Vatican Regesta 456
1456

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'Vatican Regesta 456: 1456', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 11: 1455-1464 (1921), pp. 91-103. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103673 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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1 Calixtus III.

1455[–6].
4 Kal. Feb.
(29 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 29.)
To the minister provincial of the order of Friars Minors in the province of Austria. Mandate, at the recent petition of Michael de Wienna, a Friar Minor, lector in theology (fn. 2) (containing that upon the destruction by fire of the house in Bulsano of the said order in the diocese of Trent (Tridentin.) and of the church thereof, he, who is chaplain of Helen daughter of James king of Scots [and] duchess of Austria, caused the said house and church to be repaired etc., and that he has been helped by, amongst others, Sigismund duke of Austria, in whose territory the said house and church are situate, and his wife the said duchess, etc.), not to allow the said Michael to be molested for life in regard to the rule etc. of the said house, which he has hitherto exercised. Humilibus et honestis. (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. Fidelis. A. Lumpe.) [1½ pp.]
1455[–6].
9 Kal. March.
(22 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 30.)
To all persons of both sexes of the parish church of Great Dunmowe in the diocese of London. Indult, at their recent petition (containing that although they have erected at their own expense a chapel of St. George the Martyr in the said town, and given to it books, a chalice, sacerdotal vestments and other ornaments, nevertheless, the said town is very distant from its parish church, so that by reason of swamps (paludes) and floods at divers times of the year the sick, old (antiqui) and weak cannot go to the said church for masses and other divine offices) that they may in perpetuity institute and depute in the said chapel one or more priests, who may celebrate masses and other divine offices for travellers and any other persons whenever the weather is rough. (fn. 3) . Sincere devotionis affectus. (M. Ferrarii. | xxv. Fidelis. Je. de Sala.) [¾ p.]
1455[–6].
16 Kal. April.
(17 March.) (fn. 4)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 55d.)
To John Tanfeld, a Cistercian monk of Fornes in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who is a priest, at his own petition and that of Thomas archbishop of Canterbury, to receive and retain [for life] any benefice with or without cure wont to be held by secular clerks, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. Fidelis.) [¾ p.]
1455[–6].
Prid. Kal. Feb.
(31 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 63d.)
To James Borthwic, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, bachelor in decrees. Grant, as below. The pope recently ordered provision to be made to him of the parish church of Lochqworwart in the diocese of St. Andrews on its becoming void because Peter de Crechtoune obtained, collated to him by authority of the ordinary, the parish church of Rumiule (rectius Kinniule) in the same diocese, by letters, which have not been executed, stating that the value of the said church of Lochqworwart did not exceed 9l. sterling. At his recent petition (containing that it is alleged that the value is greater, although it does not exceed 25l. sterling, and that John de Lauwdyer, who claims to be of noble birth, and certain other clerks, behaving as perpetual beneficiaries in the collegiate church of Crechton in the said diocese have, under pretext of a certain union made in a way which was null by authority of the ordinary, and confirmed in a way which was null by papal authority, (fn. 5) for more than forty years unlawfully detained possession, [of which circumstances] mention was by inadvertence not made [in the said confirmation]) the pope hereby, in order that they may not be held surreptitious, grants to the said James, who is by both parents of noble and baronial race, that the said letters shall hold good from the date of these presents, and that the executors thereof may proceed to execute, as if the said circumstances had been mentioned. Nobilitas generis, litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxv. Fidelis. S. Crusciliati [sic], Julius.) [1¼ pp. In Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illust., pp. 399–400, No. 776, from ‘Reg. Tom. XXI, fol. 63,’ i.e. the present Register, with the spellings ‘Lothquorwart’ and ‘Dumiule.’]
1455.
12 Kal. Jan.
(21 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 100.)
To John Worsley, rector of Beulton in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, I.U.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any one other benefice, or, if he resign that church, any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or dignities etc., even if major or principal dignities, or one of each, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (—. (fn. 6) | xxxxv. Jo. de Collis. A. de Veneriis.) [1⅓ pp. See below, f. 104.]
— (fn. 7)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 100d.)
