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Lateran Regesta 157: 1410-1412

Pages 285-302

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 6, 1404-1415. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1904.

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Lateran Regesta, Vol. CLVII (fn. 1)

2 John XXIII (contd.)

De Diversis Formis

1411.
5 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 4d.)
To John Kelly, perpetual vicar of Tyntagel in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him—who has had papal dispensation, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he was ordained priest and obtained the above vicarage—to hold any mutually compatible benefices, of any number and kind, with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends and dignities, major or principal respectively, and elective, personatus or offices, with or without cure, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them, as often as he pleases, simply or for exchange. Vite ac morum.
16 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 14.)
Relaxation, during five years, of five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of Christmas, Circumcision, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension, Corpus Christi, and Whitsuntide, the Nativity, Annunciation, Purification and Assumption of St. Mary the Virgin, the Nativity of St. John Baptist, St. Giles and the dedication, and on All Saints, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair of the chapel of St. Giles, Abbot and Confessor, Shrewsbury, in the diocese of Lichfield. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
10 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 17d.)
To John, bishop of Ely. Faculty, at the recent petition of Andrew Modi, of Wymlyngton, layman, of his diocese, to absolve him, upon compensation, from the yoke of serfdom by which he is bound to the episcopal mensa. Sincere devocionis.
17 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 17d.)
To the archdeacon of Exeter. Mandate—at the recent petition of Henry Richard (sic), rector of Lanreythyow in the diocese of Exeter, containing that he married a virgin and had children by her; that after her death he obtained by authority of the ordinary the above church; that it is asserted that during their marriage his wife committed adultery, and that therefore he cannot retain his church nor have himself promoted to any holy orders; and that he was ignorant and still is, except by reason of such assertion, of his wife's adultery—if he find Henry to have been thus ignorant during the marriage, to declare him able to hold and retain his church and to be promoted to all such orders. Justis et honestis.
5 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 20.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Mandate to dispense William Wathe of Waltham and Helen Wall, of his diocese, to marry, notwithstanding that they are related in the fourth degree of kindred. Oblate nobis.
1412.
17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 20.)
To William de Faryngton, archdeacon of Brecknock in St. Davids, S.T.M. Indult for five years to visit his archdeaconry by deputy and receive moderate procurations in ready money. Devocionis tue probata sinceritas.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Volterra and London and the abbot of Westminster. Devocionis probata sinceritas dilecti filii. (De mandato.)
18 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 21.)
To John Wakeringe, archdeacon of Canterbury. The like indult to him, a clerk of the rolls of the chancery, at the petition also of king Henry. Sincere devocionis.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Siena, London, and Bath and Wells. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
1411.
8 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 23d.)
To Walter Colle, clerk, of the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him, who is in his twentieth year, to hold a benefice or office with cure or a dignity or personatus in a cathedral or collegiate church, provided that such dignity be not major or principal respectively, nor be elective. Vite ac morum.
Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 27.)
To Nicholas Brou[n]e, treasurer of Ferns. Dispensation to him, B.C.L., to hold for seven years with his said treasurership, which is a dignity with cure, value not exceeding 20 marks, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage or a dignity, major or principal respectively, and elective, personatus or office, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Within the said term he is, one of such two incompatible benefices being retained, to exchange the other for another compatible with the one retained; otherwise the latter is to be resigned. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
15 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 27d.)
To Adam Symond, subdean of Chichester. Dispensation to hold for seven years with his subdeanery, which is an office with cure (value not given), any other benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding. Vite etc.
Ibid.
(f. 28.)
To Edward Prentys, archdeacon of Essex in London, B.C.L. Dispensation to him, who holds the above archdeaconry, which is a dignity with cure, and the canonry and prebend of Stratford in Salisbury, to hold for seven years with his said archdeaconry any other benefice with cure, etc., as above, f. 27. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
5 Id. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 32d.)
Grant—at the recent petition of Thomas Polton, archdeacon of Taunton in Wells, containing that Boniface IX, by letters dated 2 Id. July anno 6 [1395], made provision to him of the said archdeaconry and the annexed prebend of Milverton in Wells, previously reserved to that pope, even if the archdeaconry were a dignity, not major, had cure and were elective, and dispensed him to hold with it for life another incompatible benefice, even if it had cure and were a dignity, elective, major in a cathedral or principal in a collegiate church, personatus or office, and to resign both as often as he pleased, simply or for exchange and hold instead two similar or dissimilar [in] compatible benefices; and that he is afraid of losing the said letters if called upon to show them—that the present letters shall suffice as proof of his said dispensation. Ad perp. rei mem. Sinceritas devotorum.
7 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 48d.)
To the abbot of St. Thomas the Martyr's without the walls, Dublin. Mandate—if he find, as the pope has learned, that, before his accession, the convent of the Augustinian priory of St. Mary, Holmpatriik, in the diocese of Dublin, upon its voidance by the death of John Randull, simoniacally elected Richard Brystow, a canon thereof, who obtained confirmation from the ordinary—to declare the election and confirmation null, and to remove Richard. Ad audienciam nostram. [See above, p. 280.]
