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Lateran Regesta 769: 1476-1477

Pages 539-547

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 13, 1471-1484. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1955.

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In this section

Lateran Regesta, Vol. DCCLXIX. (fn. 1)

6 Sixtus IV.

De Diversis.

1476[–7].
6 Kal. Feb.
(27 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 61r.)
To John Cambrigge, a canon of the priory of St. Mary, Anglesey, O.S.A., in the diocese of Ely. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be held by secular clerks, even if a parish church etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, when he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum. [4/5 p.]
1476[–7].
Ibid.
(f. 63v.)
To Edward Peyton, rector of the parish church of Gamlyngay in the same diocese. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, to receive and retain for life with the said church one other benefice, and without that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches etc., or dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. [1⅓ pp.]
Kal. Feb.
(1 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 66r.)
To William Worsley, archdeacon of Nottingham (Montinghamie) in the diocese of York, doctor of laws. Dispensation, as below. Paul II dispensed him to receive and retain for life with the parish church of Eykeryng (recte Pykeryng) in the diocese of York any other benefice, or if he resigned that church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches etc., or dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased. The pope now dispenses him, who holds with the said church of Eykeryng [sic] the said archdeaconry Montinghamie [sic] in virtue of the said dispensation, to receive and retain with them for life any third benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., or a dignity etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases; provided that of such three benefices not more than two be parish churches, etc. Litterarum scientia, vite etc. [1½ pp. See Cal. Papal Lett. XII, p. 311.]
1476.
12 Kal. Oct.
(20 Sept.)
Foligno.
(f. 77r.)
To John Rande, rector of the parish church of Scuryton in the diocese of York. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church one other benefice, etc., as above, f. 63v. Vite etc. [2 pp.—]
7 Id. Dec.
(7 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 92r.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of William Geoei (?), (fn. 2) layman, and Joan Symkok, mulier, of his diocese, contained that although they contracted marriage per verba de presenti, after the banns had been published according to the custom of the country, and desired to solemnize it in church, and although no one opposed it, and there was no impediment, the present rector of Falkston’ in the said diocese, whose parishioners they are, refused to permit the marriage to be solemnized, and still refuses. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above archbishop to summon the said rector and others concerned, and if he find the facts to be as stated, to compel the said rector by ecclesiastical censure, without appeal, to permit the said marriage to be solemnized in church, as above. Justis supplicum. [¾ p.]
1476[–7].
15 Kal. Feb.
(18 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 112r.)
To William Syllers, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is in his seventeenth year, to receive and retain, as soon as he attains his eighteenth year, any benefice with cure or otherwise requiring priest's orders, even if a parish church etc., or a dignity etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. [1½ pp.]
1476[–7].
6 Kal. Feb.
(27 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 112v.)
To John Jonys, rector of the parish church [of] Dawntesey in the diocese of Salisbury, S.T.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church any other benefice etc., as above, f. 63v. Litterarum scientia, vite etc. [2 pp.]
Kal. Feb.
(1 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 114r.)
To the bishop of Lincoln, the abbot of St. Mary's, Wardon, in the diocese of Lincoln, and the archdeacon of Rochester. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Robert Wilde, rector of the parish church of Wrastelyngworth in the diocese of Lincoln, contained that the abbess and convent of the monastery without Algate, London, of the order of St. Clare, and Richard Aylysh[a]m, rector of the parish church of Hatleport alias Beryehateley in the same diocese of Lincoln, falsely alleging that certain parishioners and tithes lawfully belonging to the church of Wrastelyngworth belong to the said monastery and church of Hatleport, and that the late Thomas Thorpe, then rector of Wrastely[n]gworth, had wrongfully taken them away, (fn. 3) brought the said Thomas before Thomas Wynterbron’, auditor-general of causes of the court of Thomas, cardinal priest of St. Ciriac's in T[h]ermis, archbishop of Canterbury by grant and dispensation of the apostolic see, and legate of the said see in those parts, and that upon the death of the said Thomas Thorpe, the said auditor, wrongfully proceeding in the cause, and without citing the late William Watson, who had succeeded the said Thomas Thorpe