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Lateran Regesta 90: 1400-1401

Pages 397-412

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 5, 1398-1404. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1904.

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Lateran Regesta, Vol. XC.

12 Boniface IX.

De Diversis Formis.

1401.
Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 5.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury, the bishop of Hereford, and the dean of St. Paul's London. Letters conservatory for William Rocoumbe, archdeacon of Worcester. Militanti ecclesic. (De mandato.)
Ibid
(f.6.)
To John Marton, canon of the priory of North Feriby, of the order of the Temple of our Lord of Jerusalem, under the rule of St. Augustine, in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him —who made his profession in North Feriby, is in priest's orders, and has had papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to hold any offices, administrations and dignities, below principal, of his order—to hold any benefices, offices, administrations and dignities, even principal, of his order. His illegitimacy or dispensation need not be mentioned in future graces. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (De mandato.)
Ibid. To Richard de Askham, perpetual vicar of St. Mary's, Scardeburgh, in the diocese of York. Indult to hear confessions of all parishioners of St. Mary's or any other parish church which he may obtain; and to grant absolution even in episcopal cases, but not in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Benigne sunt. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 7.)
To John Bell, rector of a moiety of the parish church of Dannebury in the diocese of London. The like, mutatis mutandis. Benigne sunt. (De mandato.)
8 Kal. March.
St.Peter's, Rome.
(f. 7d.)
To John Abirford, monk of the Cluniac priory of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist, Pontefract, in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who is in priest's orders, to whatsoever order, like, more strict, or more lax, he may wish to transfer himself, to hold any benefice with or without cure, of any patronage, even if wont to be held by secular or regular clerks, even if it be a personatus, vicarage, chapel, altar, chantry or hospital, or be in a monastery or priory of the said or any other order to which—in accordance with the dispensation to migrate already granted to him by the pope [above, p. 350] — he may be transferred, and even if it be a dignity, principal or conventual and with cure and elective, administration or office, and to resign it for exchange or otherwise as often as he pleases and hold instead a similar or dissimilar benefice. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (De mandato.)
1401.
Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 8)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of the Translation of St. Anthony, All Saints and Good Friday, 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 days visit the chapel of St. Anthony without the walls, York, near the hospital of St. Mary in ‘Ie horsfayre,’ and give alms for its conservation and for the new construction and sustentation of the ways commonly called ‘Giligate’ and ‘Horsefair.’ Univ. Christifid. etc. Splendor paterne. (De mandato.) [Cancelled with strokes, and in margin: Cassata de mandato, Jac[obus] de Teram[o].]
8 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 8d.)
To Nicholas de Pulton, Cistercian monk of Basyngwerk, in the diocese of St. Asaph. Dispensation to hold a benefice with or without cure, even if wont to be held by secular clerks, and to resign it for exchange or otherwise as often as he pleases and hold instead a similar or dissimilar benefice. Religionis zelus, rite etc. (De mandato.)
Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 8d.)
To Richard, Cistercian abbot of Dieulencres, in the diocese of Lichfield. Indult that his confessor may dispense him and his monks, in the abbot's presence, when beyond the monastery on their and its business, to eat flesh on lawful days. Exigit tue. (De mandato.)
8 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 9.)
To Thomas, Benedictine abbot, and the convent of Whitby, in the diocese of York. Indult for the abbot and his successors—to whom the use of the ring and pastoral staff has been granted by the apostolic see, as well as of the mitre and other pontifical insignia—to give solemn benediction at table within the monastery and elsewhere, provided that no bishop or papal legate be present. Exposcit vestre. (De mandato.)
6 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 11.)
To the bishop of Telese, the archdeacon of Kells (Kenllis) in the church (ef. f. 43) of Meath, and the official of Armagh. Mandate, if they find, as stated by David Offarchellavch, clerk, of the diocese of Kilmore—that in the church of St. Maidoc (Medocii) Druymleachan, in the said diocese, there is a certain temporal lordship (dominium) or office called a comorbanship (comorbania), value not exceeding 20 marks, wont to be held by one of the family of David in a right line; that although the late Myrianus Offarchellaych, David's grandfather, held it until his death, and that after him his eldest son the late Nicholas Offarchellaych, David's father, ought to have succeeded, and that consequently so ought David after the death of Nicholas, nevertheless the late William, younger son of Mirianus Offarchellaych, and after him Maurice Offarchellaych, priest, of the said diocese, have intruded themselves, the latter still detaining it—to remove Maurice, and to collate and assign to David. Justis et honestis. [In margin: Cassetur alia dum reperiatur, quia per istam corrigitur.]
