Volume XXV
2 Innocent VI

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'Volume XXV: 2 Innocent VI', Petitions to the Pope: 1342-1419 (1896), pp. 256-269. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92378 Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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1354.(f. 10d.)
John de Bothuyll, clerk of the king of Scotland. For confirmation of the provision made to him by Clement VI. of the canonry and prebend of Kynnor in Moray, void by the death of Thomas de Lythton, which he has held for four years, notwithstanding that he has the rectory of Kynkell, in the diocese of Aberdeen.
Granted, if no one else has a lawful claim to them. Avignon, 15 Kal. Feb.
(f. 13.)
Alexander Bure, a Scot, licentiate in canon and civil law of Orleans, and examined and approved by the doctors of canon law of Paris, for a canonry of Ross, with reservation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the archdeaconry of Moray, and a prebend of Dunkeld, value 5 marks. Granted. Avignon, 15 Kal. Feb.
(f. 20.)
Whereas William de Henrech, rector of Wallingford, and William de Brom, perpetual vicar of Cotesdon, resigned their benefices in order to exchange them, the pope is prayed to make provision of the same.
Granted. Avignon, 7 Kal. Feb.
(f. 25d.)
Henry, duke of Lancaster. Whereas by papal indult the prior or master of the hospital of St. Mary, Leicester, where the duke's father is buried, was allowed to hear confessions and absolve those who visited it at Michaelmas and during eight days before and eight days after; and whereas so great a number of people come that the prior is unable to hear the n all, the pope is prayed to give him faculty to take with him ten other priests of the same college to hear confessions during the said time. Granted. Avignon, 3 Kal. Feb.
Ibid.
The same, for a relaxation of enjoined penance of seven years and seven quadragene to those who come to that place during the said period. Granted for one year and forty days. Dated as above.
(f. 27d.)
Henry de Smalham, M.A. scholar of canon law. For a canonry of Glasgow, with expectation of a prebend, he having long and fruitlessly expected a prebend of Dunkeld under a provision of Clement VI. notwithstanding that he has the perpetual vicarage of Fogou, in the diocese of St. Andrews, from which, on account of the war, he gets nothing. Granted. Avignon, 2 Kal. Feb.
(f. 33.)
John de Bothuyll, clerk of the king of Scotland, for a canonry of Aberdeen, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the canonry and prebend of Kynnor in Moray, and the rectory of Kynkell. Granted. Avignon, 4 Id. Feb.
(f. 38d.)
Whereas David de Mar, papal chaplain, prebendary of Deer, and Adam Flayl, prebendary of Owyn, canons of Aberdeen, resigned their canonries and prebends in order to exchange them, the pope is prayed to make provision of the same, notwithstanding that David has a canonry, prebend, and treasurers hip of Moray. Granted. Avignon, 15 Kal. Mar.
(f. 41d.)
William Falconis, clerk, of the diocese of Agen. Whereas he, when the pope and Anibaldus, cardinal of Naples, were nuncios to France and England, was sent with a, companion to carry papal letters touching the muster-roll, and crossed the sea to present them to the archbishop of Canterbury and other prelates of the realm, his companion was, on account of this mission, basely seized and for two years imprisoned at Calais, when he died on being turned out of prison, and William, in fear of the like fate, returning to the place of the muster-roll, related what bad fallen out, to the pope, in the presence of cardinal Anibaldus, the prelates of England, and the barons at the siege of Calais. He prays therefore for a benefice value 100 pounds of Tours with cure of souls, or 60 without, in the gift of the archbishop of Auch, notwithstanding that he has benefices in France.
Granted. Avignon, 10 Kal. Mar.
(f. 51d.)
Guy de Briene, baron. Whereas while the suit about the church of Tynebey (Tenby), in the diocese of St. Davids, between his clerk and secretary, John Seys and Thomas Melyn was pending, Thomas died at the Roman court, he prays the pope to transfer to John whatever right Thomas had in the same, notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of St. Davids and Aberwyly, and the church of Hanney, in the diocese of Salisbury, which he is prepared to resign on obtaining Tenby. Granted. Avignon, 4 Kal. Mar.
