Volume III
2 Clement VI

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'Volume III: 2 Clement VI', Petitions to the Pope: 1342-1419 (1896), pp. 18-39. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92353 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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2 Clement VI

1344.(f. 151d.)
John de Mowbray, knight and baron, patron of the Cistercian monastery of Byland, which has suffered from the hostile and horrible incursions of the Scots, being denuded of its church ornaments and loaded with debts. That the pope will unite to it the parish church of Rillington, near Malton, which has two rectors, value not exceeding 32 marks, in the patronage of the abbot and convent, 10 marks being reserved for a perpetual vicar. Granted. Avignon, 10 Kal. Feb.
1343.(f. 154.)
Queen Isabella, on behalf of her clerk, John Blanqueti, for a canonry and prebend of St. Omer.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 4 Id. March, An. 1.
(f. 156d.)
Michael de Northburgh, D.C.L. and M.A. For a canonry and prebend of Chichester, notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of Lichfield and Hereford, and a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend, and the principal prebend, otherwise called the deanery, of Pontefract. Granted. Pont de Sorgue, Avignon, 3 Kal. May, An. 1.
Ibid.
John Faukes, envoy of king Edward. On behalf of his kinsman Simon, of London, B.A. son of Robert de Stratforde. For provision to a canonry of London, with reservation of a prebend.
Granted. Pont de Sorgue, Avignon, Kal. May, An 1.
(f. 243d.)
John, earl of Warrenne (comes Warrennie). On behalf of his clerk, Walter de Lyndregg, doctor of medicine. For a canonry of St. Paul's, with reservation of a prebend; notwithstanding that he holds the archdeaconry of Lewes, which brings in not more than 50 marks of procurations, and a prebend in the chapel of Hastings, value 6½ marks.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 5 Kal. Oct.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Thomas de Lewes, dispensed on account of illegitimacy, and incumbent of a moiety of the church of Walpole for the portion of Lewes, in the diocese of Norwich, value 64 marks, for a further dispensation to hold a cathedral benefice, and a prebend of Chichester about to be void. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk William, son of Roger Saleman, his steward, of the diocese of Canterbury, student of civil law in the university of Oxford, for a canonry of Lincoln, with reservation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John, son of William Pippard, for a canonry of Exeter, with reservation of a prebend; notwithstanding that he has the parish church of Aspeden, in the diocese of Lincoln, value not exceeding 8l. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 244.)
John, archbishop of Cashel. That his confessor may give him plenary absolution at the hour of death.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 2 Kal. Oct.
Ibid.
The same, on behalf of Master Thomas O'Cormakan, skilled in the law, of Ireland, where there is a scarcity of able persons, he being already dispensed by John XXII. as the son of a deacon, so as to be ordained, for a further dispensation to enable him to hold any dignities.
Granted for two. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Master Nicholas Ograda, skilled in the law, of Ireland, where there is a scarcity of able persons, he being already dispensed by Benedict XII. as the son of a sub-deacon, so as to be ordained, for a further dispensation to enable him to hold any dignities, in consideration of his progress and diligence in the university of Oxford. Granted as above. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Hugh O'Kelly, clerk, of the diocese of Armagh, for a canonry of St. Patrick's, Dublin, with reservation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
The same. For licence to create six notaries public, there being hardly any in Ireland. Granted for two. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Cormach Macarthyg, prince of the Irish of the Desmond territory (Hibernicorum terre Dessymonie), that his confessor may give him plenary remission at the hour of death.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. As there is in Ireland a great lack of parsons, for licence to dispense with twenty-four of that country of illegitimate birth, so that they may be ordained; they being unable, on account of wars and capital enmities, to make personal application to the pope for such dispensation. Granted for twelve. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Robert Hereward, archdeacon of Taunton, ambassador of the king. On behalf of his clerks, John Atewille and Simon Withiel, of the diocese of Exeter, and Hugh de Horton, of the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, for the office of notary public.
Granted, if they are found sufficient. Villeneuve by Avignon, 6 Non. Oct.
Ibid.
William de Rothinge. For himself and Sirs Thomas de Herford, Robert de Swynford, knights, of the diocese of Norwich, and lady Mabel de Herford, mother of the said Thomas, Margaret de Swynford, wife of the said Sir Robert, John de Luton, Thomas de Weylond, Ralph Copsy, and Thomas de Swynford, esquires of the said knights, that their confessors may give them plenary remission at the hour of death.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 6 Non. Oct.
(f. 249d.)
Robert de Swynford, knight. On behalf of John de Wyly M.A. B.C.L. already dispensed on account of illegitimacy, and having, since obtained a benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Wilton, for a further dispensation to hold a plurality of benefices.
Granted for one benefice with cure of souls and one without. Villeneuve by Avignon, 2 Non. Oct.
(f. 252d.)
Ralph, baron of Stafford, the king's steward. His brother Humphrey Hastanges held and holds the archdeaconry of Coventry and a canonry of Lichfield by royal donation after the death of John, cardinal Gaetani, and the prebend of Longedon, in the said church by exchange with John Geraudi, who held it by royal donation, on the death of cardinal Luke de Flisco; but since Humphrey makes a point of conscience about the retention of the archdeaconry and prebend, though many think that royal donations are lawful, the said baron and steward prays the pope to make provision to his brother Humphrey of the said canonry, archdeaconry, and prebend, and to remit fruits already received; notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of Lincoln, and in the collegiate churches of Stafford and Penkenth, in the diocese of Lichfield.
Provision is made to him de novo. Villevneuve by Avignon. 2 Non. Oct.
(f. 253d.)
Conrad Arbergerii, knight, and creatura of the earl of Derby. For a plenary indulgence. Granted. Avignon, 13 Kal. Nov.
(f. 255d.)
The chapter of Salisbury. John XXII. gave to Master John Pictoris, at the instance of the chapter, the canonry and prebend of Stratforde, void by the death of Nicholas de Lodelowe, but as in the letters of gift, by a mistake of the writer, it was said that the fruits of the prebend were taxed at 5 marks instead of 5l. they pray the pope to order the correction to be made; notwithstanding that John has the parish church of St. Thomas, Salisbury.
Granted. Avignon, 15 Nov. [sic.]
(f. 256.)
Andrew de Offord, D.C.L. the king's ambassador. The pope having granted to him a faculty to create two notaries public, and those nominated are in England, he prays that the faculty may be granted to the bishop of London. Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Oct.
