Lateran Regesta 123
1404-1405

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'Lateran Regesta 123: 1404-1405', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 6: 1404-1415 (1904), pp. 61-71. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104197 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. CXXIII

1 Innocent VII (contd.)

De Exhibitis

1405.
4 Non. Nov.
Viterbo.
(f. 25d.)
To James, bishop of Aquila, dwelling in the Roman court. Mandate as below, at the recent petition of George Louthorp, canon of the Benedictine monastery of Shaftesbury, containing that a cause arose lately between him and William Glym, rector of Dodyngton in the diocese of Ely, about the treasurership of Salisbury, which George obtained by exchange, carried out by bishop Richard, with George Westby for the canonry and prebend of Wyrtelyngton and Fordyngton in Salisbury; that William, alleging the treasurership to belong to him, prevented him from obtaining possession; that the pope, at William's instance, committed the cause, although not by its nature devolved to the Roman court, to Master Herman Dwerg, papal chaplain and auditor, and after he had taken some proceedings, to the above bishop James, then, as now, holding by the pope's order the place of a papal auditor; and that it is asserted that neither of the litigants has a right. The pope orders the bishop, if he find neither to have a right, to collate and assign the treasurership, value not exceeding 350 marks, to Louthorp; notwithstanding that he holds the canonry and prebend of Ludyngton, value not exceeding 100 marks, in the said monastery in which, besides the abbess and convent, there are a number of secular canons with prebends. Vite ac morum.
13 Kal. Oct.
Viterbo.
(f. 51d.)
To the bishop of Adria and the dean and archdeacon of Ardagh. Mandate to collate and assign to Andrew Maccheydan, priest, of the diocese of Ardagh—whose recent petition contained that he lately 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, after which he was made a clerk and received from bishop Adam, by his ordinary authority, collation and provision of the perpetual vicarage of Cluayn on its voidance by the free resignation, made to that bishop, of Magonus Yanfyn; and that he did not have himself at the statutory times promoted to all, even holy orders, and now doubts whether the said collation and provision hold good—the said vicarage, still void as above, value not exceeding 5 marks. Vite etc. (Pro deo.)
2 Kal. Oct.
Viterbo.
(f. 107.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishops of Adria and London. Mandate to collate and assign to Robert Thurgarthan, priest, of the diocese of York, S.T.B.—who, on the voidance of the parish church of Grundesburgh in the diocese of Norwich by the free resignation of John Sproxton to bishop Henry, obtained it by presentation of the ancient patrons, the master and scholars of the university of Cambridge, and institution by the said bishop, and now doubts whether the presentation and institution hold good—the said church, still void as above, value not exceeding 30 marks; notwithstanding that the pope has recently made provision to him of a canonry of Lincoln with expectation of a prebend and dignity, personatus or office, with or without cure, the letters for which, as far as regards a dignity, personatus or office with cure (curatum) only, shall, upon his obtaining the said church, be null. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
1404.
3 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 125.)
To Master Herman Dwerg, papal chaplain and auditor. Mandate, as below. It was set forth to Boniface IX on behalf of John Haliwell, rector of Haghton in the diocese of Lincoln, that a cause had lately arisen between him and the Cistercian abbot and convent of Revesby and John Pakyngton, priest, of the said diocese, about the parish church of All Saints, Thetiltorp, of the patronage of a layman, Haliwell asserting that, on the voidance of the church by the free resignation of Pakyngton [see above, Reg. CXXIIA, f. 60d] he was presented by the patron to bishop Henry and instituted by Robert de Stretton, clerk, of the said diocese, who had special power from the said bishop, and that he duly obtained possession, which presentation, institution and obtaining possession the said abbot and convent and Pakyngton unjustly opposed, asserting that the church belonged to Pakyngton; that the cause, lawfully introduced to the apostolic see, was committed by pope Boniface, at Haliwell's instance, to the above auditor; and that, upon its being asserted by some that neither Haliwell nor Pakyngton had any right, pope Boniface on 15 Kal. Dec. anno 15 [1403], ordered the auditor, if he found this to be the case, to collate and assign the church, value not exceeding 100 marks, whether void as above or under his general annulment on 11 Kal. Jan. anno 14 [1402, see Cal. Lett. V, p. 599] of appropriations, or otherwise void, to Haliwell, notwithstanding that he held the said church of Haghton, which, upon his obtaining All Saints', he was to resign. Seeing that, on account of the death of pope Boniface, his said letters to the auditor were not drawn up, the pope decrees that they shall hold good from the said date, viz. 15 Kal. Dec., and that these presents shall be sufficient proof, ordering the auditor to make, as above, the collation to Haliwell. Racioni congruit.

