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Lateran Regesta 14: 1390-1391

Pages 387-399

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. XIV.

De Exhibitis.

1391.
4 Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 2.)
To John Exton, rector of Chippynge, in the diocese of York. Extension of dispensation on account of illegitimacy, to be ordained and hold a benefice with cure, so that he may hold three other mutually compatible benefices, even if they be canonries and prebends, and one of them be a personatus, or an office with cure, in metropolitan, cathedral, or collegiate churches, and may 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.
11 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 12d.)
To the warden and scholars of the college instituted near Winchester by William, bishop of Winchester. Indult, on the said bishop's petition on behalf of the said college, commonly called ‘Seinte Marie College of Wynchestre,’ instituted by him for a warden and seventy poor scholars who are to study grammar, that the said warden and scholars, and their successors, may without licence of the diocesan have mass and other divine offices celebrated in their chapel, and the sacraments of penance, the eucharist, and extreme unction administered.
Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 23.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate, on petition of Master Henry Bowet, archdeacon of Lincoln, papal chaplain, to cause to be observed for his life and tenure the composition made before the official of Canterbury by John, bishop of Lincoln, and the late Richard Ravenser, archdeacon of Lincoln, respecting a certain jurisdiction, as Henry, who has by papal collation obtained the archdeaconry upon its voidance by Richard's death, doubts whether the composition was not personal only.
3 Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 26.)
To the bishop of St. Asaph. Mandate to absolve and rehabilitate Llewelyn Bach, priest, of the diocese, whose recent petition contained that a cause arose between him and Philip Dylest, rector of Llanwryn, in the diocese, which rectory he had obtained by authority of the ordinary, and which Philip also claimed; that before a papal auditor Philip obtained a definitive sentence by which the church was adjudged to him, and silence imposed on Llewelyn, who was condemned in fruits and costs; that he incurred excommunication, and was publicly excommunicated by one of the executors for contumacy, refusing to appear on being summoned, as also on being summoned by the ordinary and by the archbishop of Canterbury; and that finally he was seized by the secular court invoked by the ordinary and archbishop, and has been imprisoned for two years in the castle of Welshpool (Pola) in the said diocese. He is now ready to resign the church and make satisfaction to Philip for the said fruits and costs. On his doing this and taking an oath to obey the bishop, he is to be absolved and rehabilitated, and finally released from prison.
4 Kal. Aug.
.St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 37d.)
To Master Peter de Florentia, papal chaplain and auditor. Mandate to collate and assign the parish church of St. Gregory, London, value 30 marks. The recent petition of Hugh Meynot, priest, of the diocese of London, contained that a cause arose lately between him and John Burton, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, respecting the said church, papal collation of which he received on its voidance by the death of Thomas Deyster, which collation John opposed, and has intruded himself. The cause, lawfully introduced to the apostolic see, was at Hugh's instance committed by Urban VI. to Master Hermann de Bilvelt, chaplain, etc. whose commission was continued by the present pope, and who gave a definitive sentence by which John was removed and Hugh restored. John's appeal was committed by the pope to Master John de Dulmen, chaplain, etc. who confirmed the above, and his further appeal has been committed to the above-named Master Peter. As the petition adds, it is asserted by some that neither of the two has any right, and the auditor is ordered, if he find this to be so, and John not to have been intruded, to collate and assign the church to Whichever of the two he find to be fit and the more sufficient; notwithstanding that Hugh has had recent provision from the pope of a canonry of London with expectation of a prebend; and that John holds the parish church of St. Peter's, London, and holds in the church of London a certain perpetual benefice without cure, called a chantry (cantoriam), value 15 marks. If John get St. Gregory's, he is to resign St. Peter's. Of name and date the auditor is to certify the camera.
3 Non. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 39.)
To Master Thomas de Walkington, rector of the poor hospital of Schirbury, in the diocese of Durham, doctor of canon law, papal chaplain. Confirmation a die to him, who is also auditor in the apostolic palace, of the said hospital of which he has had provision from the present pope, it having become void by the promotion by Urban VI. and consecration of John, bishop of Salisbury, as he doubts whether it was not void in some other way.
14 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 43.)
