Volume VIII
4 Clement VI

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1896

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'Volume VIII: 4 Clement VI', Petitions to the Pope: 1342-1419 (1896), pp. 84-92. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92358 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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4 Clement VI

(f. 6.)
Maurice Messan, priest of the diocese of Armagh, living in the Roman court. For dispensation from irregularity, he having been ordained priest after he had as a layman laid violent bands on an acolyte, and so incurred excommunication, but after a time obtained absolution from his bishop's penitentiary, and continued in his ministry.
Absolution is to be given by the bishop, pending which he is suspended. Villeneuve by Avignon, 17 Kal. Oct.
(f. 7.)
The archbishop of Canterbury and his clergy. That the pope may be reminded of their former petitions, and may order the vice-chancellor to expedite them:—
1. That the archbishop may visit his province without regard to recognised orders, and may receive procurations.
Granted for two years. Avignon 18 Kal. Oct
2. On behalf of John Cok, for provision of a canonry and prebend of St. Davids, vacant by the death of John Walwayn, and without examination. Granted. Dated as above.
3. That the omission made under the clause non obstante in the provision made to John de Lech, doctor of canon law, of a benefice in the church of London may be supplied. Also that letters which have long lain in the chancery as to the confirmation of a precentorship of Canterbury may be expedited.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 8d.)
Queen Philippa. For licence for herself and certain members of her household to choose a confessor, with facilities to give them plenary absolution at the hour of death, namely, for Sirs John de Ufford, Wilfrid de Gystell, and Eleanor his wife, John Beuchaumppe, William Fraunk, Gilbert Emworth, Thomas Hautstyd, John Mongombri, and Margery his wife, Roger Beuchaumppe, and Sibyl his wife, William de Sancto Audomaro, and Eleanor his wife, William son of Warin; for the knights Bartholomew Emworth, Edmund Vanci, Thomas Prior, and Joan his wife, for Margery Dutton, Katherine de Hekeneye, Christiana de Ros, Alice de Benefeld, Petronilla de Pageham, Nicholas de la Despenser and his wife Lewis Bothel, and Emeline his wife, Philip Burgundionis, Thomas de Sancto Audomaro, Giles de Pageham, Robert Seymor, and Margery his wife, Peter de Scandeleone, Alice de Castro, Luke Alberti, and Tessa his wife, and Louecta, donsels and damsels of the said queen. Also for Roger de Thame, abbot of Abingdon, William Dare and Thomas de Thodinham, monks of the same; Walter Wynke, treasurer of Salisbury, and Sir Geoffrey de Croppo Sancti Petri, doctor of canon law, and canon of Beverley, and to Guy and Tetana his wife.
Granted, and for six others whom the queen may choose. Villeneuve by Avignon, 12 Kal. Oct.
1345.Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the bishop of Durham, for faculty to reserve a benefice in any cathedral or collegiate church in England, to be conferred on his nominees.
Granted for canonries and prebends in six cathedral and six collegiate churches. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Geoffrey de Cornezano, rector of Lantrussan, in the diocese of Llandaff, of illegitimate birth, that the former dispensation granted him may be extended so that he may hold not only a canonry of Llandaff with expectation of a prebend, but also other benefices and dignities, with leave to exchange.
Granted for three benefices. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Roger de Thame, abbot of Abingdon, for faculties to create four notaries public.
Granted for two. Dated as above.
(f. 10.)
King Edward, at the request of his mother queen Isabella. For appropriation of the church of Ledrede, in the diocese of Winchester, to the prior and convent of Ledes, in the diocese of Canterbury, the priory having suffered by the siege of the neighbouring castle in the time of Edward of famous memory, the king's father, and by the necessity to rebuild the church; a vicar with a, fit portion being appointed, and an order made touching the indemnity of the church of Winchester, and the archdeacon of the place.
Granted. Avignon, 18 Kal. Oct.
(f. 24d.)
