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Lateran Regesta 12: 1389-1392

Pages 365-381

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. XII.

2 Boniface IX.

De Exhibitis.

1391.
6 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 37.)
To the abbot of St. Augustine's without the walls, Canterbury. Mandate, if the facts be as stated, to appropriate the church of Bogscle, in the diocese of Canterbury, to the prior and chapter and the capitular mensa of Rochester. Their recent petition contained that it had been formerly appropriated to them and the said mensa by king Henry, but that by an ordinance of archbishop Theobald, and also on account of the negligence of the then prior and of the chapter, secular clerks had for many years been appointed to it, who paid a yearly pension to them; and that afterwards archbishop Simon, with the consent of the prior and chapter of Canterbury, restored it to them and the said mensa, instituting therein a perpetual vicarage, as is said to be contained in the sealed letters patent of Simon and of the prior and chapter of Canterbury. They doubt whether this incorporation and restitution hold good, on account of the omission of some legal solemnities, and pray that, as they have to shew much hospitality, their own church being near the highway, and have to sustain more than a hundred persons, both religious and secular clerks, as well as other servitors, for which hospitality and sustentation the fruits of the said mensa are insufficient, the said church, the annual value of which is 46 marks, may be appropriated anew to them and to the said mensa whose value is 900 marks.
1390.
Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 38.)
To Richard Drayton, canon of Wells, bachelor of canon law. Confirmation to him—who holds also the church of Kemeseye, in the diocese of Worcester, and a canonry and prebend of Lichfield value together 120 marks, and has lately received from the present pope provision of a canonry of Salisbury with expectation of a prebend and dignity, personatus, or office with or without cure—of the provision made to him by Gregory XI. of his canonry and prebend of Wells, value 8 marks, void by the death of John Saylard at the apostolic see, as he doubts whether they were not void in some other way.
1391.
16 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 43d.)
To Thady (Tatheo) Okeall, clerk, of the diocese of Clonfert. Extension of successive dispensations as the son of a bishop and an unmarried woman related in the fourth degree of kindred—(i) to be ordained and hold a benefice with cure; (ii) to hold four mutually compatible benefices, with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends, and dignities, personatus, or offices, in cathedral or metropolitan churches, even if such dignities were major and elective, and to exchange the same for similar or dissimilar benefices—so that he may hold an episcopal, even metropolitan dignity, and be translated thence once to a similar dignity.
6 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 44.)
To the Augustinian prior and convent of St. Mary's, Kertemelle, in the diocese of York. Grant to them and their succes. sors that they may, as bitherto, have the cure of the parishioners of St. Michael's exercised by a hired secular priest, or by one of their canons in priest's orders, to be appointed and removed at their sole pleasure. In the foundation and endowment of their monastery, it was ordained by the ordinary that the cure of the parishioners of the said parish church which stood formerly where their monastery now is, should remain in the hands of the prior and convent, and that in the monastery church should be erected (as was afterwards done) an altar to St. Michael, at which the said parishioners should be bound to hear mass, etc. and receive the sacraments from a priest appointed and removed as above; which cure, since the said foundation, over a hundred and sixty years ago, has been exercised, sometimes by a secular, sometimes by a canon, as above.
1390.
Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 46.)
To the prior and chapter of Rochester. Indult to have six monks ordained deacon when they have arrived at their eighteenth, and priest when at their twenty-third year; the number of their monks of sufficient age having been much diminished by pestilence and other causes.
10 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 46d.)
To John Swyft, alias Chandeler, canon of Salisbury. Extension of successive dispensations on account of illegitimacy—(i) to be ordained and hold a benefice with cure; (ii) to hold one other compatible therewith, mutually compatible benefices, after two similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices, after which he obtained by papal provision the church of Wyttenham, in the diocese of Salisbury; (iii) to hold four mutually compatible benefices, even if canonries and prebends, and one of them an elective dignity with cure, personatus, or office, in cathedral or metropolitan churches, and to exchange them as often as he pleased for four similar or dissimilar benefices, after which he resigned Wyttenham, and obtained and at present holds the canonries and prebends of Nethirbury in Salisbury, Trefflegh in Landewybrevy, in the diocese of St. Davids, and Lekford in St. Mary's, Winchester, and the church of Werbelington, in the diocese of Winchester—so that he may hold any mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, even canonries and prebends, elective dignities, even major, personatus, or offices, with cure, in cathedral or metropolitan, or principal dignities in collegiate churches, and even episcopal, archiepiscopal, or patriarchal dignities, and may exchange them as often as seem good to him for other mutually compatible benefices.
1390.
16 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 57.)
To the Augustinian prior and convent of St. Mary's priory, Conyngesheved (Conishead), in the diocese of York. Indult that they and their successors may have their churches of Ulveereston and Mulcastre, and chapel of Dregge, in the diocese of York (whose value with that of the priory itself is 340 marks, on which nine canons are sustained), served as has been done from time immemorial, by stipendiary secular priests removable at their pleasure.
6 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 61.)
To Thady (Tatheo) O'Keall, as above (f. 43d.) Extension of dispensation as the son of a bishop, etc.—to be ordained and hold a benefice with cure—to him whose parents he asserts were of noble race, and who is a scholar of canon and civil law, and has been postulated by some of the canons to the deanery of Elphin, void by the death of Malachy Ohynneri, so that he may hold the same and three other benefices with or without cure, compatible therewith and with one another, even if canonries and prebends, and major dignities, personatus, or offices in metropolitan or cathedral churches, even if elective, and may exchange them as often as seem good to him for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. [See Reg. Lat. xix. f. 284d.]
