Vatican Regesta 463: 1455-1458

Pages 186-190

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 11, 1455-1464. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1921.

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


1 Calixtus III.

(fn. 2)
To John Lesten alias Cherche, priest, of the diocese of Norwich. Indult to have a portable altar. Sincere devotionis. (Jo. Cosida. | x. Fidelis. G. de Porris.) [½p.]
10 Kal. April.
(23 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 12.)
To Paul Taylor, priest, of the diocese of Norwich. Indult to him, a priest, to have a portable altar, and to celebrate or cause to be celebrated thereon mass and other divine offices before daybreak. Sincere etc. (Jo. Cosida. | xx. Fidel[i]s. G. de Porris.) [4/5 p.]

2 Calixtus III.

10 Kal. June.
(23 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 20d.)
To John Mace, a canon of the Augustinian priory of Kyme in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult to him, who is a priest, to have a portable altar. Sincere etc. (Jo. Cosida. | x. P. de Legendorff. A. de Urbino.) [In the margin: Maii. 2/3 p.]
4 Non. June.
(2 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 21.)
To Thomas Nellson, nobleman, lord of the place of Krane in the diocese of York, and Catherine his wife. The like. Sincere etc. (Jo. Cosida. | xii. P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Camerino. G. de Porris.) [In the margin: Maii. 2/3 p.]
Ibid. To Edmund Partyngton, nobleman, lord of the place of Helpthorp in the diocese of York, and Cecily (Sicilia) his wife. The like. Sincere etc. (Jo. Cosida. | xii. P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Camerino. G. de Porris.) [In the margin: Maii. ½ p.]
Non. June.
(5 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 21d.)
To the archbishop of York (E[b]oracen.). Mandate, as below. The recent petition of John Preston, a canon of the Augustinian monastery of Warter (Wa[r]trie) in the diocese of York, contained that formerly, when in deacon's orders, whilst walking with a companion through certain fields near certain bushes or hedges, his companion accidentally touched a thorn which, springing back, struck John in the left eye, thereby blinding him on the spot (fn. 3); and adding that he, in ignorance of the law, seeing that he had thereby incurred no deformity on account of which in celebrating divine worship the people could be scandalized, (fn. 4) had himself promoted to the priesthood and ministered in the ministry of the altar. The pope therefore orders the above archbishop, if by inspection of the said eye he find that the deformity in it is so slight that no scandal can arise to the people therefrom, (fn. 5) to dispense John to minister in the orders which he has received and in the ministry of the altar. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (Jo. Cosida. | xvi. P. de Legendorff. A. Lumpe.) [In the margin: Junii. 1¼ pp.]
6 Kal. July.
(26 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 28d.)
To Cornelius Okahalan, Thomas Ohaccagan and John Otonir, canons of Elphin. Mandate to collate and assign to Malachy Orellayd (rectius ‘Ocellayd,’ as it is also written), who is of noble birth, perpetual vicar of Archayrt in the diocese of Tuam, value not exceeding 2 marks sterling, the rectory of the same church, of the patronage [of laymen], the cure of souls belonging to which is exercised by the vicar of the church for the time being, (fn. 6) and the value of which does not exceed 4 marks sterling, so long void by the death of Malachy Otuhayd without the Roman court that by the Lateran statutes its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see. The said Malachy alleging that he cannot be decently maintained from the fruits etc. of the said vicarage, and that it and the rectory have been wont at times to be held by one man, the pope hereby, in order that he may be more decently maintained and more diligently apply himself to the exercise of the said cure, (fn. 7) dispenses him to receive the said rectory and retain it and the vicarage together for life. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (Jo. Cosida. | xxx. Callio. A. Lumpe. [In the margin: Julii. 2½ pp.]
6 Id. July.
(10 July.)
S. Maria Maggiore,
(f. 30.)
To Philip Noreys, Thomas Margalyn and John Obren, canons of Dublin. Mandate (the pope having been informed by John Dwulyng priest and David Conyll’ clerk, of the diocese of Kildare (Daren.), that Robert Waryn, a canon of Dublin, being under sentence of the greater excommunication and publicly proclaimed excommunicate, has celebrated masses and other divine offices in contempt of the Keys and taken part therein, to the shame of the priestly order) if and after John and David accuse him, to summon him, and if they find the above to be true, to deprive and remove him from the said canonry and from his prebend of Newcastle (de Novocastro) in Dublin, and in that event to declare and decree that the said canonry and prebend, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, may and shall be collated and assigned by the true collator and patron to any fit person who seems good to him, and to grant him licence and faculty to do so. Ad ea libenter. (Jo. Cosida. | xx. Callio. Raph(aele)m?. Servatius.) [In the margin: Julii. 1⅓ pp.]
26 Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 8)
(f. 34d.)
To John Vuncan (or Buncan), priest, of the diocese of York. Appointing him a papal chaplain, with the enjoyment of all indulgences, immunities, exemptions and privileges granted by John XXII and Clement VI, and notwithstanding the restrictions by Innocent VI, Urban V and Gregory XI. Virtutibus clarens. (—. (fn. 9) | xxv. Jacobus de Viterbio. A. de Panigal[i]is.) [½ p.]
Prid. Kal. Jan.
(31 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 37.) (fn. 10)
To John Wardrope, priest, of the diocese of York. The like. Virtutibus etc. (Jo. Cosida. | xxv. Jacobus de Viterbio. Pe. de Bonitate.) [½ p.]