(f. 57.)
William de Baxby, called ‘de Alverton,’ skilled in the law. For the church of Holy Trinity, York, value 20 marks, void by the death of Robert de Sutton at the Roman court.
Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. April.
(f. 66d.)
John de Sarcey, B.C.L. For the canonry and prebend of Exeter, void by the resignation of his kinsman, William de Cusancia, notwithstanding that John has the church of Martheley and a canonry and prebend of Glaseney (Periyn), in the dioceses of Worcester and Exeter.
Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. April.
Ibid.
John Barn, archdeacon of Wiltshire, M.A. and bachelor of canon law. For a canonry of Salisbury with expectation of a prebend, having a stall in choir but no vote in the chapter; Clement VI. having granted the same without effect. Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Mar.
(f. 71d.)
William, bishop of Tusculum. On behalf of his proctor in England, William de Kellesey, rector of Pulham, in the diocese of Norwich, for the canonry and prebend of St. Patrick's, Dublin, void by the consecration of Stephen, bishop of Limerick, notwithstanding that he has the subdeanery of Lincoln. Granted. Avignon, 7 Id. April.
(f. 82d.)
Richard de Drax, D.C.L. advocate in the Roman court. For the canonry and prebend of St. Patrick's, Dublin, void by the consecration of Stephen, bishop of Limerick, notwithstanding that he has the church of Herlawe, in the diocese of London, and a canonry of Howden, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Avignon, 16 Kal. May.
(f. 103.)
William, earl of Huntingdon. Whereas the pope made provision to Thomas de Merston of a canonry of Chichester, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he had a parish church, and he, on the strength of such dispensation, obtained another church, of which no mention was made in the earl's petition, the earl prays the pope to make provision of the canonry and prebend to Thomas, who is ready to resign the church. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 2 Non. May.
(f. 103d.)
Thomas de Pilton, of the diocese of Exeter. For the office of notary.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 8 Id. May.
(f. 106d.)
John called ‘Macadam,’ of the diocese of Limerick, a poor student. For a benefice without cure of souls, in the gift of the bishop of Limerick, if there is one void in the city or diocese of Emly, so that he may pay the expenses of living at an university.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 7 Id. May.
(f. 109d.)
Queen Philippa. On behalf of her clerk and envoy, Master John de Holand, skilled in canon and civil law, for a canonry and prebend of Exeter, notwithstanding that he has the church of Tisbury, and canonries and prebends of St. Karentoce, value 3l. about which he has a suit, and of Cholmeleigh, value 1l. 5s. in the diocese of Exeter.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 7 Id. May.
(f. 116d.)
Michael, bishop elect and confirmed of London. On behalf of Michael Fre, otherwise called ‘de Northburgh,’ the younger, for the canonry and prebend of Chichester, on their voidance by the consecration of the said bishop elect. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 15 Kal. June.
(f. 120.)
John de Wellewyk, B.C.L. the king's notary. For the canonry and prebend of Munketon in Ripon, on their voidance by the consecration of Michael, bishop elect of London, notwithstanding that he has the church of Fornessete, in the diocese of Norwich, and a canonry and prebend of Cloyne, which last he is prepared to resign.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 15 Kal. June.
(f. 127d.)
The abbot and Cistercian convent of Hulton, in the diocese of Lichfield, and James de Audelay, knight, whose ancestors were founders of the monastery. Whereas the endowment has been lessened by wars and other mishaps to the amount of 14l. out of which there has to be paid 4l. 13s. and whereas the said James intends to increase the endowment, the pope is prayed to appropriate the church of Audelay of James's patronage, a perpetual vicar's portion being reserved.
The diocesan is to inform himself, and, if the facts are as stated, to make the appropriation. Villeneuve by Avignon, 15 Kal. June.
(f. 129.)
Michael, bishop elect of London. For faculty to choose his confessor, who shall absolve him, and free him from sentences he may have incurred, on his making satisfaction to those who have suffered hurt.
Granted for one term. Villeneuve by Avignon, 7 Kal. June.
Ibid.
