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Regesta 49: 1298-1300

Pages 574-591

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. XLIX.

4 Boniface VIII.

1298.
5 Id. Feb.
St. Peter's
(f. 4d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Durham and Carlisle to consecrate Henry [de Newark], dean of York, elected by the chapter to the see void by the death of archbishop John. As he did not appear before the pope to have his election confirmed, it was decreed to be null, but as it was unanimous, and to gratify king Edward, the pope promotes him, and orders the above bishops to consecrate him.
Ibid.
(f. 5.)
Grant of the pallium to the said Henry, on request made on his behalf by Master Adam de Drifed, canon of Ponteseland, and Roger de Mar, rector of Quiselei.
Ibid. Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Durham and Ely to confer the pallium on the archbishop elect, and receive his oath of fealty to the pope.
8 Id. Mar.
St. Peter's
(f. 11d.)
Mandate to the abbot of Waltham, and Masters Leonard de Anticulo and Bartholomew de Ferentino, canons of Auxerre and London, on a statement made by Adam de Driffeud, canon of Pontiseland, and Roger de Mar, rector of Quiselley, in the dioceses of Durham and York, proctors of Henry, archbishop elect, that they have been empowered to contract a loan in the Roman court to meet his expenses there to the amount of 1000 marks from the firm of Spini, of Florence, to carry out the loan; the pope also wills that when the 880 marks are repaid, the archbishop elect, his successors and administrators, and the see shall be free from the debt.
5 Non. Mar.
St. Peter's.
(f. 21d.)
Grant to the abbess and convent de Domo Gratie, B.M.V., of the order of St. Clare [without Aldgate], in the diocese of London, of the church of Hertindon, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, of the advowson of the late Edmund, the king's brother, on their petition that the pope granted them one of his churches on his petition, so that on its voidance the advowson passed to them, but the diocesan and his officials interfered on the ground that the limit of 40 marks, originally fixed, was under its value, although, according to the latest taxation made in England, it is not.
Concurrent mandate to John de Lacy, chancellor of Chichester, Berthold de Labro, papal chaplain, and Geoffrey de Veçano, canons of Chartres and Cambray.
Kal. April.
St. Peter's.
(f. 29.)
Dispensation to Hamo de Gatele, priest, of the diocese of Norwich, who had obtained letters from Nicholas IV. to empower his diocesan to dispense him on account of illegitimacy, and was ordained priest, and held the church of Estudenham, although the pope died before they were presented, to retain the same, and to hold also another benefice with cure of souls.
Id. April.
St. Peter's.
(f. 37d.)
Dispensation to Reginald, son of John de Grey, rector of Astebiri, in the diocese of Coventry, twenty years of age and not in holy orders, to retain that benefice, and to accept others to the value of 100l. according to the common and ancient taxation of the realm.
Non. May.
St. Peter's.
(f. 45.)
Confirmation, with exemplification, to Landulph, late canon, now bishop elect of Ferentino, kinsman of Alexander IV. of an annual pension of 18 marks from Simon, the abbot and convent of the Premonstratensian abbey of Langley, in the diocese of Norwich; the letters of the abbot of Langley granting the pension to Landulph are dated Saturday after St. James, 1257 [July 28th.]
Ibid. Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Arras, Richard de Ferentino, and Bartholomew Mathias, canons of St. Omer and St. Pancras, Ferentino.
Kal. June.
St. Peter's.
(f. 48d.)
Confirmation of the election of John, archdeacon of Brechin, as bishop of that see, void by the death of N. The election made by Masters William de Clony, precentor, Robert de Dunde, treasurer, Fulk Raynard, James called ‘Godisman,’ and Thomas called ‘Marchand,’ canons, having been examined by certain cardinals and confirmed by the pope, M[atthew], cardinal bishop of Porto, was ordered to consecrate the bishop elect.
Ibid.
(f. 49.)
Concurrent letters to the chapter, to the clergy, and to the people of the diocese, to the vassals of the church, and to the king of Scotland. [Theiner, 164.]
15 Kal. July.
St. Peter's
(f. 50.)
Confirmation of the election of William de Lamberton, chancellor of Glasgow, to the see of St. Andrews, void by the death of William Fraser. The election made by John the prior, John, archdeacon of St. Andrews, William, archdeacon of Lothian, Adam, the sub-prior, John Kayrer, Adam de Laurbeden and Thomas de Hucermickedy, canons of the same, having been confirmed by the pope on petition of himself and canons John, called Rufus, Martin de Ketherton, and Thomas de Houctyr Mokedy, proctors of the prior and chapter, M[atthew], cardinal bishop of Porto, was ordered to consecrate the bishop elect.
Ibid. Concurrent letters to the chapter, to the clergy of the diocese, to the vassals of the church of St. Andrews, and to the king of Scotland. [Theiner, 165.]
15 Kal. July.
St. Peter's
(f. 51.)
Mandate to the Augustinian prior and convent of Holy Trinity, and the dean and chapter of St. Patrick's, Dublin, on the appointment of William, prior provincial of the Friars Preachers in England, ordering the said bodies to receive him as their pastor, and to render to him due obedience.
[Theiner, 165.]
3 Non. July.
St. Peter's.
(f. 52d.)
