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Lateran Regesta 24: 1392

Pages 429-434

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. XXIV.

De Exhibitis. Liber Tertius.

1392.
4 Id. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 14.)
To the abbot of Bordesley, in the diocese of Worcester, Richard Wych, canon of Salisbury, and a foreign bishop. Mandate to proceed to the execution against the present or any other intruders, of the sentence in the cause between Robert Prees and John Middelton, clerk, of the diocese of York. Robert's petition contained that he obtained by authority of the ordinary, on its voidance, the archdeaconry of Norfolk (to which the church of Corston, in the diocese of Norwich, is annexed), and was despoiled of it by John; that he gained a definitive sentence in the apostolic palace, by which the archdeaconry was adjudged to him, and silence imposed on John; and that he obtained the present pope's letters of execution addressed to the above three. His petition adds that while the suit was pending John gave up possession of the archdeaconry, and that another with his connivance has intruded himself into it.
Ibid.
(f. 30.)
To the bishop of London, the archdeacon of Northampton, and a foreign bishop. Mandate to proceed to the execution against the present or any other intruders, of the sentence in the cause between John Winchestre and Robert Osyngweld, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln. John's petition contained that after obtaining canonical possession of the church of Brington, in the diocese of Lincoln, he was despoiled of it by Robert; that he gained a definitive sentence in the apostolic palace by which Robert was removed and himself restored; and that he obtained apostolic letters of execution addressed to the above archdeacon and two others. His petition adds that Robert afterwards resigned the church, and that William Osyngweld, clerk, of the same diocese, similarly intruded himself into it, was admonished by the archdeacon, acting under the said letters, to give it up to John under pain of divers sentences, but in order to keep it the longer has appealed to the apostolic see.
5 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 31.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate to summon the Cistercian abbot and convent of Thame and others concerned, touching the perpetual vicarage of Chalgrove, in the diocese of Lincoln. The recent petition of the vicar, William Athecote, contained that the fruits of the vicarage are insufficient, and that the abbot and convent had extorted from him an oath not to try to increase his portion nor to make suit against them, although the value of the church, appropriated to the monastery, is 60 marks. He fears them greatly and with reason (merito perhorrescens), and cannot meet them with safety in the city or diocese. The oath is to be relaxed and the fruits increased until they are sufficient.
17 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 71d.)
Grant to John Macclesfeld clerk, of the diocese of Lichfield, at the petition also of king Richard, whose secretary he is, that if, by virtue of recent letters of the pope addressed to certain judges, the then void preceptory of the Augustinian house of St. Anthony, London, dependent on the monastery of St. Anthony in the diocese of Vienne, be given him to be held by him for ten years in commendam, he and his ministers engaged in his service for the affairs of the said preceptory and house shall enjoy all the privileges, exemptions, liberties, immunities, and indulgences which preceptors and brothers regular of the said house have enjoyed. [See Reg. Lat. xx. f. 206d.]
6 Kal. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 104d.)
Confirmation of the appropriation by John, bishop of Lincoln, with the consent of the dean and chapter, and of the archdeacon of Hontyggdon, to the abbot and convent of Westminster, of the church of Aldenham, value 58 marks, that of the monastery itself being 3000. Exemplification is given of the bishop's letters, which themselves give exemplification of the king's licence by letters patent, sealed with his great seal of the chancery, for abbot William and his convent to appropriate Aldenham, which is of their patronage; in return for which they are to celebrate yearly, on the morrow of the Translation of St. Swithin, the king's coronation day, a solemn mass with music (per notam) at the alter of St. John Baptist in their conventual church of St. Peter, for the good estate of himself and his queen Anne, during their lifetime, and after their death their obits: T[este] me ipso apud Westmonasterium decimo octavo die Augusti anno regni nostri quinto decimo. The bishop's letters proceed to state that at the supplication and prayers of the king and of the abbot and convent the appropriation is made, with the above burdens imposed by the king, to take effect on the resignation or death of the rector Thomas Atherston, a vicar's portion being deducted. An annual pension or cess is imposed of 13s. 4d. for the bishop (or for the dean and chapter during voidance of the see) to be paid on the Purification of St. Mary and the Nativity of St. John Baptist in the bishop's lodging (hospicio) at the Old Temple of London in Holborne; and of 3s. 8d. for the archdeacon of Huntingdon, over and above what he was entitled to receive from the rector, to be paid on the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the parish church. Dated in the Chapter House of Lincoln, 2 Nov. 1391, the 29th year of the bishop's consecration. The consent of the dean and chapter, and that of William Welburne, doctor of civil law, archdeacon of Huntingdon, is dated in the same place, 3 Nov. 1391.
