Lateran Regesta 286
1428-1429

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'Lateran Regesta 286: 1428-1429', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 8: 1427-1447 (1909), pp. 83-95. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104413 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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Lateran Regesta, Vol. CCLXXXVI (fn. 1)

12 Martin V (cont.)

[De Diversis Formis.]

1428.
11 Kal. Dec.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 1.)
To Master John de Obizis, canon of Ferrara, papal chaplain, collector of the apostolic cameraand nuncio of the apostolic see in the realm of England. Faculty, valid during two years, to absolve any ecclesiastics of the realm who have simoniacally obtained benefices, etc., as in Cal. Lett. VII, p. 4(f. 130). Cum te dudum ad reguum. (Ri Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. Tercio Idus Decembris Anno Duodecimo. coldus.)
Ibid.
(f. 2.)
To the same. Faculty, valid during two years, to dispense fifteen persons of the realm on account of illegitimacy etc. as ibid. p. 4 (f. 168d). Cum etc. (Ri. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. coldus.)
Ibid. To the same. Faculty, valid during two years, to dispense twenty persons of the realm, upon attaining (attigerit: peregerit in Reg. Vat. CCCL) their twenty-third year, to be promoted etc. as ibid. p. 4 (f. 130). Cum etc. (Ri. Gratis etc. as in the preceding.)
Ibid. To the same. Faculty, valid during two years, to absolve fornicators etc., as ibid. p. 3 (f. 124). Cum etc. (Ri. Gratis etc. as in the preceding.)
Ibid.
(f.3.)
To the same. Indult (tibiindulgemus), valid during two years, to grant to ten persons of the realm, provided that they be nobles or masters of theology or doctors of canon or civil law, to have a portable altar. Cum etc. (Ri. Gratis etc. as in the preceding.)
Ibid To the same. Faculty, valid during two years, to dispense twelve men and as many women of the realm, who are related in the fourth degree of kindred or affinity, to marry, or who, being so related, have married, in ignorance or not, to remain in their marriage, declaring past and future offspring legitimate. Cum etc. (Ri. Gratis etc. as in the preceding.)
1428.
11 Kal. Dec.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 4d.)
To James Burbach, rector of Leyborn in the diocese of Rochester, I.U.B. Dispensation to hold for five years with the said church, value not exceeding 10 marks, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc.
10 Kal. Dec.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 8.)
To William Certeyn, priest, of the diocese of Exeter, S.T.B. Appointing him, who is also M.A. and a bachelor of canon law, a papal minor penitentiary in Rome and in the Roman court; with the form of oath which he is to take to Jordan, bishop of Albano, the pope's major penitentiary. Litterarum etc.
1429.
2 Id. Feb.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 16d.)
To William Toly, canon of York. Dispensation to him, who is in minor orders only, and is secretary of Henry, cardinal priest of St. Eusebius's, not to be bound to have himself promoted to any holy order on account of his canonries and prebends of York and Wells, which are without cure. Vite etc.
14 Kal. Feb.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 23.)
To all faithful. Relaxation, during ten years, of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of St. David, the patron, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week, and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair and conservation of the collegiate church of Landewybrevy in the diocese of St. Davids, whose buildings have been greatly deformed in the wars. Licet is.

De Diversis Formis

2 Id. March.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 32d.)
To the abbot of Thorney (de Thorna) in the diocese of Ely. Mandate, at the recent petition of the inhabitants of the town of Waplod in the diocese of Lincoln (containing that their said town is distant more than a mile of those parts from its parish church of Waplod, and that it is no light burden for them, especially in winter, on account of floods and the muddiness of the roads, to go to the said church for masses and other divine offices; and adding that in the said town a chapel of Holy Trinity has been founded, but not yet consecrated) to license them to have in the said chapel the said masses etc. celebrated on a portable altar by their own or other fit priests. Super gregem dominicum.
1428.
