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Lateran Regesta 17: 1390-1391

Pages 402-415

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. XVII.

De Exhibitis, Liber Secundus.

4 Non. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 1.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury, the bishop of Salisbury, and a foreign bishop named. Mandate to assign a term within which, under pain of excommunication, etc. John Haseley, priest, of the diocese of Worcester, is to give up the rectory of Cleyve in the same diocese to Henry Bowet, papal chaplain, who on its voidance had papal provision, it having been previously reserved. A cause arose between Henry and the late John Bryan, clerk, and was ventilated at the apostolic see, where Henry (John dying meanwhile) obtained a definitive sentence; but Henry, bishop of Worcester, not ignorant of the said provision, has intruded John Haseley into the church. If the bishop hinder execution he is to incur penalty of 10,000 gold florins, and is to be warned to remove John under the like penalty within a term to be fixed.
Ibid.
(f. 2.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury, the bishop of London, and another named. The like in respect of John called ‘Thomas,’ clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln, kinsman of the bishop of Worcester, the archdeaconry of Lincoln, and the same Henry Bowet, who on its voidance had papal provision thereof. A cause arose between Henry and the late Nicholas Chaddesden, clerk, and was ventilated at the apostolic see, where Henry obtained a definitive sentence, and upon Nicholas's appeal (who died meanwhile) obtained a second one under commission by the present pope. John, bishop of Lincoln, who after the first sentence had sequestrated the archdeaconry by papal mandate, upon the death of Nicholas intruded John, violating the sequestration. If the bishop hinder Bowet from obtaining possession, he is to incur penalty of 10,000 gold florins, and is to be warned to remove John within a term to be fixed, under further penalty of having the church of Lincoln placed under an interdict.
2 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 3.)
To Ralph Tregrision, canon and dean of Exeter, D.C.L. Exemption for life, in consideration of his infirmities, from the jurisdiction of the bishop of Exeter, placing him immediately under the protection of the apostolic see.
13 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 10d.)
To the Benedictine prior and chapter of Coventry. Indult that the sub-prior or sacristan, or other fit monk of their choice, may administer sacraments and sacramentals, in time of necessity only, to servitors and other persons belonging to their church, and to extraneous persons who repair thither, the perpetual vicar of the parish church of Holy Trinity, which belongs to them, and within whose bounds their church is situate, being accustomed to do so in cases of necessity, so that it is often needful for the doors of the monastery to be opened at night, and the said vicar or his priest to be introduced into the prior's chamber or other secret places where the sick lie, the which is reputed dangerous and very unhonest.
2 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 11d.)
To William Mackachathmayl, priest, of the diocese of Derry (Deren.). Rehabilitation of him, who is a student of canon law at Oxford, and who, after having been formally dispensed by papal authority as the son of a priest to be ordained and hold a benefice even with cure, obtained the church of Furnay in the said diocese; he having also obtained without further dispensation, by collation of bishop Simon and the dean and chapter, a canonry of Derry, void by the resignation to them of Gilbert Odunnay, which canonry he is to resign forthwith. He has now further dispensation to hold any benefices, even if canonries and prebends or offices in metropolitan or cathedral churches, and even if one of them have cure or be an elective dignity with cure, major after the pontifical, or a personatus, 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.
14 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 21d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury, the abbot of Bokelond, in the diocese of Exeter, and the dean of Exeter. Mandate to proceed to the execution of the sentence below given at the apostolic see against John Tyssington, minister provincial, William Chypton, guardian, John Tremur, John Edyngton, Robert Domyng, Henry Cely, William Kingeston, and John called ‘Thomas,’ Friars Minors, in a cause between them and Michael Cergeaux, perpetual vicar of Sutton by Plymouth, concerning a certain oratory and other buildings, which the said minister, guardian, and friars had, despite the protest of the ordinary and of the said vicar, caused to be built within the boundaries of the parish church. The cause was long ventilated at the apostolic see, where Michael obtained a definitive sentence whereby the said new work was ordered to be destroyed and demolished. His present petition adds that the said minister and others, whilst the suit was still pending, have had the oratory consecrated by a certain bishop, have publicly boasted that they would defend themselves by lay power, and, favoured by the secular power, go on daily with the building. Until the cause be terminated no divine offices are to be celebrated or heard, sacraments or sacramentals administered or received, oblations received or made in the said place, under pain of excommunication, suspension, and interdict, as well of the friars as of the parishioners.
