Lateran Regesta, 379
1441-1442

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'Lateran Regesta, 379: 1441-1442', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 9: 1431-1447 (1912), pp. 155-167. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103406 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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11 Eugenius IV.(cont.)

De Diversis Formis.

1441.
6 Id. April. Florence (f. 9.)
To Master Adam Moleyns, archdeacon of Salisbury, a notary of the pope. Indult for seven years to visit his said archdeaconry by deputy, and receive the procurations even in money. Meritis tue devocionis.
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of St. Martin's Battle (de Bello), St. Peter's in Gloucester and St. Mary's, Abingdon, in the dioceses of Chichester, Hereford and Salisbury. Meritis etc. (An. and Ja. Goier, G. de Elten. | An. xx. xxii. de Adria.)
Prid, Non. Nov.
Florence (f. 47.)
To John Dalton, rector of Harleston in the diocese of Lincoln, I.U.B. Dispensation, at his recent petition (containing that he was formerly dispensed by papal authority as the son of unmarried parents to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold any compatible benefices with or without cure, of any number or kind, even if canonries and prebends, dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased; and who has studied canon and civil law for twelve years or more) to hold for life the said church, value not exceeding 24l. sterling, and any other benefice, or otherwise any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible with one another, even if two dignities etc. or two parish churches or perpetual vicarages, or one of each, 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.; with further grant that in future graces and impetrations from the apostolic see he need not mention the said defect etc. Litterarum etc. (An. and Ja. Goier. | An. lxx. de Adria.) [See above, p. 34.]
1441[–2].
7 Kal. March. Florence (f. 55d.)
To the abbot of St. Mary's, Assdare, in the diocese of Achonry (Acaden.). Mandate, at the petition of Patrick, Philip and Andrew, called Yclumain, friars of the order called the third rule of St. Francis of penitence—containing that in each of the places of Trachsasson, Roisent (sic) and Baile in muta, in the dioceses of Tuam, Killala (Aladen.) and Achonry (Akaden.) they propose to found and build, and have with licence of the ordinaries arranged, and even begun, to build a monastery or house of the said order, with churches, bells, bell-towers, oratories etc.—to grant them licence, after the assent of those interested has been given, to go on building the same, and to grant that all the friars who shall live therein may enjoy all privileges etc. granted to the said order by the apostolic see. Piis fidelium. (B. and Ja. Goier.| B. xxv. Valven.)
1441[–2].
Prid. Kal. March Florence (f. 68d.)
To John Sey, rector of Brokhole in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, one other, or to hold any two, benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if they be dignities etc., or one of such and a parish church or perpetual vicarage, 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. Vite etc. (B. and Bornius. | B. xl Valven.)
Non. March.
Florence (f. 80.)
To John Elrede, canon of Lincoln. Rehabilitation etc. as below. His recent petition contained that he, who is a priest, after having been dispensed by papal authority, as the son of unmarried parents, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, in virtue thereof had himself ordained priest and obtained a perpetual chantry in a certain church; that after a time he resigned it; that, without further dispensation for the purpose, he, in ignorance, obtained a parish church, value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, and held it for a year and three months; that, having resigned it he obtained another, value not exceeding 15 marks, and held it for two years; that he resigned it and obtained another, value not exceeding 20 marks, which he has held for three years, and that, whilst retaining the said last church, he has obtained a canonry and prebend in Lincoln, value not exceeding 8 marks, and has detained them for about 11 months. Besides rehabilitating him, the pope dispenses him to hold the said canonry and prebend and last parish church without resigning them, and any other benefices with or without cure, of any number and kind, compatible with one another and with the said canonry and prebend and parish church, even if they be canonries and prebends, dignities etc., and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead other incompatible benefices. Sedes apostolica, pia mater: (B. and B. de Monte.| B. xlvi. Valven.)
1441.
Non. Oct. Florence (f. 87.)
