Regesta 44
1288-1290

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'Regesta 44: 1288-1290', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1: 1198-1304 (1893), pp. 491-511. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96038 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. XLIV.

1 Nicholas IV.

1288.
4 Id. April.
St. Peter's.
(f. 5.)
Confirmation of the election of Matthew, bishop of Dunkeld, on the death of William. Dean Simon and the chapter empowered five of their body, namely, Matthew himself, then dean of Aberdeen, the said dean Simon, Gregory, and William, archdeacons of St. Andrews and Thevidale, in the cathedral of Glasgow, and Thomas de Preston, all canons of Dunkeld, to make the election, which fell on Matthew, and, having been presented to the pope, and examined by three cardinals, is confirmed.
Ibid. Concurrent letters to the dean and chapter, to the clergy, and to the people of the diocese, to vassals of the see, to the bishops of St. Andrews and Glasgow, and other prelates and guardians of the realm, and to Margaret, daughter of the king of Norway.
[Theiner, 139.]
Kal. May.
St. Peter's.
(f. 8d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of York to grant a dispensation to Thomas de Multona, knight, and Margaret his wife, who is related in the fourth line of kindred to Isabella, first wife of the said Thomas, that they may remain in the marriage they have contracted; declaring their past and future offspring legitimate.
6 Kal. May.
St. Peter's.
(f. 8d.)
Mandate to the same to grant a dispensation to John de Beaumund, layman, and Agnes his wife, who intermarried in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree of kindred, and have sons, that they may remain in the marriage so contracted; declaring their past and future offspring legitimate.
5 Kal. June.
Rieti.
(f. 15d.)
Faculty to the bishop of Dunkeld to confer the office of notary public on one fit person of his diocese.
7 Kal. June.
Rieti.
(f. 15d.)
Exhortation to Edward I., to continue his efforts to obtain the liberation of Charles, eldest son of the late Charles, king of Sicily.
Non. July.
Rieti.
(f. 26d.)
Faculty to the abbot and convent of Hyde, near Winchester, to wear caps of sheep or lamb skin in divine offices and processions; the cold in those parts having caused paralysis and other diseases to some of the monks.
Ibid. Commission to the bishop of Salisbury to absolve John de Wotton, knight, sheriff of Wiltshire, from a vow to visit Rome, his mother having vowed that if her child were a son he should do so, as he is old and weak, and occupied as sheriff in the king's business; he is directed to send to the basilica of the apostles what he would have spent on the journey.
13 Kal. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 27.)
Confirmation, addressed to Stephen called ‘Surdus,’ papal chaplain, nephew of R. cardinal of St. Angelo's, of the verbal ordinance made by Gervase, cardinal of St. Martin's, in conjunction with B. bishop of Porto, and B. cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, in the cause between him, as rector of Kyrkebitor, in the diocese of Carlisle, provision of which church was made to him by pope Urban, on the death of Master Peter de Piperno, though the presentation belonged to lay folk, and Isabella and Ydonea, daughters and heirs of the late Robert de Wippond and his ancestors, who said they had the patronage of the said church, and those presented by them to the said church, and especially Robert de Avena, clerk, presented by the said sisters to the bishop of Carlisle. After twelve years of litigation, both the above Stephen, and Master Stephen de Sancto Georgio, papal writer, and Edmund de Wiarfeld, proctors for Robert de Avena, and for the said sisters, petitioned pope Honorius to settle the matter, who empowered the above cardinal Gervase to arbitrate. By his ordinance, considering that the church had been under interdict for twelve years, and therefore deprived of divine service, Stephen was ordered to resign the church in question, and Robert was instituted as rector, paying to Stephen, for his life, a yearly pension of 40 marks sterling from the goods of the said church, at the New Temple in London, on the feast of St. John Baptist. The said cardinal dying before the ordinance was put in writing, the pope confirms it.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of York, to Masters John de Luco, canon of St. Paul's, London, and Geoffrey de Veçano, papal nuncio.
6 Kal. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 29.)
Mandate to the archbishops and bishops of England to grant the request of the abbot and convent of Evesham when they ask, according to their privilege, for the benediction of an abbot and other ecclesiastical sacraments, from a bishop of their choice.
6 Kal. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 29.)
To Edward I., desiring him to liberate John de Luco, canon of London, now shut up in the Tower. He was appointed executor of the appointment, made by Honorius IV., of Roland de Ferentino, papal chaplain, to the canonry and prebend of Southwell, void by the resignation, at Rome, of Cinthius, then archbishop elect of Capua; and, on opposition being made by Master Bonet de Sancto Quintino, who detained the said prebend, and by some of the canons, he issued sentences of excommunication and interdict, on which the king's officers, on the ground that the king had conferred the prebend on Bonet, imprisoned him, thereby incurring a like sentence.
Id. Aug.
Rieti.
(f. 31.)
Mandate to Master Geoffrey de Veçano, clerk of the papal camera, John de Luco, canon of London, and Silvagius de Florentia, canon of St. Chad's, in the diocese of Coventry, to cite the rector of Sinclindon to appear, within three months, with all necessary papers, in regard to the cause between Boniface, canon of Bologna, nephew of O[ctavian Ubaldini], cardinal of St. Mary's in Via Lata, and the late Roger, archdeacon of Huntingdon, about the church of Sinclindon, in the diocese of Lincoln, to which both laid claim. [William de Bray] cardinal of St. Mark's, being commissioned by pope Urban to hear the cause, and desired by both parties to make a compromise, ordained that Roger was to have the rectory, and that he and his successors should pay to Boniface an annual pension of 30 marks, till provision was made for him by papal authority; but Roger's successor has not paid it for seven years and more. On Boniface petitioning pope Martin, when four years were due, the pope ordered Bartholomew, canon of St. Pancras, Ferentino, then in England, to hear the cause, but the said rector procured royal letters inhibiting him; on which Boniface petitioned the present pope, who recalls the matter to Rome, and issues the above mandate.
