Vatican Regesta 401
1453-1454

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'Vatican Regesta 401: 1453-1454', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 10: 1447-1455 (1915), pp. 141-156. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103531 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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7 Nicholas V.

1453.
3 Kal. June.
(30 May.)
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 4d.)
To John Salmon, of the convent of the monastery of Friars Preachers, London. Dispensation to him, who is M.A., at the petition also of John de Grey, knight, whose chaplain he is, to hold for life 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. Litterarum sciencia, religionis zelus, vite etc. (rectius Religionis zelus, litterarum sciencia, vite etc.). (—. | xxxvi. P. de Legendorff. [A. de] Magio. Servacius.) [In the margin: Junii. 1 p.]
Prid. Non. July.
(6 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 16.)
To William Saundres, rector of Do[d]yngton in the diocese of Ely (fn. 2) . Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain of John, cardinal bishop of St. Rufina's, archbishop of Canterbury, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40l. sterling. any other benefice, or without it any two benefices with or without cure (fn. 3) and incompatible, even if dignities etc. or parish churches etc., and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. S. de Monte. G. de Puteo.) [1¾ pp.]
Ibid. To John Bryg, rector of Carleton in Lyndrik in the diocese of York, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain etc., as in the preceding, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any other etc., as ibid. Litterarum etc. (Pe. Monte [as ibid.]. Jo. de Sala.) [1¾ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 17d.)
To John Clere, bachelor of canon law, a canon in the collegiate church of St. Peter in Rypon, in the diocese of York, and prebendary of the prebend of Staynwik therein. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain etc., as above, f. 16, to hold for life with the said prebend, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, any other benefice etc., as ibid. Litterarum etc. (Pe. Monte [as ibid.] C. Fidelis.) [2 pp.]
11 Kal. Sept.
(22 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 23.)
To Elias C[l]iderowe, layman, of the diocese of London, and Alice his wife. Indult of plenary indulgence etc. (Registered briefly: ‘[salutem etc.] Provenit, semel de reservatis, et tociens quociens de aliis. ac plenaria in mortis articulo. Datum …’) (—. | Provenit tax(a) xxv, Altare xii. S. de Monte. G. de Puteo.)
Ibid. To Master William Gray, a papal notary and referendary, and Alice Gray, noblewoman, of the diocese of Durham. Indults, to him to have a portable altar, with the ‘before daybreak’ and ‘in places under interdict’ clauses, and to her of plenary indulgence. (Registered briefly: ‘salutem [etc.] Conceditur Magistro Wilhelmo altare cum clausula ante diem et in locis interdictis, Alecie provenit in forma. Datum ….’) (Ambe tax(ate) ad xx. xx. S. de Monte. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris).]
11 Kal. Oct.
(21 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 23d.)
To John le Scrop. baron, nobleman, of the diocese of York, and Elizabeth his wife, noblewoman. Indult of plenary indulgence etc. (Registered briefly: salutem etc. Provenit in forma. Datum …’) (—| xxvi. S. de Monte.G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris).].
15 Kal. Sept.
(18 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 23d.)
To Master William Gray, a papal notary and referendary. Faculty to make a will, in the usual form. Quia presentis vite. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xx. S. de Monte. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Aug(usti).]
1453, [March 19-
1454, March 18], (fn. 4)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 25d.)
To William Osgodby, rector of Castelforth in the diocese of York. Dispensation to him, who has studied and is still studying canon and civil law in the university of Oxford, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling. one other benefice, or, if he resign 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.Vite etc. (—. |—.) [2 pp.]
1453.
12 Kal. Oct.
(20 Sept)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 43.)
To John Emilton, rector of Bampton in the diocese of Carlisle. Dispensation, at his own petition and that of John, earl of Worcester (Wigornie), to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 12l. sterling, any other benefice, or without it any two benefices with cure etc., as above. f. 25d. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. l. S. de Monte.G. de Puteo.) [1½ pp.]
Prid. Non. July.
(6 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 45.)
To Richard, abbot of the Benedictine monastery of SS. Mary and John Baptist. Alcester (de Alincesteria), in the diocese of Worcester. Dispensation, at his recent petition (containing that although the fruits etc. of the said monastery at its foundation were worth a thousand marks sterling a year, they have in course of time by various unlucky and fortuitous events so much decreased that they are reduced to a hundred marks sterling, with which he cannot well maintain his abbatial dignity and support the burdens of the monastery), to hold for life with the said monastery any benefice etc., as above, f. 4d. Exigit devotionis sinceritas. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. S. de Monte. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Jul(ii). 1⅓ pp.]
12 Kal. Oct.
(20 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 46.)
To Henry Grene, rector of Silk Willowby in the diocese of Lincoln, S.T.B. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, [value not stated,] any other benefice, or without it any two benefices with cure etc., as above, f. 25d. Litterarum etc. (—. | l. S. de Monte. G. de Puteo.) [1⅓ pp.]
Non. Oct.
(7 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 46d.)
To Francis, [cardinal] bishop of Porto, vice-chancellor of the Roman church. Motu propriofaculty to him (whom the pope recently dispensed motu proprio to hold with his churches of Porto and Verona and with his other benefices any benefices secular and regular of which he might have provision made to him by any collators, especially by John [Kempe, cardinal] bishop of St. Rufina's, etc.) to rent, let etc. to any persons, cleric or lay, the fruits etc. of such benefices, without receiving licence of the ordinaries. Ad personam tuam. (Pe. de Noxeto. | L. de Costiaris. Gratis pro persona domini cardinalis.) [2 pp.+. See above, p. 139.]
1453.
10 Kal. Oct.
(22 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 55.)
To Thomas Mone, rector of Sandeford Orskois in the diocese of Bath and Wells, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling. one other benefice or, if he resign it, any two other benefices with cure etc., as above, f. 25d. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Jo. de Vulterris. No fee.) [1⅓ pp.]
Id. Oct.
(15 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f 56d.)
To John, bishop of St. Rufina's, cardinal of the holy Roman church. archbishop of Canterbury. Mandate. as below. The recent petition of William Fytell', priest. of the diocese of Norwich. contained that although he was duly presented to bishop Walter by the lay patron of the rectory of St. Michael's at Plea (ad placita) Norwich and instituted by the said bishop, and in virtue thereof obtained possession and held it for several years, nevertheless John Wygenhale, then as now the said bishop's vicar-general in spirituals, under pretext of special power from the said bishop without lawful cause and without citation etc., deprived him and made collation and provision of the said rectory. as void by such deprivation. to a certain Richard Ferror, clerk, of the said diocese, wherefore William lodged a complaint (fn. 5) before John Stokes, auditor of causes of John, archbishop of Canterbury, before whom he caused the said Richard to be cited, and before whom the cause has been proceeded with, short of a conclusion, and from whom Richard has appealed to the apostolic see; and that the present pope committed the appeal and the principal matter, at Richard's instance, to John, bishop of Penne, residing in the Roman court, who has proceeded short of a conclusion. Seeing that, as William's said petition added, he is so poor that he cannot prosecute the cause further in the said court, and that its merits can be more easily made clear in England (fn. 6) than in the said court, the pope hereby, calling up the cause to himself. orders the above bishop to summon Richard and others concerned, resume the cause, hear it further and decide it. enforcing his decision by ecclesiastical censure, without appeal. etc. Humilibus supplicum votis (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxi. A. de Veneriis. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Oct(obris). 2 pp.]

