Regesta 63
1316-1317

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'Regesta 63: 1316-1317', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2: 1305-1342 (1895), pp. 123-132. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96072 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. LXIII.

1 John XXII.

1316.
5 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 62d.)
To Vitalis de Testa, dean of London. Indult, at the request of his uncle, William, cardinal of St. Ciriac's, to enjoy the fruits of his benefices for five years, while engaged in his studies at an university.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of Westminster and two others named.
7 Id. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 69d.)
To Nicholas de Bedynton, perpetual vicar of Wrotham, value 20 marks. Reservation, at the request of William, cardinal of St. Ciriac's, of another benefice, value 30l. in the diocese of Rochester.
Concurrent mandate to the priors of St. Saviour's, Bermondsey, and St. Mary's, Southwark, and another named.
7 Kal. Oct.
Chateauneuf, Avignon.
(f. 73.)
To Master Adam Murimouth, D.C.L. Provision, at the request of the archbishop of Canterbury, whose clerk he is, of a canonry and prebend of Hereford.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of Dore, the archdeacon of Gloucester, and another named.
7 Kal. Oct.
Chateauneuf, Avignon.
(f. 74.)
To William de Lugwardyn, of the diocese of Hereford. Reservation of a benefice, value 30l. in the gift of the bishop of Worcester, or any other in that diocese.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of Dore, in the diocese of Hereford, the archdeacon of Salop, and another named.
7 Id. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 75.)
To Henry de Goldingham. Confirmation of the reservation made at the request of William, cardinal of St. Ciriac's, whose clerk he is, of a benefice, value 30l. in the diocese of Canterbury; the date of the former letters, 2 Id. Aug. being previous to the coronation of the pope, and therefore liable to exception.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of Stratford, in the diocese of London, and two others named.
7 Id. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 77.)
To Andrew Foel, of Teinggemuth, in the diocese of Exeter. Like confirmation, the date of the former letters being 3 Id. Aug.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of St. Edmunds, the dean of Orleans, and Master John de Bruenton, canon of Exeter.
7 Id. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 80d.)
To Gilbert de Bruera. Confirmation, touching his canonry and prebend of Wells, he being also canon and prebendary of Chichester and Lichfield, and rector of Mapelderham, in the diocese of Winchester; the former letters were dated Id. Aug. before the pope's coronation.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of Glastonbury and two others named.
8 Id. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 84d.)
To Vitalis de Testa. Confirmation, touching his deanery and canonry of London, which he obtained on their voidance by the death of Arnald, cardinal of St. Marcellus; he being also canon and prebendary of Wingham and rector of Shorham, in the dioceses of Canterbury and Rochester; the former letters were dated 2 Id. Aug. before the pope's coronation.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of Westminster and two others named.
9 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 96.)
To William Fresapanis de Penna. Provision, at the request of his father, Gordon Fresapanis de Penna, of the diocese of Agen, of a canonry and prebend of Salisbury.
Concurrent mandate to the archdeacon of Montaud, and two others named.
8 Id. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 107.)
To Master William de Balaeto. Confirmation of the provision made to him of a canonry and prebend, and benefice of Lincoln; the date of the former letters, Id. Aug. being previous to the pope's coronation, and therefore liable to exception.
Concurrent mandate to the prior of St. Catherine's, Lincoln, Master Gilbert de Bruera, canon of Chichester, and another named.
12 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 170.)
To Pontius de Podio Barsaco. Provision of a canonry and prebend of York.
Concurrent mandate to the prior of St. Caprasius, Agen, and two others named.
Ibid. To John de Podio Barsaco. Provision of a canonry and prebend of Lincoln.
Concurrent mandate as above.
15 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 172d.)
To Henry de Morlegh. Provision, at the request of the king, whose clerk he is, of a canonry and prebend of Lincoln.
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of Leicester and Revesby, and Master Thomas de Cobbeham, canon of York.
7 Id. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 184.)
To Paul de Comite, papal chaplain. Confirmation of the reservation made at the request of Neapoleo, cardinal of St. Adrian's, of a canonry and prebend of Lichfield; the date of the former letters, 2 Id. Aug., being previous to the pope's coronation, and therefore liable to exception.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of St. Albans and two others named.
Ibid.
(f. 184d.)
