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Regesta 310: 1379-1383

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Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 4, 1362-1404. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1902.

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2 Urban VI.

[De Curia.]

1380.
15 Kal. April.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 1.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate (whereas persons ecclesiastical and secular, of the realm of England, have carried thither from the Roman court, and there use, letters concerning dispensations for marriage and illegitimacy, indulgences for churches, unions of benefices, and other graces, fabricated under the pope's name and bull by the son (alumnum) of iniquity, Stephen de Cusentia, falsely pretending to be the pope's secretary) to compel all who have any such letters—and especially those concerning graces of expectations of benefices with excessive taxations and not accustomed to be granted, and concerning unions of benefices, or dispensations for marriage or illegitimacy, which it is not probable that the pope has granted, and which are probably suspect—to exhibit the same to him. Such as appear to him suspect, he is to have registered, and is to send as quickly as possible to the pope. (De curia.)
1379.
6 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 9.)
To Cosmatus Gentilis. Appointing him papal nuncio and collector and receiver in England—all previous nuncios, collectors, receivers, and sub-collectors being recalled and removed—of all fruits of benefices collated or to be collated on their voidance, by the pope or by papal authority, of annual cesses and of all other goods due or belonging to the pope, the Roman church and the camera. Peter's pence especially is to be exacted. Plenary faculty and power is given him to hear and examine the accounts of collectors and sub-collectors, or other persons, hitherto deputed, and to compel payment of the above dues and obedience by ecclesiastical censure without appeal, excommunication, citation to the apostolic see, and invocation of the secular arm. The pope wills that he shall not suffer a delay of more than two years in the payment of sums due, that he shall send to himself or to the chamberlain the names of the sub-collectors appointed by him, and that he shall render his accounts every two years. (De curia.) [2½ pp. cf. Reg. cccxi. f. 172d.]
1380.
Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 10d.)
To Robert de Hoo, canon of Lincoln. Appointing him nuncio and collector in the duchy of Brittany.
(De curia.)