1391.
6 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 64.)
To John, king, and Philippa daughter of John duke of Lancaster, queen, of Portugal and Algarve. Dispensation to them—king John having been master of the house of Avisio, in the diocese of Evora, of the order of Calatrava under the Cistercian rule; they having, in the belief that dispensation had been granted them by the apostolic see, contracted marriage although the letters of dispensation had not been made out; and king John having been, by other letters, absolved from consequent excommunication, etc., and from his oath and profession in the said order; he having also had dispensation to marry—to remain in the marriage contracted by them, and for the survivor to contract marriage as often as desired. Past and future offspring are declared legitimate. [I. Soares da Sylva, Memorias para a vida del rey D. Joãoo I. iv. p. 58.]
1390.
3 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 72.)
To Bertrand, bishop of Gubbio, dwelling in the Roman court. Mandate to him, by special mandate still an auditor, to surrogate Master Henry Bowet, canon of Salisbury, doctor of canon and civil law, papal chaplain, to all rights which the late Nicholas Chaddesden, clerk, had at the time of his death to the archdeaconry of Lincoln, value 600 marks, and to admit him to possession thereof. Henry's recent petition contained that a cause arose lately between him and the said Nicholas about the archdeaconry, the papal provision of which to him, on its voidance by the death of Richard Ravenser, was opposed by Nicholas, who took possession. The cause, lawfully brought to the apostolic see, was committed at Henry's instance to Master John de Dulmen, then to Master Thomas de Walkyngton, and then to two other auditors, the last of whom, Master Peter de Florentia, had proceeded to a number of acts when Urban VI. died. Master Peter, in accordance with the general renewal by the present pope at his accession of the commissions given to papal auditors by his predecessor, proceeded to give a definitive sentence, by which he adjudged the archdeaconry to Henry and removed Nicholas. The latter's appeal was committed by the pope in the second instance to the above Bertrand, then chaplain and auditor, who had proceeded short of a conclusion, when Nicholas died in Rome during the pope's residence at Rieti (Reg. Lat. iii. f. 228d.), being still in possession. The present mandate is made, lest a fresh adversary should arise against Henry, who is also auditor-general of causes in the court of the camera, and has had dispensation to hold two incompatible benefices, or two dignities, or one dignity and one benefice incompatible therewith, even if any one of such dignities have cure, be a major dignity in a cathedral, or principal in a collegiate church, and be elective, and to exchange the same as often as he wish for two similar or dissimilar benefices or dignities; notwithstanding that he is litigating in the apostolic palace about the canonries and prebends of Legton-Busard in Lincoln (See f. 100), and Cyrmerster and Bear in Salisbury, and the church of Clyve, in the diocese of Worcester, holds the deanery of Dublin, value 600 marks, and has formerly had provision from the present pope of canonries with expectations of prebends in Chichester, York, Beverley, Ripon, and Southwell. As soon as he gets possession of the archdeaconry, the deanery of Dublin is to be resigned.
1391.
2 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 80d.)
To John Prata, rector of St. John Zachary, London. Decree that the provision of the said church, value 40 marks, void by the death of John Roter, and previously reserved by the pope, shall hold good from the date of these presents, even though, as is asserted, it became void otherwise.
4 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 84d.)
Licence at the petition of Robert Joneson de Morton, rector of two portions of Repynghale, in the diocese of Lincoln (one of the two rectors of which has two portions, and the other the third), for him and the parishioners and any others, without the licence of the ordinary, to found and build a chapel of Holy Cross, and to have mass and other divine offices celebrated therein upon the spot in certain fields within the parish bounds, near the high road, on which for a hundred years has stood and still stands a certain wooden cross, whither, by reason of the miracles wrought there, great multitudes with offerings resort from the said diocese and from other parts of England. Bishop John, for a reason unknown, has forbidden such offerings to be made there, on account of which the cross is not held in due and wonted devotion.
17 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 92.)
To the archbishop of York and the provost of Beverley. Inhibition to admit anyone to the canonry and prebend of the altar of St. Martin in Beverley, and the church of Hornsea, under pretext of any royal or other new title, to the prejudice of Anthony de Sancto Quintino, rector of Seterington, under penalty of 10,000 marks, half to be given to the camera, and half to the said Anthony. His petition contained that a cause arose, etc. verbatim as above, Reg. Lat. i. f. 270, as far as:— “… which appeal was committed by the same pope to Master John de Dulmen, papal chaplain and auditor, after which Urban VI. died.” The present pope at his accession gave Master John the usual commission to resume the cause, and now upon Anthony's said petition, wherein he added that he doubts whether some person, by royal title or otherwise, may not intrude himself into the above canonry and prebend, or into the above church, provision of which he received lately from the pope, by whom it had been reserved, the present inhibition is made. [5¼ pp.]
4 Non. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 100.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishops of London and Norwich. Mandate to summon John, bishop of Lincoln, John called Thomas, clerk, of that diocese, the bishop's kinsman, and others concerned, in the matter of the canonry and prebend of Legton Busard in Lincoln, papal provision of which, on their voidance by the death of William Kynwell, was made to Master Henry Bowet, papal chaplain. Henry has been despoiled of them by the bishop, who has intruded into them the said John, his kinsman. John, or any other intruder after him, is, under pain of excommunication, deprivation of all benefices, and disability to hold any others, to resign them to Henry; and bishop John is, under penalty of 10,000 gold florins, to be paid to the camera, to remove his kinsman and put Henry in possession. [See above, f. 72, and below, Reg. xiv. f. 48.]
