Vatican Regesta 385
1447-1448

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'Vatican Regesta 385: 1447-1448', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 10: 1447-1455 (1915), pp. 2-17. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103515 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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Vatican Regesta. Vol. CCCLXXXV. (fn. 1)

Littere Secrete.

1 Nicholas V.

1447.
Non. July.
(7 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 43d.)
To George Neville, son of Richard, earl of Salisbury, a canon of York. Dispensation to him (who is of royal lineage and in his fifteenth (fn. 2) year, and holds a canonry of York with the prebend of Massam, and of Salisbury with the prebend of Cheristoke, value not exceeding 120l. and 30l. sterling respectively) to receive and to hold for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, or elective dignities, major or principal, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead for life two other incompatible benefices, notwithstanding his defect of age and any constitutions etc. to the contrary; provided that the cure of souls be not neglected. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto and Julii. | lx. A. de Strata, Ja. Bouron. pro Jo. de Reate, L. de Castiliono.)
Kal. Sept.
(1 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 60d.)
To John de Railstoun, dean of Dunkeld, licentiate of canon law. Dispensation, at his recent petition (containing that he, a counsellor of James king of Scots and one of his privy council, is commonly reputed in Scotland to have been born of a lawful marriage, but, having been secretly informed that he was illegitimate, was dispensed by papal authority, pro tutiori cautela, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and receive and hold any benefices with or without cure), to be promoted, elected etc. archbishop or bishop, and to exercise the administration; with grant that in any future letters obtained by him from the apostolic see, even about such promotions, he need not mention the said defect and the dispensations concerning it, etc. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (P. de Noxeto and Augusti. | lx. A. de Strata. Ja. de Viterbio.)
Prid. Kal. Aug.
(31 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 63d.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of the president and chapter and Nicholas Carent, a canon of Wells, licentiate in civil law, contained that formerly, on the voidance by the death of John Forest of the deanery of the said church, a major elective dignity with cure, the president, canons and chapter assembled and elected dean the said Nicholas, who consented to the election and had it confirmed successively by authority of the ordinary and by papal authority, and by virtue of the said election and of the confirmation by authority of the ordinary obtained and is still in possession: that John de la Bere, a canon of Salisbury (alleging that he had, in virtue of letters granted to him by Eugenius IV, accepted within the lawful time the said deanery, void as above, and had got provision made to him thereof, and that it belonged to him) appealed to the apostolic see from the said election, both before and after it took place, and from the said confirmation by authority of the ordinary, and sent an envoy to the said see in order to obtain a judge (fn. 3) ; that at length Nicholas and John. in order to avoid further trouble and expense, agreed to take Margaret, queen of England, as arbitrator, who pronounced that the possession of the said deanery had belonged and belonged to Nicholas: and that meanwhile pope Eugenius, after the said election and confirmation, committed at John's instance to Master Malatesta de Capitaneis, then as now a papal chaplain and auditor, the causes which John intended to bring, alike against Thomas, bishop of Bath and Wells, and the said president, chapter and a number of others, as also against the said Nicholas, and likewise the appeal or appeals of the said president and chapter, which auditor is said to have decreed divers sentences of excommunication etc. against the said president and chapter and Nicholas. Seeing that, as the said petition added, the said parties have already suffered, and, unless a remedy be found. will continue to suffer, grievous labours and expenses. and even perhaps bodily perils, and that the merits of the cause can be made clear more conveniently and with less labour and expense in [those] parts than in the Roman court, the pope, at the petition of the said president, chapter and Nicholas (who allege that Henry Werkew, (fn. 4) prior of St. Mary's de Overes in the diocese of Winchester, one of the three executors of the said letters granted to John, promulgated sentences of excommunication etc. against them, after and before divers appeals made by them from certain grievances to the apostolic see and, by way of precaution, (fn. 5) to the court of Canterbury; that from the said promulgation and other grievances inflicted by the said prior and his sub-executors they have likewise appealed to the said see and, by way of precaution, (fn. 5) to the said court; and that some allege that the first term (fn. 6) in the prosecution of the said appeals has expired or is about to end) hereby calls up the said cause and causes to himself, grants to the said president, chapter and Nicholas a second term, (fn. 6) and at their said petition and that of queen Margaret orders the above archbishop to summon the said John and others concerned, and, if he find lawful the said election confirmation and arbitration, to absolve the said Nicholas, and any of the canons or chapter and any of their abettors in the matter, from the said and any other sentences etc., enjoining penance, dispense them on account of irregularity, and rehabilitate them, extinguish the said causes, approve and confirm the said election, confirmation and arbitration and their consequences, and grant to Nicholas a decree that the said election and confirmation shall hold good, even if the deanery be void by the resignation of the said John Forest, or in any other way, imposing perpetual silence on the said John de la Bere alias Dalbert. Apostolice sedis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape, L. de Castiliono.) [3½ pp.See Cal. Lett. VIII., pp. 257, 273, 274, 308, 311–314.]
