Vatican Regesta 403
1451

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'Vatican Regesta 403: 1451', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 10: 1447-1455 (1915), pp. 168-178. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103533 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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Secrete.

4 Nicholas V.

1450[–1].
3 Kal. March.
(27 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 2d.)
To John Leck, rector of Wardboys in the diocese of Lincoln, licentiate of canon law. Dispensation to him, who is a licentiate of canon law by examination and M.A., to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 24l. sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc. or a dignity etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, etc.Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. H. Senstlebin [sic]. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Mar(tii).]

5 Nicholas V.

1451 [March 19–1452, March 18] (fn. 2)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 38d.)
To Edmund Argentien alias Shireff, perpetual vicar of Annedeport in the diocese of Winchester, M.A. Dispensation to hold for life with the said vicarage, [value not stated,] any other benefice with cure etc., as in the preceding.Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lta . A. Fiocardus.) [In the margin: Junii. 1¼ pp.]

4 Nicholas V.

1450[–1].
8 Kal. March.
(22 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 44.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews, the treasurer of Reims and the official of Paris. Mandate, as below. Upon its being set forth to Eugenius IV on behalf of John Kenedy, clerk, of the diocese of Glasgow, M.A., that on the voidance, by the death of John Achlek, of the provostship of Monyboile in the said diocese, a principal dignity, of lay patronage, Gilbert Kenedy the patron, a layman of the said diocese, presented the said John (who had obtained no dispensation on account of his defect of birth as the son of an unmarried nobleman, of baronial race, and an unmarried woman, and his defect of age, being then in his eighteenth year (fn. 3) ) to John, bishop of Glasgow. who instituted him, and that in virtue of the said presentation and institution he was still in possession, the said pope rehabilitated him, requiring him to resign, and ordered the archdeacon of St. Andrews to collate and assign the said provostship to him, after he had duly resigned it, dispensing him, by the same latter letters, to receive and hold it, notwithstanding the said defects. At his recent petition, containing that he was presented, not by the said Gilbert, but by James, king of Scots, to whom for certain reasons the presentation then [belonged], even by special papal privilege, that the said letters have not yet been presented to the said archdeacon, and that John (who, notwithstanding the said defect of birth, has had himself tonsured, and is studying in the university of Paris) has nevertheless in good faith continued to detain the said provostship, taking the fruits, the pope hereby rehabilitates him, and orders the above to collate and assign to him the said provostship, value not exceeding 6l. sterling, and to induct him, after receiving from him, in the name of the pope and the Roman church, the usual oath of fealty according to the form enclosed. (fn. 4) He is hereby dispensed, on account of the said defect of birth, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold the said provostship and any other benefices with or without cure, of any number and kind, compatible with one another and with the said provostship, and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and not to be bound, on account of the said provostship, whilst studying letters at an university, to be promoted for seven years to any of the said holy orders; with grant not to be bound to mention the said defect and dispensation in future papal graces, etc. Solet copiosa sedis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lxx. H. Senstlebin [sic]. Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 3 pp.]
1450[–1].
10 Kal. Feb.
(23 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 45d.)
To the bishop of Brechin (Breschinen.). Mandate, as below. The recent petition of James, bishop of St. Andrews, contained that formerly Richard, abbot of the Benedictine monastery of St. Thomas, Alberbrothoc [sic], in the diocese of St. Andrews (considering that the said bishop had conferred many favours upon him and his monastery and its convent, and that in time of wars and commotion of the people in Scotland he received the monks and their servants in his castle of St. Andrews from the hands of their enemies, and furnished them with food and raiment, that in times of future wars, which are feared between Scotland and England, he would and could receive in his said castle the persons, treasures (jocalia) and goods of the monastery, that on account of his power, he being related to king James in the second degree of kindred, he had been and was a helper and defender of the said monastery and its rights and liberties) granted, rented and let to farm to the said bishop for his life the parish church of Monyfuth in the said diocese, annexed to the said monastery, and its tithes and fruits etc. for 20l. a year of the usual money current in Scotland, and further, the said compensation not being at all proportionate to such great benefits, granted that upon the death of Walter, Richard's immediate predecessor as abbot (who was receiving and still receives all the tithes and fruits etc. of the parish church of Abernethi in the diocese of Dunblane, likewise annexed to the said monastery, and who had let the said church and its tithes, fruits, etc. to the said bishop in return for a yearly pension), the said bishop should receive them for his life, on condition that, upon obtaining possession of them, he should resign the said church of Monyfuth. At the said petition, adding that the said church of Monyfuth which, as related, is in his diocese, is very convenient to him, (fn. 5) for the confirmation of the said grant and farm, the pope orders the above, if they find the facts to be as stated, to confirm the said grant etc., and to grant moreover to the said bishop that, even after the death of the said Walter, and after he obtains possession of the said tithes, fruits etc. of Abernethi, he may retain therewith for life the said church of Monyfuth and its tithes and fruits etc., paying the said pension etc. Iis que pro ecclesiarum. (Pe.de Noxeto. | xxxv. H. Senstlebin [sic]. Ja. de Viterbio.) [2 pp.]
