Vatican Regesta 457
1455-1456

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'Vatican Regesta 457: 1455-1456', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 11: 1455-1464 (1921), pp. 103-115. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103674 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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

Secrete.

1 Calixtus III.

1455.
3 Kal. Jan.
(30 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 19.)
To John Boon, abbot of the Benedictine monastery of St. Edmund, Bury, immediately belonging to the Roman church, in the diocese of Norwich. Confirmation, at his recent petition (containing that on the voidance in a certain way of the said monastery, the convent, assembling on the election day and proceeding by way of scrutiny, elected him, that he consented, and that the election was duly confirmed in accordance with the ancient custom of the monastery; and adding that in virtue of the said election and confirmation he obtained possession of the rule and administration of the monastery and has, without any opposition, ruled and administered it laudably and zealously thenceforward for three years, but that, seeing that some of the electors did not vote for him, so that his election was not unanimous, although in other respects canonical, he has a scruple of conscience in regard to his ruling the monastery etc. (fn. 2) ) of the said election and confirmation and their consequences; with grant and decree that the said election, confirmation and consequences shall hold good from the date thereof, as if the said election had been unanimous. Et si dubitacionem tuam. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxx. Fidelis. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Martii. 1⅓ pp.]
12 Kal. May.
(20 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 47.)
Decree etc. as below. Eugenius IV received, as an acolyte of the said pope and the apostolic see, Gilbert Forstar, archdeacon of Brechin, M.A., of a noble race of barons, and granted him divers privileges and the special protection of the said see, alike for himself and for his servants, benefices etc.; and Nicholas V (upon its being set forth to him by the said Gilbert that he feared to be molested against the tenour of the said letters etc.) granted to him, under date 5 Kal. April anno 6 [28 March, 1452], confirmation of the said privileges etc.; and granted him, under the same date, licence to resign any two benefices with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends, dignities etc. then held by him or thereafter to be held by him, simply or for purpose of exchange, to any ordinary or prelate or cathedral canon, without requiring licence of the said see or any other; and granted faculty to such ordinary etc. to receive such resignation and make such exchange, the said pope requiring such ordinary etc. to send to the papal camera or the collector or sub-collector in those parts the names of the persons to whom they should collate such void benefices, and the dates of collation; and further granted indult to Gilbert not to be bound to reside in any benefice whilst residing in the Roman court or in an university, or being engaged in the service of pope Nicholas and the Roman church, whether within the said court or without it, or in the service of James king of Scots, and not to be compelled by any ordinaries or others to so reside; and ordered the bishop of Alessandria, the abbot of St. Thomas the Martyr's, Aberb[r]othoc, in the diocese of St. Andrews and the archdeacon of Dunkeld (whom Eugenius IV had also appointed in his letters executory in respect of the said privileges etc.) to execute whenever required by Gilbert the said letters of Eugenius and Nicholas, invoking, if necessary, the aid of the secular arm. The said letters of confirmation and faculty not having been drawn up by reason of pope Nicholas's death, the pope hereby grants that the present letters shall be sufficient proof thereof, and orders the said bishop, abbot and archdeacon, whenever required by Gilbert, to execute alike the said letters of Eugenius and these presents, etc., invoking as above. Ad fut. rei mem. Racioni congruit. (M. Ferrarii. | l. C. Fidelis. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin:Marcii. 2¾ pp. See Cal. Papal Lett., IX, pp. 485, 581, and below, Reg. Lat. DXII., f. 64d. See also Cal. Papal Lett., X, p. 668.]