15 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 106.)
To the bishop of Durham, the abbot of Wyrcteby (Whitby), in the diocese of York, and another named out of England. Mandate to remove John la Pole, and restore Thomas de Walkington, papal chaplain, or his proctor, to possession of the canonry and prebend of St. Andrew's altar in St. John's, Beverley, papal provision of which he obtained, on their voidance by the promotion by Urban VI. and consecration without the Roman court, of Walter, now bishop of Durham, to the see of Coventry and Lichfield. Having held them for some time, Thomas was despoiled by the said John, clerk, of the said diocese, who still holds possession. The cause between them was committed by Urban VI. at the instance of Thomas to Master John Egidii, papal chaplain and auditor. Master John, at the instance of the late Doynus de Remis, Thomas's proctor, cited John to the apostolic palace, and upon his contumacy gave a definitive sentence for Thomas, and condemned John in fruits received and in costs, 70 gold florins of the camera.. After Urban's death it was set forth by Thomas to the present pope that John had falsely suggested to Urban that he had received from him provision of the said canonry and prebend before Thomas surreptitiously obtained the like, upon whom Urban had therefore imposed silence, nullifying the above proceedings; and Master Peter Gasconis, chaplain and auditor, was ordered by the present pope to inform himself thereupon. Master Peter, at the instance of Master Richard Drayton, Thomas's proctor, cited John (who appeared by Master John) Scriviani, acting for John's proctor, Master John Franceys) and confirmed the former sentence. John's appeal was committed to Bertrand, bishop of Gubbio, then chaplain and auditor, who confirmed Peter's sentence, and condemned John in further fruits received and further costs, 25 florins. The pope at the petition of Thomas confirms the several sentences, and orders their execution. [7¾ pp.]
5 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 110.)
To the bishop of London. Mandate to summon those concerned and, if the facts be as stated, to absolve John Marcheford priest, of the diocese of Ely, from sentences of excommunication and other, to dispense him on account of irregularity contracted by celebrating divine offices and taking part therein during suspension, and to rehabilitate him to hold any benefices. His recent petition contained that Richard Dryton, canon of Wells, then rector by papal provision of Terryng, in the diocese of Chichester, obtained a definitive sentence in the apostolic palace against John, who had wrongly taken possession of the church, John being condemned in fruits received and costs. The archbishop of Canterbury, the bishop of Chichester, and the dean of St. Agricolus, Avignon, were appointed to execute it. On John's refusal to obey the dean, who, as the form of the letters of execution enabled him, acted alone, Gregory XI. appointed the late William Herborth, chaplain and auditor, to enforce the sentence, and on John's repeated refusal [Urban] VI. ordered William to deprive John of all his benefices and to inflict on him disability to hold any others, which was done. John, his petition adds, is now ready to obey.
9 Kal. Feb.
St. Peters's Rome.
(f. 112d.)
To John Burnham, rector of Oswaldkyrk, in the diocese of York. Extension of dispensation as the son of a priest to be ordained and hold a benefice with cure, so that he may hold two other mutually compatible benefices, even if one be a canonry and prebend or elective dignity, major in cathedral or metropolitan, or principal in collegiate churches, or personatus or office, with or without cure, and exchange them as often as seems good to him for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces.
3 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 113.)
To William de Wyndesore, provost of St. Mary's, Wyngham, in the diocese of Canterbury. Dispensation to hold for one year, with his provostship, which is a dignity with cure, value 100 marks, one other benefice with cure. Within such year one or other is to be exchanged for a benefice compatible with the remaining one; otherwise the provostship is to be resigned. Wyngham is near the sea-port by Sandwich, and the provost is thereby put to excessive expense in hospitality.
1391.
16 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 115d.)
To the prior of Lanthony near Gloucester. Mandate to license a cemetery to be dedicated for the parishioners of St. Helen's, Abingdon, in the diocese of Salisbury. The recent petition of the vicar, Henry Bryt, and parishioners, contained that the church has had no cemetery of its own for want of a fitting ground, and that funerals are taken into the monastery of Abingdon, to which the church is appropriated, the vicar, however, taking the whole of the dues; that the abbot and convent are annoyed because those who follow the funerals make a great tumult and hinder divine worship, to the great prejudice of the vicar and parishioners, for the monks do not allow the office of the dead to be said in the monastery; and that lately when the vicar had celebrated the office of the dead in the said parish church, the monks caused the monastery doors to be shut, and refused the body burial for about three days and nights; moreover, the said gates being carelessly not kept shut, pigs have got into the cemetery and dug up corpses; the monks, likewise, without consent of friends and executors, remove, sell, and appropriate to their own use the costly tombstones. The proposed cemetery is contiguous to the parish church, and is enclosed by a stone wall.
6 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 126.)
To the archbishop of York. Mandate to summon those concerned, and to remove William, prior of Kertmell in his diocese, if it be found, as the pope has heard, that he has been guilty of dilapidation, spending the proceeds in depraved used, of smiony in the admission of persons to make their profession therein, and of too frequent visits to taverns (tabernas), so that buildings of the monastery are falling to ruin, divine worship and hospitality are neglected, scandal given by the prior's too unhonest life, and the monastery brought to a miserable state. [See Reg. Lat. xiii. f. 87.]
4 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 128d.)
To the bishop of London. Mandate—recapitulating the licence to build a chapel of Holy Cross, as is contained in the pope's letters (viz. above f. 84d.)—to grant relaxation of two years and two quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of the exaltation of Holy Cross visit and give alms to the fabric of the said chapel.

