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Lateran Regesta 38: 1394-1395

Pages 516-529

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. XXXVIII.

De Regularibus.

4 Non. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 1.)
Confirmation, at the petition of king Richard and of the abbot and convent of St. Albans, immediately subject to the Roman church, of the bull (Religiosam vitam eligentibus) of privileges granted by Honorius III. at the Lateran, 10 Kal. March, anno 3 [1219], to abbot William and his brethren present future, verbatim exemplification of which is here given, with the exception of the subscription of one of the subscribing cardinals, which on account of its age could not be read and inserted. [The exemplification is not taken from the Register of Honorius, viz. Reg. Vat. x. f. 60d. whence the abstract in Cal. Lett. i. 63 is made, but evidently from the original bull. It differs from Reg. Vat. x. f. 60d. in having less good readings of place names and in adding the formal subscriptions, namely, in addition to that of pope Honorius, Guy of Palestrina, Conrad of Porto and St. Rufina, cardinal bishops; Leo of St. Cross in Jerusalem, Stephen of the Twelve Apostles, Gregory of St. Anastasia's, Thomas of St. Sabina's, cardinal priests; Guy of St. Nicholas in Carcere Tulliano, Oct[avianus] of SS. Sergius and Bacchus, Gregory of St. Theodore's, Stephen of St. Adrian's, cardinal deacons; datum, etc. The bull is printed by Dugdale, Monasticon, ii. 232, who supplies the missing subscription— that of Nicholas, cardinal bishop of Tusculum. It is there inaccurate, John being added at the end of the list of kings, and the church of Winslawe being omitted.]
2 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 4.)
Inhibition—at the recent petition of the custos, guardian, and brethren of the house of Friars Minors at Cambridge, containing that from of old they have, on account of the university there, been wont to receive a very great multitude of brethren of the order, of divers regions and provinces, and to minister to them food and other necessaries out of the procurations of alms from the bounds of their house; and that near the said bounds, in or near Ware, in the diocese of London, a certain small house of the order has been founded, whose brethern extend the bounds of their procurations so far towards Cambridge and other parts that the said multitude incurs very great loss—to the said brethren of Ware to extend their bounds, for the purpose of making procurations of alms or preachings, more than five miles towards any parts which, before their foundation, belonged to the bounds of the house at Cambridge, except to the town of Poketich, in the said diocese.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of York and the bishops of London and Ancona. [Here Pokerich] [Wadding, Annales Minorum, ix. 437.]
Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 5.)
To the Augustinian prioress and convent of Derteforte, living according to the institutes and under the care of the order of Friars Preachers, in the diocese of Rochester. Appropriation to them, who are in no small need, of the parish churches, value 60 marks, that of their monastery being 600, of Norton Escudemo, alias Norton Bavent, and Wittelee, in the dioceses of Salisbury and Winchester, the patronage of which was formerly given them by certain lay patrons, and which were appropriated to them by ordinary authority, a vicar's portion in each having been reserved. They doubt whether for certain causes such donations and appropriations hold good. [Ripoll, Bullarium Prædicatorum, ii. 352.]
Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 6d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate, at the recent petition of the above prioress and convent of Derteforde—with (as above, Reg. Lat. xxxv. f. 93d.) (i) narration of John XXII.'s licence to king Edward II. to found and build; (ii) exemplification, as it is said to be, of that pope's privileges, Avignon, 6 Id. June, anno 5; (iii) narration of the foundation of the said monastery by the said king's successors at Derteforde— to inform himself, and if, upon inspection of the original letters of the licence and privileges, he find the facts to be as stated, and the above exemplification to agree with the original, to confirm by apostolic authority the said grant of licence, privileges, and foundation. [Cancelled with strokes, and in the left—hand margin: Cancellata quia alibi [i.e. apparently Reg. xxxv. 93d.] propter sui nimiam correctionem registrata est, N. de Ben[even]to.]