2 Calixtus III.

1456.
12 Kal. July.
(20 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 48.)
To Richard Tyde, rector of Leverton in the diocese of Lincoln, a completed (formato) bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church any one other benefice, or without that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if etc., and to resign etc., and hold two other incompatible benefices, provided that they be not two parish churches etc. Registered briefly, with ‘Calistus etc.’ address and ‘salutem etc. Litterarum sciencia, vite ac morum honestas aliaque laudabilia probitatis virtutum merita etc. Dispensacio ad [duo] incompatibilia non tamen ad parrochiales etc. in forma. (fn. 3) Datum … (M. Ferrarii. | xxxvi. P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Aprilis.]
10 Kal. June.
(23 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 78d.)
To Thomas Coote, rector of Great Hornyngesherth (rectius Hornyngesheath) in the diocese of Norwich, bachelor in decrees. Dispensation to him, all of whose benefices and their values the pope holds to be expressed by these presents, to receive and retain for life with the said church any one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, or without that church any two benefices with cure and incompatible with one another, even if dignities etc., even if major or principal dignities, or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or hospitals, or one of each, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases etc. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Maii. 1½ pp.]
8 Kal. June.
(25 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 94d.)
To William Baxter, rector of Sprotley in the diocese of York. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 8l. sterling, any one other benefice etc., as above, f. 78d., mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. P. de Legendorff. G. de Porris.) [In the margin: Maii. 11/5 pp.]

1 Calixtus III.

13 Kal. May.
(19 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 96d.)
To John Chawmber, rector of Swyndon in the diocese of Worcester. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church etc. as above, f. 48. Registered briefly, with ‘Calistus etc.’ address and ‘salutem etc. Vite ac morum etc. Dispensacio ad duo incompatibilia ad vitam, non autem ad parrochiales etc. in forma. Datum …’ (M. Ferrarii. | xxxvi. P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin:Martii.]

2 Calixtus III.

13 Kal. June.
(20 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 100.)
To William More, rector of Ledenham in the diocese of Lincoln, S.T.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, any one other benefice etc. as above, f. 78d., mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (—. (fn. 4) | l. P. de Legendorff. A. Lumpe.) [In the margin: Maii. 1⅓ pp.]
Kal. May.
(1 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 5)
(f. 145.)
To Elias Bromfeld, a Friar Minor. Dispensation to him (who is a virtuous and learned man, and has had licence and dimission from the minister of his order (fn. 6) ), at his petition and that of Vincent Clementis, a subdeacon of the pope and collector of the papal camera in England, to receive and retain any benefice with or (et) without cure wont to be governed 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 zelus, litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. P. de Lemdorff [sic]. A. de Montia.) [In the margin: Aprilis. ¾ p.]

1 (?) Calixtus III.

1455 (?).
13 Kal. June.
(20 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 7)
(f. 146d.)
To Robert Udey, rector of Seynt Erven’ in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 26 marks sterling, any one other benefice etc. as above, f. 78d., mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Maii. 12/3 pp.]