(f. 258d.)
The same. Although on 8 Id. Aug. provision was made to him of the prebend of Salisbury, void by the death of G. de Tileto, papal chaplain, it has not taken effect; wherefore he prays the pope to cancel the petition and order it to be cancelled in the register; and out of regard to the king to make provision to him of a canonry of London, with expectation of a prebend; notwithstanding that he has the parish church of Overe, in the diocese of Ely, and papal provision was made to him of a canonry with expectation of a prebend of York, and the prebend of Rammisbury in the church of Salisbury, void by the promotion of Simon, now bishop of Ely to be bishop of Worcester, and a canonry and prebend called the portion of St. Laurence, in the regular church of the nuns of Romeseye, with the chapel of Innere, in the diocese of Salisbury, adjacent to the said prebend, void by the death of Peter de Galliciano, papal chaplain. Granted. Avignon, 17 Kal. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. That his confessor may give him plenary absolution at the hour of death.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
John de Batesford, donsel to Andrew de Offord. That the petition granted to him for a benefice with cure of souls value 30 marks with cure of souls, or 20 without, in the gift of the bishop of Ely, in which John's surname was not expressed, may be corrected, and the value extended to 60 marks with cure, under date of the said petition attached.
Granted, to the amount of 40 marks… Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That the said John shall not be examined at the papal court, but by Raymond Pelegrini, papal nuncio in England.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 260d.)
Robert Hereward, archdeacon of Tanton, the king's ambassador. On behalf of his nephew Master James de Moulton, M.A., B.C.L. for the canonry and prebend of Howden void by the death, at the Roman court, of Master John de Caldeu; notwithstanding that he has the parish church of Craucombe, in the diocese of Bath, value not exceeding 16 marks. Granted. Avignon, 15 Kal. Nov.
f. 262.)
John Grey, knight, the king's kinsman and ambassador. On behalf of Roger de Grey his father, Reginald his brother, and himself, that their coufessors may absolve them from all their sins at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, 16 Kal. Nov.
The same. On behalf of John Croiser, of the diocese of Lincoln, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Rammeseye, value not exceeding 60 marks.
Granted to the value of 40 marks with cure of souls, 25 without. Dated as above.
The same. On behalf of John Wade, of the diocese of Lincoln, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough, taxed at 40l. notwithstanding that he has a canonry and the prebend of Wortlingge, in the church of Hastings, and a canonry of London, with expectation of a prebend. Granted as above. Dated as above.
The same. On behalf of Henry Pinkeneye, of the diocese of Lincoln, for a benefice value 50 marks in the gift of the prior of Spaldyng. Granted as above. Dated as above.
The same. On behalf of John de Wodeford, of the diocese of Lincoln, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Thorneye, value 50l. Granted as above. Dated as above.
The same. On behalf of Henry de Mora, of the diocese of Llandaff, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Hyde, value 60 marks.
Granted as above. His examination is to be made by the papal nuncio in England. Dated as above.
(f. 262d.)
John called ‘Chidiok,’ knight, of the diocese of Salisbury. For a plenary remission to himself and his wife.
Granted. Avignon, 15 Kal. Nov.
(f. 264.)
Hugh de Prestecote, of the diocese of Lincoln. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Lewes.
Granted to the value of 30 marks with cure of souls, 20 without Avignon, 16 Kal. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. For the office of notary public.
To be granted, if he is found sufficient, by the vice-chancellor. Dated as above.
(f. 267.)
Thomas de Bradeston, baron, of the diocese of Worcester. For a plenary remission for himself and Isabella his wife.
Granted. Avignon, 15 Kal. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. For a portable altar for himself and his wife.
Granted. Dated as above.
The same. On behalf of his kinsman Nicholas de Maunham, of the diocese of Salisbury, for a canonry and prebend of Wells, notwithstanding that he has the parish church of Hyworthe, in the diocese of Salisbury. Granted. Dated as above.
And that his examination as to learning be committed to Raymond Pelegrini, papal nuncio. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Thomas de Bradestan the king's knight. On behalf of Master Thomas de Bredon, for a benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Shaftesbury, value 50l. with cure of souls, 40l. without.
Granted to the value of 40 marks with cure of souls, 30 without. Avignon, 13 Kal. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John de Welbourn, for a canonry and prebend of Lichfield. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
William de Kerdeston, baron, and Bartholomew Bateman, knights, of the diocese of Norwich, for plenary absolution to them and their wives, Margery and Petronilla, at the hour of death.
Granted. Avignon, 13 Kal. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of their nephew John de Luttilton, of the diocese of Worcester, a student at Bologna, for a benefice without cure of souls, in the gift of the bishop and prior of Durham.
Granted to the value of 30 marks with cure of souls, 20 without. Dated as above.
(f. 269d.)
Elizabeth de Burgo lady de Clara, kinswoman of the queen. That she may choose a confessor, who shall transmute the vow she made in her husband's lifetime to visit the Holy Land and Santiago di Compostella, which, being forty, she cannot hope to fulfil, to some other works of piety, and to absolve her.
Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. Nov.
Ibid.
Henry de Schelton, rector of a moiety of Broin. That his confessor may give him plenary remission at the hour of death.
Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. Nov.
(f. 1d. (fn. 2) )
John de Keleby and Adam de Tytton, Augustinian friars, present at the Roman court. That their confessors may give them plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. Nov.
Ibid.
William de Norwico, dean of Lincoln. On behalf of his kinsman, Bartholomew Bateman, and William de Kerdeston, baron, his nephew, knights, of the diocese of Norwich, and Petronilla and Margaret their wives, for plenary absolution at the hour of death.
Granted. 11 Kal. Nov.
(f. 2.)
John, archbishop of Cashel. On behalf of Master Maurice Ograda, skilled in the law, already dispensed as the son of a sub-deacon, for a further dispensation to enable him to obtain any benefices whatsoever.
Granted for two. Avignon, 11 Kal. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Master Nicholas Ograda, of the diocese of Killaloe, already dispensed as the son of a sub-deacon, for a canonry and prebend of Cork; notwithstanding that he has a canonry of Killaloe and the rectory of Ocormath, in that diocese, value together not exceeding 40s. Also that it may pass without his being examined, as he is able, and absent, according to the testimony of the archbishop.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Master David Odonir, of the diocese of Cashel, skilled in the law, for a canonry and prebend of Killaloe; notwithstanding that he has canonries of Cashel and Cloyne, with expectation of prebends, and the rectory of Gealathachil and the vicarage of Clicchur, in the diocese of Cashel, value together not exceeding 6 marks. Praying also that it may pass without his being examined, &c. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 2d.)
