Lateran Regesta 80
1398-1400

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'Lateran Regesta 80: 1398-1400', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 5: 1398-1404 (1904), pp. 310-321. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104135 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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Lateran Regesta 80

Lateran Regesta, Vol. LXXX.

11 Boniface IX.

De Diversis Formis.

1400.
[2 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.]
(f. 32d.)
To William de Caltorch, knight, of the diocese of Norwich. Indult as above, Reg. LXXIII, f. 217d. Sincere devocionis. [Cancelled with strokes only; without date and without the usual marginal and terminal subscriptions.]
1400.
Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 49.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadrageue of enjoined penance to penitents who on the Nativity, Annunciation, Purification and Assumption of St. Mary and the octaves of the Nativity and the Assumption; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves visit the church of the Premonstratensian monastery of St. Mary, Tupholm, in the diocese of Lincoln. Splendor paterne. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 59.)
Appropriation, at the petition of John Macclesfeld, provost of Wells, and John Sauvage, clerk, of the diocese of Lichfield, the patrons, to the Augustinian monastery of St. Anthony, Vienne, and its dependent house or hospital of St. Anthony, London, of the parish church, value not exceeding 30 marks, of St. Benet Fynk in Brodstrete, London. The fruits are to be converted, in accordance with the petition, to the use of the preceptor, brethren and poor of the said house, and the abbot and convent of the said monastery and the said preceptor etc. are to pray for the said patrons while they live, and for their souls after death. The appropriation is to take effect on the resignation or death of the present rector, and the church may be served by a brother of the said house or other secular priest, removable at the pleasure of the abbot or preceptor. The abbot and convent and the preceptor and brethren may compound for the rector's resignation, under a yearly pension for his life. In supreme dignitatis. (De mandato.)
10 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 65.)
To all brethren and sisters, present and future, of the fraternity of Holy Trinity of the church of St. Mary, Brydeport, in the diocese of Salisbury. Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to them and all other penitents who on the feasts of Christmas and Easter, Holy Trinity, and the Nativity, Annunciation and Assumption of St. Mary the Virgin, and the octaves of Christmas and the said Nativity, Annunciation and Assumption; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves, visit and give alms for the conservation of the said church. Dum precelsa.
10 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 65d.)
To William Tamworth, priest, of the town of Brystowe, in the diocese of Worcester. Licence to him and his successors—perpetual priests or chaplains of the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin, built and endowed on Brystowe bridge by the burgesses and commons (burgenses et communes) for a priest or perpetual chaplain and a clerk—to celebrate mass and other divine offices therein, and have a bell rung, without requiring licence of the diocesan or of the rector of the parish church of St. Nicholas, the latter of whom, he fears, may hinder the same. Humilibus et honestis.
Ibid. To all brethren and sisters, present and future, of the fraternity of the Assumption of St. Mary the Virgin, Winchester. Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the dedication, and on All Saints, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of the Assumption, Winchester. Dum precelsa.
Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 67.)
To Turibius, bishop of Tuy, dwelling in the Roman court. Mandate to absolve John Schyrrewode, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, from the guilt of perjury, and to declare him not to be bound to observe his oath and religious profession. His petition contained that in times long gone by the patron and parishioners of St. John's, Bedford, wont to be served by secular clerks, founded a poor hospital therein; that in its foundation it was ordained that the rector of the church should be the administrator (provisor) of the hospital, and that a certain number of priests should be instituted and dwell perpetually therein and minister alms; that subsequently archbishops of Canterbury and bishops of Lincoln, in their visitations, ordained that the said rector and priests should live together under the rule of the canons of St. Augustine, and that the priests should be called brethren, and the rector of the church master, of the said house or hospital; that it was afterwards ordained that the master and brethren should make their profession in the hospital and serve God perpetually therein, that the brethren should take oath of obedience to the master and of continual residence, and that they should publicly wear a cross of red cloth on their breast, conforming themselves, however, in dress, tonsure and divine offices to the rite of secular clerks; that he, the said John, at the instigation of certain friends, lately entered the hospital, made the wonted profession, swore to observe the statutes and, after a residence of some time, considering himself not bound by the preceding to any religion, and considering especially that the said religion has not been approved by the apostolic see, and ought not to be considered an order, has left the hospital without leave and has returned to the world. Humilibus et honestis.
16 Kal. April.
St Peter's, Rome.
(f. 67d.)