1401.
4 Non. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 32d.)
To the archbishop of Tuam. Mandate to absolve from the crime of incest, enjoining a salutary penance, and to dispense to marry, Robert Laigles and Joan de Burgo who, not in ignorance that they were related in the third and third degree of kindred, committed fornication. Offspring past and future is to be declared legitimate. Oblate nobis.
3 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 33.)
To William (Wliallmo) Ranny, dean of Tuam. Constituting him governor, corrector and reformer of the chaplains of the church of Tuam, and administrator of the community of that church in spiritualities and temporalities; the pope having learned that a number of clergy and laymen usurp as far as they can the chapels of the community of Tuam, and dissipate and consume for their own uses and dilapidate the fruits, tithes and obventions. Probata tue.
Ibid. To William (Wliallmo, corrected in margin from Willano) Rany, dean of Tuam, and the chaplains of that church. Freeing and absolving them and their church from the exaction of corn (bladorum) which was paid by their predecessors yearly as procuration, and which the present archbishop has been accustomed, and is now striving, to extort; with imposition of perpetual silence upon the archbishop, but without prejudice to his procuration due for visitation. Ad ea per que.
17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome
(f. 33d.)
To the archbishop of Tuam. Mandate—at the complaint of William (Wiallmi) Ranny, dean of Tuam, and others of the chapter that many curates (tamplures promoti et fere homines (? for omnes) curati) subject to the archbishop's jurisdiction, refusing to reside in their churches, openly and publicly keep concubines (focarias), and to the peril of their soul go about cities and other remote places, defrauding their churches of their due services and their peoples of sacraments—to admonish and suspend and, if incorrigible, to deprive them. Temeritati quorundam.
8 Kal. March.
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 43.)
To the bishop of Clonmacnoise, the dean of the church of Ardagh, and the archdeacon of Kells (Kenlis), in the diocese (cf. f. 11) of Meath. Mandate, at the petition of Nicholas Osyredean, perpetual vicar of Kelmore, in the diocese of Kilmore— containing that he obtained the vicarage under commission from John, archbishop of Armagh, to whom the collation by ancient custom belonged, the see of Kilmore being void; but that after he had had peaceful possession for some time, bishop Nicholas, falsely pretending that it was still void, instituted the late Cormac Maconaind, clerk, of the said diocese, under pretext of apostolic letters which Cormac had obtained by suppressing the truth—to fix a term by which intruders and bishop Nicholas shall surrender possession to him, under pain of excommunication, and with invocation, if necessary, of the secular arm. Exhibita nobis. [See p. 109.]
1400.
17 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 52.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who from the first to the second vespers of the five feasts of the Blessed Virgin or any one of them, or during their octaves, or on the Sundays of Lent, visit and give alms for the conservation, repair, or fabric of the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin, Cleeve, in the diocese of Wells, built in a certain low place on the shore of the salt sea, which there yearly, periodically and daily, flows and ebbs (quod inibi singulis annis, temporibus et diebus fluit et refluit). Univ. Christifid. etc. Dum precelsa. (De mandato.)
1401.
13 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 72.)
Grant and ordinance, motu proprio, concerning the taking of first fruits during the voidance of the see of Norwich, as above, Reg. LXXXVII, f. 41, here finished and dated. Ad perp. etc. Romani etc. (De mandato.)
15 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 82.)
Abolition, motu proprio, of the ancient custom, or rather abuse, in the church of Wells by which each canon prebendary, on beginning residence, is bound to entertain (convivare) the bishop, dean, canons, vicars and other ministers of Wells, which entertainment (convivium) involves an excessive and useless expense of 150 or 200 marks, more or less, and causes envies, contentions and other scandals: with statute and ordinance that in future each canon holding a simple prebend or a prebend and dignity, on taking up his residence shall pay instead to the dean and chapter, towards the fabric and the burdens of the chapter and church, 100 and 150 marks respectively. Ad fut. rei mem. Iis que ecclesiarum. (De mandato.)
Id. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 83.)
To John Raw, canon of the collegiate church of St. Thomas the Martyr, Glaseney, in the diocese of Exeter. Absolution, for this time only, from all sentences of excommunication, suspension and interdict incurred, even at the instance of William Cullyng, provost of the said church; with dispensation on account of consequent irregularity, if any, and rehabilitation. He is to make satisfaction to Cullyng or other as soon as possible. Sincere devocionis.
Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 84.)