3 Urban VI.

Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 13d.)
To Francis bishop of Faenza, dwelling at Rome, and Master Robert de Stratton, papal notary. Mandate, seeing that sons of perdition have presumed and do presume to challenge the pope's election and to sow (ponere) schism in the church of God, to diligently examine all such as they shall think fit of those who were present at the Roman court when Gregory XI. lay on his bed of sickness and departed this life, and at the time of the present pope's election and coronation and during two or three months thereafter, and to cause to be publicly taken down in writing for a perpetual memory their depositions and the depositions of any other cognisant of what was said and done concerning the said election and coronation by the then cardinals of the holy Roman church. (De curia.) [Raynaldi Ann. 1380 § 19; Noël Valois, La France et le Grand Schisme, 1896, I. 209, note.]
7 Id May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 16.)
To John de Karlellis, chancellor of Dublin, and William Pyroun or Pyroim, rector of Dounbyng in the diocese of Armagh, papal nuncios in Ireland. Mandate to cite to appear, with their accounts, before the pope or his chamberlain, at a time for the fixing of which faculty is hereby given, William, bishop of Emly, and John, bishop of Sodor, papal nuncios and collectors in Ireland, who have received and keep much money, rendering no account to the camera. (De curia.) [Diplomatarium Norvegicum, vii. 320; Theiner, 365.]
Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 21.)
To Master Cosmatus Gentilis, chancellor of Capua, licentiate in canon law, papal chaplain and nuncio. [Faculty] to him, whom the pope has deputed collector in England of dues to the camera, to compel all preachers (predicatores), [and] publishers (publicatores) of the processes lately made by the pope against the anti-pope Robert (Clement VII.) and his followers in England, Scotland and. Ireland, to assign sums received and to be received by them on that account to the society of the Guinisii, citizens of Lucca, dwelling in London (sic), or to their factors and practors. Of each assignment, the nuncio is to cause two public instruments and several duplicates to be made, keeping one and sending the other (reliquum) to the camera. Faculty is given to the said society to receive the money and to give acquittance, and to the nuncio to compel the said preachers and publishers to render and account. (De curia.) [Theiner, 365.]
Ibid.
(f. 21d.)
To the same. Power to assign sums received and to be received by him for the pope and the camera to the society of the Guinisii, citizens of Lucca, or their factors and proctors, dweilling in London. Instruments are to be made, and faculty is given to the said society, as above. (De curia.)
Ibid.
(f. 22.)
To bishops and all preachers and publishers of the above processes in the realms of England, Scotland and Ireland, who hold any sums whatsoever for the camera. Mandate to obey Master Cosmatus Gentilis, according to the contents of the papal letters addressed to him (f. 21), respecting and account of all sums received and to be received by them arising out of the said publication and preaching. (De curia.) [Theiner, 365.]
Ibid.
(f. 30d.)
To the society of the Guinisii, citizens of Lucca, merchants, [and] their factors and proctors dwelling in London. Faculty to receive and give acquittances for sums assigned to them by the nuncios and collectors and by preachers and publishers in England, Scotland and Ireland. (De curia.) [An eodem modo: ut supra proxima preceden[ti], i.e. an immediately preceding faculty, on the same page, to the society and their proctors at Bruges in regard to James Dardani, collector in Flanders.]
Ibid.
(f. 31.)
To papal nuncios in Ireland and Scotland. Mandate to assign, in obedience to the mandates and orders of Cosmatus Gentilis, etc. nuncio in England, all sums received by them to the society of the Guinisii, citizens of Lucca, dwelling in London (sic), or to their factors and practors. For each assignment they are to make duplicate instruments, keeping one and sending the other to the said collector to England, to be transmitted by him to the camera, to which they are likewise to render a yearly account. (De curia.) [Theiner, 366.]
Ibid.
(f. 31d.)
To the society of the Guinisii, citizens of Lucca, merchants, and their factors and proctors and proctors dwelling in London. Faculty to receive and give acquittances for sums assigned to them by the collectors and preachers in England, Scotland and Ireland. (De curia.) [An eodem modo: ut supra proxima, i.e. a faculty, immediately preceding, to the society and their proctors at Bruges in regard to the collector of Flanders.]
Ibid. To Master Cosmatus Gentilis, etc. papal nuncio. Faculty to order the collectors and nuncios in Scotland to assign all sums which they have or shall have to the society of the Guinisii, citizens of Lucca, or their factors and proctors dwelling in London, and to compel them by ecclesiastical censure, or the arrest of their persons and sequestration of ecclesiastical goods, invoking if necessary the aid of the secular arm, etc. Of each assignment made by them he is to have made two public instruments and several duplicates, keeping one and sending the others (reliqua) to the camera. (De curia.)
