Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 8, 1427-1447. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1909.
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Vatican Regesta, Vol. CCCLXV (fn. 1)
5 Eugenius IV
4 (fn. 2) Eugenius IV
5 (fn. 3) Eugenius IV
6 Eugenius IV
7 Eugenius IV
5 Kal. Oct.
(f. 171d.) (fn. 4)
|Decree, annulling the pope's translation of Thomas [Bourchier], bishop of Worcester from that see to Ely, made on its voidance by the death of Philip [Morgan]; the pope having learned that the translation would not be to the utility of the said two churches. Ad fut. rei mem. Apostolice sedis. (R[egistra]ta gratis de mandato domini nostri pape, Po[ggius.] Morin[en. (fn. 5)]) [See above, pp. 230, 231.] See also below, f. 208.]|
8 Eugenius IV
5 Id. June.
|To the bishop of Rochester and Peter de Monte, apostolic notary and nuncio in the realm of England. Commission and mandate to visit in person for this time only, and to correct and reform, provided that the consent of king Henry be given, such monasteries, priories and other places of the order of St. Benedict, exempt from the jurisdiction of diocesans, as are in need thereof; with the necessary faculty and power. They are to deprive no one, but are to report to the pope circumstances calling for deprivation. Ad ecclesiarum et monasteriorum. (R[egistra]ta de Curia de m. d. n. p. Pog[gius.])|
Prid. Kal. May.
|To John, abbot of the Augustinian monastery of St. Osyth in the diocese of London. Grant—at his recent petition, containing that formerly, on the voidance of the said monastery by the resignation to bishop Robert of Richard (sic), monk (sic), then abbot thereof, the said bishop made provision to him, in virtue of which he obtained peaceable possession and has exercised the administration for about four years; and adding that, although a short time before the said provision emanated he resigned his priorship of the Augustinian monastery of St. Botolph, Colchester, to the said bishop, who granted him licence to transfer himself from St. Botolph's to St. Osyth's, nevertheless, seeing that St. Botolph's is immediately subject to the Roman church, there is a doubt as to the validity of the said licence, provision, translation etc.—that the said licence etc. shall hold good, and that he may lawfully administer as abbot of St. Osyth's, whose value does not exceed 200l., his acts up to the present time as abbot thereof being hereby ratified. Apostolice solicitudinis. (R[egistra]ta, tax. xxxx. de m. d. n. p. Poggius.)|
|4 Non. July.
|To Master Peter de Monte, picrano of the pieve (plebanus plebis) of St. George de Ilagio in the diocese of Verona, I.U.D., apostolic notary, dwelling in the realm of England. Motu proprio commission and mandate (the pope having recently learned that John de Ping [i.e. Deping], canon, sometime prior, of the Augustinian monastery of [St. Botolph], Colchester, immediately subject to the Roman church, resigned the priorship to bishop Robert, who admitted the resignation by his ordinary authority, without duly considering that the pope alone, or one empowered by the apostolic see, can do so; and that thereafter the said bishop similarly confirmed the election, likewise illicitly made by the convent, of John Binorthyn, (fn. 6) one of the canons), seeing that the said admission, election and confirmation etc. emanated in contempt of the said see and are invalid, to summon the said John Binorthyn and convent and others concerned, and if he find the aforesaid or enough thereof to be true, to annul the said admission, election and confirmation and the said John's acts of administration, and to remove him, and in that event to admit the above resignation by papal authority, and make provision of the priory, whether void in the above or in any other way, to a fit person to be chosen or nominated by him. Apostolice solicitudinis. (Without the usual subscription at the end.)|