To Peter de Comite. Confirmation of his canonry and prebend of London.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of Waltham and two others named.
12 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 189d.)
To Raterius de Miramonte. Provision of a canonry of Salisbury, with reservation of a prebend.
Concurrent mandate to Master William Meschini, prior of St. Caprasius, Agen, and two others named.
8 Id. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 196.)
To William de Swayn, of Blechefeld. Provision, at the request of Philip, king of France and Navarre, of a canonry of Lichfield, with reservation of a prebend.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of St. Germain-des-Pres, Paris, and two others named.
7 Id. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 217.)
To Francis de Luco. Confirmation of the provision made at the request of Francis, cardinal of St. Mary's in Cosmedin, of a canonry and prebend of York; the date of the former letters, Id. Aug. being previous to the pope's coronation, and therefore liable to exception.
Concurrent mandate to James Sinibaldi, archdeacon of Winchester, and Masters Bosolo de Parma, papal chaplain, and Robert de Patrica, canons of Tournay and Lichfield.
7 Id. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 259.)
To John de Ulseby. Confirmation of the reservation made at the request of cardinal Peter de Colonna, whose chaplain he is, of the rectory of Rutham, in the diocese of Norwich, void by the death of Berard de Podio, papal chaplain, at Valence the date of the former letters, 2 Id. Aug. being previous to the pope's coronation, and therefore liable to exception.
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of Westminster and Waleden, and another named.
7 Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 275d.)
To Otho de Salinis called ‘Morel.’ Provision, at the request of Joan, countess of Poitou, of a canonry and prebend of Lincoln.
Concurrent mandate to the archdeacon of Saintes and two others named.
1317.
6 Id. July.
Avignon.
(f. 285d.)
To William de Barneby, M.A. Provision of a canonry and prebend of Southwell, he having also a benefice in Merton College, Oxford, value 50s.
Concurrent mandate to the dean and chancellor of Lincoln and Master Adam Murimouth, canon of Wells.
1316.
7 Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 289.)
To John called ‘Morel.’ Provision, at the request of Joan, countess of Poitou, of a canonry and prebend of York.
Concurrent made to the archdeacon of Saintes and two others named.
7 Id. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 299.)
To Master Andrew de Interampni, physician. Confirmation of the reservation made at the request of cardinal Peter de Colonna, whose chaplain he is, of a canonry and prebend of Chichester; the date of the former letters, 2 Id. Aug. being previous to the pope's coronation, and therefore liable to exception.
Concurrent mandate to James [Sinibaldi], archdeacon of Winchester, Henry de Sarracenis, canon of London, and another named.

Curial Letters.

Non. Sept.
Lyons.
(f. 330.)
To the king, announcing his election as pope made at Lyons on August 7th.
Ibid. To the archbishops of Cashel, Armagh, York, Dublin, Tuam, Canterbury, and their suffragans, and to the bishops of Scotland.
The like.
Also to queen Isabella, Thomas de Brotherton, earl marshal, Thomas, earl of Lancaster, and others.
7 Kal. Oct.
Chateauneuf, Avignon.
(f. 336.)
To Master William de Balaeto, archdeacon of Forli, papal chaplain and nuncio to England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. Mandate to collect the tenth, Peter's pence, and other cess due to the Roman church, and also the balance of the procurations due to former legates and nuncios, and moneys due to the Holy Land subsidy, and all sums placed in deposit by former collectors, such as the late Geoffrey, bishop of Parma, and others; with the necessary powers and faculties.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to receive the cess due from the king, now for some time unpaid.
Ibid. To the same. Indult that while engaged on his mission he shall be subject to no other commands or judicial sentences.
7 Kal. Oct.
Chateauneuf.
(f. 337.)
To the same. Mandate to warn and induce the archbishops, bishops, and prelates of the realm to pay whatever is due without delay or excuse, under pain of ecclesiastical censures; and, if necessary, the aid of the secular arm is to be called in.
Ibid. To archbishops, bishops, abbots, deans, archdeacons, officials, rectors, and all prelates of the realm. Request and exhortation to pay over to Master William de Balaeto Peter's pence that has been collected, no appeal being allowed.
3 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 337d.)
To William de Balaeto. Faculty to confer the office of notary public on two persons.
1317. 13 Kal. June.
