Regesta 38: 1276-1277

Pages 451-454

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 1, 1198-1304. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1893.

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Regesta, Vol. XXXVIII.

1 John XXI.

4 Kal. Oct.
(f. 1d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Clonfert, the prior of the Friars Preachers, and the guardian of the Friars Minors, Dublin, to make enquiry into the election by the dean and chapter of Leighlin, of Master N. archdeacon of Leighlin to that see, void by the death of T[homas], late bishop, and if the election was canonical to confirm and consecrate the bishop elect, or if not, to cause another election or postulation to be made. The dean and chapter of Leighlin have applied to the pope to confirm their election, because the metropolitical see of Dublin is void, and the chapters or canons of Holy Trinity and St. Patrick are disputing between themselves about the right of election to that see. This mandate, however, is without prejudice to the archbishop of Dublin for the future. [Theiner, 117.]
8 Kal. Dec.
(f. 6d.)
To Master John de Pontissara, archdeacon of Exeter, who had dispensation from pope Urban to hold two benefices with cure of souls, besides the church of Wellewick, in the diocese of York, and on resigning one of these to hold another; and after this obtained the archdeaconry of Exeter and the church of Taustok, which dispensation, with other goods in London, was stolen at the time of the general disturbance, which he fears may put an obstacle in the way of his keeping the said benefices. The pope therefore sends a copy of the said letters, declaring that they have the force of the original; dated Orvieto, 4 Id. June, an. 3. [There is another copy of this in the same volume.]
Id. Nov.
(f. 8.)
Dispensation to Tedisius de Camilla, papal chaplain, kinsman of Adrian, late pope, to hold the churches of Wingeham and Teringes, as well as the deanery of Wolveramton, commonly called the king's free chapel, on his resignation of the churches of Wistanestea and Frondingham, in the diocese of Lincoln, and Archexea in that of York. Residence in the said churches is not to be required, nor is ordination to be enforced. The letters of Gregory X. to the archbishop, empowering him to found a college at Wingeham, are suspended.
7 Id. Dec.
(f. 10.)
Dispensation to Master John called ‘Romanus,’ chancellor of Lincoln, chaplain of Matthew de Ursinis, cardinal of St. Mary's in Porticu, son of a subdeacon, to minister in the orders which he has received, and hold the benefices which he has with cure of souls, together with the said chancellorship, and to accept a bishopric, he having been appointed to a professorship of theology at Paris.
7 Kal. Feb.
(f. 19d.)
Dispensation to Master Philip de Barton, rector of Ulsebi and Horningesheath, in the dioceses of Lincoln and Norwich, to hold both churches.
(f. 20.)
Dispensation to Master Adam called ‘Heym,’ rector of Menhyniot, in the diocese of Exeter, to hold also the churches of Uthnou Parva and Sutheulle, value 12 marks sterling.
3 Kal. Feb.
(f. 20d.)
Request to Edward I., on the signification of Llewelyn, prince of Wales, to restore to liberty Eleanor, daughter of the late Simon de Montfort, whom the prince has espoused, and who was captured at sea on her way to Wales.
5 Kal. Feb.
(f. 21.)
Mandate to the archbishop and bishops of the province of Canterbury, to induce the king to transfer to their custody Almaric de Montfort, papal chaplain, who has fallen into his hands, to be detained by them until the pope determines what is to be done with him.
7 Id. Feb.
Mandate to the collectors of the Holy Land tenth in England, not to exact it from the prior and convent of Bardenay for the fruits of the monastery, which the king has received during the voidance created by the bishop of Lincoln, removing abbot Peter de Barton for his offences.
15 Kal. Feb.
(f. 22.)
Mandate to the bishop of Clonfert to proceed with diligence in the collection of the Holy Land tenth in Ireland, and to report to the pope.
15 Kal. Mar.
(f. 24d.)
Mandate to Master Arditio, superior of the church of Milan, papal chaplain, and John de Derlinton, a Friar Preacher, collectors of the tenth in England, to collect it as directed in each diocese, with counsel of the bishop, or in his absence of two trustworthy dignitaries of the cathedral. As to exempts, two persons faithful and able are to be appointed to undertake the collection. The deputies are to take an oath, which is inserted, to the collectors; and accounts are to be carefully kept, and the money transmitted or deposited. Collectors are free from payment themselves, and are granted the same indult as crusaders. Expenses are allowed out of the sums collected, to Arditio 8s. a day, to friar John 3s. 6d.
Id. Feb.
(f. 25d.)