Robert, bishop of Salisbury, who has received from the pope licence to admit as canons six of his unbeneficed clerks, and to provide them with prebends. For licence to admit them even if any of them has two or more benefices in the said church.
Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. Since a canonry and prebend were provided to Thomas Welwyk, precentor of Salisbury, who died before the provision took effect, the bishop and chapter pray that provision of the same be made to Richard de Niterhavene, the bishop's commissary general.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 3.)
Hugh de Dispensariis, baron, avid the king's kinsman. On behalf of his clerk, John de Coventria, perpetual portionary in the church of Wroxcestre, his constable in Wales, for a canonry and prebend of Llandaff. Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk and treasurer, William de Osberston, rector of Staneford, in the diocese of Salisbury, for a provision to him of a canonry and prebend of St. Davids; notwithstanding that he expects a prebend of Werwille, in the diocese of Winchester. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk and secretary, John de Hampslape, rector of Long Staunton, in the diocese of Ely, for a canonry and prebend of St. Asaph. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk and proctor at the Roman court, Master Walter de Beggeworth, of the diocese of Hereford, B.C.L. for provision to him of a canonry and prebend of Wells; notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Pershore. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
John de Alveton and Nicola his wife, of the diocese of Lincoln For a general indulgence.
Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. Nov.
Isabella Terry, of the diocese of Canterbury. For the same.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 3d.)
Robert de Siglestorn, called ‘de Beverlaco,’ B.C.L. licensed to incept in that faculty, the king's envoy to the pope. For a benefice in the gift of the provost of St. John's, Beverley, value 40 marks.
Granted to the value of 40 marks with cure of souls, 25 without. Avignon, 11 Kal. Nov.
The same. For the office of notary public.
Granted, if he be found sufficient by the vice-chancellor. Dated as above.
(f. 4.)
William de Clyntonia, earl of Huntingdon. On behalf of his clerk, Master Laurence de Northburgh, of the diocese of Lincoln, licentiate in civil law, dispensed by John XXII. for illegitimacy, for a further dispensation to enable him to obtain and exchange benefices.
Granted for three. Avignon, 11 Kal. Nov.
The same. On behalf of the said clerk, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough, value 40l. with cure of souls, 30l. without. Granted in marks. Dated as above.
(f. 4d.)
John de Reppes, Carmelite, prior of London. Signification that he has held the office of prior in many convents, is confessor of the earl of Derby, and other earls, barons, and. ladies in divers dioceses, that divers prelates bring to him their cases, and license him to hear confessions, because he is not in their dioceses; wherefore he prays for faculties like those of bishops to hear confessions and enjoin penances throughout the realm.
Granted for perpetuity and for exempts and non-exempts. Avignon, 10 Kal. Nov.
The same. To make him papal chaplain, at the request of queen Isabella and the carl of Derby, who have sent him to the pope.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 6d.)
Richard, bishop of Durham. Signification that in his diocese is a fat (pinguis) parish church called Hoghton, which, when void, has been collated by bishops of Durham, at the instance of kings and queens of England, to courtiers, insufficient and light persons who turn the income to lascivious and profane uses, and since, when it becomes void, the said Richard will have to do the same, he desires that the income shall be spent on the increase of divine worship and the good of the state in those parts, which need lettered men; that is to say, that a perpetual vicarage be instituted, value 70 marks, with which the vicar is to undertake to support all expenses, and that with the remainder there shall be instituted five prebends, one of which shall be held by one who shall be called rector or prebendary, and to whom the present rector's manse shall be assigned, and who, out of his prebend, shall pay yearly 100s. apiece to four perpetual chaplains, who shall pray for the pope and the said Richard, and for the souls of all faithful departed; and the four other prebends, each of the value of 25 marks shall be assigned to four clerks and scholars who shall study, two of them theology, and two canon and civil law, until each in his faculty gets a doctor's degree; the bishop therefore prays the pope to grant faculties to himself, the prior, and the archdeacon of Durham to carry out the above scheme.
Granted. It can be done by the said bishop, prior, and archdeacon, or by the bishop and one of the others; the expediency of the plan to be laid on their consciences. Avignon, 9 Kal. Nov.
(f. 7.)
Richard, bishop of Durham. On behalf of his chaplain, William de Tichill, the bishop's envoy to the pope, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, or chapter of Durham; notwithstanding that he has the parish church of Stanhope, and for a dispensation on account of illegitimacy.
Granted, with dispensation, to the value of 40 marks with cure of souls, 30 without. Avignon, 9 Kal. Nov.
Ibid.
John la Porta de Ussaco, of the diocese of Limoges, ancient bachelor in canon law, chaplain of G. cardinal of St. Sabina's and prior of Montacute, in the diocese of Bath and Wells, immediately subject to the abbot of Cluny, who has laboured and spent much in the service of the said cardinal. For a priory or deanery with or without cure, in the gift of the said abbot, and others of the Cluniac order.
Granted, if it be conventual. Avignon, 9 Kal. Nov.
The same. On behalf of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, and Katherine, his wife. That their confessors may give them a plenary indulgence at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For the like indulgence for himself and his parents, P. la Porta and Dalfina. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 8.)
Henry de Schelton, rector of a moiety of Broin, in the diocese of Norwich, kinsman of the earl of Suffolk. For faculty to choose his confessor (as above). Granted. Avignon, 3 Kal. Nov.
(f. 9)
Robert, bishop of Salisbury. Laurence de Sancto Brioco, of the monastery of St. Stephen's, Caen, was formerly presented by the abbot of the said monastery to the ordinary, and instituted to the priory of Frampton, in the diocese of Salisbury, and ruled it praise-worthily, making reforms and repairs, and restoring to it rights and property that had been taken from it during the wars. The bishop therefore prays the pope, considering the above, and also the heavy losses, both in temporals and spirituals, which it and many other priories have suffered by the recall of their alien priors, to confirm the presentation to the said Laurence.
Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. Nov.
(f. 13.)
