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Lateran Regesta 794: 1479

Pages 659-663

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 13, 1471-1484. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1955.

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Lateran Regesta, Vol. DCCXCIV. (fn. 1)

8 Sixtus IV.

De Diversis.

1479.
6 Kal. Aug.
(17 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 88r.)
To John Walker, clerk, of the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to him, who is an acolyte and in or about his eighteenth year, to receive and retain for life henceforth (ex nunc) any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches, etc., and to resign them, etc., and also, as soon as he attains his twentysecond year, to be ordained priest. Vite etc. [1¾ pp.]
9 Kal. Sept.
(24 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 95r.)
To Richard Nakis alias Trenakis, a canon of the monastery of SS. Mary and Petrok, Bodmin (Bodmynye), O.S.A., in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to receive and retain 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, etc. Religionis zelus, vite etc. [1 p.]
3 Kal. Aug.
(20 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 106v.)
To John Asku alias Askue, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, Dispensation to receive and retain for life, etc., as above, f. 88r. Vite etc. [1½ pp.]
8 Id. Aug.
(6 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 137r.)
To Robert Farforth, rector of Normanton in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church any one other benefice, and if he resign that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches, etc., and to resign them, etc. Vite etc. [2 pp.]
4 Non. Aug.
(2 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 138r.)
To John Chestyr, a canon of the monastery of SS. Peter and Paul, Taw[n]ton, O.S.A., in the diocese of Bath and Wells, bachelor of decrees. Dispensation to him (whom the pope lately dispensed to receive and retain any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if it were a parish church, etc., and to resign it, etc., and who is a priest, and in virtue of the said dispensation holds the parish church of Langryg in the said diocese), to receive and retain for life with the said church any one other benefice, etc., as above, f. 137r., mutatis mutandis. Religionis zelus, litterarum scientia, vite etc. [2¾ pp.]
13 Kal. July.
(19 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 153r.)
To William Stauvell, rector of Barlee in the diocese of London, M.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church any one other benefice, etc., as above, f. 137r. Litterarum etc. [1¾ pp.]
9 Kal. June.
(24 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 164v.)
To John Scacte (?), knight, of the diocese of Canterbury. Dispensation, on account of a grave disease which is made worse by fasting, so that by the advice of a physician and a discreet confessor he shall not be bound to observe fasting or abstinence in Lent and at the Ember Seasons, and on the vigils of the feasts of Our Lord and St. Mary the Virgin and the Apostles and other saints, provided that in lieu of such fasting he shall do some other works of piety as ordered by the said confessor. Sincere deuotionis affectus. [1 p.]
13 Kal. Aug.
(20 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 212r.)
To Richard Warde, perpetual chaplain called a chantry priest (fn. 2) at the altar of All Saints in the parish church of St. Andrew at the place vulgarly called Baynardes Castell, (fn. 2) London. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said chaplaincy, which has cure, any one other benefice etc., as above, f. 137r. Vite etc. [1¾ pp.]
Prid. Non.
July.
(6 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 224r.)
To Robert Lynkfeld, rector of Polsted in the diocese of Norwich. The like, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. [1½ pp.—]
1478[–9].
Non. Jan.
(5 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 236v.)
To William Belle, a monk of the monastery of SS. Peter and Paul and St. Augustine near and without the walls of Canterbury, O.S.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life in titulum, with his monk's portion in the said monastery, of which he is a monk professed, any one other benefice, regular of the said order, or wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if it be a priory etc. or a parish church, etc., and to resign it, etc. Religionis etc. [1⅓ pp.]
1479.
4 Non. July.
(4 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 248v.)
To the bishop of London and the priors of Bowlton in Crawen and Browmhill, in the dioceses of York and Norwich. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of William Baron (fn. 3) of Hilton, layman, of the diocese of Durham, contained that when within the years of puberty, (fn. 4) and ignorant of the existence of any impediment to his marrying Marjory Bowis, mulier, of the same diocese, he contracted marriage with her and cohabited with her; that when he reached the years of puberty, and learned that he and the said Marjory were related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred, she brought him, for the purpose of having him declared her husband, before Thomas Pereson, acting as a clerk and as a competent judge between the parties, who, proceeding without cognizance of the merits of the case, promulgated an unjust definitive sentence by which he adjudged William to Marjory as her husband; that the said William appealed therefrom to the apostolic see, and obtained letters to the abbot of Alnewike and the priors of Tinmouth and Hestildesham, in the dioceses of Durham and York, in the matter of his appeal and the causes of the nullity of the whole process and