Lateran Regesta, 367
1439-1440

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'Lateran Regesta, 367: 1439-1440', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 9: 1431-1447 (1912), pp. 55-68. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103394 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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9 Eugenius IV (cont.)

De Diversis Formis.

1439
17 Kal. May.
Florence
(f. 5d.)
Relaxation, to be valid during twenty years only, of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and those of St. Giles and the dedication, and the usual octaves and days, and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the conservation of the parish church of St. Giles, Stan lake, in the diocese of Lincoln. Universis etc. Licet is. (B. and Poggius. | B. xxiiii. Valven.)
8 Id. May.
Florence
(f. 6.)
Relaxation, to be valid in perpetuity, of two years and two quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. James visit and give alms for the conservation of the chapel of St. James, Sowthly, in the parish of Stowntun Harcort in the diocese of Lincoln. Universis etc. Licet is. (B. and Poggius. | B. xx. Valven.)
6 Kal. April.
Florence
(f. 6d.)
To John, bishop, sometime archbishop of Armagh. Assignment to him (who has this day resigned to the pope by his proctor John Whyte, rector of Cragfergows in the diocese of Conner, the above church, of which, thus void, the pope has made provision to John, elect of Armagh) of a yearly life pension of 100 marks sterling, to be paid by the said elect and his successors at stated times and under stated penalties, upon the fruits etc. of the manors, belonging to the archiepiscopal mensa, of Drameskenet, Ternicufrgen and Killmore, and of the parish church of St. James, Athboy, united to the said mensa, in the dioceses of Armagh and Meath. Personam tuam.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of Dublin and the bishops of Meath and Valva. Personam venerabilis fratris. (An. and Franchomme, Ja. de Vicencia. | An. xxiiii. xxvi. de Adria.)
Prid. Kal. May.
Florence
(f. 8d.)
To John Odelond, rector of the first and principal portion of the parish church of Curkern (sic), which is governed by several (plures) rectors, in the diocese of Bath and Wells, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life with the said portion, value not exceeding 100 marks sterling (besides which he holds a canonry and prebend of Exeter, value not exceeding 6 marks) 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 pleases, notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance to the contrary [see above, p. 5], etc. Litterarum etc. (An. and M. Pinardi. | An. l. de Adria.)
10 Kal. May.
Florence
(f. 9d.)
Relaxation, to be valid during twenty years only, of four years and four quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of the dedication, and the usual octaves and days, and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit the church of the Benedictine nuns' monastery of Stixwalde in the diocese of Lincoln, and give alms for the repair and conservation of the said monastery, whose buildings are ruinous. Universis etc. Licet is. (An. and Blondus. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
11 Kal. June.
Florence
(f. 17d.)
To Henry, archbishop of Canterbury. Faculty as below. The pope has learned from his letters that in a synod lately celebrated by him at London, the clergy of his province of Canterbury complained that a number of abbots and priors of England, overstepping the bounds which their want of dignity and of wealth prescribes, (fn. 2) wear the mitre and pastoral staff and publicly bless the people like bishops, without other cause than, perhaps, to be deemed by the onlookers the equals of bishops; wherefore the archbishop has, on behalf of the said clergy, petitioned the pope not to grant similar graces in future, and to revoke any which he may have already granted. The pope, therefore, who intends not to diminish, but to increase the pastoral dignity, signifies to the archbishop that he has always abstained from such grants and intends to do so in future, for it seems to him unworthy that they who cannot use the office and function of a bishop, should use his insignia, the which in their case savour of ostentation rather than produce the good of souls (fn. 3) . The pope has moreover learned that certain non-exempt priors of cathedral and conventual churches, and masters and provosts of collegiate churches in the said province, of divers orders, do not pay due reverence, alike in the matter of processions and of the ringing of bells, according to custom, at the time of the coming of bishops to their churches, walk side by side with them, (fn. 4) and make themselves equal to them in honour. Considering therefore that, where the order of dignities is not kept, confusion must follow, and that it is meet (honestum) that each be content with his rank and vocation, the pope grants faculty to the archbishop to exhort, monish and require all such non-exempt priors and masters and provosts, especially in those churches of which bishops were the founders or are the patrons, to show due reverence to their bishops alike in the said processions and bell-ringings, at the time of their arrival, etc., compelling obedience by ecclesiastical censure etc. without appeal. Decens reputamus. (An. and Poggius. | An. xx. de Adria.)
