Lateran Regesta 128
1406-1407

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'Lateran Regesta 128: 1406-1407', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 6: 1404-1415 (1904), pp. 101-113. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104206 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. CXXVIII (fn. 1)

1 Gregory XII

De Diversis Formis

1407.
18 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 4d.)
To Nicholas Odubgilla, perpetual vicar of Ardrachayn in the diocese of Kilmacduagh. Grant that the provision which was made to him of the said vicarage, value not exceeding 10 marks—under a mandate to collate and assign it to him, issued by Boniface IX, as being void because Laurence Odoudchnaga had obtained, and held with it for a year and more without dispensation, the perpetual vicarage of Regleysyrnagyn in the same diocese—shall hold good, notwithstanding that before pope Boniface's letters were presented to the papal judges, pope Boniface died. Vite ac morum.
12 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 5.)
To the bishop of Ossory. Mandate as below. The petition of Gilbert Alneth, priest, of the diocese of Ferns, contained that the late John, bishop of Ossory, deprived Adam de Taylour of his perpetual vicarage of Callan in his diocese, whereupon Gilbert was presented by the lay patron and instituted by the said bishop; that Adam appealed to the archiepiscopal court of Dublin, and caused the bishop to be summoned before the official of Dublin, who, without duly citing Gilbert, annulled the bishop's sentence, removed Gilbert and restored Adam, condemning Gilbert in fruits received, from which sentence Gilbert immediately appealed to the apostolic see; and that the present pope, at his instance, committed the appeal to Master Nicholas de Vordis, papal chaplain and auditor. At Gilbert's petition, which added that such appeal did not lawfully devolve to the Roman court, for the commission of the cause to a priest in those parts, the pope calls it up to himself and orders the above bishop to summon Adam and others concerned, and to decree what is canonical without appeal, enforcing his sentence by ecclesiastical censure. Exhibita nobis.
1406.
14 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 14.)
To John Warde, rector of the parish church of St. Mary, North Yevell, in the diocese of Lincoln. Decree as below. Lately, upon its being set forth to Innocent VII by the patrons of the above parish church, namely John Warde, clerk, Gerard Braybrok, knight, and Thomas Pevre, John Hervi, Edmund Hampeden and John Herteshorn, laymen [of the dioceses of Lincoln and London, added in Reg. CXXXI. ff. 57d, 58d and 139d, which all have the variants Braybrook and Hervy], that for the welfare of the souls of the late John Traylli, knight, and the late Reginald his son, donsel, and all faithful departed, they desired its erection into a collegiate church for a master or warden, who should be its rector and head, and four or more chaplains, and proposed to make certain ordinances for them, and to give them the patronage of the church [whose value did not exceed 80 marks, added ibid. ff. 57d, 58d and 140], and that the customary assent of king Henry had been given, pope Innocent ordered the abbot of Wardon, upon the said patrons giving the patronage and sufficiently augmenting the revenues of the church, to erect it into a collegiate church, and otherwise to carry out their desire as regarded such chaplains and master or warden and ordinances, and to grant that the master and chaplains might, upon Warde's resignation or death, take possession of the church and have its cure exercised by one of themselves [above, p. 27]. Afterwards pope Innocent, on 11 Kal. July anno 2 [1406], dispensed Warde, in the event of his being appointed master of the collegiate church thus erected, to hold for five years with his mastership, even if it were a dignity with cure, one other benefice with cure, requiring him meanwhile to personally reside entirely in the said collegiate church. Seeing that on account of the death of pope Innocent his letters of dispensation were not made out, the pope decrees that they shall hold good from the said date, and that the present letters shall be sufficient proof. Racioni congruit. [12/3 pp.]
1407.
Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 20d.)
To the bishop of Hereford. Mandate to execute the mandate of Boniface IX ordering the bishop of Worcester, without mention of his name, the see of Hereford being then void, to dispense Walter Spiser and Sybil Spiser, of the diocese of Hereford, to remain in the marriage which they contracted in ignorance that they were related in the third degree of affinity, declaring past and future offspring legitimate. They cannot conveniently seek the presence of Richard, bishop of London, then bishop of Worcester, for the execution of the said letters. Justis et honestis.
1406.
14 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 24.)
