archbishops of Armagh and Cashel, and the bishop of Glasgow. Recapitulation of the suspension of Thomas bishop of Elphin, the administration of whose diocese the pope commits to John Omochan, canon of Elphin; with mandate to execute the same.
1382.
2 Kal. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 41.)
To the bishops of Raphoe and Killala, and the archdeacon of Elphin. Mandate to induct and defend Macharius called de Lochque, or his proctor, in possession of the administration of the Premonstratensian abbey of Lochque, in the diocese of Elphin, provision of which the pope gave him, then abbot of Holy Trinity, Tuam, on its voidance by the death of abbot Matthew, during whose lifetime it was reserved to the pope. Macharius doubts whether the adherents of Bartholomew will not hinder the same.
1383.
6 Non. March.
Avignon.
(f. 61d.)
To the bishops of Glasgow, Dunkeld, and Aberdeen. Mandate of provision in favour of William abbot of the Benedictine monastery of Londors (Lindores) in the diocese of St. Andrews, who received provision thereof from the present pope, but having been unable to obtain possession, has received further provision, under mandate addressed to the above three bishops, of Dunfermline, said to be void by the resignation, made to William bishop of St. Andrews, of John de Stramigloke (Strathmiglo). The pope now orders that if they do not find that Dunfermline is void, and provision thereof have not been made to William, as above, they are to make provision to him, if found fit, of any other void monastery of any order under the rule of St. Benedict, [monasteries] of the Cistercian order and the Benedictine monastery of Calcow (Kelso) in the diocese of St. Andrews being alone excepted; notwithstanding that such monastery be of another order, or the habit therein be of another colour and form than in Londors. The pope wills, however, that William shall wear the habit thereof and otherwise confirm himself. The bishops are to receive his oath of fealty according to the form inclosed and send it under seal to the pope.
3 Kal. June.
Avignon.
(f. 98d.)
To William abbot of Lindores. Grant and assignation of an annual pension of 20l. to be paid in equal portions at Christmas and Candlemas, upon the abbatial mensa of Dunfermline, until he obtains possession of the goods of Lindores or other monastery.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Glasgow, and the provosts of Avignon and the free royal chapel of St. Andrews.
2 Kal. June.
Avignon.
(f. 105d.)
To Duncan Petit, provost of St. Andrews. Faculty to him, who is secretary of king Robert, to dispense twelve persons of the realm, of illegitimate birth, to be ordained and hold a benefice apiece, even with cure of souls.
2 Non. June.
Avignon.
(f. 105d.)
To the same. Faculty to dispense six men and as many women of the realm, related to one another in the third or fourth degree of kindred or affinity, to intermarry; or having married in ignorance of an impediment, to remain in the marriage so contracted, declaring their past and future offspring legitimate.
5 Id. June.
Avignon.
(f. 105d.)
To Eufamia, consort of king Robert. Indult that all members of her household, while engaged in her service, may choose a confessor, who may give absolution and enjoin penance, even in cases in which minor papal penitentiaries at the Roman court may do so. [See Reg. ccxcvi. f. 9.]
2 Non. June.
Avignon.
(f. 112d.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Mandate, if the facts be as stated, to dispense Patrick de Sandilandis, donsel, and Isabella, relict of John de Lyndissoun (Lyndissen in Rubrice for Lyndissey), knight, to intermarry; John having been related to Patrick in the third degree of kindred.
2 Non. June.
Avignon.
(f. 114.)
