Vatican Regesta 402
1453-1454

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'Vatican Regesta 402: 1453-1454', Calendar of Papal Registers Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 10: 1447-1455 (1915), pp. 156-168. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=103532 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Secrete.

7 Nicholas V.

1453.
5 Id. April.
(9 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 20.)
To Thomas Preston. a canon of York. Dispensation to him, who is a clerk only and holds a canonry of York and the prebend of Dryffeld therein, not to be bound to be promoted to subdeacon's, deacon's or priest's or any other orders on account of the said prebend, which is without cure, or of any other prebends, requiring holy orders, provided that such other prebends have not cure of souls. Vite ac morum. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xx. S. de Spada. Constantinus.) [In the margin: Maii. 1 p.]

8 Nicholas V.

1454.
14 Kal. Nov.
(19 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 25.)
To Henry Bakster, priest, rector of Cosgrave in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation 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. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. P. de Legendorff. A. de Magio.) [In the margin: Oct(obris). 12/3 pp.]
12 Kal. Nov.
(21 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 25d.)
To Nicholas Chawmer, priest, rector of Sohtwethom (rectius Sothwethom) in the diocese of Lincoln. A like dispensation for life, the value of the said church likewise not exceeding 10 marks sterling. Vite. Legendorff [as ibid.]. A. de Veneriis.) [In the margin: Oct(obris). 1¾ pp.]
Prid.Kal. Nov.
(31 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 26d.)
To John Melborn, a Carmelite friar. Dispensation to hold for life 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. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Cremonen(sibus). S. Cousin.) [In the margin: Oct(obris).]
Ibid.
(f. 27.)
To William Wolfe, priest, a Friar Minor, S.T.M. The like. Registered briefly: Religionisprosequamur. Hinc est premissorum etc. ut in precedenti. Datum etc. ut supra proxime. (Pe.… Oct(obris)], as in the preceding.
17 Kal. Aug.
(16 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 27.)
To Richard Gutherst, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Augustine without the walls of the city of Canterbury. Dispensation to hold for life any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks or by regular persons of any order, even if a parish church etc., and to resign etc., as above, f. 26d. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Oct(obris).]
Ibid. To William Sellyng, a monk of the same monastery. The like. (Registered briefly: ‘salutem etc. Religionisprosequamur. Hinc est quod nos volentes te premissorum etc. ut in precedenti. Datum ut supra proxime. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Jo. de Vulterris.) [No fee indicated.]

5 Nicholas V.

1451.
5 Kal. Dec.
(27 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 27d.)
To John Langley, knight, of Durham. Exemption etc. as above, p. 107, with variants, the chief of which are the address, the petitioner's age (fn. 2) and the statement that he has a wife Beatrice, seventy years old and impotent, the name of the handmaiden, viz. Margaret Someby, more than fifty years old and unmarried (as ibid.); the bishop of Durham and the archbishop [of York] and his suffragans, instead of ‘the bishop of Worcester’; the rector of the parish church where they shall be dwelling and the guardians of the Friars Minors of Scardebrigh and Hertilpole or the collector of the papal camera in those parts. instead of the rector … living. or by the collector of the papal camera in those parts. Sacrosancta Romana ecclesia. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. Pe. de Legendorff.Jo. de Vulterris. Duplicata.) [In the margin. at the end, is No(vembris), and in the margin, at the beginning, is ‘Duplicata pro Johanne Langley milite Dunelmen. quod possit retinere mulierem unam tamquam famulam que sibi honeste serviat etc.’ 1¾ pp.]

