Lateran Regesta 113
1401-1403

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'Lateran Regesta 113: 1401-1403', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 5: 1398-1404 (1904), pp. 583-593. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104168 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. CXIII.

14 Boniface IX.

De Exhibitis.

1403.
11 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 14.)
To the bishops of Tuy and London and the abbot of Westminster. Mandate as below. The petition of John Hildiard, canon of London, contained that although he obtained collation and provision by authority of the ordinary of the canonry and prebend of Twyford in London, on their voidance by the death of John Danby, obtained possession and held them in peace for some time, Robert de Witton, priest, of the diocese of York, afterwards claimed them, opposed the provision and hindered his peaceful possession, depriving him thereof; that the pope committed Hildiard's appeal, at his instance, to Master Branda de Castelliono, papal chaplain and auditor; and that the said auditor, upon proof made by Hildiard's proctor, Master James de Subinago, decided that the cause had lawfully devolved to the apostolic see, and, upon Witton's repeated contumacy, adjudged the canonry and prebend to Hildiard, condemning Witton in costs, which he afterwards taxed at 40 gold florins of the camera. The pope confirms the auditor's sentence, and orders the above to execute it as against Witton or any others, proceeding by censure and invoking, if necessary, the aid of the secular arm. Exhibita nobis. [See above, pp. 467–469, and below f. 30.]
4 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 23.)
To John Tecka, priest, of the diocese of Exeter. Grant that his acceptance and the provision—made to him before the pope's recent revocation on 11 Kal. Jan. last, and under letters [above, p. 535] lately granted to him by the pope, likewise before the said revocation, by which he was expecting a benefice with or without cure in the common or several gift of the bishop and dean and chapter and each of the canons and persone of Exeter—of the perpetual vicarage of St. Goronus's in the diocese of Exeter, in the gift of the bishop only, value not exceeding 20 marks, on its voidance by the death of John Noe, shall hold good from the present date, provided that Noe was not a member of the pope's household, that Tecka was not intruded, and that the vicarage was due to him in turn; as though it had not become void otherwise than by Noe's death, and as though its collation had not lapsed by the Lateran statutes to the apostolic see, and had not been specially reserved. Vite ac morum.
1402.
3 Non. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 30.)
To Master Branda de Castelliono, papal chaplain and auditor. Mandate as below. The recent petition of John Hyldiard, clerk, of the diocese of York, contained that a cause arose lately between him and Robert [de] Witton, priest, of the same diocese, about the canonry and prebend of Twyford in London, Hyldiard asserting that he obtained them as above, f. 14, and Witton asserting that he received collation from Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury, and obtained possession under a definitive sentence of the dean of London by commission of the archbishop; and that Hildyard's appeal to the apostolic see was committed by the pope to the above auditor. The petition adding that some assert that neither Hildyard nor Witton has any right, the pope—who has recently ordered provision to be made anew to Hildyard, in whatsoever way the voidance arose, and by the same letters granted him, who is in minor orders only, dispensation during five years not to be bound to be promoted to holy orders on account of the said prebend, if sacerdotal or requiring holy orders, or of any other benefice, held or to be held by him, with cure or sacerdotal or requiring holy orders— hereby orders the auditor, if he find that neither Hildyard nor Witton has any right, to collate and assign to Hildyard the canonry and prebend, value not exceeding 20 marks, whether they be void as above, or by the resignation of Christopher cardinal priest of St. Ciriac's, or be otherwise void, or be lapsed or reserved; notwithstanding that Hildyard holds the canonry and prebend of Eldon in the collegiate church of Aukeland, the hospitals of St. James Alberton and St. Giles by Richmond, and a prebend, without portion, in the collegiate church of Darlyngton, in the dioceses of York and Durham, value altogether not exceeding 100 marks. Vite etc.

De Diversis Formis.

