Lateran Regesta, 384
1441-1442

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'Lateran Regesta, 384: 1441-1442', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 9: 1431-1447 (1912), pp. 201-213. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103411 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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11 Eugenius IV.(cont.)

De Regularibus.

1441.
8 Id. Sept.
Florence (f. 12.)
To the priors and brethren of the realm of Englland of the Carthusian order. Indult, at their recent petition (containing that in times past there were wont to be celebrated in their houses the feasts of SS. Edward, Edmund and Oswald, Kings [and Martyrs], the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, SS. Hugh [and] W[o]lstan, Bishops and Confessors, and Edward, King and Confessor, natives of the said realm and inscribed in the catalogue of saints, of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary and its octave, and St. George the Martyr, and also on every Saturday, when other feasts did not prevent, a special commemoration of the said Virgin, with singing; but that divers visitors coming from parts in which perhaps the said feasts are not celebrated, and wishing to assimilate the ordinances, ceremonies and observances of feasts in the said houses to their own rites, have caused the offices and histories which the said priors and brethren were wont to use on the said feasts to be deleted from their books and breviaries, and have inhibited them to perform the said office of Our Lady on Saturdays, wherefore the devotion of the faithful daily waxes cold and manifold scandals have arisen; and adding that it would be very becoming that they should not differ from other religious of the realm in celebrations of feasts etc.) that, the ceremonies and rites of the order being observed, they too may celebrate the feasts of the said saints at the times when other religious of the realm do so, etc. as above, they and their houses being hereby restored to the state in which they were before the said deletion and inhibition. Corona omnium sanctorum. (An. and Ja. Goier. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
17 Kal. Dec.
Florence (f. 19d.)
To William Hesyldene, a Friar Preacher. Dispensation to receive and hold for life any benefice with cure only (fn. 2) wont to be governed by secular or regular clerks (fn. 3) , even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or if of the patronage of laymen, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (B. and Ciprianus. | B. xxx. Valven.)
3 Kal. Dec.
Florence (f. 23.)
To Richard Burton, an Augustinian canon of the priory of Hawtempryse in the diocese of York. Dispensation, as in the preceding. (B. ... Valven), as ibid.
Prid. Non. May.
Florence (f. 39d.)
To the abbots of St. John the Evangelist's, Tuam, and St. Mary's, Knockmoy (Collis victorie), in the diocese of Tuam, and the archdeacon of Tuam. Mandate—the pope having learned that the rectory of Burges Keara alias Newtown (Villanova) in the diocese of Tuam alias Mayo, has been so long void, because David de Angulo held it for more than a year without being ordained priest and without dispensation, that its collation lapsed to the apostolic see, although he has unduly detained possession for about fifteen years since the said lapse without any right; and seeing that, as the recent petition of the abbot and convent of the Augustinian monastery of Holy Trinity, Ballintober (Sancte Trinitatis Ville Fontis Sancti Patricii), in the said diocese contained, the fruits etc. of the said monastery, on account of frequent attacks of depraved men and divers other sinister events in those parts, are very much diminished, and that Philip de Standona, captain of the nation of Standon, gave to them the patronage of the said rectory (which gift was confirmed by authority of the ordinary), value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, that of the said monastery not exceeding 20—to summon the said David and others concerned, and if they find the facts to be as stated, to approve and confirm by papal authority the said gift, and, if the captain of the said nation for the time being consent, to appropriate in perpetuity the said rectory, whether void as above or in any other way, to the said monastery, removing the said David and any other unlawful detainer. The abbot and convent shall pay the episcopal rights and the other burdens of the said rectory. Debitum pastoralis officii. (B. and G. de Elten. | B. xxx. Valven.) [See Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 47.]
7 Kal. Sept.
Florence (f. 48d.)
To Hugh Grobham, a brother of the house or hospital of SS. John Baptist and John the Evangelist, Brygewater, under the rule of St. Augustine, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. (fn. 4) Dispensation as above, f. 19d. Religionis etc. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
17 Kal. Sept.
Florence (f. 49.)
To William Fraunceys, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary (sic), Chester, in the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation to him, who is a priest, notwithstanding his defect of birth as the son of unmarried parents, to be elected to any dignities, even abbatial, and conventual priorships, and to administrations and offices, wont to be governed by monks of the said order, and to receive and hold them, namely those only to which he is elected, even if they have cure. Religionis etc. (B. and Ciprianus. | B. xxxii. Valven.)
