Lateran Regesta, 430
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'Lateran Regesta, 430: 1446', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 9: 1431-1447 (1912), pp. 572-580. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103457 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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16 Eugenius IV. (cont.)

De Diversis Formis.

1445 [–6].
10 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 1.)
Grant and indult (seeing that, as the recent petition of a number of members of the Roman court of the English nation contained, the hospital of Holy Trinity and St. Thomas the Martyr, Rome, for persons of the said nation, has a chapel to which the said members and persons much resort for the hearing of divine offices and otherwise, (fn. 2) and that the said members and persons earnestly desire the consecration of the said chapel and also of a cemetery which is to be therein deputed) that the said chapel and such cemetery, after it has been deputed, may be consecrated by any catholic bishop, and bodies buried in the said chapel and cemetery, saving parochial rights; and that the chaplains of the said hospital may, after hearing the confessions of all poor and persons of the said nation dwelling in the said hospital, and the servants thereof, absolve them from all their sins, crimes and excesses, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see, enjoin upon them a salutary penance, and administer to them the sacrament of Eucharist and other ecclesiastical sacraments. Ad fut. rei mem. Regimini universalis presidentes ecclesie. (Chri. and G. de Elten. | Chri. l. Coronen.)
1446.
6 Non. May.
Lateran. (f. 23.)
To William Say, rector of Sutton Courtenay in the diocese of Salisbury, S.T.B. Dispensation to him, who is also M.A., to hold for life, besides the said church [value not stated], any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even a major or a principal dignity, or office etc., in a cathedral, metropolitan or collegiate church, 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, notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance to the contrary [see above, p. 5] etc. Litterarum etc. (An. and Jo. de Steccatis. | An. xxxx. de Adria.) [1¾ pp. See below, ƒ. 127d.]
Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 29.)
To Robert Wymbusch, rector of Wchicheford in the diocese of Worcester, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life, besides the said church, value not exceeding 30l. sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its 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 two parish churches etc., notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. Litterarum etc. (An. and Blondus. | An. xxx. Sed gratis in plumbo et registro de mandato domini nostri pape. de Adria.) [3 pp.]
17 Kal. Aug.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 35.)
To John Ward, perpetual vicar of Cullyngton in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation, at his own petition and that of [John Holland], duke of Exeter, whose chaplain and dean he is, to hold for life, besides the said vicarage, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a major or a principal dignity or office etc. (as above, f. 23), or a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices. Vite etc. (Chri. and G. de Elten. | Chri. xlta. Coronen.) [2 pp.]
12 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 62.)
To the bishop of Salisbury. Mandate to dispense John Wylkyn, layman, and Maud Splendor, of his diocese, to marry notwithstanding the impediment of spiritual relationship arising from Maud's mother having been John's godmother at his baptism. Oblate nobis. (An. and G. de Elten. An. xx. de Adria.)
1445[–6].
17 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 68d.)
To Martin Dyer, priest, of the diocese of Exeter. Indult to him, who is scribe and notary of Edmund, bishop of Exeter, to take, and to rent, let etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices for seven years, whilst studying letters at a university, or as long as he is engaged in the service of the said bishop. Vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the dean, the precentor and the archdeacon of Exeter. Vite etc. (An. and F. de Laude. Ja. de Vicentia. | An. xviiii. xxi. de Adria.) [2 pp.]
1446.
5 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 85.)
To all etc. Relaxation, in perpetuity, of one year of enjoined penance to penitents who on the feast of St. Anne visit the chapel of St. Anne in the church of Hereford, which chapel Thomas, bishop of Hereford, has adorned with sumptuous buildings. Et si cunctos. (Chri. and A. de Florentia. | Chri. xvi. Coronen.)
9 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 110.)
To the bishop of Glasgow. Mandate to dispense John Hamilton, layman, and Margaret Kinkadi (?), (fn. 3) of his diocese, after imposing penance upon them, notwithstanding the impediment of spiritual relationship arising from John's mother having been godmother to Margaret at her baptism, to remain in the marriage which, aware thereof, they formerly contracted per verba legitime de presenti and consummated, and had offspring which, with the offspring to be born of the marriage, is to be decreed legitimate. Oblate etc. (An. and G. de Elten. (fn. 4) | An. xviii. de Adria.)
