Lateran Regesta 305: 1431-1432

Pages 347-353

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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Lateran Regesta, Vol. CCCV (fn. 1)

De Regularibus

8 Id. Jan. (fn. 2)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 6.)
To the provost, and Tomultheus Macdiarmada and Cornelius Magriabaid, canons, of Elphin. Mandate—the pope having been informed by Cornelius Macdiarmada, a Cistercian monk of St. Mary's, Boyle, in the diocese of Elphin, that Cornelius Macseagham, sacrist thereof, has taken away and dilapidated a number of the goods etc. of the sacristship, is a public fornicator, and, being under sentence of excommunication, has, even in presence of the excommunicate and interdicted, publicly celebrated masses and other divine offices, and assisted thereat—if Macdiarmada, who has made a private profession of the said order, and is the son of a priest, expressly professed thereof, and an unmarried woman, will accuse Macseagham before them, to summon the latter and others concerned, and if they find the above, or enough thereof, to be true, to deprive Macseagham, and in that event to collate and assign the sacristship, which is a non-elective office, value not exceeding 6 marks, to Macdiarmada, who is hereby specially dispensed to hold it. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (An. and M. Pinardi. An. Gratis pro deo. Secundo Idus Januarii Anno Primo. de Adria.)
4 Non. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 43d.)
To the prior and chapter of the church of Canterbury, O.S.B. Licence, at their recent petition—containing that Urban VI granted faculty to the prior to give, in absence of the archbishop, solemn benediction after mass (post missarum solemnia) and at other divine offices and at table; and adding that solemn benedication is wont to be given by prelates of the realm of England, not after mass but after the Elevation and before the Communion (non post hujusmodi solemnia, sed eleuacione dominici Corporis peracta, et ante communionem ejusdem)—for the prior, in the said absence, to give benediction according to the said custom. Sincere devocionis affectus (An. and H. Raiscop. An. xx. de Adria.)
14 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 143d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's without the walls of York. Indult for him and his successors, after being ordained priest, to hear the confessions of all the monks and lay brothers and servants and parishioners, and for any monk of the monastery, a priest, to hear the confessions of the abbot and his successors; and to grant absolution and enjoin penance, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Sincere devocionis affectus. (Ja. and Conilli.) Ja. lxx. Aprutin.)
5 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 170d.)
To the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's without the walls of Canterbury. Licence, at their recent petition—containing that whereas in the city of Canterbury, in a place remote from their said monastery, there exists by ancient and approved and hitherto observed custom a grammar-school (scole pro pueris in gramaticalibus instruendis), they desire another school [to be built] within the precincts of the said monastery, or near it, in a suitable place, for the poor boys who are nourished with the alms of their monastery and other scholars etc. (desideretis pro pueris pauperibus qui elemosinis uestri monasterii nutriuntur ac aliis scolaribus in gramaticalibus huiusmodi laicalibus quoque et miserabilibus personis instrui uolentibus, alias scolas infra septa …), and propose to provide from the goods of the said monastery a competent salary for a master or rector thereof—after they have assigned from the said goods a competent portion for the master or rector to be deputed by them, to build the said school within the said precincts or in another fit place near the said monastery, but without the walls of the said city, and to receive, depute and keep a fit master or rector; with licence for the boys and scholars to go to such school, freely and without hindrance from the ruler (rectoris) of the said city or any other; notwithstanding the said custom (constitutione, ? rectius consuetudine) and anything else put forth to the contrary. Humilibus et honestis. (An. and P. de Montella. An. xx. de Adria.)
8 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 206d.)
To all priors, brethren and convents of all houses or monasteries of the Carthusian order in the realm of England. Indult to let on farm or yearly pension and to rent, as often as they please, and without acquiring licence of the diocesans, to any persons, clerks or laymen, all fruits, rents etc. of any churches, priories, places or benefices belonging to them and their houses or monasteries, and also lands, rights, pensions, and portions of tithes etc. which they possess or shall possess; provided that such leases or rentings do not extend to fee or otherwise to perpetual alienation. Sacri Cartusiensis ordinis. (An. and Conilli. An. lxxxx. de Adria.)
