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Regesta 18: 1235-1238

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Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1, 1198-1304. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1893.

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Regesta, Vol. XVIII.

9 Gregory IX.

11 Kal. April.
Perugia.
(f. 9.)
Mandate to the archdeacon of Canterbury and Masters P. de Columpna and Hugh, canons of Chartres and Pisa, dwelling in France, to compel the count of La Marche to consent to the truce between the kings of France and England, which he refuses to do unless the king of England gives up to him the isle of Oleron.
3 Kal. April.
Perugia.
(f. 12.)
Licence, by way of dispensation, to the abbot and convent of Beaulieu, on the showing of the king and his brother, the earl of Cornwall, whose father began to found the monastery, to appropriate the church of St. Kaveran, the patronage of which the said earl granted to the monastery, the bishop of Exeter making over the temporalities to them. A vicar's portion is to reserved.
4 Kal. April.
Perugia.
(f. 12d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Durham to carry out the mandate addressed to the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of Rochester in the matter of Rufinus, nephew of G[ualo], cardinal of St. Martin's, who on being ordered to content himself with 200 marks’ worth of benefices petitioned the pope, who ordered a return to be made of the number and quality of his benefices. Meanwhile they cited Rufinus, who appears to have known nothing of it, and deprived him of all his benefices in England except a prebend of Lincoln called ‘Croppe’ and the parish church of Ecclesfield, and 6 marks of a prebend of Exeter which they assigned to him as making up the 200 marks; but deducting expenses, and seeing the manor in Ecclesfield is not in beneficium sed ad firmam, the amount hardly exceeds 150 marks. The said archbishop and bishop were ordered to remove the detainers of those benefices and make an exact report to the pope as above, which if they have neglected to do the bishop of Durham is ordered to complete.
6 Id. April.
Perugia.
(f. 13.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Dublin, the bishop of Ossory, and the prior of All Saints, Dublin, to enquire and report to the pope in regard to the cause of the archbishop of Tuam and Armagh about the metropolitical right over Ardagh.
[Theiner, 30.]
3 Non. April.
Perugia.
(f. 14d.)
Confirmation, to the bishop of Durham, of the possessions of the see.
5 Kal. May.
Perugia.
(f. 18.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Armagh and the bishop of Clonfert to receive the resignation of the bishop of Cloyne, that church being placed in the midst of a perverse nation.
[Theiner, 31.]
4 Kal. May.
Perugia.
(f. 18.)
Answer to the archbishop of York to his question about tithes demanded by rectors of parish churches from religious on land brought into cultivation by the latter. They plead a papal privilege conferring immunity from tithes on newly cultivated land, but if the rectors had the tithe before the religious obtained this privilege, they are not exempt.
2 Kal. May.
Perugia.
(f. 20.)
Inhibition, addressed to the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, in accordance with the example of pope Lucius, to anyone to interdict or excommunicate their monastery or themselves or their men, contrary to papal indults.
8 Kal. May.
Perugia.
(f. 26.)
Mandate to the bishops of Limerick and Emly to receive the resignation of the bishop of Ardfert, assigning to him a fitting provision, and causing an election to the see to be made.
[Theiner, 31.]
15 Kal. June.
Perugia.
(f. 27d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Tours, the bishop of Chartres, and Master Peter de Columpton, canon of Chartres to enquire and certify the pope touching a reported marriage of the count of La Marche with queen Isabella, notwithstanding a contract of marriage made by his father with the said queen, and a contract of marriage by him with her daughter.
11 Kal. June.
Perugia.
(f. 29.)
Indult to the bishop of Dunkeld to make, out of the income of the see which has been in his time increased to 100 silver marks, some provision for the priory of St. Columba de Insula, in which he is placing an abbot. [Theiner, 31.]
7 Kal. June.
Perugia.
(f. 29.)
Indult to the bishop of Glasgow that he, his successors, and their clerks, shall not be summoned beyond Scotland by papal letters, unless special mention be made therein of this indult.
[Theiner, 32.]
6 Id. May.
Perugia.
(f. 29.)
Confirmation to the prior and convent of Kenilword of the grant made to them by Silvester, late bishop of Worcester, with the consent of his chapter, of the church of Elindon, provision being made for a vicar.
4 Kal. June.
Perugia.
(f. 80.)
Faculty to the bishop of Ross to augment the slender prebends, which are insufficient for four canons, and create new ones. [Theiner, 32.]
2 Kal. June.
Perugia.
(f. 30d.)
Mandate to the abbots of Westminster and Waltham, and to J. de Ferentino, papal subdeacon and chaplain, archdeacon of Norwich, on the petition of the archbishop of Canterbury, in regard to the expenses of the election to the see, which hitherto have been borne by the prior and monks, whose goods are separate from those of the archbishop, but on the late election of Master J. Blundus they became indebted to the amount of 612 silver marks, which, by papal authority, they added to the debts of the already heavily burdened archbishopric. The pope, in accordance with the archbishop's petition, orders the burden to be divided between them.
4 Non. June.
Perugia.
(f. 30d.)
Indult to the abbot and Benedictine convent of St. Mary's, Cormeilles, in the diocese of Lisieux, to hold for their uses the church of Beckeford, in the diocese of Worcester, with the chapel of Eston, of their patronage, on the death or resignation of Peter Rubrus, son of the late Roffridus, papal door-keeper (ostiarius), a vicar's portion being reserved.
Ibid. Mandate to the bishop of Worcester, his rights being saved, to induct the above abbot and convent into possession of the said church; if not, J. de Ferentino, archdeacon of Norwich, is ordered to do it.
Ibid. Concurrent mandate to the said archdeacon.
4 Non. June.
Perugia.
(f. 32.)
Decree, addressed to Gilbert the Marshal of England, earl of Pembroch, and to Walter and Anselm his brothers, who have been unjustly deprived by the Irish of their castles, lands, and other tenements in Ireland. Being called before the king, he forced them to bind themselves and take to their prejudice an oath of which he afterwards released them by letters patent. They are not bound by such obligation and oath.
17 Kal. July.
Perugia.
(f. 38.)
Monition and mandate to the earl of Cornwall and Poitou to lay aside all doubt and lawfully remain in matrimony with the countess of Gloucester, whom he married years ago, although he has lately been told that her former husband was connected with him in the fourth degree.
Concurrent mandate to Isabella, countess of Gloucester.
14 Kal. July.
Perugia.
(f. 40.)
Grant of protection to Gilebert the Marshal, earl of Pembroch, and his brothers Walter and Anselm and their lands in Ireland and Wales, inhibiting anyone from excommunicating them.
[Theiner, 32.]
16 Kal. July.
Perugia.
(f. 40d.)
Confirmation to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's Hales, in the diocese of Worcester, built by the bishop of Winchester, of a grant made to them by William, bishop of Coventry, with consent of his chapters, of the church of Waleshales (Walsail) of their patronage by gift of William Rufus, knight, with royal assent, to be entered on by them when void, a vicar's portion being reserved.
12 Kal. July.
Perugia.
(f. 42d.)
Indult to Richard, clerk, nephew of the Marshal of England, earl of Pembroch, and Kinsman of the earl of Norfolk, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls, his income not enabling him to exercise hospitality.
