Volume I
1 Clement VI

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'Volume I: 1 Clement VI', Petitions to the Pope: 1342-1419 (1896), pp. 1-12. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92351 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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1342.(f. 4d.)
John de Rate, M.A. and cursor in theology. For the archdeaconry of Aberdeen, void by the consecration of Alan, bishop of Caithness, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Aberdeen, and a canonry with expectation of a prebend in St. Donatian, Bruges, and the church of Kilchodilscam, in the diocese of Aberdeen. He is ready to resign the church, and the prebend of Aberdeen.
Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. June.
(f. 5)
Thomas Harkars. For a canonry and prebend of Glasgow.
Granted. 11 Kal. June.
(f. 60.)
John, archbishop of Canterbury. For the reformation of a grant made by Benedict XII. to John Radulphi, of the diocese of St. Davids, of a canonry and prebend of Hulle Deverel, in the collegiate church of Heghtredebury, in the diocese of Salisbury, whose value was declared to be 7½ marks, but was afterwards found to be 10 marks.
The grant is made anew. Avignon, 2 Non. July.
(f. 86d.)
John Darcy, baron and chamberlain of the king. On behalf of his son Sir John, and the noble damsel Elizabeth, daughter of the late Sir Nicholas de Menille, for dispensation to intermarry, notwithstanding that the said Elizabeth, and the late Elizabeth, daughter of the late Robert de Holandia, with whom he contracted marriage, are of kindred in the fourth degree.
To be granted by the ordinary. Villeneuve by Avignon, 10 Kal. Aug.
(f. 87d.)
The prior and convent of Friars Preachers in Winchelse. For faculty to remove to another part of the town, as their convent is in danger of being swept away by the sea.
Granted, if the facts are as stated, and if no injury ensue to others. Villeneuve by Avignon, 10 Kal. Aug.
(f. 89.)
Richard de Wynkeleye, master in theology, the king's confessor On behalf of Master Richard Noreys, bachelor of civil and canon law, for provision to him of a canonry and prebend of Exeter, notwithstanding that he holds the parish church of Uggeberewe.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 10 Kal. Aug.
(f. 91.)
Thomas de Paston, of the diocese of Norwich, proctor general of suits in the papal palace, B.C.L. and skilled in canon law, who has received dispensation to hold the parish church of Swanton Abbatis, in the diocese of Norwich, notwithstanding illegitimate birth, but has been ejected by Roger Springehose. For faculties to leave the said church and accept other benefices, even in cathedrals.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 11 Kal. Aug.
(f. 91d.)
David Wallensis, of Aberthwylar, a poor papal writer during seven years, acolyte, of the diocese of St. Asaph. For provision to him of a benefice in the gift of the bishop and chapter of St. Asaph.
Granted up to the value of 25 marks with cure of souls, 20 without. Villeneuve by Avignon, 11 Kal. Aug.
(f. 92d.)
John Petri, D.C.L. one of the king's councillors. For a canonry and prebend of Wells; notwithstanding that he holds the archdeaconry of Totnes (Totton), and canonries and prebends of Exeter and Salisbury. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 11 Kal. Aug.
(f. 92d.)
The same. On behalf of Reginald de Buggewille, bachelor of civil and canon law, for a canonry and prebend of Southwell; notwithstanding that he holds the church of Vydecumbe, in the diocese of Wells. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 11 Kal. Aug.
(f. 94d.)
Joan de Sabaudia, duchess of Brittany, countess of Richmond, and viscountess of Limoges. On behalf of the knight and clerks, her councillors, for benefices in France.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 5 Kal. Aug.
Ibid.
Aymeric de Pestello. On behalf of his kinsman Peter de Veyraco, skilled in the law, of the diocese of Cahors, for the canonry and prebend of Ripon void by the consecration of William, archbishop of York.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 4 Kal. Aug.
(f. 95.)
Richard de Wynkele, a Friar Preacher, professor of theology, the king's confessor. On behalf of Sir Adam de Botys, of Wynkele, priest, for provision to him of a benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Scheftisbiri, in the diocese of Salisbury.
Granted up to the value of 40 marks with cure of souls, 30 without. Villeneuve by Avignon, 10 Kal. Aug.
