Lateran Regesta 59
1397-1398

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'Lateran Regesta 59: 1397-1398', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 5: 1398-1404 (1904), pp. 150-164. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104114 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. LIX.

De Regularibus.

1397.
4 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 4.)
To John Preston, monk of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, S.T.M. Grant that the letters addressed, as below, to Master James de Aquila, papal chaplain and auditor, shall have force from the date of these presents. Preston, who formerly received indult from the present pope to hold a benefice with cure, even if wont to be served by secular clerks, and to exchange it as often as he wished for a similar benefice, subsequently caused to be set forth to the pope that a cause lately arose between him and Henry Colne, Benedictine monk of Colne, in the diocese of London, about that priory, Preston asserting that on its voidance by the death of prior Adam, the late William, archbishop of Canterbury, on the ground that by its long voidance it had lapsed to him, made provision of it to him, and that Colne opposed, prevented the provision from having effect, and took and still detains possession. The cause, lawfully brought on Colne's appeal to the apostolic. see, was at his instance committed by the pope to [Master] Hermann de Biluelt, chaplain and auditor, who gave a definitive sentence, adjudging the priory to Colne, and condemning Preston in costs. The latter's appeal was committed to the above Master James, while the cause was before whom it was asserted that neither of the two had any right, whereupon the pope, by further letters making no mention of his said commission, ordered Master James, if in the course of the suit he found the assertion to be true, to collate and assign the priory to Preston. As his recent petition contains, Preston doubts whether the said further letters may not, on account of the absence of such mention, be reputed surreptitious. Religionis zelus, litterarum seiencia, vite etc.
1398.
5 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f.7.)
To Adam de Gladebach, Friar Preacher, S.T.M. Mandate at the recent petition of Thomas Ixworth, Friar Preacher—containing that he, who is lector in the faculty of theology in the order, has in lecturing, disputing and other scholastic acts made such progress in the faculty that by the master-general and the diffinitores of the chapter-general he has been assigned to the university at Cambridge in order to obtain the degree of master; and that he desires to be assigned, instead of to Cambridge, to the university of Cologne, there to read the Bible and the books of the “Sentences” and others, in order to obtain there the said degree—to substitute the university of Cologne for that of Cambridge. Viri sacre lectionis.
1397.
3 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 8.)
To Raymund, master-general of the Friars Preachers. Power for this time only to create and depute any Friar Preacher of the English province of his choice, prior-provincial of the said province; any election made by the chapter-provincial celebrated in the house of the order at Newcastle-on-Tyne on the feast of the Assumption (August 15) last past, apostolic constitutions and indults, and statutes, ordinances and customs of the order, etc., notwithstanding. Personam tuam. (De mandato.) [Ripoll, Bullar. Prædicat. II. 367 from Lib. LXXXIV. (i.e. now Reg. LIX), f. 80 (sic).]
1398.
4 Non. March.
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 12.)
To the prior of Bridgetown (Villepontis) in the diocese of Cloyne (Clonen.). Mandate to collate and assign the Augustinian priory of St. Mary, Killaha (de Bello loco) in the diocese of Ardfert, a conventual dignity with cure, value not exceeding 70 marks, to William Mackyldroma, canon thereof, if found fit after the usual examination in Latin. His recent petition contained that bishop William by his ordinary authority deprived the late Thomas Scurleg, sometime prior, for his faults and demerits, whereupon he was duly elected prior by the convent, the election being confirmed by Peter archbishop of Cashel; and that he now doubts whether the election and confirmation hold good. Dignum arbitramur.
Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 13d.)
To the bishop of Montepulciano, the abbot of Osnei, and the prior of Llancoddeney in the diocese of St. Davids. Mandate to cause to be made to Philip ap Thomas, Cistercian monk of St. Mary's, Grace Dieu (de Gratia Dei), in the diocese of Llandaff for five years, while studying theology and canon law at universities, the same provision from the fruits of his monastery as would be made if he were resident. Religionis zelus, vite etc.
1398.
13 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 15d.)
To John Prest, Augustinian canon of St. Osith's, in the diocese of London. Indult to transfer himself from St. Osith's, in order to hold any dignity, administration, personatus or office of his order to which he may be duly elected or postulated, without requiring licence of his superior or other. Religionis zelus, vite etc. See f. 98d.
6 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 16.)
Appropriation to the Augustinian prior and convent of St. Olave's, Herlingflet, in the diocese of Norwich, of the parish church of St. Peter, Burgh in Louthinglond, in the same diocese, of their patronage, value not exceeding 20 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 100. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis.
7 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 20d.)
