Lateran Regesta, 387
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'Lateran Regesta, 387: 1442', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 9: 1431-1447 (1912), pp. 244-252. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103414 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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12 Eugenius IV.

De Diversis Formis.

1442.
5 Kal. Aug. lorence (f. 15d.)
To William Gambon, perpetual vicar of Halberton in the diocese of Exeter, I.U.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 scientia, vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the dean, the precentor and the treasurer of Exeter. Litterarum etc. (An. and B. de Monte, Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xii. xiiii. de Adria.)
17 Kal. June.
Florence (f. 26.)
To the abbot of Westminster without the walls of London. Mandate, at the recent petition of Thomas Taylard, priest, of the diocese of Lincoln (containing that formerly, after Martin V's confirmation of all sentences etc. promulgated by popes against simoniacs, and his reservation to himself and his successors of absolution therefrom, and after the present pope's like confirmation and reservation, upon the voidance of the parish church of Berowghy in the said diocese, certain of Thomas's kinsmen or friends without his knowledge gave and assigned to the patron some silver vessels (fn. 2) to the intent that he should present Thomas to the ordinary, which he did, the said ordinary instituting him and Thomas taking possession; after which the said kinsmen or friends informed Thomas of the said gift and assignment, which he ratified, paying to them a certain quantity of money by way of recompense), to absolve Thomas from the said sentences etc. incurred, enjoining penance, dispense him on account of irregularity contracted and rehabilitate him. In the event of the above abbot's so doing, the pope hereby grants indult that Thomas may, without resignation and without fresh presentation and institution, continue to hold the said church. Sedes apostolica. (B. and Blondus. | B. xl. Valven.) [The letter is cancelled by strokes, with note in the margin: Cassata et alibi registrata propter nimiam correcturam de mandato domini C. Ariminen. locumtenentis, An. de Adria. See above, p. 63.]
5 Id. July.
Florence (f. 35d.)
To Roger Kyrkebi, perpetual vicar of Dalby Magna in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult for seven years as above, f. 15d. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of London and Lichfield, and the abbot of Westminster in the diocese of London. Vite etc. (B. and Ciprianus, Ja. de Vicencia. | B. xii. xiiii. Valven.)
Ibid. (f. 36d.)To Hugh Tapton, perpetual vicar of Greslei in the diocese of York. Indult for seven years as in the preceding. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury, the bishop of Lichfield and the abbot of Westminster in the diocese of London. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. de Vicencia, Ciprianus. | An. xii. xiiii. de Adria.)
5 Kal. Aug.
Florence (f. 42d.)
Confirmation etc. as below. The recent petition of the dean and chapter of the church of Salisbury contained that a custom was lately observed in the said church that canons and persone with dignities, (fn. 3) before being admitted to personal residence, made a feast in which some laid out 100l. and more; and that the dean and chapter commuted the said feast or the cost thereof into other works of the fabric, and the sustentation of the persone residing and keeping hospitality, and made a statute and ordinance that henceforth in perpetuity, at the time of their admission, simple canons should, on account of their prebends, pay to the dean and chapter for the said purposes etc. 107 marks sterling, 6s. 8d. of the money current in those parts, and canons holding dignities 157 marks 6s. 8d., on account of their dignities [Statuta et Consuetudines Eccl. Cath. Sarisberiensis edd. E. A. Dayman & W. H. R. Jones, Bath, 1883, pp. 92, 93.] The pope hereby confirms the said commutation, statute and ordinance, and moreover, potiori pro cautela, ordains that henceforth all who by reason of simple prebends, and all who by reason of a prebend and a dignity, wish to be admitted to residence shall at the time of admission or before pay to the dean and chapter for the above purposes 107 marks 6s. 8d. and 157 marks 6s. 8d. respectively. Ad fut. rei mem. Romanus pontifex cui omnium. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)
8 Kal. Aug.
Florence (f. 60d.)
To John Halcote, rector of Newton Ferrers in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him, who is of noble race, at his own petition and that of king Henry, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 60l. sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or a dignity etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, even if parish churches etc., notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance to the contrary [see above, p. 5.] etc. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. l. de Adria.)
Prid. Id. July. Florence (f. 72.)To Richard Stoile, perpetual vicar of Colbrok in the diocese of Exeter. Indult for seven years as above, f. 15d. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the dean, the precentor and the treasurer of Exeter. Vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten, Ja. Petri. | An. xiiii. xvi. de Adria.)
10 Kal. Oct.
Florence (f. 79d.)
