Volume IV
2 Clement VI

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'Volume IV: 2 Clement VI', Petitions to the Pope: 1342-1419 (1896), pp. 39-53. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92354 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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(f. 156.)
John, son of Lewelin parvus, of Creuddyn, in the diocese of St. Davids, a Cistercian monk of Aberconwy, in the diocese of St. Asaph. For a dispensation that he, being illegitimate, may be chosen to and accept any office of his order.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Feb.
(f. 159d.)
John de Trevaur, of the diocese of St. Asaph, bachelor of theology and M.A. For a dignity or office in the church of St. Asaph; notwithstanding that provision is made to him of canonries of St. Asaph and Bangor, with expectation of prebends.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Feb.
ibid.
Walter Carru, of the diocese of Exeter. For the office of notary public. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Nicholas Ogrady, son of a sub-deacon. The pope has, at the request of the archbishop of Cashel, dispensed him so that he has been ordained and has obtained a canonry of Cork, with expectation of a prebend; and afterwards he obtained a canonry and prebend of Killaloe and the rectory of Cormach, in the same diocese, annexed to the prebend; the papal chancery doubts whether this canonry and prebend are covered by the dispensation; he therefore prays for provision to them anew, and for a dispensation to hold all his benefices.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Feb.
1344.(f. 163d.)
The archbishop of Armagh. Signification that the pope, at his request, dispensed Master Isaac Otulean, of his diocese, skilled in the law, the son of a deacon, so that he was ordained and obtained a canonry and prebend of Armagh; and granted him also a further dispensation to hold any dignity; but a doubt has been raised in the papal chancery whether by virtue of the first dispensation he can hold the said canonry and prebend. The archbishop therefore prays the pope to make a fresh provision of them, and to dispense Isaac so that he may retain his benefices. Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Feb.
(f. 166d.)
The Cistercian abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Neeth, in the diocese of Llandaff. Signification that, at their request, the bishop appropriated to the monastery the church of Neeth, of their patronage, saving the right and dignity of the cathedral, and reserving a portion for a perpetual vicar, consisting of 8 marks, 4 acres of land, and other things belonging the said church; and that the religious should have to bear all the ordinary and extraordinary burdens attaching to the said church. The abbot and convent therefore pray the pope to confirm the said appropriation. Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Feb.
(f. 172.)
Adam, bishop of Winchester. On behalf of his chaplain, John Aunger, or Amiger, of the diocese of Hereford. For a canonry and prebend of Wells; notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in the gift of the archbishop of Canterbury.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Non. Feb.
(f. 173.)
Thomas, abbot of St. Mary's, York, papal chaplain. For faculty to create two notaries, seeing that affairs are often committed to him by the pope, and by nuncios in England; and for faculty to make provision to eight of his clerks skilled in the law, of benefices with cure of souls in the gift of the said abbot and convent.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Non. Feb.
(f. 173.)
Ralph de Strubby, priest of the diocese of Lincoln. Signification that Master Oliver de Eyncourt, who held three parish churches and a canonry and prebend of Lincoln, at the time of the bull ‘Execrabilis’ resigned none, and is therefore deprived of all his benefices. Wherefore Ralph prays the pope to make provision to him of the said canonry and prebend, value 10 marks; notwithstanding that Sir Henry Monton, or Morton, holds them by collation of the ordinary; and also that Ralph has the church of Totel, in the said diocese, value 6½ marks. Granted. Avignon, 2 Non. Feb.
(f. 185.)
The under-written poor clerks. For a benefice apiece:—
Geoffrey de Naushogh, of the diocese of Exeter, M.A. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Peter's, Gloucester.
Odo de Wodehamferers, of the diocese of Exeter. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Bodmin.
William, sun of Henry le Masan of Thorpe, of the diocese of Lichfield. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Kenilworth.
William Benet of Donehevede Mary, of the diocese of Salisbury. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Winchester.
Vivian de Chelewalle, of the diocese of Lichfield. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Modewenna, Burton-on-Trent.
John Lemstre, of the diocese of Hereford. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough.
Adam de Vagly, son of the late Thomas Roberti de Vagly, of the diocese of York. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York.