11 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 136d.)
To the bishop of Elphin. Mandate to dispense Donald Oconchu, layman, and Beanmuan Inginconcaid (fn. 5) (i.e. ingin Concaid), of his diocese, after imposing penance for incest, to marry notwithstanding that they are related in the double third and the eight double fourth degrees of affinity and double fourth of kindred, (fn. 6) aware of which they formerly committed fornication several times and had offspring, which, with the offspring to be born of the marriage, is to be decreed legitimate. Oblate etc. (Chri. and F. de Laude. | Chri. ... Coronen.)
6 Non. May.
Lateran. (f. 137d.)
To William Say, rector of Sutton Courtenay in the diocese of Salisbury, S.T.B. Grant to him, who is also M.A., that he may retain the wardenship of the house or hospital of St. Anthony, for scholars and poor, in the city of London, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, upon whose voidance in a certain way Henry, king of England, whose predecessors had been from, time immemorial wont to dispose thereof, granted it to Walter, [now] bishop of Norwich, before the pope had made provision to him of that church, who restored the letters of appointment to the king to be cancelled, whereupon the king granted it for life to William, then as now (etiam tunc) his chaplain, who in virtue of the said grant obtained possession and still holds it, but now doubts whether the grant holds good. Litterarum etc. (An. and G. de Elten. | An. xxvi. de Adria.) [See above, f. 23.]
5 Id. May.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 148.)
To John de Railstoun, dean of Dunkeld, licentiate of canon law. Dispensation to him, who is secretary of James, king of Scots, to hold for life besides the said deanery, which is a major elective dignity [value not stated], any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a major or a principal elective dignity with cure, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, even if they be two major or principal dignities, provided that they be not two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages. Litterarum etc. (A. and G. de Elten. | A. xxxvi. de Felletis.)
14 Kal. July.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 153d.)
To Charles Oflannagan, priest, of the diocese of Elphin. Rehabilitation, at his recent petition, containing that on the voidance of the perpetual vicarage of Termanncaelyn in the diocese of Elphin by the death of Ymarus Ocreachmayl, he, without any title, took possession by his own temerity and, without any dispensation, detained it for two years against 'Execrabilis' together with the perpetual vicarage of Baislig in the said diocese, and, after resigning Baislig, for more than a year, as he still does, taking the fruits from both, those of Termann not exceeding 3 and those of Baislig 4 marks sterling in yearly value. He is to resign Termann, and, as soon as he conveniently can, is to convert to the fabric of its church the fruits etc., taken during the [said] two years of detention. Sedes apostolica. (An. and Ja. de Vicentia. | An. xii. Residuum pro deo. de Adria.)
Ibid. (f. 154.)To the bishop of Elphin, the prior of St. Mary's, Roscomman, in the diocese of Elphin, and the dean of Elphin. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding (in which the above Charles Oflannagan is styled 'canon of Elphin,' instead of 'priest, of the diocese of Elphin'), to collate and assign to the above Charles, who is a priest and by both parents of noble birth, after he has duly resigned it, the above vicarage of Termann, whether it be void by the death of the above Ymarus, or by the death of Morianus Yflannagan, or in any other way, and also the perpetual vicarage of Duma Cylnaromanach in the said diocese, value not exceeding 3 and 1 marks respectively, void by 'Execrabilis' and therefore reserved to the pope because Finnardus [sic] Ofychnaid, priest, of the said diocese, having obtained it, collated to him by authority of the ordinary, detained it for more than a year, as he still does, without dispensation, together with the perpetual vicarage of Baileintobairbride in the said diocese, summoning and removing the said Finduardus [sic] from the said vicarage of Duma, whether it be void as above, or because the late Maurice Macquedian, priest, having obtained it by collation of the ordinary, held it together with the said vicarage of Baileintobairbride, without dispensation, against the said constitution; notwithstanding that Charles has been received by authority of letters of the pope as a canon of Elphin. He is hereby dispensed to hold both vicarages together for life. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (An. and Cyprianus. (fn. 7) | An. xvi. Residuum pro deo. Tercio Non. Julii Anno Sextodecimo. de Adria.) [2¾ pp.] [See above, Reg. Lat. CCCCXXIX, f. 96d.]
Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 156.)
To William Saundir, archdeacon of Anglesey in the church of Bangor. Dispensation to him, who holds the said archdeaconry, which is a non-major dignity, and a canonry and prebend of the same church, annexed thereto, value altogether not exceeding 40l. sterling, to hold for life, besides the said archdeaconry, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a major or a principal dignity etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, even if two parish churches etc., notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance to the contrary [see above, p. 5] etc. Vite etc. (An. and Blondus. | An. xxx. Sed gratis in plumbo et registro de mandato domini nostri pape. de Adria.) [2½ pp.]
3 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 183d.)
To John Yerd', scholar, of the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to him, who is by both parents of noble birth and in his twenty-first year, to receive and hold, after he has been tonsured, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a dignity etc. Nobilitas etc. (An. and Blondus. | An. xxv. de Adria.) [1 p. +]
3 Id. June.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 191.)
To the bishop of Dunkeld. Mandate, as below. Martin V. (upon its being set forth by the late Thomas, [then] abbot, sometime monk of the Cluniac monastery of Paisley in the diocese of Glasgow, that the late Robert, abbot of Cluny, in accordance with ancient custom, had made provision to him of the said monastery, and that in virtue thereof he had obtained partial possession of the administration and had been blessed) confirmed the said provision and made provision to Thomas; and the present pope (upon its being set forth to him by the said Thomas that pope Martin, at the instance of John Lythqw, a monk of Paisley, a chaplain of the present pope, alleging that he had been despoiled of the said administration by Thomas, and that he had appealed to the apostolic see, committed the appeal cause to the late John, cardinal priest of St. Laurence's in Lucina, who, proceeding per audienciam contradictarum, gave a definitive sentence by which he removed Thomas from the said administration and restored John, papal letters of execution of which sentence (which became a res judicata) John obtained, addressed to certain judges; that the pope subsequently, calling up to himself all the suits and causes in the matter of the said administration between the said Thomas and John and any others, gave a commission to Lewis, sometime cardinal priest of St. Cecilia's, to inform himself about the foregoing, and make a report to the pope, and that inasmuch as the pope learned thereby that neither Thomas nor John had a right in or to the said administration, the pope, with the assent of John's proctor, extinguished all the suits and causes, annulled the said sentence etc., and made provision to Thomas, and then, in order that Thomas and John should remain in concord, granted to John in commendam, motu proprio, the parish church of Dondonald with its annexed chapels and the parish church of Quivox (sancti Kenoci) belonging to the abbatial mensa of Paisley, together with the manor and le manys of Munktoun in the said diocese, for life or until provision should be made to him of the abbatial or other dignity of any monastery, and he should obtain possession thereof, the pope's will being that as soon as the said commenda ceased, the said churches etc. should return to the said mensa, and belong to it as before. Seeing however, as James, king of Scots, and William, earl of Douglas have signified to the pope, the buildings of the said monastery are exposed to ruin and will be exposed to greater ruin unless quickly repaired and restored, that the said commenda is very burdensome (dispendiosa) to the monastery, that the monastery by various disasters is impoverished, that if the said commenda were revoked the abbot would be better able, with its other means, to carry on (intendere) the said repair, the pope, at the petition of the said king, whose progenitors were founders, and of the said earl, orders the above bishop to summon the said John and others concerned, and if he find what has been signified to him by the said king and earl to be the case, to revoke the said commenda, decree that the said churches shall revert to the said mensa and belong thereto, and to annul the pope's letters as far only as regards the said commenda, and order John at once to give up possession of the said churches etc. to abbot Thomas or his proctor, etc. Circa quorumlibet monasteriorum. (Chri. and G. de Elten. | Chri. xxv. Coronen). [2 pp. + See above, pp. 421, 422, 476, 477.]
9 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 231.)