11 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 97.)
Grant during ten years of the same indulgence as is gained by those who visit the church of St. Mary, Aix-la-Chapelle, in the diocese of Liege every seven years on the feast of St. Margaret, to penitents who on the Nativity of St. Mary and the fourth Sunday [in Lent] on which the Letare is sung, and the two days after each of the said feast and Sunday, visit and give alms for the repair or conservation of the conventual church of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Bradenestok, in the diocese of Salisbury; with indult to the prior and sacristan and four priests, secular or regular, deputed by them, to hear the confessions and grant absolution, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Those who are prevented by infirmity or other lawful impediment, and who send their alms, may gain the indulgence. Univ. [Christifid.]etc. Dum precelsa. (De mandato.)

13 Boniface IX.

[9 Nov., 1401—
8 Nov., 1402.]
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 102.)
To John Wittewell, priest, of the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation to him—who has had papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he was so promoted and obtained a benefice with cure, which he has resigned—to hold any mutually compatible benefices, of any number and kind, with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends and elective dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices, with or without cure, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them simply or for exchange as often as he pleases and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy and dispensation need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite ac morum. [Cancelled with strokes and date unfinished, thus: Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum. In the margin is the note: Dat. anni xiii.]

14 Boniface IX.

1402.
11 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 102d.)
To the prior of Angleseye in the diocese of Ely. Mandate at the petition of the master and scholars of the college or house of St. Michael, Cambridge—containing that formerly the late John Ilbergh alias Horwode, then rector of All Saints Ikelingham, in the diocese of Norwich, instituted in the said college two scholars to study, and one chaplain to celebrate masses of the Blessed Virgin, assigning certain yearly rents for their sustentation; and adding that the said rents, through the malice of the times, afterwards became so diminished that such scholars and chaplain could not and cannot be sustained therewith, wherefore for some time past there has been and is no such chaplain, nor are the said fruits likely to increase—if the facts be so, to grant that they shall not be bound in future to keep such chaplain, and to cause the portion of fruits concerning him to be applied to the use of the said two scholars. If the above be carried out there shall be, especially in each mass of the Blessed Virgin celebrated by the college, a special commemoration of the said John by a collect for the welfare of his soul. Honestis devotorum.
15 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 103.)
Relaxation of a hundred days of enjoined penance to the rector for the time being and to any other priest who shall celebrate mass, and to the parishioners and other penitents who hear mass or are present at its celebration each time they do so, in St. Peter's Fanflore, the parish church of Rittington in the diocese of York, in which church divine offices are rarely celebrated because its parishioners for the most part dwell in distant towns. Univ. Christifid. etc. Splendor paterne.
15 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 105d.)
To Thomas de Castro Bernardi, priest, of the diocese of York. Absolution from all sentences incurred, and rehabilitation on account of irregularity contracted, if any, through his having in his youth written and fabricated, at the instance of divers persons, divers letters and writings. Vite ac morum.
Ibid. Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of St. Andrew and the dedication, 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 of the parish church of Bretenham in the diocese of Norwich. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 108.)
Confirmation etc. as below. The pope has lately learned that in the cause which lately arose between Henry, bishop, and Alexander, prior and the chapter, of Norwich—about the appointment and removal of certain officers within and without the said church, namely of the sub-prior (superiores), sacristan, cellarer, precentor, chamberlain, master of the hospital of St. Paul of the Norman [s] in Norwich, and the monk penitentiaries of the said church and of its dependent cells, and of the priors of its dependent cells of Lynn (Lennie), Yarmouth (Jernemute), Hoxne and Aldeby; the admission of postulants (monachandorum) before their being invested with the habit, and their profession; the correction and reformation of crimes and excesses, detected at visitation, of the monks; the exhibition, at the bishop's septennial visitation, of titles of benefices, portions and pensions appropriated to the prior and chapter; the renting or farming of the said benefices and portions and of fruits etc. belonging to the prior and chapter; the admission, suspension, and removal of their advocate and proctor in the episcopal consistory of Norwich; the sale of corrodies in the said church; the custody of muniments and other evidences belonging to the bishop; the registrations (insinuacionibus) and probates (approbacionibus) of wills of priests of the cemetery (carnarii) situate within the precincts of the said church and of the wills of all