Lateran Regesta, 373
1439-1440

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'Lateran Regesta, 373: 1439-1440', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 9: 1431-1447 (1912), pp. 108-126. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103400 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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10 Eugenius IV.

De Diversis Formis.

1440.
14 Kal. July.
Florence (f. 3.)
To the prior of Hereford in the diocese of Hereford. Mandate as below. The complaint of the Benedictine abbot and convent of the monastery of the town of Redyng in the diocese of Salisbury, set forth that although they have been wont to dilute their drink and prepare their food (fn. 2) with, and otherwise make use of the water of the river called 'Le Pyndesuclye,' which flows within (infra) and lawfully belongs to their demesne, town and manor of Leoministre in the diocese of Hereford, nevertheless some sons of iniquity who live in the said demesne and town, although able to use other waters and rivers which flow in the said demesne and town, defile the said river Le Pyndesuclie so much that at times the abbot and convent shrink from preparing their food and drink therewith (fn. 3) , wherefore they are often rendered unfit to exercise divine offices. The pope therefore orders the above prior to monish all persons of either sex dwelling in the said demesne and town and parts adjacent, and forbid them to defile the said river in future, under pain of sentence of excommunication, which the above prior is to aggravate where and when ex- pedient. Cunctorum Christifidelium. (An. and Jo. de Reate. | An. xvi. de Adria.) [For a like complaint of the abbot and convent of Reading see Cal. Lett. VII, p. 515.]
17 Kal. July.
Florence (f. 3d.)
To John Verney, archdeacon of Worcester. Faculty to make a will, with the usual limitations and requirements. Quia presentis vite. (An. and Jo. de Reate. | An. xvi. de Adria.)
3 Kal. April.
Florence (f. 5.)
To Thomas Woburne, rector of Tythemache in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, even if two parish churches etc.; notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance to the contrary [see above, p. 5.] etc. Litterarum etc. (An. and Jo. de Reate. | An. l. de Adria.)
7 Kal. July.
Florence (f. 5d.)
To Richard [Clerk] (fn. 4) , bishop of Ross [in Ireland]. Indult to him (to whom lately, prevented by his enemies from enjoying the fruits etc. of his episcopal mensa, the present pope granted an indult to hold in commendam, as long as he should be bishop of the said see, any one benefice with cure, in virtue of which he obtained the parish church of Schorham in the diocese of Canterbury, whose fruits etc., value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, are so slight that he, who is a suffragan of the archbishop of Canterbury, cannot keep up his state, even moderately) to hold as long as he is bishop of the said see, one other benefice with or without cure, even if another parish church or a perpetual vicarage or a dignity (not major nor principal) etc. Personam tuam. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis.) | An. xxx. de Adria.)
Prid. Non. April.
Florence (f. 6.)
Relaxation, to be valid during twenty years only, of two years and two quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and All Saints, and from the first to the second vespers of the feast of St. Theobald, the octaves of certain of the said feasts 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. Theobald within the parish church of Thirsford in the diocese of Norwich, which is in a state of ruin. Universis etc. Loca pia. (An. and A. de Florencia. | An. xx. de Adria.)
8 Id. June.
Florence (f. 8.)
To Alexander [de Lauder] (fn. 5) , elect of Dunkeld. Faculty for him, to whom the pope has recently made provision of the said church, to be consecrated by any catholic bishop, assisted by two or three others. The consecrator is thereafter to receive and send his oath of fealty to the pope, as usual. Cum [nos] nuper. (An. and Ja. de Vicentia. | An. xvi. de Adria.)
Prid. Id. May.
Florence (f. 12d.)
To Robert Rolleston, (fn. 6) archdeacon of Durham. Indult for life to visit his said archdeaconry by deputy and receive the procurations in money. Meruit tue devocionis.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Carlisle, the abbot of Westminster in the diocese of London and the prior of Durham. Meruit dilecti filii. (An. and Cyprianus, Pizolpassus. | An. xxviiii. xxxi. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 13.)
To Robert Thornton, archdeacon of Bedford in Lincoln, licentiate of canon law. The like, also for life. Meruit etc.
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of St. John's, Colchester, and Walden, in the diocese of London, and the dean of St. Paul's, London. Meruit etc. (An. and Cyprianus, Pizolpassus. | An. xxii. xxiiii. de Adria.)
7 Id. July.
Florence (f. 14.)
Exhortation to all faithful to give alms towards the completion of the costly bridge over the river Tay, flowing near the city of Dunkeld, which Donald Macnachtane, dean of Dunkeld, has begun to have built at his own expense; with relaxation of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who do so. The present letters, which are to be valid for three years only, the pope strictly forbids to be sent by questuarii, decreeing them null if this be done. Universis etc. Quoniam ut ayt apostolus. (An. and A. de Florentia. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
Ibid.To the bishop of Glasgow. Mandate to dispense John Maxwell, layman. of his diocese, and Mariotta or Agnes, daughters of the late Thomas Boyd, layman, of the same diocese, to marry, notwithstanding an impediment of spiritual relationship arising from the said Thomas having been godfather to John at his baptism. Exigit sincere devotionis (fn. 7) . (An. and Ja. Petri. | An. xx. de Adria.)
3 Non. July.
Florence (f. 16d.)
