3 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's Rome.
To Thomas de Mountagu, licentiate of canon and civil law. Provision, at the petition also of the king his kinsman, of the deanery of Salisbury, a dignity with cure, value 450
marks, void by the resignation of Angelus, cardinal priest of St. Laurence's in Damaso. The deanery was held by the late James, cardinal deacon of St. George's in Velabro, on whose death the chapter (to whom by ancient, approved, and hitherto observed custom the election belongs) elected-perhaps in ignorance of Urban VI.'s reservation on their voidance of all benefices of cardinals—Robert, bishop of London, then canon of Chichester, who got confirmation from the ordinary, whilst pope Urban made provision of the same to the late Thomas, cardinal deacon of St. Mary's in Domnica. Upon Robert's receiving from Urban provision of the see of London and his consecration, the chapter elected Mountagu, then canon of Bromezerde, in the diocese of Hereford, who likewise got confirmation from the ordinary. Subsequently, upon the death of Urban VI. and cardinal Thomas, the present pope, in accordance with the usual general reservation, at his accession, of benefices of cardinals, made provision of the deanery to the above-named cardinal Angelus, who has resigned, as above. The provision is made notwithstanding that Mountagu holds the parish church of Chaddesey, in the diocese of Wells, which is to be resigned, and the said canonry and prebend, value in all 60 marks.