De Diversis Formis

1405.
15 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 139.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate to dispense Geoffrey de Bradchagh and Alice Byrum, of his diocese, to marry, notwithstanding that they are related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred. Oblate nobis.
1405.
6 Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 140d.)
To John Arlam, citizen of London, member of the pope's household. Assignment of a yearly provision of fifteen English gold nobles, to be paid to him for life from the fruits, etc. of the camera in England by Lewis, bishop of Volterra, collector in England, and his successors. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
6 Kal. Sept.
Viterbo.
(f. 153d.)
To Denis Mcgillavanach, deacon, of the diocese of Kilmacduagh. Rehabilitation, he having, after receiving 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, and being thereafter ordained deacon, obtained, by authority of the ordinary, in ignorance of the law, first the chancellorship of Kilmacduagh, a dignity with cure, value not exceeding one gold ducat or a little more, and then, without other dispensation, the perpetual vicarage of Kyllenayn in the said diocese, void by the death of Dermit Johnam, and held them together for three years, resigning then the chancellorship and retaining, as he still does, possession of the vicarage. The pope remits to him the fruits which he has received from both benefices, requires him to resign the vicarage, and dispenses him to hold it, thus resigned, and three other mutually compatible benefices, with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends and dignities, major or principal respectively, and elective, personatus or offices, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them, for exchange or otherwise, and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Sedes apostolica.
2 Id. Sept.
Viterbo.
(f. 156d.)
To the bishop of Achonry. Mandate—in pursuance of other letters ordering him, if he find, as the pope has this day learned, that the late Matthew Obrangali, sometime perpetual vicar of St. Columba's, Ymleachafada, in the diocese of Achonry, was an adherent of Robert, anti-pope, called Clement VII, during the lifetime of Urban VI, to declare him to have been deprived [f. 228d]—in the event of his so depriving, to collate and assign to John Macabrelhon, priest, of the said diocese, the said vicarage, value not exceeding 5 marks, which became void as above, and was therefore reserved by Urban VI, who died without disposing thereof, and was consequently further reserved by Boniface IX, who also died without disposing of it, so that it is still reserved. Vite etc.
7 Id. Sept.
Viterbo.
(f. 163.)
To William Smyth, perpetual vicar of Godestre, in the diocese of London. Dispensation to him—to whom the pope recently ordered provision to be made of a benefice with or without cure, in the common or several gift of the Cluniac prior and convent of Lewes and the Benedictine abbess and convent of Berkyng, requiring him, upon obtaining such benefice with cure, to resign his said vicarage—even after obtaining such benefice with cure, to retain therewith for two years his vicarage, value not exceeding 12 marks. Within the said period he is to resign one of the two for another benefice compatible with the remaining one; otherwise he is thereafter to resign the vicarage.Vite etc.
15 Kal. Oct.
Viterbo.
(f. 170.)
Indult, at the petition of all the merchants of the parts of Almain, called of the Gildhall of the Germans (universorum mercatorum partium Alamanie de Gildehalda Theutonicorum nuncupatorum), dwelling in the city of London and the realm of England for trade—containing that they, the members of their households and their agents or factors cannot perfectly speak and understand English, and therefore find it very hard to confess to and receive the sacraments from the rectors of parish churches or their chaplains—for the said merchants, present and future, to have a portable altar on which they may cause one or more fit priests, chosen by them, publicly and solemnly to celebrate mass and other divine offices, and to do so summissa voce even during interdict, in presence of the said merchants, etc., provided that they be not the cause of the interdict; with indult to such priest or priests to hear the confessions of the said merchants, etc. and enjoin penance, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see, and, in their house called the Gildhall (Gildehalda), situate in London, or anywhere else in the said city and realm, to administer to them the sacraments. Ad perp. rei mem. Humilibus et honestis.
6 Non. Oct.
Viterbo.
(f. 170d.)