6 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 26.)
To the bishop of London, the abbot of Langdon, in the diocese of Canterbury, and the prior of Holy Trinity, London. Mandate, on petition of John Preston, monk of St. Augustine's without the walls, Canterbury, S.T.P. papal chaplain, to compel the abbot and convent, in case of their refusal on the ground of his appointment as papal chaplain and penitentiary, to admit him to a stall in choir and place in chapter, and to provide him with commons.
15 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 57.)
To the archdeacon of Northampton. Mandate to summon the Augustinian prioress and convent of St. John Baptist, Rothewell, in the diocese of Lincoln, and others concerned, and if the facts be as stated, to assign a fitting portion from his church to John Herry, perpetual vicar of Desburgh, in the same diocese, which belongs to the priory, his petition containing that his fruits, rents, and profits are diminished.
4 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 65d.)
To John de Wynthorpe, perpetual vicar of Strubly, in the diocese of Lincoln. Extension of dispensation on account of illegitimacy to be ordained and hold a benefice even with cure, so that he may hold two compatible benefices only, even if one of them be a canonry and prebend in a cathedral or metropolitan church, and may exchange them as often as seems good to him for other mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces.
1391.
16 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 73.)
To the bishops of Hereford and Derry (Deren.) and the archdeacon of Brecon, in St. Davids. Mandate to proceed to the execution of two definitive sentences in possessorio iudicio only, obtained at the apostolic see by John ap Jorwerth, removing Gilbert Nichol, priest, of the diocese of St. Davids, who had despoiled John of his canonry and prebend of Abergwyly, obtained by him under papal authority. John's present petition adds that while the suit was pending Gilbert resigned, and that Richard Leythwardyn, priest, of the diocese of Hereford, intruded himself. The sentences are to be proceeded with as against Richard and any other intruders, and the canonry and prebend given to John. (Pro Deo.)
15 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 74.)
To the archdeacon of Northampton. Mandate as above, f. 57.
6 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 101.)
Erection into a monastery, with prior Richard as abbot—at the petition of the said prior and the convent, and of John, duke of Lancaster, the patron—of the Augustinian priory of St. Mary's, Norton, in the diocese of Lichfield, which is dependent on no monastery. (Pro Deo.)
5 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 106d.)
To Malachy Ohymayr, clerk, of the diocese of Killaloe (Laonien.), bachelor of medicine. Extension of successive dispensations on account of illegitimacy—(i) to be ordained and hold a benefice even with cure, (ii) to hold two other mutually compatible benefices, even if canonries and prebends or dignities, personatus, or offices in metropolitan or cathedral churches, and exchange them as often as should seem good to him for similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices—so that he may hold two other benetices compatible with the aforesaid, even if canonries and prebends, elective dignities with cure, major after the pontitical, personatus, or offices in metropolitan or cathedral 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. (Pro Deo.)
16 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 107d.)
To Cosmatus, cardinal priest of St. Cross in Jerusalem. Mandate to separate from the Augustinian abbot Hugh and the convent of St. Andrew's, Vercelli, and to appropriate to another church or monastery a certain dependent member of theirs in the diocese of Ely, wherein is the parish church of St. Andrew Chesterton. They have been accustomed to send thither a proctor with power to institute a priest or vicar to serve the church, and to transmit the remainder of the tithes, fruits, etc.; but on account of the distance and expense there results to them little and sometimes no utility at all; and they fear, moreover, through the malevolent and assiduous efforts of certain persons of those parts, the total loss of their rights. The present executor is chosen because, having very often visited, when in minor orders, the said member [as collector in England], he is fully informed in regard to the facts. Faculty is given to provide from the revenues of such other church or monastery an equal or greater annual rent to the said abbey of St. Andrew's.
2 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 109d.)
To the Benedictine abbot and convent of St. Peter's, Gloucester. Appropriation of the church of Chepyng Nortum, in the diocese of Lincoln, of their patronage, value 70 marks, that of the monastery itself being 2000, with which 40 persons and more are sustained, so as to enable them, as in accordance with their statutes they have been accustomed and are bound, to send three or four monks to Oxford or other university, with 15 marks a year apiece for their sustentation, to study in theology or other lawful faculties. The appropriation is to take effect on the resignation or death of the present rector.
