Vatican Regesta 394
1450

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'Vatican Regesta 394: 1450', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 10: 1447-1455 (1915), pp. 77-83. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103524 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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Vatican Regesta. Vol. CCCXCIV. (fn. 1)

Secrete.

3 Nicholas V.

1449[–50].
3 Id. March.
(13 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 37.)
To Thomas Marchiall', priest, of the diocese of Carlisle. Indult to him, who during a great part of the year suffers from gout (gutte infirmitatem pateris), to have a portable altar. Sincere devotionis affectus. (Pe. de Noxeto. | x.Ja. de Viterbio. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: Martii. Registered in full, except the final clauses.]
Ibid. Item simile altare portatile pro nobili viro Willelmo Duke, nonnullorum locorum domino Londoniensis diocesis, salutem etc. sub simili data ut supra, etc. (Pe. Martii, as in the preceding.)

4 Nicholas V.

1450.
[July 22—circ.
Sept. 15.] (fn. 2)
Fabriano.
(f. 146.)
To John Whelpdale, rector of Thuresbi in the diocese of Carlisle. Extension of the dispensation which the pope lately granted to him (to hold any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches etc., namely for five years if they were two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, for life if not, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased), so that he, who was receiver-general of Marmaduke, now bishop of Lincoln, when he was bishop of Carlisle, may hold such two parish churches or perpetual vicarages even for life; with tutiori pro cautela dispensation for the purpose. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. Jo. de Maniaco.) [In the margin:Aug(usti). 1½ pp. See above, p. 42.]
7 Id. Aug.
(7 Aug.)
Fabriano.
(f. 146d.)
To Richard Caunton, rector of Huskart in the diocese of St. Davids, I.U.D. Dispensation, as below. Lately, after he had been dispensed by papal authority to hold for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc. or parish churches etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, Eugenius IV dispensed him to hold for five years any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if likewise a major or a principal dignity, elective and with cure, as is contained in letters of the present pope, those of pope Eugenius not having been drawn up by reason of his death. The pope now grants to him, who is a clerk of the papal camera and is still within the said five years, a prolongation of the said five years by other seven. (fn. 1) Grata devotionis obsequia. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. H. Roleti. D. de Luca.) [In the margin: Aug(usti). 1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 147d.)
To James, bishop of Achonry (Akaden.). Grant, as below. His recent petition contained that Eugenius IV granted him indult to retain in commendam with his said church of Achonry, whose fruits were slender and were taxed at 33 gold ducats of the camera, on account of wars etc., the parish church of Edle in the diocese of Winchester, which he was holding by papal dispensation, or, if he resigned it, any other parish church etc., in virtue of which he obtained the parish church of Stokton in the diocese of Salisbury, value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, resigning that of Elde [sic]. At his said petition, adding that the resources of the said churches [of Achonry and Stokton] are insufficient, the pope grants him indult to hold with them in commendam for life any benefice with or without cure, even if a parish church etc., or if of lay patronage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Personam tuam. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. H. Roleti. D. de Luca.) [In the margin: Aug(usti). 1⅓ pp. See Cal. Lett., IX., p. 288.]
Id. Aug.
(13 Aug.)
Fabriano.
(f. 150.)
To Nicholas Carew, nobleman, lord of the place of Bedyngton, and Margaret his wife, noblewoman, of the diocese of Canterbury (Canturien.) Indult to have a portable altar. [Registered briefly: ‘Nicolaus etc.,’ address and ‘salutem etc. Sincere devotionis affectus etc. Altare portatile in forma etc. Datum …’] (Pe. de Noxeto. | xii. H. Roleti. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Altare portatile in forma simplici and Aug(usti).]
1450.
10 Kal. Sept.
(23 Aug.)
Fabriano.
(f. 150.)
