Volume XXI
10 Clement VI

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'Volume XXI: 10 Clement VI', Petitions to the Pope: 1342-1419 (1896), pp. 208-227. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92374 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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10 Clement VI

(f. 6.)
William de Witlesei, B.C.L. archdeacon of Huntingdon, nephew of the archbishop of Canterbury. Whereas the pope gave him the church of Patrington, in the diocese of York, on 5 Id. Mar. an. 9, after which he petitioned for it; he prays for provision of the same under the said date, and for dispensation to hold it, together with the archdeaconry and other benefices to be named by him in the papal chancery. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 3 Id. May.
(f. 15d.)
William, bishop of Winchester. On behalf of John de Nubbeleye, rector of Alresford, for the provostship of the chapel of St. Elizabeth, in which there is a certain number of scholar clerks, and for dispensation to hold the same, together with Alresford, the income of the chapel being too small to be held by itself; notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Romesey.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 12 Kal. June.
1351.Ibid.
The same. For faculty to create John de Rennebury and John Bryan notaries public. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 16d.)
John Uppehulle, bachelor of civil and canon law. For the canonry and prebend of Wilton, void by the death of John called ‘Batheman,’ of Vienne; the pope having given to Uppehulle the church of Bishopston, which grant is useless; and notwithstanding that John Vyse accepted the said canonry and prebend by virtue of a papal grant, and obtained confirmation of the same, but did not obtain possession before his death. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. June.
(f. 17.)
Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke, and the abbess and convent of Deney, of the order of St. Clare, in the diocese of Ely. Signification that the countess built and endowed the said house and removed them to it from Waterbeche, the abbess and greater part of the convent consenting, while some sisters of Waterbeche left there to take care of it received others without licence of the abbess, and refused to move to Deney, but by authority of the ordinary were reduced to obedience, all the sisters consenting to the translation, and agreeing to remain at Deney, except sixteen. The countess and abbess and convent therefore pray the pope to confirm the said foundation and translation, and to decree that the abbess and convent shall not dwell elsewhere without special papal licence.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 12 Kal. June.
Ibid.
The same countess. On behalf of her councillor, William de Witlesey, archdeacon of Huntingdon, Richard de Plassy, archdeacon of Colchester, Stephen de Sutton, bachelors (Bakalariis), William de Chesterdon, B.C.L. John de Ellerk[er], archdeacon of Cleveland, Roger Cloun, John de Stafford, John de Scolle, Adam de Limbergh, Peter de Hakenesse, and John Charnes, rectors of churches, for dispensation to hold an additional benefice apiece, and to exchange the same.
Granted for the first two. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of her clerk. William, son of Edmund de Bereford, knight, rector of Apilley, which he obtained by papal dispensation, being illegitimate, for dispensation to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls and two without, and to exchange the same.
He may hold one benefice with cure of souls and three without. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Thomas de Baddeby, precentor and canon of Lichfield, for dispensation to hold the same, inasmuch as of the canonry and prebend of Lincoln, papal provision of which was made to him, he has not been able to obtain possession, yet is bound on doing so to resign the precentorship, canonry, and prebend of Lichfield, which, by institution of the ordinary, he has held for ten years and more.
Granted. Dated as above.
f. 18.)
Nicholas de Hethe. On behalf of Richard de Derby, of the diocese of Lichfield, for the church of Grenstede, in the diocese of Chichester, value 17l. void by the death of Anibaldus, bishop of Tusculum.
Granted. n.d.
[Marginal note.] Registered in the ninth year.
(f. 20d.)
Richard Radulphi, M.A. scholar in theology, of the diocese of Armagh, for reservation of the prebend of Howeliston in Emly, on its voidance by the consecration of John de Whitecote, bishop elect of Cloyne; notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Meath. Granted. Avignon, 16 Kal. July.
(f. 33d.)
King Edward. Whereas, on the voidance of the treasurership of York by the death of Francis Orsini (de Ursinis), papal notary, provision was made of it to Anibaldus, bishop of Tusculum, who died before obtaining possession of it, he prays the pope to give it to his clerk, John de Wynwyk. Granted. Avignon, 4 Id. June.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerks, Richard de Thoresby and Edmund de Grenesby, for dispensation to hold two benefices apiece with cure of souls, and to exchange the same.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Gervase de Wilford, for a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 34.)
The king, the queen mother, the earls of Lancaster and Arundel, and Henry de Pe[rc]y, baron, the king's kinsmen. On behalf of Henry de Pe[rc]y, scholar in arts, of the diocese of Durham, now in his nineteenth year, for dispensation to hold a benefice with cure of souls; notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend in the church of Chester-le-Street, in the diocese of Durham.
Granted. Avignon, 16 Kal. July.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the same for the like in Lincoln.
Ibid.
The king and queen Philippa. On behalf of Duncan son of William de Felton, who, on the wife's side, is of kindred to the king, for a benefice without cure of souls, value 40l. in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Durham. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Nicholas de Herle, an Englishman. For a plenary indulgence for forty persons to be named in the papal chancery.
Granted for ten. Dated as above.
(f. 35d.)
