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Lateran Regesta 175: 1414-1415

Pages 455-464

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. CLXXV (fn. 1)

5 John XXIII

De Diversis Formis

1415.
6 Id. March.
Constance.
(f. 2.)
To Richard Ayleward of Boston, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is in his eighteenth year only, to hold any benefice with cure, even if it be a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or a dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office with cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and such dignity etc. be elective. Vite ac morum.
Kal. March.
Constance
(f. 12.)
To John Benet and John Doniam, rectors of the chapel, wont to be governed by two rectors, of Holy Trinity and St. Mary, situate in the cemetery of the parish church of Wycombe in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult to them and their successors, in the event of Wycombe being placed under interdict, to celebrate, in a low voice and with closed doors, masses and other divine offices in the said chapel. Cupientes ut ferror pure devocionis.
4 Non. March.
Constance.
(f. 22d.)
To Thomas Schere, rector of Inwardedelegh in the diocese of Exeter. 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 was so promoted and obtained the above church, which he still holds—to hold any mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, of any number and kind, even if canonries and prebends, dignities, etc. and if elective, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc.
1414.
12 Kal. Jan.
Constance.
(f. 32d.)
To John Omayl, canon of Clonmacnoise. Dispensation to him—who has had papal dispensation, as the son of a priest, a Cistercian, and an unmarried woman, to be promoted etc. as in the preceding, after which he was made a clerk and obtained by authority of the ordinary a canonry and prebend of Clonmacnoise—to hold etc. as ibid. His illegitimacy and dispensation need not be mentioned in past or future graces. Vite etc.
1415.
16 Kal. Feb.
Constance.
(f. 33.)
Exemption—at the petition of Edmund, earl of March and Ulster, containing that it was lately ordained, with the consent of the then king and of the temporal lords and prelates of the realm, that all alien priories in the realm and its appurtenances should, with all their rights and appurtenances, devolve to the said king and temporal lords, their founders, and should by them, during the war between England and France, be held and possessed, which ordinance has been renewed by king Henry, with assent of the said lords and prelates, to the no small prejudice and loss of the said priories [Stat. 1 Hen. V. Cap. 7]—of the Benedictine conventual alien priory of Stoke in the diocese of Norwich, founded by the earl's progenitors, dependent on and wont to be governed by monks of the monastery of Beckheilewin (sic) in Normandy, from the abbot and convent of the said monastery and from any superiors of the said order; recall of the present prior and monks of the priory to the cloister of the said monastery; transfer of the church of the priory, with all the above rights and appurtenances, into a collegiate and secular church, and institution therein of a certain number of canons, according to its means and the earl's pleasure, one of them being dean, which dean and canons shall form the chapter, live together as a college, and be present at the canonical hours, day and night, mass and other divine offices, the dean having the cure of souls (curam animarum; Dugdale has correctionem) of the canons and of their servants etc., the deanery being a unique or principal dignity etc., and the presentation to the ordinary of fit persons for the deanery and each of the prebends [the words in italics are omitted in Dugdale] belonging in perpetuity to the earl of March and Ulster. Ad perp. rei mem. Romanus pontifex. [Monasticon, VI, p. 1416, with the variants noted above. See also ibid., p. 1415.]
Ibid.
(f. 34.)
To Edmund, earl of March and Ulster. Dispensation to him —who desires to have children, but being related to divers magnates cannot find a wife suitable to his rank whom he can marry without papal dispensation—to marry a fit woman related to him in the third degree of kindred or affinity. Romani pontificis.
Ibid. To William Gray, rector of Bedale in the diocese of York, bachelor of canon and civil law. Dispensation to hold for life with Bedale, value not exceeding 150 marks, one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if it be a [parish church or a] perpetual vicarage, or a dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office in a cathedral or collegiate church, and such dignity etc. be elective, and to resign both, simply or for exchange. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
1415.
Ibid.
(f. 35.)
To William Ratisford (cf. p. 353), rector of Berkeswelle in the diocese of Lichfield. The like, mutatis mutandis. The value of Berkeswelle does not exceed 40 marks. Vite etc.
Ibid. To Thomas Bernaslay, rector of Tankersley in the diocese of York, M.A. The like. The value of Tankersley does not exceed 30 marks. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
Ibid.
(f. 36.)
To Edmund, earl of March and Ulster. Indult to choose his confessor who may hear his confession and grant absolution, enjoining a salutary penance, in cases not reserved to the apostolic see, and once only in cases so reserved; administer to him the sacraments and commute his vows, except only those of [Pilgrimage] beyond the sea and [to the shrines] of SS. Peter and Paul and St. James, of continence and chastity. Cupientes ut ferror pure devocionis.
