Regesta 287
1376-1378

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'Regesta 287: 1376-1378', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 4: 1362-1404 (1902), pp. 219-228. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=96404 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Regesta, Vol. CCLXXXVII.

6 Gregory XI.

De Indultis, Privilegiis, Et Dispensationibus.

1376.
7 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 2.)
To William Webber, priest, of the diocese of Exeter, papal chaplain. Conferring on him the dignity of papal chaplain.
Non. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 4d.)
To Catherine de Swinford, of the diocese of Lincoln. Indult to have a portable altar.
Ibid. To Blanche, lady of Ponynges, in the diocese of Chichester. The like.
13 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 7.)
To John Beaupeny, rector of Deiskelay, in the diocese of York. Indult to choose his confessor.
Ibid. To John de Furneys, layman, of the diocese of Lincoln. The like.
Ibid. To Robert de Dalton, rector of Wintringham, in the diocese of Lincoln. The like.
3 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 8.)
To Thomas Hungheford, knight, of the diocese of Salisbury. The like.
Ibid. To Thomas Stoke, Benedictine monk of the church of Winchester, and to Stephen Haym, citizen of Winchester. The like.
5 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 8.)
To Robert Menell and to John Baldeloc, laymen, of the diocese of Lincoln. The like.
Ibid. To William Nieuport, donsel, of the diocese of Lincoln. Indult to have a portable altar.
3 Non. April.
Avignon.
(f. 9.)
To [John de Calore] chancellor of Paris. Mandate to admit John de Montesono, a Friar Preacher, if found fit, to lecture on the ‘Sentences’ in the schools of the order at Paris, in the next but one or other following summer; and to admit him afterwards to the honour of mastership in theology, and to the licence to teach in that faculty. John has lectured in theology for many years in divers places (locis) of the order, and was deputed by the master of the order in the chapter-general to lecture on the ‘Sentences’ at Oxford (in studio Oxoniensi), and take the degree of master, but for certain reasons he has not dared to go to England for the purpose, and now desires to be admitted to the same at Paris. [See Denifle and Chatelain, Chart. Univ. Paris. III. p. 229.]
6 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 11.)
To Elisabeth de Preston, widow, of the diocese of St. Andrews. Indults to have a portable altar and to choose her confessor.
3 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 11d.)
To John Bromley, Benedictine monk of the church of Winchester. Indult to choose his confessor.
Ibid. To Stephen Monyngham and to John Molesshe, monks of Christchurch, Canterbury. The like.
2 Id. April.
Avignon.
(ff. 14d. and 15.)
To Thomas Hungerford, knight, of the diocese of Salisbury, and Joan his wife, and to Stephen Haym, donsel, of the diocese of Winchester, and Matilda his wife. Indults to have portable altars.
2 Kal. June.
Avignon.
(f. 16.)
To Beatrice, lady of Brewes, of the diocese of Chichester. The like.
3 Non. June.
Avignon.
(f. 17.)
To Martin Fereyrs, lord of Byrfereyrs, and Lena his wife, of the diocese of Exeter, and to John Willington, lord of Wamberlegh, and Matilda his wife, of the same diocese. The like.
8 Id. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 21.)
To Robert de Assheton, knight, and Isabella his wife, of the diocese of Salisbury. The like.
Ibid. To the same. Indult to have mass and other divine offices celebrated before daybreak.
Ibid. To the same. Indult to have mass and other divine offices in places under an interdict.
Ibid. To Adam de Sancto Yvone and his wife, citizens of London. Indult to choose their confessor.
3 Non. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 21d.)
To Walter Haywode and Joan his wife, of the diocese of Winchester. The like.
10 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 22.)
To Andrew Gervasii, donsel, of the diocese of Winchester. The like, and for ten years to have a portable altar.
Ibid. To John Salman, donsel, and Bartholomea his wife, of the diocese of London. Indult for ten years to have a portable altar.
Ibid. To John Haukewode, donsel, of the diocese of London. Indults to choose his confessor and to have for ten years a portable altar.
4 Kal. July.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 24d.)
To Michael de la Pole, Knight, and Catherine his wife, of the diocese of York. Indult to choose their confessor.
11 Kal. Sept.
Avignon.
(f. 25.)
To Thomas bishop of Exeter. Faculty during two years to reconcile churches and cemeteries by deputy. [There are apparently two letters in the text to the bishop of Exeter, but in reality one only. The first, which occurs at the bottom of f. 24d. under date 17 Kal. Sept. Avignon, is described: 'ut in Vta superiori directa Willermo Webber usque Datum.’ But the only letter to William Webber is that on f. 2, conferring on him the dignity of papal chaplain. This letter to bishop Thomas, moreover, does not occur in the Rubrice; and in the paper volume 289, from which this present parchment volume is transcribed, the appointment to the papal chaplaincy is correctly assigned to an archdeacon of the diocese of Cordova. The second letter, which is the faculty above, is described in the text at the top of f. 25: 'ut in VI. superiori directa Richardo episcopo, usque presentibus post biennium minime valituris.’ But this sixth letter to bishop Richard, archbishop elect of Reims, informs him of the despatch of the pall. VI. is an error for V. and occurs also in Reg. 289. The faculty is correctly given in the Rubrice.]