The same. For indult to celebrate and have celebrated divine offices before dawn, and in places subject to an interdict.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, John de Wellingborough, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Ramsey, notwithstanding that he has a parish church. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, John de Burton, B.C.L. for a benefice in the gift of the archbishop of Canterbury, value 20l.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
On behalf of Geoffrey Fairfox, for a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough, notwithstanding that he has the church of Stratford, in the diocese of Salisbury. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to dispense six literates of illegitimate birth so as to be ordained and hold one benefice apiece.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. faculty to create three notaries, and for a plenary indulgence to ten persons to be named in the papal chancery.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 129d.)
John de Welewyk, the king's notary. On behalf of his kinsman, William de Tirington, the king's clerk, rector of Multon, in the diocese of Norwich, for a benefice without cure of souls in the gift of the archbishop of York. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 7 Kal. June. [Marginal note. The value, 30l. was cancelled in the original.]
Ibid.
The same. For a plenary indulgence at the hour of death to four persons to be named in the papal chancery.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 132d.)
John de Troye, chancellor of St. Patrick's, Dublin. For confirmation of the provision made to him by authority of the ordinary of the chancellorship, on its voidance by the death of Hugh de Calce, its value being 20 marks, which he has held for six years and more, or else for provision of it anew.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 4 Kal. June.
(f. 141d.)
William, son of Nicholas le Couper, priest, of the diocese of Norwich. Signification that he, by apostolic dispensation on account of illegitimacy, obtained a benefice, and on resigning it obtained, without dispensation, another. He therefore prays for a further dispensation to retain the same. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 4 Id. June.
(f. 148d.)
John, king of France. Whereas Clement VI. gave a canonry of Glasgow, with expectation of a prebend, to Richard de Fogow, M.A. and scholar of canon law at Paris, which provision by reason of the late pope's death and the revocations by the present pope was useless, the king prays for provision of the same anew, notwithstanding that Richard has the church of Douglas in the diocese of Glasgow, whose fruits are much lessened by the wars.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 14 Kal. July.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Simon, bishop of Whitehern, for a plenary indulgence at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 160.)
Whereas John de Wellewyk, canon and prebendary of Cologne, and Master Nicholas Disaard, B.C.L. rector of Old Ross in the diocese of Ferns, resigned those benefices in order to exchange them, the pope is prayed to make provision of the same, notwithstanding that John has the church of Horneset in the diocese of Norwich, and Nicholas has the prebend of Kilagy in Ferns, and canonries and prebends of Cloyne, Ossory, Balicassin in Waterford, and Donachmor in Lismore, their value together being 5l. 10s.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon
, 16 Kal. Aug.
(f. 161.)
A. cardinal of St. Sixtus, and John de Broquasio, knight. On behalf of Thomas de Neylond, the knight's clerk, for a benefice value 60 marks with cure of souls, or 50 without, in the gift of the archbishop, prior, and chapter of Canterbury.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 5 Kal. July.
(f. 161d.)
William de Kellesey. Whereas by authority of the ordinary he exchanged the church of Ledbury for that of Pulham, he prays the pope to declare the exchange valid, notwithstanding that papal provision has been made to him of the subdeanery of Lincoln, and of a canonry and prebend of St. Patrick's, Dublin; he is ready to resign the subdeanery. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 3 Kal. July.
(f. 168d.)
Richard Talbot, knight and baron. On behalf of his clerk, John Blod of Hereford, for a benefice in the gift of the archbishop of Canterbury. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 7 Id. July.
(f. 170.)
Richard de Penbrigge, knight. On behalf of Robert Ine, priest, of the diocese of Hereford, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Worcester. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, Kal. July.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John de Boulwas, knight, and Petronilla his wife, and Thomas de la Kane and his wife, and six persons to be named in the papal chancery, for a plenary indulgence.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 170d.)
Walter de Bellocampo, knight. On behalf of his brother, Thomas de Bellocampo, a scholar in his twelfth year, for the canonry and prebend of Ripon about to be void by the consecration of Michael, bishop of London, with the necessary dispensation.
