Vatican Regesta 400
1452-1453

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'Vatican Regesta 400: 1452-1453', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 10: 1447-1455 (1915), pp. 124-141. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103530 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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6 Nicholas V.

1452.
Non. Sept.
(5 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 5.)
To Thomas Pomeray, S.T.B. Collation and provision to him, who is of noble birth, and at the petition of Henry, king of England, of the Benedictine priory of Montacute in the diocese of Bath and Wells, conventual, with cure and elective, dependent on the monastery of Cluny, and wont to be governed by monks thereof, of whom he is one, [value not expressed], void at the apostolic see and therefore reserved by the resignation of John Bener (rectius Benet), made there by his proctor Anthony de la Casa, a merchant of Florence, following the Roman court. Religionis zelus, [nobilitas generis], litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx.Ja. Bouron. Nuuolonibus. L. Terunda.) [In the margin: August(i). 12/3 pp.]
Ibid. To the bishop of Spoleto and the chancellors of Lichfield and St. Davids. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, to induct the above Thomas, etc. Hodie dilecto filio. (Pe.de Noxeto. | xii. Ja. Aug(usti)], as in the preceding.
Ibid.
(f. 6.)
To the provost of Valencia (Valentin.) and the chancellor of St. Davids. Mandate, recapitulating the above provision (with the further description of Thomas Pomeray as a monk of St. Peter's, Westminster), to assign to the above John Bener (rectius Benet), whom the pope has this day, at the petition of king Henry, appointed a papal chaplain, and whom he has exempted from all ordinary jurisdiction, a yearly life pension, to be agreed upon by him and Thomas, on the fruits etc. of the above priory.Religionis zelus, vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxv. Ja. Bouron.Nuuolonibus. A. de Magio.) [In the margin: Aug(usti). 1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 7.)
To John Benet, a monk, recently (nuper) prior, of the above priory, S.T.B. Appointing him, at the petition of king Henry, a papal chaplain; with the enjoyment of the usual privileges etc. Virtutibus clarens. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxvi.Ja. Bouron. Nuuolonibus. L. Therunda.) [In the margin: Aug(usti). 1 p.]

4 Nicholas V.

1450[-1].
3 Kal. March.
(27 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 7d.)
To William Radclyff, I.U.D., a papal chamberlain, treasurer of Lichfield. Indult for life to take and to rent, let etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices whilst residing in an honest place or one of his benefices or in the Roman court, or studying letters at an university, or being in the service of the king or the queen of England or an ecclesiastical prelate or a temporal lord; with mandate executory hereby to the bishop of Durham and the abbots of St. Peter's, Westminster and St. Albans.Meruit tue devotionis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. Ja. Bouron.Nuuolonibus. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Jul(ii). 2½ pp.]

6 Nicholas V.

1452.
7 Kal. Aug.
(26 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 8d.)
To Laurence Bothe, licentiate in laws, chancellor of Margaret, queen of England, master or warden of the college or hall of Valence Mary, commonly called Penbrokhalle in the university of Cambridge. Indult for life to him, who is rector of Cotenham in the diocese of Ely and archdeacon of Stowe in Lincoln, and is the carnal brother of William, archbishop of York, to take etc., as in the preceding. whilst residing in one of his benefices or in the Roman court, or studying letters at an university, or being in the service of the king or queen of England or of any ecclesiastical prelate of England; with mandate, as in the preceding. Meruit etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lv. Ja. Bouron.L. de Castilliono.) [In the margin. A(ugusti). 1 p. +.See below, f. 55.]

4 Nicholas V.

1450[-1].
3 Kal. March.
(27 Feb.)
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 9.)
To William Radclyff etc., as above, f. 7d. Indult for life to visit by deputy the churches etc. of the archdeaconries etc. which he shall hold, and to receive the procurations in ready money; with mandate executory, as above, f. 7d. Meruit etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. G. de Puteo. Ja. Bouron.P. de Spinosis.) [In the margin, at the end: Junii. At the beginning, in the same hand as the text: Wi[l]lelmo Radclyff conceditur licentia visitandi. Et fuit hic registrata de mandato domini nostri.] [1⅓ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 10.)
To William Radclyff, priest, of the diocese of Lichfield, I.U.D., a papal chamberlain. Extension to him (who was lately dispensed by the present pope to hold with the parish church of St. Michael's le Querne (ad Bladum), London. [value not here stated,] any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, for five years if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, for life if a dignity etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased) so that he may hold any two parish churches or perpetual vicarages for life and resign etc., as above; and dispensation to hold therewith any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a dignity etc., but not another parish church or perpetual vicarage, and to resign all, as above.Grata tue devotionis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xx. Ja. Bouron.A. de Magio.) [In the margin. Aug(usti). 2 pp.]