To John Harreys, a canon professed of the Premonstratensian monastery of Holy Trinity, Torre, in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him, who has made his profession in the said monastery (inasmuch as it is situate on the sea shore in a place dangerous on account of invasions, (fn. 8) so that the canons have sometimes to have recourse to arms for the defence of themselves and the monastery, wherefore he fears to reside longer therein) to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure, wont to be governed by secular clerks, of any value, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a chantry or chapel, or a yearly salary wont to be given to priests in England, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (—. | xxv. Jo. de Collis. C. de Branis.) [1 p. —.]
13 Kal. Jan.
(20 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 101.)
To John Waynflete, dean of Chichester, bachelor of decrees. Dispensation to him (whom Nicholas V dispensed to receive and retain for life with the archdeaconry of Surre in Winchester any other benefice or office with cure or otherwise incompatible therewith, or, if he resigned the said archdeaconry, any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc., even major or principal dignities, or parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or one of each, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased) so that he, who is a bachelor in decrees of the university of Oxford and a brother german of William bishop of Winchester, may receive and retain for life with the said archdeaconry and with the deanery of Chichester (which is a major dignity and which he subsequently obtained and has retained in virtue of the said dispensation), or with two other incompatible benefices which may be held by him in virtue of the same dispensation, any other third benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., even if a major or principal dignity, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead for life three other incompatible benefices, even if two of them be parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or they be three dignities, major or principal, or be with cure and elective, or be such mixed. Litterarum etc. (—. | xxxxv. [Jo. de] Collis. G. de Porris.) [1½ pp. See Cal. Papal Lett., Vol. X, p. 73.]
— (fn. 9)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 102.)
To Thomas Halle (or Hallie), a canon of London, S.T.B. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain of William bishop of Winchester, and holds the parish church of Eblesbourn alias Busshopeston in the diocese of Salisbury, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, to receive and retain for life with the said church any one other benefice etc. as above, f. 100, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (—. | x xxxv. Jo. de Collis. A. de Veneriis.) [2 pp.]

St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 103.)
To Hugh Pauy, rector of Didesham in the diocese of Exeter, B.A. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth and holds the said church, value not exceeding 42l. sterling, to receive and retain for life etc., as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (—. | xxxxv. Jo. de Collis. A. de Veneriis.) [12/3 pp.]
17 Kal. Jan.
(16 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 104.)
To John Worsley, I.U.B., of the diocese of York. Dispensation to him (who was formerly dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a married man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he was so promoted and obtained the parish church of Beulton in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield) to receive and retain for life any benefices of any number and kind, with or without cure, compatible with one another or with the aforesaid [benefice], even if canonries and prebends, dignities etc., even major or principal dignities, and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases; with grant that in future papal or other graces he need not mention the said defect or his dispensations therefor. Litterarum etc. (—. | l. Jo. de Collis. G. de Porris.) [In the margin: Decembris. 1 p. See above, f. 100.]
1455.

St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 104d.)
To William Bryd, priest, a Friar Preacher. Dispensation to him, who is a brother [german] of Thomas bishop of St. Asaph, to receive and retain for life any benefice etc. as above, f. 55d., mutatis mutandis. Religionis etc. (—. | xxvi. Jo. de Collis. S. de Spada.) [1 p. —.]

St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 105.)
To John Janet, rector of Collern in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain of Robert bishop of Durham, and is of noble birth, to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 16l. sterling, any one other benefice etc., as above, f. 100. Nobilitas generis. vite etc. (—. | xxxxv. Jo. de Collis. Adrianus. A. de Veneriis.) [1½ pp.]

St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 105d.)
To Robert Bromzerd, perpetual vicar of Hakeney in the diocese of London. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain of William archbishop of York, to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any one other benefice etc. as in the preceding. Vite etc. (—. | xxxxv. … Veneriis.), as ibid. [1½ pp.]
10 Kal. Jan.
(23 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 106d.)
To the abbot and convent of the Benedictine monastery of St. Edmund, Bury, immediately belonging to the Roman church, in the diocese of Norwich. Grant, as below. Alexander IV granted that the abbot might bless sacerdotal vestments, altar-palls and corporals (fn. 10) for their use in the said monastery and the places and chapels fully subject to it [Cal. Papal Lett., I, p. 337]. At their recent petition (containing that the said monastery, in which generally about sixty monks take part in divine offices, is very famous amongst the monasteries in those parts, and is completely exempt from the jurisdiction of the ordinary and immediately subject to the apostolic see, and, in token of its liberty received from the said see, pays a great cess to the papal camera, and therefore deserves to be distinguished with a greater privilege from the said see (fn. 11) ) the pope hereby makes grant and indult that John the present abbot and the abbot for the time being may, besides the foregoing, confer all minor orders on monks of the monastery, professed and not professed, in proper places and at the statutory times, without requiring licence of any one, and may bless chalices, sacerdotal vestments, altar-palls, corporals and other ecclesiastical ornaments (fn. 12) in the said monastery [and] churches and chapels fully subject thereto. Et si monasteriis. (—. | xxxv. Jo. de Collis. Constantinus.) [1 p.]
