Lateran Regesta, 363
1438-1439

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'Lateran Regesta, 363: 1438-1439', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 9: 1431-1447 (1912), pp. 31-38. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103390 Date accessed: 31 August 2014.


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8 Eugenius IV (cont).

De Diversis Formis.

1438.
3 Non. July.
Ferrara.
(f. 4d.)
To John Hody, archdeacon of Dorset in Salisbury Indult to him, who is in his seventieth year, to visit for life his said archdeaconry by deputy, and receive the procurations in money to a daily amount not exceeding 30 silver [gros] tournois, twelve to the gold florin of Florence. Meruit tue devocionis.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of London, Salisbury and Bath. Meruit dilecti filii. (B. and Ja. de Ugolinis, B. de Monte. | B. xviii. xx. Valven.)
5 Kal. Jan.
Ferrara.
(f. 12d.)
To Michael Lercedekyn, treasurer of Exeter, B.C.L. Dispensation as below. Martin V dispensed him to hold for ten years with the said treasurership, which is a nonmajor dignity with cure, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased; after which he obtained and still holds with the said treasurership the parish church of Chaggford in the diocese of Exeter, value not exceeding 130 and 60 marks sterling respectively, besides which he, who is of noble race, holds canonries and prebends in Exeter, Crediton and St. Teath (Sancte Tethe) in the said diocese, value not exceeding 36 marks. The pope hereby dispenses him to hold the said treasurership and church even after the approaching end of the said period, and to do so for life, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold two other incompatible benefices, even if parish churches etc., notwithstanding his late ordinance to the contrary [see above, p. 5], etc. Litterarum sciencia, nobilitas generis, vite etc. (fn. 2) (B. and M. Pinardi. | B. l. Valven.)
17 Kal. Sept.
Ferrara.
(f. 19d.)
To John Lathum, (fn. 3) rector of Knesale in the diocese of York. Grant as below. The present pope lately dispensed him to hold for life with the said church one other, or if he resigned that church, any two, benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches etc., and to resign both, simply or for exchange as often as he pleased [Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 634]. At his recent petition (containing that to him, then in England, (fn. 4) collation had been made, about two months before the date of the said dispensation, of the deanery of the chapel royal, called the free chapel of St. Clement within the castle of Pontefract in the said diocese, whereof no mention was made in the said letters, chiefly because the agent (solicitator) was quite ignorant of the said collation; and that in virtue of the said collation he obtained the said deanery, value not exceeding 30l. sterling, after the said date) the pope grants that the said dispensation and their consequences shall hold good from the present date, as if it contained the said mention etc. Vite etc. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. xx. Pridie Kal. Augusti Anno Nono. de Adria.)
12 Kal. Nov.
Ferrara.
(f. 29.)
To the bishop of Kilmacduagh. Mandate, at the petition of Eugenius Yseachnasayd, layman, and Sile de Burgo, of his diocese—containing that they (aware that they were related in the simple fourth degree of kindred, and the double third and sevenfold fourth degrees of affinity, and that there existed between them an impediment of quasi-affinity (fn. 5) arising from a contract of marriage between certain kinsmen or affines of theirs in the fourth degree) have more than once committed fornication and had offspring; and adding that, although Sile was ravished by the said Eugenius, nevertheless, in order to avoid greater scandals between their parents, kinsmen and friends, and in order that Sile, who thereafter more than once gave her consent to the said fornication, may not remain for ever defamed, they desire to marry-after imposing a penance for their incest, to dispense them to contract marriage, notwithstanding the said impediments, declaring past and future offspring legitimate. Oblate nobis. (B. and Franchomme. | B. xxviii. Valven.)
1438[–9].
12 Kal. March.
Florence.
(f. 35d.)
To all the burgesses of the town of Beverley in the diocese of York. Confirmation of all liberties, immunites, privileges, exemptions, laudable customs and indults, and lands [and] free tenements granted to them by Thurstin, William, Sewall, Alexander and Richard, archbishops of York, and by Henry the First, son of William the Conqueror, Stephen, Henry the Second, Richard, John, Henry the Third, Edward the First, Edward the Second, Edward the Third, Richard the Second, Henry the Fourth, Henry the Fifth and Henry the Sixth, kings of England, and all other princes and faithful, in honour of St. John of Beverley, whose body lies in the collegiate church of the said town, etc. Sincere devocionis. (An. and Jo. de Reate. | An, xxiii. de Adria.)
1438[–9].
