Volume VII
3 Clement VI

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1896

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'Volume VII: 3 Clement VI', Petitions to the Pope: 1342-1419 (1896), pp. 77-84. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92357 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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3 Clement VI

1344.(f. 6d.)
Poor clerks, Dot married or in holy orders. For the office of notary public; namely,
Geoffrey son of Matthew de Penullyn, of the diocese of St. Asaph.
Adam de Baggeby, of the diocese of York.
Henry de Pyk, of the diocese of Exeter.
John de Solebury, of the diocese of Lincoln.
John Beneyt of Katene, of the same.
Robert, son of Richard Dunnesby of Brunne, of the same.
William de Ideshall, and Robert Mathei, of the diocese of Lichfield.
Granted, if they are found sufficient. Villeneuve by Avignon, 3 Kal. Oct.
(f. 7.)
Also, John de Haselchawe, of the diocese of Wells.
Granted as above. Dated as above.
(f. 7d.)
Matthew ap David, of the diocese of St. Davids, son of a Cistercian lay brother, for dispensation to be ordained and hold a benefice.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 3 Kal. Oct.
(f. 10.)
Gilbert Armstrong, of the diocese of Aberdeen. For the parish church of Fetheressok, in the diocese of St. Andrews, void by the long detention of it by Alan de Lewnax, who has not been ordained priest, and by neglect of the patron, or ordinary collator of the said church, so that it has lapsed to the apostolic see; notwithstanding that the said Gilbert has a canonry and prebend of Aberdeen; and that William de Ennes and any other detainer of the said church be removed therefrom. Granted. Avignon, 3 Non. Oct.
Ibid.
Adam de Tynigham, of the diocese of St. Andrews. For the church of Fauchkirc (Falkirk), in the said diocese, in the gift of the abbot and convent of Holy Rood, void by the long detention of James de Duglas, who has not been ordained within the appointed time, and by the negligence of the patron or ordinary collator of the said vicarage, so that it has lapsed to the apostolic see; and that Thomas de Audriston, canon regular of Holy Rood, be removed therefrom.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 15d.)
John de Ryppes, a, Carmelite friar. On behalf of Thomas de Cestria, of the diocese of Lichfield, neither beneficed, married, nor in holy orders, for the office of notary.
Granted, if he is found sufficient. Avignon, 5 Non. Oct.
(f. 16.)
William de Bochun, earl of Northampton, constable of England, kinsman of king Edward, and the abbot and convent of Walden, in the diocese of London. Whereas the said earl gave to the monastery, in which his ancestors are buried, the reversion, at his death, of the manor of Verden, value 100 marks, to take effect on the death of Christiana, relict of the late Robert de Rochefort, knight, who during her life would hold the manor as feudatory of the abbot and convent, the king's licence having been obtained, paying a rent of 50 marks from the camera of the said earl and his heirs; so that with the said rent, while she lived, and on her death with the proceeds of the manor five additional monks should be received to pray for the said earl, his wife and children, and the king, and be occupied in studies according to an order laid down by the abbot and convent and approved by the bishop and dean and chapter of London, as is set forth in their letters patent, the earl and the abbot and convent petition the pope to confirm the said donation and order in all particulars.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 4 Kal. Oct.
(f. 17d.)
John de Darcy, baron, chamberlain of king Edward, and Elizabeth, daughter of the late Nicholas de Menilla, knight, of the dioceses of Lincoln and York. For the correction of an error made in the dispensation granted to them by the pope to intermarry, dated 10 Kal. Aug. in the first year of his pontificate, in which the name of John's first wife is written Elizabeth, instead of Eleanor, the said Eleanor and Elizabeth being related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred, and for a dispensation for them to intermarry.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Non. Oct.
(f. 21d.)
Margaret de Ros, of England, to allow friars or any religious to eat flesh meat at her table on days on which it is not generally forbidden. Granted. Avignon, 17 Kal. Nov.
(f. 23.)
Henry of Lancaster, earl of Derby. On behalf of his father Henry, earl of Lancaster, and himself, that their several chaplains may receive and hold all offerings made in their chapels, parochial rights and customs notwithstanding. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Oct.
Ibid.
