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Very Rev. Michael A. Costello, O.P., S.T.M. 



2)c Hnnatis Dibernia^ 

A CALENDAR OF THE 

FIRST FRUITS' FEES 

LEVIED ON PAPAL APPOINTMENTS 

TO BENEFICES IN IRELAND 

A.D. 1400 TO 1535 

EXTRACTED FROM 

THE VATICAN AND OTHER ROMAN ARCHIVES 

WITH COPIOUS TOPOGRAPHICAL NOTES 

TOGETHEB WITH 

Summaries of' Papal Rescripts relating to BENEFICES 

IN IRELAND and Biographical Notes of 

THE BISHOPS OF Irish Sees during the same period 

®i2 the late IRev). fD. U. Costello, Q.p., Q.zm. 

WITH AN INTRODUCTION 

By Rev. AMBROSE COLEMAN, O.P., S.T.L. 

And Supplementary Notes 
By W. H. GRATTAN FLOOD, Mus. D., R.U.I. 



Volxtme X : tti^ter 



DUNDALK 
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY W. TEMPEST 



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Preface. 



After numerous delays and difficulties, the first part of the late 
Father Costello's long expected work on the Annates now sees the 
light. Opinions may differ as to the value, from the historical point 
of view, of the records now placed before us, but it will be generally 
agreed that this compilation, the work of half a lifetime, is a monu- 
ment of scholarship, rare in modern times. As it was truly a labour 
of love to the compiler, and kept him alive for several years, though 
weighed down with infirmities, it is deeply to be regretted that he did 
not live to publish the present volume, which forms the first part of 
the work, though he had seen almost the whole of it through the Press 
before his death. 

The manuscripts from which Father Costello compiled the 
text are kept in the Archivio di Stato Romano, which, since the 
occupation of Rome by the Piedmontese troops in 1870, has come into 
the hands of the Italian Government. They are in the curial hand- 
writing of the various periods to which they belong, and are fairly 
legible to experts, though written in a very contracted form. These 
records are official summaries of the Annates issued by the Curia, and 
are entered in chronological order in books, known as the Begistri chile 
Annate. As the entries embrace all the countries of Europe which 
acknowledged the jurisdiction of the Holy See, it was, indeed, a lengthy 
task to discover those relating to Ireland, copy them faithfully, and 
expand the contracted words. 

It was principally in the archives of the Vatican and those of 
St. John Lateran's that Father Costello found the Bulls relating to 
benefices in Ireland, which form the appendices to the various dioceses 



iv. Preface. 

in the present volume. For several years the difficulties of research 
in this department were much enhanced by the restrictions placed upon 
scholars, which lasted until Pope Leo XIII, with far seeing wisdom, 
abolished them and threw open the Papal archives to the world. It 
is difficult to fully appreciate the labour spent by Father Costello in 
this department of his work. It was no mere copying; the 
thousands of Bulls which he took in hands, many of them filling 
twenty pages of vellum and transcribed in contracted Latin, were 
reduced by him to the short summaries in plain English we have 
before us. The present volume, of course, contains those only relating 
to the Ulster dioceses. 

In the identification of names and places, and the origin and 
meaning of place-names, Father Costello was placed at a disadvantage 
by his long residence in Rome and his imperfect acquaintance with the 
Irish language. However, he received valuable assistance in this 
department from the late Right Rev. Dr. Reeves, the accomplished 
antiquary, Anglican Bishop of Down and Connor and Dromore, and 
President of the Royal Irish Academy. While the sheets were going 
through the Press, numerous additions were made to the topographical 
notes by Mr. John Ribton Garstin and the Rev. Dr. Bartholomew 
MacCarthy. The work of the former was confined principally to the 
diocese of Armagh, while Dr. MacCarthy's hand may be discerned in 
thenotes on the dioceses of Clogher and Meath, in which appear some 
of the results of his great erudition. 

In seeing the great bulk of the work through the Press, Father 
Costello worked alone. It was the privilege of the present writer to 
afford some help at the beginning, and again, after Father Costello's 
death, to bring out the two last dioceses, and write the historical 
Introduction. 

The writer considered it better not to burden this Introduction 
with notes. In the description of Ecclesiastical Ireland in the 
Fifteenth Century, he has endeavoured to prove his conclusions 
mainly from the text of the present volume, which, it must be admitted 
by all, throws an entirely new light on that century. He has 
also utilised the Statutes of the Provincial Synod of Cashel issued in 
the middle of that century, together with much information, published 
and unpublished, of the Religious Orders in Ireland, with the history 
of which he claims a fair acquaintance. For the Nature, History and 



Preface. v. 

Management of the Annates, he has relied almost entirely on 
Thomassinus, whose treatise in his Vetus et Nova Ecclesim Disciplina, 
(Tom. III. Liber 2, c. 58), may be considered the standard work on 
the subject. Brady's Episcopal Succession has afforded valuable data 
for the episcopal Annates in Ireland ; Theiner's Vetera Monumenta 
has given the only information available about the Collectors of the 
Papal taxes ; while Maitland's Canon Laiv in the Church of England 
has been of great service in the explanation of medieval proceedure in 
cases of ecclesiastical litigation. 

The Editor's best thanks are due to Mr. John Ribton Garstin, 
Vice-President R.I. A., and Past President of the Royal Society of 
Antiquaries of Ireland ; to Dr. Grattan Flood, for reading the proofs 
of the Introduction, and making very important corrections and 
suggestions ; to Dr. Grattan Flood also for his valuable Corrigenda et 
Addenda, for which he was peculiarly fitted by his scholarly work on 
the Calendars of Papal Registers ; and to Rev. J. B. Leslie, M.A., for 
the careful compilation of the Index of Names and Places. The 
gratitude of the' public is due to Mr. William Tempest, of Dundalk, 
the publisher, who without hope of pecuniary reward, but animated 
by nobler motives, undertook much of the risk of publication of the 
work, and pursued it under most difficult and disheartening circum- 
stances. 

It is to be hoped that the issue of this volume will be followed 
before long by the publication of the Annates and Bulls of the 
other three ecclesiastical provinces of Ireland. All further publi- 
cation will depend naturally on the reception accorded to the present 
volume. 

AMBROSE COLEMAN, O.P., S.T.L. 

St. Saviour's Pbiorx, 

Dublin, 218T July, 1909. 



Nihil Obstat. 

Fr. Reginaldus Walsh, O.P., S.T.M. 
Censor Deputatus. 



Jmprimatur 

4" Michael Cardinalis Logue. 

Archiep. Armacanus. 
Totius HibernicE Primas, 

Fr. Michael M. O'Kane, O.P. 

Prior Provincialis Hibernia 



Contents. 



HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION 



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Diocese of 


Armagh 


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Clogher ... 


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Meath 


58 






Down 


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Connor 


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Clonmacnoise 


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Ardagh 


157 






Derry 


187 






Kilmore ... 


230 






Raphoe 


259 






Dromore ... 


289 


Corrigenda et Addenda 


305 


Index 




... 


308 



Introduction. 



By the Rev. AMBROSE COLEMAN, O.P. 



Part I. 
Ecclesiastical Ireland in the Fifteenth Century. 



AN examination of the text of this volume will prove a revelation 
to all those whose ideas about the Ireland of the fifteenth century 
and early portion of the sixteenth have been derived either from 
Irish annalists or from English historians. It must be acknowledged 
that this particular period of Irish history is beset with perplexing 
difficulties to the earnest and fair-minded inquirer. He is conscious, 
even after a casual acquaintance with the documentary evidence 
hitherto available, that there is much which does not appear on the 
surface — invisible, underlying forces preserving learning and piety 
in the midst of what looks like universal anarchy. Yet confusing 
and misleading impressions are made on him at every turn. If he 
consults the Irish annals, that period, like the preceding centuries, 
presents to him little else than a long record of petty tribal wars 
and reprisals, robberies and murders among the Irish themselves, 
interspersed with similar conflicts with the English colonists. When 
he turns for light to the Anglo-Irish and English historians and 
the State Papers he will find that the rivalries and dissensions of the 
Butlers and Desmonds, the succession of unfit and powerless 
governors, the futile laws passed in petty Parliaments against the 
Irish, and the comedy of the crowning of Lambert Simnel in Christ 
Church as Edward VI, fill all the space on the canvas, baffling his 
endeavours to get at the real condition of the Irish people. It 
would be a loss of time for him to turn over the pages of such 
deeply prejudiced Irish Church historians as Mant and King, for they 
labour to depict the Irish of that and the preceding centuries as 
sunk in barbarism, ilhteracy and irreligion. 

The fifteenth century in Ireland is not, indeed, an interesting 
period. It contains nothing striking enough to forcibly arrest the 
attention. It is without great landmarks, such as a memorable 
and decisive battle, a famous siege or a remarkable king or ruler 
able to leave the impress of his personality on the pages of history. 
Moreover, there seems to be no progress, no well-ordered advancing 
civilization ; nothing but a confused and chaotic picture is left on the 
mind even after a prolonged and honest inquiry. 

Yet there are indications in the Annals that Ireland enjoyed 
in the fifteenth century that very fair measure of temporal prosperity 
which is so essential to civilised life. Though owing to her geograp- 
hical position she did not possess such great marts of commerce as 
were to be found on the Continent at that date, the regular export 



X Introduction, 

from her harbours of wheat, salted fish, woollen cloth and linen to 
France, Spain and Italy brought in exchange to her shores much money 
as well as the products of foreign countries, and stimulated her arti- 
ficers and husbandmen. Food and clothing were abundant, and 
lavish hospitality was provided for the poor man and the wayfarer. 
The keeping of a " house of hospitality " is often made by the 
Annahsts a man's principal title to the notice of posterity. The 
great revival of Church architecture in that century, is a sure indication 
that times on the whole were prosperous, and this is confirmed by the 
fact that these abbey churches were built by the voluntary alms of the 
people, as is shown by the spiritual favours accorded by the Popes, 
especially by Martin V, to all the faithful who should lend a helping 
hand to their erection. The present volume shows us that each parish 
had a regular income for the support of the priests. The petition (p. 150) 
of the prior of St. Mary's of Gallen, in which he states that the yearly 
income being only twelve marks, the convent was barely able to afford 
a decent sustenance to himself and three canons, is so exceptional, 
that we may infer that generally throughout the country, the clergy, 
regular and secular, were in no want. Incidentally we may gather 
from this petition that f-ve or six marks would be sufficient for the 
support of a priest, an inference confirmed by an ordinance of the 
Archbishop of Canterbury in 1378 that chaplains were to receive 
a salary of five marks a year. With this standard of value as a guide, 
it is interesting to turn over the records of the various parishes, as 
shown in this volume. An examination of the estimated income 
of each will make it abundantly clear that the annat tax was not by 
any means an oppressive burden on the Irish Church. 

It is a more difficult task to appreciate the state of learning 
and literature in Ireland at this period, as standards vary so consider- 
ably in men's minds. The native learning, consisting of an exact 
grammatical knowledge of the complicated and fully- developed Irish 
language including the ancient poetry and sagas, as well as a thorough 
acquaintance with the history, actual and legendary, of the nation 
and the genealogies of the great famiUes, undoubtedly held the place 
of honour, to the detriment of the classical literature of Greece and 
Rome, and therefore placed Ireland apart from the rest of Europe, 
when the revival of classical Uterature which took place in Italy had 
spread thence to France and Germany and England. The "literati," 
referred to so often by the Annalists, were generally professors of the 
native language, and were nearly always laymen. I^iterary culture 
of this kind was very widely diffused in the country, as was also a 
love of old folk music and ministrelsy. We "read of a great feast 
given to the literati at which 2,700 were present. There was constant 
writing of poetry, and the native chieftains vied with one another 
m honouring the poets and buying their productions. The obituary 
notice of one of them records that he had purchased more poetry 
and had a larger collection of poems than any other man of his time 
(tour Masters, 1461). b-., r-; 

Turning to the study of history,' the writing' of Annals,' which 
was the form it took in Ireland, is not of course comparable" to the 
real work of the judicious historian. Nevertheless, a great compil- 
ation, containing an accurate record of events great and small for 
more than a thousand years, such as that made by Charles Maguire 



Introduction. xi 

towards the close of the century, is worthy of admiration, and shows 
the strength of the historical spirit among the Irish literati. This 
learned man is recorded to have been versed in law, physic and 
philosophy and in all the Gaelic sciences, and he was only one of many 
Irishmen of the time who devoted their lives to the study of science 
and the pursuit of literature. The healing art may not have made 
quite so much progress as in continental countries and was conducted 
on principles not altogether up-to-date, but with all its antiquated 
methods it contained a principle of progress and made for civilisation. 
Again, the study of the Brehon law, which regulated minutely the 
relations of the various classes of society and was a very perfect 
system of jurisprudence, was as worthy of attention and of hard years 
of study as was the Roman law on the Continent, and equally pro- 
duced civilising effects. 

The absorbing pursuit of the native literature and the culti- 
vation of native law and traditional science had the drawback of 
throwing into the shade the ordinary studies as pursued in continental 
and English schools and universities. Not many of the clergy seem 
to have been eminent either in theology or in canon law. During 
the period we are considering, Maurice de Portu, the Franciscan, 
whose family name was O'Fihely, is the only Irishman whose name 
is handed down as a great theologian, and he received all his education 
on the Continent. There must have been many schools in Ireland 
for the ecclesiastical training of the clergy, such as those of the Domi- 
nicans and the Franciscans, referred to by Archbishop Bicknor in 
the code of laws he drew up for the new university in 1320, and that 
of Armagh, but there was no such stimulus to eminence as that afforded 
in the atmosphere of foreign universities. That canon law was studied 
we have evidence in the present volume : v.g., " Studied for ten 
years in utroque jure" (p. 178) ; Studied canon and civil law " (p. 17) ; 
" Studied canon law for four years " (p. 135) ; " had studied canon 
law for five years in Ireland " (p. 16) ; " studied civil and canon law 
in Ireland and also at Oxford " (p. 84), etc. The licence accorded 
to Richard Petir (p. 83) of studying for five years at any foreign univer- 
sity or of residing in Rome, and of having meanwhile the revenues 
of his parish secured to him for his support, will be read with interest. 
The reference to Oxford brings the sad fact before us that the English 
Government neglected to found a university in Ireland with power 
to confer degrees, so that Irish clerics had to go to study in Oxford 
to obtain them. A large number of Irish students had been always in 
residence there since the thirteenth century, but in the early part of 
the fifteenth they were no longer allowed to study there, with 
the exception of members of the mendicant orders, who had always 
kept a certain number of their Irish subjects at study in their Oxford 
abbeys. As regards literary culture of an ordinary kind, it should 
be kept in mind that the knowledge of the Datin language, in Ireland 
as elsewhere, was essential to promotion to orders. Bene legit, bene 
construit et bene cantat, ac congrue loquitur latinis verbis (p. 150). Con- 
sidering the great number of clerics in Ireland in medieval times 
and the fact that numbers of the laity were able to read and write 
lyatin and used it in their intercourse with English governors, it is 
small wonder that English travellers reported with surprise in the 
following century that the Irish used I,atin as a vulgar tongue. 



xii Introduction. 

With all this regard for learning and devotion to literature, we 
must admit that Ireland was outside the general current of European 
thought. She was practically untouched by the Renaissance. The 
" New Ivcarning " which gradually spread from Italy to other countries 
under the fostering care of powerful kings and rich nobles, did not 
affect her or divert her from the old paths. The reasons for this 
aloofness may be summed up as follows : first, the geographical 
position of Ireland, so much in her favour when in the sixth, seventh 
and eighth centuries she was the centre of learning for the northern 
countries, resorted to as a peaceful haven of refuge by thousands 
of students, was against her at a later period when greater centres 
of learning, richly endowed, provided with substantial buildings, 
and chartered to give recognised degrees, had grown up in the principal 
cities on the Continent, and at Oxford and Cambridge. Again, we 
cannot leave out of consideration the determined policy of the English 
kings to keep the Irish sees and other ecclesiastical benefices filled 
with Englishmen — a policy continued well into our own times with 
regard to the Protestant incumbents. It would have been contrary 
to that policy to have encouraged theological learning or the study 
of the canon law amongst the Irish clergy, for they might then lay 
claims before the Holy See for greater consideration. The university 
founded in the fourteenth century by Alexander de Bicknor, 
archbishop of Dublin, disappeared after a short existence. And we 
find that the second Dublin university, founded by Bull of Sixtus IV, 
in 1475, on the petition of the mendicant friars, also came to nought 
for want of funds. Another reason for backwardness of development 
according to modern ideas was the preponderance of the native Celtic 
learning and literature. This ancient native learning was intimately 
bound up with the social customs of the people, and the chieftains 
and bishops were bound to support and honour the professors of it. 
The tribal system gave undue prominence to the study of native 
genealogies and centered the intellect too much in matters of purely 
local interest, so that the very perfection of the system must have been 
a hindrance to the reception of new ideas and to interest being felt 
in the revived study of the classics. It was the same with the Saracens 
of Spain, that highly cultured people, who like the medieval Irish 
devoted themselves, apart from the rest of Europe, to their ancient 
literature, and had many points in common with them. lyike the 
Irish, they produced grammarians, philologists and annalists, and 
gave kingly honours to poets. In both literatures, tales intended 
for recitation in public took the place of dramatic literature, and 
were handed down for many generations. The result was that the 
Saracens, hke the Irish, paid little heed to the revival of the Hterature 
of Greece and Rome. 

Very Uttle light, probably for want of evidence, has been thrown 
by Irish ecclesiastical historians on the status of the Irish clergy and 
Church at this period. Fortunately, the lore gathered together in this 
volume at the cost of so much labour enables us to see and judge much 
more clearly than was possible heretofore. The annate entries give us 
the name of each parish priest appointed, the date on which he was 
collated, the name of his predecessor and the income of the parish. The 
Bulls, which form the appendices to the various dioceses, throw many 
varied sidelights on ecclesiastical affairs. Though taken by themselves 



Introduction. xiii 

the cases of ligitation are not generally of much interest, they 
incidentally afford knowledge which is of great value to the historian. 
With regard to the support of the secular clergy, it is hardly 
necessary to remark that at this period it was arranged by obligatory 
tithes. Peasants were obliged to give one-tenth of all agricultural 
produce ; there were also tithes from butter, cheese, fowl and cattle. 
Workers in gold and other artificers as well as medical practitioners 
were warned by the Provincial Synod of Cashel (1453) that they 
also were obliged to give one-tenth of their income. The value of 
each parochial benefice was computed by the value of the tithes, 
and the paying of tithes to the clergj' was considered at the time 
to be of divine positive precept. In the extracts taken from the 
" Inquisitions of Ulster," which appear in the Appendix to Armagh 
Diocese, we also find that a few acres of glebe land were generally 
attached to the priest's house as a help to his support, and it may be 
, inferred that this was common all over the country. Two-thirds of 
the tithes went to the parish priest and one-third to the curate, or, 
as they are called in the Inquisitions, " parson" and " vicar." The 
parishioners were to bear two-thirds of the cost of keeping the parish 
church in repair, while the other third was to be borne by the parish 
priest and curate conjointly. In some instances, the Erenach, or 
lay farmer of the Church lands, was to bear two-thirds of the repairs 
to the sacred edifice (p. 19). We learn from the same extract that 
there were chapels of ease, with glebe lands attached and in care of 
a curate, when the parish was unusually large. Out of the funds 
of certain parishes choristers had to be maintained in Armagh 
Cathedral (p. 25). The priests had to pay their proxies to the bishop 
in coin, though they themselves received their tithes in kind (p. 52). 
The bishop had the right of coshery (quartering) on his priests and 
erenachs at visitation. If he remained three nights, he stayed the 
first night with the erenach, the second with the curate and the third 
with the parish priest, and if he stayed only one night all three were 
bound to contribute in equal shares to his entertainment (p. 286). 
To the episcopal sees were attached large tracts of termon lands, 
farmed by erenachs, who were obliged to give certain sums as rent 
to the bishops and also coshery or refections at the time of visitation, 
such as beef, wine, aqua vitae, oat-bread, etc. (p. 53). The old canonical 
custom of daily distributions to those choristers who were present 
at Mass and the Divine Office is referred to in a Bull regarding the 
archdeaconry of Kells, in Meath (p. 88), and we may presume it 
existed in the other dioceses. So the finances of the Irish Church 
seem to have been placed on a sound basis and to have been carefully 
managed. 

The people attended Divine Worship on Sundays and Holidays 
(p. 93) and, as we learn from the Statutes of the Synod of Cashel, 
they were expected to be present not only at Mass but at the 
public recitation of Matins. The deprivation of a priest of Derry 
(p. 223), who besides other delinquencies, had " to the peril of his 
soul and the scandal of many, let one of his parishioners die without 
the sacraments, although the latter had very earnestly sought for 
them," stands out as an extraordinary exception. So we are led to 
infer that the administration of the sacraments was well attended to. 
The deposition of another priest with the English name of John Byrde, 



xiv Introduction, 

because he " does not understand the language commonly spoken 
by the parishioners and is unable to make himself understood by them 
(p. 135), is a proof among many that the Statute of Kilkenny was not 
allowed 'by the Holy See to operate to the injury of Irish parishioners, 
as it would have done if allowed to be carried out. It is interesting 
to find the erection of a new parish (p. 89) on the petition of the people 
that their parish church " being six miles away from _ them, 
and the country at times much disturbed, they have found it very 
difficult to go there for divine service, for the reception of the sacra- 
ments, the baptism of their children, and the burial of their dead, 
especially in the cold and rainy seasons of the year." From their 
next statement that the revenues of certain chapels of the parish 
would be sufficient for the support of a rector and vicar for the proposed 
new parish, we may infer thatg^two priests were _ considered _ the 
minimum number requisite for the charge of a parish. Sometimes 
a parish had several chapels dependent on it^which were^served by 
vicars and curates, not removable save on cause shown (p. 214). We 
come across, in one instance, the erection of a parish church into a 
Cathedral — that of Kilmore, with thirteen canons attached (p. 252). 

Regarding the churches themselves, we have very little light 
thrown on them by history. We find that in many instances, they 
were not called after any saint, but were simply known by the name 
of the place in which they were situated (p. 57). The entry from 
which we have extracted this information refers to the Cathedral 
Church of Clogher, which was small but ornate ; it possessed three 
wooden altars, three silver chalices and a few other things requisite 
for divine worship. Besides the bishop, there was a dean, an arch- 
deacon and twelve canons. 

The Provincial Synod of Cashel, held in 1453, ordered that three 
images or statues should be in every church, one of the Blessed Virgin 
Mary, another of the Crucifixion and another of the patron saint of 
the place. The priests were to look after the repairs of the chancel ; 
the laity after those required in the body of the church. The 
cemeteries were to be kept in decent order and walled in at the expense 
of the parishioners. No threshing was to be allowed inside the church. 
The clergy were to publicly denounce, every Sunday and Holiday, 
those guilty of incestuous and clandestine marriages and aU those who 
had incurred excommunication, and as the penalty at that time was 
attached to many crimes, the list of excommunicates must have been 
occasionally very formidable. No questors were to be allowed, without 
express licence of the bishop, except those from the primatial see — 
Nuntiis Beati Patricii, and this law applied specially to members of the 
mendicant orders, who in no case were to be allowed to beg within 
the church. The clergy were to wear a decent dress, quite distinct 
from that of the laity — viz., a gascomarcon, (which may^^^mean a 
soutane), and a Mreta. They were not to continue the practice of 
bringing up in their houses the sons of nobles, without special per- 
mission. In carrying the Blessed Sacrament to the sick, they were 
to wear an alb, and a bell was to be" rung before", them. In a later 
Provincial Synod, held in Dublin in 1512, the clergy were forbidden 
to wear long hair or allow it to conceal their ears, and the penalty 
for clerics playing toothalV (ludendum ad pilani pedalem) was a fine 
of forty pence to the bishop and twenty more to be given to the church 



Introduction. xv 

of the place in which they took that exercise (uM talis ludus exercetur). 

Every parish priest was to provide at his own expense a missal, 
a silver or silver-gilt chalice, a white amice, a cincture, an alb, a 
maniple, a stole, a chasuble, a surplice, a wooden baptistry and the 
holy oils. All hermits who had left the world and were dwelling in 
sacred places were to be registered in the books of the church, were 
to be of approved life, to erect a high cross in front of their habitations 
and present a pound of wax every year for the use of the church. 
In cities and other places where the chanting of the Divine Office 
was in use, no cleric was to obtain a position who was not able to 
take part in the singing. On all Sundays and Holidays the Divine 
Office was to be recited in the church in an orderly manner, and, 
if possible, on three other days in the week. It is curious that though 
these Synods lay down regulations for the clergy so minutely, they 
do not say a word about preaching, except in reference to the mem- 
bers of the mendicant orders. Was preaching almost entirely confined 
to the latter ? 

In the present volume we come across several notices of the 
monasteries which are not greatly to their credit. In fact, the con- 
clusion is forced upon us from this and other contemporary evidence 
that the old monastic orders were generally in a state of stagnation 
and decay. We find (p. 49) that in that of Lough Derg, there was 
neither rector, prior nor community and that divine worship was 
not celebrated there, the revenues being in possession of some power- 
ful clerics. vSeveral instances come under our notice of secular priests, 
having charged abbots of monasteries with various delinquencies, 
being appointed by the Holy See to take their place, on sole con- 
dition of their receiving the habit of the order and making profession, 
aU the monks being passed over for promotion. In one instance 
(p. 23) the abbot was an excommunicate ; in another (p. 99) the 
charges were perjury, simony and waste and dilapidation of the goods 
of the monastery. What is remarkable is that no new monasteries 
were founded during the whole century, though nearly sixty new 
foundations were made during the same period by the four mendicant 
orders. There were cases, too, of monasteries passing over from the 
monks to the friars. We learn from a letter of the Abbot of MeUifont 
to the Holy See that there was great decay of discipline and that 
many monasteries refused to receive superiors on visitation. He 
goes on to say that the large revenues of the monasteries had excited 
the cupidity of laymen. These seized on the lands and the monks 
wandered about in search of sustenance and laid aside the religious 
habit. Some of them lived amongst the nobUity. In consequence 
of all this, the abbot states that the divine service was very much 
neglected. 

In fact, it appears that temporal prosperity had produced adverse 
effects on other than laymen. The author of the tract Salus Populi* 
who styles himself " Pandarus," bewailing the times, says : " Persons 
of ye Church covet more to live by ye plough rusticall than by ye 
law of ye plough apostiall." Attached to the monasteries as sources 
of revenue were outlying parishes, which the monks were obliged 
to provide with divine service and spiritual ministrations, and 
over which monks were sometimes placed in charge (p. 276). The 

* MSS. Trin. Coll, E. 3. 16. 



xvi Introduction. 

priory of Muckamore, for instance (p. 138), had the tithes and advow- 
sons of fourteen churches. Now we learn from an ordinance of the 
Provincial Synod of Cashel that it was notorious that the churches 
of these dependent parishes were generally allowed to fall into ruin 
and be unfit for divine service. As to preaching, the author of the 
Salus Populi bewails that " Some sayeth that the prelates of the 
Church and the clergy is much the cause of all the misorder of the 
land ; for there is no archbishop, ne bishop, abbot, ne prior, parson, 
ne vicar, nor any other person of the Church, high or low, great or 
small, English or Irish, that useth to preach the Word of God, saving 
the poor friars beggars ; and when the Word of God do cease, there 
can be no grace, and without the special grace of God this land may 
never be reformed." 

This complaint is probably an exaggeration of the truth, never- 
theless, that preaching was relegated almost entirely to the friars 
may be inferred from the Statutes of the Provincial Council of Cashel. 
We have already remarked that no mention is given on this matter 
to the clergy, except as regards the preaching of the friars. It was 
laid down, for instance, that permission given to the friars to preach 
in churches did not carry with it the right of questing. A law was 
also made forbidding the faithful, under pain of mortal sin, to attend 
the sermons of any friar who had not received the permission of the 
bishop to preach in the diocese. During the middle of the century 
there was doubtless a good deal of jealousy excited agairist the 
mendicant orders, through the preaching of Philip Norris, a secular 
priest of Armagh,* who closely followed in the footsteps of Ralph Fitz- 
ralph, archbishop of Armagh, a century previous. The situation became 
so intolerable to the friars that they cited him before the Holy See, 
and (in 1444, and again, in 1448), as he would not submit, his teaching 
was solemnly condemned. His invectives, which appear in the form 
of condemned propositions, are so outlandish as to provoke a smile. 
The mendicant friars were "worse than heretics," they were " thieves 
and robbers, ravening wolves," they were " worse than the traitor 
Judas, anti-Christs and disciples of Mahomet." " All who confessed 
their sins to them were obliged to repeat them to their own priest." 
He had " doubts if they were priests at all." " No priest, secular 
or regular, ought to beg in any way." Norris pursued the friars for 
years both in his sermons and by his writings, but submitted in 
the end. Another example may be cited in the person of a Cistercian 
monk of Baltinglass, Henry Crumpe, Regent of Theology at Oxford 
in 1380, whose career of invective was, however, cut short by a speedy 
condemnation (1401). 

The friars, in spite of the unworthy opposition of men actuated 
by feelings of jealousy, continued to make great progress in this 
century and must have wielded enormous influence among all classes. 
The Franciscan Order received a great accession of strength from 
the introduction early in the century of a great reform, those accepting 
it being known as the Observantines. Towards the end of the century 
a reform was introduced among the Dominicans, and some of their 
houses accepted it and were placed under special jurisdiction. 

* Philip Norris was perpetual Vicar of Dundalk, and in 1433 was collated by 
Pope Eugenius IV to the Canonry of Mulhuddart in Dublin. He was made Dean 
of Dublin in 1457. 



Introduction. xvii 

Most of the abbeys we revere to-day belong to this period, either as 
new foundations or as reconstructions. Five new foundations were 
made by the Carmelites ; seven by the Augustinians ; eight by the 
Dominicans ; and twenty-two by the Franciscans. The abbeys of 
SUgo, Moyne, Athenry, Muckross, Adare and many others are a testi- 
mony to the healthy activity of the mendicant orders. Moreover, the 
towers which are such a prominent feature of abbeys, even of older 
construction, were generally additions made at this time. In contrast 
with this, the absence of all traces of the numerous parochial churches, 
except buildings of the seventh and eighth centuries, leads us to form 
the opinion that in the great majority of cases, they were, like the 
houses of the chieftains, built of wood. This, of course, does not 
apply to town churches, but in country parts it is impossible to 
discover the sites of the thousands of parochial church buildings 
of mediaeval times. The Popes, especially Martin V, greatly 
encouraged the friars to build or restore their churches and abbeys 
by granting spiritual favours to all the faithful who should help the 
good work by giving alms. .Several of the Bulls are still extant. 
Nevertheless, fine stone buildings did not mean much wealth or broad 
acres. The friars at the Dissolution could not show very much pro- 
perty, except in the five Anglo-Irish towns where they had been in 
regular receipt of alms from the Royal Exchequer. It is curious 
to note how in those very towns where they had been practically 
supported by Government, the Dissolution seems to have eifeeted 
its purpose, whereas, in the Irish parts of the country, they 
held grimly on, keeping the faith alive in the people all through the 
reign of Elizabeth, and, in the beginning of the seventeenth century, 
began peopling again from these parts the towns in which their Anglo- 
Irish brethren had melted away before the storm. There are no 
data for computing the number of friars in the country before the 
Dissolution, such as we have from the annates of the number of the 
secular clergy, but it must have been very great. From the Bulls 
issued for the restoration of the abbeys of Sligo and Athenry, we learn 
that there were generally twenty friars in the former and thirty in 
the latter. " The Register of the Friars Preachers of Athenry " 
informs us that the Provincial Chapter, held there in 1482, 280 friars 
were present, and at another, held in 1491, 360 were gathered together. 
These figures may not appear incredible when we call to mind the 
desire for great gatherings in that century and the feast of the 2,700 
literati. With such numbers of friars, wholly devoted to preaching 
and subsisting almost wholly by the exercise of this ministry, there 
can have been no lack of the Word of God. It is due to the Franci- 
scans (who must have almost outnumbered the three other mendicant 
orders taken together) to say that to their strenuous preaching and 
opposition to heresy during the sixteenth century, to which there 
are several references in the State Papers, is mainly due under God 
the preservation of the Catholic Faith in Ireland. 

We must now turn to the darker side of the picture. It is pain- 
ful to come across in the present volume several disastrous instances 
of the ruin and desolation which befel various churches and districts 
as the effect of rapacity, lawlessness and petty warfare. In spite 
of much that was good there was a great deal to be deplored. It 
is Hecessary to bear in mind that Ireland was in a very peculiar position 



xviii Introduction. 

that lent itself to outbreaks of lawlessness. All over Europe the 
preceding centuries had seen the strong central power of the monarch 
established on the ruins of the once independent power of lawless 
barons and nobles, who, like the Irish chieftains had made war on 
one another on the slightest pretext ; and the beneficent result of the 
change was that learning, confined formerly to peaceful monasteries, 
had spread her branches far and wide and the arts of peace were pur- 
sued without let or hindrance in large towns and cities. Under the 
strong rule of kings, most of the countries of Europe had assumed 
the aspect which we associate with modern civilization. The great 
cause of disorder in Ireland was the absence of this ruling power of 
the monarchy. Since the Anglo-Norman invasion she had had no 
Ard-Righ, no High-King to whom the provincial kings and other 
chieftains were subject. Though in pre-English times, the Ard-Righ 
was not able to hinder continual warfare among the provincial kings, 
it is safe to assume that in Ireland as in other countries great 
progress would have been made in consolidating the power of the 
monarch. But with the English kings claiming the lordship over 
Ireland and not able to make good their power, with the Anglo- 
Norman nobles making war without restraint, not only on the Irish 
but on one another, and the Irish chieftains living in absolute in- 
dependence and acknowledging no higher power, how was any real 
progress possible ? Add to this the continual conflict of the two 
civilizations, each with an elaborate code of law and custom expounded 
by expert professors, the Brehon law obeyed by the Irish and de- 
tested by the English, the feudal law and customs forced on the 
country by the English and misunderstood and repudiated by the 
Irish, and it will be acknowledged that the energies of the people 
must have been cramped for advance in the arts of peace till one or 
other system should gain the complete mastery. 

The see of Derry appears to have suffered greatly during the 
whole century. In 1400, we find (p. 227) that its possessions were 
in the hands of lay people. In 1422, the Abbey of St. Columba (p. 219) 
" was going to ruin and desolation owing to the continued warfare 
and deadly enmities that prevailed in those parts." In 1469, we 
get a sad picture (p. 222) of the desolation of the Cathedral, which 
owing to the " misfortunes that had afflicted the district for a long time 
was all but roofless, and the bishop has not a house in which he can 
flttingly dwell." Turning to Down and Connor, we find (p. 137) 
that in 1420, lay people had deprived the Abbot of Muckamore 
Priory of the property belonging to it. In 1450 we witness (p. 116) 
the parish of Kilkeel depopulated by reason of wars prevailing 
between English and Irish, and three years later Thomas Knyght, 
bishop of the see, complains (p. 123) of the poverty of his see, being 
" situated in a part of the country where wars continually prevail," 
and shortly afterwards describes his diocese as ubi homines indomiti 
et quodam modo silvestres commorantur. In Ardagh we come across a 
parish (p. 177) without a church in 1418, " owing to wars and other 
calamities," and in 1487, we have a parish priest, laying aside the 
clerical garb and " assisting in acts of warfare " (p. 182). The Bishop 
of Clonmacnoise in 1449 (p. 154) had no episcopal dwelling " owing to 
wars which had desolated and were still desolating his diocese," and in 
1513 evidence is given (p. 156) of the ruin of the cathedral which was 



Introduction. xix 

roofless. As to Dromore, no one could be induced to go there as bishop 
of that see, which Primate Octavian described in 1508, as "beynge in 
my prouynce of Ardmagh amonges wilde Irysh men." Three years 
later Bishop Thady O'Reilly begs for the revenues of the Abbey of 
Assaroe (p. 284) as those of his see were insufficient for his main- 
tenance. The English respected churches much less than the Irish 
in their warfare, and we read in the Annals of the Four Masters, how 
in 1432, the clergy and students of Armagh had to give presents to 
the English soldiers to restrain them from burning the churches of 
the primatial city. 

Although there are many instances of spoliation due to some 
of the Irish chieftains, evidence seems to point to still greater rapa- 
citj"- and oppression on the part of the Anglo-Irish nobles. It is 
moreover remarkable how during this period the new religious found- 
ations were in most cases due to the good will and generosity of purely 
Irish families, those made by the Anglo-Irish families being much 
fewer in number and of secondary importance. It was in reference 
to the great Anglo-Irish noblemen that the author of the Salus Populi 
complained that " The noble folk of Ireland oppresseth, spoileth 
the prelates of the Church of Christ of their possessions and liberties ; 
and therefore they have no fortune, ne grace, ne prosperity of body- 
ne soul. Who supporteth the Church of Christ in Ireland save the 
poor commons ? There is no land in this world of so long continual 
war within himself, ne of so great shedding of Christian blood, ne of 
so great robbing, spoiling, preying and burning, ne of so great wrong- 
ful extortion continually as Ireland." 

The Pagan spirit of the Renaissance, which permeated at the 
time the richer and more powerful classes in Germany, France, 
England, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, exciting lawless cupidity 
for the goods of the Church, was not without effect on the Anglo- 
Irish nobles. When the Dissolution of the abbeys and monasteries 
took place early in the following century, these great families accepted 
them without scruple from Henry VIII. In fact, the Protestant 
Reformation owed its rapid success, especially in Germany and the 
northern countries, to the opportunities it gave to profligate and 
irreUgious princes and nobles to enrich themselves at the expense 
of religion, amidst a carnival of pillage and destruction of every- 
thing hitherto held sacred. 

Constant correspondence was maintained between the Irish Church 
and Rome during the whole period we are considering, and minute 
particulars relating to the various dioceses and parishes were con- 
tinually brought under the notice of the Holy See. This fact is 
patent on merely glancing through the present volume. By this 
time most of the appointments to episcopal sees, by virtue of one 
reservation or another made by successive Popes, had lapsed to the 
Apostolic See, and nearly all the Irish bishops were appointed by 
provision. Occasionally, however, we come across an electus (by the 
Diocesan Chapter), and there is one curious entry (p. 141) showing that 
almost up to the end of the fourteenth century the whole body of the 
clergy of Connor, as they had no chapter, exercised the right of electing 
their bishop de antiqua et approbata et hactenus pacifice observata 
consuetudine. In another case we witness (p. 180) a Chapter postu- 
lating for a bishop, and Martin V not admitting even the right of 



XX Introduction. 

postulation. The reason of the ever increasing practice of papal 
appointments may be sought in the undue interference which kings 
had been exercising in the elective Chapters, in favour of their own 
nominees. It made for the general independence of the Church 
as against the interference of the State in spiritual concerns. The 
Statute against Provisors shows how the English kings resented the 
practice, to which, nevertheless, they were obliged to submit, saving 
their face by penalising with a fine each successive papal nominee, 
and making him declare that it was not by virtue of the Papal Bull 
that he came into possession of the temporalities of the see. 

Not only were bishops appointed direct by papal provision, 
but as we see all through the present volume, the Popes appointed 
directly to numbers of small benefices, by virtue of one reservation 
or another. If a benefice remained long vacant, for instance, its 
collation legitimately lapsed, according to the Statutes of the 
I,ateran Council, to the Apostolic See. This law was made to 
hinder lay or ecclesiastical patrons from keeping benefices vacant 
for the purpose of enjoying their revenues without providing 
for the care of souls. The same defence cannot be made of the 
enormous increase of papal provisions to minor benefices, con- 
ferred under one pretext or another, which was witnessed in the 
fifteenth century. A man was either provided with a benefice actually 
vacant by mandata de providendo, or he was provided with the ex- 
pectation of a benefice, whenever it should fall vacant, by littercB 
expectivcB. As might be expected, the authority of the bishops was 
often set at nought, and many of those so provided were unworthy of 
holding any position in the Church, men who by persistent solicitations 
and importunate canvassing, had managed to get themselves 
nominated to offices which they could only fill to the detriment of 
religion. The advantage taken of provisions by unworthy aspirants 
finally brought the whole system into contempt and it received its 
deathblow at the Council of Trent where it was severely reprobated 
and abolished. 

The papal provisions, however, were of great advantage to Ireland 
as a counterpoise to the Black Statute of Kilkenny, which decreed 
that no Irishman was to be raised to a benefice in the Knglish parts 
of the country. How thoroughly the Holy See disregarded futile 
and unjust legislation of the kind may be judged from an inspection 
of the names in the index to the present volume. The fitness of a 
priest for his duties, as far as it could be ascertained, was the only 
reason that weighed. We have already noticed how a parish priest 
in the north, presumably English, was deposed from his position 
for not being acquainted with the language of his parishioners. The 
English parts of Ireland were shrinking all during the century and 
the Irish influence and power extending in religious as well as civil 
affairs. A cursory examination of the diocese of Meath, once so 
English, will show that the bulk of the benefices were possessed by 
Irishmen, and we find one (p. 94) ruling the once so thoroughly EngUsh 
Abbey of Bective. The curious case is cited (p. 174) of Adam 
Macgatyre, an Irish monk of Bective Abbey obtaining a papal transfer 
in 1401 to St. Mary's Abbey, Granard, " notwithstanding any statutes 
and usages of said monastery and order to the contrary, those especi- 
ally by which it is said that no one can or ought to be received in 
said monastery, unless he be de nacione Anglicorum." In the begin- 



Introduction. xxi 

ning of the sixteenth century, Irish priests were holding parishes 
even in the Diocese of Dublin, and a decree of Archbishop Rokeby's 
Provincial Synod in 1516, to the effect that clerics from Connacht 
and Ulster should not be received into the diocese unless they were 
suitable men, shows how times were changed. 

We come across very few provisions to Italians of Irish sees. 
Ugolini, the parish priest of St. Mary de Villanano, in the diocese 
of Nepi, was provided (p. 126) to Ardagh in 1483. Octavian SpineUi, 
usually known as Octavian de Palatio, who was appointed to Armagh 
in 1478, proved an eminent success. Tiberias Ugolino was provided 
to Down and Connor in 1489 and ruled till 1519. As to the provisions 
of minor benefices to Italian clerics, which became such a great abuse 
in England, there is no trace of them in Ireland. Probably the Irish 
prebends were not so lucrative as the English, and, moreover, the 
Italians may have feared to live in a strange country constantly 
disturbed by civil wars. 

In the cases of litigation, which comprehend by far the greater 
portion of the Bulls forming the appendices, it will come as a surprise 
to find the Pope exercising so constantly in small affairs the function 
of universal ordinary, i.e. of acting as bishop in every diocese. It 
was the papal reservation of so many parishes and other benefices 
that brought so much litigation to the Roman Curia as to a court of 
first instance. In some of the dioceses of Ireland very little patronage 
indeed was left in the hands of the bishop. Archbishop Allen com- 
plained that in his diocese of Dublin, out of 400 parishes and prebends 
he had the right to present to only four in Dublin city and to forty 
outside it, the rest being either in the presentation of the Pope or of 
lay patronage. It is interesting to know in this connection the usual 
procedure followed in a case of appeal to the Holy See. The aggrieved 
ecclesiastic first sent a petition to Rome for a papal rescript appointing 
judges delegate to hear his cause, and it appears that he could suggest 
the names of the judges in his petition. Having received the rescript 
in due course, he handed copies of it to the judges who were named 
in it and was thus able to sue his opponent, in the language of the time, 
per breve Domini Papce. As we see in the summaries of Bulls before 
us, the judges received careful instructions as to procedure, the bare 
question of fact only being left to their decision. Sometimes bishops, 
but oftener archdeacons, canons and heads of religious houses were 
the judges appointed. From them there was no appeal, as they were 
a delegated court of the Holy See. Very little account was taken in 
the formation of these courts of the various grades of dignity in the 
hierarchy of the Church, and sometimes a cause which concerned a 
bishop was left to the decision of officials of another diocese, as, for 
instance (p. 88), the official of Armagh is ordered to cite before him 
the bishop of Meath. ' Sometimes, too, archbishops were cited before 
their suffragans. Unfortunately, though many thousands of these 
papal rescripts are preserved in Rome, none of the findings of the 
delegated courts have come down to us. After all, there was no reason 
for preserving the records of courts which had no permanent existence 
and were dissolved as soon as the case was decided. This procedure 
was followed all over Christendom for several centuries, and the 
position of the Pope was so assured that it does not appear to have 
excited any animosity among clergy or people and only a fitful 
opposition at intervals from the civil power. 



xxii Introduction. 

Part II. 
The Annates : Nature, History and Management. 



1-' We shall now give a brief explanation and historical sketch 
of the Annates,* about which this present work is mainly concerned. 
The word is used in general to designate any of the taxes levied by 
the Popes at various times on ecclesiastics appointed to benefices, 
including episcopal sees, consistorial and other abbeys, parishes, 
canonries, and other minor ecclesiastical offices, to which they ex- 
ercised the power of collating directly. They are divided broadly 
into two classes : first, those levied on bishops on taking possession 
of their sees, and secondly, those levied on parish priests and the like 
on entering on the duties of their parishes, or other minor benefices. 
The latter are the annates properly so-called. The taxes on 
episcopal sees go back to a very early period, and took their origin 
from the gifts, made to the Pope and officials of the Roman Court, 
by bishops consecrated in Rome. The tax gradually affected all 
bishops appointed by the Holy See whether they happened to be 
consecrated in Rome or elsewhere. It consisted of what was known 
as the Communia Serviiia, so called from being shared equally by the 
Pope and the College of Cardinals, and this was fixed, in the thirteenth 
century, generally at one-third of the first year's revenue of the see. 
It also included a tax called the Minuta Servitia, which consisted 
of five small payments made, in proportion to the former tax, 
to minor officials of the Roman Court. Instances of these payments 
will be found in the notices of the bishops of the various dioceses re- 
presented in the present volume. 

What concerns us most, however, is the annates proper — that is, 
the tax levied on those provided bj' the Holy See to minor benefices, 
such as parishes, canonries, non-consistorial abbeys and other ecclesi- 
astical offices. It is the entries of these taxes relating to the dioceses of 
the ecclesiastical province of Armagh that form the text of the present 
volume. This tax was first levied by John XXII (1316-34) and for the 
greater part of the fourteenth century consisted of all the revenue of 
the first year, to be paid in three annual instalments, The tax was stated 
expressly to be for supplying the needs of the Ploly See in the govern- 
ment of the Church, and especially for organizing crusades against 
the Turks, who were threatening to overrun Europe. Ireland, 
as we see from the entries in the present volume, was not affected by 
this tax for more than a century, though collations to parishes and 
other minor benefices were made in Ireland by the Popes from 
1320 onwards. Boniface IX (1389-1404) reduced the tax by one 
half, but decreed at the same time that no person collated should 
receive his Bull^ till he had paid it. The tax was ever afterwards 
known as the " Annatee Bonifacianse." As in order to avoid all 
appearance of simony, the Council of Pisa (1409) decreed that the 
tax was not to be exacted before the person collated took possession, 
but was to be collected during his term of office, the Pope contented 
himself with receiving the solemn promise of payment to be made 



* Tho form "Annates " was at first used by English writers, and in later times the 
term " First Fruits" was substituted. Tho derivation seems to bo from Annus, as 
representing a payment based on the income of one year. The form "Annates " is 
found in the Statutes of Henry VIII. It is a dissyllabic word with a silent e and 
should be pronounced an-nats not an-na-tes. ' 



Introduction. xxiii 

within a reasonable time. We notice in most of the entries in the 
present volume " obHgavit se " or " obligavit se Camere " — i.e., " he 
bound himself," or "he bound himself to the Treasury" (Papal). 

Poor benefices with an annual revenue not exceeding twenty-four 
gold florins, equal to six English marks or so, were altogether exempted 
from the tax. So we notice that in these cases, the Bull of Collation 
was handed at once to the person collated. These entries begin with 
the words " Dicta die, una bulla pro N., etc.," and end with " fuit 
restituta sine obligacione " — i.e., " a Bull was given to, so and so 
witl^out any obligation." In the Diocese of Kilmore, for example 
(p. 230-241), out of fifty-one papal collations made during a period 
of 107 years, sixteen were given gratis, as their revenue did not in 
any case exceed six marks. In some cases benefices of the value of 
seven or even eight marks got exemption. 

The annates, though it was acknowledged that the Popes were 
within their rights in levying them, were a source of much dissatis- 
faction throughout the Church. This showed itself very strongly 
in the General Councils of Pisa (1409), Constance (1414-18) and Basle 
(1431-43), in all of which the annates came up for discussion by the 
Fathers. Though ostensibly levied for a good purpose, some of the 
Popes, as was well known, had abused their power ; John XXII, 
for instance, who was the first to levy the annates proper, had acquired 
a name, justly or unjustly, for avarice, and had left enormous resources 
behind him in the papal treasury, and Boniface IX had carried on a 
systematic traffic in benefices. As a step towards removing abuses, 
it was decreed at the Council of Pisa that the tax was not to be 
exacted before the beneficiary took possession, as that procedure 
would savour of simony, but afterwards within a reasonable time. 
But reform seemed hopeless, for John XXIII, who ascended the 
Pontifical throne the year after became so notorious in money matters 
by exacting the tithes of all benefices, the revenues of vacant sees 
and the property of deceased ecclesiastics, that the Sorbonne and the 
Parliament of France felt themselves compelled to make a public 
protest. At the Council of Constance, which deposed John, it was 
resolved that the Fathers should come to a clear understanding with 
the new Pope about to be elected, as to the amount of the levy to be 
made for the needs of the Church and the proper adjustment of the 
taxation. Their hopes were largely fulfilled when the Conclave 
elected Otho Colonna, who took the name of Martin V. He had been 
distinguished as a Cardinal for great learning, purity of life and gentle- 
ness of disposition. As Pope he now agreed not to exact for the 
papal treasury the revenues of vacant sees and other benefices, 
a practice which had been pursued with lamentable results by some 
of his predecessors. But although the Fathers were anxious that 
the annates should be discontinued, he made no change in this tax. 
In fact, we see from the present volume, that with the exception of 
seven instances of the annates proper being levied by John XXIII 
in the Dioceses of Ulster, Martin V was the first Pope to levy them 
regularly, and there are considerably over a hundred to his credit. 
Later in the century, the Council of Basle took up the question of the 
annates, and in order that they might be abohshed, promised to 
draw up a plan of ecclesiastical taxation for the needs of the Supreme 
Pontiff which would be less distasteful to the Church. But owing 



xxiv Introduction. 

to the disruption of the Council, the plan was never brought to light 
and the annates continued as before. 

Without doubt a good deal could be urged with reason on both 
sides of the question. The Fathers had before their eyes the grave 
scandals connected for many years with the annates, especially during 
the Western Schism, and they evidently desired reformation. Their 
fears that the old abuses would be renewed received ample confir- 
mation afterwards during the pontificates of Paul II (1464-71), 
Sixtus IV (1471-84) and Innocent VIII (1484-92). Accusations 
of extortion only too well founded have been made by Catholic 
ecclesiastical historians against all these Pontiffs, Sixtus IV in par- 
ticular having left a name for avaricious traffic in benefices. On 
the other hand, the abuse of a right does not make that right inde- 
fensible. The Popes at this period required large pecuniary resources 
for their defence. Their position, at all times critical, as history 
shows, was not less so in the fifteenth century, when they found them- 
selves confronted by powerful Catholic monarchs and princes whose 
pretensions were unbearable, and when the temporal rights of the 
Holy See, so necessary for its spiritual influence over Europe, had 
often to be defended by force of arms. Then again, the Popes re- 
quired large resources for prosecuting the Crusades against the Turks. 
The middle of the century saw the city of Constantinople fall to their 
victorious arms. They successively overran and conquered Bosnia, 
Servia and other Eastern states and principalities, and were advancing 
nearer to the West. The Popes, in answer to piteous appeals for help, 
sent constant supplies to the Christian warriors in Eastern Europe 
who were battling with the forces of Islam. In one year alone Pius II 
disbursed more than a hundred thousand ducats for the Crusade. 
However, though the Turkish power was threatening to crush all 
Europe, the kings and princes of the West, distracted by petty jealousies 
and engaged in internecine strife, seemed perfectly indifferent to 
the danger looming over them and remained deaf to the calls made 
by the Popes to unite for the defence of Christendom. They would 
do practically nothing and it only remained to the Popes to send out 
material help for the equipment of troops in answer to the numerous 
appeals which came from the East. In this way they spent far more 
money than any other European power, and it was owing to timely 
aid sent by them that more than one important victory was gained 
over the armies of the Prophet. 

It is principally because in modern times the Church has been 
supported by the voluntary system that we are inclined to look askance 
at any obligatory system of taxation. But it must be borne in mind 
that in the middle ages the obligatory system was in use from highest 
to lowest. It was a universally recognised right of the clergy to be 
supported by obhgatory tithes from the people ; of the bishops to 
receive obligatory proxies from the clergy; and so it did not seem 
at all strange or unjust for the Popes to levy obligatory taxes on the 
bishops and clergy, for the general uses of the Church, if they kept 
within reasonable limits. And the Popes did keep within certain 
limits the exercise of this prerogative, especially as regards the taxing 
of priests, for though in the fifteenth century they exacted the episcopal 
annates in nearly every diocese, having reserved the appointments 
of all bishops to themselves. But the priests in most cases escaped the 
annates proper, for the number of minor ecclesiastical benefices 
to which the Popes appointed was by no means very great in pro- 



Introduction . 



XXV 



portion to those, the appointment to which rested in the hands of 
bishops or lay patrons. So the burthen of the annates proper was 
felt only here and there. In some of the dioceses of Ireland, for 
instance, it only affected one parish out of the entire number every 
fifteen or twenty years. Again, it was arranged that poor benefices 
in the Pope's appointment, which could not well bear a tax, were 
exempt from it. Every effort, too, was made to provide bishops 
and priests with a modest competence, in proportion to their stations 
ill life. If the_ revenue of an episcopal see was not sufficient for the 
bishop, he received an abbey or parish in commendam, or two dioceses 
were united. If a parish could not support its priest it was united 
with another parish. Moreover, reductions were made in taxes 
when deemed necessary. In 1452, for instance, the tax on the See 
of Cashel was reduced to 400 florins, intelleda -paupertate ecclesics. 
Delays of payment were constantly granted to Irish bishops. Judging 
from the notices of Irish bishops in the present volume and from 
those in Brady's Episcopal Succession, very little money appears to 
have come from several Irish dioceses during the whole of the century. 
It would not be a very difficult matter to calculate the full amount 
of money received by the Papal Treasury from it during the fifteenth 
century. It is by no means doubtful that the amount of money spent 
afterwards by various Popes on Irish necessities — namely, on the wars 
for religious liberty in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, on 
succour to Irish exiles on the Continent of Europe, both priests and 
laymen, and on the regular subsidies paid during the penal times to 
Irish Bishops up to quite a recent period, far exceeded whatever 
money was extracted from Ireland during previous centuries for 
the general needs of the Church. 

The following Table, made up principally from Brady's Episcopal 
Succession, though imperfect as regards the revenues of most of the 
sees, shows the amount in each case of the episcopal annates imposed 
on the dioceses of Ulster. It will be noticed that the tax on Armagh 
was one-third of the revenue, according to the general rule, while, 
Meath, for some unaccountable reason, was taxed at one half. The 
poorer sees, on the other hand, were taxed to the extent of only one 
sixth, as Ardagh, or one ninth, as Clonmacnoise. From the taxation 
of the other dioceses, we may make on this basis, an approximate 
estimate of their respective episcopal revenues 



DlOCBSE. 


Revenue. 


Tax, 






Florins. 


Fiorina. 




Armagh 


4,000 


1,500 




Clogher 


— 


50 




Meath 


2,000 


1,000 




Down 


— 


130 




Connor 




100 




Down and Connor . . 




230 




Clonmacnoise 


300 


33* 




Ardagh 


200 


33* 




Derry 


— 


120 




Kilmore 


— 


33* 




Raphoe 


— 


33i 




Dromore 


— 


50 





XXVI 



Introduction. 



It must not be supposed, however, that the tax was paid regularly. 
As regards Armagh there are only two instances on record during the 
fifteenth century of the payment of the full amount. Primate Swayne 
paid small instalments of 80, 30 and 20 florins. Primate Connesburgh 
had to resign owing to the non-payment of the tax. In Meath there 
are two records of half-payment of the tax and another of 100 florins. 
To take a remarkable instance of a poor diocese like Derry, Bishop 
John, when appointed in 1401, undertook to pay his own tax of 120 
florins and the same amount for each of his four predecessors in the 
see who had never paid anything into the Papal Treasury, in all more 
than 600 florins. It is ludicrous to find this prelate after eight years, 
handing in to the papal officials, as the first instalment of the taxes, 
eight florins, etc., for his Communia Servitia, and five florins, etc., 
for his Mimita Servitia. It is pretty certain that these accumulative 
taxes were never paid, as shortly afterwards a papal constitution 
abolished all arrears of payment. We have, however, two records 
of Bishops of Derry paying the full tax. The general case with the 
other dioceses was that the tax was paid in full only on two or three 
occasions during the century. The difficulty of collecting the episcopal 
annates was not confined to Ireland ; Germany had a poor record 
in this respect owing to continued wars. So remiss were beneficiaries in 
general that in 1484, shortly after Primate Connesburgh's resignation, 
Innocent VIII issued a Bull, threatening non-paying beneficiaries 
with deprivation of their benefices. 

Turning now to the annates proper, we subjoin a Table in which 
an analysis is made of those in the present volume. The period 
represented is practically from 1421 to 1535, as only seven were levied 
before that date. In the first column we give the number for each 
diocese levied on parochial benefices ; in the second, the number 
levied on minor ecclesiastical dignities, such as archdeaconries, 
deaneries, and canonries ; in the third, the number levied on 
monasteries and abbeys. In the fifth is the number of those given 
gratis : — 



Armagh 

Clogher 

Meath 

Down 

Connor 

Clonmacnois£ 

Ardagh 

Derry 

KUmore 

Raphoe 

Dromore 



Parishes. 



37 
39 
56 
5 
13 
12 

36 

58 

28 

29 

2 



Dignities. 



14 
4 

2 



5 
4 
14 
3 
6 
2 



Abbeys. 



4 
10 
21 

ID 

I 

4 
16 

7 

4 

12 

I 



Total 
Annata. 



55 
53 
79 
15 
14 
21 

56 
65 
35 
47 
5 



Given 
Gratis. 



5 
22 

2 

3 

3 

6 

20 

16 



By halvmg the income of each benefice, given in the entries 
we learn the amount of the tax and could thus calculate the total sums 
of moneys received from all the dioceses during the period in which 
they were levied. What will strike us at once from a perusal of the 



Introduction. xxvii 

r 

above Table is that the burden of the annates proper, or the Annates. 
BonifaciancB, as they were called, was not very grievous, especially in 
the poorer dioceses. For instance, Connor, where it was levied fourteen 
times, was not called to pay more than 76 marks ; Kilmore, where 
it was levied thirty-four times, not more than 210 marks — very paltry 
amounts for a whole century. And, moreover, the thought strikes 
us, that perhaps there v/as as much remissness about these payments 
as there was about the episcopal annates. In every entry in the 
present volume the promise of payment is made, but it is impossible 
to know how many of the promises were kept. Many of the appoint- 
ments of collectors of the papal taxes in Ireland and other references to 
them are to be found in Theiner's Vetera Monumenta. The first we have 
come across is dated 1380, and is an order to judges to compel the 
bishops of Emly and Sodor to give an account of moneys received. 
A few days afterwards another Bull directs that the moneys are to 
be assigned to the firm of Guinisii, merchants of Lucca, resident in 
I,ondon. The following year. Urban VI gives power to Cosmatus 
GentUis, the Apostolic Nuncio in England and collector of the papal 
taxes, to appoint sub-collectors in Ireland and Scotland. The very 
day after his coronation, in 1389, Boniface IX appointed the first 
general collector for Ireland, Franciscus de Capponago. He was 
followed by John Foxe, canon of Dublin in 1397, who was peremp- 
torily called to give an account of his stewardship in 1407. We note 
the appointment in 1425 by Martin V of Simon de Teramo, of all 
papal taxes communihus et minutis exceptis. In 1431, Eugenius IV 
issues a Bull confirming the previous appointment of John de Obizis. 
Four years later, Petrus de Monte, who had been collector in England 
is appointed to Ireland in addition. In 1457, Calixtus III appoints 
John Purcell, bishop of Ferns, as apostolic nuncio et collector general. 
In the present volume (p. 72) there is a reference {ad annum 1483) to 
the collector, John O'Phelan, canon of Ferns. The last notice we have 
come across in Theiner is that of Adrian Castellensis, clericus Coretanus, 
appointed collector general for England and Ireland in 1489. 

In most of the dioceses in the present volume the last entries 
of annates belong to the year 1535-6 — a memorable year for Ireland, 
for it was then that George Browne, appointed Archbishop of Dublin 
by Henry VIII. and other ecclesiastical commissioners, were sent 
over to get the King acknowledged as Head of the Church in Ireland 
instead of the Pope. All intercourse with Rome was immediately 
stopped by the Government. Two years afterwards, in a packed 
Parhament from which the proctors of the clergy were Ulegally ex- 
cluded, Henry VIII was acknowledged as Head of the Church in 
England and Ireland, and further Acts were passed transferring the 
payment of the annates from the Holy See to the King. And this 
was done with an important difference in the King's favour, following 
the precedent of the English Parliament, which in 1534 had granted 
to him and his successors forever the annates or first fruits of all 
benefices, offices, dignities, etc., spiritual, with the exception of par- 
sonages and vicarages not exceeding the yearly value of eight marks. 
So that whereas formerly the papal annates were confined to those 
benefices to which the Holy See appointed directly, all benefices, 
episcopal and parochial, were now subject to payment, and not as 
formerly, of the half of the first year's income but of the whole of it. 



xxviii Introduction. 

It should be borne in mind that none other than episcopal annates 
had been hitherto exacted in England. Another Act was passed 
vesting in him and his successors the annates or first fruits of all abbeys, 
priories and hospitals without exception. And not content with this 
robbing of the Church, another Act bound all holders of spiritual 
benefices in Ireland, bishops and clergy alike, to pay to him and his 
successors yearly a twentieth part of their income. He had already 
obtained a tenth part of the yearly income of all benefices in England. 
These Acts are supposed to have been passed by the free consent 
of Peers and Commons, but it is too well known that Acts of Parlia- 
ment were mere formalities towards the carrying out of His Highness' 
royal will and pleasure. Whatever may be said of the occasional 
abuse of papal pov/er in the levying of annates, no words could 
be strong enough to reprobate this legalised robbery of the Church 
and the patrimony of the poor, to satisfy the greed of a despot. There 
was not even the excuse of any avowed spiritual end, or of providing 
for the general needs of Christiandom, as, for instance, by a Crusade. 
The tax was levied for the next two centuries simply to enable the 
monarchs of England to live in greater luxury than heretofore. But 
so many similar instances of Caesar putting his hands on the things 
of God have occurred in modern times, that we need not dwell on it. 
The spoliation of the Church added great riches to the royal 
treasury, but in the course of time, the benefit to the Crown became 
less and less, as money decreased relatively in value and as the benefices 
were taxed according to the old papal valuation, which continued in 
force after the Protestant Reformation. So after long negotiations, 
in which Dean Swift took a prominent part, the first fruits which 
were then valued at ^^450 per annum and the twentieth parts which 
amounted to £500, were remitted by royal letters patent of Queen 
Anne, in 1711, for the benefit of the Irish Protestant clergy. These 
were thus placed in the happy position of being able to exact full 
tithes from the Catholic peasantry and of having no tax put on 
them b3^ any higher spiritual authority. But though the clergy were 
exempted, the bishops continued to pay the whole of their first year's 
income as annates down to the Disestablishment of the Protestant 
Church in Ireland in 1869. Since 1715, however, all ecclesiastical 
persons were allowed a space of four years for the payment of the tax. 



Introduction. xxix 

EXPI.ANATION OF SOME TERMS AND PHRASES. 
The phrase 

I. — Tanquam principalis et privata persona, it will be noticed, 
is used only when one person is binding himself or going security for 
another beneficiary. In these cases we generally see that he promises 
to have the agreement ratified by the person for whom he binds him- 
self, within a certain specified time : Promisit producer e mandatum 
ratificacionis infra duodecim menses. The phrase tamquam principalis 
is used in cases where the beneficiary himself makes the promise of 
payment. 

2. — Et promisit solvere dictam annatam Collectori in partibus. 
And he promised to pay the said annate to the Collector of his district. 

3- — Restituta [juit Bulla] quia narratur intrusus et est pro Ihernico. 
The Bull [of collation] was delivered to him, as there is an intruder 
in the parish and [the Bull] is for an Irishman. Sometimes only one 
or other reason is assigned for the immediate delivery of the Bull. 
Irish beneficiaries, from the constant repetition of the latter reason, 
seem to have been specially favoured in this respect. 

4. — Quia privatio in forma juris. Because of the judicial de- 
privation [of the former beneficiary]. This is also given as a reason 
for immediate delivery of a Bull of collation. 

5. — Collatum eidem Romce. Given to the same at Rome. It 
will be observed that the personal collation of benefices at Rome and 
other places where the Pope was staying were far more frequent in 
the early years of the annates than later on. Probably these matters 
were in the later period arranged in Ireland by the collectors and 
apostolic nuncios. 

To examine a few instances of the working of the annates let us 
take up some recorded in the first two pages of the text. 

Nemeas O'Hanratty, in 1413, evidently by personal application 
to the Pope at Florence, gets the parish of Aghaloo, for John 
O'Hanratty, probably his brother, and makes promise of payment 
for him. Again, in Rome, in 1421, he gets the parish of Errigal 
Kerrogue for Magonius O'Hanratty, another probable relative of his. 

Donat 0'I,oughren, while in Rome in 1419, promises the Curia, 
or Papal Treasury officials, that as soon as he gets back to Ireland, 
he win pay fifteen gold florins, as a composition agreed upon with them, 
pro fructibus male perceptis of the parishes of Aghaloo and Errigal- 
Keerogue. A Bull of Martin V, dated June 20, 1418 (p. 18), explains 
his defective title to the revenues of these parishes. We find Donat 
0'I/)ughren again in Rome in 1421, where he obtains for himself 
the parish of Donaghmore, vacant by the death of John O'lyoughren, 
probably an uncle. In 1427, Patrick O'Loughren has to go bail for 
Donat, his brother, to get him restored to the same parish, of which 
he had been deprived extra curiam — that is, not by the Roman 
authorities, but probably by the Collector in Ireland for non-payment. 
The Patricii (p. 2, lines 23 and 27) is clearly a pen-slip of the curial 
clerk for " Donatii." We may note as curious that the valuation of 
Donaghmore parish, which was twelve marks sterling, when Donat 
entered into possession, was reduced to seven marks after an interval 
of six years. 



XXX Introduction. 



Part III. 



Memoir of the Compiler. 

The Rev. Michael Costello, O.P., S.T.M., the compiler of the 
present monumental work, was born in the town of Galway in 1824. 
He entered the Dominican Order about the age of eighteen, and, 
as was then the custom, went abroad at once to make his novitiate 
and ecclesiastical studies. It fell to his lot to be sent to Italy, where 
he made his profession in 1844, and was ordained a few years after- 
wards. He was living in San Clemente in 1848, when Garibaldi 
invaded the Papal States, and remained at his post during the regime 
of the short lived Mazzinian Republic, though it was a time of great 
danger for priests, several of whom were assassinated in the streets. 
He preserved vivid recollections of the siege of Rome by the French 
under General Oudinot the following year, when after four weeks of 
incessant cannonade. Garibaldi and his followers were forced to 
evacuate the city. On one occasion he very narrowly escaped being 
seized by Garibaldian troopers to help in the dangerous task of filling 
with earth the gabions that were used to close a breach in the walls 
made by the French guns. 

Early in the fifties, Father Costello was sent to lycicester, to 
help the English Fathers in the restoration of their province of the 
Dominican Order. After spending two years in England, he returned 
to his native country, and engaged in the work of the ministry. He 
was afterwards appointed Rector of the College of Corpo Santo at 
lyisbon, but remained there only a couple of years. On his return 
to Ireland he was assigned to St. Saviour's, Limerick. A malady 
of the ears, to which he was subject for several years and which gradu- 
ally brought on almost complete deafness, at last made all ministerial 
work impossible to him, so he finally left Ireland in 1867 and took 
up his residence in Rome, where he remained till the end of his life. 

Casting about for congenial occupation in the Eternal City, he 
determined to devote his life to transcribing the numerous documents 
relating to Ireland which are preserved in the archives. It is probable 
that for some time he was groping about in the dark before deciding 
on the class of documents most suitable and the period which would 
best repay research. Both Theiner and Cardinal Moran had been 
before him, the former producing a valuable collection of Papal Bulls 
relating to England, Ireland and Scotland, and the latter, then Presi- 
dent of the Irish College, getting together from the Propaganda and 
other archives, the interesting series of documents, dating from the 
sixteenth to the beginning of the nineteenth century, which he after- 
wards published in three volumes under the title of Sficilegium 
Ossoriense. Father Costello's reseaches, it appears, began with the 
Episcopal Succession in Ireland in later centuries, a subject which 



Introduction. xxxi 

had not been adequately treated by Irish ecclesiastical historians. 
However, his researches in this direction were not destined to bear 
fruit, as W. Maziere Brady, who was also, unknown to him, working 
on the same lines, published in 1876 his Episcopal Succession in 
England, Scotland and Ireland, thus rendering useless any further 
prosecution of the work. In the meantime, Father Costello had turned 
his attention to the Annates — a hitherto untouched field, and also 
to the Bulls relating to the appointments of beneficiaries in Ireland 
during the period covered by the Annates. It was a work calling 
for incessant industry and great singleness of purpose, but he kept 
at it year after year with unflagging zeal till the day of his death. 
At the same time he collected a vast amount of material relating to 
the transactions of the Holy See with England, Scotland and Norway, 
which he was never able to publish. 

While the work was in progress. Father Costello made application 
to the Master of the Rolls at the English Record Ofiice to have it printed 
as a portion of the Rolls Series which had been appearing for some 
years. The reply to his application was that the Record Office was 
prepared to give it favourable attention if he was willing to compile 
the same class of records that related to England and Scotland. It 
may be mentioned here that England was exempt from the Annates 
proper, viz. those relating to parishes and other minor benefices, her 
contribution to Peter's Pence being considered an equivalent. As 
he was not prepared to devote himself to this enormous extension 
of his work, the project fell through, and he gave up all hope of seeing 
his work printed during his lifetime. However, in 1900, Mr William 
Tempest, spontaneously offered to take up the printing and publishing 
of a work so useful to students of Irish History, and the first portion 
of the manuscript was sent over to him the same year. The work 
of printing, with numerous interruptions and delays, has been pro- 
ceeding ever since. The late Rev. Dr. Bartholomew M'Carthy, P.P., 
Editor Annals of Ulster, and Mr. John Ribton Garstin, V.P.R.I.A., 
and past President of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 
gave valuable help for the dioceses of Armagh, Clogher and Meath, 
which were the first to be completed. The great cause of delay in the 
prosecution of the work was Father Costello's extreme love of verbal 
accuracy, amounting to an infirmity. Time was no object to him 
when there was question of the minutest correction. 

His death took place on March 5, 1906. In spite of his deafness 
and the growing infirmities of age, the venerable priest had always 
insisted on walking alone through the crowded streets on his way 
to and from the libraries, and rejected all offers of a companion to 
preserve him from danger. On crossing a street, about two months 
before his death, he was knocked down by an electric tram and was 
carried in an unconscious state to the hospital. His wonderful 
vitality preserved him from succumbing at once to the shock and 
after a few weeks he rallied sufficiently to be brought back to 
San Clemente. However, an attack of pneumonia which supervened 
carried him off shortly afterwards, and he was laid to his rest in the 
cemetery of San Lorenzo at the ripe age of eighty-two. 






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were made by Father Costello. 



OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 
DIOCESIS ARMACAN^. 

1413—1535. 



Diver sorum Johannis XXIII. 
MCCCOXIII. 
Eadem die (xxvj Augusti.), dictus Nemeas (Ohenraychtaych), etc., 
Canonicus Armacanus, tanquam principalis et privata persona, obligavit 
se pro Johanne Ohenraychtaych, pro annata parrochialis eoclesie de 
Achalunga^ Armachan. dice, cuius fructus xij marcarum argenti sterling- 
orum communi extimatione, vacantis per mortem Johannis Ocorre extra 
curiam, sibi collate apud S. A(ntonium) extra mures Morent., viiij 
Kalendas Augusti, anno quarto. Promisit producere mandatum ratifi- 
cacionis infra duodeoim menses. (1413, fol. 15.) ' 

Diversorum Martini V. 
MCCOOXYIIII. 
Die Lune xvj mensis predicti (Oct.), Donatus Olucran, presbyter 
Armacane dioc, sub penis Camere Apostolice iuravit et promisit, statim 
quam erit in partibus Ibernie, solvere xv florenas auri de Camera, seu 
eorum verum valorem, pro fructibus male perceptis de Arigaldacharog" 
et Achadlinga^ [recU Achadlunga] parroehialibus ecclesiis Armachane 
dioc, super quibus in dicta Camera composuit. Actum in Thesauraria, 
presentibus Jo. Brmenrod et Simone de Novaria. (1419-25, fol. 34.) 

MCCCCXXI. 
Die nona predicti (Junii) idem Nimeas (Ohenrachytaych), nomine quo 
supra, obligavit se Camere nomine Magonii Oenrachtaych super annata 
rectorie parrochialis eeclesie de Areguldakerog^ [Brrigal Keerogue] 
Armachane dioc, cuius fructus oeto marcarum sterlingorum communi 
extimatione, vacantis per obitum Patricii Mackahasayg in curia. Coll. 
eidem Eome etc. xviij Kalendas Mali, anno quarto. Item promisit 
producere mandatum ratificacionis ut supra. (1421-23, fol. 17.) 

lAcHALtWGA. — Now Aghaloo, a parish oiarog, i.e. the little church or oratory 
in the barony of Dungannon Lower and of St. Dachiarog, now Errigal Keerogue, 
county of Tyrone. a parish in the barony of Ologher and 

2 Abigaldachabog. — Becte Airecal-Da- county of Tyrone, on the river Blaokwater. 

2 



2 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

Die xxvij eiusdem (Oct.), Donatus Olucharean, principalis, obligavit 
se Camere super annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Patricii de 
Dompnacmor,' Armachane dioc, cuius fructus xij marcarum sterling- 
orum communi extimatione, vacantis per obitum Johannis Olucharean 
extra curiam, seu per modum Si neutri. Collate eidem Eo(me) viiij 
Kalendas Marcii, anno quarto. (Fol. 54.) 

MCCCCXXV. 
Die xxij eiusdem (Martii) Malachias Maceadgha, principalis, obligavit 
se Camere super annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie de Tarmucumnin' 
Armacane dioc, cuius fructus xij marcarum sterlingorum communi 
extimacione, vacantis per resignacionem Malachie predicti. Collat. eidem 
Eome etc. viij Kalendas Marcii, anno octavo. (1424-27, fol. 47.) 

MCCCCXXVI. 

Die XV eiusdem (Mali) Thomas Barry, principalis, obligavit se Camere 
super annata parrochialis ecclesie de Kylingtoul,^ Armacane dioc, cuius 
fructus decem marcarum sterlingorum communi extimacione, vacantis 
per obitum Davidis Mills in curia. CoUat. eidem Eome etc. xiiij 
Kalendas Mail, anno nono. [Fol. 158.) 

Die quinta eiusdeA (Nov. mccccxxv) unum par buUarum pro Odone 
Macgarmlaguyd super parrochiali ecclesia Carinisegail,^ Armachane dioc. 
cuius fructus quinque marcarum sterlingorum communi extimacione, 
fuit restitutum sine obligacione. Ita fuit S. {Fol. 258.) 

MCCCOXXVII. 

Badem die (xxiiij Nov.) Patricius Olucheran, rector parrochialis 
ecclesie de CarnandsegayP Armachane dioc, ut principalis et privata 
persona, obligavit se Camere nomine Patricii (sic) Olucheran, fratris sui, 
super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie de Dompnachmor," 
Armachane dioc, cuius fructus septem marcharum sterlingorum communi 
extimacione, vacantis per privacionem dieti Patricii extra curiam factam. 
Coll. eidem Eome etc. ij Idus Octobris, anno decimo. (1427-28, fol. 89.) 

Die xxvij. dicti mensis (Nov.) Guillelmus Haddesors, principalis, 
obligavit se Camere super annata ^rehidiaconatus ecclesie Armachane, 

3_D0MPNA0HM0B, i.e. the great churcli, 5 Kylyngtoul, now Killiuooole, a par- 
It is now called Donaghmore, and is a isli in the barony and county of Louth, 
parish in the barony of Dunganuon Mid- 6 miles S.W. of Dundalk. 
die, county Tyrone. 6 Caeiniseqail, in Irish recte Carn-tsia- 
4 Tabmucumnin.—" Formerly Tear- daU, i.e. the Garn of Siadhail, Shell, or 
monu-Cuimmig. It may derive its name Sedulius, a small village, now called 
from Cuimue, sister of St. Columba. The Oarnteel, in a parish of the same name, 
parish derives its present name (Ter- in the barony of Dungannon Lower and 
monmagujrk) from the family of Mac- county Tyrone, a short distance from 

i ' t, ^^^'^ formerly herenachs, Aughnaoloy. It is abnost unrecognls- 

under the Primate, of the ecclesiastical able in the papal Taxation of 1302-6 

lands in the parish. where it appears as Karmesgell, and is 

valued at J mark yearly. 



DIOCESIS ARMACAN^. 3 

ctiius fructus viginti marcharum sterlingorum communi extimacione 
vacantis per obitum Mauricii Suetman extra curiam. Coll. eidem Eome 
etc. XV Kalendas Decembris, anno decimo. {Fol. 90.) 

MCCCOXXVIII. 

Eadem die (x Junii) Nellanus Olucheran, principalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata reotorie parrochiaUs ecclesie Sci. Patricii de 
Dompnachinor \recU Dompnachmor, Donaghmore] Armachane dioc, 
cuius fructus duodecim marcharum sterlingorum communi extimacione, 
vacantis per obitum Donati Olucheran extra curiam. Coll. eidem Eome 
etc. iiij Idus Octobris, anno decimo. {Fol. 150.) 

Die dicta (vj Nov. mccccxxvj), una bulla pro Patricio Offrargalaych 
{sic) super perpetua vicaria parrochialis ecclesie de Areguldacerag 
[Errigal Keerogue] , Armacane dioc, cuius fructus sex marcarum ster- 
lingorum communi extimacione, fuit restituta sine obligacione. {Fol. 
215.) 

Die XXX dicti mensis (Oct. mccccxivij), una bulla pro Nelano 
Oconallan super rectoria parrochialis ecclesie de Ceallysiyill,' Armacane 
dioc, cuius fructus quatuor marcharum sterlingorum communi extima- 
cione fuit restituta sine obhgacione. Ita est. N. de Valle. [Fol. 272.) 

MCCCCXXVIIII. 
Eadem die (v Oct.), Johannes Preen, principalis, obligavit se Camere 
super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Petri de 
Drocheda,^ Armachane dioc, cuius fructus quindecim marcharum ster- 
lingorum communi extimacione, vacantis per obitum Thome Eosell, 
Abbreviatoris, in curia. Collat. eidem Eome etc. iij Idus Marcii, anno 
duodecimo. (1428-30, fol. 84.) 

Ex Libro qidetantiiim. 
Die 18* Octobris 1429, venerabilis vir dominus Johannes Preen, 
perpetuus vicarius parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Petri de Drothea^ [Drog- 
heda] , Armachane dioc, pro annata dicte vicarie cum Camera Apostolica 
ad summam viginti octo florenorum etc. composuit etc., quos etc. die 
dat. presencium solvit etc. {Fol. 134.) 

Dwersorum. 
Dicta die (xxviij Nov.), Matheus Macassathayd, vicarius perpetue 
vicarie de Longford Megmachuna,' Clochorensis dioc, tanquam princi- 

7 Ceaxltsiyill, in Irish, recte Cill-iseal, thother third parte to the viooar there." 

or Coill-iseal, i.e. low church or wood, — Jilt. Inq., app. ii. 

called in the Taxation, Ekellisill, and 8 Deocheda, in Irish Droiohead-ata, 

now known as Killeshil, a parish in the that is the bridge of the ford, pointing 

barony of Dungannon Lower, county of clearly to the fact that the first bridge 

Tyrone. " The parish of Killishell, con- was built over the ford where the northern 

teyninge sixteene balliboes ; viz. the ten road along the coast crossed the Boyne. 

balliboes of Clonenys and sixe balliboes of 9 Longfobd Megmachuna, in Irish 

Larga, and there is both a parson and a Longphort Meg Matgamna, i.e. the fort- 

vicc»r presentative, and twoe-thirde ress of Mao Mahon. Dr. Reeves says that 

parts of tiethes are paid to the parson and it was at or near Monaghan. Sea postea. 



4 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

palis obligavit se Camere, nomine Eorici Magagyer, super annata vioarie 
parrochialis ecclesie de Areguldakeroc [Errigal Keerogue] , A[r]ma- 
chane dioc, cuius fructus etc. octo marcarum sterlingorum communi 
extimatione, vacantis per obitum Mauricii Ocorcran extra curiam. Coll. 
eidem Eome etc. Kalendis Novembris, anno duodecimo. {Fol. 94.) 

Ex Libra Annatarwn. 
MCOOCXXX. 

Dicta die (xxx Oct.), Carolus Omellan, principalis, obligavit se Camere 
super annata decanatus ecclesie Armachane, qui inibi dignitas maior 
existit, cuius fructus etc. Ix marcarum sterlingorum communi extima- 
cione, vacantis per constitucionem Execrabilis, ex eo quod Dionisius 
Oculean occupavit et occupat [eum] cum rectoria parrochialis ecclesie 
de Domnachmor [Donaghmore] dicte dioc. Coll. eidem Eome etc. iiij 
Kalendas Octobris anno xiii™ [pont. Mart. V] . (1430-31, fol. 46.) 

Dicta die (viiij Dec.) Willialmus Osucherean [recti Olucherean], 
clericus Armachanus, principalis, obligavit se Camere super annata 
rectorie parrochialis ecclesie de Domrmachmor (sic) [Donaghmore] 
dicte Armachanensis dioc, cuius fructus etc. duodecim marcarum ster- 
lingorum communi extimacione, vacantis per liberam resignacionem 
Nellani Olucheran, extra curiam factam. Coll. eidem Eome etc. Idibus 
Novembris anno, xiii"°. [Fol. 56.) 

Dicta die (vij Aug"), una bulla pro Nellano Omulgyru super rectoria 
parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Patrici(i) de Cillgressa'", Armacane dioc, 
cuius fructus etc. sex marcarum sterlingorum communi extimacione, 
restituta fuit sine obligacione. {Fol. 206.) 

Ex Libro Annatarum Eugenii IV. 
MCCCCXXXI. 

Dicta die (xviiij Aprilis) Mauricius Olucherean, principalis, obligavit 
Be Camere super annata monasterii Sanctorum Petri et Pauli Armachan.," 
ordinis S. Augustini, cuius fructus etc. xxxiiij™ marcarum sterlingorum 
communi extimacione, vacantis per obitum Michaelis dicti monasterii 
Abbatis, extra Eo. curiam defuncti. Coll. eidem Eome etc. anno 
Incarnacionis Dominice mccccxxxj""" xiij Kalendas Aprilis, anno primo. 
[Eugenii IV.] (1431-33, fol. 12.) 

Dicta die (vi Junii) Willialmus Olucheran, principalis, obligavit se 

lOCiLLGRKSSA, i.e. the church of the sometimes called Magheraglass Caitle. 
brambles, from the Irish dreas or dris, a 11 MoN. Sanctokum Petri et Pauli. 

brier or bramble ; it is now called Kil- Abmaohan.— St. Patrick, the Apostle of 

dress, which is the name of a parish in Ireland, founded this abbey in the year 

the barony of Dungannon Upper, and 445 or 457 for Regular Canons of the 

county of Tyrone. The ruins of the Order of St. Augustin, and dedicated it 

ancient parish church are about a mile to the Apostles SS. Peter and Paul. Its 

eastward of the Protestant church. Here last abbot was James O'Donelly, for an 

are also the ruins of Magheraglass priory, Inquisition, taken the first of Nov in 

founded by Terence O'Hagan, in 1242; it the first year of Elizabeth, 1557 finds 

was fortified by the O'Hagans in the war that he has surrendered it being then 

against Queen Elizabeth, from which it is seized of the site thereof. ' 



DIOCESIS ARMACANiE. 5 

Oamere super annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie de Termundcoinnyn 
[alias Termonmaguirk] , Armachane dioc, cuius fruetus etc. duodecim 
marcarum sterlingorum communi extimacione, vacantis per privacionem 
Malchie Macedga, extra curiam fiendam. Coll. eidem Eome etc. anno 
Incamacionis Dominice mccccxxx", v Idus Marcii, anno primo. (Fol. 38.) 

Dicta die (xj Junii) Cristinus Olucherean, principalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie de Darreldrulan" (vel 
Daireldrulan), Armachane dioc, cuius fruetus septem marcarum sterling- 
orum communi extimacione, vacantis per liberam resignacionem Donati 
Octuleam [rect6 Occuleain] in curia factam. Coll. eidem Eome etc. 
anno Incamacionis Dominice mccccxxxj", ij Kalendas Junii, anno primo. 
(Fol. 40.) 

MCOCCXXXIII. 

Die xiij eiusdem (Martii) una bulla pro Patricio Ohindrachtaid, super 
parrochiali ecclesia de Carndsyiegail [Carnteel] , Armachane dioc, cuius 
fruetus etc. quinque marcharum sterlingorum communi extimacione, 
restituta fuit sine obligacione. 

MCCOCXXXIIII. 

Dicta die (15 Aug. 1434) habuit etc. pro parte annate vicarie par. ecc' 
[? Termonfeckin, see next entry] Armacanen dioc, et etiam Archidia- 
conatus eccl' Armachanen., a. d. Johanne de Preen, vicario vicarie pre- 
dicts, flor. auri de Cam' 40°" (Lib. Introitus et Exitus Cam° Ap" Eug. 
IV. ab an. 1433-34. Cod. Archivii Vaticani.) 

Dicta die (1' Sept. 1484) habuit etc. usque in diem 15"" mensis 
Augusti, pro residuo annate Vicarie par. ecc° de Tremunfegin,^' Armachan. 
dioc, ac Archidiaconatus eec° Armachan., a d. Johanne de Preen, Vicario 
dicte Vicarie, ac Archidiacon", flor. auri de Cam* 30. {Lib. Int. et Exitus 
Eug. IV. ut sup-a.) 

Diversorwm Eugenii IV. 
MCCCCXXXVII. 
Die ultima eiusdem (Jan.) Johannes Ocondalarch, principalis, obligavit 
se Camere super annata monasterii Sanctorum Petri et Pauli Armacha- 
nensis, ordinis S. Augustini, cuius fruetus etc viginti marcharum 
sterlingorum communi extimacione, vacantis per privacionem cuiusdam 
Mathei, dicti monasterii Abbatis, auctoritate ordinaria factam. Coll. 
eidem Bononie anno ut supra [mccocxxxvi] , vij° Kalendas Februarii anno 
sexto. (1436-39, /oZ. 56.) 

MCCCCXXXVIII. 
Dicta die (xvj. Junii), Magonius Oleregssa [recti Olergussa] , rector 

12 Daekbldbulan, rec<« Daire-Lurain, 29th of October, according to Clery's 

i.e. Luran's or Loran's Oak Wood, now Irish Calendar. 

called Derryloran, a parish in the bar- 13 Tekmunfegin. — Termonfeckin, a 

onies of Loughinsholin and Dungannon parish in the barony of Perrard, county 

IJpper, in the counties of Londonderry of Louth. This parish has its name 

and Tyrone. St. Luran's feast-day is the from St. Feohin of Fore, whose feast is 

kept on the 20th of January. 



6 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

parrochialis ecclesie Cluanes" Cloohorensis dioc, ut principalis et privata 
persona, obligavit se Camere, nomine Cognoscii Ohaeda, super annata 
parrochialis ecclesie de Achadlunga [Aghaloo] alias plebis Monterlyrenid 
Armachane dioc, cuius fructus etc. sexdecim marcharum argenti com- 
muni extimacione, vacantis per privacionem Thome Olucharean fiendam. 
Coll. eidem Perrarie anno etc. mccccxxxviij, iij Idus Mali anno octavo. 
{Fol. 205.) 

Die xviiij. eiusdem (Julii), Donaldus Offearchran, principalis, obligavit 
se Camere super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie de Tam- 
lachtalyag," Armachane dioc, cuius fructus etc. quatuordecim marcharum 
sterlingorum communi extimacione, vacantis per privacionem Henrici 
Offearchran fiendam. Coll. eidem Perrarie, anno etc. mccccxxxviij, vij 
Kalendas Juhi, anno octavo. {Fol. 213.) 

MCCCCXXXVIIIl. 

Dicta die (vii Julii) Salomon Ochorri, principaHs, obhgavit se Camere 
super annata prebende saoerdotalis parrochialis ecclesie de Cluaynfy- 
achna,^^ in ecclesia Ardmachana, cuius ac canonicatus dicte ecclesie 
fructus etc. sexdecim marcharum sterhngorum communi extimacione, 
vacantis per non promocionem ad sacerdocium. Coll. eidem Plorenoie 
anno ut supra (mccccxxxviiij), Nonis Junii, anno nono. (1438-4:2, fol. 84.) 

Dicta die (x Sept. mccccxxxviij) una bulla pro Patricio Odangussa 
super perpetua vicaria parrochialis ecclesie de Arigaldeo (chiarog) 
[Brrigal Keerogue] Armachanensis (dioc), cuius fructus quinque 
marcharum (sterlingorum communi extimatione), restituta sine obli- 
gacione quia infra taxam. (Fol. 320.) 

MCCCCXLII. 

Dicta die (xsiv Sept.), Ysaac Oculean, principalis, obligavit se Camere 
super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie de Cluainfiecla" 
[Olonfeacle] Armachanesis dioc, cuius fructus etc. octo marcharum 
sterlingorum communi extimacione, vacature per privacionem Mauricii 
Oculean fiendam. CoU. eidem Plorencie anno ut supra (mccccxUj) xv 
Kalendas Septembris, anno duodecimo. (1442-44, fol. 48.) 

14 Gluanes, in Irisi. Cluain-Eois, i.e. tlie Taxation, 1302-6, it is called 
Eos's Meadow (Joyce), now Clones, a mar- Thamelaolie-Dalig, and is valued at 3 
ket and post town, and a parish partly marks 6s. yearly. 

in the barony of Glankelly, comity of 16 CLUAYNFyACHNA.i.e.Piaclma'slawn 

Fermanagh, and partly in the baronies or meadow, or bog-island (Four Masters, 

of Monaghan and Dartrey, comity of an. 1252, note «j, now Olonfeacle, a parish 

Monaghan. , partly in the baronies of Armagh and 

15 Tamlachtaltag. — A parish in the Oneilland West, in the county of Ar- 
county of Armagh, called TamlachUge magh, but chiefly in the barony of Dun- 
in the diocesan Register, TawnateUe in gannon Middle, County of Tyrone, 
the King's Books, and Ballymore or In the Taxation it is called Clonfeoyna, 
Tandragee by modern authorities. — and its yearly revenue is reckoned to be 3 
Reeves' Down and Connor. This parish marks. 

is in the barony of Orior Lower. In 



DIOCESIS ARMACAN^. 7 

MCCCCXLIIII. 

Dicta die (xxviij Feb.) Nellanus Macgellacrane, procurator et nomine 
procuratorio etc., obligavit se Camere nomine Cristini Oluchiarean, super 
annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie de Domnachmor [Donaghmore] 
Ardmachane dioc, cuius fructus etc. duodecim marcharum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, vacantis per modum nove provisionis. Coll. 
eidem Eome apud S. Petrum anno ut supra (mccccxliii) xv. Kalendas 
Februarii, anno xiij". {Fol. 173.) 

Dicta die (xx Dec. mcoccxliij) una bulla pro Philippo Odaechan super 
rectoria parrochialis ecclesie de Killisyll [Killeshil] , Armachane dioc, 
cuius fructus etc. quatuor marcharum sterlingorum communi extima- 
tione, restituta sine obligacione, de mandate dominorum de Camera. 
{Fol. 250.) 

MCCCCXLVI. 

Dicta die (iiij Maii) Eoricus Omihian, principalis, obligavit se Camere 
super annata parrochialis ecclesie de Ardbo," Ardmachane dioc, cuius 
fructus etc. septem marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, 
vacature per privacionem Patricii Okemiuan {vel Okeminan) faciendam. 
Coll. eidem Eome apud S. Petrum anno etc. ut supra (mccccxlvj), octavo 
Idus [Gratis pro Deo] Aprilis, anno sextodecimo. (1445-47, /oZ. 11.) 

Die dicta (ij Sept.), Patricius Omulgyru, principalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Patricii de Cyldreas 
[Kildress], Armachan. dioc, cuius fructus etc. sex marcharum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, vacature per assecutionem parrochialis ecclesie de 
Dompnacreasdra^' faciendam. Coll. eidem Eome apud S. Petrum, anno 
etc. mccccxlvj" tertio Kalendas Augusti, anno xvi. {Fol. 48.) 

Die viiij eiusdem (Sept.) Thomas Oculean, principalis, obhgavit se 
Camere super annata parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Yrlathei episcopi de 
Cluoynfecharia [Clonfeacle] Armachane dioc, cuius fructus, etc., 
quatuordecim marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacature 
per privationem Salomonis Occorra faciendam. Coll. eidem Eome apud 
S. Petrum, anno etc. mcccc°xlvi°, Idibus Augusti, anno sextodecimo. — 
{Fol. 51.) 

Die dicta (viiij" Septembris), Thomas Ygoband, ut principalis obhgavit 
se Camere, nomine Johannis Occellachan, super annata rectorie sive 

17 Aedbo, i.e. CoUisbovis, now Arbo (or is identified in Reeves' Down and Comior, 
Arboe), an old church giving name to a p. 294, note 6, v?ith Donaghrisk, a tovpn- 
townland and parish, in the barony of land in the parish of Desertcreat. Its 
Dungannon and county of Tyrone, about ancient cemetery was, says Dr. Reeves, 
two miles west of Lough Neagh (Ann. the burying-place of the sept of O'Hagan. 
Four Mast., 1103, note c). The parish In the taxationof Armagh diocese, A.D., 
is partly in the barony of Loughinsholin, 1291, Donaghheresca occurs as the name 
but chiefly in the barony of Dungannon of an independent church ; and in the 
Upper, county Tyrone. Registra of the diocese it is called the 

18 DOMPNACBBASDEA, called in the Tox- rectory of Domnaghreasca, Downagh- 
aUon of 1302-6, Dunaghheressca, and the ryasTce.—BeevBS : Down and Connor, 
same, I suppose, as Domnach-Riascaigh etc., p. 294, note 36. 

of the Tripartite Life of St. Patrick, which 



8 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

prebende parroehialis ecclesie Sanctarum Brigide et Tree de Artrea" 
Armachan. dioc, cuius fructus etc. duodecim maroharum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione. Coll. eidem per modum nove provisionis, Eome 
apud S. Petrum, anno etc. mcccc°xlvj°, tertio Nonis Augusti, anno xvi°. 
{Fol.52.) 

Diversoriim Pit II. 
MOCCCLX. 

Die viiij eiusdem (Augusti) Thadeus Bernard! de Ybernia, clerious 
Clokarensis dioc, ut principalis etc. obligavit se Camere, nomine Isaac 
Occulean, super annata canonieatus et prebende ecclesie Armachane, 
quorum fructus etc. tredecim maroharum sterlingorum, vacaturorum per 
privacionem Patricii Machathmayl in forma iuris extra curiam fiendam, et 
conferendorum eidem sub dat. Senis, xj Kalendas Mail, anno 2°. (1459- 
64,/oZ. 172.) 

Una buUa (xiij. Apr., 1470), pro Patricio Ocomoltan, clerico Arma- 
chan dioc, super provisione Celadeor (Colideorum)*in ecclesia Armachan. 
precentoria nuncupata, cuius fructus duarum marchar. sterUngor. coi. 
exti. Eestituta de mandato etc. 

Diversorum Sixti IV. 
1476. 

Dicta die (ii Mail), una [bulla] pro Cornaoho {sic) Omulcahan, scolaris 
(sic) Armachan. dioc, super provisione canonieatus ecclesie Armachane 
et prebende de blanchyts'^ in eadem, quorum fructus octo marcharum 
sterlingorum communi extimatione. Patet per buUam sub dat. Eome, 
octavo Idus March, anno quinto. Eestituta de mandato, etc. (1475-76, 
fol. 210.) 

1477. 

Die vj dicti mensis Junii, dominus Thomas Maehamafl, canonicus 
Armachanus, principahs, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata 
decanatus ecclesie Armachane, cuius fructus quadraginta marcharum 
argenti communi extimatione, vaeantis per devolutionem ad Curiam. Et 
mandatur provideri de eodem, vocato intruso etc, sub dat. Eome xiii° 
Kalendas Junii, anno sexto. Et promisit solvere annatam dicti decanatus 
Camere Apostolice aut CoUectori in partibus infra sex menses imme- 
diate a die habite possessionis c.omputandos, sub penis, etc. etc. Eesti- 
tuta bulla de mandato, quia pro Hibernico, et in bulla constat de intruso 
etc. (1477-78, fol. 3.) 

19 Arteea takes its name from St. Trea, county Londonderry, 

who, according to the Tripartite Life of 20 Gbladeobum nuncupata pbecen- 

St. Patrick, was baptized by that saint. tobia. — The Church of the Culdees in 

The 3rd of August was her feast-day. Armagh. Ceale-Dei, i.e. the Vassal of 

There is no mention in the Martyrology God, is usually latinized Ccelicola or 

of Dmwgalol^i. Brigid as co-patroness Colideus, and anglicised Culdee (An. 

with St. Trea of this church. St. Trea's Four Mastms, a,di an. 806, note w). Dr. 

feast-day is the 8th of July. This Reeves, Vita 8. Coltcmbce, says that the 

church is valued at 2 marks 4s. yearly earliest mention of the Culdees is in the 

in the Taxation of 1302-6. Annals of ZHster at 920. 

This parish is partly in the barony of 21 Peebbnde de blanchyts ( ? vel 

Dungannon Upper, county Tyrone, but blanolujts), possibly a corruption of 

chiefly in the barony of Loughinsholin, Baile-an-Chluig, now Ballyolog. 



DIOCESIS ARMACAN^. 9 

Die ultima mensis Junii, d. Thomas Machamayl, clericus Cloehorensis 
dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata canonicatus 
ecclesie Armachane et prebende de Clofuylela [Olonfeacle] in eadem, 
quorum fructus sedecim marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, 
vacantium alias certo modo. Et mandatur provideri dicto Thome de 
dictis canonicatu et prebenda sub dat. Eome pridie Idus Maij, anno 
sexto. Et promisit solvere annatam dictorum canonicatus et prebende 
Camere Apostolice aut Collectori in partibus infra sex menses proximo 
et immediate sequentes, sub penis etc. etc. Eestituta bulla, de man- 
date etc. {Fol. 19.) 

Die xij dicti mensis Julii, d. Edimundus Ohanrattayd, clericus Cloeho- 
rensis dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata 
archidiaconatus ecclesie Armachane. Qui de iure patronatus laicorum 
existit, cuius fructus trigintaquatuor marcharum argenti communi extimi- 
natione, vacantis per obitum quondam Thome Waring, olim ipsius 
ecclesie archidiaconi, extra Eomanum curiam defuncti. Et mandattir 
provideri Edimundo predicto de dicto archidiaconatu sub dat. Eome 
nono Kalendas Julii, anno sexto. Et promisit solvere annatam dicti 
archidiaconatus Camere Apostolice aut Collectori in partibus infra sex 
menses proximo sequentes sub penis Camere etc. Juravit etc. {Fol. 29.) 

1478. 
Die V eiusdem mensis (Augusti), d. Johannes Olucharian, clericus 
Armachane dioc, in utroque iure baccallarius, principalis, obligavit se 
Camere Apostolice pro annata prioratus Collediorum (sic) nuncupatorum 
ecclesie Armachane, cuius fructus viginti marcharum sterlingorum com- 
muni extimatione, vacantis per devolutionem ad Curiam, Et mandatur 
sibi provideri sub dat. Eome xiij Kalendas Augusti, anno septimo. Et 
promisit solvere annatam dicti prioratus eidem Camere Apostolice, aut 
Collectori infra sex menses immediate a die habite possessionis compu- 
tandos, sub penis Camere etc. Juravit. Eestituta [bulla] de mandato, 
quia in bulla fit mentio de intruso qui detinuit ilium per xxv annos, 
citra tamen xl annos etc. (1478-79, fol. 75.) 

Diversorum Innocentii VIII. 

1487. 

Die xxvij (Aprilis) Petrus Omulinoy, Decanus ecclesie Armachane, 
principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata dicti decanatus, 
cuius sexaginta marcarum sterlingorum fructus etc., per obitum Thome 
Makamuyl, ohm ipsius ecclesie Decani, extra Eomanam curiam defuncti, 
et pro annata prioratus Caldeorum [recte, Colideorum] in dicta ecclesia, 
de quo alias certo modo vacante, ordinaria fuerat sibi auctoritate pro- 
visum, et cuius ["fructus] sex marcharum similium etc Et de quo 
decanatu mandatur provideri dicto Petro, et dictum prioratum uniri 
dicto decantui ad vitam suam sub dat. septimo Kalendas Aprilis, anno 



lO OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

tertio. Et promisit solvere annatam infra unum mensem Colleotori 
Camera post habitam possessionem computandam, sub penis Camera, 
et juravit. (1486-87.) 

1489. 

Dicta die (xj Aug.), Jacobus Odoirday, presbyter Armachanus, princi- 
palis, obligavit se Camera pro annata monasterii sanctorum Petri et 
Pauli Armachan. ordinis S. Augustini, vacaturi per privationem Thome, 
cuiusque fructus etc. vigintiquatuor marcharum sterlingorum etc. non 
excedunt ; de quo mandatur provideri dicto Jacobo in forma iuris, sub 
dat. sexto Kalendas Augusti, anno quinto. Et promisit solvere dictam 
annatam infra duos menses post habitam possessionem CoUectori in 
partibus sub penis Camere. Juravit. (1488-89, Jol. 195.) 

Dicta die (xv Dec), Cornelius Machamayl, canonicus Derinsis {sic) 
[recte Deriensis] , principalis, obligavit se Camere pro annata canonicatus 
et prebende ecclesie Armachane, quorum fructus xvj marcharum argenti 
sterlingorum, ae vicarie p. e. de Drurath (vel Dinrath)^^ Derin (sic) 
dioc, cuius fructus quinque marcharum similium non excedunt valorem 
annuum ; vacaturorum per privationem in forma iuris. Et in eventum 
privationis provideri mandatur dicto Cornelio, sub dat. xiij Kalendas 
Decembris, anno viii. Et promisit solvere dictam annatam infra unum 
mensem postquam fuerit assecutus [possessionem pacificam] , CoUectori 
in partibus, sub penis Camere. Juravit. (1491-92, fol. 56.) 

1492. 
Die viiij Pebruarii, ven"" vir d. Jacobus Magmachana, rector p. e. 
Sancti Tigernatii,'" Clocorensis dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere pro 
annata archidiaconatus ecclesie Armachane, cuius duodecim, et p. eccl. de 
Balehaygne^ dicte Armachane dioc, cuius octo marcharum sterlingorum 
fructus etc. non excedunt, vacantium per devolutionem, ad sedem 
Apostolieam ; et de quibus, vocatis vocandis, provideri mandatur dicto d. 
Jacobo, sub dat. pridie Idus Januarii, anno viij. Et promisit solvere 
dictam annatam CoUectori in partibus infra tres menses post illbrum 
assecutionem, sub penis Camere. Juravit. {Fol. 95.) 

Dicta die xj Pebruarii, Donaldus Macrivayr, presbyter Clocorensis, 
principalis, obligavit se Camere pro annata p. ecclesie de Dompinach- 
meir Grimes,^ Clochorensis dioc, cuius sex; ac prioratus secularis 

22 Deukath (— DiNBATH ?) recte Druim Dompnaohmoir etc.), rectius, Damp nach 

rata, i.e., the ridge of the fort, now mor inter grunnas, i.e., the great chxxrch 

Drumragh, a parish in the barony of amid or between the bogs ; called in the 

Omagh East, and county of Tyrone: Aimals of the Fotir Masters, 1501 , 1508, 

Cmagh, the county town, is in the parish. Domhnach-maiglie-da-Chlaoine, i.e. the 

This church appears in the Taxation (ac- great church of the plain of the two 

cording to Sweetman's reading) as Dru'- slopes, now Donagh, a parish in the bar- 

cath, with the note (Nothing despoiled) ony of Trough, and County of Monaghan. 

yearly -^alue 5s. The ruins of the old church are still to 

23PAB BOCLESiE S. TiGEKNATis Clo- be Seen near the village of Glasslough. 

OOBEN. DIOC. — Clones par. church. O'Donovan says (an. Four Masters, 1508, 

24 Balbhaygnb (par. eccl.) — Not iden- note 9) : This is to be distinguished from 

tified. . Donaghmoyne which is called in Irish 

25 DoMPiNACHMEiB Geimeb. — (Vel Domnac maigm. 



DIOCESIS ARMACAN^. II 

Coledeorum Armachan., cuius quatuor; necnon decanatus ecclesie 
Armachane, cuius sexaginta marcharum sterlingorum fructus etc., non 
excedunt valorem annuum, vacaturorum per privationem in forma 
iuris quo ad decanatum, et certo modo quo ad prioratum et parrochialem 
ecclesiam. Et de quibus provideri mandatur dicto Donaldo sub dat. x 
Kalendas Feb., anno octavo. Et promisit solvere dictam annatam infra 
tres menses post habitam possessionem CoUectori in partibus, sub penis 
Camera. Juravit. {Fol. 98.) 

Die xvii Mali, d. Jacobus Ybruyn, presbyter Cloeorensis dioc, princi- 
palis, obligavit se Camera Apostolice pro annata monasterii Apostoloium 
Petri et Pauli de Cnoc" iuxta Lioth [Louth] ordinis Sancti Augustini, 
Armachane dioc, cuius fructus etc., duodecim marcharum, et rectorie 
parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Petri Apostoli de Duncaneach," Midensis 
dioc, cuius vigintiquatuor marcharum sterlingorum etc. non excedunt, 
vacantium per devolutionem etc. Et promisit solvere dictam annatam 
infra duos menses post habitam possessionem Collectori in partibus, sub 
penis Camera, et iuravit etc., quia in bulla narratur de intruso. Et 
mandatur provideri dicto Jacobo sub dat. Eome, quarto Nonas Aprilis, 
anno octavo. {Fol. 151.) 

Diversorum Alexandri VI. 
1493. 
Die dicta (xj Martii) vanerabilis vir dominus Wilyalmus Mathawyl, 
clericus Clochoransis dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice 
pro annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie de TermuncoUumchille^ Arma- 
chane dioc, cuius fructus etc., quatuordecim marcharum sterlingorum 
non excedunt ; per privationem fiendam vacature : et mandatur provideri 
sub dat. pridie Kalendas Eebruarii A° primo. Et promisit solvere Col- 
lectori in partibus quamprimum ista gratia sortita fuerit affectum, sub 
penis Camera. Juravit etc. Data (bulla) quia narratur intrusus, de 
mandato, et eventualis est. (1492-93, fol. 134.) 

1494. 
Die dicta (xxi Aprilis) dominus Fernandus Sanotii, prior ecclesie 
Seguntin., ut principalis et privata persona, vice et nomine E. d. Octaviani, 
Archiepiscopi Ardmachani, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata 

26 MoN. Apostoloeum Petri etPaum, Apostle, St. Peter, and that its yearly 
eto.~This monastery of Knock near Louth revenue was twenty-four marks ; Cogan 
was founded and endowed (an. 1148) by says (Hist. Diocese of Meath) that 
Donough O'CarroU, prince of Oriel, and Drumcondra parish is dedicated to SS. 
Edan O'Kaelly, bishop of Clogher, for Peter and Paul : and in the papal tax- 
Austin Canons; the church was conse- ation of 1302-6, where it is called Drom- 
orated by St. Malachy Ua Morgair, corrach its yearly value is stated to be 
successor of St Patrick. No part of the £10. 

abbey remains, but the ruins of the 28 Teemuncollumchille, alias Ter- 

ohurch are still traceable. See Four monmaguirk. It is situated in the comity 

Masters, ad an. 1148, 1181. Tyrone, and barony of Omagh East and 

27 DuNCANEACH. ? — Perhaps a corrupt Strabane Upper, and is the extreme parish 
form of Druimconrath, now Drumcon- of the dioc. on the northwest (Beeves' 
dra, in the barony of Slane Lower, Colton). Valued at 2 marks yearly in the 
county of Meath. The annat obligation Taxation, 1302-6, and is called Terme- 
tells US that it was dedicated to the conyn. 



12 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

p. e. de Pellda'® alias Haeneston, Ardmachane dioo., cuius [fructus] etc. 
sedecim marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, que mandatur 
unixi mense archiepiscopali ad vitam ipsius archiepiscopi, sub dat. octavo 
Idus Martii, anno secundo. Et promisit solvere dictam annatam Col- 
lectori in partibus infra sex menses, more hibernicali. Juravit etc. 
(1494-95, /oZ. 38.) 

Diversorum Julii II. 

1505. 
Die 9 dicti (Junii) d. Edimundus Mackmayll, clericus Armacanus, 
obligavit se Oamere etc., pro annata decanatus ecclesie Armaoane, et 
prioratus Colderon \recte Colideorum] eiusdem ecclesie, vacantium per 
obitum Petri Omoylmoi extra curiam etc., quorum insimul fructus 
quinquaginta marcharum sterlingorum etc., de quibus mandatur provi- 
deri dicto Edimundo, sub dat. xiii° Kalendas Junii, anno secundo. Et 
promisit solvere dictam annatam Collectori infra mensem post assecu- 
tionem possessionis, sub penis Camere. Juravit etc. Eestituta quia 
ybemicalis. (1505-6, fol. 8.) 

1508. 
Dicta die (xxvi Jan.) d. Henricus Ibarran, presbyter Armacbane dioc, 
obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata parrochialis ecclesie Sci. 
Corcani de Keluion,*" et parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Columbe de Druim- 
cuhe"^ dicte dioc, certo modo vacantium. et quarum insimul fructus octo 
marcharum sterllingorum {sic) ; et mandatur eas uniri ad invicem, et 
eidem Henrico providetur per buUam sub dat. tercio Kalendas Januarii, 
anno quinto. Et promisit solvere dictam annatam Collectori in partibus 
quamprimum assequatur possessionem. Juravit etc. Sub penis Camere 
etc. Juravit etc. (1507-8,/oL 111.) 

Diversorum Leonis X. 
1513. 
Die 9 dicti (Junii) d. Aloysius de Gibraleon, scriptor Apostolicus, 
nomine d. Johannis Theoderici, clericus Tullensis, obhgavit se Camere 
etc. pro annata parrochialis ecclessie de Duelber^" ac de Lonntdloune" et 
S. Johannis prope et extra portam novam*" prioratus etc., Armacbane et 
Dulinensis dioc, vacantium certo modo etc., quorum fructus etc. 

29 Fblda alias Haenstowti. — Haynes- of Leinster Lann-leire, or Land-leri, i.e. 
town, a parish iu the barony of Dundalk the ohuroh of austerity, which until 
Upper, and county of Louth. recently was supposed to be the old 

30 Kbluion [?] — Perhaps a corrupt form church of Lynn on the east side of Lough 
of Kilmore, which is a parish in the Ennel in Westmeath. But Dr. Beeves 
baronies of Oneilland West and Orior has clearly identified it with Dnnleer, co. 
Lower, county of Armagh. It is valued Louth, the word dwra being substituted for 
in the Taxatitm, 1302-6, at 2 marks, 3s. lami, while the latter part of the name 
9d. yearly. has been preserved with little change. 

31 Dbuimcuhe [?] — Drumcree, a parish 84 S. Johannis peope et extra poktam 
in the barony of Oneilland West, county Nov am, etc. It was an hospital for the 
of Armagh. sick, situated in St. Thomas-street, with- 

32 DuELBEB — read Duewer : probably out the west or New gate of the city of 
Darver, County Louth. Dublin. 

38 LoNNTDiiOUKE. — Called in the Book 



DIOCESIS ARMACANiE. 1 3 

centum et viginti lib. sterlingorum etc. Et mandatur eidem provideri 
sub dat. pridie Nonas Aprilis, anno prime. Procurator, cuius prooura- 
tionis (mandatum) manu Nicolai de Ponte, Cameracensis dioc, notarii, 
signatur sub anno Domini 1513, die quinta mensis Martii etc. Et pro- 
promisit dictam annatam solvere in eventum. Juravit etc. 

1517. 

Dicta die (28 Mali), D. Donatus Ohard, clericus Armachane dioc, 
obligavit se pro annata de Tarnea'' et Achadlumba [Aghaloo] rectoriarum 
parrochialium ecclesiarum dicte dioc, vacantium certo modo, quarum 
insimul fructus vigintiquinque marcarum sterlingorum non excedunt. 
Et mandatur provideri dicto Donato sub dat. non. Mali, anno quinto. 
Et promisit solvere Collectori in partibus, more ibernico. Juravit. 
Eestituta [bidla] quia narratur intrusus. {Fol. 149.) 

Dicta die (ut supra) d. Toruletus Ydingale,'" clericus Armachane dioc, 
principalis, obligavit se Camere pro annata duarum vicariarum par- 
rochialium ecclesiarum Armachane dioc, vacantium certo modo, quarum 
insimul fructus vigintiunius marcarum sterlingorum non excedunt. Et 
mandatur provideri dicto Toruleto sub dat. pridie Nonas Mali, anno 
quinto. Et promisit solvere ut supra. Juravit etc. Eestituta [bulla] 
ut supra. (Fol. 149, 2.) 

Annatarum Clementis VII. 

1534. 

Dicta die (vj Mali) d. Benardus (sic) Oluchron, clericus Armachane 

dioc, principalis etc., obligavit se Camere pro annata unius de Ardtreai 

[Artrea],et alterius de Thenafigad *' ac alterius de Liasan'' [Lissan] , 

et relique de Donacmaior [Donaghmore] locorum dicte Armacane dioc. 

parrochialium ecclesiarum certo modo vacantium, que in canonicatum 

et simplicem prebendam eriguntur, et relique p. e. eidem canonicatui et 

prebende ad vitam dicti Benardi uniuntur, quarum insimul (fructus) 

decern et otto (sic) marcarum sterlingorum non excedunt. Et mandatur 

provideri dicto Bernardo sub dat. Eome, sextodecimo Kalendas Mali, 

anno undecimo. Et promisit solvere annatam huiusmodi Collectori in 

partibus, more hibernico, sub penis Camere. Juravit etc. etc. (1533-34, 

fol. 173.) 

35 Tabnea or Tahvea.— Formerly Tuy- 37 Thbnafigad. — Hifternice, Teach- 

nea, now Tynan, a parish in Armagh figelta — Macaire - Teach - figelta, now 

county, near the confines of the counties Magherafelt, a parish in the barony of 

of Tyrone and Monaghan. In the Fmir Loughinsholin, county Londonderry. 

Masters it is called Tuidhnidha, It is 38 Liasan.— itos is the Irish for fort, 

mentioned in O'Clery's Irish Calendar, and its diminutive is Liosan ; it gives its 

at the 28th August, as the Church of St. name to a parish in the baronies of 

Vindic. (Ann. Four Masters, ad an Loughinsholin and Dungannon Upper, 

l(yj2) and the counties of Londonderry and 

36 ToBULETUS Ydingale [?]— Called Tyrone. It is valued in the Taxation of 

Ydongale in the Bull. 1302-6 at 1 mark, 4s. 6d. yearly. 



14 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

Diversorum Pauli III. 
1535. 

Die X dictj (Aug") d. Arturius {sic) Yhagan, rector parrochialis ecclesie 
de Derluran [Derryloran] Armaoane dioc, principalis etc., obligavit se 
Camere Apostolice pro annata de Kyldrres {sic) [Kildress] et de Ardbo 
[Arboe] locorum Armacane dioc. p. e. certo modo vacantium, quorum 
insimul (fructus) duodecim marcarum sterlingorum non excedunt; et 
mandatur provideri eidem sub dat. Kalendis Julij, anno prinao. Eestituta 
(bulla) quia promisit solvere Collectoribus in partibus, more Hibernico, 
et certo modo (vacant.), sub penis Camere. Juravit etc. (1534-36, fol. 
162.) 

Dicta die (xj. Aug') Eugenius OcuUen, clericus Armacane dioc, 
nomine d. Felmei Inell, perpetui vicarii p. e. Derleruran [Derryloran] 
dicte dioc, obligavit se Camere pro annata vicarie de Cisslebe,*" ac unius 
de Tunia [Tynan] et alterius de Ardetria (vel Ardetre), Artrea] , et relique 
de Monterigai, locorum Armacane dice, certo modo vacantium, quorum 
insimul (fructus) triginta marcarum sterlingorum non excedunt. Et 
mandatur provideri sub dat. Kalendis Julii, anno primo. Et promisit 
solvere annatam huiusmodi infra sex menses, aut docere de non habita 
possessione, sub penis Camere. Juravit etc. Et promisit more Hibernico. 
Eestituta (bulla) quia certo modo. {Fol. 162, 2.) 

Die xi dicti (Aug.) D. Eugenius Yocullen, clericus Armacanus, princi- 
palis etc., obligavit se pro annata rectorie de Balendirr,*" ac unius de 
Clonfelaciola [Clonfeacle] et perpetuae vicarie de Ballecluyg" [Ballyclog] 
locorum Armacane dioc, certo modo vacantium, quorum etc., insimul 
[fructus] quatuordecim marcarum sterlingorum non excedunt. Et provi- 
detur eidem, seu mandatur provideri, sub dat. septimo Idus Julii, anno 
primo. Et promisit infra sex menses solvere annatam huiusmodi, aut 
docere de non habita possessione, sub penis Camere. Juravit etc. 
Eestituta (bulla) quia certo modo, et in Hibernia. {Fol. 162, 3.) 

1537. 
Dicta die (xii Feb.) Edimundus Iconne, clericus dioc. Armachane, 
principalis, obhgavit se pro annata unius in de Hissertlyen*^ ac invicem 

39 CissLBBE. — Recte Hibernice " Gill- gannon Upper, and counties of London- 
sleibhe-Cuilinn, i.e. the Church of Slieve- derry and Tyrone.- 

guUion, now Killeavy, an old church in 41 Ballecluyg.— That is the town of 

a parish of the same name, situated at the bell, now Ballyclog, a parish in the 

the foot of SlieveguUion, in the barony barony of Dungannon Upper, and county 

of Upper Orior, and county of Armagh. of Tyrone. It is a prebend in the oath- 

(Ann. Four Masters, ad 513, note p). edral of Armagh. 

Some ruins of the church St. Dareroa, 42 Hissebthoen or Hisseetlyen. — 
alias Moninne, who died July 6, 517, are Bishop Reeves annotated thus : (?) Desert- 
still to be seen here. The feast-day of lyn. I think there can be hardly any 
Moninne, Virgin, of Sliabh-Guilinn, is doubt that the scribe meant to write 
the 6th July. (Martyrology of Donegal). Hissertlyen. Desertlyn is in the barony 

40 Balendier. — Ballinderry, i.e., the of Loughinsholin, and county of Lon- 
town of the oak-wood, a parish in the donderry, 

baronies of Loughinsholin and Dun- 



DIOCESIS ARMACAN^. 1 5 

perpetuo unit, prebende nuncupate alias de Donacfynra^' ac relique 
de Cluinneo" reito (? rectoria), et perpetue vicarie de Lussan [Lissan] 
dicte Armachane dioc, quarum insimul fructus quattuordecim marcharum 
sterlingorum non excedunt. Bt mandatur uniri, etc., sub dat. decimo 
Kalendas Feb., anno tertio. Et promisit solvere annatam huiusmodi 
Collectori in partibus, more hibernico. Juravit etc. (1536-37, /oZ. 186.) 
Dicta die (xvij Feb.), Torroletus Idondgalye, junior, clericus Arma- 
chane dioc, principalis, obligavit se pro annata rectoriarum de Drumglas*" 
et alius (sic) de Tulacnasscan,^" et de Cillaros [Kildress] et de Ardtrea 
[Artrea] , et de Teathfygalt [recte, Teachfigelta Macaire, hodie Maghera- 
felt] Armachane dioc, parrochialium ecclesiarum, quarum insimul fructus 
viginti marcharum sterlingorum, etc., non excedunt ; et prima erigitur 
in oanonicatum, et relique uniuntur ad vitam dicti Torroleti sub dat. 
decimooctavo Kalendas Februarii, anno tertio ; et promisit solvere an- 
natam huiusmodi in partibus Collectori, more Hibernico. Juravit. {Fol. 
187.) 

43 DoNACFTNEA. — The Tripartite Life ony of Duiigannon Middle. Near the 
says that St. Patrick, whilst he sojourned north-western extremity of this parish 
among the tribe of Hi-Tricetre, founded are the extensive ruins of Mountj'oy 
seven churches in the neighbourhood, castle built by earl of Mountjoy when 
one of which is called in the old records lord-deputy of Ireland, in 1601, to check 
Domhnach-fhainre. The latter part the earl of Tyrone. 

means sloping land, from fan, a slope ; 45 Deumglas. — Drumglass, a parish 

and the whole names signifies the church in the barony of Dungannon Middle and 

of the slope. In anglicising it, the county Tyrone. It was valued at 1 mark 

aspirated / has disappeared, and the yearly in the Taxation 1302-6. 

church is now -called Donaghenry, and 46 Tulacnasscan. — Tulachnescian, 

has given name to a parish in the east now Tullyniskan, a parish in the bar- 

of Tyrone, near Lough Neagh. ony of Dungannon Middle and county of 

44 OLunraEO. — Cluaindeo, now Clonoe Tyrone. Valued at 10s. yearly in the 
parish in the county of Tyrone and bar- Taxation. 



i6 



OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 



APPENDIX 



1406-1844. 



6 Oct., 1406. 

Richard, Elect of Cork, held at the 
time of his promotion to that see by pope 
Innocent VII. , the parish church of St. 
Colnmba of Clonmore in the diocese of 
Armagh. The same pope by bull dated 
Rome 2nd of the nones of Oct., an" 2°, 
reserved it to be conferred on John 
Lossewyk, a Roman clerk of English 
parentage. This promotion was to be 
made on account of the merits of said 
John and in consideration of the prayer 
of Henry, Bishop of Tusculum, whose 
familiar John was. It was to take effect 
as soon as Clonmore should be vacant by 
the consecration of the aforesaid Elect, 
or the lapse of the time fixed by the Canons 
de episcopis consecrandis, or in any other 
way save by said Richard's death. — Reg. 
Innoo. VII., an°. 2, lib. 15°, etc. 

12 Sept., 1407. 

The rectory of Termonmaguirk, 
valued at 16 marks sterling yearly, and 
alleged to be vacant by the constitution 
Execrabilis of John XXII., inasmuch as 
its former rector, Maurice Ooaissidi, 
having been collated to the rectory of 
Cluaynfiathna (Clonfeacle) continued to 
hold the living of Termonmaguirk, Pope 
Gregory XII. ordered that should the 
matter be as alleged, the vacant rectory 
should be conferred on Malaohy Macaedha 
a clerk of the diocese of Derry, provided 
that no one else had at the date of his 
bull (Sienna, 2 Id. Sept., an. 1°) any 
special right therein. — (Reg. Greg. XII., 
etc.) 

31 May, 1410. 

The rectory of Errigal [Keerogue] 
being vacant by the demise of Dyonisius 
Maokaohmayl, Nicholas, Archbishop of 
Armagh, auctoritate ordinaria, conferred 
it on Laurence Offeargalayoh, but Laur- 
ence being doubtful of the validity of his 
collation. Pope John XXIII. by bull 
(Bologna, 2 Kal. June, ano. l"""-) di- 
rected the Archdeacon of Clogher, should 
he after a diligent examination, find that 
said Laurence bene legit, bene construit, 
et bene cantat, ac congrue loquitur Latinis 
verbis, and is otherwise fit for the office 
of rector, or should he be unable to sing 
well, if he makes oath that within twelve 
months he will learn to do so, to collate 
him to the rectory, provided that no other 
had a right therein at the above date. — 
(Reg. Jo. XXIII.) 



30 Nov., 1411. 

Carnteel (Garndsegayl) . — The reotoiy 
of this parish, valued at 7 marks yearly, 
being void hy the non-promotion to the 
priesthood of Symon Macgrana, John 
XXIII. ordered (Rome, 2 Kal. Deo., an. 
2'^) it to be conferred on Patrick Olucher- 
ean, an acolyte of this diocese, provided 
that at the above date no one else had a 
right therein.— (Reg. Jo. XXIII.) 

14 Dec, 1411. 

It was reported to Pope John XXIII. 
that Maurice Ocaside, rector of this par- 
ish church, having been collated to the 
rectory of Termonmaguirk, continued, 
contrary to the canons, to hold both liv- 
ings together ; thereupon he ordered 
(xviiii Kal. Jan. an. 2°) that if, on due 
enquiry, it should be found to be so, 
that Derryloran should be conferred on 
Donald Occonallair, a clerk of this dioc, 
dumiiwdo tempore date presentium, etc. 
(Reg. Jo. XXIII.) 

25 March, 1413. 

Termantumayn (Termonmaguirk). — 
The perpetual vicarage' of this parish 
(yearly value not more than 5 marks) 
being vacant by the demise of Patrick 
Omolgiruga, Pope John XXIII., by bull 
dated Rome, etc., 8th Kal. April, an. 3", 
directed that it should be conferred, if 
vacant in the way alleged, or in any 
way, provided no other had a special '-; 
right therein, on Murianus MogiUaguil, ' ;' 
who asserted that he had studied canon 
law for five years in Ireland and had been ^ 
recommended to the Pope fidedigno testi- ;J 
momo.— (Reg. Jo. XXIII., an. 3, Ub. 1"). ,i 
There is another bull of the same Pope, ,^ 
dated Constance, 4 Id. Nov., an. 5°, 
addressed to the Bishop of Augusten, 
John Ocassalaid and Maurice Maoblos- 
gaid, canons of Derry, commanding them 
to confer the above perpetual vicarage on 
Dermot Macgorig, a priest of Armagh 
diocese, whether it should be, as was as- 
serted, vacant by the demise of Patrick 
Omailgiurga, or by the spontaneous resig- ■ 
nation of Murianus Meic Gillaguil into 
the hands of Nicholas, Archbishop of 
Armagh, extra curiam, or in any other 
way, provided that at the above date no 
one else had a special right therein. — 
(Reg. Jo. XXIII., etc.) 

20 June, 1418. 

It appears that Donatus Oluoheran, 



Appendix. 



17 



24 Jul., 1413 (cf. 1413, no. 1). 

Achalunga.— John O'Corre [O'Corry] , 
canon of Armagli and rector of Athalunga 
(Aghaloo), having died in curia, and 
not, as the Annat has it, extra curiam, 
the right of collation to the rectory be- 
longed, according to the canons, to the 
Holy See. John Ohenrachtauch (or 
Oheireaohtauch) [O'Hanratty] , a scholar 
of the diocese of Clogher, who had studied 
canon and civil law for four years, and was 
desirous of becoming a clergyman, being 
highly recommended for his blameless life 
and conversation to Pope John XXIII., 
he directed the abbot of Mellifont, by 
bull dated 9 Kal. Aug., an". i°., should 
he find on diligent examination that said 
John was a fitting person, to collate him 
to the vacant canonry and rectory, as soon 
as he should have received the clerical 
tonsure, provided that the right of ap- 
pointment had really, according to the 
statutes of the Lateran Council, devolved 
to the Holy See.— (Reg. Jo. XXIII., an. 
4, Ub. 36, f . 244.) The bull states that 
this rectory was per canonicos ecclesie 
Armachan. regi canstieta. ' 

7 Dec, 1417 (of. 1431, no. 3). 

As it was reported to Pope Martin V. 
that Donald Otonalan [O'Toland ; but 
query Oconalan, O'Conellan] had for 
many years kept possession of the per- 
petual vicarage of Derryloran without 
taking priest's orders, he directed the 
Dean of Armagh, by bull dated Constance, 
vii. Id. Dec. , an.l °, to confer it on William 
Otanalan, a clerk of this diocese, provided 
that on strict examination he should find 
him fit, etc., and that at the above date 
no other had a special right to the bene- 
fice. {Reg. Mart. V., etc.) 

1419-25, f . 34, and 1421-23, f. 54 (cf. 1421, 
no. 1). 

Arigaldacharog . — " . . . the 
parish of Erigolacherog, contayninge 
three ballibets and three balliboes , * where- 
in is also both a parson and a viccar 
presentative, to whome the tiethes thereof 
are paid, viz., twoe-third parts to the 
parson, and thother third parte to the 
viccar." XJlt. Inq., Appendix ii. 

• Ballybetagli — 4 quaretrs, or 480 acres. 
Ballyboe— l-4tli of a quarter, or 30 acres. 

Thirty ancient Irish ballybetaghs 
made a triocha-chead or 120 quarters 
(O'Donovan's Hy-Fiachrach, p. 204, note 
g) . A ballybetagh was thus four quarters 
— a quarter contained, according to the 
Indenture made between the lord-deputy. 
Sir John Perrot, and others, 120 acres 
— Hardiman's West Ccmnaught, p. 327. 
A ballyboe is one-fourth of a quarter. — 
Eeeves. 



1421-3, f. 54. 

Dompimchmor. — " ... in this 
parish is onlie a viccar, the parsonage 
thereof is impropriate, and belongeth to 
the prior and vicoars choralls of the 
cathedrall church of Ardmagh ; and that 
twoe-third parts of the tiethes of the said 
parish belonge to the parsonage, and one 
other third parte to the vicarage of the 
same. There is a howse with a garden, 
and sixe acres of gleabe land, called Paren- 
sagirt [priest's land], belonginge to the 
vicar there." {Ult. Inq., Appendix ii.) 

The archbishop of Armagh is seised 
in fee " out of the erenagh land of Don- 
oghmore, contayninge thirtene tuUaghes, 
(everie tullagh contayninge one balliboe 
and one sessiagh, every sessiagh,* con- 
tayninge a thirde parte of a billiboe), the 
yerely rent of forty shillings per an. and 
sixe shillings and eight pence Irish for 
everie bloodshed ; and alsoe, a yerely 
cosherie in the said lord archbushopp 
his visitation, yf he come himself in per- 
son, and not otherwise." — Ult. Inq. 
* Sessiagh — equal to 10 acres. 

The old measurements are set forth 
in the following excerpts : — Seisreach est 
sex equorum ad aratrum jugmn, quot 
arando uti solebant; unde Sesquiquad- 
rigam voco, et 120 jugera continebat : 
quantum puta uno aratro coli potest per 
annum; sicut jugerum tantum agri, quan- 
tum pari jugo per diem. . . . Sesqui- 
quadriga perinde est ao Carucata, quae ex 
nominis notione est quarta pars [ceath- 
ramhadK] pagi. . . . Triochadh- 
cJieud idem est ac 30 centenorum : cen- 
tenaria vero hujusmodi mensura e sexies 
vicenis constat, et Triochadh-cheud e 30 
pagis, omnium consensu; quare dehino 
Tricenariam nominabo. Unde igitur 
centenarius numerus, quem etymon prse 
se fert, nisi ex 120 Sesquiquadrigie, quae 
ex 30 quater emergunt, quarum quselibet 
alium centenariran 120 jugerum oom- 
pleotitur. . . . Tricenaria igitur e 
30 pagis, 120 Sesquiquadrigis, et 14400 
jugeribus oonficitur. Singuli quoque 
Pagi, praeter agrum ad arandum sulfici- 
entem, pascua 300 vacois abunde sup- 
peditant; atque ita novem vaccarum 
millibus Tricenaria depasoendis sufficit 
{Ogygia, authore O'Flaherty, Lond. 
1685, Pars. I., p. 24-5). 

1421-3, /. 54 (of. 1421, no. 2). 

Dompnachmw. — "Item, omnis 
aeclesia libera et civitas ab [=cum] episco 
pali gradu vide [n] tur esse f undata [e] in 
tota Scotorum insola, et omnis ubiquo 
locus qui Dominicus appellatur, iuxta 
clementiam almipotentis Domini, sanoto 
doctor! [Patricio] et, iuxta verbum an- 
gueli [sio] , in speciali sooietate Patrioli 

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Appendix. 



pontifiois atque heredis oathredae eins 
Aird-Maclice esse debuera [n] t ; quia do- 
navit illi Deus totam insolam, ut supra 
(fol. 20d) diximus. (Book of Armagh, 
fol. 21 b, c.) 

Domnach, church, heing^dominicum 
i.e. KvpimtSv, Cone. Ancyr., A.D. 314, Can. 
15=Cod. Can. Dion., xxxv., Migne, Pair. 
Lat. Ixvii. col. 51-2; of. note, ib., col. 
107) , locus dominicus hardly accords with 
the angelic source assigned. But the 
passage disproves the accepted assertion 
that every church called Domnach was 
founded by St. Patrick (O'Donovan, IV. 
MM., vol, v., p. 1295). The reason given 
(ib.) from Colgan's version of the Tripar- 
tite (i.e. that the Saint laid the founda- 
tions on Sundays) is not in the original ' ' 
{Annals of Ulster, ed. Mao Carthy, vol. 
III., pp. 486-7). 

2?rd March, 1421 (cf. 1439, no. 1). 

Cluainfiachna (Clonf eacle) . — This 
perpetual vicarage being vacant by the 
demise of YmarvTS Mecagoband [Mao 
Gowan, or Smith] , Pope Martin V., by 
bull dated X. Kal. April, an°. 4"., directed 
the Bishop of Augusten., the archdeacon 
of Armagh, and Nimeas Ohainrachtaid 
[O'Hanratty] ,a canon of Clogher, to 
confer it on Patrioli Macagoband, a clerk 
of the diocese of Armagh, if they should 
find it vacant in the way asserted, or in 
any other way, provided that at the date 
of these presents no one especially had an 
acquired right therein. — Reg. Mart., 
v., 81. 

It appears from a bull of Martin V. 
(Reg. an. 6 [recte 4, 1421] , lib. 54, folio 
147) that John Olucheran [O'Loughren], 
lately promoted to the see of Connor by 
him — ' ' Antequam sibi munus conseora- 
eionis impensum et tempus de conse- 
crandis episcopis a canonibus diffiniti 
(recte diffinitum) huiusmodi lapsum 
foret, extra dictam curiam fuerit vita 
functus." He was then in possession 
of the rectory of Donaghmore, in the 
diocese of Armagh, but was at law about 
it with Dyonisius Ochulean, "qui se 
gerit pro decano eccl. Armachan." He 
and the John Olucharean named in this 
annat are perhaps identical. 

1421-3, f. 54 (cf. 1421, no. 2). 

It having been reported to Pope John 
XXIII. that the rectory of St, Patrick's, 
Donaghmore, was vacant by the consti- 
tution Execrahilis, inasmuch as its late 
rector, John Olucharean [O'Loughren] , 
for a month and more after he had got 
peaceable possession of the rectory of 
Achadlunga (Aghaloo), retained the rec- 
tory of Donaghmo'-e, he directed by bull 
(Tune 9, an. 5°) the Bishop of Augusten., 
William MaccathmaU [Mac Cawell] and 



Nemeas Ohenrachtaich [O'Hanratty], 
respectively canons of Armagh and 
Clogher, or any two or one of them, per 
se, vel alium, seu alios, to confer said 
rectory (yearly value not exceeding 12 
marks) on Dyonisius Oculean [O'CuUen], 
a clerk of this diocese, whether it was 
vacant in the way alleged, or in any other 
way, provided no other had a special 
right therein. Notwithstanding that, as 
said Dyonisius asserted, Pope John had 
given bulls for the deanery of Armagh,- 
tunc certo modo vacaturo. P?-oviso qtwd 
decanatus et rectwia 8. Patritii debitis 
propterea non frmidentiir obseguiis, et 
animanim cura in eis nullatenus negli- 
gatur. (Beg. Jo. XXIII., etc.) 

