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Vatican Regesta 468: 1458

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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. CCCCLXVIII. (fn. 1)

De Curia.

1 Pius II.

1458.
Kal. Oct.
(1 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 39.)
To Thomas Mathew, a canon of Chichester. Dispensation etc., as below. His recent petition contained that the late John cardinal priest of St. Balbina's and archbishop of York (in virtue of a faculty granted to him motu proprio by Nicholas V, to dispense eight persons in the realm of England on account of illegitimacy to be promoted to all even holy orders and receive and retain two benefices, namely one with cure and the other without) dispensed him on account of illegitimacy, as the son of a canon regular and a married woman, to be promoted etc. as above, after which he obtained and now possesses the parish church of Excet in the said diocese and a canonry of Chichester and the prebend of Sidelsham [values not expressed]. The pope hereby dispenses him to receive and retain any benefices with or without cure of any number and kind compatible with one another and with the aforesaid, even if they be canonries and prebends, dignities etc., and to resign them and the said parish church and canonry and prebend, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and grants that in future impetrations from the apostolic see or its legates he need not mention the said illegitimacy and dispensations. Vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | lx. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Cremonensibus.) [In the margin: Septembris. 2 pp. +. See Cal. Papal Lett., X, p. 181.]
3 Kal. Oct.
(29 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 55.)
To Ralph Longley, priest, rector of Prestwiche in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church [value not expressed] any one other incompatible benefice, or without that church any two incompatible benefices, with or without cure, even if dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange. as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Septembris. 12/3 pp.]
Non. Oct.
(7 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 96.)
To John Stretton, priest, doctor of laws and sub-collector of the papal Camera in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him (whom Nicholas V dispensed to receive and retain for life two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two dignities or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased) to receive and retain for life three benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc., and even if two be parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, provided that he do not hold three parish churches or their perpetual vicarages. Grata devotionis obsequia. (G. Lollius. | xxxx. Ja. Bouron. A. de Moncia. In the margin: Septembris.) [1⅓ pp.]
5 Non. Oct.
(3 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 111.)
To Henry Luke and Agnes his wife, of the diocese of Exeter. Indult to have a portable altar. Registered briefly: ‘Altare portatile in forma, sub data Romeanno primo.’ (Ja. Lucen. | xii. Ja. Bouron. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Septembris.]
4 Non. Oct.
(4 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 111d.)
To William Miluuym, [perpetual] vicar of Tettburiy in the diocese of Worcester, doctor of laws. Dispensation to him (who was lately dispensed by papal letters to receive for life two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or dignities etc.) to receive and retain for life therewith any one other benefice, or without them any three benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if they be two dignities etc. and one parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or be two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages and one dignity etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, provided that he do not hold three parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or three major or principal dignities, or such mixed. Litterarum etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. Ja. Bouron. S. de Luca.) [In the margin:Septembris. 1½ pp.]
7 Id. Oct.
(9 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 125d.)
To John Parke, rector of Norton in the diocese of Bath and Wells, bachelor in laws. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., or, if he resign the said church, any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. Ja. Bouron. L. de Cosciaris.) [In the margin: Septembris. 1½ pp.]
1458.
6 Id. Oct.
(10 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 129.)
To Ralph Makarell, priest, of the diocese of York, I.U.D. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, to receive and retain for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two dignities etc., or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. Ja. Bouron. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Septembris. 1 p.]
8 Id. Oct.
(8 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 132d.)