10 Kal. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 35d.)
Mandate to Masters Geoffrey de Veçano, papal chaplain and nuncio, and John de Luco, canons of London, and to the official of London, to hear and, within six months, determine the cause between Raynald de Sarmineto, papal subdeacon and chaplain, nephew of the late pope Alexander, rector of SS. Peter and Paul Traygnes, in the diocese of Lincoln, and the abbot and convent of Faversham, who refuse to pay the yearly sum for which he granted to them the fruits of the said church, which they have received; the said chaplain, finding it very costly to litigate in those parts, petitions the pope to do justice in the matter. If the above cannot carry out this mandate, the cause is to be remitted to the pope, and the parties warned to appear.
2 Non. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 44.)
Faculty to the Master of the order of Sempingham to grant, with advice of discreet brethren, such absolutions and dispensations as may be needed to members of his order who have been guilty of violence to themselves, apostacy, incontinence, or other crimes.
4 Kal. Nov.
St. Mary Major's
(f. 57d.)
Reservation, for two years, to the bishop of Emly, of the churches of Wessinton, Brinton, and Hyrecestre, in the dioceses of Durham and Lincoln, which he held at the time of his promotion; the said term of two years is to be counted from the end of the two years for which they were granted by pope Honorius. The see has suffered great loss, and is in debt, owing to long voidance and war, and there is no hope of his receiving therefrom enough to support himself and his household for many years. [Theiner, 140.]
1289.
Id. Jan.
St. Mary Major's
(f.65.)
Injunction to the bishop of Lincoln, the abbot of Westminster and Master Geoffrey de Veçano, canon of Cambray, to warn the archbishop of York, within ten days, if possible, personally, or, if not, in the church of York and residence of the archbishop, that, within fifteen days he is to revoke the collation made by him in excess of his jurisdiction, to Peter de Cestria, clerk, of the canonry and prebend of York, void by the death of Peter de Sabello at the apostolic see, during the vacancy caused by the death of Honorius IV. which the present pope conferred on Andrew de Laguscello, papal chaplain, at the request of his brother B[ernard], bishop of Porto, without prejudice to the other canonries and prebends. The said chaplain's proctor is to be placed and defended in possession of the canonry and prebend, and the fruits thereof paid to him. If the archbishop does not obey this warning within fifteen days, a further term of ten days is to be given, and if he then remains disobedient, he is to be publicly cited to appear personally before the pope within three months.
Ibid Injunction to the same to cause the above Peter de Cestria to resign the said canonry and prebend within fifteen days to the said chaplain, and if he does not, to grant an additional ten days, and then, on his disobedience, to cite him as above.
Ibid. Injunction to the same to cause the dean and chapter of York to induct and defend the said Andrew de Laguscello, or his proctor, within fifteen days, in possession of the said canonry and prebend; and on their disobedience to cite them as above.
1288.
Id. Dec.
St. Mary Major's
(f. 67.)
Confirmation, addressed to the abbot and convent of Lindores, in the diocese of St. Andrews, of the grant made to them by Roger de Quenci, earl of Winchester, constable of Scotland, with consent of Gamelin, bishop of St. Andrews, of the Patronage of the church of Cullessy, in the said diocese; and of the grant made of it to their uses by the said bishop, with consent of his chapter, to take effect on the death or resignation of the rector, a vicar, with a fit portion, being appointed. [Theiner, 140.]
1289.
7 Id. Feb.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 68.)
Mandate to the bishop of St. Andrews and Geoffrey de Veçano, clerk of the papal camera, if they ascertain that the place which the Friars of Penitence had been estimated beyond its due value for sale to the prior and convent of Friars Preachers of Berwick, in the diocese of St. Andrews, they are to moderate the value, and cause it to be sold to the said prior and convent at a fair price, to be paid in three years in an equal rate, and the money deposited in a safe place, in the name of the Roman church. [Theiner, 141.]
1288.
6 Kal. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 74.)
Licence to the abbot and brethren of Reading, that the abbot and his successors may use the mitre, ring, gloves, dalmatic, tunicle, and sandals, according to the indult of Clement III.; and this both within the monastery on solemn days and in processions and episcopal synods.

Curial Letters.

Id. Mar.
St. Peter's.
(f. 87.)
To the king, touching the liberation of Charles, eldest son of Charles, late king of Sicily, setting forth what was done by pope Honorius, and the facts and conditions to which the king was a party.
Id. Mar.
St. Peter's.
(f. 88.)
Exhortation to the king to induce Alphonso, son of Peter, king of Aragon, to liberate Charles, eldest son of Charles, late king of Sicily.
4 Non. July.
Rieti.
(f. 95d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury and Master Geoffrey de Veçano, canon of Cambray, and Andrew de Candulfis, canon of Orleans, within one month to warn and induce the bishop of Worcester and Ralph de Hingham, clerk, of the diocese of London, to correct what they have done in the matter of the archdeaconry of Worcester, and to give it up to Master Francis Nepoleon, papal sub-deacon, chaplain, and notary, it having been given him by the pope on its voidance by the death of Hugh of Evesham, cardinal of St. Laurence's in Lucina; the bishop of Worcester, however, gave it to Ralph de Hingham, clerk, of the diocese of London. If it is not given up to Francis, and satisfaction made for fruits received within fifteen days, the bishop and Ralph are to be cited to appear personally before the pope within four months, the bishop being suspended from entering his church, and Ralph being excommunicated and deprived.

2 Nicholas IV.

1289.
5 Kal. Mar.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 107.)
Mandate to the archbishop of York and Master Geoffrey de Veçano, clerk of the papal camera, to warn Master Bonett de Sancto Quintino to permit, within fifteen days, Roland de Ferentino to hold the prebend of Southwell, which, together with a canonry void by the resignation of Cinthius, archbishop of Capua, then bishop elect of Tripoli, was given him by Honorius IV., executors being appointed to carry out the pope's provision, one of whom, Master John de Luco, canon, of London, directed Masters Henry de Shipton, archdeacon of Nottingham, and Benedict de Suelle, canons of Southwell, and by them the chapter, to induct John de Caprons, Roland's proctor, under pain of excommunication and interdict. On the proctor demanding from Benedict the execution of the order, it was neglected, while Bonnett was allowed to hold the prebend. If the above mandate is not obeyed, Bonnett and Masters Henry and Benedict are to be cited to appear in person, and the chapter by proxy, before the pope within two months, any papal indult to the contrary notwithstanding.