Avignon.
(f. 361.)
To the archbishops, bishops, and all prelates, secular and regular, of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. Request and exhortation to assist Master Rigaud de Asserio, canon of Orleans, in his mission, and to grant him 7s. a day. Power is given to the papal envoy to enforce his orders by ecclesiastical censure.
Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 361d.)
To the same. Monition and mandate to assist Master Rigaud in collecting Peter's pence, and to pay over to him what has already been collected, no appeal being allowed; if necessary, the aid of the secular arm is to be called in.
Ibid. To the same Master Rigaud. Mandate to warn and induce the said archbishops, bishops, and prelates to carry out the orders contained in the letters he brings from the pope touching the collection of Peter's pence; the envoy having full powers to enforce them.
13 Kal. June.
Avignon.
(f. 362.)
To the same. Indult that, during his mission, he shall be exempt from all ordinary jurisdiction, and shall not be subject to commands of papal delegates.
Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 362.)
To the same. Mandate to carry on the collection and exaction of Peter's pence and other dues as has been done by other legates and nuncios, and by Geoffrey, bishop of Parma, now deceased. Sums already collected are to be paid over to him under pain of ecclesiastical censure, and full powers are given him to enforce whatever orders may be necessary to the fulfilment of his mission.
14 Kal. June.
Avignon.
(f. 363d.)
To the same. Indult that, during his mission, he shall enjoy the fruits of his benefices, being non-resident.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Hereford and two others named.
6 Non. July.
Avignon.
(f. 365.)
To Bertrand, cardinal of St. Marcellus. Provision of the canonry of Lincoln and prebend of Croperdy, void by the death of James, cardinal of SS. John and Paul, to whom they were given by the pope on the promotion of John, bishop of Winchester, their former holder.
Concurrent mandate to the prior of Hoo, in the diocese of Chichester, and two others named.
1316. 6 Id. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 374.)
To Rigaud de Asserio, D.C.L. auditor of the papal palace. Mandate to collect, exact, and receive the first year's fruits, rents, and proceeds of such benefices and offices, secular and regular, in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, as on their voidance during three years are in the gift of the pope, any statutes or customs to the contrary notwithstanding. Details are left to the said papal collector, and his colleagues, who are ordered to pay over all sums to the Roman church.
Ibid.
(f. 375.)
To archbishops, bishops, and all prelates and rectors, regular and secular, in the kingdoms of England and Scotland, and in the provinces of Ireland and Wales. Request and exhortation to assign to the same Master Rigaud, for three years, the first year's fruits, as ordered in the above mandate.
1317. Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 386.)
Promulgation of the truce between Edward, kind of England, and Robert de Brus, self-styled king of Scotland; all those who infringe the said truce being excommunicated.
Concurrent mandate to Gaucelin, cardinal of SS. Marcellinus and Peter, and Luke, cardinal of St. Mary's in Via Lata, sent by the pope to negotiate the said truce, to whom orders are given to issue sentence of excommunication against those who infringe the same. [Letters from Northern Registers, 260.]
Ibid. To the same cardinals. Commission and mandate to urge king Edward to pay the yearly cess of 1000 marks, that is 700 for England and 300 for Ireland, which king John bound himself and his successors to pay.
Ibid. To the same. Power to receive from the king the oath of fealty and homage for the realms of England and Ireland, which he is bound to render to the Roman church.
16 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 386d.)
To all prelates, secular and regular. Order to assist the said cardinals in their mission, giving them safe conduct, and paying the 30 pounds of Tours a day for expenses.
Ibid.
(f. 387.)
To the king, urging him to pay the yearly cess of 1000 marks in half-yearly payments, at Michaelmas and Easter, and to renew the homage and oath of fealty to the Roman church, which the said cardinals are authorised to receive.
Ibid.
(f. 387d.)
To the said cardinals. Power to compel all prelates, secular and regular, to contribute whatever is necessary for the carrying out of their mission.