6 Non. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 8d.)
Indult perpetual, at the petition of Richard king of England and of the abbot and convent of St. Albans, immediately subject to the Roman church, that, in consideration of the dangers and expense of the journey to the apostolic see for confirmation, abbots elect shall, eo ipso, and without any other confirmation, be esteemed true abbots and administer as such, as if their election had been confirmed by the apostolic see, and that they may be blessed by any catholic bishop in communion with the said see. The pope wills that the abbot and convent—in compensation for first fruits and common and minute services, and other burdens accustomed to be paid at times of voidance to the pope, the camera and the college of cardinals, and the households and officials of them and the pope, on account of confirmation and provision— shall pay in future twenty marks and no more to the collector in England yearly and perpetually at Michaelmas, and shall be compelled thereto by ecclesiastical censure.
Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 41d.)
Declaration that the present pope's annulment of the grant by Urban VI. to the late Nicholas, abbot, and the convent of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary's, Cirencester, in the diocese of Worcester— that in future voidances the convent should be free, notwithstanding any apostolic reservations, to proceed to the election of a new abbot who, when thus canonically elected, should without confirmation be esteemed true abbot, and should, without licence of the diocesan, archdeacon or other, freely administer; and that both such abbots as should be thus elected and those who should be appointed by the apostolic see might receive benediction from any catholic bishop in communion with the apostolic see—is not to be extended to the election of John Lekhampton, who, being then prior, was, on the death of Nicholas, in virtue of Urban VI.'s grant, and before the said annulment, elected abbot, and received benediction from Robert, archbishop of Dublin; with annulment of whatever may have been or shall be done by the ordinary or other against abbot John and the monastery on account of the above.
4 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 50.)
To the prior and chapter of Norwich. Renovation and confirmation, with exemplification, of the letters Ad hoc sumus of Celestine III. to the prior and monks of Holy Trinity, Norwich, dated at the Lateran, 4 Kal. Nov. anno 4, which are beginning to be consumed with age, and which the pope has caused to be diligently inspected in his chancery. Pope Celestine—hearing that the bishop removes the possessions of their monastery against their will, sends away brethren endowed with the treasure of learning and with letters who have opposed [such removal], and constrains (cohibuerit?) them lest their complaints should pass beyond the bounds of his diocese— grants that they may repair to the presence alike of the pope (vestram, evidently for nostram) as of others who have jurisdictions, and prohibits the said diocesan from removing the possessions of their monastery, or sending away any of their brethren from their house, or promulgating sentence of excommunication, suspension, or interdict against them, their clerks or servants, without manifest and reasonable cause.
Ibid.
(f. 55.)
To the same. Renovation and confirmation, with exemplification, of the letters Solet annuere of Alexander IV. to the prior and convent of Norwich, dated at the Lateran, 5 Kal. March, anno 2. [Cal. Lett. i. 327], which are beginning to be consumed by age, and which the pope has caused to be similarly inspected. The said pope confirmed the assignment to them by bishops of Norwich, with consent of the patrons, of the churches of Len[n]i (Lynn), Yarmouth (Gernemua), and Andeby, whereof they have constituted priories, causing, with consent of the diocesan, a prior and three monks, together with secular priests having the cure of souls, to dwell in each church.
7 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 64d.)
To the prior of Angleseye, in the diocese of Ely. Mandate to inform himself touching the recent petition of the Augustinian prior and convent of Speneye, in the diocese of Norwich, in regard to the gift by Mary, relict of Humphrey de Bassingburne, knight, of lands and meadows for the sustentation of four canons in the said priory, two of whom she ordained to celebrate masses and other divine offices in the priory, and two in the parish church of Wikis. As the divine offices, day and night, are sung (cum nota … decantentur), though with difficulty, in the church of the priory, in which there are at present, besides the prior, eight canons only, it is prayed that all the canons should be present at them, that the said parish church should be served by secular priests, and that the two canons should be sent back to the priory. If the facts be as stated, this is to be done.
12 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 66.)
To the Benedictine prior and convent of St. Mary's, Worcester. Perpetual appropriation to their office of hospitality, which is too slenderly endowed, its value not exceeding 10 marks, of the church of Homulton, in the same diocese, of the prior's patronage, value 18 marks, so that on the resignation or death of the present rector it may be served by one of the monks or by another fit priest appointed and removed at the sole pleasure of the prior.