To Thomas Parle, rector of Wynfryth in the diocese of Bath. Rehabilitation, at his recent petition containing that formerly (in the belief that, as had been notified to him from the Roman court, he had been dispensed by papal authority to hold for life two incompatible benefices, even if parish churches, although he has not found that such dispensation was granted) he obtained, collated to him by the ordinary, the parish churches of Wynfryth and Haxbryge in the diocese of Bath and Wells, and still detains them; with decree that the said collations shall hold good, and special dispensation for 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, in virtue of the said collations, the said two churches, value not exceeding 20l. 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 or perpetual vicarages or dignities (not major or principal), etc.; notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. Ex apostolice servitutis. (B. and G. de Elten. | B. xlv. Valven.)
6 Id. May.
Florence (f. 101d.)
To Denis Ydonchua, dean of Kilmacduagh (Duacen). Dispensation, on account of illegitimacy as the son of unmarried parents related in the fourth degree of kindred, to receive and exercise the administration etc. of the said church of Kilmacduagh, provision of which the pope intends this day to make to him. Divina superveniens. (An. and Ja. Petri. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)
4 Non. Dec.
Florence (f. 123.)
To Walter Peytwyn, rector of St. Thomas the Martyr's in Wynchelsee, in the diocese of Chichester, M.A. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, one other benefice, or otherwise any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc., or one of such and a parish church or perpetual vicarage, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. (fn. 2) Litterarum etc. (B. and Ciprianus. | B. xl. Valven.)
1441[–2].
9 Kal. March. Florence (f. 142.)
To William Orell, rector of Llaniystudwy in the diocese of Bangor, M.A. Dispensation to him—who was formerly dispensed by papal authority, as the son of unmarried parents, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, by vigour of which he was ordained priest and obtained the above church (here written Llanystudwy), value not exceeding 20l. sterling—to hold any benefices with or without cure, of any number and kind, compatible with one another and with the said church, even if canonries and prebends, dignities etc., and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (B. and B. de Monte. | B. xxxvi. Valven.)
1441[–2].
5 Non. March. Florence (f. 143.)
To the bishop of Norwich. Mandate to absolve from excommunication incurred, enjoining penance, and to dispense John Howton, layman, and Joan Mayhew, of his diocese, to remain in the marriage which they formerly contracted per verba legitime de presenti and, as is believed, consummated, not in ignorance of the existence of an impediment of spiritual relationship arising from the fact that John's mother had been godmother to Joan at her baptism; decreeing present offspring, if any, and future offspring legitimate. Oblate nobis. (An. and Ja. de Vicentia. | An. xxvi. de Adria.)
6 Id. Jan.
Florence (f. 147.)
To the prior of Durham. Mandate, if he find the following decree or constitution, and erection, creation etc. to be lawful, to confirm them by papal authority. The recent petition of Richard Witton, dean of the church of Derlyngton in the diocese of Durham, contained that formerly bishop Robert (seeing that although the said church had a number of affluent prebends etc., there was to be found nobody to reside except the vicar, and that the vicar could probably not support the burden of the cure of the parish, and that the people held the name of vicar in small account, and did not show due reverence thereto) changed the name of vicar into that of dean, erected at the high altar in honour of the decanal dignity a prebend, to be called the prebend of the altar and to be assigned to the dean, its portion to consist of the oblations, mortuaries, altar dues and all the other emoluments etc. which the said vicar, now dean, had been wont to receive, and (inasmuch as the holder of the prebend of Derlyngton in the said church supported little or no cure or ministry in the said church) took away therefrom its tithe fruits and assigned them to the said dean and altar prebend, in such wise that, upon the said prebend of Derlyngton becoming void, all its said fruits, together with its wonted pension of 40s. or 4l. (as it should come to its turn, in accordance with the arrangement of the said prebends) and with all its wonted rights (fn. 3) etc. should belong to the said dean and altar prebend; and ordained that the future titulary of the said prebend of Derlyngton should in no wise meddle with the said fruits or pension, but repute himself content with two bovates of arable land, with the rents belonging from of old to the said prebend of Derlyngton, and a yearly pension of 40s. to be paid to him by the said dean, the said arrangement of taking the fruits and pensions from the respective prebends in the church to apply to each of them in turn for a space of three years at a time, etc. etc. Ad. exequendum pastoralis. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)
1441[–2].
Id. Jan. Florence (f. 161.)
