Vatican Regesta 393
1450-1451

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'Vatican Regesta 393: 1450-1451', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 10: 1447-1455 (1915), pp. 68-76. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103523 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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4 Nicholas V.

1450.
3 Kal. April.
(30 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 7.)
To John Wyght’, rector of Newnton in the diocese of Lincoln, of the immediate jurisdiction of Canterbury, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is confessor-general of the household (domus) of Henry, king of England, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any other benefice, or if he resign 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 pope's late ordinance [see above, p. 5] etc. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. l.H. Roleti. D. de Luca.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris). 1⅓ pp.]
Kal. June.
(1 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 10d.)
To the abbots of Donfermlin and Holyrood de Edinburch, in the diocese of St. Andrews, and the official of St. Andrews. Mandate to collate and assign to John Maii (rectius Mair; see p. 59), priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, a canonry and the sacerdotal prebend of the church of St. Bee (Sancte Baye) the Virgin, Dunbar, in the said diocese, which are of the patronage of laymen, value not exceeding 9l. sterling, void because Henry Sebauld held them for more than a year without being ordained priest and without dispensation; summoning and removing the said Henry, who after the lapse of the said year has, without having acquired any new title, detained possession for another year and more. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. xxiiii. Ja. de Calvis. P. Davidis.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris). 2 pp.]
1450[–51].
Kal. Jan.
(1 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 18d.)
Reservation, motu proprio, for collation to Nicholas Monypeny, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, who is of noble birth, of the first to become void canonry and prebend and a dignity, not major, of one (alterius) of the churches of Dunkeld and Brechin; with mandate executory hereby to the bishop of St. Andrews and the officials of Dunkeld and Brechin. Ad fut. rei mem. Licet canonicatuum. (Pe. de Noxeto. l. H. Senstlebin [rectius Senftlebin]. S. de Monte.) [In the margin: Ja(nuarii). 2½ pp.]
1450.
6 Kal. June.
(27 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 44.)
To John Jolyff, rector of Crock in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who holds the said church, value not exceeding 45 marks sterling, and a canonry and the prebend of Derseth in the church of Lichfield, value not exceeding 3s. 4d., to hold for life with the said church any other benefice etc., as above, f. 7. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l.Ja. de Calvis. H. Roleti. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin:Oct(obris). 1 p. +.]
5 Kal. Jan.
(28 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 83d.)
To John Strecte, a Friar Preacher. Appointing him a papal chaplain. Virtutibus clarens. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. Be.de Urbino. Jo. de Wlterris [i.e. Vulterris].) [Registered briefly, with ‘Nicolaus etc.’ address and ‘salutem etc. Virtutibus clarensprosequamur [i.e. the usual preamble] etc.Recipitur in capellanum honoris in forma. Sub tali data Rome …. anno quarto.’]
1450.
3 Non. Oct.
(5 Oct.)
Assisi.
(f. 93.)
To John Brystow, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary's, Malmesbury, in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to hold for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (—. | xxx.B. de Urbino. Ja. de Rizonibus.) [In the margin: Oct(obris).]
Ibid. To Thomas Chory, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Glastonbury, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The like. ReligionisOct(obris)], as in the preceding.
Kal. Nov.
(1 Nov.)
S. Maria Maggiore,
Rome. (f. 93d.)
To Thomas Sturgis, a Friar Preacher. The like. Religionis etc. (—. xxx. B. de Urbino. A. de Nepe. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Oct(obris).]
Kal. Oct.
(1 Oct.)
Assisi.
(f. 94.)
Nicolaus etc. Confessionale pro Johanne Codworht (fn. 2) monacho monasterii beate Marie de Glastonia ordinis sancti Benedicti Bathoniensis et Wellensis diocesis, in reservatis semel duntaxat, et in non reservatis quociens fuerit oportunum, cum clausula absolucionis ab omnibus et singulis excommunicacionum suspensionum (fn. 3) et interdicti sentenciis censuris et penis tam a jure quam ab homine promulgatis in foro penitenciali duntaxat, ac plena remissione in mortis articulo, cum clausula jeiunii etc. ut in forma. Datum …’ (—. xxvi. B. de Urbino. A. de Nepe. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Oct(obris).]
Kal. Nov.
(1 Nov.)
S. Maria Maggiore,
Rome.
(f. 94.)
Nicolaus etc. Confessionale simplex in non reservatis tociens quociens etc. pro nobili muliere Margareta nobilis viri Roberti Hungerford Sarisberiensis diocesis uxore. Datum …’ (—. x. B. de Urbino. Constantinus.) [In the margin: N(ovembris).]
3 Kal. Nov.
(30 Oct.)
S. Maria Maggiore,
Rome.
(f. 94.)
Nicolaus etc. Licencia de faciendo celebrare missam ante diem in forma etc. pro nobili viro Thoma Lomley milite domino castelli de Lomley Dunelmensis diocesis et nobili muliere eius in presenciarum uxore. Datum …’ (—. | xii.B. de Urbino. A. de Nepe. Constantinus.) [In the margin:Oct)obris).]
Ibid. Nicolaus etc. Altare portatile in forma pro nobili viro Johanne Fermere domino loci de Mendamys Norwicensis diocesis et nobili muliere Alicia eius uxore. Datum ….Oct(obris)], as in the preceding.