Indult, at the petition of king Richard and of the abbot and convent of St. Edmund's Bury immediately subject to the Roman church, in order to relieve the abbot and convent from the perils and expenses of the journey to Rome, that the convent may, upon voidance either within or without the apostolic see freely elect their abbots, who thus elect shall be eo ipso true abbots and be so regarded, and shall administer the monastery without any other confirmation by the said see, as if their election had been so confirmed. Further, the abbots may be blessed by any catholic bishop of their choice in communion with the said see. The abbot and convent, in compensation for first fruits, common and minute services, etc., hitherto accustomed to be paid on account of confirmations or provisions to the pope, the camera, the college of cardinals, and the members of the households and officers of the pope and the said college, shall pay to the collector in England 20 marks yearly, at Michaelmas. If in any year payment be not made two months after the lapse of the year, the present letters shall be null. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 21.)
To the abbot and convent of St. Edmund's Bury. Appropriation motu proprio to the abbatial mensa, which has its own fruits distinct from those of the convent, of the churches of Herlawe and Thurston in the dioceses of London and Norwich, of the patronage of the monastery, the value of both not exceeding 120 marks, and that of the mensa not exceeding 2,000. Digna exaudicione. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 22.)
To William, abbot of St. Edmund's Bury. Faculty to absolve, once only, all and singular the monks from any general sentences of excommunication and other censures incurred by laying violent hands, short of mutilation and enormous injury, etc. and in any other cases reserved to the apostolic see, and to grant them dispensation on account of consequent irregularity. Devocionis tue. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 22d.)
To the same. Faculty to place his resignation of the administration of the goods of the monastery in the hands of the diocesan or other catholic bishop in communion with the apostolic see; and to such diocesan or bishop to accept the same for this time only. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
1398.
7 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 20d.)
To the same. Faculty, once only, to hear the confessions of his monks, grant absolution and enjoin penance, even in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Tue devocionis. (De mandato.)
7 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 27.)
Ordinance whereby Nicholas de Warthill and Richard de Bruneby, monks of St. Mary's, York—who, having lately, namely 2 Id. May anno 8 (May 14, 1397), been made papal chaplains, have under pretext thereof become disobedient to their rule, and without their superior's licence very frequently leave their monastery,—are required to be subject to their abbot as though they were not chaplains of the apostolic see. Ad fut. rei mem. Ad Romani pontificis. (De mandato.)
2 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 30.)
Appropriation to the Cistercian abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Wouborne, of the parish church of Whitchurch, in the diocese of Lincoln, of their patronage, value not exceeding 80 marks. Ad fut. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.) (Cancelled with strokes and in margin:—Cancellata quia, propter sui nimiam eciam date correctionem, de regularibus anno decimo aliter registrata est. N. de Ben[even] to.)
4 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 31.)
Appropriation to the Cluniac prior and convent of Tuttebury, in the diocese of Lichfield, of the parish church of Kyrkebrowlhton, in the same diocese, of their patronage, value not exceeding 60 marks, that of the priory not exceeding 410. Ad fut. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
14 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 32.)
Appropriation to the Augustinian prior and convent of St. Mary's, Killaha (de Belloloco), in the diocese of Ardfert, of the perpetual vicarages, of their patronage, of Kyllerochan, Kyllmayneayn, Dangen and Kyllorglan, in the same diocese, the value of which vicarages does not exceed 28 marks, that of the priory not exceeding 70. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 43d.)
To the abbot of Westminster. Mandate to reserve, and afterwards to collate and assign to Robert Reyhull, subprior of St. Pancras, Lewes, according to his fitness after the usual examination in Latin, one, value not exceeding 80 marks with cure or 60 without, of the priories, personatus, administrations, offices and benefices with and without cure in England, in the common or several gift of the abbot and convent of Cluny and the Cluniac prior and convent of La Charite (de Caritate), in the dioceses of Macon and Nevers, and wont to be held by Cluniac monks. Upon obtaining such he is to resign his subpriorship. Dignum arbitramur.
Id. Sept.
St. Peter s, Rome.
(f. 47.)
To Thomas Trurii, Friar Preacher, S.T.M., dwelling in the Roman Court. Faculty to confer on Thomas Edmynton, Friar Preacher, the mastership in theology and the licence to teach. Thomas has for several years been lector in theology in many universities (studiis), has made himself fit for the mastership, and has received from Raymund de Capua, master-general, in the chapter-general celebrated at Frankfort in the diocese of Mainz, licence to take the said degree at Cambridge, but this he cannot conveniently do, and has petitioned to be allowed to do so in the Roman Court, where he is now dwelling. Viri sacre lectionis. (De mandato.)