Decree as above, f. 14, and for the same reason, giving retrospective force to the appropriation by Innocent VII on 9 Kal. Feb anno 1 [1405] to the Augustinian prior and convent of Ledes in the diocese of Canterbury, a portion being reserved for a perpetual vicar in each, of the parish churches of Herriettesham and Sutton Valens in the said diocese, value not exceeding 90 marks, that of the priory not exceeding 640, the patronage of which king Richard had given them in consideration of the fact that the priory, distant a mile from the royal castle of Ledes, had been founded by his ancestors and was manifestly impoverished. Ad perp. rei mem. Racioni congruit.
Ibid. To Marinus, bishop of Teramo (Aprutin.), dwelling in the Roman court. Decree as above, f. 14, and for the same reason, in regard to a mandate by Innocent VII, dated 2 Non. July anno 2 [1406], ordering a certain judge in the Roman court—if he found that, as the petition of John Launce, rector of Southflete in the diocese of Rochester, contained, he and his predecessors from time immemorial had been free from the exercise of the office of rural dean, and that there were other parish churches of the diocese, of less reputation and honour than Southflete, which enjoyed the same liberty—to grant that John and his successors, should perpetually enjoy the same. Bishop Marinus is hereby ordered to execute the said mandate of pope Innocent. Racioni congruit.
1407.
2 Id. Sept.
Siena.
(f. 39.)
To James Offlannura, perpetual vicar of Kilhurayn in the diocese of Killaloe. Grant that the collation and provision which have been made to him of the above vicarage, value not exceeding 8 marks—under a mandate by Innocent VII to collate and assign to him the same, as being void because Maurice Ocormachayn held it for a year and more without having himself ordained priest and without dispensation, although David Ocormackayn, clerk, of the said diocese, was wrongfully detaining it—shall hold good from the date of these presents notwithstanding that, as his recent petition contained, it is asserted that the vicarage became void, not as above, but because the late Philip Ocormakan held it as above, also without dispensation. Laudabilia probitatis. (Pro deo.)
1406.
14 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 40.)
To John Curke, rector of Kennegh in the diocese of Ferns. Decree as above, f. 14, and for the same reason, giving retrospective force to the dispensation granted by Innocent VII on 5 Id. July anno 1 [1405] to him—who had already been dispensed by papal 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, who had been promoted clerk, and who had afterwards received by papal authority provision of the above church, previously reserved—to hold three mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends and dignities, even elective, not being principal or major respectively, personatus or offices in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them for exchange or otherwise as often as he pleased and hold instead three similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. Racioni congruit. [See above, p. 40.]
1407.
16 Kal. Nov.
Siena.
(f. 43d.)
To the bishops of London and Rochester. Mandate, in order to spare him the labour and expense of coming to the Roman court, to receive from Nicholas, bishop of Bath and Wells, to which united sees the present pope has recently translated him from Salisbury, his oath of fealty, and to send it by his letters patent sealed with his seal. Cum nuper vencrabilem.
8 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 62d.)
To the bishops of Chichester and Rochester. The like in respect of Richard, bishop of London, recently translated by the present pope from Worcester. Cum etc.
Ibid. To the bishops of Lincoln and Rochester. The like in respect of Nicholas, bishop of Salisbury, recently translated by the present pope from London. Cum etc.
1406.
14 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 64.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Decree as above, f. 14, and for the same reason, in respect of a mandate by Innocent VII on 4 Kal. Oct. anno 1 [1405], ordering him to dispense William Tofft and Alice Clerk of his diocese to contract marriage notwithstanding that they were related in the third degree of affinity. The bishop is ordered to execute pope Innocent's said mandate. Racioni congruit.
Ibid.
(f. 66d.)
To Edward (sic) Prentys, archdeacon of Essex in London, B.C.L. Decree as above, f. 14, and for the same reason, giving retrospective force to the dispensation granted by Innocent VII on 13 Kal. April anno 2 [1406] to him, already holding the said archdeaconry, to hold therewith for two years, whilst studying letters at an university, one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if it were a dignity, even unique, or in a metropolitan or cathedral church major, or in a collegiate church principal, and if elective, personatus or office, with the condition of resigning meanwhile one of the two for another benefice compatible with the remaining one, and, if not, of thereafter resigning the archdeaconry. Racioni congruit.
1407.
Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 68.)
