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Regesta 50: 1301-1303

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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. L.

7 Boniface VIII.

1301.
4 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 1.)
Grant to John, bishop of Winchester, in consideration of the labours and expenses in collecting the Holy Land tenth in the provinces of Canterbury and York, granted to the king for six years, of a sum of 1340 marks out of the sum collected. He and the bishop of Lincoln having been engaged in this work for three years, and being unable on account of disturbances to go on with it, the abbot of Waltham and the dean of London have been put in their places, to whom the balance of what they have collected is to be paid.
Concurrent mandate to the said abbot and dean.
Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 11.)
Dispensation, at the request of John de Sancto Johanne, knight, to his clerk, Master Peter de Sancto Mario, rector of Erde, in the diocese of Rochester, to hold an additional benefice.
6 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 11.)
Dispensation to Gilbert Dayvile, at the request of his uncle, John bishop of Porto, and of Gentile, cardinal of St. Martin's in Montibus, whose chaplain he is, to hold the church of Navesby in addition to the treasurership of Lincoln.
4 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 12d.)
Grant to Hugh de Welewile, who has been in the service of B. bishop of Albano, in France and England, by whom he was dispensed on account of illegitimacy so as to be ordained and hold a benefice, residence being obligatory, and who then obtained from John, bishop of Winchester, the rectory of Hinsele, of his patronage, on which he, being in the service of the said bishop, did not reside, to enjoy the fruits of the same, with dispensation for non-residence.
Ibid. Faculty to John, bishop of Winchester, to grant the office of notary public to two fit persons.
4 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 14.)
Indult to Henry, earl of Lincoln, to choose his confessor, who shall give him absolution in all cases not reserved to the apostolic see.
Ibid. Indult to the same to have divine offices celebrated privately in his chapel in places under interdict.
Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 17d.)
Indult to Edward I. that his clerks and lay persons of his household may confess to his chaplain, who shall give absolution (as above).
Ibid.
(f. 18.)
The like to prince Edward.
Ibid. The like to queen Margaret.
Ibid. Indult to the king to choose his confessor.
Ibid. The like to prince Edward.
Ibid. The like to queen Margaret.
Ibid. Indult to the same to have divine offices said privately in her chapel in places under interdict.
Ibid. Indult to the same that when she hears mass, as above, her chaplain may receive her oblations and those of her household without prejudice to the right of any other person.
Ibid. Indult to the same to have a portable altar.
Ibid. Indult to the same that four of her clerks may hold benefices for five years while engaged in her service without being obliged to reside on them.
8 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 18d.)
Provision to Amedeus, son of John de Sancto Johanne, of the provostship of Wingham, in the diocese of Canterbury, void by the death of Peter de Guildeford, at Rieti, when the pope was there. The benefice was first given to Thomas de Paliano, papal clerk, who, before obtaining possession, resigned it, on which the pope gave it to Amedeus, and ordered the abbots of Westminster and Waltham, and the archdeacon of Dreux, in the diocese of Chartres, to induct him. The abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, acting for the archdeacon, was refused access to the church, and gave possession of it to Thomas de Cumbe, Amedeus's proctor, by the ring of the door, as best he could, denouncing James de Gobeham as wrongfully holding the benefice on the collation of R. archbishop of Canterbury, ordering his removal, and warning James's proctors, who stood by, and the canons and parishioners of Wingham and others, who held of the said provostship, to renounce James and his proctors, and put Amedeus’ proctor in possession within a given time under pain of excommunication. This warning being repeated, and the canons, clerks, and parishioners being on the abbot's return still disobedient, they were excommunicated. James opposed the pope's provision on the ground that Amedeus was not in orders nor of age, and that the provostship was void, not by the death of Peter, but by his having been deprived of it by the archbishop, on which the abbot appealed to the pope, as did the archbishop on being required and warned to admit Amedeus’ proctor. The pope therefore dispenses Amedeus as being seventeen years old and in minor orders only, and as having a prebend of York.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Teano, the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, and Master Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon of London.
15 Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 19d.)
Collation, at the king's request, to his clerk, Thomas de Cantebriggia, subdeacon, of Barneton, in the diocese of Ely, and Jakelee, in that of Lincoln, which he has held in addition to those of Lifton, in the diocese of Exeter, and Gretewix, in that of Coventry, without papal dispensation; remitting to him the fruits of these, and granting him a dispensation to hold them as well as a canonry and prebend of Holy Trinity, Wherewell, in the diocese of Winchester; the cure of souls is not to be neglected, and he is to be ordained deacon and priest within a year.
Concurrent mandate to the archdeacon of Canterbury and John de Drokenesford and Master Philip de Barton, canons of London. [See Vol. LIV., f. 2.]
10 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 21.)
Mandate to the archdeacon of Richmond, and Masters John de Ebroyco, and Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon of London, to warn Master Thomas, canon of Exeter, and others who detain the church of Titbury, void by the death of Richard de Ceccano, at Ceccano, near Anagni, where the Roman court then was, to give up the same in fifteen days to Master Guitto Ranutii of Orvieto, to whom the pope had given it, and to make satisfaction for fruits received.
4 Non. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 21d.)
Provision, at the request of Odo de Grandison, knight, to his nephew Theobald, of a canonry of Lincoln, with reservation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of Geneva and Wells, and the church of Eckington, in the diocese of Chichester, to hold which the pope gives him a dispensation.
Concurrent mandate to the priors of Wanlock (Wenlock) and Bermondsey, and Master Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon of London.
Ibid. The like to Odo de Grandison, nephew of Odo, of a canonry and prebend of York, notwithstanding that he has canonries and prebends of Lausanne and Autun, and the churches of Manicestre, Wilquinton, and Picala (or Pickhill), in the dioceses of Chichester and York, the last two of which he is to resign.
Concurrent mandate as above.