Ibid.
(f. 32.)
To all collectors and nuncios of Ireland and Scotland. Mandate to assign sums received and to be received by them for the camera to the society of the Guinisii, citizens of Lucca dwelling in London (sic), or to their factors and proctors, in obedience to the mandates and orders of Cosmatus Gentilis, etc. nuncio in England. Of each assignment they are to cause duplicate instruments to be made, keeping one and sending the other to the said collector, to be sent by him to the camera. A copy of their accounts is to be sent yearly to the camera. (De curia.)
Ibid.
(f. 32d.)
To Cosmatus Gentilis, etc. Mandate to inform himself touching the collector of Ireland, and see whether he has sent any moneys received by him as collector, and whether he is diligent in his office; upon which matters he is to certify the camera; likewise whether any of the prelates of Ireland do not obey him. If these things have occurred by his negligence, Cosmatus is to announce it to the pope and the officials of the camera by some honourable and fitting man. (De curia.)
6 Kal. June.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 34d.)
To John de Viridario, dean of St. Seurin without the walls, Bordeaux, doctor of canon law, papal nuncio. Faculty to him, as collector in the city and diocese of Bordeaux and the duchy of Aquitaine, to order collectors and nuncios in Aquitaine and all preachers against the anti-pope to assign all sums arising from such collectorships and preaching to the society of the Guinisii, citizens of Lucca, or their factors and proctors in England in the city of London, or in the town of Bruges, or to himself for transmission to the said merchants; and to compel, etc. as above, f. 31d. (De curia.)
Ibid.
(f. 35.)
To bishops and all preachers, etc. in the duchy of Aquitaine. Concurrent mandate to obey the said nuncio and collector. (De curia.)
Ibid.
(f. 36.)
To the society of the Guinisii, citizens of Lucca, merchants, and their factors and proctors in England in the city of London or the town of Bruges. Faculty in accordance with the above mandate, f. 34d, to receive and give acquittance to the collectors and preachers of Aquitaine for sums due to the camera. (De curia.)
Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 36.)
To John de Viridiano (i.e. Viridario), etc. Faculty to compel all preachers and publishers of the processes against the antipope in Bordeaux and Aquitaine to assign all moneys arising therefrom to the Guinisii, etc. (De curia.)
Ibid.
(f. 36d.)
To John de Viridario, etc. Faculty to assign sums received and to be received by him as collector in Bordeaux and Aquitaine for the camera to the society of the Guinisii, or their factors, etc. in the town of Bruges. (De curia.)
12 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 40.)
To John de Viridario, etc. Appointing him nuncio and collector in the city and diocese of Bordeaux and the duchy of Aquitaine. (De curia.) [Here in brief, on f. 77d in full.]
Id. May.
(f. 42.)
To Master Cosmatus Gentilis, etc. papal nuncio. Faculty as above, f. 31d, with a verbal difference: pecunias for Pecuniarum summus above. (De curia.)
6 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 42.)
To the society of the Guinisii. Faculty, as above f. 36, with verbal differences.
Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 42d.)
To Master Cosmatus Gentilis, etc. Mandate, as above f. 32d. (De curia.)
Ibid.
(f. 43.)
To the society of the Guinisii, etc. and their factors and proctors at London. Faculty to receive and give acquittance to the collectors and preachers of the realms of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, for sums due to the camera. (De curia.)
Ibid. To all nuncios in the duchy of Brittany. Mandate to assign to the society of the Guinisii, etc, at London or Bruges, or to their factors and proctors, all sums received and to be received by them, in obedience to the mandates and orders of Robert de Hoo, canon of Lincoln, papal nuncio in the duchy. Of each assignment they are to make duplicate instruments, keeping one and sending the other to the said collector, to be transmitted by him to the camera. A copy of their accounts is to be sent yearly to the camera. (De curia.)
Ibid. To the society of the Guinisii, etc. and their factors and proctors at London. Faculty, in accordance with the mandate to Robert de Hoo and the preachers in Brittany to receive and give acquittances for sums due to the camera from the collectors and preachers of Brittany. (De curia.)
Ibid. To the society of the Guinisii, etc. and their factors and their proctors in the town of Bruges. The like.
Ibid.
(f. 44.)
To Cosmatus Gentilis, etc. Power, as above, f. 21. (De curia.)
