Vatican Regesta 361: 1442-1444

Pages 246-248

Calendar of Papal Registers Relating To Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 8, 1427-1447. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1909.

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Vatican Regesta, Vol. CCCLXI. (fn. 1)

12 Eugenius IV.

7 Kal. Aug.
(f. 1.)
Plenary remission … Eton … maintenance of its ministers. A fourth part ….. Rhodes etc. as above, p. 239. [Here without the ‘grant that fit priests … apostolic see,’ as ibid.]. Univ. Christifid. … Dum nepharias. (Subscribed at the beginning: B. Rouerella, and at the end: Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. Jo. Synodi. (fn. 2) ) [See Bekynton Correspondence, II, p. 303, note. See also below, Reg. CCCLXVIII, f. 9.]
(f. 2.) (fn. 3)
To [John], bishop of Bath and Wells. Mandate as above, p. 240. Exigit etc. (Subscribed as in the preceding, with the further note: Dupplicate fuerunt supradicte littere et scripte per F. de Laude, et ascultate de verbo ad verbum per me R. Paradisi.)

13 Eugenius IV.

5 Id. June.
(f. 202d.)
To Robert Worcestre, Cistercian monk of Buckfast (Buckfestrie) in the diocese of Exeter. Grant to him, at the petition also of bishop Edmund, whose chaplain he is, to receive and hold for life any benefice, even with cure, wont to be held by secular clerks, even if of the patronage of laymen, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (B. Rouerella | Ja. de Viterbio. Gratis de m. d. n. p. (fn. 4) )
7 Id. June.
(f. 203d.)
To the chancellor of Exeter, S.T.M. Mandate, at the recent petition of bishop Edmund, S.T.M. (containing that on account of his singular devotion to St. Raphael the Archangel, he has composed an office, and desires the feast of the said Saint to be celebrated on every Oct. 5 in every church in which it is accepted, and the said office to be said therein at the first and second vespers, and at matins and the other canonical hours of that day), to join to himself six other masters of theology, and if he find, after examination of the said office, that it is not contrary to the canons, to decree that the said feast shall be celebrated and observed on the said day by all who consent and agree, and the said office said at the said hours. In the event of the said office being approved by the above chancellor, he is to send it to the pope without delay. Tune iniunctum nobis. (B. Rouerella | Gratis de m. d. n. p. B. de Callio.) [For the institution by bishop Lacy of the feast of St. Raphael in the church of Exeter, by letters dated Sept. 22, 1443, see Wilkins, Concilia, III, p. 537.]
5 Id. June.
(f. 204.)
To John Morton alias Boldi, (fn. 5) rector of Ilfer de Combe in the diocese of Exeter, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him —who holds besides the above rectory, a canonry and prebend of Exeter, value together not exceeding 100l., and is at present in the Roman court—to hold for life together with the said church any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if it be another parish church or a perpetual vicarage or dignity, etc., and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two incompatible benefices, even if parish churches etc.; notwithstanding a constitution lately made by the pope [on Nov. 11, 1431, in Ottenthal, Regulæ Canc. Apost., p. 253, No. 105 of the Regulæ Eug. IV.] whereby no one, except certain persons expressed therein, shall in future be dispensed to hold two parish churches, unless they be so close together that they can be conveniently served by one person, and their fruits etc. do not together exceed 24 gold florins of the camera, etc. Litterarum etc. (B. Rouerella | Gratis de m. d. n. p. Ja. de Viterbio.)
6 Id. June.
(f. 205d.)
To John Fulburne, sometime (nuper) Cistercian abbot of Sawtre in the diocese of Lincoln. Grant to him, a priest, to receive and hold for life any benefice, as above, f. 202d. Religionis etc. (B. Rouerclla | Gratis de m. d. n. p. Arnoldus.) [Compare Fœdera, orig. ed., vol. X, p. 58.]
5 Id. June.
(f. 206.)
To John Gele, perpetual vicar of Hurberten in the diocese of Exeter, licentiate of canon law. Dispensation to him—who lately, then also holding the said vicarage (here written Hurberton), received papal dispensation to hold for life the same and one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased—to hold for life one other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, not being a parish church, even if it be a dignity etc., and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he wishes. Litterarum etc. (B. Rouerella | Gratis de m. d. n. p. Jo. de Caluis.)
5 Non. June.
(f. 207d.)
To Robert Kyrkeham, rector of Sheryngton in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him—who is one of the keepers or clerks of the hanaper (hamperii sigillorum) of king Henry, to hold for life Sheryngton, value not exceeding 40l., and any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church, or a perpetual vicarage, or a dignity, etc., and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the constitution above, f. 204. Vite etc. (B. Rouerella | Gratis de m. d. n. p. A. Schonaw.)
7 Id. June.
(f. 208d.)
Relaxation, at the petition of Henry, king of England, of seven years and seven quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of St. Mary Magdalen and the dedication, the usual octaves and 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 completion of the collegiate church or chapel of St. Mary Magdalen in the field called Hatheleyfeld (in campo Hatheleyfeld nuncupata, rectius in campo Batheleyfeld nuncupato), in the diocese of Lichfield, whose foundation was begun by king Henry IV; with indult for the warden to choose fit priests, secular or religious, to hear the confessions and grant absolution, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see. (Without limitation of the period of validity.) Ad. perp. rei mem. Iniunctum nobis. (B. Rouerella | Gratis de m. d. n. p. G. de Callio.) [See Cal. Lett. VI, p. 225.]
18 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 269.)
To Peter [de Monte], bishop of Brescia, papal nuncio in the realm of France. Mandate to him, who has been for many months engaged in the said realm on business of the Roman church, to endeavour to bring about peace between Charles, king of France and Henry, king of England, and the duke of Burgundy and their adherents, by whose strife Christendom is weakened in its struggle against the Turks; with faculty to treat therewith, etc. Quanquam semper antea. (B. Rouerella | De Curia. Johannes Synodi.) [6 pp.] [Printed in Raynaldi Annales, an. 1444, § 5, from ‘Lib. 6. ep. secr. (i.e. the present Register) pag. 269.’]


  • 1. On the back is Tom. 2 and Eug. IV. Secret. [A.] xii. xiii. Liber II. A flyleaf has, in the hand of De Prætis, Eugenii IV. Bull. Secret. Anno xii. xiii. Florentie Senis Rome. Liber Secundus. Tom. vi. The rubrice which follow are headed ‘Rubricelle bullarum domini Eugenii iiii. pontificatus vero sui anno duodecimo etc. incept[e] Florencie’ and ‘R[egistrum] de camera apostolica xii. xiii. et xiiii. pontificatus anno etc.’
  • 2. The distinction between the subscriptions at the beginning and at the end will in future be indicated thus: B. Rouerella. | Gratis
  • 3. On f. 153d, in a letter dated at Florence, 1442, 4 Kal. Aug. anno 12, is a mention that on that day the pope has made provision to Thomas de Hertelay, cellarer of the Cluniac priory of Longueville Giffard (Longavillaguiffardi) in the diocese of Rouen, of the Benedictine abbey of St. Mary, Lonlay (de Lonlayo), in the diocese of Le Mans. He occurs again as cellarer on f. 155d.
  • 4. i. e. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape.
  • 5. The letter ‘l’ seems to have been inserted before the ‘d’ of ‘Bodi,’ and in like manner before the ‘f’ of ‘Ifer.’