Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 9, 1431-1447. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1912.
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15 Eugenius IV.
Id. May. St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 7.)
|Confirmation and exemplification, at the instance of abbot Hugh and the convent of the Benedictine monastery of St. Stephen, Caen, in the diocese of Bayeux, of the letters Quisquis divina inspiracione of Alexander II, dated at the Lateran, 19 Kal. Feb. anno 6 , addressed to abbot Lanfranc and his successors [B. Lanfranci Opera. (Paris, 1648) p. v. 27), whereby the said pope takes under the protection of the apostolic see etc. the said monastery, built and endowed by William, prince of the Normans and king of England. Ad fut. rei mem. Ex apostolice sedis. (An. and B. Rouerella. | An. xxxii. de Adria.)|
|3 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 32.)
|To William Otedura, an Augustinian friar. Dispensation, at his recent petition (containing that he clandestinely contracted per verba legitime de presenti, and consummated, marriage with a certain virgin, in ignorance that they were related in the double fourth degree of affinity; that on her death he contracted in like manner, but did not consummate, marriage with another woman, also a virgin, in ignorance that she too was related to him in the double fourth degree of affinity, after which he entered and made his profession in the Augustinian Friars' house of Corpus Christi, Benffada, in the diocese of Achonry; and adding that some of his enemies and other persons ignorant of the law allege that on account of the aforesaid he has incurred the note of bigamy), to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and minister therein. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (An. and F. de Laude. | An. x. Residuum pro deo. de Adria.)|
|5 Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 56d.)
|To William Sadilio, a Carmelite friar. Dispensation to him, a priest, at his own petition and that of John, duke of Norfolk, whose chaplain he is, to receive and hold for life any benefice with cure, even if wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a chantry or a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, and of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (An. and Pizolpassus. | An. xxv. de Adria.)|
|9 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 70.)
|To the abbot and convent of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary and SS. Peter and Paul and St. Egwin, (fn. 2) Evesham, immediately belonging to the Roman church, in the diocese of Worcester. Grant and indult, at their recent petition (containing that the abbot can by papal indult use the ring and pastoral staff and that, because their monastery belongs immediately to the Roman church, the bishops of Worcester do not treat them with meet charity (fn. 3) ), that the abbots for the time being may bless palls, vestments and other ecclesiastical ornaments necessary to divine worship in the said monastery. Sacre religionis. (An. and Ciprianus. | An. l. de Adria.)|
|5 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 72.)
|To the abbots of Mochelney and Middelton in the dioceses of Wells and Salisbury and the precentor (cantori) of Wells. Mandate, at the recent petition of John Ledbury, cellarer (celarius forinsecus) and John Codeworthe, sacrist, of the Benedictine monastery of Glastonbury in the diocese of Bath and Wells—containing that abbot Nicholas, in consideration of their services to the monastery, granted, with consent of the convent, that they should both have and enjoy for life, on their retirement from office, their rooms and portions of bread, wine, beer, food (coquine) and other things, as freely as the lector of the said monastery had been wont to do from of old, which grant was confirmed and approved by John, bishop of Bath and Wells—if they find the foregoing to be as stated, to confirm the said grant and confirmation. Circumspecta sedis apostolice. (An. and Poggius, G. de Elten. | An. xxx. de Adria.) (fn. 4)|
13 Kal. April. St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 105d.)
|To all faithful. Relaxation, during twenty years only, at the petition of the guardian and friars of the Friars Minors' house of St. Francis in Milicsinna in the diocese of Clonfert (containing that on account of wars, pestilences and divers other sinister events which have afflicted and continue to afflict those parts, the said house is threatened with the ruin of its church, dormitory, cloister and other offices, and is utterly destitute of ornaments, books, chalices and ecclesiastical paraments; and adding that they have begun to make restoration and repairs, but have not the means to complete the work) of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, and that of St. Francis and on All Saints, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and six days, visit and give alms for the said repair. Licet is. (An. and Blondus. | An. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape, de Adria.)|
4 Kal. May. St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 118d.)
|To William Vykyngston, a canon of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary de Pratis, Leicester, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, a priest, to receive and hold for life any benefice with cure, wont to be held by secular clerks, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, even if of lay patronage, etc., as above. f. 56d. Religionis etc. (An. and G. de Elten. An. xxviii. de Adria.)|
|5 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 126.)