(f. 95.)
The same. On behalf of Richard Corbyn, for provision to him of a benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Wilton.
Granted, with limitation as above. Villeneuve by Avignon, 9 Kal Aug.
(f. 107.)
Thomas Fastolf, archdeacon of Norwich, auditor of the sacred palace. On behalf of Hugh de Tetteworde, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln B.C.L. For the parish church of Stalham, in the diocese of Norwich, of, the value of 35 marks, void by the provision of the said Thomas to the archdeaconry. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 2 Kal. Aug.
(f. 107.)
Philip Wilde, M.A. of the diocese of Brechin, who has spent seven years in the study of theology. For provision to him of a canonry of Glasgow with reservation of a prebend; notwithstanding that he is a chancellor of Brechin, and canon and prebendary of Dunkeld, which dignities he is prepared to resign.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 5 Kal. Aug.
(f. 107d.)
William de Norwico, dean of Lincoln, papal chaplain, and nuncio in England. On behalf of Thomas de Stanton, B.C.L. clerk, of the diocese of Hereford, a member of his household, and his fellow commoner (commensali), for provision to him of a canonry and prebend of Hereford.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 3 Kal. Aug.
(f. 107d.)
The same. On behalf of Simon le Mercer, of Burmyngeham, in the diocese of Lichfield, a member of his household, for the parish church of Weppestede, in the diocese of Norwich, worth 22 marks, void by the promotion of John de Wythechurche to the archdeaconry of Wiltshire; notwithstanding that he holds the canonry and prebend of Codeshale, in the collegiate church of Tettenhale, in the diocese of Lichfield, of which he is despoiled, though he has obtained two sentences against the despoiler in the apostolic palace.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 3 Kal. Aug.
(f. 112.)
Bernard de Sistre, archdeacon of Canterbury, nuncio in England. On behalf of his nephew, Bernard de Sistre, B.C.L. of Anduze, in the diocese of Nîmes, for reservation of a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Uzés, notwithstanding that he holds canonries and prebends of Mirepoix and St. Marcel, near Paris, and the parish church of Westmeon, in the diocese of Winchester.
Granted up to the value of 80l. with cure of souls, 40l. without. Villeneuve by Avignon, 3 Kal. Aug.
(f. 112d.)
Walter de Burley, professor of theology. For the canonry and prebend of Sutton, in the church of Chichester, void by the death of Simon Sapiti, papal chaplain; notwithstanding that he holds the church of Aschstede, in the diocese of Winchester not exceeding the value of 20 marks.
Granted; the canonry to be with expectation of a prebend, even with cure of souls, in the church of York. Villeneuve by Avignon, 4 Non. Aug.
The same. On behalf of his kinsman, Walter le Qwyte, of Bristol, of the diocese of Worcester, for a canonry and prebend of Wells.
Granted. Dated as above.
The same. On behalf of his kinsman, Robert de Calce, M.A. of the diocese of Durham, for provision to him of a canonry and prebend of Beverley. Granted. Dated as above.
The same. On behalf of John de Emberton, of the diocese of Lincoln, a good scholar of civil law, not married, or in orders, for the office of notary public. Granted. Dated as above.
The same. On behalf of Nicholas de Qwyteby, for the same.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 115.)
Master Richard de Thormerton, skilled in both laws, proctor of the king at the papal court. For provision to him of, or confirmation in, the canonry and prebend of Horton, value 16l. reserved by John XXII. in the time of Roger, bishop of Salisbury, amongst other benefices of Master Gilbert de Middleton, after whose death they were held by Master Peter de Berkeley, without authority from the apostolic see, and on his death were given by Robert, present bishop of Salisbury, to the said Richard, in ignorance of the papal reservation; notwithstanding that he holds canonries and prebends of Exeter and Westbury, in the diocese of Worcester, and the parish church of Bissopeston, in the diocese of Salisbury, and has a suit in the papal court about the prebend of Allecaningges, in the diocese of Salisbury, and by authority of the pope has the expectation of a canonry and prebend of Wells, on obtaining which he is bound to resign the prebend of Allecaninges and the church of Bissopeston.