Kal. April.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 130.)
Indult to John, archbishop of York, to receive for three years the first year's proceeds of dignities, prebends, and churches not exempt, to be applied to the repair of the fabric of the cathedral now in danger of ruin from excessive old age, a fit portion being reserved to those who serve the said benefices, and on condition that the cure of souls be not neglected. This indult is not to apply to benefices conferred on the chaplains or clerks of the pope or the cardinals.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Carlisle.
Ibid. Indult to the archbishop of York that for three years no delegate, sub-delegate, executor, or conservator by the authority of the pope or of a legate, shall issue against him sentences of excommunication or suspension, without special mandate of the pope.
Ibid. Licence to the same, considering that of the thirty-three prebends of York many are held by persons living beyond the sea, and that of the remaining canons few reside, to divide five prebends as they become void, and make other prebends out of them, so that each shall be of the yearly value of 50 marks sterling.
Ibid. Faculty to the same to induct and defend persons in possession of those churches and prebends of his diocese the collation of which by long voidance has, according to the Lateran council, lapsed to the apostolic see. No person is to have more than one benefice, and residence is to be required.
15 Kal. April.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 131.)
Mandate to Master Geoffrey de Veçano, nuncio in England, to hear and in six months decide the cause in regard to Albert Arcilis, nephew of Innocent IV., who, being rector of Hugate, in the diocese of York, let that church to farm to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, the abbot and convent renouncing any special privileges and indults in case the rector should have to proceed against them for payment, which contract was confirmed by the pope. But on the abbot and convent suggesting to Honorius IV. that by failure of crops and mortality of sheep and cattle, from which the tithe of the said church was derived, and from the acquisition of lands by religious, which had paid tithes when held by laymen, they could not pay the said sum, and also that they were not bound to pay to the said church tithe of pasturage for their own animals, so that they were, in fact, compelled to pay about 40 marks a year beyond the value of the said church; the pope ordered the archbishop of York, the archdeacon of the East Riding, and Conrad de Villafranca, canon of Liege, to hear and decide the cause, when the rector declared that the plea of sterility and mortality was falsely urged by the abbot and convent, and finally appealed to the pope. If the above mandate cannot be carried out, the parties are to be ordered to appear before the pope.
Id. May.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 132.)
Indult to the abbot and convent of Lindors in the diocese of St. Andrews to wear suitable caps on certain feasts and processions, the cold of Scotland to attacking their heads that they incur long sicknesses. [Theiner, 141.]
Kal. April.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 134.)
Inhibition, forbidding anyone not a native of Scotland to be admitted to take the habit in any house of a religious order in that realm, or to hold any dignity of the same.
10 Kal. May.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 143.)
Dispensation to Roger to be prior of the Augustinian house of Mucinor (or Mugmor), in the diocese of Connor. He was dispensed by Alexander IV., on account of illegitimacy, so as to be ordained and hold a benefice, on resigning which he was admitted as canon regular in the monastery of Mucinor. On the death of Augustine, late prior, he was appointed by the bishop of Connor and his official, Master Hugh Ladel, to whom the convent had entrusted the provision, yet had a doubt whether the dispensation was sufficient, his metropolitan and the bishop and convent interceding for him.
[Theiner, 142.]
3 Non. June.
Rieti.
(f. 155d.)
Faculty to John, archbishop of Canterbury, to grant a dispensation to Peter de Geldeford, whom he has newly appointed provost of the secular church of Wingeham, in his diocese, formerly a parish, and now a collegiate church with canons, to hold also the parish church of Bishopesburn, provision of which has been made to him by the archbishop, of whose patronage it is, the income of the provostship not being enough to support the charges of the same.
4 Id. June.
Rieti.
(f. 160.)
Commission and mandate to the archdeacon and treasurer of Aberdeen to grant a dispensation to Robert called ‘Flaming’, knight, and Affrica, daughter of Reginald called ‘Lichen,’ of the diocese of Aberdeen, who intermarried without knowing that they were in the fourth degree of kindred, and have several sons, to remain in the marriage so contracted, declaring their offspring legitimate. [Theiner, 144.]
15 Kal. June.
Rieti.
(f. 160d.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, to Master William, rector of Tyrnachtin, in the diocese of Tuam, of the diispen sation granted to him by John bishop of Tusculum, dated St. Mary Major, 9 Kal. May 1289, to hold the church of Cuccanffan, in the diocese of Cashel, given to him in his eleventh year, and the church of Moydrisue, in the diocese of Killaloe, which he received before he was twenty-three, and after the council of Lyons the churches of Athnetyg and Castle Oconheur and Tyrnachtin, in the dioceses of Tuam and Killala, all with cure of souls, and held by him for many years, except the last, which he had held only eleven months, without papal dispensation, although he was not ordained priest, the fruits of the said churches being remitted, and also to be promoted to the episcopal dignity, all irregularity incurred by him in respect of the above being removed. [Theiner, 143.]
4 Kal. July.
Rieti.
(f. 164d.)
To Philip. king of France, in answer to petitions sent by his envoys, stating, amongst other matters, that, things being as they now are, the pope does not intend to grant a dispensation for the proposed marriage between king Edward's daughter and Alphonso of Aragon.
6 Non. May.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 169.)
Appointment of William, archbishop elect of Tuam, on the death of Stephen. The chapter empowered John and Concord, archdeacons of Tuam and Mayo, John de Alatro, precentor, Nicholas de Hyndelinge, treasurer, Thomas de Watford chancellor, Alan de Wellis and Nicholas de Guarcino, canons, of Tuam, to make the election, which fell on William, then rector of Athnerwy, in the said diocese, and, on his coming to Rome, lest the church should suffer from the time sometimes spent in examining elections, he resigned his right in it, on which the pope appoints him.
Concurrent letters to the dean and chapter of Tuam; to the clergy, and to the people of the diocese; to all vassals of the see; to the suffragans; and to Edward I. [Theiner, 142.]
7 Kal. June.
Rieti.
(f. 169d.)
Faculty to William, archbishop elect of Tuam, who is in subdeacon's orders, to be ordained priest by any catholic bishop of his choice. [Theiner, 144.]
