Lateran Regesta 181: 1414-1415

Pages 484-490

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. CLXXXI (fn. 1)

5 John XXIII (contd.)

De Regularibus

Non. March.
(f. 1.)
Confirmation, at the petition of the guardian (guardianus) and friars of the house of Friars Minors at Norwich, of the letters —In Christo sibi karissimis fratribus … pacem in Domino sempiternam. Religionis intreg. (? for integritas; the text is here damaged), addressed to the guardian or president and the council of the convent of Friars Minors at Nor [wich in the province] of England, and dated at Constance, 20 Dec., A.D.. 1414, during the General Council—of Anthony de Pereto (sic), minister–general of the Order, granting that, before all other convents of the wardenship (custodie) of Cambridge they may every year, from their ‘native’ sons or brethren (de vestris filiis seu fratibus vestris nativis), that is to say, who are born (oriuntur) in their bounds or are clothed with the habit (induuntur) for their convent, freely choose [those whom they may wish] to dwell with them; the will of the said minister–general being that the warden of the wardenship of Cambridge shall, upon the choice made by the said guardian and council or by the majority of them being made known to him, send to them such brethren without delay or exhibit to such brethren his letters to the same effect, under pain of ipso facto deprivation of his office. In case of the said warden's neglect, the said guardian or president had hereby faculty to summon by letter (literatorie) such ‘native’ brethren, thus chosen, who shall be bound to obey him. Further, no such son or ‘native’ shall be removed from the convent without consent of the said guardian and council, by anyone inferior to the said ministergeneral, except on account of scandal or delict, lawfully proved. Ad fut. rei mem. In ecclesie firmamento. [1½ pp. Since the present analysis was made, f. 1 has been still further mutilated by the binder.]
10 Kal. March.
(f. 28.)
To the dean of Chester in the church of Lincoln (sic), and Richard Flemming, canon of York, and John Aylmere, canon of Chichester. Mandate—the pope having learned that Joan [ef. p. 55], prioress of Wynteney, O.S.B., in the diocese of Lincoln (sic), has several times committed incest and had offspring, and has greatly destroyed and dilapidated the goods of the monastery— to repair thither and make needful reformation and punishment, and, if they find her guilty, to deprive and remove her. Ad audienciam nostram.
3 Non. April.
(f. 30.)
To the abbot of Fécamp (Fiscampnen.) in the diocese of Rouen. Mandate to license the abbess and convent of Montivilliers (monasterii villaris), O.S.B., in the diocese of Rouen, to sell their moiety of eight churches in the island of Jersey (Giriacen.), the church of Emigueton, and the fourth part of the town (ville) and the men of Badone, in the diocese of Coutances, in which lands Henry, king of England rules at present, and from which they have, for more than thirty years, on account of the Schism and the wars between king Charles and his predecessors and the kings of England, derived no income. Humilibus supplicum votis.
Id. March.
(f. 57.)
To Laurence de Hoton, Cistercian monk of St. Mary's, Rievaulx, in the diocese of York. Grant to hold for life the office of porter (officium porteratus), whose holder can be removed at the sole pleasure of the abbot, and to farm for life, under the customary yearly cess, the grange of Hullebroa (or Hullevora), in the said diocese, belonging to the said monastery of St. Mary, Rievaulx, which has been wont to be given to farm or rent, sometimes to monks of the monastery, sometimes to clerks, and sometimes to laymen; with grant that he cannot be removed, without reasonable cause and without special licence of the apostolic see, from the said office, which he has exercised. Religionis zelus, vite ac morum.
Ibid. To the same. Indult—at his petition, containing that formerly he, who is a professed monk of Rievaulx, was accused to the abbot and convent of incontinence, but (sed), inasmuch as by the institutes of the monastery it is not lawful for the monks to appeal against the abbot and convent, was convicted; and that by the said statutes any monk convicted of the said vice cannot be elected or promoted to abbatial dignities of the said or other monasteries—to be elected and promoted to abbatial and any other dignities of the said or other monasteries of the order and to exercise all lawful acts wont to be exercised by monks of the said monastery; with rehabilitation. Sedes apostolica.
3 Id. March.
(f. 58.)
To the same. Grant to him—who was formerly appointed by the present abbot to the office of bursar (officium bussarie) of St. Mary's, Rievaulx, the holder of which is appointed and removed at the sole pleasure of the abbot—not to be removed therefrom by the abbot without reasonable cause and without special licence of the apostolic see; with restoration to the said office, from which he has been removed. Religionis etc.
Id. March.
(f. 77.)
To John de Leycestria, an Augustinian friar, papal chaplain. Dispensation to hold any benefice, with or without cure, wont to be governed by secular clerks, of any patronage, and to resign it, for exchange or otherwise, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc.
15 Kal. April.
(f. 82.)
Indult—at the recent petition of the Augustinian prior and convent of Taunton, containing that the cause which lately arose between them and the parishioners of the chapels of Stapulgrave and St. James [Taunton], Stoke, Russheton, Corff, Wylton and [Taunton] castle (de Castro), dependent on the parish church of St. Mary Magdalene [Taunton], in the diocese of Bath, which church is appropriated to the priory, about the cure of souls of the said parishioners, was submitted to the arbitration of John Elmere, D.C.L., then official of the bishop of Winchester, who adjudged that the prior and convent should cause mass and other divine offices to be celebrated in the said chapels by chaplains, being secular priests, and, in some of them, sacraments and sacramentals to be administered; and adding that they are often unable to find secular priests for the purpose—to cause in future the said masses etc. to be celebrated and sacraments etc. to be administered by canons of their priory, and altogether to exercise the cure of the said parishioners, without requiring licence of the ordinary or any other, and notwithstanding the said arbitration etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Digna exaudicione vota.
5 Id. Jan.
(f. 109.)
To Cormac, abbot of the Benedictine monastery of the Irish without the walls of Constance. Grant in commendam for life, the revenue of his abbatial mensa being insufficient, of the conventual priory of Weih St. Peter (Consecrati Sancti Petri) without the walls of Regensburg (Ratisponen.), value not exceeding 200 gold florins, dependent on the Benedictine monastery of St. James, Regensburg, and wont to be governed by its monks, void and reserved (under the pope's general reservation of all conventual priories, void and to be void) by the death of William. Sincere devocionis.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Luni, the abbot of St. Giles's Bamberg, and the dean of Alte Kapelle (Veteris capelle), Regensburg. Sincere etc.

