Volume XLI
3 Urban V

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1896

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'Volume XLI: 3 Urban V', Petitions to the Pope: 1342-1419 (1896), pp. 503-508. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=92397 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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3 Urban V

1365.(f. 5d.)
Thomas Woderoue, bachelor of canon law. For the church of Ratlesden, in the diocese of Norwich, value 20l. on its voidance by the papal provision made to Roger de Freton of the canonry and prebend of Newton in Wilton, notwithstanding that Thomas has a canonry and prebend of Glasenay (Penryn) of small value.
Granted, and resign the rest. Avignon, 6 Id. April.
(f. 8d.)
William Reed, M.A. and S.T.P. For confirmation of the collation by the ordinary of the provostship of Wingham, value 60 marks, void by the death of John de Seuerley.
Granted. Avignon, 15 Kal. May.
(f. 12.)
The chancellor, doctors, regent and non-regent masters of the university of Cambridge. Whereas the ordinaries make difficulties in granting licences to rectors and curates who wish to study, so that they are unduly hindered in their learning, they pray for licence to rectors, perpetual vicars, and others holding benefices and dignities, who wish to study in the said university, even if priests, to study canon law or theology, and if sub-deacons or deacons, civil law, for three years, while receiving the fruits of their benefices, without licence from the ordinary, and that during this time sub-deacons and deacons shall not be bound to be ordained priests.
Granted as to the fruits of benefices for three years; and that they shall not be bound for the same time to be ordained priests, provided they receive the order of sub-deacon within a year, unless there be an oath of residence, and that their ordinaries, in cases where there is no oath, have dispensed them touching residence. Avignon, 15 Kal. May.
(f. 15.)
Master Alexander de Nevyle, M.A. Whereas he obtained the canonry and prebend of Howden, void by the death of an alien commonly called John Provan, and has held them for very many years, and a person hitherto unknown taking the name of the deceased, claims the fruits and obventions of the prebend (as other aliens have ere this been known in like manner to get into the benefices of those deceased) and prosecutes Alexander before Hugh Fabri, auditor of the apostolic palace; he prays the pope to order the said auditor to make the person who pretends to be the prebendary exhibit himself, or bring fitting witnesses, so that the truth of the matter may no longer be hidden by false colours.
If there is a real doubt let the person be exhibited. Avignon, 12 Kal. May.
(f. 16.)
Richard, earl of Arundel and Surrey. Whereas the archbishop of Canterbury claims of custom to grant probate of the wills and value the goods of nobles deceased in his province, and his suffragans do the like touching goods in their dioceses, so that the said goods are wasted in many and divers ways; the pope is prayed to allow the archbishop on the death of the earl to grant probate of his will, value the goods, and commit their administration to the executors as though the earl were of his diocese. Granted. Avignon, 12 Kal. May.
(f. 24.)
Thomas de Eltesle, bachelor of civil and canon law. For confirmation of the acceptance and provision to him of a canonry of Lincoln and a prebend, which he expected under papal letters, void by the death of John de Edindon, notwithstanding that he has the reservation of the church of Ellisworth (Elsworth).
Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. May.
(f. 25.)
Whereas John Turk, perpetual vicar of Staunton Drew, and William Bonenfaint, perpetual vicar of Jacminstre (Yetminster), resigned their benefices in order to exchange them, they pray for provision of the same. Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. May.
(f. 34.)
John de Newham, rector of Marton in Craven. For confirmation of the said church, value 10l. which he accepted in virtue of a grant made to him by Clement VI. in forma pauperum after the revocation made by Innocent VI. and has held it for two years.
Granted. Avignon, 5 Kal. May.
(f. 38d.)
Joan, princess of Aquitaine and Wales. On behalf of her clerk, William de Craule, for a benefice, value 30 marks, in the gift of the abbot and convent of Peterborough.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Non. May.
(f. 76d.)
The abbot and convent of St. Albans. Whereas they have two serfs (servos), useless to them inasmuch as they are in remote parts where they serve men in power, and have been out of their reach for thirty years, they pray for licence to alienate them, any oath or constitution notwithstanding.
