Lateran Regesta 44
1393-1397

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'Lateran Regesta 44: 1393-1397', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 5: 1398-1404 (1904), pp. 1-23. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104099 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. XLIV.

8 Boniface IX.

De Regularibus.

1396.
18 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 1.)
Ordinance fixing the mode of succession to the office of prior provincial of the Carmelites of the province of England. Their recent petition contained that the province, in order to avoid the unequal sending (promocionem) of its friars to the universities, has been by a late statute divided into four sections (distinctiones) corresponding to the four districts (plagas) of England, west, south, north, and east, and called the Oxford, London, York and Norwich sections respectively, in order that from those sections an equal number of friars may be yearly sent to the universities, and there, according to a certain cycle and sequence of years and of the sections themselves [see below], be admitted to the degree of bachelor and master, from which four sections are chosen, one from each, in every chapter provincial, four diffinitores to decide the causes and business of the province; and that it sometimes happens, as of old before this statute was made, that one district of the province, moved by private affection, has sent (promorit) as far as possible its own friars to take their degree at the universities, so that for thirty or forty years the office of provincial has been kept in one section to the exclusion of the others, as though it would, by title of prescription, endeavour to retain it perpetually; whence dissensions or discords are likely to arise. The pope, in order to do away with this inequality, decrees and ordains that just as it has been hitherto the custom at the universities for a friar to attain the degree of bachelor and doctor in turn from the sections of London, York, Norwich, and Oxford, in that sequence, so in the same way shall the succession to the office of prior provincial take place. Ad perpetuam rei memoriam. Regularis observancie.
1396.
3 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 4.)
Confirmation with exemplification, on petition of the Benedictine abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, of letters patent of Thomas [Arundel] now archbishop of Canterbury, then archbishop of York, primate of England and legate of the apostolic see, dated in his chapel of Thorp by York, 21 November, 1392, the fifth year of his translation. These letters patent state that on a recent visitation of his city and diocese, having heard that the said abbot and convent held to their uses certain churches and other possessions, he ordered them to appear before him with their titles, which after due examination he has declared to be good and not to be again called in question by him. These possessions are as follows: the parish church of St. Mary, York, with its dependent chapels of St. Olave Fulford, Popilton, Askhambrian, and Knapton; the churches of Duncaster, Burtonnanneys, Rudstane, Overton, Lastyngham, and Milton, with their dependent chapels; portions of tithes, partial tithes, and yearly pensions, as underwritten, that is to say, in the archdeaconry of York, from the church of St. Michael at Ousebridge (ad pontem Use), York, and the rector of the same, a yearly pension of 36s.; from the church of St. Saviour, York, one of 10s.; from the church of St. Wilfrid, York, one of 6s. 8d.; from the church of St. Crux, York, one of 20s.; from the church of Gerford one of 30s.; in the parish of Harworde (sic) two parts of the tithe of sheaves from the demesne lands of the lord of Harwode; in the parish of Neuton in the Wilowes, tithes of the demesne lands, meadows, mill, and the manor of the late Sir Simon de Kyme, lord of the same town. Also in the archdeaconry of East Riding, from the vicarage and vicar of Burtonannays a yearly pension of 16 marks; from the church of Hugate one of 40s.; from the church of Foxholes one of 12 marks; from the church of Langton near Malton one of 2s.; from the church of Hornsee one of 100s., with a moiety of the tithe of the sea fishery; from the church of Kirkeby in Hundolfdale one of 20s., with a moiety of the tithe of sheaves, hay and lambs of the parish, the tithe of four bovates of land in the parish, the great and lesser tithes of four and a half carucates of land in the parish which the said religious cultivate at their own charges, and the tithe of their wool and yearly lambs in the parish; in the parish of Langton near Malton the tithe of sheaves of seven carucates of land of the demesne lands of the lord of Vesey; in the parish of Skirpenbeke two parts of the tithe of sheaves of the lord of Skirpenbeke, and of seventeen bovates of land, and the tithe of three fields (culturis) brought into cultivation by the baron and lord of Skirpenbeke; two parts of the tithe of sheaves from the lands of the said lord in the parish of Bugthorp; two parts of the tithe of sheaves from the demesne lands of the lord of Scrayngham in the parish of that name; two parts of the tithe of sheaves from the demesne lands of [the lord of] Buttercrambe in the parish of that name; two parts of the tithe of sheaves from their own demesne lands which the religious themselves cultivate in Elmeswell. In the archdeaconry of Cleveland, from the vicarage of Salton a pension of 10s.; from the church of Normanby one of 10s.; from the church of Fosteton one of 6s. 8d.; from the church of Shirteshoton (sic) one of 20 marks; from the church of Gillyng in Ridale one of 4 marks. In the archdeaconry of Nottingham, from the church of Cotom a pension of 24s.; from the church of Hikelyng one of 26s. 8d.; from the church of Graneby one of 8 marks; from the church of Stretton in the Clay one of 6s. 8d. In the archdeaconry of Richm [ond] the cells of St. Martin by Richmond [and] St. Bee (Bege) in Coupelande, with all their appurtenances; the churches of Bryneston, Catteryke, with its dependent chapels of Bolton, Hippeswell, and Huddeswell; Gillynge, with its dependent chapels of Forsete, Hoton, Barton, Couton, Berford, Erium, and Mortham; Middelton, Kirkeby in Lonesdale, Kirkeby in Kendale, and the church of St. Bee; tithes and partial portions, that is to say, from the demesne [lands] of the earl of Richmond in the parish of Est Witon; in Multon in the parish of Middelton two parts of the tithe of sheaves; in Snape in Well in the parish of Well two parts of the tithe of sheaves; in Carleton in Coverdale in the parish of Coverham two parts of the tithe of sheaves; in Spenythorn in Thornton Watlous two parts of the tithe of sheaves of the demesne [lands] of the late Ribald; also in Laybura, in the parish of Wendesley; in Dalton on These, in the parish of Crofte from two carucates of land; in Attelowe Couton from the demesne [lands] of the late Wymar the steward (dapiferi) two parts of the tithe of sheaves; in Fletham; from Stuartbrige in the parish of Kirkeby from the demesne [lands] of the late Odo the chamberlain (camerarii) two parts of the tithe of sheaves; in Londo in the parish of Kirkeby Ravenswath; in Withffe (sic) two parts of the tithe of sheaves; in Scotton from eight carucates of land all the tithe of sheaves, with a moiety of hay from the demesne [lands] of the late Akkar; in Andreby; in Morton two parts of the tithe of sheaves; in Warloweby; in Thirnetost (sic) a third part of the tithe of sheaves of the demesne [lands] of the late Asketell; in Crofte, Barton, Halnatby, Stapilton, Cleseby, Aldeburgh, Caldewell, Brumpton, Sketeby, Burton Constable, and Bellerby, a third part of the tithe of sheaves [of the demesne lands] of the late Nisard Musard; in Langton a third part of the tithe of sheaves of the demesne [lands] of the late Hugh Jarnegane; in Kirkan, in Aske, in Bertenby, Carleton, Berforde, a third part of the tithe of sheaves of the demesne [lands]; in the parish of Scurueton; in Westanfelde, from the demesne [lands] a third part of the tithe of sheaves; in Estanfelde; in Anderby; in the parish[es] of Kircelyngton and Pikehall two parts of the tithe of sheaves of the demesne [lands]; in Swayneby from two carucates of land of the demesne [lands] in the said parish of Pikehall a third part of the tithe of sheaves; from the demesne [lands] of Robert and William of — and in Midelton; in the parish of Wath two parts of the tithe of sheaves, and a third part of the tithes of the sheaves of the demesne [lands] of Elias (Elie) son of Morker; in Melborby; in Great Crakehall two parts of the tithe of sheaves of the demesne [lands] of the lord; in Scorton; of the small (minutis) tithes of the house of Henry son of John two parts, of the house of Gilbert of Walton a third part, of the mill of the same town in the