The same. That religious of either sex and seculars may eat flesh meat at the table of his sister Isabella of Lancaster, prioress of Amesbury, of the order of Fontevraud, in the diocese of Salisbury.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk John de Bredon, for a canonry and prebend of Salisbury, notwithstanding that he holds the church of Iaxale, and a canonry of Lichfield, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk John de Welborne, for a canonry and prebend of Lincoln, notwithstanding that he holds canonries of York and Lichfield, with expectation of prebends.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk Henry de Campeten, for a canonry and prebend of London, notwithstanding that he holds the church of Sudbury, in the diocese of Norwich, and a canonry of Hereford, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, John de Higham, for a benefice in the diocese of Lichfield or elsewhere, in the gift of the abbot and convent of Chester.
Granted to the value of 40 marks with cure of souls, 30 without. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk Peter de Wotton, for provision to a canonry and prebend of Hereford, notwithstanding that he holds the church of Thorp Edemer, in the diocese of Lincoln, value 23l. 6s. 8d. and a canonry of Salisbury, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted, with remission of examination. Dated as above.
(f. 24.)
William Rous, of the diocese of London, already dispensed on account of illegitimacy, and having obtained the church of Wodeford. For permission to exchange it, and to hold two additional benefices.
Granted. Avignon, 17 Kal. Nov.
(f. 26.)
John archbishop of Cashel, and the suffragans of that province, Maurice of Limerick, John of Lismore, John of Cloyne, John of Cork, and Richard of Emly. For a dispensation to Maurice, son of Thomas, earl of Kildare, and Joan, daughter of Maurice, son of Thomas, earl of Desmond, to intermarry, they being related in the fourth and third degrees of kindred; so that an end may be put to the rancours and capital enmities between the said Maurices.
To be granted by the diocesan, if the facts are as stated. Avignon, 5 Id. Oct.
(f. 26d.)
Geoffrey de Bikeleswade, rector of Randes, in the diocese of Lincoln. For plenary remission, with the usual conditions at the hour of death.
Granted. Avignon, 17 Kal. Nov.
Richard de Wamberwe, rector of Crostone, in the diocese of Lichfield. For the same. Granted. Dated as above.
John Skinner, citizen of London, and Isabella, his wife. For the same. Granted. Dated as above.
Walter atte Berghe. For the same. Granted. Dated as above.
Peter de Seynt Paul. For the same. Granted. Dated as above.
Isabella de Somersham, of London. For the same.
Granted. Dated as above.
Henry le Moun. For the same. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 29d.)
John de Duglas, knight, of the diocese of St. Andrews. Signification that he, ignorant of any impediment, promised Agnes de Grame, of the said diocese, that if he contracted marriage he would do so with her before he contracted with any other woman, and promised to make her his wife, after which he lived with her for three years and had offspring. Then it came to his notice by the assertion of a certain woman, a friend of Agnes, that he, before he promised Agnes, with whom he continued to live, had carnally known her, so that unless they marry scandals may arise among the friends and kinsmen of the two women; he prays therefore for a dispensation.
It may be granted, by the bishop of St. Andrews, if the facts are as stated, and if it appears to be, in view of the circumstances, expedient. Penance is to be imposed on the man, who, if he survives, must remain unmarried; he must also found two chaplaincies within two years, endowing each with an income of 10 marks. Avignon, 4 Id. Oct.
(f. 34.)
Queen Isabella. For the correction of an error in a dispensation to her clerk, John Blanqueti, canon of St. Wulfram's, Abbeville, in the diocese of Amiens, to hold a canonry, with expectation of a prebend of St. Omer. Granted, n.d.
(f 39d.)
William Hamonis, prior of Coggues, in the diocese of Lincoln, belonging to the monastery of Holy Trinity, Fécamp. For confirmation to him for life of the said priory, given to him by the abbot of Holy Trinity, which be has held for three years.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Kal. Nov.
(f. 45d.)
Thomas de Vedayle, of the diocese of St. Andrews, M.A. and student of canon law. Whereas in his twenty-first year the bishop of Whitehern collated and provided to him the rectory of the parish church of Kirconnia, which he still holds, the fruits thereof being small on account of the wars in these parts; now, being of age, and wishing to be ordained, he prays that provision of the said church may be made anew to him, and the fruits unlawfully received remitted.
Provision to him is made anew, and the fruits remitted, of which fie is to give a quarter to the subsidy against the Turks. Avignon, 8 Kal Nov.
(f. 53.)
John de Reppes, Carmelite, papal chaplain. For exemption from jurisdiction of prelates of his order, and other ordinaries, granting him leave to eat meat and other food at all times, to live in the London house of his order or elsewhere in the English province, and to retain the cell at London assigned to him by the prior; also to have a portable altar and other privileges.
Granted, with additional permission to make a will. Avignon, 16 Kal Nov.
(f. 64d.)