Confirmation with exemplifications, on the petition of the Benedictine abbot and convent of Dunferynlyne in the diocese of St. Andrews, of their grant in fee, as also of the confirmations thereof by the sealed letters patent of king Robert and William bishop of St. Andrews, of all lands in the domain (dominii) of Swyntoun Magna to John de Swyntoun, knight, lord of Swynton Parva, in return for an annual pension or cess of 20 marks from him and his heirs to the prior and monks of the dependent priory of Coldinghine in the same diocese. The letters of abbot John and the convent of Dunfermline, containing the details of the grant of the said lands, which are situate in the barony of Coldingham and the county of Sewlkik (Selkirk), are sealed with the common seal of the chapter, and are witnessed by William bishop of St. Andrews; John earl of Carrik, steward of Scotland; Robert earl of Fif and Menteth; William earl of Douglas and Mar; George earl of March, lord of Annandale (Vallis Anandie) and Man; John earl of Moray (Muriabe); James de Douglas, lord of Liddesdale (Vallis de Lydel), Archibald de Douglas, lord of Galloway (Galwidie), knights, and many others not named. The confirmation by Robert king of Scots is sealed with his seal, and is witnessed by William bishop of St. Andrews; John bishop of Dunkeld, the king's chancellor; John earl of Carryk, the king's eldest son, steward of Scotland; Robert earl of Fif and Menteth, the king's son; William earl of Douglas and Mar, the king's cousin; James de Lyndessay, the king's nephew, and Alexander de Lyndessay, the king's cousin, knights; at Methfen, 20 May, in the tenth year of his reign. The confirmation by William de Loundols, bishop of St. Andrews, is sealed with his seal and the common seal of the chapter, and dated at St. Andrews, 2 Nov. 1382.
Id. June.
Avignon.
(f. 145.)
To Alan de Lorgis, rector of Meffen in the diocese of St. Andrews. Dispensation to him, who holds also a canonry and prebend of Dunkeld, and is clerk of the audit (clericus probationis) of king Robert's house, to receive one other benefice with cure of souls, even an elective dignity in a collegiate church, and to retain with it, during the pope's pleasure, his rectory.
Ibid.
(f. 145d.)
To Duncan Petyt, provost of St. Mary's, St. Andrews, bachelor of canon and civil law. Extension to him, who is archdeacon of Whitehern, of a former dispensation from the present pope—to receive and hold, along with his archdeaconry, which is a dignity with cure, or (the same being resigned) to hold along with another benefice, even a dignity, personatus, or office, with cure, any other benefice with cure, even a dignity, personatus, or office; on condition that within a certain time expressed he should exchange for a compatible benefice his archdeaconry or the additional benefice, the pope willing that the archdeaconry should otherwise, upon the expiry of that time, be resigned and declared void— so that he (who is secretary of king Robert, and has by virtue of the above dispensation obtained the provostship of St. Mary's, St. Andrews, a dignity with cure) may, even after the expiry of the said time, retain and hold both his archdeaconry and the said provostship, or, if either of them be exchanged or otherwise resigned, may retain and hold in its place, along with the other, a benefice with cure, even a dignity, personatus, or office. [See Reg. cclx. f. 7d.]
Kal. Oct.
Chateauneuf, dioc.
Avignon.
(f. 187d.)
To the bishop of Brechin, and the officials of St. Andrews and Dunkeld. Mandate to summon those concerned, and, if the facts be as stated, to make order respecting the Benedictine monastery of Lundors (Lindores) in the diocese of St. Andrews, into which John Steil, monk of the same, has intruded himself, and which abbot William and Hugh Liel, Simon de Dunde and John de Angusia, monks thereof, refusing to obey and adhere to the said John, and to dwell (conversari) with him and other excommunicated monks, and fearing therefore imprisonment, other vexations, and evil treatment, have been constrained to leave. John Steele and his accomplices have taken a topaz value 20l. delivered by Roger, late abbot, to the custody of Hugh, as well as books, vestments, copes, cloths (pannis), and other of their goods, so that the said abbot and monks have for two years been forced to beg among their friends. Further, although other monks, John's adherents, refusing to obey abbot William and the papal mandates, have been publicly excommunicated by him, they do not fear to celebrate divine offices and take part therein, of whom two, John de Stramygloke (Strathmiglo) and Donald de Echlyn, have presumed to take priest's orders. The said goods are to be restored, and a provision for food and clothing is to be made from the rents of the monastery until abbot William shall obtain possession; the sentences of excommunication are to be solemnly published, and the said John de Stramygloke and Donald are to be suspended from their orders until they come to the apostolic see to be absolved. [See f. 61d.]