To the bishops of Valva and Clonmacnoise (Cluanen.) and the prior of Cillichinid in the diocese of Meath. Mandate as below. The recent petition of Maurianus Macgruayrcg, priest, of the diocese of Meath, contained that he formerly on the voidance, by the death without the Roman court of Thomas Norve, of the perpetual vicarage of St. Enan's (Sancti Enani), Drumrane alias Drumreath, in the said diocese, simoniacally promised to give and afterwards did give to the patron Peter Dylluyn, layman, of the said diocese, cows and money in order that Peter should present him, which he did to bishop William, who instituted him, under pretext of which presentation and institution he obtained and holds possession. The pope therefore orders the above to absolve Maurianus (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, as the son of unmarried parents, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he was so promoted), after he has duly resigned, from the sentences etc. incurred on account of the above, rehabilitate him, and dispense him on account of irregularity, and thereafter to collate and assign to him the said vicarage, value not exceeding 12 marks sterling, whether still void as above, or by the death of Nimeas Isspellan, or in any other way. He is hereby specially dispensed, on account of the said defect etc., to hold it. Solet copiosa sedis. (B. and G. Gonne. | B. xviii. Residuum gratis pro deo. Decimo Kal. Augusti Anno Decimo, Valven.) [4 pp.] [See Cal. Lett. VIII, pp. 145, 558.]
5 Id. Nov.
Florence
(f. 25d.)
To Thomas Barby, perpetual vicar of Naas in the diocese of Kildare, I.U.B. Dispensation as below. Martin V dispensed him to hold for ten years with the said vicarage any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a dignity etc., and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, as is contained in letters of the present pope, pope Martin having died before his letters were drawn up. At Thomas's recent petition, containing that he obtained thereafter the parish church of Armolghan in the diocese of Meath and is still holding it with the said vicarage, and that the said period is about to end, the pope dispenses him, who is by both parents of noble race, to hold together the said vicarage and church, value not exceeding 30 and 40 marks sterling respectively (besides which he holds a canonry of Dublin and the prebend of Maynoth, value also not exceeding 40 marks), even after the lapse of the said period, and to do so for life, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, even if parish churches etc., notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. Litterarum etc. (B. and G. de Elten. | B. xxxv. Valven.) [See Cal. Lett. VIII. pp. 107, 108.]
7 Kal. July.
Florence
(f. 27.)
To the mayor and his lieutenant and constables (constabulariis) and the other merchants of the society of merchants of the wool staple (lanarum stapule) of England, wheresoever they be. Grant as below. Martin V granted to the then mayor and his lieutenant and constable and the other merchants etc. as above, and to each of them, (i) to choose their confessor, who might as often as opportune hear their confessions and grant absolution, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see, and enjoin penance, (ii) that the confessor of their choice might grant to them, being penitent and having confessed, plenary remission of all their sins, once only, in the hour of death. At their recent petition, containing that since the said grants some of those who then belonged to the said society have died, and that others have been admitted, the pope extending hereby the said grants to those of them who have been admitted since and to those who shall be admitted for five years from the present date, and to the wives, present and future, of them and of the above mayor etc., grants to those who have been thus admitted and those who shall be admitted within the said five years, and to their wives, present and future, that each may choose his or her confessor, who may, as often as needful, hear their confessions etc., and also that the confessor of their choice may grant to them, being penitent, plenary remission etc., as above, with the usual clauses 'Et ne quod absit,' 'Et insuper,' etc. Benigno sunt vobis. (An. and Poggius. | An. c. de Adria.)
7 Id. July.
Florence
(f. 32.)
To the abbot of St. Osyth in the diocese of London. Mandate, at the recent petition of all the men and inhabitants of the town of Brentwode in the diocese of London (containing that their parish church of Sowthwel is so remote that at times, when there are floods etc., children who are born in their town die on the way to the said church for baptism, and the said inhabitants are without masses and other divine offices and the sacraments) if he find the facts to be as stated, to grant licence that the said inhabitants may, at such times of necessity and not otherwise, have children baptized, and masses and other divine offices celebrated, and sacraments and sacramentals administered, by their own chaplain or other fit priest, in the chapel of St. Thomas the Martyr in the said town; provided that prejudice be not otherwise caused to the said church, and saving the rights thereof. Humilibus supplicum votis. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 36d.)
To the bishop of Glasgow. Mandate, after enjoining penance for incest, to dispense John de Maxwell, layman, and Beatrice de Pollok, of his diocese, who formerly committed fornication more than once, and had offspring, to marry. notwithstanding an impediment of spiritual relationship arising from John's mother having been godmother at Beatrice's confirmation, (fn. 8) proclaiming legitimate the said offspring and that to be born of the marriage. Oblate etc. (An. and G. Gonne. | An. xx. de Adria.)
3 Non. Aug.
Florence
(f. 49d.)
To Thomas de Franchis, rector of Brygtowell in the diocese of Salisbury. Indult to him, who is in minor orders only, and is physician of Henry, cardinal priest of St. Eusebius's, not to be bound for two years, on account of the said church, value not exceeding 28l. sterling, to be promoted to any holy order; provided that the cure of souls etc. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xviii. de Adria.) [See below, Reg. Lat. CCCLXXXII, ƒ. 297.]
1440. Prid. Non. June.
Florence
(f. 54.)
Declaration, at the recent petition of Nicholas Wpton, rector of Fallergh in the diocese of Winchester, I.U.B.—containing that formerly, when the regular Benedictine church of Winchester was secular, and was governed by a secular chapter and canons, the said parish church was united and appropriated to one of its prebends; and that, although the said parish church, whose cure is exercised by a rector or perpetual vicar, a secular clerk, was after the said union and appropriation, and is at present, governed like a prebend of Winchester as if by a secular canon (fn. 9) , it is called in question by some whether the holder of the said parish church can hold therewith, without papal dispensation, another benefice with cure or a dignity, personatus or office—that by the said union and appropriation the rectory of the said parish church so far took the nature of a prebend, that (fn. 10) it can be held with any benefice having cure or a dignity personatus or office, without any papal dispensation. Ad fut. rei mem. Illam decet apostolice. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xxii. de Adria.) (fn. 11)
5 Id. May.
Florence
(f. 64.)
