Regesta 19
1238-1240

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'Regesta 19: 1238-1240', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1: 1198-1304 (1893), pp. 169-188. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96012 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. XIX.

12 Gregory IX.

2 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 2d.)
Mandate to O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, to absolve from their crusaders' vows those in Scotland, who, from poverty, age, or weakness, are unable personally to fulfil them. They are to pay to him what they would have spent, and he will hand it over to those fit to take part in the crusade.
[Theiner, 38.]
Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 3d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Rouen to examine and make a full report to the pope on a cause between the abbot and convent of St. Nicholas, Angers, and the prior and convent of Spalding, in the diocese of Lincoln; in which the abbot and convent assert that they have been despoiled of the priory, and claim that a composition entered into between them shall be annulled; together with other matters, about which the archbishop is to enjoin the abbot and prior to declare and answer truly under oath, as also in regard to the positions transmitted in the pope's bull. Witnesses on either side are to be examined before the Kalends of November, and rebutting evidence on the part of the abbot is to be accepted up to the Kalends of February. The whole report is to be made, and proctors of both parties ordered to appear before the pope by next Kalends of April.
Ibid.
(f. 4.)
The like to Master William de Sancte Marie Ecclesia and William de Lichfield, canons of St. Paul's, London.
1238.
18 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 5d.)
Indult to the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, to use tunic and dalmatic in solemn masses, as well as the mitre, ring, and sandals already allowed by ancient indult.
Ibid. Inhibition, addressed to the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, to abbots, priors, and other religious of the dioceses of Canterbury and Rochester to buy, without their knowledge or consent, from men of their monastery, lands, possessions, and rents belonging thereto, appropriating them, and thereby injuring the monastery.
15 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 6.)
Indult to the archbishop of Canterbury to compel those who have in any way injured himself or those belonging to him, when travelling in his province or staying in his manors, to make due satisfaction.
16 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 6.)
Licence to the prior and convent of Canterbury to demand an oath from those concerned in causes against them plead custom or other exemption, and to compel them to take oaths before ordinary or delegated judges.
2 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 6.)
Indult to Master Robert de Otrington, clerk, to accept the archdeaconry of Carlisle, together with the rents which he has.
15 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 6d.)
Confirmation to the prior and convent of Canterbury, following the example of pope Alexander, of the right to convert oblations and gifts made to their church in honour of St. Thomas the Martyr and other saints, whose relics are there preserved, to the uses of sacred vestments, of the fabric, of lights, of the sick, and of guests.
12 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 7.)
To the king, advising him, for the good of the kingdom, not to allow the earl of Cornwall, from whom the pope has lately received a letter, to set out for the Holy Land. If the earl's desire in this regard is to be sanctioned, it is better for the Holy Land that all the English lords should not go at once.
Ibid.
(f. 7d.)
The like to Richard earl of Cornwall, urging him to place himself at the disposal of the king and realm in regard to his intention of setting out for the Holy Land; but if he is determined to go, the pope desires that gifts to the Holy Land subsidy, or whatever may be collected in the realm by order of the cardinal legate, should be kept in the Temple at London, and assigned to the earl and other crusaders on their arrival at their destination.
Ibid. The like to the said cardinal legate; with alternative order to the archbishops and the bishop of Lincoln.
11 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 7d.)
The like to the archbishop of Canterbury, with alternative order to the archbishop of York and bishop of Lincoln.
The like to the archbishop of York.
The like to the bishop of Lincoln.
9 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 7d.)
Protection to Richard earl of Cornwall, with his wife, children, and household, on his joining the crusade, and setting out for the Holy Land.
Ibid. Mandate to the archbishops of Canterbury and York and the bishop of Lincoln, to see that the earl is in no way molested contrary to the above grant of protection.
14 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 7d.)
To the earl of Cornwall. Extension of the grant of protection to lands and tenements given to him by the king.
12 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 7d.)
Confirmation to the same of the grant made to him by the king, that in case of his death the proceeds of his lands may be applied to pious uses from the day of his death to the next Michaelmas.
9 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 8.)
Indult to the same that his chaplains and clerks may celebrate divine offices without bells, with closed doors, and in a low voice in time of interdict, and that he, his wife, and son, may hear them.
Ibid. Mandate to the same that no sentence of excommunication or interdict shall be issued against him or his land, his wife or children, without manifest and reasonable cause.
12 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 8.)
Mandate, on petition of R. earl of Cornwall, to Otho cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to grant dispensations to four clerks of the said earl, being legitimate and of full age, to hold two benefices apiece with cure of souls.
Ibid. Mandate to the same, on petition of the king and the earl of Cornwall, to make such provision as he shall see fit to Roger, clerk, nephew of the said king and earl.
8 Kal. May.
Lateran
(f. 8.)
Dispensation to Robert de Kinton, clerk of the earl of Cornwall, to hold one additional benefice with cure of souls, provided that he resides in one, and puts a vicar in the other.
Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 10.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, to the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, of the composition made between them on one side, and the archbishop and archdeacon of Canterbury on the other, about the church of Cistelet and other matters. The composition, dated 1237, and made between archbishop Edmund, archdeacon Simon de Langetun, and Robert, abbot, and convent of St. Augustine's, relates to the churches of Menstre, Northburn, Cistelet, Faversham, and Mideltun, with their chapels, the benediction of the abbots, the subjection of their clerks and men to the archbishop, the institution of parsons and vicars to their churches, the payment of procurations at visitation from which the above churches are exempt, and the prebend of Gotheistun, anchorites, the churches of Prestun and Selling. It is witnessed by Anger abbot of Derham, Masters Robert de Abbendun, Thomas de Frakenham, Robert de Stafford, Richard de Langedun, Nicolas de Bureford then archbishop's official, Richard de Witham them archbishop's chancellor, Richard rector of Holingeburn, Walter de sumercot, William rector of Livingeburn, Henry de Welle, and Robert de Dorking, the archbishop's clerks.