6 Id. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 121d.)
To Roger de Anglia and Ambrose de Senis, Friars Minors. Faculty to choose and lead with them twenty-four friars of the order, of any nation, for the conversion of the empire of the Tartars and other northern infidels and schismatics; seeing that otherwise many converts, especially in the Caspian (Caspicis) mountains, where there are ten thousand and more, will relapse on account of the dearth of friars. (Pro Deo.) [Wadding, Annales Minorum, ix, 106, from lib. 4 (sic).]
6 Kal. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 133.)
To the abbot of Hyde, the archdeacon of Ely, and a foreign bishop. Mandate to collate and assign to Walter Wylmot, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, the church of Toft, in the diocese of Ely, of lay patronage. Walter's recent petition contained that lately, on the death of William, the late rector, John de Mandour, canon of Wells, patron of Toft, presented him to the ordinary, but that they doubt for certain causes whether the presentation holds good. The church, whose value is 24 marks, is to be given to Walter, on whose behalf John has also petitioned, notwithstanding that he expects a benefice with or without cure in the common or several gift of the abbot and convent of Hyde, by grant of the pope under the form for poor clerks, which letters, upon his obtaining Toft by virtue of these presents, are to be null and void so far as regards a benefice with cure only.
15 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 136d.)
To the prior and convent of Sempringham, in the diocese of Lincoln. Power, on their recent petition—which contained that formerly in the Marsh (in loco de Marisco) of Holand, in the diocese of Lincoln, where there is a hermitage of theirs, on account of the miracles wrought there through the merits of St. Thomas the Martyr a chapel dedicated to him was founded and was appropriated to their monastery; that at the time of the foundation there was in the said place, which is distant two miles from any parish church, no habitation of man, but that now it has by God's blessing become very populous—for them to depute and remove a chaplain, and for the chaplain to administer ecclesiastical sacraments.
4 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 141.)
To John de Lanum, rector of Swaby, in the diocese of Lincoln. Extension of successive dispensations to him as the son of a priest—(i) to be ordained and hold a benefice with cure; (ii) to hold another compatible benefice and exchange both, under which dispensations he held Wodalle and exchanged it for Swaby—so that he may hold two or three other mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, even if they be canonries and prebends, or dignities, personatus, or offices in metropolitan or cathedral churches, and such dignities be major therein or principal in collegiate churches, and may exchange them as often as seems good to him for other benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces.
9 Kal. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 169d.)
To William le S[c]rop, knight, lord of the kingdom of Man and the Isles. Licence to build a castle in the place commonly called ‘Patrikysholm,’ near and belonging to the church of Sodor, situate in his said kingdom, whose buildings have been destroyed by the invasion of enemies of the kingdom, and cannot, through the slenderness of its means, be repaired, whereby divine worship (cultus) has been almost utterly (quasi penitus) diminished, and divine [offices] have for a long time (a diu) not been celebrated. He intends to repair the church, to which the castle will serve as a defence. (De mandato.) [See ff. 198d. and 221d.]
8 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 198.)
To the bishop of Lichfield. Mandate to grant dispensation in respect of the marriage of Hugh de Ardern and Cicely, of the diocese of Lincoln. Lately it was set forth to Urban VI. that they married, Hugh being ignorant of the existence of an impediment, and Cicely knowing thereof, and that at length it came to Hugh's notice that he and Cicely's former husband, John de Honford, were related in the fourth degree of kindred, that Cicely and Agnes, Hugh's former wife, were related in the same, and likewise Hugh and Cicely. Urban VI. ordered the bishop to absolve Cicely from sentence of excommunication incurred by her and to grant dispensation to remain in the marriage so contracted, declaring past and future offspring legitimate. As the recent petition of Hugh and Cicely to the present pope contained that Hugh and John were related in the third degree of kindred, whereby the above mandate is made void, it is now renewed.
9 Kal. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 198d.)
To William le Scrop, knight, lord of the kingdom of Man and the Isles. Absolving and freeing him from his vow to visit the basilicas of SS. Peter and Paul at Rome, on condition of his converting, as he has offered, the expenses of his journey and the offerings which he would have made there, to the repair of the church of Sodor. (De mandato.)