Matthew called ‘Le Spicer,’ of Bath. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Glastonbury.
John Vylde, of the diocese of Chichester. For a benefice in the gift of Master Ricerius de Feribi, canon of Hastings.
Robert Pendoke, of Worcester. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.
John de Atherston, of the diocese of Lichfield. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary de Pratis, Leicester.
John, son of William Perfay, of Funybentley, of the diocese of Lichfield. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Leicester.
Nicholas Odelond, of Hengham, of the diocese of Norwich. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Edmunds.
Ralph Chorii, of Clepton, of the diocese of Norwich. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Ely.
Roger Moryn, of the diocese of Llandaff. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Teukesburye.
William Tydydirleygh, B.A. of the diocese of Wells. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Glastonbury.
William de Aston, of the diocese of Worcester. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop.
John de Solebury, of the diocese of Lincoln. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Rameseye.
William Barra, of Sempeyngham, of the diocese of Lincoln. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Thurgarton.
Thomas Camelton, of Horbling, of the diocese of Lincoln. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Spaldyngge.
Walter, son of John Faber, of Hyson, of the diocese of Norwich. For a benefice in the gift of the Benedictine prior and convent of Eyhe (Eye), in the said diocese.
John Wilde, of Wynchelse, of the diocese of Chichester, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Battle.
Thomas Waryng, of the diocese of St. Davids, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop.
John Nikelyn, of Bodmin, M.A. for a benefice, in the gift of the bishop of Lincoln.
Granted for all to the value of 60l. with care of souls, 40 without. Avignon, 2 Kal. Feb.
(f. 188.)
The under-written poor clerks. For the office of notary public:—
William, son of John Digoun, of Upotery.
Peter atte Hulle.
William de Spergamagna.
Odo de Wodeham Ferrers, all of the diocese of Exeter.
Granted, if they are found sufficient Dated as above.
(f. 186.)
The under-written poor illegitimate [clerk], for dispensation to be ordained and hold a benefice. John de Aston, of the diocese of Lichfield, whose parents were related, without knowing it, in the third degree of kindred. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 186.)
John de Axebrugge, monk of Bath. For the priory of St. John the Evangelist, Waterford, with the house of St. John, in the diocese of Cork, annexed to the said priory, in the gift of the prior of Bath, for a long time void, and so lapsed to the pope, value, 20 marks.
Granted. Avignon, Non. Feb.
ibid.
John Sperman, of the diocese of Exeter. For the office of notary public. Granted, if he is sufficient. Dated as above.
(f. 199d.)
Reginald Perle, of Shrewsbury. Signification that having laboured much in the papal court he obtained from the pope in forma pauperum collation of a benefice in the diocese of Chichester, in the gift of the bishop of Exeter, and that this collation is useless, as all those benefices belong to the king, and exceed in value the sum granted by the pope to poor clerks. He therefore prays for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Shrewsbury.
Granted, to the value of 30 marks with cure of souls, 20 without. Villeneuve by Avignon, 14 Kal. Mar.
(f. 201d.)
[bound with
an. 6.]
The Prior and convent the Cluniac monastery of Montacute, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Signification that their church having been destroyed they have begun to build a new one, and that from this and other causes they are reduced to poverty, and are burdened with debt. They therefore pray for the appropriation to them of the church of Crich, of their patronage, value 20l. to take effect on the death or resignation of the rector, a perpetual vicar's portion being reserved.
Granted in consideration of the king of England, who has written to the pope abovt it. Villeneuve by Avignon, 7 Kal. Oct.
(f. 211.)
The Augustinian prior and convent of Chaucumbe, in the diocese of Lincoln, in which are sixteen canons regular. Whereas their revenue of 200 marks is not sufficient, they pray that the parish churches of Penne and St. Michael's, Bereford, of their patronage, value not exceeding 17l. 3s. 4d. may be appropriated to them, and, as the value of the churches is small, they pray that on the death or resignation of the present rector they may exercise in them cure of souls, episcopal and archidiaconal rights being preserved, so as to take corporal possession of them without leave of the diocesan; or if not both churches, then the first.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 8 Kal. Mar.
(f. 219.)