14 Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 72.)
To the Augustinian prior and convent of Bromhill, in the diocese of Norwich. Appropriation of the church of Croxton, in the same diocese, value 25 marks, that of the priory being 80 marks, its lay patrons having recently given them the patrouage with a view to its appropriation; so that it may be served by one of the canons, or by another fit priest appointed as above.
13 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 73.)
To the prior and chapter of Worcester. Confirmation of the perpetual appropriation by Henry, bishop of Worcester, with licence of Richard, king of England and France, founder and patron of Worcester, of the church of Stoke Prioris, to the office of the chamberlain (camerarius), whose fruits are insufficient for the supply of shoes and clothing to the monks and the support of certain other burdens. The bishop's letters, exemplification of which is given, and which are dated at Hertlebury Castle, 1 Dec. 1389, the fifteenth year of his consecration, reserve a portion for a perpetual vicar to be instituted by the bishop, and order a yearly pension of 6s. 8d. payable at Michaelmas to be paid to the bishop. The value of the church, the patronage of which belongs to the prior and chapter, is 30 marks; the value of the capitular mensa is 1700 marks.
1395.
Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 106.)
To the abbot of Byle, in the diocese of London. Mandate to reserve to John Herst, Benedictine monk of St. John's, Colchester, in the diocese of London, according to his fitness after the usual examination in Latin, a benefice, with or without cure, value not exceeding 80 pounds petits Tournois, in the common or several gift of the abbot and convent of the said monastery, and accustomed to be held by monks thereof.
8 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 107.)
To the prior and chapter of Norwich. Renovation and confirmation of the letters Ex parte which are beginning to be consumed with age, which the pope has caused to be diligently inspected in his chancery, and of which exemplification is given, of Innocent III. to the archbishop of Canterbury, the abbot of Chertsey (Sertesia), and the archdeacon of Colchester, dated at the Lateran 3 Kal. April anno 3, ordering them to carry out that pope's mandate prohibiting the bishop from compelling the prior and monks to receive into their college persons not examined by them according to ancient custom; from instituting a prior from another college without their consent, and expelling the one they elect in accordance with their ancient right; and from removing unjustly from the houses of their obedience fit persons who know well how to govern their house, and substituting less fit persons by whom the goods of the same houses are dilapidated; prohibiting likewise the archdeacons of the diocese and their officials who burden churches, vicars, and priests of the said monks in regard to the assignment of chrism, holy oil, and other matters, suspending them and putting their churches under an interdict, and who interfere with the free and ancient right [of the monks] to admit anyone to choose his sepulture among them.
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 107d.)
To the Augustinian prior and convent of Lanthony, in the diocese of Worcester. Perpetual appropriation of the perpetual vicarages, served by secular priests, of the parish churches of Payneswyk, Prestebury, and St. Owen (Audoeno), in the same diocese, which they have long held to their own uses, value together 80 marks, that of the monastery being 800; so that on the resignation or death of the present vicars, the vicarages may be served by canons of the monastery appointed and removed at the sole pleasure of the prior.
Ibid.
(f. 108d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate, at the recent petition of king Richard, his kinsman Thomas earl of Nottingham, and the prior and chapter of Rochester, to appropriate the parish church of Fyndon, in the diocese of Chichester, value 50 marks, to the church of Rochester, whose value is 1000. The said earl proposes to give the patronage thereof to Rochester, so that the church shall be perpetually appropriated thereto by the apostolic see for the use of the capitular mensa, and that the prior and chapter shall cause masses and other divine offices to be said perpetually, namely, those of St. Andrew for the prosperity of the said earl, and after his death those of the dead for the souls of himself, his progenitors, relatives, kinsmen, friends, benefactors and all faithful dead, at the altar of SS. Andrew and Ithamar on the east side of the high altar, by a fit monk to be chosen by the precentor, and shall be bound to celebrate the anniversary of his obit. On the resignation or death of the present rector, the church may be served by a monk of Rochester, to be appointed and removed at the sole pleasure of the prior.