Mandate to the bishop of London, and to the abbots of Hyde and Chertsey, in the diocese of Winchester, to institute within one month persons presented by John, bishop of Winchester, to the ordinaries of benefices not in his diocese, if the said ordinaries refuse to do so; the said bishop having set forth a petition showing that he and his chapter and diocese have been exempted by the pope from the jurisdiction of the metropolitan, and placed immediately under that of the apostolic see.
4 Kal. July.
St. Peter's.
(f. 53.)
To Philip, king of France, requesting him to restore to John, bishop of Winchester, the manors and other possessions in France, gold and silver vessels, books, vestments, jewels, and money deposited in the monasteries of St. Genevieve, St. Victor, and St. Denis, and in the house of the Templars at Paris, belonging to the said bishop, which the king of France had seized, and has informed the pope that the money has been spent.
Kal. July.
St. Peter's.
(f. 56.)
Dispensation to Edward, son of Edward, king of England, and Isabella, daughter of Philip, king of France, to inter-marry notwithstanding that they are related in the third and fourth degress of kindred.
Ibid. The like to Edward I. and Margaret, daughter of Philip, late king of France, they being related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred and affinity, in as much as Eleanor [of Castile], Edward's deceased wife, was related to Margaret, in the fourth degree of kindred. [Fœdera.]
Ibid. Request and exhortation to Philip, king of France, in virtue of an agreement with the king of England, to place in the hands of Arnald, bishop of Toulouse, to whom a special commission has been given by the pope, all those lands, vassals, and goods, held by the French king, which the king of England held before the present war.
Ibid. The like to Edward I. the bishop of Toulouse, having a commission to hold for both parties.
Ibid. Mandate to Arnald, bishop of Toulouse, (fn. 1) after a recital of the above letters, to [assign the said lands, vassals, and goods to R. duke of Burgundy, J. duke of Brittany, and G. count of St. Pol, or two or one of them, or to others lawfully appointed by them at their request, so that they shall] hold for the king of France what is assigned to him in his name, and for the king of England what is assigned to him in his name, until the pope shall issue further orders, [and in the meantime shall answer to the said kings for all fruits, rents, and proceeds, moderate expenses only being deducted for custody and administration; and if it shall happen that the pope dies before making the first arbitration, they shall restore to the said kings the lands, vassals, and goods, as they received the same, so that to each shall be restored what had been received from him. To carry out this effectually and faithfully, they, and each of them, shall make oath before the said bishop; and if during their office one or two of them die, or be lawfully hindered, the rest shall carry on the work. The public instruments for the assignation and making the oaths shall be sent to the pope, duplicates being kept by the bishop, who shall keep the pope informed, by letters, what he determines to do.]
5 Kal. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 59.)
Dispensation, at the king's request, to his clerk, John de Drokenesford, deacon, canon of York, papal chaplain, who, being under age, obtained first the church of Childewelle, and then successively those of Hemingburgh, Kingesclere, Balescham, Bartenton, and Daleston, in the dioceses of York, Winchester, Ely, Coventry, and Carlisle, and also canonries and prebends of York, Salisbury, Wells, Dublin, Kildare, St. Martin's-le-Grand, London, Aukelande, and Derlington, to retain all those successively held, the cure of souls not being neglected, and a portion of fruits received applied to the said benefices; Childewille and Bartenton are to be resigned.
10 Kal. Oct.
Rieti.
(f. 59.)
To the same, appointing him papal chaplain.
4 Id. July.
St.Peter's.
(f. 70.)
Dispensation to William Comyn, to hold the canonry, prebend, and chancellorship of Glasgow, to which he has been appointed by the pope on their voidance by the promotion of William, bishop of St. Andrews, together with the provostship of St. Mary's, in St. Andrews, the church of Syres attached thereto, that of Oventan, in the diocese of Durham, and a canonry and prebend of Aberdeen.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Aberdeen, and the deans of Poitiers and Dunkeld.
Non. July.
St. Peter's.
(f. 75.)
Provision to Aymo, son of Amedeus, count of Savoy, of a canonry of York, with reservation of a prebend, although he is under age, and not in holy orders, and holds benefices to the value of 1000 marks.
Ibid.
(f. 75d.)
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Durham, the dean of Hereford, and two others named.
Kal. July.
St. Peter's.
(f. 83.)
Relaxation of a hundred days of enjoined penance to penitents who shall visit the chapel of Holy Cross, Wouburne, on the anniversary of its dedication, and on the feasts of the Blessed Virgin and Holy Cross, and in their octaves.
12 Kal. June.
St. Peter's.
(f. 87.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to cause the king's chancellor, or any other wrongful holder of the prebend of York, held by the late canon Bono (sic) de Clara, which the pope has given to John, son of Landulph de Colonna, to give up the same to the said John, or his proctor, within fifteen days, and failing this, to cite them to appear before the pope within two months.
Non. May.
St. Peter's.
(f. 87d.)
Decree to William Comyn, provost of St. Mary's in the city of St. Andrews, whose petition sets forth that, on the voidance of that see by the death of William [Fraser], he was not allowed by the chapter to take part in the election of William de Lamberton, chancellor of Glasgow, on which he appealed to the pope, which appeal he renounced in order that the see might not remain void; the pope orders that such renunciation shall not prejudice whatever right he or his successors may have to take part in the election of a bishop.
Kal. July.
St. Peter's.
(f. 95.)