|To Richard de Burgo, subdeacon, of the diocese of Emly. Rehabilitation on account of his having obtained and held for about seven years without being ordained priest and without dispensation the rectory of Lachreachlamy in the diocese of Emly, which he (who is by both parents of noble birth, and was elected bishop of Emly by the chapter) afterwards freely resigned. Sedes apostolica. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xvi. de Adria.)|
|Ibid.||To the abbot of SS. Peter and Paul, Clare (de Clar alias de Forgio), in the diocese of Killaloe. Mandate to cause Richard de Burgo, subdeacon, of the diocese of Emly (who is ... chapter as in the preceding) to be received as a canon of the Augustinian priory of St. Edmund, Athesyl, in the diocese of Cashel, at present void, and to receive his profession. Cupientibus vitam. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xvi. de Adria.)|
|To the same. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, to collate and assign to the above Richard (whom the pope has this day rehabilitated [as above, f. 126]), after he has received the habit and made his profession, the above priory, dependent on no monastery or other regular place, value not exceeding 80 marks sterling, conventual, void by the death of Robert Stakaboll, and reserved under the pope's general reservation of all conventual priories, possesion of which Edmund Stapaton (rectius Stapelton) alias Arther, a canon of the said order (who has been a dilapidator of the priory's goods and committed enormous excesses and crimes, on account of whose power the said Richard has no hope of obtaining justice in the city or diocese of Cashel, and who is to be removed) has unduly detained for about four years without any papal provision. Dignum etc. (An. and Jo. de Steccatis. | An. xxx. Quintodecimo Kal. Julii Anno Quintodecimo. de Adria.) [3⅓ pp.]|
|9 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.(f. 134.)
|To the provost of St. Mary's, Lincloudan, in the diocese of Glasgow, and James Lindesay and Robert de Prendirgest, canons of Glasgow. Mandate—the pope having been informed by John Macarmich, a canon of the Premonstratensian monastery of Holywood (Sacri nemoris) in the diocese of Glasgow, that Cuthbert Makinluch, a professed canon of the said monastery, in priest's orders, took as his concubine a certain married woman, a daughter of a certain uncle of his, and therefore his kinswoman, and, even after and against the prohibition made to him by the ordinary, under pains of excommunication and deprivation, kept her for a long time as his concubine in the house of the parish church of Kirconval in the said diocese, of which he was holding, as he still does, the perpetual vicarage, wont to be held by canons of the said monastery—if the said John, who is a priest and has made his profession, will accuse Cuthbert before them, etc., as usual, to summon Cuthbert, and if they find the aforesaid to be true, to deprive him, and in that event to collate and assign the said vicarage, value not exceeding 6l. sterling, to John. Religionis etc. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. xxii. Decimoseptimo Kal. Augusti Anno Quintodecimo. de Adria.) [22/3 pp.]|
13 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 147d.)
|To the abbot of Melros in the diocese of Glasgow. Mandate as below. The recent petition of John, prior of the Benedictine priory of Coldyngam in the diocese of St. Andrews, contained that in the place of Aldecambus in the said diocese (whose parish church is appropriated to the said priory, and from whose fruits etc. a fit portion is assigned for the support of a perpetual vicar), on account of wars, barrenness, etc., and on account of the diminution of the said portion and of the fewness of the parishioners, no vicar has for many years resided and no divine offices are celebrated, whereby divine worship is almost entirely abandoned. At the said petition, for the appropriation of the vicarage of the said church, in which there are at present not more than six parishioners, to the said priory, and for the exercise of the cure by a priest appointed and removed at the pleasure of the prior, the pope orders the above, if they find the above to be true, to appropriate in perpetuity the said vicarage to the said priory, value not exceeding 2l. and 100l. sterling respectively, so that on the resignation or death of the present vicar the prior may take possession etc., and have the cure exercised by any priest appointed and removed at his pleasure. Pastoralis officii. (An. and G. Gonne. | An. xxviii. de Adria.)|
18 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 156.)
|To Matthew Osyriden, a canon of Clonfert. Mandate—the pope having been informed by Thomas Okeallaid, a canon of the Augustinian monastery of Galeang in the diocese of Clonmacnoise (Cluanen.), that Odo Okeallaid, prior of the Augustinian priory of St. Mary, Cluayntuaiscert Omane, in the diocese of Clonfert, has dilapidated many of its goods and committed simony—if Thomas, who is by both parents of a great noble race, will accuse etc. Odo before the above canon, to summon Odo, and if he find the above to be true, to deprive him, and in that event to collate and assign the said priory, conventual and value not exceeding 50 marks sterling, to Thomas; whether it become void by such deprivation, or be void by the death of Thomas Okeallaid or in any other way. Dignum etc. (An. and Jo. de Steccatis. | An. xxx. Quintodecimo Kal. Maii Anno Quintodecimo. de Adria.)|
|5 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 171d.)