To Nicholas, bishop of Carlisle. The like, with the daybreak and interdict clauses: ‘Nicolaus etc.,’ address and ‘salutem etc. Sincere devotionis etc. Altare portatile cum clausulis ante diem et in locis interdictis in sua et familiarium suorum domesticorum presentia etc. Datum …’ (Pe.de Noxeto. | xxx. Ja. de Calvis. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Aug(usti).]
Non. Aug.
(5 Aug.)
Fabriano.
(f. 150.)
To John Arnout, layman, and his present wife [no diocese]. Indult of plenary indulgence. [Registered briefly: ‘Nicolaus etc.,’ address and ‘salutem etc. Provenit ex vestre devotionis affectu quo nos etc. in forma etc. Datum …’] (Pe. de Noxeto. | xvi. H. Roleti. Constantinus.) [In the margin Aug(usti).]
Ibid. To all faithful. Relaxation in perpetuity of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. John Baptist visit the parish church of the town (ville) of Byere in the diocese of Salisbury, and give alms for the repair and conservation of its chancel etc. or the provision of ornaments for divine worship. Licet is. (fn. 1) (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxv. H. Roleti. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Aug(usti).]
Prid. Kal. Aug.
(31 July.)
Fabriano.
(f. 150d.)
To Richard Bowrn, a canon of the Augustinian monastery of SS. Peter and Paul, Bowrn, in the diocese of Lincoln. 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 etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx.H …. Aug(usti)], as in the preceding.
Ibid.
(f. 151.)
To Robert Attehall, rector of Mixbury in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is a bachelor of canon law and has studied therein for about ten years, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. 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, etc., notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance [see above, p. 5] etc. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. H. …. Aug(usti)], as in the preceding. [1⅓ pp.]
Non. Aug.
(5 Aug.)
Fabriano.
(f. 153.)
To William Man, rector of St. Mary's, Godford, in the diocese of Salisbury. Grant, as below. Martin V dispensed him, at the petition of Joan, queen of England, whose confessor he was, to hold for ten years with the parish church of Bryggesley in the diocese of Lincoln any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a canonry and prebend, dignity etc. or a parish church etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, which ten years before its expiry Eugenius IV prolonged by other ten, and afterwards the said second ten to the term of William's life [Cal. Lett., VIII, p. 627]. Seeing that in the letters of the last prorogation there was no mention that at the time of the granting thereof provision had been made to him by authority of the ordinary of the perpetual vicarage of Stormunstre Marschall in the diocese of Salisbury, and that he was in possession and was litigating about it, the pope grants to him (who is of noble birth and holds the said vicarage and the above church of Godford [values not stated]) and decrees that the said letters and their consequences shall hold good from the date thereof as if there had not been the said omission. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xx. H. … Aug(usti)], as ibid. [12/3 pp.]
4 Kal. July.
(28 June.)
Spoleto.
(f. 154.)
To the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. Mandate to dispense John Webster alias Robynson of Somerton, layman, and Elizabeth, [daughter] of the late William Wragbi, of his diocese to remain in the marriage which they formerly contracted per verba legitime de presenti in ignorance of an impediment of spiritual relationship arising from the fact that Elizabeth's father had been godfather at John's baptism: decreeing offspring born, and that to be born, legitimate. Oblate nobis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | M. Amici.Non erat taxa aliqua.) [In the margin: Septembris.]
9 Kal. Sept.
(24 Aug.)
Fabriano.
(f. 157.)
To James Leche, rector of Dunbenne in the diocese of Armagh [sic], I.U.B. Dispensation to hold for ten years with the said church, value not exceeding 3 marks sterling (wherewith, seeing that it is situate in a place where wars have long prevailed and still prevail, he cannot be maintained, pay the episcopal dues and keep hospitality), one other, or without it any two other parish churches or perpetual vicarages or portions, or one of each, and to resign etc., as above, f. 151. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx.H. Roleti. Constantinus.) [In the margin. Aug(usti). 1¼ pp.]
