Vatican Regesta 396
1450-1451

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'Vatican Regesta 396: 1450-1451', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 10: 1447-1455 (1915), pp. 91-97. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103526 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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4 Nicholas V.

1450.
6 Kal. April.
(27 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 8.)
To William Fallan', archdeacon of London. Grant to him (whom Eugenius IV dispensed to hold for life two, and afterwards a third, benefices with cure and incompatible, even if dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased, not more than two such benefices being parish churches or perpetual vicarages; and who holds in virtue of the said dispensation the said archdeaconry and the parish churches of St. Magnus, London, and Lavenham in the diocese of Norwich [values not stated], and is one of the barons in the exchequer of king Henry) that if the letters of dispensation have not yet been exhibited and presented to the ordinaries and registered in their registers, at the proper time according to custom, he may exhibit and present them and have them registered in the said registers, and that the said letters shall have their effect as if they had been so exhibited etc.; the pope hereby annulling any collations and provisions made to any persons of the said archdeaconry and parish churches, under pretext of the aforesaid. Vite etc. (P[e]. de Noxeto. | xxxx. A. Fiocardus. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin:Ap(rilis). 1½ pp. See Cal. Lett. VIII, pp. 644, 645.]

5 Nicholas V.

1451.
17 Kal. Aug.
(16 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 106d.)
To Hugh Tapton, rector of Helpston in the diocese of Lincoln, S.T.B. Dispensation to him, who is M.A., to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, one other benefice, or if he resign it, any two other benefices, with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance [see above, p. 5] etc. Litterarum etc. (P[e]. de Noxeto. | l. Ja. de Rizonibus. A. de Panigaliis.) [1¾ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 107.)
To Michael Caruanellis, perpetual vicar of St. Piran (sancti Pierani) in the diocese of Exeter, I.U.B. Dispensation to hold for life with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 14l. sterling, one other benefice. Litterarum etc., as in the preceding. (Pe…. Panigaliis, as ibid.) [1¾ pp.]
1451.
Kal. July.
(1 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 108.)
To Henry Peerle, a Friar Minor. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth and a lector in theology, and has been a preacher for twenty-six years, at the petition also of Henry. archbishop of Canterbury, to hold for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be held by secular or regular clerks of any order, even if a parish church etc., and to resign it, as often as he pleases, simply or for exchange.Religionis zelus. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. Ja. de Rizonibus.P. de Spinosis.) [1¼ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 109d.)
To Richard Ewen, rector of Cleve in the diocese of Worcester, M.A. Indult, at the petition also of Henry, king of England, by whom he is well-beloved, (fn. 2) to take for life and to rent, let etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices whilst residing in an honest place or one of his benefices, or studying letters at an university, or being in the service of an ecclesiastical prelate.Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Pe Ja. de Rizonibus.M. Amici.) [In the margin: Jul(ii). 1¾ pp. See above, p. 5, and below, p. 102.]
5 Id. April.
(9 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 146.)
To Richard, duke of York and his wife Cecily, duchess of York, his consort. Indult to choose a priest, secular or regular of any order, as their confessor, who may hear their confessions and those of their household servants, and grant them absolution, once only, even in cases reserved to the apostolic see, in other cases as often as opportune, enjoining penance, and moreover administer the sacraments to the same; also to have a portable altar, on which they may have mass and other divine offices celebrated even before daybreak and, privately, in places under interdict, in presence of themselves and the said servants. Eximie devotionis affectus. (—. | M. Amici. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape.)
Ibid. To John, abbot, and the convent of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Ramsey, in the diocese of Lincoln. Faculty, at their recent petition (containing that the said monastery is almost fifty miles from Lincoln, wherefore it is very difficult for its monks to go thither, and very often to other places where the bishops of Lincoln or their vicars go for ordination, and for the abbot and convent to do likewise for the blessing of vestments, chalices, palls and altar paraments and other ecclesiastical ornaments), that the abbots for the time being may promote such monks to all minor orders, and bless such vestments etc., as often as opportune, and may also cause their monks to be promoted by any catholic bishop, namely those in their seventeenth year the subdiaconate, those in their nineteenth year to the diaconate and those in their twenty-second year, whom the pope hereby dispenses for the purpose, to the priesthood.Sedis apostolice graciosa benignitas. (—. | M. Amici.Gratis de mandate etc.) [See below, p. 155.]
Ibid. To the abbot of the above monastery. Mandate, at the petition of Richard, duke of York (recapitulating the letters of pope John XXIII about the foundation and endowment of Fotheringhay collegiate church, as in Reg. Lat. CXLI, f. 136, i.e. the second document on p. 190 of Cal. Lett. VI, under date 8 Kal. July, 1410), after inquiry, to confirm the said letters. Dum ad illas fidei. (—.|M. Amici. Gratis de mandato etc.) [2 pp. +.]
Kal. May.
(1 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 147d.)
To William Hill', prior of the Augustinian monastery of SS. Peter and Paul, Plympton, in the diocese of Exeter. Indult to him and his successors to have a portable altar, on which they may have mass etc., even before daybreak, in presence of themselves and the members of their household. Exposcit tue devocionis. (—. | [G. de Nuuolonibus.] [Gratis de mandato etc.])

