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Lateran Regesta 43: 1396-1397

Pages 542-546

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. XLIII.

De Exhibitis.

1396.
15 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 9.)
To Master Henry Westerholt, papal chaplain and auditor of causes of the apostolic palace. Mandate to collate and assign to John Rede, canon of Limerick, the archdeaconry of Cork, value 10 marks. It was formerly set forth to the present pope on John's behalf that a cause arose between himself and the late Robert Roche, priest, concerning the said archdeaconry, provision of which (being then void by reason that Robert, who held the perpetual vicarage of Kynsale, obtained collation of and unduly held therewith the said archdeaconry, which has cure of souls, against John XXII's. constitution Execrabilis, and without obtaining dispensation) was by papal authority ordered to be made to him, which mandate of provision Robert prevented from taking effect. Urban VI. at John's instance committed the cause, although not lawfully devolved to the Roman court, to an auditor named, and the present pope successively to two others named, and then to the above Master Henry, whilst the cause was pending before whom Robert died in possession. The pope ordered the auditor to surrogate John to Robert's right, if any, at the time of his death, to admit him to possession of the archdeaconry, and to collate and assign it to him. John's recent petition contained that afterwards the auditor admonished William Gulton, priest, of the diocese of Dublin, then at the Roman court, who had meanwhile claimed and seized (apprehenderat) possession of the archdeaconry, to resign it to John, which was done. The pope hereby ratifies this resignation and orders as above; notwithstanding that John holds the canonry and prebend of Donoghmore (de dewanghmar) in Limerick, of which he has been despoiled, and is litigating in the apostolic palace about the canonry and prebend of Regale in Cashel, value altogether 12 marks; has recently had provision made to him of the deanery of Waterford, a dignity value 20 marks, under the present pope's late letters of provision of a canonry thereof, with expectation of a prebend and dignity, personatus, or office; and has lately had provision from the pope of canonries of Ferns and Lismore, with expectation of prebends, and of the parish church, then void, of Crissellow, in the diocese of Lincoln, possession of which he has not yet got, and which upon obtaining the said deanery he is bound to resign. Upon getting possession of the said deanery John is also, as he has offered, to resign the archdeaconry, if meanwhile he obtain possession of it. (Pro Deo.)
3 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 47.)
To Master Paul de Dugnano (sic), papal chaplain and auditor. Mandate to surrogate John Leuesham, priest, of the diocese of York, to whatever right to the church of Brompton in Pykering Lith was possessed by Walter Cook, clerk, of the diocese of Lichfield, at the time of his resignation, as below, of such right; and to collate and assign to him the said church, value 80 marks. It was lately set forth to the pope on Cook's behalf that a cause arose lately between Leuesham and the late Richard Carleton, priest, about the said church, papal provision of which, on the death of Richard Thoorn, was made to Carleton, which provision Leuesham opposed; that the cause was committed by the present pope, at Carleton's instance, to the above Master Paul; and that while the cause was pending Carleton died [as above, Reg. Lat. xxvii. f. 18d.]. The pope ordered the auditor [Reg. xxx. f. 25] to surrogate Cook to Carleton's right. The recent petition of Leuesham contained that upon the said voidance by the death of Thoern (sic here), who was a papal chaplain, the Gilbertine prior and convent of Malton, to whom the presentation anciently belongs, presented him to Thomas, archbishop of York, who instituted him; and it added that Cook has been surrogated by the auditor to the said right, and has resigned it back to him at the apostolic see.

De Diversis Formis.

2 Non. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 147.)
To Robert, sometime bishop of Chichester, archbishop elect of York. Sending by Henry Amerton, rector of Lockyngton in the diocese of York, the pallium asked for by Francis, cardinal priest of St. Susanna's, who holds a canonry and prebend in the archbishop's church, to be assigned to the archbishop by the archbishop of Dublin and the bishop of Salisbury, who are to receive his oath of fealty in the name of the pope and the Roman church, according to the form enclosed.
7 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 175.)
To John Milner of Horseley, clerk, of the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation to him, now in his sixteenth year, to hold on reaching his eighteenth year two benefices with cure of souls or otherwise incompatible, even if they be dignities, major after the pontifical or principal and united respectively, personatus, administrations or offices, in metropolitan, cathedral, or collegiate churches, and be elective, and to exchange them as often as he please for two similar or dissimilar, even incompatible, benefices. (De mandato.)
14 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 176.)
To William Brynkelowe, rector of Mancestre, in the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation to him, who is priest, and holds a canonry and prebend of the free royal chapel in (sic) St. Martin'sle-Grand, London, value together with Mancestre 60 marks, to hold for life one other benefice incompatible with the said parish church, even if it be an elective dignity, major after the pontifical or principal respectively, personatus, or office, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral, or collegiate church, and to exchange it and his parish church as often as he please for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. (De mandato.)
6 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 188.)
To William Spaldewick (cancelled. In margin is Spaldewyk. Correctum de mandato, N. de Ben[even] to), rector of Eltesey (similarly cancelled and corrected in margin to Eltesle), in the diocese of Ely. Dispensation, at the petition also of king Richard, to him, who holds the said church, value 60 marks, to hold for life one other benefice with cure, even if it be an elective dignity, major after the pontifical in a metropolitan or cathedral, or principal in a collegiate church, personatus or office, and to exchange it and (vel) his said church as often as he please for similar or dissimilar benefices.
Ibid.
(f. 188d.)
To William Rede, rector of Marteley, in the diocese of Worcester (corrected in the margin, as above, from Lincoln). The like dispensation, at the petition also of king Richard, to him, who holds the said church, value 65 marks.