3 Non. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 56.)
Confirmation, at the petition of the master or warden of the poor hospital of St. Nicholas, Pontefract, and of king Henry, of the appropriation to them by archbishop Henry of the parish church of Wath, value not exceeding 90 marks, that of the hospital not exceeding 120, by virtue of which appropriation the said master or warden, before the present pope's accession, took possession of the said church on its voidance as below. Exemplification is given of the letters—Ad divini nominis exaltacionem, of archbishop Henry, addressed to the master or warden of the said hospital, dated in the chapel of his castle or manor of Cawood, Thursday, 7 Aug., 1410, after the computation of the English church, indiction 3, 1 John XXIII, the third year of his own translation, in the presence, as witnesses, of Master Richard Pittes, canon of York, his chancellor, John Wodham, his registrar, John Torneton, perpetual vicar of Pontefract, bachelor of canon law, John Walton [and] John Beluas, clerks, notaries public, Richard Colhome, clerk, of the dioceses of Lincoln, Norwich and York, and others [not named]; and drawn up and attested on the above date, by Roger de Burton, clerk, of the diocese of York, notary public. The archbishop, at the petition of the said master or warden—containing that Robert Watirton, donsel, has given to the hospital his patronage of the churches of Wath and Goboerkirk in the dioceses of York and Lincoln,—with consent of the chapter of York appropriates to him and his successors and to the said hospital the said church of Wath. As compensation, a yearly cess or pension of 20s. is to be paid by him to the archbishop, or during voidance to the dean and chapter as guardians of the see, and of 6s. 8d. to the chapter, in equal portions at St. Martin's in winter and Whitsuntide. The master or warden may take possession of the church, already void by the free resignation of Thomas Toueton. There shall be a perpetual vicar, a resident secular priest, to be presented by the master or warden to the archbishop, or, during voidance, to the dean and chapter, for institution, whose portion shall consist of a manse (manso), with garden and houses sufficiently built for the habitation of the vicar at the cost, for this first time, of the said master or warden, within the manse of the rectory of Wath, to be clearly (apertis limitibus) divided from the residue of the said rectory manse. The said master or warden shall have the tithes of sheaves and hay and the mortuary rights (viua mortuaria) of the whole parish; all other tithes, oblations etc. shall belong to the vicar, together with three cartloads (carettis) of hay a year from the master or warden. The vicar shall bear all the ordinary burdens of the church of Wath, except only the re-building and repair, whenever necessary, of the chancel, and the above pensions; the master or warden bearing those and all extraordinary burdens, and being further bound to distribute 6s. 8d. yearly to the poor parishioners, in accordance with the royal statute on the subject [15 Ric. II, c. 6, conf. by 4 Hen. IV, c. 12]. The archbishop reserves the power to augment the vicarage if its portion do not extend to 20l. Ad fut. rei mem. Inter curas multiplices. [5 pp.]
4 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 58d.)
To William Lopynton, rector of Dalham in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to hold for ten years with Dalham, value not exceeding 40 marks, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., as above, f. 27. Vite etc.
5 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 59d.)
To Eudo Wythe, clerk, of the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who is of noble race and has the tonsure only, not to be bound for seven years, whilst studying in civil law or other faculty at an university, to have himself, on account of any benefice with cure or otherwise requiring holy orders, which he may obtain, promoted to the subdiaconate or other holy orders. Nobilitas generis, vite etc.
Ibid.
(f. 60.)
To Ralph Philipp, rector of Chelworth in the diocese of Bath and Wells, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for seven years with Chelworth, value not exceeding 15 marks, any other benefice with cure, even if a parish church etc. as above, f. 27. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
Ibid. To Thomas Tremayn, rector of Aveton Gyffard in the diocese of Exeter, B.C.L. Dispensation to hold for seven years with Aveton Gyffard, value not exceeding 90 marks, any other benefice etc., as in the preceding. Litterarum etc.
Ibid.
(f. 61.)
To Eudo Wythe, clerk, of the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who is of noble race, to hold for seven years two benefices with cure, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages, or dignities, major or principal respectively, and elective, personatus or offices, with or without cure, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign such benefices with cure, simply etc. as above f. 27, as far as the end. Nobilitas generis, vite etc.
14 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 65.)
To Master Richard Derham, canon of Salisbury, S.T M., papal notary. Dispensation to him—to whom the pope has lately made provision of canonries of York and Lincoln, with expectations of prebends and of a dignity, even if major, personatus or office, with or without cure, of one of them, and whom he has dispensed to hold such dignity, personatus or office with cure (curatum officium) together with his dignities etc. and other benefices with and without cure—to hold for life three other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages, or dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices, with or without cure, and elective, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them, as often as he pleases, for exchange or simply. Grata tue devocionis. (Pro notario.)
6 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 68.)
