Vatican Regesta 440
1455-1456

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'Vatican Regesta 440: 1455-1456', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 11: 1455-1464 (1921), pp. 25-31. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103657 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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

1 Calixtus III.

De Curia.

1455.
5 Kal. Dec.
(27 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 24.)
To John Godfrey, an Augustinian canon regular and perpetual vicar of Bradborn’ in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Indult [to receive for—years], (fn. 2) whilst studying letters at an university, and to rent, let or grant to farm or yearly pension, to any persons even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices, without requiring licence of the diocesan or any other; with mandate executory hereby to the bishop of Concordia and the archdeacons of Leicester and Stowe in Lincoln. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. Jo. de Collis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Novembris. 14/5 pp.]
1455.
Ibid.
To John Chedworth, clerk, of London. Dispensation to him, who is in or [about] his seventeenth year and is a nephew of John bishop of Lincoln, to receive and retain, as soon as he attains his eighteenth year, any benefice with cure, even if a dignity, even major or principal, etc., or a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, and, as soon as he attains his twentieth year, to be by any catholic bishop promoted to all holy, even priest's orders. In the event of his obtaining a benefice involving the duty of visitation, he may cause such visitation to be done for life by deputy, even in the case of an archdeaconry, and may receive the procurations in money. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Jo. de Collis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Novembris. 2 pp. See a similar dispensation below, Reg. Lat. CCCCLXVIII, f. 271, where he is spelt ‘Shedworth.’]
Ibid. To John, bishop of Lincoln. Indult, at his recent petition, containing that he, who is of the Council of Henry king of England, is past his fiftieth year, and has an ample and spacious diocese, and that sometimes, when he goes in person to exercise the duty of visitation, the places and persons to be visited by him are burdened with expenses on account of the coming of nobles and others) to exercise for life visitation by deputy, and receive the procurations in money; with mandate executory as above, f. 24. Devotionis tue. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. Jo. de Collis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Novembris. 1p. +.]
13 Kal. Jan.
(20 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 64d.)
Assignment (Vincent Clementis, a subdeacon of the pope, collector of the papal camera in England, S.T.M., having in aid of the preparation of the fleet which is being formed against the Turks freely lent to the pope and the camera from his own money, by the hands of the Medici and other merchants [named] of Florence, who follow the Roman court, the sum of 5,000 gold florins of the camera) to the said Vincent of the said sum upon the fruits etc. of the collectorship of England, the pope's will being that he shall hold and exercise the said collectorship continually until full satisfaction has been made to him of the said sum; with faculty, power and authority to him to take and retain for himself from the moneys of the said collectorship, which have or shall come to his hands, up to the entire sum of the said 5,000 florins, and mandate to the pope's chamberlain and to the clerks of the camera to allow him in his accounts all moneys thus retained by him on account of such payment and satisfaction, which moneys the pope himself henceforth allows by these presents. Ad fut. rei mem. Debitum rationis exposcit. (L. Dathus [written above M. Ferrarii, which is cancelled]. Pe. de Bonitate. de Curia.)
1455[–6].
18 Kal. Feb.
(15 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 143.)
To John Danyson (or Dauyson), rector of St. Peter's, Walpole, in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, one other benefice, or if he resign that church, any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc., provided that they be not two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum sciencia, vite ac morum. (fn. 1) (M. Ferrarii. | xxxvi. Jo. de Collis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Decembris. 1⅓ pp.]
Ibid. To William Rawleyns, [perpetual] vicar of Claybroke in the diocese of Lincoln, I.U.B. The like. Registered briefly: ’Calistus etc.,’ address and ‘salutem etc. Litterarum sciencia, vite ac morum honestas, aliaque laudabilia probitatis etc. ut supra similis dispensacio. Nulli ergo etc. nostre dispensacionis infringere etc. Si quis autem etc. Datum … (M. Ferrarii. … Decembris, as in the preceding.)
Ibid.
(f. 144.)
To Thomas Portyngton, rector of Blyburgh in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. The like. Similarly registered, except that to a caret before ‘Litterarum’ corresponds the addition ‘Nobilitas generis’ in the margin. The letter is cancelled with strokes, without explanatory note in the margin. Cf. below. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxvi. Fidelis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Januarii.]