To the bishop of Aberdeen. Mandate to dispense Robert Nory, layman, and Cristina Spens, of his diocese, to remain in the marriage which they formerly contracted per verba legitime de presenti and consummated, in ignorance that, as they afterwards learned, the said Robert had more than once committed fornication with Janet (Joneta) de Anande, related to the said Cristina in the double third degree of kindred, imposing upon them a becoming penance (fn. 8) ; decreeing legitimate the offspring born, if any, and that to be born of the said marriage. Oblate etc. (A. and G. de Elten. | A. xx. de Felletis.)
1446.
Id June.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 238d.)
To Richard Elstowe, rector of Burton Latymere in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life, besides the said church, value not exceeding 60l. sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a major or a principal dignity etc., elective and with cure, 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 above ordinance. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (A. and G. de Elten. | A.l. de Felletis.) [2 pp. +.]
Non. July.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 245.)
To Thomas Sende, perpetual vicar of Burford in the diocese of Lincoln. Grant that the letters (by which the pope lately dispensed him to hold for life, together with the said vicarage, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc. as in the preceding, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices; in which it is stated that he was of noble birth; and in virtue of which he obtained, collated to him by authority of the ordinary, the parish church of Bonfelde in the diocese of Salisbury, the value of which, with that of the said vicarage, does not exceed 50l. sterling) shall hold good from the date thereof, as if they made no mention of the said nobility, which he fears that he cannot prove. Vite etc. (An. and Blondus. | An. xx. Sed gratis in bulla et registro de mandato domini nostri pape. de Adria.) [1 p. +. See above, p. 80.]
7 Kal. April.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 258.)
Grant and indult, at the recent petition of certain faithful of the realm of Scotland (containing that many merchants and other persons of the said realm are wont to go on business to the town of Bruges in the diocese of Tournai and stay there; that they are ignorant of the language of the inhabitants, and are seldom able to find persons there to whom they can confess; and that a chapel was lately deputed for persons of the said realm in the church of the Carmelites' house there, in which chapel masses are celebrated by the chaplain thereof, who knows the language of the said merchants and persons, and who is from time to time taken by some of the said merchants and persons to other places distant not more than two or three days' journey from the said town), that the said chaplain may hear the confessions of the said merchants and persons, absolve them from all sins etc., except in cases reserved to the apostolic see, and enjoin penance, and may also administer to them sacraments and sacramentals. Ad. fut. rei mem. Super gregem. (An. and Cyprianus. | An. xxxv. de Adria.)
11 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 260.)
To the [arch]bishop of Tuam. Mandate, after imposing penance for incest, to dispense William de Burgo, layman, and Onora also de Burgo, of his diocese, to marry notwith- standing that they are related in the third and third and the fourth and fourth degrees of kindred, aware of which they formerly committed fornication more than once and had offspring, which, with the offspring to be born of the marriage, is to be decreed legitimate. Oblate etc. (An. and F. de Laude. | An. xx. de Adria.)
Prid. Id. May.St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 262.)To John Knaythe, priest, of the diocese of Llandaff. Rehabilitation etc. as below. His recent petition contained that formerly he (who was commonly reputed by those who knew him to be of lawful birth, there being few who thought him the son of unmarried parents), believing that a dispensation was not necessary, had himself promoted to all, even holy orders, and ministered therein for many years, obtaining meanwhile the perpetual vicarage of Landyngant and, after resigning it, the rectory of Seynt Athan in the diocese of Llandaff, on the voidance of which latter, by the resignation of the late William Baker to the late John bishop of Llandaff, he was presented by the patron, Thomas Nerber, nobleman, lord of the place of Castelton in the said diocese, to the said bishop, who instituted him to the said rectory, which he now holds, the validity of which presentation and institution some doubt. The pope hereby rehabilitates him, wills that the said presentation and institution shall hold good from the date of these presents, dispenses him that by virtue thereof he may retain the said rectory, value not exceeding 24 marks sterling, and dispenses him ad cautelam to minister in all the said orders and to receive and hold two benefices with or without cure compatible with one another and with the said rectory, and to resign them and it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead three other compatible benefices; notwithstanding his defect of birth, if any, etc. Solet apostolice sedis. (An. and Jo. de Steccatis, | An. xxx. de Adria.) [2 pp.]
