Lateran Regesta, 385
1441-1442

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'Lateran Regesta, 385: 1441-1442', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 9: 1431-1447 (1912), pp. 214-222. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103412 Date accessed: 15 September 2014.


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11 Eugenius IV.(cont.)

De Regularibus. (fn. 2)

1441[–2].
Id. Jan. Florence (f. 2d.)
To the dean, the provost and Thady Ochonore, a canon, of Tuam. Mandate, at the recent petition of David Yoi, an Augustinian canon of St. John the Evangelist's, Tuam (containing that he can no longer with a quiet mind and good conscience reside and have a fitting maintenance in St. John's, and desires to migrate to St. Mary's, Cong, of the same order, in the diocese of Tuam) if they find the above to be true, to grant him faculty, and carry out his desire. Ad ea ex apostolice. (B. and Ja. Goier. | B. viii. Residuum gratis pro deo. Valven.)
1441 [–2].
16 Kal. Feb. Florence (f. 3.)
To John Multon, an Augustinian friar of the house of [Stoke by] Clare [in the diocese of Norwich]. Dispensation to receive and hold for life a benefice with cure only, wont to be held by secular or by regular clerks of any order, even if it be a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or be of the patronage of laymen, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (B. and Ciprianus. | B. xxviii [cf. f. 8]. Valven.)
1441 [–2].
9 Kal. Feb. Florence (f. 8)
To John Gysborne alias Nyghtengalle, a Benedictine monk of SS. Peter and Hilda's, Whytteby, in the diocese of York. Dispensation to receive and hold for life a benefice with cure only etc. as in the preceding. Religionis etc. (An. and Ciprianus. | An. xxvii [cf. f. 3]. de Adria.)
1441.
8 Id. Dec. Florence (f. 10.)
To all the brethren and sisters of the fraternity of the Augustinian house of St. Anthony, London. Indult to them and those who shall join their fraterity during the next five years, that the confessors of their choice (namely in the case of lay members their curates or own priests, or seculars or regulars of any orders having licence therefrom, and in the case of ecclesiastical members seculars or regulars of any orders) may hear their confessions and absolve them from all sentences of excommunication etc., and from crimes etc., except in cases reserved to the apostolic see, and enjoin penance; may commute vows of pilgrimage, except those of pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Rome and Santiago [de Compos ela], and may commute vows of abstinence (fn. 3) ; and may dispense such of them as are ecclesiastics on account of irregularity and rehabilitate them. They are to make satisfaction to whom they owe it: if not, they shall eo ipso fall again under their former sentences; with the usual clause providing that the present indult shall be vain in case of its being abusively taken advantage of. Iniunctum nobis. (B. and G. de Elten. | B. lx. Valven.) [See below, ff. 81 and 142d.]
1441[–2].
5 Non. March. Florence (f. 21d.)
To John Crowche, an Augustinian friar (fn. 4) . Indult to receive and hold for life any benefice with or without cure, wont to be held etc. as above, f. 3. Religionis etc. (An. and Bornius. | An. xxvii. de Adria.)
1440[–1].
11 Kal. April. Florence (f. 33.)
To the prior of Michelham in the diocese of Chichester. Mandate, at the recent petition of John Rogeri, a Friar Preacher—containing that formerly (relying on certain letters which had emanated from the apostolic see, by which he was dispensed to receive and retain any benefice with cure, even wont to be held by secular clerks, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, and which were by many judged false) he obtained, otherwise canonically collated to him, a certain parish church in the province of Canterbury under pretext of the said letters, which seem to have all the signs commonly wont to be attached to papal letters; and adding that by reason of the aforesaid many try to assert (fn. 5) that he contracted disability, whereas very many others are of the contrary opinion—if he find the facts to be so, to declare and decree that John has incurred no disability on account of the above, and that he could and can retain the said church, and to grant that he may resign it and receive instead and retain for life another benefice, even if it be a parish church or a perpetual vicarage. Annuere solet sedes. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
1441.
4 Kal. April. Florence (f. 33d.)
To the prior and convent of the Cluniac priory of Thetford in the diocese of Norwich. Grant and indult for them and their successors to rent, let etc., as often as they please, all the fruits etc. of their lands etc., tithes, cesses etc., united churches etc., to any fit persons, even laymen, for as long periods as they shall think good, without requiring licence of the diocesans etc. Sacre religionis zelus. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. lxx. de Adria.)