To Gruffuth ap David, priest, perpetual vicar of Llanavanvawr in the diocese of St. Davids. Dispensation to him—who has had papal dispensation, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he was, by papal authority, promoted to all holy orders, and to his said vicarage—to hold one, two, three and more mutually compatible benefices, even if canonries and prebends and dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them and his vicarage for purpose of exchange as often as he wishes and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy and dispensation need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite ac morum.
1400.
8 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 96.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on Christmas, Easter and Whitsunday, the five feasts of St. Mary the Virgin, the Nativity of St. John Baptist, St. Bartholomew the Apostle, St. Nicholas and the dedication, and on All Saints, and the octaves of certain of them; and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves visit and give alms for the fabric, repair and conservation of the parish church of St. Bartholomew, Seloley, in the diocese of Norwich. All the oblations are to be converted to the said purpose. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet [is].
6 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 97.)
Indulgence of the Portiuncula to penitents who from the first to the second vespers of the Annunciation and two following days visit and give alms for the conservation of the parish church of St.Mary the Virgin, Attilburgch, in the diocese of Norwich; with indult for the wardens (custodibus) appointed by the parishioners to choose six priests, secular and regular, to hear the confessions, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see. All the oblations are to be converted to the utility and repair of the church, in accordance with the disposition of the parishioners. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
2 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 98.)
Confirmation to the inhabitants of Halmunston in the diocese of Worcester—whose recent petition contained that formerly they, who from ancient times had their sepulture in the church and cemetery of the Benedictine priory of Durhurst, seeing that the priory and the said sepulture was distant about two English miles from Halmunston, and that on account of rain and floods access thereto was inconvenient, with the consent of all concerned caused to be built and still possess, on their own ground and at their own expense, a cemetery near their parish church, in which new cemetery alone they have their sepulture—of the said foundation and construction, new cemetery and sepulture. Ad perp. rei mem. Iis que utilitatibus. (De mandato.)
12 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 99.)
Relaxation of seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, and those of the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, St. Michael the Archangel, and the dedication and on All Saints, 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 days visit and give alms for the conservation of the parish church of St. Mary the Virgin, Estyndon, in the diocese of Worcester. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
2 Non. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 99d.)
To Adam de Lichfeldi, rector of All Saints in Northestret, York. Faculty to him, who has a wide (amplam) parish to govern, and is unequal to the cure of souls and the collection of tithes and other fruits, being old and weak, to choose a fit priest as coadjutor. Injunctum nobis. (De mandato.) [See f. 227.]
Ibid.
(f. 100.)
Licence for the parishioners of Wolford in the diocese of Worcester—who live near the parish church of Dichefordfrary in the same diocese, are tillers of the soil, and are distant two English miles from their parish church of Worford (sic), at which and in whose cemetery they have their sepulture—in consideration of so great distance, and rains, winds, floods, and other inconveniences, to receive sepulture and other sacraments in the said church of Dichefordfrary; without prejudice to their mother church. Ad perp. rei mem. Quanto nobis. (De mandato.)
5 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 100d.)
Licence for the parishioners of Merton by Wych in the diocese of Worcester—who are distant seven English miles and more from the church of St. Edburga, Perschore, in the same diocese, at which and in whose cemetery they have their sepulture—in consideration of so great distance, and rains, winds, floods and other inconveniences, to found and construct on their own land, around (circa) their parish church, a new cemetery with decent enclosure, and to have it consecrated by a catholic bishop in communion with the apostolic see. Ad perp. rei mem. Quanto nobis. (De mandato.)
1401.
16 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 118)
To Richard, scholar, of the diocese of York, son of John Leversegge super Hull [is]. Dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold any mutually compatible benefices with and without cure, of any number and kind, even if canonries and prebends and elective dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them simply or for exchange as often as he pleases and hold instead similar or dissimilar benefices. His illegitimacy and dispensation need not be mentioned in future graces. Illegitime genitos. (De mandato.)
1400.
17 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 126.)
To John Prendegest, rector of Credenhull, in the diocese of Hereford. Dispensation to hold for seven years with Credenhull, value not exceeding 20 marks, one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if an elective dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to exchange both meanwhile as often as he pleases for two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Within the said period one of the two is to be exchanged for a benefice compatible with the remaining one, otherwise his said church is to be resigned. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
1401.
Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 134d.)
Relaxation during ten years of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, and those of St. Thomas the Martyr, All Saints, the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, 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 days visit and give alms to the chapel of St. Thomas the Martyr, Bernae, in the diocese of Lincoln, Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
1400.
5 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 143.)