name of tithe 5s., to wit (saltem) of the house of the said Henry son of John two parts, of the house of the said Gilbert a third part; of the mill of Colbourne 2s. 6d., and two parts of the small tithes of the houses or manors of John de Bretton and Adam de Maughneby in the said town of Colbourne; in the town of Ellerton of the house of Hugh Malbys two parts of the small tithes, and of the house of Alan son of Brian de Kilwardeby a third part; in Coupeland all the tithes of the demesne [lands] of the lord of Coupeland through the whole of Coupeland; the tithes which hitherto the rector of the church of Egremond has been wont to take, except the mortuaries of Cudrikby; the tithes of Holm and of the fishery of Egnee and Esk; yearly pensions in parts of Rich[mond], namely from the church of Rich[mond] 100s. and 20lbs. of wax; from the church of Kirkeby Ravenswath 42s.; from the vicarage of Gilling 100s.; from the vicarage of Caterik 1 mark; from the vicarage of Midelton 5½ marks; from the church of Croste (sic) 10l.; from the church of Smethton 100s.; from the church of Pat[ric]k Brumpton 17s. 4d.; from Hawkeswell 20s.; from the vicarage of Brunston 1 mark; in excess of the custom (ultra mores vero) of the said archdeaconry, from the church of Quytyngham 10s.; from Qwytbek (Whitbeck) 5s.; from Bothill 4s.; from Corney 2s.; from Egremond 22s.; from Haveryngton 2s.; from Wirkynton 4 marks; from the chapel of Cliston (sic) 2s.; from the chapels of Gresmere and Wynandremere 5 marks; from Eversham 40s.; from Bethom 40s.; from Burthon 4 marks. The petition of the abbot and convent states that they exhibited to archbishop Thomas papal letters, letters of the archbishops and of the chapter of York, and other authentic letters and instruments; and adds that such exhibitions and proofs cannot be made without great labours, danger and expense, that on account of their age seals get broken and writings injured (de facili cor[r]umpantur) in their transfer from place to place, and that they doubt whether, notwithstanding archbishop Thomas's letters, they may not be molested and compelled to make exhibition again by the present archbishop and his successors, and by other inferior ordinaries within whose jurisdictions the said churches etc. are situate. The pope not only confirms as above, but grants that in future they shall not be compelled, in questions of such right or title, to make exhibition otherwise than by the said archbishop's letters, to which full belief shall be given as though the original instruments were themselves produced. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.) 4¼ pp. [See Monasticon, III. 566.]
1397.
14 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 7.)
To the convent or canons and other ministers of the house of St. Anthony, London, of the order of St. Augustine. Indult to say the canonical hours and celebrate divine offices according to the Use of Sarum until they are able to obtain, which at present they cannot conveniently do, the books necessary to do so according to the rule of their order. Sincere devocionis.
1396.
14 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 8.)
To the bishop of Dax, the abbot of Eynesham in the diocese of Lincoln, and the dean of London. Mandate to restore to the Benedictine abbot and convent of Abyndon in the diocese of Salisbury, certain burial rights, as below. Their petition contained that they of ancient custom had on the death of parishioners of the parish church, called a chapel, of St. Helen, incorporated to them, and their burial in the cemetery of the monastery church, the right of taking and exacting (percipiendi et lerandi) legacies and bequests (legata et relieta) made to them [on account of burial] thereby, and for each body a candle and a farthing, all (integras) oblations and other emoluments arising out of obits and anniversaries; and that they, upon Henry Brit or Bric, the perpetual vicar, and the parishioners trying to get a place adjoining the parish church dedicated for burials, and to take the said legacies and emoluments, appealed to the apostolic see. That afterwards, when the said vicar and parishioners, under pretext that special licence had been granted by the said see [see Lat. Reg. xii. f. 115d.], got the said place dedicated, the abbot and convent appealed again. That the cause was committed at their instance by the present pope to Master Branda de Castilione, papal chaplain and auditor [see ibid. xxv. f. 158d.], before whom Master John Lance, their proctor, appeared, stating that the new cemetery had, after the said appeals and commission, been dedicated and consecrated, and bodies of the following persons buried therein, namely, William atte Grene, priest; William Mullewarde, William Shakul, Robert Poreman, John Carroway, William Tylare of Bristol, Richard and Julian Symonis, Jota or Joca Johannis, John Kent, Robert son of Walter Sawyare, Peter son of William Shakul, William and John sons of John Couper, brothers, Simon son of John Spane, John son of John Masoun, William son of John Batteshore, John son of Thomas Bakere, Robert son of Thomas Hakeborune, Julian, Henry, and John sons of Simon Harwe, John son of Robert Liford, John son of Thomas Smyth, Denis and William sons of Matthew Couper, John son of Thomas Payntour, William son of John Bouchere, Richard son of David Werkman, John son of Thomas Wolmonger, Richard son of John Cardmakere, Johnson of Richard Proute, laymen; Emma Towneshende and Agnes Stotardi; Cecily daughter of the aforesaid Thomas Hakeburne, Agnes and Alice daughters of the aforesaid Alice Simon Harwe, Margaret daughter of Robert Clerk, daughter of Richard Lambhurde, Margery daughter of Thomas Hamburmakere, Alice daughter of Matthew Fotere, Matilda daughter of John Grym, Spiser, Matilda daughter of Richard Horseman, Elizabeth daughter of John London, Agnes daughter of William Northcote, Cristina daughter of James Grey, Elizabeth daughter of Robert Northcote, Matilda daughter of John Blockley, Matilda daughter of John Shakul, Margery daughter of Thomas Hul, Cristina daughter of John Webbe, Beatrice daughter of Elizabeth Matmaker; Edith wife of Patrick Warkman, Eve wife of David Werkman, Emma wife of Richard atte Water, Alice wife of Richard Rokkynne, Denise wife of John Ponche Boch; Isabella, Alice, and Cristina, hand-maids (ancillarum) of AdamTaylour, John Shakul, and Adam Taylour respectively, parishioners of the said parish; for whom the vicar celebrated masses and other divine offices, despoiling the abbot and convent of their right to the said legacies, etc. That the said proctor prayed for the revocation of such proceedings (attemptata) producing public instruments and other muniments in proof. That thereupon Master John Scrivani, proctor of the vicar and parishioners, took certain exceptions against the above proof before the auditor, who, at the instance of Lance, cited Scrivani by a papal courier (cursor) to hear sentence on a certain day, and on his not appearing pronounced unlawful and annulled the said licence, dedication, consecration, burials and burial dues, made, as above, after the said appeals, ordered the exhumation of the bodies buried, and their re-burial in the cemetery of the monastery church, restoring the abbot and convent to their burial rights and dues, and condemning the vicar to make restitution, and him and the parishioners to pay costs. That the vicar and parishioners’ appeal was committed to the late Andrew, bishop of Llandaff, then papal chaplain and auditor, who, at the instance of Lance cited Scrivani by a papal courier to appear on a certain day to hear sentence, and on his not appearing declared the procedure and pronouncement by Master Branda, as far as regarded the exhumation of the bodies of the above Edith wife of Patrick Wyckman (sic), and of John [son] of Richard Proute, to be bad and the appeal good, but as far as regarded the other points to be good and the appeal bad. That a further appeal from the bishop's sentence of the vicar and parishioners was committed to Master Nicholas de Borrellis, papal chaplain and auditor, who at the instance of Lance cited Scrivani as before to justify the appeal and finally, both being present, confirmed the said sentence, and disallowed the appeal. That afterwards Masters Branda and Nicholas condemned the vicar and parishioners in costs to the amount of 60 and 40 gold florins of the camera respectively in regard to the causes heard by them. The pope therefore orders the above-named three executors to publish the said sentences and to restore the abbot and convent to the state in which they were before the said attempts, to cause the bodies to be exhumed, except the two named, and to be re-buried as above, and satisfaction to be made to the abbot and convent in respect of the said candles, legacies, and other emoluments, and the costs. Exhibita nobis. [6¾ pp.]