10 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 48d.)
To John Horkisley, Cluniac prior of Horkisley, in the diocese of London. Dispensation upon resigning the said priory to hold any other benefice with or without cure, even if wont to be held by secular clerks, and to exchange it as often as he pleases for a similar or dissimilar benefice. Religionis zelus, rite ac morum. See f. 88.
14 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 50.)
To Nicholas Tymworth, monk of St. Edmund's Bury. Licence to transfer himself to any other monastery of the same order, of the like or more strict observance. Religionis zelus etc.
5 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 51.)
To the Cistercian abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Karlion alias Lanternam, in the diocese of Llandaff. Indult to the abbot and any of the convent, as often as he or they have occasion to absent themselves for the business of the monastery in cities and other places where abstinence from flesh is inconvenient, to eat flesh meat on lawful days. Sincere devocionis.
Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 53.)
To the bishop of Montepulciano, the abbot of Tynttern and the dean of Llandaff. Mandate as above f. 13d., on behalf of John vap Jerp, Cistercian monk of Llanter[n]an, in the diocese of Llandaff. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum.
5 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 53d.)
To the bishop of Montepulciano, the dean of Bangor and the archdeacon of Anglesey. The like on behalf of Hugh ap Gwylym, Cistercian monk of Conwy, in the diocese of St. Asaph. Religionis, etc.
Non. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 59.)
To Nicholas (corrected in margin from William), Benedictine abbot of Muchilney, in the diocese of Wells. Faculty to grant dispensation to three of his monks, who have attained their twentieth year, to be ordained priests. Sincere devocionis.
16 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 69d.)
To the deans of London and Wells, and the archdeacon of Winchester. Mandate to transfer Thomas Lemyngton, monk of Winchester, who desires it for the sake of a stricter regular life, from that church to the monastery of Glastonbury. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum.
1397.
16 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 81.)
To Philip, elect of Clonmacnoise (Clonnen.). Grant to retain until a certain date, as below, along with the see of Clonmacnoise, provision of which he has recently received from the pope, and the annual value of whose mensa does not exceed 20 marks, the rectory without cure of St. Mary's Mogbrechri in the diocese of Ardagh (Arkaden.), and the pieces (pecias) of land, namely Cluennerena and Direach, belonging to the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary the Virgin, Granard, in the said diocese of Ardagh, the value of which church and lands does not exceed 15 marks. Formerly, upon his resigning Granard after a fourteen years’ rule, at the instance of and to Stephen, abbot of St. Mary's by Dublin, its father-abbot, it was agreed by them, with the consent of William, abbot, and the convent of Granard, that he should retain the said church and lands, until a certain date expressed, or until he should receive provision of some dignity. To the end that he may not on account of the slender revenues of his see be compelled to beg to the shame of the pontifical dignity, the present grant is made. Personam tuam. (De mandato.)
6 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 84.)
To the bishop and archdeacon of Clonmacnoise (Cloannen.) and the prior of Athlone (de Innoscencia), in the diocese of Elphin. Mandate to collate and assign to Cornelius Cornelii, clerk, Augustinian canon of the priory of St. Mary, Kilmore-na-Sina (de ecclesia Magna Nassina), in the diocese of Elphin, the said priory, however void, value not exceeding 10 marks, so long void that the manner of its voidance is uncertain, although Cornelius Oflainagan and Carbricus Obirud have each unlawfully detained it for a year and more, as does still Carbricus, who is to be removed. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum.
1398.
5 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 88.)
To Richard Ludelowe, Cluniac monk of St. Saviour's, Bermundesey, papal chaplain. Indult that he may continue to say, as he has hitherto done, the canonical hours according to the use of Sarum; provided that in saying the said hours, whenever he is present at them in his said monastery, he observe its custom. Meruit tue devocionis.
Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 88.)
To John Horkysley, Cluniac prior of Horkysley, in the diocese of London. Licence to resign the said order and priory and return to the order of St. Benedict and to St. John's, Colchester, whence he transferred himself with licence of his superior to the order of Cluny and to the priory of Horkesley, there made his profession, and received collation of the priory from the ordinary. John, who cannot for certain legitimate causes remain with a quiet mind and whole conscience in the order of Cluny, has hereby also licence to hold dignities, even abbatial, administrations, personatus, offices and benefices of the order of St. Benedict. Religionis zelus, vite etc. See f. 48d.
Ibid.
(f. 88d.)
To the Augustinian prior and convent of Holy Trinity, Ipswich (Gippwici). Indult to them and their successors to let to farm their manors, churches, chapels, pensions, stipends (prestimonia) and possessions to fit persons, clerks or laymen, for a moderate time only. Quociens illud.