10 Kal. Dec.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 34.)
To Roger (Rugero) Burgh, rector of Merston in the diocese of York, I.U.B. Dispensation to him—who is by both parents of a race of barons, and holds, besides the said church, a canonry, with the prebend of Beverlayhaw, of the collegiate church of Gnobosale, and a canonry, with a prebend, of the church of St. Gervais in the suburb of Avranches (Auerencie), and the chapel without cure [in the church] of St. Vincent, value not exceeding 20, 10, 5l. of petits tournois and 8 marks sterling respectively, in the dioceses of York, Coventry [and] Lichfield and Rouen—to hold for life with the said parish church any other benefice with cure etc. as above, f. 4d. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc.
1429.
8 Id. April.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 40d.)
To John Saresson [cf. Cal. Lett.VII, p. 567] alias Wygenhale, priest, of the diocese of Norwich, doctor of canon law, Rehabilitation, at his recent petition containing that he formerly, when holding the perpetual vicarage of Holy Trinity, Cambridge, in the diocese of Ely, obtained and held therewith without dispensation for more than a year against Exccrabilis the parish church of Yaxham in the diocese of Norwich, the latter of which he still holds; that, having resigned the said vicarage, he obtained in its stead by authority of the ordinary the rectory of Retyngden in the diocese of London, void by resignation to the ordinary of John Northon, and is holding it together with Yaxham, taking however the fruits of the latter only, relying on a papal dispensation which was recently granted to him [see ibid.] to hold for life with Yaxham any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, the said dispensation making no mention, however, of the said vicarage, which he was then detaining. He is to resign both Yaxham and Retyngden, the pope granting that the said dispensation shall hold good from the date of these presents, as if it had contained mention of the said vicarage. Sedes apostolica, pia mater.
Ibid.
(f. 41.)
To the bishops of Alet and London, and the abbot of West Derham in the diocese of Norwich. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding (here Retyngidon), to collate and assign to the above John, after he has duly resigned, the above church, still void and reserved by the above constitution, and the above rectory, still void by the resignation of Northon, value not exceeding 14l. and 10l. sterling respectively, whether void as stated or in any other way. Litterarum etc. (Ri. xxvi. Decimo Kal. Maii Anno Duodecimo. coldus.)
6 Id. April.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 44d.)
To Robert Stot (or Scot), rector of Tinwalde in the diocese of Glasgow, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him, a priest, to hold for three years with Tinwalde, value not exceeding 8l. sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible. Litterarum etc. [See Cal. Lett. VII, p.495.]
Ibid.
(f. 45.)
To Gilbert Wause, chancellor of Caithness, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for three years with the said chancellorship, which is a non-major non-elective dignity without cure, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any other benefice etc. as in the preceding. Litterarum etc.
1428.
8 Kal. Dec.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 50d.)
To Margaret Mackyng, nun of the Benedictine priory of Litelmore in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to her, the daughter of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be elected etc. to all dignities of her order, even that of abbess. Religionis zelus.
1429.
14 Kal. Feb.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 64d.)
To all and singular. Exhortation to give alms for the sustentation and repair of the hospital of St. Anthony without the walls of York; with relaxation of two years and two quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who do so. The pope strictly forbids the present letters to be sent by questuarii, and decrees that if this be done, they are null. Quoniam ut ait apostolus.
5 Kal. March.
SS. Apostoli, Rome,
(f. 70d.)
To James, bishop of Adria, dwelling in the Roman court. Mandate, at the recent petition of William Melton, a Friar Minor, S.T.P. (containing that although he formerly, in the university of Oxford, where he was studying, took the oaths wont to be taken by students of theology who are to be promoted to the degree of master, and has observed them, and intends to do all things which concern the honour and utility of the said university; but that it often happens that whilst preaching in Lent and at other times he is cited by the university and is compelled to leave his preachings and other spiritual exercises, and go to the university, whence scandals arise and prejudice to the faithful, who derive great fruit from the said preachings), if he find the facts to be as stated, to relax the said oaths, and to decree that he is not bound in future to observe them. Humilibus supplicum votis. [Eubel, Bullarium Franciscanum, vii., p. 718, No. 1849.]