Indulgence of the Portiuncula to penitents who from the first to the second vespers of the feast of the Annunciation and two following days visit and give alms for the conservation or repair of the church of the priory of Sempyngham, of the order of St. Gilbert, in the diocese of Lincoln; with indult for the prior and six other confessors, secular or regular, of his choice to hear the confessions, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Univ. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
3 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 145.)
To Thomas Oldman, perpetual chaplain of the chantry of St. John Baptist situate in the west part of the parish church of Quappelade, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to hold [for life] with the said chaplaincy, value not exceeding 3 marks, one other compatible benefice, with or without cure, even if an elective dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign both for exchange or otherwise as often as he pleases and hold instead similar or dissimilar benefices. Vite ac morum. (De mandato).
12 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 150.)
To John Staunton, rector of North Pydell in the diocese of Worcester. Dispensation to hold for life with North Pydell, value not exceeding 15 marks, one other benefice with cure, elective and incompatible, even if a dignity with cure, major or principal respectively, personatus, perpetual administration or office in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to exchange both as often as he pleases for two similiar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
Ibid. Licence for the parishioners of Claynes in the diocese of Worcester—who are tillers of the soil, and are distant two English miles from the church of Worcester, at which etc. as above, f. 100d., for the parishioners of Merton, as far as the end. Ad perp. rei mem. Quanto nobis. (De mandato.) [See above p. 374.]
Ibid. To John Pavy, B.C.L., rector of the third part of the parish church of St. Nicholas, Warwick (Warrewychie), in the diocese of Worcester. Dispensation to hold for life with the said third part, value not exceeding 20 marks, one other benefice etc., as above to John Staunton. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (De mandato.)
Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f 154.)
To John Carruca, rector of Setryngton in the diocese of York. Dispensation to hold with Setryngton, value not exceeding 120 marks, one other benefice with cure, even if a vicarage, elective dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign both for exchange or otherwise as often as he pleases, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
3 Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 162d.)
To James de Bremichiam, clerk, of the diocese of Tuam. Dispensation to him—who has had papal dispensation as the son of a married man and a married woman to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold a benefice even with cure—to hold any mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, with and without cure, even if they be canonries and prebends or dignities, personatus or offices, with or without cure, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and such dignities be major in metropolitan or cathedral or principal in collegiate churches, and be abbatial and elective, and to resign them simply or for exchange as often as he pleases and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices; notwithstanding that he has been transferred from a putative father to another father. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite etc.
5 Kal. Jan.
St Peter's, Rome.
(f 168d.)
To Maurice Macuallachan, priest, of the diocese of Clonfert. Dispensation to him—who has had papal dispensation, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold a benefice with cure—to hold any mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, with and without cure, secular and regular, even if they be canonries and prebends and dignities, personatus and offices in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and such dignities have cure, and be major in such metropolitan or cathedral or principal and united (curate,) in collegiate churches, and be elective, even if they be prioral or abbatial, and to resign them simply or for exchange as often as he wishes and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy and dispensation need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
1401.
Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 171d.)
To John Blak, archpriest of St. John Baptist's, Quinzano, without the walls of Verona, member of the pope's household. Power to dispense, anywhere without the Roman court, twelve persons as sons of an unmarried man or subdeacon or priest, even regular and in a dignity, and an unmarried or married woman, or of an unmarried or married man and a married woman (eciam soluta ant conjugata vel soluto ant conjugato et conjugata genitus (for genitis); f. 231d. has here more briefly eciam soluto ant conjugato et conjugata genitus (for genitis) to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold two mutually compatible benefices even if one have cure. Grata tue familiaritatis. (De mandato, Jae[obus] de Teram [o].)
16 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 173.)
Confirmation, at the petition of Jevan Offerrat ap Ll [ewellyn], rector of the parish church of Ryw in the diocese of Bangor, of the appropriation, made with consent of king Richard and the dean and chapter by the late bishop John to the parish church of Llannyestyn in his diocese, value not exceeding 20 marks—provision of which the pope has this day ordered to be made to Jevan—of the parish churches, value not exceeding 30 marks, of Penllech, Llanvodegwyniu and Bodeverin, of the bishop's gift, who in course of visitation in the parts of Lleyn found that the fruits of the said three churches were of little value, the pestilence having reged in those parts. Ad perp. rei. mem. Is que pro ecelesiarum. (De mandato.)
1400.
12 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 188.)