5 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 98.)
To John Hawlen (sic), Carmelite, S.T.M., papal chaplain. Dispensation to hold any benefice with or without cure, even if wont to be held by secular clerks, and to exchange it as often as he pleases for a similar or dissimilar benefice. Grata tue devocionis. (De mandato.)
1398.
5 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 98.)
To the Cistercian abbot and convent of Sybiton, in the diocese of Norwich. Indult to them and their successors that the confessor of their choice may grant them licence and dispensation to eat flesh meat on lawful days in places without the enclosure when they go on business or pilgrimage, or visit their kinsmen and friends. Exigit restre devocionis. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 98d.)
To John Prest, Augustinian canon of St. Osyth's, in the diocese of London. Dispensation to hold any benefice with or without cure, even if wont to be held by secular clerks, and to exchange it as often as he pleases for a similar or dissimilar benefice. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum. (De mandato.) See f. 15d.
Ibid.
(f. 99.)
To John Framyngham, alias Wrizth (i.e. Wright), Augustinian canon of St. Mary's, Buttele, in the diocese of Norwich, papal chaplain. The like. Grata tue devocionis. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 99d.)
To John Reuse (?for Rouse), monk of St. Albans. Dispensation to him—who formerly received papal dispensation to hold any benefice, secular or regular, even with cure, after which he received collation of the parish church of Holleslee, in the diocese of Norwich—to exchange as often as he pleases Holleslee and subsequently other benefices, secular and regular, with and without cure, for similar or dissimilar benefices. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 100.)
Indult to the Cluniac prior and convent of Wangforth, in the diocese of Norwich, whose buildings are in need of repair, to place, on the death or resignation of the present perpetual vicars, secular priests, to be appointed and removed at the pleasure of the prior for the time being, in the vicarages of the parish churches, formerly appropriated to them, of Northalis and Reydon, in the said diocese, and in the chapel of Soutwold annexed to Reydon. The value together of the vicarages does not exceed 60 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 150. Ad perp. rei mem. Digna exaudicione. (De mandato.)
18 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 107.)
To the Augustinian prior and convent of St. Stephen's Lanceston. Appropriation motu proprio of the perpetual vicarages, value together not exceeding 150 marks (corrected in margin from 70), that of the priory not exceeding 2,000 (similarly corrected from 600), of the parish churches, long held to their uses, of St. Martin, Leskyret, St. Tallan, Tallan, and St. Melorus, Lanckenhorn, in the diocese of Exeter. Upon the resignation or death of the present vicars, the vicarages may be served by their canons or other fit secular priests, appointed and removed at their pleasure. Sacre religionis.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canter bury, and the priors of Plymton in the diocese of Exeter and St. Bartholomew's by Smethfeld. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
1398.
8 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 111.)
Confirmation of the appropriation to the Augustinian prior and convent of Birstlesham in the diocese of Salisbury, of the church of Cori Rivell in the diocese of Wells, of their patronage, value not exceeding 60 marks, that of the priory not exceeding 500, made by Ralph, bishop of Wells, with consent of king Richard according to the custom of the realm, of the chapters of Bath and Wells, and of Ralph de Erghum, archdeacon of Taunton. Exemplification is given of the letters—Inter solicitudines varias— of bishop Ralph, dated in triplicate, in the church of Monketon in the said diocese, 14 June, 1391, the 3rd year of his translation, indiction 14, 2 Boniface IX, to be kept, one part in the treasury of Wells, another in the bishop's registry, and the third by the prior and convent, drawn up by Master Gilbert de Stone, clerk, of the diocese of Lichfield, public notary, the bishop's registrary and scribe, and witnessed by Master Ralph Canon and Sir Thomas Terry, rectors of Wotton Courteney and Newton Sayntlo in the diocese of Bath and Wells, and by Roger Sygare and Thomas Polton, clerks, of the diocese of Salisbury, public notaries. The consents of the deans and chapters of Wells and Bath and of the above Ralph de Erghum are added without date. The bishop's letters state that the priory (here writtenBustleham,) is weighed down with debt; that its rents are diminished through pestilences; that its conventual church is in great measure still unbuilt; that its situation hard by the public highway (stratam), along which passes to divers markets a very great multitude both of rich and poor, renders much hospitality necessary; and that its arable lands, crops and buildings suffer by floods of the Thames, so that their resources are not enough for their sustentation and for that of their servants (mimistrorum) who are commonly thirty or more in number, and for the said debts and hospitality. The appropriation of Cori Rivell, whose value is here given as not exceeding 30 marks, void by the resignation of the rector, John Toly, has been made with the consent and licence of king Richard and of John, duke of Aquitaine and Lancaster, the present (nune) founder, and with the consent and at the petition of William de Monteacuto, whose progenitors were the founders of the priory, and who was recently the patron of the church. Yearly pensions are to be paid in the church of Wells on the Monday after Quasimodo Sunday of 3s. 4d. to the bishop, 20s. to the chapter of Wells, and 3s. 4d. to the arch deacon of Taunton. Ad fut. rei mem. Eis que pro commodo. (De mandato.) See f. 258.