1 Calixtus III.

1455.
4 Kal. June.
(29 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 181d.)
To John Touker, literate, of the diocese of Bath and Wells. Absolution, at his recent petition (containing that he had a grant to be created a public notary when he should have completed his twenty-fifth year, but that he was so created below the said age, and has drawn out and composed (fn. 8) public acts and exercised other things belonging to the office of a scribe or notary in all causes and matters, even in spiritual and ecclesiastical causes concerning correction of souls, and has been registrar and also keeper of a register or registers, and that he doubts whether the said acts written etc. (fn. 9) by him may be called in question, and whether he can with a clear conscience exercise in future the said office, especially because at the time of his creation he was under age and had contracted marriage with a widow, and on account of the provincial constitutions of Canterbury, especially the one which begins ‘Cum ex eo conjugati et bigami’ [Lyndwood, Provinciale, lib. III. tit. 3, cap. 2, on pp. 129–130 of the Oxford edition of 1679]) from all sentences of excommunication etc. incurred on account of the aforesaid, as far only as regards the taking effect of these presents; decree validating all acts etc. executed by him, (fn. 10) even in any contracts and spiritual and ecclesiastical causes concerning correction of souls; and grant and indult that he may in future have cognisance and duly terminate in respect of all the above contracts, matters and causes, (fn. 11) even spiritual and ecclesiastical, and exercise therein the office of a notary or scribe, and write and compose acts (fn. 12) and keep registers of acts, and that judges may commit causes to him and receive him as a scribe and notary public in such causes, as if he had been created a notary in his twenty-sixth year and were not married or a bigamist. Exigit tue devotionis. (M. Ferrarii. | xxii. Fidelis. Je. de Sala.) [12/3 pp.]
1455[–6].
6 Kal. March.
(25 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 210.)
To Martin Dyer, a canon of Exeter. Indult for life to take the fruits etc. of his [perpetual] vicarage of Peynton’ in the diocese of Exeter or his other benefices [no values given], whilst studying letters at an university or engaged in the service of the bishop of Exeter and residing in his canonry and prebend of Exeter, and not to be bound to reside in the said benefices, and to rent, let or grant to farm or yearly pension the said fruits to any persons, even laymen; with mandate executory hereby to the bishop of Salisbury, the abbot of St. Mary's, Glastonbury and the dean of Wells. Vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. Fidelis. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Februarii. 2½ pp.]
1455.
12 Kal. May.
(20 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 236.)
To Maurice Macnab. Collation and provision to him, who was lately dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of an unmarried nobleman and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, and is studying in the faculty of canon law in the university of Rome and the Roman court, (fn. 13) of a canonry of Aberdeen, with reservation to the pope's gift, for collation to him, of a prebend and dignity etc. of that church, and also of a benefice with or without cure wont to be assigned to secular clerks, even if it be a dignity or personatus etc., provided that such dignity be not major in the said church of Aberdeen or other cathedral church, or principal in a collegiate church, the value of such benefice, if with cure or a dignity or personatus, not exceeding 25 marks sterling, or 18 if not, in the collation etc. of the bishop and the prior and chapter etc. of St. Andrews. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xiiii. Fidelis. W. Gregorii.) [3 pp.]
1455.
12 Kal. May.
(20 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 237d.)
To the bishops of Spoleto and Dunkeld and the chancellor of the church of Aosta (Augusten.). Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, to cause the above Maurice to be received as a canon of the said church of Aberdeen, and to collate and assign to him a prebend and dignity etc. and benefice as above. Hodie dilecto filio Mauricio. (M. Ferarrii. | xii. Fidelis. W. Gregorii.) [1¼ pp.]

