Vatican Regesta 395
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'Vatican Regesta 395: 1451', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 10: 1447-1455 (1915), pp. 83-90. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103525 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Vatican Regesta, Vol. CCCXCV. (fn. 1)

Secrete.

4 Nicholas V.

1450[-1].
15 Kal. April.
(18 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 14d.)
To the bishop of Durham. Mandate, after inquiry, to confirm by papal authority, at the recent petition of William Seargill (rectius Scargill) the elder, esquire (armigeri), of the diocese of York, his late foundation and endowment for the souls of himself, his deceased wife Constance, his sons, parents and friends and all faithful, with consent of Henry, king of England, of John, (fn. 2) cardinal priest of St. Balbina's, archbishop of York, and of the chapter of York, of the perpetual chantry of Holy Trinity at the altar of Holy Trinity in the parish church of St. Mary, Withkerk, in the said diocese, of the patronage of the prior of England of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, for two perpetual chaplains, priests, to celebrate masses and other divine offices therein in alternate weeks with the vicar of the said church, which chaplains he nominated for the first time, reserving to himself only for his life, and not to his heirs, the power to modify etc. the foundation statutes.Ut ea que pro divini. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxviii. A.Fiocardus. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Ap(rilis).]
1450[-1].
Prid. Id. Jan.
(12 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 45.)
To William, earl of Douglas, of the diocese of St. Andrews Indult to choose the dean of his chapel or any other fit priest as his confessor who may, as often as opportune, after hearing his confession and the confessions of the domestic commensal members of his household, grant them absolution and enjoin penance, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see; and that the said dean or confessor may grant to him and them the sacrament of Eucharist and other sacraments except during Easter, when they shall go therefor to the church of the parish within which they shall be. Pastores eterni. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Ja(nuarii).]
1450[-1].
Kal. Feb. (fn. 3)
(1 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 45d.)
To all faithful. Relaxation in perpetuity of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Bride and on the day of its octave, from the first to the second vespers of each, visit and give alms for the completion, conservation and maintenance of the parish church, erected by papal authority into the collegiate church of St. Bride, Douglas, in the diocese of Glasgow, which William, earl of Douglas has at great cost caused to be new built; (fn. 4) with grant that the provost or one of the canons, appointed by him or by the chapter, may hear the confessions of all faithful who go to the said church in order to obtain the said indulgence, on the said feast and during the whole of its octave, and grant absolution even in cases specially reserved to bishops and ordinaries, but not in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Etsi divine clemencie. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. L. de Cosciaris.)
1450[-1].
13 Kal. Feb.
(20 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 46.)
To Richard Stephen, clerk, of the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who is a subdeacon and in his twentieth year, to hold any benefice with cure, even if a chantry or a parish church etc., and not to be bound for seven years, whilst studying letters at an university, to have himself promoted to any other holy order on account of such benefice with cure. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. H. Senftlebin.A. de Racaneto.) [In the margin: Ja(nuarii).]
1450[-1].
[?] Non. Jan. (fn. 5)
(5? Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 46.)
To Richard Gregorii, a canon regular of the Augustinian monastery or priory of Christchurch, of the city of London. Dispensation to hold for life any benefice with cure wont to be held by secular or by regular clerks of any order, even if a parish church etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxiiii [cf. below. f. 114]. H. Senftlebin.A. de Racaneto.) [In the margin: Ja(nuarii).]

5 Nicholas V.

1451.
7 Kal. April.
(26 March.)
S. Maria Maggiore,
Rome.
(f. 71.)
Licence, as below. James, king of Scots recently caused to be set forth to the pope that in the realm of Scotland, especially in the city and diocese of Glasgow, there is no olive oil, that it has to be brought from elsewhere, and is so dear that it cannot easily be had, whereas butter and other milk-meats abound in the said city and diocese and neighbouring parts, and are wont to be used there in Lent and on other days on which the eating of milk-meats and butter is forbidden. The pope therefore, at the petition of the said king and of the inhabitants of the said city and diocese, grants licence in perpetuity to the said inhabitants and to temporary dwellers in the said city and diocese that in Lent and on the said days they may eat butter and other milk-meats without any scruple of conscience. Ad perp. rei mem. Etsi cunctorum. (Pe. de Noxeto. | c.H. Senstlebin [sic]. R. Bourdonis.) [In the margin: Mar(tii).]
4 Non. April.
(2 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 71d.)
To William, bishop of Glasgow. Indult for seven years to visit his city and diocese by deputy and receive the procurations in ready money; with mandate executory to the bishop of Grasse, the dean of Aberdeen and the official of Lothian (Laudonie). Devotionis tue probata sinceritas. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. H. Senstlebin [sic]. R. Bourdonis.) [In the margin: Mar(tii). 1 p. +.]