Ibid. Mandate to the bishops of Clonfert and Killala, with two other suffragans to consecrate the said archbishop elect, late rector of Athnerwy, in the diocese of Tuam, and receive his oath of fealty to the pope and the Roman church.
[Theiner, 144.]
6 Kal. July.
Rieti.
(f. 171d.)
Licence to Master Robert de Forda, canon of Southwell, dispensed on account of illegitimacy so as to be ordained and hold a benefice, to hold one besides his canonry and prebend of Southwell.
6 Id. July.
Rieti.
(f. 172.)
Mandate to the bishops of Clonfert, Killala, and Aghadoe, to give the pallium, sent by John, archdeacon, and Thomas, chancellor, of Tuam, to the archbishop when he is consecrated, receiving from him the oath of fealty according to the form sent with this mandate, to which is also appended the form of giving the pallium. [Theiner, 144.]
Kal. July.
Rieti.
(f. 174d.)
Confirmation to the bishop of Worcester and his successors of the gift of the church of Hillindon, in the diocese of London, of his patronage, made to him by R. bishop, of London, with consent of the chapter, in order to enable him to lodge honourably in the city of London when engaged there on business of the realm or of his see, a perpetual vicar with a fit portion being appointed.
Ibid. Confirmation to the prior and chapter of Worcester of the grant made to them by bishop Godfrey of the secular church of Grimeley and chapel of Hallawe, of their patronage, to enable them to excercise hospitality and help the poor; a perpetual vicar with a fit portion being appointed.
12 Kal. Aug.
Rieti.
(f. 174d.)
Commission and mandate to the bishop of Waterford to grant a dispensation to William called ‘Lebutiler,’ and Joan de Fitifelt, of his diocese, who have intermarried and have several sons and daughters, being ignorant that they were related in the fourth degree of kindred, to remain in the marriage so contracted, declaring their offspring legitimate. [Theiner, 145.]
4 Kal. Aug.
Rieti.
(f. 178.)
Faculty to Henry de Lascy, earl of Lincoln, to have a portable altar.
Ibid. Licence to the same to choose his confessor, who shall enjoin penance and give him absolution, except in cases where the apostolic see ought to be consulted.
10 Kal. Aug.
Rieti.
(f. 178.)
Licence to the abbot and convent of the Cistercian monastery of Locus Benedictus, Stanlawe, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, on their petition and that of Henry de Lascy, earl of Lincoln, to transfer themselves to the place where is the church of Whalley, the consent of the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield having been obtained, their present place being near the sea, which sometimes floods the offices to the height of three feet, and prevents all access, so that the place is not fit to live in. The earl has given them the new place with all its chapels and rights, to support twenty more monks to pray for his predecessors and successors; four monks in priests’ orders are to be left to serve the old place. The pope also grants to them Whalley church on the death of the rector, with the presentation of a perpetual vicar.
10 Kal. June.
Rieti.
(f. 179.)
Indult to Master Thomas de Hendone, canon of York, to absent himself for a just cause from time to time, notwithstanding his oath taken to reside in York, while holding the prebend formerly held by Nicholas III.
10 Kal. Aug.
Bieti.
(f. 188.)
Relaxation of forty days of enjoined penance to those penitents who, on the Purification, Annuciation, Assumption, and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, visit the chapel built and endowed in her honour by Laurence de Monosle and Pacifica his wife, of the diocese of Norwich, hard by the walls of St. Nicholas, Yarmouth.
Kal. Aug.
Bieti.
(f. 187d.)
Dispensation to Master Nicholas de Welles, canon of Southwell, a man learned in canon and civil law, already dispensed on account of illegitimacy, so as to be ordained and hold a benefice, to accept also a parsonage or a dignity on condition of being promoted to such orders as are required and residing. He is not to accept a bishopric without a special mandate.
10 Kal. Sept.
I Rieti.
(f. 190.)
Ordinance, addressed to John, archbishop of York, by which he is empowered to give to those canons who have the prebends which he has been allowed to divide, a stall in choir, a place and vote in chapter and in the election of an archbishop, and a share in distributions, farms, rents, and profits, as to other resident canons, any constitution of the council of Tours, or any other, or any custom, statute or indult to the contrary notwithstanding.
Ibid. Indult to the same to visit his diocese and province and receive procurations, notwithstanding that the chapter and church of York has not been visited by him, lest the difficulties that have arisen between both his predecessors and himself, and the chapter, as to visiting them, should be used as a reason against his visiting the diocese and province.
Non. Aug.
Rieti.
(f. 196d.)
Faculty to William archbishop elect of Tuam, to hold for three years the churches of Cnockgrafan, in the diocese of Cashel, Moydrisue in that of Killaloe, Athnerwy in Tuam, and Castle Conkufin in Killala, which he held at the time of his promotion, their proceeds being applied to payment of the debts of the see and to his necessary expenses, the cure of souls in the said parishes not being neglected. [Theiner, 145.]
Ibid. Faculty to the same for three years to receive the first year's fruits of all benefices becoming void in his diocese, the proceeds to be applied as above.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Lismore and Killaloe.
[Theiner, 145.]
3 Non. Aug.
Rieti.
(f. 197.)
Dispensation to Master Thomas de Waneforde, clerk, of the diocese of Tuam, already dispensed on account of illegitimacy, so as to be ordained and hold a benefice, to accept also ecclesiastical dignities, short of a bishopric.
12 Kal. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 197.)
Approval and enforcement, on the king's petition, of the bull issued by pope Honorius before his consecration, in virtue of which the abbot and convent of the Cistercian monastery of Aberconwe, in the diocese of Bangor, were, at the king's request, transferred to the place where they now are. Pope's bulls issued before their consecration bear no name on the lead seal, which has given rise to a popular error that such bulls are defective.
Ibid. Indult to Edward I., granting him the right to present the rector in the church, built, with consent of the diocesan, by a late count of Toulouse in a wooded and uninhabited place of the diocese of Agen, which belonged of right to the king's ancestors, but was then held by the said count, who, on signifying to Innocent IV. that he had built a castle there, called ‘Grande castrum,’ and intended to build and endow a church, obtained from the pope the right of presenting the rector; the land, castle, and church have now been restored to the king.
