Lateran Regesta 66
1398-1399

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'Lateran Regesta 66: 1398-1399', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 5: 1398-1404 (1904), pp. 190-202. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104121 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. LXVI.

De Regularibus.

1399.
8 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 28.)
[To Thomas—. Provision to him, a monk of Ewesham in the diocese of Worcester, of the order of St. Benedict, of the dependent priory of Penwortham (?) in the diocese of Lichfield.] Only the usual final clauses: ‘[notwithstanding any papal constitutions and any statutes and customs] of the aforesaid [priory, monastery and order] to the contrary; or if papal letters have been directed on behalf of others in the same monastery of Ewesham;’ the usual anteferri clause—'or if any have impetrated from the apostolic see or its legates letters of provision of such priories, or dignities, personatus, or offices or other benefices in those parts, to all of whom the said Thomas is, in obtaining the said priory, to be preferred, without prejudice, however, to such persons as to the obtaining of other priories etc.’; ‘or if to the bishop of Lichfield and to the abbot and convents of the aforesaid monastery and priory, or to any others, papal indult have been granted that they cannot be compelled to receive anyone, or be interdicted, etc. and that provision cannot be made of priories etc. in their gift by papal letters which do not make full and express mention of such indult.’ The pope grants that Thomas shall not be removeable from the priory without reasonable cause. (De mandato.)
16 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 51.)
To the prior and chapter of Coventry. Appropriation motu proprio of the perpetual vicarage of the parish church, long held to their uses, of St. Michael the Archangel, Coventry. Upon the resignation or death of the present vicar they may have the vicarage served by a secular priest appointed and removed at their pleasure. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 51d.)
To John Sautham, monk of Coventry. Dispensation to hold a 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 benefice. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
5 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 60d.)
To John Lymyngton, Augustinian canon of St. Augustine's, Bristol. Grant to exercise for life his office of prior, to which he was formerly appointed by the abbot and convent, and indult that he cannot be removed therefrom by the said abbot and convent or others without apostolic authority. Religionis etc.
3 Non. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 68d.)
To Robert Haunton, Friar Minor, papal chaplain, of the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation to hold a benefice with 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 etc. (De mandato.)
2 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 75d.)
To John Multon, Cluniac monk of St. Mary's, Castelacre, in the diocese of Norwich. Licence, on account of ill health, to dwell in any monastery or cell of the order in England. Religionis etc.
1399.
Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 82.)
To William Sutton, Augustinian canon of Brydlyngton. Dispensation, he being in his seventeenth year and in minor orders, to be promoted to holy orders when he attains his twentieth year. Religionis etc.
Ibid.
(f. 82d.)
To John Kyllyngall, Augustinian canon of Newburgh (de Novoburgo), in the diocese of York. The like dispensation, he being now in his nineteenth year. Religionis etc.
Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 86d.)
To Thomas Halsolt, Friar Minor of the English Province. Indult to transfer himself from the order of Friars Minors to that of St. Benedict, and to hold and exchange any benefices with or without cure wont to be held by Benedictines. His translation need not be mentioned in future graces. Religionis etc. (De mandato.)
(Cancelled, and in margin: Cancellata quia propter sui nimiam correctionem inferius in eodem quaterno aliter registrata est.) [See f. 91d.]
18 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 87.)
Indult that the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Bristol, value not exceeding 800 marks, may have the perpetual vicarage of St. Nicholas, Bristol, value not exceeding 42 marks, which church they hold to their own uses, served on the resignation or death of the vicar by one of their canons or by a fit priest, appointed and removed at the pleasure of the abbot. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
6 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 88.)
To the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Bristol. Appropriation motu proprio of the perpetual vicarage, value not exceeding 43 marks, of the parish church, long held to their uses, of Berkeley, that of the monastery not exceeding 800. Upon the resignation or death of the vicar they may have the vicarage served by one of their canons regular or by a secular priest, appointed and removed at the pleasure of the abbot. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
5 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 88d).