Provision is to be made. Villeneuve by Avignon, 6 Id. Aug.
(f. 115d.)
John Petri, D.C.L. archdeacon of Totnes (Totton), in the diocese of Exeter, one of the king's councillors. On behalf of his kinsman, John Attewatere, of Cumbemartin, of the diocese of Exeter for provision to him of a canonry and prebend of Howden, in the diocese of York. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 6 Id. Aug.
(f. 118d.)
Henry de Lancastria, earl of Derby. On behalf of Stephen de Ravenser, B.C.L. of the diocese of York, for provision to him of a canonry and prebend of Lincoln.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 5 Id. Aug.
(f. 118d.)
Richard de Wynkele, doctor of theology, the king's confessor. On behalf of his kinsman, Master John de Wynkeleye, for provision to him of a canonry and prebend of Salisbury, notwithstanding that he holds the perpetual vicarage of Schaldeborne, in the same diocese.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 6 Id. Aug.
(f. 120.)
Thomas, bishop of Lincoln. On behalf of Gilbert de Walton, D.C.L. priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, his clerk and a member of his household, now at the papal court, for the reservation of a canonry and prebend, or other dignity of Lincoln, notwithstanding that he holds the parish church of Wystowe, in the diocese of Lincoln, which, on obtaining the said dignity, he is prepared to resign.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 3 Id. Aug.
(f. 121.)
William, archbishop of York. For power to dispense with ten persons of illegitimate birth in his province, so that they may hold one benefice apiece with cure of souls.
Villeneuve by Avignon, 4 Id. Aug.
The same. On behalf of Master Richard de Wymundewold, D.C.L. and bachelor of canon law, his chaplain, and a member of his household, for the reservation of a canonry and prebend of Lincoln.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 121.)
The same. On behalf of John de Chatneles, his chaplain, for a canonry of Lichfield, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he holds the church of Swepston, value 30 silver marks, in the diocese of Lincoln. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 121.)
The same. On behalf of Master Edmund de Haukesgarth, B.C.L. his clerk, for a canonry, with expectation of a prebend of Howden, notwithstanding that he holds the parish church of Slingesby, value 10 silver marks. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 121.)
The same. On behalf of his nephew, Thomas de Helwell, son of Sir Robert de Helwell, knight, of the diocese of Lincoln, for a benefice in the church of Southwell. Dated as above.
(f. 121.)
The same. On behalf of Master Robert de Threske, of the diocese of York, skilled in civil and canon law, and proctor in the archbishop's suit about his election lately before the papal court, for a canonry, with expectation of a prebend of Salisbury, notwithstanding that he holds the parish church of Eastry, in the diocese of Canterbury. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 121.)
The same. On behalf of Thomas Johannis de Bridekirke, his clerk, and a member of his household, for a canonry, with expectation of a prebend of Haukelande, in the diocese of Durham, notwithstanding that he has a suit in the papal court about the parish church of Stanhope, value 40s. and has got two definitive sentences.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 121.)
The same. On behalf of Roger de Strandeby, his clerk, for a canonry and prebend of the collegiate church of St. Carentoce, in the diocese of Exeter, void in curia by the consecration of the said archbishop. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 127d.)
Roger de Moclowe, D.C.L. of the diocese of Lichfield. For a canonry and prebend of Lichfield, notwithstanding that he has been presented to the parish church of Stokport, in the said diocese, about which he is litigating in the Roman court.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 17 Kal. Sept.
(f. 141.)
William Blak, of the diocese of Meath. For a canonry, with reservation of a prebend of St. Patrick's, Dublin, notwithstanding that he has obtained a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Meath.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 13 Kal. Sept.
(f. 141.)
William de Hynkelegh, of the diocese of Lichfield. For the church of Northwortham, in the said diocese, void by the resignation of Master Roger de Moclowe, made to Gaucelin, bishop of Albano, and received by special mandate of pope Benedict. The fruits of the said church do not exceed 11 marks. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 143.)
Raymund, cardinal of New St. Mary's. For the reservation of the canonry and prebend of Lincoln, void by the death of Peter de Campoveteri, to the cardinal's nephew, William Raymundi Mota, of the diocese of Bazas. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 11 Kal. Sept.