3 Id. March.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 75.)
To the prior of St. Peter's Ipswich (in Gippewyco) in the diocese of Norwich. Mandate, at the recent petition of Robert Celmsford, rector of the chapel of St. James de Lelleseya in the said diocese, containing that in the foundation and endowment of the said chapel it is provided that its holder cannot hold another benefice, especially one with cure of souls, without special licence of the apostolic see, but that the penalty of eo ipso voidance of the chapel in the event of its holder obtaining such other benefice is not added; and adding that he (fn. 2) lately, when holding the said chapel, obtained the parish church of Polestede in the said diocese, which he still holds—if he find that Robert cannot be maintained from the fruits etc. of the said chapel, to grant him indult to hold for life therewith the said church, value not exceeding 10 and 20 marks respectively, or in its stead any other similar or dissimilar benefice. Vite etc. (Ja. xxiiii. Aprutin. i. e. the new style of Jacobus de Cerretanis as bishop of Teramo, provision of which was made to him on Jan. 9, 1429. See above p. 36 note, and Eubel, Hierarchia, under ‘Aprutin. sen Theramen.’)
Non. March.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 79.)
To all faithful. Relaxation in perpetuity of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Martin the Confessor visit and give alms for the repair etc. of the chapel, in which mass and the divine office are celebrated, of the said saint in the town of Eknoy within the bounds of the parish of Pettesho in the diocese of Lincoln. Splendor etc.
1428.
10 Kal. Dec.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 80.)
To all etc. Relaxation, during ten years, of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and the dedication, from the first to the second vespers, the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week, and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair etc. of the chapel or chantry of St. Mary the Virgin, Bryghtlegh, in the diocese of Exeter. Licet is.
1429.
2 Id. March.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 80d.)
To all faithful. Relaxation, during ten years, of two years and two quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of St. Brandan and the dedication, the usual octaves and six days, and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms to the parish church of St. Brandan de Brechmaid in the diocese of Tuam, which is in great need of repair, and lacks books, chalices, ornaments etc. Quoniam ut ait apostolus.
4(sic) Id. April.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 92d.)
To John Stokys, rector of Cattstoke in the diocese of Salisbury, D.C.L. Dispensation to hold for life with Cattstoke, value not exceeding 25l. sterling, any other benefice with cure etc. as above f. 4d. Litterarum etc. (The subscriptions in the margin at the beginning of the letter are those of Ri[coldus] and Jo. Rode. The terminal subscription is Ri. xxx. coldus. Cf. below, f. 144d.)
1428.
8 Kal. Dec.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 119.)
To Nicholas Ograda, clerk, of the diocese of Killaloe. Dispensation to him—who is by both parents of noble race, has the tonsure only, has studied canon and civil law for some time, and to whom the pope has ordered [above, p.6] provision to be made of the perpetual vicarages of Tomgrene and Fynyd in the said diocese, and has dispensed him to hold them together for life—not to be bound for five years from the time of obtaining possession of one of the said vicarages, whilst studying letters in some place in Ireland, to be promoted to a holy order. Vite etc.
2 Kal. Dec.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 127.)
To William Brounyng, perpetual vicar of Modbury in the diocese of Exeter, doctor of canon law. Dispensation as below. The pope lately dispensed him to hold for four years with the said vicarage any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible. Subsequently, upon his setting forth to the pope that he had obtained and was holding with the said vicarage in virtue of the said dispensation, the rectory of Uggeburch in the said diocese, and that the end of the said period was at hand, the pope prolonged it by three years more. At the recent petition of William, who is also a B.C.L., containing that he is still holding together the said rectory and vicarage, value not exceeding 120 and 40 marks sterling respectively, and that the end of the said period of three years is at hand, the pope hereby dispenses him to continue to hold them for five years more, and to resign them meanwhile, simply or for exchange. Litterarum etc.