To John Penbroke, clerk, of the diocese of Meath. Rehabilitation, at his recent petition containing that the late archbishop of Armagh or his vicar-general in spirituals was ordered to dispense him by papal authority, on account of his illegitimacy 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; that before the said mandate could be executed by the said archbishop, who died before it was presented, or by his vicar, the said John, believing that it could be executed, presented the letters thereof to John Lyde, prior of the Augustinian monastery of Loueth in the said (sic) diocese [of Armagh], one of the guardians of the spirituality of the church of Armagh; and that, after the said prior had executed the said letters, John had himself, in ignorance of the law, promoted to all, even holy orders, ministered therein and obtained, collated to him by authority of the ordinary, the chantry of Holy Trinity in the parish church of St. Nicholas in the Shambles, in the diocese of London. Besides rehabilitating him, the pope grants that the said collation and obtaining shall hold good from the date of these presents, as if he had been sufficiently dispensed, and specially dispenses him to minister in his orders and hold the said chantry. Vite etc. (B. and Ja. Goier. | B. xxv. Valven.)
7 Id. Sept.
Florence (f. 89.)
Confirmation, with recapitulation and also exemplification in full, of the public instrument [Registrum Episcopatus Brechinensis I. pp. 66–68.] 'In nomine domini amen. Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum,' which the pope has caused to be examined in his chancery, drawn up in the year of the Incarnation 1435, August 12, indiction 13, the 5th year of pope Eugenius, by and in the presence of John Ydill, clerk, of the diocese of St. Andrews, notary public by imperial authority, in the presence of, as witnesses, Sir William Hernwart, vicar of F(er)nuel (fn. 4) in the diocese of Brechin, Sir Richard Dot, vicar of Balhelwy in the diocese of Aberdeen, and Sir Patrick Nicholaii, priest and notary public, and many other witnesses [not here named], and sealed with the seal of John, bishop of Brechin, and the common seal of the chapter of Brechin, whereby the said bishop John, Master Cuthbert, dean, Sir Gilbert, precentor, and other canons and prebendaries of Brechin, in chapter-house on the above date assembled, (having been duly summoned by the said dean, as was testified by the said bishop, by other canons and by Sir John Strile [rectius Steile], notary public), ordained, upon exposition being made by the said bishop of the poverty of the said church and its entire lack of vestments and other needful ornaments, that for buying and renewing the same each new bishop, dean and canons should pay as follows from the first fruits of their benefices, giving good security before their reception by the chapter and taking oath to the dean, or, in his absence, to the senior member of the chapter, (fn. 5) to wit, the bishop, as prebendary of Brechin, 10 marks of the money current for the cope (cappa) of his said prebend, (fn. 6) the dean, precentor, archdeacon, vicar [and the prebendaries of] Lethnot [and] Glenb(er)wy[n] (fn. 7) , each 5 marks, and all others holding dignities and prebends, each 40s. (fn. 8) Ad perpetuam (fn. 9) rei memoriam. Is que pro divini cultus. (An. and Pizolpassis. | An. xxx. de Adria.) [3 pp.]
5 Non. Oct.
Florence (f. 93.)
To John Filay, perpetual vicar of Bampton in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Indult for seven years as above, f. 15d. Litterarum etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Worcester, the abbot of Chartesey in the diocese of Winchester and the dean of Salisbury. Litterarum etc. (An. and W. de Campo, Ja. Petri. | An. xiiii. xvi. de Adria.)
6 Id. Aug.
Florence (f. 128d.)
To William Paulyn, perpetual beneficiary in the church of Exeter. Indult for seven years to take and to rent etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his perpetual benefice, called a chantry, in the church of Exeter, and of any other his benefices, present and future, within the city and diocese of Exeter only, whilst residing in the said church, and not to be bound meanwhile to reside in such other benefices. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the dean, the precentor and the treasurer of Exeter. Vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten, Ja. Goier. | An. xx. xxii. de Adria.)
Id. June.
Florence (f. 168d.)
Exhortation to all faithful to give alms for the repair of the bridge called Womberley in the diocese of Exeter, which has been broken for several years, whereby many persons have perished; with relaxation, to be valid during three years only, of a hundred days of enjoined penance to penitents who do so. The pope forbids the present letters to be sent by questuarii, and decrees them void if this be done. Universis Christifidelibus ... Quoniam ut ait apostolus. (An. and Carolus. | An. xiiii. de Adria.)
6 Kal. Sept.
Florence (f. 183.)
To the bishop of Kilmore (Triburnen.). Mandate, after imposing penance for their incest, to dispense to marry Magonius Yryarich, layman, and Saubina Yryarich, of his diocese, who, not in ignorance that they were related in the second and double third degrees of kindred and the triple third of affinity, have committed fornication and begotten offspring, which, and the offspring to be born of the marriage, is to be decreed legitimate. Oblate nobis. (B. and Idem (i.e. Ja. Goier, as in the letter which immediately precedes in the Register. | B. xxv. Valven.)
7 Id. Sept.
Florence (f. 191d.