2 Nicholas V.

1448.
6 Id. June.
(8 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 75.)
To John Trevenaunt. priest, of the diocese of Worcester, rector of St. Mary's, Calais (de Calisia), [in the diocese of Térouane]. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church (besides which he holds a canonry and prebend of the church of Wells, the value of both benefices not exceeding 60l. sterling) any benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible etc., as above, f. 25d. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. |l. M. Amici. Pe. de Noxeto. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Mar(tii). 12/3 pp.]

7 Nicholas V.

1453, [March 19–
1454, March 18]. (fn. 7)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 76.)
To John Bernere, a monk professed of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Ramsey, in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if etc., as above, f. 4d. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. M. Amici. Pe. de Noxeto. Pro P. de Porcariis, pro officio f(lorenus) i. S. de Spada.) [In the margin. Mar(iii). 1 p.+.]
1452[rect. 1453]. (fn. 8)
15 Kal. July.
(17 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 76d.)
To Michael Coruanell(is), priest, of the diocese of Exeter, I.U.B. Rehabilitation, as below. His recent petition contained that formerly, when holding the perpetual vicarage of St. Piran (Sancti Pierani) in the diocese of Exeter, he obtained by collation of the ordinary the parish church of St. Michael. Baunton, in the said diocese, about whose lay patronage litigation had arisen, detaining the said vicarage and church for some time without papal dispensation; that afterwards, estecming that he had been sufficiently dispensed by papal authority in regard to holding two incompatible benefices, even if two parish churches or their perpetual vicarages, he resigned the said vicarage and obtained by collation of the ordinary that of All Saints, Okehampton, in the said diocese (on condition, however, that if he had not been dispensed to retain two incompatible benefices, his resignation of the said vicarage of St. Piran and his acceptance of that of All Saints should be held null), and held them together for three weeks; and that subsequently, after he had obtained the said vicarage of All Saints, the present pope dispensed him, who alleged that he was holding the said vicarage of St. Piran, to receive and hold for life with that vicarage any one other, or if he resigned it any two other benefices [with cure] or otherwise incompatible, even if two parish churches or two perpetual vicarages etc. or one of each, and to resign them. simply or for exchange, as often as he pleased [above, p. 91], whereupon, after having really resigned the vicarage of St. Piran, he has held for more than a year but less than two, in virtue of the said dispensation, the said church of St. Michael and vicarage of All Saints. At his said petition, adding that he fears lest he has incurred the penalties of Execrabilis, the pope hereby rehabilitates him, and grants and decrees that the collations made to him of the said church of St. Michael and vicarage of All Saints and the said dispensation etc. shall hold good as if the dispensation had been granted to him before he obtained as above, and as if he had not held together the said two vicarages and church. Sedes apostolica, pia mater. (—. | xxx. M. Amici. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Ja(nuarii). 14/5 pp.]
1453.
3 Non. Sept.
(3 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 77d.)
To Roger Crosse, archdeacon of Dublin. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain of Richard, duke of York, to hold for life with the said archdeaconry, which is a non-major non-elective dignity with cure, value not exceeding 70 marks sterling, any other benefice with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if a parish church etc., and to resign both, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases; provided that he do not hold two parish churches or perpetual vicarages. Vite etc. (—. | xxx. M. Amici. S. de Spada.) [In the margin. Ja(nuarii). 1¼ pp.]
1453[-4].
15 Kal. March.
(15 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 78.)
To John Rayfoldi, priest and monk of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Stratforde Langthorn. in the diocese of London. Dispensation to hold for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks, even if etc., and to resign it, simply or for exchange, [as often as he pleases]. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. M. Amici. Jo. de Sala.)

8 Nicholas V.

1454.
Prid.Kal. June.
(31 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 83.)