Relaxation of ten years and ten quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Odulphus the Confessor visit and give alms for the repair of his parish church of Pylaton in the diocese of Exeter, on which feast a multitude is wont to resort thither. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
19 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 69.)
Relaxation of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Michael in September visit and give alms for the completion of the church of the Augustinian monastery of St. Michael, Mayo, in the diocese of Tuam, for the completion of which church and monastery, newly built, the resources of the monastery are insufficient. Univ. etc. Etsi cuncte ecclesie.
18 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 69d.)
To the dean of Kilmacduagh. Mandate to receive or cause to the received as a canon of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Killagh (de Belloloco), in the diocese of Ardfert, Alan Olongsigh, clerk, of the diocese of Limerick, who has studied canon and civil law for four years at Oxford. Cupientes vitam ducere regularem. [See above, pp. 278, 279.]
17 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 73.)
To the bishop of Ely. Mandate—at the recent petition of John Colvile, knight, of his diocese, containing that formerly, in the chapel of St. Mary on the sea coast (supra costeram maris) in the town (villa) of Newoton in the said diocese, on a spot, not far from the sea, where formerly stood the old parish church of Newoton, which was destroyed by the sea, he founded a chantry for four chaplains, one being master or warden, and for certain clerks, and a hospital for ten poor, hard by the said chapel, in which chapel God has worked very many miracles; adding his desire that the newly founded parish church of Newoton, distant about one English mile (stadii miliaris) from the said chapel and in the gift of the bishop, may be appropriated to the said chantry; and asserting that he has laboured in divers places at his own expense for the restoration of unity in the universal church, which unity was afterwards made in the General Council at Pisa—to appropriate the said new church, value not exceeding 40 marks, to the said chantry, value not exceeding 30; so that, on the resignation or death of the present rector, the master, chaplains and clerks may take possession and cause the cure of the parishioners to be exercised by one of themselves, and mass and other divine offices to be celebrated therein. Humilibus et honestis. (De mandato.) [See above, p. 24.]
Ibid.
(f. 75.)
To Reginald Kentwood, archdeacon of London. Absolution and rehabilitation, on account of the following. Lately Master John Bremore, canon of London, a secretary of the present pope, and residentiary in the said church, in accordance with his right of presenting to the first void benefice in the common gift of the dean and chapter, named to the dean and chapter, before beginning his journey to the Roman court, for presentation to such benefice William Rose, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, his chaplain, adding the condition that William should be bound after obtaining such benefice to exchange it with John Holborne, rector of Action in the diocese of London, for that church, if required by Holborne to do so. After Bremore had begun his journey, on the voidance, by the death of Nicholas, of the church of St. Michael le Querne (ad Bladum), London, the above Reginald procured that William should not be presented thereto until he had bound himself to certain persons or creditors in the sum of 300l. to observe the said exchange; but after William, thus presented, had been instituted by the dean and chapter, and had obtained St. Michael's, upon his refusal to carry out the said exchange, he was by the said creditors and with Reginald's counsel and assent summoned before a secular judge, arrested and imprisoned. Reginald has since revoked the said contract as illicit and simoniacal, cancelled the said obligation, and obtained William's release. Sedes apostolica.
5 Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 78.)
To the prior of All Saints’ by Dublin. Mandate—at the recent petition of the Augustinian priors and convents of St. Mary's, Loueth, and Lantone Primi, and John Wythed, rector of Stabanan, in the diocese of Armagh and St. Davids, containing that the clergy of the diocese of Armagh have been hitherto wont to make among themselves a certain collection in money, to be paid to the temporal lord for their defence and for the defence of the churches and other ecclesiastical places in the diocese, which [collection] is unequally divided among the said clergy, so that the said priors, convents and rector, on account of their subject churches, are injured by such inequality, whence arise between them dissensions and scandals—to remove such inequality, and to make a fair taxation, in accordance with their means, of all the said churches and places in the said diocese for the purpose of the said contribution. Justis et honestis.
7 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 88.)
To Henry Bowet, canon of Hereford. Dispensation to him—who has had papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and a married woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold two compatible benefices, even if one were a canonry and prebend or a dignity, personatus or office, with or without cure, in a cathedral or collegiate church, and such dignity were principal in a collegiate church and were elective, and to resign them as often as he pleased, simply or for exchange, after which he was made a clerk and obtained the canonry and prebend of Moreton Parva in Hereford; who is in his twentyseventh year, and is a kinsman of Henry, archbishop of York —to hold any mutually compatible benefices, of any number and kind, even if canonries and prebends or dignities, major or principal respectively, and elective, personatus or offices, with or without cure, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
2 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 88d.)
To Alexander Cobbe, rector of Rynggesfeld in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who is M.A., to hold for seven years with Rynggesfeld, value not exceeding 10 marks, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc. as above, f. 27. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
15 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 89.)
To John Whytard, rector of Fordes in the diocese of Chichester, B.C.L. Dispensation to hold for seven years with Fordes (value not given) any other benefice etc. as in the preceding. Litterarum etc.