(f. 146.)
Bindus de Bandinellis, of Florence, rector of Sulkeleye, in the diocese of Worcester, chaplain of cardinal Colonna. For a canonry and prebend of Fiesole. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, Id., Aug.
(f. 157d.)
John de Grandisson, bishop of Exeter. On behalf of Master Hugh de Setone, B.C.L. who has served him for many years. For a canonry and prebend of Exeter, notwithstanding that he holds the church of Northulle, in the said diocese.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 10 Kal. Sept.
(f. 158.)
Roger de Moclowe, D.C.L. of the diocese of Lichfield. For reservation of a canonry and prebend of Lichfield, notwithstanding that he has been presented to the parish church of Stokport, value not exceeding 28 marks, about which he is now litigating.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 3 Non. Sept.
(f. 159.)
John Radulphi, of the household of John, archbishop of Canterbury. For a benefice value 20 silver marks, in the gift of the abbess and convent of Shaftesbury, notwithstanding that he holds the prebend of Hulle Deverell, in the collegiate church of Heghtredebury, in the diocese of Salisbury, value not exceeding 10 marks.
Granted to the value of 30 marks with cure of souls, 20 without. Villeneuve by Avignon, 4 Id. Aug.
(f. 162.)
William de Monteacuto, earl of Salisbury. On behalf of Master Thomas de Dunclente, B.C.L. of the diocese of Worcester, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Worcester.
Granted to the value of 35 marks with cure of souls, 25 without. Villeneuve by Avignon, 11 Kal. Sept.
(f. 162d.)
John de Abendonia, master of theology. For a dignity or office in the church of Salisbury, notwithstanding that he holds a slender prebend in the said church, value not exceeding 100s. and is litigating for two years in the Roman court about a fatter one with a powerful person of his neighbourhood, and if he gets it he will be bound to resign the slender prebend. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 14 Kal. Sept.
(f. 185.)
Philippa, queen of England and lady of Ireland. On behalf of her clerk, Roger Manerii, of Stanford, in the diocese of Lincoln, whom she had sent to the papal court in the hope of obtaining what he wanted, he having been presented by its true patrons and inducted to the parish church of Uffington, and ordained to that title, in ignorance that the said rectory was void by the resignation of Nicholas Ros made to the bishop of Palestrina and accepted by the pope, in whose gift it has remained void for six years; its value not exceeding 40l.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon
, 6 Id. Sept.
(f. 197.)
William de Fledburgh, a poor priest of the diocese of York. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and Augustinian convent of Bourne (Runna), in the diocese of Lincoln.
Granted to the value of 35 marks with cure of souls, 25 without.
Villeneuve by Avignon
, 3 Id. Sept.
(f. 203d.)
Simon Bertram of Hynkeley, a poor priest of the diocese of Lincoln For provision to a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary de Pratis, Leicester.
Granted to the amount of 35 marks with cure of souls, 25 without. Villeneuve by Avignon, Id. Sept.
(f. 210.)
Robert Petri Huny, of Stalham, of the diocese of Norwich, neither married nor ordained. For the office of notary public.
To be granted, if he be found sufficiently learned by the vice-chancellor. Avignon, 18 Kal. Oct.
(f. 212d.)
Roger de Moclowe, clerk, of the diocese of Lichfield, D.C.L. For a canonry and prebend in the said church; notwithstanding that having been presented to the parish church of Stokport, value not exceeding 28 marks, he is now litigating for it. Granted for a dignity, parsonage, or office, notwithstanding his obtaining a canonry with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, Id. Sept.
(f. 235.)
Matilda, late the wife of Master John de Brimham, physician, of the diocese of York. For the corrody of a sister in the house or hospital founded by the alms of the prioress and Augustinian convent of St. Mary the Virgin, Bridelyngton.
Granted, gratis. Avignon, Kal. Oct. Vacated because elsewhere.
(f. 236.)
Henry, earl of Lancaster. On behalf of his clerk Baldwin de Mohun, for a canonry of Salisbury or Wells, with reservation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he holds the parish church of Whicheford, in the diocese of Worcester, value not exceeding 10l.