13 Kal May.
Florence (f. 52.)
Confirmation etc. as below. The recent petition of the priest of the chapel of Menethesloyn and of the parishioners of the chapel of Bedwellte in the diocese of Llandaff, which chapels depend on the parish church of Basleg in the said diocese, contained that (on its being set forth on their behalf to the late John, bishop of Llandaff, that although the said parishioners [of Bedwellte] were wont to hear masses and other divine offices in the chapel of Menethesloyn and receive the sacraments and sacramentals from its chaplain, they could not, on account of the great distance between the said places [of Bedwellte and Menethesloyn], of floods and the breaking of bridges, and of other hindrances, especially in winter, go to the said chapel of Menethesloyn, nor the chaplain of Menethesloyn go to them) the said bishop granted to them, with consent of the dean and chapter of Llandaff, that they might choose a priest or chaplain, resident within the bounds of Bedwellte, to celebrate divine offices in the chapel of that place and administer to them sacraments and sacramentals, and that such chaplain should agree with the bishop's proctors or farmers for his keep and stipend etc. from the fruits etc., belonging to the episcopal mensa, of the said chapel of Bedwellte, which fruits etc. the same bishop gave, assigned and granted thenceforth in perpetuity, in accordance with the said agreement, to the said chaplain and his successors [the chaplains] of the said chapel of Bedwellte. At the said petition, the pope hereby confirms the said agreement and grant etc., and orders the said grant etc. to be inviolably observed in perpetuity by the bishops of Llandaff and all others concerned; saving the right of the [said] parish church etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Hiis que pro divini (fn. 5) . (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis, A. de Camporegali. | An. xxxv. de Adria.)
6 Kal. May.
Florence (f. 68d.)
Perpetual exemption—at the recent petition of Henry, king of England, the patron, setting forth the injury to the Cluniac priory of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist, Pontefract, in the diocese of York, of its subjection, dating from its foundation, to the priory or monastery of la Charité-sur-Loire (Caritaten.) in the diocese of Auxerre and the prior thereof, by reason of the excessive distance, and the fact that foreigners have at times been appointed to govern it—of the said priory and its prior and monks etc. from all superiority, jurisdiction etc. of the said priory of la Charité and its prior; with decree that on voidance the convent may freely and lawful elect or postulate a new prior, that such election or postulation shall be confirmed etc. by the apostolic see, and that the prior may admit and receive professions of the said order, and confer its habit, etc. Ad. fut. rei mem. Ad. decorem sacre religionis. (B. and Ja. Goier, A. de Camporegali. | B. c. Valven.)
4 Id. July.
Florence (f. 74.) (fn. 6)
To John Boston, a Benedictine monk of Spaldyng in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him (who was formerly dispensed by papal authority, as the son of unmarried parents, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice with or without cure, and who is a priest) to be elected etc. to abbatial and other dignities, and to priorships, even conventual, alike of Spaldyng as of any other monasteries of the said order, and to receive and hold the same and benefices with or without cure wont to be governed by monks of the said order, even if they be dignities or priories, even conventual, perpetual administrations or offices, and even if such dignities etc. be elective and have cure, govern such dignities, and be blessed, notwithstanding the said defect etc. Religionis etc. (An. and Ja. Goier. | An. xxxv. de Adria.)
7 Id. Oct.
Florence (f. 94.)
To John de Burgo, abbot of the Augustinian monastery of Cong (de Concha) in the diocese of Tuam. Dispensation to him, to whom the pope intends this day to make provision of the church of Tuam, (fn. 7) that, notwithstanding his defect of birth as the son of unmarried parents, such provision may be made to him and that he may be appointed archbishop and exercise the administration in spirituals and temporals. Sincere devotionis affectus. (An. and Ja. Petri. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)
Prid. Non. Nov.
Florence (f. 117d.)
To William Affreton, a Premonstratensian canon of Beauchief (de Bello capite) in the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation to receive and hold for life any benefice with cure only etc. as above, f. 19d, but without the clause 'even if of the patronage of laymen.' Religionis etc. (B. ... Valven.) as ibid.
1441[–2].
4 Id. Jan.
Florence (f. 143.)
