Vatican Regesta 397
1451

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'Vatican Regesta 397: 1451', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 10: 1447-1455 (1915), pp. 97-104. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103527 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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Secrete.

5 Nicholas V.

1451.
13 Kal. Sept.
(20 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 111.)
Decree, ordinance and grant, at the recent petition of the prior and convent of the Benedictine monastery of SS. Mary and Augustine, Daventre, in the diocese of Lincoln (containing that its fruits are so much reduced by misfortunes and the neglect of certain former priors that they are insufficient for the maintenance of the prior and convent and the repair of the buildings, which are greatly in need thereof, and that without a remedy it is feared that the monastery will fall into great ruin and miserable desolation), at the said petition and that of Henry, king of England, that in future the parish churches of Holy Cross Daventre, All Saints Norton. St. Mary Staverton and All Saints West Haddon, in the said diocese, appropriated to the said priory, shall, on their next becoming void, be served, no longer as higherto by perpetual vicars, secular priests, but by monks of the priory or other secular priests appointed and removed at the pleasure of the prior. The prior and convent are to bear the burdens of the said churches and episcopal burdens and moreover, as they have offered, pay yearly by way of compensation 2s. to the bishop and 2s. to the archdeacon of Northampton on account of each church. Ad perp. rei mem. Ex iniuncto nobis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lta. Ja. de Rizonibus. A. de Magio.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris). 12/3 pp.]
5 Id. Nov.
(9 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 148.)
To Nicholas Bungay, a Carmelite friar. Dispensation to hold any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if a parish church etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, notwithstanding the constitutions of Otto and Ottobon, sometime legates in England, etc. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. W. de Gouda. Constantinus.) [In the margin: No(vembris).]
4 Non. Nov.
(2 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 148d.)
To John Selot, doctor of canon law, of the diocese of Norwich. Indult to have a portable altar. Sincere devotionis affectus. (Pe. de Noxeto. | x. W. de Gouda. Constantinus.) [In the margin: No(vembris).]
Ibid. To Thomas Ranynges, nobleman, lord of the place of Monysplate (sic) in the diocese of Bath and Wells, and Elizabeth his wife, noblewoman. The like, with further indult that a priest chosen by them may administer to them all ecclesiastical sacraments, but not burial. Sincere devotionis affectus. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xx. W. de Gouda. Constantinus.) [In the margin. No(vembris).]
16 Kal. Dec.
(16 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 150d.)
To Robert Waren, [perpetual] vicar of All Saints', Wycombe Magna, in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult for life to him, who is a chaplain of Michael, archbishop of Dublin, to take and to rent, let etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices, whilst residing in one of his benefices or in the Roman court, or studying letters at an university, or being in the service of the said archbishop or any other [ecclesiastical] (fn. 2) prelate. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. W. de Gouda. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: No(vembris). 1¼ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 151.)
To the bishops of Spoleto and Salisbury and the abbot of St. Mary's, Navan (de Novanne), in the diocese of Meath. Mandate to execute the preceding. Hodie dilecto filio. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xx. WNo(vembris)], as in the preceding.
Ibid.
(f. 152d.)
To Michael, archbishop of Dublin. Indult, at his recent petition (containing that the fruits etc. of his archiepiscopal mensa, of which two or almost three parts were alienated by the late Richard, his predecessor, have been so much diminished, both by the negligence of the said Richard and other predecessors and by the wars and raids with which the castles, lands etc. of the said church have for a space of twelve miles of those parts been utterly desolated, (fn. 3) that he does not receive therefrom more than 300l. sterling a year; that lately, when crossing the sea, after his consecration in the city of London, he lost in a shipwreck his gold, silver, jewels and valuables and other property; (fn. 4) and that he is therefore so reduced to poverty that he cannot decently keep up his archbishop's dignity), that the ordinaries of the cities, dioceses and provinces of Dublin [and] Armagh may grant to him, to hold for life in commendam, one or two monasteries, and as many or three or more regular benefices of any order, or even secular benefices, with or without cure, the value of all not to exceed 200l. sterling, etc. Exigit tue devotionis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | cxx. W. de Gouda. Ja.de Rizonibus.) [In the margin. No(vembris). 1¼ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 153d.)