To the bishop of Exeter. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of John Chiellod, priest, of the diocese of Exeter, S.T.M., contained that he formerly, wishing [not] to show a certain sin and his quick or rather hasty tongue, made a vow never to fall into that sin, and to say masses and the canonical hours and lessons and sermons, both in English and Latin, and also benedictions at sermons, with as little speed as possible, and added, for the purpose of more firmly observing the aforesaid, that if he infringed any of them he would within a month visit the Holy Land and the shrines of the Apostles [SS. Peter and Paul, Rome,] and perhaps that of St. James at Compostella; that afterwards, having at the instigation of the Evil One fallen into the said sin, and again become discouraged because he had broken his firm resolve, and striving with all his strength not to incur the said crime again, or hurry over the words in the said masses and canonical hours, he exclaimed ‘I vow and bind myself as far as I can that if I fall into the said sin, or do not distinctly pronounce masses, canonical hours and graces as aforesaid, and notably fail in any part thereof, forthwith to give all my goods to the poor, resign all my benefices and accept no benefice in future, leave my master and seek religion in the Carthusian order. Moreover,’ said he, ‘I bind myself to everything to which I can bind myself, as far as I can bethink myself, even to the utmost that it is lawful or possible for me to be bound, and will not seek dispensation of any of these nor of any other oath or vow concerning these matters or any of them, nor, if I obtain it, will I accept it or make use of it.’ Subsequently, when giving benediction at a sermon, moved by strong feeling and especially by fear, he pronounced the words indistinctly, wherefore he fears that he is bound by the said vows. At the said petition, adding that he has not solemnized them otherwise than as aforesaid, but that nevertheless, moved by conscience he desires them to be commuted into other works of piety, and to be absolved from the aforesaid and all his other sins, etc., the pope (fn. 2) therefore orders the above bishop, if the facts be as stated, to commute the above vows into other works of piety, and to decree that John is not bound to observe the said oaths. He further grants indult to John to choose his confessor, secular or regular, who may absolve him from the said and any other sins etc., even in cases reserved to the apostolic see, and enjoin penance, and may dispense him on account of irregularity, and rehabilitate him. Apostolice sedis indefessa clemencia. (G. Lollius. | xxxx. Ja. Bouron. S. Cruciliati. Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Septembris. [2 pp.]
[Non. Oct.
(7 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.]
(f. 133d.)
To Richard Rudhale, archdeacon of Hereford, doctor of decrees and a sub-collector of the papal Camera in England. Dispensation to receive and retain three incompatible benefices as below, Reg. Vat., DXV, f. 68. Here registered briefly, with: salutem etc. Grata devotionis obsequia que nobis et apostolice sedi etc., ut in libro officiorum domini Pii folio lxviii. Registrata ibi per errorem. Ray. Dispensatio ad tria incompatibilia etc. (Ja. Lucen. | A. de Montia.) [The Liber officiorum referred to is the Liber primus officiorum Pii ii, i.e. Reg. Vat., DXV, as already mentioned, where, namely, on f. 68, the dispensation is, as stated both here and there, wrongly registered.]
3 Kal. Oct.
(29 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 154d.)
To John Vythan, rector of Brinman (rectius Brinmair) in the diocese of St. Asaph, bachelor in decrees. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 5l. sterling, any other benefice, or without that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (— (fn. 3). | l. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Septembris. 1½ pp.]
4 Non. Oct.
(4 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 159d.)
To Thomas Salisbury, a canon of Lincoln, bachelor in decrees. Dispensation to him (who was lately dispensed by papal authority to receive and retain for life two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or dignities etc.) to receive and retain for life with the said two benefices any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., and to resign them all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, provided that he do not hold three parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or three major or principal dignities. Litterarum etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxxx. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Vulterris.) [1½ pp.]
6 Id. Oct.
(10 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 164d.)
To John Smyth, archdeacon of St. Davids, M.A. Dispensation to him, who has also studied theology for several years in the university of Oxford, to receive and retain for life with the said archdeaconry, which is a non-major nonelective dignity, value not exceeding 70l. sterling, any other benefice, or without the archdeaconry any two other benefices, with cure and incompatible, even if dignities etc. or two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, etc. Litterarum etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. Ja. Bouron. S. de Spada.) [In the margin. Septembris. 2 pp.]
Prid. Non. Oct.
(6 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 183.)
To Fule Bermyngeham, archdeacon of Oxford, bachelor in decrees. Indult to him, who is of noble birth and a chaplain of Henry king of England, and is of very weak health, to visit for life by deputy the churches, monasteries etc. of his said archdeaconry and any future archdeaconries, and the persons thereof, and receive the procurations, even in money; with mandate executory hereby to the bishop of Oloron and Ansiassius Pug, elect of Monreale. Meretur devocionis sinceritas. (G. Lollius. | xxxviii. Ja. Bouron. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Septembris. 12/3 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 184.)