Appropriation to the Cistercian abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Wouburn, in the diocese of Lincoln, of the church of Wychurch, in that diocese, of their patronage, value not exceeding 80 marks. Upon the resignation or death of the rector they may have the church served by a secular priest appointed and removed at the pleasure of the abbot. Ad fut. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
6 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 90d.)
To the prior of Sempyngham. Mandate, at the petition of the prior and convent of Spalding and of William Stabyngbourgh, to relax the oath taken by him on his appointment to the perpetual chapel, called chantry, of the patronage of the said prior and convent, in the church of Pynchebek in the diocese of Lincoln, its revenues having been so lessened by floods as to be insufficient to support him. Justis et honestis.
Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 91d.)
To the abbot of St. Benedict's, Gualdo, in the diocese of Nocera. Mandate to absolve Thomas Halsolt, Friar Minor of the English Province, from excommunication incurred by having without licence of his superior, yet without intent to apostatize, but for the sake of pilgrimage and obtaining indulgence, repaired to Rome, putting off his habit on the road. The abbot is to grant him dispensation on account of any consequent irregularity and to rehabilitate him. He is also to grant that he may transfer himself to the order of St. Benedict, hold any dignities therein, even abbatial, and any benefices of any number and kind, and exchange them as often as he pleases for similar or dissimilar benefices, and that he need not mention his translation in future graces. Sedes apostolica. (De mandato.) [See f. 86d.]
Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 95.)
Confirmation, at the petition of Roger Coton, prior, and the subprior and convent of Coventry, of the said prior's ratification of the institution by William Brychtwalton, late prior, of the office of Pittancer made for the benefit of the subprior and chapter. Prior Roger's ratification—Univ. ad quos etc. Ex parte dilectorum, of which exemplification is given, is dated in the chapter house, 21 August, 1398. Ad fut. rei mem. Ea que pro utilitate.
5 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 103.)
Appropriation to the prior and convent of St. Sepulchre's, Thetford, of the church of Gresham in the diocese of Norwich, of their patronage, value not exceeding 20 marks, that of the priory not exceeding 100. On the resignation or death of the rector they may have the church served by one of their canons or by another, a secular priest, appointed and removed at their pleasure. Ad fut. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 103d.)
Appropriation to the Benedictine prior and convent of St. Mary's, Wymundham, whose endowments were formerly sufficient for 20 monks, but are now reduced, of the perpetual vicarage of St. Mary, Wymundham, in the diocese of Norwich, which church is of their patronage and value not exceeding 30 marks, that of the priory not exceeding 600. Upon the resignation or death of the vicar, they may have the vicarage served by a secular priest or by one of their monks, appointed and removed at the pleasure of the prior. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
2 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 104.)
To the Cistercian abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Stanleye Imperatricis, in the diocese of Salisbury. Appropriation anew of the churches of Roude, Wotton Bassett, and Rye in the dioceses of Salisbury and Chichester, value together not exceeding 140 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 150, which churches were formerly appropriated to them by authority of the ordinary, were then as they are now of their patronage, and to which secular priests have been appointed as perpetual vicars; with appropriation, in consideration of their diminished resources, of the vicarages themselves. Upon the resignation or death of the vicars they may have the vicarages served by their own monks or by secular priests appointed and removed by them at pleasure. Digna exaudicione. (De mandato.)
17 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f 111d.)
To Stephen Roche, Cistercian abbot of St. Mary's by Dublin. Absolution from any sentences which he may have chanced to incur for uncleanness of the flesh, laying violent hands on clerks, going out of his monastery or places of his order without leave of his superiors, entering monasteries of nuns, carrying prohibited weapons, disobeying his superiors, conspiring against them or others, or visiting taverns; with dispensation for any irregularity contracted by celebrating or taking part in divine offices while under such sentences, and rehabilitation. Erigit tue devocionis.
8 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 113.)