De Diversis Formis.

10 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 131d.)
To John Chitterne, rector of New Churche, in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation at his petition, who is master in king Richard's chancery, and holds also canonries and prebends of Salisbury and Hereford, to hold with his said church one other benefice with cure, even if it be a parish church or a dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus, or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral, or collegiate church, and to exchange both as often as seems good to him for similar or dissimilar benefices. [Cancelled, with a pen stroke, and note in the left-hand margin: Cancellata quia propter sui nimiam correctionem inferius folio cxlviii. aliter registrata est.]
1391.
Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 134d.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, and those of St. Leonard and the dedication, the octaves of certain of them, and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who on the said octaves and six days, visit and give alms for the repair or to the fabric of the parish church of St. Leonard, in the town (opido) of Coneglan, in the diocese of Connor (Ceneten. for Conoren.), which has been burned and is poorly endowed.
1390.
7 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 135.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate, at the petition also of king Richard, to absolve, a salutary penance being imposed, William de Hypsconys, donsel, and Matilda Swyninton, alias Pesal, damsel, from the sentence of excommunication which they have incurred by marrying in a certain private chapel, and without banns, knowing that they were related on both sides in the third degree of kindred. They are to be separated for a time, and are then to be dispensed to remarry, past and future offspring being declared legitimate. Whichever of the two survive the other shall remain perpetually unwed.
1391.
2 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 136d.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of the Invention and Exaltation of Holy Cross visit and give alms for the conservation of the altar of St. Cross in the church of St. Columbas, Scryne (Skreen), in the diocese of Meath.
1390.
10 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 143.)
To Robert [Waldeby], sometime bishop of Aire, elect of Dublin. Sending the pallium by the archbishop's envoy, Dominic de Sancto Johanna, clerk, of Bayonne, to be assigned to him by the bishops of London and St. Asaph, who are to receive from him the usual oath of fealty to the pope and the Roman church. [See Reg. Lat. xiii. f. 64d.]
Ibid. To the above-named bishops. Mandate to assign the pallium, being sent as above, to receive the archbishop's oath, and to send it to the pope.
1391.
7 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 144.)
To William de Chesterton, rector of Ratlesdene, in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him—who has lately received papal provision of Yakesle, in the diocese of Lincoln, on obtaining possession of which he is bound to resign Ratlesden; and who has also had provision from the present pope of canonries with expectations of prebends in Lincoln and Chichester, and of a dignity, personatus, or office with or without cure in Lincoln—to hold for two years, together with Ratlesdene, or with Yakesle or such dignity, personatus, or office with cure, one other benefice with cure, even if it be a parish church, or an elective dignity with cure, major in a metropolition or cathedral, or principal in a collegiate church, personatus, or office, and to exchange meanwhile, as often as seems good to him, the other of the said parish churches, or such dignity, personatus, or office with cure, or such benefice, for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. The pope wills that within the said two years he shall exchange such incompatible benefice for another benefice incompatible (sic) with the said other parish church, or with such dignity, personatus, or office with cure. Otherwise such other parish church and dignity etc. are to be resigned. [See f. 242.]
2 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 146.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Clement visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of the Benedictine priory of St. Clement without the walls, York.
10 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 148.)
To John Chytterne, rector of New Churche, in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation motu proprio to him, who is master in king Richard's chancery, and holds also canonries of Salisbury and Hereford, to hold for life two benefices with cure, or otherwise incompatible, even if they be parish churches or elective dignities, or personatus, or offices in metropolitan or cathedral churches, and such dignities be major therein or principal in collegiate churches, and to exchange the same as often as seems good to him for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. [See f. 131d.]
9 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 148.)
To the bishop of London. Mandate to grant dispensation to Henry Harburgh, clerk, of his diocese, the son of a priest, to be ordained and hold three compatible benefices, even if one have cure, and be a dignity with cure in a cathedral or metropolitan, or be principal in a collegiate church; and to exchange them as often as seems good to him for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces.
2 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 150d.)
Relaxation of four years and four quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of St. Mary the Virgin visit and give alms for the conservation of her church of the monastery of Carow without the walls, Norwich.