Ibid. To bishops and preachers in the realms of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Mandate, as above f. 22. (De curia.)
Ibid.
(f. 79.)
To bishops, John de Viridario, dean, etc. and all collectors, nuncios, preachers, and publishers of the processes against the antipope Robert. Mandate to assign sums collected by them for the camera, to the society of the Guinisii, citizens, etc. at London or Bruges, or to their factors and practors. For each assignment they are to cause duplicate instruments to be made, keeping one and sending the other to the said collector to be transmitted by him to the camera. A copy of their accounts is to be sent yearly to the camera.
Ibid.
(f. 79d.)
To the society of the Guinisii, citizens, etc. and their factors and proctors at London. Faculty to receive sums collected by John de Viridario and all collectors, preachers and publishers (as above) for the camera, and to give them acquittances.
Ibid.
(f. 80.)
To the same Guinisii and their factors and proctors in the town of Bruges. The like.
1381.
3 Non. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 96.)
To Michael de Guinisis of Lucca, merchant, at (sequenti) the Roman court. Approving two rolls of accounts with the camera of himself and his associates of the above society. The first roll, for the year 1380, indiction 3, an. 2 Urban VI. contains, among the items of payments, the following:—a loan to the camera of 200 florins of the camera, being money given to Sir James Dardani, clerk of the camera, and Sir Cosmatus Gentilis, clerk of the college [of cardinals], 6 April; a payment of 80 florins of the camera to Sir Thomas Bristou, Englishman, alike for a loan as for his burial, 2 Aug. This roll was approved by Litus, bishop of Imola, the pope's treasurer, 26 Jan. 1380, ind. 3, anno 2. Afterwards, on 2 March, Matthew Nutini of Lucca, associate of the above merchants, received in their name 1100l. sterling through Cosmatus Gentilis, collector of the camera in England, which amount reduced to the florin of the camera at the rate of 39 sterlings to the florin, makes 6769 florins 9 bolognoni, and this the said merchants had from the said collector up to 10 Dec. last past; this item is approved by the above treasurer on 2 March. The second roll, for the year 1380, ind. 3, anno 2 and 3 Urban VI., contains among the items of receipt the following:—From the collectorate of England without exact date mentioned, 3692 florins of the camera, 14s8. of Roman money. (Collatio [facta est] [7¾ pp.].
10 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 101d.)
To Cosmatus Gentilis, collector in England for the camera. Mandate to pay and assign out of sums collected by him, to Jacobellus Matheoli called Cachiatus, butcher (macellairo) a Roman citizen, 1000 gold florins of the camera, due to him from the camera for beef, pork and mutton (carnibus vacinis, porcinis et crastacinis, i.e., castratinis) for the papal palace and members of the papal household. Faculty is hereby given to Jacobellus to give acquittance, and information of the payment is to be sent to the camera by the nuncio who is to make the usual two instruments.
2 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 119.)
To the chapter and canons of York. Mandate to restore and to assign to Master Cosmatus Gentilis, papal collector, all the fruits of the deanery and certain other benefices formerly held by cardinals, who, as adherents of Robert the anti-pope, have, under processes made by the pope against them and him, been deprived of the cardinalate, their goods moveable and immoveable, and their benefices being confiscated to the camera; the said fruits being held in sequestration by the chapter and canons, who pretend from certain frivolous causes that they belong to themselves.
Ibid.
(f. 122d.)
To Master Cosmatus Gentilis, papal chaplain, licentiate in canon law, chancellor of Capua, papal nuncio. Faculty to admonish the archbishops of Canterbury and York, in consideration of the needs of the camera, to pay thereto without delay their triennial visitationes; and to order them to cite those intruded into the benefices, reserved to the apostolic see, of the rebellious cardinals, and to make restitution to the camera of all fruits received therefrom.
Ibid.
(f. 123.)
To the same, with the additional title of clerk of the college of cardinals. Faculty to appoint sub-collectors in the provinces of Ireland and Scotland. [Theiner, 366.]
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to make a composition with Nicholas Feriby, canon of York, respecting the fruits of the prebend of Stillington, which, by reason of two annates arising out of provisions made to two cardinals, his predecessors, and out of the provision made to the said Nicholas, is indebted (obligata) to the camera. He has faculty to give acquittance and to send moneys received to the camera.
Ibid. To the same. Faculty to make a composition with the executors of the will of John Welde, a Friar Minor; to exact and give acquittance for the sum agreed upon; and to sell his books which belong to the camera, and send moneys received therefor.