Roger de Herlaston, B.C.L. of the diocese of Lichfield, clerk of Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke, for a benefice with cure of souls, value 50l. in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough; notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Ely. Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. July.
(f. 38.)
Whereas the pope, in signing the exemption prayed for by the bishop of Lincoln for himself and members of his household, restricted it, as John XXII. did that granted to the bishop of Exeter, the pope is prayed to decree that the said exemption be not further extended to the prejudice of the papal camera.
Let letters be written in the terms of the concession, defining the limits of the exemption, and such letters are to have force. Avignon
, 13 Kal. July.
(f. 41.)
Robert de Askebi. On behalf of Thomas de Burgo, of the diocese of Carlisle, for a, benefice in the gift of the abbess and convent of Shaftesbury, value 40 marks with cure of souls, or 30 without, and for a dispensation to the same, who is in his twenty-second year.
Granted. Avignon, 13 Kal. July.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his kinsman, Robert de Askeby, of the diocese of Lincoln, for a benefice of like value in the gift of the abbot and convent of Glastonbury. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Walter Attebergh, steward of the duke of Lancaster, and Geoffrey de Scrop, canon of Lincoln, for a portable altar. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 41d.)
John, bishop of Exeter. On behalf of his nephew, Otbo de Northwode, bachelor of civil and canon law, in whose favour queen Philippa, the earl of Lancaster, and his kinsman, the earl of Salisbury, have written to the pope, for a canonry and prebend of Salisbury.
Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. July.
(f. 42.)
William de Osbaston. For confirmation of the papal provision made to him of the prebend of Wherewell, in the diocese of Winchester, void by the resignation of Nicholas Talmach, made to the ordinary, or for provision of the same. Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. July.
(f. 42d.)
The archdeacon of Huntingdon, nephew of the archbishop of Canterbury. On behalf of his kinsman, Reginald de Neuton, S.C.L. for a benefice, value 60 marks with cure of souls, or 30 without, in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Ely, and for dispensation to hold two additional benefices, and on resigning them to accept others.
Granted to the value of 40 marks with cure of souls, 30 without, and dispensation given. Avignon, 12 Kal. July.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his kinsman, Roger de Herleston, B.C.L. for a like benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough, and for reservation to him of one in the gift of the bishop of Ely. Granted as above. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Master William de Chesterton, B.C.L. for a like benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Glastonbury, and for reservation to him of a benefice in forma pauperum.
Granted as above. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Simon de Sutton, B.C.L. for a like benefice in the gift of the bishop, dean, and chapter of St. Davids.
Granted as above. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his brother Roger de Elingdon, for a like benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Ramesey, and for dispensation to him as the illegitimate son of a married man.
Granted as above. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The Same. On behalf of six scholars of his house, studying in the university of Cambridge, and other members, underwritten, of the household of the archbishop of Canterbury, for benefices to the value of 40 marks with cure of souls, or 30 without, as hereinafter described; namely:—
To Ralph de Holbech, M.A. and B.C.L. a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Edmunds.
To Richard de Wisbech, M.A. and for a long time student in theology, a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Albans.
To Thomas de Oxonia, M.A. and B.C.L. a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Abingdon.
To William de Sancto Bondulpho, M.A. and student in theology, a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Spalding.
To Robert de Witteby, bachelor and student in arts, a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York.
To Richard de Oudeby, who has incepted in arts, a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Leicester.
To Walter Pointin, a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Winchester.
To John de Burgo Sancti Petri, a benefice without cure of souls, value 30 marks, in the gift of the archbishop of York, and reservation of a benefice in forma pauperum.
To Peter de Hakenesse, a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Durham.
To John de Swinlee, a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Worcester.
To Richard de Lokamstede, a canonry of London, with expectation of a prebend.
To Thomas de Clopton, his official, a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend.
To Simon Withiel, his clerk, surrogation to Gregory de Redruth, now deceased, in the church of Withiel, about which Gregory had a suit, and reservation of a benefice in forma pauperum.
To Giles de Cokeriaumout, a canonry and prebend of [St. Vincent's] Senogie, in the diocese of Cambray.
Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. July.
(f. 43d.)
Thomas de Dirworth, of the diocese of Exeter, skilled in the law, in his twenty-first year, of illegitimate birth. For the church of Lansant, value 100s. in the said diocese, void by the death of Master Richard de Tedeworth at the Roman court.
Granted, and dispensation given. Avignon, 12 Kal. July.
(f 50.)
William de Stalmyn, priest, of the diocese of York, for a canonry of Southwell, with expectation of a prebend; notwithstanding that he has the perpetual vicarage of Gigleswick.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Non. July.
Ibid.
Nicholas de Otterbourn, knight, master of the king's infants. On behalf of John de Cromwelle, M.A. son of Ralph de Cromwelle, the knight and baron, who, in the campaign against the Turks, did, together with Martin Zacharie, build the castle of Smirna, and associated with him seven English knights, and other armed men, for a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend; notwithstanding that he has a church in the diocese of York.
Granted. Avignon, 8 Id. July.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, John de Swinlee, priest, of the diocese of Lichfield, for a benefice with cure of souls, value 50l. in the gift of the abbot and convent of Ramsey; notwithstanding that he has the church of Langeton, value 8l. in the same diocese.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For an indulgence of one year and forty days to those who visit the chapel of St. Mary, Wanteng, in the diocese of Salisbury, on the five feasts of the Blessed Virgin, and contribute to the fabric thereof.