Kal. Oct.
(1 Oct.)
Assisi.
(f. 94d.)
Nicolaus etc. Confessionale in casibus reservatis semel duntaxat, et in non reservatis quociens fuerit oportunum, cum plena remissione in mortis articulo [etc.], ut in forma, pro Johanne Wenlok milite et Elizabeth eius uxore. Datum …’ (—. xxx. B. de Urbino. A. de Nepe.Jo. de Collis.) [In the margin: Oct(obris).]
1450.
Ibid.
Nicolaus etc. Confessionale in casibus reservatis semel duntaxat, et in non reservatis quociens fuerit oportunum, cum plena remissione in mortis articulo etc., ut in forma, pro Henrico Frowych laico cive Londoniensi et eius in presenciarum uxore. DatumOct(obris)], as in the preceding.
3 Non. Oct.
(5 Oct.)
Assisi.
(f. 94d.)
To Edward Whytford, rector of Horspaht (rectius Horspath) in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is a bachelor of canon law, to hold for life with the said church of Horspaht, value not exceeding 10l. 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 two other incompatible benefices, notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance [see above, p. 5] etc. Litterarum etc. (—. l. B.de Urbino. A. de Nepe. Jo. de Collis.) [In the margin:Oct(obris).]
Ibid.
(f. 112d.)
To John Lax alias Chestre, clerk, of the diocese of Durham, doctor of civil law (legum). Dispensation to him (who is an abbreviator of apostolic letters, and whom lately, then holding the parish church of Strete in the diocese of Bath and Wells, the present pope dispensed to hold for life therewith any benefice with cure … two other incompatible benefices, as in the preceding), to hold for life with the said two incompatible benefices a third benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a dignity etc.; with grant that whilst residing in one of his benefices he may take for life the fruits etc. of any other his benefices. Litterarum etc. (—. xxxx. B. de Urbino. Constantinus.) [In the margin. Novembris. 12/3 pp. See above, pp. 49, 55.]
Prid. Id. Nov.
(12 Nov.)
S. Maria Maggiore,
Rome.
(f. 122.)
Nicolaus etc. Altare portatile in forma pro Wilhelmo Elys clerico Eboracensis diocesis. Datum …’ (—. x. B. de Urbino. Constantinus.) [In the margin: No(vembris).]
Ibid. Nicolaus etc. Altare portatile cum clausula ante diem in forma pro Johanne Whelpdale, rectore parrochialis ecclesie de Thorsby Karliolensis diocesis. Datum …’ (—. xx. B. … No(vembris)], as in the preceding.
6 Kal. Oct.
(26 Sept.)
Assisi.
(f. 122d.)
Confessionale in reservatis pro semel duntaxat et in non reservatis quociens fuerit oportunum, cum potestate absolvendi ab omnibus et singulis excommunicacionis suspensionis et interdicti sentenciis censuris et penis tam a jure quam ab homine promulgatis, in foro penitenciali tantum, ac plenam remissionem omnium peccatorum in mortis articulo pro Wilhelmo Oldhall milite et eius in presenciarum uxore Norwicensis diocesis. Datum ….’ (—. xxx.B. …. No(vembris)], as ibid.
1450.
3 Non. Oct.
(5 Oct.)
Assisi
(f. 122d.)
To Margaret, queen of England. Indult, seeing that she is not able to visit Rome in person during the present year of Jubilee, that the confessor whom she and persons nominated by her shall choose may absolve her and them, after confession, from all sins etc., even in cases reserved to the apostolic see, once only, and enjoin penance; and that he may grant to her and them, being penitent and having confessed, the plenary indulgence of the Jubilee for a fortnight's visits to four or more or less churches in those parts, as if they had visited Rome and the prescribed basilicas and churches there. He shall commute the labour of pilgrimage to Rome into other works of piety, and the queen and said persons shall give half of what they would have spent on pilgrimage to Rome to churches etc. of those parts, and send the other half for the repair and fabric of the churches of Rome. Exigit tue devocionis (—. Gratis de mandato etc. [i.e. domini nostri pape]. A. de Racaneto.) [1⅓ pp.]
11 Kal. Dec.
(21 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 123.)
To Hugh Spaldyng, professed of the Lazarite hospital of Burton in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him (who is illegitimate, being the son of a married man and an unmarried woman, on account of which he has been already dispensed, and has made his profession of the order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem under the rule of St. Augustine) to hold for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks etc., as above, f. 93. Religionis etc. (—. xxx. B. de Urbino. Constantinus.) [In the margin: No(vembris).]
14 Kal. Nov.
(19 Oct.)
Spoleto.
(f. 123d.)
To Edmund, elect of Meath. Grant to him, to whom the pope recently made provision of the said see, at his own petition and that of Richard, duke of York, to retain for five years in commendam, after he is consecrated or has obtained possession of the administration of the said see, the parish church of Trym in his diocese, value not exceeding 120 marks sterling, which he was holding at the time of his said provision and is still holding. Personam tuam. (—. xxx. B. … No(vembris)], as in the preceding.
6 Kal. Oct.
(26 Sept.)
Assisi.
(f. 158d.)
To Roger Merssh’, rector of St. Mary Magdalen in Milkestrete, London. Dispensation to him (who is a priest, and a clerk and registrar of Henry, king of England and his chancery, and holds the said church, a canonry and prebend of Lincoln, a canonry and prebend of the chapel royal of St. Stephen, Westminster, and a canonry and the prebend of Wygynton in Tamworth, value not exceeding 8l., 1l., 18l. and 6l. sterling respectively) (fn. 4) to hold for life with the said church any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible etc., as above, f. 94d. Vite etc. (—| Gratis de mandato etc. [i.e. domini nostri pape . D. de Luca.) [1½ pp.]

