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. CCCXCII. (fn. 2)
4 Nicholas V.
6 Id. Aug.
|To the bishops of Ely and Norwich and the abbot of St. John's, Colchester, in the diocese of London. Mandate, as below. It was recently set forth to the pope by William Gybbis, rector of Hungate, Norwich, (fn. 3) that the late James Siffe, a citizen of Norwich, a parishioner of the said church, bequeathed to the fabric of the Friars Preachers’ house of St. Dominic, Norwich, 40s. of English money, appointing as his executors Richard Sannys, a priest, and Thomas Freser, a layman, of Norwich, and the said rector; that the said executors paid 30s. to the prior and friars of the said house, and that the remaining 10s. were retained for the said rector for his canonical fourth; that the said prior and friars, claiming payment of the said 10s., brought the executors before divers judges in the court (in audiencia) of John, archbishop of Canterbury, and afterwards before the chancellor of the realm of England; that finally (after the said judges had proceeded, short, however, of a conclusion, and after the said executors had been acquitted (fn. 1) ), Thomas Crosse, a friar of the said order, alleging himself to be the proctor of the said prior and friars, and asserting that by special papal privilege they were exempt from paying the said fourth etc., appealed to the pope; and that the pope committed the appeal and the principal matter to the late Anthony Petri, then a papal chaplain and auditor of causes of the apostolic palace, who pronounced that the said cause had not lapsed to the Roman court, from which decision the said proctor or prior and friars did not appeal within the lawful time, as far at least as the said rector or his proctor has lawful cognisance. (fn. 2) At the said petition, which added that the cause can be dealt with more conveniently and with less expense to the said rector in England (in partibus) than in the said court, the pope hereby calls it up to himself and orders the above three to resume it, hear it further and decide it. Humilibus supplicum votis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxiiii. Ja. de Calvis. Constantinus.) [In the margin:Aug(usti). 1¾ pp.]|
|7 Kal. Sept.
|To Thomas Dekyn, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. Indult of plenary remission. [Registered briefly, with ‘Nicolaus etc.’ address and ‘salutem etc. Provenit in forma etc. semel in vita etiam in casibus reservatis et semel tantum in mortis articulo plenam remissionem etc. Datum … Anno Quarto’.] (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxv. Ja. de Calvis. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Aug(usti).]|
|Ibid.||To Richard Banaster and Joan Mollyng, of the diocese of York. Dispensation to marry, notwithstanding that they are related in the third and third degrees of kindred; offspring born, if any, and offspring to be born being hereby decreed legitimate. Etsi conjunctio matrimonialis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xx. H. Roleti. Constantinus.) [In the margin.Aug(usti).]|
|10 Kal. Sept.
|To John Cadbury, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Glastonbury, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Dispensation to hold for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx.H. Roleti. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Aug(usti).]|
7 Id. Nov.
S Maria Maggiore,
|To Walter Huntt, a Carmelite friar, S.T.M. Dispensation to him, a chaplain of John, cardinal priest of S. Balbina's, commonly called the cardinal of York, to hold for life a benefice with or without cure, secular or regular of any order, even if a dignity etc. or a parish church etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases; notwithstanding the constitutions of Otto and Ottobon, legates in England, etc. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. B. de Urbino. A. de Nepe. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin. No(vembris). See below, p. 119.]|
|17 Kal. Oct.
|To Thomas More, rector of Northope in the diocese of St. Asaph, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth and has studied seven years in theology in the university of Oxford, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, any one other, or if he resign it any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. (fn. 1) Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. Ja. de Calvis. H. Roleti.L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris).]|
|To Thomas Bark, (fn. 2) rector of Alsyngton (rectius Alfyngton) in the diocese of Exeter, bachelor of civil law (in legibus). Dispensation to him, who is a clerk of the household (hospicii) of Thomas Cortenay, earl of Devon, (fn. 3) to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 30l. sterling, whereof the said earl is the patron, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church etc., and to resign etc., as in the preceding; notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance [see above, p. 5] etc. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. l. Ja. de Calvis. H. Roleti. Ja. de Rizonibus.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris). 1⅓ pp.]|