Lateran Regesta 122A
1404-1405

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'Lateran Regesta 122A: 1404-1405', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 6: 1404-1415 (1904), pp. 46-60. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104196 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. CXXIIA

I Innocent VII (contd.)

De Diversis Formis

1404.
17 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 8.)
To Robert, bishop of Meath. Faculty to reserve, for this time only, and to collate and assign to four of his chaplains or clerks, one to each, four benefices in his diocese—he having, as it is asserted, no city or cathedral or collegiate church subject to him—with or without cure, in the gift of the bishop, even if two of them be dignities or personatus, and even if such chaplain or clerk already hold one, two, three or more other benefices; and to inhibit his successors from otherwise disposing thereof, unless such chaplains or clerks refuse to accept. Previously held incompatible benefices are to be resigned, and the bishop is to certify the camera or its collector in those parts of names and dates. Personam tuam.
1405.
14 Kal. Nov.
Viterbo.
(f. 9d.)
To Master Nicholas de Ryssheton, canon of Crediton in the diocese of Exeter, doctor of canon and civil law, papal chaplain. Faculty to him, who is also a papal auditor, to resign as often as he pleases, for purpose of exchange, his benefices present and future, with and without cure, to any ordinary or ordinaries, without requiring licence of the apostolic see; and to such ordinary or ordinaries, who shall certify, as in the preceding, to carry out the exchange. Grata tue devocionis.
16 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 13.)
Statute and ordinance as below. The recent petition of the rector and scholars of the college of Exeter at Oxford, hitherto commonly called the college or hall (aula) of Stapuldonhall, contained that Walter, sometime bishop of Exeter, instituted the said college and ordained that, besides a rector, thirteen scholars should reside, of whom twelve should study philosophy, and the thirteenth, who should be a priest, theology or canon law, and that there might thereafter be more scholars, if the means of the college increased; that each scholar should have 10d. [a week] for his commons—to use their words, and that the rector should have, besides the said commons, 20s., the said priest 20s., and each scholar 20s. yearly; that the place where the said scholars dwelt or should dwell in future should be called the hall of Stape[1]donhall; that if any scholar should be absent for five months in the year, unless on account of grave illness, he should be ipso facto deprived of all his right; that, as long as five scholars were in residence they should dispute twice a week, except in Christmas, Easter and Whitsun weeks, the disputations being in alternate weeks (alterna vice septimanatim) in natural philosophy and logic; that after a bachelor of the said scholars should incept in arts, he should thenceforth lecture for two whole years, exclusive of the year of his inception, but that in the third year following it should be left to his choice whether he should continue to lecture or not; that on the conclusion of the said third year he should, within a fortnight, leave the college and receive nothing more from it, another junior scholar being put in his place, the same to be observed in the case of any scholar as soon as provided with patrimony or perpetual pension worth 40(sic)s. a year or ecclesiastical benefice of any value; the mode of election of such junior scholar being as follows: the said scholars should, without fear or favour, nominate those whom they should believe the more apt to profit, more honest of character and the more poor in resources, being competent sophists and natives of the places specified in the statutes, and those should be admitted who received the consent of two parts of all the scholars; in the event of the consent of two parts not being forthcoming, the chancellor of the university should decide which scholar of those nominated should be received, provided that such scholar had at least six votes; that if any faithful of other dioceses than those specified in the statutes should augment the means of the college, scholars should be elected from such dioceses in proportion, or as the benefactor might dispose, and the number of scholars should be increased; that, with the increase of the said means, the number of thirteen has increased to fifteen, fourteen of them bound to study philosophy and the fifteenth, a priest, theology or canon law. The said petition added that the said means have so much increased that in future it will be possible for each scholar to receive [weekly] 12d. instead of 10d., except in Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Whitsun and Assumption weeks, in which weeks they will be able to receive 18d.; that the rector and scholars desire that each of the said fourteen scholars may be able, if he wish, to remain for several years after his inception in arts, exclusive of the year of his inception, receiving weekly during the said years as expressed above; that the scholars may be bound to dispute only once a week in logic and natural philosophy in alternate weeks, except in vacations, those scholars who are masters of arts being likewise to dispute, until the end of their regency in arts, as long as there be in college five who have not completed their regency; that for four years, exclusive of the year of their inception, they may be regents at pleasure, but on the completion of the said four years the said masters of arts shall resign their regency and shall not be compelled to be