Prid. Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.(f. 7d.)
|To John Wendesley, archdeacon of Stafford in Lichfield, I.U.B. Grant to him (who was formerly dispensed successively by papal authority, as the son of a married knight and an unmarried woman, (i.) to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, (ii.) to hold any benefices with or without cure compatible with one another and with the said benefice, and to resign them, simply or for exchange [Cal. Lett. VII., p. 519 (fn. 2) ], and who has taken the
degree of I.U.B. in the university of Oxford) that in future graces from the apostolic see he shall not be bound to mention the said defect. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. xxviii. de Adria.) [See below, f. 279d.]|
5 Id. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome.(f. 19d.)*
|To the dean of the church of Achonry (Aquaden.). Mandate, at the recent petition of Maurice Omulmocori, clerk, of the diocese of Kilmore (Tyburnien.)—containing that in divers rectories or churches and other rural benefices situate in the deaneries of Drumlaan and Datraie in the said diocese, and belonging to the episcopal mensa of Kilmore and to the abbatial mensa of the Augustinian monastery of Kells (de Censis, rectius de Kenlis) in the diocese of Meath, through the fault of the clerks to whom the said rectories or churches and benefices have been wont to be let or rented under a yearly pension, and of the laymen to whom the rural tithes thereof have been similarly let or rented, divine worship has almost entirely ceased; and that the hospitality which the said Maurice ought to keep up by reason of certain ecclesiastical lands which he holds has become impossible on account of the slenderness of the rents of the said lands and of his other burdens—if the facts be as stated, and if the bishop of Kilmore and the abbot of the said monastery consent, and if the said churches benefices and tithes be not at present rented or let, or as soon as such grants have ceased, to grant and assign the same for life to the said Maurice, under the wonted yearly cess, to be paid to the said bishop and abbot. Vite etc. (An. and Ja. de Vicentia. | An. x. de Adria.)|
Prid. Id. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome.(f. 20d.)
|To William Hill, priest, of the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him (who was formerly dispensed, as the son of unmarried parents, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, and, after having been so promoted and having obtained a canonry of the church of St. Cross, Crecon' [sic], in the diocese of Exeter and the prebend called the bursal prebend therein, to hold one other benefice compatible with the first, after which he obtained the parish church of St. Michael, Clyst, in the same diocese, all (fn. 3) of which he afterwards resigned) to receive and hold the said canonry and prebend and church and any other benefices with or without cure, compatible with one another, and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)|
3 Kal. Dec.
St. Peter's, Rome.(f. 23d.)
|To Henry the Sixth, king of England. Confirmation and approbation, at his recent petition (containing that, having founded and endowed the royal college of the most glorious Virgin Mary, Eton by Windsor, he has erected and purposes
to endow another college of the same most glorious Virgin and St. Nicholas in the university of Cambridge, with the necessary offices, for a provost and seventy scholars, of whom one shall be vice-provost, and that he desires it to have reasonable and convenient statutes and ordinances), of all that has been done in the matter of the said other college; with authority to the king to make and modify such statutes and ordinances, and inhibition of their infringement by any persons of whatever rank soever, except the pope. The pope further grants that the provost and scholars may have a common chest and seal (fn. 4) and all other insignia of a college, and that the king may assign to the provost, vice-provost and scholars a habit to be worn at divine offices and in the university, and that the provost may, at the said times and otherwise, wear an almuce of grey. (fn. 5) Cunctorum largitori. (An. and B. Roverella. | An, cccxxxx. [de Adria]. Nota quod de ista taxa est satisfactum domino Mattheo cubiculario sanctissimi domini nostri, ut patet ex quadam cedula manu sua scripta et in capsa mea recondita, An. de Adria.)|
|[There are ten corrections in the margin, the first subscribed 'Cassatum et correctum de mandato domini B[artholomei Roverella] archiepiscopi Ravennatensis [olim episcopi Adriensis], An. de Adria,' the rest being more briefly subscribed 'Cassatum et correctum ut supra, An.' or simply 'An.'] [See below, ff. 233–236d.]|
|To the archbishop of York and the abbots of Westminster without the walls of London and St. Albans. Mandate, exemplifying the preceding, to cause, at the request of the above king or other interested person, the above statutes to be inviolably observed, proceeding by ecclesiastical censure, etc., without appeal. Hodie nostre littere. ([An.] and B. Roverella. | An. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape de Adria.)|
13 Kal. March.
St. Peter's, Rome.(f. 24d.)
|To Gilbert Forstare, archdeacon of Brechin, M.A. Dispensation to him (whom Martin V dispensed to hold for five years two benefices with care or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities, etc., but not major dignities in cathedral nor principal in collegiate churches [see Cal. Lett. VII, pp. 345, 346], who is by both parents of a race of barons, and who holds the said archdeaconry, which is a non-major dignity with cure, to which a canon and prebend are annexed, and whose value does not exceeed 18l. sterling, and a canonry and prebend of Aberdeen, value not exceeding 12l. sterling) to hold for life the said archdeaconry and any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage, or an elective dignity, even if major or principal, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange,
as often as he pleases, provided that he do not hold two parish churches. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (T. and G. de Elten. | T. xxv. de Teruisio.)|
7 Id. Oct.
St. Peter's, Rome.(f. 44d.)