1428.
8 Kal. Dec.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 127d)
To Zanobius Molakin [Malokin in Cal. Lett. VII, p. 323 (Corrigenda); Mulakyn in Le Neve, Fasti II, p. 335], rector of Ivechurch in the diocese of Canterbury, doctor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for five years with the said church, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, one other benefice etc. as above, f. 4d. Litterarum etc.
13 Kal. Jan.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 128d.)
To Richard Chichester, rector of Parva Torinton in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to hold for one year with Parva Torinton, value not exceeding 26 [marks orpounds] sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible. Vite etc.
6 Kal. Dec.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 135.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Easdara, in the diocese of Achonry (Akaden.). Mandate, at the recent petition of Charles Ogara, canon of Elphin—containing that certain lands, called townlands, namely one whole townland of Cailli and another half townland of Ardnucanlaighin (quedam terre videlicet una integra de C. et alia media de A. villatecolonununcupate) in the parish of Drumcliab, in the said (sic) diocese [of Elphin], belonging to the church of Elphin, wont to be granted in fee or on lease by the bishops of Elphin for a fixed yearly cess, sometimes to clerks, sometimes to laymen, for them and their heirs have, without any such grant by the said bishops, but rather by usurpation, been long unduly detained, as they are at present, to wit the said whole and the said half townlands (villate nuncupate) respectively by Bernard Oconchubair, lord of the cantred of Cairbri, layman, of the said diocese, who disposes of the said whole townland as if it were of his demesne, granting it to laymen, and the said half townland by Philip Odubagan, also a layman, of the said diocese, and by his progenitors; and that bishop John, in order to avoid probable persecutions by the said Bernard, whose power he fears, and also through his negligence, takes no action to dispose of the said lands or to attempt their recovery; and adding that if the said lands were granted on the above terms to Charles and his heirs in perpetuity he could recover them for the said church—to summon the said bishop and laymen and others concerned, and if he find the facts to be as stated, and if he find expedient, to make the desired grant in perpetuity to Charles and his heirs on the said customary terms, removing the said laymen and any other detainers. Sincere deuocionis affectus.
1429.
16 Kal. March.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 137.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Mandate, at the recent petition of Roger Huswyfe, layman, literate, of his diocese—containing that formerly, in the exercise of his functions as judge or justiciary of the royal court of Lincoln he tried divers criminal causes and pronounced sentences, as a result of which a number of persons were executed and some mutilated, and that he desires to become an ecclesiastic—if he find the facts to be as stated, and it can be done without scandal, to dispense Roger on account of irregularity, dispense him to be promoted to all minor orders and those of subdeacon and deacon, and minister therein, and hold any benefices without cure, and to rehabilitate him. Solet sedis apostolice clemencia.
1429.
19 Kal. Feb.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 137d.)
To Donatus Omureghayd, rector of Dundaygry in the diocese of Clonfert. Grant as below. The pope lately [Cal. Lett. VII, p. 106], learning that the said rectory, of the patronage of laymen, had been so long void by the death of Hubert (Hobertus) de Burgo that its collation had lapsed to the apostolic see, ordered the dean of Tuam and two others to collate and assign it to Donatus, at the same time dispensing him (who had been dispensed by papal authority, 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 the canonry and prebend of Kylltescynd in Clonfert, provision of which the pope had ordered to be made to him) to hold, notwithstanding his said illegitimacy, the said rectory. At his recent petition, containing that William Rany, dean of Tuam, proceeding alone, made collation and provision to him of the said rectory, but that some doubt the validity of the said letters and collation and provision, in virtue of which he obtained possession, the pope hereby grants to him, who holds the said canonry and prebend, value not exceeding 10 marks, that the said letters and collation etc. shall hold good from the present date, even if the said rectory, value not exceeding 12 marks, became void as stated or in any other way. provided that its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see. Vite etc. (Ri. xx. Kal. Marcii Anno Duodecimo. coldus.)