5 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 28d.)
To the official of York. Mandate to confirm to Thomas de Walleworth, clerk, of the diocese of Durham, if found fit after the usual examination in Latin, the church of Hemyngburgh, in the diocese of York, which, on the death of Alan de Schotlyngton, he obtained by institution of archbishop Alexander, on the presentation of the prior and chapter of Durham, and now doubts whether it was not reserved to the pope. The confirmation is to be subject to the usual condition that Alan was not a member of the papal household.
Non. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 36.)
To Andrew Umfray, canon and dean of Dunkeld, bachelor of canon law. Confirmation to him of the canonry and prebend and the deanery which he obtained by exchange with Robert Keneth for his canonry and prebend and the chantership (cantoria), by collation of bishop Michael, to whom the resignations were made, and now doubts whether the canonry and prebend, with the deanery—which has cure of souls, is a major dignity below the episcopal, and is elective—were not reserved to the pope or lapsed to him by the statutes of the [Fourth General] Lateran Council by reason of their long voidance. Andrew, who is in priest's orders, holds also a canonry and prebend of Dunbar, and by provision of the present pope a canonry of Aberdeen with expectation of a prebend. The confirmation is subject to the usual condition that Robert was not a member of the papal household.
7 Id. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 39d.)
To Matthew de Glendenwin, rector of Cavers, in the diocese of Glasgow, M.A. Confirmation to him of the said church, void by the death of John Ganon, which he obtained by institution of John Lethi, or Lechi, vicar-general in spirituals of Walter bishop of Glasgow, on the presentation of William, abbot, and the convent of Melrose, and now doubts whether it was not reserved to the pope, or lapsed by the statutes of the [Fourth General] Lateran Council, or Whether it did not become void in some other way than that stated. Matthew, who is B.C.L. holds also a canonry of Glasgow with expectation of a prebend. The confirmation is subject to the usual condition that John was not a member of the papal household.
7 Id. Jan.
Avignon.
(f. 46.)
To Thomas, Augustinian abbot of St. Mary's, Cong (de Cunga), in the diocese of Tuam. Confirmation to him of that abbey, which he obtained by provision of archbishop Gregory, on the resignation of abbot Malachy, sometime canon. The prior and convent, having been duly assembled for the election, granted to the archbishop authority for that turn to provide. Thomas now doubts whether it was not reserved to the pope.
15 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 48d.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Mandate to grant a dispensation to Patrick de Hepborn, knight, and Eleanor de Bruys, countess of Carryk, of the dioceses of St. Andrews and Glasgow respectively, to intermarry, notwithstanding their relation in the fourth degree of kindred, by reason that Agnes, Patrick's former wife, was thus related to Eleanor.
6 Id. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 49d.)
To the bishop of Worcester, the abbot of Cirencester, and the prior of Stodeley, in the diocese of Worcester. Mandate to receive the resignation of Nicholas de Trinbeye, Augustinian prior of Lanthony Prima, in the diocese of St. Davids, who, after ruling the priory will for eleven years of thereabouts, was, when saying the office of the dead, thrown to the ground, and had both his eyes torn out by the sons of iniquity, John Poding, John Welynton, and Robert Bolter, canons of the same, who also killed his brother, John de Trinbey, a layman, wherefore the prior has not dared to dwell within 40 miles of the priory, and is ready to resign, Licence is to be given to the convent to elect a fitting person as prior, and an annual pension is to be assigned to Nicholas for life from the revenues. If a fitting person be elected, the election is, if canonical, to be confirmed; if not, the commissioners are themselves to make provision. The name of the person whose election shall be confirmed, or to whom provision shall be made, is to be certified to the papal camera, or to the collector in those parts. Those who took part in the outrage, if publicly excommunicated by the commissioners without appeal, shall be strictly bound thereby until they make satisfaction and, with letters of the commissioners in proof, repair to the apostolic see for absolution.
5 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 60.)
To Madoc ap Philip, vicar of St. Michael's in Kery, in the diocese of St. Davids. Indult of non-residence during three years while studying civil law at an university.
8 Id. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 75.)
To Robert de Bradegare (Bradegate), canon of London, B.C.L. Extension from 18 to 25 marks of the value of a benefice without cure of souls, reserved to him by the present pope, in the gift of the archbishop of Canterbury. He is litigating in the papal palace about a canonry and prebend of Wyngham in the diocese of Canterbury.