Ibid. To Nicholas Mockyng, subdean of Wells, B.C.L. Dispensation to him—who holds the subdeanery of Wells, which is an office with cure, the canonries and prebends of Siuenonune in St. Davids, Lanwenok in Landewerbrevey, and Wratling, Nynfeld and Hoo in the free chapel royal of Hasting, and the free chapel, without cure, of St. Edmund in Fulborn, in the dioceses of St. Davids, Chichester and Ely, and the mastership, which is an office without cure (simplex), of the chapel of Corpus Christi alias the college of St. Laurence de Pounteney, London—to hold for seven years with the said subdeanery and other benefices etc., as in the preceding. Litterarum etc.
4 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 91d.)
To the bishop of Soana (Suanen.) and the provost and official of Elphin. Mandate to cause to be admitted as a monk of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Boyle (de Buellio), in the diocese of Elphin, Thady Macdiarmada, clerk, of that diocese. Cupientes vitam ducere regularem. (Pro deo.)
4 Id. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 93d.)
To the archdeacon of Kilmore. Mandate, as below. The petition of Eneas Ocarbri, priest, of the diocese of Clogher, to Alexander V set forth that after obtaining papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold a benefice even with cure, he was received by authority of the ordinary as a canon of Clogher, and afterwards obtained by the same authority the rectory of Claenynis in the said diocese; that thereafter, resigning the said rectory, he obtained by the same authority that of Gabalum, called the rectory of Dartraigi, on its voidance by Henry Macconnluy obtaining by the same authority the rectory of Cluayneoys. Pope Alexander rehabilitated Eneas, requiring him to cease to be a canon of Clogher and to resign the said rectory of Gabalum, and ordered the bishop of Raphoe to collate and assign it to him, as being still void as above. The recent petition of Eneas to the present pope contained that although he presented the latter letters to bishop John, he has refused to execute them. The pope therefore orders the above archdeacon to do so. Dudum pro parte dilecti. [See above, p. 149.]
3 Id. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 99d.)
To the bishop of Meath. Mandate to receive from David de Penlyn, rector of Ardmulgan in his diocese, who is broken with age, his proposed resignation of the said church, and to collate and assign it to William Sylke, perpetual vicar of Delvyn in the same diocese, scholar of civil law, reserving to David a decent life pension from the fruits etc., the value of which does not exceed 40 marks; notwithstanding that William holds the said vicarage, the free chapel without cure of St. Nicholas, Carrik, in the diocese of Ferns, and the prebends of Molaghynan in Cashel and Ochtrath in Ossory, value altogether not exceeding 50 marks, and that the pope has recently dispensed him to hold for seven years with the said vicarage any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if etc. as above, f. 27. The bishop is to see that there be no simony. Apostolice sedis. [See f. 130d.]
Ibid.
(f. 101.)
To Robert Cornubii, rector of St. Peter's by the Pump (ad Fontem) in the suburb of the city of Lincoln. Indult to him—who lately, holding the said church, value not exceeding 6 marks, obtained a certain chantry without cure at the altar of St. Nicholas in the church of Lincoln, value not exceeding 8 marks, which by its foundation requires personal residence, and has held them together for two years and more—to hold them together for life, notwithstanding the said foundation and the statutes and customs of the church of Lincoln. Vite etc.
16 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 123d.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of seven years and seven quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of Christmas, Circumcision, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension, Holy Trinity and Corpus Christi, Whitsun day, the Nativity, Annunciation, Purification and Assumption of St. Mary the Virgin, the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the dedication, and on All Saints, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of the house of Holy Trinity, York, of the order of [St. Benedict, a cell of the abbey of] Marmoutier (Majoris monasterii). Univ. Christifid etc. Licet is.
8 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 123d.)
To William Howden, clerk, of the diocese of York. Dispensation to him—who has had papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he received the tonsure—to hold two other mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, and to resign them as often as he pleases, for exchange or otherwise, and hold instead three similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. Vite etc.
3 Non. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 126.)
To Lucy de Vicecomitibus of Milan, countess of Kent (Kantie). Indult to enter, with six honest ladies (dominabus), monasteries of enclosed nuns of any order, and to eat and pass the night therein, at her own expense. Devocionis tue sinceritas.
10 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 127d.)
To the archdeacon of Taunton in Wells. Mandate—at the recent petition of John Brochampton, warden called master, and the brethren of the poor hospital of SS. James and John, Brackele, in the diocese of Lincoln, containing that of the original statutes, which, it is believed, have not yet been confirmed by papal or ordinary authority, some are obscure or ambiguous, on which account it is feared that the hospital may be prejudiced—to interpret, elucidate and amend such, and to approve and confirm them. Humilibus et honestis. (De mandato.)
8 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 128.)
To Henry Kays, rector of Fakenham in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who holds the said church, value not exceeding 80 marks, and a canonry and prebend of Langester in the diocese of Durham, value not exceeding 3 marks, to hold for life with the said church any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if etc. as above, f. 27, except that here the dignity may be principal and unique in a collegiate church. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
6 Non. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 128d.)
To John Swyft, rector of Dychesyate in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Dispensation to him, who holds the said church and the canonry and prebend of Castleknock (de Castro Knoc) in Dublin, value together not exceeding 155 marks, to hold for seven years with the said church any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if etc. as above, f. 27. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
10 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 129.)