To John Magillavanach, rector of Ardrath[an] in the diocese of Kilmacduagh. Dispensation to him (who was formerly dispensed by papal authority, 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, having been so promoted, he obtained the above church, value not exceeding 14 marks sterling) to receive and hold three canonries and as many prebends in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and resign them and the said church, simply or for exchange, as often as he wishes, and hold instead four other compatible benefices. Vite etc. (An. and. M. Pinardi. | An. xxiiii. de Adria.) [See below, f. 94.]
Prid. Non. April.
Florence
(f. 81d.)
To John Mummowthe, rector of Byschyppystrow in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is of noble race, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, even if two parish churches etc., notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (An. and B. de Monte. | An. l. de Adria.)
1439[–40].
5 Id. March.
Florence
(f. 82.)
To Richard Ferrowre of Attelburgh, rector of Depedale in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any other benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. de Adria.)
_
(f. 83.)
To the dean of Salisbury, the master of the college of Wyngfeld in the diocese of Norwich, and Robert Appulby, canon of Bangor, 'salutem etc. Justis et honestis supplicum votis, illis presertim que Christifidelium animarum salutem et pacem necnon diuini cultus augmentum respiciunt libenter annuimus, illaque favoribus.' [Unfinished, without the usual subscriptions in the margin, and cancelled without note.]
1439[–40].
5 Id. March. Florence
(f. 85.)
To the bishop of Cloyne. Mandate to dispense to marry Raymund (Remundus) Cantton, [layman], and Evelyn Roche, of his diocese, notwithstanding that they are related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred and in the double third and in the second and fourth degrees of affinity, aware of which they have committed fornication and had offspring, which, with the offspring of the marriage is to be decreed legitimate; notwithstanding also that Raymund had previously contracted with Anoria Barri, of the same diocese, related to him in the third and fourth degrees of affinity, espousals (sponsalia de futuro) which were null. Oblate etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xxx. de Adria.) [There are three corrections in the margin and other erasures in the text, and the letter, which does not contain the usual penance clause (cf. f. 98d.), is cancelled by strokes, with note in the margin: Cassata et alibi registrata propter nimiam correcturam de mandato domini F[rancisci Condulmari] Venet[iarum] Vicecancellarii, An. de Adria.] [See above, p. 70.]
1440.
3 Kal. April.
Florence
(f. 87d.)
To Henry Hanslape, rector of Middilton in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain in the chapel of king Henry, to hold for life with the said church, (besides which he holds canonries and prebends in the collegiate churches of Houden and Derlyngton in the dioceses of York and Durham, a canonry and the prebend called of Croweherst in the chapel royal of Hastyng, and a canonry and prebend in the chapel royal of St. George within the castle of Wyndesore, in the dioceses of Chichester and Salisbury, the value of all not exceeding 100l. sterling) one other, or without the said church, any two, benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. Vite etc. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. l. de Adria.)
16 Kal May.
Florence
(f. 94.)
To the provost of Kilmacduagh. Mandate as below. The pope lately ordered provision to be made to John Mackyllavanach, clerk, of the diocese of Kilmacduagh (who had been dispensed by papal authority, 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) of the rectory of Arddrahayn in the said diocese, of the patronage of laymen, so long void by the death of Donald Oseacnassyd that its collation had lapsed to the apostolic see [Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 517]; and after, as the said John's recent petition contained, the said rectory had been collated to him and provision thereof made to him in virtue of the said letters, the patron William de Burgo, donsel, opposed the said mandate and collation and provision and hindered John from obtaining possession, whereupon bishop John, with consent of John and William, constituted by his ordinary authority two parts of the said rectory, the principal part under the name of the rectory of Arddrahayn, and the other part under the name of the rectory of Kylltomaiss, upon which the said John obtained the said principal part in virtue of the said letters and collation and provision, and is still in possession. At the said petition the pope orders the above provost to summon John and William and others concerned, and if he find the facts to be as stated, and if he find that a sufficient amount of the fruits etc. has been assigned to both rectories, to approve and confirm the said constitution, and in that event to collate and assign the said principal part, value not exceeding 14 marks sterling, to John. Ut ea que iustis. (An. and Jo. le Goupil. | An. xxxvi. Pridie Kal. Maii Anno Decimo, de Adria.) [4 pp.] [See above, f. 64.]
9 Kal. May.
Florence
(f. 98d.)
To the bishop of Kilmacduagh. Mandate, after enjoining penance for incest, to dispense Emundus Yhegyn, layman, and Saubina (fn. 12) , of his diocese, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the third and third degrees of affinity and the fourth and fourth twofold degrees of kindred, aware of which they more than once committed fornication; decreeing past offspring, if any, and the offspring to be born of the marriage to be legitimate. Oblate etc. (An. and B. de Monte. | An. xxvi. de Adria.)
7 Kal. July.
Florence
(f. 106d.)
To John Edmond, a brother of the house or hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr of Accon by the great conduit (aqueductum) of the city of London: Indult, at the petition of James, earl of Ormonde, and of himself, who has made his profession in the said house or hospital, and dwells therein with the brethren under the rule of St. Augustine, to study letters at an university in the realm for ten years at the expense of himself and his friends, after asking, even if he do not obtain, leave of his superior, and not to be bound meanwhile to reside in St. Thomas's. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. Petri. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
3 Non. Aug.
Florence
(f. 107d.)