4 Id. May.
Florence
(f. 18.)
To Roger Bolton, priest, of the diocese of Lichfield. Dispensation as below. After he had been dispensed by papal authority, as the son of a married man and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, and had obtained the parish church of Marwyal in the diocese of St. Asaph, and had held it for some time, upon the voidance of the parish church of Modburley in the diocese of Lichfield by the deprivation of William Symnel by a definitive sentence of the ordinary, the patrons thereof, John Trotebek, donsel, of the said diocese of Lichfield, and Margery his wife, pre- sented him (who had obtained no other dispensation on account of the said defect) to bishop William, who instituted him, under pretext of which presentation and institution he is still in possession, having resigned Marwyal. The pope hereby rehabilitates him, decrees that the said presentation and institution hold good, and dispenses him to retain the said church, value not exceeding 26 marks sterling, and to receive and hold two other benefices with or without cure, compatible with one another and with Modburley, and to resign all three, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (An. and Franchomme. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
4 Non. May.
Florence
(f. 22d.)
To Thomas Salisburi, archdeacon of Salop in Coventry and Lichfield. Dispensation to hold for life with the said archdeaconry, which is a non-major non-elective dignity, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling (besides which he holds a certain perpetual benefice without cure called the deanery of St. Chad's in Shrewsbury, value not exceeding 15 marks), any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and to resign both, 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.)
1438 [–9].
Prid. Id. March.
Florence
(f. 26d.)
To Hugh (Ugoni), clerk, son of Thomas de Dacre, nobleman, of the diocese of Carlisle. Dispensation to him (who is of a race of barons, and in or about his nineteenth year, and is a deacon) after he attains his twenty-first year to be ordained priest and hold any benefice with cure, even if a dignity etc. in a metropolitan or other cathedral or in a collegiate church, and resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Nobilitas etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
1438 [–9].
5 Id. March.
Florence
(f. 27.)
To John Wardale, rector of Keston in the diocese of Lincoln, I.U.B. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, or, if he resign them, any two other 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. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 31d.)
To Simon Lamhthorp, rector of Bradefelde in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him (who has been deputed a sub-collector by Peter de Monte, an apostolic notary and collector of the papal camera in England) to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any other benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding. Vite etc. (An ... Adria.) as ibid.
1438 [–9].
Prid. Id. March.
Florence
(f. 32d.)
To Thomas Kyngis, rector of Hamelden in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who [is of noble birth (fn. 5) and] holds, besides the said church the prebend of Norwell [Tertia Pars] (de North Wellis) in the collegiate church of Southwell, in the diocese of York, value not exceeding 40l. and 8l. (fn. 6) sterling respectively, to hold for life with the said church any other benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (An. ... Adria.) as ibid.
1438 [–9].
5 Id. March.
Florence
(f. 33d.)
To Ebulo (Ibloni) (fn. 7) , rector of Nayleston in the diocese of Lincoln, B.C.L. Dispensation to hold for life with Nayleston, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any other benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding. Litterarum etc. (An. ... Adria.) as ibid.
Ibid.
(f. 34.)
To Thomas Newman, warden of Mydlyngton chantry in the parish church of Wapenhem (sic) in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor of canon law. (fn. 8) Dispensation to hold for life with the said chantry, which has cure and is an incompatible benefice, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any other benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding. Litterarum etc. (An. ... Adria.) as ibid.
1438 [–9].
15 Kal. April.
Florence
(f. 40.)
To John Kemes, dean of the church of Holy Trinity, Westburi, in the diocese of Worcester, bachelor of canon law. Grant as below. The present pope lately dispensed him, who was, as he alleged, of noble birth, to hold for life with the said deanery 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 pleased. Seeing that, as the pope has learned, the said deanery has cure and is a principal dignity, the which is not expressed in the letters of the said dispensation, and seeing that, as John's recent petition contained, he is not of noble race, but is now a bachelor of canon law, the pope hereby grants that the said letters shall hold good as if they had expressed that the said dignity has cure and is a principal dignity, even if it be elective, and as if they had not expressed that he was of noble birth. Litterarum etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xviii. Nono Kal. Aprilis Anno Nono. de Adria.)