|To the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishops of Worcester and Hereford. Mandate as below. The recent petition (fn. 5) of Laurence de Bonavilla, prior of the Benedictine priory of Goldcliff (de Goldeluua) in the diocese of Llandaff, contained that although he obtained, collated to him by authority of the ordinary, the said priory, dependent on the Benedictine monastery, in which a white habit is worn, of St. Mary, Bec Herlouin (de Beccoheluyn), in the diocese of Rouen, and had held it in peace for several years, as he was still doing, John Twymyng (rectius Twynyng), a monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Peter, Gloucester, in the diocese of Worcester, falsely alleging that the said priory belonged to him under pretext of letters obtained from king Henry, attempted, along with Gentilis Margan called Apphon and other lay accomplices to the number of about a hundred, furnished to him by William Thome, knight, to despoil Laurence of the priory, but was prevented by the resistance of Laurence and the monks and other persons of the priory; but that another day, about dawn, the said John, along with the said Gentilis and the latter's father and the official of Llandaff, the said knight's brother, and other lay accomplices to a like number, violently broke into the priory in arms and despoiled Laurence thereof, and caused him and all the monks to be arrested by the said laymen and imprisoned, and allowed them to have no food that day, whilst the said laymen broke the doors and windows of the priory, and utterly destroyed them and the provisions in the priory, amounting to a sum of more than 100 gold saluts (fn. 6), and about the following midnight brought prior Laurence out of his prison, set him on a horse and led him by the bridle like a thief by desert places to a certain castle called Wsque, four leagues distant from the said priory, in which he was imprisoned by order of the said knight and chained by one foot, [so] that he was obliged to give sureties that he would pay to the said knight 500l.; that, after keeping him in the said castle for five days, he caused him to be taken thence by Thomas Herbert, son of the said knight, to another castle called 'Borgnoveny,' imprisoned and kept for seven days, during which the said John, along with the said Thomas and a great multitude of armed men, betook himself to the said priory, held a justice court and exercised jurisdiction as if prior, and extorted wrongfully from the men of the priory more than 120 gold saluts; that, when the said knight saw that neither by blandishments nor threats could he induce the said prior Laurence to resign, he released him from prison, and, prior Laurence having with licence of the said king returned to the priory, sent the said Thomas with forty armed men to arrest Laurence (who, on account of the said knight's severity, hid in the priory church for three days and three nights), and to take him to him; that, upon Laurence's showing Thomas the said king's letters, Thomas left four of the armed men to guard against Laurence's escape, and with the others returned to the said knight; that a few days after the said knight ordered Laurence, who by his order had gone to him, to resign, [adding that] if not, he would make him resign, with violence, even if he were on the high altar of the priory; that the said John, as is believed, doubting his right, transferred it, as far as in him lay, to the abbot and convent of the Benedictine monastery of Tew[k]esbury in the said diocese of Worcester, who, obtaining royal letters, under pretext thereof intruded themselves in the priory; that eight monks of the said monastery of St. Mary [Bec Herlouin], who were living in the priory, were violently expelled by the said Thomas Herbert, Thomas Porcellame, David Mathieu and one named Nenfant, laymen, of England and Wales, with a multitude of armed men, and thereby caused to wander about England; that from the time of their intrusion they have wrongfully kept possession by three monks of their monastery [of Tewkesbury], wearing the black habit of that monastery, and still keep possession, taking the fruits; that, prior Laurence being unable to tolerate the intrusion of the said abbot and convent, and its consequences, the said king at his instance ordered his chancellor by his letters patent to administer justice to him and the convent; that, after by virtue thereof the said chancellor, together with Henry, cardinal priest of St. Eusebius's, Thomas, bishop of Norwich and the chief justices of England, had made a certain ordinance in behalf of prior Laurence and the convent and against the said abbot and convent of Tewkesbury, the said Thomas Porcellame and certain other laymen, whose names prior Laurence does not know, instigated by the Evil One, caused him to be twice arrested and imprisoned in the royal prison in the city of Llandaff [or London], tried to induce him to resign, and had him kept there for eleven days; wherefore the said prior Laurence and convent have petitioned the pope. The pope therefore orders the above archbishop and bishops, inasmuch as from their fear of the power of the said knight the said prior and convent cannot safely meet him nor the said abbot and convent and the aforesaid others within the city and diocese of Llandaff or other place too near thereto, (fn. 7) if they find the said violence, (fn. 8) capture, imprisonment, detention and breaking down of doors and windows to be true, to publicly proclaim and cause to be proclaimed excommunicate the said knight, John, Gentilis, Thomas and others, without appeal, until they make satisfaction and come, with letters testimonial of the said archbishop and bishops, to the apostolic see for absolution. With regard to the rest they are, having summoned those concerned, and having restored Laurence as is just, to hear and decide the cause, without appeal, enforcing their decision by ecclesiastical censure, etc. Humilibus supplicum votis. (An. and Ja. de Vicencia.) | An. xxii. de Adria.) [4 pp. + See Cal. Lett. VIII., pp. 241–244; Cal. Patent Rolls, 1441–1446, pp. 2, 29, 271.]|
Prid. Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.(f. 214d.)