5 Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 141d.)
To the Benedictine abbess and convent of St. Mary's, Winchester. Confirmation of the appropritation of the church of Ercheffont of their patronage, value 40 marks, made to them by Ralph, bishop of Wells, then bishop of Salisbury, with consent of William Potyn, archdeacon (within whose archdeaconry Ercheffont lies), and the chapter of Salisbury, and fortified with their respective seals, the revenues of the monastery being 450, their movable goods having much diminished, many of their animals having perished, and their arable lands being uncultivated by reason of the pestilences.

De Diversis Formis.

Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 146d.)
Relaxation of two years and two quadragene to penitents who on the feast of St. John before the Latin Gate visit and give alms for the repair of the chapel of St. John the Evangelist in the town of Burstall, in the diocese of Lincoln, which is very ruinous, and for the construction, newly commenced, of the bell tower.
2 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 146d.)
Relaxation during ten years of four years and four quadragene to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, and that of St. Peter ad Vincula, 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. Peter ad Vincula, Crosthweyc by Spykesworth, in the diocese of Norwich.
Ibid.
(f. 147.)
The like relaxation during ten years to penitents who give alms for the repair of the wooden bridge at Schelforde Parva, in the diocese of Ely. The pope strictly forbids these presents to be sent by questuarii; if this be attempted they are invalid.
9 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 152.)
To Roger Berwyk, perpetual vicar of Scherdestoke, or Cherdestoke, in the diocese of Salisbury, bachelor of canon law. Indult for seven years to absent himself while studying letters at an university, to enjoy the fruits, and to let them to farm.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Derry (Deren.), the abbot of Aleyndon (Abingdon), and the official of London.
16 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 152d.)
Relaxation of four years and four quadragene to penitents who on the feast of St. Nicholas visit and give alms for the conservation of his church of Derssingham, in the diocese of Norwich.
2 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 152d.)
The like to penitents who on the four feasts of the Blessed Virgin similarly visit and give alms for the conservation of the altar of St. Mary on the right side of the church of St. Augustine without the walls, Canterbury.
Ibid.
(f. 153.)
The like to penitents who on the same feasts similarly visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of St. Mary in the church of the Cistercian monastery of Sibton, in the diocese of Norwich.
Ibid. The like to penitents who on the same feasts similarly visit and give alms to the church, called chapel, of St. Mary in the fields (campis), in the diocese of Norwich.
16 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 153.)
The like to penitents who on the feasts of the nativity (i.e. the martyrdom), the chains, and the chair of St. Peter, similarly visit and give alms to the church of St. Peter Westtlenn, in the diocese of Norwich.
Ibid. The like to penitents who on the feasts of the nativity and beheading of St. John Baptist similarly visit and give alms to his church at Norwich.
2 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 153d.)
The like to penitents who on the four feasts of St. Mary the Virgin similarly visit and give alms to her altar in the church of St. Helen, Abyndon.
Ibid. The like to penitents who on the same feasts similarly visit and give alms to the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin, Morselet, Langforde, in the diocese of Norwich.
16 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 154.)
The like to penitents who on the feasts of St. John Baptist similarly visit and give alms to his poor hospital at Shrewsbury.
7 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 157d)
To the abbots of St. Thomas the Martyr's by Dublin, and William Pirrone, canon of Dublin. Mandate to summon John de Swinton, or Swindon, who has not obtained holy orders after holding for a year and more the treasurership of Dublin, value 50 marks, an elective dignity with cure, not major after the pontifical, void under the statutes of the church of Dublin, which provide that the holder is bound to receive holy orders within a year of his obtaining possession, and if not, be deprived. They are to collate and assign to John Teyr, clerk, of the diocese of Kildare (Daren.), the said treasurership, void as above, or by the death of James Stanton, who was a member of the papal court (curialis) and died in a wood, in the diocese of Tivoli, not more than two days’ journey from Rome, where Urban VI. was residing, or void in any other way; notwithstanding that Teyr has lately had provision from the present pope 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 Lincoln and of Salisbury, which provisions are upon his obtaining the treasurership annulled as regards benefices with cure only.
Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 160.)
