Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 10, 1447-1455. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1915.
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Vatican Regesta, Vol. CCCLXXXIX. (fn. 1)
2 Nicholas V.
14 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To the archbishop of York. Mandate to dispense John Robynson, layman, and Agnes, relict of William Dryng, of his diocese, to marry, notwithstanding the impediment of spiritual relationship arising from the fact that William was godfather at the baptism of two children of John by another wife. Oblate etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xx. P. Sucius. H. Senstlebin [sic].) [In the margin: Ap(rilis.]|
6 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
|To John, cardinal priest of St. Balbina's. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Thomas, bishop of Bath and Wells contained that although there belonged to him, as bishop, all spiritual and ecclesiastical power and jurisdiction etc. over the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Glastonbury and its abbot and convent and all its monks and persons, as also over all its members, possessions etc. churches and chapels in the diocese, and all the inhabitants, parishioners, rectors, vicars etc. of the said members, possessions etc., churches and chapels; and especially the right of visiting the said monastery and its abbot and convent, and the said members etc. churches and chapels, and their said persons, and of exercising such visitation in person or by his officials, commissaries etc.; the right of correcting and punishing crimes and excesses of the abbot, convent and monks and the other said persons, and of making reformation; the right of proving wills and, in the case of those dying intestate, administering their goods; the right of augmenting vicarages and vicars’ portions of such of the said churches and chapels as have had perpetual vicarages instituted in them; the right of receiving reverence and honour by the ringing of bells from the said abbot and convent and monks and persons whenever he should arrive at, pass near or depart from the said monastery, churches, chapels etc., nevertheless abbot Nicholas and the convent have prevented him from exercising the said jurisdiction and rights, etc. Seeing that, as the said petition added, the present pope has given commission to the above cardinal to hear and decide divers causes which arose lately between the said bishop and abbot and convent (concerning jurisdiction and the right of correcting and punishing (fn. 2) crimes etc. of clerks and laymen within the bounds of the pretended archdeaconry of Glastonbury, and other matters), namely after they had been, by appeal of the abbot and convent, introduced to the Roman court, and after divers processes had been made and papal letters and commissions obtained; and seeing that the said bishop desires a speedy end of all the said causes etc., the pope, at the said petition, holding sufficiently expressed hereby his said commission and all other commissions granted by himself or Eugenius IV, and their consequences, and all causes pending in the matter, within or without the Roman court, and revoking the said causes, orders the above cardinal, in person or by other or others, to summon the said abbot and convent and others concerned, hear all the causes between the bishop and the abbot and convent and all others interested, and decide them without appeal, causing his decision to be observed by ecclesiastical censure. Humilibus supplicum votis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxiiii. A. de Magio. D. de Luca.) [In the margin: April(is). 3 pp. +. See above, p. 45.]|