15 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 11.)
Mandate to the archbishop of York and the bishops of Worcester and Coventry concerning Fulc, provost of Beverley, who, touched by remorse at having held two benefices with cure of souls before the general council, without a dispensation, came to Rome and offered to resign them into the pope's hands, to make such provision as they shall see fit to him out of the proceeds of that benefice and of the church of Howeden, for which he has a papal dispensation.
16 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 11d.)
Inhibition, addressed to the abbot and convent of St. Eadmunds in the diocese of Norwich, that no one except a Roman pontiff or his legate shall exercise jurisdiction, celebrate public mass, build a convent, chapel or oratory, hold or exercise any episcopal rights, synods, in Bury St. Eadmunds, or within four crosses distant one mile from either side of it.
17 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 11d.)
Mandate, addressed amongst others, to the archbishop of Canterbury, the abbot of Louth Park in the diocese of Lincoln, and the chancellor of Lincoln to cause a tenth of all their revenues to be paid for three years by abbots and priors and their convents and other places in England, in order to free the Cluniac order from debt.
6 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 12d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of York to examine into the election made by the convent of T. prior of Durham to that see, and if canonical to confirm it, the king having refused his assent to the same, and his proctors having asserted that the prior is an enemy of the king and realm, and is suspected of simony. If it is not, the said election is to be annulled, and provision made to the said church by canonical election within a fixed time.
The like to Otho cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate.
2 Non. May.
Lateran
(f. i4d.)
Declaration, addressed to the prior and convent of Canterbury, that the renewal of the privilege granted by pope Boniface to the abbot and convent of SS. Peter and Paul, in the city of Dover, shall be without prejudice to the said prior and convent who possess the whole shore and all the water of Stanores, which are included in the said privilege.
6 Id. May
Lateran
(f. 15d.)
Declaration to eleanor, the king's sister, that nothing is to be presumed against the marriage contracted between her and S[imon] de Montfort earl of Leiceste.
The like to the said earl.
Non. May
Lateran
(f. 15d.)
Copy of the above sent to Otho cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere papal legate.
5 Id. May.
Lateran.
(f. 17.)
Mandate to the same papal legate, to compel the bishop of Chichester and Master William of that city to restore to Alatrinus, papal subdeacon and chaplain, the treasurership of Chichester given to him by the pope, with reservation to the said William, paying a pension of equal value to him until the bishop should provide for him in his diocese. This pension the said William has for many years not paid, nor has the bishop, as ordered by papal letters, made provision to Alatrinus, though he might have done so when the precentorship (cantoria) of Chichester was void, the church of Kuckefeld, of the patronage of the prior and convent of Lewes, being assigned to him; and the chapter has refused to observe the composition made by the said chaplain and Master William's proctor in regard to the rents of the treasurership, thereby causing the said chaplain great trouble and expense. If they refuse to do this, the legate is to put the chaplain's proctor in possession of the treasurership, and protect him when so inducted.
18 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 17d.)
Faculty to the archbishop of Canterbury to consecrate his suffragans in churches other than that of Canterbury, notwithstanding the grant made by him to the monks and confirmed by the pope of the limitation to that church.
2 Id. May.
Lateran.
(f. 17d.)
Inhibition addressed to the same, that the prior and convent of Canterbury shall not punish those monks who, in answer to the archbishop's inquiry, reveal any fault or excess of their brethren.
17 Kal. June.
Lateran.
(f. 18d.)
Faculty to the same to restrain, by spiritual censure, those who invade, seize, and rob manors belonging to him situated in the dioceses of his suffragans and exempt from their jurisdiction.
16 Kal. June.
Lateran.
(f. 18d.)
Mandate to Otho cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to fix next Christmas as the term for the appearance before the pope of the archbishop of Canterbury and the prior and convent of the same, who say that the indulgence granted to the archbishop to restrain and punish monks of that church is contrary to their privileges and ancient custom.
Ibid. Mandate to the same to fix next Christmas for the appearance before the pope of the archbishop of Canterbury and the prior and convent. The former wishes to found a college for secular canons, but the proctors of the prior and convent oppose these proposals, and plead in opposition indults and privileges granted to them by Roman pontiffs. He is also to inspect the place which the archbishop of Canterbury intends to choose as the site for the college, with what goods he purposes to endow it, and how many canons there are to be, with other particulars, and to make a full report to the pope.
3 Id. May.
Lateran.
(f. 19.)
Indult to Thomas archdeacon of Essex, to hold the church of Petworth, having cure of souls, in addition to the archdeaconry, whose value is hardly more than 24 marks.
7 Kal. June.
Lateran.
(f. 21.)
Faculty to the archbishop of Canterbury to use the pallium on his return in France and in England outside his province, when invited to consecrations of bishops, dedications of churches and other solemn functions.
Ibid. Declaration to the same that no prejudice is to arise to him or his successors, on account of the papal sentence in the cause between him and the prior and convent of Rochester, by which it was determined that the election of the bishop of that see belonged to them, concerning the right of patronage in the church of Rochester, the former question not having been brought before the pope.