4 Kal. Feb.
SS. Apostoli, Rome
(f. 142d.)
To the bishop of Dunkeld. Mandate to dispense Robert Stewart of Athol, donsel, and Margaret de Ogelby, damsel, of the diocese of St. Andrews and Dunkeld, to marry, notwithstanding that they are related in the third degree of kindred. Oblate nobis. [A. Stuart, Gen. Hist. of the Stewarts, p. 457.]
2 Id. March.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 143.)
To the abbot of St. John the Evangelist's, Tuam (Thuamen.). Mandate to cause John de Burgo alias Ohuban, archdeacon of Tuam, who is the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be received as a canon of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Cong, in the diocese of Tuam, which is at present without an abbot, and to receive his profession; notwithstanding that he holds a canonry and prebend and the archdeaconry of Tuam and the perpetual vicarage of Roba in Quera and Anach in the said diocese, all of which he is in due course to resign. Cupientibus vitam.
10 Kal. Feb.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 143d
To the abbot of Ballintober (de Fonte Sancti Patricii) in the diocese of Tuam. Mandate, archbishop John being absent, to absolve on account of incest, and to dispense to marry William Johi and Granina Johi, of the diocese of Tuam, who not in ignorance that they were related in divers (stated) degrees of kindred and affinity committed fornication with one another more than once and begat offspring, which, with the offspring of the marriage, is to be decreed legitimate. Oblate nobis.
7(sic) Id. April.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 144d.)
To John Stokys, rector of Catstok (also written Catstock in the text of the letter) in the diocese of Salisbury, D.C.L. Dispensation to hold for life as above, f. 92d. Litterarum etc. (The subscriptions in the margin at the beginning of the letter are those of Pe. [de Casatiis] and P. de Montella. The terminal subscription is Pe. xxx. de Casatiis. Cf. f. 92d, between which and the present dispensation there are only slight verbal differences.)
1428.
10 Kal. Dec.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 146.)
To Richard Roderham, rector of Belesbi in the diocese of Lincoln, S.T.M. Dispensation to hold for seven years with Belesby, value not exceeding 24 marks, any one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible or, if he resign Belesby, any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc.
Ibid. To Richard Toyre, rector of Cheyham in the diocese of Winchester, doctor of canon law. Dispensation to him who holds, besides Cheyham, a certain perpetual benefice without cure called the prebend of the first portion in the parish church of Bronyerd in the diocese of Hereford, and the canonry and prebend of Comgreue in the free chapel royal of Penkrich in the diocese of Coventry, value not exceeding 10, 6 and 5 marks respectively, to hold for seven years with the said church one other benefice etc. as above, f. 4d. Litterarum etc.
1429.
18 Kal. May.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 163.)
To Oliver Dyneley, rector of St. Sampson's, Crikkelade, in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation as below. Lately the pope dispensed him to hold for five years St. Sampson's with any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church; subsequently prolonged the said period, during which he had obtained the parish church of Fytylton in the said diocese, and which was not yet expired, by one year; and again, the said year being about to end, prolonged it by five more, Oliver holding, besides the said two churches, value not exceeding 70 marks, a canonry of Salisbury and the prebend of Major Pars Altaris, value not exceeding 30 [see Cal. Lett. VII, pp. 176, 521]. The pope now dispenses Oliver, who is of noble race, to hold for life the said two churches, and (et) any two other incompatible benefices, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, and hold instead two other similar or dissimilar mutually incompatible benefices. Nobilitas generis, vite etc.