To Master James de Aquila, papal chaplain and auditor. Mandate as below. The late petition of John Doneys, priest, of the diocese of Exeter, bachelor of canon law, contained that a cause arose between Guy, [now] bishop, then elect, of St. Davids, and John Boer, canon of Salisbury, about the canonry and prebend of Middelton in the church of the Benedictine nuns’ monastery of Wherewel, in the diocese of Winchester, in which church there are some secular canons; that Guy claimed to have received provision from William, bishop of Winchester, upon the resignation, made to that bishop, of William Salesbury, which provision Boer opposed; that Boer's appeal to the apostolic see was committed by the pope to the late Herman de Bilvelt, papal chaplain and auditor, who removed Guy and restored Boer, reserving power to proceed in petitorio; that Guy's appeal from this sentence was committed by the pope to Master James Steube, papal chaplain and auditor, with commission to proceed simultaneously in petitorio et possessorio, and to terminate the cause by a single sentence; and that finally, upon the right, if any, of Guy, who still remained in possession of the canonry and prebend, being about to become void through his promotion by the pope to the see of St. Davids and his then approaching consecration, the pope ordered the auditor to surrogate to him in respect of such right the above John Doneys. John's recent petition contained that, after he had been thus surrogated, the pope committed the cause to Nicholas, [now] bishop of Ferentino, then papal chaplain and auditor, who confirmed the aforesaid sentence, reserving power to proceed in petitorio; and that his appeal has been committed by the pope to the above Master James. The pope therefore orders Master James to proceed simultaneously in petitorio et possessorio, and by one sentence to terminate both, in order to spare labour and expense to the two parties and end the cause. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. [See Reg. XCVII. ff. 124 and 223.]
8 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 70.)
To John Southam, archdeacon of Berks. Indult for seven years to visit his archdeaconry by deputy, and to receive the procurations in ready money to the daily amount of 30 silver [gros] Tournois, 12 to the gold florin of Florence. Personam tuam.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of London, the abbot of Westminster, and the archdeacon of Oxford in Lincoln. Personam dilecti. (De mandato.)
17 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 70d.)
To the master and brethren of the hospital of St. John Baptist, Bath. Licence to bury in the cemetery or in the church of their hospital, in addition to their inmates, the parishioners of the chapel, with cure, of St. Michael, contiguous to the hospital and held to its uses, as well as any other who so desire; the said parishioners having hitherto been wont to be buried in the cemetery of the parish church of St. Mary de Stall (de Stallis), in the said city. Sincere devocionis.
2 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 82.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, the dedication and Holy Trinity, and on All Saints, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin on the bridge called ‘Westbrugge’, Leicester. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 90.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, the dedication and St. Anne, and on All Saints, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair or the fabric and conservation of the chapel of St. Anne, Stoke by Newerk, in the diocese of York. Univ. etc. Liect is.
1399.
8 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 93d.)
To Walter Cook, archdeacon of Exeter. Indult for seven years to visit his archdeaconry by deputy, etc., as above, f. 70. Vite ac morum.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Monopoli, the abbot of Westminster and the dean of London. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
1400.
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 97.)
To the bishop of Termoli, and the priors of Durriache and Sygyr in the dioceses of Meath and Killaloe. Mandate, at the recent petition of the majority of the inhabitants of the [towns and places of the] country (patria) of Ferceall, in the diocese of Meath—containing that by reason of the distance of their said country, eight English miles, as well as of wars, access to their parish church of St. David, Achanurcayr, in the said diocese, for divine offices and the sacraments, baptisms and burials, is very difficult, especially in the winter and rainy season; and that, if to the chapel of St. Colman, Lyndela, in the said country, were subjected the chapels, in the same country, of Rachayn, Kylleacy, Ralyfey (sic), Athalvy, Drumeulynd (sic) and Eglays, all daughter chapels of and annexed to St. David's, it would be fit for erection into a parish church; and that its fruits and those of the said other chapels are sufficient for a rector and a vicar, the latter to have the cure of the said inhabitants and to pay the episcopal and other dues—to separate from St. David's all the said chapels, to erect that of St. Colman into a parish church, to subject thereto the others as daughter chapels, notwithstanding that they have cure, to assign to it the said country as its parish, and to grant that St. Colman's, even if it or any other of the said chapels be of lay patronage, may have font, cemetery and other parochial insignia. Humilibus et honestis. (De mandato.) [See Reg. XC, f. 214.]
9 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 108)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the dedication, and on All Saints, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair or the fabric and conservation of the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin, situate between Sutton and Bickylliswade, in the diocese of Lincoln. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
1399.
15 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 121.)