2 Nicholas V.

1448.
8 Id. Dec.
(6 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 196.)
To John Waynflete, archdeacon of Surrey in Winchester. Dispensation to him, who is a brother of William, bishop of Winchester, to hold for life with the said archdeaconry, value not exceeding 200 marks sterling, any other benefice, or if he resign it any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if one be a parish church etc., and to resign them etc., as above, f. 7. Vite etc. (—. l.H. Senstlebin [rectius Senftlebin]. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: De(cembris). 1¾ pp.]
1448[–9].
3 Id. Jan.
(11 Jan.)
St Peter's, Rome.
(f. 196d.)
To Richard Whytby, rector of Grandon in the diocese of Lincoln, I.U.B. Dispensation to him, who holds the said church and a canonry and prebend of the church of St. Chad in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling and 100s. of the money current in those parts, to hold for life with the said parish church etc., as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (—. l. Jo. de Collis. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: Ja(nuarii). 1¾ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 197d.)
To Nicholas Cowpar, a canon of the Gilbertine house of St. Andrew in the suburbs of York. Dispensation to hold for life a chantry wont to be held by a secular clerk, or by a regular of any order, and to resign it etc., as above, f. 93.Religionis etc. (—. xxviii. Jo. de Collis. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: Ja(nuarii).]

4 Nicholas V.

1450[–1].
7 Id. Jan.
(7 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 212.)
Erection, at the petition of James, king of Scots, of a university (generale studium) in the city of Glasgow, with faculties of theology, canon law, civil law and arts and any other lawful faculty, the doctors, masters lecturing and students (magistri legentes et studentes) to enjoy all the privileges etc. granted by the apostolic see etc. to the masters, doctors and students in the university of Bologna, and William, bishop of Glasgow and his successors to be the rectors called chancellors, who shall have the like power over the said doctors, masters and scholars and others of the said university as has the rector of the scholars of the said university of Bologna, and shall confer the licence to teach etc. Ad perp. rei mem. Inter felicitates. (Pe. de Noxeto. lxxx. H. Senstleben [sic]. R. Bourdonis.) [In the margin: Ja(nuarii). 1½ pp. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hibern.et Scot., pp. 382–383, no. 758, from ‘Reg. Tom. ir, fol. 212,' i.e. the present Register. C. Innes Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasquensis (Maitland Club, Glasgow, 1854) I., p. 3, from various copies at Glasgow, with incipit Inter ceteras felicitates.’ Also printed, less completely, in Rinaldi, Annales, anno 1451, § ix, from the same place as Theiner, viz. ‘Lib. 9, p. [sic] 212.’]
1450[–1].
Prid. Non. Jan.
(4 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 305.)
To Gavin (Gawano) de Hamylton, provost of Bothuill in the diocese of Glasgow. Dispensation to him (who is a subdeacon, is a brother german of James, lord of the place of Hamylton, knight, of the diocese of Glasgow, and is by both parents of noble birth), at the petition also of the said James, not to be bound, on account of the said provostship, which is a principal dignity, value not exceeding 40l. sterling (besides which he holds a canonry and prebend in the church of [D]unkeld, value not exceeding 14l. sterling), to have himself within three years promoted to any other holy order. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. xxx. H. Senstlebin [sic]. Ja. de Steccatis.) [In the margin:Ja(nuarii).]

2 Nicholas V.

1448.
4 Kal. Dec.
(28 Nov.)
S. Maria Maggiore,
Rome.
(f. 312d.)
To Roger Borowgh (fn. 5) , rector of Morston in the diocese of York, bachelor of canon law. Indult to him, who holds also the perpetual vicarage of Luton in the diocese of Lincoln, to take for life and to rent, let etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices whilst studying letters at an university, or residing in one of his benefices, with mandate executory hereby to the abbots of Westminster, St. Albans and Fountains. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxvii. Jo. de Collis. Gabriel. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 12/3pp.]