To Richard Clifford, rector of Ford, in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to him—who is a member of the king's household, and who holds, besides Ford, the free chapel of St. Mary Gosmonthe, in the diocese of Durham, the wardenship of the hospital of St. James by Westminster Abbey, and canonries and prebends of Lincoln, Salisbury, Wells, and Glaston (Glasney) (and who has had papal provision, on their voidance, of the canonry and prebend of Leghton Bussord in Lincoln, possession of which he has not yet obtained; cancelled with strokes only)—to hold together with his parish church one other benefice with cure, even an elective dignity with cure, major after the pontifical in a cathedral or metropolitan, or principal in a collegiate church, and to exchange both as often as he think good for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices.
4 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 161d.)
To Thomas de Southam, archdeacon of Oxford, in Lincoln. Indult for five years to visit his archdeaconry by deputy, and to receive the due procurations in ready money to the daily amount of 30 silver Tournois, 12 to the gold florin of Florence.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of London, the abbot of Westminster, and John Southam, canon of Lincoln.
7 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 169.)
To Richard, abbot of St. Mary's, Norton, in the diocese of Lichfield. Faculty to him, who has recently had provision from the pope, to receive benediction from any catholic bishop of his choice in communion with the apostolic see, who shall receive from him the usual oath of fealty according to the from enclosed, to be sent by the abbot under his seal to the pope; without prejudice to the bishop of Lichfield, to whom the monastery is of ordinary right subject.
11 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 175d.)
To the bishop of Limerick. Mandate, as below, on behalf of the Augustinian prior and convent of Killagh (Belloloco), in the diocese of Ardfert. Urban VI. learning that they had long held as appropriated to them the church of Dayngyn, in the same diocese, enjoying the fruits, a perpetual vicar's portion having never been assigned, and that they had had the church served by a secular priest, whom they recalled from year to year, to the peril of the souls of the parishioners, issued letters ordering the bishop, dean, and archdeacon of Ardfert, their names not being expressed, if they found the above to be true, to institute a perpetual vicarage with fitting portion, and to collate and assign it to John Omochlehayn priest, of the said diocese. Afterwards—upon its being stated on the part of the said John to the present pope that the said executors proceeding to carry out the mandate of Urban VI. promulgated a definitive sentence, and that the prior and convent, as they did not in accordance therewith admit John to the vicarage within a certain term, long sustained sentence of excommunication, hardening their hearts—the pope issued letters ordering the executors to aggravate the processes (ipsos [processus] aggravare). The recent petition of prior Thomas and the convent contained that although they had lawfully protested, and sought to be admitted to prove that the said first letters were notoriously surreptitious and such that under them no proceedings could nor ought to be taken at the instance of the said John, inasmuch as the said executors unjustly refused to hear them, they appealed to the apostolic see; moreover, as the executors, although the time of the prosecution of this first appeal had not elapsed, proceeded further in the cause, added under pretext of the said second letters sentences of suspension and interdict, and refused to give the prior and convent a copy thereof, they appealed again to the apostolic see. The same petition added that although they made all possible diligence in the matter of the appeals, they have been delayed by the death of John the late prior on his way to the Roman court to petition for papal letters touching them, and by the great distance. The pope on the said petition now orders the bishop of Limerick to summon John and others concerned, to absolve prior Thomas and the convent from the sentence of excommunication, a salutary penance being enjoined, to remove and relax the sentences of suspension and interdict, and if he find the monastery injured by the above definitive sentence to admit their appeal and decide it.
6 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 179.)