present at disputations in logic or philosophy, but shall study in theology, and, except in vacations, dispute once a week in that faculty, as long as six of them are in college; and that the said college be no longer called the hall of Stapeldenhall but the college of Exeter; that the rector and scholars shall be ipso jure deprived and excluded from the college after the lapse of six months from their attaining an ecclesiastical benefice of the said (sic) yearly value, namely 10 marks net, or the like amount by way of patrimony or perpetual pension; that the rector or scholar, to be elected fellow and confirmed by the chancellor, have the votes of at least seven of the scholars; that the said priest receive yearly 2 marks in addition to his 12d. a week. The pope therefore ordains that the rector and scholars shall in future receive 12d. instead of 10d. a week each, except in the above Christmas etc. weeks, in each of which they shall receive 18d.; that fourteen scholars may reside in the college, and each of them for ten years, if he will, after incepting in arts, exclusive of the year of his inception, receiving weekly during the said ten years the amount expressed above; that in future the said scholars shall, except in vacations, be bound to dispute once only a week in logic and natural philosophy in alternate weeks, even those scholars who are masters of arts, until the end of their regency in arts, so long as there are five present who have not completed the said regency, and they shall be regents for four years, at pleasure, exclusive of the year of their inception, but on the completion of the said four years the said masters in arts shall resign their regency and shall not be compelled to be present at disputations in logic or philosophy, but shall be bound to study theology and, except in vacations, dispute once a week in that faculty, as long as there be six of that faculty in college; that the rector and scholars shall be ipso jure deprived, as desired above; that the rector or scholar, to be elected, etc. as above; that the said priest, etc. as above; and that the college be henceforth called the college of Exeter and not the hall of Stapendenhall (sic). Ad fut. rei mem. Persone litterarum studiis.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Piacenza, the abbot of Osney and the archdeacon of Taunton in Wells. Hodie dilectis filiis.
14 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 16d.)
To John Wyssebech, rector of Newenton Longeville in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to receive and hold for two years with his said church another benefice with cure, if he receive collation of such under the pope's late mandate of provision to him of a benefice with or without cure in the common or several gift of the abbot and convent of Rameseye; notwithstanding the pope's requirement that upon obtaining such benefice with cure he should resign his said church. Within the said two years he is to resign church or such benefice with cure for another benefice compatible with the remaining one; otherwise the said church is to be then resigned. Litterarum sciencia, vite ac morum. [See p. 54.]
4 Non. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 23d.)
To William de Pylton, rector of Taustoke in the diocese of Exeter. Grant to him—to whom the pope has this day ordered provision to be made of canonries of Lincoln and Exeter, with expectation of prebends and of a dignity, personatus or office, even if such dignity be major in one of them and be elective; and whose petition contains that the said letters of provision say that the king's free chapel of Bruggenorth, in which he holds the canonry and prebend of Undordon, is in the diocese of Worcester, whereas it is in the diocese of Lichfield, and that they made no mention of his holding the canonry and prebend of St. Nicholas in the church of Llandaff—that the said letters shall nevertheless have force. Vite ac morum.
2 Non. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 33d.)
To Denis Olochlaind, perpetual vicar of Kyllonchon in the diocese of Kilfenora. Dispensation to him—who received papal dispensation, as the son of a deacon 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 by authority of the ordinary the above vicarage—to hold any mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, of any number and kind, even if canonries and prebends, dignities, with cure and elective, or personatus or offices in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them as often as he pleases, for exchange or otherwise, and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite etc. (Pro deo, de mandato.)
9 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 41d.)
To William Tanner, master, and the chaplains of the college of Cobham in the diocese of Rochester. Indult—seeing that according to the statutes of the college, in which there are also other clerks, they wear at divine offices white surplices with black almuces lined with black budge (pugeto), after the form and similitude of the habit of the perpetual vicars in the church of Salisbury—that the said master and his successors may for ever wear, throughout the year and at all times, almuces of grey vair, and calaber (almucia de rariis grisiis et schirolis calabrensibus), and that the said chaplains and their successors, being personally resident and present at the said offices, may wear white surplices only, with black almuces lined with taffeta and ‘Tartaryn,’ or black cappas, from the vigil of Easter until the feast of the translation of St. Edward the Martyr in October, after the use and custom of other colleges in those parts. Sincere devocionis.
7 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 42.)