2 Non. Feb.
Constance.
(f. 54.)
To Thomas Baldyng, canon of Hereford. Mandate—at the petition o Thomas, bishop of Worcester, containing that the lands, tenements, rents, services and reversions situate in the town (opido) of Throckmerton in his diocese and belonging to the episcopal mensa would probably be more profitable if granted on lease (in emphiteosim) or perpetual farm under a fixed yearly rent to John Throckmerton, esquire (armigero), of the diocese —if he find this to be true, to license the bishop to make the said grant to John and his heirs. Exhibita nobis.
Non. March.
Constance.
(f. 54.)
To Baldwin Straunge, knight, nobleman, and Margaret his wife, of the diocese of Worcester. Declaration, at their petition (containing that they contracted and solemnized marriage before the church, but without the banns which have been wont to be published in those parts, and have had offspring), that the marriage was and is lawfully contracted, as though the said banns had been published in the said solemnization. Offspring past and future is decreed legitimate. Sincere devocionis affectus.
2 Non. Feb.
Constance.
(f. 54d.)
To John Baysham, rector of Hamslape in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult that he or other fit priests, his chaplains, may hear the confessions of his parishioners, and grant absolution, enjoining a salutary penance, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Benigno sunt tibi.
1414.
4 Id. Nov.
Constance.
(f. 87d.)
To John, bishop of Ely. Faculty to dispose of his personal property by will. Quia presentis vite.
1415.
7 Kal. Feb.
Constance.
(f. 109d.)
To the bishop of Norwich or his vicar in spirituals. Mandate to dispense William Hamud of Sypton and Agnes Wyth, of the diocese of Norwich, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the third degree of affinity. Oblate nobis.
Ibid. To John Play, clerk, of the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is in or about his twenty-second year, to be promoted to all holy orders and hold any benefice with cure, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or a dignity, personatus or office in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, provided that such dignity be not major nor principal respectively, and to resign it, simply or for exchange. Vite etc.
3 Non. Jan.
Constance.
(f. 115d.)
Annulment, as below, of two indults, here recapitulated, granted by Boniface IX to John Burgeys, dean of Auklande:— (i) dated 3 Id. July anno 8 [1397, Cal. Papal Lett., V,p. 23], to take for seven years and let to farm to any persons, cleric or lay, the fruits of his benefices while residing in one of them [or in an honest place], or studying letters at an university, (ii) dated Id. May anno 14 [1403, ibid., p. 555], extending the above indult to life; the recent petition of bishop Thomas containing that although he has monished and ordered Burgeys to reside in the deanery, which is a principal dignity and requires personal residence, Burgeys, in contempt of such monitions and mandates, is said to have appealed to the papal see and to have obtained the commission in the papal palace of the appeal and the principal cause, and still refuses to reside. The pope hereby annuls the said indults, as far as regards the deanery only, and all like papal indults which may have been granted to Burgeys, and proceedings taken in virtue thereof. Ad fut. rei mem. Sicut nemini contra iusticiam.
3 Non. Feb.
Constance
. (f. 123d.)
To Stephen, elect of St. Davids. Faculty to him, to whom the pope has recently made provision of the said see [above, p. 350], to be consecrated by any catholic bishop in communion with the apostolic see, assisted by two or three like bishops. The consecrator is to receive his oath of fealty according to the form enclosed, and is to send it by Stephen's letters patent sealed with Stephen's seal; without prejudice to the archbishop of Canterbury. Cum nuper ecclesie.
2 Non. Feb.
Constance.
(f. 124.)
To William Hemmynge, clerk, of the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is in his eighteenth year, to hold any benefice with cure, even if it be a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or a dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office with cure in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and such dignity etc. be elective. Vite etc.
5 Kal. Feb.
Constance.
(f. 124.)
To John-Burnam, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is in his twenty-second year and in minor orders, to be promoted at the statutory times to the orders of subdeacon, deacon and priest, and minister therein, and hold a benefice with cure, even if a dignity, personatus, or office with cure (cum cura officium). Vite etc.
2 Non. Feb.
Constance.
(f. 128d.)
To Robert Ayscogh, clerk, of the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who is in or about his sixteenth year, to hold a benefice with cure, even if a dignity, major or principal respectively, and elective, personatus or office, even with cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign it, for exchange or simply. Vite etc.
1415.