Dispensation to Master Thomas de Suwerchia, deacon, to retain the churches successively obtained by him, of Steyngreve, in the diocese of York, and St. Mildred, London (he being dispensed only in regard to the first), and then that of Westynderle, after which he resigned St. Mildred's, not being ordained priest; a portion of fruits received is to be applied to the said churches.
10 Kal. June.
St. Peter's
(f. 102.)
Provision, at the instance of Benedict Gaetano of Pisa, to Master Gamarin de Prandonibus of Brescia, D.C.L., of the canonry and prebend of Aberdeen, void by the death of Conrad de Brunfort papal chaplain, who died near Anconas.
Concurrent mandate to the dean of Moray and two others named.
2 Id. July.
St. Peter's.
(f. 102d.)
Annullation of the convention made between Edward I. and Guy, count of Flanders, that prince Edward should marry the count's eldest or second daughter.
Ibid. The pope accepts the office of arbiter between the kings of France and England, and grants letters in testimony to the king of England's envoys and proctors; the parties to the dispute submit to the pope as arbiter, and are bound by him as set forth in these letters in regard to the composition made between the king of England and the counts of Flanders and of Berry together with other Burgundian nobles, not to make peace with the king of France. The king's proctors who appeared before the pope, William, archbishop of Dublin, John, bishop of Winchester, Amadeus, count of Savoy, Odo de Grandison and Hugh de Ver, knights, at first refused to submit the dispute to arbitration without the consent of the said counts and nobles; on the part of the king of France, his eldest son Robert, Philip of Flanders and John of Namur, sons of the count of Flanders, Henry, count of Berry, and Walter de Montfaucon, knight, were ready, if the other side consented, to submit the dispute to the arbitration of the pope, assisted by Benedict Gaetano, on which the king of England's proctors agreed to do so.
Ibid.
(f. 103.)
The like in regard to the compact between Adolphus, king of the Romans, and Edward I. against consenting to make peace with Philip IV.; the pope directs that the consent of Edward's proctors to submit to arbitration shall hold good, notwithstanding the absence and non-consent of Adolphus.
2 Kal. July.
St. Peter's.
(f. 106d.)
To Philip IV. and Edward I. Exemplication of the arbitration made by the pope, assisted by Benedict Gaetano, dated 27 June, 1298, laying down the terms of peace to be made between them. The chief points in order to a perpetual peace, and the observance of the recent truce, are, the marriages of the king of England to Margaret, sister of Philip, with a dower of 15,000 pounds of Tours, and of Isabella, Philip daughter, now under seven years, to prince Edward, now thirteen years of age, with a dower of 18,000 pounds of Tours; restitution of damage done before the present war, and the holding by Edward of the possessions in France assigned to him by the recent agreements, on terms to be fixed by the pope, so that no new right shall accure to either party; this arbitration was made in public consistory, in the presence of fifteen cardinals, five papal notaries, two members of the Orsini family, and others named. [Fœdera.]
Kal. Nov.
Rieti.
(f. 108d.)
Dispensation to Master John de Craucumbe, archdeacon of the East Riding, whose officials, in his absence, have received money procurations according to the old taxation and he himself has burdened those visited by him with excessive horse charges, contrary to the statutes of the general council, thereby incurring suspension; the archdeacon is absolved from this sentence, and dispensed on account of irregularity, and is not to be held to make restitution.
8 Kal. Dec.
Rieti.
(f. 121.)
Reservation, at the king's request, to his kingsman, Amedeus de Sabaudia, canon of Lincoln, of a benefice or dignity in the said church, notwithstanding that he has the deanery of Bridgenorth (Brugen), in the diocese of Coventry, and canonries and prebends of Lyons, Salisbury, and Dublin. The benefice which the pope had reserved to him on the promotion of Simon, bishop of Salisbury, Amedeus, being then under age. did not obtain.
Concurrent mandate to the provost of Bruges, in the diocese of Tournay, the dean of Hereford, and Master Geoffrey de Veçano.

5 Boniface VIII.

1299.
Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 145.)
Mandate to Masters Geoffrey de Veçano, canon of Cambray, and John de Luco, canon of London, to cite, under pain of excommunication, deposition, and deprivation, the archbishop, the archdeacon, and the subdean of York, to appear in person, and the chapter by proctor, before the pope, within three months, to receive what they deserve for having opposed the pope's reservation to Francis, cardinal of St. Mary's in Cosmedin, of a dignity in the church of York, of which he is a canon, the chapter having on the voidance of the deanery given it to Master William de Chameltone, with the knowledge and consent of archbishop Henry, the said archdeacon, and Roger de Mar, subdean; if this citation cannot be made in York, or wherever the said persons are, it is to be made in London, or elsewhere, whence it can come to their notice, and it is to have the same force as if made in their presence.
2 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 154.)
Supplementary provision to Aldebrandus, canon of London, son of James Riccardi, of Rome, of the archdeaconry of Essex, void by the deprivation of Laurence de Fuxis de Berra, chaplain of cardinal Peter de Colonna, whose deprivation for heresy be shared; any defect by reason of his being styled archdeacon of London is overruled.
18 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 159d.)
