Lateran Regesta 5: 1389-1390

Pages 340-343

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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Lateran Regesta, Vol. V.

De Diversis Formis.

13 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 8d.)
Relaxation of four months of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts, the octaves of certain of them, and the six days of Whitsun week, visit the church of Horssyndon in the diocese of Lincoln, there pray for the soul of John Braybrok, donsel, and those of Gerard Braybrok, knight, and Isabella his wife, saying on their knees a Pater Nosterand an Ave Maria, as also before the marble cross put up at Sleperesdene, near the high road from the city of London to the town of Oxford, where the said John was killed by robbers, his body being buried in the said church.
[Note in left margin: Cancelletur alia, si reperiatur, quia corrigitur per istam, N. de Ben[even]to.]
4 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 22d.)
To John Cateby, rector of Chelmesford, in the diocese of London, licentiate of civil law. Extension to the term of his life of a late dispensation from the present pope to receive and hold for two years, together with his said church and his canonry and prebend of Hereford, one other benefice with cure, even an elective dignity—even if major after the episcopal in a cathedral, or principal in a collegiate church—personatus, administration, or office and to exchange the said church and such benefices for similar or dissimilar benefices.
Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 23.)
To Thomas Olucherem, rector of Dampnach, in the diocese of Armagh. Extension of dispensation granted to him as the son of a priest to be ordained and hold a benefices with cure so that he may hold any dignities shorts of the episcopal Thomas is of noble race and a great combatant (expugnator) of schimatics in his diocese.
7 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 24.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Mandate, if the facts be as stated, to grant dispensation to Thomas Seymour and Joan, daughter of the late John Grene, who married in ignorance that John was Thomas's godfather, which impediment came to their knowledge after two years and more of cohabitation, whereupon they ceased to cohabit for ten years and more, and still cease. Their past and future offspring is to be declared legitimate.
7 Id. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 28.)
To Arnold Brocas, rector of St. Nicholas's, Guldeford, in the diocese of Winchester, bachelor of canon and civil law. Dispensation to him, who is king Richard's officer (officiarius), holds canonries and prebends in the Benedictine monastery of Werwell, in the above diocese (in which, besides the abbess and convent, there are secular canons with prebends) and Wells, and has this day received from the pope provision of a canonry, with expectation of a prebend and dignity, personatus, administration, or office, of Bordeaux, so that he may hold for one year, together with the said church, another church or a dignity, personatus, or office with cure, even in a cathedral or metropolitan church. Within the year either St. Nicholas's or such other church, dignity, etc. is to be exchanged for a benefice compatible with the remaining one; otherwise, St. Nicholas's is to be resigned.
5 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 37.)
To the archdeacon of Sudbury. Mandate to collate and assign to Richard Maudalene, clerk, of the diocese of London, if found fit after examination, the canonry and prebend of Derby in the diocese of Lichfield, value 16 marks, collation of which on their voidance by the death of Thomas Palmere at the apostolic see, was granted to him, a member of the household of king Richard, on the petition of that king. by Urban VI. 14 Kal Aug. anno 12, who died before his letters were made out. [Fædera, dated 1390.]
8 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 38d.)
To the bishop of Norwich. Mandate, if the facts be as stated, to grant dispensation to John Walpol, donsel, son of [John Walpol] and Agnes, daughter of Nicholas Abnale, damsel, of his diocese, who intermarried about twenty-four years ago in ignorance of the impediment which came to their knowledge seven years afterwards, that John, John's father, was Agnes's godfather. Their past and future offspring is to be declared legitimate.
4 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 45.)
To the bishop of Kildare (Daren.). Mandate, if the facts be as stated, to grant dispensation to Maurice Ochonchur of Offali, donsel, and Gormoleya Mechumurchu, damsel, of his diocese— whose relatives and friends have been capital enemies, many of both sides having been expelled from the principality of Ireland —to intermarry, notwithstanding that they are related in the third and fourth degree of kindred, and the second of affinity.
8 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 65.)
To John, donsel, son of Robert de Boynton, knight, and Elisabeth, daughter of the late Walter de Burton, knight, of the diocese of York. Dispensation to intermarry, notwithstanding that they are related in the fourth degree of kindred.