2 Calixtus III.

1456.
Prid. Non. June.
(4 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 269.)
To the prior and convent of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Bruton, in the diocese of Bath and Wells, present and future. Indult, at their recent petition (containing that for the affairs of their monastery they or some of them have at times to go to divers of its places and manors, that their church is in such a damp and watery place that the stones of the altars are at times so wet that it is impossible [for mass] to be celebrated thereon, and that the altar-cloths and ornaments are thereby spoilt (fn. 14) ) that the prior and such of the canons as the prior for the time being shall send on the said business may, as often as expedient, have a portable altar, on which they may in the said manors or other fit places celebrate and cause to be celebrated masses and other divine offices, even before daybreak whenever their business requires it, and also celebrate mass and other divine offices on the altars of the said church with small portable altars, as is done in most other churches. (fn. 15) Precellens apostolice sedis. (M. Ferrarii. | lxx. S. de Spada.) [In the margin:Junii. 4/5 p.]
7 Kal. July.
(25 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 269.)
To all Christ's faithful who shall see these presents. Confirmation of the indulgences and remissions which the late John cardinal bishop of St. Rufina's and by papal dispensation archbishop of Canterbury, William archbishop of York and very many bishops of England, having regard to the devotion of the people who flock to the chapel of St. Mary de Key situate within the cemetery of the chapel of Lyverpolle in the [united] dioceses of Coventry and Lichfield, and to the miracles which God was working therein by the merits of the same Virgin, have granted to all faithful who pray there, or who make an offering for the repair of the said chapel, or for the maintenance of the priests who celebrate [divine offices] therein, or for the adornment of divine worship in the same; with relaxation hereby of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to all who, being penitent and having confessed, visit the said chapel on the feasts of St. Mary and Whitsuntide and the octaves thereof and give alms for such conservation, repair and maintenance, or for such adornment, these presents to hold good for ever. The pope's will is that if any other indulgence have been granted by him to the same chapel, in perpetuity or for a certain time not yet elapsed, the present letters shall be null and void. Et si docente propheta. (M. Ferrarii. | l. P. de Legendorff. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Juni(i). 1 p.]
Kal. July.
(1 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 269d.)
To William, prior of Durham. Licence and authority—seeing that the bishop of Durham resides little at the said church, and is often summoned away to be present at parliament, wherefore the monks cannot conveniently go to him for ordination, and the bishop is sometimes unable to attend to the blessing of chalices, corporals, altar-palls (corporalia pallas altaris) and other ecclesiastical ornaments in the said church and other churches etc. depending on that church, the prior of which like the other like priors of the realm, (fn. 16) wears by papal grant the mitre and pastoral staff—at the said prior's petition and that of John Lax, doctor of laws, a secretary of the pope, for the said prior and his successors to confer on monks of the said church who have made their profession all the minor orders and to bless the said chalices etc., without requiring licence of the bishop for the time being or any other. Sacre religionis. (M. Ferrarii. | lx. P. de Legendorff. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Junii. 1 p. +.]
4 Kal. July.
(28 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 279.)
To Angus de Insulis, rector of the parish church of Kilcolmkill in Morvern (Sancti Columbe in Morovia) in the diocese of Argyll, bachelor in decrees. Dispensation etc., as below. His recent petition contained that after he had been dispensed, on account of illegitimacy as the son of a married man of royal race and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, and after he had, having been so promoted, obtained, canonically collated to him, the above church (fn. 17) ; and that after he had been subsequently dispensed to receive and retain any other benefice with or without cure, even if it were a canonry and prebend, dignity, major or principal, personatus, administration or office in a cathedral or a collegiate church, even if elective and with cure, he obtained [by papal? provision] the rectory of the parish church of Kilchoman (Sancte [sic] Comani) [in the said diocese], but that (inasmuch as incontinently after such provision Alexander Terleti [sic], clerk, of the said diocese of Argyll, falsely alleging that the said rectory belonged to him, appealed from the said provision to the apostolic see and intimated the appeal to Angus) he has not during the suit given up the said church of Kilcolmkill (Sancte [sic] Columbe), but has kept possession as before, lest, if he gave it up and lost the suit, (fn. 18) he should lose both [churches], taking meanwhile the fruits of both rectories. At the said petition, adding that the cure of souls of the said rectories is exercised by perpetual vicars, the pope grants him dispensation that, if he remain in peace in the said rectory of Kilchoman or win it, he may retain it for life together with the said rectory of Kilcolmkill, value not exceeding 10l. and 6l. sterling respectively. The pope wills that Angus (between whom and Andrew Dunnowyn, archdeacon of Sodor, a suit is pending in the apostolic palace about that archdeaconry) shall, as he has offered, as soon as the present letters are expedited, give up the said suit and all right belonging to him in or to the said archdeaconry, for the benefit of the said Andrew, who is in possession thereof, in order that no new adversary be surrogated in the said cause to molest Andrew further with labour and expense; if not, the present letters shall be null and void. Nobilitas generis, litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | l. P. de Legendorff. Julius.) [In the margin: Junii. 2 pp. +.]

(2? ) Calixtus III.

4 Id. June.
(10 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 19)
(f. 299.)
To Richard Aufyn (? rectius Aus[t? ]yn), rector of Brunhan (sic) Norton in the diocese of Norwich, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is also a scholar in theology, to receive and retain for life with the said church (here spelt ‘Brunham Norton’), the value of which the pope holds to be expressed by these presents, any one other benefice etc. as above, f. 78d., mutatis mutandis, e.g. provided that he do not hold together two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages. Litterarum etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxxvi. P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Vulte[r]ris.) [In the margin: Maii. 1½ pp.]