Licence for the parishioners of Spernore in the diocese of Worcester—in consideration that they are distant an English mile from the parish church of Cocton, in the said diocese, at which from of old parishioners of unfree condition have been wont to be buried, those of free condition being buried in the church and cemetery of the Benedictine nuns of Spernore, distant a cross-bow shot (jactum balistc) from the parish church of Spernore; and that the prioress and sisters abandoned their said priory and transferred themselves to Kochull in the same diocese, distant two miles from the said church of Spernore, so that the said priory and its cemetery being utterly destroyed and brought to the ground, the bodies buried there are probably exposed to be devoured by wild beasts, nobody dwelling there to defend them; in consideration also of rains, floods and other inconveniences—to found and construct on their own land, hard by their parish church of Spernore, a cemetery, and to have it when enclosed consecrated by a catholic bishop in communion with the apostolic see. Ad fut. rei mem. Ad ea que. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 188d.)
To the archdeacon of Gloucester. Mandate, at the petition of Richard rector of Merton, and Walter rector of Yndelep, in the diocese of Worcester—containing that in a late cause, between William Rudpec, rector of Salwarp, in the same diocese, and the then rectors of Merton and Yndelep, about bounds and tithes within the bounds of Merton and Yndelep, the official of Worcester, upon the evidence of false witnesses, produced by William and suborned by lay power, threats and terrors, gave a definitive and iniquitous sentence in favour of William and Salwarp; and that some of the witnesses, when at their last moments, confessed their false witness and begged forgiveness from the rectors of Merton and Yndelep, and that others of them who survive admit the same publicly—to summon William and others concerned, and if he find the facts to be so, to rescind and annul the sentence, enforcing his proceedings, and compelling witnesses to testify the truth, by ecclesiastical censure. Quanto nobis accepcior. (De mandato.)
2 Kal. Dec.
St Peter's, Rome.
(f. 195.)
Indulgence, during ten years, of the Portiuncula to penitents who on mid-Lent Sunday and the feast of the Nativity of St. Mary the Virgin, and the two days following each, visit and give alms for the conservation and repair of the church of the Cluniac monastery of St. Mary, Prittlewell (de Preterwellis), in the diocese of London; with indult for the prior and five other confessors, secular and religious, chosen by him, to hear the confessions and give absolution except in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Univ. Christifid. etc. Dum precelsa. (De mandato.)
Ibid.
(f. 196.)
The like, also for ten years, to penitents who on Sunday in the second week of Lent and the vigil of St. Michael the Archangel, and the two days following each, visit and give alms for the conservation or repair of the parish church of All Saints, Setrington, in the diocese of York; with indult for the rector and five other priests, as confessors, secular or religious, chosen by him, to hear the confessions and give absolution. Univ. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
6 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 198.)
To Walter, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln, son of Thomas Pappele. Dispensation to him, who is in or about his sixteenth year, to hold a benefice with cure, even if an elective dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office in a cathedral or collegiate church. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
1401.
5 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 212.)
Indulgence of the Portiuncula to penitents who on Whitsunday and the three following days, from the first to the second vespers, visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of the Augustinian priory of St. Thomas the Martyr by Stafford, in the diocese of Lichfield; with indult for the prior and eight priests, religious or secular, chosen by him, to hear the confessions and grant absolution except in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
Ibid. The like to penitents who on the Annunciation and St. Michael the Archangel, and the Sunday after the latter feast, from the first to the second vespers, visit and give alms for the conservation of the church of the monastery of Shyrborne, of the order of St. Benedict, in the diocese of Salisbury, with indult, as above, for the abbot and eight priests, secular or religious, chosen by him. Univ. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
1400.
18 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 213d.)
To Ralph, donsel, nobleman, son of Ralph de Rade[c]lyf de Thorleton (sic), donsel, nobleman, and Helen (Elene), damsel, noblewoman, daughter of John de Massey of Tatton, knight, nobleman, of the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation to contract marriage, notwithstanding that they are related in the fourth and fourth degree of kindred. Romani pontificis.
1401.
3 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 214.)