De Diversis Formis

Non. April.
(f. 132d)
Relaxation, during ten years, of ten years and ten quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on Christmas, Circumcision, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension and Corpus Christi, Whitsun day, the Nativity, Annunciation, Purification and Assumption of St. Mary the Virgin, the Nativity of St. John Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul and the dedication, and on All Saints, and during 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 church, and give alms for its repair and for the repair of the other buildings, of the Augustinian monastery of St. John Baptist, Kells (de Deserto), in the diocese of Connor (Conneren.), the buildings of which have recently been accidentally burned, and for the purchase of books and ornaments (paramenta) and other necessaries of divine worship. Univ. Christifid. etc. Licet is.
Id. April.
Friburg. (fn. 1)
(f. 174.)
To the bishop of Exeter. Mandate—at the recent petition of the inhabitants of the town (ville) of Exemouth, containing that the said town, situate on and hard by the sea, depending on the chapel, with cure, of St. John Baptist, is distant a mile and a half from the parish church of All Saints, Boddeleyg, and a mile from the parish church of St. Andrew, in which parishes it stands (pro eo quod dicta villa supra et juxta mare sita, a Sancti Johannis Baptiste capella curata dependens, ab ecclesia parrochiali Omnium Sanctorum de Boddeleyg per unum et dimidium miliare, et Sancti Andree ecclesia parrochiali, de quarum parrochiis existit, per unum miliare notorie distat); that between the said town and chapel of St. John the sea ebbs and flows so much that on very many Sundays, feast-days and holidays no parishioner of the said chapel, on the west side of the said town, can go to it without danger of death; that at times in winter the floods are so great between the said chapel and town that no parishioner of the said town, on the west side, can go to the said chapel without like danger, sometimes for a whole week; that the road between the said town and chapel is [so] rocky (petrosa) and muddy in winter that the dead cannot be borne to the said chapel for burial, children cannot be taken there for christening, nor women go there for churching; that the said town is situate so near the sea that pirates can (possunt) take the whole of it and burn it if the said inhabitants were to go (accederent) to the said chapel and church for divine offices; that the obventions, tithes and oblations of the said inhabitants of the said town, which (sic) amount yearly to 100 marks [….]; and that the portion of the vicar of Boddeleyg is worth 20l. a year, without the said obventions, etc. of the said inhabitants on the west side of the said town; on account of which things they do not hear masses and other divine offices so often as they ought, and have suffered and often do suffer, when wars and divisions go on in those parts, great dangers, scandals and losses when going to the said chapel and church for divine offices, christenings and receiving other sacraments and for burials; and that the said inhabitants, on account of their special devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, His Mother, and in order that they may hear masses and other divine offices more often, and avoid the said dangers etc., desire to found a church or chapel dedicated to St. Anne the mother of [St.] Mary the Virgin, with font, cemetery and bell–tower, and to assign the said obventions etc. for a perpetual priest to be instituted by the ordinary at the presentation of the patron[s] or parishioners of the said church of Boddeleyg and chapel of St. John, the said priest to serve at divine offices, administer the sacraments to the said inhabitants, bury their dead in the said chapel or cemetery, and exercise parochial cure. At the petition of the said inhabitants [for licence] to found the said church or chapel in the said town and within the bounds of the parish of the said chapel of St. John, with a font and all other parochial insignia and a perpetual priest as above, the pope hereby orders the above bishop to permit a church to be built in the said town at the expense of the said inhabitants (ecclesiam et (sic) villa predicta expensis dictorum habitatorum et incolarum edificari permittas), and to institute a priest called (?) a chaplain at the presentation of the patrons [or parishioners] of the said church of Boddeleyg and chapel of St. John (et in ea sacerdotem sub capellanis obstaculo,? for sub capellani vocabulo, ad presentacionem patronoruminstituas), and to assign (assignet for assignes) for his maintenance the obventions etc. from the said inhabitants. Ehhibita (sic) siquidem nobis. [The present letter is an exception from the usually great accuracy of the papal registers.] [See below, Reg. CLXXXV, f. 208.]
2 Kal. March.
(f. 198.)