7 Id. Feb. Florence.
(f. 38d.)
To John Whyte, clerk, of the diocese of Armagh, B.C.L. Dispensation to him (who was formerly dispensed by papal authority, as the son of a Cistercian abbot, a priest, and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure) to hold for life any benefices with or without cure, of any number and kind, compatible with one another and with the said benefice, even if canonries and prebends etc., and moreover to hold two benefices with cure, even if parish churches etc., and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead similar or dissimilar benefices, of which two only may be incompatible; with further grant that in future graces his said defect need not be mentioned; notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. Litterarum etc. (An. and Pizolpassus. | An. lxx. de Adria.)
1438[–9].
3Kal. March.
Florence.
(f. 49.)
To Simon Whatlok, perpetual vicar of Meere in the diocese of Salisbury, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 30 marks sterling, any benefice with cure of otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church etc.; and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the above ordinance. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. de Vicencia. | An. l. de Adria.)
1438.
4 Non. Oct.
Ferrara.
(f. 53.)
To William Brygge, rector of Wyffton in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, to hold for life with Wyffton, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, any benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding. Nobilitas etc. (An. and M. Pinardi. | An. l. de Adria.)
8 Kal. Sept.
Ferrara.
(f. 56d.)
To John Gele, perpetual vicar of Hurberto[n] in the diocese of Exeter, licentiate in canon law. Dispensation to him, who is a B.C.L., to hold for life with the said vicarage of Hurberton, value not exceeding 24l. sterling (besides which he holds the altar of St. Martin in the church of St. Catherine of the town of Soltwedel in the diocese of Verden, and a canonry and prebend of Lübeck, value not exceeding 12 marks of silver) any benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. dc Adria.) [See Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 247.]
6 Non. July.
Ferrara.
(f. 59d.)
To Stephen Morepath, rector of Knoyll Magna in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who was a chaplain of the late Henry, king of England, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 50 marks sterling (besides which he holds the deanery of the free chapel royal in the castle of Welyngford, and a certain perpetual benefice called a prebend of the chapel royal of St. Mary in Salop in the dioceses of Salisbury and Coventry, both without cure, and a canonry of Wells and the prebend of Milverton therein, value not exceeding 30, [_], and 8 marks respectively) (fn. 6) any benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. de Adria.)
1438[–9].
7 Id. Feb.
Florence.
(f. 64d.)
To Thomas Forest, B.C.L., rector of North Stonham in the diocese of Winchester. Dispensation to hold for life with North Stonham, value not exceeding 32 marks sterling (besides which he holds a certain benefice without cure called a canonry and prebend in the church of the nuns' monastery of St. Mary, Winchester, value not exceeding 8 marks) any benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. de Adria.)
1438.
Id. Dec.
Ferrara.
(f. 70.)
To Nicholas Newton, rector of Haseleymaion (sic) in the diocese of Lincoln, B.C.L. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, any other, or if he resign that church, any two, benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches, etc., and to resign etc. as above, f. 49. Litterarum etc. (An. and Jo. de Reate. | An. l. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 71.)
To John Dalton, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor of canon and civil law. (fn. 7) Dispensation to him (who has been dispensed, as the son of unmarried parents, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold two, even incompatible benefices) to hold for life with any benefice with cure, after he has become a licentiate in canon or civil law, any other, or if he resign such first benefice, any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if they be two parish churches etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the above ordinance etc.; with grant that in future graces he need not mention the said defect and dispensation. Litterarum etc. (An. and Jo. de Reate. | An. lxx. de Adria.) [The letter is cancelled with strokes, and in the margin is the note: Cassatum et de anno undecimo registrata propter nimiam correcturam et mutationem date, de mandato domini F[rancisci] Venet[iarum] Vicecancellarii, An. de Adria.]
1438
5 Kal. Jan.
Ferrara.
(f. 73.)
To John Carleton, rector of a moiety of Hoton Bussell in the diocese of York, D.C.L. Dispensation to him (who was lately, after he had been made a clerk, dispensed by papal authority, as the son of unmarried parents, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and minister therein, and hold any mutually compatible benefices, of any number and kind, with and without cure, with the power of exchanging them as often as he pleased, in virtue of which he obtained the parish church of Slyngesby and, resigning it, obtained and now holds the above moiety and a canonry and prebend of the collegiate church of Osmonderley in the diocese of York, value not exceeding 20l. and 5l. sterling respectively) to hold for life with the said moiety any other incompatible benefice, or if he resign the said moiety, any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if they be two parish churches etc., and to resign them simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xxxviii. de Adria.) [Without recapitulation of the above ordinance.]