4 Id. May.
Avignon.
(f. 75.)
To the same. Further extension of the same to 30 marks.
8 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 75d.)
To Hugh de Bubamhull (Bukunhull in Rubrice), clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. Confirmation of the mandate for provision, granted him by the present pope, of a benefice with or without cure of souls in the common or several gift of the archbishop, prior, and chapter of Canterbury, no mention having been made in the said letters of provision of his perpetual portion, without cure of souls, of the chapel of Landewitrefrandegh, in the diocese of St. Davids, on account of which he doubts whether the said letters may not be reputed surreptitious. Hugh holds also by provision of the present pope a canonry of Chichester, with expectation of a prebend. [Wrong in the RubriceHugoni de Bukunhull gratia facta ad collationem archiepiscopi prioris et capituli Cantuariensis ampliatur, for confirmatur.]
10 Kal. June.
Avignon.
(f. 76.)
To the same. Extension to 60 marks of the value of the benefice value 40 marks with cure of souls, and 18 without which was reserved to him by the present pope, in the common or several gift of the archbishop, prior, and chapter of Canterbury. [In Rubrice ‘Eidem eadem gratia iterum ampliatur’.]
4 Id. April.
Avignon.
(f. 83.)
To John Cheyne, canon of Exeter. Licence, on his petition touching certain farms (firme) limited to the senior canons who complete their first year's residence, which he has done at great expense, to accept the farm of Sydebuy, to be vacated shortly by Robert archbishop elect of Dublin, who now holds it, in place of that of Rampton, in the diocese of Lincoln, which has been assigned to him, and from which, on account of the great distance from his benefices of the places belonging thereto and the malice of the people, he can hardly derive any benefit.
7 Kal. June.
Avignon.
(f. 89d.)
To Malcolm Ysaye, priest, of the diocese of Sodor. Confirmation to him of the church of Moliwe (Molrwe in Rubrice), in the said diocese, which he obtained on the death of Dampnaldus Nigelli; John, lord of the place of Yle in the same diocese, the patron, presenting him, and William bishop of Sodor instituting him, Malcolm doubts whether the church was not specially reserved to the pope, or lapsed to him in accordance with the statutes of the [Fourth General] Lateran Council by reason of its long voidance, Martin Martini, sometime rector, having held it without being ordained priest in due time. The confirmation is subject to the usual condition that Dampnaldus was not a member of the papal household.
3 Kal. June.
Avignon.
(f. 95.)
Licence, on the petition of John Olneye, lord, and the inhabitants of the town of Weston Underwode in the diocese of Lincoln, to have a cemetery, there being a chapel there annexed to the parish church of Olney, distant an English mile and more, in which chapel all ecclesiastical sacraments except that of burial are ministered. [See Reg. cclviii. f. 168.]
6 Non. May.
Avignon.
(f. 114.)
To Findlay (Findlao) de Ketenys, clerk, of the diocese of St. Andrews. Confirmation of the church of Fethiressach, in the diocese of St. Andrews, which he obtained by collation of the ordinary on the death of Gilbert Armstrang, under letters of the present pope by which he expected a benefice with or without cure in the gift of the bishop, and now doubts whether it was not specially reserved to the pope and void, not by Gilbert's death, but by his obtaining, also by authority of the ordinary, and holding for several years along with his church, the provostship of St. Andrews, which has cure of souls, whereby the church, according to the statutes of the [Fourth General] Lateran Council, lapsed to the pope. The confirmation is subject to the usual condition that Gilbert was not a member of the papal household.
5 Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 118d.)
To William Todeworth, rector of St. Tud, in the diocese of Exeter, D.C.L. Dispensation, in extension of former dispensations on account of illegitimacy—(i.) to be ordained and hold a benefice even with cure of souls; (ii.) to exchange the same once; (iii.) after obtaining the church of Essewater in the diocese of Exeter, to receive and hold another benefice, without cure, even if it were a canonry and prebend in a cathedral church, and to exchange it once, as also his church, for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices, by virtue of which he exchanged Essewater for St. Tud, and received from the present pope provision of a canonry of Exeter and reservation of a prebend; (iv.) to hold together with such canonry and prebend, when obtained, another benefice, even if a canonry and prebend, or dignity, personatus, or office in a cathedral church, even if elective, and to exchange the same, as well as his canonry and prebend of Exeter for similar or dissimilar benefices, since which he has obtained and still holds a certain prebend of Exeter—so that he, who has for ten years postulated in the episcopal court of Exeter, may receive and hold any benefices whatsoever, of whatever number and kind, with or without cure, even if one be a canonry and prebend or an elective dignity major after the pontifical with cure of souls, in cathedral or metropolitan churches, and may exchange the same for similar or dissimilar benefices held or to be held by him be vided that all the benefices as often as he choose, promutually compatible. Further, in future graces concerning the aforesaid benefices, no mention need be made of his illegitinacy or of his dispensations.
