From Manx Soc vol IV,VII & IX
HONORIUS, ETC., TO ILLUSTRIOUS KING OF MAN.
ANNO VII. EPIST. 164.
THE disposition of ready faith and earnest devotion, which thou studiest in a laudable manner to exhibit towards the Roman church, worthily deserves, that, embracing thy person with sincere benevolence, we should further thee with the special favor of the Apostolic See, favorably assenting to thy supplications. For as thy letters transmitted to us, declare, that desiring to be a participator in the blessings which belong to the Roman church, at the exhortation of our venerable brother, P [andulph,*] Bishop of Norwich, then elect,'and Legate of the Apostolic See, thou hast freely given, and irrevocably delivered to the Roman Church, and to us, the Island of Man, which belonged to thee by hereditary right, free of all service, receiving the said Island in fee from the Roman church, and making oath of fealty and bomage to us for the same. As the acknowledgment also of the dominion of the Roman church, then and tby heirs shall annually pay twelve marks sterling, in England, to the monastery of Furnes on the Feast of the Purification of the blessed Virgin. We therefore esteeming these things stable and pleasing, being inclined towards thy supplications, have received thee and thy land, with all things which thou, at this present, possessed, or in future mayest, by upright means, with God's assistance, obtain, under the protection of the blessed Peter, and of us, and have strengthened it with the defence of this present writing, that none may infringe this our protection. But if any one, etc. Given at the Lateran on the 10th of the Kalends of June,+ the seventh year of our Pontificate.
EPISTOLIE DE VATICANO.
HONORIUS, ETC., . . . ILLUSTRI REGI MANIE.-ANNO VII. EPIST. 164.
PROMPTE fidei, et prone devotionis affectus, quem erga RomanaM ecelesiam studes in effectu laudabiliter exhibere, digne meretur, ut personam team sincera benevolentia compleetentes, te speciali sedis apostoliee gratia prosequainur tuis supplieationibus favorabiliter annuendo. Sicut enile transmisse nobis tue littere protestantur bonorum que fiunt in ecclesia Romana particeps esse cupiens, ad exhortatiollem Venerabilis fratris ilostri, P. Norwiccii El piseopi, tune electi, et apostoliee sedis legati, et ecelesie Romane, ac nostro, Insulam de Man que ad te jure hereditario pertinebat nullumgne de ipso servitium facere, donasti liberaliter et irrevocabiliter tra.dtdisti, recipieus eandem Insulam ab ecclesia Romana in feudum, et pro ea nobis fidelitatis et hemagii exhibens juramentum ad recognitionem quoque doininii ecclesie Romani tu et heredes tui annuatim duodecim Inareas Sterlingorum in Anglia apud Monasterium de Fnrnis in Fcsto Purificationis beate Virginis persolvetis. Que omnia juristi te fideliter servaturum. Nos igitnr habeiites hic rata et grota, tuis supplicationibus inelinati, personam et tcrram tuam cum omnibusque impresentiarlim rationabiliter possides, aut in futurum justis modis, prestante Domino, poteritis adipisci, sub beati Petri, et nostra proteetione suscipimus, et presentis scripti patrocinio communimus. Nulli ergo et nostre protectionis infringere. Siguis autem, etc. Datum Laterani X Kalendas Junii, Pontificatus postri anno Septimo.
* Pandulph Masca, Cardinal, and Pope's Legate, from 1218 to 1220.
+ 23rd May..