who die within the jurisdiction of the said hospital; the pension of 4l. on account of the bishop's chapel situate within his palace at Norwich; the registration (insinuacione) and probate (approbacione) of the wills of all who die within the deanery of the same (sic) manors; the inductions of vicars and rectors to the aforesaid (sic) vicarages, portions and benefices; the tithes from enclosed and all other episcopal lands imparked (imporcatis) or otherwise left uncultivated in the towns of Suthelmham, Northelmham, Ternegge and Bryinton in the said diocese; and about other articles [not here related]—the parties at length had recourse to and accepted the arbitration of Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury, who reserved to himself and his successors power to interpret and declare, if necessary, the said arbitration, which was drawn up in the form of a public instrument bearing the archbishop's seal. The pope confirms the said arbitration or composition, except only the article reserving the said power, which article the pope annuls. Ad perp. rei mem. Ea que judicio vel concordia. [See above, Reg. CVIII, f. 10.]
Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 109.)
To the inhabitants of the town of Leygh in the diocese of Wells. Licence, at their recent petition—containing that although the rector of Melles in the said diocese, within which parish their town lies, from time immemorial has been wont and is bound to cause all the sacraments, but not burial, to be administered, divine offices celebrated and the cure of souls exercised, at his own expense, by a chaplain in the chapel, held by the rector to his own uses, of the said town, nevertheless John Preston, rector of the said church, has neglected to observe the said custom; and that, the said town and chapel being distant two English miles from the said church, it is very difficult for them, on account of the dangers of the roads, floods and divers other impediments, to convey their dead to the said church—as often as it shall be expedient, and the rector shall be negligent, to have a fit chaplain, a priest, who, at the rector's expense shall minister, etc., as above, and shall, without prejudice to the rector, bury in the said chapel or its cemetery. Sincere devocionis.
2 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 110.)
Confirmation—at the recent petition of John Griffyth, rector of the church of St. Andrew in the town of Rusteshale in the diocese of Salisbury, dependent on the parish church of Uphaven in the said diocese, and of the inhabitants of the said town, situate within the said parish—of the letters whereby Nicholas, bishop of Christopolis (Cristopolitan.), dedicated and consecrated a cemetery at the said church of St. Andrew for the burial of the dead of the said town who had been wont to be buried at the said parish church and its cemetery; as they fear whether, the dedication and consecration having taken place sede vacante, they may not be molested. Exemplification is given of the sealed letters— Univ. sancte etc. Litteras commissionis … nuper recepimus of the said Nicholas, bishop of Christopolis (Christopolitan.), dated at Rusteshale on Monday the feast of St. Nicholas the Confessor, 1395—which themselves exemplify [not the letters— Ad exercendum, above p. 476, of archbishop William, appointing John de Maidenhith guardian of the see of Salisbury, but only] the letters— Incumbunt nobis, dated at Salisbury, 27 Oct. 1395, addressed to bishop Nicholas by John de Maidenhith, canon of Salisbury, appointed, by the late William archbishop of Canterbury, guardian of the spiritualties of the see of Salisbury during its voidance by the death of John de Waltham, and setting forth the powers conferred upon the said bishop Nicholas as suffragan, as above, ibid. [here with right readings percussoribus and corruptoribus, the wrong reading saguinum for sanguinis, and the readings perjuris and homicidis]. Bishop Nicholas states that in virtue of the said powers he has consecrated and dedicated a cemetery of the said church of St. Andrew, Rusteshale, and that on account of the distance of St. Andrew's from the said church of Uphaven, and the hazards of the roads, he has granted to the inhabitants the right to be buried there. Ad fut. rei mem. Non solum conveniens.
9 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 133d.)
Monition and exhortation, during ten years, to all the faithful to give alms to the chapel of the hospital of St. Anne, Colchester, in the diocese of London, whose fruits, etc. are so slender that the master of the said chapel cannot be suitably maintained and exercise hospitality, etc., but is rather obliged to seek elsewhere the necessaries of life; with relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who do so and who on the principal feasts of the year and those of St. Anne and the dedication and their octaves visit the said chapel, and of a hundred days to those who do so during the said octaves. The pope strictly forbids these presents to be sent by pardoners (questuarii), and if this be done they shall be void. Univ. Christifid. etc. Quoniam ut ait.
6 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 134.)
To John Lutterell, rector of St. Mary's, Great Massyngham, in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who holds the said church, value not exceeding 50 marks, to hold one other benefice with cure [in] compatible therewith, even an elective dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, or a perpetual vicarage requiring continual residence under the statutes of Otto and Ottobon, and to resign both for exchange or simply as often as seems good to him, and to hold instead for life two incompatible benefices. Vite ac morum.