Prid. Kal. Oct.
(30 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f 89.)
To Henry Sharpe, rector of Potterspury in the diocese of Lincoln, D.C.L. Motu proprio reservation, for collation to him, who is an abbreviator of apostolic letters, of the parish church of Undell alias Undull in the diocese of Lincoln [value not stated], about to become void by the consecration, which is to take place, of John, elect of St. Davids, recently promoted to that church by the pope. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishops of Lincoln and Winchester and the archdeacon of Hainaut in Lieége.Hodie motu proprio. (Petrus de Noxeto and Oct[obris]. | xv. xiii. F. de Laude. L. de Castiliono.) In the margin is also the note—Nota quia iste obligavit se in forma camere ad solvendum ibi in curia annatam istius parrochialis ecclesie quam dixit in supplicatione valere l. libras sterlingorum etc.die v Octobris 1447, et juravit etc., me Petro notario presente etc. P. [2¼ pp. There is no dispensing clause enabling him to hold the two rectories.]
6 Kal. Oct.
(26 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 91d.)
To Nicholas Saxton, priest, of the diocese of York, M.A. Indult to him, who is S.T.B. and a fellow and student of Balliol College, Oxford, and intends to continue the study of theology, seeing that the college statutes provide that no fellow or student can have patrimonial goods or a benefice of a value extending to or exceeding 5l. sterling a year and enjoy the privileges etc. granted to the said college, to receive and to hold for life with such patrimonial goods or benefice of 5l. value, if he has or shall obtain them, any other compatible benefice with or without cure, even if a parish church etc.. of any value, and to resign them (eaque), simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other compatible benefices, and to enjoy the said privileges etc. notwithstanding, like the other fellows.Litterarum sciencia, vite etc (Pe. de Noxeto and Sep[tembris]. | xviii. A. de Strata. L. de Custiliono.) [ 1 p. ✗]
Ibid.
(f. 92.)
To Richard Scrope, rector of Ditton’ in the diocese of Ely, M.A. Dispensation to him. who is of noble birth, to receive and hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 50 marks sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. and hold instead two other incompatible benefices.Nobilitas generis. litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto and Sep[tembris]. | l. A. de Strata. L. de Castiliono.) [1 p. ✗]
Ibid. To Robert Puriton', a Benedictine monk of the church of Winchester, bachelor of canon law. Indult to him, who is subprior of the said church and was for about seventeen years confessor-general of Henry, cardinal priest of St. Eusebius's and bishop of Winchester, at his own petition and that of William, bishop of Winchester, to receive and hold in commendam for life any benefice with cure, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a hospital, wont to be held by secular clerks, and resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead a like benefice or hospital. The pope's will is that even after he has obtained such benefice or hospital he can return to the said church and have his stall etc. and enjoy all privileges etc. Religionis zelus, litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto and Sep[tembris]. | xxxx. A. de Strata. L. de Castiliono.) [1½ p.]
4 Id. Oct.
(12 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 106d.)
To Richard Ewen, rector of [Bishops] Cleeve (de Clyvo) in the diocese of Worcester, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is a preacher of the Word of God and has studied theology for seven years in the university of Oxford, to hold for life, besides the church of Cleeve, value not exceeding 134l. 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., and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance against the dispensing of any, save certain persons in certain cases, to hold two parish churches or two major or principal dignities, or one of each [Ottenthal, Regulae Cancellariae Apostolicae, pp. 262. 263, i.e. No. 56 of the Regulae Nicolai V; cf. Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 247 and IX, p. 5] etc. Litterarum sciencia, vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto and Oct[obris]. | xxxx. F. de Laude. Arnoldus. A. de Magio.) [1½ p.]
Ibid.
(f. 107.)
To John Roow, a canon of Exeter, S.T.B. A like dispensation, mutatis mutandis, to him, who is also M.A. and holds a canonry and prebend of Exeter, value not exceeding 40l sterling, and the subdeanery (to which is annexed the parish church of Egloshayl in the diocese of Exeter) and penitentiaryship of Exeter, value together (quorum omnium) not exceeding 20l. sterling. Lilterarum etc. (fn. 7)
Ibid. To Henry Hall', priest, of the diocese of Lincoln. The like, mutatis mutandis, to him, who is a student of canon (or civil) law at Oxford. [No benefice mentioned.]
Ibid. To Thomas Eschidale, rector of Portilmouth in the diocese of Exeter. The like. mutatis mutandis, the value of the said church not exceeding 20l. sterling.
Ibid. To Robert Smyth, rector of Wykh(a)m Brewes in the diocese of Canterbury. The like, mutatis mutandis, the value of the said church not exceeding 23l. sterling.
16 Kal. Dec.
(17 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 140d.)
