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Regesta 311: 1386-1389

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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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Regesta, Vol. CCCXI. [Paper.] (fn. 1)

9 Urban VI.

[De Curia.]

1386.
4 Kal. Dec.
Genoa.
(f. 8.)
To John de Beltoft, donsel, of the diocese of Lincoln, governor (rectori) of the duchy of Spoleto for the pope and the Roman church. Appointing him to that office, before beginning the exercise of which he is to take an oath of fealty in the customary form to Marinus, cardinal deacon of New St. Mary's, the pope's chamberlain. (Registrata de curia.)
16 Kal. Dec.
Genoa.
(f. 47d.)
To Ralph Elkssword, Premonstratensian canon of Derham, in the diocese of Norwich. Conferring on him the dignity of papal chaplain. (Registrata gratis.) [Here as usual only the initial words of the standard form of such letters are given, viz. Virtutibus clarens.]

10 Urban VI.

1387.
9 Kal. May.
Lucca.
(f. 68.)
To James Rouhale, Augustinian canon of the priory of Newenham, in the diocese of Lincoln. The like.
3 Kal. Aug.
Lucca.
(f. 81 d.)
To John de Beltoft, captain of men-at-arms in the pay of the pope. Mandate (for the good direction in future of the pope's expeditions (exercitus) and camps (bellici campi) in the province of Tuscany and surrounding parts for the recovery of the lands of the Roman church and the extermination and oppression of enemies and rebels), to provide and ordain as often as such expeditions are made and camps pitched or struck, and he be present, that such expedition and camp be so arranged that scandals may not arise, and that they help more the pope's party and hurt more his enemies and rebels. Faculty is given him for the execution of the above, before proceeding to which he is to take an oath of fealty in the customary form to Marinus, cardinal deacon of New St. Mary's, the pope's chamberlain. (De curia.)
3 Non. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 106d.)
To bishops, abbots, priors, and others. Requiring safe conduct during two months, for John Liverpol, constable in the company of John de Beltoft, captain of men-at-arms in the pay of the pope and the Roman church, who is going to Todi, and for sixty lances of the above men-at-arms. (De curia.)
18 Kal. Dec.
Perugia.
(f. 108d.)
To John Beltoft, donsel, of the diocese of Lincoln. Assigning to him 300 marks a year for life from the fruits due to the camera in England, with faculty to receive the same from the collectors thereof for the time being, and to give them acquittance. [See ff. 136d and 246.]
16 Kal. Dec.
Perugia.
(f. 115d.)
To archbishops, bishops, and others in the pope's provinces of the patrimony of St. Peter in Tuscany, the duchy of Spoleto, etc. Commending John Beltoft, donsel, and his men. (De curia.)
6 Id. Dec.
Perugia.
(f. 121d.)
To Peter Angelini, citizen of Perugia, papal master usher (magistro ostiario nostro). Appointing him captain of fifty men-at-arms who are going with him without delay by the pope's order to his city of Todi, and who belong to those serving under the command of John de Beltoft, captain of men-at-arms in the pay of the pope and the Roman church.
Non. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 126.)
To John Irlingham, an Augustinian friar. Conferring on him the dignity of papal chaplain. (Registrata gratis.)
2 Kal. Dec.
Perugia.
(f. 134.)
To Master Robert de Methlay, rector of Donyngton, in the diocese of York. The like. (Registrata gratis.)
18 Kal. Dec.
Perugia.
(f. 136d.)
To the bishop of Ossory, the archdeacon of Richmond in the church of York, and Thomas Bekingh[a], canon of Salisbury. Mandate to cause to be paid to John Beltoft, donsel, or his proctor, the 300 marks a year for life, assigned to him by the pope (as above, f. 108d). (Velascus.)
[In a different hand: Cassata quia revocata est per dominum nostrum, ut patet infra sub data nono Januarii Kal. M[arinus] cardinalis Bulcan. domini pape camerarius, manu propria; and the letter is cancelled by strokes, in the same ink. See f. 259.]
3 Id. Oct.
Perugia.
(f. 137d.)
To William Spensere of Ormeskirk, Premonstratensian canon of St. Mary's, Cokirsond, in the diocese of York. Conferring on him the dignity of papal chaplain. (Registrata gratis.)
1388.
16 Kal. March.
Perugia.
(f. 158.)
To William Peynchebeck, Augustinian canon of St. Mary's de Pre, Leicester. The like.
16 Kal. May.
Perugia.
(f. 170.)
To Thomas Dockyng, a Friar Minor. The like. (Registrata gratis.)