8 Boniface IX.

1397.
Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 190.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and 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 of St. Mary the Virgin, Pipewell (in Pypwellis), in the diocese of Lincoln. The pope wills that all oblations thus arising shall be wholly converted to the conservation and fabric, and to the repair of ornaments. [This and the letter which immediately follows in the Register are almost the only two in the volume which are dated anno octavo. They ought probably to have been cancelled, like that on f. 198 below.]

7 Boniface IX.

1396.
3 Non. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 196.)
The like for ten years (without the oblations clause) for the chapel of St. Blide in the vale (valle) of the cemetery of the parish church of Martham, in the diocese of Norwich.

8 Boniface IX.

1397.
10 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 198.)
Dispensation, at the recent petition of John, duke of Lancaster, to the dean and each of his successors, of the collegiate church, Leicester— founded by duke Henry for thirteen secular canons, one of them being dean, and as many perpetual vicars— to hold with the deanery, which is a principal dignity in the said church, one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if it be an elective dignity, with cure, major after the pontifical in a cathedral or principal in a collegiate church, personatus or office, and to exchange such benefice as often as he please for a similar or dissimilar benefice. [Cancelled with strokes, and in margin: Cancellata quia alibi registrata est de anno octavo, N. de Ben[even]to.]
1396.
6 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 201.)
To Thomas Jokflete, rector of Fenny Stanton, in the diocese of Lincoln. (Sennstanton Elien. dioc. of the text is cancelled, and in margin is: Fenistanton Lincolnien. Correctum, etc. as above.) Dispensation, for life, as above, f. 188, at the petition also of king Richard, to him, who holds the said church, value 180 marks.
14 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 228.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the Nativity of St. Mary, and on the feasts of St. Anne and St. Andrew, visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of St. Mary and St. Anne situated by (juxta) the church of St. Andrew, Wykford, a suburb of Lincoln.
5 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 231.)
To Roger Wylle, perpetual vicar of Myddelton, alias Mylton in the diocese of Exeter. Indult for seven years to study and lecture (audire et legere) in civil law, notwithstanding that he holds the said vicarage and is in priest's orders, and notwithstanding the constitution of Honorius III. and any other constitutions. [See Reg. xli. f. 317d.]
Kal. Sept.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 232d.)
Ratification and confirmation of the marriage contracted by John, duke of Lancaster, and Catherine de Swynforde, damsel, of the diocese of Lincoln, with dispensation to remain therein, offspring past and future being declared legitimate. Their petition contained that formerly, after the death of his wife Constance, duke John and Catherine contracted and consummated marriage (not being ignorant that John had been godfather to a daughter of Catherine by another husband, and that afterwards, while Constance was still alive, he had committed adultery with the said Catherine, and unmarried woman, and had offspring by her); and that they considered such marriage to be lawful, inasmuch as, the said impediment of compaternity not being notorious but private (occulto), their orator to the apostolic see had taken back to them from the pope a letter of credence (quoddam breve credentiale) marked (signatum) by the pope's hand, and related to them that, as was also contained in the letter itself, the pope had given his (viva voce) consent. They now doubt lest, the said impediment having been afterwards divulged and apostolic letters on the subject of such consent not being forthcoming, their marriage may not be impugned, divorce follow, and grave scandals arise. (De mandato.)
6 Id. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 236d.)
Relaxation of five years and five quadragene 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 high altar of the church of St. Thomas the Martyr, Glasseney in Cornwall, in the diocese of Exeter.
14 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 252.)
To John de Ikelyngton, rector of Briddeport, in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is a member of the household of king Richard and holds Briddeport, value 50 marks, to hold for three years one other incompatible benefice, even if it be an elective dignity, major in a metropolitan or cathedral, or principal in a collegiate church, personatus or office with cure, and to exchange both for two similar or dissimilar benefices.
6 Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 254.)
To Geoffrey Davenport, rector of Brereton, in the diocese of Lichfield. Indult to him, who holds Brereton, value 30 marks, to hold for life two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if one of them be a perpetual vicarage, of a parish church, or an elective dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral, or collegiate church, and to exchange them as often as seems good to him for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices.
14 Kal. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 258.)
To Malachy O'Kellayg, clerk, of the diocese of Clonfert. Extension of dispensation as the son of a deacon and an unmarried woman related in the third degree of kindred — to be ordained and hold a benefice even with cure, under which he has received the tonsure only—so that he, who is a student of canon and civil law, may be promoted to all dignities, personatus and offices, even if episcopal or archiepiscopal, and elective. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces.
6 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 278d.)
To Walter Medforde, chancellor of Chichester. Dispensation at the petition also of king Richard, to him (who is in his twenty-second year, holds besides his chancellorship a canonry and prebend of St. Martin in the free royal chapel, London, and the first sinecure portion of the parish church of Bisse in the diocese of London, value altogether 125 marks, and has also had dispensation to hold, below his twenty-fourth year, a benefice with or without cure, even if a dignity with cure in a cathedral church) to hold for life, together with his chancellorship, which is a dignity with cure, one other benefice with cure, even if it be an elective dignity, major in a metropolitan or cathedral, or principal in a collegiate church, personatus or office, and to exchange one or both as often as he please for similar or dissimilar benefices.