To Robert, bishop of Dunblane. Faculty to dispense, within a year from his obtaining possession of the administration of his church, twenty-five persons of the realm of Scotland on account of illegitimacy, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold two compatible benefices with or without cure, even if one be a canonry and prebend of a cathedral church, and resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as they please. Exigunt tue merita devotionis. (P[e].de Noxeto. | L. de Castiliono.)
Ibid.
(f. 141d.)
To the same. Faculty to dispense, within a year etc.as above, after imposing penance, twenty-five men and as many women of the above realm, related in the third and third and in the fourth and fourth degrees, seu talibus mixtim, of kindred and affinity, who have committed fornication and had offspring, namely, those who, aware of the said impediments, have contracted marriage per verba legitime de presenti, after absolution and temporary separation. to contract marriage anew and remain therein; those who desire to marry, to contract marriage and remain therein; and those who have contracted marriage in ignorance of the said impediments, to remain in their marriages; decreeing legitimate the offspring already born and the offspring to be born of the marriages to be thus contracted. Personam tuam. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. L. de Castiliono.) [1 p. See also below, f. 142d.]
16 Kal. Nov.
(17 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 142.)
To John Suthwell, rector of Rnesall (rectius Knesall), in the diocese of York, M.A. Dispensation to him, who holds a canonry of St. Mary's, Suthwell, and the prebend of Bekingham, a canonry and prebend of Chester and the parish church of Knesall, in the dioceses of York and Coventry and Lichfield, value not exceeding 30l., 5l. and 40l. respectively, (fn. 8) at his own petition and that of John, cardinal priest of St. Balbina's, whose almoner and a continual commensal member of whose household he is, to hold for life, besides the said church, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the above ordinance [f. 106d] etc.Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. F. de Laude.L. de Castiliono.) (1½ p.]
[16 Kal. Dec. (fn. 9)
(16 Nov.)]
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 142d.)
To the bishop of Dunblane. Faculty to make provision to nominees of James, king of Scots, of a canonry of each cathedral and collegiate church in the realm, (fn. 10) and to reserve to the said bishop's own gift, for collation to such persons, a prebend and a dignity, not major nor principal, etc., in each of such churches, and also to reserve to his said gift forty benefices with or without cure, of any value, of any collation or patronage, for collation to forty other nominees of the said king. The bishop is to inform the papal camera, or its collector or sub-collector in those parts, of names of persons and dates of collations. Dum ad illam. (Pe. de Noxeto. | L. de Castiliono.) [3 pp. +. See below, p. 63.]
1447, [March 19–
1448, March 18]. (fn. 11)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 177.)
To Henry, king of England. Motu proprio indult (seeing that, as he has recently caused to be signified to the pope, there are kept in divers churches, monasteries and places relics of saints which, alike on account of the distance of the places and the negligence of their keepers, are unknown to the faithful, and that, if they were shown to the people and placed in apt and honest places, the devotion of the faithful would increase, and the king would thereby be greatly rejoiced) that, as often as he pleases and knows it to be expedient, he may cause to be transported by fit persons of his choice, with due honour and reverence, any relics of saints, in whatsoever churches etc. preserved, (fn. 12) to whatsoever other churches etc. he pleases, without incurring any spiritual or temporal pain or scruple of conscience. Pura fides. ([Pe. de Noxeto.] | Gratis etc. [i.e. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape.] L. de Castiliono.)
Ibid. (fn. 13)
(f. 177d.)
To Stephen Cloes, rector of Banham in the diocese of Norwich, M.A. Indult, at the petition [also] of [Henry], king of England, to have a portable altar, to have mass celebrated thereupon before daybreak, and to have mass and other divine offices celebrated in places under interdict, with closed doors etc. Sincere devotionis affectus. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. L. de Castiliono.) [Registered briefly. See below, f. 194.]
1447.
16 Kal. Nov.
(17 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 183.)
To John Sutton', rector of Gamilgay in the diocese of Ely, M.A. Dispensation to him (who holds a canonry and prebend of St. Asaph, a canonry and the prebend of Wodebrug in St. Mary's, Southwell, in the diocese of York, and the above church, value not exceeding 3l., 8l. 13s. 4d., and 20l. sterling respectively, and receives yearly life pensions of 40s. sterling upon the fruits of each of the Benedictine priories of Shelford and Merton in the diocese of York), at his own petition and that of John. cardinal priest of St. Sabina's [rectius St. Balbina's], whose confessor he is and a continual commensal member of his household, to hold for life, besides the said church, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices; notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance to the contrary [see above, f. 106d.] etc. Litterarum etc. ([Pe. de Noxeto.] | xxxx. L. de Castiliono.) [1¾ p.]
1447[March 19–
1448, March 18]. (fn. 14)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 185.)
To James de Lyndesay, rector of Duglas in the diocese of Glasgow. M.A. Dispensation to him (who is also a bachelor of canon law, is a baron of the realm of Scotland, is by both parents of a race of barons, is first secretary and counsellor of William, earl of Duglas, and holds the said church, value not exceeding 60l. sterling), at his own petition and that of James, king of Scots. to receive and hold for life, besides the said church, any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead for life three other incompatible benefices, provided that not more than two of them be parish churches.Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. ([Pe. de Noxeto.] | L. de Castiliono.) [1 p. ✗]
