Regesta 263
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'Regesta 263: 1371', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 4: 1362-1404 (1902), pp. 92-100. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96380 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Regesta, Vol. CCLXIII.

1 Gregory XI.

Littere Secrete… Per Guillermum Baronis, Secretarium.

1371.
n.d.
(f. 5d.)
To the archbishop of Tuam, his suffragans, and other clergy secular and regular of his province. [Address only. Cancelled.]
2 Id. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 7.)
To William, archbishop of Canterbury. Announcing his election, and the continuation of the mission of cardinals Simon [Langham] of St. Sixtus, and John of Sancti Quatuor Coronati, sent by Urban V. to foster peace between the kings of France and England, and directing the archbishop to use his influence with the king and Edward, prince of Aquitaine and Wales, and with the king's councillors to the same end.
14 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 9.)
To Charles, king of the French. Exhorting him anew, in order to avoid hindrance to the peace which the pope is negotiating between him and the king of England, to forbid his brothers, Lewis, duke of Anjou, Philip, duke of Burgundy, and John, duke of Berry, to attempt, at least in their own persons, to raise the siege of the castle of Montpont (Montis Paonis), which is invested by John, duke of Lancaster, and his brother. Datum sub signeto nostro secreto.
9 Kal. March.
Avignon.
(f. 18d.)
To the same. Requesting a safe-conduct for Simon, cardinal of St. Sixtus, whom, with John, cardinal of Sancti Quatuor Coronati, the pope intends to send shortly, in order to negotiate peace between him and Edward, king of England.
Ibid. To John, bishop of Lincoln. Enclosing letters to the king on behalf of Raynald de Theminis, canon of Lincoln, nephew of Raymund, bishop of Palestrina, for the restoration of his canonry and prebend which William de Tyrintton, by false suggestion has obtained from the king and held for several years. The bishop is informed that if the king does not accede to the pope's request, proceedings will without further delay be taken according to justice.
Ibid.
(f. 19.)
To William, bishop of Winchester. Touching the same.
Ibid. To John, bishop of Lincoln. Touching the same.
Ibid. To Edward, king of England. Touching the same.
7 [Id. ?] March.
Avignon.
(f. 28.)
To Edward, king of England. Desiring him to restore to Hugh Pelegrini, treasurer of Lichfield, formerly papal collector in England, his benefices and their fruits seized by order of the king and held for four years, he having been asserted to be of the obedience of the king of France.
Ibid.
(f. 23d.)
To William, bishop of Winchester. Touching the same.
1371.
7 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 27.)
To John, duke of Gerona, eldest son of Peter, king of Aragon. Requesting him to use his influence with his father, to whom the pope has written also, to prevent the duel which is to take place in the king's presence between Thomas de Felton and Raymond de Calciata (Caussade), lord of Puycornet (Podiocorneti), knights.
Ibid. To Romeo, bishop of Lerida. The like, mutatis mutandis.
Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 28.)
To Lewis, count of Flanders. Desiring him to assist cardinals Simon and John on their way through his lands to the realms of France and England.
7 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 29.)
To Peter, king of Aragon. Requesting him to forbid the duel (as above, f. 27).
Ibid. To the archbishop of Saragossa, to Eleanor, queen of Aragon, and to the archbishop of Tarragona. Requesting them to use their influence with the king touching the same.
6 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 30.)
To Edmund, earl of Cambridge. Requesting safe-conduct for the rectors, masters, and other persons, for forty horses and oxen, and other things necessary for the building of the college of secular canons at St. Germain de Maseré (Prope Mansum Serenum), in the diocese of Limoges, under the will of Hugh, late, cardinal of St. Laurence's in Damaso, which disposition the pope, then holding a less office, and the other executors, proceeded to carry out. The pope recommends his kinsman John, bishop of Limoges, to the earl, desiring him to cause certain property belonging to the bishop and to the see to be restored by the men of Edward, prince of Aquitaine. [See f. 46.]
Ibid.
(f. 30d.)
To Thomas de Felton; to Richard Arberberii, seneschal of the Limousin; to John, duke of Lancaster; and to others. Touching the same.
4 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 30d.)