4 Nicholas V.

1450.
15 Kal. July.
(17 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 148.)
To William Sutton, (fn. 3) master of Burton Lazars (fn. 4) in the diocese of Lincoln. A like indult. Exposcit etc. (—. | G. de Nuuolonibus. Gratis de mandato etc.)
Ibid. To John Nayler, nobleman, lord of the place of “Lyons In” in the diocese of London, and Katherine, his wife, noble] woman. Indult to [have a portable altar and thereon to have mass celebrated before daybreak. Sincere devocionis affectus. (—.| G. de Nuuolonibus. Gratis de mandato etc.)
18 Kal. Jan.
(15 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 148.)
To Thomas Haldenam, rector of Kingeston in the diocese of Ely, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a dignity etc. or a parish church etc., and to resign etc. as above, f. 106d. Litterarum etc. (—. | A. [sic] Amici. Gratis de mandato etc.)
Ibid. To William Wylughby, rector of Qwassyngburgh’ in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him, who is of a race of barons, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40l. sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if etc., as in the preceding (but without mention of the pope's ordinance). Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (—. | M. Amici. Gratis de mandato etc.)

5 Nicholas V.

1451.
5 Id. April.
(9 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 148 bis.) (fn. 5)
To the dean of Exeter. Mandate, at the recent petition of the chapter of the church of St. Thomas the Martyr, Glasney, in the diocese of Exeter (containing that the fruits etc. of the sacristship, which has cure, are too slight for the maintenance etc. of the sacrist, wherefore, it being deemed to be incompatible with another benefice with cure, John Fouler, priest, lately resigned it, since when, nobody having sought provision of it, it has remained and is still void), if he find the facts to be so, to decree that the said sacristship may be held in future and in perpetuity as if compatible. with any benefice having cure or otherwise incompatible.Universalis ecclesie. (—. | M. Amici. Gratis de mandato etc.)

4 Nicholas V.

1450.
18 Kal. Jan.
(15 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 149d.)
To Richard Coper (or Caper), perpetual vicar of Compton Magna in the diocese of Worcester, doctor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if etc., as above, f. 148, to William Wylughby (i.e. here also without mention of the pope's ordinance). Litterarum etc. (—. | M. Amici.Gratis de mandato etc.)