6 Nicholas V.

1452.
8 Kal. May.
(24 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 16d.)
To the dean of Toul. Faculty to confer the office of notary public on John Bauden. clerk, not married and not in holy orders. of the diocese of York. (Registered briefly: Nicolaus etc. dilecto filio decano ecclesie Tullen [salutem etc.].Ne contractuum memoria deperiret inventum est tabellionatus officium etc. Creatur tabellio Johannes Bauden clericus non coniugatus nec in sacris ordinibus constitutus Eboracensis diocesis etc. Sub data ut in bulla immediate precedenti (fn. 2) etc.’) (Pe. de Noxeto. | D. de Luna. Gratis de mandato.)
1452[-3].
14 Kal. Feb.
(19 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 45d.)
To Thomas, abbot, and the convent of the Cistercian monatery of St. Mary, Neubotil, in the diocese of St. Andrews. Grant and indult for the abbot, at his own petition and that of James, king of Scots. so that he (who uses the pastoral staff) and his successors may wear the mitre, even with gems and precious stones. ring and other pontifical insignia. reconcile the church and cemetery of the monastery, the water having been blessed by a catholic bishop, bless vestments in the monastery and the other ornaments of its altars, etc. Exigit vestre devotionis. (Pe.de Noxeto. | l. Fabricius. Ja. de Viterb[i]o.) [In the margin: Jan(uarii). 1 p.]
Ibid.
(f. 46.)
To Thomas, abbot of the above monastery. (fn. 3) Appointing him, out of consideration for king James, a papal chaplain, with the enjoyment of the usual exemptions, privileges etc.Virtutibus clarens. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxviii. Fabricius.Jo. de Moniaco. Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin: Jan(uarii).]

2 Nicholas V.

1448.
15 Kal. Oct.
(17 Sept.)
.St. Pudenziann's.
Rome.
(f. 49d.)
To Peter Courteney, clerk, of the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him, who is of royal stock and is in about his sixteenth year, to receive and hold for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or perpetual vicarages or dignites etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Generis preclari nobilitas. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx.Fabricius. Ja. de Steccatis.) [In the margin. Jan(uarii). 1 p. +.]

