Vatican Regesta 424: 1452-1453

Pages 240-241

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 10, 1447-1455. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1915.

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Vatican Regesta, Vol. CCCCXXIV. (fn. 1)

De Curia.

5 Nicholas V.

6 Kal. Feb.
(27 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 1 bis)
To John Wynton, an Augustinian canon of St. Osyth's in the diocese of London. Decree, etc., as below. His recent petition contained that formerly, after he had obtained licence from the abbot of the said monastery to receive any benefice, he obtained, collated to him by authority of the ordinary, the parish church of Claxton, laudably ruled it for twelve years, and resigning it, obtained the perpetual vicarage of Rykmersworht (fn. 2), in the diocese of Lincoln, collated to him by John, abbot of St. Albans, its collation belonging to the abbot of St. Albans from of old, and is now in possession, wearing the regular habit of St. Osyth's under an honest priestly dress of a dark colour (fn. 3). The pope hereby decrees that the collation and provision made to him of the said vicarage holds good, and dispenses him to hold it for life, and to resign it and any other benefice with cure wont to be governed by secular clerks which he may obtain, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and to continue to wear the said habit as above. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (Poggius. | xxx. Ja. de Viterbio. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Fe(bruarii).]

6 Nicholas V.

7 Kal. Aug.
(26 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 186.)
Declaration etc. in regard to the compatibility of Denwall hospital, as above, Reg. Vat. CCCC. f. 54. Ad fut. rei mem. Sic decet dubia. (Pe. de Noxeto as ibid.) [The text here occupies 2⅓ pp., and has the spelling ‘Burton.’]
(f. 187d.)
To Laurence Bothe, archdeacon of Stowe in Lincoln, licentiate of laws. Dispensation to him, whom the present pope lately dispensed to hold for life with the parish church of Cotenham in the diocese of Ely etc., as above, p. 129. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. Ja. Bouron. A. de Magio.) [In the margin: [Au]g(usti), the ‘Au’ of which is cut off by the binder. 2¼ pp.]
(f. 301d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Glastonbury, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Faculty to confer the office of notary public on John Toukar, a married layman, of the diocese of Bath and Wells, who is married to Joan, relict of Richard Norys, if he have completed his twenty-fifth year, and be found fit after examination, with the form of oath appended; with indult for the said John to act as a notary in spiritual causes, notwithstanding the constitutions of Canterbury [see Lyndwood, Provinciale, lib. III, tit. 3, cap. 2 (Oxford, 1679, pp. 129–130)] forbidding married clerks or bigamists to do so. Ne contractuum. (Poggius. | xx. F. de Laude. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: De(cembris). 1½ pp.]
5 Non. March.
(3 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 302.)
To William Bettys, priest, master or warden of the collegiate church of St. Martin in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him (who has for about four years studied in arts and canon law, and holds the office of master or warden of the above church, which has cure and whose value, after subtracting a certain portion which he is bound to lay out yearly on the repair of the houses of the said college, does not exceed 5 marks sterling a year) to hold for life therewith any other incompatible benefice with or without cure, even if a parish church etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance to the contrary [see above, p. 5], etc. Vite etc. (Poggius. | xxxv. Fabricius. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Mar(tii). 12/3 pp.]


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  • 2. Also written ‘Rylmersworth.
  • 3. regulam (rectius regularem) habitum dicti monasterii sancte Osythe sub honesta presbyterali veste o[b]scuri coloris deferendo.