5 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 22d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Tusculum and London, and the abbot of St. Edmunds, not to permit Master John de Sancto Claro, canon of London, skilled in the law, advocate, and chaplain of Gentilc, cardinal of St. Martin's in Montibus, to be molested by the archbishop of Canterbury or his officials in his mission regarding places and persons in England immediately subject to the apostolic see, and especially St. Augustine's, Canterbury. The archbishop having publicly shown himself hostile to him, and on his asking leave to go to Rome, having told him he would deal with him so that the whole realm should speak of it, Master John applied to the pope for protection.
Non. April.
Lateran.
(f. 22d.)
Mandate to the prior of Holy Trinity, York, the precentor of St. Lifard's, Mehun, in the diocese of Orleans, and the official of Amiens, to make inquiry into the cause relating to the Cluniac priory of Thetford, in the diocese of Norwich, which is subject to the abbot and convent of Cluny, in the diocese of Macon, by whom the prior is appointed. The convent of Thetford, wishing to withdraw themselves from the jurisdiction of the said abbot, elected as prior Reginald de Montargi, a monk of the same, and had his election confirmed by the bishop of Norwich; Reginald resisted the abbot of Cluny, and imprisoned and ill-treated certain monks sent by him to publish the process against the prior and convent of Thetford, who, relying on the power of the said bishop, and of John Bigot, clerk, and [R]oger his brother, earl Marshal, patron of Thetford, defended and maintained their position. The abbot and convent of Cluny then petitioned the pope, who orders, if the above statement is found to be true, what has been done by the bishop to be revoked, the intended prior to be deprived, the imprisoned monks released, and John Bigot and the earl Marshal warned to desist from their interference. If this order is disobeyed all the parties are to be cited before the pope.
8 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 23d.)
Mandate to William de Carleton, canon of Wells, and John de Luco and Bartholomew de Ferentino, canons of London, on petition of Master William de Brescia, physician, to warn and induce the dean, subdean, and chapter of Lincoln, to pay to him the fruits, rents, and profits received from the prebend, provision of which was made to him by the pope on its voidance by the consecration of R. archbishop of Dublin, William de Carleton being appointed as executor. The dean and chapter refused, on presentation of the letters by Master Peter de Salodo, William's proctor, to admit him, beating and driving him out of the church. Thereupon the abbot of Barlinges, acting for William de Carleton, and William Barowellis, Master Peter's substitute, went to the cathedral, but were met with a refusal by the subdean and dean and chapter, who thereby incurred sentence of excommunication, and although they finally admitted Master William's proctor, they refused to pay over the fruits of the prebend. Satisfaction is to be made to William de Brescia, and if the dean and chapter are still contumacious they are to be cited to appear before the pope.
Id. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 24d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of York and to Master Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon of London, to cause the rector of Fisela, in the diocese of York, to pay to the Carthusian prior and convent of Trisulti, in the diocese of Alatri, a yearly sum of 10 marks granted them by the pope for sixty years, which for a time was paid, but has for many years been withheld. Satisfaction is to be made, and if the rector is contumacious, the rents and profits of his church are to be seized until the prior and convent have their due.
10 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 24d.)
The like to the bishop of Lincoln and Master Bartholomew de Ferentino, in regard to a yearly payment of 10 marks to be made to the said prior and convent from the rents and profits of the church of Bliburg in Linden, in the diocese of Lincoln.
6 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 27.)
Provision, at the request of Luke, cardinal of St. Mary's in Via Lata, to his nephew, Thomas de Sabaudia, of a canonry of Salisbury, with reservation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the treasurership of St. Hilary's, Poitiers, and canonries and prebends of Paris, Amiens, Liége, and Ripon, dispensing him also so that he can hold the above benefices, being under age and not ordained.
Concurrent mandate to the archdeacons of Hereford and Richmond, and Thedisius de Camilla, canon of Amiens.
8 Id. June.
Anagni.
(f. 35d.)
Provision to John, son of Octavian de Brunforte, of the pope's household, canon of Lichfield, of the canonry and prebend of Lichfield, and archdeaconry of Stafford, void by the death of Master Rayner de Vichio, papal chaplain, with dispensation to him as being about twelve years old, and having only the first tonsure; he is to receive other orders at the proper age.
11 Kal. June.
Anagni.
(f. 49d.)
Licence to Master Rayner de Vichio, canon of Lichfield, to make a will.
4 Kal. Oct.
Lateran.
(f.72.)
Indult to Aldebrandinus, son of the late James Riccardi Petri Anibaldi, of the Anibaldi of Rome, in consideration of his grandfather, Riccardi, son of the late Peter Anibaldi, to visit his archdeaconry of Essex by deputy for three years, and receive procurations.
Concurrent mandate to Master Benedict de Aquino, papal notary, archdeacon of Beauvais, and Bartholomew de Sancto Laurentio, archdeacon of Exeter.
Id. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 78d.)
Appointment of Nicholas, abbot of Aberbrothoc to the see of Dunblane, void by the death of Alpin. Divers elections were made, and among them that of Nicholas, who came to Rome on the business, while the others elected did not, and he having resigned, the pope appoints him, and orders him to be consecrated by Theodoric, bishop of Palestrina (Civitatis Papalis.)
Concurrent letters to the dean and chapter of Dunblane.
[Theiner, 169.]
6 Kal. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 85d.)
Indult to Francis, cardinal of St. Mary's in Cosmedin, to visit his archdeaconry of Richmond by deputy and receive procurations.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Anagni, the abbot of St. Augustine's Canterbury, and the archdeacon of Exeter.
Ibid. Mandate to the same, to protect the said cardinal and his proctors against those who molest him, touching the rents and profits of his archdeaconry and prebend.
Ibid. Mandate to the same, to protect Francis, canon of York, son of Peter Gaetani, the pope's nephew, against those who molest him touching his prebends, chapels, and benefices in England.