F. 54 (cf. 1425). 

It appears from a bull of Martin V. 
(dated Constance, Dec. 10, an. 1^), that 
Murianus [Marianus = Mael-Muire or 
Gilla-Muire] Macgilladuib [MacGillduff] , 
a priest of the diocese of Armagh, being, as 
he said, shnplex et iuris ignarus, had given 
a certain sum of money to Malachy Ma- 
ceada [Mao Hugh] , rector of Termon- 
comayn [Termonmaguirk] , to induce him 
to resign his rectory, so that it might be 
conferred on him ; Malachy resigned the 
living into the hands of Nicholas [Flem- 
ing], archbishop of Armagh, who, perhaps 
unaware of the simoniacal proceedings of 
Murianus and , Malachy , accepted it, and 
conferred the rectory on Murianus. This 
having been made known to the Pope 
(Martin V.), he directed the dean of 
Armagh to inquire into the matter, and, 
if he should find it to be as alleged, to 
declare his collation null and void. 

20 June, 1418. 

It appears that Donatus Olucheran 
[O'Loughren] being of illegitimate birth, 
got a dispensation from Rome to receive 
Holy Orders, and take a benefice even 
with the care of souls, after which he 
was collated to the rectory of Aghaloo 
in this diocese. After some time he gave 
up this living to another who asserted 
that he had been provided to it by apos- 
tolical authority, having received a part 
of the revenues de facto;; then, without a 
new dispensation super defectu natalium, 
he was promoted by the Ordinary to the 
rectory of Errigal-Keerogue, and held it 
for more than a year without taking 
priest's orders. Of all this he made 
humble acknowledgement to Pope Mar- 
tin v., who absolved him from the 
ecclesiastical censures and penalties which 
he had incurred, by bull dated Geneva, 
12 Kal. Jul. an. 1». (Reg. Mart. V., an. 
I", lib. 1", f. 151.) 

1424-7, f. 47 (of. 1425). 

Tarmiicumnin. — ' ' The parishe of 



Armagh. 



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Termonmcguirte, oontayninge fours balli- 
Tjets, whereof there is both a parson and 
a viooar presentative, ancT t woe-third 
parts of the tiethes of all this parishe 
(except the tieths of Donagheney), con- 
taining two tates are paid (to) the parson, 
and thother third part to the viocar ; and 
that the corbe is to beare twoe-third 
partes of the charge in repairinga and 
mainteyninge the parish church, and the 
parson and vicoar to beare the other third 
parte ; and that in the said parishe there 
is a howse with a garden, and sessiagh 
of glebe belonging to the vicoar ; and that 
in the said parish there is also a chappell 
of ease, called Templemoyelneclogherny, 
with a sessiagh of land, called Clogherny, 
belonging thereunto." — Tilt. Iiiq., App. 
ii. 

There was an intruder in this bene- 
fice, Muriauus Migilladuib [mentioned 
above, Ap., under 1425], who was in 
possession for about 7 years. The Pope 
(Mart. V.) by Bull dated as above (8 Kal. 
Martii, an. 8''=22 Feb. 1425) directed 
the abbot of St. Peter's, Armagh, and 
others named to cite Murianus et alios 
vocandos; and, should the benefice be 
found to be oanonically vacant, dummodo, 
etc., to confer it on the above Malachy 
Maceadgha [Mao Hugh], a priest of the 
diocese of Derry. — Beg. Mart. V., an. 8°., 
lib. 102. 

P. 258 (of. 1426, no. 2). 

Carinisegail (Carnteel). — "The par- 
ishe of Carnetiell, wherein is a parson 
and a viccar presentative, and twoe-third 
partes of the tiethes are paid to the parson , 
and thother third parte to the viccar, but 
there is no gleabe belongings to either of 
them in this parishe." — Vlt. Inq., App. ii. 

Carinisegail, conferred on Odo Mae- 
garmlegayd [Aedh Mac Gormley] , was 
vacant by Patrick Olucheran's [O'Lough- 
ren] promotion to, and peaceable posses- 
sion of, the perpetual vicarage of Donagh- 
more, in this diocese. — Beg. Mart. V. 

15 Nov., U26 (of. 1427 no. 2). 

Wm. Hadesors, being of illegitimate 
birth, was dispensed by papal authority 
to take orders and an ecclesiastical bene- 
fice, even though it should have the care 
of souls annexed to it. He got the living 
of Mitchelstown, diocese of Meath, which, 
without any further dispensation, he ex- 
changed with John Logan for the parish 
of Derver (in the barony of Louth), dio- 
cese of Armagh, and obtained also a 
oanonry in the cathedral of Armagh. 
Pope Martin V., though he absolved 
him from the note of infamy which he 
had incurred by this unauthorized ex- 
change of livings, and rehabilitated him, 
ordered him to give up at once the rectory 



of Derver. The apostolical letters are 
dated 17 Kal. Deo., an. 10. — Beg. Mart, 
v., etc. 

John Stokis had at that time the 
right of presentation to the benefice of 
Mitchelstown, and John Babe to that of 
Derver (Darver). 

It appears from the Annat entry that 
in two days after Hadesor's enforced 
resignation of the rectory of Darver, the 
Pope provided him to the archdeaconry 
of Armagh. 

1428-30, f. 84 (cf. 1429. no. 1). 

John Prene [afterwards archbishop 
of Armagh], a Bachelor in Laws, was 
vicar of Termonfechin (yearly value did 
not exceed twenty-four marks) when ap- 
pointed to Drogheda. He had been 
previously dispensed by the Pope to hold 
for two years two incompatible benefices 
— at the end of which time he had the 
faculty of exchanging one of these bene- 
fices for another compatible vrith that 
which he should elect to retain. — Beg. 
Mart, v., an. 12, lib. 2, f, 263, C. Lat. 

F. 94 (cf. 1429, no. 3). 

It was represented to Martin V., by 
Magagyer, or Macgagyrr [Maguire] , as 
he is called in the bull, that Patrick 
Ofeargalaydh [O'Farrelly], calling him- 
self a priest of the diocese of Clogher, 
was then for two years or more in un- 
lawful possession of the above vicarage 
of Errigal-Keerogue ; as the bulls by 
which he had been provided to it were 
null, because he had not made known 
that at the time of his appointment, 
Solomon Maocrevayr [Mac Creer.Creer?], 
an alleged intruder, was in possession of 
this benefice. The Pope thereupon di- 
rected the dean of Armagh to cite Ofear- 
galaj'dh, etc., to his presence, and, if on 
due inquiry he should find the vicarage 
vacant in the way asserted, or in any 
other way, he should confer it on Mac- 
cgagyr, if he should prove to be a fitting 
person. — Beg. Mart. V,, an. 12, lib. 159, 
f. 110. 

1431-3, t. 12 (cf. 1431, no. 1). 

Maurice Olucherean [O'Loughren] , 
a canon of SS. Peter and Paul, Armagh, 
having challenged the validity of the bulls 
by which Mathew Magra[th, coarb of 
Termon-Magrath, died, 1440] , as he is 
called in the Eegestum of Eugene IV. , 
held that abbey, on the ground that there 
was no mention made in them that he 
(Mathew) was at that time Prior of Lough 
Derg, in the diocese of Clogher; thereupon 
Pope Eugene, by bull, dated March 20, 
an. 1" [1431], ordered an inquiry to be 
made, vocatis Matheo et aliis voca^idis; 
and, should Maurice make good his case, 
he was to be appointed abbot. — Beg. 
Eug. IV., etc. 



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Appendix, 



p. 40. 

"In the said baronie of Loughenisolin 
there are the parishes ensuinge : viz. the 
parish of Deriloran, oontanyninge three 
hallibets and seaven balliboes, wherein is 
both a parson and a viooar presentative, 
and twoe-third parts of the tiethes are 
paid to the parson, and thother thirde 
parte to the viooar ; in which parishe is a 
howse, a garden, and half a balliboe of 
gleabe ; and the said parson and viooar 
are to beare one-third parte of the ohardge 
in repairinge and mainteyninge the par- 
ishe church." The archbishop of Ar- 
magh is seised ' ' out of the erenagh land 
of Derriloran, contayninge seaventeene 
balliboes (whereof the herenagh had one 
balliboe free), the yerely rent of foure 
marks per ann. and a oosherie yerelye in 
the lord archbushopp his visitaoon, yf he 
come to lye there one night and not else, 
and fynes for bloodshed as before; and 
the herenagh of that land is to beare 
twoe-third parts of the ohardge in repair- 
inge and mainteyninge the parishe church 
of Deriloran." — Ult. Inc[., App. ii. 

U36-9, f. 56 (of. 1431, no. 1). 

It having been represented to Pope 
Eugene IV. that Mathew Magra, then a 
canon of SS. Peter and Paul, Armagh, 
and formerly its abbot, had freely re- 
signed his office in the presence of certain 
trustworthy witnesses, and that Maurice 
Olucheyran, calling himself a canon of 
that house, was then for about a year 
and a half in tmdue possession of its rule 
and government, as his appointment by 
the Ordinary was null, he (Maurice) being 
at that time an excommunicate ; there- 
upon the Pope, by bull dated 7 Kal. Feb., 
an. Inoarnationis Dnce. 1436, directed the 
Bishop of Clogher [Pierce Maguire] to 
cite Olucheyran and all others de iure 
citandos to appear before him; then, 
should it be duly proved that Magra had 
resigned, to admit his resignation, in 
the Pope's name; and should he find 
that the abbacy was vacant by Magra's 
resignation, or deprivation, or in any 
other way, provided that at the above- 
named date it had not a canonically 
appointed abbot, to appoint John Goon- 
dalaich [O'Connolly], a canon of that 
house, if he should on diligent examina- 
tion prove to be a fit and deserving person. 
In case Ooondalaich should be appointed, 
the Pope gave him licence to receive the 
abbatial blessing from any Catholic bishop 
enjoying the communion and favour of 
the Holy See.— Beg. Eug. IV., an. 6", 
lib. 1°, fol. 265. 

Olucheyran asserted that the abbacy 
was vacant by the deprivation of JMagra, 
by the Ordinary, when he appointed 
him (Olucheyran). 



1438-42, f. 84 (of. 1432, no. 1), 

Salomon Ochorri had a suit at Eome 
with John Leche alias Mackeallay [Mac 
Kelly] for the rectory of the parish church 
of Oluaynfyachna [Olonfeacle] . It was 
decided in favour of Leche. Before the 
close of the trial John[Prene] , archbishop 
of Armagh, erected the rectory into a 
prebend of a cauonry in the cathedral of 
Armagh, which, ejecto Salomons, was con- 
ferred on Leche by biill of Eugene IV., 
dated non. Kal. Oct., 1440. — Reg. Em. 
IV. 

' ' The parishe of Clonyekle [Olonfeacle] , 
extendinge into the countie of Armagh,, 
and containeth three ballibetoes and a 
half in the countie of Tirone, wherein is 
a parson and a viccar presentative, twoe- 
third parts of the tiethes are paid to the 
parson, and thother thirde parte to the 
viccar, whoe hath alsoe five acres of glebe 
land; and that in the said parish is a 
chapell of ease, called the Rowan, with 
an howse and a sessiagh of glebe land to 
the viccar belonginge." . . . The 
lord archbishop of Ardmagh is seised in 
fee ..." out of the erenagh land 
of Clonyekle, contayninge eight balli- 
boes, the yerely rent of foure pounds 
eight shiUings and sixe pence per ann. 
and fines for bloodshed as before." — JJlt. 
Inq., App. ii. 

P. 320. 

"The said lord archbushopp of Ar- 
magh, is seised in right of his said aroh- 
bushoppricke, of and in the yerelie rent 
of ten shillings, yssuinge out of the 
herenagh land of Errigol-acheroge, con- 
tayninge five balliboes, whereof the 
herenagh had one free; and that the 
said lord bushopp hath fines for blood- 
shed done by the herenagh, but the 
herenagh had all fynes for bloodshed 
done by others ; and that the said lord 
archbushopp of Armagh is likewise to 
have a cosherie yearely, in his visitation, 
and not els."—VU. Inq. (cf. 1439, no. 2.) 

Patrick Odangussa [O'Hennessy], was 
to be appointed perpetual vicar of Arigal 
Dacerog (Errigal - Keerogue), in case 
Rorious Mactagearrt [Bury Mac Tagart], 
who was accused of various misdeeds, 
should be deprived by the dean of 
Armagh, David Macduyn [Mac Doyne, 
Doyne], canon of Armagh, and the 
Official of Armagh, whom Eugene IV. 
had commissioned by bull (3 Id. Aug., 
1438) to try his case. — Ecg. Eug. IV. 

24 Mar., 1441 (cf. 1434, nos. 1, 2). 

The archdeaconry of Armagh, valued 
at thirty marks yearly, being vacant by 
the promotion [Apr. 6, 1439] of John 
[Prene] to the archbishopric of Armagh 



Armagh. 



21 



by Eugeno IV., and his oonseoratiou 
extra curiam,t'he Pope, by bull of the 9 
Kal. April., 1441, directed the abbot 
of S. Thomas, Dublin, the Official of 
Meath, and Thomas Barby, a canon of 
Dublin, to cite to their presence John 
"Whyte, calling himself a clerk of Armagh 
diocese, a bachelor in Laws, who, it 
was alleged, was in possession of the 
archdeaconry for more than two years 
without any canonical title, and, if 
they should find that the archdeaconry 
was vacant in the way asserted, or in 
any other way, provided that at the 
date of these presents no one especially 
had an acquired right therein, to confer 
it on John Biver rector of the parish 
church of Notlemgra, diocese of London, 
a bachelor in Laws and Abbreviator lit- 
terarum apostolicarum. River says in his 
petition that he had been collated to the 
archdeaconry by royal authority ; but the 
Pope asserts very plainly that, as the ap- 
pointment had been previously reserved 
to the Holy See, no one but the Roman 
pontiff could collate to it. — Meg. Eitg. 
IV., an. 12°, lib. 155, fol. 206. 

1442-4, f. 178 (of. 1444, no. 1). 

Dionisius Oculean [O'Cullen] was 
Cristinus' predecessor in this rectory. — 
(Bull). 

P. 250 (cf. 1428, no. 3). 

And alsoe the Abp. of Armagh is 
seised in fee ' ' out of the erenagh land 
of Kyllishell [Killeeshill, Dungannon 
bar., CO. Tyrone] , contayninge twoe small 
balliboes ; the yerely rent of three shillings 
and foure pence per ann. and one mutton, 
thirtie cabdsll meadors of oates, and a 
oosherie yerely, if the said lord arch- 
bushopp come himself in visitation, and 
not else, together with fines for bloodshed 
as before" (i.e. 6s. 8d. Irish for each one). 
— XJlt. Inq. 

1445-7, f. 11 (of. 1446, no. 1). 

Ardbo [in Loughinsholin and Dun- 
gannon baronies, co. Tyrone]. — "The 
parish of Ardboo alias Balliliegh, and that 
in this parish there is both (a parson) and 
a vicoar presentative, and twoe third parts 
of the tiethes are paid to the said parson, 
and thother third parte to the vicaai ; 
here is alsoe a howse, a garden, and fewer 
acres of gleabe land, called Farrensag- 
gard [Priest's-land] , belongeinge to the 
said viccar." 

"The Abp. of Armagh is seised in 
fee . . . out of the erenagh land of 
Ardbo ,als .'Ballileigh , oonteynin ge thirtene 
tuUaghes (whereof one tuUagh was free 
to the erenagh) , of the yerely rent of fewer 
markes per ann. and one oosherie yerely 
in his visitation, as before, and not other- 



wise ; and that the herenagh of this land 
was to beare twoe third parts of the 
chardge in repairing and mainteyninge 
the parish church." — XJlt. Ingi., App. ii. 

St. Colman, son of Aidh, founded a 
noble and celebrated monastery here, 
where his relics were long preserved. It 
was burnt down, according to the Annals 
of'XJlster, in 1166 by Rory Mac Cann, 
the son of Gilmurry O'Morna, and the 
sept of Carey barony, co. Antrim; after 
which, says Arohdall, it fell to decay, so 
that in Golgan's time there were scarcely 
any remains of it visible. 

P. 52 (cf. 1446, no. 4). 

Artrea. — "The parlshe of Artra, con- 
teyninge three ballibets and foure balli- 
boes extendinge into the barony of 
Loghenisholin, in which parishe is both 
a parson and a vicoar presentative, and 
that twoe-third parts of the tiethes are 
paid to the parson, and one third part 
to the viccar." 

"Alsoe the Abp. of Armagh is seised 
in fee . . . out of the erenagh land 
of Artra, contayninge twelve tullaghes 
(whereof the erenagh had one free from 
exactions) ; the yearely rent of foure 
marks per ann. and a oosherie for one 
night yerely, in his visitation, and not 
otherwise." — TJlt. Inq., App. ii. 

1445—28 Peb (cf. 1517, note 35). 

It was reported to Pope Eugene IV. 
that the perpetual vicarage of Tuygnea 
(Tynan) was then vacant, and was so for 
such a length of time that the right of 
collation had, according to the statutes 
of the Council of Lateran, lapsed to the 
Holy See. Donald Ocellachan [O'Cal- 
laghan] , its former perpetual vicar, re- 
tained possession of it after he had been 
collated to the priorship of the Culdees 
of Armagh, for more than twelve years, 
and still continues to retain it. There- 
upon the Pope, by bull dated pridie Kal. 
Mar., an. Incar. 1448, directed the dean 
of Armagh, and Arthur and John Mack- 
amayll [Mac Cawell], canons of Armagh, 
to summon Ocellachan and all others, 
etc., to appear before them, and, should 
they find the vicarage vacant in the way 
alleged, or in any other way, provided no 
one else had a special claim to it, to con- 
fer it on Donald Magcathassayd [Mao 
Casey] , a clerk of the diocese of Clogher. 
—Reg. Eug. IV., an. 13°, lib. 1", f. 142. 

1445-7, f. 48 (of. 1430, no. 3). 

" The Abp. of Armagh is seised in 
fee . . - . out of the balliboe of Ball 
Mc. Calla, in the parishe of Kildresse; 
the yerely rent of sixe shillings and eight 
pence per ann., which balliboe Rowrie 
Mo. Arte [Mao Guinness] and his an- 



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Appendix. 



oestors have, tyme out mynde, poss- 
essed and inherited, in course of 
tauistrie, and could not lawfuUie be 
removed att the said lord arohbushopp 
of Armagh his pleasure ; and alsoe, out 
of the chapell of Magheryinglasse, 
[Magheraglass, in Kildresse par., Dun- 
garmon bar., co. Tyrone^ and a balliboe 
of land thereunto belonginge, in the 
said parishe of Kildresse; the yerely 
rent of three shillings and foure pence 
per ann., which hath bene, tyme out of 
mynde, inherited by the sept of Mo. 
Cawells, in course of tanistrie." — Ult. 
Inq., App. ii. 

10 Sept., 1454 (cf. 1431, no. 1). 

Thomas Macrevayr,reotor of Tidavnet, 
joined the community of SS. Peter and 
Paul, Armagh, made his religious pro- 
fession, and was appointed abbot there 
by order of Pope Nicholas V., as appears 
from a bull (4 Id. Sept., 1454) of the 
same Pope conferring this rectory on 
James Ohannrachdioh [O'Hanratty], a 
clerk of the diocese of Clogher . —Beg. Nic . 
v., an. 8, etc. 

Willelmus Macrevayr, who had been 
appointed by Roger [Ros Maguire], bp. 
of Clogher, in ignorance perhaps, that 
the right of collation to the rectory had 
been reserved to the Holy See. 

20 Dec. 1457 (cf. 1476, note 21 ; 1535, 
no. 3, note 41). 

A complaint was made by John 
Omulcham or Omulchain [O'Miilqueen] 
to Pope Calixtus III. that Magonius 
Oconne, a canon of Armagh and preben- 
dary of Balincluig (Ballyclog), was 
notoriously unchaste, and that having 
laid violent hands on one Patrick, a 
clerk of this diocese, ho had incurred 
excommunication, yet still continued to 
say Mass and to take part in ecclesiastical 
functions, in contemptum clavium. 
Thereupon the Pope, by bull dated 
Rome, 1457[-8], 13 Kal. Jan., ano 8°, or- 
dered the priors of Desert (Kells) and 
Muckamore in the diocese of Connor, and 
the archdeacon of Connor, should John 
renew in due form of law, in their pres- 
ence, or in that of any one or two 6f 
them, the above charges, to summon to 
appear before them Magonius [Maghnusj 
and all others who of right should be 
cited, and if on due enquiry they should 
find the above charges, or any of them 
deserving deprivation true, to deprive 
Magonius, and confer his canonry and 
prebend on the aforesaid John, provided 
that at the date of these presents no one 
especially had an acquired right therein. 
—Reg. Calixtilll., an. 2" (recte S°), lib 
1^, f. 88. 

23 Jan., 1469. 

A canonry, with the annexed prebend 



of Balecluig [in Irish Baile an clidg, 
i.e. town of the bell, now^Ballyclog] , in 
the cathedral of Armagh, being vacant 
by the promotion by Paul II. of Nicholas 
[Weston] to the see of Derry, and his 
consecration extra curiam by order of the 
same Pope, it was conferred by bull dated 
an. Inc. 1468, 5 Kal. Feb., an. 5°, on 
Patrick Omulchathayu [O'Mulqueen?], 
a priest of this diocese, provided its 
collation, as was supposed, belonged to 
him at that time. 

9 Mar., 1469 (cf. 1460, no. 2). 

It appears from the bull of provision 
of Patrick Otomolton [O'Tomalty], dated 
7th of the Ides of March, an. In. D. 1469, 
that this priory, or precentorship, of the 
Culdees was then vacant by the demise 
of Donald Occallacan[0'Callaghan], and 
that its collation had lapsed to the Holy 
See.— Beg. Pauli II., an. 6, lib, 1, f. 187. 
0. Lat. 

1472-9, f. 75 (cf. 1478, 1487). 

It appears from the^Regestum of 
Sixtus IV. (an. 1°, lib. 7", fol. 863), that 
the Culdees of Armagh presented a pe- 
tition to him stating that John [Foxall] , 
archbishop of Armagh, prudently taking 
into account how poor and meagre was 
their income, and also for the increase of 
divine worship in his cathedral, had some 
time before, with the consent of the Dean 
and Chapter, united, annexed and incorpo- 
rated with the College of the Culdees of 
Armagh the rectory of Donaghmore in 
this diocese, with all its rights and perti- 
nences, then vacant by the resignation 
of John Oluoharean. They further repre- 
sented that Thady Odongale [O'DonnellyJ 
calling himself a clerk, unjustly opposing 
the above union, etc. , and falsely asserting 
that he had been appointed to the vacant 
rectory by apostolic authority, had, in 
virtue of letters which he had obtained, 
compelled them to appear before certain 
judges named in those letters, who, in 
eadem causa perperam procedentes, gave 
sentence in favour of Odongale; thereupon 
they appealed to the Holy See. Odongale 
named no onp to represent him in this 
appeal, and confessed before trustworthy 
witnesses that he had no right in or to 
said rectory, and that, if he had any such 
right, he freely and willingly renounced 
it. The petitioners further added that, 
as some persons are doubtful about the 
validity of the aforesaid union, annexion 
and incorporation, and as the reasons for 
which said union, annexion, etc., wore 
effected still subsist, they humbly pray 
the Pope ut unioni, annexioni et incorpo- 
racioni prefatis, pro earum suhsistencia 
firmiori, robur apce. conflrmationis adii- 
cerc, and for greater security (pro potioi'i 
cautcla) to unite, annex and incorporate 



Armagh. 



23 



da novo the said rectory eidem collegia 
(Culdeonim), aliasque in premisais op- 
portune pyoviclere de benignitate apostolica. 
The Pope, thereupon, addressed a 
bull, dated July 4, 147'2, to the Chancellor 
of Armagh, directing him, vocatis dido 
Tliadeo ct aliis quoi'um interest, should he 
have legitimate cognizance of the afore- 
said cession, union, annexion, and in- 
corporation and all and singular the 
premissa aforesaid, to admit by apostolic 
authority, for this time only, said cession, 
and then, by the Pope's authority to ap- 
prove and confirm the before-mentioned 
union, annexion and incorporation, and 
to supply the defects all and singular, if 
any, which might have occurred in them. 

20 July, 1478 (of. 1478). 

The Pope, having heard that, although 
the right of collation to the priorship of 
the Colidei in the cathedral of Armagh 
had lapsed to the Holy See, the Colidei 
vicars had for more than 25 years, but 
less than 40, nulla titulo eis suffragante 
etc., kept possession of its revenues, 
commissioned Niall Macuorta, [Mac 
Cuarty, or Cuarty] Maghonius Othuo- 
chauyll [0 ' T wohill] and Patrick Ookenam 
(or Ockenain) [O'Keenan], canons of 
Derry, it, vocatis predi^tis vicariis et aliis 
etc., they should find the priorship 
vacant, to confer it auctoritate apostoUca 
on John Olucharian, provided that at the 
date of these presents no one especially 
had an acquired right therein. — iJci/. 
Sia;<iI7.,an.7'', lib.7°,fol. 245. G. Lat. 

4 Feb., 1485 (cf. 1477, no. 2). 

Benedict Oculean [O'Cullen] was canon 
of the cathedral of Armagh and prebendary 
of Cluamfiaghna (Clonfeakle) in the same^ 
(val. 15 marks). He was afterwards ap-' 
pointed to a canonry with the prebend 
of Balioluyg in the same cathedral by the 
Ordinary [Octavian de Spinellis], and 
Pope Innocent VII., by bull dated 
Rome, etc., 2 Non. Feb., an. 1°, ordered 
the vacant oanonry and prebend to 
be conferred on Philip Maokeogayn 
[Mac Owen], a clerk of the diocese of 
Armagh, provided that at the date of 
these presents no one especially had an 
acquired right therein. — Beg. Innoc. 
VII., an. 1", lib. vi", fol. 191. 

1488-9, f. 195 (of. 1489, no. 1). 

It was reported to the Holy See by 
James Odondayll [O'Donnelly], a priest of 
Armagh, that Thomas, abbot of SS. Peter 
and Paul, Armagh, had alienated and di- 
lapidated some of its precious moveables, 
had committed perjury, and, though an 
excommunicate and publicly denovmced 
as such, continued to say Mass and take 
part in ecclesiastical functions. 

The Pope directed Cormao Maccon- 



mige [Mao Nameo], a canon of Derry, if 
Odondayll should renew these charges in 
due canonical form before him, to summon 
to his presence the abbot and others who 
de jure should be cited, and if on diligent 
inquiry he sliould find him guilty as charg- 
ed, to deprive him formally of the abbacy. 
Then, as Odondayll desired to become a 
canon of this monastery, the Pope em- 
powered Macconmige to clothe him with, 
the religious habit, should he be found fit, 
and that no canonical impediment barred 
the way, and, if he so desired, to receive 
his religious profession, and then, should 
he on diligent inquiry, find him apt for 
the rule and government of this house, to 
set him over it as Abbot, and licence him 
by the Pope's authority to receive from 
any Catholic bishop the abbatial bene- 
diction. — Beg. Innoc. VIII., an. 5, lib. 5, 
f. 206. Cod. Lateran. 

1491-2, f. 98 (cf.l487, 1505). 

The Dean of Armagh, Peter Omael- 
muayd (or Omaelmnayd) [O'Molloy], held 
at this time, without canonical title, the 
priorship of the Culdees of Armagh. — 
Beg. Innoc. VIII., an. 8", lib. 4", f. 259, 

F. 151 (cf. 1492, no. 3). 

I find in a MS. codex of the Camera 
Apostolioa, entitled Liber Taxarum, 
under the date 16th May, 1492, the fol- 
lowing entry: — "Una bulla pro Jacobo 
Ybruyn, super perpetua vicaria p. eoolesie 
de Cluayn [Clonoe] et monasterio aposto- 
lorum Petri et Pauli de Cnoo [Knock] 
Armachan. dioo." This date, 16 May, 
1492 [Inn. VIII., an. 80], is that of the 
time when the above-named bull was 
brought to the Camera Apostolioa to be 
taxed. 

1492-3, f.'134 (cf. 1498). 

"The lord archbushoj.p of Armagh 
is lawfuUie seised, as of fee, in right of 
his archbushoppriok, of and in the yerely 
rent of thirtie-foure shillings, ten pence, 
and ten meathers of butter per ann. , yssu- 
inge out of the corbe land of Termonma- 
guyrke, als. Termonconnyn, oontayninge 
sixteene balliboes in the baronie of 
Omaigh , together with f ynes for bloodshed 
as before. — XJlt. Itiq. 

It appears from the Regestum of 
Innocent VIII. (an. 8", lib. 2°, f. 228) 
that, though the right of collation to the 
perpetual vicarage "sanote Columbe de 
Termimmegores " [Termonmaguirk] had 
lapsed to the Holy See, Nellanus 
OohenoUan [Niall O'Connellan], calling 
himself a priest of this diocese, held 
possession of it. The Pope, by bull of the 
5th of Nov., an" 8° [1491] directed the 
abbot of Clogher, the dean of Clogher and 
Cornelius Maokamail [Mac Cawollj, 



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Appendix. 



canon of Derry , to cite Oohenollan to their 
preoe, and if they should find that this 
benefice was canonically vacant to confer 
it on Thomas Oohenen {lege Ochianain, 
i.e. O'Keenan), a clerk of the diocese of 
Clogher. 

1507-8, f. Ill (cf. 1508). 

Druimcuhe (? Drumcree) . — " The said 
jurors doe, uppon their oathes, say and 
present that the deane of the cathedrall 
church of Armagh for the tynae beinge 
is, in right of his deanery, parson of the 
severall parishe churches of Loghgelly 
(Loughgilly) , Killmore,Drumkreo (Drum- 
cree), and Leegloyse, in the said barony 
of Oneylan [Oneilland] . . .' —Ult. 
Itiq., App. i. 

1533-4, f. 173 (of. 1534). 

Liosaii means in Irish large fort, 
being a compound of lios, a fort or circular 
mound or circumference, generally of 
earth, and -an, large. Mention is made 
of it in the Animls of Ulster, ad an. 744, 
" CoLman, bishop of Lessan, died." 

" The parish of Lessan, oonteyninge 
twoe ballibets and twoe balliboes and a 
halfe ; in which parishe there is both a 
parson and a viocar presentative ; twoe- 
third parts of the tiethes are paid to the 
parson, and thother third to the viocar ; 
and that they are [at] one-third part of 
the ohardge in repairinge and maynteyn- 
inge the parishe church ; and that there 
is alsoe one howse with a garden, and 
twoe acres of gleabe," — Ult. Inc[., App. ii. 

1534-6, f, 134 (cf. 1535, no. 3). 

"The parish of Ballinecloige [Bally- 
clog, as above] , whereof there is both a 
parson and a viocar presentative, and 
twoe-third parts of the tiethes are paid 
to the parson, and thother third part to 
the viocar ; and that there is one howse, 
one garden, and three acres of gleabe land 
belonginge to the viccar." The lord Abp. 
of Armagh is seised in fee ... . 
" out of the erenagh land of Dromfadda, 
contayninge two balliboes in the parishe 
of Bellinecloige ; the yerely rent of five 
shillings and ten pence, and thirtie 
cabdell meadors of seed oats per ann." 

— Ult. Ing^., App. ii. 

P. 160 (3) (cf. 1535, no. 3). 

' ' The parish of Balliedirry , contayn- 
inge seaven townes and a half, wherein 
there is onlie a parson presentative, 
whoe reoeaveth the whole tieths to him- 
self, and is to beare one-thirde parte of 
the chardge in repairinge and maynteyn- 
inge the parish church, and hath one 
acre of glebe land belonginge mito him." 

— Ult. Inq., App. ii. 

F. 162 (1) (cf. 1535, no. 1). 

It was asserted that the presentation 
to the rectories above-mentioned (Kildress 



and Arboe) had lapsed to the Holy See, 
and were respectively held without a 
canonical title by Thomas Ocanalan (or 
Ooavalan) [O'Comiellan] and Malachy 
Odongaylle [O'DonnellyJ, styling them- 
selves respectively a priest and clerk. 
Arthur Yhagan [Art O'Hagan], rector of 
Derryloran, made a petition to the Holy 
Bee that the rectory of Kildress might 
be made a simple prebend of Armagh cath- 
edral and that the other rectories should 
be united to it. On this the Pope ordered 
Eugene Magnayssa [Mac Guinness] and 
Chas. Macommy [Mao Namee], canons 
of Dromore, and Odo Orcerbalan [O'Car- 
olan] , a canon of Derry, that any one 
or two or all of them, having cited to ap- 
pear before them Thos. and Malachy, and 
for the matter of the erection of the pre- 
bend, the Arohbp. and Chapter of Armagh, 
if they should find these rectories canonic- 
ally vacant , to grant the prayer of Yhagan. 
This union was to last only so long as he 
should hold the prebend. — Beg. PauU 
III., an. 1 [1534-5], lib. 23, f. 488. Cod. 
Arch. Lat. 

F. 162 (2) (cf. 1585, no. 2). 

Cill-Sleibe [now Killevy] . — The pat- 
ron saint was the virgin Darerca (called 
also Moninne — or Modwenna, for the 
origin of which see Anivals of Ulster, vol. 
II., p. 17), who died in 517 or 519. 
Ussher quotes an unhistorical Life as an 
authority for attributing to her the foun- 
dation of no less than seven churches in 
Scotland. (Brit. Eccl. Antiqg., ViTks. vi., 
249.) 

It was asserted that though the rec- 
tory of Cillslebe [Killevy] and the per- 
petual vicarages of Tania [Tynan] Ar- 
deraa [Artrea] and Mintiriguai had lapsed 
to the collation of the Holy See, Susanna 
Nicomiachi [Mac Namee ; Ni, the abbre- 
viation of Inghen, daughter, used with 
surname in denoting a woman], calling 
herself a nun of the Order of St. Augu- 
stine, held the rectory, and the other 
benefices were held respectively by Thos. 
Odanaisa [O'Hennessy] Thadeus Ocomi- 
olan [O'Conellan] and Thos. Oferaohran, 
[O'Loughren?] stating themselves to be 
priests. Felmeus Inell [Felim O'Neill], 
perpetual vicar of Derryloran, petitioned 
the Pope that the rectory should be made 
a simple prebend of the cathedral of 
Armagh for his lifetime, and the vicar- 
ages should be united to it. A commis- 
sion was sped by the Holy See to Philip 
Maeorevair, Cornelius and Bernard Mag- 
misinan [MacGilsenan], canons of Clog- 
her, to cite the reputed intruders to 
appear before them, and,if they shouldfind 
these benefices to be canonically vacant, 
having consulted the Abp. and Chapter of 
Armagh, to erect the rectory into a simple 
prebend as above, to confer it and a can- 



Armagh. 



25 



onry of tlie churoli of Armagh on Felim 
and tlio to unite the vacant vicarages to 
it as long as Felim should hold this 
prebend. — Beg. Pauli III., an. 1, lib. 
23, fol. 435. Cod. Arch. Lat. 

Fol. 162 (3) (cf. 1535, no. 3). 

Eugene Ycullem (or Ycullein^O ' Gullen) , 
a clerk of the diocese of Armagh, presented 
a petition to Pope Paul III. , in which he 
stated that the rectory of Balledirre 
[Ballinderry, alias Bally derry] , the per- 
petual vicarage of Balleoluyg [Ballyclog] 
and the benefice of Clonfecula [Clon- 
feacle] , all in the diocese of Armagh, 
were respectively unduly held by John 
Mac Mucgyan, [Mao Gowan or Mac 
Mahon] John Oocullen, and John Occorro, 
as the right of collation to them had 
legitimately lapsed to the Holy See; 
whereupon he prayed that they- might 
be erected for his lifetime into a simple 
prebend in the cathedral of Armagh, and 
be conferred upon him. The Pope, in 
consideration of his merits, etc., com- 
missioned Philip Maoienair (or Macre- 
vair?), Cornelius Macardagil, [Mac Ardell] 
canons of Clogher, and Charles Macom- 
muy (or Maoommny) [Mac NameeJ a 
canon of Dromore, to cite to their pres- 
ence the said Macmucgajm, OccuUen and 
Occorro, and, for the matter of the erec- 
tion of the aforesaid prebend, the arch- 
bishop [George Cromer] and chapter of 
Armagh, and, if on due inquiry, they 
should find the said benefices legitimately 
vacant, to unite them, and erect them 
into a prebend and confer it on the said 
Eugene, as prayed iov.—Beg. Pauli III., 
an. 1°, lib. 19, fol. 112. Cod. Lateran. 

1536-7, f. 185 (cf. 1537, note ii). 

Cluinnes. — ' ' And that in this bar- 
onye (of Dungannon) there is alsoe the 
parish of Cloynoe, conteyning twentie and 
nyne baUiboes, wherein is both a parson 
and a viccar presentative ; the parson or 
rector of Donogh-Henrie aforesaid, for 
the tyme beinge, is alwaies parson here, 
and that uppon these twoe parsonages, he 
is to keepe one chorester or singing man 
in the cathedral church of Armagh, and 
that twoe-third parts of the tiethes are 
paid to the parson, and thother third 
parte to the viccar ; there belonge to the 
said viccar one house, one garden, and five 
acres of gleabe, and that the parson is to 
beare twoe-third parts of the chardge in 
repairinge the parishe churche, and the 
viccar to beare thother thirde part. 
The lord Abp. of Ardmagh is seised in fee 
of . . (out of the erenagh land of Cloy- 
noe, contayninge fewer baUiboes) ; the 
yerely rent of thirteene shillings and 
foure pence per ann. and a cosherie as 
before, and not otherwise, and bloodshed 
as before."— D7i. Ing-i App. ii. 



(Cf. 1587, note 42). 

Hissertowen [DisseriU^i, alias Money- 
more, CO. Derry]. — "The parish of Dis- 
ertlin conteyneth twentie six balliboes 
and a half, wherein is a parson and 
viccar presentative ; and that twoe-third 
parts of the tiethes are paid to the parson, 
and tother third parte to the viccar, 
whoe are alsoe to beare a third parte of 
the chardge in repairinge and mainteyn- 
inge the parishe church ; here is likevrise 
one howse with a garden, and twoe acres 
of glebe. . . . The said jurors doe 
uppon their oathes find and present, 
that the said lord archbushopp of Ar- 
magh, is seised in fee, in right of the 
said arohbushoppriok of Armagh, of and 
in the severall yerely rents . . . viz. 
out of the erenagh land of Disertlin, 
contayninge foure balliboes, the yerely 
rent of thirtie shillings per ann. and a 
cosherie, with fines for all bloodshed as 
the first ; and the herenagh of the said 
land to beare twoe-third parts of the 
chardge in repairinge and mainteyninge 
the parishe church of Disertlin. — Ult. 
Inq., App. ii. 

F. 185 (cf. 1537, note 46). 

' ' That in the said baronie alsoe is the 
parishe of TuUaghmiskie (sic) [Tully- 
niskin, co. Tyrone], whereof there is oulie 
a parson presentative to whome the 
tiethes are paied, and hath one howse, 
one garden with twoe acres of gleabe land 
thereunto belonginge, and that the parson 
paieth unto the lord archbushopp of Ar- 
magh, twoe shillings and sixe pence 
proxies yeielj."—Ult. Ing., App. ii. 

1506-7 (cf. 1537, note 43). 

It appears from the bull that the 
above oanonry (Donaghenry) , being vac- 
ant, it was conferredby the bishop [De 
Spinnellis] of the diocese on Torruletus 
[Torlogh], although he was of illegiti- 
mate birth . This collation being invalid 
from want of a dispensation, the Pope 
gave a new collation of it to him by bull 
dated as above. — BuUar. Julii II., an. 
4 [1506-7], lib. 8, f. 56. 

The execution of the bull was com- 
mitted to Cormac Marconine, [Mac 
Namee] John Obigill [O'Boyle] and 
Thos. Ocervalan fO'Carolan], canons of 
Derry. Held before by John Macormio 
[Mao Cormaok]. 

"There is also the parishe of Don- 
ogh-Heniie, conteyning twoe and fortie 
balliboes and an half, wherein there is 
both a parson and a viccar presentative, 
and that twoe-third parts of the tiethes 
are paid to the parson and thother thirde 
part ■ to the viccar ; and that there is a 
howse and a garden, with a oroght [croft] 
and five acres of gleabe land thereunto be- 



25 



Appendix. 



longinge ; and that the lord arohbushopp 
of Ardmagh ia seised in fee . . . of 
and in the severall yerely rents . 
and alsoe out of the erenagh-land of 
Donogh-Henrie, contayninge sixe tul- 
laghes (whereof half a tuUagh is free to 
the herenagh) the yerely rent of twoe 
markes, and a oosherie yerely in his visi- 
tation, as before, and not else, together 
with fines for bloodshed; and the here- 
nagh of this place was likewise to beare 
twoe thirde parts in repayringe and 
maintayning (the) parishe church." — 
Ult. Inq., App. ii. 

F. 187 (of. 1537, note 45). 

" And that in this barony alsoe is the 
parish of Dromglasse [Drumglass, alias 
Dungannon, co. Tyrone], wherein is onlie 
a parson endowed, presentative, to whome 
the tiethes are paid, and hath alsoe a 
howse, a garden, and a sessiagh of gleabe 



land thereunto belonginge." . . . The 
Abp. of Armagh is -seised in fee . . . 
' ' out of the orenagh lands of Dromglasse, 
conteyninge eight balliboes (whereof one 
tuUagh was free to the herenagh), the 
yerely rent of two markes per ann. and 
a oosherie as before, and fines for blood- 
shed, as above." — Ult. Iiiq., App. ii. 

Dec. 22 and 25, 1544 (of. 1442, note 16). 

The prebend of Clonfeaole in the 
diocese of Armagh, and the vicarage of 
Kilmore, in Armagh diocese, in possession 
of John O'Coyllan were presented to Wm. 
Moore, clerk, by king Henry "VIII., who 
said that they were in his gift, pro hac 
vice jure devolucionis, by reason that 
O'Coyllan occupied them on the presen- 
tation (recte provision) of the Bishops of 
Eome." — Irish Chancery EolU, Dec. 22 
and 25, 35" (1544). 




OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 
DIOCESIS CLOCORENSIS. 



1413— 1532. 



Diversorum Johannis XXIII. 
MCCCCXIII. 

1. Badem die (xxvj. Aug"), Nemeas^ Ohenraychtaych," principalis, 
obligavit se pro annata parrochialis ecclesie de Cluaneys,' alias Comor- 
bania, Clocorensis dioc, cuius fructus xl. marcarum sterlingorum communi 
extimatione, deductis oneribus, vacantis per mortem Henrici Macconullag* 
Mechmachuna extra [curiam ; sibi collate apud S. A [ntonium] extra 
mures Ploren., v. Kalendas Augusti, anno quarto. (F. 158.) 

2. Dicta die (xv. Sept.), Nemeas Ohenrechtaich, principalis, obligavit se 
pro annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie de Cluaynoys,' alias de Comor- 
bania, Clocorensis dioc, cuius fructus xl. marcarum sterlingorum com- 
muni extimatione, vacantis per obitum Henrici Maoconnlag' extra 
curiam; sibi' collate apud^S. A [ntonium] extra muros Florentin., vi. 
Kalendas" Augusti, anno'quarto. {F. 161.) 

Diversorum Martini V. 

MCCCCXXI. 

1. Eadem die (nona Junii), Nemeas Obenrachtaych, principalis, obligavit 

so Camera super annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Meldocii^ de 

Mucnam,* Clochorensis dioc, cuius fructus octo marcarum sterlingorum 

1413. 7}ients relating to Ireland, 1802-6, p. 212). 

1 'Nemeas. — Represents the native 4 Maoconullag. — Rede, Mac Con- 
Gilla-na^naemh — devotee of tlie Saints. uladh — son of Cu-TJladh Mac Mahon. 

2 Oheneaychtayoh. — Bccte, Ua hlnn- Mao Conulladh is most probably used 
rocbtaigh, O'Hanratty. The O'Hanrattys here as a surname, Mao Anulla. Gu- 
^veie the ancient chieisotViilcUliMaelia Uladh, the eponj-mous head of this 
(or Monaghan barony), in the county branch of the Mac Mahons, died in 1375. 
Monaghan, before they were dispossessed 

by the Mao Mahons. An Imar of the 1421. 

name, herenagh of Muckno"and (late) 1 S. Meldotii.— St. Maeldoid, the 

king of Ui-Meith, died in 1161. patron of Mukno, was of the same stock 

aCLUANEYS.—lnlnshCluain-auisani as the O'Hanrattys. His feast day was 

(a later form) Gluain-eois, now Clones; the 13th of May, according to the Taikf/Zii 

a parish partly in the barony of Clan- (Hieronyman) Martyrology in the Book 

kelly, CO. Fermanagh, and partly in the of Leinster (y. 360i}. 
baronies of Dartrey and Monaghan, co. 2 Mucnam.— Called m the Annals of 

of Monaghan. For its'aneient import- Ulster Muc[sh]nam. It appears in the 

anoe, see Index of Annals of Ulster, v. Papal Taxation, where it is valued at 2 

Cluain-auis; of. 1428, no. 14, note. marks yearly, as Mutynam, and is now 

In the Taxation of Boniface VIII., the known as Mukno, a parish, comprising 

church of Clonooys, in deanery of same, the little town of Castleblayney, in the 

is valued at 6 marks. {Calendar of Docu- barony of Cremorne, 00. Monaghan. 



28 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

communi extimatione ; vacantis per obitum Philipi Mycgyllakenan ^ extra 
curiam. Coll. eidem Eome, apud S. P., iiij. Idus Mali, anno quarto. 
(1421-3, /. 17 a.) 

2. Eadem die (ut immediate supra), prefatus Nemeas, tanquam princi- 
palis et privata persona, obligavit se Camera, nomine Mauricii Macma- 
gnissa,' super annata plebanie rectorie communiter nuncupate parrochialis 
ecclesie Sancti Tigernachi' de Daeremaylan," Clochorensis dioc, cuius 
fructus xxiiij. marcarum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantis per 
obitum Petri Obanan' extra curiam. Coll. eidem Eome, apud S. Petrum, 
ij. Idus Aprilis, anno quarto. Item promisit producere mandatum ratifi- 
cacionis infra xij. menses. {F. 17 b.) 

3. Eadem die (iij. Julii), Bricius" Omearaych," principalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie de Domnach 
Magean^" et de Clanncearbayll," Clochorensis dioc, cuius fructus octo 
marcarum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantis per obitum 
Donati [f] lannagan extra curiam. Coll. eidem Eome, apud S. Petrum, 
xj. Kalendas Junii, anno quarto. {F. 22.) 

4. Die xviiij. eiusdem (Aug" mccccxxj.), una bulla pro David Macago- 
baim^^ super perpetua vicariata plebis de Crichmuarnd," Clochorensis 
dioc, cuius fructus quinque marcarum sterlingorum communi extim- 
atione, fuit restituta sine obligacione, quia fructus non ascendunt summam 
xxiiij. florenorum Camere. Ita est. Guill. de Prato. (F. 27.) 

6. Die xvij. eiusdem (Oct., mccccxxi.), una bulla pro Johanne Mac- 
cearbaill" super perpetua vicaria parrochialis ecclesie de Eos,'' Cloeho- 

3 Macgyllakenan.— Bec<«, Mao Gilla- Papal" Taxation Domnachoijagen, and 
Cianain — Magillakeenan, anamenotnow valued there at 20s. yearly. Its correct 
used. Irisli name is Domuaoh-maighln, i.e. 

4 Maubicii Macmagnissa.— Muircer- church of the^little plain ; now Donagh- 
taoli Mao Manus, archdeacon of Clogher, moyne, in the barony of Parney, co. of 
and parson of DerryvuUen, died in 1441. Monaghan. Lewis (Topog. Diet.) says 
He resigned in 1427, the bull for his sue- that in the townlaud of Cabragh, in this 
oessor, Nicholas O'Planagan, being dated parish, there was formerly°an abbey 
Deo. 10, 1427 (of. 1428, no. 1). dependant on the abbey of MeUifont. 

5 TiGEENACHi.— St. Tigernach, founder 11 Clann-obabbayll. — The Ulster 
of Clones, died in 549. Clan-Carroll, or O'Carrolls of Oriel ; 

6 Dabeemaylan. — Galled in the >4?t)iaZs have, by metonymy and in a restricted 
of t/Zsfer Doire-Maelain, " Maelan's oak- sense, their territory of Parney bar, co. 
grove, " and Aireoh-Maelain ; nowDerry- Monaghan. 

vuUan, a parish partly in the barony of 12 Macagoban.— Literally, son of tlie 

Tirkennedy, but chiefly in that of Lurg, Smith; whence present name Smith. 

oo.Permanagh. 13 Ceiohmuabnd. — Rede Crioch- 

Deridmelan (in deanery of Loughermy, Mughdwn, i.e. district or country of 

Lough Erne) is valued in the Taxation at the people called Mughdoirn ; it is now 

3 marks. known as the barony of Cremorne in the 

7 Obanan.— Banan, Banan. county of Monaghan. In the Taxation, 

8 Beioius.— Represents Mael Brighte, the pUhs (of. plebis of the Annat=:the 
devotee of [Si.] Bngit _ native Muintir) of Crichmiwdwud (Uge 

^n X^"^^^"""-":;? ^'"'^: ^s^P' ™Ifia -'■»'^). in Donaghmoyne (rural) deanery, 

andOffabar., CO. Tipperary. This cleric is valued at 3 marks. 

of Lismore diooese was at the Curia when 14 Macceabbaill Mao Carvill 

appointed; whilst, to judge from his death 15 Ros.— "NowMao-heross aniri'qhin 

m Rome (before Oct. 14, 1426), the duty the county of Monaghan, better kno™ 

was discharged by deputy. by the name of its town Carriokmaoross 

10 DoMNACHMAGEAN.- Called in the which derives its name from the same 



DIOCESIS CLOCORENSIS. 29 

rensis dioc, cuius fructus sex marcarum sterlingorum communi extim- 
atione, fuit restituta sine obligacione, quia fructus non ascendebant 
summam xxiiij. floren. auri de Camera. 

MCCCCXXII. 

1. Eadem die (xxvj. Maii), Donatus Ocheenan,^ rector ecclesie de 
Chnada [?] , Clochorensis dioc, tanquam principalis et privata persona, 
obligavit se Camere, nomine Philippi Omolwoyr,'' super annata decan- 
atus ecclesie Clochorensis, cuius fructus xij. marcarum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, vacantis per obitum Donaldi Macreuye" [?] extra 
curiam. Coll. eidem Eome, etc., ij. Nonas Marcii, anno quinto. Item 
promisit producere mandatum ratificacionis infra x. menses. {F. 127.) 

2. Eadem die (xvj. Junii), Adam Osui-man,^ presbyter Clochorensis 
dioc, tanquam procuratorio nomine quam ut privata persona, obligavit 
se Camere, nomine Bartholomei Oluban," super annata perpetue vicarie 
parrochialis ecclesie de Teachdarmada^ dicte dioc, cuius fructus sex 
marcarum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantis per obitum 
Bricii Oluban extra curiam. Coll. eidem Eome, etc., x. Kalendas 
Pebruarii, anno quinto. {F. 137.) 

2. Die dicta fsiv. Maii mccccxxij.), una bulla pro Donato Ocheenean 
super rectoria parrochialis ecclesie de Techdampnada, Clochorensis 
dioc, cuius fructus quinque marcarum sterlingorum communi extim- 
atione, fuit restituta sine obligacione, de mandate domini Vicecamerarii. 
{F. 288.) 

MCCCCXXVI. 

1. Eadem die (xiv. Oct.), Johannes Macmolynd,^ principalis, obhgavit 
se Camere super annata perpetua vicarie parrochialis ecclesie de Dompna- 
chmagin de Clandekearbayll, Clochorensis dioc, cuius fructus octo 
marcarum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantis per obitum 
Bricii Omearaych in curia. Coll. eidem Eome, etc., vj. Idus Maii, 
anno nono. (1424-7, /. 202.) 

2. Infra, mccccxxviii., no. 5. 

source — the former .being Macaire Bois, 3 Maceedye — Most probably Macin- 

" Campus Rossimum" : the latter, Car- sair=Carpenter, the name of one of the 

raio Macaire Eos, " Bitpes Campi Bos- bishops of Clogher. 

siwum." The surrounding territory was 4 Obukman. — Perhaps Oohianain ; 

formerly called Bos or Crich Bois, and Adam was an O'Keenan name, 

the inhabitants. Fir Bois — Beeves' Adam- 5 Oluban. — Lamb. 

nan's, p. 81, note c. 6 Teaohdaemada. — Recte, Teachdam- 

In the Taxation, the church of Ros, nada, {religious) house of Damnat ; called 

deanery of Donaghmoyne, is valued- at Damnat of Slieve-Beagh, in the Martyr- 

20s. ology of Tallaght, at June 13 (Kelly : 

1422. Calendar of Irish Saints, Dublin, 1857, 

1 OcHEENAN. — O'Keenan. The family p. xxvii.) : now Tedavnet, a parish in the 
were Maguire's oUams in poetry, and barony and county of Monaghan. In the 
gave dignitaries to Cleenish and Lisgool. Taxation, Thechdamnad, in Clones dean- 

2 Phu-ipi Omolwoyb. — Becte, Gilla- cry, is valued at 2 marks. 

Padraig Ua Maeluider, who died, abbot 7 Techdampnada. — A variant of Teach- 

o£ Clogher, in 1441. ' ' The portion of the darmada (note 6) . 

dean of Clogher ' ' is valued at 3 marks in 1426. 

the Taxation. 1 ^^° Molynd.— Mao Mullen. 



30 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS. 

MCCCOXXVII. 

1. Eadem die (vij. Jan.), Malaohias Obruyn,^ rector parrochialis ecclesie 
de Gaulyn,' Cloohorensis dioc, tanquam principalis et privata persona, 
obligavit se Camera, nomine Henrici Obruyn, super annata rectorie 
parrochialis ecclesie de Domnachmagin, alias de Pearnigy,' dicte dioc, 
cuius fructus sedecim marcarum sterlingorum communi extimatione, 
vacantis tanto tempore, etc. Coll. eidem Eome, etc. vj. Idus Novembris, 
anno nono [a.d. 1426] . Item promisit producere mandatum ratificaci- 
onis infra unum annum. {F. 225.) 

2. Infra, mccccxxviii., no. 4. 

MCCCCXXVIII. 

1. Die dicta (xxvj. Jan.), Nicolaus Oflannagan,^ principalis obligavit se 
Camere super annata rectorie, sive plebanie, Comorbanie nuncupate, 
secularis et collegiate ecclesie Sancti Lassirani de Daminys,^ Clocho- 
rensis dioc, cuius fructus decem marcharum sterlingorum, vacantis per 
resignacionem Mauricii Meicmagnassa' extra curiam. Coll. eidem Eome, 
etc., iiij. Idus Decembris, anno undecimo [a.d. 1427] . Item, die xxiij. 
mensis Augusti [sequentis] eiusdem anni [1428] , obligavit se Camere in 
vim Perinde valere super annata dicte rectorie, consimilis valoris; vacantis 
per obitum Medocii Othaithlyth^ extra curiam. Coll. eidem Eome, etc., 
vij. Kalendas Maii, anno undecimo. (1427-28,/. 105.) 

2. Eadem die (xvi. Junii), Tatheus Ogoband,' principalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie Sancti 
Comani^ de Drummaelchi,' Clochorensis dioc, cuius fructus septem 

1427. fraeoli, founded a celebrated monastery 

1 Obeuyn. — Probably O'Breen, a fam- here. His death is entered twice in^the 
ily of Brawney barony, Westmeath. Annals of Ulster, first under the year 564, 

2 Gaultn.— Called in the Papal Tax- and again under 571. He is to be dis- 
ation Oabalynan, and there valued at 4 tinguished from St. M olaise, or Laisre, 
marks yearly ; now known as Galloon, a the founder of Inishmurray off the coast 
parish partly in the baronies of Knock- of Sligo, whose father was called Declan, 
niny and Clankelly, but chiefly in that and also from St. Molaise, or Laisre, of 
of Code, CO. Fermanagh, 5J miles from Leighlin, the son of Cairell. His feast- 
Lisnaskea, on Lough Erne (Lewis' 3'o^og'. day is Sept. 12. In the List of Saints 
Diet) . The Annals of Ulster call it Oah- qui erant bini unius maris, he is compared 
ail-Ziiuin (Fork of Pool). O'Clery's to the Apostle Simon. (Book of Leinster, 
Calendar has anent it: "Comhgal of p. 370 c, d.) 

Galloon in Dartry-Coininsi at the ex- 3 Mbicmagnassa. — See above, a.d. 

tremity of Lough Erne." 1421, note 4. 

3 Feabnigy. — Ferrmiaighe; Farney 4 Othaithlyth. — The O'TuUyswerea 
barony, co. Monaghan. sept in Devenish parish. Two of the 

1428. name were ooarbs of Devenish, one of 
1 Nicolaus Oflanagan. — He and the whom was canon choral of Clogher. A 

chief of the name, Muircertach of Toorah, third was herenagh of the same, 

died at Eome (whither they went as pil- 5 Oqoband. — Graiidson, ojc descendant, 

grims), in the Jubilee Year, 1450. See of Smith: O'Gavan, Gavan. 

8th entry of this year. 6 Comani.— Perhaps Coemani. St. 

h 2 Daminys.— i?«ci«, Dam/iinis, i.e.. Ox- Coeman was patron of Drumsnat, and 

Island, now Devenish, an island in Lough his festival, Sept. 4. 

Erne, near the town of Enniskillen, in 7 Deummaelchi. — Called Drumulcky 

theco. of Fermanagh. DM«j/mis is valued in 1483, no, 1: Drumuully, a parish 

at 2 marks in the Taxation. The parish partly in Dartrey bar., co. Monaghan, 

is in Magheraboy bar., co. Fermanagh. but chiefly in Coole bar., co. Fermanagh. 

St. Molaise, or Laisre, the son of Nad- Not given in the Taxation. 



DIOCESIS CLOCORENSIS. 3 1 

marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantis per obitum 
Donati Ogoband extra curiam. Coll. eidem Eome, etc., iiij. Idus Mali, 
anno undecimo. {F. 153.) 

3. Badem die (xiij. Oct.), Gillibertus Oschidi,' vicarius parochialis 
ecclesie de Eos, Clochorensis dioc, ut principalis et privata persona, 
obligavit se Camere nomine Jacobi Macmahunna' super annata par- 
rochialis ecclesie de Gabalyuyn, alias de Dartragy'" vulgariter nuncupate, 
Clochorensis dioc. , cuius fructus viginti marcharum sterlingorum communi 
extimatione, vacantis per obitum Caroli Macadami" extra curiam. Coll. 
eidem Genzani, Penestrinensis [recte Prenestinensis] dioc, v. Idus 
Septembris, anno undecimo. Item, promisit producere mandatum ratifi- 
cacionis infra decem menses. ( F. 185.) 

4. Die dicta (xxj. Oct., mccccxxvj., recte mcccoxxvij.), una bulla pro 
Matheo Maccathassaych,^^ alias Okinaha, super perpetua vicaria de Long- 
fort Mecmachuna, alias de Lochtagi^'^ vulgariter nuncupata, Clochorensis 
dioc, cuius fructus sex marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione 
fuit restituta sine obligacione. (F. 211.) 

5. Die dicta (xxx. Dec, *mccccxxvj.) [vide mcdxxvii., supra], una, 
bulla pro Johanne Olaigyn" super perpetua vicaria parroohialis ecclesie 
de Mucnam, Clochorensis dioc, cuius fructus quinque marcarum ster- 
lingorum communi extimacione, fuit restituta sine obligacione. {F. 222.) 

• Should be mccccxxvii. as the year begins a Nativaie Domini. But in that case the correct 

date is 1426. 

6. Die dicta (xxvij. Jan., mccccxxvii[j]),una bulla pro Patricio Odublityr^' 
super perpetua vicaria parrochiaHs ecclesie de Keallmor," Clochorensis 
dioc, cuius fructus quinque marcarum sterlingorum communi extim- 
atione, fuit restituta sine obligacione. ( F. 226.) 

7. Die dicta (xiv. Nov., mccccxxvii [j]), una bulla pro Bartholomeo 

8 OsCHiDi. — O'Sheehy. 13 Lonqfobt Meomachona {i.e. fort of 

9 Jacobi Maomahuna. — James Mao Mac Mahon, alias Loohtagi. This 
Mahon, wlio died, abbot , of Clogher, aUasisTaientionedinthe Annals of Ulster 
aged 90, in 1502. This accords with the at 1478, 1496-7, 1501-4. Literally, /o^A; 
statement of the Bull of Martin V. (vide of house ; I.e. bound to contribute to 
Apyendin, Rectory of Galloon), that he maintenanceof chief's household, thence, 
was in his 17th year when he got the by metonymy, denoting the territory 
rectory of Galloon, in comtnendarn. He occupied on this condition. Loughty in 
was accordingly beneficed for no less than Monaghan barony and county. 

74 years. 14 Olaiqyn. — O'Leyneu, — a family 

10 Daetkagy. — More correctly. Dart. powerful in Parney and Oriel in the 
raighi, in 1440, no. 2 ; Dartry of Coninis 12th century, but not known at present, 
(to distinguish it from Dartry of Mac 15 Odublityb. — Not known. 
Clancy, Eosclogher bar., co. Leitrim), 16 Keallmoe. — Becte Cell-mor, now 
Dartrey bar,, co. Monaghan, in which Kilmore, a parish, in the barony and 
Galloon parish was situated. county of Monaghan, 2J miles S. by W. 

11 Mac Adami. — Mac Adam. from Monaghan. In the Taxation it is 

12 Maccathassaych. — Mac Casey ; the called " Celmor with the chapel of Droy- 
alias O'Kinaha is most probably intended msneta [Drumsnat] " ; both are there 
for 0' Casey. Conor, of that name, was valued at 2 marks yearly. According to a 
herenagh of Muintir-Casey in Devenish Bull of Eugene IV. the parish church was 
(ob. 1411) ; and Nicholas, vicar of the dedicated to St. Iganus.— [i.e. Aedhan, 
church (ob. 1489). Nov. 2, Kelly, Cal. of Ir. SS., p. 30.] 



32 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

Oflannagan," super prioratu Beate Marie de Damynys, ordinis S. 
Augnstini, Olochorensis dioo , cuius fruotus quinque marcharum ster- 
lingorum communi extimatione, fuit restituta sine obligacione. {F. 274.) 

8. Die xij. dicti mensis (Jan.), una bulla abilitacionis pro Nicolao 
Offlannagan, quoad prioratum secularis et collegiate ecclesie Sancti 
Lassirani d,e Damynis, Olochorensis dioo., et rectoriam sive plebaniam, 
Comorbaniam nuncupatam, eiusdem secularis ecclesie, que eciam par- 
rochialis ecclesia existit, dicte dioc, quos insimul detinuit, fructus 
percipiens ex eisdem de facto, fuit restituta sine obligacione quoad 
annatam ; et pro fructibus male perceptis obligavit se coram Jo. de 
Gallesio ad solvendum quiuque fiorenos de Camera hie in curia Eomana. 
Ita est. Alfonsus. {F. 128.) 

9. Die dicta (xviij. Marcii), una bulla pro Mauritio Olergassa," 
[O'Larissy] , super perpetuo beneficio vicaria Castri,^" sive de Locbdayge 
nuncupate, Olochorensis dioc, cuius fructus sex marcharum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, fuit restituta sine obligacione. {F. 292.) 

10. Die dicta (xiv. Aprilis), una bulla pro Mauritio Olergassa super 
rectoria parroohialis ecclesie de Teachtalan,^" Olochorensis dioc, cuius 
fructus sex marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, fuit restituta 
sine obhgatione. Ita est. B. Eobrin. {F. 298.) 

MCOCOXXVIIII. 

1. Badem die (xsix. Aprilis), Thomas Ohanractaich, principalis, obhgavit 
se Camere super annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Melldotii 
de Mucnam^ [Muckno] , Olochorensis dioc, cuius fructus octo marcharum 
sterlingorum communi extimatione; vacantis per obitum Mathei 
Odaman^ extra curiam, et per devolutionem, cum de iure patronatus 
laicorum existat. OoU. eidem Eome, etc., xvij. Kalendas Aprilis, anno 
duodecimo. Gratis pro Deo, pro medietate. (1428-30, /. 49). 

2. Eadem die (xxv. Mali), Adam Micgilleargna,^ principalis, obligavit se 
Oamere super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Patritii 
de Tulachcarboid,' Olochorensis dioc, cuius fructus quinque marcharum 

17 Baetholomew Oflanagan. — Died, Orgiella and his festival is holden on the 
prior of Devenish, in 1462. See no. 5 27th of May." — Arohdall's MonasHcon, 
of 1409 and the first entry of 1462. p. 586. The Mart. Tal.Yrasbislwp CilUn 
For Nicholas, see first entry of this year. from Tech-Talain (Kelly : Cal. of Ir. SS., 

18 Olebgasba. — His Bull was dated p. xxv.),buttheacouracyof thetransenpt . 
Kal. Martii, an. xi°.— Eeg. Mart. V., from the (lost) MS. (part of the Ifari. Tai. 
an. xi, lib. 1,/. in Book of Leinster) eamxothegnaiantesi. 

19 ViCABiA-LooHDAYGE. — This per- 1429 

petual benefice had care of souls, and i S. Meldotiide Mucnam.— St. Mael- 

was vacant by the death of Maunoe Mac- ^oid, the patron of ilukno, was of the 

achassayd (Mao Casey) . ^ sjujig gtook as the O'Hanrattys. His 

20 Teaciitalan.— (Religious) house of fgast day was the 13th of May, according 

Cellm (c assimilated to the initial t) : ^ the Tallaght (Hieronyman) Martyr- 

now Tehallan, a parish partly m the bar- giogy jn the Book of Leinster (p. 360). 
ony of Cremorne, but chiefly m that of 2 Odaman.— Not known. 

Monaghan, county of ilonaghau. It is 2a 3 Miogilleabgna.— So7i of the devotee 

miles B.N.E^ from Monaghan. Tliech- of Ergna or Argna (a saint not know; 

talbi, m the Clones deanery, is valued at perhaps Erne, Aug. 6). Mao Gillerney, 

20s. in the Taxation. " St. Killian was Mao Alerney 
bishop of Tegtalain or Teachtally in 4 Tulaohcaeboid.— I.e. thehill of the 



DIOCESIS CLOCORENSIS. 33 

sterlingorum communi extimatione ; vaoantis per non promotionem sui 
ipsius. Coll. eidem Eome, etc., Idibus Martii, anno duodecimo. Item 
pro fructibus male perceptis per annum et aliquamdiu ultra. {F. 59). 

3. Eadem die (vj. Junii), Gilbertus Obanan,i principalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata parrocbialis ecclesie Sancti Eonani^ de Aechad- 
lurchare' Cloohorensis dioc, cuius fructus duodeoim marcharum ster- 
lingorum communi extimatione; vacantis per devolutionem etc. de iure 
patronatus, per obitum Odonis Mageadmanic (?) in curia. Coll. eidem 
Eome, apud Sanctos Apostolos, vij . Idus Mali, anno duodecimo. Gratis 
pro Deo. {F. 64.) 

4. Dicta die (xxiij. Dec), Matheus Machassaydh, alias Okinatha, 
principalis, obligavit se Camere super annata monasterii Sanctorum 
Petrii et Pauli de Cloeaineoys* [Clones] , ordinis Sancti Augustini, 
Clocliorensis dioc, cuius fructus etc. xxiiij. marcharum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, vacantis per obitum cuiusdam Nicolai in curia. 
Coll. eidem Eome, etc., iiij. Idus Octobris, anno xij. {F. 102.) 

5. Die dicta (xxvij. Aprilis, mccccxxviij.), una bulla pro Bartholomeo, 
Priore monasterii Beate Marie de Damynys [Devenish] ordinis S. 
Augustini Clochorensis dioc, super commenda rectorie parrocbialis 
ecclesie Sancti Nynyd de Ynys Maygysanih' Clochorensis dioc, cuius 
fructus quatuor marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, fuit 
restituta sine obligacione. Ita est. B. Eoberti. {F. 174.) 

6. Die dicta (xxvj. Junii, mccccxxviij.), una bulla pro Nicolao" Oflan- 
nagan super sacristia Coledeorum ecclesie secularis et collegiate Sancti 
Lasratin vel Lasrutin [recte Laseriain] de Damynys [Devenish] , Clocho- 

ohariot. Now TuUyoorbet, a parish partly aticm. The patron was Peidlimidh 

mthebaronyofCremorne, but chiefly in (Felim), whose feast was Deo. 23. 

that of Monaghan, county of Monaghan. (Kelly: CaZ. o/7r. SS., p. xxix.) With- 

The Mart. Tal. has, at Jan. 26 ; Bishop in two miles of Lisnaskea are the ruins 

Galb of [Ut. from] Tulach-carpait in of the old church of Aghalurcher, said to 

Menna-tiri, in Hi-Meith (B. L., 356d). have been built towards the close of the 

The omission of the name from the Tax- ninth century. — Lewis' Top. Diet, 
ation was owing to- the church being 4 Moir. SB. Petei et Pauli de Cloe- 

included in the Plehs of Oichmitgdornrd. aineots. — Recte Cluain-eois, now Clones. 

1 Obanan. — O'Banan, Banan. Gelasius An abbey was founded here. Ware says, 
(Gilla-na-naem) was bishop of Ologher by St. Tigernach early in the sixth cen- 
(ob. 1319) ; Maelpatraic, bishop of Down tury ; being made bishop of Ologher he 
and Connor (ob. 1174) ; Matthew, parson removed that see to Clones, where he 
and herenagh of DerryvuUen (ob. 1420) ; died in the year 549. The abbey of the 
Nicholas, vicar and herenagh of third blessedapostlesPeterandPaulofCloonoys 
of DerryvuUen (ob. 1500). (in same deanery) is valued at 2 marks in 

2 EoNANi.— Probably Eonan, son of the Taxation. Lewis (Topog. Diet.) says 
Fergus, whose feast is April 8. (Mart. that the abbot of Clones was Primus 
Tal., B. L., 358d.) Abbas of Ireland. At the Dissolution, 

3 Aeghadlueohabe.— Called Aohadh- this house with all its property passed 
lurohaire and Achadh-urchaire in the into lay hands. In the Cal. of State 
Annals of Ulster, which have twelve Papers, Ireland, 1606-1608, under the 
references to it of the fifteenth and six- heading, Crown Lands, etc., now in 
teenth centuries. Now Aghalurcher, a lease from the King in Ireland, is the 
pariah partly in the barony of Clogher, following : Co. Monaghan. Sir Francis 
county of Tyrone, but chiefly in that of Eushe, the abbey of Clonies, in the Dar- 
Magherastephana, county of Fermanagh. trye, in M'Mahowne's country. 
Achadlurch, in the deanery of Lough 5 Ynys Mayqysanih. — i?ecte Irns- 
Erne is valued at 2 marks in the Tax- maighe samh, i.e. the island of the sorrel 



34 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

rensis dioc, cuius fruotus trium marcharum sterlingorum communi 
extimatione, fuit restituta sine obligacione. Ita est. N. de Valle. {F. 
187.) 

7. Dicta die (xiv. Oct., mccccxxviij.), una bulla pro Thoma Okareyll' 
super perpetua vicaria parochialis ecclesie de Cellmor [Killmore] Clocho- 
rensis dioc, cuius fructus quatuor marcharum sterlingorum communi 
extimatione, fuit restituta sine obligacione. (/"'. 203.) 

8. Die xxvij. dicti mensis (Nov., mccccxxviij.), una bulla pro Gelacio 
Oronochan^ super perpetua vicaria plebis sive ecclesie de Crydmurna 
[Cremorne] Clochorensis dioc, cuius fructus sex marcharum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, fuit restituta sine obligacione. Ita est P. de C. 
(E. 209.) 

9. Die xiiij. dicti mensis Decembris (mccccxxviij.), due bulls, videlicet, 
abilitacionis et provisionis pro Gilliberto Osichigi super perpetua vicaria 
parrochialis ecclesie de Eos [Magheross] Clochorensis dioc, cuius fructus 
sex marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, fuerunt restitute sine 
obligacione quoad annatam, et quoad fructus male perceptos, iuxta 
declarationem dominorum de Camera. (P. 213). 

1. Die xiiij. dicti mensis Januarii (mccccxxix.),^ una bulla pro Matheo 
Maccleridh''' super perpetua vicaria parrochialis ecclesie de Cluayntibeat° 
alias plebis de TeaUachgelagayn* Clochorensis dioc, cuius fructus quinque 
marcharum sterhngorum communi extimatione, fuit restituta sine obli- 
gacione. (F. 218.) 

2. Die dicta (xviij. Martii, mceccxxix)., una bulla pro Eugenio Ocanna- 

plain ; now Inisiunaosaint, a parish in revisor of the foot-notes was led into a 

O'lPlanagan's country of Toorah, in the misconception regarding the length of 

north-west of the county of Fermanagh, what he called the curial year 1429. 

and partly in Tirlough bar., CO. Donegal, The removal of the wrong date has 

but chiefly in Magheraboy bar., CO. Per- placed the duration of the year 1429 

managh. Veismysinagusam (sic), in the in its proper light, and thus has put it 

deanery of Lough Erne, is valued at 1 above criticism, 

mark in the Taxation. The island which ^ Macolebidh.— Mac Clery. 
gives its name to the parish is m Lough 

Erne. St. Nannid, of kingly race, who 3 Cluayntibeat.— Written by the an- 

was educated under St. Place, at Sletty, nalists Cluaintibrat, i.e. the meadow of 

and afterwards at Olonard, in Irish Cluain t^e spring. Now Clontibret, a parish m 

Eraird, i.e. Erard's meadow, under St. thebarony of Cremorne, co. of Monaghan. 

Finnian, founded a famous abbey here, Collenayth, in Donaghmoyne deanery, is 

and died in 523 or 530. His feast-day is valued at 10s. in the Taxation. Two 

the 18th of January: xv. Kal. Feb. saints of the place are given in the JtfoH. 

Nannid Inissam for ioc^i-erni— Nannid Tal. :— Mocumae, priest, at June 13 

of Inis-sam on Lough Erne. (Mart.Tal., (Kelly: Cal. of Ir. SS., p. xxvii), and 

Bk. L., 356, col. 3.) Cellachan, at Sept. 24. {B. L., B63a.) 

6 NiooLAO.— O'Planagan. See nos. 1, 4TEALLEACHGELACcyN.— i?(;c<6Tellaoh- . 
and 8 of 1428. Gellugain. The name occurs in an entry 

r? /^„,„„„,, n.n „„ 11 inthe Annalsof Ulster, A.T>.li91. "Pelim 

7 Okabetld.-O Carroll. q,^^.^^ ^^^ ^^(.^ ^^ j^^.^^ jj^^ ^^^^^^^ 

8 GbI/AOIO Oeonochan. — Gilla-na- after the feast of St. Brendan (May 16). 
mael O'Eonaghan. In revenge, Eelim's brother, Art, made 

a raid in TuUachgeluocain the same night, 
1429. and people were burned and slain." 

1 Owing to the mistake of placing a Tullygillen in Kilmore parish, Monaghan . 
wrong date, namely, MCCCGXXX., over barony, 
the annat entry No. 1, page 34, the 



DIOCESIS CLOCORENSIS. 35 

layd^ (vel Oocamraylayd ?) super reotoria parroohialis ecclesie de 
Teachdamnada [Tedavnet] ; Clochorensis dioc, cuius fruotus sex mar- 
charum sterlingorum communi extimatione, fuit restituta sine obli- 
gaoione. Ita est. Ludo. (P. 229). 

3. Die dicta (vj. Aprilis, mccccxxix.), una bulla pro Eugenio Ocomralayd 
super perpetua vicaria parroohialis ecclesie de Drummaelchi [Drummully] 
Clochorensis dioc, cuius fructus sex marcharum sterlingorum communi 
extimatione, fuit restituta sine obligacione. Ita est. Alfonsus. (P. 231.) 

MCCCCXXX. 

4. Dicta die (xxix. Julii) , Bugenius Ocondualaychd, principalis, obligavit 
se Camere super annata monasterii sanctorum Apostolorum Petri et 
Pauli de Cluaneoys [Clones] , ordinis S. Augustini, Clochorensis dioc, 
cuius fructus etc. vigintiquatuor marcharum sterlingorum communi 
extimatione, vacantis per obitum Nicolai Oluban,* in curia deffuncti. 
GoUati eidem Eome, etc, vj. Idus Junii, anno terciodecimo. (1430-1, 
/. 16.) 

Diversorum Eugenii TV. 
MCCCCXXXII. 
Dicta die (xxx. Mali), Magonius Oleargassa, principalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata perpetua vicarie parroohialis ecclesie Sancti 
Tygernacii de Cluayneis, Clochorensis dioc, cuius fructus etc sex mar- 
charum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantis per obitum Johannis 
Macmolead' in loco Castri Cannarum [Eocca Cannuccia] Penestrin. dioc, 
defimcti. Coll. eidem Eome, etc, anno Incarnacionis Dominice 
mccccxxxij", viiij. Kalendas Aprilis, anno secundo. {Lib. Annatar. Eug. 
IV., 1431-3, /. 131.) 

MCCCCXXXIII. 

1. Dicta die (xviij. Martii), Malachias Ogoband, principalis obligavit se 
Camere super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie Sancti 
Comani^ de Drumulchy [Drummully] Clochorensis dioc, cuius fructus, 
etc. septem marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacature 
per privationem fiendam. Coll. eidem Eome, etc, anno Incarnacionis 
Dominice mecccxxxij., x° Kalendas Novembris, anno secundo. (P. 
205.) 

2. Die vi° eiusdem (Julii mccccxxx.,recfemccccxxxii.),unabullaPenmie 
valere pro Nemea Ohenrattaich super rectoria parrochialis ecclesie Sancti 
Tygernacii [Clones] , Clocorensis dioc, cuius fructus etc xxx. marcharum 
sterlingorum communi extimatione, restituta fuit sine obligacione, quia 
non providetur sibi de novo. Ita est. Guill. de Prato. (P. 278.) 

MCCCCXXXVIII. 
1. Dicta die (xviij. Julii), Tyrencius Magmachuna, principalis, obligavit 

5 OcANNALAYD. — O'ConnoUy. The 1432. 

forms in the next two entries are variants 1 Macmolead.— See entry of U26. 

in the same name. „ ^ _, •'■^^■^' , , .,,„„ 

6 Oluban.— See second entry of 1422. 2 Comani.— See second entry of 1428. 



36 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

se Camere super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie Sancti 
Comgalli de Gabaluyn [Galloon] , alias de Dartragy [Dartry] , nuncupate, 
Clochorensis dioc, cuius fructus etc. duodecim marcharum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, vacantia per obitum quondam Ade, extra curiam 
deffuncti. Coll. eidem Ferraris, anno ut supra (mccccxxxviij.), quinto 
Idus Junii, anno octavo. (1436-8, /. 213.) 

2. Die x" eiusdem (Sept. mccccxxxviij.), una bulla pro Patricio Oduhb- 
thayd^ super perpetua vicaria parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Dacbalmog'' de 
Gluayntibrut [Olontibret] , Clochorensis dioc, cuius fructus etc. quinque 
marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, restituta [fuit] sine obli- 
gacione, quia infra taxam. (1438-42, f. 320.) 

MCCCCXL. 

1. Dicta die (ij. Mail), Malachia Machmacuna, principalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie de Theach- 
Dampnada [Tedavnet] , Clochorensis dice, cuius fructus etc. octo mar- 
charum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacaturs per privacionem 
Bartholomei Oluban fiendam. Coll. eidem Florencie, anno etc. mcccexl., 
xij. Kalendas Mali, anno decimo. (1438-42, /. 148.) 

2. Die XX. predicta (mensis Julii), Johannes Ohanrachdaigh, clericus 
Clochorensis dioc, ut principalis et privata persona, obligavit se Camere, 
nomine Johannis Osithigi, super annata parrochialis scclesis Sancti 
Comgali de Gabalyuni [Galloon] , alias rectorie plebis de Dartraighi 
[Dartrey] , dicte dice, cuius fructus etc. viginti marcharum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, vacantia per modum nove provisionis. Coll. 
eidem Florencie, anno etc. mcccexl. , xvij. Kalendas Julii, anno decimo. 
(F. 168.) 

3. Dicta die (ut supra), Tigsrnacus Maccan [a] eghsanaid,* principalis 
obligavit se Camere super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie 
S. Tigernaci de Cluaneoys [Clones] , Clochorensis dioc, cuius fructus 
etc. sex marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacaturs per 
privacionem Magonii Olergassa fiendam. Coll. eidem Florencie, anno 
etc, ut supra (mcccexl.), vij° Kalendas Julii, anno decimo. (F. 168.) 

MCCCCXLI. 
4. Dicta die (xxxj. Julii), Magonius Olergassa, canonicus ecclesie Clocho- 
rensis, ut principalis et privata persona, obligavit se Camere, nomine 
Eogerii Maguyr, principalis, super annata parrochialis ecclesie de 
Achadlurcayr [Aghalurcher] , dicte dioc, cuius fructus etc. duodecim 
marcharum sterlingorum, secundum communem extimationem, vacan- 
ture per privacionem Guilberti Obanan fiendam. Coll. eidem Florencie, 
anno quo supra (mccccxli.), tercio nonas Julii, anno undecimo. (F. 258.) 

1438. Martyrology (ih. p. 303 h). 

1 Odubhthayd. — O'Duffy. 

2 Dachalmoy. — Thy dear (lit. young 1440. 

Colwm). Of the 19 of the name in the iJbm- 1 Macoanegheanaid. — Mac-in-fldan- 

onymous List (Bk. Leinster, p. 366 /j, aidh (son of the soldier): Mao Aneny, 

he is, most likely, the Colum who is Mo Neny; or, perhaps more probably, 

given at Oct. 14 as a priest of Inisbkeen Mac-in-decanaig {son of the dean] : Mac ' 

(Donaghmoyne deanery);in the Tallaght Digany, Deane. 



DIOCESIS CLOCORENSIS. 37 

MCCCCXLI. 

Die xxij. eiusdem (Sept.), Magonius Oconnalaid, principalis, obligavit 
se Camere super annata parroohialis ecolesie Sci Comgalli de Gabaluyn 
[Galloon] , Clochorensis dioc, cuius fructus etc. viginti marcharum 
steriingorum communi extimatione, vaoature per privacionem Johannis^ 
fiendam. Coll. eidem Florencie, anno ut supra (mccccxli.) v. Idus Sep- 
tembris, anno undecimo. (P. 271.) 

MCCCCXLIII. 

1. Dicta die (iiij. Sept.), Cornelius Osighygi, procurator, et nomine pro- 
curatorio etc., obligavit se Camere, nomine Mauricii Olergussa, super 
annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie de Dompnatmiagen (?) 
[recte Domhnacb-Maigbin, hodie Donaghmoyne] , Clocborensis dioc, 
cuius fructus etc. octo marcharum steriingorum communi extimatione, 
vac. per privacionem Mauricii Olergussen. Coll. eidem Senis, x. Kalendas 
Septembris, anno xiij. (1442-4,/. 132.) 

2. Die V. eiusdem (Sept.), una bulla pro Cornelio Osighigi super perpetua 
vicaria parrochialis ecclesi Sancti Mulua de Cluayn,^ Clochorensis dioc, 
cuius fructus etc. quinque marcharum steriingorum, restituta [fuit sine 
obUgacione] , quia infra taxam. (F. 246.) 

MCCCCXLIIII. 
Die xvij. eiusdem (Feb.), una bulla pro Patricio Odangussa super mon- 
asterio Beats Marie Clochorenis,^ ordinis S. Augustini, cuius fructus etc. 
sex marcharum steriingorum communi extimatione, restituta [fuit sine 
obligacione] , quia infra taxam. (F. 252.) 

Diversorum Pii II. 
MCCCCLXIII.^ 
1. Dicta die (xxvi. Martii), Laurencius Oflflamagan^fstcj, principalis, obli- 
gavit se Camere super annata prioratus monasterii per priorem soliti guber- 
nari beate Marie de Damynys [Devenish] , or. S. Augustini, Clochorensis 
dioc, cuius fructus etc duodecim marcharum sterUngorum, vacaturo (sic) 
per resignacionem Bartholomei Offlamagan [recte Oflanagan] fiendam, 
et conferend. eidem, Senis, Kal. ApriHs, anno secundo. (1462-4,/. 72). 

1441. "And Patrick afterwards left bishop 

1 JOHAiTNis. — The John O'Sheehy [Aid] Mac Cairthinn [i.e. son of Gair- 

[Osithigi] mentioned in the second entry thenn] in Clogher." {Tripartite Life, 

of 1440. part III.) In the Taxation, the abbey of 

1443. t?ie House of St. Mary of Clogher is valued 
1 Sancti Molua de Cluayn. — Now at 6 marks. During the episcopate of 

Magheracloone, a parish in the barony George Montgomery, King James I. an- 

of Parney, county of Monaghan. The nexed this abbey and its revenues to the 

Church of Cluayn is valued in the Tax- Protestant see of Clogher. 

ation at 10s. Of the 37 Moluas in the 1463. 

Homonymous List in the Book of Leinster ^ p^pg p^^g n .„a,g residing in Sienna 

(p. 367-8) we have no means of identifying (Senis) during the greater part of the 

the patron of CZMffim. second year of his pontificate. He arrived 

1444. there on his return from Constance, in 
1 MoN. B. Mabie Clochoeensis.— January, and remained till the 10th Sep- 

" Here we find an abbey of Begular Canons tember, when he left for Rome, where he 

under the invocation of the Virgin Mary. ' ' arrived on the 6th October next following. 

{kvchA-aiVsMmmsticcm) . St. Aid, usually (See Ciacconius Vita Pontificum) . 

called St. Maccarthen, by permission of 2 Oelanagan.— Laurence, son of his 

St. Patrick, erected this monastery. predecessor, Bartholomew ; he died, prior 



38 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

MCCCCLXIII. 
Die xiij. eiusdem (Mail), Donaldus Macaneanyd,^ principalis, obligavit 
se Camere super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecoleaie de Cluanes 
[Clones] , Clochorensis dioc, cuius fructus etc. decern marcharum ster- 
lingorum, vacature per privaeionem Philippi Macmahuna in forma iuris 
fiendam, et conferende eidem, Eome, xv. Kalendas Marcii, anno quinto. 
(F. 102.) 

MCCCCLXIIII. 
Dicta die (xx. Aprilis), Malachias Macmachuna, clericus Clocorensis 
dioc, ut principalis etc. obligavit se Camere, nomine Nellani Macmathuna, 
alias Maguyr,^ super annata parrochalis ecclesie Sei. Eergassii^ de Iniscayn 
Lathahrn," Clochorensis dioc, cuius fructus etc. sexdecim marcharum 
argenti, vaeantis alias certo modo; et collate eidem Piencie, xvj. Kalendas 
Marcii, anno sexto. (1464, /. 30.) 

Ohligat. Annator. Pauli II. 
MCCCCLXX. 
Dicta die (v. Aprilis), E^"^ pater dominus Thomas,^ Abbas monasterii 
Sanctorum Apostolorum Petri et Pauli Armachan., ordinis S. Augustini, 
principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata prioratus Purga- 
torii Sancti Patricii,^ dicti ordinis, Clochorensis dioc, cuius fructus 
duodecim marcharum sterhngorum communi extimatione; vaeantis certo 
modo. Et mandatur commendari dictus prioratus dicto d. Thome, Abbati, 
sub dat. Eome, Idibus Decembris, anno quinto. Et promisit solvere 
annatam dicti prioratus eidem Camere infra sex menses immediate a die 
habits po&sessionis computandos, sub penis, etc., etc. Eestituta de man- 
date domini Mensarii, quia pro Hibernico, etc. (1469-70, /. 92.) 

of Devenish, in 1505. Bartholomew, the Erne. "In the Taxation of Boniface 

father, who was to resign, died the pre- VIII. (Calenda/r of Documents relating to 

yious year. Cf. 1428, no. 7 ; 1429, no. 5. Ireland, 7302-6, p. 212), the deanery of 

Loughermy [sic] consists of twelve par- 

1463. ishes, — the Donegal and Fermanagh por- 

1 Macanbanyd.— Mac Aneny. tions of Clogher diocese. Owing perhaps 

2 Mac Mahuna. -Philip, canon choral *° l^^i^^g /^ t^e parish of Cleenish {Che. 
ofGlogher.ooarbofTigernachinClonet, f^«^« "^ ^^^ Cal, recte Oloenyms), 
parson^fbartree,fa^erofP^^^^^ "^'^^l^'^^^^Tl^^'^^^Z 
'^^:it^Ti:f^l^^m'^^^n iI>eynisae,aonfcalr,recteCe^^^^^^^^^ 
?486. Threatened henefic|yereof^^^ ^^^S' ^^ de n ^'' ^i 
held long, and M^/ M^h°n s was no Conaghmoyne (i)om»ac;^j«^.» in the 
exception. See 1471, no. 2, 1477, CaZ., p. x., r^c^i Domnachkoyaghen) of 
mjra. j-j^^ same diocese." (Annals of Ulster, 



IV., p. viii.' 

1470. 



1464. 

1 Mac Matfuna alias Maguyb. — Niall 
[son of Mao Graith] son of Makon 
Maguire, Ofacial [of Lough Erne dean- 1 Thomas.— This is manifestly the 
eryl 1458; parson of Inishkeen, died, ounal alias oi Tordehacus. "Thomas" 
14g7. was Torlogh, who died piior of Lough 

2 Pekgasii.— The Tallaght Martyr- ^'^^'9, canon choral of Glogher and parson 
ology has the feast of saint Fergus on of DerryvuUen, in 1604. 

March 30 (Bk. Leinster, p. 358a.) 2 Peiobatus Puegatoeii S. Pateich. 

3 Iniscayn Lathahbn — Recte Ims-caim ~^" Lough Derg there are several islands, 
Locha-hEme i.e. Inishkeen of Lough ^'^^ largest of which has its name from 



DIOCESIS CLOCORENSIS 39 

Diversorum Sixti IV. 
MCCCCLXXI. 

1. Die iiij. mensis Decembris, Niallanus Machurta, presbyter, rector 
parrochialis ecclesie de Kebhad [Cappagh] , Derensis dioc, ut princi- 
palis et privata persona, obligavit se Camere Apostolice, nomine Philippi 
Magmathu [n] a,^ clerici Cloohorensis dioc, pro annata canonicatus et 
prebende ecclesie Cloohorensis noviter in eadem ecclesia erectorum, 
quorum fructus viginti marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, 
vacantium alias certis modis ; et quos canonicatum et prebendum dictus 
Philippus alias de facto assecutus fuit, illosque ex tunc per septem et 
ultra, ac perpetuam vicariam parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Tigri [recte, 
Tighemaci] de Clunos [Clones] , dicte dioc, per duodecim annos et 
ultra detinuit, prout detinet de present!, fructus percipiens ex eisdem. 
Et mandatur provideri dicto Phihppo de dietis canonicatu et prebenda, 
cum absolutione et rehabihtatione, sub dat. Eome, septimo Idus Octobris, 
anno primo. Et promisit solvere annatam dictorum canonicatus et pre- 
bende, et etiam omnes fructus male perceptos Camere Apostolice eidem 
Camere infra sex menses a die habite possessionis, vigore dicte buUe, 
computandos, sub penis, etc., etc Eestituta [fuit bulla] de mandate D. 
Mensarii, et de con ensu D. Datarii etc., quia pro Hibernico. (1471-2, 
/. 55.) 

2. Die xvj. eiusdem mensis (Dec), una bulla pro Malachia Maomauna, 
elerico Clocorensis dioc, super provisione perpetue vicarie parrochialis 
ecclesie de Cluenoys, alias plebis Olouinchellayth^ Micmalrhunaich, dicte 
Clocorensis dioc, cuius fructus etc octo marcharum sterlingorum com- 
muni extimatione, vacantis certo mode. Et mandatur sibi provideri sub 
dat. Eome, octavo Kalendis Novembris, anno primo. Eestituta [fuit 
bulla sine obligacione] de mandate, quia dicte octo marche non ascendunt 
summam etc. (F. 174.) 

St. Dabheog, or as lie is also called in the same Annals at 1516. Later, in 

Mobheog. He was a son of Brachan, the same century, it shared the fate 

king of Britain, and flourished at the reserved by English laws to such like 

close of the 6th century. In this island institutions. In the Catholic Directory 

there was a priory of Regular Canons (1901) it is stated that the ' ' Station for 

following the rule of St. Austin. Some Pilgrims opens on the 1st June, and closes 

say that it was founded by St. Patrick, on the 15th Aug., and that for the Pil- 

but others give St. Dabheog as its founder. grims a large Hospice is provided." 

A famous place of pilgrimage called St. 

Patrick's Purgatory was attached to this 1471. 

house. According to the Ammls of Mun- ^ Macmahuha.- See 1463, no. 2, Infra. 

stent owed its origin to Patrick who was „. „„ t„ m 

abbot here about the year 850. It con- „ 2 CLOUiNCHELDAyTH, etc. , ,eote. Clann 

tinned, says kx<,)xA?>.\\ (Momcsticon), in Coallaig-mio-Maolruanaidh.O Donovan 

high repute for a long time both at home r^'^'' T^^B- .-Pf^™^- «■ ^f °lf ^'^ -T" 

and abroad. According to the Annals " Clann Ceallaigh, i.e. race of Oeallaoh 

of Ulster the Cave wis destroyed by now Clankelly, a barony in_ the east o^ 

papal authorisation in 1497, (For the ^^^thT Turname^f' uf Maelru^nS 

circumstances thereof and references to ^^V^^„^^, ^„^ i, ^ be distinguished 

he sources of the history of the Purga- ^„^'^i™S[i^ti,.Maelruanaigh, or Mac 

tory, see Bolls' Edition, vol. III. of these, " „ +f Tii„, i.,,. n'Mnlvnnvs see Tn 

Annuals P41G-17.) That the demolition ^^^^^'l,^ "^^ ^i^^^'rV^U^l- 

was not known abroad is shown by the <iex oi _a>«i«.»o ^j ^ , 

pilgrimage of the French knight detailed ruanaign. 



40 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

1477. 
Die XXX. dicti mensis (August!), venerabilis vir, d. Edmundus Ohan- 
raccayd (sic), clericus Clochorensis dioc, procurator legittime constitutus 
a dno. Philippo Magmachuna,' canonico Clochorensi, ut constat publico 
instrumento, acto in civitate Clochorensi, die prima mensis Aprilis 1477 
proxime preteriti, et subscripfco per dominum Thomam Varing, clericum 
Clochorensis dioc, imperiali auctoritate publicum notarium, vigore 
dicti procurationis instrumenti, in Camera dimissi, obligavit dictum 
Philippum constituentem et omnia eorum bona etc. et fruetus benefioi- 
orum suorum Gamere Apostolice pro annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie 
de Clocnayneas [Clones] , Clochorensis dioc, cuius fruetus triginta mar- 
charum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantis per devolutionem 
ad curiam, uniende canonicatui et prebende dicte ecclesie ad vitam 
dicti Philippi, quos dictus Philippus in eadem ecclesia obtinet. Et pro- 
misit dicto procuratorio nomine solvere annatam dicte rectorie Camera 
Apostolice hie in curia, infra sex menses a die qua dicta unio sortietur 
effectum computandos, sub penis Camere, etc, etc Eestituta [fuit bulk] 
de mandato quia unio Ibernicalis. (1477-8, /. 55.) 

1479. 
Dicta die (ij. Oct.), D. Thomas^ Magwgyr [e] , prior secularis et collegiate 
ecclesie Sancti Lasriani de Damynys, Clochorensis dioc, principalis, 
obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata canonicatus et sacerdotalis 
prebende de Damynys, Clochorensis, ac prioratus secularis et collegiate 
Sancti Lasriani de Damynys, Clochorensis dioc ecclesiarum, quorum 
omnium fruetus quatuordecim marcharum sterlingorum communi exti- 
matione, vacantium per obitum quondam Ochathasay,^ dictarum eccles- 
iarum canonici, apud sedem Apostolicam defunoti. Et providetur dicto 
Thome de dictis beneficiis sub dat. Eome, tertio Nonas Septembris, anno 
nono. Et promisit solvere annatam dictorum beneficiorum Camere 
Apostolice hie in curia, aut collectori in partibus [Hibernie] infra sex 
menses immediate a die habite possessionis computandos, sub penis 
Camere etc Juravit etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla] de mandato domini 
Mensarii, quia pro Hibernico, etc. (1479-80, /. 91.) 

1483. 
Die predicta (xxx. Aug.), domini Laurentius' Offlanegan, rector par- 
rochialis ecclesie de Culmena^ Clocarensis dioc, et Wilhelmus de Dach- 
tallan [recte Teachtallan, Iiodie Tehallan] , perpetuus vicarius parrochialis 
ecclesie etiam de Dachtallan [Tehallan] , dicte Clocorensis dioc, ut 
principales et private persone obligarunt se Camere Apostolice nomine d. 
Donaldi' Magoyr, canonici monasterii Apostolorum Petri et Pauli de 

1477. 1483. 

1 Magmachuna.— See 1471, no. 1. J Laurentius.— See first entry of 1463. 

2 CuLMENA.— This, I believe, to be 

identical with Magheraoulmoney, i.e. 

-'•*'''• the plain of the peaty angle. A parish 

1 Thomas. — See 1468, note. in the barony of Lurg, oo. Fermanagh. 

2 OcAiHASAN. — Another O'Casey, Nic- 3 Donaldi. — Domnall Maguire, who 
holas, died, vioar of Devenish, in 1489. died, abbot of Clones, in 1497. 



DIOCESIS CLOCORENSIS. 4I 

Olunes, or. S. Augustini, Olochorensis dioc, pro annata dicti monasterii 
Apostolorum Petri et Pauli de Olunes, ordinis el dioc, predictorum, cuius 
fructusetc. vigintiquatuor marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione. 
Et [mandatur] sibi provider! de dicto monasterio quod per plures annos 
[de] facto tenuit, et fructus ab eodem recepit de facto ; patet per bullam 
sub dat. Eome, Idibus Augusti, anno duodecimo [a.d. 1483] . Et pro- 
miserunt solvere annatam dicti monasterii, et dictos fructus male perceptos 
eidem Camere aut CoUectori in partibus infra sex menses proxime 
sequentes, sub penis Camere etc. etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla] de mandate 
dni. Mensarii, quia pro Hibernico. (1483, /. 128.) 

1483. 
Die xxviiij. dicti mensis Novembris, dns. Donatus Omolohruell, pres- 
byter Clocorensis dioc, principalis obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro 
annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie Sanoti Gongalli de Gobluyn, 
sive plebis Dartera [Dartry] , Olochorensis dioc, cuius fructus duodecim 
librarum sterlingorum communi extimacione, vacantis per non promo- 
tionem Eneci' (?) [vel Enei] Okaribrey, tunc rectoris, non factam [ad 
sacerdotium] infra annum ; et post dictum annum per nonnuUos annos 
possedit, prout possidet. Et mandatur provideri dicto Donato de dicta 
perpetua vicaria, sub dat. Eome, Idibus Octobris, anno terciodecimo. 
Et promisit solvere annatam dicte parrochialis ecclesie eidem Camere 
hie in curia, aut CoUectori in partibus, infra sex menses immediate a die 
babite possessionis computandos, sub penis Camere. Juravit etc. 
Eestituta [fuit bulla] de mandato, quia pro Hibernico, et habet intrusum. 
Pro Deo gratis. (F. 177.) 

Diversorum Innocentii VIII. 
1485. 
Dicta die (xvij. Junii), d. Laurentius' Mechgugyr, canonicus monasterii 
Apostolorum Petri et Pauli, nee non Beate Marie de Lysgabayl,^ ordinis 
Sancti Augustini, Olochorensis dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere 
Apostolice pro annata prefati monasterii, cuius fructus etc duodecim 
marcharum sterlingorum, secundum communem extimationem, valorem 
annuum non excedunt ; vacantis per obitum quondam Willielmi, euisdem 
monasterii dum viveret abbatis, extra Eomanam curiam defuncti. Et 
mandatiir provideri eidem dno. Laurentio de prefato monasterio sub dat. 
Eome, quartodecimo Kalendas Mali, anno primo. Et promisit solvere 
annatam predictam infra unum annum proxime sequentem, infra quern 
si non habuerit possessionem, promisit certificare Collectorem in Hibernia 
a camera prefata deputatum, et solvere annatam eiusdem infra unum 
mensem post dictum annum immediate sequentem, sub penis Camere, 
etc. Juravit etc. Data [fuit bulla] quia pro Ibernico. (1484-5,/. 169.) 

1483. guire died, abbot of Lisgool, in 1527 — 

, „ ... i . ,. ™ an inoumbenoy of 44 years ! 

1 Enbci.— Alias of Aenghus, a name •' •' 

in the O'Carbry family. 2 Mon. B. Maeib db Lysgabayl.— 

1485. Recte Liosgabail, i.e. fort of the fork, now 

1 Laubbntics. — Thia Laurence Jla- Liagoole. See Appendix. 



42 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

1492. 
1. Die xviij. dicti mensis (Jan.), Donatus Omulchorull,^ presbyter Clocho- 
rensis dioe., principalis, obligavit se Oamere pro annata perpetue vicarie 
parrochialis eoolesie S. Conghalli de Gaballuyn, diote dioc, vacantis per 
devolutionem ad sedem Apostolicam ; cuius fructus etc. duodeoim mar- 
charum sterlingorum valorem annuum, secundum communem extim- 
ationem, non excedunt. Bt de qua provideri mandatur dicto Donate 
sub dat. X. Kalendas Januarii, anno viij. Bt promisit solvere dictam 
annatam infra quatuor menses postquam fuerit assecutus dictum vicariam, 
sub penis Camere. Juravit. (1491-2, /. 76.) 

2. Dicta die (ix. Feb.), Thomas Magmathuna, canomcus Clocorensis, 
principalis, obligavit se Camere pro annata parrochialis ecclesie S. Com- 
galU de Gabluin, Clochorensis dice, vacantis per devolutionem ad sedem 
Apostolicam, cuius fructus etc. viginti marcharum sterlingorum non 
excedunt, et de qua provideri mandatur dicto Thome sub dat. quarto 
Nonas Januarii, anno viij. Et promisit solvere dictam annatam, infra 
tres menses post dicte ecclesie assecutionem, CoUeetori in partibus, sub 
penis Camere. Juravit. (E. 93.) 

3. Dicta die (xv. Martii), Jacobus Magmathuna,'' canonicus Clocorensis, 
principalis, obligavit se Camere pro annata benefieii ecclesiastici, ple- 
banie nuncupati, in parrochiali ecclesia Sancti Tigernacii [Clones] , dicte 
dioc., vacantis certo modo, et cuius fructus etc., triginta marcharum 
sterlingorum non excedunt ; et de quo mandatur provideri dicto Jaeobo 
sub dat. iij. Kalendas Decembris, anno viij. [a.d. 1491]. Bt promisit 
solvere dictam annatam infra sex menses CoUeetori in partibus, sub 
penis Camere. Juravit. (F. 116.) 

4. Die xiij. dicti mensis Mail, dominus Terentius Macgillacossgle, 
clericus Clockorensis dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice 
pro annata vicarie perpetue parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Tigernaci de 
Nyremaelan [DerryvuUan] , et vicarie capelle nuncupate de Maehayre 
Nacroisse^ infra limites dicte parrochialis ecclesie, quorum (sic) insimul 
fructus etc. xiiij. marcarum sterlingorum etc. non excedunt; vacaturarum 
per privationem fiendam ; et in eventum (sic), ex fructibus etc. predictis_ 
(?) [mandatur provideri] unum canonicatum in eadem ecclesia Clook- 
arensis erigend. etc. sub dat. Eome, Kalendas Maii anno octavo : et 
promisit solvere dictam annatam infra duos menses post habitam posses- 
sionem CoUeetori in partibus, sub penis Camere ; et iuravit, quia privatio, 
et in forma iuris. (P. 148.) 

5. Dicta die (xvj. Feb. 1492), una bulla pro Villelmo Maccenayr (?) 
[vel Maccenaye] super provisione rectorie Thractalan (vel Theaotalan) 
[TehallanJ, Clocorensis dioc, cuius [fructus] octo marcharum sterling- 
orum, sub dat. X. Kalendas Januarii, anno octavo. (Eestituta sine obli- 
gatione.) (Fol. 247.) 

1492. ohaire-na-Croise, i.e. the plain of the 

1 Omulohobull. — Mulcarroll, aname cross, now Magheracross, a parish partly 
now unknown. in the barony of Omagh, county of Tyrone, 

2 MiGMATHUNA. — James Mao Mahon and partly in the barony of Lurg, but 
died, bishop of Derry, 1519. chiefly in that of Tirliennedy, county of 

3 Machatrb Naoboise. — Recte Ma- Fermanagh. 



DIOCESIS CLOCORENSIS. 43 

Diversonim Alexandri VI. 
1493. ' 

1. Die dicta (2 Mar.), venerabilis [vir] , Donatus Ooulol/ clericus Cloco- 
rensis dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata 
monasterii beate Marie de Clochen [recte Ologher] , Olocorensis dioc, 
cuius fructus etc. duodecim marcharum sterlinghorum (sic) etc. non 
excedunt ; per privationem fiendam etc. vacaturi. Et providetur sub 
dat. iij. Kalendas Pebruarii, a° primo : et promisit solvere illam in part- 
ibus infra annum etc. Juravit etc. Data [bulla] quia per privationem 
eventualem, et sub penis Camere. (1492-3, /. 126.) 

2. Die dicta (xxij. Martii), ven"' vir, dominus Eoritus [recte, Eoricus^] 
Macmathuna, presbyter Olocorensis dioc, obligavit se Camere, [ut] 
principalis, pro annata vicarie p. e. S. Tiernati (sic) de Eluanos [recte 
Cluanos, Clones], dicte dioc, cuius fructus eic. decum marcarum ster- 
lingorum non excedunt, certo modo vacantis. Et providetur sub dat. 
pridie Kalendas Pebruarii, a° primo. Et promisit solvere in partibut 
CoUectori infra sex menses. Juravit etc. Data [bulla] , quia Hibernicus. 
(Pol. 151.) 

3. Die xxiij. Martii, ven"=' vir. dns. Patritius Yconolayd, clericus 
Olocorensis dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata 
rectorie parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Acadani [recte Aeadani] de Kayl- 
mor [Kilmore] , dicte dioc, et monasterii Apostolorum Petri et Pauli de 
Cluianos [Clones] , or. S. Augustini, dicte dioc, quorum, viz., rectorie 
sex marcharum sterlingorum, et monasterii triginta marcarum 
similium non excedunt. Et erigatur dicta rectoria, sibi concessa, in canon - 
icatum et prebendam dicte ecclesie ; et de monasterio providetur sub 
dat. vj. Idus Pebruarii, anno primo. Et promisit solvere infra sex menses 
a die habite possessionis computandos Oollectori in partibus, sub penis 
Camere. Juravit etc. Data [fuit bulla] de mandate domini Jo. Gerona, 
quia Hibernicus. (P. 152.) 

1501. 

4. Dicta die (xxvij. Aug.), dominus Bernardus Mag [u] insena [i] n,'' 
clericus Olocorensis dioc, principalis obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro 
annata monasterii Beate Marie Oloehorensis, ordinis Sancti Augustini, 
cuius fructus etc. decern et octo marcharum sterlingorum, secundum 
communem extimationem, valorem annuum non excedunt, vacaturi per 
privationem domini Petri Om.ulugyre,* eiusdem monasterii Abbatis, extra 
Eomanam curiam in forma iuris faciendam. Et mandatur provideri eidem 
dno. Bernardo sub dat. Eome, quarto Idus Julii, anno nono. Et promisit 
dictam annatam Oollectori in partibus, quamprimum assequeter prefatus 
B. possessionem dicte abbatie, sub penis Camere etc. Juravit etc. 
(1501-2, /. 13.) 

. a not infrequent interchange of n and I 

1 OcuLOL.— Probably a mistake tor shortened into Gilsenan and iraproDed to 
Ooulan, O'Cullen. Gibson. 

2 EoBicus. — Eughraide fprmwunced 

Rury) Mao Mahon, died, vicar of Clones, 1501, 

in 1504. 4 Omulugyba. — A variant on th 

3 Macguinsenain.— Mao Gilsenan, by Omolwoyr of first entry of 1422, 



44 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

Diversoriim Julii II. 
- 1506. 

1. Die xxiiij. Martii, Guillelmus Makmayl/ obligavit se Camere Apostolice 
pro annata deoanatus ecclesie Olocorensis, vaoan. per resignationem 
fiendam in partibus ; cuius fructus duodecim marcharum argenti non 
excedunt. Et mandatur provideri eidem Guillelmo sub dat. octavo 
Kalendas Martii, anno tertio. Et promisit solvere dictam annatam in 
partibus, more Ybernico. (1506,/. 43.) 

2. Dicta die (ut supra), Donaldus Odonassr (?) [vel Odonasst] , clericus 
Olocorensis dioc, obligavit se Oamere Apostolice pro annata monasterii 
beate Marie Olocorensis, ordinis Sancti Augustini, vacantis per privationem 
fiendam, de personis Bernardi Maguynusman (?) [vel Maguynnsinan] et 
Petri Omulvir [vel Omuluir] ; cuius fructus duodecim marcharum ster- 
lingorum non excedunt. Et provideri mandatur in eventum [s,ic) pri- 
vationis eidem Donaldo, sub dat. pridie Idus Martii, anno tertio. Et 
promisit solvere annatam in partibus OoUectori. (P. 43.) 

1510. 
Dicta die (xj. Mali), dominus Eogerus Maguydir, clericus Olocorensis 
dioc, obligavit se Oamere Apostolice pro annata rectorie parrochialis 
ecclesie Sancti Tigeratii \recte Tigernacii] de Ayrtmaelan ^jecte, Aireach, 
Maelain, Derryvullan] , dicte dioc, vacantis certo modo;^ cuius fructus 
triginta marcharum sterlingorum non excedunt. Et providetur eidem 
sub dat. pridie Idus Aprilis, anno septimo. Et promisit solvere OoUectori 
in partibus, more Ibernico, sub penis etc Juravit etc. Eestituta [fuit 
bulla] , quia in bulla narratur intrusus. (1509-10, /. 167.) 

Diverso7'um Leonis X. 
1517. 
Dicta die (xxix. Martii), dominus Magonius* Magmethune (sic), clericus 
Olocorensis dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere pro annata monasterii 
sanctorum Apostolorum Petri et Pauli de Olunose [Clones] ,or. S. Augustini, 
Olocorensis dioc, vacantis certo modo, et quod taxatum in libris Oamere 
non reperitur ; cuius fructus vigintiquatuor marcarum sterlingorum non 
excedunt. Et mandatur provideri dicto Magonio, sub dat. Idibus Februarii, 
anno quarto. Et promisit solvere OoUectori in partibus, more Ibernico, 
sub penis etc. Juravit, etc Eestituta [fuit bulla] de mandato domini 
A. . . . , mensarii, quia docuit de intruso, per testes. (1517, /. 67.) 

Diversormn Clenimtis VII. 

1530. 

(Die xvi. Sept.), D. Thomas Mackaj, clericus Kylmorensis dioc, pns 

(presens? vel principalis), etc, obligavit se Oamere Apostolice pro annata 

de Eos [Magheross alias Oarrickmacross] que per Patritii Osyge, in 

1506. by tlie vicar, Mac Gilla-coirgle (Cosgrove, 

1 BIakmayl.— Mao Cawell. A Clogiier 1492, no. 3) since the death of Torlogh 

sept distinguished for learning. Maguire in 1504. (cf. 1470 swpra.) 

1510. 1517. 

1 Vacantis cbbto modo. — Partially 1 Magonius. — Maghnus (Manus) Mao 

vacant, the duties having been discharged Mahon, abbot of Clones, died in 1536. 



DIOCESIS CLOCORENSIS. 45 

curia defuncti, obitum [vacat] , et de Killaind^ ae de Mauolg" parrochi- 
alum ecclesiarum vicariarum et perpetui beneficii Cluanis ' nuncupati in 
parrochiali ecclesia de Innescain * [Inishkeen] Olocorensis et Kylmorensis 
dioc, certo modo vacantium, quorum insimul fructus viginti marchas 
sterlingorum non excedunt. Et de Mavolg''' erigitur in oanonicatum et 
prebendam ecclesie Kylmorensis ad vitam predicti Thomas; et cetere 
vicarie et beneficium uniuntur dictis canonicatui et prebende, sub dat. 
septimo Kalendas Septembris, anno septimo. Et obligavit se sub penis 
Camere infra sex menses solvere annatam huiusmodi, aut docere de non 
habita possessione. Eestituta [fuit bulla] , quia narrat intrusum ; et 
obligavit se more Hibernicorum. (1530-1, /. 67.) 

1532. 

1. Die xvij. (Julii), D. Comellius {sic) Maccordill,^ clericus Clochorensis 
dioc , principalis, obligavit se pro annata Sancti Patritii de Eamacinals ^ 
et Sancti Mellani de Aregill* ac de Goulymid [Galloon] dicte dioc. 
parroohialium ecclesiarum, vacantium per devolutionem ; et quarum 
fructus decem marcarum sterlingorum non excedunt ; et eriguntur in 
canonicatum ac prebendam ecclesie Clochorensis ; et mandatur provideri 
eidem, sub dat. pridie Id. Julii, anno nono. Eestituta [fuit bulla] quia 
narrat intrusum. (1532-3, /. 74.) 

2. Dicta die (ut supra), d. Patritius Maccurta,'' clericus Clochorensis 
dioc, obligavit se pro annata rectorie Sancti Congalli de Gailem (vel 
Goulem) [Galloon] .ac vicarie Sancti Tgani [i-ecte Aedhani i de Kilmoir, 
[Kilmore] Clochorensis dioc, parrochialium ecclesiarum, vacantium per 
devolutionem et quarum fructus quatuordecim marcharum sterlingorum. 
Bt eriguntur in canonicatum et prebendam ecclesie Clochorensis. Et 
mandatur provideri eidem Patritio, sub dat. tertio Kalendas Julii anno 
nono. Et promisit solvere annatam, etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla] quia 
narrat intrusum. (F. 74.) 

15.30. foregoing notes have been taken). Ac- 

1 KiLLArND. — Now Killanny, a parish cording to the Tallaght Martyrology (Bk. 
partly in the barony of Ardee, county of Lnstr., p. 361e), and the (metrical) 
Louth, but chiefly in the barony of Par- Calendar of Aenghus,'insie.3,st^3,s A-wg. 18 
ney , county Monaghan, diocese of Clogher 15.32 . 

2 Mavolg.- In Irish Magh-bolg, "the 1 Maccobdill.— Mao Ardell. 

plain of the sacks," now Moybolgue, a 8 Ramacinals, recfe Rath-mio-Maluis, 

parish partly in the barony of Kells i.e. the rath of the son of Malus, "the 

Lower, county Meath, and partly in that real parochial name of Monaghan, known 

of Clankee, co. Cavan, diocese of Kilmore. two centuries ago as Bathmaomalus— and 

3 Cluakis. — Eecte, Cluin-inis — sloping now giving its name to the townland 
island: Cleenish, a parish partly in Backwallace. ( Letter of the late Bishop 
Magherastephana and Tirkennedy bar- Beeves to tlie Editor.) Its solitary men- 
onies, but chiefly in Clanawley barony, tion in the native Annals is in connexion 
CO. Fermanagh (see note on Inishkeen, with its abbot, Forannan, who became 
under 1464). Tha feast of the patron primate of Armagh in 835. (See Annals 
saint, Sinnell, was Nov. 13. of Ulster, Index v. Forindan ; Historical 

The date of the obligation for these Memoirs o/^rTOa^7ied. A. Coleman, O.P., 

three is not given in the annat-text— per- pp. 34, 42. 
haps it should be the 16th of Sept., 1530. 3 S. Mellani de Abegili,. — This 

4 Innescain. — Recte, Iniscain. It is church is called in Irish Aireacall Trioca 
the second of the two Inishkeens, men- and is now known as Errigall Trough, 
tioned in note 2, 1464,— a parish in Louth It is partly in the barony of Clogher, 
and Upper Dundalk baronies, co. Louth, county Tyrone, but chiefly in that of 
but chiefly in Farney barony, oo. Mon- Trough, county Monaghan. This bar- 
affhan. The patron saint, Daig, was ony is called by the Irish annalists 
fifth in descent from Niall of the Nine Triucha ched an Chladaigh : it was the 
Hostages {Genealogies of Saints, Bk. of country of the MaoKeunas, who are still 
Lnstr., p. 347, top margin), and died in very numerous there. — ^n. i^OMrAfosiers, 
587 (Annals of Ulster, from which all the ad an. 1436, note^. 

dates and personal identifications in the 4 Maccueta.— Macuarty, Courtney. 



46 



APPENDIX 



141S-1SS2. 



1413 f. 158. 

Gamorbania, a latinized form derived 
from the Irish Comarha, has in the pre- 
sent case the same meaning as the Latin 
Plebania, of which Ducange says "est 
majus quam rectoria, habet sub se ca- 
pellas, et dignitatem esse putant Inter- 
pretes." (See 'Reevei' Down and Cormor, 
p. 209.) 

It appea.--3 from the bull (Reg. Jo. 
XXIII., an. i, lib. 36, f. 237) that Ohen- 
rathtayoh, as he is called there, had 
studied canon law at Oxford, for three 
years, or thereabouts, and was a canon 
of the Cathedral of Clogher, in qua licet 
certus canonicorum numerus extistat, 
prebendarum tamen distincho non habe- 
tur . . . et pensio unius marche 
dicte monete (sterling) , loco prebende ip- 
sius ecclesie, de mensa episcopali Clocho- 
rensi annis singulis ei ministranda 
assignata fuit. 

i Aug., 1414. 

Aghalurcher Rectory. — The rectory of 
Aghalurcher (valued at six marks yearly) 
being, it was alleged, vacant by the pro- 
motion of Maurice Macguyr to the arch- 
deaconry of Clogher, Pope John XXIII. , 
by bull dated Bologna, 2 Non. Aug., an° 
5", directed the Bishop of Kilmore to 
confer it on John Macgillarmarcain, a 
clerk of this diocese, if on diligent exami- 
nation he should find him to be fit, and 
thatnootherhada right therein. The right 
of collation had lapsed to the Holy See 
in virtue of the constitution Execrabilis, 
as Macguyr continued, after he had got 
peaceable possession of the archdeaconry, 
to hold the rectory without a papal dis- 
pensation. Reg. Jo. XXIII., an. 5°, lib. 
57, fol. 188.) 

1421-3, f. 17. 

There is a bull of John XXIII., dated 
Bologna, 3 Id. Sept., an-" 5-, ordering 
the rectory of Derryvullan, then vacant 
by the death of Peter Obanon, to be con- 
ferred on Eneas Maogillafyndean, a clerk 
of this diocese, who had been recom- 
mended to him as of noble birth and 
blameless life, etc. Ho was to be col- 
lated to this benefice whether it was 
vacant in the way above stated, or by the 
death of Thomas or John Obanan, or by 
the resignation of Arthur, Bishop of 
Clogher, at that time a secular clerk of 
this diocese, or in any other way, pro- 
vided that at the date of the above bull 
no one else had therein a special claim. 
(Reg. John XXIII., a" 5°, lib. 47. f. 74.) 

The annat obligation above (9th June, 
1421) shows tha* Pope John's Bull did 
not take efiect. 



F. 137. 

Bartholomew Oluban when provided 
to the perpetual vicarage of Tecuihdam- 
nada [Tydavnet] held the perpetual vic- 
arage of the parish church plebis nuncu- 
pate Glayrmeheallaych [Clankelly, in 
Fermanagh] in this diocese of Clogher. 
A clause in his bull provided that as soon 
as he should get peaceable possession of 
Tedavnel the other benefice should fall 
vacant ipso facto. Reg. Mart. V., an. 5", 
lib. 62, fol. 15. Cod. Lateran.) 

1427-8, f. 105. 

Nicholas OiHanagan on the resignation 
of John Macgagyr (Maguire ?) was ap- 
pointed by Arthur Bishop of Clogher 
first to the seciilar collegiate priory of 
Devenish ; and afterwards, on his resig- 
nation of the rectory of Iniiismaosaiiit, 
to that of Devenish ; but these collations 
were counted invalid, as Offlanagan, who 
was of illegitimate birth, had not been 
dispensed thereto . Subsequently the pope 
absolved him from the censures, etc., 
which he had incurred for his undue 
acceptance of the aforesaid benefices, but 
insisted that he should resign them 
realiter et omnino. Afterwards, however, 
he commissioned the Bishop of Aduren, 
and the Archdeacon and Dean of Clogher, 
to confer the rectory on said Nicholas, 
provided he had really given it up, and 
that at the date of these presents no other 
had a special right therein. (Reg. Mart, 
v., an. XI", lib. 1°, fol. 293. Cod. 
Lateran.) 

Archdall (Monasticon) says, regarding 
the priory of the Culdees of Devenish, 
"In the interpolations of the Ulster 
Annals, at the year 1130, we read that 
the monastery of Daminis was founded 
that year : the author must mean either 
the repairing of the ancient monastery 
of St. Laserian, or the founding of this 
priory of the Colidei, or secular priests." 
It appears from an Inquisition held at 
Enniskillen, 16 ilaroh, 1630, that Sir 
John Davis, knight, was at the time of 
his death (circa 1626) seized ut defeod', 
inter alia, of the monastery or house of 
the canons of Devenish, worth yearly 
12d. ; and of the island of Devenish, 
worth yearly 6d. , and that Luc' Hastings, 
wife of Ferdinand dni. Hastings, is his 
daughter and heiress. 

Priory of the Culdees, Devenish.-^ 
' ' This abbey, ' ' says Archdall (Monasticon) 
' ' was a large and curious building, and 
the workmanship remarkably good ; to 
the east of it stands a beautiful round 
tower 76 feet high. . . . The ohuroh, 



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47 



which is the most easterly building, was 
large and beautiful, with a noble carved 
window over the high altar ; next to this 
window, to the right, about 10 feet from 
the ground, is the following inscription : 

Matheus O'Dubagan, hoc opus fecit. 
Bartholomeo O'Mamiagan, priore de 
Daminis. a.d. 1449. 

Next to the tower is a vaulted building 
of hewTL stone, . . . called St. Mo- 
laise's house (unfortunately no longer 
remaining, says Petrie, Bound Towers, 
p. 437), and near to this is his bed, where 
he used to pray." 

P. 185. 

Rectory of Galloon. — This rectory some 
four years or more before this time had 
been conferred by bull on one Malaohy 
Obrayn, a priest of this diocese, but as 
he had not stated, as he was bound by a 
papal constitution to do, that there was 
an intruder in, the living at that time, 
his title was questioned. The Pope com- 
missioned the Dean of Clogher to cite 
Obrayn, etc., to appear before him and, 
if he should find the rectory canonically 
vacant, etc., to fdve it in commendam to 
Maomahon, then in his 17th year, 
and when he should have attained 
his 22nd year, in titulum, provided he 
should find, after a diligent examination, 
that he was fit for the office. Maomahon 
asserted that he was de magna nohili 
genereprocreatus, but of illegitimate birth. 
He said also that, per ipsius parentimi et 
amicorumfavores ac suffragia ecclesia ipsa 
in spiritualihus et teinporalibus votivos 
successus contingere, ac in suis iuribus et 
Ubertatibus conservari poterit. His bull is 
dated 5 Ides Sept., an" XI». (Reg Man. 
v., an. xL, f. 171.) 

F. 222. 

John Olaygyn, a priest of the diocese 
of Clogher, reported to Pope Mart. V. 
that the above perpetual vicarage 
of Muckno being vacant by the death of 
Florence Ghanrantaych, John Oculyn, 
a priest of this diocese, paid a mark ster- 
ling and more to the patron of the living, 
Nemeas Ohanrachtaych, on condition 
that he (Nemeas) would present him for 
institution to the Ordinary. He was 
presented to Arthur, Bishop of Clogher, 
and instituted by him, and for now ten 
years or more he has held and contmues 
still to hold the benefice. The Pope, by 
bull dated 4th of the Nones of Dec, an. 
10. ordered Catholious Obruyn, Magonius 
OhanranthaychandJohnOsj'chygi, canons 
of Clogher, should Olaagyn renew this 
accusation in their presence, and oblige 
himself in scriptis in form of law, to 
summon to their presence Oculyn and all 
others who should be cited, and make 
diligent inquiry into the charge of 
simony, and should they find it true, tc 
declare Oculyn's presentation and insti- 
tution null and void, and of no effect. 



and to remove him effectually from the 
benefice and confer it on Olaagyn ' ' dum- 
modo," etc. (Reg. Mart. V., an. VII. 
(recieX.), f. 151. 0. Lat.) 

P. 226. 

Vicarage of Kilmore. — This benefice 
being vacant by the demise of Odo Okyna, 
it was alleged that Nellanus Okyna, a 
priest of this diocese, was in possession 
of it for now four years or more without 
any canonical title. Thereupon Pope 
Mart. V. issued a bull dated the Nones 
of January, an. 10, bidding Magonius 
Ohanracchaych and John Osygych, ca- 
nons of Clogher, and the Dean of Clogher, 
to cite to appear before them the said 
Okyna and all others who de jure should 
be so cited ; and if they should find the 
aforesaid allegation true, and the benefice 
canonically vacant to confer it on Patrick 
Odublityr, perpetual vicar of Drumsnecoa 
[Drumsnat] , " dmnmodo" etc. He was 
licenced by the Pope to hold both bene- 
fices together — their united income being 
only two marks yearly. (Reg. Mart. V., 
an. vij {recte x'^), fol. 190.) 

F. 274. 

Devenish. — This priory, a dependency 
of Saint Mary's abbey of Clogher, and 
usually governed by a canon of that 
house, being vacant by the death of Oddo 
Offiannagan, Pope Martin V., who had 
reserved its appointment to himself, 
commissioned, by bull, dated 3rd of the 
Ides of Oct., an. 10, Nemeas ObeoUayn, 
a canon of Elphin, to confer it on Bar- 
tholomew Oiflannagan, in priest's orders, 
and a professed canon of Clogher abbey, 
if he should find it vacant, and that, on 
diligent examination Oflannagan should 
be proved to be a fit and proper person 
for this office. (Reg. Mart. V., an. 10, 
lib. 182, f. 86. C. Lat.) See above. 

F. 298. 

Teachtallan [Tehallen] . — This rectory 
was vacant by the death of Wm. Ocairyll, 
but was held for now more than 2 years 
by Comidinus Oschyghy whose bulls were 
alleged to be surreptitious. The Dean 
of Clogher, Salomon Macredvair and 
John Oschygy, canons of Clogher, were 
commissioned by bull of Pope Mart. V., 
dated 17 Kal. April, an. 11"°, to cite to 
their presence Oschygy etc., and if they 
should find this benefice vacant, in the 
way alleged, or in any other way, ' ' dum- 
modo" etc., to confer it on the above 
Olergassa, who had already obtained bulls 
for the vicarage of Castri or Lochthayd 
[Lochtagi] , and was now dispensed by 
the Pope to hold with it for 10 years this 
rectory of Tehallen. 

1428-30, f. 102. 

Mathew Machassaydh, alias Okinatha, 
a secular priest of this diocese, being de- 
sirous of joining the canons of Clones 
abbey. Pope Martin V. directed the Dean 



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of Clogher, should he judge him to be a fit 
person, and that no canonical impediment 
barred the way, to give him the canons' 
habit there and in due time receive his 
vows, if he should wish to make them. 
After this, should the Dean, on diligent 
inquiry, find Macassaydh fit for the gov- 
ernment etc. to appoint him its abbot. 
(Reg. Mart. V., an. 12°, lib. 95, fol. 160.) 
The Pope licensed Macassaydh, should 
he be appointed abbot, to receive the 
abbatial blessing ' ' a quoounque maluerit 
Catholico antistite " etc. See below 
(1430-1, f. 15). 

P. 203. 

Thomas O'Kareyll, a clerk of Clogher 
diocese, accused Nellanus Ooinha, per- 
petual vicar of Cellmore [Killmore] , in 
the same diocese, of perjury and of say- 
ing Mass etc., whilst under sentence of 
excommunication. The Pope commis- 
sioned John Ofichygy, a canon of Clogher, 
(should Okareyll repeat his accusation in 
due form etc.) to call before him Ocinha, 
and if on due examination he should find 
the charges proved, to deprive Ooinha 
and to appoint in his stead Okareyll, 
should he find him fit and that no one 
else had a special right therein. Bull 
dated 5 Ides Sept., an" xi°. (Reg. Mart, 
v., ano xi, f. 132. Cod. Lateran.) 

P. 209. 

The perpetual vicarage of Crydmurna 
[Cremorne] being vacant by the death of 
David Mecgonaynd, or Meogovaynd (?), 
Arthur, bishop of Clogher, conferred it 
on Gelasius Oronachan, a priest of this 
diocese, but Gelasius being doubtful ex 
certis caicsis of the validity of this ap- 
pointment. Pope Mart. V., by bull (6 
Non. Oct., an. xi) directed John Osich- 
igi, a canon of Clogher, should he find 
on diligent examination that Gelasius 
was fit, to collate him to this living. 
(Reg. Mart. V., an. xi, f. 289.) 

P. 218. 

This benefice (Clontibret) was vacant 
by the death of Phillip Odubf aydf (sic) . 
Patrick Oluban was in possession at this 
time for five years or more, on the pre- 
text of a collation made to him, when 
the right of collation had already lapsed 
to the Holy See. Maccleridh's bull was 
dated 3 Ides Nov., an. xi". (Reg. Mart, 
v., an. xi, lib. 150, f. 

1480-1, f- 15. 

Eugene Ocondualaychd was rector of 
the parish church of Tedavnet, diocese 
of Clogher ; his appointment to the ab- 
bacy of Clones was conditional inter alia, 
on his taking the habit, and professing 
the rule of that house, etc. (Reg. Mart, 
v., an. 13.) 

1431-8, f. 205. 
The perpetual vioararage of Drumulohy 



[Drummully] vacant by the religious 
profession of Eugene Ooondualaid in the 
monastery of Clones, was ordered to be 
conferred on Malaohy Ogoband, perpetual 
vicar of the parish church of Botha [Boho] 
in the same diocese, vocatis Tatheo 
Ogoband et aliis etc. There was a clause 
in the bull that as soon as Malachy should 
obtain peaceable possession of Drum- 
mully he must resign the living of Botha. 
(Reg. Eug. IV., an. 2, iv Kal. Nov.) 

1436-9, f. 213. 

The perpetual vicarage of St. Oomgalli, 
{sic) de Gabaluyn alias de Dartrayg, d. 
of Clogher, vac. per obitumAde Omulcha- 
mayll, and per lapsum tempons, had de- 
volved to the collation of the Holy See, 
Licet Malachias Ogoba/nd, Patricius 
Ocurriecheam et Matheus Ofihigi dictam 
vicariam pretextu collationis ordmane 
ipsis per Petrum, episcopum Clochoren, 
de ilia per emn in tres partes contra 
canonicales sancttones divisa etiam post 
devolutionem, per annum et ultra detinu- 
erunt, prout detinent indebite occupaiam. 
The Pope sped a commission to the Dean 
of Clogher, Maurice Oleargassa and 
Thomas Macinegeanaieh, canons of Clo- 
gher, to inquire into the matter, and if 
they should find it to be as represented, 
vocatis Malachia, Patricio et Matheo et 
aliis qui fuerint evocandi, to confer the 
vicarage on Tyrentius Magmathuna, a 
clerk of Clogher diocese. The bull was 
dated a° Inc, d. 1488, 5 Id. June, anno 
8°. (Eug. IV. Bulla C. A. Lat.) 

1438-42, f. 320. 

Mathew Maoclerych, perpetual vicar of 
the parish church of St. Dachalmog 
{;i-ecte Dacholmog alias Cohnan] of Cluayn- 
tibrut] [Clontibret] alias Tellachgelagan, 
in the diocese of Clogher, was accused of 
various ofSenoes by Patrick Odubhthayd ; 
the Archdeacon of Clogher and Salomon 
Slaocreauair and Maurice Oleargassa, 
canons of the same church, were com- 
missioned by Pope Eugene IV. , by bull 
dated the year of the Incarnation 1438, 
4 Nones of August, should said Patrick 
be willing to renew the above charges 
before them, et se inscriberc in forma 
juris, should they find said charges or any 
one of them of sufficient gravity, proved, 
to deprive the accused of his benefice, 
and confer it on said Patrick, provided 
that at the date of these presents no one 
else has a special right therein. (Cod. 
Archivi Lateran. Reg. Eug. IV.) 

1442-4, f. 252. 

Pope Eugene IV. understanding that 
Patrick Odangussa, then vicar of Errigul- 
Keerogue, in the diocese of Armagh, was 
desirous of joining the community of St. 
Mary's Abbey, Clogher, commissioned 
the Bishop of Clogher to receive him as 
a canon of that house, provided no ca- 
nonical impediment barred the way, and 
that he was a fitting person, and to re- 



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49 



seive his vows, should he sponte e libere 
wish to make them. The abbey being 
vacant by the death of Patrick Omulger, 
Cornelius Ooonnaluyd, calling himself a 
priest and a professed Canon Regular, 
haying been postulated for as Abbot, in- 
truded himself into the government of 
the house without obtaining a dispen- 
sation, needful on account of his being a 
bastard, and was then for about two 
years in possession. Odangussa being 
highly recommended to the Pope ' ' de 
religioms eelo, litterarwm scientia, vite ac 
morvm, honestate etc." he, by bull dated 
an. Inc. dncse. 1443, pridie Non. Jan., 
directed the Bishop to cite Oconnaluyd 
and all others de jure citandos to his 
presence, and if he should find the abbacy 
vacant in the manner alleged, or in any 
other way, and that, on diligent inquiry, 
he was satisfied that Odangussa was fit 
for the rule and administration of this 
house, to appoint him abbot, after he had 
received the habit of the Order and made 
profession of its rule, and give him the 
abbatial benediction, or licence him to 
receive it from any Catholic Bishop, etc. 
Furthermore, as the yearly revenue of 
the abbot's mensal was not more than 
six marks, the Pope gave Odangussa per- 
mission to retain in commendam the 
vicarage of Errigal-Keerogue, worth five 
marks yearly, as long as he should be 
Abbot of Clogher, provided the care of 
souls there was in no way neglected, etc. 
(Beg. Eug. IV., an. 12°, lib. 6, f. 217. 

Mon. B. Marie Clochoren. — Archdall 
(Monasticon) quoting the Act SS. , p. 713, 
says : ' ' Here we find an ancient abbey of 
which S. Moeldodius, the son of Aedh, 
was abbot." According to the Four 
Masters, " a monastery for Friars Minor 
was commenced at Muireachan (Mon- 
aghan) while Felim, the son of Brian, 
son of Ardgal Mao Mahon, was Lord of 
Oriel." Archdall says that this house 
for the Franciscans was founded on the 
site of the abbey ; that at the suppression 
it was granted to Edward Withe, and that 
a castle has since been built on the site 
by Edward Lord Blayney. 

1451, 15 Kal. June. 

A bull of Nic. V. orders the Priory of 
St. Laseran, Devenish, vacant by the 
death of John Megugyr, the right of 
collation having lapsed to the Holy See, 
to be conferred, vocato Petro Oflannagan, 
an alleged intruder, on Cornelius Ooath- 
asaid, perpetual vicar of the same church. 
There was a proviso in the bull that as 
soon as Ocathasaid got peaceable posses- 
sion of the priory he should be bound to 
relinquish the perpetual vicarage — the 
value of these benefices was respectively 
four marks. (Reg. Nic. V., an" 5, lib. 
1°, f. 143.) 

Oflannagan was between one and two 
years in possession of this priory at the 
date of the above buJl. 

E 



An" 1479. 