To the dean, the archdeacon and Thady Ochonnore, a canon, of Tuam. Mandate—the pope having been informed by David Yoi (i.e. Joy), an Augustinian canon of St. John the Evangelist's, Tuam, that formerly Emundus Butiler, priest, of the diocese of Tuam, simoniacally bargained with John Mccabarrid, then rector of the ecclesiastical lands of Inismeoayn alias of Portmiean in the said diocese, that John should resign to him the said rectory, which is of the patronage of laymen, and that Emundus should pay him a sum of money; that John resigned to the late John, archbishop of Tuam, who admitted the resignation, and that Malachy Oconchubayt (rectius Oconchubayr), the patron, presented Emundus to the said archbishop, who instituted him, unabsolved, under pretext of which presentation and institution Emundus obtained the rectory and has detained it for about six years without any right and canonical title—if David will accuse Emundus before them, etc., as usual, to summon Emundus, and if they find the above to be true, to declare the said presentation and institution null, and in that event to grant the said rectory, which has cure and whose collation has lawfully lapsed to the apostolic see, value not exceeding 5 marks sterling, to David in commendam for life. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (An. and Ja. Goier. | An. xxviii. Decimo septimo Kal. Februarii Anno Undecimo. de Adria.) [See Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 416.]
1441.
4 Non. Aug.
Florence (f. 153d.)
To John Clement, a Benedictine monk of the church of Canterbury. Dispensation to receive and hold etc. as above, f. 19d, but without the clause 'if of the patronage of laymen'. Religionis etc. (An. and Ciprianus. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 154.)
To William Powas, a Benedictine monk of the same. A like dispensation, also without the above clause. Religionis ... Adria.) as in the preceding.
17 Kal. Sept.
Florence (f. 162.)
To John Gibbis, a canon of the Augustinian priory of Brycet in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation as in the preceding, also without the above clause. Religionis etc. (B. and Ciprianus. | B. xxx. Valven.)
16 Kal. Oct.
Florence (f. 166.)
To Thomas Crakschillde, an Augustinian canon of the priory of St. Mary, Walsyngham, in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation as in the preceding, also without the above clause. Religionis etc. (An. and Ciprianus. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
Prid. Kal. June.
Florence (f. 172.)
To Thomas, abbot of the Augustinian monastery of Holy Trinity, Ballintober (Sancte Trinitatis Ville Fontis Sancti Patricii), in the diocese of Tuam alias Mayo. Decree as below. Lately, on the above monastery becoming void (because provision had been made to Cornelius, then abbot of Holy Trinity, of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Knockmoy (Collis victorie), in the diocese of Tuam, by vigour of letters of the present pope containing the condition that as soon as he obtained by vigour thereof possession of the administration of St. Mary's he should resign Holy Trinity), and the provision thereof being reserved to the pope, the pope by other letters (in which it was stated that the said Cornelius had, by vigour of the said provision, obtained possession of the administration of St. Mary's) ordered the bishop of Valva and two colleagues (if they found fit the above Thomas, who was a priest, had already made his profession of the said order of St. Augustine and was of illegitimate birth, being the son of a priest, professed of the said order of St. Augustine, and an unmarried woman) to make provision to him of Holy Trinity, the pope at the same time dispensing him on account of the said defect. At Thomas's recent petition (containing that Bartholomew, bishop of Valva, proceeding alone, made provision to him of Holy Trinity, and committed to him its administration; and adding that the said Cornelius at the time of the said mandate had not obtained the administration of St. Mary's, and that it (illud [monasterium Sancte Trinitatis]) became really void by the said prior provision) the pope hereby decrees that the said mandate and dispensation and the said posterior provision [by the bishop of Valva] and their consequences shall hold good from the present date, and that Thomas can and shall obtain possession of Holy Trinity by vigour thereof, even if it, whose yearly value does not exceed 40 marks sterling, be void by the said prior provision or in any other way, as if the said condition had not been mentioned in the said prior letters, and as if the said obtaining by Cornelius had not been mentioned in the said mandate. Regimini universalis ecclesie. (An. and Ja. Petri. | An. xx. Quinto Id. Julii Anno Undecimo. de Adria.) [See above, p. 129.]
3 Kal. June.
Florence (f. 173.)