6 Kal. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 88.)
Appropriation to the Augustinian prior and convent of St. Mary's, Bridelyngton of the church of Gousyl (Goxhill), in Lindesay, in the diocese of Lincoln, of their patronage, granted to them by Clement III. and confirmed by Celestine III., with the consent of bishops Hugh and Robert, and the chapter of Lincoln, which they held for many years, until one of their priors fraudulently gave it to a kinsman, who was instituted by the bishops. The appropriation is to take effect on the death or resignation of the rector, and the church is to be served by hired chaplains and secular clerks.
Concurrent mandate to the priors of Durham and Tynemouth, and the precentor of Durham.
3 Kal. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 96d.)
Annulment of the appointment made by bishop Anthony of Henry de Luceby, a pseudo-monk of Durham, to the priory of that church, and restoration of prior Richard, permitting, however, the bishop to plead his cause. The prior and convent state that bishop Anthony, on his visitation, insisted on bringing a crowd of laymen and secular clerks into the enclosure, and on their opposing this, excommunicated them in spite of their appeals to the pope, and cited them to appear before him on the following day, when Robert, dean of Auckland, and Master John de Lascy, passed sentence of deprivation of the prior, from which he appealed to the metropolitan, whose official revoked what had been done pending the appeal to the pope. The bishop treated the archbishop's orders with contempt, and appointed Henry de Luceby prior, on which recourse was again had to the pope, who cited the bishop and Henry, and on prior Richard and Master Adam de Driffeld, the bishop's proctor, and Henry de Luceby appearing before the pope, they said that Henry's appointment was made by the bishop, it having lapsed to him, according to the decree of the Lateran council. It appeared, however, that Henry was appointed within six months of Richard's deprivation, supposing him to have been canonically deprived, so that the appointment could not have lapsed as stated.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of York and the bishops of Teano and Carlisle.
Non. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 97.)
Mandate to the bishop of Lincoln to admit and institute Robert de Donnebrugge, of the diocese of Lichfield, to the rectory of Letcheworthe, void by the deprivation of John de Ulseby, who shared the sentence of deposition and deprivation issued against cardinals James de Colonna and Peter his nephew, and all their abettors, clerks, and chaplains. The abbot and convent of St. Alban's, patrons of the church, presented Robert to the late bishop, who refused to institute him as being uncertain whether the collation did not belong for that turn to the pope, and as Robert was unable to prove John's complicity above stated, on which Robert petitioned the pope.
Ibid. Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury, the archdeacon of Oxford, and Master William de Brixia, papal physician, to carry out the above mandate if the bishop of Lincoln refuses to do so.
4 Non. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 104d.)
Mandate to the bishop of Dunblane, Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon of London, and another named, to cause the convent of Aberbrothoc to pay to Master John, son of Andrew Giudice of Anagni, chaplain of Francis, cardinal of St. Mary's in Cosmedin, canon of Dunkeld, or his proctor, a certain number of marks due to him as fruits of his prebend, which the late abbot Henry, and the said convent received, and bound themselves to pay, but which has been unpaid for nine years; the bishop of Dunblane, coming to Rome to have his election confirmed, was summoned to pay what had been due for nine years, but on his saying that he had nothing of the goods of the convent, the judge John, the pope's chamberlain, stopped the case. The money is now to be paid within two months.
10 Kal. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 104d.)
Prorogation of the truce between Philip IV. and Edward I. from the Epiphany to the next ensuing feast of St. Andrew.
5 Kal. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 106.)
Dispensation at the request of Leonard, bishop of Albano, to his chaplain John de Merkenfeld, to hold the rectory of Algerkirk, in the diocese of Lincoln, as well as that of Eskerik, in the diocese of York, which he successively obtained and held for two years without papal dispensation, and being only in minor orders.

Curial Letters.

15 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 114d.)
Request and order to the king to pay the yearly cess of 1000 marks, now due for eleven years, to Master Bartholomew de Ferention, bearer of these letters.
Ibid. Faculty to Master Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon of London, to give a full receipt for the said cess due for eleven years last Michaelmas, on its being paid.
Ibid. Mandate to the same to receive and pay over the said cess to members of the firms of Spini and Mozzi of Florence and the Clarentes of Pistoia, dwelling in England.
Non. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 137d.)
Mandate to the same, in consequence of the collectors’ collusion or neglect, to stop the collection of Holy Land tenth in England, granted by Nicholas IV. for six years, and the Roman church tenth granted by himself [Boniface VIII.], for three years, until further instructions; the tenth already collected for one year, wherever deposited, is to be paid over to the members of the three firms who act as bankers for the pope, a written order being given to the collectors, and a full account sent to the pope.
Ibid. Mandate to the bishop and to Master B. de Ferentino, canon of London, in reply to letters of the canon, to proceed in the collection of the Roman church tenth granted for three years; the mistake in the former letter being corrected.

8 Boniface VIII.

16 Kal. March.
Lateran.
(f. 149d.)
Suspension of the bishop of Durham for contumacy in not obeying the pope's citation in the cause between him and the prior and chapter; his excuses sent by his proctor Henry de Luceby being pronounced frivolous. He is ordered to appear before the pope within six months. H. de Luceby and Adam de Driffield are ordered to leave the Roman court in two days, and travel, without stopping, to present this decree to the bishop.
3 Id. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 156.)
Mandate to the bishop and to Master B. de Ferentino, canon of London, collectors of the church tenth in England and Ireland for three years, to pay half of the same to the king in accordance with the grant made by the pope.
Ibid. Grant to the king of half the church tenth collected in England and Ireland for three years.
14 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 158d.)