6 Nicholas V.

1452.
Kal. Dec.
(1 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 50.)
To Peter Courteney, a canon of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, whom the pope lately dispensed, as in the preceding, so that he, who is of royal stock and in about his nineteenth year, may hold for life with the above two incompatible benefices a third incompatible benefice, even if a dignity etc., and resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases etc., provided that he do not hold three parish churches or perpetual vicarages. Generis. Jan(uarii), as in the preceding. 1½ pp.]
1452[-3]. (fn. 4)
10 Kal. Feb.
(23 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 51.)
To Thomas Chawndelere, chancellor of Wells, S.T.B. Dispensation to him, who is a priest, is a chaplain of William, bishop of Winchester, and holds the said chancellorship, which is a non-major dignity, and the perpetual office called the wardenship of the college of St. Mary, Winchester, without cure, value not exceeding 55l. and 30l. sterling respectively, to hold for life with the said chancellorship any other benefice with cure or otherwise. incompatible, even if a parish church or perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, etc., provided that he do not hold two parish churches or perpetual vicarages; and to so hold even together with the said office. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxv. Fabricius. G. de Porris.) [In the margin: Jan(uarii). 1½ pp. See below, f. 325.]
1452.
5 Kal. Dec.
(27 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 51d.)
To John Soburton, a canon professed of the order of St. Augustine. of the diocese of Winchester [monastery not mentioned]. Dispensation to hold for life any benefice with 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 etc. Until he obtains such benefice with cure, and whenever he is without it he is to be treated as a canon of the said [sic] monastery, and receive a canon's portion. as if these presents had not been granted. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. Fabricius. Jo. de Moniacho.Constantinus.) [In the margin: Jan(uarii).]
Ibid.
(f. 52.)
To John Heruy, a canon professed of the order of St. Augustine. of the diocese of Winchester [monastery not mentioned]. The like. (Registered briefly: salutem etc.Religionis zelus, vite etc. ut supra immediate precedenti usque verbum ‘[animarum cura] nullatenus negligatur,’ (fn. 5) immediate sequitur Nulli ergo etc. ut supra sub eadem data etc.) (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. Fabricius. Constantinus.) [In the margin. Jan(uarii).]
1452[-3].
5 Id. Feb.
(9 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 53d.)
To William Combr(e), rector of Digthon in the diocese of York. Dispensation, at his own petition and that of the earl of Waruik, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, one other benefice, or, if he resign it, any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible. even if parish churches etc. or dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases.Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. Fabricius. Jo. de Moniaco.D. de Luca.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 1½ pp.]
1452.
7 Kal. Aug.
(26 July.)
St Peter's. Rome.
. (f. 54.)
Declaration etc., as below. The petition of John Bothe, clerk, of the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, son of Roger Bothe. esquire, contained that although the poor hospital of St. Andrew, Denwall’ in Wyrall', to which the parish church of Bourton in the said diocese is annexed. was on its voidance in a certain way [not stated] collated to him, by his ordinary authority, by William, then bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, now translated to the church of York. whose nephew he is, and that although he was by the said authority deputed its perpetual warden or governor, and obtained and at present holds the said hospital and church, as a compatible benefice, nevertheless, inasmuch as the said hospital is, especially on account of the said church, called by some an incompatible benefice, he (who, when the said hospital was collated to him, was in minor orders only and in or about his fourteenth year) doubts whether he can hold the said hospital without a scruple of conscience, or whether he may be molested in respect thereof or of its administration or of the said church. At the petition, therefore, of the said John, who alleges that the said hospital has been for fifty years by divers persons held as a compatible benefice and reputed as such, and that it is alleged by many to be compatible and by many to be incompatible, the pope hereby declares that the said hospital and church (whose values etc. he wills to be sufficiently expressed by these presents) are a compatible benefice, that the said bishop had full power to collate the said hospital and church to the said John, even being in the said age. just as in the case of other benefices compatible and without cure in his gift, and that the said John could, being in the said age, and can, without any dispensation, receive and retain the said hospital and church. The pope, moreover, dispenses him hereby, for greater security, (fn. 6) to hold, rule and govern the said hospital and church, confirms the said collation, and decrees that it and all its consequences shall hold good from the date thereof, etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Sic decet dubia. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxv. F. de Laude. Jo. de Maniaco. A. de Magio.) [In the margin: De(cembris). 2 pp.—. See below, Reg. Vat. CCCCXXIV, f. 186, where the text occurs again, the only variant there being the spelling ‘Burton.’]
Ibid.
(f. 55.)
To Laurence Bothe, archdeacon of Stowe in Lincoln, licentiate of laws. Dispensation to him (whom the present pope lately dispensed to hold for life with the parish church of Cotenham in the diocese of Ely, [value not here stated,] one other benefice or, if he resigned that church, two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church or perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, etc.) to hold for life with the above archdeaconry, value not exceeding 100l. sterling, or with any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible which he now holds or shall hold therewith, even if a parish church etc., any third benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and to resign etc., even if two of the three incompatible benefices be parish churches or perpetual vicarages, or the three be dignities etc. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. Ja. Bouron. A. de Magio.) [In the margin: Aug(usti). 2½ pp. See above, f. 8d. and below, p. 241.]
1452[-3].
3 Non. Feb.
(3 Feb.)
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 56d.)
To Luke Laucok, rector of St. Michael the Archangel's at the south gate of Oxford in the diocese of Lincoln, doctor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any other benefice, or, if he resign it, any two benefices with cure etc., as above, f. 53d. mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (Pe.de Noxeto. | xxxxviii. Fabricius. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 1¼ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 58d.)
To Robert Flemyng, a canon of Lincoln, S.T.B. Dispensation to him (who is M.A. and S.T.B., and holds a canonry of Lincoln and the prebend of Milton, value not exceeding 50l. sterling, and has been dispensed by papal authority to hold two incompatible benefices, and holds two such [not named]), at the petition also of king Henry, whose chaplain he is, to hold for life with the such two incompatible benefices any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and to resign etc., as usual; provided that he do not hold more than two parish churches or perpetual vicarages. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxvi. Fabricius. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 12/3 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 59.)
To William Witham, a canon of St. Paul's, London, doctor of laws. Dispensation to him, who holds a canonry of St. Paul's, London, and the prebend of Cambreleynwode therein, value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, and has been dispensed by papal authority etc., as in the preceding. (Registered briefly: … canonicatumobtines, et cum quo super doubus ecclesiasticis incompatibilibus [beneficiis] etc. ut in precedenti in omnibus et per omnia sub eisdem data et scriptore etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxvi. Fabricius. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii).]
1452[-3].
4 Kal. March.
(27 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 60d.)
To James, earl of Douglas, and Margaret also de Douglas, noblewoman, of the diocese of Glasgow. Dispensation to marry, as below. Their recent petition contained that although the late William, earl of Douglas, James's brothergerman, contracted marriage per verba de presenti with the above Margaret (who was related to him in the second and third degrees of kindred, was below the marriageable age and her twelfth year, and was not ignorant of the said relationship), and although the said William (who cohabited with Margaret for some time) perhaps attempted to consummate the marriage, which was impossible, because he had not obtained a papal dispensation, although he had duly taken steps to do so, nevertheless they, who are related in the like degrees, desire, in order to put an end to wars etc. between their respective families and friends. to be united in marriage, but, inasmuch as James (fn. 7) has committed fornication with a certain other woman related to Margaret in the second and third degrees of kindred, cannot do so without obtaining a papal dispensation on account of the impediments arising from quasi-affinity, kindred [and] affinity. (fn. 8) The pope therefore, at their said petition and that of James, king of Scots, whose kindred they are, absolves Margaret from the sentence of excommunication which she has incurred on account of the aforesaid, and dispenses them to marry, notwithstanding the said impediments and impediments of any other like or more distant degrees of kindred and affinity. Before they contract marriage, the confessor of their choice shall impose penance, upon James on account of the incest contracted by the said fornication, and upon Margaret on account of the aforesaid, etc. Et si inter personas. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Duplicata [this word is cancelled]. A. de Racaneto.) [1½ pp. In the margin, at the beginning, is: Dispensatio matrimonialis inter nobiles Scocie registrata hic de mandato d(omini) n(ostri) et habuit d(ominus) n(oster) florenos ii°. D. de Bistorff etc.] [Stuart.Geneal. Hist. of the Stewarts, p. 444, from ‘Reg. Nic. V an. 6, p. 60, a t(ergo),’ i.e. the present Register.]