13 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 123.)
Conditional (ad cautelam) absolution from excommunication of prior John and the convent of Walsingham, removal of their suspension and relaxation of their interdict, together with annulment of the pope's former letters, and of the consequent proceedings taken against them. Thomas Fornesete, canon of Walsingham, having set forth to the pope that for certain reasons he had formerly, without the licence of his superior, thrown off his regular habit, broken iron chains and prison and left his order, the pope ordered the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishops of Norwich and Tuy, their names not being expressed, to carry out with regard to him Benedict XII.'s ordinances, here epitomised, concerning apostates. The recent petition of the prior and convent contained that Thuribius, bishop of Tuy, without observing the form of the said letters, absolved Thomas from his excommunication, and ordered them under penalties to restore him to his canonry and prebend, and to answer for his expenses in going to the Roman court and returning; and that the late Michael Cergeaux, canon of Wells, deputed by the bishop of Norwich, likewise without observing the said form, promulgated against them sentences of excommunication, suspension and interdict, from which sentences of Michael they made provisional appeal to the apostolic see. Their petition added that the above letters of the pope are surreptitious, and that Thomas obtained them by suppressing the truth; wherefore the said proceedings are not valid. Ad fut. rei mem. Romanus pontifex.
4 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 154.)
Confirmation of the reduction of and the ordinance concerning, as below, the church of Lemyngton Hastang, in the diocese of Lichfield, of the patronage of the Augustinian prior and convent of St. Oswald's, Nostell. The recent petition of them and the dean and chapter of Lichfield contained that in March in the year of the Nativity, 1231, Alexander, bishop of Lichfield, with the desire of aiding in the support of both, suppressed the rectory of the said church, then void, the fruits of which were abundant, and reduced the church to a perpetual vicarage, ordaining that the vicar, a fit priest, to be presented by the prior and convent to the bishop for institution, should, before taking possession, take oath to pay 15 marks to the chapter, 15 to the prior and convent, and 1 to the archdeacon of Coventry, as yearly pension. The petition adds that although the reduction and ordinance were observed for sixty years, and that although the late Richard Aubyn, of Nayleston, priest, presented and instituted in 1352, paid the pension for about twenty years, he fraudulently in 1372 resigned the vicarage at the apostolic see, and obtained provision of the church as a rectory. Afterwards the late William Aubyn, as if by resignation of the said Richard, and then Richard Denham, by resignation of William, and then the late William Donmowe, on the death of Denham, successively obtained papal provision of the said church, and both Denham and Donmowe, after the latter had obtained a sentence in the Roman court against the late John Dalton, priest, refused to pay the said pensions. Whilst a cause, brought by the dean and chapter and the prior and convent against Donmowe in the apostolic palace, has been pending before a papal auditor, Donmowe has died. The pope hereby confirms the said reduction and ordinance, even if a cause is pending about the said church between Thomas Burstall and Thomas Derfeld, priests, of the dioceses of Lincoln and York; and replaces the dean and chapter and prior and convent in the position in which they were before the resignation of Richard Aubyn. Ad perp. rei mem. Ad ea ex injuncti. (De mandato.)
1398.
12 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 169.)
To William de Karliolo, Augustinian brother of the poor hospital of St. Mary, Westgate, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Dispensation to him, who is a priest, to hold a benefice with or without cure, and of any value, wont to be held by secular clerks, not being a canonry and prebend in a cathedral or a collegiate church, and to exchange it as often as he pleases for a similar or dissimilar benefice. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (De mandato.)
Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 170.)
To John, prior of Walsingham. Remission from the payment of 5 marks which he has been condemned to pay to Henry, bishop of Norwich, by the official of the court of Canterbury, to which he appealed from the bishop's injuries and molestations; with absolution, unconditionally or conditionally (simpliciter vel ad cautelam), from the official's sentence—against which, as against the order to pay, he has appealed to the pope; dispensation on account of irregularity thereby contracted, and stay of proceedings by the said bishop, official, and any other judges. Sedes apostolica. (De mandato.) See f. 204.
12 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 171.)