5 Id. Feb.
Constance.
(f. 129.)
To the Cistercian abbot of Jervaulx in the diocese of York. Mandate to absolve Thomas Lauton, donsel, nobleman, of the diocese of Durham, from excommunication incurred by having slain a clerk in minor orders. A salutary penance is to be enjoined. Sedes apostolica
2 Non. Feb.
Constance.
(f. 129.)
To William Laysinghi (sic), donsel, nobleman, of the diocese of York. Indult that the confessor of his choice may commute the vow which he made to visit the Lord's Sepulchre. Votis tuis libenter.
2 Kal. Feb.
Constance.
(f. 136d.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate to dispense Henry Horderen and Margaret Mason, of his diocese, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the third degree of kindred. Oblate nobis.
15 Kal. March.
Constance.
(f. 141.)
To the same. Mandate to dispense William [son] of John de Butterworth and Isabel [daughter] of Adam de Bukley, of his diocese, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the third and third degrees of affinity. Oblate nobis.
1414.
11 Kal. Dec.
Constance.
(f. 146.)
To Laurence Oheoganayn, rector of Killnamonag and Kynealbayd in the diocese of Killaloe. Grant—at his petition, containing that provision was by the pope's letters ordered to be made to him of the rectory, of the patronage of laymen and value not exceeding 4 marks, of the above church, which has two rectors, one only of them having the cure of souls of the parishioners, void by the death, as was believed, of rector Cuthoygrich Ogeryffa alias Charles (Karolus), and so long void that its collation had by the Lateran statutes lapsed to the apostolic see; and adding that he fears molestation inasmuch as the rectory is void, not as stated, but because the said Cuthoygrich alias Charles held it for more than a year without having himself ordained priest and without dispensation, and has been so long void that its collation has lapsed as above— that the said letters shall hold good from the present date even though the rectory became void in the latter or in any other way; notwithstanding that the pope has this day made provision to him of the rectory, without cure, of the same church, which rectory is compatible with the said other rectory having cure, and whose value does not exceed 3 marks. Vite etc. (Pro deo)
16 Kal. Jan.
Constance.
(f. 149d.)
To Thomas Tremayn, rector of Aveton Gyffarde in the diocese of Exeter, B.C.L. Dispensation to him—whom the pope lately [above, p. 289] dispensed to hold for seven years with the said church, value not exceeding 90 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, after which he obtained the parish church of North Ywyschs in the said diocese, value not exceeding 50 marks—to hold together for life the said two churches, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, and hold instead two incompatible benefices, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages or dignities, etc. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 150.)
To John Burgoun, rector of St. Olave's, King and Martyr, Exeter. Dispensation to hold for life with St. Olave's, 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 in a metropolitan etc. church, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
7 Kal. Jan.
Constance.
(f. 158d.)
To Maurice Coggeran, canon of Lismore. Dispensation to him —who holds the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin, Dungarvan, in the diocese of Lismore, value not exceeding 40 marks [cf. above, p. 34], and the canonry and prebend of Glasmor ab infra in Lismore, to whom provision has been made of the canonry and prebend of Tillachbeck in Limerick, and who is litigating in the apostolic palace about the archdeaconry, of which he is in possession, of Ossory, a non-major and non-elective dignity with cure, of which (quorum, i.e. the two prebends and the archdeaconry) the fruits etc. do not exceed in value 90 marks —to hold for life [together with the said parish church] the said archdeaconry [or] any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible with [the said] parish church, even if another parish church or a perpetual vicarage or an elective dignity, personatus or office, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, provided that such dignity be not major or principal respectively, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
4 Kal. Oct.
Bologna.
(f. 167.)
To the bishop of Limerick. Mandate to dispense Walter de Burgo, donsel, nobleman, and Morina Irabrian (or Mor Maira Brian), damsel, noblewoman, of his diocese, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the second degree of affinity and the third and fourth degrees of kindred, and have committed fornication. Oblate nobis. (De mandato.)
Ibid. To John [son] of Richard de Norton, perpetual portionary of the parish church of Norton in the diocese of Durham. Dispensation to him—who 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 was made a clerk and obtained by authority of the ordinary a perpetual portion or prebend of Norton—to hold any mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends and (ac) 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. His illegitimacy or dispensation need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
1414.
17 Kal. Dec.
Constance.
