Lateran Regesta 37: 1394-1395

Pages 513-516

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. XXXVII.

De Beneficiis Vacaturis.

12 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 2.)
To Richard Ofeargayl, clerk, of the diocese of Ardagh. Reservation of a benefice with cure, value 25 marks, in the common or several gift of the Augustinian prior and convent of Dristernach and (nec non) in the similar gift of the Augustinian prioress and convent of Lochsed, in the diocese of Meath.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of Armagh, the bishop of Dax, and the official of Armagh. (Pro Deo.)
19 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 87d.)
To the dean of Ferns. Mandate to reserve to Walter Ogdredi, clerk, of the diocese of Ferns, if found fit after the usual examination in Latin, a benefice, value 25 marks with cure or 18 without, in the common or several gift of the Cistercian abbot and convent of St. Mary's vow, Tintern (de roto Sancte Marie de Tynterna) in the said diocese.
Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 104.)
To Jerward ab David, priest, of the diocese of Bangor. Reservation of a like benefice in the gift of the bishop of St. Asaph, provided it be not a cathedral canonry and prebend.
Concurrent mandate to the provost of Dorla, in the diocese of Mainz, and the dean and archdeacon of St. Asaph. (Pro Deo.)
4 Non. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 139d.)
To Howel ap Jevan, priest, of the diocese of St. Davids, Reservation of a like benefice in the common or several gift of the bishop and chapter of St. Davids, provided, etc. as above; notwithstanding that the pope has recently ordered provision to be made to him of the vicarage of Llanrystat, in the same diocese, then void, which is, upon his obtaining such benefice with cure, to be resigned.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Hereford, and the abbots of Strata Florida and Tallay, in the diocese of St. Davids. (Pro Deo.)
Non. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 166.)
To Maurice Macgillauanem, clerk, of the diocese of Ardagh. Reservation to him, who is scholar of canon and civil law, of a benefice with cure, value 25 marks, in the common or several gift of the bishop, dean and chapter, and each of the canons of Ardagh.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of Armagh, the bishop of Dax, and the archdeacon of Armagh. (Pro Deo.)

De Litteris Dominorum Cardinalium.

4 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 217.)
To Master Hermann de Biluelt. Mandate, motu proprio, to surrogate Philip, bishop of Ostia, to the late John Stacy, clerk, in respect of the canonry and prebend of Massan in York, value 200 marks, and to collate and assign the same to him. A cause arose between the said cardinal and Stacy about the said canonry and prebend, provision of which the former asserted to have been made to him by papal authority on their voidance at the apostolic see by the death of John Mombray, papal notary, during whose lifetime they had been reserved, which provision Stacy opposed, hindering it from taking effect and intruding himself. The cause, although not lawfully devolving to the Roman court, was committed by Urban VI. to Master John Egidii, who cited Stacy, and to the late [Master] Henry Godbarn; by the present pope to Master John de Dulmen, chaplains and auditors, and then to the above Master Hermann, while the cause was pending before whom Stacy has died in possession. (Pro domino Cardinali.)
10 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 220d.)
To Christopher, cardinal priest of St. Ciriac's. Provision of the canonry and prebend of Warthill in York, value 40 marks, which he has obtained by exchange with Walter Cook for the archdeaconry of Berkshire, as above, Reg. xxxvi. f. 217d.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Anglona and Salisbury, and Thomas Weston, canon of London. (Pro domino Cardinali.)

De Conservatoriis.