To John, duke of Lancaster. The pope has received his letters sent by John, bishop of Sarlat, the pope's envoy, touching peace between Charles, king of France, and Edward, king of England, and commends what he has done to that end. The said bishop, inasmuch as he followed the duke of Anjou on the same business, could not return to the duke of Lancaster, to whom he has been ordered by the pope to write touching the intention of that duke. As the pope has this business much at heart, he has sent the cardinals Simon of St. Sixtus and John of Sancti Quatuor Coronati to carry it out, and commends them and it to the duke.
Ibid.
(f. 31.)
To Edmund, earl of Cambridge. The like.
2 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 31d.)
To Thomas de Felton, seneschal of Gascony. The pope has heard from John, bishop of Sarlat, and from Armand, lord of Langeac, of his labours in fostering peace between the kings of France and England, and commends him for the same. He desires him to come to him as soon as possible, and informs him that he will send him safe-conducts in the name of the pope and of the French.
15 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 32.)
To John, duke of Lancaster. Commending to him Peter Domandi, provost of the church of Poitiers, papal nuncio and collector, and Peter Guy, sub-collector, for the duchy of Aquitaine.
Ibid. To Thomas de Percy, knight, seneschal of Poitou. The like.
Id. May.
Pont de Sorgues.
(f. 46.)
To John de Evroys (Devereux), lieutenant of the prince of Aquitaine and Wales in the district of Limoges. Commending to him the college founded by Hugh, cardinal of St. Laurence's in Damaso, at St. Germain de Maseré, and the persons engaged in its construetion. [See f. 30, and Reg. cclxix. f. 228d.]
[Baluze, Vit. Pap. Aven. II. col. 806, Without date, from Bib. Nat. Paris,—MS. Lat. 16999, f. 247.]
— June.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 69d.)
To John, duke of Lancaster. Replying to his letters dated at Saintes 7 May, and at Pons 13 May, against the citation to the Roman court of his cousin, Thomas de Percy, seneschal of Poitou, Guichard d'Angle, marshal of Aquitaine, and others of the principality as concerned in the seizure and death of the abbot of St. Cyprien[-lez-Poitiers] and John Bouchet. There is no need to fear their being captured on the way, since they can, by prolonging their route, avoid the dominions of their enemies; further, the absence of eight or ten persons need not imperil the principality. Nevertheless, feeling confident that the duke will in the meantime give satisfaction to the church, the pope prorogues the cause until after the feast of All Saints next. (pp. 5.)
Non. July.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 77d.)
To Dominic de Campo Fregoso, doge, and the commune and people of Genoa. The pope has received their ambassadors, commends their desire to take part in the crusade, and informs them of the mission of cardinals Simon and John. He will write to the kings of France and England, as well as to the emperor Charles, Lewis king of Hungary, and other magnates, urging the crusade, and will inform the doge and commune before Michaelmas of the result. Meanwhile he gives them licence to send six vessels annually during six years to the East.
5 Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 83d.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate to use his influence with the king to obtain safe-conduct into the realm for cardinals Simon and John, of whom Simon is an Englishman; some prelates and councillors having presumed to hinder the same.
Ibid.
(f. 84d.)
To the bishops of Norwich, Rochester, Hereford, and London, to the archbishop of Canterbury, to the bishops of Ely, St. Davids, Chichester, Worcester, and Exeter. The like.
3 Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 86.)
To Robert, king of Scotland. Commending queen [Margaret], between whom and her husband David, the late king, a cause was pending in the Roman court about her ill-treatment and expulsion from the realm, her dower and all her other goods of which she was despoiled. The pope exhorts the king to make satisfaction to her or her envoy, or to come to an agreement with her. [See f. 304.]
Ibid. To Edward, king of England. Applying for a safe-conduct into his realm, which the pope has heard that he has refused to grant, for the cardinals Simon and John, and requesting him to give audience to the same.
Ibid.
(f. 86d.)
To John, cardinal of Sancti Quatuor Coronati. Directing him to prosecute the mission entrusted to him and cardinal Simon, and to point out the destruction and occupation of the East, and the evils which come from the war between the kings of France and England. The pope encloses letters to king Edward and prelates of the realm touching the same.