(f. 134.)
To Thomas Schaworth, knight, nobleman, and Nicola his wife, noblewoman, of the diocese of York. Indult—. Devocionis vestre sinceritas promeretur ut votis vestris. favorabiliter annuamus. Vestris itaque supplicacionibus inclinati, vobis auctoritatc presencium indulgemus ut si forsan, only. Cancelled with strokes.
4 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 134d.)
To the master and scholars of the house or college of St. Michael, Cambridge. Indult to them and their successors to rent, let, farm or sell, to clerks or laymen, all fruits, etc. tithes and oblations of their churches, chapels, portions, pensions and other possessions, and not to be bound to attend visitations, congregations, synods and chapters, general or special, when summoned by their ordinaries. If the bishop of Ely or any other have impetrated or shall impetrate papal letters against the present indult, such letters, unless they contain full, express and verbatim mention of these presents, shall be null and void. Quociens illud.
1402.
6 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 135.)
To Thomas Hogham, rector of Rollesby in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who holds Rolle[s]by, value not exceeding 40 marks, to hold one other benefice with cure incompatible therewith, even, etc. as above, to John Lutterell, f. 134. Vite ac morum.
1403.
12 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 148d.)
To William [Bellers as above, p. 531, or Belcts de Anglia, as in Ripoll, referred to ibid.], [bishop]elect of Soldaja (Soltanien.) [i.e. Sudak, in the Chersonesus]. Faculty to him, to whom the pope has made provision of the said see, to be consecrated by any catholic bishop in communion with the apostolic see, who shall send his oath of fealty, as usual. Cum nos pridie.

[De Provisionibus.]

1402.
2 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 152)
Provision to John de Norwyco, an Augustinian friar, in priest's orders, of the see of Jerolamen., void by the death of bishop George, during whose life it was reserved to the pope. Apostolatus officium. (De mandato.)

De Diversis Formis.

1403.
4 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 163.)
Relaxation of two years and two quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of St. Etheldreda and the dedication, 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 parish [church] of St. Etheldreda, Tesford (sic), in the diocese of Norwich, in which is preserved most fairly and devoutly the smock (camisia) of the said saint, and in which, through the merits of the same, God shows many notable and wonderful signs. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
7 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 167.)
To John Flemmyng, clerk, son of Thomas, baron of the barony of Slane, of the diocese of Meath. Dispensation to him, who is in his nineteenth year, to hold any benefice with cure, even an elective dignity, major in a metropolitan or cathedral or principal and unique in a collegiate church, personatus, administration or office, with cure, or a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, and to resign it as often as he pleases, simply or for exchange, and hold instead a similar or dissimilar benefice. Nobilitas generis, vite ac morum.
Ibid. To Thomas Pyres, clerk, of the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is in his fourteenth year, as in the preceding. Vite etc.