|To the dean of Moray. Mandate to collate and assign to Alexander Lychton, priest, of the diocese of Aberdeen, M.A. and I.U.B., the hospital called God's house near Elgin, in the diocese of Moray, which has long been wont to be assigned to secular clerks as a perpetual benefice, (fn. 6) and which was originally founded for the maintenance of poor brothers and sisters, on whose voidance by the resignation of James Innes its rector to John, bishop of Moray, that bishop committed it, temporarily and under certain conditions, to John Boyl, priest, of the said diocese, who has by his proctor William Lyel, perpetual vicar of Inchin in the diocese of Aberdeen, ceded the said commission to the pope, so that the said hospital, which is without cure and consists of temporal estates, (fn. 7) and whose yearly value does not exceed 10l. of old sterlings, is still void as above. Dignum etc. (An. and G. Gonne. | An. xxvi. Sexto Id. Januarii Anno Quintodecimo. de Adria.) [3 pp.]|
|7 Id. Oct.|
St. Peter's, Rome.(f. 70.)
|To Ralph, elect of Down. Faculty to him, to whom the pope has lately (fn. 8) made provision of the said see, to be consecrated by any catholic bishop assisted by two or three others. The consecrator shall thereafter receive the usual oath of fealty, according to the form enclosed, and cause it to be sent (destinare procures, rectius procuret) to the pope by Ralph's (tuas) letters patent sealed by Ralph's (tuo) seal; without prejudice to the archbishop of Armagh's rights as metropolitan. Cum nos pridem. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. xvi. de Adria.)|
|10 Kal. Oct.|
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 72.)
|To the abbot of Caldyr in the diocese of York. Mandate, at the recent petition of the inhabitants of the valley of Eschdale in the diocese of York—containing that the houses or farms (domus siue mansiones) which they inhabit are ten miles of those parts or more distant from the parish church of St. Bee (sancte Bigie) in the deanery of Coupland (Copulandie) in the said diocese, and that there intervene two broad (grossis) waters and three streams (rivulis), which swell in rainy and winter weather, so that they cannot conveniently go thither for christenings, burials, divine offices, sacraments and sacramentals; and adding that the rector of the said church has sufficient for his support, and that if the chapel of St. Catherine the Virgin situate in the said valley were erected into a parish [church], and if they were allowed to
have burials therein and in its cemetery, and a baptismal font, it would be to their great benefit—if he find the facts to be as stated, and if the priest of the said chapel consent, (fn. 9) and after compensation has been made to the said parish church, to erect the said chapel into a parish church with cemetery, font, bell-tower and bells and other parochial insignia, etc. Regimini universalis ecclesie. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxxx. de Adria.)|
3 Non. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 138.)
|To the archbishop of York, the bishop of Bath and the archdeacon of Hainaut in Liége. Mandate, at the recent petition of William, bishop of Lincoln—containing that upon John Macwarth, dean of Lincoln, alleging that he had appealed to the apostolic see from certain grievances etc. set forth in a process between him and the said bishop about subjection and jurisdiction etc., although he had unjustly opposed the said bishop and molested him etc., the pope committed the cause (fn. 10) to Master Malatesta de Capitaneis, a papal chaplain and auditor, who pronounced a definitive sentence in favour of the bishop, pronounced the said oppositions, molestations, etc. unlawful, imposed perpetual silence on the said dean, released the bishop from further proceedings by the dean, (fn. 11) and condemned the dean in the costs, which he afterwards taxed at 20 gold florins of the camera; and adding that the bishop doubts whether the dean will obey the said sentence—solemnly to publish the aforesaid, not to allow the bishop to be in future proceeded against or molested by the dean in regard to the said matter, (fn. 12) cause satisfaction to be made to the bishop in respect of the said costs, invoking the aid of the secular arm, etc. Exhibita nobis. (An. and Anselmus. | An. xii. de Adria.)|
4 Kal. Jan.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 210.)
|Confirmation, at the recent petition of Thomas Chichele, archdeacon of Canterbury, of the composition made by Thomas [Arundel], sometime archbishop of Canterbury, about wills in the city and diocese. The pope exemplifies the said composition, Univ. sancte etc. In partem solicitudinis, dated in the archbishop's palace of Canterbury, 26 March, the morrow of the Annunciation, 1397, the first year of his translation, which state ..., in the church of
Canterbury, are dated as above [as in Reg. Lat. C. ff. 165 sq., Cal. Lett. V., pp. 483–485.] Ad fut rei mem. Regimini universalis. (An. and Jo. de Steccatis. | An. l. de Adria.) [6 pp.]|
|3 Kal. Dec.|
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 233.)