6 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 110.)
To the Benedictine prioress and convent of Legburn, in the diocese of Lincoln. Confirmation, with exemplification, of the appropriation made to them by the late John, bishop of Lincoln, of the moiety of the parish Church of Legburn, of their patronage, value 6 marks, that of the priory being 60. The bishop's letters are dated in the chapel of the manor of Buckeden, in the said diocese, 21st Aug. 1387, indiction 10, the 10th year of Urban VI. and the 25th of the bishop's consecration; witnessed by Masters John de Burghe, S.T.P., and William de Gretwelle, papal notary public, [rectors] of the parish churches of South Colyngam and Twyforde, in the dioceses of York and Lincoln; attested by the bishop's scribe, John Collon of Haversham, of the diocese of Lincoln, clerk, papal and imperial notary public; and approved and confirmed— saving an annual pension of 20d. to be paid on the feast of the Annunciation—by the subdean and chapter of St. Mary's, Lincoln, in the absence of the dean, in the chapter—house of Lincoln, 24th Aug 1387, in the presence of John Kyngton, clerk, of the diocese of Salisbury, papal notary public, along with Masters Richard de Wynnewyk and Thomas la Ware, rectors of the parish churches of Walton and Manchester, in the diocese of Lichfield. They set forth that the lands and tenements of the priory are uncultivated on account of the dearth of cultivators and the rarity of men, arising out of the unwonted pestilences and epidemics; that the other moiety of Legburn is already appropriated to them; and that if a vicar's portion were separated from the fruits little or nothing would be left, wherefore the said moiety shall be served by a stipendiary chaplain removeable at the pleasure of the nuns; and reserve a yearly pension or cess of 3s. 4d. for the bishop, to be paid in the episcopal palace of Lincoln on the feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin.
2 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 112d.)
To the archbishop of Armagh. Mandate touching the provision made to Walter Calfe, monk of the Benedictine church of Down (Dunen.), by the present pope, of the priory of Down, void and previously reserved to the pope by the provision made by Urban VI. to the late John of the see of Down. The recent petition of John Sely, monk of the same church (who on the recent voidance of the see was elected bishop by the chapter, another person, however, receiving provision from the apostolic see), contained that Walter, before his provision, without the then prior's licence, and with the intention of apostatizing, put off the habit of his order, and left the said church, and went to Scotland and lands occupied by schismatics, adherents of the anti- pope called Clement VII. whereby he incurred excommunication, being otherwise unfit to hold the priory, which he obtained from the present pope, as above, without absolution and without making mention of the aforesaid. The pope orders the archbishop, if Sely wishes to and does accuse Calfe, to summon the latter and others concerned; and if on the facts being proved he deprive him, to collate and assign to Sely, if found fit after the usual examination in Latin, the said priory, which is an elective major dignity with cure, value 60 marks.
4 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 115d.)
To the bishop of Freisingen. Mandate to collate and assign to Patrick Ohykyga, monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary of the Scots, Vienna, in the diocese of Passau, priest, if found fit after the usual examination in Latin, the conventual Scots priory, value 26 marks of pure silver, of St. Peter without the walls, Ratisbon, dependent on the Scots monastery at Ratisbon, and accustomed to be served by monks thereof, being of the Scots nation. The said priory became void and reserved to the apostolic see by the promotion of Matthew to be abbot of the said Scots monastery at Ratisbon by Gregory XI. who, as also Urban VI. died without disposing of it. After Patrick, who is of the Scots nation, has got peaceable possession of his priory, he is to be transferred from his said monastery of St. Mary's to the said Scots monastery, Ratisbon.
4 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 118.)
To the prior and chapter of Norwich. Renovation and confirmation of the letters Cum a nobis petitur of Alexander IV. to the prior and convent of Norwich, dated at the Lateran 7 Kal. March, anno 2, which are beginning to be consumed with age, and which the pope has caused to be diligently inspected in his chancery, confirming the grant made by former bishops of the see and by Walter the then bishop, by their letters patent, to clerks of the prior and convent, dwelling on manors and churches belonging to the prior and convent, to have cognisance of and to determine causes belonging to the ecclesiastical forum arising thereon. [Cancelled with strokes, and in margin: Cancellata quia, propter sui nimiam etiam dati correctionem, de anno decimo aliter registrata est.]