To the bishop of London. Mandate to commute into other works of piety the vow of Margaret, wife of George Frwngg, knight, dwelling in London, who when wife of the late Thomas de Naunton, knight, vowed at his command (de…mandato) and with his consent to visit Santiago de Compostella, but who on account of her age and the number of her children, and because the said George does not consent, is unable to fulfil her vow. The bishop is to impose a salutary penance, and cause her to assign for the repair of the churches of Rome, to the collector deputed in the Roman court for the purpose by the pope, a sum equal to the expenses of the journey and the offerings which she would have made to the church of Santiago.
7 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 48.)
To the bishops of Norwich and Lichfield, and a foreign bishop named. Mandate, on petition of Master Henry Bowet, canon of Lincoln, papal chaplain, concerning the canonry and prebend of Leghton Busard, in Lincoln, canonical possession of which he obtained under a papal provision on the death of William Kynwell, and was opposed by John Thomas, rector of Weheth[a]mstede, in the diocese of Lincoln, Richard Clifford, canon of Salisbury, John Yvot, archdeacon of Buckingham, and William Kyrkested, rector of Bernak, in the same diocese, each of whom claimed the same. Henry's appeal to the apostolic see has been committed by the present pope to Master John de Dulmen, chaplain, etc. who at the instance of Henry's proctor, Master John de Scrivanis, cited the said persons repeatedly, and upon their non-appearance condemned them for contumacy, and by his definitive sentence adjudged the said canonry, and prebend to Henry, imposed on them perpetual silence, and condemned them in costs. The pope confirms the sentence, and orders Henry to be placed in possession. [See above, Reg. Lat. xii. f. 100.]
14 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 61d.)
To the bishop of London. Mandate to commute into other works of piety the vows of pilgrimage of William Cressewyc and Alice his wife, citizens of London, who have both attained their fiftieth year, and who vowed to visit, William many years ago the Holy Sepulchre, and Alice, then unmarried, the churches of SS. Peter and Paul, Rome. Although William was absolved from his vow by the late Simon, bishop of Palestrina, then cardinal priest of St. Sixtus, legate in those parts, and gave certain sums for the repair of the churches of Canterbury and London, and although they, towards the fulfilment of their vow, sent at their own expense two men, one to Jerusalem and the other to Rome; and although both were afterwards absolved by Pileus, bishop of Tusculum, then cardinal priest of St. Praxed's, nuncio in those parts, with authority to so absolve, who imposed on them a certain sum as a subsidy (in subsidium) for the Roman church, they desire to tranquillise their consciences. They are to assign for the repair of the churches of Rome, to the collector deputed in the Roman court for the purpose by the pope, a sum equal to the expenses of their respective journeys and offerings.
4 Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 67.)
To the bishop of Rochester. Mandate as below, at the petition of John de Cobeham, lord of Cobeham, on whose behalf it was lately set forth to Urban V. that he had formerly founded and endowed in the parish church, where his progenitors are buried, a chantry for a college of five chaplains, one of whom, on the death or resignation of the vicar (the vicarage being in the gift of the Cluniac prior and convent of St. Saviour's, Bermundeseye), was, as master of the chantry, to fill the office of vicar; and that he had made certain wholesome statutes and ordinances for the said master and chaplains, all with the assent and authority of William, late bishop of Worcester, then bishop of Rochester, and all confirmed by the said pope. Subsequently at John's petition Urban VI. ordered the then bishop of Rochester to appropriate to the college a parish church of [John's] patronage, in order that the college might exchange it with the said priory and convent for that of Cobham; to give the necessary licence of exchange to both parties, and to the said John licence to increase the chaplains by two. Afterwards, at John's petition to Urban VI. making no mention of the preceding letters of that pope, the church of Rolvynden, in the diocese of Canterbury, of his patronage, was, by mandate to the bishop of Rochester, appropriated to the said chantry. John's recent petition to the present pope contained that under the above first letters of Urban VI. the church of Tylbury, in the diocese of London, of his patronage, has also been appropriated, and that John now desires licence to increase to thirteen the number of chaplains, successively increased by two at a time to eleven, and to make a declaration upon the above statutes and ordinances, which are in some passages obscure, and desires to have them thereupon confirmed. The bishop is ordered to grant the desired licence, and to confirm the statutes and ordinances. [See f. 207d.]
