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Lateran Regesta 33: 1393-1394

Pages 477-480

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. XXXIII.

De Diversis Formis.

1393.
4 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 106.)
To Master John Fraunceys, canon of St. Mary's, S[o]uthwell, papal writer and member of the pope's household. Licence to him, who is also abbreviator of apostolic letters, to resign into the hands of any ordinaries, for purpose of exchange, without leave of the apostolic see, any benefices or dignities below the episcopal, and to such ordinaries to carry out the exchanges. (Pro socio.)
4 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 117.)
To John Alhart, priest, of the diocese of Ossory. Extension of dispensation on account of illegitimacy to be ordained and hold a benefice even with cure, so that he may hold two other mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, secular or regular, even if canonries and prebends, or one of them an elective dignity with cure, major in a metropolitan or cathedral, or principal in a collegiate church, or abbatial, or a regular priory, 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).
3 Id. Nov.
St Peter's, Rome.
(f. 120d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Tryne, in the diocese of Meath. Mandate to relax an unlawful oath, as follows. The petition of Richard Petir, rector of St. Mary's, Birewell (Burwell), in the diocese of Norwich, contained that he deputed John Bernardi, clerk, of the diocese of Ely, as his proctor and agent (gestorem) for the administration of the goods of the said church, and that when John rendered his account, it was found that Richard was indebted to John in the sum of 220 marks, and that although Richard entered into a bond to pay, nevertheless John, moved, as is believed, by the intention of disposing of the said church as he chose, with the help of some of his friends caused Richard, under pretext of the bond, to be arrested and imprisoned. Released for a time from prison by the intervention of their common friends. but fearing to be again imprisoned, Richard, under constraint, bound himself a new under penalty of 1000 marks, half to be paid to the camera and half to John, that he would pay 60 marks during the year dating from Christmas 1392, and 40 in successive years until the 220 marks should be fully paid; that meanwhile he would not without John's leave exchange or resign the said church, and would live in the university of Cambridge, or within twenty miles of it; that he would constitute John his proctor for the exchange of the said the church, which he did, and would not revoke such constitution under the aforesaid penalty; to all which Richard, against his will, bound himself by oath before a public notary and witnesses. His petition added that he has kept the above as far as regards the payment of the 220 marks, and intends to keep it, but feels himself burdened by the rest, which was extorted unlawfully and by fear. The pope orders the abbot, if he find the above to be true, and provided that Richard make satisfaction in regard to the 220 marks, to relax the oath as far as regards the unlawful agreements, namely, the non-exchange, the non-revocation and residence in or near Cambridge.

De Fructibus Percipiendis.

1394.
2 Kal. Oct.
St Peter's, Rome.
(f. 143.)
To John Chaundeler, canon of Salisbury. Indult to take without keeping residence [the fruits], the daily distributions alone being excepted, of his prebend of Calne and treasurership of Salisbury, and of his other benefices requiring residence, while residing on any of his benefices or in the Roman court or elsewhere.
Concurrent mandate to the deans of London and Wells, and a foreign bishop.
2 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 144.)
To John de Lynne, rector of Bernes, in the diocese of Winchester. Indult while resident at Bernes to take without keeping residence the fruits of his perpetual benefice without cure, called a minor canonry in London, of small annual value, on account of which he is bound to be present at canonical hours or divine offices by day and night.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of Westminister, and the archdeacons of Bedford and Oxford in Lincoln.

De Provisionibus.

7 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 161.)
To Henry Thrillowe. Provision to him, a Friar Minor in priest's orders, of the see of Annadown, reserved by the present pope in the lifetime of bishop John.
Concurrent letters to the chapter of Annadown, to the clergy and to the people of the city and diocese, to the archbishop of Tuam, and to king Richard.

Pro Dominis Cardinalibus.

11 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 190.)
To the archbishop of Dublin. Mandate to summon Thomas Evordon, canon of Dublin, who, as Landulph, cardinal deacon of St. Nicholas in Carcere Tulliano, has set forth to the pope, after the cardinal had obtained by papal authority the deanery of the same, a dignity (on its voidance by Master Henry Bowet, papal chaplain, obtaining by the same authority the archdeaconry of Lincoln, which has cure of souls), and had held it quietly for some years, intruded himself and despoiled the cardinal thereof. Thomas, who has also despoiled him of movable goods to the value of 4000 gold ducats and more belonging to him on account of the deanery, has been helped by officers of king Richard in Ireland, by Robert Corl, canon of Dublin, and by others. He has also in many ways vexed the cardinal's proctors in the court of the said officers, and—to use their words—by royal writs. If the above befound to be true, the archbishop is to assign a term for Thomas to give up possession of the deanery to the cardinal, and restore the said goods or their value, and fruits received; and to warn Robert and others, cleric and lay, against assisting Thomas; otherwise, to deprive of their benefices Thomas and those of the others who are clerks, and to render them unable to hold others, invoking, if necessary, the secular arm. (Pro domino Cardinali.)
1393.
3 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 199.)
To Nicholas, elect of Potenza, dwelling in the Roman court. Mandate, motu proprio, to surrogate to the clerk named below, who has died while his suit was pending, Marinus, cardinal deacon of New St. Mary's, who has recently set forth to the pope that a cause arose lately between John Maundone, canon of Wells, and the late Hugh de Herle, clerk, and himself about the archdeaconry of Durham, papal provision of which was made to him on its voidance through the deprivation by Urban VI. of Pileus, bishop of Tusculum, which provision John and Hugh, each claiming the archdeaconry, opposed, and John still opposes, preventing its taking effect. The cause, lawfully introduced to the apostolic court, was committed by Urban VI. at the cardinal's instance to John, bishop of Hereford, and then to the late Master Henry Godebarn, chaplains and auditors, and by the present pope in succession to Masters John de Dulmen and Richard Yong, and to the above bishop elect, then chaplain and auditor. The bishop is, moreover, to make provision to the cardinal of the said archdeaconry, which is wont to be held by secular clerks, and whose value is 250 marks. (Pro domino Cardinali.)
1394.
11 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 203.)
To James Dardani, archdeacon of Norfolk, collector to the camera in England. Power to carry out the exchange desired by Raynald, cardinal deacon of St. Vitus's in the Shambles (in Macello), of his canonry and prebend of Beckingam in St Mary's, South well, for some other benefice in England. (Pro domino Cardinali.)