William de Tykehill, chaplain of Richard, bishop of Durham. For a canonry and prebend of Aukeland, value 40l. void by the death of Robert de Wodhous, archdeacon of Richmond; notwithstanding that William has the church of Stanhope, and expects a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Durham. Granted. Avignon, 6 Kal. Mar.
(f. 223.)
John Paschal, Carmelite, bishop of Llandaff. On behalf of the prior provincial of his order in England, for permission to accept a site and build an oratory and necessary offices in the diocese.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 2 Kal. Mar.
Ibid.
The same. For permission to promote three clerks to benefices in his gift, in addition to certain papal provisions; notwithstanding any letter of later date than that granting this favour without mention of it. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For permission to create three notaries public.
Granted for two. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For a further dispensation to William, son of German Key, rector of St. Mary's, Willingham, in the diocese of Norwich, already dispensed on account of illegitimacy, that he may, on resigning the above benefice, accept another. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John Grey, lord of Codenere, whose progenitors brought Carmelites from the Holy Land, and settled them in England, and Alice his wife, and his son-in-law John William de Harecourt, knight, and his wife Joan, and Rose la Forestere de Ylleghe Monachorum, that their several confessors may give them plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For the like on behalf of Simon Fauconer, knight and Hospitaller of St. John of Jerusalem.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 224.)
Master William de Turre, papal writer and secretary, who accompanied the lord [bishop] of Palestrina, in his mission to France. For the canonry and prebend of Southwell, void by the death of Robert de Wodehous, which the said William had already accepted as in the gift of the archbishop of York, notwithstanding that he has a sickhouse or leper-house of small value, in the diocese of Sisteron.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 2 Kal. Mar.
Ibid.
Edmund de Haukesgarth, B.C.L. of the diocese of York, the archbishop's chaplain. For the church of Brantingham. void by the death of Gerard, cardinal of St. Sabina's; notwithstanding that he holds the parish church of Slengesby, value 10 marks, and a canonry and prebend of Howden; the fruits of Brantingham being reserved at the pope's pleasure. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 2 Kal. Mar.
(f. 224d.)
John Paschal, Carmelite, bishop of Landaff. On behalf of William Faucon, B.C.L. and scholar of canon law, of noble birth, for provision to him of a canonry of Lichfield, and the prebend of Colwich, void by the death of Robert de Wodhuse, notwithstanding that he holds the church of Brandesby, in the diocese of York, value not exceeding 10l.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon
, 10 Kal. Mar.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his servant, Arnold, son of the late John called ‘Cramer,’ of Zutphen, for a benefice in the gift of the dean and chapter of Maestricht. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 225.)
Ralph, bishop of Leighlin. On behalf of his kinsman, Hugh O'Kelly, of the diocese of Meath, student in the university of Oxford, for a canonry and prebend of Lismore; notwithstanding that he has a canonry of St. Patrick's, Dublin, with expectation of a prebend; also for remission of examination, as he is an able man and absent at his studies. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 2 Kal. Mar.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his nephew, John Blake, of the diocese of Meath, for a canonry and prebend of Kilkenny; also for remission of examination, as he is an able man, and absent at his studies in Ireland. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his kinsman, Robert Nanery, of the diocese of Meath, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Meath.
Granted to the value of 30 marks with cure of souls, 20 without. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Signification that there is hardly one notary public in his diocese, so that contracts and other processes cannot be completed; he therefore prays for faculty to create six, even if some be in minor but not in priest's orders. Granted for two. Dated as above.
(f. 237.)
Philippa, queen of England. On behalf of her clerk and special secretary, Master Robert de Chikewelle, to whom the pope has made provision of a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend, for reservation to him of the prebend void by the death of Robert de Wodehous; notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of London, Salisbury, Wells, and Dublin, arid the church of Hampton, in the diocese of Worcester, value together not exceeding 66l.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, Non. Mar.
(f. 244.)
Nicholas Tyrry, of the diocese of Cloyne, student for thirteen years in civil and canon law. For a canonry of Dublin, with reservation of a prebend. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 3 Id. Mar.
(f. 244d.)
William de Singulton, rector of Sandhurst, in the diocese of Canterbury. That his confessor may give him, being penitent plenary indulgence at the hour of death.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 15 Kal. April.