9 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 87.)
To Ralph Tregrision, dean of Exeter, D.C.L. Faculty, he being old and infirm and his sight failing, to have coadjutors of his choice, without consulting the bishop and chapter or others. The coadjutors are first to take an oath not to alienate goods or rights of the deanery, etc.
15 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 95.)
To the prior and convent of the Benedictine monastery of St. Guthlac without the walls, Hereford. Indult, on the death or resignation of the present vicar, to put monks of their monastery into the vicarage of St. Peter's, Hereford, which church was formerly incorporated to them by papal authority, with a portion reserved for a secular priest as perpetual vicar. Their revenues have been so diminished by the pestilences which have long afflicted those parts, and by which even divers of their animals have perished, that they cannot maintain becoming hospitality, etc. The revenues of the vicarage are 50 marks, and those of the monastery 220.
11 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 104.)
To Robert Clerk, of Hedon in Holdernesse, priest. Extension of dispensation on account of illegitimacy, to be ordained and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he obtained a certain chantry in St. Mary's, Aldermarychurche, London, so that he may hold three other compatible benefices, even if one be an elective dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus, or office, with or without cure, in a cathedral, metropolitan, or collegiate church, and may exchange them as often as he will for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces.
Ibid.
(f. 104d.)
To William, bishop of Winchester. Faculty, he being old and infirm, to have coadjutors of his choice without consulting his metropolitan, the chapter of Winchester or other. The coadjutors are to take an oath not to alienate goods or rights of the episcopal mensa, etc.
Ibid.
(f. 106d.)
To the warden and scholars of the college instituted near Winchester by William, bishop of Winchester. Indult, at the said bishop's petition on behalf of the said college, commonly called Seinate Marie College of Winchestre,’ instituted by him for a warden and seventy poor scholars clerks, who are to study grammar, that the said warden and scholars and their successors may, without licence of the diocesan or other, receive minor and holy orders from any catholic bishop of their choice in communion with the apostolic see.
Ibid.
(f. 107.)
To the warden and scholars of the college instituted by William, bishop of Winchester in the university of Oxford. Indult, at the said bishop's petition on behalf of the said college, instituted by him for a warden and seventy scholars, who are to study theology, or canon or civil law, or arts, that they and their successors may, without licence of the diocesan or other, receive and convert to their own uses any offerings, gifts, and legacies.
Ibid.
(f. 107d.)
To the warden and scholars of the college instituted near Winchester, etc. as above. The like indult mutatis mutandis.
4 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 108.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury, the bishop of London, and James Dardani, archdeacon of Norfolk, collector to the camera in England. Mandate—on petition of king Richard, who desires to found a college of ecclesiastics, and to acquire by purchase and apply thereto, to the amount of 1000 marks, lands and possessions in the realm belonging to French religious of divers orders, some of whom are schismatics—to grant licence to the owners thereof, after the said college has been founded and constructed, to sell to the king to the amount mentioned.
11 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 109.)
To the warden and scholars of the college instituted by William, bishop of Winchester, in the university of Oxford. Indult, on the petition, etc. as above, that they and their successors may, without licence of the diocesan or other, receive minor and holy orders from any catholic bishop of their choice in communion with the apostolic see.
17 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 113.)
Declaration of the validity of a marriage dispensation, under which Richard, earl of Arundel, and Philippa, relict of John de Hastings, earl of Pembroke, have married, knowing that they were related in the third degree of affinity and the fourth degree of kindred. Their recent petition contained that Richard lately obtained dispensation from the present pope to marry within the third degree of kindred or of affinity or of both, and that for his said marriage some doctors assert the said dispensation to be sufficient, while others assert it to be invalid.
18 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 114d.)
Indult, at the petition of Bryan de Stapulton, temporal lord, and the inhabitants of the town of Carleton, in the diocese of York—containing that between their town and the parish church of Snayth, within whose bounds it lies, there is a certain navigable river called the Ayer, which is sometimes so flooded that they cannot convey their dead—to bury in the cemetery which is situated hard by the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin in the said town. [See f. 160.]
5 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 115.)
To John Oneachtayn, clerk, of the diocese of Clonfert. Extension of dispensation on account of illegitimacy as the son of a priest, to be ordained and hold a benefice even with cure, so that he may hold any mutully compatible benefices below the episcopal, and may 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. (Pro. Deo.)