Decree as below. Lately the pope made provision to Laurence, [now] abbot of the Cistercian monastery of Culros in the diocese of Dunblane, of that monastery, void by the death without the Roman court of John, previous to which the provision had been reserved to the pope [Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 613]. Seeing that, as the pope has learned, Robert Wedale, a monk of the said monastery, intruding himself into the administration by lay power, opposing the said provision, obstinately sustaining a sentence of excommunication promulgated against him as a consequence of the said letters and published in the churches, and, finally adhering to the council of Basel after its transfer by the pope to Ferrara, has impetrated from that council letters under pretext of which he has continued to detain unlawful possession and prevent the said provision from taking effect, the pope (at the recent petition of the said abbot Laurence, who is a papal minor pentitentiary and a papal chaplain, containing that he fears lest in virtue of the faculty lately granted by the pope to James, bishop of St. Andrews, to absolve and rehabilitate etc. schismatics in Scotland desirous of returning to the pope's obedience, the said bishop, perhaps in ignorance of the said provision or by inadvertence, may to abbot Laurence's prejudice have absolved etc. the said Robert or may do so) hereby decrees that such absolutions etc., to be granted to Robert in virtue of the said faculty, shall not in the matter of the said monastery or its administration bring any prejudice to abbot Laurence nor any right to Robert, and that as far as otherwise concerns Robert and his state, they shall be without effect until he desists from his intrusion and possession, resigns possession of the administration, and restores to abbot Laurence the fruits which he has received, or at least makes an agreement with him about them, etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Ex apostolico servitutis. (An. and Blondus. | An. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. de Adria.) [See also ibid., p. 639, and the next following letter.]
Ibid.
(f. 174.)
To the abbots of Kynlos, Cupar and Balmorinach, in the dioceses of Moray and St. Andrews. Mandate as below. Lately ... reserved to the pope, as in the preceding; and upon abbot Laurence setting forth that he feared to be hindered from obtaining peaceable possession of the administration etc, the pope ordered the above two abbots of Cupar and Balmorinach and another colleague [not here named] (fn. 8) to induct abbot Laurence or his proctor into corporal possession of the said administration etc. [Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 639.] Subsequently, as abbot Laurence's recent petition contained, the pope committed the cause which he proposed to bring against Robert Wedel (sic), a monk of the said monastery, who had intruded himself etc. and was unduly detaining possession, to Dominic, cardinal deacon of St. Mary's in Via Lata, who decreed that a citation should be executed against Robert in those parts, whilst William, abbot of Cupar and Richard, abbot of Balmorinach, proceeding to the execution of the said mandate, made divers processes by which they, inter alia, admonished Robert to resign the said monastery and the administration etc., under pain of excommunication etc. Seeing that, as the said petition added, Robert appealed to the council of Basel, after the pope had transferred it to Ferrara, and for three years after the execution of the said citation and of the said processes has not appeared in the Roman court to show his title, if any, the pope hereby calls up to himself the cause committed to the said cardinal and, extinguishing the suit, orders the above three abbots to proceed to the complete execution of the above mandate. Ex suscepte servitutis. (An. ... Adria.), as in the preceding.
13 Kal. June.
Florence (f. 185d.)
To the dean, the treasurer and the chancellor of Killaloe. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Patrick Omeagra, an Augustinian canon of Saegir Querayn in the diocese of Ossory, that Henry Olachmy, warden of the Augustinian monastery of Thomdonyn in the diocese of Killaloe, neglects to celebrate masses and other divine offices and otherwise live and behave decently; has publicly kept divers concubines by whom he has begotten offspring still alive; has nourished them and the said offspring from the goods of the said monastery, and in many other ways consumes the said goods; has simoniacally exacted and received things and goods for the reception of a person as a canon of the said monastery; and has committed other greater excesses and crimes [not here mentioned]) to summon Henry and others concerned, and after Patrick (who without mention of his illegitimacy, as the son of a deacon, professed of the said order and an unmarried woman, had himself tonsured) has accused him, and if they find true the above expressed, or at least such other greater excesses and crimes, or some of them, to deprive Henry, and in that event to collate and assign the said wardenship, conventual, dependent on no monastery or regular place, and value not exceeding 12 marks sterling, to Patrick, if found fit, transferring him from Saegir Querayn to Thomdonyn, and causing him to be received as a canon thereof. The pope hereby dispenses him, notwithstanding the said defect, to act as a clerk and be promoted to all, even holy orders and receive and retain the said wardenship. Religionis etc. (B. and G. de Elten. | B. xxviii. Pridie Kal. Augusti Anno Undecimo. Valven.)
7 Id. June.
Florence (f. 195.)