To Ralph Lovell, rector of Staunton Harcourt in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him—who is by both parents of baronial race and is in his twenty-fourth year, and who lately had papal dispensation to hold a benefice with cure, even if a dignity with cure, major or principal and unique respectively, and elective, personatus or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and who holds the above church and the canonry and prebend of Hyworth in Salisbury—to hold for life with the said church any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if etc. as above, f. 128d. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (De mandato.)
6 Non. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 130.)
To Nicholas Coperoun, rector of Kyngton Magna in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is in minor orders only, and is engaged in the service of Henry, bishop of St. Davids, not to be bound for five years, on account of the said church or any other benefice with cure or otherwise requiring holy orders, to be promoted to subdeacon's or other holy orders. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
10 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 130.)
To William Lyndewode, rector of Wynfred in the diocese of Salisbury, doctor of canon and civil law. Dispensation to hold for seven years with the said church any other benefice, as above, f. 27. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (De mandato.)
6 Non. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 130d.)
To William Sylk, perpetual vicar of Delvyn in the diocese of Meath. Dispensation to him, who holds, besides his said vicarage, the free chapel etc., as above, f. 99d, to hold any other benefice etc., as above, ibid. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
3 Non. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 133.)
Indulgence—the pope having learned that the building and foundation of the Augustinian priory of St. Mary the Virgin and Holy Cross, Hautenpris, in the diocese of York, was begun in times not far remote [circ. 1324], but, by reason of its founder's death, was not completed, and that its endowment was left insufficient; that the bell-tower of its church was lately blown down, ruining the church and certain of the priory buildings; that a fire has destroyed the costly priory gate and a number of the adjoining offices; and that a number of the other buildings are in ruin, so that it is almost uninhabitable for the prior and convent, whose resources are insufficient for the repairs, and on whose behalf Boniface IX granted [Cal. Papal Lett. V, p. 376] to penitents, who on the feasts of the Annunciation and St. Michael visited the said church and gave alms for its conservation and repair, the indulgence of the Portiuncula, which he revoked by his general revocation of his indulgences [Ottenthal, Regul. Canc. Apost., Bonif. IX, No. 72]—during ten years, with a view to the repair of the said bell-tower, gate, offices and buildings, of the said Portiuncula to penitents who on the feasts of the Annunciation and the Exaltation of Holy Cross, from the first to the second vespers, visit the said church and give alms for the said repair; with indult to the prior and six other priests, secular or regular, deputed by him, to hear the confessions and give absolution except in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
6 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 140.)
To the bishop of Norwich. Mandate—the pope having learned that John Schotisham and certain other priests of the city and diocese, pretending to have under papal letters special power, have been hearing confessions and granting absolution, to the prejudice of rectors and perpetual vicars; seeing that it is not probable that such letters have emanated from the apostolic see, but that if such be forthcoming they have been extorted contrary to the style and observance of the Roman court, and are consequently false—to summon the said priests and others concerned, and if he find the above to be the case, to cause such letters to be presented to him and to send them to the pope without delay, canonically punishing the said priests, if they have used such letters. Ad audienciam nostram.
4 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 140d.)
To William Gartone, clerk, of the diocese of Ely. Dispensation to be promoted even to the priesthood and to minister therein, notwithstanding that he is only in his twenty-second year. Vite etc.
Ibid. To Robert Mundeshawe, subdeacon, of the diocese of Norwich. The like, notwithstanding that he is in his twentythird year. Vite etc.
17 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 145.)
To Richard Clifford, rector of Clyve in the diocese of Worcester. Dispensation to him—who is a clerk of king Henry, and holds Clyve and the canonry and prebend of Twyford in St. Paul's and Keton in St. Martin's, London, value altogether not exceeding 240 marks—to hold for ten years with Clyve any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible etc. as above, f. 27. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
Ibid. Appropriation—at the recent petition of Simon Howissone, rector of Sculton, and Robert Syered, master or warden of the chantry of Holy Cross in the parish church of Attilburgh in the diocese of Norwich, containing that the late Robert Mortumer, knight, was prevented by death from carrying out his intended foundation, for the welfare of the souls of himself, the late Margaret his wife, and all faithful departed, of the said chantry for five chaplains to celebrate masses and other divine offices in the said church, one being master or warden; but that in accordance with his last will his executors have, with consent of king Henry [Monasticon, VI, p. 1400], founded it and procured the gift or appropriation to it of certain rents and tenements and the patronage of the church of Elyngham Magna in the said diocese, to the end that that church might be appropriated to it; and adding that its fruits etc. are too slight for the sustentation of five chaplains—of the said church, value not exceeding 45 marks, to the said chantry, value not exceeding 15. On the resignation or death of the present rector they may take possession, a vicar's portion being reserved. Ad perp. rei mem. Hiis que ecclesiarum. (De mandato.)