5 Nicholas V.

1451.
Prid. Id. Aug.
(12 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 167d.)
To the kings of the Romans, Hungary, Poland, Bohemia (Bremie, rectius Boemie), Sweden, Denmark, Dalmatia and Norway, and all archbishops, bishops, abbots, dukes, princes etc. and all other faithful, of either sex, in Germany and divers other parts of the world. Exemplifying the pope's letters Ad fut. rei mem. Salutifere catholice fidei, of the present date (fn. 6) (exhorting the faithful to contribute to the defence of John, king of Cyprus against the Turks, and offering indulgences to those who do so), and exhorting them hereby to help the said king with money etc. Ut de talento potencie. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. A. de Lanigaliis [rectius Panigaliis].) [3¼ pp. (fn. 7) Printed, almost in extenso in L. Pastor, Geschichte der Pãpste, vol. I (3rd and 4th ed., 1901), pp. 814, 815.]
Ibid.
(f. 168d.)
To the king of Sicily, and all patriarchs, archbishops sex (as in the preceding) throughout Italy. The like. Registered briefly, with address and ‘salutem etc.Similis indulgencia de verbo ad verbum ut in precedenti bulla.Datum …’ (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratispape.A. de Panigaliis.)
1451.
Ibid.
To John, king of Cyprus, and all patriarchs, archbishops, … sex (as ibid.) throughout the realm of Cyprus. The like. Registered briefly, with address and ‘salutem etc. ut in prima bulla de verbo ad verbum et sub simili data etc.’ (Pe…. pape, as ibid.)
To the kings of England and Scotland, and all archbishops, … sex (as ibid.) throughout the parts of England and Scotland. Registered briefly, with address and ‘salutem etc. Et sic finiendo de verbo ad verbum ut in prima bulla et data ipsius prime bulle etc.’ (Pe. de Noxeto. Gratispape. D. de Luca.)
Ibid.
(f. 169.)
To the kings of Castile and Leon, the Aragons, Portugal and Navarre, and all archbishops, … sex, as ibid., throughout the parts of the Spains. The like. Registered briefly, with address and ‘salutem etc. Et subsequenter sicut in prima bulla et sub eadem data etc.’ (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratispape. F. de Sinibaldis.)
Ibid. To Charles, king of the French and all archbishops, … sex, throughout the parts of the Gauls (Galliarum). The like. Registered briefly, with address and ‘salutem etc. Et similiter ut in prima bulla, et sub eadem data etc.’ (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratispape. D. de Luca.)
Prid. Non. July.
(6 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 202d.)
Altare portatile in simplici forma pro Rogero Qweteley domino diversorum locorum et Agnete eius uxore Norwicensis diocesis.’ (—. | xii. Ja. de Rizonibus.Constantinus.)
Ibid. Simile altare portatile pro Johanne Throkmarton, domino diversorum [locorum] et Isabella eius uxore Wigorniensis diocesis sub similibus data, taxa et scriptore.’ (—. | xii. Ja. de Rizonibus. Constantinus.)
Ibid. Simile altare portatile pro Wilhelmo Berkeswel, presbytero, diversorum locorum domino Wigorniensis diocesis. sub data precedenti.’ (—. | x. Ja. de Rizonibus.Constantinus.) [In the margin, opposite each of the foregoing, there is ‘Jul(ii)’.]
Kal. July.
(1 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 202d.)
To Thomas Godeburgh’ alias Godeboute, an Augustinian canon of the church of Carlisle. Dispensation to hold for life any secular benefice with cure, even if a parish church etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. Ja. de Rizonibus. M. Amici.)
Ibid.
(f. 203.)
To Richard Friston, rector of St. Michael's, Queenhithe (de [rectius ad] Ripam regine) in the diocese of London. Dispensation, at the petition also of Margaret, queen of England, by whom he is well-beloved, (fn. 8) to hold for life the said church [value not stated] and any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and to resign etc., as above, f. 106d. Litterarum sciencia, (fn. 9) vite etc. (P[e]. de Noxeto. | l. Ja. de Rizonibus. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: Jul(ii). 12/3 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 204.)
To John Chamberleyn, rector of Snorgate in the diocese of Canterbury. Dispensation, at the petition also of the above queen, by whom he is well-beloved, (fn. 8) to hold for life etc., as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis. Litterarum sciencia, (fn. 10) vite etc. (P[e]. 12/3 pp.], as in the preceding.

