Regesta 39: 1278-1280

Pages 454-463

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. XXXIX.

1 Nicholas III.

6 Id. May.
St. Peter's.
(f. 15.)
Dispensation to Master William de Hyda, acolyte, of the diocese of London, proctor of some English prelates, who has to stay for some time at the apostolic see, to minister in his orders, to be promoted to higher orders, and to hold a benefice with cure of souls, although he is son of a clerk in minor orders.
Non. May.
St. Peter's.
(f. 20d.)
Absolution of Hugh bishop of Ely, from his promise and oath, made at his consecration by pope Alexander, to visit the apostolic see every three years.
Kal. May.
St. Peter's.
(f. 22d.)
Dispensation to Richard de Bamfeld, priest, papal chaplain, who, on the presentation of the bishop of Carlisle, was instituted by the bishop of Durham to the rectory of Roubyry; but as the king, asserting that he was patron, presented another clerk to the said bishop, Richard was not ordained priest within a year, nor did he reside; but, as seven months later he was ordained and held the said church, the pope dispenses him, notwithstanding pope Gregory's constitution published at the council of Lyons, in regard to the obligation of being ordained priest within a year from institution.
6 Id. April.
St. Peter's.
(f. 23d.)
Mandate to the abbots of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, and Glastonbury, and to Master William de Salinis, canon of London, to cite the bishop of Winchester, and to publish the edict in the cathedral, so that all concerned may, within three months, present themselves in person or by proctor before the pope, with necessary documents, in the cause between the bishop and Andrew de Londoniis, papal chaplain, and John de Vrevilla, who is acting as prior, and the convent of Winchester, concerning the election of the prior and the jurisdiction over the sub-prior and other ministers of the church, which was claimed by John, late bishop of Winchester, who ejected Andrew, and appointed another in his place. Nicholas, his successor, continues to assert the bishop's right over the prior and convent, and has occupied their churches and manors, and invaded their rights of patronage and others, excommunicating and imprisoning them on their resistance. Meanwhile the bishop is forbidden to do anything in prejudice of the prior and convent, or to hinder the monks from remaining in the church and carrying on their cause.
2 Id. Aug.
(f. 29.)
Mandate to the bishops of London and Hereford, and to Master Arditio, papal chaplain and nuncio in England, and to friar John de Derlinton to present to the king a form for taking the cross, and binding himself and his successors to restore the 25,000 marks assigned to him from the tenth of church revenues in England, in case of his not setting out, and stating what prelates and firms of merchants in Italy he offers as security, John de Derlinton, Masters Henry and William, clerks and envoys of the king, having in the king's name asked the pope to grant a tenth of the church revenues of the realm to be assigned on his setting out for the Holy Land.
Kal. Aug.
(f. 29d.)
Assignment to Edward I. of 25,000 marks, that he may prepare himself to set out for the Holy Land, on condition that he binds himself and his successors under oath to restore the said sum at the pope's order, if he does not set out (as above).
Ibid. To the same. The pope can make no change in regard to the yearly cess of 1000 marks due to the Roman church from the realm of England and Ireland, and can therefore not accede to the king's request, made by his envoys, John de Derlinton and Masters Henry and William, that the said cess should be paid by the hands of some abbots and priors of the realm, to whose monasteries the king is prepared to assign sufficient possessions and rents.
5 Id. Sept.
(f. 44.)
Mandate to Master Arditio, superior of the church of Milan, papal chaplain, and John de Derlinton, a Friar Preacher, collectors of the Holy Land tenth in England not to suffer the master and brethren of the hospital for the poor of St. John, Brakeley, in the diocese of Lincoln, to be molested in regard to the exemption from payment of such tenth granted by pope Gregory X. to lazar-houses, houses of God, and poor hospitals.
(f. 44d.)
The like to the same, for the master and brethren of the hospital of St. John, Northampton.
To the same, for the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Mary, Hosprenges (Ospring), in the diocese of Canterbury.
(Id. Dec.)
St. Peter's.
(f. 51.)
Mandate to Thomas, bishop of Hereford, the prior provincial of the Friars Preachers, and the minister provincial of the Friars Minors in England, on petition of Master Geoffrey de Aspale, clerk, queen Eleanor's chancellor, to enquire into the alleged loss, during the disturbance of the realm, of letters of Innocent IV. and Alexander IV., licensing the said Geoffrey to hold additional benefices, which letters were deposited in a house in London, and, if the story is true, and the letters genuine, to have a document drawn that shall have the force of the original.