Henry de Hareudon, doctor of civil and canon law. On behalf of his sister, lady Joan Hyne, of Wendlingburgh, in the diocese of Lincoln, that her confessor may give her plenary absolution at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of William Hyne, his nephew, of the above diocese, for the office of notary public. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 18.)
Isabella, queen of England. On behalf of her clerk, Baldwin de Mohony, or Mochony, for a canonry and prebend of London; notwithstanding that he has the church of Wiccheford, in the diocese of Worcester, value 10l. and that the examination may be committed to the bishop of London.
Granted. Let it be made by the nuncio in England. Avignon, 4 Kal. Nov.
Ibid.
Thomas de Romesey, queen Isabella's clerk, of the diocese of London, for a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Coventre.
Granted to the value of 30 marks with cure of souls, 20 without. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Robert de Stanton, clerk of queen Isabella, for a canonry and prebend of Derby. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Richard Welles, of the diocese of Lincoln, B.C.L. for a benefice in the gift of the prior of Ware, in the diocese of Lincoln.
Granted to the value as above. Executors are the abbots of Westminster, Strafford, and Lesnes. Dated as above.
Queen Isabella. That all religious, whether having property or mendicant, may eat meat in her house.
Granted. The examination of all to be committed to the nuncio in England. Dated as above.
(f. 28d.)
William Croiser, donsel, and a member of the household, of John de Greye, knight, the king's kinsman and ambassador. That their confessor may give plenary remission at the hour of death to himself, Simon his father, Elena his mother, and John Wade.
Granted. Avignon, 8 Id. Nov.
The same. On behalf of his brother Thomas Croyser, of the diocese of London, for a benefice in the gift of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, value 60l.
Granted to the value of
30 marks with cure of souls, 20 without. Dated as above.
(f. 30.)
William de Bown (Bohun), earl of Northampton, constable of England, and Ralph, baron of Stafford. Signification that Ralph proposes to give to the prior provincial and Augustinian friars in England a fitting place in his barony, near the town of Stafford, in the town called Forbrugg, and to build them a church, with other necessary offices; wherefore he prays that the prior and brethren may have licence to accept the said place and buildings.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Nov.
(f. 32.)
Elizabeth de Bohun, countess of Northampton. That religious, whether having property or mendicant, may eat meat in the presence of her lord and herself, and wherever their household may be.
Granted, with licence of the superior of the order. Avignon, 7 Id. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. That her confessor may absolve her from all her sins.
Granted at the hour of death. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That she and her husband, William de Bohun, may have a portable altar. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of her chaplain, Roger de Staunford, for a canonry and prebend of Lichfield; notwithstanding that he has the church of Berkford, in the diocese of Lincoln.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Edmund de Mersowe, of the diocese of Lichfield, for a canonry and prebend of Lincoln.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John Aunger, her chaplain, of the diocese of Hereford, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Worcester, value 50l.
Granted, in the gift of the archbishop of Canterbury, to the value of
30 marks with cure of souls, 20 without. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Roger de Staunford, her chaplain, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Ely, value 50l. notwithstanding that he has the parish church of Berkford, in the diocese of Lincoln, which he is prepared to resign.
Granted, in the gift of the bishop of London, to the value as above. Dated as above.
(f. 33d.)
David, king of Scotland. That Joan his wife, and Matilda and Margaret his sisters, may receive absolution from their confessor at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, 8 Id. Nov.
The same. That Malcolm Fleming his esquire, and Marjory his wife, the king's nurse, may receive the like. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Signification that formerly discords and enmities were stirred up between the progenitors, kinsmen, and friends of William de Moravia, of the diocese of Glasgow, and Muriel, daughter of Duncan Cambell, knight, on which followed homicides and scandals; to put an end to which a treaty has been made that William and Muriel should intermarry; but there is an impediment of affinity, Margaret Foulcart, William's former wife, having been in the fourth degree of kindred to Muriel. The king therefore prays for a dispensation.
To be granted by the diocesan, if the facts are as stated. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Henry de Haroudon, doctor of civil and canon law. That his sister, Joan Hyne, of Wendlingburgh, may receive absolution from her confessor at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, Non. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his nephew, William Hyne, for the office of notary public.
Granted, if he be found sufficient. Dated as above.
(f. 36.)
Richard de Tywe, monk of Reading. That he and Henry de Appelford, monk of the same, may receive absolution from their confessor at the hour of death. Granted. 7 Id. Nov.
Ibid.
Nicholas de Copmanford, monk of Ely, sacristan, who received that office from the ordinary, and can be removed from it any year at the will of the bishop. That the said office may be confirmed to him for life. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 39d.)
Statement concerning John de Cobham, M.A. bearer of the present He, John, son of Ralph de Cobham, knight, of illegitimate birth, obtained a dispensation for the same from B. cardinal of St. Mary's in Aquiro, nuncio in England, and at the age of twenty-one held the church of Elingham, in the diocese of Norwich, which, as a matter of conscience, he afterwards resigned. The pope is therefore to be petitioned by the bishop to grant him a dispensation on account of taking the fruits and accepting and benefice. [This petition has been sent through the bishop, to whom the statement is addressed.] Granted. Avignon, 3 Id. Nov.
(f. 40d.)
Robert Hereward, archdeacon of Taunton, in the diocese of Wells, the king's ambassador. On behalf of his nephew, John de Moulton, knight, that, since his habitations or manors of Pyaho and Gerberdiston, in the dioceses of Exeter and Wells, are distant from their parish churches, the pope would allow divine offices to be celebrated for himself, his wife and children, in the said manors; the rights of the churches being preserved.
Granted, if in presence of the knight and his wife. Avignon, Id. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. For the like grace to his kinsman, Richard de Stapeldon, knight, in his manors of Hywisch, Hexford, Stapeldon, and Roliston, in the diocese of Exeter, and Nonyngton in that of Wells.
Granted as above. Dated as above.
(Ibid.)
The same. For a like grace to his nephew, John de Prodhomme, in his manors of Prodhommehisleke, Woneworde, and Oppetunne, in the diocese of Exeter, and in Lillisdonne in that of Wells.
Granted as above. Dated as above.
(Ibid.)
The same. For absolution, at the hour of death, to himself and the above-named nephews, kinsmen, and their wives.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 42.)
Henry earl of Lancaster, steward of England. On behalf of Baldwin, of the diocese of Lincoln, son of the late John Talbot, knight, for the deanery of Hereford, with reservation of a prebend.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Nov.