7 Nicholas V.

1453.
4 Id. April.
(10 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 70d.)
To Charles Flem(i)ng. prior of the Augustinian monastery of Wyrkesopp’ in the diocese of York, bachelor of canon law. Indult, as below. His recent petition contained that the said monastery is midway (fn. 9) from London to York, so that there are few wayfarers who do not receive hospitality, but that, the territory where its possessions are situate being almost barren, so that no grain ripens except fine wheat and oats, (fn. 10) the prior is obliged for the maintenance of the canons and the reception of guests to buy wheat. (fn. 11) the cost of which is heavy and at the present time intolerable, especially on account of the devastation of the churches from which he used to pay 40l. sterling a year, but from which he now receives little or nothing. (fn. 12) so that, unless a remedy be forthcoming, the number of canons will be diminished and it will no longer be possible for wayfarers to be received and lodged. The pope therefore grants indult (fn. 13) to the above prior Charles. who is of noble birth, to hold in commendam for life with the said priorship, which is conventual, has cure and is elective, [value not stated, | any other benefice with or without cure, secular or regular of the said or other order, of any value; and also, to him and his successors, to wear in the church and house of the said monastery, for serving God and ministering to bishops travelling, an amice of gray. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. P[e]. de Legendorff. S. de Monte.) [In the margin: Ap(rilis). 1¼ pp.]
13 Kal May.
(19 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 80d.)
To Thomas Knyght, priest, registrar of John, cardinal bishop of St. Rufina's (Sancte Ruphine), commonly called the cardinal of Canterbury. Grant and indult to exercise the office of notary public by papal authority in all things belonging to his said office of registrar, and draw up, subscribe and sign any instruments, as if he were in minor orders only. Vite etc. (—. | xx. P[e.] Legendorff.Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Ap(rilis).]
Ibid. To Edward Clayton, rector of Alghton and White Roding (Albarotyng) in the dioceses of Durham and London. Grant etc., as below. Eugenius IV dispensed him to hold for life two incompatible benefices, even if two parish churches or perpetual vicarages, by letters stating that he was of knightly birth and giving him the title of nobility. (fn. 14) At his recent petition (containing that he is of knightly birth, but that some people in those parts doubt whether those of knightly birth should be reputed noble and have the title of nobility (fn. 15) ), the pope grants that the said letters and their consequences shall hold good from their date as if they had not mentioned such nobility and title; the pope furthermore reputing him hereby to be noble, and decreeing that he shall be so reputed by all. [Nobilitas generis], Vite etc. (Pe.de Noxeto. | xx. P[e.] Legendorff. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Ap(rilis). See Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 662.]
Ibid.
(f. 81.)
To Richard Cannoton [rectius Cauneton], chancellor of St. Davids, doctor of canon law, a papal chaplain. Dispensation and indult to him, who is a clerk of the papal camera, that he may hold for life the said chancellorship (which in times past was reputed a benefice or office second in dignity after the pontifical dignity, is said to have been held by some of his predecessors as a compatible benefice, and is reputed by some to be compatible and by others to be [in]compatible, and whose fruits etc. are too slight for hospitality, repairs, and its other burdens) as a compatible benefice with all his other benefices with and without cure. Grata devotionis obsequia. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xx.P[e.] Legendorff. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris). 1 p. See above, p. 78.]
Ibid. To Thomas Eyton, a monk of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Vale Royal (de Valle regali) in the diocese of Lichfield and Coventry. Appointing him, who is of noble birth, to be a papal chaplain; with the enjoyment of the usual privileges etc. Virtutibus clarens. (—. | xxx.Pe. Legendorff. C. Fidelis.) [In the margin. Ap(rilis).]
3 Kal. May. (fn. 16)
(29 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 82.)
To John Stanceby alias Trafford, a monk of the Cistercian monastery or house of Byland (de Bell[al]anda) in the diocese of York. The like. Virtutibus etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. Pe. Legendorff. C. Fidelis.)
13 Kal. May.
(19 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome,
(f. 83.)
Confirmation etc., as below. Eugenius IV, at the petition of Henry, king of England, exempted the Cluniac priory of St. John [the Apostle and Evangelist], Pontefract. in the diocese of York, from its primeval subjection to the Cluniac monastery of la Charité[-sur-Loire] (Caritaten.) in the diocese of Auxerre, and decreed that, upon voidance of the priorship, instead of appointment by the prior of la Charité the convent of St. John's might elect or postulate a prior, and that such election or postulation should be confirmed by the apostolic see, that the prior should admit the professions of those wishing to join the order, and confer the regular habit etc. [Cal. Lett., IX, p. 205]. At the recent petition of the present prior [not named], stating that some doubt the validity of the said letters and their contents, the pope, who has caused them to be inspected in the Register of his said predecessor, hereby confirms them, and further, for greater safeguard (fn. 17) , exempts anew (fn. 18) as above the said priory etc. and takes it under the protection of St. Peter and the said see, and grants the right of election etc. as above of the prior, who shall be ipso facto deemed to be the true prior etc. as if the election were confirmed by the said see, adding that whenever in future the prior wishes to resign, the collector of the camera or the abbot or prior of Sylbi, (fn. 19) of the said order and diocese, may receive and admit such resignation, and collate and assign and make provision of the priory to the fit person who shall seem good to him, etc. The prior has hereby faculty to admit monks, confer the regular habit and receive professions, and the prior and convent shall, as they have offered, pay 1 mark, viz. 13s. 4d., every year to the papal camera or its collector as a token of their said freedom. (fn. 20) Ad perp. rei mem. Et si ex debito. (Pe. de Noxeto. lxx. P[e]. Legendorff. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Apri(lis). 3⅓ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 90d.)
To John Pinchebeke, prior of the Benedictine priory of St. Mary, Luffelde, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to hold for life, in titulum vel commendam, any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular or regular clerks of any order, even if a parish church etc., and to resign etc. as usual. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxvi. P[e.] de Legendorff. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1 p.]
7 Id. June.
(7 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 91.)
To John Pope, rector of Shire in the diocese of Winchester, S.T.M. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 30l. sterling, one other benefice etc., as above, f. 53d, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. P[e]. de Legendorff. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Junii. 1 p. +.]
15 Kal. Aug.
(18 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 98.)
To Richard Upton, a canon regular professed of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Studeley, in the diocese of Worcester. Dispensation to hold for life any benefice with cure wont to be governed by secular clerks etc., as above, f. 51d, mutatis mutandis. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. S. de Monte. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Jul(ii).]
Ibid. To Robert Newark, priest, an Augustinian friar. The like. ReligionisMonte [as in the preceding].Constantinus.) [In the margin: Jul(ii).]
12 Kal. Aug.
(21 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 99d.)
To John Bothe, rector of St. Mary Magdalen, Old Fish Street (in Veteripiscaria), London, bachelor of civil law (in legibus). Dispensation to him, who is of knightly race, 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 etc., as usual. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. S. de Monte.A. de Racaneto.) [In the margin: Jul(ii). 1⅓ pp.]
15 Kal. Aug.
(18 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 100.)
To Robert Stillyngton, archdeacon of Taunton in Wells. Indult (fn. 21) to him, a priest, to have a portable altar, to have mass thereon before daybreak, and mass and other divine offices, privately, in places under interdict. Sincere devotionis affectus. (fn. 22) (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxv. S. de Monte.S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Jul(ii).]
Prid. Non. July.
(6 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 100d.)
To William Lylly, rector of Cosyngton’ in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is M.A. of the university of Oxford, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible etc., as above, f. 99d, mutatis mutandis.Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. S. de Monte. L. de Narnia.) [In the margin. Julii. 1½ pp.]