To Vincent Clementis, archdeacon of Wilteshi[re] in the church of Salisbury. Indult for life to visit by deputy the churches etc. of his said archdeaconry of Wilteshi[r]e etc., as in the preceding; with mandate executory hereby to Ansiasius Pug, elect of Monreale, and the archdeacon of Oxford. Merentur exacte tue vite studia et magni labores quos in prosequendis camere apostolice negotiis hactenus pertulisti et adhuc perferre non desistis, utconcedamus … (G. LolliusSeptembris, as in the preceding. [1⅓ pp.]
1458.
Ibid.
(f. 185.)
To John Corbosen (rectius Torkesey), prior of the hospital of St. Mary without Biscopitate [sic], of the order of canons regular of St. Augustine, [in the diocese of] London. Dispensation to him (whom Nicholas V dispensed to receive and retain for life with the said priory of St. Mary without Biscopitate [sic] in the diocese of London any other secular benefice, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, and to resign it for purpose of exchange, as often as he thought good) so that he (who in virtue of the said dispensation holds the said priory and the parish church de Marerio in the diocese of Lincoln [values not stated], and on account of the said priory has to keep hospitality, etc., and has been for many years a sub-collector of the papal Camera in the diocese of London) may renounce the said priory, and hold instead any secular benefice with or without cure, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, together with the said parish church de Marerio or with another benefice, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, and may resign such two incompatible benefices, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, etc. Vite etc. (G. Lollius. | xxxx. Ja. Bouron. Fabritius.) [In the margin:Septembris. 2 pp. See Cal. Papal Lett., X, p. 159, with the spelling ‘John Turkey,’ and above, p. 155.]
6 Kal. Oct.
(26 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 186.)
To John [Hunden], elect of Llandaff (Landaven.). Indult, at his recent petition containing that the fruits etc. of his episcopal mensa have been diminished by the wars which have raged and rage in those parts, to receive and retain for seven years in commendam with the said church of Llandaff any benefices with or without cure, secular or regular, value not exceeding 100l. sterling, and to resign them, as often as he pleases, simply or for exchange; notwithstanding the constitutions of Otto and Ottobon, sometime legates in England, etc. Personam tuam. (Ja. Lucen. | l. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Septembris. 12/3 pp.]
17 Kal. Nov.
(16 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 192.)
To Thomas Wey, rector of St. Andrew's, Lewys, in the diocese of Chichester; M.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 10l. sterling, any one other benefice, or if he resign that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or dignities etc., or such mixed, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. Fabrunntius [sic]. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Septembris. 1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 193.)
To Henry FitzHugh, knight, nobleman, and Alice his wife, noblewoman. Indult to have a portable altar, and have masses and other divine offices celebrated thereon in presence of themselves and their household, by their own or other fit priest, even before daybreak, and in places under interdict with closed doors etc. Sincere devotionis. (Ja. Lucen. | xxx. Fabricius. S. Cruciliati. D. de Luca.) [In the margin: Octobris. 1 p.]
6 Kal. Oct.
(26 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 198.)
To Henry Cross, rector of St. John's in Walbroke, London. Dispensation to receive and retain with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, or if he resign that church any two etc., as above, f. 192, mutatis mutandis. (Ja. Lucen. | l. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin:Septembris. 1½ pp.]
17 Kal. Nov.
(16 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 207.)
To John, abbot of Egnesham [sic], O.S.B., in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult, at his recent petition (containing that the said monastery has by the neglect of his predecessors and other misfortunes become so impoverished that he cannot out of its fruits keep his estate decently, bear his burdens and observe hospitality) to receive and retain in commendam for life therewith, or without it, any benefice with or without cure, secular or regular, and to resign such commenda, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Personam tuam. (Ja. Lucen. | xxxx. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin. Septembris. 1½ pp.]
10 Kal. Nov.
(23 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 242.)
To John Warde, rector of St. Mary's, Bynbroke, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any other one benefice, or without that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc. or parish churches or perpetual vicarages, or such mixed, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | l. Ja. Bouron. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Septembris. 1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 244d.)
To the prior of the monastery or house of St. Mary, Conall', and the dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin. Mandate to dispense Roulandus FictzEustace, layman, of the diocese of Dublin, and Geneta Bellewe, of the diocese of Meath, to marry, notwithstanding that they are related in the fourth degree of kindred and the third degree of affinity. Oblate nobis. (Ja. Lucen. | xx. Fabritius. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Octobris. ¾ p.]