|To the prior and convent of the Augustinian priory of St. Wolfadus (beati Wlphadi) the Martyr at the place of Stanes alias Stone in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Indult, at their recent petition (containing that the parish church at the said place of Stanes alias Stone is appropriated to their said monastery and that they hold it to their uses, and that they have had it governed and its cure exercised by two secular priests removable at their pleasure, that for the most part secular priests are hard to find, and that it is not distant from the said monastery), to have the said church governed and the said cure exercised by one, or if and whenever needful, by two canons of the said monastery, removeable as above. Apostolice sedis. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)|
9 Kal. Sept.St. Peter's, Rome.(f. 217d.)
|To the bishops of Ceneda (Ceneten.) and Dunkeld, and the abbot of Dunfermlyne in the diocese of St. Andrews. Mandate (the pope having lately made provision to Thomas, abbot of the Cluniac monastery of Paisley in the diocese of Glasgow, which provision, as Thomas's recent petition contained, John Lythcow a monk thereof, has hindered and still hinders from taking effect) to induct the said Thomas into possession, removing any detainer, etc., and invoking the aid of the secular arm. Ad ea ex apostolice servitutis. (An. and Anselmus. | An. x. de Adria.) [See the following mandate.]|
|10 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.(f. 235d.)
|To the bishop of Glasgow. Mandate, as below. It was set forth to Martin V on behalf of Thomas, [now] a monk then abbot, of the Cluniac monastery of Paisley in the diocese of Glasgow, that the late Robert, abbot of Cluny, to whose abbot belongs by ancient custom, in the absence of papal reservations, the provision of Paisley, had made provision thereof to the said Thomas, who in virtue thereof had in part obtained possession of the rule and administration, and had been blessed, wherefore the said pope confirmed the said provision, and made provision to Thomas. Subsequently—upon its being set forth by the said Thomas to the present pope that the said pope Martin, at the instance of John de Lythcow, a monk of Paisley (alleging that he had been despoiled by Thomas of the said rule and administration, and that he had therefore appealed to the apostolic see), had committed the appeal to the late John, cardinal priest of St. Laurence's in Lucina, who by a definitive sentence had removed Thomas and restored John who, the said sentence having become a res judicata, obtained papal letters of execution addressed to certain judges—the present pope extinguished all suits pending between the said Thomas and John and any other persons about the said rule and administration, annulled the said sentence, and made provision of the said monastery to Thomas, and, motu proprio, and with Thomas's consent, granted in commendam to John for life, or until he obtained the abbatial or other dignity of any monastery, the parish churches, belonging to the abbatial mensa, of Dondownalde with its annexed chapels and St. Quivox (Sancti Keuoci), with the manor and le manys of Munliton (rectius Munkton) in the said diocese. Afterwards, upon Thomas's resignation at the said see of the said rule and administration by his proctor John de Douglas, priest, of the said diocese, to William, cardinal priest of St. Martin's in Montibus who admitted it, and upon the pope's making provision of Paisley to Richard, [now] abbot of the Benedictine monastery of Dunf[e]rmlyng in the diocese of St. Andrews, the pope granted and assigned to Thomas for life, as compensation for his said resignation, the fruits etc. of the parish churches of Rosneth and Kilpatrik in the said diocese of Glasgow, and all lands etc. existing within the said parish of Kilpatrik and belonging to Paisley. Afterwards, upon its being set forth to the pope by the said abbot Richard and the convent of Paisley that the monastery's buildings were so much collapsed that they could probably not be repaired in a lifetime, the pope ordered the bishop of St. Andrews to summon the said John de Lythcow and others concerned, and if he found the facts to be as stated, to modify the said commenda in accordance with the means of the monastery and the needs of the said John. Seeing that the pope has meanwhile made provision to the said Richard of the monastery of Dunf[e]rmlyng, and to Thomas de Taruas of the monastery of Paisley, and seeing that, as the petition of the said Thomas de Taruas contained, the letters to the said bishop have not begun to be executed, the pope orders the above bishop to summon the said John [de] Lythcow and others concerned, make inquiry into the statements of the said abbot Richard and convent, and if he find them to be true, to modify the said commenda in accordance with the said means and needs. Ex injuncto nobis. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xxiiii. de Adria.) [2 pp. See Cal. Lett., VII, pp. 141, 291 and VIII, pp. 486, 492.]|