[11 Kal. July.]
Perugia.
(f. 42d.)
Decree, addressed to the king, that he is not bound by a later oath not to revoke alienations contrary to that of his coronation.
17 Kal. July.
Perugia.
(f. 43d.)
Indult to P. Rosceniol, rector of Drokenford, in the diocese of Winchester, to put in a vicar, he being too much occupied to reside.
6 Kal. July.
Perugia.
(f. 47.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Armagh, on petition of the bishop of Meath, to enquire into his case; who has it on his conscience that when a simple clerk he consented to the death of a malefactor, and therefore begs to resign the see, some provision being made for him out of its income, which he has much increased. If the facts are as stated, the archbishop is to carry out the wishes of the bishop. [Theiner, 32]
10 Kal. Aug.
Perugia.
(f. 52.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury, on signification of the prior and convent of St. Swithun's, Winchester, that when four of their monks lightly came to Rome pretending that some of their goods had been taken from them and kept by the bishop, and at the instance of the prior and sounder part of the convent papal letters for their recall were obtained to the archbishop and the bishop of Rochester, on which the monks returned to their monastery and submitted; but Masters John de Kilkenn’ and Nicolas de Wilton, advocates, demand 120 marks as salary for one year's advocacy in the said cause, and one of them has obtained papal letters to the prior of St. Frideswide's and his fellow judges in simple form, about a certain sum of money and other matters, though they gave their services for only three or four days, and were paid 11 marks. The pope orders them to be content with 10 marks in addition.
Concurrent mandate to the prior of St. Frideswide's and the chancellor and the dean of Oxford.
15 Kal. Sept.
Perugia.
(f. 63.)
Mandate to the abbot of Waleden, the prior of Merton, and the archdeacon of Norhantun, to summon the parties and bring to an end within four months the cause between the prior and convent of Rochester and the archbishop of Canterbury in regard to the election of a bishop of Rochester. The archbishop asserting that he is the patron, refused to confirm their election of Master Richard, rector of Bromblee, for eight years official of the diocese, on which they appealed to the pope, sending Alexander and Robert, monks, and Masters William and R. clerks to petition the pope to confirm the election, or to sequestrate the revenues of the see, which the archbishop is converting to his own uses. If the above cannot carry out the mandate, the cause is to be remitted to the pope, a term being fixed for the parties to appear by proctors; notwithstanding papal letters said to have been obtained by the prior and convent of Canterbury to the abbot of Battle and others in regard to the right which the archbishop claims.
4 Kal. Oct.
Assisi.
(f. 74d.)
Mandate to archbishops and bishops of the realm to interdict those who have taken the cross in their dioceses to start for the Holy Land before the general passage appointed by the Roman church.
12 Kal. Dec.
Viterbo.
(f. 85.)
Confirmation to the prior and convent of Canterbury of a rent of 8 marks out of the manor of Raculfre, their right in which has been acknowledged by E. the archbishop.
Ibid. Indult to the same, that their right to have all bishops of the province consecrated in their church shall not be prejudiced by their having permitted archbishop E. to consecrate the bishop of Lincoln at Reading.
Non. Dec.
Viterbo.
(f. 87.)
Grant of protection to the prior and convent of Canterbury, their rights and liberties, inhibiting all persons from molesting them, and permitting them to appeal to Rome in any cause they may have against those who oppress them.
3 Non. Dec.
Viterbo.
(f. 87d.)
Mandate to the abbot of Westminster and the dean and the chancellor of St. Paul's, to assist the above prior and convent, not suffering them to be molested, and to [proceed against] molesters, provided that the other party is not dragged to justice further than the third or fourth diocese beyond his own. These letters are to be valid only for three years.
6 Id. Dec.
Viterbo.
(f. 88.)
Dispensation to John Gernum, clerk, of the diocese of Coventry, to hold an archdeaconry or other benefice with cure of souls in addition to a prebend in the royal chapel of Bruges, to which the church of Haldiwele belongs.
.
3 Non. Jan.
Viterbo.
(f. 93d.)
Indult to the prior and convent of Canterbury to enjoy certain privileges and indults notwithstanding that through various impediments they have been for some time in abeyance.
12 Kal. Jan.
Viterbo.
(f. 91.)
Confirmation addressed to the prior and canons of Orbedir, in the diocese of Coventry, on the signification of the bishop of Coventry, of what he has done. The prior of Dunestable and his colleagues, appointed by the pope to visit the regular churches of the diocese, finding but five canons living in the said priory without rule under cloke of the Arroasian order, and leading a dissolute life, informed the bishop of it, and advised him to establish there the rule of St. Augustine in place of the Arroasian; which the bishop has done.
Ibid. Power to the bishop of Coventry to deprive of their benefices sons and kinsmen of priests and clerks, who, though some of them are married or living with concubines, pretend to be clerks, and on the death of their fathers, take forcible possession of their benefices.
6 Id. Jan.
Viterbo.
(f. 95.)
Mandate to the bishop, the treasurer, and the chancellor of Lincoln, touching the convent of Coventry. Whereas the pope ordered the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, and other suffragans of Canterbury, to visit, correct, and reform the clergy, regular and secular, in their dioceses, the mouks of Coventry refused to admit their bishop. They were accordingly suspended and then placed under an interdict, which they did not observe, urging against the bishop that he did not produce the papal letters authorising the visitation, and was accompanied by secular clerks and suspect persons, and that he called himself bishop of Lichfield, and not, as his predecessors had done, of Coventry, and that there was a question pending between them before judges appointed by the pope in regard to the obedience due from them to the bishop, and that they had appealed from him to the pope in a cause between them and the rector of Alleslie, in contempt of which appeal the bishop issued the above sentences. The pope committed the cause to the prior of St. James's, Norhanton, and his colleagues; and on its being found impossible to terminate the business in England, it was remitted to the pope, and heard before O cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, on whose relation the pope ordered that the above sentences should be observed until the prior and convent admitted the bishop with religious persons to visit them. They are condemned in costs amounting to 80 silver marks.
Concurrent letter to the bishop of Coventry.
5 Kal. Feb.
Viterbo.
(f. 102.)
Mandate to the bishop, the treasurer, and the chancellor of Lincoln to define the limits of the dioceses of Coventry and Lichfield, Worcester, and St. Asaph.
Non. Feb.
Viterbo.
(f. 104d.)
Indult to the master and brethren of the order of Sempingham that they shall not be compelled by the bishops, in whose dioceses there are churches of their patronage, to present others than those whom they are prepared to present within the lawful time.
Non. Feb.
Viterbo.
(f. 105d.)
Confirmation to the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr, Acre, of their settlement in that place, without exemption from episcopal jurisdiction. The house was originally founded by king Richard for canons regular, who on his death had no means of sustenance. After some time the bishop of Winchester, who came thither on pilgrimage, by advice of the patriarch of Jerusalem and the great men of the realm, the cathedral and metropolitan churches being then void, transferred the house to a fitter place, removed the canons, and put in their room the said master and brethren living under the rule of the Teutonic house.
3 Kal. Feb.
Viterbo.
(f. 106.)