To the prior of St. Mary's, Buttele, in the diocese of Norwich. Mandate as below. The recent petition of Roger Caundisch alias Cavendisch, donsel, of the diocese of Norwich, contained that formerly the late Thomas, bishop of Norwich, on account of the slenderness of the fruits, etc. of the parish church of St. John, Alteneston alias Altempston, distant not half an English mile from that of St. Martin, Tromeley alias Tremele, and at the instance of their lay patrons, and with consent of the chapter of Norwich, incorporated, annexed and united St. John's, value not exceeding 3 marks, on its voidance by the resignation of the late John Graunger, to St. Martin's, value not exceeding 18 marks, requiring the rector of both to celebrate mass twice or once a week in St. John's, in person or by another, and St. John's to retain its font and cemetery and other parochial insignia; that the late Richard de Craunford, rector of St. Martin's, took possession of St. John's, thus void, and held it for thirty years and more; that afterwards, on the voidance of the churches by Richard's death, the said Roger, then patron of both, in ignorance of the law presented a separate person to each church, and that bishop Henry made the two institutions. As Roger now desires that there shall be one rector for both, the pope orders the above prior to confirm the said union, and to decree that it shall hold good in future, upon the resignation or death of the present rector of St. John's, as though such presentation and institution had not taken place. Honestis supplicum.
16 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 43d.)
To Ralph Repynton, rector of Castre in the diocese of Lincoln. Grant to him, who has been studying canon law for three years, and who holds the deanery of St. Chad's in the diocese of Lichfield, a simple office without cure, value not exceeding 40 marks, and the canonry and prebend of Wivellesforde and Wideforde in Salisbury, value not exceeding 45, that the letters of Boniface IX—by which he, already holding Castre, was dispensed to hold therewith one other benefice with cure, even if a dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign both as often as he pleased, simply or for exchange, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices, after which, as his recent petition contained, he obtained the church of Tichemerssh in the diocese of Lincoln, value not exceeding 80 marks, which he still holds with Castre—shall hold good from the date of these presents, as though they mentioned the constitutions of Otto and Ottobon and provincial and synodal constitutions, and his being allowed to hold such two incompatible benefices for life, on account of the absence of which mention it is doubted whether he can continue to retain such two churches or other two incompatible benefices. Vite etc.
5 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 51d.)
To Peter Hynewyk, rector of Upmyst (sic) in the diocese of London, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him—who formerly received 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, under which he was so promoted and obtained Upmyst (sic)—to hold one other compatible benefice, provided that it be not a dignity, personatus or office, or a canonry and prebend in a cathedral church, and to resign both as often as he pleases, for exchange or simply, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices with or without cure. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
17 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 52.)
To the bishop of Salisbury. Mandate, at the recent petition of the inhabitants of the town of Hynedon in his diocese—containing that the said town is distant about two English miles from the parish church of Knoyol Magna, within whose bounds it lies, that between them there are woods in which robberies have been perpetrated, that in wintry and rainy, windy and snowy weather access is at times dangerous for masses and other divine offices, christenings, receiving the sacraments and burials; and adding that in the said town, which is near the public way, to which from time to time strangers (forenses) resort in great number, and where a weekly public market (forum) is held, a certain chapel has been newly founded, with a place adjoining deputed as a cemetery, and a font, in which chapel the said inhabitants can hear masses and other divine offices, have the sacraments administered to them, their children christened and their dead buried, without grave injury to the rector of the said church, even though a chaplain or priest were to be deputed by him at his expense, seeing that the remainder of the fruits of his said church is sufficient for him—to summon the said rector and others concerned, and if he find the facts to be as stated, and if he find it expedient, to license the inhabitants to have the said chapel and place consecrated or dedicated by a catholic bishop of their choice in communion with the apostolic see, and therein to hear masses and other divine offices, receive the said sacraments, have their children christened and in the cemetery their dead buried, by such priest, to be chosen by the rector and his successors, or in the event of their neglect or refusal, by the said inhabitants, for the support of which priest provision shall be made from the fruits, etc. due from the said inhabitants on account of the said church. Humilibus et honestis.
1405.
13 Kal. Oct.
Viterbo.
(f. 60d.)