2 Calixtus III.

Ibid.
(f. 322.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Mandate, at the recent petition of John Haxei, layman, of the diocese of Lincoln (containing that formerly, when exercising a certain secular office called [the office] of coroner in the county [court] of Lincoln, [and] when assisting the secular judges [i.e. jurors? ] who exercised justice in criminal causes, and by whose counsel or agency malefactors suffered capital punishment, he sometimes took part, whilst such judgements [i.e. verdicts?] were being made, by examining, collecting together and writing the votes of the same officers and also by reporting the said votes to the [assize?] judge or judges, who were bound to give effect to them by inflieting the penalty of capital punishment and mutilation, although he himself delivered no such sentence nor drew them up, nor otherwise gave help or favour than as pertained to his office; and adding (fn. 20) that, consumed with a great fervour of devotion, he desires to be made a clerk and be promoted to all even holy orders, but doubts whether he has incurred irregularity on account of the foregoing) to dispense him on account of any such irregularity, dispense him to be promoted to all even holy orders and minister therein, even in the ministry of the altar, and to receive and retain any compatible benefices of any number and kind, with and without cure, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and rehabilitate him. Solet apostolice sedis. (—. (fn. 21) | xxxx. P. de Legendorff. G. de Porris.) [In the margin: Junii. 1½ pp.]
Prid. Id. May.
(14 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 336d.)
To Henry York, a canon professed of the monastery of Dorcestre in the diocese of Lincoln, of the order of canons regular of St. Augustine. Dispensation to him, who has made his formal profession of the said order, and is at present a chaplain of the hospital of Holy Trinity and St. Thomas the Martyr, of the English, Rome (in Urbe), to receive and retain for life any benefice with or (vel) 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 a chaplaincy, or a yearly salary wont to be given to priests in England or elsewhere, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases; and in secular churches wherein he shall serve at divine worship to wear the habit of his profession under an honest priest's garment of a dark (obscuri) colour, without requiring licence of his superior or any other. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxv. P. de Le[ge]ndorff. Jo. de Camerino. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Junii. 1 p.]
Prid. Id. May.
(14 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 337.)
To Thomas Thorpe, a monk professed of the monastery of Kyrkyste[d], of the order of Cîteaux, in the diocese of Lincoln. (fn. 22) Dispensation to him, who has made his formal profession as a Cistercian monk, (fn. 23) to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure … other, as in the preceding. Religionis etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. (fn. 24) P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Camerino. S. de Spada.) [In the margin:Junii. 1 p.]
4 Kal. June.
(29 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 25)
(f. 337d.)
To Richard Ryngstede, prior of the Benedictine monastery of St. Edmund de Bruy (sic), immediately belonging to the Roman church, in the diocese of Norwich. Indult to choose any fit and discreet priest, secular or regular, as his confessor, who, after hearing his confessions, may grant him absolution, namely, once only in cases reserved to the apostolic see, in other cases as often as opportune, and enjoin penance, and may absolve him from all sentences of excommunication etc., dispense him on account of irregularity and rehabilitate him, and (or other confessor of the prior's choice) may grant him, being contrite and having confessed, plenary remission of all his sins, once only, in the hour of death; with the usual conditions about making satisfaction to those to whom it is due, against abuse of the present indult, and about Friday fasting for a year, or, if he do so already, fasting on another day of the week, or, if hindered during the said year, doing so during the following year, which fasting, or part thereof, if impossible, his confessor may commute into other words of piety. Provenit ex tue devotionis affectu. (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Camerino. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Junii. 1⅓ pp.]
Ibid. (fn. 26)
(f. 338.)
To John, (fn. 27) priest, of the diocese of York, S.T.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any two incompatible benefices with or without cure, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or major or principal dignities, or one of each, or personatus etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. (M. Ferrarii. | l. P. de Legendorff. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Maii. 1½ pp.]
16 Kal. July.
(16 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 341d.)
Safe conduct, for a year, for John Neuport, knight, chamberlain and counsellor of the king of Aragon, of the diocese of Winchester, and for fifteen members of his household or companions. Registered briefly: ‘Littera passus duratura ad annum pro domino Joanne Neuport, milite camarlengo et consiliario regis Aragonum Wintonien. dioc. cum quindecim familiaribus sive sociis, ut in forma, sub data Romeanno secundo.’ (M. Ferrarii. | Constantinus. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape.)