Mandate to the archbishop, dean, and chancellor of York to examine the witnesses and muniments which either party is willing to produce before them in regard to the articles that Giles cardinal of SS. Cosmas and Damian, papal auditor in this cause, transmits to them under his seal, and to hear the cause between John de Vercelli, canon of Lincoln, papal subdeacon. and the archdeacon of Buckingham about the church of that place, and with consent of the parties to bring it to an end; if not, they are to remit to the pope by October 1st the cause fully drawn up, and to fix a date for the parties to appear before him by proctors.
11 Kal. March.
Viterbo.
(f. 107.)
Grant of protection and confirmation of possessions, in accordance with letters of popes Innocent and Lucius, to Alexander bishop of Coventry and his successors; and namely the site of the church, and a hundred librates of land that is to say Hardewic, Hunton, Druimerston, Wasperton, Scam; a moiety of the cess of Coventry and the church of Holy Trinity there; the mill of Olleston and 30s. in Winew’ which the bishop's predecessor gave to the prior and monks of the place, with further orders by the pope.
11 Kal. March.
Viterbo.
(f. 107d.)
Mandate to the prior and monks of Coventry to pay such due obedience to the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield as is shown by the priors and convents of their churches to the bishops of Winchester, Ely, and Worcester, unless within four months any reasonable objection could be shown. Otherwise the abbot of Aynesham, the prior of Osney, and the chancellor of Oxford have orders to compel them.
4 Non. Mar.
Viterbo.
(f. 114d.)
Indult to the archbishop of Canterbury, at his request, that he shall not be held to answer [in a suit] unless in the papal letters his dignity be mentioned.
Kal. Mar.
Viterbo.
(f. 115.)
Mandate to the chapter of Bangor, the see being void by resignation, to elect a bishop, applying the goods of the late bishop, except books and clothes, to the payment of the debts of the church.
4 Id. Mar.
Viterbo.
(f. 116.)
Dispensation to Master William de Glovernia, king's clerk, and doctor in civil law, that, notwithstanding he is the son of a priest and a single woman, in consideration of his success as a professor, he may accept any benefice or dignity below a bishopric.
3 Id. Mar.
Viterbo.
(f. 117.)
Mandate to the priors of St. Romanus, Castle Airaud, of Bellefontaine, and Buisseria, in the diocese of Poitiers, to hear the cause between queen Isabella and Simon de Pissiaco, touching certain possessions belonging to her dower.
n.d.
(Id. Mar.)
Viterbo.
(f. 117d.)
Mandate on petition of the bishop of Hereford, to the bishop, the archdeacon, and the dean of Worcester, to settle the boundaries of the dioceses of Hereford, St. Davids, Llandaff, and St. Asaph, about which there have been disputes.
15 Kal. April.
Viterbo.
(f. 118.)
Dispensation to Master Geoffrey, dean of York, that, notwithstanding he is the son of a priest and a single woman, he may retain his deanery and prebend, and accept any benefice or dignity below a bishopric.

10 Gregory IX.

2 Non. April.
Viterbo.
(f. 140.)
Indult to Master P. Rosciniol, rector of Stokes, in the diocese of Winchester, where he is too much occupied to reside, to put in a perpetual vicar to serve it.
15 Kal. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 142d.)
Mandate to the dean, the precentor, and the treasurer of Salisbury, to summon those concerned, and hear and decide the cause between the abbot and convent of St. Melaine, in the diocese of Rennes, in regard to the right of the abbot to appoint the prior of St. Mary, Hetfield Regis, contested by the bishop of London, in whose diocese it is, who, when the earl of Oxford, as patron, sent an outsider to be received as prior, refused to hear the monks’ objections, and excommunicated them for saying that the abbot had the right of appointment; on which the abbot prayed that the sentence might be relaxed, and, on the bishop refusing to do so, on the ground that the said earl had deputed armed men to guard the priory, he appealed to the pope. But the bishop and earl, in contempt of the appeal, put into the priory W. a monk of St. John's, Colchester, upon which, on the part of the convent, a second appeal was made to the pope; and then the bishop excommunicated them, and those who held communion with them, and the said monk then carried off everything, removing the treasure and the books but, at the request of an archdeacon, gave the convent what was necessary, ordering his ministers to serve them not like monks but like swineherds, forbidding the cooks to give them fire or water, making the lay brothers and servers swear not to give them anything, closing the dormitory and offices, so that the monks had to return to St Melaine. If not, the cause is to be remitted to the pope.
2 Id. April.
Viterbo.
(f. 144d.)
Mandate to the bishop of St. Asaph, the abbot of Drobo, in the diocese of St. Davids, and the penitentiary of Hereford, on the part of Walter de Lascy and Margaret his wife, to revoke what has been done in regard to the monastery of Corneburi, founded by them for sisters, under the rule of St. Augustine, about which there has been much litigation for four years, and an expenditure of 600 marks. They are to relax any sentences of excommunication, cause all papal letters obtained on either side to be produced, and remit the matter to the pope, with all the processes, ordering the parties to appear personally or by proctors to receive sentence, notwithstanding any indult to the contrary.
Id. April.
Viterbo.
(f. 145d.)
Confirmation to the bishop of Winchester of the sale to him by Master Stephen de Arenis, canon of Le Mans, with consent of the bishop and chapter, for 40l. of possessions and rents of Dewrelquinston (Kingston Deverell), which the church of Le Mans had in the diocese of Salisbury. The matter had been referred by the pope to G[iles], cardinal of SS. Cosmas and Damian.
6 Kal. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 146.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Tours, to see that the whole of the money acquired as above is spent in buying possessions for the church of Le Mans.
Ibid. The like to the bishop and chapter of Le Mans.
14 Kal. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 147d.)
To the convent of Coventry, suspending them for two months, and remitting what further they have incurred in the matter between them and the bishop of Coventry.
4 Kal. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 149d.)
Mandate to the bishop of St. Asaph, the abbot of Dore in the diocese of St. Davids, and the penitentiary of Hereford, to summon those concerned and put an end to the cause between the subprioress and sisters of Corneburi and the Hospitallers in England in regard to the election of a prioress, which has now been delayed for six years; a further aggravation being the ill conduct of the Hospitaller priest appointed to hear their confessions and minister sacraments to them; they have also been despoiled of a certain yearly rent. Besides, Dionisia de Leche and other sisters, presuming on the favour of the Hospitallers, have put off the yoke of obedience, and refuse to obey the subprioress. They are also to remit to the pope sufficient information about the cause between the Hospitallers and Walter and the Lord de Lacy, notwithstanding the indulgence held by the Hospitallers of not being summoned more than two days journey from Clerkenwell.
5 Kal. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 152.)
Confirmation to the king of the liberties granted by his ancestors to the royal chapels.
Ibid.
(f. 152.)
Mandate to the archbishop and the archdeacon of Canterbury to compel Lewelin, lord of Wales, to observe the truce made between him and king Henry, according to the pope's orders that there should be peace throughout the world for four years, for the sake of the Holy Land.
Ibid.
(f. 152.)
Mandate to the provost of Beverley, and Masters P. de Columpna and Hugh, canons of Chartres and Pisa, living at Paris, to annul the marriage made by proxy between the king of England and Joan, daughter of the count of Ponthieu, but which, on its being discovered that they were in the fourth degree of kinship, was not consummated; after which the king married Eleanor, daughter of the count of Provence; and to free the king from the oath he had taken to marry Joan.