4 Nicholas V.

1450[-1].
4 Non. Jan.
(2 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 103.)
Restitution, as below. Eugenius IV separated all the tithes, great and small, then belonging to the rector and vicar of the parish church of Rathaw in the diocese of St. Andrews, and applied them to the collegiate church of Corstroffyn’ in the said diocese. At the recent petition of William de Lauedre, lord of Hauton and of all the parishioners of the said parish church, containing that on account of the said separation the said church, which has a great and populous parish, has been much weakened and neglected, and that the cure of the parishioners can ill be borne, the pope hereby separates from the said collegiate church all the tithes etc, which formerly belonged to the portion of the vicar of the said parish church, value not exceeding 8l. sterling, and grants and assigns them for the portion of a vicar to be again instituted in the said parish church. He moreover erects in the said parish church another vicarage, and makes provision thereof, value not exceeding 8l., to Thomas de Lauedre, priest, of the said diocese, of a race of barons, who was lately successively dispensed by papal authority, as the son of an unmarried knight and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice [even with cure etc.] and to hold two other benefices [with cure or otherwise incompatible etc.], and appoints him to be the new vicar of the said church, with the said tithes; with mandate hereby to the chancellor of Dunb[l]ane to induct him or his proctor etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Ex salubri sedis. (P[e. de Noxeto.] | xxxv. H. Senselebin [sic]. Bonannus.L. de Consciariis [sic].) [In the margin: Ja(nuarii). 1¾ pp.See Cal. Lett. VIII, pp. 265, 595.]
Ibid. Motu proprio reservation of the first to become void in any way canonry and prebend of the church of Glasgow; with mandate, also motu proprio, to the archbishop of Taranto, the abbot of Paisley and the precentor (fn. 6) of Glasgow to collate and assign them to Gavin de Hamylton, subdeacon, of the diocese of Glasgow, who is a brother-german of James, lord of the place of Hamylton, and is by both parents of a noble and baronial race. Ad fut. rei mem. Circa commissorum nobis. (—. | xxxx. H. Senselebin [sic] pro L.de Cosciaris. Ja. de Ste[c]catis.) [In the margin: Ja(nuarii). 11/5 pp. See above, p. 74.]
1450[-1].
18 Kal. Feb.
(15 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 105d.)
To the provost of the church of St. Bride, Douglas, in the diocese of Glasgow. Faculty to reserve to his gift, for collation to ten secular ecclesiastics nominated by William, earl of Douglas, as many benefices, with or without cure, in the collation etc. of any two collators or of any two collatrices secular or regular, of any order, etc. Eximie devotionis affectus. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis ubque de speciali mandato domini nostri pape. H. Senstlebin [sic]. Jo.de Collis.) [In the margin: Ja(nuarii). 2 pp. +.]
1450.
3 Non. Oct.
(5 Oct.)
Assisi.
(f. 114.)
To Thomas Bryte, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Glastonbury, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Dispensation to hold for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, a chantry or a yearly salary wont to be given to priests in England, etc., and to resign … Noxeto. | [as above, f. 46] xxxiiii cf. ibid.]. H. Senstlebin [sic]. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Ja(nuarii).]

5 Nicholas V.

1451.
13 Kal. May.
(19 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 136d.)
To the members of the confraternity or gild instituted in honour of St. Mary in the church of St. Botulph, in the town (ville) of Bostone in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult that the confessors whom the present members, of both sexes, and those who join within five years from the date of these presents shall choose may, after hearing their confessions, absolve them from their sins etc. committed up to the day of receiving these presents, even in reserved cases, once only, and absolve them from the sins etc. which they shall commit during the said five years, in non-reserved cases, as often as opportune, enjoining penance; and that the said confessors may grant them, in the hour of death, being contrite and having confessed, plenary remission of all their sins; with the usual clauses, e.g. ‘Et ne quod absit’ against abuse of the present indult, ‘Et insuper quod per unum annum' requiring fasting every Friday for a year etc., ‘Porro si forsan’ enabling the confessor to commute the said fasting. Benigno sunt illa. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lxxx. A.Fiocardus. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Apr(ilis). 1 p. +.]
Prid. Id. April.
(12 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 141.)
To John Crosby, treasurer of Lincoln. Indult for life to take and to rent, let etc. to any persons, clerks or laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices, whilst studying letters at an university, or residing in any one of his benefices; with mandate executory hereby to the abbots of Bury St. Edmunds and St. Mary's, Fountains, and the prior of Durham. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxxv.A. Fiocardus. Jo. de Collis.) [In the margin: Ap(rilis). 14/5 pp.]