Confirmation, etc., as below. The recent petition of king Henry, Edmund (Egmondi) earl of March, and Nicholas Wattonhull, rector of St. David's, Achnurhir, in the diocese of Meath, contained (i) that although the patronage of St. David's, a mother church, and of all its chapels or daughter churches, belongs by ancient custom to the earl of March when of lawful age, and, by right of the crown, belongs to the king when the earl is a minor (in puerili ctate); that although the said Nicholas, upon the voidance of St. David's by the resignation to the late bishop Stephen of the late John Perys, was presented to the said bishop by the late Edmund earl of March, being of lawful age, was instituted by the bishop as rector of the said church and its chapels, obtained canonical possession and has held the same for about twenty years; that although the said chapels had their own chaplains, exercising the cure of souls of their parishioners, their own baptismal fonts, cemeteries and other parochial insignia, saving the rights of the mother church; and that although in the said church no perpetual vicarage had ever been instituted, nevertheless the pope, circumvented by the false suggestion of Malachy Maccochlan and Reginald Oluanaym, clerks, of the dioceses of Meath and Clonmacnoise, to the effect that the rectory and vicarage of the said church were void, ordered the abbot de Benedictione Dei in the diocese of Meath, without mention of his name, if he found them to be so void, to collate and make provision of the rectory to Malachy and of the vicarage to Reginald, under pretext of which mandate they have greatly disturbed Nicholas; and that Nicholas's appeal to the apostolic see was committed by the pope to the abbot of St. Mary's, Trym, in the said diocese, without mention of his name, under commission from whom Thomas, prior of the priory of the House of God (Domus Dei), Molyng [er], in the said diocese, gave a definitive sentence, absolving Nicholas from the pursuit of Malachy and Reginald, and condemning them in costs: (ii) that subsequently, on 5 Id. March anno 11 [1400], at the petition of the majority of the inhabitants of the towns and places of the country (patria) of Ferceall (de Fercellis), making no mention of the patronage of the said king and earl, the pope ordered the bishop of Termoli and the priors of Dirruach and Sygir, in the dioceses of Meath and Ossory (sic), to separate from St. David's the chapel of St. Colman and certain others, and to erect St. Colman's in to a parish church, with the said country as parish, [as above, Reg. Lat. LXXX, f. 97, here recapitulated, with the following variants:—de Fercellis, St. Colman de Lindela, Rachaym, Killachy, Ralysyn (sic), Athaloy, Dryimculiande, and, as already noted, Dirruach and Sygir]; and ordered them to collate such rectory of St. Colman's to Donatus Odubgynd, clerk, of the diocese of Mealth, and ordered the said prior of Dirruach to collate the vicarage to John Odubgynd, clerk, of the same diocese; (iii) that afterwards the pope, similarly circumvented by the relation of Marianus Odali, clerk, of the diocese of Meath, which likewise made no mention of the patronage of the king and earl—to the effect that St. David's became void, not as above, but by the death of William Vinitun, so long ago that its collation had lapsed by the Lateran statutes to the pope, and that the said Nicholas detained it unlawfully—ordered the bishop of Badajoz (Pacen.), without mention of his name, and two others, if they found St. David's to be void as thus stated, to collate and assign it, even if of lay patronage, to the said Marianus, which the said bishop, acting alone, proceeded to do. The petition adds that although at the said date, viz. 5 Id. [March, anno 11, 1400], the said chapels had, as they still have, their own chapels, fonts, cemeteries, etc. and that although the said sentence has become res judicata, nevertheless the separation, erection, institution, provision and subjection were made without evident necessity. The pope therefore, being fully informed, calls up to himself the above appeal and all other causes arising from the aforesaid, confirms the presentation, institution and possession of Nicholas, and annuls his own several letters granted at the instance of Malachy and Reginald, of the said inhabitants, and of Marianus. Ad perp. rei mem. Dum sancta mater. (De mandato.) [4½ pp.]
2 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 216d.)
Relaxation of seven years and seven quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul and the dedication, and on All Saints, 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 days, visit and give alms for the conservation of the parish church of All Saints, Stanforde, in the diocese of Norwich. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is. (De mandato.)
9 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 217.)
To William Raucombe, D.C.L., archdeacon of Worcester. Indult for five years to visit his archdeaconry by deputy and receive the procurations in ready money to the daily amount of thirty silver [gros] Tournois, twelve to the gold florin of Florence. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of Westminster and the dean and official of London. Litterarum etc. (De mandato.)
1400.
Id. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 217d.)
To Nicholas Bubbewyth, archdeacon of Dorset (Dorsestrie alias Dorsedie). The like for life; with camera for Florence. Personam tuam.
Concurrent mandate, as above. Personam dilecti. (Demandato.)
1401.
5 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 218d.)
To Nicholas, bishop of Dunkeld. Faculty to dispense six men and as many women—who have de facto contracted marriage, wittingly or unwittingly, after having carnally known one another—or who, not yet carnally knowing one another, desire to be joined together in matrimony (qui matrimonium de facto, scienter vel ignoranter, contrahentes, se invicem carnaliter antea polluerunt, aut nondum taliter infecti, de novo insimul desiderant matrimonialiter copulari), but cannot—being related in the fourth and fourth or third and fourth or third and third degrees of kindred or affinity—to remain in marriage so contracted or to contract marriage; absolving from sentences incurred, and declaring past and future offspring legitimate. Personam tuam. (De mandato.)