10 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 215.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's de Pratis, Leicester, in the diocese of Lincoln. Mandate to confirm the appropriation made by the late Richard, bishop of Lincoln, by his ordinary authority, with licence of king Henry, to the Augustinian abbot and convent of Welhowe in his diocese, value not exceeding 400 marks, founded and endowed by [Henry I] king of England (ipsius monasterii per diue memorie Regis [sic] Anglie primeuis temporibus honorifice fundati et dotati), in consideration of its impoverishment by pestilences and other calamities, of the perpetual vicarage (value not exceeding 60 marks, then void by the death of Thomas Luffe, and in the gift of the abbot and convent) of the parish church (which had been lately united to the said monastery) of Clee in the said diocese, portions being reserved by the said bishop, to be paid yearly on the Assumption, of 6s. to the bishop and 20d. to the archdeacon of Lincoln, the cure to be exercised by a secular priest removable at the pleasure of the abbot and convent, in virtue of which appropriation they have taken possession of the said vicarage. Desiderantes statum ecclesiarum. (An. and Jo. de Crivellis. An. xxxx. de Adria.)
14 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 216.)
Confirmation, with exemplifications, at the petition of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, of the letters:—
(i) Inspectis litteris G. et R. of Honorius III, addressed to the said abbot and convent, and dated at the Lateran, 2 Non. March anno 10 [1226], (fn. 3) setting forth that the pope has inspected the letters, which have been exhibited before him, of G. and R., sometime archbishops, and the chapter of York, and of popes Adrian and Alexander, in the matter of visitation and procuration in their monastery, and, in order to save the church of York and the said monastery from litigation, has provided that the archbishop shall have visitation in the monastery once a year, or twice in case of urgent need, and shall make correction and reformation with counsel of religious men and of five or six of the better canons of his church; as to procuration, the pope's will is that the monastery is not bound thereto to the archbishop, saving only one sojourn (hospicio) which the archbishops of York have reserved to themselves in the monastery after their consecration.
(ii)Lecta coram nobis of Urban IV, addressed to the said abbot and convent, and dated at Montefiascone, 15 Kal. Sept.anno 1 [1262], (fn. 4) inhibiting (at their petition, read before him and containing that sometimes the archbishop, when visiting the monastery introduces secular clerks) the introduction in future by the archbishop, on the occasion of his visitation, of seculars into the chapter of the abbot and convent, except two or three of the canons of the church of York, in a decent habit, as many religious being joined to him as he sees expedient.
The pope hereby further grants that they shall not be bound to show before ordinaries and others the tenour of the aforesaid letters otherwise than by the exhibition of these presents, etc. Ad perp. rei mem. Sincere devocionis affectus. (An. and Conilli. An. lx. de Adria.)
8 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 240.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Boyle, in the diocese of Elphin, and Tomultheus Macdiarmada and Cornelius Macgriabaid, canons of Elphin. (fn. 5) Mandate as below. The recent petition of Thady Micdiarmada, a Premonstratensian canon of Lough Key (Insula Sancte Trinitatis de Lochque) in the diocese of Elphin, contained that on the voidance of the said monastery by the deprivation, made by papal authority, of the late Congal, some time abbot, provision was made to him by the said authority, in virtue of which he obtained possession, but that Roderick (Ruadricus) Ocarehaig, a canon thereof, asserting that provision had been ordered to be made to him by papal letters, caused Thady to be cited before Maurice, prior of St. Mary's, Inchmacnerin (Insulamacneri), in the said diocese, executor of the said letters, who gave an unjust definitive sentence in favour of Roderick and against Thady, from which Thady appealed to the apostolic see but afterwards, detesting litigation and not having the means to prosecute his appeal, agreed that Roderick should pay him certain sums for his trouble and expenses, and that Thady should resign the monastery and all right, which, after receiving part of the said moneys, he did, and therefore did not prosecute his said appeal within the lawful time. At the said petition, adding that if Thady were not to prosecute the appeal grave losses might befall the monastery, the pope orders the above three to absolve him from excommunication etc. incurred by reason of the said agreement and reception, enjoining penance etc., and to rehabilitate him, to restore him to the prosecution of the said appeal, and in that event to hear and decide it. Regimini universalis ecclesie. (An. and M. Pinardi. An. Gratis pro deo. de Adria.) [See above pp. 50, 51.]
