Regesta 296: 1384-1385

Pages 250-252

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. CCXCVI.

7 Clement VII. Anti-Pope.

De Indultis, Privilegiis, Et Dispensationibus, Etc.

2 Non. April.
(f. 9.)
To Eufemia, queen of Scotland. Indult to choose her confessor, who may give absolution even in cases in which papal minor penitentiaries do so, unless they be such that the apostolic see needs to be consulted. [See Reg. ccxciv. f. 105d.]
8 Kal. Feb.
(f. 10.)d
To Thomas de Kirkeubrich, Cistercian monk of Sweetheart (Dulcicorde) in the diocese of Glasgow. Conferring on him the dignity of papal chaplain, with the enjoyment of all exemptions, privileges, liberties, and immunities appertaining thereto. [See f. 76.]
[8 Kal. Dec.
(f. 36.)
To the dean and chapter of Glasgow. Desiring them to give help and obedience to Walter [Wardlaw], cardinal priest of the Roman church, whom the pope, desiring to honour the church of Glasgow and the realm of Scotland, raised to that dignity [Dec. 23, 1383 (Reg. Avignon, Clem. VII. xxxi. f. 63., cit. Eubel, Hierarchia)], empowering him, for the support of his rank and expenses, and for a certain fixed time, to retain the said church, with the administration of its spiritualities and temporalities, even as before his promotion.
(f. 36d.)
To Robert, king of Scotland. Commending to him the said cardinal and his church.
8 Kal. Dec.
(f. 36d.)
To Walter cardinal priest of the holy Roman church. Indult for two years to visit by deputy his church of Glasgow and the churches, monasteries, and other ecclesiastical places and persons of his city and diocese, and to receive moderate procurations in ready money.
(f. 37.)
To the same. Faculty to dispense fifty men and as many women in the realms of Scotland and Ireland, who are related in the fourth degree of kindred or affinity, to intermarry.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to dispense ten men and as many women in the said realms, who have intermarried being so related and being ignorant of the existence of an impediment, to remain in the marriages so contracted, declaring past and future offspring legitimate.
Ibid. To the same. Mandate to visit in person or by deputy exempt monasteries of both sexes and those immediately subject to the apostolic see, in the realms of Scotland and Ireland, they being in many ways deformed and broken down (collapsa), and to correct and reform what is amiss therein; with power for his deputies to receive moderate stipends therefrom.
(f. 37d.)
To the same. Power for two years to cause, in his city and diocese, by any bishop or bishops in communion with the apostolic see, the first clerical tonsure and all other minor and holy orders to be conferred, bishops, churches, basilicas, and altars to be consecrated, abbots, abbesses, vestments, and church vessels to be blessed, churches and places to be reconciled, chrism and oil to be made for the sick, and other things pertaining to the pontifical office.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to dispense a hundred persons of the realms of Scotland and Ireland, of illegitimate birth, to be ordained and receive and hold one, two, or three benefices, one having cure of souls, and to resign or exchange them as often as they please for similar or dissimilar benefices.
Ibid. To the same. Indult to exercise the same powers in the realms of Scotland and Ireland as are exercised by legates a latere, with faculty to compel obedience from any rank, condition, or order by ecclesiastical censure without appeal, any privilege general or special notwithstanding.
(f. 38.)
To the abbot of Kylwynnyn in the diocese of Glasgow, the provost of St. Andrews, and the subdean of Glasgow. Mandate, recapitulating the above indult (f. 36d.), to cause to be admitted any deputy of the said cardinal sent on the said visitation, and payment to be made to the cardinal or his proctor of the said procurations. [Omitted in Rubrice.]
7 Id. Nov.
(f. 52d.)
Relaxation of penance in favour of the church of St. Andoche de Saulieu (Sedeleto for Sedeloco) in the diocese of Autun, which has been despoiled of its chalices, books, and other ornaments, and for the greater part destroyed by the English and the enemies of the realm of France.
Id. April.
(f. 76.)
To the archdeacon of Whitehern and the chancellor and official of Glasgow. Mandate to assign to Master Thomas de Kyr[k]euwrych, Cistercian monk of Sweetheart in the diocese of Glasgow, papal chaplain [see f. 10], who desires to acquire the pearl of knowledge, a yearly pension of 10l. to be paid by the abbot and convent for five years, while he is studying at an university, notwithstanding that he holds the vicarage of Loch Kendeloch belonging to the order and in the said diocese, whose fruits, he asserts, are scarcely sufficient.
4 Kal. Dec.
(f. 99d.)
To John de Spiny, scholar, of the diocese of Moray. Extension of dispensation to him as the son of a priest to be ordained and hold a benefice even with cure of souls, so that he may hold also a canonry and prebend in a cathedral church, may resign or exchange the same, as well as his said benefice, for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices, and may exchange these latter as often as he please for other similar or dissimilar benefices. Further, in future graces no mention of his illegitimacy need to made.
13 Kal. Oct.
(f. 134.)
Relaxation of penance in favour of the chapel of St. Stephen, Sillé-le-Guillaume (de Siliaco Guillermi), in the diocese of Le Mans, which has been destroyed by the English and the enemies of the realm of France, and despoiled by robbers of its vestments, books, chalices, and other ornaments.
Ibid. The like for the church of St. Rémy, Sillé-le-Guillaume destroyed by the same. [The Register is unfinished.]