To Thomas Challi, rector of St. Leonard's in the diocese of Chichester, doctor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 10 marks sterling, any other benefice or without it any other two benefices with or without cure (fn. 9) or otherwise incompatible, even if etc., as above, f. 16. Litterarum etc. (—. | l.S. de Spada. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Junii. 1¾ pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 84.)
To William Reysond', perpetual vicar of St. Leonard's, Eynesham, in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any other benefice etc., as in the preceding. LitterarumPuteo), as ibid. [1 p. Registered briefly.]
Ibid. To Richard Gilet, perpetual vicar of St. Mary's, Hamey, in the diocese of Salisbury, (fn. 10) bachelor of canon law. The like, the value of the said vicarage not exceeding 20l. sterling. (Registered briefly: ‘salutem etc. Litterarum sciencia, vite ac morum honestas etc., cuius fructus etc. viginti librarum sterlingorum etc. Dispensatio ad duas parrochiales de verbo and verbum conceditur et sub eadem data prout in alia proxime precedenti etc.’) (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. S. de Spada.G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Junii.]
1454.
Ibid.
To John Holman, rector of Heampton in the diocese of Exeter, M.A. The like, the value of the said church not exceeding 24l. sterling. (Registered briefly: ‘salutem etc.Litterarum sciencia, vite ac morum honestas etc., cuius fructus etc. viginti quatuor librarum sterlingorum etc. Conceditur sibi dispensatio ad duas parrochiales ecclesias de verbo ad verbum et sub eisdem clausulis et data prout in predicta alia proxime precedenti continetur etc.’ (Pe.… Junii], as in the preceding.
Ibid. To Richard Frensch, perpetual vicar of Northmelton in the diocese of Exeter, M.A. The like, the value of the said vicarage not exceeding 20l. sterling. (Registered briefly: ‘salutem [etc.]. Litterarum sciencia, vite ac morum honestas etc., cuius fructus etc. viginti librarum sterlingorum etc. Conceditur eidem dispensatio ad duas parrochiales ecclesias de verbo ad verbum modo forma clausulis et data [prout] in proxime preceden[ti] litter(a) latius conten [rectius contin](etur) etc. (‘Pe.…Junii), as in the preceding.
Ibid.
(f. 85.)
To Robert Brompton, a Friar Preacher, S.T.M. Dispensation to him, a chaplain of Robert, bishop of Durham, to hold for life a benefice with or without cure, secular or regular of any order etc. as above, f. 4d. Religionis zelus, litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. S. de Spada.G. de Puteo.) [In the Margin: Junii. 1¼ pp.]
Ibid. To— (fn. 11) Goldsmyth, a canon professed of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Guisborough (de Gy[s]burnia), in the diocese of York. The like. (Registered briefly: ‘salutem etc. Religionis zelus [etc.]. Similis dispensatio de verbo ad verbum et sub eadem data.’ (Pe. Spada [as in the preceding]. S. de Monte.) [In the margin: Junii.]
3 Kal. Aug.
(30 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 105.)
To Stephen Lambery, [perpetual] vicar of Uny Lelant (Sancti Eunii iuxta Lananta) in Cornwall, in the diocese of Exeter, bachelor of laws. Dispensation to hold for life with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, one other benefice or, if he resign it, any two benefices etc., as above, f. 25d. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx.Ja. de Vicencia. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Jull(ii). 2 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 106.)
To Hamund Haydok, rector of Derham in the diocese of Norwich, S.T.B. The like, the value of the said church not exceeding 100 marks sterling. (Registered briefly:salutem etc. Litterarum sciencia, vite ac morum honestas etc. Dispensatio ad duo incompatibilia, dummodo non sint parrochiales etc. de verbo ad verbum prout in precedenti littera. excepto quod fructus redditus et proventus dicte parrochialis ecclesie de Derham etc. centum marcharum sterlingorum ralorem non excedunt, cetera omnia ut supra et sub eadem data. (Pe…. Vulterris), as in the preceding. [In the margin: Junii.]
8 Id. June.
(6 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 122.)
To Robert Toppyng, a Friar Preacher of the house of the town of Chelmer[s]ford in the diocese of London. Dispensation to him, who is Humphrey Stafford, duke of Buckingham's confessor and continual commensal chaplain, to hold for life any benefice etc., as above. f. 76. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. S. de Spada. C. Fidelis.) [In the margin: Junii. 1 p +.]
Ibid. To John Pontffraytt, a monk of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Rievaulx (Ryeuallis), in the diocese of York, S.T.M. The like. (Registered briefly: ‘salutem etc.Religionis. prosequamur. Hinc est. meritorum tuorum et cetera omnia de verbo ad verbum prout in proxime precedenti littera continetur, et sub eadem data. ‘(Pe Spada [as in the preceding]. Jo. de Sala.) [In the margin: Junii.]