Prid. Kal. April.
Florence
(f. 45.)
To John, elect of Armagh. Faculty at his petition, to whom the pope has recently made provision of the said see, to be consecrated by any catholic bishop, assisted by two or three others. The consecrator is to send his oath of fealty to the pope as usual. Cum nos nuper. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xvi. de Adria.)
17 Kal. June.
Florence
(f. 62.)
To Robert Wode, rector of Thoryngton in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 12 marks sterling, any other benefice with cure and incompatible therewith, or, if he resign the said church, any two other 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. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. de Adria.)
Id. June.
Florence
(f. 65.)
To the bishop of Orte. Mandate, at the recent petition of Duncan de Lichton, dean, and John, also de Lichton, canon, of Brechin (containing that inasmuch as they have had dealings with Gilbert Forstare, archdeacon of Brechin, who was alleged to be under sentence of excommunication by divers authorities, they fear lest they have incurred the same sentence themselves) to absolve them for this time only, enjoining a salutary penance. and to dispense them on account of irregularity and rehabilitate them. Sedes apostolica. (An. and Ja. de Vicen[ci]a. | An. xx. de Adria.)
4 Non. July.
Florence
(f. 72.)
To John Pigg, rector of Kyngham in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Rehabilitation etc. as below. At his recent petition (containing that when holding the perpetual vicarage of Seckworth in the diocese of Salisbury, he obtained, collated to him by authority of the ordinary, the above rectory, and held them together for some time, believing that the said vicarage was without cure on the ground that the church itself of Seckworth was collapsed, that the houses and inhabitations in the parish were uninhabited and exposed to ruin, with the exception of two only, and they distant from the said church and from one another, and that, with this exception (alias), the said church had no parishioners) the present pope by other letters decreed that the said church of Seckworth (as long as it should be without parishioners otherwise than in the said two and in future portable or temporary houses, huts or shelters (fn. 9) ) should be deemed to be and should be without cure, and could be held, without any dispensation, together with any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible. At his present petition the pope hereby rehabilitates John, who is of noble race, on account of his having held the said two benefices together, decrees that the said collation of the above rectory holds good from the date of these presents, that he has not incurred the penalties of John XXII's constitution 'Execrabilis' by having held together the said vicarage and rectory, value not exceeding 3 and 20 marks sterling respectively, and that he can and shall retain them together, even without dispensation, as long as the said church is without parishioners otherwise than as above. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxxv. de Adria.)
5 Kal. May.
Florence.
(f. 83d.)
To James Attehoke, rector of All Saints, Westbere, in the diocese of Canterbury, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 28 (fn. 10) marks sterling, 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 B. de Monte. | An. l. de Adria.)
3 Kal. April.
Florence
(f. 92.)
Relaxation, to be valid during twenty years only, of three years and three quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the principal feasts of the year and that of the dedication, and the usual octaves and days, and of a hundred days to those who during the said octaves and days visit and give alms for the repair etc. of the parish church of Kyngham in the diocese of Lincoln, which, with its bell-tower etc., is threatened with ruin. Universis etc. Dum precelsa. (An. and Poggius. | An. xxiiii. de Adria.)
8 Kal. April.
Florence.
(f. 97.)
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, from the first to the second vespers, visit and give alms for the repair etc. of the chapel of SS. John Baptist and Peter and Paul the Apostles, situate in Boston (in villa de Sancto Botulpho) in the diocese of Lincoln. Universis etc. Licet is. (B. and Poggius. | B. xx. Valven.)
6 Id. April.
Florence
(f. 107d.)
To Alexander Browne, rector of Chelchych in the diocese of London, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 26 marks sterling, any other, or if he resign the said church, any two other, benefices with cure etc. as above, f. 62. Litterarum etc. (An. and A. de Camporegali. | An. l. de Adria.)
14 Kal. May.
Florence
(f. 110d.)