2 Kal. Aug.
Rieti.
(f. 198d.)
Faculty to the prior and chapter of Worcester to wear caps or amices, not curiously cut, but suited to their order, in divine offices and processions, the cold of those parts being hurtful to them if bareheaded.
10 Kal. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 199d.)
Mandate to Master Geoffrey de Veçano, clerk of the papal camera, living in England, to warn and induce the bishop of Salisbury, the abbot and convent of Malmesbury, and William de Hebbeton, clerk of the same diocese, or any other detainer of the rectory of Norton, to give it up, it having been canonically obtained by Obertus de Monte Domneo, and held by him for a long time, when the said William, pretending that Obertus was dead, procured himself to be presented by the said abbot and convent to the bishop, and instituted by him, both knowing of the fraud. Restoration is to be made of the fruits of the church and satisfaction is to be made by the bishop and abbot within three months. If not, they are to be cited to appear before the pope in three months.
3 Non. Aug.
Rieti.
(f. 202.)
Monition and mandate to the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield to grant to the abbot and convent of Stanlaw (Locus Benedictus), who fear that their house may be overturned by the sea, the church and chapels of Whalley (Valey), which place Henry de Lascy, earl of Lincoln, has granted to them.
Id. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 204d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Armagh and the bishop of Clogher to receive the resignation of Gilbert, bishop elect and confirmed of Cloyne, who has been blinded by some sons of perdition, his enemies, and to make provision to him of a fit portion out of the revenues of the see. [Theiner, 146.]
5 Id. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 206.)
Indult to Gilbert de Vere, clerk, son of the earl of Oxford, who, when under age, accepted the church of Habiton and a third part of Wiathesden, in the dioceses of Ely and Lincoln, and held them without dispensation. Now that he is twenty-five years of age, and willing to resign Habiton, the pope permits him to hold his other benefice without restitution of fruits received, and to be promoted to any ecclesiastical dignity.
7 Id. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 206d.)
Grant to the bishop of Aberdeen, whose predecessor Hugh wished to enlarge the cathedral, but was unable to carry out his plan on the intended scale, for three years, of the first year's fruits of all churches, prebends, and benefices becoming void in his diocese, to be employed solely on the said fabric, the cure of souls in the said churches and benefices not being neglected.
Concurrent mandate to the archdeacon of Moray.
[Theiner, 146.]
Non. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 211.)
Faculty to John, archbishop of Dublin, to grant absolution to those clerks and laymen in his province and in Ireland who have incurred excommunication for taking part in burning churches, towns, and other places, and in public robberies, and in consequence of feuds, illness, or poverty, are unable to come to Rome for absolution, due caution being received, and penance and such restitution as is possible being imposed.
Id. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 211.)
Provision to Gilbert, son of Robert de Vere, earl of Oxford, of the church of Awelton, with its chapels, in the diocese of Winchester, void by the death of Master Richard, papal notary, investiture being given in his name to William de Hozun, a Friar Preacher, notwithstanding that he has the third part of Wothesdon, which, by dispensation now given, he is allowed to hold, as well as Awelton.
Ibid.
(f. 211d.)
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of London and Ely and Master Berard of Naples, papal subdeacon and notary, canon of Paris.
15 Kal. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 211d.)
Indult to the said Gilbert to hold the said benefices for four years without obligation to be ordained priest, the cure of souls not being neglected.
2 Id. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 213.)
Ordinance touching the affairs of Sicily, and the liberation of king Charles, annulling whatever has been done, and absolving the kings of Sicily and England from any oaths taken by them in the matter.
15 Kal. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 220d.)
Dispensation to Master Hugh Sampson, deacon, D.C.L., rector of Birkin, in the diocese of York, already dispensed by pope Martin, as the son of a deacon, so as to be ordained and hold a benefice, to accept any ecclesiastical dignity short of a bishopric.
Kal. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 221.)
Mandate to the archdeacon of Middlesex to publish and carry out the inhibition issued by J[ames], cardinal of St. Mary's in Via Lata, in the cause heard by him, under commission from the present pope, between the bishop of Lincoln and Master Richard de Sotwellis, rector of Bekeley, in the diocese of Lincoln. He obtained letters from Martin IV. for the next vacant canonry and prebend at Lincoln, first to the abbots of St. Albans and Waltham, and then to Masters Geoffrey de Veçano and Robert de Lavalle, canons of Cambray and Orleans, the latter of whom ordered the bishop and chapter to receive Richard as canon, and assign him a prebend. On the bishop's appeal, Honorius IV. appointed the present pope to hear the cause, who, on his promotion, committed it to the said cardinal James, and he, at the request of Master Lanfranc de Pergamo, the bishop's proctor, and after hearing Master Cursus de Sancto Geminiano, Master Richard's proctor, inhibited both parties from doing anything to the prejudice of either while the cause was going on.
7 Kal. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 225.)
Provision, by way of transfer, to Philip, son of Robert de Vere, earl of Oxford, of the rectory of Awelton, with its chapels, held by his late brother Gilbert, who was thought to be alive at the date of the pope's provision to him. The pope has invested therewith John, dean of Bayeux, papal vicechancellor, in his name, with dispensation to retain the church of Hoddeleye, in the diocese of Chichester, though he is not ordained and is under age.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of London and Ely and Master Berard of Naples, papal subdeacon and notary, canon of Paris.
Ibid. Indult to the said Philip, now twenty-three years of age, to retain the fruits of the church of Hodleye, received therefrom while he held it without papal dispensation.
Ibid. Indult to the same to hold the above churches of Hodleye and Awelton for five years without the obligation of being ordained priest.
9 Kal. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 225d.)
Commission to the bishop of Worcester to grant a dispensation to Walter de Bello Campo and Alice, daughter of Ralph de Touny, of his diocese, to remain in the marriage they contracted in ignorance that they were related in the fourth degree of kindred, declaring their offspring legitimate.
8 Kal. Sept.
Rieti.
(f. 226.)
To Robert, bishop of Bath and Wells, freeing him from all irregularity in regard to certain benefices held by him before his promotion, in excess of his dispensation, about which his conscience is not easy. Restitution of fruits received is to be made to the churches from which they were derived.