Kal. Oct.
(f. 51d.)
Indult to queen Eleanor to have a portable altar, at which her chaplains may celebrate divine offices.
Non. Feb.
St. Peter's.
(f. 59.)
Mandate to Master Oliver, dean, and John called ‘Romanus,’ chancellor of Lincoln, and Nicholas de Burser, guardian of the Friars Minors, York, to confer on some fit person, who shall be duly ordained, and take an oath to reside, the canonry and prebend of York held by the pope when cardinal.

2 Nicholas III.

3 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's.
(f. 116d.)
Confirmation to queen Eleanor of the dower or gift of certain lands and possessions made to her by the king on her marriage, with consent of the prelates and peers of the realm, as appears by letters patent of the same.
5 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's.
(f. 120d.)
Nomination of John [Peckham], a Friar Minor, to the archbishopric of Canterbury, void by the translation of R. [Kilwardby], late archbishop, to the bishopric of Porto. The chapter postulated R[obert Burnel], bishop of Bath and Wells, which postulation, on consultation with cardinals B. of Albano, G. of St. Mark's, and Matthew of St. Mary's in Porticu, the pope did not admit, and, after further examination and some delay, the pope makes the above nomination.
Ibid. Concurrent letters to the chapter, to the clergy and people of the city and diocese, to the vassals of the see, to the suffragans, and to the king.
6 Id. Feb.
St. Peter's.
(f. 125.)
Appointment of John de Derlinton, a Friar Preacher, to the archbishopric of Dublin. On the death of Fulk, late archbishop, the prior and convent of Holy Trinity elected Fremund called ‘Lebrun,’ papal chaplain, and the dean and chapter of St. Patrick's elected Master William de Corneria, papal chaplain; and on the matter being brought before pope Gregory, S. cardinal of St. Martin's, was deputed to hear the proctors of the parties, and on his death Matthew, cardinal of St. Mary's in Porticu, was deputed by pope John XXI., when it appeared that William had resigned all right in this election, and that Fremund, at the time of his election, held the archdeaconry of Waterford and the churches of Cranbye, Lavinton, and Arclo, in the dioceses of Winchester, Salisbury, and Dublin, the adverse party denying that he was lawfully dispensed, on which a letter of the bishop of Dromore was produced, stating that he had seen letters of Innocent IV. containing a dispensation to Fremund, then rector of Carle, to hold an additional benefice; and on further letters of popes Innocent and Urban being presented, in which Fremund was licensed to hold other benefices besides the said archdeaconry, to the value of 70 marks, it was clear that, though the letters of pope Innocent may have dispensed for three benefices, a fourth was not included, and the value of the benefices being beyond the limit stated, the dispensations were invalidated. The pope therefore cancels the election of Fremund, and makes the above appointment, although John is absent.
(f. 126.)
Concurrent letters to the prior and convent of Holy Trinity and the dean and chapter of St. Patrick's, to the people of the diocese, to the suffragans, and to the king, requiring him to assign the regalia to the archbishop. [Theiner, 118.]
7 Id. Mar.
St. Peter's.
(f. 128d.)
Mandate to the bishops of St. Andrews and Alerdeen, and to the minister provincial of the Friars Minors in Scotland to persuade R. dean of Caithness, who has been elected to that see, to renounce all right he may have acquired by it. Henry of Nottingham, proctor of the dean and chapter, petitioned the pope to confirm the said election; but as he admitted that the dean had an illegitimate son, 30 years old, and was reported to have another, and said that he had consented to the election, and was conducted to the high altar, and received the canons with the accustoned kiss, and was present in the chapter when their mandate was given to their proctor to petition for confirmation of the election, though he did not prove it; and that he was said to be paralyzed, and unable, from age, to perform his duties; the pope, considering the above, and also that the dean's consent was not proved to have been given within a month of his election, as it should be according to the constitution of the council of Lyons, and that confirmation was not sought within three months, declares the election null, but, to spare the dean, orders the above to lay these particulars before him, and persuade him to renounce his right, so that the chapter may provide another pastor. If he does not resign, he is to be cited to appear personally before the pope, to be examined as to his learning and bodily strength. [Theiner, 120.]
8 Kal. April.
St. Peter's.