(f. 44.)
The abbot and convent of the Premonstratensian monastery of St. Mary's, Langley, in the diocese of Norwich. Signification that their income from the marshes has been much reduced by floods, both of river and sea, as well as by the number of people asking hospitality; they therefore pray that the parish church of Thurton, of their patronage, value not exceeding 12 marks, may be united to the monastery, notwithstanding that of custom the bishop takes the fruits of the first year, they being ready to come to terms with him. And as the church is only a mile distant from the monastery, they pray that it may be served by one of their canons.
To be granted by the diocesan, reserving a fit portion for a perpetual vicar. Avignon, Id. Nov.
(f. 56.)
Philippa, queen of England. Signification that the monastery of Barlings, to which the king, herself, and other chiefs of the realm have a singular devotion, is unable to support its burdens; she therefore prays the pope to unite to it the parish church of St. John Baptist, Steynton by Langwath, of its patronage, value 20l. 13s. 4d.
Granted, a vicar's portion being reserved by the diocesan. Avignon, Id. Nov.
(f. 57d.)
Blanche, wife of baron Thomas le Wake. On behalf of her kinsman, Master Robert de Wakington, Agnes Mauduyt, sister of Robert, and John Mauduit, knight, that their confessor may give them plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, 13 Kal. Dec.
(f. 58.)
Robert de Barton, of the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor in logic, and civil law. For a canonry and prebend of York, in the gift of the archbishop and chapter; notwithstanding that he has the church of Kellyng, in the diocese of Norwich, value not exceeding 20 marks.
Granted in Lichfield. Avignon, 14 Kal. Dec.
(Ibid.)
William de Barton, a poor clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. For a canonry and prebend of Chichester, in the gift of the bishop and chapter; notwithstanding that provision has been made to him by the pope of a benefice in the gift of the Premonstratensian abbot and convent of Beauport, in the diocese of Brieuc, by which he has taken nothing. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 61d.)
John de Thursteyn, B.C.L. of the diocese of Exeter. For the canonry and prebend called ‘Atte Rigge’ in Crediton, void by the consecration of Richard de Bury, bishop of Durham, papal chaplain.
Granted. Avignon, 16 Kal. Dec.
(f. 63d.)
Queen Isabella. On behalf of Robert Paumard for a canonry of Arras.
Granted. And that his examination be committed to the bishop of Norwich. Avignon, 13 Kal. Dec.
(f. 64.)
Robert Hereward, archdeacon of Taunton, the king's ambassador, to the pope. Signification that when Master John de Caldewe, canon and prebendary of Houeden, appealed to the pope against William, archbishop of York, and Robert de Askeby, who opposed his provision of the canonry and prebend, and the cause was committed to Oliver de Zerzeto, auditor of the papal palace, the said John being in possession of the canonry and prebend, died at Rome. Robert therefore prays the pope to give the canonry and prebend of Houeden to his kinsman, James de Moulton, M.A. and B.C.L. notwithstanding that he has the parish church of Craucomb, in the diocese of Bath, value not exceeding 16 marks, and to grant this petition under date of 15 Kal. Nov. under which date another petition in favour of James was granted; no mention being made of the litigation. Granted. Avignon, 13 Kal. Dec.
(f. 65d.)
Stephen Guyntran, monk, of Conques, of the diocese of Rhodez. Signification that he has for twenty-five years, in the monastery of St. Faith's, Horsham, in the diocese of Norwich, subject to the said monastery of Conques, discharged the office of custos in the cloister, and at his personal risk defended the rights of the monastery, and that no benefice can be assigned him by the monks; he therefore prays that provision may be made to him of the priory of Suaweseye, in the diocese of Ely, subject to the abbot of St. Sergius, Angers, void by the death of Oliver Britonis de Faugeriis, within a day's journey from the papal court. Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. Dec.
(f. 68.)
John Toppan, of the diocese of St. Asaph, D.C.L. For a canonry and prebend in that church; notwithstanding that he holds the church of Lan Willyn, value 10l. Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. Dec.
(f. 68d.)
John de Trevaur, of the diocese of St. Asaph, S.T.B. and M.A. now in the papal court. For a canonry and prebend of Bangor, notwithstanding that he expects, by papal grant, a canonry and prebend of St. Asaph. Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. Dec.
(f. 72.)
David, archbishop of Armagh. For conservators for himself and his church. Granted for five years. Avignon, 10 Kal. Dec.
The same. For licence to create four notaries, seeing that in the eleven dioceses of the province scarcely one notary public is to be found. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 74.)
Henry Austyn, deacon, of the diocese of Worcester, and holding a perpetual vicarage in the church of Wells. For a dispensation on account of illegitimacy, that he may be ordained priest, and hold an additional benefice. Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. Dec.
(f. 77.)
Thomas de Romeseye, clerk of queen Isabella. For a canonry and prebend of York. Granted of London. Avignon, 7 Kal. Dec
(Ibid.)
William Rous, of the diocese of London, scholar in canon law. For the office of notary public, although he is in deacon's orders.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 82.)
John Thursteyn, of the diocese of Exeter, B.C.L. For the church of Bisshopsbourne, in the diocese of Canterbury, void by the death of Gerald, cardinal of St. Sabina's; notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Crediton. The reservation of the fruits of the church made by the pope to pay the debts of the said cardinal is to continue. Granted. Avignon, Non. Dec.
(f. 82d.)
John de Wendlingburgh, sub-deacon, of the diocese of Lincoln. Signification that when John XXII. ordered the church of Scaldewell, value 8 marks, void by the resignation of Henry de Harouden, to be given to him, already dispensed as being only twenty years of age, he was in fact only in his nineteenth year. He therefore prays that notwithstanding this the church may be given to him, and that the fruits he has received be remitted. Granted. Avignon, Non. Dec.
(Ibid.)
Robert Hyne, of Wendingburgh, of the diocese of Lincoln, for licence to choose his confessor. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 89.)
Remundus, cardinal of New St. Mary's. On behalf of his chaplain, John Bateman, called ‘de Vienna,’ to whom papal provision has been made of a canonry of Salisbury, with expectation of a prebend, the prebend of Ayforde and Heydone in the said church, value 16l. void by the death of John de Abindon, who died at Marseilles, on leaving the Roman court for recreation, not more than two days' journey distant from it. Granted. Avignon, 19 Kal. Jan.