Bectory of Came [als Tenyplecartie'] . — 
It was reported to Pope Sixtus IV., by 
Nellanus Magrath, a clerk of this diocese, 
that some say that the above rectory was, 
at a period now unknown, xmited by the 
authority of the Ordinary to the priory 
of the monastery of Loohdearg of the 
Order of S. Austin, but at present in said 
monastery there is neither rector, prior 
nor convent, and, what is still worse, 
divine worship is not celebrated there, 
its revenues being in undue possession of 
some powerful clerks. The informant 
went on to say that if said union, si gua 
sit, were dissolved, and the rectory con- 
ferred on some fit person, who per se vel 
aUum should celebrate Mass and other 
divine offices there, it would conduce to 
the spiritual welfare of the parishioners, 
etc. Thereupon the Pope by bull dated 
the year of our Lord's Incarnation 1479, 
6th of the Ides of July, directed the Abbot 
of SS. Peter and Paul, Clones, the Dean 
of Clogher and Charles Macmagmiassa 
[vel Macmaginiassa] , a canon of the same, 
to cite the aforesaid clerics, etc. , to inform 
themselves dUigently regarding the case 
in hands, and if they should find it to be 
as alleged to dissolve the aforesaid union, 
and confer the rectory, valued at not more 
than four marks yearly, on said Nellanua, 
recommended on trustworthy evidence, 
whether it should be void by said disso- 
lution, or in any other way, provided that 
at the date of these presents no other had 
a special right therein. (Beg. Sixti IV., 
an. 8°, lib. 1°, fol. 183. Cod. Lateran.) 

N. gratis pro Deo pro paupere Ibernico, 
quarto Idus Octobris, anno nono, Garri- 
liatti. 

1484-5, f. 159. 

Lysgahayl — Lios gabail, ' ' the fort of 
the fork," now Lisgoole. This place is 
situated on the west bank of Lough 
Erne, a short distance to the south of 
Enniskillen, in the parish of Bossorry, 
barony of Clanawley, and county of Fer- 
managh. 

Archdall {Monasticon, p. 263) says : — 
' ' In the early ages of Christianity, a 
monastery was founded here, where we 
find the festival of St. Aid, or Hugh, of 
Lisgovel, was observed on the 25th of 
January. An abbey, under the invoca- 
tion of the Virgin Mary, was afterwards 
founded here, and probably on the site 
of the ancient monastery, for Regular 
Canons, following the rule of St. Augustin, 
by McNoellus Mackenlef , King of Ulster, 
in the year 1106." 

Abbey of Lisgoole. — j^bout the middle 
of the 16th century Maguire, the chieftain 
of Fermanagh, seeing that this abbey, 
which had been founded by one of his 
ancestors, and was the burial place of 
his family, had gone to ruin for lack of 
necessary repairs, and that divine wor- 
ship was neglected there, entreated the 



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abbot to surrender his title to it, and let 
him provide another Order for it that 
should keep it in due repair, and main- 
tain divine service there. But as the 
desired transfer could not be made with- 
out the approval of the Holy Bee, Maguire 
and the bishop of the diocese, Cornelius 
Mao Ardel (appointed bishop in the Con- 
sistory of May 29th, 1560), sought for 
and obtained this necessary sanction. 
Meehan {Rise and Fall of the Irish Fran- 
ciscan Monasteries, fifth edition, p. 98) 
gives us the articles of agreement be- 
tween Maguire and the abbot, taken from 
King's Collections. 

" These are the articles between Cucho- 
nnaght Maguire, Lord of Fermanagh, of 
one part, and my lord abbot of Liosgowel, 
viz., Cahal Mc Brian Magwyer, of the 
other part, about the abbey of the said 
Liosgowel, which heretofore was pos- 
sessed of the monks of St. Augustvne, 
now gone to ruine and base decay, for 
want of reparation and devine service. 
Magvfyer, being grieved at his own and 
the chief est of his oountrie's selected sep- 
ulchre to be so ruinated, intreated the 
forementioned my Lord abbot to sur- 
render his titles and right in the abbey, 
and suffer himself to provide for it another 
Order, that should maintain and keep the 
abbey in due reparation and continual! 
devine service. My lord abbot, being 
moved by the entreaty of Maguire, by 
the consent of the then lord bishop and 
chapter, this mutual consent of the abbot, 
bishop and chapter was sent to the pope. 
The pope, agreeing to the mind of the 
bishop, sent letters and straite com- 
manding charge to expel the order of St. 
Augustine, in whose possession the abby 
decayed, and there establish the order of 
St. Francis, which should keep the abby 
in all dutifuU offices thereunto belonging, 
The bishop, receiving the pope's letters, 
incontinently did put them in execution, 
ahd ratified the abby unto ye order of St. 
Francis. Magwyer, having enjoyed the 
assent of the abbot, bishop, and pope, 
built and re-edified anew, nigh the place 
where it was formerly built, being better 
and far more commodious a place for 
sundry respects; to the honour of God and 
St. Francis, to the utility and profit, both 
of his own soul, his father's, and all his 
name in general. Maguire, in obtaining 
the abbot's voluntary assent in the prem- 
ises, rewarded him by a temporal recom- 
penoe — to vrit, ten dry cows yearly, and 
every year, for ever, for himself, and all 
other Magvryers him succeeding, to be 
paid unto the abbot and his heirs after 
him. . . . 

" Turlogh O'Neill is lord of Tiron, 
Manus O'Donnell lord of Tirconnell, 
Cuchonnaght Magwyer lord of Ferman- 
agh, Brian Mac Brian O'Eoirk lord of 
BrefEny, ahd Daniel Mo Taig O'Connor 
lord of lower Connaught. At the per- 
fecting of the deed being present God 



before all, the bishop of Clogher, ulz. 
Cornelius Mc Cardell, the dean, and 
officiall of Clogher, Cahal Maguire, tht 
dean of Lough Erne, the same abbol 
that was in Lisgowell, the dean of 
and his clergy, Owyn O'Duffie, minister 
provinoialis, Walter Mc Guard, the guar- 
dian of Armagh, William Mo Cormaok 
the guardian of Lisgowell, and his fryeni' 
Mo Guire, Mo Caffrie, Mo Manus, with 
many others. Anno Dni 15 . 

" Cornelius, Epus. Clogh. 

" Hugo, Deoanus Clogh. 

" Donaldus, Officialia Clogh. 

" Eugenius O'Duffie, Minister Proviii. 
cialis. 

" Magwyer. 

" Cathal Magwyer, the Abbot." 

As Meehan observes, it is hard to de- 
termine the precise time when the Fran- 
ciscans superseded the Canons Regular ; 
if they did not take possession till after 
the execution of the foregoing deed, 
their entry into Lisgoole could not have 
been before the 29th of May, 1560, the 
date of Mac Ardel' s appointment to the 
see of Clogher. The new building raised 
by Maguire, though not completed, was 
occupied by the Franciscans till 1698, 
when they were obliged to seek refuge in 
the neighbouring mountains. See Mee- 
han (ut supra) for other very interesting 
details regarding this house. 

It appears from an Inquisition held at 
Enniskillen, 16th March, 1630, that Sir 
John Davis was seized ut de feed' inter 
alia of the monastery or house of the 
Canons of Lisgoole with 6 quarterB of 
land belonging to it, of the yearly valuB 
of 6s. , and of the monastery of St. Pranbis", 
situated near the abbey of LissgOole, wdtffi 
yearly 6s. Sir John died about four yeafS 
before the date of the above Inqnisitdoif=^ 
his daughter Luc' Hastings, the wife of 
Ferdinand Lord Hastings, was his heiress. 
(TJlt. Inq., No. 26, Car. I.) 

1492-3, f. 126. 

St. Mary's Abbey, Clogher.— Bomtm 

OcuUel {sic), a clerk of the diocese of 

Clogher, accused Peter, Abbot of St. 

Mary's, Clogher, of dilapidation and in- 

continency, and that, though publicly 

excommunicated, he, m cmitemptum cla- 

vium, took part in church services. The 

Dean of Clogher was appointed by the 

Pope to make inquiry regarding these 

charges, should Ocullel renew them is 

due form in his presence, and, if he shoUld 

find theiti true, to deprive Peter of his 

office, and confer it, with the perpetual 

vicarage of Errigal Keerogue, united i* 

perpetuum to the abbey of Clogher, on 

Donatus, after he had taken the vows of 

a monk of this abbey, should the Dean 

judge him fit to be abbot. 

F. 152. 

Sancti Aeadani, recte S. AeATvlM.-- 
This is the church mentioned id w" 



Clogher 



51 



Martyrology of Donegal, p. 293: " Oill- 
mor-Aedhain, in Ui Meith Maoha," 
wMoh is a territory in tlie present county 
of Monaghan, comprising the parishes of 
Tullycorbet, Kilmore and Tehallan, in 
the barony of Monaghan. St. Aedhan's 
feast-day is the 2nd of Nov. (See Book 
of Bights, p. 149, and the Cal. of Donegal, 
p. 293. 

1601-2, f . 13. 

St. Mary's Abbey, Clogher. — It appears 
from information sent to Pope Julius II. 
by Donald Odangussa, clerk of the dioc. 
of Clogher, that Bernard Maguynnsinan 
and Peter Omuluyr, calling themselves 
priests of the same dioc, respectively 
claimed the right to the govermnent and 
administration of St. Mary's Abbey, 
Clogher; a certain ecclesiastical judge 
who tried the case between these claim- 
ants gave sentence in favour of the 
above Bernard, from which sentence his 
adversary Peter appealed to the Holy 
See; but before this appeal was sent 
on to Eome, the litigants by their own 
authority alone compromised the matter 
in dispute, agreeing that the abbey should 
be ruled by them jointly, and its revenues 
be shared equally between them. The 
Pope gave commission to the official of 
Dromore to enquire into those charges 
made by Odangussa, and if he should find 
them to be true, to declare said Bernard 
and Peter despoiled of all rights which 
either of them might have had to the 
abbey, etc. ; and as Odangussa desired, 
ob melioris vite frugem, to become a monk 
of this abbey, the official was empowered 
by the Pope, should Odangussa be a fit 
person, and that no canonical impediment 
barred the way, to give him the religious 
habit, and should he freely wish to make 
in his (the official's) hands the monastic 
profession, to receive his vows, and after 
this, if, on due inquiry, he should prove 
to be fit for the rule and government of 
the abbey to appoint him abbot. 

The above deanery of Clogher was 
vacant by the resignation of Eugene, 
Bishop-elect of Clogher, who had been 
dispensed by the Pope to hold it together 
with his bishoprick. He, however, ex 
certis ratkmabilibus causis animum suum 
moventibus, resigned it before obtaining 
possession of its government, etc., on' 
which Makmayl, a canon of Armagh, 
was appointed as above. (Reg. JuUi II., 
an. 3, lib. 4. 

1532-3, f. 74 (1). 

Rathmacmalus, Errigal and Galleon. 
—It was asserted that though the above 
benefices had lapsed to the collation of 
the Apostolic See they were held respec- 
tively by PhUip Maccreveyr, James Jtac- 
creveyr and Arthur Omurohay. The 
abbot of Clones, Roricus Ogoan, a canon 
of Kilmore, and the official of Kilmore, 
were commissioned by Pope Clement VII. 



to examine the case, and after hearing 
the bishop and chapter of Clogher, to 
give such a decision as justice called for. 
(Reg. Clem. VII.) 

An. 1551. 

St. Mary's Abbey, Clogher. — Bernard 
Maokam (or Mackain), a priest of the 
diocese of Clogher, being desirous ob 
melioris vite frugem of joining the com- 
munity of St. Mary's Abbey, Clogher, 
Pope Julius III. sent a mandate to John 
Maguyr, Odo Makabaird and William 
Ooassalays, canons of Clogher, to see 
that he was received there, if he were fit, 
and that no canonical impediment barred 
the way. The Pope anxious to save the 
abbey, then vacant by the death of Don- 
aldus Odangussa, from the inconvenience 
of a prolonged vacancy, and also to provide 
one after Ms ovm heart, useful and fit for 
the wise rule and government of this house 
named said Bernard abbot, after he should 
have received the habit worn in that 
house, and made the religious profession 
wont to be made by the canons of the 
same, ex nutw prout ex tunc, et e contra, 
given at Rome, etc., the year of our 
Lord's Incarnation 1551, 17 Kal. Julii, 
an. 2°. (Reg. Jul. III., No. 1792, f. 294. 
Cod. Arch. Vat.) 

The yearly revenue did not exceed 12 
marks stg. 8e. com. extimationem. 

7 July, 1608. 

Abbey of Lisgoole. — "The monastery 
or abbey of Canons at Lisgoole, where- 
unto belongeth in the same barony (of 
Clynawly) 20 tathes of Land and certain 
meders of barley with the apurtenanoe» 
of butter, arisinge as a chief rent out of 
Ballym^sagart. This is entirely pos- 
sessed by Shane Mc. an abbot for ten 
yeres past, as prior from the Pope. 

"The abbey of St. Francis in Lyes- 
goole, whereunto belongeth no lands or 
lyving, save onely the gardens and crofts 
about yt. It is possessed by the said 
Shane, notwithstandinge wee find the 
king's ma"« to be justly intiteled to all 
the lands and possessions of theis 2 
abbayes by act of pliam*' enacted within 
this realme in the 33rd yere of king Henry 
ye eight of famous memory, and so actu- 
ally possessed thereof. " (Ul. Ing., Jury's 
Survey of the barony of Clynawley, in the 
county of Fermanagh, p. xxxiv. The 
report of the above survey is dated 7 
July, 1603. 

18 Sept., James I., an. 7° .—Aghalv/rcher. 
The bushopp of Clogher is seised in 
fee, of and in the yerelie rent of one 
marke per an. makinge as before, and 
a cosherie in his visitation, as in Magheri- 
coolemanny aforesaid, and not else, and 
thirtie sroghans of breade, and half a 
beofe or tenn groats in lieue of the said 
beofe, and five shillinges in lieue of the 
said bread at alhallontide yerelie, all 



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issuinge and cominge out of the herenagh 
land of Aghalurglier oonteyninge two 
quarters and a fourtli parte of a tate of 
the newe measure (whereof Slut Mo 
Enaspick Mo Guire is the herenagh), 
and hath three acres in the towne of 
Aghalurher and a quarter of a tate in 
Clanconnelly free to himself in the bar- 
ony of Glancallie ; and they alsoe say 
uppon their oathes that the parish of 
Aghalurgher extendeth into the barony of 
Magheresteffannagh and containes sixe 
ballibetaghes and eight tates of the newe 
measure, viz. . . . and that in the 
said parish of Aughalurgher there is both 
a parson and a viccar oollative ; and that 
the tithes of the whole parishe are paid 
in kinde, two-third partes of all the tithes 
(except the tithes of the said two quarters 
of land of Castlekeagh, and the rest of 
the parcells of land next after the said 
two quarters named , amountiuge in all to 
two ballibetaghes and two tates) are 
paid to the said parson, and thother 
third parte to the said viooar ; and that 
thone fourth parte of the tithes before 
excepted is paid to the bushopp of 
Clogher, an other fourth parte to the said 
parson of Aghalurgher, whoe hath the 
cure of soules within the said two balli- 
betaghes and two tathes last-above men- 
coned, one other fourth parte to the late 
abbey of Clomis, and thother fourth 
parte to the corbe of Clomys, and that 
the parishe there is repaired and main- 
tained as before." (Ult. Inq., App. vi.) 

Prim-atus de Loikghdarge, Donnegall, 26 

Nov., 1603. 

' ' In partibus Ultonia prope territorium 
vocatum O'Donell's Countrie, sunt muri 
et monumenta cujusdam monasterii sive 
prioratus nuper domus fratrum oanoni- 
corum nunoupatus prioratus de Lough- 
darge, alias oommuniter vooatus "St. 
Patricke's purgatory," qui quidem pri- 
oratus modo est valde in decasum et 
multis annis preteritis totaliter relictus 
et dissolutus fuit. Prediotus prioratus 
positus et scituatus est et in quadam 
parva insula in medio cujusdam laci vo- 
catus Loghdarge circa 15 miliar a villa 
de Donagall predicta. Prior monasterii 
predicti, tempore dissoluoionis et relic- 
oionis pred' seisatus fuit, ut de feodo, in 
jure prioratus predicti, de scitu, circuit' 
ambit' et precinct' diet' nuper domus, 
cum pertinenciia, in qu' sunt una vetus 
ecclesia valde ruinosa, et quedam parietes 
lapid' modo prostrat' cum parv' peoiis ter' 
circumjacent' contin' IJ aor' ter', et de 
tot' insul' pred', contin' circa 10 aor' et 
de quibusdam ter' et heredit' diet' domus 
et insul' adjacen', vocat' Termou Magrath 
al' Mc.Grafi et Termon Mc.Moughan, 
contin' 4 quarter' ter' magn' mensur', 
qu' limitantur per met' et bund' sequen', 
viz. . . . omniater', ten' et al'hered' 
de et in Termon Magrath et Termon-I- 
moughan soituat' sunt, jacent et existunt 
in oonfinibus oo' Donagall, Tirone et Fer- 



managh ; et racione quorumdam statut' 
in hoc regno edit', oonfirmat' et ordinat' 
soit', circuit' et precinct' priorat' predict', 
cum partinen' 'insul' in Lough-darge 
pred., et omnia predict' ter' et heredit' de 
Termon-Magrath & Termon-I-moughan 
ad Begem nunc de jure spectant, predict' 
scit' & circuit' diet' prioratus cum insul' 
ibidem val per annum ultra repris' 12d. 
monet' Hibernie; et diet' 4 quarter 
ter' de Termon-Magrath et Termon-I- 
moughan val per an' ultra repris', 28. 
diet' monet'. (Inq. Ult., Donegal.) 

The parishe of Dirrimoyllan, lately 
annexed to the halfe barony of Tiroau- 
nada [Tirkennedy], conteyninge in toto 
eight ballibetaghes, and one quarter and 
an halfe of the newe measure in the said 
com, .... and that in the said 
parishe is both a parson and viccar ool- 
lative, and the whole tithes of the said 
parish (except the tithes of Parrenarioght 
and Ballivarrall) are paid in kinde, and 
the parishe church thereof repaired in 
such manner as the tithes are paid, and 
the church repaired in the said parishe 
of Maghericoolemanny ; and that the 
said parson and viccar paie yerely proxies 
to the said bushopp of Clogher, viz. the 
parson eight shillinges, and the viooar 
f ower shillinges : and the said jurors alsoe 
say uppon their oathes, that there is in the 
said parishe of Derrimoyllan, one chappie 
called Magherinecrosse [Magheraoross] 
in Parrenarioght, with two smale tates 
of land, the duoghasa whereof payinge 
thereout yerely unto the said bushopp 
of Clogher three shillinges f ower pence 
per ann. and that there is a viccar en- 
dowed with cure of soules; and that thone 
fourth parte of the tithes of Ballivarroll 
and Parrenarioght aforesaid are paid to 
the said viccar, an other fourth parte to 
the said bushopp of Clogher, and tother 
two-fourth partes to the parson of Derri- 
moyllan aforesaid ; and that the bush- 
opp's proxies out of the said chappie is 
two shillinges per ann. " (Ult. Inq., App. 
vi.) 

18th Sept., 7th James I. 

Galloon. — The said jurors do uppon 
their oathes sale and presente that in the 
said barony of Cuynanar are the severaU 
parishes ensuinge, viz. the parish of 
Goaloane [Galloon] conteyninge two 
quarters of land within the said oountie 
of Permanagh, the rest of the said par- 
ishe extendeth into the countie of Mon- 
aghan, the parishe church of which 
parishe standeth in the Hand of Goal- 
oane ; and that there is both a parBon 
and a viccar collative ; and that the 
tithes are all paid in kinde, one fourth 
part to the bushopp, an other fourth part 
to the viccar, and thother two fourth 
parts to the parson ; and that the said 
parishe church is to be repaired as before; 
and they (the jurors) alsoe say that the 
said parson paieth unto the said bushopp , 



Clogher. 



53 



yerelie eight shillinges proxies, and the 
vicoar four shillinges proxies, and that 
there is one tate of gleabe land belonginge 
to the viooarage of the said parishe." 
(Ibid.) 

18th Sept., James I., an. 7. 

Devenish Parish. — " In the said barony 
of Magheraboy and Twora is the parish 
of Devenish, the parish church whereof 
standeth within the Hand (sic) of Deven- 
ish ; and that in the said parishe is both 
a parson and a vicoar, oollative ; and 
that the tithes are paid in kinde, one 
fourth part to the bushopp of Clogher, 
an other fourth parte to the vicoar, and 
thother two fourth partes to the parson 
of the said parish, and the charge of re- 
pairinge and maintaininge the parishe 
church to be borne as before ; and they 
(the jurors) alsoe say that the said parson 
paieth yerely for proxies, unto the said 
bushopp of Clogher eight shillinges, and 
the said vicoar lower shillinges per ann. 
and they alsoe «aie, that in the said parish 
is a chappie of ease called Moynyagh, and 
half a tate of herenagh land thereunto 
belonging, whereof Clanm" Iteggart was 
the herenagh, and paid thereout to the 
corbe or herenagh of Devenish twelve 
pence arm. but nothinge to the bushopp; 
and that the said parishe of Devenish is 
also bounded as foUoweth, viz. on the 
north uppon the bogg of Aighane, on the 
south by the river of Conroe, on the east 
by the hill of Moyglasse, and on the west 
by the hill of TuUagmore, and that on 
the south it extendet into the countie of 
Leitrim, as far as tne river of Beagh- 
laghnymallragh." (Ibid.) 

Ibid. 

Inismacsaint Parish. — "The parishe 
of Enismissaugh, wherein is both a parson 
and a vicoar, oollative ; and that the 
parson paieth yerely to the said bushopp 
of Clogher, eight shillinges, and the vic- 
oar, fewer shillinges, proxies, per annum ; 
and that the tithes of the said parish are 
paid in kind, one fourth parte thereof to 
the said bushopp of Clogher, an other 
fourth parte to the said vicoar, and 
thother two fourth partes to the parson ; 
and that the said parson and vicoar are 
equallie to beare one third parte of the 
charge in repairinge and maintaininge 
the parish church, and the herenagh to 
beare thother two third partes of the 
oharg(e) ; and they alsoe sale, uppon 
their oathes, that in the said parish is a 
chappie of ease, called Pennoare in Mao- 
giny unto which said chappie the viccar 
of the said parish is to send a curate to 
sale divine service ; and that in the said 
parish alsoe is another chappie called 
Ballihanny with a quarter of herenagh 
land of the ould measure belonginge 
thereto, whereof McGackequin is _ the 
herenagh, and paieth thereout yerelie to 
the lord bushopp of Clogher, three shil- 
linges and fower pence per annum. . . 



The said bishopp of Clogher is seised in 
fee . . . out of the herenagh land of 
Enismissaugh, conteyninge a quarter of 
land of the newe measure (whereof 
O'Planagan is the herenagh), one marke 
maniuge as before, and two night's re- 
feccions in his visitation, and not else." 
(Ibid.) 

Ibid. 

Parish of Magheraculmmiey . — " Inq. 
18 Sept., James I. The lord bushopp 
of Clogher is seised in fee, in right 
of his bishopprick of Clogher, of and 
in the rent, refeccions and duties fol- 
lowinge, issuinge out of the herenagh 
land of Maghericoolmanny, containinge 
two quarters and three acres of the newe 
measure, making four quarters one acre 
and an half of the ould measure, whereof 
Phelim O'Muldowne is the herenagh, and 
hath three acres of the same free, viz. of 
and in the yearly rent of two markes per 
annu, every marke being but twentie and 
six groates sterlinge, and two white 
groates, and alsoe fower night's refecoons 
in the said bushopp's two visitacons, and 
not else : viz. two nightes in may visi- 
tacon, and two nightes at alhallontide 
visitacon, and for want of flesh and wine 
or aquavite, fower shillinges ; and alsoe 
at every hallontide, half a beofe, or three 
shillings and fower pence, and thirtie 
ffroghans of oate-breade, or five shillings 
in lieu thereof ; and the said jurors fur- 
ther sale upon their oathes, that in the 
saide halfe barony of Large [Lurg] , is the 
parishe of Maghericoolmanny, whereof 
there is both a parson and viccar ool- 
lative, and that the tithes of the said 
parish are paid in kinde, one forth (sic) 
parte to the said bushopp of Clogher, an 
other fourth parte to the viccar, and 
thother two fourth partes to the parson ; 
and that the said parson and viccar are 
to beare one third parte of the charge in 
repairinge and maintaininge the parish 
churohe, and the said herenagh there, is 
to bear thother two third partes, and that 
there is one acre of glebe land belonginge 
to the viooarage of the said parishe, and 
that the said parson paieth unto the said 
bushopp of Clogher eight shillings proxies , 
and that the said viccar paies alsoe fower 
shillings proxies ; and they alsoe say, 
that the said parishe of Maghericoole- 
manny is bounded on the north by . 
and the said jurors further sale, that in 
the said parishe is a chappie called BaUi- 
oconnell, with one tate of herenagh land 
of the newe measure thereunto belong- 
inge, whereof O'Connelly is the herenagh, 
payinge yearlie unto the said bushopj) of 
Clogher for the time beinge, two shillings 
and eight pence per ann : and further, 
the said jurors doe uppon their oathes 
sale, that the graunge of Magherikilterny 
containinge halfe a quarter of land of the 
newe measure, within the said halfe bar- 
ony of Lurge, is parcell of the late dis- 
solved abbey of Ashrowe." (Ibid.) 



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Ibid. 

DrumtUly Parish. — "And that in tlie 
said half baronie alsoe is the parishe of 
Drumalohy, oontayninge in toto sixe 
ballibetaghes and two tates of the newe 
measure, viz. . . . ; and that the 

parsonage of the said parishe is improp- 
riated to the corb of Clonj's [Clones], and 
that there is a viccar ooUative ; and that 
the tithes are paid and the parishe church 
repaired in like manner as in the parishe 
of Magheriecoolmanny aforesaid ; and 
they also sale, that in the said parishe of 
Drumulchy is a chappie of ease called 
Donoghmoyline, with halfe a tate of 
land belonginge to the same, whereof 
O'Downan is the duoghasa, and paieth 
thereout yerelie to the said bushopp of 
Glogher tenn white groats per ann. — and 
further . . . that the lord bushopp 
of Clogher is seised in fee . . . out 
of the herenagh land of Drumulchy, oon- 
teyninge two tates of newe measure 
(whereof Muntergoue is the herenagh) 
twentie groates per ann. making as be- 
fore, but what other dueties the said 
jurors know not." (Ibid.) 

1428-30, and 19 Jan., 1629. 

Mon. 88. Petri et Paiili de Cloeaineoys, 
recte Cluoineois, now Clones. — Arohdall 
( Monasticon) says that an abbey dedicated 
to SS. Peter and Paul, was founded here 



for Eegular Austin Canons, by St. Tiger- 
naoh, who died in 548., This abbey and 
its manor were granted at the Dissolution 
to Sir Henry Duke, knt. (King, p. 341), 
one of whose daughters married Sir 
Francis Buiahe. In an Inquisition held 
at Monaghan, 19th Jan., 1629, it was 
found that Thomas Rushe was seized, ut 
de food', of the manor, castle and town 
of Clownishe, in the oo. of IMonaghan, and 
of the dissolved abbey or monastery of 
Clownishe and pertinences, of the right 
of holding a market in the town every 
Thursday in perpetuum, of two fairs 
yearly, together with all privileges, pro- 
fits, etc. The aforesaid Thomas Rushe 
was also seized ut de feod' of 24 tates 
of land, and of certain other small 
parcels or particles of land belonging 

to the said late abbey, viz 

He was also seized of two parts of the 
great tythes of the parsonage of Drmn- 
snott [Drumsnat] appropriated to said 
abbey from time immemorial. . . ■ 
He died the 17 Nov., 1629, seized of the 
above. EUinor Rushe (married to Robert 
Loftus, knt.). Mar' Rushe (married to 
Charles Ooote, junior), and Arm' Rushe, 
are his daughters and co-heiresses— the 
aforesaid are held of the king in free and 
common sockage. Mar' Rushe, late wife 
of Francis Eushe, knt., deceased, still 
lives, et dotabilis est de omnibus pre- 
missis. (Ult. Inq., No. 37, Car.) 



BISHOPS OF CLOGHER. 



1389. ABTHnE Mac Catmaoil [Mao 
Cawell], archdeacon of Clogher, was pro- 
vided by Boniface IX. in the first year of 
his pontificate to this see (Lib. divisi- 
onuvi) . It was then vacant by the death 
of Jolin Ooorcran , at one time a monk of 
St, James '-without, Wurzburg, who had 
been promoted to this bishoprick by 
Gregory XI., on the eight of the Ides of 
April, 1373. On the 15th of Feb., 1390, 
said Arthur being present in the Camera 
Apostolica, promised to pay within two 
years from Easter next ensuing for his 
tax com. servitii, etc. , the sum of 67 florins 
auri de Camera. But it appears that he 
was unable, as is to be supposed, to fulfil 
his engagement within the time specified, 
as his last instalment was not paid till 
the 14th of Dec, 1400, when brother 
Donald, a monk of the abbey of Assaroe, 
acted as his proctor. At the year 1432, 
the IV. Masters write anent him thus : 
"Art Mac Cawell, Bishop of Clogher, a 
pious man, who had kept a house of 
public hospitality for the poor and indi- 
gent of the Lord, died after penance." 

13 July, 1433. Petkb Maquiee. 
Die lune III. Id. Julii (1433), ad re- 



lacionem dni. Cardinalis de Comitibus, 
provisum fuit ecolesie Clochoren., vacan, 
per obitum quondam dni. Arthuri, 
ipsius ecclesie ultimi episcopi, extra 
Romanam curiam deffuncti, de persona 
dni. Petri Magugir, eiusdem ecclesie 
Archidiaconi, . . . 1433-41, Lib. 
provisiomtm. 

Ware is mistaken in saying that the 
Chapter of Meath had elected Peter 
Maguiro as bishop of that see. As the 
Lib. pirovisiwium named above, states, 
the Chapter postulated for him. He was 
of illegitimate birth, and so was incap- 
able of being elected. The pope receiving 
said postulation favourably, dispensed 
Maguire sttper defectu natalium, and 
then provided him to the vacant see. 

At the year 1450, the Four Masters 
say : ' ' Pierce Maguire, bishop of Clogher, 
died at Cleenish, and was interred at 
Lisgool." 

21 July, 1447. Rogeb Maguibe. 

Peter Maguire, by his procurator, 
Bernard M'acgillaoorsgli, a priest of this 
diocese, sponte et libere resigned his 
bishoprick into the hands of Nicholas 



Bishops of Clogher 



55 



v., who, having admitted said resig- 
nation, provided as Mshop ^o the vacant 
see, by bull dated Rome apud S. Petrum 
an. Ino»- Dnce. 1447, 12 Kal. Aug., an. 
lo., Roger Maguigir, canon of Clogher, 
cui de Utterarum sciencia, vite mundicia, 
honestate morum . . . a/pud eimn fide 
digna testimoma pernibentur. (Reg. 
Nic. V.) 

The Four Masters say of him, ad. an. 
1483: "Rossa, the son of Thomas Oge 
Maguire, Bishop of Clogher, a man 
eminent for wisdom and piety, who had 
kept a house of public hospitality for all, 
died, and was interred in the church of 
Achadh-Urohair [Aghaluroher] , accord- 
ing to his own selection." 

On the 29th of April, 1448, Arthur 
Magrath, canon of Clogher, as proctor of 
the Rev. father in Christ, lord Roger 
Maguigir, Elect of Clogher, as appears by 
a mandate of said Elect with his seal ap- 
pended, and dated the 6th of Nov. last 
past, now deposited in the Camera Apos- 
toliea, promising as a principal and 
private person to produce within a year 
a new adequate mandate, paid to the 
Camera Apostolica, etc. , for the common 
service of the said Elect 77 florins auri 
de Camera, and promised to pay within 
16 months the tax for the usual five 
minute services. (Lib. Oblig., 1447-55, 
f. 38.) 

E a di detto (26 Mar., 1450) duo (ati) 
quattro di cam»- s. xx. auemmo da mes- 
sere Bernardo, ibernicho, pro parte del 
communo servigio* Cocloren (sic), in Inia 
(recte Ibernia), in persona di messere 
Rugierj. {Lib. Introitus, 1448-50,. f 26.) 

• Comnvtino servigio. A blunder of the accoun- 
taiLt, as Bishop Roger's common service tax had 
been all paid nearly two years before ; it should be 
pro minuH scrvigi. 

20th of Nov., 1475. Plobence Wolley. 

This bishoprick being void by the vol- 
untary resignation of Roger (Maguire) 
into the hands of pope Sixtus IV. , who 
had previously reserved its appointment 
to himself, he by bull Apostolatus oMcium, 
dated Rome at St. Peter's the 12th of 
the Kalends of Dec, in the year 1475 of 
our Lord's Incarnation, provided to it 
Florence WoUey, an expressly professed 
monk of St. Mary's Benedictine mon- 
astery of Abingdon, in the diocese of 
Salisbury, who had been declared by 
trustworthy vritnesses to be morum hon- 
istate decorum, in spiritualibusprovidum, 
et teimporalibus circumspectum, aUisque 
virtutum meritis insignitum. (Reg. Sixti 
IV., an. v., lib. 1°, f. .) 

On the 27th of Nov., in the year of 
our Lord's Nativity 1475, the Rev. father 
in Christ, Lord Florence, Bishop of 
Clogher, caused to be paid realiter et 
cum effectu the sum of 41 florins auri de 
Camera, 12 sol. and 6 den., by the hon- 
ourable men, Bernard de Salutatis, 
Leonard de . . naciis and company, 
in total discharge of his debt pro com- 



muni servito et qziinqiie minutis servitiis. 
(Lib. quit., 1469-79, f. 153.) According 
to Stubbs (Beg. Sac.) Wolley was Suffra- 
gan of Norwich from 1478 to 1486. His 
appointment to Clogher is not mentioned 
in the next provision made to that see. 

Nillanus alias Nellanus, See below. 

14 June, 1484. John Edmund Oubsi. 

In the bull Decens reputamus of Inno- 
cent VIII., dated an. Inc^- Dnce. 1484 
pridie Id. Sejit. an. P., addressed by him 
to John Edmund Cursi, Elect of Clogher, 
he recites that this see being vacant by 
the death (sic) of bishop Roger [Maguire] 
of good memory, Sixtus IV. provided to 
it Nillanus, who died at the apostolic see, 
before his bulls were expedited ; that 
said pope Sixtus, thereupon, after dili- 
gently weighing with his brethren (the 
cardinals) the matter of appointing to the 
vacant see a useful and profitable person, 
made choice of him, John Edmund Cursi, 
a member of the order of Friars Minors, 
professor of theology, of legitimate age, 
in priests' orders, and of noble race ex 
utroque parente, religionis zelo, vite mun- 
dicia, ac morum honestate decorum, and 
provided him to the aforesaid bishoprick 
on the 18th Kal. July, in the 13th year 
of his pontificate. But lest there should 
be any hesitation regarding said provision 
and appointment, inasmuch as the bulls 
for the same had not been expedited, 
owing to the death of pope Sixtus, he. 
Innocent VIII. , decreed by these presents 
that the said provision of his predecessor 
Sixtus perinde a dicta die 18 Kal. JuUi, 
valeant et suam plenam sortiuntur effec- 
tum ac si super illis ejusdem predecessoris 
littere sub ejusdem diei dat. confecte 
fuissent, prout superius ow/ratur. (Reg, 
Innoc. VIII.) 

James . . . 

In a MS. of the Consistorial Archives, 
entitled Lib. debito)-. Sac. Collegii, 1471- 
1511, 1 find the following entry : Die V'a. 
Novembris (1494), R. D. Jacobus, Electus 
Clocoren., comendatarius monrii- Beate 
Marie de Fontevivo [Maur alias Cari- 
giliky], or. Cis. Rossen. dioc. (Tax xljf.) 

It having been reported to Alexander 
VI. that the Cistercian monastery de 
Fonte vivo [Maure], in the diocese of 
Ross, was vacant (oanonically) but in 
possession of Donatus Uhualachayn, 
calling himself a monk of the above- 
named order, who, it is asserted, holds 
it absque aliquo titulo seu juris admini- 
cttlo sibi desuper suffragamte, he desiring 
to commit the rule etc., of said abbey to 
one useful and fit, and, at the same 
time, provide a subsidy for James, Elect 
of Clogher, so that he may be able to 
maintain himself in a manner more 
befitting the episcopal dignity, sped a 
bull dated 17th of the Kal. of Nov'- 1494 
[recte, 1495] , to Donald Ohederisoeoil 
[O'DtiscoU] and Ronaldus Omurrathly. 



56 



Appendix 



respectively canons of Ross and Cork, 
bidding them or either of them, Ohuala- 
chayn, etc., being cited, whether said 
abbey was still void by the death of 
Robert, asserted to have been abbot of 
the same, or in any other way, or should 
be found to be, at the date of these pre- 
sents, unprovided with a canonical abbot 
or commendator, to confer it with all its 
rights and appurtenances, incommendam, 
on said James for his life time, to be held 
by him. together with the church of 
Clogher, over of which it is known that he 
presides, even after he has obtained peace- 
able possession, vel quasi, of the govern- 
ment and administration of the same 
church, and after his consecration. Pro- 
vided that on account of said grant m 
comniendam divine worship, the usual ■ 
number of monks and other ministers in 
said abbey shall suffer no diminution, 
and all its incumbent obligations shall 
be duly satisfied. Given at S. Peter's, 
Rome, at the date as above. (Reg. Alex. 
VI.. an°. 3, lib. 4, f. 200.) 

According to the Lih. provis., 1492-98, 
f. 117, Edmund Courcy was provided to 
the see of Ross by bull' of Alexander VI. 
dated the 6th of the Kalends of Oct., an. 
3°=26th of Sept., 1495. Twenty days 
after that he sped a bull dated the 17 of 
the Kalends of Nov., 1494 [recte, 1495], 
an°. 3''. , ordering that the abbey de Fonte 
Vi/vo [Maur] should be given in oom- 
mendam, etc., to James Elect of Clogher, 
as he is called in the same. The title of 
Elect of Clogher given to him would 
appear quite legitimate were it not, as 
the Lib. provis. ecclesiar., of the Con- 
sistory Archives states, that on the x. of 
June, MC, one Andrew was appointed 
coadjutor to Edmund, Bishop of Clogher ; 
from which it appears that, though long 
before provided to the see of Ross, Courcy 
still retained Clogher. Hence it would 
seem that James aforesaid was not Elect, 
but rather Coadjutor of Clogher. It is 
beyond question that the date 1494 
assigned to the grant of Maur abbey to 
him in coimnendam should be 1495, as 
Alexander VI. was proclaimed Pope on 
the 11th Aug'-' 1492, and so the third 
year of his pontificate should begin in 
Aug'- 1495. 

Die 5'"- Novembris (1494, recte, 1495), 
R.D. Jacobus Eleotus Clocorensis, com- 
mendatarius monasterii B. Marie de 
Fontevivo ord. Cisterciensis, Rossensis 
diocegis (se obligavit pro) taxa (ejusdem 
mon'") xii'-'/.s (flor. auri de Cam"-) Provis. 
ecclesiar. Archivii Conoist. Privatio in 
forma iuris. 

Andrew Coadjutor cum jure successionis. 

X. Jun., MD., Smus. Dns, Nr., ad re- 
lationem Rmi. Dni. Oardinalis Sauote 
Cruois, Reverendo Patri D. Edimundo, 
Episcopo Clochoren., dedit ooadjutorem 
Dominum Andream, ita quad cedcnte 
vel decedente prefato Domino Edimundo, 
censeatur ex nunc pro ut ex tunc eldem 



ecclosie provisum de persona praefati 
Domini Androe. Lib. provis. ecclesiariim, 
etc. Archivii Concist. 

24 Jan., 1502. Nehbmias Clonin. 

Die et consistorio predictis (24 Jan., 
1502) predictus S™"=- D. N. (Alex. VI.) 
ad relationem predioti Dni. Car""' (Sen- 
ensis) providit de persona Dni. Pratris 
Nemee, professoris ordinis S. Aug"'- 
eoolesie Glocoren., vacan. per translat- 
ionem Dni. Edimundi ad Ecclesiam 
Rossen., dudum factam. He resigned 
in August, 1503. 

6th of March, 1504. 

Patrick [O'ConoUy] was provided to 
this see by pope Julius 2nd on the day 
before the Nones of March, an 1°. On 
the 23rd of April, 1504, he promised, by 
his proctor Pandulfus de la Casa, to pay 
the tax due by him, ratione electioms,'' 
viz. 77 florins. (Obligationes 1471-151) .) 
Anent him the Pou» Masters say : ' ' Gilla 
Patrick O'Conolly (i.e. the son of Henry), 
abbot of Clones, died an. 1504, after hav- 
ing obtained the bishopriok of Clogher." 

4th April, 1505. Eugene Mac Camaill 

[Mac Gawell] . 

On the voidance of this see by the death 
extra curiam of Patrick of good memory, 
Julius 2nd, who had reserved its appoint- 
ment to himself, by his bull Apostolatus 
officium, dated Rome at S. Peter's, an". 
Incarnacions Dnce. pridie Nonas Aprilis, 
an^ 2'i''-. provided to it Eugene, dean of the 
same, in priest's orders, and recommended 
to him by trustworthy witnesses for his 
learning, blameless life and conversation, 
foresight and discretion in matters spiri- 
tual and temporal, etc. He was dispensed 
by another bull to accept this bishopriok, 
notwithstanding the loss of a small por- 
tion of the little finger of his left hand, 
quam pro defensione ecclesie predicte 
passus fuisset, and was licensed to re- 
ceive consecration from any Catholic 
bishop, etc., of his choice. (Reg. Julii. 
II., an. 5, lib. 4, f. 82.) 

'The above name Eugene appears in the 
Irish version of the Annals of the Four 
Masters as eoj/jn, and is anglicised Owen 
by O'Donovan in his translation of the 
same. These Annals state, at 1508, that 
William Oge Mac Cawell, who was brother 
of bishop Owen, and dean of Clogher, • 
died in that year ; and, at an. 1515, they 
note the death of said Owen. 

11th Feb., 1516-7. Pateitiub Oculayn. 

An Austin friar, and a celebrated 
preacher. He was provided to this see 
by pope Leo X. on the 8rd of the Ides of 
Feb., anno 4'''=llth of Feb., 1516, if we 
count from the year of the Incarnation, 
or 1517 aere communis. (Vide Garampi, 
Schede.) 

" Fr. Patritius Cullen, Hibernus, vir 
divinis humanisque litteris egregie in- 
structus, per magnam vitte sanctimo- 
niam, et singularem doctrinani multam 
sibi in tota Hibernia, famam comparavit. 



Bishops of Clogher. 



57 



An. 1S15, die 27 Nov., ad Clogherensem 
Bpisoopatumpraesentatur, quern an. inse- 
quenti a Leone X. aooepit" (Lanteri 
Eremi Sacrae Augustinianae) . In 1528 
the pope dispensed him from residence on 
account of the poverty of his see. (Reg. 
Cromer.) He died in 1584, and was 
buried in his cathedral. 

Fr. Lanteri (opere citato) says that 
CuUen was present at the fifth Council 
of Lateran ; his name, however, does not 
appear in Labbe's list of bishops who 
assisted thereat. 

6th Aug'-. 1535. Odo (Hugh) O'Cee- 

VALLAN. 

Rome Die Veneris vj. Augusti. MD 
XXXV. fuit consistorium apud Sanctum 
Marcum, in quo, etc., ad relationem R™'> 
Dni. de pisanis ecolesie Clocaren., in 
Hibernia, provisum fuit de persona 
Odonis Aserbelem, cum retentione om- 
nirmi et singulorum. (Cod. Arohivii 
Consist.) 

In the Register of Paul III., libro 251, 
f . 341, the entry regarding the above pro- 
vision states that Odo, rector of the par. 
church of Donochmor [recte, Donagh- 
more] , diooese Derry, was appointed on 
the 8th of the Ides of August (=6th of 
Aug'-), 1535. 

6th Jany- 1537, Mandate for the Conse- 
cration of Hugh Ocerbellan. 

A. Spinola, etc., Camerarius. 
R*°- Domino Alfonso, Episoopo Bovin. , 
in Romana Curia residenti. De man- 
date, etc. Et auctoritate, etc , tenore 
presentium oomittimus et mandamus, 
ut aliquo Dominico vel alio festivo die, 
et in Eoclesia uobis condecen, adhibitis 
vobiscum duobus vel tribus aliis Epis- 
oopis gratiam et oommunionem Ar^""- 
Sedis habentibus, R. P. D. Odoni Ocer- 
bellan electo Clocaren. munus oonse- 
crationis Dominis Blectis impendi 
solitum et consuetum infra missarum 
solemnia impendatis. Ipsumque conse- 
cretis juxta formam et consuetudinem 
S'*- Ro. ecc°- in talibus servaci solitum 
et consuetum. In contrariis, etc. In 
quorum fidom, etc. 

Dat. Rome, etc.. Die xvj. Jan'"- 1537. 
Diversor. Cameral. Pauli III., Lib. No. 
108, f. 1. 

In a letter of King Henry VIII. to the 
Lord Deputy of Ireland, dated the 18th 
of Oct., 1542, he informed him, inter alia, 
that "he had accepted the submission 
of the Bishop of Clogher, with the sur- 
render of his bulls, and re-appointed him 
with £40 in money." (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 
Ireland, 32-33 Hen. VIII.) After this 
act of apostaoy on O'Cervallen's part the 
Apostolic See ceased to recognise him as 
Bishop of Clogher ; hence in the Consis- 
torial Act of the 27th of August, 1546, 
appointing Raymond Mac Mahon to 
Clogher, that see was declared to be void 
by the death of Patrick [O'Oulayn] of 
good memory. 

* Needs correction. I take it that tlie writer 
in auro iti Ilia parte et patria. 



27th Aug'- 1546. Raymond Mac Mahon. 

Die Veneris xxvij. Augusti, M.Dxlvi., 
Eomaa apud Sanctum Marcum, etc., fuit 
consistorium seeretum, in quo Sanotis- 
simus D. N., R™°- D. Ardinghello, etc., 
referente, providit ecolesise Clochoren., 
tunc per obitum bo. me. Patritii, illius 
ultimiepiscopiex. Ro. cu. defuncti, vacan., 
de persona D. Raymundi Machmauna, 
ipsius ecolesise oanonici, in presbyteratus 
ordine constitute Ipsumque illi in epis- 
copum et pastorem prEefecit, etc. Cum 
retentione oanonioatus et prsebendEe pre- 
dict, ad sex menses a die habitse pacifica; 
possessionis diotae ecclesiae computandos. 
Nee uon cum dispensationibus, deroga- 
tionibus et clausulis opportunis et con- 
suetis. Absolvens, etc. (Bx Codioe 
Archivii Consistorialis.) 

In a Processus Consistorialis, existing 
in the Archives of the College of Cardinals, 
we find the following particulars regard- 
ing the see of Clogher and its proposed 
bishop Raymund Macmahuna ; ' ' Sancte 
Pater . . . oivitas Cloohorensis, sita 
in provinoia Hiberna (sic), muris uon est 
cincta, et est parva, et in ea, computatis 
viris, mulieribus et pueris, possunt esse 
animffi trecente vel quadringentse vel 
circa, et nomen proprium Domini in 
temporalibus dicte civitatis est Dutagus, 
qui nuncupatur prinoeps Onet [? recte, 
Oneill] . Ecclesia sub invocatione ali- 
oujus sancti non appellatur, sed tantum 
dicitur Ecclesie Clochorensis ; et regu- 
lariter ecolesie in illis partibus sub in- 
vocatione sanctorum non appellantur, 
sed habent quedam nomina spetialia, 
quibus una ab alia discerni potest. Eo- 
clesia est parva , ornata tamen ; habet tria 
altaria lignea, tres calioes argenteos, 
Cffiterasque res, licet non multas ad 
cultmn divinum necessarias. Habet 
dioo. juxta dioo. Cailmonen {_recte, Kil- 
moren] , et juxta dioc. Ardachaden. 

In ea est decanat^is, dignitas major post 
pontificalem. Deinde archidiaconatus, 
nee non duodecim oanonici. Pruotus 
ecclesia commuui extimatione asceudunt 
ad sexaginta marcharum sterlingorum ; 
*12 marcus sterlingorum in ilia parte est 
patriq. est extimationis duorum scutorum 
auri in auro. In libris camere est in 
Taxa Pl[oren.] 66§. Decanatus dignitas 
reddit fructus xii. Marcharum, archidia- 
conatus octo marchar., canonioatus 
quinque marchar. sterlingorum valoris 
et estimationis ut supra. 

Promovendus appellatur Rajanundus 
Maomahun, dioc. Clochorensis canonious 
et archipresbyter dicte ecclesie Clocho- 
rensis ; vir annorum quinquagiuta, bonus 
et [ex] satis nobilibus parentibus ; ad 
omnes ordines sacros promotus, missam 
oelebrans — bona conscientia, fama et 
moribus. 

Fuit expedita die 27 Augusti (1546), 
cum dispensationibus et clausulis oppor- 
tunis et consuetis. 

Referente B™"- D. Niocolao, etc., Car'^- 
Ardinghello." 
means that i2 marks are equivalent to two scudi auri 



OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 
DIOCESIS MIDENSIS. 



1413-1535. 



Diversorum J oh. XXIII. 
1413. 
1. Badem die (xi. Sept.), Vermitius {recte Dermitius) Okibne, princi- 
palis, obligavit se pro annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie de Oluanfadd' 
[recte Cluanfada] de Fertullach, Midensis dioc, cuius fructus viij. mar- 
charum sterlingorum eommuni extimatione, vacantis per mortem 
Eichardi Ikallain extra, curiam ; aibi collate apud S. A [ntonium] 
extra muros Florentin. xiiij. Kalendas Septembris; anno quarto. [F. 
160.) 

Diversor. Martini V. 
MCCCCXXI. 

1. Badem die (xviiij. Aug.), Andreas Okachasayd [O'Casey] , princi- 
palis, obligavit se Camere super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis 
ecclesie Sancti Bnani de Druimratb alias de Druimrathan,' Midensis 
dioc, cuius fructus xij. marcarum sterlingorum commnni ex- 
timatione, vacantis per non promocionem (ad sacerdotium infra annum) 
Symonis Okathasayd; collate eidem Tibure ij. Nonas Augusti, anno 
quarto. (1421-23,/. 36). 

2. Die xvj. eiusdem (Dec), Nicolaus Jordane, perpetuus vicarius 
parrochialis ecclesie de Lercore,^ Midensis dioc, procuratorio nomine, 
prout publico constabat instrumento, obligavit se Camere nomine 
Eoberti Braynok super annata prioratus Domus Dei de Molinger 
ordinis S. Augustini, dicte dioc, cuius fructus xl. marcarum sterling- 

1413, f . 160. was built at the close of the 12th century, 
1 Ohtan fada de Fertullach [recte, and was liberally endowed by the family 
Chiam-fada, etc., i.e., the long meadow of the founder. Sir Henry Dillon. It 
of PertTillagh, now Clonf ad, in the barony was pulled down, and a Protestant church 
of Partullagh, in the 00. of Westmeath. built with the materials alongside (Co- 
It is called Clonfade in the papal Tax- gan's Meath). In the year 588, a mon- 
atoin of 1302-6, and is valued there at 14s. astery in honour of St. Enan was founded 
yearly. The old church (now in ruins) here. The Martyrology of Donegal, mar- 
measures 59 feet 6 inches by 16 feet 2 king his feast-day at the 19th of August, 
inches. See note No. 38.) In the Bull says; " Enan of Druim-raithe, in West- 
(Reg. Jo. XXIII., an. . . . , lib. 36, meath. He was of the race of Eochaidh 
fol. 275), Oluan fada, etc., is written Einnfuathairt, from whom Brighit de- 
Cluomfada de Fertulach, 01 Chioinfada, scends." In the Taxation of 1302-6, 
etc., and Ikallain, Ocallain., and Ver- Drumrath is valued at 6 marks yearly, 
mitius Okibne is there called Dermicius F. 71. 
Oribiie. 2 Lerewe. — Now Laraoor, a parish in 
1421-3, f. 36. the barony of Moyfenrath Lower, 00. 
1 Druimrath, — Now Drumraney, i.e. Meath. The old parish church was dsdi- 
Ferny-ridge, a parish in the barony of cated to St.Peter— its site is now occupied 
Kilkenny West, co. of Westmeath, about by the Protestant parish church (Cogan's 
6 miles (east) of Athlone. The church Dioc. of Meath). Ilangan castle, the 



DIOCESIS MIDENSIS. 



59 



orum communi extimatione, vacantia per obitum Thomas Bryde extra 
curiam; collati eidem Eome, etc., Idibus Octobris, anno quarto. {F. 71.) 
3. Die xxviij. predicti (Maii), Donaldus Omolmoyg, principalis, obli- 
gavit se Camere super annata parrochialis ecclesie Sci. Colmani de 
Linnela,* Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, cum capellis sibi annexis, xxxiiij. 
marcharum sterlingorum communi extimaeione, vacantis tanto tempore, 
etc., collate eidem Eome apud S. Petrum, etc. Non. Maii, anno quarto. 
{F. 310.) 

MCCCCXXII. 

1. Eadem die (viij. Aprilis), Wilhelmus Oroya, principalis, obligavit 
se Camere super annata prioratus Sanctorum Taurini et Fechini Pawrie,i 
ordinis S. Benedicti, Midensis dioc, cuius fructus Ixxx. marcharum 
sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantis per obitum Eadulphi de 
Gometicis extra curiam; collati eidem Eome, etc., xiiij. Kalendas 
Aprilis, anno quinto. (F. 107.) 

2. Die octava predicti (Aprilis), Thomas Eosellis, principalis, obligavit 
se Camere super annata archidiaconatus de Kenlys* in ecclesia Midensi, 
cui parroohiaUs ecclesia de Nobyre,^ Midensis dioc, est annexa, cuius 



ancient manor house of the Wellesleys, 
is in this parish — it was the birth-place 
of the Duke of Wellington, but is now in 
ruins. Dean Swift was at one time the 
Protestant Vicar of this parish. It is 
valued in the Taxation at 27 marks, and 
the vicarage of the same at 5J marks. 

3 Prioratus Domus Dei de Malinger. — 
The priory of St. Mary of Mullingar, a 
house of Regular Canons following the 
rule of St. Austin, was founded in the 
1227 by Ralph le Petyt, bishop of Meath. 

F. 310. 

4 Linnela. — Called by the Pour Masters 
Lann-Ealla, i.e. The Church of EalJa, 
which, 0' Donovan says, was the name of 
an ancient forest where St. Colman Ela, 
a nephew of St. Columba, erected a 
church in the sixth century. Dr. Eeevee 
says (Vit. S. Columba, p. 124, note e) S. 
Colmau Ela, sometimes called Colman- 
ellus, derived his surname from Ela a 
stream, which also gave name to his 
church of Lann-Ela, now Lynally, near 
Tullamore in the King's County. He 
further tells us on the authority of Joce- 
lin, c. 96 ; Usher, Wks. VI, p. 530, Tigher- 
nach, that S. Colman was the founder 
of the priory of Muckamore, in the co. of 
Antrim, and joint patron with St. Mac 
Nissi, of Coimor ; that he was born in 
Glenally, in the oo. of Tyrone, in 555, 
and died in his monastery of Lynally, in 
611, aged 56. The Annalists are not 
agreed as to when and at what age St. 
Colman died. (See Appendix.) 

P. 107. 

5 Prioratus Sanctorum, etc., Fawoie. — 
The Irish name of this place is, says 
O'Donovan (An. Four Masters, 1176, 
note s), Baile fobair, i.e. the town of 
Fore. According to the life of St. Fechin, 



this place was originally called Oleann 
Fobhar, i.e. the Glen of the Spring. It 
is now known as Fore, and is situated in 
the barony of Pore, oo. of Westmeath. 
St. Pechin founded a monastery here in 
the first half of the seventh century ; he 
died of the plague, which raged in Ire- 
land, in the year 664. His church, 
notable for its magnificent Cyclopean 
doorway, is still extant in marvellous 
preservation. 

"After the Anglo-Norman invasion, 
says Cogan {Diocese of Meath) , the mon- 
astery founded by S. Fechin pined away 
and its property passed in the possession 
of Hugh de Lacy." In 1209 Walter de 
Lacy refounded this abbey under the in- 
vocation of SS. Taurin and Pechin for 
Benedictines whom he brought from the 
abbey of S. Taurin of Evreux in Nor- 
mandy, of which house Pore became a 
cell or dependency. William Nugent 
was the last prior of this house. A lease 
under letters, 10 May, ix., was granted 
by Queen Elizabeth to Christopher 
Nugent, lord of Delvin, of the site of the 
priory or manor of Powre, the lands of 
Fowre, etc. (Fiants, Elizabeth, 1089.) 

1422, f. 108. 
1 Kenlys. — It was one of those minor 
sees existing in early times in the terri- 
tory of Meath, which later on being 
united went to form one diocese known 
since then as Meath. This diocese has 
neither Dean nor Chapter. The arch- 
deaconry of Kells, or Meath, as it is 
frequently styled in the papal Registers, 
is the only dignity besides the pontifical 
— dignitas prima post pcmtificalem, as 
said Registers call it. 
2 Nobyre. — NowNobber, a parish partly 



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OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 



fructus c. marcarum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantia per 
cessionem Symonis Northew in curia; coUati eidem Eome, etc., iiij. 
Idus Aprilis, anno quarto. {F. 108.) 

MCCCCXXIII. 

1. Die xxiij eiusdem (Januarii), Reverendus pater dominus Wilhelmus 
Scurlag, abbaa monasterii Beate Marie ville de Trym/ ordinis 8. Augus- 
tini, Midensis dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere, tarn proprio quam 
dicti conventus nomine, super medietate annate ecclesie manerii et ville 
Kyldalk,'' dicte dice, cuius fructus xl. marc, sterlingorum communi ex- 
timatione, prefato monasterii unite ; collate eidem (sic) Eome apud S. 
Petrum, v. Kalendas Januarii, anno sexto. Item dicta obligacio facta 
fuit pro media annat. juxta deliberacionem Camere. Ita est. N. de Valle. 
{F. 210.) 

2. Badem die (xxviiij. Jan.), Johannes Ykynean, principalis, obligavit 
se Camere super annata rectorie parroohialis ecclesie Beate Marie de 
Lochseudy,' Midensis dioc, cuius fructus xl. marcarum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, vacantis per obitum Johannis Ykachasayd extra 
curiam. Expeditur unum Perinde valere sub dat. Rome apud S. Petrum, 
Kalendis Januarii, anno sexto. Item pro fructibus male perceptis ex 



in tlie barony of Kells Lower, but chiefly 
in that of Morgallion, oo. of Meath. It 
appears among the churches of the dean- 
ery of Slane, in the Taxation of 1302-6, 
and is valued there at 20 marks yearly. 
It is the birth-place of the celebrated 
bard Turlough O'Carolan. The Irish 
name of this place would be an-obair, 
i.e. the obnir or work, a name given to 
the English fortress there ; the article 
an coming before a vowel is contracted to 
n and is incorporated with its noun obair, 
which so becomes Nobair. (Joyce's Irish 
Place-Names.) 

1423, f. 210. 
1 Mmi. B. Marie de Trym. — Trim was 
called in Irish, Ath-truim, i.e., the ford 
of the elder trees, from the trees of this 
name which grew near the old ford across 
the Boync. The Four Masters write {ad 
an. 432): " Ath-Truim was founded by 
Patrick, it having been granted by Fedh- 
lim, son of Laeghairc, son of Niall, to 
God and to him, Loman and Fortohern. ' ' 
It was rebuilt in the 13th century by the 
De Laoys for Canons Regular of S. Austin. 
On the 6th Sept. , 1400, Henry IV. granted 
letters patent to this house, taking into 
his protection all persons, whether Irish 
rebels or liege subjects, coming to it on 
pilgrimage, in honour of the Blessed 
Virgin Mary, thereby confirming an 
ancient privilege of immunity of such 
pilgrims from all suits of the king, of 
the lords of Meath, or of any other per- 
son whatsoever. These letters were con- 
firmed on an inspeximus, 10 March, 1485. 
(Rot. Pat. 2 Henry V. 139.) 



2 Kyldalk. — Called in an Irish charter, 
in the Book of Kells, Gill-Delga, i.e. 
Delga's church, now Kildalkey. This 
parish is in the co. of Meath, and barony 
of Lune, 3 miles (s.E.) from Athboy. In 
the Taxation (1302-6) it is valued at 101 
yearly. Cogan (Dioc. of Meath) says that 
the patron saint of this parish is S. 
Dympna — the virgin martyr. Her feast 
is kept on the 15th May, which is the an- 
niversary of the translation of her relics. 
There is a holy well, now almost dried up, 
near the old church, which is called, he 
says, Tober Damhnat, or Dympna. Is 
Dympna identical with Damhnat? A 
monastery was founded here called Cill- 
Dealga, at a very early period, of which 
S. Trena (Acta SS., p. 720), the friend of 
St. Moohta of Louth, was abbot in the 
fifth century. The M artyrology of Dorm- 
gal, at the 22 March, says : Trian, son of 
Deit, of Gill Ealga. 

F. 213. 

3 Marie de Lochseudy. — In Irish, Baile- 
Mor-Locha-Semhdidhe, ' ' now Ballymore 
Lovighsewdy, in the co. of Westmeath, 
midway between Athlone and MuUingar, 
The lough from which this ancient Anglo- 
Irish town (now a ruined village) took 
its name is now corruptly called, in Irish, 
loc Semdile, and in English Lough 
Sunderlin, from the late Lord Sunder- 
lin ; but its correct name of Lough Sewdy 
has been adopted on the Ordnance Map" 
(An. Four Masters, 1450, note p). This 
church appears in the Taxation (1302-6) 
as Lexeuedi ; it is valued there at 40 
marks yearly. 



DIOCESIS MIDENSIS. 6l 

dicta reotoria. Fuit restituta [bulla], sine obligacione, de mandato 
domini Viceoamerarii. Ita est. N. de Valle. {F. 213.) 

3. Eadem die (xv. Maii) Johaunes McGillananem, decanus ecolesie 
Ardakadensis, et Eicardus Offergayl [O'Farrell] , perpetuus vicarius de 
Tirfaylan,* Ardakadensis dioc, tanquam principales, et private persone, 
obligarunt se Camera, nomine Andree Okachasayd, super annata par- 
rochialis ecolesie Beate Marie de Lochseiudi [Ballymore] , Midensis 
dioc, cuius fructus xlvj. marcarum sterlingorum communi extimatione, 
vacantia per amocionem Johannis Okachasayd, etc.; collate eidem 
Eome, etc., iij. Idus Junii, anno quarto. Item promiserunt producere 
mandatum ratificacionis infra x. menses. {F. 254.) 

MCCCCXXV. 
1. Eadem die (xxviiij. Martii), prefati Cornelius (vide Eapoten. dioc, 
sub dat. ut supra) nomine quo supra (loc. citat.) obligarunt se Camere, 
nomine Patricii Preyn, super annata parrochialis ecclesie Sti. Patricii de 
Treym [Trim] , Midensis dioc, cuius fructus 0. marcarum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, vacature per resignacionem Johannis Preyn 
fiendam ; collate eidem Bome, etc., Nonis Januarii, anno octavo. Item 
promiserunt producere mandatum ratificacionis infra x menses. (1424- 
27,/. 50.) 

MCCCOXXVII. 

1. Eadem die (iij. Aprilis), Eichardus Smyche, principalis, obligavit 
se Camere super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie de Cnok- 
marke,^ Midensis dioc, cuius fructus sexdecim marcarum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, vacantis per obitum Philippi Bonham in curia ; 
collate eidem Eome, etc., xv. Kal Aprilis, anno decimo. (1427-28,/. 17.) 

2. Die quinta dicti mensis Maii, Nicolaus Okynga [Hibernice ua 
Cinga] , principalis, obligavit se Camere super annata rectorie sive 
plebanie parrochialis ecclesie de Athnurchayr,^ Midensis dioc, cuius 
fructus octuaginta marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, va- 
cantis per obitum Nicolai Wattenhul extra curiam ; collate eidem Eome, 
etc, iij. Idus Marcii, anno decimo. (F. 27.) 

MCOCCXXVIII. 
1. Eadem die (xxj. Aprilis), Johannes Omolon, perpetuus vicarius de 
Muylahe,^ Tuamensis dioc, ut principalis, et privata persona, obligavit 

1423, f . 254. the town of the ford of the throw or cast ; 

1 Twfaylan. — Not identified. it is now known as Ardnurcher or Horse 

Leap. The local tradition regarding this 

1427-8, f. 17. last name, says Cd^an (Dioc. of Meath), 

1 Cnokmarke. —KnockmaTk, a parish is that it conies from Sir Hugh de Lacy's 
in the barony of Deece Lower, oo. of having on horseback leaped over the draw- 
Meath, 2J miles from Dunshaughlin. It bridge. This parish is partly in the 
is valued in the Taxation of 1302-6 at 101 barony of Kilcoursey, King's county, but 
yearly ; and in that of 31 Henry VIII. chiefly in that of Moycashel in West- 
the vicarage of the same is set down at meath. In the Taxation (1302-6) it is 
£4 17s. Od. per annum. valued at 26 marks yearly. The site of 

2 Athnurchayr. — Called by the Four the old church is occupied by the Pro- 
Masters Ath-an-urchair, and still by the testant parish church. 

na,trvea,sa.y!i Joyce, BaAle-atha-an-urchair F. 133. 

pronounced Blaanurcher, which means 1 2kfM!/Za;i«.—Moylough, a parish partly 



62 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

se Oamere, nomine Oddonis Oheghyn, super annata rectorie parrochialis 
ecclesie de Laynicala [Lynally] , Midensis dioc, cui nonnulle capelle 
unite existunt ; cuius fruotus quadraginta marcharum sterlingorum 
eommuni extimatione, vacantis per non promotionem Donaldi Omaelin- 
huaigh,^ collate eidem Eome, etc., viij. Kalendas Aprilis, anno undecimo. 
Item promisit producere mandatum ratificacionis infra octo menses. 
{F. 133.) 

2. Eadem die (xvj. Dec), Thomas Eosellis, principalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Patricii de Trym, 
Midensis dioc, cuius fructus centum et quinquaginta marcharum ster- 
lingorum eommuni extimatione, vacantis per resignacionem domini 
Johannis Preen, domini nostri Pape capellani, extra curiam; collate 
eidem Eome, etc, ij. Kalendas Julii, anno undecimo. Item pro fructibus 
male perceptis nichil solvit, quia nichil percepit ; et sic determinatum 
fuit per dominos Oamere. (1428-30, /. 8.) 

MCCCCXXVIIII. 

1. Badem die x. Junii), Thomas Barby, principalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata archidiaconatus de Kenlis [Kells] in ecclesia 
Midensi, cuius fructus sexaginta marcharum sterlingorum eommuni 
extimatione, vacantis per obitum Ade Del Naas extra curiam, et Thome 
Eosellis, Abbreviatoris in curia ; coUati eidem Eome, etc., viij. Idus 
Martii, anno duodecimo. {F. 67.) 

2. Dicta die (xviiij. Nov.), Dermicius Maoruaric, principalis, obligavit 
se Oamere super annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie Noveville' Pear- 
aibtula Midensis (dioc), cuius fructus, etc., viij. mar. sterlingorum 
eommuni extimatione, vacantis per obitum Johannis Omyeaig alias 
Odubragilla, extra curiam; collate eidem Ferentini, xiiij. Kal. Septembris, 
anno duodecimo. {F. 91.) 

3. Dicta die (secunda Dec), Willialmus Okaohassaygh, principalis, 
obligavit se Oamere super annata perpetue vicarie parochialis ecclesie 
Sancti Enani de Druymraina, alias Druymraohne [Drumraney], 
Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, etc., xij. marcharum sterlingorum eom- 
muni extimatione, vacantis per non promotionem Symonis Okachassaygh; 
collate eidem Perentini, Idibus Julii, anno duodecimo. (F. 95.) 

4. Dicta die (x. Nov.), una bulla pro Dermicius (sic) Maeruario super 
rectoria parrochialis ecclesie Noveville de Pearaibtulach [Newtown], 
Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, etc., viij. marcharum sterlingorum eom- 
muni extimatione, restituta [fuit] sine obligacione. {F. 261.) 

Lib. Annatar : Mart. V. 

MCCOCXXX. 

1. Dicta die (viiij. Aug,), Mauricius Osnay,' principalis, obligavit se 

in the barony of Killian, oo. Gal way, but 1428-30, f . 91. 

chiefly in that of Tiaquin, in the same 1 Noveville, etc. — Newtown, a parish 

county. partly in Partullagh barony, oo. of West- 

2 Omaelmhuaigh, or O'Mael-mhuaidh, meath, but chiefly in the barony of 

now anglicized O'Mulloy. The O'Mul- Moycashel in the same county, 

loy's were the chieftains of the district 1430-31, f. 21. 

(Feara-Geall) in which Lynally parish 1 Osnay. — This appears in the Ee- 

was situated. gestum as Oseray, 



DIOCESIS MIDENSIS 63 

Camere super annata monasterii Ste. Marie de Flumine Dei." Cister- 
oiensis ordinis, Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, etc., xx. marcharum 
sterlingorum oommuni extimatione, vacantis per obitum Gilberti 
Macmulchallan, extra Eomanam curiam deffuncti (sic) ; collati eidem 
Eome apud Sanctos ApoBtolos, vij. Idus Julii, anno X"°- ' (1430-31, 

/• 21.) 

Lib. Annatar. Eug. TV. 

MCCCCXXXI. 

1. Dicta die (vj. Aug.), Philippus Walche, principalis, obligavit se 

Camere super annata rectorie parrochialis eoclesie de Lyne,' Midensis 

dioc, cuius fructus, etc., sexdecim marcharum sterlingorum communi 

extimatione; et que de iure patronatus laycorum, ut idem asserit (existit), 

vacantis per obitum Cornellii alias Cuchaigri Machoreathtaich extra 

curiam. Collate eidem Eome, etc., anno ut supra (Incarnacionis 

Dominice mcccexxxj.) iiij. Nonas Julii, anno primo. (1431-33,/. 58.) 

MCCCCXXXII. 
1. Dicta die (xviij. Julii), Eoricus Macmurcheartaich [Mac Murtagh] , 
principalis, obligavit se Camere super annata rectorie parrochialis 
ecclesie Beate Marie de Lochside [Ballymore] alias de Villamagna, 
Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, etc., quadraginta marcharum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, yacanture [sic) per privationem Andree Okasaych, 
fiendam. Collate eidem Eome, etc., anno etc. (Incarnacionis Dominice 
mccccxxxij.), viij. Idus Junii, anno secundo. {F. 147.) 

Diversor. Eug. IV, 
MCCCCXXXVIII. 

1. Dicta die (xxij. Junii), Eoricus Mac, principalis, obligavit se Camere 
super annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie Beate Marie de Loch Scydi 
[Ballymore] , Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, etc., quadraginta marcharum 
sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantis per resignacionem Johannis 
Ochaynean in partibus factam. Coll. eidem Perrarie, anno ut supra 
(mccccxxxviij.) xiiij. Kal. Junii, anno octavo. (1436-39,/. 207.) 

2. Dicta die (xxviiij. Julii), prefatus Johannes [Ocany] , ut principalis, 
et prefata persona, obligavit se Camere, nomine Huathne Omailmuayd 
[O'Molloy], super annata parrochiahs ecclesie Sancti Colmani de 

2 Hon. Ste. Marie, etc. — An abbey was 1431-33, f. 58. 

founded here (Kilbeggan, in the barony 1 Lyne. — In the dioc. of Meath, there 
of Moycashel, co. of Westmeath) by St. are two parish churches, one now called 
Beean, son of Murchade, of the blood Leny in the bars'- of Corkaree, 00. West- 
royal of Munster ; he was a contemporary meath ; the other named Lynn, in the 
of St. Colranb, and his festival is held barJ- of Fartullagh, 00. Westmeath ; now, 
on the 5th of April. In the year 1200 a which of them is identical with the par. 
monastery for Cistercians, brought from of Lyne in the annat entry, I cannot say. 
Mellifont in Louth, was founded here. In the papal Taxation (1302-6) of this 
probably on the site of St. Becan's abbey, dioc, the benefice of Leciie is valued at 
by the Daltons (Archdall's Monastieon). 6 marks yearly, and that of Lene at 9 
It was, according to Cistercian usage, marks yearly ; in another Taxation of 
dedicated to our Lady, and was known the same date and dioc, I find: "Dean- 
as St. Mary's De Flumine Dei. ery of MuUingar, the church de Lyn, 

3 Anno Xmo — in the papal Register valued at 6 marks, Lecne rectory 40s. 
the date is marked an. XIII. yearly, & Lene, value 9 marks yearly. 



64 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

Layandeala [Lynally] , Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, etc., triginta mar- 
charum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacanture per privacionem 
Donaldi fiendam. Collate eidem Perrarie, anno ut supra (mccccxxxviij.), 
Id. Julii, anno octavo. {F. 216.) 

MCCCOXXXVIIII. 
1. Dicta die (xvij. Aprilis), Mauricius Oeonayng, principalis, obligavit 
se Oamere super annata parrochialia ecclesie villa Castelli de Vastina,^ 
Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, etc., vigintiquatuor marcharum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, vacature per privacionem Mauricii Macreafa (?) 
[vel Macreasa] fiendam. Coll. eidem Elorenpie anno etc., mcoccxxxviiij., 
vj. Idus Aprilis, anno nono. (1438-42,/. 56.) 

MCCCCXL. 

1. Dicta die (xxviiij. Julii), Maurianua Macg [rua ?] yrcg, principalis, 
obligavit se Oamere super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie 
Sancti Enani de Drumrane [Drumraney] , Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, 
etc., duodecim marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantis 
per modum nove provisionis. Coll. eidem Plorencie, anno etc., mccccxl. 
iij. Nonas Julii, anno decimo. {F. 169.) 

2. Dicta die (ut immediate supra) Eoricus Macmurchertaidh, princi- 
palis, obligavit se Camere super annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie 
Beate Marie de Lochssyddi (sic) alias de Villamag [n] a [Ballymore] , 
Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, etc, sexaginta marcharum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, vacantis per modum nove provisionis. Coll. 
eidem Plorencie, anno ut supra (mccccxl.), viii. Idus Julii, anno decimo. 
(F. 169.) 

3. Dicta die (xxj. Nov.), Thomas Macmurchertaid, clericus Ardaka- 
densis dioc, ut principalis et privata persona, obligavit se Camere, nomine 
Johannis Macmurhertaid, eius fratris, super annata parrochialis ecclesie 
Beate M°- de Lochssydi alias de Villamagna [Ballymore] , Midensis dice, 
cuius fructus, etc., sexginta marcharum sterlingorum communi extim- 
atione, vacantis per obitum quondam Andrea Ochaassy, extra curiam 
deffuncti. Collate eidem Plorencie anno ut supra (mccccxl), xvij. 
Kalendas Decembris, anno decimo. (F. 200.) 

MCCCCXLI. 
1. Dicta die (xv. (Martii), Mauricius Bremighan, principalis, obligavit 
se Camere super annata prioratus monasterii Sanete Trinitatis de Lauda 
Dei [recte de Laude Dei] ' sive Baly, ordinis Sancti Augustini, Midensis 

1438-42, f. 56. Inquest held at Mullingar, 4th Oct., 

1 Villa castelli de Vastina. — Now called 1609, it appears that Thomas Hopp, 

Castletownkindalen, and also Castletown- Constable of MoUingarre, was then seized 

Geoghegan from its ancient proprietors, of the rectory of Wastiiia, with thp chapel 

the Mageoghegans, chiefs of Moyoashel, of ChurcMon. (Lemster Iiiq., Westmeath, 

is a parish in the barony of Moycashel, No. 3, Jac. I.) Vastina, as it is called 

CO. of Westmeath. " The old church is in the Taxation, is valued there at 20 

all but gone, as most of the walla have marks yearly, 

been torn dovsm for building purposes." P. 224. 

It measured about ninety-four feet in 2 Prioratus Mon. See. Trinitatis, etc. 

length. (Cogan'a Meath.) From an — A priory for Austin Canons, under the 



DIOCESIS MIDENSIS 65 

dioc, cuius fructus, etc., quadraginta marcharum sterlingorum communi 
extimatione ; vacanture per privacionem Remundi fiendam. Coll. eidem 
Florencie anno ut supra (mccccxl.), iiij. Nonas Marcii, anno decimo. 
{F. 224.) 

2. Dicta die (v. Mali), Jacobus Dalton, principalis, obligavit se Camere 
super annata monasterii Sanctorum Johannis et Petri de Olwanarde,^ 
ordinis S. Augustini, Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, etc., viginti marcharum 
sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantis per obitum Eaynaldi extra 
curiam. Coll. eidem Florencie, anno ut supra (mccccxli.), x°- Kal. Maii, 
anno decimo [recte undecimo] . {F. 236.) 

3. Die xvij. eiusdem (Maii) Geraldus Odaly, priucipalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie de Kyllucone,* 
Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, etc., quadraginta marcharum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, vacature per privacionem Richardi fiendam. Coll. 
eidem Florencie, anno ut supra (mccccxlj.), pridie Nonas Maii, anno 
undecimo. {F. 240.) 

MCCCCXLIII. 
Dicta die (xxxj. Aug.), Willialmus Stok, principalis, obligavit se Camere 
super annata parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Pyniani de Cluoynard [Clonard] , 
Midensis dioc, cuius fructus vigintiquatuor marcharum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, vacature per privacionem Henrici fiendam. 
Coll. eidem Senis, anno ut supra (mccccxliij.), vij. idus Augusti, anno 
xiijo- (1442-44, /. 131.) 

MCCCCXLIIII. 
1. Dicta die (x. Mart.), Donaldus Omulmoyd [O'Molloy] , principalis, 
obligavit se Camere super annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie Sancti 
Colmani de Layndela [Lynally] , Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, etc, 
trigintaquatuor marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantis 
per non promocionem ad sacerdocium } Coll. eidem Rome (ut supra) 
[apud S. Petrum, anno etc., mccccxliij.] , xv. kal. Marcii, anno xiij. 

invocation of The Holy Trinity, was from tlie Bishop of Clonfert's able and 

founded at Baile-Ui-Bhogain, i.e. the charming work on Ireland's Ancient 

town of O'Bogan, now Ballyboggan, in Schools and Scholars, will be found in 

the barony of Moyfenrath Upper, 00. the appendix notes of this diocese. About 

Meath, in the twelfth century, by Jordan the year 1175 Walter de Lacy erected, 

Comiu. On the 15th of October, 1537, probably on the ruins of the ancient 

Thomas Birmengham, Prior, and the abbey, a monastery under the invocation 

convent of this house were compelled to of S. Peter, for Canons Regular of S. 

surrender it and all its property to the Austin. 

King. P. 240. 

F. 236. i Kylticone. — In Irish Cill' Liwain, 
3 Man. SS.JohanmsetPetrideClwa/)i- now Killucan, a parish in the baronies 
arde. — Called in Irish Cluain Erard and of Delvin and Parbill. Richard's family 
Chiain Iraiid, i.e. Erard's Meadow, and name is given in the Regestum of Pope 
anglicised Clonard. It is situated in the Eugene IV. as Whytehatre [Whyteaker?] ; 
baronyof Moyfenrath Upper, 00. of Meath, the complaint made against him was that 
and is now but a poor village of a few he did not know the language of his par- 
houses, but as early as the sixth century ishioners, and that he was guilty of 
it was a bishop's see, and the seat of the dilapidation (Bull), 
famous school founded in 520 by S. 

Pinnian, and of his no less renowned 1442-44, f. 176. 

monastery. Of both school and monas- 1 Per nonpromocionem, etc.— Theh-all 

tery some further information, taken in the Register adds the name wanting 

F 



66 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

Item prefatus Donaldus, ut principalis, etc., obligavit ae Camere, nomine 
Donaldi Omaeyladgayn [O'MuUigan] , super annata perpetue vicarie 
parrochialis ecolesie de Laindela [Lynally] , dicte dioc, cuius fructus, 
etc., decern et octo march, sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacature 
per privacionem fiendam. Coll. eidem Eome ut supra (anno mceecxliii.), 
viij. Kal. Marcii anno xiij. (F. 176.) 

MCCCCXLVI. 

1. Dicta die . . . Johannes Porcel, canonicus ecolesie Osoriensia 
(sic), ut principalis, etc., obligavit se Camere, nomine Eicardi Nugent, 
super annata parrochialis ecolesie de Kylhulagh,' Midensis dioc, cuius 
fructus, viginti marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacature 
per privationem Henrioi Baret faciendam. Coll. eidem Eome apud S. 
Petrum anno, etc., ut supra (mccocxlv. ?), decimoseptimo Kalendas 
Aprilis, anno xv°- ? or xvj. (1445-47, /. 2.) 

[I can't give the precise day when Porcel promised to pay the above annat, as 
the damp has injured the entry in the Official Codex.] 

2. Die ultima eiusdem (Nov.), Donatus Magruairc, principalis, obli- 
gavit se Camere super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecolesie S. 
Bnani de Dronrath [Drumraney] , Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, etc., 
duodeeim marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacature per 
privationem Thome Nungunt [recte, Nugent ?] faciendam. Coll. eidem 
Eome apud S. Petrum, anno, etc., mcccc°xlvj°, Nonis Novembris, anno 
sextodecimo. (F. 76.) 

Diversor. Pii. JI. 
MCCCCLVIIII. 
1. Dicta die (xv. Sept.), Johannes de Tornabonis, mercator Florentinus 
de Eomana curia [ut\ , principalis, habuit unam bullam de Camera pro 
Gaufrido Bermiohiam [Godfrey Bermingham] , super prioratu de Laudade 
\_reete, de Laude Dei, alias BaUyboggan] per priorem soliti gubernari, 
ordinis S. Augustini, Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, etc., quadraginta 
marcharum sterlingorum, etc., vacantis per obitum Mauricii Bermioen 
[Bermingham] , apud sedem [Apostolicam] deffuncti. Et promisit con- 
signare dictam bullam E''°- patri domino Francisco de Coppinis, Bpiscopo 
Interamnensi, et produoere in dicta Camera oertificacionem a dioto dno 
Bpiscopo quomodo ipse recepit earn, etc., sub dat. Mantue, vij. Kalendas 
Septembris, anno primo. (1459-61, /. 7.) 

MCCCCLXII. 
1. Die V. eiusdem (Nov.), Bugenius Macconhagri, clericus Ardakaden. 
dioc, ut principalis, etc., obligavit se Camere, nomine Willyalmi {sic) 

in the Annat entry, viz., Bugenii alias Taxation (1302-6), Killoilaoh, where its 

*Vathne Omulmoyd [O'MoUoy], 5'early value is given at 100s. ; it is now 

* This letter I believe to be, in this known as Killulagh, and is a parish in 

case, V in its old form. the barony of Delvin, oo. of Westmeath. 

In the Martyrology of Donegal, where it 

1445-47, f. 2. appears as Cill-Vailleaoh, S. Lonan (12 

1 Kyllhulagh.— This place is called in Nov.) is given as its patron-saint, 
the papal Eegisters Kilwelaoh ; in the 



DIOCESIS MIDENSIS 67 

Omulkearayn, super annata perpetue vicarie de Muleandegari,^ Midenais 
dioc, cuius fructus, etc., triginta librarum sterlingoruro, vacanture per 
privacionem Comarci \recU, Cormaei] Magruoirk, in forma iuris fiendam, 
at conferende eidem, Piencie, nono Kal. Octobris, anno qninto. (1462- 
64, i. 4.) 

MCCCCLXIII. 
1. Die vj. eiusdem (Julii), Johannes Mackarmiky, presbyter Ardaka- 
densis dioc, ut principalis, etc., obligavit se Camere, nomine Johannis 
Osyegale [O'Sheil?], super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie 
de Drumrahne [Drumraney] , Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, etc, viginti- 
quatuor marcharum sterlingorum, vacantis ex eo quod quidam Thomas 
Macgruor illam per annum et ultra, absque eo quod se faceret ad 
presbyteratus ordinem promoveri, detinuit, prout detinet ; et collate 
eidem Petreoli Senenis dioc, octavo Idus Novembris, anno quinto. (F. 
148.) 

MCCCCLXIIIl. 

1. Dicta die (xxj. Mar.), Tadeus Olongan, principalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata parrochialis ecclesie, plebanie nuncupate, de 
Amurhir [Ardnurcher] , Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, etc., centum 
marcharum. sterlingorum, vacantis alias per privacionem Henrici King, 
in forma iuris ; et nunc collate eidem per modum Pen7ide valere, Eome 
quinto Kalendas Pebruarii, anno sexto. Eestituta [fuit bulla] , de man- 
date domini Thesaurarii. (1464, f. 11.) 

2, Dicta die (vj. Mail), Eogerus Ofergayl, principalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata parrochialis ecclesie de Lochsydyn alias de 
Lochsemdelle [Ballymore] , Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, etc, quin- 
quaginta marcharum sterlingorum, vacature per privacionem Ruorici 
Macmurcertayg [Mac Murtagh] , in forma iuris fiendam ; et conferende 
eidem Eome xj. Kalendas Marcii, anno quinto. (F. 42.) 

Diversor. Pauli II. 
MCGGCLXVI. 
1. Dicta die (iij. Feb.), Bugenius Mackarmaic [Mac Cormac] , canonicus 
Ardakadensis, ut principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice, nomine 
Mauritii Omulkerayn, clerici Midensis dioc, super annata perpetue 
vicarie parrochiahs ecclesie de Mulenger [Mullingar] , dicte Midensis 
dioc, emus fructus, etc., vigintiquatuor marcharum sterlingorum com- 
muni extimatione, vacature per privationem Cormachi Magruoke, eiusdem 
ecclesie perpetui vicarii in forma iuris, extra Eomanam curiam faciendam. 
Et mandatur sibi provideri de eadem, sub dat. Eome, tertio Nonas 

1462-64, f. 4. Mullingar, with the chapel of Kennegh 
1 Per. vicarage de Muleandegari.— is valued at 40 marks yearly, the Tenth 
MuUingar. O'Donovan (Four Masters, comes to 53s. id. The yearly value of 
ad an. 1306) says: "According to tra- the vicarage is fixed at 12 marks, and 
dition this place took its name from a the tenth of the same is 16s. In a Tax- 
mill which stood on the Elver Brosna." ation {31- Henry VIII.) the vicarage of 
The parish church was impropriate, Molingar is valued at 51. 15s. Od. 
Cogan {Hist, of Meath) says, to the priory The above bull did not take effect, as 
of Duleek, and was governed by a vicar. appears from the obligation entered into 
In the Taxation (1302-6) the church of by Maurice Omulkearayn later on. 



68 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

Januavii, an-no secundo. Et promisit dicto nomine solvere annatam 
diote vicarie infra sex menses immediate a die habite possessionis com- 
putandos, sub penis dicte Camere, etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla] quia 
privatio in forma iuris. (1465-66, /. 52. 

2. Dicta die (xxiv. Maii), Bugenius Oarmuch, canonicus eoclesie 
Ardacadensis, ut principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice, nomine 
Emudi [Bdmundi] Tryell [recte, Tyrell ?] , presbyteri Midensis dioc, 
super annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie de Prothomayn,^ dicte dioc, 
cuius fructus, etc., sexdecem marcharum sterlingorum communi extim- 
atione ; que vacat ad presens, et tanto tempore vaeavit quod de eius vero 
vacationis modo certa noticia non habetur. Et mandatur sibi provideri 
sub dat. Eome sexto Idus Maii, anno secundo. Et promisit solvere 
annatam dicte parrochialis ecclesie infra sex menses immediate a die 
habite possessionis computandos sub penis dicte Camere, in meliori 
forma, etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla] de mandato dominorum de Camera, 
quia detinetur per certos laicos, etc., d. Falcone refferente. (F. 106.) 

3. Dicta die (xj. Julii), Patricius Oluoneym, clericus Midensis dice, 
principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice super annata perpetue 
vicarie parrochialis ecclesie de Lyimella [Lyynally] dicte dice, cuius et 
annexarum suarum fructus decemocto marcharum sterlingorum com- 
muni extimatione, vacantis per non promotionem Tathei Omaluaid, olim 
ipsius ecclesie perpetui vicarii, ad sacerdotium non factam ; et etiam 
tanto tempore vaeavit quod eius collatio est ad sedem Apostolicam 
devoluta. Et mandatur provideri sibi de eadem, sub dat. Eome sexto 
Nonas Julii anno secundo. Et promisit solvere annatam dicte vicarie, 
hie in curia infra sex menses immediate a die habite possessionis com- 
putandos, sub penis, etc., etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla] de mandato domin- 
orum [Camere Apostolice] , quia pro Hibernico, etc. {F. 136.) 

4. Die xij. eiusdem mensis (Juhi), Eugenius Macconkagri, canonicus 
Ardakadensis, Patritius Oluoneam, clericus Midensis dioc, et Maurioius 
Malachias, clericus Darensis dioc, ut principales, obligarunt se Camere 
Apostolice, nomine prioris et conventus monasterii Beate Maiie de 
Connall,'^ per priorem soliti gubernari, ordinis S"- Augustini, dicte Darensis 
dioc, super annata parrochialis ecclesie de Aydnurghyr [Ardnurcher] , 
plebanie nuncupate, dicte Midensis dioc, cuius fructus centum mar- 
charum sterlingorum communi extimatione, eidem monasterio unite. 

1465-66, f. 106. F. 13Y. 

1 Prothomayn. — Recte, Portloman, 2 Mon. B. Marie de Connall.—GiesX- 

i.e. the port, bank, or fort of St. Lomman, connell in the barony of Connell, co. and 

whose feast day is, aoRording to the Gal- dioc. of Kildare. A priory for Eegular 

endar of O'Clery, the 7th February. Canons of St. Austin was founded here 

This parish is in the barony of Corkaree, in 1202, or, according to Glynn's Annals, 

CO. of Westmeath. The old church, in in 1211, by Meyler Fitz Henry, whose 

ruins, is situated on the shore of Lough father was a natural son of king Henry I. 

Owel ; its dimensions, as given in Gogan's He brought canons here from the priory 

Meath, are seventy-seven feet in length of Lanthony in Monmouthshire, and 

by twenty feet four inches wide. In the dying in 1220, was buried in the chapter 

Taxation it is vaAnei at il. 3s. id. yearly. house of this priory. Walter Wellesly 

" Lomman, of Loch h Hair, in TJi-Mac- was prior of this house when he was pro- 

Uais, in Midhe." (O'Clery's Calendar.) moted to the see of Kildare, in 1629— he 

died in 1539, and is buried here. 



DIOCESIS MIDENSIS 69 

Bt mandatur uniri per modum eonfirmationis unionis, sub dat. Eome 
quarto Kalendas Julii, anno secundo. Et promiserunt solvere annatani 
dicte parrochialis [ecclesie] infra sex menses immediate post habitum 
possessionem computandos, sub penis Camere, etc. Eestituta [fuit 
bulla] de mandato dominorum de Camera, quia pro Hibernico, et est 
vocatis qvarum interest, etc. {F. 137.) 

Lib. Annatar. Pauli II. 
MCCCOLXVIIII. 
1. Dicta die (iij. Oct.), dominus Eugenius Macchonkagri, rector rec- 
torie terrarum ruralium de Muntirangaly, Arkadensis [recte, Ardaca- 
densis] dioc, ut principalis et privata persona, obligavit se Camere 
Apostolice, nomine Johannis Omoran, presbyteri Midensis dioc, pro 
annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie de Vastina [Oastletownkindelan] , 
dicte Midensis dioc, cuius fructus quinquaginta marcharum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, vacature per privationem Johannis Ocenachan, 
dicte ecclesie rectoris, in forma iuris extra Eomanam curiam faciendam. 
Et mandatur provideri dioto Johanni de dicta rectoria sub dat. Eome 
quarto Kalendas Septembris, anno quinto. Bt promisit solvere annatam 
dicte rectorie eidem Camere infra sex menses a die habite possessionis 
computandos, sub penis, etc., etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla] quia privatio 
in forma iuris, et pro Hibernico, etc. (1469-70, /. 1.) 

MCCCCLXX. 
1. Dicta die (xxv. Junii), una bulla pro Donaldo Okyngha, clerico 
Midensis dioc, super provisione rectorie parrochialis ecclesie de Colm- 
f adaf uarayn '^ dicte Midensis dioc, cuius fructus octo marcharum ster- 
lingorum communi extimatione ; vacantia per non promotionem Dermitii 
Maceagayn, olim ipsius ecclesie rectoris, non [sic) factam Et mandatur 
provideri de dicta ecclesia sub dat. Eome, octavo Idus Pebruarii, anno 
sexto. Eestituta [fuit bulla] sine obligatione, de mandato, quia dicte 
octo marche non ascendunt summam, etc. [F. 241.) 

Diversor. Sixti IV. 

1474. 

1. Dicta die (vj. Aprilis), una bulla pro Eicardo Whyte, monacho 

ordinis Oisterciensis, super oommenda rectorie parrochialis ecclesie de 

Discert,^ Midensis dioc, cuius fructus octo marcharum sterlingorum 

communi extimatione ; que vacat ad presens, eidem Eicardo facienda. 

1469-70, f. 241. about 2 miles to the north of Tyrrell's 

1 Colonfadafuarayn.— Recte, Gluain- Pass." . In a note in the copy 

fada-Puarayn, i.e. the long meadow of of the Felire Aenguis, preserved in the 

the spring, now Glonfad, a parish in the Leabhar Breac, at 21st August, it is 

bary- of Partullagh, 00, of Westmeath. stated that Cluain-foda Fine, in Fera 

It is, I believe, identical with Gluain- TulcLch, was otherwise called Cluain-foda 

fada Libram, i.e. St. Librain's long Librem. The 5th of the Ides of March 

meadow, of which note n, ad an. 835, of (=llth March) is St. Libi-ein's feast-day 
the Fmir Masters, says, "nowClonfad, 

a townland containing the ruins of an 1474, f. 205. 

old church, in a parish of the same name, 1 Diseert.—Nov/ Dysart, a parish 



70 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

Patet per bullam sub dat. Eome xv. Kalendas Aprilis, anno tertio. 
Eestituta de mandate, quia non ascendit summam, etc. (1474, F. 208.) 

1476. 
1. Die xxiiij. Februarii, dominus Bugenius Omulueych [? lege Omul- 
veycb] , presbyter Midensis dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apos- 
tolice pro annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis eoclesie de Loymak,^ 
Midensis dioc, cuius fructus vigintiquatuor marcharum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, vacature per privationem Patritii Olueych [? lege 
Olveych] , dicte ecclesie perpetui vicarii, in forma iuris extra Eomanam 
curiam faciendam. Et mandatur provideri dicto Eugenio de dicta 
perpetua vicaria sub dat. Home pridie Nonas Februarii, anno quinto. 
Et promisit solvere annatam dicte perpetue vicarie Camere Apostolice 
infra sex menses immediate a die habite possessionis computandos, sub 
penis, etc., etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla] , de mandato, quia privatio in 
forma iuris, etc. (1475-76, /. 90.) 

1478. 
1. Dicta die fviiij. Jan.), similis dispensatio [retinendi unum benificium 
ecclesiasticum seculars] pro domino Petro Eocell, monacbo monasterii de 
Beatitudine [Bective] ,^ Cisterciensis ordinis, Midensis dioc, sub dat. 
predicta [Eomse, xj°- Kalendas Januarii, anno septimo] . Eestitute ambe 
dicte buUe dictarum dispensationum, de mandato Domini Datarii, 
refferente domino Eran-^" Cabatta. (1477-78, /. 235.) 

1478. 
1. Die predicta (iij. Aprilis), dominus Thomas Odulyn, clericus 
Midensis dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata 
perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie de Armigar [Ardnuroher] , diote 
Midensis dioc, cuius fructus sexdecim librarum sterlingorum communi 
extimatione, vaoantis per resignationem Concofini Odulyn, nuper ipsius 

in tlie baronies of Moycashel and Rath- nothing now remains save the bell-tower, 

conrath, 00. of Westmeath, but chiefly and some of the foundation walls. Cogan 

inthoseof MoyashelandMagheradernon, (Dioc. of Meath) says that this church 

in the same county. The feast of St. was appropriate to Fore abbey. In the 

Maeltuile, whose wilderness or hermitage Taxation (1302-6) where it is called,. 

(Hibernioe, Disert) gave its name to this Moilaoh, it is valued at 10 marks yearly, 

parish, was kept on the 30th of July. and in a Taxation (31 Henry VIII.) the 

" The old church of Dysart was beauti- rectory of Moylaghe, in the deanery of 

fully situated on the western bank of of Foure, is valued at 11 5s. Od. 
Lough Ennell. It measures seventy- 
three feet by twenty feet three inches. 1477-78, f . 235. 
There is a holy well near the churchyard, 1 Monsterium de Beatitudiiie.—Beo- 

called Tobar-Multilly. It used to bo tive, in Iileath, founded from Mellifont, 

frequented on the 29th of May. (Cogan's xiv. day of Januarii, 1146, and called in 

Dioc. of Meath.) In the {1302-6) Taxation Irish Lielfredc , in Liatin de Beatitudim, 

Dissard, as it is called there, is valued and commonly Bective. (Ussher's Syl-' 

at 8 marks yearly. In that of 31 Henry loge Vet. Epist. Hib., p. 149.) Ware says 

VIII. the rectory of Dysertale is valued that it was founded by Murchard O'Me- 

at £2 Os. Od. laghlin, king of Meath, between 1146 and 

1475-76, f. 90. 1151. According to a MS. in Trinity 

1 Loymak? — Likely a corruption of College Library, Dublin (E. 3, 8, p. 65), 

Moylagh, which is a parish in the barony its foundation dates from 1148. 
of Fore, co. Meath. Of the old church 



DIOCESIS MIDENSIS 7I 

eeelesie perpetui vicarii, aptid sedem Apostolicam factam. Bt mandatur 
provider! dicto Thorae de dicta perpetua vicaria, sub dat. Eome octavo 
Kalendas Marcii, anno septimo. Bt promisit solvere annatam dicte 
perpetua vicarie Camere Apostolice, vel Collectori infra sex menses 
immediate a die habite possessionis computandos, sub penis, etc., etc. 
Bestituta [fuit bulla] de mandate, quia pro Hibernico, etc. (1478-79,/. 1.) 

1479. 

1. Dicta die (xv. Feb.), dominus David Oeeasy, presbyter Midensis 
dice, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata rectorie 
parrochialis eeelesie Beate Marie de Locbseudi [Ballymore] , diete 
Midensis dioc, cuius fruotus, etc., sexaginta marcbarum sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, vacantis alias certo modo. Et mandatur 
provideri dicto David de dicta ecclesia, sub dat. Eome quarto Nonas 
Eebruarii, anno octavo. Bt promisit solvere annatam diote rectorie 
eidem Camere aut Collectori infra sex menses immediate a die babite 
possessionis pacifi&ce (sic) computandos, sub penis, etc., etc. Eestituta 
[fuit bulla] , de mandate, quia pro Hibernico. (F. 156.) 

2. Die predicta (x.) dicti mensis (Martii) dominus Cornelius Ykayssy, 
fratris [rede, frater] Sancti Johannis Jerlimitani Hospitalis, principalis, 
obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata prioratus Beate Marie de 
Locbseudi, ordinis S. Augustini, Midensis dioc. ; de monasterio moni- 
aUum desolate in prioratum conventualem ordinis S. Augustini reducti ; 
cuius fructus decem marcbarum sterlingorum communi extimatione, 
vacantis alias certo modo. Et mandatur provideri dicto Comelio de 
dicto prioratu, cum receptione babitus, sub dat. Eome quinto Kal. 
Marcii, anno octavo. Et promisit solvere annatam dicti prioratus eidem 
Camere Apostolice, aut Collectori "in partibus, infra sex menses im- 
mediate a die babite possessionis computandos, sub penis, etc., etc. 
Eestituta [fuit bulla] , de mandate, quia pro Hibernico paupere, etc. ; et 
est in eventum, etc. (F. 169.) 

1481. 
1. Dicta die (viiij. Martii), dominus Donatus Ohaegayn, clericus 
Leonensis [recte, Laonensis] dioc, ut principalis et privata persona, 
obligavit se Camere Apestetolice pre annata perpetue vicarie de Layn- 
nala [Lynally] , Midensis dioc, et rectorie de Kennealarga,^ in feude 
laico nuncupate, Laonensis dioc, quarum fructus duedecim marcbarum 
sterlingorum communi extimatione, etc., vacantium per devolutionem ad 
Eomanam curiam. Bt de quibus mandatur provideri dicte Donate, 
sub dat. Eome, sexto Kalendas Marcii. anno decimo. Bt promisit 
solvere annatam dictarum vicarie et rectorie eidem Camere aut Collectori 

1480-81, f. 153. witli tlie present barony of Ballybrit, in 

1 Kennealarga.— This is the territory the King's county. See Irish Topog. 

in Bly-0'Carroll, called in Irish CiweZ- Poems, note 760; also, Leabhar na 

Farga, and in English Kinelarga, which gCeart, pp. 78, 79, note i. 
is nearly, if not exactly, oo-extensive 



72 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

in partibus, infra sex menses immediate a die habite possessionis com- 
putandos, sub penis, etc., etc, Eestituta [fuit bulla] , de mandate, quia 
pro Hibernico. (1480-81, /. 153.) 

1483. 

1. Die vij. euisdem (Julii), dominus Maurus Yconchuyr, ordinis 
Pratrum Minorum professor, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice 
pro annata monasterii S. Petri de Cluynaarridt [Clonard] , ordinis S. 
Augustini, Midensis dioc, cuius fructus, etc., duodecim marcharum ster- 
lingorum secundem communem extimationem valorem annuum non 
excedunt, quod vacat ad presens, et tanto tempore vacavit quod eius 
coUatio est devoluta ad sedem Apostolicam. Et mandatur provideri 
eidem monasterio de persona prefati Mauri sub dat. Rome pridie Nonas 
Mali, anno undecimo. Bt promisit solvere annatam dicti monasterii in 
partibus CoUectori, infra sex menses a die habite possessionis eompu- 
andos, sub penis Gamere, etc., etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla] sub prefata 
obligatione, quia in litteris apostolicis constat alium tenere de facto 
dictum monasterium et quia pro Ybernico, etc. Juravit, etc. (1483, /. 99.) 

2. Die xij. eiusdem (Julii), dominus Willelmus Ofaelain, clericus 
Lismorensis dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata 
prioratus monasterii Beate Marie de Tristyonach ^ alias de Kylbisky, 
per priorem soliti gubernari, ordinis S. Augustini, Midensis dioc, cuius 
fructus, etc, septuagintaquinque marcharum sterlingorum secundum 
communem extimatione valorem annuum non excedunt, vacantis per 
obitum quondam Simonis Nugent, ipsius monasterii dum viveret prioris, 
apud Sedem Apostolicam defuncti. Et mandatur provideri dicto 
Willelmo de dicto prioratu sub dat. Rome Kal. Julii, anno duodecimo. 
Et promisit solvere annatam dicti prioratus infra octo menses proxime 
sequentes, sub penis et in forma Camere, etc. Bt postmodum die xiij. 
eiusdem, dominus Johannes Ofalean (sic), canonicus Bernenis, fructuum 
Camere Apostolice debitorum in Ibernia Collector, sponte accessit prefate 
obligationi, et obligavit se in simili forma et solvendum dictam annatam 
dicti prioratus, infra octo menses predictos, etc. Juravit, etc {F. 101.) 

1484. 
1. Dicta die (xvij. Mali), Johannes Ogoban [Ogowan, alias Smith] , 
decanus Kelmoren., ut principalis et privata persona, obligavit se Camere 
Apostolice, nomine domini Cristoferi Buysimnd [Pitzsimon] , monachi 
monasterii Sanctorum Taurini et Pesini [recte, Pechini] de Pauor [Pore] , 
per priorem soliti gubernari, ordinis Sancti Benedicti, Midensis dice, 
pro annata prioratus dicti monasterii, cuius fructus, etc., octuaginta mar- 
charum argenti secundum communem extimationem valorem annuum 

1483, f. 101. dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary; 

1 Mon. B. Marie de Tristynmch. — and was also known as the priory of Kil- 

Now Tristernach ; it is in the barony of bixy, because it was situated in the 

Moygoish, oo. Westmeath. GeofEry de parish of that name, which is so called 

Constantine, one of the earliest English from its patron, the virgin St. Bigseoh, 

emigrants, founded a house here for whose feast-day is the 28th of June. 
Regular Canons of S. Austin. It was 



DIOCESIS MIDENSIS 73 

non excedunt; vacantis per obitum quondam Edimundi Fuysymn, ipsius 
monasterii dum viveret prions, extra Eomanam curiam defuncti. Et 
mandatur conferri dictus prioratus prefato dno Christofero, sub dat. Eome 
quarto Idus Aprilis anno tertiodecimo. Et promisit solvere annatam 
Collectori in partibus, infra sex menses a die habite possessionis compu- 
tandos sub penis Camere, etc. Juravit, etc. Data [fuit bulla] sub prefata 
obligatione, quia in bulla narratur quendam Eogerium Maoregnet, dicti 
monasterii monachum, detinuisse per quinque menses et ultra, et adhuo 
detinere, etc., et quia pro Ibernico, etc. (1483-84, /. 106. 

Diversor. Innoc. VIII. 
1485. 

1. Dicta die (viij. Jan.), dominus Galfridus alias Geoffredus Odaly, 
presbyter Midensis dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro 
annata parrocbialis ecclesie Sancte Meygnete Virginis de Ehaghwyre 
[Eathwire] alias de Killhukin [Killucan] ,^ dicte dioc, cuius fructus, etc., 
quadraginta librarum sterlingorum monete Ibernie secundum communem 
extimationem valorem annuum non excedunt ; vacantis alias per obitum 
quondam Mauritii Browne, eiusdem ecclesie dum viveret rectoris, extra 
Eomanam curiam defuncti ; licet quidam Jobannes Wales alias pupbulle, 
presbyter dicte dioc, illam per aliquot tempus detinuit, prout detinet, 
indebite occupatam. Et mandatur provideri dicta parrocbialis [ecclesia] 
eidem Galfrido, sub dat. Eome octavo Kalendas Decembris, anno primo. 
Data [fuit bulla] quia narrat intrusum, ut supra. Et promisit solvere 
annatam predictam infra sex menses a die babite possessionis compu- 
tandos, sub penis Camere, etc. Juravit, etc. (1484-85, /. 59.) 

2. Dicta die (xxj. Januarii), dominus Menandus de Garderiis, canonicus 
Olorensis, ut principalis, et privata persona, obligavit se Camere Apos- 
tolice [nomine] domini Galfridi alias Geoffredi Odale, presbyteri Midensis 
dioc, pro annata rectorie parrocbialis ecclesie Sancte Meygneti {sic), 
Virginis de Ehagbvfyre [Eathwire] alias de Kyllhukin [Killucan] ,'^ dicte 
dioc, cuius fructus, etc., centum floren. auri de Camera secundum com- 
munem extimationem valorem annuum non excedunt, vacantis alias per 
obitum quondam Mauritii Brown, eiusdem ecclesie dum viveret rectoris, 
extra Eomanam curiam defuncti, licet quidam Johannes Wale alias 
puperbull, presbyter dicte dioc, de facto et absque aliquo titulo 
per aliquod tempus detinuit prout detinet indebite occupatam. Et 
mandatur provideri eidem Galfrido de dicta reetori.a sub dat. Eome 
pridie Nonas Januarii, anno primo. Et promisit solvere annatam pre- 

1484-6'5, f. 59. sented to the church of St. Margaret of 
1 Par. ecc. S. Meygnete Y. de PJiagli- Rathwire. I suppose that Margaret 
wyre (Rathwire) alias de Killhukin (Kil- represents Meygnete. The Irish speaking 
lucan).— This parish isJn the baronies people always call this place, according 
of Delvin and Farbill in Westmeath. S. to O'Donovan, Rath Guaire. 
Luican built an abbey here— his feast- „ ,, ,. , m, • 
day is the 27 July. The church of Rath- 2 Par. ecc. S. Meygneti, etc.- This 
wer is valued in the Taxation at 40 marks second provision of Rathwire was made, 
yearly Cogan (Hist. Meath Dioc.) I suppose, because the true value of the 
quotes Calender (Richard 11. ?) 1, p. 5, benefice was not given in the first pro- 
as stating that Wm. Cokkes was pre- vision. 



74 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

dictam infra sex menses a die habite possessionis computandos, sub 
penis, etc., etc. Data [fuit bulla] , quia in bulla narratur intrusus, et quia 
pro Ibernico. (F. 64.) 

3. Die iij. eiusdem (Martii), dominus Johannes Obardan, clerieus 
Ardekadensis dioc, ut principalis et privata persona, obligavit se Camere 
Apostolice, nomine domini Donaldi Ofergayll, monacbi monasterii Beate 
Marie de Elumine Dey [recte, Dei, Kilbeggan] , Cistertiensis ordinis, 
Midensis dioc, pro annata dicti monasterii, cuius fructus, etc., viginti- 
quatuor marcharum sterlingorum secundum communem extimationem 
valorem annuum non excedunt, vacaturi per privationem domini Cormaci 
Macmurcertayg, dicti monasterii abbatis, extra Eomanam curiam 
faciendam. Et mandatur provideri in eventum [sic) privationis in forma 
iuris faciende, de dieto monasterio, sub dat. Eome duodecimo Kalendas 
Pebruarii, anno primo. Et promisit solvere annatam predictam Col- 
lectori in partibus, infra sex menses a die habite possessionis compu- 
tandos, sub penis Gamere, etc. Juravit, etc. Data [fuit bulla] , de 
mandato, quia pro Ibernico. {F. 91.) 

4. Dicta die xviiij. Aprilis), dominus Nicolaus Occorrogayn [O'Corrigan] , 
presbyter Midensis dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro 
annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie de Lynhaly [Lynally], 
Midensis dioc, cuius et annexorum suorum fructus, etc., triginta mar- 
charum sterlingorum secundum communem extimationem valorem 
annuum non excedunt, vacature per privationem domini Donati Ohygajm 
[O'Higgin] , dicte parrochialis [ecclesie] perpetui vicarii, in forma iuris 
extra Eomanam curiam faciendam. Et mandatur provideri eidem 
domino Nicolao de vicaria et annexis huiusmodi in eventum faciende 
privationis huiusmodi, sub dat. Eome decimo Kalendas Aprilis, anno 
primo. Et • promisit solvere annatam predictam infra sex menses a die 
habite possessionis computandos, sub penis, etc., etc. Data [fuit bulla] , 
de mandato, quia privatio in forma iuris, et pro Ibernico. (B\ 115.) 

1487. 
1. Die xj. Aprilis, d. Eugenius Mackonkagey [recte, Mackonkagry,] , 
presbyter Ardakadensis dice, procurator constitutus ab OHverio Nugent, 
vicario parrochialis ecclesie de Eachconeyl,' Midensis dioc, prout de 
procurationis mandato patet, manu Eugenii Orodokaym, clerci dicte 
dioc, notarii publici, vigore dicti mandati recogniti et dimissi [in Camera 
Apostolica] , obligavit dictum Oliverium pro annata vicarie parrochialis 
ecclesie villa Castri de Deluyn,^ dicte dioc, cuius fructus, etc., viginti- 

1480-87, f. 111. and is valued there at 20 marks yearly. 
1 Eachconeyl. — Buhha Chonaill, i.e. The old cliuroh, a fine ruin, as Lewis 
Conall'srue-laiid, mentioned by the Pour calls it {Topog. Diet.), measures about 
Masters ad an. 798 and 1159. Its Irish seventy feet by twenty-two. The tower, 
name is pronounced Ruconnell, which a lofty one, stands on the north side of 
sound is still retained by some of the old the church : the baptismal font also re- 
people ; it is corruptly anglicised Eath- mains. (See Cogan's Dioc. of Meath.) 
oonnell (Joyce: Irish Names). Bath- In a Taxation (31 Henry VIII.) the 
connell parish is situated in the baronies perpetual vicarage of this church is valued 
of Moyashel and Magheradernon, co. of at £2 IGs. lid. annually. 
Westmeath. This church appears in the 2 VilU castri de Deluyn {iegsDalvysi). 
Papal Taxation of 1302-6, as Eathoonil, — Now Delvin, alias Castletown-Delvin, 



DIOCESIS MIDENSIS 75 

quattuor (sic) librarnm sterlingorum secundum communem extimationem, 
etc., per privationem Johannis Soli, illius vicarii extra curiam faciendam, 
vacature. Et de qua mandatur provider! dicto Oliverio sub dat. xvj. 
Kalendas Aprilis, anno tertio. Et promisit solvere annatam infra unum 
mensem post habitam possessionem computandum, sub penis Camere, 
et juravit. (1486-87, /. 111). 

2. Die dicta (xviiii. Aprilis), d. Eugenius M^carmayc, presbyter Arda- 
kadensis dioc, procurator constitutus ab Eduardo Dyllon, laico \recte, 
clerico] nobili dicti dioc, prout de mandato constat, manu Eugenii 
Oradakayn, clerici dicte dioc, notarii publici, sub die iiij. Septembris, 
1486, vigore dicti mandati recogniti, et in Camera dimissi, obligavit 
dictum Eduardum Camere Apostolice pro annata perpetue vicarie par- 
rocbialis ecclesie de Dromrane [Drumraney] , Midensis dioc, cuius 
[fructus] vigintiquattuor marcharum sterlingorum secundum communem 
etc. ; de qua, iuxta Lateranensis statuta concilii vacante, vocatis vocandis, 
mandatur provider! dicto Eduardo sub dat. septimo Idus Aprilis, anno 
tertio. Bt promisit solvere annatam Collector! in partibus infra unum 
mensem post habitam possessionem computandum, sub penis Camere, 
et juravit. (F. 113.) 

3. Die xviiij. (Aprilis), d. Eogerius Magruirt [recte, Magruairo] , pres- 
byter Mindensis [recte, Midensis] dioc, ut procurator, et eo nomine 
domini Hoberti (sic) Dillon prior[is] S. Johannis Baptiste de Kilkenne,' 
hospitalis S. Johannis Hier(oso) limitan dicte dioc, prout constat de 
mandate, manu Johannis Hesse, clerici dicte dioc, notarii publici, sub 
actum in civitate Duiblinte ? [recte, Dublinen ?] die xxviiij. Novembris, 
1486 ; vigore dicti mandati, recogniti et in Camera dimissi, obligavit dictum 
Hombertum (sic) Camere Apostolice pro annata parrochialis ecclesie, 
rectorie nuncupate de Hathynurchuyr [recte, Ath-an-urcair, Ardnurcher] , 
dicte dioc, cuius octuaginta marcharum sterlingorum fructus, etc., et 
que iuxta Lateranensis statuta concilii vacans mandatur, vocatis vocandis, 
uniri prioratui dicti Sancti, quem ipse Hobertus obtinet, quamdiu 
obtinuerit [ilium] , sub dat. sexto Kalendas Aprilis, anno tertio. Et 
promisit solvere annatam infra unum mensem a die habite possessionis 
computandum Cbllectori Camere in partibus, sub penis Camere, et 
juravit, etc (F. 113.) 

a parish in the barony of the same name xxxi.) the per. vicarage of the same is 

(called in Irish Dealbhna Mar, i.-e. Delvin valued at £li 18s. 8d. yearly, 
the Great), and oo. of Westmeath. This P. 113- 

' territory of Delvin belonged originally to 3 S. Jo. Bapt. de Kilkenne.—" A mon- 

the O'Pinnalains. The last of this astery was erected here, about the middle 

family who had possession of it was of the sixth century, by St. Canice, which 

Ceallach ua Fiondallain, mentioned by was called after him CJii-C/jmnm^/i, and 

the Pour Master.-, at the year 1174. They from which the parish and barony of 

were dispossessed soon after by Sir Hugh Kilkenny - West derive their name." 

de Lacy, who gave their territory to his (Cogan : Dioc. of Meath.) Arcndall 

brother-in-law, Sir Gilbert de Nugent, (Monasticon) quoting Ware and Lodge, 

one of his knights, ancestor of the Earls says that a priory or hospital, under the 

of Westmeath. In the papal Taxation invocation of St. John the ±iaptist, tor 

named above the yearly value of the Crossbearers or Crouched Friars, was 

church of Delvin is set down at xii. founded hereby Friar Thomas a priest 

marks. In that of Henry Vlll. (an. and grandson of Sir Thomas Dillon, who 

came into Ireland m 1185. 



76 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

4. Die dicta (xxvj. Aprilis), Euoricus Magruorec, frater Hospitalis S. 
Johannis Baptiste Jerlimitan.,'' Midiensis (sic) dioc, principalis, obli- 
gavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata S. Patritii de Mywurra [Moyvore] ,' 
cuius octo ; et de Baleomoryn, locorum Midensis dioc. parrochialium 
ecclesiarum rectoriarum, cuius quinque marcharum sterlingorum 
secundum communem, etc., per constitutionem Lateranensem vacan- 
tium. Bt de qua rectoria Sancti Patritii mandatur provideri dicto 
Patritio [rede, Euorico] , et eidem uniri alia de Baleomoryn" [Bally- 
morinj , sub dat. sexto Kalendas Aprilis, anno tertio. Bt promisit solvere 
annatam infra unum mensem postquam habuerit possessionem Collectori 
Camere in partibus, sub penis Oamere, et juravit. (F. 116.) 

5. Dicta die (xxvj. Aprilis), d. Bugenius M°Karmaye, rector de Muyn- 
tyrhanayle [Annally] , procurator constitus a domino Melero (sic) Petyyt, 
canonico monasterii Beate Marie de Molengear [Mullingar] , Midensis 
dioc, prout de mandate constat manu Eugenii Orodokayn, clerici Arda- 
kadensis, notarii publici, sub dat. vj. Septembris, 1486, vigore dicti 
mandati, recogniti et dimissi [in Camera Ap""-] , obligavit dictum Melerum 
Camere Apostolice pro annata prioratus dicti monasterii, cuius fruotus, 
etc., quadraginta librarum sterlingorum secundum communem, etc., per 
obitum quondam Alini, ipsius olim prioris, extra Eomanam curiam 
defuncti, vacantia. Bt de quo mandatur provideri dicto Melero, sub 
dat. xij. Kalendas Mail, anno tertio. Et promisit solvere annatam infra 
unum mensem, etc., Collectori in partibus postquam habuerit posses- 
sionem, et juravit. Data [fuit bulla] de mandato dni Jo. Gerone. (F. 
116.) 

6. Die dicta (x. Oct.), Reverendus pater dominus Odo Ydugnaoh, 
canonieus monasterii Sancte Trinitatus de Laude Dei alias de Bally- 
bagain [i'ecte, BallybogganJ , ordinis Sancti Augustini, Midensis dioc, " 
principalis, obligavit se Oamere pro annata monasterii Sanctorum 
Johannis et Petri de Clonairde [ClonardJ , ordinis et dioc. prediotorum, 
cuius (fructus) sedecim marcarum sterlingorum secundum communem 
extunationem, etc., cui alias auctoritate ordinaria prefectus fuerat ; et 
de novo de persona sua eidem monasterio provideri mandatur, sub dat. 
pridie Nonas Augusti, anno tertio. Et promisit solvere annatam Col- 
lectori Camere in partibus, infra octo menses proxime sequentes, sub 
penis Camere, et juravit, etc. (1487-88, /. 16.) 

1488. 
1. Dicta die (vij. Aug.), dominus Theobaldus Marcharibert, presbyter 
Medensis (sic) dioc, princixsalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro 
annata rectorie parrochialis eoclesie Multefaranan^ dicte dioc, cuius 

P. 116. (Topog. Did.) gives Templepatnck as an 

1 Hosi)italis 8. Jo, Bapl., etc. — The alias toi it. 

same as that mentioned in the entry 6 Ballyomurin. — Now Ballymoran, in 

immediately preceding, I should say. the barony of Rathconrath. It does not 

5 liectoria S. Patritii de Mywurra. — appear in the Taxation. 
? Moyvore in the Darony of Rathconrath, 

00. of Westmcath, In the Taxation it is 1487-88, f. 

valued at 1 marks yearly. Carlisle 1 Multafaranan. — i.e. Parannaan s 



DIOCESIS MIDENSIS 77 

deoim ; et que mandatur conferri eidem Theobaldo ; necnon pro annata 
parrochialis ecclesie de Portenasengan' dicte dioc, cuius trium mar- 
charum sterlingorum fructus, etc., non excedunt ; et que parrochialis 
ecolesia mandatur uniri dicte rectorie quamdiu prefatus Theobaldus 
illam obtinuerit, sub dat. Eome quarto (aut quinto) Nonas Julii, anno 
quarto. Et promisit solvere dictam annatam infra sex menses a die 
habite possessionis computandos, sub penis et in forma Camere, etc. 
Juravit, etc. Data [fuit bulla] quia pro Ibernioo. Et ultra premissa 
obligavit se in simili forma prefatus Theobaldus pro fructibus male 
perceptis ex dicta rectoria, et iterum iuravit, etc. (F. 167.) 

1492. 

1. Die xxvj. Aprilis, 1492, dominus Mauritius Dalton, clericus Medensis 
(sic) dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata par- 
rochialis ecclesie Sancti Patritii Medensis cuius fructus, etc., quatuor; 
ac prioratus monasterii Sancte Besge de Kyllbesgy [recte, Gill Bigsige, 
Kilbixy] alias B. Marie de Dristeman [Tristernagh] , ordinis S. Augustini, 
prefate dioc, per priorem soliti gubernari; cuius etiam fructus, etc., 
sexaginta marcharum sterlingorum, etc, non excedunt ; vacaturorum 
per privationem in forma iuris Et mandatur provideri dieto Mauritio 
in eventum de dictis parrochiali et prioratu, sub dat. Eome pridie Kal- 
endas Aprilis, anno octavo. Et promisit solvere Collectori in partibus, 
ad duos menses post habitam possessionem, sub penis Camere ; et 
iuravit quia privatio in forma iuris. (1491-92, /. 138.) 

2. Die XXV. Junii, Geraldus Dalton, clericus Medensis dioc, presens 
et principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata parrochialis 
ecclesie de Eathenauait alias Villepagani,^ dicte dioc, que tanto tempore 
vacavit, etc, et cuius fructus vigintiquatuor marcharum argenti ster- 
lingorum communi extimatione, etc., non excedunt. Et mandatur 
provideri dicto Geraldo, per privationem faciendam in partibus de Moto- 
lano Ocluoknan ? dicte ecclesie possessoris, per bullas sub dat. Eome 

mills, now Multyfarnham, a parisli in Owel ; it was forty feet by seventeen. In 

the barony of Corkaree, in WeBtmeatli. the papal Taxation the rectory of this 

In the Taxation it is called Molifernan parish is valued at 6 marks yearly, and 

and Molyfernan, and is there valued at the perpetual vicarage at 1 mark yearly. 

100s. yearly ; in Henry VIII. 's Taxation In a Taxation of the 31 Henry VIII. this 

the rectory of Moltefarau is valued at vicarage is valued at £2 8s. 8d. yearly — 

£8 10s. Od. yearly. A house for Con- the rectory does not appear in Henry's 

ventual Franciscans was founded here Taxation, 
by William Delamer, Cogan (Dioc. Meath) 1491-92, f . 138. 

says in 1306, Ware, Archdall, etc., say in 1 Par. ecclesie S. Pcdritii Medensis. — 

1236, and Father Hugh Ward says in Not identified. 
1270. In 1460 the Observant Franciscans F. 181. 

succeeded the Conventuals. See Cogan's 2 Bathenauait alias Villa pagam.— 

Dioc of Meath, where much of the story Painestown ? a parish in the barony of 

of that famous house is recounted. Duleek Lower, co. of Meath. In the 

jp_ ]^5Y, Taxation (1302-6) the church of the viU 

2 Portenasencjan. — i.e. the port or of Pagan is valued at 81., and in that of 

landing place of the ants, now Porta- Henry VIII., I find that the rectory de 

" o'an a parish in the barony of Payneston, m the deanery of Duleek, 



Corkaree CO of Westmeath. The ancient taxedas worth £22 2s. 8fZ. yearly. Rath- 
parish ch the walls of which have been enauait is called m a Register of the 
pulled down stood on the brink of Lough Camera Apostolica, Rathnauarte. 



78 OBLIGATIONES FRO ANNATIS 

octavo Kalendas Junii, anno viij. ; et sub penis Camere promisit satis- 
facere Collectori in partibus, infra sex menses post habitam possessionem. 
Eestituta [fuit bulla] quia privatio, etc., etc. {F. 181.) 

3. Die xxvij. Junii, Eugenius Ycollanat, presbyter Ardakadensis dioc, 
principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata monasterii Beate 
Marie de Kilbengait alias de Benedi [c] tione [Bective] , Cisterciensis 
ordinis, Midensis dioc, vacantis apud sedem [Apostolicam] , libera 
resignatione Dermitii Oschuonet ? apud sedem Apostolicam factam ; 
cuius vigintiquatuor marcharum sterlingorum ; et pro Balecassen Killa- 
loir," ac de Ballenag" rectoriarum; necnon de Baleanurecbyr \recte, 
Baile-ath-an-nr chair, ArdnurcheraZms Horseleap] , parrochialium ecclesi- 
arum perpetuarum vicariarum dicte dioc, vacanturarum per d&volutionem; 
quarum insimul fructus septuagintaduarum marcharum similium ; et 
suprascriptum monaaterum mandatur prefato Eugenic commendari ; 
de reliquis vero mandatur provideri per buUas sub dat. Eome tertio 
Nonas Mali, anno viij. Et promisit solvere infrascriptum [sic) annatam 
infra quatuor menses Collectori in partibus ; et iuravit. Eestituta 
[fuerunt bulle] , quia est vocatis gui fuerit (sic) evocandi, et per pri- 
vationem fiendam in partibus. (F. 182.) 

Diver sor. Alexandri VI. 
1493. 

1. Die xxiij. eiusdem (Oct.), dominus Eicardus Wyte, monachus mona- 
sterii Beate Marie de Kilbegam [? Kilbengait] alias de Benedictione, 
Cisterciensis ordinis, Midensis dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camera 
Apostolice pro annata dicti monasterii, cuius fructus, etc., trigintaocto 
marcharum sterlingorum secundum communem extimatione valorem 
annuum, etc., non excedunt, vacaturi per subrectionem [recte, subrep- 
tionem] licterarum (sic) apostolicarum impetrationis dicti monasterii 
facte alias in personam domini Eugenii Ychonalta, presbyteri Ardaka- 
densis dioc, prout patet libro viij. annatarum domini Innocentii, folio 
179. Et providetur eidem dno Eicardo de dicto monasterio sub dat. 
Eome, tertio Nonas Octobris, anno secundo. Et promisit solvere 
annatam predictam infra quatuor menses a die habende possessionis 
computandos, sub penis Camere, etc. Juravit, etc. Pro Ibernico qui 
narravit in bulla alium possidentem. (1493-94, /. 98.) 

2. Die XXV. eiusdem (Oct.), dominus Cornelius Ocallan, presbyter 
Midensis dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata 
perpetue vicarie parrochialis eoclesie de Arnurchayr [Ardnurcher] dicte 
dice, cuius fructus, etc., vigintiquatuor marcharum sterhngorum se- 
cundum communem extimationem valorem annuum, etc., non excedunt; 
que vacat ad presens, et tanto tempore vaaavit quod eius collatio est ad 
sedem Apostolicam devoluta, licet quidam Cormacus Okyng, presbyter 
dicte dioc, illam detineat indebite occupatam. Et mandatur provideri 

F. 182. 
2 Recioriartm de Balecassen Killotloir, ac de Ballenag. — ^Not identified. 



DIOCESIS MIDENSIS 79 

eidem Cornelio de dicta vioaria; sub dat. Eome pridie Nonas Oetobris, 
anno secundo. Et promisit solvere annatam predictam infra annum et 
mensem in forma Camere, etc. Juravit, etc. (F. 99.) 

3. Dicta die (xxx. Oct.) dominus Pernandus Sanctii, prior ecclesie 
Seguntine, ut principalis et privata persona, obligavit seGamere Apos- 
tolice nomine domini Willielmi Tlongayn, canonici monasterii, per 
priorem soliti gubernari, Beate Marie de Dermaoh^ ordinis S. Aug"*, 
Midensis dioc, pro annata dicti monasterii, ao rectorie parrocbialis 
ecclesie de Mayleimach,^ infra limites parrocbialis ecclesie de Dermacb 
[Durrow] , dicte dioc, cuius ao rectorie predictorum fructus, etc., vigin- 
tisex marcbarum sterlingorum secundum communem extimationem 
yalorem annuum, etc., non excedunt ; vacantium alias per privationem 
dominii Magonii Olongayn, alias per ordinarium loci per suam diffiniti- 
vam sententiam extra Eomanam curiam factam. Et mandatur conferri 
dictus prioratus eidem domino Willelmo, et prefata rectoria uniri eidem 
monasterio perpetuo, sub dat. Eome septimo Idus Oetobris, anno 
secundo. Et promisit solvere annatam predictam infra annum et 
mensem, sub penis Oamere, etc. Juravit, etc. Data [fuit bulla] , quia 
in bulla narratur prefatum Magonium adbuc possidere ; et cum clausula 
vocatis [vocandis] . {F. 102.) 

1497. 

1. Dicta die (xij. Julii), Eoricus Ykallayn, canonicus monasterii Beate 
Marie de Dirmacb [Durrow] ordinis S. Aug"^, Medensis (sic) dioc, obli- 
gavit se Camere pro annata prioratus dicti monasterii, cuius vigintisex 
ac vioarie parrocbialis ecclesie de Arnurcbair [Ardnurcber] , dicte dioc, 
cuius vigintiquatuor marcbarum sterlingornm fructus, etc., non exce- 
dunt; vacantium per 'devolutionem ; et de quibus, vocatis vocandis, 
provideri mandatur dicto Eorico, sub dat. xvj. Kal. Julii, anno quinto. 
Et promisit solvere dictam annatam infra duos menses, babita posses- 
sione, CoUectori in partibus, sub penis Camere. Juravit, etc. (1497-98, 
/. 35.) 

2. Dicta die (ut supra) Oddo Oluamin, clericus Mindensis [recte, Mi- 
densis] dioc, obUgavit se Camere pro annata perpetue vicarie parrocbialis 
ecclesie de Linela [Lynally] dicte dioc, vacantis per devolutionem; 
et cuius fructus, etc., triginta marcbarum sterlingorum non excedunt ; 

1493-94, f . 102. oeeded to build his castle witli the stones 

1 Mons. B. Marie de Dermach. — In of Columba's monastery and churches. " 

Irish Dairmagh, i.e., the plain of the (B-p. Healy' a Ireland's Ancient Schools, 

An older name still for it was etc.) Later a house of canons following 



Ros-grenacha, and it was called also St. Austin's rule, succeeded to Columba's 

Druim-Cain, i.e. the Beautiful Bidge : abbey. Sad to say, the canons in their 

at present it is known as Durrow. It turn, fell under the lash of a spoUer 

is in the barony of Ballyoowan, King's ruder still than De Lacy. In the 4th 

CO., three miles from Tullamore. A far year of her reign Queen Elizabeth leased 

famed abbey was founded here, according away their house to one Nicholas Her- 

to O'Donovan, in 550 or thereabouts. bert, for 21 years, at a rent of £10 an- 

Long afterwards, "in 1186, Hugh de nually ; later on she gave it to him for 

Lacy set about building a castle at Dur- his life time-and then to his sons, etc. 

row. For this purpose he seized the (Pat. EoUs, etc.) ,.,,,. 

abbey-lands drove out the neighbouring 2 Bector%a par. eccUsie MayUimaeh. 

Celtic proprietor, named Fox, and pro- —Not identified. 



8o OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

et de qua vocatis vocandis, provideri tnandatur dicto Oddoni, sub dat. 
x"°°- Kalendas Julii, anno quinto. Bt promisit solvere dictam annatam 
infra duos menses, habita possessions, sub penis Camere. Juravit, 
&c. {P. 35.) 

3. Dicta die (xvj. Nov.), dominus Petrus de la Parra, clerious Oala- 
gurritan. dioo., ut principalis et privata persona, obligavit se Camere 
Apostolice (nomine) domini Edimundi Fay, clerici Midensis dioc, pro 
annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie Beate Marie de Milach,' dicte 
Midensis dice, cuius fructus, etc., viginti marcharum sterlingorum 
secundum communem extimationem, etc., non excedunt; vacantia per 
devolutionem, etc. Et providetur eidem Edimundo de dicta rectoria 
sub dat. Ostie xiiij"°°- Kalendas Novembris, anno sexto. Bt promisit 
solvere annatam predictam infra quatuor (menses) post habitam posses- 
sionem. Narratur intrusus, et est pro Ibernico, {F. 116.) 

Diversor. Julii. II. 
1506. 
1. Die dicta (29 Julii), d. Willermus Nucen {recte, Nugent?), pres- 
byter Medensis {tic) dioc, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata 
rectorie parrochialis ecclesie de Kuilhac,^ Midensis dioc, vacantis certo 
modo, etc, cuius fructus, etc., viginti octo marcharum sterlingorum, etc., 
de qua provideri mandatur eidem G(uillelmo) sub dat. xv. Kalendas 
Julii, anno 3°. Et promisit solvere dictam annatam quamprimum fuerit 
assecutus possessionem, etc. Jubavit [recte, Juravit] , etc. Eestituta 
[fuit bulla] , quia Ibernicalis. (1506, /. 220.) 

1507. 
1. Die XXV. Oct., 1507, D. Eichardus Wlstir, olericus Mindensis [recte, 
Midensis] dioc, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata rectorie par- 
rochialis ecclesie de (?) Eachenouayir [Eathv^ire alias Villa pagani], 
dicte dioc, certo modo vacantis, et cuius fructus, etc., quindecim mar- 
charum sterlingorum secundum communem extimationem valorem 
annuum non excedunt. Et mandatur provideri dicto d. Eichardo sub 
dat. xiiij. Kal. Octobris, anno iiij'". Bt promisit solvere dictam annatam 
Collectori in partibus, sub penis Camere. Juravit, etc. (1507-08,/. 56.) 

1497-98, f. 116. the 31 Hen. VIII. the rectory of Moy- 

1 Milach. — The same as Moylagh, laghe'a yearly value is 71 5s. Od. 

which is a parish in the barony of Fore, 1506, f . 220. 

CO. of Meath. " The church stood on a 1 Kuilhac. — ? Killagh, a parish in the 

hill, in the midst of a wild and beautiful barony of Delvin, nearly 3 miles (S.) 

country. The traces of the spoiler are from Gastletown-Delvin. The old church, 

here, for the old temple has been torn a ruin, still remains — it measures about 

down, and almost uprooted. All that 70 feet by 14. Or it is, perhaps, Kil- 

remains is the bell-tower, which is of leagh, in the barony of Pore, co. Meath. 

considerable height, and commands an Killagh alias Kilwellagh rectory is valued 

imposing view of the surrounding neigh- in a Taxation of 81 Hen. YIII. at 13i 

bourhood. The castle of Moylagh, now Is. 8d. yearly— it appears there in the 

a heap of ruins, stands a short distance deanery of MuUingar. In a" bull of 

from the church." (Cogan's Dioc. of Martin V. , Kyllewellach church is stated 

Meath.) In the papal Taxation, Mailaoh, to be dedicated to St. Conanus; ablunder, 

in the deanery of Pavoria [Fore] is valued no doubt, of the scribe, for Lonanus oi 

at 10 marks yearly. In a Taxation of Lonan. 



DIOCESIS MIDENSIS 8l 

1511. 

1. Dicta die (xxv. Martii), dominus Cornelius Mageooagayn, presbyter 
Midensis dioc, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata rectorie par- 
rochialis ecclesie Noue Ville de Fertulac [Newtown] , dicte dioc, vacantis 
per obitum Constantini Maehaygayn ; cuius fructus, etc., duodecim 
marcharum sterlingorum non excedunt. Et mandatur provideri sub 
dat. xj. Kalendas Martii, anno viij°- Et promisit solvere Colleotori in 
partibus, more hibernico, sub penis, etc. Juravit, etc. Eestituta [fuit 
bulla] , quia in bulla narratur intrusus. (1510-11, /. 67.) 

Biversor. Leonis X. 
1517. 

1. Dicta die (iv. Mali), dominus Eoricus Froncuir, prior monasterii 
Beate JVIarie Virginis de Killete,^ Darensis dioc, obligavit se pro annata 
prioratus Beate Marie de Birnui?'', Midensis dioc, certo modo vacantis, 
cuius fructus vigintiquatuor marcarum sterlingorum non excedunt. Et 
unitur primodicto prioratui quamdiu, etc., sub dat. septimo Kalendas 
Junii, anno quarto. Et promisit solvere Collectori in partibus, more 
Ibernico. Juravit. Eestituta [fuit bulla] quia narrat intrusum. (1517, 
/. 124.) 

