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'Regesta 292: 1379-1380', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 4: 1362-1404 (1902), pp. 237-242. URL: Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Regesta, Vol. CCXCII.

2 Clement VII. Anti-Pope.

De Indultis, Privilegiis, Et Dispensationibus.

6 Id. Jan.
(f. 9d.)
To John de Caron, canon of Moray, licentiate in canon and civil law. Indult to him, who is also M.A. and licentiate in civil and in canon law in the universities of Orleans and Paris respectively, and is in priest's orders, to take at Avignon or any other university the doctorate (doctoratus insignia) in both laws, notwithstanding the statutes of Paris and Orleans, which he has sworn to observe, and by which he cannot do so elsewhere than at Paris and Orleans.
15 Kal. Dec.
(f. 33d.)
To William Gerland, canon of Caithness, M.A. Confirmation of the provision made to him by the present pope of a canonry of Caithness, with reservation of a prebend and personatus or office, with or without cure [10 Kal. Dec. 1378. See Cal. Pet. i. 543], notwithstanding that no mention was made therein of a previous provision, also by the present pope, of a canonry of Moray with similar reservation [15 Kal. Dec. 1378. See Ibid. 545]. William, who is in priest's orders, has also the vicarage of Nautill (Newtyle), which has cure of souls (vicariam curatam), and the chaplaincy of Duffus castle, in the dioceses of St. Andrews and Moray, of which the first is to be resigned [See Ibid. 575]. As soon as by either of the two letters of provision he shall obtain such personatus or office with cure, the remaining letters, as far as regards another personatus or office, shall be null and void.
5 Kal. Feb.
(f. 40d.)
To peter Bricii, a Hospitaller. Declaration that he is in no wise bound to the order of Carmelites, which, at the instigation of certain of his father's friends, he entered in his tenth or eleventh year, and assumed the regular habit, but which before completing a year's probation, and before making any profession, he quitted in order to enter the order of St. John of Jerusalem.
7 Kal. Nov.
Anno 1.
(f. 47.)
To the bishop of Glasgow. Mandate as above, Reg. ccxci. f. 218d.
8 Id. April.
(f. 80.)
To Thomas Macheugan, Augustinian prior of St. Coman's, Roscommon, in the diocese of Elphin. Extension of successive dispensations on account of illegitimacy—(i) when a secular clerk, to be ordained and hold a benefice with cure; (ii) upon his receiving provision of his priory, to excercise the cure and administration thereof; (iii) to receive and exchange as often as he chose the dignity of abbot—so that he may now be promoted to any dignity soever, even the episcopal. [See Cal. Pet. i. 541.]
3 Non. May.
(f. 137.)
To John de Congallis, rector of Kinlochgouue or Kinlochgoule (Lochgoilhead), in the diocese of Argyle. Dispensation to him, who is in priest's orders, and has studied canon law for three years and more at Paris, to hold any benefice soever with cure of souls. Within three years from his obtaining such benefice, he is to exchange it or his parish church for another benefice compatible with the one retained, otherwise at the end of that period he is to resign his church.
(f. 137d.)
Relaxation of a year and forty days of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, the octaves of certain of them, and the six days of Whitsun week; and of fifty days to those who on the said octaves and six days, annually visit and give alms to the fabric of the chapel of the poor hospital of St. John the Evangelist, Hochtyrogale, in the diocese of St. Andrews.
16 Kal. March.
(f. 137d.)
To the bishops of Glasgow and St. Andrews. Mandate to make diligent enquiry touching the great part of the ransom still unpaid for the late king David, which king Robert, by reason of manifold wars in Scotland, cannot pay, and which he has petitioned the pope to help him to pay by granting him a tenth or other subsidy. The bishops are to enquire and to report under seal what ecclesiastical subsidy and of what kind ought to be imposed by the pope, who thinks it meet and just that the king should be helped by the clergy and people of his realm.
8 Id. May.
(f. 192.)
To William de Camera, clerk, of the diocese of Aberdeen. Confirmation to him, who has by letters of the present pope provision of a canonry of Dunkeld with reservation of a prebend, of the reservation made to him by Guy cardinal priest of St. Cross in Jerusalem, papal nuncio to the realms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with all the power of a legate a latere, of a benefice value 20l. with cure of souls or 15l. without, in the common or several gift of the bishop and chapter of St. Andrews, notwithstanding that the cardinal, at the time of the reservation, had not yet entered the realm of Scotland. [See Cal. Pet. i. 550.]