Granted. Avignon
, 6 Non. Oct.
The same. On behalf of John de Brailes, priest, of the diocese of Worcester, sent to the Roman court on business of the said earl, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Worcester.
Granted to the value of 40 marks with cure of souls, 25 without, dated as above.
(f. 240d.)
Beltramus Mathei, a Florentine clerk, for the canonry and prebend of Lanchester, in the diocese of Durham, void by the resignation of Frederick de Bardis, of Florence, papal chaplain.
Granted. Avignon, Non. Oct.
(f. 248.)
William de Skelton, of the diocese of Carlisle, doctor of theology and M.A. who had laboured, by the pope's order, in the business of examination and provision of poor clerks of England. For a canonry and prebend of Wells, or reservation of a prebend and dignity or office; notwithstanding that he holds the parish church of Bisschopesbourn, in the diocese of Canterbury, value not exceeding 50 marks, and a, canonry and prebend of Lichfield, value not exceeding 10s.
Chanted. Avignon, 2 Non. Oct.
(Ibid.)
Edmund de Lek, son of the late Nicholas de Lek, knight, of the diocese of Lincoln, B.A. and scholar in canon law. For a canonry of Lincoln, with reservation of a prebend; notwithstanding that he holds the parish church of Boslingthorpe, value not exceeding 16 marks. Granted. Avignon, 2 Non. Oct.
(f. 248d.)
Anthony, bishop of Norwich. For faculty to create three notaries public. Granted for two. Avignon, 2 Non. Oct.
(f. 252d.)
William Clavile, of the diocese of Salisbury. For the canonry and prebend of Crediton, in the diocese of Exeter, in the pope's gift, void by reason that Sir Ubertinus de Zannetis, of Piacenza, has obtained from the pope the parish church of Eglesclive, in the diocese of Durham; the prebend being of the value of not more than 6 marks.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Id. Oct.
(f. 254d.)
Edmund d'Arundell, brother of the earl of Arundel and kinsman of the king. For reservation of a canonry and prebend of Salisbury; notwithstanding that he holds a prebend of York and the wardenship of the hospital of Portsmouth. Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Oct.
(f. 257.)
Bernard de Sistre, nuncio in England. On behalf of Robert de Redyng, his clerk and a member of his household, who has served him during ten years, for the church of Wepstede, in the diocese of Norwich, void by the promotion of Master John de Hwitcherche, to the archdeaconry of Berkshire by pope John XXII. value not exceeding 22 marks; notwithstanding that the said Robert holds a canonry of Bosham, in the diocese of Chichester, by authority of Benedict XII. with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Oct.
(Ibid.)
The same. On behalf of John Bonaura, clerk, of the diocese of Nimes, who has served six years in the papal camera, for a canonry of Chichester, with reservation of a prebend.
Granted. Dated as above.
(Ibid.)
The same. On behalf of John Tarsin, clerk, of the diocese of Arras, who has served the pope for eight years, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Winchester, value 40 marks, notwithstanding that he expects, by authority of Benedict XII. a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Maroeuil, in the diocese of Arras.
Granted to the amount of 35 marks with cure of souls, 25 without. Dated as above.
(f. 264.)
William de Norwico, dean of Lincoln. On behalf of members of his household during his nunciature; and first on behalf of his kinsman Benedict de Hotham, clerk, for provision to the church of Uffington, in the diocese of Lincoln, value not exceeding 40l., void by the renunciation of Master Nicholas de Ros, and then by the death of Thomas de Gletton, who died at Rome.
Granted. Avignon, 17 Kal. Nov.
(f. 266d.)
The same. On behalf of all the members of his household, who worked with him in his nunciature, and, being absent, obtained no preferment, namely:—
For William Clavile, of the diocese of Salisbury. Provision to a benefice in the gift of the archbishop of Canterbury.
Granted to the value of 35 marks with cure of souls, 25 without. Avignon, 2 Id. Oct.
For John Attelawe, otherwise called ‘Priour,’ of Great Cressingham, in the diocese of Norwich. Provision to a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Norwich. Granted as above. Dated as above.
For William de la Pouere, of Charleton, in the diocese of Lincoln. Provision to a canonry and prebend of Ripon.