7 Nicholas V.

1453[-4].
9 Kal. March.
(21 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 125).
To the bishop of Leighlin and the archdeacon of the church of Kildare (Daren.) Mandate, as below. The recent petition of the prior and convent of the Augustinian monastery of St. Mary, Conal, in the diocese of Kildare, contained that divers princes and temporal lords gave them the patronage and presentation to divers churches, chapels and benefices; that the late Richard, bishop of Kildare and William, bishop of Leighlin, with consent of their respective chapters, granted to them in perpetuity the said and other churches and benefices in their dioceses, likewise of their patronage, in such wise that the fruits etc. thereof served for the uses of the said prior and convent, which grant by bishop William was confirmed by the late Meylerus, his successor as bishop of Leighlin; as is more fully contained in the letters of the said bishops, sealed with the seals of the said chapters, in which are the names of the said churches etc. At the said petition, adding that although they have canonically held the said churches etc. for two hundred years, they fear molestation, and that the said letters are beginning to be worn with age, the pope orders the above to inform themselves, each in his diocese. and if they find the above to be as stated, to confirm the said grants, donations etc. Apostolice nobis licet. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. S. de Spada. W. Gregorii.P. de Spinosis.) [In the margin: Junii. 2⅓ pp.] [Theiner, Vet. Mon. Hibern. et Scot., p. 390, no. 768, from ‘Reg. Tom. xvii.fol. 125,’ i.e. the present Register, slightly abridged, and with ‘Barensis’ in the address for’ Darensis,’ and ‘Coval’ for ‘Conal.’]
1453.
12 Kal. Oct.
(20 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 129.)
To William Thornbury, priest, perpetual vicar of Feverisham and Estchirch’ in the diocese of Canterbury. Indult for life to him, who holds the said vicarages by papal dispensation, and has to absent himself from them, so that he cannot serve either of them in person, to take and to rent, let etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of the said vicarages and his other benefices, whilst studying [letters] at an university, or residing in any of his benefices, or being in the service of the king or queen or a bishop, duke, earl or baron of England. Exigentibus que tibi. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxxv. S. de Monte. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris). 2 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 130.)
To John Lasey, a canon of the collegiate church of Southwell (Suthwellie) in the diocese of York. Indult to him—who is a member of the household of John, bishop of St. Rufina's, cardinal of the holy Roman church, has had provision made to him by authority of the ordinary of a canonry of the above church and the prebend of Wodburgh therein, without cure and value not exceeding 40l. sterling, and has, after taking oath to keep the statutes (which provide that the holder of the said prebend shall be in priest's, deacon's or subdeacon's orders, or be promoted to some of them within a year) obtained possession in virtue of the said collation and held possession for more than five months, being in minor orders only—that he may retain the said canonry and prebend for life, being in the said minor orders, resign them, and hold others in the same church, also for life, and also for seven years any other mutually compatible canonries and prebends, even requiring the like holy orders, in cathedral, even metropolitan or other collegiate churches. He is dispensed not to be promoted to any of the said holy orders, for life on account of the said or other canonries and prebends of Southwell, and for seven years on account of such other canonries and prebends, the said oath being hereby relaxed. Vite … (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. S. de Monte. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris). 1½ pp.]
Ibid. To John Porter, a canon of the above church of Southwell. Indult to him—who is secretary of the above cardinal, has had provision made to him by authority of the ordinary of a canonry of the above church and the prebend of Paleishall' therein, without cure and value not exceeding 40l. sterling, and has, after taking oath … (as in the preceding) held possession for more than a year, being in minor orders only—that he may retain the said canonry and prebend for life, being in the said minor orders, even if they require priest's orders; with dispensation hereby not to be promoted to any of the said holy orders for life on account of the said canonry and prebend, the above oath being hereby relaxed.Vite … (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx… 1½ pp.], as in the preceding.
1453.
Ibid.
(f. 131d.)
To William Stokton, perpetual vicar of Stalinburgh' in the diocese of Lincoln, I.U.B. Dispensation to hold for life with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 10l. sterling, any other benefice or without it any two benefices etc., as above, f. 16. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. S. de Monte. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris). 1½ pp.]
Prid. Kal. Sept.
(31 Aug.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 137 bis. d.)