Granted for the canonry, with expectation of a prebend. Villeneuve by Avignon, Kal. July.
Ibid.
The same. For a plenary indulgence to six persons to be named in the papal chancery. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 3d. (fn. 1) )
Richard de la Bere, knight, the king's envoy. Whereas John de Kinardesley, his uncle, when in his twenty-third year, obtained by authority of the ordinary the church of Kinardesley, and resigned it when twenty-five, another rector being instituted, and after some time again obtained it by institution of the bishop of Hereford, and was ordained deacon, and again resigned it, and for a third time obtained it, being instituted by the bishop as rector, without being ordained priest, out of youthful levity seduced by advice of his friends; he has now finally resigned it, twenty years or thereabouts having elapsed, and being now about seventy, and feeling his conscience burdened with the said facts, Richard prays the pope to remit the fruits received and to grant the necessary dispensation.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 7 Kal. Aug.
(f. 7d.)
John Clanvowe, nephew of Richard Talbot, knight. On behalf of Philip Apzevan, of the diocese of St. Davids, having a papal dispensation on account of illegitimacy, but now unbeneficed, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Worcester.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 7 Kal. Aug.
(f. 8.)
Whereas Adam Flail, by his proctor Master David de Mar, treasurer of Moray, resigned his canonry and prebend of Aberdeen, William Wyrt, his kinsman, prays for provision of the same.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 3 Kal. Aug.
(f. 9.)
Whereas the pope made provision to Thomas de Clipston, D.C.L. of the provostship of Wingham, void by the entry into religion of John de Bourne, which provostship was really void by the resignation of the said John, the pope is prayed to order the insertion of the said voidance by resignation.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 5 Kal. Aug.
(f. 9d.)
Thomas de Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, marshal of England. On behalf of his clerk, Richard Wykwan, M.A. for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Worcester.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 7 Kal. Aug.
(f. 11.)
Robert de Wulmer, of the diocese of York, papal notary, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Durham.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 4 Non. Aug.
(f. 12.)
Edward, lord le Spenser, the king's kinsman. On behalf of his brother, Henry le Spenser, in his tenth year, for a canonry of York, with expectation of a prebend, with necessary dispensation.
[York] is overburdened. (Nimis est onerata.)
(Ibid.)
The same. On behalf of the same in Salisbury.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 4 Non. Aug.
(f. 12d.)
Bartholemew de Borewasch the younger, baron. For licence to have divine offices celebrated by their priests before him and his wife Cecilia. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 4 Non. Aug.
Ibid.
The same. That he and his wife may choose their confessors, who shall absolve them in all cases not reserved to the apostolic see.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For faculty to his confessor to give him plenary remission at Easter. Granted at the hour of death. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For plenary remission to himself, his wife, and twenty persons to be named in the papal chancery.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Lubert de Dale, of the diocese of Cologne, brother of Thidric de Dale, private doorkeeper (ostiarius secretissimus and squire of the prince of Wales, for a canonry of Munster, with reservation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Dale.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 13d.) Thomas de Lancastria, knight, son of Thomas, earl of Lancaster. Whereas he is illegitimate, being the son of a married man and of a mother of whom it is doubted whether at the time he was begotten she was married or a spinster, and whereas he passed his youth at a university and other places, and afterwards in a war, he being one of the king's chamberlains, and was engaged in the attack on Sens, where he may have killed or wounded some of the enemy, and whereas he wishes to change his life and to become a Friar Minor, he prays for dispensation to receive holy orders.
Granted for minor orders so long as he shall be in the religion named. Villeneuve by Avignon, 3 Non. Aug.
(f. 18.)
William Castel, M.A. and S.C.L. For the office of notary.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 8 Id. Aug.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Robert de Ramsey, William Clewer, and their wives, Robert Priour, and Alexander de Dalby, for a plenary remission at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 19.d.)
Walter Pavely, knight of the prince of Wales. On behalf of his clerk, Robert de Listeshull, for a canonry and prebend of Salisbury.
Granted for Ripon. Villeneuve by Avignon, 8 Id. Aug.
Ibid.