15 Kal. Sept.
(18 Aug.)
Fabriano.
(f. 157d.)
To John Leths (rectius Leche), rector of St. Colman's, Mouryn, in the diocese of Down (Dunen.), bachelor of civil law (in legibus). Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 10 marks sterling (wherewith, seeing that its fruits are often diminished on account of wars on the borders of the English and Irish where the said church is situate, and on account of the depopulation of the place, he cannot be maintained and bear his burdens), any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if etc., as above, f. 151. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. Ja. de Calvis. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Aug(usti). 1⅓ pp.]
4 Kal. Aug.
(29 July.)
Fabriano.
(f. 226d.)
To John, prior of the Augustinian poor hospital of St. Mary without Bisshospigate in the diocese of London. Indult that a fit confessor of his choice, regular or secular, may, after hearing his confession, absolve him, once in life, from all his crimes and excesses, even in cases reserved to the apostolic see, and enjoin penance; grant him, being contrite and having confessed, plenary remission of all his sins, once, in the hour of death; absolve him from all sentences of excommunication etc., enjoining penance, dispense him on account of irregularity contracted by celebrating mass etc., not in contempt of the Keys, and rehabilitate him. He is to make satisfaction, when due, within a time prescribed by his confessor; if not, he shall thereafter fall again under the said sentences etc. Iniunctum nobis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | M. Amici. Erat sine taxa. Gratis.)
5 Id. (fn. 1) June.
(9 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 226d.)
Exemption etc., as below. Urban IV exempted the Lazar house of Acre (fn. 2) and all its members from all jurisdiction etc. of archbishops etc., and especially of the bishop of Acre, and subjected them to the church of Jerusalem alone, etc. At the recent petition of William Sutton, master, and the brethren of the Lazar house of Burton (fn. 3) in the diocese of Lincoln (containing that the said house or hospital of Acre has been utterly destroyed by the infidels, and that, although they have enjoyed the said exemption etc., they have sustained on account of the destruction of the said house or hospital divers losses etc., and fear that they will sustain still heavier) the pope hereby exempts from all jurisdiction etc. of all patriarchs, archbishops etc., and especially of the said patriarch of Jerusalem, and takes under the protection and subjection of St. Peter and the apostolic see the said house of Burton and its master and brethren, its priests, clerks, scholars and poor etc., present and future, and its possessions etc., present and future; with ratification hereby of the above William's recent election as master by the brethren, and statute, decree and ordinance that at future voidances the brethren may elect one of their number to be master, and that such elect shall, without any confirmation, be true and undoubted master of the said house, etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Ad exequendum pastoralis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lx. F. de Laude. A. de Nepe. M. Amici.) [In the margin, at the beginning, is the inadequate rubrication: ’Exemptio domus Acconen, hospitalis sancti Lazari leprosorum Jerosolimitan.‘and the note: ‘Et dum fuit bullata d(ominus) meus noluit dare d(omino) Michaeli Amici qui solicitabat eam etc.’ 1½ pp.]
3 Id. June.
(11 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 233.)
To John Bock, nobleman, and Margaret his present wife, noblewoman [no diocese]. Indult to have a portable altar. [Registered briefly: ‘Nicolaus etc.,’ address and ‘salutem etc. Altare portatile in forma etc. Sub data Rome apudSanctum Petrum Anno etc. Millesimo …’] (Pe. de Noxeto. | xii. Ugolinus. W. Gregorii.) [In the margin:Junii.]
Kal. Oct.
(1 Oct.)
Assisi.
(f. 244.)
To Thomas Alfford', rector of Flete in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if etc., as above, f. 151.Vite etc. (P[e]. de Noxeto. | xxxx. B. de Urbino. A. de Racaneto.) [12/3 pp.]
Ibid. To John de Croixbi, rector of Llanvveir in the diocese of Bangor, S.T.M. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. of petits tournois, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if etc., as above, f. 151 (but without mention of the pope's ordinance). (P[e].de Noxeto. | l. B. … Racaneto, as in the preceding.) [1⅓ pp.]