1450[–1].
5 Kal. Feb.
(28 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 46.)
To James, [bishop] of St. Andrews. Extension, as below. On [5] Id. March anno 2 [1449] the pope, motu proprio, specially reserved to his gift a canonry and prebend of the church, called the chapel royal, of St. Mary in the diocese of St. Andrews, and two benefices with or without cure, even if dignities etc., of any value, in the gift etc. of the bishop of St. Andrews or any other collators, which should first become void in the months belonging to papal expectants, and ordered certain judges to collate and assign them to three persons of the above bishop's choice [above, p. 47]. The pope now, also motu proprio, extends the said grant to three other benefices with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends. dignities etc. of any value, in the like gift, which shall first become void in the said months, to be collated to three other persons of the choice of the said bishop, who is a nephew of the late James, king of Scots; with faculty to make collation and provision himself of all six benefices and induct thereto. The pope grants that the said six persons shall, in obtaining the said benefices, have preference over all other persons, including the nominees of James, king of Scots, in virtue of a faculty lately granted to him by the pope, in regard to the reserving of the first month of the year to papal expectants, the second to nominees of the said king, the third to nominees of the ordinaries. and so on throughout the year, etc. Personam tuam. (Pe de Noxeto. | lx. H. Senftelebin. Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 2¼ pp. See also above, p. 108.]
1450.
3 Non. Oct.
(5 Oct.)
Assisi.
(f. 52.)
To William Thore, rector of Eyam in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain and continual commensal member of the household of John, earl of Shrewsbury, commonly called the lord de Talbot, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible etc., as above, f. 2d. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. H. Senstlebin [sic]. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: Ja(nuarii). 1¼ pp.]
[1450(–1).
9 Kal. March.
(21 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.]
(f. 53d.)
To Robert de Seres [cf. f. 89], layman, of the diocese of Brechin. [Dispensation,] as below, f. 89, (here unfinished, and cancelled, with note in the margin: Registrata alibi.) Sedis apostolice.
1450.
10 Kal. Dec.
(22 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 63d.)
Extension, for the same reasons as below, Reg. Vat. CCCCXXX, f. 228d., of the indulgence of the Jubilee to James, king of Scots and his household and the inhabitants of his realm, so that the confessor whom they, and all others who from 9 July till 10 November next are in the said king's dominions, shall choose from amongst the following, namely William, bishop of Glasgow, Andrew, abbot of the Cistercian monastery of Melios’ (sic) in the diocese of Glasgow, Andrew de Durisdet (sic), subdean of Glasgow and Robert de Esse, licentiate of theology, or their deputies, may grant that they (being penitent and having confessed, even if they had not intended to go to Rome in order to gain the Jubilee indulgence, and had not been prevented by fear or any other obstacle from doing so, and after they have visited the cathedral church of Glasgow, for three days in the case of citizens of that city, for one day in the case of others, and have offered on the high altar the fourth part of what they would have spent on the journey to Rome) may gain and have the plenary indulgence of the Jubilee, as if in the Jubilee year they had gone to Rome and had during a fortnight visited the appointed basilicas etc. The pope decrees and ordains that those who, being ill or busy etc., cannot visit the said church shall none the less gain the indulgence, if they send the said offering to the said altar: that in the case of those who are too poor to pay the said fourth etc., the said confessors may reduce it, etc. A third part of the oblations offered in the said box (fn. 6) shall be devoted to the repair and utility of the said cathedral church, one third shall be sent to the apostolic see for the repair etc. of the basilicas etc. of Rome, and the last third shall be devoted to the repair of the churches etc. of the realm, at the discretion of the said bishop, abbot and subdean. Ad fut. rei mem.Pastoris eterni. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. A. de Magio.) [2½ pp.]