5 Kal. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 152d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Lincoln to allow Hugh de Patasulle, the king's clerk and treasurer, to let his benefices in the diocese of Lincoln which, however, must be properly served.
Ibid.
(f. 152d.)
Request and exhortation to the king of Scotland to observe the oath of fealty which he has taken to the king of England.
[Theiner, 33.]
4 Kal. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 155.)
Indult to Peter de Cacheporc, rector of Borlei, value under 100s., in the diocese of London, to hold an additional benefice.
Non. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 156.)
Mandate to Master Trasmund, canon of Ferentino, living in England, to make provision, at the request of G. de Prefectis, papal subdeacon and chaplain, to his nephew Deodatus of a benefice in England value 20 marks, notwithstanding the indult granted to the English in regard to benefices of Italians.
10 Kal. June.
Terni.
(f. 156d.)
Grant of protection and confirmation of possessions and privileges to the master and brethren of St. Mary's hospital, Dover, and especially of the liberties and immunities granted by king Henry, forbidding anyone to convert the place to any uses but those of the sick and poor.
Ibid.
(f. 156d.)
Mandate to the archdeacon of Canterbury, the abbot of Boxley, and Master Robert de Sumercote, papal subdeacon, of the diocese of Lincoln, not to suffer the above master and brethren of St. Mary's hospital to be molested contrary to the above grant of protection and confirmation.
10 Kal. June.
Term.
(f. 160.)
Indult to Master Robert de Sumercote, papal subdeacon, to hold one benefice with cure of souls besides the parish church of Castre, and a yearly pension in Croindenn.
16 Kal. July.
Terni.
(f. 167d.)
Confirmation to Maurice, justiciary of Ireland, of a composition made between him and G. the Marshal, earl of Pembroch, and his brothers, who were at enmity with him on account of the death of R. the Marshal, late earl, who was slain in battle while making war against the king.
Non. July.
Rieti.
(f. 171d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Moray, on petition of the bishop of Sodor to relieve him from the care of the diocese of Lismore, and to cause a bishop to be elected to that see. [Theiner, 33.]
3 Id. July.
Rieti.
(f. 172.)
Mandate to the bishop of Coventry to receive the resignation of T. abbot of Evesham, who, on account of age and infirmity, has petitioned to be relieved of that charge, and to assign him what is necessary from the goods of the monastery, so that he may not have to share the refectory and dormitory, remaining however in obedience to the abbot, who is to be elected by the convent.
15 Kal. Aug.
Rieti.
(f. 176d.)
Mandate to the master of Sempingham and G. dean of York, to hear and bring to an end the cause between Bartholomew, rector of St. Keveran, in Cornwall, and the abbot and convent of Beaulieu, in the diocese of Winchester. On the death of Vivian, the last rector, the bishop of Exeter neglected to collate, whereupon the chapter, to whom the collation, according to the Lateran Council, devolved, collated the said B. But the above-named abbot and convent, sending a proctor to Rome, asserted that the earl of Cornwall, who had the patronage, had given it to them, the bishop making over to them whatever temporals he had in it. They also pretended that they needed money for hospitality, but concealed that they had 1,000l. of yearly rents, and being in a desert place, had little or no hospitality to exercise; they also passed over the fact that the bishop, who had unlawfully alienated many goods of his church, promised the chapter, before his translation and confirmation, not to alienate to religious or other places any churches or lands without consent of the dean and chapter; and thus obtained from the pope an order that they should retain the church for their uses. They revelling in the goods of the monastery, which could support many more monks, have turned the said church into a grange, and admit scarce a single guest.
Id. July.
Rieti.
(f. 177.)
Mandate to the bishop of Lincoln to proceed against those clerks of his diocese who discharge the offices of justice and sheriff, being obliged thereby to arrest and imprison persons, withdrawing only from criminal causes just before sentence is given, thereby in effect acting as judges; and as sheriffs are bound to execute the king's orders, however severe, to take part in duels, and judge in cases of bloodshed; all these being forbidden by the canons; yet they hold many benefices with cure of souls, and try to get more.
6 Kal. July.
Terni.
(f. 177.)
Mandate to the same to put a stop to the practice which obtains in some churches and sacred places of his diocese, of making the house of God a house of merchandise.
Kal. July.
Terni.
(f. 177.)
Intimation to the prior and convent of Christ Church, Canterbury, that the pope has ordered the letters of archbishop Anselm, in regard to their liberties and immunities, exhibited by them, to be registered (annotari). “Omnibus ejusdem ecclesie filiis et fidelibus notum sit … anathema sit.”
Kal. July.
Terni.
(f. 177d.)
Intimation to the same that the pope has ordered similar letters of king William to be registered:— “Episcopis comitibus proceribus … et Eude Dapifero,” granting to Anselm archbishop of Canterbury, the rights of “Saca et Socne on Strande et on Strame, on Woden, et on Velden, Toln et Theames, Gritbreche, Hamsocn, Forestalles, et Infangenethieves,” and all other liberties in land and sea, over his men within burghs and without, and over as many “Themes” as king Eadward granted to Christ Church. The King grants similar liberties to the monks of Canterbury, also the port of Sandwich, and all issues and customs on either side the water, as king Cnud gave them before, and confirmed by his codicil; also the houses and customs in the town of Sandwich, which Odo, bishop of Bayeux and earl of Kent, gave them by his charter. Witnessed by William, bishop of Durham, and Gundulph, bishop of Rochester, and Eudes, the sewer.
4 Kal. Aug.
Rieti.
(f. 181.)
Mandate to the bishop of Coventry, on the petition of T. abbot of Evesham, if he finds that he is too infirm to share the refectory and dormitory with the rest, to assign him, after receiving his resignation, a sufficient portion from the goods of the monastery; and to order the convent to elect an abbot, under whose rule the ex-abbot is to live.
4 Kal. Aug.
Rieti.
(f. 181d.)
Mandate to the abbot of St. Albans, the prior of Merton, and the archdeacon of St. Albans, to hear the cause between the prior and convent of Rochester, and the archbishop of Canterbury, in regard to the confirmation refused by the archbishop to the election of Master Richard de Wenden, rector of Bromley, and to bring it to an end in four months. As the archbishop claims the episcopal revenues during a vacancy, the prior and convent petition either for a confirmation of the election, or a sequestration of the revenues. The suit has been already brought before the abbot of Waleden and his colleagues, and afterwards before S. cardinal of St. Mary's in Trastevere. Otherwise the cause is to be remitted to Rome, notwithstanding the letters obtained by the prior and convent of Canterbury to the abbot of Battle and others, concerning the archbishop's claims at Rochester.
6 Kal. Aug.
Rieti.
(f. 182.)