St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 168.)
To William, clerk, son of Philip, baron of the barony of Darcy, of the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is in or about his tenth year, after attaining his fourteenth year to hold any benefice with cure, even an elective dignity, major, or principal and unique, respectively, [personatus], administration or office, with cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign it etc. as in the preceding. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. [The date is illegible on account of water stains.]
1402.
8 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 175.)
To Thomas Ende (or Eude), rector of Tarent Hynton, in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation motu proprio to him, a priest, to hold one other benefice incompatible with his said church, even a perpetual vicarage or a parish church, or an elective dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus, perpetual administration or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead, for life, two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
15 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 178.)
Grant during seven years of the same indulgence as is gained by those who on the feast of the Ascension visit the church of St. Mark, Venice, to penitents who from the first vespers of the first Sunday in Lent to the second vespers of the Monday immediately following, inclusive, and from the first vespers of St. John Baptist to the second vespers of SS. Peter and Paul, inclusive, visit and give alms for the fabric or conservation of the parish church of St. John Baptist, Peterborough, in the diocese of Lincoln, which has been newly commenced with no little and costly labour, and whose completion is being assiduously urged on; with indult to the sacristan of the monastery of Peter borough and six or more other priests, secular or religious, chosen by him, to hear the confessions and grant absolution, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see, and to commute vows of pilgrimage and abstinence, vows of pilgrimage over sea and those of SS. Peter and Paul [Rome] and St. James of Compostella alone being excepted. Those who are prevented by infirmity, etc. as above, f. 97. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
2 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 178d.)
Indult during five years to penitents—who from the first to the second vespers, inclusive, of the Invention of Holy Cross and St. Mary Magdalen, and during the two days after each visit in person, and in case of infirmity or other lawful impediment visit by others, and give alms for the repair or conservation of the high altar of the parish church of St. Mary Magdalen, Newerke, in the diocese of York, —that the confessor of their choice may grant them plenary remission and commutation of their vows of pilgrimage and abstinence, those of pilgrimage over sea and SS. Peter and Paul and St. James alone being excepted. Univ. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
5 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 179.)
Appropriation, motu proprio, to the college of scholars, called the house of St. Michael, in the place of Cambridge, of the parish church of Grundesburgh in the diocese of Norwich, of the patronage of the master and scholars, value not exceeding 30 marks, that of the college not exceeding 200. A portion is to be reserved for a perpetual vicar. Ad. perp. rei mem. Pastoralis officii. (De mandato.)
1402.
12 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 180.)
Declaration, at the recent petition of the parishioners of the parish church of St. John Baptist in the town of Tyryngton in the diocese of Norwich—containing that although the said church, which was then a chapel without cure dependent on and situate within the parish of St. Clement's in the same town, was, on account of the distance and the difficulty of access, especially in wintry and rainy weather, by authority of the ordinary erected into a parish church, having thenceforward its own and separate parish, with cemetery, baptismal font and other insignia of a parish church, as it has at present; and that although St. John's and its parishioners were thenceforward, as they are now, free from all burden in regard to St. Clement's, and especially from the burden of its repair; nevertheless the parishioners of St. Clement's falsely pretend that the parishioners of St. John's are bound to share with them the said burdens—that from the time of the said erection the parishioners of St. John's are free from sharing the same and from contributing thereto. Ad fut. rei mem. Decet Romanum.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Telese, the abbot of Bury in the diocese of Norwich, and the archdeacon of Sudbury in Norwich. Decet etc.
1403.
9 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 190.)
Relaxation of two years and two quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of the dedication of St. Michael in the month of September visit and give alms for the repair or conservation of the parish church of St. Michael the Archangel in Parva Grava, in the diocese of Lincoln, which is so ruinous and partly roofless that divine offices can hardly be celebrated. Univ. [Christifid.] etc. Licet is.
1402(?)
8(?) Kal. (?)
Dec.(?)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 200.)