1455.
10 Kal. Jan.
(23 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 107.)
To John Henton, prior of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Bruton, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Decree, as below. His recent petition contained that on the voidance of the priory in a certain way [not here stated] the convent elected him, then a canon professed of the said monastery, in priest's orders and of lawful age, and that he caused the election to be confirmed by authority of the ordinary, and in virtue thereof obtained possession and has held it for about seven years; and added that his father, believing it to be lawful, promised and paid without John's knowledge a sum of money to two noblemen of those parts in order that they might intervene in favour of his election, wherefore he doubts whether the election was the result of such intervention, whether he is not stained with simony, and whether in consequence he may not be molested in regard to the said priory; and added also that he did not consent to nor ratify his father's proceedings, when they came to his knowledge, that the matter has hitherto been secret, and that he is in no wise worthy of blame. The pope therefore decrees that he was in no wise stained with simony by reason of the foregoing, and is not to be molested on account thereof in regard to the priory, and, pro tutioris cauthele presidio, dispenses him to retain it and continue in possession for life. Annuere consuevit sedes apostolica. (—. |xxv. Jo. de Collis. S. de Spada.) [1 p. +.]
— (fn. 13)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 108.)
To the prior and convent of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Bruton, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Mandate as below. The pope has learned that in England there has prevailed a custom, or rather abuse, according to which immoveable goods and fees and rights belonging to monasteries and other regular places, and many other ecclesiastical rents called corrodies, have for a money consideration been granted for life under letters, even bearing the conventual seals, to nobles and other laymen, to farm or under a yearly cess, to the great hurt of the said monasteries and places, some of which nobles etc. are said to have obtained and to be daily obtaining letters of confirmation. Seeing that, as the pope has learned, their monastery is burdened in such ways to the sum of 40l. sterling a year, (fn. 14) he orders them, under pain of excommunication, to abstain in future from such grants and alienations of fees, rents, profits and corrodies, especially under the seal of the convent and chapter, and the said nobles etc., under like pain, to abstain, and to induce others to abstain, from seeking, buying and receiving the said fees, rights and corrodies, and further orders the prior and convent to endeavour to procure, under the same penalty, the revocation of such goods, fees, rights and corrodies as have been alienated, letters under the seal of the convent and chapter notwithstanding. Cum monasteriorum et aliorum regularium locorum. (—. (fn. 15) | xxv. Jo. de Collis. A. de Veneriis.) [2 pp.]

St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 109.)
To John Lax, rector of Strete in the diocese of Bath and Wells, doctor of laws, a secretary and member of the household of the pope. Indult and dispensation for life to visit by deputy all churches, monasteries etc., situate within the bounds of any benefice or benefices—deaneries, archdeaconries or other dignities or personatus—in any cathedral, even metropolitan, or collegiate churches which he holds now or shall hold, together or successively, and the persons thereof, (fn. 16) and receive the procurations in money; with mandate executory hereby to the bishop of Durham and the abbots of St. Peter's, Westminster, and St. Albans. Grata familiaritatis obsequia. (—. | —. (fn. 17) . A. de Veneriis.) [2 pp. See below, ff. 113 and 117.]

St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 110.)
To John Codworth, a Benedictine monk of St. Mary's, Glastonbury, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Confirmation of the grant made to him by Nicholas abbot of the said monastery, with the unanimous consent of the convent, in consideration of his labours as sacrist thereof, and his unwearied care for the defence of its privileges and liberties, and in order that he, who is in his fifty-sixth year, might pass the rest of his life in greater tranquillity, to have and inhabit for his life the chamber which he had long inhabited, and at present inhabits, and enjoy the portions of bread, wine, beer and all other things just as the lector of the monastery had been wont of old to enjoy them, as is contained in the letters of the said abbot and convent sealed with their seals, the tenours of which the pope has caused to be diligently inspected and examined. Hiis que pro religiosarum statu personarum. (M. Ferrarii. | xx. Jo. de Collis. A. de Veneriis.) [In the margin: Decembris. 1 p.]
