Lateran Regesta, 359
1437-1438

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'Lateran Regesta, 359: 1437-1438', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 9: 1431-1447 (1912), pp. 1-13. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103386 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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8 Eugenius IV.

De Regularibus.

1438.
17 Kal. Aug.
Ferrara
(f. 16d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's by Kenlys and the priors of SS. Taurin and Feighin's, Fore (Sanctorum Taurini et Fehyni de Fauoria), and St. Mary's, Mulegert, in the diocese of Meath. Mandate—the pope having been informed by John Ocany (or Otany), an Augustinian canon of St. Mary's, Inismor Lochagamna, in the diocese of Ardagh, that Nemeas Ofeargail, prior of the same, is a notorious fornicator and concubinary, with offspring living, has alienated many of the goods, leads a very dissolute life, and has committed divers other excesses and crimes [not here mentioned]—seeing that John, from fear of Nemeas's power, cannot safely meet him within the city or diocese of Ardagh, if John will accuse Nemeas before them, to summon Nemeas, and if they find the above to be true to deprive Nemeas, and in that event to collate and assign the said priory, which is conventual and independent, value not exceeding 56 marks sterling, to John; whether it become void by such deprivation or be void by the death of Emundus Megyndmora, or in any other way. Religionis zelus etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxviii. Nono Kal. Augusti Anno Octavo. de Adria.)
Id. Nov.
Ferrara
(f. 64.)
To Hugh Kenedy, an Augustinian canon of St. John's, Sens (Cenonen.) Collation and provision to him (whom the pope lately [Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 670] dispensed to hold any secular or regular compatible benefices, of any number and kind, even if canonries and prebends, dignities, even major or principal, and elective and with cure etc., and who is a kinsman of James, king of Scotland) of the treasurership of Glasgow, a non-major dignity with cure, value not exceeding 50l. sterling, with the annexed prebend of Carnuoyth, void by the death without the Roman court of Robert Moffate, and therefore, he being a papal chaplain, ipso facto reserved. Religionis etc. [See also ibid. pp. 553, 633, 634, 663.]
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Dunkeld, the archdeacon of St. Andrews and the dean of St. Peter's, Burlats (de Burlatio), (fn. 2) in the diocese of Castres. Religionis etc. (An. and G. de Elten, Ja. de Vicen[ti]a. | An. xvi. xviii. Decimoseptimo Kal. Decembris Anno Octavo. de Adria.)
3 Non. Nov.
Ferrara
(f. 70.)
To Master Peter de Monte, pievano of the pieve (plebanus plebis) of St. George, Illasi (de Ilasio (fn. 3) ) in the diocese of Verona, I.U.D., an apostolic notary, residing in the realm of England. Mandate, at the recent petition of Maurice Gregorii, professed of the order of Friars Preachers—containing that he entered the said order in his youth and after remaining in it for more than eighteen years, without asking or obtaining licence of his superior, left the house in which he had made his profession, and the habit of his order, and betook himself to the Cistercian monastery of Tintern (Kinternia) in the diocese of Ferns, got the abbot and convent thereof to give him its regular habit and to receive him as a monk, and has stayed there for more than eight years, without making any profession—to absolve him from his apostasy and from the sentences of excommunication etc. which he has incurred, enjoining penance, and, after temporary suspension from the execution of his orders, to dispense him on account of irregularity, and dispense him to remain in the said monastery and order. He shall be unable to hold any ecclesiastical benefices soever. Sedes apostolica, pia mater. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
6 Non. July.
Ferrara (fn. 4)
(f. 77d.)
To the same. (fn. 5) Mandate, at the recent petition of Nicholas Asshby, a monk of St. Peter's, Westminster, immediately subject to the Roman church—containing that formerly, on the voidance by the death of Robert Bathley of the priorship, which is perpetual, and is a major or principal dignity after the abbatial, or a prelacy, or at least (saltem) an office, the convent, to whom by ancient custom the election of the perpetual prior belongs, elected the said Nicholas, a priest, who had the election confirmed, likewise in accordance with ancient custom, by abbot Richard—if he find the said election and confirmation lawful, to confirm them. Regimini universalis ecclesie. (An. and B. de Monte. | An. xxx. de Adria.) [See Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 587.]
3 Kal. June.
Ferrara
(f. 78d.)