De Diversis Formis.

15 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 128.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Thomas the Martyr visit and give alms for the repair and conservation of the hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr without the walls, York, and for the sustentation of the poor dwelling therein.
Ibid.
(f. 128d.)
The like to penitents who on the feast of Corpus Christi visit and give alms for the repair of the church of All Saints, Multon in Holand, in the diocese of Lincoln.
Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 128d.)
To Anthony de Sancto Quintino, rector of Hornesey, in the diocese of York, bachelor of canon law. Extension of dispensation [below, xvii. 238]—to retain for one year the church of Setryngton, in the same diocese, which upon obtaining Hornesey (which he has not yet got) he was, by the terms of the provision lately made to him by the present pope on the voidance of that church (previously reserved to the apostolic see), bound to resign, on condition of exchanging one or other within the year for a benefice compatible with the remaining one—so that he, who is by both his parents of knightly race, has litigated for years in the apostolic palace and is still litigating about the canonry and prebend of St. Martin in St. John's, Beverley, and has not passed beyond the said year, may upon obtaining Hornesey retain Setryngton for life, and may exchange them as often as he please for two similar or dissimilar incompatible elective benefices, even if they be major dignities in cathedral churches, personatus and offices with cure.
1391.
2 Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 136.)
To the archbishops of Canterbury and York, and the bishop of London. Mandate to warn and, under pain of excommunication, to compel the restoration of all the letters, privileges, charters, and muniments concerning the paternal inheritance and rights of William, knight, of the diocese of Canterbury, son of the late Guy de Bryene, Knight, which, when formerly by order of king Richard he was sent with Richard, earl of Arundel, to conquer certain provinces and places, situate near the realm, of certain of the king's enemies in the maritime parts, were deposited in a chest in his house in London, and which certain unknown persons breaking open the chest have carried off
16 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 137.)
To the bishop of Hereford. Mandate to grant dispensation to William Parys and Sibyl Leton so that they may remain in the marriage contracted by them in ignorance that they were related in the third degree of affinity, declaring their past and future offspring legitimate.
4 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 137d.)
To the archbishop of Dublin. Mandate to grant dispensation to Roger Bron, Augustinian canon of St. Thomas the Martyr by Dublin, on account of illegitimacy, so that he may accept and hold all dignitities, even abbatial, episcopal, and metropolitan.
16 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 139.)
Relaxation—in additional to that lately granted of three years and three quadragene to penitents who on the feast of St. Laurence visit and give alms for the conservation of his church of Lacfford, in the diocese of Norwich—of two years and two quadragene to penitents who similarly visit and give alms during the octave.
10 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 154d.)
Relaxation, at the petition of Francis, bishop of Palestrina, vice-chancellor of the holy Roman church, of five years and five quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of the Nativity, Annunciation, Purification, and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, the Resurrection of our Lord, and the three days immediately following it (on which three days a great concourse of people takes place) and during the octaves of the said Nativity and Assumption, visit and give alms for the sustentation and conservation of the church of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary de Altopassu, without the walls, London, the chapels and altars situate therein and those in the solemn hospital of the Blessed Virgin founded within the said monastery, in which hospital very many poor windows, wards (pupilli), and orphans are continually sustained.
1390.
16 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 155d.)
Relaxation of two years and two quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of the dedication visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of the Benedictine priory of Wylberfosse, in the diocese of York.
Ibid. The like in regard to the church of Hougton, in the diocese of Durham.
Ibid.
(f. 156.)
The like in regard to the church of the priory of Handall, in the diocese of York.
1391.
7 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 157d.)
To Thomas, duke, and Eleanor, duchess of Gloucester. Indult to enter six times a year with twenty persons of either sex, without passing the night, any monasteries of enclosed religious of either sex.
16 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 160.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of Holy Trinity and the four feasts of the Blessed Virgin visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of St. Mary in the town of Carleton, in the diocese of York, and the oratory of Holy Trinity therein which has been newly built by Bryan de Stapulton, lord, and the inhabitants of the said town. [See f. 114d.]
1390.
3 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 169d.)