(f. 90d.) John de la Pole, knight, of the diocese of York. For licence to visit the Holy Sepulchre with sixteen companions.
Granted. Avignon, 13 Kal. Jan.
The same. On behalf of Michael, son of William de la Pole, knight, of the diocese of York. For provision to him of a canonry and prebend of Lichfield.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 91d.)
Matilda de Lancastria, countess of Ulster (Wlton). On behalf of Henry earl of Lancaster her father, and Eleanor Beaumont her sister, that their confessor may give them plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, 13 Kal. Jan.
(f. 98.)
W. de Norwico. On behalf of his kinsman, John de Luttilton, of the diocese of Worcester, studying at Bologna. For a canonry and prebend of the collegiate church of Shaftesbury, value 20l. void by the death of Master William de Stokes, within a day's journey of the papal court.
Granted, even if it be taxed at 20l. (Corrected in the original by the pope, thus, “sexdecim” “viginti.”) Avignon, 6 Kal. Jan.
Ibid.
William Croyser, donsel of John de Greye, knight, kinsman and ambassador of the king. Signification that the pope granted a benefice to his brother Thomas Croyser, value with cure of souls 30 marks, or 20 without, in the gift of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, as is contained in a petition signed by the pope; but as Thomas was not, as William believed, of age, the pope is now petitioned to renew the dispensation, and enlarge the amount, remitting the examination, as Thomas is studying at Cambridge.
Granted, the examination being committed to the papal nuncio in England. Avignon, 6 Kal. Jan.
Ibid.
John de Grey, knight, the king's kinsman and ambassador. For a licence to William de Pateshulle, his sister's husband, to have a portable altar. Granted. Avignon, 6 Kal. Jan.
(f. 98d.)
Richard Chamberleyn, the king's knight, and companion of the ambassador, now at the papal court. That his confessor may give him absolution at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, 6 Kal. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his uncle, Edmund Morteyn, D.C.L. for a canonry and prebend of York, notwithstanding that he has the parish church of Merston, in the diocese of Lincoln, value 30 marks.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Simon de Cotes, of the diocese of Lincoln, for a, benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough, value 60 marks.
Granted to the value of 40 marks with cure of souls, 30 without. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Edmund Brian, of the diocese of Lincoln, for a benefice in the gift of the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, value 50 marks.
Granted to the value as above. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That the examination of the aforesaid may be committed to some one of those parts.
Committed to the papal nuncio in England. Dated as above.
(f. 99.)
Ralph de Baggeleye, donsel of John de Grey, knight, the king's kinsman and ambassador. On behalf of his father and mother, Thomas and Emma, that their confessors may give them plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 100d.)
William Croyser, donsel of John de Grey, the king's kinsman and ambassador. On behalf of Stephen Croyser, of the diocese of Lincoln, for a canonry and prebend of London.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Kal. Jan.
(f. 101.)
Thomas Willelmi de Honyngg, of the diocese of Norwich. For the prebend of Ludyngton, without cure of souls, in the diocese of Salisbury, value 50l. void by the death of William de Stoke, within the limits of the papal court; notwithstanding that Thomas holds the parish church of Letton, in the diocese of Norwich, value 16 marks.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Jan.
(f. 102.)
John de Grey of Ruffin, knight, and the king's ambassador. That the pope will appropriate to the priory of [Canons] Aschebi the church of Colworthe, value 20 marks.
Granted, a perpetual vicar's portion being reserved. Avignon, 6 Kal. Jan.
The same. On behalf of his aunt, Isolda de Seintpeter, widow, of the diocese of Lincoln, for an indulgence.
Granted at the hour of death. Dated as above.
The same. For the like on behalf of John de Reding, rector of Aldeburgh, in the diocese of Norwich. Granted. Dated as above.
1344.(f. 107d.)
Queen Philippa. On behalf of Robert de Siglesthorn, called ‘de Beverlaco,’ licentiate in civil law, for a benefice, value 40 marks with cure of souls, 18 without. Granted. 8 Id. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the said Robert, for the office of notary public. Granted, if he be found sufficient. Dated as above
(f. 114d.)
John Leche, now at the papal court, who, when in his twenty-third year, obtained the church of Berneye, in the diocese of Norwich, value 8 marks, and held it for five years, for a dispensation to retain the same, and also the fruits received. Granted. Avignon, 4 Id. Jan.
Ibid.
Walter de Blanctire, a Friar Preacher, the king of Scots' confessor. On behalf of his kinsman William de Botheville, that king's clerk, for a canonry and prebend of Moray. Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his kinsman, Alan de Blanctire, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Paisley.
Granted to the value of 30 marks with cure of souls, 20 without. Dated as above.
(f. 116d.)
David, king of Scotland. On behalf of his councillor and ambassador, Gilbert Flamyng, doctor of canon law, licentiate in arts and civil law, for a canonry and prebend of Glasgow; notwithstanding that he holds the deanery of Aberdeen and a canonry of Caithness, and is litigating in the Roman court about a canonry and prebend of Moray.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. Jan.
Ibid.
Gilbert Flamyng, dean of Aberdeen. On behalf of Richard de Moravia, perpetual vicar of Banchoritarny, for the treasurership of Moray, void in the Roman court by reason that Richard de Pilmor obtained the precentorship of that church; notwithstanding that the said treasurership was collated by the bishop of Moray to another, or that Richard is ready to resign the said vicarage on obtaining the treasurership, or on the pope's making provision to him of a canonry and prebend of Aberdeen. Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. That he may create two notaries public.
To be created at his nomination by the diocesan, if they are found sufficient. Date as above.
(f. 117.)
John de Presteuuyc, a poor clerk, of the diocese of Glasgow. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Dunfermelin.
Granted to the value of 30 marks with cure of souls, 20 without. Avignon, 5 Id. Jan.
Ibid.
Donald de Marre, M. A. student in canon law. For the treasurership of Moray, value 40l. void by the promotion of Richard de Pilmor to the precentorship of that church; especially since the treasurership is held without papal provision by Martin, a priest; notwithstanding that Donald has the vicarage of Monyecky, in the diocese of Brechin, on which he cannot be sustained. Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. Jan.
(f. 117d.)
John Stace, of the diocese of Canterbury, scholar in arts, studying at Oxford. For the church of Wynterbourn Abbots, in the diocese of Salisbury, value 20 marks, void by the death of William de Stokes, who has lately died at Cavaillon. Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Jan.