Ibid. Mandate to Otho cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to fix next Christmas as the term within which the archbishop of Canterbury and the prior and convent of Canterbury are to appear by proctors before the pope in the question about the right of patronage that the former claims in the churches of the manors belonging to the latter, in regard to which an amicable composition has been entered into, subject to the assent of the pope and the king; the archbishop praying the pope not to consent to it, because it would lessen the rights and liberties of the see, and also because an exchange of spiritualities for temporalities is vicious.
7 Kal. June.
Lateran.
(f. 21d.)
Licence to Duraguerra de Piperno, perpetual vicar of Catrich, in the diocese of York, which he has served by a chaplain and two clerks, to be non-resident.
11 Kal. June.
Lateran.
(f. 22.)
Mandate to Otho cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to have exhibited to him all the privileges granted by popes, archbishops, kings, and other princes in honour of St. Thomas the Martyr to the church of Canterbury, assigning severally to the archbishop and to the prior and convent those that belong to them, and those that concern both, to the archbishop to be kept under his seal, but if any are duplicated to give some of them to the archbishop and the rest to the prior and convent; those that are falsified or suspected are to be sent under seal to the pope; authenticated copies are to be made of those that are true; if the legate is unable to undertake this personally, he is to depute God-fearing and prudent men to do it.
Ibid. Mandate to the same to summon parties and examine the question between the archbishop of Canterbury and the archdeacon of Rochester about institution by the former of parsons presented to churches of that diocese, the cognisance of matrimonial causes in the same, and the jurisdiction in manors of the bishop of Rochester during the voidance of that see.
9 Kal. June.
Lateran.
(f. 23.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, to the abbot and convent of St. Mary de Gloria, Anagni, of the grant made to them by Eadmund, archbishop of Canterbury, of the church of Lides in that diocese, his predecessor, Richard, having granted them an annual rent of 50 marks from his manor of Wengeham until assignment should be made to them of one of the churches in his gift. The archbishop's grant is dated Lateran, (sic) 4 Non. May, an. 5.
3 Non. June.
Lateran.
(f. 24d.)
Monition and mandate to F. emperor of the Romans, king of Jerusalem and Sicily, to liberate Peter Sarraceni de Audreocta, a Roman citizen, whom the king of England has sent as envoy to the pope. The bishop of Florence is to make a personal appeal to the emperor on his behalf.
7 Id. June.
Lateran.
(f. 29.)
Mandate, at the request of the prior and convent of Canterbury, to the bishop of Ely to grant a dispensation to Masters Walter of London, Henry de Sandwich, and Gilbert de Byham, clerks, being legitimate and deserving to hold one additional benefice apiece with cure of souls.
2 Id. June.
Lateran.
(f. 29d.)
Dispensation to Jordan, archdeacon of St. Davids, to hold one additional benefice, with cure of souls, besides the archdeaconry, and a yearly pension of 12 marks in the church of Helesam, in the diocese of Chichester.
2 Id. June.
Lateran.
(f. 32d.)
Indult to Eustace, papal subdeacon, clerk of J. cardinal of St. Praxed's, to hold one benefice, with cure of souls, in addition to the rectory of St. Mary Feltewell, in the diocese of Norwich.
Id. July.
Anagni.
(f. 35d.)
Confirmation to Robert, archdeacon of Ross, whose prebend in the church of Rosmarkin is insufficient, of the grant made to him and to the archdeaconry (by way of prebend) by the bishop of Ross of the church of Fotherdin and chapel of Lesselin, lands and tithes of corn of the churches of Ederdouer, Longibride, and Lemnalare, with consent of the chapter.
[Theiner, 38.]
12 Kal. Aug.
Auagni.
(f. 37.)
Indult to the bishop of Glasgow that he shall not be summoned by papal letters to appear before judges beyond the realm of Scotland, a previous indult to this effect being evaded by his adversaries.
5 Kal. July.
Anagni.
(f. 37d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Worcester, on petition of Richard de Toni, treasurer of Angers, a crusader, and nephew of the king of Scotland, whose conscience will not allow him to retain certain benefices with cure of souls, to receive his resignation of the said benefices, with restoration of their proceeds, which are to be converted, as the bishop shall see fit, to the Holy Land subsidy, and then to deal with him as he shall see fit.
12 Kal. Aug.
Anagni.
(f. 37d.)
Mandate to the same, at the request of the king of Scotland, to grant to the above Richard de Thony what he sees fit from the proceeds of the churches resigned by him, in order that he may be able to fulfil his crusader's vow.
13 Kal. Sept.
Anagni.
(f. 46.)
Indult to the abbot and convent of St. Mary de Gloria, Anagni, to enter into possession, on the death or resignation of the rector, of the church of Witlege, in the diocese of Winchester the patronage of which was granted to them by Gilbert, earl of Pambroc, Marshal of England, a vicar's portion being reserved.
5 Kal. Sept.
Anagni.
(f. 46d.)
Mandate to O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate to use his influence with the king, and with those who have brought a suit in the king's court against Hugh Wake, touching the greater part of his goods to allow him, having three years ago taken the cross, to fulfil his vow.
5 Kal. Sept.
Anagni.
(f. 47d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Lincoln to cause to be assigned to Hugh Wake, crusader, after he has set out, the redemption of crusaders' vows, and of his fiefs not yet granted to anyone else.
7 Kal. Sept.
Anagni.
(f. 46d.)
Indult to the abbot and Aroasian convent of Brunne, in the diocese of Lincoln, to appropriate the church of Helpingham, a perpetual vicar being appointed.
9 Kal. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 52.)
Mandate to Otho cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to induce the creditors of the bishop of Exeter, who, on his return from Syria, found the goods of the see much wasted, to wait for their money, lest the church of Exeter, if longer exposed to the fangs of creditors, should be swallowed up in the abyss of usury.