6 Nicholas V.

1452.
Prid. Kal. May.
(30 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 175.)
To Hugh Sugar alias Noris, rector of Lymplesham in the diocese of Bath and Wells, doctor of laws. Dispensation to him, a priest, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, one other benefice or, without it, any two benefices, with cure etc., as above, f. 53d, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. G. de Puteo. Ja. de Steccatis.) [In the margin: April(is). 1½ pp.]
1452[-3].
12 Kal. Feb.
(21 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 185d.)
To Thomas Rasaker, rector of Doklyngton in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him (who is B.A. and has, without any dispensation, held the chapel or chantry of St. Katherine within the lordship or manor of Wamburgh in the diocese of Salisbury, whose statutes require personal residence, which has no patrons and is without cure, first with the parish church of Yorhale [sic] in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, and, having resigned that church, with Doklyngton, as he still does, values not exceeding 20, 20 and 40 marks sterling respectively), so that he has been and is able to hold the said chapel, as a compatible benefice, with the said and any other churches or incompatible benefices, or, without them, to hold for life with the said chapel any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc. or parish churches etc., and to resign etc., as usual, with grant for life not to be bound to the said residence. Vite etc. (——. | lxx. Fabricius. L. de Castiliono.) [12/3 pp.]
1452.
5 Id. July.
(11 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 194d.)
To John Lewys, clerk, of the diocese of Bath and Wells. Grant to him (who, after being created by apostolic authority a notary public, contracted marriage with one wife, a virgin) to act in all causes, even spiritual and ecclesiastical, etc.Sincere devotionis affectus. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xvi. Ja.Bo[u]ron. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris). 1 p. +.]