Ibid.
(f. 151.)
The like to penitents who on the feast of St. Leonard visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of St. Leonard in Bosco without the walls, Norwich.
Ibid. The like to penitents who on the feast of St. Anne visit, etc. as above, the chapel of St. Anne, in the parish church of St. Clement in Conysforde, Norwich.
Ibid. The like to penitents who on the feast of St. Andrew visit, etc. as above, his church at Bernyngham Parva, in the diocese of Norwich.
Ibid.
(f. 151d.)
The like to penitents who on the feast of St. Margaret visit, etc., as above, her church at Soterle in the diocese of Norwich.
Ibid. The like to penitents who on the feast of Holy Trinity visit, etc. as above, the chapel of Holy Trinity, in the parish church of St. Ethelbert (Alberti) Catynton (i.e. Tatynton), in the diocese of Norwich.
Ibid. The like to penitents who on the feast of St. Mary Magdalen visit, etc. as above, her church at Laufare Maudelyn, in the diocese of London.
Ibid. The like to penitents who on the feast of St. Anne visit her chapel in the church of the Benedictine monastery of Thetford, in the diocese of Norwich.
Ibid.
(f. 152.)
The like to penitents who on the feast of the Invention of Holy Cross visit, etc. as above, the chapel of Holy Cross, in the church of the Cistercian monastery of Sybton, in the diocese of Norwich.
3 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 152.)
Decree that the merchants of England who, having business at Bruges and not understanding the language of the inhabitants, have newly (de novo) founded there a chapel to St. Mary the Virgin and St. Thomas the Martyr, may choose a fit priest of their nation, secular or religious, who may celebrate mass and other divine offices therein and hear confessions; provided that the offerings be wholly reserved, according to the custom of the place, to the parish church.
15 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 153.)
Relaxation of three years and three quardragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, and those of St. Michael, the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, St. Andrew, St. Laurence, St. Thomas the Martyr, St. Nicholas, St. Mary Magdalen, St. Margaret, St. Praxed, St. Catherine, the dedication, and All Saints, and during the octaves of certain of them, and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who on the said octaves and six days, visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of St. Mary, Westwell, in the diocese of Canterbury.
6 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 158d.)
To the archdeacons of Norfolk, Oxford, and Bedford. Mandate to execute a certain grant, as follows, and to confirm the same, made by mandate of Urban VI. to whom it was lately set forth on behalf of Thomas, prior, John Henycie, canon, and the convent of the Augustinian priory of Frethelestok, in the diocese of Exeter, that the said John, formerly for seventeen years its faithful, diligent, and laborious prior, on account of his infirmities freely resigned, and in consideration of the augmentation and abundance of their means, due to his industry, was by the said prior and convent exonerated from choir for life, had a suitable room in the dormitory assigned him, and a yearly allowance for life of 10l. to be paid at Easter and Michaelmas, three large cheeses, 20 lbs. of candles, and two cartloads of fuel; also, weekly, fourteen loaves called ‘Miches’ and seven black loaves (nigros panes), twenty-four gallons of the better beer; and, daily, the portions (fercula) of two canons, to wit, of flesh and fish, and for his one servitor a pittance with a sufficient portion at dinner and supper; moreover, if he for study or recreation absented himself, he was to have during such absence, in lieu of all the above, except the room, a yearly pension of 14l.; all which is said to be contained more fully in the sealed letters of Ralph de Ryngestede, vicar-general during the voidance of the see, who confirmed the same, and of the said abbot and convent. Urban VI. at John's petition ordered the dean of London, not mentioned by name in the pope's letters (ejus nomine proprio non expresso), if the facts were as stated, to give papal confirmation. John's recent petition to the present pope contained that although John Appelbi, dean of London, has done so under the said letters, the prior and convent have for some years refused to observe their grant, defrauding him of his pension.
9 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 160d.)
To Walter Cook, clerk, of the diocese of Lichfield, B.C.L. Dispensation to him—who has lately had provision from the present pope of the chancellorship of London, a dignity with cure, of the church of Wermuth, in the diocese of Durham, possession of which he has not yet obtained, of canonries with expectation of prebends in London, Lincoln, and Wells, and of a dignity, personatus, or office, with or without cure, in London, and of a benefice with or without cure, even if a dignity with cure, in the common or several gift of the archbishop and the prior and chapter of Canterbury—to hold two benefices with cure, even if one be a dignity major and elective in a cathedral or metropolitan church, and to exchange the same as often as seems good to him for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices.
1390.
4 Non. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 172.)
Relaxation for ten years of two years and two quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of the dedication, the octaves of certain of them, and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and six days, visit the church of Slmeston (i.e. Elmeston), in the diocese of Canterbury, which has been robbed of its ornaments, and which by reason of the poverty of the parishioners has no bells.