14 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 11.)
To the bishop of Dax, and the abbots of Eynesham and Westminster. Mandate to execute sentence, as below, in favour of the above-named abbot and convent of Abingdon. The petition of the abbot and convent contained the circumstances related above and their two appeals. That the pope committed the cause to the late Andrew bishop of Llandaff, then chaplain and auditor, before whom appeared Master William Gutman, as substitute for Master John Lance, their proctor, who set forth that the vicar, after the appeals, had buried John son of Richard Proute and Edith wife of Patrick Werkman, in the new cemetery which he had caused to be dedicated and consecrated, and prayed for the revocation of the vicar's proceedings, producing public instruments, etc. in proof. That thereupon Master John Scrivani, the vicar's proctor, was cited to oppose such proof and did not appear. That he was then cited to hear sentence, and upon his not appearing the bishop gave sentence for the exhumation of the said two bodies and their re-burial in the precincts of the monastery church, and condemned the vicar to make restitution in respect of candles, etc. and to pay costs. That afterwards the bishop cited John, at William's instance, to be present at the taxation of the costs, and on his not appearing, taxed them at 40 florins. The pope hereby ratifies the bishop's proceedings, orders the above three executors to publish the sentence, restoring the abbot and convent to their former position, and causing the two bodies to be exhumed and re-buried as above, and satisfaction to be made to the abbot and convent in respect of the said candles, etc. and costs. Exhibita nobis. [3 pp.]
3 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 15d.)
Ratification of what has been done in virtue of the reconciliation indult granted by Urban V. to the prior of Worcester, with extension thereof. Clement VI. granted to the late John de Evesham, prior of Worcester, an indult, by which the prior, or in the event of his death or absence the sub-prior, was enabled, in the absence of the diocesan, to reconcile his church and cemetery when necessary, the water being blessed by a bishop. [Reg. Vat. cci. f. 55d.] On the translation of bishop John to York, it was on the part of bishop Reginald untruly suggested to Innocent VI. that this indult tended to the injury of the bishop, whereupon that pope decreed that it could be exercised only during the voidance of the see or the absence of the bishop from the realm [ibid. ccxxxi. f. 175d]. Afterwards Urban V. granted the prior, and during his death or absence the sub-prior, the privilege of reconciling churches of the city and diocese subject to them, even those subject in temporals only, and their cemeteries [ibid. ccliv. f. 39]. At the petition of John Malverne, the present prior, the pope ratifies all that has been done by him and by priors and sub-priors concerning the reconciliation of the church of Worcester and its cemetery by virtue of the indult of Urban V., and grants that the prior for the time being, or in his absence or death the sub-prior, alike during the voidance of the see and the absence of the bishop, may reconcile as well the church of Worcester as other churches subject, whether in spirituals or in temporals, to the prior, the sub-prior, or the said church, or otherwise impropriated to them, or of which the prior, the subprior, or the chapter have the patronage, together with cemeteries thereof, the water being first blessed as above. Ad fut. rei mem. Illas devotas preces. (De mandato.)
1397.
2 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 25.)
To the Benedictine abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York. Indult to the abbot and his successors and convent to sell or let to farm for a suitable time to clerks or laymen, all fruits, rents and profits of their manors, churches, chapels, tithes, portions, and other possessions, without licence of ordinaries. Quociens illud. (De mandato.)
1397.
Ibid.
To the same. Indult to the abbot and his successors and convent to sell and alienate serfs (servos) and born bondmen (nativos) of the monastery who have not acknowledged their serfdom (servitutem) or have without leave taken themselves off from the demesne of the monastery to other places beyond its liberty and district. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 25d.
To the bishop of Durham, the abbot of Selby, and the precentor of York. Confirmation, at the recent petition of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, of a sentence in their favour, with mandate to execute the same. Their petition contained that Roger Wygyngton, John Hoke, Robert Qweldale, Robert Hoy, Richard Scharpill, Henry Dubber, Thomas Sadeler, Stephen Scherman, John Wygyngton, John Lette, and William Newland, laymen, parishioners of St. Olave's without the walls, York, refused to contribute to the repair, which devolves on the parishioners, of the nave of the said church, appropriated to St. Mary's monastery, York, against whom John de Botlesham, canon of Lincoln, deputed by Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury, then archbishop of York, gave sentence, declaring them and the other parishioners together with the inhabitants of hamlets in the parish, and none other, to be bound according to the laudable custom of the realm of England and the synodal statute of Walter Grey, sometime archbishop of York [Wilkins, Concilia III. 676], to bear the burden of the said repair, condemning them to contribute thereto, and ordering it to be begun within the following month and finished before the next feast of the nativity of St. John Baptist, under penalty of 20l. to be applied to the fabric of the cathedral church of St. Peter, York.
Exemplification is given of the public instrument dated, according to the computation of the English church, in the year 1395 [6], March 24, indiction 4, the 7th year of the present pope, in the choir of St. Olave's, in the presence of the notary public and witnesses named below, and containing (i) the proctorial power conferred by abbot Thomas and the convent on John de Kirkeby, Thomas de Thorp, monks of the monastery, and Master Nicholas de Esyngwald, dated at the monastery 1 November, 1389; (ii) the sentence as above, of Master John de Botlesham, licentiate in canon law, canon of Lincoln, chancellor and judge of Thomas archbishop of York, primate of England and legate of the apostolic see, delivered in presence of the said Master Nicholas, and of the said parishioners, omitting the third, fourth and fifth and last names, and adding those of Thomas Nayler and John Bolton. The public instrument was witnessed by Masters Thomas de Castro Bernardi, rector of Cottenham in the diocese of Ely, Alan de Newerk, John de Harrewode, advocates of the court of York, Sirs John de Neulande and Robert de Miton, chaplains, of the diocese of York, and many others; and drawn up by Thomas Grenewode, clerk of the same diocese, public notary and scribe of the said chancellor. Justis et honestis. (De mandato.)

4 Boniface IX.

1393.
Id. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 31.)
Decree exempting Walter Sommirton, Friar Preacher, papal chaplain, from the effect of the papal ordinance made on 8 Id. of the present month, upon the relation of Richard king of England and others, which forbade the abuse, by some friars preachers in England who happen to be papal chaplains, of their privileges as such, and required their submission to their priors and superiors. Ad fut. rei mem. Dudum videlicet octavo. (Cancellata quia alibi registrata de anno quarto, N. de Ben[eren]to.) [i.e., Lat. Reg. xxvi. f. 133d.]