Mandate to the dean of London, collector of the Holy Land tenth in England and Ireland, to pay 3000 marks to Odo de Grandison, who was put to heavy expenses and lost much in the sack of Acre; the execution of the order given to that effect to the bishop and Master Bartholomew de Ferentino having been hindered by the said dean and the abbot of Waltham, since deceased, collectors of the tenth, on the ground that their names were not expressed in the order; if this mandate is not obeyed the said bishop and Master B. have orders to compel its execution.
Concurrent mandate to the said bishop and Master B.
Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 159.)
Mandate to the bishop of Winchester and the archdeacon of Canterbury to warn the archbishop, dean, and chapter of York to induct within one month, and defend Thomas Picalottus of Paliano, papal clerk, in possession of the canonry of York and prebend of Weighton, void by the consecration of the late Archbishop Henry, provision and reservation of which had been made to him by the pope, the archbishop, William de Hamelton, and the dean and chapter being executors of the papal order. When Thomas’ proctor applied to be admitted, the said executors received him as canon, but refused the prebend on the ground that Amedeus de Sancto Johanne had obtained it by papal letters. After long litigation between Thomas and Amedeus, the latter resigned by his proctor, upon which the archbishop T[homas de Corbridge], Henry's successor, and the dean and chapter refused to admit Thomas, asserting that Amedeus’ resignation was defective. Amedeus then resigned personally, whereupon the pope issued a special mandate making provision to Thomas of the said prebend. Archbishop T. and the dean and chapter then sent an official with Thomas’ proctor to the town of Weighton with orders to assign the prebend, but William de Ros, pretending to be patron of the prebend presented to it a priest of his own, and caused Thomas's proctor to be beaten. Thomas then petitioned the pope, asserting that the said William would not have presumed to use such violence had the archbishop and dean and chapter opposed him, on which the pope, to correct the said violence and the culpable toleration of the archbishop, dean, and chapter, issues the above mandate. If it is not obeyed, the said persons are to be cited before the pope.
14 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 166.)
Dispensation at the request of Gentile, cardinal of St. Martin's in Montibus, and of queen Margaret, to her treasurer John de Godelee, rector of Holdesworthe, in the diocese of Exeter, to hold an additional benefice.
4 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 175.)
Mandate to the bishop and Master Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon of London, collectors of the church tenth for three years in England and Ireland, half of which the pope has granted to the king, to pay the other half to the Mozzi and Spini of Florence and to the Clarentes of Pistoia, in equal portions, to be kept and paid over as the pope shall order. [Theiner, 170.]
8 Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 179.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury, the prior provincial of the Friars Preachers, and the minister provincial of the Friars Minors in England to cause to be restored to John de Lovetot, knight, of the diocese of London, all that has been taken from him by Walter, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. The pope having found that, after the bishop was summoned to Rome, on the occasion of certain alleged excesses, he carried off some goods of the knight.
Ibid. Mandate to the same to hear witnesses and discover the truth of the charges brought against the above bishop Walter, John de Lovetot, knight, having declared that he is ready to prove them.
Id. April.
Lateran.
(f. 179.)
Confirmation to the warden, scholars, and brethren of the house of Merton, in Oxford, on their petition, of the grant made to them of the church of Ponteland, in the diocese of Durham. The bishop of Rochester, before his promotion, seeing that learning began to fail in England, and wishing to revive the study of theology and philosophy, built the said house, for the reception of poor scholars, assigning certain rents out of which each was to receive 12 sterlings (sterlingos) weekly; and when the late Peter de Montfort, patron of Ponteland, with the bishop's consent, gave the advowson to the said house, bishop R[obert, of Durham], wishing to increase the number of scholars, with consent of his chapter, appropriated the said church to the house, and in the place of a rector and two portionarics, by whom the church had been served, reserved a vicar's portion, to take effect on the death of the said rector and portionaries; but on the rector's death the bishop, eagerly desiring to obtain the 200 marks, which was the value of the church, appointed two of his household, who entered the church by force and drove out some of the scholars and brethren of the house whom they found there, depriving the house of the church, the rectory of which he gave to Adam de Dulfield (Driffield), and the portions to Philip de Wiluby and Charles de Bellomonte, clerks of York, Lincoln, and Le Mans, and on the death of Charles, to another clerk, who held the said rectory and benetices to the danger of their souls and the injury of the house. Adam, Philip, and the other clerk are ordered to resign, and provision is to be made to them by the bishop of other benefices.
3 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 182d.)
Commission and faculty to Master Philip de Everdon, Elias de Napton, and Thomas de Adderbury, canons of Lichfield, to administer the see of Coventry and Lichfield in spirituals and temporals, alienations being forbidden, bishop Walter, on being cited to Rome, having been suspended for contumacy.
Concurrent letters to the prior and convent of Coventry and the dean and chapter of Lichfield, to the clergy, and to the inhabitants of the cities and diocese.
Kal. June.
Anagni
(f. 191d.)
Confirmation of the election of Thomas, to the office of abbot of St. Edmunds, void by the death of John. The election made by Roger de Cheventon, chaplain, Peter de Loudon, almoner, Richard de Brun, sacristan, Thomas subprior, John de Everesdon, cellarer, Alan de Walsingham and Reginald de Dericham, monks, having been presented to the pope by William de Lucham and William de Harlawe, was afterwards examined by two cardinals, and benediction of the new abbot was given by the bishop of Albano.
Concurrent letters to the convent of St. Edmunds, to the vassals of the monastery, and to the king.
Kal. June.
Anagni.
(f. 192.)
Confirmation of the election of John, to the office of abbot of St. Albans, void by the death of John. The election made by Walter de Somerton, prior of Binham, John de Stakedern, prior of Belvore, and Peter de Maydenford, prior of Beaulieu, priories belonging to the said monastery, Robert de Norton, archdeacon, John Passavant, Gregory de Sancto Albano, John de Stoppell, and Richard de Hertford, monks, having been presented to the pope, was examined by three cardinals, and benediction was given to the new abbot by the bishop of Albano.