5 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 241.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury, the bishop of Salisbury, and the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. Letters conservatory for five years for the prior and chapter of Norwich.
15 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 242d.)
To the priors of Thetford and Ixeworth, in the diocese of Norwich, and the archdeacon of Sudbury. The like for the Benedictine prior and convent of Eye, in the said diocese.
3 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 244.)
To the bishops of London, Winchester, and Norwich. The like for John, bishop of Ely.
Non. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 244d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury, and the abbots of Westminster and Malmesbury. The like, not to expire by the death of the grantor, at the complaint also of king Richard their patron, for the abbot and convent of St. Peter's, Gloucester, and their priories and members.
3 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 245.)
To the bishop of Salisbury, the archdeacon of Buckingham, and the treasurer of Salisbury. The like for five years for Richard Clifford, archdeacon of Ely.
17 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 246.)
To the bishop of London, the abbot of St. Mary's, York, and the dean of Lincoln. The like for the abbot and convent of St. Albans, and its dependent priories.
4 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 246d.)
To the bishop of Winchester, the abbot of ‘Newhous,’ in the diocese of Lincoln, and the prior of Coventry. The like for John de Schepeye, canon and dean of Lincoln.
8 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 248d.)
To the archbishops of Canterbury, and York, and the bishop of Exeter. The like for the dean and chapter of Hereford.
12 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 250d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury, the bishop of Hereford, and the abbot of Westminster. The like for ten years for John, bishop, and the chapter of St. Asaph.
Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 251.)
To the abbots of Whytteby and Byland (Billelanda), and the prior of Gisburne, in the diocese of York. The like for five years for Master Thomas de Walkington, archdeacon of Cleveland, papal chaplain.

De Curia.

15 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 275.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate to enquire, etc. as below, inasmuch, as the pope's ears do not cease to be stricken with the reports of the ever-growing strength in England and Wales, and especially in the province of Canterbury, of a certain crafty (dolosa), and bold sect of pseudo-christians, who call themselves the poor men of the treasure of Christ and His disciples, and whom the vulgar call by the sounder (saniori) name of Lo[l]lards, like dry tares (quasi lolium aridum). These— not men, but damnable shades of men (virorum ombre damnose), some of whom are in a measure (prope modum) lettered, do not fear, to the subversion of all ecclesiastical order, under a pretended humility, devotion, and abstinence, to publish, preach, and openly also to write and affirm against the orthodox faith and the Holy Roman and universal church, in whose bosom they learned letters to the confusion and eternal damnation of themselves and many, a number of erroneous, detestable, and heretical articles, of which the pope has thought good to express a few [viz. the 4th, 3rd, 11th, 5th, and 7th]. They assert with polluted mouth that in the sacrament of the Eucharist, which is shown to Christian people by the hands and ministry of priests, the body of Christ, which they say has never left (exivit) heaven, is present not objectively, but only subjectively by grace (non realiter and habitualiter tantum existat), and in that way any faithful man and woman can, according to the law of God (de lege Dei), without any miracle make the sacrament of His bread (facere sacramentum sui panis). They add that the law of continence for priests and holy virgins is the cause of greatest sins, which the pope denies, the continent man being able by holy fasts and assiduous prayers, with the grace of God, to preserve his integrity unsullied (intemperatam); that exorcisms and blessings in church of wine, bread, water, oil, salt, wax, incense, the altar stone, church walls, vestments, mitres, pastoral or pilgrims’ staves, are practices of necromancy; that special prayers for the dead are a false foundation of alms, and other detestable and erroneous articles. The archbishop is to make enquiry against all, both men and women, of the said sect, in his city, diocese, and province, and warn and require them to return to the unity of the catholic faith; and on their refusal, to strip those who are ecclesiastics of all prerogative of their order, and leave them to be punished by the secular power, and to leave those who are laymen to be punished by the secular judge; declaring them and their defenders anathema, and laying the places where they dwell and through which they pass under interdict; depriving them of ecclesiastical burial, and causing their goods to be applied to the revenue (fisco) of their immediate lord; invoking, if expedient, the aid of the secular arm; compelling contradictors and rebels, ecclesiastical and mundane, by ecclesiastical censure, without appeal. The archbishop is urged to act without fear or pusillanimity, otherwise the pope will be compelled, against his will, to provide severly against his negligence. (De curia.) [For the text of the Conclusiones Lollardorum of 1395, see Wilkins's Concilia, iii. 221; Lewis, Wiclif, 337; Shirley, Fasc. Zizan. 360.]
(f. 276d.)
To the archbishop of York. The like: an eodem modo. (De curia.)