4 Nicholas V.

1450[-1].
8 Kal. March.
(22 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 142.)
Motu proprio reservation of a canonry and prebend and dignity etc. of the church of Glasgow, even if elective and with cure, provided that such dignity be not major, and of a benefice with or without cure wont to be assigned to secular clerks, in the collation etc. of the abbot and convent of the Benedictine monastery of St. Thomas the Martyr, Aberbrothoc, in the diocese of St. Andrews; with mandate hereby, also motu proprio, to the bishop of Zamora and the prior and archdeacon of St. Andrews, to collate and assign them to David Ramsay, priest, of the said diocese, by both parents of a race of barons and a continual commensal member of the household of James, bishop of St. Andrews. Ad fut. rei mem. Licet canonicatuum. (P[e]. de Noxeto. | l. H. Senf[t]lebin. A. Trapezuntius.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 4¾ pp.]
1450.
3 Id. Aug.
(11 Aug.)
Fabriano.
(f. 144d.)
Motu proprio reservation of the first to become void canonries and prebends of the churches of Moray and Dunkeld and dignity etc. of one of those churches, and benefice with or without cure wont to be assigned to secular clerks, in the collation etc. of the bishops of St. Andrews and Glasgow and the prior and dean respectively and chapters etc. thereof; with mandate executory hereby, also motu proprio, to the bishop of Zamora and the officials of St. Andrews and Glasgow, to collate and assign them to Hugh Kenedy, provost of the church of St. Mary in the city of St. Andrews, who is of a race of barons, is related in the fourth and fourth degrees of kindred to James, king of Scots, and has made his profession of the order of St. Augustine. Ad fut. rei mem. Licet etc. (P[e]. de Noxeto. | lx. H. Senfelebin [sic]. Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 5½ pp.]
1450[-1].
Non. Feb.
(5 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 147.)
Confirmation of the college of theologians and artists of St. Salvator which, as James, bishop of St. Andrews, has set forth before the pope, he formerly founded and endowed in the city of St. Andrews, for thirteen persons, after the number of the apostles, the first to be provost and S.T.M., the second to be a licentiate of theology by examination, and the third to be a completed bachelor of theology, four of the rest to be M.A. and priests, and the remaining six to be poor clerks, etc.; with mandate hereby to the bishop of Brechin and the prior and archdeacon of St. Andrews to protect the said college, etc. Ad perp. rei mem. In superne (fn. 7) dignitatis. (P[e]. de Noxeto. | l. H. Senftl[e]bin. Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 42/3 pp. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hibern. et Scotorum, pp. 383–385, no. 759, from ‘Reg. Bull. Tom: xi, fol. 147,' i.e. the present Register.]
1450[-1].
7 Kal. March.
(23 Feb.)
[St. Peter's,] Rome. (fn. 8)
(f. 201.)
To John, bishop of Moray. Faculty to reserve to his gift for three persons of his choice three benefices with or without cure in the collation etc. of the bishop and the dean and chapter etc. of Moray, even if canonries and prebends, dignities etc. in the church of Moray or in collegiate churches, even if such dignities etc. be elective and have cure, but not a major dignity in the church of Moray or principal in such collegiate churches, which three persons shall have preference over all others except Hugh Kenedy, an Augustinian canon of St. John's, Sens, and William Forbes, a canon of Aberdeen. Benefices incompatible with those obtained under these presents are to be resigned, etc.Personam tuam. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lx. H. Senstlebin [sic]. L. de Cosciaris.) [3⅓ pp.]
1450[-1].
Prid. Kal. March.
(28 Feb.)
[St. Peter's,] Rome. (fn. 9)
(f. 202d.)
To John, bishop of Brechin. The like for four ersons and as many benefices with or without cure in the collation etc. of the bishop and the dean and chapter etc. of Brechin etc., as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis, e.g. without mention of Hugh Kenedy and William Forbes. Personam tuam. ([Pe. de Noxeto.] | lxxx. H. Senstlebin [sic]. A. Trapezuntius.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 1¾ pp.]
1450[-1].
4 Kal. March.
(26 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 211.)
To Robert Markandi, a canon of the Augustinian monastery or house of St. Mary, Thormton on Humber, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to hold for life in commendam any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular or by any regular clerks, even if a parish church etc., and to resign it, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (Pe.de Noxeto. | xxx. H. Senftlebin. Jo. de Collis.)
1450[-1].
3 Id. Feb.
(11 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 236d.)
Declaration that the pope's late general restitution in favour of persons deprived for adherence to the so-called councils at Basel and Lausanne was not and is not intended to apply to such of them as were exiled from Scotland; the bishops of Glasgow and Moray, to whom the letters of the said general restitution were addressed, being hereby forbidden to contravene these presents, and the bishops of Spoleto and Dunblane and the archdeacon of Glasgow being ordered to defend those to whom provision has been made of the benefices of such deprived persons. Ad fut. rei mem.Sedis apostolice providencia. ([Pe. de Noxeto.] | xxx.H. Senstlebin [sic]. Jo. de Collis.) [1 p. +. See above, p. 1.]
1450.
3 Kal. Nov.
(30 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 237.)
To John Hornle, perpetual vicar of Dertforde in the diocese of Rochester, S.T.B. Dispensation to him, who has studied for many years in the university of Oxford, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40l. 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, notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance [see above, p. 5], etc. Litterarum etc. (P[e].de Noxeto. | l. H. Senseleben [sic]. D. de Luca.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 1½ pp.]