5 Kal. Aug.
|To Henry, cardinal of England by the title of St. Eusebius's, and John, archbishop of York. Mandate as below. The pope recently [1437, Sept. 27, Eubel, Hierarchia, Vol. II, ad. ‘Elien.,’ and see above, f. 171d.], at the petition of king Henry, made the archbishop of Rouen administrator in spirituals and temporals of the church of Ely, and wrote divers letters exhorting Henry, archbishop of Canterbury, to deliver the spirituality to the said archbishop. Afterwards the pope learned that the said king had delivered the temporality, but that archbishop Henry had refused and continued to refuse to deliver the spirituality. (fn. 7) The pope is therefore writing again to archbishop Henry, and hopes that he will comply. If, however, he refuse, the pope orders the above two with due modesty and good arguments to exhort him and require him to deliver the said spirituality, and if he still refuse, to deliver the same by authority of the pope, provided that the royal consent be given. Nuper ad supplicacionem. (R[egistra]ta de Curia de m. d. n. p. Mor[inen.] Pog[gius.]) [See above, p. 231. See also above, f. 171d. of the present Register.]|
9 Eugenius IV
11 Kal. Sept. (fn. 8)
|To Master Peter de Monte, I.U.D., apostolic notary, nuncio of the apostolic see and collector of the camera in the realms of Eng land and Scotland and in the island of Ireland. Faculty to him, whom the pope lately sent as his nuncio and collector to the above realms and island, to grant to fifteen persons thereof that they may take for seven years, whilst studying at an university, the fruits etc. of any their benefices, the daily distributions alone excepted, as if personally resident. Cum te dudum. (R[egistra]ta de Curia. de m. d. n. p. Po[ggius]. Floren[tin] (fn. 9).) [For the appointment of Peter de Monte as collector in England, Ireland and Scotland, on April 21, 1435, and the faculties given to him on that occasion, see below, Reg. CCCLXXIII, ff. 177d. sqq. For further faculties given to him in 1436 and 1438, see below, Reg. CCCLXXIV, ff. 127 sqq. and ff. 275 sqq.]|
|Ibid.||To Master Peter de Monte, I.U.D., and M.A. (Utriusque Juris ac Artium Doctor), apostolic notary, nuncio etc. as in the preceding. Faculty to grant indult to fifteen persons that the confessor of their choice may grant them, being penitent and having confessed, plenary remission of all their sins, once, in the hour of death; with the clauses ‘Et ne quod absit’ against abuse, ‘Et insuper’ requiring fasting on every Friday for a year, etc. and ‘Porro si forsan’ empowering the confessor to commute the said fasting into other works of piety. Cum etc. (R[egistra]ta de Curia de m. d. n. p. Poggius. Flor[entin].)|
11 Kal. Sept.
|To Master Peter de Monte, I.U.D., apostolic notary etc., as in the preceding. Faculty to confer the office of notary public on twelve persons, not married and not in holy orders, with the form of oath to be taken by them. Cum etc. (R[egistra]ta de Curia etc. Pog[gius].)|
|Ibid.||To Master Peter etc., as in the preceding. Faculty to dispense twenty-five persons, after completing their twenty-second year, to be promoted to all holy orders, even the priesthood, and to hold a benefice even with cure. Cum etc. (Re[gistra]ta de Curia etc. Pog[gius].)|
|Ibid.||To Master Peter de Monte, I.U.D. and M.A. (Utriusque Juris Artiumque Doctor), apostolic notary etc., as in the preceding. Faculty to dispense thirty persons in those cases in which the pope's major penitentiary can do so, and to dispense on account of the greater irregularity contracted thereby. Cum etc. (R[egistra]ta de Curia etc. Pog[gius].)|
|To Master Peter de Monte, I.U.D., apostolic notary etc., as in the preceding. Faculty to grant to twenty-five persons to choose their confessor, who may hear their confessions and grant absolution, enjoining a salutary penance, except in cases re served to the apostolic see. Cum etc. (R[egistra]ta de Curia etc. Pog[gius].)|
|Ibid.||To Master Peter etc., as in the preceding. Faculty to dis pense twenty men and as many women related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred or affinity to marry, or, having married in ignorance of the said relationship, to contract marriage [anew] and remain therein, declaring past and future offspring legitimate. Cum etc. (Registrata de Curia etc. Pog[gius.])|
|Ibid.||To Master Peter, etc., as in the preceding. Faculty to grant to twelve persons of either sex, nobles, to have a portable altar. Cum etc. (Registrata de Curia etc. Pog[gius.])|
|Ibid.||To Master Peter, etc., as in the preceding. Faculty to dispense twenty-five persons on account of any kind of illegitimacy, to be promoted to all holy orders, even the priest hood, and hold one or two benefices with or without cure. Cum etc. (R[egistra]ta de Curia etc. Pog[gius.] Flor[entin].)|
|11 Kal. Oct.
|To the bishop of Dunkeld. Mandate, at the recent petition of James Stewart, nobleman, and Joan Bewford, noblewoman, of the diocese of St. Andrews (seeing that they hold their own ordinary suspect in the matter), after temporary separation, to absolve them from excommunication incurred, enjoining a salutary penance, and to dispense them to recontract and remain in the marriage which they formerly contracted per verba legitime de presenti before witnesses clandestinely, in ignorance that they were related in the third and third (corrected from second) and the fourth and fourth and the third and fourth degrees of kindred and affinity, subsequently consum mating it after the said impediments had come to their knowledge. He is to decree past offspring, if any, and future legitimate. Oblate nobis. (tax. xxx. R[egistra]ta de mandato etc. Pog[gius]. Habuit [F.]de Padua d[ucatos] vi.). [Stuart, Geneal. Hist. Stewarts, p. 443, with spelling ‘Berrford.’]|