Non. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 119d.)
To the prior of St. Gregory's, Canterbury. Mandate to absolve from sentences incurred, and to grant dispensation on account of consequent irregularity to Simon called ‘Mudiston,’ canon of the Augustinian priory of St. Mary Magdalen, Combewelle, in the diocese of Canterbury, between whom and Roger Tyshurst (who asserted that he obtained the priory by authority of the ordinary, and that Simon despoiled him thereof) a suit arose and was long heard in the apostolic palace, where before a certain papal auditor Roger obtained a definitive sentence, by which Simon was removed and condemned in fruits and costs, and himself restored, obtaining also letters of execution addressed to the abbot of Westminster and two others not here named. Although Simon was excommunicated etc. for contumacy, he continued to celebrate divine offices, but now desires to return to the bosom of the church.
2 Non. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 133d.)
To Walter, Augustinian prior of Launde, in the diocese of Lincoln. Exemption, as long as he lives and is prior of Launde, from the jurisdiction of the archbishop of Canterbury, the bishop of Lincoln, and any other judges ordinary, subjecting him to the apostolic see alone.
14 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 141.)
Indult, on petition of the Augustinian prior and convent of Wroxeston, in the diocese of Lincoln, that on the resignation or death of the perpetual vicar of the parish church of Wroxston, situate within the limits (septa) of, and appropriated to, the said monastery, they may cause the church to be served by one of their canons, or by a secular priest, removable at their sole pleasure, the bishop's dues etc. being paid by them. The value of the vicarage is 15 marks, that of the monastery 100.
Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 155d.)
To John Preston, monk of St. Augustine's without the walls, Canterbury, S.T.M. papal chaplain. Grant to hold a benefice with cure, even one accustomed to be held by secular clerks, and to exchange it as often as he will for a similar benefice.
Ibid.
(f. 156.)
To John Colchestre, otherwise called Pak, monk of St. John's, Colchestre, papal chaplain. The like.
5 Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 156.)
To the prior and convent of Launde, in the diocese of Lincoln. Appropriation of the parish church of Assheby Folville in the said diocese, of their patronage, value 60 marks, that of the monastery being 700 marks. The cure of souls is to be exercised by a canon of the monastery appointed and removed at the pleasure of the prior.
12 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 159d.)
To the prior of Holy Trinity, London. Mandate to absolve, etc. as below, Robert Bartone, monk of Westminster, who before the abbot, claustral prior, and other of the monks was accused by certain of his enemies (emulis) of having, as was wont to be done in those parts at a certain time of year, eaten in a certain supper room (cenaculo) with certain of the monks and secular persons of either sex, and of having, while vespers were being sung in the monastery church, talked alone with a woman, for which he was condemned by the abbot to ten days’ penance. On five successive nights, putting off his habit with a view to avenge himself upon (ad se vindicandum de) his accusers, he wandered forth, lightly and without leave, returning to the monastery on each night. On the sixth, as he was returning, he was caught by certain who were watching him, put in a close prison, and penanced there, and has lost his distributions, voice, and place at table (mensa), in choir, and in chapter. Although Robert, who is a priest, on account of the above incurred sentences of suspension, interdict, and excommunication, under which sentences he lay when be was brought back from prison to the monastery, he in ignorance of the law celebrated divine offices. He is to be absolved, a wholesome penance being enjoined; and, after being suspended for a time from the exercise of his orders, is to receive dispensation on account of irregularity, and to be restored to his stall in choir and his voice and places in chapter and at table.
2 Non. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 171.)
To John Mermachian, Augustinian canon of SS. Peter and Paul, Armagh. Dispensation to him, who is priest, as the son of a priest-religious, to be elected and appointed to any offices, administrations and dignities of his order. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces.
4 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 172.)
