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Lateran Regesta 789: 1478-1479

Pages 633-642

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

8 Sixtus IV.

De Diversis.

1478.
3 Non. Nov.
(3 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 3r.)
To George Fythhugh [sic], clerk, of the diocese of York. Dispensation to him (who lately, alleging himself to be in his fifteenth year, was dispensed by papal authority to receive and retain as soon as he reached his sixteenth year any benefice with cure, even if a parish church, etc., or a dignity, etc., and to resign it, etc.; who is of noble birth, is in or about his seventeenth year, and is a kinsman of king Edward), as soon as he reaches his eighteenth year to receive and retain for life with the said benefice one other benefice, and after completing his twentieth year any two other benefices, or if he resign such three benefices any three other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches etc., or dignities etc., and to resign them, etc.; provided that of such three incompatible benefices not more than two be parish churches or perpetual vicarages. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. [2½ pp.]
1478[–9].
3 Id. Jan.
(11 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 14v.)
To Simon Bapster, a brother of the hospital of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ospringge, of the order of Crutched friars, (fn. 2) in the diocese of Canterbury, M.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life a benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church, etc., and to resign it, etc. Religionis zelus, vite etc. [1 p.]
6 Non. March.
(2 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 50r.)
To Elizabeth Hiltun, prioress of the monastery of Blessed Mary and St. John Baptist, Godstow, O.S.B., in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult, as below. Her recent petition contained that on the voidance by the death of Mary Broune extra R.c. of the prioressship of the said monastery (in which there is an abbess, a prioress and a sub-prioress, besides the other nuns and officers) she, who had made her profession, was elected prioress by the convent, or by the greater part thereof, and had the election confirmed by Alice Nunij, (fn. 3) the abbess (the confirmation of the election of the sub-prioress belonging by ancient custom to the abbess), by her ordinary authority, and in virtue of the said election and confirmation obtained possession of the prioressship, and has held it for more than seven years. The said petition added that inasmuch as a suit has arisen between the said Alice and Margaret More, a nun of the said monastery, about the rule and administration of the same, and is pending before a papal auditor, the said Elizabeth fears lest if the said Margaret win against Alice (fn. 4) she will molest the said Elizabeth, the pope hereby grants indult to her, who has dwelt in the said monastery for more than thirty-five years, that she may remain for life in the adminstration of the said prioressship, and cannot be removed therefrom without reasonable and lawfulcause. Religionis etc. [1⅓ pp. + See above, pp. 32 and 431.]
1479.
15 Kal. May.
(17 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 51r.)
To John Jurdan, rector of Bromham in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church any one other benefice, and if he resign the said church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches, etc., and to resign them, etc. Vite etc. [1½ pp.]
1478[–9].
5 Id. Jan.
(9 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 67v.)
To Thomas Yonge, a monk of St. Cuthbert's, Durham, O.S.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure, etc., as above, f. 14v. Religionis etc. [1 p.—]
Prid. Id. Jan.
(12 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 68r.)
To John Aurifabri alias Goldsmyth, perpetual vicar of Estilbode [recte Estiwode] in the diocese of Glasgow, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is also a bachelor of decrees, to receive with the said vicarage any one other benefice, or if he resign the said vicarage any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if they be parish churches, etc., and, if they be parish churches or perpetual vicarages, to retain them for seven years only, if not, to retain them for life, and to resign them, etc. Litterarum scientia, vite etc. [2 pp. See above, Reg. Lat. DCCLXXXVIII f. 176r.]
8 Kal. Feb.
(25 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 71r.)
To William Bishcope, (fn. 5) rector of Hardewyk in the diocese of Ely. Dispensation to receive and retain with the said church any one other benefice, etc., as above, f. 51r. Vite etc. [2 pp.]
6 Kal. Feb.
(27 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 73r.)
To Thomas Croke, layman, of the diocese of York. Grant and indult at his petition, to exercise for life in any courts and causes the office of notary which was conferred on him after he had contracted marriage with a widow, as if he had been married to a virgin. Sincere deuotionis affectus. [¾ p.]
1479.
15 Kal. May.
(17 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 77r.)