the celebration of a divorce between the said parties, (fn. 5) and in virtue thereof caused the said Marjory to be summoned before the then abbot and priors in the said causes, who, proceeding lawfully in the said causes of appeal and divorce, by their definitive sentence declared that the said marriage was null, and that the said William and Marjory were free to contract marriage with other persons; that Marjory appealed from the said sentence to the said see, and that the pope, at William's instance, committed the appeal cause to John bishop of Nocera (Nucerin.), holding the place of a papal auditor; that after the said bishop was said to have proceeded in the cause of the later appeal, short of a conclusion, the pope, calling up the said appeal cause to himself, committed it, at Marjory's instance, to the bishop of Carlisle to hear it further and determine it; that the said bishop sub-commissioned William, abbot of St. Agatha's in the diocese of York, from whose proceedings (related at length) the said William Baron has appealed to the said see, and has petitioned the pope to commit this last appeal cause and the cause of the nullity of the whole process held before the said abbot William, etc., together with the principal matter, to be heard and determined by some upright men in those parts, etc.
The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above three to summon the said Marjory and others concerned, hear both sides and, taking cognizance also of the principal matter, decide what is canonical, without appeal, causing their decision to be observed by ecclesiastical censure. Humilibus etc. [2 pp. See the next following.]
1479.
4 Non. Aug.
(2 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 252v.)
To the same. (fn. 6) Mandate, as below. The recent petition of William Baron, etc., as in the preceding as far as ‘from whose proceedings (related at length) the said William Baron has appealed to the said see,’ and has obtained in the matter of his said last appeal letters of the pope to the above three. (fn. 7) Seeing, however, that after the said last appeal the bishop of Carlisle subcommissioned William, bishop of Durham, who, proceeding de facto, has promulgated an unjust definitive sentence in favour of the said Marjory and against the said William Baron, and has decreed execution thereof within the lawful period of appeal, the said William has again appealed to the said see, and has petitioned the pope to commit the cause of this later appeal, etc., and of the nullity of the whole process and sentence of the said bishop of Durham, and of the commission made to him, to some upright men in those parts. The pope, therefore, lest the content of the said cause be divided, (fn. 8) hereby orders the above three to summon the said Marjory and others concerned, hear both sides, (fn. 9) and decide what is canonical, without appeal, causing their decision to be observed by ecclesiastical censure. Humilibus etc. [2 pp.]
16 Kal. June.
(17 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 261v.)
To William Chauntre, archdeacon of Derby in the church of Lichfield, M.A. Dispensation, as below. The pope lately dispensed him to receive and retain for life with the parish church of Ilefordcomb in the diocese of Exeter one other benefice, or without the said church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches, etc., and to resign them, etc. The pope now dispenses him (who has resigned the said church, and holds the archdeaconries of Derby in the diocese of Lichfield and Leicester in the church of Lincoln, which are non-major dignities) to receive and retain for life with the said archdeaconries, etc., any third benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church, etc., and to resign it, etc., provided that of such three incompatible benefices not more than two be parish churches, etc. Litterarum etc. [2¼ pp.]
6 Kal. Aug.
(27 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 273r.)
Indult, as below. The recent petition of the dean and chapter of Salisbury contained that if the office of matins, which has been wont from of old to be celebrated in the said church by the canons and ministers thereof at midnight, were celebrated nightly at about the fifth hour after midnight, not only those who hold dignities in the said church and its canons and other ministers would come more safely and more willingly to the celebration of the said office, but also many laymen could more conveniently attend without so much danger from the misty and unwholesome air, which is wont to prevail in the said church, especially during the darkness of night, and the opportunity of evil-doing (for the darkness of night often furnishes the occasion) would be taken away, and the said office would be celebrated with more diligent care and with greater solemnity. (fn. 10) The pope, therefore, hereby grants indult to the said dean and chapter to celebrate in future for ever the said office nightly at about the fifth hour after midnight. Ad perp. rei mem. Cura pastoralis officii. [1 p.]

Footnotes

  • 1. On the back of the volume: Anno 8. Lib. 1.
  • 2. cantario nuncupato.
  • 3. MS. ‘Costell,’ but the spelling ‘Castell’ occurs in the text of the bull.
  • 4. The surname is declined: Willielmus Baro, Willielmi Baronis (also Baroni), and Willielmum Baronem.
  • 5. infra puberes annos.
  • 6. et dictus Willielmus super appellatione sua huiusmodi ac nullitatis tocius processus et diuortii inter easdem partes celebrandi causas apostolicas ad abbatemDunelmensis et Eboracensis diocesum litteras impetrasset.
  • 7. Here ‘Browmhyll.’
  • 8. i. e. the bishop of London and the priors of Bolton and Bromehill.
  • 9. ne continentia dicte cause diuidatur.
  • 10. Here without the clause ‘etiam de negocio principali cognoscentes legitime.’