To the archbishop of Armagh and the bishops of Adria and Kildare. Mandate, at the petition of Richard Montayne, canon of Ferns—containing that formerly, in a cause brought by him and long ventilated in the apostolic palace against John Bremor, clerk, of the diocese of Salisbury, about the canonry and prebend of Taghcomschan in Ferns, papal provision of which, previously reserved to the apostolic see, was made to him, which provision John oppsed and hindered from taking effect, he obtained a definitive sentence imposing perpetual silence on John, who was condemned in costs; that bishop Patrick, although not ignorant of the above reservation, intruded Roger Gryt, priest, of the said diocese, in contempt of the said see, and has procured Richard to be banished from the land or lordship of Ireland and placed beyond the king's protection, and his goods to be confiscated, wherefore he is in exile and dares not return; and that he fears lest others have intruded or may intrude themselves—to proceed to the execution of the said sentence alike against Roger and any other intruders; to admonish the bishop to procure the restoration of Richard to the royal favour and protection, remove Roger and any other, intrude no other, and cause Richard or his proctor to be placed in peaceable possession within a month of the publication of the proceedings to be taken by the above judges; to admonish Roger to restore to Richard all the fruits, etc. received by him since his intrusion, under penalty, in the case of both bishop and Roger, of 2,000 gold florins; and to admonish the chapter of Ferns and any other ecclesiastical accomplices, under pain of individual excommunication, suspension of the chapter, and interdict, deprivation and disability, not to favour Roger or other against Richard. The aid of the secular arm, if necessary, is to be invoked, etc. Exhibita nobis. [See Cal. Lett. V, p. 614.]
11 Kal. Nov.
Viterbo.
(f. 173d.)
To Thomas Stirkland, archdeacon of Carlisle. Indult to study and lecture on (audire et legere) civil law for two years at an university, even if meanwhile he obtain a benefice with cure or be ordained priest. Vite etc.
14 Kal. Nov.
Viterbo.
(f. 174.)
To the bishop of Carlisle. Mandate, if he find expedient, to dispense Nicholas Wynder, clerk, of his diocese—on account of illegitimacy as the son of a married man and an unmarried woman, and of his having, without mention thereof, had himself made a clerk—to minister as a clerk, have himself promoted to all other, even holy orders, and hold any mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, of any number and kind, even if canonries and prebends, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them, for exchange or otherwise, as often as he pleases, and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices; and to grant that his illegitimacy and dispensation need not be mentioned in future graces.Ex parte dilecti.
Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 190.)
To Gilbert Osullewain, archdeacon of Aghadoe (de Achadeo) in Ardfert. Dispensation to him—who is a priest and who, as his recent petition contained, 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; to whom Boniface IX ordered provision to be made of the said archdeaconry, a non-major dignity with cure, at the same time dispensing him to hold it; and who thereby obtained it—to hold any mutually compatible benefices, of any number and kind, even if canonries and prebends or dignities, major in metropolitan or cathedral churches and elective, personatus or offices, with or without cure, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite etc.
4 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 192d.)
Relaxation—the pope having learned that the Benedictine monastery in the town or borough (villa seu burgo) of Usk in the diocese of Llandaff, in which only girls of noble birth are received as nuns, has, on account of the long wars in those parts, fires, plunderings and other accidents, become so impoverished that the nuns will be compelled to go about in search of food and raiment, or live in the houses of their kinsfolk, whence possible scandals; and that a copious multitude of people resorts to the chapel of St. Radegund the Virgin, situate within the monastery, especially on the feast of Easter and Whitsuntide and during the octave of Easter—of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on Easter and Whitsun Mondays visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel and monastery. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
1405.
3 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 201.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishops of Ely and Worcester. Mandate—the pope having this day learned that William Beverley, master of the house and order of Sempyngham, in the diocese of Lincoln, has dilapidated divers goods, moveable and immoveable, of the order, has enormously damaged and reduced it to great poverty, and continues to do so—to repair in person to the said house, summon William and others concerned, and, if they find the facts to be as stated, to deprive him; in which event they are to grant licence for the election of a successor, approve the election, appoint the master elect, and commit to him the administration in spirituals and in temporals. Cum ecelesiarum.
11 Kal. Sept.
Viterbo.
(f. 204.)