5 Id. April.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 287.)
To the bishop of Durham. Mandate to dispense John Neville, knight, of his diocese, and Margaret, relict of John, duke of Somersed [sic] (who, induced by the ardour of a singular affection, and for the conserving of the divers domains which the said Margaret holds by right of dower in several dioceses, and for several other reasonable causes, desire to marry) to do so, notwithstanding that they are related in the second degree of affinity. Oblate etc. (An. and Ja. de Ugolinis. | An. lx. de Adria.)
11 Kal. May.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 310.)
To Thomas Heywod, rector of Northerdeyne in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, B.C.L. Dispensation, as below. The pope lately dispensed him to hold for life, besides the said church, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church. etc., as above, f. 238d, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, the letters of dispensation stating that after he had taken his degree of B.C.L., he had studied civil law for twelve years and had meanwhile often lectured publicly therein; after which (upon its being set forth by him to the pope that, although at the time of the said dispensation he was a B.C.L. and had studied for six years before taking the said degree, he had not lectured for twelve years after taking it) the pope granted to him, who alleged that he had taken the said degree by examination, that the said prior letters and their consequences should hold good, as if they had not stated that after taking the said degree he studied civil law for twelve years and lectured therein. At his recent petition (containing that he did not study civil law for six years before taking the said degree, and did not take it by examination, but that he was then a bachelor, as stated above, and took the said degree in the university of Oxford in the way customary in that university) the pope hereby grants to him (who holds the said church of Northerdeyne, the parish church of Islepe in the diocese of Lincoln, a canonry of Lichfield and the prebend of Hondesaer therein, the value of all not exceeding 40l. sterling) that the said letters and their consequences shall hold good, as if it were not stated in the said other letters that before obtaining the said degree he had studied civil law for six years and had taken the said degree by examination, and that he may retain the said two churches, notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance to the contrary [see above, p. 5], etc. (A. and G. de Elten. | A. xxv. Quinto Kal. Junii Anno Sexto-decimo. de Felletis.) [1¾ p. See below, p. 584.]
5 Kal. June.
St. Peter's, Rome. (f. 312d.)
To the bishop of Bath and Wells. Mandate to dispense William Aylysworth, layman, and Anastasia Broke, of his diocese, to marry notwithstanding the impediment of spiritual relationship arising from the father of Anastasia having been godfather at William's confirmation. Oblate etc. (Chri. and G. de Elten. | Chri. xxv (?) (fn. 9) . Coronen.)

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern description: 'Eugenio IV. 1446 (corrected from '1445'). Anno 16. Lib. 207.' A flyleaf has. in different contemporary hands: 'Primus de diversis formis anno xvio domini nostri Eugenii pape [iiii.],' and 'R(ecipe) Felix.' This folio, as also the whole of the volume, is much damaged by water-stains. A contemporary description, similar to that on the flyleaf, and like it not very legible, occurs, as usual, on the bottom edge of the volume.
2 nuper pro parte dilectorum filiorum plurimorum curialium et Romanam curiam sequencium nationis Anglicane peticio continebat hospitale Sancte Trinitatis et beati Thome martiris de Urbe pro personis nationis ejusdem capellam habent [rectius habet], ad quam pro divinis audiendis et alias frequens curialium ac personarum earundem accessus habetur...'
3 The two surnames especially are damaged by water-stains.
4 Almost invisible.
5 These surnames are likewise hardly visible.
6 'duplici tercio et octo duplici quarto affinitatis necnon duplici quarto consanguinitatis gradibus.'
7 Almost invisible.
8 mandamus quatenus ... cum eisdem Roberto et Cristina, ipsis tamen occasione premissa aliqua congrua per te imposita penitentia, ut impedimento quod ex premissis prouenit nonobstante in ipso matrimonio remanere ... valeant ... dispenses. It is not clear why Cristina is to share in the penance, having been an unwitting offender.
9 Waterstained.