To the bishops of Lincoln and Rochester. Mandate as above, f. 43d, in respect of Thomas, bishop of Worcester, recently translated by the present pope from Llandaff. Cum nuper venerabilem.
1406.
14 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 71d.)
To Walter Waryn of Little Fraunsham, otherwise called Oldhalle, clerk, of the diocese of Norwich. Decree as above, f. 14, and for the same reason, giving retrospective force to the dispensation granted by Innocent VII on 7 Kal. Oct. anno 1 [1405] to him—who had formerly, without mentioning his illegitimacy, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, caused himself to be made a clerk by a certain bishop—to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold two compatible benefices with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends or elective dignities, personatus or offices, in collegiate churches, and to resign them for exchange or otherwise, as often as he pleased, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar compatible benefices, and to minister as a clerk. Racioni etc.
1407.
Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 72.)
To Eudo la Zouche, archdeacon of Sudburye in Norwich Indult for two years to visit his archdeconry by deputy, and to receive procurations in ready money, to the daily amount of thirty silver [gros] Tournois, twelve to the gold florin of Florence. Devocionis tue.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Cremona and the archdeacons of London and Ely. Devocionis dilecti filii.
Id. Aug.
Viterbo.
(f. 74d.)
To the bishop of Durham. Mandate to dispense Robert, donsel, son of Richard Tempest, knight, and Alice, damsel, daughter of John Lacy, donsel, of the diocese of York, to contract marriage notwithstanding that they are related on both sides in the fourth and fourth degrees of kindred; archbishop Robert being at present absent (agat presencialiter in remotis). Oblate nobis.
1406.
14 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 75.)
To Adlard (Arthelardus) Welby of Multon in Holand, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. Decree as above, f. 14, and for the same reason, giving retrospective force to the dispensation granted by Innocent VII on 3 Non. April anno 2 [1406] to him, who was of noble race and in his eighteenth year, to hold upon attaining his twentieth year a benefice with cure, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage. Racioni congruit.
Ibid.
(f. 77.)
To John Southam, archdeacon of Oxford in Lincoln, licentiate of civil law. Decree etc. as in the preceding, in regard to the indult granted to him by Innocent VII on 6 Id. Oct. anno 1 [1405] to visit his said archdeaconry for two years by deputy, etc. as above, f. 72. Racioni etc.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of Pisa, the abbot of Berlynges and the precentor of Lincoln. Racioni etc.
1407.
14 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 78.)
To Richard, elect of Cashel. Faculty to him—to whom Innocent VII recently made provision of the see of Cashel, as is contained in letters of the present pope, those of pope Innocent, by reason of his death, not having been drawn up—he being in subdeacon's orders, to receive, even extra tempora, from any catholic bishop or bishops in communion with the apostolic see the diaconate and priesthood, and to be consecrated by one of the same or other like bishop. The consecrator is to receive from him the usual oath of fealty and to send it, by Richard's letters patent sealed with Richard's seal, to the pope. Cum nuper felicis.
1406.
14 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 83.)
To Roger (sic) Coryngham, archdeacon of York, S.T.M. Decree as above, f. 14, and for the same reason, giving retrospective force to the indult granted to him, at the petition also of king Henry, whose confessor he was, by Innocent VII on 4 Id. Sept. anno 2 [1406], to visit his said archdeaconry for five years by deputy etc. as above, f. 72. Racioni congruit.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Piacenza and Durham and the dean of York. Racioni etc.
Ibid. To Richard Kynggiston, archdeacon of Colchester in London. The like, in respect of a like indult granted to him, at the petition also of king Henry, treasurer of whose household he was, by Innocent VII on the same date. Racioni etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Piacenza and Durham and the dean of London. Racioni etc.
Ibid.
(f. 88.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Decree as above, f. 14, and for the same reason, in respect of a mandate by Innocent VII on 3 Non. Aug. anno 2 [1406], ordering him to dispense Henry de Faryngton and Alice, also de Faryngton, to contract marriage notwithstanding that they were related on both sides in the third degree of kindred, and that they had committed fornication together, and to declare past offspring, if any, and future legitimate. The bishop is ordered to execute pope Innocent's said mandate. Racioni etc.
1407.
17 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 88.)