Confirmation as below. The recent petition of Robert Malorre, prior of the Hospitallers' priory of England, contained that the master and brethren of the convent of Rhodes by their letters granted and committed to him for ten years the said priory of England, with all its members, houses, chambers (cameris), rights, jurisdictions and appurtenances, even as his predecessors had held and possessed, that is to say, with the burdens, honours, houses of the said priory, wheresoever situate, and the chambers (cameris) assigned to him, namely Clerkynwell, Cressyng, Sanford, Balshale, and Graston (rectius Grafton), and all their rights and appurtenances; and that afterwards they prolonged the said ten years to the term of his life; and that he, like his said prodecessors, continues to hold etc. and peaceably possess, as members of the said priory and chambers (camerarum), with all their rights and appurtenances, the manors of Sutton at Hone, Hetheryngton, Sumptyng, Sheplegh, Compton and Berwyk, Sutton in Essex, in each of whose chapels a perpetual chaplain is kept, likewise the possessions or estates (poderia) of Mulbroke and Sumpton, Sutton Parva, Dokesworthe, Cardyngton and Prouekele and Copyngthorp and Colpyt, and the parish churches of Gyllesburgh with Ravensthorp, Langford, Wilbram and Staunton; but that he cannot prove by public documents, although there is not and never has been the least doubt, the rights of the said priory in respect of the said parish churches, manors, etc., and whether the said churches, manors etc. belong to the said chambers (cameras) or whether they belong to the said members. In order to remove any possibility of doubt, the pope, at Robert's said petition, stating that the said letters exemplified the ordinances of the late Raymund Berengarii, sometime master of the hospital, about the priory of England and its rights, appurtenances, etc., hereby confirms the said ordinances and the said grant or commission and its prolongation, together with all the said manors, possessions, estates (poderia) and parish churches, as possessed by him and to be possessed by him for life. Ad fut. rei mem. Apostolice sedis circumspecta benignitas. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. lxxxx. de Adria.)
5 Id. June.
Ferrara
(f. 99.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury, and the bishops of Orte (Ortan.) and London. Mandate to collate and assign to Michael de Plesseyo, preceptor of the Augustinian house of St. Anthony, Rouen, the preceptorship of the house of St. Anthony, London, of the same order, which is general, depends on the monastery of St. Anthony in the diocese of Vienne, is wont to be governed by canons thereof, of whom he is one, non-elective, value not exceeding 400 gold florins of the camera, void, and therefore reserved (under the pope's late reservation of all general preceptorships of all orders), by the death without the Roman court of John Snell (fn. 6) ; summoning and removing John Carpenter, priest, a canon of the said order, S.T.M., who, when a secular and before making his profession, obtained it after the pope's said reservation, under pretext of pretended letters of the abbot of the said monastery, to whom the provision ordinarily belongs, and has unduly detained possession for about six years; notwithstanding that he holds the said preceptorship of St. Anthony, Rouen, with cure and value not exceeding 20l. of petits tournois, which he has hereby indult to hold in commendam for life with the said general preceptorship. Religionis etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. Non. Octobris Anno Octavo. de Adria.) [See Cal. Lett. VIII, pp. 504, 524.]
12 Kal. Nov.
Ferrara
(f. 115.)
To Elias Omurchuba, canon of Achonry (Aquaden.). Mandate, the pope having been informed by John Okeolayn, a canon of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Cross (de Cruce), in the diocese of Killala (Aladen), that Thomas Baret, prior called warden of the priory called wardenship of the cell of Holy Trinity, of the said order and diocese, has dilapidated its goods, is a notorious fornicator and has committed many other crimes [not here stated], if the said John, who is the son of unmarried parents and is a priest, will accuse Thomas before him, to summon Thomas, and if he find the above to be true, to deprive him, and in that event to collate and assign the said priory, which is not conventual, nor a dignity or personatus, is not elective, depends on the monastery of St. Mary (sic) Buttevant (de Botonia), of the said order, in the diocese of Cloyne, and is wont to be governed by canons thereof, has cure and does not exceed 12 marks sterling in yearly value, to John; whether it become void by the said deprivation, or be void by the death of Emundus Baret, or in any other way. John is hereby specially dispensed on account of the said defect etc. to hold it. Dignum arbitramur. (An. and A. de Camporegali. | An. xx. Octavo Kal. Novembris Anno Octavo. de Adria.)
18 Kal. Dec.
Ferrara
(f. 121.)