To John Sandon, monk of Westminster. Dispensation to hold a benefice with cure, even if it has been hitherto held by secular clerks only, and to exchange it as often as seems good to him for a similar or dissimilar benefice, not in a cathedral or collegiate church. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (De mandato.)
Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 175.)
To the prior and chapter of Ely. Indult to have, in the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin in the cathedral church—in accordance with the endowment with lands and tenements in the city and diocese, made by the late John Pelham and the late Richard Downham, laymen, for two secular priests appointed and removed at the pleasure of the prior and convent—divine offices for the founders’ souls celebrated by two of their monks to be appointed and removed by them; the endowment, the condition attached to which they promised to observe, being not enough for the maintenance of the said priests. Meruit vestre devocionis. (De mandato.) See f. 257d.
2 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 176.)
To Anthony Ciccarelli of S. Elpidio (de Sancto Lipido ad Mare), in the diocese of Fermo, Augustinian friar. Licence for him and another member of his order, of his choice, to transfer themselves from Oxford—to which university he was deputed by his superiors to study in the faculty of theology, where he has been promoted to the degree of lector, but where he cannot, on account of the divisions of the country (patrie) and the impotence of the convent, complete his course—to Paris, and there complete his course for the degree of master; with further licence for them to celebrate mass and other divine offices there and at Bruges. Tue devocionis.
1398.
15 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 177.)
To the prior and convent of St. Mary's, Bolton in Craven. Indult to have, on the death or resignation of the vicars, the perpetual vicarages, value together not exceeding 5 marks, of their long appropriated churches of Skipton with its annexed chapel of Carleton, Herwod, Preston and Kildewyk, served by canons, being priests, of their monastery, or by secular priests appointed and removed at their pleasure. Exigit vestre devocionis.
5 Id. July.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 179.)
Indult to the prior and convent of Thedforth, in aid of their burdens, especially that of hospitality, to have on the death or resignation of the vicar, the perpetual vicarage, value not exceeding 80 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 500, of their appropriated church of Finchingfeld, in the diocese of London, served by a secular priest appointed and removed at the pleasure of the prior, and to convert the fruits of the vicarage to their own uses. Ad perp. rei mem. Digna exaudicione. (De mandato.)
1397.
10 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 199.)
To the archbishop of Tuam and the dean and official of Clonfert. Mandate to collate and assign to Matthew Omulunnam, canon thereof, although Malachy Ohanline, who is to be removed, unlawfully detains it, the Augustinian priory of St. Mary, Cluentuersernasima (sic), in the diocese of Elphin, an elective and conventual dignity with cure, value not exceeding 25 marks, so long void by the resignation of Thady Muscalych, made to bishop Thomas, that its collation has by the Lateran statutes lapsed to the apostolic see. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum.
Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 204.)
To John, prior of Walsingham, absolution (here without the clause simpliciter, etc.) from the sentence imposed under the circumstances related above (f. 170) and here recapitulated, as he is now ready to make satisfaction to the bishop for the 5 marks; with dispensation as above (ibid). If he do not make the said satisfaction within six months, he is to again fall under the sentence. Sedes apostolica.
6 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 204d.)
To the bishop of Salisbury. Mandate, if the facts be as stated, to absolve and rehabilitate Margaret Grenefeld, nun of Ambresbury, of the order of Fontevrault, who formerly allowed herself to be seduced by an unmarried man, and, after making her profession in the said monastery, bore a child; and to grant her dispensation to hold any dignities, administrations and offices of her monastery and order, as well as her voice and place in the chapter. Sedes apostolica.
1398.
6 Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 210d.)
To the abbot and convent of St. Mary's Jervaulx. Appropriation motu proprio, although king Richard, who has given them his patronage thereof for the purpose, has petitioned on their behalf, of the church of Ayschoargt in the diocese of York, value not exceeding 240 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 350. On the death or resignation of the present rector they may take the fruits to their own uses, and have the church served by one of their monks or by a secular priest, to be appointed and removed at the pleasure of the abbot and convent. Sacre vestre religionis. (De mandato.)
15 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 211d.)
To the prior and convent of Winchester. Confirmation of all their liberties, immunities, exemptions and privileges, hitherto granted them by popes and papal legates. Sedes (sic) apostolice graciose (sic) benignitas.
2 Non. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 212d.)
To Thomas Pighot, Benedictine prior of Wederhale, in the diocese of Carlisle. Dispensation on account of illegitimacy, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all holy orders, to receive and hold any regular benefices, of any number and kind, with or without cure, wont to be held by monks of his order, and to be promoted to any dignities, even if abbatial and elective, administrations or offices, with or without cure. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum. (Cancelled with strokes and note in margin: Cancellata quia propter sui nimiam correctionem post, eodem libro, folio ccxxxix. [q.v.] denuo registrata est, Jac[obus de Teramo].
Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 214d.)
To William Geddeney, Cluniac monk of Bermondesey. Licence to transfer himself to another monastery of the same order of like or stricter observance. Humilibus et honestis.
3 Non. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 224.)
To all abbots and convents of the Cistercian order in England. Indult that their lands, meadows, tenements, possessions, woods, animals and other things, which, so long as they be in their hands, are by papal indults free of tithe, shall continue to be free from tithe or first fruits (primicias) if let by them to yearly farm, but not if perpetually alienated. Pro reverencia.
6 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 227.)
To Philip Gull, monk of St. Mary's without the walls, York. Dispensation to him, who is in his sixteenth year, to be promoted to all, even holy orders, when he has completed his eighteenth year. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum.
2 Non. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 239d.)
To Thomas Pygot, etc., as above, f. 212d. Dispensation on account of the above illegitimacy to him—who entered and made his profession in the monastery of St. Mary's, York, was promoted to all, even holy orders, and has obtained the above priory, a dignity with cure dependent on St. Mary's—to receive and hold any dignities, even if abbatial and elective, administrations and offices, with or without cure, of his order or other to which he may be transferred, and to be elected and promoted to archiepiscopal and episcopal dignities in secular and regular metropolitan and cathedral churches. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Religionis zelus, etc. (De mandato.)
Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 245.)
To John, abbot, and the convent of St. Augustine's, Bristol. Indult to the abbot and his successors to use the mitre and all other pontifical insignia, and to give solemn benediction after mass, vespers and matins in the monastery, its subject priories, and parish and other churches belonging to it, provided that no bishop or papal legate be present. Exposcit vestre devocionis. (De mandato.)
3 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 247d.)
To William, prior, and the convent of Buttele. The like. Exposcit etc.
6 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 248.)
To the archbishop of York. Mandate to replace in the priory of Pontefract, John Abirford, whose recent petition contained that he was transferred thence without reasonable cause and against his will, to that of Bermundsey, by Thomas, bishop of St. Andrews, then archbishop of Canterbury, as conservator by appointment of the apostolic see of the rights and privileges of the Cluniac order in England during the Schism, and by John de Attelbinghe (sic), prior of Bermundsey, acting as president of the chapter-general of the order in the realm; and that his appeal to the said see against such transfer was committed by the pope to Master Branda de Castellione, papal chaplain and auditor, who has proceeded short of a conclusion. His petition adds that he desires to return to Pontefract. Humilibus et honestis. (De mandato.)
Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 250.)
To William, abbot, and the convent of Wynchecombe. Indult as above f. 245, with further indult to bless and reconcile cemeteries, chalices and other church ornaments (paramenta) in subject monasteries and priories. Exposcit vestre devocionis. (De mandato.)
Ibid. To William, Augustinian prior, and the convent of St. Mary's Sawthewyk, in the diocese of Winchester. The like. Exposcit etc. (De mandato.)
5 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 251.)
To the prior of Bath. Mandate, if the facts be as stated, to replace in their own monastery Isabella Poleyns and Joan Bozum, Benedictine nuns of Barwe, in the diocese of Wells, who by their own authority, and without seeking licence, not indeed with the intention of apostatizing but on account of the penury of victuals, transferred themselves thence to another monastery of the same order in the diocese of Llandaff, and now desire to return and to be restored each of them to her old room over the parlour (locutorium). Humilibus et honestis.
14 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 257d.)
To the prior and chapter of Ely. Relaxation of the promise made by them, as above f. 175, with indult to replace the two priests by two of their monks to be deputed by them. The circumstances are here related almost verbatim in the same way. Meruit vestre devocionis. (De mandato.)
10 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 258.)