3 Kal. May.
Florence (f. 40.)
To the abbot of St. Michael's Mayo, the archdeacon of Tuam and the dean of Mayo. Mandate, at the recent petition of Philip Oronayn, an Augustinian canon of St. John the Evangelist's, Tuam—containing that he can no longer with a quiet mind and good conscience remain in St. John's, and desires to migrate to Holy Trinity, Ballintober (Sancte Trinitatis de Fonte Sancti Patricii), of the same order, in the diocese of Tuam—if the abbot and convent of St. John's consent, to cause Philip to be received as a canon of Holy Trinity. Religionis etc. (An. and Bornius. | An. xvi. de Adria.)
7 Kal. June.
Florence (f. 42d.)
To the abbot and convent of the Cistercian monastery of Pypwell in the diocese of Lincoln. Grant, at their recent petition—containing that to the vicarage of the parish church of Geydyngton near their monastery are united and appropriated four chapels, distant from the monastery about two miles of those parts, one in each of the towns (ville) of Little Newton, Great Ocle, Great Newton and Barforde, and that the perpetual vicar is bound to keep at his expense a secular priest in the chapel of Little Newton and one in that of Great Ocle, and one in each of the others, which have cure, in order to celebrate mass and other divine offices daily and administer the sacraments to the parishioners dwelling in the said towns; and adding that the fruits etc. of the said vicarage are so much diminished that the said vicar cannot keep the said priests, and that in consequence the burden of doing so falls entirely upon the abbot and convent, to whom the said parish church is united and whose many other burdens are daily increasing—that they and their successors may appoint monks of their monastery to celebrate the said masses etc. in the said parish church and chapels. Exposcit vestre devocionis. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)
6 Kal. May.
Florence (f. 44d.)
To William de Kirtlyngton, an Augustinian canon of Notlay in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, a priest, at his petition and that of king Henry, to receive and retain for life any benefice with cure, even wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if it be a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, and to resign etc., as above, f. 3. Religionis etc. (An. and Ja. Goyer. | An. xxx. de Adria.) [Without the lay patronage clause, the word 'only' and the mention of 'regular clerks.']
15 Kal. July.
Florence (f. 48.)
To the bishop of Killaloe (Laonien.) Mandate (the pope having been informed by Maurice Ocenedyg, an Augustinian canon of the Arroasian (Argacen.) house of Achemycarth in the diocese of Ossory, (fn. 6) that Cornelius alias Concoger Macgillapoil, prior of the monastery or house of St. John Baptist's by le Naenach in the diocese of Killaloe, has committed simony, publicly kept a concubine and dilapidated the goods of the said priorship, and is deeply implicated in other crimes and excesses of which he is held suspect in those parts) if Maurice will accuse Cornelius before the bishop etc. as usual, to summon Cornelius, and if he find the above or two of them true (fn. 7) , to deprive Cornelius, and in that event to collate and assign the said priory, a conventual dignity, with cure and elective, value not exceeding 50 marks sterling, to Maurice; whether it become void by such deprivation, or be void by the free resignation of the said Cornelius or of Dermit Yhaath, or in any other way. Before inducting him the bishop is to receive from Maurice the usual oath of fealty to the pope, according to the form enclosed, etc. Dignum etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxviii. Decimo Kal. Julii Anno Undecimo. de Adria.)
9 Kal. Oct.
Florence (f. 63d.)
To Thomas Balnescotte, a canon of the Augustinian priory of Wroxton in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to receive and retain for life any benefice with cure only, wont to be governed by secular or regular clerks, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (B. and Ciprianus. | B. xxx. Valven.) [Without the patronage clause.]
5 Id. Dec.
Florence (f. 81.)
To the master or preceptor and brethren of the preceptory of the house of St. Anthony, London, of the order of St. Augustine. Grant, at their recent petition (containing that the statutes etc. of the said order provide, under certain pains etc., that no religious thereof shall eat without the refectory or sleep without the dormitory of the house or place where he is for the time being; and adding that their said house of St. Anthony, in whose church they are bound to divine offices, is without any refectory or dormitory) that, the fundamentals of the said order being observed, they may, without incurring such pains etc., like honest priests remain and eat, drink and sleep in decent and honest places of the said house, until there be such refectory and dormitory. Sedis apostolice graciosa. (B. and G. de Elten. | B. xviii. Valven.) [See above, f. 10, and below, f. 142d.]
4 Kal. April.
Florence (f. 92d.)