(f. 245d.)
Richard de Wymundewold, D.C.L. On behalf of his brother Hugh, of the diocese of Lincoln, literate in civil law, for the church of Slingesby, in the diocese of York, void by the resignation of Master Edmund de Haukesgarth; notwithstanding that he has by papal provision a canonry of Lichfield, with expectation of a prebend, and the expectation of a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Durham, value not exceeding 15 marks.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 15 Kal. April.
(f. 249d.)
Bertrand de Monteferrando. On behalf of his brother Raymund de Varesio, canon of Chartres, for the church of Crondale, in the diocese of Winchester, when void by the consecration of John Trillek, bishop elect of Hereford. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 15 Kal. April.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his brother Aymond de Varesio, of the diocese of Bordeaux, for the canonry and prebend of Hereford, when void in like manner. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 250.)
Robert, son of Thomas de Ingilby, of the diocese of York. For a dispensation on account of illegitimacy.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 15 Kal. April.
(f. 258d.)
Ralph de Stafford, knight and baron, the king's steward. On behalf of his clerk and servant Thomas de Acton, of Carlisle, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Carlisle, value 40l.
Granted to the value of
40 marks with cure of souls, 30 without. Villeneuve by Avignon, 15 Kal. April.
(f. 255d.)
Motu proprio the pope collates to Raymund Pellegrini, canon of London, papal nuncio, the parish church of Corondale, in the diocese of Winchester, when void by the consecration of Master John Trillek, bishop elect of Hereford. Villeneuve by Avignon, 15 Kal. April.
(f. 256.)
William de Cusancia, knight. For a general indulgence for himself and his son Peter. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 15 Kal. April.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of William de Cusancia, canon of London for the like. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Thomas de Weston, knight, for the like.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 258.)
Hugh de Nevile, knight. For a general indulgence for himself and his wife. Granted, Villeneuve by Avignon, 15 Kal. April.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of William Boin (Bohun), earl of Northampton, constable of England, and Elizabeth his wife, for the like.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For relaxation of certain years of enjoined penance, at the pope's pleasure, to those who attend and give alms to the church of St. Peter, Cornhill, on the feast and during the octave.
Granted for a hundred days. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Geoffrey de Say, baron, of the diocese of Canterbury, for a portable altar. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Signification on behalf of William de Reddiswelle, subdeacon, of the diocese of London, who, in his twentieth year, on the presentation of Lady Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke, was instituted to the church of Lodesdone, in the diocese of Rochester, value 10l. and received its fruits for three years. The said Hugh therefore prays that William may be rehabilitated and to have remitted to him the said fruits, and to be dispensed so as to retain the said church. Provision is made to him anew. Dated as above.
(f. 261d.)
Henry Simonis de Schorham, of the diocese of Chichester. For a benefice in the gift of the dean and chapter of Chichester.
Granted to the value of 30 marks with cure of souls, 20 without. Villenenve by Avignon, 14 Kal. April.
(f. 265.)
William, archbishop of York. For leave to make provisions to persons, to whom he is bound, in the churches of York, Ripon, Beverley, Southwell, in which, in the absence of papal provisions, the collation of prebends belongs to him, and also in Howden, in which the collation of canonries and prebends belongs to the prior of Durham, in each of them to four persons, with power to reserve prebends.
Granted for two in the cathedral, and one each in the collegiate churches Avignon, 13 Kal. April.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to dispense six persons, aged eighteen, that they may hold benefices with cure of souls.
Granted, if they are twenty years of age. Dated as above.
(f. 266d.)
Anibaldus bishop of Tusculum, and Adam de Carleton. They resigned respectively the archdeaconries of Buckingham and Cornwall in order to exchange them; and now that innovations have arisen in England, they pray that the said exchange may be reversed, and each return to his archdeaconry. Granted, Avignon, 9 Kal: April.
(f. 266d.)
John de Pulteneye, knight, of London, lately mayor of the city. On behalf of William de Engulton, his priest and constant servant, rector of Sandhurst, that his confessor may give him, being penitent, plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. April.
(f. 267d.)