To Macrobius Olachnan, Cistercian monk of Maur (de Fonte Viro), in the diocese of Ross. Extension to him, who is in priest's orders, of papal dispensation on account of illegitimacy as the son of a monk and an unmarried woman—to hold any offices, administrations and dignities of his order below the abbatial— so that he may hold any such dignities, even abbatial. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Religionis zelus, rite ac morum.
6 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 113d.)
To Catherine Pound, Cistercian nun of Swyne, in the diocese of York. Indult not to be obliged to accept or exercise any administration of the order. Tue devocionis.
2 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 119.)
To Roger Westley, Augustinian canon of Hagmund, in the diocese of Lichfield. Indult not to be removed from the said monastery against his will, nor be obliged to exercise any office therein. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 120.)
To William Lewes, Cistercian abbot of Robertsbridge, in the diocese of Chichester, papal chaplain. Faculty to dispose of his personal property, and to convert it to pious uses, first deducting his debts and charges for dilapidations caused by his negligence, with exhortation to be liberal to the monastery. Quia presentis vite.
Ibid.
(f. 120d.)
To Roger Thyshurst, Augustinian prior of Combewell, in the diocese of Canterbury, papal chaplain. The like. Quia etc.
1398.
5 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 125.)
Appropriation to the mensa of Thomas Bekyngham and his successors, claustral priors of St. Augustine's, Canterbury— inasmuch as the prior has to exercise hospitality, in the absence of the abbot, to divers persons who come on account of relies of saints preserved in the city—of the church of Frythynden in the same diocese, of the patronage of the abbot and convent, value not exceeding 30 marks, that of his mensa not exceeding 20. Upon the resignation or death of the rector, the prior may have the church served by a secular priest or by one of the monks appointed and removed at his pleasure. Ad perp. rei mem. Ex injuncto nobis. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 125d.)
To the Cistercian abbot and convent of Roche (de Rupe), in the diocese of York. Appropriation of the church of Herthille in the same diocese, value not exceeding 60 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 1,000. Upon the resignation or death of the rector they may have the church served by a secular priest or by one of the monks appointed and removed at the pleasure of the abbot. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
1398.
5 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 126d.)
To the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. Appropriation of the church of St. Andrew, Canterbury, hitherto held by a secular priest, value not exceeding 32 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 2,000. Upon, etc., as in the preceding. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 128.)
To the Cluniac prior and convent of Lewys in the diocese of Chichester. Appropriation of the church of St. Mary, Feldwelle, in the diocese of Norwich, hitherto held by a secular clerk, value not exceeding 55 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 1,800. Upon, etc. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 128d.)
To the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. Appropriation of the perpetual vicarage of Menstre, which church they hold to their uses, the value of the vicarage not exceeding 70 marks, and that of the monastery 2,000. Upon, etc. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
16 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 129d.)
To Thomas, prior of Winchester. Indult to him and his successors to use the ring, mitre, pastoral staff, and other pontifical insignia. Sincere devocionis.
2 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 136.)
To John Severnie, monk of Worcester, papal chaplain. Grant to hold a benefice with or without cure, even if wont to be held by secular clerks, and to exchange it as often as seems good to him for a similar or dissimilar benefice. Grata tue devocionis.
Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 136d)
To the bishop of Meath, and the abbots of St. Mary's Kells (de Kenlis) and St. Mary's Develeke in the diocese of Meath. Mandate as below. Lately the pope made provision to Walter Calf, monk of Down, of the priory thereof, on its voidance by Urban VI's provision to its then prior, the late John [Ross], of the see of Down, previously reserved to the apostolic see, and by his consecration as bishop. After the said provision of the priory it was set forth to the pope on behalf of John Sely, monk of the same, that Calf had previously, without leave and with intent to apostatize, put off his habit and betaken himself to Scotland and lands occupied by schismatics, and that he was thereby and otherwise unfit; wherefore the pope ordered the archbishop of Armagh, if Sely chose to accuse Calf before him, to decide the cause, and in the event of his depriving Calf of the priory, and finding Sely fit to hold it, to collate and assign it to him. Calf's recent petition contained that Sely accused him before John archbishop of Armagh, and by falsely suggesting that in obtaining the priory from the pope he had acted contrary to royal statutes, obtained royal writs from the officers of king Richard inhibiting any from defending him in his suit. His petition added that when he was thus undefended and in remote parts, the archbishop made collation of the priory to Sely, and asserts that before having his provision he had been absolved from the said crimes by papal authority. If it be found that Sely procured such writs, the archbishop's sentence is to be annulled, Calf restored, and Sely deprived of all right, removed, and warned under pain of excommunication to cause the said letters to be revoked, making satisfaction to Calf for fruits received. If afterwards Sely choose to accuse Calf before the above three judges, the cause is to be decided; and if he do not do so within a given time, silence is to be imposed on him, and the priory, whose value is said not to exceed 100l., is to be collated and assigned to Calf. Humilibus supplicum. [5½ pp.]
1399.
7 Id. Feb.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 143d.)
To the prior and chapter of Norwich. Renewal, with exemplification, of Alexander IV's confirmation—Cum a nobis petitur, dated at the Lateran, 7 Kal. March anno 2 [1256], of the grant by the bishops of Norwich and Walter their successor as above, Reg. Lat. LXIV, f. 271. They are not to be compelled in future to exhibit other than the present letters. Meritis restre devocionis.
Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 146d.)
Appropriation to the Cistercian abbot and convent of Sybeton in the diocese of Norwich, of the perpetual vicarage of Sybeton, formerly instituted with a portion for a secular priest in that church, which is of their patronage and held to their uses, and of the chapel of Pesenhale annexed to the said church, value together not exceeding 30 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 400. Upon the resignation or death of the vicar they may have the vicarage served by a monk of their monastery or by a secular priest. Ad fut. rei mem. Digna exaudicione. (De mandato.) (Marginal note: Cancelletur alia si reperiatur, quia per istam corrigitur. N. de Ben[even] to.)
Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 156d.)
To Henry Bliton, Friar Minor of the English province. Indult to him, who has passed his fortieth year, to dwell perpetually in the York house of his order, not to be removed therefrom, or obliged to undertake any office in the same, except such as its old (antiqui) friars are wont to exercise; and, as often as it is good for his soul or on the business of his order, to go to the Roman court with one companion of the order. Sincere devocionis.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of York, the bishop of Lincoln and the abbot of St. Mary's, York. Sincere etc.
Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 164.)
To John Walton, Augustinian canon of Oseneye. Dispensation to hold, together with his canonry, one other benefice, even if an elective dignity, major or principal and united, or personatus or office, with or without cure, and 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.
5 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 165d.)
Appropriation to the Premonstratensian abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Langele, of the church of St. Margaret, Burgh in Flegg, in the diocese of Norwich, of their patronage, value not exceeding 20 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 400. Upon the resignation or death of the rector they may have the church served by one of their canons or by a secular priest appointed and removed at the pleasure of the abbot and convent. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
1399.
5 Kal. March.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 169.)
To Alan Viterby, Gilbertine canon of Ormesby in the diocese of Lincoln. Absolution and rehabilitation on account of the following. When he was young and had made his profession, he left his monastery, with no intention to apostatize and without putting off his habit. Accused after his return of having committed fornication with an unmarried woman, he did not clear himself within the time appointed, thereby rendering himself unable to hold dignities, administrations, personatus and offices of his order. The necessary dispensation is granted. Sedes apostolica. (De mandato.)
Non. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 171.)
Appropriation to the Premonstratensian abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Weste Derham, in the diocese of Norwich, of the church of Grimeston in the same diocese, of their patronage by lay gift, value not exceeding 90 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 400. Upon the resignation or death of the rector they may have the church served by one of their canons. Ad perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.) (Marginal note: Cancelletur alia si reperiatur, quia per istam corrigitur. N. de Ben[even] to).
Non. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 177.)