Relaxation of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of the Exaltation of Holy Cross visit and give alms for the repair and conservation of the church of the house of Friars Minors of Carauallis in the diocese of Kilmore, which house and its habitations, on account of the long and fierce wars in those parts, have been burned, and very many of the members of the house (familiares) serving in its church slain, so that the church suffers very many defects, and is threatened with almost final ruin. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
12 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 204d.)
To James, bishop of Aquila, dwelling in the Roman court. Mandate as below. Lately Boniface IX—on its being set forth to him on the part of the late John Teyr, treasurer of Dublin, that a cause had arisen about the treasurership between himself, who had canonically obtained and held it for some time, and the late John de Swyndon, priest, who opposed and despoiled him, intruding himself—committed at Teyr's instance the cause, lawfully introduced to the apostolic see, to Nicholas, bishop of Ferentino, then holding by order of Boniface IX, as now of the present pope, the place of a papal auditor, whilst the cause was pending before whom Swyndon died in possession, upon which pope Boniface ordered the bishop to surrogate Teyr to Swyndon in respect of his right, if any, and to admit him to possession of the treasurership [see above, Cal. V, p. 366]. Afterwards it was signified to pope Boniface on the part of John Swayne, canon of Dublin, that Teyr had set forth to the pope that the said bishop did so surrogate and admit him, and that after he had recovered possession John Wadesword (every other time written Wadisword), priest, of London, procured the making of royal writs to the royal officers in those parts, under pretext of which he, with his accomplices, cleric and lay, despoiled Teyr of possession; that the same bishop, under commission of pope Boniface, at Teyr's instance, promulgated against Wadisword sentence of excommunication, etc., and, upon his contumacy, of deprivation and disability; that upon the death of Teyr whilst the cause was pending, the pope ordered the bishop to surrogate Swayne to Teyr's right and to his position in the bishop's processes against Wadisword and his accomplices, all which the bishop did, after which the said pope ordered provision to be made to Swayne of the canonry and prebend of Newcastle (de Novocastro) in Dublin, with the condition, upon his obtaining the same, of resigning all right to the treasurership, which right the pope, by other letters, ordered the said bishop to collate and assign, upon its thus becoming void, to William Gilton, treasurer of Dublin, as well as Swayne's said part in the processes against Wadisword and his accomplices. The recent petition of William to the present pope contained that the bishop duly collated and assigned to him the said right upon Swayne's obtaining the said canonry and prebend, and that Wadisword, contemning the above sentences, and supported by Thomas, archbishop of Dublin and powerful clerks and laymen, remains contumacious. The pope therefore orders the above bishop to warn Wadisword within a fixed term to resign the treasurership to William, and the said archbishop and others no longer to aid him, and in case of disobedience to lay under interdict all places where he and they shall be. If the said processes, monitions and citations cannot be safely served upon the said persons themselves, the bishop may do so by public edicts in the Roman court, in places on this side the sea near the realm of England, and in the said realm itself. Justis et honestis. [3 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 214.)
Confirmation, at the recent petition of Maud, wife of John Savage, esquire (armigeri), of the diocese of Lichfield—containing that her parents [the late] Robert de Swynorton, knight, and the late Elizabeth his wife, upon learning that they had contracted marriage in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree of kindred, obtained from the late John de Cabrespino, canon of Narbonne, then nuncio in England, who asserted that he had faculty for the purpose from Urban V, dispensation to remain in their marriage, with declaration of the legitimacy of future offspring; and adding that her said parents thereafter died, that she was born after the said dispensation, and that the registers of the said pope which should contain the said faculty are not in the Roman court— of the said dispensation, with declaration that the said marriage and Maud herself were legitimate. Exemplification is given of the letters of dispensation of John de Cabrespino, doctor of canon law, canon of Narbonne, papal nuncio in England, addressed to Robert de Swynarton (sic) and Elizabeth, daughter of Nicholas de Bek, of the diocese of Lichfield, which themselves contain exemplification of Urban V's faculty Personam tuam, dated at Avignon, 8 Id. July anno 1 [1363], to dispense twenty-five men and as many women of his nunciature to remain in marriages contracted in ignorance of their being related in the fourth degree of kindred or affinity, declaring past and future offspring legitimate [see Cal. Lett. IV, p. 87.] The nuncio's letters, dated in his lodging at London in the year of the Nativity, 1364, indiction 2, according to the computation of the Roman court, 25 Jan., anno 2 Urban V, are sealed with his seal, witnessed by Berengarius Ferrarii, canon, [and] Peter Meyssenerii, of the dioceses of Seborbicen. (i.e. perhaps Segorve, Segobricen. in Spain) and Geneva (Geneben.), and drawn up, attested, written, published and sealed in form of a public instrument by Raymund de Campo Albaldo, clerk, of the diocese of Mende, public notary by papal authority.Ad fut. rei mem. Justis et honestis.