To the same. Indult (seeing that on account of the desolation by raids of the lands etc. of his church, and of the enmity of his enemies he cannot without danger visit in person the churches etc. which it is his duty to visit (fn. 5) ) to visit the said churches etc. of his city and diocese and province by deputy, and receive the procurations in ready money. Devotionis tue. (Pe. de Noxeto. | c. W.No(vembris)], as in the preceding.
13 Kal. Sept.
(20 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 170.)
To Thomas Knyght, prior of SS. Mary and Augustine's, Daventre, as above, f. 111, S.T.B. Grant at his recent petition (containing that on account of divers misfortunes and the negligence of former priors the fruits etc. are too slight for much needed repairs, hospitality and the decent keeping of the prior's state), at the said petition and that of Henry, king of England, to hold in commendam for life with the said priory, whose net value does not exceed 100 gold florins of the camera or 25 marks sterling, any benefice with or without cure, secular or regular of the said or any other order, even if a parish church etc., and to resign it, as often as he pleases, for purpose of exchange. Religionis zelus, litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxvi. Ja. de Rizonibus.A. de Magio.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris). 1⅓ pp. See below, p. 150.]
4 Id. Oct.
(12 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 205d.)
To William Sherman', a monk of the house of the priory of Lewes, of the order of Cluny. (fn. 6) Dispensation to him, who has made his profession of the order of St. Benedict, to hold for life, with licence of his superior, any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks or by regular clerks of any order, even if a parish church etc., and to resign it, as often as he pleases, for exchange.Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxv. W. de Gouda.A. de Panigaliis.) [In the margin. Oct(obris). 1 p.]
7 Kal. Dec.
(25 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 237.)
To Thomas Trevilian, scholar, of London. Dispensation to him, who is illegitimate, being the son of unmarried parents, and is under age, being in his sixth (sexto) year, at his own petition and that of Henry, duke of Exeter, to be forthwith promoted to minor orders and hold a benefice without cure, and when he comes of age to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold any compatible benefices of any number and kind, even if canonries and prebends, dignities etc., and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Illegitime genitos. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. W. de Gouda. P. de Spinosis. Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. (fn. 7) M. Amici.) [In the margin: No(vembris).]
Prid. Kal. Sept.
(31 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 268d.)
To Robert Thwaytes, dean of Aukeland in the diocese of Durham, S.T.M. Dispensation to him (who holds together by papal dispensation the said deanery, which is a principal dignity with cure, and the perpetual vicarage of Masham in the diocese of York, the value of both not exceeding 120l. sterling) to hold for life therewith any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, provided that he do not hold more than two parish churches or perpetual vicarages. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. Bona[n]nus. Beraldi. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris). 1¼ pp.]
Prid. Kal. Jan.
(31 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 306.)
To Thomas Chippenham, rector of St. Mary's, Orceston, in the diocese of Salisbury, I.U.B. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, one other, 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. (Pe.de Noxeto. | l. W. de Gouda. A. de Magio.) [In the margin: No(vembris). 1¾ pp.]
Ibid. To John Barbom (rectius Barbour), rector of the first portion, called Picton, of the parish church of Tywerton in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation, at his own petition and that of Henry, duke of Exeter, whose chaplain he is, to hold for life with the said portion, value not exceeding 15l. sterling, one other etc., as in the preceding, mutatis mutandis (here with the clause ‘as often as he pleases’). Vite etc. (Pe…. 1¼ pp.], as ibid.
13 Kal. June.
(20 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 312.)
To John P[a]kenham, archdeacon of Winchester, I.U.B. Indult for life to visit his said archdeaconry by deputy, and receive the procurations in ready money. Meruit tue devotionis sinceritas. (Pe. de Noxeto. (fn. 8) | lx. Ja. di Riconibus [sic]. L. de Castiliono.) [In the margin: August(i). 1¼ pp.]