To John Smart, perpetual vicar of Watlyngton in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 10l. sterling, any other benefice with cure etc. as above, f. 83d. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. Petri. | An. l. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 111d.)
To John Woborne, rector of Peesmere in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is of noble race, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any other benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding. Nobilitas etc. (An. and M. Pinardi. | An. l. de Adria.)
8 Kal. April.
Florence
(f. 114d.)
To John Bank, rector of Hildresham in the diocese of Ely, B.C.L. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling—besides which he receives from the fruits etc. of the King's Hall (Auleregie) in the university of Cambridge, of which he is a fellow, by reason of his residence therein, meat and drink and certain other emoluments, value altogether likewise not exceeding 20 marks—one other, or if he resign the said church, any two other, benefices with cure etc. as above f. 62. Litterarum etc. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. l. de Adria.)
3 Id. April.
Florence
(f. 115.)
To John Druell, rector of Monks Rysburgh in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is a member of the household of Henry, archbishop of Canterbury, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling (besides which he holds a canonry and prebend of the church of Astley in the diocese of Lichfield, value not exceeding 10 marks sterling) one other, or if he resign the said church, any two etc. as in the preceding. Vite etc. (An. ... Adria.) as ibid.
1438[–9.] Prid. Non. Feb.
Florence
(f. 151d.)
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, whither every year a great multitude resorts. Universis etc. Licet is. (fn. 11) [See above, p. 36.]
1439
10 Kal. May.
Florence
(f. 161d.)
To John Marsley, rector of Henton St. George in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Dispensation to him, who is a continual commensal member of the household of John bishop of Bath and Wells, chancellor of the realm of England, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 12 marks sterling, any benefice with cure etc. as above, f. 83d. Vite etc. (B. and M. Pinardi. | B. l. Valven.)
3 Id. April.
Florence
(f. 172.)
To John Pedewell, vicar (sic) of Wynterbone Stepelton in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is of noble race, to hold for life with the said vicarage (here spelt 'Wynterborne Stepelton'), value not exceeding 10l. sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incom- patible, or, if he resign them, any two other benefices etc. as above, f. 62. Nobilitas etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. de Adria.) [See below, p. 69.]
Ibid.To Robert Wegge, rector of Milton in the diocese of Salisbury, B.C.L. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 2l. (duarum librarum) sterling, any other benefice etc. as in the preceding. Litterarum etc. (An. ... Adria.), as ibid.
Ibid.
(f. 173d.)
To Richard Bryan, perpetual chaplain called warden (guardiano) of the chapel of Knoll in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain of Peter de Monte, a notary of the pope and collector of the camera in England, and holds the above chaplaincy, value not exceeding 12 marks sterling, 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, notwithstanding the above ordinance, etc. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 174d.)
To John Wynter, rector of St. Andrews, Dynaspowes, in the diocese of Llandaff, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any other benefice with cure etc. as above, f. 172. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. de Adria.)
12 Kal. April.
Florence
(f. 175.)
To the bishop of Lincoln. Mandate, at the recent petition of John Moris, donsel, and other inhabitants of the town (villa) of Glapthorne in the bishop's diocese (containing that the said town is so distant from its parish church of Codyrstok that on account of floods, especially in winter, it is burdensome for them to carry their dead thither for burial: and adding that there is in the said town a chapel of St. Leonard, in which masses and other divine offices are celebrated) to summon the rector of the said church and others concerned, and to grant that the said dead may be buried in the said chapel and its cemetery, both of them having been first dedicated, if not already dedicated, and compensation being made to the said rector. Regimini universalis. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
1439 [–40]. Primosexto Kal. March.
Florence (fn. 12)
(f. 176d.)
To Thomas Taylart (sic), rector of Berowhby in the diocese of Lincoln, B.A. Dispensation to him, who has studied in arts almost long enough to have taken the degree of master therein, to hold for life the said church, value not exceeding 44l. sterling, and any other benefice with cure or 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, etc. Litterarum etc. (B. and Ciprianus. | B. l. Valven.)
1439.
14 Kal. May.
Florence
(f. 181.)