Annate Clem. VII. 
1534. 

1. Dicta die (xxviij. Martii), dominus Thateus Icorregain, clericus 
Medensis dioc, sponte, etc., obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata 
unius de Aglasmoyana,^ et alterius de Droinculeyn,^ Medensis dioc, par- 
rochialium ecclesiarum perpetuarum vicariarum, vacantium certo modo ; 
quarum insimul fructus quindecim marcharum sterlingorum, etc., non 
excedunt. Et prima vicaria erigitur in canonicatum et prebendam dicte 
ecclesie; seounda vero unitur dictis canonicatui et prebende, sub dat. 
septimo Idus Martii, anno undecimo. Et promisit solvere Collectori in 
Ybernia, sub penis Camere, etc. Jm-avit, etc. (1533-34, /. 138.) 

1517, f. 124. partly in the barony of Ormond Lower. 

1 Mon. B.M.V. de Killete. — In Irish co. Tipperary, but chiefly in that of 
Cill-Achaidh droma fada,i.e.t'heab.\ixo'ii Eglish in King's county. S.James is 
of the field of the long druim or ridge. the patron saint of this parish. 

The name, says O'Donovan (note a, 2 Drainculeyii. — In Irish Druim-Cuil- 
Annals Four Masters), is very descrip- inn, i.e. Ridge or long Hill of the Holly, 
tive of the lotality, for a remarkable now DrumcuUen, a parish in the south 
long low druim or ridge extends south- of the barony of Eglish, King's county, 
westward immediately over the village The old parish church, now in ruins, 
of Killeigh (as this place is now called). stands, O'Donovan says (note m, ad an. 
The monastery of Killeigh, in the barony 722, Arm. Four Masters), on the boundary 
of Geashill, King's co., was probably between the ancient Meath and Munster. 
founded by St. Sincheall, the elder, who The patron of the parish, since the Anglo- 
died on the 26th of March, 548. On the Norman invasion is, according to Cogan's 
16th May, 1578, this abbey with all its Dioc. of Meath), S. John. The Register 
temporal possessions, etc., was granted of Clem. VII. says it was asserted that 
to Gerald earl of Kildare and his heirs, at the right of presentation to these livings 
theyearly rent of 33s. 4d., he to maintain belonged to the prior and convent of 
one able horseman. (Auditor Oenl.) Greatconnell, in the diocese of Kildare, 

2 Prioratus B. Marie de Birnii ? — Not but that they are so long vacant, that the 
identified. right of appointment has lapsed to the 

1533-34, f. 138. Apostolic See. 

1 Aglasmoyana.—No-w EgUsh, a parish 



82 OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

Diversor. Panli III. 
1535. 

1. Dicta die (1"' Julii), d. Carolus Eaynaldus, clericus Midensis dioo. 
archideaconus eiusdem ecclesie Midensis, nomine Eiohardi Walsohe 
(sic), rectoris parrochialis ecclesie de Lochshewdy [Ballimore], dicte 
dioc, obligavit se pro annata parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Patritii eiusdem 
Mindensis [recte, Midensis] dioc, vacantis certo modo, cuius fruetus 
viginti marcharum sterlingorum, etc., non excedunt. Et mandatur uniri 
dicte ecclesie de Lochshewydy ad vitam dicti Eichardi, sub dat. tertio 
Idus Mali, anno primo. Et promisit solvere annatam Collector] in 
partibus illis infra annum, aut docere, etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla] quia 
impetranda in forma iuris, etc. (1534-36, /. 134.) 

2. Dicta die (12 Aug.), d. Genaldus r»"ecte, Geraldus] Walshe, canonicus 
Eegularis ordinis Sancti Augustini, principalis, etc., obligavit se Camere 
Apostolice pro annata monasterii Sancte Trinitatis de Loudadei [recte, 
Laude Dei] , alias de Balogan [recte, Ballyboggan] , per priorem guber- 
nari soliti ; ac prioratus Beate Marie de Lochsawdy jecte, Loch Sewdy] 
ordinis Sancti Augustini; necnon unius de Clonfada fouran [Clonfad] 
ac alterius Sancti Colmani de Triny [? recte, Leiny] parrochialium 
ecclesiarum Midensis dioc, certo modo vacantium, quorum Sancte 
Trinitatis octo, et Beate Marie et parrochialium ecclesiarum insimul 
quatuor marcharum sterlingorum non excedunt. Et providetur eidem, 
ac uniuntur ad vitam dicti Geraldi dicto monasterio Sancte Trinitatis 
sub dat. duodecimo Kalendas .Tunii, anno primo. Et promisit infra sex 
menses solvere annatam huiusmodi Collectori in partibus, aut mensem 
post docere de non habita possessione, sub penis Camere. Juravit, etc. 
Eestituta [fuit bulla] quia certo modo, et in Hibernia. (F. 162.) 



Meath. 



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1401-1S36. 



) March, 1401. 

S. Mary's Priory, MuUingar. — The 
rior (Thomas) and convent of the house 
: the Austin Canons, Mulllngar, appealed 
1 the apostolic see against John (Colton) , 
•ohbishop of Armagh, inasmuch as he 
id instituted a perpetual chaplaincy in 
le chapel of Kylbride situated within 
le limits of the parish of Douuboyng 
)unhoyne), which as well the present 
fior and convent as their predecessors, 
a,ve canonically and entirely held and 
assessed for their own use, portione 
xarii in eadem duntaxet excepta a tem- 
yre cuius contrarii menioria non existit. 
he pope sped a mandate de inqmrendo 
> the Bishop of Thelesen, dated iii°. 
al. Apr., an°. 12"., Bonifacii IX. 

! Jan., 1402. 

Urmm of p.v. of MuUingar. — Pope 
onifaoe IX., by bull dated Rome, etc., 
le Ides of Jan. , the xiii. year of his ponti- 
jate united in perpetuity the perpetual 
carage of MuUingar (income not exceed- 
g 20 marks sterling yearly) to the priory 

the same place, the yearly value of 
hich does not exceed 60 marks, in rele- 
vmen onerum priori et conventui dicto 
■ioratui pro tempore incumbentium, pro- 
ded the patron, who ii the lord (dom- 
us) of MuUingar, gives his consent 
lereto. (Reg. Bon. IX., an. 13, f. 10.) 

I Jan., 1406. 

St. Patrick's, Trim. — Pope Innocent 
11., by bull dated Viterbo, 13 Kal. Feb., 
i". 2°., at the prayer of Richard Petir, 
ctor of the par. church of St. Patrick, 
•im, gave him licence to receive, while 
iidying at any University, or residing 

curia Boniana, or in any of his beue- 
es, the revenues, etc., of the above 
otory and of all the other benefices he 
en held, or should obtain in future, 
■otidianis distribucionibus duntaxat ex- 
otis. This licence was to hold good 
r five years. There was, as is usual in 
:e cases, the proviso qu^d par. ecclesia 
edicta et alia beneflcia huiusmodi de- 
%s interim non fraudentwr obsequAis, 

amimarum cura in eis qidbus ilia 
minet nullatenut negligatur. (Reg. 
noo. VII., an". 2°., lib. 1.5, fol. 250.) 

th March, 1411. 

St. Mary's priory of Molyn (Mullin- 
r). — The above priory, called also 
mius Dei, has care of souls, is a con- 
ntual dignity, elective, and not depen- 
nt on any other monastery ; it has a 



yearly income not exceeding sixty marks, 
and is reserved to the pope's collation. 
It is now vacant by the demise extra 
curiam of its late prior, Roger Jago. 
The pope desiring to confer a special 
favour, on account of his merits, on 
Robert Braynok, a priest, and canon of 
this priory, provided him to the same, 
with all its rights and appurtenances, 
whether it should be vacant in the way 
before mentioned, or in any other way, 
. . . if its disposal belongs to him 
alonefor this time. Deceinentes . . . 
Given at Bologna, 6 Ides of March, an. 
1°. (Reg. Jo. 23, an. 6°. {recte 1°.), lib. 
2, f. 296.) 

22 Oct., 1411. 

Priory of Tristernagh. — The priory of 
S. Mary, Tristernagh, which is con- 
ventual, a dignity, not dependent on any 
other monastery or house of Regulars ; 
the yearly income of which, deductis 
ipsius ac conventus prioratus eiusdem 
oi%eribus, does not exceed xxx. marks, 
and is already (jam) reserved to the 
apostolic see, being vacant by the death 
of RicardusRoweecc iraiJomaiiamcMriam, 
the pope desiring to confer a special 
favour, in view of his merits, on Ricar- 
dus Hill, a canon of said priory, and 
expressly professed in the order, conferred 
on him the vacant priory, whether void 
in the way alleged, or in any other way, 
provided its disposal for this time belongs 
to the apostolic see alone. Notwith- 
standing, etc. Dat. Rome, etc., xi. Kal. 
Nov., an». 2". (Reg. Jo. 28, an°. 2°., 
libo. 20, f. 101.) 

23 Oct., 1411. 

Par. Church of S. Brandan, Agher. — 
The above church, which is of lay pat- 
ronage, and the yearly revenue of which 
does not exceed xv. marks ster., being 
vacant by the death of Nicholas Walle, 
pope John XXIII. wishing to grant a 
special favour to Nicholas Jordan, per- 
petual vicar of St. Mary's, Laracor, in 
the same dioc, who is recommended to 
him on trustworthy evidence, ordered 
that the said church of St. Brandan, 
whether vacant as stated above, or in 
any other way, provided that the patrons 
give their consent, and that at the date 
of these presents no one has a special 
right therein, shall be conferred on, and 
assigned to the same Nicholas Jordan. 
If in virtue of these present letters the 
church of S. Brandan is conferred on 
said Jordan, then the pope dispenses 
him 30 that he may freely and lawfully 



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receive, and retain it, together with the 
said per. vicarage, for three years, gene- 
ralis concilii et qzdbuscunque aliis con- 
stitutionibus,etc.,nequaquamobstantibus. 
Bub so that within said trienniwm he 
sliall bj obliged to exchange one or other 
of those two benefices for another compat- 
ible with that which he retains — otherwise 
he shall be bound to resign omnino the 
per. vicarage. It is also provided that 
St. Brandan's and the vicarage must not 
be defrauded of their due services, and 
that the cure of souls in them shall by 
no means be neglected. Given at Rome, 
etc., x°. Kal. Nov., an. secundo. (Reg. 
Jo. 23, an°. 2"., lib". 18°., f. 223.) 

Agher is in the baronies of Lower and 
Upper Deeoe, oo. of Meath. A Protestant 
church now occupies the site of the old 
Catholic church. 

14 Dec, 1411, 

Bectv- of Killeagh ? — The rectory of the 
parish church of St. Conquini de Kyllagh 
(Killeagh?), diocese of Meath, which is 
of lay patronage, and the yearly income 
of which does not exceed 10 marks ster- 
ling, is now vacant by the death of John 
Sargeant, and has been vacant so long 
that its collation has lapsed to the apos- 
tolic see, though Robert Dexstedr, who 
calls himself a priest of this dioc, holds 
it unduly, as it was collated to him 
symoniaca infsrcedente pravitate. The 
pope, wishing to confer a special favour 
on Henry Sargeant, a clerk of this 
diocese, of illegitimate birth, but of 
whose merits he had received trustworthy 
evidence, ordered that, if vocatis dicto 
Roberto et aliis qui fiterint evocandi, the 
above charge should prove true, said 
rectory, whether vacant in the way al- 
leged, or in any other way, provided that 
at the date of these presents no one has 
a specially acquired right therein, should 
be conferred on said Henry. Notwith- 
standing, etc. Dat. Rome, etc., xviiii. 
Kal. Jan., an", secundo. (Reg. Jo. 23, 
an. 2°., libo. 18, f, 77.) 

Killagh is in the barony of Delvin, oo. 
of Westmeath, 2f miles south of Castle- 
town Delvin, Tn a Taxation, 81 Henry 
VIII., I find I Decanatus de Clonard, 
R(eotory) de Killagh , , , . £4 19s. Bd. 

In the Tax. 1.302-6, Deanery of Mul- 
lingar-Kylleylach (Killagh) 
value at iOOs. 

24 Dec, 1411. 

The Rectory of Miiltyfarannan. — The 
rectory of the parish church of St. 
Andrew of Multyfarannan [Multyfarn- 
ham] , which is of lay patronage, is 
vacant at present by the death of Robert 
Oconyngean extra curiam, and so long 
vacant that the right of collation thereto 
has legitimately lapsed to the apostolic 
see. Pope John XXIII. wishing to con- 
fer a special favour on Bernard Macmur- 
kerchaid [Mac Murtagh], a clerk of the 



diocese of Ardagh, who had been reoom-):'- 
mended to him on trustworthy evidence * 
and has, as he says, studied for almost ' 
X. years civil and canon law (in utroqm-'l 
iure) in Ireland and also at Oxford in the"' 
diocese of Lincoln, and long since was 
dispensed by apostolic authority swpsr 
defeetu natalium, in consideration of Ms 
merits, ordered that if matters are as 
represented, the said rectory, the yearly 
income of which does not exceed xxx. 
marks ster., whether it is vacant intlie 
way alleged, or in any other way, pro- 
vided that at the date of these presents 
no one had an especially acquired right 
therein, shall be conferred on, and as- 
signed to him. Notwithstanding that 
he had lately provided him to the per- 
petual vicarage of St. Prign (?) of Killda- 
canog in the dioc of Ardagh, the fruits 
of which do not exceed xii. marks ster., . 
provided that the rectory and vicarage ' 
shall not be defrauded of their wonted, 
services, and in neither of them shall ihe' . 
cure of souls be in any way neglected! - 
Given at Rome, etc., 9th Kal. January, - 
an. 2°. (Reg. Jo. 23, an". 2°, lib. 18,, 
f. 143.) 

In' the papal Taxation 1302-6) this 
church is valued at IOOs. yearly. In a 
Taxation (31 Hen. VIII.) the Rectory de 
Moltefaran is valued at £8 10s. Od. 

8th Feb., 1411. *- 

Par. church of Kyllamin or Kyllanyn, 
— Some time ago it was made known to 
pope Alexander V. on the part of Come- 
dinus Margruerit [? recte Macgruerio], 
per. vicar of the par. church of Baliloot.- 
orye, in the dioc. of Meath, that John. 
Okernayl [or Okervayl] , rector of the " 
par. church of Kyllamin, in the above , 
named dioc , having put from him God's 
holy fear, laid violent hands rashly, even , 
to the shedding of blood, on EoberJ; 
Omirrcho, clerk of this diocese, thereby 
damnably incurring the sentence of |he - 
major excommunication, and wMleAo 
banned presumed to say mass puliyply 
and celebrate other divine offices, ithis 
contracting the stain [macula) of i«i|ii- 
larity, to the peril of his soul, aniijthe 
scandal of many. The pope oonsidermg 
that if these charges are true said John.baB 
rendered himself, unworthy to hojdjujihe 
aforesaid church of Kyllanyn (sic), sent | 
mandatory letters to the abbot of St. | 
Mary's, Kells, in said dioc, that, if said > 
Comedinus is willing to accuse said John 
before him auent the charges aforesaid, 
and to bind himself in scriptis in legal 
form, after he shall have done so, John 
and the others who should be cited being 
summoned, he shall by apostolic autho- 
rity decree what is just, appellatione re- 
mota, etc., and moreover, if in virtue of the 
aforesaid letters the abbot should sen- 
tence said John to the privation of the 
church of Kyllanyn, and should remove 
him therefrom, he shall by the samr 
apostolic authority confer the said ohuroh 



Meath. 



85 



IS vacant on said Comedinus and as- 
n it to him. But inasmuch as pope 
ixander and Mathew, abbot of Kells, 
id before the presentation of the afore- 
d apostolic letters to said Mathew, and 
J apostolic see had not ex- time pro- 
led an abbot to the aforesaid nionas- 
y, supplication was made to John 
QII., on behalf of said Comedinus, 
it he -would deign to provide a suitable 
nedy for his case. The pope lending 
avourable ear to said Comedinus' re- 
est commanded the abbot of Kilbeggau , 
bull dated Home, etc., vi. Ides Feb., 
. 2'"', to put into execution the pro- 
ions of pope Alexander's letters, as if 
d letters had been addressed and pre- 
ited to him (the abbot of Kilbeggan) 
ring pope Alexander's life, and that 
had ex tunc begun to put them into 
scution. (Reg. Jo. 23, an. 2, lib. 23, 
31.) 

BaUyloohorye (?) recte Ballylochuair, 
as Ballylochowel — Loch Owel being 
3 modern representative of the old 
loh Vair. On the margin of Lough 
rel there is a parish called Portloman 
possibly it may be alias for Bally- 
huair. 

March, 1411. 

Won. of Kilbeggan Sacristy. — The office 
Sacristan of the Cistercian monastery 
Kilbeggan, in this dioc, has been, and 
at present void by the spontaneous 
lignation of Patrick Magra into the 
ads of Gillabert (sic) abbot of said 
ase, as the reception and admission of 
;h resignation de autigua et approbata 
isuetuedine belong to the abbot p?'0 
ijoore of the same alone. The pope 
siring to grant a special favour to said 
trick, who is in priest's orders and, as 
asserts, expressly professed, ordered 
letters apostolical dated at Rome, etc. , 
Ides of March, an. 2", that said sa- 
stauship, which is a simple office, 
m which the holder pro tempore is 
nt to be removeable at the abbot's 
11, {pro solo nutu abbatis), the yearly 
.its of which do not exceed three 
irks sterling, whether it should be 
!ant as said before, or in any other 
y, provided that at the date of these 
isents no one had an especially ac- 
ired right therein, should be conferred 
and assigned to the aforesaid Patrick. 
3g. Jo. 23, an. 2, lib. 20, f. 183.) 

une, 1412. 

Rectory of Kylwekigh. — John Nugent, 
riest of the diocese of Heath, sent a 
ition to pope John XXIII. stating 
;t the par. church of S. Lonan of 
Uwelagh [Killulagh] being vacant by 
I demise of Henry 0' Kelly, the prior 
I convent of the monastery of Lantho- 
ler [Lanthony] in the dioc. of Wor- 
ter, who, de antiqua et approbata ac 
}tenus paciftce obaervata consuetyxLine, 



had the right of presentation to said 
church, presented him within the legiti- 
mate time for institution to Robert, 
bishop of Meath, who instituted him in 
recforem of said church, of which, in 
virtue of said presentation and institu- 
tion he got possession ; but meeting 
with hindrances, molestations, and dis- 
turbances from Elias Borlach, calling 
himself a clerk of the diocese of Dublin, 
on account of said church, he has ap- 
pealed to the apostolic see. But as ex 
certis caiisis he (John) is doubtful whether 
his presentation to said rectory, and his 
obtaining the same hold good, and, as 
the pope has hoard that the said church 
is known to be as yet vacant, the pope, 
to whom said John is much recommended, 
wishing to grant him a gracious favour, 
sent a mandate to the official of Armagh 
{Borne IIP Nonas Junii, an. III'^.) that 
if vocatis dicto Elia et aliis que fuerint 
evocandi, he should find the said church 
vacant in the v.ay before mentioned, or in 
anj' other way, and that after a diligent 
examination said John should prove to 
be fit, to confer on him, and assign to 
him said church, the yearly fruits of 
which do not exceed xl. marks sterling, 
provided that at the date of these presents 
no one else has a specially acquired right 

therein. Non obstantibus 

(Reg. Jo. 23, an". 3^, lib. 1", f. ) 

28 Nov., 1414. 

Rectory of Clonfad. — Jolm Omigaid 
alias alterius nationis, a student of the 
dioc. of Meath, desiring to become a 
clerk, pope John XXIII., to whom he 
had, on trustworthy evidence, been re- 
commended for . integrity of life and 
conversation, was thereby induced to act 
graciously in his regard. Now, as he 
has heard that the rectory of the parish 
of Cluainfoda [Clonfad] of said dioc. is 
vacant at present by the death of Richard 
Ochallain, wishing to confer a special 
favour on said John, who says that he 
has studied canon law for five years, in 
consideration of his aforesaid merits, 
commanded the bishop of Concord, the 
abbot of Portupuro, dioc. of Clonfert, 
and Cornelius Orodochain, canon of 
Clonmacnoise, or any two or one of them, 
per se vel aliimi seu alios, to confer on, 
and assign to said John, after he has 
received the clerical tonsure, the said 
rectory, the annual fruits, etc., of which 
for non-resident rectors do not exceed 
four marks sterling, whether it should 
be void as above mentioned, or in any 
other way, even though, etc., provided 
that at the date of these presents no one 
had an especially acquired right therein. 
Notwithstanding that lately said John, 
as he says, was provided to the rectory 
of the parish church of Villanova of Pear- 
tulach [Newtown, in the baronies of 
Fartullagh and Moyoashel, co. West- 
meath], the yearly fruits of which for 



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non-residents do not exceed six marks 
sterling. By tlie authority of these pre- 
sents he was dispensed to receive and 
retain ad bienniuin both these rectories 
together. Yet so that in the interim he 
must exchange one of them for another 
compatible with that which he retains. 
Otherwise the first of these rectories 
which he obtained, which ex tunc is de- 
creed to be void, he must altogether 
relinquish. It is also provided that said 
rectories must not be defrauded in the 
interim of their usual services, nor the 
cure of souls in them be in any way 
neglected. Given at Constance iv. Kal. 
Dec, an. 5. (Reg. Jo. 23, an". 5, f. 79, 
lib". 47. J 

The rectory of Newtown, vac. by the 
death of Odo Ocarraioh, was conferred 
on Omigaid. (Constance, Nones Nov., 
an'=. S-', Joh. XXIII.) 

Glonfad is in the barony of Fartullagh, 
and CO. of Westmeath. 

23 Feb., 1415. 

Becty. S. Marie de Lochsydi. — The 
above rectory of Loohseudy [Ballymore] 
being vacant by the death of Nicholas 
Ohahy exti-a curiam Bomanam, the pope, 
to whom Mathew Macageaircaid, a clerk 
of the dioc. of Ardagh, had been highly 
recommended for his blameless life and 
conversation, etc., in consideration of his 
merits desiring to confer a favour on him, 
sent a mandate, dated Constance, 7 Kal. 
of March, an. 5°, to the dean of Ardagh, 
if after a diligent examination he should 
find the said Mathew fit, should said 
rectory, the yearly revenue of which 
does not exceed 30 marks ster., be vacant 
in the way mentioned above, or by the 
death of John Icahashaid extra eanditm 
curiam, or in any other way, . . . 
provided that at the date of these pre- 
sents no one had a specially acquired 
right therein, to confer it . . . with 
all its rights and appurtenances on said 
Mathew. Instituting per se vel alium seu 
alios, the said Mathew, or his proctor, 
in his name, into the corporal possession 
of the above rectory. . . Notwith- 

standing, . , , (Reg. Jo. 23, an. 5, 
lib. 47, fol. 183.) 

Ballymore is in the co. of Westmeath, 
and bar. of Rathconrath. In the Tax- 
ation (1302-6), where it is called Loxeudi, 
it is valued at 40 marks yearly. The 
rectory of Loughsuedie is valued at £16 
yearly in the Taxation (31 Henry VIII.) 
— Irish money. 

10 Dec, 1417. 

Moyvore par. church. — It was made 
known to-day, on the part of John 
Okynean, a priest of the dioc. of Meath, 
to pope Martin V., that when some time 
ago the rectory of the parish church of 
S. Patrick of Magmora [Moyvore alias 
Templepatrick] was said to be vacant by 
the death of its rector, the late Donald 



Macluagii extra curiam,a,lthough Thomas 
Macluagii was then rector there, having 
been appointed by apostolic authority, on 
the voluntary resignation in curia of the 
aforesaid Donald, Margaret, the prioress 
and the convent of the Cistercian mon- 
astery of Loughseudy [alias Ballymore 
Lough-Seudy] to whom in common the 
right of presentation to said rectory de 
antiqiia et approbata ac hactenus pacifiee 
observata consueticdineperti7iet, presented 
said John, who had been dispensed swper 
defectu natalium, for institution to said 
rectory, vacant as was pretended par ' 
obitum as above, to William Yonge, 
archdeacon in the church of Meath, then 
vacant, as during such vacancy the right 
of institution to said rectory is known to 
belong de simili consuetmdine (as above) 
to the archdeacon of Meath pro tempcn 
alone. Said William, John having pre- 
viously on that account made presents 
(viunuscula) to some persons, instituted, 
him as rector of the parish church afore- 
said, in virtue, as he said, of his ordinary 
authority, licet de facto. John having, 
on the pretext of the said presentation 
and institution, despoiled the before 
named Thomas of the possession of said 
rectory which he then held, was on that 
account brought by him, not ex de lego- 
tione apostolica, before Edward, bishop 
of Meath : subsequently a certain sum of 
money having been given by said John to , 
Thomas, with that intent (propterea), he 
renounced alias freely before a notary 
public and witnesses in illis partibm 
[i.e. of Ireland] his lawsuit and cause 
and every right which he in way had in, 
or to said rectory, John then occupied 
and detained said rectory, as he detains 
it now unduly occupied, receiving the 
fruits of the same likewise de facto. By 
other letters apostolic the pope removed 
entirely every stain or note of inability 
and infamy contracted by said John on 
account of the premisses (premissorum 
occasione), but willed, however, that he 
must give up really and entirely ex time 
the said rectory. Since therefore, as the 
pope has heard, the said rectory became 
void by the cession of the foresaid Thomas, 
and is void at present, and as John asserts 
that he does not hope for a fair trial he- 
fore said bishop, the pope taking this 
cause into his own hands, admitting by 
his aspostolic authority the above cession, 
forbidding that a new adversary should 
be surrogated to said John in this cause, 
and, in consideration of his merits, de- 
siring to confer a special fayour on him, 
sent a mandate to the prior of St. 
Peter's, Newtown near Trim, to cite all 
and singular who considered themselves 
to be concerned in this matter ; then to 
resume this cause from the point to which 
it had arrived in its last audience before 
said bishop ; to proceed to the ulterior 
hearing of it, and thereupon to a due 
decision, which he shall cause to be 
firmly observed, under pain of ecolesi- 



Meath. 



87 



ical censure. Moreover, provided 
i,t said Jolin was not alias an intruder 

said rectory, the aforesaid prior was 
Iden, on the pope's authority, to sur- 
'ate him in jure Imiusmodi, to confer 
d ius on him, and also to provide him 
jreto ; to admit him and cause him to 
admitted to said itts, and to its prose- 
tion and defence as they existed in said 
.omas at the time of his cession of the 
)resaid rectory; and if he (Thomas) 
s not made said cession, then to ad- 
,t said John, and cause him to bo 
mitted, as is usual, to such ius as 
;d Thomas could and ought to have 
on admitted to. And moreover, said 
lor was bidden by apostolic authority 

confer on said John, and assign to 
m, post quam illam admiserit (? cess- 
lem) as aforesaid, the above rectory, 
e yearly value of which does not exceed 
marks sterling, whether it should be 
eant by said cession, or in any other 
by, provided that at the date of these 
esents no one had an especially ac- 
ired right therein. Given at Con- 
moe, iv. Ides Dec, an. l™"- (Reg. 
art. v., an. 1", lib. 2", f. 173.) 
Moyvore alias Templepatriok, is in the 
rony of Bathconrath, co. of West- 
Bath. In the Taxation of 1302-6 it is 
lued at 4 marks yearly. 

thDec, 1417. 

The archdeaconry of Kells. — Robert 
icton (or Sutton), a canon of Dublin, 
esented a petition to pope Martin V. 
iting that formerly the archdeaconry 

Kells, in the church of Meath, being 
cant by the death of Adam Lenase 
tra curiam, he, in virtue of certain 
iters granted to him by Baldassar, 
cmerly called in his obedience, John 
XIII., got the expectation of one or 
'0 benefices, even though that one, or 
le of the two benefices has the care of 
uls, or should be a dignity, personatus 

office in a metropolitan or cathedral, 

collegiate church, in the common or 
veral collation, provision, presentation 

. . of the archbishop of Dublin and 
e bishop of Meath, even if the other 
nefice should be a canonry and pre- 
nd of said metropolitan or collegiate 
lurch. Said Robert accepted within due 
!ne the said archdeaconry, not {sic) bow- 
er, a major dignity after the pontifical 

the said church, vacant as above men- 
)ned, and in the collation of the afore- 
id bishop; and having got provision 
ereof , and obtained it in virtue of said 
tters, and of his acceptance and pro- 
sion aforesaid, he has held and possessed 

since, and holds and possesses it at 
esent . But , as said petition sub] oined , 
id Robert fears that ex certis causis, 
s collation and provision do not hold 
lod, and as the pope has heard, the said 
ohdeaconry is known to be still vacant 

alleged. Thepope,in view of Robert's 



merits, desiring to confer on him a special 
favour, sent a mandate to the bishop of 
Civitaten and the abbots of Trim and 
Navan, dated Constance 3 Ides Dec, an. 
1", that they or any two or one of them, 
ijer se vel alium sen alios, should confer 
said archdeaconry, the yearly value of 
which does not exceed 100 marks sterling, 
as said Robert asserts, on him, whether 
it should be vacant in the way stated 
above, or in other way, provided that at 
the date of these presents no one had an 
especially acquired right therein. Indu- 
centes . . . Robert held also the 
church of Slane. in the dioc. of Meath, 
and a canonry in the church of Dublin, 
with the prebend of Howth, valued at 
oxx. marks sterling. It was provided 
that the letters of pope John XXIII. 
licensing said Robert to hold together 
with the living of Slane another incom- 
patible benefice, should, on his obtaining 
peaceable possession of the archdeaconry, 
be quo ad unum ex huiusiiwdi beniflciis 
casse et irrite. (Beg. Mart. V., an°. 1°, 
lib'^. 8", fol. 86.) 

Cf. 1421-23, f. 210. 

Kildalk. — In 1418, Edmund Earl of 
March and Ulster, got a license to grant 
to the Abbot of St. Mary's, Trim, the 
advowson of St. Mary's church, in his 
manor of Kildalk, in pure and perpetual 
alms. (King.) 

All that remains of the old church, 
says Cogan (Dioc. of Meath), is the nave, 
which measures forty-four feet six inches 
by twenty-one feet, and a part of the boD- 
tower. There is, he says, a holy well, 
now almost dried up, called Tober-Damh- 
nat, near the church. 

31 Jan., 1418. 

John Randolph, rector of the parish 
church of Drakestown, dioc. of Meath, 
states in a petition which he presented 
not long since to pope Mart. V. that 
being dispensed by apostolic authority 
super defectu iiatalium, he was duly pro- 
moted to all holy orders and obtained 
the perpeti^al vicarage of Rathoonnell ; 
subsequently he was further dispensed 
to receive and retain two other compat- 
ible benefices, even though they should 
be canonries and prebends in a cathedral 
or metropolitan church ; afterwards he 
exchanged the said perpetual vicarage 
for the rectory of Ballesown [Balsoon], 
and Balsoon for the rectory of Drakes- 
town, which he now holds. After this 
at said John's prayer, and in consider- 
ation of his merits, the pope granted to 
him yet another grace, dispensing with 
him so that he might receive and lawfuU 
retain qtiecunque, quotcunqU£, et qualia- 
cunque beneficia ecclesiastica with or 
without cure of souls, but compatible 
with each other, even though they should 
be canonries and prebends, dignities, 
personatus or offices in metropolitan or 



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cathedral ohurohiee maiores post pontifi- 
cales, or in collegiate chuvchesprincipales, 
if they should be otherwise {o2ias) canon- 
ically conferred on him, or he should be 
assumed or chosen thereto. Given at 
Constance, 2 Kal. Feb., an°. 1". (Reg. 
Mart, v., an". 1°, lib". 8, f. 122.) 

8 March, I4I8. 

The priory of SS. Taurinus and Fechin 
of Fore, order of S. Benedict, dioo. of 
Meath, which is conventual, and has cure 
of souls, is dependent on the monastery 
of S. Taurinus in the dioo of Evreux, 
and ruled some times by its own monks, 
and at other times by those of Evreux — 
its yearly revenue, deductis oneribus, 
does not exceed sixty marks, was reserved 
by John XXIII., which reservation is 
still in force, is now vacant by the death 
of its prior John Groyse, extra curiam, 
though it has been and is still held by 
Walter Prendergast, calling himself a 
monk of the same. The pope (Mart. V.) 
in consideration of the merits of William 
Anglond, in priest's orders and an ex- 
pressly professed monk of said priory, 
who, on trustworthy testimony, had 
been recommended to him for his zeal 
for religion, and blameless life and con- 
versation, conferred said priory on him, 
whether vacant as asserted above, or in 
any other way, provided that its disposal 
for this oooasion belongs to him alone. 
Given at Constance, 8 of the Ides of 
March, an". 1". (Reg. Mart. V., an°. 
1", lib". 1", f. 41.) 

19th June, 1418. 

Priory of S. Jo. Bapt., etc. Charles 
Macgrueryc, a clerk of the dioc. of Meath, 
who had been recommended to pope 
Martin V. as a person zealous for re- 
ligion, and of blameless life and conver- 
sation, etc., having made known to him 
that he desired to join the friars of the 
house of S. John the Baptist, Kilkenny 
(West), a Hospital of S. John of Jerus- 
alem, there sub regulari habitu virtutum 
Dottiino famulari, the pope sent a man- 
date to the bishop of Clonmaenoise, the 
prior of S. Peter's de Innooentia, near 
Athlone, dioc. of Elphin, and Cornelius 
Orodoohan, canon of Clonmaenoise, if he 
be fit and that no canonical impediment 
should bar the way ; whether the number 
of the conventual brethren should be fixed 
or not, to have him received there to 
fratrem ; to see that he shall get the 
religious habit, be maintained by the 
house, like the rest of the religious, and 
be treated with true charity in the Lord, 
and should he sponte et libere desire to 
make the religious profession, such as is 
made by the other brethren of that house, 
to receive and admit it. Now, as the 
priory of said house was and is still 
va.cant by the death of Thomas Ocatha- 
say at the apostolic see, the pope desiring 
to confer a special grace on the aforesaid 



Charles, in view of his merits before mea- 
tioned, by bull dated Geneva, xiii. Kal.' 
Julii, anno I., directed to the said bishop 
of Clonmaenoise and the others aBove 
mentioned, ordered that they or any two 
or one of them, by themselves, or another, 
or others, after said Charles shall have 
made his religious profession, should 
confer on him this priory, which is con- 
ventual, has cure of souls, is elective, - 
and the income of which does not exceed 
xxiiii. marks ster. yearly, if it should be " 
vacant in the way alleged, or in any other 
way, provided its disposal belongs at pre- 
sent to the pope alone. (Reg. Mart. V., 
an. 1", lib. , f. 222.) 

6 July, 1418. 

KiUulagh. — Elias Borlaoh, rector of 
S. Lonau of Kyluelagh [KilluUagh], re- 
presented to pope Mart. V. that some 
time ago being desirous, for certain good 
reasons to exchange his rectory, of which 
he was in canonical and peaceable posses- 
sion, for the canonry and prebend in the 
cathedral of Dublin held by Nicholas do 
Vallis, he appointed as his proctor John 
Horler, a priest of the dioc. of Dublin, 
but afterwards, re adhuc existente Integra, 
for good cause he recalled Horler's proc- 
torship, and intimated as much to him ; 
but this notwithstanding, Horler ap- 
pointed Robert Notyngham, a priest of 
the dioc. of Meath, as his substitute; 
then said Notyngham resigned the above 
rectory into the hands of Edward, bishop 
of Meath, who, on the presentation of 
Walter, prior of Duleek, and patron of 
this living, conferred it on John Notyng- 
ham alias Clerk, calling himself a priest, 
of the dioc. of Dublin, who is now in 
possession of the same. Wherefore said 
Elias prays for redress. Thereupon the 
pope commanded the official of Armagh to 
cite the bishop, prior, John Notyngham, 
John Horler and Robert Notyngham and 
all others quefuermtevocandi, andinquire 
diligently into the case, and if he should 
find the matter to be as alleged, to remove 
said John from the rectory, induct Elias 
therein, and see that all the revenues of 
the benefice received since its occupation 
by Notyngham shall be restored to the 
said Elias. Given at Geneva, 2 Nones 
of July, an". 1". (Reg. Mart. V., an. 1", 
lib". , f. 248. 

25 Feb., 1420. 

Archdeaconry of Kelts. —Boheit Suotpn 
(? recte Sutton) archdeacon of Kells in 
the church of Meath, is so worn out with 
age, and so broken down in health that 
he is no longer able to serve in divimis 
said archdeaconry, to which the care of 
souls in the parish of Nobber is canoni- 
oally annexed ; neither is he able comde 
to personally exercise the care and juris- 
diction of said office. Wherefore he 
proposes to resign it sponte el libere. 
Mart, v., thereupon commissioned the 



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archbishop of Armagh to receive and 
admit Sutton's resignation, if he, of his - 
own free will, desires to make it, and 
assign to him a provision that shall en- 
able him juxta presbytcratus dignitatis 
decentiam sustentari. Then, the pope 
desiring to confer a gracious favour on 
John Stanyherste, a clerk of the diocese 
of Lichfield, who had been highly re- 
commended to him de vite ac morum 
honestate, aliisque probitatis et virtutum 
mentis, directed the archbishop of Ar- 
magh, if on diligent examination he 
should find Stanyherste fit for the office 
of archdeacon to provide him thereto, 
when it is vacant by the aforesaid resig- 
nation, even though it should be actu 
alias quovis modo void, provided that at 
the date of these presents no one had an 
especially acquired right therein. . . 
The income of the archdeaconry, includ- 
ing the daily distributions which are 
given only to those who are present at 
the mass and divine office, does not ex- 
ceed 100 marks yearly. Then follows 
the clause commanding the archbishop 
to reserve, constitute and assign to the 
said Robert a suitable portion of said 
income, such as may reasonably satisfy 
him, to be paid to him or his proctor 
yearly by said Stanyherste and his suc- 
cessors in the archdeaconry as long as he 
lives. Given at Elorenoe, 5 Kal. Mar., 
an". 3^. (Reg. Mart. V., an". 3", lib°- 
41, f. 87. 

7 June, 1420. 

Per. vicarage of Diamor. — John Baryn- 
ton, of illegitimate birth, de soluto genitus 
et soluta, was dispensed by apostolic 
authority to receive all orders, etiam 
sacros, and to accept a benefice even with 
cure of souls. After he had received 
subdeacouship he obtained peaceable 
possession of the perpetual vicarage of 
Demor [Diamor], then canonically void. 
Subsequently, in consideration of his 
blameless life, etc., said John, who, as 
heasserted, had studied three or four years 
at Oxford, was further dispensed at his 
prayer to accept and retain four addi- 
tional benefices, with or without cure of 
souls, compatible with each other, and 
with the aforesaid vicarage, even though 
they should be canonrics and prebends, 
personatus or offices in metropolitan, 
cathedral, or collegiate churches, if they 
should be alias canonically conferred on 
him, and to resign them, as well as the 
per. vicarage aforesaid, simply, or by ex- 
change, as often as it may please him, 
and instead of the benefice or benefices 
thus relinquished to receive and retain 
another or others simile vel dissimile, 
aut simAlia vel dissiiniUa five only, com- 
patible vrith each other. Nulli ergo, 
dc. Si quis (&c. Given at Florence, 7 
Ides June, an. 3. (Reg. Mart. V., an. 4 
(recU 3), lib. 36, f. 38.) 

The parish of Diamor is in the barony 
of Fore and county of Meath. In the 



Taxation of 1302-6 its yearly Viilue is set 
down at four marks. In that of Henry 
VIII., an 31, the vicarage of the same 
is valued at £2 9s. lid. annually. 

23 Dec, 1420. 

Kells abbey. — It appears from the 
Register of pope Mart. V. (an. d"-', lib". 
57, f. 122) that while one Mathew was 
abbot of the monastery of Kells, O.S.A., 
dioc. of Meath, Baldassar of good memory, 
bishop of Tuioulum, then called John 
XXIII. in his "obedience," desiring 
when the said moiiastery should be void 
to set over it by the providence of the 
apostolic see a useful and fit person, 
reserved its provision specially for that 
time. Afterwards the said monastery 
being vacant by the death of the afore- 
said Mathew extra curiam, and Baldassar 
ceasing in perpctuum to rule in the said 
obedience (in eadem obedientia perpetui 
(recte perpetuo) desiente presidere), Mar- 
tin v., having been under divine favour 
raised ad surmni apostolatus apicem, 
and credibly informed of said vacancy, 
after taking counsel with his bicfchren, 
the cardinals, turned his attention to 
John Oragillich, at that time an expressly 
professed canon in the monastery in 
Cruozelingen outside the walls of Con- 
stance, and in priest's orders, of whose 
religious zeal, literary acquirements., 
blameless life and conversation, trust- 
worthy testimony had been received by 
him. All which having maturely con- 
sidered, he, by the advice of his aforesaid 
brethren, provided said John to the above 
monastery, whether vacant in the before 
mentioned way, or in any other way, 
and set him over it as abbot. Curatn, 
etc. Dat. Home apzid S. Petrum x. Kal, 
Jan.,ponL anno quarto. 

1421, 

The erection of the chapel of Lynally 
into a parish church by the authority 
of pope Boniface IX. — and its con- 
firmation by pope Mart. V., 4 May, 1421, 
sere com. 

The major and sanior pars of the 
inhabitants of the district of *Feara- 
kyeall presented a memorial to pope 
Boniface IX., representing that their 
parish church, St. David's of Aohanuroyr 
[Ardnurcher] being six English miles 
away from them, and the country at 
times much disturbed, they have found 
it very difficult to gQ there for divine 
service, for the reception of the sacra- 
ments, the baptism of their children, 
and the burial of their dead, especially 
in the cold and rainy seasons of the year. 
Therefore they prayed that the chapel of 
St. Colman of Lynnela [Lynally] might 
be separated from the parish of Ard- 
nurcher, be erected into a parish 'Imrcb, 
and the chapels of Rachayn [? Rathin 
Mochuda], Kylleacy, Raliffen [Rath 
Libhthen ?], Habuge, Drumoulynd 



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[DrumouUen] and Eglays [Bglish], all 
situated in the same district of Feara- 
kyeall, and belonging to Ardnurcher 
parish, be united to it. They further 
stated that the revenues of the above 
chapels were amply sufficient for the 
support of a rector and a vicar of the 
proposed new parish. Pope Boniface 
directed the bishop of Termulan, and 
the priors of Durrow and Seirkieran, or 
any one of them, to inquire into the 
matter of this petition, and if they, etc. , 
should find what was alleged by the 
petitioners to be true, to grant their 
prayer. The bishop made the inquiry 
commanded, and finding the allegations 
true, erected the chapel of Lynally into 
a parish church, and united to it the 
aforesaid chapels of Rathayn, etc. The 
confirmation of this matter being after- 
wards sought for from pope Mart. V., 
he, by bull dated Rome 4 Nones May, 
the 4th year of his pontificate, directed 
the prior of Durrow to summon the rec- 
tor of Ardnurcher, and all others who of 
right should be summoned, and, if he 
should find what is alleged above to be 
true, and that a sufficient revenue re- 
mains for the support of the rector, and 
the discharge of his obligations, to ap- 
prove and confirm in his name the letter 
of Boniface IX. (Reg. Mart. V., an. i, 
lib. 48, f. 183.) 

The territory of Fearakyeall [recte 
Feara CealV]. — It compri^ied the modern 
baronies of Pircall, Ballycowan, and 
Ballyboy, in the King's county. After 
the establishment of surnames, the 
dominant family in this territory took 
the name of O'Mael-mhuaidh, now an- 
glicised O'MoUoy. The celebrated 
churches of Rathin Jlochuda, Lan Elo 
[Lynally], Druim Guillen, Dur-mhagh, 
Choluim Chille [Durrow], and Rath 
Libhthen, are mentioned by old writers 
as in this territory. (See note e, pp. 179, 
180, in the Booh of Bights.) 

15th Oct., 1421. 

Abbey of S. Mary's, Trim. — In a pe- 
tition lately presented on the part of 
William, abbot of S. Mary the Virgin, 
Trim, order of S. Austin, to pope Mart, 
v., it was stated that some time ago the 
said monastery being void by the death 
of its abbot, Thomas, extra cwriam, all 
who desired, could and ought to be pre- 
sent at the election of the future abbot 
being summoned thereto, the day for the 
election being fixed, the convent of said 
monastery meeting together, ut maris 
esf, elected unanunously as their abbot, 
etc., the above named William, then a 
canon of said house, expressly professed, 
and in priest's orders : the decree of his 
election having been presented to him 
he assented to it, and obtained its con- 
firmation by his ordinary authority from 
Edward, bishop of Meath, from whom 
also he received the abbatial blessing, in 



hiis (sic) omnibus statutis a jure tempor- 
ibus servatis, and in virtue of said election 
and confirmation he obtained peaceable 
possession vel quasi of the government 
of said monastery, and of the adminis- 
tration of its property ; and since then 
he has ruled and governed it in a praise- 
worthy manner, as he does still. But, 
as the said petition subjoins, some persons 
doubt whether the aforesaid election and 
confirmation hold good. Thereupon the 
pope announcing that he had no certain 
knowledge of the suificiency and fitness 
of said William, and of the other matters 
mentioned above, and desiring to consult 
for the good estate of said monastery, 
while lending a gracious ear to the prayer 
of said William, sent a mandate dated 
Rome, etc., the Ides of Oct., an°. 4°, to the 
prior of Newtown near Trim, to inform 
himself diligently regarding the merits of 
said William, and of his election and 
confirmation, and if he should find said 
election to have been of a sufficient and 
fit person, that it and the aforesaid con- 
firmation have been canonically carried 
out, and that nothing canonical bars the 
way, holding the aforesaid election and 
confirmation, and all and singular 
touching said government and adminis- 
tration that have been rightly done and 
performed by said William, and whatever 
else has followed from the same, as rata 
and grata, to approve and confirm them 
by apostolic authority, supplying all 
defects, if perchance any may have oc- 
curred therein. And yet for said William's 
greater security, the aforesaid prior shall 
by apostolic authority, for this time 
only, provide him to the said mon- 
astery, the yearly fruits, etc., of which, 
deductis oneribus, don't exceed xl. marks 
sterling, and set him over it as abbot, 
whether it is void in the way asserted or 
in any other way, even though its pro- 
vision should be generally or specially 
reserved to the apostolic see. The pope 
willed that the above named bishop, or 
any other prelate enjoying the favour 
and communion of the apostolic see, 
should receive in his name and that of 
the Roman church, from said William 
the customary oath of fidelity, according 
to the formula. . . . (Reg. Mart. V., 
an. 4, lib. 57, f. 196.) 

Of. 1421-23, f. 310. 

In continuation of the foot-note No. 
5, p. 1, the following notices regarding 
St. Colman Elo are here subjoined. The 
age of Christ, 610. St. Colman Eala, 
i.e. Mac Ui Belli, abbot, died, on the 
26th of September, in the fifty-sixth year 
of his age. (An. Pour Mast., pp. 235, 237.) 

A foot-note of 'Donovan on the above 
statement of the Pour Masters is as 
follows : — 

Colman Eala. — His death is entered 
in the Annals of Ulster under the year 
(610) ; but in the Annals of Gloumac- 



Meath. 



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noise under 609, as follows : "a.d. 610, 
quies Colmani Elo. Sic est in libro Cua- 
nach." An. Ult.: "a.d. 609, Saint 
Colman Eala mac Wihealla, in the 56tb. 
year of his age, died." Ann. Clon. . 
The festival of this saint is set down in 
the Feilire-Aengtiis, and in O'Glery's 
Irish Calendar, at 26th September ; in 
the latter as follows: " Colman-Eala, 
Abbot, of Lann Elo, in Pir-Ceall, West 
Meath. . . . Fifty-two was his age 
when he resigned his spirit to heaven, 
A.D. 610." 

Dr. Beeves {Down and Connor) says 
that Tigernach places St. Oolman's death 
at 611, and adds that he died in his fifty- 
sixth year. 

15 June, 1422. 

Archdeaconry of Kells.—lu a bull dated 
17 Kal. July, an. 5, addressed to the 
bishops of Nola and Leighliu, and the 
abbot of Duleek, dioc. of Meath, by pope 
Martin V., he states that a petition had 
been presented to him by Thomas Eo- 
sellis, archdeacon of Kells, that formerly 
he entered a suit against Robert Sutton, 
calling himself a clerk of the dioo. of 
Meath, regarding the said archdeaconry, 
to which the parish church of Nobber is 
canonically united, and to which, when 
void certo niodo, said Thomas had been 
canonically provided by apostolic autho- 
rity, but which said Eobt. had contrary 
to justice occupied and retained, receiv- 
ing the fruits of the same. By apostolic 
commission the matter in controversy 
was brought before a certain Auditor of 
Causes of the Apostolic Palace, who, after 
a prolonged examination of the same, 
gave sentence by which, iiiter alia, the 
archdeaconry was awarded to said Thos., 
and perpetual silence regarding the same 
was imposed on the said Robert, who 
was condemned to refund the fruits of 
the archdeaconry which he had received 
since the beginning of the aforesaid law- 
smt, and to meet all the expenses legiti- 
mately incurred during the continuance 
of the same. For these matters said 
Thomas obtained a definitive sentence ; 
and regarding the execution of such sen- 
tence, que nulla provocacione suspensa, 
in rem transivit judicatam ; and also 
touching the restitution of the fruits, 
and satisfaction for the above named 
expenses, which expenses have been taxed 
at a certain sum of gold florins, said Th°s- 
has obtained from pope Martin letters 
sub certa forma addressed to the above 
named bishops and abbot. But, as the 
aforesaid petition subjoins, said Thos. 
fears lest others also in the past should 
have intruded themselves into the said 
archdeaconry, or should intrude in the 
future, he made humble prayer to the 
pope to provide for such case or cases a 
fitting remedy. Whereupon pope Mart, 
sent a mandate to the aforesaid prelates 
that they, or any two or one of them, 



per se vel alium sen, alios, should proceed 
to the execution of the sentence also 
against those in dicto archidiaconatu, 
jam forsan intrusus, vel iviposteruni in- 
trudendos, as to the possesaion only of 
said archdeaconry to be given to said 
Thomas, the same as if said sentence 
had been pronounced against them. And 
moreover they shall take care in the pro- 
cesses they may form touching these 
matters, servatis legihmis, to make them 
more stringent as often as it may be ex- 
pedient to do so. Contradictores per 
censuram. . . . Invocato ad hoc, si 
opus fuerit, auxilio brachii secularis. 
Non obstante. .. . . Given at Rome 
at S. Mary Major's, 17 Kal. Jul., an°. 5. 
Fa. xij. de Caretanis. (Reg. Mart. V., 
an". 5°. lib. 63, f. 142.) 

Cf. 1421-23, f. 71. 

Domus Dei dc Malinger . — Queen Eliza- 
beth (Jan. 20, an. 3'^) granted to Sir 
Richard Tuyte, knight, the site, ambite 
and precinct of the above monastery, a 
small castle, and five gardens, 59J acres 
of arable land surrounding the said mon- 
astery and parcel of its demesne , a water- 
mill, six cottages, 300 acres of arable and 
pasture, in Slevyne and Ballyclorm, in 
the CO. of Westmeath : to hold to him 
for life, without impeachment of waste, 
with remainder to William Tuyte, his 
second son, and his heirs male ; remain- 
der to Richard, son of said William, and 
his heirs male ; remainder to Walter, 
brother of said Richard, and his heirs 
male ; they maintaining two able horse- 
men of the English nation for defence 
of the premises : To be held by military 
service, that is to say, by the service of 
the fourth part of a knight's fee. (Cal. 
of Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery, 
etc.) 

Surrender of the priory or monastery 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, of Molingare, 
in the county of Meath (sic), by John 
Petit, the prior, with the consent of the 
convent.— Nov. 28, 31° (Henry VIII.) 

31 July, 1426. 

Rectory of Bathwire. — A petition was 
presented to pope Martin V., on the part 
of Nicholas Jurdan, in which he stated 
that the rectory of the parish church of 
Roohwere [Rathwire], dioo. of Meath, 
being vacant by the promotion of William 
Gray to the deanery of York, and his 
peaceable possession of the same, Ed- 
mund, Earl of March, the rightful patron 
of said par. church, and in peaceable 
possession vel quasi of the right of pre- 
senting a fit person thereto when void, 
presented him in due time to the bishop 
of Meath's vicar-general in spirituals, 
Thomas Scurlag, prior of S. Peter's near 
Trim, who having special faculties ad 
hoc from said bishop instituted him into 
said rectory. Then in force of said pre- 
sentation and institution he was oanoni- 



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oally inducted into the corporal possession 
of said church of Rath wire. Notwith- 
standing which, Thomas Deneoan [or 
Devecan ?] , calling himself a clerk of this 
dioc. falsely asserting that the said church 
belongs to him, and opposing unjustly 
the aforesaid presentation, institution 
and induction, has hindered and hinders, 
etc., said Nicholas from the peaceable 
possession of the same, and has in many 
ways, touching said church of Rathwire, 
molested, vexed, disturbed and disquieted 
him, on account of which said N. has 
appealed to the apostolic see. The pope 
committed the cause of this appeal and 
matter first, at the request of said Nich- 
olas, to iiaster Henry Pleckel, and 
afterwards, for certain reasons, to Master 
Geminianus de Prato, his chaplains and 
auditors of the causes of the apostolic 
palace, for hearing and due termination. 
Which Geminianus, the Auditor, know- 
ing the merits of said cause, by the 
counsel and with the assent of his fellow 
Auditors of the causes of the apostolic 
palace, to whom he made a faithful re- 
port of the same, pronounced, decreed 
and declared, by his definitive sentence 
(as all these things had been asked for, 
in a certain libello presented on the part 
of said Nicholas in this cause), the pre- 
sentation, ' institution and induction 
aforesaid to have been and to be canonical, 
and ought to have had and to have its 
due efiect (suumqtw debuisse et debere 
Sortiri effectum) , said church of Rathwire, 
to have belonged and appertained, and to 
belong and appertain to him de jure and 
it, with all its rights and appurtenances, 
to be adjudged to said Nicholas, and he 
has adjudged it to him ; no right in or 
to said church to belong to said Thomas 
Daneoan, and the oppositions, moles- 
tations, vexations, disturbances, dis- 
quietudes and hindrances aforesaid to 
have been and to be rash, illicit and un- 
just, and de facto presumptious ; and in 
regard to these things and to the church 
of Rathwire aforesaid perpetual silence 
to be imposed upon him : and he has so 
imposed it ; and said Thos. Donecan 
(sic) to be condemned in the legitimate 
expenses incurred in this case tried 
before him (the said auditor) ; and he 
has so condemned him — the taxation of 
said expenses being reserved to said 
auditor. From which sentence appeal 
to the apostolic see was made on the part 
of said Thos. Donecan. The hearing of 
this appeal was committed by the pope 
to the Elect of Cadiz, then a papal chap- 
lain and an auditor as above, who con- 
firmed in every respect the finding of the 
aforesaid Geminianus. Prom this decision 
of the said Elect, Donecan appealed to 
the ap. see. Thereupon the pope com- 
mitted the -cause to Reynald, cardinal of 
S. Vitus in Macello, aiidiendam et fine 
debite terminandam, who, cognitis hujus- 
viodi cause meritis de jiirisperitorum 
oonsilii per suam diffinitivam sentenciam, 



approved and confirmed what had been 
done by the aforesaid Elect, etc. . . . 
Subsequently Geminianus, John, the 
Elect, then an Auditor, and the Cardinal, 
providis moderationibus taxed the costs 
to which Donecan had been condemned 
on account of the appeals tried before 
them, respectively at 35, 25 and 18 florins 
aii/ri de Camera boni et justi ponderis. 
But as said Nicholas fears lest durmg 
the time that this suit has been unde- 
cided, etc., any one should have intruded 
into said church, or may so intrude in 
the future, said Nicholas made humble 
prayer to the pope that he would de 
benignitate apostoUca provide an oppor- 
tune remedy for such case. Thereupon 
he sent a mandate to the bishop of Eleo- 
ten., and the abbots of Trim and Duleek, 
bidding them, or any two or one of them, 
by themselves, or another or others, 
when putting into execution the above 
mentioned matters, and solemnly pub- 
lishing (when and where they judge it 
expedient) the aforesaid sentences, to put 
said Nicholas in the peaceable enjoyment 
of said church of Rathwire, and cause due 
satisfaction to be given to him touching 
the expenses before mentioned, from the 
sum of florins adjuged as above, More- 
over, regarding present and future in- 
truders in said church, as to its possession 
only, which is to be given to said Nicholas, 
to proceed against them as if sentence 
had been already pronounced upon them. 
And moreover the above named bishop 
of Electen., and the abbots of Trim and 
Duleek shall take care in the legitimate 
processes which they in this matter may 
institute, to make them more stringent 
(eos aggravare) as often as it shall it be 
expedient so to do. Contradictors . . 
The help of the secular arm being sought 
for, if needful. Notwithstanding . 
Given at Genazzano, doc. of Palestrina, 
2 Kal. Aug'- an. 9-\ (Reg. Martini V., 
an. 9", lib. 124, f. 211.) 

Cf. 1427-28, f. 27. 

Rectory of Ardnurclier. — It was alleged 
that though the appointment to this bene- 
fice had lapsed to the Holy see, Thomas 
Jong, calling himself a priest of this dioo. 
of Meath, was then for more than three 
years in possession of it, and continues 
to hold it. The priors of Durrow, Bally- 
bogan and S. John Baptist of Kilkenny, 
were commanded by pope Mart. V., by 
bull dated 4th Ides of March, an. 10, to 
cite Jong and all others citandos to appear 
before them, and if they should find this 
benefice void in the manner alleged, or 
in any other way, dummodo, etc. , to con- 
fer it on Nicholas Okynga, named in the 
annat text. The date of the bull in 
Okynga's provision in the said text (3 
Ides March) differs by one day from that 
given in the papal register. (Reg. Mart, 
v., an. vii. {recte 10), f. 114. 

Cf. 1427-28, f. 17. 
Smyohe was at this time (18th March, 



Meath. 



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1427) precentor of Ossory (yearly value 
20 marks ster.), canon of Perns (12 marks 
y. val.), canon of Dublin with the prebend 
of Dunlowan (Dunlavin, yearly value of 
which was 25 marks). (Reg. Mart. V., 
an. vii. {reete an. 10), f. 264. C. Lat.) 

22 June, 1427. 

Rectory of Killagh. — It was represented 
to pope Mart. V., on the part of John 
Offyne, rector of the par. church of S. 
Conan (sic) of KyUebbellaoh [lege Kylle- 
wellach], that Hugh Trache, styling 
himself a priest of the dioo. of Dublin, 
unduly occupied and detained the above 
named church, to which said John had 
been appointed by apostolic authority ; 
on which account he entered a suit against 
him, which having been for a long time 
discussed in the apostolic palace before a 
certain Auditor of the causes of the same, 
he obtained a definitive sentence in his 
favour, and against said Hugh, by which 
inter cetera, said church was adjuged to 
him, and perpetual silence imposed with 
regard to it on Hugh; and for the execution 
of said sentence, which, nullaprovocacione 
siisyensa, in rem transiverat judicatam, 
he obtained apostolic letters addressed to 
certain judges sub certa forma ; and as 
said John feared that some others might 
intrude themselves into the said church, 
the pope sent other mandatory letters to 
the same judges to proceed to the exe- 
cution of the said sentence against such 
intruders, as to the possession only of 
said church, to be given to said John, as 
if said sentence had been already pro- 
nounced against them. Besides, in the 
processes to be made by them regarding 
these matters, while observing what is 
legitimate they were to be careful, as 
often as it might be expedient, eos aggra- 
vare (i.e. to make them more stringent?), 
as is stated in said letters more fully. 
But as it had been lately reported to the 
pope on the part of said John, that after 
said Hugh had freely given up said 
church and its possession, and before its 
execution John Nugent, who calls him- 
self a priest of the dioc. of Meath, intruded 
himself into said church, occupied it, and 
detained it, as he does now, unduly : 
and although, in virtue of certain pro- 
cesses made regarding said execution 
containing sundry sentences of excom- 
munication, suspension and interdict 
and other ecclesiastical censures, he 
was duly warned to give up freely and 
expeditiously said possession to said John, 
still he, given up to a reprobate sense, 
has not hitherto cared to do so ; neither 
does he make any account of the excom- 
munication which he has thereby in- 
curred, enduring animo indurato said 
sentence for a year and more, and caring 
not to return to the unity of the church, 
etpremissis non contentus, he caused said 
John to be wounded, captured, cast into 
prison and there be long detained, to be 
impiously treated, and despoiled of cer- 



tain inonumeiita and jura [deeds or in- 
struments by which rights are defended 
or maintained] belonging to him, to the 
peril of his soul's welfare, to the preju- 
dice, injury and loss of said John Ofiyne, 
to the contempt of the apostolic see and 
the pernicious scandal of many ; where- 
fore on the part of said John, humble 
supplication was made to the pope that 
he would de benignitate apostolica, pro- 
vide for him a suitable remedy in this 
matter. Thereupon the pope sent a man- 
date dated Rome, etc., 10 Kal. July, an. 
10, to the bishops of Electen and Kilmore 
and the official of Meath, that they, or 
any two or one of them, per se vel alium 
seu alios, proceeding to the ulterior exe- 
cution of the said letters and sentence, 
shall as often as it may be expedient, 
take care to increase the pressure (aggra- 
vare) of the antecedent processes, and of 
such legitimate ones as they themselves 
may make regarding said execution. 
Contradictores per censuram. 
Invocato ad hoc si opus fv^rit. 
And if the charges of wounding, capture 
and spoliation are proved to be true, as 
often as they may be legitimately required 
by said John Ofiyne , they shall on Sundays 
and holidays, when the number of people 
assembled for divine worship is greatest, 
proclaim said John Nugent to be an ex- 
communicate, and shall cause him to be 
so proclaimed by others, and to be strictly 
shunned by all, until he gives depremissis, 
so far as he is concerned, fitting satis- 
faction to said John Offyne, and shall 
deserve to obtain the benefit of absolution 
from said sentence of excommunication. 
Nothwithstanding . . . Given at 
Rome, etc., x. Kal. July, an°. 10°. Pa. 
Gratis pro Deo. de Cerretanis. 

Of. 1428-30, f. 8— 30th June, 1428. 

Bectory of Trim.— It appears from the 
Register of pope Mart. V., that Edward 
[Dantsey] bishop of Meath, considering 
the bull of Patrick Preen for the rectory 
of Trim to be subreptitious, as it did not 
state that his predecessor in said rectory, 
John Preen, was also dean of Dublin, 
accounted said Patrick's provision to be 
null. Accordingly, after receiving the 
resignation of John Preen, said Edward 
believing that the right of appointment 
to this rectory belonged to himself, exer- 
cised it in favour of Thomas Rossell, a 
canon of Lincoln ; but as said rectory 
had been reserved to the disposal of the 
apostolic see, the said bishop had acted 
tiltra vires. The matter having been 
made known to the pope by Rossell, he 
ordered him to give the said rectory up 
forthwith, absolving him from the cen- 
sures he might have incurred. Subse- 
quently, however, as Rossell, who was an 
Abbreviator Litterarum Apostolicarum, 
and a Bachelor of Laws, was highly 
commended for his learning and piety, 
the pope commissioned the bishop of 
Adria, and the abbots of Trim and 



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Duleek to summon to their presence 
Patrick Preen, and if they should find 
the rectory vacant in the way alleged, or 
in any other way, provided that at the 
date of these presents no one had an 
especially acquired right therein, to con- 
fer it on^Rossell, after he had given up 
possession of it. At that time Eossell 
heldjthe prebend of Asgarbyn [Asgarby] 
in Lincoln, and had bulls for those of 
Swordes and Glemethan in Dublin dioc. 
Given at Rome, 2 Kal. Julii, an xi. (Reg. 
Mart.iV., an. 11"°., lib. 140, fol. 257.) 

Of. 1428-30, f. 67—8 March, 1429. 

Thomas Barby, Bachelor of Laws, 
held, when promoted to the archdeaconry 
of Kells, a oanonry with the prebend of 
Maynooth in the cathedral of S. Patrick, 
Dublin, and the perpetual vicarage of 
Naas, dioo. of Kildare. The oanonry 
and per. vicarage were valued respectively 
at 60 and 40 marks sterling yearly. In 
the bull for the archdeaconry there was 
a clause that as soon as Barby should 
get peaceable possession of it he should 
resign the other two preferments . (Bull . ) 

Of. 1421-23, f. 36—13 July, 1429. 

It appears that the appointment of 
Andrew Okachasayd [O'Gasey] to the 
perpetual vicarage of Drumraney, vacant 
by the non-promotion of Simon Ocatha- 
sayd to priest's orders within 12 months, 
did not take canonical eifect, as there is 
a bull of Martin V., dated iii. Ides July, 
an. 12, ordering said perpetual vicar- 
age, vacant as above, to be conferred, 
vocato certo intruso, etc., on William 
Okachassaydh, a brother of the Hospital 
of S. John of Jerusalem of Kylkaenny 
[Kilkenny West] , because the revenues 
of that house are so slender (exiles) quod 
portio eidein Wllialmo ex illis proveniens 
pro ejus vite sustentatione nan sufficit ut 
ipse commodius sustentari valeat. Per- 
haps the above Andrew was the intruder 
— if so, as his bull qf provision was dated 
the Nones of Augt., an. 4°, 1421, he 
had almost 8 years' possession of the 
benefice. 

12 Aug., 1429. 

Bective Abbey. — Pope Mart. V. having 
heard that Donatus Macreasay [? or Ma- 
creafay], rector of the parish church of 
Noveville de Peartulach [Newtown of 
Fartullagh] desired to enter the Cistercian 
monastery de Benedictione Dei [Bective], 
there, together with the convent of the 
same, sub regulari habitu virtutum 
Domiiio famulari, sent mandatory letters, 
others than the present, to the prior of 
Durrow, if said Donatus is fit, that there 
is no canonical obstacle in the way, and 
whether the number of monks there is 
limited or not, to have him received in 
the said monastery as a monk and a 
brother, by apostolic authority; to see 
that the religious habit of the order is. 



according to custom, given to him ; that 
he shall be maintained by the funds of 
the house as one of the community, and 
be treated with sincere charity in the 
Lord ; and the said prior shall receive and 
admit his religious profession, such as is 
wont to be made by the monks of said 
monastery, if he sponte et libere desires 
to make it. The pope wills that as soon 
as said Donatus is received in the afore- 
said monastery and is expressly professed 
in the order, or the year of his probation 
has elapsed, or even before, if it appear 
evidently that he has the will to change 
his life, or if he should take the habit of 
the professed monks and wear it know- 
ingly for three days, he shall be bound 
to relinquish altogether the aforesaid 
church which he now holds, and which 
the pope has decreed to be vacant ex tunc. 

Since therefore, as the pope has also 
heard, the above monastery is now vacant 
by the death of Ymarus, its former abbot, 
extra Bomana/m curiam, though Trinotus 
Obuochan, a monk of the same, taking 
on himself its rule and administration in 
spirituals and temporals, without any 
canonical title, has unduly held it for 
ten years, and continues still so to hold 
it, to save the monastery from the detri- 
ment of a longer vacancy, desiring to 
provide for it a useful and fit person by 
whom it may be circumspectly ruled, 
and profitably governed, but not having 
certain knowledge of the merits and 
fitness of the aforesaid Donatus, who is 
in priest ' s orders, and much recommended 
to him as of blameless life and conver- 
sation, etc., sent letters apostolic (scripta 
apostolica) to the prior of Durrow, com- 
manding him, Trinotus and all others 
interested being cited, to inform himself 
diligently de premissis, and also of the 
said merits and fitness of Donatus afore- 
said, and if by said information he should 
find the same to be true, and Donatus 
sufficient, and apt for the rule and ad- 
ministration of said monastery (yearly 
income does not exceed 30 marks sterling) 
to provide him thereto, and set him over 
it as abbot, etc., whether it should be 
vacant in the before mentioned or any 
other way, or by the free-will resignation 
of said Ymarus, or of any other, in case 
that at the date of these presents it is not 
alias canonically provided with an abbot. 
Should Donatus be provided to said mon- 
astery, the aforesaid prior shall have the 
abbatial benediction conferred on him by 
a Catholic bishop enjoying the commun- 
ion, etc. , of the apostolic see, who, after he 
has conferred the said office (munus) on 
him, shall, in the name of the pope and 
the Roman church, receive from him the 
customary oath of fidelity, according to 
the forpiula sent enclosed under the 
pope's seal — and the form of the oath 
which he shall take shall be de verba ad 
verbum by his letters patent bearing his 
seal, and in charge of his own messenger. 



Meath. 



95 



transmitted as soon as may be to the 
pope. Given at Perentino, second of the 
Ides of August, an°. 12™°- (Reg. Mart. 
v., au°. 12", lib°. 95, f. 130.) 

1428-30, f. 91—19 Aug., 1429. 

The rectory of Noveville [Newtown] is 
vacant by the death of John Omyeaig alias 
Odubragilla, but Donatus Maorefaydh 
(or Macresaydh ?) calling himself a priest 
of the dioc. of Meath, is in undue pos- 
session of it for more than a year. *Th6 
abbot de Benedictione Dei [Bective] and 
others were commissioned by pope Mart. 
V. to summon said Donatus et alios 
vocandos to their presence, and, if they 
should find the said benefice vacant to 
confer it on Dermot Maoruarrie, amoto 
exinde dicto Vonato, dummodo, etc. 
Given at Perentino, xiiii. Kal. Sept., 
an. xii. (Reg. Mart. V., an. 12°, etc.) 

* Abbot of Bective. — See what is stated in the 
Appendix Note immediately preceding (p. 94) 
regarding the vacancy of the abbacy of Bective. 

Cf. 1430-31, f. 21—8 July, 1430. 

Abbey of Kilbeggan. -The above abbey 
being vacant by the demise extra curiam 
Romanam of Gilbert Macmulchallan , 
Konanus Oseargail [? recte Ofeargail, 
O'Farrell] , a monk of the same, without 
the authority of pope or bishop, sed 
taicali tantunimodo potoicia fretus, took 
forcible possession of it more than two 
years ago, and still unduly holds it. 
Pops Martin V. having been informed 
of this, desiring to provide for said abbey 
a useful and fit person, lest it should be 
exposed to the detriment of a prolonged 
vacancy, and not having certain know- 
ledge regarding the merits and fitness of 
Maurice Oscray, a monk of the same, 
asserted to be expressly professed in said 
order, who has been much commended 
to him de religionis eelo, vite de morum 
honestate, etc., sent a mandate, dated 8 
Ides July, an°. 13°, to the abbot of Melli- 
font to inform himself diligently touching 
the merits, etc., of said Maurice, and if 
he should &ad him to be fit and useful 
for the rule and administration of said 
monastery, and having cited the aforesaid 
K. and the others citandos, and that it 
is vacant in the way before mentioned, 
or in any other way, provided that at 
the date of these presents it had no 
canonical abbot, to set by apostolic 
authority said Maurice over it as abbot, 
and commit to him plenary power for its 
rule and administration in spirituals and 
temporals, said K. and any other un- 
lawful occupier being removed. In the 
event of said Maurice's appointment by 
virtue of these presents, the abbot of 
Mellifont was empowered by the pope to 
permit him to receive the abbatial bene- 
diction from any bishop of his choice 
enjoying the favour, etc., of the apos- 
tolic see, and said bishop was licensed 
to receive from him the oath of fidelity 



wont to be taken in such oases. (Reg. 
Mart, v., an. 13, lib. 171, f. 120.) 

In 1550, Edward VI. ordered that a 
sufficient lease of the demesnes of the late 
abbey of Kyllbeaghan, in the county of 
Meath, with all such commodities as 
thereunto belong, for xxi. yeares, paying 
the accustomed yearly rent for the same ; 
provided always that the- same be not 
prejudicial to his Majesty's forts there, 
should be granted to Prancis Digby in 
consideration of his good services. {Cal. 
Pat. and Close Bolls, etc., Edward VI.) 
Rosse M'Geoghegan, gent., got a lease 
for twenty-one years, under commission 
8 Oct. VII., of the site of this abbey, 
lands of Kilbeggan, etc., the rectory of 
Kilbeggan, two "copies of corn and the 
altarages reserved for the curate excepted, 
at a rent of £21 16s. lOd. Maintaining 
two horsemen ; not to levy coyn. 12 
(Dec.) IX. (Plants Elizabeth, 1566.) 

An Inquisition, 30 Sept., 1618, held 
at MuUingar, finds that Oliver Lord 
Lambert, died 9th June of the same year 
seized of the monastery of Kilbeggan, 
etc., that Charles, Lord Lambert, then 
18 years and two months old and un- 
married, was his son and heir. (Inq. 
Rot. Cal. Hib.) 

* Couple of Corn —Seems to be equivalent to 
the produce of an acre sown. In 1603, in a repli- 
cation of Langan to Tipper, it is asserted that 
every couple of corn, by general estimation, con- 
tains 12 pecks. In another replication Thos. 
Gerald to Arnald Usher ?), in the 15th century, 
he states that 3 couples of corn mentioned in the 
pleadings were worth each t4 pecks. (See Berry 
Reg. Wills, etc., of the dioc. of Dublin, p. 191.) 

24 July, 1434. 

Dispensation. — John Stanihurst, arch- 
deacon of Kells, of noble race, and in life 
and conversation blamele.fs, etc., was, in 
consideration of his merits, dispensed by 
pope Eugene IV. to hold together with 
his archdeaconry, which has cure of souls, 
is a dignity in the church of Meath, "non 
tamen maior post pontificalem. the yearly 
revenue of which does not exceed xx. 
marks sterling, another benefice thovigh 
incompatible, for five years. Provided, 
however, that the archdeaconry and the 
other benefice shall not in the meantime 
be defrauded of their wonted services, and 
that the cure of souls in the said benefice, 
if it is annexed to it, and in the arch- 
deaconry, shall not in any way be ne- 
glected. Before the above term of five 
years has lapsed, either the archdeaconry 
or the other benefice is to be exchanged 
for a benefice compatible with that which 
is retained. Otherwise the archdeaconry 
which ex tunc is decreed to be void, must 
be altogether relinquished. Given at 
Florence, the year of our Lord's Incar- 
nation, 1434, ix. Kal. Augt., an°. 4*^. 
(Reg. Bug. IV., an°. 4°, lib. 42, f. 202.) 

* See the Appendix Note dated 7th Dec, 1448, 
where on the authority of a bull of Nic. V., the 
archdeaconry of Meath, as it Is there called, is 
stated to be after the episcopal dignity the first in 



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the church of Meath. Indeed, the truth is that 
it is the only dignity after the pontifical in that 
church, which has neither chapter nor dean. 

29 July, 1434. 

Rectory of Paynystan Dulard juxta 
Ardmolchan- — This benefice of S. Mary's, 
Painestown, void by the death of 
Poobert Mey extra ciiriam Bomanam, and 
so long vacant that its collation has legiti- 
mately lapsed, according to the statutes of 
the Lateran Council, to the apostolic see, 
is unduly held by John Whyt alias 
Brugan, calling himself a priest of this 
dioo., vfho has possession of it these 7 
years, and continues still to hold it, on 
the pretext of his collation to It by the 
ordinary, though he was then under the 
sentence of major excommunication, and 
publicly denounced as an excommunicate. 
The pope, wishing to confer a gracious 
favour on John Mey, perpetual vicar of 
S Patrick's of StamuUin in this dioc, 
a B.G.L., and much commended to him 
de litterarum scientia, vite ac niorum 
honestate, . . . commanded by bull 
dated Florence, an., etc., 1434, 4 Kal. 
Augt., the prior of S. Mary's, MuUingar, 
if having summoned said John Whyt and 
those others who ought to be summoned, 
he should find said rectory, the yearly 
value of which does not exceed 34 marks 
sterling, void in the way mentioned above, 
or by the spontaneous resignation of John 
Styliford, extra curiam, and John Mey, 
after a diligent examination, fit, provided 
that at the date of these presents no one 
had an especially acquired right in the 
same, to confer it on, and assign it to, 
said John Sley, with all its rights and 
appurtenances. Notwithstanding . 
or that said Mey holds the above per. 
vicarage, the yearlj' value of which does 
not exceed 20 marks ster. The pope 
willed that as soon as said John should 
get peaceable possession of the above rec- 
tory he must give up his per. vicarage, 
which the pope decrees to be vacant ex 
tunc. (Reg. Eug. IV., an. 4°, lib. 52, 
fol. 195.) 

29 Sept., 1434. 

P. Vic. Delvin. — William Silk, per- 
petual vicar of Delvin, having been pro- 
moted to the see of Meath, pope Eugene 
IV., on the 3 Kal. Oct., 1484, reserved 
that vicarage for John Bolt, rector of 
Kylveylagh [Kilweilagh] , in the dioc. of 
Meath, to be conferred on him as soon 
as it became vacant per lapsuni temporis 
de consecrnndis episcopis, or in any other 
way, except by the demise of Silk. Del- 
vin was valued at 30 marks yearly, and 
Kylveylagh at 20 pounds sterling. A 
clavise in Bolt's bull provides that, as 
soon as he obtains peaceable possession 
of Delvin he shall be bound to resign 
Kilweilagh. (Reg. Eug IV., an. 4, lib. 
55, f. 156. C. Lateran.) 

9th April, 1437. 

fit. Mary's Abbey, Trim. — A petition 
was presented to Eugene IV. on behalf 



of Edmund Portter, canon of the B.V. 
Mary's monastery of Trim, O.S.A. in 
which it was stated that on the resig- 
nation of the abbacy ofv said house by 
William Scorlag into the hands of Wil- 
liam, Bishop of Meath, the convent there 
unanimously elected him as their abbot ; 
but said bishop, contra justiciam refused 
to confirm the election, though congrids 
loco et tempore he had been requested to 
do so. Wherefore said Edmund had 
appealed to the apostolic see. During 
the vacancy, John Acton, calling himself 
a canon of said house, got provision, etc., 
of said abbey licet de facto by the authority ' 
it is said of the metropolitan, and on the 
pretext of said provision, etc., and sup- 
ported ^ofe^iiio laicali, taking possession 
vel quasi of the government and adminis- 
tration aforesaid, he has held said mon- 
astery for more than twelve months, and 
still unduly holds it. On this report 
the pope desiring to save this monastery 
from the injury of a longer vacancy, and 
to provide it with a useful and fit person, 
by whom it may be prudently ruled, and 
serviceably governed, and having no cer- 
tain knowledge of the merits and fitness 
of said Edmund, who is much com- 
mended to him for'his blameless life and 
behaviour, sent a mandate, dated Bologna, 
the year of the Incarnation 1437, 5th of 
the Ides of April, an. 7°, to the abbot of 
St. Mary's, Navan, to summon to his 
presence said John and all others vocandos, 
hear the appeal, etc., and decide it duly, 
causing what he shall decree to be rigor- 
ously observed under pain of ecclesiastical 
censure. If the witnesses cited should 
through favour, ill will or fear withhold 
their testimony, he shall compel them 
under like penalty as above to speak the 
truth. Moreover, if he should find the 
aforesaid election to have been canoni- 
cally made, he shall approve and confirm 
it by apostolic authority. For the rest, 
if and after it shall be evident to him 
that the before mentioned provision and 
appointment are of no force, he shall by. 
apostolic authority diligently inform 
himself touching the merits and aptitude 
aforesaid ; and, should he find said 
Edmund useful and fit for the rule and 
administration before mentioned, he 
shall provide him to said monastery, the 
yearly fruits, etc., of which don't exceed 
L. marks sterling, whether vacant as 
aforesaid, or in any other way, provided 
that at the date of these presents it has 
not a canonically appointed abbot . . • 
said John and any other unlawful pos- 
sessor being removed therefrom. Con- 
tradictors . . . Should said Edmund 
be appointed in virtue of these presents, 
said abbot shall grant to him, by apostolic 
authority, lioen,5e to receive the abbatial 
blessing from any bishop of his choice 
who is in the enjoyment of the com- 
munion and favour of the apostolic see. 
Given at Bologna as above. (Reg. Eug. 
IV., an. 7, lib, 89, f. 275.) 



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Cf. 143842, f. 286—22 April, 1441. 

Clonard Abbey. — Pope Eugene IV. 
being informed that the above abbey was 
void by the demise of Rayualdus who had 
been appointed by the Holy See in suc- 
cession to the abbot Peter Baston, de- 
prived by the same authority, ^ropier sua 
demerita, and that said Baston had with- 
out any canonical title, resumed de facto 
the rule and administration of said abbey, 
of which he is now in undue possession 
for more than one year, but less than two. 
On this report the pope desiring to save 
said abbey from the detriment of a pro- 
longed vacancy, and to provide it with a 
useful and fit person by whom it might 
be oiioumspeotly ruled and serviceably 
directed, sent a mandate, dated au°. Inc. 
Dnce. 1441, 10'^ Kal. Mail, ano. xi", to the 
priors of Holy Trinity, Ballyboggan, and 
St. Mary's of Mullingar, and the arch- 
deacon of Meath, vocatis Petro predicto et 
aliis qui ftterint evocandi, that they, or 
any two or one of them, should inform 
themselves diligently of the merits and 
fitness of James Dalton, a canon of Bally- 
■ boggau priory , who is highly recommended 
to him (the pope) de religionis zelo, vite 
mundicia, honestate morum, etc., and if 
they should find him to be useful and fit 
for the rule and administration of said 
abbey, the yearly revenue of which does 
not exceed 20 marks sterling, as said 
James asserts, whether it is vacant as 
aforesaid, or in any other way, in case 
that at the date of these presents it is not 
canonicaUy provided with an abbot, to 
provide him thereto, and set him over it 
as abbot by apostolic authority. . . . 
In case of his appointment as above, Dal- 
ton had license to receive the abbatial 
benediction from any Catholic bishop 
enjoying the favour of the apostolic see, 
who was also empowered to receive from 
him the usual oath of fidelity. (Reg. 
Eug. IV., an. xi., lib. 150, f. 5.) 

Of. 236. 

Abbey of Olona/rd.— Early in the sixth 
century S. Pinnian built here [Olonard] 
a little cell of wattles and clay, and near 
to it his little oratory, probably of like 
materials. Then he set a deep trench 
round both cell and church, and began 
within this enclosure to live for God 
alone in labour and watching, in fasting 
and perpetual prayer. After a time the 
fame of his saintly life spread abroad, 
and great numbers came to visit him, 
and witnessing his marvellous works, and 
hearing his words of wisdom, they 
saw that he was both a saint and a 
doctor. (Bp. Healy's Jrefaiid's Schools 
and Scholars.) About the year 520 he 
founded his school at Olonard, which 
was in its day one of those great Irish 
centres of spiritual life and learning 
whence holiness and light went out into 
many lands, and won for our country 
the well-deserved name of the Island of 



Saints and Sages. The Pour Masters 
say that St. Pinnian died in 548, but 
Bp. Healy (op. citat.) thinks the more 
probable date is 552. Ware says that he 
was buried in his own church at Olonard, 
' ' We could find no trace of his tomb, ' ' 
says Bp. Healy (op. citat.), " because in 
truth there is now no trace of his church. 
The hand of the spoiler has devastated 
Olonard perhaps more completely than 
any other of our ancient shrines. There 
was, we know, a round tower there which 
is said to have partially fallen in a.d. 
1089. . . . But the stump remained 
down to the close of the last century. 
Sir Wm. WUde says nobody knows what 
has become of it ; we believe it was used 
for the purpose of building or repairing 
the present Protestant church. . . . 
There are only two relics of antiquity 
now remaining at Olonard. . . . The 
first and principal is an octagonal bap- 
tismal font of dark gray limestone, about 
8 feet high (with its pedestal), 2 feet in 
diameter, and some 20 inches deep, with 
an opening in the bottom to permit the 
water to flow, after use, into the sac- 
rarium. The eight panels of the basin 
are beautifully sculptured vrith various 
figures in bold relief, supposed to rep- 
resent S. Pinnian himself in his episcopal 
robes, S. Peter, S. John the Baptist, the 
Baptism in the Jordan, and other kindred 
and appropriate subjects. The faces of 
the pedestal, on which the basin rests, 
are in like manner appropriately orna- 
mented with various floral decorations. 
No date is marked, nor can it he exactly 
fixed ; the work, however, is in the highest 
style of Oeltic art, and though it cannot 
by any means he referred to so early a 
date as the time of S. Pinnian himself, 
it is of very great antiquity, at least 
dating back to the eleventh century. . . 
It now stands before the communion table 
of the Protestant church. It is quite 
evident that the worthies who placed it 
there knew little of ancient Christian 
usages. The other relic is a stone trough 
. . It may have been a piscina to 
receive the water that flowed from the 
font referred to. . . . Prom the time 
of S. Pinnain, to Stephen Eochford, the 
Norman Bishop of Meath, who trans- 
ferred his episcopal residence from Olon- 
ard to Newtown near Trim, we have a 
chronicle of the bishops and abbots who 
sat in the chair of S. Pinnian. It is not 
certain that he was himself a bishop, 
although he is spoken of in his ofi&ce as 
Praesul and Pontifex. It is much more 
probable, however, that he was a bishop, 
and his successors, though frequently 
styled abbots, seem to have been in epis- 
copal orders ; and all of them certainly 
exercised episcopal jurisdiction." In 
1175, or thereabouts, Walter, son of Hugh 
de Lacy, erected, probably on the site of 
St. Finuian's abbey, a house dedicated 
to St. Peter, for canons following S. 
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transferred tlie see of Meatli to Newtown 
near Trim ; " and so," to use the touch- 
ing words of the author of Ireland's 
Ancient Schools and Scholars, "the an- 
cient glory of the place faded away until 
now it is merely a name known only to 
scholars, without even a broken arch or 
ruined wall to speak with saddening 
eloquence of its glorious past." 

Grant to Sir William Bermingham, 
and the heirs male of his body, of the 
title and dignity of Baron of Carbrie, in 
the county of Kildare ; with a grant of the 
site of the late priory of Balibogan, and 
the late abbey of Clonarde, with all the 
mesuages adjacent ; and of all the manors, 
lands and liberties of Ballibogan, Henriy- 
ston, otherwise Ballynakill, etc., in the 
CO. of Meath, belonging to the said mon- 
asteries ; To hold to the said Earl (sic) 
and the heirs male of his body by knight 
service, that is to say, by a third part of 
one knight's fee. Rent by the name of 
one-twentieth part, £4 3s. id. — June 17, 
33" (Hen. VIII.) (Gal. Pat. and Close 
Bolls of Chancery, Ireland.) 

Jan. 14, 5°, Edward VI. Grant made 
to Sir Thomas Cusacke, chancellor of 
Ireland, of the late monastery of Clon- 
arde . . . church, bellfry, cemetery, 
hall and garden containing IJ acres 
within the site and precinct, 14 acres 
arable, 4 acres pasture, parcel of the de- 
mesne, etc. (Gal. Pat. Bolls, etc.) 

It appears from a Pat. EoU, 8 James 
I., that the site, etc., of this house was 
granted for ever to Sir Wm. Loftus. 

An. Inc. Dnce. 1444 — 7 Jan. 

Abbey of Kells. — John Oragillich 
[O'Reilly], a canon of the abbey of Kells, 
referrente, it was made known to pope 
Eugene IV. that John, abbot of the same, 
heedless of his condition and honour had 
wasted and dilapidated much of the 
property of his abbey, and had incurred 
the guilt of perjury, to the peril of his 
soul, the no small loss of the monastery 
and the scandal of many persons. There- 
upon the pope sped a mandate, dated an. 
Incarnationis Dnce. 1444, 7 Ides Jan., an" 
14°, to the archbishop of Armagh, the 
abbot of Granard and the official of Kil- 
more, that if Oragillich should in their 
presence renew the above charges, and 
bind himself in scriptis, in due form of 
law, to summon to appear before them 
the said abbot and all others evocandos, 
and inquire diligently regarding the afore- 
said accusations ; and, should they find 
them to be true, to deprive the said 
abbot, and remove him effectually from 
the rule and administration of the abbey. 
Then to inform themselves diligently as 
to the merits and fitness of Oragillich, 
who had been highly recommended to 
him (the pope) de religkmis iselo, vite 
mundicia, honestate morum, etc., and 
should they find him apt for the govern- 



ment and administration of said abbey, 
whether vacant by the privation before 
mentioned, or by the death of John Ora- 
gillich, a former abbot, etc., provided 
that at the date of these presents there 
was no oanonioally appointed abbot there, 
to set said Oragillich over the same as 
abbot, and give license to him to receive 
the abbatial benediction from any Oath- 
olio bishop of his choice, who enjoys the 
communion and favour of the apostolic 
see. (Reg. Eug. IV., an. 15 (recte 14), 
lib. 1, f. 300.) 

14 Feb., 1449. 

Monastery of Tristernagh. — The prior- 
ship of this house of Austin Canons, 
which is elective, and to which is annexed 
the cure of souls, being vacant by the 
demise extra curiam of Richard Hylle, 
was, though reserved to the pope, taken 
possession of by Walter NouUa, calling 
himself a canon of the same. He is now 
ten years and more in possession without 
any canonical title, and continues to hold 
it in like manner. To day, the pope 
having heard that Geoifry de Lemara, 
rector of the parish church of Multy- 
farnham, who had been, on trustworthy 
evidence, recommended to him as zealous 
for religion, and of blameless life and 
conversation, was desirous, sub regulari 
habitu virtutum Domino famulari to- 
gether with the convent of the priory of 
Tristerrnagh, by other letters commanded 
the bishop of Ardagh, the abbot of Lara, 
alias Granard and the official of Ardagh, 
should said Geoffry be fit, and that no 
canonical impediment barred the way, to 
have him received by apostolic authority 
in said priory as a canon and brother, 
whether the number of canons there is 
fixed or not, provided that the house is 
not thereby overburdened; to have the 
religious habit given to him, according 
to the custom there ; to see that he be 
maintained, like the other canons, from 
the common funds of the house, and 
treated alias with sincere charity in the 
Lord. Then, as to the religious pro- 
fession wont to be made by said canons, 
the pope authorised the said bishop, 
should said Geoffry desire to make it, to 
receive and admit it. Furthermore, the 
pope willed that as soon as said Geofiry, 
received as a canon, should have made 
his religious profession, or have received 
and worn for three days [knowingly] the 
habit of the professed ; or if it should be 
evident (constitisset) that he absolutely 
wishes to change his past life, or that his 
year of probation has lapsed, the above 
named rectory shall be counted vacant 
ex tunc, and said Geofiry shall be bound 
to relinquish it 07miv>io. The pope, who 
long since had dispensed said Geoffry on 
account of his illegitimacy (de soluto eticm 
de militum et baronum genere procreatus, 
et soluta nobilibus), so that he might 
receive all even holy orders ... in 



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view of his before mentioned merits, de- 
siring to confer a special favour on him, 
commanded the aforesaid bishop, abbot 
and official that they or any two or one 
of them, having called to their presence 
the said Walter and any other who should 
be so called, if they should find the said 
priorship, the yearly fruits, etc., of which 
do not exceed 60 marks sterling, as said 
Geoifry asserts, vacant in the way men- 
tioned above, or in any other way . . 
provided that at the date of these presents 
no one had an especially acquired right 
therein, to confer it on and assign it to 
said G,, with all its rights and appurten- 
ances, after he has made the profession 
as aforesaid. Inducentes . . Con- 

tradictm-es. Nmi obstantibus 
Given at Eome, at St. Peter's, the year 
of our Lord's Incarnation 1448, the day 
before the Nones of Feb., an. 2°. (Reg. 
Nic. v., an. 2°, Ub°. 2°, fol. 60.) 

7th Dec, 1448. 

Archdeaconry of Meath. — It was re- 
ported to pope Nio. V. by Louis Nugent, 
a clerk of the dioc. of Meath, that John 
Whyt, calling himself a priest of the 
same, had got possession of the above 
named archdeaconry by symony, and had 
dilapidated its property. Thereupon the 
pope sent a mandate dated the year of 
the Incarnation 1448, 7th of the Ides of 
Dec, an°. 2, to the prior Domus Dei 
(St. Mary's) of Mullingar, bidding him, 
if said Louis should renew in his presence 
the aforesaid charges, and bind himself 
in scriptis in due form of law, having 
cited Whyt and all others who de jure 
should be cited, to make diligent search 
for the truth in this matter, and if he 
should find the charge of symony true, to 
declare the collation and provision of Whyt 
null and void ; if, however, he should 
find the charge of symony not proven, 
but that of dilapidation true, then to de- 
prive the accused of the archdeaconry, 
and remove him efiectually therefrom. 
Then, if on diligent inquiry he should 
find said Louis fit, to confer the arch- 
deaconry on him, which after the epis- 
copal dignity is the first in the church 
of Meath, the yearly revenue of which 
does not exceed three hundred pounds 
sterling, whether it should be vacant by 
'the aforesaid declaration, or privation, 
or in any other way . . . , provided 
that at the date of these presents no one 
had an especially acquired right in the 
same. Notwithstanding . . (Reg. 
Nic v., an°. 11, fol. 106.) 

19 Oct., 1450. 

St. Patrick's, Trim.— Pope Nicholas 
v., at the prayer of Edmund (Ouldhall) 
Elect of Meath, and Richard, Duke of 
York, by bull dated Spoleto, an. 1450, 
14 Kal. Nov., granted to said Edmund, 
towards his more befitting maintenance, 
the parish of St. Patrick's, Trim, im, 
commendam, for five years. Its yearly 



income did not exceed oxx. marks ster- 
ling — said Edmond held it when he was 
promoted to the see of Meath. (Reg. 
Nic. v., tome 9, f. 123.) 

10 Sept., 1454. 

Prioratus de Fore. — Edmund Fyzt- 
simond, an acolyte of the diocese of 
Meath, reported to pope Nicholas V. that 
William Croys, prior of Pore ord. of St. 
Benedict, was, to the peril of his own 
soul, the scandal of many, and the not- 
able injury of his priory, guilty of perjury, 
simony, dilapidation, alienation and 
waste of the goods of his monastery. It 
being also made known to the aforesaid 
pope that Piztsimond was desirous of 
entering the abbey of Evreux, in Nor- 
mandy, of which Power [Pore], is a 
dependency, virtutum Domino, sub regu- 
lars habitu farnulari, authorised by other 
letters the abbot of Granard, Eugene Mao- 
murceartarch [recte Macmuroeartaich, 
Mac Murtagh] canon of Ardagh, and the 
official of the same, or any two or one of 
them, to see that he was received there 
in monacum et fratrem, provided that he 
was fit, whether the number of monks 
there was limited or not, if the house 
should not thereby be overburdened ; 
that the customary habit should be given 
to him, and that he should be supported, 
like the other monks, by the funds of the 
said priory, and be treated with sincere 
charity in the Lord. 

The pope considering that, if the 
charges against the said William are 
true, he has rendered himself unworthy 
of the priorship which he holds ; and 
desiring in view of the merits, etc. of 
said Edmund, who is reoonunended to 
him on trustworthy testimony on account 
of his religious zeal, and for the integrity 
of his life and conversation, etc., to con- 
fer a special favour on him, bade the 
aforesaid abbot of Granard and his fel- 
low executors named above, or any two 
or one of them, if said B. should renew 
before them the charges made as above, 
and bind himself in forma juris, after 
he has done so, vocatis dicto Wlialmo 
(sic) et aliis qui fuerint evocandi, in- 
quire diligently regarding said matters, 
and if it should be found that they are 
true, to pronounce sentence of privation 
of his priory on said William, and re- 
move him really therefrom, as by law 
should be done. Then, if in virtue of 
these presents said privation and removal 
should take place, the said priory, which 
is conventual, has care of souls, is elec- 
tive, and governed sometimes by the 
monks of the monastery in Evreux dioc. 
and at other times by those of their own 
monastery in that of Meath, its yearly 
revenue deductis oneribus, not exceeding 
80 marks sterling, whether it should be 
vacant by the aforesaid privation and 
removal, or by the spontaneous resig- 
nation of said William, etc 



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provided that at the date of these presents 
no one had a specially acquired right 
therein, the said abbot, etc., shall take 
care to confer it on, and assign it, with 
all its rights and appurtenances, to said 
Edmund, after he has been expressly 
professed in the order above mentioned. 
. . . Given at Rome, etc., an. Inc. 
Dnce. 1454, 4 Id. Sept., an°. 8°. (Reg. 
Nic. v., an°. 8°, lib". 1°, f. 161.) 

Fitzsimond was per. vicar of Mayn 
[Mayne alias Turbotstown] , the parish 
church of which was dedicated to St. 
Nicholas, and impropriate to the priory 
of Fore ; Fitz. was obliged to give it up, 
as he had held it for more than twelve 
months though not in priest's orders. 

23rd Dec, 1469. 

Per. Vicarage of Ardhraccan. — In a 
bull of Paul II. he states that Peter, 
abbot of St. Mary's, Navan, and the eon- 
vent of that house had lately presented a 
petition to him setting forth that though 
the perpetual vicarage of the parish 
church of Ardbraocan, dioc. of Meath, 
had been canonically united and annexed 
to, and incorporated with the said mon- 
astery, in virtue of which union the said 
abbot and convent had obtained the said 
vicarage, and held and possessed it ali- 
guandiu, and still hold and possess it, 
James Porter, calling himself archdeacon 
of Kells in the church of Meath, sug- 
gested, inter alia, to the pope, that the 
union, annexation and incorporation 
aforesaid Yfeie minus canonice facte; that 
divine worship and the usual number of 
canons in the abbey were daily getting 
less ; rambling about, and frequenting 
taverns were attributed to the abbot and 
convent; and the monastic buildings 
were said to be going to ruin. The pope 
then says that having been deceived 
(circiimventus) by these suggestions he 
had commissioned the abbot de Bene- 
dictione alias Kilbeggan and the priors 
of Ballyboggan and Kilkenny (West) by 
other letters, if after Peter and his con- 
vent and others qui forent evocandi, had 
been cited, it should legitimately appear 
to them that the aforesaid suggestions 
were true, to rescind and dissolve said 
union, annexation and incorporation, or 
to decree that they axe nullius firmitatis. 
If they should give a decision for a dis- 
solution as above, then the vicarage with 
all its rights, etc., is to be conferred on 
said James. Thereupon said James 
Porter cited abbot Peter and his convent 
to appear before Dermot, abbot de Bene- 
clictione for the trial of his claim regard- 
ing the aforesaid dissolution and the 
vicarage. Said, Dermot perperam pro- 
cedens in causa hujusmodi, gave sentence 
in favour of James, and against abbot 
Peter and his convent, from which they 
appealed to the apostolic see ; but being 
legitimately hindered, their appeal was 
not lodged in due time. Wherefore, 



continues the pope, abbot Peter and his 
convent humbly prayed that, notwith- 
standing the said delay, their case xaight 
be committed for inquiry, etc., to some 
trustworthy persons in Ireland. In ac- 
cordance with their prayer the pope sent 
a mandate (an° Inc. Dnce. 1469, 10 Kal. 
Jan., an°. 6) to the abbots of Mellifont 
and Knock and the prior of S. Mary's, 
Louth, that if they, or any two or one of 
them, having called to their presence 
the said Porter and all others evoeandos, 
should find what had been alleged re-' 
garding the delay in lodging the aforesaid 
appeal to be true, to proceed legiti- 
mately to the examination of the matter 
of said appeal, and confirm the above 
mentioned sentence of the pope, or in- 
validate it, as the justice of the case may 
demand. Non obstante lapsu dicti tern- 
poris, etc. Given at Rome, etc., an. Inc. 
Dnce. 1469, 10 Kal. Jan. , an". 6°. Hugo 
f. X. prothon Bisuntin. (Reg. Pauli II., 
an°. 6°, lib". 1, f. ccvij.) 

The abbey intitled de Benedictione. 
above is not Kilbeggan, but Bective— , 
Kilbeggan was called De Flumiiie Dei. 

1474, f. 208—18 March, 1474. 

Recty. of Dysart. — In the bull of Sixtus 
IV. (15 Kal. Apr., an". 3°) giving the 
rectory named above in comrmndam to 
Richard Whyte, a monk of the Cistercian 
abbey of Bective, it is stated that the 
revenues of said abbey were so slender 
that the monks could not remain there ; 
furthermore that this living was held by 
*John, Bishop of Clonmacnoise, by pro- 
vision of the ordinary, and so his pos- 
session of the same was not canonical. 
(Reg. SixtilV., etc.) 

* In an official list of bishops whose bulls had 
been brought to the Camera Apce. I find John 
bishop of Cluanen (? Clonmacnoise) with the date 
2 Feb., 1452, that was, perhaps, when his bull had 
been brought to the Camera. 

1477-78 f . 285, Of. 

BectiAie Abbey.— On the 31st July, 34th 
of Henry VIII., the abbot was compelled 
to surrender this house and all its pos- 
sessions into the k'ng's hands, his 
majesty's special share of the spoils being 
the plate, jewels and principal ornaments. 
In the Pat. and 01. Rolls, Chancery, Ire- 
land, Membrane 21. No date to it, but 
of the 6th of Edward VI., there is a 
" Grant to Andrew Wise, esquire, Vice- 
Treasurer, in consideration of the sum 
of £1,380 16s. 7d., Irish, of the monastery 
of Bective, with the manor and lordship, 
and all edifices, churches, belfry, ceme- 
tery, woods, gardens, meadows, pastures, 
mills, and fishing weirs, in the co. of 
Meath ; the manor of Revaghe, in the 
CO. of Westmeath, etc., etc. To hold for 
ever by knight's service, viz., by the ser- 
vice of one knight's fee, as scutage runs 
in Ireland: Rent, £4 5s. 4d., Irish," 

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had a " Licence to alienate to Richard 
Dillon, of Preteston, gent. ; John Wy- 
combe, of Dublin ; and Eichard Cox ; 
the site and possessions of the late abbey, 
monastery or religious house of Bectyfe, 
etc." Finally, Bective passed, says 
Cogan (Dioc of Meath), about 1639, to 
Sir Biohard Bolton, Lord Chancellor of 
Ireland, in whose family it still remains. 

1478-79, f. 169. 

Prim'atiis B. Marie de Lochseudi. — It 
appears from the above annat entry that 
the nunnery of Loohseudy being aban- 
doned by the nuns had been turned into 
a priory of Begular Austin canons — why 
the nuns left, or precisely when they did 
so, I have not so far been able to make out. 
I have, however, found in the Lateran 
Archives (now at the Vatican) a bull of 
Mart. V. dated Constance, 4 Ides Dec, 
an. 1 (1417), in which it is stated that 
Margaret, prioress of S. Mary's, Lough- 
seudy, of the Cistercian order, and the 
convent of that house had some time 
before, using their right of presentation 
to the rectory of St. Patrick, Magmora 
[Mayvore], said to be then vacant by 
the demise of Donald I.Iagluagii, pre- 
sented for institution therein to Wm. 
Yonge, archdeacon of Meath (the see of 
Meath being then vacant), John Okynean, 
a priest of said diocese. 

1st July, 1483. 

St. Mary's priory, Tristernagh. — The 
above priory is now vacant by the death 
of Simon Nugent at the apostolic see. 
William Ofaelan, a clerk of the diocese 
of Lismore, who was some time ago dis- 
pensed by the ordinary on account of his 
illegitimate birth, * de soluto genitus et 
soluta, alias conjugata, to receive the 
clerical tonsure and obtain a benefice 
without care of souls desired to join the 
brotherhood of that house, there, sub 
regulari habitu virtutum Domino famu- 
lari. Pope Sixtus IV. to whom Ofaelan 
had been highly recommenned de religi- 
miis zelo, vite et morum ho^iestate, aliisque 
probttatis et virtutum mcritis, favouring 
his praiseworthy desire, and wishing to 
confer on him a special favour, sent a 
mandate to the archbishop of Armagh, 
John Ofaelan and James Haelen, respec- 
tively canons of Ferns and Kildare (or 
Derry), that they, or any two or one of 
them, by themselves, or by another or 
others, should Ofaelan be fit, and that 
there is no canonical obstacle in the way, 
should by apostolic authority receive 
him in said priory as a canon and 
brother, give him the religious habit ; 
cause him to be treated with sincere 
charity in the Lord, receive and ad- 
mit his religious profession, such as is 
wont to be made by the canons of said 
monastery, if he sponte should wish to 
make it in their hands ; and the said 
priory, which is conventual, elective, 



and has the care of souls, and the yearly 
income of which does not exceed 75 
marks sterling, as said Wm. asserts, 
whether it should be vacant as before 
mentioned, or in any other way, or ex 
alterius cuiuscuiique persona, or by the 
freeresignationof said Simon . . . , 
provided that its disposal belongs at this 
time to the pope, they shall, with all its 
rights and appurtenances, confer on, and 
assign to the said William, even before 
they receive him in said monastery as a 
canon, or the habit is given to him, or 
he makes the aforesaid profession. In- 
ducting him, or his proctor in his name, 
into the corporal possession of the priory. 
Contradictores . . Notwithstanding, 
etc. After this follows the pope's declar- 
ation that, de specialis dono gratie, he 
dispensed said William to be promoted 
to all even holy orders, and receive this 
priory if it should be, in virtue of these 
presents, conferred on him, etiam clericua 
secularis existens, and to retain it libere 
et licite habitu non suscepto, etprofessione 
predictis non emissa, until he shall have 
got peaceable possession of the same, 
defectu predicto, etc., notwithstanding 
. . . Provided that the priory shall 
not be defrauded of its due services, that 
the cure of souls therein shall not be 
in any way neglected, and that all its 
customary obligations shall be duly ful- 
filled. The pope willed that as soon as 
said William is received in said monas- 
tery as a canon, and is expressly professed 
in the order, or that the year of his pro- 
bation has lapsed, or that he has received 
the habit of the professed and worn it 
for three days [knowingly] , or even be- 
fore, if it is evident that he absolutely 
wills to change his life, he shall be bound 
to resign the benefice which he holds, or 
to cede the right which he may have in, 
or to, the same ; and as soon as he shall 
have got peaceable possession of the 
priory, to receive the habit and make 
expressly the aforesaid profession. Other- 
wise he shall be bound to give up the 
priory omnino, which the pope has de- 
creed to be vacant ex tunc. Dat. Rome 
apud S. Petrum, an. Inc. Dnoe. 1483, Kal. 
Julii, an 12°. (Reg. Sixti IV., an°. 12°, 
lib°. 1°, f. 162.) 

1486-87, f . 113 (1)— 7th April, 1487. 

Per. vie. Drumraiiey. — Though it was 
alleged that the above per. vicarage of 
Drumraney was so long vacant by the 
death of Ruth (sic) that its provision 
had lapsed to the apostolic see, John 
Wythy, calling himself a priest of this 
dioc. of Meath, was in possession of it 
for more than eight but less than ten 
years without any canonical title, re- 
ceiving a yearly pension from James 
Dyllon a layman, styling himself a noble 
of this dice, to whom he had granted or 
let the fruits, etc., of said benefice. This 
matter having been reported to pope 
Innocent VIII., he, by bull dated 7th of 



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Ides of April, an°. 3°, directed Eugene 
Maokonkagri (called in the annat entry 
McCarmayo), a canon of Ardagh, to cite 
Wythy, and all others, etc., to his pres- 
ence, and if he should find the living 
vacant as stated, or in any other vcay, 
dummodo, etc., and that Edward Dyllon, 
a clerk (not, as the aimat says, a layman) 
of this dioc, should on diligent exami- 
nation prove to be fit, to confer it on 
him. (Eeg. Innoo. VIII., an. 3, lib. 5, 
fol. 52.) 

1486-87, f. 113 (3). 

S. Jo. Bapt. de Kilkemu. — Archdall 
( MonasticonJ says, on the authority of 
the Auditor General, that this house 
and its appurtenances, with twelve mes- 
sauges, and two carucates of land in 
Kilkenny, one caruoate in Britlas, and 
all their tithes, were granted to Eobt. 
Dillon, in capite, at the yearly rent of 
222 IQd. 

1486-87, f. 116 (2)— 20 April, 1487. 

Priory of Mullingar. — The above priory 
vacant by the death of Peter Alyn during 
the pontificate of Paul 2nd, is for many 
years in the possession of Wm. Tombe, 
calling himself a canon of the abbey of 
Trim, who, it was alleged, had no ca- 
nonical title. Innocent VIII., by bull 
dated xii Kal. May, an°. 3°, directed the 
prior of S. John's Kilkenny to cite Tombe 
and all others vocandos to his presence, 
and if on due inquiry he should find said 
priory vacant in the way alleged, or in 
any other way, dummodo, etc., to remove 
Tombe, and appoint (Miler) Petyte, who 
asserted that he belonged to the family 
of the founder of said priory. (Reg. 
Innoc. VIII., an. 3°, lib. 2°, f. 16.) 

1491-92, f. 182. 

In an official register of the Camera 
Apostolioa I find that among the Bulls 
brought there on the 25th of June, 1492, 
there was one unionis pro Bugenio Ycon- 
alta super commenda monasterii B. 
Marie de Kilagan alias de Benedictione 
[Bective] Medensis dioc. 

1492, 25 June. 

Una bulla pro Geraldo Dalton super 
par. ecclesia de Rathnauart (? lege vart) 
alias Ville pagani Medensis dioc. In the 
Taxatimv " the church of the vill(a) of 
Pagan," in the deanery of Duleek, the 
same, I suppose, as Painestown, is valued 
at eight pounds stg. yearly. 

1492, 27 April. 

Una littera was brought to the Camera 
Apostolica pro Cibrioo [recte Garbrico] 
Magbraid [Mac Brady] super monasterio 
beate Marie de Killes [Kells] Meten 
[recte Miden.] dioc. 

1493-94, f. 102. 
Mon. de Diurrow. — Venerable 



says, in his Ecclesiastical History 
(book iii. 4) , that Colomcille founded a 
noble monastery here before he set out 
for Britain (an. 563), and Tigernaoh tells 
us that Aedh, who became lord of the 
territory of Teffia in 533, bestowed Bur- 
row on the saint. According to these 
data Durrow monastery must have been 
founded between 533 and 563. But 
Adamnan (vit. Golumbe), while attribu- 
ting the foundation of this monastery to 
Columba, as Bp. Reeves remarks, couples 
the date of the occurrence with the presi- 
dency of Alithir at Clonmacnoise, who 
did not succeed to that office till June, 
585. Either, then, Bede is inaccurate, 
or Adamnan's expression regarding Co- 
lumba, divino fuiidans nutu, is to be 
understood in the sense of confirming a 
foundation already made. (Reeves' 
Adamtian.) Bishop Healy {Ireland's 
Ancient Schools, etc.) says : " We may 
assume that Durrow was founded about 
553, that is seven years after the foun- 
dation of Derry. By this time the repu- 
tation of Columba had spread far- and 
wide over the entire kingdom. . . .Being 
so famous it is not to be wondered at that 
Columba (a Northern) was invited to found 
monasteries through almost all the nor- 
thern parts of Ireland, to which even 
Durrow at that period belonged." One 
of the most interesting memorials of this 
monastery is The Booh of Durrow, which 
is a copy of the Pour Gospels according 
to Jerome's version. It is written across 
the page in single columns, and the MSS. 
also contain the Epistle of S. Jerome to 
Pope Damasus, an explanation of certain 
Hebrew names , with the Busebian Canons 
and synoptical tables {Gilbert, National 
MSS.) There is a partly obliterated entry 
on the back of folio 12, praying for "a 
remembrance of the scribe, Columba, 
who wrote this evangel in the space of 
twelve days." Bishop Healy says {Ire- 
land's Ancient Schools and Scholars) : 
"Whilst Columba was at Durrow he 
wrote, as far as we can judge, with his 
own hands, the celebrated copy of the 
Gospels, knovm as the Book of Dwrow. 
That the saint was an accomplished 
scribe is certain; we know from many 
passages in his life that he spent muoh 
time in copying parts of the sacred 
volume ; and he was engaged in the same 
pious labour when he felt the call of death, 
and asked Baithen " to lorite the rest." 
Bishop Reeves speaks of this "MS." as 
approaching, if not reaching, to the 
Columban age." In 1623 it was still at 
Durrow, but afterwards it came into the 
hands of Henry Jones, Vice-Chanoellop of 
Trinity College, who gave ^ it to the 
Library there, where it is still. O'Fla- 
herty, author of the Ogygia, saw it 
there in 1677, and fortunately then de- 
ciphered the inscription on the cover, and 
entered it on the fly-leaf of the manuscript. 
This silver-mounted cover has since 
disappeared, but thanks to O'Flaherty, 



Meath. 



103 



continues Bishop Healy, we know the 
inscription whioli it bore in Irish, 
which put in English would run thus : 
"The prayer and blessing of Columcille 
for Plann the son of Mailshechnaill, king 
of Erin, for whom this cover was made." 
At present, says the Bishop, there is no 
trace of any of the ancient buildings at 
Durrow. St. Columba's well, which is 
much venerated, is still there. There is 
an old church-yard, doubtless the site 
of the ancient churches. A beautiful 
sculptured cross, like that of Monaster- 
boice, stands close to the church-yard, 
and there are two ancient inscribed 
stones, one with the inscription ^ OE. 
DO CHATHALAN-pray for little Cathal. 
The inscription on the other is — OR. DO 
AIGIDIU — pray for Aigidiu. 
Two of the outer arch-stones of an ancient 
and once very beautiful window are built 
into a wall near the High Cross. No 
other remains of antiquity are now to be 
found on the site of this once celebrated 
monastery of Durrow. 

Hugh de Lacy completely desolated 
Durrow and uprooted its ancient shrines. 
It was in the year a.d. 1186 that he set 
about building a castle at Durrow. For 
this purpose he seized the abbey-lands, 
drove out the neighbouring Celtic pro- 
prietor, whose name was Pox, and pro- 
ceeded to build his castle with the stones 
of Columba's monastery and churches. 
But this was the close of his evil career. 
A workman, sent, it is said, by Fox for 
the purpose, was watching for his oppor- 
tunity, and when de Lacy, who superin- 
tended the work in person, was stooping 
forward, he struck off his head with one 
blow of his keen axe. . . . " It was 
in revenge of Columcille ' ' that this was 
done, say the Four Masters. (Bishop 
Healy's Ireland's Ancient Schools and 
Scholars.) 

7th April, 1497. 

Rectory of Trim. — The rectory of the 
parish church of St. Patrick, Trini [recte 
Trim], the yearly fruits, etc., of which 
do not exceed 100 marks sterling, being 
vacant at present and so long so that the 
right of collating thereto has, according 
to the statutes of the Lateran Council, 
legitimately lapsed to the apostolic see, 
notwithstanding that Richard Willy, 
alias Kenyn, calling himself a priest of 
the diocese of Meath, has, without any 
canonical title, rashly and de facto held 
it for a certain time, and continues so to 
hold it. Alexander VI., to whom this 
matter had been reported, taking into 
consideration the merits and deserts of 
Walter Wellysy, a clerk of noble race ex 
utroque parents, of this diocese, recom- 
mended to him, on trustworthy testi- 
mony, as of blameless life and behaviour, 
etc., desiring to confer on him a special 
favour, sent -a, mandate (Rome at St. 
Peter's, the year of our Lord's Incar- 



nation 1497, 7th Ides of April, an. 6) 
commanding the abbot of Clonard, John 
O'Mayna [D'Mooney] and-Gormac Oheayg 
[O'Hea], respectively canons of Kildare 
and Emly, or any two or one of them, 
if having summoned said Richd. Willy, 
and any others who should be cited, they 
should find said rectory to be vacant in 
any way, . . . provided that at the 
date of these presents no one had in said 
rectory a special right, to confer it on, 
and assign it to said Walter by apostolic 
authority. Contradictors, etc. Not- 
withstanding, etc. Given at Rome, etc., 
as above. (Reg. Alexand. VI., an. 5, lib. 
7, f. 217.) 

18th April, 1497. 

Gilbert Bremehiam (? Bermingham) 
abbot of SS. John and Peter of Clonard, 
having reported to pope Alexander VI. 
that Galfredus (Godfrey), prior of the 
Holy Trinity of Ballyboggan aUas de 
Laude Dei, who by apostolic dispen- 
sation holds in titulum the rectory of 
the parish church of S. Fintan, Clonard, 
being an excommunicate has not feared 
to celebrate divine ofdoes, or rather to 
profane them, , to the peril of his soul 
and the pernicious example and scandal 
of many. The pope considering that if 
this charge is true, said Godfrey has 
rendered himself unworthy of said rec- 
tory ; and moved by fatherly good will 
for said Gilbert, suis exigentibus meritis, 
as the revenues of his monastery are so 
meagre that they do not suffice for his 
support (he says that he is de nohili 
genere ex iitroque parente procreatus) and 
for the discharge of the obligations in- 
cumbent on said monastery, desiring, 
then,_ to provide him de alicujus sub- 
ventionis auxilio, whereby he may be 
more fittingly maintained, and the obli- 
gations of the monastery more easily 
fulfilled, he sped a mandate, dated Rome, 
etc., an°. Inos. Dnce. 1497, 14 Kal. Mail, 
etc., tp the abbot of Bective (de Bene- 
dictione Dei), Cristinus Omallion and 
Cornelius Oheaig, respectively canons of 
Cloyne and Emly, that they, or any two or 
one of them, if said Gilbert should desire 
to renew before them those charges which 
he made to the pope against said Godfrey, 
and to bind himself m scriptis in due 
form of law, when he shall have done so, 
vocatis dido Oalifredo, et aliis qui fiierint 
evocandi, to inform themselves diligently 
by apostolic authority depremissis, and 
if on inquiry they should find the afore- 
said charges to be true to deprive sen- 
tentialiter said Godfrey of the rectory, 
and remove him really from the same, 
as should be done de jure. And if said 
privation and removal should be carried 
out by them as aforesaid, then, whether 
said rectory should be vacant by the 
aforesaid privation and removal, or in 
any other way, etc., etc., provided that 
no one had at the date of these presents 
an especially acquired right therein, they 



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shall take care to give by apostolic autho- 
rity the rectory, with all its rights, etc., 
to the said Gilbert, to be by him, together 
with bis said monastery, qiioad vixerit, 
held, ruled and governed, so that it shall 
be lawful for him, debitis et constmtis 
ipsius rectorie supportatis oneribus, to 
dispose of its revenues just as any other 
rector holding it pro tempore, etc. Alien- 
ation of any immoveable property or 
precious moveables belonging to said 
rectory being interdicted. Provided also 
that the rectory shall not be defrauded 
of its usual services, and that the care of 
souls shall in no wise be therein neglected. 
(Reg. Alex VI., an. 5, lib. 7, f. 128.) 

16 June, 1497. 

Priory of Durrow and theper. vicarage 
of Ardnurcher. — It was reported to pope 
Alexander VI. that the priory of Durrow 
and the per. vicarage of Ardnurcher are 
at present vacant certo modo, and are so 
long vacant that the right of collation to 
them has lapsed to the apostolic see, the 
priory being held by William Olongayn, 
calling himself its prior, and the p. vic- 
arage by Cornelius Okalliayn, styling 
himself a priest of this dioc, neither 
having any ca]ionio;;l title, etc. And as 
a petition made to the pope, on the part 
of Rorious Ykalayn, an expressly pro- 
fessed canon of said house, stating that 
if after he should have obtained the above 
priory the said vicarage were united to 
it for his lifetime only, it would con- 
tribute much to his advantage, he desirous 
of conferring a special favour on said 
Roricus, who had been much recom- 
mended to him de religionis selo, vite ac 
7norum lioncstate, etc., sent a mandate, 
dated Rome, an. 1497, 16 Kal. July, to 
the archdeacon of Cloyne, Malachy Oflan- 
dagim and Nemes Osohula, canons of 
Killaloe, that, if they, or any two or one 
of them, having cited William, Cornelius 
and any others who should be cited, 
should find said priory and per. vicarage, 
the respectively annual value of which 
does not^exceed 26 and 24 marks sterling, 
to be vacant in any way, etc. ; and if 
touching the before named union, having 
cited those whom it concerns, what is 
asserted be true, etc., to confer the priory 
on Rorious, and unite the perpetual 
vicarage to it for his life, provided that 
at the date of these presents no one had 
an especially acquired right therein. 
(Reg. Alex. VI., an. 5°, lib". 8, fol. 203.) 

15 Oct., 1507. 

Wm. (Rokeby) Elect of Meath, was 
dispensed by pope Julius II. to retain the 
oanonry in the church of Beverly with 
the prebend of St. Andrew the Apostle, 
the parish church of St. Peter of (Klrkby 
Raven worth) I the perpetual vicarage of 
St. John the Baptist of Halysac (or Haly- 
fac, Halifax) and the free chapel of St. 
Mary de Ferybrigge, together with his 
bishopriok of Meath ad vitam ; and the 



same pope by a bull dated an. Inc. 1507 
the Ides of Oct., an°. 4°, gave him licence 
to exchange these benefices for others like 
or unlike, etc. (Reg. Julii II. , an. 4°, etc.) 

The bull states that the parish church 
of St. Peter the Apostle of Ffakenhamden- 
(Fakenham) in the dioc. of Norwich was 
united to the above canonry and prebend 
Kurkeby Raisensawath. 

12th April, 1508. 



Par. chwrch of Villa Petri alias Mard- 
Oayd.—Pope Julius II. has heard that 
the rectory of the parish church of Villa 
Petri [? church of the villa of Peter de St. 
Leger, in the deanery of Longhseudy] 
alias Mardgayd, dioc. of Meath, of lay 
patronage, is now vacant certomodo, and so 
long vacant that the right of presentation 
has legitimately lapsed to the apostolic 
see, although Maurus Mackayl, calling 
himself a priest of the diocese of Ardagh, 
without any canonical title, held posses- 
sion of it for a certain time, and continues 
still in such possession. William Xga- 
layd [? Ydalayd, O'Daly] , prior of St. 
Mary's, Loughseudy, of the order of 
Regular Canons of St. Austin, has pre- 
sented a petition to the pope humbly 
praying that he would de benigmtate 
apostolica unite, annex and incorporate 
the aforesaid rectory, the yearly fruits, 
etc., of which don't exceed viii. marks 
sterling, with the said priory, so long as 
he shall be prior there, — its fruits do not 
exceed vii. marks annually. The pope 
was inclined to grant the prayer of said 
William, but deprermssis certam notiHam 
non habcns, he remitted the matter to 
the discretion of the- prior of KUcani in 
this diocese [Kilkenny West], Maurus 
and Donald Magranayl, canons of Ardagh, 
commanding them, or any two or one of 
them, by bull (Rome at St. Petei's, the 
year of the Incarnation 1508, the day be- 
fore the Ides of April, an. 5), if said 
Maurus and all concerned being cited, 
they should find said rectory to be vacant 
in any manner, . . . provided its 
collation has lapsed as aforesaid, and that 
no one has a specially acquired right 
therein, to unite and annex it to said 
priory, and incorporate it with the same, 
with all its rights and appurtenances, so 
long as said William shall be prior 
there. So that it shall be lawful for said 
William by himself, or another or others, 
to take corporal possession of said priory, 
with all its rights, etc., by his own 
authority, and use its revenues, etc., for 
his own utility and that of the rectory, 
no license of the ordinary or any one else 
being by any means required. The pope 
willed that said rectory shall not on ac- 
count of said union, etc., be defrauded 
of its due services, or the care of souls 
therein bo in any wise neglected. . . . 
Given at St. Peter's, etc., as above. (Reg. 
Julii II,. an. 5°, lib. 3, f. 23.) 



Meath 



105 



158i-36, f. 162. 

Priory of Balhjhoggan, etc. — It appears 
from the bull cited in the last annat 
obligation in this diocese, that Gerald 
Walshe, named therein, presented a pe- 
tition to pope Paul III. stating that the 
priory of Holy Trinity of Ballyboggan 
being vacant certo modo, he was elected 
prior by the convent of that house, via 
ccm/promJissi, but, owing to the influence 
of his adversaries, he was unable to ob- 
tain the needful confirmation of his 
election, etc., afterwards, however, op^or- 
tunitate captafa, he took possession of 
the prioiy without having obtained the 
said confirmation, and took for his use 
part of the revenues of said priory, not, 
however, more than eight marks, still 
thereby incurring ecclesiastical censures 
and penalties, from which he humbly 
begged the pope to absolve him ; further- 
more he prayed that the priory of St. 
Mary's, Loughsewdy, which is uon con- 
ventual, the parish of Clonfadforan and 
that of St. Colman's of LynaUy, which 
is de jure patronatus laicorum nobilium, 
then vacant for so long a time that the 
rish* rf collation to them had lapsed t-) 
r.-j J-^^iy See, might be annexed for bi ; 
life time to the priory of Ballyboggan; the 
two parishes were then in possession re- 
spectively of James Ocleri and Dermot 
Macmoliny, who it was alleged had no 
canonical title. The pope freed Walshe 
from any censures he might have incurred 
for having taken undue possession of 
Ballyboggan, as he had been alias highly 
recommended to him de religionis zelo, 
vite ac morum honestate, etc., and sent a 
mandate to the abbot of Clonard, and the 
archdeacons of Armagh and Kells to cite 
the aforesaid James and Dermot, and all 
others citandos to appear before them, and 
if they should find these priories and par- 
ishes vacant canonically, provided that 
at the date of these presents no one had 
an especially acquired right therein, and 
that the right of collation to St. Colman's 
had lapsed to the Holy See, to confer the 
priory of Ballyboggan on Walshe, and 
unite to it, so long as he should be prior 
there, the priory of Loughsewdy, and the 
two parishes. ' There was a clause in the 
buU that before the abbot of Clonard and 
his fellows, the archdeacons, proceeded 
to the appointment of Walshe, they 
should see that he resigned possession of 



Ballyboggan into their hands. (Reg 
Pauli III., an. 1°, lib. 19, fol. 160.) 

The yearly revenue of Ballyboggan and 
Loughsewdy respectively did not exceed 
eight and three marks, and that of the 
two parishes togot'ier not more marks 
than four. 

1534-36, f. 162. 

Mon. de Ballyboggam,. — A grant to Sir 
William Bermingham and the heirs male 
of his body of the title of Baron of Car brie 
in the co. of Kildare ; with a grant of the 
site of the late priory of Balibogan, and 
the late abbey of Clonarde, with all the 
messuages adjacent, and of aU the manors, 
lands and liberties of Ballybogan, Henriy- 
ston, otherwise Balynakill, etc., in the 
00. of Meath, belonging to the said monas- 
teries ; To hold to the said Earl (sic) and 
the heirs male of his body by knight 
service, that is to say, by a third of one 
knight's fee. Rent by the name of one- 
twentieth part, £4 3s. 4d. June 17, 33° 
(of Henry VIII.) (Cal. Fat., etc.. Bolls.) 

It appears from a Patent Roll (41° 
Elizabeth) that Garret Earl of Kildare 
and Lady Mabel, his wife, had a grant 
for themselves and their heirs male, inter 
alia, of this monastery from Philip and 
Mary — Earl Henry, sou of Earl Garret, 
granted to one Burnell, the towns of 
Aneskenan and Dermore, parcel of the 
manor and the monastery of Ballibogan, 
with several lands to them belonging, 
containing 464 acres arable, for a term 
of years — that the Queen (Elizabeth) in 
consideration of the services of Sir Ed- 
ward Fitzgerald, son of George Fitzgerald, 
who had been slain in her service, granted 
to him (Sir Edward) and the heirs male 
of the body of his father, the reversion 
of the castle and town of Kynagad, Anes- 
kenan, Dermore, and the monastery of 
Ballybogan. 

Cogan (Dioc. of Meath) cites a Patent 
Roll (5 James I.) which informs us that 
in the year 1608 the King granted to Sir 
Edward Fitzgerald, knight, inter alia: 
"the site, etc., of the late monastery of 
Ballybogan, with all the buildings, or- 
chards, gardens, etc., thereto appertain- 
ing, and all lands, customs, and heredita- 
ments in Ballybogan, with a fair there, 
and a watermill, part of the estate of the 
said monastery." 



BISHOPS OF MEATH. 



7th Feb., 1401. Robert Montayne. 

The see of Meath being vacant by the 
demise of Alexander [Petit, called also de 
Balscot from his birth-place in Oxford- 
shire], Pope Boniface IX. by his bull 
Apostolatus efficium dated Rome, etc., 7 



Id. Feb., an. 12°, provided thereto the 
above-named Robert, Doctor of Canon 
Law and Rector of the parish church of 
Kildalli [Kildalkey] in this diocese. At 
the prayer of said Robert the pope gave 
him license to retain his benefice of Kil- 



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dalkey even after his consecration, etc., 
usque ad beneflacitum suum (i.e. dni. 
papse), and on the Ides of September 
(13th Sept.), 1401, he granted to him the 
faculty of dispensing with ten persons so 
that, notwithstanding their illegitimate 
birth, they might be promoted even to 
all holy orders, and accept a benefice 
even with cure of souls ; dummodo paterne 
incontinentie imitatores non sint, et bene- 
jicia Hon sint in ecclesia cathedrali. (Reg. 
Boniface IX., an. 12, lib. 1°, etc.) Bishop 
Robt. died on the 24th May, 1412. 

31 Augt., 1412. Edward Dantsey. 

Pope John XXJII. who had reserved 
to himself during the episcopate of Robt. 
Montayne the right of appointing his 
immediate successor in the see of Meath, 
having received reliable information of 
his death, desiring to proceed to an ap- 
pointment ccler et felix, after due deliber- 
ation and taking counsel with his brethren 
(the Cardinals) made choice of Edward 
(Dantsey), archdeacon of Cornwall in the 
church of Exeter ; doctor of canon law 
and in p i'^-rt's orders, mi de vite munditin 
niorum hu:i ■state, etc., jide digna pcrhi- 
bentur tustimonia, and by his bull Aposto- 
latus officium dated S. Peter's Rome, 2 
Kal. Sept., an. 3°, set him over said 
church as bishop and pastor, and com- 
mitted to him the care thereof in spirituals 
and temporals. (Reg. Johannis 23, an. 
3, f. 198. Lat.) He died on the 4th of 
Jany, 1429-30. 

29th May, 1430. William Haddesors. 

Pope Martin V. intending when this 
see should next be vacant to appoint to 
it, per apostolice sedis providentiam a use- 
ful and fitting person, on its voidance by 
the death extra curiam of bishop Dantsey, 
taking into account the merits of William 
Haddesors, bachelor of canon and civil 
law, and in priest's orders, who had been 
recommended to him on reliable testi- 
mony de vite munditia, konestate morum, 
spirittialium providentia et temporalium 
circumspectione , after mature deliberation, 
etc., by bull Dudutn siquidem, bearing 
date Rome apud Sanctos Apostolos 4" Kal. 
yunii, anno 13™°-' provided him to the 
vacant see. (Reg. Mart. V., an. 13, lib. 
172, f. 227. Lat.) Ware, on the authority 
of the Public Records, says that Had- 
desors died on Ascension Day, 1434. 

22 Sept., 1434. William Silk. 

It appears from the consistorial codex 
infilled Liber provisionum prelatorum, 
1433-41, that in the Consistory held on 
the loth of the Kalends of Oct., 1434, 
Pope Eugene IV., on the report of the 
Cardinal of St Sixtus [John de Turre- 
cremataj, provided to this see, void by 
Wm. Haddesors' death, William Silk, 
doctor of Canon Law. In the above 
entry it is stated that he was per clerum 
electus. He was licensed by pope Eugene 



to receive consecration from any Catholic 
bishop of his choice, etc. From a bull 
of Martin V. we learn that in the year 
1417 Silk was canon of Cashel and pre- 
bendary of Molaghynan [Newchapel] 
and canon of Ossory with the prebend 
of Ooghorach [? Outhra], valued respec- 
tively at 8 and 12 marks yearly. In the 
Register of Eugene IV. it is stated that 
Silk when promoted to Meath was per- 
petual vicar of Delvin. He died at 
Ardbraccan on the 24th of May, 1450, 
and was buried in the church of St. Mary, 
Killeen. 

7th Augt., 1450. Edmund Ohldhall. 

Pope Nicholas V. by bull dated Fab- 
riano the 7th of the Ides 'of Augt., the 
year of the Incarnation, 1450, an". 4°, 
provided a successor to bishop Silk in 
the person of Edmund [Ouldhall], rector 
of the parish church of St. Patrick de 
Trabato (sic) in this diocese, sibi et pat- 
ribus cardinalibus ob exigentiam meritonmi 
suorum accepti. (Reg. Nic. V., an. 4°, 
lib. 3°, f. 201. Lateran.) Ware says 
that Ouldhall was a Carmelite— his pro- 
visional bull makes no mention of it. 
He died on the 9th, or, as some say, on 
the 29th of August, 1459, at Ardbraccan, . 
and was buried in the church of that place. 

26th March, 1460. William Schierwod. 

By bull dated Sienna the 7th of the 
Calends of April, in the year of our Lord's 
Incarnation 1460, pope Pius the second 
provided to this see, void by the demise 
of Edmund Ouldhal, William Schierwod, 
priest of the diocese of York and doctor 
of canon law, recommended to the same, 
on trustworthy evidence, de Utterarum 
scientia, vite munditia, konestate morum 
aliisque virtutum multiplicium 
donis . (Reg. Pii. II., an. 3°, f. 5. 

Cod. Lateran.) He was for a time 
Deputy to the Duke of Clarence, Lord 
Lieutenant of Ireland [in 1475], and 
afterwards [I think in the same yea^ Lord 
Chancellor of Ireland, in which office he 
continued till 1481. He died in Dublin 
on the 3rd Dec , 1482, and was buried in 
the abbey church of SS. Peter and Paul, 
at Newtown near Trim. (Ware ) 

17th March, 1483. 'John Payne. 

On the demise extra curiam of bishop 
Shierwod, pope Sixtus IV., who in order 
that per providenciam apostolice sedts a 
useful and fitting person should succeed 
to him in this see, had previously reserved 
its provision to himself, turned his atten- 
tion to John Payne, Prior Provincial of 
the English Dominicans, professor of 
theology, and in priest's orders, cui apud 
eum de vite munditia, konestate monim, 
spiritualium providentia, et temporahm 
circumspectione . . . fidedigna testi- 
monia perhibcntur. Having duly con- 
sidered the aforesaid recommendations 
and taking counsel with his brethren 



Bishops of Meath. 



107 



the Cardinals, the pope by his bull 
Pastoralis ajjicii, dated the xvi. of the 
Calends of April, the year of our Lord's 
Incarnation 1482, provided said John to 
the vacant see as its bishop and pastor, 
with plenary power for its rule and ad- 
ministration in spirituals and temporals. 
(Reg. Sixti IV., an. 12, lib. i, f. 266. Cod. 
Lateran.) Anthony Wood (Athen. Oxon. 
V. I., p. 648) says "John Payne, a Do- 
minican or Black Friar, spent several 
years in the study of Divinity (of which 
he was afterwards Doctor) in the college 
of Dominicans in the south suburb of 
Oxon. Afterwards returning to Ireland 
he was, through several preferments, 
made Bishop of Meath by the pope's 
provision, and installed in the choir there 
on the feast of St. Dominick, in 1483. In 
1489 he assisted at a provincial synod 
held at Athirdee, and was arbitrator 
(with the bishops of Clogher an d Ardagh) , 
between Thomas Brady Mac Andrew, 
and one Cormac, about their respective 
claims to the see of Kilmore." On the 
3rd of Oct., 1496, he was made Master of 
the Rolls. On the 6th of March, 1506, 
he died, and was buried in the Dominica 1 
ch'ircb of S. Saviour, Dublin. He was, 
says Ware, a. prelate in great reputation 
for his alms deeds and hospitality. 

William (Rokeby). 

There is a bull of Julius II., dated the 
year of the Incarnation 1507, Ides of Oct. 
(15th Oct.) 1507, addressed to William 
Elect of Meath, in which the pope says : 
"Dudum siquidem cum de persona tua, 
nobis et fratribus nostris ob tuorum ex- 
igentiam meritorum accepta, ecclesie 
Midensi, tunc certo modo pastoris solatio 
destitute, de fratrum eorundem consilio ap- 
ostolica auctoritate per quasdem (litteras^ 
providissemus, teque illi prefecissemus in 
episcopum et pastorem." The bull goes 
on to authorise Rokeby to continue to 
hold certain ecclesiastical* preferments 
even after he had obtained possession of 
the rule of the diocese of Meath. I have 
not found the bull providing W. to Meath, 
It was issued shortly before the above 
bull, no doubt ; dudum, as we know, may 
well mean a short time ago. 