To William Lowtry, priest, of the diocese of Salisbury. Exempting him for life from the jurisdiction of archbishops, bishops, archdeacons, officials, and any other judges, and taking him under the protection of the apostolic see. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
1400.
12 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 125.)
Confirmation of the sealed letters, of which exemplification is given, of Ralph, bishop of Bath and Wells, dated in his manor of Banewell, 15 Aug., 1398, the tenth year of his translation, granting to Master Gilbert de Stone, priest, canon of Wells and prebendary of Wedmo[re] Secunda, of the canon's houses with garden adjacent, which are situate hard by the street called ‘Terre Lane,’ Wells, and which were inhabited by Master John Upton, recently canon. Is que pro commodo.
1399.
18 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 127.)
Relaxation of ten years and ten quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of the Assumption and Nativity of St. Mary the Virgin, SS. Peter and Paul, St. Thomas the Martyr, and St. Witburga Virgin, and the octaves of the first three; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of the Augustinian priory of Peterstone (Petra Petri), in the diocese of Norwich. Univ. Christifid. etc. Liect is. (De mandato.)
2 Non. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 129.)
Indulgence of the Portiuncula to penitents who on the feast of the Annunciation and during the four following days visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of the house of the Friars Preachers, Droghda, in the diocese of Armagh, and the chapel of St. Mary the Mother of God, almost contiguous to the said church; with indult that the prior and lector, and three or more of the friars deputed yearly by the prior and friars, may hear the confessions. Univ. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.) [Ripoll, Bullarium Proœdicatorum, II., p. 389, whence Burke, Hibernia Dominicana, p. 201. Cf. Ripoll, ibid. p. 424.]
15 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 133.)
To the official of Killaloe. Mandate to deprive of his canonry and prebend of Ardkachny in Limerick, Denis Cachaerna (sic), who, as the pope has learned, while holding the parish church of Kyllfynncanayn [in the diocese of Killaloe, from f. 133d.] obtained, and has held therewith for several years without dispensation, the archdeaconry of the church of Acdeoen, a dignity with cure, and who publicly practises the art of medicine for money, to the opprobrium of his clerical estate. Ad audienciam nostram.
Ibid.
(f. 133d.)
To the official of Killaloe. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding (here with spelling Oachaerna), to collate and assign to Thady Oconnuyl, perpetual vicar of Killamalyhry, value not exceeding 4 marks, in the diocese of Killaloe, who has had papal dispensation as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman to be promoted to all, [even] holy, orders and hold a benefice even with cure, the above canonry and prebend, value not exceeding 12 marks. He is hereby dispensed to hold them. Vite ac morum.
1400.
Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 141d.)
To Nicholas Seman of Denston (de Nardiston) rector of Stradsull alias Stradehull, in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him—who has had papal dispensation, as the son of a married man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold a benefice even with cure—to hold any mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, of any number and kind, even if canonries and prebends and elective dignities with cure, major or principal respectively, personatus and offices in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them, for exchange or otherwise, as often as he pleases, and hold in their stead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite ac morum.
4 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 143.)
Relaxation of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of the Nativity of St. Mary the Virgin and those of St. Andrew and St. James, and their octaves; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of St. James the Apostle, Wypstrode, in the diocese of Winchester. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
16 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 155.)
To Thomas Polton, archdeacon of Taunton. Faculty to warn and compel persons, religious and secular, within his archdeaconry to repair within a certain time, fixed by him, their churches, chapels, benefices, chancels, buildings and habitations, and to repair and maintain books, vestments and other ecclesiastical ornaments; and, in case of neglect or refusal, to sequestrate fruits sufficient for the purpose. Iis que conservacionem. (De mandato.)
3 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 156.)
To all persons ecclesiastical and secular, of either sex, of the fraternity called ‘Gild,’ of the place of Ludelow, in the diocese of Hereford. Indult that the confessor of each may grant plenary remission, once only, in the article of death. Provenit ex vestre. (De mandato.) [See Reg. LXXIX, f. 249.]
2 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 175.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of Christmas, Easter, [the Nativity of] St. John Baptist and All Saints, and the octaves of the first two; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of All Saints, Beganston, in the diocese of Llandaff. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
5 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 175.)
To John Rede, rector of St. Mary's, Orchardley, in the diocese of Wells. Grant for seven years to reside wherever he pleases for the study of letters, to take the fruits of his said church, value not exceeding 9 marks, to let it to farm to clerks or laymen, and to receive any salary from any persons for celebrating divine [offices], like other stipendiary priests. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)