To Thomas Knyght (fn. 12) . elect of Down and Connor. Dispensation to him. who is a Benedictine and S. T. B.. and to whom the pope recently made provision of the above united sees, the fruits of which, situated in Ireland where wars continually rage (fn. 13) . do not exceed in value 50l. sterling a year, to retain along with the said sees the Benedictine priory of St. Augustine, Daventre, in the diocese of Lincoln, which is conventual and with cure, and the portion appointed to the camera of the prior thereof, and the parish church of Karlton in the said diocese, value not exceeding 17l. and 14l. sterling respectivelv (fn. 14) , which he was holding together by papal dispensation at the time of the said promotion. and to resign the said priory and church, simply or for exchange. as often as he pleases.Personam tuam. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxv. S. de Monte.L. de Narnia.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris). 1 p. See above, p. 99.]
15 Kal. Dec.
(17 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 139.)
Statute and ordinance, at the recent petition of the provincial and local priors and other friars of the Carmelite order in England, doctors (professorum) of theology and masters of arts, setting forth certain abuses (described) of the order in England, that no friar of the order may impetrate or hold or obtain possession of any benefice with or without cure, wont to be assigned to secular clerks, unless he show proof of his fitness etc. by licence and certificate from the prior provincial or his vicar or the chapter provincial, under pain of nullity of such impetrations etc.; with further statute etc. against friars who illicitly transfer themselves to other orders etc. Ad perp. rei mem. Ad hoc universis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lx. A. de Veneciis. A. de Racaneto.) [2 pp. In the margin: No(vembris).] [Bullarium Carmelitanum, vol. I, p. 236, from ‘Reg. Vat. lib. 17. Bullar. Secret.fol. 139,’ i.e. the present Register.]
Prid.Non. July.
(6 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 308.)
To Adam Marland, rector of Redmerschall’ in the diocese of Durham, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any other benefice or without it any two benefices with cure etc., as above. f. 25l. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. S. de Monte. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Jul(ii). 2 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 310.)
To John Voderton, rector of Tilbroke in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is a chaplain of the duke of Bu[c]k[ingham], to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, any other etc., as in the preceding. Vite etc. (Pe. Monte [as ibid.].Pe. de Bonitate.) [In the margin: Jul(ii). 12/3 pp.]
Non. May.
(7 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 15)
(f. 311.)
To John Eggecombe. rector of one of the two portions of the parish church of Ermyngton in the diocese of Exeter, M.A. Dispensation to him (who is also a scholar in theology, and was lately successively dispensed by papal authority, as the son of unmarried parents, (i) to be promoted to all, even holy orders and hold a benefice even with cure, (ii) to hold four other benefices with and without cure compatible with one another and with the said benefice, and to resign etc., as usual) to hold for life with the said portion, value not exceeding 50 marks sterling, any other benefice or without it any two benefices with cure etc., as above, f. 25d. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxxv. P. de Legendorff. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Ap(rilis). 2 pp.]
Non. July.
(7 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 312.)
To Anne, countess of Warwick, of the diocese of Salisbury. Indult and dispensation for life to her, who is weakened by former illnesses and the birth of children, that the confessor of her choice may, by his advice and that of her physician, if present, grant to her in Lent and on other fast days, whilst she is pregnant, to eat milk-meats and eggs and flesh (carneis), and not to fast. Ut apostolice sedi. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx.S. de Monte. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin. Jul(ii). 1 p.]
4 Kal. June.
(29 May.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 312d.)
To Thomas Persson, rector of Pesemere in the diocese of Salisbury. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, at his own petition and that of the duchess of Somerset, whose chaplain and confessor he is, any other benefice or without it any two benefices with cure etc., as above, f. 25d. Vite etc. (Pe.de Noxeto. | l. S. de Monte. Pe. de Bonitate.) [In the margin: Jul(ii). 2 pp.]
Prid. Non. July.
(6 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 313d.)
To Henry Meoles, rector of Fowyng (rectius Fobbyng) in the diocese of London, M.A. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, any other benefice etc., as in the preceding. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. S. de Monte. Jo. de Sala.) [In the margin: Jul(ii). 2 pp.]
Kal. July.
(1 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 325d.)
To Geoffrey Bury, a monk professed of the Benedictine monastery of Bury St. Edmunds in the diocese of Norwich. Dispensation for life to hold any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed etc., as above, f. 76. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. S. de Monte. L. de Narnia.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris).]