13 Kal. June.
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 221.)
Declaration as below. The recent petition of Cornelius Ymulaapayll, rector of the chapel of Balynikasslean and Ara. in the diocese of Killaloe, contained that although the said chapel—which is of the patronage of a layman, and which lies on one side of the lake (lacus sive stagni) called Dergert, and within the bounds of the parish church, situate on the island called Yni[s]kealtra in the said lake, of St. Camin—from its foundation, and from time immemorial has had, and has, no bounds of its own, nor bell-tower, bells, nor other parochial insignia, except that in a small cemetery near it the poor and children who die within the bounds of the said church about the said lake or outside it are wont to be buried; that it has never been ordained that it ought to have cure; that the perpetual vicar, past and present, of the said church, which the preceptor and brethren of the Hospitallers’ house of Ane, in the diocese of Elphin, claim to hold to their uses, has of old been wont to exercise, and does exercise, on account of his perpetual vicarage, the cure of the parishioners of the said church who dwell round about the said chapel on the same side of the said lake, so that both in fact and by repute the chapel is without cure; and that Cornelius, who is poor and execrates litigation, fears lest by persons falsely asserting that the chapel is parochial or has cure he may be molested. The pope therefore declares that the chapel has been and is a simple benefice without cure, and that Cornelius is not on its account in anywise liable to exercise the cure of souls. Ad fut. rei mem. Justis et honestis.
Kal. Sept.
Viterbo.
(f. 224d.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of Christmas, Circumcision, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension, and Corpus Christi, and Whitsun day, and the Nativity, Annunciation, Purification and Assumption of St. Mary the Virgin, the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul and the dedication, and on All Saints, the usual octaves and six days; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair and conservation of the church of the Carmelites’ house, Atheboy, in the diocese of Meath, which needs no small repair. Univ. etc. Licet is.
[10 Kal. Oct.
Viterbo.]
(f. 228.)
To the dean of Achonry. Mandate, as in the following. [Unfinished and cancelled with strokes only. Here with spelling Kyllluoichrind.]
10 Kal. Oct.
Viterbo.
(f. 228d.)
To the same. Mandate—if he find, upon summoning those concerned, that, as the pope has learned, Nicholas Oclunain, sometime perpetual vicar of Killluochrind in the diocese of Achonry, was an adherent, during the lifetime of Urban VI, of Robert, antipope, called Clement VII—to declare him to have been and to be deprived, and to remove him. Ad audienciam nostram.
2 Id. Sept.
Viterbo.
(f. 228d.)
To the bishop of Achonry. The like mandate, without the last clause, in the case of the late Matthew Obrangali, sometime perpetual vicar of St. Columba's, Ymleach [a] fada, in the diocese of Achonry. Ad audienciam nostram. [See f. 156d.]
Kal. Oct.
Viterbo.
(f. 229.)
To the bishop of Ely. Mandate, at the petition of the master and scholars of St. Michael's college in the university of Cambridge—containing that they, who by their foundation statutes have to study philosophy and theology, desire, especially for the increase of the theological faculty, to augment their number, which cannot be done without augmenting the revenues of the college; adding that they formerly canonically acquired, with labour and at a cost of about 200 marks, the patronage of the parish churches of Chedole and Grundesburg in the dioceses of Lichfield and Norwich, and the ground thereof, the annual value of each being 30 marks; that for the keep of one more such scholar the rectors of the said two churches could pay between them, without great inconvenience, from the fruits etc. of their churches a yearly subsidy of 10 marks, and that each of the rectors, residing in person, would receive about 140 gold florins a year; and requesting the pope to ordain that, inasmuch as the consent of Robert rector of Grundesburg is forthcoming, lest the said labour and expense, incurred chiefly with a view to the perpetual incorporation of the said churches, prove utterly useless, the master and scholars may add one scholar only, for whose keep the said rectors, present and future, shall be bound to pay, half each, the above 10 marks a year to the college— to summon the rectors and others concerned, and if he find that the above can be done without diminution of divine worship in the said churches, and without great inconvenience to the rectors, to ordain as desired. In supreme dignitatis.