To Master Arditio, collector of the tenth in England. Complaint has been laid before the pope by Master John de Pontissara, archdeacon of Exeter, Henry de Hauecle, and Walter de Lechelade, envoys of the clergy of the realm, against Master Raymund de Nogeriis, papal chaplain, and friar John de Derlinton, collectors of the tenth, who summoned to London three or more persons from each college or convent to take oath as to the amount of their possessions, and compelled them to pay it then and there, and exacted the tenth from lazar houses, hospitals, and poor houses, and from benefices whose annual value was not more than six marks; they also exacted it from what chapters and canons pay to vicars, priests, and clerks, and from the salaries paid by rectors to parish chaplains and others, and made no allowance for expenses incurred by the clergy in cultivating and collecting their income; their clerks also taxed benefices at their will, and reckoned benefices at their maximum value, and cited suspended, excommunicated, interdicted, sequestrated, and inflicted other penalties as they pleased. The pope, therefore, gives faculty to the above to absolve those concerned, a penance being enjoined, and to grant such dispensations as may be necessary, taking care that the tenth is paid, and that satisfaction is made to those who have suffered unjust extortion by the person who has committed it.
Id. Feb.
(f. 26.)
Notification to the prelates and clergy of England that the collectors are to go to London and take oath that they will exercise their office honestly, and exact nothing beyond the true value of benefices. The collectors have orders to collect the tenth, either at the rate of the annual average during the period for which the tenth is granted, or according to the common estimate, as the payer shall choose, and in making the estimate no regard is to be had to the taxation made by the late bishop of Norwich or any other, but the estimate is to be made according to the taxation of the above Master and friar, and the clerks deputed by them, or according to the method of true taxation, so that there may be no ground for complaint. The collectors are to exact nothing under pretext of procuration, but are to be content with their fixed salary. The pope hopes that they will now behave so that the Holy Land tenth will be collected, and not make frivolous excuses, but act as they are bound by the council of Lyons.
2 Id. Feb.
(f. 26.)
To Master Arditio and friar John de Derlinton, collectors of the tenth, as in the above letters, and ordering them to go and hear the prelates as to the grievances they have laid before the pope, and to carry out the directions given in regard to them.
11 Kal. April.
(f. 28.)
Dispensation to Henry de Wodestok, papal chaplain, the queen's chancellor, with whom pope Gregory, in consideration of the queen, has already dispensed, so as to hold benefices in England together with the rectory of Cumbe, in the diocese of Lincoln, to the value of 100 marks, and on resigning the said rectory, to hold one or more to the same value; and who on resigning Cumbe obtained the churches of Wolstanton, Middlewich, and Wootton, in the dioceses of Coventry and Lichfield and Lincoln, whose value does not exceed the said sum; yet as the said dispensation does not seem to apply to so many benefices, the pope now allows him to hold not only the above, but also one other benefice with cure of souls, and on resigning one or more of these, to hold another or others to the same value. He is also rehabilitated, so far as is necessary, on account of fruits received.
10 Kal. April.
(f. 28d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Bath and Wells, and the abbot of Westminster, to make provision to two of the queen's clerks, to be named by her, of a canonry and prebend in the churches of York and Salisbury. These letters are not to apply to prebends falling vacant at the court of Rome.
10 Kal. April.
(f. 29.)
Dispensation to Master William Fraser, dean of Glasgow, chancellor of A[lexander], king of Scotland, to hold one benefice with cure of souls besides the deanery and the church of Ar, in the diocese of Glasgow.
13 Kal. April.
(f. 29d.)
Appointment of Henry de Wodestock, the queen's chancellor, to be a papal chaplain.
Id. April.
(f. 30d.)
Faculty to John, bishop of Clonfert, nuncio in Ireland, to cause two clerks, employed by him in collecting the Holy Land tenth, to be appointed to a canonry and prebend each in some church of his diocese. [Theiner, 117.]
Ibid. Faculty to the same to give dispensations to ten clerks of illegimate, but not of adulterous or incestuous birth, and not sons of regulars, to be ordained and hold a benefice with cure of souls.
Ibid. Power to the same to absolve ten clerks or laymen who by laying violent hands on clerks or ecclesiastics have incurred excommunication; penance and satisfaction being enjoined and required. [Theiner, 118.]
10 Kal. April.
(f. 36.)
Dispensation to Master Richard de Fraxino, rector of Keyngham, in the diocese of Lincoln, to hold an additional benefice with cure of souls.