To the Benedictine abbot and convent of Persshore, in the diocese of Worcester. Confirmation, with exemplification, of the appropriation made by the ordinary of the churches of Braddewey, in the said diocese, and St. Peter's the Great, Worcester, of their patronage, value together, with all their rights and appurtenances, 50 marks, that of the monastery, which is weighed down with debt and whose refectory and infirmary need repair, etc. being 1000 marks. The letters of Henry, bishop of Worchester, which are dated at Worcester 6 Id. Feb. 1384, the 10th year of his consecration, state that the value of Broadway is 9 marks, besides the portion of the greater tithes which has been anciently received by the monastery, and that of St. Peter's the Great 16 marks; that the licence of [Richard] king of England and France has been granted; that portions are to be assigned for perpetual vicars to be presented to the bishop; and reserved for the bishop, to be paid in the episcopal palace of Worcester at Michaelmas a yearly pension or cess of 40d. from the fruits of each church. The letters confirmatory of prior John and the chapter are dated at the chapter house 12 Sept. 1388. [7½ pages.]
17 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 175d.)
To John Clyslampton (for Chyslampton, as below, f. 272), Cistercian monk of Rewley by Oxford. Dispensation to hold a benefice with cure accustomed to be held by secular clerks, and to exchange it as often as seems good to him for a similar or dissimilar benefice with cure.
12 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 206.)
Indult, on petition of the Augustinian abbot and convent of Keynesham, in the diocese of Wells, that on the resignation or death of the perpetual vicar of the parish church of Keynesham, which is contiguous (corrected in margin from infra septa) and appropriated to the monastery, they may cause the church to be served by one of their canons, or by any secular priest, removable at their sole pleasure, the bishop's dues, etc. being paid by them. The value of the vicarage is 40 marks, that of the monastery 250.
n.d.
(f. 209.)
To Egelina, Benedictine abbess of Schaston (Shaftesbury), in the diocese of Salisbury. Confirmation, at the petition also of king Richard, of the provision of the monastery, formerly made to her, with consent of the convent, by John, bishop of Salisbury, on its voidance by the death of Joan; although Lucy (Lucia in margin, corrected from Licia) Fitzherberde, nun thereof, is said to have appealed to the apostolic see against the said provision, asserting that she was elected by the greater part, which election she neglected to present within the statutory time to the bishop or his vicar for confirmation. [Unfinished and cancelled by strokes, with note in the margin:Registrata est de provisionibus.]
2 Non. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 212d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of Hereford. Mandate, as below, at the petition of Alexander, prior, and the chapter of Norwich, containing that the visitation, correction, and punishment of the monks belongs to the prior for periods of seven years, that the custody of privileges and muniments concerning the bishop and chapter belongs to the chapter, and that the nomination, removal, and visitation of the rector, called master, of the poor hospital of St. Paul of the Normans, Norwich, accustomed to be governed by monks of the said church, to which it is annexed, belongs to the said prior; and that nevertheless bishop Henry has hindered and does hinder prior Alexander in his right of visitation, correction, and punishment by enquiring into certain excesses committed by Thomas de Tutistallis (? Tunstallis), chamberlain (camerarium), John Kyrkeby, infirmarian, John Dancer, succentor of the said church, and by Thomas Lenne, rector of the hospital; as also by absolving Richard de Bilney, monk of the same church, against whom prior Alexander had issued sentence of excommunication for disobedience and other excesses; has monished the chapter to exhibit privileges and muniments concerning them and the bishop before a certain judge in a question then pending between the bishop and the prior and chapter; has interdicted a syndic or proctor of prior Alexander and the chapter in his defence of their causes in the Norwich consistory; and has inflicted other injuries upon them. Of the questions between bishop Henry and prior Alexander and the chapter, some are pending in the Roman court before Master Paul de Dugmano, papal chaplain and auditor, and some before certain judges in the said parts; and the petition adds that the causes pending in the said court can be better settled (liquere) in the said parts than there, and that the pending of all the suits involves their church in great inconvenience and expense. The pope therefore calls up all the causes to himself, and orders the above archbishop and bishop, if the parties consent, to make thereon an amicable composition and concord. If they cannot induce the parties to do so, they are to hear the causes short (usque and calculum) of a definitive sentence, and then within two years are to transmit them and the parties themselves, in respect of the articles upon which they have failed to be brought to a concord, to the apostolic see to receive sentence. Bishop Henry is meanwhile to be inhibited under pain of excommunication from doing anything against the prior and chapter while the causes are pending.