in the said church of Wrastelyngworth, but in his absence, not through contumacy, promulgated de facto an unjust definitive sentence in favour of the said abbess and convent and Richard, and against the said William; and that, after the death of the said William, the said auditor, both ex officio and at the instance of the said abbess and convent and Richard, threatened to compel the said parishioners to go to the said church of Hatleport to hear divine offices and receive the Sacraments, and to pay tithes to the said abbess and convent, wherefore the said Robert, who succeeded the said William in the said church of Wrastelyngworth, as soon as he heard thereof, appealed to the apostolic see, and subsequently petitioned the pope to commit the cause of the said appeal, that of the nullity of the whole process and of the sentence of the said auditor, and that of the principal matter, to some upright men in those parts. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above three to summon the said abbess and convent and Richard and others concerned, hear both sides, and, taking cognizance of the principal matter also, decide what is just, without appeal, causing their decision to be observed by ecclesiastical censure. Humilibus etc. [2 pp.]
4 Non. Jan.
(2 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 119v.)
To Archibald Quhytlals [sic], archdeacon of Lothian (Lawdonie) in the church of St. Andrews. Indult to him (who is a secretary of James, king of Scots, and is in his sixtieth year, and who, being continually in the service of the said king, cannot make in person the visitation which is due by reason of the said archdeaconry), to visit for life by deputy the churches etc. of his said archdeaconry, which is a non-major dignity with cure, and receive the procurations in ready money, provided that they do not exceed 30 [gros] tournois of silver a day, 12 to the gold florin of Florence. Meruit tue devotionis sinceritas.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Aberdeen and Girghenti (Agrigenten.) and the abbot of Holyrood near Ednyburcht [sic] [in the diocese] of St. Andrews. Hodie dilecto filio Artibaldo [sic] Quhythaus [sic]. [21/5 pp.]
10 Kal. Jan.
(20 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 120v.)
To John Lokhart, priest, of the diocese of Glasgow. Reservation to him (who is a priest, and who has this day ceded to the pope the suit pending before Master Anthony de Grassis, a papal auditor, between him and Robert Blakadir, clerk, of the diocese of St. Andrews, about the parish church of Lesuade in the said diocese [of St. Andrews], and all right in or to the said church), of a yearly pension for life of 10 marks of the money of Scotland, making 4l. sterling, on the fruits etc., value not exceeding 40l. sterling, of the said church, to be paid to him by the said Robert (who has consented by his proctor, Lambertus Drenthedel, clerk, of the diocese of Osnaburg) and by his successors, half at St. John Baptist's and half at Christmas; with the usual sanctions for non-payment. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the provosts of the churches of Holy Trinity and St. Giles, Edymburch, in the diocese of St. Andrews, and Stephen Gouppil, a canon of Chartres (Carnoten.) Hodie dilecto filio Johanni Lokhart. [3 pp.—. See below, f. 201v.]
15 Kal. Feb.
(18 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 126r.)
To Simon Massyngham alias Stalworth (?), (fn. 4) rector of the parish church of Sylkwylowby in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church any other benefice, etc., as above, f. 63v. Litterarum etc. [14/5 pp.]
6 Kal. Feb.
(27 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 128v.)
To John Stanfeld, a monk of the monastery of St. Edmund, king and Martyr, Bury, O.S.B., in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who is a priest, to receive and retain any benefice with or without cure, etc., as above, f. 61r. Religionis etc. [1 p. +]
15 Kal. Feb.
(18 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 134r.)
To Alexander Vaus, priest, of the diocese of Aberdeen. Reservation (he having ceded to Thomas, bishop of Aberdeen, all right in or to a canonry of Aberdeen and the prebend of Rethven therein, provision of which had been made to him by authority of the ordinary, and about which a suit had arisen between him and Andrew Steuart, a canon of the said church) of a yearly life pension of 40 marks of the usual money of Scotland, upon, and amounting to a third part of, the fruits etc. of the said canonry and prebend, to be paid by the said Andrew (who has consented by his proctor, Nicholas de Castello, an abbreviator of apostolic letters) and by his successors, half at Christmas and half at St. John Baptist's; with the usual sanctions for nonpayment. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Girghenti, the archdeacon of Lothian (Lodonii) in St. Andrews, and the official of St. Andrews. Hodie dilecto filio Alexandro Waus. [3⅓ pp.]
Kal. Feb.
(1 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 138r.)
To Thomas Stephyn, perpetual vicar of the parish church of Okehampton in the diocese of Exeter, S.T.M. Dispensation, as below. Paul II dispensed him to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage any other benefice … pleased, as above, f. 66r, mutatis mutandis. The pope now dispenses him to receive and retain for life with the said two incompatible benefices any third benefice with cure etc., as ibid. Litterarum etc. [2 pp.—]