To Thomas Stowe, archdeacon of Bedford, D.C.L. Dispensation to him, who is official of London and holds the said archdeaconry, a dignity with cure, and canonries and prebends of Lincoln, Salisbury, and London, to hold for two years one other dignity, personatus, or office with cure, and (aut) a parish church, even if such dignity be elective, and be major after the pontifical in a cathedral or principal in a collegiate church, and to exchange them (ipsa) as often as he please during the said two years for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices.
1391.
6 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 170.)
To William, son of Richard earl of Arundel, clerk, of the diocese of Chichester. Dispensation to him, who is in his eleventh year and is a student in arts, to hold any, benefices without cure, even if some one of them be a canonry and prebend, and even if they be in metropolitan or cathedral churches; and upon attaining his fourteenth year to be promoted to all holy orders and hold a benefice with cure even if they (sic) be an elective dignity with cure, major after the pontifical in metropolitan or cathedral churches, or principal in collegiate.
13 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 188d.)
To Walter, abbot of St. Peter's, Gloucester. Faculty to him and his successors to absolve and dispense such of the monks (who, as it happens, by persuasion of the devil often come to blows) as have contracted or shall contract irregularity by celebrating or taking part in divine offices when under sentence of excommunication for such violence, except in cases specially reserved to the apostolic see; such things being sometimes perpetrated by malice and aforethought in order to give an excuse for wandering forth from the monastery to obtain absolution from the said see or from the ordinaries.
11 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 192. d.)
To William Lullyngton, dean of Chichester. Licence, at the petition also of king Richard, to exchange the deanery, which is an elective dignity, major after the pontifical, for other similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefice or benefices, without requiring licence of the ordinary or other, resigning it for the purpose into the hands of any prelate (prelati) of his choice. Such prelate is to certify names and dates to the camera or to its collector in those parts.
Ibid.
(f. 193.)
To Thomas Butiller, warden of the free royal chapel of Wyndesore. Indult, at the petition also of king Richard, to grant to farm or let under a yearly cess without obtaining licence of the ordinary, the fruits, rents, and profits of his wardenship, and meanwhile to absent himself therefrom, provided that it be served by a fit vicar.
17 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 194.)
To Master Henry Bowet, archdeacon of Lincoln, J.U.D. papal chaplain and auditor. Licence to him, who is also auditorgeneral of causes in the court of the camera, 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 apostolic see. The ordinaries are to certify the camera or its collector as usual.
1390
2 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 196.)
To Thomas Haxey, canon of Lichfield. Dispensation to him who is a priest and holds canonries and prebends of Lichfield and Suthwell, and the chapel of Lasduche. in the diocese of Durham, value together 110 marks, to receive and hold for three years two benefices with cure, even if one of them be an elective dignity, major after the pontifical in a cathedral or metropolitan, or principal in a collegiate church, personatus, office, perpetual administration, or parish church, and to exchange the same as often as seems good to him for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices.
1391.
11 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 196d.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate, after due consideration, to dispense Edmund Leversegge, scholar of that diocese, of illegitimate birth, so that he may be ordained and hold three benefices, even if one have cure of souls, and be an elective dignity, major after the pontifical in a metropolitian, or principal in a collegiate church, personatus, administration, office, or canonry and prebend in a cathedral or metropolitan church, or a parish church; and may exchange them as often as he please for similar or dissimilar benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces.
4 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 197.)
To William Cullyng, canon of St. Thomas the Martyn, Glasneye, in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him—who holds besides his said canonry and prebend the parish church of Opton [Pyn], in the said diocese, value together 30 marks, and who has recently had from the present pope provision, on its voidance, of the provostship of the said church of St. Thomas, value 40 marks; of canonries of Salisbury and Exeter with expectations of prebends and dignities, personatus, or offices; and of a benefice with or without cure in the common or several gift of the bishop, dean and chapter, and each and singular the canons of Exeter—to hold for two years two benefices with cure, even if they be diguities, personatus and offices in cathe- dral or collegiate churches, or be parish churches, and to exchange them meanwhile as often as he please for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. One of the two he is, within the said period, to exchange for another compatible with the remaining one, otherwise the one first obtained is to be resigned. [Cancelled. Note in margin: Cassata propter nimiam eius correcturam et registrata infra penultimo folio. See f. 234d.]
