Vatican Regesta 390
1448-1450

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'Vatican Regesta 390: 1448-1450', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 10: 1447-1455 (1915), pp. 51-58. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103520 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Vatican Regesta, Vol. CCCXC. (fn. 1)

SECRETE.

1 Nicholas V.

1447[-8].
5 Non. March.
(3 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 3.)
To John Tubney, archdeacon of St. Asaph. Dispensation to him, who is chancellor of the bishop of Rochester, to hold for life with the said archdeaconry, which is a non-major dignity, value not exceeding 80 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, etc., notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance to the contrary [see above, p. 5] etc. Vite etc. (P[e]. de Noxeto. | l. A. de Magio. L. Therunda.) [In the margin: Aug(usti). 1⅓ pp.]

2 Nicholas V.

1448.
6 Id. June.)
(8 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 3d.)
To David Haliwell', rector of Vhitforde in the diocese of St. Asaph, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him, who is also B.A., to hold for life with Vhitforde [value not stated] any benefice etc., as in the preceding. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. A. de Magio. L. Therunda.) [In the margin: Aug(usti). 1⅓ pp.]

3 Nicholas V.

1449.
18 Kal. Oct.
(14 Sept.)
Fabriano.
(f. 16.)
To William Spenser, rector of Crosby Garard in the diocese of Carlisle. Dispensation to him, who is a completed (formatus) bachelor of theology and provost of Queen's college in the university of Oxford, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 35l. sterling, any benefice with cure etc., as above, f. 3. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. A. de Magio. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: Sept(embris). 1½ pp.]
1449[-50].
Id. Feb.
(13 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 31d.)
To Richard Bole, a canon and prebendary in the collegiate church of St. Mary, Southwell (beate Marie Suthwellie) in the diocese of York, M.A. and I.U.B. Dispensation, at his own petition and that of John, cardinal priest of St. Balbina's, whose chaplain he is, to hold for the life with his canonry and prebend of Southwell, value not exceeding 6 marks sterling, any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages or dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the above ordinance [see above, p. 5] etc. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. Ja. de Viterbio. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin. Febr(uarii). 12/3 pp.]
Ibid. (fn. 2)
(f. 32d.)
To John Pakenham, a canon and prebendary of the prebend of Langtoft in the church of York, I.U.B. Dispensation to him, who holds the said canonry and prebend and the parish church of Montesfount in the diocese of Winchester, value not exceeding 50l. and 40 marks sterling respectively, to hold for life with the said parish church any other benefice with cure etc., as above, f. 3. Litterarum. Febr(uarii)], as in the preceding.
Ibid. To Stephen Nebyng, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Wymondham, in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation to hold any benefice with or without cure, secular or regular of any order, even if a parish church etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Religionis zelus etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxviii. Ja. de Viterbio. L. de Castiliono.)
Ibid.
(f. 55d.)
To William Millingron (? rectius Millington), priest, of the diocese of Ely, S.T.M. Dispensation to him (who was formerly dispensed by papal authority, as the son of an unmarried man and a married woman, to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, after which he was so promoted) to hold any compatible benefices, of any number and kind, with or without cure, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lx. G. de Nuuolonibus L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: Oct(obris). 1 p. +.]
1449.
6 Kal. Nov.
(27 Oct.)
Fabriano.
(f. 87d.)
To Robert Fereby alias Marchall', rector of Reydon in the diocese of Norwich, S.T.B. Dispensation to him (who is a completed (formatus) bachelor in theology, and holds the said church and a canonry of Lancastre in the diocese of Durham and the prebend of Esshe, value together not exceeding 14l. sterling, and receives a yearly pension of 2l. sterling on the fruits etc. of the abbatial mensa of Abbotisburi in the diocese of Salisbury for life or until the abbot thereof procures for him a benefice of equal or greater value) to hold for life with the said church another benefice, or without it any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc. or parish churches etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, etc. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. G. de Nuuolonibus. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: Oct(obris). 1⅓ pp.]
18 Kal. Oct.
(14 Sept.)
Fabriano.
(f. 88d.)