(f. 172.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of ten years and ten quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the six feasts of Our Lord, Whitsun day, the four feasts of St. Mary the Virgin, the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, the Invention and Exaltation of Holy Cross and the dedication, and on All Saints, during the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week, visit or (vel) give alms for the conservation and sustentation of the Friars Preachers’ church of Holy Cross de Arclo, in the diocese of Dublin. Universis [Christifidelibus] etc. Licet [is] etc. [Ripoll, Bullarium Praedicatorum, II, p. 524, with the reading de Arolo, and omission of the clause presentibus post decennium minime valituris.]
12 Kal. Dec.
Constance.
(f. 176.)
The like, adding the feast of St. Augustine, and omitting the Invention and Exaltation of Holy Cross, for the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Clonfert (de Portu puro), in the diocese of Clonfert. Universis etc. Licet [is] etc.
10 Kal. Dec.
Constance.
(f. 176.)
Relaxation as above, f. 172, omitting the feasts of the Invention and Exaltation of Holy Cross, for the Friars Preachers’ church of the Annunciation of St. Mary, Portomna, in the diocese of Clonfert. Universis etc. Licet is etc.
[3 Kal. Oct.
Bologna.]
(f. 178d.)
To Richard (sic), bishop of Chichester. ‘Salutem etc. Inter solicitudines varias quibus assidue premimur illud potissime pulsat et excitat mentem nostram ut status ecclesiarum omnium’, only. Cancelled with a stroke, without marginal note. [See below, Reg. CLXXXV, f. 144.]
1415.
6 Id. Feb.
Constance.
(f. 191d.)
To John Edelington, perpetual vicar of Pynchebek in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him—who had papal dispensation on account of illegitimacy, as above, to John, son of Richard de Norton, f. 167, after which he was promoted to all holy orders and obtained the above vicarage—to hold any mutually etc., as ibid. [here canonries and prebends or (aut) dignities, and without the words with or without cure, and without the clause about future graces.] Vite etc.
4 Id. Feb.
Constance.
(f. 192.)
To Walter Hungerforde, scholar, son of Walter Hungerforde, knight, nobleman, of the diocese of Wells. Dispensation to him, who is in or about his eighth year, after being tonsured and having attained his thirteenth year, to hold any [benefice] with cure, even if it be a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or a dignity, major or principal and unique respectively, personatus or office in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and such dignity etc. be elective, and even if such benefice with cure be of the patronage of laymen; moreover to hold henceforth (ex nunc) any benefices without cure, even if they be canonries and prebends in metropolitan etc. churches; and to resign such benefice [with cure] and such canonries and prebends, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead similar or dissimilar benefices. Nobilitas generis, necnon (sic) laudabilia tue puerilitatis indicia.
1414.
10 Kal. Jan.
Constance.
(f. 192d.)
To Robert Neville, clerk, son of Ralph Neville, earl of Westmoreland, of the diocese of Durham. Dispensation to him— who lately [above, p. 247], being then in or about his seventh year, had papal dispensation to hold, after attaining his eighteenth year, any benefice with cure, even if it were a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or a dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and such dignity etc. were elective, and even if such benefice with cure were of the patronage of laymen, and moreover to hold thenceforth (ex tunc) any benefices without cure, even if they were canonries and prebends in metropolitan etc. churches, and to resign such benefice with cure or such office or personatus or dignity, simply or for exchange, and hold instead a similar benefice with cure or office, personatus or dignity; after which he obtained canonries and prebends of Aukeland and York—to hold, being now in or about his tenth year, any such benefice with cure, even if it be of the patronage of laymen, and be a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or a dignity, major or principal or (aut) unique respectively, personatus or office, with or without cure, in a metropolitan etc. church, and such dignity etc. be elective, and to retain the said canonries and prebends which he holds and others which he shall hold, and to resign the said benefice and such canonries and prebends, simply or for exchange, and hold instead similar or dissimilar benefices. Nobilitas generis ac (sic) laudabilia etc. [Subscribed: Stephanus, xxxx, de Prato, but in the margin: De mandato.]
1415.
2 Id. Feb.
Constance.
(f. 195.)
To Nicholas Westfeld, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is in or about his twenty-first year, to hold a benefice with cure, and to resign it as often as seems good to him, simply or for exchange. Vite etc.
15 Kal. March.
Constance.
(f. 195d.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate to dispense Henry del Holt and Margery [daughter] of Richard Workesley, of his diocese, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the fourth degree of kindred. Oblate nobis.
Ibid. To the same. Mandate to dispense Christopher [son] of Robert del Holt and Joan [daughter] of John de Asscheton, of his diocese, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred. Oblate nobis.
12 Kal. March.
Constance.
(f. 196d.)