John, earl of Warenne. For a plenary indulgence at the hour of death for himself, Joan his wife, his son William de Warenne, knight, and Margaret his wife; and for Robert de Lynne, his chaplain, monk of Castellacre, in the diocese of Norwich.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. April.
(f. 268d.)
William de Tyduleygh, of the diocese of Wells, B.A. to whom (on the roll of poor clerks) the pope granted a benefice on February 2, in the gift of the abbot and convent of Glastonbury. For an enlargement of the value, under the same date, to the sum of 30 marks.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal April.
(f. 269.)
The earl of Derbye. On behalf of his clerk, John de Ginewelle, prebendary of Salisbury, that his confessor may give him, being penitent, a plenary indulgence at the hour of death.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. April.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Simon Simeon, his noble donsel and a member of his household, for the like. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Peter de Wotton, his rector, (fn. 1) and a member of his household, for the like. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Alice de Brandon, for the like.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That all religious may eat meat in his guest-rooms.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For an indulgence with the usual conditions for all who pray for the soul of Lady Anne Doyli. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 269d.)
Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke. For permission to herself and twelve others to enter the perpetual enclosure of the Minoresses at Deneye, in the diocese of Ely.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. April.
(f. 272.)
Isabella, countess of Derby. On behalf of her clerk, John Kynmasforde, of the diocese of Worcester, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Leicester.
Granted to the value of 40 marks with cure of souls, 30 without. Avignon, 4 Kal. April.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of her clerk, Richard de Welles, B.C.L. for a canonry and prebend of Hereford, notwithstanding that he has a papal grant of a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Evroul, in the diocese of Lisieux. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Blanche de Wake. On behalf of her chaplain, John de Woderove, of the diocese of Norwich. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Benedict, Hulme. Granted as above. Dated as above.
(f. 274d.)
Geoffrey de la Lee, lord of Aldeburh, in the diocese of London. For a plenary remission at the hour of death for himself and Margaret his wife. Granted. Avignon, 3 Id. April.
(f. 276.)
King Edward. On behalf of his clerk, Master John de Offord, archdeacon of Ely, for the deanery of Lincoln, when void by the consecration of William, bishop elect of Norwich; notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of York, Lincoln, London, and Hereford. Granted. Avignon, 3 Id. April.
And that after the word London may be added Wells, Salisbury, under the same date. Granted. [n.d.]
(f. 283.)
Hugh de Mourton, of the diocese of Hereford, M.A. bachelor in theology. Signification that, although the pope, by mandate, made provision to the late Gerald, cardinal of St. Sabina's, of benefices in those parts, afterwards, on the voidance of the church of Dichyaite, in the diocese of Wells, the said Hugh, in ignorance that it had been accepted by the cardinal, was presented, by the patrons, to the diocesan, and by him instituted in it; but now, on hearing that the cardinal accepted it, he prays the pope to make provision of it to him, the reservation of the fruits of the cardinal's benefices, made by the pope to pay his debts, holding good. Granted. Avignon, 3 Id. April.
[Marginal note.—Corrected by the pope's hand.]
(f. 285d.)
Nicholas de la Beche, knight, seneschal of Gascony for the king of England. That his and his wife's confessor may give them plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, Id. April.
(f. 298.)
William de Tikhill, chaplain of the bishop of Durham. For the canonry and prebend of West bury, in the diocese of Worcester, void by the promotion of John Trillegh to the see of Hereford; notwithstanding that he holds the church of Stanhope, in the diocese of Durham, and expects a benefice in the gift of the bishop.
Granted. Avignon, 13 Kal. May.
(f. 299.)
The dean and chapter of St. Asaph. Signification that though the see is not void the pope reserved it, and then, by a false suggestion made to him that it was void, is said to have made provision of it to Walter de Chatton, a Friar Minor, ignorant of the Welsh tongue, now dead. The dean and chapter therefore considering that the people of Wales inhabiting, as they do, wild places, are themselves untamed and fierce, so that they will hardly receive discipline from those expert in their tongue, and seeing that if they had a prelate ignorant of it, they would be the more disobedient and rebellious, pray the pope to revoke his reservation, and, as there are many members of the chapter of approved learning and morals, doctors of canon and civil law and theology, to give them licence to elect a bishop.