Ware says anent Rokeby : "he was 
doctor of the canon law, and a native of 
Yorkshire, . . [and received part 

of his education in an antient Hostel for 
the reception of canonists in Aldgate 
parish, London, and about the same 
time was made rector of Sandal near 
Doncaster, perpetual vicar of Halyfax in 
Yorkshire, and afterwards] was advanced 
to this see by pope Julius the Second in 
the year 1507 ; and by the same pope 
translated to the see of Dublin on the 
28th of Jan., I5ii,t where he died on the 
29th Nov., 1521. [ ... he was 
made Lord Chancellor of Ireland by King 
Henry VII., in 1498; and on his pro- 
motion to iMeath was called into the 



Privy Council, and afterwards by King 
Henry VIII again made Lord Chancellor 
in the year 1515, and continued in that 
office during his life.] 

In the above notice of bishop Rokeby 
the matter within square brackets is due 
to William Harrij. This holds good 
whenever I quote Ware's Bishops. 

* Prefennents. — See Appendix. 

I 1311, i.e. an. Incarnationis, but 1512 ceros com- 
munis. 

28th Jan., 1512. Hugh Inge. 

He was promoted by bull of pope Julius 
the Second on the 5th of the Calends of 
Feb., an. 9. Ware says of him : An 
Englishman, and doctor of divinity, by 
the pope's designation succeeded Rokeby 
both in the sees of Meath and Dublin. 
[He was born at Shipton - Mallet in 
Somersetshire, educated in William of 
Wickham's school, at Winchester ; made 
perpetual Fellow of New College in 
Oxford in 1484, took his degrees in arts 
and left the college in 1496. He after- 
wards travelled into foreign countries, 
where he was made doctor of divinity, 
but my author does not say where. After 
his return he was successively made 
prebendary of East-Harplrey ; subchan- 
ter of the church of Wells ; guardian of 
Wapulham in the diocese of Lincoln ; 
prebendary of Auste in the church of 
Westbury in the diocese of Worcester 
. . .] He was in Rome in 1504 (ac- 
cording to Rymer) as a commissioner 
together with Sylvester, bishop of Wor- 
cester, and Robt. Shirborne, dean of St. 
Paul's, then King Henry the Eighth's 
orators in the court of Rome, to take the 
renunciation of all prejudicial clauses in 
the bulls for the translation of Cardl. 
Adrian to the sees of Bath and Wells, 
and to take the oathes of fealty and alle- 
giance to the king from said Cardinal. 
He died in Dublin in 1528 [Aug. the 3rd]. 

See a fuller account of this prelate 
among the archbishops of Dublin. 

27 Feb., 1523. Richard Wilson. 

According to a consistorial entry Richard 
bishop of Negropont was translated to 
Meath on the date noted above. He is 
identical with the Richard Wilson men- 
tioned by Wood (Athen Oxon., V. I., p. 
656) ; "a. Northern man, who spent some 
time in the theological faculty in Oxford, 
became prior of Drax in Yorkshire in 
1507, in 1515 was made Suffragan to the 
Archbishop of York under the title of 
Bishop of Negropont, and in 1518 built 
the choir of the church of Bingley in 
Yorkshire." Stubbs (Reg. Sac. Angl.) 
says that he was suffragan of York 
1515-18, and was buried at Bingley. 
Ware places his death at 1529. Cogan 
(Hist of Meath Dioc.) says that Abp. 
Inge, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and 
Lord Chief Justice Birmingham, com- 
plained of him to Cardinal Wolsey " The 



io8 



Appendix. 



dioces of Meth, which is large in cure, 
and moste of value in this country, for 
an honourable man to contynue in, is ferr 
in ruyne, both spiritually and temporally, 
by the absence of the bisshopp there. 
If your grace thinks so convenient som 
good man, being towards the same, 
mought be provided unto the saide 
bisshoppricke, whiche sholde be to the 
great comforte, raanifoldely, of all that 
dioces ; for it is said here, the Bisshopp 
wol nat retourne. (State Papers, part 
ii.,p. 127.) He resigned in 1529. On the 
appointment of Edward Staples, his im- 
mediate successor, one-half the income 
of the see of Meath was reserved to bp. 
Wilson. 

3rd Sept., 1529. Edward Staples. 

Pope Clement the Seventh's bull Apos- 
tolatiis officium dated Rome apud S. 
Petrum, anno etc., 1529, tertio Non. 
Sept., anno sexto, provided Edward 
[Staples] to the see of Meath, then void 
by the free will resignation of Richard 
[Wilsonl into the pope's hands. He 
being (!c sirous of appointing a useful and 
profitable person to the vacant see, alter 
maturely considering paternis et sollcitis 
studiis the matter and taking counsel 
with his brethren, the cardinals, turned 
his thoughts to the person of Edward 
aforesaid, rector or master, as he is styled, 
of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, West 
Smithfield, near and outside the walls 
of London, and wont to be conferred on 
secular clerks in titulum perpetui benejicii 
ecclesiastici, a bachelor in divinity and in 
priest's orders, for whom his most dear 
son in Christ^ Henry, the illustrious king 
of England, who is also lord of Ireland 
in matters temporal, has made to him by 
his letters humble supplication, and is 
moreover on trustworthy testimony re- 
commended to him de vite munditia 
honestate morum, etc. All which being 
duly considered, he by his apostolic 
authority and with the advice of his afore- 
said brethren has provided said Edward 
to the above mentioned church as bishop 
and pastor, and fully committed to him 
its care and administration in spirituals 
and temporals. In illo qui dat gratias H 

largitur premia co7ifidentes 

(Reg. Clem. VII., an. 9, lib. 114, f. 270. 
Cod. Lateran.) 

It appears from a consistorial act, dated 
3rd Sept., 1529, that Staples when pro- 
moted to Meath was dispensed to retain 
all and singular the benefices which he 
then held, especially S. Bartholomew's 
Hospital. I suppose the pope took into 
consideration that one half the revenues 
of Meath bishoprick was reserved to bp. 
Wilson. Ware says that Staples was a 
native of Lincolnshire [a Master of Arts 
in the universities of Cambridge and Ox- 
ford and one of the canons of Cardinal 
Woolsey's college. In 1535 he was joined 
with others by the king in a commission 



to suppress the nunnery of Greyn in the 
county of Carlow. In 1546 Henry the 
VIII. appointed him one of the commis- 
sioners for taking the surrender of St. 
Patrick's church, Dublin. He was called 
into the Privy Council by king Edward 
the VI. in the first year of his reign, and 
was instrumental and active in all the 
changes of religion which happened at 
this time, and joined with Abp. Brown, 
in opposition to his Metropolitan, VA- 
mate Dowdal, in introducing the Liturgy 
in English.] On the 29th of June, 1554, 
in queen Mary's reign, he was deprived, 
and soon after died. 

William Walshe. 

In an official record of consistorial acts 
(marked C.) which I found in the archives 
of the College of Cardinals in the Vatican 
in 1877 or 1878, there is an entry regard- 
ing bishop William Walsh as follows : 

Rome apud S. Marcum die Mercurii 
que fuit sexta mensis Septembris, 1564, 
fuit consistorium in quo S. D. N., refer- 
ente R™°- Morono, Eccas Meden., de qua 
alias Guglielmus a tunc bo. me. Reginaldo 
Polo, Card. Anglite, Legato ad id, ut 
asserebat, a sede apostolica sufficientem 
auctoritatem habente, provisus fuerat, ita 
tamen quod idem GuUielmus infra annum 
a data dictse provisionis litteras in forma 
novae seu simplicis provisionis a Rom"- 
Pontifice obtinere teneretur alias primo 
dicta provisio nulla esset. Cum dictus 
Gulielmus carcerationibus, , et aliis im- 
pedimentis litteras obtinere non potuerit, 
et nihilominus munus consecrationis et 
possessionem d"*- ecclesiaa ac partem 
fructuum receperit, et in illius, adminis- 
tratione et regimine permanserit , ac penam 
privationis propterea, et alias censuras 
incurrerit, unde ecc»- ipsa adhuc vacare 
censeatur, Sanctitas sua eidem ecC^' 
Meden. sic vel alio modo vacanti providit 
de persona ejusdem Guilli. episcopi, ean- 
dem provisionem prefati Legati confirm- 
ando, et quatenus opus sit de novo 
providit. Absolvens eum a quibusvis 
censuris, etiam ob malam hce (recte hancj 
fructuum perceptionem incursis abolendo, 
etc., necnon a vinculo visitandi limina 
apostolorum quo idem Guillielmus tene- 
tur. Et cum retentione unius prioratus 
ordinis S*'- Augi"- dictae dioc. , in Hybernia; 
et fuit facta gratia. Absolvens, etc. Fruc- 
tus. Tax. 

In Harris' Ware's Bishops I find; 
"William Walsh, Doctor of Divinity, 
and a native of Waterford was [on the 
i8th day of Oct., 1554] appointed suc- 
cessor to Bishop Staples and was restored 
to the temporalities on the 22d of Nov. 
following, with a retrospect to the time 
of his predecessor's deprivation.^ Yet 11 
one may give credit to a manuscript trea- 
tise, wrote by John alias Malachy Hartrey, 
a Cistertian monk of the abby of Holy 
Cross, intitled, de Cistertientium Hiber- 



Bishops of Meath. 



109 



norum viris illustribus, this bishop was 
born at Dunboyne in the county of Meath, 
and not at Waterford, and was before 
his promotion to this see, a Cistertian 
monk of the abby of Bectiff, in the county 
of Meath. [However that may be,] he 
■was deprived in tlie reign of queen Eliza- 
beth for preaching against the Book of 
Common Prayer, then newly established, 
[and the queen's Supremacy] and thrown 
into prison ; and some years after sent 
into banishment . " ( Ware .) 

Cogan (Hist, the Dioc. of Meath) gives 
an extract of a letter (i6th of July, 1565) 
of Adam Lxjftus, Protestant Abp. of Ar- 
magh, to Sir William Cecil ; " The xiii. 
of this monthe, by virtue of our comission 
for cawsis ecclesiastycall, we comitted to 
the Castell of Dublyn doctor Welche, 
late byssippe of Methe, there to remayne 
untill the queenes majesties pleasure were 
knowne. He refused the othe, and to 
answer such articles as we required him ; 
and besides that, ever sithens the last 
parliament, he hath manifestly con- 
temned and openly showed himself to be 
a mislyker of all the queenes majesties 
proceedings ; he openly protested before all 



the people, the same day he was before us 
that he would never communicate or be 
present (by his will) where the service 
should be ministrid for it was against his 
conscience and (as he thought) against 
God's woord . . . (Shirley's Original 
Letters, pp. 219, 220.) 

After (says Cogan) having suffered thir- 
teen years' imprisonment * for the faith, 
during a portion of which time he was 
bound in chains and subjected to innu- 
merable trials and persecutions, he at 
length, through the connivance of his 
gaoler, effected his escape and took ship- 
ping to Spain. He proceeded to the 
Cistercian monastery of Complute [Al- 
cala] where he spent the rest of his life. 
A monument was erected to him by the 
Bishop of Granada, with this inscription : 
Hie jacet Gulielmus Walsheus, Cister- 
tiensis Ordinis Monachus, et Episcopus 
Midensis ; qui pro fide Catholica post 
tredecim annos, carceris et multos toler- 
ates labores, tandem obiit exul Compluti 
anno 1577, pridie non Januarii. 

* Thirteenyears,etc.—l.e. including the imprison- 
ments he underwent before Loftus had put him 
into Dublin Castle. 



OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 
DIOCESIS DUNENSIS. 

1423-1531- 



Diversonim Martini V. 

MCCGCXXIII. 

1. Die xi. eiusdem (Feb.), Patricius Oservvan, principalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata' rectorie, plebanie nuncupate, parrocbialis ecclesie 
Sanoti Colmani Cyllcaeyl,^ Dunensis dioc, cuius fructus decern mar- 
charum sterlingorum Gommuni estimatione, vacantis per obitum Patricii 
Owyn extra curiam. Coll. eidem Eome, etc., xiiij. Kalendas Febniarii 
anno sexto. (1421-23, /. 217.) 

Diversorum Eugenii IV. 

MCCCCXLVI. 

1. Dicta die (iv. Mali), Nicolaus Oserwan, principalis, obligavit se 
Camere, super annata parrocbialis ecclesie, plebanie nuncupate, Sancti 
Colmani de Killcil [Kilkeel] alias de Murnu [Mourne] , Dunensis dioc, 
cuius fructus, etc., decem marcbarum sterlingorum communi extimatione, 
vacature per privationem Jobannis Mackellidb alias Les faciendam. 
Coll. eidem Eome apud S. Petrum, anno etc., ut supra (mccccxlvj.) 
decimo Kalendas Aprilis, anno xvi°- (1445-47, /. 11.) Gratis pro Deo. 

Lib. Annatar, Pauli II. 

MCCCCLXX. 

1. Dicta die (xij. Feb.), dominus Nicolaus Obegrartaycb (sic), presbyter 
Dunnensis dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata 
monasterii Beate Marie alias Sancti Comgalli de Beanncbor,' ordinis 
Sancti Augustini dicte Dunnensis dioc, cuius fructus viginti marcbarum 
sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacaturi per privatione domini 

1421-23, f. 217. discipline, being seminaries of learning 

1 CyllcaeyL^Beete Gill-Cao\, "narrow as well as receptacles of piety; and in 

church," now Kilkeel, called Mocorne their economy , being governed by a pres- 

in the papal Taxation of 1302-6, is a byter abbot, and attended by a resident 

parish situate in, and commensurate bishop. The titles borne by the superior 

with, the barony of Mourne in the 00. of this house were Abb Beimcair, "abbot 

of Down. of Bangor," and Comarba Comgaill, 

1469-70, f. 56 "successor of Comgall." (Beeves' Down 

1 Beannchor. — Now Bangor. This dt Connor.) 'Erp.'S.etslj (Ireland' sAncimt, 

abbey was founded in the year 559 by St. Schools, etc.) says that S. Comgall ' ' was a 

Comgall, a native of Magheramorne, in native of the territory anciently called 

the county of Antrim. He was a con- Benna Boirche, or Mourne, the name of 

temporary of St. Columbkill, and their that wild but beautiful mountain district 

respectiva monasteries bore a great re- extending from Carlingford Lough to the 

semblance to each other, both in their Bay of Dundrum." 



DiOCESIS DUNENSIS. Ill 

Senequini Okyllyn, olim dioti monasterii abbatis, in forma iuris extra 
Eomanam curiam faciendam. Et mandatur provideri dicto Nicolao de 
dicto monasterio, cum receptione habitus, sub dat. Eome tertio Nonas 
Januarii, anno sexto. Bt promisit solvere annatam dicti monasterii 
eidem Camere infra sex menses proxime sequentes, sub penis etc., etc. 
Eestiituta (fuit bulla), de mandato domini mensarii; quia est privatio 
in forma juris. (1469-70, /. 56.) 

Diversorum Sixti IV. 
1474. 
1. Dicta die (xxij. Junii), Oliverius Walche, monachus ecclesie Dun- 
ensis ordinis S. Benedictis, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice 
pro annata prioratus dicte ecclesie Dunensis,' cuius fructus triginta mar- 
charum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacatur! per privationem 
Thome Brecway, in forma iuris extra Eomanam curiam faciendam. Et 
mandatur provideri dicto Oliverio de dicto prioratu, vocatis dicto 
Thoma et aliis qui fuerint evocandi, sub dat. Eome tertio Nonas Junii, 
anno tertio. Et promisit solvere annatam dicti prioratus Camere 
Apostolice, infra sex menses immediate a die habite possessionis com- 
putandos, sub penis Camere, etc. etc. Eestituta (fuit bulla) de mandato, 
quia (est) privatio in forma iuris pro Hibernico. (1474, /. 114.) 

1476. 
Die xxvj. dicti mensis Julii, dominus Patrieius Maghynn, clericus 
Drumorensis dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata 
parrochialis ecclesie de Killeaeil [Kilkeel] , Dunensis dioc, que de jure 
patronatus laicorum existit, cuius fructus decern octo marcharum ster- 
lingorum communi extimatione, vacature per privationem Nicolai 
Oserwan, dicte ecclesie rectoris, in forma iuris extra Eomanam curiam 
faciendam. Bt mandatur provideri dicto Patricio de dicta eoclesia sub 
dat. Eome pridie non. Julii, anno quinto. Bt promisit solvere annatam 
dicte parrochialis ecclesie Camere Apostolice infra sex menses immediate 
a die habite possessionis computandos, sub penis Camere, etc. etc. 
Eestituta [fuit bulla] , de mandato, quia pro Hibernico (et est) privatio in 
forma juris, etc. (1476-77, /. 22.) 

1478. 
1. Die XXX. dicti mensis Mali, E'*''"- pater dominus Thomas,^ Episeopus 

1474, f. 114. Down <& Connor.) Tlie churoli before 
1 Prioratus ecclesie Dunen. — The De Gourcy's coming was under the invo- 
priory of the cathedral of Down. " Of cation of the Holy Trinity, but he being, 
the constitution of the chapter (of this as Jocelin states, S. Patricii "special- 
church) nothing earlier is known than issimus dilector et venerator," changed 
that towards the close of the twelfth its name to " Ecclesia Sti. Patricii." 
century, it was composed of a prior and (See Reeves' op. citat.) 
convent of secular canons. In 1183 John Thomas Brecway is identical no doubt 
de Courcy so far altered the economy of with Thomas Barkeley mentioned in 
the establishment that he removed the Abp. Bole's Register at the year 1470. 
secular canons, and in their stead intro- 1478-79, f . 44. 
duoedabody of Benedictine monks from 1 Thomas, eic— Thomas Barret who 
St. Werburg's of Chester." (Reeves' was Elect of Annaghdown in 1458; the 



112 Obligationes pro Annatis 

Enachdunennis, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata 
prioratus ecclesie Dunensis or. S.B., qui inibi maior [dignitas post 
pontificalem] existit, cuius fructus octuagenta marcharam sterlingorum 
communi extimatione, vacantis per obitum quondam Oliverii Vasche, 
olim ipsius ecclesie prioris, extra Eomanam curiam defuncti. Et man- 
datur commendari dicto domino Thome dictus prioratus sub dat. Eome 
Nonis Mali anno vij°' Et promisit solvere annatam dicti prioratus 
Camere Apostolice aut CoUectori in partibus infra sex menses immediate 
a die habite possessionis computandos, sub penis Camere, etc Juravit, 
etc. Eestituta [bulla] de mandato, quia docuit de intruso per testes, 
etc. (1478-79, /. 44.) 

1480. 

1. Die xiiij. dicti mensis (Julii), dominus Donaldus Maguind, clericus 
Dromorensis dioc, procurator ad omnia et singula infrascirpta legittime 
(sic) constitutus a domino Patricio Maguynd, clerico dicte dioc, ut plena 
constat instrumento publico, aoto die tertia mensis proxime preteriti, 
et subscripto per Donaldum Obpinnd ?, clericum dicte dioc, pubUcum 
apostolica et imperiali auotoritatibus notarium, vigore dicti mandati, 
obligavit Camere Apostolice predictum Patritium et omnia eius bona, 
etc., pro annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie de Kilkill [Kilkeel] , Dun- 
ensis dioc, cuius fructus decem octo marcharum sterlingorum communi 
extimatione, vacantis per non promotionem ipsius Patricii ad sacerdotium 
infra annum ; ex qua fructus de facto per annum percepit. Et de qua 
mandatur provider! dicto Patricio sub dat. Eome octavo Idus Julii, anno 
nono. Et dicto procuratorio nomine promisit solvere annatam dicte 
rectorie et etiam dictos fructus male perceptos Camere Apostolice aut 
CoUectori in partibus, infra octo menses proxime sequentes, sub penis 
Camere, etc. etc. Eestituta (fuit bulla) de mandato domini Faloonis, 
quia pro Hibernico. (1480-81, /. 47.) 

Diversor. Innoo. VIII. 

1492. 

1. Dicta die (xv. Martii), Johannes Magunan (vel Magmian ?), clericus 
Dunensis dioc, principalis, obHgavit se Camere pro annata monaster! 
de Imodei^ [recte Jugo Dei] , ordinis Cisterciensis dicte dioc, vaoaturi 
per privationem moderni illius abbatis ; et cuius decem, ac rectorie par- 
rochialis ecclesie de Ardegulo* dicte dioc, vacantis per devolutionem, et 
cuius duarum marcharum sterlingorum fructus, etc. non excedunt ; et 
quod monasterium commendari, et de dicta rectoria provider! mandatur 

same, likely, who, according to Stubbs, and, according to Grace's Annals, was 

Beg. Sec. Anglicam,, p. 149, was suffragan founded in 1193. 

of WeUs, 1482-1485. 2 Ardegulo.—ln tlie Taxation of Dro- 

more I find ' ' Ecolesia Ardaguella, ' ' whicli 

1491-92, f. 117. is identified by Dr. Reeves (Doim and 

1 Mon. de Imodei.—Becte de Jugo Dei, Comior) with the parish of ilagheradrool. 

called in Irish, Mainistir liat, i.e. Grey The placing of Ardegulo in the dioo. of 

Abbey. It is situated on Strangford Down, instead of Dromore, is a blunder 

Lough, in the barony of Ards Xiower, of the Italian scribe. 



DiOCESIS DUNENSIS. II3 

dicto Johanni, sub dat. vi°- Idus Pebruarii, anno viij. Bt promisit sol- 
vere dictam annatam infra sex menses post eorum assecutionem. 
Collectori in partibus, sub penis Camere. Juravit. (1491-92, /. 117.) 

Lib. X. ? Alexander VI. 

1500. 

1. Dicta die (xxix. Maii), venerabilis vir Oddo Ycalty, clericus 
Connorensis dice, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolioe pro annata 
monasterii Beate Marie de Bengor [Bangor] , ordinis Sancti Augustini, 
ac de Drumbo^ vicarie, necnon de Chregebaydy^ Dunensis, ac de Ynis- 
tayde,^ Derensis dioc, parrochialium eoclesiarum rectoriarum nuncupa- 
tarum, vacantium certo modo; quorum, videlicet monasterii, duodecim, 
ac vicarie trium ; ac quarum insimul rectoriarum predictarum quinque 
marcharum sterlingorum fructus, etc., non excedunt. Bt commendari 
mandatur, videlicet monasterium predictum eidem Oddoni ; vicaria 
vero et rectorie predicte mandantur uniri canonicatui et prebende ecclesie 
Connerensis, sub dat. xiij""- Kalendis Aprilis, anno octavo. Et promisit 
solvere dictam annatam Collectori in partibus, sub penis Camere. Et 
iuravit. 

Diverswum Julii II. 

1505. 

1. Die iiij. Septembris, 1605, D. Mauritius, Abbas monasterii Sancti 
Finiani de Moyvilli^ ordinis S. Augustini Dunnensis {sic) dioc, obligavit 
se Camere Apostolice pro annata monasterii Beate Marie Virginis de 
Yuo Dei [recte Jugo Dei, Anglice Grey Abbey] Cisterciensis ordinis, 
Dunnensis dioc, cuius (fructus) octo marcharum, ac vicarie parrochialis 
ecclesie Sancti Jaoobi de Villanove {recte Villanova^) dicte dioc, cuius 

1500. Martyrology of Donegal says, uuder the 

1 Drumbo.—A parish in the barony of date of Sept. 7 : " S. Toit of luis Toide 
Castlereagh Upper, in the comity of on Lough-beg, in Hy-Tuirtre . . ." 
Down. The old churchyard of Drumbo The present name, BaUy scullion, is de- 
eontaius the Buin of a Round Tower ; but rived from the O'SkuUins who were the 
it is to be regretted that, owing to fre- berenagha. The little island in Lough 
quenoy of interments, no part of the old Beg, on which the ruins of the church 
church remains. At a very early period are, contains only seven acres. (See 
a religious house existed here ; St. Cuim- Eeeves' Colton.) 

min, or Mochumma, abbot of Drumbo, 

was brother of St. Domangart, whose isuo-ub, t- '^- 

death is placed in the Martyrology of the ' 1 MoyvilU.— In Irish Mag bUe, i.e. the 

Pour Masters at the years 506. (Reeves' plain of the old or sacred tree, now Mo- 

Down and Connor.) In the papal Tax- ville. " This church, which stood a short 

ation 1302-6 Drumbo, with the chapel is way from the head of Strangford Lough, 

valued at 3 marks. The vicar's portion and about an English mile to the n.b. 

of the same is valued at 20s. of Newtownards, was founded by Pmian 

2 Chregebaydy.— Noy} Graigavad (in or Pindbarr [fionn barr "white top J, 
Irish CuAir AbAiT), "the rock of the as he was sometimes called,— " a flavia 
boat"), a townland in the parish of Holly- capiUis ' '—(Maguir) . (Beeves' Down and 
wood, bordering on Belfast Lough. This Cmvnor). 

church, with the tithes of five adjacent 2 S. Jacobz rfe FiiZajtom.— Now New- 

townlands, was impropriate to the abbey townards, a parish in the baronies of Ards 

of Bangor, at the Dissolution. (See Lower and Castlereagh Lower. In the 

Reeves' op' citat.) papal Taxation 1302-6, where it appears as 

3 YnAstayde.—kneTit this church the EociadeNeuton., it is valued at 14 marks. 

I 



114 Obligationes pro Annatis 

(fructus) quatuor marcharum sterlingorum non excedunt. Et uniuntur 
ad vitam (Mauritii) dicto monasterio Sancti Piniani, sub dat. octavo 
Kalendas Julii, anno secundo. Et promisit infra annum solvere annatam 
OoUectori in partibus, sub penis Camere, et iuravit, etc. (1505-06,/. 72.) 

1510. 

1. Dicta die (ij. Maii) una bulla provisionis monasterii S. Congalli de 
Bangor ord. S. Augustini, Dunnensis dioc, certo modo vacantis, cuius 
fructus novem marcharum sterlingorum. Et mandatur provideri Enrico 
Onel, clerico dicte dioc, sub dat. pridie Idus Aprilis, anno septimo, 
Eestituta (sine obligatione) quia in bulla narratur intrusus, et in libria 
Camere taxatum non reperitur : et non excedit summam vigintiquatuor 
ducatorum auri. (1509-10, /. 159.) 

Diversorum Leonis X. 
1513. 

1. Die dicta (16 Junii) d. Aloisius Gibraleon, nomine Jo. Teoderioi, 
obligavit se, etc., pro annata monasterii S. Pet' de Saualle' ordinis S. 
Augustini, Dunensis dioc, ac p [arrochialis] e [cclesie] de Eay" Dro- 
moerensis dioc, neonon canonicatus et de Tromen' prebende cum 
annexis ecclesie Dromorensis vaoan. certo modo etc., cuius, videlicet 
monasterii, decem, canonicatus et prebende, sex, p.e. predictorum sex 
mar. sterling, etc. Et mandatur provideri eidem Jo. sub dat. xiiij. 
Kalendas Aprilis, anno primo. Et promisit dictam annatam solvere 
post assecutionem possessionis, etc. Eestituta (bulla) quia docuit de 
intruso per testes, etc. (1513, /. 50.) 

2. Die XXX. Julii, MDXIII., D. Aloysius Gibraleon, Scriptor Apog- 
tolicus, vice et nomine, Domini Gelasii Magnassa, clerici Dromorensis 
obligavit se pro annata monasterii de Ynys^ Cisterciensis ordinis, ao 
Balyemdragyn^ alias de Nedron, et de Kylanyeas," Dunensis dice, par- 

1513, f. 50. the authority of a MS. (E. 3, 8, p. 65) m 

1 S. Pet. de Saualle.—Becte S. Patricii the Library of Trinity College, assigns 
de Saulle [Saul], a house of Regular the foundation of this house to 1188. 
Canons of S. Austin, in the barony of (See Eeeves' Down and Connor; Arch- 
Leoale, oo. Down. (See Appendix.) dall ; Monasticon.) 

2 Bay.-T^oi identified. . ^ Baleymdragyn.-Becte,B^m^^r^i-_ 

gm, I.e. the town of the black tnorn, 

3 Tromm.— Not identified. Tromen pronounced Ballydrain, is at present a 
is, no doubt, a corruption of Dromon. townland in the parish of TuUynaliiU. 

The above annat entry gives as an aliter 
F. 178. for it Nedran [r«c<c Nedrum], now known 
1 Mo^i. de Ynys. — Now Inch abbey, as Mahee Island in Strangford Lough, 
from the Irish Inis, an island. It is In the Ulster Visitation TuUynakill par- 
situated in the barony of Locale Lower, ish is called Ballindrean alias Magheoe,,; 
and county of Down. John de Courcy, and in the Inq. held on the 15th Oct., 
in atonement for having demolished the 15th year of James I. , Hand Maghie is 
abbey of Erynagh in the parish of Bright, given as an alias for the manor of Bally- 
00. of Down, which had been fortified dreene. (See Reeves' Dowra aui Co»?ior.)i 
against him, founded this abbey of Inch, 3 Kylanyeas. — Perhaps Kyllandreas m 
dedicated it to Our Lady, transferred to the parish of Killyleagh, which, how-- 
it all the possessions of Erynagh, and ever, so far as the Editor has found, was 
placed in it Cistercian monks brought not united to the abbey of Inch, as was 
from Furness in Lancashire. Grace, on Kylanyeas. 



DiOCESIS DUNENSIS. 115 

rochialium ecclesiarum eidem unitarum, vacantium oerto modo, cuius 
fructus duodecim maroharum sterlingorum, triginta sex ducatos auri de 
Camera coostituentium, non excedunt, de quibus providetur eidem 
Gelasio, sub dat. quartodeeimo Kaleadas Aprilis, pontificatus D. Leonis 
papa x"' anno primo. Et vigore mandati, recogniti et in Camera dimissi, 
obligavit dictum Gelasium, principalem, ad solvendum annatam pre- 
dictam CoUectori in Hibernia, in eventum assecutionis possessionis pre- 
dictorum beneiiciorum. Restituta (fuit bulla) de mandate Domini Phy., 
quia in Bulla narratur expresse intrusus, Juravit, etc. (F. 178.) 

Diversorum dementis VII. 
1531. 

1. Die dicta (29 Martii), Eugenius Megnisa, canonicus ecclesie Dromar- 
ensis (sic), obligavit se pro annata plebanie S. Colmani de Cillcayl 
[Kilkeel] alias de Murna [Mourne] Dumensis (sic) dioc, vacantis certo 
modo, etc., quarum (sic) insimul fructus decem maroharum sterlingorum, 
etc. Et provideri mandatur eidem Eugenio sub dat. quarto Idus Martii, 
anno octavo, etc. Et promisit solvere in partibus Colleetori, more 
Ibemicali. Juravit, etc. (1530-31, /. 188.) 

2. Die iiij. a dicti (Aprilis), D. Conasaus Magnassa, clericus Dro- 
morensis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata prioratus Sanoti 
Patritii de Cyrgballa^ nuncupati ecclesie Dunensis ordinis S. Benedict! 
dicte dioc, certo modo vacantis, cuius fructus, etc., triginta marcharum 
sterlingorum non excedunt. Et mandatur provideri eidem sub dat. xvi. 
kalendas Aprilis, anno octavo. Et promisit solvere huiusmodi annatam 
infra annum Colleetori in partibus, in forma, sub penis Camere. Juravit, 
etc. (1530-31, /. 191.) 

1530-31, f. 191. be dignitas maior post pontiftcalem m 
1 Prioratus 8. Patritii de Gyrgballa. dicta ecclesia (Dunensi), i.e. in the cath- 
-This priory, notwithstanding the strange edral oi Down; the usage of the papal 
name under which it appears, is unques- Registers being to designate a cathedral 
tionably St. Patrick's of Down, as in the as ecclesia, adding the name of the dio- 
bull of Clement VII. , of which a summary cese, as in the present case, ecclesia Dun- 
is given in the appendix, it is stated to ensi. 



ii6 
APPEND IX 

1420-15S1. 



13 Feb., 1420. 

Mon. de Moville. — It was reported to 
Martin V. that the Augustmian mon- 
astery of S. Pinian above named was 
vacant by the voluntary resignation of 
the late John Styil into the hands of 
John, bishop of Down of good memory, 
who had admitted it. The pope desirous 
of saving said monastery from the incon- 
venience of a prolonged vacancy, and 
providing thereto a fitting and useful 
person, and hoping that John Mackassyn, 
canon of the same, in priest's orders, 
whom while he was still a secular, he 
had dispensed because of his illegitimate 
birth, so that he might receive all orders, 
and hold a benefice, even with cure of 
souls, and who on trustworthy testimony 
is recommended to him de rcligioms selo, 
litterarum scientia, vite mundicia hones- 
tate moriom, etc., might be apt for such 
purpose, sent a mandate to the abbot of 
Bangor, dated Florence, the Ides of Feb., 
an". 3°, that if it is legitimately evident 
to him that the aforesaid resignation 
and acceptation have taken place, and 
that on diligent examination he should 
find said John useful and otherwise fit 
for the rule and administration of said 
monastery, the yearly revenue of which 
does not exceed 20 marks ster., whether 
vacant in the way asserted or in any 
other way, and that at the date of these 
presents it is not provided with a canoni- 
cally appointed abbot, to provide him to 
said monastery, set him over it as abbot, 
and give him by apostolic authority 
license to receive the abbatial bene- 
diction from any Catholic prelate of his 
choice in communion, etc., without 
prejudice to the bishop of Down. (Eeg. 
Mart, v., an". 3, lib. 46, f. 95.) 

1421-23, f. 217. 

Cill-caol, now Kilkeel is called in the 
entry above a Plebania, which is, accord- 
ing to Du Gauge, "inajus giiam Bectwia, 
et habet sub se capellas, et dignitatem esse 
putant Interpretes." The names of five 
of its subject chapels are preserved; they 
are, as Bp. Beeves tells us (Ecc. An. 
Down and Connor) (1) Ballochaneir, in 
the townland of Ballagbanery ; (2) Tam- 
laght, in the townland of Lisnaoree; (3) 
Greencastle, in the townland of the same 
name ; and the two rectories of Kilooo 
and Kiknegan, which appear, from their 
not being noticed in the Taxation, to 
have been early dependencies of Kilkeel . ' ' 

F. 217. 

Oservan, rector of the free chapel of 
St. Mary Magdalene, in this dioc, was. 



on the presentation of Edmond Mortuo- 
mari [Mortimer], Earl of March and 
Ulster, collated to the rectory of Kilkeel 
by John, bishop of Down ; but being, as 
he stated in his petition to the Pope, 
doubtful, ex certis causis, of the validity 
of said presentation and collation, the 
Pope commissioned the Bishop of Eleo- 
ten., the Archdeacon of Dromore, and 
John Magynd, a Canon of the same, or 
any one of them, to collate him anew to 
said living, provided, etc. The Pope 
mentions in the bull that he had lately 
conferred the rectory of St. Coelani de 
Nedrym, in this dioc, the income of 
which does not exceed 7 marks yearly, 
on Oservan, of which he had not as yet 
got possession, decreeing at the same 
time that as soon as he should get peace- 
able possession of Kilkeel, the grant of 
the rectory of Nedrum should count for 
nothing. (Reg. Mart. V,, an°. 6, lib". 
1°, f. 56.) 

Nedrum. Now Mahee Island, a por- 
tion of TuUynakill parish, which lies in 
Strangford Lough. 

Free chapel of St. Mm-y Magdalene.— 
Now Ringreagh (Rinnriac, ' ' the grey 
point "), a townland of Kilklief, although 
in the heart of Down parish : it lies a 
short distance s.w. of Downpatrick.— 
Ord. Survey, s. .37. Reeves' Doxon and 
Connor, eta.) 

S. Coelani. — Another name for St. 
Moohaoi, the founder, first Abbot and 
Bishop of Nendrum, now called Mahee 
Island in Strangford Lough. (Beeves, 
ut supra.) 

18 Aug., 1450. , .; 

Kilkeel. — John Leths, bachelor of law6,'■.^ 
and rector of Meuryn [Kilkeel], thein-iv 
come of which does not exceed 10 mar^3,'< 
sterling, inasmuch as this benefice is , 
situated in the border land between the 
Irish and English, where wars for tne,^ 
most part prevail, and the country is^ 
depopulated, its revenues are so attenii-j;^ 
ated that they do not suffice fol. H|;] 
becoming support, for maintaining due ' 
hospitality, and for discharging the other 
obligations of his position. Pope Nicholas 
V. in view of the above circumstances 
dispensed said John quoad vixerit to hold 
together with the said rectory one other 
benefice quodcunque though it should 
have the care of souls, or be otherwise 
incompatible, cum clausuUs de more. 
Given, etc, an. 1450, 15 Kal. Sept., an". 
4". (Reg. Nio. V., etc.) 



Down. 



117 



12 Oct., an. 1454. 

Mon. de Bangor. — John Okyllyn, a 
priest of the Third Order of St. Francis, 
reported to Pope Nicholas V. that Marcus 
Macbridyn, Abbot of Bangor, having put 
away the fear of God from him, and 
heedless of his soul's welfare, was guilty 
of symony, waste and dilapidation of the 
property of his abbey, etc. ; thereupon 
the pope, by bull dated 4th of the Ides 
of Oct., 1454, directed the Prior of Dun- 
given, should Okylln in his presence and 
in due form of law, etc., renew the above 
charges, to summon the accused and all 
others de jure vocandos to appear before 
him, and if, on diligent inquiry, he should 
find Macbridyn guilty, to deprive him, 
and appoint abbot, in his stead, Okyllyn, 
should he on due examination judge him 
fit for the office. In case of Okyllyn's 
appointment the pope ordered that he 
should wear the habit that was worn in 
Bangor abbey, and conform in all things 
to the rule of St. Austin. (Reg, Nio. 
v., etc.) 

19 Feb., 1455. 

Arclideaconry of St. Kelaiia of Kaylle- 
leych [recte Killcleyth, Kilclief.~\ — John 
Macassyn, rector of Arkyn [? Ardkeen], 
reported to pope Calixtus III. tLut Simon 
Somerset, archdeacon of St. Kelani de 
Kaylleleych [Kilolief], was guilty of si- 
mony, perjury, etc. ; was negligent of 
the care of his archdeaconry, and un- 
fitted for his position by reason of his 
want of knowledge. Thereupon the 
pope addressed a mandate dated Rome, 
1455, xi. Kal. March, an. 1™°' to the abbot 
of Bangor, directing him if said John 
should renew the above charges in his 
presence, and bind himself in scriptis, in . 
due form of law, to cite said Simon and 
others who of right should be cited, to 
appear before him, and if he should find 
the charges aforesaid true, to sentence 
said Simon to be deprived of his arch- 
deaconry, and remove him therefrom 
effectually. Then, if on diligent inquiry, 
he should find said John fit for the arch- 
deaconry, the yearly fruits of which do 
not exceed six marks ster., whether va- 
cant by said privation and removal, or 
in any other way, etc., or by the death 
of William Prinn ?, its last archdeacon, 
etc., provided that at the date of these 
presents no one had a specially acquired 
right therein, to confer it on him, and 
assign it to him by apostolic authority. 
(Reg. Calixti 3, No. 441, f. 65.) 

Dr. Reeves {Ecc. Antiq. Down and 
Connor) quoting the Registers of Abps. 
Swayne, Prene and Jley, says that Som- 
erset resigned in the year 1455 on account 
of age and infirmity. If Macassyn re- 
newed his charges against Somerset 
before the abbot of Bangor, either he 
failed to prove them, or the' abbot did 
not fuid him worthy of or fit for the 
archdeaconry, as the immediate suc- 



cessor of Somerset, according to Abp. 
Prene's Register, was Philip de Erdeslye 
in 1456. In the fifteenth century the par- 
ish of Kirkcleth (Kilclief) was the corps 
of the archdeaconry of Down. (Reeves' 
Down and Connor.) 

1469-70, f. 56. 

Mon. of Bangor. — Nicholas Ohegear- 
tayoh, as he is called in the bull, was a 
member of the Third Order of St. Francis; 
he accused .abbot Sequinus of perjury and 
dilapidation of the abbey property; he also 
alleged that the abbot though excom- 
municated continued to take part in 
divine service. The pope (Paul II ) sent 
a mandate dated the third of the Nones 
January, 1469, to the Abbot of SS. Peter 
and Paul, Armagh, Wm Occarvolan and 
Patrick Oerenan, canons of Derry, should 
Ohegeartaych prove his charges to their 
satisfaction, to deprive Abbot Sequinus. 
Then, as Ohegeartaych wished to join the 
community of Bangor ut virtutum Do- 
7nino fainularetur , the abbot of Armagh 
and the above named canons were di- 
rected in the same mandate should 
Ohegeartaych be fit, and that no canoni- 
cal impediment barred the way, to have 
him received there ; and if he should 
desire to take the vows, to receive his 
profession. Then after he had taken 
the vows, if on diligent examination they 
should find hnn fit for the office of abbot 
to appoint him to the same. In case 
Ohegartayoh should be appointed the pope 
gave him license to receive the abbatial 
benediction from any bishop enjoying 
the favour and communion of the apos- 
tolic see. (Reg. Paul 11., an. 6°. etc.) 

1474, f. 114. 

The chapter of the cathedral of Down 
named above was at this time composed 
of Benedictine monks, who were presided 
over by a Prior. Towards the close of 
the twelfth century it was composed of 
a prior and convent of secular canons. 
In 1183 John de Courcy so far altered 
the economy of the' establishment that 
he removed the secular canons, and in 
their stead introduced a body of Bene- 
dictine monks, from St. 'Werburgh's of 
Chester. (Reeves' Down and Connor, 
p. 174.) 

1491-92, f. 117. 

Mon. de Jugo Dei, Grey Abbey. — Affreca, 
daughter of Godred, King of Man, and 
wife of John de Cursi, was its foundress. 
{Chronichon, Mamviae.) As its first 
monks came from the Cistercian mon- 
astery of Holm Cultram in Cumberland 
it was counted a cell of that house. 

The Inquisition held at Ardwhin, 4 
July, 1645, finds that John Casselles, 
abbot of the late abbey, monastery or 
house of the Cistercian monks of Leigh 
alias Jugodei alias Grayabby in lez Ardes 
magnis was (at the time of the Disso- 



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Appendix 



lution) seized of the site, circuit, etc., of 
said late monastery, with its appur- 
tenances and seven towns sive villatis, 
etc., circumjacent, viz. Ballyoorbally sive 
Corbally . . . and 3 other towns, 
viz. Ballinetingrange . . . and all 
the tithes there. 

In the Terrier, cited by Dr. ReeVes 
(Down and Connor), it is stated that 
' ' Ecclesia de Ballymanagh hath 3 townes 
in Spiritual and Temporal, and belongs 
to Grey ab by." And the Downpatrick 
Inquisition of the 13th Oct., 1623, finds 
that ' ' the grange and rectory of ToUum 
Graunge, with the tithes of these towns 
following, in the territory of Leoale, be- 
long unto this abbey, viz., the tithes of 
the two ToUum Graunge, Ballebog, the 
two towns of Balle Edockes, and Shep- 
landbegg, and also the tithes of all the 
fish taken betwixt the mear of Enis- 
oargee to the river Comber." 

Oct. 11, 2° Charles I., 1626, There was 
a ' ' grant to the Lord Viscount Mont- 
gomery, of the Ards, of the monastery or 
abbey of Leigh, otherwise Jugo Dei or 
Gray Abbey, in the county of Down, with 
its site, circuit, precinct, and possessions ; 
all lands, tenements, and hereditaments 
n the territory or precinct of the Great 
Ards and Upper Claneboy. in the county 
of Down.' {Pat. and Close Bolls, Chcm- 
cery, Ireland.) 

1500, f. 102. 

Drumho parish. — "The old churchyard 
of Drumbo contains the ruin of a Round 
Tower ; but it is to be regretted that, 
owing to the frequency of interments, 
no part of the old church remains." 
(Reeves' Down and Connor.) Petrie 
(Rouiid Towers) says that the foundations 
of the original church, which are situated 
twenty-four feet to the south-east of the 
Tower, only remain, but they are enough 
to enable us to determine that it was a 
simple quadrangle, measuring forty-five 
feet in length, and twenty' in breadth. 
The erection of this church is ascribed 
to St. Patrick in the oldest Lives of that 
aint, and St. Mochumma was abbot here 
about the beginning of the seventh cen- 
tury. ' ' 

Istpot., 1604. 

Abbey of Saul. — The above abbey 
was a house of Regular Canons of St. 
Austin in the diocese of Down. It was 
dependent on St. Mary's priory of Louth, 
also belonging to the Austin Canons, and 
in the diocese of Armagh. Whenever an 
election of an abbot for Saul occurred the 
prior of St. Mary's aforesaid had of right 
the first place, or vote, in the same. A 
bull of pope Julius II. recites that lately 
a petition had been presented to him, on 
the part of Thomas Castelle (? recte Cos- 
tello), canon of said abbey, stating that 
the same being vacant by the demise of 
William its abbot extra Bomanamcwiam, 



and the number of voters for an election 
being short (imperftotus) , as there were 
only two canons in the abbey qualified 
to take part in the same, William Stradill 
(or Steadill), prior of B. Mary's aforesaid, 
with the said two canons meeting to- 
gether (cotwenientes in unuvi) to hold 
(onelr ?) an election of an abbot, all 
who would, could and ought to be present 
being summoned thereto, they unani- 
mously elected as their abbot said Thomas, 
an expressly professed canon of the order 
a priest and of legitimate age, who, when 
the decree of his election was presented 
to him, signified his acceptance thereof, 
and obtained its confirmation from the 
Bishop of Down ; in omnibus statutis a 
jure temporibus observatis — and in virtue 
of the said election and confirmation, he 
has obtained possession vel quasi of the 
rule and administration of the property of 
the before named abbey or of the greater 
part of the same. The fruits, etc, , of said 
abbey do not exceed xxiiii. ducats auri 
de Camera yearly. Wherefore on the 
part of said Thomas humble prayer was 
made to the pope that he would, out of 
his apostolic benignity, give to said elec-' 
tion and confirmation, for their greater 
permanence, the strength of apostolic 
confirmation. Thereupon he, to whom 
said Thomas had been much commended' 
de religiouis zelo, vite mundiUa, honestate 
morum, etc., . . sent a mandate, 
dated Rome at St. Peter's, the year of 
our Lord's Incarnation, MCCCOCIV.,Kal, 
Oct., pont. an. 1, to the Official of Down 
to diligently inform himself regarding 
the merits and fitness of said Thomas, 
and if he should find him to be useful 
and fit for the rule and administration 
of the aforesaid abbey, on which he bur- 
dens the said official's conscience, to 
approve and confirm by apostolic au- 
thority said election and confirmation, 
and to supply any defects, all and sin- 
gular, that may be therein. Given as 
above. 

1505-6. 

Mon. de Magh-Bile.— Si. Pindbar was 
one of St. Golumbkille's preceptors, and 
as such is spoken of with respect by 
Adamnan {vit Columbee). . ■ Some 
writers, as Colgan and O'Conor, suppose 
that this Pinian was the same as Pri- 
gidian, who was Bishop of Lucca in 
Italy, about the year 570, . • ■ /^^ 
there are many objections to their iden- 
tity (see Lanigan, Eccl. Hist.), although 
they were born in the same province, 
and flourished about the same time. 
The Annals of Innisfallen refer the death 
of St. Pinian to the year 572. It is cal- 
culated that his church wos founded 
about the year 540. (Lanigan, Mcol 
Hist.) The memory of this Pinian was' 
so much revered in the diocese of Down,' 
that he was regarded as the patron saint 
of that part of Ulster. . . . Prom 
the year 781 forward, Moville is notioed 



Down. 



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n the Annals, only, as governed by 
ibbots." (Beeves' Dmon and Gontwr, 
Appendix.) The earlier successors of St. 
?iuian mentioned by the Four Masters 
ore called bishops. The Inquisition held 
it Ardwhin, 4th July, 1605, found that 
Tames MoGuilmere, Abbot of the abbey 
)f St. Augustin of Moville, was seized 
1st Feb., 1542) of the circuit, ambit and 
jrecinct of said abbey and of seven town- 
ands adjacent to it, and that there were 
ieveral churches ; their names are given 
n the Inquisition, appropriate to this 
lOUse, 

Among the Patent Rolls of the Irish 
jhancery (Charles I., Oct. 11, 2°) there 
s a grant to Viscount Montgomery of 
ihe Ards, inter alia, of the monastery of 
Movilla, formerly granted to Viscount 
jlaneboy, and by him and others con- 
veyed to Lord Montgomery. (See Reeves' 
Bcc. Acct. Down and Connor.) 

1505-6, f. 72. 

hewtownards. — The Inquisition held 
ut Ardwhin, 4 July, 1605, found that 
^rtr^ck O'Dornan, Prior of the Domini- 
lan house of Newton, was (at the Disso- 
ution, 2 Feb., 32nd Henry VIII.) seized 
)f the site, circuit and appurtenances of 
laid house, and of three towns, viz.. New- 
ion, KUcowmon and Barnes, and of the 
ands and tithes of Lissneavon near New- 
lOn. This priory was, according to the 
libernia Dominicana, founded in 1224, 
)y Walter de Burgo, Earl of Ulster. The 
)resent court-house is supposed to occupy 
ts site. (Reeves' Down and Connor-). 

.509-10, f. 159. 

St. Comgall's great monastery of 
3eaniicliar in AUitiuline TJltorum, "Ban- 
;or in the Ards of Ulster," was founded 
n 558, and soon acquired great celebrity 
18 a school of learning. Its declension 
s attributable to the invasion of the 
5anes. In St. Malaohi's time it had 
Iwindled away to a mere heienachy. It 
evived in some degree under him, but it 
lever afterwards resumed fts primitive 
loudition of a first class monastery. 
Reeves' Adamnan's Vita S. CohimbcB, 
1. 6, p. 215.) 

,513, f. 50. 

8. Pati- de Saualle. — S. Patricii de 
Saulle. "This church was the first 
ounded by St. Patrick ; its ground the 
Irst oflering; and its donor, Dichu, the 
irst convert to Christianity in Ulster." 
Vit. Tripart., 1 Cap. 47, Trias Thaimi., 
<■ 124, col. 1. The date under which 
Lrchbishop Ussher notices the origin of 
his church, is the year 432. (index 
Ihronol.) 'The name in Irish is Sabhall, 
?hich signified "a barn," being prob- 
ibly applied to the original church, on 
icoount of some peculiarity in its po- 
ition. (Reeves' Down and Connor.) 

This name, as that of a religious house, 



does not appear fn the papal Taxation 
of 1306, for the reason, as Dr. Reeves 
conjectures, that its temporalities were 
at that time greatly impoverished. 

According to the Hymn of St. Fieoh, 
cited by Dr. Reeves {Down and Connor), 
St. Patrick died in this monastery, where 
shortly before his death he received the 
Holy Communion from St. Tassach. 
Bishop of Baholp. After this there is 
but little notice of Saul in the Irish 
Annals till it was rebuilt by St. Malachy. 
This house was granted (4" and 5° Philip 
and Mary) to the Earl of Kildare and 
Mabell, his wife, to hold to the said Earl 
and Mabell. The Inquisition held at 
Downpatrick, 9th April, 1662, found that 
Thos. late Earl of Ardglasse was seized 
of the site and precinct of the late mon- 
astery of Saule, and of two ruined castles 
and 1 garden within said site, etc. 

1530-31, f. 188. 

Kilkeel. — Eugene Megniyssa, canon of 
Dromore, and prebendary of Achadeyrg 
[Aghaderg], represented to Pope Clement 
VII. that the church of St. Colman of Kil- 
keel, which is of lay patronage, was then 
in possession of Cormac Magmaryg, call- 
ing liimself a priest, who, he alleged, held 
it without any canonical title, and was 
so long vacant that the right of appoint- 
ment to it had lapsed to the apostolic 
see ; he prayed that it might be united 
to his canonry and prebend so long as he 
should hold the same. Thereupon the 
pope, by bull dated an. Incs. Dnce. 4th 
Ides of March, 1530, directed the dean 
and chancellor of Armagh, and the arch- 
deacon of Dromore, to cite Cormac et 
alios vocandos to appear before them ; 
and if they should find it vacant quovis- 
modo, and that no one has at the date 
of these presents a special right therein, 
to confer it on said Eugene. The yearly 
fruits, etc., of St. Colman's do not ex- 
ceed ten marks sterling. There was the 
usual clause, viz. that Kilkeel should not 
on account of the above union be de- 
frauded of its customary services, and 
that the care of souls in the same should 
not in any way be neglected. (Reg. 
Clem. VII., an. 8, f. 195.) 

St. Patrick's Priory, Down. — S. Pat- 
rick's priory of Cyrgballa, as it is called 
in the bull, of the order of St. Benedict, 
in the church of Down, the priorship of 
which is a major dignity after the ponti- 
fical in said church, is vacant at present, 
certo modo, and has been so long vacant 
that its collation according to the statutes 
of the Lateran Council, has lapsed to the 
apostolic see, although Senequinus Ma- 
crowlo, calling himself a monk, has held 
it for some time and continues to hold it 
without any title or sanction of law. 
Now, as pope Clement VII. has heard 
that Conacius Magnassa, clerk of the 
diocese of Dromore, desires ob melioris 
vite frugem, sub regiclari habitu virtutum 



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Domino famulari together with the chap- 
ter of said church, desiring to favour this 
laudable wish, and to confer a special 
favour on said Conasius, who is recom- 
mended to him on trustworthy testimony 
de reUgionis zelo, mte aemorum honestate, 
etc., absolving him from any sentence 
of excommunication, etc., etc., he, by 
bull (an. Inc. Dnce. 1530, 16 Kal. Apr.) 
commanded the Treasurer of Armagh, 
the archdeacon of Dromore, and William 
Magyn, canon of the same, or any two 
or one of them, if, having cited Sequinus 
aforesaid, and all others vocaiidos, they 
should find said priory, the yearly fruits 
of which do not exceed 30 marks ster., 
vacant in anyway, etc., to receive the 
said Conacius, if he should be fit, and 
that no oanonical impediment bars the 
way, into said church in moimchum et 
in fratrem; to give him the regular habit 
according to the custom of said church, 
and see that he is there treated with sin- 
cere charity in the Lord ; to receive from 
him and admit the rdigious profession 
customarily made by the monks of said 
church, if he wills to raake it sponte in 
their hands, or in thost of any one of 
them; and said profession being received 
and admitted, to confer said Jpriory on 
Conacius and assign it to him, by apos- 
tolic authority, cum annexis, and all its 
rights and appurtenances, even though 
it should be specially or generally re- 
served to the apostolic see, etc., etc. 
Provided that at the date of these pre- 
sents no one had a specially acquired 
right therein. (Eeg. Clem. VII., an. 
8°, f. 501.) 

Bangor Abbey. — It appears from the 
Inquest held at Ardwhin the 4th July, 
1605, that William O'Dornan, abbot of 



the late abbey of S. Augustin of Bangor 
alias Vallis Anglorum {rede Angelorum) 
in the great Ardes, was seized of the site, 
circuit, etc., of said abbey, with its ap- 
purtenances, at the time of its dissolu- 
tion, together with the town and lands 
of Bangor, etc., and that the churches 
of Anahely alias Aghaley (now Aghalee), 
Ballymeaghan, Ballilughan alias Bally- 
urkegan in le Leoaile (now Ballyorgan, 
a townland in the parish of EathmuUau), 
Clenough alias Linawey (now Glenavy), 
Clanduff alias Clonuff (now Clondu£f),in 
Evagh (barony of Iveagh) alias Magenis's 
countrie, and the church or chapel of 
HoUiwood, with its appurtenances, to 
which church the tithes and alterages of 
5 adjacent towns belong, were impropriate 
to this abbey. 

The Inquisition held at Killileagh 14tli 
January, 1644, says that James late Vis- 
count de Claneboy was in his lifetime 
seized, inter alia, of this abbey of Ban- 
gor, etc. 

At the Inquisition taken at Down- 
patrick, 18th October, 1623, it was found 
that the church or chapel of Cregavadda, 
now Craigavad (flibemice Ciaig a baid, 
" the rock of the boat"), a townland in 
the parish of Hollywood, was a ohapel 
of ease, belonging to this abbey wherennto 
the tithes of the five towns following are 
belonging, viz., Creggavada, Ballrobert, 
Balledavie, Ballogreine, and Ballyne- 
mony, as well as the tithes of all sorts 
of fish taken upon the south side of the 
bay of Knookfergus, from Copland Isles 
to the ford of Belfast, and it is claimed 
that the ferry over the bay of Knook- 
fergus, from the town of Bangor to and 
from Knookfergus and Antrim's side, 
belongs to this abbey. {Pat. and Class 
Rolls, Chancery, Ireland.) 



BISHOPS OF DOWN. 



i6 Sept., 1394. John Dongan. 

In his bull Romani pontificis, dated 
Rome, etc., xvi. Kal. Oct., anno qjainto, 
pope Boniface IX. states that some time 
ago, while John (Ross) presided over this 
see, he desiring, when said church should 
next be vacant, to provide to it per oper- 
acionis sue ministerium a useful and fitting 
ruler, had reserved its provision to him- 
self. Subsequently said church being 
void by the demise of the aforesaid 
John, after taking counsel with his 
brethren, the cardinals, in view of the 
great virtues with which God had gifted 
John, Bishop of Derry, and considering 
that he who so far had ruled that church 
in a manner so praiseworthy, scirei et 
potcrit, auctore Domino, salubriter regere, 
et feliciter gubernafe Dunen. ecclesiatn, 



sundering the tie which bound him to the 
church of Derry, he ex plenitudine pote- 
statis translated him to that of Down, 
and set him over it as its bishop and 
pastor at the date above mentioned, 
(Reg. Bonifacii ix., an°. 5°, lib. 45, f. id) 
On Tuesday, the 6th of Oct., 1394, the 
Reverend father in Christ, lord John 
Donkan, Bishop of Down in Ireland, 
personally promised to the Camere for 
his com. service 130 florins auri de Ca- 
mera, and five customary services. Be- 
sides, he recognised, etc., for the common 
service of another John, his predecessor,: 
65 similar florins, and five customary 
services. To pay a moiety of what he 
has promised on the feast of St. Michael 
in Sept. next ensuing, and another moiety 
on the like feast anno revoluto, and the 



Bishops of Down. 



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entire of what he has recognised on the 
like feast a year after. Otherwise, etc. 
(Lib. oblig. 1385-97, ff. 148-166.) He was 
Suffragan of London in 1392 (Stubbs), 
and died in 1412 (Ware). 

28 July, 1413. John Cely. 

It having come to the knowledge of pope 
John XXIII., as well by authentic letters, 
as from other reliable sources, that John 
Dongan. bishop of Down, had for certain 
reasonable motives freely resigned that 
see before a notary public and witnesses, 
he accepted said cession pro rata et grata, 
and desiring to proceed to a speedy and 
happy provision for the vacant church, 
after due deliberation, and having taken 
counsel with his brethren, the cardinals, 
and taking into account the favourable 
reports that had been made to him re- 
garding the religious zeal, learning, in- 
tegrity of life and conversation, etc., of 
John (Cely), in priest's orders, and prior 
of the church of Down of the order of St. 
Benedict, choose him for the rule and 
government of said church, and by the 
bull Apostolatus officium, dated apud S. 
Antonium extra muros Florintin. quinto 
(vel quiiriv) Kal. Augusti, anno quarto, 
set hira over it as bishop and pastor. 
(Reg. Jo. 23, an°. 4°, f. 197.) 

28 July, 1413. John (Cely). 

John XXIII. provided to the church 
of the Benedictine monks of Down, in 
Ireland, vacant by the voluntary resig- 
nation of John (Dungan), brother John 
Seli, prior of said church. (Provis, S.C 
Consistorialis ) , p. 55. On the 20th of 
August, 1413, John, Elect of Down, in 
Ireland, paid (to the Camere Apostolice) 
65 florins. (Oblig. C A., p. 30.) 

' ' John Cely, Bishop of Do wn , and John , 
Bishop of Connor, having by joint con- 
sent represented to the King (Henry VI.) 
the inadequacy of the see properties of 
Down and Connor to the support of their 
respective bishops, prayed his majesty 
that he would sanction the union of the 
dioceses on the next avoidance of either 
see, and grant them license to sue for an 
actual incorporation, at the Court of 
Rome ; whereupon letters passed patent 
under the King's hand, July 29, 1438, 
granting the license prayed for." (See 
Reeves' Down and Connor, p. 156 ) Sub- 
sequently the matter being laid before the 
pope (Eugene IV,) he gave a favourable 
answer to the petitioners, as appears from 
the following consistorial entry of July 
29, 1439 : 

IIII'"- Kl. Augusti anno nono (Eug. 
IV,, 1439) ad relationem d. B., episcopi 
Portuensis, Sanctissimus d. noster univit 
ecclesias, civitates et dioc. Dunen. et 
Conneren., in provincia Armachana con- 
stitutas, ita quod cedente vel decendente 
alio episcoporum dictarum civitatum et 
dioc, , alius superstes in antea sit Episcopus 
utriusque civitatum et dioc. et vocarentur 



Dunen. et Conneren,, et omnimoda 
Jurisdictio Episcopalis in utriusque civi- 
tate et dioc, ad ilium superstitem per- 
tineat ; et deinde cedente vel decedente 
ultimo superstite, et sic vacan[tibus] 
episcopat[ibus] predict[is], electio, con- 
firmatio, sen (? sive) alia provisio de sic 
vacan[tibus] fiat ex tunc de ecclesiis 
predictis Dunen. et Conneren. unitis uni 
tantummodo persone. 

1439, 17 Aug. — Joannes Conneren. et 
Joannes Dunen. Episcopi obligarunt (se) 
pro Communi servitio alterius dictarum 
ecclesiarum in vicem apostolica auctoritate 
unitarum cessione vel decessione alterius 
dictorum episcoporum vacaturarum, sci- 
licet pro ecclesia Conneren. flor. 100 ; 
et pro Dunen. flor. 130. (Oblig. T. 64, 
p. 287,) 

It appears, writes Ware, that upon 
bis first advancement John Cely acted 
with great regularity in his station, and 
kept up to the rules of that order of which 
he was a monk, but afterwards for many 
irregularities he was deprived in 1441. 
Other writers also^ assert that he was 
deprived. Now the Bull of Eugene IV. 
;iroviding Ralph (Alderle) to the see of 
i )own states that it was then vacant not 
by the privation of John Cely, Ralph's 
immediate predecessor, but by his death. 
The same assertion is repeated in the 
Consistorial Act recording the aforesaid 
Ralph's promotion to Down. There is 
nothing in this statement of the aforesaid 
Bull and Consistorial Act inconsistent 
with anything that appears in the letter 
of the 29th of May, 1441, addressed by 
the Primate, John Prene, to Pope Eugene 
IV. In the quotation from Primate 
Prene's lelter to Eugene IV , which I 
have seen, he very earnestly beseeches 
the pope to proceed to the deposition of 
" John Sely, Bishop of Down, quam citius 
fieri poterit ." I take it that before pro- 
ceedings were instituted by the Apostolic 
See against Cely, or if they had been 
instituted, before they had come to a 
close, he must have died, and so escaped 
the papal sentence of deprivation, which 
doubtless he fully deserved. 

The above decree of Eugene IV. for 
the union of the sees of Down and Con- 
nor, to be effected at the next avoidance 
of either, appears to have been suspended 
by the apostolic see, when Ralph Alderle 
and Thomas Pollard were appointed to 
the see of Down. 

26th April, 1445. Ralph Atderle or 

Alderle. 

In the bull Divina disponente of Eugene 
IV., dated S. Peter's, Vlth of the Kalends 
of May, the year of the Incarnation 1445, 
he states that while the bishoprick of 
Down was under the rule of John (Cely) 
he, desiring at its next avoidance to pro- 
vide to it by the providence of the apos- 
tolic see a useful and fit bishop, had 
reserved its appointment to himself for 



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the nonce. Subsequently said see being 
void by the death of the aforesaid John 
extra curiam Romanam, as he had heard 
fidedignis relatibus, paternis et soUcitis 
shidiis he turned his mind to the consid- 
eration of how he might provide speedily 
and happily for the vacant church. After 
mature deliberation and taking counsel 
with his brethren, the cardinals, he made 
choice of Radulphus, Prior of Norwk 
[sic) of the order of St. Austin, in the 
diocese of Winchester, bachelor of di- 
vinity, and in priest's orders, who had 
been commended to him de religionis zelo, 
Utterarum scienfia, vite mundicia honestate 
morum . . by trustworthy wit- 

nesses. And so, at the date given above, 
set him over the said church of Down as 
its shepherd and bishop, with plenary 
power for its care, rule, and adminis- 
tration in spirituals and temporals. Firma 
spe fiduciaqtie conceptis . (Reg. 

Eugenii IV., an". 15°, lib". 66, f. 224.) 

MCCCGXLV. 
Die Lune, vi. Kal. Mali, ad relationem 
dni. Card. Niceni, provisum est ecclesie 
Dunen., in provintia .Vrmacan, de persona 
dni. Radulphi Atderie, or. S. Auguitini, 
in theologia bacalarii, vacan. per obitum 
Joannis, extra Romanam curiam defuncti. 
[Lib. provis., 1443-51, f. 9.) 

On the 7th of the Ides of October, 1445, 
Radulphus (Ralph), Elect of Down, was, 
at his prayer, licensed by pope Eugene 
IV. to receive consecration from any 
Catholic bishop of his choice enjoying 
the communion and favour of the apos- 
tolic see, ascitis {sic) et in hoc sibi asslsten- 
tibus duobus vel tribiis cathoUcis episcopis 
similam gratiam et communioneni ap^^- 
sedis habentib-us. I find Ralph's surname 
written in Vatican papers twice, Alderle, 
and Atderle once. 

2ist July, 1447. Thomas Pollard. 

Pope Nicholas V. understanding relati- 
bus fidedignis, as he said, that this see was 
vacant by the death of John [Sely] pro- 
vided to it Thomas Pollard, a Carthusian, 
Bachelor of Laws, and in priest's orders; 
cui de religionis zelo, vite mundicia, hones- 
tate morum, . . fidedigna testimonia 
perhibentur . His provisional bull " Di- 
■oina favente" was dated Rome, at St. 
Peter's, the year of the Incarnation 1447, 
I2th Kal. Aug., an". 1°. (Reg. Nic. V., 
an°. 1°, lib". 1°, f. 140.) 

By order of the pope he was conse- 
crated in the church of St. Mary del 
Popolo, Rome, the 27th August, 1447. 
(Lib. Formaiorum.) 

Subsquently he went to Ireland, where 
he found that John, Bishop of Connor, 
was in possession of the see of Down, 
who maintained that he was its legitimate 
bishop, inasmuch as he had entered into 
its possession in virtue of pope Eugene 
the Fourth's legislation regarding the 



union of the dioceses of Down and Con- 
nor. Said John was recognised by the 
English government as bishop of both 
sees, which he retained till his death, 
which occurred early in 145 1. On his 
death the Crown appointed Thomas Pol- 
lard custos of the temporalities of both 
sees. It seems strange that Pollard's 
bull says that — When he was appointed 
to Down it was void by the death oijohn. 
What, then, are we to say of Ralph's 
appointment ? Perhaps John's name was 
inserted instead of Ralph's through for- 
getfulness. 

The consistorial entry of Pollard's ap- 
pointment is as follows : — 



(Anno primo Nic. V". 1447.) 

Die Veneris, xii°. Kal. Augusti, s. d. n., 
ad relationem dni. Cardinalis Niceni, 
providit ecclesie Dunen . de persona Ma- 
gistri Thome, vacan. per obitum quondam 
Johannis. 

2ist June, 1451. Richard WoLSEV. 

Pope Nicholas V. says in his bull 
Divina disponente that while Thomas 
(Pollard) of good memory was presiding , 
over the canonically united sees of Down 
and Connor, he had reserved their ap- 
pointment to himself at the next vacancy, 
and that being now void by the death of 
said Thomas, he had appointed in his 
stead Richard Wolsi of the order of 
Preachers of S. Dominick. The date of 
his provision was Rome apud 8. Petrum 
an. Inc. Dnce. 1451, iimo. Kal. Julii, an. 
5°- (Reg. Nic. V., an. 5, lib. 1°, f, 234.) 

Die Lune xi. KI. Julii (an. 5° Nic. V"- ) 
s. d. n., ad relationem R. d. Sti. Angeli, 
providit ecclesiis Dunen. et Conneren. 
insimul unitis, de persona fratris Ricardi' 
ordinis Predicatorum, vac. per obitum 
quondam d. Thome, etc. (Lib. provis., 
ut sup , f. .) 

24th Aug., 1453 Thomas (of Daventre). 

In his bull Apostolatus officium, dated 
Rome, etc , an. Incs. Dnce. 1453, nono 
Kl. Sept,, an. 7°, Nicholas V. states that 
while John of good memory was presiding 
over the canonically united bishopricks 
of Down and Connor, he had reserved 
their appointment at their next vacancy 
to himself; and anderstaadiag fidedignis 
relatibus that they are now vacant by the 
death of said John, after due deUberation 
and by the advice of his brethren (the 
cardinals) he has chosen for bishop 
Thomas, prior of Daventry O.S.B. in the 
dioc. of Lincoln, Bachelor in divinity, 
religionis zelo conspicuum, vite ac morum 
honestate decorum, etc. (Reg. Nicholai 
v., an. 7, lib. x, f. 18.) 

Subsequently Thomas was, at his prayer, 
licensed by pope Nicholas to receive con- 
secration from any Catholic bishop of his 
choice in communion with the apostolic 



Bishops of Down. 



123 



iee and in the enjoyment of its favour, 
wo or three other bishops, etc., assisting, 
vithout prejudice, however, to the arch- 
lishop of Armagh. (Reg. Nic. V., etc.) 

Now arises the question, wlio was the 
fohn mentioned in the bull of provision 
)f Thos. of Daventre ? Certainly not 
fohn Cely, as he was not Bishop of Down 
md Connor, but of Down only ; besides, 
;he reservation made as above by Nicholas 
V. could not have taken place during 
jely's lifetime, as Nicholas was not pope 
;hen. Quaere, was he John, Bishop of 
Connor, who on the death of John Cely, 
Bishop of Down , took possession of Do wn , 
ind henceforth styled himself Bishop of 
Down and Connor ? The two consistorial 
entries immediately following answer our 
juery thus : 

Eisdem die et loco (Veneris, nono Kl. 
Sept., an°. septimo Nic. V'i- in consis- 
;orio secreto) S. d. u., ad relationem Dni. 
[Jardinalis Rothomagensis, providit ec- 
:lesiisDunen.etConneren ,insimul unitis, 
proWncie Armachane, in Ibernia, de per- 
sona Dni. Thome, Prioris Daventre Or. 
3.B., Lincolinen. dioc, vacan. perobitum 
juondam Joha'.r.-s ultimi episcopi extra 
Ro. Curiam defuncti, etc. [Lib . provis . , 
1446-5 . f. 47.) 

(Anno y"^"- Nic. V.) 

Die Veneris nono Kal. Septembris, S. 
i. noster in consistorio secreto, ad rela- 
tionem Cardinalis Rothomagensis, de 
persona Kenygeli Prioris prioratus Sti. 
A-Ugustini, Daventure Or. S. B., Lincor- 
Qen. (sic) dioc, bachalarii in theologia, 
Dunen. et Conneren. ecclesiis, invicem 
;anonice unitis, per obitum quondam 
[ohannis Sorsart,* extra Romanam Cur- 
iam defuncti, vacan., providit, Curam, 
3tc., committendo. (Lib. provis., 1446-5 
f- 57-) 

Kenygeli. — This is prior Thomas' sur- 
name, which is given instead of his 
;hristian name ; I have met occasionally 
n the Bulls instances of this sort, but not 
Dften. Kenygely does not look like an 
English name, but in all probability it 
fia.s differently written in the documents 
sent from England to the Roman Curia, 
md was, as is frequently the case with 
'oreign names, incorrectly copied by the 
[talian scribe. Later on I give a sum- 
nary of a bull addressed by Pope Nicholas 
V. to the above Thomas, in which he is 
;alled Thomas Knyght, Elect of Down 
ind Connor. 

* Sorsart (or Forsart ?) 

The priory of Daventre was founded 
:>y Hugh de Leycester, sheriff of Nor- 
hamptonshire, steward to Maud, sister 
>f Earl Simon Seynliz the First, accord- 
ng to Bridges, about logo, but certainly 
n the latter end of the Conqueror's reign or 
jeginning of William Rufus, (? he) placed 
n the church of Preston Capes, or West 
Preston in this county, four Cluniac 



monks, who labouring under want of 
water, and other inconveniences, were, 
in a few years, removed to the town of 
Daventre, built a priory to the honour of 
St. Augustine the monk, subordinate to 
St. Mary de Caritate in France. 

It is reckoned among the Benedictine 
priories. (Cant. 22 Edw. I.) Rainer 
says, the monks of Daventre were Clui- 
nacs at first, and afterwards turned Bene- 
dictines. But there seems to be no doubt 
but they remained Cluniacs to the last. 
It was one of the monasteries which 
were dissolved by a bull from Pope Clem. 
VII., and with the consenr of Henry 
VIII., in the seventeenth year of that 
king's reign : and which were granted to 
Card. Wolsey towards the erection of his 
two colleges at Oxford and Ipswich. Its 
revenues, and it was one of the largest 
which were suppressed at this time, 
amounted to the gross sum of 236/. 7s. 6d. 
per annum. The spiritualities being 
valued at 115/. 17s. ^d. and the tempor- 
alities at 120/. 10s. 2d. (Dugdale's Eng- 
lish Monasticon.) 

The day before the Kalends of Septem- 
ber ;=3i August), 1453, Thomas Knyght, 
an expressly professed Benedictine, Bach- 
elor of theology, and Elect of the united 
sees of Down and Connor, to which he had 
been lately provided by pope Nicholas 
v., received from him, in consideration 
of his merits and the poverty of those 
sees, which being situated in a part of 
Ireland where war continually prevails, 
are not worth more than L pounds ster- 
ling yearly, a subsidy whereby he might 
be enabled to meet fittingly the needs of 
his episcopal d:'-'njty, namely, the priory 
of Daventre, the portio of said priory 
assigned to the Camere, and the parish 
church of Kailton in the diocese of Lin- 
coln, both respectively valued at 17 and 
18 pounds sterling yearly, and which he 
held by papal dispensation when pro- 
moted to the united sees of Down and 
Connor ; and he is now licensed to hold 
them even after his consecration, and 
make use of their fruits, etc. , for the utility 
of said priory and united sees aforesaid, 
so long as he shall be bishop of the same ; 
and furthermore it shall be lawful for 
him to resign both or either of said bene- 
fices simpliciter or ex causa peymutationis , 
and instead of the benefice or benefices 
so resigned, receive another benefice or 
other benefices, as often as it may please 
him, not more than two. Provided that 
said prioiy and benefices shall not be de- 
prived of their due services, and the care 
of souls therein be not in any way ne- 
glected, and that all their obligations be 
duly fulfilled. Given at S. Peter's Rome, 
as above. (Reg. Nic. V., torn, xvii., f. 
238, No. 401.) 

4th Oct., 1455. 

Pope Calixtus III. in a bull dated the 
year of our Lord's Incarnation 1455, 4th of 



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the Nones of Oct., and the first year of his 
pontificate, addressed to Richard (Wolsey) 
Bishop of Down and Connor, recites that 
his predecessor Nicholas V. of happy 
memory, while the canonically united 
sees of Down and Connor were being 
ruled by bishop John of good memory, 
had reserved to himself their provision a:t 
their next avoidance. Subsequently, when 
said voidance occurred by the demise of 
said John, he (Nicholas) believing that 
said sees were void by the death of Thomas 
(Pollard) , as he had been informed, pro- 
vided to them said Richard. But, as it 
appears from a petition lately presented 
to him (Calixtus) on the part oi said 
Richard, said sees were not then vacant 
by the death of Thomas, but by that of 
Bishop John of good memory. Lest, 
then, on that account said Richard's let- 
ters of provision might be impugned as 
surreptitious, pope Calixtus willed, and 
by apostolic authority granted that said 
letters of provision, etc., and whatever 
may follow from them, from the date of 
these presents plenum roboris jirniitatem 
obtinemit in omnibus et per omnir.^ tlic 
same as if in them it had been stated that 
said sees were vacani bj the death cf 
Bishop John, and not by that of Thomas, 
and that said predecessor had provided 
Richard to said sees vacant by the death 
of John and not of Thomas, etc. Not- 
withstanding, etc. (Reg. Cal. III., an. 
I., f. 247.) 

The above declaration of Pope Calixtus 
that Richard (Wolsey) was then the legiti- 
mate Bishop of Down and Connor implied 
that Thomas of Daventre was not so, as 
there cannot be two legitimate bishops 
at the same see or sees at the same time. 
This may account for the delay that oc- 
curred anent the consecration of said 
Thomas. We find, however, that later 
on (the last day of May, 1456) he was 
consecrated Bishop of Down and Connor 
by Primate Mey, and no doubt legiti- 
mately. Now such legitimate conse- 
cration could not take place so long as 
said Richard was Bishop of the aforesaid 
united sees. He must, then, when said 
Thomas was consecrated as above, have 
ceased to be bishop of the united sees — 
Ho w ? well , either by death or resignation 
— not by death, as, according to Stubbs 
(Reg. Sac. Angl.) he was Suffragan to the 
Bishop of Worcester from 1465 to 1479 — 
then, he must have voided his united sees 
by resignation. Thomas of Daventre 
died before 1469 ? 

In a petition presented to Pope Pius 
the Second by the aforesaid Thomas 
Knyght, Bishop of Down and Connor, 
situated in parts of Ireland where, he said, 
homines indomiti et quodam modo silvestres 
commorantur, he stated that his yearly 
income, viz. ^50 sterling from his epis- 
copal mensal and £io stg. from the parish 
church of St. Bartholomew by Bishops- 



gate, London, which by apostolic dispen- 
sation he holds in commendam, is inade- 
quate to his maintenance in a manner 
befitting the episcopal dignity. The pope 
lending a favourable ear to the prayer of ', 
said Thomas licensed him to hold together 
with the sees of Down and Connor or any 
other cathedral to which he might be 
translated, or without them or the parish 
church aforesaid, any two ecclesiastical 
benefices with or without care of souls, 
secular or of any regular order, even 
though they should be priories, provost- 
ships, or dignities, personatus, adminis- 
trations, or offices, elective, with cure of 
souls, provided said two priories, provost- 
ships, or other conventual dignities, or 
any of them are not claustral, if they 
should be canonically conferred on him, 
or he should be elected or presented 
thereto, to receive and retain them in 
commendam together with the aforesaid 
united sees, or the other see to which he 
might be translated, or without them, or 
it, or the parish church beforenamed, 
Here follow the faculties for resigning • 
these benefices or for their exchange, etc. 
There is also the proviso that debitis et 
consuetis benejicioyum pyedictorum suppor- 
taiis oneribus said Thomas may legiti- 
mately dispose of the residue, as if he 
were the titular and not merely the com- 
mendator of said benefices. Alienation 
of any part of the immoveable, and 
precious moveable property of the bene- 
fices being penitus sibi inteydicta. . 
Given at Tivoli the year of our Lord's 
Incarnation MCCCCLXIIL, 7 of the 
Ides of July. (Reg. Pii II., an. V., f. 
CLXXXXII.) 

loth of July, 1469. Thaddeus. 

While the canonically united sees of 
Down and Connor were under the rule 
of Thomas (Knyght) of good memory, 
Pope Paul II. desiring to set over them 
at their next voidance a useful and fitting 
pastor reserved their provision to himself 
Subsequently, said sees being void by the 
demise outside the Roman curia of the 
aforesaid Thomas, the pope, after duly 
deliberating on the matter of providing a 
worthy successor to the aforesaid Thomas, 
and taking counsel with his brethren, the 
cardinals, made choice of Thaddeus, 
prior of St. Catherine's O.S A., Water- 
ford (a house of Regular Austin Canons of 
St. Victor's congregation), and in priest's 
orders, who by trustworthy witnesses 
had been recommended to him for his 
learning , integrity of hfe and conversation, j 
and as prudent and circumspect in matters 
spiritual and temporal, whom now by his 
bull Apostolatus officium, dated St. Peter s_ 
Rome, the year of the Incarnation 1469J;; 
6th of Ides of July, anno quinto, he set 
over said united sees as bishop and pastor, 
with plenary power for their rule and 
administration in spirituals and tem- 
porals. (Reg. Pauli II., an. 5, lib. I., i- 
23O 



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Chaddeus was consecrated in the church 
St. Mary sufer Minervam, Rome, on 
e loth of September, 1469. (Ware.) 
r. Maziere Brady, quoting the official 
itry of said consecration from the Liber 
ormatorum, formerly in the Archives of 
.e Camera Apostolica, but now in the 
rchivio di Stato of the Itahan govern- 
ent, gives us the additional information 
lat the consecrating prelate was Simon, 
rchbishop of Antivari, assisted by Cor- 
3lius, sometime Bishop of Clonfert, but 
len Bishop in the Universal Church, 
id Nicholas, Bishop of Elphin. Thad- 
3US made his profession of obedience to 
rimate Bole at his manor of Termon- 
eickan on the 12th of November, 1470, 
id died in i486. (Ware.) 

3th Nov., 1475. Thomas, 

Pope Sixtus IV. addressed a bull dated 
:ome, etc., an. Inc^- Dnce. 1475, 4 Id. 
iov , an. 5°, to Thomas, bishop of Down, 
ho says that he has not got possession 
f the government of that church nor of 
le administration of its property, and 
as been dispensed by apostolic authority 
) hold together with it the parish church 
f Fenny Compton, dice, of Coventry and 
-ichfield. The pope desiring to grant 
im a special grace, that so he may be 
ble to support himself as befits his dig- 
ity, dispenses him to hold together with 
is bishoprick and Fenny (Compton) yet 
nother benefice quodcumque, or without 
tie par. church aforesaid, any two other 
enefices with cure or otherwise incom- 
atible, or even though they should be 
arish churches or their perpetual vicar- 
ges, chantries, free chapels, hospitals, or 
early services (servitia annualia), usually 
ranted to secular clerks in titulum per- 
etuorum beneficiorum, or dignities, per- 
onatus, administrations, or offices in 
athedral or metropolitan churches major 
ignities after the pontifical, or in col- 
iigiate churches principal dignities, or 
ales mixtim, if they should be canonically 
onferred on him, or he should be elected, 
iresented, etc , to them, to retain them 
ogether with the church of Down for 
lis Ufe time, or to resign either or both 
.f said two benefices, at the same time or 
a succession, simpHciter, or ex causa per- 
lutationis for another like or unlike 
)enefice or benefices, as often as it shall 
ilease him to do so. Provided that the 
)arish church of Compton Ffenny and 
he other incompatible benefices shall not 
le defrauded of their due services, and 
he care of souls attached to the church 
if Ffenny, and if inherent to the other 
ttcompatible benefices shall not by any 
leans be neglected. Given at Rome as 
,bove. (Reg. Sixti IV., an. 5, hb. I., 
■ 237) 

I have not found the bull of the above 
Thomas' provision. It is quite certain 
hat at the date of the bull quoted m the 
:ntry immediately above, namely the 4th 



of the Ides of Nov'i the year of the In- 
carnation 1475, he was not Bishop of 
Down in Ireland, which long before had 
ceased to exist as a see separate from 
Connor ; neither was he at the aforesaid 
date Bishop of Down and Connor, which 
was then, and had been since 1469 in 
legitimate possession of Thaddeus, some 
time Prior of St. Catherine's of Waterford. 

13 June, 1478. 

In a petition presented to Pope Sixtus 
IV. in behalf of Thadeus, Bishop of Down 
and Connor, it was stated that although 
he had in time past obtained the priory 
of the monastery of St. Catherine O.S.A., 
outside the walls of Waterford, canoni- 
cally united to the mensal of the churches 
of Down and Connor, and had possessed 
it for some time quietly and peaceably' 
Patrick Comereil ? and William Desidon ? 
calling themselves canons of the same, 
on the pretext of certain surreptitious 
apostolic letters, have hindered Bishop 
Thadeus from continuing in the aforesaid 
quiet and peaceable possession of the 
above priory, and of the enjoyment of its 
fruits, etc. , and said William has intruded 
himself into the possession of said priory 
and levies its fruits, etc., to the peril of 
their souls and the no small prejudice and 
injury of the aforesaid Bishop Tadeus. 
Wherefore on his behalf humble prayer 
has been made to the Pope that he would 
de benignitate apostolica deign to order 
him to be restored to the possession of 
said priory, and commit to some upright 
persons in those parts the trial of the law 
suits which he intends to institute against 
Patrick and William aforesaid anent the 
above mentioned matters. Wherefore 
the pope lending a favourable ear to the 
said petition, sent a mandate to Thomas, 
Michael, and Nicholas Fuit (White?), 
canons of Ossory, that they, or any two, 
or one of them, said Patrick and William 
being cited, and any others as well who 
should be cited, having heard the con- 
tending parties shall decree that what is 
just shall be done, appellatione remota, 
and enforce the strict observance of their 
decision under penalty of ecclesiastical 
censure. If the witnesses who are named 
should through favouritism, hatred, or 
fear absent themselves, they shall be com- 
pelled by like ecclesiastical censures, 
appellatione cessante, to bear witness to 
the truth. Anything to the contrary 
notwithstanding. Given at St. Peter's 
Rome, the year of the Incarnation 1478, 
the Ides of June. (Reg. Sixti IV., an. 7, 
Hb. 7. f. 5) 
24 June, 1479. 

Some time ago St. Mary's priory of 
Kells, a house of Canons Regular of St. 
Austin, in the co. of Kilkenny and diocese 
of Ossory, being vacant certo modo, or 
because its grant in commendam had 
ceased, Pope Sixtus IV. provided to it 
brother John Karve (? or Karne), calling 



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himself a canon of said priory, as appears 
by his bulls, in which it is stated that 
the yearly fruits, etc., of said priory do 
not exceed 120 marks sterling. Now, it 
has lately come to the knowledge of Pope 
Sixtus, referyente Thadeo Dunen. et Con- 
noren. Episcopo, that the said fruits, etc , 
amount to at least 140, but do not exceed 
160 marks ster. yearly, and that said John 
has on the pretext (pretextu) of the apos- 
tolic bulls unduly held said priory for 
two years, and still continues so to hold 
it, but not yet for three years. Pie more- 
over said that the income of the mensal 
of Down and Connor is, owing to the 
wars and other sinister even ts that for a 
very long time have afflicted those parts, 
so meagre and slender that it does not 
suffice for his fitting support, nor for the 
maintenance of the episcopal dignity. 
Wherefore the pope considering that, if 
matters are as represented, the aforesaid 
apostolical letters are surreptitious, and 
as such the collation and provision de- 
rived from them are of no force nor 
account ; and wishing to come to the 
help of said bishop, so that he may be 
enabled to maintain himself befittingly, 
and uphold his episcopal dignity, sent 
a mandate to the Dean and Treasurer of 
Ossory and Nicholas Whyt, canon of the 
same, dated St. Peter's Rome, in the year 
of our Lord's Incarnation MCCCCLXX- 
VIIII., VIII. Kal. July, an. VIII., that 
they, or any two or one of them, if after 
said John and any others citandos, had 
been cited, it should be legitimately evi- 
dent to them (said Dean, etc.) that the 
yearly income, etc. , of the aforesaid priory 
of Kells is more than that mentioned in 
said John's bulls, to declare by apostolic 
authority, prout de jure fuerit faciendum, 
said bulls and the aforesaid collation and 
provision made in virtue of them to have 
been and to be null and void, and of no 
force nor moment Moreover if the 
aforesaid declaration should in virtue of 
these presents be made by them, the said 
priory of St. Mary of Kells, which is a 
conventual dignity, elective, not depend- 
ing on any other regular place or monas- 
tery, and has cure of souls, in whatsoever 
way, etc., it should be vacant, provided 
that at the date of these presents no one 
has a. special right therein, they shall, 
with all its rights and appurtenances, by 
apostolic authority, give to said bishop to 
be held by him, together with his united 
sees and the other benefices which he has, 
in commendam, regendum et gubernandum 
so long as he lives ; with license, debitis 
et consuetis ejusdem prioratus (de Kells) 
supportatis oneribus, to dispose of the 
residue of its income, etc., in the same 
way as those priors holding benefices in 
tituhim can or ought to dispose of their 
residue. Alienation of the immoveable 
property, or precious moveables of said 
priory being altogether forbidden to him ; 
inducting said bishop or his proctor into 
corporal possession of said priory and all 



its rights and appurtenances, after he has 
taken the oath of due fidelity, according 
to the formula sent enclosed by the pope , 
Notwithstanding, etc. Provided also that 
the said priory shall not be defrauded of 
its due services, and that the customary 
number of its canons and serving minis- 
ters shall not be diminished on account 
of the aforesaid commenda. Given as 
above. 

14th Feb., 1483. TiBERins Ugolino. 

While the united sees of Down and 
Connor were still under the rule of Bishop 
Thaddeus, Pope Sixtus IV. desiring when 
next they should be void to proceed to 
their provision, at once speedy and 
happy, by giving to them without need- 
less delay one well fitted for their govern- 
ment and administration, in view of the 
merits of Tiberius Ugolini, recommended 
to him by trustworthy witnesses for his 
learning, integrity of life and conversation, 
and as cautious and circumspect in mat- 
ters spiritual and temporal, who is of 
legitimate age, in priest's orders, a doctor 
in canon law, and rector of the parish 
church of St. Mary de Villanano (? or Sil- 
lavano) in the diocese of Nepi, and with 
the advice of his brethren, the cardinals," 
he made choice of him as Bishop of the 
united sees ; and on the XVIth of the 
Kalends of March, in the Xllth year of his 
pontificate, provided him thereto, with 
plenary powers for their rule and admin- .S 
istration in spirituals and temporals. Buf.;! 
lest there should be any hesitation anent.* 
the aforesaid provision inasmuch as Po{ie*.i 
Sixtus died before the apostolic letters 
for the same had been expedited, his ' 
successor Pope Innocent VIII. willed 
and decreed that the aforesaid provision 
shall be as effectual from the said date 
(XVIth of the Kalends of March, an. 
XII., Sixti IV.) as if at that time the said 
apostolic letters had been expedited ; and 
that these present letters shall be every 
where proof sufiicient of said provision; 
neither shall any further proof be needed. 
Given at St. Peter's Rome, an. MCCCC- 
LXXXIIIL, the day before the Ides of 
Sept. an primo (Innocentii VIII.) 

According to the Lib. Formatorum, a 
MS. belonging to the Camera Apostolica, 
but now in the Italian Archivio de State 
Romano, Tiberius was consecrated by 
Peter Paul, Bishop of St. Agatha, assisted 
by Josua and John, respectively Bishops 
of Ascoli and Ampurias,* on the 12th of 
March, 1489, in the church of S. Salva- 
tore in Rome. 

♦ In the Island of Sardinia. 

" In 1512 (Tiberius) augmented the 
cathedral revenues. (Reg. Dowd, p. 63.) 
Ware is in error in supposing that a 
vacancy in the see was caused in 1526 by 
his death; for, in 15 19, April 16, Gelasius 
McGanyse [Magennis], Prior of the 
Cathedral of Down, was appointed custos 
spiritualitatis, sedc vacante ; whereas, in 



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1526, Robert Blyth was bishop, and living 
in England." (Reeves' Down and Connor, 
p. 160, note H.) Tiberius must, then, have 
died about 1519. 

i6th April, 1520. Robert Blyth. 

Die Lune 16 Aprilis, 1520 (S. D. N.) 
providit in tituhim D. Roberto, Abbati 
de Tirnei (Thorney) Eliensis dioc. ; de 
ecclesiis Duinen. et Coniten (recte Dunen. 
et Connoren.), in Hibernia, invicem per- 
petue unitis. 

In another provision of Robert Blyth 
it is stated that he was allowed to retain 
the monastery of Thorney — not of course 
in titulum, as he held the united sees, 
but only in comniendam. 

He seems to have been an absentee 
from his diocese for a long time. "In 
1526 the Primate exercised the patronage 
of certain benefices of Down and Connor, 
'ratione absentise Episcopi, in remotis 
agentis, sine licentia summi Pontificis 
aut Metropolitani sui.' " (Reg. Crom., 
p. 483.) In 1527 the Bishop (Blyth) ap- 
pointed Bernard McCura, Abbot of Wood- 
burne, and Donald McKenny, Rector of 
Krakfergush alias de Petra, the Vicars 
General of Connor, Commissaries in his 
absence. (Reg. Crom., pp. 507, 511, 514 ; 
Reeves' Down and Connor.) Anent this 
last appointment, O'Laverty in his in- 
ifaluable work The Bishops of Down and 
Connor says, " The Primate, however, on 
the I2th of August, 1527, declared that 
Ihe bishop, by his continued absence 
From his diocese without the permission 
3f the Pope or the Metropolitan, had, 
iccording to the canons of the Church, 
ind those of the province of Armagh, 
forfeited the right to appoint vica.r3. 
ind he says, quoting, as before, Cromer's 
Register, that the Primate, as custos of 
he spiritualities of Down and Connor, by 
he advice of the Bishop of Clonmacnoise, 
appointed Eugene Magennis (aftervsards 
rishop) to the archdeaconry of Down , on 
he 6th of April, 1528. According to Dug- 
lale's Monasticon Anglicanum he was the 
ast Abbot of Thorney, and surrendering 
lis Abbey into the King's hands, obtained 
. yearly pension of ^200. In his Will 
lated October 19, 1547, he writes himself 
lobert Blyth, Bishop of Down, and ap- 
lointed his body to be buried in the 
hurch of Our Lady at Whittlesey, co. of 
Cambridge, before the sacred Sacrament 
f the Altar, and gives a legacy to the 
'ersonage of Whittlesay, belonging to the 
ite dissolved monastery of Thorney. 

In the consistorial record of Eugene 
lagennis' promotion to the sees of Down 
nd Connor it is stated that they were 
len vacant by the death of Tiberius 
Jgolino) . No mention whatever is made 
f Robert Blyth, he is simply ignored, 
ad so in the succession line of the bishops 
f the aforesaid sees his name has no 
lace. Perhaps the cause of this exclu- 



sion may be this : according to Stubbs 
(Reg. Sac. Anglic.} Blyth acted as Suffra- 
gan from 1539 to 1541 to Thomas Good- 
rich, appointed to the bishoprick of Ely 
by Henry VIII. after his rupture from 
the Holy See. What manner of man 
Goodrich was we may judge from what a 
leading English Protestant ecclesiastical 
historian says of him : "Thomas Goodric. 
L.D., electus (episcopus Eliensis an. 1534) 
. reformatinni ecclesice Anglicana 
suo tempore inchoatie operam serio adjecit 
Quo nomine Edwardo VI. Regi gratissimus 
Anglias Cancellarius ab ipso creatus est 

i6th June, 1539. Edgene Magnisse. 

Rome apud S. Marcum, die Lunas XVI. 
Junii^ fuit Consistorium , etc. 

Referente R™°' D. Card'o- Ghinuccio, 
Smus. D. N providit de Ecclesiis Dunen. 
et Coneren. invicem unitis, vacantibus 
per obitum Tiberii extra Rom. Cur. de- 
functi, de persona Eugenii Magnisse, 
Archidiaconi Dunensis. cum retentione 
dicti Archidiaconatus ad sex menses, et 
aliorum qust obtinet ad vitam. Ab- 
solvens, etc. 

C. Tab". C. Consist. 

Vacat Ecclesia Dunen. cui unita est 
Coneren. certo modo, cui alias prasrat bo. 
me. Tiberius Viterbien. Nunc petiturei 
prefici R. D. Eugenius Magni.^sa, ipsius 
Ecclesia Archidiaconus, de cuius vita, et 
moribus, ac situ, et qualitate ipsius Ec- 
clesise duo Testes examinati deposuerunt, 
quod dicta EcC- quae dicata est S. Patritio 
habet duas portas, unum in frontispitio, 
et alteram in latere. Habet chorum, et 
altare maius, et sacristiara cum para- 
mentis, et calicibus pluribus, Habet cam- 
panile, campanas asporterunt heretici. et 
cimiterium. 

Habet dignitates duas, Archidiaconatum, 
et Prioratum. Habet monachos, ord. Cis- 
ter., cuius fructus propter deuastationes 
hereticorum, qui huius anni principio 
reliquias Sanctorum Patritii Columbae et 
Brigida asportauerunt, et corpora com- 
busserunt, sunt valde diminuti. 

In libris autem Cam'^^ taxantur ad ccxxx. 

Quo circa predictus D. Eugenius setatis 
annorum XXXVI. vel circa, doctus in 
iure canonico, et liberalibus, legitimus 
et nobilis, cuius consanguinei cum sint 
potentes, frequenter cum hereticis pug- 
nant. Supplicat S"- V. quatenus dignetur 
sibi administrationem ipsius Ecclesiae 
committere cum reseruatione benefici- 
orum quae obtinet, quae latissime exprimi 
possunt in cedula consistoriali. 

Coneren. uero Ecclesia sicuti iidem 
Testes dixerunt, est propinqua Duenen. 
(recte Dunen.), eidem Archiepo. patrui 
(sic) subiecta et ipsa etiam valde deua- 
stata, Habet dignitates, Archidiacon- 
atum, et decanos rurales, et can^^^' 

Ista Ecclesia combusta fuit ab hereticis 
anno praterito. 



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Appendix 



Eugene Magennis, Archdeacon of Down, 
prebendary of Aghaderg, and Rector of 
Annaclone in the Diocese of Dromore, 
•was on the i6th of June, 1539, promoted 
to the united sees of Down and Connor 
by Pope Paul III., who licensed him to 
retain his archdeaconry and his other 
benefices for six months and his life time 
respectively together with the aforesaid 
united sees of Down and Connor. Now, 
among the Patent and Close Rolls of the 
Irish Chancery there is a letter of king 
Henry VIII., dated Sept. 23, 33°— May 8, 
34°, calendared thus by Morrin : "Grant 
to Owen Mc Gynessa of the bishoprick 
of Down and Connor, with the arch- 
deaconry, and the benefices of Acaderige 
and Enaghlayne [Aghaderg and Anna- 
clone], in the diocese of Dromore, he 
having previously surrendered the pro- 
visional bulls obtained by him from Paul, 
Bishop of Rome." 

This surrender of his bulls by Magennis 
did not imply that he had repudiated the 
Pope's spiritual authority. His case 
concerned only the temporalities of his 
sees and of his other benefices. As Cowell 
says : " from the 31st of Edward I. to the 
time of the 'Reformation,' a custom did 
obtain, that when bishops received from 
the King their temporalities, they by a 
solemn form in writing renounce all rights 
to the same temporalities by virtue of any 
Papal provision, and acknowledged their 
receipt only owing to the king's bounty." 
Anent these ' ' Renunciations ' ' see that of 
Walter de Jorze, Archbishop of Armagh, 
made in the presence of the King (Ed- 
ward" II.) on the 3rd of the Kalends of 
October, anno ab Incarnatione Domini 
1307. The final clause in the instrument 
ot Renunciation gives us the essentials of 
said instrument ; it is as follows : 

Ipsaque temporalia prsedicta non vir- 
tute litterarum Apostolicarum, set (rede 
sed) ex vestra regia gratia (cui me sub- 
mitto totaliter in hac parte) me fateor 
recepturum. (Foedera T homes Rymer, 
Tom. III., p. 13.) 
■J The erudite author of " The Bishops 



of Down and Connor ' says there is no 
mention in the documents concerning 
this matter of Bishop Magennis that he 
was required to acknowledge the royal 
supremacy. The weightiest accusation 
against him, continues the above his- 
torian, is that in Christ's Church, Dublin, 
on the 2nd of Feb., 1533, when George 
Brown consecrated Hugh Goodacre for 
see of Armagh, and John Bale for that 
of Ossory, with the new English ritual of 
Edward VI., he was an assistant bishop. 
It is true it was not expected that the 
new-fangled rite would be used; Bale, 
however, insisted at the very time of the 
consecration, that it should be employed, 
and that Magennis, in union with the 
clergy of Dublin, entered his protest 
against the innovation. His communi- 
cation in sacris with such men as Brown, 
Goodacre, Bale and Lancaster of Kildare, 
places his orthodoxy in a very question- 
able position. In his favour it must be 
said that he joined with Dowdall in re- 
pudiating the English Uturgy when pro- 
posed by the Viceroy. He does not 
appear to have assisted at any of the 
Elizabethian consecrations ; nor is he 
enumerated by the advocates of the new 
creed as a supporter of their tenets. He 
seems to have been a temporizer, but in 
heart and conscience orthodox ; and hav- 
ing repented of his scandalous conduct 
he was during Queen Mary's reign al- 
lowed to retain his see. ' ' He had a writ of 
summons to the Parliament commanded 
by Queen Elizabeth to be held in Dublin, 
in order to set up the worship of God as 
it was in England. It is not known 
whether he obeyed this summons — and, 
if he did, how he voted 

On the i2th of October, 1565, the Pope 
provided Miler Magrath to the sees of 
Down and Connor, then void, as the con- 
sistorial act states, by the death of Eugene 
Magnisse. This mention of Magnisse 
after his death, as in the succession-line 
of the Bishops of Down and Connor, is 
a proof that he died in communion with 
the Church, otherwise the consistorial 
act would have ignored him. 



OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

DIOCESIS CONNERENSIS. 

1427-1506. 



Diversonim Martini V. 

MCCCCXXVII. 

1, Eadem die (xiij. Mai), Robertus Ornarchan (vel Oruarchan ?), rector 
larrochialis ecclesie de Balechora^ Connerensis dioc, tanquam princi- 
iali3 et privata persona, obligavit se Camera, nomine Ade Macgillarinan, 
uper annata prioratus Beate Marie de Mucamyr''' ordinis Sancti Augus- 
ini, Connerensis dioc, cuius fruotus sedecim marcharum sterlingorum 
ommuni extimatione, vacantis per obitum Michaelis Albanach extra 
uriam. Coll. eidem Eome apud Sanctos Apostolos, ij. Idus Marcii, 
nno decimo. Item promisit producere mandatum ratificacionis infra 
eoem menses. (1427-28, /. 30.) 

MCCCCXXVIIII. 

1. Eadem die (secunda Junii), Patritius Ohegill, principalis, obligavit 
3 Camere super annata parrochialis ecclesie Beate Marie de Balyre- 
asien' Connerensis dioc, cuius fructus octo marcharum sterlingorum 
Dmmuni extimatione, vacantis per resignacionem quondam Andree 
loconaend ? (vel Moconaeaid ?) factam extra curiam. Coll. eidem Eome 
pud Sanctos Apostolos iiij. Nonas Mali, anno duodecimo. (1428-30, 

63.) 

2. Eadem die (xx. Junii), Odo Olonan, principalis, obligavit se Camere 
iper annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie Biliadamnian^ Con- 
srensis dioc, cuius fructus sedecim marcharum sterlingorum, communi 

1427-28, f. 30. 1428-30, f. 68. 

1 Balechora. — Now Ballyoora, a parish 1 Ballyrenaisin. — Now Ballyrashane, 
the barony of Antrim Upper and co. a parish partly in the barony of Dunluoe 
Antrim. Lower, co. Antrim, and partly in the 

2 Prioratus B. Marie de Mucamyr Ord. North-East Liberties of Coleraine, co. 
Augustini. — " This priory of St. Mary's Londonderry. Dr. Beeves identifies it 
Muckamore derived its name from the with Ooulfade, recte Guil-fada "the long 
rtile plain on which it stood, called corner," of the papal Taxation. He says 
ig-comair, 'theplainof the confluence;' that "in Dowdall's Registry, the King's 
ing situate where the Six Mile Water Books, and almost all records of that 
Is into Lough Neagh. It is generally date, the parish is called Singingstone, 
pposed that (St.) Colman-Eala, a or St. Johu's-town." 

Qtemporary of St. ColumMUe, founded P. 72. 

nonastery here." (Reey as.' Down and 2 Biliadaniman? (vel Biliadamnian) . 

<nnor.) Archdall gives the year of this Now Billy, a parish in the barony of, Gary 

mdatlon as 550. Dr. Reeves refers it and Dunluce Lower, co. of Antrim. The 

585. It was, according to Ware (Mo- name in Irish is Bile, i.e. an aged tree. 

sticon), refounded after the English Dr. Reeves ( D. and C.) conjectures that 

vasion by Wm. Matalaud, Stephen de near the site of this church there was 

ndall, and Gilbert de Croft. some sacred oak, which was an object of 

K 



130 Obligationes pro Annatis 

extimatione, vacantis par resignacionem Johannes Mieltim factam extra 
curiam. Coll. eidem Eome, etc., viii. kalendas Junii anno duodecimo. 
Item pro fructibus male perceptis per annum et aliquandiu ultra ex 
parrochiali ecclesia de Balibonaid* dicte dioc, et de perpetuis vicariis de 
Pinbo ^ et de Biliadannean [Billy] predicta diversis temporibus aliquandiu 
perceptis, quorum fructus non fuerunt express!. (F. 72.) 

3. Die predicta (xxj. Oct.), Johannes Okaeilte, principalis, se obligavit 
Camere super annata primi anni perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie de 
AtheocailP Connerensis dioc, cuius fructus duodecim marcharum ster- 
lingorum communi extimatione, vacantis per obitum Henrici Odubhgayl, 
defuncti extra curiam, et habet intrusum. Coll. eidem Eome etc., x, 
Kalendis JuUii (sic), anno duodecimo. {F. 86.) 

MCCGCXXX. 

1. Dicta die (x. Marcii), Johannes Posard, principalis, obligavit ae 
Camere super annata archidiaconatus ecclesie Connerensis, cuius fructus 
etc., xij. marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantis per 
obitum Odonis Okoalci et Maurioii Macmoammam Idhomhnail in curia, 
et per cessionem Johannis Ogubuyn eciam in curia. Coll. eidem Eome 
etc., xiij. Kalendis~Marcii, anno xiij. (1430,/. 1.) 

2. Dicta die (xx. Junii, mccccxxix.) una bulla pro Patritio Ohegil 
super perpetue vicaria parrochialis ecclesie de Knbo [Knroy] Conner- 
ensis dice, cuius fructus sex marcharum sterlingorum, fuit restituta 
sine obligacione. (1429, /. 247.) 

3. Die dicta (xxv. Junii, mccccxxix.) una bulla pro Johanne Ogillaoh- 
ainmch (? or Ogillachainnich), super perpetua vicaria parrochialis ecclesie 
Sancti Patricii de Cuilraohayn^ Connerensis dioc, cuius fructus sex 
marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, fuit restituta sine obli- 
gacione. {F. 250.) 

Ex Libro Annatarum. 
MCCCCXXXI. 
1. Dicta die (xix. Feb.), Patricius Ocarmaic, principalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie de Eosseroan' 

religious veneration in pagan times. The P. 86. 

adjunct to it of Adamnan would shew 5 Atlieocaill. — Now Ahoghill, a parish 

that perhaps the saint of that name was in the co. of Antrim, and baronies of 

the patron of this church, or had some Antrim Lower, Toome Lower, and Toome 

other connection with it. Upper, and diocese of Connor. The 

3 Balibonaid. — This parish is partly Protestant parish church occupies the 

in the North-East Liberties of Coleraine, ancient site. In the Taxation Achochill, 

CO. of Londonderry, and partly in the as it is called there, is valued at 20s. 

barony of Kiloonway, but for its far yearly, 

greatest part in that of Dunluce Upper, P. 250. 

CO. of Antrim. 6 Par. ecc. S. Patricii de Cmlrachayn. 

i Finho. — Now Pinvoy, a parish in the — Becte Cuil ratain, i.e. the "ferny oor- 

barony of Kilcouway, co. of Antrim. It ner," now Coleraine. It is m the oo. of 

is not mentioned in the papal Taxation. Londonderry. It is valued in the Tax- 

Dr. Reeves (D. and C.) says that possibly ation (1302-6), at £11 5s. 4d. yearly, 
it may be identical with Kilbritoune, 

found there, but now unknown. Joyce 1430-31, f. 81. 

says {Irish Names) "the old name (of 1 iJossercffl??..— Called by the Pour Mas- 

Pinvoy), as we find it in the Annals, is ters (1493) Ros-Earoain, i.e. Arkan's or 

Pinnmhagh, white or bright plain." Erkan's point, now Easharkin, a parish 



DiocEsis C0NNERENS15. 131 

Conerensis dioc, cuius fruetus etc., viij. marcharum sterlingorum com- 
muni extimaeione, vacantis per obitum Johannis Macmaelind ? extra 
curiam defuncti. Coll. eidem Eome etc., xvj. Kalendis Januarii, anno 
xiiij""- (1430-31,/. 81.) 

Ex Libro Annatarum Eugenii IV. 

1. Dicta die (xxviij. Mail), Thomas Ofyeandnathta, presbyter Derensis 
dioc, ut principalis et privata persona, obligavit se Camere, nomine 
Donaldi Ocathan [O'Kane] super annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie 
in Balimbonaidh [Ballymoney] Conerensis dioc, cuius fruetus, etc., xx. 
marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantis per non pro- 
mocionem ad sacerdocium. Coll. eidem Eome etc., anno Incarnacionig 
dominice mccccxxxj"""- iij. Nonas Mail anno primo. (1431-33, f. 33.) 

Diversorum Eugenii IV. 

MCCCCXL. 

1. Die viij. eiusdem (Augusti) Thomas Macornathe obligavit se Camere 
super annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie de Athacochaill [Ahoghill] 
Conorensis dioc, cuius fruetus etc., quatuordecim marcharum ster- 
lingorum communi, extimatione, vacantis per Constitutionem Execrahilis. 
Coll. eidem Plorencie anno ut supra (mccccxl.) iij. Kalendis Augusti anno 
decimo. (1438-42, /. 172.) 

MCCCCXL VI. 

1. Die vj°- eiusdem (Julii), Eobertus M^gillarinan, principalis, obligavit 
se Camere super annata prioratus monasterii Beate Marie de Muccamyr 
[Muckamore] ordinis S. Victoris, Connerensis dioc, cuius fruetus etc., 
viginti marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantis per 
obitum Willialmi Albanach, extra curiam defuncti. Coll. eidem Eome 
apud S. Petrum anno etc., Mcccc°xlvj. tertio Idus Junii anno xvj°- 
(1445-47, /. 33.) 

2. Dicto die (xv. Julii), Eubertus (sic) Macgillarinan, ut principalis, 
Dbligavit se Camere, nomine Eicardi Macgillarinan, super annata par- 
rochialis ecclesie Omnium Sanctorum de Balentrub^ (vel Galentrub?) 
uonnerensis dioc, cuius fruetus etc., quinque marcharum sterhngorum 
jommuni extimatione, vacature per privationem Willialmi faciendam. 
[joU. eidem Eome apud S. P(etrum) anno etc., ut supra (Mccccxlvi.) 
Dridie Nonas Julii, anno sextodecimo. {F. 37.) 

n the barony of Kilconway, 00. of An- parish church, it is supposed, stood near 

irim. It is valued in the Taxation at the Round Tower, commonly called the 

lOs. steeple, which is situated about half-a- 

1445-47, f. 33. mile north of the town. (See Reeves' 

1 Par. ecc. Ommitm Sanctorum de Down and Connor.) In the Taxation 

Balenbrub ? etc. — Becte Oentraib, now (1302-6) the rectory of this church is 

bitrim. This parish is situated in the valued at 5 marks yearly, and the vioar- 

jaronies of Antrim Upper and Toome age of the same at 12 marks. 
Jpper, and 00. of Antrim. The original 



132 Obligationes pro Annatis 

Dwersorum Alexandri VI. 

1493. 

1. Die xviiij. Martii venerabilis vir dominus Eichardus Mat- 

kunwlin, clericus Conerensis dioc, principalis, obligavit se 

d° Es"= Camere Apostolice pro annata rectorie parrochialis ecclesie 

S. Nicolai de Caretf ergius ^ dicte dioc, cuius fructus etc. 

(1492-93, /. 139.) 



1492? 

1. Die dicta (xviiij. Martii) una bulla pro Eichardo Matkunelin, clerico 
Conerensis dioc, provisionie rectorie parrochialis ecclesie Sancti Nicolai 
de Carecfrgus [Carrickfergus] ^ dicte dioc, sub dat. tertio Kalendas Sep- 
tembris a°- primo. Eestituta (sine obligatione) quia fructus sunt expresi 
ad octo marcas sterlingorum. {F. 49.) 

1497. 

1. Dicta die (prima Dec), Bernardus Micblosgayd [Mac Closkey] 
rector parrochialis ecclesie de Ballybonayd [Ballymoney] Conererensis 
{sic) dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata archi- 
diaconatus ecclesie Conriensis {sic), cuius et annexorum suorumocto; 
necnon rectorie parrochialis ecclesie Beate Marie de BuUigayn^ dicte 
dioc, cuius duarum march arum sterlingorum fructus etc. non excedunt, 
vacantis tanto tempore etc., quod est devoluta etc Et mandatur oonferri 
dictuB archidiaconatus, et uniri dicta rectoria eidem archidiaconatui, 
sub dat. Eome quarto Nonas Octobris anno sexto. Et promisit solvere 
annatam predictam Collectori in partibus infra tres menses a die habite 
possessionis computandos sub penis Camere etc. Juravit etc. Narratur 
intrusus. (1497-98, /. 123.) 

2. Dicta die ut supra Philippus Omireygayd, rector parrochialis ecclesie 
Sancti Patritii de Valleoscoran [Ballycor] Conriensis {sic) dice, princi- 
palis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata rectorie parrochiali 
ecclesie Beate Marie de LocgayP Conerensis dioc 

1492-93, f . 139. cancelled is to be found in that part of 
1 Par. ece. Sancti Nicolai de Carrefrgiis. the codex where those cases are recorded 
— In Irish, Carriac Fearghusa, i.e. Fer- in which the bulls have been have been 
gus's rock, ' ' now Carrickfergus. In the given restitute to the benificiary sine ohh- 
Taxation of 1302-6 its yearly value is set gatitme, etc, 
down at 20 marks. Dr. Reeves (Ecc. ant. 1497-98, f . 128. 
Down and Connm-) says it is probable 1 Bulligawn. — Perhaps identical with 
that the present (Protestant) parish the towuland of Ballygawn, in the parish 
church, except the tower and transepts, of Carncastle, oo. of Antrim, 
is the identical bnilding mentioned in 2 Locgayl. — Now Loughguile, a parish 
the Taxation. The name of the inoum- partly in the barony of Kiloonway, hut 
bent of this rectory, as it is given in the chiefly in that of Dunluoe Upper, co. 
annat entry, is a corrupt form of Mac Antrim. It takes its name from a lake 
Quillin, as the real name Mac Uidhelin, on the east edge of which, in the town- 
is pronounced. land, Lavin Lower, is the churchyard, 
The entry immediately above is in- containing the site of the original church, 
complete and has been cancelled. The (Reeves' Down and Connor.) In the 
marks in the margin d° Es"= (written at Taxation it is valued at £28. The entry 
full length would be, de Bestitutis) mean of Loogaj'l in the annat register is in- 
that said entry in its integrity and un- complete, and seems to be cancelled. 



DiOCESIS CONNERENSIS. 133 

Diversorum Julii II. 

1506. 

1, Die 25 Julii, 1506, d. Eobertus Maida, commendatarius vicarius 
Sancti Colmani de Kylruid,' obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata 
dicte vioarie, ac unionis parrochialis ecclesie de Lislardnea,^ et de La- 
cuanim ?," et de Baleamard,* et de Eatlu,'' et de Balicora [BallycorJ , et 
de Calgirfergus [Oarrickfergus] , necnon feude episcopalis de Kilruid 
[Kilroot] Corgmoren [recte Conneren) dioc, quorum insimul duodecim 
marcarum sterlingorum etc. Vaean. certo modo ; et commendari ac 
uniri mandantur sub dat. Idibus Julii, anno tertio. Et promisit solvere 
CoUectori postquam assecutus fuerit possessionem etc. Restituta (fuit 
bulla) quia Hibernicalis etc. (1606, /. 222.) 

1506, f. 222. 4 Baleamard par. church. — Possibly 

1 Kylruid.-lr, Irish, Cill-ruadh, i.e. ?,^"yf ^^l^' "■ 1°^^^''^^ 'V; Gly^^" Pf ish. 
red chirch, now Kilroot, a parish in the " }'^^ a clmroh and glebe at one time, 
barony of Belfast Lower, co. of Antrim. b"* ""^ *^f°^ °i ^'*^^' f ^°^ *° '^'^ '^^^- 
It i& valued in the Taxation, where it covered. (See Reeves ut supra.) 
appears as Kilrothe, at 5 marks yearly. 5. Par. ch. de Ratlu.—'Novf Ealoo, a 

2 Lislard,ieapar. church.-Kot iden- P'^"«^ f ^^ barony of Belfast Lower, 
tified ^°' Antrim. In the Taxation it is 

called Bathlung, and is valued at 6 marks 

3 Laciiarum par. church. — Not iden- yearly, 
tified. 



134 



APPENDIX 



1394-lSlS. 



9th Jan., 1394. 

Archdeaconry of Connor. — A petition 
was presented to Pope Boniface IX. on 
the part of Nicholas Goldop, priest of 
tlie diocese of Connor, stating that the 
archdeaconry of that church, which is a 
major dignity with care of souls, non- 
elective, to which the parish church of 
Irow is united canonically, being vacant 
by the demise of John de Onell, he, up- 
held by the favour of Richard, king of 
England, but without canonical institu- 
tion, took possession of said archdeaconry 
with its fruits de facto. By other letters 
the pope has rehabilitated said Nicholas 
and removed every stain of infamy con- 
tracted by him occasione premissorum, 
and has willed that he must ex tunc give 
up the archdeaconry realiter et mmdjio. 
Since, then, said archdeaconry is still va- 
cant, the pope desiring to grant a special 
favour to the aforesaid Nicholas, who says 
that he has studied canon and civil law for 
six years, sent a mandate to the abbot of 
Connor and the prior of Muckamore in 
the diocese of Connor, and Eiohard Yong, 
canon of Lincoln, that they or any two 
or one of them, per se vel alium, etc., 
shall take care to confer on, and assign 
to, the said Nicholas the aforesaid arch- 
deaconry, after he has given it up realiter 
et omnino, whether it is vacant as afore- 
said, or in any other way, etc., provided 
that at the date of these presents no one 
had a specially acquired right therein. 
(Reg. Bonifaoii IX., an°. 5', lib. 4°, f. ) 

Irow. — This church is identical, per- 
haps, with the church of Irue that ap- 
pears in the Taxation of 1302-6. This 
name, which seems to have been formed 
from the Irish word AifeAiri {errew), de- 
noting ' ' arable land, ' ' is now lost, having 
been, in all probability, exchanged for 
Red Hall. In this townland, which be- 
longs to Templeoorran parish, formerly 
existed a church and cemetery : their 
place is now occupied by the stable-yard 
of Red Hall House. (Reeves' Down and 
Connor.) 

80th Nov., 1411. 

Pope John XXIII., by bull dated a 
Kal. Dec, an. 2, ordered the rectory of 
Atheochailli [Ahoghill] to be conferred 
on Eugene Oneill, priest of the diocese of 
Armagh, whether vacant by the volun- 
tary resignation of Comedinus Ograffan, 
or in any other way, provided that at the 
above date no one else had a specially 
acquired right therein. The yearly value 
of the living did not exceed 12 marks 
sterling. (Reg. Job. 23, an. 2, etc.) 



19 March, 1412. 

The rectory of the par. church of S. Mary 
of Bali Monaid [Ballymoney], dice, of 
Connor, is now vacant by the demise of 
Donaldus Micglemi extra curiam, and so 
long has it been vacant that its collation 
has legitimately lapsed to the apostolic 
see. John XXIII. desiring to grant a 
gracious favor to Hugh Olonan, clerk of 
the diocese of Derry, who is much recom- 
mended to him, by apostolical letters, 
dated Rome XIIII. Kal. Apr. an. 2°, com- 
manded Maurice Okagan, canon of Derry, 
if matters are as stated, and that after a. 
diligent examination he should find said 
Hugh fit, to confer on, and assign to, 
him by apostolic authority said rectory, 
the fruits, etc., of which do not exceed 
10 marks yearly, and is of lay patronage, 
whether it should be vacant as aforesaicl, 
or in any other way, provided that at 
the date of these presents no one has a 
specially acquired right therein. (Reg. 
Jo. XXIII., an. 2, lib. 18, f. 4 ) 

17th May, 1414. 

The rectory of the par. church of S. 
Mary de Bali Inbouaid [Ballymoney], 
which is of lay patronage, is now vacant 
by the demise extra curiam of Donatus 
Maiglemi, and so long has it been vacant 
that its collation has legitimately lapsed 
to the apostolic see. The pope (John 
XXIII.) desiring to confer a special 
favour, in view of his merits, on Maurice 
Macblosgaid (Mac CloSkey), clerk of the 
diocese of Derry, who says that he has 
studied canon law for four years or there- 
about in particular places in those parts, 
commanded j;er apostolica scripta dated 
Bologna, XVI Kal. June, an. 4°, that 
said rectory, the yearly fruits of which 
do not exceed 15 marks ster., whether 
vacant as aforesaid, or in any other way, 
etc., provided that its coUatiori has 
lapsed, as is said, to the ap. see, and that 
at the date of these presents no one has 
a specially acquired right therein, shall 
be conferred on, and assigned to, said 
Maurice. Notwithstanding that, etc., ot 
that he by other letters has graciously 
ordered said M. to be provided to the per. 
vie. of the par. church of Tamlacharda 
[Tamlacht] als de ardo in the dioo. of 
Derry, cujus fructus octo march, ster. 
non excedunt. Said recty, and vie. are 
not to be defrauded of their usual ser- 
vices, and the cure of souls therein is to be 
in no way neglected. (Reg. Jo. XXIII. , 
an. 4^^, etc.) 

3 April, 1415. 
The per. vicarage of the par. church of 



Connor, 



135 



Bashercaii Irecte [Ros - Earcain, i. e. 
Arkan's or Bream's point or wood, now 
Rasharkin], in the barony of Kiloonway, 
CO. of Antrim, is vacant at present by 
the death of Donatus Ocosnechau (or 
Ocosuechan) extra curiam. John XXIII. , 
to whom, on trustworthy testimony, John 
Ocosnechan (or Ocosuechan) has been 
recommended super vite ac morum hoiies- 
tate, etc., desiring to grant him a special 
favour, sped a mandate dated Louffeu- 
berg, diocese of Basel, 3 Non. Apr., an. 
5°, that said per. vie, the yearly income 
of which does not exceed 5 marks ster., 
whether void as before mentioned, or in 
my other way, etc., provided that at the 
3ate of these presents no one had a speoi- 
illy acquired right therein, should be 
jonferred on said John. (Reg. Jo. 
XXIII., an. 5°, lib. 10, f. 270.) 

!8Deo., 1414. 

Baliohechtan alias Baliachtan. — It 
laving been reported to pope JohnXXIlI. 
;hat the rectory of the parish church of 
Baliohechtan, in the dioo. of Connor, 
yhich is of lay patronage, was vacant by 
ihe demise extra curiain of John Ma- 
joran, though held by John Byrde, a 
jriest who does not understand the lan- 
guage commonly spoken by the parish- 
oners, and is unable to make himself 
mderstood by them ; thereupon the pope 
iesiring to confer a special favour on 
STemeas Mackenan, perpetual vicar of the 
)ar. church of Tamlaght Pinlagan in the 
liocese of Derry, who is commended to 
lim on reliable testimony for his integ- 
■ity of life and conversation, etc., sent a 
nandate dated Laude, 5 Kal. Jan., an. 
>", to the Dean and Archdeacon of Derry 
md Donald Ocharan, canon of the same, 
;hat if they, or any two or one of them, 
Fohn Byrde having been cited, and any 
)thers who also should be cited, should 
ind the said rectory, the yearly- fruits, 
itc, of which do not exceed xii. marks 
iterling, vacant as aforesaid, or in any 
)ther way, to confer it by apostolic autho- 
ity on said Nemeas, and assign it to him, 
)rovided the patrons consent, and that at 
-he date of these presents no one has an 
ispeoially acquired right therein. The 
lope willed also that the said rectory 
md per. vicarage shall not, on account 
if the premises, be defrauded of their due 
lervioes, nor the care of souls therein be 
n any way neglected. (Reg. Jo. 23, an. 
:°, lib. 36, f. 201.) 

Ird April, 1415. 

Per. vie. Drummaul. — A petition was 
iresented to pope John XXIII. on the 
lart of Patrick Oquenan, a priest of the 
liocese of Connor, stating that the per- 
letual vicarage of Demymaula," in said 
liocese, being vacant by the demise of 
?oger Oduaill extra Bo. curiam, John, 
Jishop of Connor, by his ordinary autho- 
ity, provided thereto the aforesaid Pat- 



rick, who, in virtue of said provision, 
9tc., obtaiued possession of the same; 
but as said Patrick is, ex certis causis, 
doubtful that his collation and provision 
hold good, and, as is reported, said per. 
vicarage is known to be still vacant, the 
pope, to whom Patrick has been much 
commended de vite ei vwrrum honestate, 
etc., desiring to confer on him a gracious 
favour sent a bull dated Louffenberg, in 
the diocese of Basle, 3 Non. Apr., pont. 
an. 5°, to the abbot of the monastery of 
the Desert of Connor [Kells] commanding 
him, should he, on a diligent exami- 
nation, find said Patrick fit, to confer 
on him, by apostolic authority, the afore- 
said per. vicarage, the yearly fruits, etc., 
of which don't exceed five marks sterling, 
and has care of souls, whether vacant as 
aforesaid, or in any other way, provided 
that at the date of these presents no one 
has a specially acquired right therein. 
(Reg. Jo. 23, an. 5°, lib. 51, f. 296. C. 
Lat.) 

* An Italian corruption of the Irish Druim Maol, 
now Drummaul ? At the Dissolution it was ap- 
propriate to the abbey of Kells. The residence 
of the O'Neill (Edenduffcarrick) was in this parish. 

3 April, 1415. 

Abbey of S. John de Deserto, alias Kells, 
— The abbacy of S. John the Baptist de 
Deserto Counerie, O.S.A., Conneren. 
dioc. , being vacant by the demise of abbot 
Thomas, Angelus Corario, formerly called 
Gregory XII. in his obedience, after the 
cardinals had left him, but before the 
Council of Pisa, provided Nemeas Oguym 
(? vel Ognym) to it, by bulls dated at 
Rimini, where he, with his court, was 
then residing. In virtue of this provision 
he obtained peaceable possession of the 
vacant abbacy, etc., but fearing lest, 
owing to an error in his bull, namely 
that the abbacy was vacant by the demise 
of Laurence, instead of Thomas, and also 
that his appointment had taken place 
after the departure of the cardinals, as 
above, exception might be taken to his 
provision, he laid the matter before Pope 
John XXIII., who by bull dated 3 Non. 
Apr., an°. 5°, granted to him that his 
provision, etc., should be as valid and 
effectual as if it had taken place before 
the above named departure of the car- 
dinals, and as if there had been no error 
in his bull as to the name of his prede- 
cessor in the abbacy. (Reg. Jo. 23, an°. 
5°, f. 302.) 

5 April, 1415. 

Abbey of Kells, dioc. of Connor. — The 
buildings of this abbey having been lately 
injured by an accidental outbreak of fire 
(nvper ignis voragins casualiter combusta) 
and its church being in need of service 
books, vestments and other necessaries 
for divine worship, as the revenues of the 
place are not sufficient to meet its wants, 
Pope John XXIII. by bull (Lauiienbergh, 
dioc. of Basel, Non. Apr., an. 5) granted 



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a relaxation of ten years, etc., of enjoyned 
penanoe to all who being truly contrite 
should confess, and oa certain specified 
feast days, etc. , devoutly visit said church, 
and give an alms towards its repair or 
for the purchase of books, etc., as above ; 
for those visiting said church within the 
octaves of said feasts, etc., he gave on 
the above condition* a lika relaxation of 
one hundred days. (Reg. Jo. XXIII., 
an. 5, lib. 50 and 53, f. 132.) 

28 Nov., 1417. 

Per. vicarage of Basharkin. — Pope 
Martin V., by bull dated Constance, 9 
Kal. Dec, an. 1°, directed the Bishop of 
Spoleto, the Abbot of SS. Peter and Paul, 
Armagh, and Henry Odubaill, canon of 
Derry, to confer the per. vicarage Sancti 
Brocani de Boserchan on John Maomo- 
lynd, a priest of the dioc. of Clogher, 
whether vacant by the demise of Donatus 
Ooosnechan, or the resignation into the 
hands of John, Bp. of Connor, by John 
Ocosnechan, or in any other way, pro- 
vided, etc. (Reg. Mart. V., an. 1°, lib. 
1°, f. 65.) 

7 Dec, 1417. 

It having been made known to Martin 
V. that the rectory of the par. church of 
S. Mary of Baliregneansen (Ballyrashane) 
alias Synston was vacant by the volun-_ 
tary resignation of Andrew Micaohon- 
duachtay into the hands of John, bishop 
of Connor, and admitted by him by his 
ordinary authority, wishing to grant a 
special favour to Robert Olenethan , clerk 
of this diocese, recommended to him on 
trustworthy testimony for his integrity 
of life and conversation, he sent apos- 
tolic letters to the bishop of Civitaten., 
Henry Odubail and Peter Omolcalm (or 
Omolcalain) , respectively canons of Derry 
and Armagh, bidding them, or any two 
or one of them, per se vel alium scu alios, 
to confer on, and assign to, the said Robert 
the above rectory, the fruits of which do 
not exceed vii. marks ster. yearly, whether 
void as aforesaid, or in any other way, 
provided that at the date of these presents 
no one had an especially acquired right 
therein. Given at Constance, 7° Id. 
Dec, an. 1°. (Reg. Mart. V., an, 1°, 
lib. 199, f. 10.) 

Sengenstowne, a corruption of St. 
John'stown, a name given to Ballra- 
shane because the Prior of St. John's 
had of old the presentation of the parson. 
' ' The present (Protestant) parish church 
is a modern building, but the ruins of the 
old church measuring 63 feet 8 inches by 
21 feet, stand in the church yard." (See 
Reeves' Down and Connor, p, 74.) 

18 Jan., 1418, mre com. 

John Oneyll, Archdeacon of Connor, 
having obtained the rectory of Acheo- 
chayll [Ahoghill] retained the archdea- 
conry for a month or more, contrary to 



the constitution of John XXII., Exei-a- 
bilis, the right of collation to it'thereby 
lapsed to the apostolic see. Thereupon 
Martin V. by apostolic letters dated 
Constance, xv. Kal, Feb., an. 1°, directed 
the bishop of Ciudad Rodrigo, the dean 
of Armagh and Maurice Maoblosoaid 
[Mac Closkey], canon of Derry, or any 
one, etc., of them, if the archdeaconry 
should be vacant in the way alleged or 
in any other way, to confer it on Odo 
(Hugh) Othaylti (? recte Ooaylte), rector 
of Tamlahtmatneach (called in the Tax- 
ation of Derry diocese Tawlaght M 
ninaych, and identified by Dr. Eeeves 
with the present Tamlaght O'OriUy) 
provided that at the date of these presents 
no one had an especially acquired right 
therein. Odo was dispensed by the pope 
to hold together with the archdeaconry 
the above rectory for three years; its 
yearly value does not exceed 3 marks. 
(Reg, Mart. V,, an. 1°, lib. 12, f. 116.) 

12 June, 1418, 

Per. vicarage of Derrykeighan.—Peiei 
Ocosnechan being of illegitimate birth 
was dispensed, as it appeared by certain 
letters of the apostolic Peuetentiary, to 
receive sacred orders and to hold an 
ecclesiastical benefice, even though it 
should have the cure of souls ; afterwards 
he obtained the perpetual vicarage of 
Rosarchain [Rasharkin] in this diocese. 
Subsequently, after being for some time 
in bona fide possession of this benefice, 
owing to the dying declaration of the 
person who had procured the above men- 
tioned letters, it came to his knowledge 
that they were defective (viciose) per 
rasuras in eis hincmde facias tt alias. 
Thereupon he, who up to that time had 
been penitus inscitis of the faulty nature 
of his dispensation, resigned Rasharkin, 
and was dispensed by apostolio authority 
to minister in the sacred orders which he 
had received, and habilitated to receive 
a benefice with cure of souls. He then 
obtained the rectory of St. Patrick's, 
Goleraine, The pope, in view of said 
Peter's merits wishing to confer on him 
a special favour, commissioned the bishop 
of Civitaten, the dean of Derry, and 
Maurice Maoblosgaid [Mac Closkey], , 
canon of the same, or any two or one of 
them, per se vel alium, etc., to confer on 
him the per. vicarage of S. Colman of 
Daerecaechain (Derrykeighan ?) , not ex- 
ceeding in yearly revenue 10 marks ster,, 
whether vacant as is asserted by the de- 
mise of John Pathun, or in any other 
way, provided that at the date of these 
presents no one had a specially acquired 
right therein. It is also provided that 
neither said per. vicarage nor rectory 
shall be defrauded of their (due) services 
and that the care of souls therein shall 
not be in any way neglected. Given at 
Geneva, 12 Kal. July, an°. 1°. (Beg._ 
Mart, v., lib. 179, f, 211.) 



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In Irish this place is called Daire 
Jhaochain. The first word of the com- 
oTiai Daire C/iaocam signifies "an'oak 
rood ' ' ; the other is a proper name sig- 
ifying "purblind." (Reeves' Doiun 
nd Connor.) 

st January, 1420. 

Muckamore priory. — Pope Martin V. 
nderstanding that the priory of Sluoka- 
lore O.S.A. was then vacant by the de- 
lise of Michael Albanach extra curiam, 
nd being informed that Nimeas, abbot 
t the monastery of S. John the Baptist 
e Dyserto [Kells] , O.S.A., a person well 
eserving of the apostolic see, was at that 
Lme despoiled of the rule of the same, 
nd of the administration of its property 
licali potencia, lest to the dishonour of 
be abbatial dignity, he should be oom- 
lelled to beg, directed the bishop of 
jondom, the archdeacon of Dromore, and 
lenry Odubaill, canon of Derry, or any 
wo or one of them per se vel alium seu 
Kos, whether said priory should be vacant 
<s alleged, or in any other v/ay, provided 
hat at the date of these presents no one 
lad an especially acquired right therein, 
give it by apostolic authority in com- 
undam to said abbot, to be held, ruled 
nd governed by him usque ad benepla- 
itum dm. pape . . . The yearly 
acome of Muckamore did not exceed 12 
larks sterling. It is to be provided that 
he usual services shall be maintained in 
aid priory, and the cure of souls, if in- 
erent thereto, shall not be neglected. 
rrafis pro Deo in Bulla et Begistro, de 
landato dni. nostri Pape. Given at 
'lorence, the Calends of January, anno 
°. (Reg. Martini v., etc.) 

St. John Bapt. de Dyserto is identical 
'ith the abbey de Deserto Comierie of the 
irly papal Taxation, now called Kells. 
ccording to Ware a house of Regular 
ustin Canons called Kells or Disert 
lellach was founded here before the year 
28 by Kellach an anchorite . . . 
his statement is gathered from the 
>llowing entry in the Annals of the 
our Masters at the year 828. " Kell- 
;hus Conmagii filius; anachoreta de 
lisert Kellaigh obiit." It may be ob- 
icted, however, that this passage refers, 
ot to this place, but to Isertlcelly, in 
le county of Galway and diocese of 
ilmaoduagh . . . There is some 
lundation for the supposition, that this 
sbey, not Connor church, is the repres- 
itative of the church founded by St. 
[ac Nissi, the first Bishop of Connor." 
leeves' Down and Connor.) St. Mac 
issi died in 514. 

) Sept., 1423. 

St. Mary's chapel de Lokanis. — It 
jpears from a petition presented to pope 
'artin V. by Maurice Odubgan, a priest 
; the diocese of Derry, that he having 
ien dispensed super defectu nataliam to 



receive saored orders, and, should it be 
ofiered to him , a living even with cure 
cf souls, had oanonically obtained the 
rectory of Camus in that dioc, then 
vacant by the translation of Simon 
Ofyunachaich (OTinnaghty?) to the per- 
petual vicarage of Tamlaght Pinlagan 
in the same dioc. Subsequently, he ob- 
tained the chapel of St. Mary of Lokanis, 
[Grange of Kildollagh], dioc. of Connor, 
which has cure of souls, ohtentu qztariin- 
dam litterarum apostolicarum, in which, 
however, it was not mentioned that long 
before the said chapel had been annexed 
and appropriated to the abbey of Wood- 
burn. Afterwards, however, when he 
had been in possession for some years of 
these two livings, which he held together 
without any dispensation, becoming 
aware of the aforesaid union, etc., he at 
once resigned the said chapel, but still 
retained the benefice of Camus, as he does 
at present. He now humbly prays that 
his case may, de benignitate apostolica, be 
taken into consideration, and a suitable 
remedy be thereto provided. The pope 
considering that said Maurice is alias 
highly recommended de vite~et moruni 
konestate, graciously freed him from the 
penalty of inability to receive any ecclesi- 
astical benefice and from the stain of 
infamy which he had incurred, but de- 
clared that he must ex nunc give up the 
aforesaid rectory of Camus. Given at 
Rome, etc., 3 Kal. Oct., an. 6°. (Reg. 
Mart, v., an. 6, lib. 1°, f. 49.) 