Ibid. To Walter Hert, rector of St. George's, Marnhull, in the diocese of Salisbury, M.A. The like dispensation. (M. FerrariiJanuarii, as in the preceding.)
Ibid. To Gilbert Haultost (rectius Haultoft), rector of Sheryngton’ in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor in laws. The like dispensation, and similarly registered, except that after the words ‘similis dispensatio’ is a caret to which corresponds in the margin ‘eciam cum cantaria.’ (M. Ferrarii. | xxxvi. Jo. de Collis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Decembris.]
Ibid. To Thomas Portyngton, rector of Blyburgh in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, (fn. 2) to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, any one other, or if he resign that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible etc., as above to John Danyson. Registered, with incipit ‘Litterarum sciencia, nobilitas generis, (fn. 3) vite etc., in full as far as ‘seu illa [parrochiali ecclesia de Blyburgh] per te dimissa duo alia quecumque,’ after which the letter goes on briefly ‘etc. ut supra in precedenti registrata per extensum. Nulli ergo … (M. Ferrarii. | xxxvi. Fidelis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Januarii.]
1455.
13 Kal. Jan.
(20 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 163.)
To the prior of St. Mary's, Inchmacnerin (de Insula Macnery), in the diocese of Elphin. Mandate, the pope having been informed by Thady (Thateus) Oconchubare, a canon of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Doren, in the diocese of Elphin, that Charles Oconchubair, prior of the Augustinian priory of St. Mary, Roscomayn, in the said diocese, has committed simony and perjury, dilapidated and alienated etc. the goods of the said priory, and openly kept a concubine, if and after Thady, who has made his profession, accuses Charles before the above prior, to summon Charles, and if he find the foregoing to be true, to deprive and remove him, and in that event to collate and assign the said priory, a conventual elective dignity with cure, value not exceeding 60 marks sterling, to Thady: whether it become void by such deprivation, or be void by the deprivation and removal, made by a certain judge by papal authority for his faults and demerits, of the late Magonius Miceochyd Icellaid, or by the deaths of Maurice Iconchubayr without the Roman court or William Iflannagan at that court, or the non-promotion of the said Charles to the priesthood within the lawful time, or by his resignation, or in any other way. As soon as Thady obtains peaceable possession, he is thenceforth to wear the habit which is worn therein and conform to its regular institutes. Dignum arbitramur. (M. Ferrarii. | A. de Urbino.) [3 pp. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illust., pp. 397–398, No. 774, from ‘Reg. Tom. V. fol. 163,’ i.e. the present Register de Curia, with date ‘tertio Kal. Januarii,’ and spelling ‘Icellard.’]
1455[–6].
9 Kal. Feb.
(24 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 204d.)
To Nicholas Wetenhale, a Cluniac. (fn. 1) Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be held by monk[s] of the said order, even if a chantry (cantoria) or a vicarage or an annual, or of the patronage of laymen, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxv. Fidelis. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Januarii. 1 p.]
Ibid.
(f. 205.)
To John Sevenoke, an Augustinian canon regular, of the diocese of London, S.T.B. (fn. 2) The like, mutatis mutandis. ReligionisJanuarii), as in the preceding. [1 p.]
1455[–6].
Kal. Feb. (fn. 3)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(ff. 275r-281d.)