1447.
17 Kal. Dec.
(15 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 185d.)
To Patrick Yhonge, archdeacon of Whiteherne, M.A. Dispensation to him (to whom recently, then holding the above archdeaconry, a non-major dignity with cure, the pope ordered provision to be made of the deanery of Dunkeld, a major dignity with cure, dispensing him to hold both together for life; who took the degree of M.A. at Paris, is of noble birth, was sent by James, king of Scots, as ambassador to the pope, and to whom the pope has made provision of a canonry with expectation of a prebend and dignity etc. of Glasgow, and of a benefice with or without cure, even if an elective dignity etc. with cure, in the gift etc. of the bishop and the prior and chapter etc. of St. Andrews, with the condition that as soon as he obtained such dignity etc. or such benefice etc. with cure, the said letters of provision should be without force as far as regarded a second benefice incompatible therewith) to receive any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or a major or principal elective dignity etc. with cure, if obtained by virtue of the said provision, and to hold it and the said deanery and archdeaconry, value not exceeding 40l. and 30l. sterling respectively, together for life, and resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead three other incompatible benefices, provided that he do not hold two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages; notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance to the contrary [see above, f. 106d], etc. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. ([Pe. de Noxeto.] | Gabriel.)
1447[March 19–
1448, March 18]. (fn. 15)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 190d.)
To James, king of Scots. Indult that the confessor of his choice may, after hearing his confession, grant him absolution from all his sins and enjoin penance once only in cases reserved to the apostolic see, and in other cases as often as opportune, and grant him, being contrite and having confessed, plenary remission of all his sins, once only, in the hour of death, with the usual clause, ‘Et ne, quod absit' against abuse of the present indult, ‘et insuper per unum annum’ requiring fasting for a year every Friday or other day, etc.; with indult to have a portable altar, on which he may have mass celebrated even before daybreak, and mass and other divine offices celebrated in places under interdict, with closed doors etc., in presence of himself and his household. Eximie devotionis sinceritas. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. L. de Castiliono) [1¼ p.]
Ibid.
(f. 191d.)
To William de Lawdre, nobleman, lord of the place of Halthon', of the diocese of St. Andrews. The like. ‘Eximie devotionis sinceritas etc., ut supra. Datum.’
Ibid. To James de Lyndesay, a canon of Glasgow. The like. ‘Eximie devotionis sinceritas etc. ut supra in bulla regis Scotorum. Datum.’
Ibid. To James de Lewynyston', nobleman, lord of the place of Stobo, of the diocese of St. Andrews, and his present wife, noblewoman. The like. ‘Eximie devotionis sinceritas quam ad nos et Romanam geritis ecclesiam etc., ut supra in bulla regis Scotorum. Datum.’
Ibid. To Alexander, earl of Ross and lord of the Isles of the diocese of Ross. The like. ‘Eximie devotionis sinceritas etc. ut supra in bulla regis Scotorum. Datum.'
Ibid. To James de Dundas, nobleman, lord of the same place of Dundas, of the diocese of St. Andrews, and his present wife, noblewoman. The like. ‘Eximie devotionis sinceritas etc. ut supra in bulla regis Scotorum. Datum.’
Ibid. To William, earl of Dowgtas [rectius Dowglas], of the diocese of Glasgow. The like. ‘Eximie devotionis sinceritas etc., ut supra. Datum.’
(The foregoing six indults, which follow immediately after that to the king of Scots, are registered briefly, as indicated, and are all subscribed. (Pe. de Noxeto. L. de Castiliono.)
1447[–8].
5 Id. Jan.
(9 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 194.)
To Stephen Cloes, rector of Banham in the diocese of Norwich, M.A Dispensation to him, who is studying theology, is chaplain of Marmaduke bishop of Carlisle, treasurer of Henry, king of England, at his own petition and that of the said king, to hold for life, together with the above church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, any other benefice, and without the said church any two benefices, with cure and (et) incompatible, even if major or principal dignities etc., or two parish churches etc., or one of each, etc. [and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases], and hold instead two other incompatible benefices, notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. Ja. Bouron. L.de Castiliono.) [1½ p. In the margin: Ja(nuarii). See above, f. 177d.]
Ibid. (fn. 16) To Nicholas Cloes, (fn. 17) archdeacon of Carlisle, S.T.M. Dispensation to him, who holds the said archdeaconry, a non-major dignity with cure, and the poor hospital of St. Nicholas without the walls of Carlisle, wont to be governed by secular clerks, the value of both (quorum) not exceeding 40 marks sterling, at his own petition and that of Henry, king of England, whose chaplain he is, to hold for life, together with the said archdeaconry, etc. as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum. Castiliono.), as ibid. [In the margin: Januarii.]
1447.
14 Kal. Jan.
(19 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 195.)