The two townlands Fishloiighans and 
Millloughan in Londonderry in the par- 
ish of Killdollagh, separated by a rivulet, 
are jointly called by the country people 
the Laughans. (Reeves' Down d: Connor.) 

An. 1427 ? 

Priory of Muckamore. —It having been 
reported to pope Mart. V. that a certain 
Luke was in possession unlawfully of this 
priory for then ten or more j'ears, ho 
commissioned the archdeacon of Connor 
to cite to his presence said Luke, etc., 
and, if he should find said priory duly 
vacant, to appoint thereto Macgillarman 
[i-ecte Maogillarinan] after he had made 
his religious profession (he was a secular 
priest previously), provided he should be 
found fit for that office. (Reg. Mart. V. , 
an. 13, f. 80.) 

Cf. 1428-30, f. 86. 

With regard to the intruder alluded to 
in the annat entry above (Thos. Macgell- 
arynaiy or Maogillarynain) I find the 
following information in the bull : ' ' He 
intruded himself into said vicarage, vac- 
ant as aforesaid, by his own authority 
alone, and has held it for five years and 
more, less however than ten years, with- 
out any canonical title in or to it, and 
continues still to hold it thus unduly." 
On this representation, the pope, by bull 
dated as above, ordered the Abbot of SS. 



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Peter and Paul of Armagli and others, 
should they, having cited the above 
Thos. and all others vocandos, find the 
above vicarage vacant in the ananner 
represented, or by the demise of Nemeas 
Miccreamchand, or in any other vfay, 
provided, etc., to confer it on Okaeilta. 
(Reg. Mart. V., an. 12, lib. 3, f. 127.) 

Gf. 1427-28, f. 30. 

Micckamore priory. — Its last prior, 
Bryan Boy O'Maghallon, was seized at 
the Dissolution (32nd of Henry VIII.) 
of nine townlands lying near to this 
priory, in spirituals and temporals, and 
of the tithes and advowsons of fourteen 
churches. The Inquisition held at Car- 
rickfergus, 25th Sept., 1639, found that 
Roger Langf ord de Muokmayer was seized 
of the late priory of Muckmayer, with its 
appurtenances containing 8 townlands — 
that he died 30 years ago, and that his 
son, Roger Langford, knight, was his 
heir, and that the aforesaid property is 
held of the king in free and common 
sockage. 

1428-30, f. 250. 

S. Patrick's, Coleraine. — The per. vic- 
arage of St. Patrick's, Coleraine, being 
vacant by the demise of Thomas Pristini, 
Odo, Abbot of S. John the Baptist de 
Disertoconnerie, and Thos. Maohelire- 
chan. Dean of *Tuscardie, having, as they 
asserted, special authority from John, 
Archbishop of Armagh, the see of Con- 
nor being then vacant, and having no 
chapter, conferred it on John Ogillach- 
ainnigh ; but as he was, ex certis causis, 
doubtful of the validity of his provision 
and collation. Pope Martin V., by bull 
dated the 8th of the Ides of June, an. 12°, 
ordered the Abbot of Macosquin, the 
Archdeacon of Connor, and Maurice Mao- 
blosgardh (recte Macblosgaidh) , a canon 
of Derry, to confer it on him, provided 
that at the above date no one else had a 
special claim therein. (Reg. Mart. V., 
an. 12°, lib. . . f. 33.) 

* Tuscardie. — This deanery "comprised those 
parishes of the ancient principality of Dalriada or 
the Route which constitute the modern baronies 
of Cary, Dunluce, N.E. Liberties of Coleraine, 
and most of Kilconway; thus extending from 
Rathlin Island on the north to the river Ravel on 
the south. . . The word Twescard is an 

anglicism of the Irish Tuaisceart, ' the North,' 
and was borrowed from the natives by the Eng- 
lish settlers, to denote the territory around Cole- 
raine." (Reeves' 0. and C.) 

1428-80, f. 250. 

Cuilrachayn. — More correctly written 
Cuil ratain, i.e. the ferny corner. "For 
this etymology thee is the authority of 
the Tripartfte Life, which relates that 
St. Patrick, having arrived in this neigh- 
bourhood, was hospitably entertained, 
and received an offer of a tract of ground 
whereon to build a church, which was 
pointed out to him as on the northern 
bank of the river Bann, in a spot over- 



grown with ferns, where some boys were 
at the moment setting fire to the ferns : 
that Bishop Carbreus, subsequently (oiro! 
A.D. 540) chose for his abode this place' 
which from that day and occurrence was 
called the Cuil-rathen, i.e. the ferny re- 
tirement." (Reeves' Down aird Connor 
p. 75, note i.) Carbreus, who was a dis- 
ciple of St. Piuian, was the first Bishop 
of Coleraine ; his feast day is the llth of 
November ; his death is assigned to a.d. 
560. His successor was St. Conallus, 
who was a contemporary of St. Columb- 
kille. These, says Dr. Reeves {Doum 
and Connor), are the only bishops of 
Coleraine whose names are preserved; 
but the monastery which they presided 
over continued to be governed by abbots. ' ' 
In the Annals of the Pour Masters the 
first abbot mentioned is Airmedach, slain 
by the Danes in 930. Dr. Reeves (op. 
cit.) remarks that in the parallel passage 
of the Annals of Ulster (931) the word 
princeps is used instead of a66. The last 
entry is that Andadh, superior of Cuil- 
rathain, died in the year 1112. In the 
year 1213, as the Four Masters say : "The 
castle of Coleraine was erected by Thomas 
Mao Uchtry, and the English of Ulidia ; 
and all the cemeteries and buildings of 
the town were thrown down, excepting 
only the church, to supply materials for 
erecting this castle." It is likely, as 
Dr. Reeves conjectures (O. and C), that 
the ancient abbey of Coleraine was de- 
molished at that time, and that the 
church which was spared is that which 
afterwards was known as St. Patrick's. 

4th May, 1429. 

Ballyrashane. — Andrew Mooonaocid ? 
resigned this rectory into the hands of 
John, Bishop of Connor, of happy me- 
mory. Richard Sawys, a nobleman, 
(domicilUis) of this diocese, and patron of 
this living, presented Ohegill to John, 
Archbishop of Armagh, as the see of 
Connor was then vacant ; the Apb. in- 
stituted him, and he obtained peaceful 
possession ; but being doubtful, ex certis 
caiisis, of the validity of his presentation 
and institution, Pope Mart. V., by bull 
dated as above, directed the Abbot of 
Moycosquin and others to confer this 
benefice on him, dummodo, etc. (Reg. 
Mart, v., an. 12, lib. . , f. 190.) 

Cf. 1430-31, f. 81. 

Per. vie. of Basharkin.—'Robett Oliena- 
chan, calling himself a priest of this dioc., 
had, it was said, taken possession of this 
vicarage of Rosercan [Rasharkin], and 
now has held it for more than two years 
without any canonical title. Pope Mart. 
"V. sent a mandate (16 Kal. Jan., an. 14) 
to the Abbot of Macosquin, David Oniael- 
muchori and Maurice Okathan, canons 
of Derry, to cite Olienachan to their 
presence, and, if they should find the 
benefice vacant as alleged, that is by the 



Connor. 



139 



lise of John Macmaelind, or in any 
er way, to confer it on Patrick Dear- 
ie, a priest of this diocese. (Reg. 
rt. v., an. XIIII., etc.) 

1438-42, f. 172. 

laeornathe is called Macernaich in 
Bull, which furthermore informs us 
t the vacancy of the rectory of Aho- 
11, under the constitution Execrabilis, 
i owing to the fact that John iMac- 
Uynd retained it after he had obtained 
.ceable possession of the perpetual 
arage of Domnacheuagheri?, in the 
c. of Clogher. 

:5-47, f. 37. 

3alentrub, now Antrim. — It is called 
the Pour Masters Aentrebh, Eantrobh, 
atrobh, and also Aendruim (one ridge), 
t is to he observed," says Dr. Reeves 
]wn and Connor, p. 63, note 6) " that 
the earlier Irisli Annals, two distinct 
mes occur, n Oendruim and Oentraib; 
i former between the years 496 and 
), and the latter between 612 and 1147. 
Within the dates mentioned, 
Oendruim is always intended for the 
ndrum of Strangford Lough . . . 
d Oentraibh for the place under con- 
eration (Antrim)." 

[t is supposed that the original parish 
arch stood near the Round Tower, 
lioh is about half-a-mile north of the 
vn. At the Dissolution the rectory of 
trim was appropriate to the abbey of 
Dodburn. (Reeves, ut supra.) 
Tames I., by letters patent (1 Jul., an. 
granted the impropriate rectory of 
itroia alias Antrym in tuogh Moy- 
my, with its appurtenances, to Arthur 
,ssett, his heirs and assigns. (Ult. 
C[., No. 7, Jac. I., Antrim.) 

ipril, 1445. 

OUnarm convent O.S.F. — A petition 
IS presented to pope Eugene IV. on the 
rt of Donald Machcagaill, a layman, 
which he stated that Semiquinus 
lohoon,* the captain of his nation, 
maid Ballach Machdomnaill,t and 
exander Machdomnaill, also laymen of 
e diocese of Connor, had given and 
anted to him certain lands commonly 
lied Seradekaill and Bademegboadab 
isting in said dioeese, and of which 
ey were the legitimate owners. The 
id Donald Machoagaill (sic) mindful 
his soul's welfare, and desiring to lay 
I treasures in heaven, on account of 
e special devotion he bears to the Third 
rder of St. Francis, gave and granted 
e aforesaid lands together with a certain 
.apel which he had built under the title 
the Blessed Virgin Mary, to the Friars 
the house of Roseyrc [Rosserk] of the 
me order, in the diocese of Killala, for 
lother house of said order to be built 
fe said chapel, as is, it is said, more fully 
cited in a public instrument. 



But as said Donald Machoagaill doubts 
for certain reasons that his aforesaid gift 
and grant have inherent force, he humbly 
prays that the strength of apostolic con- 
firmation may be accorded to them. 

Thereupon the pope sped a commission 
to the archdeacon of Connor (an. Inoar- 
nacionis Dnoe. 1445, 8 Non. Apr.) direct- 
ing him to inform himself diligently 
regarding the premissa all and singular, 
and if he should find them to be as repre- 
sented to approve and confirm the afore- 
said gift and grant, and whatsoever follows 
from them. The pope likewise granted 
to the Friars of Rosserk licence to accept 
and retain in pcrpetuiom the said lands 
and chapel, and build bye said chapel a 
house for the use and dwelling of Friars 
of said order ; and if said chapel is not 
as yet consecrated to have it consecrated 
by any Catholic bishop in communion 
with the Holy See. Saving the rights 
of the parish Church, etc. If the pro- 
posed foundation should be made as 
above its religious were to have all the 
privileges, indulgences, liberties and ex- 
emptions granted in the past or to be 
granted in the future to the said order and 
its houses. An., gratis pro Deo de Andria. 
(Reg. Eug. IV., an. 15°, lib. 1°.) 

* Semiquinus Machon [recte Mac Eoin alias 
Bistet], 

+ Donald f^allach Machdomnaill. — He seems to 
be identical with Doiinell Ballacti [Macdonnell] 
wlio, according to Mac Firbis in his genealogy 
of the Mac Donnells, was the son of Eoin by Mary 
Bised, heir of the Glenties, as well as of his patri- 
mony in Scotland and in the Hebrides. Alexander 
Macdomnaill would be perhaps his brother. 

Serade kailL — Perhaps Straidkelly, in the par- 
ish of Ticmacrevan (?), co. of Antrim. 

3 April, 1454. 

Rectory of Carrickfergzts. — Abbot 
Patrick and the convent of S. Mary's of 
Wtburne [Woodburn] of the Premon- 
stratensian Order presented a. petition to 
pope Nicholas V. in which they stated 
that although the rectory of the parish 
church of St. Nicholas of Carrickfergus 
was ab antiquo by apostolic concessions 
and grants, with the consent of the pat- 
ron of the same, for certain good reasons, 
then assigned, canonically united, an- 
naxed to and incorporated with said 
abbey, afterwards, however, successu 
temporis it has been, to the great pre- 
judice of the same house by the collation 
guamvis de facto of various bishops of 
Connor, for a long time ruled, or rather 
unduly held by various secular priests and 
clerks, as it is at the present time by John 
Maganngyd, collated to it by John, late 
bishop of Connor. It has come to the 
pope's hearing, referente dicto abbate et 
conventu, that said John being devoid of 
the fear of God, and heedless of his 
soul's welfare, has not feared inter alia 
to waste, dilapidate, and alienate much 
of the property belonging to said rectory, 
on which account ho is very ill spoken of 
in those parts, and is a cause of scandal 



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to many. Wherefore, oa the part of said 
abbot and convent, who say that as the 
rectory aforesaid is in their neighbour- 
hood, they could easily serve it as to its 
needs in divinis et aliis, it is humbly 
prayed that a fitting remedy may be pro- 
vided for this case by the Apostolic Bee. 
The pope, by bull dated Eome tbe year 
of the Incarnation 1454, 5th of the Nones 
of Oct., an. 8, commanded the dean and 
archdeacon of Derry, as the said abbot and 
convent, on account of the power of said 
John Macanngyd, have no hope of obtain- 
ing justice in this case, in the diocese of 
Connor, that they or either of them, if 
the said abbot and convent should renew 
before them the above accusations, and 
bind themselves in scriptis in due form 
of law, vocatis dicto Jokanfie et aliis vo- 
candis, to inform themselves diligently 
de ipsis relatis all and singular, and, if 
they should find said relata et alia ex- 
posita, at least those of sufficient gravity, 
to be true, to pronounce sentence of de- 
position against said John, and remove 
him effectually from his office. If in 
virtue of these presents said privation 
and removal should take place, and that 
what has been alleged regarding the 
union, etc., of said rectory to the afore- 
said abbey is true, then said rectory, 
which has care of souls, and is valued, 
amnibus oneribus ordinariis et eztraor- 
dinariis deductis, at 8 marks yearly, in 
what way soever it should be void, pro- 
vided that at the date of these presents 
no one has a special right therein, is to 
be restored by said dean and archdeacon 
to its former state of union, etc., with 
said abbey, and be by its abbot and con- 
vent held, ruled and possessed ; or said 
dean and archdeacon are to unite, in- 
corporate and annex de novo said rectory 
to the aforesaid abbey, and induct per se 
vel alium seu alios said abbot and convent, 
or their proctor or syndic, in their name, 
into the corporal possession of said rec- 
tory, etc. Notwithstanding, etc. The 
revenues of said abbey were valued at 6 
marks ster. Gratis pro Deo. (Reg. Nic, 
v., an°. 8, lib". 1°, f. 170.) 

24 April, 1456. 

Per. vie. of Aghoghill. — It was alleged 
that though the perpetual vicarage of 
Atheoohtaill [Ahoghill] was vacant by 
the resignation of the late John Ochaelti, 
its former vicar, into the hands of John, 
bishop of Connor, of good memory, and 
was so long vacant that the right of 
appointment to it had lapsed to the Holy 
See, John Macgillaranain, a priest of this 
dioc, is in possession of it for between 
two and three years without any canoni- 
cal title. Thereupon Pope Calixtus III. , 
by bull dated Eome, etc., 8th Kal. May, 
1456, directed the Prior of Dungiven, 
David Omulmuohari and Peter Odubaill, 
canons of Derry, should they, having 
summoned to their presence Maogilla- 



raannan {sic) and all others vocmxioi 
find it vacant in the way alleged, or in 
any other way, etc., to confer it on Pat- 
rick Ochaelti, a priest of the dioo of 
Derry, provided that at the above date 
no one had an especially acquired right 
therein. P. gratis pro Deo, de Varris 
(Reg. Calixti III., an". 2°, lib. l", f. 62.) 

28 May, 1461. 

Mon. o/^TeiZs.— The abbacy of the mon- 
astery of S. John the Baptist de Diserto,* 
O.S.A., dioc. of Connor, being vacant by 
the death of Magonius Ogillamyr, Pope 
Pius II. , by bull dated Rome, etc., 5 Kal, 
June, 1461, directed the Archdeacon of 
Connor to make diligent inquiry as to 
the merits of Maurice Oueill, a priest 
and professed canon of that house, and 
as to his fitness for its government ; and 
should he find him to be a fitting and 
deserving person to appoint him to the 
abbacy, whether vacant as above, or by 
the demise of Bernard Oneill, or Thos. 
Macgillyeman or Odo Oneill, canons of 
said order deceased exi/ra Curiam, or by 
the deprivation of Nemeas Oguym by 
apostolical authority, suis culpis et de- 
meritis exigentibus, or by the resignation 
of any of the above named, or of any 
others, provided that at the above date 
there was no legitimately appointed ab- 
bot there. In case of O'Neil's appoint- 
ment, the archdeacon was licensed by 
the pope to procure for him the abbatial 
benediction from any Catholic bishop 
who is in the enjoyment of the com- 
munion and grace of the apostolic see, 
without prejudice, however, to the rights 
of the Bishop of Connor. (Eeg. Pii II., 
an. 3, lib. 1°, f. 178.) 

8th Nov., 1469. 

Per. vicarage of Antrim. — It was re- 
ported to Pope Paul II., by John Mao- 
gillaerenan, clerk of the dioc. of Connor, 
that Patrick Ografian, per. vicar of the 
parish church of All Saints de Antxoia 
[Antrim], proprie salutis immemor.fam- 
eque sue prodigus, was guilty of simony, 
dilapidation and alienation of some of the 
immoveable property belonging to said 
per. vicarage, and of other grave faults; 
and, although under the ban of ■ ecclesi- 
astical censures, he dared to profane 
divine offices by taking part in their 
celebration, to the peril of his soul, etc. 
Thereupon, the pope by bull dated an. 
Incarnationis dominice 1469, Idibus 
Novembris, commanded the abbot of 
Comor [Comber], William Ooearuolan 
[O'Carolan] and Cornelius OoquoUan, 
canons of Derry, or any two or one of them, 
should Macgiilaerenan renew the said 
charges in thoir presence, and bind him- 
self in scriptis in due form of law, after 
he has done so, to cite said Patrick and 
all others evocandos, to their presence, and 
make diligent inquiry touching the aloie- 
said charges, and, if they should fiM 



CONKOR. 



141 



am to be true, to sentence said Patrick, 
ap. authority, to the perpetual pri- 
bion of said per. vie, and remove him 
ijly therefrom, as the law prescribes, 
jreover, should said privation, etc., 
ke place, in virtue, etc., then, if said 
r. vie, the yearly revenue of which 
es not exceed 4 marks ster., should be 
caut by said privation, etc., or in any 
her way, etc., provided that at the date 
these presents no one had an especially 
quired right therein, to confer it, with 
, its rights, etc., on said John. Not- 
thstanding, etc., or said John's illegiti- 
ite birth (de soUito genitus et soluta) ; 
e pope by special favour dispensing 
erein. (Reg. Pauli II., an. 6°, lib. 1°, 
210.) 

30, f. 22. 

Kilroot par. — This church was founded 
St. Colman, who, Dr. Reeves says, 
aid not have been born before the 
iddle of the fifth century, as, in the 
fe of St. Mac Nisse of Connor, he is 
id to have been in his boyhood while 
ic Nisse was bishop of Connor. His 
ist-day is the 16th of October. Kilroot 
»s one of those churches which in early 
ues were bishops' sees. Near Belfast 
lugh, in the tovpnlaud of Kilroot, is a 
iveyard containing some remains of the 



old church, which was about sixty-six feet 
long, and twenty-four wide . (See Reeves' 
Down aiid Connor.) 

It appears from an Inquisition held at 
Carrigfergus the 6th of April, 1621, that 
James I. , by letters patent dated 1st July, 
an°. 6, granted to Arthur Bassett, his 
heirs and assigns, the rectory, church, 
etc., of KUbroiegh in tuogh Braden 
Island. 

1513, f. 178. 

Mon. de Ynys. — "Now Inch Abbey, 
from the Irish Inis, 'an island.' It has 
been generally supposed that the abbey, 
the ruins of which yet remain, was the 
first religious foundation in this place, 
and that it took the name of Iniscouroy 
in commemoration of its founder, John 
de Courcy. But Mr. O'Donovan, the 
most acute as well (as) accomplished 
Irish scholar of modern days, has shewn 
that a church existed here two centuries 
before John de Courcy's time, and that 
its real name was Inis Cumscraid, pro- 
nounced Inis-cooscry . " (Reeves' Down 
and Connor.) 

A grant of this abbey was made to the 
Earl of Kildare and Mabell, his wife, 
dated 29 Oct., 4° and 5° of Philip and 
Mary, and the heirs male of the Earl 
lawfully to be begotten, etc., free of all 
rent. See Archdall (Mbreasiicow) . 



BISHOPS OF CONNOR. 



March, 1389. John. 

It appears from a bull of Boniface IX., 
ted the 9th Nov., 1889, that, on the 
mise of Paul, bishop of Connor, the 
irgy of that city and diocese, to whom, 

they have no chapter, the election of 
eir bishop de antigua et approbata et 
cteniis pacifice observafa consuetudine 
longs, unaware perhaps that Urban 
'.. had reserved the appointment to the 
ostolic see, unanimously made choice 

John, archdeacon of Connor and in 
iest's orders, as their bishop — to this 
facto election John gave his assent, 
ing unaware of the aforesaid reser- 
tion ; when, however, he came to the 
owledge of it, he proceeded to Rome, 
d had the matter laid before the pope 
the consistory. The election was found 
be null, as it had been made after the 
)resaid reservation. Pope Urban, 
wever, wishing to spare the see the 
:onvenienoe of a prolonged vacancy, 
d in eonsideration of the merits of said 
hn, and that he was the unanimous 
oioe of the clergy, provided him to the 
cant bishopriok on the 4th Kal. April, 
. 11°, but died before the bulls were 
pedited. Boniface IX., by his letters 



dated Rome, V. Id. Nov., an. 1°, decreed 
that the will of pope Urbaii aforesaid 
sheuld have its full effect. (Reg. Boni- 
faoii IX., an°. 1°, lib°. 11"°-, f. 279.) 

On the 5th May, 1389, Revcrondus pater 
dominus Johannes, as bishop of Connor in 
the province of Armagh, personally pro- 
mised the third part of the revenues of 
his see, and five servitia consueta to the 
Camera, all to be paid within a year and 
a half. (Lib. oblig., 1385-97.) 

22 May, 1420. John Oluchaeean. 

It appears from a bull of Martin V., 
dated Rome, etc.. None Kal. Martii, an°. 
4°, that the above John claimed to be 
rector of the par. church of Donaghmore, 
diocese of Armagh, as having been ap- 
pointed thereto, on its vacancy by the 
resignation of Thomas Olucheareau, by 
apostolic authority, and in canonical 
possession of the same ; but Dyonisius 
Ochulean, calling himself dean of Ar- 
magh, opposed his provision, and hin- 
dered his peaceful possession, asserting 
that the rectory belongs to him de jure. 
At the prayer of said John, the General 
Synod of Constance, the Apostolic See 
being then vacant, commissioned Master 



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Appendix 



Henry Frekel, Auditor causanim sacri 
palaeii to hear the case between the par- 
ties, and decide it debito fine. After 
Frekel had made some progress in the 
trial of the suit, Cardinal Golonna suc- 
ceeded to the papacy, as Martin V., and 
continued the said Auditor's commission, 
and while the case was at hearing pope 
Martin appointed said John to the vacant 
see of Connor, but before receiving con- 
secration, and within the time sanctioned 
by canon law de episcopis consecrandis, 
he died extra curiam. The date of John's 
provision is taken from a MS. in the 
Archives of the Consistory. (Reg. Mar- 
tini v., an. 4.) 

5 May, 1421. Eugene Odhomhhaill. 

Martin V. in his bull Apostolatus 
officium, dated Rome, etc., 3 Non. Mail, 
an. 4°, states that while John, bishop of 
Connor, of good memory, was presiding 
over that see, he had reserved the next 
appointment to it to himself, and under- 
standing fide dignis relatihus that it is 
now vacant by the demise of said bishop 
John extra Bo. curiam, he provides 
thereto Eugene Odhomhnaill [O'Don- 
nell], canon of Raphoe, and in sub- 
deacon's orders, cui de litterarum scientia, 
vite mundicia, lionestate morum . 
apud eum laiidabilia testimonia perhi- 
bentur. . . . 

Eadem die (Lune ij. Non. Junii) (? 
Julii), 1422, provisum est, seu mandatum 
est Bullas expediri eoclesie Conneren, in 
Hibernia, vacan. per mortem, de persona 
Eugenii Ootomiel,* non obstante lapsu 
temporis ; quia fuit impeditus infra 
annum. (Lib. prov. S. Collegii, Arch. 
Consist.) 

* Recte Odhomhnaill [O'Donnellj . 

Die Veneris xiii. dicti mensis (Aug"- 
mccccxxiii.) Mauritius Odomnaill (et) 
Thomas Okervolan [Ocarolan], procu- 
ratores . . , nomine R*'- patris dni, 
Ewgenei (sic), Electi Conneren., necnon 
tanquam principales . . . obtulerunt 
Cam''- Ap"^- et Gollegio D. Card, pro suo 
Com. servitio flor. C. auri de Cam"' ad 
quos ecc»- ipsa taxatur, Et quinque 
minuta ser-vitia. . . . Quor. medi- 
etat. intra novem menses prox. vent., et 
reliquam . . . infra alios novem 
menses, ex tunc immediate sequentes 
solvere promiserunt, etc. [Lib. obligat.) 

9th Dec, 1429. Donald. 

Pope Martin V. by his bull Hodie si- 
quidem, dated Rome apud Sanotos Apos- 



tolos V. Id. Dec, anno XIII., ex eertis 
racionabilibus causis ad id suuni indu- 
centibus animum, as he says, sundering 
the bonds that united Eugene and Donald 
respectively to the sees of Connor and 
Derry translated Eugene to Derry and 
Donald to Connor. 

28 Jan., 1431, an°. Incarnationis. John. 

This see being vacant by the demise of 
Donald extra curiam Bomaimm, Eugene 
IV. , by bull dated Rome apud S. Petrum, 
anno Incarnationis Dominice millesimo 
quadringentesimo tricesimo primo.quinto 
Kal. Feb., anno primo, appointed in his 
stead John,* archdeacon of the same, a 
bachelor in deoretis and in priest's orders. 
(Reg. Eugenii IV., an. 1°. lib°. 17, f. 
277. Cod. Lateran.) 

+ {Festade.'] — The same who having been pro- 
moted to the see of Connor, claimed on the de- 
mise of John Cely, Bishop of Down, to be Bishop 
of the united dioceses or Down and Connor, in 
virtue of the decree of Eugene IV. 

12 Feb., 1459. Simon. 

In a bull of Pius II. dated Perugia, an. 
Inc. Dnce. 1458, pridie Id. Feb., an. 1°, 
we are informed that the see of Connor 
being vacant by the death of John, 
Nicholas V., who had reserved its ap- 
pointment to himself, provided to it one 
Patrick as bishop, but he having died 
extra curiam before his bulls were expe- 
dited, the see is again vacant. Pope 
Pius, thereupon, by the above quoted 
\m\\, post deliberacionem quam de prefici- 
endo eidem ecclesie personam utilem et 
etiam fructuosam eum fratribus.suis (the 
cardinals) habuit diligentem, made choice 
of Simon, a member of the order of Friars 
Preachers, in priest's orders, a bachelor 
formatus in divinity, as bishop of the 
vacant see. The pope enjoined on him 
to betake himself to his diocese, as soon 
as his bulls are expedited— to reside there, 
and not to exercise any pontifical functions 
out of his diocese even though requested 
to do so. 

I suppose that nothing came of this 
bull, as Connor had already its bishop. 

Bishop Simon found, it appears, em- 
ployment in England. Stubbs [Reg. Sac. 
Ang.) says of him : Suffragan of Sarum 
1459-1481 ; Exeter 1463. 

See diocese of Down for the continu- 
ation of the episcopal series. 



OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 
DIOCESIS CLUANENSIS. 

1426-1520. 



Diversorum Martini V. 
MCCCCXXVI. 

1. Die xviij. eiusdem (Februarii), Maurianus Magruayrch, principalis, 
bligavit se Camere, super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecolesie 
ce. Trinitatas de Lochluacha,^ Cluanensis dioc, cuius fructus triginta 
larc. sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantis per obitum Vullialmi 
•mallbaechan extra curiam; collate eidem Eome etc., viiij. Kal. Januarii 
nno nono. (1424-27, /. 129.) 

2. Eadem die (vi. Marcii), Willialmus (?) Oduarlla, principalis, obli- 
avit se Cam^- super annata prioratus monasterii Beate Marie de Galynd'' 
rdinis S. Augustini, Cluanen. dioc, cuius fructus, deductis oneribus, 
Bto marc, sterlingorum, communi extimacione, vacantis per obitum 
atricii Oduarlla extra curiam; collate eidem Eome etc., iij. Kal. Pebr., 
Qno nono. [F. 135.) 

3. Eadem die (nona Aprilis), Pergallus Oglarsderg, principalis, obli- 
ivit se Camere, super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie de 
ochluacba [Ballyloughloe] , Cluanensis dioc, cuius fructus viginti 
larc. sterlingorum communi extimacione ; vacantis per obitum Mauriani 
dalyd extra curiam; collate eidem Eome etc., ij. Idus Februarii, anno 
3no. {F. 145.) 

4. Die X. dicti mensis Junii, Gregorius Omayll, principalis, obligavit 
! Camere, super annata commende perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie 
! Fuygre,' Cluanensis dioc, cuius fructus octo marc, sterlingorum com- 
uni extimacione ; vacantis per constitucionem ' Execrabilis ' Ludovici 
dalaebau ; collate eidem Eome etc., xj. Kal. Junii anno nono. {F. 166.) 

5. Eadem die (v. Novembris), Thomas Obraeyn, principalis, obligavit 
Camere, super annata decanatus ecclesie Cluanensis, cuius fructus 

1424-27, f. 129. castle, King's county. St. Canoo or 

1 Lochhiacha. — Called in the Annals Mocanoo erected a monastery in Delvin 
the Pour blasters, a.d. 1475, Baile- Mao Goghlan (a territory now included 

icha-luatha, and now known as Bally- in the barony of Garryoastle) about the 

ighloe; a parish in the barony of year 492. (Act. SS., p. 312.) 

jnlonan, 00. of Westmeath. "Bally- F. 166. 

Ighloe was for many centuries the chief 3 Fuygre.—^ovi Wheery, a parish in 

lidenoe of Magawley, Chief of Galry- the barony of Garryoastle, King's county. 

-Chala, a territory which comprised " There is a townland near the village of 

the parish of Ballyloughloe, which is Ferbane in King's county which gives 

lUocally called Calry." name to a parish, now called Wheery, 

]7. 135. but locally pronounced Fweehra, which 

2 QaVynd.—Gaiivmie, as it is called by is a correct anglicised representation of 

3 Pour Masters, or Gallon (its present Foithre, i.e. woods." (Joyce's Irish 
me) is situated in the barony of Garry- Names) . 



144 Obligationes Pro Annatis 

viginti marc, sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantis per promoo- 
ionem domini Oormaci, Eleoti Cluanensis ; " collati eidem Eome etc. vi 
Nonas Octobris, anno nono. {F. 211.) 

6. Die dicta (x. Julii, mccccxxvi.), una bulla pro Tatheo Ochemyghi 
super perpetua vicaria parrochialis ecc°- de Liethmanchan,* Cluanen 
dioc, cuius fructus quinque marc, sterlingorum communi extimacions' 
fuit restituta sine obligacione. Ita est N. de Valle. (F. 288.) 

MCCCCXXVIII. 

1. Eadem die (secunda Jan.), Odo Omayleoyn, principalis, obligavit 
se Camere, super annata decanatus ecclesie Cluanensis, cuius fructus 
sedecim march, sterlingorum coi. extimacione; vacantis per ingressum 
religionis Malachie Ochinachi extra curiam ; collati eidem Eome, etc, 
xviij. Kal. Januarii annl) iindecimo. (1426-28,/. 99.) 

2. Eadem die (xviii. Maroii), Thomas Ocarnean, Prior monasterii de 
Innocencia^ ordinis S. B(enedicti), Elphinensis dioc, ut principalis et 
privata persona, obligavit se Camere, nomine Wllialmi (sic) Ocarnean, 
super annata archidiaconatus ecclesie Cluanensis, cuius fructus viginti 
march, sterlingorum coi. extimatione, vacantis per non promotionem ad 
ordinem diaconatus Cornelii Orodochan ; collati eidem Eome etc., iij. 
Idus Marcij, anno undecimo. Item promisit producere mandatum 
ratificacionis infra octo menses. {F. 119.) 

Annata Eugenii IV. '^j 

MCCCCXXXII. 

1. Dicta die (xv. Oct.), Mauricius Macaedagain, principalis, obligavit 
se Camere, super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie de Loohlua 
(Ballyloughloe), Cluanen dioc, cuius fructus etc. vigintiquatuor mar- 
eharum sterlingorum communi extimatione ; vacanture per privacionem 
Eergalli Oglasdeirg fiendam, collate eidem Eome etc., anao Incarnacionis 
Dominice mccccxxxij., v. Nonas Octobris, anno secundo. (1431-33, 
/. 167.) 

Diversoruni Eugenii IV. 
MCCCCXLI. 

]. Die xxiiij. eiusdem (Nov.) "Wilbelmus Ocorcrayn, procurator, et 
nomine procuratorio, prout publico instrumento constat, obligavit se 
Camere, nomine Jacobi Obrogay, super annata rectorie parrochialis 

F. 211. vioar because the vicarage is devastated 

i Cormach Mac CozigUan. bywar." 

1427-28, f. 119. 

^- ^°°- 1 Mon. de Innocentia.—l find that in 

5- Liethmanchan. — Becte Liath-Maii- the annates for the dioo. of Elphin, this 

chain, " St. Manclian's grey-land," now monastery is always stated to be dedi- 

Lemanar'han, a parish in the north of cated to SS. Peter and Paul, save in one 

the barony of Garrycastle, in tho King's instance, where it is called St. Mary's, 

county. In the papal Taxation of 1302-6 in every case where it is mentioned in the 

this church is called Lieth, and it is noted annates, it is said to be of 8t. Benedict's 

there " that nothing is received from the order. 



DiocEsis Cluanensis. 145 

ilesie de Lochluatha [Ballyloughloe] alias de Aluaathar, Clonensis 
ote Cluanensis] dioc, cuius fructus etc. quadraginta marcharum ster- 
gorum communi extimatione, vacantis per devolucionem. Collate eidem 
)rencie anno ut supra (mccccxlj.) xvij. kalendas Decembris anno un- 
jimo. (1438-42, /. 286.) 

MCCCCXLIII. 
L. Die iiij. eiusdem (Nov.) una Bulla pro Edimundo Origne, super 
•petua vicaria parrochialis ecclesie de Fayre' Cluanensis dioc, cuius 
ctus etc. sex march, sterlingorum communi extimacione Eestituta 
e obligacione quia infra taxam. (1442-44, /. 247.) 

MCCCCXLVI. 
L. Dicta die (xxij. Nov.) Tatheus Magruairc, principalis, obligavit se 
mere super annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis ecclesie de Lochluatha 
allyloughloe] , Cluanensis dioc, cuius fructus etc. vigintiquatuor march, 
rlingorum communi extimatione, vacature per privationem Mauricii 
,caedagain faciendam. Collate eidem Eome apud S. Petrum anno 
. mcccc°xlvj°. Non. Septembris,* anno xvj°. (1445-47,/. 74.) 

* In bulla Novembris. 
I. Dicta die (ij. Dec.) Donatus Magrueir, ut principalis, obligavit se 
mere, nomine Hylarii' Ymaleachaynd, super annata archidiaconatus 
lesie Cluanensis, cuius fructus etc. octo marcharum sterlingorum 
Qmuni extimatione. Collati eidem per modum nove provisionis, 
me apud S. P(etrum), anno etc. mcccc°xlvi°., quarto kalendas Novem- 
3 anno xvj". {F. 78.) 

Lib. annatar. Oblig. Sixti IIII. 
1476. 
. Die predicta (xiv. Martii) domini Eugenius Omyluly, presbyter 
nen [recte Cluanensis] seu Midensis dioc, et Jacobus Macholayn, 
•icus Clonensis \recte Cluanen] dioc, ut principales et private persone, 
igarunt se Camere Apostolice nomine Eugenii Macholayn, clerici dicte 
neusis [recte Cluanensis] dioc, pro annata decanatus dicte ecclesie 
nensis [recte Cluanen] , cuius fructus duodecim marcharum ster- 
[orum communi extimatione ; vacantis per obitum quondam Odonis 
olloyn olim ipsius ecclesie decani, extra Eomanam curiam defuncti. 
mandatur provideri dicto Eugenio de dicto decanatu sub dat. Eome 
timo kalendas Marcii, anno quinto. Et promiserunt solvere annatam 
i decanatus Camere Apostohce infra sex menses immediate a die 
ite pos38ssionis computandos, sub penis etc. etc Eestituta (fuit 
la) de mandate, quia pro Hibernico etc. (1475-76,/. 103.) 

1112-44, f. 247. the 3rd of August, 1444, Irelius (an Irish 

Fayre. — 1-Tot identified. Latinized equivalent of the Latin Hi- 

1145-47, f. 78. larius) OmuUachlyn (Melaohlin) suc- 

Silarii YinAcachaynd. — The correct ceeded to the archdeaconry of Clomnao- 

. of this surname is likely Ymaleach- noise. So that the Hilarius of the annat 

i=Omullaohlyn. In the Registry of entry and he of the above Registry turn 

bishop Svpayne it is recorded that on out to be identical. 



146 Obligationes pro Annatis 

2. Die xxvj. dicti (Martii) domini Gilbertus Omyguir, perpetuus vi- 
carius de Drumcle/ Laoniensis dioc, Cornelius Odaly, presbyter Clon- 
ensis [recte Cluanensis?] dioc, Jacobus Macholan, clericus Clonensis 
[recie Oluanensis] et Tatheus Otallati [recte Ocallan ?] , presbyter dicte 
Laoniensis dioc, ut prineipales et private persone, obligarunt se Camera 
Apostolice nomine Fergalli Macacghan ? [vel Macaegban] , archidiaooni 
Clonensis [recte Oluanensis], pro annata perpetue viearie parroohialis 
ecclesie de Laicluatd [recte Baile-Locha-luatha, hodie Ballyloughloel 
alias de Stangno [recte Stagno] Cinerum, Clonensis [recte Oluanensis] 
dioc, cuius fructus etc duodecim marcharum argenti communi extim- 
atione, vacantis per obitum quondam Fergalli Oglasdegyt, olim ipsius 
vicarii, extra Eomanam curiam defuncti. Bt mandatur provideri dicto 
Fargallo (sic) de dicta perpetua vicaria, sub dat. Eome pridie Nonas 
Martii, anno quinto. Et promiserunt solvere annatam dicte perpetue 
viearie Oamere Apostolice infra sex menses immediate a die habite 
possessionis computandos, sub penis etc. etc. Restituta (fuit Bulla) de 
mandato, quia pro Hibernico etc. {F. 110.) 

Diversor. Sixti IV. 
1478. 
1. Die prima Aprilis, 1478, Concofinus Ydulyn, presbyter Clonensis 
[recte Oluanensis] dioc, principalis, obligavit se Oamere Apostolice pro 
annata perpetuarum vicariarum parrochialium ecclesiarum de Kyllon- 
aeon alias de Eyncolman,' et de Lochlua [BallyloughloeJ dicte Clonensis 
[recte Oluanensis] dioc, que de iure patronatus laicorum existunt, 
quarum fructus etc. sexdecim librarum sterlingorum communi extim- 
atiorie, vacantium per devolutionem ad curiam. Et mandantur insimul 
uniri, et de eisdem unitis mandatur provideri dicto Concofino, sub dat. - 
Eome kal. Marcii anno septimo. Et promisit solvere annatam dictarum 
unitarum perpetuarum vicariarum Oamere Apostolice vel Oollectori infra 
sex menses immediate a die habite possessionis computandos, sub penis 
Oamere etc. Juravit etc Eestituta (fuit Bulla) de mandato, quia in 

Bulla narratur intrasus, et est pro Hibernico etc (1478-79, /. 1.) 

I 

Diversoruvi Innoc. VIII. 
1485. 
1. Die xvij. eiusdem (Feb.) dominus Bernardus Ydulland, canonicus 
Clonensis [recte Oluanensis^ , principalis, obligavit se Oamere Apostolice 
pro annata duarum parrochialium ecclesiarum unitarum, videlicet de 
Locluat [Ballyloughloe] alias de Stagno cinerum, et alterius de Kyllo- 
melion,' Clonensis [recte Oluanen] dioc, perpetuarum vicariarum quarum 

1475-76, f. 110. 2 Killomelion.~Cillmic-M%lchon,"i\» 

1 Drumcle.—Bede Drumoliff, in Irish ohuroh of the son of Milohu," now Kil- 

Druim-chliabh, "the hill-ridge of has- meelchon, in the parish of Lusmagh, 

kets," a parish also called O'Gormican, barony of Garrycastle in King's county. 

in the co. of Clare and barony of Islands. lu a bull of Adrian VI. (the Nones of 

1478-79, f. 1. September, 1522) Killeliach is given a« 

1 Kyllonacon alias de Eyncolman. — an ahter for Kilomiloon. 

Not identified. 



DiocEsis Cluanensis. 147 

isimul fruotus etc. sexdeoim marcharum sterlingorum secundum com- 
lunem extimationem valorem annuum non excedunt, vacantium ad 
resens ; at que tanto tempore vacarunt quod earum collatio est ad 
edem Apostolicam legitime devoluta; licet quidam Cocofinus Odullaynd 
3r nonnullos annos detinuit, prout adhuc detinet indebite et de facto 
jcupatas. Et mandatur dicta vicaria de Kyllomilcon erigi in prebendam 
;clesie Clonensis [recte Cluanensis] ad vitam ipsius Bernardi, ac vicaria 
3 Locluat prefata eidem erigende prebende, quamdiu prefatus Bernardus 
lam obtinuerit, uniri sub dat. Eome quarto kalendas Pebruarii anno 
rimo. Et promisit solvere annatam dictarum vicariarum infra sex 
lenses a die habite possessionis computandos, sub penis etc. etc. Data 
Euit Bulla] de mandato, quia narratur intrusus, ut prefertur. (1484-85, 
79.) 

1487. 

1. Die xxvij. (Martii) Cohristinus (sic) Ymoleon, clericus Clonensis 
recte Cluanensis] , principalis, obligavit se. co. ex. etc. [recte Camera 
postolice] pro annata de Killeomilenyn [recte Killomilcon] et da Loclua 
Ballyloughloe] alias da Stnnenosinerum [recte Stagno cinerum] par- 
icbialium ecclesiarum Clonensis [recte Cluanensis] dioc, parpatuarum 
Lcariarum, quarum insimul sadacim marcharum sterlingorum fructus 
;c., vacantium per devolutionem iuxta statuta Lateranensis concilii. Et 
3 quibus providetur eidem sub dat. tertio idus Martii anno tertio. Et 
romisit solvere annatam Collector! in partibus infra unum mesam 
Dstquam habuerit possessionem computandum, sub penis Camare, at 
iravitetc. (1486-87,/. 102.) 

2. Die dicta xviiij. Aprilis d. Conradus Macochlayn, canonicus ecolesie 
luanensis, principalis, obligavit se Camare pro annata prioratus mona- 
arii Baate Maria de Galynn [Gallen] or. S. Augustini dicta dioc, cuius 
Tuctus] duodecim marcharum sterlingorum secundum communem etc., 
3r privationam Wlialmi (sic) Odubarlayd, illius prioris, extra curiam 
ciandam, vacaturi. Et de quo providetur eidam Conrado sub dat. vj. 
ilendas Aprilis, anno tertio. Et promisit solvere annatam, infra unum 
ansem a die habite possessionis computandum, Colleetori Camera in 
irtibus, sub penis Camare; et iuravit. {F. 114.) 

Diver sorum Alexandri VI. 
1494. 

1. Dicta die (xxvj. vel xxvij. Aprilis) dominus Jacobus Maclochain 
■ecte Macochlain ?] , clericus Clonensis [recte Cluanen] dioc, principaUs, 
)ligavit se Camera Apostolice pro annata prioratus monasterii per 
■iorem soliti gubernari Baate Marie de Ghalynd [Gallen] or. S. Augus- 
li dicte dioc, cuius etc, duodecim marcharum sterlingorum communi 
:timatione ; de quo mandatur sibi provider! par davolutionam, vocatis 
(candis etc., sub dat. idibus Aprilis anno sacundo. Et promisit solvere 
ctam annatam collector! in partibus more hibernicali. Juravit etc. 
494-95,/. 44.) 



148 Obugationes pro Annatis 

2. Dicta die (xxiiij. Aprilis) una bulla pro Johanne Odathayn, olerieo 
Clonensis [recte Cluanen] dioc, super erectione vioarie parroohialis 
ecclesie de Teacsarayn,^ Clonensis [recte Cluanensis] dice, cuius etc. 
sex marcharum, sub dat. idibus Aprilis anno secundo ; restituta (fuit 
sine obligatione) quia Hibernicus etc. {F. 212.) 



1497. 

1. Die XX. Julii ven"'- vir Thadeus Mi-jhegayn, clericus Clonensis [rectt 
Cluanen] dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata 
perpetue vicarie parroohialis ecclesie de Aythmanachany [recte Liath 
Manchain, Lemanaghan] dicte dioc, cuius fructus duodecim marcharum 
sterlingorum non excedunt ; vacantis certo modo. Et providetur eidem 
Thadeo sub dat. kalendis Julii, anno quinto. Eestituta (fuit Bulla) quia 
in Bulla narratur intrusus. Et promisit solvere annatam infra annum 
et mensem Collectori in pai'tibus sub penis Camere ; et iuravit. (1497- 
98, /. 44.) 

1499. 

1. Die xxiij. eiusdem Deoembris, Dominus Terentius Omelaolayn, 
clericus Clonensis [recte Cluanensis] dioc, principalis, obligavit se Ca- 
mere Apostolice pro annata decanatus ecclesie Clonensis [recte Cluan- 
ensis] , cuius [fructus] duodecim, necnon perpetue vicarie parroohialis 
ecclesie de Loclua [Ballyloughloe] dicte dioc, cuius vigintiquatuor 
marcharum sterlingorum secundum communem extimationem valorem 
annuum non excedunt, vacantium, videlicet decanatus, per obitum 
quondam Eugenii Mathoblayn [? recte Macochlayn] ipsius ecclesie 
decani, extra Eomanam curiam defuncti, et parroohialis predicta certo 
modo vacan. ; et que parroohialis mandatur uniri eidem decanatiu quamdiu 
illam prefatus Terentius obtinuerit ; et decanatus provider! eidein, sub 
dat Eome, quinto kalendas Decembris anno octavo. Et promisit Bolvere 
annatam Collectori in Ibernia infra tres menses a die habite possessionis 
computandos, sub penis Camere etc. Juravit etc. (1499, /. 167.) 

Dwersorum Julii II. 

1511. 

1. Die ij. dicti (Aprilis) Dominus Terentius Omylecly, clericus Clon- 
ensis [recte Cluanensis] , obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata 
decanatus ecclesie Clonensis [rect» Cluanen] certo modo vacantis, ac 
vicarie de Athluayn' et de Kyllomyliol [Kilmeelchon] dicte dice, 

1494-95, f. 212. Masters, a.d. 1541, note s ) Nothing 

1 Teacsarayn. — "i.e. St. Saran's remains of the abbey founded here about 

church, now Tisaran, an old church the beginning of the sixth century, 
giving name to a parish in the barony of 

Garrycastle, King's county. It is situ- 1510-11, f. 70. , ^ . 

ated in the centre of the demesne of 1 Athluayn.—i.e. the ford of Luain, 

Moystown ... on the west side of a man's name formerly very common, 

the river Brosna, and near it is a holy says Joyce (Irish Nmnes), now Athlone, 

well dedicated to St. Baran." (An. Four It is divided by the Shannon— that pot- 



DiocEsis C1.UANENSIS. 149 

aorum insimul (fructus) trigintasex marcarum sterlingorum non exce- 
ant. Eti mandatur provideri eidem sub dafc. octavo kalendas Martii, 
ino viij°. Bt promisit solvere Collectori in partibus, more hibernico, 
lb penis etc. Juravit etc. Eestituta (fuit Bulla) quia per privationem 
I foi-ma iuris. (1510-11, /. 70.) 

Diversoravi Leonis X. 

1520. 

1. Dicta die (xxix. Jan.), dominus Mauritius Makolayn, canonicus 
luanensis, obligavit se pro annata prioratus monasterii Beate M*- de 
alynd [Gallen] , ord. Sancti Augustini, Cluanensis dioc, vacantia per 
ritum Jacobi Macolayn, cuius duodecim marcharum sterlingorum fructus 
Dn excedunt. Bt providetur eidem Mauritio, ac unitur perpetua vicaria 
irrochialis ecclesie de Lyemanikayn [Lemana'ghan] prioratui predicto 
I eius vitam ; cuius (fructus) octo marcharum sim ilium, sub dat. Eome 
larto nonas Januarii, anno septimo. (1519-20,/. 94.) 

Dn which is on the west side of this that on the eastern bank is in the barony 
vei is in the barony of Athlone, county of Brawny, county of Westmeath, and 
Eoscommon, and dioc. of Elphin — diocese of Clonmacnoise. 



I50 
APPEND IX 



1398-1S22. 



29th May, 1398. 

Deanery of Clonmacnoise. — The above 
deanery, which is the major dignity in 
the cathedral of the same, has cure of 
souls and a yearly income not exceeding 
six marks sterling, is now vacant because 
Louis Odalachan while in possession 
thereof having been by ordinary autho- 
rity collated to the per, vicarage of Fyend 
[ ], in this diocese, has con- 

tinued, contrary to the canons, to hold 
the deanery together with said per vic- 
arage. Boniface IX., by bull bearing 
date nil. Kal. June, an. 9°, addressed, 
among others, to Marianus OmoUuoyn, 
canon of Clonmacnoise, ordered that, 
vocatis dicto Ludovico et aliis qui fuerint 
evocandi, in whatsoever way said deanery 
should be found vacant, that it should 
by apostolic authority be conferred on, 
and assigned to, Malaohy Okenny, clerk 
of the dioc. of Clonfert, provided that at 
the date of these presents no one had an 
especially acquired right therein. (Reg. 
Bonifacii, an. ) 

1 Aug., 1398. 

The perpetual vicarage of Fygri[Wheery] 
dioc. of Clonmacnoise, the yearly fruits, 
etc., of which do not exceed six marks 
sterling, is now vacant by reason that 
Louis Odolochayn, its former per. vicar, 
having obtained peaceable possession 
thereof, has, without any apostolic dis- 
pensation, contrary to the canons, for 
more than twelve months held, and still 
holds said per. vicarage together with 
the deanery of Clonmacnoise ; and said 
per. vicarage is so long vacant that the 
right of collating to it has legitimately 
lapsed to the apostolic see. The pope 
(Boniface IX.) by bull dated Rome, etc. 
Kal. Aug., an. nono, ordered that if, 
vocatis eodem Lodovico, et aliis qui fue- 
rint evocandi, said per. vicarage, which 
is of lay patronage, should be found to 
be vacant as aforesaid, or in any other 
way, provided that at the date of these 
presents no one had a special right therein, 
should be by apostolic authority con- 
ferred on, and assigned to, Nemeas 
Oferagi, priest of this diocese. 

16 July, 1401. 

Enaghtrayn.— The vicarage of this 
parish church being void by the death in 
curia of Cornelius M^Keallachayn, Gerald 
Bishop of Clonmacnoise conferred it by 
his ordinary authority on Donald Ycul- 
layn, priest of said diocese, who in virtue 
of said collation has held and possessed 
it, and still holds it. But as ho for cer- 
tain reasons doubts whether his collation 
and provision hold good, and it is said 



that the vicarage is still void, Boniface 
IX. by bull dated the 7th of the Kalends 
of Aug., an. XII., commanded the dean 
of Clonmacnoise, should he on diligent 
inquiry, find that said Donald bene legit, 
bene construit, et bene cantat, ac congrue 
loquitur latinis verbis, and is otherwise 
fit for said vicarage ; or even if at present 
he can't sing well, provided he makes 
oath that within a year from the date of 
his examination he will learn to sing 
well, whether such vicarage is vacant in 
the way asserted, or in any other way, 
provided that at the date of these presents 
Donaldus is not an intruder in said vic- 
arage, and that at the date of these pre- 
sents no one has an especially acquired 
right therein, to confer it on Donald, 
and assign it to him. (Reg. Bonifaoii 
IX., an. 12^^, lib. 136, fol. 47.) 

25th May, 1410. 

Priory of All Saints' Island, — The 
Austin priory of Oilean 5ia naem alias de 
Insula Sanctorum [Island of All Saints], 
the yearly fruits, etc., of which do not 
exceed 100 marks sterling, being now 
vacant by the demise of its prior WiUiam 
Magunbui? extra Romanam curiam, 
John XXIII. by bull dated Bologna, 
VIII. Kal. June, an. 1°, commanded the 
Bishops of Vesprim and Clonmacnoise 
and the Abbot de Benedictione Dei [Beo- 
tive] in the diocese of Meath, that they, 
or any two or one of them, per se vel alium 
seu alios, should confer on, and assign to, 
Kianano Ofeargail [O'Parrell], a monk 
of the monastery de Flumine Dei [Kil- 
beggan] of the Cistercian order, diocese 
as above, and in priest's orders, tlie 
aforesaid priory, which has care of souls, 
is elective and conventual, whether va- 
cant as above mentioned, or in any other 
way, provided that at the date of these 
presents no one had an especially ac- 
quired right therein. Notwithstanding 
that the religious habit worn in the mon- 
astery of Oilean na naem differs in colour 
and form from that worn in the mon- 
astery de Flumine Dei. The pope wills 
that the said Kiananny, si et postqium 
he gets peaceable possession of said priory, 
ex tunc shall wear the regular habit such 
as is worn in the monastery of Oilean 
na naem and conform to the laws of S. 
Austin's order. (Reg. Jo. XXIII., an. 
1°, lib. 4°, f. 237. Cod. Lateran.) 

nth June, 1410. 

Priory of Gallen. — Donatus Odubuarla, 
Prior of St. Mary's of Gallen and his con- 
vent representing to Pope John XXIII. 
that they were maxima patipertate gra- 
vati, as, although their income (XII. 



Clonmacnoise. 



151 



markj yearly) was barely sufficient, even 
misere vivendo, for the maintenance of a 
prior and three canons, and the discharge 
of other obligations incumbent on them, 
still, owing to the importunate requests 
of many, at times powerful persons, 
whom they can't refuse, they are con- 
strained to receive others as canons, to 
the consequent inconvenience and suf- 
fering of their community. Wherefore 
they besought the Pope to grant them a 
remedy befitting their case. Thereupon, 
by buU (Bononie, III. Id. Jun., an. 1") he 
forbad under pain of nullity any future 
increase in this community, beyond a 
Prior and three canons, unless, annuente 
Domino, adaucte ftierint huiusmodi fa- 
cilitates. This prohibition was extended 
even to those who had letters from the 
Holy See or its Legates, unless this pre- 
sent indult was inserted therein de verba 
ad verbum. (Reg. Jo. XXIII., a" 1°, lib. 
i", fol. 84.) 

15 Aug., 1410. 

As it was asserted that the perpetual 
vicarage of Laychmanchan, recte Liath- 
Manchain, now Lemanaghan, the yearly 
value of which does not exceed 6 marks, 
was vacant by the death of Malaohy 
Oflauin? and vacant so long that the 
right of collation had lapsed to the apos- 
tolic see, John XXIII. being desirous of 
conferring a special favour on Malachy 
Oduburla, prior of St. Mary's Gallen, 
who says that the revenues of that house 
are bo scanty that they are insufficient 
for his fitting support, in view of his 
merits, etc., ordered by bull Bologna, 
XVIII. Kal. Sept., an. 1°, that said per. 
vicarage should be granted in commendam 
to him ad vitam, to be held by him to- 
gether with said priory, provided that 
matters are as represented, etc., and that 
at the date of these presents no one had 
a special right therein. Stephanus (gra- 
tis) pro Deo, de Pratis. (Reg. Job. 
XXIII., an. 1, lib. 4, f. 129.) 

6 Nov., 1422. 

The archdeaconry of Clonmacnoise 
being vacant by the death of Magouius 
Mechollan extra curiam, Philip, Bishop 
of Clonmacnoise, by his ordinary autho- 
rity conferred it on Cornelius Orodochan, 
who, in virtue of said appointment, ob- 
tained possession of the same, which ho 
still holds. Subsequently, however, 
being for certain reasons doubtful that 
his provision holds good, ho laid the 
matter before the pope, who understand- 
ing that said benefice is known to be still 
vacant, and desiring to confer a favour 
on said Cornelius, who is highly recom- 
mended to him for his integrity of life 
and conversation, by bull' dated the VIII. 
of the Ides of Nov., an. V., directed the 
prior of Gallen, should he, on diligent 
examination, find Cornelius fit, to appoint 
him to the archdeaconry, provided that 
at the date of these presents no one had 



a special right therein. Notwithstanding 
that he holds a canonry and prebend in 
the cathedral of Clonmicnoise, the yearly 
fruits, etc., of which do not exceed two 
marks. (Reg. Mart. V., an. V., lib. 72, 
f. 14.) 

Cf. 1424-27, f. 129. 

Ballylov/jhloe. — O'Donovan, who ex- 
amined the localities of this parish in 
1837, says that its more remarkable 
places were then : 1. the lake from which 
the place derived its name, but now 
(1851) nearly dried up. It was a short 
distance to the north of the old house of 
Mount-Temple. 2. Magawley's castle, 
of which only one vault remains. 3. 
Dun-Egan castle, a mere ruin lying east 
of the village. 4. The site of a small 
abbey near Magawley's castle. 5. Ruins 
of a small chapel near the modern Pro- 
testant church. (An. Four Masters, a.d. 
1475, n. .) 

In a later Annat entry, this name, 
Lochluaoha, is latinised Stagnum cin-^ 
erum, and the parish church is said to be 
dedicated to the Holy Trinity. 

O'Donovan says that the Magawleys 
of this district are to be distinguished 
from the Mao Awleys of Fermanagh as 
well as from those of the county of Cork, 
who are in name and race totally diffe- 
rent from those of Calry. The late Count 
Magawley of Prankford, in the King's 
county, was, according to CD., the last 
Chief of this family who lived in Ireland. 
{Irish Topog. Poems, No. 4G.) 

Cf. 1424-27, f. 135. 

Priory of Galltn. — The convent of the 
above priory ignorant, it is supposed, 
that its provision had been reserved to 
the pope, elected Donatus Oduarlla, a 
fellow canon, prior of the same. He was 
five years or more in possession when the 
matter was made known to pope Mart. V. , 
who, thereupon, by bull [? Ill, Kal. Feb. , 
an. 9) directed the archdeacon of Clon- 
macnoise, Laurence Ofruan and Louis 
Ochiuan, canons of the same church, to 
cite Donatus and all others who of right 
should be cited, and if they should find 
the said priory vacant canonioally in the 
way asserted, or in any other way, etc., 
te confer it on William Oduarlla. (Reg. 
Mart, v., an. 9, lib. 116, f. 150. C. Lat.) 

According to the annat entry the pre- 
decessor of William Oduarlla in the priory 
of Gallen was Patrick Oduarlla ; Donatus 
Oduarlla was ignored as he was not legiti- 
mately elected. 

Moil, of Gallen. — "A monastery was 
erected here by S. Canoe of Cell Mucraisi, 
an°. 492. He is sometimes called Mo- 
chonog. He was a son to the King of the 
Britons. The connection with Britain 
■appears to have been always preserved ;■ 
for when we read of this monastery's 
having been burnt to the ground in the 



152 



Appendix 



year 820, we find tliat it was restored by 
a party of emigrants from Wales, who 
afterwards founded ^a celebrated school, 
whence it acquired its ancient name of 
Gaillinne na m Bretann, or Gallen of the 
Britains. The ruins of a fifteenth cen- 
tury church are still standing here (near 
the village of Firbane), about two hun- 
dred yards from which is a low grassy 
mound, probably the site of the original 
foundation," (Petrie's Christian In- 
saiptions, edited by Miss Stokes.) 

Priory of Gallen. — A lease under com- 
mission, 26 Sept., IX. of Elizabeth, was 
granted to George Bowrchyer, gent., of 
the site of the monastery of Canons of 
Gallen, in MoCoglan's country, the lands 
of Gallen, the moieties of the tithes of 
the rectories of Pyrrye alias Pywyre, 
Gallen and Rennagh, late in the county 
Westmeath, now united to the King's 
county ; a moiety of the tithes, due to 
the monastery of Larragh in O'Perrall 
Bane's country, excepted. To hold for 
21 years ; rent £3 12s. 2d. Maintaining 
one English horseman, not to let except 
to English by both parents, and not to 
charge cayne. Pine £3, 31 Jan., XIII. 
(Plants — Elizabeth.) 

On the 4th June, 1612, the site of this 
house with the church, cemetery, etc., 
were granted to Sir Ger. Moore, at the 
yearly rent of £8 12s. 2d. (Archdall's 
Monasticon.) 

Cf. 1424-27, t. 166. 

The benefice of Puygre being vacant by 
the constitution Execrabilis, inasmuch 
as Louis Odalaohan, dean of Clonmac- 
noise, on whom it had been conferred, 
continued to hold said deanery with it. 
Martin V. , by bull dated as in the annat 
entry bad the archdeacon of Clonmac- 
noise to give it in commendam to Gregory 
Omayl, when he should have made pro- 
fession of the Cistercian rule in the abbey 
of Granard. Si est ita — i.e. if the ex2:>osita 
in his case are true, and provided that 
the said benefice is vacant in the way 
alleged, or in any other way, etc. (Eeg. 
Mart, v., an. 9, lib. 116, f, 188.) 

Cf. 1442-44, f. 247. 

Per. vicarage of Fayre. — Edmund 
O'Eigne's immediate predecessor in the 
above benefice was Nemeas Ohearagayd. 
O'Eigne's bull was dated 14th of the 
Kalends of Nov., 1443, an. 13. It con- 
tained the following clause : vocato Nigra 
Omaild, qui se gerit pro monacho monrii- 
de Granardo etc. , qui nullo canonico titulo 
sibi suffragante per septennium detinuit, 
proiit detinet indebite occuxiatum. (Eeg. 
Eug. IV., an. 13, etc. 

Of. 1424-27, f . 288. 

Par. ch. of Lemanaghan. — O'Clery in 
his Calendar of Irish Saints, p. 27, says ; 
" Manohain, of Liath, son of Indagh. 



. . . There is a church called Liath- 
Manchain, or Leth-Manchain, in Deal- 
bhna-Mhec-Cochlain " [all the present 
barony of Garryoastle in King's co., save 
the parish of Lusmagh]. His relics are 
at the same place in a shrine, v/hich is 
beautifully covered with boards on the 
inside, and with bronze outside them, 
and very beautifully carved." This 
shrine, one of the very few treasures of 
the early Irish Church still in Catholic 
hands, is religiously preserved in the 
church of Boher near the station of 
Prospect on the Great Southern and 
Western railway to Athlone. 

In a paper on "St. Manohan, his 
church and shrine," in the Irish Ecc. 
Record of March, 1886, we are told that 
St. Manchan's shrine is a yew-wood 
chest of cruciform figure — that is of a 
wedge resting on its base with the edge 
upwards. Its two principal sides which 
slope upwards after the manner of a 
double reading desk, overlap both the 
base and the triangular ends or gables. 
It is artistically covered with brass-work, 
inlaying of ivory and enamelling. On 
each of its two sides are crosses formed 
in the centre and extremities by five 
large cups or pater*. Underneath are 
brass figures in low-relief. Those of one 
side are all gone, but on the other side 
eleven still remain. There are fifty-two 
figures missing which filled in the other 
six compartments. "This reliquary," 
says Petrie, "sadly mutilated as it is, 
still preserves enough of its original 
characteristic features to enable us to 
form a correct idea of its primeval, costly 
and elaborate beauty." St. Munohan 
died, according to the Chronicon Scoio- 
rum, of the yellow plague which raged in 
Ireland in 661. Petrie, who visited his 
oratory or church at Lemanaghan, says 
that it is " an interesting characteristic 
specimen of the architecture of the 
seventh century." This saint's feast- 
day is the 24th January. 

30th March, 1459. 

Archdeaconry of Clonmacnoise. — The 
archdeaconry above named, which is a 
dignity but not major after the pontifical, 
has no cure of souls, is not elective and 
the yearly value of which does not exoe«d 
eight marks sterling, being at present 
vacant by the death of * Hilary Omul- 
chlaynd (written in the Annat entry, 
Ymaleachaynd) , pope Pius II. being de- 
sirous of conferring a gracious favour on 
Toruletus Macchotlayn {recte Maocho- 
clayn) , clerk of this diocese, now in the 
19th year of his age or thereabouts, and, 
as he says, of a princely family ex utrogue 
parente procreatus, who besides is much 
commended to him for his blameless life 
and conversation, etc., commanded, by 
bull dated 3rd Kal. April, 1459, the prior 
of S. Mary's, Durrow, should ho, on 
diligent examination find said Torvoleus 



Clonmacnoise. 



153 



(sic) to be fit for the vacant archdeaconry 
to confer it with all its rights and ap- 
purtenances, on him, whether it should 
ha void as aforesaid or in any other way, 
etc., or by the voluntary resignation of 
said Hilary or any other, . . . pro- 
vided that at the date of these presents, 
no one had a specially acquired right 
therein. Inducting . . . Notwith- 
standing . . . , or that said Tervoleus 
is under age, being but 19 years old, as 
before mentioned ; the Pope dc speciali 
gracia dispensing thereupon — Provided 
that said archdeaconry shall not on that 
account be defrauded of its wonted ser- 
vices. Given at Siena the year of our 
Lord's Incarnation, 1459, 3 Kal. April, 
anno 1°. 

* Hilary, Identical, perhaps, with Irelius 

Mullachlyn who, according to Swayne's Register 
succeeded to the archdeaconry of Clonmacnoise 
on the 3rd of August, 1444. 

5 Sept., 1522. 

Deanery of Clonmacnoise. — It having 
been reported to pope Adrian VI. that the 
deanery of Clonmacnoise, and the per- 
petual vicarages of the par. churches of 
Lochluart [recte Lochluath, Ballylough- 
loe], Killeliach alias Killomilcon [Kil- 
meelohon], Achluayn [recte Athluayn, 
Athlone] and Liemaohain [recte Liath- 
Manchain, Lemanaghan] and the priory 
of S. Mary of Galind [Gallen] of the 
Regular Canons of S. Austin, all in the 



diocese of Clonmacnoise, are now vacant, 
and have been so long so, that the right 
of collation to them has, according to 
the statutes of the- Lateran Council, 
lapsed to the apostolic see, yet the dean- 
ery, and the vicarages of Ballyloughloe, 
Kilmeelohon and Athlone are in posses- 
sion de facto of Ysac Ymoleon ; Maurice 
Macholayn holds the vicarage of Leman- 
aghan, and the priory is in possession of 
said Maurice, and Fargalus Oduelayr, 
who divide its income between them. 
Thereupon the pope by bull dated Rome 
etc., an. etc., 1522, the Nones of Sept., 
directed the archdeacon of Clonmacnoise, 
Donatus Omuleon and Odo Machonayn, 
canons respectively of Clonmacnoise and 
Ardagh, to cite to their presence the above 
Ysac , Maurice and Pergalus and all others 
who de jure should be cited, and unite 
the aforesaid archdeaconry, priory and 
per. vicarages to the canonry and prebend 
held by Terence Omaleachlayn, junior, 
in the cathedral of Cloinnacnoise, so long 
as he shall hold them, in whatsover way 
said archdeaconry, etc., shall be found 
to be vacant, save by the demise in curia 
Bomana, or ex persona Terentii senioris. 
The revenue of the above vacant benefices 
does not exceed sixty marks yearly. 
There is the usual proviso that these 
benefices shall not by reason of said union 
be defrauded of due spiritual assistance, 
and that in any of them having cure of 
souls it shall be by no means neglected. 



BISHOPS OF CLONMACNOISE. 



30th Jan., 1388) MiLoCoRR 
9th Nov., 1389 J "^'^° ^°'^''- 

This diocese being vacant by the de- 
mise extra curiam of Philip of good 
memory, and reserved to the apostolic 
see by pope Urban VI., he having taken 
counsel with his brethren, the cardinals, 
provided to it on the 3rd of the calends 
of Feb., an. 10, Milo Corr, a Franciscan, 
in priest's orders, who had been recom- 
mended to him on trustworthy testimony 
for his learning, blameless life and con- 
versation, etc. ; but Urban having died 
before Milo's bulls were expedited, lest on 
that account his appointment should fall 
through, Boniface IX., by his apostolic 
letters Et si cunctis, dated Rome, V. Ides 
Nov., an. 1°, ratifying the choice of Urban, 
committed the vacant see to the rule and 
government of Milo, with the prayer 
quatenus impositiim sibi a Domino onus 
regiminis dicte eccl' suscipiens reverenter 
curam etc. sic gerat etc. quod eadem ecC^- 
gubernatori circumspecto etc. se commissam 
etc. (Reg. Bonifatii IX., an. 1°, lib ii™"- 
i' 273-) 

On the 20th Dec, 1391, Milo Corr, 
Bishop of Clonmacnoise, was for this time 



only (on account of his poverty) freed 
from the payment of the tax Communis 
servicii. (Lib. ob. 1385-97.) 

16 Nov., 1397. Philip. 

It appears from a bull of Boniface IX. 
bearing date XVI. Kal. Dec, an. g° (=16 
Nov., 1397) that some time before Philip, 
who for fourteen years had in a praise- 
worthy manner ruled as abbot the Cis- 
tercian monastery of St. Mary's, Granard, 
had at the request of Stephen abbot of S. 
Mary's, Dublin, and as such pater abbas 
of Granard, freely resigned the aforesaid 
abbey of Granard into said Stephen's 
hands. Subsequently, interveniente trac- 
tcitu et loiiga deliberacione of said pater 
abbas in the presence, and with the free 
consent of William abbot of Granard and 
his convent, it was stipulated solemniter 
that said Philip should receive and retain 
in proprios usus for a certain time, or 
until he shall be provided with some other 
dignity, the rectory sine ciira of St. Mary 
de* Mogbrechri, in the dioc. of Ardagh, 
and some parcells of land, viz. Cluenu- 
orena and Direach belonging to Granard 
abbey. But as pope Boniface has lately 



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provided said Philip to tlie see of Clon- 
macnoise, tlie yearly fruits, etc., of wliich 
do not exceed xx. marks, its revenues 
being so slender are insufficient for his due 
maintenance, wherefore, at the humble 
prayer of said Philip, the pope licensed 
him to hold together with the bishoprick 
aforesaid the said church of Mogbrechri 
and the parcells of land before mentioned, 
for the time expressed in the stipulation 
or compact named above. (Reg. Bon. 
IX., an. 9°, f. 8i.) 

^ Mogbrechri frtcte Magh-Breacruighe). — There 
is no place in the Co. of Longford now so called 
unless Barry be a corruption of it. Barry is a 
village in tlie parish of Taghshinny, near Bally- 
mahon, where the ruins of a castle are now to be 
seen. (O'Donovan: An. Fouy Masters.) 

Henricus etc. Quod Rdns pater dominus 
Philipus Electus in Episcopum Cluanen., 
pro parte partis sui com^- servicii 5 flor- 
enos de Cam*- nobis . . die dat. 

presentium, tempore debito, personaliter 
solvit etc. Dat. ut supra die xxvi. mensis 
Nov., pontificatus (Bonifacii IX.) anno 
nono. 

He paid another portion of his tax on 
the loth of Dec. (1400), an. XII. {Lib. 
sotut. 1389-1406, f. 81. 

There is a marginal note in the above 
entry which states that Philip was pro- 
moted to Clonmacnoise in the gth year 
of Boniface IX. On the loth Dec, 1400, 
he paid another portion of his tax. 

26 Sept., 1423. David Prendugus. 

Eadem die (Veneris 8° Kal. Octobris, 
anno 6°, Martini 5), provisum est Ec- 
clesia; Cluanensi, provincial Armachana;, 
in Hybernia, vacanti per mortem, de per- 
sona fratris David Prendugus ordinis 
Cisterciensis. {Lib. provis. S. Collegii.) 

1425, nth Tan. ) 

1426 8th July I CoRHEHus Mac Cou&hlin. 

In the Codex in titled Lib . provisionum , 
cited above, there are two entries anent 
Mac Coughlin's appointment to Clon- 
macnoise; they are as follows : "Eadem 
die Mercurii tertio Idus Januarii (anno 
8°, Martini 5) provisum est Ecclesiae 
Cluanen., in Hybernia, vacanti per mor- 
tem, licet de altero fuerit provisum, quia 
non fecit confici BuUas, infra annum, de 
persona Cornithi Mecerlan (sic), Decani 
dicte Ecclesiae, cum dispensatione oppor- 
tuna. Eadem die octavo Idus Julii (anno 
8°, Martini 5), provisum est Ecclesix 
Cluanen., vacan. per mortem, de persona 
Cormachii, cui alias de dicta Ecclesia 
fuerat provisum, sed infra annum litteras 
non expediverat, propter quod de novo 
censebatur vacare, cum dispensatione 
opportuna super defectu natalium quam 
patitur de soluto et soluta genitus etc., 
ut alias fuerat dispensatum etc. 

By bull, dated Genazano, in the dioc. 
of Prseneste. the 4th of the Nones of Aug. , 
an. 9° (=2 Aug , 1426), pope Martin V. 
granted to Cormac bishop elect of Clon- 



macnoise, at his request, license to receive 
consecration from any Catholic bishop 
of his choice who is in the enjoyment of 
the communion and favour of the apos- 
tolic see, ascitis et in hoc sibi assistentibus 
duobus vel tribus Catholicis episcopis simi- 
lem gratiam et communionem habentibus. 
(Reg. Mart. V., etc.) 

Sept. i8th, 1444. John Odalay. 

On the voidance of this see by the 
demise of Cormac Mac Coughlan extra 
curiam, Eugene IV., who had previously 
reserved to himself its appointment, by 
his bull Divina disponente, dated St. 
Peter's, Rome, the year of the Incar- 
nation 1444, 14th Kal. Oct., an. 14, pro- 
vided to it John Odalay, a Franciscan, 
Bachelor in theology, and in priest's 
orders, cui de religionis zelo, vile mun- 
dicia, honestate morum, . . . aliisque 
multiplicium virtutum donis, apud eum 
fidedigna testimonia perhibentur. (Reg. 
Eug. IV., an. 15°, hb. 1°, f. 174.) Odalay 
personally promised on the 5th Oct., 1444, 
to pay the tax of com. service for his 
church, viz. 33 J florins. On the 8th April, 
1445, his proctor, Thomas de Spinellis, 
obtained for him a delay of payment for 
yet 8 months more. {Lib. oblig.) 

27th Oct., 1449 Thomas. 

A petition was lately presented to pope 
Nicholas V. in behalf of Thomas bishop 
of Clonmacnoise, then apparently resid- 
ing in England, in which he states that 
on account of the wars and other calam- 
ities which have for a long time prevailed 
and still prevail in those parts where his 
diocese exists, its fruits, etc., are so attenu- 
ated, or rather so dilapidated and usurped 
that he receives nothing from them for his 
maintenance, or towards the discharge of 
the obligations that are incumbent on him; 
neither has he any mensal dwelling house 
to which he can betake himself There- 
upon the pope, lest said Thomas, who, 
he is informed, de principum et magnorum 
nobilium genere procreatits cxistit, should 
to the dishonour of the episcopal dignity, 
be compelled to beg, as an aid towards 
his maintenance, gave him license, at 
his request, to accept in commendam a 
benefice with or without cure, of any 
yearly value, to which he should be le- 
gitimately collated or provided, and to 
hold it so long as he should be Bishop 
of Clonmacnoise ; with the proviso, how- 
ever, usual in like cases. Given at 
Fabriano, anno, etc., Sl.ccccxlviiij., sexto 
Kal. Nov., anno tertio. Reg. Nic. V. 
(Secret), No. 390, f. LXXXX.) 

Robert, who is named in 
the provision next following. 

2ist July, 1458. William. 

This diocese being vacant by the death 
extra curiam of Robert, and reserved to 
pope Calixtus III., he, by his bull Romani 



Bishops of Clonmacnoise. 



^55 



pontificis bearing date St. Peter's, Rome, 
the year of the Incarnation 1458, 12th 
Kal. Aug., an°. 4°, provided to it William, 
prior of the house of Austin canons of 
Benkburne, diocese of Durham, in priest's 
orders and of legitimate age, who had 
been on reliable testimony recommended 
to him for his learning, integrity of life, 
and as provident in temporal matters, and 
in spiritual concerns circumspect, etc. 
(Reg. Calixti III., an°. 4°, lib. 1°, f. 154.) 

Concurrent letters recommending said 
William to his Metropolitan, the arch- 
bishop of Armagh, were sent by the Pope. 
He also licensed him to receive conse- 
cration from any Catholic bishop of his 
choice, etc. 

Dicta die (xxij. Sept., Mcccclviii.), ha- 
buit prefatus dns. Vicethesaurarius, dicto 
dno. Ambrosio (de Spanochiis, pecuni- 
arum Cam«- depositario) recipiente, a 
R*"- p.d. Guillermo Episcopo Cluanen., 
pro CO. servicio ecclesie Cluanen., in 
Anglia frecte Hibernia), per manus d. 
Thome Brath, Anglici, flo. auri de Cam»- 
sedecim pro? xxxiij. d.iiij. 

John, who is named in the next pro- 
vision. He is, doubtless, identical with 
bishop John who, according to Ware, 
died in i486. 

26th March, 1487. Walter Blake. 

It having been reported to pope Sixtus 
IV. that the see of Tuam was then void 
by the demise of Donatus Ymori [O'Mur- 
ray], quamvis in vera non vacaret, he, in 
the Consistory of Friday, the 8th Aug., 
1483, appointed to the supposed vacant 
archbishoprick Walter Blach [Blake], 
canon of Tuam, in priest's orders, in the 
28th year of his age, of noble race, and 
born in lawful wedlock. He was dis- 
pensed super defectu etatis and had a 
papal mandate for his consecration, 
which he received apud sedeni apostolicani , 
When, however, it was assertained that 
Donatus was still alive, as a matter of 
course Walter's appointment was ac- 
counted null and void — according to the 
usage of that time his style would be then : 
episcopus in universali ecclesia. Subse- 
quently the see of Clonmacnoise being 
vacant by the death extra curiam of John 
of good memory, and its provision for this 
occasion reserved to pope Innocent VIII., 
he, by his bull Apostolatus offlcium, ap- 
pointed the above named Walter, canon 
of Annaghdown, recommended to him 
fidedigiwrum testimoniis as learned, of 
unblemished life and conversation, etc. 
Given at S. Peter's Rome the year of the 
Incarnation 1487, 7th Kal. April, anno 
tertio. (Reg. Innoc. VIII., an. 1° (sic), 
lib«. 7°, f. .) 

Bp. Blake died an. 1508. 

1508 or 1509. Thomas (O'Mullally). 

On the voidance of this see by the de- 
mise of Walter Blake, who, according to 



Ware, died in May, 1508, a successor was 
provided to him in the person of Thomas 
(O'Mullally). Burke (History of the 
Cathelic Archbishops of TuamJ says that 
he was a Franciscan. I think the learned 
historian is in error, as Wadding does not 
count him among the Franciscan bishops. 
I regret that, so far, I have not found his 
bull of provision to the see of Clonmac- 
noise. It is, however, beyond doubt that 
he held that church. I have now before 
me a bull of Leo X., dated Rome the 13th 
of the Kalends of July, 15 14, addressed by 
him to Thomas, Bishop of Clonmacnoise, 
by which he translated him to the arch- 
bishoprick of Tuam. then void by the 
death of Maurice [O'Fihely de Portu]. 
We shall hear more of him when we come 
to the diocese of Tuam. 

I516, Nov. 10. QUINTINUS 0'Hl9GINS. 

A petition dated Greenwich, XVIII. 
June, M.D.XV. was presented on the 
part of King Henry the Eighth to Pope 
Leo the Tenth, in which, after informing 
him of the voidance of the see of Clonmac- 
noise by the translation of bishop Thomas 
to Tuam, he says : " venerabilem ac religi- 
osum virum fratrem Quintinum Ohuygyn 
ordinis Minorum, virum doctum, gravem 
circumspectum et probum, multorum tes- 
timonio maxime idoneum esse cognovi- 
mus, qui dicte ecclesias preficiatur. Qua 
propter Vestre Sanctitati ipsum conimen- 
damus, eamque rogamus, ut e(u)ndem 
fratrem Quintinum prsedictse Cathedrali 
Ecclesise Cluacensi per dictam trans- 
lationem vacanti praeficere, et Episcopum 
constituere dignetur, qucm ut Deo ac- 
ceptum, sic perutilem eidem ecclesiae 
pastorem fmurum arbitramur. Et felici- 
ssime valeat eadem Vestra Sanctitas. 
Quem Deus Altissimus long^^vam con- 
servet. 

On the gth of Nov., 1516, Cardinal 
Julius de Medicis informed his secretary, 
John Mathew Gyberto, a notary apos- 
tolic, that some days before, the Pope 
had viva: vocis oraculo bad him inquire 
diligently super existentia Ecclesie Cluan- 
ensis, nee non de qiialitatibns et nieritis 
Venerabilis fratris Quintini Ohygim or- 
dinis Minorum, et deinde in suo consis- 
torio secrete, ut moris est, referret. 

The Cardinal having committed to the 
aforesaid John Mathew the duty of hear- 
ing the witnesses in this case and putting 
their testimony into writing, he. on the 
gth of Nov. aforesaid, opened the pro- 
ceedings of the consistorial inquiry with 
the examination of Nicholas Houran, an 
Irish clerk of the diocese of Hereford, 
who being questioned super qualitatibus 
D. fratris Quintini, medio juramenti dixit, 
se euni nosse in Hybernia in provincia 
Tnamtnsi. et esse litteris eruditum, pre- 
dicaiorem, bonis moribns et fama, aliisque 
mttltis virtuiibus pra'ditum. De existentia 
vero Ecclesie interrogatus hac respondit: 
In Hybernia Insula nrientem versus in 



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Appendix. 



provincia Tuamensi esse Cluaneiiscm civi- 
tatem, sitam inter sylvas, casarum ex palea 
et viminibus fere duodecim, a cujus parte 
leva labitur Jiuvius, qui eorum lingua 
Sinin appellatur et distat a mari per iter 
uiiius did. A parte sinistra occidentem 
versus esse EcclesinmCathedralitii dirutam, 
sine tecto, cum uno paramente vili, cruce 
ex aerc, habens umim campanile cum du- 
ob us canpanis , et parvani sacristiam, valoris 
triginta frimu ducatorum, qui constant ex 
frumento et ordeo ex quo conficiuntur 
cervosa. . . . The report adds that 
a dispensation is asked super defeciu na- 
talium for said Quintinus. 

I have not found the date of Quintinus' 
appointment. Likely he was promoted 
in the first consistory following the In- 
quiry named above. 

i6 June, 1539. Richard O'Hogan. 

Romae apud Sanctum Marcum, die 
Lunse xvj. Junii, 1539, fuit Consistorium, 
et in eo hec acta : Eodem R™°- D. (Cari«- 
Ghicnutio) referente. Providit Ecclesiae 
Cluonen. vacanti per obitum Quintini 
Jegyn, de persona Ricardi Ihogan, or- 
dinis fratrum minorum professoris. Et 
eidem dedit in adrninistrationem eccles- 
iam [Lionen.] vacantem per obitum 
T"heoderici Ybrien, extra Romanam cur- 
iam defuncti. Cum absolutione a cen- 
suris, etc. 

Redditus fior. 

Taxa flor. (Cod. Tab. Consistorialis.) 

5th Dec, 1539. Florence Igerevan. 

Romse die quinta Dec. [1539] fuit 
consistorium, etc. 

Eodem die, referente Rmo. Ghinuttio, 
fuit provisum Ecclesiae Cluanen. et Lao- 
nen., vacantibus per obitum Ricardi 
Ohogan, Cluanen. episcopi, de fratre 
Florentio Igereuan, Hibernico, Chinfer- 
tensis dioc, ordinis fratrum minorum, 
legitimae aetatis, et docto in utroque jure, 
et in sacra theologia prcedicatore (recte, 
professore) cum dispensationibus oppor- 
tunis. (Cod. Tab. Consist.) 

Romae, die Veneris xij. Dec. (1539), 
fuit consistorum secretum in loco solito, 
etc. 

Eodem die referente R™"- Ghinuttio, 
frater Florentius Igerauan, qui in con- 
sistorio superiori fuerat prasfectus Ec- 
clesiae Cluan' et Laon', vacan. ut supra, 
cum esset solum viginti septem annorum 
et illegitimus, fuit dispensatus, et con- 
firmatus ut supra. (Tab. consist.) 



30 Aug., 1549, Roderick Maclean. 

Apud Sanctum Petrum. 

Romae die xxx. Augusti, 1549, fuit 
consistorium, referente Ro""- Carpeno 
providit Ecclesie Cluanen., tunc per 
obitum Florentii, olim Episcopi Cluanen., 
extra Ro. cu. defuncti, vacanti, de per- 
sona D. Roderici Machilliennii, presbiteri 
Rossen. dioc, in aetate legitimaconstituti, 
et de nobili genere ex utroque parente 
procreati, ipsumque illi in episcopura 
praefecit et pastorem, coram, etc., comit- 
tendo. Et cum retentione omnium, etc. 
Et cum dispensationibus, derogationibus 
et clausulis oportunis et consuetis, ab 
solvens, etc. 

fructus ccc flor. Tax xxxj. (Cod. 
Tab. Consist. 

Before Maclean's bulls for Clonmac- 
noise were expedited he resigned his right 
to said church into the hands of Pope 
Julius III. sponte et libere, who on same 
day, by his bull Apostolattis officium dated 
Rome, etc., the year of the Incarnation 
1550. 3rd of the Nones of March (=5 
March) promoted him to the see of Sodor, 
then void by the demise of Ferquhardus 
Hectoris extra Romanam curiam. At the 
same time the pope dispensed Maclean 
to hold ad vitam, even together with all 
his other compatible benefices, the mon- 
astery of St. Columba O.S.B., in the said 
dioc. of Sodor. (Reg. Julii III., No. 
1791, f. 169.) 

4th May, 1556. Peter Wall. 

Apud S. Petrum. 

Roma^ die Lunae, quarta mensis Mali, 
1556, fuit consistorium, in quo referente 
I^mo. Morono Providit ecclesie Cluanen., 
tunc per cessionem R. p. d. Florentii 
Gerua[n], Episcopi Cluanen., in manibus 
S"8- sue sponte factam, et per eandem S. 
nostram admissam, vacanti, de persona 
d. Petri Val ord. fratrum Predicatorum, 
et theologi^^ Baccalarii, in presbiteratus 
ordine et quinquagesimo sue etatis anno 
constituti ipsumque illi in episcopum 
praefecit et pastorem, curam, etc., com- 
mittendo. Et cum ab"*' ab apostasia* et 
aliis excessibus cum dispensatione, prout 
in cedula. Et cum clausulis opportunis 
et consuetis. Absolvens etc. 

Tax xxxj. 

* Apostacy.—'Vh\& can't mean that Wall had at 
any time abandoned the Catholic Church. If he 
had done so, he would not certainly have been 
appointed bishop. He was a religious, and as 
such, if he had, say, put off his habit, even flW 
tempus, without license, or dwelt outside his con- 
vent without dependence on the rule of his su- 
perior, etc., the canon aw adiudged him to be 
an apostate. 



OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 

DIOCESIS ARDACHADENSIS. 

1421-1510. 



Diversorum Martini V. 
MOCCCXXI. 
1. Die xxxj. eiusdem (Oct.) una bulla pro Plorencio Matannoglaych 
[Mao Nogley] super perpetua vicaria parrochialis ecclesie de Kylloreych,' 
Ardachadensis dioc, cuius fructus sex marcarum sterlingorum communi 
extimatione, fuit restituta sine obligacione, quia valor non ascendit 
summain xxiiij. florenorum Camere. (14:21-23,/. 278.) 

MCCCCXXV. 

1. Eadem die (vj. Feb.) Cormacus Macmayrceartaich [Mac Murtagh] , 
principalis, obligavit se Camere super annata prioratus S. Petri di Dearg^ 
ordinis S. Augustini, Ardakaden. dice, cuius fructus xvj. marcar. sterlingor. 
CO. ext., vacantis per obitum Johannis Odynagan [O'Donegan] extra 
curiam. CoUati eidem Eome etc. iij. Idus Dec. anno octavo. (1424-27, 
/■ 34.) 

2. Die septima dicti mensis Feb., Nemias Meckehan, perpetuus vi- 
carius par. ecclesie de Templo Micbaelis'* Ardakaden. dioc. (principalis, 
obligavit se Camere Apostolice), super annata per. vicarie par. ecclesie 
Cluayn' dicte dioc, cuius fructus cuiuslibet earum septem marcar. ster- 
lingor. com. ext., dicte vicarie de Templo Michaelis unite ad vitam dicti 
Nemie. Collate eidem Eome apud Sanctos Apostolos iij. Kal. Jan. 
anno octavo. 

3. Item die iij. Aug. mocccxxxv. prefatus Nemeas obligavit se Camere 
super annata dicte per. vicarie par. ecclesie de Templomichaelis Ar- 
dakaden. dioc, predicte, cuius fructus etiam septem marchar. sterlingor, 
com. ext., collate eidem Florencie anno etc. Mccccxxxviij. [recte Mcccc- 
xxxiv.), xiiij. Kal. Nov., anno quarto (Eug. IV.), vacantis per modum Si 
iieutri. (P. 35.) 

1421-23, f. 278. small building, apparently of the four- 

1 Kylloreych.—Cill-0in6h, Killery, an teenth century." 

old church which gives name to a parish 2 Par. ecc- de Templo Michaelis. — 

near Lough Gill in the barony of Tir- Temple Michael is partly in the barony 

errell, co. of Sligo, and adjoining the co. of Longford, but chiefly in that of Ardagh, 

of Leitrim. co. of Longford. The town of Longford 

1424-27, f . 34. is in this parish. 

1 Prioratus S. Petri de Dearg. — In 3 CiMai/n.—Cloone, a parish partly in 
Irish, Mainister derg, ' ' red monastery, " ' the bar. of Garrigallen, but chiefly in that 
now Abbeyderg. Ware says that this of Mohill, co. Leitrim. The village of 
house was founded by Gormgall O'Quin Cloone, anciently called Cluain Conm- 
in King John's reign. O'Donovan, ad. haicne, is in the bar. of Mohill. St. 
an. 1476, JF. JlfM., note r., says: "One Oruimther Praech (now locally pro- 
gable and portions of the side walls of the nounced Gruffer Ree, says O'Donovan) 
church of this monastery still remain, founded a monastery there in the 6th oen- 
from which it appears to have been a tury, but no trace of it is now to be seen." 



158 Obligationes Pro Annatis 

MCCCCXXVI. 

1. Eadem die (i. Feb.) Malachias Offergail [Melaghlin O'Farrell], 
principalis, obligavit se Camere super annata prioratus B. Marie de 
Insula Omnium Sanctorum^ ordinis S. Augustini, Ardacaden. dioc, 
cuius fructus quinquaginta marcar. sterlingorum com. ext., vacantis per 
resignacionem Donati Mccengolan [vel Mecengolan?] extra curiam. 
Collati eidem Eome iiij. Kal. Oct. anno octavo. (F. 125.) 

2. Eadem die (vi. Mart.) Mauricius Ocrebair [O'Greer ?] , principalis, 
obligavit se Camere super annata per. vicarie par. ecclesie de Kylbim- 
maire," Ardakaden. dioc, cuius fructus septem marcar. sterlingor. com. 
ext., vacantis per obitum Thome Macmoclaid extra curiam. Collate 
eidem Eome etc. ij. Nonas Feb. anno nono. {F. 135.) 

3. Die xiij. eiusdem (Aprilis) Geraldus Ofiergayl, principalis, obligavit 
se Camere super annata rectorie de Monterangaly' Ardakaden. dice, 
cuius fructus quinquaginta sex marcar. sterlingor. com. ext., vacantia 
tanto tempore etc. Collate eidem Eome etc. ij. Idus Jan. anno nono. 
{F. 147.) 

MCCCCXXVII. 
1. Eadem die (viiij. Julii) Carbricus Ofergail [Carby O'Farrell], prin- 
cipalis, obligavit se Camere super annata per. vicarie par. ecclesie de 
Killfyelan^ Ardacaden. dioc, cuius fructus octo marcar. sterlingor. com. 
ext., vacantis per resignacionem Eichardi Y[f]ergail extra curiam. Col- 
late eidem Eome etc. xxij. Kal. Mali anno decimo. Item pro fructibus 
male perceptis obligavit se Camere die xvj. eiusdem mensis ad solvendum 
in curia, vel in partibus CoUectori, sex florenos auri de Camera, bine ad 
unum annum proxime futurum. (1427-28, /. 50.) 

MCCCCXXVIII. 
1. Die dicta (xxvij. Feb.) due buUe, videlicet [h]abilitacionis, et nove 
provisionis pro Florentio Macnoglaydi [Mac Nogley] super per. vicaria 
par. ecclesie de Killaidh,' Ardakaden. dioc, cuius fructus sex marchar. 

F. 125. F. 135. 

i Prioratus B. M. de Insula Omnium 5 KylUmmaire. — Cill - an - lommre, 

Sanctorum.— Mi. Saints Island in Lough ■■ ohuroh of the ridge," now Killanura- 

Eee. O'Donovan, ad. an. 894, JF. MM., mery, a parish in the bar. of Drumahaire, 

says ; It is stated by Colgan, Ware, and co. Leitrim. 

even by Lauagan in his Ecclesiastical p l^Y 

History of Ireland, yoI. III. p. 427, that g Monterangaly.- Becte Muintir-An- 

Inis-Amgm [Hare Island] the island on j^^^ ^^^ ^^-^^ ^^^^ „f tj^^ o'Farrells ; 

which St. Ciaran, son of the artificer, 1 i^^ile, now Annaly, was the name of 

the patron of Clomnacnoise, erected his 45^^°^^ territory, which comprised all the 

first church, IS that now called The Island present county of Longford. According 

of All Saints, and situated in Lough |o the genealogical Irish MSS., the O'Par- 

Ree; but these writers had no reason ^^^^^ ^^^^^^^ \^^^ tribe name from An- 

for this statement, which is not true. ^^^ ^^^ ^ grandfather of Fearghal, 

-^ ^- ;^ T Q^T' ™ in ^°^ from whom they derived their surname 

dedicated to St. Ciaran, are still to be ;^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ „^^t^ (Note J/, ad. an. 

seen on this Island (Hare Island), and a -,-,^0 TV MM ) 

small tombstone near it exhibits a frag- ' ' '' 

ment of an ancient Irish inscription, of 1427-28, f. 50. 

which the Editor (O'D.) deciphered the 1 Killfyelan.— 'Sot identified. 

following words : 

Of\Ai-o X)0 CuAcliAt buA lluAtiAin. U.y. 

" A Prayer for Tuathal Hua Hurain." ^ Killa^dh.-^ot identified. 



DiocEsis Ardachadensis, 159 

gterlingor. com. ext., fuerunt restitute sine obligacione quo ad annatam. 
Bt fructus male percepti fuerunt sibi remissi propter paupertatem. {F. 
288.) 

MCCCCXXVIIII. 

1. Eadem die (xviiii. Jan.), Paulus Macchean, principalis, obligavit se 
Oamere super annata per. vicarie par. ecclesie de Cluayn' Ardakaden. 
dice, cuius fructus septem march, sterlingor. com. ext., vacantia per 
obitum Johannis Macchean extra curiam. Collate eidem Eome etc. iij. 
Nonas Dec. anno duodecimo. (1428-30, /. 17.) 

2. Die dicta (xxviiii. Mali, Mccccxxviii.) una bulla pro Philippo 
Macabrethim [Mac Brehon] , super per. vicariapar. ecclesie de Kylhonan" 
Ardakaden. dioc, cuius fructus sex marchar. sterlingor. com. ext., fuit 
restituta sine obligacione. Ita est N. de Inca. {F. 181.) 

Lib. Annatar. Eugenii IV. 
MCCCCXXXI. 

1. Dicta die (xxiiij. Feb.) una bulla Perinde valere pro Plorencio 
Macnoglaidh [Mac Nogley] super per. vicaria par. ecclesie de Killorid' 
Ardakaden. dioc, cuius fructus etc. vj. marchar. sterlingor. com. ext., 
restituta fuit sine obligacione. (1431, /. 228.) 

2. Dicta die (viij. Aug.), Donaldus Maccallgali [Mac Gaillghaile] , prin- 
cipalis, obligavit se Camere super annata prioratus monasterii B. Marie 
de Insula Sanctorum ordinis S. Aug., Ardakaden. dioc, cuius fructus 
etc. quinquaginta marchar. sterlingor. com. ext., vacantis per obitum 
Malachie Offergayl extra curiam. Coll. eidem Eome ut supra (an. Inc°- 
Dominice MCCCCXXXI.), vi. Kal. Julii, anno primo. (1431-33 ?, /. 59.) 

3. Dicta die (v. Sept.), Geraldus Offeargayl, principalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata decanatus ecclesie Ardakaden., cuius fructus etc 
xxiiij. marcar. sterlingor. com. ext., vacantis per obitum Johannis 
Ma[c]gillananeam, in curia defuneti. Coll. eidem Eome etc. anno Inc. 
Dnce. MCCCCXXXI., ij. Idus Aug. anno primo. (F. 65.) 

4. Dicta die (xxxj. Oct.), Gsraldus Offergail, clericus Ardakaden. dioc, 
ut principalis et privata persona, obligavit se Camere nomine Bernardi 
Macmurkartaich [Mac Murtagh] , super annata per. vicarie par. ecclesie 
Beate Marie de Sraic" dicte dioc, cuius fructus etc. xxiiij. marchar. 
sterlingor. com. ext., vacantis per obitum Pergalli Macmurkartaich extra 
curiam, et privationem Johannis Maigilladgon extra curiam fiendam. 
Coll. eidem Eome, etc., ut supra anno Incarnationis Dnce. MCCCCXXXI., 
iij. Kal. Aug., anno primo. (F. 80.) 

MCCCCXXXII. 
1. Die xviij. eiusdem (Junii) Eoricus Macmurcheartaich, principalis, 

1428-30, £. 17. 1431-33, f. 80. 

1 Cluayn. — See note 3, 1424-27. 1 Sraic.—Becte Sraid, now Street, a, 

p. 181. parisli partly in the bary. of Ardagh, but 

2 Kylhonan.— Not identified. chiefly in that of Moygoish, county of 

1430-31, f. 228. Westmeath. 

1 Killorid.—See note 1, 1421-23. 



i6o Obligationes pro Annatis 

obligavit se Camere super amiata per. viearie par. ecclesie de Killacythe' 
Ardakaden. dioc, onius fructus etc. octo marohar. sterlingor. com. ext., 
vacantis per privacionem Eichardi Ofeargail, extra curiam defuncti. 
Coll. eidem Eome etc. anno Inc. etc. [MCOCCJXXXII. xvj. Kal. Junii 
anno secundo. {F. 139.) 

MCCCCXXXIII. 

1. Dicta die (x. Junii) Fergallus Mackilruays [Mac Gillroy] , princi- 
palis, obligavit se Camere super annata prioratus monasterii Beate Marie 
de MayheP ord. S. Aug. Ardakaden. dioc, cuius fructus etc. decern 
marchar. sterlingor. com. ex., vacantis per modum nove provisionis. 
Coll. eidem Eome etc. anno Inc. Dominice MCCCCXXXII., iiij. [in 
bulla V.J Idus Marcii anno tercio. Et sunt fructus male percepti, pro 
quibus se obligavit ad solvendum illud quod determinabitur per Game- 
ram, infra sex menses. {F. 229.) 

MCCCCXXXVI. 
1. Dicta die (xij. Nov.) Cornelius Maccongaly [Mac Connolly] , pro- 
curator et nomine proouratorio, prout publico instrumento constabat, obli- 
gavit se Camere etc. ut principalis et privata persona, nomine Francisci 
Offerggail, super annata prioratus B. Marie de Insula Sanctorum ord. S. 
Aug. Ardakaden. dioc, cuius fructus etc. quadraginta marohar. sterlingor. 
com. ext., vacantis per obitum quondam Malachie Offeragail, extra curiam 
defuncti. Coll. eidem Florencie anno etc. MCCCCXXXIIII., xiiij. (Kal. ?) 
Nov. anno quarto. (1436-39, /. 33.) 

MCCCCXXXVIII. 

1. Dicta die (xvij. Mali) Bugenius Macmurceartaid, principalis, obli- 
gavit se Camere super annata per. viearie par. ecclesie S. Marie loci de 
Granardo^ Ardakaden. dioc, cuius fructus etc quadraginta marchar. 
sterlingor. communi extimatione, vacature per privacionem Mathei 
fiendam. Coll. eidem Perrarie anno etc MCCCCXXXVIII., viij. Idus 
Mali anno octavo. {F. 196.) 

2. Dicta die (xxviiij. Julii) Johannis Ocany, principalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata prioratus monasterii B. Marie de Inis Morlocha- 
gamna^ ord S. Aug., Ardakaden. dioc, cuius fructus etc. quinquaginta 

F. 139. to 608, and the Saint's death to 652. 

2 Killacythe. — Now the parish of Killa- Mohill parish is partly in Longford co. 
shee, probably so called because the and barony, but chiefly in Mohill barony, 
church was near to, or on the site of a sirfft. oo. of Leitrim. The Protestant parish 
or fairy palace or hill (see Joyce's Irish church occupies part of the site of the 
Names, etc., 1st series). This parish is abbey. 

partly in the barony of Longford, co. of 1436-39, f. 196. 

Longford, but chiefly in the barony of 1 Per. vie. ecclesie par. S. Maris de 

Moydow in the same county. Granardo. — Granard parish is in the 

P. 229. baronies of Ardagh and Granard, and 

3 Monastery of St. Mary, Mayhel county of Longford. In the Taxation 
[Mohill].— This place is called Mothail 1302-6 "the rent and revenue" of the 
— Manohain, from St. Manchan who built vicar of Granard are valued at 4i. yearly, 
a monastery here in the year 652 (see P. 216. 

Colgan's Acta Sanctorum, p. 332) . Arch- 2 Mon. B. Marie de Inismorlochagamna 
dall {Mo7iasticon) assigns this foundation (recte Inis-mor-Looha-Gamhna, i.e. The 



DiocEsis Ardachadensis. i6i 

sex marchar. sterlingor. com. ext., vacanture per privacionem Nemee 
[Offergail] fiendam. Coll. eidem Ferrarie anno etc. MCCCOXXXVIII., 
xvij. Kal. Aug. anno viij. (2^. 216.) 

MCCCCXL. 
1. Die xxj. eiusdem (Nov.) Thomas Maomurcheartayd, principalis, 
obligavit se Camere super annata ecclesie S. Patricii de Cnocracha,' 
rectorie nuncupate, Ardakaden dioc, cuius fructus etc. octo marchar. 
sterlingor. com. ext., vacantis per devolucionem. Coll. eidem Plorencie 
anno etc. MCCCCXL. v. Idus Nov., anno decimo. (1438-42, /. 200.) 

MCCCCXLI. 

1. Dicta die (xiij. Mali) Mauricius Magillarnaem, principalis, obligavit 
se Camere super annata per. vicarie par. ecclesie B. M."- de Granardo 
Ardakaden dioc, cuius fructus quadraginta marchar. sterlingor. com. 
ext., vacantis per obitum quondam Nemee extra curiam. Collate eidem 
Florencie, anno ut supra (Mceccxlj.), iij. Kal. Mali, anno imdecimo. 
{F. 239.) 

MCCCCXLII. 

1. Dicta die (xvij. Sept.) Hylarius alias Yrial [IrialJ Ofeargail, princi- 
palis, obligavit se Camere super annata prioratus monasterii B. M"- de 
Inis Clothlayn' Ardakaden. dioc, cuius fructus, etc. decern marchar. 
sterlingor. com. ext., vacatur! per privacionem Nemie Macgrayn [Gilla 
na naem Mac Grane] fiendam. CoUati eidem Plorencie, anno ut supra 
[Mcccoxlij.] vj. Kal. Sept., anno duodecimo. (1442-44,/. 46.) 

MCCCCXLIII. 

1. Dicta die (xvj. Dec), Vaterus [Walter] Offergayl, principalis, obli- 
gavit se Camere super annata archidiaconatus ecclesie Ardakaden. cuius 
fructus etc. duodecim marchar. sterlingor. com. ext., vacantis per obitum 
quondam Ca[r]bricii Offergayl, in curia, defuncti. Collati eidem Eome, 
apud S. Petrum, anno ut supra (Mccccxliij.), viiij. Kal. Dec, anno xiij. 
{F. 157.) 

MCCCCXLIIIl. 

1, Die iiij. eiusdem (Jan.), Jacobus Macgillanem, abbas monasterii B. 
M'- de Granardo' Ardakaden. dioc, ut principalis etc., obligavit se Camere, 

great island of the Lake of the Calf, now or Inis Clorin, now Inishologhran). — An 

called Inishmore in Lough Gawna). — An Island in Lough Eee, in the Shannon, 

island situated in Lough Gawna in that St. Dhiarmuit Naoimh, or the Just, foun- 

part of it which belongs to the barony of ded an abbey here about the year 540, 

Granard, in the county of Longford. On where he died the 10th January. {Acta 

this islaud there is an old church called Sanctorum, p. 52.) There is an ancient 

TeampuU Choluim Cille, i.e. Coluinb- church with a square belfry attached to 

kille's church, which was the original it in this Island. Petrie says (Eound 

church of the parish of St. Columbkille, Towers, p. 363) that it is the only instance 

near Granard. (See an. IV. Mast., p. of the kind in Ireland in a church older 

820, note m.) than the twelfth century. 

1438-42, f. 200. -p ^Qi 

1 Cnoeracha{recte Cnoc-ratha, i.e. the ^ p^^ vicariapar. ecclesie de Oranardo. 

hill of the rath -Not identified. _^^ ^^^^ ^ 1&&.W, 
1442-44, f. 46. 

1 Inis Clothlayn (recte Inis Clothrann 

M 



i62 Obligationes pro Annatis 

nomine Mauricii Mergillananem, (sic) super annataper. vicariepar. eoclesie 
de Granardo dicte dioc, cuius fructus etc. triginta marchar. sterlingor. 
CO. ext., vacantis per modum nova provisionis. Collate eidem Eome v. 
Kal. Dec, anno xiij. (F. 161.) 

2. Dicta die (xv. Jan.) Jacobus Macgillanen [recte Macgillananem] , 
principalis obligavit se Camere super annata monasterii B. M'- de 
Granardo Oisterciensis ordinis, Ardakaden. dioc, cuius fructus etc. 
centum marchar. sterlingor. com. ext., vacatur! per privacionem fiendam. 
CoUati eidem Eome apud 8. Petrum anno ut supra (Mccccxliij.), vij. 
Idus Dec, anno xiij. (F. 165.) 

3. Dicta die (xj. Mail) Eugenius Macmurcbeartaid, principalis, obli- 
gavit se Camere super annata per. vicarie par ecclesie B. M°- loci de 
Granardo Ardakaden. dioc, cuius fructus etc. quadraginta marchar. 
sterlingor. com. ext., vacantis per modum nove provisionis. Collate 
eidem Eome apud S. Petrum anno ut supra (Mccccxliiij.), xj. Kal. Maii, 
anno xiiijf. Gratis pro Deo. (F. 191.) 

4. Dicta die (xxiiij. Julii) Matheus Oforgail (sic), principalis, obligavit 
se Camere super annata per. vicarie par. ecclesie de Cluainbronardh" 
Ardakaden. dioc, cuius fructus etc., decem marchar. sterlingor. com. ext,, 
vacantis per resignacionem Mauri Macgillana[n]em extra curiam factam. 
Collate eidem Eome apud S. Petrum anno etc Mccccxliiij., v". Kal. 
Julii, anno xiiij. (F. 215.) 

5. Die xxviij. eiusdem (Maii Mccccxliij.) una bulla pro Tatbeo Mac- 
gillamane [Macgillanaem] super perpetua vicarie par. ecclesie de 
Killoronan' Ardakaden. dioc, cuius fructus etc. quinque marchar. 
sterlingor. com. ext., restituta [fuit] sine obligacione, quia inira taxam. 
{F. 241.) 

p. 215. in tlie barony of Granard. (Chief Re- 

2Chianbronard{recteCluam-Brcmaigh, membranoer.) 
now Clonbroney) A parish partly in the KiUo,-onan.-ln the Bull it is called 

founded a nunnery J^'^-, and placed ^-^^^3^!^^^^;:^ 

therein the two Emer as sisters of S. S ^^^ ^^ 

Guasaet abbot of Lerha (alias Granaid)^ ^^_ ^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^^ 

[Trias Th,, p. 133.) St Atraota was ■ J y^^^u 

abbess there, and was suoceeaea by one -.t ■ i. i. r\<-r\ ■ /-,.T^ *„ 

who is recorded in the Martyrology thus : Muimhneaoh Duigenan, Donovto 

"QuartoDecimoKal.Jan.(S)Samthann, ''■ "' f^y^} An old church g'ves name to 

Virgin, of Cluain-Bronaigh in Cairbre ^V^^^^\ ^^^^ ^°^f °f t^/ barony of 

in Tethbha, near Granard. She was of ^oyle, in the county of l^o^oommon 

the race of Pinntach Pinn, monarch of ^"^S^^^ °^ Lough Allen It has 

Erin. The age of Christ when she went "^".^ Y""", f,^?'^™^'^^'^ ^^'""^ "^"'^S 

to heavan was 734." The date in the «^'"*^ °^ ^^^ ^^fj^^" f '^ ^^"Vv, t?,?™ 

Innll of Ulster is 738 ) The Four Mm- T^ ^^^ P,^*'^"'? °"^'^ amvol^ Th rmn 

J . •'., , ., r '„„„„! „(.!,„, „!, of this church still remain in toierawe 

ters give the obits of several other ab- ^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ character of the 

besses of the same down to the be^nning Lhitecture ' perfectly corresponds with 

of the twelfth century. There are some ^ ^ churches of this 

remains of the ancient church still ex- r , "" >;,^^ . „ t-w^ w,o 

'^ 1 ..r^ „ 4. „ „(.4.„„i,„j A„ period. The ODuigenans were the ire- 

ant,, with a i=enietoy f"fjf^„f "n,,:^" naghs of this church, as well the chron- 

Inquisition 27th Jan. i7th of Queen | Clanmulrony." (The JUo 

Elizabeth finds, that there were here ^^^^^^^^ ^^ ^^^ -^ Eoscominon, and 

an Hospital, Termon-Irenagh, or Corbe- Donoughs of Tirerril in the oo. 

ship, endowed with two oartrons of land, „{ giigo \ "j- j- = 



DiocEsis Ardachadensis. 163 

Diversor. Pii. II. 
MCOCCLVIIII. 

1. Dicta die (xxiij. Feb.) Vaterus Ifergayl, principalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata prioratus monasterii B. M*- de Inismoyr alias 
de I[n]8ula magna Lochagauna ord. S. Aug., Ardakaden. dioc, per 
priorem soliti gubernari, cuius fructus quadraginta marchar. sterlingor. 
com. ext., et quod per aliquos laicos detinetur etc., vacantia per obitum 
Eugenii Ofergayl, extra curiam defuncti, et collate eidem Eome apud S. 
Petrum, tercio Nonas Sept., anno primo. (1458-59,/. 7.) 

2. Die xxviiij. eiusdem (Oct.) Robertus Magranayll [Mac Eannall, 
Eeynolds] , principalis, obligavit se Camere super annata rectorie ter- 
rarum ruralium, sive plebanie de Mundtireolays,' nuncupate, dicte dioc, 
cuius fructus etc. viginti marchar. sterlingor. com ext. etc., vacature per 
privacionem in forma juris Corneli Ofeargayl, extra curiam faciendam, 
et conferende eidem, sub dat. Mantua, Kalendis Sept., anno primo. 
(1459-61, /. 31.) 

3. Dicta die (xxvj. Nov.) Johannes Macconchogri, presbyter Ardaka- 
densis dioc, ut principalis etc., obligavit se Camere nomine Eugenii 
eciam Macconcogri, super annata rectorie de Imuitorengale [Muintir- 
Angaile] dicte dice, cuius fructus etc. triginta marchar. sterlingor., 
vacature per privacionem Geraldi Osergayl [Ofergayl] extra curiam in 
forma juris faciendam, et conferende eidem, sub dat. Mantue, sexto Kal. 
Nov., anno secundo. {F. 48.) 

MCCCCLX. 

1. Die xiiij. eiusdem (Julii) Malachias MachwLruayg [Mac Gilroy] , ut 
principalis etc., obligavit se Camere super annata rectorie terrarum 
ruralium nuncupate de Muntereolays [Muintir-Eolais] Ardabaden [Ar- 
dakaden.] dioc, cuius fructus etc. vigintiquatuor marchar. sterlingor., 
vacantis per obitum Cornelii Ofeargayl, extra curiam deffuncti, et collate 
eidem sub. dat. in monasterio Sancti Salvatoris de Iliceto extra muros 
Senen., pridie Kal. Julii anno 2°- Eestituta [fuit bulla] de mandato, 
quia Ybernicus. (F. 161.) 

MCCCCLXII. 

1. Die xxx. eiusdem (Dec.) una bulla pro Ffergalo Magellahuly [Mac 
Gillooly] super vicaria perpetua par. ecclesie de Killoachmuirta^ Ardaka- 
den. dioc, valoris viij. marchar. sterlingorum, vacature per privationem 
Johannis Magellahuly in forma iuris fiendam, sub dat. Eome, sexto Kal. 
Nov. anno quarto. (1461-62, /. 220.) 

U59-61, f. 31. X461-62, f. 220. 

IMundti/reolays (recteMuintir-Eolays). j KillcacUmur or Killcaolimuirta 

—It was the territory of the Mag Eagh- (j-ecteCiU-Tathchomharc,novfKUtoghert) 

naill family, now Magrannell, and more ^^ parish in the barony and co. of Leitrim. 

frequently anglicised Reynolds. It com- O'Donovan (IV. Mast., p. 926, n. r) says 

prised the southern half of the present ^.j^jg nanie is at present pronounced Citl 

county of Leitrim. {Insh Topog. Poems, zAzc-amAvc by the natives in Irish, 
note 275.) 



164 Obligationes pro Annatis 

2. Dicta die (xj. Dec.) Eugenius Macconkagry, principalis, obligavit se 
Camere super annata rectorie de Munteyranale Ardakaden. dioc, cuius 
fructus etc. sexagintasex marchar. sterlingor., vacaturs per privaoionem 
Geraldi Offeargayl in forma iuris fiendam, et conferende eidem Petreoli, 
Senensis dioc, viij. Idus Nov., anno quinto. (1462-64, /. 20.) 

MCCCCLXIIII. 

1. Dicta die (xxj. Junii) Eugenius Macormic, clericus Ardakaden. dioc. 
ut principalis etc. obligavit se Camere, nomine Donaldi Ofeargayl, super 
annata rectorie terrarum ruralium, sive plebanium de Muntyreolays dicte 
dioc, cuius fructus etc. vigintiqualuor marchar. sterlingor., vacantis alias 
apud sedem [apostolicam] per obitum Eoberti Megranayll, possessions 
non habita, et quam canonici Ardakadenses vigore certe unionis tenant 
occupatum ; sub dat. Tibure, sexto Kal. Sept , anno sexto. Die ij. 
mensis Dec, 1465, dictus Eugenius habuit unam bullam duplicatam 
super dicta rectoria in forma pro visionis nre [recte nove] , sub dat. septimo 
Idus Dec, anno seoundo, et ratifficavit dictam obligationem. (1464,/. 76.) 

Diver sor. Pauli II. 

MCCCCLXVIIII. 

1. Dicta die (iij. Oct.) dns. Eugenius Mocchonkagri('OTc), rector rectorie 
terrarum ruralium de Muntirangaly Ardakaden. dioc, principalis, obli- 
gavit se Camere apostolice pro annata dicte rectorie dictarum terrarum 
ruralium dicte dioc, cuius fructus quadraginta librarum sterlingor. com. 
ext., vacature per certam declarationem in partibus [Hibernie] faci- 
endam de surreptione quarumdam bullarum expeditarum super dicta 
rectoria per alium, vocato eo. Et mandatur provider! dicto Eugenio 
de dicta rectoria, sub dat. Eome, pridie Idus Dec, anno quinto, Et 
promisit solvere annatam dicte rectorie eidem Camere infra sex menses 
immediate a die habite possessionis computandos, sub penis etc. 
Eestituta [fuit bulla] de mandate domini Mensarii, quia pro Hibernieo, 
et in dicto beneficio est intrusus etc. (1469-70, /. 1.) 

MCCCCLXX, 

1. Dicta die (xxj. Feb.) una bulla fuit restituta Bernardo Macmoglay 
[Mac Nogley] super provisione per. vioarie par. ecclesie de Kyllmymary 
[Killanummery] Ardachaden. dioc, cuius fructus septem marchar. ster- 
lingor. CO. ext., vacature per priva'tionem in forma iuris extra Roinanam 
curiam faciendam. Et mandatur provider! dicto Bernardo, sub dat. 
Eome, XV. Kal. Dec, anno sexto. Eestituta [fuit bulla] de mandate, 
quia non ascendit summam. {F. 24.) 

Diversor. Sixti IV. 

1. Dicta die (viiii. Jul!!) Tatheus Macgillasulid, clericus Ardachaden. 
dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere apostolice pro annata rectorie 
Sancte Tachmurce de Cilltachmurc [recte Sanete Tocomracht de Gill- 



DiocEsis Ardachadensis. 165 

Tathchomarch vel Cill-Tothchomhracht, hodie Kiltoghert] , S. Patricii de 
Kilkibrud,^ Sancti Calini de Pinacha,^ Sancti Pregi de Cluain, Sanoti 
Macheani de Nouella,' Sancti Comini de Henachunbi,' et Sanoti Trenani 
de Cilktrenan,^ par. ecclesiarum de Minterheolais invieem canonice 
unitarum dicte Ardachaden. dioc, cuius (sic) fructus decern et octo 
marchar. sterlingor. com. ext., vacantium per obitum quondam Cornelii 
Ofergayl, olim ipsius rectorie rectoris, extra Eomanam curiam defuncti, 
Et mandatur provideri dicto Tatheo de dicta rectoria sub dat. Eome, 
octavo Idus Martii, anno secundo. Et promisit solvere annatam dicte 
rectorie Camere Apostolice infra sex menses immediate a die habite 
possessionis computandos, sub penis etc. etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla] de 
mandato, quia in bulla narratur intrusus, et est pro Hibernico. (1473- 
74,/. 53.) 

14=75. 
1. Dicta die (xx. Oct.) dns. Donaldus Oifergal, canonicus ecclesie 
Ardakaden., ut principalis et privata persona, obligavit se Camere Apos- 
tolice, nomine Eantucii Yfergail, clerici Ardakaden dioc, pro annata 
decanatus ecclesie Ardakaden., qui inibi dignitas maior post pontificalem 
existit, cuius fructus quadraginta marchar. sterlingor. com. ext., vacantis 
per obitum quondam Gerardi Offergail, olim ipsius ecclesie decani, extra 
Eomanam curiam defuncti. Et mandatur provideri dicto Fantucio de 
dicto decanatu, sub dat. Eome, quinto [in bulla habetur quarto] Kal. 
Ootobris, anno quinto. Et promisit solvere annatam dicti decanatus 
Camere Apostolice infra sex menses immediate a die habite possessionis 
computandos sub penis etc. etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla] de mandato, quia 
est vocatis vocandis etc. Eestituta quia pro Hibernico etc. (1475-76, 

/• 12.) 

1478. 
1. Die XV. eiusdem mensis (ApriUs) una bulla pro Mauricio Macaeid- 
agan [Mac Bgan] , priore monasterii B. M^' de Ma[e]thaill [Mohill] ord. 
S. Aug., Ardakaden. dioc, super provisione per. vicarie par. ecclesie de 

1473-74, f . 53. thaill llhanchain, i.e. Maethail, or, as it 

1 Cillkibncd{recteCill4iobrat, "church is now called, Mohill of St. Manchan, 
of the well," now Kiltubrid.)— A parish who built an abbey there in the year 
in the barony and county of Leitrim, 652. The parish of ]\Iohill is partly in 
On an island in Lough Scur are the re- the barony and county of Longford, and 
mains of Castle John, built by John partly in the barony of Leitrim, but 
Reynolds in Queen Elizabeth's time— chiefly in the bary- of MohiU, county of 
there is also a Cromlech in the neigh- Leitrim. The Protestant parish church 
bourhood, called by the peasantry Lea- ispartlybuilt on the site of St. Manchan 's 
bJm Dearmud i Grame, " Dermot and abbey. 

Graine'sbed." {Lev/is' Topog. Diet.) i HenacMmU.— 'Eitb.ei a corruption 

2 S. Calimi de Fwutcha (called by the of, or an aliter for Banach-dubh, now 
IV. Masters Piodhnaoh-Maige-Rein, i.e. Annaduff, a parish in the baronies of 
Fiodhnach of the Plain of the Sea).— A Leitrim and Mohill. 

district in the barony and co. of Leitrim. 5 S. Trenani de Cilktrenan (recte Cill- 

Piodhnach means a woody place; and trenan).— The IV. Mast. (ad. an. 1492) 

though, says Joyce (Irish Names) it is make mention of the church of CiU- 

now bare of trees, it was wooded so late Trenan, on the banks of the Shannon, 

as the seventeenth century. Its modern O'Donovan infers from the context of 

name Penagh is identical in pronunci- the entry that this church was in the 

ation with its ancient name. county of Leitrim, but says that he could 

3 S. Mancheani de Nouella [lege No- not find it. Likely it is the same as that 
vella].— Doubtless identical with Mae- of our annat entry here. 



i66 Obligationes pro Annatis 

Anachaaduib ^ dicte dioc, cuius fructus quinque marchar. sterlingor. co. 
ext., etc., vacantis certo modo, Patet per buUas sub dat. Eome Idibus 
Marcii, anno septimo. Bestituta [bulla] sine obligatione, de mandate, 
quia non ascendit summam. (1478-79,/. 191.) 

1479. 
1. Die predicta (xvij. Aug.) dns. Donaldus Macallgaly [Mac Gaillghaile] , 
prior monasterii B. M"- de Insula omnium Sanctorum Ardakaden. dice, 
Thomas Pindd, vicarius de Killfulan' dicte dioc, et Mauricius Okonkul, 
vicarius de OkuaaP eiusdem dioc, ut principales, et private persons 
obligarunt se Camere Apostolice, et quilibet ipsorum in solidum nomine 
Bernard! Offergaill, clerici dicte dioc, pro annata per. vicarie par. ecclesie 
de Kildacamo[i]g dicte dice, cuius octo, vacantis per contractum matri- 
monii [principis] Villhelmi Offergaill, et etiam pro annata rectorie ruralis 
loci de Muindregalle [recte Muintir-Angbaile] dicte dioc, cuius [fructus] 
sexaginta marchar. sterlingor. eadem extimatione, vacantis per con- 
tractum symonie etc, [et] etiam per privationem in forma iuris extra 
curiam : de quibus per. vioaria et rectoria mandatur provideri dioto 
Bernardo, sub dat. Eome, decimo Kal. Aug., anno octavo. Et promis- 
erunt solvere annatam dictarum vicarie et rectorie eidem Camere 
Apostolice, aut Collectori in partibus, infra sex menses immediate a die 
habite possessionis computandos, sub penis dicte Camere. Juraverunt 
etc. Eestituta [bulla] de mandato, quia privatio etc. (1479-80,/. 74.) 

1481. 
1. Dicta die (xxj. Martii) dns. Cornelius Magranell, canonicus ecclesie 
Ardakaden., ut principalis et privata persona, obligavit se Camere Apos- 
tolice nomine E'"- patris domini Wilhielmi, Electi Ardakaden., pro annata 
monasterii B. M'- de Granardo ord. Cist. Ardakaden. dioc, cuius fructus 
duodecim marchar. sterlingor. com. ext., quod ante eius promotionem 
ad ecclesiam Ardekaden. factam obtinebat, prout obtinet. Et quod 
monasterium eidem dno. Electo reservatur in cominendam, ut illud una 
cum dicta ecclesia quoad vixerit in eandem comviendam, retinere possit. 
Patet per bullam sub dat. Eome, pridie Nonas Aug. anno viij. Et 
promisit solvere annatam dicti monasterii eidem Camere hie in curia 
infra unum annum proxime et immediate sequentem, sub penis Camere 
etc. Juravit etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla] de mandato dominorum Camere 
etc. Vide obligationem particularem factam per Societatem de Eabatia 
et Eicasulis ad unum annum proxime sequentem etc., prout libro ij. 
Obligationum domini Sixti, folio 216. Bulla reservationis dicti mona- 
sterii non est ex'"- (? exhibita ? vel expedita). The proceeding, beginning 
at vide is a marginal note in the codex of the Camera ap°°" (1480-81, 
/. 160.) 

1478-79, f. 191. Church, by whom, or precisely when, is 

1 Anachaaduih (or Eanach-dubh, i.e. not known. The IV. Masters mention 

black marsh, as the IV. Mast, write it, Mao-an-tsair, abbot of this place, who 

now Annaduff). — A parish in the baronies died in the year 762. 

of Mohill and Leitrim, and county of 1479-80, f. 74. 

Leitrim. There was an abbey founded I Killfulan. — Not identified, 

there in the early times of the Irish 2 Okual. — Not identified. 



DiocEsis Ardachadensis. 167 

2. Die ij. Aprilis, 1481, dns. Cornellius (sic) Magranayll, perpetuus 
vioarius par. ecclesie de Kyltacunrch [rede Gill Tathchomharc, Kill- 
toghert] Ardakaden. dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice 
pro annata rectorie loci seu terre de Munteroleys dicta Ardakaden dice, 
cuius fructus vigintiquatuor marchar. sterlingor. co. ext., uniende dicte 
vicarie dicte ecclesie de Kyltacunrch ad vitam dicti Cornelii. Patet per 
bullam sub dat. Eome, Kal. Marcii, anno decimo. Et promisit solvere 
annatam dicte rectorie eidem Camere hie in curia, aut Collectori infra 
sex menses immediate a die qua dicta unio sorcietur effectum compu- 
tandos, sub penis Camere etc. Juravit etc. Bestituta [fuit bulla] de 
mandate, quia [est] in eventum (sic) pro Hibernico. (F 166.) 

Diversor. Innoc. VIII. 
1485. 

1. Dicta die (xxviij. Feb.) dris. Cornelius Yfergail, clericus Ardacaden. 
dice, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata decanatus 
ecclesie Ardachaden., cuius fructus etc. triginta marchar. sterlingor. 
secundum com. extimationem valorem annuum non excedunt, vaoantis 
alias certo modo. Et mandatur provider! eidem dno. Cornelio in forma 
nove provisionis de dicto decanatu, sub dat. Eome, Kal. Feb., anno 
prime. Et promisit solvere annatam predictam infra sex menses proxime 
sequentes, sub penis Camere, et iuravit etc. Data [fuit bulla] quia pro 
Ibernico, et narrat se possessorem etc. Et promisit sub dictis penis 
solvere Collectori in partibus de fructibus de factis perceptis ex dicto 
decanatu etc. Juravit etc. (1484-85, /. 80.) 

2. Die vij. eiusdem (Martii) dns. Johannes Obardan [O'Bardan] , 
clericus Ardakaden. diec , principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice 
pro annata rectorie terrarum ruralium nuncupate de Montirangaylle, 
dicte dioc, cuius fructus etc. quadraginta marchar. sterlingor. secundum 
communem extimationem valorem annuum non excedunt, vacature per 
privationem cuiusdem Bernardi Offergayll, eiusdem rectorie rectoris, 
in forma iuris extra Eomanam curiam faciendam. Et mandatur conferri 
dicta rectoria prefato dno. Johanni in eventum (sic) privationis huiusmodi, 
sub dat. Eome, duodecimo Kal. Feb., anno primo. Et promisit solvere 
annatam predictam infra sex menses a die habite possessionis compu- 
tandos, sub penis etc. etc. Data [fuit bulla] quia privatio in forma 
iuris, at pro Ibernico. {F. 92.) 

3. Dicta die (xj. Martii) dns. Cornelius Off[eJrgayll, decanus ecclesie 
Ardachaden., ut principahs et privata persona, obligavit se Camere 
Apostolice, nomine dni. Donati Magranayll, clerici Ardahaden (sic) dioc, 
pro annata prioratus menasterii Beate Marie de Maythayl [Mohill] ord. 
S. Aug. Ardakaden. dioc, per priorem soliti gubernari, cuius fructus etc. 
duodecim marcar. sterlingor. secundum com. ext. valorem annualem non 
excedunt, vacantis alias per privationem Mauritii Machaigayn [Mac 
Bgan] , tunc ipsius monasterii prioris, auctoritate ordinaria extra Eo- 
manam curiam factam. Et mandatur conferri dietus prioratus eidem 



i68 Obligationes pro Annatis 

dno. Donate, sub dafc. Eome, sexto Idus Feb., anno primo. Et promisit 
solvere annatam predietam infra sex menses a die habite possessionis 
somputandos, sub penis etc. etc. 

4. Die vj. eiusdem (iMaii) dns. Cornelius Yffergoyll, decanus ecclesie 
Ardakaden., principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata 
reotorie ecclesie ruralis S. Patritii de Cnocracha, Ardakaden. dice, 
cuius octo, necnon decanatus dicte ecclesie Ardakaden., cuius triginta, 
ac per. vicarie par. ecclesie Beate Marie alias Sancte Scanpfane de 
Cluaynprony [recte S. Samhthann^ de Cluain-Bronaigh, now Clonbroney] , 
Ardakaden. dioc, cuius etiam octo marchar. sterlingor. fructus etc. 
secundum communem extimationem valorem annuum non exoedunt, 
vacantibus [recte vacantium] certis diversis modis. Et rectoria et de- 
canatus conferri, ac perpetua vicaria predicte eidem decanatui, quam- 
diu prefatus Cornelius ilium obtinuerit uniri mandatur, sub dat. Eome, 
sextodecimo Kal. Aprilis, anno primo. Et promisit solvere annatas, 
viz. rectorie et decanatus, quos obtinet, infra sex menses proxime 
sequentes, et per. vicarie predictarum infra sex menses a die habite 
possessionis computandos, sub penis etc. etc. pro Ibernico. Et promisit 
solvere omnes fructus male perceptos ex dictis benefitiis CoUectori in 
partibus, sub dictis penis etc. Juravit etc. (F. 127.) 

Ex Lih-o Quitancium. 

1. Universis etc. Quod D. Guillelmus, Electus Ardecaden., pro annata 
etc. Monasterii B'°- M*- de Granardo or. Cisterciensis Ardecaden. dioc, 
in quibus erat etc. obligatus, ratione provisionis etc. fiorenos auri de 
Camera quatuordecim cum uno quarto ipsi Camere Depositario etc. 
recipiente, per manus E™'- D. Car"= Parmensis solui fecit etc. Dat. ut 
supra ( ) die ultimo Julij. (1486), anno secundo. (1484-86, /. 208.) 

Diverse): Innoc. VIII. 

1487. 

1. Die dicta (iiij. Aprilis) dns. Eugenius Mc Karmayc [Mao Cormack] , 
rector rectorie de Miyntyrhanayle [recte Muintir-Anghaile] Ardaohaden. 
dioc, procurator ad infrascripta constitutus a dno. Mauro [?recte Mauricio] 
Offergayl, canonico monasterii Insule omnium Sanctorum ord. S. Aug., 
dicte dioc, prout de mandato constat manu Eugenii Orodakaym 
[O'Eoddy] , clerici dicte dioc, notarii publici, sub dat. vj. Sept., 1486, 
vigore dicti mandati, recogniti, et in Camera dimissi, obligavit dictum 
Bugenium, principalem, Camere Apostolice pro annata prioratus dicti 
monasterii, cuius fructus etc sexaginta marchar, sterlingor. secundum 
communem etc, per privationem Yraldi [Irial] Offergayl, ipsius prions, 
extra curiam faciendam, vacaturi. Et de quo mandatur provideri dicto 

1484-85, f. 127. ' virgin, of Cluain-Bronaigh, in Cairbre in 

, _ , r ^ , , _ , , Tethbha, near Grauard : she was of the 

1 The Martyrology of Dotiegalea.ys of ^^^^ ^f Piataoh Finn, monarch of Erin, 

the saint named above : Samhthann, ggg jjQj.g ^ 1442-44. 



DiocEsis Ardachadensis. 169 

Mauro, sub dat. pridie Nonas Martii, anno tertio. Et promisifc solvere 
annatam Collectori Camere in partibus infra unum mensem post habitam 
possessionem computandum, sub penis Camere, et iuravit. (1486-87, 
/. 107.) 

2. Die vj. Aprilis dns. Eugenius Mc Karmayo, rector rectorie de 
Myntyrhanayle Ardachaden. dioc, procurator ad infrascripta oonstitutus 
a dno. Dermitio Offergayl, clerico Ardachaden, dioc, prout de mandato 
constat manu Eugenii Orodakayne, cleriei dicte dioc, notarii publici, 
sub dat. vj. Sept. Mcccclxxxvj., vigore dicti mandati recogniti, et in 
Camera dimissi, obligavit eum Camere pro annata vicarie par. ecclesie S. 
Moctha de Kilmor [Kilmore] dicte dioc, cuius fructus etc. viginti mar- 
char, sterlingor. secundum communem extimationem etc., [vacature] per 
privationem Eugenii Machmararih ?, presbytero [rede presbiteri] dicte 
dioc, extra Eomanam curiam faciendam. Et de qua, vocatis vocandis, 
mandatur provideri dicto Dermitio, sub dat. tertio Nonas Martii, anno 
tertio. Et promisit solvere annatam infra unum mensem a die habite 
possessionis computandum Collectori Camere in partibus deputato, sub 
penis Camere, et iuravit. (/''. 109.) 

3. Dicta die (xj. Aprilis) Eugenius Mackonkagey (vel Mackonkagry), 
presbyter Ardakaden. dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice 
pro annata rectorie ruralis de Mentorangale dicte dioc, cuius fructus 
etc. quadraginta librarum sterlingor. secundum communem etc., per 
privationem Bernardi Offergayl, extra Eomanam curiam faciendam va- 
cature. Et de qua, vocatis vocandis, mandatur provideri dicto Bugenio, 
sub dat. pridie Idus Martii, anno tertio. Et promisit solvere annatam 
Collectori in partibus, infra unum mensem post habitam possessionem 
computandum, sub penis Camere, et juravit. {F. 111.) 

4. Die xxvij. (Martii, 1487) una bulla pro Eugenio Yconalcha [? O'Con- 
noUy] , per. vicario par. ecclesie de Eusse' Ardakaden. dioc, super 
provisione par. ecclesie de Killeoy •' alias de Killpedrigir Ardakaden. dioc, 
cuius fructus etc. oeto. librar. sterlingorum secundum communem etc., 
vacantis per devolutionem ; et que mandatur uniri dicte vicarie de Eusse 
ad vitam dicti Eugenii, sub dat. Kalendis Martii, anno tertio. Eestituta 
[bulla] quia non excedit xxiiij. [florenos] . {F. 229.) 

1488. 

1. Dicta die (xviij. Julii) dns. Dermitius Offergayl, canonicus mona- 

sterii per priorem soliti gubernari B. Marie Innismoyr Lochagauna Ord. 

