Volume VI: 3 Clement VI

Petitions to the Pope 1342-1419. Originally published by Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1896.

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'Volume VI: 3 Clement VI', in Petitions to the Pope 1342-1419, (London, 1896) pp. 75-76. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/petitions-to-pope/1342-1419/pp75-76 [accessed 13 April 2024]

3 Clement VI

1345. (f. 68d.)
Richard earl of Arundel and Eleanor daughter of Henry, earl of Lancaster. Whereas they, fearing certain dangers, contracted marriage clandestinely on Saturday in Sexagesima last, in the king's chapel at Ditton, in his presence, and that of the queen, although both of them knew that Richard had had an illegitimate son by Isabella le Despencer who, on her father's side, was in the second degree of kindred to Eleanor on her mother's side, and on their fathers' and mothers' sides respectively in the fourth and third degrees of kindred, so that they cannot remain in matrimony without a dispensation, they pray the pope to dispense them.
Granted, if the facts are as stated; the dispensation is to be given by the diocesan, the parties being for a time separated, and previously absolved from the sentence of excommunication; a good penance is to be enjoined, and three chaplaincies of 10 marks each in the parish church of the earl's principal place, are to be founded and endowed by them. Villeneuve by Avignon, 4 Non. Mar.
(f. 69d.)
The abbot of Whalley, in the diocese of Lichfield. For licence to confer the office of notary public on John Willelmi de Wetfeld, B.C.L. clerk, of the said diocese.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 2 Non. Mar.
(f. 70d.)
William bishop of Norwich. For faculty to grant dispensations to four doctors in theology, canon or civil law, to hold two benefices apiece with cure of souls. Granted. Avignon, 14 Kal. April.
(f. 72d.)
John, archbishop of Cashel. On behalf of Master Sachery Ograde skilled in the law, already dispensed as the son of a subdeacon so as to be ordained and hold a benefice, for a canonry of Cork, with reservation of a prebend, notwithstanding that he has the rectory of Ocormach, in the diocese of Killaloe, value 30s. Testimony to his ability is given by the archbishop.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 2 Non. Mar.
The same. For licence to create notaries public, there being suits and quarrels among the clergy and people of that land.
Granted for two. Dated as above.
(f. 72d.)
The abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury. For letters conservatory for five years. Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 7 Id. Mar.
(f. 74d.)
Thomas Gratuli, monk of St. Denys, in France. On behalf of William de Clithona, earl of Huntygdon, knight, of the diocese of Canterbury, that he may choose his confessor, who shall give him plenary absolution at the hour of death.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, Non. Mar
(f. 77d.)
John, bishop of Moray, who, when the pope was archbishop of Rouen, was his vicar in spirituals, and Gilbert, dean of Aberdeen. On behalf of Adam Flayl, bachelor of theology, of the diocese of Moray for a canonry of the same with reservation of a prebend.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 7 Id. Mar.
(f. 78d.)
Alexander de Ramusey, abbot of Barlings, Robert de Naveniby, master of the order of Sempringham, Sir Nicholas de Tarenta, subdean, Sir Peter de Dalderby, precentor, Sir Geoffrey de Edenham, Sir William Bachiler, canons of Lincoln, and William de Hellesei, rector of Naveniby. For plenary absolution at the hour of death.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, Non. Mar.
(f. 78d.)
Richard de Gouxhill, of Wythern, William de Carleton, rector of Faldingworth, Ralph de Strubby, rector of Totel, William de Strubby, rector of Pykkeword, in the diocese of Lincoln, and Ralph Bondeby, priest of the same diocese. For plenary absolution at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 78d.)
John de Kirketon, Norman de Swynford, knights, and John Milly, William at Bishopsgate (ad portam Episcopi), and their wives; also the matrons, Matilda Cosper, of Lincoln, and Isabella Forester, of Suthdalton, and Thomas her son, clerk, of the diocese of York. For plenary absolution at the hour of death. Granted. Dated as above.
(f. 85.)
William de Edindon, Philip de Weston, Edmund de Grimesbi, William de Brocklesbi, John Petri of Thinden, friar John de Wodeford, clerks, Andrew Aubrei, Walter Nel, Isabella de Somersham, Richard Sezee, John de Schirburn, Ralph Savage, Peter Favelour, Robert de Dunham. That their confessors may give them plenary absolution at the hour of death.
Granted. Villeneuve by Avignon, 4 Id Mar.