Confirmation of the appropriation made by Richard, bishop of Salisbury, with the consent of king Richard, of the dean and chapter, and of Nicholas de Wykeham, archdeacon of Wilts, to the Augustinian prior and convent of Bustlesham, in the diocese of Salisbury, of the church of Helmerton of their patronage in the same diocese, value, over and above its perpetual vicar's portion, not exceeding 30 marks, that of the priory not exceeding 500. Exemplification is given of bishop Richard's letters— Inter varias solicitudines, dated in the chapel of his manor of Somyng, 17 September, 1396, indiction 4,7 Boniface IX, witnessed by Robert Bussh and John Wyther, chaplains, of the diocese of Lincoln, and attested by William de Spaldewyk, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln, notary public. The consent of the dean and chapter is dated in the chapter-house of Salisbury, 23 March, in the same year [1396-7], and that of the above archdeacon at Bedewynd, in the diocese of Salisbury, 17 March, 1396[-7]. The acceptance and promise of the prior and convent to fulfil the conditions are dated in their chapterhouse, 24 March, in the above year [1396-7]. The bishop's letters state, in accordance with the petition of the prior and convent to him, that William de Monteacuto, sometime earl of Salisbury, founded a priory of the Holy Trinity, papal confirmation being obtained, and began its endowment, but died before fulfilling his purpose; that many of the houses, barns and buildings erected by the earl have been in great measure ruined by the frequent overflowing of the Thames and by storms; that on account of divers pestilences in times past they have suffered from a lack of tenants and cultivators and a murrain among their cattle, sheep and horses; that on account of the numerous guests, both rich and poor, their priory being hard by the highway and near Windsor castle, and of other causes beyond their control, their revenues are greatly reduced, and themselves heavily in debt and reduced to poverty. The letters further state that he has made inquiry as to the above from Master John Manston, rector of Helmerton—in which there has been of old, and now is, a certain perpetual vicarage—and others, and that Adam Wergrave, canon of the priory, has appeared as its proctor. A portion is to be reserved for the perpetual vicar of Helmerton, of which, upon the resignation or death of the present rector, they may take possession, and convert the fruits to their own use. Yearly pensions are to be paid of 3s. 4d. to the bishop of Salisbury and 2s. to the chapter at Lady day, in the church of Salisbury, and 2s. to the archdeacon at Easter. [6 1/5 pp.] Ad fut. rei mem. Desiderantes statum. (De mandato.) See f. 111.
Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome,
(f. 264.)
To the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Jervaulx. Appropriation motu proprio of the perpetual vicarage, value not exceeding 10 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 600, of Est Witon, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, which church they have long held to their uses. Upon the resignation or death of the present vicar they may take possession of the vicarage, and have it served by one of their monks or a secular priest, to be appointed and removed at their pleasure. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
3 Kal. March.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 264d.)
To William Helyet, Augustinian canon of Fredelystok in the diocese of Exeter, papal chaplain. Grant to hold a benefice with cure, even if wont to be held by secular clerks, and to exchange it as often as he will for a similar benefice. Grata tue devocionis. (De mandato.)
1398.
3 Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 265d.)
To John de Rypoun, monk of St. Mary's, Fountains, papal chaplain. Dispensation to hold a benefice with or without cure, etc., as in the preceding. Grata etc.
6 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 270d.)
To Simon de Norwico, Carmelite. Confirmation of the grant made to him by the Carmelite prior and friars of Yarmouth (Jernemute), and confirmed by John de Rande, prior-general of the order, and the diffinitores of the chapter-general held at Piacenza, of a room in the Yarmouth house for his use and habitation during his life. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum.
Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 271d.)
To John Lye, Augustinian canon of Christchurch, Twynham. Indult exempting him from the obligation of undertaking any administration of his order to which he may be elected. Tue devocionis.
13 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 272.)
Appropriation to the abbot and convent of Thorney, of the churches of Yakesley and Stangrond, in the dioceses of Lincoln and Ely, of their patronage, value together not exceeding 130 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 600. Upon the death or resignation of the rectors they may take possession, perpetual vicars’ portions being reserved, and may compound with the rectors for life pensions if they refuse to resign. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
16 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 273.)
To the abbot and convent of St. Mary's Thame. Appropriation of the church of St. Mary Magdalen, Stoke Thalmage, in the diocese of Lincoln, of their patronage, value not exceeding 24 florins, that of the monastery not exceeding 600. Sacre vestre religionis.
11 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 277.)
Renewal, after inspection and confirmation, of the letters— Ex parte siquidem vestra, of Alexander IV addressed to the abbot of Citeaux and all his co-abbots and convents of the Cistercian order, and dated at Viterbo, Id. Nov. anno 3 [1257]. The petition of the abbot and convent of Lanternan in the diocese of Llandaff states that for the defence of the monastery they have great need of the said letters, which are beginning to be consumed with age. Exemplification is given of the said letters, which exempt the farmers and tenants of the lands of the order from the jurisdiction of any ecclesiastical judge ordinary, allow the order to make correction in their chaptergeneral in respect of adulteries and fornications [of such farmers and tenants], to hear divine offices in their chapels and to receive the sacraments within and without their monasteries, to prove the wills of such farmers and tenants in their chaptergeneral, and to baptize their children in the said chapels, and declare null any sentences of archbishops, etc. against the order or the said tenants and farmers on account of the above. Ad fut. rei mem. Apostolice sedis.