Granted for the feast of the foundation, and for the other feasts a hundred days. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of himself and his wife, for a portable altar, and for twelve indulgences at the hour of death for persons to be named in the papal chancery. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 51.)
Henry, duke of Lancaster. On behalf of his chancellor, John de Welbourn, who has for two years held the canonry and prebend of Hustewait, in York, for provision of the same, seeing that they were specially reserved, and for remission of fruits received, for which he is ready to pay 200 gold florins to the Holy Land subsidy.
Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. July.
Ibid.
The prior and convent of Spalding. A great part of their possessions is situated between streams of fresh (recentis) water and the sea, so that they suffer much from inundations, and that their monastery, which was begun on a great scale, is very costly, so that they are burdened with debts and the duties of hospitality; they therefore pray for the appropriation of the church of Gibbetey, otherwise called ‘Sibbesey,’ of their patronage, value 73 marks, besides a pension of 13 marks; a portion of 30 marks being reserved for a vicar to be instituted by the archbishop of Canterbury.
Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. July.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to the aforesaid archbishop to receive from Richard de Badewe his resignation of the rectory of Somersham, and to make provision of it to Master William de Wittlesey, their councillor, bachelor of civil and canon law, who has the archdeaconry of Lincoln and three other benefices, inducting him into the same; intimation being duly given within six days to the papal nuncio in England.
Granted, with the necessary dispensation. Dated as above.
(f. 51d.)
The same. For a hundred indulgences to person to be named in the papal chancery, and for power to create three notaries, and for four portable altars to persons to be named in the chancery.
Granted for twenty persons to be named, for three notaries, and for portable altars to four persons to be named. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For an indulgence of three years and three quadragene to persons who give a subsidy to the fabric of their church.
Granted for one year and one quadragena. Dated as above.
(f. 58.)
John de Grey, D.C.L. son of Thomas de Grey, knight, of the diocese of Norwich. For a benefice with cure of souls in the gift of the bishop of Ely.
Granted to the value of 60 marks. Avignon, 3 Non. July.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John de Berkhampstead, skilled in the law, for a benefice with cure of souls, value 40l. in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough, with reservation of a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Lincoln.
Granted to the same number of marks. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Master John de Appelby, B.C.L. for a benefice with cure of souls, value 50l. in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York; notwithstanding that he has the church of St. Nicholas, Durham, and expects a benefice in the gift of the prior and chapter of Durham.
Granted to the same number of marks. Dated as above.
Ibid.
King Edward. Signification that the pope granted a dispensation to Alexander, son of Ralph de Neville, knight and baron, then in his fifteenth year, so as to hold a benefice with cure of souls, and that Alexander thereupon obtained the church of Aykeskarth, in the diocese of York; he therefore prays for a further dispensation to the said Alexander, now in his nineteenth year, to hold two benefices, with cure of souls, and to exchange the same.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Thomas, son of the aforesaid Ralph, Alexander's twin-brother, already dispensed in like manner, for a like further dispensation; notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of York, and the church of Brantingham.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 58d.)
Henry, earl of Lancaster. For a portable altar, at which his chaplain may celebrate divine offices in presence of himself, his wife, children, and household, and before dawn, and in places subject to interdict, and may administer to the same the sacraments of penance, confession, and the eucharist.
He may have the portable altar for himself and his wife, and divine offices may be celebrated before dawn and in places under an interdict. Avignon, 2 Non. July.
Ibid.
The same. For an extension of the indulgence of one year, granted to those who visit, at Michaelmas and during the octave, the hospital of St. Mary, Leicester, where his father is buried, of a third or fourth part of enjoined penance in addition to the said indulgence, or at least of an additional year, or two years.
Granted for one year and one quadragena. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of William de Savinhaco, for the canonry and prebend of Chichester, void by the death of John de Hildesle.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Richard de Melburn, receiver of his moneys, for a canonry of Lichfield, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his chaplain, John de Kimmesford, for a canonry of Salisbury, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, John de Mebourn, secretary of his sister the countess of Arundel, for a benefice, value 60l. with cure of souls, or 40l. without, in the gift of the archbishop, dean, and chapter of York; notwithstanding that he has the church of Witherdell.
Granted, etc. Dated as above.
(f. 59.)
Robert de Sitthayk, abbot of Holmkaltran. For licence to eat flesh meat on lawful days, he being weakened by toils and sickness.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Non. July.
Ibid.
Thomas de Bridkirk, canon of Auckland. For faculty to create two notaries to be named by him. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For a plenary indulgence at the hour of death to himself and six others to be named by him. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 59d.)
Robert de Askeby. On behalf of Ferrand Sancii, canon of Chichester, and prebendary of Selsey. For the canonry and prebend of Segovia, void by the death of John Ferrandi, Ferrand being ready to resign the canonry and prebend of Chichester. Granted. Avignon, 8 Id. July.
Ibid.
The same. For the aforesaid canonry and prebend of Chichester, on their voidance by the above-named resignation.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 60.)