(f. 131.)
Faculty to the archbishop of Canterbury to dispose by testament of his property, not acquired by his church, and of movables committed to him for life, so long as they are not used for the altar or special worship, or belong to the Minorite order, for his funeral expenses and reward of his servants, be they kinsmen or others, the debts of his church being first paid.
2 Id. Mar.
St. Peter's.
(f. 132d.)
Indult to Master John de Lamare, subdeacon, of the diocese of Lincoln, who, after the council of Lyons, holding the church of Clacton on the presentation of the abbot and convent of Messelden, was not ordained, to hold the said church on condition of being ordained deacon and priest by next Easter.
Non. Mar.
St. Peter's.
(f. 142.)
Ordinance for the election of the archbishop of Dublin, to be made between the chapters of Holy Trinity and St. Patrick's, Dublin, who each assert their church to be the cathedral. In the time of Innocent III. the two chapters, on the death of archbishop J[ohn Comyn], elected H[enry de Loundres], archdeacon of Stafford, which election was confirmed by the pope; but there afterwards arose a question between the prior and convent of Holy Trinity and the dean and chapter of St. Patrick's, when the late archbishop Luke ordained that on the voidance of the see the prior, convent, dean, and chapter should meet at Holy Trinity and elect; but on the election of Ralph of Norwich, canon of St. Patrick's, pope Alexander, on being petitioned to confirm the election, annulled it as uncanonical, and appointed Fulk de Sanford, treasurer of St. Paul's, London; but at the same time, in his letter to Alexander, the prior, and the other electors, he acknowledged that the election of an archbishop belonged to them. On the last voidance of the see, the king's licence to elect, according to custom was obtained, and the election was proceeded with, but the pope was not sufficiently informed of the process to be able to end the dissension by a sentence. Now, he, after full consideration, ordains that the prior and convent should call the dean and chapter to Holy Trinity for the election, giving them a limit of time, and then jointly proceed to elect, without prejudice to the right of either party in possessorio vel petitorio. [Theiner, 119.]
8 Kal. April
St. Peter's.
(f. 143.)
Faculty to J[ohn], archbishop of Canterbury, to give the office of notary public, within a year, to three persons, to be approved by examination; with the form of oath to be taken by them.
12 Kal. Mar.
St. Peter's.
(f. 145.)
Mandate to the collectors of the Holy Land tenth in England not to exact it from the annual pension of 50 marks paid by the prior and canons of St. Oswald's, Nostell, to the prioress and convent of Austin nuns of St. Xistus, Rome, their order being exempt from Holy Land subsidies by letters of Gregory X. Their sequestration is to be relaxed, and the pension paid in full, as usual.
Kal. July.
St. Peter's.
(f. 176d.)
Indult to J. de Derlinton, archbishop elect of Dublin, to be consecrated by the archbishop of Canterbury or any other catholic bishop, with two or three others.
12 Kal. Aug.
(f. 176d.)
Mandate to the bishops of London, Norwich, and Worcester, on receiving the pallium sent by the hands of Masters Stephen de Ceudenore, rector of Takele, and Adam de Newburg, clerk, of the dioceses of Lincoln and Coventry, to bestow the pallium on the archbishop of Dublin after his consecration, and to receive his oath of fealty.
Ibid. Concurrent mandate to Masters Stephen de Cedonore, and Adam de Newburg, with form of delivering the pallium. [Theiner, 122.]
13 Kal. Oct.
(f. 182.)
Appointment of William, chancellor of York, to that see, void by the death of Walter. The king's licence being obtained, eighteen of the twenty-one electors present voted for the said William, who voted for Master Hugh de Ewesan, canon of York; Master Robert, archdeacon of East Riding, voted for Master Thomas, archdeacon of York; and Master Thomas de Hedeon, canon of York; voted for Master Thomas de Correbrigge, canon of York, in his absence. Then the archdeacons and Master Thomas de Hedon, acceding to those who voted for William, he was elected; and the election being presented to the pope by the proctors of the chapter and by the said Thomas de Corebrigge, it was examined by three cardinals, and, on account of informality, cancelled by the pope, who, nevertheless, in consideration of the character and learning of William, appoints him, and orders him to undertake the government of that church.
Ibid. Concurrent letters to the chapter of York, to the clergy of the diocese, to the suffragans of the see, to all vassals of the same, to the people of the diocese, and to the king.