S. Aug. Ardakaden. dioc, principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro 

annata prioratus dicti monasterii, cuius fructus etc quadraginta octo 

1486-87, f. 229. Clery's Irish Calendar at the 14t]i Sept. 

1 Russe (recte Bos-each, i.e. Wood of See annals IV. Mast., ad. an. 614, note s. 
the Horses, now Russagh, whieh gives 

its name to a parish in the barony of ^- 2. 

Moygoish, in Westmeath) . — There are 2 Kylleoy. — Perhaps identical with 

some remains of the old church of St. Killoe, in Irish Cill-eo, i.e. the church 

Caemhan or Colman-Breac, who, accord- of the yews, a parish partly in the barony 

ing to the IV. Mast., died in the year of Granard, but chiefly in that of Long- 

614, and whose feast-day is marked in ford, and co. of Longford. 



170 Obligationes pro Annatis 

marchar. steiiingor. secundum communem extimacionem [valoremj 
annuum etc. non excedunt ; et qui tanto tempore vacavit quod eius 
coUatio est devoluta etc., licet quidam Willelmus etiam Offergayl, ca- 
nonicus eiusdem monasterii, per piures annos [eum] detinuit prout 
detinet. Et mandatur conferri dictus prioratus eidem Dermitio, sub 
dat. Rome, tertio Kal. Julii, anno quarto. Et promisit solvere annatam 
predictam infra tres menses a die habite possessionis computandos, sub 
penis Camere etc. Juravit etc. Pro Ibernico. (1487-88, /. 147.) 

2. Die xxiiij. eiusdem Julii dns. Donatus Ofergayl, clericus Ardakaden. 
dioc, principalis, obUgavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata perpetue 
vicarie par. ecclesie B. Marie de Grana[r]do dicte dice, cuius fructus 
etc. quadraginta octo marchar. sterlingor. secundum communem extim- 
ationem valorem annuum non excedunt, vacature per privationem dni. 
Willialmi etiam Ofergayl, eiusdem parrochie vicarii, extra Eomanam 
curiam in forma iuris faciendam. Et mandatur provideri dictam vicariam 
eidem dno. Donate, sub dat. Eome, Pridie Idus Junii, anno quarto. Et 
promisit solvere annatam predictam infra sex menses a die habite posses- 
sionis computandos, sub penis Camere etc. Juravit etc. Data [fuit bulla] 
quia pro Ibernico. {F. 149.) 

3. Die iij. Octobris, 1488, Cornelius Yffregul [? recte Yfergal] , clericus 
Ardakaden., principalis, presens, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro 
annata rectorie ecclesie S. Patritii de Cnocrata [recte Cnoc-ratha] Ardak- 
aden. dioc, cuius octo marchar. sterlingorum, et decanatus, cuius triginta 
marcharum similium communi extimatione, vigore provisionis Perinde 
valere super aliis litteris desuper expeditis, quarum tenor babeatur pro 
expresso, sub dat. tertio Nonas Julii, anno quarto. Et data fuit bulla 
dicto Cornelio, pauperi Hibernico, qui promisit solvere annatam infra 
sex menses postquam ea concessio fuerit secuta effectum. Et fuit missa 
dicta bulla ad Datarium. (1488-89, /. 21.) 

1489. 
1. Die dicta 26 Martii, 1489, dictus Maurus Magranayll, canonicus 
monasterii B. Marie de Maythayl [Mohill] ord. S. Aug., Ardakaden. 
dioc, principaUs, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata rectorie par. 
eoclesiarum loci de Monterolays [Muintir-Eolais] dicte dioc, cuius fructus 
etc., vigintiquatuor marchar. sterlingorum etc non excedunt. Et man- 
datur provideri dicto Mauro sub dat. Id. Martii, anno quinto. Et pro- 
misit solvere dictam annatam in partibus CoUectori, infra unum annum 
etc., aut infra sex menses post habitam possessionem etc., sub penis 
Camere etc. Juravit etc. Data [fuit bulla] quia per privationem 
fiendam in partibus, et in ea narratur intrusus. {F. 115.) 

1492. 

1. Die dicta (xv. Martii) Tbebaldus de la Mayr, rector par. ecclesie S. 
Andree Apostoli de Multifurni [Multifarnham] Miden. dioc, obligavit 
se Camere Apostolice pro annata per. vicarie par. ecclesie B. Marie de 
Serayd [Street] Ardacbaden, dioc, vacantis ex eo quod illam obtinens 



DiocEsis Ardachadensis. 171 

non fecit se ad presbyteratus ordinem infra annum promoveri, et cuius 
fructus viginti marchar. sterlingorum non excedunt. Et de qua, vocatis 
vocandis, provideri mandatur dicto Thebaldo, sub dat. iij. Kal. Martii, 
anno viij. Et promisit solvere dictam annatam infra duos menses Col- 
tori in partibus, postquam illam fuerit assecutus, sub penis Camere. 
Juravit. (1491-92, /. 117.) 

2. Die dicta (v. Aprilis) dns. Fernandus Sancy, prior ecclesie Seguntin., 
ut principalis, ac vice et nomine dni. Eugenii Yconalborha, [sic) clerici Ar- 
dackaden. dioc, obligavit se pro annata vicarie par. ecclesie de Eussasch 
[Russagh] , ecclesie Sci. Jacobi de Villanoua de ? Kyllcillud' Ardakaden. 
dice, quarum videlicet vicarie octo, et S. Jacobi duodecim marcbar. 
sterlingor. etc. non excedunt, vacantium per privationem fiendam in 
partibus, vocatis etc. Et mandatur in eventum (sic) provideri dicto 
Eugenio, sub dat. Eome, Id. Martii, anno octavo : et promisit solvere 
dictam annatam infra duos menses post babitam possessionem CoUectori 
in partibus, sub penis Camere, et juravit etc. {I''. 130.) 

Diversor. Alexandri VI. 
1502. 
1. Die xxxj. Dec, 1501 [vecte 1502] , d. Pantutius Ofergil, canonicus 
monasterii B. M°- de Insula Omnium Sanctorum ord. S. Aug. Ardachaden. 
dioc, obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata prioratus dicti mona- 
sterii, vacantis per privationem ; cuius fructus etc. sexaginta marcbar. 
sterlingor. valorem annuum non excedunt. De quo providetur eidem 
Fantutio, sub dat. Eome, tertio Idus Dec, anno decimo. Eestituta 
[fuit bulla] quia narratur intrusus, et [est] in Ibernia. Et promisit 
solvere dictam annatam CoUectori post habitam possessionem etc., sub 
penis Camere. Juravit etc. (1601-02, /. 89,) 

Diversoriim Julii II. 

1506. 
1. Die V. Mail, Nemeas Magebadgayn [Gillananaem Mac Egan] , 
obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata vicarie par. ecclesie de Ckillta- 
moie ? [Kiltogbert] Ardacaden. dioc, vacature per privationem Jobannis 
Magillhasulich [Gillooly] , cuius fructus duodecim marcbarum argenti 
non excedunt. Et providetur sub dat. octavo Kalendas ^Maii, anno 
tertio. Et promisit solvere annatam CoUectori in partibus. (1506, 
/72.) 

1507. 
1. Dicta die (xiiij. Julii) Dnus. Donatus Ofrigail[0'Farrell] , canonicus 
ecclesie Ardakaden., obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata rectorie 
terrarum ruraliumde Miniter Engale [Muintir-Anghailei nuncupate dicte 
dioc, certo modo vacantis ; cuius fructus etc. quadraginta marchar. 
sterlingor. secundum communem extimationem valorem annuum non 

1491-92, f. 130. 
3 Vicaria ]iar. ecclesie. S. Jacobi de Villanuva de KyUciUiud.—lPioi identified. 



172 Obligationes pro Annatis 

excedunt. Et errigatur in prebendaiu, et conceditur canonicatui diote 
ecclesie quern obtinet, sub dat. xiiij. Kal. Julii, anno iiij. Et promisit 
solvere huiusmodi annatam CoUeotori in partibus, sub penis Camere, et 
juravit etc., quia in bulla narratur intrusus. (1506-07,/. 140.) 

2. Dicta die (xxviij. Julii) dns. Carmatius Mycumycarthyd [Mac 
Murtagh] , canonicus S. Petri de Deargh [Abbeyderg] ord. S. Aug. 
Ar[da]ohaden [dice] obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata prioratus 
dicti monasterii certo modo [vacantis] , ac per. vicarie par. ecclesie de 
Kyldachamoyc' Ardakaden. dioc, vacantis per obitum Bernard! Offergyl 
extra curiam ; et cuius videlicet prioratus octo, ac vicarie decern mar- 
char, sterlingor. secundum communem extimationem non excedunt. 
Et mandatur provider! dieto d. Cormatio, et uniri vicaria dicto prioratui 
quamdiu [ilium] obtinuerit, sub dat. xiiij. Kalendas Julii, anno iiij. Et 
promisit solvere annatam Collectori in partibus. 

1510. 
1, Die xxj. dicti (Junii) dnus. Johannes Yfergayl, olericus dioc, 
Ardachaden., obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata de Kylnasythy 
[Killashee] et de Balymeocarmych' [Ballymacormick] dicte dioc. par. 
eeclesiarum certo modo vacantium, quarum fructus decern marohar. 
sterlingorum non excedunt. Et mandatur provider! dicto Johann! sub 
dat. xvij. Kal. Junii, anno septimo. Et promisit solvere Collectori in 
partibus, more Ibernico, sub penis etc. Juravit etc. Eestituta [fuit 
bulla] , quia in bulla narratur intrusus. (1510-11, /. 13.) 

1506-7, 140. Lougli Sewdy, in "Westmeath. The ex- 

4 Kyldachamoyc. — There was a oartron eoutors of Ofrigail's Bull were the Abbot 

of land in the territory of Glanconor, bar- of Kilbeggan, Donatus Ofiergail [Ofiar- 

ony of Bathcline and county of Longford, rell] and Manus Magraynyl [Magrannel 

called Kildachamoge, and also church alias Eeynolds] , canons of Ardagh. Bull.) 
land in the same territory, belonging to 

the said Kildachamege. (Inq.. No. 3 1510-11, f. 13. 

Jac. I. Longford.) 1 Balymeocarmych. — Ballymacormick, 

2 The intruder spoken of in this annat a parish in the baronies of Ardagh and 

entry was WOliam Odalaidh [O'Daly], Moydow, in the co. of Longford. There 

calling himself Prior of St. Mary's of are some remains of the old church. 



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1396-1B23. 



7 Nov., 1396. 

'Ber. OTC. ofEilglass. — The per. vicarage 
of Kilglass, dice, of Ardagh, the yearly 
fruits of which do not exceed six marks 
ster., being vacant by the death of Mari- 
anuB Ooongalom [recte Ocongalain ?] ex- 
tra curiam, Boniface IX., by Bull dated 
VII. Ides of Nov. , an. VIII. , directed that 
said vicarage, which has cure of souls, 
whether void in the manner aforesaid, 
or in any other way, should be conferred 
onDonatus Offeargail, clerk of said dioc, 
provided that at the date of these pre- 
sents no one had a specially acquired 
right therein. (Beg. Bon IX., an. 8", 
lib". 67, f. 2.) Pro Deo. Jac. de Theram. 

16 Feb., 1397. 

Per. vie. of Street. - The per. vicarage 
of the par. church of Sraid Maigibreacrai, 
[recte Sraid - Maighe - Breacraighe, now 
Street, in the north-east of the county 
of Westmeath, adjoining that of Long- 
ford] has been vacant, and is now so, by 
reason that the late John Ofergail [O'Par- 
reU], while holding said vicarage, ob- 
tained canonical possession of the par. 
church of Tirfoelan [ ] , and con- 

trary to the canons, held both livings at 
the same time for many years. Boniface 
. IX. by bull (xiii. Kal. March, an*. VIII.), 
directed that if on diligent examination 
Florence Macmircheartad, canon of Ar- 
dagh, should be found bene legere, bene 
construere, et bene cantare, ac congrue 
loqui latinis verbis, and be otherwi&e fit for 
said vicarage, then, whether it should be 
vacant as aforesaid, or in any other way, 
etc., it should be conferred on said 
Florence, provided that at the date of 
these presents no one had a specially 
acquired right therein ; notwithstanding 
that he is known to possess a canonry in 
the cathedral of Ardagh, from which he 
receives no fruits, and has no prebend. 
(Beg. Bon. IX., an". 8^, lib". 67, f. 132.) 

15 Nov., 1397. 

The perpetual vicarage of St. Patrick's 
Cnocracha {recte Cnocratha), not identi- 
fied, the yearly fruits, etc., of which do 
not exceed six marks ster., is so long 
vacant that nothing certain is known as 
to the cause of its voidance — its collation 
has legitimately lapsed to the apostolic 
see, but it is unduly occupied by Trinotus 
Osulechau, priest of this diocese. The 
pope desiring to grant a special favour to 
Dionisius Odunchan, who having been 
dispensed super defectu natalium, as the 
son of an unmarried couple, had obtained 
the per. vicarage of Clonbroney, in this 
dioc, and on trustworthy testimony had 
been recommended to him for his inte- 



grity of life, etc., by mandate of the xvii. 
Kal. Dec, an. 9no., ordered that if it is so, 
and that Trinoto et aliis qui fuerint evo- 
candi being summoned, said vicarage 
should be found vacant as aforesaid, or 
in any other way, etc., it was to be con- 
ferred on said Dionisius, provided that 
at the date of these presents no one had 
a specially acquired right therein. Clon- 
broney was not valued at more than three 
silver marks yearly. (Eeg. Bonifacii IX. , 
an. 9", f. 75.) 

15th Nov., 1397. 

Per. vie. of Rathreagh. — The per. vic- 
carage of Rathriebach, "grey fort" [now 
Eathreagh], dioc, of Ardagh, the fruits 
of which don't exceed four marks yearly, 
has been, and is at present, vacant by the 
death of Paul Omuledi, but is held un- 
duly by Thomas Macega, priest of this 
dioc. Boniface IX., by bull, xvii. Kal. 
Dec, an°. IX., ordered that, if vocatis 
dicto Thoma et aliis qui fuerint evocandt, 
it should prove to be vacant as aforesaid, 
or in any other way, etc, it should be 
conferred on Donatus Ofeargail [O'Par- 
rell], per. vicar of Killglais [Kilglass] in 
this dioc, the revenue of which does not 
exceed four marks ster. The pope lic- 
ensed Donatus to hold at the same time 
both benefices, with the proviso, however, 
that they should not be defrauded of their 
due services, and that the cure of souls 
therein should in no way be neglscted. 
(Reg. Bon. IX., an. 9°, etc ) 

20th Nov., 1397. 

Per. vie. of Taghsenny ? — The per. vic- 
arage of the parish church of Teachsinchi 
[? Taghshinny] in the diocese of Ardagh 
is vacant by the non promotion of the 
late Charles Offeargail [O'Perrall] to the 
priesthood, and is so long so, that its 
collation has lapsed to the apostolic see, 
according to the statutes of the Lateran 
Council; but the abbot and convent of 
the Cistercian monastery of Kilbeggan, 
diocese of Meath, hold undue possession 
of it. Now, as Patrick Maghaga, a priest 
of this dioc, is much commended to the 
pope, he, by bull dated xii. Kal. Dec, 
an°. IX., directed the bishop and arch- 
deacon of Ardagh, and another, that if 
what is stated is true, and that the said 
abbot and convent being cited, and all 
others who de jure should be summoned, 
they should find said vicarage vacant as 
aforesaid, to collate and assign it by 
apostolic authority to said Patrick, pro- 
vided that at the date of these presents 
no one had a specially acquired right 
therein. Dat. Rome, etc, xii. Kal Dec, 
an. IX.) Reg. Bon. IX., an. 9", lib. 1°, 
f.5.) 



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7 Jan., 1400. 

Priory of Derg. — It was representsd to 
to Boniface IX., on tlie x^art of Nicholas 
Macmuohy, prior of S. Peter's, Deirg, 
O.S.A. (Regular Canons), dioo. of Ardagh, 
that said priory being vacant by the death 
extra curiam of Cristine Igynechan, the 
convent of the same, vocatis omnibus, etc., 
the day for the election being fixed previ- 
ously, assembled together ut maris est, 
and unanimously elected said Nicholas 
as their prior ; to which election he gave 
his assent, and obtained for it the con- 
firmation by his ordinary authority of 
Gilbert [Mao Brady] Bishop of Ardagh, 
and in virtue of said election and con- 
firmation he has obtained peaceable pos- 
session of said priory. But as he doubts 
for certain reasons that said election and 
confirmation hold good, and said priory 
adhuc ut prefertur vacare noscatur, 
the pope sent a mandate, dated Rome, 
etc., vii. Id. Jan., an°. XI., to the bishop 
of Thelesin, and the priors of the Island 
of All Saints and Insula Magna (Inish- 
more), dioo. of Ardagh, or to any two or 
one of them, etc., in whatsoever way said 
priory should be vacant, the yearly in- 
come of which does not exceed 20 marks 
stg., provided said Nicholas is not an 
intruder, and that at the date of these 
presentsno onehas a special right therein, 
to confer it on him by apostolic authority. 
(Reg. Boniface IX., an. XI., lib. , f. 
2.39.) 

1.3 Jan., 1400. 

Priory of Mohill. — St. Mary's priory 
de Matthail Manthan [rede Moethail 
Mainchein, now Mohill] , dioc. of Ardagh, 
being vacant by the demise of John 
Ochany, Boniface IX., by bull dated 
Rome, etc.. Id. Jan., an. XI., commanded 
the bishop of Concord, the abbot of St. 
Mary's, Granard, and the archdeacon of 
Ardagh, or any two or one of them, per 
se, vel alium seu alios, in whatsoever way 
said priory, the yearly fruits, etc., of 
which do not exceed xx. marks stg., is 
vacant to confer it on, and assign it to 
Gilbert Omoran, canon of the same, 
recommended to the pope for his zeal for 
religion, and integrity of life, etc., pro- 
vided that at the date of these presents 
no one has a special right therein. (Reg. 
Bon. IX., an. XI., lib. 3, f. 35.) 

2 Jan., 1401. 

Adam Margatyre, an expressly pro- 
fessed monk of the Cistercian abbey of 
Bective [de Benedictione Dei^ diocese of 
Meath, who was on trustworthy evidence 
recommended to Boniface IX. for his 
religious zeal and blameless life, repre- 
sented to him that, for certain reasonable 
motives, he cannot with quiet of mind 
remain in said abbey, nor serve God there. 
Wherefore he humbly prayed that he 
might de bemgnitate apostolica be lic- 
ensed to betake himself to the Cistercian 
abbey of S. Mary's Granard. Thereupon 



the pope sent a mandate bidding the 
Bishop of 01 . . . , if the above 
statement is true, and that no oauonioal 
obstacle bars the way, to give to said 
Adam the license requested; have him 
received as a monk in said monastery, to 
be maintained there from its common 
funds, and be treated with sincere charity 
in the Lord. Contradictors to be re- 
strained by censures, etc. Notwith- 
standing any statutes and usages of said 
monastery and order to the contrary, 
those especially by which it is said that 
it is enacted that no one can or ought to 
be received in said monastery, unless he 
be de nacione Anglicorum. (Reg. Bou 
IX., an°. 12, f. 12.) 

Bective, in Meath, founded from Melli- 
font, 14th Jan., 1146, and called in Irish' 
Lieltrede, in Latin de Beatitudine, and 
commonly Bective. (Ussher's Sylloge, 
Vet. Epist. Hib.,p. 149) 

29 Dec, 1406. 

Rectory of Regies. — The above rectory 
was vacant by the death of Nicholas 
Macheydan extra curiam, and is still 
vacant, but unduly held by Gelasius 
Macheydan, a priest of this diocese of 
Ardagh. By bull dated Viterbo, iiii. Kal. 
January, an°. secundo, Innocent VII. 
ordered that, vocatis dicta Gilasio et aliis 
qui fuerint evecandi, should said rectory 
be found vacant as aforesaid or in any 
other way, provided that at the date of 
these presents no had a specially acquired 
right therein, it should be conferred on, 
and assigned to, Andrew Macheydan, 
per. vicar of the parish church of Cluain 
[Cloone], in the same diocese. There is 
also the proviso that the rectory and vie- . 
arage shall not be defrauded of their 
services, nor the cure of souls in them 
be in any way neglected. The yearly 
fruits, etc., of the said rectory do not 
exceed four marks sterling. (Reg. Innoo. 
VII., an. 2°, f. 216.] 

29 March, 1407. 

Recty. of Kilglass. — The rectory of the , 
parish church of S. Echi,* Kilglass, dioo. 
of Ardagh, a sinecure, the yearly fruits 
of which do not exceed six marks ster., 
is so long vacant that the manner of its 
voidance is uncertain. Pope Gregory XII., 
desiring to confer a favour on Maurice 
Maogillanauaeim, archdeacon of Ardagh, 
who says that out of the worldly goods 
given to him by God he exercises hospi- 
tality after the manner of his country, 
and besides is much commended to him 
for the integrity of his life and conver- 
sation, sent a mandate, dated iiii. Kal. 
Apr., an°. 1°, to the archdeacon of Kil- 
more, if what is stated be true, to collate 
Maogillananaem, by apostolic authority, 
to said recty-i provided that at the date 
of these presents no one had a specially 
acquired right therein. 

* He was the son of Darerca, the sister of S. 
Patrick. His feast-day is the 5th Aug. (Martyr- 
ology of Dontgal.J 



Ardagh 



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25 May, 1410. 

Friory of All Saints Island. — The priory 
of (Mean nanem [Island of All Saints] 
of the order of S. Austin (Canons Regular) 
and diocese of Ardagh, being vacant by 
the demise of William Maguibni? [M'Giv- 
ney], John XXIII. directed the Bishops 
of Vesprim and Clonmacnoise and the 
abbot of Bective [de Benedictione Dei], 
dioo. of Meath, by bull dated viii. Kal. 
June, an°. 1°, that they, or any two or 
one of them, per se, vel ahum seu alios, 
should confer said priory, the yearly fruits 
etc., of which do not exceed 100 marks 
sterling — which has care of souls, is 
elective and conventual, on Kiananus 
Ofeargail [O'Parrell], monk of the Cis- 
tercian monastery of Kilbeggan [de Flu- 
mine Dei], and in priest's orders. Not- 
withstanding that the religious habit 
worn in the priory of All Saints differs 
in colour and shape from that of the 
monks of Kilbeggan. It is the will of 
the pope that said Kiananus, after he 
shall have got peaceable possession of 
said priory, shall wear the habit that is 
in use there, and conform to the rule of 
S. Austin. (Reg. Jo. XXIII., an°- 1", 
lib". 4°, f. 23Y.) 

5 June, 1410. 

Priory 0/ Inismm-e — Alexander V. 
ordered the priory of Inismore, O.S.A., 
diocese of Ardagh, vacant by the death 
of Thomas Ochani extra curiam, to be 
conferred on Nemeas Offeargail, a canon 
of the same ; but as he (the pope) died 
before the bulls were expedited, the mat- 
ter was taken up by his immediate suc- 
suecessor, John XXIII. But as through 
inadvertence no mention was made, 
either in the concession of Alexander or 
in the bulls of John, that Edmund Ma- 
ginnbair ?, calling himself a canon of this 
priory, was, as he is still, in undue pos- 
session of the same, lest this omission 
should give rise to any doubt as to the 
validity of the said concession and bulls, 
pope John wills and grants that they from 
the date of these presents valeant plen- 
amque obtineant roboris firmitatem ; and 
that those deputed to put in force said 
bulls can and should proceed to do so, just 
as if there were no omission as above in 
the aforesaid concession or subsequent 
bulls. Dat. Bononie Non. Junii, an. 
pruno. (Reg. Jo, XXIII., an. 1°, lib. 4, 
f. 176.) 

25 July, 1410. 

Recty- of Russach. — The recty- of 
Russach alias S. Vadani of Masoruym 
[Mostrim] being, it is said, vacant, and 
so long so that there is no certainty as to 
the cause of its voidance, John XXIII. 
ordered that if it is so, it should be given in 
commendam ad vitam to Nemeas Ofiear- 
gail, prior of S. Mary's, Inismore O.S.A., 
ut statum suum decentius teiwre valeat, 
provided that at the date of these presents 



no one has a special right therein — care 
must be taken that said rectory shall not 
be defrauded of due spiritual etc. assist- 
ance. The yearly fruits of the priory 
did not exceed 50 marks ster., and those 
of the rectory were not more than 10 
marks. Given at Bologna, 8 Kal. Aug., 
an. 1°- (Reg. Jo. 23. an. 1°, lib°. 2, f. 62.) 

12 Jan., 1411. 

Abbey of Granard. — Richard Ofleargayl 
[O'Parrell] being of illegitimate birth 
was, while yet a secular scholar, dispensed 
by apostolic authority so that he might 
be promoted to all even holy orders, and 
hold any and as many ecclesiastical bene- 
fices with or without care of souls, even 
though they should be dignities, per- 
sonatus and offices in cathedrals or col- 
legiate churches, and such dignities 
major after the pontifical in cathedrals, 
or principal in collegiate churches, should 
they be alias canonioally conferred on 
him. Afterwards, being then an ex- 
pressly professed monk of the Cistercian 
monastery of S. Anastasius without the 
walls of Rome, said to be a priest, though 
in minor orders only, and without having 
obtained any other canonical dispen- 
sation stiper hoc, Boniface IX., as he was 
called in his obedience, provided him, 
quamvis de facto, to the monastery of S. 
Mary's, Granard, of the above order, in 
the dioc. of Ardagh, then vacant, and set 
him over it as abbot. Thereupon said 
Richard believing that in virtue of the 
dispensation mentioned above it was law- 
ful for him to do so, took upon him the 
rule and administration of said mon- 
astery de facto pretextu provisionis et 
prefectionis aforesaid. But as said mon- 
astery was still in reality canonically 
vacant, John XXIII. , in view of the great 
virtues with which the Most High had 
endowed said Richard, as he had been 
credibly informed, announced to him 
that he intended to provide him on that 
day to the vacant abbey of Granard ; that 
all concerning the administration of the 
same which had been by him rite gesta, 
he by his apostolic authority ratified 
and approved, and that he dispensed him, 
defectu predicto (nataliumj non obstante, 
so that he might lawfully be set over said 
abbey, and receive the care, rule and ad- 
ministration of the same. On that day 
he issued the promised bull Surmni dis- 
positione, dated Bononie, 2° Id. Jan., an. 
1°, providing said Richard to the abbey 
of Granard, vacant by the destitution 
and removal of abbot William, who, stds 
deineritis exigentibus, had been deprived 
de jure by Stephen, abbot of S. Mary's, 
Dublin, of which house Granard was a 
dependency. (Reg. Jo. XXIII., an". 6° 
(sic), lib. 20, f. 193. No. 150.; 

Mon. B. Marie de Grenardo. -A mon- 
astery was founded by S. Patrick near 
Granard, and dedicated to the B.V. Mary. 
Its first abbot, appointed by S. Patrick, 



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was S. Guasaoht, whose feast-day is the 
24th Jan. Lord Richard Tuit refounded 
this abbey in the year 1205, for Cistercian 
monks, whom he brought from. S. Mary's 
abbey, Dublin. (Archdall's Monasticon.) 
Eichard O'Ferrall, abbot of this house at 
the close of the Dissolution, became 
Henry the Eighth's Bishop of Ardagh, 
in 1541. The Holy See never recognised 
him. 

Edward VI. directed (the 10th Nov., 
an. 6°) the Lord Deputy to make a grant 
to Baron Delvin of the religious house 
called Granard in the Annalye. May 7, 
4° and 5° of Philip and Mary, Sir Eichard 
Nugent, Baron of Delvin, had a grant, 
inter alia, of the site, precinct, and pos- 
sessions of the monastery of Granarde. 
Sir Thomas Cusacke of Lessemolyn then 
held the site and possessions of the mon- 
astery of Granard, in the Annaly, by 
grant from Henry VIII. for a term of 
years unexpired. (Pat. and Close Eolls, 
Chancery, Ireland.) 

This grant seems to clash with that of 
Edward the Sixth given above. 

24th Oct., 1411. 

Archdeaconry of Ardagh. — The above 
benefice which has care of souls and a 
yearly income not exceeding x. marks 
sterling, was voided by the spontaneous 
resignation of its incumbent William 
Yfergail [O'Parrell] before a certain no- 
tary public and witnesses, and is still void. 
John XXIII. habens resignationem ipsam 
ratam et gratam, and desiring to confer a 
special favour, in consideration of his 
merits, on Carbry Ofergail, clerk of this 
diocese, who, as he says, has studied canon 
law for seven years or thereabout, sent a 
mandate to the Archbishop of Tuam, the 
Bishop of Vesprim and the Provost of 
Tuam, that they, or any two or one of 
them, etc., should confer on, and assign 
to, said Carbry the above archdeaconry, 
whether vacant as aforesaid, or in any 
other way, provided that at the date of 
these presents no one had an especially 
acquired right therein. Given at Eome, 
etc., the 9th of the Kalends of Nov., an. 
2°. (Eeg. Jo. XXIIL, a°. 2°, lib°. 
f. 254.) 

8 Nov., 1411. 

The per. vicarage of Killnasichigi 
[Killashee], diocese of Ardagh, the yearly 
fruits, etc., of which do not exceed 8 
marks, being vacant by the demise of 
Celestine Yfergayl, John XXIIL, by bull 
dated 6 Ides Nov., an°. 2, ordered it to be 
conferred on Carbricus Offergail, clerk of 
this diocese, notwithstanding that he had 
lately provided him to the archdeaconry 
of the same, of which he has not as yet 
got possession, and the yearly fruits, etc., 
of which do not exceed 10 marks. Pro- 
vided, however, that said benefices shall 
not be defrauded of their usual services, 
that the care of souls therein shall in no 



way be neglected, and that at the date of 
these presents no one had a special right 
in the same. (Eeg. Jo. XXIIL) 

24th Dec, 1411. 

Per. vie. of Kilglass. -The per. vicarage of 
Kilglass, dioo. of Ardagh, being vacant by 
the spontaneous resignation of Thomas 
Macmurkerthaid [Mac Murtagh] before 
a notary and witnesses extra curiam, 
though Thomas Macoega [Mao Hughlj 
priest of this diocese, who obtained it by 
simony, is now in undue possession of it. 
John XXIIL wishing to grant a special 
favour to Nicholas Obranagan, per, vicar 
of S. Michael's, Russagh, in this dioo., 
in consideration of his merits, directed 
by bull (9th Kal. Jan., au°. 2°) the bishop 
of Lucera, the dean and archdeacon of 
Ardagh, or any two or one of them, per se 
vel alium sen alios, having cited Macoega, 
et aliis qui fuerint evocand%, to confer 
said per. vicarage of Kilglass, the income 
of which does not exceed 8 marks ster., 
whether vacant as aforesaid, or in any 
other way, provided that at the date of 
these presents no one had an especially 
acquired right therein, on said Nicholas. 
As soon, however, as he gets peaceaye 
possession, in virtue of these presents, of 
the vicarage of Kilglass, the pope decrees 
that ex tunc the vicarage of S. Michael 
shall be vacant, a,nd that he shall be bound 
to give it up omnino. Stephanus (gratis) 
pro Deo, de Prato. (Eeg. Jo. XXIIL, 
an". 2, lib. 18, f. 79.) 

21st June, 1412. 

Per. vicarage of Clongesh. — It was re- 
ported to John XXIIL, on the part of 
Cornelius Offergail, dean of Ardagh, and 
per. vicar of Tirfaelan in the same dioo., 
that he had some time ago been dispensed 
by apostolic authority to hold at the same 
time both of these benefices for life, to 
relinquish them simply, or exchange 
either or both of them for one or two 
other benefices similar or dissimilar, even 
though they should be incompatible with 
one another ; subsequently having resig- 
ned the above per. vicarage, Adam, Bishop 
of Ardagh, conferred on him by his ordi- 
nary authority the per. vicarage of S. 
Hilary Gluaingessi [Clongesh], the in- 
come of which does not exceed 12 marks 
ster., and he has held it together with 
the deanery aforesaid since, and still 
holds it. But as he is doubtful, for certain 
reasons, that his collation and provision 
hold good, and the pope understanding 
that the said benefice is vacant, wishing 
to confer a favour on said Cornelius, who 
is in priest's orders, comes of a noble 
race, has studied canon law for some time, 
and is highly recommended to him, by 
bull dated 11th Kal July, an. 3°, directed 
the prior of Derg [Abbey Deirg], it he on 
diligent examination should find said 
Cornelius fit, and that he legitimately 
proves what he has asserted regarding 



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177 



the dispensation, then, if the said per. 
viearage is vacant in the way alleged, or 
' in any other way, provided that at the date 
of these presents no one has a special 
right therein, to confer it on him. Not- 
withstanding etc., or that he holds the 
said deanery, to which the per. vicarage 
of the par. church of Glcanissiligan is 
oanonioally united, the yearly income of 
which does not exceed 20 marks ster. 
Provided that the deanery and the per. 
vicarage of S.Hilary shall not be defrauded 
of their due services, nor the cure of souls 
therein be by any means neglected, (fieg. 
Jo. XXIII., an. 3, lib. 1, f. 207.) 

1st Dec, 1417. 

Per. vie. of Cloone. — John Mackeythan, 
an aoolyth of the diocese of Ardagh, 
having humbly acknowledged that the 
perpetual vicarage of Cluany [Cloone], 
in this dioc. , being void by the death of 
Andrew Mackeythan, he having given 
money to some persons, was collated to 
the vacant benefice, and has held it for 
more than a year, and still holds it with- 
out any dispensation, though not pro- 
moted to priest's orders. He now 
prays that the clemency of the 
apostolic see may be extended to him. 
Thereupon the pope (Martin V.) to whom 
he was alias much commended, absolved 
biTn from the censures and penalties 
which he had incurred, but obliged him 
to resign the said benefice. Subsequently, 
however, a mandate dated Constance the 
Kalends of Dec, an". 1°, was sent by him 
to the bishop of Civitaten., the prior of 
Fore, and the archdeacon of Ardagh, 
bidding them etc.,^cr se, vel alium seu 
alios, to confer said per. vicarage, the 
yearly fruits of which do not exceed 8 
jnarks, and which is of lay patronage, on 
V .said John, provided that at the date of 
these presents no one had a special right 
therein. (Eeg. Martin V., an. 1°, etc.) 

24 Feb., 1418. 

Deanery of Ardagh. — Cornelius Ofergayl 
[O'Farrell], dean of Ardagh, having been 
provided to the bishoprick of the same 
by bull of Martin v., dated Constance, 
6 Eal. Mart., an". 1°, he reserved for 
John Macgillananem, clerk of this dioc, 
the appointment to said deanery, to take 
effect as soon as it should be vacant by 
the consecration of Cornelius aforesaid, 
or lapse of the time allowed by the Canons 
for the consecration of bishops, or in any 
other way, save by the death of Cornelius. 
The yearly fruits etc of the deanery 
don't exceed 20 marks stg. (Reg. Martin 
v., an. 1°, lib". 12, f. 51.) 

4th April, 1418. 

Beet, cf Beghels. — The rectory of Beg- 
hels alias Cluayn [Cloone], diocese of 
Ardagh, vacant by the demise of Nicholas 
Mickethean, was conferred by apostolic 
authority on Borious Maoheohean, deacon 



of the same dioc, but, as appears from 
his own acknowledgment to Martin V., 
he held possession of this rectory for over 
a year without taking priest's orders. 
The pope absolved him from the censures 
etc which he had incurred on that ac- 
count, and obliged him to give up the 
living. Afterwards, however, taking into 
account that Roricus was on trustworthy 
evidence alias well-deserving, he bade 
the dean and archdeacon of Ardagh and 
another, that they, or any of them, 
whether the rectory was vacant by the 
death of the above named Nicholas, or 
the non-promotion to the priesthood of 
Roricus, or in any other way, should 
confer it on said R., after he shall have 
really and entirely resigned it ; provided 
that at the date of these presents no one 
had a special right therein. Dat. etc. 2' 
Non. Aprilis, an. 1°. 

5 April, 1418. 

Union of the vie. of Oleand. — Martin 
V. addressed a bull, dated Constance, the 
Nones of April, an°. 1°, to the bishop of 
Ardagh, informing him that John Magil- 
lananem, clerk of said diocese, whom he 
had provided to the deanery of the same, 
had lately represented to him that for 
the last thirty years and more the deans 
of Ardagh relying on the union of the 
vicarage of the parish church of Gleand 
to said deanery by ordinary authority, 
ut forsitan dicitur faeta, have taken the 
revenues of said vicarage, which do not 
exceed six marks stg. yearly : there are no 
parishioners there, neither is there a par- 
ish church, byreasonof the wars and other 
calamities which for a long time have 
afflicted those parts. But as said John 
cannot testify as to the existence of said 
union ; or if it exists, whether it is for a 
time only, or is perpetual ; and as the 
revenues of the deanery are so slender 
that they are not sufficient for the main- 
tenance of the heia.iiici3,Tj juxta dignitatis 
escigenciam, for the exercise of hospitality, 
and the easy discharge of other duties in- 
cumbent on the same, he humbly prayed 
the pope, de benignitate apostolica, to 
incorporate, annex and unite said vicar- 
age, the yearly fruits of which don't 
exceed 6 marks, with all its rights and 
appurtenances to the aforesaid deanery, 
the yearly revenue of which does not ex- 
ceed 20 marks stg. Thereupon the pope 
directed the above named bishop, should 
he find matters to be as represented, to 
incorporate etc. by apostolic authority 
said vicarage with all its rights etc. with 
the deanery in per^xtutim, so that it shall 
be lawful for said John, after he has in 
virtue of the above letters of provision 
obtained the deanery, or for any other 
holding the same, should said vicarage 
be vacant at present, or when it shall be 
vacant, to take possession of it, its fruits, 
etc., no license of any one being needed. 
The pope further wills that the dean pro 
tempore shall be bound to pay th.ejii.ra 



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episcopalia due by said vicarage, exercise 
hospitality, and fully discharge all the 
customary obligations of the same, and 
that said vicarage shall not be defrauded 
of its due services, because of said union. 
(Reg. Martin V., an°. 1°, lib. 8°, f. 179.) 

8 July, 1418. 

Priory of Mothel. — Martin V. having 
heard, on the date recorded above, that 
Mathew Orodachon [O'Roddy], canon of 
Clonmacnoiae, of whose blameless hfe 
and conversation he had received trust- 
worthy testimony, desired to enter the 
priory of Derg in the diocese of Ardagh, 
there suh regijdari hdbitu virtutum Domino 
famvlari, he by other letters addressed to 
the archbishop of Armagh, the bishop 
and dean of Clonmacnoise, commanded 
them, or any two or one of them, per se, 
vel alium sen alios, should said Mathew 
be fit, and that no canonical impediment 
bars the way, by apostolic authority to 
have him received as a canon and brother 
in said priory, provided it is not over- 
burdened thereby ; to see that he receives 
the reUgious habit according to the custom 
of the place ; that he is maintained out 
of its common funds, hke the rest of the 
canons, and is treated there with sincere 
charity in the Lord. Moreover, if he 
freely wishes to make the usual rehgious 
profession in their hands, to receive and 
admit by the aforesaid authority. The 
pope willed that as'soon as said Mathew 
should have made his vows, he should 
be bound to give up omnino his canonry 
and prebend, which are decreed to be 
vacant ex tutic. Now as the pope has 
heard that the priory of Mucgail [Motiiel] 
of the same order and diocese as the 
above, which is conventual and has care 
of souls, is a dependency of the priory 
of Derg, and usually governed by a canon 
of that house, the yearly fruits of which 
do not exceed 20 marks stg., is now va- 
cant by the demise of Gilbert Omoran, 
desiring to confer a special favour on 
said Mathew, who says that he has studied 
for 10 years in utroque jure, in view of 
his merits aforesaid, directed the above 
archbishop and his fellow executors, or 
any two or one of them per se vel alium 
seu alios, whether the said priory of 
Mothel is vacant as above mentioned, or 
in any other way, provided that 

at the date of these presents no one has 
an especial right therein, to conf or it etc . 
on said Mathew, after he has received the 
habit and made his religious profession. 
Given at Geneva viii. Id. July, an^. 1° 
(Reg. Martini V., an. 1°, hb°. 2°, f. cc.) 

16th March, 1422. 

Deanery of Ardagh. — Martin V. granted 
to John McGillananem, clerk of the dio- 
cese of Ardagh, bulls for the deanery of 
the same, to take effect on the conse- 
cration of Cornelius Ofergayl as bishop 



of Ardagh. Now, aa appears from a bull 
of the same pope (17 Kal. April, an, 6°), 
there was somewhat of strife and con- 
tention between Cornelius and John on 
account of a certain sum of money be- 
longing to the former, in consequence of 
which he tried to prevent John's bulls 
for the deanery taking efleot. Moreover, 
it appears that Richard Offergayll, a 
priest of this diocese, had got bulls 
for said deanery, when it should be 
vacant as above. Under these circum- 
stances said John, simplicitate ductus, 
as he says, pro redemendis tunc illatis, 
et eciam pocioribus comminatis a dicto 
Electa vexacionibus indebitis, and to in- 
duce Richard Offergayll not to trouble 
him on the score of the deanery, and 
resign the bulls he had obtained for it, 
promised to give him and the bishop- 
elect certain sums of money. Afterwards 
the deanery being vacant by the conse- 
cration of Cornelius extra curiam, John 
entered into possession of it de facto, in 
virtue of the above letters, and has con- 
tinued to hold and possess it. Having 
made this humble acknowledgment to 
the pope, M^G. prayed him de benignitate 
ap'-'d- providere sibi et statui .sao m pre- 
missis. The pope being inclined to act 
graciously towards said John recounts 
that, as he asserted, he had studied canon 
and civil law in various places for more 
than 12 years, and was alias de vite 
et morum multipliciter commendatus, 
so, horum intuitu he wiped out every 
stain and note of infamy and inability 
contracted by him occasione premissorum 
and absolved him from the sentence of 
excommunication, if he had in any way 
incurred it propter premissa, but insisted 
at the same time that he should forth- 
with give up the deanery realiter et on^ 
nino. NuUi ergo etc. Pa. Gratis pro 
Deo, de Gerretanis. The pope, however, 
sent a bull, dated as that above, to the 
bishops of Electen., Prequenten. and 
Kilmore, authorizing them, or any two 
or one of them, to confer said deanery 
on McGillananem after he shall have 
given it up, provided its appointment is 
for this time at the disposal of the apos- 
tolic see. (Reg. Martini V., an°. 7° 
{recteS°), lib. 1°, fi. 66-67.) 

6th Oct., 1423. 

Qranard Mon. — Die vi. dicti mensis 
Oct. (Mccccxxiii.), venlis. vir d. Johannes, 
Abbas monasterii Beate Marie de Gran- 
ardo, ordinis Cisterciensis, Ardakadensis 
dioc, obtulit Camere aplice et Oollegio 
Rmor. etc. pro suo Com'- servicio florencs 
auri de Gama. trigintatres et unum ter- 
cium, aut illud plus vel minus quod 
reperietur per informationem reportan- 
dum de partibus. Et quinque minuta 
servicia oonsueta ; solvendo medietatem 
infra ooto menses prox. futures, et aliam 
medietatem infra alias octo menses ira- 
mediate sequturos. Promisit, obligavit 
etc. (Lib. obligat., fol. 63.) 



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2 Sept., UU—Ci. 1442-i4, f. 46. 

St. Mary's priory O.S. A., Inisologhran, 
being vacant by the demise of its prior, 
Dermot Ohobugan, was conferred on 
Nemeas Magraidin, priest and professed 
Canon Eegular of S. Austin, by bull of 
Martin V. dated Prasoati, 4° Nou. Sept., 
an. 7° (Reg. Mart, v., an. 7.) 

17 Jan., 1425. 

Per. vie. of Killhibbrid. — Martin V., 
. by bull dated 16 Kal. Feb., an°. 8°, di- 
rected the hishop of Electen. , the prior 
of Dearg and John Macoly, canon of 
Elphin, that they, or any two or one of 
them, per se, vel alium seu alios, should 
confer the per. vicarage of Killtibrad 
[Killtubbrid], diocese of Ardagh, vscant 
by the death of Bernard Ycolla, the yearly 
fruits of which do not exceed 5 marks 
ster., on John Macgillaoiaran, clerk of 
the dioc. of Kilmore, in whatsoever way 
it^should be vacant, provided that at the 
date of these presents no one had a speci- 
ally acquired right therein. Fa. Gratis 
pro Deo. nono Kal. Apr., an°. 8, de 
Cerretanis. (Reg. Mart. V., an. 8, lib. 
102, f. 92.) 

Cf. 1424-27, f. 125—28 Sept., 1425. 

Martin V., by bull dated IV. Kal. Oct., 
an. VIII., commissioned the prior of S. 
John the Baptist, Kilkenny West, and 
others, should they, or any two or one of 
them, find on diligent inquiry that the 
resignation of the priory of S. Mary's of 
All Saints IsLand, in Lough Eee, by 
Donatus Mecongolan, has been made 
freely, sine labe seu vicio simonie, et 
absque fraude et dole, to approve and 
ratify it, by apostolic authority, and con- 
fer it on Malaohy Offergail, priest and 
professed canon of the same. (Reg. 
Martini V., an. 8°, lib. 109, f. 38.) 

15th April, 1427. 

A petition was presented to Martin V., 
on the part of Carbricius Y[f Jergail, priest 
of the diocese of Ardagh, in which he 
stated that having been dispensed by 
apostolic authority, as the son of an un- 
married couple, nobles, and related in 
the 4th and 4th degree of consanguinity, 
to receive all holy orders, and hold a 
benefice even with cure, he was canoni- 
cally collated to the per. vicarage of 
Teachsyuatha [either Taghfheenod or 
Taghshinny] of the same, then vacant 
cerio modo. Subsequently the per. vicar- 
age of Kyllfyelan, in this diocese, being 
vacant by the resignation of Richard 
Ofergail [O'Ferrall], said Carbricius 
having resigned Theachsynatha, and after 
the pope had willed that the penalties 
decreed by his predecessors against those 
guilty of simony, should be incurred by 
them ipso facto, of which Carbricius was 
Ignorant, and without getting a new dis- 
pensation on account of his illegitimacy, 
Johaima, prioress of S. Mary's Lough 



Sewdy, of the Cistercian order, to whom 
by ancient and approved usage the right 
of presentation to Killfyelan belonged, 
presented said Carbricius for institution 
therein to (Bernard) Ofdoial of Ardagh, 
the deputy of the Chapter, the bishoprick 
being then vacant . Said official, to whom 
propter hoc, Carbricius had given a cer- 
tain sum of money, instituted him into 
possession, which he still holds de facto, 
receiving the fruits of the benefice. 
Wherefore on the part of said Carbricius, 
humble supplication is made to the pope 
that he would de benignitate apostolica 
grant to him the benefit of due absolution 
from the sentences and penalties which 
he is known to have incurred propter 
premissa, and for the rest provide a seas- 
onable remedy for his case. Wherefore 
the pope desiring to deal mercifully with 
said Carbricius who alias is much com- 
mended to him de vite et morum honestate, 
etc., sent a mandate to the bishop of 
Electen., residing in the Roman curia, if 
said Carbricius shall humbly crave it, for 
this time only, by apostolic authority, to 
absolve him, in the customary form of the 
Church, from the sentences, censures and 
penalties which he has pr'opter premissa 
in any way incurred, and bind him by 
oath that for the future he will never com- 
mit the likOj nor give counsel, help or 
favour to those who do such things ; and 
also give him salutary penance according 
to the measure of his fault. Moreover 
he shall blot out every stain or note of 
inability or infamy contracted premiss- 
arum occasione by said Carbricius. The 
pope however willed that Carbricius 
should give up said per. vicarage realiter 
et onmino. Given at St. Peter's, Rome ut 
supra 17 Kal. May, an. lOmo- Pa. Gratis 
pro Deo 1 Kal. Julii anno decimo de 
Cerretanis. (Reg. Martini V., an. 10°, 
lib. 182, f. , no. 276.) 

Ibid. 

Martin V. taking into account that the 
above mentioned Carbricius had been 
recommended to him on trustworthy 
testimony as otherwise (alias) a person of 
unblemished life, sent a mandate to the 
prior of Inisologhran, dioc. of Ardagh, 
and John Macholydh, canon of Elphin, 
dated as the bull of the entry immedi- 
ately preceding, commanding that both 
or either of them, per se vel alium seu 
alios, whether said vicarage of Killfyelan 
should be void as before mentioned, or 
in any other way, provided that at the 
date of these presents no one had a special 
right therein, to confer it on said Car- 
bricius after he has given it up realiter 
et ovmino. Fa. Gratis pro Deo Kal. 
Julii, anno decimo de Cerretanis. (Reg. 
Martin V. ut supra.) 

11th March, 1432. 

Mohill priory. — St. Mary's priory of 
Mayhel [Mohill], a house of Austin Canons, 



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Appendix. 



in the diocese of Ardagh, being vacant 
by the demise of Gilbert Omoran extra 
Bomanam curiam, Baldassar of good 
memory. Bishop of Tusculura, then cal- 
led John XXIII. in his " obedience," in 
which said priory was situated, desiring 
to dispose fittingly of the same, which 
he had reserved to his own appointment, 
graciously bade by his apostolic letters 
that it should be conferred on Fergallus 
Mackili-uays [Mac Gilroy], noted for his 
religious zeal etc., naming at the same 
time certain executors to put said letters 
in force ; in which letters it was stated 
that the annual fruits etc. of said priory 
did not exceed six marks sterling, and 
that it was not dependent on any other 
rehgious house etc. Now, however, it 
appears from a petition presented lately 
on the part of said Fergallus to the pope 
that the yearly fruits etc. of said priory 
are more than six marks, but do not 
exceed ten marks of the aforesaid money, 
and that some assert that said priory is 
dependent on the monastery of St. Peter, 
Deirg, of the same order and diocese. 
Lest on that account Fergallus' apostolic 
letters named above should prove to be 
void and of no effect, the pope desiring 
graciously to favour him willed, and by 
apostolic authority granted that the afore- 
said letters, neciion processus hahiti per 
eosdem, a data presentiarum, necnon que- 
cunque inde secute valeant, plenamque 
rohoris firmitatem dbtineant perinde in 
omnibus et per omnia ac si in eisdem 
litteris quod fructus . . monasterii 

B. Marie decern marcharum ejusdem mo- 
nete . . . valorem annuum non exce- 
dunt, eciam si prefatum monasterium B. 
Marie a dicto monasterii 8. Petri depen- 
deat ut prefertur, expressum extitissci. 
Notwithstanding . . . Given at St. 
Peter's Rome, in the year of our Lord's 
Incarnation MCCCCXXXII., V. Id. 
March, an. III. (Reg. Eug. IV., an. 3, 
lib. 36, f. 130.) 

1st April, 1434. 

Per. vie. of Killtuhbrid. — The per. 
vicarage of the par. church of Gildibreda 
[recte Cilltibbrat, now Killtuhbrid] being 
vacant by the voluntary resignation of 
John Maohylchyrean into the hands of 
Richard, bishop of Ardagh ; he by his 
ordinary authority provided to it Mac- 
sufius Odrinan, priest of the dioc. of 
Ardagh, who has held it sines then, and 
still holds it in virtue of said provision ; 
but he is doubtful ex eertis causis whether 
his collation and provision hold good; 
and as the pope, Eugene IV., has heard, 
the vicarage is known to be still vacant, 
wishing, in view of said Macsufius' merits, 
to confer a favour on him, he ordered, 
by bull, dated the Kalends of April, an°. 
Inoars. Domoe. 1434, the abbot of Granard 
and the archdeacons of Liege and Ardagh, 
or any two, or one of them, etc., tocoa- 



fer said benefice, whether vacant in the 
way asserted, or in any other way, etc., 
on said M., provided that at the date of 
these presents no one has a special right 
therein. The fruits, etc., of the vicarage 
don't exceed 3 marks stg, yearly. (Reg 
Eug. IV., an. 4, lib. 1, f. 235.) 

1436-39, f. 216. 

Man. de Inishmore, etc. — Sir Henry 
Sidney, Lord Deputy, was authorized by 
Queen Elizabeth (May 10, 9°) to make to 
Lord Delvin a lease in reversion of the 
abbeys of Inchemore and Poure, with all 
their possessions for 21 years. (Pat. and 
Close Bolls, Chancery. Ireland.) Charles 
I. directed (Sept. 2,2°) Viscount Falkland 
to have a patent passed to Richard, Earl 
of Westmeath, his heirs and assigns, of 
the late dissolved monastery or abbey of 
Inchemore alias Inishmore, and the dis- 
solved priory and manor of Power, and 
all the lauds, tenements, tithes, and 
oblations thereunto belonging, in the 
county of Westmeath. [Close Bolls, 
Chancery, Ireland.) A lease under com- 
mission dated Westminster 14th June 
ii. Elizabeth of the island of Bnishmore 
in Loghgaune, for 21 years, to James 
Nugent. (Fiants — Elizabeth.) 

Cf. 1442-44, f. 165. 

Ora/nard monastery. — William, abbot 
of St. Mary's Granard, having been de- 
prived of his ofiioe, suis meritis exigen- 
tibus, by Stephen, abbot of St. Mary's 
Dublin, of which house Granard abbey 
was a dependency, Pope John XXIII., 
by bull dated Bologna, 2 Id. Jan., an. 1°, 
appointed abbot, in his stead, Richard 
Ofieargayl, a professed monk there, and 
in priest's orders. Some years afterwards 
the bishoprick of Ardagh being vacant 
by the death of Cornelius [Ofergayl],the 
Chapter uuimously postulated the afore- 
said abbot Richard for their bishop : the 
Pope (Martin V.) refused to admit the 
postulation, as the appointment to the 
bishoprick had been previously reserved 
to the Holy See ; but in consideration of 
the merits of Ofieargayl and the unani- 
mous wish of the Chapter he provided 
him to the vacant see by bull dated Borne 
etc., 4 Id. Jan., an. 8°, and had him 
consecrated in Rome. Subsequently 
Bishop Richard having represented to 
Eugene IV. that the revenues of his see 
were so scanty [60 marks yearly] that 
they did not suffice for his fitting main- 
tenance, and that John Omail, a monk 
of St. Mary's Granard, was then fornme 
years or so in possession of the govern- 
ment and administration of that house 
and its revenues, without canonical pro- 
vision. Thereupon the Pope, by bull 
dated an. Inc. Dnce. 1434, 4 Kal. Dec, 
directed the Bishop of Kilmore and two 
others, to summon to their presence 
Omail etc., and in case they should ttni 
that at the above date there was no 



Ardagh. 



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oanonioally provided abbot there, to give 
the abbey in coimnetidam ad beneplacitum 
api^'- Sedis, to Biaiiop Eiobard, debitis 
illius ac dilectorum fiUorum Conventics 
eiusdem supportatis 0'>ieribus, alienatimio 
bonorum immobilium et pretiosoriun mo- 
biUwm dicti moiiasterii prefato episcopo 
penitus inter dicta, divine worship to be 
maintained as usual, and the number of 
monks and servants at the abbey not to 
be by any means diminished. After 
some time, John Omail, a monk of this 
house, perhaps the same as the Omail 
named above, reported to Eugene IV. 
that bishop Richard, their commendatory 
Abbot, was guilty of dilapidation, had 
detestabiliter expelled some of the monks, 
and that divine worship there was, 
through his fault, plurimum diminutus. 
The Bishop of Cloumaonoise was deputed 
by the pope to test the truth of these 
charges ; but before he could execute his 
commission Omail died. Then James 
MacgiUanen [? recte Macgilla-na-naemh] , 
also a professed monk of this house, re- 
ported to Pope Eugene that the charges 
made by OmaU were well grounded. 
Thereupon he by bull of the year of the 
Incarnation 1443, 7 Ides of Dec, com- 
manded the prior of Eore and the arch- 
deacon of Kilmore, or either of them, 
should MacgiUanen renew his charges 
before them, or either of them, and bind 
himself in scriptis, in due form of law, 
to undergo an extraordinary penalty, to 
be determined by them, should he fail to 
prove them ; then to summon the bishop 
etc. to their presence, make diligent in- 
quiry regarding the above charges, and 
3 they or either of them should find said 
charges or any one of them of sufficient 
gravity, to be true, to revoke and annul 
Bp. Richard's bulls of Commendam, re- 
move him from the rule and adminis- 
tration of the abbey, and appoint by 
apostolic authority MacgiUanen to the 
abbacy, provided that on diligent exami- 
nation he should prove to be fit for the 
office, dummodo etc. They were in such 
case to procure that the abbatial blessing 
was conferred on him by a bishop en- 
joying the communion and favour of the 
Apostolic See, (Reg. Joh. XXIII., Mar- 
tmi V. et Eug. IV.) 

10 March, 1468. 

Deanery of Ardagh, — The deanery of 
Ardagh, the major dignity in said church 
after the pontifical, the yearly fruits, etc. , 
of which do not exceed XXX. marks 
sterling, is elective and has cure of souls, 
is now void by the demise extra curiam 
Romanam of Gerald Ofiergayl [O'Par- 
reU], and reserved to the appointment 
of the pope. Pope Paul II. desiring in 
consideration of the merits of Thomas ? 
Macindrehedayd, who being of illegiti- 
mate birth was some time ago dispensed 
by apostolic authority so that he might 
be promoted to all even holy orders, and 
hold a benefice even with cure of souls, 



and who, in virtue of said dispensation, 
was rite promoted to said orders, and 
obtained peaceable possession of the rec- 
tory of the parish church of St. Patrick, 
Cnooarcha [?recte Cnoc-Ratha — not iden- 
tified] , to confer a special favour on him, 
promoted him to said deanery, whether 
vacant as aforesaid, or by the voluntary 
resignation of said Gerald or of any other 
person,. . . . and conferred it on 
him with all its rights and appurtenances 
-alienation of any immoveable or precious 
moveable property of the same being 
wholly forbidden to him, on pain of in- 
curring the penalties sanctioned by a 
Constitution of said Pope Paul for such 
like transgressors. Non obstantibtis de- 
fectu natalium predicto et Pictavensis 
concilii et quibusvis aliis constitutionibus 
et ordinationibus apostolicis . . Given 
at St. Peter's Rome, the year of the In- 
carnation MCCCGLXVIII., VI. Id. 
March, an. V. (Reg. Paul II., an". V., 
lib. 1, f. 245.) 

Cf. 73-74. 

The rectory of S. Galini de Finacha 
[Fenagh]. — S. Callin, contemporary with 
S. Columbkille, founded a monastery here 
in the sixth century, celebrated for its 
divinity school, which was resorted to 
by students from every part of Europe. 
The conventual church is still remaining, 
and has an east window of curious de- 
sign. The Protestant parishioners made 
use of the western portion of this church 
for their worship till the early portion 
of the nineteenth century when their 
present church was built. There is, says 
O'Donovan (note y, ad. an. 1248, Foitr 
Masters), stiU extant a curious manu- 
script which belonged to Penagh, which 
enumerates the lands, privileges and dues 
of the monastery. The original is in the 
British Museum — there is a copy in the 
library of the Royal Irish Academy. 
Clog-na-riogh, i.e. Bell of the Kings, said 
to be a gift of S. Patrick, is preserved in 
the church of Poxfield, near Penagh, 
where it is regarded, says O'Donovan, as 
a sacred relic, and held in great vene- 
ration. According to the Book of Fenagh 
it was called Bell of the Kings because 
it was used to hold the water m which 
nineteen Irish Kings were baptised. 

Cf. 1475-76, f. 12. 

Deanery of Ardagh. — The deanery of 
Ardagh being vacant by the death of 
Gerard or Gerald Ofiergail, Pope Paul 
II.,jthe 6th of the Ides of March, 1463, 
appointed Thomas JIacmurhyrtay, a 
priest of this dioc, to it. When said 
Thomas had been already 12 years [recte 
7 years] in possession of the deanery 
Pantutius Yfergail, a clerk of the same 
dioc, represented to the Apostolic See 
that Thomas' bulls were subreptitious, 
as it was'nt stated in them that at the 
time of his appointment to the deanery 
he held the parish church of Teaosynohe 



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[i.e. Tinohe's house, now Taghshinny, a 
p.arish in the baronies of Rathcline and 
Shrule, oo. Longford]. The prior of Bt. 
Peter's, Dearg, was directed by pope 
Sixtus IV. to inquire into the matter, 
and, if he should find what was alleged 
true, to declare said Thomas' bulls sub- 
reptitioTis, and appoint Paututius dean 
in his stead. (Reg. Sixti IV., an. 4, lib. 
2, f. 222. Cod. Lat.) 

Cf. 1486-87, f. 111—14 March, 1487. 

Ricty- of Annally. — Eugene Mackon- 
kagri, priest of the diocese of Ardagh, 
having reported to Pope Innocent VIII. 
that Bernard Ofergayl, rector of the rural 
rectory of Annaly in the same dioc, un- 
mindful of his soul's welfare, and heedless 
of his good name, had assisted himself and 
induced others to assist at certain acts 
of warfare in which lives were lost, and 
had laid aside his clerical habit and wore 
no tonsure, Thereupon the pope by bull 
dated the day before the Ides of March, 
an°. 3°, directed the archdeacon of Ar- 
dagh, Roger Ofergayl and Maurice Mack- 
onkagri, canons of the same, should said 
Eugene renew the above charges in their 
presence in due canonical form, to inquire 
diligently into the matters alleged, and, 
should they prove to be true, to deprive 
the accused of his rectory, and unite it 
to the priory of Derg in this diocese as 
long as Eugene should be prior there. 
See the entry immediately preceding 
this. (Reg. Inuoc. VIII., lib°. 5°, f. 241, 
et no. 15.) 

5th March, 1486. 

Fer. vie. of S. Mochta. — It was reported 
to Innocent VIII. by Dermot Ofiergayl, 
clerk of the diocese of Ardagh, that the» 
per. vicarage of the parish church of St. 
Mochta, Killmore, in this diocese, being 
vacant certo modo, Eugene Macmararth, 
calling himself a priest of the same, feared 
not to bargain with a certain layman who 
asserts that he is in peaceable posses- 
sion vel qiMsi of the .light of presentation 
to said benefice, that if he would present 
him for institution into the same, he, 
Eugene, would give him a specified sum 
of money ; thereby incurring the guilt of 
simony, and the excommunications, sen- 
tences, censures and penalties inflicted 
by the Roman Pontiffs on such like 
persons. Subsequently said layman pre- 
sented Eugene to the bishop yro tempore 
for institution, who, ignorant, it is sup- 
posed, of the aforesaid compact, insti- 
tuted him de facto. Said Eugene on the 
pretext of said presentation and insti- 
tution has wrougfuUy kept possession of 
the per. vie. for 12 and more years, but 
for less than fifteen, and continues still 
so to hold it. Now, the pope considering 
that veris existentibus premissis, the 
aforesaid presentation and institution 
have no lawful standing, and so the vic- 
arage is still vacant, and desiring to grant 



a special favour to the above named Der- 
mot, who is much reconmiended to him 
for his blameless life and conversation ' 
etc., is in the 18th year, or thereabout, 
of his age, and comes, as he says, of a 
ducal race ex utroque pa/rente, in view of 
his merits, sent a mandate to the abbot 
of Kilbeggan, dioc. of Meath, if Dermot 
renews before him the charges which he 
has already made as above against said 
Eugene, and will bind himself in script-is 
in due form of law, after he has done so, 
having cited the accused, and any others 
who should be summoned, to make dili- 
gent inquiry touching the truth of the 
aforesaid accusations, and, if he should 
find them to be true, to declare by apos- 
tolic authority the presentation, insti- 
tution and possession aforesaid to be null 
and void, and of no force or moment. 

Then, if in virtue of these presents, 
said abbot should make the aforesaid 
declaration, and that on diligent inquiry 
he finds Dermot, whom the pope dispenses 
siqier defectu etatis, to be otherwise fit, 
to confer on him by Apostolic Authority 
said per. vicarage, the yearly value of 
which does not exceed xx. marks ster., in 
whatsoever way it should be vacant, pro- 
vided that at the date of these presents 
no one had a specially acquired right 
therein. Provided that said vicarage 
shall not be defrauded of its usual ser- 
vices, nor the care of souls therein be in 
any way neglected. Given at St. Peter's 
Rome, an°. Incs. Dom^e. Mcccclxxxvi., 
III. Non. Mart. an". 3°. (Reg. Innoo. 
VIII., an. 3, lib. 5, f. 98, N. 858.) 

14 March, 1487. 

Derg Priory. — The priory of Derg being 
vacant by the death of Cormac Mac- 
maryhyrthy , pope Innocent VIII. by bull 
dated the 14th March, in the year of the 
Incarnation etc. 1486, united to it the 
rural rectory of Annaly, the yearly in- 
come of which does not exceed 40 pounds _ 
sterling. The pope having heard that 
Eugene Mackonkagent [recte Maokon- 
kagri], a priest of this dioc, was desirous 
of entering among the canons of Derg, 
ut sub regiUari habitu virtutum Domino 
famulari posset, directed the archdeacon 
of Ardagh, Roger Ofergayl and Maurice 
Mackean, canons of the same, to receive 
him amongst the aforesaid canons, and 
give hhn their habit, if he should be fit, 
and that no canonical hindrance bars the 
way, and subsequently receive his reli- 
gious vows, if he desires to make them ; 
then to cite Malachy Ofergayl, calling' 
himself a canon of the same, who has 
held said priory for more than 12 mduths -' 
and still holds it on the pretext that the 
convent of the same had elected him 
thereto, the priory being then reserved 
to the pope, to confer said prior^ in what- 
soever way it should be vacant, on saia 
Eugene, after he has made his vows. 
Notwithstanding, etc. It is provided 



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that after Eugene had made his religious 
profession he must resign any benefices 
which he holds, or in which, or to which, 
he has any right, and which the pope 
decrees to be vacant ex tunc. G-iven at 
Borne as above. (Reg. Innoo. VIII., an. 
3, lib. 5, f. 318.) 

, Mon. de Dearg. — Grant of a lease under 
commission, 26th Sept. IX. Elizabeth, 
to William CoUyer, gent., of the site of 
the monastery of S. Peter de Rabio alias 
Monaster Beryck, alias Monasterderge 
in O'Eeraile Boyes country, the lands of 
Monaster Reryck, a common pasture in 
the great moor called Monaster Okery, 
and the rectory of Reryck in the same 
country, two copies of corn, and the 
altarages due to the vicar excepted. To 
hold for 21 years ; rent 51. 15s. id. Main- 
taining one archer ; other provisions as 
inNo. 1621, namely. Not to alien without 
license, nor let except to English by both 
parents, and most {sic) not charge coyne, 
livery or other exactions. Pine £5. 
(Fiants— Elizabeth, No. 1Y37.) 

1 July, XIII. Elizabeth. Collier had 
license to alienate the above monastery, 
(Fiants of Elizabeth, No. 1822.) 

Die xxiii. Januarii 1489, venlis. vir diis. 
Cornelius OfEergayl, Commeudatarius 
"monasterii Sancte Marie de Grauardo 
alias de Leathra (Abbeylara), Cist. Ord. 
Ardaohadensis dioc, principalis, obtulit 
Came- Aplioe. et Saoro Rmor. etc. Col- 
legio pro eonununio servitio dicti mona- 
sterii, ratione Commende eidem dno 
Cornelio faciende per BuUas dni Inno- 
centii Pape viij., sub data xiij. Kal. 
Decembris, anno quinto auo'e apHca 
florenos auri etc. 83 J, ad quos dictum 
mon. taxatum reperitur, et . quinque mi- 
nuta servitia consueta etc. 

Die 28 dicte, Bulle dicti mont" date 
fuerunt parti, qui promisit infra tres 
menses post habitam possessionem sol- 
vere omnia jura CoUectori in partibus 
et etiam jura etc. Quia privatio in forma 
juris. De mandate domini mensarii. 
(Lib. obligat, 1489-92, f. 1.) 

18th Dec, 1501. 

Mon de Inisclothrann. — Alexander VI. 
having heard that the above monastery, 
a house of Regular Canons of S. Austin, 
dioc. of Ardagh, is void at present certo 
modo, but unduly held by Maurus Offergil, 
calling himself a monk Irecte canon] of 
the same, sped a mandate dated S. 
Peter's Rome, the year of the Incar- 
nation 1501, the 15th of the Calends of 
Jany.. an. 10, bidding Peter Oscingyn and 
Charles Ofallwy?, canons of Blphin, and 
Thomas Omolan, canon of Tuam, or any 
two or one of them, if, having cited said 
Maurus, and any others who should be 
summoned, they should find said priory, 
which is conventual and the yearly fruits 
etc. of which do not exceed 8 marks 
sterling, vacant etc., provided that on 



the date of these presents no one has a 
specially acquired right therein, to confer 
it by apostolic authority with all its rights 
and appurtenances on and assign it to 
Rorioo Oflergill, canon of the priory of 
St. Mary de Insula Omnium Sanctorum 
O.S.A., in the dioc. of Ardagh, whose 
zeal for religion, blameless life and con- 
versation, etc., have moved the pope to 
act towards him in this matter with 
gracious liberality. As soon as said Ro- 
ricus shall have in virtue of these presents 
obtained peaceable possession of Inis- 
clothrann priory the executors above 
named shall transfer him there, cause 
him to be received as a monk {recte canon) 
and brother, to be treated with sincere 
charity in the Lord, and see that a com- 
plete return of the fruits, income, rights, 
etc., of said priory shall be laid before 
him. (Reg. Alex, VI., an. 10, lib. 12 
f. 76.) 

9th Sept., 1522. 

Beoty- of Cloone. — Pope Adrian VI. 
understanding that the rectory of the 
above par. church, a sinecure, the yearly 
fruits, etc, of which do not exceed nine 
marks sterling, is now vacant certo modo, 
and has been void so long that its col- 
lation has, according to the statutes oi 
the Lateran council, lapsed to the apos- 
tolic see, desiring in view of the merits 
of Oddo [Hugh] Machonnai, canon of 
Ardagh, recommended to him by trust- 
worthy witnesses, to confer on him a 
special favour, by mandate dated S. 
Peter's Rome, 5th of the Ides of Sept., 
an. 1°, addressed to the prior of Drum- 
lane, dioc. of Kilmore, Donatus OfEreayll, 
and Donatus Omoldon, respectively ca- 
nons of Ardagh and Clorunacnoise, that 
they or any two or one of them, by them- 
selves or any other or others, should 
confer on, and assign to said Oddo the 
above rectory with all its rights aid ap- 
purtenances, in whatsoever way it should 
be vacant, provided that at the date of 
these presents no one has a specially 
acquired right therein. Etc, etc. (Reg. 
Adrian! VI,, an. 1, lib. , f. 278.) 

19 Sept., 1522. 

Deanery of Ardagh. — The deanery of 
Ardagh being at present vacant certo 
modo, and so long vacant that the right 
of presentation has legitimately lapsed to 
the Apostolic See, although Donatus 
Offreaill, calling himself a priest, has been 
for some time and is still in possession 
of it without any legitimate title, pope 
Adrian VI., by bull dated an. Inc. Dnce 
1522, 13 Kal. Oct. an. 1°, directed the 
prior of St. Mary's Devenish, diocese of 
Clogher, the dean of Achonry, and Odo 
Macanmay, canon of Ardagh, to call to 
their presence the above named Donatus 
and all others who should of right be so 
called, and then to confer said deanery, 
the yearly value of which does not exceed 



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36 marks, in whatsoever way it should 
be vacant, on Wilham Offreaill, a clerk 
of this dioo., in the 19th year of his age, 
recommended to the apostolic see by 
trustworthy witnesses for his blameless 
life and conversation, the pope dispensing 
him super defectu etatis et natalium, he 
being the son of a clerk and a spinster, 
nobles, related in 3rd and 4th degrees of 
affinity. Provided that at the date of 
these presents no one had an especially 
acquired right therein, and that the 
deanery shall not be defrauded of its 
usual services, and that the care of souls, 
if inherent to it, shall in no way be ne- 
glected, and all its incumbent obligations 
fulfilled. Dat.Eomeetc. an°. Inc. Domi- 
nice 1522, 13 Kal. Oct. an° 1°. (Reg. 
Adrian VI., an°. 1°, hb°. 2°, f. 118.) 

Uth March, 1522. 

Per. vie. of Cilleacurh, — The per. vic- 
arage of the parish church of Cilleacurk 
is at present vacant certo tnodo, and has 
been so long vacant that according to the 



statutes of the Lateran council its col- 
lation has lapsed to the Apostolic See, 
but Nemeas Machaegadun, calling him- 
self a priest, has been for somewhat less 
than a year in uudue possession of it, and 
still continues to hold it without any 
legitem.ite title. The pope desiring to 
grant a special grace to Donatus Mai- 
gillahalyg, priest of this diocese, recom- 
mended to him on trustworthy evidence, 
and who is unbeneficed, directed Donald 
Maegranayll [recte Macgranayll], Ma- 
gonius and-Torellus Machean, canons of 
Ardagh, that they or any two or one of 
them, if having cited said Nemeas et alios 
vocandos, should find said vicarage, the 
yearly revenue of which does not exceed 
9 marks ster., vacant in any way, to con- 
fer it with all its rights, etc., by apostolic 
authority, on said Donatus, provided 
that at the date of these presents no one 
has an especially acquired right therein. 
Given at Rome etc. an. etc. 1522, pridie 
Id. Mart., an. 1° Hie. gratis pro Deo: 
pridie Kal. Apr. an. 1° Torrella. (Reg. 
Adriani VI., an. 1°, lib. 1°, f. 34.) 



BISHOPS OF ARDAGH. 



1373. Charles O'Ferral. 

Charles, or Carbrac O'Ferral who suc- 
ceeded to this see in 1373, died at Rome 
in 1378. He was, the Four Masters say, 
" a bond for the preservation of piety, 
the fostering knee * of wisdom, a vessel 
of divine love and humanity." 

* Fostering knee, — This is a homely figure, taken 
from the fact of children being nursed on the 
knee. (O'Donovan.) 

1378. John. 

John O'Fraic, or O'Frayn, as he is 
called in the Annals of Loughkee, was, 
according to Ware, set over this see in 
1378, on the demise of Charles O'Ferral, 
and died in 1394. 

29 April, 1392. Henry Nony. 

The see of Ardagh being vacant by the 
death of Charles [O'Ferrall] and its ap- 
pointment reserved previously by pope 
Boniface IX. to himself, he by his Bull 
Divina disponcnte, dated S. Peter's Rome, 
III. Kal. May, an. 111°, provided thereto 
Henry Nony of the order of Preachers, 
in priest's orders, and a papal chaplain — 
a man conspicuous for his religious zeal ; 
learned, and of unblemished life, etc. 
This appointment was made on the sup- 
position that Ardagh see was then vacant ; 
but subsequently it was found that such 
was not the case. Consequently Henry's 
provision was of no account ; and as he 
had been consecrated in virtue of the 
same, he was not bishop of Ardagh, but, 
as was the usage of that age, would be 



intitled bishop in the universal church— 
a bishop without a see and without an 
episcopal mensa, i.e. temporalities for his 
support. Stubbs (Reg. Sac. Atig.) &!Lys, 
that Nony was Suffragan of Exeter in 
1396. On the Ides of April, an°. XI° 
(=r3th April, 1400) Pope Boniface ad- 
dressed a Bull to Nony as follows: — 
"Cum Itaque nosduduraecce. Ardakaden,, 
tunc ut credebatur vacanti, de persona 
tua, nobis et fratribus nostris ob tuorum 
exigentiam meritorum accepta, aucte. 
apostolica duxerimus providendum pre- 
ficiendo te eidem ecce. in episcopum et 
pastorem, dictaque ecclesia, prout post- 
modum accepimus, non vacaverit, Nos 
volentes tibi qui post prefectionem huius- 
modi tibi fecisti munus consecracionis 
impendi, ne in dedecus pontificalis digni- 
tatis mendicare noscaris, salubriter pro- 
videre, tuis in hac parte suppUcacionibus 
inclinati, tecum et quodcumque bene- 
ficium ecclesiasticum cum cura vel sine 
cura, si tibi alias canonice conferatur vel 
commendetur etc. .recipere, et quoadusque 
de persona tua alicui cathedrali ecce. pro- 
visum fuerit, et possessionem adminis- 
tracionis _bonorum ipsius pacifice asse- 
quaris, retinere libere et licite valeas, 
q uibuscunque etc. nequaquam obstantibus 
etc. Proviso quod benificium huiusmodi 
debitis non fraudetur obsequiis, et ani- 
marum cura in eo nuUatenus negligatur 
etc. Dat. Rome etc. Id. Aprilis, anno 
XI°. (Reg. Bonifacii IX., an°. XL, lib". 
3°. f- 217O 



Ardagh. 



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20th Oct., 1395. Gilbert alias CoMEDiNUs 
Macbradaych. 

This see being void by the demise of 
John [O'Fraic] of good memory, and 
reserved to his own disposal by Boniface 
IX., by his Bull Divina disponenU, dated 
Rome etc. XIII. Kal. Nov. an. VI., he 
provided to it Gilbert alias called Come- 
dinus Macbradaych, in priest's orders, 
who, on trustworthy testimony, had been 
recommended to him as litterarum sctentia 
preditus, vite ac morutn decerns etc. The 
pope willed that as soon as Gilbert's bulls 
were expedited he should betake himself 
to his diocese, and reside there. John 
the immediate predecessor of Gilbert was 
called O'Fraic. In the provision of Nony 
he is not named, but in his stead Charles 
(O'Ferrall) appears — no doubt by an 
oversight. 

15 Feb., 1400. Adam Leyns. 

Boniface IX. by his bulls Inter solici- 
tudiites, dated Rom.e etc. XV. Kal. Martii, 
an. XI., provided Adam Leyns, a Domin- 
ican, to this see, then vacant by the death 
of bishop Gilbert extra Rortianam citriam, 
Bullar Ord. Proed. 

The Four Masters say ad annum 1416 
regarding the above bishop : Adam Lexid, 
Bishop of Ardagh, an English friar, was 
burned (to death) at Raitheaspuig (Ratha- 
spick). I suppose his burning was 
accidental. 

17 Feb., 1418. Cornelius O'Farrell. 

Eadem die (Mercurii xiii. Kal. Martii, 
an. 1° Mart. V.), provisum est ecclesie 
Ardechaden , in Hibernia, vacanti per 
mortem, de persona Cornelii decani, 
electi, confirmati (Lib. prov. tiac. Col- 
legii). The Four Masters say, ad. an. 
1424, concerning this bishop : Conor 
(Concobair) O'Farrell, Bishop of Con- 
maicne [Ardagh], a man of dignity, hon- 
our, intelligence, learning, charity, and 
benevolence, died. Ware says bishop 
Cornelius was buried in a Dominican 
abbey at Longford. I don't believe that 
he was a Dominican, as some writers 
assert. He was, when promoted to the 
see of Ardagh, dean of the same ; a proof 
positive that he was not a Regular. 

Mantue an. dni. MCCCCXVIIL, die 
XXIIII. Nov. Reverendus pater dns. 
Cornelius Eps. Ardakaden. solvit flor. 
xvi., solidos xxxiiij., denarios iiij. monet'e 
Romane. Fuit promotus Constantie, 
XIIII. Kal. Martii. pont. dni. Martini 
(quinti) an. primo, 

Capiunt clerici CoUegii solidos viiij., 
denarios vij. Restant florenos xvj., so- 
lidos XXV., denarios viiij. Capit quilibet 
dominorum [? solidos] xxxviiij,, d. iiij. 
[Cod. Vat.) 

10 Jany-, 1425. Richard O'Farrell. 

On the voidance of this see by the de- 
mise extra curiam of Cornelius O'Farrell, 



the chapter, not being aware perhaps that 
the pope had reserved its provision to 
himself, unanimously postulated for Ri- 
chard, abbot of Granard as their bishop. 
The pope refused to admit this postu- 
lation, declaring it to be null and void, 
as it was post et contra the reservation 
aforesaid. Lest, however, the said church 
should be subjected to the perils of a pro- 
longed vacancy, taking counsel with his 
brethren the Cardinals, in view of the 
merits of said Richard, who is rc'igionis 
zelo conspicuus, vite ac morum honestate 
decorus, etc., and also the unanimous 
postulation of the chapter, he made 
choice of him as bishop of Ardagh, and 
by his bull Apostolattis officium, dated 
Rome apud Sanctos Apostolos, 4th Ides 
of Jany-, an. 8°, committed to him the rule 
and administration of said church in 
spirituals and temporals, etc. (Reg. Mar- 
tini v., an. 8°, lib. 108, f. .) Richard 
died in 1444. [Four Masters.) 

6th Nov., 1444. CoRMAC (? Magsamh- 
radhan). 

Eugene IV. by his bull Divina dispon- 
ente, dated Rome apud S. Petrum, an°. 
Incs. Dnce., 1444, an°- 14°, provided to 
this church, then vacant by the demise 
of bishop Richard of good memory, Cor- 
mac, prior of the house of S. Mary of 
Drymlethan O.S.A. (Regular Canons), 
in the diocese of Kilmore, cui de litte- 
rarum scientia, vite mundicia, honestate 
morum . . . aliisque multiplicium 
virttitum dnnis apud eum jidedigna testi- 
mnnia perhibentur. (Reg. Eug. IV., an. 
15 (sic), lib". T°, f. 302.) 

Eugene IV. by bull Cum nos nuper, 
dated the year of our Lord's Incarnation 
1444, 13th of th? Kal. of Dec, licensed 
Cormac aforesaid to receive consecration 
from any Catholic bishop of his choice 
gratiam et communionem sedis apc^- ha- 
bente, ascitis et in hoc sibi assisteutihus 
duobus vet tribus Catholicis episcopis sinii- 
lem gratiam et communionem habentlbus. 

I2th Oct,, 1467. DoNATUS Offergay 
[recte Offergayl]. 

Diexii. Oct. (1467) idem S.d.n. (Paulus 
II.) in Consistorio secreto, ad relacionem 
Dni. Albien., promovit ad ecclesiam 
Ardakaden., in Ybernia, dominum Do- 
natum Offergay, canonicum eiusdem 
ecclesie vacan. per obitum ultimi epis- 
copi, in partibus deffuncti. (Lib. provis., 
1466-83, f. 13.) (See next entry.) 

28 July, 1469. John. 

Bishop Cormac having of his own free 
will resigned the rule and administration 
of this diocese into the hands of pope 
Paul II., he, having accepted the same, 
appointed in his stead Donatus Yfergil, 
who, however, died extra Romanam cur- 
iam before his bulls were expedited. 
Thereupon pope Paul, by his bull Divina 
disponente bearing date Rome apud Si 



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Petrum, an. Incs. Dominice 1469, 5th 
Kal. Aug., an. 5°, appointed to the vacant 
church John, a canon of the same, recom- 
mended to him on reUable testimony de 
litteravum scientia, vife munditla, honestate 
morum, etc. The pope reminded the 
Elect that he must not presume to alienate 
any of the immoveable property of said 
church, or of its precious moveables, on 
pain of incurring ipso facto the penalties 
sanctioned by him for such like offenders. 

4th of Aug'., 1479. William O'Farrell. 

Die Mercurii, 4*1 mensis Augusti (1479), 
idem Smus. D. noster, in Consistorio, 
providit ecclesie Ardechanen (sic), in 
Ybernia, ad relationem Rm'- Dni. S. 
Vitalis, de persona R. p. d. (Willelmi 
O'Farrell), vacan. per obitum (Johannis) 
ultimi episcopi, extra Romanam curiam 
defuncti, [Lib. Provis., 1466-83, f. 91.) 

The Four IVIasters ad annum 1504 re- 
count that among the chieftains who 
joined the great army mustered by the 
Lord Justice, Garret, the son of Thomas, 
Earl of Kildare, was " O'Farrell, i.e. the 
bishop." Ware calls him, says O'Dono- 
van, William Ferall, Bishop of Ardagh, 
some time Lord of the Annaly, even after 
his consecration. At the year 1516, the 
same Annalists say "William, . 



the son of Donough O'Farrell, 
of Annaly [Ardagh], died." 



Bishop 



14 Dec, 1517. RoRY O'Malone. 

Rome die Lune xiiij. Dec. MDxvij. 
fuit Consistorium etc. Referente Rmo. 
Dno. Carli. Sanctorum iiijor. Providit 
in Titulum Dno. Rogerio Omelini, ca- 
nonico Cloanen. de ecclesia Ardakadensi 
in Hybernia, vacante extra Romanam 
curiam per obitum Vuillermi, vltimi 
episcopi, cum retentione canotus. et pre- 
bende Cloanen. Redditus flo. xx. Taxa 
flo. xxxiij. (Cod. Archivii Consistorialis. 

The Four Masters call him Ruaidri 
ua maoileoin, and say that he died in 
1540. Cloanen mentioned above is Clon- 
macnoise. 

14th Nov., 1541. Patrick Machmaun. 

Die Lunffi XIIII. Novembris, 1541, 
RomEe apud S. Petrum, in loco solito, 
fuit consistorium secretum, in quo, refer- 
ente Rmo. D. de Gambara (S.D.N.) pro- 
vidit ecclesise Ardahaden [recte Ardacha- 
den.] in Hibernia, in provincia Armacan., 
per obitum bo. me. Rorici, illius ultimi 
episcopi extra Romanam curiam defuncti, 
vacantis, de persona R. P. Fratris Patritii 
Machmaun or. S''- Francisci. (Codex 
Archivii Consistorialis.) 

Machmahun died probably in 1576. 



OBLIGATIONES PRO ANNATIS 
DIOCESIS DERENSIS. 



1413-1535- 



Diversorum Joh. XXIII. 
MCCCCXIII. 

1. Die viij. dieti mensis (Aug.) Donatus Macabhaird [Mac Ward, 
WardJ , principalis, obligavit se pro annata perpetue vicarie parrochialis 
ecclesie in Purnaigi,^ Derensis dioc, cuius fructus x. marcharum ster- 
lingorum communi extimatione, vacantis per resignacionem Johannis 
Ochasalaid extra curiam ; sibi collate apud S. A[ntonium] extra mures 
Morentiu. viiij. Kalendas Augusti anno quarto. {F. 156.) 

2. Dicta die (ut supra), Patricius Odubanaich [O'Devany] , principalis, 
obligavit se pro annata rectorie par. ecclesie de Leac padrich,^ Deren. 
dioc, cuius fructus iiij. marc. star. com. ext., vacantis per mortem 
Johannis Maccallyn extra curiam ; sibi collate apud S. A[ntonium] 
extra mures Elorentin. viiij. Kal. Aug., anno quarto. (F. 156.) 

3. Dicta die (xxij. Aug.), Nemeas Mackenan [Mac Kennan] , princi- 
palis, oblig'- pro annata per. vicarie par. ecclesie de Taulachtafindlegan,' 
Deren. dioc, cuius fructus x. marc. star. co. ext., vacantis per mortem 
Laurentii Micalmen extra curiam ; sibi collate apud S. A[ntonium] extra 
mures etc., viiij. Kal. Aug., anno quarto. (P. 157.) 

Diversorum Martini V. 

MCCCGXXII. 

1. Eadem die (xxviii. Julii), Thomas Ocearballan [O'Carolan] , princi- 
palis, obligavit se super annata rectorie par. ecclesie de Dompnachmor^ 

Div, Jo. XXIII., f. 156. F. 157. 

1 Furnagi.— In. Irish, Urnaidlie, Er- 3 Taulachtafindlegan. — Now called 
naide, etc., which primarily mean a Tamlaght Pinlagan, a parish in the co. 
prayer, and in a secondary sense an of Londonderry, bar. of Keenaght. In 
oratory, (Beeves.) In the "Taxation it the calendar of the O'Clerys the patron 
appears as Proundy, and is there valued of this church is thus noticed : " Pionn- 
at 2 marks. It is now known as XJrney, lugh of Tamlacht-Pionlogha in Cianacht 
and gives its name to a parish, which is of Glen-given," 3 Jan. He seems to have 
partly in the barony of Raphoe South, been the monk " Pindluganus," who, 
CO. Donegal, but chiefly in the baronies according to Adamnan, interposed in the 
of Strabane Lower and Omagh West island of Hinbra to save St. Golumbkille's 
CO. Tyrone. The patron was Pinnsech, life.— ii. 24. (See Reeves' GoUon, n. , 
Virgin, Oct. 13. PP- 79-80.) The editor of the Annals of 

P. 150. Ulster, Dr. Mac Carthy, says "He (P.) 

2 Leac ^adric7i.— More correctly Leac has been erroneously identified with 
Phadruic, i.e. "Patrick's flagstone," Pinnlug of Doon, co. Limerick, whose 
now Leckpatrick, a parish in the county whose feast is Jan. 3." 

of Tyrone, barony of Strabane Lower. 1421-23, f. 154. 

It was sometimes called Magherynelec 1 Domimachmor. — 'Dona.ghmore. A 

and sometimes Kylpatrick. The ruins parish in the 00. of Donegal, and barony 

of the old church are in the townland of of Raphoe South, valued at 1 mark in the 

the same name, near the Protestant par- Taxation. Its foundation is attributed 

ish church, (See Reeves' Colton.) to St. Patrick in the Tripartite Life (Part 



i88 Obligationes pro Annatis 

Deren. dioc, cuius fructus octo marc. ster. co. ext., vacantis per obitum 
Nellani Nicmolanphaid'* extra curiam collate eidem Eome etc. ij. Kal. 
Julii, an. V. (1421-23, /. 154.) 

MCCCCXXIII. 
1. Die quarta eiusdem (ISIart.) Salamon Odubanaych [O'Devany] , 
principalis, oblig'- se Camere super annata rectorie par. ecclesie Sti. 
Bugenii de Ardsracha,' Deren. dioc, cuius fructus octo marc. ster. co. 
ext., vacantis per obitum Ysag Ooulean extra curiam ; collate eidem 
Eome etc., ij. Nonas Januarii anno sexto. Item die xv. mensis Nov. 
MCCCCXXVIII. diotus Salamon habuit unam buUam Perinde valere 
super dicta rectoria, super eo quod in primis litteris non fuit facta 
mentio de intruso, et in ista fecit mentionem, et fructus in dicta bulla 
non fuerunt express!, sub dat. Eome etc. viiij. Kal. Novembris, anno 
undecimo. (P. 223.) 

Lib, Quietantium. 

TJniversis etc. Antonius etc. Salutem etc. etc. 

1. Quod venerabilis vir dns Johannes Odubai [O'Duffy] , rector par- 
rochialis ecclesie de Oluainmaine,^ Darensis [ncte Derensis] dioc, de 
et super fructibus per eum a dicta parrochiali ecclesia male et indebite 
perceptis cum Camera Apostolica ad summam duorum florenorum auri 
de Camera composuit et concordavit, quos nobis pro dicta Camera 
recipientibus die date presencium solvit integre cum effectu. De quibus 
quidem duobus florensis etc. pro totali et Integra soluoione dictorum 
fructuum etc. etc. prelibatum dominum Johannem, Eeotorem, eiusque 
successores etc. etc tenore presencium absolvimus etc. In quorum etc. 
Datum Eome sub anno Nativitatis Domini milessimo quadragintesimo 
vigesimotercio, Indictione prima, die vero terciadecima mensis Decem- 
bris, pontificatus etc. anno septimo. f. 1, g. ij. 

Antonius Bpus. Senen. L. de Eotella, 

Thesaurarius. (1423-26, f. 39.) 

Diversorum Martini V. 
MCCCCXXIIII. 
1. Die X. eiusdem (Oct.), Bernardus Macolgan, principalis, oblig'- se 

II.) There and in the annalists it is of the church was St. Eoghan or Eugene, 
called Domnach mor Maige Itha, i.e. a bishop who flourished about the middle 
great church of the plain of Ith. Ith, of the sixth century, and whose festival 
uncle of Milesius, was buried here, where was observed on the 23rd of August, 
he was slain by the Tuatha de Danaan, (See Reeves' Colton.) 
according to bardic tradition. (See T^e abbots of this church were some- 
Reeves, ut sup., p. 60, note v, and The times bishops : at the year 878, the Pour 
Book of Bights, y.lU.) Masters record the death of one of them, 
,-,-.,, iHt ,"? ' ^- }°^- . . Aenghus, who is called Comarba (suo- 

1 InthebuUNcUanus surname is given cessor) of Bishop Eoghan of Ard-srath. 
as Macmolamphaid. (gee Reeves, ut supra, p. 10, u. q.) 

2 Ardsracha.-Ard-sratha, i.«. "height ^^°LT'^ °\ ^^"^ f^f'^' ^^'^T w 
of the river bank," now ArdUraw, a par- ^f ""^^lis, ^B^hidextoAnnaU of Ulster 
.,.,■. t m J.1 ■ ii In the Taxation, Ardgrate [sic m the 
ish mthe CO. of Tyrone, partly m the jj^^^, edition!), is valued at 1 mark 
barony of Omagh West, but chiefly m ygarlv 

that of Strabane Lower. The founder ■' ■'' 



DiocEsis Derensis. i8g 

Camere super annata per. vicarie par. ecclesie Sti. Eugenii de Ardsracha 
[Ardstraw] , Derensis dioc, cuius fructus x. marc. ster. oo. ext., vacantis 
per obitum Johannis Odubunaych extra curiam; collate eidem Gallicani 
Penestrenis dioc. iiij. Nonas Julii anno septimo. (1424-27, f. 3.) 

MCCCCXXV. 

1. Eadem die (xxvii. Mar.), Cornelius Ahermeach (vel Aherineach), 
rector par. ecclesie de Tigstha^?, Deren. dioc.,et Patrieius Lhulchonach 
[O'Loughlin] , per. vicarius parrochialis ecclesie de Culdabcha^ dicte 
dioc, tanquam prinoipales, et private persone obligarunt se Camere, 
nomine Patricii Mackamayl [Mac Cawell] , super annata per. vicarie 
par. ecclesie de Tamhlehactfynnlegain [Tamlaght Pinlagan] dicte dioc, 
cuius fructus x. marc, sterlingorum co. ext., vacantis per obitum Johannis 
Ofyletan extra curiam ; collate eidem Rome etc. iij. Kal. Feb. anno 
octavo. Item promiserunt producere mandatum ratificacionis infra x. 
menses. (P. 48.) 

2. Eadem die (xxviiii. Mar.), Patrieius Lochlannach, principalis, 
oblig'- se Camere, super annata per. vicarie par. ecclesie de Culdabcha, 
Deren. dioc, cuius fructus octo marc. ster. co. ext., vacantis per obitum 
Nemie Odufaghy [O'Duffy] extra curiam ; collate eidem Eome etc viij. 
Idus Marcii anno octavo. (P. 50.) 

MCCCCXXVI. 

1. Eadem die (xij. Junii), Johannes Okeandhealagh [O'Kennealy] , 
principalis, oblig'- se Camere super annata prioratus Beate Marie de 
Dungebin^ ord. S. Aug., Deren. dioc, cuius fructus sedecim marc. ster. 
CO. ext., vacantis per obitum Johannis Omitreagaidh extra curiam ; collati 
eidem Eome etc., Kalendis ApriKs, anno nono. (F. 167.) 

2. Die dicta (xix. Dec. mcocexxv.), una bulla pro Salomone Omuirgasan 
[O'MorrisonJ , super rectoria par. ecclesie de Cluainmain, Deren. dioc, 
cuius fructus sex marc. ster. co. ext., fuit restituta sine obligacione. 
Ita est. N. de . . . (P. 266.) 

3. Die dicta (vii. Junii mccccxxvi.), una bulla pro Petro Okaylty 
[O'Quilty] , super per. vicaria par. ecclesie de Eathluraygh,^ Deren. dioc, 
cuius fructus sex marc ster. co. ext., fuit restituta sine obligacione. 
(P. 284.) 

1423-26, f. 39. 1427-28, f. 167. 

1 Oluainmaine? — Becte Cluain-Maine , 1 Dungehin. — In Irish Dim-geimhin, 

now Clonmany, a parish in the co. of which, according to 'Donovan (An. Four 

Donegal, and bar. of Inishowen East. Mast., ad. an. 1206, note e) signifies the 

It is valued in the Taxation at J mark. fortress of Geimhin, a man's name. 

1427-28, f . 48. Though the foundation of this priory is 

1 Tigstha. — Not identified. referred by Ware to the year 1200, there 

p. 50. is no mention of it in the Annals of the 

2 Culdabcha.— In Irish Culdabhach, Pour Masters until the year 1206. Areh- 
"backof the pool," now Culdafl, a parish dall (Monasticon) says that O'Cahane, 
in the co. of Donegal, and bar. of Inis- Prince of that country, founded it in 
howen East. It does not appear in the 1200 for Eegular Canons of St. Austin. 
Taxation; it is, however, to be found in 1424-27, f. 284. 

Cotton's Bentale, -Where its value is set 1 Eathluraygh. — i.e. (St.) " Lurach's 

down at X. shillings. fort." This church is situated in the 



I go Obligationes pro Annatis 

MCCCCXXVII. 

1. Badem die (xxiv. Nov.), Johannes Ogubuin [O'Gowan] , principalis, 
oblig'- SB Camera, super annata par. ecolesie, plebanie nuncupate, de 
Maghbile,' Daren, dioc, cuius fructus viginti marc. ster. co. axt., vacature 
per privaeionam Eoberti Mackaallaidh [Mac Kelly] fiendam; collate 
eidem Eome etc. iij. Idus Oct., anno decimo. (1427- . . , f. 89.) 

2. Eadem die (xvii. Dec), Johannes Ogubuin, principalis, oblig'- se 
Oamere super annata rectorie, sive plebanie, par. ecolesie de Cluaincatha* 
Deren. dioc, cuius fructus quindeoim marc ster. co. ext., vacantis per 
ingressum religionis Salomonis Obrolchan [O'Brolaghan] ; collate eidem 
Laterani viii. Kal. Novembris, anno decimo. (F. 95.) 

MCCCCXXVIII. 

1. Eadem die (xxvi. Mar.), Johannes Ogubun, rector par. ecclesie de 
Oluaymane, Deren. dioc, ut principalis at privata persona, oblig'- se Oa- 
mere nomine Catholici Macgillabudi [Mac Gillboy] , super annata de- 
canatus ecclesie Derensis, cuius fructus sexaginta marc ster. co. ext., 
vacantis par modum Si neutri ; coUati eidem Eome etc. Idibus Marcii, 
anno undecimo. Item promisit producera mandatum ratificacionis infra 
octo manses. (F. 123.) 

2. Badem die (xxxi. Aug.), Salomon Odukanaydh [recU Odubanaydh, 
O'Devany] , principalis, obligavit se Oamere super annata rectorie par. 
ecclesie de Ceapach,' Deren. dioc, cuius fructus octo marc. ster. co. ext., 
vacantis per assecutionem perpetue vioarie par. ecclesie de Furnaghi 
dicte dioc, per Johannem Ooassalydh [O'Cassaley] , collate eidem 
Genezani, Penestrin. dioc, v. Kal. Aug., anno undecimo. (F. 170.) 

3. Die dicta (xxiv. Mar.), una bulla pro Eugenio Ogubuin super par. 
ecolasia de Disaarteignidh,'' Daren, dioc, cuius fructus quatuor marc, 
star. CO. ext., fuit rastituta sine obligatione. Ita est N, de Valle. (F. 293.) 

to-wn of Maghera, anciently called Ma- chapel," is valued at 13s. id. 
chaire Ratha Luraigh, where the church, P. 170. 

grave and holy -well of St. Lurach are 3 Ceapach. — The meaning of this name 

still to be seen, and -where his festival is " a plot of land laid out for tillage." 

-was celebrated on the 17th of February (Reeves' CoUon.) It is no-w written Gap- 

(Pour Masters, ad. an. 1218, note I.) pagh, and gives its name to a parish in 

[hera is in the co. of Londonderry, the co. of Tyrone, and is partly in the 



and barony of Loughinsholin. bar. of Omagh East, but chiefly in that 

1427-28, f . 89. of Strabane Upper. It is valued at i of 

1 MaghbiU. — i.e. "Plain of (vener- a maA in Vae Taxation. The cemetery 

able) tree," Moville parish in the co. of and site of the old church are in the to-«*n- 

Donegal, and barony of Inishowen East. land of DumuUan. 
In the Rolls edition of the Taxation it E. 293. 

is called Macgurbili, and is there valued i Disearteignidh. — Disirt Eignig, i.e. 

at 40s. Rev. Dr. Mao Oarthy, quoting desert {heriaiinge) of (St.) Eicnech {son ot 

the Tri^oar-tite Life (Pa,rt II.) says: "This Cu-oathrach-caras civitatis-vrhose feast 

church is the Domnach-bili, in the Bre- -was April 24. In the Martyrology of 

tocfc, -where St. Patrick ordained Oengus, Donegal the entry anent this saint is: 

the grandson of Nial of the Nine I-Ios- "April 24. Bgneaoh, sonof Cucathrach." 

tages, and stayed there one Sunday." This parish is in the co. of Donegal, and 

E. 95. bar. of Inishowen West. According to 

2. Cluaincatha. — i.e. "Battle Mea- Colgan (Triad. Th.), quoted in Beeves' 

dow," now Clonca, a parish in the co. of OoZiom, this is one of the churches founded 

Donegal, and barony of Inishowen East. by St. Columba. In the Taxation it is 

In the Taxation, " Olonka, with the valued at iOd. 



DiocEsis Derensis. igi 

MOCCCXXVIIII. 

1. Badem die (iv. Feb.), Laurenoius Macgolgan [Mac Colgan] , rector 
par. ecclesie de Dompnach/ Deren. dioc, ut principalis et privata per- 
sona, oblig*- se Camera, nomine Henrici Maccolgan, super annata per. 
vicarie par. ecclesie de Magbili [Moville] Deren. dioc, cuius fructus 
sedecim marc. ster. co. ext., vacantis per obikim Magonii sive Magnelli 
Omaeibatbi extra curiam ; collate eidem Eome etc. xiiij. Kal. Feb., anno 
duodecimo. Item promisit producere mandatum ratificacionis infra 
decem menses. (1428-30, f. 28.) 

2. Eadem die (ix. Mar.) Patricius Loclannacb [O'Lougblin] , perpetuus 
vicarius par. ecclesie de Cuildabcha [Culdaff] Deren. dioc, ut princi- 
palis et privata persona, obligavit se Camere nomine Odonis Mackamaeil 
[Aedb Mae Cawell] super annata per. vicarie par. ecclesie de Druim- 
ratbi,^ Deren dioc, cuius fructus septem marc. ster. communi extimatione, 
vacantis per obitum Salamonis Ocuinalthan extra curiam ; collate eidem 
Eome etc. xiiii. Kal. Feb., anno duodecimo. Item promisit producere 
mandatum ratificacionis infra decem menses. (F. 29.) 

3. Eadem die (xxii. Junii), Macadeganaidb ochiairnaich, principalis, 
oblig'- se Camere super annata vicarie par. ecclesie de Domp[n]acbmor 
maigebia [recti Domnac mor Maige Ita, Donaghmore] Derensis dioc, 
cuius fructus octo marc. ster. co. ext., vacantis per obitum Angelici 
Ocoarbollan [O'Carolan] extra curiam ; collate eidem Eome etc xvi. Kal. 
Mali, anno duodecimo. (F. 73.) 

4. Eadem die (viii. Aug.) Patritius Lochlanacb, perpetuus vicarius par. 
ecclesie de Gerelacb,' Derensis dioc, ut principalis et privata persona 
oblig*- se Camere, nomine Patritii Mackamaeil [Mac Ca-well] , super 
annata per. vicarie par. ecclesie de Durrbo' Derensis dioc, cuius fructus 
octo marc. ster. co. ext., vacantis per obitum Jobannis Onnulcbeir extra 
cxiriam ; collate eidem Eome etc. iiii. Kal. Febr., anno duodecimo. Item 
promisit producere mandatum ratificacionis infra semestre. (F. 79.) 

1428-30, f. 28. F. 29. 

1 Dmnpnach. — Now called Donagh, a 2 Druimrathi. — More correctly -written 

parish in the co. Donegal, and bar. of Druimratha, " the ridge of the rath or 

Inishowen East. In Irish it is called fort;" Drumragh parish is in the co. of 

DomiMchglinne-tocair , "the church of Tyrone and bar. of Omagh East. Omagh, 

Glentogher." Dr. Mac Carthy, quoting the county town, is in this parish. In 

the Tripartite Life (Part II.), states that the Taxation, where this parish is called 

St. Patrick founded Domnach Mor of Rath, it is valued at J mark. 

Magh Toohair (Glen of Causeway), re- F. 79. 

mained there forty days and left in charge 3 Gerelach.— Recte Grellach, "miry 

a son of Cairthenn (Mac Cairthinn), bro- place." Apparently, says Dr. Mac Carthy, 

ther of the (better kno-wa) son of Cair- the chapel of Clonka named in the Tax- 

thenn, who is in Clogher. A prophecy aticm. According to Colgan, Grelleach 

of the Saint respecting the two sees (ib.), was one of the four churches in this 

he says, is a palpable interpolation. To diocese, where St. Adamnan was patron, 

the ecclesiastical antiquary, says Reeves, (Acts SS., p. 387.) In O'Cleary's Cal- 

this parish is invested with additional endar, p. 389, he records " Rodaighe, of 

interest in having been the birth place Greallach Bunna, between Tamlaoht and 

of our great hagiologist, John Colgan, as Cenanas. He was of the race of Gonal 

we learn from his own statement : Htec Gulban, son of Niall. Sobhen (good 

Ecclesia fuit dim sedes Eijiscopalis— ira woman) was his mother." I-fis feast 

cujjis agro ego natus fm. Dunataght was the 16th Dec. 

(Domnach -tochair) is valued at i mark P. 179. 

in ihe Taxation. 2 Durrbo.— Btcte Dun bo, "Port of 



iga Obligationes pro Annatis 

5. Dicta die (xiv. Oct.), Eodericus Odoohartaigh [O'Dogherty] , princi- 
palis, se oblig'- Camere super annata primi anni rectorie par. ecclesie de 
Facliainmura^ Deren. dioc, cuius fructus decern march, star. co. ext. etc., 
vacantis per obitum Eogerii Odubhghaill [O'Dowell] , extra Eomanam 
curiam defuncti ; collate eidem Eome etc. xv. Kal. Julii anno duo- 
decimo. (P. 85.) 

6. Die dicta (iv. Mar. MCCCCXXIX.), una bulla pro Patricio Lochan- 
lach super perpetua capellania in ecclesia Deren., cuius fructus sex 
marc. ster. co. ext., fuit restituta sine obligacione. (P. 225.) 

7. Die dicta (vii. Aprilis MOCCOXXIX.), una bulla pro Dermitio 
Oheageartaidh [O'Hegarty] super sacristia monasterii Cellenigre 
Derensis O.S.A., cuius fructus quinque marc. ster. co. ext., fuit restituta 
sine obligacione. (F. 232.) 

8. Dicta die (ix. Jan. MCCOCXXX.), j. bulla pro Henrico Omuirgissan 
[O'Morrisson] , super per. vicaria par. ecclesie de CuUdaucha [Culdaff] 
Deren. dioc, cuius fructus etc. sex march, ster. co. ext., restituta fuit sine 
obligacione. (P. 268.) 

9. Dicta die (xxviii. Jan. MCCOCXXX.), j. bulla cum forma jura- 
menti, pro Mauricio Macgillabride [Mac GillbrideJ , super monasterio 
Cellenigre Ste {sic) Oolumbe O.S.A., Derensis dioc, cuius fructus etc. 
sex marc. ster. co. ext., restituta fuit sine obligacione. Ita est. Alfonsus. 
(P. 271.) 

Lib. Annatar. Mart. V. 
MCCOCXXX. 

1. Dicta die (ix. Oct.), David Omaelmuchoreghi [O'Mulmochery] , 
principalis, oblig'- se Camere super annata per. vicarie par. ecclesie de 
Magbili [Moville] Deren. dioc, cuius fructus etc. xvj. marc. ster. co. ext., 
vacantis per modum Si neutri ; collate eidem Eome etc. iij. Nonas Aug., 
annoxiij. (1430-31,138.) 

2. Dicta die (xxx. Oct.), Dionisius Omaelmuchori, vicarius de Magbili 
Deren. dioc, ut principalis et privata persona, oblig'- se Camere, nomine 
Pilimioi Odocharthaidh [Pelim O'Dogherty] super annata perpetue 
vicarie par. ecclesie de Cluainkaa [Clonca] Deren. dioc, cuius fructus 
etc., novem marc ster.' co. ext., vacantis per obitum Patricii Omael- 
muchori, extra Eomanam curiam defuncti; collate eidem in monasterio 
Oripteferate Tugculan. dioc, ij. Idus Septembris, anno xiij. (P. 45.) 

3. Dicta die (xx. Dec), Mauricius Olucherean [O'Loughren] , presbyter 

the oo-w," now Dunboe, a parish in the the close of the sixth century. It -was 

CO, of Londonderry, and bar. of Coleraine, - also called Fatain-mor, to distinguish it 

It is valued in the Taxation at lOl. St. from Patain-beag, which was also in 

Adamnan was the patron of this church. Inishowcn. St. Mura's festival was the 

(Trias Th., p. i95.) 12th of Ifarch, and he was held in special 

F. 85. veneration by the Cinel Eoghain. The 

3 Fachainmura. — Now Fahan, a par- abbot was styled " Comarba of Mura," 

ish in the co. of Donegal, and bar. of or "of Mura Othua." (See Beeves' 

InishowenWest. The name given above, CoZiow, note s, p. 66.) For abbots and 

as also Athonmura found in the Taxation, herenaghs of Fahan, see Index of Annals 

were framed in memory of St. Mura, the of Xllster by Dr. Mac Carthy, vv. Fathan_ 

founder of the church, who flourished at Othan. 



DiocEsrs Derensis. 193 

Armachane dioc, ut principalis et privata persona, obligavit se Camere 
nomine Eogerii Oguirmileadgaydh [O'Gormley] super annata perpetue 
viearie par. ecclesie de Purnayghi [Urney] Deren. dioc, cuius fructus 
etc. xij. marc. ster. co. ext., vacantis per obitum Donaldi Macauhemail 
Ooheallaydh, extra curiam defuncti; collate eidem Eome etc., ij. Nonas 
Oct., anno xiii. (F. 221.) 

4. Dicta die (xvj. Dec.) una bulla pro Henrico Oassinn [recte O'Cassinn] 
super per. vicaria par. ecclesie de Hachaddubaig^ Deren. dioc, cuius 
fructus etc. v. marc. ster. co. ext., restituta fuit sine obligacione, (F. 
221.) 

Lib. annatar. Eugenii IV. 
MCCCCXXXI. 

1. Dicta die (xiij. Aprilis), Patricius Magrodaydh, rector par. ecclesie 
de Diserteignidh [Desertegny] Deren. dioc, ut principalis et privata 
persona, oblig'- se Camere, nomine Dermicii Odocarthargh [O'Dogherty] 
super annata par. ecclesie de Maghbile [Moville] alias de Noroprut' 
dicte dioc, cuius fructus etc. xx. marc. ster. co. ext., vacantis per obitum 
Donaldi Maglathlaind [Mac Loughlin] extra curiam defuncti; collate 
eidem Eome etc., anno Incarnacionis dominice MCCCCXXX., iij. Idus 
Marcii, anno primo. (1431-33, f. 9.) 

2. Die undecimo dicti mensis (Mali), Cristinus Olucherean [Gilla- 
crist O'Loughren] , principalis, oblig'- se Camere super annata decanatus 
ecclesie Deren., cuius fructus etc. quinquagaginta marc. ster. co. ext., 
vacantis [per] obitum Johannis Macmoli in castro Caven. defuncti dum 
Curia in civitate Anagnin existebat, non possessoris ; collati eidem Eome 
apud S. Petrum, anno Inc. Dnce MCCCCXXXI., vij. Kal. Aprilis, anno 
primo. (F. 23.) 

3. Dicta die (xxiij. Mali), Donaldus Odubaigb [O'Duffy] , principalis, 
oblig'- se Camere, super annata par. ecclesie, plebanie nuncupate, de 
Oloincha [Clonca] , Deren. dioc, cuius fructus etc. xij. marc. ster. co. 
ext., vacantis per constitucionem Execrahilis ; collate eidem Eome apud 
S. Petrum, anno Inc. Dnce MCCCCXXX., Idibus Marcii, anno primo. 
(In margine, Gratis pro Deo.) (P. 30.) 

4. Dicta die (xxviij. Mali), Tbomas Ofyeandnatha [O'Finaghy] , pres- 
byter Deren. dioc, principalis, oblig'- se Camere super annata rectorie 
par. ecclesie de Achadubhendh [Aghadowey] dicte dioc, cuius fructus 
etc quinque marc. ster. co. ext., vacantis per assecutionem per. viearie 

1430-31, f, 221. 1431-33, f. 9. 

t-i.^ ^f^}^^^^baig. — "Field of Dub- ^ Noropnd ?~A cormjit iorm ot Nor- 

tDach (Duffy), now Aghadowey, a par- ^jo^gj^^ In 1805 Richard de Burgo, Earl 

ish m the co. of Londonderry, and bar. ^f Ulster, erected in Inishoweu a fortress 

ofLoIerame. It is called ^c/iad in the ^hich the Irish called CaisiemwMa, "New 

iaxatiou, m which it is valued at 20s. Ac- castle. ' ' It was also called Northburgh. 

cording to an abstract from the Geneal. j^ jj^e Taxation Maogurbili, recte Magh- 

Ai., furnished to the editor by Rev. Dr. ^^^^ ,^^^ Moville), of which Norborch is 

Mao Carthy, Guaire mor and Guaire the ^^ „jj^gy_ jg valued at 40s. (See Reeves' 

Uttle were the patrons of this church. Colton, p. 68, note x.) 
a or further information regarding them, 
see Appendix. 



194 Obligationes pro Annatis 

par. ecelesie de Bentur''' eiusdem dioc, per Donaldum Ocartheai 
factam ; collate eidem Eome apud S. Petrum, anno Inc. Dnce MCCCC 
XXXI., vij. Idus Aprilis, anno primo. {Gratis pro Deo.) (F. 32.) 

5. Dicta die (xxx. May), Donaldns Odubaidh [O'Duffy], presbyte 
Deren. dioc, ut principalis et privata persona, oblig*- se Oamere nomin( 
Philipi {sic) Oduphaidh [O'Duffy] , super annata per. vicarie par. ecclesii 
de Culdabhcha [Guldaff] diete Deren. dice, cuius fructus etc. viij. marc 
ster. CO. ext., vacantis per obitum Cornelii Ohorstim extra curiam 
collate eidem Eome apud S. Petrum anno Inc. Dnce MCCCOXXXI. 
XV. Kal. Maii, anno primo. (F. 35.) 

MCCCCXXXII. 

1. Die xviij. eiusdem (Feb.), Floreneius Macolgan, principalis [obligavil 
se] super annata per. vicarie par. ecelesie de Fatbinmura [Faban] Deren, 
dioc, cuius fructus etc decem marc ster. co. ext., vacantis per obitum 
Jobannis Olaisci [O'Lacy] extra curiam deffuncti, et privationem Donaidi 
Ochathan [O'Kane] , alias Mackarmaycb ; collate eidem Eome ut supra, 
anno Inc. Dace MCCCOXXXI., vij. Kal. Feb., anno primo. (P. 104.) 

2. Dicta die (ut supra), Nieolaus Occarbollan [O'Carolan] , principalis, 
oblig'- se Oamere super annata per. vicarie par. ecelesie de Ardsratha 
[Ardstraw] Deren. dioc, cuius fructus duodecim marc. ster. co. ext., 

vacantis per liberam resignacionem Bernardi Maccolgan extra cmiam 
factam; collate eidem Eome, ut supra, vij. Kal. Feb., anno primo. 
(F. 104.) 

3. Dicta die (xxx. Maii), Dermicius Macblosgaid [M°Closkey] , canonicus 
Derensis, principalis, oblig'- se Oamere super annata decanatus ecelesie 
Derensis, cuius fructus etc. quadraginta octo marc. ster. co. ext., vacantis 
per resignacionem Bugenii Macmenimim ?, extra curiam factam ; ooUati 
eidem Eome etc. anno Inc. Dnce MCOOCXXXIL, vij. Idus Aprilis, 
anno secundo. (F. 132.) 

MCCCCXXXIII. 

1. Die xxviij. eiusdem (Januarii), Donatus OcearboUan, ut principalis 
et privata persona, oblig'- se Oamere, nomine Jobannis OcearboUan, 
eius fratris, super annata par. ecelesie de Furnage [Urney] Deren. dioc , 
cuius fructus etc. deoem marc, ster, co. ext., vacantis per privacionem 
Matliei 0? macabairs fiendam; collate eidem Eome ut supra, Kalendis 
Jan. (MCOOCXXXII.), anno secundo. (F. 187.) 

2. Die xxvij. eiusdem (Aug. MCCCOXXXI.), una bulla pro Eogero 
Omorann super per. vicaria par. ecelesie de Domnaohgaedi' Deren. dioc, 

■pi no The ruins of the old church are in the 

, ^' ,' « ^x -r, to-wnland Bunowen, a little N.B. of the 

2 Bentur, vel Benchur ?— Now Ban- ggent (Protestant) church. It is the 
agher in the barony of Keenaght, about j)omnach Cati of the Tripartite Life 
14 miles S.E. of Derry. In the Taxation rp^^.^ jjj^ ^^^ of the seven churches 
it appears as Benoarre, and is valued at ^Jijoli St. Patrick had on the Faughan 
i mark. river, in Magh Dula, which the Saiat 

P- 268. visited. In the Taxation it is valued at 

3 Domnacligaedi. — Becte "Domnach- J mark. The feast day of the patron, 
coeti, "church of Goet" (or Coed): Coet, was October 24. {Mart.Tal.) For 
Donagheady. It is a parish in the co. further information on this subject see 
of Tyrone, and bar. of Strabane Lower. Appendix. 



DiocEsis Derensis. 195 

cuius fructus etc. octo marc. ster. co. ext., restitutafuit sine obligacione. 
Ita est. de roreoUis. (P. 268.) 

3. Die xxvij. (Feb. MCCCCXXXII.), una bulla pro Jacobo Oloman 
super rectoria de DyssertocuatailP Deren. dioc, cuius fructus etc. iiij. 
marc. ster. co. ext., restituta fuit sine obligacione. Ita est. E. de roigillis. 
(F. 274.) 

4. Dicta die (vij. Jan. MCCCCXXXIII.), una bulla pro Donate Ocearb- 
hollan super rectoria par. ecclesie de Cluaenlad' Deren. dioc, cuius 
fructus etc. quinque marc. ster. co. ext., restituta fuit sine obligacione 
quia non excedit summam xxvij. [recte xxiv.] florenorum. Ita est Guill. 
de Prato. (F. 284.) 

Diversor. Eugenii IV. 

MCCCCXXXVIIII. 

1. Dicta die (vij. Julii), Odo Okathan [O'Kane] , principalis, oblig'- se 
Gamere super annata par. ecclesie de Tamlatcharda^ Deren. dioc, cuius 
fructus etc. decem marc. ster. co. ext., vacature per privacionem Patricii 
0(c)artan fiendam ; collate eidem Florencie anno etc. MCCCCXXXVIIII. 
Idibus Junii, anno nono. (1438-42, f. 84.) 

MCCCCXL. 

1. Die xxvii. eiusdem (Junii), Clemens Oferigil [O'Freel] , principalis, 
obligavit se Camere super annata per. vicarie par. ecclesie de Dom- 
nachmor Maighythi^ Eapoten. [recte Derensis] dioc, cuius fructus etc. 
novem marcharum sterlingorum communi extimatione, vacantis per 
obitum quondam Luce extra curiam deffuncti. Coll. eidem Florencie, 
anno etc. MCCCCXL., pridie Nonas Junii, anno decimo. (F. 162.) 

MCCCCXLL 

1. Dicta die (xij. Sept.), Cornelius Ocomoltan, principalis, oblig'- se 
Camere super annata par. ecclesie de Ardseraha [Ardstraw] Deren. 

F. 274. in the Irish Calendar at the 24th of March, 

4 Dyssertoeuataill. — The correct Irish as Lughadh, son of Bachaidh, of Cluain- 
name is Disirt m Thuatgaile, "O'Tua- laogh." (Reeves' Colton, p. 61, note a;.) 
hill's desert," so called from the family In the Taxation Clonleg' is returned as 
which formerly resided there. Colgan void. 

reckons this church among those founded 1438-42, f. 84. 

by St. Columkille. (Tr. Th.) Theceme- 1 Tamlatcharda. — Becte Taimleacht- 

tery and site of the old church, locally arda, now Magilligan or Tamlaghtard, a 

called Desert, are in the tovmland Bally- parish in the co. of Londonderry and 

nameen." (Reeves' Colton.) In the barony of Keenaght. The ruins of the 

Taxation it is valued at J mark, and is old church are in the townland^|Tam- 

caUed Diserto tokayll. It is now known laght. . . , The patron sain t was 

as Desertoghill, in the co. of London- Cadan or Catanus, whose tomb, nearly 

derry and bar. of Coleraine. covered by the surrounding graves, lies 

F. 284. close under the east gable of the old 

5 Cluaenlad. — iJeoieCluain-laog, "the church. In the Book of Leacan . . . 
calves' meadow," now Clonleigh, a parish he is called " Priest Cadan of Tamlaght- 
in the barony of Raphoe North, contain- ard." (Reeves' CoMora, pp. 39-84.) His 
ing Liftord, the county town of Donegal. feast is the 12th Dec. 

Ite patron saint was one of the twelve F. 162. 

missionaries who accompanied St. Col- 2 Dormiachmm- Maghiithii. — See note 

umbkille to lona, and his name appears 4, 1421-23, f . 154. 



ig6 Obligationes pro Annatis 

dioc, cuius fructus etc. duodecim marc. ster. co. ext., vacature per pri- 
vacionem Cornelii fiendam ; collate eidem Plorencie, anno etc. MCCCC- 
XLI., X. Kal. Sept., anno undecimo. (P. 269.) 

MOCCCXLII. 

1. Dicta die (xxvj. Jan.), Johannes Magdalaid, prinoipaliB, cblig'- se 
Camere super annata rectorie par. ecclesie da Domnaemor [Donagh- 
more] Deren. dioc, cuius fructus etc. decern, marc. ster. co. ext., vacantia 
per obitum quondam Thome extra curiam ; collate eidem Plorencie, anno 
ut supra (Mccccxlj.), Idibus Januarii anno undecimo. (P. 299.) 

2. Dicta die (xxxj. Jan.), Thomas Orodaighi [O'Eoddy] , principalis, 
oblig'- se Camere super annata rectorie par. ecclesie de Fathon mura 
[Fahan] Deren. dioc, cuius fructus etc. octo marc. ster. co. ext., vacantia 
per obitum quondam Eogerii extra curiam ; collate eidem Florencie, 
anno etc., Mccccxlj., xvj. Kal. Feb. anno xj. (F. 300.) 

Diversonmi Pii. II. 
MCCCCLVIIII. 

1. Dicta die (xxvij. Feb.), Johannes Maccolgan, presbyter Deren dice, 
principalis etc., oblig'' se Camere super annata per. vicarie par. ecclesie 
de Magbili [Moville] dicte dioc, cuius fructus etc. sedecim marc. ster. 
CO. ext., vacature per privacionem Davidis Omuylmochaerii ? [Omul- 
mochery] ' extra curiam in forma iuris faciendam, et conferende eidem 
Eome apud S. Petrum undecimo Kal. Dec, anno primo. (1458-59, f. 7.) 

2. Die V. eiusdem (Feb. Mcccclviij.), una bulla pro Salamone Oheg- 
erchard [O'Hegarty] , super vicaria par. ecclesie de Dompnachkayde 

[Donaghedy] Deren. dioc, cuius fructus octo marc, ster., vacat per 
non promooionem Arthur! Maohauyl [Mac Cawell] ad sacros [ordines] 
etc., sub dat. Eome apud S. Petrum, xvj. Kal. Dec, anno primo. (P. 62.) 

3. Die X. eiusdem (Dec), Philipus {sic) Omilfalyl?, canonicus mona- 
sterii Beate Marie Deren. O.S.A., ut principalis etc. oblig*- se Camere, 
nomine Johannis Macblosgayd [Mac Closkey] , super annata decanatua 
ecclesie Derensis, cuius fructus etc. quadraginta marc. ster. etc., vacaturi 
per privacionem Johannis Macgillabride, extra curiam faciendam in forma 
iuris, et conferendi etc. sub dat. Mantue iiij. Idus Nov., anno secundo. 
(F. 56.) 

MGCCCLX. 

1. Dicta die (xxvj. Junii), una bulla pro Nellano Mattuarta (vel Mat- 
cuarta [Mac GuartyJ , Ybernico, super parrochiali ecelesia de Keppach 
[Cappagh] Deren. dioc, cuius fructus etc. sex. marc, ster., vacatura per 

M.KH KC f 1 Omuylmoohaer[g]ii. Dr. Mao Carthy 

1400-oa, I. (. interprets Maelmoch-eirgidOToieeo/ cany 

1 Omuylmocliaern ot: Omuylmochaerii? rising. The Annals of Ulster, give, he 

-In the Register it is written thus: Omuy- gays, the obit of Braen tJa Mail Merlie- 

Imoohany, which should, I think, be read irghi, abbot of Kells, at 1277. 



DiocEsis Derensis. 197 

privacionem Ludivici Macgillaoalma, in forma iuris extra curiam faoien 
dam, et conferenda eidem [Nellano] , sub dat. Senis, iij. Kal. Marcii, 
anno n°. (1459-61, f. 221.) 

MCCCCLXI. 

1. Dicta die (xvij. Dec), Johannes IVTacguillabride, clericus Deren. 
dice, et deoanus Derensis, ut principalis etc., oblig*- se Camere, nomine 
Mau'-icio [recte Mauricii] Okaan [O'Kane] , super annata rectorie par. 
ecclesie S. Canici de Drimcossa' dicte dice, cuius fructus etc., quadra- 
ginta marc. ster. etc., vacature per privacionem Donaldi Okaan, in forma 
iuris fiendam, et conferende eidem [Mauricio] , sub dat. Eome Nonis Nov., 
anno quarto. (1461-62, f. 52.) 

MOCCCLXIII. 

1. Diexviij eiusdem (Junii), Johannes Macgillabride, clericus Derensis 
ut principalis etc. obligt'- se Camere nomine Mauricii Okaan super annata 
rectorie par. ecclesie de Eoha [Eo, alias Drumaohose] , courbanie S. 
Kanici nuncupate, Deren. dioc, cuius fructus etc. quadiraginta marc, 
ster., vacantia per privacionem Donaldi eciam Okaan, in forma iuris 
fiendam, et conferende eidem [Mauricio] Eome terciodecimo Kal. Junii, 
anno quinto. (1462-64, f. 135.) 

2. Die xxviij. eiusdem (Julii), Bernardus Maccolgan, principalis, 
oblig'- se Camere super annata perpetue rectorie par. ecclesie de 
Cluankaa? [Clonca] Deren. dioc, cuius fructus etc. decem marc, ster., 
vacature per privacionem Patricii Oduby, in forma iuris fiendam, et 
conferende eidem [Bernardo] Eome nona Kal. Julii, anno quinto. (P. 
161.) 

3. Die vj. eiusdem (Julii), una bulla pro Wilhalmo Ohegertayd 
[O'Hegarty] , super vicaria par. ecclesie de Dompnachkayde [Donaghedy] 
Deren. dioc, cuius fructus octo marc, argenti, vacantis per privacionem 
Eogerii Omarayn [Omorayn] , extra curiam fiendam, et conferenda eidem 
[Wilhalmo] Eome xvj. Kal. Julii, anno quinto. (F. 309.) 

MCCCCLXIIII. 

1. Dicta die (xix. Junii), Patricius Obugyll [O'Boyle] , presbyter Deren. 
dioc, principalis, oblig'- se Camere Apostolice super annata par. ecclesie 
de LeamcayilP Deren. dioc, cuius fructus etc. sex marc- ster. co. ext., 

1461-62, £. 52. Visitation, at p. 39, and also by a bull of 
1 Drimcossa. — Now Drmnacliose a par- Gregory XII. dated 18th of August, 1407, 
ish in the co. of Londonderry and bar. of quoted in the Appendix to the dioo. of 
Keenaght. The patron of this church is Derry. 
St, Cauice, who was a contemporary of 1464, f. 74. 
St. Columba, born near this place, and 1 Learn cayill—Becte Learn mill, "the 
one -with St. Canice who has given his Elm-wood." Agreeably to a general pro- 
name tp Kilkenny. This church- appears cess by which the termination coill is 
in the Taxation under the name " Ec- vulgarly changed into field, the present 
clesia de Eo," which is an aUas for compound is known under the form iojig- 
Drumachose, as appears by an instru- field. In the year 1800 this parish was 
ment of Archbishop Fleming, dated the for Protestant parochial purposes divided 
26th of Oct,, 1406, copied into Cotton's into Longfield East and West ; theCatho- 



igS Obligationes pro Annatis 

vacature per privationem in forma iuris Conasii Obugyll, in partibus 
faciendam. Et mandatur sibi conferri sub dat. apud Annem Paleam 
subtus Eadicofanum Clusin dioc, septimo Idus Maii, anno sexto. 
(1464, f. 74.) 

2. Dicta die (xxiij. Junii), Donaldus Oquerwllan [O'Carolan] , princi- 
palis, oblig'- se Camera super fructibus male perceptis per. vicarie par. 
ecclesie de Dompnachmor [DonaghmoreJ Derensis dioc, cuius fructus 
viij. marc, ster., vacantis alias certo modo, et quam detinuit per quatuor 
annos, fructus percepiendo de facto ; et collate eidem Senis, tercio Nonas 
Maii, anno sexto, (F. 81.) 

Diversor. Paidii II. 
MCCCCLXVI. 

1. Dicta die (xxx. Maii), Odo Okahan, canonicus ecclesie Derensis, 
et Donaldus Maocbaredday, presbyter Daren, [forte Derensis] dioc, ut 
principales et private persone obligarunt se Camere Apostolica nomine 
Wilhialmi Okahan, scolaris Daren, [recte Deren.] super annata perpetue 
vicarie par. ecclesie Achadduthard [Aghadowey] dicte dioc, cuius fructus 
octo marc. ster. co. ext., vacature per privationem Patricii Ocharmaic 
[O'Cormack] , eiusdem ecclesie perpetui vicarii, extra Eomanam curiam 
in forma iuris faciendam. Et mandatur sibi provided sub dat. Eome 
undecimo Kal. Maii, anno secundo. Bt promisit solvere annatam infra 
sex menses immediate a die habite possessionis computandos, sub penis 
dicte Camere etc. Eestituta (fuit bulla) quia privatio in forma iuris. 
(1465-66, f. 109.) 

2. Dicta die (xxvj. Junii), Willialmus Ohegbirtyd [O'Hegarty] , per. 
vicarius par. ecclesie de Donnackryde [Donaghedy] Daren [recte Deren.] 
dioc, principalis, oblig'- se Camere Apostolice super annata monasterii 
Cellenigre ord. 8. Aug"' dicte Daren [recte Deren.] dioc, cuius fructus 
quatuordecim marc. ster. co. ext., vacatur! per privationem dni. Mauritii, 
abbatis dicti monasterii, in forma iuris extra Eomanam curiam faciendam, 
Bt mandatur sibi provider! de eodem, sub dat. Eome quintodecimo Kal. 
Julii anno secundo. Bt promisit solvere annatam dicti monasterii infra 
sex menses immediate a die habite possessionis computandos, sub penis 
dicte Camere etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla] de mandate, dno. Falcone 
assistente [j'ecte assentiente ?] , quia privatio in forma iuris, et pro Hi- 
bernico. (P.- 127.) 

Lib. sextus annatar. Pauli II. 

MCCCCLXX. 

1. Dicta die (xxx. Jan.), Willialmus Oqueruollan [O'Carolan] , canonicus 
Daren [recte Deren.] , principalis, oblig'- se Camere Apostolice pro fruc- 
tibus per cum male perceptis per sex menses, vel circa, ex rectoria par. 

lies, however, keep to the old "arrange- ot the old ehuroh are in the townland 
ment. This parish is in the oo. of Tyrone of Magharcnny, (See Reeves' OoUm, 
and the bar, of Omagh West. The ruins p, 76.) 



DiocESis Derensis. igg 

ecclesie de Dommachmor [Donaghmore] Daren [recte Deren.] dioc, 
quam de facto assecutus fuit, eamque per dictos sex menses, vel circa, 
detinuit, fructus ex eadem percipiens licet de facto ; cuius rectorie 
fructus sex marc. ster. co. ext., alias certo modo vacantis. Bt mandatur 
provideri de eadem sub dat. Eome Kalendis Jan. anno sexto. Bt pro- 
misit solvere fructus male pereeptos huiusmodi infra sex menses a die 
habite possessionis dicta rectorie computandos, sub penis etc. etc. 
(1469-70, f. 51.) 

2. Die xiiij. eiusdem mensis (Feb.), Eugenius Ohegartaych, presbyter 
Daren [recte Deren.J dioc, principalis, oblig'- se Camere Apostolice pro 
annata rectorie par. ecclesie de Bredaeh' Dunen. dice, cuius quinque, 
quam per duos menses de facto detinuit, fructus ex ea pereipiendo ; ac 
etiam pro annata per. vicarie par. ecclesie de Balennscrine^ dicte Daren 
[recte Deren.] dioc, cuius etiam quinque marc, ster. co. ext., fructus 
non excedunt, et quam per annum et ultra detinuit de facto, fructus ex 
eadem percipiens similiter de facto, alias certis modis vacantibus. Et 
mandatur provideri dicto Eugenic de dicta vicaria ; et dicta rectoria 
eidem vicarie ad vitam dicti Eugenii uniri mandatur sub dat. Eome 
quarto Kal. Jan., anno sexto. Et promisit solvere annatam dictarum 
rectorie et vicarie eidem Camere infra sex menses immediate a die 
habite possessionis computandos, sub penis etc. etc. Eestituta [fuit 
bulla] de mandate, quia pro Hibernico paupere. (P. 57.) 

3. Die xvij. eiusdem mensis (Feb.), dni. Eugenius Macmenan, canon- 
icus ecclesie Eapoten., et Guillermus Odubhyth [O'Duffy] , rector par. 
ecclesie S. Columbe' Daren [recte Deren.] , ut principales et private 
persone, obligarunt se Camere Apostolice nomine Johannis Odomhilaill 

[O'Donnell] pro annata monasterii Cellenigre Derensis ord. S. Augustini, 
cuius fructus quatuordecim marc. ster. co, ext., vacaturi per privationem 
Wilhelmi Obegyrtaich [O'Hegarty] , illius abbatis, in forma iuris extra 
Eomanam curiam faciendam. Et mandatur provideri dicto Johanni de 
dicto monasterio, sub dat. Eome, xiij. Kal. Jan., anno sexto. Et pro- 
misit solvere annatam dicti mon. eidem Camere infra sex menses im- 
mediate a die habite possessionis computandos, sub penis etc. etc. 
Eestituta [fuit bulla] de mandate dni. Mensarii, quia pro Hibernico, et 

[est] privatio in forma iuris. (E. 60.) 

4. Dicta die (xxvj. Martii), dnus. Comedinus Omurgyssan [Cumidhe, 
pron. Cumee, O'Morrison] , clericus Deren dioc, principalis, oblig'- se 
Camere pro annata rectorie, plebanie nuncupate, par. ecclesie de 

1469-70, f . 57. laimcille in Tir Eoghain by the Four 

1 Bredach.—Bradach in the Taxation Masters at 1203. The ruins of the old 
of Down, where it is valued at 20s. Now church stand in the cemetery on the N. 
called Knockbreda— a parish in the bar. side of the Moyola (water), in Money- 
of Upper Castlereagh, and co. of Down. coney, one of the " six towns of Bally- 
" A portion of the walls of the old church nascreen." (Eeeves' Colton.) This 
remains within the original cemetery, parish is in the co. of Londonderry, bar. 
which is enclosed by Belvoir park." of Loughinsholin. It is valued in the 
(Beeves' Down and Connor.) Taxation at 1 mark. 

F. 57. P-60. 

2 Balennscrine.—BecteBailena serine, 3 Far. ecclesie S. Columbe, etc.— T^ot 
"town of the shrine," called Serin Co- identified— does not belong to Derry dioc. 