11 Urban VI.

Kal. May.
Perugia.
(f. 172d.)
To James Dardani, canon of Tropea, licentiate of civil law, clerk of the camera. Appointing him nuncio and collector and receiver in England, Scotland and Ireland, all previous collectors and sub-collectors being recalled and removed, of fruits, rents, cesses, tenths and other [goods] due to the Roman church and the camera. Plenary faculty and power is given to him to exact and receive from prelates, chapters, colleges, convents and other ecclesiastical persons, secular and regular, exempt and not exempt, and from even lay persons, all sums and goods due to the said camera and church, even if such be confiscated; likewise the first year's fruits of benefices collated and to be collated by the pope or by papal authority; common and minute services due to the camera on account of papal provisions of prelates are alone excepted; to hear and examine the accounts of collectors and sub-collectors, inquisitors of heresy, preachers of the cursade (verbi crucis) or other persons bitherto deputed, and to receive what they have received, giving them acquittance; to compel payment of the above dues and obedience by ecclesiastical censure, sequestration of goods, imprisonment, and other remedies of law, without appeal, and by sentences of excommunication; to proceed against, and if necessary, to cite before the pope or the chamberlain those who injure or hinder him or his officials; and to invoke the aid of the secular arm. The pope wills that he shall not suffer a delay of more than a year in the payment of sums due, that he shall send to himself or to the chamberlain the names of the subcollectors appointed by him, and that he shall render his accounts every two years. (De curia.) [An codem modo, the reference being to f. 71, the appointment of a nuncio to Crete etc. 3½ pp. ef. Reg. cccx. f. 9.]
4 Id. July.
Perugia.
(f. 191d.)
To nobles, communities, etc. Mandate to allow free passage to, and to provide with victuals in exchange for their money, John Beltoft and Guy de Guydis of Siena, knights, and Gerard de Aldegariis, donsel, captains of men-at-arms in the pay of the pope and the Roman church, when required by Tellus de Rossano, donsel, of the diocese of Perugia, who is leading them by the pope's command. (De curia.)
12 Kal. Aug.
Perugia.
(f. 192.)
To Gentilis de Varano, donsel, and the universitas of the pope's land of Tolentino, in the diocese of Camerino. Mandate to assign, within forty days (out of the sum due from them to the pope and the camera) to the pope's treasurer and to the proctor of John Beltoft, Guy de Asciano, knights, and Gerard de Aldegeris, donsel, of Parma, 400 gold florins in the Roman court wherever the pope and it may happen to reside, the said treasurer and proctor having power to give acquittance. (De curia.)
Ibid.
(ff. 192–195.)
Twenty-four similar mandates to different persons, lands and towns of the pope in Italy, to Florence and to Seina, in respect of various sums, 122,100 gold florins in all. (De curia.)
Non. Aug.
Perugia.
(f. 204d.)
To Dinus and Michael de Guinisiis and their associates, citizens and merchants of Lucca. Grant that they may deduct from the sum of 6000 (sic) gold florins —which in accordance with letters dated this day to themselves and to Thomas, sometime bishop of Ely, archbishop elect of York, and to Walter bishop of Durham, they have faculty to receive, giving acquittance, being the sum which the said archbishop and bishop are bound to pay to the pope and the camera for their common services on account of their translation—whatever they may have paid on account of the carriage of the pope's effects (rebus) from his city of Perugia to certain other places. Whatever they shall pay for the said purpose they are to certify the camera by public instruments.
17 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 215.)
To Rayner de Ugolinuccio of Baschi, knight, of the diocese of Soana. Appointing him captain of men-at-arms fighting for the pope and the Roman church under John Beltoft and Guy de Asciano, knights, and Gerard de Aldigeris, donsel, of Parma, their captains, who as well as their men, and all counts, batons, nobles, cities, castles, lands, etc. subject to the pope and the Roman church are hereby ordered to obey him for the purpose of wasting (pro guasto faciendo) or otherwise. (De curia.)
10 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 218.)