8 Nicholas V.

1454.
4 Non. July.
(4 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 28d.)
To James Sevenoke, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Augustine without the walls of the city of Canterbury. Indult to choose his confessor, who may, as often as opportune, after hearing his confession, grant him absolution and enjoin penance, except in cases reserved to the apostolic see, and may commute his vows of abstinence. Benigno sunt. (Pe. de Noxeto. | x. P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin. Oct(obris).]
Ibid.
(f. 29.)
To Nicholas Godmersh[a]m, a monk of the same monastery. The like. (Registered briefly: ‘salutem etc. Benignoconsequi valeas [cf. the next following]. Hinc est quod nosindulgemus etc. ut in precedenti. Datum etc. ut proxime supra. (Pe. Oct(obris)], as in the preceding.
Ibid. To Richard Gut[h]erst, a monk etc. as above, f. 27. The like. (Registered briefly: ‘salutem etc. Benignoconsequi merearis [as in the full form on f. 28d. to James Sevenoke]. Hinc est quod nosindulgemus etc. ut in secunda proxime supra de verbo ad verbum.’ (Pe. … Oct(obris)], as ibid.
1454, [March 19-Dec. 31]. (fn. 3)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 30d.)
To Thomas Gyan, clerk, of the diocese of Worcester. Grant and indult to him, who is a clerk married to a widow, and a notary public by apostolic authority, to act etc. as a notary in spiritual and ecclesiastical causes, notwithstanding the provincial constitutions of Canterbury etc. Sincere devocionis affectus. (P[e]. de Noxeto. | xx. P. de Legendorff. Pro Marcello f[lorenus] i. A de. Veneriis.) [In the margin: Oct(obris). 1½ pp.]
1454.
12 Kal. July.
(20 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 33d.)
To Robert Passelew, rector of Stokton in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to him, who is of noble birth, to hold for life with the said church. value not exceeding 20l. sterling, any benefice with cure etc., as above, f. 25. Litterarum etc.Pe. de. Noxeto. | xxxx. L. de Castiliono. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Jan(uarii). 2 pp.]
5 Kal. May.
(27 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 34d.)
To John Turkey, prior of the hospital of St. Mary without Biscoposgate [sic], of the canons regular of St. Augustine, [London]. Dispensation at his petition (containing that the priory of the said hospital is, by reason of various misfortunes, and on account of hospitality to wayfarers and the sick, in many ways burdened), to hold [for life] in commendam etc. with the said priory, [value not stated,] any secular benefice with cure, even if a parish church etc. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxv. L. de Castiliono.Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Jan(uarii). 1⅓ pp.]
[1454(–5).]
3 Id. Jan.
(11 Jan.)
St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 4)
(f. 52d.)
To Gilbert Kymer, dean of Salisbury, doctor of medicine, Indult for ten years to him, who for a few years has been chancellor of the university of Oxford (fn. 5) , and ruled it in peace and tranquillity for several years (fn. 6) , to take and to rent, let etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits of his benefices, whilst residing in the said university or studying letters in any other university (fn. 7) or being in the service of king Henry or queen Margaret, or residing in one of his benefices or in the Roman court; with mandate executory hereby to the bishop of Bath and Wells, the abbot of St. Mary's, Glastonbury and the dean of Wells. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxx. S. Cousin.) [2 pp.]
1454[–5].
Id. Feb.
(13 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 53d.)
To William Lumbard', rector of Stretton on the Fosse (super Fosse), in the diocese of Worcester, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to hold for life with the said church, value not exceeding 10l. sterling, any benefice with cure etc., as above, f. 25. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l.Jo. de Vulterris.) [11/5 pp.]
1454.
8 Id. June. (fn. 8)
(6 June.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 54.)
To William Hermer, rector of Calkeuell’ near Calais, in the diocese of Térouane. Dispensation 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. 9) or otherwise incompatible, even if parish churches etc., and to resign them. simply or for exchange. as often as he pleases. Vite etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l. C. Fidelis.) [1 p.]

7 Nicholas V.

1454 (rectius
1453[–4]).
6 Kal. March.
(24 Feb.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 63.)
To William Lax. priest, of the diocese of Durham. Dispensation 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 pleases; with indult for life to take the fruits etc. of his benefices whilst residing in one of them or other honest place.Vite etc. (—. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. Pe. de Noxeto. A. de Veneriis), [1½ pp. See above, p. 105.]