To John Haliwell, rector of Hoghton in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation as below. Upon its being set forth to Boniface IX, on Haliwell's behalf, that a cause had arisen between him, of the one part, and the Cistercian abbot and convent of Revesby and John Pakyngton, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, of the other part, about the parish church of All Saints, Thetiltorp, in the said diocese, then as now of the patronage of a layman—to which, on its voidance by the free resignation of the said John Pakyngton, Haliwell was presented by the patron to Henry, [now] bishop of Winchester, then bishop of Lincoln, and instituted by Robert de Seretton (i.e. Stretton), clerk, of the said diocese, who had special power from bishop Henry, and of which he obtained possession, which presentation, institution and obtaining possession the said abbot and convent and Pakyngton opposed, hindering them from taking effect—pope Boniface, at Haliwell's instance, committed the cause, lawfully introduced to the Roman court, to Master Herman Dwerg, papal chaplain and auditor, and afterwards, on account of its being asserted that neither Haliwell nor Pakyngton had a right, ordered the auditor, on 15 Kal. Dec. anno 15 [1403], if he found this to be the case, to collate and assign it to Haliwell, at the same time requiring Haliwell, as soon as he should obtain possession of it, to resign Hoghton, as is contained in letters of the present pope, those of pope Boniface, owing to his death, not having been drawn up. Haliwell's recent petition containing that the said auditor has adjudged All Saints’ to him and imposed perpetual silence on Pakyngton, the pope now dispenses him to hold for one year from the present date both churches, value not exceeding 130 marks. He is meanwhile to resign whichever of them he prefers. Vite etc. [See below, p. 62.]
4 Non. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 61.)
To John Waleys, priest, of the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him—who has already 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, since which he has been so promoted—to hold one other compatible benefice with or without cure, and to resign both as often as he pleases, for exchange or simply, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices with or without cure. Vite etc.
7 Id. Nov.
Viterbo.
(f. 61d.)
To the bishop of Ely. Mandate to dispense John Tecchei the younger and Margaret Brokendyssh—who, in ignorance that they were related on both sides in the third degree of affinity, contracted but did not consummate marriage—to remain therein, and to proceed to its solemnization before the church after the manner of the country. Oblate nobis.
5 Kal. Sept.
Viterbo.
(f. 79.)
To John Giles, canon of Lincoln, S.T.B. Grant to him—who is M.A. and to whom, asserting himself to be a completed (formatus) bachelor of theology, the pope, on 17 Kal. Dec. anno 1 [1404], in the roll of petitions presented by the university of Oxford, made provision of a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend and dignity, personatus or office; and whose recent petition contained that inasmuch as at the time when the said roll was drawn up he was engaged on the course for obtaining the mastership in theology, according to the custom of the said university and was not a completed bachelor, he doubts whether the pope's letters may not be reputed surreptitious—that the said letters and their consequences shall hold good from the date of these presents, as if at the said date he had been a completed bachelor. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
1404.
2 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 79d.)
To John Forster, clerk, of the diocese of York. Dispensation to be promoted to priest's orders and to minister therein, short of the ministry of the altar, and to hold any mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, he having already had papal rehabilitation and dispensation to be promoted to all minor orders and those of subdeacon and deacon, and hold a benefice without cure. His recent petition contained that formerly, on the outbreak of a conspiracy, king Henry advanced against the conspirators and, taken by surprise and seeing no safety in flight, suddenly fell upon them, and that he, who belonged to the household of the king and was in his service, in the course of the battle, with a certain warlike instrument which had accidentally come into his hands, felled to the ground one of the conspirators, who was then killed by others, hurt the shin (tibia) of a certain other layman who attacked him, and also smote a number of others, but killed nobody with his own hands, for which he has been rehabilitated, as above. Vite etc.
1405.
10 Kal. Nov.
Viterbo.
(f. 80.)
To the bishop of Worcester. Mandate as below. The petition of Agnes Merton, of London, contained that after she and John Tonge, layman, dwelling in London, had contracted and consummated marriage, and had for no short time been publicly reputed lawful husband and wife, John unjustly denied that the marriage was a true marriage; that the cause was committed by William de Stordeforde, deputed by Thomas archbishop of Canterbury as official of London or vicar-general in spirituals of that church, then void, to Robert Witton, canon of Wells, doctor of canon law, before whom Agnes caused John to be summoned, and who gave a definitive sentence against John, who appealed to the apostolic see; and that although Robert assigned to John a fixed term at which to receive the ‘apostles’ for his appeal, he did not apply for them at the said term, nor has anything else been done towards the prosecution of his appeal. The pope therefore orders the bishop, if within a certain term to be fixed by him, John pledge himself (fidem fecerit) that he will apply for the ‘apostles’ and prosecute the appeal, to proceed therein and decide what is canonical without [further] appeal; and, if within the said term John do not so pledge himself, to execute the above sentence, proceeding by ecclesiastical censure, and invoking, if necessary, the aid of the secular arm. Exhibita nobis.