(f. 183.)
Exhortation to the said archbishop, on sending him the pallium by J. cardinal of St. Mary's in Cosmedin, to practice humility and justice in the exercise of his jurisdiction.
12 Kal. Oct.
(f. 183.)
Exhortation to the archbishop of Canterbury to abstain from contests as to the carrying of the cross, and commending to him the new archbishop of York, who is coming to his see with the pope's benediction, the archbishop of Canterbury's rights remaining untouched.
[Marginal note.]—Ista littera fuit missa clausa.
14 Kal. Oct.
(f. 183.)
Mandate to John, abbot of St. Edmunds, confirming his election to the office of abbot, void by the death of Simon. The king's licence being obtained, Wymerus, the pitanciary, John, the infirmarian, Henry, the cook, William, the keeper of the wardrobe, William, the almoner, Stephen, the subprior, and William, the chamberlain, were chosen to make the election, which fell on the said John.
Ibid. Concurrent letters to the convent, to all vassals of the monastery, and to Edward I.
15 Kal. Oct.
(f. 193.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to make provision to fit persons of the churches of Cheyham, in the diocese of Winchester, held by the late Thomas de Wetewanger, and of Blockeley and Tertebyre, in the diocese of Worcester, held by the late Master Gregory de Caeruent, who both died at the papal court. Residence is to be enforced, and if those appointed are not priests, they are to be ordained.
5 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's.
(f. 202d.)
Appointment of Nicholas de Cusoach, of the order of Friars Minors, to the bishopric of Derry, void by the death of Simon, when two elections were made, one of Master Stephen, dean, and the other of William, treasurer of the church; and an appeal being made to Gregory X., the cardinal of St. Praxed's was appointed to hear the cause, and, on the treasurer resigning his right by letters patent, and the dean doing the like before the pope, the above appointment is made. [See f. 249d.]
Ibid. Concurrent letters to the dean and chapter, to the clergy, to the people of the diocese, and to Edward I. [Theiner, 123.]
2 Non. Oct.
(f. 203d.)
Mandate to John, bishop of Clonfert, to cite the dean and chapter of St. Patrick's, Dublin, to appear in person, or by proctor, before the popa in four months, with all documents relating to the cause between them and the prior and convent of Holy Trinity, who, on the death of archbishop Fulk, elected Fremund called ‘Lebrun,’ and the dean and chapter elected William de Lacornere, both papal chaplains, to be archbishop. The cause was heard by cardinals appointed successively by Gregory X. and John XXI., and to save further waste of time and money the pope made an ordinance that the prior and convent should summon the dean and chapter to assist at an election; but the proctor of the prior and convent attesting that the church of Holy Trinity is a cathedral, and that the right of election belongs to the prior and convent who have exercised it from time immemorial, and that the said dean and chapter presume unlawfully to hinder the election by the prior and convent, the pope has appointed M[atthew], cardinal of St. Mary's in Porticu, to hear the cause, and issues the above mandate. [Theiner, 123.]
6 Kal. June.
St. Peter's.
(f. 204.)
Mandate to John, bishop of Clonfert, to cite the archbishop of Armagh to appear before the pope in four months, with all documents relating to the cause between him and the bishop of Down, about the visitation by Angelus, the archbishop's proctor, without the bishop's assent, of the churches of Villa Hay, Castelbeg, and others in the diocese of Down, which needed no particular visitation, and the exacting from them, by way of procurations, of a sum of money, to the injury of the said bishop and churches. The bishop obtained papal letters to the archdeacons of Connor and Dromore, and the cause having been carried to the pope, John XXI. appointed divers auditors, and the present pope directed G[eoffrey], cardinal of St. George's, to hear the cause, but, on the death of Walter de Lufche, the archbishop's proctor, and no one subsequently appearing on being cited, the process could not be continued; the pope therefore issues the above mandate. [Theiner, 121.]

3 Nicholas III.

10 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's.
(f. 229d.)
Faculty to Master Robert, archdeacon of Canterbury, to dispose by testament to servants and kinsmen, and convert to pious and lawful uses such goods as he may have, not being strictly ecclesiastical, or derived from altar or other divine worship, his debts being first paid.
13 Kal. Mar.
St. Peter's.
(f. 235d.)