6 Nicholas V.

1452[-3].
Prid. Non. Mar.
(6 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 339.)
To John Pynchebek. perpetual chaplain at the altar of St. John in the chapel of St. John Baptist situate by the church of Aldermaryehirch over the Charnel (super Charnellum) in the diocese of London. S.T.B. Indult, as below. The pope has learned that the late John Export, a citizen of London, provided in his will for the hiring by his heirs and executors of a perpetual chaplain to celebrate divine offices for the souls of himself and all faithful; that he left no heirs and executors, and that his possessions were, according to the custom of England, confiscated to the royal exchequer (camere regali), to a value of about 11l. sterling over and above all reprises, and that therefore king Richard founded and endowed the above perpetual chaplaincy called a chantry, the foundation and endowment providing that the holder shall daily celebrate divine offices for the good estate of the said king and after his death for his soul, and for the soul of queen Anne, then already dead, and for the souls of their progenitors, of the said John and of all faithful. Seeing that the above John, the present holder of the chantry, desires to absent himself from time to time, for preaching and recreation, visiting his friends and for his health etc., but is bound by oath to observe the said foundation and endowment, the pope, at his petition, grants him indult for life to absent himself for a time which seems good to him, and take the fruits etc. meanwhile; provided that if he absent himself for more than six months he shall cause the chantry to be served by a sufficient chaplain, and that, wherever he be at such times of absence, he shall celebrate divine offices for the said souls. Litterarum … (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxviii. S. de Monte. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Sep(tembris). 2 pp.]

7 Nicholas V.

1453.
3 Kal. Oct.
(29 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 339d.)
Revocation etc., as below. The recent petition of Henry, king of England contained that Richard, duke of York, Thomas Courtanay, earl of Devon and Edward Broke, lord of Cobham, after gathering great forces, repaired to the king's presence and submitted to him, and by the mediation of John, now bishop of St. Rufina's. then cardinal priest of St. Balbina's, and a number of the king's councillors, took a certain solemn oath, but afterwards, as the king has been informed, obtained from the pope or the pope's penitentiary letters of absolution therefrom, to the great disturbance of the estate, peace and quiet of the king and his dominions. At the said petition the pope, considering that if such letters have emanated, which he does not believe. they were against his intention. hereby revokes and annuls them. Ad fut.rei mem. Carissimi in Christo filii nostri Henrici. (Pe. de Noxeto. | G. de Puteo. Gratis intuitu domini regis de mandato domini nostri.) | 1½ pp. Partly printed in Raynaldi Annales, an. 1453, § 21, from ‘Lib. xvii. p. 339,’ i.e. the present Register, with the misreadings ‘Thomas Constanarum comes Devoniæ ac Eduardus Brohæ.’]
1453[-4].
4 Id. Jan.
(10 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 350.)
To Margaret Meryk. a nun of the Augustinian priory of St. Mary Magdalen (fn. 16) . Bristol (de Bristoll’), in the diocese of Worcester. Dispensation to be elected etc. to and hold any dignity wont to be governed by nuns of the said order, even if that of prioress (priorissalis) or conventual, notwithstanding that she lacks from her birth the first joints of the fingers and thumb of her left hand. (fn. 17) Religionis etc. (Pe.de Noxeto. | xx. M. Amici.) [In the margin: Ja(nuarii).]

8 Nicholas V.

1454.
16 Kal. July.
(16 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 403d.)
To William Sutton, rector of Averham in the diocese of York, a completed (formato) bachelor of theology. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 20 marks sterling, one other benefice or without it any two benefices with cure etc., as above, f. 25d. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (Pe.de Noxeto. | l. S. de Spada. L. de Narnia.) [In the margin: Junii. 1⅓ pp.]