3 Non. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 229d.)
To Edward I., granting an indult that ten of his clerks engaged in his service may receive for eight years the fruits of their benefices, daily distributions excepted, being nonresident.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Lincoln and Bath.
2 Non. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 229d.)
Mandate to the bishop of St. Davids to grant the petition of William de Valentiis, earl of Pembroke, who has built and endowed a hospital for the poor and sick in his town of Tenebit, and wishes to have a chapel and chaplain therein, without prejudice to the mother church.
Kal. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 231d.)
Explanation of a dispensation to Master Robert de Ford, canon of Southwell, of illegitimate birth, as the son of a clerk in minor orders, stating that it allows him to hold an additional benefice, but that he must be ordained and reside.
8 Id. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 233.)
Commission to the bishop of Winchester to grant a dispensation to Valentine, a priest, monk of St. Swithin's, formerly prior of that monastery, who, in ignorance, took part in divine offices while under sentence of excommunication.
3 Kal. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 233.)
Confirmation of the election of Robert, abbot of Holy Cross, Waltham, to whom the pope has given benediction. The election made by canons Henry de Templo, Baldric, Henry, Richard, James, and John, empowered by the prior and convent together with himself, on whom the choice of six fell, has been examined by three cardinals, and found to be canonical.
Ibid. Concurrent letters to the prior and convent, to all vassals of the monastery, and to the king.
Non. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 240d.)
To Edward I., requiring him to send a letter in reply to the pope's decisions on his petition, divided in seven heads, to each of which the pope gave a separate answer. The king is to accept the pope's decision, according to a form enclosed, and under the royal seal. If this is not done, the whole matter returns to the disposition of the Roman church, as if the concessions and answers given by the pope had not been made. The king's petition and the pope's answers are repeated in full. [Theiner, 146.]
5 Non. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 243.)
Mandate to the bishop of Argyle to warn and induce the bishop of Sodor to desist from molesting the monastery of St. Columba de Y in his diocese, which, according to the liber censualis, is immediately subject to the Roman church.
2 Non. Nov.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 243.)
Licence to the abbot and convent of Holy Cross, Waltham, to hold to their uses for five years from the day of its voidance the parish church of Lamburne, in the diocese of London, of their patronage, its fruits being applied to payment of debts and keeping up of their charities.
Ibid. Faculty to the same to grant dispensations to canons Robert de Cornubia, Robert de Sancta Ositha, James de Waltham, and Richard de Borham, priests, canons of their monastery, on account of illegitimacy, that they may minister in orders received, and be promoted to any dignity of their order; with the usual limitations.
12 Kal. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 245.)
Indult to John de Scardeburg, clerk of Eleanor, the king's mother, canon of Hereford, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls. He held the church of Syston, in the diocese of Lincoln, and that of Stanton in Ely, in commendam, without papal dispensation; and, on resigning Stanton, after the council of Lyons, petitioned to hold in its place one other benefice, which petition queen Eleanor supported. The pope grants this petition, and remits to him the fruits of Stanton.
2 Id. Nov.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 248.)
Faculty to John, archbishop of York, to induct and defend two clerks in possession of canonries and prebends at York and Southwell.
5 Id. Nov.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 249d.)
Indult to William de Luda, archdeacon of Durham, who, at the request of the king, whose treasurer he is, was licensed by Honorius IV. to hold his benefices for three years without being ordained priest, which term has now passed for several months, to have the time extended to five years, the cure of souls not being neglected.
Non. Nov. A like indult to Gerard de Wippens, canon of York, at the request of his uncle Odo de Grandison.
Ibid. The like to William de Estravaco, canon of Wells, another nephew of the said Odo.
Non. Nov.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 250.)
To Edward I., requesting him to restore to Peter de Siriniaco the full possession of the Cluniac priory of Lenton, in the diocese of York, of which he has wrongfully been deprived, as other priors have been, by the abbot and general chapter, in consequence of appeals to the Roman court in regard to the non-observance of the statutes made by Gregory IX. for the reformation of the order, and to which Renaud, a Cluniac monk, on presentation of the abbot, had been inducted by the king as patron.
[There are like letters to the king of France, about Cluniac houses in that realm; and a letter to the abbot of Cluny, his fellow abbots, and general chapter, concerning Peter de Lenthona and other priors, ordering them not to inflict any punishment on those who appealed to the pope as above.]
Id. Nov.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 252.)
Dispensation to Master Ralph de Halton, rector of Derton, in the diocese of York, to hold also the church of Halton in the diocese of Lincoln
Id. Nov.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 252d.)
Dispensation to Master John de Diteneshale, acolyte, of the diocese of Durham, whose ring finger of the left hand was shortened, when a child, by the unskilfulness of a surgeon who operated on it for a chilblain, to be ordained and hold a benefice, this defect notwithstanding.
Ibid. Dispensation to the same, as the son of and acolyte and a single woman, to minister in the orders which he has received, to be promoted to higher orders, and to hold a benefice or dignity short of a bishopric.
4 Kal. Dec.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 255.)
Commission to the bishop of Bath and Wells to absolve Edmund the king's brother and others from any guilt of perjury which they may have incurred in not carrying out his crusader's vow within the time fixed; the obligation to fulfil such vow remaining.
3 Kal. Dec.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 255.)
Indult to the abbot and convent of Vale Royal, in the diocese of Conventry and Lichfield, at the king's request, to hold for their table the church of Wem, in that diocese, of their patronage; when void, and with the diocesan's assent; a perpetual vicar, with a fit portion, being appointed.
Ibid. Indult to Peter de Sabaudia, at the request of the king, whose kinsman he is, to hold one benefice with cure of souls besides a canonry and prebend of Salisbury, he being under twenty-five years of age.
12 Kal. Dec.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 255d.)
Indult, at the request of Odo de Grandison, to William Brunelli, provost of Wells, who, being under twenty-five years of age, held that benefice and also the church of Westerham in the diocese of Rochester, not being ordained priest within a year, and without papal dispensation, to hold these benefices together with canonries and prebends of Lichfield, Salisbury, Llandaff, St. Davids, and St. Omer, with remission to him of fruits received.
10 Kal. Dec.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 255d.)
Indult to the same to hold the rectory of Westerham for five years without being ordained priest or residing there while engaged in his studies.