8 Boniface IX.

1397.
10 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 37d.)
Revocation and annullation, as being likely to give rise to many inconveniences, of the letters whereby lately the present pope—exempting as long as the present schism should last, the Cistercian order in England, Wales and Ireland, from the jurisdiction of the pretended abbot of Citeaux, as an adherent of the anti-pope Clement VII., and of any other abbot without the said realm and parts, and from the obligation of attending any chapter-general to be celebrated, unless by papal authority, without the realm—ordered the abbots of Boxley (Bexelera), Stratford (Stratafordia) and de Graciis, in the dioceses of Canterbury and London, to convoke the order in the said realm and parts as often as needful to a chapter-general at the said monastery de Graciis at the customary times, and to choose therein each year one person who should preside, and two others who should visit non-exempt monasteries, places and persons of the order in the said realm and parts, and to make statutes and ordinances, even as the true abbot of Citeaux and the chapter-general of the order had been wont to do. Ad fut. rei mem. Ad hoe apostolice sedis.
9 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 38.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Kalldri, in the diocese of York. Mandate to reserve to Richard Brunby, Benedictine monk of St. Mary's without the walls, York, priest, a benefice with or without care of souls, according to his fitness after the usual examination in Latin, value not exceeding 80 pounds petits Tournois, in the common or several gift of the said abbot and convent, and accustomed to be held by monks of the said monastery. Dignum arbitramur. [Cf. f. 86.]
Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 39.)
To the claustral prior and convent of Eynesham. Confirmation of the grant and assignment made, in consideration of the great penury and defect of victuals which they had long sustained on account of unwonted suits and impositions and other expenses, by the late abbot Geoffrey to the convent and the conventual mensa, value not exceeding 2000 marks, of the appropriated church of Meriton in the diocese of Lincoln, value not exceeding 40. Exemplification is given of (i) abbot Geoffrey's letters—Universis sancte etc. Cum justum, dated at Eynesham 4 August 1379, ordaining that the grant of Meriton (which he has recently caused to be appropriated) shall take effect from Michaelmas 1382, requiring the convent to distribute annually on the day of the abbot's anniversary 8s. 4d. to a hundred poor persons 1d. to each, and to find six wax torches (torticeos) yearly, large enough to last during the procession of Corpus Christi, and reciting the assent of the prior and convent; (ii) The confirmation—Univ. sancte etc. Convenit pastoralis, of John bishop of Lincoln, also exemplifying the above letters and assent, is dated at Bannebury 20 May 1380, the seventeenth year of his consecration. Ex injuncto nobis.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Tuy and the priors of Westminster and Abingdon. Ex injuncto etc.
Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 42.)
Confirmation of the appropriation by archbishop Thomas to the mensa, value not exceeding 4000 marks, of the prior and chapter of Canterbury, of the church of Godmersham of their patronage with the annexed or dependent chapel of Challok, in the diocese, void by the resignation of John West, value not exceeding 100 marks. The appropriation, which reserved a portion for a perpetual vicar, was made in consideration of their having expended more than 5000 marks in rebuilding the nave of the church of Canterbury which the late archbishop Simon had pulled down at his own expense for the purpose of rebuilding it, which his death prevented him from doing, the said and other necessary works not being able to be completed for 6000 marks more. Exemplification is given of the public instrument or letters of appropriation—Assidue solicitudinis, of archbishop Thomas, primate of all England, legate of the apostolic see, dated in the church of Canterbury 1397, indiction 5, the 8th year of Boniface IX., April 16, recounting how the said rebuilding had been prevented by the death of archbishop Simon de Sudburia, beheaded with unheard of audacity by the enemies of God, witnessed by Sirs John Wotton canon of Chichester, John Batman rector of Berlyng in the diocese of Norwich, William Chechestre rector of Byngham in the Vale in the diocese of York, members of the archbishop's household, and drawn up by Henry Broun, clerk, of the diocese of Wells, public notary, the archbishop's scribe and registrar. Ad. perp. rei mem. Sedis apostolice. [6 pp.]
Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 44d.)
Confirmation of the appropriation by Ralph, bishop of London, to the Augustinian prior and convent of St. Mary's hospital, within Crepulgate, of the parish church of St. Mary's Aldermannebury, London. The recent petition of the prior and convent contained that formerly William de Elsyngge, layman, founded in the said parish a house for a college of a warden and four priests, and for certain other miserable persons; that afterwards bishop Ralph converted the college into the said hospital for five canons of the said order, one being prior, utterly suppressed (subduxisset omnino) the college and, with the consent of the dean and chapter of St. Paul's, incorporated to the hospital, value not exceeding 1000 marks, the said parish church, value not exceeding 30. Exemplication is given of (i) bishop Ralph's letters of incorporation dated at Stebbenhethe 6 Id. December, 1340, the first year of his consecration, which add that the said church was incorporated to William de Elsyngge's college by its patrons, the dean and chapter of St. Paul's, with the authority of the late bishop Stephen, recount his own acts as above, adding that his incorporation is to take effect on the resignation or death of the rector, Sir Richard de Hoxne, when one of the canons of the hospital shall serve the church, which the hospital adjoins (conjunctum), reserve to the dean and chapter the yearly pension of one mark which was due to them from the said church from of old, and a new yearly pension of half a mark to be paid by the prior of the newly founded hospital, and provide that in the event of the hospital being suppressed and destroyed the dean and chapter's ancient right of patronage shall hold good as before the present appropriation; (ii) the letters of the dean and chapter dated in their chapter house 4 Id. December of the same year, exemplifying the above letters of bishop Ralph and ratifying his appropriation. Ad perp. rei mem. Exhibita siquidem nobis. [8 pp.]
14 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 49.)
To John Oneachayn, Benedictine monk of St. Blaise's in Cantosecuto (S. Biagio della Pagnotta), Rome. Dispensation to him—who formerly received papal dispensations on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest, being then a secular clerk with the tonsure only, (i) to be ordained and hold a benefice even with cure, (ii) to hold any compatible benefices with cure and without, even if canonries and prebends, dignities with cure, major and elective, personatus or offices in metropolitan or cathedral churches, and to exchange them as often as seemed good to him for similar or dissimilar compatible benefices, after which, being ordained subdeacon, he entered the Benedictine monastery of St. Blaise, and make his profession—to be promoted to all dignities even if conventual and elective, administrations and offices, with cure of souls, of his and any other order to which he may be transferred. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum. (Pro Deo.) [See f. 159.]
12 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 49d.)
To Simon, bishop of Trieste (Tergestin.), master of the schools of the sacred palace in the faculty of theology, or his successor or locum tenens in that office. Mandate to confer on Dominic de Fighino, a Friar Preacher, who has studied in the theological faculty in the university of Oxford and others, was afterwards deputed to lecture on the Sentences, and has now become worthy of the mastership in theology, if found fit after examination by him and four other masters in theology, the mastership of theology and the licence to teach in the same. Viri sacre lectionis.
4 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 61d.)
To Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury and John, bishop of Hereford. Mandate at the recent petition, as below, of Henry bishop of Norwich, to take up, within six months after receipt of these presents, the compromise between him and the prior and chapter in the state in which it remained when before [the late] William, archbishop of Canterbury, and to carry on the arbitration, enforcing their decision by pains and ecclesiastical censures. It was lately set forth to the pope on behalf of the said two parties that a cause arose lately between them touching the bishop's claim to correct and punish excesses of officers and monks of the said church, and to appoint and remove the cellarer, sacristan and certain other officers therein, as also the priors of the priories or cells of Lenum (Lynn), Jememut (Yarmouth), Aldeby and Hoxne, in the diocese, dependent thereon, and touching his suspension, in the episcopal consistory, of the proctor of the prior and chapter, who appealed to the pope, and other matters. That the several causes, although not lawfully devolved by their nature to the Roman court, were committed by the present pope to Master Paul de Dugmano, papal chaplain and auditor. That because they could be better heard on their merits in those parts than in the Roman court, the pope, calling them up to himself, ordered the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of Hereford, without mention of their names, to bring about a composition and concord if the parties would consent, and if they would not, to hear the causes and then to transmit them, duly drawn up, within two years to the apostolic see, as also the parties themselves to hear sentence. Afterwards, as bishop Henry's recent petition contained, the pope's letters, having been presented to bishop John and archbishop William, came to the notice of king Richard, who intervened to make peace, ordering bishop Henry and the prior to appear before archbishop William and the royal council, when a compromise was begun by the arbitration of the archbishop, deputed by the king. The petition adds that before his decision was delivered the archbishop died, and that disputes have begun again. Dudum siquidem pro parte.
Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 62d.)
To Richard, Cistercian abbot of Beaulieu (Bellilocurgis) in the diocese of Winchester. Confirmation to him, who was a monk thereof, of his election by the convent, and confirmation by the ordinary; even if the abbey became void by the promotion made by the pope and the consecration to Llandaff of the then abbot Tideman, now bishop of Worcester. Justis petencium.
3 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 63d.)
To the Augustinian prior and convent of Inis-Aingin (Insula Omnium Sanctorum) in the diocese of Ardagh. Appropriation to their monastery, whose means are so diminished that the canons are forced to seek a living outside by the labour of their own hands, of the church of Rathelein in the same diocese, value not exceeding 10 marks (in margin, correction for 8 as in text), void by the death of Luke Megruani (substituted in margin for the text which had: void for twelve years and more), that of the monastery not exceeding 25 marks. The church may be served by one of the canons appointed and removed at the pleasure of the prior and convent. Sacre restre religionis.
14 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 65.)
Confirmation, at the petition of king Richard and the Augustinian prior and convent of St. Cross, in the diocese of London, of the gift made to the said prior and convent by Richard Abberbury, knight, of the diocese of Salisbury, of his place called ‘Donyngton’ in that diocese, with houses and offices, which they have held for fourteen years. Ad perp. rei mem. Iis que pro statu.
Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 67.)
Appropriation to the Benedictine abbot and convent of Eynesham of the churches, of their patronage, of Stoke Abbots, Newenton Jewel, and Combe in the diocese of Lincoln, value not exceeding 30, 28, and 24 marks respectively, that of the monastery not exceeding 1400. The churches may be served by fit priests, secular or regular, appointed and removed at the pleasure of the abbot. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis.
Ibid.
(f. 68.)
To the abbot and convent of the monastery of Eynesham. Indult to the abbot for the time being and convent to let to farm to clerks or laymen, not perpetually, their manors, pensions, stipends (prestimonia), portions, churches, chapels, and other possessions, without requiring the licence of the ordinaries. Quociens illud.
7 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 74d.)
To Stephen de Patryngton, Carmelite of the English province, S.T.P. Dispensation to hold a benefice, with or without cure, accustomed to be served by secular clerks and of any value, and to exchange it as often as he pleases for a similar or dissimilar benefice. Religionis zelus, litterarum sciencia, neenon vite ac morum.
Non. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 79.)
To the Cluniac prior and convent of St. Saviour's, Bermundsey, in the diocese of Winchester. Appropriation to their priory, whose means are so diminished by floods, pestilences, mortality and the malice of the times that it cannot keep up its wonted great hospitality, the church of Kemsyng with the annexed chapel of Zele, in the diocese of Rochester, of their patronage, value not exceeding 50 marks, that of the convent not exceeding 600. The appropriation is to take effect on the resignation or death of the present rector, a portion being reserved for a perpetual vicar, and if the rector be unwilling to resign a yearly pension for life may be agreed on. Devocionis vestre.
7 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 84d.)
To the Augustinian prior and convent of Burscogh, in the diocese of Lichfield. Indult to them and their successors to let to perpetual farm to any, even lay, persons, the fruits, rents, and profits of the church of Radeclif on Sore in the diocese of York, of which they are the patrons. Sincere devocionis.
10 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 86.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Kalldri, in the diocese of York. Mandate to reserve to Nicholas de Worthyll, Bendictine monk of St. Mary's without the walls, York, priest, a benefice with or without cure of souls, according to his fitness after the usual examination in Latin, value not exceeding 80 pounds petits Tournois, in the common or several gift of the said abbot and convent, and accustomed to be held by monks of the said monastery. Dignum arbitramur. [cf. f. 38.]
5 Kal. August.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 89d.)
Appropriation to the Augustinian prior and convent of St. Mary's, Canons Asscheby, in the diocese of Lincoln, of the church of Relye, in the said diocese, of their patronage, value not exceeding 36 marks, that of the priory not exceeding 200. The appropriation is to take place on the resignation or death of the present rector, and the church may be served by one of the canons or other secular priest appointed and removed at the pleasure of the prior and convent. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis.
10 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 97.)
Confirmation, at the petition of king Richard, of the definitive sentence by the late friar Nicholas, cardinal priest of St. Ciriac's, in the cause between the late Elias Raymundi, sometime master-general, and the chapter-general of the Friars Preachers, last held at Carcassonne, of the one part, and the late Thomas Russchok, then prior-provincial of the English province, and John de Leycestria, then vicar-general of the parts of Ireland, and their adherents of the other part, concerning deprivations from offices, places, convents, studentships, lectorships (studenciis, lectoriis), cells, books and other things of the said province and vicariate. Exemplification is given of the cardinal's letters or public instrument dated in his lodging (in hospicio habitacionis nostre), at Rome at St. Mary's of the Armenians, near St. Peter's, 1379, indiction 2, 25 August, anno 2 Urban VI.; witnessed by friar William, bishop of Achonry (Achaden.) and the cardinal's auditor, his secretary and his esquire (scutifero), each being named, and attested and drawn up by his scribe Peter de Bocshusen, clerk, of the diocese of Liège, public notary. The letters were addressed to the archbishops of Canterbury, York, Armagh, Dublin and Cashel, the bishops of London, Winchester, Norwich, Hereford, Rochester, Durham and Carlisle, the master-general, Thomas de Bosclasco, prior-provincial of the province of Upper Lombardy and vicar-general, the chapter-general and its diffinitores, and all other priors, lectors and friars of the order. They relate that the cause was committed by Urban VI. to the said cardinal, before whom appeared friar Robert Bysschop, as proctor substitute for Richard de Sudbury, proctor of the said Thomas, the English provincial and the order in England, and John de Empsay, proctor-general for the order, appointed by the above Thomas de Bosclasco, vicar-general, and who, after the usual formalities of citation, etc. gave sentence declaring Thomas Russock (sic) to have been and to be provincial of the English province, and all his acts canonical; his removal from that office by Elias, some time master-general, and that of John Leycestrie from his office in Ireland, and those of masters in theology and other friars from the aforesaid offices, convents, etc. to have been and to be null and unlawful, the persons so removed to be restored; and friars William Syward, John Empsay, and John Parisch, placed and intruded as vicars by Elias in the said province of England, and Robert Cusak or any other placed as vicar by Elias in the place of John Leycestrie, to be removed, and all other acts done by Elias in the English province after and against the said appeal annulled; the appeal by the said prior provincial Thomas and the order in England to have been good and lawful; and the sentences of deprivation made by Elias or the said chapter-general, together with the successive appointments by it as vicar-general in the said province of England of John Parys (sic) S.T.M., John Empsay, S.T.M., and Thomas Northebe to be annulled, as likewise whatever was done against friar William Bodechsham, S.T.M. The constitution made in the chapter-general held at London in 1314 which begins Ad perpetuam rei memoriam (sic) was approved and confirmed, and Elias and the said chapter-general and John Empsay, their proctor, were condemned in costs. Whereupon pope Urban gave verbal commission to cardinal Nicholas, who in pursuance thereof orders the above archbishops, bishops, etc. to restore, under penalties in case of disobedience, Thomas Russchok and the others to their respective offices, and to remove the intruders, within six days after the notification of his letters. Ad perp. rei mem. Ex injuncto nobis. [10¼ pp.] [Ripoll, Bullarium Prædicatorum, vii. 69 sqq., whence Burke, Hibernia Dominicana, 52-58.]
Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 106.)
To the archbishops of Canterbury and York, and the bishop of Ely. Mandate to inform themselves, and if they find, as has been reported recently to the pope, that William, master-general of the order of Sempringham, when on visitation takes immoderate procurations from houses, priories and other places, burdens them by the excessive number of members of his household and horses whom he leads with him, and commits many grievances and enormities against the statutes of the order, to punish him; to visit the said houses, etc. and correct and reform what is amiss. Faculty is given to revise (innovandi et declarandi) the statutes of the order and to frame others if expedient. Ad ecclesiarum.
16 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 116.)
Confirmation of the appropriation by Henry, bishop of Worcester, with consent of the prior and chapter thereof, to the Benedictine abbot and convent of Pershore, of the church of Ekynton of their patronage, value not exceeding 30 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 1000. Exemplification is given of (i) the bishop's letters—Peticio vestra, dated in his manor of Alvchurche, 28 December 1394, the 20th year of his consecration, stating that being situate on the public street the abbey and convent have to keep continual hospitality, that through the barrenness of their lands and the diminution by half of their services and rents on account of the death of their tenants and serfs in the pestilences, they are unequal to the sustentation and restoration of their buildings, mostly collapsed or collapsing through wind and age, that they are burdened by the corrodies and pensions created by their predecessors, and are weighed down by daily increasing debt. The value of Ekynton is therein stated not to exceed 10 marks besides their portion of the great tithes, and the king to be their founder and patron, whose licence has been given. A compensation of 3s. 4d. is to be paid yearly at Michaelmas to the bishop in his cathedral. (ii) The inspeximus and exemplification of the bishop's letters, and their ratification and confirmation, by prior John and the chapter, dated in their chapter house, 29 December, 1394. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. [5½ pp.]
1397.
2 Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 119.)
To the Augustinian prior and convent of Stonlae in the diocese of Lincoln. Confirmation of the appropriation made to them by John, sometime bishop of Lincoln, under mandate of Gregory XI. of the church of Kynebalton in the following circumstances. It having been set forth to Gregory XI. that bishop John had appropriated to them the said church, of the patronage of the earl of Hereford, which patronage the earl had given to them; that on account of Urban V.'s revocation [see Cal. Lett. iv, 180] of appropriations which had not taken effect, the appropriation did not hold good; and that the value of the priory not exceeding 20l. was insufficient, he ordered bishop John to appropriate the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks, a portion for a perpetual vicar being reserved. The bishop made the appropriation, and successively instituted the late Adam de Dornewelle, the late Richard Deneys and William Brampton the present vicar, all canons of the priory. Their present petition adds that before the incorporation the church was accustomed to be served by secular clerks, and that if such were [again] instituted inconvenience might arise. The pope therefore makes the further grant that the said vicarage, value not exceeding 10l., may be served by one of the canons. Sacre religionis.
4 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 127d.)
To the Augustinian abbot and convent of St. Osith's, in the diocese of London. Indult to the abbot and his successors to use the mitre, ring and other pontifical insignia, and to give in the monastery and subject priories, and parish and other churches belonging to the abbot and convent, solemn benediction at mass, vespers and matins, provided that no bishop or papal legate be present. Exposcit restre devocionis. (De mandato.) (Cancelled with strokes, and in margin: Cancellata est quia alibi registrata est in codem libro retro [see f. 192d.] propter nimiam sui correccionem. Jac[obus de Teramo].)
1396.
2 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 131.)
Separation, at the petition of John, duke of Aquitaine and Lancaster, from the Benedictine monastery of St. Martin, Aumale (de Albamarla), in the diocese of Rouen, and appropriation to the Cistercian abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Kirkestall, which is of his patronage and of his ancestors' foundation, is situated in a barren and wooded (silxestri) place, and is collapsed by various misfortunes and burdened with debt, of the churches of Bristall, Paull (Pagula), Skeklyng, Kylnese, Wythornse, Outethoren, and Aldeburgh, in the diocese of York, with their annexed chapels and their tithes, etc. which are said to belong to St. Martin's, with little or no profit thereto, the inhabitants of that country being enemies of king Richard and adherents of the late and present anti-popes Clement VII. and Peter de Luna, sometime cardinal deacon of St. Mary's in Cosmedin, now Benedict XIII. The value of the churches, for whose separation from St. Martin's the duke has arranged and paid a due recompense, does not exceed 200 marks, and that of St. Mary's 300 (sic). Ad perp. rei mem. In supreme dignitatis.
1396.
Ibid.
(f. 131d.)
To the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Kirkestall. Licence to exchange the grange of Bernolfwyk which, on account of its distance and the plundering (infestationes et malignaciones) of the inhabitants of those parts, is almost useless, for other possessions more useful; with consent of the father abbot of the monastery [i.e. the abbot of Citeaux] and of John, duke of Aquitaine and Lancaster, its patron. Justis supplicum.
1397.
6 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 132.)
To Richard Montagu, Augustinian canon of St. Frydeswide's, Oxford. Confirmation of the grant made to him for life by prior John Dodeforde, in consideration of his many labours on behalf of the priory, of the chapel of St. Margaret, Bunsey, belonging to the said priory, and accustomed to be served by canons thereof appointed and removed at the pleasure of the prior. Richard has held the chapel several years. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum.
1396.
10 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 134d.)
Confirmation of the appropriation made by the late John, bishop of Bath and Wells, with consent of the dean and chapter of Wells, of the prior and chapter of Bath, and of Thomas Southam, archdeacon of Oxford, proctor of Perinus, then cardinal deacon of St. George's in Velabro, archdeacon of Taunton, now pope, to the Benedictine abbot and convent of St. Peter's, Muchelney, of the church of Meryet in the diocese of Wells, the patronage of which had come to the bishop, not by reason of his church of Wells, but by gift of John Meryet, knight, its former patron, value not exceeding 40 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 750. The abbey and convent afterwards obtained its confirmation by the late William, archbishop of Canterbury. Exemplification is given of bishop John's letters—Gracie salutaris, dated in his manor of Banewell, 14 December, 1385, the 18th year of his consecration, which add that the monastery is in a deep and too watery place, and that the appropriation was to take effect on the resignation or death of the rector, Peter Gardiner, and provide for a yearly indemnity of 6s. 8d. to be paid at Michaelmas to the dean and chapter of Wells, and 2s. 6d. to the archdeacon of Taunton. The consent and confirmation of Thomas de Soudburia, dean of Wells, and the chapter, is dated in their chapter house, 19 December; that of John, prior, and the chapter of Bath, in their chapter house, 20 December in the same year [1385]; and that of the above named Thomas de Southam, as proctor, in his lodging within the close at Salisbury, 18 February, in the same year [1385-6]. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis.