Ordinance confirming the provision to Master Richard de Feringes, papal chaplain, of a canonry of Lincoln, void by the death at Basle, on his return from Rome, of Master Stephen de Thawell; Master Walter de Wicton, archdeacon of Huntingdon, asserting that the said canonry and prebend were given to him by bishop Oliver, on which appeal was made to the pope, and Master Rayner de Vichio was appointed to hear the causes when it was pleaded that the bishop's collation was made before the pope's provision; but no positive proof of this is forthcoming, and it being difficult to believe that intimation of Master Stephen's death could reach the bishop, sixteen days only having elapsed between his death and Walter's appointment, and as in England papal provisions are opposed by fictions and cavils, the pope orders Walter to give up the prebend he holds, unless he can, by witnesses, prove the point above alleged, reserving the question of fruits received by him, and threatening him with deprivation.
Ibid.
(f. 160d.)
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Lincoln, Winchester, and Cremona.
3 Id. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 163.)
Provision to Robert de Leycestria, at the request of Hugh cardinal of St. Laurence's in Lucina, whose chaplain he is, and of M. cardinal of St. Mary's in Porticu, of a canonry of Salisbury, with reservation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the church of St. Ronald, Shaftesbury, and has a suit about that of Motesfont, in the diocese of Winchester, provision of which has been made to him.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Winchester, the Cistercian abbot of Stanley, in the diocese of Salisbury, and the archdeacon of Canterbury.
11 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 164d.)
Indult at the king's request, to his chancellor, John de Langeton, subdeacon, to retain the treasurership of Wells, and the churches of Lodeswell, Burgh under Steynmor, Breydeshale, Horncastre, Wallepole, Burewell, and Racolvre, in the dioceses of Exeter, Carlisle, Coventry, Lincoln, Norwich, and Canterbury, which he obtained since the council of Lyons, without papal dispensation, and also canonries and prebends of Wells, Salisbury, Chichester, Lichfield, Lincoln, York, Dublin, and Lanchester, in the diocese of Durham, and also two other benefices, if canonically offered him; the amount of them all is not to exceed 1000l.
Ibid. Dispensation to the same in regard to any irregularity or censure he may have incurred by holding the above benetices without dispensation, and those of Hamepreston, Halughstowe, and Kingsley, in the dioceses of Salisbury, Rochester, and Lichfield, which he has resigned; a portion of fruits received is to be applied to the said churches.
Ibid.
(f. 165.)
To Edward I., informing him of what the pope has done, at his request, in favour of his chancellor, John de Langeton.
Ibid. To the same, allowing the chancellor to hold two additional benefices up to the value in all of 1000l.
2 Id. June.
Anagni.
(f. 176.)
To the same, on the demand made by his officials for the loan of a large sum of money from the firm of Spini, Florentine merchants, who are unable to find the money; the pope begs the king not to take it ill that the merchants cannot meet his demand, and not to let Roger Spini and his fellows suffer on that account at his hands or those of his officials.
Concurrent mandate to Walter, bishop of Coventry, the king's treasurer, to induce the king to listen favourably to the pope's request.
14 Kal. July.
Anagni.
(f. 178.)
Licence to John, prior of Ely, to contract a loan of 13,000 florins to meet his expenses at Rome on the translation of Ralph, bishop of Norwich, to Ely, and the prior's appointment to Norwich; in the name of this see the loan is to stand. [Marginal note.] Two letters were written, one for 12,000, the other for 1000 florins under the same date.
15 Kal. July.
Anagni.
(f. 178.)
The like to Richard, archbishop of Dublin, to contract a loan of 4000 florins. [Marginal note.] In like manner was written another letter for 1000 florins, dated Non. Aug.
[Theiner, 168.]
16 Kal. June.
Anagni.
(f. 178d.)
The like to the same, to contract a loan to meet expenses incurred at Rome.
8 Kal. Sept.
Orvieto.
an. 3.
(f. 178d.)
Ratification to Master William de Sancto Botulpho, archdeacon of Durham, of the dispensation granted to him by Nicholas IV. to hold the churches successively obtained by him of Northcolingam, Westorseley, and Houcton, in the dioceses of Durham, York, and Winchester, on the ground of his being engaged in the king's service, when in fact he was not. He was not ordained priest within a year, and he afterwards. obtained the archdeaconry of Durham without dispensation. The pope supplies all defects, and dispenses him in regard to the archdeaconry.
2 Kal. July.
Anagni.
(f. 188.)
Appointment of David, a canon, to be bishop of Moray. On the death of Archebald, thirteen canons voted for David, four for the dean, one for archdeacon John, and three for chancellor Henry. The dean, by consent of the chapter, then chose David, and the chapter sent James and Roger, canons, to ask the pope's confirmation; the election being found defective, he resigned it in the pope's presence. M. bishop of Porto is ordered to consecrate him.
Ibid.
(f. 188d.)
Concurrent letters to the chapter of Moray, to the clergy of the diocese, and to the guardians of the realm of Scotland.
[Theiner, 166–7.]
Non. June.
Anagni.
(f. 191.)
Translation of Ralph, bishop of Norwich, to Ely. That see being void by the death of William, the prior and convent proceeded to elect, when the prior and John de Langeton, the king's clerk and chancellor, were both elected, but after appeals to the pope they resigned.
Ibid.
(f. 191d.)
Concurrent letters to the clergy, and to the people of the diocese, to vassals of the church, to the archbishop of Canterbury, and to the king.
Kal. July.
Anagni.
(f. 195d.)