To Robert Knyght, (fn. 6) rector of Trottescliue in the diocese of Rochester, (fn. 7) bachelor of laws. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church any one other benefice etc., as above f. 51r. Litterarum etc. [1¼ pp.]
1478.
7 Id. Sept.
(7 Sept.)
Bracciano.
(f. 91r.)
Dispensation, at the petition of William Hastyngis, nobleman, lord of the place de Hastyngis of the diocese of Lincoln (containing that he desires George Talbot, layman, a noble boy, of the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, who is in his ninth year, and Anne, a noble girl, daughter of the said William, of the diocese of Lincoln, who is in her tenth year, to marry, notwithstanding that they are related in the third and third degrees of kindred), for the said George and Anne to contract espousals forthwith (ex nunc), and when they reach the lawful age, to contract marriage per verba legitime de presenti. Ad futuram (fn. 8)rei mem. Consueta sedis apostolice benignitas. [1¼ pp.]
16 Kal. Nov.
(17 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 100r.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Bordesley, in the diocese of Worcester. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of William, abbot of Ebeschm [sic], O.S.B., in the diocese of Worcester, contained that when after his election by the convent he was, according to custom, borne to the high altar with great rejoicing and tumult, (fn. 9) John Norton, prior, and the convent extorted from him an oath that he would allow the said John to possess for life in peace the office of prior, and restore the office of chamberlain to the prior and convent, as the said abbot William's predecessor had done, so that he should not reserve to himself the said or other office; that if any chamber or infirmary became vacant, such chamber or infirmary, with all its furniture, goods and jewels, should remain to older monks who were without a chamber; and that he would observe and perform divers other things. The said petition adding that the foregoing and divers other things which the said abbot promised to perform are greatly prejudicial to the monastery, and if performed would open the way to disobedience on the part of the monks, and that the abbot would be subject to them, rather than they to him; and alleging that it was also to avoid scandal and shame that he took the said oath, the pope hereby orders the above abbot of Bordesley to summon prior John and the convent and others concerned, and if he find the foregoing to be true, to relax the said oath, and declare the said abbot not to be bound to observe it. Justis et humilibus supplicum votis. [2 pp.—]
5 Id. Sept.
(9 Sept.)
Bracciano.
(f. 111r.)
To Peter Courtenay, dean of Exeter. Absolution (the pope intending to make provision to him this day of the see of Exeter) from all sentences, censures etc., to the end that such provision etc. may take affect. Apostolice sedis indefessa clementia. [½ p. +]
9 Kal. Oct.
(23 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 114r.)
To Ralph Gartsid(e), rector of St. Andrew's in Holborn, in the diocese of London. Dispensation to him (who was lately, when in his nineteenth year, dispensed by papal authority to receive thenceforth (ex tunc) any benefice with cure or requiring priest's orders, even if a parish church, etc., and to resign it, etc.; and who is now in or about his twenty-third year, and holds inter alia the above church) to receive and retain henceforth (ex nunc) and for life with the said church any other benefice, and if he resign the said church any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches, etc., and to resign them, etc. Vite etc. [2½ pp.—]
7 Kal. Sept.
(26 Aug.)
Bracciano.
(f. 139v.)
To William Oduygyn, a canon of Killaloe. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Elina Bottiller, mulier, of the diocese of Ossory, contained that she was carnally known by a man related to her in the fourth degree of kindred, she being aware of the said impediment, and that she afterwards contracted marriage per verba legitime de presenti with another man, and consummated it, and had offspring by both, and that after the death of both she received the veil and habit wont to be worn by nuns of the monastery de Bello portu alias de Kyllaylyhyn, O.S.A., in the said diocese, not from the abbess, nor from the diocesan, but from another bishop, (fn. 10) made to him the regular profession wont to be made by the said nuns, and has lived, as she still does, with the other nuns as one of them. (fn. 11) The said petition adding that Elina, who is of noble birth, grieves about the foregoing and wishes to do penance, the pope hereby orders the above canon to absolve her from the said incest, enjoining a salutary penance, etc., and dispense her to make the said profession, if unlawfully made, and receive the said veil and habit, and to be appointed abbess of any monastery of the said order provision of which shall be made to her, and rehabilitate her. Sedes apostolica, pia mater. [1¼ pp.]
8 Id. Oct.
(8 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 148v.)