3 Id. May.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 163d.)
To the abbot of Sibton in the diocese of Norwich. Mandate, at the recent petition of Thomas Scherman, priest, of Norwich (containing that formerly, when in or about his twentyfirst year, he caused himself to be ordained priest without having obtained dispensation, likewise forging a title, and ministered as a priest), after penance and temporary suspension, to dispense him to minister and hold any benefices with and without cure, and to rehabilitate him. Ad ea ex apostolice.
1428.
4 Kal. Dec.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 164.)
To all faithful. Relaxation, during ten years, of one year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of the dedication, the usual octaves and days, and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair of the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin, Stock by Clar, in the diocese of Norwich, to which every year resorts a multitude on account of miracles wrought therein by the merits of the said Virgin, and whose buildings, as the pope has learned from William, bishop of London, are in ruin. Dum precelsa.
1429.
8 Id. April.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 164d.)
To Richard Clerck, married clerk, of the diocese of Salisbury. Indult to him, who is the husband of one wife, a virgin, and exercised before his marriage the office of notary, granted to him by papal authority, that he may exercise the said office in future, and may take part in any ecclesiastical causes, contracts, etc., as if he had not contracted marriage; notwithstanding the constitution of the province of Canterbury [see above, p. 69] forbidding married clerks to exercise the office of notary in ecclesiastical causes, and other provincial and papal constitutions. Sincere deuocionis.
8 Kal. May.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 170.)
To the bishop of Moray. Mandate to dispense Martin Dolas, of the diocese of St. Andrews, and Elizabeth Dolas, of the diocese of Moray, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the third and third degrees of kindred by a common stock. Oblate nobis.

(f. 177.)
To the bishop of Bayeux. Mandate to dispense William de Moubrey and Philippota, daughter of the late Peter Lambert, of his diocese, to marry, notwithstanding their spiritual relationship arising from William's mother having been, as they learned after they were espoused, Philippota's godmother at her baptism. Oblate nobis.
Kal. June.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 184d.)
To John Thurmond, rector of Wittenham in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is of noble race, to hold for life with Wittenham, value not exceeding 20l., any other benefice etc. as above, f. 4d. Nobilitas generis, vite etc.
1428.
6 Kal. Dec.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 185d.)
To Thomas Benyngworth, clerk, of the diocese of York, D.C.L. Dispensation to him, who formerly received papal dispensation, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted etc. as above, f. 137d, after which he had himself made a clerk—to hold any benefices, of any number and kind, with or without cure, compatible with one another and with the said benefice, and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. [See above, p.78.]
1429.
Id. April.
SS Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 192.)
To John Hurlegh, rector of Bourtenhenmerch in the diocese of Worcester, bachelor of canon and civil law. Dispensation to him, who is of a great noble race, to hold for life with the said church (also written Bourtonhenmech), value not exceeding 20l., any etc. as above f. 184d. Nobilitas generis, Litterarum etc. [See below, f. 225.]
6 Id. May.
SS Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 213.)
To Richard Broun alias Cordon, archdeacon of Rochester, D.C.L. Prolongation as below. The pope lately [Cal. Lett. VII, p. 142] dispensed him to hold for seven years with the said archdeaconry, which is a non-major dignity with cure, any other benefice etc. as above, f. 4d; subsequently [ibid., p. 281] dispensing him to hold for five years one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible with the said archdeaconry and with the parish church of Newcherch in the diocese of Canterbury, which he had obtained after the above dispensation, or otherwise, resigning the said archdeaconry and church, or one of them, simply or for exchange, to hold three benefices with cure or otherwise mutually incompatible, holding two such for life, and the third for five years, and to resign all of them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, etc., which period of five years (after Richard had obtained the parish church of Schorham with the dependent chapel of Otteford in the diocese of Canterbury), being about to expire, the pope afterwards prolonged by two more. The pope now, at the petition of Richard—who is an advocate of the papal consistory, and holds the said archdeaconry and the said church of Newcherch to which a certain perpetual vicarage is annexed, value altogether (quorum) not exceeding 90 marks, and the said church of Sc[h]orham and dependent chapel of Otteford, value not exceeding 80 marks, the free chapel of St. Laurence in the diocese of Rochester, value not exceeding 3 marks, and to whom the pope lately ordered provision to be made of the canonries and prebends of Ederdim in Ferns and Bedwyn in Salisbury, value not exceeding 20 and 120 marks respectively—prolongs the said period of two years by other three. Litterarum etc.