To Richard Walleys. a Friar Minor. Dispensation to hold for life any benefice with or without cure, secular or regular of any order, (fn. 18) even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a chaplaincy or a chantry, and to resign it and hold another, also for life. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. Ja. Bouron. L.de Castiliono.) [In the margin:Januarii.]
1447 [March 19–1448,March 18]. (fn. 19)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 196.)
To Michael Trewoynard, M.A., rector of Neth’ in the diocese of Llandaff. Dispensation to him, who is S.T.B., at his own petition and that of Cecily, duchess of Warwick, to hold for life together with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any other benefice, or without the said church any two benefices, with cure etc., even if etc., as above, f. 194, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. (Pe.de Noxeto. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape.A. de Castiliono.) [1½ p.]
Ibid. (fn. 20) To Richard Vise, master of the hospital of St. John, of the order of St. Augustine, without the east gate of the university of Oxford (fn. 21) in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is master or governor of the said hospital [value not stated], and has made his profession of the said order, to hold for life any benefice with or without cure, secular or regular, etc. as above, f. 195, to Richard Walleys, mutatis mutandis. Religionis etc. ([Pe. de Noxeto.] | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. L. de Castiliono.)
Ibid. (fn. 22)
(f. 197.)
To Richard Shiplode, a brother of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. Dispensation, at his own petition and that of Ralph Buttiller, baron and lord of the place of Sydey, to hold for life etc., as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis.Religionis. Castiliono.), as ibid.
Ibid. To Thomas Narburgh, a Friar Minor. Dispensation as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis, at his own petition and that of Marmaduke bishop of Carlisle, treasurer of Henry, king of England (supplicavit etc., ut supra. Datum ut in [sic] supra.) Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | GratisCastiliono.), as above. [Registered briefly as indicated.]
Ibid. (fn. 23) To the Augustinian prior of Makstoke, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Faculty to dispense three men and as many women, to be named by Humphrey, duke of Bukyngham, to marry, even if related in the third and third, or the third and fourth or the fourth and fourth degrees of kindred or affinity. Sincere devotionis affectus. ([Pe. de Noxeto.] | Gratis Castiliono.), as above.
Ibid. (fn. 23) To John Marshall, [perpetual] vicar of the parish church of St. Michael, Appulby, in the diocese of Carlisle. Indult to have a portable altar, on which he may celebrate or cause to be celebrated, in presence of himself and his household, mass before daybreak, etc. Registered briefly: ‘Sincere devotionis affectus quem ad nos et Romanam geris ecclesiam etc. in forma quinterni [Cancellarie], cum clausula etiam antequam illucescat dies citra tamen diurnam lucem etc., in tua et familiarium tuorum domesticorum presentia, per te vel alium etc.Datum ut supra.’ (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. L. de Castiliono.) [This and the preceding eight letters immediately follow one another.]
Ibid. (fn. 24)
(f. 218.)
To Thomas Bryan', perpetual vicar of Kirkeby [in] Kendal in the diocese of York. Indult to him, who is a priest and is grievously stricken with palsy, to take the fruits etc. of the said vicarage [value not stated], whilst residing in one of his other benefices. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. L. de Castiliono.)
Ibid. (fn. 25)
(f. 218.)
To the abbots of St. Edmunds in the diocese of Norwich and St. Albans in the diocese of Lincoln, and the prior of St. Mary's de Overes in the diocese of Winchester. Mandate, at the recent petition of Robert Stilly[n]gton, canon of Wells. D.C.L. (containing that he was lawfully presented to the parish church of Cotyngham in the diocese of York, on its voidance in a certain way, by the patrons Henry Vavysour and William Holthorp, esquires, of that diocese, and John Say, esquire, of the diocese of Lincoln, to Robert Dobblis [sic], doctor of canon law, official and vicar-general in spirituals of John, archbishop of York, but that the said Robert Dobbys refused to institute him, and intruded himself, alleging, even openly and publicly, that the said Robert Stillyngton had no right or titile, wherefore the said Robert Stillyngton has appealed to the apostolic see; and adding that the matter can be better and more conveniently made clear in those parts than in the Roman court), to summon the said Robert Dobbis and others concerned, and decide what is just, causing their decision to be enforced by censure etc. Honestis supplicum votis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. L. de Castiliono.)
[1447, March 19–
1448, March 18. (fn. 26)
St. Peter's, Rome.]
(f. 219.)
[Confirmation as below.] The prior and convent of the priory of St. Mary, Kenilworth (Sancte Marie Chineldeworde), of the order of St. Augustine, in the diocese of Coventry, have petitioned the present pope to renew the letters granted by Honorius II. (fn. 27) to the late Bernard, prior, and the brethren of the said house, present and future, and for the grant to the said prior of the right to use everywhere the ring and almuce. Pope Nicholas exemplifies the letters of pope Honorius, addressed to Bernard, prior, and the brethren of St. Mary in the place which is called Chineldeworda, present and future in perpetuity, beginning ‘Quoniam sine vere cultu religionis, whereby pope Honorius, at their request, made through Geoffrey de Glyntona (fn. 28) [sic], confirms the possessions which have been conferred upon them by him and by other faithful, and those which shall be given to them in future, mentioning by name the following:—totam plenam [sic] terram ipsius Chineldeworde, excepto situ et loco castelli, et excepta quadam parte terre quam ad parcum suum