(f. 215)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, Holy Trinity, the Invention of Holy Cross, and the dedication, and on All Saints, the octaves of certain of them, and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and six days visit and give alms for the conservation, repair, sustentation, and fabric of the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin, Brandesburton, in the diocese of York. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. [The latter part, including the date, is obliterated by water stains, with which the volume is penetrated from f. 130 to the end.]
1399.
6 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 215d.)
To William, elect of Carlisle. Indult to retain, and to take the fruits of, his parish church of Horncastre (almost illegible), in the diocese of Lincoln, and all his other benefices, until and after obtaining possession of the goods of his see and after his consecration, and during two years from the present date. Exigit tue devocionis. (De mandato.)
12 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 216.)
To the same. Faculty to be consecrated by any catholic bishop of his choice, etc., as usual; without prejudice to the archbishop of York. Cum nos pridem. (De mandato.)

(f. 217.)
Relaxation of — penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of St. Michael, St. Leonard, and the dedication, and on All Saints, the octaves of certain of them [and the six days of Whitsun week] visit the chapel of St. Michael in the infirmary of the hospital of St. Leonard, York, and give alms for the sustentation of its poor and infirm. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. [Partially illegible on account of water stains.]
1400.
12 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 219.)
To Elias Gilberti, rector of Skylegate, in the diocese of Wells. Declaration of the validity of the marriage contracted per cerbade presenti by his parents, Gilbert R—sham (three or four letters illegible) and Englisia, and consummated by them before it had been, according to the custom of the country, solemnized before the church; of his consequent legitimacy, the lawfulness of his ordination, and his fitness to hold his said church and any other benefices. Vite ac morum. [Waterstained.]

10 Boniface IX.

1398.
Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 229.)
To the archdeacon of Gloucester. Mandate to licence the community (unicersitas) of the town of Wytteley, in the diocese of Worcester—distant two English miles from its parish church of Holt, the road to which, especially in winter, is watery and miry—to erect a baptismal font in their chapel of All Saints, and to have a cemetery near. Humilibus et honestis.