Joan, queen of Scotland. On behalf of her chaplain John de Marr, already dispensed on account of illegitimacy, so as to be ordained and hold a benefice, and having held the church of Calbauston, in the diocese of Glasgow, which he resigned because of the wars, and obtained that of Dunhothtyr, in the diocese of St. Andrews, and resigning it got that of Crechmund, in the diocese of Aberdeen, which he now holds without papal dispensation, for rehabilitation, and dispensation to hold the same and two or more additional benefices.
Granted for three, with leave to exchange. Villeneuve by Avignon, Kal. Oct.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the said John, that he may be appointed one of the pope's chaplains. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the said John, for the church of Kynneff, in the diocese of, St. Andrews, void by reason that William, late bishop, gave it to Robert Moyne, then under twenty-four years of age, who held it for many years without being ordained, and then resigned it and took a wife; Thomas de Hytthon and any other unlawful detainer of the same being removed. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 26.)
The prior and convent of Newburgh, in the diocese of York. For the appropriation to them of the church of Ouston, in the diocese of Lincoln, of their patronage, value 40l. a vicar's portion of 20 marks being reserved, to be taxed and assigned by the bishop of Carlisle, dwelling in the diocese of Lincoln; to take effect on the death or resignation of the rector.
Granted. Compensation is to be made to the ordinary of the place, according to the decision of the bishop of Carlisle or the bishop of Ely. Villeneuve by Avignon, Kal. Oct.
(f. 27d.)
For correction of an error in the appropriation of the church of Chyw by the bishop of Bath and Wells, the word spiritualitatis having been left out after tenuitate reddituum.
[Marginal note.] It is not to be registered, n.d.
(f. 46d.)
Joan, queen of Scotland. On behalf of her chaplain, John de Marr, for, the church of Ellon, in the diocese of Aberdeen, void by the resignation of William Comyn, papal chaplain, notwithstanding the grant of the said rectory made by the bishop of Aberdeen to the Cistercian abbot and convent of Kynles.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 6 Non. Oct.
(f. 47d.)
John Cok. For the canonry and prebend of St. Davids, value 40s. void by the death of John Walwayn at the Roman court, and now occupied by Richard de Turbeville, notwithstanding that John has the church of Saltwode, in the diocese of Canterbury.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 6 Non. Oct.
(f. 58d.)
Hamelin de Truppe, an advanced scholar in arts and bachelor of canon law, of the diocese of Aberdeen. For the church of Inchebrioc, in the diocese of St. Andrews, void by the neglect of John de Lambertoun to be ordained, and that of the ordinary to appoint a fit person, John de Cadiou and any other unlawful detainer being removed, notwithstanding that Hamelin has the church of Logry, in the diocese of Aberdeen, which he is ready to resign.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Id. Oct.
(f. 61d.)
King Edward and queen Isabella. On behalf of the master, canons, persons, and monasteries of the order of Sempringham, on whom at the request of queen Isabella and certain nobles of England was imposed by the pope a cess of one pound of gold to be paid every two years, the pope is prayed to moderate the said charge or at least to make it payable every four years.
Let it be reduced to a mark every two years. Avignon, 8 Id. Oct.
Ibid.
The same. That their names shall appear in the papal letters touching the said matter as petitioners. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 65.)
Thomas de Sibethorp, rector of Bekingham, in the diocese of Lincoln. Signification, that whereas he founded two chapels in the church of Sibethorp, in the diocese of York, dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin and St. Anne, for the souls of the kings of England, his own, his father's and mother's, and all the faithful departed, and endowed the same, instituting seven chaplains and two clerks, one of the chaplains to be styled the warden; moreover furnishing three lamps of wax and oil, and certain doles of bread to the poor of the parish on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and other alms to be given by the warden and chaplains on certain anniversaries; and to support the said charges gave to the chaplains and clerks the patronage of the said church, which formerly belonged to the Templars, and since to the Hospitallers, and was afterwards acquired by the said Thomas; and whereas William, archbishop of York, appropriated to the chaplains and clerks the said church, value 20 marks, Thomas prays the pope to confirm the foundation, endowment, institution, and appropriation. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, Kal. Oct.
(f. 68d.)
The earl of Warwick. On behalf of his clerk Master Thomas de Kinderthorp, for the office of notary.
Granted. Avignon, 13 Kal. Nov.
(f. 77.)
Joan queen of Scotland. Whereas in her petitions on behalf of John de Marr a phrase was used which the Roman chancery does not permit; and whereas, although doctors hold that an illegitimate person having a papal dispensation to be ordained and hold a benefice can obtain successive benefices with cure of souls, the style of the papal chancery is contrary to this opinion, the pope is prayed to dispense John so that he may retain the church of Crechmund, of lay patronage, and the fruits received from it up to the time he obtains the church of Kineff, and be thereupon bound to resign Crechmund. Granted, and under the same date.
Ibid.
Hugh de Meynill, baron. For plenary remission at the hour of death, on contrition and confession, for himself and Alice his wife, of the diocese of Lichfield. Granted. Avignon, 5 Kal. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his brother Giles de Meynill, for the same.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Peter de la Mare, knight. For the same for himself and Joan his wife, of the diocese of Salisbury. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 85.)
Raimund, cardinal of New St. Mary's. On behalf of Master John de Mitford, canon of Chichester, prebendary of Gates, in the same, and rector of Rustinton, in the said diocese, for leave to study canon law in any university, receiving meanwhile the fruits of his benefices for three years. Granted. Avignon, 3 Non. Nov.
(f. 88.)
John called ‘Carpenter,’ of Banbury. For the chaplaincy of St. Margaret's, in the manor of Clopton, near Stratford-on-Avon, void by the death of Robert de Weston, the patron having neglected to appoint in due time, the value of the chapel being so small that it is not taxed for the tenth. Granted. Avignon, Id. Nov.
(f. 89d.)
Ralph de Strubby. Signification that on 2 Non. Feb in the second year of his pontificate, pope Clement made provision to him of a canonry and prebend of Lincoln, which provision had no effect, as the papal chancery asserts that by virtue of the bull Execrabilis the said canonry and prebend were not void. Wherefore Ralph, who has incurred great labour and expense in the matter, prays the pope for a canonry of Lincoln, notwithstanding that he has the church of Totel, value 6 marks 6s. 8d. Granted. Avignon, 3 Non. Nov.
(f. 93.)
Edward prince of Wales duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester. Signification that Thomas bishop of Lincoln appropriated to the abbess and convent of Elnestowe two moieties of that church, situated in the nave of the monastery, and held by two rectors, value 14 marks, which appropriation was of little avail on account of the small value of the church and the reservation of a vicar's portion; wherefore the bishop ordered the cure of souls to be undertaken by a priest paid by the religious, and, to avoid the inconvenience caused by the chanting of psalms in the nave of the monastery, he transferred the parish church to the chapel of St. Helen, in the cemetery of the monastery; the prince therefore prays the pope to confirm what has been done.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Non. Nov.
(f. 104.)
The abbot and convent of Waltham. On behalf of Clement Frankelein, of Ferendon, near Byfield, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Westminster.
Granted to the amount of 80 marks with cure of souls 20 without. Avignon, Id. Nov.
Ibid.
Thomas, the aforesaid abbot, for plenary remission at the hour of death; and that he may impart the same to seven of his canons.
Granted; but he must name the persons. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For leave to create three notaries.
Granted for two. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For leave to dispense three clerks, being absent, of illegitimate birth, so that they may be ordained and hold a benefice.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Thomas called “de Anderby,” of the diocese of York, of illegitimate birth, whose mother, before he was begotten, was sponsor to another son of the same father by another woman, and who in ignorance of this received the tonsure, for a dispensation that he may be promoted to holy orders, and hold a benefice. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 105d.)
Laurence de Hastings, earl of Pembroke, lord of Weyseford and Bergeveny. On behalf of his chaplain, Richard de Evesham, rector of Lideard Milicent, in the diocese of Salisbury, value 8l. for a canonry and prebend of Salisbury. Granted. Avignon, 15 Kal Dec.
Ibid.
Robert de Askeby, rector of Wessington, in the diocese of Durham, chaplain of the archbishop of York. For the canonry and prebend of Salisbury, void by the death of Peter de Galatieni, papal chaplain; notwithstanding that Master Richard de Chaddesleye is said to occupy the same. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 123d.)
King Edward and queens Isabella and Philippa. Whereas, at their request, a papal exemption was granted to all members, men and women, of the order of Sempringham, they pray for confirmation of the ancient privileges granted to the same by former popes, as exhibited by papal mandate to the venerable father lord of Montolieu.
Let them be seen and examined in the chancery, and those that are to be confirmed be confirmed. Avignon, 4 Non. Dec.
Ibid.
The same. For the appointment of conservators and defenders of the said privilege and exemption, according to the form of the council, of Vienne. Granted for three years. Dated as above.
(f. 127.)
John de Muncur, of the diocese of St. Andrews. For the vicarage of Inverness, in the diocese of Moray, void by the promotion of John de Hathery to the church of Thanedas, in the diocese of St. Andrews.
Granted. Avignon. Non. Dec.
(f. 128.)
Robert de Den, canon of Dunkeld. For leave to choose his confessor, who shall give him plenary absolution at the hour of death.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Dec.
(f. 132d.)
David king of Scotland. Whereas he assigned to the priory of Rustinot, in the diocese of St. Andrews, and to the canons serving therein, a yearly sum of 20 marks, to be paid on the feast of St. John Baptist, from the great custom (magna custuma) of the burgh of Donnde, in the diocese of Brechin, belonging to the king, he prays the pope to confirm the same; the tenor of it being sent under the seal of the bishop of St. Andrews and the abbot of Aberbrothoc.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. Dec.
Ibid. William, bishop of Aberdeen. For license to create two notaries.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 135d.)
John la Porta, prior of Montacute, in the diocese of Bath. That his confessor may give him plenary absolution at the hour of death.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Dec.
Ibid.
The same. For licence to make a will, notwithstanding any resignation he may make according to the custom of the Cluniac or other order. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 136d.)
William de Coventre, of the diocese of Dunblane, licentiate in civil law. Whereas he obtained the church of Inhyrharyte, in the diocese of St. Andrews, on its voidance by the resignation of John de Coventre, and held it for four years without being ordained, and he doubts whether John and his predecessors in the said church were also unordained, in which case the collation would have lapsed to the apostolic see; he prays the pope to grant him the church anew, remitting the moderate fruits he has received, notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of Ross and Abernethy.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Dec.
(f. 138.)
Walter de Coventre, of the diocese of Dunblane, M.A. licentiate in civil law. For the archdeaconry of Dunblane, void by reason that William de Iheteme, since deceased, accepted the subdeanery, and held it and the archdeaconry without dispensation. Walter has canonries and prebends of Ross and Abernethy, and a canonry of Dunkeld with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 139.)
Henry earl of Lancaster, Derby, and Leicester, steward of England. On behalf of William de Savinhaco, of the diocese of Lescar, for the canonry of Lincoln and prebend of Langueton in Brossmisswolde, now held by William de Edington, when they shall be void by his promotion and consecration to the see of Winchester; notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in the gift of the archbishop, dean, and chapter of Auch, and has a canonry of Bayeux, with expectation of a prebend; or for the prebend of Bromyard, in Hereford, about to be void in like manner. Granted. Avignon, 18 Kal. Jan.
(f. 40d.)
William Toli, a poor clerk, of Dunmow, in the diocese of London who fought when Henry, patriarch of Constantinople, was killed by the Turks. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of London, notwithstanding that he has papal letters for a poor clerk's benefice in the gift of the Augustinian abbot and convent of Orlyche (Barlinch), which letters he lost at sea on his return to England.
Granted for the amount of 25 marks with cure of souls, 15 without. Avignon, 16 Kal. Jan.
(f. 141.)
Raymond cardinal of New St. Mary's. On behalf of John Wawayn, clerk of the constable of Bordeaux for the king of England, for the canonry and prebend of Romsey, value 40 marks, now held by William de Edyndon, as soon as it shall be void.
Granted. Avignon, 18 Kal. Jan.
Ibid.
Motu proprio
the pope makes provision to Master Raymund Pelegrini, papal nuncio, of the hospital of St. Cross, near Winchester, value 10 marks 12s. 2d. as soon as it shall be void by the consecration of William, bishop elect of Winchester. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 143d.)
John Bateman, of Couton, in the diocese of York: For the office of notary public, notwithstanding that he married a widow, now dead; and for a dispensation that he may minister in the orders he received before bigamy, and enjoy the privilege of clergy.
Granted as to the office. Avignon, 18 Kal. Jan.
(f. 145.)
John la Porta, monk of Montacute, in the diocese of Bath. For the priory of the same, void by the death of his brother John.
Granted. Avignon, 16 Kal. Jan.
(f. 146.)
John de Bradewas, of the diocese of Worcester. Signification that being dispensed on account of illegitimacy he obtained the church of Seggesbarwe, value only 10 marks; he now prays for a dispensation to hold an additional benefice. Granted. Avignon, 18 Kal. Jan.
Ibid.
Henry de Schipton, treasurer of Shrewsbury. That his confessor may give him plenary indulgence at the hour of death.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 154d.)
S. la Porta, of the diocese of Limoges, brother of the late prior of Montacute. For the canonry and prebend of Salisbury when they shall be void by the consecration of William, bishop elect of Winchester.
Granted. Avignon, Kal. Jan.
(f. 156d.)
William de Edyndon, bishop elect of Winchester. For faculty to choose his confessor, who shall be able to absolve him.
Granted, according to the form customary for prelates. Avignon, 4 Non. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. For a plenary indulgence according to the usual form.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For a dispensation that he shall not be bound to be consecrated for three months beyond the usual time, and that he shall meanwhile hold his benefices. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For a portable altar. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For leave to grant dispensations to those of England who are unable to come to the Roman court; that, being illegitimate, they may be ordained and hold a benefice.
Granted for twelve barn of unmarried, parents, and for eight others, sons of priests or married men. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For leave to reserve and grant to six clerks one benefice apiece. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For leave to exact a moderate charitable subsidy from all persons secular and regular who obtain benefices in his diocese for which the tenth is paid. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For leave to confer the office of notary public on six clerks. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 157.)
William, abbot, and the convent of St. Wereburge, Chester. For the exemption of themselves from ordinary, archiepiscopal, and archidiaconal jurisdiction and restraint, and also of the church of St. Oswald, situate under their roof and commonly called the parish church of St. Wereburge, with its towns and territories, and the dependant chapels of Bruere and Wyrvyn, and that they may be immediately subject to the apostolic see, offering to pay a yearly cess to the Roman church as is done by other like exempt monasteries in England.
The abbot and convent, the monastery, monks, and lay brothers are exempted. Avignon, 3 Non. Jan.
(f. 159d.)
John de FitzWarin, knight in Wales. Signification that the monastery of St. Peter's, Shrewsbury, which his ancestors founded, situate on the public road, is exposed to inundations, and that much of it has fallen. He therefore prays the pope to appropriate to it the church of Walton, value 40l. and that of Egemendon, value 12l. each governed by a vicar, in the patronage of the abbot and convent, for the repair of the buildings and keeping up hospitality, to take effect on the resignation or death of the present rectors; notwithstanding that the bishop and archdeacon have been wont to receive the fruits of the same during their voidance.
To be carried out by the diocesan. Avignon, 6 Id. Jan.