To the dean, the precentor and the chancellor of Cashel. Mandate to cause Richard Scadan, a canon of Lismore, to be received as a canon of the Augustinian priory of St. Edmund, Athassyll, in the diocese of Cashel, and to receive his profession. He is thereafter to resign his canonry and prebend of Morton in Lismore, value not exceeding 5 marks sterling. Cupientibus vitam. (An. and M. Pinardi. | An. xvi. de Adria.) [See Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 335.]
Ibid.To the same. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding after it has been executed to collate and assign to the above Richard the above priory, conventual, elective and with cure, dependent on no monastery or regular place, and value not exceeding 100 marks sterling, void by the death without the Roman court of Robert Stakebold, and reserved under the pope's late reservation of all conventual priories; summoning and removing Edmund Archer alias Stapelton, a priest and a canon of the said order, who under pretext of an election has for more than six months unduly detained possession without canonical title. Richard (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 with or without cure, and was afterwards, upon papal provision being made to him of the said canonry and prebend, dispensed by the said authority to receive and retain them [Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 335]) is hereby specially dispensed on account of the said defect to receive and retain the priory. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (An. and Ja. Goier. | An. xxx. Duodecimo Kal. Julii Anno Undecimo. de Adria.)
15 Kal. June.
Florence (f. 202d.)
To the prior of St. Andrews, Nor[t]hampton, in the diocese of Lincoln. Mandate, at the recent petition of the abbot and convent of the Augustinian monastery of St. James by Nor[t]ham[p]ton in the diocese of Lincoln, to confirm the letters of dimission which Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury formerly granted to them, upon proof made before him of their titles and rights, in respect of the parish churches of Wotforde, Sprouton, Dirston (rectius Duston) with the chapel of St. Margaret the Virgin, Horton. Retheresthorp, Wekele, Guetsdon and Rosegate (rectius Bosegate), two parts of the church of Rode and the chapel of Hertroell (rectius Hertwell), yearly pensions, namely two marks from the vicarage of Wotforde, 40s. from the vicarage of Duston and the chapel of St. Margaret, and 20s. from the church of Lichebeulbe (rectius Licheberwe). In the event of the above prior's making the said confirmation, the pope hereby grants that the said abbot and convent shall not be bound in future to prove their said titles etc. Apostolice nobis desuper. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
7 Kal. Aug.
Florence (f. 212d.)
To the bishop of Rochester and the archdeacon of London and the dean of St. Paul's, London. (fn. 9) Mandate to absolve from excommunication incurred, imposing penance, and to rehabilitate John Styllynflete, a Hospitaller, seeing that, although in the statutes of the Hospital it is prescribed that no Hospitaller shall eat flesh on Wednesdays and milkmeats on Fridays, he, to whom the eating of fish is harmful [in itself and] also on account of the business which he has to transact in favour of the said order, has not observed, or has transgressed the said and other statutes of the order. They are moreover to dispense him from observing such of the statutes as the transaction of the said arduous business of the order makes it difficult for him to observe, provided that they be not a fundamental part of the rule. Sedes apostolica, pia mater. (An. and Ja. Goyer. | An. xxiiii. de Adria.)
17 Kal. Dec.
Florence (f. 252d.)
To Richard Misyn, a Carmelite friar, S.T.B. Dispensation to him, a priest and a chaplain of Henry, earl of Northumberland, to receive and hold for life any benefice with cure, wont to be governed by secular clerks (fn. 10) , even etc. as above, f. 19d. Religionis etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
8 Kal. Dec.
Florence (f. 257d.)
To the bishop of Valva and the archdeacon and the official of Elphin. Mandate to collate and assign to John Macaedagain, a brother of the Hospitallers' house of St. John Baptist, Rinnddunn, in the diocese of Elphin (who was lately dispensed by authority of the ordinary [sic], as the son of a clerk, a religious, and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders [and hold a benefice even with cure] (fn. 11) ) the perpetual vicarage of Athlyag Maenagain in the said diocese, value not exceeding 5 marks sterling, void by the death without the Roman court of Dermit Maggillaruayd; whether it be void thus, or by the deaths without the said court of David Ykahan and Thomas Yriana, or in any other way. John is hereby dispensed to hold the vicarage notwithstanding that he has made his profession of the said order [and suffers the said defect of birth] etc. Religionis etc. (B. and Ja. Goier. | B. xxii. Pridie Id. Decembris Anno Undecimo. Valven.)
17 Kal. Jan.
Florence (f. 265d.)