Exemption of the Cluniac prior and convent of Thedforth from the jurisdiction of the abbot of Cluny, who is distant and schismatical; with ordinance that the convent may elect the prior, and that the prior of Castylacre shall confirm the election. Ad perp. rei mem. In eminenti sedis. (De mandato.) (Marginal note: Cancelletur alia si reperiatur, quia per istam corrigitur. N. de Ben[even] to. This note is cancelled and followed by another: Ista fuit bulla prima, et correcta hic in dictione valcant, N. de Ben[even] to. The “dictio” (i.e. the word) valeant is added in the margin near the end of the letter.)
Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 182d.)
To Ralph Norwiche, Cluniac monk of Tedforth. Licence to transfer himself to any Benedictine monastery, and to hold dignities, even abbatial, administrations, personatus, offices and other benefices, with or without cure, wont to be held by monks of that order. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 183.)
To the Augustinian prior of Orford in the diocese of Norwich. Mandate to recall to Orford and to compel to obedience and discipline, Robert Maintre, Augustinian friar, who, having been lately made a papal chaplain [above, p. 116], has on that account refused obedience and has more than once wandered about without leave of his superiors; with ratification of any sentence or penalty imposed upon him. Pro singulorum fidelium. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 183d.)
To the Augustinian prior and convent of Butdelee, in the diocese of Norwich. Indult to let to farm their manors, stipends (prestimonia), pensions, churches, chapels and possessions to fit persons, laymen or clerks, devoted to the pope and the Roman church, not in perpetuity, but for a moderate time, without requiring leave of the ordinary of the respective places. Quociens illud. (De mandato.)
1399.
Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 191.)
To the Augustinian prior and convent of St. Giles's, Bernewell, in the diocese of Ely. Appropriation motu proprio of the perpetual vicarage, value not exceeding 15 marks, that of the priory not exceeding 800, of St. John Baptist's in Melnestrete, Cambridge, which church they have long held to their uses. Upon the resignation of the vicar they may have the vicarage served by one of their canons regular or by a secular priest appointed and removed by them at pleasure. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.) [See J. W. Clark Hist. Ch. of S. Jo. Bapt. (Camb. Ant. Soc.) 1879.]
15 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 200.)
Confirmation and completion of the ordinance and decree made by the late John, bishop of Ely, in the dispute between the abbot and convent of West Derham, who hold to their uses the church of Holy Trinity, Cambridge, and the prior and convent of Bernewell, about the tithe of sheaves from the fee of Nunne Courtfee within the bounds of the said church, which dispute, in order to avoid expense, was submitted to his decision. The bishop ordained and decreed that the prior and convent should receive the said tithes as a perpetual lease (emphiteosim) from the abbot and convent, paying them in the priory on the day of the synod, which is held there about the feast of Holy Trinity, a yearly cess of 30s., as also all ordinary and extraordinary charges upon the said rectory and tithes; that if the prior and convent failed so to pay, or to do so within a month after being admonished in the synod, the abbot and convent should collect the tithes for that year; and that as often as the prior and convent did not pay, they should pay a fine of 30s. to the fabric of the church of Ely. The petition of the abbot and convent adds that the bishop's ordinance made no mention among the said charges of the repair of the chancel or choir of Holy Trinity, nor of the choir windows, nor of synodals, whence a dispute has arisen. The pope hereby declares that the prior and convent are bound to pay the said charges. Ad perp. rei mem. Sedis apostolice.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Tuy, the abbot of Wedeling and the prior of Wyrmegeye in the diocese of Norwich. Sedis etc. (De mandato.)
4 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 202.)
To William Sudbury, monk of Westminster, S.T.B. Indult motu proprio to hold and possess for life, without requiring any licence, any books, jewels, moneys, and any other goods which he has acquired from his monastery or from elsewhere, provided that they be not put to unlawful uses, but be preserved for the monastery or be converted to its use; with absolution and rehabilitation on account of any sentences incurred for possessing the same against the will of his superiors, and dispensation on account of any irregularity contracted. Religionis zelus, litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (De mandato.)