To William Euer, rector of Brompton in the diocese of York, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is of a noble race of knights, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 35l. sterling, any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if another parish church etc. or a dignity etc., as in the preceding (ut in superiori dispensatione de verbo ad verbum), (fn. 3) notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance to the contrary [see above, p. 5] etc. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (Pe. Oct(obris), as ibid.)
6 Kal. Nov.
(27 Oct.)
Fabriano.
(f. 90.)
To Thomas, bishop of Clonmacnoise (Cluanen.). Grant, at his recent petition, containing that the fruits etc. of his episcopal mensa, on account of wars and other calamities which have long afflicted and still afflict those parts, have been so much diminished or rather usurped and dilapidated that he can get nothing therefrom for his maintenance and for the support of his burdens, and that he has no place belonging to the said mensa where he can go and stay (quo declinare possis et valeas), that he, who is of a race of great nobles, may be presented to any benefice with or without cure, and hold it in commendam as long as he is bishop of the said see, and resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Personam tuam. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. G. de Nuuolonibus. S. de Monte.) [In the margin. Oct(obris). 1 p.]
Id. October.
(15 Oct.)
Fabriano.
(f. 92d.)
To Cornelius Omochan, abbot of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Boyle, in the diocese of Elphin. Dispensation, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of unmarried parents related in the double fourth degrees of kindred, to exercise the administration etc. of the church of Achonry (Akaden.), provision of which the pope intends this day to make to him; on account of which said illegitimacy he has been already dispensed by papal authority to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, and subsequently to hold the said monastery in the event of his obtaining it by virtue of papal letters ordering provision thereof to be made to him. Divina supereminens largitas. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. G. de Nuuolonibus. P. Davidis.) [In the margin: Oct(obris).]
Prid. Id. Nov.
(12 Nov)
Fabriano.
(f. 146.)
To Thomas Bromhale, rector of Staunton St. Quintin in the diocese of Salisbury, I.U.B. Dispensation to him (who is a chaplain of Thomas, bishop of Bath and Wells, and holds the said church, a canonry and the prebend of Camba (sic) Quintadecima in the cathedral church of Wells and a canonry and a prebend of Llanuexthairon (sic) in the collegiate church of Llandewybrebi in the diocese of St. Davids, value not exceeding 10l., 8 marks and 2 marks sterling respectively) to hold for life with the said church one other benefice, or if he resign it, any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, etc., as above, f. 87d., notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance to the contrary [see above, p. 5] etc. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. Ja. Bouron. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: Dec(embris). 12/3 pp.]
Ibid. To Edward Blande, rector of Swarford in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 16l. sterling, one other etc., as in the preceding. Litterarum etc. ([Pe. de Noxeto.] | xxxxv. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: No(vembris). Registered briefly: ‘ut supra.’]
Ibid.
(f. 147.)
To Richard Hayman, rector of St. Faith's, London. Dispensation, at his own petition and that of Walter, bishop of Norwich, to hold with the said church, value not exceeding 27l. sterling, one other etc., as in the preceding, and to do so, for ten years if two parish churches or perpetual vicarages, or for life if not, and to resign etc., as above. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto: | xxxx. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: No(vembris).]
Ibid. To Philip Uske, perpetual vicar of Wy in the diocese of Canterbury, doctor of civil law (legum). Dispensation to him (who holds the said vicarage, value not exceeding 11l. sterling, and claims to have a right in or to the rectory of Becde (sic) in the diocese of Chichester, value not exceeding 14l. sterling, of which he is not in possession, and about whose right of patronage a suit is pending in England; and who is a chaplain of John, cardinal priest of St. Balbina's, archbishop of York) to hold together for life the said vicarage and rectory, if he win it, or with either of them another benefice, or otherwise any two benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc. ’ut supra in prima dispensatione,’ i.e. as above, f. 146, to Thomas Bromhale, etc., mutatis mutandis. Litterarum etc. ([Pe. de Noxeto.] | xxxx. G. de Nuuolonibus. L. Therunda.) [In the margin: No(vembris).]
10 Kal. May.
(22 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 195.)