Granted, with reservation of the confirmation and consecration of the bishop elect. Avignon, 12 Kal. May.
(f. 303d.)
Eleanor, sister of the king of England, countess of Geldres and Zutphen, and Reginald her eldest son. For a dispensation for their clerk Henry de Embrica, son of a deacon, already dispensed by John XXII. that he may hold additional benefices.
Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. May.
(f. 304d.)
John de Thame, prior of the Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem in England. For himself and his sister Alice Turgis, widow, that their confessor may give them plenary remission at the hour of death.
Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. May.
ibid.
The same. On behalf of his kinsman, Thomas de Holme, rector of Knyghton, in the diocese of Salisbury, for a canonry of Wells, with reservation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his secretary and clerk, Robert Johannis de Stokes, of the diocese of Lincoln, for reservation to him of a benefice value 60 marks in the gift of the archbishop of York.
Granted to the value of 40 marks with cure of souls, 30 without. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That the bishop of London may create two notaries public, nominated by the said prior. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas, on account of the multitude of poor clerks who are expecting benefices from the pope in the gift of the said prior, he cannot present for institution those who have served him; wherefore he prays the pope to grant to the collation of the bishop of London two benefices, in the gift of the prior, for two persons holding one or two benefices, to be chosen by the prior, there being forty-seven persons waiting the collation or presentation of the said prior.
Granted. Dated an above.
Ibid.
John de Offord, archdeacon of Ely. That, in regard to the graces granted to his clerks and servants, Masters John de Laysthorp and John de Tywenham, to Roger son of Nicholas called ‘Lefferrour’ of Bedeford, and to Richard Caltop, of Thorpe by Waynflete, and to William de Schulton, the examination of the said clerks may be remitted. Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. May.
(f. 305d.)
Richard earl of Arundell. That all religious may eat meat at his table at lawful times. Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. May.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John de Trippelowe, rector of Herdewike, in the diocese of Ely, for plenary remission.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 306.)
Richard (Ricaldus) de Altaripa, of the diocese of Lincoln, envoy of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England. For dispensation as the son of a priest, that he may without mention of this defect be ordained and hold a benefice. Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. May.
(f. 306d.)
Roger de Boudon, of the diocese of Lincoln, envoy of Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England. For reservation to him of a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough, value not exceeding 40l. notwithstanding that he has the church of Hardwick in the said diocese.
Granted to the value of 40 marks with cure of souls, 30 without Avignon, 12 Kal. May.
(f. 308d.)
Robert, earl of Suffolk. For himself and Margaret his wife, that their confessors may give them plenary indulgence at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. May.
Ibid.
The same. For licence to erect an oratory or altar in any fit place where they may be. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That their confessors whom they may choose shall give them absolution in all cases not reserved to the pope.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The earl of Derby. On behalf of his steward, Sir John Gynewell, for a canonry and prebend or other office of York, notwithstanding that he holds canonries and prebends of Bedewynde in Salisbury, of Castre in Lincoln, of Wilmendecote in Tamworth, of Imberd in St. Martin's le Grand, London, a canonry with expectation of a prebend of Wells, and the church of Llanethly, in the diocese of St. Davids, which last he will be prepared to resign.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 312.)
The Augustinian prior and convent of Thornholm, in the diocese of Lincoln. Signification that their fruits and rents are taxed beyond their value, and they are unable to meet necessary expenses; wherefore they pray the pope to commission the ordinary to inform himself of the facts, and to moderate the taxation in accordance with them.
Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. May.
(f. 315d.)
John de Reppes, Carmelite, papal chaplain. On behalf of master Richard de Selbi, approvedly instructed in civil and canon law, for the canonry and prebend of Ircheffont, in the diocese of Salisbury, in the gift of the abbess and convent of St. Mary, Wilton, void by the consecration of Master John Treleke, bishop of Hereford, committing his examination, as he is at the Roman court, to the pope's examiner.
Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. May.
Ibid.
Henry of Lancaster, earl of Derby, eldest son of Henry earl of Lancaster, the king's steward. On behalf of the abbot and convent of Meravall, in the diocese of Lichfield, whose house has been lately burned, for the appropriation to them of the church of Overton under Arden, with the chapels of Twycross and Gopshull, of their patronage value not exceeding 30 marks, besides the pension of 40s. due to the said religious.
