Vatican Regesta 523: 1463

Pages 697-698

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 11, 1455-1464. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1921.

This free content was digitised by double rekeying and sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. All rights reserved.


In this section

Vatican Regesta. Vol. DXXIII. (fn. 1)

[Gracie] Expectative in Francia.

5 Pius II.

Prid. Non. May.
(6 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 59.)
To John Cossey, a Friar Preacher, of the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be held by secular clerks, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a chantry, rectory and an annual service or stipend, and of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (G. de Piccolominibus. xxx. N. Bregeon. Jo. de Veneriis.) [In the margin:Aprilis. 2/3 p. Attention is drawn to this wrongly registered bull by the word ‘Norwicen.’ in the margin of the Rubricella.]


  • 1. On the back of the volume is the usual modern red leather label, with: ’Pii ii. Expectat. Tom. iv,’ and on the bottom edge of the volume is the contemporary description: ‘iiiius. Expec. Var. Pii.’ There are 7½ pp. of Rubricelle, which are, with a few exceptions, very brief, as in the preceding three Registers, in this case without’ any heading. The contents of the volume are for the most part of the same nature as before, of the 4th year, but a few of the 5th, and mostly concerning benefices in France. In several cases, such as the above dispensation to John Cossey, due to the error of the registering scribe, the error is noted in the margin of the Rubricelle, with some such note as the usual: ‘Hic registrata per inadvertentiam registrantis.’ There are ff. i to ccccxxvii of text, at the end of which is the usual ‘Gaspar Blondus.’