Reservation to the pope's gift of a benefice with or without cure wont to be assigned to secular clerks, even if a canonry and prebend etc., value not exceeding 45l. sterling, in the collation etc. of the bishops and the deans and chapters etc. of Aberdeen and Glasgow. Ad fut. rei mem. Etsi ecclesiarum. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxviii. Ja. de Viterbio. Jo. de Collis.) [2 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 196.)
To the bishop of Montauban, the abbot of Paisley in the diocese of Glasgow and the dean of Aberdeen. Mandate, motu proprio, exemplifying the preceding, to collate and assign to William Hog, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, bachelor of canon law, who is greatly commended (plurimum commendatus existit) by Charles, king of the French and James, king of Scots, Philip, duke of Burgundy and Francis, duke of Brittany, a benefice as reserved in the preceding. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xx. Ja. de Viterbio. Jo. de Collis.) [3 pp.]
1449, [March 19-
1450, March 18]. (fn. 4)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 234.)
To the bishop of Durham or his vicar-general in spirituals. Mandate, at the recent petition of Alice Hoton, relict of William Hoton, layman, of the diocese of Durham (containing that, when in about her twenty-seventh year, pierced with grief at the death of the said William, she made a vow of continence, and took the cloak and ring after the manner of the country, (fn. 5) and that she thinks she might find it difficult to resist attempts to ravish her, wherefore she desires with a view to her safety and tranquillity to marry and have children), after diligent enquiry into the truth of the foregoing, to relax the said vow, and decree that she may contract marriage. Humilibus supplicum votis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxvi. Ja. de Viterbio. Constantinus.) [In the margin. Fe(bruarii). 1 p.]
1449, [March 19-
1450, March 18]. (fn. 6)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 235.)
To John Lax alias Chestre, rector of Strette in the diocese of Bath and Wells, doctor of laws (legum). Indult for seven years to him, who is in minor orders only, not to be bound to be promoted to holy orders on account of the said church and any other benefices with and without cure, even if parish churches etc., whilst studying letters at an university. Sincere devotionis affectus. (P[e]. de Noxeto. | xxx. Ja. de Viterbio. Arnoldus. Constantinus.) [In the margin Fe(bruarii). l p. See above, p. 49. and below, p. 71.]
1449[-50].
17 Kal. Feb.
(16 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 308d.)
To Thomas Sollay, perpetual vicar of the parish churches of All Saints, Thetilthorp, and St. Oswald's, Strulby (sic), in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult (fn. 7) to take and to rent, let etc. to any persons, clerks and laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices whilst studying letters at an university; with mandate executory hereby to the abbots of Bury St. Edmunds, Westminster and St. Albans. Vite etc. (—. | xxx. Ja. Fe(bruarii), as in the preceding. [3⅓ pp.]
1449. [March 19-
1450, March 18]. (fn. 8)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 310d.)
To Nicholas Cloos, elect of Carlisle. Indult to choose his confessor, who may absolve him, enjoining penance, from all his sins etc. and from sentences of excommunication etc., namely once only in cases reserved to the apostolic see, and in others as often as opportune, dispense him on account of irregularity contracted by celebrating mass etc. when under such sentences, and rehabilitate him; and indult that such confessor or other of his choice may grant him, being penitent and having confessed, plenary remission of all his sins, once in life and once in the hour of death, with the usual clauses against abuse, requiring Friday fasting for a year etc. Devotionis tue sinceritas. (—. | xxx. Ja. de Viterbio. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin. Mar(tii). 1¾ pp. See above, p. 11, and below, f. 313.]
Ead. dat.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 311.)
To Stephen Cloos, priest, of the diocese of Carlisle, S.T.B. Dispensation to him (who was dispensed by papal authority to hold for life any two benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased; and who holds the rectories, with cure, of Banham and Ullysby in the dioceses of Norwich and Carlisle, collated to him after the said dispensation) to hold for life with the said two rectories [values not stated], or with two incompatible benefices, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a dignity etc., provided that it be not a major or principal dignity or a parish church etc., and to resign all, simply or for exchange, [as often as he pleases,] and hold instead three other incompatible benefices, of which only two may be major or principal dignities or parish churches etc., or one of each; notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance [see above, p. 5] etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxviii. Ja. … Mar(tii), as in the preceding. [3½ pp. See above, pp. S, 10, 11, 28, 29.]
1449. [March 19-1450, March 18].
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 313.)