Relaxation, to be valid in perpetuity, of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feasts of St. Mary the Virgin and that of the dedication of the below-mentioned chapel, and each day of the octaves of the said feasts, visit and give alms for the conservation, repair etc. of the church of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary the Virgin, Jerpoint (de Jeriponte), in the diocese of Ossory (whose cloister, dormitory, bell-tower and other offices are in need of much repair), and the chapel of St. Moling, which belongs to the said monastery. Universis etc. Ineffabilia meritorum insignia. (An. and Jo. Aurispa. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)
17 Kal. July.
Florence (f. 207.)
To William Fidyon, rector of Wytlingworth (fn. 10) in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to him, who is studying canon law in the university of Cambridge, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 28 marks sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, even if parish churches etc., notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. Vite etc. (B. and Pizolpassis. | B. l. Valven.)
7 Kal. Oct.
Florence (f. 217.)
Relaxation, to be valid during twenty years only, of five years and five quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on each of the feasts of Whitsuntide, Nativity of St. Mary the Virgin and St. Patrick, and on All Saints, and of a hundred days to those who on each of the octaves of the said feasts of the Nativity and St. Patrick, and on the six days of Whitsun week, visit and give alms for the furnishing with books, chalices, ecclesiastical ornaments etc., and for the repair, restoration and conservation, of the Friars Minors' house of St. Francis, Gahannyh, in the diocese of Cork, which Donald Oscolly, a Friar Minor, with the aid of alms founded and built. Universis etc. Altitudo providentie divine. (An. and Cincius. | An. xxx. de Adria.)
Prid. Id. July.
Florence (f. 234.)
To the bishop of Exeter. Mandate, after enjoining penance, to dispense Vincent Stappe, layman, and Joan, of his diocese, to remain in the marriage which they formerly contracted not in ignorance of the existence of an impediment of spiritual relationship arising from Vincent's mother having been Joan's godmother at confirmation. The bishop is to decree the past offspring of the marriage, and future offspring, legitimate. Oblate etc. (B. and Ja. Goier. | B. xvi. Valven.)
12 Kal. Aug.
Florence (f. 236.)
To the bishop of St. Andrews. Mandate to dispense Robert de Lawedre of Bas, nobleman, donsel, and Janet (Joneta), noblewoman, damsel, daughter of Alexander Hum, nobleman, knight, of his diocese, in order to assuage the dissentions which arose between the said Alexander and Robert about a certain succession etc., to marry, notwithstanding that they are related in the second and third degrees of kindred. Oblate etc. (B. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | xxviii. Valven.)
5 Id. July.
Florence (f. 236d.)
To the bishop of Durham. Mandate to dispense William Mathow, layman, and Isabel Chilton, of his diocese, to marry, notwithstanding the impediment of the third degree of affinity, arising from William's late wife Agnes having been related to Isabel in the third degree of kindred. Oblate etc. (B. and B. de Monte. | B. xx. Valven.)
6 Kal. Sept. Florence (f. 255.)To the archbishop of Tuam. Mandate, the churches of Tuam and Annadown being united, to dispense to marry William Sgyret (sic), layman, and Kathleen (Katilina) Lynci, of his diocese, who are related threefold in the third and third degrees of affinity and the fourth and fourth degrees of kindred, and have committed fornication, for which penance is to be imposed. Offspring of the marriage is to be declared legitimate. Oblate etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xviii. de Adria.)
17 Kal. July.
Florence (f. 259d)
To William Orell, rector of the parish church of Llanys-tudwy (fn. 11) in the diocese of Bangor, M.A. Dispensation to him, who was lately 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, to hold for life with the said church of Llanystudwy, value not exceeding 30 marks sterling, any benefice with cure etc. as above, f. 207. Litterarum etc. (An. and Pizolpassus. | An. l. de Adria.) [See above, p. 157.]
8 Kal. Aug.
Florence (f. 286.)
To Roger Harper, perpetual vicar of the parish church of Box in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to him, who is of noble race, at his own petition and that of Master Adam Moleyns, dean of Salisbury, a notary apostolic, to hold for life with the [perpetual vicarage of the] said church, value not exceeding 24 marks sterling, any benefice with cure etc. as in the preceding. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)
Prid. Id. Sept.
Florence (f. 294.)
To William de Floquez, prior of Savennières (de Sauoneris), O.S.B., in the diocese of Angers, administrator in spirituals and temporals of the church of Evreux. Appointment — seeing that, as Charles, king of the French, has signified to the pope, he has recovered from his adversaries the city of Evreux and a great part of the diocese, and holds suspect, on account of his adhesion to the said adversaries during their occupation, bishop Pasquerius [de Vaux] (fn. 12) , who does not reside in the said city and still adheres to the said adversaries—of the said William (who is a priest, has made an open profession of the said order, and is by both parents of noble race, at the petition of the said king, who asserts that William is the uncle of Robert de Floquez, lord of le Chatillon (de Castilione) in the diocese of Bourges, the said king's captain and bailli in those parts) to be administrator in spirituals and temporals, during the pleasure of the pope and the apostolic see, as far as regards the said city and the other places in the said diocese which are and shall be under the temporal dominion of the said king; with the necessary faculties etc. Romanus pontifex in quo. (An. and B. Roverella. | An. l. de Adria.)