Confirmation etc., with exemplifications, of bulls of several popes in favour of the hospital of Santo Spirito in Saxia de Urbe, viz.:—
a bull of Boniface IX, beginning ‘Ad perp. rei mem. Hiis que pro ecclesiarum,’ dated at St. Peter's Rome, 4 Kal. Aug. anno 12 (29 July, 1401), itself exemplifying a bull of Celestine V addressed to the master and brethren of the pope's hospital of Santo Spirito in Saxia de Urbe, beginning ‘Desideriis vestris,’ and dated at Aquila, 4 Kal. Oct. anno 1 (28 Sept. 1294);
a privilege of Alexander IV, addressed to the master of the hospital of St. Mary in Saxia de Urbe and his brethren present and future, beginning ‘Inter opera pietatis,’ and dated at Anagni by the hand of Master Jordan, subdeacon and notary of the pope, 2 Id. June, indiction 14, the year of the Incarnation 1256, anno 2, mentioning amongst the hospital's possessions the church of Wrritelle, with all its appurtenances;
a bull of Eugenius IV, (fn. 1) Ad perp. rei mem. Salvatoris nostri Jesu Christi qui cunctis fidelibus,’ dated at St. Peter's, Rome, 1446, 8 Kal. April anno 16, re-founding the Confraternity of Santo Spirito in Saxia, Rome, and granting it the well-known indulgences;
a bull of Boniface VIII, addressed to the master and brethren of the pope's hospital of Santo Spirito in Saxia de Urbe, beginning ‘In hospitali nostro,’ dated at Anagni, 5 Kal. Aug. anno 1 (28 July, 1295), and naming amongst the possessions enumerated ‘in Anglia ecclesiam omnium sanctorum de Writellis cum capellis dependentibus ab eadem Londoniensis diocesis’;
a bull of Boniface VIII, addressed to the master and brethren of the pope's hospital of Santo Spirito in Saxia de Urbe, beginning ‘Solicitudinem vestram circa opera caritatis,’ mentioning the example of his predecessor Alexander IV, and dated at St. Peter's, Rome 10 Kal. Dec. anno 3 (22 Nov. 1297);
a bull of Nicholas IV similarly addressed, and dated at Orvieto, 5 Id. June anno 4 (9 June, 1291), also mentioning the example of his predecessor Alexander IV.
Pope Calixtus's present letters begin ‘Ad perp. rei. mem. Et si deceat nos. (M. Ferrarii. | c. L. de Castiliono. A. de Racaneto.) [In the margin: Junit. 13¼ pp. For grants and confirmations by various popes of the church of Writtie to the hospital of S. Spirito in Sassia, Rome, see the Index to Cal. Papal Lett., Vol. I, under ‘Rome’ and ‘Writtle.’ For a confirmation by Clement VI of Boniface VIII's above bull of 5 Kal. Aug. anno 1 see ibid., Vol. II, p. 433. See also under ‘Rome’ and ‘Writtle’ in the subsequent volumes of the Calendar.]
1455[–6].
Prid. Non. Feb.
(4. Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 302.)
To George Nevill’, a canon of York. Dispensation to him, to whom the pope intends to make provision this day of the church of Exeter (Oxonien.), to receive, notwithstanding his defect of age, he being in or about his twenty-fourth year, the rule and administration of the said church and exercise the same in spirituals and temporals, and to be consecrated as soon as he has attained his twenty-seventh year. Divina supereminentis largitas. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Fidelis. A. de Veneriis.) [In the margin: Februarii. 2/3 p.]
Ibid. To George Nevill’, elect of Exeter (Oxonien.). (fn. 1) Provision to him, a canon of York, in priests orders, of the church of Exeter, upon the voidance of which by the death without the Roman court of bishop Edmund [Lacy], the present pope made provision to John [Hals], then as now (eciam tunc) archdeacon of Norwich, as is contained in letters of the pope, by whose subsequent resignation without the said court, without having had possession, and by the pope's admission thereof, the said church is void at the apostolic see, and is therefore reserved for this turn to the pope in virtue of his general reservation, made before the said resignation, of all cathedral churches void and to become void at the said see. Suscepti cura regiminis.
Concurrent letters to the chapter of the said church—Hodie ecclesie vestre; to the clergy and to the people of the city and diocese, and to the vassals of the church—Hodie ecclesie Exoniensi; to Henry king of England—Gracia divine premium; and to the archbishop of Canterbury—Ad cumulum. (M. Ferrarii. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. Fidelis. A. de Veneriis.) [In the margin:Februarii. 4 pp. Eubel, Hierarchia, II, p. 168, following ‘Obl. 72, 67’ and the ‘Schede di Garampi,’ has the right date 4 Feb 1456, as above, but the wrong name ‘Thomas Halse.’]
1455[–6].