Appointment of Richard [de Feringes], to be archbishop of Dublin. That see being void by the death of William, the canons of Holy Trinity and St. Patrick's elected both Adam de Balsaham, prior of Holy Trinity, and Thomas de Chedelwerth, dean of St. Patrick's, who resigned their right, and together with other canons present in the Roman court, with the pope's permission, nominated Richard, then archdeacon of Canterbury, whom M., bishop of Porto, is ordered to consecrate.
Concurrent letters to the chapters of Holy Trinity and St. Patrick's, to the clergy, and to the people of the diocese, to vassals of the see, to the suffragans, and to the king.
[Theiner, 167.]
Ibid.
(f. 196.)
The pallium is given to the same by cardinals M. of St. Mary's in Porticu, Neapoleo of St. Adrian's, Peter of New St. Mary's and Richard of St. Eustace's. [Theiner, 168.]
3 Kal. July.
Anagni.
(f. 197.)
Provision at the king's request, to his chancellor, Master [John] de Langeton, subdeacon, of the archdeaconry of Canterbury, void by the promotion of Richard, archbishop of Dublin, notwithstanding that he is treasurer of Wells, and has canonries and prebends of Salisbury, Chichester, Lichfield, Dublin, and Lanchester [co. Durham], and the churches of Lodeswell, Burgh under Steinmor, Breydesale, Hooncasten, Wallepole, Burdewell, and Racolvre.
Ibid. Concurrent mandate to the abbots of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, and of St. Vedast (sic), Westminster, and the archdeacon of Dreux, in the diocese of Chartres.
5 Id. July.
Anagni.
(f. 200.)
Mandate to the bishop of Meath and the dean of Dublin to pay over, within three months, to the Florentine firm of Spini, or their agents, what they have collected of the tenth in the provinces of Armagh, Dublin, Cashel, and Tuam, granted to the king for six years by Nicholas IV. and to collect the rest and assign it to Rome; vouchers are to be sent to the pope.
[Theiner, 168.]
6 Id. Aug.
Anagni.
(f. 200d.)
Mandate to the prior of St. James's, Florence, Thomas archdeacon of Arras, and Master John de Luco, canon of London, to see that the sum of 12,000 florins, borrowed by John prior of Ely to meet his expenses at the papal see on his appointment to the bishopric of Norwich, void by the translation of Ralph to Ely, is paid to the Florentine firm of Spini, negotiators of the loan.
Id. July.
Anagni.
(f. 201.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to appoint John, prior of Ely, to the see of Norwich, void by the translation of Ralph to Ely, on its voidance by the death of William, when two elections having been made, one of prior John, the other of John, the king's chancellor, the provision was reserved to the pope and any action taken to the contrary was annulled.
1 Id. Aug.
(f. 201d.)
Concurrent letter to the king, requesting him to restore the temporalities of the said see.
4 Non. July.
Anagni.
(f. 208d.)
Mandate to the abbots of St. Edmunds, Waltham, and Westminster to cite the archbishop of Canterbury to appear before the pope within three months, either in person or by proctor, with all documents in the cause between him and the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, and to compel the archbishop to desist from doing anything to the prejudice of the said abbot and convent, who have appealed to the pope.
15 Kal. Sept.
Anagni.
(f. 211d.)
Indult to Lambert, son of Nigel Cambii of Florence, canon of Southwell, to hold a prebend of the same, although nonresident, for five years.
Concurrent mandate to John de Luco, canon of London, and two others named.
6 Id. Sept.
Trevi.
(f. 218.)
Request to the bishop of Winchester not to demand from the Florentine firm of Spini a sum of 2000 marks deposited with them by his proctors in his name, which king Edward took from them.
Id. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 220d.)
Indult at the request of his brother John, papal chaplain, canon of York, to Roger de Drokeneford, to hold one benefice besides the rectory of Ferschewatere, in the diocese of Winchester, which he has by dispensation of bishop John, notwithstanding that he is not a priest, and is over eighteen and under twenty-five years of age.
4 Kal. July.
Anagni.
(f. 242d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to present the following letter to the king.
5 Kal. July.
Anagni.
(f. 242d.)
To Edward I. requesting and exhorting him to free Robert and Mark, bishops of Glasgow and Sodor, and other clergy whom he has imprisoned, and to recall his officials from Scotland, since that realm belongs to the Roman church, and, as the pope has heard, is not a fief of the king of England, for when Henry III. sought help from his son-in-law, Alexander, king of Scotland, against Simon de Montfort, letters patent were granted by Henry, showing that such help was given only by favour; at Edward's coronation he requested Alexander's presence, not as a due, but as a favour; and when Alexander did fealty for the lands of Tyndal and Peynere in England, he declared aloud before all that he did so only for those lands in England, and not as king of Scotland, nor for his realm. On Alexander's death, leaving his daughter Margaret his heiress, the custody of Scotland did not come to Edward as lord of the realm, but certain peers were chosen for its custody; and when a papal dispensation was obtained for the marriage of prince Edward and the said Margaret, the king by writing assured the Scotch peers, before they would consent to the marriage, that Scotland should be for ever free, and subject to no one; and on Margaret's death, when the succession to that crown was disputed, the said nobles would not come to the king until he gave them letters patent stating that this was done as a favour, and not as a due; these and other points are urged as showing that Scotland is not a fief of England, and that the king has no right to occupy castles, destroy monasteries, and injure clerks and laymen of that realm. If he asserts that he has any right in any part of Scotland, the pope desires the king to send proctors to Rome in six months, with all necessary documents, when he will decide the question, annulling mean while whatever is attempted on either side. [Fœdera.]