Granted, a perpetual vicar's portion being reserved. Avignon, 12 Kal. May.
(f. 318d.)
Bartholomew de Borghersse, knight of the king of England. On behalf of his kinsman, Master John de Bourne, B.A. provost of the collegiate church of Wengham, in the diocese of Canterbury, and studying letters in an university, for licence to enjoy the fruits of his benefice for seven years, being non-resident.
Granted for three years. Avignon, 6 Kal. May.
Ibid.
The same. That his chaplain may say mass for him before dawn.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 319d.)
William de Clinton, earl of Huntingdon. Whereas he, with consent of Roger, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield and his chapter, has founded a monastery of canons regular of the order of St. Augustine, for thirteen canons and a prior, on his land at Mastoke, to which the churches of Mastoke, Long Ichyngton, and Shustoke in the said diocese, and Toneworth in that of Worcester have been duly appropriated, and that by these appropriations the religious obtained corporal possession of their fruits and proceeds, saving too large vicars' portions, wherefore he prays the pope to confirm such foundation and appropriations.
Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. May.
The same. For bulls to the king, so that he may leave the realm to go on pilgrimage (saint voyage) in penance for his sins, and not be molested in body or goods by the king or his ministers or restrained from the said pilgrimage. Granted. Avignon.
The same. For himself and his companions on the said pilgrimage, for remission of sins at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
The same. That, whereas the pope has granted a canonry with expectation of a prebend in the church of London to the petitioner's dear clerk and physician, Master Walter de Lindregg, M.D. who cannot go to the [papal] court for examination without peril to the said petitioner's body, the pope will commit his examination to the archbishop of Canterbury or another prelate of the realm of England.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 320.)
Peter Malet, of the diocese of Rouen, rector of Brandelle, value 12l. in the diocese of Worcester. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Mont St. Denis, in the diocese of Paris.
Granted to the value of 60l. [French] with cure of souls, 40l. without. Avignon, 5 Kal. May.
(f. 324d.)
William, archbishop of York. Whereas in the under-written churches, in which, on the cession of papal pensions, the collation of canonries and prebends belongs to him, he is unable, by reason of those who by papal authority expect benefices, to make provision to persons to whom he is bound, he prays for licence to make provision to persons in York, Ripon, Beverley, Southwell, and Houden, in which the collation of canonries and prebends belongs to the prior of Durham, to four persons in each.
Granted for one in York and one in each of the collegiate churches. Avignon, 13 Kal. April.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to dispense six persons aged eighteen so that they may obtain benefices with cure of souls.
Granted when they are twenty years old. Dated as above.
(f. 325d.)
The queen of Portugal. On behalf of William, son of Richard le Pouere, of the diocese of Lincoln, for the chapel of Kibworth, void by the provision made by Benedict XII. to Master William de Skelton, of the church of Biscopesburne, in the diocese of Canterbury, to which provision was added the clause that he should resign the said chapel, whose value does not exceed 5 marks according to the taxation of the tenth, in ordinary years 10 marks. Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. May.
(f. 329.)
Adam bishop of Winchester.
(1.) For faculty to create four notaries.
Granted for two. Avignon, 6 Kal. May.
(2.) Signification that when the hospital of St. Cross, near Winchester, of his collation, was void, he made provision of it to William de Edyndon, the king's treasurer, who restored the buildings and improved the condition of the poor persons dwelling there, spending 1000l. but on the report that the late Peter de Galliciano, master of the hospital, was chaplain of Clement V, and that the hospital was therefore reserved to the pope, of which the bishop was ignorant, he prays the pope to declare valid the appointment of the said William, and all that he has done.
The pope makes provision of the hospital, and remits the fruit received. Dated as above.
(3.) The same. Signification that on the voidance of the church of Eadberburi, in the diocese of Lincoln, by the resignation or marriage of Sir Itherius de Concoreto, papal nuncio the bishop presented his nephew Master Thomas de Tryllek, M.A. B.C.L. to the bishop of Lincoln, who inducted him into the rectory, on which he spent 300 marks in restoring the buildings. On its becoming known that the benefice was reserved to the pope, the bishop prays him to declare valid the said presentation and induction.