15 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 248.)
To Robert Skyren, Cistercian monk of St. Mary's, Meaux (Melsa), in the diocese of York. Indult to him, (fn. 6) who holds a monk's portion of St. Mary's, to hold therewith for life any benefice with or without cure, even if a parish church etc., even if of the patronage of laymen, and to dispose of the fruits etc. thereof like the true rectors. Nobilitas generis (sic), (fn. 7) religionis zelus, vite etc. (B. and Hubanto. B. xxx. Valven.)
14 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 261d.)
Confirmation, at the petition of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, after inspection in the papal chancery, with grant that these presents shall suffice for exhibition to ordinaries etc., of Boniface IX's letters of confirmation Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis, dated at St. Peter's, Rome, 3 Id. Nov. anno 8 [1396, analysed in Cal. Lett. V, pp. 2–4]. Ad perp. rei mem. Iis que pro ecclesiasticarum personarum. (An. and Conilli. An. lxxx. de Adria.) [6pp.] (The chief variants between the present text and that of Reg. XLIV, analysed in Cal. V, are as follows:—…. the parish church of St. Mary, York, with ……. Doncastre ….. in the parish of Harwode ……….. from the church of Kyrkcby (sic) in Hundolffdale ….. which the religious themselves cultivate in Elmeswel … from the church of Shirreshoton … St. Bee (Bege) in Copelande ….. in Carleton in Cov[er] dale in the parish of Coverham … also in Layburn … from S[t]uartbrige … in Wicliff … the late Nisard Nusard … in Kyrhan, in Ask, in Bretenby, … in Andreby … Kytelington … Robert and William of and in Middelton … to wit (scilicet) … ultra moras [sic] vero ……. Clyston ….)
Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 279d.)
To the archbishop of York. Mandate, at the recent petition of Hugh David and John Wynchilse, Friars Minors and proctors of the order in the Roman court—containing that formerly Roger Dowe, a Friar Minor, then minister of the province of England, was for reasonable causes removed from the exercise of his office by the minister-general, and that the said Hugh and John were appointed vicars to exercise the said office until a minister-provincial should be lawfully appointed, and that manifold dissensions have been stirred up amongst the friars of the said order and province—to summon the said Roger and others concerned and, with the assistance of some friars of the order, masters of theology, to inform himself and confirm or annul the said removal, or cause a minister-provincial to be appointed, and do what he sees expedient for the peace, honour and estate of the order. Justis et honestis. (B. and H. Raiscop. B. xx. Valven.)
2 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 282.)
To John Fare, a Friar Preacher, S.T.M. Copy from the register of Martin V, with force of the original, which has been lost, of the letters Religionis zelus, litterarum etc. of that pope, addressed to him as above, and dated at S. Maria Maggiore, Rome, 13 Kal. Sept. anno 6 [1423], dispensing him (fn. 8) to hold for life any benefice with or without cure, even if it were a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, and were wont to be governed by secular clerks, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased. Provisionis nostre. (B. and A. de Luschis. B. xxxxii. Valven.)
3 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 291d.)