11 Boniface IX.

1400.
5 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 232.)
Exhortation to give alms for the repair of the wooden bridges, called ‘Harlkedon’ (i.e. Harwedon) and ‘Kerdyngton,’ in the parish of Kerdyngton, in the diocese of Lincoln, for which repair there are no fixed emoluments or rents; with perpetual relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who do so. The pope strictly forbids these presents to be sent by pardoners (questuarios), and if this be attempted they are invalid. Univ. Christifid. etc. Quoniam, ut ait apostolus. [Wrongly dated anno decimo. Cancelled with strokes, and unsigned marginal note. Alibi est registrata quia de anno undecimo.]
8 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 245.)
Relaxation of five years and live quadragene of enjoined penance to brethren, sisters and benefactors, being penitent, of the fraternity in the parish church of St. Michael the Archangel, Southampton, who on the feasts of Easter, Holy Trinity, Purification, and St. Michael, the octaves of the two former, and the six days after the two latter; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the conservation of the said church. Univ. Christifid. etc. Etsi cuncte.
3 Non. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 247.)
Revocation to the pope himself, as below, of the causes pending between bishop Henry and the prior and chapter of Norwich. The pope recapitulates (omitting the names of the dependent priories, viz. Lynn, etc. and the suspension by the bishop of the proctor of the prior and chapter) his late mandate [Reg. XLIV, f. 61d.] to Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury, and John, bishop of Hereford, and the circumstances related therein, as far as the end. He goes on to state that afterwards —seeing that the compromise [namely, that begun by archbishop William at the intervention of king Richard] was against the tenor of the pope's first letters [namely those] to the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of Hereford [Reg. XXXVIII, f. 212d., in Cal. Lett. IV, p. 525, under date April 4, 1395]; that in those first letters the pope reserved to himself definitive sentence; and that they had expired long before the date [May 12, 1397] of the pope's second letters [i.e. the above mandate] to archbishop Thomas and bishop John, in which second letters no mention of such expiry was made, and which emanated without consent of both parties—the pope by further letters [hitherto not met with in his Register, but referred to above, Reg. LXXII, f. 254], called the causes up to himself, annulled all the aforesaid letters and commissions to the said archbishop and bishop, even if any proceedings had taken place thereunder, and imposed silence on bishop Henry and on the prior and chapter until he appointed another commissioner to hear the causes. Notwithstanding which, bishop Henry, as the pope has learned, has presumed to act contrary to the pope's said last letters by again causing the prior and chapter to be summoned before the king and council, so that they have been compelled by fear to submit, in all the questions at issue between them and bishop Henry, to the decision of Roger, then archbishop of Canterbury, Edmund, bishop of Exeter, and Richard, bishop of Salisbury. These, although having no jurisdiction, ordinary or delegate, have given a definitive and iniquitous sentence in favour of the bishop. The pope, therefore, motu proprio, calls up the said causes to himself, declares null the said submission and sentence, etc., and imposes silence on bishop Henry and on the prior and chapter until he appoints a commissioner to hear the causes in the Roman court. Ad fut. rei mem. Provida sedis apostolice. (De mandato.)
5 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 250d.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the Nativity, Annunciation, Purification, and Assumption of St. Mary the Virgin visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin, Snogan, without the walls of the town of Galluye, in the diocese of Annadown. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
6 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 251.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of seven years and seven quadragene to penitents who on the same feasts as in the preceding and those of the Exaltation and Invention of Holy Cross, and St. Patrick visit and give alms for the repair of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary [Cong?] in the diocese of Tuam, which has lately been burnt. Univ. etc. Licet is. [A blank space has been left in the register for the name of the monastery.]
7 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 253d.)
Exemplification from the register of Urban VI of that pope's mandate which, dated at St. Peter's, Rome, 4 Non. Dec. anno 2 [1379], and addressed to the archbishop of Canterbury, ordered him, at the petition of John, bishop of Lincoln—containing that the fruits of the chancellorship and precentorship, dignities without annexed prebends, were so insufficient that they had been void for thirty years and more, and were still void, nobody caring to impetrate them from the apostolic see or otherwise, so that the church was defrauded of their services— to licence the said bishop to appropriate to them respectively the churches of Sutton and Kyldesby, value not exceeding 60 and 50 marks, in the diocese, both in the bishop's collation. The present exemplification, granted at the instance of the chancellor and precentor, shall have the force of the original. Ad fut. rei mem. [The rest of the incipit is illegible on account of water stains.]
4 Id. April.
St Peter's, Rome.
(f. 255.)
To Henry Haselbech, priest, of the diocese of Canterbury. Licence to him and his successors, perpetual chaplains or priests deputed to the chapel of Holy Trinity, which has been built in the village (rillula) of Meelkhous, in the said diocese, to celebrate masses and other divine offices, and to have the bells rung therefor, without requiring licence of the vicar of Cranbrok. The pope further wills that all legacies to the chapel and gifts for the sustentation of the chaplain shall remain integrally to him and his successors. Humilibus et honestis.
2 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 270d.)
To Robert de Ottelay, rector of St. Martin's in Conyngestrete, York. Indult for five years to hear the confessions of his parishioners and to give absolution in episcopal cases, but not in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Sincere devocionis.
1399 (?)
16 Kal. Jan. (?)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 271.)
To the abbot of Hamon, in the diocese of Lichfield. Mandate to licence the community (universitas) and inhabitants of the town of Stepilton, in the said diocese—distant about one English mile from its parish church of Cumdor, between which and Stepilton is a certain river, whose frequent floods, especially in winter, make access difficult—to have a cemetery near a certain chapel which exists in their said town. Humilibus et honestis. [Date almost illegible through water stains.]
1399.
4 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 274.)
To Roger Basset, treasurer of St. Davids, licentiate of civil law. Dispensation to him, who holds the said treasurership, a dignity with cure, value not exceeding 100 marks, to hold for life one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if an elective dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office in a metropolitan or cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign both, for exchange or otherwise, as often as seems good to him, and hold in their stead two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Litterarum sciencia, vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
1400.
3 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 280d.)
To the dean of London. Mandate, at the petition of John Marston, of London—containing that Alice his wife has, he knows not why, several times sought his death and committed adultery, so that he dares not, nor wishes, to live with her—to summon her and others concerned and to decide what is just, enforcing his decision by ecclesiastical censure. Exhibita nobis.