5 Nicholas V.

1451.
Prid. Kal. May.
(30 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 266d.)
To Richard Holiman, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Augustine without the walls of Canterbury, (fn. 10) immediately subject to the Roman church. Indult, at his recent petition (containing that from fear of the prior of the said monastery, who alleged that he would imprison him, he left and apostatized for about thirteen weeks, leaving off his habit, that he was absolved and corrected by the abbot and convent and performed the penance imposed, and has since lived laudably in the said monastery for fifteen years, but, in accordance with the statutes, is deprived of his stall in choir and place in chapter), to be promoted to all, even holy orders and be elected etc. to any dignities, even abbatial, of the said order, and receive and hold any benefices or offices wont to be governed by its monks, and have the said stall and place; notwithstanding the constitutions of Otto and Ottobon, sometime papal legates in England etc.Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. A. Fiocardus. A. de Panigaliis.) [In the margin: Maii.]
Prid. Non. May.
(6 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 267.)
To Thomas London, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Augustine without the walls of Canterbury, (fn. 11) immediately subject to the Roman court. Indult, at his recent petition (containing that in former times (fn. 12) some of the monks of the said monastery were wont to study letters at an university, and that he desires to follow the said custom), that he, who intends to live without the help of the said monastery, with the goods of his parents, after asking, even if he do not obtain, licence of his superior, may study for seven years in the faculty of theology or in canon law in any university within or without England, exercise all scholastic acts, lecture and dispute in theology, and be promoted to degrees of those faculties; notwithstanding the above constitutions. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | A. de Panigaliis. [No fee.])
3 Non. May.
(5 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 267d.)
To Thomas Tetenaye, a monk of the Cistercian monastery of Louth Park (de Percolude) in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, a priest, to hold for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular or regular clerks etc., as above, f. 46. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. A. Fiocardus. Jo. de Wlterris [i.e. Vulterris].) [In the margin: Maii.]
12 Kal. June.
(21 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 275d.)
To Richard, abbot of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Combe (de Cunba) in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Grant and indult for him and his successors to wear anywhere mitre, ring, gloves (cirothecis), pastoral staff and sandals and other pontifical insignia; give solemn benediction to the people after mass, vespers and matins, provided that no catholic bishop or papal legate be present; bless chalices, vestments, vessels (vasa) and ecclesiastical ornaments necessary for divine service, and confer the first tonsure to the novices of the monastery. Meruit tue devotionis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lxxx. A. Fiocardus. G. de Nuuolonibus.) [In the margin: Maii.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with ‘Nicol. V.Secret. Tom. xi.’ Inside the cover of the volume is the front half of the original sheepskin binding, with ‘MCCCCLIII’ and other contemporary notes. A flyleaf has, in the hand of Giovanni Bissaiga, ‘Nicolai V. Secret.Tom. xi.’ Folio i of the text is preceded by a folio which is headed in a contemporary hand: ‘Secuntur rubricelle istius libri, Et primo,’ under which heading come the rubricelle of the first two letters in the volume, and no more.
2 per dilectum filium nostrum Petrum …’ an error for ‘Johannem.’
3 A space was left for the day of the month between ‘quinquagesimo’ and ‘Pontificatus nostri anno quarto,’ and has been filled with ‘Kal.Februarii’ in a different hand.
4 miro et sumptuoso opere de novo construi fecerit
5 Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum Anno etc. Millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo [a blank space of three quarters of an inch] Non. Januarii Pontificatus nostri Anno Quarto.
6 preceptori, rectius precentori.
7 Theiner has ‘supreme.’
8 Datum Rome etc. Millesimoquinquagesimo. Septimo Kalendas Martii Anno Quarto.’
9 Datum Rome etc. ut supra Pridie Kalendas Martii Anno Quarto.' This letter immediately follows that to John, bishop of Moray.
10 That ‘Cenomanen.,’ both in the address and in the text of the letter, is an error for ‘Cantuaricn,’ is shown by the mention of the legatine constitutions in England. Cf. the next following letter.
11 Cenomanen,’ as in the preceding. The body of the text has, however, ‘Cantuarien.’ Cf. the preceding letter.
12 retroactis temporibus.