To John, clerk, [son] of Roger Usk, of the diocese of Llandaff. Licence—at his petition, containing that between John Davidis, layman, of the said diocese, and Margaret Kam of the same diocese, marriage was contracted in the house of [their] parents, the banns having been published from the pulpit (de ambone) in church, but was not consummated; that the above John son of Roger abducted Margaret, committed fornication with her more than once, and one night, John Davidis being still alive, clandestinely contracted marriage or rather concubinage with her and had offspring by her—notwithstanding the above, to contract marriage with any other woman and remain therein, the offspring thereof being hereby decreed legitimate. Exhibita nobis.
1415.
4 Non. March.
Constance.
(f. 197.)
To Thomas Lucy, knight, nobleman, of Charlecote in the diocese of Worcester, Indult to him, who is ill and of a weak constitution, that the confessor of his choice may, on the advice of the doctors, dispense him to eat flesh and milkmeats (lacticiniis) on abstinence days, even in Lent. Ut sedi apostolice.

(f. 199.)
To John Wartforde (sic), canon of the Augustinian priory of St. Bartholomew in Smetfelde without the walls of London. [Address and 'salutem etc,’ only. Cancelled with strokes, without marginal note, and partially obliterated. [See below, Reg. CLXXVI, f. 58d.]
1414.
7 Id. Nov.
Constance.
(f. 199.)
To John Hody, precentor of Wells, B.C.L. Dispensation to him—who lately [above, p. 300], holding the canonry and prebend of Combe Quinta in Wells, the precentorship of Wells to which the parish church of Pilton in the diocese of Wells is annexed, and the chaplaincy of Ryne chapel in the diocese of Salisbury [omitted, ibid.], was dispensed by the pope to hold for seven years with the said precentorship, which is a non-major dignity with cure, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if 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 meanwhile, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices, on condition that within the said period he should, retaining one of such two incompatible benefices, exchange the remaining one for another benefice compatible with the one retained, or, if not, should, on the expiry, which is now at hand, of the said period resign such remaining benefice—to retain after the expiry of the said period and for life the said two incompatible benefices. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
Non. Dec.
Constance.
(f. 232d.)
To Maurice Macblosgaid, canon of Derry. Dispensation to him—to whom the pope recently ordered, by separate letters [above, pp. 424, 431] provision to be made of the perpetual vicarage of Tamlacharda alias de Ardo and the rectory of St. Mary's, Balembonaid, in the dioceses of Derry and Connor, dispensing him to hold them together for life—whilst studying letters in a place where there is no university (locus particularis) in those parts, in which parts there is no university, not to be bound during seven years (provided that within a year from obtaining the said vicarage and rectory he have himself ordained subdeacon) to be promoted to higher holy orders. Vite etc. (Pro deo.)
15 Kal. Aug.
Bologna.
(f. 256.)
To Nicholas, archbishop of Armagh, primate of Ireland. Faculty to reserve for this time only, for collation and provision to fit persons, the parish churches, in his gift, of Cloynmer, Heynestonfeld, Kylkerby, Dromyns, Dunbeyns and Kylmon, in the dioceses of Armagh and Meath, provided that the value of each does not exceed 25 marks, even if each of such persons hold one, two or more mutually compatible benefices, and to inhibit his successors, archbishops, and bishops of Meath from disposing otherwise of the said churches. Benefices incompatible with them are to be resigned; and of names and dates the officers of the camera or the collector in those parts are to be certified. Personam tuam. (De mandato.)
3 Id. Aug.
Bologna.
(f. 257.)
Confirmation, at the recent petition of Nicholas, archbishop of Armagh, of the ancient and immemorial custom whereby all appeals from Ireland to the apostolic see pass by way of the archiepiscopal court of Armagh. Ad fut. rei mem. Prompte fidei. (De mandato.)
1415.
8 Kal. March.
Constance.
(f. 278d.)
To Nicholas Barberii (cancelled by a stroke of the corrector Franciscus de Agello, and followed by the name of) Richard Bartelmelo, Cistercian abbot of Beaulieu (Bellocoregis, sic) in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation—the fruits etc. of the monastery being so much diminished that he cannot decently keep up his estate—to hold for life with the said monastery or abbey a benefice in the common gift of himself and the convent or any other benefice with cure, even of the patronage of laymen, and to resign it as often as he pleases, simply or for exchange. Sincere devocionis.

Footnotes

  • 1. The number of the Liber is not indicated on the back. On the flyleaf, in the usual modern hand, is Liber L.