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1453.
Prid. Id. April.
(12 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 197d.)
To Robert Karleton, (fn. 23) a Carmelite friar. Dispensation to hold for life any benefice with cure wont to be governed by secular clerks etc., as above, f. 51d. Religionis etc. (Pe. deNoxeto. | G. de Spada.) [No fee. 1 p.]
16 Kal. Aug.
(17 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 210.)
To John Howel, rector of Northill in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, any benefice with cure etc., as above, f. 99d, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lS. de Monte. Servatius.) [In the margin: Jul(ii). 1¼ pp.]
12 Kal. Aug.
(21 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 210d.)
To Richard Longcoper (rectius Langport), rector of Bradwell (de Bradwellis) in the diocese of London. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, any benefice with cure etc., as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Vite. Monte [as ibid.]. A. de Racaneto.) [In the margin Jul(ii). 1¼ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 212d.)
To William Morland, rector of Ripton Regis in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, one other benefice, or, without it, any two other benefices, with cure etc., as above, f. 53d, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l.S. de Monte. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Aug(usti). 1 p. +.]
Prid. Kal. Aug.
(31 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 213d.)
To Richard Loftous, rector of St. Nicholas's by Lumbard Strete, London, S.T.M. Indult to hear, as often as opportune, the confessions of the parishioners, of both sexes, of the said parish church or of any benefice with cure which he shall in future hold, grant absolution, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see, and enjoin penance. Iniunctum nobis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. S. de Monte. Fabricius.) [In the margin: Aug(usti).]
Non. Aug.
(5 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 213d.)
To Richard Whytbi, a canon of Salisbury and Richard Loftous, S.T.M. of the diocese of York. Indults to have portable alters. (Registered briefly: ‘Nicolaus etc…. Eboracensis diocesis, duo altaria in forma etc. Datum …’) (Pe. de Noxeto. | x. S. de Monte. Constantinus.)
3 Id. Aug.
(11 Aug.)
St. Maria Maggiore,
Rome.
(f. 215.)
To Adam Coppandals (? rectius Coppandale), doctor of civil law, rector of Kyrlington in the diocese of York. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, any benefice with cure etc., as above, f. 99d, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (P[e]. de Noxeto. | l. S. de Monte. Servatius.) [In the margin: Aug(usti). 1¼ pp.]
1453.
Kal. Sept.
(1 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 240.)
To John Jordani alias Stoke, perpetual vicar of Ilmy[n]st[er] in the diocese of Wells. Dispensation to hold for life with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, any benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (P[e]. de Noxeto. | l. S. de Monte.A. de Racaneto.) [In the margin: Aug(usti). 2¼ pp.]
11 Kal. Sept.
(22 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 241d.)
To Ralph Hoby, a Friar Minor, S.T.M. Dispensation, at his own petition and that of the earl of Warwick (Warwiey, rectius Warwicy), to hold for life any benefice with cure [wont to be governed by secular clerks], even if a parish church etc., as above, f. 51d. Religionis etc. (—. | xxx. S. de Monte. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Aug(usti).]
Prid. Kal. May.
(30 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 252d.)
Confirmation of the motu proprio statutes, which the pope recapitulates, whereby Boniface IX abolished the useless and expensive feasts, which, costing as much as 150 and 200 marks sterling, were formerly wont to be given by canons of Wells as a condition of beginning residence, and substituted the payment, of 100 marks in the case of a canon with a prebend, and 150 marks in the case of a canon with a prebend and a dignity, to the dean and chapter in aid of the fabric and the other burdens of the chapter and church [Cal. Lett., V, p. 400]; which statutes the dean and chapter have interpreted by distributing 10 marks to the fabric and 10 marks to the vicars [choral] of the said church, and the rest to the canons residentiary who bear the burden and heat of the day, relying on the words of the said statutes ‘the other burdens of the chapter and church,’ which burdens of the chapter and residentiaries are very heavy and almost intolerable on account of hospitality, which is very burdensome in those parts, and the cost of litigation, repairs of houses, manors etc., non-resident canons being free from such burdens, although they often have better prebends. Inasmuch as some allege that the said sums paid by canons beginning residence ought to be devoted to the fabric alone, and that nothing thereof ought to be distributed to the chapter and its burdens or to the residentiaries, the pope hereby confirms the said statutes of pope Boniface, and ordains that the said mode of distribution by the dean and chapter shall continue, namely 10 marks to the fabric, 10 to the vicars and the rest to the residentiaries for their burdens. Ad fut.rei mem. Hiis que pro divini. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. P. de Legendorff. G. de Porris.) [In the margin: No(vembris). 12/3 pp.]
4 Non. July.
(4 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 254.)
To John Querad, rector of Lokynton in the diocese of Salisbury. (fn. 24) Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 10l. sterling, any benefice with cure etc., as above, f. 99d, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Without fee and the usual terminal subscriptions.) [1¾ pp.]

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1452[-3].
3 Id. March.
(13 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 259.)
To William, archbishop of York. Grant to him (to whom the present pope lately granted indult to visit by deputy, receiving the procurations even in ready money, for life and as long as he held them, the united churches of Coventry and Lichfield, or other churches to which he might be translated, even without the consent of the chapters) that the said indult holds good for his present church of York or any other church to which he may be translated; with mandate executory hereby to the bishops of London, Ely and Norwich. Personam tuam. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Ixviii.Fabricius.) [12/3 pp.]