6 Boniface VIII.

1300.
Non. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 273.)
Faculty to the bishop of Winchester and to Master Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon of London, to collect whatever remains due of the Holy Land tenth in England ordered by Gregory X. and whatever has been placed in deposit.
Ibid.
(f. 273d.)
Mandate to the same to pay over what they receive to the firm of Mozi, Florentine merchants, taking vouchers in duplicate, one of which is to be sent to the pope.
15 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 277.)
Provision to Master Reginald de Sancto Albano, at the request of M. bishop of Porto and P. cardinal of St. Eustace's, whose chaplain he is, of the rectory of Stokesle, in the diocese of York, void by the privation of Rayner Giberti of Florence, notwithstanding that he has the churches of Chelchuthe and Ripton, in the dioceses of London and Lincoln, a canonry and prebend of Southwell, and a portion in Riton, in the diocese of York.
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of St. Mary's, York, and of Waltham, and Master Robert de Pikering, canon of York.
4 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 278.)
Exemption of the abbot and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, from the jurisdiction of the archbishop, according to papal privileges, which have been infringed by compositions made between the late archbishop Richard and abbot Roger, and between archdeacon Simon de Langedon, with consent of archbishop St. Edmund and abbot Robert; all their possessions are secured to them, and they are placed immediately under the apostolic see, any compositions, ordinances, or constitutions to the contrary notwithstanding, or that they are in litigation with archbishop Robert about the churches of Leanham, Plumstede, Tenderdenne, Sellynge, Preston, Litheburne, St. Paul's, Canterbury, the hospital of St. Laurence and the chantry for the soul of Master Hamo Doge, or any other churches; one mark by way of cess is to be paid yearly to the pope and his successors at Easter in token of the above exemption.
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of Westminster, Waltham, and St. Edmunds.
7 Id. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 281.)
Appointment of Thomas, archbishop of York, that see being void by the death of Henry; the election made by the chapter and declared by the sciutators, canons John de Metingham, John de Cadomo, and Robert de Pikering, being presented to the pope for confirmation, the said canon Thomas resigned, on which the pope appoints him and consecrates him, ordering the pallium to be given him by four cardinals.
Ibid.
(f. 281d.)
Concurrent letters to the chapter of York, to the clergy and to the people of the diocese, to vassals of the see, to the suffragans, and to the king.
Non. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 282.)
Faculty to Thomas, archbishop of York, to contract a loan of 2500 marks to meet his expenses at Rome; any attempt that may be made to obtain usury is annulled.
The like to the same for a further sum of 2500 marks.
15 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 285.)
Provision to Master William de Amelton of the deanery of York, void by the resignation of Francis, cardinal of St. Mary's in Cosmedin, to whom it was reserved by the pope; but the chapter, disregarding this, elected William, then archdeacon, archbishop Henry consenting and confirming the election; on the parties being cited, the pope, to avoid litigation, suggested that the cardinal should resign, and should receive the next void dignity of York, on which the pope appoints William, with dispensation to the same to retain other benefices.
Ibid.
(f. 285d.)
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of Westminster and St. Mary's, York, and Master Tittius, papal chaplain.
5 Id. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 285d.)
Faculty to Roger de Mar, succentor of York, and Reginald de Sancto Albano, canon of Southwell, proctors of the chapter of York, together with Hugh Sanson, rector of Birchin, in the said diocese, to contract a loan of 560 marks to meet their expenses at Rome.
12 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 285d.)
Mandate to the abbot of Waltham, and Masters Tittius, papal chaplain, and Peter de Eugubio, clerk of the papal camera, precentor of Terouanne, to see that the sum borrowed by the above Roger, Reginald, and Hugh Sanson, rector of Birchin, for the chapter of York, is repaid to the firm of Spini, Florentine merchants.
14 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 286.)
The like to the same concerning the sum of 5000 marks borrowed by archbishop Thomas of York from the same firm.
5 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 288d.)
Dispensation to Master Anthony de Bradeneye, who, before the council of Lyons, held the church of Baudrippe, and after it those of Dycheszete (Ditcheat) and Thacham [co. Berks], in the dioceses of Bath and Salisbury, on resigning Baudrippe, to hold the others together with a canonry and prebend of Wells.
15 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 290.)
Faculty to Thomas, archbishop of York, to give any six benefices of his diocese to as many fit persons.
Ibid.
(f. 290d.)
Faculty to the same to confer the office of notary public on six persons.
Ibid. Faculty to the same to give benefices, collation to which has lapsed to the pope, to fit persons, one to each, and to induct and defend them in possession of the same.
Ibid. Indult to the same to grant dispensation to three clerks of his diocese to hold one additional benefice apiece with cure of souls.
15 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 291.)
Indult at the request of Richard, archbishop of Dublin, to his nephew, Master William de Irton, canon of Chichester, already dispensed by O. Bishop of Porto when cardinal legate, on account of illegitimacy, so as to be ordained and hold a benefice, to hold also any cathedral dignity short of the episcopal.
7 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 291.)
Grant to the master and brethren of the Knights Templars of the churches of Romayns and Marnham, in the dioceses of Reims and York, of their patronage, to take effect on the death or resignation of the rectors, perpetual vicars being appointed.