7 Id. Sept.
Florence (f. 301.)
To the bishop of Elphin. Mandate, at the petition of Magonius Megaerathai, layman, and Derborgyll ni Ykeallay, of his diocese (containing that they, he being aware and she unaware that they were related in the second and third degrees of affinity, contracted marriage per verba legitime de presenti and had offspring therefrom, and that he meanwhile committed fornication, once only with a daughter of Derborgyll's sister, and with another woman, wherefore he and Derborgyll are related in the second and fourth degrees of affinity) to absolve Magonius from excommunication incurred, enjoining upon him penance, and afterwards, if it seem expedient, and after temporary separation, to dispense Magonius and Derborgyll to contract anew and remain in the said marriage, decreeing the said and future offspring legitimate. Oblate etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxvi. de Adria.)
6 Id. Aug.
Florence (f. 301d.)
To Edmund, bishop of Exeter. Faculty for life to reconcile churches, monasteries and cemeteries of his city and diocese by deputy, a priest; the water being blessed by bishop Edmund himself or by another bishop (antistes). Tue devocionis precibus. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)
17 Kal. Sept.
Florence (f. 301d.)
To Nicholas Stephyn, clerk, of the diocese of Exeter. Indult to him, who has contracted marriage with one wife, a virgin, to exercise the office of notary public in the court of Canterbury and before any ordinaries, even below bishops, or other commissaries or ecclesiastical judges, etc., notwithstanding the provincial statute of Canterbury to the contrary [see Lyndwood, Provinciale, lib. III, tit. 3, cap. 2, on pp. 129–130 of the Oxford edition of 1679]. Sincere devocionis affectus. (An. and Blondus. | An. xx. de Adria.) [For a like indult see below, Reg. Lat. 388, f. 134.]
Ibid. (f. 302.)To Thomas Copleston, clerk, of the same diocese. 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, after which he had himself made a clerk, and who is in or about his twenty-first year) to hold any benefices compatible with one another and with the said benefice, of any number and kind, with or without cure, even if canonries and prebends, dignities, etc., and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. After attaining his twenty-third year he may hold one of the said benefices which shall be with cure and be a parish church, or a perpetual vicarage or a dignity etc., and may have himself promoted to all the said orders. Vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten.| An. xxxx. de Adria.)
3 Id. Aug.
Florence (f. 308d.)
To the bishop of Ferns. Mandate, after absolving from excommunication incurred, enjoining penance, and after temporary separation, to dispense, if it seem expedient, Thomas Hay, layman, son of Nicholas Hay of Ballyenas, and Elena [daughter] of Philip Furlang, of his diocese, to contract anew and remain in the marriage which they formerly contracted per verba legitime de presenti not in ignorance that they were related in the double third degree of affinity, the offspring of which, and future offspring, is to be decreed legitimate. Oblate etc. (B. and Ja. Goyer. | B. xx. Valven.)

Footnotes

1 The volume is described on the back: 1442. An. xii Eugenii IV. A flyleaf has, in contemporary hands, the note Henricus, the description Secundus de diuersis formis Anno Duodecimo domini nostri Eugenii' and the note Rubricatus est. On the bottom edge of the volume is also, as usual, the contemporary description Secundus de diuersis formis Anno xii Eugenii pape iiiiti.'
2 quedam clenodia sive iocalia videlicet vasa argentca.
3 quod canonici dicte ecclesie et persone inibi in dignitatem constitute
4 Fnuel, with a mark of contraction over the n.
5 in manibus decani vel maioris de capitulo in sua absencia.
6 pro cappa sue prebende predicte.
7 Glenbwy, with a contraction line over the three middle letters. in the pope's recapitulation it is written in the fuller form 'Glemberui.'
8 et omnes alie dignitates et prebende [rectius omnes alii dignitates et prebendas obtinentes] quilibet quadragenta solidos.
9 Substituted in the margin by An[tonius de Adria] for 'futuram,' which is cancelled by him.
10 So spelt twice, but also written three times 'Wyrlingworth.'
11 parrochialis ecclesie de Dellanystudwy, as also in the body of the letter.
12 Bishop Pasquerius received on March 26, 1440 an indult to visit his diocese by deputy for seven years, and receive the procurations (Reg. Lat. 373, f. 279), and on the same date a faculty to reserve, and afterwards to collate, benefices to four members of his household (ibid. f. 280). See also above, p. 48.