Hugh, cardinal of Tulle. On behalf of William Boyl, S.C.L. canon of Aberdeen. For the canonry, prebend, and precentorship of Moray, on their voidance by the consecration of John bishop elect of Aberdeen; notwithstanding that he has the perpetual vicarage of Gamery, and expects a prebend of Aberdeen, and for the necessary dispensation.
Granted. Avignon, 8 Id. July.
Ibid.
David de Mara, of the diocese of Aberdeen, M.A. who, for eight years has studied civil and canon law. For the church of Connet, in the diocese of Aberdeen, void by the death of Master Thomas de Kinnimond, papal chaplain; notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Aberdeen, and the treasurership of Moray.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 62.)
Adam de Thorp, of the diocese of York. For a benefice, value 40l with care of souls, or 30l. without, in the gift of the archbishop of York. Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. July.
(f. 62d.)
Gilbert de Bruera, dean of St. Paul's, London, canon and prebendary of Edingdon in Romsey, canon and prebendary of Haselbere in Wells, and John de Letch, rector of Haregh in the diocese of London, of the jurisdiction and patronage of the archbishop of Canterbury, and chaplain without cure of Boknefeld and Neustede in the diccese of Canterbury. That the said Gilbert, who is obliged to constant residence in the city of London, which on account of the smallness of his income as dean, and the daily concourse of men, is burdensome, and the said John, may exchange their benefices, that is to say the aforesaid canonries and prebends, and the aforesaid church; the church and chapel being near to the deanery, so that the dean may be able to support his decanal dignity, and put a vicar in the church.
To be done by the nuncio in England, with power to grant the necessary dispensations. Avignon, 2 Id. July.
(f. 63.)
John, archbishop of Dublin. Touching the mandate to the archbishop of Cashel, and Richard, then elect, now archbishop of Armagh, on the petition of Richard, bishop of Ossory, to make enquiry as to certain heretics, who, as the bishop asserts, had fled from his diocese and stayed in Dublin, where they were cherished by Alexander, late archbishop, and to seize them and others tainted with heresy. The pope is prayed to revoke the tenour of the same, inasmuch as John, archbishop of Dublin, is himself proceeding against the heretics.
Let the archbishop take over the process as it is, and complete it in such a way that no fault may be found with him. Avignon, 2 Id. July.
(f. 63d.)
John de Bennebury, of the diocese of Winchester. Whereas there was a question between John Croun, of the diocese of Exeter, and Edmund Chynham, possessor of the church of Laverstoke in the diocese of Winchester, value 15l. touching the same, and when the cause was successively committed to Alioctus de Narnia and Bernard de Caulasone, auditors of the sacred palace, Bernard gave sentence in favour of John, and ordered Edmund to be removed, condemning him in fruits received since the beginning of the suit, and in costs of the same, nevertheless John died at the Roman court before the sentence could be executed. Bennebury therefore, who is in his twenty-first year, prays for surrogation to the deceased Croun, and for execution of the sentence in his favour, and also for dispensation on account of his age.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. July.
(f. 64d.)
Walter de Gnoushale, canon of Dublin. He was dispensed on account of illegitimacy so as to be ordained and hold a benefice, and then further dispensed so as to hold three benefices and exchange them, and latterly so as to hold dignities short of the episcopate. He now prays for a further dispensation to accept any benefices that may be offered to him, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Dublin, and the treasurership with a canonry and prebend of Leighlin.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. July.
(f. 67d.)
King Edward. On behalf of Richard de Norwico, rector of Adesham, his treasurer, and for Matthew de Assheton, rector of Shutlindon in the diocese of Lincoln, clerk of his privy seal; also William, earl of Huntingdon, on behalf of Thomas de Merston, rector of Hethill in the diocese of Norwich, his secretary, and Hugh de Appelby, remembrancer of the exchequer, who has a church to be named in the papal chancery, that each of them may be dispensed so as to hold an additional benefice, and resign or exchange the same.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. July.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the aforesaid Richard and Matthew, for a portable altar. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 68.)
John de Scapeya, monk of Rochester, lately Benedictine prior, S.T.P. That professed religious may let to him at a yearly cess churches appropriated to them or their monasteries, and that he may receive the emoluments and profits of the said churches.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. July.
Ibid.
The same. For licence to choose his confessor, who shall absolve in all cases not reserved to the apostolic see, and shall give him plenary indulgence at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For licence to himself and a monk of his choice to pursue their studies in any university, and for himself and others with him to eat flesh meat in Advent and Septuagesima.
Granted, but not for flesh meat in Advent. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Thomas atte Lethe and Lucy Neriton, of the diocese of Salisbury, for a dispensation to intermarry, they being related in the third and fourth degree.
Granted, if the relationship be on one side (ex parte unius stipitis). Dated as above.
(f. 75d.)
Nicholas de Hethe. On behalf of John de Ellerker, archdeacon of Cleveland, Roger de Clone, canon of Salisbury, William de Mere, Hugh Hopowas, John de Neffold, and John de Stowe, that they may hold two benefices apiece with cure of souls, and may exchange the same.
