Volume XII
5 Clement VI

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1896

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'Volume XII: 5 Clement VI', Petitions to the Pope: 1342-1419 (1896), pp. 117-123. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92362 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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5 Clement VI

(f. 2d.)
John de Drax, monk of Selby, M.A. and scholar in theology. For leave to choose his confessor. Granted. Avignon, Id. Sept.
(f. 11d.)
William de Colford, of the diocese of Bath. For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Glastonbury, value 36 marks.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Id. Sept.
(f. 12d.)
John Deveneys, formerly bishop elect of Winchester. On behalf of his sister, Agnes de Cormayls, lady of the manor of Schottesden, in the diocese of Winchester. For faculty that she may have divine offices celebrated in her chapel, built of old in the said manor, it being a mile from the parish church. Granted. Avignon, Id. Sept.
(Ibid.)
The same. On behalf of his proctor Edmund Chinham, of the diocese of Winchester, For a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Hyde, value 40 marks with cure of souls, or 30 without; remitting the examination to Master Raymund Pelegrini, papal nuncio, Edmund being unable to come to the Roman court.
Granted. Dated as above.
1346.(Ibid.)
The same. For a plenary remission to himself and his brother Nicholas, to Master Walter de Merton, rector of Toriton, in the diocese of Exeter, and to William Spersholte, monk of Winchester, his fellow.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 23d.)
John de Derby, prior of the secular church of St. Léger in Jobia, in the diocese of Gap, and Isnardus Guasqui canon of Wells and prebendary of Wiveliscombe. Whereas they have resigned their benefices in order to exchange them, verbal papal mandate having been given to that effect to Stephen, bishop of St. Pons de Tomières, they pray the pope to make provision to them of the same.
Granted. Avignon, 14 Kal. Oct.
(f. 27d.)
The abbot and convent of Selby. Signification that at the first foundation of their monastery their woods and preserves with wild beasts assigned to them were contiguous to those of the archbishop of York, the earl of Warrenne, and the lord of Mowbray, so that the religious and those of their servants appointed to take game were illtreated by the said temporal lords and many were killed, and the game driven off, so that dissensions arose, and their woods and preserves will be rendered useless to them unless the pope assists the abbot and monks in restraining these conflicts. They therefore pray for an indult that the abbot with three or four monks, or three monks with the abbot's licence, may be able to be present when the game is taken; the constitution “Ne in agro dominico,” and those of pope Benedict and others, notwithstanding.
Granted for five years. Avignon, 3 Id. Sept.
(f. 28d.)
Raymund Pelegrini, papal nuncio in England. On behalf of Master Robert de Reding, engaged in London on business of the apostolic see, for the prebend in the church of Bromyard, void by the consecration of John, bishop of Hereford, notwithstanding that Robert has a prebend of St. Probus in the diocese of Exeter, value 5 marks.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Sept
Ibid.
Thomas Hemeri, of the diocese of Lincoln. For a benefice in the gift of the prior and Augustinian convent of Drax, in the diocese of York. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 30)
John de la Ryvere, knight, lord of the towns of Tormarton and Acton, in the diocese of Worcester, and patron of the parish churches of the same. Signification that he, with consent of Wulfstan, bishop, and the chapter of Worcester, converted the rectory and rector of Tormarton into a wardenship and warden, endowing them, with the king's consent, with two carucates of plough land, and a messuage or manse in the said town, so that there should be the warden, four chaplains, a deacon, a sub-deacon, and three choristers in the said church, with stipends and duties assigned to them, and that afterwards he gave the patronage of Acton to the said warden, and with the bishop's and chapter's consent appropriated it to the same. He therefore prays the pope to confirm the appropriation and endowment, the yearly value of the said churches amounting to 100 marks, and to approve what has been done. Granted. Avignon, Id. Sept.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his mother, Dionisia de la Ryvere, for plenary absolution at the hour of death.