10 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 215d.)
To the bishop of Meath. Mandate to collate and assign to John Schorbrun, Augustinian canon of St. Thomas the Martyr by Dublin, if found fit after the usual examination in Latin, the independent priory of St. Mary's, Lowth, of the same order, in the diocese of Armagh, a dignity with cure and conventual, value 150 marks, provision of which he received by ordinary authority of archbishop John as having lapsed to him by the statutes of the [Fourth General] Lateran Council, it having become void through the deprivation, by the archbishop, for his faults, of Patrick, sometime canon, then prior. John doubts whether the collation and provision holds good.

De Fructibus Percipiendis.

1394.
12 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 222.)
To John Robtot, perpetual vicar of Meere, in the diocese of Salisbury. Indult for seven years to take the fruits of his benefices, while studying letters at an university, and to give them to farm to any, even lay, persons.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Tuy, the dean of Wells, and the archdeacon of Oxford in Lincoln.
1395.
Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 232.)
To John bishop of Ely. Indult that priests and clerks, being members of his household present and future, may take the fruits of their benefices while engaged in his service, and may give them to farm to any persons.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of London, the abbot of Waltham, and the official of Ely.
12 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 240d.)
To William Fyscher, rector of Clayton, in the diocese of Chichester. Indult for seven years to take the fruits of his benefices while studying letters at an university, or residing on any of his benefices; and to give them to farm, or let them at a yearly rent (responsione) to clerks or laymen.
Concurrent mandate to the prior of St. Bartholomew's without the walls, London, the archdeacon of Norfolk, and the official of Canterbury.
14 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 244.)
To John Schepeye, dean of Lincoln, D.C.L.Indult for ten years to take the fruits of his canonry and prebend of Nassyngton and of his deanery, a major elective dignity with cure, to which some parish churches are annexed, and on account of which he is bound to reside 36 weeks in the year at Lincoln at no small expense, while resident in his said prebend or any of the said churches, provided that he reside one month yearly at Lincoln.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Winchester, the abbot of Neuhows in the diocese of Lincoln, and the prior of Coventry.
Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 247.)
To William Hardy, perpetual vicar of Skydbroke in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult, while dwelling in some honest place, to take and give to farm the fruits of his vicarage, on which not by his fault but on account of certain conspiracies of some of his parishioners against him, and through fear of certain enemies (emulorum) of his, he cannot reside without danger of death.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Telese, the dean of Lincoln, and the prior of St. Catherine's without the walls, Lincoln.
6 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 248.)
To John Snael or Suael, perpetual vicar of Benigton in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult for seven years to take the fruits of his vicarage while studying letters at an university or resident at the Roman court.
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of Nubo and Rufford, and the prior of Benigton, in the dioceses of Lincoln and York.
1394.
12 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 249.)
To Stephen Vaggescombe, rector of Peuesey, in the diocese of Salisbury. Indult for seven years to take and give to farm to any, even lay, persons, the fruits of his benefices while studying letters at an university; notwithstanding that he has had like indults by ordinary authority for two and three years successively, of which latter one year remains.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Tuy, the dean of Wells, and the archdeacon of Bedford.
1395.
6 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 250.)
To Thomas Attecruche or Attetruthe, perpetual vicar of Aston, in the diocese of Lichfield. Indult for life to take and give to farm to any, even lay, persons the fruits of his benefices while residing at the Roman court or studying letters at an university.
Concurrent mandate to the deans of Lincoln and Lichfield, and the archdeacon of Derby. [Here Atteatruthe.]
Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 254d.)
To Walter Cook, perpetual vicar of Holbech, in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult for seven years to take and give to farm to any, even lay, persons, the fruits of his benefices while résiding in the Roman court or studying letters at an university.