De Exhibitis.

10 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 79d.)
To John de Elme, rector of Lamhethe, in the diocese of Winchester. Extension of successive dispensations on account of illegitimacy—(i) to be ordained and hold two compatible benefices, one of them having cure, but not being in a cathedral, after which he obtained Bekenham, in the diocese of Rochester; (ii) to exchange that church and such other benefice without cure for two other similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices, one of them with cure, after which he resigned Bekenham for Bradestede, in the diocese of Canterbury; (iii) to exchange Bradestede for a similar of dissimilar benefices with cure, to be held along with such benefice without cure, after which he exchanged Bradestede for Lamhethe— so that he may hold three or more other mutually compatible benefices, even if one have cure, or be a canonry and prebend in a cathedral church, and may exchange them as often as he please for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces.

De Regularibus.

10 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 136d.)
To John de Wetwang, monk of Fountains. Extension of dispensation on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest to be appointed to all administrations of his order, short of the abbatial, so that he may hold any dignity thereof, including the abbatial.
10 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 136d.)
To the Benedictine abbot and convent of Abbodesbury, in the diocese of Salisbury. Incorporation anew of the parish churches in that diocese of Abbodesbury, Portesham, Winterbourne Martin, Tolre Porcorum, and Tolpudule, and the vicarage of Abbodesbury, of which the first two were of old, the next three over forty years ago, incorporated by authority of the ordinary, and the last two by papal authority, as they doubt whether the said incorporations held good. Their value, after deducting vicars’ portions, is 400 marks, the revenue of the monastery being 500 marks. 14 marks are to be assigned to each vicar. (De mandato.) [In left-hand margin: Cancelletur alia si reperiatur, quia per istam corrigitur, N. de Ben[even]to.]

De Provisionibus.

2 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 193d.)
To Patrick, elect of Kilfenora. Provision of that see, with mandate to administer the same, to which, when archdeacon, he was elected by the chapter on the death of Cornelius, they being ignorant perhaps that it had been during Cornelius's lifetime reserved by Urban VI. Patrick, learning of the reservation, has caused the matter of the election to be set forth in consistory before the present pope (Urban VI. having died without disposing of the see), who has annulled it. [The like, on ff. 192d and 193, is cancelled, with a note in the left-hand margin: Cancellata quia registrata inferius immediate post istam, N. de Ben[even]to.]
Concurrent letters to vassals of the church of Kilfenora, to the archbishop of Cashel, to king Richard, to the chapter, to the people, and to the clergy of the city and diocese.
2 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 195.)
To Thomas Horewelle. Provision to him, a Friar Minor, of the see of Killala, reserved to the present pope in the lifetime of Robert.
Concurrent letters to the chapter, to the clergy, and to the people of the city and diocese.
[Imperfect; f. 196 is missing.]

De Litteris Dominorum Cardinalium.

4 Non. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 198.)
To Lewis, cardinal deacon of St. Adrian's. Provision of the canonry and prebend of Fenton, in York, value 300 gold florins, void by and therefore reserved to the pope by the death, at the apostolic see, of Francis, cardinal deacon of St. Eustace's.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Lichfield, the abbot of St. Mary's without the walls, York, and a foreign bishop. (Pro domino curdinali.)
11 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 199.)
To the bishops of Durham and Hereford and another named. Mandate, motu proprio, to give to Adam, cardinal priest of St. Cecilia's, the provostship, which is a principal dignity with cure, of St. John's, Beverley, value 400 marks, whether void by the death of John de Thoresby, or by the resignation of Adam Spenser, made to Alexander, bishop of St. Andrews, then archbishop of York, or otherwise void; notwithstanding that the said cardinal is a Benedictine. (Pro domino cardinali.)