4 Nicholas V.

1450[-1].
Prid. Kal. Feb. (fn. 9)
(31 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 313.)
To Robert Stillyngton, archdeacon of Colchester in London, doctor of civil law (legum), a counsellor of Henry, king of England. The like. Meruit etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lx…. August(i), as in the preceding. 11/5 pp. See below, p. 113.]

5 Nicholas V.

1451.
15 Kal. July.
(17 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 336d.)
To David Macsmaner, rector of Machynllagh’ in the diocese of St. Asaph, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him, who is also a completed (formatus) bachelor of civil law (in iure civili), and is of noble birth, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, 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, etc., notwithstanding the pope's late ordinance [see above, p. 5] etc. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lta Ja. de Rizonibus. G. de Porris.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris). 1⅓ pp.]

2 Nicholas V.

1448.
17 Kal. June.
(16 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 337d.)
To Thomas Candour alias Condover, perpetual vicar of Bassechurch’ in the diocese of Coventry, doctor of canon law. Decree that the dispensation which Eugenius IV granted to him (who was then only I.U.B., and who was afterwards made a chamberlain of the said pope), namely to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any benefice etc., as in the preceding, notwithstanding the said pope's late ordinance to the contrary [see Cal Lett. VIII, p. 247], etc., shall hold good from the date thereof, viz. Florence, 5 Id. Jan. anno 11 [1442], notwithstanding that on account of the death of the said pope the letters of dispensation were not drawn up; and that these presents shall suffice as proof thereof. Racio[ni] congruit. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lv. W. de Gouda. G. de Porris.) [In the margin: Oct(obris). 12/3 pp.]