200 Obligationes pro Annatis 

Cluainkaa [Clonca] dicte Daren, [recte Deren.] dioc, cuius fructus decern 
marc. ster. co. est., vacantis alias per privationem Patricii Oduby, olim 
ipsius ecclesie rectoris, extra Eomanam curiam auctoritate ordinaria 
factam. Bt mandatur provideri dicto Comedinno (sic) de dicta rectoria, 
sub dat. Eome decimo Kal. Martii, anno sexto. Et promisit solvere 
annatam dicte rectorie eidem Oamere infra sex menses immediate a die 
habite possessionis computandos, sub penis etc. etc. (E. 84.) 

5. Die xvij. eiusdem mensis (Nov. Mcccclxix.), una bulla pro Johanna 
Odubyn super provisione par. ecclesie de CJuainplam?^ Daren, dioc, 
cuius fructus quinque marc, sterlingorum, vacature per privationem in 
forma iuris extra Eomanam curiam faciendam : patet per bullam sub 
dat. Eome quinto Kal. Julii, anno quinto. Eestituta 'bulla] de man- 
dato, quia dicte marche non ascendunt summam etc. (E. 198.) 

6. (Mcccclxx.) una bulla pro Johanne Ohennacha, subdiacano Daren. 
[recte Deren.J dioc, super provisione per. vicarie par. ecclesie de Bentor 
[Banagher] dicte Daren [recte Deren.] dioc, cuius fructus trium roar- 
cbarum sterlingorum communi extimatione, quamque de facto per tres 
menses vel circa detinuit, prout detinet, indebite occupatam : debet solvere 
pro fructibus male perceptis etc. ut supra [i.e. dimissa tertia parte frac- 
tuum dictorum male perceptorum] . 

Diversorum Patdi II. 
1471. 
1. Dicta die (xj. Julii), dns. Johannes Machgillabride, decanus ecclesie 
Daren [recte Deren.] , principalis, obligavit se Camere Apostohce pro 
annata decanatus dicte ecclesie Daren [recte Deren] , cuius fructus quad- 
raginta octo marchar. sterlingor. co. ext., alias vacantis per privationem 
Machblos[c]ayd, in forma iuris extra Eomanam [curiam] faciendam, qui 
privatus existit. Et nunc pendet lis inter dictum Johannem et quendam 
Donaldum Oqueroulan [O'OaroIan] , qui occupat partem fructuum dioti 
decanatus. Et mandatur provideri dicto Johanni de dicto deeanatu in 
forma Perinde valere, sub dat. Eome non Junii, anno septimo. Et pro- 
misit solvere annatam dicti decanatus eidem Camere infra sex menses 
immediate a die habite possessionis computandos, sub penis etc. etc. 
(1471, f. 44.) 

Diversorum Sixti IV. 
1471. 
1. Die XX. dicti mensis Nov.; Niallanus Odocordig [O'Dogherty] , 
clericus Daren, [recte Deren.] dioc, principalis, oblig'- se Camere pro 
annata canonicatus ecclesie Daren [recte Deren.] et prebende Maguille 
[Moville] in eadem ecclesia, quorum fructus decem octo marchar. ster- 
lingor. CO. ext., vacaturorum per privationem Cornelii Oduy, ipsius ecclesie 
canonici, in forma iuris extra Eomanam curiam faciendam. Bt mandatur 
provideri dicto Niallano de dictis canonicatu et prebenda sub dat. Eome 
quinto Nonas Oct.. anno primo. Et promisit solvere annatam dictorum 

P. 198. 
4 CliMinxnam ?— Not identiflod. 



DiOCESIS DeRENSIS. 2 0I 

canonicatus et prebende eidem Camere infra sex menses immediate a die 
habite possessionis computandos, sub penis etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla] 
de mandate, quia privatio in forma iuris etc. Licet dicta obligatio sit 
facta pro dicto Niallano, principali, est Veritas quod Donaldus Ocheruolan, 
presbyter Deren. dioc, obligavit se, et firmavit dictam obligationem pro 
dicto Niallano. (1471-73, f. 48.) 

1478. 

1. Die xiij. dicti mensis Junii, dns. Johannes Macgillabhride, clericus 
Deren. dioc, ut principalis et privata persona, oblig*- se Camere pro an- 
nata rectorie par. eeclesie de Mighbile [Moville] alias de Nouuport^ dicte 
Daren [recte Deren. J dioc, cuius fructus viginti marchar. sterlingor. co. 
ext., vacantis per non promotionem Nellani Odocarigh [O'Dogberty] , 
ipsius eeclesie rectoris. Et mandatur provideri dicto Johanni de dicta 
rectoria sub dat. Eome quinto Idus Aprilis, anno septimo. Et promisit 
solvere annatam dicte rectorie eidem Camere, aut Collectori, infra sex 
menses immediate a die habite possessionis computandos, sub penis etc. 
etc, Eestituta [fuit bulla] de mandate, quia pro Hibernico, et fit mentio 
de intruso in bulla. (1478-79, f. 54.) 

2. Die iij. dicti mensis Augusti, dns. Thomas Makamyll [Mac Cawell] 
canonicus Daren [recte Deren.] , principalis, oblig'- se Camere Apostolice 
pro annata decanatus eeclesie Daren [recte Deren.], cuius fructus etc 
quinquaginta marchar. sterlingor. co. ext., vacaturi per privationem 
Johannis Alackgillabude, eiusdem eeclesie decani in forma iuris extra 
Eomanam curiam faciendam. Et mandatur commendari dicto Thome 
dictus decanatus sub dat. Eome quarto Nonas Julii, anno septimo. Bt 
promisit solvere annatam dicti decanatus eidem Camere Apostolice, aut 
Collectori in partibus, infra sex menses immediate a die habite posses- 
sionis computandos, sub penis Camere etc. Juravit. Eestituta [fuit 
bulla] de mandate, quia est privatio in forma iuris etc. pro Hibernico. 

Lib. X. Annatar. Sixti IV. 
1479. 
1. Die v. eiusdem mensis Octobris, dns. Mauricius Okahan, junior, 
Deren. dioc, principalis, oblig'- se Camere Apostolice pro annata par. 
eeclesie de Drumcboas, alias de Eoa, sen Combanie [recte Comorbanie] 
S. Cannici vulgariter nuncupate, dicte Deren. dioc, cuius fructus triginta 
marchar. sterlingor. ce. ext., vacantis per nen promotionem Maurici 
{sic) Okahan senioris, non factam etc Bt mandatur provideri dicto 
Maurici (sie) de dicta par. ecclesia, sub dat. Eome pridie Idus Sept., 
anno none. Bt promisit solvere annatam dicte par. eeclesie eidem 
Camere, hie in curia, aut Collectori in partibus, infra sex menses im- 
mediate a die habite possessionis computandos, sub penis Camere etc. 
Juravit etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla] de mandate, quia in bulla narratur 
intrusus, et est pre Hibernico. (1479-80, f. 32.) 

1478-79, f . 54, JIagbile, now Moville. See note under 

1 Migbile alias de Noniport. — Becte 1427. 



202 Obligationes PRO Annatis 

Diversonmi Sixti IV. 
1480. 
1. Die predicta (x. Julii), venerabilis vir Johannes Magillibridi, pres- 
byter! [rccte presbyterj Derensis, principalis, obligt'- se Camere Apos- 
tolice pro annata decanatus ecelesie Deren., cuius et illi annexorum 
fructus quadraginta octo marcbar. sterlingor. co. ex'', vaoantis certo 
modo. Et mandatur provider! dicto Johanni de dicto decanatu, sub 
dat. Eome Septimo Kal. Junii, anno quarto. Et promisit solvere an- 
natam dicti decanatus, necnon certorum fructuum ex eodem decanatu 
de facto perceptorum, eidem Camere, hie in curia, vel CoUectori in parti- 
bus, infra sex menses immediate a die habite possessionis computandos, 
sub penis etc. etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla] de mandate, quia pro Hibernico, 
qui habet intrusum, ut dixit. (1480-81, f. 45.) 

1484. 
1. Die xxiij. eiusdem (Junii), una bulla pro dno.- Mauritio Okahan, 
clerico Deren. dioc, super mandate de providendo de monasterio Beate 
Marie de Clarofonte'' Deren. dioc, cuius fructus etc. octo marchar. ster- 
lingor. secundum communem extimationem valorem annuum non exce- 
dunt, sub dat. Eome, quarto idus Junii, anno xiij. Eestituta [sine 
obligatione] de mandato, quia pauci valoris, et non fuit repertum taxatum 
etiam in taxis antiquis. (1483-84, f, 231.) 

Diversorum Innocentii VIII. 

1485. 

1. Die xviij ejusdem (Feb.), dns. Johannes Odobim, presbyter Deren. 
dioc, principalis, oblig'' se Camere Apostolice pro annata decanatus 
ecelesie Deren., cuius fructus etc. quinquaginta marchar. sterlingor, 
secundem communam extimationem valorem annuum non excedunt, 
cuius ultimus modus vacationis habetur pro expresso. Et mandatur 
provider! eidem dno. Johanni de dicto decanatu in forma si neutri, sub dat. 
Eome, quarto Kal. Feb., anno primo. Et promisit solvere annatam 
predictam infra unum annum proxime sequentem, et in eventum [sic) 
quod non habuerit possessionem infra dictum [annum], infra unum 
mensem ex tunc etiam proxime sequentem certificare CoUectorem 
Camere Apostolice in partibus illis promisit etc, sub penis Camere etc. 
Juravit etc Data [fuit bulla] de mandato, quia pro Ibernico, et quia in 
bulla narratur intrusus. (1484-85, f. 80.) 

1488. 

1. Die xvi. dicti (Dec), Patritius Maecongalaid [Macongalaid in Indice] 

[Mac Connolly], canonious Deren., princ!paHs,oblig'-se Camere Apostolice 

pro annata arcbidiaconatus ecelesie Deren., cuius fructus etc. viginti 

marchar. sterlingor. co. ext. valorem annuum non excedunt, vaoantis per 

1483-84, f. 231. now Macosqain. It was founded, aooord- 

1 Mmi. B. Marie de Clarofonte. — In ing to Archdall ( Monasticon) for Cis- 
Irisli Mag-Cosgrain, " Cosgran's plain." taroian monks in tlie year 1172. 



DiocEsis Derensis. 203 

privationem Eicardi Mocbloscaid [Macloskey], illius ultimi possessoris 
in partibus faciendam. Bt mandatur provideri dicto Patritio sub dat. v. 
Idus Sept. anno iiij. Et promisit solvere dictam annatam CoUectori in 
partibus, infra tres menses post habitam possessionem, sub penis Camere, 
et juravit etc. (1488-89, f. 63). 

^ 1489. 

1. Die XV. dicti Maii, Odo Magloscbard, canonicus Deren., principalis, 
oblig'- se Camere Apostolice pro annata archidiaconatus ecclesie Deren., 
cuius fructus etc. viginti marcbar. sterlingor. etc. non excedunt, certo 
modo vacantis ; et de quo mandatur provideri dicto Odoni, sub dat. 
viij Idus Maii, anno quinto. Bt promisit solvere dictam annatam 
CoUectori vel succoUectori in partibus, infra tres menses post habitam 
possessionem, sub penis Camere. Juravit etc. Data [fuit bulla], quia 
pauper Hibernicus, de mandato. (F. 149.) 

2. Dicta die (xxvj. Aug.), dns. Fernandus Sanctii de Gassion, prior et 
canonicus ecclesie Seguntinensis, ut principalis et private persona, ac 
vice et nomine Cormaci Micromnige [Mac Namie], Canonici Deren., oblig'- 
se Camere, pro" annata retoriarum de Furnay [Urney], et Arbstrachat 
[Ardstraw] par. ecclesiarum diete dioc, vacaturarum per privationem in 
forma iuris Donaldi et Tholomei dictarum rectoriarum rectores lyecte 
rectorum], De quibus mandatur provideri dicto Cormaco, sub dat. xvij. 
Kal. Aug., anno quinto. Quarum fructus insimul etc. sexdecim marcbar. 
sterlingorum non excedunt. Et promisit solvere dictam annatam Col- 
lectori in partibus infra duos menses postquam privatio fuerit sortita 
effectum, sub penis Camere. Juravit. (F. 202.) 

3. Die xviij. Novembris (1488), una bulla pro Tboma Omergay, ca- 
nonico monasterii B. Marie de Duyngebhyn [Dungiven] Ord. S. Aug., 
Deren. dioc, super gratia Si neutri, super prioratu dicti mon., cuius 
prioratus fructus etc. octo marcbar. sterlingorum, sub dat. Kalendis 
Sept., anno quarto ; et restituta [fuit sine obligatione] quia valor non 
excedebat xxiiij. [florenos], et est pro paupere Ibernico. (F. 221.) 

1492. 

1. Die dicta (xxiij. Feb.), Eiocardus Odugan, clericus Derin. (sic) 
dioc, principalis, oblig'- se Camere pro annata rectorie par. ecclesie de 
Camus,^ ac perpetui beneficii ecclesiastici, vicarie nuncupati, in dicta 
ecclesia Duren [recte Deren.] ,Tacaturorum per devolutionem, et quorum 
insimul fructus etc. sex marcharum argenti sterlingorum non excedunt ; 
et de quibus, vocatis vocandis, provideri mandatur dicto Eicardo, sub 

1491-92, £. 107. adijunct juxta Motirne, because it is situ- 

1 CoOTMs.— There 'are two churches of ate on that river. The Irish -word Ca«ias 

this name in the diocese of Derry— one signifies "the curved stream," and is 

is Camus on the Bann, in the liberties applicable to the course of the Bann and 

o£ Coleraine, co. of Londonderry, -which Mourne, opposite the ancient churches 

is more generally known at present as to which it gave name." (Beeves' Gol- 

Macosquin, from the abbey of that name. ton, p. 131.) The old abbey church of 

The other Camus, in the 00. of Tyrone, Moycosquin, repaired in 1826, is now 

and bar. of Lower Strabane, has the the Protestant pariah church. 



204 Obligationes pro Annatis 

dat. tertio Kal. Feb., anno viij. Bt promisit solvere dictam annatam 
cum primum ilia (benefioia) fuerit assecutus, sub penis Camera, juravit, 
Collectori in partibus, quia narratur intrusus. (1491-92, f. 107.) 

2. Die 9 Junii, Eiccardus Machugelyn [Mac Quillin] ' clericus Coneren. 
dioc, obligavit se Camere pro annata prioratus Beate Marie de Athgeiby' 
ord. S. Aug., ac rectorie de Lochoneyil* et de Darrenecayn,^ et de Haer- 
maydi ? et de Killagayn'' par. ecclesiarum vicariarum Deren. et Coneren. 
dioc, vacantium per devolutionem, et quarum . . . fruotus etc. 
vigintiquatuor libr. sterlingorum non excedunt. Et de quibus provideri 
et commendari mandatur dicto Eiccardo, sub dat. pridie Kal. Aprilis, 
anno viij. Et promisit solvere dictam annatam infra duos menses post 
assecutam possessionem. Juravit etc. (P. 169.) 

3. Die dicta (xxviij. Maii, 1492), una bulla pro David Onuran [vel 
Omiran ?] , diacono Eapoten., super provisione vicarie par. ecclesie de 
Cluoynkac [Clonca] Daren, [recte Deren. ] dioc, cuius fruotus etc. ooto 
marcbar. sterlingor. etc. non excedunt, vacantis per devolutionem ; et in 
eventum {sic) erectionis unius canonicatus et prebende in ecclesia Daren. 
[recta Deren.], sub dat. Eome, quarto Idus Maii, anno octavo. (F. 285.) 

Diver sor. Alex. 77. 

1493. 

1. Die V. dicti mensis (Julii), Donaldus Omirigan, clericus Darin [7-ecte 

Deren. J dioc, obligavit se Camere pro annata par. ecclesie de Dominica 

mayna [Donaghmore] dicte dioc, vacantis per devolutionem, cuius 

fructus etc. sexdecim marcbar. sterlingorum non excedunt ; et de qua, 

2 Machugelyn. — Becte Mao Uibhilin, dowey. Subsequently it became depen- 
now Mao Quillin. The ohieftainoy of dent on the abbey of Maooisquin. There 
Dalriada or the Rout was in this family. are some slight remains of the ancient 
The head of this family is stated to have religious house, with an extensive oeme- 
come to Ireland among the Welsh adven- tery. (Lewis's Topog. Diet.) 

turers at the time of the English invasion. 4 Lochoneyil ? or Lochozieyil 1 or Loch- 

In time his descendants became the chiefs oveyil. — The same perhaps as the parish 

of the Route. The Four Masters, at the of Loughguile which takes its name from 

year 1544, record that James and Oolla, a lake, on the east edge of which, in the 

sons of Alexander Mao Donnell, came townland Lavin Lower, is the churoh- 

with a body of Scotchmen, at the invi- yard containing the site of the original 

tation of Mao Quillin to assist him church. (Reeves' Down and Connor.) 

against the O'Kane ; but this alliance 5 Darrenecayn, — Becte Doire Chaoch- 

was soon after succeeded by his own ex- ain, now Derrykeighan, a parish in the 

pulsion, for Somhairle Buidhe [Sorley oo. Antrim and bar. of Dunluce Lower, 

Boy], a younger son of Alexander Mac dioc. of Connor. This church must have 

Donnell, took forcible possession of the been founded soon after the spread of 

Route, about the year 1554, and even Christianity in Ireland, inasmuch as its 

established himself in Mao Quillin's first minister was brother to St. Moohay 

fortress of Dunluce. (See Reeves' Col- [Bishop of Mahee island], who died in 

ton, pp. 328, 329.) the year 497. The first word of the oom- 

3 Prioratus mon. B. Marie de Ath- pound Doire Chaocain signifies "anoak- 
geiby. — Now Agivey, a grange, or extra- wood;" the other is a proper name, 
parochial district, locally in the parish signifying "purblind." The Ul. ViS' 
of Aghadowey, half-barony of Coleraine, states that the rectory was appropriate 
CO. Londonderry, 6 miles from Coleraine. to Kells or Woodburne; but accordmg 
It appears to have been the site of a re- to the Antrim Inq. of 1605, the Prior of 
ligious house, called by some a priory, Down was seized, at the Dissolution, of 
by others an abbey, the foundation of the " rectory of Derriohigan in the tuogh 
which, about the beginning of the 7th of Ballinlagh in the Rowte." (Reeves 
century, is attributed to St. Goarous. Ecc. Ant., p. 78, note 2.) 

who afterwards founded a cell at Agha- 6 Kyllagnyn.. —Ve&eiiesny. 



DiocEsis Derensis. 205 

vocatis vocandis, provideri mandatur dicto Donaldo, sub dat. xiiij. Kal. 
Julii, anno primo. Et promisit solvere dictam annatam Collectori in 
partibus, sub penis Camera. Juravit etc. (1493-94, f. 51.) 

1494. 
1. Die ij. Dec, Mauritius Maeblosgaid, presbyter Tiren. [recte Deren.] 
dioc, oblig'- se Camere Apostolice pro annata vicarie parrochalis ecclesie 
de Poacconmayl [Paughanvalep dicte dioc, cuius trium, ac prioratus 
monasterii B. Me. de Dungevyn [Dungiven] dicte dioc, cuius sexdecim 
marcharum sterlingorum fructus communi extimatione non excedunt, 
vacantium per devolutionem. Et de quibus provideri mandatur dicto 
Mauritio, sub dat. decimo Kal. Aug., anno secundo. Et promisit solvere 
dictam annatam Collectori in partibus infra tres menses post assecutam 
possessionem, sub penis Camere. Junavit etc (1494-95, f. 169.) 

1497. 

1. Die dicta (xxij. Sept.), Goffredus Okahan, canonicus Deren., princi- 
palis, oblig'- se Camere Apostolice pro annata arcbidiaconatus ecclesie 
Deren. et per. vicarie par. ecclesie de Tbeawlachthynlagayn [Tamlagbt 
Fialagan] Deren. dioc, quorum, videlicet arcbidiaconatus viginti, et 
vicarie predicte octo marchar. sterlingor. com. extimatione ; de quibus 
mandatur provideri dicto Goffrido, per privationem in forma iuris, vocatis 
Donaldo Macbqunnayr, vicario, et Odone Macwlosgayd, arcbidiacono, 
possessoribus, et aliis vocandis. Et in [e]ventum buiiismodi mandantur 
uniri dicto archidiaconatui donee dictus Goffredus ilium obtinuerit, 
et sub dat. septimo Idus Aug., anno quinto. Et promisit solvere dictam 
annatam infra annum et mensem etc., quia Hibernicus, et sub penis 
Camere. Juravit etc. (1497-98, f. 82.) 

2. Dicta die (x Oct.), una bulla pro Mauritio Orceualan [recte Ui 
Cerballain, O'Carolan], presbytero Deren. dioc, super erectione canon- 
icatus in ecclesia Deren. ad vitam suam, cum prebenda ecclesie par- 
rocbiaHs de Dohnochimor [Donagbmore] dicte dioc. Et mandantur (sic) 
dictus canonicatus cum dicta prebenda uniri, vocatis vocandis, cuius 
[fructus] octo marchar. sterlingorum monete Hibernie, et sub data sep- 
timo Idus Sept., anno sexto : restituta [sine obligatione], quia non excedit 
[summam, xxiiij. florenorum.] (F. 248.) 

1499. 
1. Die xxvj. dicti (Aug.), dns. Johannes Macgyllabryde, canonicus 
Eapotensis, principalis, oblig'- se Camere Apostolice pro annata mon- 
asterii Cel[l]enigre ord. S. Aug., Deren. dioc, cuius fructus etc. sexdecim 
marchar. sterlingorum etc. non excedunt, per obitum quondam Johannis 

1494-95 f. 169. enough represents its Irish name, Nua 

. „ , ' ' _' , congbail, "Nova habitatro." In? the 

1^ Foacconmayl.—Now Faughanvale, » jj^j^jg,! ^f (.j^g ggg ^f j) ^ggy, jj 

pansh m the co. of Londonderry and har ^s as Foohwayll, which is not unlike 

of Tirkeerau. In the Taxation of 1302-6 the name given in the annat text. (Bee- 
xt IS ealled Nocongaul which correctly yggi QqHq^ p. 79.) 



2o6 Obligationes pro Annatis 

Odonayll [O'Donnell] extra curiam defuncti, vacantis. Et commendatur 
sub dat. Eome quinto Idus Aug., anno vij. Et promisit solvere 
CoUectori in partibus, babita possessione, quia Hybernicus. (1499, 
f. 112.) 

1500. 

1. Dicta die (iv. Aprilis), una bulla unionis par. ecclesie de Bengor 
[Banagher] dioo. Derensis, cuius fructus trium marchar. sterlingorum, 
sub dat. X. Kal. Martii, anno viij. 

1501. 

1. Die xvij. eiusdem (Aug.), dns. Mauritius Oquerwolan [O'Carolan], 
canonicus ecclesie Deren., principalis, oblig'- se Camere Apostolice pro 
annata decanatus ecclesie Deren., cuius et illius annexorum fructus etc. 
quadraginta marcharum sterlingorum se co. ext., valorem annuum etc. 
non excedunt, vacaturi per privationem dni. Patritii Macbloscaeydh, 
eiusdem ecclesie decani, in forma iuris in partibus faciendam. Et man- 
datur conferri dictus decanatus, in eventum (sic) privationis huiusmodi, 
eidem dno. Mauritio sub dat. Eome, sexto Idus Julii, anno nono. Et 
promisit solvere annatam predictam CoUectori in partibus infra tres 
menses a die privationis huiusmodi computandos, sub penis Camere etc, 
Juravit etc. (1501-02, f. 7.) 

Diversor, Julii. II. 

1510. 

1. Die XX. Jan. 1610, dns. Eiccardus Oduigan [O'Duggan], monaeus 
monasterii Beaie Marie de Olarofonte [Macosquin], oblig'- se Camere 
Apostolice pro annata dicti monasterii certo modo vacantis, cuius et par. 
ecclesie de Camis [Camus juxta Bann] eidem monasterio ad vitam dicti 
Eichardi unite, fructus etc. undecim marchar. sterlingorum non excedunt. 
Et mandatur provideri eidem, sub dat. tertio Kal. Jan., anno septimo. 
Et promisit solvere dictam annatam CoUectori in partibus, more Hi- 
bernico. Eestituta [bulla J quia in bulla narratur intrusus. (1509-10, f . 45.) 

1511. 

1. Die xviiij. Julii, Donaldus Ogallchabam [i-ecte O'Galchobhair, 
O'GallagherJ, clericus Eapoten. dioc, oblig'- se Camere Apostolice pro 
annata decanatus ecclesie Darensis {_recte Deren. J certo modo vacantis, 
cuius fructus sexaginta marchar. sterlingorum non excedunt. Et provi- 
detur eidem Donaldo, sub dat. sexto Idus Mail, anno octavo. Et pro- 
misit solvere dictam annatam CoUectori in partibus. Eestituta [bulla] 
quia bulla narrat intrusum. (1510-11, f. 128.) 

Diversor. Leoiiis X. 
1516. 
1. Dicta die (9 Dec), dns. Niellanie (sic) Omulfayl, canonicus Eapo- 
tensis, obligavit se pro annata monasterii Collenigre [recte Cellenigre] 



DiocEsis Derensis. 207 

Ciater. or. [recie Ord. S. Aug.], Derensis dioc, vaoantis certo modo; 
cuius fructus sexdeeim marchar. sterlingorum non excedunt. Bt provi- 
deri mandatur, sub dat. quinto Nonas Maii, anno tertio. Et promisit 
solvere CoUectori in partibus, more Ibernico. -Eestituta [bulla] per L. 
Amerinum, quia narrat intrusum. (1516, f. 67.) 

1517. 

1. Dicta die (1 Junii), Jacobus Megnasenan [Mac Gilsenan], canonicus 
Clocorensis, oblig*- se Camere pro annata de Bodobuain^ et de Dseertrix ?/ 
par. ecclesiarum perpetuanim vicariarum Deren. et Armaeanen. dice, 
vaoantium certo modo; quarum insimul fructus sexdeeim marchar. 
sterlingorum non excedunt. Et provider! mandatur sub dat. nono Kal. 
Junii, anno quinto. Et promisit solvere CoUectori in partibus, more 
Ibernico. Juravit. (1517, f. 154.) 

1521. 

1. Dicta die (xxiij. Aprilis), dns. Felnicus [rede Pelimeus ?] Mersuerillo 
vel Marsuerillo], clericus Deren. dioc, obligavit se [pro annata] rectorie 
de Drumer,' et alterius etiam de Drumer,^ ac alterius de Kilichadir ?,' 
perpetuanim vicariarum parrocbialium ecclesiarum Clochoren. et Deren. 
respective dioc, vacantium certo modo. Quarum fructus, videlicet de 
Drumer, et de Kaleharrgl (sic) insimul duodecim, neenon de Drumurlie 
quinque marchar. sterlingorum non excedunt. Et uniuntur ad invicem 
ad vitam ipsius Pelinei, sub dat. quinto Idus Aprilis, anno nono. Pro- 
misit solvere CoUectori in partibus. (1520-21, f. 111.) 

Diversor. Glementii VII. 

1529. 

1. Die xvij. dicti (Julii), dns. Benardus (sic) Oduagayn [O'Duggan], 
Hibemicus, clericus Darensis [recte Deren.) dioc, principalis etc., obligavit 
se Camere Apostolice pro annata rectorie et perpetue viearie par. ecclesie 

1517, {. 154. propriate to the priory of Dungiven. 

1 Bodobuain. — A corrupt form of the The ancient site and cemetery are in 

Irish naxae Both Domnaig, "Casadomi- Glenrone townland, Upper Bodonay. 

nioi," now Bodoney Upper and Lower, 2 Dseertrix? — Disert da chroich, 

parishes in the CO. of Tyrone and bar. of "desert (hermitage) of two (adjacent) 

Strabane Upper. The Tripart. Life of territories," Desertcreight parish, Dun- 

St. Patrick relates that while at Dagart ganuon barony, county Tyrone, dioc. of 

in the territory of Magdula that saint Armagh. It is valued at 2 marks 3s. 

founded seven churches, of which Beith- id. in the Taxation where it is called 

Domnaich was one. (Reeves' Colton.) Dissertdacrud. 

Dr. Mao Carthy says that " Aithgein, 1520-21, f. 111. 

the patron of this church, was sixth in 1 Drumer rectory. — Perhaps Dromore, 

descent from Colla Menu (one of the a parish in the barony of Omagh East, 

three of that name by whom Navan Fort, county of Tyrone, and diocese of Clogher. 

Armagh, was raised about a.d. 350), and 2 Drumer perpetual vicarage. — Per- 

consequently flourished in the second haps the perpetual vicarage of Drumer 

quarter of the sixth century. (Geneal. named above. 

SS., B. L. .374 h.) Yet in a fabricated 3 Kilichardir?, called also Kaleharrgl, 

List of the Patrician Household appended Perhaps Kylchyrryll, now Termonamon- 

to the Tripartite and the Geneal. of SS. gan, the most westerly parish in the 00. 

{ubi supra) he is given as Patrick's cook ! " of Tyrone, dioc. of Derry. (See Beeves' 

At the Dissolution this rectory was ap- Colton, p. 72, note c.) 



2o8 Obligationes pro Annatis 

de Cannis [Camus] Daren [recte Deren.] dioc, vacantis certo modo; 
cuius fructus ooto marohar. sterlingorum non excedunt. Et providetur 
eidem, sub dat. non Junii, anno sexto. Bt promisit solvere debitam 
annatam infra sex menses, aut docere de non habita possessione, sub 
penis Camere ; et iuravit etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla], quia Hibernious, et 
narratur intrusus. (1529-30, f. 36.) 

1530. 

1. Dicta die (ij Julii), dns. Donatus Offaranan, clericus Deren. dioc, 
principalis etc., obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata per. vicarie 
par. ecolesie de Ardasckra [Ardstraw] Deren. dioc, necnon rectorie dicte 
ecclesie, vacantium certo modo, quorum (sic) insimul fructus quatuor- 
decim marchar. sterlingorum non excedunt. Et dicta vicaria in canoni- 
catum et simplicem prebendam ecclesie Deren. erigitur, et mandatur 
eidem provideri ; rectoria vero predicta unitur eisdem canonicatui et 
prebende ad vitam ipsius Donati, vel quamdiu illos obtinuerit, sub dat. 
Eome, tertiodecimo Kal. Junii, anno septimo. Bt promisit solvere 
annatam huiusmodi infra annum, aut infra mensem post docere de non 
habita possessione, sub penis Camere etc. Juravit etc Eestituta [fuit 
bulla] quia certo modo [vacat.], et in bulla narratur intrusus. (1530-31, f. 1.) 

2. Dicta die (2 Aug.), dns. Bugenius Ydochartardh [O'Dogherty], ' 
canonicus Daren, [recte Derensis], principalis etc., obligavit se Camere 
Apostolice pro annata par. ecolesie de sertegindh [recte de Disirt Eignig, 
Disertegny] et de Madhbile [Moville] ac alie de Cluammae [Clonmany], ac 
de Cillmiaienain^ Daren, [recte Deren. et Eapatensis (sic) dioc, certo 
modo vacantium, quarum insimul fructus etc. quatraginta {sic) marchar. 
sterlingorum non excedunt. Et mandatur eidem provideri sub dat. Eome 
pridie Kal. Julii, anno septimo. Bt promisit solvere annatam huiusmodi 
Collectori in partibus, infra annum aut [infra] mensem post docere de non 
habita possessione, sub penis Camere. Juravit etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla] 
quia certo modo [vacat.] (F. 151.) 

1631. 

1. Dicta die (17 Feb.), D. Eugenius Odecarti [O'Dogherty], clericus 
Darensis [recte Derensis], obligavit se Camere Apostolice pro annata 

1530-31 f. 25. {Gi. Colman, son of Neman, Hmtionyvwus 

, _.„ . . . ' r, , r^-Ti . ,T Lists, ibi, 367c.) Henoe Minoloth was 

1 CUhmaunmn.-Bede CM-mw-Ne- ^^^^^^^ ^j^^g^ ^j Columta, nor wife of 

WMM, now Kilmacrenan, a parish m the -^^^^ Quorum, etc., arose from the 

barony of that name, co. Donegal and ^^jj^^ ^eing unaware that Chobrain was 

diocese of Baphoe. In the Taxahon the ^^j^^^ ^^f^ Gholmain (on blank) end 

portion of rector and vioar is valued at ^^ previous line ) 

'2 marks Ss.id. The bishop's portion in ^j^i^ ^^^ -g £,' manuscript before him, 

the same, 20s. "Codex B. of Reeves Golgan {Adanman, -p. 2i7) renis Nemain; 

Adamnan (p. 247) gives as one of St. ^mits CoSraw (for the reason iust given) ; 

Columba's sisters: Mmcoleth, mater and doubts not Kell-mao-Enain is=Cella- 

fihorum Enain, quorum uuus Caiman fiiiorum-Bnani. But another proof of 

^"'i*'^^- J^}"^ original {Mothers of Ir. S& . j^j^ independent search, on the preceding 

B. L. 372c) has : M%ncloth [=^purafamal fon^ , 309 , ^^^ j^„ ^y £„^,j jg among 

mathmr mac ISIemain, ^ Cholmmn oous ^-^^ j,. gg^ ^-^^ ^^^^ ^„; jo„5 ,. (An- 

Chobrmn, Minoloth, mother of the sons ^^Is of Ulster, Vol. III., ed. Mao Carthy, 

of Nemam, i.e. Colmau and Cobran, p_ 474.5 \ 



DiocEsis Derensis. 2og 

rectorie et vicarie par. ecclesie S"- [recte Saneti] Columbe de Oirofort 
[Northburgh] alias de Mabille [Moville] Daren [recte Deren.] dioc, certo 
modo vacantium, quarum insimul [fr-wctiis] quadraginta marchar. ster- 
lingorum. Bt eriguntur in canonicatum et simplicem prebendam 
ecclesie Daren [recte Deren.] ad vitam prefati Eugenii, sub dat. quarto 
Kal. Januarii, anno octavo. Et promisit infra sex menses solvere 
annatam huiusmodi, aut docere de non habita possessione, more 
Ibernico, sub penis Camere. Juravit etc. Eestituta [fuit bulla], quia 
certo modo [vacat.] (F. 151.) 

Dirersor. Paitli in. 

1535. 

1. Dicta die (7 Jan.), Odo. Macbard [Mac Ward], clericus Darensis 
[recte Derensis] dioc, principalis etc., obligavit se Camere pro annata 
parrochalis ecclesie de Purnaydh [Vrney] cum annexis, Daren, [recte 
Deren.] et Soderen. respective dioc, certo modo vacantium, quarum 
fructus vigintisex marcharum sterlingorum, quas seu. que * Toriclettus ? 
Maccaogha, et Magonius Ogarnblegaybh irecte, O'Gairmleadhaigh, 
O'Gormly] ac Nellanus Ooorballan [O'Carolan] respective obtinent : 
et providetur, ac uniuntur ad vitam dicti Odonis canonicatui et prebende 
ecclesie Derensis ; ac erigitur [sic) dictus canonicatus et prebenda 
sub dat. quinto Kal. Decembris anno primo. Et promisit solvere 
annatam huiusmodi Collectori in partibus, sub penis Camere. Juravit 
etc etc. more hibernieo. (1534-36, f. 29.) See appendix for the 
benefices annexed. 

* In the hull Toriclettus is written Torelettus. 



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APPENDIX 



1407-16SB. 



18 Aug., 1407. 

Becty- of Drumachose.— The rectory of 
the parish ohuroh of Dirrunroes alias 
Ros [recte Drumachose alias Roe] in the 
diocese of Derry, called a corbania,* the 
yearly fruits etc. of which do not exceed 
XXX. marks stg., and is of lay patronage, 
is vacant at present by the death of John 
Mecthaighg [Mac Teige], and is so long 
void that the right of collation to it has, 
according to the statutes of the Laterau 
council, legitimately lapsed to the apos- 
tolic see. Gregory XII. desiring to confer 
a special favour on Maurice Ocathain 
[O'Cane], canon of Derry, who had been 
on trustworthy evidence commended to 
him as of blameless life and conversation, 
sent a mandate dated Viterbo xv. Kal. 
Sept., an. 1°, to the archbishop of Ar- 
magh, and the bishops of Vesprim and 
Clogher enjoining them, or any two or 
one of them, per se, vel alium seti alios, 
if matters are as represented, 
provided that no one has a specially ac- 
quired right therein, to confer said rec- 
tory, with all its rights and appurtenances 
by apostolic authority, on said Maurice 
and assign it to him. 

* Corbania.—This Irish term is equivalent to 
the Latin term Plebania, concerning which Du 
Cange tells us that " Plebania est mapts qxtam 
Rectoria, habst sub se capellas, et dignitatem esse 
putant interpretes." 

7th Nov., 1407. 

Deaiiery of Derry. — The above dean- 
ery which has cure of souls, is elective, 
the fruits etc. of which do not exceed 
annually xxx. marks stg., has been and 
is now void because the late William 
Mackathmayl [generally anglicised Mac 
Cawell and latinized Cavellus] while in 
possession of the rectory with care of 
souls of the parish church of Uruey, 
having been oanonically collated to the 
deanery of Derry, continued, contrary to 
the Constitution " Execrabilis," to hold 
it together with the rectory aforesaid. 
Pope Gregory XII., by bull dated Sienna, 
7th Ides of Nov., anno 1°, ordered it to 
be conferred on, and assigned to, Eugene 
MacmeamnanYdhomhnaill[0'Donnell], 
canon of Raphes and scholar of Canon 
and Civil Law. (Reg. Greg. XII.) 

20 July, 1409. 

The deanery of Derry, a dignity major 
after the pontifical, with cure of souls, 
and valued at not more than 40 marks 
stg. yearly, has been and is now vacant 
because Donald Macgillibride, then rec- 
tor of Theachbuitin* [Taughboyue] , dioc. 
of Raphoe, having got possession of said 
deanery, to which he had been oanoni- 
cally collated, held together with the 



same, for a month or more, the aforesaid 
rectory, contrary to the constitution 
"Execrabilis" of John XXII., Alexander 
V. by bull dated Pisa, xiii. Kal. Augt., 
an". 1, addressed to the archbishop of 
Pisa, the bishop of Raphoe and Dermot 
Ocoyneyl, canon of Killala, coiomanded 
them to confer said deanery, whether 
vacant in the way alleged, or in any other 
way.on Eugene Maomeanmanydomnaill.t 
canon of Raphoe, who had been com- 
mended to him as of blameless life and 
conversation etc. There is the customary 
clause : provided that at the date of these 
presents no one had a special right 
therein. (Reg. Alex. V., an. 1°, lib°. 5°, 
f. 48, No. 138.) 

* Theachbuithin. — " Recte Tech-Baeithin, ' Baet- 
hin's house.' This was Baethin of lona, so called 
because he was a companion, relative, and dis- 
ciple of St. Columba, and governed the monasteiy 
for four years after that saint's death : he died the - 
gth of June, 6oo." (Joyce's Irish Names, etc.) 

+ Resolve thus ; Mac Meanman Ydomnaill. 

22 Dec, 1410. 



Abbey of Cella Nigra, Derry. — This 
abbey, which belonged to the Regular 
Canons of St. Austin, being vacant by 
the demise of its abbot, Oddo, in partibm 
illis, and reserved to the pope, he made 
choice of Philip * Magrabortaid, a canon 
of that house, expressly professed in the 
order, and a priest, recommended to him 
on trustworthy testimony, de religioms 
zelo, litterarum scientia, vite muiidicia, 
etc. Philip's bull of provision to the 
vacant abbey was dated Bononie, 11th of 
the Kalends of Jan. anno 1°. 
* Magrabortaid. — Mac Roarty. 

25 July, 1411. 

Becty. of DrmnragJi. — The rectory of 
the par. church of Druymcah [Hecte 
Druim rata, ' ' dorsum arcis, ' ' now Drum- 
ragh] being vacant by the death of 
Maurice Mackaohmayl [generally angli- 
cised Mac Cawell, and latinized Cavellus] 
extra curiam, John XXIII. desirous of 
conferring a special favour on Odo Mao- 
kachmail, clerk of this diocese, who has 
been commended to him on trustworthy 
testimony, commanded by bull dated 
Rome, at S. Peter's, VIII. Kal. Augt.. 
an. 2, the bishops of Oloren. and Clogher, 
and the archdeacon of the same, if said 
recty. the yearly fruits of which do not 
exceed viii. marks stg., should be void as 
above mentioned, or in any other way, 
etc., to confer it on said Odo by apostolic 
authority, provided that at the date of 
these presents no one had a special right 
therein. Stephs (gratis) pro Deo, oe 
Prato. Reg. Jo. XXIII., an. 2°, lib°. 
18, f. 277.) 



Derry. 



211 



8 Nov., 1411. 

Per. vie. of Maghera. — The per. vie. of 
the parish church of * Rathluraich [Mag- 
hera] dice, of Derry, being vacant at 
present by the demise of Philip +Meiceoch- 
agan [Mageoghegan] extra Ro. curiam, 
John XXIII., in view of the merits of 
Eneas Maoheoghogan, priest of the same 
dioe. , who had been on reliable testimony 
recommended to him, desiring to grant 
him a special favour, sent a mandate, 
dated Rome apud S. Petrum, VI. Id. 
Nov., an. 2°, to the bishop of Lucerin. 
and the deans of Armagh and Clogher to 
confer said per. vicarage, the annual 
fruits etc. of which do not exceed iiii. 
marks stg. on said Eneas, whether vacant 
as aforesaid, or in any other way, pro- 
vided that at the date of these presents 
no one had a special right therein. (Reg. 
Jo. 2.3, an°. 2°, lib. 18, f. 219.) 

* Rathluraich. — *' That is " Lurach's fort," the 
ancient name, with Macairc prefixed, and the last 
word omitted, makes Maghera, the modern name. 
The church was called after its patron St. Lurach, 
. . . whose festival was observed on the 17th 
of February. (Reeves' Cotton, note c, p. 81.) 

t Four Masters ad. an. 1415, p. 823. 

21st Dec, 1411. 

Becty. of Longfield. — The rectory of the 
par. church of Leamkaill [recte Learn 
coill, i.e. "the elm wood," now Long- 
field], dioc. of Derry, is now vacant by the 
resignation of Simon Ybuill [O'Boyle], 
freely made into the hands of John, bishop 
of Derry, and accepted by him. John 
XXIII. wishing to confer a special favour 
on Cuohonact Obryll?, clerk of this dioc, 
in consideration of his merits, sent a 
mandate dated Rome at S. Peter's, XII. 
Kal. Jan., a°. 2°, directing the bishop of 
Lucerin., the dean of Derry and John 
Okassalaid, canon of the same, to confer 
on, and assign to Cuchonaot the above 
rectory, the annual fruits etc. of which 
do not exceed vi. marks stg., whether 
vacant as aforesaid, or in any other way 
etc., provided that at the date of these 
presents no one had a spacial right there- 
in. Franoiscus (gratis) pro Deo, de 
Agello. 

2 Feb., 1412. 

Per. vie. of Cappagh.— The per. vicar- 
age of Ceapach* [Cappagh], the yearly 
income of which does not exceed 6 marks 
stg. , being vacant by the death of Paul 
Maouortha [Macuarty], John XXIII., 
by bull dated Rome etc 4th of the Nones 
of Feb., an". 2, ordered the bishop of 
Lucerin., the dean of Derry and John 
Okassalaig to confer it, whether vacant 
as aforesaid, or in any other way, pro- 
vided that at the date of these presents 
no one had a special right therein, on 
Cuchonnactf Obuyl [O'Boyle], who says 
that he comes of noble race ex tctroqiie 
parente, and has been recommended to 
the pope on trustworthy testimony. 
Notwithstanding that the pope lately 



provided said Cuchonnact to the rectory 
of the par. church of Leampeaill [recte 
Leam coill, now Longfield], and has 
licensed him to hold it for five years 
together with the aforesaid per. vicarage. 
Provided that said vicarage and rectory 
shall not in the meantime be defrauded 
of their due services, nor the care of souls 
therein he in any way neglected. The 
pope Wills also that, elapso guinguennio, 
Cuchonnact shall be bound to give up 
whichever of the two benefices named 
above he first received, and which ex tunc 
is decreed to be vacant. (Reg. Jo. 23, 
an. 2°, lib. 18, f. 170.) 

* Ceapach. —Tbe name in Irish is CAepec, 
which signifies "a plot of land laid out for til- 
lage." It is still a living word in Connaught. 
The cemetery and site of the old church are in 
the townland DunmuUan. (Reeves' Cotton, note 
p. 4.) 

+ Some (Irish) proper names of men were 
formed by prefixing the word cu, a hound or dog, 
to the name of a place or some substantive, Cu- 
Chonnacht, hound of Connaught. (Irish Topog. 
Poems. Introduction [56. ] 

10 March, 1412. 

Recty. of Moville. — The above rectory 
of the par. church of Magbili alias Norra- 
borg [Moville alias *Northburgh], dioc. 
of Derry, and of lay patronage, the yearly 
fruits of which do not exceed x. marks stg. , 
is so long vacant by the demise of Donald 
Maglalacind that the right of collation 
to it has legitimately lapsed to the apos- 
tolic see. John XXIII. desiring to grant 
a special grace to Robert Makellais, 
clerk of this diocese, who has been dis- 
pensed super defectu natalium de soluto 
genitus et soluta, so that he might be 
promoted to all holy orders and hold a 
benefice, even with care of souls, and has 
on trustworthy testimony been recom- 
mended to him, sent a mandate bearing 
date Rome, apud S. Petrum, VI''. Id. 
Martii, an°. secundo, to the bishop of 
Volterra, the archdeacon of Raphoe and 
the ofiicial of Derry that, if the facts were 
as stated, they, or any two or one of them, 
per se vel alium seu alios, should confer 
on said Robert the aforesaid rectory, 
whether vacant as above mentioned, or 
in any other way etc., provided that at 
the date of these presents no one has a 
special right therein. (Reg. Jo. XXIII., 
an. 2, lib. 18, f. 6.) 

* Northburgh. — " In 1305 Richard de Burgo, 
Earl of Ulster, erected in Inishowen a fortress 
which the Irish called Caislennua, " New-castle," 
and which is now commonly known by the name 
of Greencastle. . . . The ruins of Greencastle 
are situate in the parish of Lower Moville, oppo- 
site Magilligan Point, and command the entrance 
of Lough Foyle." (Reeves' Cotton, p. 68, note x.) 

10 April, 1412. 

Vicarage of 2^a7^aTC.— The above bene- 
fice, in the diocese of Derry, being void 
by the demise extra curiam of Metrach 
Omurguisan [O'Morrison], pope John 
XXIII. desiring to confer a special favour 
on John Olaisci [O'Lacy], priest of the 
diocese of Raphoe, who is recommended 



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Appendix 



to him on trustworthy testimony, sent a 
mandate of the IIII. of the Idea of April, 
the second year of his pontificate, to the 
Bishop of Volterra, Maurice Odomnall, 
canon of Eaphoe, and the official of 
Derry, that they, or any two or one of 
them, by themselves, or another, or 
others, whether said vicarage, the yearly 
fruits etc. of which do not exceed six 
marks sterling, is vacant as aforesaid, or 
in any other way, should confer it on, 
and assign it to, said John by apostolic 
authority, provided that at the date of 
these presents no one has an especially 
acquired right therein. (Reg. John 
XXIII.) 

24 July, 1413. 

Per. vicarage of Urney. — It was made 
known to John XXIII., on the part of 
Donald Machabaird [Mao Ward] , priest 
of the dioc. of Derry, that the per. vic- 
arage of Purnaigi * [Urney] of the same 
dioo. being vacant by the resignation of 
John Ochasalaid freely made into the 
hands of John, bishop of Derry, and by 
him accepted, was by his ordinary autho- 
rity conferred on said Donald, who, in 
virtue of said collation, obtained pos- 
session of the same. Donald is, how- 
ever, doubtful ex certis causis that his 
position holds good, and, as the pope has 
heard, the said per. vicarage is known 
to be still vacant. In consideration, 
however, of Donald's merits, wishing to 
grant him a special favour, he, by bull 
dated S. Anthony's, without the walls of 
Florence, Villi. Kal. Aug., an. 1111°., 
directed the bishop of Augusten., John 
Ochasalaid, canon of Armagh, and the 
official of Derry, whether said per. vic- 
arage, the annual fruits etc. of which do 
not exeeed X. marks stg. , should be vacant 
as aforesaid, or in any other way, pro- 
vided that at the date of these presents 
no one had a special right therein, to 
confer it on said Donald. Franciscus 
(gratis) pro Deo, de Agellis. 

* Furnaigi. — " Now the parish ot Urney in the 
county of Tyrone, baronies of Strabane Lower 
and Omagh West. The Irish word ernaide pri- 
marily means " a prayer," and secondarily an 
*' oratory," as proseulce in Greeit signiiies both 
the devotion and the place of it. ... The 
present church is noticed in the Feilire of ^ngus 
as " Ernaidhe of Magh-Itha." (Reeves' Cotton, 
note 0, pp. i6, 17.) 

17 Nov., 1413. 

Per. vie. of Tamlachtfinlagan. — It was 
represented to John XXIII., in behalf of 
Nemeas Mackenan, priest of the diocese 
of Derry, that some time ago the per. vic- 
arage of Tamlachtfinlagan being vacant 
by the death extra Romanam curiam of 
Laurence Micalmer, said Nemeas, who 
was then dispensed sii/per defectu nata- 
liii/m, in virtue of certain letters of the 
late pope Innocent VII. , as he was called 
in his obedience, drawn up in the form 
customary with him pro pauperibus 
clericis henefitiandis, obtained the ex- 



pectation of a benefice with or without 
cure in the collation of the bishop of 
Derry ; the above named benefice • being 
then vacant, and in the collation of said 
bishop, he accepted it within legitimate 
time, and was provided to it during the 
life time of said Innocent. But as said 
Nemeas doubts for certain reasons that 
said acceptation and provision hold good, 
and as the pope (Jo. 23) has heard that 
said vicarage is known to be as yet vacant, 
desiring to grant a special favour to 
Nemeas, he, by bull dated Bologna 15 
Kal. Dec. , 1413, commanded that said vic- 
arage, the yearly revenue of which does 
not exceed x. marks stg. , whether vacant 
as aforesaid, or in any other way, pro- 
vided that at the date of these presents 
no one had a special right therein, should 
be conferred on said Nemeas. (Beg. Jo. 
23, an. 4°, lib. 40, f. 84.) 

* Tamlachtfinlagan. — This parish is in the bar- 
ony of Keenaght, county of Londonderry. The 
patronofthis parish is thus noticed in the calendar 
of the O'Clerys: " Fionnlugh of Tamlacht-Fionn- 
logha in Cianacht of Glen-given," 3 Jan. He seems 
to have been the monk '* Findiuganus," who, ac- 
cording to Adamnan, interposed in the island of 
Hinba to save St. Columbkille's life. (Reeves' 
Cottony note, pp. 78, 79.) 

2 March, 1414. 

Per. vie. of Aghadmoey. — The above 
per. vicarage was freely resigned by its in- 
cumbent, Cristinus O'Luan [Lamb], for 
the purpose of exchanging it for another 
benefice, but as the proceedings were 
tainted by simony, no legitimate exchange 
was efiected ; the vicarage is canonioally 
vacant, but held de facto by said Cris- 
tinus. John XXIII. desiring to grant a 
favour to Eugene Okairtean, a clerk of 
the diocese of Derry, of whose integrity 
of life and conversation he has received 
trustworthy testimony, and who some 
time ago was dispensed by apostolic au- 
thority super defectu natalijim quern pa- 
titztr de sohito genitis et soluta so thsit he 
might be promoted to all even holy orders, 
and hold a benefice with cure, sent a 
mandate dated as below, to the prior of 
Dungiven, Donald Ocurrean and Henry 
Odubayll, canons of Derry, that they or 
any two or one of them, per se vel alium 
etc., said Cristinus and all who de jure 
should be summoned being cited, whether 
said vicarage, the yearly income of which 
does not exceed v. marks stg., is vacant 
as aforesaid, or in any other way, to con- 
fer it, with all its rights and appurten- 
ances, on said Eugene, provided that at 
the date of these presents no one had a 
special right therein. Given at Bologna, 
vi. Non. Mart., an. IV. (Reg. Jo. 
XXIII., an. IV., lib. 36, f. 169.) 

Achadufaid. — Recte Achadh - Dubh- 
thaigh, i.e. Duffy's field, now Aghadowey. 
" The two Guaires were its patron saints. 
They are thus noticed in connection with 
this church in the calendar of the 
O'Clerys : Jan. 9, " Guaire Beg of 
Achadh-Dubhthaigh in Moy-Li, on the 



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edge of the Banti ; son of Lasven of the 
race of Colla-Uais." Again, Jan. 22, 
" Guaire Mor of Aohadh-Dubhthaigh on 
the edge of the Bann. ' ' (Reeves' Colton, 
note w, p. 80.) 

In the Bentale of the see of Derry 
made during its voidanoe by the trans- 
lation of John Dongan to Down, and 
during its visitation by John Colton, 
Apb. of Armagh, then Gustos of its spir- 
itualities and temporalities, Aghadowey 
is valued pro tertiis episcopalibus yearly 
at ij. marcs. The Eentale is dated thus : 
factum in civitate Derensis, octavo die 
mensis Octobris Anno domini Mmococnio 
nonagesimo septimo. 

2 March, 1414. 

Per. vie. of * Ballynascreen. — As the 
above per. vicarage is vacant by the death 
of Isaach Magallyn [Mac Allen], John 
XXIII., in consideration of the merits 
of Philip Ochegegan, deacon of this dioc. 
of Derry, recommended to him on trust- 
worthy testimony, desiring to confer on 
him a special favour, sent a mandate dated 
Bologna VI. Non. Mar., an°. 4°, to the 
bishop of Augusten., and the deans of 
Armagh and Clogher, to confer the above 
per. vicarage, the yearly revenue of which 
does not exceed v. marks stg., whether 
vacant as aforesaid, or in any other way, 
on said Philip, provided that at the date 
of these presents no one has a special 
right therein. (Reg. Jo. 23, an. 4°, lib. 
38, f. 58.) 

* Balcnascnne. — Recte Baile na serine, "town 
of the shrine," called Serin Colaimcille in Tir 
Eoghain by the Four Masters at 1203. The ruins 
of the old church stand in the cemetery on the N. 
side of the Moyola, in Moneyconey, one of the 
"six towns of Ballynascreen." (Reeves' Colton, 
pp. 82, 83, note s.) 

25 March, 1414. 

Becty- of Aghadowey. — The above rec- 
tory was vacant by reason that Donald 
Okartean, per. vicar of Bendcor* [Banag- 
her], dioo. of Derry, on whom it had 
been canonically conferred, held both 
benefices together for a month or more 
without a dispensation, contrary to the 
canons. John XXIII., desiring to con- 
fer a special favour on Patrick Oflandura, 
clerk of this dioc, who, as he says, is in 
the 23rd year of his age, in consideration 
of his merits, by bull dated Bologna, 
VIII. Kal. April, an. 4°, commanded the 
bishop of Volterra, the dean of Derry 
and John Ochasalayd, canon of the same, 
whether said rectory, the yearly income 
of which does not exceed six marks stg. , 
should be vacant as aforesaid, or in any 
other way, to confer it on said Patrick, 
provided that at the date of these presents 
no one had a special right therein. Not- 
withstanding said Patrick's deficiency in 
age. Provided that the rectory shall not 
on that account be defrauded of its due 



services, nor the Oare of souls therein be 
in any way neglected. (Reg. Jo. 2-3, an°. 
4°, lib. 38, f. 25.) 

* Bendcor, — Called in the Taxation of 1291 
Bencharra. At page 35 of Cotton's Visitation it 
appears as Bencnor, and in the Rental which is 
attached to this record the name is written Ban- 
goria, and thus helps to prove the identity of 
Banagher and Bangor. This place which is now 
known as Banagher is in the barony of Keenaght, 
about fourteen miles S.E. of Derry. The ruins 
of the old parish church are by far the most inter- 
esting in the diocese. Beannchar or Beanchor 
[BanagherJ is a modification of beann, and signi- 
fies horns, or pointed hills or rocks, and sometimes 
merely a peaked hill. (See Reeves' Colton, and 
Joyce's Irish Names.) 

2 March, 1414. 

Becty- of Comber." — Patrick Oluin 
[Lamb] represented to John XXIII. that 
having been dispensed by apostolic au- 
thority super defectu iiatalium quern pa- 
titur de solicto genitus et soluta, the rec- 
tory of Comor* [Comber] being vacant 
by the demise of Dermot Ocaohan [recte 
Ocathain, now O'Kane], John, archbishop 
of Armagh, of good memory, to whom the 
right of collation had devolved, collated 
and provided him thereto, and in virtue 
of said collation etc. he obtained posses- 
sion of the same. He, however, doubts 
ex certis causis that his collation and 
provision hold good. The pope under- 
standing that the said rectory is still 
vacant, desiring to grant a special favour 
to said Patrick, sent a mandate dated 
Bouonie VI°. Non. Mar., an°. 4'=, to the 
bishop of Augusten., Donat Okerbalan 
[O'Carolan] and Maurice Okeandaelad, 
canons of Derry, si est ita, that they or 
any two or one of them, per se, vel aliuni 
seu alios, should confer the above rectory, 
the yearly fruits etc. of which don't 
exceed IV. marks stg., whether vacant 
as aforesaid, or in any other way, on 
said Patrick, provided that at the date 
of these presents no one had a special 
right therein. (Reg. Jo. XXIII., an. 4, 
lib. 40, f. 34.) 

* The correct Irish name of this place is " Co- 
mar," a word which is compounded of com, 
' together," and bior, "water," and denotes a 
place where two or more rivers meet, or where a 
river falls into a larger body of water. . . The 
(Protestant) parish church of Upper Cumber oc- 
cupies the old site in the townland of Cumber 
near the place where the Glcnrandle river runs 
into the Faughan. (Reeves' Colton, note 2, pp 
85, 86.) 

4th April, 1414. 

Recty- of Errigal.' — The above named 
rectory, the yearly income of which does 
not exceed four marks stg., is now vacant 
by the demise of Odo Othomaltayd out- 
side the Roman curia. John XXIII. 
desiring to grant a special favour to 
Eugene Okairtean [Ooartin], clerk of this 
dioc. of Derry, recommended to him for 
his integrity of life and conversation etc., 
in view of his merits, by bull dated Bo- 
logna, 2 Non. Apr., an°, 4, addressed to 
the bishop of Augusten., and two others, 
commanded them to confer said rectory 



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on him, who had been dispensed super 
defectum natalium quern patitur de soliito 
genitus et soluta, whether vacant as afore- 
said, or in any other way, provided that 
at the date of these presents no one had 
a special right therein. Notwithstanding 
that the pope had some time ago made 
provision to said Eugene of the per. vic- 
arage of Achadufaid [Aghadowey] of the 
same diocese, the yearly income of which 
does not exceed v. marks stg. Provided 
that said rectory and per. vicarage shall 
not on that account be defrauded of their 
due services, nor the care of souls therein 
be in any way neglected. (Beg. Jo. 23, 
an. i'-, lib°. 38, f. 72.) 

* Eyrigal. — The Irish word " Airea^al," pri- 
marily signifies "an apartment" or "habitation." 
. . . Sometimes, like the words ieac, bot, it was 
adopted in ecclesiastical use, and was used either 
simply or in composition as denoting a church. 
. . . The present church was anciently ^ij-e- 
acal Adamnain, St. .\damnan being the patron of 
it. The cemetery and site of the church are in 
the townland Ballintemple, south of which is a 
spot marked on the Ordnance Map " St. Onan's 
rock." Onan and Eunan are the vulgar forms 
under which St. Adamnan of books is known in 
Ireland and Scotland. (Reeves' Colton, note y, 
pp. 8o, 8l.) 

22 May, 1414. 

Canonry and prebend of Derry — John 
XXIII. desiring to grant a special favour 
to Eugene Okairtean, of whose integrity 
of life and conversation he has received 
trustworthy testimony, and who, as he 
says, has for three years or thereabout, 
studied canon and civil law in various 
places in those parts, in view of his merits 
confers on him a canonry in the cathedral 
of Derry, and reserves' to him a prebend, 
if such be now vacant, or shall be vacant, 
which he, or his legitimately constituted 
proctor, shall willingly accept within a 
month after its vacancy shall be known 
to them ; the pope strictly forbidding 
the bishop, chapter, or others to whom 
the appointment, presentation etc. of 
such prebend belongs to dispose of it be- 
fore said Eugene or his proctor shall have 
declared their mind thereupon. Not- 
withstanding that the pope had some 
time ago made provision to said Eugene 
of the per. vicarage of Aghadowey and 
rectory of Errigal in this diocese, the an- 
nual revenue of which does not exceed 
nine marks stg., and has dispensed him 
to hold them together as long as he lives. 
Nulli ergo etc. Datum Bouonie, XI. 
Kal. Junii, anno quarto. (Reg. Jo. 23, 
No. 167, f. 114.) 

23 Feb., 1415. 

Recty- of Tamlafjht O'Crilly. — It was 
represented to John XXIII., in behalf 
of Odo Ocaeylti [0' ], priest of 

the dioc. of Derry, that some time ago 
the rectory of the par. church of Tam- 
laghtmacneach [Tamlaght O'Crilly], of 
the same dioc, being vacant by the death 
of .John ]\Iagrocachan, John, bishop of 
Derry, of good memory, by his ordinary 



authority provided him to it ; in virtue 
of which provision having obtained pos- 
session of the same, he has held it for 
two years and more, and still holds it 
paciUce et quiefe. But as said Odo doubts 
for certain reasons that his collation and 
provision hold good, and, as the pope has 
heard, said rectory is known to be still 
vacant as before, he, desiring to confer 
a favour on said Odo, in consideration of 
his merits, by bull dated Constance, VII. 
Kal. Martii, an. V°, and addressed to 
the bishop of Arezzo, John Olucherean 
and JIaurice Macblosgayd, canons of 
Derry, ordered that said rectory, the 
yearly income of which does not exceed 
III. marks stg. , whether vacant as afore- 
said, or in any other way, should be con- 
ferred on, and assigned to said Odo, 
provided that at the date of these presents 
no one had a special right therein. Datum 
Constantie, VII. Kal. Mart. an. V- 
Steps. (gratis) pro Deo, de Prato. 

* Tninlaghtmacneach ? — In the Rentale in Col- 
ton's Visitation this benefice is called Tawlarfit 
Mc[n]inagh and Tawlaght Mcninaych. 'The 
parish is now called Tamlaght O'Crilly, from the 
O'Crilly who were formerly herenaghs. The 
family Ui Cruadlaoic seems to have come hither 
from Connaught, for they were a branch of the 
M'Dermots of Moylurg. The cemetery, with 
a roofless church, which occupies the site of an , 
older, is in the townland of Drumnacannon, beside 
the wretched hamlet Tamlaght. (Ord. Sur. 
Londond., S. 33 ; Reeves' Colton, p. 81.) 

10 Dec, 1417. 

Rectory of Cloyica. — David Omuirgisan 
[O'Morison], rector of Clonca, having ob- 
tained the rectory of Clonmany, retained 
Clonca with it for more than a month, 
contrary to the constitution ExecrabiUs, 
thereby incurring the voidance of Clonca. 
The knowledge of this coming to John 
XXIII, he commissioned certain judges, 
if said rectory were vacant in the way 
alleged, and that no one then had a 
special right therein, to confer it on 
Saloman Obrolchain [O'Brolaghan]. 
Afterwards, however, when said Saloman 
was already in possession of this benefice, 
in virtue of pope John's mandate, Luke 
Omlmochcari [O'Mulmochery], calling 
himself a clerk of this diocese, hindered 
him from enjoying the peaceable posses- 
sion of the same, and from receiving its 
income. To obtain relief from these un- 
just vexations, and others greater still 
with which said Saloman has been men- 
aced, he, simphcitate ductus, and by the 
persuasion of others, who said that they 
would take the responsibility on them- 
selves, consented to let said Luke have 
one half the revenues of the benefice; 
moreover it was said by some that said 
rectory, which has dependent on it several 
chapels, to which there are perpetual 
vicars appointed, not removeable, save 
on cause shewn, is called a plebania, and 
is usually governed by canons of Derry 
cathedral, although it was not expressed 
in pope John's letters ; it is also said that 
this rectory is void not in the way al- 



Derry, 



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i, but otherwise; wherefore said 
Saloman fearing lest he should be mo- 
lested in the future on account of these 
matters, has laid his case before the 
present pope, Martin V. , who thereupon 
has declared him not bound by the pro- 
mise to share the fruits of his benefice 
with Luke ; absolved him from the cen- 
sures, pains and penalties he had in- 
curred ; and decreed that his collation 
and provision aforesaid are from the date 
of these presents as valid and ef6cacious 
as if the matters omitted in pope John's 
letters had been fully inserted therein 
etc. Dat. Constantie IV. Idus Dec, an. 
1°. (Reg. Mart. V.) 

11th Dec, lil7. 

The priory of St. Mary of Dungiven, a 
house of Regular Canons of St. Austin, 
vacant by the reignation of its prior, 
John Omurigaid, into the hands of his 
convent, was reserved to Pope John 
XXTTI. , who however died before he had 
provided any one to the same, but as said 
reservation still remained in foree his 
immediate successor Pope Martin V., 
desiring to confer a special favour on 
Philip Omuirigaid, a priest and canon of 
said priory, and, as he says, expressly 
professed in the said order, in consider- 
ation of his integrity of life and conver- 
sation, aud other merits for which he is 
is recommended to him, in whatsoever 
way said priory, which is conventual, not 
dependanr on any other religious house, 
and the yearly fruits etc. of which do not 
exceed XII. marks, is vacant, provided 
that its appointment is at his disposal 
for this time, confers it with all its rights 
and appurtenances, by apostolic autho- 
rity, on him, and provides him thereto. 
Notwithstanding etc. Given at Con- 
stance the 3rd of the Ides of Dec. anno 
'prime. The Bishop of Civitaten., the 
Abbot of Derry and the Dean of the same 
were commanded, all, or any two or one 
of them, per se, vel alium seu alios, to 
induct said Philip into corporal posses- 
sion of said priory. (Reg. Martini V., 
an. 1°, lib", r, f. 210.) 

15 Jan., 1418. 

Mon. of S. Columba, Derry. — In the 
bull of John XXIII. providing Philip, 
then canon of the monastery of St. Sev- 
erus, diocese of Bologna, to the abbacy 
of Cella Nigra, Derry, it was stated that 
it was vacant by the death of abbot Odo. 
Subsequently said Philip being in doubt 
that such was the case — that, perhaps, 
the vacancy was owing to the death of 
abbot Maurice, laid the matter before 
Martin V., who by bull Perinde valere 
dated Constance XVIII. Kal. Feb., an. 
1°, granted that the aforesaid provision 
should from the date of these presents 
have full force and validity in omnibus 
et per omma, even though the vacancy 



aforesaid was not due to the death of 
said Odo etc. (Reg. Mart. V., No. 190, 
f. 80.) 

15 March, 1419. 

Per. vie. of Cloncha.' — A mandate 
dated the 15th March, an. 2°, was sent 
to the abbot of Macosquin by Martin V. , 
bidding him to confer the above per. vic- 
arage, vacant by the demise of Patriot 
Omolmocorig [CMuhnochery], the 
yearly income of which does not exceed 
seven marks, on Solomau Oharchau, 
priest of the diocese of Derry, if after 
a diligent examination he should find 
him fit, whether it was vacant in the 
way asserted, or in any other way, pro- 
vided that at the date of these presents 
no one had a specially acquired right 
therein. Given as above. (Reg. Martini 
v., etc.) 

* Cloncha. — Cluain cata, "battle field," not 
noticed in any ancient Irish authority. 

Near Malin Head is a spot where patrons used 
to be held on St. John's Eve and the Assumption 
in honour of St. Moriallagh. {Paroch. Survey, 
vol. ii., p. 181 ; Reeves' Colton, n. p. 67.) The 
Ulster Inquest says that one of the herenaghs of 
church lands in this parish was O'Harkan. 

5 May, 1419. 

Becty- of Banagher. — Martin V. having 
heard that the rectory of S. Muriani (? or 
Mirani) of Beanohar [Banagher] was 
vacant by the death extra Romanam 
curiam of Comedinus Ohegyll, desiring 
to confer a favour on John Okeartean, 
priest of this diocese of Derry, in con- 
sideration of his merits, by bull dated 
Florence, III. Non. May, an. 2°, directed 
the bishop of Oloren. , the dean of Clogher 
and Maurice Mac Bloskayd [Mac Closky] , 
canon of Derry, that they, or any two or 
one of them, per se vel alium seu alios, 
should confer said reoty-> the yearly fruits 
etc of which do not exceed six marks 
stg. , whether vacant as before mentioned, 
or in any other way, on said John, 
provided that at the date of these presents 
no one had a special right therein. 
(Reg. Mart. V., No. 200, f. 4.) 

17th May, 1419. 

Becty- of * Desertegny . — The rectory 
named above being vacant by the resig- 
nation of Nemeas Ogubayn [Gillana- 
naemh O'Gowan] into the hands of the 
late Tomolinus Micblosgaidh [Tomol- 
tach M'Closkey], dean of Derry, and 
accepted by him in virue of special power 
granted to him by John, late archbishop 
of Armagh, the see of Derry being then 
vacant, Martin V. sent a mandate dated 
Florence XVI. Kal. Jun., an. 2°, to 
Maurice Macblosgaidh, Eugene Mao- 
meanmen, respectively canons of Derry 
and Raphoe, and another, bidding them, 
or any two or one of them, by themselves, 
or another or others, whether the above 
reoty. should be vacant as aforesaid, or 
in any other way, ... to confer it 



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AfFENDiX 



on, and assign it to Patrick Magrodaghi, 
clerk of tlie diocese of Deny, who on 
trustworthy testimony had been recom- 
mended to him for his blameless life and 
conversation etc., provided that at the 
date of these presents no one had a special 
right therein. Notwithstanding that 
said T?a,trick patitur defectum etatis, being 
but in the 23rd year of his age, the pope 
Sispensing him so that he may freely and 
lawfully accept and hold said rectory. 
Provided that it shall not on that account 
be defrauded of its due services, nor the 
cure of souls therein be in any way neg- 
lected. Dat. ut supra. Pranciscus 
{gratis)pro Deo, de Agello. (Reg. Mart. 
v., an°. 2%lib''. . . f. 16.) 

* Disertegny or " hermitage" — Hibernice Disirt 
Eigmg, "Egneach's desert." Colgan reckons 
it among the churches founded by St. Columbkille. 
The Ulster Inquest saj-s that the ancient here- 
naghs were the Magradies-perhaps the surname 
Magrodaghi given above is an older form of that 
name. (See Reeves' CoUon, pp. 64-67.) 

Doctor Mac Carthy says : desert (hermitage) of 
(St.) Eicnech (son of Cu-cathrach — canis civitatis 
— vhose feast was April 24. (Fi.L. 359 d.j Deser- 
tegay par., barony of Inishowen West, co. Done- 
gal. 

9th June, 1419. 

Rectory of Fahan. — The rectory of the 
par. church of Pathynmura* [Fahan], 
dioc. of Derry, being vacant by the death 
extra Bo. curiam of Eogherus Odubh- 
gayllf [O'Dowell], Martin V. desiring to 
confer a favour on Maurice Mac Mean- 
man Ydhomhnaill, clerk of the diocese 
of Derry, highly commended to him de 
vite ac vwrum honestate etc. directed the 
bishop of Baphoe by bull dated Plorencie 
V. Id. Jun., anno 2°, if on diligent ex- 
amination he should find said Maurice 
fit, to confer on him, and provide him 
to said rectory, the yearly fruits etc. of 
which do not exceed, as he asserts, VII. 
marks stg. , whether vacant as aforesaid, 
or in any other way, . . . provided 
that at the date of these presents no one 
had a special right therein. Dat. ut supra. 
(Beg. Mart, v., an°. 2°, lib. . . . f. 
301, No. 200.) 

* Fatkyn mura. — " This name was framed in 
memory of St. Mura, the founder of the church, 
who flourished at the close of the sixth century. 
His festival was the 12th of March, and he was 
held in special veneration by the Cinel-Eoghain." 
(Reeves' Coltan's Visitation.) 

+ Anent the name Rnodri O'Dtcbgaill, which 
seems to be another form of Roghents Odubhgiyll 
found above. Dr. Reeves says : " In Ireland the 
vulgar form which the name assumes is Doyle, in 
Scotland Dougall and Dugald." (Reeves' Cotton, 
p. 46.) 

16th June, 1419. 

Per. vie. of Moeille. — It was stated that 
the above benefice, the jus patronatus of 
which belongs to some lay people, is now 
80 long vacant by the death of Dionisius 
Ogormali [O'Gormelly] that the right of 
collation to it has lapsed to the apostolic 
see. Martin V. sent a mandate dated 
XVI. Kal. July, an. 2°, to Eugene Mac- 
meaumanydhomhualU [Mac Meaumau 



O'Donnell], canon of Baphoe, the official 
of the same, and another, that they, or 
any two or one of them, should confer 
said benefice, whether vacant in the way 
asserted, or in other way, on David 
Omaelmuchoirdhi, clerk of the diocese of 
Derry, provided the right of collation has 
lapsed to the apostolic see, and that at 
the date of these presents no one had a 
special right therein — the yearly fruits 
etc. of said vicarage do not exceed x. 
marks. Datum ut supra. (Beg. Martini 
v., etc) 

18 June, 1419. 

Per. vicarage of Fdlian. — It appears 
from a bull of Martin V. that Baldassar, 
called in his obedience John XXIII., 
having heard that the per. vicarage of 
Pahau, dioc. of Derrj', was then vacant 
by the demise of * Matrach Omurguisan 
[O'Morrison] extra Bo. curiam, sent 
mandatory letters to certain judges to 
confer it on, and assign it to John 
Olasei, priest of the dioc. of Eaphoe, 
whether vacant as aforesaid, or in any 
other way, provided that then no one 
had a. special right therein. Now, it 
having been reported on the part of said 
Olasei to pope Martin that after he had 
obtained said per. vicarage and was for 
some years in peaceable possession of the 
same, Donald Otuhan [O'Tone], calling 
himself a clerk of said dioc, despoiled 
him of said per. vicarage and its posses- 
sion de facto ; intruded himself therein ; 
has held and still holds it unduly. There- 
upon the pope considering that injuste 
spoliatus restitttcioiiis est beneficio succur- 
ettditm, wishing to confer on said John, 
in view of his merits, a special favour, 
since he John says that owing to the 
power of said Donald in the diocese of 
Derry he has no hope of receiving there 
a full measure of justice, sent a mandate 
to the bishop, dean and official of Raphoe 
that they, or any two or one of them, per 
se, vel alimn seitaHos, Donald and others 
etc. being cited, and Olasei restored to 
possession, sicuti visum fuerit, to hear 
the case and duly decide it, and cause 
what they decree to be, under penalty of 
ecclesiastical censure, firmly observed. 
Moreover, if they should find said per. 
vicarage, the yearly fruits etc. of which 
do not exceed, as said John asserts, VIII. 
marks stg. , vacant as aforesaid, or in any 
other way, provided that at the date of 
these presents no one had a special right 
therein, to confer and assign it by apos- 
tolic authority on the same. Given at 
Florence XIIII. Kal. July, an". 2°. 
Gratis pro Deo. 

* Metrach Omurguisan named above is likely 
indentlcal with Melrach Omuirguissan concerning 
whom Dr. Reeves says : "A rescript from Pope 
Martin V., preserved in Primate Swayne's reg- 
istry, mentions a Met^ach Omuirguissan as late 
perpetual vicar of Fathan, circa, 1430." (Reeves 
Cotton, note 2, p. 45.) 

10 July, 1419. 
Fruits etc. of the sec of Derry farmd 



Derry. 



217 



out. — It was represented to Martin V., 
on the part of John Olasci, per. vicar of 
the par. church of Fachain [Pahan], 
dioo. of Derry, that the yearly income 
of said benefice does not exceed six marlss 
stg. , which are insuf&cient for his fitting- 
support, for the exercise of the hospitality 
that's required of him, the payment of 
episcopal dues, and the discharge of other 
obligations incumbent on him. If the 
third part of all the fruits, rents and 
profits of the said episcopal church of 
Derry, which before used to be let out to 
farm to secular clerks by the bishops of 
same, at a certain yearly pension, but is 
now unduly possessed by some lay people 
of those parts, were given to him to farm, 
he hopes, atictcrre Drnnitw, that he should 
be able to redeem and wrest (extrahere) 
it out of their hands ; he is prepared to pay 
to the Bishops of Derry pro tempore the 
rent before mentioned. Wherefore he 
humbly praj-s that de benignitate apos- 
tolica his petition may be granted. 
Thereupon the pope favourably disposed 
towards the petitioner, commissioned 
the official of Derry, if what has been 
stated be true, to give the aforesaid part 
to said John to farm for life, at the same 
pension, to be paid annis singulis, to said 
Bishops pj-oie»»po>'e existentibus, at stated 
times to be by said official fixed and 
determined. Contradictores per censuram 
etc. Datum Florencie sexto Idus Julii, 
anno secundo. Antouius, gratis pro Deo, 
dePonto. (Reg. Martini V., an". 2°, lib" 
3, f. 272.) 

5 Nov., 1420. 

Per. vie Donaghmore. — Patricia Obrayn 
[O'Breen], per. vicar of Donaghmore in 
the deanery of JMugichi [recte * Magh 
Itha], having freely resigned said bene- 
fice into the hands of Arthur, bishop of 
Clogher, sub custos of the diocese of Derry 
then vacant, having, as he said, special 
faculties thereto from Nicholas, arch- 
bishop of Armagh, to whom, during the 
vacancy of the see of Derry, as is known, 
belong the right of collation, provision, 
presentation et omnimoda dispositio of 
such ecclesiastical benefices as are in the 
patronage of the bishop of Derry. Said 
Arthur in virtue of his special faculties 
having accepted the resignation before 
mentioned, in virtue of the same faculties 
conferred the vacant benefice on GeofEry 
Odoredi [O'Deery], priest of this dioc. 
But as said Geofiry doubts for certain 
reasons that his collation and provision 
hold good, and as the pope has heard 
that the benefice is said to be still vacant, 
desiring to confer a favour on said Geoffry , 
who has been much commended to him 
for his integrity of life and conversation 
etc., he sent a mandate to the official of 
Derry, if on diligent examination he 
should find Geofiry fit, to confer by apos- 
tolic authority this per. vicarage, the 
yearly income of which does not exceed 
X. marks stg., on him, whether vacant as 



aforesaid, or in any other way. Provided 
that at the date of these presents no one 
had a special right therein. Datum 
Rome apud S. Petrum, Non. Nov. anno 
tertio. (Reg. Mart. V., No. 207, f. 302.) 

* Mag Itha. — A territory now represented by 
the southern half of the barony of Raphoe. 

25 Nov., 1421. 

Deanery of Derry. -The above deanery, 
which is the major dignity post pontifii- 
catem in the cathedral of Derry, has care 
of souls, is elective, but now reserved to 
the pope, and the yearly fruits etc. of 
which do not exceed sixty marks Stg., 
is vacant at present by the demise extra 
Bo. curiam of Donald Macgillabridi. 
Martin v., to whom trustworthy infor- 
mation has been given touching the in- 
tegrity of the life and conversation of 
John Slacmolynd [il'MuUin], priest of 
this diocese, vi'ho, as ho says, was some 
time ago dispensed siq)er defff^tu nata- 
li'um gueni patitur, de soluto gcnitus et 
soluta, in consideration of his merits 
wishing to grant him a special favour, 
conferred on him, and provided him to 
the aforesaid deanery, whether vacant as 
before mentioned, or in any other way, 
. . . Notwithstanding ... Or that the 
pope lately by certain letters ordered him 
to be provided to the per. vicarage of 
Rosserchan [Rasharkin] an4 Clones, re- 
spectively in the dioc. of Connor and 
Clogher, and of which he has not pos- 
session, the yearly fruits etc. of which 
do not exceed XII. marks stg., and has 
dispensed with him, if they should, in 
virtue of said letters, be conferred on him, 
to receive and hold them together for 
five years, within which time he shall be 
bound to give up one of said vicarages 
simply or ex causa pervudacionis ; and 
that some time ago he by his letters 
graciously ordered provision to be made 
to him of a canonry with reservation of 
a prebend in the cathedral of Clogher, 
and a benefice with or without cure, even 
if it should be a dignity, personatus or 
office, but not in a cathedral ; neither 
should the dignity be the principal in a 
collegiate church, in the collation or any 
other disposition conjoint or several of 
the bishop of Clogher, and the dean and 
chapter, or single canons and persons of 
said cathedral of Clogher, vacantium, vel 
vacaturarum seu vacatiwrum 
dispensing with him, if he resigns one 
of the vicarages, should he in the mean 
time obtain it, or not having obtained it, 
resign every right he has in or to it, to 
hold said canonry and prebend, benefice 
and the remaining vicarage, if he should 
obtain it, utprefertur. The pope willed 
that as soon as in virtue of these presents 
Patrick should obtain peaceable posses- 
sion of said deanery, he shall be bound to 
give up said vicarages, if in the interim 
he should obtain them, and which ex 
tunc the pope decrees to be vacant .. AHo- 
guin he shall be bound to renounce every 



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right he in any way has in, or to them. 
He wills that the other aforesaid letters, 
and the processes (proceedings) that in 
virtue of said letters have taken place et 
quecunque inde secutaguo ad beneficium 
cum cura hujusmodi duntaxat sint cassa 
et irrita, nuUiusque roboris vel momenti. 
Nulli ergo ... Si quis autem . . 
Dat. Eome apud S. Petrum, septimo Kal. 
Dec. anno quarto. . Pa. xxvi. 

gratis de mandate D. nostri Pape, in 
Bulla et Eegistro, secundo Non. Sept., 
anno sexto, de Cerretanis. (Keg. Martini 
V.) 

15 Jan., 1421. 

Recty' of Donagh. — It was represented 
to Martin V. , on the part of Donald Mao- 
cholgan, priest of the diocese of Derry, 
that some time ago the rectory of the 
parish church of * Dompnach [Donagh] 
in this diocese being vacant by the demise 
of Nemaas Jleccholgan extra curiam 
Bomanam, John, then Elect of Derry, by 
his ordinary authority provided thereto 
said Donald, who, in virtue of the pro- 
vision aforesaid, has since then held and 
still holds possession of the same. But 
for certain reasons Donald doubts that 
his provision holds good, and the pope has 
heard that said rectory is known to be 
still vacant. The pope desiring, in con- 
sideration of the merits of Donald, who 
has been much commended to him de 
vite ac morimi honestate etc., to confer a 
special favour on him, sent a mandate 
dated St. Peter's Eome, 18 Kal. Feb., 
an". 4°, bidding Eugene Mahemeheamnan 
(? recte Macmenman), canon of Eaphoe, 
if on diligent examination he should find 
Donald fit, whether said rectory should 
be vacant as aforesaid, or in any other 
way, provided that at the date of these 
presents no one had a special right therein, 
to assign it with all its rights and ap- 
purtenances, by apostolic authority, to 
the said Donald. (Eeg. Mart. V., an. 4, 
lib. 52, f. 205, No. 214.) 

* Dompnach. — The name in Irish is Domnac 
glinne tocair, " Dominica Glen-tochair," which 
is now decompounded in common use, and pre- 
served, partly in Donagh, the name of the parish, 
and partly in Glcntober, otherwise Carrowmore, 
an extensive mountainous tract therein." (Ree- 
ves' Colton, note page 67.) 

29 Nov., 1421? 

Beefy' of *Donacjhedy. — The above rec- 
tory being vacant by the demise of 
Michael Okahan [O'Kane] John XXIII. 
directed certain judges, if they should 
find said recty. vacant in the manner 
asserted, and that no one at that time 
had a special right therein, to confer it 
on John Okearbolan [O'Carolan], priest 
of the dioc. of Derry ; but as it is said 
that said recty., which in virtue of a 
mandate of pope John was obtained by 
said Okearbolan, was vacant not in the 
manner alleged by him, he has laid the 
matter before Martin V., pope John's 
immediate suooesaor, who has by bull 



dated Eome etc. III. Kal. Deo., an. IV. 
commissioned Donatus Okearbolan, Mau- 
rice Macblosgaid, canons of Derry, and 
another named, or any two or one of them 
etc. to confer said rectory on the afore- 
said John, whether it is still vacant by 
the death of Michael named above, or in 
any other way, provided that at the date 
of these presents no one had a special 
right therein. — Eeg, Mart. V. an. 4 etc.) 

* Donaghedy. — "Domnac Caoi&.e,Dom- 
inica'^Caidini." S. Gaidinus Confessor 
colitur in ecclesia de Domhnach Caoide, 
dicecesis Derensis in Ultonia, 28 Octobris. 
— (Act. SS. p. 162 b.) Colgau observes 
that, the termination oc being a dimin- 
utive, Caidan or Caidin or Caidoo are 
the same. Caidocus al'Caidinus was a 
companion of St. Columbanus, and the 
apostle of the Marini, . . The ruins 
of the old church of Donaghedy are in 
the townland of Bunowen, a little N.E. 
of the present (Protestant) church." — 
Eeeves' Oolton, n. p. 73. 

9th June, 1422. 

Per vie. of Cappagh, — The above per. 
vicarage being vacant by the death of Paul 
Macuarta [Macuarty] * extra 'Rcrmanam 
curiam, Martin V. desirous to grant a 
special favour to Cornelius Omongau who 
had been recommended to him as of 
blameless life and conversation etc., in 
consideration of his merits, by bull dated 
V Id. June, an. V"-. bade the dean of 
Derry, if after a diligent examination he 
should find said Cornelius fit, to confer 
on him said per. vicarage, the yearly 
fruits etc. of which do not, as said Cor- 
nelius asserts, exceed six marks stg., 
whether vacant as aforesaid, or in any 
other way, . . . provided that at the 
date of these presents no one had a 
special right therein. Datum ut supra. 
(Eeg. Martin V.) 

* Cuchonnact O'Boyle's appointment made on 
the and Feb. 1412, by John XXIII., seems to be 
ignored. 

29 Sept., 1423. 

Union of recty- and p. vie. — As the per. 
vicarage of the par, church of Dari- 
cauthan [? Derrykeighan] , which soma 
say is of lay patronage, though at present 
none present to it, is now vacant by the 
death extra Bomanam curiam of Peter 
Ochossnechan, a petition in behalf of 
Maurice Obdubgan [? Odugan], priest of 
the diocese of Derry, on whom the pope, 
by other letters, has this day ordered the 
rectory of the par. church of Kamus 
[Camus] to be conferred, was presented 
to him. In said petition Maurice stated 
that the fruits of said rectory are so 
meagre that they would not suffice to 
maintain him in a manner befitting his 
priestly dignity. Wherefore he humbly 
prayed him de benignitate apostolicato 
unite and annex to, and incorporate with 
the aforesaid vicarage the above rectory. 



Derry. 



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the yearly fruits etc. o£ which do not re- 
spectively exceed XII. and VI. marks stg. 
Thereupon the pope sent a mandate, dated 
S. Mary Mary's, Rome, III. Kal. Oct. 
an. VI., to the prior of Dungeimin [Dun- 
given], should it be evident to him that 
what is stated is true, and that said Mau- 
rice has, in virtue of the above-mentioned 
letters, been provided to said rectory, to 
unite, annex, and incorporate said vicar- 
age, vacant as aforesaid, or in any other 
way, with said rectory in perpetuum, so 
that it shall be lawful ex tunc for said 
Maurice per se vel alium etc. to take 
corporal possession of said vicarage and 
of its rights and appurtenances by his own 
authority, license of the ordinary or of 
any one else being by no means required, 
provided that the patrons of the vicarage, 
if such there be, give their assent, and 
that at the date of these presents no one 
had a special right therein. Eeg. Martin 
v., No. 233, f. 50. 

11 Nov., U22? 

Indidgence. — Martin V. has heard that 
the buildings of the abbey of St. Golumba, 
Derry, are going to ruin and destruction 
owing to the continual wars and deadly 
enmities that have prevailed and still 
prevail in these parts ; and as the res- 
ources of that house are not sufficient 
for its repair and conservation, relying 
on the mercy of God Almighty, and the 
authority of His blessed Apostles Peter 
and Paul and his own, he granted during 
ten years to all truly repentant and con- 
fessed who on the principal feasts of the 
year, the feast of St Golumba and the 
dedication of his church, yearly devoutly 
visit said church and give helping hands 
(maims adjutrices) towards the aforesaid 
reparation and conservation, a relaxation 
of three years and three quadragenes of 
enjoined penance on each such visit ; 
and on the same conditions to those who 
devoutly visit said church on certain 
octave days, and the six days immediately 
following Whitsunday, a like relaxation 
of a hundred days, on each such yearly 
visit. The pope willed that if any other 
indulgence perpetual, or ad tcmpus not 
yet expired, had been granted to those 
visiting said church, or giving alms for 
the repair etc. of said fabric, or for other 
purposes there, or any other indulgence 
had been granted by him, these present 
letters shall be of no account. Datum 
Borne apud S. Mariam maiorem, tercio 
Idus Nov., anno sexto. (Reg. Mart. V., 
an. 6°, lib. 1°, f. 84. 

Cf. 1424—27, £. 50. 

Per. vie. of Culdaff.— As it was alleged 
that the above benefice was vacant by the 
demise of Nemeas Odufaghey [0' Duffy], 
and that Arhalt Odufaghey, calling hiin- 
self a priest of this diocese, was then in 
undue possession of it for 10 years or 
more, Martin V. dii-ected the abbot of 



Derry, Magoiiius Odroibelaig, canon of 
Eaphoe, and the of&oial of the same, to 
cite Odufaghy to appear before them and 
should they find this benefice vacant in 
the way alleged etc , to confer it on Pat- 
rick Lochlannach [Loughlin] . The pop e 
who had, by bull (3 Xal. Feb., auo. 8°), 
conferred on said Patrick the perpetual 
vicarage of Grelleaoh [Grillagh], the 
value of which does not exceed annually 
2 marks, and is vacant by the death of 
Roger Ocnamhsi, or the resignation of 
John Ogubayu [O'Gowan] dispensed 
Lochlonnach to retain it for his life to- 
gether with CuldaS. (Reg. Mart. V.) 

Cf. 24—27, f. 284 

Rathluraygh, i.e. S. Lurach's fort. — 
" There is a village in Derry called 
Maghera, which is contracted from Mac- 
haire ratha. It was anciently called 
Bath-Luraigh i.e. the fort of St. Lurach, 
or, as he is now called, Lowry, the patron 
saint : he is well remembered in the place, 
and his church, grave, and holy well are 
still to be seen. From this church, the 
level land where the town stands took 
the name of Machaire Ratha Luraigh 
(the plain of Rathlowry), contracted to 
Macliaire-ratha, and modernized to 
Maghera." (Four Masters, and Jojxe, 
Irish Names etc.) This parish is in the 
barony of Loughinsholin, county of 
Londonderry. 

Cf. 1427—28, f. 293. 

Disertegny rectv — It was reported to 
the pope by Eugene Ogubuin [O'Gowan], 
scholar of the dioc. of Derry, that Patrick 
Macgrodai [Mao Goody], rector of the 
par. church of Disertegny had made a 
simoniacal bargain with Nemeas Ogu- 
buin, priest of the same dioc, regarding 
his rectory. The dean of Derry was 
ordered by the pope, should Eugene make 
his accusations in due form, to cite 
Magrodai etc. to appear before him ; to 
inquire diligently into the matter in 
hands, and if he should find the charges 
proved, to deprive Magrodai, and confer 
the rectory on Eugene if, after a diligent 
examination he should find him worthy, 
and that no one had at the date of these 
presents a special right therein : The 
bull is dated the 3rd of the Ides of Feb. 
an. XI., Martin V. (Reg. Mart. V. an. 
XI,, lib. 1°, f. 0. 

5th Jan., 1425. 

Per. vie. of Bodoncy. — The per. vicarage 
of * Bhodomnaich aiias f Athgudhdaimh, 
being vacant by the demise of Polinus 
Machtananigh, though Philip Omure- 
gaid, canon of the priory of Dungiven, 
O.S.A. has retained it unduly for more 
than XII. years, and retains it still, 
Martin V. sent a mandate dated as below, 
to the official of Derry to cite said Philip 
and others citandos to his presence, and 
if he should find the vicarage vacant as 



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asserted, . . and Saloman Obuidhgill 
[O'Boyle] a priest of this diocese, highly 
recommended to him, to be fit etc., pro- 
videdthat at the date of these presents no 
one had a special right therein, to confer 
it, the aimual fruits etc. of which do not 
exceed V. marks sterling, on him, and 
put him in corporal possession of the 
same. Dat. Non. Jan., anno VIII. (Beg. 
Martin V., etc.) 

* Bhodomnaich. — i.e. the tent of the church. 

f Athgudh daimh. — recte Achad-daim, i.e. field 
or meadow of the ox ? 

30 Jan., 1425. 

Per. V. Tamlaght Finlagan — The above 
per vicarage being still vacant by the 
death of John Ofyletan (? Ofyleoan) 
[O'Phelan], notwithstanding that Nem- 
eas Makenayn, calling himself a priest of 
of this diocese (Derry), has unduly kept 
possession of it for more than 10 years, 
and still holds it, Martin V. sent a 
mandate dated III. Kal., Feb. ano- VIII., 
to the abbot of Cella Nigra [St. Colum- 
kill's, Derry] directing him to make 
diligent inquiries regarding the fitness 
and merits of Patrick Maokamay [Mac 
Namee], clerk of this dioc, who though 
he received the clerical tonsure, tacitode- 
fectu nataUum quern patitur, has for the 
rest been recommended to the pope de vite 
et inorum honestate etc., having cited 
him and any others citandos to his pres- 
ence, if he should find him fit etc., and 
said vicarage vacant as aforesaid etc. 
and that at the date of these presents no 
one had a special right therein to confer 
it (yearly fruits etc. don't exceed X marks 
stg.) on said Patrick, notwithstanding etc. 
Datum ut supra. (Reg. Mart. V., etc.) 

Cf. 1428-30, f, 85. 

As it was asserted that the abbot and 
convent of St. Columkille, Derry, were 
for more than four years in undue pos- 
session of the above rectory,* the pope 
commissioned the archdeacon of Raphoe, 
Mathew Macalaidh and Donald Mac- 
maemn Odhomhnayll, canons of that 
church, that, if, having cited the abbot 
and convent aforesaid, et alios vocandos, 
they should find the rectory vacant etc., 
dummodo etc., to confer it on O'Dook- 
ertaigh [O'Dogherty], priest of the dioc. 
of Raphoe. (Reg. Mart. V., an. 12, lib. 
2, f. 198.) 

* Fahan. 

Cf. 1428-30, f. 232—80 May, 1429. 

Cella Nigra, Derry. — The monastery 
of Cella Nigra, Derry, of the order of St. 
Augustin, being vacant by the voluntary 
resignation of its abbot, Philip, into the 
hands of Martin V. and admitted by the 
same, he, desiring to save it from the in- 
jury of a prolonged vacancy, and provide 
to it a useful and fitting person, com- 
missioned the bishop of Electen., to dili- 
gently inform himself regarding the 



merits and fitness of Dermot 'Othegrait- 
haidh, canon of the same, and, as he says, 
expressly professed in the order, who is 
much recommended to him de religionis 
eelo, vite inundicia, honestate morum. 
. aliisque virtutum meritis. Then, 
if he should find said Dermot to be useful 
and adapted for the rule and adminis- 
tration of said house, the yearly income 
of which does not exceed XIIII. marks 
stg., to provide him thereto, and set him 
over it as abbot, by apostolic authority, 
whether vacant as aforesaid, or by the 
death, extra Bomanam curiam of abbot 
Donatus, or in any other way, in case 
that at the date of these presents there 
is no canonically appointed abbot there. 
Non obstantibus etc. The pope willed 
that as soon as Dermot in virtue of these 
presents should obtain peaceable posses- 
sion vel quasi of the aforesaid rule and 
administration, he must resign the sac- 
risty of said house to which he has been 
by other letters apostolic provided, if in 
the mean time he should get possession 
of it, and which the pope decrees to be 
vacant ex tunc. Datum Rome apud 
Sanctos Apostolos, tercio Kal. Junii, 
anno duodecimo. (Reg. Mart. V., an. 
12°, No. 290, f. 156.) 
* Othegmithaidh [O'Hegarty]. 

Cf. 1428-80, f. 232. 

Cella Nigra. — This is the Latin equiva- 
lent of Dubh Regies, the Irish name of 
the abbey church founded by St. Colum- 
kille at Derry. The Annals of Ulster 
place this foundation at 546. ArchdaU 
says (Monasticon) it may be supposed 
that it was founded for Regular Canons 
following the rule of St. Austin. Dr. 
Reeves, on the other hand, rightly holds 
that the monasteries founded by St. 
Columba originally followed a Rule pe- 
culiar to themselves, . . . and that 
it would seem that all the ancient Irish 
Rules were abandoned by consent in the 
twelfth century, and the comprehensive 
one bearing the name of St. Augustine 
introduced in their stead. Colton's 
Visitation. 

Cf. 1428-30, f. 268. 

Vicarage of Culdaff.—Th.ia benefice 
being vacant by the death of Patrick 
Loohlonnach in curia, the dean of Derry 
was bidden by Martin V. (bull dated the 
Nones of Sept. an. XII.) to confer it on 
Henry Omuirgissan, should he on dili- 
gent examination find him fit. Dum- 
modo etc. (Reg. Mart. V., an. 12, lib. 
159, f. ) 

19 Oct., 1429. 

Mon. Celle Nigr6..—'She above abbey 
being vacant by the demise of its abbot 
Dermot in Curia Romana, Martin V. 
by bull dated Rome prope Sanctos A^ios- 
tolos, 14 Kal. Nov., an. 12°, directed the 
dean of Derry to make inquiry regarding 



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the merits of Maurice Maogillabride, 
canon of said abbey, as he says, expressly 
professed, of iUegitimate birth . . , 
the fruits etc. of which do not exceed vi. 
marks yearly, and his fitness for its 
rule and government ; and should the 
result of his inquiry prove satisfactory, 
to appoint him abbot, whether the abbey 
was vacant in the way stated abovre, or 
by the resignation of the abbot, Philip 
Magrabartaid [MacRoarty] into pope 
Martin's hands, or in any other way, 
provided that at the date of these presents 
there was no canonioally appointed abbot 
there. Should said Maurice bepromoted, 
he was licensed by the pope to receive 
the abbatial blessing from any bishop of 
his choice who was in the enjoyment of 
the oonununion and favour of the apos- 
tolic see, and who should receive from 
him the usual oath of fidelity to the Holy 
See. (Reg. Martin V., an. 12°, lib. 15.) 

24 Nov., 1430-Cf . U30-31, f . 221. 

Per. vie. of Aghadoioey. — Though the 
above benefice was vacant by the non 
promotion to priest's orders of Felimicus 
Okahan [O'Cane] he continues to hold 
possession of it. The prior of St. Patrick's 
of Dungiven, Maurice Maoploskig [recte 
Macblosgaid, now M'Closkey] and John 
OftuyUecan [? O'Phelan], canons of 
Derry, were commissioned by bull of 
Martin V., dated VIII. Kal. Dec, an. 
XHII.. to cite O'Cahan to appear before 
them, and should they find said benefice 
vacant in the way alleged, or by the 
death of Cristinus Olonan or Eugene 
Okartean [O'Cartan], or in any other 
way, dummodo etc. to confer it on Henry 
Oassin [? recte Ocassin], clerk of this 
diocese. (Reg. Martin V., an. 14, lib. 1, 
f. 96, No. 299.) 

26 March, 1431. 

Deanery of Derry — John Maomolin, 
priest of the diocese of Clogher who, as 
appears from the appendix note immedi- 
ately preceding, had been provided to the 
deanery above named in succession to 
Doualdus Maoguillabride, " ejusdem 
decanahispossessioneper eum non habita, 
a civitate nostra Anagnin [Anag^ii], in 
gua dtcta curia tunc existebat. rccre- 
ationis seu alia forsan causa secedens, in 
castro nostro Caven \_Cam'], Fenenstren. 
dioc, ab eadem civitate ultra duas 
dietas, legates non distante, et in qua 
proprium non habebat domicilium, de 
cessit ' ' (Ex. bulla Eug. IV.) The Annat 
entry 1481-33, f. 23 tells us that his 
successor in the deanery was Cristinus 
Olucherean, who was provided by Eugene 
IV. on the 7th of the Kalends of April, 
1431. 

Cf. 1431-33, f. 9. 

Noroprut. — In the Rental which be- 
gins at p. 63 of Colton's Visitation etc. 
this place appears as Norborgh and Nor- 



horch. With regard to it Dr. Reeves 
(lib. cit., p. 68, n. x) says—" In 1305 the 
Red Earl, that is Richard de Burgo, Earl 
of Ulster, erected in Inishowan a fortress 
which the Irish called Caislen nua, ' 'New 
Castle," and which is now commonly 
known by the name of Greencastle. It 
was also called Northburgh, for to it 
Grace refers when anent the Scotch 
invasion under Bruce in 1815, he writes : 
" Capitur arx Northburgensis in Ultonia 
ab eisdem." The ruins of Greencastle 
are situate in the parish of Lower Moville, 
opposite Magilligan Point, and command 
the entrance of Lough Poyle." 

Cf. 1481-33, f. 82. 

Banagher old church. — Bentur (vel 
Benchur, now Banagher. The ruins of 
the old parish church are by far the most 
interesting in the diocese, not only on 
account of the massive square-headed 
door in the west end, and the curious 
rounded windows in the south wall, but 
also on aoccount of the remarkable quad- 
rilateral building which holds the same 
relation to it as regards distance and 
bearing which the round towers do in 
general to other churches ; and the tomb 
of the patron saint in the cemetery on the 
south.) (Reeves' Cotton.) 

27 Sept., 1435. 

Dungiven priory. — St. Slary's priory of 
Dungheuhin [Dungiven] , a house of reg- 
ular canons of St. Austin, diocese of 
Derry, which does not depend on any other 
house, is reserved to the pope, and the 
yearly fruits etc. of which don't exceed 
XVI. marks stg. , is now vacant by the 
death of Philip Ommureadaid [0' Mur- 
ray]. Martin V. desiring to confer a 
special favour on John Omarieadaid, an 
expressly professed canon of said priory, 
and in priests orders, who has been re- 
commended to him as one zealous for 
religious discipline, of blameless life and 
conversation etc., by bull Beligionis 
Zelus, dated Florence, the year of the 
Incarnation etc. 1435, Kal. Oct. anno 
quinto, provided him to the same, whether 
vacant as aforesaid, or in any other way, 
Nulli ergo etc. Si quis etc. 
Dat. ut supra. 

Simili modo d. f. Decano Deren., 
Archidiacono Hannonio et Johanni 
Ofiullechan, canonic Deren. (Reg. Mar- 
tini v., No. 334, f. 198.) 

An. Inc. 1436, 16 Feb. 

Bemission of tithe. — It was reported 
to Eugene IV., on the part of Patrick 
Obrayn [O'Breen] , prof essed monk of the 
abbey of Sameria [Assaroe], dioc. of 
Raphoe, that Emund, abbot of the same, 
had committed to him the government 
of the grange of Cillifori, dioc. of Derry, 
dependent on said abbey, and commonly 
called St. Mary's monastery. Now, 
John, bishop of Derry, considering that 



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the income of said grange is so slender as 
to be insufficient for the easy discharge 
of the obligations of the same, has for- 
given and remitted in perpetuum, one 
third part of the tithe payable yearly by 
the same to the Bishop of Derry for the 
time being, i.e. about a mark sterling. 
Wherefore, on behalf of said Patrick 
humble pektion is made to the pope that 
he would de apostolica benignitate give to 
said forgiveness and remission^ro illarum 
stibsistencia firmiori, the strength (robur) 
of apostolic confirmation, and supply for 
all defects that may occur therein. 
Thereupon he sent a mandate to the 
archdeacon of Derry, dated as at foot, 
to cite bishop John and any others who 
should be cited, and if he should find what 
is alleged true, and that said remission 
etc. will not overburden the episcopal 
mensal of Derry, to confirm said remis- 
sion and donation, and supply for all de- 
fects that may be found therein, by apos- 
tolic authority. Dat. Bononie. an. 
Incs. etc., 1436, 14 Kal. Mart. an. 6°. 
(Eeg. Bug. IV. No. 346, f. 23.) 

Gillifori is probably identical with 
Kilfore alias Monaster Kilfore, which 
Archdall, says was part of the possessions 
of Assaroe abbey. 

5 June, 1486. 

Rect^'- of Donagh. — The recty- of the 
parish church of Dompnach Glennat- 
aoohaye [Domuach glinne-tocair, now 
Donagh] being vacant by the demise 
of Nemeas Maccholgan, notwithstanding 
that Donaldus Maccholgan calling him- 
self a priest of this diocese of Derry, has 
possession of it simoniaoally, it is said, 
for seven years and more, and continues 
to hold it. Eugene IV. sent a mandate 
dated the nones of June, ano. 6°, to the 
abbot of Macosquin, the archdeacon of 
Derry, and John Of uyllecheau [O'Phelan] 
canon of Derry, to cite said Donald to 
their presence, and should they fiild the 
said recty- (yearly value does not exceed 
VI. marks) vacant in the way asserted, or 
in any other way, to confer it on John 
Macolgan, priest of this dioc, provided 
that at the date of these presents no one 
had a special right therein. Dated as 
above. (Eeg. Eug. IV., etc. 

Gf. 1488-42, f. 84. 

Tamlaghtard. — This parish was called 
Ard Mc Gillygen in the 16th century, 
from the family who were the hereditary 
tenants of the twelve quarters of church 
lands which were in it. In latter times 
the Ard has been dropt, . . . Lewis 
(Topog. Diet.) says that the old church 
being in a decayed state, and in an in- 
convenient position was relinquished as 
a Protestant place of worship, and was 
given to the Catholic parishioners with 
the consent of the Earl of Bristol, at 
that time the Protestant Bishop of Derry ; 
but proving after a time unsuited for this 



purpose, a large and commodious church 
was built, to which the Protestant bishop, 
Dr. Knox, and other Protestants contri- 
buted. 

4th June, 1440. 

Per. vie. of Donaghmore, — The per. 
vicarage of Domnaghmore Maighiithi 
[recte Doirmac mor Maige Ita, i.e. " Don- 
aghmore of Magh-Ihe"] diocese of Derry, 
being vacant by the death of Luke Mao 
Andeaghanaigh Ithiarnaidh, [O'Tierny] 
notwithstanding that Henry Omuirgeas- 
san [O'Morrisson], calling himself a 
priest of this diocese, has kept possession 
of it for about two years, and continues 
to hold it, on the grounds that he was 
provided thereto by John, bishop of 
Derry, though it is known that the 
collation and provision to said church 
belong not to the bishop alone, but to 
the bishop and chapter pro tempore in 
common, and that the chapter opposed 
said Henry's appointment. On this 
information Eugene IV. sent a mandate, 
dated as below, to the abbot of Assaroe , 
Catholico Okathan, canon of Eaphoe, 
and the official of the same, that they, 
or any two or one of them, si vocatis 
dicto Henrico et aliis qui fuerint evocandi, 
should find said vicarage, the annual 
fruits etc. of which do not exceed Villi, 
marks stg. , vacant as aforesaid, or in any 
other way, . . to confer it with all 

its rights and appurtenances, by apostolic 
authority on Clement Oferigil [O'Preel], 
clerk of the dioc. of Eaphoe, recom- 
mended to him on trustworthy testi- 
mony for his manifold virtues and merits. 
Dat. Plorenoie ano- Incarnationis Dom- 
inice MCCCCXL., pridieNon Junii, anno 
decimo. An. gratis pro deo, iecrnioKsi. 
Junii, anno deoimo.d Adria. (Eeg. Eug. 
IV., ano. 10., No. 571, f. 82.) 

14th Dec, 1469. 

Cathedral of Derry. — It having been 
made known to Paul II. that the cathe- 
dral of Derry, which among these of the 
kingdom of Ireland sat nobilis est, owing 
to many and divers misfortunes that for 
a long time have afflicted these parts, is 
all but roofless, and the bishop has not a 
house in which he can fittingly dwell ; 
besides, the cathedral which has but one 
chalice, and that of tin, is now in need 
of chalices, books, vestments and other 
ecclesiastical necessaries, and unless the 
charitable help of the faithful intervenes, 
it is much to be feared that the church 
will quickly fall to ruin. The pope desir- 
ing to come to the help of the cathedral 
and the bishop, relying on God's mercy 
and the authority of his apostles SS. 
Peter and Paul, granted to all Christian 
people of both sexes who being truly 
contrite and confessed devoutly visit the 
aforesaid church on the feast of St. 
Martin in winter, and Blessed Columba, 
annually, and give helping hands {manus 
porrexerint adjutrices) for the rebuild- 



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ing, restoration, and conservation before- 
mentioned, a relaxation of seven years 
and as many quadragenes of enjoyned 
penanoe, on each of said feasts. These 
presents are to hold good for all future 
time. The pope willed that if he had 
at any other time granted to those visit- 
ing said church or giving alms as above, 
or for other reasons, there, or any other 
indulgence perpetual, or for a certain 
time not yet perhaps elapsed, these 
present letters shall be nullius roboris 
velmomenti. Given at S, Peter's Rome 
an.Incs. etc. MCCCCLXVIIII., XVIIII. 
Kal. Jan. an. VI. (Beg. Pauli II., an. 6°, 
f. 256.) 

26 Mali, 1475. 

Deanery of Derry. - John Magillabridi, 
priest of the diocese of Derry, reprssented 
to pope Sixtus IV. that having been pro- 
moted by apostolical authority to the 
deanery of Derry, he resigned before 
certain private ecclesiastics the per. vic- 
arage of Fahan, which he then held, 
believing that said resignation was suffi- 
cient ; but Nicholas, bishop of Derry, 
notwithstanding such resignation, de- 
clared the deanery to be vacant by the 
constitution ' ' Execrabilis : " this declar- 
ation notwithstanding, John has kept 
possession of ths same for 4 years or 
thereabout, and still holds possession. 

The pope stating that said John, who 
had been highly recommended to him for 
the integrity of his life and conversation, 
had journeyed from Ireland to the Roman 
curia, where he is now present, not less 
than five times, sent a mandate dated 7 
Kal. June, an. 4, to the abbot of S. 
Columbkille, Derry, the official of Derry, 
and another, that they, or any two 'or 
one of them, per se, vel alium seu alios, 
should confer said deanery, the yearly 
revenue of which does not exceed 48 
marks ster., on Magillabride, whether 
still vacant by the above declaration, or 
in any other way etc., provided that at 
the date of these presents no one had a 
special right therein. It was also pro- 
vided that before said abbot and his fellow 
commissioners proceeded to carry out the 
pope's injunctions, said John should 
resign into their hands the aforesaid 
deanery. (Reg. Sixti IV., an. 4°, lib. 6°, 
f. 56.) 

9th May, 1482. 

Per. vie. of Uriiey. — It was reported to 
Sixtus IV. by Odo Oceruolan (lege Ocer- 
volan) [O'Carolan], priest of the dioc. of 
Derry, that Donaldus Obryn [O'Breen], 
per. vicar of the parish church of Fori- 
nayr* ? (or Formayr) [Urney] of ^ the 
same diocese, unmindful of his soul's 
welfare etc., though an excommunicate, 
and denounced publicly as such, has not 
feared to celebrate mass and other divine 
offices, or rather to profane them, and has, 
to the peril of his soul and the scandal 



of many, let one of his parishioners die 
without the sacraments, although he had 
very earnestly sought for them. The 
pope considering that, if these charges are 
true, said Donaldus has rendered himself 
unworthy to hold said vicarage ; and de- 
siring to confer a special favour, in con- 
sideration of his merits, on said Odo, 
sent a mandate dated as below to the 
abbot of S. Columkille, Derry, Cornelius 
Ocervalan and Patrick Ochinan, canons 
of Derry, that they, or any two or one 
of them, if said Odo should before them 
super premissis accuse the above Do- 
naldus, and bind himself in scriptis in 
due form of law, said Donald and any 
others who should be cited being sum- 
moned, should make diligent inquiry 
regarding said charges, and, if they 
should find that they are true, to pro- 
nounce sentence of privation against the 
accused, and remove him from said vic- 
arage efiectuaUy. Then, if in virtue of 
these presents said privation and removal 
should take place, whether said vicarage, 
the yearly fruits etc. of which don't ex- 
ceed VIII. marks stg., should be vacant 
by said privation and removal then, or 
in any other way, . . . provided 
that at the date of these presents no one 
had a special right therein, to confer it 
with all its rights and appurtenances, 
by apostolic authority, on said Odo. 
Given at St. Peter's Rome, the year of 
the Incarnation etc. MCCCCLXXXII., 
VII. Id. May, an. XI. (Beg. Sixti IV., 
No. 812, f. 248.) 

* Forhiayr? or Fornayr, — Urney. "The letter 
F is prefixed to the name eight times in the present 
record (Colton's Visitation) as also in the Tax- 
ation of 1306. . . . The habit of prefixing this 
letter prevailed a good deal among the Irish, 
but especially, as O'Donovan observes, in the 
South." (Grflwwflr, p. 30; Reeves' Cotton, note 
p. ly.) 

12 Aug., 1488. 

Per. VIC. and rech. of Bovcvagh.-^h.exea.s 
it was represented to Innocent VIII. that 
Patrick * Maccongalaid, rector of the 
par. church of Bhomebha [BothMheidbe, 
now Bovevagh] , to which the per.vicarage 
of the same is united so long as he shall 
hold said rectory, freely proposes to resign 
the same for certain good reasons, the 
pope by bull, dated as below, com- 
missioned the prior of Dungiven, Roger 
and Cormac Macconmiglii, canons of 
Derry, or any two or one of them, if 
matters are as stated, to receive for this 
time only from said Patrick, or his proc- 
tor specially appoi'ated thereto, his resig- 
nation, if he desires to make it into their 
hands ; then said resignation being re- 
ceived and admitted by them, to confer 
and assign said rectory, the yearly fruits 
etc. of which do not exceed III marks 
stg., on John Maoconglaid, clerk of the 
dioc, of Derry, who on trustworthy 
testimony is recommended to the pope. 

Then the per. vicarage, whether now 



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vacant by the aforesaid resignation of tlie 
rectory and consequent dissolution of 
their union, or in any other way, they 
shall take care to reunite to said rectory 
by apostolic authority, so long' as said 
John shall be rector there; Provided 
that the care of souls in said per. vicarage 
shall not on account of said union be in 
any way neglected. 

Then follows the reminder usually 
given in bulls like the present to the 
executors of the same, to look well to it 
that there is no taint of simony ex parte 
Patricii et Jokannis Given at St. Peter's 
Pome the year of the Incarnation of our 
Lord MCCCCLXXXVIII. pridieild. Aug. , 
ac- 4°. N. Cerot. xwo Deo. Non. Oct. 
anno quarto. EpsYporien. (Peg. lunoc. 
VIII., No, 861, f. 67.) 

* Maccongalaid [Mac Connolly] . 
Macconmighi [Mac Conmy ?] 

15th July, 1497. 

Per. vie. of Dunboe. — It vpas reported to 
Alexander VI. by Cornelius Maokamayll 
[Mac Cawell], clerk of the dioc. of Derry, 
that Oddo Macblosgayd, archdeacon of 
Derry, to whose archdeanconry the per. 
vicarage of Dumbo [Dumboe] is united, 
inasmuch as it has not its own vicar, 
is considered as almost derelict, and the 
care of the parish church is neglected by 
said archdeacon ; wherefore it is at 
present inhabited by lay people, like any 
private house ; they cook their food there ; 
keep there their domestic utensils etc. : 
the walls of the same threaten to fall to 
ruin, and divine worship is diminished 
therein etc. Now, the aforesaid Cor- 
nelius says that, if the union before 
mentioned were dissolved, and the per. 
vicarage conferred on him, he would ex- 
pel those lay people from the church, 
repair its walls, revive divine worship 
therein, attend to the care of souls, and 
diligently discharge all other duties of the 
parish. On this report the pope sent a 
mandate dated the Idesol July, anno 5°, 
directing the abbot of Macosquiu, Don- 
aldus [Donnell] Otnoocayll or Otuoc- 
oayll ? and John Maccongalayd [Mao 
Connolly], canons of Derry, or any two 
or one of them, if, having cited the 
archdeacon Oddo, and others who should 
be summoned, they should find what had 
been alleged true, to dissolve etc. said 
union, separate said vicarage from the 
archdeaconry, and restore it to the state 
in which it was before said union. More- 
over, if they shall proceed to said sep- 
aration, dissolution and restitution 
they shall confer said per vicarage, 
the yearly fruits etc. of which don't 
exceed V. marks stg., whether vacant by 
said dissolution and separation then, or in 
any other way, . . . provided that 
at the date of these presents no one had 
a special right therein, on said Cornelius, 
whom the pope, in consideration of his 
merits, has desired to favour in a special 



manner. Given at St. Peter's Eome, 
the year of the Incarnation 1497, the 
Ides of July, ano. 5°. (Beg. Alex. VI., 
No. 1010, f. 147.) 

Cf. 1500, f. 102. 

Tnistade. — The above named place is 
now called BallysouUion. This name 
of the parish was derived from the 
' Scullins who were the herenaghg. The 
earlier one, however, was derived from 
the patron saint, as we find in the 
calendar of the O'Clerys, Sept. 7, . . 
" S. Toit of Inis-Toide in Lough-beg, in 
HyTuirtrt . ' ' The name Inistede is pre- 
served as an aliter for BallyskuUen in 
the Ulster Visitation and the Inquis- 
ition. (Reeves' Colton's Visitatioti, p. 
83, note n.) 

The little island in Lough Beg, on 
which the ruins of the church are, con- 
tains only seven acres. This parish is 
partly in the barony of Toome Upper, in 
Antrim, but chiefly in that of Loughin- 
sholin in Londonderry. 

12 Dec, 1506. 

Ereetion of a canwiry and prebi. —The 
rectory of the par. church of S. Cabanibe? 
of Cluainbi alias de Cilinitruich, dioo. of 
Derry (Dyrensis) is now vacant and so 
long so that the right of collation thereto 
has legitimately lapsed to the apostolic 
see, notwithstanding that Nialanus 
Odochardigh [O'Dogherty], clerk of this 
dioc, has held it for several years, and 
still holds it without any legitimate title, 
Now, a petition on behalf of Emund 
Idochardigh [O'Dogherty] , clerk of this 
dioc, has been presented to the pope, 
humbly praying that he would de benigni- 
tate apostolica erect a canonry in the cath- 
edral of Derry and institute as its simple 
prebend the aforesaid rectory, the yearly 
fruits of which don't exceed X marks stg,, 
for his lifetime, of which if he were pro- 
vided, it would conduce not only much to 
his advantage, but also to the increase of 
divine worship in said cathedral. There- 
upon the pope to whom Emund had been 
recommended for his blameless life and 
conversation etc., and who had been 
dispensed by apostolic authority stiper 
defectu natalium quern patitur, as the 
son of an unmarried man and a spinster, 
so that he might receive all holy orders, 
and hold a benefice, even though it 
should have care of souls, desiring to 
confer a special favour on the same, 
in consideration of his merits, sent 
a mandate to the abbot of SS. Peter and 
Paul, Lisgool, dioc. of Clogher, Patrick 
Ooaiside [O'Cassidy], Charles Muguygir 
[recte Maguidir, now Maguire] , canons of 
Clogher, that they, or any one of them, 
if Niellanus, the chapter of Derry, and 
any others who should be summoned 
being cited, should find the aforesaid 
rectory vacant in any way, . . ■ P"""' 
vided that at the date of these presents 



Derry. 



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no one had a special right therein, to 
erect and institute it into a simple pre- 
bend and also one oanonry in said church, 
only for the life of said Edmund, without 
prejudice to anyone. And, if in virtue 
of these presents, they shall proceed to 
the aforesaid erection and institution, 
then they shall confer on, and assign to 
the said Bmund, by apostolic authority, 
the said canonry and prebend, vacant 
from their primeval erection, with the 
fulness of canon law, and all their rights 
and appurtenances. The pope dispensed 
him to hold said canonry and prebend, 
notwithstanding the above-mentioned 
illegitimacy. Given at Bologna the year 
of the Incarnation 1506, the day before 
the Ides of Dec, an. i^. (Reg. Julii 
n., No. 1183, f. 97.) 

212 Feb., 1511. 

Recty- of Kilcronaghan*-lt was reported 
to Julius II. that the rectory of Kyl- 
crunechayn [Kiloronaghan] was then 
vacant certo modo, and has been so long 
vacant that the right of collation thereto 
has legitimately lapsed to the apostolic 
see, notwithstanding that Donald Ohegyr- 
tyd [O'Hegarty] has been for some time 
and still is in possession, without any 
canonical title. Thereupon he sent a 
mandate to the prior of Dungiven, and 
Thady Otheagan Mecnamy [Mac Namee] , 
canon of Derry, dated as below, that both 
or either of them, if, having cited said 
Donald, and others who should be sum- 
moned, in whatsoever way they should 
find said rectory, the yearly fruits etc. of 
which don't exceed V. marks stg., vacant, 
to confer it by apostolic authority, with 
all its rights and appurtenances, on Ma- 
gonius Otheagan [O'Hagan], priest of 
this diocese, who had been recominended 
to him for the integrity of his life and 
conversation, provided that at the date 
of these presents no one had a special 
right therein. Given at Ravenna, anno 
etc. (Incarnationis) 1510, 8 Kal. Mart., 
an". 8°. (Reg. Jul. II., No. 1251, f. 271.) 

* Kilcronachan. — A par. in the bar, of Lough- 
insholin, county Londonderry. The patron is 
Corcnatan, whose elevatio ad ccelum is given in 
the Mart. Tal. at Dec. 23, whence by Metathisis 
as Crocnathan Killcruchnathan. (Rev. Dr. Mac 
Carthy.) 

Cf. 1520-21, f. 111. 

The second place-name in the Annat 
text indexed as above, possibly may be 
a corrupt form of Kylchyrryll, as it is 
called in Col ton's Renlale, or of Kelkirell 
as it appears in the Taxation. " The 
name is formed from Cillohairill, Caire- 
all's church, having been built by, or in 
commemoration of St. Cairill." (See 
Colgan's Acts 38. ; Reeves' CoWore, note p. 
72.) Dr. Reeves identifies this place 
with Termonamongan. He says (loco 
cit.) : " The key to the identification of 
the modern with the ancient name is 
afforded by Primate Fleming's Registry, 



in which is an entry, at the year 1411, 
confirming to Patrick Omongan, herenach 
of Kylchiryll the church-lands hitherto 
held by him and his predecessors. (Fol. 
456.) The Four Masters, at 1557, call 
the parish Tearman ui Mhaoin, 'Termono- 
meen.' Drumer alias Drumurlie may be 
Drumully, a parish partly in the barony 
of Dartree, co. Monaghan, but chiefly in 
Clankelly and Coole baronies, co. Fer- 
managh, or Drumragh, in the barony of 
Omagh East, 00. Tyrone, in which parish 
the town of Omagh is situated. 

Cf. 1534-36, f. 29. 

The benefices annexed to the perpetual 
vicarage of Furnaydh [Urney] the names 
of which are not given in the annat entry 
indexed as above, are to be found in the 
bull of Paul III., an. 1°, lib. 3, f. 181. 
No. 1617 They are as as follows: — the 
rectory of Urney in the dioc. of Derry ; 
that of S. Mobeubei, called also Mulrubei, 
dioc. of Sodor, both perhaps having care 
of souls, and S. Mulrubeus being, some 
say, of lay, or lay and clerical mixtim 
patronage ; also two chapels in the 
parish of Urney, sine cura, viz., Camus 
and Baillena Lynadh ; all which bene- 
fices are reported to be vacant certo modo 
and vacant so long that the right cf 
collation to them has legitimately lapsed 
to the apostolic see. Notwithstanding 
that Toroletus Maooaogha [MacHughes] , 
Magonius Ogairmblegaydh [O'Gormly] 
and Velanus Ooorballan [O'Carolan], 
divide the fruits of the per. vicarage and 
rectory of Urney between them ; Patrick 
Roisse and Maoolinus Maoamiradhy ? 
divide in like manner between them the 
fruits etc. of the rectory of (S.) Malrubei ; 
Camus and Baillena Lynadh are respect- 
ively held by Nellanus Ocairmblegaydh, 
and the aforesaid Torletus Maccaogha 
without any canonical title. For the 
rest see the annat entry indexed as above. 

In the island of Islay there is a parish now 
called Kilarrow, the right name of which is, 
according' to Dr. Reeves (Adamnan's Columba) 
cm Maolruba. It is likely identical with the 
church of the same name given above. Baillena 
Lynadh is one and the same with the Chapel of 
Ease of Ballinhnny mentioned in the Ulster 
Inquest. It is now known as a separate parish 
called, says Dr. Reeves (Cotton's Visitation)^ 
" Skirts of^Urney," and familiarly " the parish of 
Derg." The chapel of Camus is, I suppose, the 
same as what is now called Camus juxta Mourne, 
which does not appear among the parishes nam- 
ed in the Taxation. 

30 July, 1535. 

Can. and preb. erected in Derry cath. 
— Paul III. having been informed that 
the per. vicarage of Donaghmore, dice, of 
Derry, is vacant at present, and has been 
so long vacant that the right of collation 
to it has, according to the statutes of the 
Lateran council, legitimately lapsed to 
the apostolic see, although Arthur Ogall- 
cabar [O'Gallagher], calling himself a 
priest, has held for a certain time, and 
still holds undue possession thereof. 



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Now, a petition on behalf of Nillanus 
Ugalloabar [0' Gallagher], priest of this 
dioo., representing that if said per. yio., 
the yearly fruits etc. of which do not 
exceed VIII. marks stg., were erected and 
instituted into a oanonry and simple pre- 
bend of the cathedral of Derry for his 
lifetime ex hoc prefecto it would conduce 
to tte seemliness and grace (decori et 
venustati) of the same; wherefore he 
humbly prayed that the pope would, 
de benignitate apostolica, give a favour- 
able hearing to his petition. Thereupon 
the pope desiring, in view of the merits 
of said Nellanus, to grant him a special 
favour, sent a mandate dated Home apud 
S. Marcum, auo. etc. 1535, 3rd Kal. Aug. 
ano. 1°, bidding the bishop of Raphoe, 
Febneus Macsouarle [Mao Sorley] and 
Eugene Ogalcabar, respectively canons 
of Clogher and Raphoe, or any two or one 
of them, if, having called said Arthur, 
and touching the above erection and in- 
stitution, the bishop and chapter of Derry, 
and all others who should be called, they 
should find said vicarage vacant in any way 
. . . , provided that at the date of these 
presents no one had a special right therein 
to erect and institute it into a oanonry and 
simple prebend of the aforesaid church 
of Derry, for so long only as said Nillanus 
shall hold them, and then the said 
oanonry and prebend from their first 
institution then vacant they shall confer 
on, and assign to said Nillanus, with the 
fulness of canon law and all their rights 
and appurtenances by apostolic authority. 
Notwithstanding etc. Provided that 
said vicarage shall not on account of said 
erection and institution be defrauded of 
its due services, nor the care of souls 
therein be in any way neglected, and 
that said Nillanus resigning etc. or 
dying, said erection and institution shall 
cease to exist eo ipso. Given at St. 
Mark's, Rome as above. (Reg. Paul III. , 
etc.. No. 1631, f. 196.) 



29 May, 1555. 

Deanery of Derry. — As pope Julius III. 
had been informed that the above deanery 
is at present vacant certo modo, and has 
been so long vacant that, according to 
the statutes of the council of Lateran, its 
collation had lapsed to the apostolic see, 
notwithstanding that Arthur bishop of 
Raphoe has held and still holds posses- 
sion of it without any canonical title, 
taking into account the merits etc. of 
Cornehus Odacartard [O'Dogherty], who, 
as he says, was some time ago dispensed 
by apostolic authority, as the son of an 
unmarried man and a spinster of noble 
race, to receive clerical tonsure and all 
even holy orders, and hold two benefices 
with care of souls or otherwise incom- 
patible, for life, and subsequently, in 
virtue of said dispensation, has been ton- 
sured and promoted to the orders afore- 
said, and has obtained the parish church 
of Moville, he conferred on him cvm, 
omnibus annexis the deanery aforesaid, 
which is a major dignity after the ponti- 
fioal, the yearly fruits of which do not 
exceed LX. marks sterling, and provided 
him thereto, in case that at the date of 
these presents no one has a specially ac- 
quired right therein. 

Wherefore the pope sent a mandate to 
the bishops of Lipari and . . . and 
Odo Makarmuic alias Odonaill, canon of 
Raphoe, bishop Arthur and all others 
who should be cited being summoned, 
bidding them, or any two or one of them, 
to induct said Cornehus into the corporal 
possession of the aforesaid deanery. 

Given at Rome etc. in the year 1555, 
the 4th of the Kalends of June, and the 
5th year of the pontificate of Pope Julius 
III. (Reg. Juhi III., No. 1758, f. 12. 
Cod. Vat.) 



BISHOPS OF DERRY. 



i6th Sept., 1394. John Donkan. 

This see being being vacant by the 
demise of John (Ross, a Benedictine and 
some time Prior of Down) , pope Boniface 
IX., who had reserved its appointment to 
himself, that so a fitting person might be 
appointed for its rule, in view of the great 
virtues and merits of the above named 
John Donkan, and of his praise worthy 
government of the church of Derry, after 
mature deliberation, and taking counsel 
with his brethren, the cardinals, made 
choice of him for the rule of the vacant 
see of Down, and so by his bull Romani 
pontificis, dated Rome etc. XVI. Kal. Oct, 
an°- V°., translated him to the same. 
(Reg. Bonifacii IX,, an. 5°, lib. 45, f. 36.) 



Anno Mccc.lxxxxi. etc., die vero Jovis 
undecimo dicti mensis Julii Rdus. p.d. 
Johannes (Dongan), Episcopus Derensis, 
m provincia Armacana, personaliter pro- 
misit Camere etc. pro suo com. servitio 
CXX. flor. auri de Cama- et v. servitia 
consueta Item recognovit Came. etc. pro 
com. servitio alterius d. Johannis, pre- 
decessoris sui alios CXX. similes flor., 
et V. servitia consueta. He also recog- 
nised the debt of his ante predecessor 
Simon, and promised to pay his own debt 
on the next ensuing feast of Pentecost, 
and those recognised similibus modis et 
terminis succesive, etc. {Lib. ob. 1385-97) 
f. 106-124. Stubbs (Reg. Sac.) says that 
Dongan was Suffragan of London in 1492. 



Derry. 



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On the voidance of the see of Down by 
the demise of John Ross, Boniface IX, 
by his buU Romani Pontijicis dated 16 
Kal. Oct., auo. 5° (i5th Sept. 1394) trans- 
lated Dongan to that see. 

On Tuesday, 6th of Oct , 1394, the 
Reverend father in Christ, John Donkan, 
Bishop of Down in Ireland, personally 
promised to pay to the Camera etc. for 
common service 130 florins auri de Cama. 
and 3 of the usual services. Item recog- 
novit etc. for John his predecessor, 65 
florins, and 5 consueta servitia. A moiety 
of the sum promised was to be paid on 
the 29th Sept. next ensuing, and the 
other moiety in a year after, and the 
whole of the rccognitum, after another 
year. Alioquin etc. Juravit etc. (Lib. 
ob., 1385-97, ff. 148, 166. J 

i6th Sept. 1394. John Omatkan. 

This see being vacant by bishop Don- 
egan's translation to Down, as noted 
above, desirous of saving it from the 
detriment of a prolonged vacancy and of 
providing for its rule and government a 
useful and fitting person, after due delib- 
eration etc. Pope Boniface made choice 
of John Omathan, priest of the diocese of 
Achonry, cwi de litteraruni scientia, vite 
nmndicia honesiate morum etc. apud eum 
fidedigna testitnonia ferhibentnr, and by 
his bull Apostolatus officiiim dated Rome 
etc.. XVI. Kal. Oct., ano. Vo., set him 
over said church as its bishop and pastor 
etc. (Reg. Bon. IX , an 5°, hbo- 45, f. 32.) 

25th Feb. 1398. Hugo. 

In a Vatican MS. quoted below, I find 
the above date assigned for the provision 
of Hugh to the bishoprick of Derry. 

Indictione v'a. die xv mensis Marcii 
Reverendus pater Dominus Hugo Electus 
Derensis in provincia Armachan. person- 
aliter promisit Camere et CoUegio pro 
suo coi. servicio centum viginti flor. auri 
de Camera et quinque servicia consueta : 
fuitpromotus V. Kal. Marcii, anno nono. 
(Bonifacii IX.) (25th Feb., 1398.) 

I4|h Oct. 1400. 

To the Archbishop of Armagh, and the 
Bishops of Meath and Leighlin Letters 
conservatory for five years for Hugh 
Bishop of Derry {Reg. Bonifacii IX (1400) 
an. II, Lib. i, f. 242.) In these Letters 
' the Pope says : Sane ven. fratris nostri 
Htigonis, Episcopi Derensis, conquestioue 
p'ercepimus quod nonniMi . . occu- 

parunt et occupari fecenmt castra, villas 
et alia loca, terras, doinos, possessiones, 
iiira et iurisdictiones necnon fructus, cen- 
sus, redittus et proventus . . . et 
nonulla alia bona mobilia et immobilia 
spiritualia et temporalia ad ipsum episco- 
pum et mensam episcopalem Deren. spec- 
tantia et ea detinent iudebite occupata etc. 
presentibtis post quinquennium tninime 
valituris. 



ig Aug. 1401. John O'Flannra. 

The aforesaid John was abbot of the 
Cistercian mon astery of Moycosquin about 
three miles S W. of Coleraine : Boniface 
IX. having by bull dated Rome apud S. 
Petrum xiii. Kal. Sept. an. xii. dispensed 
him super defcctu natalium, provided 
him on the same day to this see of Derry, 
sperans, as he says, quod per nierita quibus 
circumfultus existit et alia sibi afutura 
sujfragia erit eidem ecclesie Deren., auc- 
tore Domino ,imiltipliciter fructuosus On 
the 27th of Augt. 1401 he promised to pay 
for his tax 120 florins, and for the afore- 
said Hugo, his predecessor, for John his 
ante predecessor— for another John, his 
predecessor, for Simon another prede- 
cessor. {Lib. oblig.. Tome 57, f. 24.) 

15th Feb. 1415. Donald Machareil. 

Eadem die (Veneris 15 Kal. Martii 
anno quinto Joh. XXIII.) provisum est 
e.;clcsie Derensi in Hybernia vacant! per 
mortem [de persona] Donaldi Machareil, 
Canonici Eccie. Leglinen, cum dispen- 
satione. (MS. M. archivii. Consist.) 

16 Oct. 1419. Donald Omeeaich. 

It appears from a bull of Martin the 
v., dated Florence, i7 Kal. Nov. ano. 2° 
that this see being vacant by the demise of 
bishop John of good memory, Baldassar, 
Bishop of Tusculum, in his "obediance" 
called John XXIII., provided Don- 
ald Mackamail, priest of the dioc. of 
Clogher, to the vacant see, of which, how- 
ever, i he never obtained the administra- 
tion ; neither was he consecrated — his 
demise, which occurred lately, has voided 
the see. Wherefore, lest it should be 
subjected again to the disadvantage of a 
prolonged vacancy. Pope Martin the V., 
without needless delay turned his thoughts 
to the matter of providing for the rule 
and administration of this church of 
Derry one who should be utilis et fruct- 
uosus ; so, after mature deliberation, and 
taking counsel with his brethren, the 
cardinals, taking into account the merits 
of Donald Omeraich, priest of the diocese 
of Meath, bachelor of canon law, and of 
blameless life and conversation, he made 
choice of him for its rule by his bull 
dated as above. (Reg. Martin V. an. 
2°, Ub. 32, f. 287.) 

The matters referred to in this entry 
were the concern not of Donald Machauil, 
as he was long dead before they occurred, 
but of his successor in the see of Derry, 
Donald Omeraich. 

Die 12th Oct. an. a Nativitate Dni. 
1429, pro parte partis sui com. serv. 12 
flor. auri de Cama., per manus dni. Jo- 
hannis, canonici ejusd. ecce. solvi facit 
realiter etc., termino jam diu elapso. 
Then, intellecta de mole, gravaminum 
that burdens said Donald he was granted 
six months more for the payment of the 
rest of his debt. (Lib. quietan. 1428-31, 
f. 81.) 



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