1397.
8 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 144d.)
To John de Tunstall, monk of Pontefract. Dispensation to him, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to any dignities, even abbatial, administrations or offices of his order. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum.
5 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 145.)
To John Macmemnan, Cistercian monk of Assaroe (Sameria), in the diocese of Raphoe (Rathpoten). Dispensation to him—who has already had papal dispensation on account of illegitimacy as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman to hold benefices and an administration and offices accustomed to be served by monks of his order—to hold all dignities, even if archiepiscopal or episcopal and elective, personatus and offices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum.
1396.
17 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 146.)
To the bishops of Castro and Kilmacduagh (Duacen.) and the archdeacon of Clonfert. Mandate to collate and assign to Maurice Odebelean, Augustinian canon of St. Mary the Virgin, Clontuasgerta Omany, in the diocese of Clonfert, of the Arroasian congregation (Arrogacen. ordinis), the priorship, value not exceeding 15 marks, of the said monastery, void by the death of Thady Odomnalan, although Carbricus Okellaygh, canon thereof, unlawfully holds it. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum.
1397.
3 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 159.)
To the archbishop of Tuam, the bishop of Tuy and the dean of Clonfert. Mandate to transfer John Oneachcayn, Benedictine monk of St. Blaise's in Canto secuto, Rome, if he be fit and if there be room for him, to the Benedictine monastery of St. Peter de Innocentia, near Athluayn, in the diocese of Elphin. On account of the poverty of St. Blaise's, in which John made his profession, he cannot have proper food and dress, and being of the parts of Ireland the air of the said city is not suitable (conformis) to him. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum. (Pro Deo.) [See above f. 49, and below f. 184d.]
Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 165d.)
To the abbess and convent of the Minoresses of St. Clare without Al[d]gate, London. Appropriation, at the petition also of king Richard, of the parish church of Potton, in the diocese of Lincoln, the patronage of which belongs to them by grant of the Cluniac prior and convent of St. Andrew's, Northampton, which grant is hereby confirmed. The value of the church does not exceed 70 marks, and that of the monastery 130. A portion for a perpetual vicar is to be reserved. Etsi ex debito. [Wadding, Ann. Min. ix. 445.]
6 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 166d.)
To archbishops and bishops in England and Ireland. Mandate, on complaint of John Macclesfeld, administrator of the Augustinian house of St. Anthony, London, to receive the brethren and envoys of the said house sent on quest for the poor and infirm of its hospital, to give them within fifteen days after their demand letters to the people, and to forbid their subjects, as the pope hereby forbids the bishops themselves, to extort anything from them when they come to beg, or hinder them in any way. Dudum ex conquestione.
Non. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 167d.)
To the Augustinian abbot of Thornton, in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult to him and his successors to bless unblessed chalices, patens, sacerdotal vestments and other church ornaments belonging to the monastery and its dependent priories, cells, churches, chapels, and other places. Sincere devocionis.
1397.
4 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 171d.)
To the Augustinian prior and convent of St. Mary's, Hykeling, in the diocese of Norwich. Confirmation of the grant made by the late William, bishop of Norwich, in consideration of the impoverishment of the monastery by frequent hospitality and many exactions, that on the resignation or death of the perpetual vicar of All Saints', Hykeling, which is of their patronage, they might cause the vicarage to be served by one of their canons being a priest. The pope further grants that they may cause it to be served by such canon, or another fit secular priest deputed and removed at their pleasure. Sacre vestre religionis. (De mandato.)
1396.
3 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 173.)
To the Premonstratensian abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Cokyrsande. Indult that on the resignation or death of the perpetual vicar of Mitton, in the diocese of York, said to be appropriated to them and value not exceeding 20 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 600, they may cause the vicarage to be served by a fit secular or regular priest appointed and removed at the pleasure of the abbot. (De mandato.) Cancelled with strokes, and in margin: Cancellata quia alibi propter sui nimiam correccionem aliter registrata est, N. de Ben[even] to. Sincere devocionis.
1397.
5 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 175.)
Appropriation to the prior and convent of canons regular of St. Mary's, Bykelyng (sic), in the diocese of Norwich, of the church of St. Margaret, Pallyng, in the said diocese, of their patronage, value not exceeding 20 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 300. The appropriation is to take effect on the resignation or death of the rector, and the church may be served by one of their canons or another fit secular priest deputed and removed at their pleasure. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis.
10 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 176.)
Confirmation of certain statutes and ordinances made on the late petition of the Carmelites of the English province by Landulph, cardinal deacon of St. Nicholas's in Carcere, and protector of the order. The said petition contained that some friars of the province obtained the degree of master of theology without being fit and without completing the due course, to the shame and contempt of the order. Exemplification is given of the cardinal's letters—Nupercoram prefato, dated at Rome at St. James de Suttingnan, in his lodging, 1396, indiction 4, 5 May, the 7th year of pope Boniface, and addressed to the Carmelites of the English province. They state that the pope—being petitioned to order that no Carmelite of the province should take the said degree unless he should first lecture on philosophy for a year, and afterwards continuously for seven years, unless dispensed by the prior provincial and the diffinitores of the chapter provincial, work (insudaret) as a scholar at theology in an university or universities, making the due acts in the same faculty, then lecture on the Sentences, subsequently become a completed (formatus) bachelor in an university approved, being finally promoted by his provincial and his distinctio [see above f. 1] to the said degree—gave the cardinal verbal commission, on the day on which his letters are dated (above), to issue mandate to the Carmelites of the English province to preserve, in regard to the aforesaid, the order which has hitherto been observed in the Roman court. The cardinal having informed himself, orders that in future, for taking the said degree, the manner and form of the said court are to be observed by the Carmelites of England, namely, that a candidate (1) be a a scholar in arts for seven years, (2) become scholar of theology for seven years, (3) lecture on the Sentences for a year in an approved university (in universitate approbata in studio generali), and become principal lecturer, (4) for two years the Sentences in an approved university, two books in the first year, and in the second the other (alios) two books; (5) in the year next after lecturing on the Sentences lecture on the Bible; (6 and last) respond to the doctors according to the wonted manner, and afterwards proceed to the degree of master as is customary.
English friars of the said order and province who have presumed to assume the degree of master outside the province are hereby ipso facto deprived of every rank and degree of the said order. Ad fut. rei mem. A supremo patrefamilias.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Tuy and Norwich and the archdeacon of Norwich. A supremo etc.
4 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome,
(f. 180.)
To Nicholas, Benedictine abbot, and the convent of St. Peter's, Shrewsbury. Indult to the abbot and his successors to use the mitre, ring and other pontifical insignia, and in the monastery and subject priories, parish and other of their churches, to give solemn benediction after mass, vespers and matins, provided that no bishop or papal legate be present. Exposcit vestre. (De mandato.)
14 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 184d.)