12 Kal. Dec.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 256.)
To Robert, bishop of Bath and Wells, who, before his promotion, held more benefices with cure of souls than his dispensation allowed, and though his late metropolitan, Robert, did not insist on satisfaction being made in regard to fruits received, his conscience has not been easy on this matter. The pope, therefore, on his petition, frees him from all stain, but requires him to pay, within eight months, to the collectors of the Holy Land tenth in England a sum of 600 marks sterling as satisfaction of fruits unlawfully received from the said benefices.
4 Kal. Dec.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 257.)
To the archbishop of Armagh and the bishop of Meath, between whom a difference has arisen about the archbishop's visitation, the archbishop saying that those accused of notorious excesses in the diocese of Meath ought to be dealt with privately and singly, while the bishop says the inquiry ought to be made publicly before the clergy of each deanery. The pope replies that, according to the statute of Innocent IV., the archbishop can punish notorious crimes without examination.
[Theiner, 148.]
Non. Dec.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 257.)
To Edward I., granting an indult that twenty of his clerks, engaged in his service across the sea, may for ten years enjoy the fruits of their benefices, being non-resident, in extension of a like indult to ten clerks for eight years, the cure of souls not being neglected.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of Bordeaux, the bishop of Bath and Wells, and the archdeacon of Agen.
Ibid. The like indult to queen Eleanor for ten of her clerks during five years.
Ibid. The like mandate to the above executors.
3 Id. Dec.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 259.)
To Edward I., urging him to assign to the proctor of Peter de Siriniaco the corporal possession of the Cluniac priory of Lenton, the abbot of Cluny having died at Rome while the cause of Peter and other priors was pending, whose presence is now required there for the election of an abbot.
3 Non. Dec.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 259d.)
Indult at the request of Odo de Grandison, to Ralph de Alamant, to retain the rectory of Ystonacantelup (Aston Cantlow), in the diocese of Worcester, which he held without being ordained priest within a year, and continued to hold it after provision was made to him by pope Martin of a canonry and prebend of Geneva. One year's fruits of the rectory are to be applied to that church.
4 Non. Dec.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 259d.)
Faculty to William, bishop of Brechin, to dispose by testament of such of his personal property as does not belong to the ministry of the altar, or to the order of Friars Preachers, in which he was professed, to pay the expenses of his funeral, and to reward his tenants or kinsmen; the debts being first paid, and the churches, whose fruits he has received, not being forgotten. [Theiner, 149.]
2 Non. Jan.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 259d.)
The like to Percival de Lavania, papal subdeacon and chaplain, archdeacon of Buckingham.
Kal. Dec.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 262.)
Indult, at the request of Odo de Grandison, excusing Ralph de Alamant, rector of Ystonacantelup, in which church there is a perpetual vicar, from residing for five years or being ordained priest.
Kal. Dec.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 262.)
Reservation, at the request of Odo de Grandison, to his nephew Gerard de Wippens, canon of York, of a parsonage or dignity in the church of York, which is not due by right to anyone else, notwithstanding that Gerard holds the churches of Waddington, in the diocese of Lincoln, and Greystok, in that of Carlisle, in commendam, a canonry and prebend of York, and a canonry of Lichfield, with expectation of a prebend.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Bath and Wells and Ely, and to the archbishop elect of Lyons.
Ibid. Provision to William de Estanayco, of a canonry and prebend of Lincoln, notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of Wells and St. Maurice's, Llangadok, in the diocese of St. Davids, the church of Grenestede, in that of Chichester, and the parish church of Lanpadarnvaur, annexed to the prebend of St. Maurice.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Bath and Wells, the archbishop elect of Lyons, and the archdeacon of Richmond.
Id. Dec.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 263d.)
Indult, at the request of Odo de Grandison, to Otto de Chauvent, to hold the deanery of Seliriac, in the diocese of Geneva, and also the churches of Haffhunte (Havant) and Tuwrinten, in the dioceses of Winchester and York, which he has held for many years without papal dispensation, remitting to him the fruits received, and giving him a licence of nonresidence for five years; the cure of souls is not to be neglected.
Ibid. Indult at the request of Odo de Grandison, to Walter de Languethon, the king's clerk, rector of St. Michael on Wyre, in the diocese of York, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
Ibid. Provision to Henry de Craneburn, at the request of B[enedict, cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, of the churches of Essemere, in the diocese of Salisbury, East Leche, in that of Worcester. and the archdeaconry of Llandaff, he having successively obtained them without papal dispensation, whereby they are void, ipso facto; with remission to him of all fruits received, and dispensation to hold also the said archdeaconry; the cure of souls not being neglected.
18 Kal. Jan.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 266d.)
Faculty to G[odfrey Giffard], bishop of Worcester, to apply for three years to the rebuilding and repair of his church, which he has already begun, the fruits of the first year of all dignities and benefices which shall become void in his diocese not being of exempt patronage; without prejudice to those expecting benefices by papal authority.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Bath and Wells and the archdeacon of the East Riding.
5 Id. Dec.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 267.)
Faculty at the request of Odo de Grandison, to John, archbishop of Dublin, the fruits of whose see have been so reduced by war that his table cannot be properly maintained, to apply to his necessary expenses for three years the fruits of the first year of all dignities and benefices which shall become void in his diocese, without prejudice to those expecting benefices by papal letters; the cure of souls not being neglected.
[Theiner, 149.]
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Meath and archdeacons of Meath and Kelne.
1290.
2 Non. Jan.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 268d.)
Mandate to the abbot of Westminster and Masters Reginald de Brandon, canon of St. Paul's, London, and Geoffrey de Veçano, canon of Cambray, to cause to be paid to William, bishop of Emly, for two years, the fruits of the churches of Wessinton, Brinton, and Hyrecestre, in the dioceses of Durham and Lincoln, which he held at the time of his promotion, already reserved by the pope.
1289.
Id. Dec.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 270.)
Indult, at the request of Odo de Grandison, to Nicholas de Clara, priest, archdeacon of Dublin, who has held also since the council of Lyons the churches of Loxoudi, in the diocese of Meath, and Rathymegan, in that of Kildare, without papal dispensation, and without being ordained priest within a year, to hold the said benefices and retain their fruits received, on condition of spending 100 marks sterling on them, and if they are not of lay presentation, the cure of souls not being neglected. [Theiner, 149.]