15 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 294.)
Licence to Richard, archbishop of Dublin, to reconcile by deputy churches and cemeteries.
Ibid. Faculty to the same to confer the office of notary public on two persons.
Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 295.)
Mandate to the abbot of Waltham and the dean of London, as successors to John, bishop of Winchester, and Geoffrey, bishop of Parma, to pay over to the firm of Spini, Florentine merchants, whatever they or their deputies have received of the Holy Land tenth, legacies, and obventions granted to the king for six years by Nicholas IV. taking duplicate vouchers, and sending a full account to the pope.
Ibid. The like to the same, touching the said tenth in Scotland, formerly ordered to be collected by the bishops of Carlisle and Caithness.
17 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 295d.)
Mandate to the same, appointing them to succeed the bishops of Carlisle and Caithness in collecting the Holy Land tenth in Scotland, and giving them full powers in the execution of that office.
1300.
Ibid.
(f. 296.)
The like to the same, as successors to John, bishop of Winchester, the late bishop of Lincoln, and Geoffrey de Veçano, bishop of Parma, with the like faculty.
4 Id. May.
Anagni.
(f. 303.)
Dispensation, at the request of Leonard, bishop of Albano, to his chaplain Master Robert de Vanna, canon of the chapel royal of Wimburn Minster, who successively obtained the churches of Kirkebithor, in the diocese of Carlisle, and Swaneton, in that of Lincoln, and held them for five years without papal dispensation, to retain the same.
5 Non. July.
Auagni.
(f. 315d.)
Mandate to the abbot of Waltham and the dean of London, as successors to the bishops of Winchester and Parma, to pay over whatever has come to their hands of the Holy Land tenth to the firms of Spini, of Florence, and Clarentes, of Pistoia, in equal parts, taking duplicate vouchers and sending a full account to the pope.
Ibid. The like to the same, as successors to the bishops of Carlisle and Caithness, touching the Holy Land tenth collected in Scotland.
6 Non. July.
Anagni.
(f. 320d.)
Dispensation, at the request of Francis, cardinal of St. Mary's in Cosmedin, to his chaplain, Master Richard de Plumstock, subdeacon, who, after the council of Lyons, successively obtained the churches of Exminster and Uffculme, without being ordained priest or getting a papal dispensation, to retain the same together with canonries and prebends of Lincoln and Wells.
Concurrent mandate to the Benedictine abbot of Cernel, in the diocese of Salisbury, the treasurer of Wells, and Master William de Brescia, canon of Lincoln.
7 Kal. July.
Anagni.
(f. 321.)
Dispensation at the king's request, to his almoner, Henry de Bluntesdone, to retain the archdeaconry of Dorset, to which the church of Gyssych (Gussage) is annexed, and those of Gritelintone, Wottone Basset, Hanyngdone, Ruenhale, and Middeltone, in the dioceses of Salisbury, London, and York, which he obtained without papal dispensation since the council of Lyons, together with canonries and prebends of Salisbury, Wells, Chichester, and St. Paul's, London.
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of Westminster and St. Augustine's and the archdeacon of Canterbury.
Id. Sept.
Anagni.
(f. 324.)
Dispensation, at the king's request, to John de Ferrers, son of the late Robert, earl of Derby, and Hawisia, daughter of the late Robert de Mucegros, knight, to remain in the marriage which they have contracted, declaring their past and future offspring legitimate, notwithstanding that Hawisia was espoused to the late William de Mortuomari, who was related to the said John in the third degree of kindred, the marriage not being consummated.
Non. July.
Anagni.
(f. 327.)
Dispensation at the request of queen Eleanor, to her nephew, Master James called ‘de Yspania,’ already dispensed by Honorius IV. so as to hold the churches of Rouburi and Ringwode, in the dioceses of Durham and Winchester, which dispensation has been lost, to retain the same, together with the deanery of Pontefract Castle and canonries and prebends of London, Salisbury, Lichfield, Wells, Lincoln, Dublin, and Chester, in the diocese of Durham, granting them anew to him.
12 Kal. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 333.)
Prorogation of the truce made between Philip IV. and Edward I. from the next feast of Epiphany to the second feast of the same, with order that all negotiations and arbitrations which the pope, as a private person, and Benedict Gaetano, as arbitrator, are carrying on, shall hold good and be proceeded with.