The pope makes provision and remits fruits received. Dated as above.
Ibid.
John de Tryllek, bishop elect of Hereford. For licence to retain for nine months the fruits of benefices held by him at the time of his promotion.
Granted to the time of his consecration. Avignon, 6 Kal. May.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to create three notaries.
Granted for two. Dated as above.
(f. 333.)
John Heward, of the diocese of St. Andrews, clerk of the queen of Scotland. He obtained the church of Conveth, in the said diocese, by the collation of the bishop, but on hearing that its provision had lapsed to the pope by reason of its having been long held by William de Eves, who neglected to be ordained priest, he prays for provision of it to himself, notwithstanding that he holds a canonry and prebend of St. Mary's of the Culdees (Keldeorum), in the said diocese, value not exceeding 10 marks, and has the grant of a canonry of Ross, with expectation of a prebend, which is of no effect, because when he obtained it no mention was made of the canonry and prebend of St. Mary's.
Granted, and fruits received in good faith are remitted. Avignon, 2 Kal. May.
Ibid.
The same. For provision to him of the aforesaid canonry and prebend of Ross. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 334.)
Nicholas de la Beche, knight, the king's seneschal of Gascony, That he and Margaret his wife may each choose a confessor, who shall give them plenary remission at the hour of death.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Kal. May.
Ibid.
The same. For a portable altar. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 335.)
Thomas de Walmesford, monk of Bardenay, son of a priest. For a dispensation to enable him to obtain any office in his order; and that the faculty to grant the same be given to the sub-dean of Lincoln, as he is too much occupied to come to the Roman court.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Kal. May.
(f. 341.)
Bartholomew de Borgheirsse, the king's knight. Whereas he is about to go with a company of eight knights and twenty esquires against the Turks at his own expense, he prays that they, being penitent, may obtain plenary remission.
Granted in the form given to others of France and England. Avignon, 7 Id. May.
(f. 342d.)
For plenary indulgence on confession at the hour of death—
Sibyl, relict of Ralph Beleyr, knight, of the diocese of Lincoln; Hamo, D.C.L.;
Lady Joan, a consecrated virgin. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. May.
Thomas de Bourne, knight, of the diocese of Canterbury.
John de Ew canon of Hereford.
William Inge, archdeacon of Surreye. Granted. Dated as above.
That the pope will remit the examination of the under-written, being absent, to whom graces have been granted:—
Sir Humphrey Hastang, who has had a void benefice.
William Salinari, who expects a prebend of Lincoln.
John de Lewes, who expects a prebend of Chichester.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. May.
(f. 343d.)
Richard Radulphi, dean of Lichfield, master in theology. On behalf of his nephew, Richard Radulphi, of the diocese of Armagh, B.A. of Oxford, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Meath, notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in the diocese of Lichfield, in the gift of the archbishop of Dublin.
Granted to the value of 30 marks with cure of souls, 20 without. Avignon, 8 Id. May.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his nephew John Brisbone, of the diocese of Armagh, for a canonry and a prebend of St. Patrick's, Dublin, which by some is asserted to be a cathedral. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his nephew Edmund Radulphi, of the diocese of Armagh, for a canonry and prebend of Ossory.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That the examination of the above three persons may be made by the chancellor of the university of Oxford, or by the chancellor of Lichfield. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Robert called ‘de Burle,’ of the city of York, and William called ‘Constable,’ of the diocese of Armagh, living with him at the Roman court, for the office of notary public.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 348.)
William called ‘Constable,’ of the diocese of Armagh, now at the Roman court. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Meath.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Id. May.
(f. 349d.)
William, archbishop of York. For licence to hold benefices, at present void in his province, to the value of 100l. for payment of his debts incurred by the expenses attendant on his election and consecration.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Non. May.
(f. 350.)
John de Haverberge, of the diocese of Lincoln. For the canonry of Lichfield and prebend of Dersete, void by the resignation of his nephew Richard de Wymundewold, advocate, notwithstanding that he holds the parish church of Bladen, in the diocese of Lincoln.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. May.

Footnotes

1 House steward.