1455.

St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 111.)
To Rudulphus Drew, a canon of Salisbury, I.U.B. Indult to take for life, whilst residing in the church of Salisbury or other cathedral, metropolitan or collegiate church, and to rent, let or grant to farm or yearly pension, for three years only, to any persons, clerks or laymen, the fruits etc. of all his benefices, and not to be bound to reside therein. Litterarum etc. (—. (fn. 18) | xxxx. [Jo.] de Collis. A. de Veneriis.) [2 pp. –.]

St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 112d.)
Grant, at the recent petition of abbot Nicholas and the convent of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Glastonbury, in the diocese of Bath and Wells (containing that in the said monastery, which is one of the more venerable and ancient monasteries of England, in which about sixty monks are present by day and night at divine offices, and to which a great multitude of people has been wont to resort for hearing the said offices, the number of monks in priests’ orders is diminished, chiefly on account of mortalities and other misfortunes, and that there are sometimes monks in the monastery very fit for holy and even priests’ orders, who cannot be promoted thereto on account of defect of age) to the said abbot Nicholas and his successors that, whenever expedient for the advantage of the divine office in the said monastery, the abbot of which is one of the lords of parliament, they may every two years present at the statutory times to the ordinary or another catholic bishop five monks of the monastery, even below age, provided that they have attained their twenty-second year, for promotion to all holy orders, each of such monks being hereby dispensed to be promoted to all such holy orders and minister therein. Regimini presidentes ecclesie. (M. Ferrarii. | xx. Jo. de Collis. Jo. Ortitius.) [In the margin:Decembris. 1 p.]

St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 113.)
To John Lax, rector of Strete …, pope (as above, f. 109). Declaration etc., as below. Nicholas V dispensed him, then as now (tunc etiam) in minor orders only, not to be bound for seven years, whilst studying letters at an university, to be, on account of his said rectory and of his other benefices present and future, even if parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or canonries and prebends, dignities etc., promoted to higher, even holy orders, and not to be bound to reside therein. At his recent petition, containing that although he remained for sometime in the said study, nevertheless, on account of divers occupations etc. enjoined on him by Henry king of England and certain other lords of the realm, he has not been able during certain of the said years to engage in the said study, and that he intends henceforth to do so, the pope declares that he has not on account of the said interruption during the said occupations incurred any penalty, and prolongs the said seven years, which are not yet ended, by three more, whilst he is engaged in the said study or in the service of the pope or of the said king. Grata familiaritas (rectius familiaritatis) et devotionis obsequia. (— (fn. 19) | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. A. de Veneriis.) [1½ pp. See below, f. 117. See also Cal. Papal Lett., Vol. X, p. 71.]
13 Kal. Jan.
(20 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 117.)
To John Lax, doctor of laws, secretary of the pope. Appointing him (who has long been known to the pope and is a native of England), a secretary of the pope and the apostolic see, with all the privileges, emoluments etc. of that office, notwithstanding papal constitutions and ordinances concerning a fixed number of secretaries etc. Before beginning to exercise the office, he is to take the usual oath to Lewis, cardinal priest of St. Laurence's in Damaso, the pope's chamberlain, or his locum tenens. Exigunt tua in Romanam ecclesiam merita. (M. Ferrarii. | —. (fn. 20) A. de Veneriis.) [½ p. See above, ff. 109 and 113.]
14 Kal. Dec.
(18 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 117d.)
To William Orell, rector of Llanystudi in the diocese of Bangor (Brangoren.), M.A. Decree etc. as below. Eugenius IV –upon its being set forth to him on William's behalf that he had been dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of unmarried parents, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, and that in virtue thereof he was ordained priest and obtained the parish church of Llanystudy in the diocese of Bangor (Bangoren.)—dispensed him to receive and retain any other benefices with or without cure, of any number and kind, compatible with one another and with the said church, even if canonries and prebends, dignities etc., and to resign them all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased [Cal. Papal Lett., IX, p. 157]; and subsequently dispensed him to receive and retain for life any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and the said parish church for life, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, even if parish churches etc. [ibid, p. 250], the said later letters of dispensation making no mention of the earlier letters about any benefices. At his recent petition (containing that after the date of the said later letters he obtained a moiety of the parish church of Elyngton in the diocese of Lichfield, and held it and the said other parish church, values not exceeding 50 and 30 marks sterling respectively, as he still does, in virtue of the said dispensations, the pope hereby, in order that the said later letters and dispensation may not be held surreptitious, decrees and grants that they and their consequences shall hold good from the date thereof, and that he may freely and lawfully retain the said parish church and moiety for life, as if in the said later letters and the petition upon which they were perhaps drawn up the said mention had been made. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xx. Fidelis. Jo. Ortitius.) [2 pp. +.]
