Vatican Regesta 388
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'Vatican Regesta 388: 1448', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 10: 1447-1455 (1915), pp. 38-47. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103518 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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

Secrete.

2 Nicholas V.

1448.
17 [Kal.] June.
(16 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 13.)
To Richard Andrew, archdeacon of Buckingham in Lincoln, doctor of civil law. Indult for life to him, who is a secretary of Henry, king of England, and is in his service, to visit his said archdeaconry by deputy, and receive the procurations in ready money; with mandate executory hereby to the abbots of Westminster and St. Albans. Meruit tue devotionis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lx. G. de Puteo. Jo. de Ste[c]catis.) [1⅓ pp. In the margin: Ju(nii).]
3 Id. June.
(11 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 23.)
To William Lambton, rector of Fylyngham in the diocese of Lincoln, M.A. Indult to him, who is a subdeacon and of noble birth, to take for life, and to rent, let etc. to any persons, clerks or laymen, the fruits of his benefices whilst in the service of Henry, king of England or any ecclesiastical prelate, or studying letters at an university, or [residing] in one of his benefices; and dispensation not to be bound for two years from the date of these presents to be promoted to higher holy orders on account of the said church and any other benefice requiring holy orders; with mandate executory to the abbot of Westminster and the priors of Guisborough (Gisburnien.) and Durham. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (—. | xxxx. H. Senstlebin [sic]. A. de Magio.) [3½ pp. In the margin: De(cembris).]
15 Kal. Oct.
(17 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 24d.)
To John Auncell', rector of Luchburgh in the diocese of Lincoln, I.U.B. Dispensation to him, who holds the said church and a canonry of Lincoln and the prebend of Lincoln therein, value together not exceeding 40l. sterling, to hold for life together with the said church any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance to the contrary [see above, p. 5] etc. Litterarum etc. (—. | xxxx. H. Senstlebin [sic]. A. de Magio.) [12/3 pp. In the margin: De(cembris).]
Ibid.
(f. 25d.)
The like, mutatis mutandis, to Richard Fowey, a bachelor of canon law of the university of Oxford, rector of Tawen in the diocese of Bangor, value not exceeding 40l. sterling. (Registered briefly: ‘Similis dispensatio pro Ricardo Fowey rectore parrochialis ecclesie de Tawen Bangornensis [sic] diocesis, in decretis bacalario studii universitatis Oxoniensis etc., cum dicta parrochiali ecclesia valoris quadraginta librarum sterlingorum etc. mutatis mutandis, super [rectius sub, cf. below, f. 54d.] eadem data secretario et scriptore ac ejusdem taxe etc.’)
144[8, March 19–
1449, March 18].
St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 2)
(f. 26d.)
To Nicholas Bokland, rector of Wodesdon in the diocese of Lincoln. Grant, as below. Eugenius IV dispensed him to hold for life with the mastership of the poor hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr in Suthwerh (sic) in the diocese of Winchester, any benefice wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church or its perpetual vicarage, provided that its fruits etc. were converted to the subvention of the poor of the said hospital [see Cal. Lett. VIII, p. 519]. At his recent petition (containing that he obtained the said parish church by collation of the ordinary, and has held it for some time with the said hospital, converting the fruits to such subvention; and adding that he has resigned the said mastership and retained the said church, and doubts whether, if he must convert the said fruits as above, he can be conveniently maintained) the pope grants to him, who is a quinquagenarian or thereabouts, and has in many ways repaired the house and buildings of the said hospital and ameliorated its condition, that he is in no way bound to convert as above; with indult to retain the said church or, if he resign it, to hold any other secular benefice with cure, even if a parish church etc. and resign it, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus, vite etc. (—. |—. (fn. 3) )