To the abbot of Knockmoy (Collis victorie) in the diocese of Tuam. Mandate as below. The recent petition of David and John, called Ymulcaeryll, brothers of the third order of St. Francis called [the order] of Penitence, priests, of the diocese of Clonfert, contained that the late Thomas, bishop of Clonfert, with consent of the dean, archdeacon and chapter of Clonfert, and licence of the perpetual vicar, gave in perpetual alms to them and other friars of the said order living conventually with them, present and future, the temple of the parish church of Cluacaen Caeryll in the said diocese, with chapels and cemetery etc., together with the third part of all the ecclesiastical land round about the said church, defined by the high road which goes eastward to the farm called Gortragairit Beg and returns southwards and northwards, mention being made of the points which define the parcel, namely Cros Colin, Guirti Nacrarit, Gortny trapuill, Acayada, Guirtti Mcneill, Mileoc Macanma, Caelognacroisi, Patt Beg with all meadows marshes and appurtenances as far as Ampuem, and reservation being made, by way of canonical portion, of the fourth part only of the funeral dues arising from outside parishes; that the said bishop gave them licence and authority to rebuild and convert the said temple into a monastery for the propagation of religion and the increase of divine worship, pro- vided that the vicar for the time being should be free to celebrate divine offices and administer the sacraments to the parishioners and, when absent, to entrust the same to a secular or regular priest; and that he forbade all the clergy and laity of the diocese and the parishioners of the said church to molest the said friars; and that subsequently John, the present bishop, made like gift etc. The pope therefore orders the above abbot, if he find the above gifts etc. lawful, to approve and confirm them (fn. 12) . Sedis apostolice circumspecta benignitas. (B. and Ja. Goier. | B. xxx. Valven.) [Wadding, Annales Minorum, vol. xi, p. 420, from 'lib. 1 de regularibus an. 11 (i.e. the present Register), fol. 165 (sic).']
5 Id. Aug.
Florence (f. 274d.)
To Thomas Walgarcot, a canon regular of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Oseney, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and hold for life any benefice with cure only etc. (as above f. 19d., but without the clause 'or if of the patronage of laymen'). Religionis etc. (B. and Ciprianus. | B. xxx. Valven.)
7 Kal. Sept.
Florence (f. 275.)
To John Ollerton, a Friar Preacher. Dispensation as in the preceding. Religionis etc. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
Id. July.
Florence (f. 282.)
To the bishop of Valva. Mandate, as below. Lately the pope (upon being informed by John Ocany, [now] prior of the Augustinian priory of St. Mary, Inismorlocgawna, in the diocese of Ardagh, that Nemeas Offergail, sometime prior thereof, was a notorious fornicator and concubinary, having offspring alive, had alienated many of the said monastery's goods, was leading a very dissolute life, and had committed divers other excesses and crimes [not here named]) ordered the prior of SS. Taurin and Feighin's, Fore (Sanctorum Taurini et Fekini de Fauoria), in the diocese of Meath and two colleagues [not here named], if the said John would accuse Nemeas before them etc. as usual, to summon Nemeas etc., and if they found the above to be true, to deprive Nemeas, and in that event to collate and assign the said priory, which is conventual, to John, the pope's letters stating that the said priory does not depend on any monastery or other regular place. Afterwards, as John's recent petition contained, Thomas Yonge, prior of St. Mary's, Molynger, in the diocese of Meath, to whom William Croys, prior of SS. Taurin and Feighin's (after the said John had made before him the said accusation etc.) had given commission to act in his stead, proceeding to execution of the said letters, found the above statements true, and therefore by a definitive sentence deprived and removed Nemeas and made collation and provision to John. At the said petition (adding that Nemeas has objected to John, in the prosecution of the said cause, that John himself had been a notorious fornicator, gamester (fn. 13) and perjurer, and that John fears lest the said letters may be held surreptitious because the said priory depends on the monastery of Louth (Luua) of the said order in the diocese of Armagh, and is wont to be governed by canons thereof) the pope orders the above bishop to absolve John from his said crimes of concubinage and perjury and others, enjoining penance, and grants to John, in the event of such absolution, that the said letters and their consequences shall hold good from the date of these presents, as if they had stated that the said priory depends on Louth and is wont to be governed by canons thereof. Religionis etc. (An. and Ja. Goier. | An. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. Sextodecimo Kal. Octobris Anno Undecimo. de Adria.)
15 Kal. June.
Florence (f. 315d.)