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1453.
14 Kal. Sept.
(19 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 264d.)
To Robert Hubert, priest, a Friar Preacher. Dispensation to hold for life any benefice with cure etc., as above, f. 51d, mutatis mutandis. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx.S. de Monte. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Aug(usti). 1 p.]
Id. July.
(15 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 277.)
To John Knyght, rector of Parkham in the diocese of Exeter. Indult for ten years to take, and to rent, let etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices, whilst residing in one of them, or studying letters at an university; with mandate executory hereby to the bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Corrent, dean of Wells and Roger Keis, archdeacon of Barnstaple in Exeter. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. S. de Monte. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Jul(ii). 2 pp.]
8 Kal. June.
(25 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 295.)
To John Frauncys, abbot of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Wardon, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation, at his recent petition (containing that the said monastery is in debt, on account of divers sinister events and hospitality and the reception of wayfarers, it being situate near the highway, to a number of about 2,000 yearly), to hold for life with the said monastery [value not stated], in titulum seu in commendam, any secular benefice with cure, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, and to resign etc., as usual. Religionis etc. (Pe.de Noxeto. | xxx. P. de Legendorff.Constantinus.) [In the margin: Junii. 1 p. +.]
7 Id. July.
(9. July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 301.)
To Roger Elmeley, rector of Eingeston (fn. 25) (rectius Kingeston) Seymo(u)r in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, any benefice with cure etc., as above, f. 99d, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lta S. de Monte. P. de Bonitate.) [In the margin: Jul(ii). 1⅓ pp.]
12 Kal. Aug.
(21 July.)
[St. Peter's,] Rome.
(f. 310d.)
To Francis, bishop of Porto, vice-chancellor of the Roman church. Motu proprio grant and dispensation that he may hold in commendam etc. along with his churches of Porto and Verona etc., any benefices in any patronage etc., specially that of John, bishop of St. Rufina's, archbishop of Canterbury, who has for him a singular affection; with statute and decree that when such benefices become, void by his resignation or death etc., even if they become void at the apostolic see, they shall not be considered to be generally reserved to the pope's gift, but that the said archbishop and other patrons etc. shall be free to dispose of them. Dum cumulum virtutum. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis pro p(erson)a d(omini) vicecancellarii. Servatius.) [12/3 pp.See below, p. 143.]
13 Kal. May.
(19 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 322d.)
To William Strod, a monk of the Cistercian monastery or house of Letteley in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to him, who desires to preach to the people, in order that he may do so more readily, to hold for life in titulum vel in commendam any benefice with or without cure etc., as above, f. 90d. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxvi. P. de Legendorff. [A. de] Magio. [In the margin Ap(rilis). 1 p. +.]

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1452[-3].
Prid. Kal. Feb.
(31 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 323.)
To John Groue or Grone (? rectius Grene), a Carmelite friar, S.T.P., of the diocese of Exeter. (fn. 26) Dispensation to him, who is of gentle birth (de generosa prosapia ortus existis), has laboured for twenty years in preaching and other works for the salvation of souls, at his own petition and that of John, earl of Shrewsbury, alias Talbet, to hold for life in titulum vel commendam any benefice with or without cure etc., as in the preceding. ReligionisMagio [as ibid.].A. de Reate.) [In the margin: A p(rilis). 1¼ pp.]
Ibid. To Robert Wotton, a Friar Minor, S.T.B. Dispensation to him, who is a bachelor and perpetual lector in theology, to hold for life in titulum vel commendam any benefice with or without cure etc., as in the preceding. (Religionis Magio [as ibid.]. Fabricius.) [In the margin: Ap(rilis). 1 p. +.]

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1453.
Kal May.
(1 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 324.)
To Stephen Raaff, a Friar Minor, S.T.B. Dispensation to him, who is confessor of the countess of Shrewsbury, to hold for life in titulum vel commendam any benefice with or without cure etc., as in the preceding. (Registered briefly: Religionis confessor existis, premissorum meritorum tuorum intuitu etc. ut supra immediate precedenti de verbo ad verbum. Datum … (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxvi. P. de Legendorff.C. Fidelis.) [In the margin: Ap(rilis).]
13 Kal. May.
(19 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 324d.)
To John Sugdon, rector of Bishop's Hatfield (de Hatfeldiepiscopi) in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is chaplain of the bishop of Ely, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 37l. sterling, any one other, or, if he resign it, any two other benefices with cure etc., as above, f. 53d. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Ap(rilis). 1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 325.)
To Thomas Chawndeler, rector of Mulebroke in the diocese of Winchester, M.A. A like dispensation to him, who has taken the degree of bachelor of theology in the university of Oxford, and is a chaplain of [William,] bishop of Winchester, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, etc. ‘ut immediate precedenti de verbo ad verbum usque ad verbum proviso quod parrochialis ecclesia de Mulebroke et alia incompatibiliaetc. ut supra, nil mutando etc. et sub eadem data.’ Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. P. de Legendorff. L. de Castilliono.) [In the margin: Ap(rilis). See above, f. 51.]
Ibid. To John Malteby, rector of Ocham in the diocese of Winchester, M.A. A like dispensation, the value of the said church not exceeding 10l. sterling. Registered briefly, as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. LitterarumLegendorff [as ibid.]. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Ap(rilis).]
Ibid. To Richard Burthun', rector of Offyngton in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor in laws. A like dispensation, the value of the said church not exceeding 27l. sterling.LitterarumLegendorff.) [In the margin: Ap(rilis). The forms ‘Ossyngton’ and ‘Ossynghton’ also occur in the body of the dispensation. (fn. 27) ]
Ibid. To John Preston, perpetual vicar of Wakefelde in the diocese of York, bachelor of canon law. A like dispensation to him, who is of noble birth and is a chaplain of the earl of Wiltshire (Wylchirie), the value of the said church not exceeding 40 marks sterling. NobilitasLegendorff.L. de Castiliono. [In the margin: Ap(rilis).]
Ibid. To Richard William, rector of Chebenyng in the diocese of Canterbury, bachelor of canon law. The like, the value of the said church not exceeding 7l. sterling. Litterarum Legendorff. Jo. de Sala.) [In the margin: Ap(rilis).]
1453.
Ibid.
(f. 326.)
To Robert Thelwall', rector of Aluetdestote (rectius Aluerdescote) in the diocese of Exeter. The like to him, who is of noble race, the value of the said church not exceeding 20l. sterling. LitterarumLegendorff. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: Maii.]
4 Id. April.
(10 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 326.)
To Richard Rudhale, archdeacon of Hereford, doctor of canon law. Extension to his life of the period of five years, not yet expired, during which the present pope on prid. Non. March anno 1 [1448] granted him indult to visit by deputy his said archdeaconry and receive the procurations in ready money, and to convoke the clergy thereof. Devotionis tue. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxiiii. P. de Legendorff. [A. de] Magio. C. Fidelis.) [In the margin: Ap(rilis). 1⅓ pp.See above. p. 39.]
Ibid.
(f. 327.)
To the abbots of Evesham and Tewkesbury in the diocese of Worcester and the archdeacon of Ely. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, to execute it. Hodie dilecto filio. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxiiAp(rilis)], as in the preceding.

