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. CLXXXI (fn. 1)
5 John XXIII (contd.)
De Diversis Formis
|Relaxation, during ten years, of ten years and ten quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on Christmas, Circumcision, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension 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, and during 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 the church, and give alms for its repair and for the repair of the other buildings, of the Augustinian monastery of St. John Baptist, Kells (de Deserto), in the diocese of Connor (Conneren.), the buildings of which have recently been accidentally burned, and for the purchase of books and ornaments (paramenta) and other necessaries of divine worship. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.|
Friburg. (fn. 1)
|To the bishop of Exeter. Mandate—at the recent petition of the inhabitants of the town (ville) of Exemouth, containing that the said town, situate on and hard by the sea, depending on the chapel, with cure, of St. John Baptist, is distant a mile and a half from the parish church of All Saints, Boddeleyg, and a mile from the parish church of St. Andrew, in which parishes it stands (pro eo quod dicta villa supra et juxta mare sita, a Sancti Johannis Baptiste capella curata dependens, ab ecclesia parrochiali Omnium Sanctorum de Boddeleyg per unum et dimidium miliare, et Sancti Andree ecclesia parrochiali, de quarum parrochiis existit, per unum miliare notorie distat); that between the said town and chapel of St. John the sea ebbs and flows so much that on very many Sundays, feast-days and holidays no parishioner of the said chapel, on the west side of the said town, can go to it without danger of death; that at times in winter the floods are so great between the said chapel and town that no parishioner of the said town, on the west side, can go to the said chapel without like danger, sometimes for a whole week; that the road between the said town and chapel is [so] rocky (petrosa) and muddy in winter that the dead cannot be borne to the said chapel for burial, children cannot be taken there for christening, nor women go there for churching; that the said town is situate so near the sea that pirates can (possunt) take the whole of it and burn it if the said inhabitants were to go (accederent) to the said chapel and church for divine offices; that the obventions, tithes and oblations of the said inhabitants of the said town, which (sic) amount yearly to 100 marks [….]; and that the portion of the vicar of Boddeleyg is worth 20l. a year, without the said obventions, etc. of the said inhabitants on the west side of the said town; on account of which things they do not hear masses and other divine offices so often as they ought, and have suffered and often do suffer, when wars and divisions go on in those parts, great dangers, scandals and losses when going to the said chapel and church for divine offices, christenings and receiving other sacraments and for burials; and that the said inhabitants, on account of their special devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, His Mother, and in order that they may hear masses and other divine offices more often, and avoid the said dangers etc., desire to found a church or chapel dedicated to St. Anne the mother of [St.] Mary the Virgin, with font, cemetery and bell–tower, and to assign the said obventions etc. for a perpetual priest to be instituted by the ordinary at the presentation of the patron[s] or parishioners of the said church of Boddeleyg and chapel of St. John, the said priest to serve at divine offices, administer the sacraments to the said inhabitants, bury their dead in the said chapel or cemetery, and exercise parochial cure. At the petition of the said inhabitants [for licence] to found the said church or chapel in the said town and within the bounds of the parish of the said chapel of St. John, with a font and all other parochial insignia and a perpetual priest as above, the pope hereby orders the above bishop to permit a church to be built in the said town at the expense of the said inhabitants (ecclesiam et (sic) villa predicta expensis dictorum habitatorum et incolarum edificari permittas), and to institute a priest called (?) a chaplain at the presentation of the patrons [or parishioners] of the said church of Boddeleyg and chapel of St. John (et in ea sacerdotem sub capellanis obstaculo,? for sub capellani vocabulo, ad presentacionem patronorum… instituas), and to assign (assignet for assignes) for his maintenance the obventions etc. from the said inhabitants. Ehhibita (sic) siquidem nobis. [The present letter is an exception from the usually great accuracy of the papal registers.] [See below, Reg. CLXXXV, f. 208.]|
|2 Kal. March.
|To John Prophet, dean of York. Licence to resign, for purpose of exchange, to the ordinary or any other bishop, without requiring the licence of any, the said deanery, a major elective dignity, with licence to the said ordinary or other bishop to carry out the exchange. The pope hereby remits and gives to him and the person with whom he may make the exchange, all payment due, on account of the respective collations, to the camera or its collector in those parts. Vite etc.|
3 Kal. Oct.
|To James Walsingham, rector of Thursforde in the diocese of Norwich, licentiate of civil law. Dispensation to receive and hold for life with T[h]ursforde [value not stated] any other benefice with cure [or otherwise incompatible therewith], even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or a dignity, major or principal respectively, and elective, personatus or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (De mandato.)|
|Ibid.||To John Godyng, rector of Bury in the diocese of Chichester. Dispensation to receive and hold for life with Bury [value not stated] any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible therewith, even if etc., as in the preceding. Vite etc. (De mandato.)|
|Ibid.||To Thomas Banastre, rector of Teveresham in the diocese of Ely. Dispensation to him—who lately had papal dispensation, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, (i) to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold a benefice even with cure, (ii) to hold two other mutually compatible benefices, even if canonries and prebends in cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, and hold instead three similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices—to hold any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible with Teveresham, value not exceeding 50 marks, even if, etc. as in f. 291. Vite etc. (De mandato.)|
|4 Id. Nov.
|To Henry Wellys, archdeacon of Lincoln, licentiate of canon law. Indult, during seven years, to visit his archdeaconry by deputy, and to receive the procurations. Devocionis tue probata sinceritas.|
|Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Ely and Bangor and the dean of London. Devocionis probata sinceritas quam dilectus filius. (De mandato.)|
|4 Kal. Oct.
|Confirmation as above, p. 468, of Boniface IX's appropriation to the abbess and convent of St. Mary's, Brusyerde, of the order of St. Clare, in the diocese of Norwich, of the parish church of Suton (sic here) in the said diocese. Ad perp. rei mem. Pastoralis officii.|
|17 Kal. Jan.
|To George de Radclif, rector of Eccleston in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him, who says he is of knightly race, to receive and hold for life with the said church [value not given] one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if it be another parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or a dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and such dignity, personatus or office be elective, and to resign etc. as above, f. 291. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (De mandato.)|
3 Kal. Oct.
|To Thomas Freng, rector of St. Margaret's, Burgh in Flegge, in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him—whom lately, holding the said church, value not exceeding 30 marks, the present pope dispensed to receive and hold for ten years therewith any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if it were another 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 as often as he pleased, simply or for exchange, provided that within the said period he should exchange, one of such two incompatible benefices for another compatible with the remaining one, or, if not, resign such remaining one; after which he obtained by authority of the ordinary the parish church of St. Edmund in Fyshergate in Norwich, and held it and Burgh together, as he still does— the said period of ten years not being expired, to hold the said churches together for life and to resign them, simply or for exchange, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices, even if they be dignities, personatus or offices, with or without cure, [in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches], and [such dignities] be major or principal respectively. Vite etc. (De mandato.)|
16 Kal. April.
|To John Bremore, archdeacon of Cornwall in Exeter, secretary of the pope. Indult as above, f. 292. Grata tue familiaritatis et devocionis obsequia.|
|Concurrent mandate to the abbot of Westminster and the dean and archdeacon of London. Grata dilecti filii. (De mandato.)|