To Gilbert Broun, a Friar Preacher, S.T.M. Dispensation, at the petition [also] of Eleanor, duchess of Gloucester, whose confessor he is, to hold in commendam for life any benefice with or without cure, secular or regular, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or a dignity, not major nor principal etc. Religionis etc. (An. and B. de Monte. | An. xxx. de Adria.)

De Diversis Formis.

14 Kal. Jan.
Ferrara
(f. 147.)
To John Elys, rector of Gravisende in the diocese of Rochester, master in arts and medicine. Dispensation to hold for life any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and the said church, value not exceeding 25 marks sterling, and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance to the contrary [in Ottenthal, Regulœ Canc. Apost., p. 253, No. 105 of the Regulœ Eug. IV.; cf. Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 247] etc. Litterarum etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. l. de Adria.)
5 Kal. Jan.
Ferrara
(f. 147d.)
To David Newcastell, rector of Coychurche in the diocese of Llandaff. Dispensation to him, who is by both parents of noble race, and hold the parish church of Choychurche (sic) in the diocese of Llandaff and a canonry and prebend of Llandaff, value not exceeding 45 and 30 marks sterling respectively, to hold for life with Choychurche any benefice etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (An ... Adria, as ibid.)
14 Kal. Jan.
Ferrara
(f. 148d.)
To John Sperhauk, rector of Chaluedonharyng in the diocese of Salisbury, B.C.L. Dispensation to hold for life the said church, value not exceeding 15 marks sterling, and any benefice etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (An ... Adria. as ibid.)
5 Kal. Jan.
Ferrara
(f. 149.)
To Richard Theweng, rector of Stepilgiddyng in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him—whom Martin V dispensed to hold for seven years, not yet expired (fn. 7) , with the said church any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc. [see Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 21] in virtue of which he obtained and still holds with Stepilgiddyng the parish church of Lachyngdon in the diocese of Lincoln, (fn. 8) value not exceeding 20 and 40 marks sterling respectively—to hold for life the said two churches, or any other two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 150.)
To John Aston, rector of Snodelond in the diocese of Rochester, B.C.L. Dispensation to him—whom Martin V dispensed to hold for seven years, not yet expired, (fn. 9) with the parish church of Hanssworth in the diocese of York any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc. [see Cal. Lett. VII, p. 284] in virtue of which he obtained the perpetual vicarage of Tonbrygg in the diocese of Rochester, after which, having resigned [H]ans[s]worth he obtained Snodelond, subsequently resigning the said vicarage—to hold for life with Snodelond, besides which he holds a canonry and the prebend of St. Maul's (de Malle) in Ossory, value not exceeding 20l. and 6l. sterling (fn. 10) respectively, any other benefice with cure and incompatible, etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (An ... Adria, as ibid.)
Ibid.
(f. 151.)
To Thomas Belyngham, rector of Claghton in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who is of knightly race, to hold for life with Claghton, value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Nobilitas etc. (An. and M. Pinardi. | An. l. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 152.)
To Roger de Standyssh, rector of Standyssh in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield (fn. 11) . Dispensation to him, who is of knightly race, to hold for life with Stand[y]ssh, value not exceeding 50l. sterling, any benefice etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Nobilitas etc. (An. and A. de Camporegali. | An. l. de Adria.)
Ibid.To Robert Thornton, perpetual vicar of St. Giles's without the Crepilgate of the city of London, licentiate in civil law. Dispensation to him (whom the present pope lately dispensed to hold for five years, not yet expired, with the said vicarage any other, or if he resigned the vicarage any two, benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased [Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 528], in virtue of which he has obtained the rectory of a moiety of the parish church of Isham in the diocese of Lincoln) that he may continue to hold, after the lapse of the said five years, and for life, the said vicarage and rectory, besides which he holds a canonry and the prebend of Whitgreve in St. Mary's, Stafford (Stapfordie), in the diocese of Lichfield, value not exceeding 40l., 20l. and 1 mark sterling respectively, and resign etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. de Adria.)
14 Kal. Jan.
Ferrara
(f. 153d.)
To William Skelton, rector of Asshebury in the diocese of Salisbury, I.U.B. Dispensation to hold for life with Asshebury, besides which he holds the provostship of Wells, an office without cure, value not exceeding 50 and 60 marks sterling respectively, any other benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum . . Adria, as ibid.)
5 Kal. Jan.
Ferrara
(f. 154d.)