4 Nicholas V.

1450.
8 Kal. Dec.
(24 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 313.)
To John Graystock, rector of Caldebek in the diocese of Carlisle, bachelor of canon law. Confirmation of dispensations granted to him by Eugenius IV, (i) to hold for three years with the said church, value not exceeding 46l. sterling (besides which he was holding a canonry and the prebend of Lanbyhangellitrach [rectius Lanvyhangellitraeth] in Bangor, value not exceeding 20l. sterling), one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, provided that it were not another parish church etc. [Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 334]; (ii) to hold for life another benefice with cure or [otherwise] incompatible with the said parish church, even if another parish church etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased [ibid., p. 531]; in vigour of which letters he obtained the parish church of Bernyngham in the diocese of York, value not exceeding 30l. sterling, which he still holds with Caldebek. At his recent petition, containing that he, who [has visited] Rome, desires for the greater tranquillity of his conscience the said letters to be confirmed by the present pope, (fn. 6) the pope hereby confirms them and all their consequences. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. xxiiii. H. Senstlebin [sic]. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Ja(nuarii). 1 p. +.]
1450[–1].
4 Id. Jan.
(10 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 320d.)
To John Clement, lord of divers places in the diocese of Ely, and Agnes his wife, and John Clement, priest, their son, ‘salutem etc. Conceditur eis altare portatile in forma etc. Datum …’ (Pe. de Noxeto. xii. H. Senftlebin.Constantinus.)
Ibid. To John Clement, priest, of the diocese of Ely, ‘salutem etc. Provenit etc. in casibus sedi [apostolice] reservatis semel duntaxat etc. Sub data precedentis littere immediate etc.,' i.e. indult of plenary indulgence. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xx.H. Senftlebin. Constantinus.) [In the margin is the rubricella: ‘Confessionale in forma sine clausula jeiunii pro Johanne …’]
1450[–1].
Kal. Jan.
(1 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 320d.)
To William Barkyswell, priest, of the diocese of Worcester, ‘salutem etc. Provenit in casibus non reservatis etc. Sub data Rome …’ (Pe. de Noxeto. [No fee.] H. Senftlebin. Constantinus.) [Marginal rubricella:Confessionale pro Wilhelmo Barkyswel[l].’]
Ibid. Conceditur Thome Huggeford, laico, et Margarite eius uxori Conventrensis et Li[c]hfeldensis diocesis confessionale in forma sine clausula jeiunii etc. et de reservatis in vita et plenaria remissio in mortis articulo etc. Datum ut immediate precedenti etc.’ (Pe. de Noxeto. xxv. H. Senftlebin.Constantinus.) [Marginal rubricella: ‘Confessionale pro Thoma Huggeford.’]
1450[–1].
Prid. Non. Jan.
(4 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 324d.)
To the bishop of Glasgow. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of James, lord (fn. 7) of Hamylton, knight, of the diocese of Glasgow contained that he formerly (considering that the parish church of Hamylton, otherwise called from of old ‘Cadzow,’ whose rector is dean of Glasgow, was wont to be governed by only one vicar and had, as it now has, a wide parish etc., and that the cure of souls could not be conveniently exercised by the vicar alone etc.) granted and gave to the said church 20l. worth of lands and yearly (?) rents within his demesne (fn. 8) to the said church, that he desires its erection into a