4 Non. Jan.
(f. 192d.)
To the chancellor of Paris. Mandate to admit Theodore or Theodoric de Montigniaco, Augustinian friar and reader (lector) of Paris, to lecture on the ‘Sentences’ in the university of Paris during the following summer vacation, or as often as he shall please and when he shall demand; and afterwards, at the end of the summer or when he shall have completed his lecturing, if found fit after examination, to grant him the honour of mastership and the licence to teach in the faculty of theology. Theodore has lectured on the ‘Sentences’ for ten years and more in divers universities, and in the last chapter general of the order [at Verona, 1377] was nominated to lecture on the ‘Sentences’ and to receive the mastership in theology at Oxford, which he has been and is unable to do especially by reason of the wars between Charles king of France and Edward king of England. [Denifle and Chatelain, Chartul. Univ. Paris. iii. No. 1442. From Avig. Reg. xviii. f. 563d.]
5 Non. July.
(f. 234d.)
To the bishop of Chichester. Mandate, on petition of the Benedictine abbot and convent of St. Martin's, Séez, to inform himself touching the resignation to be made by them of the priory of Arundel in the following circumstances:—At the time when William duke of the Normans, called the Conqueror (conquisitor), acquired the realm of England, Roger de Montegomerici, Knight, built, founded, and endowed the said monastery, and obtained the appropriation to it of the said priory, in which were previously twelve secular canons of the English nation. The abbot and convent elected the prior from their own monastery, and have been accustomed to send five of their monks to the priory, from which they have drawn no other profit. The petition further sets forth that eighteen of their monks have been violently expelled from the said priory and from other of their dependent priories in England, of which priories the abbot and convent are thus despoiled, whereby they, as well as the said eighteen monks, are almost compelled to beg (quasi mendicare). Further, John (sic) earl of Arundel, in whose domain the priory is situate, desiring to reduce it to its pristine state and to institute anew and to endow therein a chanter (cantorem) as its head, with eleven secular canons, has requested the abbot and convent to resign their rights and to assign them to the said chanter and canons, offering them as an equivalent for such rights and for the sustentation of five monks a fitting compensation in ready money. If the facts be as stated, the bishop is to receive from the abbot and convent the resignation of the priory, and to give the earl licence to institute the chanter and canons, the compensation money being wholly devoted by the monastery to repairs rendered necessary by the wars and to the purchase of rents.
8 Id. May.
(f. 239d.)
To Geoffrey de Lymonia or Lymovia, preceptor of the Augustinian house or preceptory of St. Anthony, London, papal chaplain. Indult (he having been unable to collect the fruits of his preceptory by reason of the long wars between England and France, and of the schism caused by that wicked man and son (alumpnus) of perdition, Bartholomew sometime archbishop of Bari), exempting him until such time as he shall collect the fruits of his preceptory, or shall receive provision of another benefice or preceptory, from the payment of the burdens, tallages (tallias), and contributions imposed by the chapter general or abbot of the monastery of St. Anthony, [Vienne,] which payment he has for the past three years been unable to meet. All sentences inflicted or to be inflicted upon him are hereby annulled, and dispensation is given on account of consequent irregularity, if any.
5 Kal. Feb.
(f. 242.)
Confirmation, on petition of bishop Alexander, Adam de Tyningham, dean, and the chapter of Aberdeen, of the gift of a yearly rent of 6 marks to God, the Blessed Virgin, and all saints, and a perpetual chaplain in the choir of Aberdeen, made by William de Keth, lord of the barony of Alden in the same diocese, from his lands of Acheydonald in the said barony, in consideration of the manifold services to him of William de Calabre, canon of Aberdeen, and for his own soul and the soul of the said canon. [Registrum Ep. Aberdonen. Spalding Club, I. 124.]
(f. 244.)
To the Augustinian abbot and convent of St. Mary's, Cambuskyneth. Confirmation of the appropriation of the perpetual vicarage of Clacemanan, value 15 marks, notwithstanding that in their former petition the vicarage had been declared to be of the value of 10 marks. [See Reg. ccxci. f. 157.]