Ibid. To the same cardinals. Faculty to make provision to fit persons of one, two, or three benefices in the dioceses of Bangor, St. David's, Llandaff, St. Asaph, Durham, Carlisle, St. Andrews, Whitehern, Dunkeld, Dunblane, Brechin, Aberdeen, Moray, Ross, Caithness, Lismore, Dublin, Derry, Ferns, Leighlin, Ossory Cashel, Emly, Limerick, Cork, Cloyne, Killaloe, Waterford (Gualteford), Ardfert, Ross, Kilfenora, Tuam, Clonfert, Elphin, Kilmacduagh (Duacen), Annadown, Ardagh, Killala, Armagh, Connor, Down, Meath, Clonmacnois, Achonry, Clogher, Raphoe, Kilmore, and others in Ireland.
Ibid.
(f. 388.)
To the same. Indult to choose their confessors.
Ibid. To the same. Power to grant dispensations to ecclesiastics on account of irregularity.
Ibid. To the same. Power to proceed against Robert Brus and others by way of excommunication as justice shall require.
Ibid. To the same. Indult to celebrate divine officers privately, in places lying under interdict.
Ibid. To the same. Power to relax penances and sentences to which clergy, nobles, lay officials, and private persons have become subject; and to inflict such deprivations, and enforce such restitutions as may be necessary for the prosecution of their mission.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to collate and induct fit persons to benefices void by death or resignation of their chaplains and clerks.
Ibid.
(f. 388d.)
To the same. Licence that their clerks and others in their service shall enjoy the fruits of their benefices, being non-resident.
8 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 388d.)
To the same. Commission to receive from regulars and seculars the resignation of their benefices and dignities, and to give them to others, inducting and defending these in possession of the same.
16 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 389.)
To the same. Faculty to commute vows, those of pilgrimage to Jerusalem, Rome, and Santiago de Compostella excepted.
Ibid. To the same. Power to reconcile churches and cemeteries by deputy.
Ibid. To the same. Indult to have mass celebrated before the dawn.
Ibid. To the same. Power to grant dispensations to those who have incurred irregularity.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to bestow the office of notary public on ten persons.
Ibid. To the same. Power to absolve those who have incurred excommunication by laying violent hands on ecclesiastics.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to dispose of their personal property by will.
Ibid. To the same. Power to compel Robert de Brus to make peace with king Edward; and if necessary to absolve Robert's subjects from their oaths of fealty, and to dissolve all facts, confederations, and conventions made contrary to the object of their mission.
Ibid.
(f. 889d.)
To the same. Faculty to relax penalties and sentences incurred by any in the course of proceedings touching the relations of England and Scotland.
15 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 389d.)
To Robert de Brus, now governing the realm of Scotland. The pope sends the said cardinals to make peace between him and the king of England, and prays him not to take it ill that he is not styled king of Scotland.
Ibid. To the said cardinals. Faculty to grant licences to four noblewomen, accompanied by a retinue, to enter Cistercian and other monasteries of the realms and provinces of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.
16 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 389d.)
To the king, urging him to restrain the officials, ministers, and nobles of his realm, who have injured and oppressed divers ecclesiastics of his realm, and to listen to the advice of the cardinals sent to open to him the pope's mind on this matter.
Ibid. To the same cardinals. Faculty to grant dispensation to ten clerks to retain two or three benefices which they have held without papal dispensation.
Ibid.
(f. 390.)
To the same. Faculty to grant dispensations to persons who, being related in the fourth degree of kindred, have intermarried, to remain in the marriages so contracted.
Ibid.
(f. 390d.)
To the said cardinals. Mandate to carry out their mission to foster peace between king Edward and Robert de Brus, and to make and enforce such treaties and leagues as shall establish and maintain a firm concord; to this end various faculties and powers are given them to be applied as they shall see fit in England Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.
Ibid.
(f. 391.)
To the same. Mandate to promote the crusade, which will be furthered by the making peace between England and Scotland.
Ibid.
(f. 391d.)
To Robert Brus. Exhortation to make peace with the king of England, so that he may be free to undertake the Holy Land crusade.
Ibid. To the king. Exhortation to join his efforts to those of the pope in making peace, to which end the said cardinals have been sent.
5 Id. June.
Avignon.
(f. 391d.)
To the same. Exhortation to listen to the monitions and counsels of the said cardinals.
Ibid. To the said cardinals. Mandate to act with prudence and solicitude in the negotiations touching Scotland.
Ibid. To the same. A like mandate touching England, Wales, and Ireland.
Ibid.
(f. 392.)
To Robert de Brus. Exhortation to join his efforts to those of the pope in making peace, to which end the said cardinals have been sent.