1 John XXIII

1410.
8 Kal. June.
Lateran.
(f. 146d.)
To Thomas More, dean of London. Licence to exchange his deanery, a major elective dignity with cure, without requiring licence of the apostolic see, and for the ordinary or ordinaries to carry out the exchange, who shall certify the camera or the collectors in those parts of names and dates. Vite etc. (Dated anno primo and uncancelled.)

2 John XXIII

1411.
18 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 149)
To Thomas Shelford, rector of Bokelond in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is in acolite's (corrected in margin from subdeacon's) orders only, not to be obliged for three years, on account of the said church, to be promoted to higher orders. Vite etc.
6 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 154d.)
To John Grenhill, clerk, of the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who is in or about his seventeenth year, upon attaining his eighteenth year, to hold any benefice with cure, even a parish church or perpetual vicarage, and to resign it as often as he pleases, simply or for exchange. Vite etc.
17 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 159.)
To Thomas Holwell, rector of Machworth in the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation to him, who is in subdeacon's orders only, at the petition also of Henry, prince of Wales, whose clerk he is, not to be bound for seven years to be promoted to higher holy orders on account of the said church or any other parish church or benefice with cure which he may obtain, even if it be a dignity or a perpetual vicarage. Vite etc.
Ibid. To the bishop of Ely. Mandate—at the recent petition of John Welbourne, rector of Leveryngton in the diocese of Ely, D.C.L., containing that the late Lewis, bishop of Volterra, collector to the camera in England, obtained from Innocent VII licence, in case of his absenting himself from the realm, to appoint during that pope's pleasure a substitute; that by that pope's death on 6 Nov. 1406 such power to substitute became extinct; that long afterwards, namely, on the 29th of the following January, the bishop substituted to himself the said John as sub-collector; that on the following Feb. 21 the bishop was removed by Angelus Corario, called Gregory XII, from his collectorship; that the bishop exhibited to John a commission for the exercise of such office of sub-collector, and that John, being probably ignorant that the said power to substitute had expired or had been revoked, accepted the commission, making a protest, which the bishop admitted, that his freedom to make a will and exchange his benefices should remain unimpaired; that although John, since receiving the said commission, has not exercised the said office of sub-collector except in receiving and faithfully keeping and assigning to the new collector the registers and muniments concerning the collectorate, he nevertheless fears that on account of the said commission and his keeping of the said muniments he may, contrary to his said protest, be molested—if he find the above to be true, to declare that John has not been and is not a subcollector, and that he has been and is free to resign his said benefices, for exchange or otherwise, as if the said commission had not been given to him by the said bishop. Sincere devocionis.
4 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 170.)
To Robert de Lay, clerk, of the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who is in his eighth (octavo) year, to hold benefices without cure, even if they be canonries and prebends of cathedral churches. Vite etc.
6 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 172d.)
To William Marnhull, perpetual vicar of Sturmystremarescall (corrected in margin from Sturmarescall) in the diocese of Salisbury. Indult to him, who has been master of the chapel of John, bishop of Ely and is expert in the government of the chapel of a prelate or temporal lord according to the custom of those parts, whilst engaged in the service of a bishop to take the fruits, etc. of the said vicarage of Sturmystremareschall, and not to be bound to reside. Vite etc.
17 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 175d.)
To John Holborne, rector of Acton in the diocese of London. Absolution and rehabilitation on account of the following. Lately Master John Bremore, canon of London, etc. as above, f. 75…… William Rose, priest of the diocese of Lincoln, his chaplain, adding…… to exchange it with the above Holborne..… St. Michael le Querne (ad Bladum), by the death of Nicholas, the above Holborne procured…….., he was by the said creditors and with Holborne's counsel and assent..… imprisoned. Holborne has since revoked…… and obtained William's release. Sedes apostolica.
7 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 204.)
To Thomas Toueton, rector of Eversham in the diocese of York. Grant—at his recent petition, containing that upon the voidance of the poor hospital of St. James by Aluerton in the diocese of York by the resignation of its rector called warden, John Newton, to Thomas, bishop of Durham, the acceptance of such resignation and the appointment to the hospital belonging by ancient custom to the bishop of Durham, bishop Thomas, by his ordinary authority, committed the hospital to Thomas, who holds also the above church and that of Gosberkyrk, the poor hospital of St. Nicholas, Pontefract, and the canonry and prebend of Styllyngton in York, value not exceeding 120, 80, 120 and 80 marks respectively—that, notwithstanding the custom by which the holder of the said hospital, wont to be held by secular clerks, is removed at the sole pleasure of the bishop of Durham, he shall not for life be removed by any one without reasonable cause and full cognisance of such cause. Vite etc.
Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 204d.)