To John Herreford, a Benedictine monk of St. Martin's, Battle (de Bello), in the diocese of Chichester. Indult to transfer himself from Battle, where he cannot with a quiet mind and good conscience remain, to another monastery or place of the same order, without obtaining licence of his superior. Religionis etc. (B. and G. de Elten. | B. xvi. Valven.)
3 Kal. May.
Florence (f. 98.)
To the prior of St. Wlstan's in the diocese of Dublin. Mandate, at the recent petition of John Broune alias Persone, a canon of the Augustinian priory of St. Mary, Connall, in the diocese of Kildare (containing that he formerly, without licence of his superior, went forth from the said priory, in which had made his profession, betook himself to divers secular places and wandered about, and, wearing however his habit, has lived laudably in the world for about thirteen years) to absolve him from sentences of excommunication etc. and from the note of apostasy incurred, enjoining penance, dispense him on account of irregularity and rehabilitate him. Sedes apostolica, pia mater. (B. and B. de Monte. | B. xvi. Valven.)
Id. July.
Florence (f. 98.)
To the same. Mandate to him (whom the pope has this day (fn. 8) ordered as in the preceding, here recapitulated), the above priory having become void by the death without the Roman court of Maurice Medwede (fn. 9) during the life of Martin V and therefore, being conventual, reserved to that pope, who died without disposing thereof, so that it still remains void and reserved, to collate and assign it, elective and with cure, dependant on no monastery, and value not exceeding 50 marks sterling, to the above John, after he has been duly dispensed etc. as ordered above; whether it be void as stated, or by the death without the said court of John Greuis (fn. 10) , or by the free resignation of Philip Scoyle or Robert Laules, or in any other way; summoning and removing Nicholas Bayly alias Mcnulli who, as the said John alleges, under pretext of an election made by the convent after the said reservation, and of the confirmation thereof by authority of the ordinary, has for more than five years but less than six unduly detained possession. Dignum etc. (B. and Ja. Goier. | B. xxiiii. Pridie Non. Novembris Anno Undecimo. Valven.)
1441[–2].
9 Kal. March Florence (f. 111.)
To William Musselwyk (fn. 11) , an Augustinian friar, S.T.P. Dispensation to receive and retain for life a benefice with cure only etc. as above, f. 3. Religionis etc. (B. and Bornius. | B. xxvi. Valven.)
1441[–2].
Prid. Ka. Feb. Florence (f. 139d.)
To William Elkyngton, an Augustinian canon of Welhou in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life a benefice with cure only etc. as in the preceding. Religionis etc. (B. and Ciprianus. | B. xxv. Valven.)
1441[–2].
Id. Jan. Florence (f. 140d.)
To Thomas Carlton, an Augustinian canon of Northe Feriby in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, a priest and professed of the order of canons regular of the Temple of the Lord at Jerusalem dwelling under the rule of St. Augustine (fn. 12) , to receive and retain for life any benefice with cure [only], wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if it be a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, of the patronage of laymen, their consent being forthcoming (fn. 13) , and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis etc. (An. and Bornius. | An. xxviii. de Adria.)
Ibid.
(f. 142d.)
Transfer in perpetuity, in accordance with the recent petition of John Carpenter, master or preceptor of the Augustinian house of St. Anthony, London, S.T.P., of the feast of the dedication of the church of the said house, which is wont to be celebrated in Lent about the feast of the Annunciation of St. Mary the Virgin, to the third day of October, on which day it would be celebrated more solemnly. Ad. perp. rei mem. Cunctis orbis ecclesiis. (An. and Ja. Goier. | An. xxv. de Adria.) [See above, ff. 10 and 81.]
15 Kal. April.
Florence (f. 177.)
To the bishops of Adria and Evreux and the official of Rouen. Mandate, at the recent petition of Laurence Brystow, a Carmelite friar (containing that the canons of the Augustinian priory of Grasville-Sainte-Honorine (Sancte Honorine loci de Girardiuilla) in the diocese of Rouen elect with licence of the archbishop two persons when it becomes void, one of whom the temporal lord of the said place selects and presents to the archbishop, who institutes him), and at the petition also of John de Talbot, knight, lord of the said place and marshal of France, on behalf of the said Laurence, his chaplain and confessor, to transfer the said Laurence from his said order to that of St. Augustine, receive him as a canon of the said priory etc., and collate and assign to him the same, conventual and value not exceeding 22l. of petits tournois, void by the death without the Roman court of William. Religionis etc. (An. and Ciprianus. | An. xxviii. Decimo Kal. Aprilis Anno Undecimo. de Adria.)