2 Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 87.)
To John, duke of Lancaster. Requesting him to order the restoration to Aymeric, translated from Bologna to the see of Limoges, of castles, lands, and places seized and held by the seneschal and officers of Edward, prince of Aquitaine and Wales, and of the duke. The pope is sending Peter de Turre, donsel, his serjeant-at-arms, to whom the duke may give full credence. [See f. 30.]
Ibid. To Florimund, lord of Lesparre. Touching the same.
Ibid. To Peter, bishop of Périgueux. Touching the same.
Ibid.
(f. 87d.)
To Edmund, earl of Cambridge. Touching the same.
Ibid. To John Newmarche, donsel, chamberlain of John, duke of Lancaster. Touching the same.
Ibid. To Thomas de Chandos, donsel, secretary of Edmund, earl of Cambridge. Touching the same.
Ibid. To John Dawruex (Devereux), lieutenant in Limoges of Edward, prince of Aquitaine and Wales. Touching the same.
Ibid. To Walter de Viswik (Urswick), knight. Touching the same.
Ibid. To Thomas de Feletone, seneschal of Aquitaine. Touching the same.
Ibid. To Albert Buri, seneschal of the Limousin. Touching the same.
Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 89.)
To John [de Grailly], captal de Buch. Informing him of the mission of cardinals Simon and John, and praying him to use his influence with the king of England, with John, duke of Lancaster, and with Edmund, earl of Cambridge, to which three the pope is also writing, for peace with the king of France, to the end that they may all help towards the crusade of March next. For those who wish to go, vessels are being prepared by the Genoese. [Raynaldi Annales, 1371, § viii.]
Ibid.
(f. 90.)
To Lewis, count of Flanders. The like.
8 Id. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 90.)
To Andrew Contarino, doge, and the commune of Venice. The like.
2 Non. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 90.)
To John, duke of Lancaster. Requesting him to restrain those of his men who have seized animals and goods belonging to the college founded by the late cardinal Hugh, which is being built in the town of St. Germain, in the diocese of Limoges, and to protect the persons engaged in the work. [See f. 46.]
Non. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 91d.)
To the same. Requesting him to restrain those of his men who have seized, tortured, killed, and held to undue ransom divers subjects of William, viscount of Turenne, the pope's brother, who has always remained faithful to Edward, prince of Aquitaine and Wales, and to make satisfaction.
8 Id. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 94d.)
To William, archbishop of Canterbury. Requiring him to make, according to the custom of the realm, such repairs as are necessary in the manors and places belonging to the see of Worcester, from which he has been translated, or to make such satisfaction as is due to bishop William.
Ibid. To Simon, cardinal of St. Sixtus, papal nuncio. Touching the same.
15 Kal. Oct.
Villenuve by
Avignon.
(f. 111.)
To William, bishop of Winchester. Commending to him John Aubevyle, papal chaplain, sent to England on business of the pope.
Ibid.
(f. 111d.)
To the earl of Arundel. The like.
9 Kal. Oct.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 112.)
To John, duke of Lancaster. Commending to him Arnold Garini, canon of Lombez, papal collector in Saintonge and other parts.
Ibid.
(f. 112d.)
To Reginald, lord of Pons. The like.
7 Kal. Oct.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 112d.)
To the king. His victories should lead him the more promptly to make peace with the king of France, which the pope earnestly begs him to do. [Raynaldi Annales, 1371, § iii.]
Ibid.
(f. 113.)
To John Wykes, knight, king's councillor. Desiring him to urge the king, to whom the pope is writing, to order John de Greli (Grailly), captal de Buch, to set free Roger de Belloforti, the pope's brother, who has been held in prison even from before the pope's election. The pope is sending Hugh, bishop of Clonmacnoise, to whom full credence may be given. [See Fædera.]
Ibid. To Edward, prince of Aquitaine and Wales. Touching the same.
4 Kal. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 115.)
To Aubrey Ver, secretary of the prince of Aquitaine and Wales. Touching the same.
Ibid.
(f. 116.)
To William, bishop of Winchester, the king's councillor Touching the same.
Ibid. To Richard, earl of Arundel. Touching the same.
Ibid. To Alice Pereres. Touching the same.
Ibid.
(f. 116d.)
To John Woderove, a Friar Preacher, master of theology Touching the same.