1 Boniface IX.

1390.
12 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 183.)
To the bishop of Ely. Mandate to separate for a time and then to absolve from the sentence of excommunication incurred by marrying, knowing that they were related in the fourth degree of affinity, Thomas de Morle, knight, and Anne de Dispenser, damsel, of the diocese of Norwich; to grant dispensation to them to contract marriage anew and remain therin, and to declare past and future offspring legitimate. Thomas and Anne hold Henry, bishop of Norwich, who ought to have been written to in this case, for a certain reason (not mentioned) suspect. Whichever of the two survive the other shall remain perpetually unwed.

2 Boniface IX.

1390.
5 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 183d.)
To Richard de Carleton, canon of London, D.C.L. Dispensation to him—who is a consistorial advocate, holds the church of Aylington, in the diocese of Lincoln, and has had papal provision of the canonry and prebend of Warthille in York, about which he is litigating in the apostolic palace, and of that of Holborne in London, possession of which he has not yet got, and of canonries of London and Lincoln with expectation of prebends and dignities, personatus, or offices, with or without cure—to hold together with Aylington or other parish church any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if it be a dignity, major and elective, personatus, or office, in a metropolitan or cathedral church, and to exchange such benefices (sic)as often as seems good to him for similar or dissimilar benefices (sic).
5 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 184d.)
To Thomas Fayrandgod and Richard Holn, perpetual chaplains of Holy Trinity chapel, Walsoken, in the diocese of Norwich. Indult to them and their successors to celebrate and have celebrated, even in time of interdict if privately, mass and other divine offices in the said chapel, founded by king Richard.
15 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 184d.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of the dedication, the usual octaves and six days; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and six days, visit and give alms to the fabric of the church of St. Helen, Quetlex, in the diocese of York.
2 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 185.)
To Michael Cergeaus, canon of Chichester, J.U.D. Dispensation to him—who is a consistorial advocate, holds canonries and prebends of Chichester and Wells, the perpetual vicarage of Sutton by Plympnouth, about which he is litigating in the apostolic palace, and the church of St. Ladoce, in the same diocese of Exeter; who had grant from Urban VI. to hold the said vicarage along with the said parish church, on condition of exchanging the church within a year for another benetice compatible with his vicarage; has lately had papal provision of canonries and prebends of Crediton (Crititonie) and Deywerton, in the dioceses of Exeter and Salisbury, possession of which he has not yet obtained, and holds under letters of the present pope canonries of Exeter and Salisbury, with expectation of prebends and of a dignity, personatus, or office—to hold together the said vicarage and church, and exchange them as often as seems good to him for two other similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices, even if they be residential dignities, major and elective in cathedral or metropolitan, or principal in collegiate churches, personatus, or offices, with or without cure.
5 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 186.)
To the bishop of London. Mandate to inform himself touching the petition of William, bishop of Rochester, and the Augustinian abbot and convent of Osney, for licence to exchange the church of Mixbury, of the patronage of the bishop, and those of Bokenhull and Cronell, of the patronage of the abbot and convent. The bishop is to grant the licence if, as the petition states, Mixbury would be much more convenient to the abbot and convent, being situate near their possessions, and if the exchange have the assent of the chapter of Rochester and others interested.

1 Boniface IX.

1389.
5 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 191d.)
To Richard Montayne, clerk, of the diocese of Ferns. Confirmation a die of the extension by Urban VI. under letters, which were not made out, dated 14 Kal. Jan. anno 10, of his dispensation as the son of a priest—to be ordained and hold a benefice even with cure—so that he might hold two or three other mutually compatible benefices, even if canonries and prebends in cathedral or metropolitan churches, and might exchange them for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices; with that pope's further grant that in future graces no mention of his illegitimacy needed to be made. [See. f. 312.]