3 Non. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 338.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of Lincoln to compel Anthony, bishop of Durham, to restore to liberty Richard, Benedictine prior of the same, so that he may in person prosecute his rights and those of the chapter before the pope; and to cite the said bishop and Henry de Luceby, a pseudo-monk, to appear in person before the pope within three months. The bishop coming with a crowd of laymen, secular and religious, of another order, insisted on being admitted to make his visitation in presence of those who accompanied him. The prior and chapter were ready to admit the bishop, but not the crowd with him; on which the bishop excommunicated the prior, Thomas the subprior, Richard third prior, and other monks holding offices, who appealed to the pope. Thereupon the bishop cited them, and on the following day Master Robert. dean of Aukeland, and Master John de Lascy, clerk, fulminated sentences of deprivation against the said prior and monks, from which they again appealed to the pope, and also to the archbishop of York; but the bishop of Durham sequestrated the goods of the prior and chapter, putting in keepers of the same, and not permitting the prior and monks to leave their dwellings or to have victuals brought to them, cutting their lead waterpipes, and breaking up their mill-dams, seizing the prior's servants, and forcing them to leave his service. The official of York revoked all proceedings taken against the prior and chapter pending their appeals to the pope; but the bishop of Durham forbade his subjects to receive letters from the archbishop of York or his court, and treated his orders with contempt, and, going from bad to worse, induced some monks of Durham, enemies of the prior, to elect Henry de Luceby in his place, by whose assistance the bishop, with a crowd of armed men, broke into the cloister and forced the monks to remain in the church, to which they had fled for refuge, without meat or drink for three days. The archbishop repeatedly ordered the bishop to desist pending the appeals, and finally excommunicated him and the said Henry; on which the bishop imprisoned the prior, John de Castro Bernardi, and Hugh Manhanth, monks, and caused others of the chapter to suffer hunger, thirst, and other ills until they were forced to pay obedience to the intruded [prior] Henry; and then the bishop, coming to visit the chapter, tried to induce them to admit him with four of his clerks, and to renounce their appeals; but they renewed them, suffering much at the hands of the bishop and of Henry, who had got hold of the capitular seal. The pope therefore issues the above mandate.
4 Id. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 348.)
Dispensation, at the king's request, to his clerk Ralph de Manton, subdeacon, who, after the council of Lyons, obtained successively the churches of Plumstede and Offorde, in the dioceses of Norwich and Lincoln, and then the precentorship of Dublin, to retain the same.
Concurrent mandate to the archdeacons of Canterbury and Winchester, and John de Drocnefort.
4 Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 356d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Lincoln and his official, on the information of Peter de Sancto Mario, rector of Herde, in the diocese of Canterbury, to seize Walter de Maydestanes, pretending rector of Nayleston, in the diocese of Lincoln, who, in the diocese of Canterbury, forged letters in the bishop of Lincoln's name, for which the archbishop deprived him; and though he was taken by the king and imprisoned for two years, he was let out, and presumes to detain Nayleston; he is to be sent in custody to the pope, the secular arm being called in if necessary.
4 Non. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 357.)
Mandate to Masters John de Luco and Bartholomew de Ferentino, canons of London, to summon to their presence the bishop of Meath, and Master Thomas, dean of Dublin, collectors, and get from them an account of the money of the Holy Land tenth in Ireland, granted by Nicholas IV. to the king for six years, and to produce the balance that had not been paid over, as ordered, to the Florentine firm of Spini; if they disobey they are to be cited before the pope.
15 Kal. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 360d.)
Appointment of Andrew, a Friar Preacher, to be bishop of Argyle. That see being void by the death of Laurence, and the election of Andrew, made by the dean and chapter, having been presented to the pope for confirmation, Andrew resigned his right; on which the pope appoints him, and orders Theodore, bishop of Palestrina (Civitatis Papalis), to consecrate him.
Ibid.
(f. 361.)
Concurrent letters to the clergy and to the people of the diocese, and to the bishops of St. Andrews and John, son of John Comin, and Ingram de Umfreville, guardians of the realm of Scotland. [Theiner, 169.]
4 Kal. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 362.)
Licence to the abbot of Waltham and the archdeacons of Narbonne and Arras, on behalf of Master Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon of London, proctor of the bishop of Ely, to contract a loan of 1500 marks in the name of the said bishop to meet his expenses at Rome, to be repaid to the Florentine firm of Spini.
10 Kal. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 362.)
The like to the same, for the said bishop, touching a loan of 200l.
16 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 369.)
Mandate to Master Bartholomew de Sancto Laurentio, archdeacon of Exeter, and to Bartholomew de Ferentino and John de Luco, canons of London, on petition of Peter, son of the late Adenulph de Comite, knight, Roman citizen, stating that he obtained from Nicholas IV. a canonry and prebend of Lichfield, of the fruits of which he has been despoiled by Thomas de Alppeberi, canon of the same, William, perpetual vicar of Bercheswyc, and John de Borch, rector of St. Mary's, Colton, in the city and diocese of Lichfield. If this is so, Thomas, William and John are to be warned to give up the fruits of the said benefice within a given time; if they do not, they are to be cited before the pope.
18 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 369.)
Grant to Theobald de Barro, kinsman of H. count of Bar le Duc, of the rectory of Pagnaham, in the diocese of Chichester, given to him by the king during the voidance of the see of Canterbury, Theobald being then a subdeacon, and provision having been afterwards made to him of the same by the pope, with licence to hold other benefices and dignities for five years without being ordained priest; but on this provision being presented to the archbishop, it was pointed out that in the king's letters it was stated that Pagnaham was in the diocese of Canterbury, and that there was a suit pending about the church, Master Ralph de Malinges having been put into it before the said letters were presented to the archbishop. The pope renews the grant of Pagnaham, supplying any error or defect in the original, notwithstanding that Theobald was not duly ordained and was non-resident, and that he has by papal dispensation obtained the treasurership, and a canonry and prebend of York.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of St. Michael's, in the diocese of Verdun. and two others named, to induct and defend the said Theobald in possession of Pagnaham, removing Master Ralph or any other detainer of the same.

Footnotes

  • 1. The portions in brackets are given from the edition of the Register of Boniface VIII. published by the French School of Rome, and are not in the Register at the page indicated.