To Roger Asser, rector of Dynbygh in the diocese of St. Asaph, I.U.B. Dispensation to hold for life with Dynbygh, besides which he holds a canonry and the prebend of Llansanfrid alias of St. Bride in the collegiate church of Abbirguilly, in the diocese of St. Davids, value not exceeding 40 and 12 marks sterling respectively, any other benefice etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum ... Adria, as ibid.)
Ibid.
(f. 155.)
To Thomas Wilton, rector of Ceszay in the diocese of York, master in arts and medicine. Dispensation to hold for life with Ceszay, besides which he holds a canonry and prebend of the chapel of St. Mary and the Holy Angels situate by the church of York, value not exceeding 20l. and 5l. sterling respectively, any other benefice etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum ... Adrio, as ibid.)
14 Kal. Jan.
Ferrara
(f. 156.)
To Robert Beverley, rector of Burnhom in the diocese of York, B.C.L. Dispensation to hold for life with Burnhom, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, one other benefice etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum ... Adria, as ibid.)
1438[–9].
3 Non. Jan.
Ferrara
(f. 161d.)
To John Newcomme, perpetual vicar of Okampton in the diocese of Exeter, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him (whom Martin V dispensed to hold for two years, about to end, (fn. 12) with the said vicarage any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc. [see Cal. Lett. VII, p. 155], after which he obtained the parish church of Shogbroke in the said diocese, which he still holds with the said vicarage) to hold together, even after the said two years, and for life, the said vicarage and rectory, besides which he holds a canonry and prebend of Holy Cross, Cridition, in the said diocese, value not exceeding 40, 30 and 20 marks sterling respectively, and to resign etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (An. and M. Pinardi. | An. l. de Adria.)
1437[–8].
15 Kal. April.
Ferrara (fn. 13)
(f. 162d.)
To John Hyrry, rector of Jevyngton in the diocese of Chichester. Dispensation to hold for life with Jevyngton, besides which he holds the free chapel of Brembelty in the same diocese, value not exceeding 40l. and 10l. sterling respectively, any other benefice etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. de Adria.)
1438[–9].
3 Non. Jan.
Ferrara
(f. 163d.)
To Fulk (Fulconi) Brymecham, canon of Lichfield. Dispensation to him, who is of knightly race and is a clerk, and in about his eighteenth year, and holds a canonry and prebend in Lichfield and other benefices not named, to hold for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches etc. and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. lx. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 164.)
To Thomas Kirkeby, rector of a moiety of the parish church of Ekyngton in the county of Derby, in the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation to him, who is a priest, to hold for life with the said rectory, besides which he holds the wardenship of the hospital of St. Edmund the King, Gatesyde, in the diocese of Durham, value not exceeding 50 and 40 marks sterling respectively, any other benefice etc. as above, f. 162d, mutatis mutandis. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. de Adria.)
Prid. Id. Jan.
Ferrara
(f. 168d.)
To John Smyth, rector of Baldeswel in the diocese of Norwich, B.C.L. Dispensation to hold for life with Baldeswel, value not exceeding 30 marks sterling, any benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Lit terarum etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. l. de Adria.)
1438.
3 Kal. Oct.
Ferrara
(f. 196.)
To William de la Pole, earl of Suffolk, and Alice his wife. Indult, at their recent petition (containing that they are often obliged to go to divers of their manors in the dioceses of Norwich, Salisbury and Lincoln, in each of which, during their stay, they keep a chapel wherein they have mass and other divine offices celebrated daily), to have a baptismal font erected in such chapel, and cause the children which may be born to them to be christened therein; saving the right of the parish church etc. Sincere devotionis affectus. (An. and B. de Monte. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
12 Kal. Oct.
Ferrara
(f. 202.)
To the bishop of Coventry. Mandate to dispense Gilbert Scarysbrek, of the place of Scarysbrek, layman, and Elizabeth Scarysbrek, of the place of Bolde, of the diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, after temporary separation, absolution from excommunication incurred, and penance, to contract [anew] and remain in the marriage which they contracted publicly per verba [legitime] de presenti, and consummated, not in ignorance that they were related in the third degree of kindred; decreeing past offspring if any, and future offspring legitimate. Oblate nobis. (An. and pro Jo. de Reate, Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
Id. Sept.
Ferrara
(f. 204d.)