Confirmation of certain letters of Urban VI. as below, on behalf of John, son of Michael de la Pole, knight, canon of St. John's, Beverley. Lately, on 2 Kal. Aug. anno 8 [1385], Urban VI. ordered provision to be made to him of a canonry and prebend of Beverley, which had become void by the promo tion and consecration of Walter [Skirlawe], now bishop of Durham, at that date (tunc) of Wells, to Lichfield and Coventry; and afterwards, on 17 Kal. Jan. in the same year of his pontificate [1385], made provision of the said canonry and prebend which is called the prebend of St. Andrew's altar, thus void, to Master Thomas de Walkyngton, canon of York, then dean of Exeter, papal chaplain. The cause which thereupon arose, although it had not lawfully devolved to the apostolic court, was committed by that pope, at the instance of Thomas, to Master John Egidii, chaplain etc. who, on Thomas's statement that John after being cited had despoiled him and intruded himself, gave a definitive sentence whereby he declared the provision made to Thomas to be canonical, removed John, and condemned him in fruits and costs. And because the prebend was one to be held by a priest, and John at the time of his provision was in his twelfth year or thereabouts, of which no mention was made therein, and therefore doubted whether it might not be reputed surrepti- tious, the same pope by other letters annulled Thomas's provision and the above sentence, imposed on him perpetual silence, ordered the cause to be remitted to his chancery, and confirmed the letters granted to John as though the said mention had been made. Afterwards, on its being set forth to the present pope by Thomas that John had signified to Urban VI. that his grace had been prior to that of Thomas, whereas Thomas's was a month earlier than John's, as would be clear from the register of petitions signed by that pope, and that it was because he had been circumvented by this signification that that pope had declared Thomas's grace surreptitious and had again annulled the sentence in his favour, the present pope, at the instance of Thomas, committed the cause to Master Peter Gasconis, chaplain etc. who confirmed the sentence of Master John. John's appeal against this was committed to Bertrand, bishop of Gubbio, then chaplain etc. who confirmed Peter's sentence, and condemned John in fruits and costs. The pope, motu proprio, not on John's petition, seeing that the cause was remitted by Urban VI. to the chancery, confirms the last letters granted to John by Urban VI. and annuls the sentences of the auditors Peter and Bertrand, and his own letters executory thereof, imposing silence on Thomas.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of York, the archdeacon of Sudbury in Norwich, and a foreign bishop named.
5 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 182.)
To James Dardani, archdeacon of Norfolk, licentiate of civil law. Indult during three years to visit his archdeaconry by deputy, and to receive procurations in ready money to the daily amount of 30 silver Tournois, 12 to the gold florin of Florence.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of London, the abbot of St. Peter's, Westminster, and the archdeacon of Oxford.
6 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 183d.)
Perpetual appropriation, at the petition of king Richard and Robert bishop of London his kinsman, to the bishop's mensa, value 2000 marks, of the churches of Stebenhethe, Fulham, and Hakeneye, value 330 marks, of his patronage. It was lately set forth on their behalf to Urban VI. that by reason of the yearly influx to London of nobles and others, especially in parliaments and councils of the king and realm, the bishop is put to great charges, and that the buildings on his manors are in need of repair, and also the bell-tower and nave of his church of London on account of a recent earthquake, which charges and repair he is unable to support and carry out. The appropriation, which was granted by Urban VI. for the pontificate of bishop Robert only, is now made perpetual. It is to take effect on the resignation or death of the present rectors, perpetual vicars, with fit portions assigned, being instituted.
Non. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 187.)
To James Dardani, collector to the camera in England. Mandate to assign to Francis Johanni[ni] and Joquetus Dini, merchants of Florence, or their proctors, from moneys collected and to be collected by him in England, the sum of 260l. sterling as the equivalent (loco) of 1515 gold florins of the camera, and 30 Bolognoni, which Spinellus Francisci and his fellows, merchants of Florence, have assigned to the camera as a loan; the collector is to make the usual two instruments, and the said merchants have hereby faculty to give acquittance for the said sum of 260l. sterling. (De curia.) [Verbatim as above, Reg. cccxiii. f. 123d. except that 260l. is here both times indicated. See Reg. Lat. xiii. f. 279.]
1390.
15 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 197.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene to penitents who on the feast of the Holy Trinity and the other 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 to the fabric of the chapel of Bolteby, annexed to the church of Feliskyrk, in the diocese of York.
2 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 203.)
Relaxation of two years and two quadragene to penitents who on Whitsun day visit and give alms for the repair of the chapel of the confraternity of Holy Trinity, in the parish church of All Saints, Northampton.
Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 205.)
To Master Thomas de Walkington, canon of York, doctor of canon law, papal chaplain. Indult to him, who is also auditor of causes in the apostolic palace, to receive the fruits of his benefices, the daily distributions alone excepted, as long as he shall be engaged in the service of the pope.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop and official of London, and a foreign bishop named.
1391.
2 Non. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 208d.)
Relaxation during ten years of two years and two quadragene to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that on 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 for the conservation of the church of St. John Baptist, Sottroby, in the diocese of Lincoln.