To Richard, archbishop of Cashel. Sending the pallium, as requested by his envoy, John Barry, clerk, of his diocese, to be assigned to him by the bishops of Limerick and Emly, who, or one of them, shall receive from him the usual oath of fealty. Cum pallium insigne.
Ibid. To the bishops of Limerick and Emly. Mandate to assign the pallium, sent as above, and to receive, both or one of them, from archbishop Richard the usual oath of fealty, and to send it, by his letters patent, sealed with his seal, to the pope. Cum etc.
15 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 139.)
To the bishop of Kilmore. Mandate to dispense Richard Orayly, donsel, and Lasrina Macgamrugan, damsel, of his diocese,—who have very often committed fornication together and had offspring, and who desire for the quelling of wars between their followers, kinsmen and friends, to contract marriage—to do so, notwithstanding that they are related in the fourth and fourth degrees of kindred on the one side, and in the fourth and fourth degrees of kindred on the other, and in the quadruple and third and fourth degrees of affinity, declaring past and future offspring legitimate. Oblate nobis.
2 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 139d.)
Declaration that Ralph, rector of Staunton Harcourt in the diocese of Lincoln, son of John [lord] of Lovell and Holand, knight—whom Boniface IX, on 17 Kal. Jan. anno 12 [1400], he being then scholar and, as he said, in his fourteenth year, dispensed to hold, after receiving the tonsure, a benefice with cure , even if a dignity, major or principal and unique respectively, and elective, personatus or office, in a cathedral, metropolitan or collegiate church, and to resign it for exchange or otherwise, as often as he pleased, and hold instead a similar or dissimilar benefice; who was afterwards promoted to all minor orders and that of subdeacon, and obtained the said church, and who is in or about his eighteenth year—was and is not bound, as is asserted, to have himself promoted to all, even higher holy orders within a year after obtaining the said church, and was and is not bound so to do until he reaches the lawful age. Ad fut. rei mem. Decens reputamus.
1406.
14 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 139d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishops of Piacenza and London. Decree as above, f. 14, and for the same reason, giving retrospective force to the confirmation by Innocent VII on 16 Kal. May anno 2 [1406], at the petition of all the rectors of the parish churches of the city of London, of certain letters of Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury. Exemplification is given of pope Innocent's said letters of confirmation—Ad fut. rei mem. Ea que pro utilitate, dated as above, at St. Peter's, Rome, stating that the late Roger, bishop of London, made a certain constitution, inserted, as below, in the letters of archbishop Thomas, which constitution a number of archbishops of Canterbury and Thomas himself have confirmed, and which, although observed from time immemorial, has been interpreted by some to the prejudice of the said churches and rectors. Pope Innocent's said letters give exemplification of the letters—Omnipotens dominus, of archbishop Thomas, addressed, on the occasion of visitation of the city and diocese of London, to the mayor, sheriffs and aldermen, and all citizens and inhabitants, and dated in his manor of Lambheth on 6 Aug. 1397, the first year of his translation. They set forth that Roger Niger, sometime bishop of London, put forth a certain constitution concerning the oblations to be made, on Sundays and solemn days and double feasts, and especially the feasts of the Apostles whose vigils are fast days, by the inhabitants and occupiers for a year of houses, lodgings (hospicia) or shops (schoppas) within the city, to the effect that all whose yearly rent (pensio) amounted to 10s. sterling should be bound to offer, as from long and prescriptive time, ¼d., if to 20s., ½d., if to 40s., 1d., and so on in proportion for any amount of rent, which constitution a number of archbishops have confirmed; that nevertheless certain parishioners strive to subvert the constitution and its plain meaning, asserting that if such rent exceeds 40s. they need give no more than 1d. on the said Sundays and feast days. The archbishop therefore confirms the said constitution, and to remove all material of altercation between the rectors and curates and their parishioners, declares that if the yearly rent exceeds 40s. and amounts to 50s. 1¼d. shall be offered, if to 60s., 1½d., if to 70s., 1¾d., if to 80s., 2d. and so on for every 10s. of rent; and admonishes the persons addressed by him, under pain of the greater excommunication, to observe and cause to be observed the said constitution and his declaration, orders all the rectors, vicars and curates of the city to cause the same to be publicly read at mass four times a year, and ordains that each rector or vicar shall have full power in his own parish to cause, without any other mandate, rebellious parishioners to be cited before the archbishop or the official of Canterbury [Wilkins, Concilia, III, p. 231]. The pope hereby also gives retrospective force to the mandate granted by pope Innocent on the above date, whereby he ordered certain judges, whenever required by the said rectors, to enforce observation of his said letters of confirmation. Dudum siquidem felicis.