7 Id. Aug.
(7 Aug.)
Fabriano.
(f. 74d.)
To William Strecte (sic), a monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Glastonbury, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Dispensation to hold for life, in titulum vel in 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 it, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. H. Senstlebin [sic]. Bonannus. Jo. de Collis.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 1 p.]
1450[–1].
8 Id. Feb.
(6 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 75d.)
To Thomas Heywode, a canon of Lichfield, I.U.B. Indult for life to take and to rent, let etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices, whilst residing in the church of Lichfield; with mandate executory hereby to the vidame of Reims, the archdeacon of Coventry and the official of Lichfield. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. H. Senstlebin [sic]. D. de Luca.) [1¾ pp.]
1450[–1].
Non. Feb.
(5 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 76d.)
To Henry Geffus, a monk of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, F[1]axley, in the diocese of Hereford. Dispensation to him, who is by both parents of noble birth, to hold for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be held by secular clerks or regular persons [of any order], even if it be elective and have cure. (fn. 7) Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. H. Senstlebin [sic]. Bonannus. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii).]
1450[–1].
Non. Feb.
(5 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 76d.)
To Master William de Fondera (fn. 8) a papal chaplain and auditor. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Laurence Pyot, archdeacon of Aberdeen, M.A., contained that a cause arose lately between John Bussalle, priest, and Alexander Thornton, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, about the parish church of Benihame (sic (fn. 9) ) in the said diocese, which, on its voidance by resignation of the said Laurence to Thomas Edynhame, [now] a canon of Aberdeen, then vicar-general in spirituals of James, bishop of St. Andrews, the said John alleged to have been collated and provision thereof to have been made to him by authority of the ordinary and that in virtue thereof he had obtained possession, and that the said Alexander unjustly opposed and hindered his peaceable possession; and that the cause having lawfully devolved to the Roman court by John's appeal, the pope, at John's instance, committed the appeal and the principal matter to the above auditor. who has proceeded short of a conclusion. Seeing that whilst the suit has been pending before the said auditor, the said John, being in possession, has this day by his proctor Walter Stewart, a canon of Glasgow, resigned to the pope the said suit and all right in or to the said church, the pope hereby orders the above auditor to surrogate in and to all the right which the said John had at the time of his said resignation, and to make collation and provision thereof to, the said Laurence, who is a kinsman of divers nobles and barons of the realm of Scotland, and on whose behalf, Laurence being his well-beloved servant (fn. 10) , the said bishop has petitioned, and also to admit him to the said possession, and moreover to collate and assign to him the said church itself, value not exceeding 30l. sterling; notwithstanding that Laurence, who was lately dispensed by papal authority to hold two incompatible benefices for life, holds by the said dispensation the said archdeaconry and the precentorship (cantoriam) of Moray, which are non-major dignities with cure, and that he also holds a canonry and the prebend called Monyty in Dunkeld, the value of all which does not exceed 140l. sterling. He is hereby dispensed to hold for seven years with the said archdeaconry and precentorship the said church (fn. 11) , or without it any other third benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church etc., and to resign during the said period the said church or such other benefice as he pleases, simply or for exchange.Litterarum (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. H. Sensclebin [sic].Bona[n]nus. Ja. de Viterbio) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 2¾ pp.]
1450[–1].
10 Kal. Feb.
(23 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 78.)
Statute and ordinance (the pope having learned by the report of James, bishop of St. Andrews that the monasteries, priories and other regular places of divers orders in his city and diocese, and the persons to be appointed thereto when void, alike on account of the poverty of some of them and of the length of the journey and other dangers, find it very difficult to have recourse to the apostolic see for confirmation of elections and postulations and for other provisions) that the bishop and his successors may, except in case of exempt houses, confirm all such elections etc. in the said city and diocese, without requiring the confirmation of the said see. A[d] perp. rei mem. Circa monasteriorum. (Pe. de Noxeto. | ex. H. Senftlebin. Bona[n]nus. Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 1¼ pp.]
