Regesta 259
1368-1369

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W. H. Bliss and J. A. Twemlow (editors)

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1902

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'Regesta 259: 1368-1369', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 4: 1362-1404 (1902), pp. 76-82. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96376 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. CCLIX.

7 Urban V.

1368.
9 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 12.)
To Edmund de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, and Philippa his wife. Indults to have a portable altar, to have mass and other divine offices celebrated privately in places under an interdict, and to have a priest for the administration of ecclesiastical sacraments.
1369.
15 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 13.)
To Archibald de Douglas, lord of Bothevill, in the diocese of Glasgow. The first two indults as above.
1368.
7 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 16.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of a hundred days of enjoined penance to penitents who give alms for the repair of the chapel of Holy Trinity in the church of Ashwell, in the diocese of Lincoln.
1369.
6 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 17d.)
To Richard, bishop elect of Down. Faculty to be consecrated by any catholic prelate, assisted by two or three others in communion with the apostolic see, who shall receive his oath of fealty, according to the form enclosed, and send it under seal to the pope.
Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 18.)
To John Doncani, archdeacon of Down, papal chaplain and nuncio. Indults, during his mission, to have mass celebrated before daybreak, to have a portable altar, and to have mass and other divine offices celebrated privately in places under an interdict.
2 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 19.)
To John Philipot and Joan his wife, citizens of London. Indult to have a portable altar.
Non. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 19d.)
To David Faucon, M.A. vicar of Monross, in the diocese of Brechin. Confirmation of the collation made to him of the said vicarage, value 10 marks, by Patrick, bishop of Brechin, who received the resignation thereof from Patrick Burke, a doubt having arisen whether it was not reserved to the pope.
17 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 21d.)
To Robert Witford, doctor of canon and civil law, priest, of the diocese of Exeter. Indult to have a portable altar.
5 Non. May.
Montefiascone.
(f. 22.)
To William de Aldeburgh, knight, and Elisabeth his wife, of the diocese of York. The like.
19 Kal. Sept.
Viterbo.
(f. 26d.)
To Laurence de Ibestok, licentiate in civil law, canon of Lichfield. Grant whereby his obligation to resign the church of Barewell, in the diocese of Lincoln, value 70 marks, on obtaining a canonry of Lichfield, with expectation of a prebend, is rescinded.
1369.
2 Id. June.
Montefiascone.
(f. 27.)
To John Mareschalli. Extension of the dispensation granted to him as the son of a priest, so that he may exchange the church of Swepston, in the diocese of Lincoln, for another.
4 Kal. Aug.
Montefiascone.
(f. 28.)
To Henry, Augustinian prior of Kelingworth (Kenilworth). Faculty to dispense four of his canons, having attained their twenty-second year, to be ordained priests.
15 Kal. Oct.
Viterbo.
(f. 29.)
Relaxation during ten years of a hundred days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year visit and give alms for the repair of the chapel of St. Ragunde in the church of Ledbury, in the diocese of Hereford.
16 Kal. Oct.
Viterbo.
(f. 29.)
The like for the church of St. Martin Novi Operis, Dover.
Kal. Oct.
Viterbo.
(f. 31d.)
The like for the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin in Leverington, in the diocese of Ely.
1368.
Non. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 34d.)
To Robert Holewey, B.C.L. of the diocese of Worcester. Enlargement of the value of the benefices reserved to him in the gift of the bishop of Worcester, from 25 and 18 to 50 and 28 marks, with or without cure of souls respectively.
1369.
10 Kal. July.
Montefiascone.
(f. 35d.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate to summon the rector of Clifton and others concerned, and, if the facts be as stated, to allow the inhabitants of Neuton in the parish of Clifton, who are prevented from going to the parish church by the distance, the frequent floods of the river Avon (Habona), and the dangerous state of the bridge, neglected by the secular authorities despite ecclesiastical censure—to have mass, baptism, and burial in the chapel and adjoining ground in Neuton, and to cause the said rector to provide a suitable chaplain.