3 Calixtus III.

Non. May.
(7 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 39.)
To Mabel (Mabilie) Smith of Ware, wife of Robert Smyth of Sibilhengham, layman, of the diocese of London. Confirmation, at her recent petition (containing that whereas the said Robert her husband, with whom she had contracted marriage per verba legitime de presenti, and with whom she had cohabited in the said marriage for several years, and to whom she had borne divers children, had shamelessly committed adultery with divers other women, and was treating her so cruelly that she could no longer cohabit with him without danger of her person, she, with a view to obtaining a judicial separation and the restoration of her dowry, brought him, not by papal delegation, before Edmund (fn. 11) Conyngensburgh, doctor of laws, vicar-general in spirituals of Thomas bishop of London, who has promulgated a definitive sentence in favour of her and against Robert, which has become a res judicata), of the said sentence as far as it was canonically delivered and promulgated. Ea que judicio. (—. (fn. 12) | xx. G. de Puteo. A. Lumpe.) [¾p.]

2 Calixtus III.

4 Kal. Feb.
(29. Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 58.)
To Robert Mason, archdeacon of Northumberland (Northumbrie) in the church of Durham, doctor of laws. Indult, at his recent petition (containing that on account of wars etc. which often rage between the English and Scots, and for other causes he cannot without personal danger exercise the office of visitation on the borders) to visit for life the churches etc. within the bounds of the said and of any other archdeaconries which he may hold in future, and the persons thereof, by himself or by deputy, and receive the procurations in money. Meruit tue devocionis. (— (fn. 13). | xxxx. A. de Hrispaco [sic]. A. Lumpe.) [In the margin:Januarii. 1⅓ pp.]

3 Calixtus III.

3 Id. Dec.
(11 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 62d.)
To Richard Langton, rector of Lythe in the diocese of York, bachelor of decrees. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church [value not stated] any one other benefice, or without that church any two [other] benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two major or principal dignities, etc. or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarges, or one of each, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (—. (fn. 14) | l. A. Lumpe. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Decembris. 2 p.]

[3 Calixtus III.]

[4 Non. March.
(4 March.)] (fn. 15)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 77.)
To John Beket, priest, of the diocese of Norwich. Indult to have a portable altar. Sincere devocionis affectus. (—. (fn. 16) | x. Jo. de Vulterris. G. de Porris.) [In the margin: Februarii. ½ p.]
Ibid. (fn. 17)
To Agnes Bradenham, widow, of the same diocese. The like. Sincere etc. (—. | x. Jo. de Vulterris. G. de Porris.) [½ p.]
Ibid. (fn. 18) To Peter Yngulond, priest, of the same diocese. The like. Sincere etc. (—. | x. Jo. de Vulterris. G. de Porris.) [In the margin: Februarii. ½ p.]

3 Calixtus III.

4 Non. March.
(4 March.)
(f. 78.)
To John Chapman alias Bradenham, priest, of the same diocese. The like. Sincere etc. (—. | x. Jo. de Vulterris. G. de Porris.) [In the margin: Februarii. Registered very briefly, with ‘Calistus episcopus servus servorum dei (this is unusually full) address and ‘salutem etc. Sincere devocionis affectus etc. ut supra.’ In the margin is ‘Altare portatile ut in forma, sub data iiii. Non. Marcii a[n]no tercio ut supra.’]
(fn. 19)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 80.)
To Edmund Morley, priest, of the same diocese. The like. Sincere etc. [⅓ p. Without the usual marginal subscription.]
13 Kal. May.
(19 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 84d.)
To all Christ's faithful who shall see these presents. Relaxation, to be valid during twenty-five years only, of seven years and seven quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul and the dedication and on All Saints', the octaves of certain of them and the six days of Whitsun week, visit and give alms for the repair and restoration and conservation of the Cistercian monastery of [St. Mary], Hayles, in the diocese of Worcester, whose buildings are in great ruin and whose fruits etc. are not sufficient for the repair thereof; and of a hundred days to those who do so on the said octaves and six days. Ante tronum divine. (—. (fn. 20) | l. Constantinus. L. Therunda.) [In the margin: Aprilis. 1⅓ pp.]