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of St. Mary's de Pratis, Leicester, and Ramesey, and the dean of Lincoln.
8 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 255.)
To Robert Weston, alias Ely, rector of Formyngho, in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Indult for seven years to take and give to farm to any, even lay, persons the fruits of his benefices while residing at the Roman court or studying letters at an university.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Tuy, and the priors of Bermundeseye and Bernewelle, in the dioceses of Winchester and Ely.
4 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 261.)
To Ralph, bishop of Wells. Indult for five years that six of his clerks or chaplains, being members of his household, of his choice, may take and give to farm to clerks or laymen, or let at a yearly cess, the fruits of their benefices while engaged in his service or studying letters at an university.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury, the bishop of Exeter, and the official of Wells.

De Capellanatu Honoris.

1394.
2 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 1)
(f. 268.)
To Thomas Lydyard, Augustinian canon of Cirencester. Conferring on him the dignity of papal chaplain, with the enjoyment of all indulgences, immunities, exemptions, liberties and privileges granted by John XXII. and Clement VI. to papal chaplains; the restrictions by Innocent VI. Urban V. Gregory XI. and Urban VI. notwithstanding.
Id. Nov.
(f. 268.)
To Master John Pres, priest, of the diocese of Llandaff. The like.
2 Kal. Jan.
(f. 269.)
To John Ludschelffte, Benedictine monk of Snellessale, in the diocese of Lincoln. The like.
1395.
Id. Feb.
(f. 269d.)
To Thomas Beverley, Augustinian canon of Hautemprise, in the diocese of York. Conferring upon him the dignity of papal chaplain.
4 Non. March.
(f. 269d.)
To Hugh de Bottesforth, Augustinian canon of Thurghurton, in the same diocese. The like.
4 Non. March.
(f. 270.)
To John de Leyth or Leych, priest, Friar Minor. The like
2 Kal. March.
(f. 270.)
To Robert de Castello, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln. The like, with the usual privileges.
11 Kal. April.
(f. 271.)
To Master William Bothe, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln. The like.
3 Kal. April.
(f. 271d.)
To Master John Stonham, of Berton Byundich, priest, of the diocese of Norwich. The like.
11 Kal. April.
(f. 272.)
To John Chyslampton, monk, of Rewley by Oxford. The like.
13 Kal. May.
(f. 272.)
To Matthew Lethe or Leche, of Notyngham, Premonstratensian canon of St. Mary's Dale, in the diocese of Lichfield. Conferring upon him the dignity of papal chaplain.
6 Kal. May.
(f. 272d.)
To Richard Wyke, a Carmelite. The like.
3 Id. Jan.
(f. 272d.)
To Thomas de Burgh, canon of St. Andrew's priory, without the walls, York, of the order of Sempringham under the rule of St. Augustine. The like.
2 Non. May.
(f. 272d.)
To Master Thomas Sandwyche, alias Franleyn, priest, of the diocese of London. The like, with the usual privileges.
3 Non. May.
(f. 272d.)
To John Bondel, canon regular of the priory of Holy Trinity, Ipswich, in the diocese of Norwich. Conferring upon him the dignity of papal chaplain.
4 Kal. June.
(f. 273d.)
To William Worghan, a Friar Minor. The like.
5 Non. July.
(f. 274d.)
To Walter Loryng, a Carmelite. The like, with the usual privileges.
2 Id. July.
(f. 275.)
To Master Thomas Polton, priest, of the diocese of Salisbury. The like.
11 Kal. Aug.
(f. 275d.)
To John Dadesley, a Friar Preacher. The like.

6 Boniface IX.

1395.
17 Kal. Aug.
(f. 275d.)
To Master William Bachelor, rector of Halesworth, in the diocese of Norwich. The like.
2 Id. Oct.
(f. 276d.)
To John Dryffelde, canon of the monastery of St. Mary's Watton, of the order of St. Gilbert of Sempringham, under the rule of St. Augustine. Conferring upon him the dignity of papal chaplain.

Footnotes

  • 1. The following letters are all dated from St. Peter's, Rome.