1368.
2 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 39d.)
To Master Peter Flandini, papal chaplain and auditor. Mandate, recapitulating the circumstances set forth above, Reg. 258, f. 46, to give the archdeaconry of Buckingham, William Kinwell, rector of Longport, in the diocese of Lincoln, having been removed therefrom, to Henry Pyel, licentiate in civil law, canon of Southwell, who has, since the former mandate in his favour, pointed out by petition that the papal letters cannot pass the chancery because it is stated therein that at the time of the above-named ordinance Kinwell held the archdeaconry and the said church (of Surflet) canonically, whereas they were incompatible. Master Peter is to execute the present mandate, notwithstanding the former statement.
1369.
11 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 41d.)
To Nicholas Vendevall, S.C.L. Confirmation of the provision made to him of a canonry of St. Patrick's, Dublin, with expectation of a prebend; it being feared that whereas there are two churches in Dublin, Holy Trinity and St. Patrick's, both reputed to be cathedral, the papal letters may be deemed surreptitious. [See Cal. Pet. i. 486.]
8 Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 48d.)
To the bishop of London. Faculty to absolve persons of the realm, on their making satisfaction, from ecclesiastical sentences incurred by them as aiders and abettors of Barnabas de Vicecomitibus (Visconti), knight, of Milan, in his war against the Roman church and empire.
10 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 50d.)
To Laurence de Ybstok, B.C.L. of Oxford, rector of Barwell. Confirmation of his presentation and his institution by John, bishop of Lincoln, to the church of Barwell, in the gift of Agnes, abbess, and the convent of Pollesworth, void by the death of William de Oulecotes, a doubt having arisen whether it was not reserved to the pope: provided that the said William was not a member of the pope's household. Laurence is canon of Lichfield, with expectation of a prebend.
1368.
9 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 51.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of a hundred days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year visit the chapel of Holy Trinity in the church of Ashwell, in the diocese of Lincoln.
1369.
Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 52.)
To the prior and brethren of the hospital of the Holy Ghost at Rome. Renewal of the mandate of Gregory IX. dated at the Lateran, 5 Non. March anno 4, to all prelates secular and regular in England, to receive kindly the messengers of those who come to collect the alms of the faithful for the hospital of the Holy Ghost, and not to inflict upon them loss or injury by reason of the frivolous speech of some people, but to assist them with counsel and aid.
4 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 53d.)
To the bishop of Aberdeen. Mandate, on petition of king David, if the facts stated be found true, to dispense John de Keet, donsel, of his diocese, and Mary de Chen, damsel, of that of Moray, to intermarry, they being related in the third degree of affinity.
6 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 57.)
To John de Saunford, canon of London. Rehabilitation, on petition of queen Philippa, a doubt having arisen whether his dispensations on account of illegitimacy and subsequent provisions of benefices—canonries of Wells and St. John's, Beverley—hold good, inasmuch as his mother, at the time of his birth, was married to another man [than his father].
10 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 58.)
To Robert de Fordham, bachelor of canon law, priest, of the diocese of Norwich. Rehabilitation, after the enlargement of the value of the benefice reserved to him in the gift of the abbot and convent of Bury St. Edmunds from 25 and 18 to 33 and 22 marks, with or without cure of souls respectively; he having already, at the time of the letters of enlargement, received papal provision of the church of Stretham, in the diocese of Ely, of which no mention was made in the same, and having afterwards accepted, in virtue of the letters of reservation and enlargement, the church of Thurston (Tursten), in the diocese of Norwich, in the gift of the said abbot and convent, void by the death of Robert de Thorp.
3 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 58d.)
To John Doncan, archdeacon of Down, papal chaplain and nuncio. Indult to choose his confessor.
5 Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 60d.)