The same. For licence to his and Joan his wife to choose their confessors, who shall absolve them in all cases not reserved to the apostolic see. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 4 Non. Aug.
Ibid.
The same. For plenary remission to himself, his wife, and ten persons to be named in the papal chancery.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 23.)
Thomas de Clopton, priest, of the diocese of Worcester. Signification that he in his twenty-second year obtained the church of Wickham, in the diocese of London, and held it for seven weeks, receiving no fruits therefrom, and then resigned it, and then got the sinecure chapel of the bishop of London's palace, which he exchanged for the church of Blende worth, in the diocese of Winchester, which he has held for five years and more. He is now ready to resign this and to compound with the papal camera for fruits received. He prays for dispensation on account of irregularity, and for collation of the church anew.
Granted, restitution of fruits received, or composition, being made. Villeneuve by Avignon, 2 Id. Aug.
(f. 25.)
The mayor, jurats, and commune of Bordeaux. On behalf of Master John de Stretle, D.C.L. constable of Bordeaux, who obtained a canonry of Lincoln and prebend of Banbury, of which he has been despoiled by Peter de Wotton, but hopes to recover his right to them, for a patronage or office with cure of souls in Lincoln cathedral, notwithstanding that provision was made to him by Clement VI. of a canonry and prebend of Salisbury, of which he has not yet got possession. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 14 Kal. Sept.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of John's brother, Master Robert de Stretle, skilled in the law, for a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Ely, notwithstanding that he has the church of Kerslow, value 5l. and that his examination may be committed to the bishop of Bazas, he being engaged in the king's service at Bordeaux.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 25d.)
Robert de Wicford, M.A. scholar of canon law. For a canonry of Exeter, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of Avinton, in the diocese of Winchester, value 18 marks.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 14 Kal. Sept.
(f. 60d.)
Hugh Mareys, B.C.L. kinsman of the bishop elect of London. For confirmation of the collation of the archdeaconry of Derby made to him by authority of the ordinary, notwithstanding that he has a prebend of Knoshale, value 6l. 4d. Granted. Avignon, 2 Non. Oct
(f. 62d.)
Walter de Bintre, donsel of the duke of Lancaster. For a portable altar for himself and Katherine his wife.
Granted for one manor, without prejudice to the parish church. Avignon, 4 Id. Oct.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas in the town of Great Yarmouth there is a hospital of St. Mary the Virgin, in which live a multitude of poor brethren and sisters, for whose sustenance a daily quest has to be made, the pope is prayed to authorise their acceptance of oblations, and to grant relaxation of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to those who visit the hospital and the sacred relics therein, and who give a helping hand to the poor inhabitants thereof.
Granted on the feasts of St. Mary. Dated as above.
(f. 63.)
William de Donne, D.C.L. official of Lincoln and Worcester. Whereas he obtained the archdeaconry of Leicester on the death of Henry de Chaddesden, and doubts whether it was reserved to the apostolic see, he prays for confirmation of the same, or provision anew, notwithstanding that he has the church of Queynton, which he is ready to resign, and a prebendal provision of St. Endellion.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Id. Oct.
(f. 66.)
Richard de Thormerton, advocate in the Roman court, treasurer of Wells. Signification that by authority of Clement VI. he accepted the prebend of Whitchurch in Wells, on the death of Robert de Luffinham, and has held it for six years and more, but doubts whether it was reserved by the said pope. He therefore prays for approval of the said provision, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Exeter, value 40s. and a prebend of Westbury, in the diocese of Worcester, value 10 marks. Granted. Avignon, 17 Kal. Nov.
(f. 67.)
Simon Bate, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln. For the office of notary. Granted. Avignon, 17 Kal. Nov.
(f. 69.)
Whereas in a suit between John de Combe, of the diocese of Exeter, and Stephen de Rading, touching the perpetual vicarage of Yealmpton held by the latter, John obtained three sentences in his favour by divers auditors of the sacred palace, and died at the Roman Court before they were executed, Robert Gervays of Thyruneby, a poor priest of the diocese of Lincoln, prays for succession to the said John in his right to the said vicarage. Granted. Avignon, 2 Id. Oct.