14 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 205.)
To the bishop of London. Mandate, on petition of Thomas, earl of Nottingham, and John de Holand, earl of Huntingdon, and of king Richard, John's brother (germanus), to grant a dispensation whereby Thomas son of the said Thomas, and Constance daughter of John, who are in their fifth and fourth years respectively, and who are related on both sides in the fourth degree of kindred, may be espoused, and on coming to full age, married.
4 Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 207d.)
Relaxation of five years and five quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the four feasts of St. Mary the Virgin and the feast of St. Mary Magdalen visit and give alms for the conservation of their church of Cobbham, in the diocese of Richester, in which John de Cobbham, baron of the barony of Cobbham, is said to have founded and endowed a college of chaplains. [See f. 67.]
11 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 210d.)
To the Augustinian abbot and convent of Nottely, in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult to them to have, like some other places of their order in England, the use of Salisbury, that of St. Augustine having become, on account of the rigour of their order, too burdensome (nimis grave) for them. [The date is corrected in the margin from September to October by the corrector.]
Ibid. To Thomas, duke of Gloucester. Indult to have mass and other divine offices celebrated in his chapel, even in his absence, provided that the governor of his household, or the dean or warden of the chapel, be present.
6 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 215.)
To the Cluniac prior and convent of Lewes. Appropriation—in consideration of their losses of arable and fruit-bearing lands, meadows, pasturages, etc. through maritime and other inundations, of the ransom they have had to pay for the prior, taken by French and Spaniards near the priory, and long held captive in France, of the destruction by the same of their possessions, the burning of their crops, and the capture of their serfs (servos), whereby the priory, in which there are at present 58 monks and one lay-brother, and which is situate near the king's highway, cannot sustain itself nor exercise hospitality—of the churches of their patronage of West Hothlegh, Peccham, and Dychenynge, and the chapel of Wynelesfelde, annexed to Dychenynge, value in all 80 marks, which churches have perpetual vicars instituted therein, the value of the priory itself being 1600 marks.
1391(?).
18 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 224.)
To Anne, queen of England. Indult to enter as often as she please, with a suite of fifty honest persons of either sex, any monastery of enclosed religious women and to eat and drink therein, but not to pass the night. [Cancelled with strokes only, without marginal note. The date is incomplete, no year being indicated, and the subscription of the corrector is not added.]
1391.
4 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 224d.)
To Richard, son of Thomas earl of Kent, clerk, of the diocese of Winchester. Extension, at the petition of king Richard his uncle, of the dispensation recently granted him, then, as now, in his thirteenth year only—to accept when in his fourteenth year any benefice, even a dignity (even if major after the pontifical in a cathedral or metropolitain church), personatus, perpetual administration, or office, with or without cure, even if in a secular or regular church and elective—so that he may exchange it for a similar or dissimilar benefice, and may when in his eighteenth year be elected archbishop, metropolitan, or bishop of such cathedral church, secular or regular.
Ibid.
(f. 225.)
Grant, at the petition of king Richard, that twenty-four of the clerks of his household to be nominated by him, beneficed or not, and who otherwise would not have the right, may wear grey or minever tippets (almutiis de grisio sive variis) within his chapel and without.
16 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 226.)
Relaxation of four quadragene to penitents who on St. Nicholas's day visit and give alms for the conservation of his church of the Augustinian priory of Burscogh, in the diocese of Lichfield.
Ibid.
(f. 226d.)
The like to penitents who on the feasts of St. Laurence, St. Stephen, and St. Vincent similarly visit and give alms to their parish church of Bakechild, in the diocese of Canterbury.
Ibid. The like to penitents who on the feast of St. Margaret similarly visit and give alms to the chapel of her poor hospital by Langwath, in the diocese of Lincoln.
11 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 226d.)
The like to penitents who on the four feasts of the Blessed Virgin similarly visit and give alms to the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin de Pole in the parish church of Meyvot, in the diocese of St. Asaph.
16 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 227.)
The like to penitents who on the same feasts similarly visit and give alms to the church of St. Mary the Virgin, Norton, in the diocese of Canterbury.
11 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 228d.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, 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 chapel of St. Mary the Virgin of the college of scholar clerks founded near Winchester by bishop William.