Concurrent letters to the convent of St. Albans, to the vassals of the monastery, and to the king.
(11 Kal. June.)
Anagni
(f. 193.)
Provision to Spinellus de Roda, papal chaplain, of the rectory of Melenges, in the diocese of York, void by the death of Gregory Giudice of Alatri, papal treasurer; with dispensation to him to hold some benefice or dignity in the gift of the chapter of Arezzo.
Concurrent mandate to the archdeacon of Cambray, the archpriest of Colle, in the diocese of Arezzo, and Master B. de Ferentino, canon of London.
6 Id. May.
Montefrenelli.
(f. 193d.)
Provision to Richard, son of Anibaldus Riccardi, of the Anibaldi of Rome, of the archdeaconry of Coventry, void by the death of Gregory Giudice of Alatri; with dispensation to him to hold also canonries and prebends of the Lateran, of Cambray, Lincoln, and Tournay, although he is under age and not in orders.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop and to B. de Ferentino canon of London and to the archdeacon of Arras.
8 Kal. June.
Anagni.
(f. 195d.)
Mandate to Robert de Replingham, chancellor of York, Roger Mortivas archdeacon of Leicester, and Gilbert de Segrave, canon of Lincoln, to induct and defend the warden, scholars, and brethren of the house of Merton in possession of the church of Ponteland, in the diocese of Durham, (as above f. 179), removing Adam from the rectory, and Philip and the other clerk from the portions, and causing the fruits, rents, and profits thereof to be paid to the said warden, scholars, and brethren, a vicar's portion being reserved.
14 Kal. July.
Anagni.
(f. 197.)
Licence to John, abbot of St. Albans, to contract a loan of 1250 marks to meet his expenses at Rome.
Ibid. The like to Thomas, abbot of St. Edmunds.
10 Kal. July.
Anagni.
(f. 198.)
Mandate to the bishop of London, the precentor of Terouanne, and Master B. de Ferentino, canon of London, to see that the above sum, borrowed by the abbot of St. Albans, is duly repaid to the firms of Spini, of Florence, and the Clarentes of Pistoia, who each lent half of it.
Ibid. The like to the provost of Pistoia and Master B. de Ferentino touching the sum borrowed by the abbot of St. Edmunds.
6 Non. July.
Anagni.
(f. 206d.)
Confirmation of the election of John, to the office of abbot of Holy Cross, Waltham, void by the death of Robert. The election made by prior John, canons Robert de Corimbra, William de Eppynge, Alberic de Grantesdene, Thomas de Ware, John Lery of Stanstude, and John de Sancto Albano, having been presented to the pope was examined by three cardinals. Benediction is to be given to the new abbot by T. bishop of Palestrina (Civitatis Papalis).
Concurrent letters to the prior and chapter of Holy Cross, to the vassals of the monastery, and to the king.
4 Id. Aug.
Anagni.
(f. 207d.)
Dispensation to Humphrey, earl of Hereford, and Elizabeth, daughter of king Edward, relict of John, earl of Holland, to intermarry, they being related in the third and fourth degrees of kindred.
Id. Aug.
Anagni.
(f. 207d.)
Monition and mandate to the bishops of Scotland to put an end to the discords between themselves and other inhabitants of that realm, and the king of England, which they are commonly held to have incited, and to remove the scandals consequent thereupon. [Theiner, 170.]
Ibid.
(f. 208.)
Monition and mandate to the bishop of Glasgow to desist from fomenting the discords between the king of England and the Scots, and to promote peace instead of being the cause of loss of life and property. [Theiner, 170.]
10 Kal. Aug.
Anagni.
(f. 208d.)
Decree touching the visitation by the bishop of the chapter of Durham. The dispute between bishop A. and the chapter having turned on the bishop's right to bring with him other religious and secular clerks and a notary, the chapter petitioned him to remove these, promising that they would then admit him. The bishop said he would bring only three or four clerks and the notary, whereupon the prior and chapter appealed to the pope, who decides that when the bishop makes his visitation he is to be accompanied by two or three clerks, one of whom at least is to be a religious of the same order as the chapter, and a clerical notary, and by no more.
3 Kal. Aug.
Anagni.
(f. 214.)
Dispensation, at the request of Anthony, bishop of Durham, to his clerk, Master William de Ocham, rector of Langeton, in the diocese of York, to hold also the archdeaconry of Stowe, in that of Lincoln.
Ibid. Provision, at the request of Anthony, bishop of Durham, to his kinsman, John de Orrebi, of a canonry of Salisbury, with reservation of a prebend.
Non. Aug.
Anagni.
(f. 215d.)
Dispensation to Robert de Fekenham, monk, of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, to be ordained subdeacon, he having studied at Paris before entering religion, and there taken part in a riot between the English scholars and those of Picardy, in which one was mortally wounded, notwithstanding which he received the four minor orders without papal dispensation.
Kal. Sept.
Anagni.
(f. 219d.)
Provision to Ralph, son of John Savage, knight, of a canonry of Chichester, with reservation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the rectory of Okstede, in the diocese of Winchester.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, the prior of Lewes, and another named.
Non. Aug.
Anagni.
(f. 221d.)
Dispensation to Peter de Laicestria, who, after the council of Lyons, without papal dispensation, obtained successively the churches of Hendon, in the diocese of London, Tornbiri, in that of Worcester, and Wolfamcote, in that of Coventry, on resigning the last to hold the others, and also canonries and prebends of Lichfield, Westbiri, and Warwick.
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of Evesham and Westminster.
3 Id. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 224.)
Licence to Robert, bishop of Ely, to contract a loan of 13,000 florins to meet his expenses at Rome.