To the bishop of Exeter. Mandate to sequestrate, as below. Lately the pope appropriated to the Augustinian prior and convent of St. Stephen's, Lancestein, in the diocese of Exeter, the perpetual vicarage of the church, held by them to their own uses, of St. Martin, Leskiret, in the said diocese, so that on the resignation or death of the vicar they might cause the vicarage to be served by one of their canons or a secular priest appointed and removed at their pleasure [above, p. 156]. Their subsequent petition contained that a cause arose between them and John Waryn, clerk, of the said diocese, because they took possession under the pope's said letters on voidance by the resignation of Henry Frende to bishop Edmund; that John opposed, as he still does, the said appropriation and possession and despoiled them of the vicarage, which he still detains; that the cause, lawfully introduced, on their appeal, to the apostolic see was at their instance committed by the pope to Master Leonard de Sulmona, papal chaplain and auditor, who by a definitive sentence adjudged the vicarage to John and imposed perpetual silence on them, condemning them in costs; that their appeal was committed to Master Nicholas de Vordis [water stained], papal chaplain and auditor, who reversed the said sentence and declared that thet appeal was good and that the appropriation was to take effect, adjudged the vicarage to them, and removed John, imposing silence upon him and condemning him in fruits received, from which sentence he has appealed to the apostolic see. The said petition added that they fear lest, during the continuance of the suit, John, who has not yet had peaceable possession for a year, may not so dilapidate or consume the fruits that in the event of their final victory it may be very difficult for them to recover or exact them. The pope therefore orders the above bishop to sequestrate the vicarage for the benefit of the final victor. Dudum per nos. [The date and other parts are water stained. See above pp. 357, 358, 391.]
14 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 206d.)
To the bishop of Tuy, the archdeacon of Cashel, and Eugene Omanachayn, canon of Killaloe. Mandate, as exemplified above, Reg. CVIII, f. 229 (here with spelling Gleandalacen.). [Cancelled with strokes and in margin Cassata de mandato, Jacobus de Teramo.]
8 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 220.)
To Matthew Stok, rector of St. Leonard's without the walls, Exeter. Dispensation to him—who has had papal dispensations (i) as the son of a subdeacon and an unmarried woman to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he obtained the above church; (ii) to hold one other benefice incompatible (sic) therewith, and to resign both simply or for exchange and hold instead two similar or dissimilar mutually compatible (sic) benefices—to hold any mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends and elective dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices, with or without cure, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them simply or for exchange as often as he pleases and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy and dispensation need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite ac morum.
15 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 224.)
Confirmation, at the petition of the perpetual vicars in St. Mary's, Suthwell, in the diocese of York, of the statute and ordinance of the late archbishop John, and of the confirmation thereof by the late archbishop Thomas, whereby in addition to the insufficient portions received yearly by them from the canonries and prebends of the said church, they were to receive yearly, each of them, 20s. of English money from the fruits, etc. of the canonries and prebends which they served; the archbishop reserving to each of them the lesser (minutas) portions and other courtesies (curialitates) which they had been wont to receive, and which the faithful should offer to them over and above their fixed stipend. Ad perp. rei mem. Iis que pro divini.
Ibid. Ordinance, at the recent petition of the perpetual vicars in the church of Lincoln—containing that they or at least some of them are bound by the statutes and customs of the said church at certain times of the year to say the canonical hours and especially matins, at least in part, in the choir without candles, and that it sometimes happens that on account of the want of light they cannot finish the said hours—that in future they may at pleasure, and as often as expedient, say the said hours and especially matins with candles provided at their own expense. Ad perp. rei mem. Ad ea presertim (?) [Address and preamble water-stained.]
2 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 224d.)
To John Northwiche, rector of St. Leonard's-le-Hythe (de Novahetha) Colchester, in the diocese of London. Indult to hear the confessions of the parishioners of the said church or any other which he may obtain; and to grant them absolution, even in cases reserved to bishops, and to commute their vows, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Benigno sunt tibi. [Address etc. almost illegible on account of waterstains.]
15 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 225.)
To Thomas Wissenden, priest, of the diocese of Ely, M.A. Licence to him, a scholar of theology, to preach the word of God before the people as often as he pleases in the realm of England, in any places and at any times fit and honest, having first required licence of the curates. Humilibus supplicum.
1403.
3 Non. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 231d.)
To Dermit Machirleginn, clerk, of the diocese of Elphin. Grant that the pope's late letters—ordering the bishop of Civitaten. and two others [not here named] to collate and assign to him the perpetual vicarage, howsoever void, of Drumcliab in the said diocese, as having become void by the death of John Oconel—shall hold good even though, as his recent petition contained, it became void, as some assert, not as above, but because John held it for a year and more without being ordained priest and without dispensation, on account of which Dermit fears to be molested. Vite ac morum. [Partly waterstained.]

13 Boniface IX.

1402.
Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 245.)
To Richard Mawnniby, perpetual vicar of St. Mary's, Preston in Craven, in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who holds the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks, to hold one other benefice with cure incompatible therewith, even if an elective dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and if a perpetual vicarage requiring, by the statutes of Otto and Ottobon, continual residence, and to resign both, for exchange or simply, as often as seems good to him, and hold instead for life two incompatible benefices. Vite etc. (De mandato.)