1450[–1].
Non. Feb.
(5 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 78d.)
To Walter Panter, a monk, sometime abbot of the Benedictine monastery of St. Thomas the Martyr, Alberbrothot (sic), in the diocese of St. Andrews. Grant, at his recent petition (containing that upon resigning, after a rule of about thirty years, the above monastery, a yearly pension on the fruits etc. of its abbatial mensa was assigned to him by papal authority. and leave granted to him to reside in the said monastery or elsewhere in the realm of Scotland at his choice) that he, who is broken with age, may have to dwell with him for the performance of the divine office, any monk of the said monastery, who may receive therefrom his wonted portion and be subject to the said Walter alone; that the burial place lately appointed for him in the said monastery shall hold good, and that the convent shall perform the divine service for his soul by day and night, according to ancient custom in the case of the abbots of the said monastery. Religionis … (Pe. de Noxeto. | xx.H. Senftlebin. Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 1⅓ pp.]
1450[–1].
10 Kal. Feb.
(23 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 79.)
To James, bishop of St. Andrews. Faculty, at his petition, to dispense twenty-five persons, natives of his diocese or of other parts of Scotland, on account of any kind of illegitimacy, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold two compatible benefices, even if one have cure or be a canonry and prebend, dignity etc. in a cathedral church, not being a major dignity, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as they please. Personam tuam. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lxx. H. Senftlebin. Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 2/3 p.]
1450[–1].
5 Kal. Feb.
(28 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 79d.)
Grant, as below. The pope lately, motu proprio, specially reserved to his gift for collation to Hugh Duglas (also written Douglas), Patrick Grahame and William Forbes, clerks, of the dioceses of St. Andrews and Aberdeen, and Hugh Kenedy, an Augustinian canon of St. John's, Sens, namely for the two former canonries and prebends of Glasgow and Aberdeen, and for the two latter of Dunkeld and Moray, and also for Hugh Kenedy a dignity etc. of Dunkeld or Moray and a benefice with or without cure in the gift etc. of the bishops of St. Andrews and Glasgow, and the prior and dean respectively and chapters etc. of those churches. The pope now (in order that the said clerks, who are related in the second and third degrees of kindred to James, king of Scots, and canon, who is related in the double fourth degree of kindred to the said king, the said clerks and canon being also nephews and uncle respectively of James, bishop of St. Andrews, may benefit by the said reservations) grants, also motu proprio, that the said clerks and canon shall, in obtaining the said benefices. have preference over the nominees of the said king (in virtue of a faculty lately granted to him by the pope) and over all other persons in whose favour the pope has made reservations, etc. Ad fut. rei mem.Provida sedis apostolice benignitas. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l.H. Senftlebin. Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 2 pp. See above. pp. 64, 65. 88.]
Ibid
(f. 81.)
To James, bishop of St. Andrews. Grant, as below. On 5 Kal. Feb. anno 2 [1449] the pope granted to him faculty for five years to dispose freely of any benefices in his gift etc., which should become void in the months of February, April, June, August, October and December, provided that they were not generally reserved to the pope, as if no papal expectative graces or reservations thereof had issued, on condition, however, that he should make no further use of the pope's faculty granted earlier, namely on 18 July anno 1 [1447]. to certain prelates etc. The pope hereby grants to the said bishop, who is a nephew of the late James, king of Scots, that he may, for life and as long as he is bishop of St. Andrews, dispose and make collation and provision to persons of his choice of the said benefices and of all other benefices in the gift etc. of all other collators and collatrices in his city and diocese, of any orders, which shall become void in two of the said six months granted to him and not comprised in the faculty granted to the said other collators. The bishop's nominees are to have the usual preference over others. Exigunt merita. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxv. H. Senftlebin. Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin:Fe(bruarii). 1½ pp.]
1450[–1].
10 Kal. Feb.
(23 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 82d.)