1 Calixtus III.

16 Kal. May.
(16 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 347d.)
Annulment etc., as below. Nicholas V granted in commendam to Thomas bishop of Dunkeld (who, when dwelling in the Council of Basel got provision made to him by the members thereof of the church of Dunkeld, without having any hope, as is believed, of being able to obtain possession of the rule and administration of the goods thereof, got himself appointed bishop, and in virtue of such provision and appointment got himself consecrated) the parish church of Carnismule alias Kirkynner in the diocese of Whiteherne, under pretext whereof he obtained possession; and, upon the voidance of the Cistercian monastery of Cupar in the diocese of St. Andrews, to which several parish churches are annexed, it was granted in commendam by papal authority to the same bishop, under pretext of which he obtained possession of the rule and administration of the goods thereof, and thenceforward held the said monastery together with the said parish church, as he is believed to do at present. Seeing that as the pope has learned, so many parish churches, wont to be governed by secular clerks, have been united in perpetuity to monasteries and other regular places of the said diocese of Whiteherne that few now remain to be collated to such secular clerks, that the said bishop can easily support himself and becomingly keep up his state from the fruits etc. of the said monastery, worth about 1,500 gold florins of the camera a year, that it has been ordained by royal authority in favour of churches in Scotland that the obtaining of such commende in prejudice of the said churches ought not to be granted, and that the said church of Kyrkynner is distant a hundred miles from the said monastery and is without a rector, the pope hereby revokes and annuls, motu proprio, the said commenda of the church of Kirkynner, the letters drawn up about it, etc. and the consequences thereof, etc., orders the said letters and the petition, from which they proceeded, to be cancelled from his registers, and removes the said bishop Thomas from possession of the said church, if in virtue of the said commenda he holds and possesses it. Ad fut. rei mem. Licet universis. (M. Ferrarii. | l. P. de Legendorff. C. Fidelis.) [In the margin: Aprilis. 1⅓ pp. Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hib. et Scot. Hist. Illust., p. 401, No. 778, from ‘Reg. Secret. Tom. XXII. fol. 347,’ i.e. the present Register. See also above, Reg. Vat. CCCCXLIII, f. 44d.]