4 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 208d.)
Confirmation motu proprio of the appropriation to the abbot and convent of Wynchecombe by Tideman, bishop of Worcester, with consent of the prior and chapter, of the perpetual vicarage, of which they have not yet obtained possession, value not exceeding 50 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 800, of Wynchecombe, which church was of old and is held to their uses. The bishop's letters—Peticio vestra, of which exemplification is given, state that latterly the perpetual vicars have refused to pay the episcopal and other dues, have raised the parishioners against the abbot and convent, and have provoked suits alike in those parts and in the Roman court; that the monastery is impoverished through unfruitful seasons and a murrain among the cattle, and is burdened with debt; and that the licence of king Richard has been obtained on account of the Statute of Mortmain. They provide for the serving of the vicarage by a secular priest, to be appointed and removed by the abbot and convent at pleasure, reserve a pension of 2s. to the bishop and his successors, and are dated in his manor of Hyllyngdon, 6 May, 1398, the third year of his translation. The consent of the prior and chapter is dated in their chapter-house, 9 June in the same year, and is attested by John Chewe, clerk, of the diocese of Bath and Wells, public notary, and witnessed by John Herford and Hugh Kyng alias Drawen, clerks, of the dioceses of London and Worcester. Ad fut. rei mem. Ea que pro monasteriorum. (De mandato.)
4 Kal. July.
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 210d.)
Confirmation motu proprio of the appropriation to the Augustinian prior and convent of Cold Norton by the late John, bishop of Lincoln, with consent of the dean and chapter of Lincoln, and of the archdeacon of Oxford, of the church of Stepel Aston of their patronage, a perpetual vicar's portion being reserved; with incorporation hereby, also motu proprio, of the perpetual vicarage itself, whose value, together with that of the church, does not exceed 70 marks, that of the priory not exceeding 150. On the resignation or death of the present vicar they may have the vicarage served by one of their monks (sic) or a stipendiary secular priest appointed and removed by them at pleasure. The bishop's letters—Univ. sancte etc. Pastoralis officii, of which exemplification is given, state that the priory is situate in a barren place and between and very near two king's ways both leading to London, whence often a burdensome and intolerable concourse of people; that their lands lie uncultivated on account of the dearth of cultivators through epidemics; that their buildings are ruined by tempests of unwonted strength; and that they are so weighed down with debt and oppressed with misery and want that they must be dissolved and wander forth in quest of food and raiment. They reserve a yearly pension at Michaelmas of 13s. 4d. to the bishop and his successors, provide for the serving of the church by one of the canons or by a stipendiary secular priest appointed and removed at their pleasure, and are dated in his palace at Lincoln, 25 May, 1377, the fourteenth year of his consecration. The consent of the chapter, in the absence of the dean, is dated in their chapter-house 26 May in the same year, and the ratification by Thomas de Southam, archdeacon of Oxford, in the chapter-house of Cold Norton monastery 17 Sept. 1382. Ad fut. rei mem. Hiis que pro commodo. (De mandato.) [5 pp.]
1399.
5 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 213.)
To Thomas de Bradeley, prior of Cold Norton. Dispensation to him, the value of whose priory does not exceed 100 marks, to hold for life one other benefice wont to be held by secular clerks, even if a perpetual vicarage or a parish church, and even if the priory be an elective conventual dignity with cure, and to exchange both as often as seems good to him for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 233.)
Appropriation motu proprio to the Cluniac abbess and convent of Pollestworthe (sic), in the diocese of Lichfield, of the churches of Quynton and Barewelle, in the dioceses of Worcester and Lincoln, of their patronage, value together not exceeding 160 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 300. They may have the churches served by religious or secular priests appointed and removed by the abbess at pleasure. Ad. perp. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
5 Non.—.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 233d.)
Appropriation motu proprio to the commander and brethren of the house of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, Ekele, in the diocese of Lincoln, of the perpetual vicarage, value not exceeding 60 marks, that of the said house not exceeding 360, of Gaynysbourch in the same diocese, which church they hold to their uses. They may have the vicarage served by a brother of the house, or by a secular priest appointed and removed by the commander and brethren at pleasure. Ad. fut. rei mem. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.) [Date unfinished.]