To the bishop of Meath. Mandate, at the petition of the dean and chapter and William Cruys, a canon, of the church of St. Patrick, Dublin, (which and the church of Holy Trinity are metropolitan and canonically united, with separate chapters) to confirm the division which arch-bishop Richard, with consent of the said chapters and of the said William, made of the fruits etc. of the canonry and prebend of Cuwerdys in St. Patrick's, assigning part of them to the said William and his successors, and the rest to the dean and chapter for the maintenance of six minor (parvi) canons and six choristers, to be instituted in St. Patrick's for attendance at canonical hours by day and night. Ad ea ex apostolice. (An. and Pizolpassus. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
5 Kal. May.
Florence
(f. 125.)
To the bishop of Annadown. Mandate, after enjoining penance for incest, to dispense Odo Yflatartayd, layman, and Auilina inge Ceoallayd, of his diocese, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the second and third and in the fourth degrees of affinity on divers sides, aware of which they have more than once committed fornication and had offspring which, with the offspring to be born of the marriage, is to be decreed legitimate. Oblate etc. (B. and Pizolpassis. | B. xxv. Valven.)
9 Kal. May.
Florence
(f. 125.)
To the archbishop of Tuam. Mandate, after imposing penance for incest, to dispense Thady Ymaylle, layman, and Sabina de Burgo, relict of Cormac Ymaylle, layman, of his diocese, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the double third degree of affinity on divers sides, aware of which they, whilst Cormac and Sabina were married, and also even after Cormac's death (fn. 13) , which they did not compass, committed fornication more than once, and had offspring; decreeing legitimate the offspring begotten after Cormac's death, and the offspring to be born of the marriage. Oblate etc. (B. and G. Gonne. | B. xxv. Valven.)
5 Id. May.
Florence
(f. 129d.)
To the bishop of Kilfenora. Mandate as below. The recent petition of Thomas Micgillavanach, archdeacon of Kilmacduagh, contained that formerly between him and Philip Ohaill, layman, his serf (mancipium suum), words of contumely arose, that Philip over much excited Thomas to wrath, that Thomas, full of fury, without reflecting, threw after Philip a knife which he was wearing and so wounded him with it that he died within three days, and that he had no intent to kill him. At the said petition and that of bishop John (asserting that Thomas has ceaselessly and intrepidly helped him, since he became bishop, in the defence of the rights of the said church, and can still be useful to it) the pope hereby orders the above bishop to absolve Thomas, who is a priest and of noble race, from the fault of homicide, enjoining a salutary penance, dispense him on account of irregularity, and dispense him to minister in minor orders only and to receive any benefices and retain them and all others which he at present holds, and rehabilitate him. Sacrosancte matris ecclesie. (An. and Ja. Petri. | An. xxii. de Adria.)
Prid Id. May.
Florence
(f. 132d.)
To John Okeandubayn alias Omaylle, perpetual vicar of Uachamayll in the diocese of Tuam. Grant as below. The pope lately, by letters in which it was expressed that he was of noble race, ordered provision to be made to him of the perpetual benefice called the rectory of rural lands of Uumlluachtarach in the diocese of Tuam, of the patronage of laymen, then so long void by the death without the Roman court of Nimeas Yhaylleayn, priest, the perpetual beneficiary therein, that its collation had lapsed to the apostolic see, at the same time dispensing him to hold for life the said benefice, which has cure, and his above vicarage, provision of which the pope had by other letters ordered to be made to him. At his recent petition, containing that he has obtained in virtue of the said letters the said benefice and vicarage, value not exceeding 10 and 4 marks sterling respectively, and is holding them together in virtue of the said dispensation, and that although he reputes himself to be of noble race, and many so repute him, nevertheless some assert that he is not so, wherefore he fears molestation, the pope hereby grants to him, who is a priest, that the said first letters and their consequences shall hold good from the date of these presents as if they did not mention that he was of noble birth. Vite etc. (An. and Pizolpassis. | An. vi. Residuum pro deo. Nono Kal. Junii Anno Decimo, de Adria.)
Prid. Kal. June.
Florence
(f. 142.)
To John Verney, dean of Lichfield. Grant as below. His recent petition contained that on the voidance of the said deanery, a major dignity with cure, by the death of Robert [de] Wolveden without the Roman court, the chapter, to whom by ancient custom the election belongs, duly elected him, then a canon of the said church; that he consented and was presented to bishop William, who confirmed the election, and that in virtue of the said election and confirmation he was inducted by the chapter, and has been in possession for more than six years. The said petition added that Richard Layot, D.C.L., who was a canon at the time of the said voidance and was absent, appointed the late Robert Felton, then a canon, as his proctor for the election, with the condition of giving his vote for Richard Prati only, a clerk, who did not belong to the said church, wherefore it is asserted by some, especially by William Kynwolmersh, a canon of the said church, that the said election was not, as was then and is still to-day reputed, made by way of the Holy Ghost; and added further that the said William, who was received as a canon of the said church after the said election and confirmation, has for the last nine months asserted amongst other things that the said election and confirmation are not valid, and has brought John before the official of the archiepiscopal court of Canterbury, where the cause has been proceeded with short of a conclusion. The pope therefore calls up to himself and utterly extinguishes the said cause, makes good any defects in the said election and confirmation etc., and grants to John (who asserts that the said Robert [Felton] consented, by singing together with the other electors the hymn which begins 'Te deum laudamus' and by associating himself with the persons who brought John, thus elected, to the high altar; and who asserts that he is old, and that he has undergone and at present undergoes no molestation at the hands of the said [two] canons, constituting and constituted [as a proctor], or either of them (fn. 14) ) that the said election and confirmation and their consequences shall hold good from the outset, as if the said Richard and Robert and each of them had at the said election directed their votes upon John only, and had given their consent specially and expressly to his election. Vite etc. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. xxx. Pridie Non. Junii Anno Decimo. de. Adria.) [See below, f. 185d.]
Prid. Id. May.