3 Nicholas V.

1449[–50.]
17 Kal. Feb.
(16 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 257d.)
To John Cranborne, rector of Vinterborn Earls (Comitis) in the diocese of Salisbury, bachelor of civil law (in legibus). Dispensation, as below. Eugenius IV dispensed him to hold for seven years with the said church of Vinterboren Earls any other 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] [Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 592], after which he obtained and held with the said church by virtue of the said dispensation, and still holds, that of Compton in the diocese of Winchester. The pope hereby extends the said seven years, which are not yet expired, and tutiori pro cautela dispenses him, who holds a canonry and the prebend of Combe and Har[nham] in Salisbury, the vicarage of Sekeworth without cure, and the free chapel of Est[c]ot in the dioceses of Lincoln and Salisbury, value not exceeding 30l., 4l. and 2l. sterling respectively, so that he may hold the said two churches of Vinterborn Earls and Compton, value not exceeding 20l. and 14 marks respectively, for life, or if he resign them, any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches etc., notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance [see above, p. 5] etc. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxxv. B. de Urbino. A. de Nepe. Jo. de Ste[c]catis.) [In the margin: No(vembris). 1 p. +.]

4 Nicholas V.

1450.
17 Kal. Oct.
(15 Sept.)
Fabriano.
(f. 260.)
To Walter Stewart, a canon of Glasgow, M.A. Grant, as below. On 18 Kal. July anno 1 [1447, above, p. 15] the present pope made provision to him of a canonry of Glasgow and another of Dunkeld, with reservation of as many prebends and of a dignity etc. of [one of] the said churches, and of a benefice with or without cure, even if another dignity etc., in the collation etc. of the bishop and the prior and chapter etc. of St. Andrews, even if one of such canonries and prebends etc. and benefice were generally reserved to the pope, or one of such dignities etc. were major in a cathedral church. The pope hereby, in order that the said letters may take effect as soon as possible, grants to him, who is a kinsman of James, king of Scots, and is the son of a son of the late Robert, king of Scots, then a deacon, and an unmarried woman, (fn. 1) that he shall suffer no prejudice in the obtaining of such prebends etc. or benefice by reason of any reservations etc. soever, even if granted at the petition of the said king or other princes, dukes etc., but that in regard to the said obtaining possession he shall have preference over all other persons. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. A. de Nepe.P. Davidis.) [In the margin: No(vembris).]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with ‘Nicol. V.Secret. Tom. x.’ A thin sheepskin leaf (which was apparently not a part of the original binding) has ‘Bulle que remanserant Spoleti.’ and other contemporary notes. On a following folio, in the hand of Giovanni Bissaiga, is ‘Nicolai V. Secret. Tom. x.’ At the end of the volume is ‘Gaspar Blondus.’
2 The date is incomplete, viz. ‘Datum Fabriani Camerinensis diocesis Anno etc. Millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo [a space is left here for the day and month, and not filled] pontificatus nostri anno quarto.' The extreme limits for the missing date, defined by ‘anno 4,’ are 1450, March 19–1451, March 18. These limits are restricted by the date of place (Fabriano) to 1450, July 22—circ. Sept. 15. See Georgius, Vita Nicolai Quinti (Rome, 1742), p. 81, ad an. 1450: Pontifex ex Urbe mense Junio discederepestis metu coactus est. Fabrianum perrexit ubi …. die xxii Julii constitisseIn Umbriam deinde rediit, ac mense Octobris Assisii commorabatur. The present Register shows that on 11 June he was at Rome (f. 233), on June 28 at Spoleto (f. 154,) from 29 July to 15 September at Fabriano (ff. 226 and 260) and on 1 October at Assisi. On 30 October he was back at Rome (Reg. CCCXCV, f. 237). The date given by Pastor, Geschichte der Papste, vol. I, 1st ed., p. 331, 2nd ed., p. 357, for the pope's departure from Rome in 1450 on account of the plague is 15 July. The pope's return to Rome at the beginning of the cool season of the same year is mentioned in the 1st ed., p. 333, whilst in the 2nd ed., p. 358, a precise date is added, viz. 26 October. The two dates, of departure and return, are corrected in the 3rd and 4th edd., p. 425 note 1 and p. 427 respectively to 18 June and 25 October, the authority being given in the note as ‘Caffaro in Arch. d. Soc. Rom. IX., 600–601,’ i.e. the second of the extracts ‘Dai diari di Stefano Caffari’ given by Giuseppe Coletti in the Archivio della Società Romana di Storia Patria, Vol. IX (1886). The diary does not give the date of the pope's stay at Fabriano.
3 quinquennium huiusmodi usque ad septennium inclusive a fine prefati quinquennii computandum
4 The preamble Licet isaptiores is given in full, which is unusual.
5 Idus’ is substituted for ‘Kal.,’ which is cancelled.
6 domum Actonen. (i.e. Acconen.) hospitale sancti Lazari leprosorum Jerosolimitan.
7 domus de Burton hospitalis huiusmodi.