To Richard Hauley, a monk of St. Edburga's, Pershore, O.S.B., in the diocese of Worcester. Dispensation to receive and retain with his monk's portion any benefice with or without cure, etc., as above, f. 14v. Religionis etc. [4/5 p.]
3 Id. Oct.
(13 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 149v.)
To William Reue, rector of Ottham in the diocese of Canterbury. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church any one other benefice, etc., as above, f. 51r. Vite etc. [1½ pp.]
9 Kal. Nov.
(24 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 150v.)
To William Clyfton, clerk, of the diocese of York. Indult to him, who is of knightly birth and is in his fourteenth year, to receive henceforth (ex nunc) and retain for life any canonries and prebends of any cathedral, even metropolitan, and collegiate churches, even canonries and prebends requiring priest's orders, and to resign them, etc. As soon as he reaches the lawful age he is to have himself promoted to priest's orders on account of such canonries and prebends as require them. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. [1½ p.—]
6 Kal. Nov.
(27 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 152v.)
To John Bayly, prior of the monastery of Munk[t]unfarleygh, O.S.B., in the diocese of Salisbury. Indult for ten years to take the fruits etc. of the said priory whilst residing in the Roman court or in one of his benefices, and not to be bound meanwhile to reside in the said monastery. Religionis etc. [1½ pp.]
14 Kal. Jan.
(19 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 154v.)
To Richard Stayndrope, a canon of the priory of Royston, O.S.A., in the diocese of London. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with or without cure, etc., as above f. 14v. Religionis etc. [1 p. +]
1478[–9].
Prid. Id. Feb.
(12 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
f. 162r.)
To John Alston, rector of Burnham in the diocese of York. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church any one other benefice, etc., as above, f. 51r. Vite etc. [1¾ pp.]
1478.
6 Kal. Nov.
(27 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 205r.)
To Adam Groue, perpetual chaplain called a chantry priest (fn. 12) in the parish church of St. Peter, Challsunt [sic], in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who holds the said chapel called a chantry, (fn. 13) which has cure, to receive and retain for life therewith any one other benefice, etc., as ibid. Vite etc. [2 pp.]
16 Kal. Dec.
(16 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 210r.)
To Thomas Lee, rector of St. Mary's, Ewelme, in the diocese of Lincoln, S.T.M. Dispensation to him, who is a priest, to receive and retain for life with the said church, etc., as ibid. Litterarum etc. [1¾ pp.]
9 Kal. Nov.
(24 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 211r.)
To William Dee, rector of Auendorset in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. The like. Vite etc. [2 pp.]
3 Non. Dec.
(3 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 212r.)
To John Vest, a monk of St. Mary's, Glastonbury (Glasconie), O.S.B., in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Dispensation to him (who, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of an unmarried noble, a baron, and an unmarried woman, has been duly promoted to all holy, even priest's orders) to receive any benefice with or without cure wont to be held by monks of the order of St. Benedict, even if a priory etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and to be elected to any abbatial dignity of the said order, etc., notwithstanding the said defect, etc. Religionis etc. [12/3 pp.]
18 Kal. Dec.
(14 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 239r.)
To John Wymark, perpetual vicar of Ocam in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage any one other benefice, etc., as above, f. 51r. Litterarum etc. [1½ pp. +]
13 Kal. Nov.
(20 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 241v.)
To Hugh Gryndon, perpetual vicar of St. Michael's, Appilby, in the diocese of Carlisle. The like. Vite etc. [1½ pp.]
1478[–9].
6 Id. Feb.
(8 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 244v.)
To Christopher Hudilston, clerk, of the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who is in his eighteenth year and is of noble birth, to receive and retain any benefice with cure, even if a parish church, etc., or a dignity, etc., notwithstanding the said defect, etc. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. [1 p. +]
3 Non. March.
(5 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 246r.)
To Thomas Bowde, rector of Kelsall in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is a member of the household of the prince of Wales, to receive and retain for life with the said church any one other benefice etc., as above, f. 51r. Litterarum etc. [14/5 pp.]
Id. Feb.
(13 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 258v.)