4 Nicholas V.

1450.
5 Id. Sept.
(9 Sept.)
Fabriano.
(f 258.)
Revocation and annulment, motu proprio, giving exemplification, of the pope's late letters In eminentis dignitatis, dated at St. Peter's, Rome, 1449[-50] 5 Kal. Feb. anno 3, ordering the archdeacon of Glasgow, at the petition of Thomas, [bishop] elect of Whiteherne and William, earl of Douglas and high warden (magni gardiani) of Annandale (Anandale) and lord of Galloway (Galwidie), of the diocese of Whiteherne, to appropriate in perpetuity to the episcopal mensa of the said church of Whiteherne, which is within the temporal domain of the said earl, the parish church of Kyrkynner situate at the doors (in foribus) of the said cathedral church, value not exceeding 30l. and 130l. sterling respectively, reserving a portion for a perpetual vicar; the pope having learned that the bishops of Whiteherne have hitherto kept up their dignity without the said appropriation, and that it would be greatly prejudicial to Thomas de Levingston, bishop in the universal church, to whom, on the voidance of the said church at the apostolic see by the death there of Adam de Hamylton, the pope granted it in commendam until provision should be made to him of another cathedral church and he should get possession thereof. Ad fut. rei mem. Romanus pontifex. (Pe. de Noxeto. | P. de Bonitate. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape.) [2½ pp.]

5 Nicholas V.

1451.
17 Kal. May.
(15 April.)
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 304d.)
To John Spinck, a Carmelite friar [of Norwich]. Dispensation to him (whom Eugenius IV dispensed to hold for life a benefice with cure only, wont to be held by secular or by regular clerks of any order, even if it were a parish church or its perpetual vicarage or of lay patronage) to hold the said benefice, even if it be without cure, or be a vicarage or a chantry. and to celebrate anniversaries (annuitates), and to resign such benefice, simply or for exchange. Religionis zelus. (—. | xxii. A. Fiocardus. Ja. Bouron. Ja.de Steccatis.) [In the margin: Maii.] [See Cal. Lett., IX, p. 221. with the spelling ‘Spynck.’]

4 Nicholas V.

1450[-1].
4 Non. Jan.
(2 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 309.)
Reservation to the pope's gift, motu proprio, of the first benefice with or without cure to become void in the realm of Scotland, of any value and of any collation etc.; with mandate hereby, also motu proprio, to the bishop of Spoleto, the dean of Aberdeen and the precentor of Glasgow to collate and assign it, when void, to John de Muswald, priest, of the diocese of Glasgow, chaplain of James, lord of Hamilton, knight, of the said diocese. Ad fut. rei mem. Circa ecclesiarum. (Pe.de Noxeto. | xxxx. A. Fiocardus. Ja. de Steccatis.) [In the margin: Junii. 1¾ pp.]
1450[-1].
Non. Jan.
(5 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 310.)
To all faithful. Relaxation, in perpetuity. of seven years and seven quarantines of enjoined penance to penitents who on the Assumption and Annunciation of St. Mary the Virgin, from the first to the second vespers of each of those feasts, visit and give alms for the building. enlargement and conservation of the collegiate church of St. Mary the Virgin into which James lord of Hamilton, knight, of the diocese of Glasgow, has caused to be erected the parish church of that place; with grant to the provost, present and future, to hear the confessions of the faithful who go to such church in order to acquire the said indulgence, and grant absolution, enjoining penance, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see. Dum precelsa. (Pe. de Noxeto. | ix. A. Fiocardus.Ja. de Viterbio.) [In the margin: Maii. 1 p. +.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with ‘Nicol. V.Secret. Tom. xii.’ Inside the cover is the usual front half of the original sheepskin binding, with ‘Quartus de Curia domini nostri domini Nicolai pape Quinti,’ ‘Quartus bullarum de Curta Nicolai quinti,’ and other contemporary notes. A flyleaf has, in the hand of Giovanni Bissaiga, ‘Nicolai V. Secret. Tom. xii.’ There are no rubricelle.
2 pro te dilecto suo.
3 Suton, with the ‘on’ barred.
4 domus de Burton (with the ‘on’ barred) Sancti Lazari Jer[oso]l[y]mitan(i).
5 There are two consecutive folios 148, viz. cxxxxviii and cxlviii.
6 These letters are also registered separately on ff. 169r.—170r. On H. 170d.—172r. is a monition to John, king of Cyprus to complete the walls of Nicosia, and on ff. 172r.—173d. another letter to the same king, both under the above date.
7 There is an unnumbered folio between f. 168 and f. 169.
8 pro te dilecto suo.
9 His degree, implied by this incipit, is not mentioned.
10 Here again the degree is not mentioned.