12 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 219.)
Relaxation of three years and three quadragene of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year, the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul and the dedication, and on All Saints, 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 days, visit the chapel of St. Mary the Virgin built on the bridge of the town of Corbrig, in the diocese of Durham, and give alms for the repair and conservation of the said chapel and bridge, they being in large part destroyed. Univ. Christifid. etc. Dum precelsa. (De mandato.)
1401.
2 Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 220.)
Grant, at the recent petition of the community (universitas) and men of the town of Pensford in the diocese of Wells—containing that grant and indult was lately made by a certain pope for the chaplain of their chapel of St. Thomas the Martyr, daughter to the parish church of Staunton [Drew], on all holidays, Sundays and feast days, except only the feasts of Christmas, Easter, Whitsuntide and the Assumption, to celebrate mass and other divine offices in the said chapel, in such wise that on Sundays and feast days he should not commence mass before the Gospel at high mass in the parish church had been read; and that the said condition is burdensome, especially because the chapel is about a mile from the parish church—that the chaplain and any other priests, on all days, even on Sundays and feasts, and on solemn and the aforesaid feasts, may whenever they please, without waiting for the reading of the Gospel, celebrate masses and other divine offices, even with music (cum nota). The pope also grants that they may administer to all men of the said community sacraments and sacramentals, hear their confessions, baptize their children, after a font has been erected, and bury them in the chapel or its cemetery, saving the right of the parish church. All oblations made to the chapel and all funeral dues are to be given to the rector of the parish, to whom are to be paid his tithes and other dues, etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.) [See Cal. Papal Lett. IV, p. 89.]

De Regularibus.

17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 220d.)
To John Holte, Benedictine monk of the priory of Bath, in the diocese of Wells. Licence, without requiring that of his superior or any other, to go to, remain at, and leave, as often as he pleases, the Roman court for his affairs or for obtaining absolution of his sins. [Religionis zelus], vite ac morum. (De mandato.)

De Diversis Formis.

4 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 221.)
To Master Thomas Polton, archdeacon of Taunton in Wells, papal chaplain. Licence to resign his benefices, for purpose of exchange, to any ordinaries, and for such ordinaries to carry out the exchanges. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)

[De Regularibus.]

17 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 221d.)
To the Cluniac prior and convent of Farlei, in the diocese of Salisbury. Confirmation, with exemplification omitting marks (signis), subscriptions, etc. of the letters—Quociens a nobis petitur, of Lucius III, dated at Verona by Hugh, notary of the holy Roman church, 10 Kal. Sept., indiction 2, the year of the Incarnation 1194 (sic, for 1184), anno 3, which are beginning to be consumed with age, and which the pope has caused to be inspected. Addressed to Stephen, prior of Farley (de Ferlis), and his brethren present and future, the said letters take their church and their place of Farley under the protection of St. Peter and the pope, and confirm their possessions, with mention of the church of St. Andrew, Chyphan, the chapel of Tedrigenton, the church of Roxa (sic) and the land of Thornel. They may, in time of general interdict, with closed doors and without ringing of bells, celebrate divine offices suppressa roce. Their sepulture is declared free to those who wish it, saving the right of the respective churches. For their parish churches they may choose priests, and present them to the bishop. Chrism, holy oil, consecration of altars or churches, ordinations of clerks to holy orders, they may receive from the diocesan or from any catholic bishop, etc. The present pope hereby ordains that the prior and his successors may have their monks promoted to all, even holy orders, including the priesthood, by any catholic bishops in England, without requiring licence of the diocesan, etc., etc. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)

De Diversis Formis.

Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 225.)
To Thomas Ohyelan, and Nicholas and John Ohyelan, carnal brothers, clerks, of the diocese of Kildare. Dispensation to them—who have each had papal dispensation, as the sons of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold a benefice even with cure; under which Thomas has obtained the perpetual vicarage of Radromyn alias Ballicomayn—to hold, each of them, one, two, three or more mutually compatible benefices with or without cure, even if elective dignities, major or principal respectively, personatus or offices in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and resign them simply or for exchange, and hold instead similar or dissimilar benefices. Their illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
Ibid. To Thomas Butillere, archdeacon of Northampton in Lincoln. Indult for life to visit his archdeaconry by deputy, and receive the procurations in ready money. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of London and St. Davids, and the dean of St. Paul's London. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
1400.