3 Kal. Aug.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 123.)
To the Cistercian abbot and convent of Kinloss, in the diocese of Moray. Confirmation, with exemplification, of the appropriation by Henry bishop of Aberdeen, with the assent of the dean and chapter, of the church of Elen, in his diocese, the fruits of which were by a former bishop divided into two portions, the rector taking the tithes of corn, and the vicar the tithes of lambs, wool, and cheeses, and all oblations, funeral, and other parochial dues. Bishop Henry appropriated to the abbot and convent the rectory, which was and is in their patronage, together with the said tithes of corn, the appropriation to take effect on the resignation or death of the rector. Upon the resignation of William Comyn of Buchan, the abbot and convent entered upon possession of rectory and tithes, and have held them for fifty-six years. Although William de Culabre, canon of Aberdeen, who held also the church of Alveth, a benefice incompatible with Elen, claimed the rectory and the tithes of corn, he failed in his suit and made no appeal. The bishop's letters, given at Aberdeen, without other date, assert that the patronage of the church was given by Robert king of Scotland to the abbot and convent, they having to pay to a perpetual chaplain in St. Mary's cathedral, Aberdeen, 100s. yearly, find him an honest habit for his use in the choir, and have a house built for the first of such chaplains; the letters are sealed with the bishop's seal and the common seal of the chapter, and signed by: bishop Henry; William Comyn, prebendary of Crudan; John de Hadigthon, prebendary of Benchori; Reginald de Coyneriis, prebendary of Owen; Philip, prebendary of Clath; Walter Schori, prebendary of Balhelwi. [The year of the appropriation, 1320, is added in the margin, perhaps deductively, in the hand of Garampi, prefect of the Vatican Archives, 1757–1772.]
4 Kal. July.
Villeneuve by
Avignon.
(f. 131.)
To the bishop of Rochester. Mandate to appropriate to the master and College of Cobham—which was founded in honour of God and the Blessed Virgin Mary [and St. Mary Magdalen], in the church of Cobham, by John de Cobham, knight, of his diocese, and has been impoverished by pestilences and other misfortunes which have for some time prevailed more than is wont in the parts of England—one of the churches of the knight's patronage, value 40l. to take effect on the resignation or death of the rector, a vicar's portion being reserved.
10 Kal. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 132d.)
To the archbishops of Canterbury. Mandate to inform himself touching the facts stated in the petition of the parishioners of St. Giles's without Crepulgate, London, who assert that the office books of their church, according to the Use of St. Paul's, London, are destroyed and, as it were, totally consumed by age, and to allow them, if it shall seem good to him, to adopt the Salisbury Use, which obtains, not only in the chapel of the metropolitan, but throughout almost the whole province of Canterbury; notwithstanding that the dean of St. Paul's strives with all his power that the ancient rite of his church may be preserved in St. Giles's.
17 Kal. May.
Avignon.
(f. 134d.)
To the dean of Dunkeld. Mandate, on petition also of Robert king of Scotland, to confirm to Thomas de Cardeny, clerk, of that diocese, if found fit after diligent examination, his canonry of Dunkeld and prebend of Forworth, which he obtained by provision of bishop Michael upon the resignation of David Marre, and now doubts whether they were not reserved to the pope, David having been at the time, as is asserted, a papal chaplain. The confirmation is to be subject to the condition that David was not otherwise a member of the papal household.
7 Id. May.
Avignon.
(f. 135.)
To Thomas de Brandon, subdean of York, licentiate of civil law. Confirmation to him of his prebend of Bole in York. Under letters of provision by the present pope of a canonry of York with expectation of a prebend, he obtained and still holds the prebend of Burgthorp (Bugthorpe), void by the death of John Stokes, which he believed to be due to him in turn, and about which he is litigating in the papal palace [See Reg. cclxxxvi. f. 277d.] Afterwards, doubting whether Burgthorp was his in due turn, he obtained under the same letters the said prebend of Bole, void by the death of Simon Multon, and now doubts whether it was not reserved to the pope. The confirmation is subject to the usual condition that Simon Multon was not a member of the papal household.
16 Kal. April.
Avignon.
(f. 155.)
To William Couper of Prees, clerk, of the diocese of Lichfield. Extension to 50 marks of the value of a benefice reserved to him in the common or several gift of the bishop, prior, and chapter of Durham, value 40 marks with cure of souls and 18 without; the number of expectants for such benefices being so great, and their taxations so high, that he fears the former letters may be useless.