Non. Feb.
(5 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 304d.)
To George [Nevill’], elect of Exeter. Faculty to him (to whom the pope has recently made provision of the said church, previous to which he had dispensed him on account of his defect of age, being in or about his twenty-fourth year, to receive the rule and administration and exercise the same in spirituals and temporals, and to have himself consecrated upon attaining his twenty-seventh year) to be consecrated by any catholic bishop assisted by two or three others, as soon as he attains the said twenty-seventh year. The consecrator shall thereafter receive from him the usual oath of fealty according to the form enclosed, and George shall send it to the pope by his own letters patent, sealed with his own seal; (fn. 1) without prejudice to the archbishop of Canterbury, to whom the said church is by metropolitical right subject. Cum nuper de persona tua. (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. Fidelis. A. de Veneriis.) [In the margin: Februarii. 1 p.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with ‘Calix. iii. de Curi. Anno i. Tom. v.’ Inside it is the front half of the original sheepskin binding, with various unimportant contemporary notes, e.g. ‘Vidit Ph.’ There are 7½ ff. of ‘Rubricelle’ headed ‘Seq[u]untur Rubricelle quinti libri bullarum sanctissimi domini nostri domini Calisti divina providentia pape tertii pontificatus sui anno primo, incepte de mense Januarii anno mcccclvi, in primis, videlicet …,’ and ending ‘Finis Rubricellarum presentis libri.’ There are ff. i.–cccxx. of text.
2 The text is incomplete.
3 Either this incipit is an error for the simple ‘Vite ac morum’ or, what is more probable, his academic degree has been inadvertently omitted in the address. Cf. the following letters.
4 The mention of his noble birth is inserted in the margin.
5 For the more usual ‘Nobilitas generis, litterarum sciencia, vite etc.’
6 His house and diocese are not named.
7 His house is not named.
8 The ‘Kal. Feb.’ appears to be written upon an erasure.
9 Between the date of Alexander IV's privilege, ending as above ‘anno secundo,’ and the superscription ‘Eugenius etc.’ of Eugenius IV's bull ‘Salvatoris nostri,’ is the following, which hardly seems in place in the middle of pope Calixtus's confirmations and exemplifications: —‘Innocencius papa iii fundavit hospitale Sancti Spiritus super Tiberim in loco qui dicitur Sancta Maria de Saxia [de] Urbe anno moccio A briefer confirmation and exemplification of Eugenius IV's bull ‘Salvatoris nostri’ occurs on ff. 238v and 239r in a letter of pope Calixtus ‘Ad perpetuam rei memoriam, Novit ille qui nichil ignorat,’ dated at St. Peter's, Rome, the year of the Incarnation 1445 [a blank space left here for the day of the month] anno 1, the exemplification being given in the summary form of a reference to the Register of pope Eugenius, thus: —‘Ad perpetuam rei memoriam. Salvatoris nostri Jesu Christi qui cunctis fidelibus etc. de verbo ad verbum ut in libro eiusdem domini Eugenii de Curia nono, folio clxxxxi, sub data Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno etc. millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo sexto, octavo kal. Aprilis pontificatus nostri anno sextodecimo. An earlier confirmation and exemplification of the same bull ‘Salvatoris nostri’ (as well as of another bull of pope Eugenius ‘Universis et singulis patriarchisCum nos hodie in hospitali nostro,’ dated at St. Peter's, Rome, 1446, 8 Kal. April (25 March) anno 16, in favour of the Hospital) occurs in a bull of Nicholas V, ‘Ad perp. rei mem. Ad apostolice dignitatis, dated at St. Peter's, Rome, 1447, 5 Kal May (27 April) anno 1, which is registered in Reg. Vat. CCCCVI, ff. 16v–19v. There is also a contemporary copy of the bull ‘Salvatoris nostri’ on f. i. of the ‘Libro della Confraternità di Santo Spirito,’ preserved in the library of the Hospital of S. Spirito in Sassia, Rome.
10 Written sometimes ‘Oxonien, sometimes ‘Exonien.’ in the letter of provision. In the concurrent letters it is always ‘Exonien.’