Florence
(f. 143.)
To John Arundell, rector of Kybworth in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is chaplain and physician of Henry, earl of Warwick, and learned and understanding in theology (fn. 15) , to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a dignity etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, provided that they be not two parish churches or perpetual vicarages, nor one of each, notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. Litterarum etc. (An. and G. Gonne. | An. xl. de Adria.)
Id. April.
Florence
(f. 169d.)
Relaxation, to be valid during twenty years only, of two years and two quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of the dedication and on all Saints, the usual octaves and days; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair etc. of the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin, Chekeryng, within the bounds of the parish church of Hoxne in the diocese of Norwich, whose buildings are collapsed. Pia sub beate Marie. (An. and Poggius. | An. xviii. de Adria.)
5 Kal. May.
Florence
(f. 172.)
To the archbishop of York and his vicar general in spirituals. Mandate, at the petition of Anthony de Sancto Quintino in the town (villa) of Harpham in his diocese, [a layman] (containing that Thomas Pricebrige, priest, rector or warden of the collegiate church of Lewthorp in the said diocese inflicted on him grave and various verbal injuries, after which Anthony, with seven of his servants whom he had bidden to beat the said rector severely, insidiously fell upon the said rector, laid violent hands upon him and severely wounded him, wherefore, and against Anthony's wish, he died within a brief space, on account of which Anthony has incurred divers sentences of excommunication etc.; and adding that he beat and ordered to be beaten the said rector without intent to kill him) to absolve Anthony and his said servants from the guilt of priest-murder (presbytericidii) and from the said sentences etc., enjoining penance, and to rehabilitate them. Sedis apostolice, pie matris. (An. and Jo. de Reate. | An. xx. de Adria.)
6 Id. June.
Florence
(f. 184.)
To the priors of Bernwelle and Royston in the dioceses of Ely and Lincoln. Mandate, at the recent petition of William Asenhill, knight, temporal lord of the place of Gyldenmoerdon in the diocese of Ely (containing that out of his special devotion towards the church of the Cambridge house of Carmelites he has for the welfare of the souls of himself and his late wife founded a perpetual chaplaincy or chantry in the said church, and endowed it for a perpetual chaplain to say masses and other divine offices therein in perpetuity, and has chosen the said church as his burial place) to cause, with the assent of those interested, the bones of his said wife to be exhumed, and to be transferred from the parish church of the said place to the said church and there buried. Exigit dilecti filii. (An. and B. de Monte. | An. xx. de Adria.)
18 Kal. July.
Florence
(f. 185d.)
To John Verney, dean of Lichfield. Grant as below. Martin V, by letters which stated that he was of noble race, dispensed him to hold for life with the parish church of Gayton in the diocese of Lincoln any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, provided that they were not two major or principal dignities, nor one of each. At his recent petition, containing that the said statement of his nobility proceeded from the error of the person who solicited the said letters, John himself being absent from the Roman court, and that he is not of a noble, but is of a good and honest race, the pope hereby grants to him (who, having lately resigned Gayton, holds the said deanery, a major dignity with cure, the archdeaconry of Worcester, a non-major dignity, both with cure, a canonry and prebend of the church of St. Mary, Warwyk, the chapels without cure of Cokowchirche in Wegenok park and Wadbarewe, in the diocese of Worcester, value altogether not exceeding 166l. sterling) that the said letters and their consequences shall hold good from the date thereof, as if they contained no mention of his nobility; with dispensation hereby to resign the said deanery and archdeaconry, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead for life two dignities, even major or principal, or one of each, or with one of them a parish church or perpetual vicarage; and with rehabilitation ad cautelam and as far as needful. Vite etc. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. xxxx. Sextodecimo Kal. Julii Anno Decimo. de Adria.) [See above, f. 142.]
Prid. Kal. June.
Florence
(f. 186d.)
To the same. Absolution ad cautelam at his recent petition (containing that when a clerk only and young, he was present several times with, and gave help and consent to, a certain temporal lord of the realm of England, in whose service he was, and his band of men-at-arms against the enemies of the said realm, and that several homicides, mutilations and wounds were perpetrated; and that he had himself promoted to all, even holy orders and has ministered therein, even in the ministry of the altar, and has received benefices even elective and with cure: that he is old, and neither killed, mutilated nor wounded anybody) from any sentences of excommunication etc. which he may have incurred, with rehabilitation and dispensation to minister in all the said orders etc. Vite etc. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. xxxxv. de Adria.)
7 Id. July.
Florence
(f. 189d.)
To Walter Sandewich, rector of St. Michaels at the south gate, Oxford, in the diocese of Lincoln, (fn. 16) bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, even if two dignities or two parish churches etc., notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. Petri. | An. xxxvi. de Adria.)
16 Kal. May.
Florence
(f. 198.)
To Theoderic de Oudencoep, canon of Utrecht (Traiecten). Grant to him, who is an abbreviator of apostolic letters and a continual commensal member of the household of Francis, cardinal priest of St. Clement's, vice-chancellor of the Roman church, confirming an earlier collation and provision to him by the pope of a canonry and prebend of Utrecht, value not exceeding 16 marks of silver, howsoever they became void. Vite etc. (An. and Franchomme. | An. Gratis pro familiari domini vicecancellarii, Quarto Kal. Maii Anno Decimo, de Adria.) [See Cal. Lett. VIII, pp. 392, 575, 576.]
9 Kal. May.
Florence
(f. 199d.)