Mandate to the same to hear the cause between the prior and convent of Rochester and the archbishop of Canterbury, in regard to a certain portion of the victuals of the convent, called the gift (exemium) of St. Andrew, with which the bishop or the prior and brethren in his absence are to regale the poor on the feast of that saint. The archbishop has seized this, during a vacancy together with other episcopal goods, as if it belonged specially to the bishop, disregarding precedent and appeal, and despoiling their towns and killing animals, so that they were forced to bring the matter before a secular court, which decided against them. But as the matter belongs to the ecclesiastical courts they pray the pope to declare the said sentence to have been given by a non-competent judge, and to order satisfaction to be made to them. If this mandate be not carried out within four months, the cause is to be remitted to the pope.
4 Kal. Aug.
Rieti.
(f. 182d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to desist from attempting to subject to himself the abbot and monks of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, contrary to the liberties granted to them by popes; otherwise the pope orders the master of Sempingham, the prior of Holy Trinity, London, and the archdeacon of Sudbury to summon him personally or by proctor to Rome, to answer to the pope in regard to the above.
3 Id. Aug.
Rieti.
(f. 183d.)
Declaration to the convent of Canterbury that their consent to the archbishop's appointment of a prior shall not prejudice their right to elect.
Ibid. Indult to the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, that they shall not be summoned to a court distant more than two days’ journey from their monastery in regard to their property within that distance, unless special mention of this indult be made in the papal letters.
2 Id. Aug.
Rieti.
(f. 184d.)
Mandate to the chapter of Rouen to receive and obey as their bishop William de Dunelmo, archdeacon of Calais, elected by some of them.
12 Kal. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 187d.)
Exhortation to the king of England not to be disturbed by the pope's letter, sent by the King's envoys, Master Simon de Estelant and Peter Sarraceni, a Roman citizen, in answer to his petition for a legate, which the pope delays to grant.
Ibid. Monition to the bishop elect of Valence to comply with the request of the king, who desires his presence, his envoys, Master Simon de Estelant and P. Sarraceni, having signified the same to the pope.
10 Kal. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 188.)
Indult to J. de Ferentino, papal chamberlain, archdeacon of Norwich, to visit his archdeaconry by his official or vicar, and to receive the proceeds.
Ibid.
(f. 188d.)
Mandate to the abbots of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, and Battle, and the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, to permit no one to molest the archdeacon of Norwich in regard to the above indult.
11 Kal. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 189d.)
Indult to Henry de Welles, of noble birth, clerk of the archbishop of Canterbury, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls, that which he has being of the value of 10 marks.
8 Id. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 191d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Glasgow, Dunblane, and Brechin, on the intimation of the dean and chapter of Dunkeld, to enquire into the postulation of canon Geoffrey as bishop, whose dispensation on account of illegitimacy does not extend to a bishopric. If they find that the postulation is canonical, they are to extend the dispensation, and cause due obedience and reverence to be paid to him, and to consecrate him, afterwards receiving his oath of fealty according to the form sent under the pope's bull, and sending to the pope his oath under their seal. Otherwise they are to cause a canonical election to be made. [Theiner, 33.]
7 Kal. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 193.)
Faculty to the bishop of Lincoln to grant dispensations to two of his clerks to hold an additional benefice apiece.
6 Kal. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 193.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury and his suffragans, on the king's petition, to celebrate the feast of St. Edward in all their churches.
Ibid.
(f. 193d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to take satisfaction from the king of England, enjoin on him a penance, and absolve him from the sentence of excommunication which he fears he has incurred by assisting the count of Toulouse with money.
Ibid. Indult to the king that by the clause quidam alii when used in papal letters and citations to citizens of London, they shall not be summoned to a distance of more than ten day's journey from their diocese, nor more than three or four day's journey by conservatorie. This indult is to hold good for three years.
Ibid. Inhibition, addressed to the same, forbidding the use of apostolic letters and the clause quidam alii for purposes of extortion, and condemning transgressors in costs and damages.
Ibid.
(f. 194.)
Inhibition addressed to the same, that persons of the isle of Oleron summoned under papal letters to a distant court shall not be treated as contumacious if they do not present themselves, nor the island on that account put under an interdict.
6 Kal. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 195d.)
Mandate to the dean of Wells, the archdeacon of Berkshire, and Master Clement, canon of Salisbury, to compel the abbot and convent of Montebourg, in the diocese of Coutances, to relax the oath of celibacy which they made R. a layman, take, on letting to him for life the manor of Wolvelee; the oath being illegal, and he unable to remain celibate.
14 Kal. Jan.
Terni.
(f. 211.)
Mandate to the bishop and treasurer of Chichester to revoke what has been done by the archdeacon of Canterbury and his official to the prejudice of R. rector of Clive, since he set out for Rome, and to compel the said archdeacon and his official to appear in person or by agent, with all documents and arguments in the case, within four months, they having pretended to exercise jurisdiction during the voidance of the see of Canterbury over the church of Clive which is in the diocese of Rochester, excommunicating the rector, condemning him in costs of 200l. and treating him with great injustice.
1237.
Non. Jan.
Terni.
(f. 213d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Chichester, the bishop elect of Valence, living in England, and the abbot of St. Augustine's Canterbury, to cite the archbishop of Canterbury and William de Plessi to appear at Rome in the suit of Master Robert de Glovernia, who states that when collation was made to him by the pope of the church of Einesford, the official of Canterbury, on the king's presentation, thrust into it William de Plessi, already holding without papal dispensation many benefices with cure of souls, on which Robert obtained letters from the pope to the bishop of Worcester and his colleagues. Meanwhile the archbishop of Canterbury turned out W. de Plessi and put in Master William de Cerneia, of illegitimate birth, and not dispensed; who was thereupon cited before the said judges, but the king inhibited the process, as two of them have informed the pope, and their messengers, on presenting the citation to W. de Cerneia, were wounded. Also Robert makes complaint against the archbishop, that on his obtaining papal letters to the said archbishop against certain Jews in regard to immoderate usury demanded from him and his brothers William and Philip, who have taken the cross, the archbishop refused to accept the letters, and denied him access to his court.
5 Id. Jan.
Terni.
(f. 216.)
Indult to the prior and convent of Christ Church, Canterbury, to hold to their uses the church of Sesautre of their patronage, a perpetual vicar's portion being reserved, in consideration of the expenses incurred by them during the past seven years in archiepiscopal elections and other matters.
9 Kal. Feb.
Terni.
(f. 222.)
Confirmation to Master Elias Bernardi, canon of York, of the foundation and endowment by him of an altar in the said church, in honour of the Blessed William, archbishop, at which a daily mass for the dead is to be said by a specially appointed chaplain elected by the vicars and instituted by the dean and chapter, a yearly rent of 10 marks from lands, houses, and other goods being assigned to him, and a yearly gift of 1s. to be made to each of the vicars on the anniversary of the founder's death.
2 Id. Feb.
Terni.
(f. 230.)
Mandate to the archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, deans, archdeacons, and other prelates in England, Wales, and Ireland, to receive with all reverence O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere as legate de latere, and obey his orders. [Theiner, 33.]
Id. Feb.
Terni.
(f. 230.)
Similar letter to the king.
Ibid. Intimation to the king that the pope has ordered O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere to enjoin him to revoke alienations which he has made contrary to his coronation oath, any other oath to the contrary notwithstanding.
Ibid. Concurrent letter to O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, empowering him to revoke the said alienations.
Ibid. Similar letter to the same, ordering him to enjoin the king to revoke the said alienations.