Ibid.
(f. 246.)
To John Hampsterley, an Augustinian canon regular of the house of St. Mary, Studlay, in the diocese of Worcester. Dispensation to him, who is of noble race, to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be held by secular clerks, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (Ja. Lucen. | xxx. Ja. Bouron. S. de Spada.) [In the margin:Septembris. ¾ p.]
1458.
9 Kal. Oct.
(23 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 246d.)
To John Druell, rector of Fulham in the diocese of London, I.U.D. Indult of plenary indulgence. Provenit [etc.], in forma. (Ja. Lucen. | xxiiii. Fabricius. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Octobris. ⅓ p. Registered briefly, except the clause relating to the commutation of Friday fasting.]
Kal. Nov.
(1 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 271.)
To John Shedworth, clerk, of London. Dispensation to him, who is a nephew of John bishop of Lincoln, and is in his sixteenth year, to receive and retain, as soon as he attains his eighteenth year, any benefice with cure or otherwise requiring holy even priest's orders, even if a dignity etc. or a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and, moreover, as soon as he attains his twenty-third year, to be promoted to the priesthood by any catholic bishop of his choice; with indult, furthermore, in the event of his obtaining an archdeaconry or dignity or personatus requiring visitation, that he may for life visit such archdeaconry etc. and its churches etc. and the persons thereof, by deputy, and receive the procurations in money; with mandate executory hereby to the bishop of Limerick and the archdeacons of Leicester and Stowe in the church of Lincoln. Vite etc. (— (fn. 4)lxxx. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Octobris. 2 pp. See a similar dispensation to him above, Reg. Vat., CCCCXL, f. 24, where his name is spelt ‘Chedworth.’]
Non. Oct.
(7 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 301d.)
To William, elect of Clonmacnoise (Cluanen.). Decree etc., as below. The recent petition of the said William, to whom Calixtus III made provision of the said church, contained that he has not yet obtained possession thereof nor received any of the fruits, and is not likely to be able to do so, and that at the time of the said provision he was holding and is still holding the Augustinian priory of SS. Peter and Paul, Brenkburne, in the diocese of Durham, which is conventual and elective, and whose net value does not exceed 20 ducats of gold of the camera, and which, on account of the wars etc. between the border English and Scots, is plundered of its animals and other goods, and its possessions burned and wasted by the said Scots. The pope therefore decrees and declares that the said priory did not become void by his promotion to the said church, and shall not become void by the consecration which is to be administered to him, or by the lapse of the time for the consecration of bishops, until he has obtained peaceable possession of the rule and administration of the said church, and that meanwhile he [may retain] the said priory or, if he resign it, may receive any other priory of the said order or any other benefice with cure, secular or regular of any order, with or without cure, even if a parish church etc., and may hold the same in commendam with the said church of Clonmacnoise, and resign such commenda, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Personam tuam. (Ja. Lucen. | xxx. Fabriscptbricius. (fn. 5) Je. de Sala.) [In the margin: Octobris. 2½ pp. See above, p. 359.]
7 Kal. Dec.
(25 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 332.)
To the bishop of Arezzo (Aretin.) and the archdeacon and official of Lincoln. Mandate, motu proprio, at the recent petition of William Sheffeld, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln (containing that on the voidance of the parish church of Hoggestorpe in the said diocese he was, being then as now (etiam tunc) in his twenty-first year, presented by the lay patron to the ordinary, who instituted him, and that under pretext thereof he obtained and is still in possession) to collate and assign to the said William, whom the pope hereby rehabilitates, who is of noble birth, and who intends to have himself promoted to the priesthood as soon as he is of lawful age, the said church [value not expressed]. The pope hereby dispenses him to receive and retain it without being bound to be promoted to any holy orders before reaching his twentyfifth year, and to receive and retain for life with it any other benefice, or without that church or without both of them any two benefices, with or without cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or two dignities etc., or such mixed, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (G. Lollius. | lxx. Fabricius. D. de Piscia.) [In the margin: Octobris. 4 pp.]
3 Id. Nov.
(11 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 347.)