To the same. Faculty to dispense forty men and as many women of the realm of Scotland, related in the third and fourth and the fourth simply or twofold degrees of kindred or affinity, namely, those who desire to marry, to do so; those who, in ignorance or aware of the existence of an impediment, shall contract or have contracted marriage per verba legitime de presenti, to remain therein; and those who shall do or have done so. not in ignorance, to remain therein, after absolution from excommunication incurred, penance and temporary separation; decreeing offspring born and to be born legitimate. Personam tuam. (Pe. de Noxeto. | c.H. Senstlebin [sic]. Bona[n]nus. Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii).]
1450[–1].
4 Kal. March.
(26 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 88.)
To Walter Stewart, rector of Myntow in the diocese of Glasgow. Dispensation to him, a kinsman of James, king of Scots, at his own petition and that of James, bishop of St. Andrews, to hold with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, one other, or, if he resign it, any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages or dignities etc., for seven years if parish churches or perpetual vicarages, for life if other incompatible benefices, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (—. | l. H. Senstlebin [sic]. Bonannus.Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 11/5 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 88d.)
To William Scot, perpetual vicar of Streuilling in the diocese of St. Andrews. Dispensation to him, who has for some time studied both in arts and in canon law, at his own petition and that of James, bishop of St. Andrews, of whose household he is a continual commensal member, to hold with the said vicarage, [value not stated,] one other etc., as in the preceding. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. H.Senstlebin [sic]. Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 1⅓ pp.]
1450[–1].
9 Kal. March.
(21 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 89d)
To Robert de Seras [cf. f. 53d], layman, of the diocese of Brechin. Dispensation, at his recent petition (containing that in his youth he contracted marriage per verba legitime de presenti with a certain widow, known by another husband, that he carnally knew her and begat by her several children, and that she died; that he is a literate and desires to live continently the clerical life), to be tonsured and promoted to all minor orders and minister therein, and hold two benefices without cure (simplicia), even if canonries and prebends in cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Sedis apostolice. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. H. Senstlebin [sic]. Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii).]
Ibid.
(f. 89d.)
Licence, as below. It was recently set forth to the pope by James, bishop of St. Andrews, present in person at the apostolic see, that there is in his city and diocese no olive oil and that it can only be had at great cost, wherefore the use and eating of butter and other milk-meats, which are abundant there and in the neighbouring parts, is very convenient. At the petition of the said bishop (who is a nephew of the late James, king of Scots, and is related to James, the present king, in the second degree of kindred), the pope hereby grants licence to the inhabitants etc. of the said city and diocese, present and future. that in Lent and on other fast days they may eat butter and other milk-meats without any scruple of conscience. Ad fut. rei mem. Et si cunctorum. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lxxxx. H. Senstlebin [sic]. Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii).]
1450[–1].
4 Kal. March.
(26 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 90.)
To David Ramsay, rector of Kerynton in the diocese of St. Andrews. Dispensation to him, a priest, by both parents of a noble and great race of barons. at his own petition and that of James. bishop of St. Andrews, whose chaplain and a continual commensal member of whose household he is, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 12l. sterling, one other benefice, or without it any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages or dignities etc., namely for ten years if they be two parish churches or perpetual vicarages. for life if other incompatible benefices. and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lx. H. Senstlebin [sic].A. Trapezuntius.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 1 p.]
1450[–1].
Prid. Id. Jan.
(12 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 93.)
To Thomas Wentworth, clerk, of the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who is the son of a father of knightly race and of a mother of baronial race, and is in about his twelfth year, and is continually engaged in the study of letters, to hold any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a dignity, even major or principal, etc., namely after attaining his twentieth year in the case of a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, after attaining his fifteenth year in the case of a dignity or personatus or other benefice incompatible with a parish church or vicarage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange. when (quando) he pleases. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxviii. H. Senstlebin [sic]. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii).]
Ibid To all faithful. Relaxation in perpetuity of seven years and seven quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of the Assumption visit the church and give alms for the repair [and] conservation of the Premonstratensian monastery of SS. Mary and Martial in the diocese of Lincoln, whose buildings, by reason of divers misfortunes. are in great need of repair, for which its own means are not sufficient, and to whose church Marjory called the lady de Roos, of the said diocese, the patron, and Philip Wentworth her son, the future patron of the said monastery, have a singular devotion. Dum precelsa. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. H. Senstlebin (sic). Constantinus.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 1 p.]
Ibid.
(f. 94.)