Granted, if the facts are as stated, and that the money received be applied to the use of the monastery. Avignon, 8 Id. June.
(f. 78d.)
Simon de Neuton, otherwise called ‘scutifer viridis.’ On behalf of his brother, William de Neuton, for a canonry of Lichfield, with expectation of a prebend. Granted. Avignon, 8 Id. June.
Ibid.
The same. On behalf of his kinsman, Roger de Burton, canon and prebendary of Lincoln, in which church the prebends are unequal, for reservation of another prebend in the same, notwithstanding that he has the church of Denford. He is ready to resign the prebend he has.
Granted, and resign the church. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. Whereas the pope granted to his chaplain, Simon Thome de Wetewang, a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Hyde, value 25 marks with cure of souls, or 18 without, which grant is ineffectual, he prays for an augmentation of 15 marks to the benefice, with cure of souls. Granted. Dated as above.
Ibid.
The same. For an indulgence of a year and forty days to penitents who visit the chapel of the Holy Ghost by the monastery of the nuns of St. Helen's London, on Whitsun Day and during the octave.
Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 101.)
Roll of the masters of arts of the university of Paris.
(f. 107d.)
Roll of the English nation:—
[This includes certain dioceses on the continent.]
(f. 108.)
To Walter Trayl, of the diocese of Aberdeen, a benefice, value 25l. in the gift of the abbot and convent of Aberbrothoc.
To Robert Boyle, of the diocese of Glasgow, a canonry of Ross, with expectation of a prebend.
To William de Bawin, of the diocese of Aberdeen, a canonry of Dunkeld, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the sub-deanery of Ross, value 10l.
John Rose, sub-bedel of the English nation, aged sixty-two. For plenary remission at the hour of death.
Granted. Avignon, 16 Kal. July.
(f. 109.)
Thomas Mackinver. For confirmation of the precentorship of Limerick, value 80 gold florins, given to him by the ordinary.
Granted. Avignon, 14 Kal. July.
(f. 110d.)
Henry Dunston. For confirmation of the church of Great Horwode, value 15 marks. Granted. Avignon, 13 Kal. July.
(f. 127d.)
Michael de Monymusk, licentiate in canon law. He has long litigated in the papal palace about a canonry, prebend, and the deanery of Aberdeen, and has spent his goods and those of some of his friends, and has at last by three sentences been turned out of the said dignities. He therefore prays for the deanery of Glasgow on its voidance by the obtaining of a canonry and prebend of the same by William de Grynlaw, collector of fruits in Scotland due to the apostolic camera, notwithstanding that he has a canonry and prebend of Brechin.
Granted. Avignon, 6 Kal. July.
(f. 130d.)
John de Peblis, M.A. bachelor of canon and civil law, and advanced in theology. For the deanery of Glasgow on its voidance by the obtaining of the canonry and prebend of the same, formerly held by William de Rupe, by William de Grenlaw, papal collector in Scotland, notwithstanding that he has the treasurership of Glasgow, and the hermitage of Segden, in the diocese of St. Andrews, which he is ready to resign. Granted. Avignon, 5 Kal. July.
(f. 139.)
The abbot and convent of Westminster. Whereas in their manors and rectories there are chapels or oratories in which the abbot and keepers of those places can go to hear mass, the parish church being distant, they pray for indult to celebrate, or cause to be celebrated, masses in the same. Granted for six years. Avignon, Kal. July.
Ibid.
The same. For an indulgence of a year and forty days to penitents who contribute to the repair of the church of St. Michael, Todoynton (Teddington), in the diocese of London, which has been destroyed by fire. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 139d.)
Andrew de Trebrun, M.A. of the diocese of Moray. For the church of Kynhwl, in the diocese of St. Andrews, value 20l. void by the death of Brice Kreich, and lapsed to the apostolic see, notwithstanding that Andrew has the church of Kerynton, in the same diocese, which he is ready to resign. Granted. Avignon, 6 Non. July.
(f. 160.)
Whereas Richard de Bernewick, archdeacon of Glendalough in St. Patrick's, Dublin, and Thomas de Tanfield, rector of St. Nicholas in Calais, resigned their benefices in order to exchange them, they pray for provision of the same. Granted. Avignon, 8 Kal. Aug.