7 Nicholas V.

1453[-4].
5 Id. Feb.
(9 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 468d.)
To Richard Scardeburgh, clerk, of the diocese of London, M.A. Dispensation to him, a fellow of the hall or house of students of Merton in the university of Oxford, to hold for life, with all liberties, privileges, emoluments etc. of a fellow of the said hall or house, a benefice with or without cure, even if a parish church etc., and to resign, as often as seems good to him, simply or for exchange, etc. Litterarum etc. ([Pe. de Noxeto.] | xx. S. de Spada. Pe. de Noxeto (fn. 18) .Constantinus.) [In the margin: Maii. 1¼ pp.]

8 Nicholas V.

1454.
10 Kal. Aug.
(23 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 471d.)
To Thomas Osgodhy (rectius Osgodhy), perpetual vicar of Pinchebek in the diocese of Lincoln, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, to hold for life with the said viearage, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, one other benefice or, if he resign it, any two other benefices with cure etc., as above, f. 25d. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. S. de Spada. Jo.de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Junii. 2 pp.]
Ibid.
(f. 472d.)
To Thomas Dalyson, rector of Fiskerton in the diocese of Lincoln. The like. (Registered briefly: ‘salutem etc.Nobilitashonestas, aliaque etc. Dispensatio ad duo incompatibilia prout in bulla precedenti de verbo ad verbum usquevolentes te qui ut asseris parrochialem ecclesiam de Fiskerton Lincolnien. dioc. cuius fructus redditus et proventus viginti librarum sterlingorum secundum extimationem predictametc. de verbo ad verbum prout supra et sub eadam data.’ (Pe…. Spada [as in the preceding]. Jo. de Sala.) [In the margin. Junii.]
3 Kal. Aug.
(30 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 472d.)
To Thomas Pentire, rector of St. Ewe (sancti Ewi) in the diocese of Exeter, I.U.B. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church [value not stated] any other benefice or without it any two other benefices with cure etc., as above, f. 25d. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. Ja. de Vicencia. A. de Panigaliis.) [In the margin: Aug(usti). 2 pp.]
Prid. Kal. Aug.
(31 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 475d.)
To John Byngham, a canon professed of the Augustinian monastery or priory of Thuigarton (rectius Thurgarton) in the diocese of York. Dispensation to hold for life any benefice etc., as above, f. 76. Religionis etc. (—. | xxx. Ja. de Vicencia. S. de Spada.) [In the margin: Jul(ii). 1¼ pp.]

7 Nicholas V.

1453.
16 Kal. May.
(16 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 495d.)
To David Kay, perpetual vicar of Kilgour in the diocese of St. Andrews, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him, a priest, at his own petition and that of James, bishop of St. Andrews, whose secretary he is, to hold for five years with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 15l. sterling, one other, or, if he resign it, any two other parish churches or their perpetual vicarages. and to resign them, [simply or] for exchange, as often as he pleases. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. M. Amici. P. de Spinosis. Pe. de Bonitate.) [In the margin: Ja(nuarii). 12/3 pp.]

8 Nicholas V.

1454.
Prid. Id. June.
(12 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 500.)
To William Elyot, rector of St. Michael's. Churiton Episcopi, in the diocese of Exeter. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not execeeding 26l. sterling, any other benefice, or, if he resign it, any two other benefices with cure etc., as above, f. 25d. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. S. de Spada. A. de Racaneto.) [1 p.]
1454.
6 Id. May.
(10 May.)
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 512d.)
To Clement Wellis, an Augustinian friar. Dispensation, at his own petition and that of John. duke of Norfolk, to hold for life any benefice with or without cure etc., as above, f. 76. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. S.de Spada.C. Fidelis.) [In the margin: Maii.]
Ibid.
(f. 513.)
To John, abbot, and the convent of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Ramesey. in the diocese of Lincoln. Indult that the abbot and his successors (to whom lately the present pope granted indult to promote the monks of the monastery to all minor orders, and bless its vestments, chalices, palls and paraments and ecclesiastical ornaments) may, in addition to the other pontifical insignia which the abbots by papal dispensation have been wont to wear, wear the ring, and may, in the said monastery and its subject priories and its parish churches etc., give solemn benediction after mass, vespers and matins, provided that no bishop or papal legate be present. Exposcit devociouis tue. (—. | xx.S. de Spada. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Maii. See above, p. 92.]
Prid. Non. June.
(4 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 516d.)
To Richard Layti (rectius Layci), rector of Nouenton (rectius Neuenton) by Lamehik [sic], of the immediate jurisdiction of Christchurch, Canterbury, bachelor of laws (in juribus). Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 40 l. sterling, any other benefice, or without it any two other benefices with or without cure etc., as above, f. 16. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. S. de Spada. G. de Puteo.) [In the margin: Junii. 1½ pp.]