Littere De Curia.

4 Id. Feb.
(f. 247d.)
To Guy cardinal priest of St. Cross in Jerusalem, papal nuncio. Faculty to receive from any persons soever, secular and regular, of his nunciature, resignations of any benefices soever, below the pontifical, made for the purpose of exchange, and to make provision thereof.
(f. 248.)
To the same. Extension of his faculty to make provision of benefices, above, Reg. ccxci. f. 49d, the values being now defined as follows:—If taxed, and in the parts where the basis of taxation is the silver mark, they shall not exceed 30 silver marks with cure of souls and 20 without; if taxed, and in other parts where the basis is the pound petits Tournois, they shall not exceed 40 pounds petits Tournois with cure of souls and 30 without—in the parts, that is, where the ancient taxation of the tenth has been reduced to half; and in other parts where it is not reduced they shall not exceed 60 pounds petits Tournois with cure and 40 without, according to the said taxation, if taxed, or where the benefices have not been so taxed, according to the amount accustomed to be paid for the tenth.
(f. 249.)
To the same. Faculty to dispense ten men and as many women to intermarry who are related in the third degree of affinity, or between whom there is an impediment arising from quasi-affinity (proveniens ex pu[bli]ce hon[esta]tis justitia).
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to grant letters of provision under the form for poor clerks to such poor clerks, acolytes, subdeacons, deacons and priests of his legation who before and after the death of Gregory XI. were, at Rome and Anagni, examined in letters (litteratura) and found fit, and who returned from those parts without the papal letters of provision. The values of the benefices to be so given are defined as follows:—In the parts where the basis of taxation is the mark, they shall not exceed 20 silver marks with cure and 15 without; where the basis is the pound petits Tournois, and where the ancient taxation of the tenth has been reduced to half, they shall not exceed 20 pounds petits Tournois, with cure and 15 without; in other parts where the reduction does not exist they shall not exceed 40 pounds petits Tournois with cure or 30 without, according to the said taxation, if taxed, or if not taxed, according to the amount accustomed to be paid for the tenth.
(f. 249d.)
To the same. Faculty to grant licence to three hundred persons of either sex, within and without the limits of his nunciature, to choose their confessor, who may give them plenary remission in the article of death.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to grant licence to two hundred persons of either sex to have a portable altar.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to confirm collations and provisions of any benefices soever within his nunciature made or to be made by papal or ordinary authority, provided that such benefices were not held by members of the pope's household, as though such benefices were not reserved to the pope or their collation had not lapsed to him by the statutes of the [Fourth General] Lateran Council.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to give the tonsure within his nunciature, within and without the statutory times.
(f. 250.)
To the same. Faculty to dispense two hundred persons on account of illegitimacy as born of unmarried or married persons or of priests, to hold one, two, or three benefices, one of which may have cure of souls, and to resign or exchange the same for similar or dissimilar benefices.
3 Id. Sept.
(f. 255d.)
To the same. Faculty, even though he be without the limits of his nunciature, to summon those concerned, and to remove from their benefices and offices below the pontifical in England and Scotland all regulars and seculars, adherents of Bartholomew sometime archbishop of Bari, and to make provision thereof to fit persons of his choice. [Not in Rubrice.]
[The volume is incomplete. Twenty-eight Littere communes indicated in the Rubrice are wanting. None of them concern England.]