4 Non. Feb.
(2 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 162r.)
To Richard Phillip, (fn. 5) rector of the parish church of Herbranston in the diocese of St. Davids (Meneven.), bachelor of decrees. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church any other benefice etc., as above, f. 63v. Litterarum etc. [2 pp.—.]
1476.
Prid. Id. Sept.
(12 Sept.)
Foligno.
(f. 167r.)
To Robert Runeton, rector of the parish church of Wyllynggaledo in the diocese of London. The like to him, who is a priest, and is studying in the university of Oxford. (fn. 6)Litterarum etc. [1½ pp.]
8 Kal. Oct.
(24 Sept.)
Foligno.
(f. 189v.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Mandate to dispense John Dygby, layman, and Catherin Bryffyn alias Bellors, mulier, of his diocese, to marry, notwithstanding that they are related in the second and third degrees of affinity, because Catherine's first husband and the said John were related in the second and third degrees of kindred. Oblate nobis. [4/5 p.]
16 Kal. Jan.
(17 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 196r.)
To Edmund Hampden, rector of the chapel called the wardenship of St. Mary Magdalen situate within the bounds of the parish of Kyngeston by Narbiton, in the diocese of Winchester, S.T.M. Relaxation, at his recent petition (containing that in the foundation of the said chapel, which is without cure, it is provided that the rector is bound to reside in person and celebrate masses and other divine offices, and that he cannot hold another benefice therewith), of the oath of residence which he has taken; with dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said chapel any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches etc., or dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. [1¼ pp.]
4 Non. Dec.
(2 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 196v.)
To John Rokke, clerk, perpetual beneficiary called the portionary of Kymmynhall in the parish church of Lygh, in the diocese of Worcester, bachelor of laws. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said portion of Kymmynhall, which has cure, any other benefice, etc., as above, f. 63v. Litterarum etc. [1½ pp.]
1476[–7].
Non. Jan.
(5 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 200v.)
To William Johannis, a canon of Llandaff (Laudanen. recte Landauen.). Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Philip Harewell, professed [brother] of the house of Asserugge called [the house] of Bonshommes living under the rule of St. Augustine, in the diocese of Lincoln, contained that lately, after he and the late Nicholas, a brother professed of the same house and in priest's orders, had long hated one another by reason of the blows and wounds which Nicholas had at divers times inflicted on two brothers of the said house, and of the threats and assault which he had made against Philip, even drawing his knife, both in choir and elsewhere, and after Philip, perceiving Nicholas's fury and malignity, had made up his mind as far as he could to avoid quarrelling with him, and, if that happened, to slay Nicholas rather than let himself be slain, it happened that Nicholas, after being charitably monished and corrected by the rector of the said house about certain excesses, uttered insulting and improper words against the said rector, wherefore Philip and Nicholas fell to quarrelling, so that, as Philip was trying to go through a certain door of the said house, Nicholas aimed a blow at him with a staff, and Philip, fearing violence and remem bering Nicholas's fury and malignity, drew his knife and wounded him, which done, after receiving the sacraments and pardoning Philip, Nicholas straightway departed this life. (fn. 7) The said petition adding that the said house has few priests who have professed the said order, and that Philip fears that, even after the absolution granted to him, (fn. 8) he will be unacceptable to the other brothers in the said house, and that if he were not accepted therein he would be obliged to wander about and beg, to the shame of the priestly dignity, and that he intends to offer prayers to God in the orders which he has received, the pope hereby order the above canon to absolve him from the crime of priest-slaying (fn. 9) , enjoining a salutary penance, etc., rehabilitate him and dispense him on account of irregularity incurred, if any, dispense him to minister in the orders which he has received, except in the ministry of the altar, and, in the event of so doing, cause him to be received or to remain in the said house, and to be treated therein with sincere charity, and to have his commons like another brother thereof. Sedis apostolice graciosa benignitas. [1½ pp.]
1476.
4 Id. Sept.
(10 Sept.)
Foligno.
(f. 201v.)