Kal. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 52d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Lincoln, the archdeacon of Noramton, and the chancellor of St. Paul's, London, on petition of the king, showing that, on the voidance of the see of Durham, the convent, asserting that they had canonically elected their prior as bishop, begged their metropolitan to confirm the election. But the king, considering that the election of the said prior would injure himself and his realm, caused exceptions to be made before the archbishop, pointing out that the prior was the king's enemy, the illegitimate son of a female servant, a homicide, simoniacal, guilty of other crimes, and illiterate; which the king was ready to prove. The archbishop admitted the two exceptions of hostility and simony, but afterwards refused to admit the king's proctor to prove them, who thereupon appealed to the pope; but the convent obtained papal letters to the archbishop and the legate to concludo the matter. The bishop, archdeacon, and chancellor are ordered, if the king can prove the simony and hostility within two months, or if, on examining the election, they find it uncanonical, to annul it; but if it is canonical, they are to confirm it, and to order the archbishop to consecrate the bishop elect.
Non. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 53.)
Request and admonition to the king of France to procure the prolongation of the truce with the king of England to five years.
The like to the king of England.
To the same effect to Isabella, formerly queen of England, countess of La Marche.
The like to the count of La Marche.
Id. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 56d.)
Licence to the archbishop of Dublin to grant dispensations to two clerks, that each may hold two benefices, with cure of souls; also to two illegitimate clerks, not being the offspring of adultery, that they may be ordained.
15 Kal. Sept.
Anagni.
(f. 57d.)
Licence to the abbot and convent of St. Mary de Monte Mirteto to hold to their uses the church of Litleburn, the patronage of which was granted to the pope by the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, and which is now void by the death of Laurence, late rector, a vicar's portion being reserved.
8 Kal. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 59d.)
Request and exhortation to the king of England (as also to the king and queen of France) to urge privately and severally the prelates of his realm to consent to a contribution of a thirtieth of the ecclesiastical incomes of their dioceses in aid of the eastern empire for three years; and to transmit their letters patent to this effect to the pope, so that the said empire and the Holy Land may be freed from the hands of the impious.
Ibid. The like to the earl of Cornwall, the king's brother, desiring him to commute his crusader's vow by papal licence for a sum of money equal to his expenses, which is to be sent in aid of the said empire, as the earl's absence from England may be injurious.
Ibid. Mandate to O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to induce the above-named earl to do what the pope has asked him.
Ibid. Mandate to the same to use his influence privately and severally with the prelates of England that they may consent to the contribution of a thirtieth of the incomes of the churches and clerks of their dioceses in aid of the eastern empire and the Holy Land.
Ibid. The like to the archbishops of York and Canterbury (as also to the archbishops of France).
Ibid. The like to the prior provincial of the Friars Preachers in England, directing them to urge all ecclesiastical and lay persons in England to contribute to the imperial subsidy, the contributors being qualified to enjoy the immunities and the indulgence granted to those who come to the aid of the Holy Land.
14 Kal. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 65.)
Mandate to the archbishops of Canterbury, York, and Dublin, to receive the redemptions of crusaders' vows, and give a fourth part of them to Baldwin, heir of the empire of Constantinople for soldiers in aid of the Holy Land.
1239.
[10 Kal. Feb.]
Lateran.
(f. 69d.)
Answer to the bishop of Lincoln, informing him that those clerks who hold a plurality of benefices, with cure of souls, without papal dispensation, are bound to make restitution of the proceeds of such benefices.
Ibid. Licence to the same to exercise his office in regard to the visitation of the chapter of Lincoln, which has hitherto not been visited by himself or any other, without paying attention to vexatious appeals.
16 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 69d.)
Mandate to the convent of Norwich to proceed to the canonical election of a fit person as bishop, their election of their prior having been annulled by the pope.
7 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 69d.)
Licence to the bishop of Lincoln that he shall not be bound by papal letters to make provision to anyone unless special mention is made of this licence.
2 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 69d.)
Mandate to the same to transfer those who have simoniscally been received into monasteries of his diocese, to others of the same or of a stricter order, enjoining on them a competent penance; and, if their entry into other monasteries is difficult, the bishop is to cause them to be received anew by way of dispensation, and the last places in choir and refectory assigned them; provided that the money simoniacally paid for their first entrance be given to the poor or used for their sustentation if transferred to other monasteries.
14 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 70d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Moray, Ross, and Caithness, to inquire into the mode of the postulation of W. chancellor of Moray to the bishopric of Lismore, value only 25 marks, which the pope has been asked to admit, and to order him to be consecrated, and, if they find it to have been made canonically, to admit it, and consecrate him; if not, they are to make provision to that church by canonical election.
5 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 71d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to receive from Nicholas de Nevilla, rector of Waleton, in the diocese of Winchester, his resignation of benefices held by him without papal dispensation, ordering him to pay a proportionate sum from the fruits received to the Holy Land subsidy, and enjoining him a suitable penance; and to grant him in regard to the said benefices such dispensation as the archbishop shall see fit.
2 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 71d.)
Mandate to the prior and convent of St. Andrews, in Scotland, to provide, by canonical election, a fit person to be bishop, the postulation which has been made by them of the bishop of Dunkeld not being admitted by the pope. [Theiner, 38.]
7 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 71d.)
Mandate to the prior and convent of Winchester to elect a bishop with advice of the bishops of Rochester and Carlisle, the postulation which had been made by them of the bishop of Chichester not being admitted by the pope.
14 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 71d.)
Request and exhortation to the king not to suffer the prior and convent of Winchester to be molested in regard to their election of a bishop, the postulation made by them of the bishop of Chichester not being admitted by the pope.