To Richard Witton, dean of the church of Derlyngton in the diocese of Durham. Indult for seven years to take the fruits etc. of his said deanery and other benefices, save only the daily distributions as usual, whilst studying letters at an university, and not to be bound meanwhile to reside. Vite etc. (B. and Ja. Goier. | B. xx. Valven.)
1441
Prid. Non. May.
Florence (f. 201d.)
To John Smeton, rector of Botall in the diocese of Durham, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him, who is of knightly race, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, one other benefice, or otherwise any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if etc. as above, f. 123. Litterarum etc. (B. and Ciprianus. | B. xxxv. Valven.) [The letter is cancelled with strokes, and in the margin is the note: Cassata propter nimiam correcturam et de anno duodecimo registrata, de mandato domini C. Ariminen., [Vicecancellarii] locum tenentis, An. de Adria.]
17 Kal. Nov.
Florence (ff. 204r–213r.)
Confirmation, at the recent petition of Ralph Cromwelle, knight, of the diocese of Lincoln, of the following royal licence, and of the erection by William, bishop of Lincoln, of the parish church of Tateshale into a collegiate church, etc. The pope exemplifies letters patent of bishop William Dum mens humana, setting forth that Ralph, lord de Cromwell, Henry, bishop of Winchester, cardinal of England, and Sirs John Scrope and Walter Hungreforde, knights, Walter Taylboys, esquire, and William Pastone, patrons of the parish church of Tateshale in the county of Lincoln, have exhibited to him letters patent of king Henry. The bishop exemplifies:—
These letters patent, dated at Sheen Manor, July 14, 1439 [printed in Monasticon vi, p. 1432, with slight variants and the omissions noted below, and briefly analysed in Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1436–1441, p. 292], whereby the king gives licence to Ralph Cromwell, knight, Henry, bishop of Winchester, William Alnewyke, bishop of Lincoln, John Scrope, knight, Walter Hungreforde, knight, Walter Taylbois, esquire, and William Pastone, patrons of the above parish church, to erect it into a collegiate church or college of seven chaplains, six secular clerks and six choristers, of which chaplains one shall be master or warden, and to found an almshouse of thirteen poor of both sexes on land of the said founders, by the cemetery of the said church and containing ten acres of land etc., the said master or warden and chaplains, etc. to celebrate divine offices etc.; licence for the said founders to give to the said master or warden and chaplains the advowson of the said church and the said land and its appurtenances, to be held in pure and perpetual alms; licence for the said master or warden and chaplains to receive the said advowson and land, and its appurtenances, from the said founders, to hold as above (fn. 4) ; licence for the said master or warden and chaplains to appropriate the said church and hold it to their uses in perpetuity; licence for the said master or warden and chaplains and their successors to be able to acquire any lands etc. and advowsons, and grant that they shall be named in perpetuity the 'Master or Warden and Chaplains of the College and Almshouse of Holy Trinity, Tateshale,' with a common seal, notwithstanding the statute of mortmain etc. (fn. 5) The king adds further licence that they may receive lands etc. and advowsons to the value of 200l. a year, over and above the advowson and yearly value of the said church and ten acres etc.