4 Kal. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 225d.)
Appointment of William, to be bishop of Worcester, that see being void by the death of Godfrey. The election made by Stephen de Wytton, subprior, William de Gyrimeleye, precentor, Gilbert de Magdeleye, sacristan, Henry de Annochia, infirmarian, Nicholas de Norton, John de Sancto Germano, and Richard de Bromuco, monks, when the said John was elected, having been presented to the archbishop of Canterbury, confirmation was refused by him, whereupon John appealed to the pope, and coming to Rome, resigned. The pope then appoints William, and orders him to be consecrated by Leonard, bishop of Albano.
Concurrent letters to the prior and chapter of Worcester, to the clergy and people of the diocese, to the vassals of the church, to the archbishop of Canterbury, and to the king.
11 Kal. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 227.)
Mandate to the abbot of Holy Trinity, Florence, James called ‘Cardarellus,’ of Narni, papal chaplain, and Master B. de Ferentino, canon of London, to see that the sum of 13,000 florins borrowed by the bishop of Ely is duly repaid to the firm of Spini, of Florence.
4 Kal. Nov.
Lateran.
(f. 230.)
Appointment of Robert, to be bishop of Ely, that see being void by the death of Ralph. The election of Robert, prior, made by Peter, subprior, Alexander, precentor, Ralph, sacristan, Stephen, cellarer, Warin, almoner, John, sub-sacristan, and Richard, doorkeeper, having been presented to the archbishop of Canterbury for confirmation, there was so great delay that the bishop elect and convent appealed to the pope, and on the election being examined by three cardinals Robert resigned, and was appointed by the pope, who orders the bishop of Albano to consecrate him.
Concurrent letters to the convent of Ely, to the clergy and people of the diocese, to vassals of the church, to the archbishop of Canterbury, and to the king.
8 Kal. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 230d.)
Licence to William, bishop of Worcester, to contract a loan of 1000 florins to meet his expenses at Rome.
Ibid.
(f. 231d.)
Licence to the same to confer the office of notary public on one fit person.
2 Non. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 232.)
Mandate to the archdeacon of Dreux, Master B. de Ferentino, and another named, to see that the sum borrowed by the bishop of Worcester is duly repaid to the firm of Mozzi.
Ibid. Faculty to the bishop of Ely to confer the office of notary public on two fit persons.
Ibid. Faculty to the subprior and convent of Ely to elect a prior, that office being void by the consecration of the bishop of Ely.
1302.
8 Id. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 236d.)
Absolution, at the request of the king, to his chancellor, Master William de Grenefeld, dean of Chichester, from the oath of residence which he has taken, with indult to him to enjoy the fruits of the deanery for seven years without residing thereon while engaged in the king's service.
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of Westminster and Waltham.
Ibid.
(f. 237.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury, the prior provincial of the Friars Preachers and the minister provincial of the Friars Minors, to proceed according to papal letters sent to them by John de Lovetot, knight, calling witnesses and examining the charges made against Walter, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. The said letters have not been presented by the knight, in order to keep the bishop in suspense, and are now to be produced without any delay; a report is to be made to the pope of what is done.
10 Kal. Oct.
Anagni.
(f. 244.)
Dispensation to Master Adam de Driffeld to hold the rectories of Witebern and Pontelande, and on resigning either of them to accept that of Stamfordham, in the diocese of Durham.
4 Kal. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 250.)
Protection granted, among others, to the abbot and convent of Westminster, that they shall not be molested in contravention of papal indults, nor be summoned to a distance of more than two days’ journey from the abbey.
6 Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 252.)
The like to the abbot of Westminster, and the abbot of Sallebi (Selby), in the diocese of York.
4 Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 259d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Ely and Norwich to make provision to Walter de Evenlee, canon of St. Mary's, Huntingdon, of the priory of that Augustinian convent if they find him to be a fit person, he having been elected, and, after resigning it, re-elected. The bishop annulled the election, whereupon Walter appealed to the pope, came to Rome, and resigned it into the pope's hands. If they find Walter not to be a fit person they are to appoint another.
3 Id. Jan.
Lateran.
(f. 265d.)
Mandate to the chancellor of York, the archdeacon of Leicester, and Gilbert de Segrave, canon of Lincoln, to replace and defend the warden, scholars, and brethren of Merton, or their proctor, in possession of the church of Ponteland, calling in, if necessary, the help of the secular arm. W. bishop of Rochester founded the house of Merton for the study of philosophy and theology, assigning rents out of which 12 sterlings weekly are paid to each of the poor scholars. When Peter de Montfort, patron of Ponteland, with consent of the bishop, gave that church to the said house, bishop R., with consent of his chapter, appropriated it to them, to take effect on the death or resignation of the rector and two portionaries, by whom the church was served. One of the portionaries resigned, the other died, and thereupon the warden, scholars, and brethren of the house entered into possession of the portions; but on the death of the rector, bishop A., thirsting to obtain the collation, the church being worth 200 marks a year, sent armed men, who turned out the scholars they found there, and gave the rectory to Adam de Driffeld, and the portions to Philip de Wileby and Charles de Bellomonte, and on Charles’ death to another clerk. On petition of the warden, scholars, and brethren, the pope confirmed the original grant of the church, and ordered those intruded to resign, and the bishop to give them other benefices, directing the said chancellor, archdeacon, and canon, to induct and defend the warden, scholars, and brethren in possession of the church, which was done by Master Robert de Cave, rector of Sigesten, in the diocese of York, acting for the chancellor. Some of Adam's abettors laid hands on Master Robert and on Master Alan de Chireden, the warden's and scholars’ proctor, driving them out of the church and churchyard, tearing their clothes, and knocking them down. On the part of Adam, Philip, and the other clerk it was pretended that in the house of Merton there were no brethren, and that the study of philosophy and theology had not begun to fail in England; and that it was never declared that Peter de Montfort had the patronage of the church, or had ever presented to it; and that the bishop had not received the consent of the chapter to its appropriation; and that the warden scholars, and brethren had never had peaceful possession of the said rectory and portions; and that the bishop had not thirsted for the collation of the said church; nor had ordered the warden, scholars, and brethren to be ejected; asserting, moreover, that scholars, students in physic and law, were received in the said house; and that in the grant of the church the assent of the rector and portionaries was not asked; and that Adam had peaceful possession of the church; and that Otro, cardinal of St. Nicholas in Carcere, papal legate, had made an ordinance, confirmed by the pope, that the said church should be served by a rector and two portionaries; and that many towns in the parish had been burned by the Scots and the inhabitants dispersed; and that the poor parishioners were supported by the profits of the rectory and portions; and that the rector and portionaries exercised hospitality. Wherefore he said that the said letters had been obtained by false representations, and appealed to the metropolitical court of York; whereupon the official inhibited the said chancellor from doing anything against the appellant pending the business, and cited the party appealed against to appear before him in York; and the said proctor, by reason of Adam's threats, did not dare to go to Ponteland, nor was the said chancellor able to carry out the papal mandate, wherefore, on the part of the warden, scholars and brethren, petition was made to the pope, who issues this mandate to carry out the grant of bishop R., supplying any defect there may be in it.