To William Button, a citizen of London. Indult to have a portable altar, and indult of plenary indulgence. (Ja. Lucen. | xxx. Fabricius. D. de Spada.) [In the margin:Novembris. The proem is almost in full, which is unusual, but the rest is abridged, thus: Sincere devocionis affectus quem ad nos et Romanam geris ecclesiam promeretur ut petticionibus [sic] tuis quas ex devocionis fervore prodire conspicimus et que tue salutem anime respicere dinoscantur [i.e. the proem is unfinished]. Hinc est quod nos tuis devotis su[p]plicacionibus inclinati etc. Conceditur sibi altare portatile in forma, et eciam cofe[s]sionale pro semel in vita et semel in mortis articulo in forma. Datum.]
8 Id. Oct.
(8 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 385d.)
To James Stanlei, clerk, of York. (fn. 6) Dispensation to him (who is a son of a powerful baron, James Stanlei, high chamberlain of Henry king of England, and on whose behalf Henry duke of Norfolk, his kinsman, (fn. 7) has petitioned, and who was dispensed by Calixtus III to receive and retain for life, after he should be in his eighteenth year, any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc., even major or principal dignities, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased) so that as soon as he is in his twentieth year he may receive and retain for life three benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc., even major or principal dignities, and even if three parish churches or perpetual vicarages, etc., and in his twenty-seventh year a bishopric or archbishopric in titulum, and resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (G. Lollius. | lxxv. Fabricius. T. de Castello.) [In the margin: Octobris. 2⅓ pp. See above, p. 292.]
16 Kal. Nov.
(17 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 389.)
Confirmation etc., as below, at the recent petition of the prioress and convent of nuns of St. Bartholomew's, Newcastle upon Tyne, O.S.B., in the diocese of Durham, of the appropriation made to them by the late Robert bishop of Durham of the chapel of St. Edmund the Bishop in Gatesheved in the said diocese. The pope exemplifies the letters:—
Universis ChristifidelibusIn auctore salutis of the said late Robert bishop of Durham, sealed and dated 7 Oct. 1448, the 11th year of his translation, wherein the said bishop sets forth the recent petition of the above prioress and convent, containing that their said monastery was at the time of its foundation sufficiently endowed for their maintenance and for hospitality etc.; that, its revenues decreasing, it was helped by the late Robert (fn. 8) bishop of Durham with a yearly pension of 10 marks from the church of Wasschington; that on account of fires and other misfortunes and especially the non-payment of the said pension, which could not be paid on account of the notorious poverty of the said church of Wasschington, the monastery's fruits etc. have become so slender that they are insufficient; that the said church has been exempted from payment of the said pension, and that in compensation therefor provision has been made by the said bishop Robert from the fruits etc. of the church of Ryton in his diocese, which was well known to exceed that of Wesschyngton [sic] in value; and (inasmuch as litigation may arise between the curate of Ryton, which has cure, and the said nuns, even as has often happened between them and the rector of Wasschyngton) supplicating for the appropriation to the said monastery of the chapel of St. Edmund the Bishop in Gatesheved, in the said bishop's collation and diocese. He therefore makes, with consent of the prior and chapter of Durham, the desired appropriation in perpetuity, so that on the resignation or death etc. of the present master or warden the prioress and nuns may take possession of the said chapel, whereupon the said pension of 10 marks from the church of Ryton shall be forthwith annulled, the said prioress and convent being required moreover to provide two fit chaplains to celebrate mass and other divine offices daily in the said chapel in perpetuity for the souls of its founders, at their own cost, and to keep it in repair etc., and also to pay yearly pensions to the bishop and the said prior and chapter and their successors of 6s. 8d. and 3s. 4d. respectively for ever on the Nativity of St. John Baptist:
(ii) The letters of consent of the said prior and chapter, dated, as regards the appending of their common seal, in their chapter-house on 20 Oct. in the above year.
Besides confirming the said appropriation the pope hereby orders the bishop of Carlisle and the archdeacon of Northumberland to publish all the aforesaid, and cause the same to be inviolably observed, and the prioress and convent to enjoy for ever peaceable possession of the said chapel, as they do at present in virtue of the said appropriation, the values of the said monastery and chapel being taken as expressed hereby, etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Digna reddimur attentione. (Ja. Lucen. | xxxvi. Jo. Bouron. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Septembris. 6½ pp.]