11 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 72.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of Lincoln, to cause to be repaid to the prior and convent of Winchester, from the goods of the see, the expenses incurred by them in the postulation, after provision has been made to that church.
Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 72.)
Monition and mandate to the bishops of Rochester and Carlisle to give such counsel to the prior and convent of Winchester as shall result in the election of a fit person to that see.
4 Non. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 73.)
Mandate to the bishop of Worcester to cause to be observed the papal sentence in the suit heard by the bishop of Ostin, and by him reported to the pope, on the presentation of Master Simon, papal subdeacon and chaplain, who, in the presence of O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, stated that during the voidance of the see of Norwich the presentation to benefices and patronages of that church and diocese belongs to the king, who, hearing that R. de Blonvilla, archdeacon of Norfolk, obtained the rectory of Thorneham on the death of Robert its late rector, by avoiding the archdeaconry, presented the said chaplain [Simon] to the archbishop of Canterbury for institution to the said archdeaconry; upon which the chaplain prayed for institution from the legate, and for the removal of R. from the archdeaconry. After many pleadings on either side the pope's sentence is that as it was not proved that the archdeacon received a benefice with cure of souls, after getting the archdeaconry, the archdeaconry was not thereby void; but as the archdeacon admits that he held archdeaconry and rectory together he is deprived of the former.
Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 74.)
Grant to the archbishop of York that he shall not be bound by papal letters obtained by certain clerks of England to make provision to them of prebends or rectories, as they assert he is, if they are not content to accept perpetual vicarages or other benefices of the value of 20 silver marks.
4 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 74.)
Mandate to the same to make enquiry and remit to the pope a full report on the petition of the abbot and convent of Mont St. Michel. The late count of Britany granted to the said monastery the manor of Wat, in the diocese of York, which grant has been confirmed by successive kings of England, and they have always had two monks on the manor, but Robert Marmion, knight, of the diocese of York, claimed the manor in right of his wife, and the predecessor of the present abbot was summoned before the king's court, where the said knight offered to prove by duel that the manor was his, which challenge, although he had other defence, the late abbot indiscreetly accepted. The combatants fought in a place appointed by the king, the knight bringing a multitude of armed men, and the knight's champion was more than once brought to the ground, on which the knight's party interfered to rescue him, and threatened death to the abbot and his champion, so that the abbot, fearing that death would ensue, came to the spot and renounced his right, which renunciation the knight would not admit save by way of peace, and payment of a sum of money. The abbot and convent therefore pray that this renunciation made without the consent of the convent may not hold good, as by it the monastery is very greatly injured. The parties are to appear before the pope personally, or by proctors, within a fixed time.
7 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 76d.)
Mandate to the abbots of Croxton and Neubo, and the prior of Beauver in the diocese of Lincoln, on the petition of the abbot and convent of Rievaux, to hear a cause between them and the prior and canons of Giseburn about certain tithes, formorly heard by the official of the archdeacon of Cleveland.
8 Id. May.
Lateran.
(f. 76d.)
Faculty to the archbishop of Canterbury to institute and endow a college of secular canons in any church of his diocese belonging to him.

13 Gregory IX.

11 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 99.)
Mandate to the abbots of Croxton, Neubo, and Barlinges, not to suffer the abbot and convent of Rievaux to be molested in regard to the papal indult by which their possessions, acquired before the general council, and cultivated by their own hands, or at their expense, are not subject to tithe; as it appears that certain persons assert that their mines and turbaries are not worked by them or at their expense, and therefore exact tithe from them. The pope declares that these, as well as their other possessions, come under the terms of the indult.
5 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 101.)
Mandate to the archdeacon of Derham in the diocese of Norwich, on petition of Hugh de Bilne, clerk, in the cause between him and Thomas, clerk, of the diocese of Norwich, about the church of Kimburle, brought by appeal of Hugh to the pope, and committed to the prior of Derham and colleague, with order that the parties should appear before the pope within a given time, fixed by the said judges in the octave of St. Andrew. Hugh, having waited for three months for Thomas to appear, prays the pope to intervene. Thomas is ordered to be condemned in costs as contumacious, unless he can show lawful impediment.
18 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 101.)
Mandate to Otho, cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to grant a dispensation to Matthew de Cantilupo, clerk, of the diocese of York, brother of the bishop of Worcester, so that, if he be found worthy, he may hold an additional benefice with cure of souls, provided that he resides in one and has the other served by a vicar.
17 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 101d.)
Grant to the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Mary, Dover, that they and their successors shall observe the rule of St. Augustine.
10 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 103.)
Mandate to the bishop of Lincoln to freely carry out the pope's order in regard to the archdeacon of Buckingham, who holds a plurality of benefices without papal dispensation, notwithstanding his appeal to the pope and the papal letters obtained by him to the dean of Norwich and archdeacon of Sudbury.
16 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 103d.)
Mandate to the priors of Rochester and St. Augustine's, Canterbury, and the archdeacon of Rochester, on petition of the abbot and convent of Westminster, in regard to the church of Aiswelle, of their patronage, in the diocese of Lincoln, which by papal indult was granted to them to hold to their uses, at the next vacancy, a vicar's portion being reserved, and to which, on the death of the rector, they demanded to be inducted by the bishop of Lincoln, presenting to the vicarage a fit person. Whereupon the bishop, asserting that he had received a papal mandate to make provision of the said church to Nicolas, a clerk of his diocese, excommunicated the abbot and some of his monks and servants, who, to protect their rights, entered into possession of the said church, which the bishop also put under an interdict.