To William Russel, an Augustinian friar, S.T.M. Faculty to receive in commendam for life from the ordinary any benefice with cure wont to be assigned to regular clerks of any orders or to secular clerks, even if it be of the patronage of laymen and be a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, provided that it be not a deanery or other dignity in a cathedral or collegiate church. Religionis zelus, litterarum scientia, vite etc. (An. and Franchomme. | An. xxvi. Quintodecimo Kal. Julii Anno Undecimo. de Adria.)

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern Italian description Eugenio IV. 1442 (corrected in pencil to '1441'). Anno 11. Lib. 144. A flyleaf has, in different contemporary hands, Corradus and Rubricatus per me Conradum Ciremberg; the usual contemporary description Primus de Regularibus Anno xio domini nostri Eugenii pape 4 (the same contemporary description occurs also, as usual, on the bottom edge of the volume), and the usual modern Lib. cxliv, fol. 316.
2 curatum dumtaxat. Cf. below, f. 252d, where the word does not occur.
3 per seculares vel regulares clericos. Cf. ibid.
4 The address was originally: Hugoni Grobham fratri hospitalis fratrum Sancti Johannis Euangeliste de Brygewater sub regula Sancti Augustini degentium Bathoniensis diocesis. After a first attempt at correction by changing 'Sancti' to 'Sanctorum.' the words 'hospitalis fratrum Sanctorum Johannis Euangeliste' are cancelled and over-written A[ntoniu]s, and in the margin is substituted 'domus siue hospitalis Sanctorum Johannis Baptiste et Johannis Euangeliste' with the note: Cassatum et correctum de mandato domini C[hristophori Garatoni] Ariminen. [episcopi], locumtenentis, An. de Adria. For insertion between 'Bathoniensis' and 'diocesis' are also written in the margin the words 'et Wellensis,' with the note: Correctum, ut supra, An. The corrected address thus stands: Hugom Grobham fratri domus siue hospitalis Sanctorum Johannis Baptiste et Johannis Euangeliste de Brygewater sub regula Sancti Augustini degentium, Bathoniensis et Wellensis diocesis, the omission of the word 'fratrum' giving a result more complimentary to the rule of St. Augustine than Antonius de Adria intended. Several other marginal insertions and corrections, e.g. the addition of the words 'etiam de iure patronatus laicorum' are subscribed: Cassatum et correctum ut supra, An.
5 The text, which is not quite clear, is as follows:—Eugenius etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Hiis que pro diuini ... Sane pro parte dilectorum filiorum presbyteri parrochialis ecclesie de Menethesloyn ac parrochianorum de Bedwellte Landauensis diocesis a parrochiali ecclesia de Basleg dicte diocesis dependentium capellarum [? rectius presbyteri de Menethesloyn ac parrochianorum de Bedwellte Landauensis diocesis a parrochiali ecclesia de Basleg dicte diocesis dependentium capellarum] peticio continebat quod olim pro parte ipsorum bone memorie Johanni episcopo Landauensi exposito quod licet parrochiani ipsi in capella dicti loci de Menethesloyn missas et alia diuina officia audire et ab illius capellano sacramenta et alia sacramentalia ecclesiastica recipere consueuerint, tamen parrochiani huiusmodi propter magnam dictorum locorum ab inuicem distantiam ac inundationes aquarum et pontium rupturas necnon alias impedi [men] ta hyemali presertim tempore ad eiusdem loci de Menethesloyn capellam ... accedere, ac capellanus de Menethesloyn huiusmodi ad eos adire ... non valebant, idem episcopus ... decani et capituli ecclesie Landauensis accedentibus voluntate pariter et consensu. dictis parrochianis concessit quod ipsi unum presbyterum siue capellanum infra limites dicti loci de Bedwellte iugiter residentem qui diuina officia in capella prefati loci de Bedwellte celebraret et alias eis sacramenta et sacramentalia ministraret eligere valerent qui eciam capellanus per eos sic electus cum ipsius episcopi procuratoribus vel firmariis pro eius victu salario et aliis necessariis ... super fructibus ... dicte capelle de Bedwellte ad mensam episcopalem Landauensem pertinentibus concordaret, quosquidem fructus . . idem episcopus iuxta huiusmodi factam concordiam extune prefato capellano et suis successoribus ipsius capelle de Bedwellte pro tempore existentibus . . dedit assignauit et perpetuo concessit ... Quare pro parte presbyteri et parrochianorum predictorum nobis fuit humiliter supplicatum ut concordie voluntati concessioni et assignationi huiusmodi ... robur apostolice firmitatis adiicere ... dignaremur. Nos itaque ... dictam concordiam voluntatem assignationem et concessionem ... tenore presentium ... confirmamus ... ipsasque voluntatem concessionem et assignationem . per episcopos Landauenses pro tempore existentes et singulos alios ad quos spectat mandamus et volumus perpetuo inuiolabiliter obseruari jure tamen parrochialis ecclesie et cuiuslibet alterius in omnibus semper saluo. Non obstantibus apostolicis ac ... Ottonis et Ottoboni ... constitutionibus, ac dicte ecclesic Landauensis statutis ... ceterisque contrariis quibuscunque. Nulli ergo etc. ... Datum ...