To Philip Wen[t]worth, nobleman, of the diocese of Norwich. Indult to choose his confessor who, after hearing his confessions, may grant him absolution, once only in cases reserved to the apostolic see, in other cases as often as opportune, enjoining penance; absolve him from all sentences of excommunication etc.; grant him, [being penitent] and having confessed, plenary remission of all his sins, once only, in the hour of death; with the usual clauses about making satisfaction, against abuse, about Friday fasting etc.Provenit ex tue devocionis effectu (rectius affectu). (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxiiii. H. Senstlebin [sic]. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii).]
1450[–1]
3 Kal. March.
(27 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 96.)
Motu proprio revocation—the pope having recently learned that very many secular benefices in the city and diocese of St. Andrews have been united. or that papal mandates have emanated for their union, to divers monasteries and other religious places within and without the said city and diocese, and that few or no secular clerks of the said city and diocese, inasmuch as they have no patrimony or other goods for their maintenance in the schools, can study in the faculty of theology or other lawful faculties, unless they get help from secular benefices—of all such unions of secular benefices, and also of hospitals and regular benefices etc. in the said city and diocese, which have not yet taken effect, etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Licet omnia. [Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hibern.et Scot., p. 385, no. 760, from ‘Reg. Secret. Tom. xix. fol. 96,’ i.e. the present Register.] [1 p.]
Ibid.
(f. 96d.)
To Richard Forbes, rector of Auchindore in the diocese of Aberdeen, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him (who is chamberlain of James, king of Scots in certain parts of the realm, and who was lately 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 any benefices of any number and kind, with or without cure, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased), at his own petition and that of James, bishop of St. Andrews, to hold with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc.; namely for seven years if it be a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, for life if it be another incompatible benefice, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases.Litterarum etc. (—| l. H. Senstlebin [sic]. Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 1½ pp.]
1450[–1].
7 Kal. March.
(23 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 97d.)
To the chancellor and the treasurer and Alexander de Lychton, a canon, of Moray. Mandate, as below. Lately, on the voidance in a certain way [not here stated] of the precentorship (cantoria) of Moray, a dignity with cure, to which a certain canonry and prebend are annexed, the present pope made provision thereof to Richard Clephame, clerk, of the diocese of St. Andrews, then too holding, inter cetera, a canonry and the prebend of Kyngusy (fn. 11) in the said church of Moray; after which, as the recent petition of Christopher Pyot. a canon of Aberdeen contained, instead of trying to obtain possession of the said precentorship and annexed canonry and prebend (in which event the said canonry and prebend of Kyngusy were to become void) he made an agreement by which he obtained, in compensation, a canonry of Ross and the prebend of Logy, and is still in possession thereof, at the same time retaining the said canonry and prebend of Kyngusy. The pope therefore orders the above to summon the said Richard and others concerned, and if they find the above to be so, to declare that the latter canonry and prebend became and are void as if Richard had obtained the said precentorship etc., and in that event to collate and assign them, value not exceeding 20l. [cf. below, p. 212] sterling, whether void by such declaration, or still void by the death of Alan Clephame, or void in any other way, to the said Christopher. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto.| xxiiii. H. Senftlebin. L. de Cosciaris.) [2 pp. +, In the margin, at the beginning, is Registrata in camera apostolica. See the fuller analysis below, pp. 212, 213.]
1450[–1].
3 Kal. March.
(27 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 98d.)
To William Forman, perpetual vicar of Abyrledy in the diocese of Dunkeld, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him (whom the present pope lately dispensed to hold for life with the said vicarage one, or otherwise any two, benefices with cure [or otherwise] incompatible, even if dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, provided that he did not hold two parish churches or perpetual vicarages; who is a priest and is of noble birth), at his own petition and that of James, bishop of St. Andrews, to hold with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 16l. sterling, one other, or, if he resign the said vicarage, two other parish churches or perpetual vicarages, for seven years, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxv. H. Senstlebin [sic]. Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii). 1½ pp.]
1450[–1]
Kal. March.
(1 March.)
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 99d.)