If this is so, the pope orders the above to annul the said sentences and the collation made by the bishop, and to induct the abbot and convent into possession of the said church.
Ibid. Indult to the abbot and convent of Sallei, in the diocese of York, to enter into possession of, and hold to their uses, the church of Tadcaster, of which the right of patronage has been granted to them by Matilda, countess of Warewic, and William de Perty, patrons of the same, the indult to take effect on the death or resignation of the rector, a vicar's portion being reserved enough to support all charges of the bishop, archdeacon, and their officials.
12 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 105.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, on petition of John de Vercelli, papal subdeacon, prebendary of Walton in the cathedral of Lincoln, of the sentence given by Thomas, cardinal of St. Sabina's, in a cause between the said John and the archdeacon of Buckingham about the church of Buckingham. The archdeacon has to make restitution of the church, and pay 100 marks for fruits received the question of costs is reserved.
Ibid. Mandate to Otho, cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to see that the above sentence is carried out.
8 Id. June.
Lateran.
(f. 110d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury, in answer to his request to the pope for licence to endow a college of secular canons, with benefices in his gift and archiepiscopal revenues, against which the proctors of the church of Canterbury have brought many arguments before the pope. After reviewing the whole case and the suggestions of Hallinton, Maidstone, and Lambeth as the sites, the pope decides that the papal indult already granted is to have its effect.
15 Kal. July.
Lateran.
(f. 114.)
Commission to the bishops of Glasgow, Moray, and Caithness, to enquire into the election of the abbot of Aberbredoc, with the king's consent, to the see of Aberdeen. According to the relation of Stephen and Richard, proctors of the dean and chapter, the clergy of Aberdeen deputed four of the chapter and three of the clergy to make the election, which the pope is now prayed by the dean and chapter to confirm, and to order the bishop elect to be consecrated. If the election has been made of a fit person, and canonically, the above bishops are to confirm it, consecrate the abbot, receive his oath according to the form sent in the accompanying bull, and cause him to receive the obedience of the clergy and people of the diocese of Aberdeen. If not, they are to annul the said election and proceed to make another. [Theiner, 38.]
14 Kal. June.
Lateran.
(f. 114.)
Mandate to Otho, cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to confer on Master Robert de Gloucestria the church of Heyneforth, collation of which has, by papal authority, been made to him by the abbot of Boxley, and in which he has been canonically instituted, William de Carney, or any other subsequent holder of it being removed; but if any prior incumbent has any right in it, then provision is to be made to Robert of an equivalent benefice. The said Robert and Berardus, as proctors of the archbishop of Canterbury, and Reginald, as proctor of William de Carney, of the diocese of Rochester, pleaded on either side before Thomas, cardinal of St. Sabina, appointed by the pope to hear the cause, and it appears that after the said church had been given to Robert by the abbot of Boxley, the archbishop gave it to William.
2 Non. June.
Lateran.
(f. 114d.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, to Master Robert de Gloucestria of the sentence given by Thomas, cardinal of St. Sabina's, in the cause pleaded before him by the said Robert and Master Berardus, proctors of the archbishop of Canterbury, and Reginald, proctor of William de Cerney, in which the archbishop's proceeding is annulled. The sentence is dated Rome, 7 Id. May.
7 Id. July.
Montfort.
(f. 116d.)
Indult to Master W. de Cugenho to hold a benefice with cure of souls, in addition to the rectory of Weston in the diocese of Lincoln, provided that he reside in one and have the other served by a vicar.
Kal. Sept.
Anagni.
(f. 123d.)
Mandate to Otho, cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, on petition of Master Richard de Garde, dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, who by papal indult received a dispensation from the archbishop of Dublin to hold two benefices with cure of souls, he being then rector of Tunebrigg, in the diocese of Rochester, after which, on receiving and holding the deanery by virtue of the said dispensation, the Hospitallers in England believing Tunebrigg to be void, presented to it P. clerk, of the diocese of Rochester, and on the question between Richard and P. being raised before the legate, the bishop of Rochester gave the said church to Fobert (sic), clerk, of Dover. The pope decides that the indult is to be maintained, and the dean put in possession of the church.
17 Kal. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 125d.)
Confirmation to the abbot and convent of St. Mary de Gloria, Anagni, of a grant made to them for their uses, a vicar's portion being reserved, of the church of Magor, in the diocese of Llandaff, now void by the resignation of Master Alan de Sancta Fide, the patronage of the same having been already given them by the Marshal of England, earl of Pembroch.
Kal. Sept.
Anagni.
(f. 125d.)
Mandate in regard to the above, addressed to Otho, cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, directing him to causo to be assigned the vicar's portion, and to give his letters patent containing the course of the whole business to D. monk and proctor of the monastery, now in England.
15 Kal. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 126.)
Indult to the prior and convent of Bromholm, in the diocese of Norwich, to hold to their uses the church of Haninges, value under 20 marks, the patronage of which they state that they possess. The grant is to take effect when the church is void, and a vicar's portion is to be reserved.
Kal. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 127d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Glasgow, Caithness, and Brechin, to enquire into the election made to the see of St. Andrews of Master David de Bernham, the king of Scotland's chamberlain, and, if canonical, to confirm it and consecrate him, such election having been made under papal authority and by licence of the king, after the pope's refusal to admit the postulation made of the bishop of Dunkeld. The pope has ordered this enquiry to be made because, of the three proctors sent to the pope, one is dead, another detained by sickness, and only Master Richard Vairement, secular canon, the king's proctor, remains.
[Theiner, 39.]