The bishop goes on to relate that the said Ralph, Henry John, Walter, Walter and William have petitioned him (seeing that both present and former rectors of parish churches have at times withdrawn and do withdraw themselves from their said churches and the cure thereof, and have them served only by chaplains, sometimes by unfit chaplains and sometimes not at all, whereby hospitality is neglected and the poor parishioners are left unfed, the divine office is omitted and the sacraments administered without devotion, and innumerable other evils result from the absence of the said rectors, or rather mercenaries; seeing, moreover the advantage to divine worship, the cure of souls, hospitality, alms to the poor, etc. when such churches are erected into collegiate churches) to convert the said parish church of Tateshale into a collegiate church or college in accordance with the force of the said royal licence. The bishop therefore summoned all who are interested, namely the dean and chapter of Lincoln, Master Richard Caudrey, archdeacon of Lincoln, and Sir Thomas Rysshome, the present rector, to be present on the 7th day of the present month of October, in the below-mentioned year [1440], indiction etc., in the cathedral church of St. Mary, Lincoln, when and where appeared (as proctor of the above founders) William Stanlowe, literate, whose letters of procuration the bishop also exemplifies, as follows:—
Pateat universis, in which the above founders, patrons of the said church, state that king Henry having by his letters patent, sealed with his great seal pendant in green wax, granted licence to erect etc. as above, they appoint Master Thomas Ludham, canon of Lincoln, William Stanlowe, John Tamworth, and Thomas Torpe. clerk[s] (fn. 6) , to be their proctors, jointly and severally, with full powers to exhibit the said letters patent to bishop William, with a view to the carrying out of the said erection etc. The procuration is dated, by the said Henry, bishop and cardinal, at Calais on August 31 A.D. 1439, and by the others at London on September 12 in the above-mentioned year [1440];
that there appeared also, in accordance with the said summons, the said Thomas, rector, in person, but not the said dean and chapter and archdeacon, whom therefore, at the petition of the said proctor, the bishop declared contumacious; and, proceeding in the matter of the said erection etc., notwithstanding the said absence and contumacy, and having admitted the witnesses brought forward by the said proctor in proof of the statements made by the above founders, and the said witnesses having been sworn, assigned to the said proctor the first Monday after the coming feast of St. Luke, namely October 24, in the prebendal church of Lidyngton, for the exhibition of all needful instruments, evidences, documents etc.; when and where appeared before the bishop the said proctor, the said rector Thomas, and also the said Master Richard Caudrey, archdeacon of Lincoln, by his proctor Master Thomas Thorpe, clerk, whose letters of procuration the bishop likewise exemplifies as follows:—
In dei nomine ..., being a public instrument drawn up by John Depyng the younger, of the diocese of Lincoln, clerk, notary public, and setting forth that in the year of the Incarnation according to the computation of the English church 1440, indiction 4, the tenth year of Eugenius IV, October 21, in a certain lofty room of Master Richard Caudrey, dean of the free chapel royal of St. Martin le Grand, situate within the college of the said Saint at London, in presence of the above notary public, and in the presence of, as witnesses, Master John Deping, canon of Lincoln, and Richard Coste, canon of St. Martin's, and others [not named], the said Master Richard Caudrey, archdeacon of Lincoln, appointed Master Thomas Thorpe, as his proctor, with power to represent him before bishop William in the matter of the above erection; but not the said dean and chapter, who were again, at the instance of the said proctor, William Stanlowe, declared contumacious. Whereupon, after exhibition of the said instruments, evidences, etc., and after the depositions of the said witnesses, and after finding the statements of the said founders true, the bishop proceeded to make the prayed for erection, and appends his letters of erection in the form 'In dei nomine amen. Nos Willelmus ...' By which letters the bishop sets forth that at the petition of the above patrons Ralph, Henry, John ... and William, by royal licence and in honour of the Holy Trinity etc., after diligent treaty between him and the dean and chapter of his cathedral church of Lincoln, assembled in chapter, and with their consent, and with the like consent of Thomas Rysshome, rector, and of Master Richard Caudrey, archdeacon of Lincoln, given by his proctor Master Thomas Thorpe, clerk, present before the bishop, and all other lawful procedure having been duly observed, he pronounces true all that the said Ralph, Henry, John ... and William set forth, and hereby erects the said parish into a collegiate church or college of seven chaplains etc. as above, the master or warden to be presented to and instituted by the bishop or, during voidance of the see, by the official of Lincoln, guardian of the spiritualities, the said master or warden to have the cure of souls of the said chaplains and other ministers and of the parishioners; licenses the said Ralph, Henry, John ... and William to found in the collegiate church, thus erected, a college of seven chaplains etc. as above, and an almshouse for thirteen poor on their land expressed in the said royal letters, and to make statutes, which shall, however, be confirmed by the bishop or one of his successors; with decree that the said master or warden, canonically instituted and inducted, and the other members of the college, may, on the cession or death of the said Thomas Rysshome, the present rector, take possession of the said collegiate church, etc. The bishop adds an exemplification of the above mentioned treaty made between himself and the dean and chapter of Lincoln, and of their consent, which were made before the bishop proceeded in the matter, as follows:—