Granted. Dated as above.
For John de Grossomonte, of the diocese of Laon. A benefice in the gift of the bishop of St. Davids.
Granted as above. Avignon, 2 Id. Oct.
For Simon called ‘le Ridere,’ of the diocese of Lichfield. Provision to a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Leicester.
Granted as above. Dated as above.
For Thomas de Schipton, of the diocese of Lincoln. Provision to a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Ramseye.
Granted as above. Dated as above.
For Hugh called ‘le Spicer,’ of Shrewsbury, of the diocese of Lichfield. A benefice in the gift of the bishop of Lichfield.
Granted as above. Dated as above.
For John called ‘Holbeche,’ of Hotham, of the diocese of Norwich. A benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Benedict de Hulme. Granted as above. Dated as above. For John Beneyt, of Bedefeld, notary, of the diocese of Norwich. A benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Edmunds, value not exceeding 50 marks.
Granted to the value of 40 marks with cure of souls, 30 without. Dated as above.
For John de Redinge, priest, of the diocese of Norwich, a member of his household. A benefice in the gift of the bishop of Ely, notwithstanding that he holds the parish church of Aldebegh, in the said diocese, value not exceeding 17 marks.
Granted as above. Dated as above.
For Master Thomas de Paston, of the diocese of Norwich, B.C.L. A benefice in the gift of the bishop of Worcester, notwithstanding that he held the parish church of Swanton Abbots, of which he was and is despoiled. Granted as above. Dated as above.
For Alan de Setrington, rector of St. Crux, York value not exceeding 100s. A benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough, value not exceeding 40l.
Granted the value of 40 marks with cure of souls, 30 without. Dated as above. (Marginal note. Corrected by the pope.)
For Master John de Ambresbury, of the diocese of Salisbury, skilled in civil and canon law. A canonry and prebend of London.
Granted. Dated as above.
For Thomas called ‘de Winchestre,’ of Mendlisham, of the diocese of Norwich, his nephew, student in civil law at Bologna. The precentorship of Hereford, void by the death of Richard de Haveringe, papal chaplain, notwithstanding that he holds a canonry and prebend of All Saints, Derby, value not exceeding 40 marks. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 24.) (fn. 1)
The king. Signification that on a former petition of his being presented, asking the pope to provide Gerald de Podio, licentiate in laws, with the office of sacristan, and a canonry and prebend of Bordeaux, void by the resignations of Bernard de Fargis and Peter Geraldi, the pope granted Bernard's office of sacristan; but this had no effect, as the office can be given only to a canon of the church, and Gerald has a canonry and provostship with expectation of a prebend in the church of St. Severin, Bordeaux, of which no mention was made in the petition; the king therefore prays that, as Gerald is ready to resign the canonry, provostship, and expectation of a prebend in St. Severin when he gets the office of sacristan and the prebend of Bordeaux, the pope will make provision to him of the canonry, prebend, and office of sacristan of Bordeaux.
Granted. Avignon, Kal. June.
Ibid.
Benedict XII. having at the petition of the king granted to Sir William de Blankeneye, the king's clerk, a canonry and prebend of Lincoln; and also on the petition of Sir Reginald de Cobham, knight, the king's envoy, made a, like grant to Sir Adamand Fithling, priest, in the church of London; the said William and Adamand went to Rome, and, on being examined and found sufficient, obtained papal letters, written and engrossed; but, by the death of Benedict XII. the affixing of the bulla to the said letters in the chancery was hindered; pope Clement is therefore prayed to renew these grants, and have them expedited. Granted. Avignon, 4 Non. June.
Ibid.
Richard de Thormerton, canon of Exeter, skilled in civil and canon law, the king's proctor. For a canonry and prebend of Wells; notwithstanding that he holds canonries aud prebends of Exeter and Westbury, in the diocese of Worcester, and the church of Bissopeston, in the diocese of Salisbury, and has a suit about the prebend of Allcaninges, in the same diocese, which, together with the parish church, he is prepared to give up on getting what he asks.
Granted. Avignon, Kal. June.