Granted. Dated, as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John Noble, priest, of the diocese of Worcester, accompanying him to the Holy Sepulchre, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Tewkesbury.
Granted to an amount not stated. Dated as above.
(f. 32.)
Thomas Makearwill, archdeacon of Cashel, papal chaplain. Whereas he has lately come to the apostolic see on his election by the chapter, although the pope had already made provision of that church, he prays on behalf of Nicholas O'Grada, his ancient servant, of the diocese of Killaloe, the son of a subdeacon, already dispensed so as to be ordained and hold one, and then two benefices, for a further dispensation that he may accept and hold whatever benefices are canonically offered him. Granted. Avignon, 3 Id. Sept.
Ibid.
The same. Signification that Thomas O'Cormakayn, his ancient servant, of the diocese of Killaloe, the son of a deacon, has been dispensed so as to be ordained and hold one, and then two benefices. He therefore prays on behalf of the said Thomas for a further dispensation that he may accept and hold whatever benefices are canonically offered him. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 32d.)
The same. Signification that in Ireland there are found hardly any persons for the service of God and the church. He therefore prays for faculty to grant dispensations to twelve persons of illegitimate birth, that they may be ordained and hold a benefice apiece.
Granted for six, four being sons of unmarried persons, and two of a priest, deacon, or subdeacon. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his chaplain William Obrodyr called ‘Laneras,’ for a canonry of Ossory, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Cashel, with two annexed vicarages, value 10 marks. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to create two notaries public.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 33.)
Walter de Goushale of the diocese of Dublin, who has long served the apostolic see in Ireland. Signification that he has been dispensed on account of illegitimacy so as to be ordained and hold three benefices in succession. He prays for a further dispensation to be advanced to any grade or dignity. Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Sept.
Ibid.
The same. For a canonry of Limerick, with reservation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has a canonry of Dublin with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 41.)
Joan, queen of Scotland. On behalf of John Carpentarii, a Minorite lay-brother, that his confessor may give him plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, Kal. Oct
Ibid.
Joan and Nicholas Cobbam, Katherine Bennimund, Elizabeth Ferreus, friars John de Stodham, and Robert de Sancto Albano, for plenary absolution at the hour of death. Granted. Avignon, 6 Non. Oct.
(f. 44.)
The prior of the Hospitallers in England. For conservators for five years. Granted for three years. Avignon, 6 Non. Oct.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Walter Aleyn, for the office of notary public. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 46.)
Henry McMurquirtid, skilled in the law, of the diocese of Ardagh. Signification that the archdeaconry of the same has been void for sixteen years by the consecration of the late bishop John, value only 3 marks, which is so little that no one has petitioned for it. He prays for the same. Granted. Avignon, 6 Non. Oct.
(f. 56.)
Queen Philippa. On behalf of her chaplain, Sir Richard Basset of Iringchester, of the diocese of Lincoln, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Leicester, value 30l. with cure of souls, or 20l. without.
Granted to the same number of marks. Avignon, 6 Non. Oct.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John de Welewyk, B.C.L. of the diocese of Lincoln, for a like benefice in the gift of the bishop of Bath.
Granted as above. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Sir John Leyward, priest, of Antwerp, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Bavon, Ghent, value 60 pounds of Tours with cure of souls, or 40 without.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Master Robert de Luffenham, for faculty to create two notaries. Granted for one. Dated as above.
(f. 58.)
Lady Blanche de Wake. On behalf of her kinsfolk Robert de Stotevill and Isabella de Wake, for a portable altar.
Granted, Avignon, 6 Non. Oct.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of her secretary John de Colne, of the diocese of London, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Ramesey, value 40l. with cure of souls, or 30 without.
Granted to an amount not stated. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John Yon, of the diocese of Winchester, for a like benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of St. Mary's, Winchester. Granted as above. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Andrew Hobes of Wermestre, of the diocese of Salisbury, for a like benefice in the gift of the treasurer of York.