To the chancellor of York. Mandate, after due examination, to confirm the collation made by the chapter (the treasurer, as patron, having neglected to do so) of the vicarage of Alne, value 10l. void upon John de Welton obtaining the vicarage of Stanfordham, in the diocese of Durham, to William Canon, priest, of the same diocese, a doubt having arisen whether it was not reserved to the pope.
5 Non. May.
Montefiascone.
(f. 68.)
To John Moubray, of the diocese of York, B.A. and S.C.L. Dispensation to him, in his nineteenth year, to hold a benefice with cure of souls on attaining his twentieth year.
3 Id. May.
Montefiascone.
(f. 70d.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of a hundred days of enjoined penance to penitents who give alms for the repair of the church of London, in which lies the body of St. Erkenwald, the dean and chapter not having sufficient means thereto.
4 Non. May.
Montefiascone.
(f. 74d.)
To the prior and chapter of Rochester. Licence to rebuild in a place in the parish of St. Mary, Walton, pursuant to a mandate addressed to the abbot of Bury [St. Edmunds], the priory cell at Filkestowe (Felixstowe), of which the monks are subject to the bishop, prior, and chapter of Rochester, and not to the bishop of Norwich, and which is falling into ruin caused by the daily floods of the sea. The said abbot was ordered to inform himself touching the same, and to report to the pope, which has been done.
5 Id. June.
Montefiascone.
(f. 77d.)
Relaxation, during ten years, of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, the feast of the dedication, the octaves of certain of them, and the six days of Whitsun week, and of a hundred days to those who on the said octaves and on the said six days visit the church of St. Paul, London.
6 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 91.)
To Thomas March, licentiate of civil law, rector of Snayelleswzell. Grant to hold the church of Snayelleswzell, in the diocese of Norwich, together with the canonry of Lincoln, with expectation of a prebend, if the value of the prebend shall not exceed 400 gold florins, reserved to him by the pope on condition of resigning the said church.
16 Kal. July.
Montefiascone.
(f. 91d.)
To Robert de Bugham, priest, of the diocese of York. Confirmation of the provision made to him of the vicarage of Aston Rowlhand, in the diocese of Lincoln, value 6½ marks, in the gift of the abbot and convent of St. Albans, void by the death of Hugh de Aylesberi, the said abbot having, in order to shut out those expecting similar benefices for poor clerks by papal authority, asserted that the vicarage is in the gift of the prior of Holy Trinity, Wallingford, whereby Robert may be molested in regard to the same.
1368.
2 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 117.)
To the archdeacon of Oxford, and the chancellor and treasurer of York. Mandate to carry out the ordinances touching apostates in regard to William de Otteley, Cistercian monk of Kirkstall, bearer of these presents, who, having left his order, desires to be reconciled to it.
12 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 121.)
To the bishop and dean of Wells, and the archdeacon of Exeter. The like in regard to William Thornebury, Augustinian canon of St. Mary's, Keynesham, bearer of these presents.
11 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 124.)
To the abbot of Citeaux, the diffinitores of the chapter-general, and to the said chapter. Mandate to summon those concerned, and to take order touching the statements made in the petition of Thomas, abbot of Stonley, in the diocese of Lichfield, to the effect that John, abbot of Bordesley, in the diocese of Worcester, claiming to be visitor of Stonley, unjustly deprived the said Thomas, and having committed the administration to William Aston and John Calshul, monks of Stonley, and having by secular power compelled the said Thomas to surrender his monastery to him, ordered the monks to elect Alexander de Evesham, monk of Bordesley. Upon their electing the said Thomas he refused to confirm the election, and with the aid of the secular power imposed upon them the said Alexander, who, after having plundered the monastery of chalices and books, and wasted woods and other property to the amount of 15,000 florins, feared to be deprived, and resigned. Afterwards the said William Aston took possession, and Alexander, falsely pretending to have been plundered, ill-used, and imprisoned in the said monastery, began a process before William, bishop of Sabina.