1405.
6 Id. Sept.
Viterbo.
(f. 82d.)
To Edmund Dutton, subdeacon, of the diocese of Lichfield. Rehabilitation as below. Formerly, in the belief, as he had learned from the letters of a certain messenger of his, that he had been sufficiently dispensed by apostolic authority, 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, he had himself promoted to minor orders and subdeacon's and obtained by authority of the ordinary the parish church of Aston-on-Trent, in the said diocese, but took none of the fruits. Seeing that, as his recent petition added, he has never been able to have the letters of dispensation, and that it has been impossible to find such dispensation in the registers of apostolic letters and petitions signed by the present pope and his predecessors, he is hereby rehabilitated on account of the above. The pope requires him to resign the said church, and dispenses him to minister in the orders he has received, be promoted to all, even holy orders and to hold the said church, after it has been resigned, and one other benefice without cure, and to resign both, for exchange or simply, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. Sedes apostolica.
15 Kal. Oct.
Viterbo.
(f. 87.)
Exhortation to all faithful to contribute to the repair and conservation of the bridge and chapel of All Saints, which John Pleylen, priest, of the diocese of Lichfield, has caused to be built at his own cost at the town of Bryggenorth over a certain perilous water called the Severne, which bridge, on account of the strong current (gravem cursum) of the said water, requires no little yearly repair; with relaxation, during ten years, of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who do so. The pope strictly forbids these presents to be sent by pardoners (questuarios), declaring them void if this be done. Quanto frequencius.
1404.
17 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 87d.)
To John Wysebech, rector of Newton Longeville in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor of canon law. Grant to him—to whom, a student at Cambridge, the pope has this day ordered a certain executor to reserve to him a benefice with or without cure in the common or several gift of the Benedictine abbot and convent of Ramseye, and whose petition contains that he has absented himself from the said place, where he has studied letters for several years and received the degree of bachelor of canon law, and that he doubts whether the pope's said letters may not therefore be reputed surreptitious—that they shall nevertheless hold good. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. [See above, p. 49.]
1405.
13 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 88.)
Decree—at the recent petition of Robert, bishop of Chichester and all (sic) the archdeacons in that church, containing that many religious houses of the diocese have in times past, by virtue of papal appropriations, obtained possession of divers churches, and that the said bishop and archdeacons, and their predecessors have, on the occasion of voidances and the provision of new rectors, and in virtue of their ordinary jurisdiction over such churches and their rectors, been wont to have divers rents and emoluments, whereof, after such appropriations, they have been defrauded, although some of the papal letters provide for the saving of episcopal and other rights, whilst in others no such mention is made—that bishop Robert and the present archdeacons, and their successors, may and shall, after such appropriations, enjoy the said and other rights even as before, and exact the same or a reasonable composition from such religious, as though such appropriations had not been made. Ad fut. rei mem. Justis et honestis.
Ibid. To the archbishop of Canterbury, and the bishops of London and Adria. Mandate to publish the above letters, and compel their execution by the said religious. Hodie venerabili.
15 Kal. Oct.
Viterbo.
(f. 89.)
To the archdeacon of Taunton and Ralph Canon, canon of Wells. Mandate to go in person to the Benedictine monastery of Wynteney in the diocese of Winchester, and to visit the same in head and members, the pope having recently heard that Alice, who has been its prioress for about twenty years, has so dilapidated its goods, from which the prioress for the time being is wont to minister to the nuns their food and clothing, that it is reduced to poverty and is about 200 marks in debt; that she especially cherishes two immodest nuns, one of whom, her own (suam) sister, had apostatized and left the monastery and, remaining in the world, had had children, the other, like the first in evil life and lewdness, but not an apostate, and feeds and clothes them splendidly, whilst she feeds the other honest nuns meanly, and for several years past has not provided them with needful clothing; that she has long kept and keeps Thomas Ferring, a secular priest, as companion at board and in bed (in commensalem et sibi contubernalem), who has long slept and stil sleeps, contrary to the institutes of the order, within the monastery, beneath the dormitory, in a certain chamber (domo) in which formerly no secular had ever been wont to sleep, and in which the said priest and Alice meet together at will by day and night to satisfy their lust (pro explenda libidine), on account of which and other enormous and scandalous crimes which Alice has committed and still commits, there is grave and public scandal against her in those parts, to the great detriment of the monastery. If they find the above, or any of them sufficient for the purpose, to be true, they are to deprive Alice, and in that event to grant that the convent may, for this time only, elect another prioress, and are otherwise to reform the monastery. Inter solicitudines.