1441.
3 Kal. May. Florence (f. 184. (fn. 14) )
To the prior of St. Mary's, Connayl, in the diocese of Kildare. Mandate (the pope having been informed by Maurice Oheelayn, an Augustinian canon of St. Mary's, Connayl (fn. 15) , in the diocese of Kildare, that Maurice Ocolgayn prior of the Augustinian priory or house of St. Mary, Kylley, in the said diocese, has publicly kept, sometimes within and for the most part without its precincts, a concubine by whom he has begotten offspring still living (fn. 16) , dilapidated the goods thereof, and committed other crimes and excesses [not here specified]) if the said Oheelayn (who was lately dispensed by papal authority, as the son of a priest and an unmarried woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure) will accuse Ocolgayn before the above prior etc. as usual, to summon Ocolgayn, and if he find the above to be true, to deprive Ocolgayn, and in that event to collate and assign to Oheelayn the said priory, conventual, with cure, and elective, dependent on the Augustinian monastery or priory of Durmmach in the diocese of Meath and wont to be governed by monks thereof and value not exceeding 10 marks sterling; whether it become void by such deprivation, or be void by the free resignation of the said Ocolgayn, or in any other way. The pope hereby dispenses Oheelayn, notwithstanding his said defect etc., to receive and retain the said priory. Dignum etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxxv. Septimo Id. Maii Anno Undecimo. de Adria.)
6 Kal. May.
Florence (f. 186d.)
To William Wellys, a Benedictine monk of St. Peter's, Westminster, in the diocese of London. Dispensation to him, a priest, to receive and retain for life any benefice with cure [only], wont etc. as above, f. 140d, but without the clause 'their consent being forthcoming.' Religionis etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxxv. de Adria.)
6 Id. June.
Florence (f. 190.)
To the abbots of Pypwell and Sawtry, and the prior of St. Andrew's, [Northampton], in the diocese of Lincoln. Mandate as below. The recent petition of the Cistercian abbot and convent of Bitlesden in the diocese of Lincoln contained that although by special privilege granted to them by Boniface VIII they ought to be exempt from paying tithes of fruits growing on their lands, alike those which they cultivate with their own hands and those which they rent to others, and have been in peaceable possession of the said exemption from the time of the granting of the said privilege, nevertheless the Augustinian abbot and convent of Oseneye in the said diocese, who hold the parish church of Stowe in the said diocese as appropriated to them, claiming, on the ground of the said church, the right to take the tithes of fruits growing on lands within its bounds, despoiled the said abbot and convent of Bitlesden of the right of the said exemption, and exacted and still detain wrongful possession of the tithes from the fruits growing on certain lands situate within the said bounds and belonging to the said monastery [of Bitlesden]; and that William, abbot of Westminster near London, appointed by papal letters conservator of the Cistercian order, before whom the abbot and convent of Bitlesden caused the abbot and convent of Oseneye to be summoned, gave a definitive sentence, which became a res judicata, in favour of the former, decreeing them to be exempt from the payment of tithes of fruits growing on their lands within the said bounds which they had cultivated and should cultivate with their own hands, and on those which they had, for a moderate time, fixed by him at twenty years, rented or should rent to be cultivated by others in return for yearly pensions, the said abbot William further condemning the said abbot and convent of Oseneye in the tithes which they had taken from the said lands since the time of the said spoliation. The pope therefore, at the said petition, orders the above two abbots and prior to cause the said sentence to be observed, without appeal, invoking the aid of the secular arm etc. Humilibus supplicum votis. (An. and Pizolpassus. | An. xx. de Adria.)
5 Id. Sept.
Florence (f. 201.)
To Thomas Gerueys, a Friar Preacher (fn. 17) , S.T.P. Dispensation, at his own petition and that of Thomas Courtenay earl of Devon, to receive and retain for life any benefice [with cure only], wont etc. as above, f.3. Religionis etc. (B. and Bornius. | B. xxx. Valven.)
1441[–2]. 5 Non. March.
Florence (f. 211d.)
To John Spynck, a Carmelite friar of the house of Norwich. Dispensation to receive and retain for life a benefice with cure only, wont etc. as in the preceding. Religionis etc. (An. and Bornius. | An. xxvi. de Adria.)
1441. 3 Kal. Jan.