To John Lokhart, priest, of the diocese of Glasgow. Reservation (he having consented that David Hamylton, perpetual vicar of the parish church of Bathket in the diocese of St. Andrews, shall remain in peaceable possession of the said vicarage, provision of which each of them alleged to have been made to him, and about which litigation was about to take place between them), of a yearly pension for life of 10 marks of the money of Scotland, amounting to 3l. sterling, upon the fruits etc. of the said vicarage, the yearly value of which does not exceed 14l. sterling, to be paid by the said David (who has consented by his proctor, Henry Steynwlech [sic], provost of the church of St. George, Cologne) and his successors, half at Christmas and half at Easter; with the usual sanctions for non-payment. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the provosts of the churches of Holy Trinity and St. Giles, Edymburcht, in the diocese of St. Andrews, and Celsus de Millinis, a canon of the basilica of the Prince of the Apostles, Rome (de Urbe). Hodie dilecto filio Johanni Lohkart [sic]. [2 pp. See above, f. 120v.)
1476[–7].
15 Kal. Feb.
(18 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 227r.)
To William, abbot of SS. Mary and John the Evangelist's, Tychefeld, O. Praem., in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said or any other monastery any benefice with or without cure, etc., as above, f. 61r. Religionis etc. [1⅓ pp.]
6 Kal. Feb.
(27 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 252v.)
To Robert Wetwange, a canon of the priory of St. Gilbert, of the order of Sempyngham, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice etc., as ibid. Religionis etc. [1 p.—]
1476.
4 Kal. Sept.
(29 Aug.)
Foligno.
(f. 255r.)
To John Hervy, rector of the parish church of Browghton in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church any other benefice, etc., as above, f. 63v. Vite etc. [1¾ pp.]
8 Kal. Oct.
(24 Sept.)
Foligno.
(f. 270r.)
To Thomas Denys, rector of the parish church of St. John Baptist, West Wikham, in the diocese of Rochester. Dispensation to him, who is a priest, to receive and retain for life with the said church any other benefice, etc. as ibid. [12/3 pp.]
Non. Dec.
(5 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 291v.)
To the prior of St. Mary's, Monaincha (de Insula viventium), in the diocese of Killaloe (Laonien.) and Nicholas prior of Syrkyerayn in the diocese of Ossory, who is residing in the said diocese of Killaloe. (fn. 10) Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Odo Ykearball, prior of St. John Baptist's by le Naenhac, (fn. 11) O.S.A., in the diocese of Killaloe. contained that although provision was made to him by papal authority of the said priory, void by the deprivation (made by the said authority by Rory, prior of Lorrha (Fontis vivi de Locrach), in the said diocese, and Thady Olacuoyn and William Oduygyn, canons of Killaloe) of Maurice Okennedig, who was lawfully cited before them, and who spontaneously acquiesced in their definitive sentence, or void in any other way; and although in virtue of the said provision he obtained possession, and held it in peace for more than a year, nevertheless Maurice Oglesayn, clerk, of the said diocese, suggested to the pope that it had become and was void by the free resignation of the said Maurice Yokennedig [sic] made to the ordinary extraR.c., and admitted by the said ordinary by the aforesaid [papal] authority, although the said Odo, priest, had wrongfully detained possession of it for between one and three years in virtue of certain other papal letters (in which he alleged that the yearly value of the fruits etc. of the said priory did not exceed 50 marks sterling, whereas it is much more, although not more than 80 marks), and without any other title, wherefore the pope, circumvented by the said suggestion, ordered the dean and the official of Emly and Donald Macbryen, a canon of the same, to cause the said Maurice Oglesayn to be received as a canon of the said monastery, and the regular habit to be given to him, and receive his regular profession, and moreover, after having summoned the said Odo and others concerned, to collate (fn. 12) the said priory, which is conventual, whether it were void as aforesaid or in any other way, to the said Maurice Oglesayn. The said petition of Odo Ykearball added that the said Maurice Oglesayn called him (who at the time of the impetration of the said letters of the said Maurice Yglesayn was a canon of the said monastery, and had made his express profession of the said order), (fn. 13) not a canon professed and prior, but only a priest, and that the said priory became void, not by a later resignation, but by the said deprivation and removal, and that the said dean and canon Donald and official were deputed as judges outside the city and diocese of Killaloe, without any cause therefor being expressed, and that the said prior of Lorrha (Fontis vivi) and canons Thady and William, who made provision to Odo, as above, found that the fruits etc. of the said priory did not exceed 50 marks. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above two priors to summon the said Maurice Oglesayn and others concerned, and, if they find the facts to be as stated, to confirm the proceedings of the said prior of Lorrha (Fontisvivi) and canons Thady and William, and the said sentence, without appeal, and to declare null and void any proceedings taken under pretext of the said [later] letters, and the letters themselves, and any consequences thereof, and condemn the said Maurice Oglesayn in costs, invoking, as often as necessary, the aid of the secular arm. Humilibus supplicum votis. [2½ pp.]