2 Calixtus III.

7 Id. June.
(7 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 352d.)
To John Buk, a Benedictine monk of St. John Baptist's, Colchester, in the diocese of London. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain and member of the household of Prosper, cardinal deacon of St. George's in Velabro, called [the cardinal] of Colonna, to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be held by monks of the said order, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a chantry, and if of the patronage of laymen, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (—. (fn. 28) | xxv. P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Maii. ¾ p.]
Ibid. Confirmation (the pope having learned that the house or hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr of Acre (de Aconia) in the city of London, of the order of the Cruciferi living under the rule of St. Augustine (fn. 29) , has been from its primeval foundation and endowment laudably endowed in lands and possessions, etc.) out of consideration for Henry king of England, and at the petition of the master and brethren (confratrum), of the said foundation and endowment, with all its houses, lands, tenements, members, possessions, both spiritual and temporal, immunities, exemptions from secular exactions, appropriations, rights and appurtenances, granted by kings and princes and all other faithful and especially by the said king Henry in any parliament of his, and especially in his parliament held at Westminster in the fourth year of his reign, together with all privileges of popes and kings, princes and other faithful, especially the privileges granted by Alexander IV; with perpetual statute and ordinance hereby, in order that the master shall not wear a different habit from that of the brethren, (fn. 30) that whoever is elected master in future shall, before he administers or receives the obedience of the brethren, make his profession and put on the regular habit as the other brethren have been wont to do for a hundred years and more from time immemorial (fn. 31) ; with exhortation also hereby to all archbishops, bishops, abbots and other prelates of the realm and the rectors and perpetual vicars of parish churches to treat well the collectors, messengers and quæstors (fn. 32) of the said house, and cause them to be treated well by others, exhorting their people to open liberal hands towards the said hospital. Ad perp. rei mem. Etsi cunctis ecclesiastici. (M. Ferrarii. | l. P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Aprilis. 1½ pp. See an extract from the Rot. Parl. 23 Hen. VI. in Monasticon, Vol. VI., p. 647.]
3 Id. May.
(13 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 353d.)
Confirmation, at the [recent] petition of John Bateman, [now] priest, then rector of Burgh in the diocese of Ely (containing that he lately, with licence of the bishop and the prior, archdeacon and chapter of Ely, and of Henry king of England, erected and founded a certain perpetual ecclesiastical benefice without cure, called a chantry, under the name of St. Mary and SS. Thomas the Martyr, archbishop of Canterbury, and Catherine the Virgin, in the chapel of the Annunciation of the same St. Mary in the said parish church, and endowed it for a chaplain) of the said erection etc., and of the letters drawn up for the purpose. Ad fut. rei mem. Pastoralis officii debitum. (M. Ferrarii. | xxiiii. P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Maii. 1 p. See Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1446–1452, pp. 301, 302.]
15 Kal. July.
(17 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 361d.)
To John Wisbeche, a Benedictine monk of Thorney in the diocese of Ely. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks or regular persons of any order, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a chantry or an annual, and if of the patronage of laymen, serve it in person in divine offices, and exercise the cure and administration of such parish church or perpetual vicarage and the cure of souls of the parishioners thereof, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (M. Ferrarii. | xxx. P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Vulterris.) [¾ p.]
7 Kal. July.
(25 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 393d.)
Safe conduct for John Lax, doctor of laws, a secretary of the pope, and for eight companions. Registered briefly: ’Littera passus in forma pro domino Joanne Lax legum doctore secretario domini nostri pape, cum octo, sub data Rome apud …’ (M. Ferrarii. | S. de Spada. de Curia.) [See below, p. 128.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with ‘Calixt. iii. Secreta. L. iv. A. i. ii. Tom. xxii.’ Inside it is the usual front half of the original sheepskin binding, with ‘Liber primus (apparently corrected from iiiius.) sanctissimi domini nostri domini Calisti pape iii. de anno secundo (written upon the therefore almost illegible words ‘primo et,’ and followed by the repetition of ‘secundo’) and ‘M. Ferrarii,’ below which is ‘Indulgentia de Pater noster et de Ave Maria in meridie.’ There are other unimportant contemporary notes, e.g. the usual ‘Vidit Ph.’ and one contemporary scribbler has got as far as the Lucretian ‘Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere [causas]. There is also, as in many of these Registers (cf. notes to Reg. CCCCXLVIII and CCCCXLIX, above) the 16th century Visum V(ictorius) Cl(ementinus). There are some 20 pp. of ‘Rubricelle,’ headed ‘Secuntur Rubricelle primi (written above ‘quarti’ which is cancelled) libri de anno 2 (the words ‘de anno 2o’ are inserted above the line) sanctissimi domini nostri domini Calisti divina providentia pape iii. de bullis registratis apud dominum Michaelem Ferrarii dicti sanctissimi domini nostri pape secretarium, incepti [sic] de mense Aprilis mcccclvi.’ There are ff. i. to ccccv. of text, at the end of which is the usual ‘Gaspar Blondus.’