1407.
2 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 147d.)
To the bishop of Ely. Grant as below. Boniface IX, upon its being set forth to him by John Baldewyn, layman, literate, son of William Baldewyn of Dodynton, of the diocese of Ely, that he desired to be freed from his serfdom to the said bishop and his mensa, and to make fitting compensation, ordered the official of Ely to manumit him. John has recently set forth to the present pope that on account of the custom of England, by which a serf's lord and none other can free him, the official has not proceeded to execute the mandate. The pope therefore wills and grants that the bishop may, provided John make such compensation, manumit him, as if the said letters of pope Boniface had been addressed to him and not to the said official. Honestis supplicum.
Ibid.
(f. 155.)
To the bishop of London. Mandate, if he find the facts to be as stated in the petition of the inhabitants of the vill or hamlet of Great Ocle in the diocese of Lincoln—namely that within the bounds of the parish church of Gedyngton are the vills or hamlets of Great Ocle, Great Neuton and Little Neuton, the former of which is distant about two English miles from the said church; that although it has a chapel of St. Michael, ample and honest, and has more inhabitants than Little Neuton, it has no cemetery, whereas each of the said other hamlets, although they are less distant from the church, has a chapel and cemetery; that the inhabitants of Great Ocle have to carry their dead to the said chapel and cemetery of Little Neuton, about a mile and a half away, as well as their children for christening; that there is a rivulet (rivulus) between the two hamlets, which at times on account of snows or rains or floods, especially in winter, so swells that such bodies and children cannot for several days be carried to Little Neuton without danger; in consequence of all which arise danger to the sick in Great Ocle, there being no priest there to hear their confessions and administer the sacraments of the eucharist and extreme unction, and baptize children, and from such unburied bodies a perilous and horrible smell—to grant the said inhabitants to have a cemetery of their own, at the said chapel, blessed by a catholic bishop in communion with the apostolic see, have a font in the chapel, and cause to be celebrated masses and other divine offices by a priest at their own charges, which priest may baptize, and hear the confessions of and administer the said sacraments to the sick, saving always the right of the parish church. Pie matris.
1407.
Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 160d.)
To the bishops of Worcester and Hereford. Mandate to receive from Ralph, bishop of Cloyne—whom Innocent VII translated thither from Dromore, as is contained in letters of the present pope, pope Innocent's letters of translation not having been drawn up on account of his death—in order to save him the labour and expense of coming to the Roman court, the usual oath of fealty, and to send it by his sealed letters patent to the pope. Dudum felicis.
3 Non. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 161d.)
To the bishop of Durham. Mandate to declare the next following letters to be sufficient and valid, Richard and Cristiana fearing that they may be held surreptitions and invalid because there is no mention therein that they were removed from a common stock, one of them in the third and the other in the fourth degree of kindred. Justis et honestis.
Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 162.)
To the same. Mandate to dispense Richard Welle, and Cristiana Bockan, of his diocese, to contract marriage, notwithstanding that they have more than once (pluries) committed fornification with one another and had children, and that they are related in the fourth degree of kindred. A salutary penance is to be imposed, and past and future offspring is to be declared legitimate. Oblate nobis.
1406.
14 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 165.)
To the bishop of Exeter. Decree as above, f. 14, and for the same reason, giving retrospective force to the mandate addressed by Innocent VII on 5 Non. Oct. anno 1 [1405] to the said bishop, ordering him—at the petition of John Lucas and Joan Hettewaey, of his diocese, containing that they, in ignorance that she and the late Joan his first wife had been related in the second and third degrees of kindred, had contracted marriage and had had children, and that John, being summoned before the bishop, had sworn that he would not carnally know Joan Hettewaey again, which oath he broke—to absolve John on account of his perjury, imposing a salutary penance, and to grant that he and Joan may remain in their marriage, declaring past and future offspring legitimate. The bishop is ordered to execute the said mandate of pope Innocent. Racioni congruit.
Ibid.
(f. 177.)