To the bishop of Chichester. Mandate—at the petition of William Goedefadir, perpetual vicar of Sydlisham in his diocese, containing that although he brought before the official of Chichester, not by papal delegation, his cause against John Segrom the elder, layman, of the diocese, executor of the will of John Segrom the younger, layman, who was in debt to William, and afterwards brought his cause against the same John and Nicholas Attele, layman, of the same diocese, before Lewis, bishop of Terni (Interampnen.), then chaplain and auditor of Innocent VII, under commission from that pope, from which auditor he obtained their public excommunication, nevertheless they have for more than a year contemned such censures—to summon the parties, and to hear and decide the cause without appeal, enforcing his decision by ecclesiastical censure. Exhibita nobis.
Ibid.
(f. 207.)
To John Storthwayt, rector of Corymale[t] in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Rehabilitation, he having, after obtaining papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, obtained the above church of Corymalet, and having subsequently, without further dispensation and in ignorance of the law, obtained, under collation and provision of archbishop Henry, by his ordinary authority, a canonry and prebend of the chapel, which is collegiate, of St. Mary the Virgin and All Angels in the diocese (sic) of York, which became void by the death of John Cristemassi, and which he still detains. He is to resign the canonry and prebend. Sedes apostolica.
13 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 205d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's without the walls of York. Mandate, recapitulating John Storthwayt's above rehabilitation, etc. (here with Corymalet, St. Mary the Virgin and All Angels, York, and Cristemasse), to collate and assign to him, upon his resignation, the said canonry and prebend, still void as above, value not exceeding 8 marks; notwithstanding that he holds the above church, value not exceeding 40 marks. He is hereby dispensed to hold the said canonry and prebend and two other mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends or dignities, not being principal,personatus or offices in collegiate churches, and even if such dignities etc. be elective, and to resign his said church, canonry and prebend and such benefices, simply or for exchange. Dignum arbitramur.
[The order of the Register, in the case of the preceding two letters, has here been inverted.]
14 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 215.)
To Philip, bishop of Lincoln. Indult, as below. His recent petition contained that Innocent IV granted indult to the chapter of Lincoln and to the rectors of parish churches of the city and diocese that on account of visitation by the diocesan no procurations should be paid to him by them from parish churches situate in the prebends or common of the said chapter and from other parish chruches; and added that the said letters are very prejudicial to the bishop, that, under pretext of the said letters, such visitation has been neglected, and that Henry, bishop [now] of Winchester, then of Lincoln, and afterwards the above bishop Philip, his successor, have visited by their ordinary authority, at the due times, parish churches and other ecclesiastical places and rectors and parsons, and received therefrom the procurations due therefor, nobody opposing them. The pope grants indult, at bishop Philip's said petition, that he and his successors may visit such parish churches, places, rectors and parsons and receive the procurations, just as he and Henry have done, as if the said letters [of Innocent IV] had not been issued, and notwithstanding prescription etc. Romanus pontifex. (Fee, lxxx grossi. There are numerous corrections in the margin.)
[Reg. Lat. CLII, f. 144, analysed above, p. 245, does not contain the clause relating to the visitations made by bishops Henry and Philip, and embraces in John XXIII's visitation indult the dean and chapter and their churches in the prebends or common of the chapter. There are also minor differences between the two texts.]
2 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 226d.)
To the bishop of Ely. Mandate—at the complaint and petition of Alexander, bishop of Norwich, containing that although he has been and is of good fame and honest conversation and has laudably ruled and rules his church, as is well known in those parts, nevertheless William Denys, a Friar Preacher, S.T.M., has not blushed falsely to assert that the bishop is ignorant and unworthy to rule his church, and that very many heresies and errors have multiplied in the clergy of the city and diocese, with authorisation of the bishop; has, evilly blaspheming the bishop, affirmed him to be a betrayer of catholic truth, a contemner of the mandates of the apostolic see, and a violator of ecclesiastical immunity [and] of the law of the church (ac ecclesiastice immunitatis juris communis et ecclesie violatorem); has affirmed himself to be willing to convict the bishop in the matter of faith, and has otherwise publicly defamed him—to summon William and others concerned, and to decide what is just without appeal, enforcing his decision by ecclesiastical censure. Gravem venerabilis fratris nostri.
6 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 230d.)
To John Clerk, perpetual vicar of Hunston in the diocese of Chichester. Dispensation to him, who has had papal dispensation, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, under which he has been so promoted and has obtained the said vicarage—to hold therewith two other mutually compatible benefices, and to resign [it and] them, for exchange or otherwise, and hold instead three similar or dissimilar compatible benefices. Vite etc.
17 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 245d.)
To William Rose, rector of St. Michael's le Querne (ad Bladum), London. Absolution and rehabilitation on account of the following. Lately Master John Bremore, canon of London etc., as above, f. 75 … the above William, his chaplain, adding … to exchange it with John Holborne, rector of Acton in the diocese of London, for that church, if required by Holborne to do so. After Bremore had begun his journey, on the voidance, by the death of Nicholas, of the church of St. Michael le Querne, London, Reginald, archdeacon, and Henry Jolypas, chamberlain (camerarius) of the church of London, and the above Holborne procured … he was by the said creditors and with counsel and assent of the said archdeacon, chamberlain and Holborne … imprisoned. The said archdeacon, chamberlain and Holborne have since revoked … and obtained William's release. The pope also confirms the presentation, institution and induction of Rose to St. Michael's, whose value does not exceed 30 marks. Sedes apostolica. [See also above, f. 175d.]