To Walter, bishop of Durham. Mandate to assign to Peter Marci, Peter, Cambini, Dominic Mathei, and Mariottus Ferrantini, citizens and merchants of Florence dwelling in London, of the society of Anthony Nerotii and Bernard de Albertis of Florence, from the moneys in which he is bound to the camera for common services, 1000 gold florins of the camera due from the camera to the said Peter, etc. whom the pope has ordered to assign to the bishop letters of acquittance for the same. (De curia.)
Ibid.
(f. 218d.)
To Thomas, archbishop of York. The like.
Ibid. To John, bishop of Ely. The like.
Ibid. To Ralph, bishop of Bath. The like.
9 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 221.)
To Thomas Colne, Benedictine monk of St. John's, Colchester. Conferring on him the dignity of papal chaplain. (Registrata gratis.)
8 Id. Aug.
Perngia.
(f. 222.)
To Thomas, sometime bishop of Ely, archbishop elect of York. Mandate to assign 2000 gold florins of the camera to Dinus de Guinisiis, citizen and merchant of Lucca, or his associates in London as receivers in the name of John Clifford, treasurer of York, and John de Babinglee, rector of Brantingham in that diocese, who, from their own money, have paid the same on behalf of the archbishop and his church (as part of the sum in which he is bound to the camera and the college of cardinals by reason of his common service) to Marinus, cardinal deacon of New St. Mary's, papal chamberlain, and to the said college, the said chamberlain having on behalf of the college given the archbishop and his church acquittance of the same. (De curia.)
Ibid. To Walter, bishop of Durham. The like, in respect of 2000 florins.
Ibid. To Ralph, bishop of Wells. The like, in respect of 1000 florins.
6 Kal. Aug.
Perugia.
(f. 222d.)
To Peter de Sckypton, Premonstratensian canon of Cover[h]am in the diocese of York. Conferring on him the dignity of papal chaplain. (Registrata gratis.)
Id. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 223d.)
To Laurence Brechonie, Cistercian monk of St. Marys, Whiteland (Albalanda), in the diocese of St. David's. The like.
Non. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 226.)
To William Belers, a Friar Preacher. The like. (Registrata gratis.)
Ibid. To Richard Burton, a Friar Preacher. The like. (Reg. gratis.)
14 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 232d.)
To Master John Fraunceys, rector of the free chapel of Spertegrove in the diocese of Wells, papal writer, and member of the pope's household. Appointing him, at the petition also of King Richard, whose clerk he is, as well as abbreviator of apostolic letters, a member of the papal household. (Registrata gratis pro socio.)
8 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 246.)
To the collector of dues to the camera in England. Mandate to pay without delay to John Beltoft, knight, of the diocese of Lincoln, 300 marks a year for life, in two equal portions, at Easter and Michaelmas, at London; no mention having been made (as the said John's petition recently (nuper) contained) in the late (dudum) assignment (f. 108d) of the times and place in which the payment was to be made. (Registrata gratis.) [See f. 259.]
4 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 249.)
To the bishops of Teano and London, and the precentor of York. Mandate to compel Anthony de Sancto Quintino, clerk, of the diocese of York, to exhibit and consign to John de Ravenser and John de Popilton, clerks, of the dioceses of Lincoln and York, executors of the will of Richard de Ravenser, canon of St. John's, Beverley, certain fruits received by Anthony from the said canonry and prebend, of which he had unjustly despoiled Richard, and costs, as follows:—The cause was long heard (ventilata) in the apostolic palace before divers auditors thereof, and Richard gained, in possessorio only, two definitive sentences against Anthony, whereby he was restored to possession and Anthony condemned in fruits received from the beginning of the suit and in costs in both instances. Upon Anthony's appeal, Richard's proctor, probably in ignorance that Richard had died in [those] parts during this third instance, gained a third definitive sentence, by which the second sentence was confirmed, and Anthony again condemned in fruits and costs, the said proctor obtaining that the said costs should be taxed at 75 gold florins of the camera in the first, and 68 in the second instance. Meanwhile Richard, after the first definitive sentence, and when Anthony had not peacefully possessed the said canonry and prebend for three years, had obtained their sequestration by Richard de Chesterfeld, canon of the same church, under commission from the abbot of Westminster deputed, by