3 Non. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 128.)
Mandate to Otho, cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to cite T. the prior, bishop elect of Durham, to appear before the pope within a fixed time. The king refused his consent to the election of the said prior, and on the convent praying the archbishop of York to confirm it, the king's proctors pleaded before the archbishop that the prior was the king's capital enemy, and guilty of simony, and had taken an oath of fealty to the king of Scotland. The archbishop first admitted the pleas of simony and hostility, but afterwards only the latter, and finally refused to allow the king's proctor to proceed to proof. The king thereupon appealed to the pope; but the other side obtained papal letters to the archbishop; and afterwards other papal letters on behalf of the king were obtained, addressed to the bishop of Lincoln and his colleagues, which the king did not use; and proctors of either side came to the pope, before whom various allegations were made, and the see of Durham suffers from being mean while void.
11 Kal. Nov.
Anagni.
(f. 128d.)
The pope sends to the archbishop of Cashel the pallium which he has asked for, by Simon, a canon, and David, a clerk of that church; the bishops of Emly and Ardfert, bearers of the same, are to receive from the archbishop his oath of fealty to the pope. [Theiner, 39.]
Ibid. The like to the above-named bishops, directing them to return the said oath to the pope, under letters patent, sealed with their seal.
10 Kal. Nov.
Anagni.
(f. 128d.)
Confirmation to Stephen de Segrave, of the diocese of Coventry, of the gift of the tithes and offerings of his manor of Calwedon, which the rector of St. Michael's, Coventry, to whom they belong, with consent of the bishop and chapter, made to the chapel built on the said manor.
n.d.
(f. 129.)
Indult to the abbot and convent of Begeham, in the diocese of Chichester, that no one shall exact from them tithes of the mills they have newly made, or of the first crop of hay on their lands.
12 Kal. Nov.
Anagni.
(f. 129.)
Ordinance, addressed to the prior and convent of Canterbury, that no prejudice shall arise to their ancient and approved rights, dignities, honours, privileges, and customs, by the archbishop's erection of a college of secular canons.
15 Kal. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 129.)
Protection to Richard, earl of Cornwall, his wife, children, family, and goods. In case of his death beyond seas, his son Henry shall remain under the same protection until he attains the age of twenty-one years.
Ibid.
(f. 129d.)
Mandate to the archbishops of Canterbury and York, and the bishop of Lincoln, not to suffer the said earl or his son Henry to be molested.
Ibid. Indult to the said earl, who has joined the crusade, that no one shall issue against him, his wife, or son, any sentence of excommunication or interdict, without special papal mandate making mention of this indult.
Ibid. Inhibition, addressed to the same, to any one to seize or detain him after he has set out to cross the sea.
Ibid. The like to all archbishops and bishops, ordering them to carry out the above inhibition, and punish those who infringe it.
Ibid. Indult to the same earl, that no one shall exact anything from the offerings made to his chaplains or clerks when they celebrate divine offices in his chapel.
16 Kal. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 129d.)
Mandate to the archbishops of Canterbury and York, and the bishop of Lincoln, to cause to be faithfully observed, when occasion arises, the provisions of the will made by the earl of Cornwall, who has joined the crusade.
9 Kal. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 130.)
Mandate to Otho, cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to cause to be collected and given to the earl of Cornwall, as soon as he has crossed the seas, legacies, twentieths or thirtieths, and redemptions of vows given to the Holy Land subsidy, according to former papal letters, the said earl having determined to carry out his vow instead of commuting it, as was intended when a fourth part of sums so collected were ordered by papal letters addressed to the archbishops of Canterbury, York, and Dublin, to be given to B. heir of the Eastern empire (Imperii Romanie), to provide soldiers in its defence.
9 Kal. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 130.)
Dispensation to Roger, clerk, nephew of the king, and of Richard, earl of Cornwall, already dispensed on account of illegitimacy, to be promoted to a bishopric if he be canonically elected thereto.
1240.
3 Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 136.)
Monition and mandate to the prior and convent of Winchester, in regard to the election or postulation to that see. The postulation of the bishop of Chichester not having been admitted by the pope, and the prior and convent not having proceeded to an election in due time, they petitioned the pope by their proctors Richard de Leycestria and Gilbert de Crundel, monks, to restore to them their right of election or postulation; but Master Robert, proctor of Hugh, archdeacon of Winchester, and of Luke, archdeacon of Surrey, opposed this, saying that the archdeacons have a voice in the election or postulation; upon which the pope issued a mandate to Otho, cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, directing him to bring the parties to an agreement. Failing this, the prior and convent are to join with those concerned in the election or postulation, and fill the vacancy by canonical election or postulation.
2 Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 136.)
Mandate to O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, as above.
16 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 137d.)
Mandate to the bishop and archdeacon of Worcester, and the abbot of Evesham, if the bishop and dean and chapter of Lincoln refuse to come to an agreement about the bishop's jurisdiction, which the dean and chapter refuse to acknowledge, on the pretext of letters of previous bishops granting to them the same liberty as canons of Salisbury, to admonish and induce the latter to obey the bishop and respect his rights in correcting excesses of the canons. Failing this they are to hear the cause and decide it, if the parties are willing; if not, to remit it to the pope, appointing a term within which the bishop and dean and chapter are to appear before him.
13 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 137d.)
Mandate to O. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, to relax, with proper securities, sentences of excommunication or suspension issued by their adversaries [the archdeacons of Winchester and Surrey] against the prior and convent of Winchester, lest the provision to that see may be thereby hindered.
Non. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 141d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of York to admonish and induce the crusaders of his province not to cross the seas until they have received a papal mandate ordering them to do so, there being at present little or no need of them in the East, and their absence from England being dangerous.