6 On f. 79 is a dispensation dated at Florence, Sept. 15, 1441 to Michael Bars, a Friar Preacher, S.T.B. to hold any secular benefice with cure etc. His diocese is not mentioned.
7 Eubel has in vol. II of the Hierarchia, under 'Tuamen,' Joannes de Burgo, abbas mon. de Conca ... def. nat. pat. 1441. Oct. 9 from Obl. 66, 57.
8 Namely the abbot of Kinloss, Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 639.
9 et dilectis filiis archidiacono maioris ac decano Sancti Pauli Londonien[sis] ecclesiarum, as though the 'maior ecclesia Londoniensis' and the 'Sancti Pauli ecclesia Londoniensis' were different.
10 per clericos seculares. Cf. above, f. 19d.
11 cum quo dudum ut asserit super defectu natalium quem patitur de clerico religioso genitus et soluta ut eo non obstante ad omnes eciam sacros ordines promoueri valeret ordinaria (sic) fuit auctoritate dispensatum. The text is probably incomplete. As it stands, the word 'ordinaria' is an error for 'apostolica.' Even if the ordinary had dispensed in virtue of a papal faculty the word 'ordinaria' would not be appropriate.
12 ... peticio continebat quod olim bone memorie Thomas episcopus Clonferten. de consensu decani ... ecclesie Clonferten. dedit ... in perpetuam elimosinam templum parrochialis ecclesie de Cluacaen caeryll dicte diocesis cum capellis ... petita et obtenta perpetui vicarii dicte ecclesie licencia, unacum tercia parte tocius terre ecclesiastice circa dictam ecclesiam diuidendo videlicet specialiter prout distinguit via regia ad orientem transiens usque ad mansum nuncupatum Gortragairit beg, redeundo ab oriente in meridiem siue in borialem partem, signa huius particule expresse nominando videlicet Cros Co'lin' Guirti Nacrarit Gortny tra'puill Aca'y'ada Guirtti Mcneill Mileoc Maca'n'ma Caelognacroisi Patt' Beg cum pratis mariscis et pertinenciis quibuscunque usque ad Ampuem, David et Johanni predictis ac aliis eiusdem ordinis fratribus ... quo ad proprictatem ... disposicionem et omne ius sepulture, quarta tamen parte racione funerum ab alienis parrochiis undecunque delatorum obueniencium illis quibus soluenda foret pro porcione canonica tantummodo persoluta, ipseque episcopus dedit eliam dictis fratribus plenam et liberam licenciam et in quantum potuit auctorizauit ut prefatum templum in religionis propagacionem et diuini cultus augmentum ... in monasterium reedificarent fabricarent et mutarent, prouiso tamen quod vicarius qui ibi pro tempore foret libere ... diuina posset officia celebrare et parrochianis ecclesiastica sacramenta ministrare, ac exercicium cure huiusmodi quociens ipsum abesse contingeret seculari vel regulari presbytero committere, ac mandauit ... canonicis ac singulis tam clericis quam laicis dicte diocesis et parrochianis ipsius ecclesie ut ab omni infestacione dictorum fratrum penitus desisterent, et deinde venerabilis frater noster Johannes episcopus Clonfertensis similes daciones donacionem et concessionem fecit ... Quare pro parte David et Johannis predictorum nobis fuit ... supplicatum ut dacionibus donacionibus concessionibus ... predictis ... robur apostolice confirmacionis adiiccre dignaremur. Nos igitur ... discrecioni tue ... mandamus quatenus ... te ... informes et si ... tibi de dacionibus ... huiusmodi legitime constiterit tu illa ... approbes et confirmes ... Non obstantibus ... Datum. The above commas correspond (except in the case of Guirtti) to a z shaped sign in the Register, representing m or n or h.
13 alearum lusor.