15 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 258.)
To John Hody, precentor of Wells, B.C.L. Dispensation to him—who holds the canonry and prebend of Combe (Comba) Quinta in Wells, and the precentorship, which is a non-major dignity with cure and to which is annexed the parish church of Pylton—to hold for seven years with the said precentorship any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible etc. as above, f. 27. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
7 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 258d.)
To John Orum, archdeacon of Barum alias Barnstaple (de Barum alias Barnastopolie) in Exeter, S.T.P. Dispensation to him—who holds the said archdeaconry, which is a dignity with cure, the canonry and prebend of Holcomb in Wells, the wardenship of the hospital of St. John, Hungerford, and the free chapel of Staunden in the diocese of Salisbury, which are without cure—to hold for seven years with the said archdeaconry, etc. as in the preceding. Litterarum etc.
3 Non. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 264.)
To Thomas Franceys, rector of Pydington in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult to him—who is so broken with age, seventy years or thereabouts, that he cannot celebrate mass etc. in his said church and exercise the cure of the parishioners—not to be bound to reside there or in any other benefice which he may in future obtain, but to remain where he likes, and take the fruits as if resident, and to let to farm to any persons, even laymen, his church or such benefice for such time as shall seem good to him. Devocionis tue.
1411.
4 Non. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 287.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of Christmas, Circumcision, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension and Corpus Christi, Whitsuntide, the Nativity, Annunciation, Purification and Assumption of St. Mary the Virgin, the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the dedication, and on All Saints, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair and conservation of the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin in the Marsh (de Marisco) in Norwich, to which at divers times of the year a great multitude resorts. Univ Christifid. etc. Licet is.
Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 287d.)
To the bishop of Kilfenora. Mandate—at the petition of John Yhatir, chancellor of Killaloe, containing that he formerly obtained, collated to him by papal authority, the said chancellorship, void by the death of Odo Yagayn, and had held it in peace for about ten years when Boniface IX, circumvented by the false suggestion of Cornelius Omogra, clerk, of the diocese of Killaloe, to the effect that the chancellorship was void by the death of Charles Macmacunna, ordered [Cal. Lett. V, 579] the bishop of Killaloe to collate and assign it, if void by the death of Charles, to Cornelius; that Cornelius falsely related to Henry, bishop of Clonfert, who was then residing in the diocese of Killaloe and to whom bishop Donatus entrusted his commission, that the chancellorship was void by the death of Charles, and was due to him under the said letters [of Boniface IX], and that bishop Henry, without summoning John, made collation and provision thereof to Cornelius and caused him to be inducted, under pretext of which Cornelius has despoiled John, who, on account of the power of Cornelius in the city and diocese, has no hope of obtaining justice—to summon Cornelius and others concerned and, having first of all restored John to possession, to decide what is canonical, without appeal, enforcing his decision by ecclesiastical censure. Exhibita nobis.
19 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 288d.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who, on the same feasts as above, f. 287, as far as and including SS. Peter and Paul, and those of the Invention and Exaltation of Holy Cross and the dedication, and on All Saints, the octaves, etc., as ibid., visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of Holy Cross and All Saints built at the side of the mountain (ad latus montis) commonly called ‘Appilgarth,’ within the bounds of the parish church of Kyrkebi in Kendale in the said (sic) diocese [i.e. of York], to which a great multitude resorts. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
3 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 295d.)
To Richard, bishop of Sodor. Dispensation to him, a Friar Preacher, the revenues of his mensa being insufficient, to hold for life with his said church a benefice with or without cure, even wont to be governed by secular clerks, and to resign it as often as he pleases, simply or for exchange. Personam tuam.
1411.
6 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 303 )
To the archbishop of York. Mandate to absolve from excommunication incurred, enjoining a salutary penance, and to dispense to contract marriage anew Henry de Scrop and Joan relict of William de Villouby, of the dioceses of York and Lincoln, who married not in ignorance that they were related in the third degree of affinity. Offspring, past and future, is to be declared legitimate. Oblate nobis.
2 Non. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 303d.)
To Master Roger Basset, treasurer of St. Davids, doctor of canon and civil law, papal notary. Licence to resign for purpose of exchange all his benefices, present and future, as often as he pleases, without requiring licence of the apostolic see, and for the ordinaries to carry out the exchanges, who shall certify the camera or its collectors in those parts of names and dates. Grata tue devocionis. (Pro domino notario.)
Ibid.
(f. 304.)
To the same. Faculty to dispose of his goods by will, acquired otherwise than by churches committed to him. Quia presentis vite. (Pro domino notario.)

Footnotes

  • 1. Described on the back as Liber 22, and on flyleaf as Liber XXII.