To the priors of Achmeckart and Siartkerach [sic], in the diocese of Ossory, and Nicholas Wythe, a canon of Ossory Mandate, as below. The recent petition of John Hedian, dean of Cashel, contained that although he obtained the said deanery collated to him by papal authority, and held possession for some time in peace, Edmund Marees, a canon of the same church, falsely alleging that it belonged to him under pretext of certain surreptitious letters extorted by him from the present pope, brought the said John before the archbishop of Cashel, (fn. 14) executor of the said letters, as he alleged, and (after the said archbishop had proceeded, short of a conclusion) before William Omeachar, a canon of the said church, by commission from the said archbishop; that, although it was alleged and proved by the said John, before the said canon that the said William (recte Edmund) Maurees was under sentence of excommunication, the said canon, wrongfully proceeding, promulgated an unjust definitive sentence (which was null) in favour of Edmund and against John, from which the latter appealed to the apostolic see; and that afterwards the said parties swore to accept the arbitration of certain laymen, who made an unjust award by which they ordered the said John to give and pay certain goods etc. to the said Edmund, and awarded the latter a prebend of the deanery called the benefice of Balleclerethun. (fn. 15) At the said petition of the said John, who alleges that he has been prevented by a lawful impediment from prosecuting his appeal within the lawful time, the pope hereby orders the above three to summon the said Edmund and others concerned, relax the oath of the said John, and, if the find to be true what is set forth in regard to the said impedimen hear both sides and decide what is just, without appeal, causing their decision to be observed by ecclesiastical censure. Humilibus supplicum etc. [21/5 pp. See above, p. 54.]
Ibid.
(f. 259v.)
To the bishop of Ossory, the prior of Kells (de Kellis), and the precentor of Ossory. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Peter Moting, perpetual vicar of St. Mary's, Callan, in the diocese of Ossory, bachelor of decrees, contained that although he was lawfully presented by the true lay patron of the said church, on its voidance by the death of William Kyvve extra R.c., to the late David bishop of Ossory and by him instituted, and although in virtue of such presentation and institution he canonically obtained possession of the said vicarage, the said bishop afterwards instituted as perpetual vicar Dermisius [sic] Oclere, a canon of Ossory, (who alleged himself to have been presented to the said bishop by another whom he falsely stated to be the true patron), and ordered and caused the said Dermisius [sic] to be inducted into possession by the vice-gerent of the archdeacon of Ossory, wherefore the said Peter appealed to the apostolic see; that the said bishop, in contempt of the appeal, removed Peter from possession, even invoking the aid of the secular arm against him; and that the parties afterwards agreed to accept, under penalty, the award of certain arbitrators, who made an unjust award in favour of Dermisius [sic] and against Peter, which, from fear of the said penalty, he did not contradict, nor did he accept it. (fn. 16) At the said petition, therefore, of the said Peter, who alleges that he has been prevented by a lawful impediment from prosecuting his appeal within the lawful time, the pope hereby orders the above three, if they find to be true what is set forth in regard to the said impediment, to summon the said Dermisius [sic] and others concerned, (fn. 17) 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 supplicum etc. [1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 260v.)
To the dean, the archdeacon, and the treasurer of Leighlin. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Thady, bishop of Down and Connor, contained that although he obtained the priory of St. Catherine, Waterford, O.S.A., which is united by papal authority to his episcopal mensa, and held and possessed it for some time in peace, William Wirchedu [sic], a canon of the said monastery, falsely alleging that the priory became void by the said bishop's consecration, and that provision thereof ought to be made to him under pretext of certain surreptitious papal letters extorted by him from the present pope, got provision made to him by the executor thereof, without the said bishop being cited, etc., despoiled the said bishop thereof, intruded himself, and holds unlawful possession, taking the fruits, etc. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above three to summon the said William 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 supplicum etc. [1½ pp. See above, pp. 38 and 616.]
Prid. Non.
March.
(6 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 269v.)
To Thomas Goer, a brother of the hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr de Acon, London, of the order of Cruciferi. Dispensation to him (whom Paul II dispensed to receive and retain any benefice with cure wont to be held by secular clerks, etc., and to resign it, etc.), to receive and retain for life with such benefice any one other benefice, and without such benefice any two other benefices, with or without cure, wont to be held by such clerks, even if parish churches, etc., and to resign them, etc. Religionis etc. [21/5 pp. See Cal. Papal Letters, Vol. XII, p. 508.]