2 Id. March.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 218d.)
To Thomas Brouns, archdeacon of Berks (Barchirie) in Salisbury, I.U.D. Indult for five years to visit his archdeaconry by deputy and receive procurations in money. Meruit tue deuocionis.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishops of London and Ely. Meruit dilecti filii.
1428.
2 Kal. Dec.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 220d.)
To Andrew Holes. rector of Dave[n]ham in the diocese of Lichfield, I.U.B. Dispensation to him (whom the pope lately [Cal. Lett. VII, p. 499] dispensed to hold for three years with Dave [n]ham any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and resign them, simply or for exchange, after which he, who is of knightly race, obtained the archdeaconry of Anglesei in Bangor, a non-major dignity with cure, which he at present holds with Dave[n]ham, value not exceeding 40l. and 20l. respectively) after the expiry of the said period to continue to hold the said two benefices for five years, and to resign them, simply or for exchange. Nobilitas generis, Litterarum etc.
Ibid.
(f. 221d.)
To Thomas le Pole, canon of York, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is of a race of earls, and holds the canonries and prebends of Fenton in York, Brondewode in London, and Caryngham in Lincoln, value altogether not exceeding 180 marks, to hold for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible with one another, and resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc.
1428.
2 Kal. Dec.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 222.)
To John Crowcher, dean of Chichester, S.T.M. Dispensation to him (who holds the said deanery, which is a major dignity, the prebend of Fontidon in the chapel royal of Bosham in the diocese of Chichester, the free chapel of Rodfeld within the bounds of the parish of Backchild in the diocese of Canterbury, and the wardenship of the hospital of St. Mary within the city of Chichester, value altogether not exceeding 100l.) to hold for five years with the said deanery any other benefice etc. as above, f. 4d. Litterarum etc.
1429.
3 Kal. May.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 225.)
To John Hurlegh, rector of Bourtonhenmerch in the diocese of Worcester, I.U.B. Grant as below. Recently [above, f. 192] the pope dispensed him, asserting himself to be of great noble race, to hold for life the said church and any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign them, simply or for exchange. At his recent petition, containing that he is not of great noble race, and that he therefore fears lest the said dispensation may be held surreptitious, the pope hereby grants that it shall hold good from the present date, as if it stated that he was of noble race only, and not of great noble race. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc.
2 Non. June.
SS. Apostoli, Rome
(f. 259d.)
To Edward Prentis, precentor of Salisbury, B.C.L. Prolongation as below. John XXIII dispensed him to hold for seven years with the archdeaconry of Essex in London, which is a dignity, any other benefice etc. as above, f. 4d; and the present pope, upon Edward's setting forth that, having resigned the said archdeaconry, he was holding the above precentorship, which is a non-major dignity with cure, and the parish church of Stokenham in the diocese of Exeter, and that the end of the said period was at hand, prolonged it by three years [Cal. Lett. VII, p. 260]; and subsequently, upon Edward's stating that he had resigned Stokenham and had obtained Byschopyshamton in the diocese of Worcester, the pope prolonged the said three years by five. The pope now, at the petition of Edward, who holds, besides the said precentorship and church, a canonry of Salisbury and the prebend of Durneford and a canonry of the church of the town of Warwick (opidi Warwici) in the diocese of Worcester and a prebend therein, value not exceeding 120 marks, 46 marks, 44l. and 10l. respectively, prolongs the said five years by seven. Litterarum etc.