To Nicholas, elect of Carlisle. Indult for life and as long as he is bishop of the said or other church, to visit his city and diocese by deputy (he being so much hindered by the service of Henry, king of England that he cannot conveniently do so in person, and it being more burdensome to be visited by the bishop than by his officials etc.), and to receive the procurations in ready money; with mandate executory hereby to the bishops of Lincoln, Durham and Salisbury. Devotionis tue. (Pe. de Noxeto. | L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin, at the end: ‘Erat sine taxa.’ 2 pp. +. See above, f. 310d.]
Ead. dat.
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 314.)
To Marmaduke, bishop of Lincoln. Indult, as long as he is bishop of Lincoln, to visit etc. by deputy, he being in or about his sixtieth year, and being so much hindered from visiting his city and diocese in person by business, especially that of Henry, king of England and his realm, and sometimes by the bishop's own business and that of his said church, that he cannot conveniently do so in person, and it being more etc., as in the preceding; with mandate executory hereby to the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishops of Durham, and Norwich. Devotionis Castiliono), as ibid. [In the margin, at the end. ‘Non erat taxa aliqua.’]
1449[-50]
Kal. Jan.
(1 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 334.)
To William, abbot of the Benedictine monastery of Bury St. Edmunds, immediately subject etc. Restriction, at the petition of the said abbot, who is Henry, king of England's proctor in the Roman court (setting forth the dangers of Clement VI's statute allowing religious to go to Rome, without licence of their superiors, in order to gain the indulgence of the year of Jubilee), of the said statute, as far as regards monks and novices of the Benedictine order in England and Wales, so that they may not leave their monasteries for the said purpose without having obtained the said licence; with grant and indult hereby to the above abbot to appoint, in any churches and monasteries of England and Wales, secular or regular priests who may hear the confessions of abbots, priors, monks, novices, servants (familiarium), farmers and tenants, being penitent, and grant them the said indulgence, once only, in the said year. In that year those of them who can shall say thirty masses, and on the same thirty days the penitential psalms with the wonted litanies and prayers; those who are not priests, thirty times the whole office of the dead, namely nine lessons and lauds, after the manner of the Benedictine order, and thirty times the penitential psalms with the said litanies and prayers, and in like manner those novices who are able to do so; the said servants, farmers and tenants shall say thirty times the Pater Noster and Ave Maria, and do other works of piety as prescribed by the said confessors. All the said religious shall daily during the said thirty days visit, with some devout prayers, an altar within the cloister of their monastery. Each of the said abbots or priors shall pay, for themselves and each of their monks and novices, as part of what they would have spent in going, remaining and returning for the said indulgence, at least one gold noble of English money, or the true value thereof, for the fabric and repair of [the churches etc. of] Rome, the same to be assigned to persons appointed for the purpose by the above abbot; if not, the present grant shall be null and void. Personam tuamprosequentes … (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. A. de Racaneto.) [3 pp. +. See below, p. 61.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with ‘Nicol. V. Secret. Tom. vi.’ Inside the cover is preserved, as usual, the front half of the original sheepskin binding, with ‘Tercius et ultimus liber anni tercii et principium quarti,’ ‘Sextus secretus Nicolai Quinti’ and other contemporary notes. A flyleaf has, in the hand of Giovanni Bissaiga, ‘Nicolai V. Secret. Tom. vi,’ which is followed by the text, there being no rubricelle. At the end of the Register is the usual name ‘Gaspar Blondus.’
2 Datum ut supra,’ i.e. as the dispensation to Bole, which it immediately follows, being itself immediately followed by the dispensation to Stephen Nebyng.
3 This dispensation follows immediately after that to Robert Fereby.
4 i.e. the limits of an. 3 Nicholas V. The date is incomplete, only ‘1449’ and ‘an. 3 ‘being expressed. A space has been left for the day and month, but has not been filled up.
5 post obitum dicti Wilhelmi dolore compuncta continencir votum emisit, ac mantellum et a [n]nulum juxta morom patric suscepit, consideretque se cum difficultate adversus cam malignantibus qui forsan eam rapere attemptarent resistere posset, et propterea pro sua tutella (sic) et quiete matrimonialiter vivere et mater liberorum fieri desiderct.
6 As in the last note but one.
7 No limit of time is mentioned.
8 As above, f. 234, the date is unfinished, only ‘1449’ and ‘an. 3’ being expressed, and a space having been left here and in the three following letters for the day and month, but not filled up.