8 Nicholas V.

1454.
4 Kal. Dec.
(28 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 63d.)
To John Lax, rector of Strete in the diocese of Bath and Wells, doctor of laws. Faculty to him, who is an abbreviator of apostolic letters, to make a will, with the usual clauses. Quia presentis vite. (—. | GratisVeneriis), as in the preceding.
1454[–5].
Id. March.
(15 March.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 67d.)
To James Inglis, perpetual vicar of Kilbrathan in the diocese of Glasgow, I.U.B. Dispensation to him, who is by both parents of noble birth and has been sent by James, king of Scots as a special orator to the pope, to hold with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 12l. sterling, one or, if he resign it, any two other benefices with cure etc., namely for five years if they be parish churches or perpetual vicarages, for life if they be other incompatible benefices.Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxxv.L. de Castiliono. Julius.) [In the margin: Mar(tii). 2½ pp.]

7 Nicholas V.

1453.
Prid. Kal. Dec.
(30 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 70.)
To Thomas Cliffe, a Friar Minor. Dispensation to him, a priest, to hold [for life] any benefice with [or without] cure, even if wont to be governed by secular clerks only, even if a parish church etc., as above. f. 26d. Religionis etc. (Without the usual subscriptions at the beginning and end.) [1⅓ pp.]
1453.
10 Kal. May.
(22 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 74.)
To the prior of St. Giles's, Barnewell, in the diocese of Ely. Mandate, as below. The recent petition of Laurence Cheney, esquire (armiger), of the diocese of Ely, contained that in the parish church of Eton in the diocese of Lincoln there is a certain chapel or chantry, founded and endowed in honour of St. Mary the Virgin by the late George de Bellocampo and John Dengayn, knights, progenitors of the said Laurence, for a perpetual chaplain, the foundation and endowment whereof provide that he shall be bound by oath to keep personal residence and serve divine offices and celebrate mass; and added that the fruits etc., which formerly sufficed, are so diminished that, not exceeding a yearly value of 4 marks sterling, they are insufficient for the maintenance of a resident chaplain, and that the said Laurence, who is the sole patron of the chantry, desires to keep the said chaplain in his house, as long as the said diminution lasts, etc. The pope therefore orders the above prior to summon the rector of the said church and others concerned, and if he find the facts to be as stated, to grant to the said Laurence and his successors, patrons of the said chantry, licence to keep the chaplain for the time being in their house, and for the chaplain to dwell there instead of at the said chantry, celebrate mass etc. where and when the said patrons please, instead of in the said church, and receive a stipend from them in addition to the said fruits. The prior is moreover to relax the chaplain's said oath.Exigit devocionis. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxii. S. de Monte.Servacius.) [In the margin: Augusti. 2 pp.]

8 Nicholas V.

1454.
10 Kal. Dec.
(22 Nov.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 124.)
To Richard Langstrothyr, a canon of London, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him (whom the present pope lately dispensed to hold for life any two benefices with cure [or otherwise] incompatible, even if two parish churches etc.; and who is of noble birth) to hold for life with such two incompatible benefices any other third benefice with cure and incompatible therewith, and to resign all, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases, and hold instead three other incompatible benefices, even if two of them be parish churches etc. Nobilitas generis, litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri pape. G. de Porris.) [2 pp. +. See above, p. 24.]
12 Kal. May.
(20 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 125.)
To John Langstrothyr, preceptor of the preceptory of Balsall, of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield. Confirmation of the letters, and the consequences thereof, by which John de Lastiko, master of the hospital of Rhodes, commissioned Robert Botyll, prior of the priory of England, to collate and assign to the above John, who is also castellan of the city of Rhodes, (fn. 10) the first preceptory to become void in the said priory of England. being in the gift of the said master; with mandate hereby to the abbots of St. Peter's Westminster and St. Albans to defend the said John, etc.Quanto dilectorum filiorum. (Pe. de Noxeto. | Gratis de mandato domini nostri [pape]. G. de Porris. Colla(tiona)ta.) [2 pp. +.]