(f. 72d.)
The king. For renovation of all privileges granted by Clement VI. to the royal chapels of Westminster and Windsor.
Let them be exhibited in the chancery, and, if reasonable, confirmed. Avignon, 7 Kal. Nov.
(f. 79.)
The Cistercian abbot of Whalley, in the diocese of Lichfield. Whereas the number of monks has been increased by twenty, who pray for the pope, and whereas the abbot is building the enlarged church dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin, he prays the pope to grant indulgences of three years and three quadragene on the four feasts of St. Mary to those who give a helping hand to the building of the same.
Granted for one year and forty days. Avignon 4 Non. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. For indulgences for six persons to be named in the papal chancery, and for faculty to create a notary. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 84d.)
William de Tidirley, skilled in the law. For the canonry and prebend of Llandewybrevy, in the diocese of St. Davids, void by the death of Edmund de Grimmesby at the Roman court, notwithstanding that he has the church of Boddeley, and a canonry and prebend of Wells, about which he is litigating. Granted. Avignon 7 Id. Nov.
(f. 85.)
Michael, bishop elect of London. For licence to make provision to six or four clerks of churches of his patronage, or of prebends of London.
Let him nominate one person in the cathedral church of London, and another to a benefice. Avignon, 6 Id. Nov.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Master John Barnet, his vicar in spirituals, elected last year to the deanery of London, for the canonry and prebend of Lichfield, value 10 marks, which the bishop elect held, notwithstanding that John has a canonry and prebend of London, the church of Westwell, in the diocese of Canterbury, and a prebend in the collegiate church of Norton, in the diocese of Durham, value 10 marks.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 92d.)
The abbot of Whalley and his convent. For conservators for five years, according to the form of the council of Vienne.
Granted for three. Avignon, 14 Kal. Dec.
(f. 94d.)
Guy de Brienne, baron. Whereas while a suit was pending in the Roman court between Simon de Briselee and Richard de Kilvington touching a canonry and prebend of York, Simon, who held them, died, the pope is prayed to place Guy's intimate friend William de Dalton in the place of Simon, notwithstanding that he has the church of Houghton, and has canonries and prebends of Auckland and Bridgenorth. Granted. Avignon, 13 Kal. Dec.
(f. 99.)
Richard Wykewan, M.A. scholar of theology. Signification that he, having a papal dispensation on account of illegitimacy, obtained papal provision of a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Worcester, without mentioning the said defect or dispensation. He prays therefore for confirmation of the provision.
Granted under a new date. Avignon, 10 Kal. Dec.
(f. 100d.)
The abbot and convent of Lindores. Whereas the late Duncan, earl of Fife, patron of the church of Ucthyrmokedi, in the diocese of St. Andrews, gave them the patronage of the same, and the bishop granted it to their uses, a perpetual vicar being instituted therein, and with the consent of the king of Scotland, the pope is prayed to confirm the said gift and grant of the earl and bishop.
Let it be exhibited in the chancery, and, if reasonable, be confirmed. Avignon, 2 Non. Dec.
(f. 101d.)
Ralph, bishop of Bath and Wells. Whereas a year ago he gave the archdeaconry of Bath and a canonry and prebend of Wells to his kinsman, John Power, skilled in the law, on the death of Walter Hull, and fears they are reserved to the apostolic see, he prays for confirmation of the same, notwithstanding that John is litigating at the papal court about the church of Pokalchurche (Pucklechurch).
Granted. Avignon, 2 Non. Nov.
(f. 104d.)
William, bishop of Norwich, now infirm. For licence to choose a confessor who shall give him absolution at the hour of death, and to make a will. Granted. Avignon, 10 Kal. Jan.
(f. 105.)
Brice Ker, a Scotch priest, M.A. of the diocese of Glasgow. For the perpetual vicarage of Gamery, in the diocese of Aberdeen, void by reason that Clement VI. gave William Boyle, late vicar, the precentorship of Moray; Brice having accepted the said vicarage so void by papal provision, and now holds it. Granted. Avignon, 5 Id. Dec.