7 Id. Sept.
(7 Sept.)
Bracciano.
(f. 282r.)
To Henry Sherard, rector of South Croxton in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said church of South [sic] any one other benefice, etc., as above, f. 51r. Vite etc. [1¾ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 283r.)
To Thomas Wade, perpetual vicar of Barogh in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The like. Vite etc. [1½ pp.]
5 Id. Nov.
(9 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 301r.)
To Simon archbishop of Patras, residing in the Roman court. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Thomas Pittecok, a canon of the priory of St. James, Bokenham, O.S.A., in the diocese of Norwich, contained that on the voidance of the perpetual vicarage of Holy Cross, Wesignate [sic], in the diocese of Canterbury, by the resignation of the late Nicholas Bubbeweyeh [sic] to Thomas archbishop of Canterbury, the said archbishop made de facto collation and provision of the said vicarage, which is wont to be governed by secular clerks, to the said Thomas when bound by ecclesiastical censure (inasmuch as he had worn, thinking it was lawful for him to do so, and was then wearing, the habit wont to be worn by canons of the said priory under an honest priestly dress, like a secular priest, thereby incurring the note of apostasy and the ecclesiastical censures and pains pronounced against apostates by law and by the constitutions of Otto and Ottobon, sometime legates in England, and by the statutes of the said priory and order), and that under pretext of the said collation only he detained (as he still does) the said vicarage for between two and four years, without any dispensation, and afterwards for about twelve years, up to twenty years in all after the said collation, under a dispensation granted by Pius II (which was invalid, being without mention of the foregoing), in respect of which (the said pope having died before his letters were drawn up) letters of Paul II were afterwards expedited, taking the fruits, likewise de facto, thereby incurring disability. The said collation and provision being therefore without force, and the said vicarage being still void as above, the pope, at the said petition, hereby orders the above archbishop to absolve the said Thomas from the note of apostasy and the said censures and pains, enjoining a salutary penance, etc., dispense him on account of irregularity, and rehabilitate him, and in the event of so doing to collate and assign to him the said vicarage, value 4 marks sterling. The pope further dispenses him to receive and retain it, but before the above archbishop Simon proceeds to the execution of these presents, Thomas is to resign the vicarage to him. Sedes apostolica, pia mater. (N. xxxv. Octauo Kal. Decembris anno ottauo. Garilliati.) [2¾ pp. See Cal. Papal Letters, Vol. XII, p. 426, and the next following.]
1478.
6 Kal. Dec.
(26 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 304r.)
To Thomas Pittecok, perpetual vicar of Holy Cross, Westgate, in the diocese of Canterbury. Dispensation, at his recent petition (containing that he, who has made his profession of the order of St. Augustine, and holds the said vicarage by canonical collation, cannot quietly serve the said church, which is wont to be governed by secular clerks, and remain therein, whilst publicly wearing the habit of the canons regular), so that, as long as he holds the said vicarage and serves the said church, whilst wearing over the said habit an honest robe or other black priestly dress, not to be bound otherwise to wear the habit wont to be worn by the said canons, without any note of apostasy and without incurring any ecclesiastical censure. (fn. 18)Religiosarum personarum. [4/5 p. See the preceding.]
6 Id. Oct.
(10 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 336v.)
To Thomas Byrde, perpetual vicar of Heuinton [sic] by Sydyngborn, in the diocese of Canterbury. Dispensation to him, who is also a B.A., to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage any one other benefice, or without them (fn. 19) any two other benefices, etc., as above, f. 51r. Vite etc. [22/3 pp.]
18 Kal. Dec.
(14 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 338v.)
To John Taylar, perpetual vicar of Hullaw[n]ton (fn. 20) in the county [of] Wilts (in comitatu Wilsthuye (fn. 21) ), in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to receive and retain for life with the said vicarage any one other benefice, etc., as above, f. 51r. Vite etc. [22/3 pp.]
9 Kal. Nov.
(24 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 357r.)
To Christopher Sayntlo, rector of Camlerton in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The like. Vite etc. [1½ pp.]
3 Non. Nov.
(3 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 358r.)
To John Knoyell, rector of Collesdon in the diocese of Winchester. The like. Vite etc. [1½ pp.]