Granted. Avignon, 10 Kal. Aug.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of William de Rothewell, chamberlain of the king's exchequer, for a canonry of Salisbury with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Thomas de Bredon, for the canonry and prebend of Salisbury void by the death of Stephen de Porta.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Signification that Stephen de Segbrok, the son of a priest, was dispensed so as to be ordained and hold a benefice, and obtained the moiety of the church of Isham, in the diocese of Salisbury, and, on resigning it, the moiety of Segbrok. He prays, therefore, on behalf of Stephen, for a dispensation to retain the same, and to exchange it.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of fifty persons, for a plenary indulgence at the hour of death; on behalf of three persons, for a portable altar apiece; and on behalf of three other persons, to be named by him in the papal chancery, for the office of notary public.
Granted for twelve to be named in the chancery for the indulgence, and for three for the portable altar, to be likewise named. Dated as above.
(f. 81.)
John de Aschebourn, archdeacon of Buckingham. For a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Avignon, 10 Kal. Aug.
Ibid.
The same. For the like in Salisbury.
Granted in Exeter. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his kinsman, John be Ormesby, for the like in Beverley, and reservation to him of a benefice in forma pauperum. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of forty persons to be named by him for an indulgence; and for faculty to create four notaries.
Granted for twelve to be named in the chancery. Dated as above.
(f. 86.)
Richard de Sinebury, otherwise de Tunyburhe, subdeacon, M.A. B.C.L. scholar in canon law, of the diocese of Hereford. For the church of Pokele Chirche in the diocese of Worcester, void by the death of Ralph de Rodene, notwithstanding that he has the church of Ercalewe Parva, which he is ready to resign.
Granted. Avignon, 10 Kal. Aug.
(f. 86d.)
Henry, duke of Lancaster. Whereas Thomas de Lench of Wych acted as sponsor to a son of Alice when he was confirmed by the bishop, and afterwards married Alice without banns, there being a great mortality at the time, he prays on behalf of the said parties for a dispensation to remain in the marriage so contracted, and that their offspring past and future be declared legitimate.
To be granted by the diocesan, a good penance being enjoined, and the parties separated for a time. Avignon, 10 Kal. Aug.
(f. 88.)
Thomas Cock, knight, formerly seneschal of Gascony, secretary of the duke of Lancaster. On behalf of his clerk, Thomas Osger, B.C.L. for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Eynsham.
Granted. Avignon, 10 Kal. Aug.
(f. 89.)
Roll of confirmations by papal authority:—
Acceptance by Gervase de Wilford, of the diocese of York, of the canonry and prebend of Axeford and Haydon in Salisbury, void by the death of John de Vienna.
Granted, if there be no special reservation. Avignon, 2 Kal. Aug.
(f. 93d.)
Roll of confirmations by authority of the ordinary:—
Collation to Gervase de Wilford of the church of Dington, in the diocese of Ely, void by the death of Roger de Brayngton.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Aug.
(f. 100.)
Collation to Henry Chaddesden of the canonry and prebend of Willesdon in London, void by exchange.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Kal. Aug.
Ibid.
Collation to Henry de Gategang of the church of Welton in the diocese of York. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 115.)
Roll of Confirmations by Papal Authority:—
Acceptance by John de Welbourn, canon of Lincoln, of the prebend of Asgarby in the same.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Aug.
Acceptance by John de Bryone of the prebend of St. Mary's, Beverley. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 116.)
Acceptance by William de Osberston of the canonry and prebend of Werewell, void by the resignation of Nicholas Talmach.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 117.)
Thomas David of Teignmouth. For the canonry and prebend of St. [T]Ethe in the diocese of Exeter, void by the death at the Roman court of Master John Gros. Granted. Avignon, Non. Aug.
(f. 124.)
G. de Montefalcone, lord of Villafont and guardian of [the county of] Burgundy. Whereas Theobald de Sanceyo, when rector of St. Magnus, London, held it for more than a year without being ordained, and without dispensation, and then resigned it, G. de Montefalcone, on behalf of his clerk, John de Sanceyo, B.C.L. Theobald's brother, prays for the said church, or any other reserved to the pope, notwithstanding that John has the church of Cheston, and a canonry and prebend of Glaseneye, and has provision made to him of a canonry and prebend of Wells, of which he has not yet obtained possession.
Granted. Avignon, 14 Kal. Sept.
(f. 133.)
Michael de Northburgh, the king's secretary, and bearer of his privy seal. Whereas he obtained the archdeaconry of Suffolk by institution of the metropolitan, and has held it for some time, he now fears that there may have been some reservation of the same; he therefore prays for provision of it anew, and for remission of fruits received, and for rehabilitation. Granted. Avignon, Kal. Sept.
Ibid.
The same. For a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Richard de Midelton, of the diocese of York, who prosecutes the king's business in the Roman court, for a benefice in the gift of the archbishop of York.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 133d.)