2 Boniface IX.

1390.
16 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 193.)
Relaxation of two years and two quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Margaret visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of St. Margaret, Heinxhulle, in the diocese of Canterbury.
Ibid. Relaxation of two years and two quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of the dedication, the octaves of certain of them, and the six days of Whitsun week; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and six days, visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of St. Mary the Virgin, Byrcholte, in the diocese of Canterbury.
5 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 194.)
To Thomas de Eskheved, perpetual vicar of Crostwayt, in the diocese of Carlisle, licentiate of canon law. Dispensation to him—who has also lately had papal provision of a perpetual benefice without cure, called a prebend or portion in the church of Norton, in the diocese of Durham—to hold for two years together with his said vicarage one other benefice with cure, or otherwise incompatible therewith, even if it be a dignity, major and elective, personatus, or office, with or without cure, in a cathedral or metropolitan church, and to exchange both as often as seems good to him for similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. One of the two is within the said two years to be exchanged for a benefice compatible with the remaining one; otherwise the vicarage or the first obtained of such incompatible benefices is to be resigned.
Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 203.)
To Richard de Thoen (i.e. Thorn), canon of York, papal chaplain. Faculty to dispose of his personal property by will.
Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 208d.)
To Master Thomas de Walkington, canon of York, doctor of canon law, papal chaplain. Licence to him, who is also an auditor of causes in the apostolic palace, to resign as often as he please his benefices for purpose of exchange into the hands of any ordinary or ordinaries without requiring the licence of the said [apostolic] see; and to such ordinary or ordinaries to receive the resignations and make the exchange, certifying the officers of the camera or the collector in those parts in respect of dates and names of persons and benefices.
2 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 209d.)
To John de Berford, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is S.C.L. and in his twentieth year, to hold after attaining his twenty-first year a benefice with cure.
11 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 213d.)
To John Mere, rector of Meyvot, in the diocese of St. Asaph. Dispensation to him—who has lately received from the present pope provision of a canonry of Salisbury, with expectation of a prebend and dignity therein, even major and elective, or personatus, or office, with or without cure, and of the canonry and prebend of Graton in Lincoln—to hold together with his said church one other benefice with cure, even a dignity in a cathedral or metropolitan church, major and elective, and to exchange both as often as seems good to him for similar or dissimilar benefices.
13 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 214d.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of the dedication, the octaves of certain of them, and the usual six days; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and six days, visit and give alms to the fabric of the church of the Augustinian priory of Budlington (Bridlington), in the diocese of York, founded in honour of the Assumption.
7 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 215.)
Relaxation during ten years of five years and five quadragene, and of a hundred days, respectively, to penitents who on the like feasts, octaves, and days visit the church of All Saints, Gouxhill, in the diocese of Lincoln.
15 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 217d.)
To Raymund, master-general of the order of Friars Preachers, S.T.M. dwelling at the Roman court. Faculty to grant to John Garland, of the said order, S.T.B. if found fit after examination by him and four other masters of theology in the Roman court, the honour of mastership in that faculty, and the licence to teach. John was deputed by his prior provincial, in order to obtain the said degree, to read the ‘Sentences’ in the university of Oxford, and has made such progress in the said faculty as to be worthy of the present mandate.
1390.
15 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 220.)
Relaxation of four years and four quadragene, and of a hundred days, respectively, of enjoined penance to penitents who on the above feasts, octaves, and days visit and give alms to the fabric of the church of Bikelesewade, in the diocese of Lincoln.
1391.
14 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 239.)
To Francis, bishop of Palestrina, vice-chancellor of the Holy. Roman church, Bartholomew, cardinal priest of St. Pudentiana's and Raynald, cardinal deacon of St. Vitus's in the Shambles. Mandate to make diligent inquiry and report to the pope touching the life and miracles of John de Thwemg (i.e. Twenge), prior of Bridlington, where in the priory church his body lies, for whose canonization king Richard, queen Anne, and many prelates and nobles of the realm have made repeated and instant petition. The cause has, according to custom, been thrice set forth in public consistory, and afterwards set forth by Philip, bishop of Squillace, S.T.M. to the pope himself.
10 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 242.)
To William de Chesterton, rector of Ratlesdene, in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation, at the petition also of Adam, cardinal of St. Cecilia's, to hold for two years his church of Ratlesdene, value 50 marks, together with Jakesle, value 100 marks, upon his obtaining possession, which he has not yet got; notwithstanding that by the terms of the provision thereof made to him by Urban VI. by whom it had been previously reserved, he was bound to resign Ratlesdene; notwithstanding also the provision of Ratlesdene which the same pope subsequently ordered to be made to Robert Broun, clerk, of the diocese of Bath. The pope does not intend the said Robert to be otherwise prejudiced by these presents in respect of Ratlesdene. [See f. 144.]