1369.
17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 124d.)
To the abbot of Bordesley, the prior of Coventry, and the archdeacon of Oxford. Mandate to carry out the ordinances touching apostates in regard to John Dankastre, Cistercian monk of Stoneley, in the diocese of Lichfield, bearer of these presents.
7 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 131d.)
To the archdeacon of Oxford. Mandate to summon those concerned, and make order touching the priory of Okenbourne, in the diocese of Salisbury, of which the prior William complains that William, abbot of Bec Herlewine, in the diocese of Rouen, from which the said priory depends, has sold and now sells and alienates its possessions, and, as is believed, will wholly devastate it.
6 Non. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 133.)
To the abbot of Torre, in the diocese of Exeter. The like mandate on petition of Robert, prior, and the chapter of Canterbury, who state that John, a layman, and Juliana, son and daughter of the late Henry King of Northfurse, in the diocese of Exeter, and other lay persons, have seized and unlawfully detain and refuse to restore many goods and chattels belonging to the said prior and chapter, they having been bequeathed to Gilbert Honychurche, monk of Canterbury, before he was received therein.
6 Non. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 133d.)
To the archdeacon of Northampton. Mandate, on petition of William de Nottingham, to excommunicate Alexander Sperman, rector of All Saints, Oxford, and John Kidington, rector of the second portion of Malpas, who falsely asserted that the said William was charged with theft and other crimes. He sought to recover damages from them, and would have purged himself with six witnesses (cum septima manu) before the chancellor of the university, who gave an unjust sentence against him, from which he appealed to the pope. The said rectors, hearing of this, laid hands on him and beat him, thereby incurring excommunication, and afterwards boasted that if they could catch him they would keep him in prison.
7 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 134d.)
To the official of Salisbury. Mandate to summon those concerned, and cause to be observed the sentence given by Thomas de Stratford, dwelling in London, and commissioned by the official of Canterbury, in the cause originally heard before the late Richard Plessis, dean of St. Mary-le-Bow, acting for the said official, between Nicholas, vicar of St. Laurence's, Waltham, in the diocese of Salisbury, and the prior and convent of Hurley, touching the augmentation of the portion of the said vicar. The sentence given by Stratford cannot, by reason of the power of the said prior and convent, be duly carried out, so that the vicar is defrauded of his portion.
4 Non. May.
Montefiascone.
(f. 137d.)
To the abbot of Langley. Mandate to summon those concerned and make order touching the rectory of Swanton, in the diocese of Norwich. John, rector thereof, states that although the tithes and oblations of his church and that of Skeyton are of the fee of the abbot and convent of Hulme, they have by custom belonged to the rector of Swanton, and that his predecessor Henry obtained a sentence in his favour from the official of Norwich. After Henry's death, John succeeded him, and has been molested by John, successor of William, rector of Skeyton.
8 Kal. July.
Montefiascone.
(f. 139d.)
To the dean of Chichester, the archdeacon of Oxford, and another named. Mandate to carry out the ordinances touching apostates in regard to Richard de Kyrkeby, priest, of the Augustinian priory of Felly (Felley), in the diocese of York, bearer of these presents, who, having left his order, desires to be reconciled to it.
16 Kal. Sept.
Viterbo.
(f. 153.)
To the bishop of Ely. Mandate, on petition of William Yokkesale, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, to excommunicate Henry Jakes, priest, and Robert called ‘Barri’ of Tottehale, layman, of the dioceses of Lincoln and Norwich, who laid violent hands on him, and seized clothes, books, and other goods to the value of 20 marks, which were to be applied to pious uses under letters of administration granted to the said Peter (William) by Thomas, bishop of Norwich, touching the goods of the late Thomas de Offord, rector of Hadele, in the diocese of Norwich. The offenders are to remain under sentence until they have made satisfaction and come to the apostolic see to be absolved.