5 Id. June.
Avignon.
(f. 392.)
To the nobles and people of Scotland. Exhortation to assist the said cardinals in their mission.
Ibid. To those of England, Ireland, and Wales. Like exhortation.
Ibid. To all archbishops, bishops and prelates, secular and regular, in Scotland. Like exhortation directing them to honour and obey the said cardinals.
Ibid. To those in England, Ireland, and Wales. Like exhortation.
16 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 392.)
To the said cardinals. Commission to receive the resignations of thirty persons who wish to exchange benefices, and induct them.
Ibid.
(f. 392d.)
To the same. Commission and mandate to punish forgers of papal letters.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to receive procurations customarily given to legates of the apostolic see, by all prelates, secular, and regular of England, Ireland, and Wales, and to compel any who refuse.
Ibid. To the same. Like faculty touching Scotland.
Ibid. To the same. Power to enjoin all prelates, secular and regular, and enforce obedience, in whatever way may best serve the object of their mission.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to revoke and relax sentences issued against those who appeal to the apostolic see.
Ibid.
(f. 393.)
To the same. Faculty to absolve and dispense those who have incurred irregularity.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to grant dispensations to a hundred clerks of illegitimate birth to be ordained and hold a benefice, on which they are to reside.
Ibid. To the same. Power to punish any regulars who in their sermons speak against the peace which the cardinals’ mission is to foster.
Ibid. To the same. The powers and jurisdictions granted them are to take effect as soon they leave the Roman court.
8 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 393.)
To the same. Licence to relax a year and forty days of enjoined penance to those who hear their sermons.
16 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 393.)
To the same. Power to proceed against Robert de Brus, his accomplices, and others, who have destroyed churches or imprisoned clerks, unless they shall have made satisfaction and performed the penance enjoined on them.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to receive procurations [as above] in Scotland.
Ibid. To Gaucelin, cardinal of SS. Marcellinus and Peter, papal nuncio. Faculty to hear confessions and depute others to do the same, and to enjoin penance and give absolution, except in cases reserved to the pope.
Ibid.
(f. 393d.)
To the archdeacon of Friuli, and two others named. Mandate to cause to be paid to the said two cardinals all the fruits of their benefices.
Ibid. To three others named. A like mandate.
Ibid. To the said cardinals. Faculty to visit with ecclesiastical censure those who injure them or any persons engaged in their service.
Ibid. To the same. Mandate to compel all nobles of the realm who detain goods of the Hospitallers to restore them to the master and brethren within a given time, the said goods having been taken from the Templars by decree of the council of Vienne.
16 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 394.)
To the same. Mandate to induce the king to cause his officials, ministers, and nobles to cease from occupying churches and benefices reserved to the pope, and imprisoning clerks, secular and regular, and fining them, and to respect the liberties of the church. The papal collectors have been unable to obtain payment of the residue of Peter's pence and legacies, Holy Land subsidies, and other dues of the Roman church, being hindered therein by the officers of the king, who feigns to be ignorant of the matter.
Ibid.
(f. 395.)
To the same. Like mandate, ordering them to deal directly with the said officials and others, compelling them by ecclesiastical censure.
Ibid. To the same. Mandate to explain to the king the personal regard that the pope has for him, and to urge him to act as becomes his dignity and honour.
16 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 395d.)
To the same. Faculty to receive and compel the payment of procurations customarily given to papal legates in England, Ireland, and Wales.
Ibid.
(f. 396.)
To the same. Like faculty, any privileges of pope's Gregory X. and Boniface VIII. to the contrary notwithstanding.
Ibid. To the same. Like faculty, touching Scotland.
4 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 402.) and 17 Kal. June.
(f. 403.)
James, cardinal of SS. John and Paul, to whom provision is made of certain benefices out of England, is allowed to retain also, among others, a canonry of Lincoln and the prebend of Croperi; and a canonry, prebend, and treasurership of Salisbury, when void by the promotion and consecration of Lewis de Bellomonte, bishop elect of Durham.
15 Kal. Sept.
Avignon.
(f. 409d.)
Reservation of provision to the see of Glasgow, void by the death of Master Stephen, bishop elect, who has died on his return from the Roman court, where he had come to have his election confirmed and to be consecrated.