To the prior of Inchmacnerin (Insula Macneri) in the diocese of Elphin, and Donald Machdomnchard (sic), a canon of Elphin. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Rory, abbot of the Premonstratensian monastery of Lochque in the diocese of Elphin, and Magonius Micdonnchard (sic), clerk, of the said diocese, contained that the rectory of the rural lands inter duos pontes, called [the lands] of Mynbrisg, which takes its name from no church, and is wont to be assigned as a perpetual benefice (fn. 17) , was in times long past appropriated by papal authority to the said monastery; and that the said abbot, (considering that a number of noble and powerful laymen of those parts, against whom he had no hope of obtaining justice, had usurped the fruits etc. of the said rectory for several years, and were still doing so, and that the said fruits etc. could be recovered from them and restored to the said rectory by the said Magonius with the help of his parents and friends) has offered to resign the said rectory, to the intent that the said appropriation may be dissolved and the rectory collated to the said Magonius, provided that to himself and to his successors, abbots of the said monastery a fit yearly portion upon the said fruits etc. be reserved by the said Magonius and his successors, rectors of the said lands (fn. 18) . The pope hereby orders the above, if they find the facts to be as stated, and if they find the said Magonius (who is in or about his twenty-third year, and was lately tonsured by authority of the ordinary, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of unmarried parents related in the double second and double third degrees of kindred) to be fit, to receive from abbot Rory or his proctor the resignation of the said rectory, dissolve the said appropriation, and in that event to collate and assign the said rectory, which has cure and whose value does not exceed 20 marks sterling, whether void by the said resignation and dissolution or in any other way, to the said Magonius, and reserve in perpetuity to the abbot for the time being a fit yearly portion upon its said fruits etc. Apostolice sedis providencia. (An. and Ja. Petri. | An. xxxv. Sexto Id. Maii. Anno Decimo, de Adria.) [3½ pp.] [See Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 198.]
1439[–40].
11 Kal. April.
Florence
(f. 219.)
To Thomas Joye, rector of Swiftlyng in the diocese of Norwich B.C.L. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible etc. as above, f. 189d. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. de Adria.)
1440.
5 Id. April.
Florence
(f. 222.)
To Robert Lardener, rector of St. Mary's, Colchester, in the diocese of London. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 24l. sterling, any other benefice with cure ... Adria), as in the preceding.
Id. April.
Florence
(f. 223.)
To Eleanor, duchess of Norfolk, of the diocese of Norwich. Indult to enter with four honest matrons, four times a year only, provided that the abbess and nuns consent, the nuns' monastery of Brusseyarde, of the order of St. Clare, in the diocese of Norwich, living under the care and rule of the Friars Minors; and for her and the said matrons to eat and drink with the abbess and nuns, and, when urgent necessity arises, stay the night in the monastery. Devocionis tue sinceritas. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xxiiii. de Adria.)
16 Kal. May.
Florence
(f. 226d.)
To the bishop of Achonry, the abbot of Easdata (sic) in the diocese of Achonry, and Donald Macdonnchy, canon of Achonry. Mandate—the pope having been informed by William Oconnochan, a canon of Achonry, that Cormac Oheagra, provost of Achonry, has dilapidated many of the moveables and immoveables of the provostship, is a public fornicator, is of evil life and unhonest conversation, and is involved in very many other crimes—if William will accuse etc. before them or before one of them the said Cormac, who has held the provostship for four years without being ordained priest, to summon Cormac and others concerned, and if they find the above or enough thereof to be true, to deprive Cormac and in that event to collate and assign the said provostship, a non-major non-elective dignity with cure, value not exceeding 8 marks sterling, to William; whether it become void by such deprivation, or be void because the late Cormac Oheagra held it for more than a year without being ordained priest and without dispensation, or be void in any other way, and notwithstanding that William has been received by authority of the ordinary as a canon of Achonry and Killala. Vite etc. (B. and G. Gonne. | B. xxvi. Nono Kal. Maii Anno Decimo. Valven.)
9 Kal. May.
Florence
(f. 229.)
To the archbishop of Tuam. Mandate to dispense to marry, after enjoining penance for incest, William de Burgo, layman, and Anablina de Scete, of his diocese, who formerly, not in ignorance that they were related in the third degree of kindred and the third of affinity, committed fornication several times and had offspring, which with the offspring of the marriage is to be decreed legitimate. Oblate etc. (An. and G. Gonne. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
4 Kal. May.
Florence
(f. 229d.)
To the same. A like mandate in regard to Thomas de Burgo, layman, and Sabina ingi Flatartayt, of his diocese, who formerly, not in ignorance that they were related on divers sides in the second and third, and the third and third, and in the fourth degrees of affinity, and the double fourth of kindred, committed etc. as in the preceding. Oblate etc. (An. and Ja. Petri. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
Prid. Kal. May.
Florence
(f. 230.)
To William Barnet, rector of Sutton in the county of Surrey, in the diocese of Winchester, B.C.L. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 25 marks sterling, one other benefice with cure etc. as above f. 189d. Litterarum etc. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. l. de Adria.)
Prid. Non. June.
Florence
(f. 243.)
To Richard Dutton, rector of Routhestorne in the diocese of Coventry. Rehabilitation etc. as below. He was formerly dispensed by papal authority, as the son of an unmarried man and a married woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, in virtue of which he was so promoted and obtained the parish church of Eccleston in the said diocese, collated to him by authority of the ordinary; after which, without having obtained other dispensation, he exchanged, likewise by authority of the ordinary, Eccleston for Routhestorne, which he has held for about a year. The pope hereby rehabilitates him; grants that the collation and provision of Routhestorne shall hold good, and that he may retain it, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, by vigour both of the said collation and provision and of these presents, as if he had been sufficiently dispensed in the matter of the said exchange; and dispenses him to hold with Routhestorne four other benefices with or without cure, compatible with one another [and with the said church], and to resign them, simply or for exchange, and hold instead five other compatible benefices. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xxx. Quarto Id. Junii Anno Decimo. de Adria.)