Ibid.
(f.229.)
To John de Wykeham, rector of Crondale, in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to him, who holds under letters of the present pope canonries of Chichester, Lincoln, and Exeter with expectation of prebends, and the aforesaid church, whose value is 130 marks, to hold for three years, together with the said church, one other benefice, even if a dignity, personatus, or office, with cure, or a parish church, and to exchange both as often as he please for similar or dissimilar benefices. He is to exchange during the said term either of such incompatible benefices for another compatible with the remaining one; otherwise the first obtained of such incompatible benefices is to be resigned. [See Reg. Lat. lxvii. f. 88d.]
2 Id. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 229d.)
To John Chaundeler, rector of Werbelington, in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation, at the petition also of king Richard and queen Anne, to hold together with Werbelington, value 40 marks, one other parish church, or an elective dignity with cure, major after the pontificial or principal accordingly, personatus or office, or other benefice with cure, in a cathedral or collegiate church, and to exchange both as often as he please for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices.
14 Kal. March.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 231.)
To the archbishop of York. Mandate, on petition of John Kep, of Treyngton, and William his son, laymen, of Norwich, born serfs (service originarii) of the bishop and church of Ely, to grant licence to bishop John, his oath against alienation of the property of his mensa notwithstanding, to free the said laymen from the yoke of serfdom (servitutis).
16 Kal. March.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 231.)
Relaxation of four years and four quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of the Nativity of St. John Baptist visit and give alms for the conservation of his church of the Benedictine priory of nuns, Kylborn, in the diocese of London.
11 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f.231d.)
Relaxation of six years and six quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Mary Magdalene visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of her poor hospital without the walls, Lynn (Villelennee), in the diocese of Norwich.
Ibid Relaxation of six years and six quadragene to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, the feasts 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 during the said oxtaves and six days, visit and give alms for the conservation of the parish church, called the chapel of St. Leonard, Eynysham, in the diocese of Lincoln.
Ibid..
(f. 232.)
Relaxation of six years and six quadragene to penitents who on the four feasts of the Blessed Virgin similarly visit and give alms to the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin, Chatham, in the diocese of Rochester.
Ibid.
(f.232d.)
The like, during ten years, to penitents who give alms for the repair of the bridge of Islepe, in the diocese of Lincoln, which is about to fall into ruin. The pope strictly forbids these present letters to be sent by questuarii; if this be attempted they are invalid.
Ibid
(f.233.)
Relaxation of six years and six quadragene to penitents who on the four feasts of the Blessed Virgin visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin in the church of the Carmelite house at Maldon, in the diocese of London.
Ibid The like to penitents who on the feast of St. Nicholas similarly visit and give alms to his chapel at Lynn (Villelennee), in the diocese of Norwich.
Ibid. The like to penitents who on the feast of St. Roger similarly visit and give alms to his church of the Premonstratension monastery of Belegh, in the diocese of London.
1390.
7 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 233d.)
To John Bodeln, rector of Kenn (Hena), in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to hold for two years, together with the said church and the canonry and prebend which he holds in St. Davids, value together 100 marks, one other benefice, even an elective dignity with cure, major after the pontifical in a metropolitan or cathedral, or principal in a collegiate church, personatus, office, or administration.
1391.
4 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 234d.)
To William Cullyng, rector of Opton Pyn, in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation, motu proprio, to him—who for several years last elapsed (?) has been of the Roman court(.. te qui a(?) pluribus annis proxime (?) elapsis (?)nostre Romane curie… (?) existis This is not in f.197) and who holds the said parish church, value 20 marks, and has [recently] had from the present pope provision, upon its voidance, of the provostship of St. Thomas the Martyr, Glasneye, value 40 marks (possession of which he has not yet obtained),—to accept one other benefice with cure, even if it be a perpetual vicarage, parish church, elective dignity with cure, major or principal and united respectively, personatus, or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral, or collegiate church; to retain it and his parish church for life together with his provostship, whether the latter have cure or on; and to exchange as often as he please his parish church and such benefice for two similar or dissimilar benefices incompatible with his provostship. (De Mandato.) [This letter, which ends the volume, begins on the penultimate folio, 234d, and occupies the recto of 235, which is much water-stained. See f. 197.]