Granted as above. Dated as above. Cancelled by order of the vice-chancellor because he had another grant.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Master Philip de Codeford, B.C.L. of the diocese of Salisbury, for a like benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Shaftesbury. Granted as above. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That the examination of the aforenamed clerks may be committed to the papal collector in England.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Edmund Bouler, priest, of Hereford. For the chancellorship of Wells, value 40 marks, void by the death of Master Thomas Luggore, notwithstanding that he has a vicarage or chaplaincy of Wells, which he is prepared to resign. Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Oct.
(f. 59d.)
Queen Philippa. Signification that the pope granted faculty to the bishop of Durham to make provision to fib persons nominated by her of canonries in six cathedrals and six collegiate churches, with reservation of prebends. She therefore prays that she may severally nominate the persons for the canonries and prebends, and that the bishop may make provision of the several canonries and reservation of the prebends according to her nomination.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Hon. Oct.
Ibid.
The same. Signification that the priory of Worcester is burdened by debt, the church is ruinous, and the manors are in need of repair. She therefore prays that for relief of the said burdens, and for the support of two monks, students at the university of Oxford, for the appropriation to the prior and convent of the church of Overbury, of their patronage, value 25l. a fit portion for a perpetual vicar being reserved. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 90d.)
Bertrand de Fargis, brother of the late cardinal R. de Fargis. For the canonry, prebend and deanery of Salisbury, void by the death of the said cardinal, notwithstanding that he has benefices in France, and a canonry and prebend of York, or for the canonry and prebend of Lincoln, and archdeaconry of Leicester, void in like manner.
Granted. Avignon, 18 Kal. Dec.
(f. 107.)
Duplicate of the above. Not dated.
(f. 110.)
Another of the same. Dated 13 Kal. Dec.
(f. 96d.)
William de Veyraco. For confirmation of the collation made to him of the canonry and prebend of York, void by the death of William de Kilesby. Granted. Avignon, 18 Kal. Dec.
(f. 115.)
King David and queen Joan of Scotland. Whereas the Friars Minors are placed in only three dioceses of the realm and have suffered more than other orders by wars, they desire licence to occupy a place given to them by king Robert in the town of Lanark.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Kal. Dec.
Ibid.
Richard de Vaughan, the king's envoy to the pope, for the canonry of Wells and prebend of Warminster, value 40 marks, void by the consecration of Walter Reginaldi, bishop of Worcester, notwithstanding that he has the church of Saltwode in the diocese of Canterbury, and canonries and prebends of London and Winwyk in the diocese of St. Davids. Granted. Avignon, 3 Kal. Dec.
(f. 124.)
Queen Philippa. On behalf of her college of masters, students and chaplains, called Queen's Hall, which she has lately founded at Oxford with the cooperation of Sir Robert de Eglesfeld, for the appropriation of the parish church of Newbold Pacy, in the diocese of Worcester, of which the provost and masters are patrons, the value of the benefice not exceeding 13 marks, to take effect on the death of the present rector, a portion being reserved for a vicar, all rights of the bishop and archdeacon notwithstanding.
Granted with the condition that fitting compensation be made to the bishop and archdeacon. Avignon, 3 Kal. Dec.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Sir Robert de Eglesfeld, her clerk, of the diocese of York, for a benefice with or without cure of souls, value 100l. in the gift of the bishop of Winchester.
Granted; the value of the benefice is not to exceed 40 marks with cure of souls, or 30 without. Dated as above.
Ibid.
John Skot of Clippesby, of the diocese of Norwich, envoy of queen Philippa. For a benefice with cure of souls, value 50l. in the gift of the bishop of Ely, notwithstanding that he has obtained from the pope the grant of a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Bromholm. Granted as above, Avignon, 3 Kal. Dec.
(f. 133d.)
Thomas Marescalli, brother of the pope's marshal. Whereas in the provision made to him of the custody of the chantry of Southampton, the warden with six chaplains having an income of 80 marks, by an error in the former petition the income had been stated as of 25 marks, the said provision may nevertheless take effect.