In dei nomine amen, being a public instrument (drawn up A.D. 1440, indiction 4, the tenth year of Eugenius IV, October 7, in the chapter-house of the cathedral church of St. Mary, Lincoln, William, bishop of Lincoln sitting in his wonted place, surrounded by Masters John Macworth, dean, Robert Burtone, precentor, Peter Partriche, chancellor, John Southam and William Lassels, archdeacons of Oxford and Huntyngtone, John Percy, subdean, John Marshall, Richard Ingoldesby, Thomas Warde, and Nicholas Wymbysshe, canons residentiary, making a chapter), to the effect that the bishop set forth the proposal of the above Ralph, Henry, John. . and William to have, with licence obtained of king Henry, the above erection etc. made, and their petition to the bishop to carry out the same, whereto they all, alike as a chapter and severally, gave their consent. The foregoing was done on the above date and in the above place in presence of, as witnesses, Master Robert Strettone, notary public, and John Pakyngtone, clerk, of the dioceses of York and Lincoln, in the presence also of Thomas Colstone, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln, notary public, who, otherwise occupied, has caused the foregoing to be written, published and drawn up in the form of a public instrument by another, and has himself subscribed and signed it with his wonted sign manual and name.
In proof of all which preceding the bishop has caused his present letters to be published and drawn up by Master Thomas Colstone, of the diocese of Lincoln, clerk, notary public, and signed with his wonted sign manual and name, and fortified with the bishop's seal, A.D. 1440, indiction 4, the tenth year of Eugenius IV, the 7th and 24th days of October, in the cathedral church of St. Mary, Lincoln, and the prebendal church of Lydyngton respectively, in the presence of, as witnesses, Master Thomas Ludham, bachelor of canon law, canon of Lincoln, Sirs John Wylly, rector of Whethamstede, [and] John Bennes, the bishop's chaplains, John Breton, clerk, Robert Clyppesby and Gregory Byrkes, donsels, of the dioceses of Lincoln and Norwich, in the presence also of the above Thomas Colstone, clerk, of the diocese of Lincoln, notary public, who, otherwise occupied, has caused the foregoing to be written, published and drawn up in the form of a public instrument by another, and has himself signed it with his wonted sign manual and name, and appended the seal of the said bishop.
The consent of the said dean and chapter, given upon due treaty between the bishop and them before, and amongst themselves after, the erection etc. had been made, and their ratification and confirmation are added, dated in the chapter-house of Lincoln, and sealed with their seal on December 12, .D.1440.
The like consent is added of Richard Caudrey, archdeacon of Lincoln, saving the usual rights of visitation, procurations, yearly pension etc., dated and sealed at London, November 29, A.D. 1440.
The pope's letters begin Ad perp. rei mem. In supreme dignitatis, and have, as usual, in the margin An. and Blondus, and at the end An. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape, de Adria.
1441[–2]
7 Id. Feb.Florence (ff. 213d.–214r.)
Faculty and power, at the petition of the above Ralph, for him to make statutes etc. for the government etc. of the above collegiate church and almshouse, which have been begun to be founded and built, as above, and for the election, appointment etc. of the above master or warden, chaplains etc.; and, if at the time of his death he has not made or has not finished the said statutes etc., for his heirs and successors to do so; provided that they appear just and reasonable to the bishop of Lincoln for the time being, and that his consent be given; with further faculty for the said Ralph and his heirs and successors, with the like consent, to amend the said statutes etc. and make new ones, and in case of doubtful meaning to interpret, etc. Ad perp. rei mem. Summi disposicione rectoris. (An. and Blondus. | An. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. de Adria.)
Ibid. (f. 214r. and d.)Licence and faculty, at the like petition, to the above Ralph, or if prevented by death, to his heirs and successors, to assign at his or their pleasure divers and distinct habits to the above master or warden, chaplains etc. of the above collegiate church and almshouse, namely to the said master or warden one consisting of an almuce of vair or other fur and a cappa (almuciam de griseis variis uel aliis pellibus ac capam), to the other said chaplains, clerks and choristers one like that worn by other chaplains, clerks and choristers in the chapel of St. Stephen at Westminster or in other collegiate churches of England, and to the said poor another habit, etc.; with like licence to the bishop of Lincoln to approve and confirm such assignment etc. Ad. perp. rei mem. Pastoralis officii. (An. ... Adria) as in the preceding.