Mandate to Master Raymund, dean of Le Puy, papal chaplain, to persuade the king of England to acquiesce in the pope's request that he would liberate Almaric de Montfort, papal chaplain, who, when conducting his sister to her husband, was taken prisoner, at sea, near England, and, as is said, by order of pope John, was kept in the custody of some prelates of the realm. If difficulties occur, Master Raymund is directed to discover their sources, and report to the pope.
Ibid. The like to the archbishop of Canterbury and his suffragans.
Ibid. Request to Edward I. touching the same.
5 Kal. April.
St. Peter's.
(f. 240.)
Mandate to Ralph [de Ireton], appointing him to the bishopric of Carlisle, void by the death of Robert [de Chancy]. The prior and convent elected William, dean of York, now deceased, who renounced his election, on which the convent appointed the prior, Robert de Everdon, precentor, Robert de Brampton succentor, Simon de Carlisle, cellarer, and Hugh de Bolton sacristan, to elect, who chose Ralph, then prior of Giseburne, and presented the election to Walter, archbishop of York, who died before confirming it, on which the convent desired the chapter to confirm it, and, on their refusal, appealed to the pope, who appointed three cardinals to examine the election, and, on account of informality, cancelled it; but, in consideration of the character and learning of the said Ralph, appointed him to be bishop, and had him consecrated by the bishop of Tusculum.
Concurrent letters to the prior and convent of Carlisle, to the clergy, and to the people of the diocese;
Non. April. To the archbishop of York;
5 Id. April. And to the king.
Id. May.
St. Peter's.
(f. 249d.)
Appointment of Nicholas de Cusoach to the see of Derry, void by the death of Simon, when two elections were made, one of Master Stephen, the dean, and the other of William the treasurer; on which Gregory X. directed A[ncher], cardinal of St. Praxed's, to hear the cause, when first the treasurer and then the dean resigned all right in their election.
Concurrent letter to Edward I. [Theiner, 123.]
12 Kal. June.
St. Peter's.
(f. 251d.)
To William, bishop of St. Andrews, confirming his election to that see, made by the prior and chapter; the chapter appointing the prior, Ralph, the sub-prior, Alexander de Hadington, William de Clacy, Hervey de Kinros, Thomas de Wedal, Adam de Karal, canons, and Master Gregory, archdeacon, to choose a bishop; the election of William, then dean of Glasgow, having been presented to the pope and examined by three cardinals, is confirmed.
Concurrent letters to the prior and chapters, to the clergy, and to the people of the diocese, to all vassals of the see, and to Alexander III. [Theiner, 124.]
4 Kal. July.
(f. 258.)
Reservation, inhibition, and constitution in the matter of the see of Winchester, void by the death of Nicholas [of Ely], to which the bishop of Bath and Wells has been postulated by the chapter; he, on the voidance of the see of Canterbury by the translation of the late Robert, bishop of Porto, having been postulated by the chapter to that see, but the postulation was not admitted by the pope, who now, after examination and consultation, does not admit the bishop's postulation to the see of Winchester, but reserves the commission of election to that see to himself, and inhibits the chapter from attempting to elect without express papal mandate.
(A copy of the above is in Vol. 40, f. 121.)
Non. July.
(f. 259.)
Inhibition to the chapter of Winchester in any way to provide a bishop without special mandate, declaring null whatever they may have attempted with that view, as the pope has reserved the provision to himself. He now remits to them the election, the above reservation and inhibition notwithstanding.
(A copy of the above, reciting the previous constitution, is in Vol. 40, f. 125.)
13 Kal.
(f. 261d.)
Inspeximus and confirmation of possessions and privileges, with exemplification of a bull of Celestine [III.], dated Rome 18 Kal. July 1194, and signed by the pope and eight cardinals, addressed to Simon, the dean, and the chapter of St. Peter's, York. There are named the towns of Dalton, Cotum, Brotherton, Helperbi; the lands of Wlfrikebi, Gippesmate, Ledesham, Hoton, Seherpighec; the churches of Burgo, Lanum, Burton, Lessington, Quetungkebur, St. John's at the bridge in York, St. John's in Marisco, St. Laurence's in Walbegate, St. Andrew's in Keemangeregate, St. Martin's in Kunigstrete, St. Mary's over Ouse; 60s. from the manor of Patrington, 2 marks from the fair of St. Peter ad Vincula in York, from sinodals 40s. belonging to the choir, and 100s. to the master of the schools; and the ancient customs of the church.