1 Nicholas V.

1447[–8].
Prid. Non. March.
(6 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 28.)
To Richard Rudhale, archdeacon of Hereford, doctor of canon law. Indult during five years to visit his said archdeaconry by deputy, and receive the procurations in ready money, and to convocate the clergy thereof, once a year only, to a synod. Devocionis tue sinceritas. [See below, p. 141.]
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of Evesham and Tewkysbury in the diocese of Worcester and the archdeacon of Ely. Devocionis etc. (—. | L. de Costiaris.) [1⅓ pp. In the margin, opposite the concurrent mandate, is Jud(icibus).]
144[7 March 19–
1448, March 18].
St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 4)
(f. 33.)
To Thomas Worsopp alias Chesterfeld', a canon of Lichfield, bachelor of canon law. Indult for life, whilst residing in the cathedral (maiori) church of Lichfield or other of his benefices, to take and to rent, let etc., to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his canonry of Lichfield and the prebend de Tinxii (sic) therein and his perpetual vicarage of the parish church of St. Michael, Coventry, and any other his benefices. Litterarum etc. (—. |—. (fn. 5) ) [2 pp.]
Ibid. (fn. 6)
(f. 34.)
To the bishops [sic] of Bath and Wells, the prior of the Augustinian priory of Newstead (de Novo loco) in Ghirewod' (rectius Shirewod’) in the diocese of York, and the archdeacon of Hainaut in Liége. Mandate to execute the preceding. Hodie dilecto filio Thome. [In the margin:Jud(icibus).]