Ibid. To Edmund Bokinham, a Benedictine. Touching the same.
Ibid. To Humphrey, earl of Hereford, marshal (constable) of England. Touching the same.
Ibid. To John, duke of Lancaster. Touching the same.
Ibid. To Edmund, earl of Cambridge. Touching the same.
Id. Oct.
Avignon.
(f. 121.)
To John, duke of Lancaster (Lanclaustrie). Requesting him to restore to favour John Rochez (de la Roche), knight, who has killed one of the duke's knights in self-defence.
6 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 126d.)
To William, archbishop of Sens. Informing him of the mission of cardinals Simon and John, and ordering him to use his influence to induce the king of France to make peace with the king of England.
Id. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 129.)
To Simon, cardinal of St. Sixtus, papal nuncio. Ordering him and John, cardinal of Sancti Quatuor Coronati, to pursue their mission of fostering peace between the kings of France and England.
Ibid.
(f. 129d.)
To John, cardinal of Sancti Quatuor Coronati. The like, mutatis mutandis.
Ibid. To John, duke of Lancaster. Desiring him to co-operate with the cardinals.
Ibid.
(f. 130.)
To John, duke of Berry. The like.
Ibid. To Edward, prince of Aquitaine and Wales. The like.
Ibid. To Lewis, duke of Anjou. The like.
Ibid. To Edward, king of England. Thanking him for his reception of cardinal Simon, and urging him to make peace with the king of France. [Fœdera.]
Ibid.
(f. 130d.)
To Charles, king of France. The like, mutatis mutandis.
16 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 130d.)
To Edward, king of England. Commending to him William, cardinal of St. Stephen's on the Cælian, to whom the pope has given a canonry of Salisbury and the prebend of Cheremynsteretbort (Charminster and Bere), void by the death at the apostolic see of Guy de Pestello, papal chaplain. They have been held for thirty years and more by William de Vayraco and by the said Guy, his nephew, so that the king, whose nominee holds possession of the temporalities, has no right to them on their voidance. The pope, therefore, prays him to suffer cardinal William, who has rendered services to the king, to obtain possession of the same without let or hindrance. He will favourably consider the case of the king's nominee, unless the same persist in opposing the said cardinal, whose yielding would prejudice Bertrand, cardinal of St. Prisca's, to whom the pope has given cardinal William's prebend of Heyworth in the same church.
Ibid.
(f. 131.)
To Simon, cardinal of St. Sixtus, papal nuncio. Touching the same,
1371.
13 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 131d.)
To Edward, king of England. Requesting him to cause to be restored to Guy de Pestello, knight, the pope's near kinsman, the castle of Mareuil (Merula), in the diocese of Tulle, which, after being captured by the French, has been retaken by the king's forces in Aquitaine.
Ibid.
(f. 132.)
To John, duke of Lancaster. Touching the same.
12 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 132.)
To Simon, bishop of London. The pope has received his letters, thanks him for what he has done to assist the mission of the cardinal nuncios, Simon and John, and again orders him to use his influence with the king and others in favour of the same.
Ibid. To [Simon de Neuton] the Green Squire (Scutifero Viridi). Thanking him for his offer to serve in defence of the Roman church in Italy. If the necessity continue, the pope will write to him and will receive with pleasure the services of him and of others.
Ibid.
(f. 132d.)
To [Thomas] bishop of Durham. The pope has heard with pleasure what Gerald de Venthodoro, knight, sent by the pope to the king, has told him about the bishop's readiness to come in person, accompanied by an armed force, to the defence of the Roman church in Italy. The pope encourages him in this enterprise, and will send him, if he wishes, his own safeconduct and that of the king of France.
11 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 133.)
To William, bishop of Winchester. Mandate to urge the king to give up the castle of Mareuil to Guy de Pestello.
Ibid.
(f. 133d.)
To John, bishop of Bath; to Richard, earl of Arundel; to Raynald Sauvage, knight. The like.
10 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 133d.)
To Edward, prince of Aquitaine and Wales. Requesting him to cause the said castle to be restored.
9 Kal. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 133d.)
To [Thomas] bishop of Durham. Mandate to come as soon as possible to the pope's presence.
Ibid. To Edward, king of England. Requesting him to allow the said bishop and his force to come to the pope.