Florence (f. 214d.)
To Richard Michell alias Multon, a Benedictine monk of Croyland in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to receive and retain for life a benefice with cure only, wont etc. as in the preceding. Religionis etc. (An. and Ciprianus. | An. xxv. de Adria.)
Ibid. (f. 226d.)To William Langewaths, an Augustinian friar of the house of Lincoln, S.T.B. Dispensation to receive and retain for life a benefice with cure only, secular or regular of any order (fn. 18) , even if it be a parish church etc. as above, f.3. Religionis etc. (B. and Ciprianus. | B. xxx. Valven.)
1441 [–2].
Non. March. Florence (f. 239d.)
To Thomas Barbi, a canon of Dublin. Mandate (the pope having been informed by William River, prior of the hospital or house of St. John Baptist without the walls of Drogheda of the order of Crouched friars (extra muros Pontane ordinis Cruciferorum) in the diocese of Meath, that James Cotyfe (fn. 19) , prior of the priory of the house of St. John Baptist without the new gate of Dublin, immediately belonging to the Roman church, of the said order, has dilapidated the goods of the said priory and, being a public fornicator, has begotten offspring and cherished it (fn. 20) ), if William will accuse James before the above canon etc. as usual, to summon James, and if he find the above to be true, to deprive James, and in that event to collate and assign to William the said priory, which does not depend on any regular place, value not exceeding 400 marks sterling; whether it become void by such deprivation, or be void by the death without the Roman court of John Water, or in any other way. Upon obtaining it, William is to resign the priorship of the said hospital. Dignum etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxxii. Sexto Non. Octobris Anno Duodecimo. de Adria.)

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual Italian description Eugenio IV. 1441. Anno 11. Lib. 147. A flyleaf has the contemporary description 'Secundus (corrected from Primus) de Regularibus Anno xio domini nostri Eugenii pape 4' (a similar contemporary description also occurs, as usual, on the bottom edge of the volume) and the contemporary note Roberti.
2 The contemporary rubric at the top of fol. i. has been almost entirely cut off by the binder.
3 necnon peregrinacionis preterquam in ultramarina ac visitandis beatorum Petri et Pauli necnon Sancti Jacobi liminibus et abstinentia (sic) vota ... commutare.
4 His house is not named.
5 astruere satagant.
6 Mauricio Ocenedyg canonico monasterii de Achemycarth ordinis sancti Augustini Argacen. [sic] Ossorien dioc. referente ...
7 aliisque criminibus et excessibus quibus in partibus illis pernotatus habetur multipliciter implicatus existit
8 Hodie ... nos per alias nostras litteras tibi dedimus in mandatis ut eundem Johannem ... absolueres There is thus a discrepancy between the dates of the two letters.
9 Cf. 'Maurice Modewayt' in Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 44.
10 Cal. Lett. VI, p. 314, has 'Robert Grewys' and on p. 437 occurs 'Robert de Greuiis.' Cf. Cal. VIII, p. 44.
11 His house is not mentioned, but the clause 'notwithstanding the constitutions of Otto and Ottobon put forth in the realm of England' discloses his nationality.
12 qui presbyter et ut asseris ordinem canonicorum regularium tempti domini Jer[oso]l[imita]ni sub regula sancti Augustini degentium expresse professus existis ...
13 quodcunque beneficium ... etiam si parrochialis ecclesia aut eius perpetua vicaria etiam que de iure patronatus laicorum fuerit, accedente consensu patronorum, i.e. an unusual form.
14 clxxiiii, rectius clxxxiiii.
15 i.e. a canon of the house whose prior is to execute the mandate, which is unusual. Cf. below, ƒ. 222, note.
16 focariam ex qua prolem supra terram gradientem suscitauit quandoque infra et plerumque extra septa dicti prioratus publice fouere ... non expauit..
17 His house is not indicated.
18 beneficium ... seculare vel cuiusuis ordinis regulare, an unusual form, evidently written by error, for later on occurs the usual phrase 'per seculares vel regulares clericos predictos.'
19 Cf. 'James Thani' in Cal. Lett. VIII. p. 202.
20 ct publicus fornicator existens prolem suscitauit et fouit gradientem super terram.
00 et si per inquisitionem huiusmodi de illis vel duobus ex eis tibi legitime constiterit, a variation from the more usual et si per inquisitionem huiusmodi premissa vel eorum aliquod quod ... sufficiat inueneris veritate subniti.