Footnotes

  • 1. On the back of the volume: Anno 6. Libro 1.
  • 2. III written.
  • 3. subtraxissent, recte subtraxisset.
  • 4. Ill written.
  • 5. A long sloping stroke after ‘Phillip’ perhaps represents the ‘s’ of ‘Phillips.’
  • 6. ac in universitate studii Oxonien. actu studes.
  • 7. Exhibita siquidem nobis nuper pro parte Philippi Harewell domus de Asserugge bonorum hominum nuncupate Lincolniensis diocesis sub regula sancti Augustini degentium professoris petitio continebat quod dudum postquam ipse et quondam Nicolaus frater eiusdem domus ordinem ipsum expresse professus et in sacerdotio constitutus ob nonnullas percussiones et vulnera per dictum Nicolaum duobus fratribus dicte domus diuersis temporitus illata, necnon minatoria verba et insultum etiam euaginato cultello contra ipsum Philippum tam in ecclesie choro domus eiusdem quam alibi habita, longo tempore sese inuicem odio habuissent, ipseque Philippus, furorem et malignitatem ejusdem Nicolai animaduertens, statuisset in mente sua quantumcunque in eo esset cum eo ad rixas et contentionenem minime deuenire, et si quouis modo deueniret predictum Nicolaus, potius occidere quam se ab eo occidi permittere, euenit quod dictus Nicolaus, de quibusdam eius excessibus a rectore prefate domus caritate monitus et correctus, contra rectorem eundem aliqua contumeliosa et inhonesta verba protulit, propter que idem Philippus assistens dictum Nicolaum redarguit quod se ita gereret et taliter contra magistrum prelatum suum loqueretur, ex quo Philippus et Nicolaus prefati ad minnas [sic] et contentionem insimul deucnerunt, ita quod dictus Nicolaus ipsi Philippo quoddam hostium dicte domus pertransire volcnti fuit cum uno baculo ictum comminatus, ipseque Philippus timens sibi vim tunc inferri ac furoris et malignitatis dicti Nicolai non immemor, euaginato quem habebat cultello prefatum Nicolao vulnerauit, quo facto dictus Nicolaus, habitis tamen primitus ecclesiasticis sacramentis et eidem Philippo data venia, statim decessit.
  • 8. etiam post absolutionem sibi impensam.
  • 9. a reatu presbytericidii huiusmodi.
  • 10. dilectis filiis beate Marie de I. v. et in diocesi Laoniensi residenti Nicolao de S. monasteriorum per priores gubernari solitorum eiusdem et Ossoriensis diocesum prioribus.
  • 11. MS. a bar over the first a.
  • 12. conferrent, without the usual et assignarent.
  • 13. qui tempore impetrationis dictarum litterarum ipsius Mauritii Yglesayn canonicum [recte canonicus] dicti monasterii et prefatum ordinem expresse professus fuit.