Queen Philippa. On behalf of her secretary Benedict, bishop of Cardica, who gets nothing from, his bishopric or other benefice, for dispensation to hold ecclesiastical or secular benefices to the value of 200l., with leave of non-residence.
Granted for two benefices with cure of souls, and a third without. Avignon, 11 Kal Dec.
(f. 65d.)
Simon de Sudbury, D.C.L. For the church of Wicombrok, in the diocese of Norwich, void by the death of John de Flete; notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in the gift of the abbot of St. Edmunds. Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. Dec
(f. 71d.)
Hugh, earl of Devon. On behalf of his lawful son Thomas, the king's kinsman, fifteen years of age, for a dispensation to enable him to accept any benefice or cathedral dignity.
Granted for a dignity or office without cure of souls until he is twenty-one, and then according to the petition. Avignon 12 Kal. Dec.
(f. 76d.)
Hugh de Nevill, knight, the king's envoy. On behalf of Roger Ferrour, of Bedeford, of the diocese of Lincoln, who obtained from the pope a grant of a, benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Ramesey, value 30 marks with cure of souls, or 20 without and there being delay on account of the multitude of those awaiting like benefices granted under an earlier date, for augmentation of the amount to 60 marks. Granted. Avignon, 3 Kal. Dec.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of William Vigorous, rector of Fulham, value 20l. for a canonry of Wells, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 83.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of Chichester. On the petition of Richard earl of Arundell, and Isabella daughter of Hugh de Dispensariis, which stated that Richard in his seventh year, and Isabella in her eighth, were espoused against their consent; and that Richard, when come to puberty, rejected the espousals, and on being compelled by fear and blows to cohabit with Isabella, begat a son, and after this refused to live with her. It is therefore prayed on their part that, as they will not consent to marry, they may be divorced, so that each shall be able to marry some other. The pope orders the above archbishop and bishop to call the parties before them, and others in support of evidence, and do whatever is according to the canons. Avignon, 2 Non. Dec.
[At the end of this brief appears, as at the end of the petitions “Fiat R”[ogerus]. It seems, therefore, that the above is a draft submitted to the pope, and approved by him.]
(f. 84.)
Richard (Gychardus) de Caroloco, prior of Wenlok. For leave to choose a confessor, who shall give him absolution.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Non. Dec.
Ibid.
The same. For the like at the hour of death.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The aforesaid prior, and the convent. Signification that on their petitioning the bishop of Hereford to appropriate to them the churches of Stoke Milburgh and Madeleye, of their patronage, the appropriation was made with the concurrence of the dean and chapter, a vicar's portion in each being assigned, to take effect on the death of the present rectors; the augmentation or diminution of the said portions was reserved by the bishop to himself and his successors, and he ordered that the prior and convent should pay 1 mark yearly to the choristers of Hereford at the Annunciation. Wherefore the said prior and convent petition the pope to confirm the above appropriation.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Signification that though the bishop and other prelates have a right to visit the churches united to the priory, they ought to take only one procuration, either in victuals or cash, which the prior and convent have paid and are ready to pay; but some of the visitors have exacted two procurations, one in victuals and the other in cash; the prior and convent therefore pray the pope to order the visitors to be content with one.
Fiant littere justicie in Cancellaria.” Dated as above.
(f. 84d.)
The same. For renewal of the privilege granted by Eugenius III. in which the chapels and other goods of their monastery are described, adding to it the churches of Stoke Milburgh and Madeley since united to the monastery. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 86.)
The bishop of Aberdeen. On behalf of John de Dalgernoc, appointed by the pope abbot of St. Mary's, Kylwynyn, who, being seventy years of age, cannot without the greatest difficulty come to the Roman court, that lie may receive benediction from any catholic bishop.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Non. Dec.
Ibid.
Robert de Aspale, of the diocese of Norwich, in his twenty-third year. For a dispensation so that he may be promoted to any benefice or dignity. Granted. Avignon, 4 Non. Dec.
(f. 90.)
Walter Hundbyt, chaplain of the bishop of St. Andrews. For the church of Kynnetlys, in the said diocese, void by the neglect of William Lochard to receive holy orders, and that of the ordinary collator to collate it; removing from it Nicholas de Yrewyn, chaplain, who is said to occupy it. Granted. Avignon, 4 Non. Dec.
(f. 98d.)
John de Thoresby, ambassador of the king of England [presents the following]. William, son of Robert Flemyng, knight, who in ignorance of any impediment, contracted marriage twenty years ago with Dionisia, and afterwards came to know that a woman with whom he had previously cohabited was related to Dionisia in the fourth degree of kindred. That the pope will dispense them and confirm their marriage, legitimatising their offspring.