1441.
17 Kal. Nov.Florence (ff. 214d.–214bis, d. (fn. 7) )
Licence and faculty, at the like petition, for the master or warden, chaplains etc. of the above collegiate church and almshouse, to celebrate or cause to be celebrated in time of interdict mass and other divine offices in presence of all the inmates of the said college and almshouse in a low voice and without bellringing etc.; for the master or warden, by himself or by other fit chaplains or priests, by him appointed, to celebrate daily one, two or three masses at most, before daybreak; for the said master or warden and one or more of the said chaplains or priests, by him appointed, to administer, in time of interdict and at other expedient times, to all inmates of the said college and almshouse, the sacraments of the Eucharist, Unction and all other sacraments and sacramentals (fn. 8) ; and for the said master or warden, by himself or by another chaplain or fit priest of his choice, to reconcile the said church and its cemetery and that of the said college, the water having been blessed, as is wont, by a catholic bishop; without requiring licence of the diocesan etc. Ad perp. rei mem. Sedis apostolice circumspecta. (An. and Cincius. | An. ... de Adria, as bove.)
Ibid. (ff. 214bis, d.*–215r.)Faculty and power, at the like petition, for the above master or warden and all the officers of the above college, appointed to govern it and administer its goods, to rent and let or give to farm or yearly pension, for such periods as they shall think good, to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of churches and other benefices appropriated etc. to the said college and almshouse. Ad perp. rei mem. Ad. ecclesiarum. (An. ... Adria, as in the preceding.)
Ibid. (f. 215r. and d.)Faculty and power, at the like petition, for the master or warden to hear the confessions of the chaplains, clerks and choristers of the above college and of the poor of the above almshouse, and for one of the said chaplains in priest's orders, chosen by him, to hear the said master or warden's confessions, and, once only in cases reserved to the apostolic see but in other cases as often as expedient, to grant absolution and enjoin penance. Ad perp. rei mem. Benigno per sedem apostolicam. (An. and Blondus. | An. ... Adria, as above.)
1441[–2].
13 Kal. March.Florence (ff. 215v.–216v.)
To all faithful. Relaxation to be valid in perpetuity, at the like petition, of seven years and seven quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on each of the feasts of the Annunciation of St. Mary and Exaltation of Holy Cross, from the first to the second vespers, visit the above church and give alms for its conservation and repair. Universis Christifid. etc. Licet is. (An. and Cincius. | An. ... Adria, as above.)
1441.
17 Kal. Nov.Florence (f. 216v.–217v.)
Indult, at the like petition, for the above master or warden and all the other chaplains of the above college to take and to rent etc. to any persons, even laymen, whilst engaged in the government thereof, or in divine service in the said church, the fruits etc. of all their other benefices, and not to be bound meanwhile to reside therein; with mandate of execution hereby to the bishop of London and the abbots of St. Albans and Chertesey, in the dioceses of Lincoln and Winchester. Ad perp. rei mem. Sedis apostolice benignitas. (An. ... Adria, as in the preceding.)
Ibid. (ff. 217v.–218v.)Statute and ordinance, at the like petition, that the probate etc. of wills etc., and the administration of goods shall belong, in the case of all the chaplains and other members and inmates of the said college and almshouse to the master or warden, and in the case of the master or warden to the senior chaplain for the time being. Ad perp. rei mem. Ex debito summi. (An. and Blondus. | An. ... Adria, as above.)
1441[–2].
13 Kal. March.Florence (f. 219d.)
To John Ernysby, perpetual vicar of Cholsey in the diocese of Salisbury, S.T.B. Indult for seven years to take and to rent etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices whilst studying letters at an university, and not to be bound meanwhile to reside. Litterarum etc.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of York, the bishop of Bath and the abbot of Westminster in the diocese of London. Litterarum etc. (B. and Ja. de Vicentia, Ja. Petri. | B. xiiii. xvi. Non. Maii Anno Duodecimo. Valven.)