1455[–6].
14 Kal. Feb.
(19 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 128.)
To Thomas Yõn, (fn. 21) , priest, archdeacon of Salop in the church of Hereford (Ereforden.), bachelor of decrees and arts, chaplain of the bishop of Winchester. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said archdeaconry, which is a major dignity, value not exceeding 33l. sterling, any one other benefice, or, if he resign the archdeaconry, any two other benefices etc., as above, f. 100, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Fidelis. S. Crusiliati. Frabicius [sic].) [1½ pp.]
1455[–6].
Prid. Kal. Feb.
(31 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 167d.)
To Thomas Saundrees, rector of St. Martin's in Oxford, in the diocese of Lincoln, doctor of decrees. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 24 marks sterling, any one other benefice, or, without the said church or them (fn. 22) any two other benefices, with or without cure or otherwise incompatible with one another, even if parish churches etc., as above, f. 100, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. Fidelis. A. Lumpe.) [In the margin: Januarii. 1⅓ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 168.)
To John Courteney, clerk, of the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him, who is in or about his fifteenth year and is a kinsman of Henry king of England, at his own petition and that of Thomas Courteney, earl of Devon, his father, to receive and retain any benefice with or without cure, even if it be a [canonry and] prebend, dignity etc. in a cathedral, even metropolitan, or a collegiate church, and require the priestly order, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Preclari generis. (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. Fidelis. A. Lumpe.) [In the margin:Januarii. 1 p. —.]
1455[–6].
9 Kal. Feb.
(24 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 219.)
Item, die xx mensis Martii fuit expedita una bulla altare portatile, cum cl(ausul)is ante diem e[t] tempore interdicti, pro Ricardo de Carnegy presbytero Sancti Andree diocesis, sub data Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno incarnationis dominice mcccclv nono Kal. Februarii pontificatus nostri anno primo. (In the left margin of the foregoing brief memorandum is M. Ferrarii, beneath it is L. Thurunda, and in the right margin is Gratis.) [See above, Reg. Vat. CCCCLV, f. 278d. The slight differences between the two texts are as printed.]
1455[–6].
15 Kal. April.
(18 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 233d.)
To Philip Noreys, a canon and prebendary of Dublin, S.T.M. Confirmation etc. as below. His recent petition contained that although from the time he reached the age of discretion he has been a champion of the orthodox faith and free from the suspicion of heresy, nevertheless, upon certain Friars Minors, his enemies, falsely alleging at the time of the Council of Basel that he deviated in several points from the orthodox catholic faith, Dominic, then cardinal deacon of St. Mary's in Via Lata, now cardinal priest of St. Cross in Jerusalem, the pope's major penitentiary, to whom the cause had been committed, promulgated against him (who by the agency of his enemies had been cited to the Roman court, but was absent, not through contumacy, and undefended, having been at their cunning persuasion detained and imprisoned in partibus by order of Henry king of England, of which detention and imprisonment the said cardinal was ignorant, believing him to be really contumacious) a definitive sentence, by which he condemned him of heresy, which was afterwards, as soon as he was able to go to the said Council, utterly revoked by another judge; and that, although the sentences delivered in the said Council were confirmed by Nicholas V, he desires the said revocatory sentence to be confirmed by the present pope. The pope therefore, at the petition of the said Philip, who is of advanced age, calls up to himself all causes which may be pending, etc., confirms the said sentence of the Basel judge, absolves Philip from all sentences of excommunication etc. incurred by adhering to the men of Basel and his long sojourn there, if and as far as is necessary, and rehabilitates him, dispenses him on account of any irregularity contracted, restores him to the state etc. in which he was before the said cardinal's sentence, annuls all that has been done against him under pretext thereof, etc., and inhibits the said friars and all others ipso facto under pain of excommunication to molest him in future, but [orders them] as far as they can to restore him to his fame and honour wherever they defamed him, and to preach and affirm that he is a catholic Christian and never erred in the Christian faith; with order hereby to the archbishops of Canterbury and Dublin and the abbot of St. Mary's without the walls of Dublin to publish the foregoing, not to permit Philip to be molested by the said friars or any others, but cause him to have peaceable enjoyment of his benefices etc., proceeding by ecclesiastical censure etc., and invoking, if necessary, the aid of the secular arm; notwithstanding (fn. 23) the foregoing, and notwithstanding papal constitutions and ordinances and provisions and commende in respect of the said benefices or any one of them, made by papal or other authority, the which and the letters drawn up in regard thereto, and the processes had in virtue thereof, the pope hereby revokes and annuls, and orders to be deleted etc. from his registers and elsewhere, etc. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | lx. Fidelis. Pe. de Bonitate.) [In the margin: Februarii. 2½ pp. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illust., pp. 400–401, No. 777, from ‘Reg. Tom. xxi. fol. 233,’ i.e. the present Register. For Eugenius IV's bull ‘Exhibita nobis,’ addressed to the archbishops of Dublin and Armagh, and the bishop of Bayeux, and dated at Florence, 1440, 9 Kal. Sept. (24 Aug.) anno 10, condemning the propositions of Philip Norreys of Ireland against the four mendicant Orders, see Bullarium Carmelitanum, I (Rome, 1715), pp. 198–200, taken ‘ex Reg. Bull. Nicolai V, lib. 21, fol. 56,’ i.e. apparently a Register which no longer exists. Wadding, Annales Minorum, XI (Rome, 1734) p. 104, has Eugenius's bull ‘Ad fut. rei mem. Regnans in excelsis,’ dated at Florence 1440, 3 Non. Aug. (3 Aug.) anno 10 (taken ‘Ex. lib. 1 de Regul. an. 10. f. 144,’ i.e. another lost Register), confirming the condemnation of the articles of Philip Norreys against the mendicant Orders, and on p. 105, the above bull Exhibita nobis of 22 Aug. In the case of the latter bull Wadding does not indicate his source, and has the incomplete date Florentiœ, anno Incarnationis Dominicœ mccccxl, Pontificatus nostri anno x,’ i.e. omits the day of the month ‘9 Kal. Sept.’ Ripoll, Bullarium Prœdicatorum, III, p. 127, prints Eugenius's bull of 3 Aug. from a copy taken ‘ex Archiv. Apost. Lib. cxxviii, fol. 144,’ i.e. evidently the same lost Register which was used by Wadding, to whose copy he in fact refers; he also prints, on p. 128, the bull of 24 Aug. from a copy taken from the same lost Register, ‘ex Archiv. Apost. lib. cxxviii, fol. 141,’ and refers to the copies in Wadding and the Bullar. Carmel. Burke (de Burgo), Hibernia Dominicana, pp. 68 and 69, prints the two bulls from Ripoll, as usual.]
1455[–6].
8 Id. Feb.
(6 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 238.)
To Gilbert Haydok, rector of Hohgton’ (sic) in the diocese of Winchester, S.T.M. Dispensation, at his recent petition (containing that he was formerly dispensed by authority of the ordinary on account of illegitimacy as the son of unmarried parents, to be promoted to minor orders and hold a benefice without cure; and subsequently, after he had had himself made a clerk and had obtained the chantry or free chapel of St. James, Whypstrode, in the diocese of Winchester, was dispensed by papal authority to [be promoted to all even holy orders and] receive and retain two other benefices with or without cure, compatible with one another and with the aforesaid benefice, even if one of them were a canonry and prebend in a collegiate church, in virtue of which latter dispensation he obtained the said parish church of Hohgton’ (sic) and is still holding it and the said chantry or chapel, their value not exceeding 24l. sterling), at the petition also of William bishop of Winchester, to receive and retain for life with the said church any one other benefice, or, if he resign that church, any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible with one another, even if parish churches etc., and moreover any other mutually compatible benefices, of any number and kind, even if canonries and prebends, and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead for life two incompatible benefices even if parish churches etc., and also any other compatible benefices. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | lx. Fidelis. S. de Spada.) [1 p. +.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with ‘Cali. iii. Secre. L. iii. A. i. To. xxi.’ Inside it is the usual front half of the original sheepskin binding, with ‘iiius . liber domini nostri Calisti pape iii. de anno primo’ and ‘M. Ferrarii,’ with the usual ‘Vidit Phi.’ and other later notes. The ‘Rubricelle,’ which extend to 14 pp., are headed: ‘Secuntur Rubricelle tercii libri anni primi sanctissimi domini nostri domini Calisti divina providentia pape tercii de bullis registratis apud dominum Michaelem Ferrarii dicti sanctissimi domini nostri pape secretarium.’ At the end of them is the word ‘Finis,’ below which, however, is the warning ‘Defficiunt in fine v. vel vi. bulle.’ There are ff. i. to celxii. of text, and below the end of the text on f. cclxiid. is the usual ‘Gaspar Blondus.’