2 Nicholas V.

1448.
19 Kal. Jan.
(14 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 38d.)
To Robert Thornton, perpetual vicar of Silkeston in the diocese of York, M.A. Indult to him, who is also a bachelor of canon law, and a commissary of the court of John, cardinal priest of St. Balbina's and archbishop (presidentis) of the church of York, to take for life and to rent, let etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices, whilst studying letters at an university or being in the service of Henry, king of England or the said cardinal or any other ecclesiastical prelate. Litterarum etc.
Concurrent mandate to the bishop of Lincoln and the abbots of St. Albans and Fountains. Litterarum etc. (—. | xxvi. xviii. [sic.] H. Senstlebin [sic]. Constantinus.) [In the margin: De(cembris). 2¾ pp. In the margin, opposite the beginning of the concurrent mandate, is also Jud(icibus).]
8 Id. Dec.
(6 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 52d.)
To Maud, prioress of Noneton, immediately subject to the Roman church, of the order of Fontevrault, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Confirmation of her election as prioress, made by the convent when she was a nun of the said priory, in the time when the parent house of Fontevrault was schismatic, on its voidance by death [name not stated]; with mandate hereby to Thomas, bishop of Annadown and the prior of the church of Coventry to induct her. Religionis etc. (—. | xxx. H. Senstlebin [sic]. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: De(cembris). 1⅓ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 53.)
To John Roxton, prior of the Augustinian priory of Dunstaple in the diocese of Lincoln. Confirmation of his election by the convent on voidance by the death of John Aston, which election he caused to be confirmed by Thomas Tyberay, vicar called ‘sequestrator’ of the late Philip, bishop of Lincoln, in virtue of which election and confirmation he obtained and still holds possession. ReligionisDe(cembris), as in the preceding. [1 p. +.]
Ibid. To Henry Sever, a canon of London, S.T.M. Dispensation to him (who is great almoner of Henry, king of England, and holds a canonry and prebend of London, and by papal dispensation the chantry of St. Thomas the Martyr in the church of Strateforte on Avon (super Abonam), which is a principal dignity therein, and the deanery of the free chapel royal of Brygnorth and the parish church of Wy[m]beledon [in the diocese of Winchester], value not exceeding 30, 80, 40 and 40 marks of silver respectively) to hold for life with the said chantry and parish church any other benefice, or without them any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc. or two parish churches etc., and to resign all three, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, etc. Litterarum etc. (—. | l. H. Senstlebin [sic]. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: De(cembris). 1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 54d.)
The like for John Stra[t]ton alias Wode, doctor of civil law, rector of Norton under Hamden’ in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value not exceeding 20l. sterling. (Registered briefly: ’Similis dispensatio pro Joha[n]ne Stratonalias Wode, rectore parrochialis ecclesie de Nortonsubtus HamdenBathoniensis et Wellensis diocesis, valoris viginti librarum sterlingorum etc., legum doctori, sub eadem data secretario scriptore ac taxa.’) This immediately follows the dispensation to Henry Sever, and immediately precedes:—
Ibid. The like for John Botryght', rector of Suthamm(er)ket in the diocese of Norwich, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, S.T.M. and a chaplain of the king of England. (‘Similis dispensatio pro Joha[n]ne Botryght’, rectore parrochialis ecclesie de Suthamm(er)ket Norwicensis diocesis, valoris viginti librarum sterlingorum, magistro in theologia ac regis Anglie capellano, sub eadem data secretario scriptore et taxa.’)
Ibid. To Thomas, bishop of Annadown. Indult to him, who by papal grant holds in commendam the parish church of Willughby in the diocese of Lincoln, to hold in commendam for life, together with the said see and parish church, any benefice secular or regular of any order, even if a canonry and prebend, dignity etc. or a parish church etc., and to resign it and the said parish church as often as he pleases, etc. Personam tuam. (—. | xxx. H. Senstlebin [sic]. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: De(cembris). 1¼ pp.]
10 Kal. Dec.
(22 Nov.)
S. Pudenziana's,
Rome.
(f. 62.)
To Thomas, bishop of Hereford. Grant and indult to him, who has been bishop of Hereford for twenty-six years and more, and has laid out on the buildings of the see 2,800 marks and more, not to be bound to make while he lives any further repairs of the said buildings, he and his heirs being hereby released from any claim on account of such repairs; with inhibition hereby to the bishop of Hereford for the time being and the chapter of Hereford and all others to molest him and his heirs under pain of ipso facto major excommunication and interdict, from which they cannot be absolved by other than the pope, except in the hour of death; and mandate executory to John, cardinal priest of St. Balbina's and the abbot of St. Mary's, York. Fructuosa tue vite studia. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxv. H. Senstlebin [sic]. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: De(cembris). 12/3 pp.]