5 Kal. Mar.
Terni.
(f. 233.)
Mandate to the archbishops of Bordeaux and Auch, and the bishop of Bazas, to announce that Henry de Trobavilla, the king's senechal in Gascony, and all others in Oleron and the neighbouring parts who take the cross, are to have the same indulgence and privilege as other crusaders.
18 Kal. Feb.
Terni.
(f. 235d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Winchester and Masters J. Romanus, subdeacon of York, and W. de Sancte Marie Ecclesia, canon of London, on the complaint of Master Martin de Summa, papal subdeacon, rector of Domercham, touching a cause between him and the bishop of Salisbury, the abbot and convent of Glastonbury, and W. de Mereton, clerk of the diocese of Salisbury about the chapel of Mereton, committed successively to the dean of Exeter and his fellow judges, the chancellor of Wells and his colleagues, J. archdeacon of Norwich, Haimo de Raddenchate, rector of Massingham, and others, and in which sentences of suspension, interdict, and excommunication have been obtained against the bishop and the secular arm invoked against Master Martin. They are to liberate the latter, enforce the sentence of excommunication against the bishop, and cite him to Rome.

11 Gregory IX.

9 Kal. April.
Viterbo.
(f. 271.)
Mandate to O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to bring about a peace between the kings of England and Scotland. [Theiner, 34.]
6 Kal. April.
Viterbo.
(f. 271.)
Exhortation to the king of England to listen to the counsel of O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere in regard to the complaint he has against the king of Scotland. [Theiner, 34.]
Non. April.
Viterbo
(f. 273)
Mandate to the bishop of Dunkeld, the abbot of Holy Rood, and the prior of Scone, to collect the whole ecclesiastical income of Patrick, clerk of the diocese of Glasgow, and pay it over to the bishop and chapter of Glasgow until satisfaction is made, deducting reasonable expenses, he having, when their proctor at Rome, defrauded them to the amount of over 1,800 marks, besides usuries and accessions. [Theiner, 34.]
11 Kal. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 277d.)
Mandate to O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to mediate between the archbishops of Canterbury and York, who, on account of the question of carrying the cross, which is still unsettled, cannot come together to the royal councils (regiis colloquiis), their absence being to the prejudice of the king and realm.
Ibid. Mandate to the same to prolong the truce between the kings of France and England, notwithstanding any oath taken to the contrary, compelling by ecclesiastical censures all persons, except the kings themselves, to desist from hindering the truce.
3 Kal. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 279.)
Mandate to O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, to hear the cause in which Thomas, rector of St. Nicholas, Warwick, declares that the church has been usually given to one parson, and that the canons of St. Mary's, in the same town, took on themselves to part it into three, appointing three rectors; two of these portions being at length void, he demanded of the late bishop of Worcester to have the church restored to its original state, as formerly settled in provincial council that in a church having more parsons than one the portion of one deceased should go to the survivor, and appealed to the pope; but the bishop conferred these portions as he pleased on others; Thomas, therefore, has petitioned that the church be restored to its condition as determined by the said constitution.
16 Kal. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 279d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of York to correct abuses at Beverley. F. the provost complains that when the necessaries of life were cheap, by improvident management the provosts ministered immoderate commons to the canons, chaplains, clerks, and ministers, from the goods of the provostship in the refectory of Bedern; and now that things are much more dear, and the Church has had some of its goods stolen, and itself attacked in rights and liberties, the absurdity arises that the same supply of food is continued to the extent of giving as much flesh and fish to one as would suffice for three or more; the goods of the provostship are wasted, and the liberties and rights of the church are undefended, the office of provost is carried on at a loss, and while others abound he is in want; the canons sell the broken meat that ought to be given to the poor, and spend the money ill.
4 Non. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 280d.)
Indult to the bishop of Worcester that he shall not be summoned to any court except that of the cardinal legate, in regard to plaintiffs within the realm.
Ibid. Mandate to O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, to take cognisance of all causes in which the bishop of Worcester is concerned, he being ready to accept the legate's jurisdiction.
3 Kal. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 280d.)
Dispensation to Robert de Sanctes, chaplain to the king's son, that he may hold another benefice with cure of souls in addition to that which he has, value not exceeding 10 marks.
Non. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 281.)
Mandate to O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, to correct and reform whatever is necessary in the Scottish church, which does not recognise the Roman Church as its sole mother and metropolitan; and giving him full powers as legate in that kingdom. [Theiner, 34.]
3 Non. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 281d.)
Licence to the same to grant to fit persons three benefices in England of those which, being void, have lapsed to the apostolic see.
Ibid. Licence to the same to grant dispensations to six fit persons in England to hold two benefices with cure of souls.
6 Id. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 281d.)
Request and exhortation to the king of Scotland to receive the legate with honour, he having been sent to visit the Scottish Church as well as the English. [Theiner, 35.]
Non. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 282d.)
Faculty to the archbishop of York to grant to three of his clerks, being legitimate, dispensations to hold two benefices apiece with cure of souls.
2 Non. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 283.)
Licence to the bishop of Durham to place certain clerks of his diocese, who have become old, weak, and blind, in a house together, and to assign to them the tithe of his mills for their support.
Non. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 283.)
Dispensation to H. de Grai, clerk, at the request of his uncle the archbishop of York, in consideration of his proficiency in learning and arts, to hold one benefice with cure of souls, which, however, is not to be neglected.
5 Id. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 285.)
Indult to the archbishop of Canterbury that those to whom papal mandates are addressed ordering provision to be made to them of benefices in England or in the diocese or province of Canterbury, shall not be so provided from benefices in his gift unless special mention be made of this indult.
8 Id. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 285d.)
Licence to the same to enforce his right of visiting churches, secular and religious, of his province, certain prelates and religious having presumed to oppose his jurisdiction.
Ibid. Mandate to Otho cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, not to suffer the archbishop of Canterbury and his church to be molested in regard to papal, royal and other liberties and immunities which they enjoy; provided that the prior and convent of Rochester be not harassed on the authority of the present letters about the election of the bishop and the gift of St. Andrew.
5 Id. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 287.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Trondhjem to induce his suffragan, the bishop of Orkney, to resign his see on account of paralysis, which has lasted many years.
Non. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 288.)
Faculty to the bishop of Worcester to grant to three of his clerks being legitimate, dispensations to hold two benefices apiece with cure of souls.
Id. May.
Viterbo.
(f. 289d.)
Indult to the same that those to whom papal mandates are addressed, ordering provision to be made to them of benefices in England, the province of Canterbury, or the diocese of Worcester, shall not be so provided from benefices in his gift unless special mention is made of this indult, the bishop having only sixteen such benefices.
3 Id. June.
Viterbo.
(f. 299.)
Mandate to the bishops of Glasgow and Dunkeld on the proposition of the bishop of Dumblane, that nearly all the goods of that church, after a voidance of the see for more than a hundred years, are occupied by seculars, and the rest since alienated by successive bishops, that the see has been again void for ten years. The present bishop finds no place to lay his head, there is no chapter, and but one rural chaplain in a church without a roof. They are to visit the church, and, if it can be done without grave scandal, to assign to the bishop a fourth of the tithes of all parish churches in the diocese, so that he may assign some to the dean and canons to be appointed by the above bishops of Glasgow and Dunkeld. If not, the fourth part of the said tithes held by seculars being assigned to the bishop, the see is to be transferred to the monastery of canons regular of St. John, in the said diocese; the canons for the future having power to elect the bishop.