6 Nicholas V.

1452.
5 Id. July.
(11 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 126.)
To the abbot and convent of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Tewkesbuey [sic], in the diocese of Worcester. Indult, at their recent petition (containing that their monastery is reputed very eminent (fn. 11) and notable, that in its church or cemetery are buried the bodies of several princes, kings, dukes and earls, and their sons, that by the divine grace its revenues are sufficiently opulent, and that it is held in great devotion by the faithful, especially by magnates and nobles), for the abbot thereof for the time being (considering that several abbots or priors of other monasteries in those parts, whose fruits are of much less value, wear the pontifical insignia even, as the said abbot and convent allege, in the presence of bishops) to wear the mitre, ring, pastoral staff, gloves and other pontifical insignia within the precincts, even if a bishop or other catholic prelate (antistes) be there, and to give solemn benediction. Exposcit tue devotionis. (P[e]. de Noxeto. | lta . Pe. Legendorff.Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: No(vembris). 1 p. +.]

8 Nicholas V.

1454.
7 Id. Dec.
(7 Dec.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 127.)
To Thomas Estyngton, perpetual vicar of Westbury in the diocese of Salisbury, M.A. Dispensation to him, who is a scholar in theology and a preacher of the gospel, (fn. 12) to hold for life with the said vicarage, value not exceeding 20l. sterling, one other or, if he resign it, any two other benefices with cure or otherwise incompatible, even if dignities etc., but not two parish churches nor perpetual vicarages, and to resign them, simply or for exchange, as often as he pleases.Litterarum etc. (P[e]. de Noxeto. | xxxx. P. Legendorff.Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: No(vembris). 1½ pp.]
Ibid. To the same. (fn. 13) Indult for seven years to take and to rent, let etc. to any persons, even laymen, the fruits etc. of his benefices, whilst studying letters [at an university]; with mandate executory hereby to the bishop of Salisbury and his vicar-general in spirituals. Litterarum etc. (P[e].de Noxeto. | xxxii. P. No(vembris). 2 pp.]
1454.
5 Non. Oct.
(3 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 207.)
To John Brygge alias Browne, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Glastonbury, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Dispensation, notwithstanding his illegitimacy as the son of a married man and an unmarried woman, to hold any benefice, dignity, etc. wont to be governed by monks of his order, even if such dignity be the abbatial etc.; with indult that the said defect need not be mentioned in future papal letters. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lxv.P. de Legendorff. G. de Porris.)
3 Kal. Aug.
(30 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome. (fn. 14)
(f. 207d.)
Decree etc., as below. The recent petition of George, abbot of the Benedictine monastery of St. Augustine without the walls of Canterbury, immediately subject to the Roman church, contained that certain monks thereof have without the said abbot's consent made themselves members of the fraternity of the hospital of Holy Trinity and St. Thomas the Martyr, Rome (de Urbe) and of the house of St. Anthony, London, and procured letters of participation in the indulgences and indults granted by the apostolic see to the members of the said fraternity, under pretext whereof they pay every year a certain sum of money, without the abbot's licence, to the said hospital and house, and claim the enjoyment of the said indulgences etc., choosing their own confessors, even secular, without the said abbot's consent, making themselves unequal (dispares) to the other monks, and not duly recognising the superiority and obedience of the said abbot. The pope therefore decrees and declares that such indults do not extend to the said monks, etc.Ad fut. rei mem. Regularem vitam. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx.L. de Castelliono. Ja. de Rizonibus.) [1 p. +.]

7 Nicholas V.

1453.
3 Id. Oct.
(13 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 208.)
To John Donaldi, chancellor of Dunkeld, bachelor of canon law. Dispensation to him (who was lately dispensed by papal authority to hold for life any two incompatible benefices, provided that they were not two parish churches or perpetual vicarages), at his own petition and that of James, king of Scots, to hold for life with such two incompatible benefices any other third 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, provided that he do not hold more than two parish churches or perpetual vicarages. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxvi. L. de Castiliono.L. de Costiaris.) [In the margin: Mar(tii). 2 pp. +. See below, p. 232.]