9 Eugenius IV.

1439[–40].
14 Kal. March.
Florence
(f. 245d.)
To Robert Roke, perpetual vicar of St. Laurence's, Old Jewry (in Veteri Judaismo), London, M.A. Dispensation to hold for life with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 30 marks sterling, any benefice with cure etc. as above, f. 189d. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. de Adria.)

10 Eugeunis IV (cont.)

1440.
6 Id. June.
Florence
(f. 253d.)
To William Clerk, perpetual vicar of Blokley in the diocese of Worcester. Indult for seven years, whilst studying letters at an university, to take and to rent, let etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his said vicarage, and not to be bound to reside. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of [St. Mary's] Graces without the walls of London and Hales in the diocese of Worcester, and the chancellor of Exeter. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis, A. de Camporegali. | An. xii. xiiii. de Adria).
5 Id. July.
Florence
(f. 260d.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Mandate as below. The recent petition of James Inglis, a canon of Glasgow, contained that upon the voidance of the treasurership of Glasgow, a dignity, to which a certain canonry and prebend are annexed, by the death without the Roman court of Robert Moffette, a papal chaplain, John, bishop of Glasgow, perhaps in ignorance of the pope's general reservation of benefices of papal chaplains, made collation and provision thereof to the said James, who was holding another canonry and prebend of Glasgow, and who, likewise ignorant, obtained the said treasurership under pretext thereof; that, seeing that his said canonry and prebend were said to have thereby become void, and that the said bishop made collation and provision of them, thus void, to Robert Prendirgest, clerk, of the diocese of Glasgow, the said James, resigning them in the event of his peaceably obtaining the said treasurership, and not otherwise, promised and swore to the said Robert de Prendirgest to defend, to the extent of three definitive sentences, his right in and to the said treasurership, and not to treat with any adversary about it, without Robert's consent, before such three sentences should be delivered against James, the latter, moreover, receiving from Robert, for the defending of his said right, a certain sum of money; and that, upon a cause arising between the said James and Hugh Kenedi, priest, of the said diocese [of Glasgow], about the said treasurership, provision of which, void and reserved as above, had been made by papal authority to the said Hugh, the latter won from a papal auditor a definitive sentence by which the treasurership was adjudged to Hugh and perpetual silence imposed on James, which sentence became a res judicata. Seeing that, as the said petition added, James, being fully informed about the said reservation, and not intending to be further molested, has resigned the said treasurership and all right in or to it, the pope hereby orders the above bishop to absolve him from perjury, enjoining penance etc, and to decree and grant that he can freely re-enter upon the said canonry and prebend, as if the said promise and oath had not intervened. Sedes apostolica, pia mater. (An. and G. Gonne. | An. xxii. de Adria.) [See above, pp. 1, 2, 48, 49.]

9 Eugenius IV.

[1439.
18 Kal. Oct.
Florence]
(f. 262d.)
To John Heth, rector of Tentynhulle in the diocese of Bath, M.A. [Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, any other benefice with cure etc. as above, f. 189d.] Eugenius etc. dilecto filio Johanni ... magistro in artibus, salutem etc. Litterarum ... prosequamur (i.e. the usual preamble). Hinc est quod nos, qui dudum inter alia voluimus et ordinauimus ... (i.e. the usual recapitulation of the above ordinance, near the end of which the letter breaks off and is cancelled with strokes, without the usual subscriptions and without the usual marginal explanation). [See above, p. 83.]

10 Eugenius IV (cont.)

1440.
3 Non. Sept.
Florence
(f. 293.)
To John Huggeford, clerk, of the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation to him, who is by both parents of noble race, and in about his sixteenth year, to hold, as soon as he attains his twenty-first year, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and resign it, simply or for exchange. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (B. and Cyprianus. | B. xxviii. Valven.)
3 Non. Aug.
Florence
(f. 303d.)
To Robert Dych (fn. 19) , archdeacon of Dublin. Grant as below. Lately, then holding the said archdeaconry, which is a non-major non-elective dignity with cure, and the perpetual benefices without cure, called the prebends, of Overhalle in the church of Ledbury, Penyles in the church of C[h]ulmeleg, and Underton in the chapel royal of Bryggenorth, and likewise the free chapel of Hontles, also without cure, in Gowersland in Wales, in the dioceses of Hereford, Exeter and St. Davids, he was dispensed by the present pope to hold together for life the said archdeaconry and any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, provided that they were not two major or principal dignities, nor two parish churches nor two perpetual vicarages, the pope's letters of dispensation stating that he was of noble race and that the value of the said archdeaconry and all the above-named benefices did not exceed 123 marks sterling. At his recent petition (containing that the said value, after deducting the salaries paid to those who serve the said benefices and other charges, exceeds the above sum, but, inclusive of the said salaries and charges, does not exceed 150 marks, and that he is the son of honest parents holding possessions and other immoveable goods, but not of sublime nobles, and that he obtained, on its becoming void after the date of the said letters, and has held for about five years with the said archdeaconry, although not peaceably, the parish church of St. Patrick, Trim, in the diocese of Meath) the pope hereby grants to him, who is a counsellor of king Henry, and still holds the said church of St. Patrick, archdeaconry, benefices and chapel, that the said letters shall hold good from the date thereof as if they stated that the said value does not exceed, not 123 but 150 marks, and made no mention of his nobility. Vite etc. (B. and Cyprianus. | B. xxx. Quinto Id. Augusti Anno Decimo. Valven.) [3 pp.]
1439[–40].
5 Id. March.
Florence
(f. 307.)