To the bishop of Salisbury. Mandate to dispense, notwithstanding the impediment of spiritual relationship, William Wodisgane, layman, and Catherine Wrang, of his diocese, to remain in the marriage which they publicly contracted per verba legitime de presenti, and consummated, not being ignorant that William's mother had been godmother to Catherine at her baptism, but not thinking that it was an impediment; decreeing past and future offspring legitimate. Oblate etc. (An. and A. de Camporegali. | An. xvi. de Adria.)
14 Kal. Jan.
Ferrara
(f. 219d.)
To William Gray, archdeacon of Northampton in Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is of a race of barons, to hold for life with the said archdeaconry, value not exceeding 300 marks sterling, any other benefice with cure [or otherwise] incompatible, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. de Adria.)
5 Kal. Nov.
Ferrara
(f. 223d.)
To Maurice Okeallayd, rector of Athnarig in the diocese of Tuam. Grant as below. Lately the pope, upon being informed by Maurice that William Ocorcrayn, then rector of Athnarig, had dilapidated the rectory, and had committed perjury, simony and other crimes [not here named], ordered the dean of Clonfert, if Maurice would accuse William before him, to summon William, and if he found the above or enough thereof to be true, to deprive William, and in that event to collate and assign the rectory to Maurice. At Maurice's recent petition—containing that Thomas Mcacdagay (rectius Mcacdagan), dean of Clonfert, proceeding to the execution of the said mandate, duly made collation and provision to Maurice, who has, with the assent of the lay patron, held possession for some time; and adding that, inasmuch as the said mandate made no mention that the rectory, value not exceeding 25 marks sterling, was of lay patronage, and that there is therefore a doubt as to the validity of the said collation and provision—the pope grants to Maurice, who is a priest, that the said collation and provision and their consequences shall hold good from the present date, as if the said mention had been made. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. de Vicencia. | An. xvi. Octavo Id. Novembris Anno Octavo. de Adria.)
12 Kal. Oct.
Ferrara
(f. 248.)
To Gilbert Kimer, dean of the chapel royal of Wimbo[r]n Munstrie in the diocese of Salisbury, immediately subject to the apostolic see, doctor of arts and medicine (fn. 14) . Indult to him, who is Humphrey, duke of Gloucester's physician, and on whose behalf the duke has also petitioned, to take, as long as he is personally in the duke's service, the fruits of the said deanery and his other benefices, and not to be bound to reside. Litterarum etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of London, Salisbury and Worcester. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis, G. de Elten. | An. xii. xiiii. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 216d.)
To Nicholas Risshton, rector of St. Dionis (Sancti Dionisii) [Backchurch], London, I.U.B. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, (besides which he holds a canonry of Holy Cross, Cridition, in the diocese of Exeter, and the prebend of Pole therein, value likewise not exceeding 40 marks), one other, or without the said church any other two, benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. Litterarum etc. (An. and B. de Monte. | An. l. de Adria.)
6 Kal. Oct.
Ferrara
(f. 262.)
To William Duffeld, archdeacon of Cleveland, M.A. Dispensation as below. Martin V dispensed him to hold for three years with the archdeaconry of Colchester, which is a non-major dignity, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc. [Cal. Lett. VII, p. 544], which three years, during which he had obtained the parish church of St. Ewe (Sancta Ewa) in the diocese of Exeter, and which were about to end, the said pope prolonged by ten years more, at the same time granting him licence to resign the said two benefices, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased. At his recent petition—containing that, having resigned the said two benefices, he obtained instead the archdeaconry of Cleveland and the parish church of Clystoncampvil (sic; also written Clistoncampville) in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, and that the end of the said ten years is at hand—the pope hereby dispenses him (who has been for many years a servitor of John, archbishop of York, primate of England and legatus natus of the apostolic see, and holds the said archdeaconry, a non-major dignity with cure, and the said church, and also a canonry and the prebend of Wistowe in York, a canonry and prebend in St. Mary's, Southwell, and a canonry and the prebend of St. Stephen in St. John's, Beverley, the value of all which does not exceed 200l. sterling) to continue after the said ten years to hold the said archdeaconry and church, and to do so for life, or any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. Litterarum etc. ... Adria, as in the preceding.) [See also Cal. Lett. VII, p. 472.]
1436[–7].
13 Kal. Feb.
Bologna
(f. 266.)