collegiate church, the institution of a provostship in addition to its rectory, the holder of which keeps continual residence elsewhere, and the creation of six chaplaincies for as many chaplains, priests, and that he has granted four chaplaincies, founded by his ancestors and of his patronage, to be appropriated to the said church for the purpose of the said creation. At the said petition (which added that he proposes to enlarge and adorn the said church) for its erection into a collegiate church, with a college of a provost and six chaplains over and above the rector, and with the insignia of a collegiate church like others of those parts, and for the erection therein of a provostship and six chaplaincies, the institution and creation of the present vicar into a provost and of other chaplains to be presented by the said knight, the appropriation to the said church, the value of whose vicarage does not exceed 12 marks sterling, and that of its rectory 60l. and 4 marks, of the said four perpetual chaplaincies without cure, namely one of Machan, one in the said chapel of Hamylton, within the demesne of the said knight, one in the chapel of St. Thomas near the city of Glasgow, and one of Lanark, the value of each of the four not exceeding 4 marks sterling (fn. 9) , the transfer to the provostship of the said 4 marks sterling which the vicar is bound to pay to the rector yearly, seeing that to the latter there remain the said 60l. sterling and more, and the reservation to the said knight and his heirs and successors of the patronage and presentation to the provostship and six chaplaincies, the pope hereby orders the above bishop, if he find the foregoing to be true, to erect the said parish church into a collegiate church, with collegiate insignia and a provostship and six chaplaincies over and above the rector, and therein, after he has appropriated the said chapels and (sive) four chaplaincies, to create and institute its vicar as provost and six others as chaplains, on the presentation of the said knight, to apply the said 4 marks hitherto due to the rector, and grant the patronage etc., as desired. Ex debito pastoralis. (Pe. de Noxeto. lxxx. H. Senstlebin [sic]. V Gregorii.) [In the margin: Ja(nuarii). 1½ pp. Theiner, Vet. Monum.Hibern. et Scot., p. 382, no. 757, from ‘Reg. Tom. ix, fol. 324,' i.e. the present Register.]

Footnotes

1 viginti libratas terrarum et a(n)i(m)ar(um) reddituum iacentium infra suum dominium consistentium’, ‘animarum’ being perhaps a misreading of ‘annualium
2 necnon de Machan unam, cuius quatuor marcharum sterlingorum, ac in dicta de Hamylton infra dominium ipsius militis consistentes aliam, cuius similiter quatuor, … et de Lanark aliam cuius …….
3 Without the usual mention of the pope's late ordinance to the contrary; cf. below, f. 172d.
4 Written more correctly ‘Codworth’ in the margin by the ‘rubricator.’
5 Cf. f. 122d. ‘excommunicationis suspensionis.’
6 ac parrochialem ecclesiamLondoniensis cuius octo ac Lincolniensis quorum unius et capelle regie sancti Stephani apud Westmonasterium quorum decem et octo necnon de Wygyntonde Tamworth Londoniensis ac Conventrensis et Lichfeldensis diocesum ecclesiarum canonicatus et prebendas quorum sex librarum sterlingorum fructusvalorem annuum non excedunt.
7 ‘Burgh’ in Cal. Lett., VIII., p. 84.
8 Cum autem, sicut exhibita nobis nuper pro parte tua petitio continebat, tu qui almam Urbem pro consequendis indulgenciis Anni Jubilei [visitasti], pro maiori quiete consciencie tue litteras predictas nostro munimine roborari desideres
9 domini.’ Theiner has ‘domicelli.’