4 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 230.)
Appropriation motu proprio to the Benedictine priory of Spaldyng, of the perpetual vicarages of Spaldyng, Pinchebeke, Weston and Multon, in the diocese of Lincoln, which churches the prior and convent hold to their uses. They may have the vicarages served by their monks or by stipendiary secular priests appointed and removed by them at pleasure. Ad fut. rei mem. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
14 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 241.)
To John Lyllyngeston, monk of the Benedictine priory of Loffeld, in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult, in consideration of a rupture, the result of a strain when working in the priory, imperfectly healed and again recurring, that he shall not be obliged to attend choir and other duties, and shall be allowed for recreation's sake to visit his relatives and friends, and otherwise leave the monastery without requiring licence of his superior. (… per ventrem tuum enormi elesione fuisti vulneratus, et deinde ventre huiusmodi reconsuto, post aliqua tempora tu eredens pristinam sanitatem recuperasse, denno prout antea consueveras te laboribus huiusmodi exponens, tandem elerando quoddam pondus lignorum pellem interiorem rentris huiusmodi alias consutam disrupisti, propter quod, modo ne riseera tui corporis ad pellem exteriorem propter huiusmodi rupeionem exire contingat locum ipsius ventris alias ruptum, cum quodam poncherio linco corpus tuum ligatum constringis.) Religionis zelus, vite ac morum.
1399.
5 Kal. May.
St Peter's, Rome.
(f. 42.)
To the master-general and the priors, canons, lay brothers, nuns and sisters of the order of St. Gilbert of Sempringham in England. Indult to let to farm to fit laymen or clerks, and for a fixed time only, their manors, churches, chapels, pensions, stipends (prestimonia) and possessions, without requiring licence of the ordinary of the place. Quociens illud.
Kal. May.
St. Peter s. Rome.
(f. 245.)
To the Augustinian prior and convent of St. Mary's, Essebi, in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult to have their church of Morton, which is close to their monastery, and was appropriated to them by papal authority, served by their canons, in accordance with the terms of the appropriation, or by secular priests, such priests to be appointed and removed, and the canons to be recalled to their cloister, by the prior at pleasure. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 245d.)
To the Cistercian abbot of Wouburn, in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult to have the church of Birchemor, of their patronage, situate near the monastery, to which it was appropriated by papal authority, served by one of the monks, appointed and removed and recalled to his cloister at the pleasure of the abbot, without a secular priest being associated with him for the administration of the sacraments, as was required by the terms of the said appropriation. Sacre religionis. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 247d.)
To the Benedictine prior and convent of Munk Bretton, in the diocese of York. Appropriation of the perpetual vicarage, value not exceeding 30 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 200, of Roreston [in the diocese of] York. The late William, archbishop of York, granted that on the resignation or death of the perpetual vicar of the said church, which they then held and now hold to their uses, they might have the vicarage served by one of their monks to be presented by them to and instituted by the archbishop or, during voidance, the dean and chapter, with a stipendiary chaplain to assist him at their expense. They may now, on such resignation or death, have the vicarage served by one of their monks or by a stipendiary secular priest appointed and removed by them at pleasure. Digna exaudicione. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 248.)
To the same. Confirmation of the appropriation of the church of Hilulton by Mar, in the diocese of York, of their patronage, value not exceeding 30 marks, that of the monastery not exceeding 200, made in consideration of their losses by pestilence, the barrenness of their lands and the destruction by fire of some of their buildings, by Richard Coningeston, official of the archiepiscopal court, with consent of the dean and chapter, under commission of Alexander, archbishop of York, to be served by a stipendiary priest or by a chaplain. Magne devocionis. (De mandato.)
12 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 251.)