2 Non. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 227.)
To the bishop of Lichfield, and the abbots of Westminster and St. Albans. Mandate concurrent with the faculty to Adam de Lichfeldi on f. 99d., above. Injunctum nobis. (De mandato.)
1401.
Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 231d.)
To John Blak, archpriest of St. John Baptist's, Quinzano, without the walls of Verona, member of the pope's household. Power as above, f. 171d., with the variant there noted. Grata tue familiaritatis. (The usual terminal subscription De mandato, Jac [obus] de Teram [o] is cancelled. The letter itself is not cancelled, but has autograph note in margin: Non expediatur, Jac. de Teram.)
6 Id. Feb.
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 233d.)
Appropriation, at the petition of king Henry, to the collegiate church of St. Mary's, Leicester, of his patronage, and of the foundation of his grandfather Henry, sometime duke of Lancaster, of his patronage of the church of Preston in Amondernesse, in the diocese of York; to the end that the dean and canons may be relieved, and may for ever pray for his good estate during life, and for his soul after death. A portion is to be reserved for a perpetual vicar. Ad perp. rei mem. In supreme dignitatis. (De mandato.)
Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 234d.)
Confirmation of indult of Clement VI [Cal. Pap. Lett. III, p. 458] for the master or prior of the hospital of St. Mary, Leicester, to hear confessions and grant absolution to the great multitude of penitents who on the feast of St. Michael the Archangel and the eight days preceding and the eight days following, are wont to resort to the hospital church; with grant, at the petition of the dean and chapter—containing that the said church has been erected into a collegiate church with a dean and chapter of canons, and with other beneficiaries—for the dean and four other priests, secular or religious, chosen by him, to hear the like confessions. Ad fut. rei mem. Humilibus supplicum. (De mandato.)
4 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 241.)
To Thomas (Thome) Ippelpen, rector of Grendon, in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation, motu proprio, to hold for life with Grendon, value not exceeding 20 marks, one other benefice with cure, even if a perpetual vicarage, or a parish church, or an elective dignity with cure, major or principal and united respectively, personatus or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign them for exchange or otherwise as often as he pleases, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 246d.)
To John Rede, dean of Waterford. Dispensation to him, who is a deacon, during five years not to be bound to have himself ordained priest on account of his deanery, an elective dignity with cure, principal and major, and of any other benefices, with or without cure, which he holds or may obtain. Vite etc.
1400.
4 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 262.)
To the archbishop of Tuam. Mandate to absolve from the guilt of incest, enjoining a salutary penance, and to dispense to marry, Walter de Bremigham, knight, nobleman, and Dervoorgyl Ingieteadlay, damsel, of his diocese, who, not in ignorance that they were related in the second and third degrees of kindred, have committed fornication several times and begotten offspring, which, with future offspring, is to be declared legitimate. Oblate nobis. (De mandato.)
1401.
2 Non. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 262.)
To the brethren of the fraternity of Holy Trinity in the parish of Kydermunstrer, in the diocese of Worcester. Licence to have, as in times past, without requiring licence of anyone, mass celebrated very early (summo mane) every day by a fit priest at their charges at the altar of Holy Trinity in the parish church of Kydermunstre, which the rector and vicar hinder, inhibiting their priest. Sincere devocionis. (De mandato.)
1401.
3 Non. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 263.)
To Bernard Macchamir, clerk, of the diocese of Clogher (Clokoren.). Dispensation to him—who has had papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure—to hold any mutually compatible benefices of any number and kind, with and without cure, secular or regular, even if canonries and prebends or dignities, personatus or offices, with or without cure, in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches, and such dignities be major or principal respectively, or conventual priories, or abbatial, and elective, and to resign them simply or for exchange as often as he pleases and hold instead similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices. His illegitimacy need not be mentioned in future graces. Vite ac morum. (De mandato.)
13 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 273d.)
To Thomas Polton, archdeacon of Taunton in Wells, papal chaplain. Exemption for life, motu proprio, of him, who is also abbreviator of apostolic letters, from all jurisdiction, visitation and correction of archbishops, bishops and other ordinaries, etc., taking him under the protection of St. Peter and the apostolic see, the Roman church and the pope. Exigit tue devocionis.
Concurrent mandato to the patriarch of Grado, the archbishop of York, and tho abbot of Evesham. Exigit dilecti filii. (De mandato.)