De Jubileo.

1390
12 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 246d. (fn. 1) )
To John Chaundeler, canon of Salisbury. [Indult that his confessor may grant him the indulgence of the jubilee, etc.] [An eodem modo, giving the incipit only: Devotionis and the date. The incipit in other cases, e.g.. f. 256 to 258d, is Piis et humilibus.]

3 Boniface IX.

De Anno Jubileo.

1392.
6 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 256.)
To Thomas Bradeley, Augustinian friar of St. Mary's hospital, de Alto Passu, without Bischupesgate, London, Thomas atte Swan, layman, Elizabeth wife of Henry Herburi, donsel, and Margaret wife of John Gramsande, layman, of the dioceses of Exeter, Canterbury, and Worcester. Indult that their confessors may grant them, on the usual conditions, without coming to Rome, the indulgence of the jubilee of the year 1390. They are to visit churches in England on fifteen days, during two months after the receipt of these presents. [An eodem modo.] [See Reg. Lat. i. f. 233.]
3 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 257d.)
To Nicholas, bishop of Dunkeld. Indult to grant that twenty-four persons of the realm of England at his choice, of either sex, may gain the indulgence of the jubilee, as above, Reg. Lat. i. f. 149. They are to visit on seven days, as above, ibid. The present indult is to hold good for three months after his arrival in the said realm. [In full.]
6 Kal. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 258.)
To John de Hoo, rector of the church of East Town (Villeorientalis), Yarmouth (de Jernemuta), S.T.M. and William Wederyngsete, priest, of the diocese of Norwich. The like indult for parishioners of the said parish. [As above, Reg. Lat. i. f. 233d. here in full.]
5 Kal. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 258d.)
To Richard Mayster, rector or Carleton Colville, and John Wulterton, Friar Preacher. Indult that their confessors may grant them the aforesaid indulgence. They are to visit on seven days, within two months after the receipt of these presents, churches appointed by their confessors. [An eodem modo.]

2 Boniface IX.

De Exhibitis

1391.
3 Id. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 300.)
To Master Peter de Florentia, papal chaplain and auditor. Mandate to collate and assign as below. The petition of John William, subdeacon, of the diocese of St. Davids, formerly set forth that a cause arose lately between him and Thomas Lye, priest, of the diocese of Worcester, about the perpetual vicarage of Thammbury in the latter diocese, value 90 marks, which, on its voidance by the death of John Brampton, was obtained by William under pretext of letters of Urban VI. after that pope's death, and after the revocation of his reservations by the present pope. Lye claimed the vicarage, and the cause was brought by William's appeal to the apostolic see and committed by the pope to Master John de Dulmen, papal chaplain and auditor, who was ordered, if neither William nor Lye should be found to have a right to the vicarage, to collate and assign it to the former. Afterwards it was set forth to the pope on behalf of Lye that the said auditor gave a definitive sentence adjudging the vicarage to him. William's appeal was committed by the pope to Master John Trevor, chaplain and auditor, who was ordered, if neither William nor Lye should be found to have a right, as was asserted, to collate and assign it to whichever of the two he should find fit after examination. William's recent petition contained that Master John revoked the former sentence and that Lye's fresh appeal has been committed to the above-named Master Peter. As the petition adds, it is asserted, as above, and the pope orders Master Peter, if this be found to be the case, to collate and assign the vicarage to whichever of the two is, after examination, found fit and sufficient.
3 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 302.)
To the bishop, dean, and archdeacon of London. Mandate to collate and assign the perpetual vicarage of St. Giles without Crepulgate, London, value 60 marks, to John T[r]oubrugg, priest, of the diocese of Bath, bachelor of canon law, whose recent petition contained that he obtained it during the lifetime of Urban VI. on the death of Bartholomew, under pro- vision to him by that pope of a benefice with or without cure in the gift of the bishop of Bath, and now doubts whether for certain causes such provision holds good.
1390.
4 Non. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 312.)
To Richard Montayne, perpetual vicar of Ambrisdon, in the diocese of Lincoln. Extension of successive dispensations to him as the son of a priest—(i) to be ordained, etc.; (ii) to hold two or three other mutually compatible benefices, even if, etc. as above, f. 191d, after which he obtained his vicarage, and subsequently provision from the present pope of a canonry with expectation of a prebend of Ferns—so that he may hold any mutually compatible benefices soever with or without cure, even if they be canonries and prebends, and one of them an elective dignity with cure, major in a metropolitan or cathedral, or principal in a collegiate church, and may exchange them as well as his vicarage as often as seems good to him for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces.

Footnotes

  • 1. Fol. 246 et seq. as far as f. 268 (there is no 248) inclusive, represent a modern pagination. These 22 fols. have been wrongly bound here from Another reguster.