4 Non. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 92d.)
To John Symondesbergh, rector of Stoke Abbot (Abbatis) in the diocese of Salisbury, B.C.L. Dispensation to him—who is in subdeacon's orders only, is lecturing in civil law pro forma, and proposes to study letters at an university—for three years not to be bound, whilst so studying, to have himself promoted to other holy orders on account of his said church. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
1405.
8 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 97d.)
Indult that the brotherhood (confratria) which, to the number of about a hundred and twenty-six, has from time immemorial, to the honour of the most holy Body of Our Lord, been wont to meet at certain times of the year for masses and prayers in the chapel of St. Mary, situate at the end of the lane (renella), commonly called Conynghope Lane, within the parish of St. Mildred in the Poultry (Pulletria) London, may, with licence of the ordinary, have masses and other divine offices [daily, as petitioned for] celebrated in the said chapel by one or more chaplains deputed by them. Ad perp. rei mem. Ad ea que divini.

De Prebendis Et Dignitatibus Vacaturis

1404.
17 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 154.)
To William Mouner (or Monner), bachelor of canon and civil law. Collation and provision of a canonry of Dublin, with reservation of a prebend thereof and of a benefice with or without cure—even if a dignity, even major in a cathedral church, personatus or office, likewise with or without cure, the value of which benefice, if it have cure or be a dignity or personatus, is not to exceed 25 marks, if without cure and not a dignity or personatus, 18—in the gift of the bishop of Meath, provided that it be not a canonry and prebend in a cathedral church; notwithstanding that he holds the parish church of Mandeviliston in the diocese of Armagh, with which he is hereby dispensed to hold for a year such dignity, personatus or office or benefice with cure, and which, after the lapse of the year, he is to resign. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of Armagh, the bishop of Adria and the archdeacon of Armagh. Litterarum etc.
Ibid.
(f. 156d.)
To Henry Chichele, D.C.L. Collation and provision to him—who is a priest, and who lately, then holding the parish church of Esthonreth in the diocese of Salisbury and litigating about the archdeaconry of Dorset, received papal dispensation to hold for life, with the said church, the said archdeaconry, a dignity, if won, or one other benefice with cure or incompatible with the said church, even if a dignity, major or principal respectively, and elective, or personatus or office, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign both, as often as seemed good to him, for exchange or otherwise, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar mutually incompatible benefices—of a canonry of Lincoln, with reservation of a prebend and office without cure, even if such office be elective; notwithstanding if this day the pope have granted on behalf of other or others letters about a like grace or graces in the said church of Lincoln, which, letters, as well as these presents, he wills to take effect; notwithstanding also that, having resigned the said church and archdeaconry, he has obtained and holds the chancellorship of Salisbury, a dignity, and the parish church of Bryngton, in the diocese of Lincoln, and that he also holds canonries and prebends in Lichfield, St. Martins-le-Grand London, and Aberwyly, and is litigating about a canonry and prebend of Shaftesbury in the diocese of Salisbury. Litterarum scientia, vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Adria and Salisbury, and the dean of Salisbury. Litterarum etc.
Ibid.
(f. 164.)
To William Sondey, D.C.L. Collation and provision of a canonry of Lincoln, with reservation of a prebend and dignity, even if major and elective, personatus or office, with or without cure; notwithstanding if this day … effect, as above; notwithstanding also that he holds the parish church of Hadham in the diocese of London, which, upon obtaining such dignity or personatus or office with cure (curatum), he is to resign. Litterarum etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Adria, the abbot of Westminster and the dean of London. Litterarum etc.
Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 170d.)