2 Exhibita siquidem nobis nuper pro parte dilecti filii Michaelis de Wienna, tui et aliorum fratrum minorum ordinis professoris, in theologia lectoris.…
3 qui missastotiens quotiens tempus ingruerit pro itinerantibus et aliis quibuscunque personis celebratepossint et valeant.
4 In the date the ‘xvi. Kal. Aprilis pontificatus nostri anno primo' has been added in a different hand.
5 pretextu cuiusdam unionis nulliter ordinaria facte et apostolica auctoritatibus confirmate.
6 The usual subscription, ‘M. Ferrariior other, has been omitted from the usual place in the margin at the beginning of this and the several following letters.
7 A blank space has been left for the day of the month.
8 in lictore maris et in loco pro inimicorum invasionibus suspecto, adeo quod professosoporteat.
9 A blank space has been left in the date here and in the next and in several letters below for the day of the month.
10 sacerdotales vestes pallas altaris et corporalia, i.e. without mention of ‘calices’; cf. below.
11 ad indicium quoque percepte ab eadem sede libertatis camere apostolice magnum censum persolvere dinoscatur, ac propterea ampliori mereatur ipsius sedis privilegio insigniri.
12 calices sacerdotales vestes pallas altaris corporalia aliaque ornamenta ecclesiastica.
13 See footnote on p. 94, above.
14 Ad audienciam siquidem nostram noveritis pervenisse quandam in Anglie partibus invaluisse consuetudinem, que dicenda est potius corruptela, secundum quam bona immobilia ac feuda et iura ad earundem partium monasteria et alia loca regularia spectancia, et nonnulli alii ecclesiastici redditus qui corradie appellantur, ad eorum quibus conceduntur vitam, datis super hoc litteris etiam conventualibus sigillis communitis, in gravem monasteriorum et locorum predictorum lesionem, nobilibus et aliis laicis partium predictarum pecunia mediante uandi (rectius uendi) seu ad firmam vel sub annuo censu aut alias diversemode concedi consueverunt, quorum quidem nobilium et laicorum aliqui dicuntur super hiis confirmationum litteras obtinuisse et in dies obtinere. Verum cum, sicut nobis innotuit, monasterium vestrum inter cetera similibus etiam usque ad summam quadraginta librarum sterlingorum solucionis annue pregravatum existat, Nos. …
15 i.e. without the usual name in the margin.
16 ut ecclesias monasteria prioratus et alia loca ecclesiastica secularia et regularia quecunque seu infra cuiuscunque aut quorumcunque beneficiorum ecclesiasticorum in quibusvis cathedrali seu cathedralibus etiam metropolitan(is) seu collegiata vel collegiatis ecclesia seu ecclesiis quod seu que nunc forte obtines vel imposterum simul vel successive obtinebis decanatuum archidiaconatuum seu aliorum dignitatum aut personatuum limites consistencia, eorumque personas.
17 i.e. without the usual name in the margin and without mention of fee.
18 i.e. without the usual name in the margin.
19 The usual subscription in the margin at the beginning is omitted.
20 Here should probably be ‘Gratis …,’ as in the preceding.
21 ‘Yeon or Yon’ in Le Neve, Fasti, ed. Hardy, I, p. 483.
22 absque illo (rectius ‘illa’) vel illis.
23 Theiner ends up with the ‘Non obstantibus’ of the text, and sums up the rest of the bull by means of an ‘etc.,’ which he has even written in the margin of the Register itself, in ink.