To John Oneachayn of Ireland, Benedictine monk of St. Blaise's in Cantosecuto, Rome. Reservation to him, a subdeacon, of a benefice with cure of souls, value 30 marks, in the common or several gift of the prior and convent, and accustomed to be served by the monks, of St. Peter's de Innocencia near Athluain, in the diocese of Elphin, even if it be an elective conventual dignity or perpetual administration or vicarage or office. As soon as he obtains it he is to be transferred from St. Blaise's and received as a monk of St. Peter's. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum. [See f. 159.]
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of Tuam, the bishop of Tuy, and the dean of Clonfert. Religionis, etc. (Pro Deo.)
12 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 186d.)
To the prior of Durham. Annulment, lest occasion be given to wandering and dissolute living, of (i.) the letters, if any be forthcoming, by which John Rypun, monk of Durham, claims to be a papal chaplain; (ii.) the pope's late grant to him [above, Lat. Reg. xl. f. 278] to hold a benefice with or without cure, even if wont to be held by secular clerks, and to exchange it as often as seemed good to him for a similar or dissimilar benefice; with mandate to the prior, if the said John has under pretext thereof obtained a benefice or otherwise absented himself from the said church or withdrawn himself from obedience, to remove him therefrom and recall him to the cloister. Pro singulorum fidelium. (De mandato.)
1397.
12 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 187.)
Ordinance exempting the prior of Durham and the prior of Durham College, Oxford, from being compelled (provided their place be supplied by their proctors) to appear in person before the archbishop of York or the bishop of Lincoln, or attend their synods or visitations on account of their churches of Frampton, Bossall, Rodyngton, and Fysschelake in the dioceses of Lincoln and York. Urban VI. on the petition of the prior and chapter of Durham, ordered the bishop of Durham [by letters dated at Genoa, 8 Id. Nov. an. 8, i.e. 1387, in Wilkins, Concilia II. 617] to appropriate the said churches to the college, stating, in accordance with the said petition, that its foundation was begun [in 1337, see ibid. p. 613-617] by Thomas [de Hatfield] sometime bishop of Durham, for sixteen students of theology and arts, eight of whom were to be monks of Durham, and eight secular clerks, all to be chosen by the prior and chapter; that bishop Thomas died before fulfilling his purpose; and that king Richard proposed to assign to the college, for its endowment, his patronage of the said churches. The recent petition of the prior and chapter stated that the appropriation has been made, and that they have deputed one of the said eight monks to be prior, whom the said archbishop and bishop constrain to attend in person, as above, and who cannot do so, by reason of the distance from York and Lincoln, without heavy labour and expense. Ad perp. rei mem. Sedes apostolica. (De mandato.) [Wilkins, Concilia II. 618.]
Ibid.
(f. 188.)
To Thomas, abbot of St. Mary's, York. Indult to him and his successors to consecrate unconsecrated chalices of the monastery and its dependencies, and to reconcile their churches and the cemeteries thereof. Magne devocionis. (De mandato.)
4 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 192d.)
To the Augustinian abbot and convent of St. Osith's, in the diocese of London. Indult to the abbot and his successors to use the mitre ornamented with pearls gems and gold, the ring, and all other pontifical insignia, and to give in the monastery and subject priories, etc. (as before), and all other churches to which they are duly called on account of masses, marriages, funerals, or anniversaries, solemn benediction at mass before the Pax Domini, when they celebrate; and when they do not celebrate but are present, to do so after mass, vespers and matins, provided that no bishop or papal legate be present; also when going to mass and returning, and in processions, wearing the pontifical insignia. Exposcit vestre. (De mandato.) [See above, f. 127d.]

De Fructibus Percipiendis.

6 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 203.)
To William Clyff, perpetual vicar of Wolaston in the diocese of Hereford. Indult for five years to take the fruits of his benefices, while residing in the Roman court, or in one of them, or studying letters at an university, or engaged in the service of the Cistercian abbot of St. Mary's, Lanternan, in the diocese of Llandaff. Vite ac morum.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Dax (Aquen.), and the abbots of Tintern (Tynturna) and Margan, in the diocese of Llandaff. Vite etc.
3 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 205.)
To John Metfeld, rector of Pulham in the diocese of Norwich. Indult for five more years to him, who is a student at Bologna and in subdeacon's orders—in pursuance of a former dispensation not to be obliged for seven years on account of Pulham, which he already held, to be promoted to higher orders while studying letters, and to take during the said period, which is not yet expired, the fruits thereof—to take the fruits of Pulham and any other benefices which he may hold while studying at Bologua or other university, and not to be obliged to take higher orders. Vite ac morum.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Ely, the abbot of Bury St. Edmunds, and the archdeacon of Ely. Vite etc.
3 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 211.)
To John Zederburgh (Zerdeburgh in the concurrent mandate), rector of Preston in Am[oun]edernesse in the diocese of York. Indult for seven years to him who is in his fifty-eighth year and more, and cannot, by reason of his infirmities, reside at Preston, to take his fruits and the fruits of his other benefices, and let them to farm to any persons, cleric or lay, while residing on another of his benefices or in an honest place, or studying letters at an university. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Tuy, the dean of London, and the archdeacon of Leicester. Vite etc.
Non. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 212d.)
To John Burton, perpetual vicar of Knaresburgh. Indult for seven years to take the fruits of his benefices, and to let them to farm to clerks or laymen while studying letters at an university or residing on one of his benefices. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Dax and the abbots of Westminster and St. Mary's without York. Vite etc.

DE PROVISIONIBUS.

5 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 252d.)
Provision to John de Ping, a Friar Preacher, in priest's orders, of the united sees of Waterford and Lismore, void by the death of Thomas, during whose lifetime they were reserved to the pope. Apostolatus officium.
Concurrent letters to the chapter of Waterford and of Lismore, to the clergy and to the people of the two cities and dioceses, to vassals of Waterford and of Lismore—Apostolatus officium in each case; to the archbishop of Cashel—Ad cumulum; and to king Richard—Gracic divine. [Ripoll, Bullar. Prædicat. II. 364; Burke, Hibernia Dominicana, 468.]
3 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 261d.)
Provision to Guy Mone, canon of London, in priest's orders, of the see of St. David's, void by the death of John, during whose lifetime it was reserved to the pope. Apostolatus officium.
Concurrent letters to the chapter of St. David's, to the clergy and to the people of the city and diocese, to vassals of the church—Apostolatus officium; to king Richard—Gracie divine; and to the archbishop of Canterbury—Ad cumulum.
1397.
6 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 263d.)
Provision to Cornelius Macbuassaid, Premonstratensian canon of Holy Trinity, Lochque, in the diocese of Elphin, in priest's orders, of that abbey void by the death of Matthew, during whose lifetime it was reserved to the pope. Inter solicitudines.
Concurrent letters to the convent of Holy Trinity, and to the abbot of Welpeb (sic), in the diocese of York. Inter solicitudines.
1396.
12 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 273.)
Provision to Ymar Oduiyd, a Benedictine monk of the Scots monastery in Vienna, in priest's orders, of the Cistercian abbey de Benedictione Dei (? Bective), in the diocese of Meath, void by the death of Donald, during whose lifetime it was reserved to the pope; notwithstanding that he is a Benedictine, and that the habit worn in the said Scots house is of a different colour and form from that in the monastery de Benedictione Dei, to which he is to conform. Summi disposicione.
Concurrent letters to the convent de Benedictione Dei, and to the abbot of Mellifont, in the diocese of Armagh. Summu disposicione.