To the bishop of London. Mandate to make provision to John Wakeryng, rector of Orpyngton in the diocese of Rochester, a clerk of the rolls of the chancery of king Henry, if found fit, of a canonry of Salisbury, and to reserve to him, in accordance with his fitness in Latin, a prebend and dignity, even if major, personatus or office, with or without cure, even if elective, or a prebend and office without cure only; notwithstanding if this day … effect, as above, mutatis mutandis; notwithstanding also that John holds the said parish church, the perpetual vicarage, with cure, of St. Michael in the church of Coventry, and the canonry and prebend of Combe in Wells; and that he has lately had papal dispensation to hold for ten years, with the said parish church or like benefice, one other benefice with cure or [otherwise] incompatible, even if a perpetual vicarage or a parish church or a dignity, with cure and elective, major or principal respectively, personatus, or perpetual administration or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, on condition of his meanwhile exchanging his church or such benefice for a benefice compatible with the remaining one, failing which he was to resign. Upon obtaining under these presents such dignity, personatus or office with cure (curatum), he is to resign the said church. Dignum arbitramur.
17 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 181.)
To Richard Billingford, S.T.M. Collation and provision to him, a student at Cambridge, of a canonry of Lincoln, with reservation of a prebend and dignity, even if major and elective, personatus or office, with or without cure; notwithstanding if, etc., as above, mutatis mutandis; notwithstanding also that he holds the parish church of Walton on Thames in the diocese of Winchester, and has lately had papal dispensation to hold therewith for life one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office, with or without cure, even if elective, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign both, as often as seemed good to him, for exchange or otherwise, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Adria, the archdeacon of Richmond in York and the official of Ely. Litterarum etc.
Ibid.
(f. 187d.)
To Thomas Feld, D.C.L. Collation and provision to him, who has long studied at Oxford and has there received the degree of D.C.L., of a canonry of York, with reservation of a prebend and dignity, even if major and elective, personatus or office, with or without cure; notwithstanding if, etc. as above, mutatis mutandis; notwithstanding also that he holds the deanery, a dignity, and the canonry and prebend of Whyturgdon (sic) Parva in Hereford, and the parish church of Rosse in the diocese of Hereford, and that he has had papal dispensation to hold for life, with his said church, a benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible therewith, even if a perpetual vicarage or a parish church, or a dignity, even with cure and elective, major, or principal or unique respectively, personatus, perpetual administration or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church. Upon his obtaining under these presents a dignity or personatus or office with cure (curatum), he is to resign either his deanery or parish church. Litterarum etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Adria and Worcester, and the abbot of Westminster. Litterarum etc.
Ibid.
(f. 188d.)
To John Fyton, S.T.B. Collation and provision to him, who is M.A. and a student at Oxford, of a canonry of Lichfield, with reservation of a prebend and dignity, etc. as in the preceding; notwithstanding if, etc. as ibid.; notwithstanding also that he holds the parish church of Alderlergh (sic) in the diocese of Lichfield, which, upon obtaining under these presents a dignity, personatus or office with cure (curatum), he is to resign. Litterarum etc.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury, the bishop of Piacenza and the abbot of Evesham. Litterarum etc.
Ibid.
(f. 197.)
To William de Faryngton, S.T.M. Collation and provision to him—who is a student at Oxford, and who has lately had papal dispensation to receive and hold for life, with his parish church of Bekenesfeld in the diocese of Lincoln, a benefice with cure, even if a dignity, even if elective, and major or principal respectively, personatus or office, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to exchange both as often as seemed good to him and hold instead two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices—of a canonry of York and another of Lincoln, with reservation of a prebend in each and of a dignity, even major and elective, personatus or office, with or without cure, in one of them; notwithstanding if, etc. as above, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Piacenza, and the abbots of Westminster and Evesham. Litterarum etc.
1404.
Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 198.)
To the bishop of Winchester. Mandate to make provision to Richard Courteney, archdeacon of Norhampton in Lincoln, B.C.L., priest, of royal descent, if found fit, of a canonry of York and another of Lincoln, with reservation, according to his fitness in Latin, of a prebend in each and a dignity, even major and elective, personatus or office, with or without cure, in one of them, or of a prebend in each and an office, without cure only, in one of them; notwithstanding if etc. as above, mutatis mutandis; notwithstanding also that Richard—who has lately had papal dispensation to hold two incompatible benefices, even if one were a dignity, with cure and elective, major in a cathedral or metropolitan, or principal and unique in a collegiate church, and to resign them, for exchange or otherwise, as often as seemed good to him, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices—obtained thereafter the said archdeaconry and the precentorship of Chichester, non-major dignities; and that he holds canonries and prebends of York, London, Wells, Exeter, and Willton in the diocese of Salisbury, and in the castle of Exeter the chapel of Heys without cure and a certain other benefice without cure called a prebend. Upon his obtaining under these presents a dignity, or personatus, or office with cure (curatum), he is to resign his archdeaconry. Dignum [arbitramur].