To John Giles, perpetual vicar of Sutton near Plimmouth, in the diocese of Exeter, M.A. Decree as in the preceding, in regard to Innocent VII's confirmation on 16 Kal. Sept. anno 1 [1405] to him, who was a priest and S.T.B., of the dispensation formerly granted to him, then as now vicar of Sutton, by Peter bishop of Dax, then nuncio in England, having, as he asserted, special faculty from the apostolic see, to hold for life two incompatible benefices, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages, or dignities, personatus or offices, with or without cure, even if such dignities were major in metropolitan or cathedral, or principal in collegiate churches, or were of any value soever, and were elective, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices; the reason of pope Innocent's confirmation being the absence of special mention in the said faculty of the constitutions of Otto and Ottobon and of provincial and synodal constitutions. Racioni etc.
Ibid.
(f. 183.)
To William Pyres, clerk, of the diocese of Salisbury. Decree as in the preceding, in regard to Innocent VII's dispensation on 2 Non. Feb. anno 2 [1406] to him, then less than twenty years old, after attaining his twentieth year to hold a benefice or office with cure, or a dignity, major or principal respectively, and elective, or personatus, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church. Racioni etc.
1407.
15 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 188.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Mandate to proceed to the execution of the mandate addressed to him by Innocent VII—ordering him to dispense Robert Baly and Agnes de Maryng, of his diocese, to remain in the marriage contracted by them in ignorance that they were related in the second and third degrees of affinity—as though it had been presented to him, and as though he had begun to execute it, before the death of that pope. Dudum pro parte.
1406.
14. Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 189.)
To the bishop of Durham. Decree as above, f. 14, and for the same reason, giving retrospective force to a mandate of Innocent VII, as below. Boniface IX, at the petition of king Henry—setting forth that he had given to the dean and canons of the new collegiate church of St. Mary, Leicester, of which he was patron and which was founded by his grandfather Henry, duke of Lancaster, his patronage of the parish church of Preston in Amondernesse in the diocese of York, to the end that the church might be appropriated to them, and that they might pray for him during life and for his soul after death—made the said appropriation, reserving a portion for a perpetual vicar. Afterwards Innocent VII—on its being set forth to him by the king that the dean and canons had taken possession on the free resignation of William de Steuyngton, the rector, made, in accordance with ancient custom, to Stephen archdeacon of Richmond, without the assignment of any pension to the said rector, but that on account of Boniface IX's general annulment on 11 Kal. Jan. anno 14 [1402, see Cal. Lett. V, p. 599] of appropriations they feared molestation—at the petition of the said king and of the dean and canons, granted on 5 Kal. March anno 2 [1406] a mandate to a certain judge, if he found the facts to be so, to appropriate anew the said church, value not exceeding 160 marks, to the said collegiate church, value not exceeding 1,100, a perpetual portion being reserved, as above, if not already reserved. The bishop is hereby ordered to execute the said mandate. Racioni congruit.
Ibid.
(f. 190d.)
To Hugh Bavent, clerk, of the diocese of Meath. Decree, as in the preceding, in regard to his rehabilitation etc. by Innocent VII, as below. Boniface IX—upon learning that the late king Richard, in consideration of the poverty of the archiepiscopal mensa of Armagh, had granted to the late archbishop John and to his successors and to their mensa, for the purpose of appropriation to the mensa, his patronage of the rectory of St. James's, Athobon (sic), in the diocese of Meath, in which church had been of old a rector and a perpetual vicar who had exercised (exercuerant; exercuerat in f. 192) the cure—motu proprio confirmed the king's donation, and appropriated to the mensa the said rectory with its chapels and all appurtenances [Cal. Lett. V, p. 265]. On 11 Kal. Jan. anno 14 [1402] pope Boniface made his above general annulment of appropriations, and upon its being afterwards set forth to him on behalf of archbishop John that upon the voidance of the said rectory, after the said appropriation and before the said date, by the free resignation of John Roche, he had, under the said appropriation, taken possession and had held possession for some time, and that on account of long wars and other ills in those parts his mensa was greatly impoverished, pope Boniface, inasmuch as by his said annulment the rectory had become void and reserved, granted it to him for five years in commendam. Upon the death of archbishop John and then of pope Boniface without having otherwise disposed of the rectory, Innocent VII, at the petition of the above Hugh—setting forth that after the said archbishop's death king Henry, pretending to be the true patron of the rectory, presented him, being ignorant of the said reservation and of pope Innocent's general continuation of pope Boniface's reservations, to bishop Robert, who perhaps likewise ignorant, instituted him—on 2 Id. March anno 1 [1405] rehabilitated him, and required him to resign. Racioni etc.