8 Kal. Dec.
Ferrara.
(f. 80.)
To John Beke, rector of Rolandryght in the diocese of Lincoln, S.T.B. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling (besides which he holds a certain perpetual benefice or office without cure, called the rectorship of the college of St. Mary and All Saints in the university of Oxford, whose holder is maintained at the cost of the college, together with a clerk), any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. Litterarum etc. (An. and M. Pinardi. | An. l. de Adria.)
5 Kal. Jan.
Ferrara.
(f. 81d.)
To John Mey, perpetual vicar of Delvyn in the diocese of Meath, I.U.B. Dispensation to hold with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 30 marks sterling, any benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding. Litterarum etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. l. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 82.)
To John Whyte, rector of St. Nicholas's in Crakfergous in the diocese of Conner, I.U.B. Dispensation to hold with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis.| An. l. de Adria.)
5 Id. Sept.
Ferrara.
(f. 85d.)
To Thomas Hornby, rector of Bourton in the diocese of York. Indult to him, who is in the service of Humphrey, duke of Gloucester, not to be bound for two years from the present date (whilst serving in the said duke's chapel, provided that within a year he be ordained subdeacon) to be promoted to other holy order. Vite etc. (An. and M. Pinardi. | An xxv. de Adria.)
1438[–9].
Prid. Non. Feb.
Florence.
(f. 85d.)
Relaxation, to be valid in perpetuity, of four years and four quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of the Nativity of St. Mary the Virgin and the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, from the first to the second vespers, visit and give alms for the repair etc. of the church of the Augustinian conventual priory of Kyme in the diocese of Lincoln, to which a great multitude is wont to resort. Univ. etc. Licet is. (An. and Jo. Aurispa. An. xxxx. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 85bis, d.)
Relaxation, to be valid in perpetuity, of two years and two quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. John Baptist visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of the said Saint, Thetforth, in the diocese of Norwich, to which every year a great multitude is wont to resort. Univ. etc. Licet is. (B. and Jo. Aurispa. | B. xx. Valven.)
1438.
5 Kal. Jan.
Ferrara.
(f. 87d.)
To John Langton, rector of Blountisham in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation as below. Martin V dispensed him to hold for ten years with the parish church of Langton in the diocese of Lincoln any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, after which, having resigned Langton, he obtained the parish churches of Blountisham and Milton in the dioceses of Lincoln and Ely, which he has held together so long that the end of the said period is at hand. The pope therefore dispenses him (who is chancellor of the university of Cambridge, was a chaplain of the late queen Catherine and holds, besides the said two churches, value not exceeding 100 marks sterling, a canonry of London and the prebend of the church of Stoke Newton, a canonry of Lincoln with the united prebends of Empyngham and Willingham, a canonry of Hereford with the prebend of Morton Minor, and the wardenship without cure of the college or hall de Valens Marie [Cambridge] in the said diocese of Ely, value not exceeding 40, 50 (fn. 8) , 12 and 15 marks respectively) to hold after the lapse of the said ten years and for life the said two churches, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, even if parish churches etc., notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. Litterarum etc. (An. and M. Pinardi. | An. l. de Adria.)
1438.
12 Kal. April.
Ferrara.
(f. 113d.)
To William Palmer, priest, of the diocese of Canterbury. Rehabilitation at his recent petition, containing that he formerly, (believing that, as had been signified to him from the Roman court, he had been dispensed by papal authority to hold for life two incompatible benefices, even if parish churches) obtained, by collation of the ordinary, the parish churches of Smerden and Herbal[do]wn in the diocese of Canterbury, which he still detains; with decree hereby that the said collations hold good, and dispensation to retain for life the said churches, value not exceeding 80l. sterling, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, even if parish churches etc., notwithstanding the above ordinance, etc. Ad ea ex apostolice. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. l. de Adria.)
1438[–9].
Prid. Id. Jan.
Ferrara.
(f. 122d.)
To Thomas Uightfeld, rector of Clay in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who is of noble race by both parents, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any other benefice, or if he resign Clay, any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if one of them be a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, and the other a major or principal dignity etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, provided that they be not two parish churches or perpetual vicarages; notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. Nobilitas etc. (An. and B. de Monte. | An. xxxv. de Adria.)
1438.
5 Kal. Jan.
Ferrara.
(f. 134.)