12 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 215d.)
To Richard, Augustinian abbot of St. Mary's, Norton, in the diocese of Lichfield. Indult to him and his successors to use the mitre, ring, pastoral staff, and other pontifical insignia, and to give solemn benediction in the monastery after mass, vespers, and matins, provided that no bishop or papal legate be present.
6 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 219d.)
Relaxation of five years and five quadragene to penitents who on the feast of the translation of St. Thomas the Martyr visit his chapel in the parish church of Gedeney, in the diocese of Lincoln.
15 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 228d.)
To Eleanor, duchess of Gloucester. Indult to choose as her confessor a fit priest of an religious order.
6 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 231d.)
Relaxation of two years and two quadragene to penitents who on the feast of St. Laurence visit and give alms for the conservation of his church at Halyngton, in the diocese of Lincoln.
12 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 238.)
To Anthony de Sancto Quintino, rector of Hornesey, in the diocese of York, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him, who is by both his parents of knightly race, and who has long litigated and is still litigating in the apostolic palace about the canonry and prebend of St. Martin in St. John's, Beverley, to retain for one year his parish church of Setryngton upon obtaining Hornesey (possession of which he has not yet got), although by the terms of the provision thereof, on its voidance by the present pope, by whom it had been previously reserved, he was bound to resign Setryngton. He is meanwhile to exchange one of the two churches for another benefice compatible with the remaining church. [See Reg. Lat. xiv. f. 128d.]
16 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 239d.)
To Master John Fraunceys, canon of York, papal writer and member of the pope's household. Dispensation to him—who is also abbreviator of apostolic letters, at the petition also of king Richard, whose clerk he is, and who under papal letters holds canonries with expectation of prebends in York, Lincoln, Lichfield, Southwell, and of a dignity or personatus with or without cure in Lincoln, the free chapel without cure of St. Laurence Spertegrove, and is expecting a benefice with or without cure in the common or several gift of the archbishop of York and the abbots and convents of Hyde by Winchester and Ramsey—to hold for seven years two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if elective dignities, major after the pontifical in cathedral or metropolitan, or principal in collegiate churches, personatus, administrations, offices, or parish churches, and to exchange them as often as he please for similar or dissimilar benefices. One of the two he is to exchange meanwhile for another compatible with the remaining one; otherwise the first obtained is to be resigned. (Pro socio.)
6 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 257d.)
To the bishop of London and the Benedictine priors of Okeburn and Couwik, in the dioceses of Salisbury and Exeter. Mandate, during the present schism, to convoke to some fit place and there celebrate at the customary times a chapter-general of priors, provosts, deans, and other religious of the Benedictine order in England, dependent on the abbey of Bec Herlewin, in the diocese of Rouen. Tiroldus, formerly abbot thereof, as well as the present abbot, by whose mandate such chapter-general is wont to be held, have been and are adherents of the antipope called Clement VII. Faculty is given to receive fit persons as monks, and their profession, and to institute and deprive priors, provosts and deans of such dependent houses, and to do all other things which the said abbot could do by custom or right.
4 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 261d.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate, if the facts be as stated, to absolve from excommunication incurred, and, a salutary penance being enjoined, to dispense to remain in the marriage
which they have contracted, John de Dalton, knight, and Isabella Rogeri, relict of Thomas de Lathum, who, knowing that they were related in the fourth degree of kindred, contracted marriage in the hope of more easily and more quickly obtaining licence from the apostolic see to remain therein, than of obtaining a dispensation to contract it. Afterwards a separation (divortium) was made by the ordinary, and subsequently Walter Dysse, a Carmelite, S.T.M. nuncio in the realms of England, Castile and Leon, Navarre, Portugal and Aragon, granted them dispensation to contract marriage anew, which they did. It is now doubted by some whether Walter had sufficient power. Offspring, past and future, is to be declared legitimate.

De Beneficiis Vacantibus.

9 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 268d.)
To the dean of Hereford. Mandate to collate and assign to Edward Crompe, priest, of the diocese of Worcester, if found fit after the usual examination in Latin, the church of Mordeforde, in the diocese of Hereford, value 25 marks, which William Milton, sometime rector, still retains, although void by reason that he held it for a year and more without being ordained priest or obtaining dispensation.
2 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 273.)