Littere de Curia Guillermi Baronis

3 Non. June.
Avignon.
(f. 186.)
To John de Cabrespino, doctor of canon law, papal nuncio and collector in the realm of England. Acquittance for the sum of 2053l. 4s. received by him and his sub-collectors from 18 February 1368 to 1 November 1370, of which sum 2019l. 0s. 4½d. have been paid to the papal camera between 16 August 1368 exclusive, and 29 March 1371 inclusive, and 34l. 12s. 4d. accounted for as expenses incurred. [Sic.—See Reg. cclxxiv. f. 39d.]
2 Id. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 245.)
To John Doncani, archdeacon of Down, papal nuncio. Mandate to assign to Rayner Dominici, Peter Marci, Bartholus Johannis, and Talentus Andree, merchants of Florence, of the ancient Alberti of Florence, or to their proctors and factors in London, 6000 gold florins collected for the papal camera, they having faculty to receive and give acquittance for the same. The nuncio is to draw up the usual two instruments. [See Reg. cclxxiv. f. 220.]
Kal. [sic for
2 Id.] Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 245d.)
To the said Rayner Dominici and others. Faculty to receive and give acquittance to John Doncani for the said sum, informing thereof the officials of the camera. [See ibid.]

Littere Secrete Francisci Bruni.

5 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 266.)
To Peter, cardinal of St. Mary's in Trastevere, vicar-general of the pope and the Roman church in parts of Italy immediately subject thereto. Mandate to give to William Velys, of the diocese of Lincoln, the office of castellan of the city of Terni, or other office befitting his condition.
4 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 267d.)
To Edward, king of England. Commending to him John, lord of Néville (Novavilla), who has been long held in prison in his realm.
Ibid. To Simon, cardinal of St. Sixtus. Informing him of the above letter, and requesting him to induce the king to favour the said John, lord of Néville (Novavilla).
5 Non. May
Avignon.
(f. 273.)
To the échevins of Bruges. Commending to them the merchants of Florence, members of the society of the Alberti, and requesting them to allow the same to convey to Flanders and and Bruges, and thence to the Roman court, two hundred pieces of cloth of divers colours from England.
Ibid.
(f. 273d.)
To John (Lewis), count of Flanders. The like, mutatis mutandis.
6 Kal. Oct.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 284.)
To the count of Flanders. Thanking him for having allowed the said merchants to convey a certain quantity of cloth from England through his territory, and commending them to him for the future.

Littere De Curia Francisci Bruni.

2 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 300d.)
To the bishops of London and Worcester. Mandate to inform themselves and report to the pope touching the right over many cities and lands in Provence, asserted by John, duke of Lancaster, and supported by public instruments. [As below. Reg. cclxxxii. f. 192.]

Littere Secrete Johannis De Sancto Martino.

3 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 304.)
To Robert, king of Scotland. The pope has received his letters sent by Walter, bishop of Glasgow, and Adam de Thiningham, dean of Aberdeen, commends to him Margaret, queen of Scotland, and urges him to be gracious to her in the restoration of her land and rights, for the recovery of which she has incurred much labour and expense at the apostolic see and elsewhere. [See f. 86, and Reg. cclxiv. f. 210. d.]
[Theiner, 341.]
1371.
4 Kal. Nov.
Avignon.
(f. 309.)
To Edward, king of England. Commending to him Arnold Garnerii, canon of Châlons, licentiate of civil law, papal nuncio and collector in his realm, bearer of these presents. [Fœdera, with date xv. for iv. Kal. Nov.]
Ibid. To Edward, prince of Wales; to Richard, earl of Arundel; to the earl of Warwick. The like, mutatis mutandis.
Ibid.
(f. 309d.)
To Richard Scorp, knight, the king's chancellor (sic). The like.
Ibid. To the archbishops of Canterbury and York, the bishops of Worcester and London, William bishop of Winchester, and John bishop of Bath. The like.

Littere de Curia Ipsius Johannis.

Ibid.
(f. 313.)
To Arnold Garnerii, canon of Châlons, papal nuncio. Faculty to recover, with the aid, if necessary, of the secular arm, money and other property in the realm of England bequeathed by seculars and regulars for the deliverance of the Holy Land. He is to draw up two public instruments, keeping one and sending the other to the papal camera. [See Reg. cclxxiv. f. 190d.]

Littere Secrete Nicolai de Auximo, Notarii et Secretarii.

3 Non. Dec.
Avignon.
(f. 328.)
To Lewis, count of Flanders. Thanking him for having allowed the Alberti, merchants of Florence, to convey a certain quantity of cloth from England through his territory, and commending them to him for the future.


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