(f. 106.)
The pope motu proprio makes provision to T. bishop of Albano, of the canonry and prebend of York on their future voidance by the consecration of M[ichael] bishop elect of London. Avignon, 3 Id. Dec.
(f. 110.)
Petitions of the king:—
Signification that he commended the underwritten petitions to Clement VI. by divers envoys, and lastly by his confessor, on account of the great devotion which he has to increase divine worship in the royal chapel of Windsor, in which he has endowed a college of a warden and 24 canons and as many poor knights, and in whose chapel there is a cross adorned with gems from the wood of the Saviour's cross, a piece of great length which St. Helen brought with her own hands and destined for Britain, now called England; the king having been born and proposing to be buried in the said castle. The king prays for an indulgence of three years and three quadragene to those who visit the said chapel and cross on Palm Sunday, Holy Saturday, Easter, on the feast of St. George, the Exaltation of the Cross, Whitsuntide, Christmas, St. Stephen, the four feasts of the Blessed Virgin, All Saints, and St. Edward the Confessor.
Granted for two years and two quadragene. Avignon, 19 Kal. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. That his confessor may hear the confessions of his household, regular and secular, in cases not reserved to the apostolic see, and absolve them.
Granted for those who sit at table with the present king. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That the aforesaid warden and college may have a cemetery, and free burial in their chapel and cemetery for those who wish to be buried there.
Granted for persons of the church and members of their household. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That the warden and college may have their chapel, altars, and cemetery consecrated, dedicated, and reconciled when necessary, and their altar-cloths and ornaments blessed, by any catholic bishop of their choice.
Granted in the absence of the diocesan. Dated as above.
(f. 110d.)
The same. That during an interdict not due to the king's fault, they may have divine offices celebrated in their chapel.
Granted, with doors shut and bells not rung. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For confirmation of unions of benefices made by papal or ordinary authority to be expressed in the vice-chancery.
Let them be exhibited in the chancery, and, if reasonable, confirmed. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For conservators for five years to the warden and college. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. That canons and vicars and other persons of the said chapels may enjoy the fruits of their [other] benefices not requiring personal residence, while residing at the chapel, daily distributions excepted.
Granted for five years. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. To amplify this second petition by granting indulgence of as many years and quadragene as Clement VI. gave to the chapel or hospital of the duke of Lancaster, that is to say three years, and three quadragene.
Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. To grant this fourth petition, so that by papal decree the king may have the chapel and college with the warden, canons, clerks, poor knights, and minister exempt from ordinary jurisdiction, and immediately subject to the apostolic see.
Granted out of love of the king. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. To grant this fifth petition that the diocesan of the place may, with apostolic authority, do what is asked, when in the first foundation of the chapel the king reserved to himself and his successors the right of presenting a fit person as warden of the chapel.
Granted, if the king did reserve the right. Dated as above.
(f. 111.)
The bishop elect of London. Whereas in granting his petition, the pope wrote that he might nominate one person in his cathedral, that the nomination in the chancery may hold good as if it were made to the pope himself. Granted. Avignon, 19 Kal. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his chancellor, Master William de Somerford, D.C.L. for the prebend of Hereford, value 10l. held by the bishop elect, notwithstanding that he has the church of Kynmerton, value 18 marks, and the succentorship of Wells, which last he is ready to resign. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his clerk, Master John de Guyton, B.C.L. for the prebend of Lanchester, in the diocese of Durham, value 10l. held by the bishop elect, notwithstanding that John is of illegitimate birth. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of Michael [Free], called ‘de Northburgh,’ for a renewal of the dispensation granted him by Clement VI. on account of illegitimacy, to be ordained and hold a sinecure cathedral benefice, and for amplification of the same so that he may hold a benefice with cure of souls. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas provision was made to his two chaplains, namely, to John de Wendlingburgh, steward of his household, of a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Ramsey, and to Geoffrey Faufox of a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough, that the pope would enlarge the provision of benefices in the gift of the said abbots to the value of 40l.