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with ‘Nicol V.Secret. Tom. xvi.’ Inside the cover is tho usual leaf of sheepskin. with ‘Principium septimi,’ ‘Est totus rubricatus’ and other contemporary notes. At the end of the volume, beneath the subscriptions of the last letter, is ‘Gaspar Blondus.’ A flyleaf has, in the hand of Giovanni Bissaiga, ‘Nicolai V. Secret. Tom. xvi.’
2 i.e a letter on f. 16r.
3 With the spelling ‘Reubotil.’
4 i.e. a year earlier than the date in Le Neve-Hardy, Fasti, I, p. 176
5 i.e. the dispensation to John Heruy ends with the usual proviso against the neglect of the cure of souls. the clause ‘Until etc.’ in the above dispensation to John Soburton being omitted from Heruy's dispensation.
6 pro habundanciori cautela.
7 Exhibita siquidem nobis nuper pro parte vestra petitio continebat quod licet olim quondam Wilhelmus comes de Douglas tunc in humanis agens tecum Margareta illi secundo et tertio consanguinitatis gradibus coniuncta, tuncque infra nubiles et duodecimum tue etatis annos constituta, ac coniunctione huiusmodi non ignorante, matrimonium per verba de presenti contraxerit, ipseque qui aliquandiu tecum habitarit te carnaliter forsan cognoscere temptaverit et [matrimonium] adimpleri nequiverit, dispensatione apostolica oportuna super hoc non obtenta, quamvis fuerit per dictum Wilhelmum comitem debita cum instancia procurata, vos tamen qui similibus gradibus estis coniuncti, dicto Wilhelmo cuius tu Jacobe olim frater germanus fuisti sicut domino placuit rebus humanis exempto ad sedandum guerras dissensiones homicidia et scandala que inter vestros parentes consanquineos et amicos, qui in illis partibus magni nobiles et potentes fore noscuntur. retrofluxis temporibus suscitata [sunt], ac pro conservandis et ulterius procurandis inter illos et vos pacis et amicicie nexibus, necnon ex certis aliis rationabilibus causis desideratis invicem matrimonialiter copulari, sed qvia tu Jacobe….
8 que ex publice honestatis justicia ac consanguinitate [et] affinitate proveniunt impedimentis huiusmodi obsistentibus.
9 in centro vie.
10 preter siliginem et avenam.
11 frumentum.
12 pro quo frumento graves et modernis temporibus, pro eo maxime quod ecclesie ex quibus idem prior singulis annis quadraginta libras sterlingorum pro tempore solvebat penitus devastate sunt, et ex illis parum vel nichil percipit, [expense] intollerabiles existunt.
13 indulgemus.
14 et cum titulo nobilitatis generis.
15 an. nobiles reputari et sub titulo nobilitatis subscribi debeant.
16 Tertio Kal. Maii.’? rectius ‘Tertiodecimo Kal. Maii.’ as in the immediately preceding letters and that on f. 83. Between ‘tertio’ and ‘Kal.’ there is a space sufficient to hold the word ‘decimo.’
17 pro tutiori cautela.
18 de novo.
19 abbas aut prior monasterii de Sylbi.
20 ad indicium precepte libertatis huiusmodi.
21 dispensamus, rectius indulgemus.
22 MS. effectus.
23 Written ‘Carleton’ in the margin by the same scribe.
24 Sor’ (also written Sar’), an unusually brief form, as again on f. 277.See also p. 146 note.
25 Also written ‘Eingueston.’
26 Oxonien., rectius Exonien.
27 This and the following are also registered briefly, like the dispensation to Malteby.