To William Cogeyn, rector of More in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is of noble race, and is a chaplain of Richard, earl of Warwick, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding. Nobilitas etc. (B. and Ja. Petri. | B. l. Valven.)
4 Non. May.
Florence
(f. 194d.)
To the archbishop of Cashel. Mandate as below. On the voidance of the church of Killaloe by the resignation of the late Eugenius, made by his proctor William Ohedyan, a canon of Lismore, to the late Jordan bishop of Sabina, then of Albano, and by Martin V's admission of the resignation, that pope made provision to James, [now] bishop of Killaloe. Subsequently, on its being set forth to the present pope on behalf of the said bishop James that some alleged that the said church had become and was still void, not as above, but by the death of the said bishop Eugenius, and that therefore bishop James, who had meanwhile had himself consecrated, doubted the validity of the said provision, the pope granted that the same and its consequences should hold good howsoever the said church became void. At the recent petition of the said bishop James (containing that before the said provision, and after Martin V had renewed, and had reserved to himself absolution from, all sentences etc. of excommunication etc. promulgated by his predecessors against simoniacs, he committed simony, and that, whilst bound by the said sentences, he was consecrated and has celebrated masses etc., has administered the said church, and taken fruits etc. of its episcopal mensa) the pope orders the above archbishop to absolve the said bishop from the said sentences etc., imposing penance, rehabilitate him and dispense him to act as a bishop; the pope ratifying hereby, in that event, the acts of his administration, and granting that the said provision and its consequences shall hold good as if he had not committed simony, and had not been bound by the said sentences. Regimini universalis ecclesie. (B. and Franchomme. | B. xxxx. Valven.) [See above, pp. 50, 51.]
5 Kal. May.
Florence
(f. 222d)
To the same. Mandate to dispense Walter de Burgo, layman, and Anora, daughter of Dermit Ydufwyt, of his diocese (who formerly, not in ignorance that they were related in the triple third and fourth degrees of kindred, committed fornication more than once and had offspring) after imposing penance for their said fornication, to marry, decreeing the said and future offspring legitimate. Oblate nobis. (An. and G. de Elten | An. xxv. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 244d.)
To Master Peter de Monte, doctor of canon law, an apostolic notary and collector in the realm of England. Mandate as below. The recent petition of Walter Meone, priest, of the diocese of Winchester, contained that when in or about his eleventh year he was induced, or rather seduced, by the suasions and blandishments of a certain Thomas, the abbot of the Premonstratensian monastery of SS. Mary and John Baptist, Dureford, in the diocese of Chichester, (fn. 13) to enter that monastery; that compelled by threats and fear of the said abbot he within the year of probation, after taking the habit against his own will and the will of his parents, made his regular profession, and remained thereafter in the said monastery, under diligent care and very watchful observation for about seven years against his will, and, having by order of the said abbot been meanwhile promoted to all minor and holy orders, short of the priesthood, ministered therein; that, nevertheless, he seized the first opportunity and left the said monastery, put off the said habit and returned to the world, and ministered in the said orders; and that subsequently, desirous of being ordained priest, and unable to do so on account of having put off his habit, he (after having protested before the said abbot and divers other persons that he did not intend, by resuming it, to be bound in any way to the said order) resumed the habit, which he put aside once more after he had been ordained priest, returned to the world, and has ministered in a secular habit and in the said orders and the priesthood. The said petition adding that Walter desires to remain in the world and minister in his orders, the pope orders the above Peter, if he find the above to be true, after absolving Walter from excommunication etc. incurred, and after rehabilitating him, to declare that he is not bound to the regular observance of the said order. Sedes apostolica, pia mater. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. x. de Adria.)
Id. June.
Florence
(f. 254d.)