To the prior and convent of the Benedictine priory of St. Augustine, Daventre, in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult and licence for them and their successors to rent, let or to grant to farm or yearly pension, for as long and as often as they please, to any persons, clerks and laymen, without licence of diocesans or other, any fruits, etc., of their said priory and its members and of their appropriated churches and benefices, provided that such leases or grants do not extend to fee or alienation, and that they be renewed every twenty years. Sacre religionis. (An. and M. Pinardi. An. lx. de Adria.)
16 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 299.)
To the prior of St. Oswald's, Nostel, in the diocese of York, and the treasurer of York. Mandate as below. The recent petition of the Cistercian abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Fountans, contained that a dissension having arisen between them (who held, as they still hold to their uses, as appropriated to them, the parish church of Crostheuayt in the diocese of Carlisle) and Walter Lambardi, perpetual vicar of the said church, about certain articles contained in an agreement made by the late Ralph, bishop of Carlisle, in regard to the portion of the vicar, they agreed that the vicars should have, in the name of the said portion, a tenement, with an enclosure contiguous thereto and enclosed with hedges, which the former vicars were wont to inhabit in the town (villa) of Crostheuayt, and for the forage of their horses the tithes of hay of Great Crostheuayt only, and every year, at the four terms therof, namely Candlemas, Easter, the Nativity of St. John Baptist and Michaelmas, in equal portions, should receive from the abbot and convent 20l. of the legal money of England, to be paid at Crostheuayt, the rest of the emoluments, etc., of the said church to belong to the abbot and convent, in the event of the payment of the said pension being a month in arrear the abbot and convent being bound to pay to the bishop of Carlisle 20s. of alms a day after the lapse of the said month, the abbot and convent to repair and maintain the chancel, under pain of the sequestration of the fruits of the church by the ordinary, the vicars to bear all other ordinary burdens of the church, and, in case of extraordinary burdens, to contribute 6s. 8d. only from the said portion, which later agreement has been approved and confirmed by Marmaduke, bishop of Carlisle, patron of the said vicarage, and its observance decreed under pain of the greater excommunication, as is contained in letters patent, some of which have the seals of bishop Marmaduke and the abbot and convent, and others the seals of bishop Marmaduke and the said Walter. The pope hereby orders the above to confirm the said later agreement and the said confirmation, etc. Pastoralis officii. (Ja. and A. Wyt. Ja. xxx. Aprutin.)


  • 1. On the back of the volume is the usual Italian ‘Eugenio IV. 1435 (corrected to 1431) Anno 5 (corrected to Anno 1) Lib. 3’ A small piece of paper attached to the flyleaf has, in a modern hand, ‘Eugenio IV. 1431. Anno 1. Tom. VIII.’ On the flyleaf, amongst other modern notes, is ‘Lib. III. foliorum 317.’
  • 2. Corrected in the margin from ‘8 Kal. Januarii.’
  • 3. Not in Potthast, Regesta, but in Pressutti, Regesta Honorii III, vol. ii, p. 407, from ‘Reg. Vat. Lib. 10 [i.e. Reg. Vat. vol. xiii], epist. 229, fol. 118;Musæum Britann. add. mss. 15,352 [Marini Transcripts.]’ Pressutti gives an analysis, not quite complete, of the pope's letter to the archbishop of York, and adds, as in Reg. XIII, ‘In eundem modum scriptum est abbati et conventui monasterii Sanctæ Mariæ Eboracensis.’ See also Cal. Papal Lett., vol. i, pp. 108, 109.
  • 4. Not in Potthast, Regesta, nor in Cal Lett. I.
  • 5. The above three are substituted in the margin for ‘dilecto filio. Thomultheo Macdiarmada canonico Elphinen.,’ with the note: Cassatum et correctum de mandato d[omini] F[rancisi Condulmari] Venet[iarum], vicecancellarii, Adria.
  • 6. tibi …. indulgemus. Cf. f. 282.
  • 7. This incipit is the only indication in the letter of his being of noble birth.
  • 8. Tecum … dispensamus. Cf f. 248.