17 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 199d.)
To Richard Ullerston, S.T.M. Collation and provision to him, a student at Oxford, of a canonry of York, with reservation of a prebend and dignity, even if major and elective, personatus or office, with or without cure; notwithstanding if, etc. as above, mutatis mutandis; notwithstanding also that he holds the perpetual vicarage of Syllyston in the diocese of York, which, upon obtaining under these presents a dignity, personatus or office with cure (curatum), he is to resign. Litterarum etc.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishops of Adria and Carlisle. Litterarum etc.
3 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 204.)
To Master Nicholas de Ryssheton, doctor of canon and civil law, papal chaplain. Collation and provision to him, who is also an auditor of causes of the apostolic palace, of a canonry of York and another of Salisbury, with reservation of a prebend in each and of a dignity, even if major and elective, personatus or office, with or without cure, of one of them or of Lincoln; notwithstanding if, etc. as above, mutatis mutandis; notwithstanding also that he holds the parish church of Clyve, in the diocese of Rochester, and the canonry and prebend of Pole in Crediton, and that papal provision has lately been made to him of the canonry and prebend of St. Stephen's altar in St. John's, Beverley and of the archdeaconry, a dignity with cure, of Bukyngham in Lincoln, of neither of which has he yet obtained possession, and that he has had papal dispensation to hold for life with his parish church of Warfeld in the diocese of Salisbury one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible therewith even if a perpetual vicarage or a parish church, or a dignity with cure and elective, major or principal respectively,personatus or office or perpetual administration, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign both, for exchange or otherwise, as often as he pleased, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. He is hereby dispensed to hold, for two years, such dignity, personatus or office with cure (curatum), if obtained under these presents, with Clyve and the said archdeaconry if obtained, after the lapse of which time the archdeaconry is to be resigned. Grata tue devocionis obsequia.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury, and the bishops of Adria and Durham. Grata dilecti filii. (De mandato.)

De Beneficiis Vacantibus

1405.
Non. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 222.)
To the bishop of St. Asaph. Mandate to summon the Augustinian prior and convent of Bryttiwysham in the diocese of Salisbury, who unduly detain possession of the parish church of Mold (de Monte alto) in the diocese of St. Asaph, and others concerned, and to collate to John ap Kadegan, its perpetual vicar, if found fit in Latin, the said church, value not exceeding 80 marks and so long void by the death of Richard Bowle that its collation has by the Lateran statutes lapsed to the apostolic see; notwithstanding that he holds a certain perpetual vicarage, value not exceeding 30 marks, of the said church, which upon obtaining the church under these presents he is, as he has offered, to resign. Dignum arbitramur.
8 Id. Oct.
Viterbo.
(f. 223.)
To John Brumpton, clerk, of the diocese of Norwich. Reservation of one of the two parish churches of Sevenok and Cokefeld in the dioceses of Rochester and Norwich, the value of neither of which exceeds 50 marks, upon their expected voidance as below or in any other way than by the death of their holder John Ixworth, canon of Salisbury, D.C.L., to whom, holding together by papal dispensation the said churches, the pope has lately ordered provision to be made of a dignity, even if with cure, major and elective, personatus or office, of either Salisbury or Chichester, upon obtaining which dignity or personatus one of his said two churches is expected to become void; notwithstanding that the pope has lately ordered provision to be made to Brumpton of a benefice with or without cure in the common or several gift of the abbot and convent of Bury St. Edmunds, which mandate, as far as regards a benefice with cure only shall, upon his obtaining one of the said churches, be null. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishops of London and Adria. Vite etc.
7 Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 247d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate to collate and assign to Matthew Volaton, priest, of the diocese of Exeter, if found fit in Latin, the perpetual vicarage, value not exceeding 50 marks, of Ayshperton in the diocese of Exeter, void and reserved to the apostolic see by the death of Richard Madeforde, a papal chaplain. Dignum arbitramur.