1407.
3 Non. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 191d.)
To the archbishop of Dublin, the provost of St. Mary's, Galerate, in the diocese of Milan, and the archdeacon of Taunton in Wells. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, to collate and assign to the above Hugh Bavent, here called canon of Dublin, the said rectory, void and reserved as above, value not exceeding 150 marks; notwithstanding that he holds the canonry and prebend of Tamachan in Dublin, value not exceeding 15 marks. Vite ac morum.
Non. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 193d.)
To Ralph Repynton, rector of Castre in the diocese of Lincoln. Grant to him—whom, already holding Castre, Bonifice IX 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; who set forth to Innocent VII that he had thereafter obtained and was holding with Castre the parish church of Tichemerssh in the said diocese, value not exceeding 80 marks, and that in the said letters of Boniface IX there was no mention of the constitutions of Otto and Ottobon, etc. nor of a fixed time, on account of which some doubted whether he could hold the said churches or other two incompatible [benefices] under the said dispensation; and to whom, then as now holding the deanery of St. Chad in the diocese of Lichfield, a simple benefice without cure, and the canonry and prebend of Wivellesford and Wodeford in Salisbury, Innocent granted that the letters of Boniface should have prospective force, notwithstanding the absence of mention of the said constitutions and of his being able to hold the two incompatible benefices for life; and whose recent petition to the present pope contained that the said church, in which is his deanery, is commonly called the church of St. Chad, Shrewsbury (Salopie)—lest, on account of the omission by error or forgetfulness of the word ‘Salopie,’ the said letters of pope Innocent may be reputed surreptitious, that they shall hold good from the date of these presents as if there had been no such omission of the said word. Vite etc. [See above, p. 50.]
6 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 200d.)
To John Lideford, archdeacon of Totnes in Exeter. Grant that the indult granted to him by Innocent VII on 12 Kal. June anno 2 [1406], as having completed his hundredth year, for seven years to visit his archdeaconry by deputy and receive procurations in ready money to the daily amount of 30 silver [gros] Tournois, 12 to the gold florin of Florence, shall hold good; notwithstanding that at the said date he had not completed his hundredth year, although he is now a septuagenarian or almost, and that by reason of his infirmities he cannot visit his archdeaconry. Vite etc.
12 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 232.)
To Alexander, elect of Norwich. Faculty to him, to whom the pope has made provision of Norwich, to be consecrated by any catholic bishop in communion with the apostolic see, assisted by two or three others. The consecrator is to send the usual oath of fealty by Alexander's letter's patent sealed with Alexander's seal; without prejudice to the archbishop of Canterbury. Cum nos pridem.
Id. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 247d.)
To John Thorp, archdeacon of Suffolk in Norwich. Indult for three years to visit his archdeaconry by deputy, he suffering so much tribulation from the temporal power that he dares not do so in person, and to receive procurations as above, f. 200d. Devocionis tue.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Piacenza, London and Ely. Devocionis dilecti filii.
4 Id. Oct.
Siena.
(f. 261.)
To the bishops of Durham and London. Mandate to receive from Henry, sometime bishop of Bath and Wells, archbishop elect, by the pope's recent translation, of York, in order to save him the labour and expense of going to the Roman court, the usual oath of fealty, and to send it by his letters patent, sealed with his seal. Cum nuper venerabilem.
4 Non. Oct.
Siena.
(f. 264.)
To Henry, elect of St. Davids. Dispensation motu proprio to him, to whom the pope has this day made provision of the said see, on its voidance by the death of Guy, to retain therewith, until he be more richly provided for by the apostolic see, whatever benefices he now holds. Sincere devocionis.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of Acerenza (Acherontin.) and the bishops of London and Worcester. Sincere etc. [See Reg. CXXXI, f. 28.]
Id. Nov.
Siena.
(f. 266.)
To John, elect of Llandaff. Faculty as above, f. 232, to Alexander, elect of Norwich. Cum nos pridem.

Footnotes

1 Described on the back as Liber 1.