To Thomas de Lochmalony, chancellor of Ross [in Scotland], B.C.L. Dispensation to him—to whom, then holding the said chancellorship, a non-major dignity with cure, the present pope lately made provision of a canonry with reservation of a prebend and dignity etc. of Caithness, and of a benefice with or without cure in the gift of the bishop and the dean and chapter etc. of Brechin, with the condition of resigning the said chancellorship upon obtaining such dignity etc. or benefice with cure; who still holds the said chancellorship, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, and is expecting such prebend and dignity etc. and benefice—to hold for five years the said chancellorship and one other, or if he resign it, any two other, benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if one of them be a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or if both of them be dignities, even if elective and with cure, but not major nor principal etc., notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. Litterarum etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxx. de Adria.) [See Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 578.]

8 Eugenius IV.—(cont.)

1438.
12 Kal. Nov.
Ferrara
(f. 267.)
To John, bishop of Moray. Relaxation, at his recent petition—containing that upon the voidance of the said church, the canons thereof, of whom he was one, assembled to elect a bishop, swore each for himself that if elected he would not take or exact the tithe of the crofts of the canons of the said church (deciman de croftis canonicorum dicte ecclesie nuncupatam), belonging to the bishop for the time being; that he, after taking the said oath, was elected by the canons; and that it redounds to the prejudice of the said church—of the said oath, absolution therefrom, and grant that he may and shall take and exact the said tithe, which shall as long as he lives be applied to the fabric of the said church. Benigne peticiones illas. (An. and Ja. de Vicen[ci]a. | An. xx. de Adria.)
14 Kal. June. (fn. 15)
Ferrara
(f. 276) (fn. 16)
To David Carnach, dean of Brechin, M.A. Dispensation to him (who holds the said deanery, a major elective dignity with cure, about which he is litigating, value not exceeding 30l. sterling, and also a canonry of Dunkeld with the prebend of Obner called sub-deanery (fn. 17) therein, a canonry of Aberdeen with the prebend of Tulinessil, and a canonry of the collegiate church of Dunbar in the diocese of St. Andrews, with the prebend of Dunbar called a rectory therein, the value of all not exceeding 25l. sterling) to hold with the said deanery (fn. 18) any other benefice, or if he resign it, any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or perpetual vicarages or dignities, not major nor principal, etc., for life, but to hold such churches or vicarages for two years, and to resign etc. as above, f. 262, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)
4 Non. Oct.
Ferrara
(f. 297d.)
To the bishop of Ross [in Scotland]. Mandate, at the petition of Donald Macgillene, layman, and Bethok, of his diocese—containing that formerly they, who had more than once committed fornication, not in ignorance that they were related in the double third degree of affinity (arising from the fact that the late Bethok, also wife of the said Donald, was related to the above Bethok in the double third degree of kindred) contracted espousals, followed by copulation, from which offspring was born; and adding that they cannot remain in such marriage (in huiusmodi matrimonio) without papal dispensation—to absolve them from excommunication incurred, enjoining penance, and, after temporary separation, to dispense them, notwithstanding the said impediment of affinity, to contract marriage anew and remain therein, decreeing the said and future offspring legitimate. Oblate etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
3 Non. Nov.
Ferrara
(f. 311.)
Relaxation in perpetuity of seven years and seven quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Cuthberga (Sancte Cathburgis) the Virgin visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel royal of Wymbo[r]n Mynstre in the diocese of Salisbury, immediately subject to the apostolic see. Univ. etc. Licet is. ([An.] and Jo. Aurispa. An. l. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 311d.)
To the abbots of St. John's, Tuam, and Ballintober (Fontis Sancti Patricii) in the diocese of Tuam, and the provost of Tuam. Mandate—the pope having been informed by Robert Baret, canon of Killala, that Robert Valen, provost of the same church, is a notorious fornicator, has dilapidated the provostship, and committed perjury and many other excesses and crimes [not here named],—if they find Baret (who is in his twenty-fourth year, and was lately dispensed by authority of the ordinary, as the son of unmarried parents, great nobles, related in the third degree of kindred, to be promoted to minor orders and hold a benefice without cure; and who, from fear of Valen's power, cannot safely meet him in the city or diocese of Killala) to be fit, and the above to be true, and if Baret will accuse Valen before them, to summon Valen and deprive him, and in that event to collate and assign the said provostship, a non-major non-elective dignity with cure, value not exceeding 16 marks sterling, to Baret; notwithstanding that he holds a canonry and prebend of the said church, value not exceeding 2 marks. He is hereby specially dispensed, on account of the said defect, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold the provostship. Vite etc. (An. and A. de Camporegali. | An. xxx. Sexto Id. Novembris Anno Octavo. de Adria.)