1290.
4 Id. Jan.
St. Mary Major's, (f. 271d.)
To Edward I. The tenth of church revenues granted for the Holy Land subsidy in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales is to be paid to him according to the true value of the benefices, and also obventions made for the same purpose granted to him by pope Honorius, on the king's acceptance of the conditions made in the said grant. [Theiner, 150.]
Ibid.
(f. 273d.)
To the same. The persons deputed to make the collection of the Holy Land tenth, as above, are to act so as to avoid scandal and danger to souls. [Theiner, 150.]
18 Kal. Feb.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 274.)
Indult to Master Reginald de Sancto Albano, rector of Cheshuthe, in the diocese of London, whose value scarcely exceeds 13l., in consideration of the dearness of victuals, in consequence of the presence of the king and great men of the realm at London, to which the said church is near, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.
1289.
8 Kal. Dec.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 274.)
Mandate to Master Geoffrey de Veçano, nuncio in England, to warn and induce Bogo de Clara, one of the king's clerks, and John de Colewich, to surrender the parish church of Colewich, in the diocese of Lichfield, within a month, to Peter, son of Adenulph de Comite de Vallemontone, canon of Lichfield, to whom the pope granted a prebend at Lichfield, value 50 marks, investing therewith Master Nicholas de Trebis, his chamberlain and notary; and if none was vacant, the next vacant prebends of the same value, appointing Bartholomew, archdeacon of Messina, papal chaplain, John de Luco, canon of London, and de Veçano, as executors. On the promotion of William de Lacornera, to the bishopric of Salisbury, a prebend was vacant, and de Veçano placed the said Peter or his proctor in possession thereof, and of the church of Colewich, annexed thereto; on this the said John de Colewich, asserting that he was patron, presented Bogo de Clara, the king's clerk, who turned out Peter's representatives, and now holds it. If they disobey this mandate, they are to be cited to appear before the pope.
1290.
3 Non. Jan.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 279.)
Confirmation to the prior and convent of Kenilworthe, of the grant made to them by the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, with consent of the prior of Coventry, the dean of Lichfield, and their chapters, of the churches of Lillinton and Pakinton, of that diocese, of their patronage, to be applied to their uses, vicars being appointed by the bishop.
Non. Jan.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 279d.)
Licence to the prior and chapter of Worcester, many of whom are learned in theology, to preach in public before the people in Worcester and in other churches belonging to them or of their patronage.
Id. Jan.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 280.)
Provision, at the request of Matthew de Acqua Sparta, cardinal of St. Laurence's in Damaso, to William Arnaldi de Mota, professor of civil law, papal chaplain, one of the king's clerks, of the rectory of Montuhio, in the diocese of Toulouse, void by the resignation of Raymond de Planell; with licence to hold other benefices, and mandate for his induction.
Concurrent mandate to Master William Seguini Deugot, papal chaplain, canon of Agen, and two others named.
1289.
Id. Dec.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 281d.)
Commission and mandate to the bishop of Lincoln to make inquiry and grant a dispensation to Robert de Chadeswrthe and Margery de Fulbek, of his diocese, who intermarried, not knowing that Helen called ‘Delfen,’ Robert's first wife, was related to Margery in the fourth degree of kindred, to remain in the marriage so contracted; declaring their offspring legitimate, they having several sons and daughters.
1290.
5 Kal. Feb.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 282.)
Mandate to the bishop of St. Andrews to grant a dispensation to Richard, son of David Marshal of Nudrif, and Agnes, daughter of Richard Siwart, knight, of his diocese, to intermarry, they being related in the fourth degree of kindred, the marraige being designed to put an end to enmity between the families. [Theiner, 150.]
1289.
Id. Dec.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 284.)
Faculty to Robert, bishop of Bath and Wells, who has taken the cross, and purposes to set out with a fitting body of soldiers at the first general passage, to receive for three years the first year's fruits of all dignities and benefices which become void in his diocese, those of exempt patronage excepted; the cure of souls not being neglected.
1290.
Id. Feb.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 291d.)
Mandate to Master Geoffry de Veçano, papal nuncio, to grant a faculty to John, archbishop of Canterbury, to revoke the grant by his predecessor Robert, bishop of Porto, of the church of Recolvre, to the hospitals for lepers at Herbaldon, and for the poor at Northgates, which yearly received from the archbishop's camera 240 marks sterling, from the time of St. Thomas to that of the late archbishop, who made the said grant, with consent of his chapter, to free his camera from the said charge. The church is deprived of its proper services, the parishioners, taking it ill to be subject to lepers, do not respond to them touching the rights of the church, so that the hospitals do not receive enough. The archbishop has therefore petitioned the pope to revoke the grant and order the original charge of 240 marks to be made on the revenues of the see, which is done; the consent of the hospitals and of the chapter being obtained.
12 Kal. Mar.
St. Mary Major's, (f. 298.)
Grant to John [Peckham], archbishop of Canterbury, to apply to the payment of the debts of the see, for three years, the first year's fruits of dignities and benefices in his diocese which shall become void; those of exempt patronage excepted. No prejudice to result to those who receive or expect dignities by apostolic authority, and the cure of souls must not be neglected.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Rochester, the archdeacon of Surrey, and the prior of St. Mary's, Southwark.
1289.
Kal. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 298d.)
Copy of the dispensation to Master Robert de Laforda, on f. 231d.
6 Kal. July.
Rieti.
(f. 298d.)
Licence to the same, to hold a benefice besides his canonry and prebend of Southwell, although his first dispensation only mentions one benefice.

Curial Letters.

4 Id. Nov.
St. Mary Major's.
(f. 317d.)
To Edward I., whose envoy William de Houdun, a Friar Preacher, is the bearer of letters in answer to the king's petitions touching the business of the Holy Land. The pope does not conceal from the king that things are done by royal authority in England in subversion of ecclesiastical liberty, about which he has spoken with William, and has sent other letters and a special nuncio on this matter, and prays the king to correct what is amiss.


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