Lateran Regesta 153: 1411-1412

Pages 249-250

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 6, 1404-1415. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1904.

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Lateran Regesta, Vol. CLIII (fn. 1)

2 John XXIII (contd.)

De Diversis Formis

11 Kal. May.
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 29d.)
To the bishop of Norwich. Mandate as below. The recent petition of Alexander Telik, rector, called master, of the church of Ruseheworth (sic) in his diocese, contained that Angelus Corario, called Gregory XII, on 10 Kal. March anno 2 [1408, above, p. 136]—upon Alexander's setting forth to him that the late Edmund Gunvile, rector of the said church, had obtained its crection by the ordinary from a parochial into a collegiate church for a rector called master, with cure of the parishioners, and five other priests to celebrate mass and other divine offices and pray for the souls of himself and his benefactors, but was prevented by death from making sufficient endowment; and that its fruits etc., value not exceeding 40 marks a year, were insufficient for maintaining the master and priests and for keeping the hospitality rendered necessary by their situation near the high road—ordered the bishop of Norwich, if he found the facts to be so, to ordain that the master might hold with his mastership one other benefice with cure. Alexander's petition contained that bishop Alexander made such ordinance, and the above bishop is hereby ordered to confirm it. Humilibus et honestis.
Kal. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 33.)
To Nicholas Broghton, priest, John Hudylston, Thomas Archer and John Broghton, laymen, of the diocese of Lincoln. Absolution and acquittance in respect of certain legacies worth 62 ducats bequeathed to the papal almonry by Thomas Hudylston, layman, of the said diocese, whose executors they are; with inhibition of the collector in England, the pope's almoner and others from making any claim on them or Thomas's heirs. Licet quondam Thomas. (De mandato.)
4 Id. Nov.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 61.)
To Anthony de Pireto, S.T.M., minister-general of the Friars Minors, papal nuncio in England. Mandate, at the petition also of Henry, prince of Wales, and if the consent of king Henry be forthcoming, to dispense Thomas, son of the king, and Margaret de Holand, relict of John de Beufort, earl of Somerset, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the second degree of affinity and the second and third of kindred. Oblate nobis. (De mandto.) [Wadding, Annales Minorum, IX (ed. 1734), p. 523, with reference to Liber 1, anni 2, f. 61. See above, p. 212.]

De Regularibus

18 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 106)
To the Augustinian abbot and convent of St. Osyth's in the diocese of London. Indult for the abbot and his successors to wear the mitre ornamented with pearls, gems and gold, and the ring, tunic, dalmatic, sandals and other pontifical insignia; and in the monastery and its subject priories, and in parish and other churches belonging to them, as also in other churches to which they may go for celebrating masses and marriages, or for funerals or anniversaries or other cause, to give solemn benediction at mass before the Pax Domini, when they celebrate in person or are present; to do so after mass, vespers and matins, and at table; when, wearing their insignia, they go to the altars to celebrate mass, and when they leave them; and in solemn processions; provided that no bishop or papal legate be present. Exposcit restre devocionis.
11 Kal. April.
St. Peter's Rome.
(f. 112d)
Perpetual exemption—at the recent petition of prior Edward and the convent of the Benedictine priory of St. Neots (de Sanctoncoto) in the diocese of Lincoln, containing that its founders ordained that its prior and monks should be Frenchmen; that the abbot and convent of Bek Herlewyn in the diocese of Rouen should appoint them, visit them as a dependent cell, and receive from them a yearly pension of 30s. English; that during the French wars the pension has been paid to the king of England; that in course of time, on account of alienations by abbots of Bek Herlewyn and by the priors and monks, by reason of the foreign rule (peregrina regimina) of the said abbots, priors and monks, ignorant of the English language, the priory goods, formerly of no small value, have been so much wasted that they are utterly insufficient; that upon the death of William de Sancto Vedasto, monk of the said monastery [of Bek Herlewyn], prior of the priory, a Frenchman, all the French monks except two have, during the reign of king Henry, betaken themselves to France, since which the priory has been in the hands of prior Edward and a few English monks; and that king Henry, considering the impossibility, owing to the hostility between the peoples of the two realms, of French monks residing, has granted by letters patent that in future the priors and convent shall be English and shall hold their priory and its possessions without any yearly burden or rent to the king—of the priory and its inmates from the abbot and convent of Bek Herlewyn, saving the right, if any, of the latter to the said pension, subjecting them instead to the bishop, and ordaining that in future they may be of any nation, and that on the resignation or death of the present prior the convent may elect one of themselves or other of their order, of any nation, as prior, and that the bishop may confirm the election. Ad fut rei mem. Provida sedis apostolice. (De mandato.)


  • 1. Described on the back as Liber 1.