2 monasterium ipsum ex tunc nunc vero triennio rexeris et administraveris laudabiliter et solerter prout etiam regis et administras de presenti, eciam absque reclamacione seu opposicione quacunque, tu tamen attendens aliquos ex eligentibus sua in te vota minime direxisse, et per consequens electionem de te factam huiusmodi non fuisse per omnes ad quos spectabat concorditer celebratam, quamquam alias canonica extiterit, tu dubitas ex hoc eidem monasterio cum consciencie scrupulo presidere nisi per sedem predictam tibi de remedio desuper provideatur opportuno. …
3 This is the first time this type of dispensation has occurred so briefly registered.
4 i.e. the usual name in the margin is wanting.
5 In the date, which ended ‘anno primo,’ the word ‘primo’ is cancelled, and ‘secundo’ substituted in the margin by ‘M. Jornet.’
6 qui homo virtuosus et doctus ac per ministrum tui ordinis licenciatus et dimissus ut asseritur extitisti.
7 Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno incarnationis dominice millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo sexto, terciodecimo Kal. Junii pontificatus nostri anno primo.’ The ‘sexto’ and ‘primo’ do not accord; so that it is doubtful whether the date is 1455, 20 May, anno 1 or 1456, 20 May, anno 2; cf. below, f. 299.
8 conscripsisti et dictasti.
9 acta scripta cognita ut dictata per te posse impugnari.
10 omnia et singula cognita actitata scripta et dictata.
11 in omnibus contractibuscognoscere et debite terminare.
12 actaque scribere et dictare.
13 quique in studio alme urbis et Romane curie in facultate decretorum studes.
14 quod lapides altarium in ea existentium tanta aliquando humiditate habundant ut in eis nequeat commode celebrari, panni quoque et ornamenta eorundem altarium propterea corrumpantur.
15 ac etiam in altaribus dicte ecclesie huiusmodi cum portatilibus altaribus parvis prout est moris ac in plerisque aliis ecclesiis observatur missascelebrare. …
16 prout ceteri similes ciusdem regni priores.
17 Here with spelling ‘Moravia.’
18 sed quia incontinenti post provisionem huiusmodi dilectus filius Alexander Terleti (sic) …, pretendens minus veraciter rectoriam ipsam ad se spectare, ab huiusmodi provisione, falso asserens exinde indebite se gravari, ad sedem apostolicam appellavit ac appellationem huiusmodi tibi intimavit, tu, timens litium eventus qui dubii sunt, durante lite seu contraversia (sic) huiusmodi infra primi fatalis spatium ac etiam ex tunc attendens quod appellanti ad suam appellationem prosequendam ex causa de jure indulgetur biennii pari similitudine rationis eandem rectoriam sancte (sic) Columbe prout ad id te non teneri credebas sicuti etiam credis de presenti minime dimisisti, quin imo illius possessionem ut prius, ne eam dimittendo et in sentencia forsan succumbendo utraque carcres seu destitutus remaneres, continuasti prout continuas etiam de presenti, fructus utriusque rectoriarum predictarum interim percipiendo
19 Datum Romemillesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo sexto, quarto Id. Junii pontificatus nostri anno primo.’ The ‘sexto’ and ‘primo’ do not accord, so that the date is either 1455, 10 June, anno 1, or 1456, 10 June, anno 2. The latter is perhaps more probable on account of the date of the next letter, f. 322. Cf. above, f. 146d. and below, f. 337d.
20 peticio continebat quod olim ipse, quoddam officium seculare coronatoris nuncupatum in curia temporali ac comitatu Lincolnien. gerens, judicibus secularibus justiciam in causis criminalibus exercentibus, de quorum consilio seu opere malefactores qui in eorum potestate perveniunt ultimo supplicio affici consueverunt assistens, nonnunquam dum talia judicia fierent eorundem officialium vota perscrutando recoligendo et scribendo, necnon vota huiusmodi illi seu illis iudicibus qui ulteriorem executionem penam sanguinis et ultimi supplicii ac mutilationis menbrorum (sic) inferendo facere tenebantur referendo interfuit, licet ipse aliquam sententiam huiusmodi non protulerit nec eas conscripserit aut alias quam suum ad officium pertineret in hoc consilium auxilium vel favorem prestiterit. Cum autem, sicut eadem peticio subiungebat
21 i.e. the usual subscription in the margin is wanting.
22 monacho professo monasterii de Kyrkyste[d] (the ‘r’ is inserted above the line) ordinis sancti Augustini [sic] Cistercien. ordinis (the word ‘ordinis’ only is cancelled) Lincolniensis diocesis.
23 ordinem sancti Augustini [sic] Cistercien. monachorum expresse professus existis.
24 There seems no obvious reason for the difference between this tax and that of the preceding dispensation.
25 Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno incarnationis dominice millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo sexto, quarto Kal. Junii, pontificatus nostri anno primo,’ ‘primo’ being apparently in error for ‘secundo’ as in the immediately preceding and especially in the following letters; cf. above, ff. 146d. and 299, 347d.
26 Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno incarnationis dominice millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo sexto, quarto Kal. Junii pontificatus nostri anno secundo.
27 No blank space has been left for the surname, which has evidently been omitted inadvertently.
28 The subscription in the margin (usually M. Ferrarii) is not given.
29 domus sive hospitale sancti Thome martiris de Aconia in civitate Londoniarum ordinis cruciferorum sub regula Sancti Augustini degencium.
30 ne magisterin habitu diverso a fratribus dicte domus sive hospitalis incedat.
31 a centum annis citra et ultra per tempus immemoratum.
32 collectores nuncios et questores.