To be granted by the diocesan, if the facts are as stated. Avignon, Id. Dec.
Ibid.
John de Langetoft, of the diocese of Lincoln, of illegitimate birth, already dispensed so as to be ordained and hold a benefice. For a further dispensation to enable him to make an exchange, and hold an additional benefice.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
John de Thoresby, the said ambassador. For the privilege of a portable altar. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Alice countess of Lincoln, for plenary indulgence at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 108.)
William, abbot, and the convent of St. Wereburge's, Chester. For a grant of protection to them, their successors, and possessions; namely, the parish church and altar of St. Oswald, otherwise of St. Wereburge, which is under their roof, and all their chapels, liberties, immunities, castles, towns, manors, &c. feudatories, tenants, parishioners, &c. free from all archiepiscopal, episcopal, or archidiaconal jurisdiction, and for an indult to the abbot and his successors to use the pastoral staff and ring, mitre, &c. and to give solemn benediction to the people; with licence to exercise episcopal and archidiaconal jurisdiction over his servants, hinds, and parishioners; offering to pay yearly to the Roman church an ounce of gold in acknowledgement of this liberty.
Granted to the abbot and his successors the use of the mitre, ring, &c., and to give solemn benediction. Avignon, 19 Kal. Jan.
(f. 111d.)
W. bishop of Norwich. Signification that some of the abbots priors, and beneficed clergy subject to him have made a charitable offering of 6d. in the mark according to the estimate made for paying tithe, but the greater number have refused, and have obtained royal letters of inhibition to the vicar-general and other ministers, citing the said vicar, clerk, doctor of laws, canon of Lincoln, before the king or his councillors; wherefore the bishop prays the pope to limit and tax the said subsidy to be granted according to the quantity of the tithe.
Let him have the charitable subsidy, according to the form provided. Avignon, 11 Kal. Jan.
(f. 116.)
Pariaius, S.T.P., a Friar Preacher. On behalf of Thomas de Cestria, for a, benefice with cure of souls, not exceeding 60 marks, in the gift of the prior and convent of Norton, in the diocese of Lichfield.
Granted to the value of 15 marks with cure of souls, 10 without. Avignon, 13 Kal. Jan.
(f. 119d.)
Whereas the pope has lately granted a petition of the queen of Scotland; [In margin: “The petition is registered on f. 182, under date of 18 Kal. Oct., an. 3.”] in which petition there was an error, first, where it is said “the canonry and prebend of Balhelwy, of the said diocese,” instead of “Aberdeen, void by the death of Master Walter de Twynham, papal chaplain,” and, it ought to add, “notwithstanding that the father of the said Thomas at the time of his obtaining the canonry and prebend of Balhelwy was and is canon and prebend of Aberdeen.” There was also omitted, “notwithstanding if the collation of the said parish church had hitherto lawfully devolved to the apostolic see.” Wherefore the said Thomas, now papal chaplain, prays the pope to make provision to him anew of the said church, canonry, and prebend, with dispensation on account of illegitimacy.
Granted under the first date, with remission of fines received for three years. Avignon, 13 Kal. Jan.
(f. 123.)
Robert de Longheval, knight; John, his brother, knight; and Roberta, their sister. For plenary indulgence.
Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. Jan.
1345.(f. 126.)
Henry de Haroudon, doctor of civil and canon law. On behalf of the under-written, that they may have plenary absolution:—
Warin de Bassingbourn, Edward Creting, Thomas le Grei, William de Ryston, Hugh de Neuton, Peter Breuse, John Gleine, John Tubb, Thomas Legmariothine, John Wodehous, John Level if, Walter Mareschal, and their wives. Granted. Avignon, 2 Non. Jan.
(f. 141.)
William la Zouche, knight. Signification that he, together with Henry de Lancaster, earl of Derby, petitioned the pope to appropriate the church of Wykhambroke, in the diocese of Norwich, value not exceeding 27 marks, to the abbot and convent of Pippewelle, without expressing any reason for the same; wherefore he prays that it may be done in consideration of the poverty of the monastery, their continual hospitality, the need of repairs to the church, belfry, and refectory, and their heap of debts; to take effect on the death of the present rector, a vicar's portion of 10 marks being reserved; notwithstanding that the diocesan claims the whole fruits of the first year of its voidance.
Granted, a portion to be reserved for a perpetual vicar (to be appointed by the bishop). Avignon, 2 Id. Jan.