Curial Letters.

3 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 275.)
Mandate to the bishop and to Master Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon of London, to demand from the archbishop of Canterbury 6000 marks, being the balance now in the archbishop's hands of the tenth imposed on England by the pope, and to give a full receipt for the same.
Kal. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 279d.)
Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury, the prior provincial of the Friars Preachers, and the minister provincial of the Friars Minors, to enquire into the truth of the charges made against Walter, the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. The bishop, who for many months disregarded the pope's citation, was suspended for contumacy; but on his afterwards coming before the pope, certain letters of his, that appeared to be sealed, were exhibited against him, in which was contained that he had agreed to pay a sum of money to John de Lovetot, knight, who thereupon promised not to lay a complaint against him on account of the death of John, the said knight's father. On these letters and seal being shown to the bishop, he said that the seal was his, but afterwards added that it was an imitation, or taken furtively. Other things having been charged against the bishop, the pope caused Gentile, cardinal of St. Martin's, to examine witnesses and take their depositions, which, however, the pope will not publish, but suspended the bishop, as indeed in justice a more rigorous sentence could be passed against him; and, at the request of queen Margaret, issues this mandate for a further enquiry. The bishop is to be allowed to rebut the evidence of the witnesses, whose depositions are to be taken in writing. A copy of the inquisition, made by cardinal Gentile, under papal commission, at the instance of John de Lovetot, knight, against bishop Walter, is as follows:—That the said bishop was, and is, publicly defamed in England and elsewhere as having done homage to the devil, kissed him on the back (in tergo), and often spoke to him. That the bishop, for two years before his promotion and since, is publicly defamed as having committed adultery with Joan de Briançon, the said knight's stepmother, and wife of his father, the late John de Lovetot, knight, the king's justiciary, and that, after his death, the bishop kept Joan as his concubine, and that she accompanied him in various parts of England. The knight is ready to prove that the said bishop, before his promotion and after it, was publicly defamed as having, with the assistance of the said Joan, strangled his father, the late knight, in bed. He is also ready to prove that the bishop is publicly defamed as guilty of simony, and of selling constitutions of Boniface VIII. He is also ready to prove that the bishop before and after his promotion held a plurality of benefices without papal dispensation. All these matters are publicly known in England and by the English at Rome.
7 Id. Dec.
Lateran.
(f. 291d.)
Grant to Richard de Ponerel (Peverel), clerk, of the diocese of Exeter, of the office of notary public, he having been examined by Peter, cardinal of New St. Mary's.

9 Boniface VIII.

8 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 300.)
Mandate to the abbots of Westminster and Waltham to warn and induce the archbishop of York, within one month, to induct Thomas Picalottus, of Paliano, papal clerk, canon of York, into possession of the prebend void by the death of archbishop Henry, provision of which has been made to him by the pope; opposition having been made on the ground that it had been held by canon Amadeus de Sancto Johanne, and that William de Ros was patron of it.
7 Kal. March.
Lateran.
(f. 301.)
Mandate to the bishop of Bath and Wells, and to the dean and the precentor of Wells, to protect the rectors and curates of parish churches in the city and diocese of Exeter in their rights, as against the claims and attempts of the Friars Preachers and Friars Minors to infringe them, by preaching, hearing confessions, and burying the dead, without their leave.
7 Id. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 305.)
Indult to Richard, son of Anibaldus Riccardi, of the Anibaldi of Rome, to visit his archdeaconry of Coventry by deputy for five years.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop and to B. de Ferentino canon, of London, and another named.
2 Kal. Feb.
Lateran.
(f. 305d.)
Dispensation to Master Geoffrey Bacoun, called‘de Norwyco,’ D.C.L., to hold the rectory of Overebury, in the diocese of Worcester, being non-resident. William, bishop of Norwich, first dispensed him on account of illegitimacy on condition of his being ordained priest if he held a benefice; but he accepted the rectory of Walfardeley without being ordained, and on resigning it, accepted that of Overebury, being ordained within a year, but, being engaged in lecturing, obtained licence of nonresidence from the bishops, and a dispensation from Beraldus, bishop of Albano, then on a special mission to England, to minister in his orders and hold a benefice. On the archbishop of Canterbury's visitation of the diocese of Worcester, he was ordered to go to Rome, where he petitioned the pope for a dispensation.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of Westminster, the prior of St. Oswald's, Gloucester, and the archdeacon of Nottingham.
14 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 308d.)