7 Id. Oct.
Viterbo.
(f. 229d.)
To the bishop of Achonry. Mandate to dispense Thady Yadgra and Una Mdondcaig, of his diocese, to contract marriage notwithstanding that they are, by divers stocks, related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred, and on one side in the double third degree of affinity and on other sides in the third and fourth, and that Thady has committed fornication with Una and had offspring by her. Offspring past and future is to be declared legitimate. Oblate nobis.
8 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f 235.)
To Richard Leyot, clerk, of the diocese of Lichfield, B.C.L. Dispensation to him, who is in his twenty-first year, to hold a benefice with cure, even if a dignity, personatus or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
5 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 235.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate to dispense Edmund de Workesley, donsel, and Alice, damsel, daughter of John de Assheton, knight, of his diocese, to contract marriage, notwithstanding that they are related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred. Oblate nobis.
4 Non. Sept.
Viterbo.
(f. 241d.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts … said octaves and days, as above, f. 224d, visit the church of St. Ethelburga by Langar (juxta Langar in campis in valle) in the diocese of York, to which a great multitude resorts. Univ. Christifid. etc. Splendor paterne.
2 Id. Sept.
Viterbo.
(f. 242.)
To Walter Fitzede, priest, of the diocese of Ossory. 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, after which he had himself ordained priest—to hold any mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, of any number and kind, even if canonries and prebends and dignities, major or principal respectively, and elective, personatus or offices, even with or without cure, in cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them, for exchange or otherwise, 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 etc.
Ibid.
(f. 245.)
To Philip Mason, rector of Roslare in the diocese of Ferns, Dispensation to him—who formerly received papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and a married woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he was so promoted and obtained his said church—to hold, etc., as in the preceding. His illegitimacy and dispensation, etc., as ibid. Vite etc.
17 Kal. Oct.
Viterbo.
(f. 245d.)
To Thomas Feriby, rector of Fordyngbrygge in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to him—who holds the canonry and prebend of Teynton Regis in Salisbury, a canonry and prebend in the free chapel royal of St. Martins-le-Grand, London, and in St. John's, Chester, and the above parish church, the cure of which is exercised by a perpetual vicar, the value of all not exceeding 205 marks, and to whom the pope has recently ordered provision to be made of a canonry with expectation of a prebend in the church of the Benedictine monastery of Shaftesbury and in that of Wilton, in both of which, besides the abbess and convent, are a number of secular canons with prebends—to receive and hold for two years, with his said church, one other benefice with cure. Within the said period he is to resign one of them for another benefice compatible with the remaining one; otherwise he is to resign the church. V etc.
1405.
6 Id. Oct.
Viterbo.
(f. 255.)
To the bishop of Hereford. Mandate to dispense John de Arumdell (sic), donsel, and Elizabeth de Talbot, damsel, of the dioceses of Salisbury and Hereford, to remain in the marriage which they formerly contracted, without consummating it, in ignorance that, as they afterwards learned, they were related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred. Oblate nobis.
16 Kal. Oct.
Viterbo.
(f. 261d.)
To John Genge, clerk, of the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is in or about his seventeenth year, to hold a benefice with cure, and to resign it for exchange or otherwise, and hold instead a similar or dissimilar benefice. Vite etc.
4 Kal. Nov.
Viterbo.
(f. 265.)
To the treasurer of Lincoln. Mandate to declare that, if the facts be as stated, Robert Bawe alias Gogh, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, did not contract irregularity, as follows. His recent petition contained that when formerly he was riding with king Henry against the Scots his enemies, the king learned on the way that the late Henry Percy, knight, and certain accomplices were coming against him in a great multitude of men-at-arms, with the intent of slaying him and invading the realm; that when the king had arrived at a certain field (campum) by Shrewsbury where the knight and his accomplices were congregated, he offered the knight and his household everything for peace, which the knight refused, and joined battle with the king, who with his soldiers manfully defended themselves; and that in the battle the said priest who, on account of his office, was following the king, in defence of himself, the king and the realm, with his bow shot manfully a number of arrows against the assailants, but whether they mutilated, wounded or killed anybody he does not know.Justis et honestis.