[Prid. Non. Dec.
(4 Dec.)]
St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 7)
(f. 63d.)
To Thomas, bishop, sometime [bishop] of Hereford. Reservation and assignment to him (seeing that he has recently freely resigned at the apostolic see to John, cardinal priest of St. Laurence's in Lucina, the administration of the said church, which the said cardinal has by the pope's viva voce order admitted; and that the pope has this day made provision of the said church to Richard, elect of Hereford) of a yearly pension of 100l. sterling of the lawful money of England upon the fruits etc. of the episcopal mensa of the said church, to be paid in the said church by the said Richard and his successors, half at Easter and half at Michaelmas, under pain of ipso facto excommunication etc., not removable except at the hour of death, etc. Personam tuam. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxii. H. Senstlebin [sic]. A. de Racaneto.) [12/3 pp.]
[Prid. Non. Dec.
(4 Dec.)]
St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 8)
(f. 64d.)
To the archbishop of York, the bishop of Lincoln and the abbot of St. Mary's without the walls of York. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, to publish and execute it. Personam venerabilis fratris. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxiiii. H. Senstlebin [sic]. A. de Racaneto.) [In the margin:De(cembris). 2 pp. +.]
1448[–9].
7 Kal. Feb.
(26 Jan.)
[St. Peter's, Rome.]
(f. 76.)
To John Whelpdale, rector of Turesby in the diocese of Carlisle. Dispensation to him, who is receiver-general of the bishop of Carlisle, to hold together with the said church, value not exceeding 50 marks sterling, any other one, or if he resign it any two, benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages etc., namely for five years if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, for life if otherwise, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases; notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance to the contrary [see above, p. 5], etc. Vite etc. (P. Lunensis, loco domini Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. Jo. de Collis. A. de Magio.) [In the margin: Ja(nuarii). 2 pp. See below, p. 77.]
1448.
Kal. Sept.
(1 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 84.)
To Richard Cost, M.A., rector of Aldyngton in the diocese of Canterbury. Dispensation to him (who holds the said parish church, to which from of old has been united and annexed the adjoining parish church of Gmyth (sic) in the said diocese, their value not exceeding 40l. sterling, and holds a canonry and prebend in the collegiate church of St. Martin le Grand in the city of London, value not exceeding 20l. sterling), at his own petition and that of John, cardinal priest of St. Balbina, archbishop of York, to hold for life any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church or a perpetual vicarage etc., and the said church of Aldyngton with Smyth, and to resign … etc., as in the preceding. (—. | l. G. de Puteo. N. Monars [cf. above, p. 36].) [In the margin: Sept(embris). 1½ pp.]
144[8].
6 Kal. July. (fn. 9)
(26 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 84d.)
To Robert Botyll, prior of the priory of England of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. Confirmation of the grant for life of the said priory made formerly by John de Lastiko, master of the said hospital, and the convent of Rhodes, to whom the collation etc. thereof belongs, by virtue of which he obtained and still holds possessions; Religionis etc. (—. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. L. de Costiaris.) [2 pp.]
1448.
17 Kal. June.
(16 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 86d.)
To Nicholas Carent, dean of Wells, licentiate of civil law. Dispensation to him (whom Eugenius IV dispensed to hold for life with the parish church of Simondedesborgh (fn. 10) any other incompatible benefice, even if another parish church etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased [Cal. Lett., VIII, p. 656]), so that he (who is of noble race, and holds the said church, the deanery of Wells, which is a major dignity with cure, a canonry of Salisbury and the prebend of Grimston, and the prebend of Iwerne Mynstre in the conventual church of Shaftesbury in the diocese of Salisbury, (fn. 11) value not exceeding 44l., 500 marks, 48l. and 44l. sterling respectively) may, at his own petition and that of Margaret, queen of England, whose secretary he is, hold for ten years, together with the said deanery and parish church, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a dignity etc. or a parish church etc. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (—. | D. de Luca. No fee, and without the usual exchange clause.) [2 pp.]

1 Nicholas V.

1447.
Prid. Id. Nov.
(12 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 91d.)
To Richard Moresby, canon and archdeacon of Huntingdon in Lincoln, I.U.B. Indult during ten years to visit his said archdeaconry by deputy, and any archdeaconries which he may meanwhile obtain, and to receive the procurations, even in ready money. Meruit tue devotionis.
Concurrent mandate to the abbots of St. Albans and St. Mary's, Fountains, and the archdeacon of Hainaut in Liége. (Without the usual subscriptions.) [In the margin, opposite the beginning of the concurrent mandate, is Jud(icibus). 12/3 pp.]

[2 Nicholas V.]

144[8, March 19–
1449, March 18]. (fn. 12)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 94d.)
To Richard Tone, archdeacon of Estrudyng in York, doctor of canon law. Indult for life, at his own petition and that of John, cardinal priest of St. Balbina's, whose chancellor and a continual commensal member of whose household he is, to visit, as in the preceding. Meruit etc.
Concurrent mandate, as ibid. (Without the usual subscriptions.) [In the margin, as ibid. 12/3 pp.]

2 Nicholas V.

1448.
10 Kal. Jan.
(23 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 102.)
To William Gray, archdeacon of Northampton, notary of the apostolic see and papal referendary, S.T.M. Motu proprio dispensation to him (whom Eugenius IV dispensed to hold for life with the said archdeaconry any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a dignity etc. or a parish church etc.) to hold for life with the said archdeaconry and his other benefices any other three incompatible benefices, provided that one only be a parish church etc., and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead four incompatible benefices; with indult for life to take and to rent, let etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices, whilst residing in one of them or other honest place, and further indult, also for life, to visit by deputy any archdeaconries or other dignities which he shall hold, and to receive the procurations in ready money. Grata devotionis obsequia. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. L. de Castiliono.) [4⅓ pp. See Cal. Lett., IX, p. 9.]
1448.
16 Kal. Dec.
(16 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 13)
(f. 180d.)
To John, cardinal priest of St. Balbina's. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Thomas, bishop of Bath and Wells contained that a dispute arose between him and Nicholas, abbot of the convent of St. Mary, Glastonbury, about the right of correcting and punishing excesses and crimes of both clerks and laymen within the bounds of the archdeaconry of Glastonbury, of proving wills and the goods of those who died intestate therein, and the claim of the said abbot and convent that all clerks and laymen dwelling within the said bounds were exempt from the jurisdiction of the bishop; that, upon the cause being introduced by appeal of the abbot and convent to the Roman court, pope Eugenius committed the cause of the appeal and of the principal matter, at the instance of the abbot etc., to Master Malatesta de Capitaneis, now, as then, a papal chaplain and auditor, and subsequently committed to the above cardinal (by letters in which it was added that he should deprive the said abbot) the said appeal cause and also the cause which the said bishop intended to bring against the said abbot and convent and the rectors or (seu) perpetual vicars within the said archdeaconry in the matter of the non-ringing of bells. Seeing that, as the said petition added, some allege that the said pope Eugenius called up the said causes to himself and extinguished the suit, annulled the said letters, and ordered bishop Thomas, under pain of excommunication, not to molest the said abbot and convent and monastery in regard to the foregoing, and seeing that the said bishop desires the said causes to be ended, the pope orders the above cardinal to summon the said abbot and convent, and hear and decide the causes about the right of jurisdiction, exemption and the ringing of bells, enforcing his decision by ecclesiastical censure. Ad ea ex apostolice. (—. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. L. de Castiliono.) [2 pp. See Cal. Lett., VIII, pp. 244, 245, 259, IX, pp. 544, 545, and below, pp. 47, 48.]
9 Kal. Oct.
(23 Sept.)
S. Maria Maggiore,
Rome.
(f. 236.)
To the bishops of Volterra and Aberdeen and the abbot of Aberbrothoc in the diocese of St. Andrews. Mandate to collate and assign to Adam de Hamylton, clerk, of the diocese of St. Andrews, who is of noble birth of the realm of Scotland and in about his twentieth year, the precentorship (preceptoria sive cantoria) of Moray, which is a non-major dignity with cure, has a certain canonry and prebend annexed to it, and whose value, including the said annexes, does not exceed 40l. sterling, void by the death of Andrew de Tulach; whether it be so void, or by the promotion of Ingram, bishop of Aberdeen to that see, lately made by papal authority, and his consecration, which has taken place by the same authority, or by the resignation of the said bishop or of the said Andrew, or in any other way. Adam is hereby dispensed on account of the said defect of age. Nobilitas generis, vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxviii. H. Senstlebin [sic]. A. de Crescentiis.) [In the margin, at the beginning: Die 22 Decembris 1448 p(ri)n(cipa)lis ob(tuli)t se i(n) for(ma) cam(ere). In the margin, at the end: De(cembris). 2 pp. +.]
Prid. Id. Dec.
(12 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 239d.) (fn. 14)
To Richard Langley, Edmund Schenley, William Gondred and William Wubeche, monks of St. Albans, immediately subject etc. Indult to them, who are all in priest's orders, to transfer themselves, without licence of the abbot of St. Albans or of any other, to the monastery of St. Mary, Wymundham, of the same order, in the diocese of Norwich. Religionis zelus etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. H. Senstlebin [sic]. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: De(cembris).]