To Robert de Lychew (rectius Lythcow), clerk, of the diocese of Glasgow. Grant etc. as below. His recent petition contained that Anthony, bishop of Urbino (in virtue of a faculty, granted to him by the present pope on the occasion of his being sent as a nuncio to Scotland, to reserve to his gift twelve benefices with or without cure, one in each diocese of the said realm, for collation to as many clerks etc. [see Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 288]) reserved to him a benefice in the gift of the bishop and the abbots and convents of monasteries, and the priors, provosts, deans etc. and chapters etc. of churches, in the city and diocese of St. Andrews; that, upon its being set forth to the pope that a cause had arisen between him and Lawrence Pyot, William de Elphinston, and Alexander de Thornton, clerks, of the said diocese of St. Andrews, about the parish church of Bonham in that diocese which, on its voidance by the death of William Ramsay without the Roman court, Robert had accepted in virtue of the said reservation, and of which he had caused provision to be made to him, the pope committed it, the said parties being then sufficiently present in the said court, first to Master Robert de Cavalcantibus (fn. 20) , at Robert's instance, and then, for certain reasons, to Master Peter Martini de Caveisrubeis, papal chaplains and auditors; and that, after the latter auditor had proceeded short of a conclusion, the pope (hearing that Robert proposed to give up the suit pending before the said auditor, and the said cause and all right in or to the said church, in accordance with an agreement made between him and the said Laurence) has ordered the abbot of Balmurinoch in the diocese of St. Andrews to receive Robert's resignation, surrogate the said Laurence in and to the said right, and collate and assign to him the said right and the church itself, and to cause to be paid to Robert by Laurence and his successors, from the fruits etc. of the said church, if Laurence won it, or from one of his other benefices, a yearly pension of 25l. of the money usual in the said realm, for life or until Robert should obtain another benefice by vigour of the said reservation and of these presents. The pope hereby, at the said petition, restores the said faculty, as far as it concerns Robert, and the said reservation etc., to the state in which they were before the said acceptance and provision, etc.; and grants that the said faculty, as far as it concerns Robert, and the said reservation etc., shall hold good from their respective dates, that Robert may, by vigour alike thereof as of these presents, accept such reserved benefice etc., and that the said bishop [of Urbino] and his sub-executors may and shall make provision to Robert of such reserved benefice, and otherwise do and execute what is necessary in accordance with the said faculty, as if the said acceptance and provision had not take place. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. Petri. | An. xxv. Tercio Id. Augusti Anno Decimo. de Adria.) [3½ pp.] [See also Cal. Lett. viii, p. 263 and below, p. 140.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern Italian description 'Eugenio IV. 1440. Anno 10. Lib. [blank]'. A flyleaf has, in contemporary hands, the notes: 'Primus de diuersis formis Anno x Eugenii pape 4,' Niuella,' 'Rubricatus per me Jo. de Niuello' (sic) and 'Sumptum de Registro.' On the bottom edge of the volume is the usual contemporary description, similar to the above, viz. Primus de diuersis formis anno decimo domini nostri Eugenii pape iiiiti.
2 potum et sua cibaria temperare et condere.
3 cibum et potum huiusmodi cum illo condere abhorrent.
4 Eubel, Hierarchia, vol. II, under 'Rossen.'
5 See above, pp. 90, 96.
6 Not in the list of archdeacons of Durham in Le Neve—Hardy, Fasti, III, p. 304.
7 A variant from the 'Oblate nobis' with which marriage dispensations ordinarily begin.
8 Beatricem dum sacro oleo in fronte crismaretur tenuit et palpauit.
9 tanquam prebenda ipsius ecclesie Wintonien. velut per secularem canonicum recta fuerat prout eciam regitur de presenti.
10 declaramus rectoriam ipsius parrochialis ecclesie unionis annexionis et incorporacionis huiusmodi occasione adeo naturam prebende sortitam fuisse et esse, ut...
11 For a similar declaration in regard to the parish church of Kempsey, which was formerly held as a prebend by a secular canon of Worcester before its conversion into a regular church, sce Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 506; and for the general question of the conversion of collegiate churches of secular canons into Benedictine monasteries in Germany and elsewhere see H. K. Schaefer, Die Kanonisscnstifter im deutschen Mittelalter, ihre Entwicklung und Einrichtung im Anschluss an das altchristliche Sanktimonialentum, Stuttgart, 1907, p. 16 sqq.
12 No surname.
13 matrimonio inter eosdem Cormacum et Sabina tunc constante, eciam post ipsius Cormaci mortem.
14 asserentem quod prefatus Robertus unacum aliis tunc eligentibus predictis ymnum qui incipit Te deum laudamus decantando, ac personas te tunc sic electum ad altare maius deportantes associando consensit, quodque tu in senili amodo etate constitutus existis. et super premissis nullam per constituentem ac constitutum canonicos prefatos vel eorum alterum molestiam suscepisti prout nec eciam de presenti suscipis...
15 in theologia doctus et intelligens.
16 The words 'Lincolniensis diocesis' are inserted in the margin, with the note: Correctum de mandato Reverendissimi domini F[rancisci Condulmari, episcopi] Portuen., Vieceancellarii, An. de Adria. A number of other corrections and insertions in the margin are subscribed 'Correctum ut supra, An.' 'Cassatum ut supra, An.' 'Cassatum et correctum ut supra, An.'
17 rectoria terrarum ruralium inter duos pontes alias de Mynbrisg appellatarum dicte diocesis que a nulla ecclesia denominatur, ut [rectius et] in titulum perpetui beneficii assignari consucuit.
18 dictarum ecclesiarum [rectius terrarum] rectores.
19 'Dyck' in Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 206.
20 His provision to the see of Volterra occurs in Reg. Lat. CCCLXXIV, f. 3d., under date April 27, 1440.