Granted to the value of
25l. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his kinsman, Master Roger de Nassington, chancellor of Lichfield, now broken by age, for faculty to choose a coadjutor. To be done by the diocesan if necessary. Dated as above.
(f. 112d.)
Michael Free, called ‘de Northburgh.’ Whereas on the petition of M. bishop elect of London, the pope gave him a canonry of Chichester and the prebend of Sutton about to be void, and in the petition no mention was made of Michael's illegitimacy, on account of which he had a dispensation for renewal of the said provision and enlargement of the dispensation so that he may exchange his benefices.
Granted. Avignon, 17 Kal. Jan.
(f. 116d.)
Whereas in the papal grant made to William de Donne, D.C.L. official of Lincoln and Worcester, of the archdeaconry of Leicester, which he before held by authority of the ordinary, no mention was made of the dispensation granted by Clement VI. that he might hold also the church of Queynton of lay patronage, which he proposed to resign, he prays that the said grant may have force as if no omission had been made, and that papal letters may be given him under the first date, without mention of his being bound to resign the said church, especially since the house of residence is attached to the archdeaconry; notwithstanding that he has a prebendal portion of St. Endellion.
Granted under the present date, with licence to retain the said church until next All Saints, and that meanwhile he may exchange or must resign it. Avignon, 3 Id. Dec.
Ibid.
John de Karale, a poor clerk of St. Andrews diocese, for a benefice in the gift of the prioress and convent of Haddington, notwithstanding that by papal letters he expects a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Aberbrothoc, which he is ready to renounce.
Granted. Avignon, 13 Kal. Jan.
(f. 117d.)
Whereas Robert de Thorp, rector of Hormade Parva, in the diocese of London, and Walter Trevaleyn, rector of Thurston, in that of Norwich, resigned their benefices in order to exchange them, the pope is prayed to make provision of the same.
Granted. Avignon, 18 Kal. Jan.
(f. 120.)
Guy de Briene, baron. On behalf of his brother, John de Briene, for the canonry and prebend of Lincoln void by the death of Edmund de Berforde, notwithstanding that John has the churches of Bledlowe and Hatfield, and canonries and prebends of Lichfield, Exeter, St. Davids, St. Patrick's Dublin, Westbury, and Wolverhampton: he is ready to resign the canonry and prebend of Exeter.
Granted. Avignon, 3 Id. Dec.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf his clerk, William Samson, of the diocese of St. Davids, for the canonry and prebend of Exeter, which Master John de Briene will resign on getting those of Lincoln, void by the death of Edmund de Berforde. Granted. Dated as above.
These last two are cancelled by order. [The marginal note is imperfect.]
(f. 123.)
William de Esenden, skilled in the law. For a portion in the church of Norton, in the diocese of Durham, value 6l. on its voidance by the consecration of Master Michael de Northburgh, bishop elect of London.
Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. Jan.
Ibid.
William de Lucy, knight. For plenary remission at the hour of death to eight persons to be named in the papal chancery.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 124.)
John Gate, treasurer of Dublin. For the deanery of Limerick, value 20l. void by the death of Master Thomas de Berkele; he is ready to resign the treasurership of Dublin. Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. Jan.
Ibid.
Philip Waufre, formerly Cistercian abbot of St. Mary's by Dublin. Signification that he, being of noble birth, has resigned the office on account of age and weakness, and that his successor Richard and the convent have assigned to him some possessions, tenths, and rents, with yearly portions of two monks, and other distributions of victuals, and a room and adjacent garden within the limits of the monastery, with certain privileges and immunities for his life, and that Hugh, abbot of St. Mary's Build was, and his convent, have confirmed the same. He therefore prays for papal confirmation and approval of what has been done.
Let all relative papers be exhibited in the chancery, and, if reasonable, be confirmed. Avignon, 11 Kal. Jan.
(f. 124d.)
Thomas de Wathe, knight. For plenary indulgence at the hour of death to himself and twelve persons to be named in the chancery.
Granted. Avignon, 11 Kal. Jan.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his chaplain, John de Elsham.
[Not signed by the pope.]

Footnotes

1 A fresh foliation.