(f. 281.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of the Nativity of St. John Baptist, All Saints, and St. Etheldreda, the octaves of certain of them, and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of St. Etheldreda, Virgin, within the bounds of the parish church of St. Cuthbert, Wells. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. [Date illegible.]
1400.
10 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 283d.)
Confirmation motu proprio, with exemplifications which shall have the force of the original, of the statutes and ordinances made for the chapter, canons and persone of Wells, and of the privileges and rights granted to them by bishops Robert, Reginald, and Roger; also of bishop Walter's confirmation of Roger's grants. Exemplification is given of the inspeximus— by Richard Drayton, canon of St. Andrew's, Wells, the bishop's official, upon the application of the dean and chapter's proctor, Sir [Thomas] N[ewe] man, who appeared before him on Tuesday, 8 July, 1399, in the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin by the cathedral close—and of the notarial copies—made at the said official's order by [Nicholas Mo]re, clerk, of the diocese of [Wells], public notary, and dated as above, indiction 7, 10 Boniface IX, and witnessed by Sirs William [Lo]veryng and John Bonyngdon, perpetual vicars in the cathedral church, John Houghlot, clerk, of the diocese of [Wells], and others not here named—of (i) the ordinance Quoniam disposiciones, of Robert, bishop of Bath, that upon the death of any canon of Wells two parts of his prebend shall go to the canons for the whole of the following year, who shall celebrate his memory during that period, and that the third part shall be given in accordance with the testament of the deceased, or for his debts; and that each canon shall give to the cathedral church a full tithe from the land of his prebend; (ii) the conversion Hiis quibus est divina, by Reginald, bishop of Wells, to the fabric of Wells, and to the purposes of the building (operacionis) until finished, of all fruits of void churches in the diocese, made in the chapter of Wells in presence of Richard, dean, William, precentor, T. archdeacon, and almost all the canons [Church, Early History of the Church of Wells, p. 79. n. 1.]; (iii) the inspeximus and confirmation, dated at Woky, 8 Id. Jan., that is Epiphany, 1302 [-3], the first year of his consecration, by Walter, bishop of Bath and Wells, of the [partially illegible] grant—Cupientes honores, dated at Banewell, May 1246, by Roger, bishop of the same, to the chapter of Wells of the custody of the deanery and its emoluments during voidance, to be held by them as freely as it would have been by Roger and his successors had not his grant been made; in pursuance of which confirmation bishop Walter hereby hands over to the chapter full possession of the deanery, being void by his consecration. Romani pon[ti] ficis providencia. (De mandato.) [6 pp. The text is much water stained, and the illegible names, etc., inserted between square brackets, are supplied from Reg. LXXXI. f. 151, q.v.]