faciendum Gaufridus retinuit; partem nemoris ipsius castri Chineldeworde quam vobis ad necessaria vestra concessit et memorie testimonio consignavit; ecclesiam de V[ot]tona manerio cum omnibus ei pertinentibus, excepta quadam parte terre quam Gaufridus in parco suo retinuit, et excepto nemore quod eidem ecclesie pertinebat, pro cuius concambio dedit supradictam partem suorum nemorum salva episcopali reverentia, dimidium manerium Lililltone [sic]; manerium de Salfort ex concessione Henrici regis et Rogeri comitis de Warwic, a quibus Gaufridus illud tenebat, partem de Solfort, sicut cam Gaufridus a monachis de Evesam tenebat; manerium de Udelicota (fn. 29) [ex] concessione Nicolai de Stadfort, de quo illud tenebat; pratum quod Nicolans in Theueshon manerio suo Ganfrido dederat, et aliud pratum ibidem quod ei vendiderat, ecclesiam de Brarlis manerio cum omnibus ad cum pertinentibus, et ecclesiam de Walesborna cum suis omnibus pertinentiis, [ex] concessione episcopi Wigorniensis in cuius parrochia sunt, salva episcopali justicia ex dono Siwarda; item ecclesias de Sintenefeld et de Clauerdona cum pertinenciis earum, ex concessione episcop Wigorniensis in cuius parrochia sunt, salva episcopali justicia, ex dono Siwardi de Ardena; unam hidam terre; has omnes prefatas ecclesias et terras quietas ab expedatione atque ab omni alio militari vel seculari servitio, exceptis geldis communibus que a ceteris ecclesiis per Angliam redduntur, quemadmodum concesse sunt ita liberas vobis vestrisque successoribus manere vensemus, decernimus ergo ut nulli omnino hominum liceat locum vestrum et congregationem temere perturbare ant eius possessiones anferre vel ablatas retinere minuere vel tomerariis rexationibus fatigare, sed omnia integra co(n) [or co(m)]. with which the letter of pope Honorius breaks off, being therefore undated. The letters of Nicholas V themselves begin Ad perp. rei mem. Divina miscratio ad hoc nos. In the margin is Pe. de Noxeto, and there is no date and no subscription, the letter being unfinished. [The limiting dates of the letter of pope Honorius are, of course, Dec. 21, 1124, the date of his coronation, and Feb. 13, 1130, the date of his death. It is not in Monasticon, Vol. VI, where however are printed (pp. 220–221) three charters of the above-named founder Geoffrey de Clinton, chamberlain of Henry I, dated, according to Monasticon (p. 219), circ. 1122. They are not in Jaffé, Regesta, ed. Wattenbach, etc., and they have escaped P.Kehr. Aeltere Papsturkunden in den päpstlichen Registern, in Part III of which (Uebersicht über die in den Registern des XV Jahrhunderts bis Paul III inserirten älteren Papsturkunden, in the Nachrichten der K. Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Gottingen. Philologisch-historische Klasse, 1902, Heft. 4) p. 505. he notes a letter of Innocent II in Vatican Register 380. and one of Alexander III in Vatican Register 387, but not the present letter.]
1447.
18 Kal. July.
(14 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 235d.)
To Robert Strewart [sic], a canon of Moray, M.A. Motu proprio collation and provision to him (who is a kinsman of James, king of Scots, and was lately dispensed by papal authority, as the son of a deacon, a son of the late Robert, king of Scots, and an unmarried woman. (fn. 30) to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold any compatible benefices with or without cure, of any number and kind, even if canonries and prebends, major or principal elective dignities, etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased) of a canonry of Moray and another of Brechin, with reservation of a prebend of each and of an elective dignity etc. with cure of one of them. Litterarum etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Volterra, the abbot of St. Mary's, Lindores (de Londoris), in the diocese of St. Andrews and the archdeacon of Aberdeen (here with the spelling ‘Stewart.’) Hodie dilecto filio. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xviii. xvi. (fn. 31) Jo Bouron. A. de Racaneto.) [In the margin:Ja(nuarii.) 22/3 pp.]
Ibid. (fn. 32)
(f. 237d.)
To Walter Stewart, a canon of Glasgow, M.A. Motu proprio collation and provision to him (who is a kinsman. pleased, as in the preceding; and who subsequently, when holding the archdeaconry of Dunblane, a non-major dignity with cure, was dispensed by the said authority to hold together for life it and any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a major or principal elective dignity etc., and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased) of a canonry of Glasgow and another of Dunkeld, with reservation of a prebend of each of them, and of a dignity etc. of one of them, and reservation of a benefice with or without cure, wont to be assigned to secular clerks, in the gift etc. of the bishop and the prior and chapter etc. of St. Andrews, even if another elective dignity etc. with cure, the value of such benefice not exceeding 25 marks sterling if with cure or a dignity etc., or 18 if without cure and not a dignity etc. Litterarum etc.
Concurrent mandate, as in the preceding. Hodie ([Pe. de Noxeto.] | xviii. xx. Ja. Bouron. L. Therunda.) [In the margin; Ja(nuarii.) 1½ pp. See below, pp. 81, 82.]
1447[–8].
3 Kal. March.
(27 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 239.)
To Richard Pede, rector of Cokefelde in the diocese of Norwich, doctor of canon law. Dispensation to him, who holds, besides the said church, the hospital of St. Catherine Ledburi, in the diocese of Hereford, value not exceeding 20 and 10 marks sterling respectively, to hold for life any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, or a major or principal elective dignity etc., and the said church, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead two other incompatible benefices. (fn. 33) Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. Ja. Bouron. Ja. de Steccatis.) [In the margin: Mar(tii.)]