De Diversis Formis.

6 Kal. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 207d.)
To Walter, abbot of St. Peter's, Gloucester. Indult for him and his successors to bless priests’ vestments and other ecclesiastical ornaments belonging to their monastery and to priories, churches, and ecclesiastical places immediately subject and dependent; to consecrate chalices of the same; to reconcile such churches and their cemeteries; and to confer minor orders on monks and other persons of the monastery and of its said priories, churches, and places. (De mandato.)
10 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 208.)
Relaxation of two years and two quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Katherine visit and give alms for the conservation of her chapel in the church of Halisworcht, in the diocese of Norwich.
2 Kal. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 211.)
The like relaxation, during ten years, 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 chapel situate over the gate of the Carmelite house of Brunham, in the diocese of Norwich.
Ibid.
(f. 211d.)
The like, without the ten years’ clause, for the church of St. Margaret, Thirkeby in Fleg, in the diocese of Norwich.
8 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 217d.)
To Roger Kyrkeby, perpetual vicar of Gaynford, in the diocese of Durham. Indult of non-residence for seven years to him, who has studied canon law for several years, and to take the fruits and let them to farm while studying letters at an university.
9 Kal. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 221d.)
Exhortation to give alms for the repair of the church of Sodor, which, with its buildings, is so destroyed by the invasion of enemies that its own resources are insufficient for its repair, on account of which divine worship therein is almost utterly diminished; with perpetual relaxation of seven years and as many quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who do so. The pope strictly forbids these present letters to be sent by questuarii outside the province of Throndhjem, and if this be attempted they are invalid. [See f. 169d.] (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 222.)
To William le Scrop, knight, lord of the kingdom of Man and the Isles. Indult that his confessor may give him dispensation not to fast (jejunare) on fasting days, and to eat flesh and milk-meats thereon and on days of abstinence (quibus esus carnium est prohibitus). (De mandato.)
5 Kal. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 237.)
To Master James Floriani, papal chaplain and auditor. Mandate to proceed to the execution of the mandate below, addressed to John de Dulmen, in the cause between John William, subdeacon, of the diocese of St. Davids, and Thomas Lye, priest, of the diocese of Worcester, about the perpetual vicarage of Thornnbury, in the diocese of Worcester. John William under pretext of letters of Urban VI. obtained and held it on its voidance by the death of John Brampton, and Thomas opposing this provision, John appealed to the present pope, who committed the cause to Master John de Dulmen, papal chaplain and auditor. Dulmen, after proceeding to a number of acts short of a conclusion, was ordered by the pope, in case it should appear that neither had any right to the vicarage, to collate and assign it to John. Afterwards, it being set forth to the pope on the part of Thomas that the auditor had given a definitive sentence by which he had adjudged the vicarage to him, and that John had appealed, the pope committed the appeal to John Trevor, papal chaplain and auditor. Trevor, after similarly proceeding (as above), was ordered, in case it should appear that neither had any right to the vicarage, to collate and assign it to whichever of the two should on examination be found to be the more sufficient. John's recent petition contained that Trevor revoked Dulmen's sentence, collated the vicarage to him, and gave him provision and that Thomas appealed. The appeal was committed to Peter, bishop of Sagona, then papal chaplain and auditor, and upon his absenting himself from the Roman court, to Master Thomas de Walkington, papal chaplain and auditor, who revoked Trevor's sentence, collated the vicarage to Thomas, and gave him provision, John's appeal against which sentence the pope committed to Master James Floriani, who has proceeded to a number of acts. (Pro Deo.) [See Reg. Lat. xii. f. 300].

De Regularibus

10 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 272.)
To John Yong, Cistercian monk of Tintern, in the diocese of Ferns. Dispensation, as the son of a priest religious, to be promoted and appointed to dignities of his order, even abbatial. (Pro Deo.) [A quaternion, ff. 245–268 inclusive, is missing.]
11 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 298d.)
To Thomas Swynshed, Augustinian canon of the priory of St. Thomas the Martyr, in the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation on account of illegitimacy to be promoted and elected to any dignities, even abbatial, administrations, or offices of his order.
8 Id. Nov.
Perugia.
(f. 316d.)
To John Kendy, Augustinian canon of St. Mary's, Louth, in the diocese of Armagh. Dispensation, as the son of a priest religious and a married woman, to accept the abbey of Bangor, in the diocese of Down, provision of which the pope intends this day to make to him.