Constitution touching the monastery of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, securing to the abbot and convent, on their petition, presentation of rectors and clerks, and all other rights belonging to the patronage of their churches in the diocese of Canterbury. The archbishop is to institute, and have the spiritualities in the churches of which the abbot and convent have the temporalities, and due reverence is to be paid to him in those churches in which the abbot and convent have jurisdiction. The privileges, exemptions, and liberties granted to the monastery, which were confirmed, and conservators of them appointed, having been questioned by archbishop Robert, who said that the abbots of Westminster, Waltham, and St. Edmunds, the said conservators, had exceeded the limits of the mandate addressed to them, denying ordinary jurisdiction to the archbishop, not only in churches appropriated to St. Augustine's but in those also of which the abbot and convent had only the patronage. The matter, having been brought before the pope, has been examined, and, on information received, the above declaration and constitution are made.
10 Kal. April.
Lateran.
(f. 310d.)
Dispensation to Roland, son of Matthew Cernitor, knight, of Ferentino, to hold the moiety of the parish church of Catefeld, in the diocese of Norwich, which he obtained and held without being ordained priest, together with a canonry and prebend of Ferentino; indult of non-residence and remaining in minor orders being granted.
Concurrent mandate to the archdeacon of Arras, the dean of St. Paul's, and Master Bartholomew de Ferentino, canon, of London.
8 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 324.)
Provision to John, son of the late Richard, earl of Arundel of a canonry of Lichfield, with reservation of a prebend.
Concurrent mandate to the prior of Pontefract, the archdeacon of Norenton, and another named.
8 Id. Mar.
Lateran.
(f. 326.)
Collation to William called ‘Brunel,’ of the parish church of Donton, in the diocese of Salisbury, resigned by him, after having obtained it and the provostship of Wells, and retained after his election to the deanery; confirmation of the same and dispensation having been granted by Robert, bishop of Bath and Wells. On learning that the election and confirmation to the deanery were contrary to the constitution of Gregory X. he resigned it; and the bishop of Winchester, on the ground that Donton was void by his acceptance of the deanery, presented to it Robert de Maydenston. He is now dispensed to hold the same together with canonries and prebends of York, Salisbury, Lichfield, St. Davids, and Exeter.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of York and the bishops of Salisbury and Bath and Wells.
11 Kal. May.
Lateran.
(f. 328d.)
Dispensation, at the request of the bishop of Albano, to his chaplain, Robert de Say, to retain the rectory of Folesham, in the diocese of Norwich, together with that of Conington, in the diocese of Lincoln, successively obtained by him.
6 Id. June.
Anagni.
(f. 332d.)
Relaxation of the suspension of W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, with revocation of the commission of those appointed to administer the diocese. The charges made against the bishop by John de Lovetot, knight, having been examined, the bishop being at Rome, and his adversary absent although cited to appear, and the depositions of witnesses taken before the archbishop of Canterbury, the prior provincial of the Friars Preachers, and Hugh, minister provincial of the Friars Minors since deceased, being sent to the pope, it appeared that the charges were not sustained, and that John, father of the said knight, died a natural death. The bishop thereupon was ordered to purge himself by thirty-seven compurgators before three cardinals.
Concurrent letters to the chapter of Coventry, to the chapter of Lichfield, and to the king.
15 Kal. July.
Anagni.
(f. 334.)
Licence to Walter, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield to contract a loan of 7000 florins to meet his expenses at Rome.
13 Kal. Aug.
Anagni.
(f. 346d.)
Mandate to the bishops of Limerick, Killaloe, and Kilfenora to meet at Limerick or some other convenient place, and making due enquiry, to induce the archbishop of Tuam and the dean of Annadown to come to an agreement; if they fail, a full report is to be sent to the pope, before whom the parties are to be cited to appear. Denys, dean of Annadown, has stated that William, archbishop of Tuam, has seized the church of Annadown, and keeps it void; that when John de Uffort, archdeacon of the same, in the time of Martin IV., was elected bishop, the archbishop, in order to withdraw the bishop elect from the business of the election then pending at Rome, gave him the archdeaconry of Tuam; that he compelled the parsons and canons of Annadown to resign to him their dignities and benefices, depriving the said dean of his deanery, canonry, and prebend, because he would not resign them, taking the profits of the same to himself; that he united the archdeaconry of Annadown to that of Tuam, carried off the chest of the church of Annadown, which was deposited with the Friars Minors of Clare, containing the mitre, sandals, pastoral staff and ring, the liber pontificalis, papal letters, privileges, and other goods, and broke the locks and destroyed its contents; that he seized the bishopric of Mayo with all its goods; that he refused to confirm the election of the late Marianus as bishop of Elphin, and when he appealed to Rome and obtained confirmation, appointed, for money, Malachy, then abbot of Buell, in the said diocese, bishop of the see, which he still holds, the bishop elect having in the meantime died. The archbishop, although excommunicate, has celebrated divine offices, and keeps about him slayers of clerks and other excommunicate persons, committing acts of simony, oppressing his subjects in various ways, and he has imprisoned and tortured a canon regular in priest's orders, because he would not allow the archbishop's horse to enter the place where the sacrament of the oucharist and church ornaments were kept, forcing him to swear not to disclose it. [Theiner, 171.]
16 Kal. July.
Anagni.
(f. 349d.)
Faculty to Walter, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to grant a dispensation to his nephews Walter and Robert, sons of Robert de Clipston, of the diocese of Lincoln, aged respectively twelve and ten years, and only in minor orders, to hold a benefice apiece.

Curial Letters.

4 Id. May.
Anagni.
(f. 374d.)
Provision to Francis, son of Peter Gaetano, the pope's nephew, count of Caserta, and commander of the Knights of Rome, of the treasurership of York, void by the consecration of Theobald, bishop of Liege, with dispensation to him to hold also the treasurership of Tours, canonries and prebends of St. Peters’ Rome, Paris, Salisbury, and Anagni, and other benefices.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Teano, the abbot of St. Mary's, York, and the archdeacon of Exeter.