papal letters, commissary for the purpose, and they still remain in sequestration. And because, upon Richard's death being notified in the Roman court, Thomas de Fereby, canon of Wells, was surrogated by papal authority to the prosecution of the suit, and, the third sentence being revoked, obtained a further definitive sentence against Anthony, by which the second sentence was again confirmed; and because Anthony gained a definitive sentence in petitorio, and asserted that the above sentences given in possessorio were null in petitorio; the causes were committed by the pope to Master John Trefnant and Master Peter Gasconis, auditords of the palace, and are now pending. As Richard in his will made disposition for certain uses of the said fruits and costs due to him, his executors have petitioned the pope to enable them to recover. The three persons addressed are therefore ordered to compel Anthony to pay to the executors the fruits received by him from the beginning of the suit to the time of the sequestration, and the costs of the first and second instances as taxed above; likewise to compel the above-named sequestrator to consign to the said executors as much of the said fruits as could have accrued (obvenire potuit) from the time of the sequestration to that of Richard's death, and to the officers of the camera or to the collector in those parts, as much of them as could have accrued from the time of the said death to that of the surrogation, the pope having, for certain reasonable causes, reserved these last fruits to himself. They are likewise to inhibit the said two auditors to proceed until Anthony has assigned to the executors the said fruits and costs. (De curia.)
9 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 259.)
Revocation of the letters addressed 18 Kal. Dec. an. 10, to the bishop of Ossory, the archdeacon of Richmond, and Thomas Bekingh[a]m, canon of Salisbury, which ordered the payment to John Beltoft, knight, then donsel, of the diocese of Lincoln, of 300 marks a year for life from the fruits due to the camera in England. (De curia.) [See f. 136d.]
1389.
17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 268.)
To Francis, archbishop of Bordeaux. Annulling all that has been wrongfully done under pretext of faculties formerly granted, on the petition of John king of Castile and Leon, duke of Lancaster, to William, bishop of Landaff, John, bishop of Hereford, John, bishop of Dax, and Walter de Dysse, a Carmelite, master of theology, [see Fœdera, 1386, 11 April] to grant indulgences and to preach and cause to be preached the cross during the prosecution of the recovery by the said king of the said realm; the said bishops and friar still continuing, although the king has desisted from the aforesaid, (whereby the cause for which the faculties were granted has ceased), to make use of them, and to gather much money: with mandate to the archbishop of cite the bishops and friar, or those of them who have been chief in making such collections to the present (representent) themselves in person to the officers of the camera on June 15 next to give an account. (De curia.)
Ibid.
(f. 269.)
To William, bishop of Landaff, John, bishop of Hereford, John, bishop of Dax, and Walter de Dysse, a Carmelite, master of theology. Annulling all that has been done by them under the above-mentioned faculties since John, king of Castile and Leon, duke of Lancaster desisted from his enterprise; with mandate to them or those of them who have been chief in making such collections to present themselves in person to the camera, as above. (Subscription, as above.)
1388.
10 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 270d.)
To Thomas Molde, priest, of the diocese of York. Conferring on him the dignity of papal chaplain.
16 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 274.)
To William Bergeveney, an Augustinian friar. The like.
1389.
12 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 277d.)
To James Dardani, canon of Tropea, collector of dues to the camera in England. Mandate to assign from the moneys collected by him, within two months from the date of these presents, to Richard Northampton, layman, of the diocese of London, who has hereby faculty to give acquittance, 1000 gold florins of the camera received from him by the officers thereof as a loan for the payment of men-at-arms of the realm of England fighting in Italy in the pay of the pope and the Roman church. The collector is to make the usual two public instruments. (De curia.)
14 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 280.)