Footnotes

  • 1. On the back of the volume, in gold letters on a modern red leather label, is: ‘Pii ii. de Cur. Anno i. Tom. i.’ There are 22½ pp. of ’Rubricelle,’ headed: ‘Hic incipiunt et continuantur rubricelle primi libri de Cruia sanctissimi domini nostri domini Pii pape ii. facti Rome etc.,’ and ending: ’Finis de omnibus rubricellis primi libri Pii et alibi.’ F. 1 has in the top margin: ‘Prima bulla Pii pape ii.’ There are i–ccclxxxv. + 386–414 ff. of text. This arabic pagination is contemporary. This is shown by the fact that a marginal note on f. lxxxviiid. refers to a letter on ‘f. ccccviii°,’ and that the letter in question occurs on the folio which comes between the folios numbered ‘407’ and ‘409’ respectively. The actual number of the folio, viz. ‘408’ is missing, the top corner of the leaf having disappeared.
  • 2. Exhibita siquidem nobis nuper pro parte dilecti filii Johannis Chiellod presbyteri Exoniensis diocesis magistri in theologia peticio continebat quod olim ipse, cupiens certum pe[c]catum simul et celerem ut potius precipitem eius linguam exhibere [sic], votum emisit quod nusquam in illud pe[c]catum incideret ac minus celeriter quam posset missas et horas canonicas lectiones quoque et sermones tam in suo vulgari quam in latino et etiam benedictiones si quando ipsum contingeret in predicationibus dicere, et ut premissa firmius observaret super addidit quod si aliquod horum infringeret infra mensem extunc terram sanctam et insuper limina apostolorum et forsan sancti Jacobi in Compostella visitaret; et deinde maligno instigante spiritu in illud pe[c]catum lapsus et semel denuo factus tristis quod talem [sic] firmum propositum efregerit (? rectius efregerat), summoque opere nitens ne inposterum predictum crimen incurreret vel precipitaret verba in missis et horis canonicis huiusmodi, pronunciauitVoveoinquitet quantum possum obligo me si tale pe[c]catum incidere (? rectius incidero), vel non distincte pronunciauero missas horas canonicas et gracias ut premittitur, si notabiliter in aliquo istorum defecero, ad quantocius errogandum universa bona mea pauperibus, ad quantocius resignandum beneficia mea ac nullum beneficium imposterum acceptandum, ad qua[n]tocius relinquendum dominum meum singularem cum quo maior ac religionem inquirendam in Cartusien(si) ordine, deniqueinquit ‘obligo me ad omne illud ad quod me possum obligare si mee occurreret memorie, ymmo obligo me ad quantum licet seu possum obligari, et quod null[i]us horum nec alicuius alterius juramenti vel voti has materias vel earum aliquam concerne[n]tium petam dispensacionem, vel obtentam acceptabo vel exequar.’ Demum cum quendam predicaturum benediceret, quod forti passione et potissime quodam timore turbatus minus distincte (corrected, perhaps from ‘districte’) prochdolor verba protulerit, propter que dubitat se votis huiusmodi fore obligatum; et, sicut eadem peticio subiungebat ipse vota predicta alias ut prefertur non solemnizaverit, nichilominus consciencia motus cupit vota huiusmodi sibi in alia pietatis opera commutari, et a premissis aliisque pe[c]catis suis omnibus absolvi. Quare pro parte dicti Johannis nobis fuit humiliter supplicatum ut sibi et statui suo in premissis opportune providere de benignitate apostolica dignaremur. Nos igitur. The text is at several points unsatisfactory.
  • 3. i.e. the usual subscription in the margin at the beginning is wanting.
  • 4. The usual subscription in the margin, presumably that of ‘Ja. Lucensis,’ is wanting.
  • 5. Apparently a device for writing ‘Fabricius scripsit.’ The ordinary subscription is simply ‘Fabricius.’ as passim.
  • 6. Not ‘of the diocese of York.’
  • 7. Henricus dux Norforchie consanguineus germanus tuus.
  • 8. per felicis recordationis Ricium quondam Dunelmem. [sic] episcopum. The pope's own recapitulation of the bishop's letters has: per bone memorie Robertum olim episcopum Dunelmen.