9 Kal. Dec.
(23 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 242d.)
To John Beauford, rector of St. Swythun's, London. Indult to him, a priest, to hear the confessions of the parishioners of the said and of any other parish church which he may hold, and to grant them absolution, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see, enjoining penance. Injunctum nobis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xvi. H. Senstlebin [sic]. A. de Magio.) [In the margin: De(cembris).]
8 Id. Dec.
(6 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 245d.)
To Margaret, [wife] of John, lord of Bewcamp, of the diocese of Hereford. (fn. 15) Indult, she being of weak health, to eat during Lent and on other fast days eggs and milkmeats, as often as she pleases, and flesh when she is ill, by the advice of her confessor. (Nicolaus etc. Dilecto in Christo Margaretesalutem etc. Ut enim sedi apostolice devotionem exhibeas. …, i.e. no incipit.) (Pe. de Noxeto. | xv. H. Senstlebin [sic]. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin:De(cembris).]
4 Id. Dec.
(10 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 245d.)
To Alice, relict of Percivalus Marcason’ of Genoa (de Janua), dwelling in the city of London. Indult, she proposing to aid in the repair of the buildings and the maintenance of the nuns of the monastery of St. Clare in the suburb of London without the ‘Algat gate,’ of the order of the said Saint, to enter the same as often as she pleases, and stay (conversari seu morari) with the abbess and nuns, provided that she do not pass the night there. Devotionis tue sinceritas. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xx. H. Senstlebin [sic]. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: De(cembris).]
1448[–9].
5 Id. March.
(11 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 257.)
Special reservation, motu proprio, of a canonry and prebend of the chapel royal of St. Mary in the diocese of St. Andrews, and of two benefices with or without cure, even if dignities etc., in the collation etc. of the bishop of St. Andrews or any other collators of the said diocese, which shall first become void in the months belonging to papal expectants, even if they be already generally or specially reserved. Ad fut. rei mem. Ad quod cuncta. (P[e]. de Noxeto. | l. Jo. de Collis. Ugolinus. Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin:Mar(tii). 1½ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 258.)
To the bishop of Volterra, the dean of Glasgow and the archdeacon of Aberdeen. Mandate, recapitulating the preceding, to collate and assign the above three benefices, when they become void, to three persons chosen by James, bishop of St. Andrews. Ad ea ex apostolice. (P[e]. … Viterbio), as in the preceding. [In the margin: Mart(ii). 2 pp. See below, pp. 108, 168, 169.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with Nicol. V. Secret. Anno i. ii. Tom. iv. The front half of the older sheepskin binding is preserved, with De secundo anno et principio tertii. Quartus secretus Nicolai V. On a flyleaf, in the hand of Giovanni Bissaiga, is Nicolai V. Secret. An. i. ii. Tom. iv. At the end of the volume is the name ‘Gaspar Blondus.’
2 i.e. the limiting dates of an. i. The date is unfinished: ‘Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum Anno etc. Millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo.’
3 No subscription, in the margin or at the end, and without the usual exchange clause.
4 i.e. the limiting dates of an. 1. The date is unfinished: ‘Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum anno etc. Millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo.’
5 No subscription, in the margin or at the end.
6 Datum ut supra, i.e. as in the incomplete Worsopp letter, which immediately precedes.
7 Date unfinished: ‘Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum Anno etc. MCCCCXLVIII. ‘Opposite, in the margin, is ‘sup. dat.’ The provision of Richard Beauchamp, archdeacon of Suffolk, was dated 4 Dec., 1448 (Le Neve-Hardy, Fasti, I, 465). Bishop Spofford therefore resigned between 22 Nov. (the date of f. 62) and 4 Dec., 1448.
8 Date again unfinished: ‘Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum Anno etc. MCCCCXLVIII. … pontificatus nostri Anno Secundo.’ A space of half a line, corresponding to the dots, has been left in the Register, and not filled with the day and month. Opposite, in the margin, is ‘dat.’
9 Unfinished date: ‘Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum Anno etc. Millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimoSexto Kal. Julii pontificatus nostri Anno Secundo.’ A blank space has been left corresponding to the dots–a common feature in this Register.
10 The first ‘de’ is inserted above the line, and the ‘h’ is seemingly cancelled. The spelling ‘Simondedesborg’ in fact also occurs, as well as 'simondysburgh.’
11 ac prebendam de Iwerne Mynstre conventualis ecclesie Schaston' Saresbiriensis diocesis vulgariter nuncupatam.
12 The limiting dates of an. 2. The date is unfinished: ‘Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum Anno etc. Millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo.' The date of the letter which immediately precedes in the Register is Prid. Id. Julii 144[8], anno 2.
13 Datum Rome apud Sanct(um Petrum) anno etc. Millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo (octavo) decimo sexto Kal. Decembris pontificatus nostri Anno [secundo]. The portions in round brackets are added, in a different hand, in spaces left by the scribe. The final ‘secundo’ has not been filled in at all.
14 On f. 240. under date St. Peter's, Rome. 1448, 10 Kal. Jan., anno 2, is a briefly registered dispensation to John Sapientis, a Carmelite, S.T.M., whose house or diocese is not indicated, to hold a benefice with or without cure, secular or regular of any order, even if a parish church etc.
15 He is alive, being styled ‘dilectus filius.’