To James Dardani, canon of Tropes, collector of dues to the camera, and John Clyfford, treasurer of York, licentiate in civil law. Mandate to remove the sequestration made by Alexander, bishop of St. Andrews, then archbishop of York, by his ordinary authority, and the subsequent sequestration made by the pope's authority, of all oblations and obventions belonging to the collegiate churches of St. John's, Beverley, and Ripon, and having informed themselves, to exact, recover, and receive by ecclesiastical censure without appeal, sentences of excommunication, and the aid, if necessary, of the secular arm, from those who detain them, all such as have accrued from the time of the sequestration to that of its removal, with the usual power to give acquittance, under the following circumstances. The two chapters appealed to the apostolic see against Alexander's sequestration, and as the causes, which the pope successively committed there to divers judges, remained undecided, the pope ordered Cosmatus, archbishop of Ravenna, then provost of St. Pamphilus, Sulmona, in the diocese of Valva, collector of dues to the camera, and Walter, bishop of Durham, then bishop of Wells, to inform themselves, and to exact and receive the obventions and oblations which had accured (obvenerant) since the time of the sequestration, and which should accrue in the course of the suit, and to keep what they should receive until otherwise ordered by the pope. Afterwards the said archbishop, then collector, and bishop proceeding to the execution of the said letters, commissioned the Cistercian abbots, of Fountains in regard to Beverley, and Melsa in regard to Ripon; and afterwards the bishop alone commissioned John de Feriby, John de Walkyngham, and John Den, priests of the same diocese. These abbots and priests sequestrated some of the oblations and obventions, and continue to hold them, although bishop Alexander, then archbishop, and certain others, have taken and usurped very many of those which ought to have been held by them in sequestration. Upon the petition of the chapters—containing that some of the canons and ministers who did not dare to reside, dreading the power and tyranny of the said Alexander, then archbishop, who persecuted them while he was at York, now propose to return and reside—for the removal of the sequestration, the present mandate is made. (De curia.)
Ibid.
(f. 281d.)
To the same. Recapitulation, in brief, of the above with further mandate, before they proceed to its execution, to make an agreement with the said chapters that—as was consented to before the date of the pope's first letters [i.e. to Cosmatus and Walter] by the proctors of the said bishop Alexander, then archbishop, and of the chapters—the papal camera shall receive a moiety of the obventions and oblations which accrued from the time of alexander's sequestrations to the date of the pope's said first letters, and of those which accrued after that date, and while those letters had effect. They are to have the moiety collected and transmitted to the camera, observing these presents in such a way that the pope may not have to provide by another remedy. The usual power is granted to give acquittance. (De curia.)
12 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 284.)
To John Pyk, canon of the Augustinian priory of Holy Trinity, Ipswich (de Gippewico), in the diocese of Norwich. Conferring on him the dignity of papal chaplain. (Registrata gratis.)
7 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 288.)
To William, archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate—in accordance with former letters to himself and other prelates of the realm of England, exhorting them to exhibit within a certain time for the repression of schismatics, and for the recovery of the lands and rights of the Roman church, a charitative subsidy, which letters, on account of events which at that time arose in the realm were not put into execution, the said term having meanwhile elapsed—to exact the said subsidy in accordance with the said letters, before All Saints next or earlier, the pope being in greater need thereof than usual. (De curia.)
Ibid. To Thomas, archbishop of York. The like. (De curia.)
1388.
16 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 289d.)
To Walter Somurton, a Friar Preacher. Conferring on him the dignity of papal chaplain. (Registrata gratis.)

Footnotes

  • 1. On back: Urban. VI. Secret[arum], ann. ix. x. xi. Liber ii. On flyleaf, in same hand as before; Urban. VI. de curia anno ix. x. xi. Liber ii.