6 Kal. Nov.
(27 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 359r.)
To John Irby, rector of Gilden Norton in the diocese of Norwich, bachelor of decrees. The like. Litterarum etc. [1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 359v.)
To John Ferrer, a brother of the house called the house of Bonshommes de Egyndon [sic] (fn. 22) in the county of Wilts (Wilschyrie), living under the rule of St. Augustine, in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to receive and retain for life a benefice, etc., as above, f. 14v. Religionis etc. [¾ p.]
1478.
4 Kal. Nov.
(29 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 361r.)
To the archdeacon of Gloucester and the warden of the church of Westbury in the diocese of Worcester. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Thomas Joliffe, warden of the church of Elmeley sub Castro and all the parishioners of the parish church of Newynton, in the diocese of Worcester, contained that although the bodies of those who die in the parish of the parish church of Newynton (which, with certain adjacent vills, is united to the capitular mensa of the said church of Elmeley) have been from time immemorial borne for burial to the church of the monastery of Pershore, O.S.B., in the said diocese, nevertheless, on account of floods, especially in winter, they cannot be borne thither without great inconvenience; and alleged that the said church of Newynton has all parochial insignia. The pope, therefore, hereby orders the above two to summon the abbot and convent of the said monastery and others concerned, and if they find the facts to be as stated, and provided that the abbot and convent consent, to ordain that in future for ever such bodies may be buried in the said church of Newynton or in its cemetery, without the licence of the ordinary or other being required. The said parishioners shall be bound to pay to the said abbot and convent one ducat and a half a year as compensation. Circa ea nostre mentis continue versatur intentio. [1 p.]

Footnotes

  • 1. On the back of the volume: Anno 8. Lib. 1. On an end paper at the beginning of the volume: ‘R(ecipe) Juli, P.,’ ‘Rubricatus’ (this word is not in the same writing as the order given by ‘P.’), and ‘Recepit me Julius Manelli, meque idem rubricauit, 1479.’
  • 2. ordinis beate Marie Cruciferorum.
  • 3. vaguely written.
  • 4. tu dubitas quod forsan dicta Margareta, si contingat eam Alitiam [sic prefatam super huiusmodi abbatissatu cuincere, te super dicto priorissatu molestabit.
  • 5. Corrected, and the final result not clear.
  • 6. Corrected from ‘Knygtht.’
  • 7. Rossen; recte Roffen.
  • 8. Corrected from perpetuam.
  • 9. cumcum ingenti gaudio et magno tumultu ut est moris deferretur.
  • 10. sed ab alio antistite.
  • 11. ac inter alias ut monialis conuersata est prout de presenti conuersatur.
  • 12. perpetuo capellano cantario nuncupato.
  • 13. perpetuam capellaniam cantariam nuncupatam.
  • 14. coram Wilhelmo venerabili fratre nostro archiepiscopo Casselen., b Wilhelmo is cancelled and initialled Jo. i.e. Jo. Gerona the corrector.
  • 15. ac prebendam dicti decanatus beneficium de Balleclerethun nuncupatam eide Edmundo adiudicarunt.
  • 16. cui quidem arbitrio dictus Petrus timore pene predicte minime contradixit nec illud recepit.
  • 17. In the preceding mandate these two clauses are in the inverse order.
  • 18. tecum ut quamdiu vicariam ipsam obtinueris et dicte ecclesie illius ratione deseruiueris supra habitum huiusmodi canonicorum honestam togam seu aliam vestem presbyteralem nigri coloris gestando absque cuiusuis apostasie nota et aliquarum ecclesiasticarum censurarum incursu ad habitum per canonicos predictos gestari solitum aliter gestandum non tenearis.
  • 19. vel sine illis, a slight variant from the usual form.
  • 20. The second letter was a, which is either cancelled or corrected to i. In the text of the bull, however, it is ‘Hullawnton.’
  • 21. The fourth letter has been corrected, possibly from ‘l,’ and others might evidently have been corrected with advantage. In the text of the bull it is much the same, viz. in comitatu Vylsthuye, it being hardly possible to read Vylschirye, i.e. of Wiltshire. Cf. below f. 359v.
  • 22. So also spelt in the text of the bull.