Littere De Curia.

Id. Feb.
Avignon.
(f. 185d.)
To William archbishop of Rouen, papal nuncio. Grant to him, as translated from Carpentras to Rouen, to use and enjoy all the powers and faculties hitherto used and enjoyed by him in his mission touching the treaty of peace between Charles king of the French and Edward king of England, and to exact procurations and proceed against defaulters as before.

7 Gregory XI.

De Indultis, Etc.

1377.
6 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 204d.)
To William de Vyndesore, knight, of the diocese of York. Indult that his confessor may give licence to religious to eat flesh meat at the knight's table once a month on lawful days.

8 Gregory XI.

De Indultis, Etc.

1378.
2 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 220.)
To James cardinal deacon of St. George's in Velabro. Indult for three years to visit by deputy churches, monasteries, and other ecclesiastical places in his deanery of Salisbury, and archdeaconries of Durham and Leicester (Leucestrie), and persons thereof, and to receive procurations to the amount of 30 silver gros Tournois a day, at the rate of twelve to a gold florin of Florence. [See Reg. cclxxxv. f. 66.]
Concurrent mandate to the dean of Chichester, the chancellor of Salisbury, and Robert de Stratton, canon of York.
16 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 223d.)
To Philip de Thorneburi (Thornbury), of the diocese of Modena. Rehabilitation on account of his having accepted, under a mandate of provision by the present pope, the canonry of Lincoln and prebend of Caistor (de Castro), which he still holds, on their voidance by the death of Henry de Ingilby, without being dispensed on account of illegitimacy as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, of which illegitimacy no mention was made in the papal letters, although the bishop of Bologna had received papal mandate to grant him such dispensation. The canonry and prebend are to be resigned. [See Reg. cclxxxvi. f. 107d.]
1378.
Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(ff. 229 and 230.)
To John Southam, donsel, and Margaret his wife, of the diocese of London. Indults to have mass celebrated before daybreak, to have a portable altar, and to have mass and other divine offices celebrated in places under interdict.
[12 Kal. March?]
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 231.)
To John Therlyng, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln. Indult to have a portable altar. [This is from the Rubrice. The upper half of f. 231, on which it occurred, has been cut away.]
12 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 231.)
To Roger Lovecok, of the diocese of York. The like. [This occurs on the remaining half of f. 231, as well as in the Rubrice.]