To Richard Bekyngham, rector of Bragthon (fn. 9) in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him [who is of noble birth], (fn. 10) to hold for life the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, and one other benefice, or otherwise 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, notwithstanding the above ordinance, etc. Nobilitas generis, Vite etc. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. l. de Adria.)
7 Id. Nov.
Ferrara.
(f. 140.)
To William Stevenes, rector of Scheptoun Malet in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Dispensation as below. Lately the pope, after having made the above ordinance, dispensed him to hold for five years with the said church any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased [Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 539]. At his recent petition, containing that he subsequently obtained the parish church of Wroxale in the said diocese, and is at present holding it with Scheptoun Malet, value together not exceeding 80 marks sterling, and that the end of the said period is at hand, the pope dispenses him to hold, after the said period and for life, the said two churches, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, even if parish churches etc. Vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. l. de Adria.)
13 Kal. Sept.
Ferrara.
(f. 143.)
Relaxation, to be valid in perpetuity, of seven years and seven quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of Corpus Christi, and of a year and a hundred days to those who on each day of the octave, visit and give alms for the repair etc. of the church, in which a certain drop (fn. 11) of the most precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ is said to be honourably kept, of the Cistercian monastery of the most glorious Virgin Mary, Heyles, in the diocese of Worcester, whose said church and bell-tower are threatened with ruin and are greatly in need of repair. Univ. etc. Ineffabilia meritorum insignia. (An. and Jo. Aurispa. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)
1438[–9]. (fn. 12)
5 Non. March.
Florence.
(f. 143d.)
To Archibald Craufurde, perpetual vicar of Craufurde Lyndesay in the diocese of Glasgow, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is of a race of barons, to hold for life with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 8l. sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. (fn. 13) Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. Goier. | An. l. de Adria.)

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual Italian description: 'Eugenio IV. 1438. Anno 8. Lib. 111.' A flyleaf has, in different contemporary hands, Primus de diuersis formis, beneficiis, prebendis, prebendis et dignitatibus, ac dignitatibus vacantibus Anno viii Eugenii pape 4' (which occurs also, hardly legible, on the bottom edge of the volume, as usual), 'Rubricatus per me Conradum Gromberg,' and 'Corradus.' Another flyleaf has the usual modern 'Vidi pro R[everenda] C[amera] A[postolica] H[ib.] A[ng.] O' (the 'O' being perhaps a variant for the 'nihil' which occurs at the corresponding point in some of the other Lateran Registers) and 'Lib. cxi, fol. 317.'
2 The usual order is Nobilitas generis, litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
3 'Latham' in Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 634.
4 in partibus existenti.
5 impedimentum publice honestatis.
6 parrochialem ecclesiam de K cuius quinquaginta. et decanatum ... Welyngford cuius triginta, necnon quoddam perpetuum beneficium . Saresbirien. et Conventren. diocesum cuius [_], et quod ac ipse decanatus sine cura sunt, necnon canonicatum ecclesie Wellen. et prebendam de M. in eadem quorum octo marcharum sterlingorum fructus ... valorem annuum non excedunt obtines ... i.e. the value of the prebend of St. Mary's is not in-dicated, unless it be meant to be included in the 8 marks as the total value of the prebend of St. Mary's and the canonry and prebend of Wells.
7 In the address the word 'presbytero' has been written over a word which is effaced by means of a reagent; and in the margin several words which were added and marked for insertion in the address after the word presbytero,' have likewise been effaced with the reagent. The application of a further reagent reveals that the effaced words are ' rectori parrochialis ecclesie de Harleston.'
8 'Quinquaginta,' substituted in the margin as usual by 'An.' in place of the 'Quadraginta' of the text, which is cancelled and has A[ntoniu]s [de Adria] overwritten.
9 In the text of the letter, the spelling 'Brogthon' occurs, as well as again 'Bragthon.'
10 So the incipit implies.
11 quedam portiuncula sive gutta.
12 In the date, the year was written: Millesimo ... tricesimo septimo. The word 'scptimo' is cancelled and overwritten A[ntoniu]s, and in the margin is substituted ` octavo,' with the note: Cassatum et correctum de mandato reverendissimi domini F[rancisci Venetiarum] Portuen. Vicecancellarii, An. de Adria. This note must have been written some years after the dispensation was registered since Francis Condulmarus (the only 'F' under 'Portuen' in Eubel, Hicrarchia, ad.loc.) was not translated from St. Clement's to Porto until 1445.
13 Without mention of the above ordinance.