[Theiner, 35.]
16 Kal. July.
Viterbo.
(f. 302.)
Mandate to Otho cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to call and examine witnesses, and, with consent of the parties, to hear and determine the cause between Simon, a monk, Master Th. clerk of the convent of Norwich, and Master William de Kilkenny, the king's clerk, in regard to the business of the election of the prior of Norwich to be bishop of that see. If this is not done, the cause is to be remitted to the pope.
Ibid. Articles objected against the bishop elect of Norwich. Amongst other things against the prior and bishop elect, on which witnesses are to be heard, are that he is of servile condition; and that, on the witness of his daughter, it appears that he is not continent. Also that both the elect and his electors are guilty of simony in buying from the abbot of Borrepos the patronage of the churches of Baweburk, Himingham, and Costeshei. Also that they are guilty of simony in receiving certain persons as monks of their church for money.
10 Kal. July.
Viterbo.
(f. 303d.)
Mandate to O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to annul the sentence given by the prior of Bolton and his fellow judges against the bishop of Lincoln, who had removed the prior of St. Frideswide's, accused of incontinence, the bishop being condemned in costs of 140 marks, and to suspend and cite the said judges to appear before the pope.
17 Kal. Aug.
Viterbo.
(f. 307d.)
Mandate to the same to free the sisters of the monastery of Cornbury, in the diocese of Hereford, from the observance of of the order of the Hospitallers, and to allow them to profess the rule of St. Augustine, the Hospitallers having for five years put difficulties in the way of their doing this.
12 Kal. Aug.
Viterbo.
(f. 307d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Killaloe and Ardagh, and the abbot of St. Thomas's, Dublin, to summon the parties and, hearing them, make a full report to the pope on the cause between the archbishop of Armagh and the bishop of Clogher relating to the confirmation of the election of N. then prior of Mellifont, to be bishop of Clogher, procured by some married clerks of that church and one canon regular in secular garb, in contempt of the dean, precentor, and chancellor of the same church; which cause has been already successively heard on appeal by the archbishop of Tuam and the abbot of St. Mary of Kenles.
[Theiner, 35.]
Non. Aug.
Viterbo.
(f. 314.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, of a grant made by Gilbert the Marshal of England, earl of Pembroke, to the monastery of St. Mary de Gloria, of the order of Flora, in the diocese of Anagni, of the patronage of the church of Whitlege in the diocese of Winchester. The earl's charter, addressed to the pope, is dated London, in the house of the hospital of Runchivalle, Thursday before the feast of St. Luke, 1236.
2. Kal. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 314.)
Monition and mandate to the bishop and chapter of Winchester to grant the said above church to the said monastery, and give letters patent to D. monk and proctor thereof, bearer of these presents.
7 Kal. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 314.)
Mandate to O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to receive the resignation of the rector of the above church and make provision to him of some other; granting the said church to the uses of the monastery according to the above confirmation, and, after deducting a vicar's allowance, assigning it to D. monk and proctor of the monastery.
7 Kal. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 314d.)
Letter to G[ilbert] the Marshal of England, earl of Pambroc, thanking him for the donation he has made of the patronage he had in the church of Whitlege, and returning to him cancelled the other letters patent by which the donation was made to the pope.
Ibid. Thanks the archbishop of Canterbury for his promise conveyed to the pope by Master Bernard de Setia, papal writer, to assign, without delay to D. proctor of the monastery of St. Mary de Gloria, Anagni, in place of a pension of 50 marks due from him to the said monastery, two churches in his gift now void of the same value, deducting vicar's stipends, and desires him to do so without delay.
Ibid. Mandate to the chapter of Canterbury to give letters patent, stating their consent to the above, to the said D.
Ibid. Monition and mandate to the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, to grant new letters patent conveying the patronage they had in the church of Littleburn to the monastery of St. Mary de Mirteto, of the order of Flora, whose proctor, D. the bearer of these presents, will return to them to be cancelled their former letters patent, which were brought to the pope by J. de Ferentino, papal chamberlain.
7 Kal. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 314d.)
Mandate to Master B. de Setia, papal writer, to receive the letters patent from the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, by which they give their patronage of Littleburn to the monastery of St. Mary de Monte Mirteto; and on receiving the resignation of the rector to make provision to him of another benefice, and to assign the above church to D. proctor of the monastery.
2 Kal. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 315.)
Monition and mandate to the prior and convent of Norwich of the patronage of the church of Trillawe, to ratify the grant by the abbot and convent of Battle, the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Ascentius, Anagni, and to give letters patent to the proctor of the said monastery, bearer of these presents.
2 Non. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 315.)
Mandate to O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to receive the resignation of the rector of the above church, and make provision to him of some other; granting the said church to the uses of the monastery, according to the confirmation given below, and, after deducting a vicar's allowance, assigning it to the proctor of the monastery.
Ibid. Letter to the abbot and convent of Battle, thanking them for their donation of the patronage they had in the church of Trillawe, and returning to them cancelled the other letters patent by which the donation was made to the pope.
2 Non. Aug.
Viterbo.
(f. 315.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, of a grant made by Ralph, abbot, and the convent of Battle, of their patronage in the church of Trillawe to the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Ascentius, Anagni. The grant is dated 4 Kal. Dec., 1236.
3 Id. Aug.
Viterbo.
(f. 315.d.)
Confirmation, with exemplication, to the abbot and convent of St. Martin de Monte, Viterbo, of the grant made by king Henry of his patronage in the church of Holcham, in the diocese of Norwich. The king's letters are dated by Ralph bishop of Chichester, the king's chancellor, Winchecumbe, 13th Aug., in the 17th year of his reign, and witnessed by P. bishop of Winchester, S. de Segrave justiciar of England, Brian de Insula, Ralph son of Nicolas, P. de Drivall, Richard de Grai, John de Grai, Amauric de Sancto Amando, Bartholomew Peche, Geoffrey de Cauç, and others. The letters of Pandulph bishop elect of Norwich, papal legate, are dated Rading, 3 Ides April, in the third year of Honorius III., and are followed by letters of William prior of Norwich and the convent attesting the above.
8 Kal. Sept.
Viterbo.
(f. 316.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Dublin, the bishop of Meath, and the archdeacon of Cenon, in the diocese of Meath, to cause by ecclesiastical censure, to be faithfully observed the peace made between Maurice son of Gerold, Walter de Lasci, Richard de Burgo, Walter de Riddelford, and other barons of Ireland of the one part, and Gilbert the Marshal, earl of Pembroke, and his brothers Walter and Anselm, of the diocese of Derry, of the other, by the mediation of the king and prelates and nobles of Ireland. Some of the parties have taken the cross, and others would do so, but they fear this peace being broken in their absence. [Theiner, 37.]
Non. Sept.
Viterbo.
(f. 324d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Glasgow to make provision of a fitting benefice in Scotland to Master Peter, chamberlain of R. cardinal of St. Mary's in Cosmedin.