4 Non. July.
Ferrara
(f. 313d.)
To John Hedy (rectius Hody), archdeacon of Dorchester (Docestrie) in Salisbury. Licence and faculty to resign without the Roman court to the ordinary or other prelate of his choice, without requiring licence of the apostolic see or any other, his said archdeaconry, a non-major non-elective dignity with cure, which on account of old age he fears that he cannot hold, nor exercise the cure thereof in person; and for the ordinary or such prelate to receive the resignation and make collation and provision of the archdeaconry, and to assign to John a reasonable yearly pension from the fruits thereof; informing the papal camera or the collector in England as to the date of collation and the name of the person to whom collation is made. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | Ja. xxx. de Adria.)

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern description: 1430. An. viii. Eugenius iv. A flyleaf has the contemporary description 'Secundus de Regularibus et diversis formis Anno viii Eugenii pape iiiiti' (which also occurs on the bottom edge of the volume) and 'Daniel.' On the last folio, otherwise blank, is the damaged and unfinished: '[E]gregiam uero laudem et spolia ampla refertis [T]uque puerque tuus.' [Aeneid, IV, ll. 96, 97.]
2 On f. 187d. of this Register the dean's name is given in the address of a letter: 'Johanni de Bogia, decano ecclesie Sancti Petri de Burlatio Castrensis diocesis, in Romana curia residenti.
3 cf. 'de Ilagio' in Cal. Lett. viii, p. 253.
4 Here with the spelling 'de Ilagio.'
5 'Datum Ferrarie Anno Incarnationis Dominice Millesimo ... tricesimo octavo, sexto Non. Julii Anno Sexto,' the error 'Anno Sexto' being evidently due to attraction.
6 'Guillelmi' of the text is cancelled, and 'A[ntoniu]s written above it, the word 'Snell' being substituted in the margin, with the note: Cassatum et correctum de mandato domini Morinen. [episcopi, Cancellariam] Regentis, An. de Adria.
7 infra huiusmodi septennium adhuc existis. The seven years' dispensation in Cal. Lett. viii, p. 21, is dated Jan. 7, 1428, and this at any rate was therefore expired at the date of the present dispensation, Dec. 28, 1438. See the next note but one.
8 'Lachyngdon Londonien,' is wrongly altered in the margin by An[tonius .. de Adria] to 'Lachyngdon Lincolnien. diocesis.'
9 infra huiusmodi septennium existis. The seven years' dispensation in Cal. Lett. vii, p. 284, is dated Nov. 17, 1423, and was therefore long expired at the date of the present dispensation. In this and the preceding case prolongations had presumably been obtained, which do not appear in the Registers.
10 The text has viginti ... sex marcharum sterlingorum. The word 'marcharum' is cancelled, and above it is written A[ntoniu]s, 'librarum' being substituted in the margin by A n[tonius ... de Adria.]
11 In the address, namely, 'Rogero de Standssh, Conventren ... the word 'Standssh' is cancelled, and over it written A[ndrea]s. In the margin is substituted for it the words 'Standyssh rectori parrochialis ecclesie de Standyssh,' with the note: Cassatum et correctum de mandato domini Morinen. [episcopi, Cancellariam] Regentis, An. de Adria.
12 ipsiusque biennii finis instare noscatur. The two years' dispensation granted to him by Martin V, in Cal. Lett. vii, p. 155, is, however, dated July 12, 1420. See the next note but two above.
13 In the date, which was 'Datum Ferrarie Anno ... Millesimo ... tricesimo septimo, Quintodecimo Kal. Aprilis Anno Septimo,' 'Anno Septimo' has been corrected to 'Anno Octavo' by A[ntoniu]s.
14 Artium et medicine doctori. Monasticon, vol. VI, p. 1452, has 'Gilbert Kymer, M.D.'
15 In the date 'Januarii' is cancelled and above it is written 'A[ntoniu]s,' 'Junii' being substituted in the margin by An[tonius ... de Adria.]
16 On f. 272d is a licence dated at Ferrara, 3 Non. Nov. 1438, for Thomas Hide, rector of the second portion of the parish church of St. Cross without the walls of Bruges (Burgen.) in the diocese of Tournai, bachelor of canon law, to hear the confessions of all his parishioners and absolve them, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see.
17 subdecanatus.
18 unacum dicto prioratu (rectius decanatu).