5 Nicholas V.

1451.
14 Kal. Oct.
(18 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 345.)
To Benedict Burgli (rectius Burges), rector of Sibill Hedyngham in the diocese of London, M.A. Dispensation, at the petition also of Henry, king of England, by whom he is well-beloved, (fn. 10) to hold for life with the said church [value not stated] any benefice with cure etc., as above, f. 336d, to David Macsmaner. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. Ja. de Rizonibus. L. [de] Castiliono.) [In the margin: Aug(usti). 1⅓ pp.]
18 Kal. Oct.
(14 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 345d.)
To Richard Stephen, subdeacon, of the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who is in or about his twenty-first year, to hold any two 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.Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. W. de Gouda. Pe. de Spinosis. M. Amici.) [In the margin: Oct(obris). 1¼ pp.]
Kal. July.
(1 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 346.)
To Richard Ewen, rector of Cleve in the diocese of Worcester, M.A. Dispensation, as below. The present pope [above, p. 5] dispensed him, after and notwithstanding the above ordinance etc. to hold for life with the said church [value not here stated] any benefice with cure etc., as above, f. 336d. The pope now, at the petition also of Henry, king of England, by whom he is well-beloved, (fn. 10) dispenses him to hold for life with the said church or with two incompatible benefices any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a dignity etc., and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead three other incompatible benefices, provided that not more than two of them be parish churches or perpetual vicarages.Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. Ja. de Rizonibus.M. Amici.) [In the margin: Jul(ii). 12/3 pp. See also above, p. 92.]
4 Kal. Oct.
(28 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 347.)
To Richard Cunstall’ (rectius Tunstall’), esquire (scutifero) of Henry, king of England. Grant, at his recent petition (containing that in the year of Jubilee he made up his mind, but not under the form of a vow, to visit the shrine of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and told his purpose to several persons, but that he was so much occupied with arduous and important business in the service of king Henry that he could not go to Rome without the indignation of the said king, wherefore the king has petitioned the pope to make him a sharer in the indulgences of the said year of Jubilee), to choose a confessor who may, after hearing his confession, absolve him, once, from all his sins etc., even in cases reserved to the apostolic see, enjoining penance, and commute his vows; with further grant that he shall, being contrite and having confessed, after visiting on three successive days the churches of St. Paul, London, and St. Peter's, Westminster, saying on each day seven times the Lord's prayer and Hail Mary, and giving on the said days 10d. sterling to the poor, gain the plenary indulgence of the Jubilee, as if he had visited Rome and the appointed basilicas and churches thereof. Iniunctum nobis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. G. de Puteo.) [1 p.]
3 Id. July.
(13 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 364.)
Reservation, motu proprio, of the first to become void benefice with or without cure, secular or regular of any order, of any value, even if an abbey or a dignity in a cathedral or a conventual church, or a parish church etc., in the collation etc. of any in England or other lands subject to the king of England. Ad fut. rei mem. In hoc potissime. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. W. de Gouda. M. Amici.) [In the margin. De(cembris). 1¼ pp.]
Ibid. To the archbishop of York and the archdeacons of Hereford and Colchester in London. Mandate, motu proprio, recapitulating the preceding, to collate and assign or grant in commendam to William Westecarr', a canon of the Augustinian monastery of Bruse’ alias Burscogh', in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, S.T.M., the benefice which he shall accept in virtue of the preceding. He is hereby dispensed to hold such benefice for life, and to resign it, simply or for exchange, and hold instead another benefice, provided that it be not an abbey or other conventual dignity. Religionis zelus, litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxv. W…. De(cembris), as in the preceding. 2 pp.]
16 Kal. Oct.
(16 Sept.)
St. Peters', Rome.
(f. 387d.)
To William Peur (or Peiro), perpetual vicar of Hampnet without the east gate of Chichester. Indult that he cannot be removed from that one which he holds of the several benefices without cure called chantries in the church of Chichester, wont to be assigned to persons in priest's orders, called stall vicars, removable at the pleasure of the dean and chapter, but that he may retain it with his said vicarage for life. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxv. W. de Gouda.P. de Spinosis. A. de Panigaliis.) [In the margin: Oct(obris).]
1451.
4 Id. Oct.
(12 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 388.)
To John Botiller, rector of Maldon in the diocese of Lincoln, doctor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, one other, or if he resign it etc., as above, f. 306 (with the clause ‘as often as he pleases.’ and without mention of the pope's ordinance). Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l.W. de Gouda. A. de Panigaliis.) [In the margin: Oct(obris). 11/5 pp.]
16 Kal. Oct.
(16 Sept.)
St. Peter's Rome
(f. 391)
To John Rynet, rector of Upton on Severn (juxta Sabrinam) in the diocese of Worcester, doctor of civil law (legum). Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, one other etc.as in the preceding. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l.Ja. de Rizonibus. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris). 1 p.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with ‘Nicol. V.Secret. Tom. xiii.’ Inside the cover is the front half of the original sheepskin binding, with ‘xiii secretus Nicolai quinti’ and other contemporary notes. A flyleaf has, in the hand of Giovanni Bissaiga, ‘Nicolai V. Secret. Tom. xiii.’ There are no rubricelle. At the end of the volume is the name ‘Oaspar Blondus.’
2 As in the following mandate of execution.
3 ac propter sinistros guerrarum eventus et hostiles incursus quibus castra possessiones et terre dicte ecclesie per spacium duodecim miliarium partium illarum totali desolationi miserabiliter subacta fore noscuntur.
4 tuque qui dudum dum in civitate Londoniensi munus consecrationis susceperas ad dictam redditurus ecclesiam mare transires navi in qua constitutus eras maris absorpta periculo aurum argentum jocalia et clenodia ac alia res et bona tua que tecum deferebas penitus omiseris.
5 cum tu, sicut asseris. propter terrarum castrorum villarum et bonorum ecclesie tue Dublinensis per hostiles incursus miserabiliter factam desolationem, ac propter inimicatem inimicantium tibi absque periculo persone tue ecclesias monasteria et loca in quibus tibi visitationis officium competit commode visitare nequeas per te ipsum
6 monacho domus prioratus de Lewes Clunessensis alias Cluniacensis ordinis Sancti Benedicti Cicestrensis diocesis.
7 The mention of the tax ‘xxxx’ and the ‘Gratis’ seem contradictory.
8 At the end of the letter, instead of in the usual place, namely the margin at the beginning of the letter.
9 This corrects the date in Le Neve-Hardy, Fasti, II, p. 340.
10 pro te dilecto suo.