The same. On behalf of his nephew, Richard son of Ralph de Thormerton, sub-deacon, of the diocese of Worcester, in his twenty-fourth year, for the church of Stalham, in the diocese of Norwich, value not exceeding 20l. 10s. void by the pope's promotion of Sir Thomas Fastolf to the archdeaconry of Norwich, or to a canonry and prebend of St. John, Beverley. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Master John, of the diocese of Worcester, skilled in the law, and a member of his household, for the office of notary public.
Granted, if on examination by the vice-chancellor he is found sufficient. Dated as above.
(f. 31d.)
Motu proprio the pope makes provision to T. cardinal of St. Peter's ad Vincula, of a canonry of York, with expectation of a prebend, reserving to him the deanery, as soon as it shall be void by the consecration of William, archbishop elect. Avignon, 2 Kal July.
Ibid.
Indult to William, archbishop elect, to retain the prebend of Laughton in Morthugg, in York, for six months after his consecration.
Dated as above.
Ibid.
Motu proprio
the pope reserves the said prebend to the aforesaid cardinal on its voidance six months after the consecration of William.
Dated as above.
(f. 33.)
John de Grandissono, bishop of Exeter. Signification tha the formerly bought, with his own money, the manor of Ottery St. Mary, with the advowson of the church, which he erected into a collegiate church and endowed, putting there, as diocesan, a certain number of canons and ministers, with the written consent of his chapter; he therefore prays the pope to confirm the said purchase, erection, and appointment, supplying any defect there may be therein.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Kal. July.
The same. Also that William de Donne, his clerk and notary, having been dispensed by the pope on account of illegitimacy so as to be ordained, and hold a benefice with cure of souls, afterwards obtained a prebend or perpetual portion in the church of St. Endellion, in his diocese, value not exceeding 4l. 2s.; the bishop therefore prays the pope to further dispense the said William, so that he may hold the benefices he has, resign them, and receive others.
Granted, so that he hold one other benefice with cure of souls, and exchange only once. Dated as above.
(f. 33d.)
Anibaldus, bishop of Tusculum, archdeacon of Buckingham, and Adam de Carleton, archdeacon of Cornwall. That the pope will appoint one of the cardinals to receive their resignations, and give the archdeaconry of Cornwall to Anibaldus, and that of Buckingham to Adam.
Granted, to be done by the cardinal bishop of Porto. Avignon, 2 Kal. July.
(f. 34d.)
Hugh Pelegrini, of the diocese of Cahors, B.A. scholar in civil law for four years at Oxford, and rector of Boxwelle, in the diocese of Canterbury. Although he was dispensed by the ordinary while in the schools, and, if ordained sub-deacon within a year, from being obliged to take higher orders for seven years, he was not ordained sub-deacon, and continues to hold the said church. He now prays that he may be allowed to hold it, and to retain fruits received, notwithstanding that he holds a prebendal portion in the collegiate church of Lanchester, in the diocese of Durham, and a canonry with expectation of a prebend in the collegiate church of Vican,'in the diocese of Cahors, by authority of Benedict XII.
The pope collates anew and remits the fruits; but Hugh mud be ordained within a year. Avignon, 2 Kal. July.
(f. 35.)
Anibaldus, bishop of Tusculum. On behalf of his kinsman, Francis de Ursinis, nephew of the late cardinal James Gaitani, for the canonry and prebend of Amiens void by the resignation of John son of Paul de Corrate; notwithstanding that he has the treasurership of York, which the king of England gave to another, and a canonry with expectation of a prebend in the same church, which he is ready to resign, and canonries and prebends of Lincoln and Tournay.
Granted, if not given by the pope to another. Avignon, 2 Kal. July.
(f. 7. (fn. 2) )
Motu proprio the pope makes provision to John, bishop of Porto, of a canonry of York, with reservation of a prebend.
Granted. Avignon, 10 Kal. June.
(f. 276.)
Joan de Valesio, sister of the Cistercian monastery of Fontanelle, in the diocese of Cambray. On behalf of Edward called ‘Romanus,’ for a canonry and prebend of Lincoln.
Granted. Avignon, 15 Kal. Nov.

Footnotes

1 A fresh pagination.
2 A fresh pagination.


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