The same. On behalf of Robert Corby the elder, monk of Thorney, who was lately elected abbot, and then for the sake of peace resigned, for two monks' portions and a fitting room in the monastery, with a yearly pension of 8 marks. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John de Burton, S.C.L. of illegitimate birth, now in his twenty-first year, for a dispensation to be ordained and hold a benefice. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Richard de Bekingham, perpetual vicar of Blyda in the diocese of York, for a benefice with cure of souls in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Michael Fre, called ‘de Northburgh’ kinsman of the bishop of Lichfield, now in his fourteenth year, of illegitimate birth, for an indult to hold benefices without cure of souls, and when twenty years old to hold benefices with cure of souls, and receive holy orders, and resign or exchange his benefices.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to create two notaries.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 139d.)
Thomas de Buckton, D.C.L. of the diocese of York, for a canonry of St. Wilfred's, Ripon, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Wells, and expects other benefices. Granted. Avignon, Kal. Sept.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Master John de Sidenal, M.A. for a canonry of Salisbury, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Wells, and the church of Westcamil in the last-named diocese. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Master Simon de Farwoy, rector of Ligiert (Lydeard) in the diocese of Wells, skilled in the law, of illegitimate birth, for dispensation to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls, and two without cure, and to resign or exchange the same.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the precentor of Wells, for power to create two notaries public. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For a plenary remission to twelve persons, to be named by him in the papal chancery. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Thomas de Bukton, D.C.L. of the diocese of York, for a canonry of York, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Wells.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 17 Kal. Oct.
(f. 140.)
Guy de Briene, baron. Whereas his clerk William de Dalton, rector of Houghton in the diocese of Durham, obtained by authority of the ordinary the canonry and prebend of Auckland, which Guy's brother Reginald, bishop of St. Davids, resigned before being appointed to that see; he prays for confirmation of the same, or provision anew to the said William, notwithstanding that William has other benefices.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Kal. Sept.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk John Seys, for the canonry and prebend of Aberwyly void by the consecration of Reginald, bishop of St. Davids. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
Reginald, bishop of St. Davids. For faculty to grant dispensations to four clerks, holding more than four benefices, to obtain two benefices with cure of souls, and to resign or exchange the same.
Granted for two. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same bishop and baron. Signification that on account of the deadly pestilence in the city and diocese the bishop's income is much diminished. They pray, therefore, for the appropriation of one, two, three, four, or more benefices to the value of 200 marks in the said city and diocese.
Granted for two, in their patronage or that of some other layman. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same bishop and baron. For faculty to the bishop to grant dispensations to fifty persons of various kinds of illegitimate birth, to be ordained and hold a, benefice apiece.
Granted for twelve illegitimate sons of a married parent.
(f. 140d.)
The same bishop and baron. On behalf of their brother, John de Briene, of the diocese of St. Davids, for a canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same bishop and baron. On behalf of their clerk, John Gogh, of the diocese of St. Davids, for a canonry of London, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same bishop and baron. On behalf of their kinsman, Hugh de Ferers, of the diocese of Exeter, for a canonry of Exeter, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Rydmor in the said diocese. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same bishop and baron. On behalf of their clerk, Thomas de Berkham, of the diocese of Salisbury, for a canonry of Chichester, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Sanyngues. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same bishop and baron. On behalf of their clerk, Philip Gogh, of the diocese of St. Davids, for a canonry of Salisbury, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Clapton (Slapton) in the diocese of Exeter. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same bishop and baron. On behalf of their clerk, Gilbert David, of Teignmouth, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Exeter, notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Winchester. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 141.)
Robert de Askeby. Signification that Walter Wodhouse, D.C.L. and William de Feriby, canons and prebendaries of York, one by papal, and the other by ordinary authority, exchanged their prebends six years ago, and held them peaceably for a year and more, but fear that by papal reservation they may be molested in the same. He prays therefore for confirmation of the said exchange.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. Sept.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of twenty persons to be named by him in the papal chancery, for a plenary remission.
Granted for six. Dated as above.
(f. 141d.)
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Robert de Bitton, of the diocese of Winchester, for a benefice, value 40 marks with cure of souls, or 30 without, in the gift of the abbot and convent of Hyde.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Henry de Bitton, for a life benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Glastonbury, notwithstanding that Henry has the church of Long Aldrington, in the diocese of Chichester. Granted. Dated as above.
f. 142d.)
Thomas de Buckaton, D.C.L. of the diocese of York. For two benefices with cure of souls, and for licence to resign and exchange the same, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Wells.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. Sept.
Ibid.
The same. For a benefice, with cure of souls value 60l., or without it 40 marks, in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York.
Granted for 40 marks with cure of souls, 30 without. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his friend William de Camil, for faculty to receive on farm for five years or other limit, from the Cistercian abbot of Cleyf, the fruits, rents, and profits of the church of Estcamil, in the diocese of Wells.
It can be done by the papal nuncio in England. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his friend Peter Hater, otherwise called ‘Croyndon,’ M.A. and B.C.L. rector of Saundrested, in the diocese of Winchester, for dispensation to hold the same, together with another benefice having cure of souls, and for licence to resign and exchange the same. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the aforesaid Peter, for a benefice, value 60 marks with cure of souls, 40 without, in the gift of the archbishop, prior, and chapter of Canterbury. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 152.)
Simon, archbishop of Canterbury. For an indult to exact and receive a charitable subsidy from beneficed clergy of his province.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 17 Kal. Oct.
Ibid.