12 Kal. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 331.)
Mandate to Otho cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, on petition of the dean and chapter of Cashel, stating that, the see being void, they begged of the justiciary of Ireland, acting as viceroy, licence to elect or postulate and archbishop, and, on being refused, postulated the bishop of Killaloe, to which postulation the king refused to consent. The pope orders the cardinal to verify the above statement, and, if he finds that the postulation was made canonically, to induce the king to consent to it, and by letters patent to provide that such consent shall not be to the king's prejudice; also to free the archibishop elect from the tie by which he is bound to the see of Killaloe, and place him in that of Cashel. Otherwise, the cardinal is to cause election or postulation to be made. [Theiner, 37.]
3 Kal. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 336.)
Mandate to the bishop of Winchester to preach a crusade, offer indulgences, commute vows, and protect the property of those who have gone to the assistance of the empire of Constantinople, the destruction of which would bring about schisms, hinder the Holy Land subsidy, give rise to heretics, and endanger the position of Latins living in the East, Vatacius having already destroyed many cities; and the hatred of Greeks against Latins being greater than of the Pagans, the loss of the Holy Land may follow.
4 Non. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 336.)
To the archbishops, bishops, and other prelates of England, and their chapters, granting pardon of their sins to those who send soldiers or other assistance to the Eastern Empire, according to the counsel of the bishop of Winchester and the bishop elect of Valence.
7 Kal. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 336.)
Mandate to the chapter of Canterbury to give letters patent to the proctor of the monastery of St. Mary de Gloria, Anagni, consenting to the grant made to that house of two benefices, now void, in the gift of the archbishop, a vicar's portion being reserved.
2 Id. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 336d.)
Grant to the abbot and convent of St. Mary de Monte Mirteto, of the order of Flora, of the church of Littleburn, in the diocese of Canterbury, void by the death of Laurence, late rector; and of the patronage of the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, who, by letters patent, have granted it to the pope; a vicar's portion being reserved.
Id. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 336d.)
Mandate to O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to assign the said church to Deodatus monk and proctor of the said monastery. [Monasticon, i. 237.]
1238.
Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 336d.)
Mandate to the priors of St. Saviour's, in the diocese of Winchester, and of the Holy Trinity and St. Bartholomew's, London, not to suffer the prioress and convent of Haliwelles, in the diocese of London, to be molested in regard to the grant made to them by St. Hugh, bishop of Lincoln, with the consent of the rector and patron of the church of Welleues, to take effect on the death or resignation of the rector, a pension of 5 marks being therefrom meanswhile assigned to them.
5 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 352.)
Commission to the bishop of Coventry to do as he shall see fit in regard to the receiving of the archdeaconry of Stafford by Master Robert de Stafford, together with two benefices having cure of souls, which he now holds.
5 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 352d.)
Confirmation to the prior and convent of Canterbury of the ancient custom and special concession of St. Thomas the Martyr, and granted also by archbishop Edmund, that the suffragans of that see shall not be consecrated elsewhere than in the cathedral without the consent of the chapter.
10 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 358.)
Mandate to O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to grant a dispensation to the archdeacon of Meath, who is the son of a priest, tha the may be elected to a bishopric in Ireland.
10 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 360.)
Mandate to the king of England to procure the revocation of those alienations that he has improvidently made to prelates churches, and other great men of the realm, notwithstanding any oaths or instruments that bind him not to do so. [Fœdera.]
Ibid. Mandate to O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to induce the king to do this.
Ibid. The like to the archbishops, bishops, and prelates of the realm, ordering them to enjoin the king to obey the legate.
5 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 360.)
Mandate to Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicesser, not to set out for the Holy Land until he receives a special mandate from the pope, his presence and counsels being very necessary to the safety of England, now surrounded by enemies, otherwise he shall not have the indulgence granted to crusaders.
Ibid. The like to R. earl of Cornwall.
Ibid. The like to William de Longespeie, earl of Salisbury
10 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 360.)
Mandate to Otho cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to induce those concerned in the revocation of alienations made by the king to come to some amicable composition.
5 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 360d.)
Licence to the same, on petition of the king, to grant such dispensation as he shall see fit to William de Ralega, treasurer of Exeter, that he may hold a plurality of benefices, with cure of souls.
4 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 360 d.)
Similar licence to the same, on petition of the king, in favour of Robert de Lexinton, canon of Salisbury, and William de Eboraco, canon of York.
5 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 360d.)
Mandate to the same that if he cannot, without scandal, proceed against pluralist clerks in England whose relations are powerful, he is for the present to let them alone.
8 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 360d.)
Licence to the same, on petition of Simon Montfort, earl of Leicester, to grant such dispensation as he shall see fit to Master Robert de Valentiis, the earl's clerk, to hold two benefices with cure of souls.
6 Non. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 362d.)
Licence to the same to grant such dispensation as he shall see fit to Master W. de Kilkenni, canon of Salisbury, the king's clerk, that he may hold a plurality of benefices with cure of souls.
3 Non. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 363.)
Mandate to the same, to take proceedings according to the contents of papal letters to the bishops of Annadown and Clonfert, and the abbot of Parvacella, in the diocese of Annadown, in regard to the bishop of Limerick, who, in the time of pope Honorius and now, has been found to be illegitimate, simoniacal, and unlearned; he has also refused to undergo inquiry at the hands of the above bishops and abbot.
[Theiner, 37.]
5 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 363d.)
Indult to the abbot and convent of Peterborough, that they shall not be compelled by papal letters to make provision of benefices to clerks, unless special mention be made in them of this indult.
Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 363d.)
Mandate to the priors of St. Edmunds and St. Mary's, Huntingdon, and the treasurer of Lincoln, not to suffer the abbot and convent of Peterborough to be molested on account of certain papal letters. It appears that by papal letters the church of Castre in their gift has been conferred on Master Robert de Sumercot, papal subdeacon and auditor of papal litere contradicte, and they are also compelled by the bishop of Lincoln to make provision to H. clerk, by reason of other letters addressed to him. Other papal letters have been obtained by J. son of the late John de Berico, an Italian, and Nicholas, an Englishman, of the diocese of Lincoln, clerks, addressed respectively to the bishop elect of Valence, now in England, and to the archdeacon of Buckingham and his colleagues, in regard to benefices, about which J. and Nicolas are harassing the said abbot and convent; although in these letters it is not expressly granted that provision is to be made of their benefices, they having already by papal mandate made provision to others.
15 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 366d.)
Mandate to O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, on petition of Philip de Sydeham, priest, rector of Lilleford, kinsman of W. de Ralega, treasurer of Exeter, the king's servant, to grant such dispensation as he shall see fit to the said Philip that he may hold one other benefice with cure of souls.
13 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 370d.)
Mandate to the prior and convent of Rochester to pay due reverence and obedience to Master Richard, rector of Brumlei, elected by them to that see, whose election the pope has confirmed.
Ibid. Mandate to the abbot of Leçnes (Lesnes) in the diocese of Rochester and the chancellor and the treasurer of St. Paul's, London, to induct Master Richard, rector of Brumlege, bishop elect, and confirmed, into possession of the temporalities of the church of Rochester.