2 Nicholas V.

1448.
Id. April.
(13 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 286d.)
To Philip Vater, rector of St. Michael's, Stakepul Elider, in the diocese of St. Davids. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, at his own petition and that of Richard Vernon, lord of Stakepul. vice-constable of England and treasurer of Calais, to hold for life, besides the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible etc., as in the preceding; notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. Nobilitas etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. B. de Urbino. E. Pollart. Jo. de Steccatis.) [1¼ p.]

1 Nicholas V (cont.).

1447[–8].
17 Kal. April.
(16 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 287d.)
To John Doreward, nobleman, esquire (armigero), lord of the place of Stormer, of the diocese of London, and Blanche his wife, noblewoman. Indult that the chaplain of their chapel or other fit priest, secular or religious, may administer to them and their household as often as expedient the Eucharist and other sacraments, except on Easter day. (fn. 34) Eximie devotionis affectus (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxii. B. de Urbino. E. Pollart. Jo. de Cremonensibus.) [In the margin: Aprilis.]

[2 Nicholas V.]

1448 [March 19–1449, March 18]. (fn. 35)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 288d.)
To Roger de Camoys, nobleman, knight, and Isabel de Beaunoy, damsel, of the dioceses of Chichester and Rouen. Indult, at their recent petition (containing that they have committed fornication with one another, and that, being ignorant of the existence of any impediment, they desire to contract marriage, but that if it were done publicly, after the publication of banns, they fear that dissensions might arise between their parents and friends), that any fit priest of their choice may, after hearing their confessions, enjoin penance for the said fornication and their other sins etc., even in cases reserved to the apostolic see, and that they may contract marriage before him, without banns, in any chapel or other honest place; offspring born, if any, and that to be born of such marriage, being hereby decreed legitimate. Ad hoc divina. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. L. de Castiliono.)

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume, in gold letters on a red label, is Nicol. V.Secret. An. i. To. i. The front half of the original sheepskin binding of the volume (preserved within the present green binding, which dates from Paul V) has, in a Humanist hand: Regestrum primum sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Nicolai divina providentia pape V, inceptum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno incarnationis dominice Mo cccco xxxxo septimo, de mense Maii, pontificatus prefati domini nostri anno primo, de bullis expeditis per dominum Pe(trum) de Noxeto s(anctitatis) sue secretarium, et de mandato ejusdem sue s(anctitatis) per me Petrum Ximini registratis et collationatis.Time deum [et] ejus mandata serva: Quod est omnis homo. Below is ‘Tom. I.' in the hand of Giovanni Bissaiga, prefect of the Vatican Archives circ. 1672. At the end of the volume is the name ‘Gaspar Blondus.’
2 decimoquinto; cf. below, p. 110.
3 pro impetrando judice.
4 The better forms ‘Werkworth’ and ‘Werkuith’ occur in Cal. Lett VIII, pp. 184, 312.
5 tutorie.
6 fatale [tempus], i.e. ‘tempus a lege praestitutum ad causa appellationum apud judices instruendas et terminandas’ (Du Cange).
7

This and the following four are registered briefly, which is unusual, thus:—Nicolaus etc. dilecto filio Johanni Roow canonico Exoniensi, in theologia bacallario, salutem etc. Litterarum [the usual preamble]. Hinc est quod nos dudum inter alia etc. [i.e. a brief reference to the above ordinance], Volentes te qui etiam magister in artibus existis ac canonicatum [his benefices, as above] obtines, premissorum etc. [that is, premissorum meritorum tuorum intuitu. …tecum ut quodcunque beneficium.dispensamus] ut in superiori proxima, dat(um) etc.