7 Nicholas V.

1453.
16 Kal. May.
(16 April.)
St. Peter's. Rome.
(f. 519.)
To Robert Sprotlay and John Baron, perpetual chaplains in the church of London. Indult. at their recent petition (containing that, on account of the chantry founded by the late John, duke of Lancaster in the said church, they are bound, in accordance with the foundation and institution thereof, to say conjointly (fn. 19) the canonical hours and other divine offices in a certain chapel appointed for them, lodge together and eat together (fn. 20) , and on the principal feasts be present at the canonical hours in the choir and at processions, under pain of perjury, and that they cannot absent themselves from the said chantry for more than seven weeks, and are bound to other burdens, which, on account of the slenderness of the fruits of the chantry they cannot fulfil), for each of them to hold for life with the said chantry, which is without cure, any other benefice with or without cure, even if a canonry and prebend or a dignity, not major, in the said or a collegiate church, and to let and rent the fruits etc. thereof, even to laymen, to say the said office and hours separately (fn. 21) in the said chapel or any other place of their choice, and to absent themselves from the said chantry, without licence of the dean of the said church, as often as they please. for recreation or other lawful cause, provided that they cause the chantry to be served by another or others, and, for lawful causes, not to be present at the said feasts and processions, without incurring perjury, the pope hereby absolving them from their oath to observe the aforesaid. Exigit vestre devocionis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. S. de Monte. A. de Racaneto.) [In the margin: Aug(usti). 1½ pp.]

8 Nicholas V.

1454.
4 Id. Sept.
(10 Sept.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 522.)
To the abbot and convent of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, Dundraynan, in the diocese of Whiteherne. Confirmation, as below. Thomas, bishop of Whiteherne, formerly appropriated to their monastery, whose buildings were ruinous and its means much reduced. the rectory of Balmaclelan in the said diocese, of the patronage of William, earl of Douglas and temporal lord of Galloway (Galwidie), on its becoming void by the resignation to the said bishop of John Iiuhos (or Inihos), the consent of the chapter of Whiteherne and of the said earl being given, on condition that the abbot and convent should present a fit priest to the perpetual vicarage which the said bishop instituted, for the cure of the parishioners, and that such vicar should receive 10 marks of the money current in those parts from the fruits etc. of the said church and have a certain ecclesiastical land belonging to the said church, etc. At the said petition, adding that in virtue of the said appropriation they have obtained possession of the said rectory, value not exceeding 15l. sterling, the pope hereby confirms the said appropriation. A postolice servitutis officium. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. Ja. de Vicencia. A. de Veneriis.) [2 pp.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with ‘Nicol. V. Secret. Tom. xvii.’ Inside the cover is the usual piece of sheepskin, with ‘Finis septimi anni et principium octavi,’ decimus septimus secretus Nicolai quinti’ and other contemporary and later notes. A flyleaf has, in the hand of Giovanni Bissaiga, ‘Nicolai V. Secret. Tom. xvii.’ The volume is unusually thick, containing 523 ff., on the last of which, beneath the text, is ‘Gaspar Blondus.’
2 Elnen., rectius Elien.
3 quecunque due ecclesiastica curata vel non curata et invicem incompatibilia beneficia. The addition of ‘vel non curata’ is unusual.
4 i.e. the limiting dates of an.7, the date in the Register being incomplete, viz. ‘Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum Anno Incarnationis dominice Millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo tertio.’
5 querelam instituit.
6 in partibus.
7 i.e. the limiting dates of an. 7, the date in the Register being incomplete, viz. Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum Anno Incarnationis dominice Millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo tertio pontificatus nostri anno septimo.
8 The letter is of the seventh year.
9 See the note to f. 16, above.
10 Sar’ dioc., i.e. again unusually brief. See also p. 137 note.
11 No Christian name.
12 Eubel, Hierarchia, vol. II, under ‘Dunen. et Conneren.’ has not the surname ‘Knyght,’ having used Oblig. 72, f. 57d, which gives the date of the obligation, viz. 9 Kal. Sept. [1453].
13 que in partibus Ibernie in quibus guerre continue vigere noscuntur site sunt.
14 prioratum sancti Augustini de Daventre dicti ordinis Lincolniensis diocesis qui conventualis et curatus existut, et portio[nem] camere [priori] dicti prio(ra)tus depu(ta)ta[m] cuius decem et septem, necnon parrochialem ecclesiam de Karlton dicte diocesis cuius quatuordecim librarum sterlingorum
15 Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum Anno etc. Millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo tercio Non. Maii Pontificatus nostri anno secundo (rectius septimo, as also in the letters which immediately precede and follow in the Register).
16 beate Marie Madalenes.
17 cumtu anteriori parte digitorum et policis manus tue sinistre a nature carueris et absque culpa tua careas.
18 His name appears at the end of the letter, after the date, instead of in the usual place, namely the margin at the beginning of the letter.
19 conjunctim.
20 insimul hospitari ac commensales esse.
21 divisim.