To John Prophet, dean of York. Licence to resign, for purpose of exchange, to the ordinary or any other bishop, without requiring the licence of any, the said deanery, a major elective dignity, with licence to the said ordinary or other bishop to carry out the exchange. The pope hereby remits and gives to him and the person with whom he may make the exchange, all payment due, on account of the respective collations, to the camera or its collector in those parts. Vite etc.
3 Kal. Oct.
(f. 291.)
To James Walsingham, rector of Thursforde in the diocese of Norwich, licentiate of civil law. Dispensation to receive and hold for life with T[h]ursforde [value not stated] any other benefice with cure [or otherwise incompatible therewith], even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or a dignity, major or principal respectively, and elective, personatus or office, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (De mandato.)
Ibid. To John Godyng, rector of Bury in the diocese of Chichester. Dispensation to receive and hold for life with Bury [value not stated] any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible therewith, even if etc., as in the preceding. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
Ibid. To Thomas Banastre, rector of Teveresham in the diocese of Ely. Dispensation to him—who lately had papal dispensation, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, (i) to be promoted to all, even holy orders, and hold a benefice even with cure, (ii) to hold two other mutually compatible benefices, even if canonries and prebends in cathedral or collegiate churches, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, and hold instead three similar or dissimilar mutually compatible benefices—to hold any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible with Teveresham, value not exceeding 50 marks, even if, etc. as in f. 291. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
4 Id. Nov.
(f. 292.)
To Henry Wellys, archdeacon of Lincoln, licentiate of canon law. Indult, during seven years, to visit his archdeaconry by deputy, and to receive the procurations. Devocionis tue probata sinceritas.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Ely and Bangor and the dean of London. Devocionis probata sinceritas quam dilectus filius. (De mandato.)
4 Kal. Oct.
(f. 293.)
Confirmation as above, p. 468, of Boniface IX's appropriation to the abbess and convent of St. Mary's, Brusyerde, of the order of St. Clare, in the diocese of Norwich, of the parish church of Suton (sic here) in the said diocese. Ad perp. rei mem. Pastoralis officii.
17 Kal. Jan.
(f. 294.)
To George de Radclif, rector of Eccleston in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him, who says he is of knightly race, to receive and hold for life with the said church [value not given] one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if it be another parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or a dignity, major or principal respectively, personatus or office, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and such dignity, personatus or office be elective, and to resign etc. as above, f. 291. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (De mandato.)
3 Kal. Oct.
(f. 294d.)
To Thomas Freng, rector of St. Margaret's, Burgh in Flegge, in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him—whom lately, holding the said church, value not exceeding 30 marks, the present pope dispensed to receive and hold for ten years therewith any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if it were another parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or a dignity, major or principal respectively, and elective, personatus or office, with or without cure, in a metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate church, and to resign both as often as he pleased, simply or for exchange, provided that within the said period he should exchange, one of such two incompatible benefices for another compatible with the remaining one, or, if not, resign such remaining one; after which he obtained by authority of the ordinary the parish church of St. Edmund in Fyshergate in Norwich, and held it and Burgh together, as he still does— the said period of ten years not being expired, to hold the said churches together for life and to resign them, simply or for exchange, and hold instead two similar or dissimilar incompatible benefices, even if they be dignities, personatus or offices, with or without cure, [in metropolitan, cathedral or collegiate churches], and [such dignities] be major or principal respectively. Vite etc. (De mandato.)
16 Kal. April.
(f. 300.)
To John Bremore, archdeacon of Cornwall in Exeter, secretary of the pope. Indult as above, f. 292. Grata tue familiaritatis et devocionis obsequia.
Concurrent mandate to the abbot of Westminster and the dean and archdeacon of London. Grata dilecti filii. (De mandato.)


  • 1. Described on the back as Anno 5. Libri 50 e53; on the flyleaf as Libri lii, liii.
  • 2. Datum Friburgi Constanciensis diocesis.