Ibid.
Mary, countess of Norfolk and marshal (marescalla) of England. On behalf of Master John de Cobham, subdeacon, of York, M.A., for reservation to him of a dignity with canonry and prebend of Salisbury. Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. For the like to the said Master John in the collegiate church of Shaftesbury. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 118.)
The bailiffs, citizens, and community of the city of Canterbury. On behalf of Tristrand de Cantuaria, for the office of notary public.
Granted, if he is found sufficient. Avignon, 2 Id. Jan.
(f. 119d.)
Walter de Borley (Burley), master in theology. On behalf of his nephew Nicholas de Borbache, of the diocese of Coventry, whom he regards as the light of his eyes and the staff of his old age, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Bardenaye, value 40l.
Granted to the value of
40 marks with cure of souls, 30 without. Avignon, 2 Id. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Vanninus Gentilis de Ofida, of the diocese of Fermo, his servant, a notary of the papal camera, for a canonry and prebend of Fermo. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Stephen Fere of Saxthorp, of the diocese of Norwich, his servant, for the office of notary public.
Granted, if he is found sufficient Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, John Coye of Neueton, of the diocese of Salisbury, for the like office.
Granted, if he is found sufficient. Dated as above.
(f. 120.)
Queen Philippa. On behalf of her physician, William de Excestre, M.A. doctor of medicine and theology, for a dispensation that he may hold a benefice with cure of souls in addition to the chancellorship of Lincoln, taxed at 8 marks, but value less than 6.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. That the said physician, in order to be in close attendance on her, may not be bound to reside on his benefices.
Granted for five years. Dated as above.
(f. 120d.)
Bartholomew de Borghersh, the king's knight. For a portable altar.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Simon de Islep, official of the court of Canterbury, that his confessor may give him plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
The same. Signification that William de Shulton, in his twenty-first year, obtained the church of Bathekynton, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, value 7 marks, and has held it for twenty-nine years; wherefore the pope is prayed to grant a dispensation to William on account of irregularity.
Provision is made anew, and fruits received in good faith are remitted; those also received in bad faith, if a sixth part be given to the subsidy against the Turks. Avignon, 2 Id. Jan.
Ibid.
Mary, countess of Norfolk, and marshal (marescalla) of England. On behalf of her clerk, John, M.A. son of Ralph de Cobham, knight, of the diocese of York, for provision to him of a benefice in the gift of the archbishop of Canterbury, value 50l.
Granted to the value of
40 marks with cure of souls, 30 without Avignon, 2 Id. Jan.
(f. 121d.)
Bartholomew de Stanhowe, citizen of London, and Isabella, relict of Hamo Godchep, citizen of London. That their confessors may give them plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. 2 Id. Jan.
(f. 122.)
Laurence de Hastings earl of Pembroke. On behalf of his chaplain, John Aunger, or Amiger, or Arniger, of the diocese of Hereford, already dispensed on account of illegitimacy, for a further dispensation, so that he may hold benefices and dignities.
Granted for one additional benefice. Avignon, 2 Id. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. Signification that when the pope made provision to the said John Amiger and Roger de Stamford, papal chaplains, of the dioceses of Hereford and Lincoln, on 7 Id. Nov. of benefices in the gift of the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of London to the value of 30 marks, such collations are useless, inasmuch aa benefices in their gift commonly exceed 40l. He therefore petitions the pope to increase the value to that amount.
Granted to the value of 40 marks with cure of souls, 30 without. Avignon, 2 Id. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John Hercham, of the diocese of Hereford, for the office of notary public.
Granted, if he is found sufficient. Dated as above.
(f. 123d.)
King Edward. That the pope will order William de Orgolio and Bertrand de Petralevata, Friars Preachers, who, on a former petition, obtained the pope's leave to enter the Cistercian or Premonstratensian order, to be received in the Cluniac priory of Lewes.
They can pass to the Benedictines. Avignon, 2 Id. Jan.
(f. 124.)
Queen Philippa. On behalf of her clerk and special secretary, Master Robert de Chikewell, for a benefice in the gift of the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishops of Winchester and Worcester; notwithstanding that he has the canonries and prebends of Racolveslond, in London, of Lym in Salisbury, of Shaldeford in Wells, and of Typerkevyn in Dublin, as also the church of Hampton Episcopi, in the diocese of Worcester, the fruits of all which do not exceed 66l. and that he be bound to resign Hampton.
Granted to the value of 50 marks with cure of souls, 40 without, Robert choosing in whose gift it shall be. 2 Id. Jan.Id. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the same, that he may properly support his position with the queen, for a canonry and prebend of Lincoln.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Thomas de Natyngdon, monk of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. On behalf of his sister-in-law Benedicta and her children James and Beatrice. For a plenary indulgence at the hour of death.
Granted. Avignon, Id. Jan.
(f. 125.)
John de Offord, archdeacon of Ely, the king's clerk. On behalf of his kinsman, Thomas de Paxton, of the diocese of Lincoln, student in civil law. For a dispensation on account of illegitimacy, his former dispensation and provision of a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough, granted by Benedict XII. having, by the death of that pontiff, been fruitless.
The grace granted by the late pope is renewed. Avignon, 2 Id. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Master John de Laystorp, of the diocese of York, for a canonry and prebend of that church, notwithstanding that he has the parish church of Middlewick, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Granted in Lichfield. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Master John de Tybenham, of the diocese of Norwich, B.C.L. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop or prior of Ely, value 60 marks.
Granted to the value of 40 marks with cure of souls, 30 without. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of a member of his household, Roger son of Nicholas called ‘le Ferreur,’ of Bedford. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Rameseye.
Granted to the value of 30 marks with cure of souls, 20 without. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of a member of his household, Richard Caltoft, of Thorp by Waynflet, of the diocese of Lincoln. For the office of notary public. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 125d.)
The abbot and convent of St. Benedict, Hulme, in the diocese of Norwich. Signification that by lay power they have lost their appropriated church of Scothowe, and that their lands, possessions, and fruits are greatly reduced by floods, fires, oppressions, and the duties of hospitality; they therefore pray the pope to confirm the appropriation to them made by Anthony bishop of Norwich, of the parish church of Northwalsham, value 62 marks.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Jan.
(f. 126.)