|Indult, at the petition of Henry the Sixth, king of England, that the provost and scholars of the royal college of the most glorious Virgin Mary and St. Nicholas, which he has erected in the university of Cambridge (fn. 13) for a provost and seventy scholars, may, as long as they study therein, take and rent, let, etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of anysoever their benefices, with or without cure, except only the daily distributions. Ad perp. rei mem. Exacte perscrutantes consideracionis. (An. and B. Roverella. | An. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. de Adria.) [See above, f. 23d.]|
|To the archbishop of York and the abbots of Westminster without the walls of London and St. Albans in the diocese of Lincoln. Mandate, exemplifying the preceding letters, to execute them. Hodie nostras concessimus litteras. (An. and B. Roverella. | An. Gratis de mandato [domini nostri pape]. de Adria.)|
|Indult, at the petition of the above king, who has erected and endowed the above college (fn. 14) for a provost and seventy scholars and their servitors and ministers, that the said provost and the fit priests by him deputed, secular or regular, as often as they hear the confessions of the said scholars and servitors and ministers, and that the confessors whom the said provost shall choose, as often as they hear his confessions, (fn. 15) may absolve them and him from all their sins, etc., from all sentences of excommunication, etc., except in cases reserved to the apostolic see, and once even in such reserved cases, enjoin penance, dispense on account of irregularity contracted by celebrating mass, etc., when under such sentences, and rehabilitate them, and moreover commute their vows, except those of visiting the Holy Land, the shrines of SS. Peter and Paul, Rome (de Urbe) and St. James in Compostella; and that the said provost may grant to the said scholars and servitors and ministers, and one of the said confessors to the said provost, being contrite and having
confessed, plenary remission of all their sins, once only, in the hour of death; with the usual clause 'Et ne quod absit' against abuse of the said plenary indulgence, the clause requiring fasting every Friday for a year, etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Pastoris eterni. (An. and B. Roverella. | An. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. de Adria.)|
(f. 236d.) (fn. 16)
|Indult, at the petition of the above king, who has founded and endowed the above college (fn. 17) for a provost and seventy scholars, one of them being vice-provost, with servitors and ministers, that there may be therein a chapel and a cemetery, which may be consecrated by any catholic bishop; that mass, etc. may be celebrated by fit priests, even before daybreak and when the said place [of Cambridge] is under interdict; that the sacraments may be administered to the said provost, scholars and servitors and ministers, and that they and others who wish, may be buried therein; that the provost and the scholars whom he shall present as fit may, as long as they live in the college, be promoted to all, even holy orders by any catholic bishops; that the provost, or other fit priest approved by him, may reconcile the said chapel and cemetery; that the provost and scholars shall not be bound to assign to any other the canonical fourth or any other portion of any legacies etc., or hear mass, etc., or receive the said sacraments or make any oblations in any parish churches within whose bounds the college is situate, or pay any tithes to the rectors of such churches on account of lands etc. within such bounds, all oblations made by any faithful within the said college being converted altogether to their uses; with grant that the provost shall, in regard to the execution etc. of the wills of the said scholars and servitors and ministers, and the subprovost in regard to the execution etc. of the wills of the provost, have the same authority and power in such matters as the diocesans, etc. Ad fut. rei mem. Quoniam litterarum studiis. (An. and Roverella. | An. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. de Adria.)|
5 Non. March.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 237d.)
|To the bishop of Norwich. Mandate to dispense Geoffrey Pawe of Great Cressyngham, layman, and Katherine [daughter] of Geoffrey Rewet, of his diocese, to remain in the marriage which they formerly contracted per verba legitime de presenti in ignorance that Geoffrey's mother had been Katherine's godmother at her baptism; decreeing (decernendo) legitimate the offspring born, if any, and that to be born of the said marriage. Oblate nobis. (Chri. and G. de Elten. | Chri. xvi. Coronen.)|
|Ibid.||To the archbishop of York. Mandate, after imposing penance, to dispense John Whitteby, 'vestment-macer,' citizen of York, and Margaret Bulmer, of noble birth, of his diocese, who have more than once committed fornication together, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the third degree of affinity; proclaiming (nunciando) legitimate the offspring to be born of the marriage. Oblate etc. (Chri. and G. de Elten. .| Chri. xxiiii. Coronen.)|
|To John Forest, dean of Wells. Indult to him, who is in decrepit age and blind, to choose a coadjutor as often as he pleases or need is. Tue devocionis meritis. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xx. de Adria.)|
Prid. Non. Dec.St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 246d.)
|To David Stewart, a canon of Ross, M.A. Dispensation to him (who is a kinsman of James, king of Scots, and has been dispensed by papal authority, on account of illegitimacy as the son of the late earl of Mar and Garviach, then married, and a married woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold any compatible benefices with and without cure, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased) not to be obliged, in future beneficial and other graces etc. from the apostolic see, to mention the said defect. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxxvi. de Adria.)|
7 Kal. Feb.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 254d.)
|To Walter Lyhert, elect of Norwich. Faculty as above, f. 70 to Ralph, elect of Down, mutatis mutandis. (fn. 18) Cum nos nuper. (An. and Ja. de Vicentia. | An. xvi. de Adria.)|