Similis dispensatio conceditur Henrico Hall', presbytero Lincolniensis diocesis, salutem etc. cum clausula Volentes te qui ut asseris in altro jurium Exonie [rectius Oxonie] Lincolniensis diocesis studes, premissorum etc.

Similis dispensatio conceditur Thome Eschidale, rectori parrochialis ecclesie de Portilmouth Exoniensis diocesis cum clausula Volentes te qui ut asseris parrochialem ecclesiam de Portilmouth Exoniensis diocesis cuius fructus..viginti librarum sterlingorum.. non excedunt obtines, premissorum etc.

Similis dispensatio conceditur Roberto Smyth, rectori parrochialis ecclesie de Wykh(a)m Brewes Cantuariensis diocesis, etc., cuius fructus etc. viginti trium librarum sterlingorum etc. obtines, premissorum etc. Et omnes expedite sunt sub data prime [dispensationis Ricardo Ewen concesse, ut supra] videlicet iiiio Idus Octobris, et sub domino Petro de Noxeto [secretario], et per A. de Magio scriptorem etc. P. V(er)inni, xxxx. F. de Laude. Arnoldus.A. de Magio. In the margin, at the beginning, is ‘Pe. de Noxeto’ and ‘dispensatio ad duo incompatibilia,’ and at the end, ‘Octobris.’

8 qui ut asseritur beate Marie Suthwell de Bekingham quorum triginta et Westchestrie quorum quinque libras [sic] canonicatus et prebendas ecclesiarum necnon ecclesiam parrochialem de Knesall Eboracensis ac Coventrensis et Lichefeldensis diocesum, [cuius] quadraginta etiam librarum sterlingorum fructusvalorem annuum non excedunt obtines.
9 As above. ff. 140d and 141d. The date is here incomplete, viz., Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno etc. Millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo septimo. pontificatus nostri anno primo, a blank space being left betweenseptimo’ and ‘pontificatus.
10 providendi auctoritate nostra hac vice dumtaxat singulis personis idonsis quas ipse rex ad id nominaverit de singulis quorumlibet [sic] cathedralium et collegiatarum infra regnum Scotie consistencium ecclesiarum canonicatibusconcedimusfacultatem
11 i.e., the limiting dates of the first year of Nicholas V. The date is again incomplete, viz., Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno etc.Millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo septimo, pontificatus nostri anno primo, a blank space of half a line being left between ‘septimo’ and ‘pontificatus.’
12 reconditas.
13 ‘Datum ut supra’. This indult follows immediately after the foregoing indult to king Henry.
14 Date incomplete:—Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno incarnationis dominice Millesimo ccccxlviio, pontificatus nostri anno primo.
15 Incomplete date: Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum Millesimo ccccxlviio, presumably the first year of the pontificate.
16 Datum ut supra.
17 A ‘Stephen Close ‘died possessed of the archdeaconry in 1470 (Le Neve-Hardy, Fasti, III., p. 249).
18 seculare vel cuiusvis ordinis regulare, a variant for the usual per seculares vel cuiusvis ordinis regulares clericos solitum gubernari.
19 Incomplete date: Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum Anno etc.Millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo septimo, pontificatus nostri anno primo.
20 Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno etc., ut supra.
21 extra portam orientalem universitatis Oxonie.
22 Datum ut supra proxime etc.
23 Datum ut supra.
24 Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno etc. Millesimo quadringentesimo quadragestmo septimo, pontificatus nostri anno primo: with a blank space between ‘septimo’ and ‘pontificatus.’
25 Datum etc., as in the preceding, with a like space.
26 i.e., the limiting dates of the first year of Nicholas V., assuming that the letter belongs, like the greater part of the contents of the present Register, to the first year. The exemplification of the letters of Honorius II. is unfinished, so that both that pope's letters and those of Nicholas are undated.
27 corrected from ‘III.’ by the cancellation of the first stroke.
28 Ideoque, dilecti in domino filii, vestris per strenuum et illustrem virum Gaufridum de Glyntona [factis] rationabilibus postulationibus inclinati.
29 Corrected from ‘Uldelicota’ by the cancellation of the first ‘l.’
30 super defectu natalium quem pateris, de diacono clare memorie Roberti regis Scotorum nato genitus et soluta.
31 An inversion of the usual order.
32 Datum ut in alia, i.e. as in the provision to Robert Stewart, which immediately precedes in the Register.
33 Without mention of the above ordinance (f. 106d).
34 preterquam in diebus pascalibus.
35 Incomplete date: Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno etc.Millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo octavo. The letter which immediately precedes in the Register and those which follow are of the second year. Assuming the present letter to belong to the second year of Nicholas V, its date would fall between the limits of that year, viz., 19 March, 1448, and 18 March, 1449.