8 Nicholas V.

1454.
8 Id. July.
(8 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 213.)
To the prior or master of the order of St. Gilbert of Sempyngham in the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation, at his recent petition (containing that he is bound, because the said priory is immediately subject to the apostolic see, and in return for the privileges granted to it by the said see, to pay to the papal camera every two years 9l. 15s. of English money, and has to keep hospitality and maintain the brethren and enclosed sisters (fn. 15) of the order, which and the other burdens incumbent upon him he is unable to support from the fruits of the priory), for him and his successors to hold for life any benefice with or without cure etc., as above, f. 26d. (but without the clause ‘even if a parish church etc.’).Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxxxvi. Ja. de Vicentia.Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Sept(embris). 1 p. +.]
Kal. Oct.
(1 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 255d.)
To the bishop of Catanzaro (Chatanzan.). Mandate, at the recent petition of Gilbert Stichel, an Augustinian canon of the diocese of St. Andrews—containing that not long ago (fn. 16) the hospital of Soltre in the said diocese, which was of the said order, with a master and nine or ten canons, of whom Gilbert was one, had the said order suppressed therein, and was erected by authority of the ordinary into a perpetual ecclesiastical benefice, namely the chancellorship of the Augustinian church of St. Andrews, a secular dignity, value not exceeding 200 marks sterling; that the said canons were thereafter dispersed, some of them dying and the rest, except Gilbert, finding benefices or other provision; and that he has for about twenty years exercised the cure of the parishioners of Ormiston in the said diocese, annexed from of old to the said house—to grant and assign to him all the fruits etc. of the said church of Ormiston, which do not exceed 9l. sterling a year. Religionis … (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxv. P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Cremonen[sibus]. A. Trapezuncius.) [1½ pp.]
17 Kal. Aug.
(16 July.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 280.)
To John Tumbrigge, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Augustine without the walls of the city of Canterbury. Dispensation to him, who was recently smitten with palsy and fears to be much more tormented therewith in future, (fn. 17) to hold for life, with licence of his abbot, any benefice with or without cure wont to be governed by secular clerks or regular persons of any order, even if a parish church etc., and to have it served by another and its cure of souls exercised, if it have cure, and also to grant its fruits etc. to farm or yearly pension, even to laymen, without requiring licence of the ordinary etc. Religionis etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | xxx. P. de Legendorff. Jo. de Vulterris.) [In the margin: Oct(obris). 1½ pp].
8 Id. April.
(6 April.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 346d.)
To Robert Ayscogh, a canon of Salisbury, doctor of laws. Dispensation to hold for life with the parish church of Campsall’ in the diocese of York, value not exceeding 40 marks sterling, one other benefice, or without it any two benetices with cure or otherwise incompatible etc., as above, f. 54. Litterarum etc. (Pe. de Noxeto. | l.Ja. de Vincencia. F. de Sinibaldis.) [In the margin: Sept(embris). 1¼ pp.]
3 Non. Oct.
(5 Oct.)
St. Peter's, Rome.
(f. 370.)
To the archbishop of Canterbury, the bishop of Norwich, John, bishop of Hereford, and John Stokis, archdeacon of Ely. Mandate, as below. The pope has learned from certain letters of Margaret, queen of England, and from divers other letters of Richard, duke of York, protector and defender of the said realm, and of the mayor, aldermen, and citizens of the city of London, as also from the relation of John Aleyn, doctor of laws, sent to the pope as the orator of the said mayor, aldermen and citizens, and of Thomas Winchecom, priest, S.T.B., the said queen's envoy, that litigation etc. formerly arose between Robert Wright and other parishioners, of the one part, and a number of rectors, vicars or curates of the said city, of the other part, about oblations etc., but that at length, at the instance of the late John, bishop of St. Rufina's and other prelates and clergy of the province of Canterbury, the said parties, or a number of ecclesiastical and lay persons in their names, arrived at an amicable agreement, which the said parties not only accepted but for some time observed, but which afterwards the said rectors, vicars or curates or some of them refused to observe, procuring (under pretext of certain letters granted to them by the present pope, containing no mention of the said agreement, etc.) the addressing of certain mandates to a number of the said parishioners in the matter of the said oblations, and especially to the said Robert, and otherwise in many ways vexing and molesting them, wherefore the said parishioners have appealed to the apostolic see. The pope has learned moreover that very many murmurings and dissensions have resulted in consequence among the people of the said city against the said rectors, vicars or curates, and that, unless he provide a remedy, great hatreds and scandals are likely to follow. He therefore, extolling the devotion of the English and protesting his special affection for them, (fn. 18) orders the above, or three, two or one of them, to summon the said parties, and monish and induce them to approve the said agreement or any other honest and convenient agreement which shall be made or, if they prefer, to observe the pope's said letters; if not. to make enquiry extra-judicially about the said murmurings, scandals, letters etc., and to send as soon as possible to the pope the said approbation or agreement, if made, or the result of their enquiry, together with their sealed letters (containing, inter alia, how much credence is to be given to them), in order that the pope may provide the most wholesome remedy. In order to facilitate the making of peace, the pope hereby suspends and annuls for a year from the presentation of these presents to the above judges, and beyond that period, until the pope has made another ordinance in the matter, his said letters and the processes which have arisen therefrom and all sentences against the said Robert or parishioners, and all penalties inflicted, and exhorts the said mayor, aldermen, citizens and inhabitants, and orders the said rectors, vicars and curates, namely the former and their successors, to observe the said agreement or letters of the pope, or, if not, the latter and parishioners to make an honest and convenient agreement as above, to the end that peace and concord may be established between them. Romani pontificis providencia. (Pe. de Noxeto. | lx.P. de Legendorff. Ja. de Rizonibus. Collationata, Ja.Marini.) [In the margin: Oct(obris). 2 pp. See below, Reg. Vat. CCCCXXVII, f. 57.]