  • 1. On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, injured: ‘C. iii. See. A. i. ii. iii. T. xx8 (sic),’ which is intended to repeat the usual modern description by Bissaiga on a flyleaf, viz. ‘Calixti iii. Secret. Lib. x. Anno i. ii. iii. Tom. xxviii.’ Inside the volume is the usual front half of the original sheepskin binding, with the contemporary description ‘Bullarum domini Jo. Cosida Secretarii’ and notes, e.g. ‘Visa B.’, ‘Secret(c)’ ‘Vidit Ph.’, etc. The ‘Rubricelle’ are headed ‘Sequuntur Rubricelle bullarum domini Calisti pape tercii, apud Cosidam Secretarium registratarum,’ above which is ‘Cosida,’ and in the margin ‘liber 28.’
  • 2. A blank space is left for the day of the month.
  • 3. peticio continebat quod cum olim ipse, dum in diaconatus ordine co[n]stitutus erat, cum quodam socio suo solatii causa per quosdam campos juxta certos dumos (written above ‘duomos,’ which is cancelled) seu cepes (rectius sepes) ambularet, ac ipse socius casualiter quandam spinam tetigisset, spina ipsa retrocedens eundem Johannem in oculo sinistro percussit, ex quo ipse Johannes dicti oculi lumine extune penitus orbatus remansit.
  • 4. propter quam celebrando divina scandalum in populo generari posset.
  • 5. si per aspectionem dicti oculi tibi constiterit modicam in eodem oculo difformitatem esse adeo ut exinde in populo scandalum minime valcat generari
  • 6. cui cura per vicarium ecclesie pro tempore existentem regi solita imminet animarum.
  • 7. et exercicio cure animarum attentius inte[n]dere possit.
  • 8. Datum Romeanno incarnationis dominice millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo sexto [blank space] pontificatus nostri anno secundo. In the blank space thus left for the day of the month, which ought to have been added in the Roman style, a different hand from that of the text has inserted ‘erat addenda data currens xxvi. Octobris.’ Fastened down with patches of sealing wax in the margin of this page is a narrow strip of paper with: Officium capellanatus honoris pro presbytero Eboracensis diocesis in Anglia cum privilegiis etc. aliorum capellanorum honoris sedis apostolice. Habet taxam.’ These attached strips are a feature of this volume. Many of them have become loose and have disappeared.
  • 9. i.e. the usual subscription in the margin is wanting.
  • 10. Similarly attached to this page by a patch of sealing-wax is a similar strip of paper, with: Presbyter Eboracensis diocesis in Anglia recipitur in capellanum honoris n(ostre) s(anctita)tis cum privilegiis etc. aliorum capellanorum honoris. Habet taxam.
  • 11. tu eundem Robertum, super hoc petendo inter vos divorcium quo ad thorum et mutuam cohabitacionem fieri, sibique (rectius tibique) dotem tuam restitui, coram Edmundotraxisti in causam.
  • 12. Here in the left margin, in place of the usual ‘Jo. Cosida,’ is a small ‘o,’ the meaning of which is not obvious. It sometimes occurs in addition to ‘Jo. Cosida.’ It may perhaps represent ‘O. [Pontanus].’
  • 13. i.e. the usual subscription in the margin is wanting.
  • 14. In this case again occurs the small ‘o’ mentioned above.
  • 15. Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno Incarnacionis dominice moccccolvii, i.e. the date is unfinished. The marginal note to the John Chapman entry on f. 78 below suggests that the missing date is 1457[–8] 4 Non. March anno 3. In the margin is attached the usual paper strip, with ‘Altare portatile pro presbytero Anglico in forma. Habet taxam.’
  • 16. Here, and in the case of the following letters, the subscription in the margin is wanting.
  • 17. Dated briefly, ‘Datum etc. ut supra,’ i.e. as in the indult to John Beket, which immediately precedes. The paper strip which was attached in the margin has gone.
  • 18. Dated still more briefly. ‘Datum etc.’ Here again the paper strip has become detached and lost.
  • 19. Imperfect date: ‘Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno incarnacionis dominice mcccc quinquagesimo septimo [blank space] pontificatus nostri anno 3o.’
  • 20. In this case the above-mentioned small ‘o’ occurs in the margin.