4 Kal. Feb.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 270d.)
To the official of Clonfert. Mandate, at the recent petition of William Yccoregrayn, rector of Athnaryg in the diocese of Tuam (containing that after provision had been made to him by papal authority of the said church, in order to buy off the opposition of William Bremychcam, priest, of the said diocese, he unlawfully promised under oath to pay him yearly for life a part of the fruits) to relax the said oath and promise, enjoining a salutary penance. Justis et honestis. [See Cal. Lett. VII, pp. 397, 503.]
4 Non. March.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 271.)
To all etc. Relaxation, during ten years, of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of the dedication, from the first to the second vespers, the usual octaves and 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 Premonstratensian monastery of St. Mary the Virgin, Berlyng', in the diocese of Lincoln, whose buildings are ruinous. Licet is.
3 Id. Feb.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 275d.)
To Laurence, elect of Elphin. Grant as below. The pope recently made provision to him of the said see, as void by the death of Thomas. At the recent petition of Laurence (who is a priest and a bachelor of canon law, and who received, before the said provision, dispensation, as the son of a married man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and, inter alia, to be promoted to any episcopal dignities), containing that some assert that the see became void, not as above, but by the deprivation, made by papal authority, of John, bishop [in ecclesia universali], formerly [bishop] of Elphin, and is still void) the pope grants that the said provision shall hold good from the present date, even if the said church be void by the said deprivation, or by the deprivation of Robert, also bishop, sometime [bishop] of Elphin, made by the same authority, or be void in any other way, and for whatsoever cause the provision belongs to the apostolic see. Ad ea ex apostolice.
7 Id. March.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 276.)
To all etc. Exhortation to give alms for the restoration and completion of the church of the Friars Preachers’ house of St. Bridget, Longford, in the diocese of Ardagh which, situate in a place removed from cities, has been destroyed by fire, and which the prior and brethren have begun to restore; with relaxation, during ten years, of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who do so. Ecclesiarum et aliorum piorum locorum. [Ripoll, Bullarium Predicatorum, II, p. 694, with date Id. Martii anno duodecimo, after a copy, lacking the preamble, taken ‘ex Archiv. Apostolico Lib. CLVIII, fol. 276.’]
3 Non. March.
SS. Apostoli, Rome.
(f. 282d.)
To the abbots of Meaux (Melsa) and Rivaulx (de Ryevalle) and the prior of Powmfreyt, in the diocese of York. Mandate as below. The recent petition of the master and brethren of the poor hospital of St. Leonard alias of St. Peter, York (which is of no order, and was founded by king William II for the reception and sustentation of poor and miserable persons, and in order that masses and other divine offices might be celebrated therein by brethren living in common) contained that formerly the brethren, considering that many of them and of their predecessors had been wont to wear diverse and costly clothing, agreed that they and their successors should wear a linen rochet with a white woollen tunic and a cappa and hood (cumcapucio) of a black colour after the manner of canons regular of the order of St. Augustine, and caps (eciam cum biretis) within and without the hospital, and that on double feasts, when present at the said offices, they should wear linen surplices and almuces lined (cum almuciis furratis sius linitis), as they have now done for more than forty years. The pope orders the above three, if they find the facts to be as stated, to decree that the present and future master and brethren may and shall publicly continue to wear the said habit. Racione subnixis pentencium (rectius petencium) votis.

Footnotes

1 On the bottom edge of the volume is the contemporary description: Primus de diuersis formis anno xii Martini. A flyleaf has the contemporary notes: Rubricatus est per Greuensten and Primus de diuersis formis anno xii. The modern number of the Liber does not occur, the label on the buck of the volume merely repeating in Italian Lib[ro] 1. To Bremond (Ripoll) the register was known as Liber CLVIII; see the reference to the Bullarium Pradicatorum below, f. 276.
2 At this point the letter drops into the second person singular, as if addressing Robert himself, afterwards returning to refer to him in the third person. ‘Ja. Aprutin.’ has noted several other errors, but not this ‘tu’ &c.