To the bishop of Cork. Mandate to dispense Cornelius [son] of Dermit y Machu[n]a, prince, and Aulina, damsel, daughter of the late Donald Meccarrych, also a prince, of his diocese, after absolving them from excommunication incurred and enjoining penance, and after temporary separation, to contract anew and remain in the marriage which they formerly contracted per verba legitime de presenti and consummated, begetting offspring, not in ignorance that they were related in the second and third and the third and third and fourth, and also in the double second and double second and third collaterally and in the double third and fourth, and also in the quadruple fourth degrees of affinity; decreeing the said and future offspring legitimate. Oblate etc. (An. and Franchomme. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
Ibid.To the same. Mandate to dispense Magonius Omolcron, layman, and Margaret Yhullwant (sic), nobles, of his diocese, after absolving them from excommunication incurred and enjoining penance, and after temporary separation, to contract anew and remain in the marriage which they formerly contracted etc. as in the preceding, not in ignorance that they were related in the double third degree of affinity and the double and single fourth degrees of kindred; decreeing etc. as ibid. Oblate etc. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
Prid. Kal. July.
Florence.
(f. 263.)
To William Hog, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews. Rehabilitation as below. The pope lately, upon learning that John Clerici, then rector of the parish church of Irwyn in the diocese of Glasgow, a papal chaplain, proposed to resign that church, ordered the abbot of Neuwbotyl in the diocese of St. Andrews to admit the resignation, and to collate and assign the said church to the above William. At William's recent petition—containing that the said John held, not the rectory, but the vicarage of the said church, and that William, before execution of the said mandate was proceeded to, under pretext thereof and without any other title, took possession of the said vicarage and detained it for some months, and subsequently (after, under the same pretext, the resignation [of John] had been admitted and the vicarage, thereby void, had been collated to William) detained possession for several more months, as he still does—the pope rehabilitates him, but requires him to resign. Sedes apostolica, pia mater. (An. and Anselmus. | An. xviii. de Adria.) [See above, p. 17.]
17 Kal. June.
Florence
(f. 273d.)
To John Fax, rector of Blechyngton Peverlay in the county of Sussex, in the diocese of Chichester. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 10l. sterling, any other benefice 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. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. de Adria.)
Kal. June.
Florence
(f. 279.)
To the bishop of Dunkeld. Mandate to dispense to marry Walter de Ogilvy, layman, and Margaret de Fenton, of the dioceses of Dunkeld and St. Andrews, notwithstanding that they are related in the third and third and third and fourth degrees of kindred, and in the third and third twofold and the third and fourth and the fourth and fourth degrees of affinity, aware of which they have committed fornication, for which penance is to be imposed. Oblate etc. (An. and Ja. [de] Vicentia. | An. xxviii. de Adria.)
13 Kal. July.
Florence
(f. 285.)
To John Chedworth, rector of Aylton in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor in theology. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 22l. sterling, any other benefice with cure etc. as above, f. 273d. Litterarum etc. (An. ... Adria.) as ibid.
Ibid.
(f. 286.)
To Peter Stucle, rector of Stokenham in the diocese of Exeter, B.C.L. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 100l. sterling—besides which he holds the deanery of the church of St. Buryan (Sancte Berrane), which is a free chapel royal, in Cornwall, in the diocese of Exeter, value not exceeding 50l., and a canonry in the church of Exeter, value not exceeding 4l., and a canonry and the prebend of Wivelescombe in the church of Wells, and a canonry and prebend in the church of Coventry, value not exceeding 46l., and the archdeaconry in the said church of Exeter, (fn. 14) a non-major dignity with cure, value not exceeding 50l.—any other benefice etc. as in the preceding. Litterarum etc. (An. ... Adria.) as ibid.
Prid. Kal. May.
Florence
(f. 288d.)
To Eleanor, duchess of Gloucester. Indult that the confessor of her choice, religious or secular, may dispense her from fasting in Lent and on other fast days, and to eat milk-meats (lacticiniis) even on the said days with the advice of her physicians. Ut eo sedi apostolice. (An. and Cincius. | An. xx. de Adria.)
1438[–]9. 12 Kal. April.
Florence
(f. 302d.)
To Robert Wyot, rector of Baynton in the diocese of York, M.A. Dispensation as below. After Martin V had dispened him to hold for seven years with the parish church of Wynepole (sic) in the diocese of Ely 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 pleased, he, in virtue thereof, resigned Winepole (sic) and obtained the parish churches of Baynthon (sic) and Hugate, in the diocese of York, value not exceeding 100 and 30 marks sterling respectively; and the present pope dispensed him to hold the said two churches 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 pleased, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, even if parish churches etc. The pope hereby grants that his said dispensation shall hold good from the date thereof, notwithstanding that it contained no mention that Robert was then holding a canonry with the prebend of Barmtisburi in the collegiate church of Wyntorne (sic) in the diocese of Salisbury, value not exceeding 24 marks. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xviii. Quinto Kal. Aprilis Anno Nono. de Adria.)