William de Bideford, rector of Culmyngtone (Kilmington), in the diocese of Wells, who has studied and gone through civil law at Oxford for five years, and is already dispensed on account of illegitimacy. That he may be further dispensed so as to hold two or more benefices.
Granted for two. Avignon, 2 Id. Jan.
(f. 128.)
The king of Scotland. On behalf of David de Coygniees, papal chaplain, rector of Kynnelle, dispensed by Benedict XII. on account of illegitimacy. For an extension of that dispensation.
Granted for three benefices. Avignon, Id. Jan.
(f. 128d.)
Queen Philippa. On behalf of her clerk and servant, Roger Manerii, of Uffington, in the diocese of Lincoln, against whom an adverse papal sentence has been obtained by Benedict de Hocan, clerk, of the diocese of Norwich, in regard to the parish church of Uffington, value 40l. which Roger received from the pope on 6th Sept. an. 1, on its voidance by the resignation of Nicholas Ros. That the pope will make provision to him of a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Ramesey. Granted. Avignon, 17 Kal. Feb.
[Marginal note.—Certain passages were struck out of this petition by the pope.]
Ibid.
William de Kerdestone, knight and baron, of the diocese of Norwich. For licence to found, endow, and build a church for a college of thirteen chaplains in his castle or town of Clakestone.
Granted. Avignon, 17 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. That the chaplains shall be able to receive oblations, to be divided equally with the parish church. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For an indulgence of two years and two forty days to those who shall visit the said church. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 129d.)
John de Pulteneye, knight, of London. Signification that he formerly built and endowed a chapel in honour of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, adjoining the church of St. Laurence by Candlewike Street, and though King Edward petitioned Benedict XII. that for the sustentation of seven chaplains, one of whom is named master, the churches of Napton and Westillebury, value 40l. in the dioceses of Coventry and London, of John's patronage, should be united to the chapel, the pope's letters contained the mistake that the union should be made by the archbishop of Canterbury. He therefore prays the pope to unite the said churches to the chapel.
Granted. Avignon, 16 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. To unite to the said chapel the church of Chevele, in the diocese of Norwich, value 26 marks, and that of Shenle, in the diocese of Lincoln, value 20 marks, for the sustentation of thirteen chaplains, six having been added to their number.
To be done by the diocesan. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. To confirm the number of thirteen chaplains.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 132d.)
John, earl of Warrenne. Whereas the dispensation on account of illegitimacy, granted by John XXII. and renewed by Gaucelin, bishop of Albano, under order of Benedict XII. to his brother John, prior first of Hoxton, and then of Castelacre, formerly monk of Lewes, is of no avail, because it was given for a non-conventual priory, Hoxton being non-conventual and Castleacre conventual, the pope is prayed to grant a dispensation that, notwithstanding John's illegitimacy, he may retain the priory.
He is rehabilitated and dispensed, and fruits received are remitted. Avignon, 16 Kal. Feb
(f. 133d.)
John de Pottenham, of London, clerk of William de Norwico, dean of Lincoln. For the canonry and prebend of Southmalling, in the diocese of Chichester, notwithstanding that he has petitioned, in forma pauperis, for a benefice in the gift of the archbishop of Canterbury.
Granted. Avignon, 15 Kal. Feb.
(f. 134.)
Eustace Ridelli, priest. That he and his mother Martina may receive plenary remission at the hour of death from a fit priest chosen by them respectively. Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. Feb.
(f. 134d.)
John, son of William at Bishopsgate (ad Portam episcopi), of Lincoln. For the church of St. Mary, Waynflet, value 22 marks, void by the promotion of Anthony, papal chaplain, then dean of Lincoln, and now bishop of Norwich, notwithstanding that William de Swafham occupies it by institution of the ordinary on the presentation of the Benedictine prioress of Stykeswald, in the diocese of Lincoln.
Granted. Avignon, 14 Kal. Feb.
(f. 137.)
Laurence Hastings, earl of Pembroke, the king's kinsman. On behalf of Thomas de Stanton, B.C.L. of the diocese of Hereford, for the precentorship of Salisbury, the fruits of which were reserved to pay the debts of Gerald, cardinal of St. Sabina's, and which is now void by the death of the cardinal, notwithstanding that papal provision is made to Thomas of a canonry of Hereford, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Avignon, 10 Kal Feb.
(f. 138d.)
21 Nov.
London.
(1343).
Henry de Chaddesden, archdeacon of Stowe, who assisted Itherius de Concoreto and Bernard de Sistre in their business as papal nuncii. That the pope will empower some bishop in those parts to create a notary public to be nominated, as there is not one in that archdeaconry; and this nomination the petitioner asks for himself.
Granted. Avignon, 14 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
Queen Philippa. That her confessor may absolve her at the hour Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. Feb.
(f. 145.)
Motu proprio, the pope makes provision to Hugh de Sancto Marciale, clerk, of the diocese of Tulle, of a canonry and prebend of Lincoln, as soon as they become void by the consecration of William de Norwico, bishop elect of Norwich. Avignon, 10 Kal Feb.
Ibid.
Thomas de Bradestan, the king's knight. On behalf of John de Welbourn, of the diocese of York, for a canonry and prebend of Lichfield, notwithstanding that he has a canonry of York, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
John de Pulteneye, knight, of London, lately mayor, who built and endowed a chapel adjoining the church of St. Laurence by Candelwike Strete. That the pope will allow the thirteen chaplains, one of whom is called Master, to use the Salisbury use, especially since all their books are of that use, notwithstanding that the chapel and church are in the diocese of London. Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. Feb.
(f. 149.)
Richard de Wymundewold, advocate in the papal consistory. On behalf of John de Longthen, of the diocese of Lincoln, who holds the church of Sopham, of lay patronage, for a dispensation on account of his being under age. Richard has held the church for a year and five months, but as the bishop of Norwich takes the first year's fruits of all benefices in his diocese, Richard has had them only for five months. Granted. Avignon, 10 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
Thomas Mareschalli, a member of the pope's household, and his serjeant-at-arms. On behalf of his brother, John Redenin, layman, of the diocese of Canterbury, for an order to have him received in the hospital of Harvaldon by Canterbury as a brother, and provision made to him, as to other donati of the hospital, from the rents of the same. Granted. Avignon, 7 Kal. Feb.

Footnotes

1 On the cover of the volume appears “An. II., P. I.”; on the first leaf is written An. II., P. II.
2 A new foliation.