The same. For an indult to cite by public edict persons concerned in the aforesaid subsidy, and for a decree making personal the citations issued. Let him have executors. Dated as above.
(f. 163.)
Confirmations by papal authority:—
Acceptance by John de Wetfelden of the church of Beninton, in the diocese of Lichfield, void by the death of Peter Darrowe.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 13 Kal. Nov.
Ibid.
Acceptance by Richard Noreys of the prebend of Exeter, void by the death of Paul Bray. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 172d.)
Roll of Elections Confirmed:—
. Of Master Thomas de Wavertone to the deanery of Ossory, void by the resignation of Adam de Trillek.
Granted, notwithstanding general reservations. Villeneuve by Avignon, 13 Kal. Nov.
Part II.
(f. 1. (fn. 1) )
Roll of poor clerks:—
To Walter de Treval, of the diocese of Exeter, a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Ely.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, Id. Oct.
(f. 4d.)
To William de Spyni, scholar in arts, of the diocese of Moray, a benefice in the gift of the bishop of St. Andrews.
Granted, Dated as above.
(f. 12.)
Roll of resignations:—
To Robert de Bourbach, the canonry and prebend of Langeford in Lincoln, void by the resignation of John de Bourn.
Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. Dec.
Ibid.
To Roger de Herlaston, B.C.L. of the diocese of Lichfield, the canonry and prebend of St. Tethe, in the diocese of Exeter, and the canonry and prebend of Widrington Parva, in Hereford, void by the resignation of John Gros.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 14.)
Roll of confirmations by papal authority:—
Acceptance by John, son of John de Aula, of Schipedham, of the diocese of Norwich, of the canonry and prebend of St. Catherine's altar, in Beverley, value 10 marks, void by the death of William de Aberwyk.
Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. Dec.
1352.(f. 30d.)
Roll of resignations:—
To Robert Wacte, otherwise called ‘Martyn,’ of the diocese of St. Davids, the church of Rodebarston of that diocese, void by the resignation of David Martyn.
Granted. Avignon, 18 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
To John de Croso, of the diocese of Rodez, the church of Eynesford in the diocese of Rochester, void by the resignation of Vivian de Blancafort. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 31.)
Roll of exchanges:—
Whereas Roger Holm, canon and prebendary of St. Mary's, Winchester, resigned his dignities, and [Brunus] de Juzico, master of the fabric, and canon and prebendary of Nogaroulet, in the diocese of Auch, and canon and prebendary of Lincoln, resigned his office and dignities by his proctor, Thomas Gulli, it is prayed that they may be given to Roger, and the canonry and prebend of St. Mary's, Winchester, to Brunus.
Granted. Avignon, 18 Kal. Feb.
(f. 31d.)
Whereas John de Winwik, canon and prebendary of Ulfton in Lichfield, and rector of Stanford, and John de Melbrond, canon and prebendary of Ecclessale in Lichfield, resigned their dignities by their proctors, it is prayed that to John de Winwik may be given the canonry and prebend of Ecclessale, and to John de Melbrond the canonry and prebend of Ulfton.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 33.)
Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke. On behalf of her clerk, John Tarsini of Bethune, for the chaplaincy in Arras, void by the death of Henry de Padua. Granted. Avignon, 15 Kal. Feb.
(f. 38d.)
Roll Of Confirmations By Papal Authority:—
Acceptance by Richard Drax, D.C.L. of the diocese of York, advocate in the Roman court, of the canonry and prebend of Barneby in Howden, void by the death of Walter Prodhom.
Granted. Avignon, 18 Kal. Feb.
(f. 39.)
Collation by the archbishop of York, under papal power for the purpose, to Henry de Ingelby of the prebend of Oxton and Crophill in Southwell. Granted. Dated as above.
1351.(f. 40d.)
The pope motu proprio, on petition of Master Richard de Wymondeswold, D.C.L. consistorial advocate, makes provision to Simon Spark, of the diocese of York, of the church of Folkesworth in that of Lincoln, value 11 marks, void by the death of Henry de Ulceby at the Roman court, notwithstanding that he expects a benefice in the gift of the prior and convent of Bridlington.
[Avignon, 8 Kal. Dec.]
1352.(f. 44.)
William Crosse, rector of the church of Lesglise of Castelforde in the diocese of York, proctor of P. cardinal of New St. Mary's, and of Peter de Sancto Martiali, knight. For the archdeaconry of Coventry, and canonry and prebend of Lichfield, void by the death of Master William de Sallowe at the Roman court, and for dispensation to retain the said church of Lesglise. Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
Guy de Briene, baron. On behalf of his clerk, Martin Monlyshe, for the canonry and prebend of Salisbury on their voidance when John Gogh obtains possession of the canonry and prebend of Preston in the said cathedral, and that he may name in the papal chancery a parish church which he holds. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Thomas David, of Teignmouth, for a benefice with cure of souls, value 40l. in the gift of the bishop of Wells. Granted to the number of 30 marks.
Ibid.
The same. For a plenary indulgence to twelve persons to be named by his proctor in the Roman chancery.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
William, bishop of Winchester. Signification that his nephew, John de Edindon, holds the archdeaconry of Surrey, but fears that it may be reserved to papal collation. He therefore prays for confirmation of the same to his said nephew, or for provision to him of it a new.
Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Feb.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John de Wolveleye, his chancellor, skilled in the law, for dispensation to hold two benefices with cure of souls, notwithstanding that he has the church of Alwurdestoke in the diocese of Winchester, and a canonry and prebend of Salisbury.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 47.)
Henry, duke of Lancaster. For an indult that his chaplains or others may administer in his free chapel to him, his consort, their children and household, the sacraments of penance, confession, and the eucharist, and may celebrate marriages therein.
Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. Mar.
Ibid.
The same. That his principal chaplain may absolve the abovenamed persons at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas the pope granted an indulgence of one year to all who visited at Michaelmas, and during the octave, the hospital of St. Mary, Leicester, where his father is buried, and enlarged the indult to a year and a quadragena, that the master or prior of the said hospital may hear the confessions of, and absolve and enjoin penance on, those who visit the said hospital on the aforesaid days, and that the pope would enlarge the indulgences to five years.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That he, with a retinue of twelve persons, may enter the monasteries of any order or religion. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For indult for himself, his household, and those in his service, fighting against the enemies of the faith in Prucia, to choose confessors who may absolve them at the hour of death, and give them plenary remission when necessary. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 56.)
Henry, duke of Lancaster. On behalf of his treasurer and warden of his lands, Henry de Walton, archdeacon of Richmond, for a portable altar. Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. Mar.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the same archdeacon, and of four persons to be named by him, for a plenary indulgence, and for power to create four notaries. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the same archdeacon for canonries of Chichester and Hereford, with expectation of prebends.
Granted for the second of them. Dated as above.
(f. 57d.)
Thomas Fastolf, auditor of causes of the sacred palace, for the canonry and prebend of Southwell, void by the death of Henry de Ulseby, notwithstanding that he has the archdeaconry of Wells, with annexed canonry and prebend, and a canonry and prebend of Lincoln.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Non. Mar.
(f. 58d.) Henry, duke of Lancaster. Signification that the monastery of St. Mary, Leicester, is situated near the high road, and that many persons of all ranks pass that way. The abbot and convent have to spend much on hospitality, and their revenues have suffered by the recent epidemic, and other causes. The duke therefore prays for the appropriation to the abbot and convent of the churches of Humberston, value 25 marks, and Hungerston, with the chapel of Ingwardby, value 35 marks, besides pensions of 6s. 8d. from Humberston, and 25s. and a piece of wax from Hungerston. Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. Mar.
(f. 60.)
The same. On behalf of his clerk and envoy, Master William Clavyle, for a canonry of Dublin with expectation of a prebend, and for dispensation to retain also the church of Birton in Kendale in the diocese of York, or some other benefice, and to resign or exchange the same. Granted. Avignon, 6 Non. Mar.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Henry de Borughton, of the diocese of Worcester, for a benefice value 30l. in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his chaplain and confessor, Nicholas de Croxhale, for a benefice value 40l with cure of souls, or 30l. without, in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough, notwithstanding that he has the church of Navesby, in the diocese of Lincoln.
Granted to the same number of marks. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of the same, for dispensation to hold an additional benefice, with cure of souls, and to resign or exchange the same. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 67d.)
William de Askeby, chancellor of London. On behalf of his kinsman, Robert de Wengworth, for the canonry and prebend of Carleton Thurleby, in Lincoln, void by the consecration of Nicholas de Capucio to the see of Urgel, but occupied for a year and more by a clerk on the king's collation, to the prejudice of the apostolic see.
Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. May.
(f. 70d.)
Thomas de Bottone, D.C.L. official of Wells. For confirmation of the collation made to him by authority of the ordinary of the canonry and prebend of Wells, void by the death of Walter de Boggeworthe.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 8 Id. May.
(f. 71.)
Simon Thebaud, D.C.L. licentiate of canon law. For the church of Derham, in the diocese of Norwich, near his birthplace, void by the death of Alan de Hodum. Granted. 2 Kal. April.
(f. 72d.)
Joan, queen of Scotland. On behalf of her clerk and secretary, John de Kethenis, M.A. scholar of canon law, treasurer of Glasgow, for the church of Thanadas, in the diocese of St. Andrews, Void by the consecration of Patrick, bishop of Brechin, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Dunkeld, and for dispensation to retain the said benefices.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 5 Non. May.
(f. 86.)
John, bishop of Lincoln. Whereas the pope gave him an indult, against which some persons, putting wrong interpretations on it, are making opposition, he prays that the pope will declare that the said indult was given with his full knowledge and consent, and that it is to have its full force and efficacy, so that the exemption therein granted may continue during the bishop's life, any suit or controversy between him and the archbishop, and acts arising therefrom, notwithstanding.
Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. May.
(f. 97.)
Roll Of Resignations:—
To John Hastinges, the church of Werketon, in the diocese of Lincoln, void by the resignation of Nicholas de Merton.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 8 Id. May.
(f. 97d.)
Roll Of Elections Confirmed:—
Election of John de Carelle to the deanery of Brechin, void by the promotion of Alexander de Kynimond to the archdeaconry of Aberdeen. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 8 Id. May.

Footnotes

1 A fresh foliation.