1438[–9].
Prid. Id. March (fn. 15)
Florence
(f. 303d.)
To John Arundell, rector of Hunspill in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 100l. sterling (besides which he holds the deanery or wardenship of the free chapel royal of Windesore, and canonries with the prebends of Staynton in the abbey of Wylton, Eldon Minor in Auckland and Alford (sic) in Wells, and the mastership of the hospital of St. Bartholomew, Bristol, in the dioceses of Salisbury, Durham and Worcester, value not exceeding 100l., 8l., 11l., 6l. and 8l. sterling respectively) any other benefice etc. as above, f. 273d, mutatis mutandis. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. l. de Adria.)

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual Italian description: 'Eugenio IV. 1439 (corrected from '1438'). Anno 9. Lib. 114.' A flyleaf has, in different contemporary hands: 'Primus de dinersis formis Anno nono domini nostri Eugenii pape iiii' (which occurs also, hardly legible, on the bottom edge of the volume) and 'Rubricatus est per Nicolaum Ghestendorp Florencie 1439 die Ven[eris] xi 7bris (11 Sept. 1439 was, in fact, a Friday), and the usual modern 'Lib. cxiiii, fol. 318' (corrected in pencil to '316.').
2 quod nonnulli abbates et priores Anglie, quibus tam auctoritas quam facultatum copia longe minor solito adesse dinoscitur, suis non contenti limitibus mitram ... deferentes.
3 que in eis ostentationem magis redolent quam ullum pariant animarum fructum.
4 equo passu incedere cum eis.
5 i.e. as implied by the incipit.
6 'librarum' is substituted in the margin by An[tonius de Adria] for 'marcharum' of the text, which is cancelled and overwritten A[ntoniu]s.
7 No surname.
8 The following words of the text, namely 'Cantori ecclesie de Mydlynton in Wapenham Lincolnien. dioc, salutem etc. (these two words are separately cancelled) bacallario in decretis salutem etc.' are cancelled with strokes and over-written A[ntoniu]s; and in the margin is: 'Guardiano sive custodi cantorie Mydlyngton in ecclesia parrochiali de Wapenhem [sic] Lincolnien. dioc. bacallario in decretis. salutem etc. Cassatum et correctum de mandato domini F[rancisci] Venet[iarum], Vicecancellarii, An. de Adria.'
The corresponding corrections are also made further on in the text of the letter.
9 quamdiu parrochianis alias quam in duabus predictis ac in aliis ibidem forsan extunc inantea construendis portatilibus seu instabilibus domibus, teguriis seu reclinatoriis careret.
10 The text has 'octo marcharum.' In the margin is a caret directing the word 'viginti' to be inserted before 'octo,' with the note: Correctum de mandato domini C. Arminen. locumtenentis, An. de Adria.
11 The letter, which has only the name of the secretary, 'Jo. Aurispa,' in the margin, and lacks the usual subscription by 'An. de Adria' or 'B, Valven,' is cancelled by strokes, without note.
12 i.e. Feb. 24. 1440, as again below, Reg. 370, ff. 109 and 163d.
13 For 'Cistercien,' which is cancelled and over-written A[ntoniu]s, 'Cicestren,' is substituted in the margin by An[tonius de Adria].
14 decanatum ecclesie Sancte Berrane ... Exonien. dioc. cuius quinquaginta, ac in Exonien, cuius (sic) quatuor et de Wivelescombe in Wellen. et Conuentren. ecclesiis quorum quadragintasex canonicatus et prebendas, neenon in eadem Exonien. ecclesia archidiaconatum ... He occurs in the list of archdeacons of Exeter in Le Neve-Hardy, I, p. 305 as 'Peter Stucklegh'
15 In the date Millesimo ... pridie Id. Marcii Anno Octavo,' 'Octavo' is corrected by A[ntoniu]s to 'Nono.'