Ibid. (f. 221d.)To the bishop of Salisbury. Mandate to absolve from incest and from excommunication, enjoining penance, and thereafter to dispense Thomas Templere, layman, and Marjory, daughter of Thomas Copinylle, layman, of his diocese, to remain in the marriage which they contracted per verba legitime de presenti, without the publication of banns and without the observance of other solemnities before the church after the manner of those parts, not in ignorance of an impediment of spiritual relationship arising from the fact that the said Thomas Copinylle had been godfather to the said Thomas Templere at his baptism, decreeing past offspring, if any, and future offspring legitimate. Oblate nobis. (An. and Ja. de Vicentia. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
1441.
4 Non. Sept.Florence (f. 245d.)
To Thomas Newman, chanter (cantori) of Mydlynton [chantry] in [the parish church of] Wapenham, in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor of canon law. Grant that the letters—by which the pope lately [above, p. 59] dispensed him to hold for life with the chantry (cantoria) of the above church, which is a principal elective dignity with cure, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, or if he resigned them, any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or perpetual vicarages or dignities etc., and resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased—shall hold good from the date thereof, notwithstanding that he stated the value of the said chantry as not exceeding 20 marks sterling, whereas it does exceed 20, but not 30. Litterarum etc. (An. and Franchomme. | An. xvi. Tercio Kal. Martii Anno Undecimo. de Adria.) [For the address cf. above, p. 59 note.]

De Litteris Dominorum Ardinalium.

8 Kal. Nov.
Florence (f. 251d.)
To John [Kempe], cardinal priest of St. Balbina's. Faculty to grant indult by papal authority to his continual commensal chaplains, to the number of six only, whilst actually engaged in his service, to take and to rent etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of their benefices within the provinces of Canterbury and York only, and not to be bound meanwhile to reside therein. Personam tuam quam divina. (An. and Cincius. | An. Gratis pro persona domini cardinalis. de Adria.)
1441[–2]
.4 Id. Feb.Florence (f. 257.)
To Prosper, cardinal deacon of St. George's in Velabro. Dispensation as below. The pope lately reserved and assigned to him a yearly pension of 500 gold florins of the camera upon the fruits etc. of the archdeaconry of Canterbury, a major dignity, to be paid to him for life or until he should obtain benefices in England to the yearly value of 600 such florins. In order that by such obtaining of benefices, which are going to be, as he hopes, collated to him, the said pension may be able more quickly to cease, the pope hereby dispenses him to receive, and for life to hold with one another and with his church of St. George and his other benefices, present and future, any benefices in the said realm, with and without cure, of any number and kind, even if canonries and prebends, dignities etc., or parish churches or perpetual vicarages, to a value not exceeding 1000 like florins; provided that such benefices be not defrauded of their due services, and that the cure of souls in them be in no wise neglected. Ad personam tuam. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. ... Adria, as in the preceding.)

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the modern Latin description: 1441. An. xi. Eugenius IV. On a flyleaf is the contemporary description ' Primus de diuersis formis et litteris [dominorum] Cardinalium Anno xi.o domini nostri Eugenii pape 4' (the same contemporary description occurs also, as usual on the bottom edge of the volume), and 'Hermannus.'
2 Without the clause 'provided etc'. as above. f. 68d.
3 unacum receptione pensionis quadraginta solidorum vel alias quatuor librarum proul in cursu suo contingcret, secundum modum et formam ordinacionis carundem prebendarum inibi usitatos, ac cum omnibus juribus ...
4 The foregoing clause is omitted in Monasticon.
5 This clause is also omitted in Monasticon.
6 Magistri Thome I., canonici Lincolniensis, Willelmi S. Johannis T. et Thome T. elerici (? rectius clericorum).
7 Between fol. ccxiiii. and fol. ccxv. is a folio wrongly numbered ccxxiiii. It is indicated above as fol. ccxiiii bis. A folio ccxxiiii duly occurs further on, in its proper place in the volume.
8 Eucharistie olei sancti et alia omnia ecclesiastica sacramenta et sacramentalia.