8 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 141d.)
Mandate to the archbishop and archdeacon of Canterbury, on petition of the earl of Warren, stating that his ancestors had founded and endowed the Cluniac priory of Lewes, where a hundred monks live and exercise almost indiscriminate hospitality; and that at length the abbot and convent of Cluny, under pretext of spiritual jurisdiction, made inroads on the property of the said priory, so that H. the earl's father and I. his mother, seeing their anccstors' intention thus abused, made an agreement (by the mediation of the late archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of Norwich) between themselves and the said abbot and convent, that the abbot of Cluny should be content to take yearly from the priory 100s., and make no further exaction, reserving his spiritual jurisdiction. But as the archbishop and archdeacon of Canterbury, under pretext that the papal letters bidding them to cause all monasteries of that order in England to pay a tenth of their revenues for three years to the abbey of Cluny, which is burdened by debt, made no mention of the above agreement, exact such tenth from the said prior and convent, the pope orders them to cease from doing so till further orders.
7 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 142.)
Indult to Drogo de Crablevill, on petition of the king, whose clerk he is, to hold another benefice with cure of souls on resigning one of the three which he has, he having resigned several others of his own accord.
Ibid. Indult to Simon de Offham on petition of the king, whose chaplain he is, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
Ibid. Indult to Amaric de Plesseto to hold a benefice with cure of souls in addition to the rectory of Blarwic, in the diocese of Lincoln, of which he says the value is hardly more than 25 marks.
2 Non. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 142.)
Monition and mandate to the bishop and chapter of Salisbury, on petition of the king, to receive W. Hardel, the king's clerk, and give him a prebend, notwithstanding that he has two other benefices with cure of souls, for which he has, as he says, a papal dispensation. Failing this, the pope orders Master R. de Cantilupo and W. de Haverelle, canons of London, to compel them.
Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 142.)
Declaration by the pope to the prior and Augustinian convent of Kirkeam, in the diocese of York, that the purchases and other acquisitions of lands made by Cistercians within the limits of parishes belonging to Kirkham shall in no way prejudice their right to the tithes.
5 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 142.)
Grant of protection and confirmation of possessions and privileges to the abbot of Tornei and his brethren present and future, and especially the churches of St. Mary Witlesey and St. James Estdepinges, the patronage which they have in the churches of Santgrunt, Jakesley, Haddun, Wddeston, Neuton, Stibinton, Twiwell, Tid, Bolleerst, St. Gutlac Deping, and All Saints Huntedon; yearly rents of 2 marks in the church of Jakesley, of half a mark in the church of Addon, of half a mark in the church of Wdeston, of 30s. in the church of Neuton, of 1 mark in the church of Stibinton, of 20s. in the church of Twiwell, of 2 marks in the church of Tid, of 2 marks in the church of St. Gutlac Deping, of 10s. in the church of All Saint's Huntedon; tithes in the parishes of Stangrunt, Bolleerst, Pertenhale, Graffam, Islepe, Drartun, Addingtun, Cestretun, Sibistun, and Stibintun; chapels in the towns of Stangrunt, Jakesley, Neuton, Withlesey, Tuiwell, Boleerst, Cerwalton, and Salubrig; the towns of Stangrunt, Farsened, Jakesley, Addon, Neuton, Wddeston, Wtlesey, Tuiwell, Bolleerst, Cerwalton, and Salubrig with their tithes; two hides and a half in Sibiston, five virgates in Stibinton, lands given by Adam, son of Drogo, in the towns of Sibiston, Stibinton, and Walmesford; lands in Flekeno, Wlfamecot, and Lufwich; a yearly rent of 5 marks in the town of Pappewith given by Adam de Marisco; a rent of 6 marks from the land of Rande; a rent of 10s. in the mill of Thesburch; a rent of half a mark from land in Chelse; land in the town of Wenge; salt works in Hoyland; houses in Huntedon and Wisbech; a mill and a yearly rent of 5s. in the town of Leurington by gift of Walter, son of Walter; the mill of Rutton; fisheries in Witlesmar, Trendelmar, Foxmar, Helm and Welle; land and houses in the town of Stanford; the hermitage of Trokenholt; the priory of St. James Estdeping; the hospital of the town of Jakesley, and other their possessions, privileges, and exemptions.
10 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 144d.)
Indult to Master John de Stokes, chaplain of R. cardinal of St. Eustace's, to hold a benefice with cure of souls besides the parsonage of Huneden in the diocese of Norwich, provided that he reside in one and have the other served by a vicar.
13 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 147.)
Mandate to the abbot of Driburc and the priors of Driburch and Kelkou, on petition of the abbot and convent of Dundraynan, in regard to the cause between them and Nicolas, knight, and Cicely his wife, of the diocese of Whitehern about certain possessions and other things belonging to her dower. An agreement was made, but the said N. and C. asserting that by fear of Alan, their lord, it was made too much in favour of the other side, obtained papal letters to the abbot of Tunkeland in regard to the annulment of the said agreement. After various pleadings on either side, and hearings before J. canon of Dunkland, the dean of York, and other judges, the cause is remitted to the above, whom the pope orders to carry it through.
[Theiner, 39.]
2 Id. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 147d.)
Faculty to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's York to enter on possession, on the death of the parson of the church of St. Michael Apelby, of their patronage, granted by Bernard and Hugh, bishops of Carlisle, with consent of their chapter, to the uses of the monks of the said abbot and convent's priory of Wederhale.
7 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 150.)
Mandate to the archbishops of Canterbury and York, among others, to publish the sentence of excommunication against the emperor.