To Richard Gilbard, Augustinian canon regular of Langeleti, in the diocese of Salisbury. Licence to him, a priest, to choose and remain in any hermitage in the realm, in order to lead therein a solitary life. Humilibus et honestis.
1399.
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 53.)
Confirmation of the ordinance of Walter, bishop of Bath and Wells, and of his modification thereof, as below, concerning the portion for a perpetual vicar to be instituted in the parish church of Brugge Walteri then, as now, appropriated to the poor hospital of St. John Baptist, Brugge Walter, in the said diocese. The bishop's two letters, exemplification of which is given, are respectively dated at Kingsbury, 12 Kal. July, 1304, the 2nd year, and at Wells 4 Kal. Jan., 1305, the 4th year of his consecration. In the first—Univ. sancte etc. Cum per sedem, the bishop states that he found, in course of a visitation of his diocese, that the portion of Walter de Stokelynche, then vicar, was not taxed by authority of the ordinary, and that on having an estimate made of the goods of the church, it was found that the fruits and obventions belonging to it did not exceed 64l. 6s. 2d. He therefore orders that the vicar's portion shall consist of the whole of the messuage (mansum), with curtilage, which Richard Purchaz had in the town of Brugge while he lived, and three acres of meadow which the said Richard held, and all oblations arising to the said church, even on the four principal feasts, likewise the [dues for] visitations of the sick, all legacies for forgotten tithe, triennials, all oblations at burials, marriages and churchings, and the wax arising therefrom, Mass pennies, requests, anniversaries, confession pence, Good Friday (in die parasecve) oblations, and eggs and other things offered at the cross, tithe of calves and of calf money from the parishioners of Brugge and the chapel of Horsi; the tithes of corn and hay and all other things not hereinbefore specified, pertaining to the said church and chapel, shall belong to the master and brethren. In the second—Univ. sancte, etc. Et (? for Ut) super percepeione, the bishop provides that the vicar shall have, in accordance with the preceding ordinance, the oblations arising from the churchings of women, but that the master and brethren shall have the oblations of wax at Candlemas. Witnesses are Master (Mat.) William Credye, rector of Biikynton, in the diocese of Exeter, John Kyngesbi, clerk, of the diocese of Wells, and others, not named, in the chapter-house of the said hospital. Ad fut. rei mem. Iis que pro ecclesiarum.
1398.
14 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 276.)
Confirmation of the appropriation made by Tideman, bishop of Worcester, with assent of the prior and chapter of Worcester, to the Benedictine prior and convent of Great Malvern—on account of the hospitality which they have to observe towards rich and poor in consequence of their being situated on the public road, and on account of their impoverishment through wars and mortalities in those parts and through divers unwonted exactions and tenths—of the church of Upton Snodesbery, of their patronage, value not exceeding 40 marks, that of the priory not exceeding 500. Ad fut. rei mem. Sacre religionis.
1399.
Non. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 279.)
To John Thynghull, Friar Minor. Indult to receive and carry, when away from his house, money given to him for the use of himself and his house, to convert the same to lawful uses, and cause it to be kept by anybody. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum.
1399.
4 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 286.)
To William London, monk of Canterbury. Absolution from excommunication and other sentences lately incurred by joining at the Roman court, without his prior's licence, Thomas, bishop [of St. Andrews], then archbishop of Canterbury, whose chaplain and member of whose household he was and is; with dispensation on account of irregularity, if any, contracted thereby, and rehabilitation. He may remain with the bishop as long as he will, return to his said church when he pleases, and receive and hold therein a dignity or other benefice wont to be held by the monks thereof. Humilibus supplicum rotis.
Non. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 286d.)
To Richard Hounsworth, monk of Glastonbury. Indult that he, being now aged and weak, and desiring to remain in his monastery, may hold for life and may not be removed by the abbot and convent from the office of chamberlain (camerariatus) therein. When at Oxford he was called away, and was successively appointed to divers and great offices and at length to the one named. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum.