Volume XI
5 Clement VI

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1896

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'Volume XI: 5 Clement VI', Petitions to the Pope: 1342-1419 (1896), pp. 110-117. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92361 Date accessed: 30 October 2014.


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5 Clement VI

1346.(f. 39d.)
Queen Philippa. On behalf of her clerk and treasurer Roger de Cloune, for a canonry and prebend of Wells, notwithstanding that he has the church of Northam, in the diocese of Exeter, value 22 marks, and the chapel of Swinesheved, in that of Lincoln, of so small value that it is not taxed, and a canonry of Salisbury, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 8 Id. June.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of her secretary, Sir Richard de Aston, for a canonry and prebend of Lichfield, notwithstanding that he has the church of Skelton, in the diocese of Carlisle, value 30l. and a canonry of Hereford with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of her and the king's clerk, Master John de Hollande, for a benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Shaftesbury, notwithstanding that he has the church of Alwington value 10 marks, and a canonry and prebend of Chulmlegh, value 2 marks, in the diocese of Exeter. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 39d.)
Roger de Thorpgate, of the diocese of Norwich. Signification that lately there has arisen matter of dispute between Richard, son of Adam Blakewyne, of Outeby, of the diocese of Lincoln, who by papal authority has obtained, and Walter Loveday, who asserts that by authority of the ordinary provision has been made to him of, the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Watteford; Richard having had provision made to him before Walter was intruded into the vicarage, and that the cause having, on Richard's appeal to Rome, been committed to John de Jaurens, papal chaplain and auditor of causes of the papal palace, and by him passed on to the Roman court, where after affidavit made, exhibition and admission of articles proved by witnesses, the cause was proceeded with before him at the instance of Richard, and in the contumacy of Walter. Whereupon, the cause being not decided, Walter died in England, and Richard in Rome, so that the vicarage is void and at the pope's disposal, although John Pistor of Bedford thrust himself into it on the death of the above. Wherefore the said Richard prays the pope to make provision to him of the vicarage, in succession to Richard, notwithstanding that John is in possession of it; and also that the cause he committed to the said John de Jarens. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 8 Id. June.
(f. 40d.)
William, abbot of Evesham. On behalf of Robert de Clopton, of the diocese of Worcester, for the church of Haselton, void by the resignation made to the abbot of Cluny in virtue of a papal commission to the same by the proctor of John de Aston, late rector, its value being 8½ marks. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 2 Id. June
(f. 41.)
Ildebrand, bishop of Padua. On behalf of Benedict de Wrchstede, his chaplain, of the diocese of Norwich, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Ely. Granted. Villandraut, 17 Kal. July.
(f. 50d.)
Henry, earl of Lancaster. On behalf of his clerk of the treasury, Peter de Wottone, for a canonry of London and prebend of Bromeswode, otherwise called Bromesbury, void by the resignation of Gerald de Cantalauda, made by his proctor to Cardinal de Fargis; notwithstanding any papal reservation of the same, or that the said Peter has the church of Edmerthorp, in the diocese of Lincoln, value 23l. 6s. 8d. or that papal provision has been made to him of a canonry of Hereford with expectation of a prebend, and of a prebend of Salisbury.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 17 Kal. July.
(f. 54d.)
The abbot of St. Augustine's Canterbury. For conservators for five years. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 15 Kal. July
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to let to farm their rents and appropriated churches as they shall see fit, any ordinances of the archbishop notwithstanding. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For power to create two notaries of his choice, and also Valentine atte Pathe, of the diocese of Worcester.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 62d.)
William de Salinis, monk of St. Saviour's, Bermondsey. For dispensation on account of illegitimacy, so that he may be promoted to benefices and dignities of the Cluniac order.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 9 Kal. July.
(f. 64.)
David Oconchuer, clerk, of the diocese of Ross. For dispensation to him, being the son of a priest, that he may be ordained and obtain benefices with cure of souls.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 17 Kal. July.
Ibid.
John Fressinsfield, scholar, of the diocese of Meath. For dispensation to him, being the son of a priest, that he may be ordained and hold a benefice with cure of souls. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Matthew Ocluman, of the diocese of Killala, present at the Roman Court. For dispensation that he, being the son of a priest and married woman, may be ordained and hold a benefice with cure of souls.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 64.)
John Jacob, clerk, of the diocese of St. Davids. For dispensation that he, being the son of a priest, may be ordained and hold a benefice with cure of souls. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
John de Spenton, clerk, of the diocese of York. For dispensation that he, being the illegitimate son of a married man, may be ordained and hold a benefice with cure of souls.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 70.)
Henry, earl of Lancaster. Whereas matter of discord has arisen between the abbot and convent of Thornton, in the diocese of Lincoln, and a certain knight their neighbour, John, minister of the said knight, with accomplices seized a boat carrying a supply of victuals of the abbot and convent within the domain of the monastery, cutting the ropes of the said boat and taking the sailors' clothes; so that on hearing the disturbance, some of the monastery servants came out armed to recover the boat, and when Sir Peter Fraunke, professed in the said monastery, thinking that he, as the knight's kinsman, could amicably recover what had been seized, came to the spot and urged the said John, in the sweetest possible way, to give up the booty; but not prevailing in this way, and being provoked by John's language, he took weapons from those who stood by, and wounded John so that he died. The earl therefore prays that, as the said Peter is of knightly origin, professed, and ordained priest, and has no means of getting the necessaries of life, the pope will grant him a dispensation so that he may minister in the orders he has received, and keep his position in the monastery.
Granted as to minor orders, and a benefice without cure of souls. Villeneuve by Avignon, 2 Kal. July.
(f. 77d.)
Walter Carru, of the diocese of Exeter. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop, dean, and chapter.
Granted to the value of 30 marks with cure of souls, 20 without. Villeneuve by Avignon, 6 Non. July.
(f. 78.)
Ralph de Bondeby, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, fellow of Master Thomas de Fastolf, auditor of papal palace causes. For a canonry of Wells, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that by papal authority he expects a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Thornholm, which has been reserved to him.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 3 Non. July.
(f. 80.)
Alan de Crophill, M.A. son of Sir Ralph de Crophill, baron, reminds the pope that he is petitioning for a benefice with cure of souls, value 60 marks in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough.
Granted to the amount of 40 marks. Villeneuve by Avignon, 3 Non. July.
(f. 86d.)
John, bishop of Hereford. For faculty to create two notaries public, who are much needed in his diocese.
Granted. Avignon, 17 Kal. Aug.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to have to serve in his chapel or his lodging two mendicant or possessioned religious, even if they be not of his diocese. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to visit the limina apostolorum, which he is bound by oath to do annually, once in three years.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 88d.)
Patrick de Bothewill, clerk, of the diocese of Glasgow, recommended to the pope by the lady Cristiana de Brus, aunt of the king of Scotland. For dispensation that he being under age may hold a benefice. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 15 Kal. July.
The same. For provision to him of a canonry of Dunkeld, with reservation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 91d.)
David, king of Scotland. Signification that he by virtue of immemorial custom has appointed to the church of Kinkel, in the diocese of Aberdeen, void by the promotion of William, bishop of St. Andrews, and his consecration at Rome, and belonging to the presentation of the bishop of St. Andrews. John de Bothwell was thus presented to the bishop of Aberdeen and instituted by him, and has held the said rectory for five years. But the king has heard that William de Egiishame, the said rector's third or fourth predecessor, held it together with the archdeaconry of St. Andrews without lawful dispensation. He therefore prays the pope for the avoiding of all scruple of doubt to confer the church anew on the said John, notwithstanding any special or general papal reservation, or provision of a canonry with reservation of a prebend.
Granted. Avignon, 15 Kal. Aug.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the said John, for a canonry of Moray, with reservation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 100.)
William, bishop of Aberdeen. On behalf of his chaplain Sicardus Joannini, of the diocese of Vabres. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop of that diocese, notwithstanding that he has a chaplaincy in the church of St. Mary of Miracles, Avignon, which he is ready to resign. Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. Aug.
(f. 109d.)
William de Savinhaco, clerk, of the diocese of Lescar. Signification that on the promotion of William, bishop of Winchester, the said W. de Savinhaco obtained from the pope the prebend of Brumierd in the diocese of Hereford that had been reserved to him, but he lately understood that John, bishop of Hereford, at the time of his promotion held the said prebend, which, on its voidance William, afterwards bishop of Winchester, procured to be conferred on himself by the king, and held until his own consecration, so that it has been void in the pope's gift since the promotion of the bishop of Hereford. W. de Savinhaco therefore prays the pope to confer it anew of him.
Granted, however the prebend may be void. Avignon, 8 Kal. Aug.
(f. 116d.)
John de Trevaur, bishop of St. Asaph. For faculty to make provision to four of his clerks of one benefice apiece from those in his gift, even with cure of souls.
Granted of two apiece. Avignon, Kal. Aug.
Ibid.
The same. For an indulgence of three years and three quadragene to those who, being in a state of grace, visit the church of St. Asaph on the feast or during the octave of that saint.
Granted for the feast, for one year and one quadragena. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For plenary remission at the hour of death to himself and his mother Susanna, to his brothers Edmund and Lewellin, to his uncles, Masters Gruffin and Matthew de Trevaur, to William ap Allo and Angharat his wife, of the diocese of St. Asaph, to John Sancey of the diocese of Besançon, to Master Robert de Solbiry, rector of Ikham, in the diocese of Canterbury, and to Master Robert de Tresk, canon of Salisbury. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to grant dispensation to persons of illegitimate birth, their condition and number to be determined by the pope.
Granted for twelve, even if four of them be sons of a priest or of a married man. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For power to create four notaries.
Granted for two. Dated as above.
(f. 117.)
Thomas de Courtenay, knight, legitimate brother of the earl of Devon. For plenary remission at the hour of death to himself and Muriel his wife. Granted. Avignon, Kal. Aug.
Margaret, late the wife of John de Dynham, knight. For plenary remission at the hour of death to herself and her legitimate sons, John de Dynham, knight, and Oliver de Dynham.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
John de Holande, canon of Chulmelegh, and Thomas de Crosse, canon of Crediton, the king's clerks. For plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Richard de Braylegh, dean of Exeter, and John Knyght, rector of Byrinerberd (Berryn Arbor), in the same diocese. For plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 119.)
Thomas de Trillek. Whereas John XXII. made provision first to him, and then to Alan de Conesbourgh, of the reserved canonry and prebend of Yatton, void by the death of Robert de Baldok, matter of dispute arose between the said Thomas and Alan, and Robert de Stratford, now bishop of Chichester, who detained the said canonry and prebend by collation of the ordinary, made subsequently to the papal reservation. The usual inhibition was made by the papal auditor, Giles de Bonavento, after which Thomas held possession of the canonry and prebend, but Alan opposed him on the ground that the prebend of Yatton could by custom and statute be held only by a priest, and provision of it could not be made to Thomas, who was under age. Subsequently the auditor, after further proceedings, died, and on the promotion of master Robert to be bishop of Chichester the pope committed the cause to Sir Dynus de Urbino, papal auditor, who proceeded to hear and determine it. Alan, for good reasons, renounced the provision made to him of the canonry and prebend, and his part in the suit; the cardinal of Albano, by papal order, receiving his resignation. The said Thomas, licentiate in civil and canon law, prays that provision be made to him anew of the said canonry and prebend, notwithstanding the above process, and also that he has the parish church of Eadburbury, in the diocese of Lincoln, and a canonry of Hereford with the prebend of Moreton minor, and the chapel of Inmere.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Kal. Aug.
(f. 121d.)
Richard de Turbervyle, M.A. and scholar of theology in the university of Oxford. Whereas he, by collation of the bishop of St. Davids, held in that church for five years a canonry and prebend, value 4 marks, which he spent on his studies; but as it appears that master John de Walwayn, who formerly held the same, died at Rome, Richard prays the pope to remove all doubt by confirming them to him, or making provision of them to him anew, remitting the fruits received, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Llandaff, value 7l. 15s. 10d.
Provision is made, and fruits received in good faith are remitted. Avignon
, 7 Id. Aug.
(f. 127d.)
Edward, king of England. On behalf of his clerk, keeper of his privy seal, Master John de Thoresbi. For the deanery of Lichfield, void by promotion of Richard Fitz Rauf, master in theology, archbishop elect of Armagh, notwithstanding that John has the canonries and prebends of Thorngate in Lincoln, and South Muskam in Southwell, and the parish church of Underle, in the diocese of Lincoln, value together 66 marks, both the deanery and Underle having cure of souls.
Granted. Avignon, Non. Aug.
(f. 132.)
John de Vienna, canon of Salisbury. Signification that on the promotion of William, bishop of Winchester, he obtained a canonry and prebend of Hereford, void by the promotion and consecration of the said bishop, provision having been made to him by papal letters; but he afterwards understood that John, now bishop of Hereford, at the time of his promotion held the said canonry and prebend, and the said William procured that they should, when thus void, be conferred on him by the king, and has held them up to the time of his promotion and consecration, so that they are now void in the gift of the pope. John de Vienna therefore prays the pope to make provision to him of the said canonry and prebend.
Granted, however they may be void. Avignon, 8 Id. Aug.
(f. 139d.)
Richard, bishop of Ossory, present in the Roman court. Signification that on setting out on business against certain heretics in his diocese and their abettors, he was despoiled by them of all his personal and episcopal goods, and has remained so for many years, so that he has not wherewith to live or carry on his business before the pope. Seeing then that his diocese on account of the said heretics sorely needs visitation and correction, he prays the pope to allow him to visit the churches and monasteries of his diocese by a proctor and commissaries, who shall receive due and accustomed procurations, the constitution of Benedict XII. notwithstanding. Granted. Avignon, 15 Kal. Sept.
(f. 142d.)
Joan, queen of Scotland. On behalf of her servant John de Mair, papal chaplain, for a canonry of Glasgow with reservation of a prebend, notwithstanding that, at her instance, papal provision has been made to him of the parish church of Kynneff, in the diocese of St. Andrews, and of the rectory of Ellon, in that of Aberdeen, of which he has not yet obtained possession.
Granted. Avignon, 15 Kal. Sept.
Ibid.
The same. For licence to the same John to make a will.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For plenary absolution to the same John at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 145.)
Thomas Michel, D.C.L. rural dean of Fincham, in the diocese of Norwich, and William de Morton, rector of Hulm. Whereas Stephen, bishop of St. Pons de Tomières, by verbal order of the pope, received their resignations of the said benefices, that the deanery should be given to William, and the rectory to Thomas, notwithstanding any general or special reservations. Granted. Avignon, 10 Kal. Sept.
(f 151.)
Daniel, archbishop of Bostra. On behalf of John Mason of Spalding, and Robert Permay, for the office of notary public.
Granted. Avignon, 8 Kal Sept.
(f. 151d.)
Adam Fitz Oweyn, of the diocese of Meath, B.C.L. For a dignity or parish church in the gift of the bishop and clergy of Meath, value 40l.
Granted, to the value of
30 marks with cure of souls, 20 without. Avignon, 6 Kal. Sept.
(f. 152d.)
Aymer, cardinal of St. Anastasia's. Whereas Roger Sampford of the diocese of Armagh, by virtue of collation made to him by the pope, obtained possession of the parish church of Tambachtkieth, with its chapel or chapels in the said diocese, and then living in the Roman court, put off being promoted to holy orders so that the collation of the said church belongs to the apostolic see; the cardinal prays the pope to give the said church, value 3l., to his chaplain, Master Charles Macheda, notwithstanding that he has canonries in Armagh, Tuam, Annadown, and Derry, with 10s. by way of prebend in the diocese of Annadown, and a third part of the fruits of the church of Donachmore, without cure of souls in the diocese of Derry, and the moiety of the rectory of Atochill, in the diocese of Connor, whose value together does not exceed 3l. 10s.
Granted, with dispensation to hold all the above. Avignon
, 6 Kal. Sept.
(f. 155.)
John de Buxeria, M.A. S.T.B. who was lately token by the English and despoiled, and had to pay a ransom. For a benefice in the gift of the bishop and chapter of Nantes.
Granted. Avignon, Kal. Aug. (fn. 1)
(f. 164.)
Roger Sampford, canon of Armagh, who has on the business of that church eight times carried money due to the papal camera, and laboured at the apostolic see. For reservation to him of a benefice in the gift of the archbishop, notwithstanding that he holds the said canonry.
Granted, to the value of 30 marks with cure of souls, 20 without. Avignon, 6 Kal. Sept.
(f. 174d.)
The abbot and convent of St. German's, Selby, in the diocese of York. Signification that since they desire to repair their church, which is in part ruinous, and the chapter house, dormitory, treasury and other buildings, lately burned, their rents are so small, and the monastery so burdened by unwonted charges on account of the floods that cover their lands for three miles and more, and have destroyed a great part of the embankment, in building which the abbot and convent have spent 200l. and more, and when the work was nearly finished it was swept away; the abbot and convent also, the road being stopped by the flood, are forced to find vessels and men, and also have to pay pensions to the king, the archbishop, and others, on the voidance of the monastery, amounting to 100l. as well as the ordinary pensions to students and other yearly expenses amounting to 40l. and have to lodge and feed many poor pilgrims and guests passing and repassing between England and Scotland, whose number has lately much increased, so that they have not enough means to support their burdens. They therefore pray the pope to unite to their monastery the parish church of Brayton of their patronage, value 33l. 6s. 8d. so that on the death or resignation of the rector they may take possession of and hold it to their uses; and as it is distant less than a mile from the monastery, that it may be served by the monks, notwithstanding that the archbishop and archdeacon of York are wont to receive a certain portion of the fruits of the said church during its voidance.
Granted. Avignon, Kal. Sept.

Footnotes

1 From the roll of the University of Paris.