Motu proprio reservation of two benefices, even if one have cure or be a dignity, not major nor principal etc., in the gift of the bishops and the deans and chapters etc. of Glasgow and Moray; with mandate hereby to the bishop of Zamora and the archdeacon and the official of St. Andrews, also motu proprio, to collate and assign such reserved benefices to Richard Forbes, priest, of the diocese of Aberdeen, bachelor of canon law, a continual commensal member of the household of James, bishop of St. Andrews, inducting him etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Licet beneficiorum. (—| l. H. Senstlebin [sic]. Ja. de Viterbio.) [3 pp.]

5 Nicholas V.

1451.
3 Kal. April.
(30 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 222d.)
To John Tyson, an Augustinian friar. Dispensation, at his own petition and that of Margaret, queen of England, whose chaplain he is, to hold for life, in titulum or ia.commendam, any benefice with or without cure etc., as above f. 74d. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. A. Fiocardus. A. de Corneto.) [In the margin: Apri(lis).]
3 Non. April.
(3 April.)
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 223.)
To the prior of St. Bartholomew's without the walls of London. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of John Maplicon, deacon, of the diocese of York, contained that after Martin V's reservation to himself and his successors of absolution from sentences of excommunication etc. incurred for simony, he, then not having the tonsure, paid, as one simple and ignorant of the law. 10 marks sterling to Robert Fenne, rector of the chapel of Eppingheth in the diocese of London, in order that Robert should resign in his favour, which he did to the last abbot, deceased, (fn. 1) of the Augustinian monastery of Holy Cross, Waltham, in the said diocese, the ancient collator, who made collation and provision thereof to John; that afterwards, on the voidance of the parish church of St. Margaret Moyses in Frydayestrete, London, John was presented thereto by the patron, Henry, king of England, to the bishop of London, who made collation and provision thereof to him, not yet tonsured and not having been absolved on account of the foregoing, under pretext of which collations and provisions he has detained the said chapel and church for about three years, taking the fruits; and that subsequently. moved by conscience, he had himself ordained subdeacon and then resigned the said chapel to the said abbot, who made him provision thereof anew, subsequently having himself ordained deacon. The pope therefore orders the above to absolve him from the stain of simony, and from sentences of excommunication etc. incurred thereby, enjoining penance, dispense him on account of irregularity, and dispense him to be ordained priest and minister in priest's and his said other orders and retain the said chapel, without cure, and church, value not exceeding 40s. sterling of the money current in those parts and 24 marks of like sterlings respectively. Solet a postolice sedis. (Pe.de Noxeto. | xxx. A. Fiocardus. S. de Puteo.) [In the margin:Apri(lis). 1⅓ pp.]

4 Nicholas V.

1450, [March 19–
1451, March 18]. (fn. 12)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 238d.)
To John Brugge, rector of Lanrythow in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him, a priest, at his own petition and that of Thomas Kyriell, knight, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 26l.sterling, any benefice with cure etc., as above, f. 2d.Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. A. Fiocardus. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Junii. 12/3 pp.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with ‘Nicol V.Secret. Tom. xix.’ The usual piece of the original sheepskin binding is wanting. On a leaf of contemporary parchment (on which is part of a letter of Nicholas V of the year 1448, Non. June) Giovanni Bissaiga has written, as usual, ‘Nicolai V. Secret. Tom. xix.’ At the end of the text of the volume is the usual ‘Gaspar Blondus.’
2 Incomplete date: ‘Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum Anno etc.Millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo primo Anno Quinto.’ Between ‘primo’, and ‘Anno’ is a space for the day of the month not filled.
3 nulla per eum super natalium quem de baronum [genere] nobili soluto genitus et soluta patitur, ac etiam etatis quempatiebatur defectibus
4 This clause is unusual in mandates to collate.
5 ipsi episcopo satis propicia et acommoda existat.
6 in predicta capsa. This, however, is the first mention of the capsa in the present letter.
7 The dispensation is unusually brief, and part of the text has probably dropped out.
8 This name, in which the ‘e’ is not clear, occurs again, more distinctly written, on f. 122.
9 The better spelling’ Benhame’ (rectius ‘Bonhame’) also occurs, as noted below.
10 dilectum suum familiarem.
11 Here spelt ‘Benhame’.
12 Also written ‘Lyngusi,’
13 on manibus quondam ultimi abbatis.
14 Incomplete date: ‘Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum Anno etc.Millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo Anno Quarto.