To the archdeacon of Limerick, William Wynchidon, canon of Cork, and a foreign bishop named. Mandate to collate and assign to Richard Went, treasurer of Cork, student at Oxford for seven years in canon and civil law, the perpetual vicarage of Kynsall, in the diocese of Cork, value 50 marks, void by the death of Remund de Garri. The treasurership is to be resigned.
1390.
11 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 292d.)
To John Attewel, perpetual vicar of Sutterton, in the diocese of Lincoln. Provision of that vicarage, value 40 marks, void by the death of William Scharpe at Tarano (in castro Terrani), in the diocese of Sabina, not more than two days’ journey from Rome whither he was coming and where the pope was residing with his court.
Concurrent mandate to the archdeacon of Lincoln, John Danby, canon of York, and a foreign bishop.
15 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 294d.)
To the bishop of Ross, the abbot of Carrigillihy (Fontevivo), in that diocese, and Donatus de Odeaygh, canon of Ross. Mandate to summon John Omurchily, priest, of the said diocese, who is in wrongful possession of the perpetual vicarage of Lyslayg, in the same diocese, value 8 marks, void by reason that Denis Ofyni, sometime vicar, held it for a year and more without being ordained priest or obtaining a dispensation; and, if the facts be as stated, to collate and assign it to Gillacius Ohuollachayn, canon of Ross, notwithstanding that he holds a canonry and prebend of Ross, value 2 marks. (Pro Deo.)
1391.
13 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 297d.)
To the abbot of Enlly, the prior of Beddkelert, in the diocese of Bangor, and the archdeacon of Bangor. Mandate to collate and assign to Howel ap Madoc, priest, of the said diocese, the church of Llannergart, in the same diocese, value 15 marks, void by reason that David ap Gruffud Says held it for more than a year without being ordained priest or obtaining a dispensation, and void so long that by the statutes of the [Fourth General] Lateran Council its collation has lapsed to the apostolic see; notwithstanding that Howel is expecting, under letters of the present pope, a benefice with or without cure in the gift of the bishop, and has had provision of a canonry of Bangor with expectation of a prebend, which letters shall upon his obtaining Llannergart be null as far as regards a benefice with cure only. (Pro Deo.)
Non. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 304d.)
To the abbot of Cella Parva, in the diocese of Tuam. Mandate to collate and assign to Matthew Ohynneri, clerk, of the said diocese, if found fit after the usual examination in Latin, the church of Fuaran Mor, in the diocese of Annadown (Eneargdunen.), value 4 marks, void by reason that William Ohynnen, formerly a secular priest, has become a Cistercian monk of St. Anastasius's without the walls, Rome.
1390.
2 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 312d.)
To Henry Emote. Provision of the perpetual vicarage of Longebevoe, in the diocese of Worcester, value 18 marks, void and reserved to the pope by the death of William at the apostolic see.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Derry (Deren.), the abbot of St. Peter's, Gloucester, and Richard Voych, canon of Salisbury.
16 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 317d.)
To Thomas Andrew. Provision of the perpetual vicarage of Kylpatryk, in the diocese of Meath, value 12 marks, void by the resignation of Richard Rowe at the apostolic see to Francis, bishop of Palestrina, vice-chancellor of the holy Roman church.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of St. Thomas the Martyr without the walls, Dublin, the archdeacon of Kenlis in Meath, and a foreign bishop named. (Pro Deo.)
1391.
3 Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 325.)
To John de Winthorpe. Provision to him, who is priest and proctor of letters of the papal penitentiary, of the church of All Saints, Waynflete, in the diocese of Lincoln, value 60 marks, void and reserved to the pope by the death of Gilbert de Rougton at the apostolic see; notwithstanding that he holds the vicarage of Strubby in the said diocese, which on obtaining All Saints he is to resign. [See f. 65d.]
Concurrent mandate to the treasurer, and Richard de Wynwyk, canon of Lincoln, and a foreign bishop named.
4 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 326.)
To the abbots of Gar[en]don and Leicester, and the dean of Leicester. Mandate to collate and assign to John Prestwold, canon of the Gilbertine priory of Sixill, in the diocese of Lin-
coln, the perpetual vicarage of Prestwold in the same diocese, wont to be held by canons of Sixill and value 30 marks, void by the death of John Waynflete.