Footnotes

1 On the back of the volume is the usual modern label, with ‘Nicol. V. Secret.Tom. xviii.‘Within the cover is the usual front half of the original sheepskin binding, with ‘Decimus octavus secretus Nicolai quinti’ and other more or less contemporary notes. A modern flyleaf has, in the hand of Giovanni Bissaiga, ‘Nicolai V. Secret. Tom. xviii.’ The volume is unusually thick, containing 440 ff.
2 Here it is ‘tu qui seæagesimum tue etatis annum transcendens (sic) et vinculo matrimonu cum Beatnce coniuge tua muliere septuagenaria litagus (rectius ligatus) existis. propter senium et corporis tui debilitatem, seniumque et impotenciam tue coniugis ac graves infirmitates quibus interdum affligeris absque muliere que tibiserviat …’ Reg. Vat. CCCXCVIII, f. 83d, has ‘tu qui septuagesimum tue etatis annum transcendis et nullo vinculo matrimonii cum aliqua muliere ligatus existis, propter senium et corporis tui debilitatem ac graves infirmitates quibus interdum affigeris absque muliere que tibiserviat …’
3 Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum Anno Incarnacionis dominice Millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo quarto indictione secunda pontificatus nostri anno octavo.’ Indiction 2 correctly corresponds to the year 1454 modern style, but has evidently been written by madvertence instead of the day of the month.
4 Incomplete date: ‘Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum tercio Id.Januarii anno octavo.’
5 qui cancellarius universitatis Oxonie paucis preteritis annis ut asseris fuisti. Le Neve-Hardy, Fasti, III, p. 467, has him chancellor from 1446 to 11 May, 1453.
6 § pluribus annis rexisti.
7 ut eadem universitate aut litterarum studio alio quoque in loco ubi illud vigeat generale.
8 octavo Idus Junii’ is inserted in the margin by Ja. Marini.
9 See the note to Reg. Vat. CCCCl, f. 16.
10 castellanus urbis Rodhi.
11 insigne.
12 predicator evangelicus.
13 Here without ‘magistro in artibus.’
14 Datummillesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo (rectius quinquagesimo) quarto anno octavo.
15 fratres et sorores inclusas.
16 a paucis temporibus.
17 qui ut asseris gravi morbo parausts quo nuper percussus fuisti multo magis torqueri dubitas in futurum.
18 Nos igitur qui inter cunctos Christifideles Anglorum populum, quos pre ceteros fideles dei ecclesiarum (rectius ecclesias) et illarum ministros permaxime colere et venerari, ac nos et dictam sedem [apostolicam] speciali quodam fidei et devocionis sinceritate prosequi cognovimus, tamquam nostros et Romane ecclesie peculiares ac filios predilectos in visceribus gerimus caritatis et singulari quodam prosequimur dilectionis affectu