(f. 167.)
The abbot of Bardenay. For faculty to create and examine two notaries to be nominated by him.
Granted for one. Avignon, 3 Kal. Aug.
(f. 168.)
The prince of Aquitaine and Wales. Whereas two ministers of his chaplain, Thomas de Hortone, fell to words, and then drawing their knives, tried to kill one another in presence of the chaplain, who to stop murder beat them with a sheathed sword, and wounded one in the face, spilling blood, and so parted them; the wounded man's face inflamed, and he by ill-treatment of the surgeons, died in a few days; the pope is prayed to dispense the said chaplain on account of the irregularity incurred. Granted. Avignon, 3 Kal. Aug.
(f. 169.)
Whereas pope Innocent made a grant to Deodatus Chaue of Wyke, a poor clerk, by virtue of which he accepted the church of B. about which there was a suit in the apostolic palace, and on gaining it obtained letters, which have been stopped in the chancery because the fruits of the church, at the time of the suit, exceeded 15 pounds of Tours, the pope is prayed to order letters to be expedited touching the same, especially as it is now declared that the said poor clerk has no right to the church.
Granted under a new date. Avignon, prid. Kal. Aug.
(f. 182.)
John de Drumbrek, M.A. scholar of canon law, for a canonry of Caithness, with expectation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has a grant of a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Aberbrothoc, hitherto without effect. Granted. Avignon, 3 Id. Aug.
(f. 187d.)
Richard de Staford, knight, eldest son of Richard de Staford, knight and baron. For a portable altar for himself and Alice his wife.
Granted for four years. Avignon, 12 Kal. Sept.
(f. 193.)
Whereas in the roll of the graduates of the University of Cambridge the pope signed an augmentation for masters, even of arts, of 8 marks with cure of souls, and 4 without, although their petitions were cancelled, and it is doubted whether by masters is to be understood bachelors of canon and civil law, the pope is prayed by five such bachelors to declare the same, or to make grants to them anew, especially as in the roll the augmentation was asked for masters and bachelors of arts alone.
Granted for bachelors of canon and civil law if they were bachelors before the pope's accession. Avignon, 12 Kal. Sept.
(f. 204d.)
William Wodeman. For correction of his petition for a benefice in the gift of the prioress and convent of Polslow, by adding the word ‘severally,’ inasmuch as they give no benefice jointly.
Granted. Avignon, 4 Non. Sept.
(f. 205.)
William atte Kirke of Great Beudon, of the diocese of Lincoln. For correction of the grant made to him of a benefice in the gift of the abbot and convent of Bermondesey, seeing that there is no abbot, but a prior in that monastery. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 211.)
John de Buckingham, M.A. and B.C.L. scholar in canon law. For the church of Harwe, in the diocese of London, value 60 marks, void by the death of Raymund Peregrini, collector of fruits due to the apostolic camera, notwithstanding that he has the church of Stokton, in the diocese of Salisbury, value 10 marks, and expects a benefice in the gift of the bishop of Exeter.
Granted, and resign all. Avignon, prid. Id. Sept.
(f. 212d.)
Simon de Neuton, scutifer viridis. For correction of the grant of a canonry and prebend of Lichfield made to his brother Richard, whose name was written ‘William.’ Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 214.)
Robert Monypeny, M.A. scholar of canon law. For confirmation of the provision made to him by the ordinary of the precentorship of Aberdeen, value 30 marks, void by the death of John de Cromdolio, inasmuch as he doubts whether it was so void, or lapsed to the apostolic see; notwithstanding that he has the prebend of Clat in the said church, value 10 marks, collated to him by the ordinary, and the church of Sanchar in the diocese of Glasgow, of like value.
Granted. Avignon, 18 Kal. Oct.
(f. 221.)
David, king of Scotland. On behalf of his chaplain, Walter Bel, for the vicarage of the church of Norberwyk, in the diocese of St. Andrews, value 20 marks, void by the death of John Fabri so long ago that it has lapsed to the apostolic see. Granted. Avignon, 9 Kal. Oct.