5 Urban VI.

1382.
2 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 268d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury, the abbot of Darley in the diocese of Lichfield, and another named out of England. Mandate to defend Master Richard Thorne, canon of York, bachelor of canon law, in the enjoyment of the privileges of a papal chaplaincy which has recently been conferred on him.
8 Id. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 268d.)
To Cosmatus Gentilis, clerk of the camera, nuncio. Faculty to receive and give acquittance for, absolving the people and commune of Florence from penalties incurred for hitherto non-payments, the sum of 40,000 florins (being part of a total of 250,000 gold florins of Florence, due to the pope under the treaty of peace between Florence, and the pope and the Roman church, of which 30,000 only have been paid; as is set forth in a letter on “fol. clxv.” to the priors of the arts and the commune of the city of Florence, dated St. Peter's, Rome, 8 Id. Feb. an. 4, referred to in the present letter) upon its being paid either to himself or to John Auchut (Hawkwood) of England, knight, whom with his men-at-arms the pope desires to draw to the service of himself and the Roman church.
7 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 289d.)
To Master Cosmatus [Gentilis] of Sulmona, provost of the church of Valva, papal chaplain and nuncio. Faculty to give acquittances, etc., to him whom the pope is sending for certain arduous matters to Tuscany, Lombardy, Hungary and other parts. (De curia.)
Ibid. Item, alia bulla committitur eidem Cosmato cuius tenor habetur folio cclxviii. (above) et clxv, hujus libri, sub data Rome apud sanctum Petrum viii. Id. Septembris anno quinto. [Marginal note, pro eodem.]
3 Non. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 292d.)
Special reservation to the pope (in consideration of the heavy and excessive cost to the camera on account of the pope's daily varied and divers expenses) of all sums due to the college of cardinals on account of the common services of William sometime bishop of London, elect of Canterbury, lately translated by the pope, and of bishops John of Durham and Robert of London. [P.M. Baumgarten, Untersuchungen… ü die Camera Collegii Cardinalium, 1295–1437 (1898), p. 257.]
1383.
Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 292d.)
To Cosmatus Gentilis, provost of the church of Valva, collector in England. Faculty to exact, receive and give acquittance for the sum of 12,000 florins lent by Dominicus, late bishop of Bosna—Serai to Lewis late king of Hungary, the bishop having bequeathed the same to the pope and thecamera. (De curia.)
4 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 319d.)
To the priors [of the arts] council, commune and other officers of the pope's city of Perugia. Mandate to pay and assign out of the cess due from them to the pope and the Roman church, 2864 (sic) [gold] florins to Petrolus de Mutzano of Milan, proctor of Everard Suyler, knight, for three months pay due from thecamera to the said Everard, during which he has alike for himself as in the name of John Agud (Hawkwood), knight, Englishman, served with his brigade (brigata) the pope and the Roman church. Faculty is granted to Petrolus to exact, receive, and give acquittance for the same. (De curia.)
[Note at bottom of page: Cassata de mandato et consensu domini camerarii.]
Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 323d.)
To the same. A like mandate to pay to the same proctor 864 [gold] florins for three months pay, during which Everard Suyler, knight, marshal general of the men-at-arms of John Agud (Hawk wood) has served the pope and the Roman church with sixteen lances. (De curia.) [Cancelled, with the further subscription: Cassata de mandato et consensu dicti domini camerarii. In margin: Cassetur ex causa, camerarius manu propria.] [Theiner, Cod. Dipl. Dom. Temp. S. Sedis, ii. No. 640.]
4 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 326d.)
To Everard Suyler, knight, marshal general of the men-atarms of John Agud, knight, Englishman. The pope having learned from Petrolus that the sum of 864 gold florins (being three months’ pay for himself and sixteen lances, as above) has not been paid, as ordered by mandate above (f. 323d), hereby revokes the same. Power and faculty is now given him to exact and receive from the said commune, people and officials of Perugia, giving acquittance in the name of the pope and the camera, the said sum, which the pope now assigns and grants to him or his proctor out of the sum of 5000 gold florins which is the proportion due for the present month of March of 60,000 gold florins, the amount of the composition due from Perugia for injuries, contumelies, and losses inflicted on the Roman church. (De curia.) [Theiner, Ibid.]
Ibid.
(f. 327d.)
To the priors of the arts, conservators of the mint (monete) of the pope's city of Perugia, the commune and people of the same. Revoking, as above, a former mandate (f. 323d); informing them of the preceding assignment and grant, power and faculty, the pope willing them to pay in accordance therewith. (De curia.)
12 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 343.)
To John, duke of Lancaster, standard-bearer of the cross for the pope and the Roman church. Constituting him captain and standard-bearer against John, king of Castile and Leon, and exhorting him to merit the rewards to be gained by diligently and faithfully carrying out the office entrusted to him. [Raynaldi Annales, an. 1383, § 7.]
Ibid.
(f. 343d.)
Grant, at the petition of John, duke of Lancaster, who intends to set out with a great force against John, king of Castile and Leon, of plenary pardon (veniam) of sins to all who, fortified with the sign of the cross, embark in his company or by his order, and die truly penitent and confessed.
6 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 345.)
Grant, at the petition of John, duke of Lancaster, of the privileges and indulgences granted for the Holy Land crusade by Innocent III.'s constitution published in the [Fourth] General Lateran Council, and beginning ‘Ad liberandam,’ [See Raynaldi Annales, an. 1215, § xiii. et seq. Corp. Jur. Can. Decretal, v. 6, 17; Hefele Conciliengeschichte, v. 900–1; Mat. Paris, ed. Laurd, ii. 631; etc.], the terms of which the pope has caused to be sought out in the registers of Innocent, and, following the words thereof, to be expressed in these presents. [Ibid. § 8.]

Footnotes

  • 1. Registers ccc. (an. 7), ccci. (an. 12, 13), cccii. (an. 14), ccciii. (an. 14), ccciv. (an. 14), cccv. (an. 15, quaternion ii. of which contains ten faculties, etc. dated Avignon, Kal. Feb. an. 15, to Peter [de Luna] sent to France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Flanders, etc.), cccvi. (an. 15, 16), cccvii. (an. 16), paper volumes, Clement VII. belong property to the Avingnon series and contain provisions, reservations, etc. Reg. ccc (from ff. 258–564 of which the parchment Reg. ccxcvi. has been copied) and cccvii. alone contain indults, privileges, etc, With the exception of Reg. ccc. these volumes have nothing in common with the Vatican series. Reg. cccviii. paper, contains cameral letters of the chamberlain, Francis de Conzié, archbishop of Narbonne, 1391–1432, written by his secretary, John Ludovici, between 31 Oct. 1393, and 31 Oct. 1394. On the back: Registrum Card. Camerarii sub Clemente VII. anno xvi. It does not concern England, Scotland, or Ireland. Reg. cccix. paper, a small quarto vol. is a note book, a ‘Manuale’ (f. 1) of John de Brouke alias de Derleke, of Tournay, notary of the Camera from Wednesday, 26 Oct. 1379 [80], an. 2. It does not concern England, Scotland, or Ireland.
  • 2. On back: Urban[i] VI. Secret[arum] An. [ii.] iii. iv. v., Liber. i. On Flyleaf in a cursive hand, circ. 1700, the same.