Granted under a fresh date. Avignon, 4 Non. Dec.
(f. 136.)
The abbess and convent of St. Mary's, Winchester. Whereas by the sterility of its lands, the destruction of its woods, and the diminution of its rents, as well as by the excessive number of nuns and sisters, it is unable to pay its debts, provide for its subjects, or repair its buildings, and is further reduced by its temporalities having been administered by the king, they pray for the confirmation of the appropriation of the church of Froylle in the diocese of Winchester, made by apostolic authority, and carried out by Adam, bishop of Winchester, but to which his successor William and the archbishop of Canterbury opposed themselves, the bishop sequestrating the income of the benefice.
To be carried out by the bishop of Hereford. Avignon, 8 Id. Dec.
(f. 136.)
Motu proprio the pope ratifies the acceptance of the prebend of York, void by the death of William de Ginsby, made by brother Barnaby Maffei, proctor of Anibaldus, bishop of Tusculum, and confers on him the said prebend, of which, by papal authority, he had expectation. Avignon, 5 Id. Dec.
(f. 138d.)
John de Charnoles, canon of York. For licence to choose a confessor who shall give him plenary absolution at the hour of death.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Id. Dec.
(f. 146d.)
John de Vienna, proctor of queen Isabella. Signification that the church of Bishopston, in the diocese of Salisbury, is void by papal provision to Master Richard de Thormerthon of a dignity of Wells, by virtue of which he obtained the chancellorship of the same. John prays for the said church, or, if it is not thus void, then as soon as the said Master Richard has obtained preferment, notwithstanding that John has canonries and prebends of Salisbury, Hereford and Wilton.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Dec.
(f. 147d.)
King Edward. On behalf of John de Thoresby, keeper of his privy seal, to whom reservation had been made by the pope of the deanery of Lichfield, void by the consecration of Richard, archbishop of Armagh. The king now prays for a dispensation for him to hold the church of Lampader Wawr, in the diocese of St. Davids, in the gift of the prince of Wales, notwithstanding he holds canonries and prebends of Thornegat in Lincoln, and Suthmascham in Southwell, and the parish church of Oundle. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Dec.
Ibid.
Edward, the king's eldest son, and Bartholomew de Burasch. On behalf of their clerk, James Beuford, for the church of Oundle, about to be void by the promotion of John de Thoresby to the deanery of Lichfield, notwithstanding that he holds the parish church of Stapellavington in the diocese of Salisbury, which he is prepared to resign on obtaining Oundle. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Dec.
(f. 151.)
John de Wilughby, knight, and Joan his wife, of the diocese of Lincoln. For a portable altar. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Dec.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Thomas Furnivale, John de Meres of Karketon, William de Heselbeche, and their wives, of John Bernard, Roger de Stikeford, Robert Raynaldi, rectors of Cibesay, Franton, and St. Peter's Torkesey, of Walter de Brunthorp and Robert, vicars of Kirketon in Holand, and Skytebroke, and of Alice de Weston, nun of St. Michael's by Stamford, for plenary absolution at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
1347.(f. 159.)
William, abbot of Beaulieu in the diocese of Winchester, and John, abbot of Whalley in that of Lichfield, masters of theology, and Hugh, Cistercian monk of St. Lupo, in the diocese of Chalons. That their confessors may give them plenary remission at the hour of death.
Granted. Avignon, Kal. Jan.
1346.(f. 172.)
Gerard Kereti, licentiate in laws, canon of Amiens and rector of Hauwik, in the diocese of Glasgow, clerk and counsellor of the king of the French, and of the requests of his majesty's household. For licence not to be ordained priest for seven years, and during that period to enjoy the fruits of his benefices.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his brother Henry Kereti, rector of Villers-en-bois, in the diocese of Amiens, for the like.
Granted. Dated as above.